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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717240/elemental-compositions-of-lichens-from-duolun-county-inner-mongolia-china-origin-road-effect-and-species-difference
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Hua-Jie Liu, Jing-Gong Wang, Yu Xia, Meng-Jie Yang, Si-Wa Liu, Liang-Cheng Zhao, Xiu-Ping Guo, Yun-Jun Jiang, Xin Li, Qing-Feng Wu, Shi-Bo Fang
To assess the response of lichen elemental compositions to road traffic and species difference in the context of high dust input and anthropogenic emissions, two foliose epiphytic lichens (Phaeophyscia hirtuosa, PHh; Candelaria fibrosa, CAf) were sampled near a road adjacent to Dolon Nor Town (Duolun County, Inner Mongolia, China). Twenty elements (Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Sb, Sr, Ti, V and Zn) in lichen and surface soil samples were analysed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS)...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716230/early-mri-results-and-odds-of-attaining-no-evidence-of-disease-activity-status-in-ms-patients-treated-with-interferon-%C3%AE-1a-in-the-evidence-study
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Patricia K Coyle, Anthony T Reder, Mark S Freedman, Juanzhi Fang, Fernando Dangond
INTRODUCTION: 'No evidence of disease activity' (NEDA) is increasingly used as a treatment target with disease-modifying drugs for relapsing multiple sclerosis. METHODS: This post-hoc analysis of the randomised EVIDENCE trial compared interferon beta-1a injected subcutaneously three times weekly (IFN β-1a SC tiw) with interferon β-1a injected intramuscularly once weekly (IFN β-1a IM qw) on NEDA and clinical activity-free (CAF) status. The influence of the frequency of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning on NEDA and the effect of baseline T1 gadolinium-enhancing (Gd+) lesions on NEDA and CAF were also investigated...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704998/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-growth-by-diradical-cycloaddition-fragmentation
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Andrea Comandini, Said Abid, Nabiha Chaumeix
The recent theoretical and experimental investigations on the growth of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in pyrolytic environments highlight the possible role of the 1,4-cycloaddition/fragmentation (1,4-CAF) steps in the formation of PAH intermediates and consequently soot. The present theoretical study explores the possibility to generalize such mechanism to reactions involving various diradical compounds and stable multi-ring structures. The calculations were performed using the uB3LYP/6-311G(d,p) method and different composite methods, when possible, for more accurate energy estimates...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695799/effect-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-cell-derived-exosome-on-the-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-their-interaction
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Fei Luo, Zhao Sun, Qin Han, Chunling Xue, Chunmei Bai
Objective To investigate the effect of human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cell-derived Exosome on the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells(MSC)into cancer-associated myofibroblasts(CAF)and the impacts of CAF on liver cancer cell proliferation,migration,and invasion. Methods The protein expression of HepG2 cell-derived Exosome was detected by Western blotting. MSCs were separated from human adipose tissue and cultured with HepG2 cell-derived Exosome(100 ng/nl)to initiate differentiation. The expressions of mesenchymal markers and several interleukins were also detected by Western blotting...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692904/emerging-roles-of-the-histone-chaperone-caf-1-in-cellular-plasticity
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REVIEW
Sihem Cheloufi, Konrad Hochedlinger
During embryonic development, cells become progressively restricted in their differentiation potential. This is thought to be regulated by dynamic changes in chromatin structure and associated modifications, which act together to stabilize distinct specialized cell lineages. Remarkably, differentiated cells can be experimentally reprogrammed to a stem cell-like state or to alternative lineages. Thus, cellular reprogramming provides a valuable platform to study the mechanisms that normally safeguard cell identity and uncover factors whose manipulation facilitates cell fate transitions...
July 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690659/chronic-myeloid-leukemia-with-a-complex-variant-ph-translocation-that-develops-in-breast-carcinoma-postchemotherapy-a-rare-but-treatable-entity
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Gargi Tikku, Monica Jain, Pragya Shukla
We report a case of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) that developed after postoperative chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and 5-fluorouracil (CAF) for breast cancer. A 55-year-old woman was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma which was treated with a modified radical mastectomy followed by six cycles of CAF chemotherapy. Nine years later, she developed CML and locoregional recurrence. Her breast recurrence showed strong estrogen receptor, weak progesterone receptor and strong human epidermal growth factor 2 (score 3+) expression...
