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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156849/interest-of-integrins-targeting-in-glioblastoma-according-to-tumor-heterogeneity-and-cancer-stem-cell-paradigm-an-update
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Laure Malric, Sylvie Monferran, Julia Gilhodes, Sabrina Boyrie, Perrine Dahan, Nicolas Skuli, Julie Sesen, Thomas Filleron, Aline Kowalski-Chauvel, Elizabeth Cohen-Jonathan Moyal, Christine Toulas, Anthony Lemarié
Glioblastomas are malignant brain tumors with dismal prognosis despite standard treatment with surgery and radio/chemotherapy. These tumors are defined by an important cellular heterogeneity and notably contain a particular subpopulation of Glioblastoma-initiating cells, which recapitulate the heterogeneity of the original Glioblastoma. In order to classify these heterogeneous tumors, genomic profiling has also been undertaken to classify these heterogeneous tumors into several subtypes. Current research focuses on developing therapies, which could take into account this cellular and genomic heterogeneity...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156833/targeting-aggressive-prostate-cancer-associated-cd44v6-using-phage-display-selected-peptides
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Ying Peng, Austin R Prater, Susan L Deutscher
There is a crucial need to identify new biomarkers associated with aggressive prostate cancer (PCa) including those associated with cancer stem cells (CSCs). CD44v6, generated by alternative splicing of CD44, has been proposed as a CSC biomarker due to its correlation with aggressive PCa disease. We hypothesized that phage display selected peptides that target CD44v6 may serve as theranostic agents for aggressive PCa. Here, a 15 amino acid peptide ("PFT") was identified by affinity selection against a peptide derived from the v6 region of CD44v6...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156735/telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-mediates-emt-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yan Wu, Chunxiang Bian, Chunlin Zhen, Liu Liu, Zhenghong Lin, Muhammad Farrukh Nisar, Mei Wang, Jörg W Bartsch, Enyi Huang, Ping Ji, Li Yang, Yanhong Yu, Junfeng Yang, Xuemei Jiang, Julia Li Zhong
Locoregional lymph nodes metastasis in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma represents one of important and common prognostic factors for poor clinical outcome. The human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (hTERT) is one of key players in cancer metastasis and stemness, but its exact function in tongue squamous cell carcinoma remains unknown. Here, we aim to understand the role of hTERT by utilizing the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system to deplete hTERT in the SCC-15 cell line. Functional comparison of SCC-15 control and knockout cells (hTERT(-/-)) showed that loss of hTERT suppressed cell proliferation and migration/invasion...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156731/mir-21-modulates-the-effect-of-ezh2-on-the-biological-behavior-of-human-lung-cancer-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Hui Xia, Wen Zhang, Baoshi Zhang, Yingnan Zhao, Yunlong Zhao, Shaojun Li, Yang Liu
Non-small-cell lung cancer has a high mortality rate and poor prognosis. Therefore, novel therapeutic approaches are urgently needed to enhance patient survival rates. In this study, we investigated the effects of miR-21 and EZH2 on the biological behavior of human lung cancer stem cells in vitro. We found increased expression of EZH2 and miR-21 in LCSCs, and miR-21 overexpression increased EZH2 levels in LCSCs. In addition, EZH2 and miR-21 knockdown increased the sensitivity of LCSCs to chemo- and radiation therapy, and exogenous EZH2 expression rescued the effects of anti-miR-21...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156688/frequency-of-expression-and-generation-of-t-cell-responses-against-antigens-on-multiple-myeloma-cells-in-patients-included-in-the-gmmg-mm5-trial
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Michael Schmitt, Angela G Hückelhoven, Michael Hundemer, Anita Schmitt, Susanne Lipp, Martina Emde, Hans Salwender, Mathias Hänel, Katja Weisel, Uta Bertsch, Jan Dürig, Anthony D Ho, Igor Wolfgang Blau, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Anja Seckinger, Dirk Hose
Background: Raising T-cell response against antigens either expressed on normal and malignant plasma cells (e.g. HM1.24) or aberrantly on myeloma cells only (e.g. cancer testis antigens, CTA) by vaccination is a potential treatment approach for multiple myeloma. Results: Expression by GEP is found for HM1.24 in all, HMMR in 318/458 (69.4%), MAGE-A3 in 209/458 (45.6%), NY-ESO-1/2 in 40/458 (8.7%), and WT-1 in 4/458 (0.8%) of samples with the pattern being confirmed by RNA-sequencing...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156675/glioblastoma-and-glioblastoma-stem-cells-are-dependent-on-functional-mth1
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Linda Pudelko, Pegah Rouhi, Kumar Sanjiv, Helge Gad, Christina Kalderén, Andreas Höglund, Massimo Squatrito, Alberto J Schuhmacher, Steven Edwards, Daniel Hägerstrand, Ulrika Warpman Berglund, Thomas Helleday, Lars Bräutigam
