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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164766/down-regulating-myoferlin-inhibits-the-vasculogenic-mimicry-of%C3%A2-melanoma-via-decreasing-mmp-2-and-inducing-mesenchymal-to-epithelial-transition
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Wenxue Zhang, Ping Zhou, Ai Meng, Rongxin Zhang, Yan Zhou
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) constitutes a novel approach for tumour blood supply and contributes to tumour metastasis and poor prognosis in patients with melanoma. Myoferlin (MYOF), a type II membrane protein involved in membrane regeneration and repair, is elevated in several malignant tumours, especially in advanced melanomas. This study aims to investigate the role and mechanism of MYOF in the regulation of VM. VM structures were found in 14 of 52 tested melanoma samples, and high MYOF expression correlated with VM structures...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164579/mir-181a-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-prostate-cancer-cells-by-targeting-tgif2
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C Zhiping, T Shijun, W Linhui, W Yapei, Q Lianxi, D Qiang
OBJECTIVE: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and metastatic prostate cancer often leads to poor outcomes for patients. During the metastasis processes, cancer cells acquire a migratory and invasive phenotype. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been implicated in multiple processes of prostate cancer development including migration, chemoresistance, and carcinogenesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Expressions of miR-181a in prostate tumor samples and cancer cells were measured by qRT-PCR...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162747/therapeutic-effect-of-a-novel-wnt-pathway-inhibitor-on-cardiac-regeneration-after-myocardial-infarction
#3
Chunyu Zeng, Dezhong Yang, Wenbin Fu, Liangpeng Li, Xuewei Xia, Qiao Liao, Rongchuan Yue, Hongmei Chen, Xiongwen Chen, Songzhu An, Wei Eric Wang
After myocardial infarction (MI), the heart is difficult to repair because of great loss of cardiomyoctyes and lack of cardiac regeneration. Novel drug candidates that aim at reducing pathological remodeling and stimulating cardiac regeneration are highly desirable. In this study, we identified if and how a novel porcupine inhibitor CGX1321 influenced MI and cardiac regeneration. Permanent ligation of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery was performed in mice to induce MI injury. Cardiac function was measured by echocardiography, infarct size was examined by TTC staining...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161937/the-interplay-between-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-and-bmp-smad-signaling-pathways-in-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-a549-cells-induced-by-silica
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Yanhua Yu, Yanming Lin, Gengxia Yang, Lin Tian
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a phenotype transdifferentiation of epithelial into mesenchymal cells and contributes to pulmonary fibrotic disease. SMAD-dependent pathway has been reported to play a key role in the multiple fibrotic diseases. We hypothesized that TGF-β/SMAD signaling could cross-interact with BMP/SMAD signaling pathways in silica-induced EMT in A549 cells.We investigated that the ability of silica induced EMT in A549 cells, and this process was significantly inhibited by SB431542 through up-regulation of Vimentin, α-SMA and collagen type I expression and down-regulation of E-cadherin expression...
November 21, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159771/cldn6-enhances-chemoresistance-to-adm-via-af-6-erks-pathway-in-tnbc-cell-line-mdamb231
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Minlan Yang, Yanru Li, Yang Ruan, Yan Lu, Dongjing Lin, Yinping Xie, Bing Dong, Qihua Dang, Chengshi Quan
Claudin-6 (CLDN6), a critical tight junction protein acting as a tumor suppressor in breast cancer, is also considered to be a stem cell marker. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a subtype of claudin-low and stem cell-like breast cancer which is chemoresistant to multiple anti-cancer drugs. The aim of our study was to determine whether CLDN6 plays a role in chemoresistance of TNBC. We found that overexpression of CLDN6 in TNBC cell line MDAMB231 significantly inhibited cell growth, migration, and invasion...