June 2017: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687621/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-share-characteristics-and-pro-tumorigenic-activity-with-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Lucia Borriello, Rie Nakata, Michael A Sheard, G Esteban Fernandez, Richard Sposto, Jemily Malvar, Laurence Blavier, Hiroyuki Shimada, Shahab Asgharzadeh, Robert C Seeger, Yves A DeClerck
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) have been suggested to originate from mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC), but their relationship to MSC is not clear. Here we have isolated from primary human neuroblastoma (NB) tumors a population of αFAP- and FSP-1-expressing CAF that share phenotypic and functional characteristics with bone marrow-derived MSC (BM-MSC). Analysis of human NB tumors also confirmed the presence of αFAP- and FSP-1-positive cells in the tumor stroma, and their presence correlated with that of M2 tumor-associated macrophages...
July 7, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685611/effect-of-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-on-radiosensitivity-of-cancer-cells
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Xiaoqin Ji, Xixu Zhu, Xueguan Lu
Solid tumors are composed of tumor epithelial cells and the stroma, which are seemingly separate but actually related through cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. These interactions can promote tumor evolution. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are the most abundant non-neoplastic cells in the stroma and also among the most important cell types interacting with cancer cells. Particularly, cancer cells promote the formation and maintenance of CAFs by secreting various cytokines. The activated CAFs then synthesize a series of growth factors to promote tumor cell growth, invasion and metastasis...
July 7, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684431/convergent-roles-of-atf3-and-csl-in-chromatin-control-of-cancer-associated-fibroblast-activation
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Dong Eun Kim, Maria-Giuseppina Procopio, Soumitra Ghosh, Seung-Hee Jo, Sandro Goruppi, Francesco Magliozzi, Pino Bordignon, Victor Neel, Paolo Angelino, G Paolo Dotto
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are important for tumor initiation and promotion. CSL, a transcriptional repressor and Notch mediator, suppresses CAF activation. Like CSL, ATF3, a stress-responsive transcriptional repressor, is down-modulated in skin cancer stromal cells, and Atf3 knockout mice develop aggressive chemically induced skin tumors with enhanced CAF activation. Even at low basal levels, ATF3 converges with CSL in global chromatin control, binding to few genomic sites at a large distance from target genes...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683470/integrating-cytokines-and-angiogenic-factors-and-tumour-bulk-with-selected-clinical-criteria-improves-determination-of-prognosis-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
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A J Zurita, R C Gagnon, Y Liu, H T Tran, R A Figlin, T E Hutson, A M D'Amelio, C N Sternberg, L N Pandite, J V Heymach
BACKGROUND: In two clinical trials of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor inhibitor pazopanib in advanced renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), we found interleukin-6 as predictive of pazopanib benefit. We evaluated the prognostic significance of candidate cytokines and angiogenic factors (CAFs) identified in that work relative to accepted clinical parameters. METHODS: Seven preselected plasma CAFs (interleukin-6, interleukin-8, osteopontin, VEGF, hepatocyte growth factor, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), and E-selectin) were measured using multiplex ELISA in plasma collected pretreatment from 343 mRCC patients participating in the phase 3 registration trial of pazopanib vs placebo (NCT00334282)...
