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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049716/bone-marrow-derived-cell-recruitment-to-the-neurosensory-retina-and-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cell-layer-following-subthreshold-retinal-phototherapy
#1
Sergio Caballero, David L Kent, Nilanjana Sengupta, Sergio Li Calzi, Lynn Shaw, Eleni Beli, Leni Moldovan, James M Dominguez, Ramana S Moorthy, Maria B Grant
Purpose: We investigated whether subthreshold retinal phototherapy (SRPT) was associated with recruitment of bone marrow (BM)-derived cells to the neurosensory retina (NSR) and RPE layer. Methods: GFP chimeric mice and wild-type (WT) mice were subjected to SRPT using a slit-lamp infrared laser. Duty cycles of 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% (0.1 seconds, 250 mW, spot size 50 μm) with 30 applications were placed 50 to 100 μm from the optic disc. In adoptive transfer studies, GFP+ cells were given intravenously immediately after WT mice received SRPT...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048610/evidence-of-lateral-transmission-of-aggressive-features-between-different-types-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Nancy Adriana Espinoza-Sánchez, Eduardo Vadillo, Juan Carlos Balandrán, Alberto Monroy-García, Rosana Pelayo, Ezequiel M Fuentes-Pananá
Breast cancer (BrC) is a major public health problem worldwide. The intra-tumoral heterogeneity and tumor cell plasticity importantly contribute to disease progression and treatment failure. However, the dynamic interactions between different tumor clones, as well as their contribution to tumor aggressiveness are still poorly understood. In this study, we provide evidence of a lateral transmission of aggressive features between aggressive and non-aggressive tumor cells, consisting of gain of expression of cancer stem cell markers, increased expression of CXCL12 receptors CXCR4 and CXCR7 and increased invasiveness in response to CXCL12, which correlated with high levels of secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators G-CSF, GM-CSF, MCP-1, IL-8 and metalloproteinases 1 and 2 by the aggressive cells...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036438/a-selective-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-agonist-sew-2871-aggravates-gastric-cancer-by-recruiting-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
#3
Yujing Zhou, Feng Guo
The immune status of tumor microenvironment in gastric cancer is poorly understood, which limits the development of novel strategies in this field. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) acts as an immune modulator, but the role of S1P in gastric cancer is elusive. Here, we aim to investigate S1P receptor 1 (S1P1)-mediated effect of S1P in gastric cancer. We generated a xenograft mouse model and used SEW-2871, a S1P1 specific agonist to activate S1P1 signaling. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were isolated and analyzed using flow cytometry...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032612/correlation-between-cxcr4-cxcr7-cxcl12-chemokine-axis-expression-and-prognosis-in-lymph-node-positive-lung-cancer-patients
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Masakazu Katsura, Fumihiro Shoji, Tatsuro Okamoto, Shinichiro Shimamatsu, Fumihiko Hirai, Gouji Toyokawa, Yosuke Morodomi, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
The CXCR4/CXCR7/CXCL12 chemokine axis plays important roles in the migration of tumor cells during cancer development by modulating site-specific distant metastasis including to regional lymph nodes. We investigated the correlation of these chemokine expressions to prognosis in lymph-node-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. A total of 140 surgically resected specimens of primary site (PS) and metastatic lymph nodes (MLN) of NSCLC involving hilar and/or mediastinal lymph nodes (N1-2) were collected...
October 15, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028630/ezh2-regulates-dental-pulp-inflammation-by-direct-effect-on-inflammatory-factors
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Tianqian Hui, Peng A, Yuan Zhao, Jing Yang, Ling Ye, Chenglin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Pulpitis is a multi-factorial disease that could be caused by complex interactions between genetics, epigenetics and environmental factors. We aimed to evaluate the role of Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 (EZH2) in the inflammatory response of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) and dental pulp tissues. METHODS: The expressions of inflammatory cytokines in HDPCs treated by EZH2 complex or EZH2 siRNA with or without rhTNF-α were examined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (q-PCR)...