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive form of brain cancer with poor prognosis. Cancer cells are characterized by a specific redox environment that adjusts metabolism to its specific needs and allows the tumor to grow and metastasize. As a consequence, cancer cells and especially GBM cells suffer from elevated oxidative pressure which requires antioxidant-defense and other sanitation enzymes to be upregulated. MTH1, which degrades oxidized nucleotides, is one of these defense enzymes and represents a promising cancer target...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156643/melanoma-genetic-abnormalities-tumor-progression-clonal-evolution-and-tumor-initiating-cells
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Ugo Testa, Germana Castelli, Elvira Pelosi
Melanoma is an aggressive neoplasia issued from the malignant transformation of melanocytes, the pigment-generating cells of the skin. It is responsible for about 75% of deaths due to skin cancers. Melanoma is a phenotypically and molecularly heterogeneous disease: cutaneous, uveal, acral, and mucosal melanomas have different clinical courses, are associated with different mutational profiles, and possess distinct risk factors. The discovery of the molecular abnormalities underlying melanomas has led to the promising improvement of therapy, and further progress is expected in the near future...
November 20, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156633/alcohol-and-cancer-stem-cells
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Mei Xu, Jia Luo
Heavy alcohol consumption has been associated with increased risk of several cancers, including cancer of the colon, rectum, female breast, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, liver, and esophagus. It appears that alcohol exposure not only promotes carcinogenesis but also enhances the progression and aggressiveness of existing cancers. The molecular mechanisms underlying alcohol tumor promotion, however, remain unclear. Cancer stem cells (CSC), a subpopulation of cancer cells with self-renewal and differentiation capacity, play an important role in tumor initiation, progression, metastasis, recurrence, and therapy resistance...
November 20, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156557/the-invasive-region-of-glioblastoma-defined-by-5ala-guided-surgery-has-an-altered-cancer-stem-cell-marker-profile-compared-to-central-tumour
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Stuart J Smith, Mohammed Diksin, Saachi Chhaya, Shwetha Sairam, Maria A Estevez-Cebrero, Ruman Rahman
Glioblastoma, a WHO grade IV astrocytoma, is a highly aggressive and heterogeneous tumour that infiltrates deeply into surrounding brain parenchyma, making complete surgical resection impossible. Despite chemo-radiotherapy, the residual cell population within brain parenchyma post-surgery causes inevitable recurrence. Previously, the tumour core has been the focus of research and the basis for targeted therapeutic regimes, which have failed to improve survival in clinical trials. Here, we focus on the invasive margin as defined by the region with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5ALA) (GliolanTM) fluorescence at surgery beyond the T1 enhancing region on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156550/can-youthful-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-wharton-s-jelly-bring-a-breath-of-fresh-air-for-copd
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REVIEW
Andrzej M Janczewski, Joanna Wojtkiewicz, Ewa Malinowska, Anna Doboszyńska
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major global cause of morbidity and mortality, projected to become the 3rd cause of disease mortality worldwide by 2020. COPD is characterized by persistent and not fully reversible airflow limitation that is usually progressive and is associated with an abnormal chronic inflammatory response of the lung to noxious agents including cigarette smoke. Currently available therapeutic strategies aim to ease COPD symptoms but cannot prevent its progress or regenerate physiological lung structure or function...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156535/hdacis-class-i-cancer-stem-cell-and-phytochemicals-cancer-therapy-and-prevention-implications
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Sahar Bayat, Mahmoud Shekari Khaniani, Jalal Choupani, Mohammad Reza Alivand, Sima Mansoori Derakhshan
Epigenetics is independent of the sequence events that physically affect the condensing of chromatin and genes expression. The unique epigenetic memories of various cells trigger exclusive gene expression profiling. According to different studies, the aberrant epigenetic signatures and impaired gene expression profiles are master occurrences in cancer cells in which oncogene and tumor suppressor genes are affected. Owing to the facts that epigenetic modifications are performed earlier than expression and are reversible, the epigenetic reprogramming of cancer cells could be applied potentially for their prevention, control, and therapy...