July 6, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679779/molecular-effects-of-stromal-selective-targeting-by-upar-retargeted-oncolytic-virus-in-breast-cancer
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Yuqi Jing, Valery Chavez, Yuguang Ban, Nicolas Acquavella, Dorraya El-Ashry, Alexey Pronin, Xi Chen, Jaime R Merchan
The tumor microenvironment (TME) is a relevant target for novel biological therapies. MV-m-uPA and MV-h-uPA are fully retargeted, species-specific, oncolytic measles viruses (MVs) directed against murine or human urokinase receptor (PLAUR/uPAR), expressed in tumor and stromal cells. The effects of stromal selective targeting by uPAR retargeted MVs were investigated. In vitro infection, virus-induced GFP expression and cytotoxicity by MV-h-uPA and MV-m-uPA were demonstrated in human and murine cancer cells and cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in a species-specific manner...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668832/imaging-the-role-of-multinucleate-pancreatic-cancer-cells-and-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-in-peritoneal-metastasis-in-mouse-models
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Kosuke Hasegawa, Atsushi Suetsugu, Miki Nakamura, Takuro Matsumoto, Hitomi Aoki, Takahiro Kunisada, Masahito Shimizu, Shigetoyo Saji, Hisataka Moriwaki, Robert M Hoffman
BACKGROUND/AIM: The interaction between pancreatic-cancer cells and stromal cells in the tumor microenvironment (TME) is of particular importance in cancer progression and metastasis. The present report demonstrates the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and multinucleate pancreatic-cancer cells in peritoneal metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An orthotopic mouse model of pancreatic cancer was established with the human pancreatic cancer cell line BxPC3, which stably expresses green fluorescent protein (GFP)...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668831/choline-deficient-diet-induced-fatty-liver-is-a-metastasis-resistant-microenvironment
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Miki Nakamura, Atsushi Suetsugu, Kosuke Hasegawa, Takuro Matsumoto, Hitomi Aoki, Takahiro Kunisada, Masahito Shimizu, Shigetoyo Saji, Hisataka Moriwaki, Robert M Hoffman
BACKGROUND/AIM: Fatty liver disease is increasing in the developed and developing world. Liver metastasis from malignant lymphoma in the fatty liver is poorly understood. In a previous report, we developed color-coded imaging of the tumor microenvironment (TME) of the murine EL4-RFP malignant lymphoma during metastasis, including the lung. In the present report, we investigated the potential and microenvironment of the fatty liver induced by a choline-deficient diet as a metastatic site in this mouse lymphoma model...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666256/human-cafs-promote-lymphangiogenesis-in-ovarian-cancer-via-the-hh-vegf-c-signaling-axis
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Rui Wei, Mengqin Lv, Fei Li, Teng Cheng, Zhengzhong Zhang, Guiying Jiang, Ying Zhou, Ruiqiu Gao, Xiao Wei, Jicheng Lou, Xizi Wu, Danfeng Luo, Xiangyi Ma, Jin Jiang, Ding Ma, Ling Xi
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) play a pivotal role in the development and progression of many human cancers. Recent studies have shown that Hedgehog (Hh) signalling modulates the stromal microenvironment and prepares a suitable niche for tumour metastasis. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms underlying CAF-mediated lymphangiogenesis have not been fully elucidated. Therefore, our goal is to illustrate whether Hh ligands can activate Hh signalling in CAFs in a paracrine fashion and elucidate the effect of CAFs on lymphangiogenesis...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662901/sonic-hedgehog-pathway-inhibition-normalizes-desmoplastic-tumor-microenvironment-to-improve-chemo-and-nanotherapy
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Fotios Mpekris, Panagiotis Papageorgis, Christiana Polydorou, Chrysovalantis Voutouri, Maria Kalli, Athanassios P Pirentis, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos
Targeting the rich extracellular matrix of desmoplastic tumors has been successfully shown to normalize collagen and hyaluronan levels and re-engineer intratumoral mechanical forces, improving tumor perfusion and chemotherapy. As far as targeting the abundant cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in desmoplastic tumors is concerned, while both pharmacologic inhibition of the sonic-hedgehog pathway and genetic depletion of fibroblasts have been employed in pancreatic cancers, the results between the two methods have been contradictory...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662182/extreme-low-dose-of-5-fluorouracil-reverses-mdr-in-cancer-by-sensitizing-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-and-down-regulating-p-gp
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Yan Ma, Yuhua Wang, Zhenghong Xu, Yongjun Wang, John K Fallon, Feng Liu
We conducted a prospective, meaningful study of extreme low dose of 5-fluorouracil (5FU) as a metronomic agent targeting cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) to reverse Multidrug resistance (MDR) by sensitizing cancer associated fibroblasts and down-regulating P-glycoprotein (P-gp). The combination of 5FU and Taxol inhibited resistant KB-8-5 tumor growth by 79% and H460/Tax-R tumor growth by 55%. The inhibition was significant for both tumor types compared with Taxol treatment alone (p<0.001 and p = 0.0067, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658650/the-role-of-fibroblasts-in-pancreatic-cancer-extracellular-matrix-versus-paracrine-factors
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Louisa Bolm, Simon Cigolla, Uwe A Wittel, Ulrich T Hopt, Tobias Keck, Dirk Rades, Peter Bronsert, Ulrich Friedrich Wellner
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Desmoplasia is a characteristic feature and a suspected mechanism of tumor progression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Main constituents of the stroma involve cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and extracellular matrix (ECM). The aim of this study was to dissect the interaction of CAFs, ECM, and PDAC cells in both an in vitro setting and a large-scale clinical cohort study. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Patients operated for PDAC were identified from our prospectively maintained clinical database...