November 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158786/fh535-inhibits-proliferation-and-motility-of-colon-cancer-cells-by-targeting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#6
Yanyan Chen, Xianping Rao, Kangmao Huang, Xiaoxia Jiang, Haohao Wang, Lisong Teng
Aberrant Wnt/β-catenin pathway activation is frequently observed in human colorectal cancer (CRC) and has become a promising target for CRC treatment. Our study aimed to evaluate the effect of FH535, a small molecule inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin pathway, on two colon cancer cell lines, HT29 and SW480. We found FH535 significantly inhibited colon cancer cell proliferation in vitro and induced cell cycle arrest. Moreover, FH535 inhibited colon cancer xenograft growth in vivo. Wound-healing assay and Transwell assay revealed that FH535 notably suppressed migration and invasion of SW480 cells...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156702/post-surgery-fluids-promote-transition-of-cancer-stem-cell-to-endothelial-and-akt-mtor-activity-contributing-to-relapse-of-giant-cell-tumors-of-bone
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Flavio Fazioli, Gianluca Colella, Roberta Miceli, Mariano Giuseppe Di Salvatore, Michele Gallo, Serena Boccella, Annarosaria De Chiara, Carlo Ruosi, Filomena de Nigris
Giant cell tumors of bone (GCTB) are rare sarcomas with a high rate of unpredictable local relapse. Studies suggest that surgical methods affect recurrence, supporting the idea that local disease develops from re-growth of residual cancer cells. To identify early prognostic markers of individual risk of recurrence, we evaluated the effect of post-surgery fluids from a cohort of GCTB patients on growth of primary and established sarcoma cell lines, and mice xenograph. Post-surgery fluids increased cell growth and enhanced expression of CD44(++), the principal receptor for the extracellular matrix component hyaluronan and the mesenchymal stem marker CD117(+)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156697/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
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Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156418/characterization-of-domestic-pig-spermatogenesis-using-spermatogonial-stem-cell-markers-in-the-early-months-of-life
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Julio Almunia, Kotono Nakamura, Mami Murakami, Shigeo Takashima, Masaki Takasu
In pigs, spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), which include gonocytes and undifferentiated spermatogonia, are classically defined as being present till up to 2 months of life. However, knowledge about this transition from gonocytes to undifferentiated spermatogonia in pigs is limited. In this study, we characterized pig SSCs in neonatal (n = 6), one-month-old (1-mo-old, n = 6), two-month-old (2-mo-old, n = 6), and adult testes (n = 6) anatomically, histologically, and immunohistologically. Anatomically, testicular circumference (TC) was measured at each development stage...
November 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155301/matrine-inhibiting-pancreatic-cells-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-invasion-through-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mmps-pathway
#10
Minna Huang, Wen Xin
AIMS: Matrine has demonstrated an exclusive anti-tumor effect, including inhibiting cancer cells proliferation and inducing cancer cells apoptosis and autophagy. Whether it can inhibit cancer cells invasion is remain obscure. MAIN METHODS: The Panc-1 cells were cultured with matrine, NAC and methanol, wound healing assay and transwell invasion assay were applied to detect the migration and invasion ability. The expression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 were assessed, as well as the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition marker...
November 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154903/in-vitro-mesenchymal-epithelial-transition-in-nih3t3-fibroblasts-results-in-onset-of-low-dose-radiation-hypersensitivity-coupled-with-attenuated-connexin-43-response
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Ankit Mathur, Ashish Kumar, Bincy Babu, Sudhir Chandna
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET) is associated with altered cell adhesion patterns. Independent studies showed that cellular adhesion regulates low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity (HRS), a phenomenon reported widely in tumour cells. Therefore, present study aimed to investigate whether MET and associated cellular adhesion alterations affect cellular radiosensitivity. METHODS: We established multiple stages of MET by in vitro transformation of NIH3T3 mouse embryonic fibroblasts...