October 7, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024813/a-prodrug-of-green-tea-polyphenol-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-pro-egcg-serves-as-a-novel-angiogenesis-inhibitor-in-endometrial-cancer
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Jianzhang Wang, Gene Chi Wai Man, Tak Hang Chan, Joseph Kwong, Chi Chiu Wang
Anti-angiogenesis effect of a prodrug of green tea polyphenol (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (Pro-EGCG) in malignant tumors is not well studied. Here, we investigated how the treatment with Pro-EGCG inhibited tumor angiogenesis in endometrial cancer. Tumor xenografts of human endometrial cancer were established and subjected to microarray analysis after Pro-EGCG treatment. First, we showed Pro-EGCG inhibited tumor angiogenesis in xenograft models through down-regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1α) in tumor cells and chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 12 (CXCL12) in host stroma by immunohistochemical staining...
October 9, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024060/loss-of-dnmt3b-in-chondrocytes-leads-to-delayed-endochondral-ossification-and-fracture-repair
#7
Cuicui Wang, Yousef Abu-Amer, Regis J O'Keefe, Jie Shen
Despite advanced understanding of signaling mediated by local and systemic factors, the role of epigenetic factors in the regulation of bone regeneration remains vague. The DNA methyltransferases (Dnmts) Dnmt3a and Dnmt3b have tissue specific expression patterns and create unique methylation signatures to regulate gene expression. Using a stabilized murine tibia fracture model we find that Dnmt3b is induced early in fracture healing, peaks at 10 days post fracture (dpf), and declines to nearly undetectable levels by 28 dpf...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022185/biological-pathological-functions-of-the-cxcl12-cxcr4-cxcr7-axes-in-the-pathogenesis-of-bladder-cancer
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REVIEW
Alireza Nazari, Hossein Khorramdelazad, Gholamhossein Hassanshahi
CXC chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) is an important member of the CXC subfamily of chemokines, and has been extensively studied in various human body organs and systems, both in physiological and clinical states. Ligation of CXCL12 to CXCR4 and CXCR7 as its receptors on peripheral immune cells gives rise to pleiotropic activities. CXCL12 itself is a highly effective chemoattractant which conservatively attracts lymphocytes and monocytes, whereas there exists no evidence to show attraction for neutrophils. CXCL12 regulates inflammation, neo-vascularization, metastasis, and tumor growth, phenomena which are all pivotally involved in cancer development and further metastasis...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020982/the-prognostic-value-of-c-x-c-motif-chemokine-receptor-4-in-patients-with-sporadic-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
#9
Chao Zhang, Fang-Yuan Chang, Wen-Ya Zhou, Ji-Long Yang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies indicate that C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and its ligand, C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12), stimulate expression of the cell cycle regulatory protein Cyclin D1 in neurofibromatosis 1-associated malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) cells and promote their proliferation. In this study, we measured the expression of CXCR4, CXCL12, and Cyclin D1 proteins in sporadic MPNST tissues from Chinese patients and investigated their prognostic values...
October 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017963/the-role-of-cxcl12-in-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Wenfang Meng, Shihang Xue, Ye Chen
The chemokine ligand C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) is a kind of small molecules of cytokines that widely expressed in diversified tissues. Recent evidence suggests that CXCL12 plays an important role in the communication of tumor cells with their surrounding microenvironment. The interaction of CXCL12 and its receptors subsequently excite the downstream signaling pathways to affect tumor angiogenesis, tumor cell proliferation and chemoresistance, and thus represents a potential target for cancer therapy...