June 25, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656005/stroma-derived-fibrinogen-like-protein-2-activates-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-to-promote-tumor-growth-in-lung-cancer
#18
Ying Zhu, Longhui Zhang, Haoran Zha, Fei Yang, Chunyan Hu, Lin Chen, Bo Guo, Bo Zhu
Fibrinogen-like protein 2 (Fgl2), a member of the fibrinogen super family, is a pleiotropic cytokine that impacts diverse cellular functions. Previous studies have shown that tumor cell-derived Fgl2 promotes tumorigenesis and metastasis in immune-deficient mice, and it also functions as an immune-suppressive modulator in glioblastoma multiform (GMB). This study aimed to evaluate whether and how tumor stroma-derived Fgl2 affects tumorigenesis and tumor progression. We established the syngeneic transplantable Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) model in Fgl2-knock-out (Fgl2-KO) mice and we found that deficiency of host Fgl2 is associated with reduced growth of syngeneic LLC tumors...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652253/spin90-depletion-and-microtubule-acetylation-mediate-stromal-fibroblast-activation-in-breast-cancer-progression
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Eunae You, Yun Hyun Huh, Ahreum Kwon, So Hee Kim, In Hee Chae, Ok-Jun Lee, Je-Hwang Ryu, Min Ho Park, Ga-Eon Kim, Ji Shin Lee, Kun Ho Lee, Yong-Seok Lee, Jung-Woong Kim, Sangmyung Rhee, Woo Keun Song
Biomechanical remodeling of stroma by cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) in early stages of cancer is critical for cancer progression, and mechanical cues such as extracellular matrix stiffness control cell differentiation and malignant progression. However, the mechanism by which CAF activation occurs in low stiffness stroma in early stages of cancer is unclear. Here we investigated the molecular mechanism underlying CAF regulation by SPIN90 and microtubule acetylation under conditions of mechanically soft matrices corresponding to normal stromal rigidity...
June 26, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649646/human-brain-metastatic-stroma-attracts-breast-cancer-cells-via-chemokines-cxcl16-and-cxcl12
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Brile Chung, Ali A Esmaeili, Sailesh Gopalakrishna-Pillai, John P Murad, Emily S Andersen, Naveen Kumar Reddy, Gayathri Srinivasan, Brian Armstrong, Caleb Chu, Young Kim, Tommy Tong, James Waisman, John H Yim, Behnam Badie, Peter P Lee
The tumor microenvironment is composed of heterogeneous populations of cells, including cancer, immune, and stromal cells. Progression of tumor growth and initiation of metastasis is critically dependent on the reciprocal interactions between cancer cells and stroma. Through RNA-Seq and protein analyses, we found that cancer-associated fibroblasts derived from human breast cancer brain metastasis express significantly higher levels of chemokines CXCL12 and CXCL16 than fibroblasts from primary breast tumors or normal breast...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
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