November 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156346/abcg2-mediated-suppression-of-chlorin-e6-accumulation-and-photodynamic-therapy-efficiency-in-glioblastoma-cell-lines-can-be-reversed-by-ko143
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Sara A Abdel Gaber, Patricia Müller, Wolfgang Zimmermann, Dirk Hüttenberger, Rainer Wittig, Mahmoud H Abdel Kader, Herbert Stepp
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of malignant brain tumors is a promising adjunct to standard treatment, especially if tumor stem cells thought to be responsible for tumor progression and therapy resistance were also susceptible to this kind of treatment. However, some photosensitizers have been reported to be substrates of ABCG2, one of the membrane transporters mediating resistance to chemotherapy. Here we investigate, whether inhibition of ABCG2 can restore sensitivity to photosensitizer chlorin e6-mediated PDT...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156195/aml-in-2017-advances-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Jacob M Rowe
Numerous advances have been made in the biology and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2017. These include the integration of the assessment of minimal residual disease (MRD) into clinical practice, the approval and near approval of new agents, improvement in therapy for older patients, and the development of a number of promising new agents, including IDH inhibitors, a Hedgehog signaling pathway inhibitor, and a histone deacetylase inhibitor. In addition, the concept of chemotherapy manipulation is still valid and can increase efficacy in some AML populations, and transplant patterns have shifted, enabling more patients to receive a hematopoietic stem cell transplant...
December 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155789/efficient-generation-and-editing-of-feeder-free-ipscs-from-human-pancreatic-cells-using-the-crispr-cas9-system
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Anjali Nandal, Barbara Mallon, Bhanu P Telugu
Embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells can self-renew and differentiate into multiple cell types of the body. The pluripotent cells are thus coveted for research in regenerative medicine and are currently in clinical trials for eye diseases, diabetes, heart diseases, and other disorders. The potential to differentiate into specialized cell types coupled with the recent advances in genome editing technologies including the CRISPR/Cas system have provided additional opportunities for tailoring the genome of iPSC for varied applications including disease modeling, gene therapy, and biasing pathways of differentiation, to name a few...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155703/modeling-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-toxicity-and-neurodegeneration-in-adult-zebrafish-brain
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Prabesh Bhattarai, Alvin Kuriakose Thomas, Mehmet Ilyas Cosacak, Christos Papadimitriou, Violeta Mashkaryan, Yixin Zhang, Caghan Kizil
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease in which accumulation of toxic amyloid-β42 (Aβ42) peptides leads to synaptic degeneration, inflammation, neuronal death, and learning deficits. Humans cannot regenerate lost neurons in the case of AD in part due to impaired proliferative capacity of the neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) and reduced neurogenesis. Therefore, efficient regenerative therapies should also enhance the proliferation and neurogenic capacity of NSPCs. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a regenerative organism, and we can learn the basic molecular programs with which we could design therapeutic approaches to tackle AD...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155506/how-desirable-and-undesirable-features-of-na%C3%A3-ve-or-genetically-reengineered-mesenchymal-stem-cells-are-being-considered-in-preclinical-or-clinical-assays
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Carlos González-Villarreal, Herminia Guadalupe Martínez-Rodríguez, Salvador Said-Fernández