October 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016745/cxcl12-cxcr4-signaling-plays-an-essential-role-in-proper-patterning-of-aortic-arch-and-pulmonary-arteries
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Bo-Gyeong Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, Edward L Stanley, Eva M Garrido-Martin, Young Jae Lee, S Paul Oh
Aims: Chemokine CXCL12 (stromal derived factor 1: SDF1) has been shown to play important roles in various processes of cardiovascular development. In recent avian studies, CXCL12 signaling has been implicated in guidance of cardiac neural crest cells for their participation in the development of outflow tract and cardiac septum. The goal of this study is to investigate the extent to which CXCL12 signaling contribute to the development of aortic arch and pulmonary arteries in mammals. Methods and Results: Novel Cxcl12 -LacZ reporter and conditional alleles were generated...
September 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991373/novel-enriched-pathways-in-superficial-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-mpnst-and-spindle-desmoplastic-melanomas-sdm
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George Jour, Nicole K Andeen, Rami Al -Rohil, Phyu P Aung, Meenakshi Mehrotra, Dzifa Duose, Benjamin Hoch, Zolt Argenyi, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Ignacio I Wistuba, Victor G Prieto
Superficial malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a rare, soft tissue neoplasm that shares morphological features and some molecular events with spindle and desmoplastic melanoma (SDM). Herein we sought to identify molecular targets for therapy using targeted RNA/DNA sequencing and gene expression of key immunological players. DNA and RNA from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue were extracted and processed. Massive high-throughput deep parallel sequencing was performed using the Oncomine comprehensive panel enabling detection of relevant SNVs, CNVs, gene fusions, and indels from 143 unique genes on the Ion torrent sequencer for clinical trial research programs...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987144/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-cafs-are-activated-in-cutaneous-basal-cell-carcinoma-and-in-the-peritumoural-skin
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Silje Haukali Omland, Erika Elgstrand Wettergren, Tobias Mourier, Anders Johannes Hansen, Maria Asplund, Sarah Mollerup, Robert Robert
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the commonest cancer worldwide. BCC is locally invasive and the surrounding stromal microenvironment is pivotal for tumourigenesis. Cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in the microenvironment are essential for tumour growth in a variety of neoplasms but their role in BCC is poorly understood. METHODS: Material included facial BCC and control skin from the peritumoural area and from the buttocks. With next-generation sequencing (NGS) we compared mRNA expression between BCC and peritumoural skin...
October 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981380/astrocytes-promote-progression-of-breast-cancer-metastases-to-the-brain-via-a-kiss1-mediated-autophagy
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Natalya Kaverina, Anton V Borovjagin, Zaira Kadagidze, Anatoly Baryshnikov, Maria Baryshnikova, Dmitry Malin, Dhimankrishhna Ghosh, Nameeta Shah, Danny R Welch, Patrik Gabikian, Apollon Karseladze, Charles Cobbs, Ilya V Ulasov
Formation of metastases, also known as cancer dissemination, is an important stage of breast cancer (BrCa) development. KISS1 expression is associated with inhibition of metastases development. Recently we have demonstrated that BrCa metastases to the brain exhibit low levels of KISS1 expression at both mRNA and protein levels. By using multicolor immunofluorescence and coculture techniques here we show that normal adult astrocytes in the brain are capable of promoting metastatic transformation of circulating breast cancer cells localized to the brain through secretion of chemokine CXCL12...
October 5, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978524/ring-finger-protein-113a-regulates-c-x-c-chemokine-receptor-type-4-stability-and-signaling
#15
Travis Lear, Sarah R Dunn, Alison C McKelvey, Aazrin Mir, John Evankovich, Bill B Chen, Yuan Liu
As an alpha-chemokine receptor specific for stromal-derived-factor-1 (SDF-1, also called CXCL12), CXCR4 plays a vital role in chemotactically attracting lymphocytes during inflammation. CXCR4 also regulates HIV infection due to its role as one of the chemokine co-receptors for HIV entry into CD4+ T cells. Chemokine receptors and their signaling pathways have been shown to be regulated by the process of ubiquitination, a post-translational modification, guided by ubiquitin E3 ligases, which covalently links ubiquitin chains to lysine residues within target substrates...