November 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152102/l1-cell-adhesion-molecule-l1cam-is-a-strong-predictor-for-locoregional-recurrences-in-cervical-cancer
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Marlies Schrevel, Willem E Corver, Margit E Vegter, Natalja T Ter Haar, Enno J Dreef, Jogchum J Beltman, Gemma Kenter, Tjalling Bosse, Cornelis D de Kroon, Ekaterina S Jordanova
Background: L1 cell adhesion molecule (L1CAM) has been shown to be a prognostic marker in various cancer types, and has been suggested to play a role in epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT). Here, we determined the prognostic significance of L1CAM in cervical cancer and its association with vimentin expression on tumor cells, indicative of EMT. Methods: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded primary tumor samples from 372 cervical cancer patients were collected for immunohistochemical analysis of L1CAM expression...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152094/xenotransplantation-of-pediatric-low-grade-gliomas-confirms-the-enrichment-of-braf-v600e-mutation-and-preservation-of-cdkn2a-deletion-in-a-novel-orthotopic-xenograft-mouse-model-of-progressive-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma
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Mari Kogiso, Lin Qi, Holly Lindsay, Yulun Huang, Xiumei Zhao, Zhigang Liu, Frank K Braun, Yuchen Du, Huiyuan Zhang, Goeun Bae, Sibo Zhao, Sarah G Injac, Mary Sobieski, David Brunell, Vidya Mehta, Diep Tran, Jeffrey Murray, Patricia A Baxter, Xiao-Jun Yuan, Jack M Su, Adekunle Adesina, Laszlo Perlaky, Murali Chintagumpala, D Williams Parsons, Ching C Lau, Clifford C Stephan, Xinyan Lu, Xiao-Nan Li
To identify cellular and molecular changes that driver pediatric low grade glioma (PLGG) progression, we analyzed putative cancer stem cells (CSCs) and evaluated key biological changes in a novel and progressive patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) mouse model. Flow cytometric analysis of 22 PLGGs detected CD133(+) (<1.5%) and CD15(+) (20.7 ± 28.9%) cells, and direct intra-cranial implantation of 25 PLGGs led to the development of 1 PDOX model from a grade II pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA). While CSC levels did not correlate with patient tumor progression, neurosphere formation and in vivo tumorigenicity, the PDOX model, IC-3635PXA, reproduced key histological features of the original tumor...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151976/aqueous-huaier-extract-suppresses-gastric-cancer-metastasis-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-targeting-twist
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Zhiyuan Xu, Guowei Zheng, Yiping Wang, Chunli Zhang, Jianfa Yu, Fei Teng, Hang Lv, Xiangdong Cheng
Trametes robiniophila Murr. (Huaier) is a widely used anti-cancer agent in China. Strong evidence for the anti-proliferative activity of Huaier has been reported; however, its anti-metastatic potential against gastric cancer (GC) as well as its underlying mechanism of action are unknown. Here, we show that treatment with an aqueous Huaier extract over a range of concentrations significantly suppressed both the invasiveness and migratory ability of GC cells. Huaier could also partly reverse the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), as characterized by increased expression of the epithelial marker E-cadherin and decreased expression of the mesenchymal markers N-cadherin and vimentin...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151941/zeb1-promotes-oxaliplatin-resistance-through-the-induction-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Cao Guo, Junli Ma, Ganlu Deng, Yanlin Qu, Ling Yin, Yiyi Li, Ying Han, Changjing Cai, Hong Shen, Shan Zeng
Background: Oxaliplatin (OXA) chemotherapy is widely used in the clinical treatment of colon cancer. However, chemo-resistance is still a barrier to effective chemotherapy in cases of colon cancer. Accumulated evidence suggests that the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) may be a critical factor in chemo-sensitivity. The present study investigated the effects of Zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) on OXA-sensitivity in colon cancer cells. Method: ZEB1expression and its correlation with clinicopathological characteristics were analyzed using tumor tissue from an independent cohort consisting of 118 colon cancer (CC) patients who receiving OXA-based chemotherapy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151911/multiple-pulmonary-metastases-with-halo-sign-from-malignant-mixed-m%C3%A3-llerian-tumors