The implantation of adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has become a promising alternative in cancer treatments. Accordingly, in this article we revised the ultimate advances in the knowledge on the MSC-homing mechanism, the cancer cell and MSCs interactions and the microvesicles and exosomes used by malignant cells to transport and deliver pro-cancer cytokines or microRNA (miRNA), or by MSCs to favor or fight cancer progression. In addition, we analyzed the current knowledge generated by ongoing or terminated preclinical and clinical trials, using naive MSCs as natural anti-cancer living factors or gene-engineered MSCs as cytokine delivering vehicles, where anti-cancer cytokines were chosen and the pro-cancer factors were avoided...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155421/characterization-of-neural-stem-cells-modified-with-hypoxia-neuron-specific-vegf-expression-system-for-spinal-cord-injury
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Y Yun, J Oh, Y Kim, G Kim, M Lee, Y Ha
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an incurable disease causing an ischemic environment and functional defect, thus a new therapeutic approach is needed for SCI treatment. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent therapeutic gene to treat SCI via angiogenesis and neuroprotection, and both tissue-specific gene expression and high gene delivery efficiency are important for successful gene therapy. Here we design the hypoxia/neuron dual-specific gene expression system (pEpo-NSE) and efficient gene delivery platform can be achieved by the combination ex vivo gene therapy with erythropoietin (Epo) enhancer, neuron-specific enolase (NSE) promoter and neural stem cells (NSCs)...
November 20, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155319/impact-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-hla-alleles-on-outcomes-of-allogeneic-transplantation-for-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphomas-a-center-for-international-blood-and-marrow-transplant-research-analysis
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Basem M William, Tao Wang, Michael D Haagenson, Katharina Fleischhauer, Michael Verneris, Katharine C Hsu, Marcos J de Lima, Marcelo Fernandez-Viña, Stephen R Spellman, Stephanie J Lee, Brian T Hill
Even in the modern era of targeted therapies, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT) can offer a chance of extended survival in B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) patients who relapse after, or are deemed ineligible for, autologous transplantation. A better understanding of the factors influencing the graft vs lymphoma (GVL) response would be useful in identifying B-NHL patients who may benefit from allo-HCT. Based on prior single-center reports, we hypothesized that certain HLA alleles, or haplotypes, may be associated with superior GVL, compared to others, after allo-HCT...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155313/a-phase-ii-multicenter-single-arm-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-deferasirox-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Mehmet Akif Yesilipek, Gulsun Karasu, Zuhre Kaya, Baris B Kuskonmaz, Vedat Uygun, Ilkiz Dag, Onur Ozudogru, Mehmet Ertem
We conducted a prospective, phase II, multicenter, single-arm study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of deferasirox in patients (aged >2 to <18 years) with β-thalassemia major (TM) who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and had evidence of iron overload (serum ferritin >1000 µg/L, cardiac MRI T2* <20 ms, or liver iron concentration [LIC; by MRI R2] ≥5 mg/g). Patients received deferasirox at an initial dose of 10 mg/kg/day, with up-titration to a maximum of 20 mg/kg/day...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155233/autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-reset-to-tolerance
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REVIEW
Femke C C van Rhijn-Brouwer, Julia Spierings, Jacob M van Laar
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is an effective therapy for refractory autoimmune disease, in particular diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). ASCT is the only treatment that can induce long term remission in dcSSc. However, the mechanism of action of ASCT has not yet been fully elucidated. The current hypothesis is that ASCT induces a long term 'reset' of the immune system, but there is no clear definition yet of such an immunological 'reset to tolerance', nor has it been established how to distinguish a 'reset' from long term immunosuppression...
November 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
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