October 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975891/local-immune-response-in-cutaneous-basal-cell-carcinoma
#16
Silje Haukali Omland
BCC is an immunogenic tumor highlighted by the increased risk in immunosuppressed individuals and the frequent occurrence of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in the tumor surroundings. Immunotherapy is evolving as a promising treatment strategy for several cancer types where topical immunostimulators are among the possibilities for superficial BCC. The overall aim of this thesis is to characterize the immunologic response upon BCC as well as characterizing the surrounding tumor stroma. The aim was achieved by the use of a variety of laboratory techniques; immunohistochemistry, immunoflourescence, qRT-PCR and NGS...
October 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970482/cd14-cd16-monocytes-are-the-main-target-of-zika-virus-infection-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-a-paediatric-study-in-nicaragua
#17
Daniela Michlmayr, Paulina Andrade, Karla Gonzalez, Angel Balmaseda, Eva Harris
The recent Zika pandemic in the Americas is linked to congenital birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome. White blood cells (WBCs) play an important role in host immune responses early in arboviral infection. Infected WBCs can also function as 'Trojan horses' and carry viruses into immune-sheltered spaces, including the placenta, testes and brain. Therefore, defining which WBCs are permissive to Zika virus (ZIKV) is critical. Here, we analyse ZIKV infectivity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in vitro and from Nicaraguan Zika patients and show CD14(+)CD16(+) monocytes are the main target of infection, with ZIKV replication detected in some dendritic cells...
October 2, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968441/r1r2-peptide-ameliorates-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice-through-fibrocyte-migration-and-differentiation
#18
Hou-Yu Chiang, Pao-Hsien Chu, Ting-Hein Lee
Circulating fibrocytes play a key role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrocytes are bone marrow-derived leukocytes, which enter the lungs in response to their chemoattractant CXCL12 and differentiate into fibroblasts or myofibroblasts, leading to excess deposition of the collagen-rich extracellular matrix. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and MMP-2, secreted by fibrocytes, degrade the subendothelial basement membrane and promote fibrocyte influx into the lungs. Here, we demonstrate that R1R2, a novel peptide derived from the bacterial adhesin SFS, attenuates pulmonary fibrosis by preventing the differentiation of fibrocytes into myofibroblasts and by reducing the invasion of fibrocytes through basement membrane-like proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963140/increasing-tumor-infiltrating-t-cells-through-inhibition-of-cxcl12-with-nox-a12-synergizes-with-pd-1-blockade
#19
Dirk Zboralski, Kai Hoehlig, Dirk Eulberg, Anna Froemming, Axel Vater
Immune checkpoint inhibitors promote T cell-mediated killing of cancer cells, however only a subset of patients benefit from the treatment. A possible reason for this limitation may be that the tumor microenvironment (TME) is immune privileged, which may exclude cytotoxic T cells from the vicinity of cancer cells. The chemokine CXCL12 is key to the TME-driven immune suppression. In this study we investigated the potential of CXCL12 inhibition by use of the clinical-stage L-RNA-aptamer NOX-A12 (olaptesed pegol) to increase the number of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes...
September 28, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962641/overexpression-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-improves-immunomodulation-by-dental-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#20
Victor G Martinez, Imelda Ontoria-Oviedo, Carolina P Ricardo, Sian E Harding, Rosa Sacedon, Alberto Varas, Agustin Zapata, Pilar Sepulveda, Angeles Vicente
BACKGROUND: Human dental mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered as highly accessible and attractive MSCs for use in regenerative medicine, yet some of their features are not as well characterized as other MSCs. Hypoxia-preconditioning and hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) alpha overexpression significantly improves MSC therapeutics, but the mechanisms involved are not fully understood. In the present study, we characterize immunomodulatory properties of dental MSCs and determine changes in their ability to modulate adaptive and innate immune populations after HIF-1 alpha overexpression...
September 29, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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