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Hong-Wei Tian, Wei-Bing Yang, Meng-Jie Yang, Jing-Yuan Liu, Jian-Chu Zhang, Xiao-Nan Tao, Qiong Zhou
The lungs are one of the most common organs to which cancer metastasizes, but are a location not common for uterine sarcoma. A malignant mixed Müllerian tumor (MMMT) of the uterus is an extremely rare and aggressive sarcoma, characterized by a mixture of epithelial and mesenchymal components. There are few reports regarding the pulmonary metastasis from MMMTs. The present study presents the case of a 58-year-old woman with hemoptysis and post-menopausal vaginal bleeding. The woman was initially diagnosed with invasive aspergillosis based on a chest computed tomography (CT) scan showing multiple pulmonary nodular opacities surrounded by a ground-glass attenuation halo (halo-sign)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149196/easy-xeno-free-and-feeder-free-method-for-isolating-and-growing-limbal-stromal-and-epithelial-stem-cells-of-the-human-cornea
#17
Djida Ghoubay-Benallaoua, Céline de Sousa, Raphaël Martos, Gaël Latour, Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, Elisabeth Dupin, Vincent Borderie
Epithelial and stromal stem cells are required to maintain corneal transparency. The aim of the study was to develop a new method to isolate and grow both corneal stromal (SSC) and epithelial limbal (LSC) stem cells from small human limbal biopsies under culture conditions in accordance with safety requirements mandatory for clinical use in humans. Superficial limbal explants were retrieved from human donor corneo-scleral rims. Human limbal cells were dissociated by digestion with collagenase A, either after epithelial scraping or with no scraping...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148209/telocytes-in-the-human-sinoatrial-node
#18
Lubov B Mitrofanova, Andrey N Gorshkov, Petr V Konovalov, Julia S Krylova
The sinoatrial node (SAN) is composed mostly of pacemaker, transitional and Purkinje-like cells. Pacemaker cells, especially in the centre of the SAN, are surrounded by dense fibrous tissue and do not have any contact with transitional cells. We hypothesize that the SAN contains telocytes that have contacts with pacemaker cells and contractile myocardium. Immunohistochemistry using antibodies against HCN4 and antibody combinations against CD34 and HCN4 was carried out on 12 specimens. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) with two mixtures of primary antibodies, namely CD34/S100 and vimentin/S100, was performed in three cases...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148152/u-ch17p-m-and-s-a-new-cell-culture-system-for-tumour-diversity-and-progression-in-chordoma
#19
D Jäger, A Lechel, U Tharehalli, C Seeling, P Möller, T F E Barth, K Mellert
Chordoma is a rare bone tumour with a known intrinsic heterogeneity. Here, we address this tumour heterogeneity in a new cell culture model for tumour diversity and progression in chordoma. The three cell lines U-CH17P, U-CH17M, and U-CH17S were established from a primary sacral chordoma and its derived metastases, a soft tissue and a skin metastasis, respectively. The lesions had divergent differentiation patterns which are conserved in the derived cell lines making them a suitable in vitro model for the analysis of tumorigenesis in chordoma...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146722/the-notch4-hey1-pathway-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Takahito Fukusumi, Theresa Guo, Akihiro Sakai, Mizuo Ando, Shuling Ren, Sunny Haft, Chao Liu, Panomwat Amornphimoltham, J Silvio Gutkind, Joseph Califano
BACKGROUND: Recently, several comprehensive genomic analyses demonstrated NOTCH1 and NOTCH3 mutations in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in approximately 20% of cases. Similar to other types of cancers, these studies also indicate that the NOTCH pathway is closely related to HNSCC progression. However, the role of NOTCH4 in HNSCC is less well understood. METHODS: We analyzed NOTCH4 pathway and downstream gene expression in the TCGA data set. To explore the functional role of NOTCH4, we performed in vitro proliferation, cisplatin viability, apoptosis, and cell cycle assays...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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