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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641311/characterisation-of-blood-derived-exosomal-htert-mrna-secretion-in-cancer-patients-a-potential-pan-cancer-marker
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Hadar Goldvaser, Anna Gutkin, Einat Beery, Yonatan Edel, Jardena Nordenberg, Ofir Wolach, Ester Rabizadeh, Orit Uziel, Meir Lahav
BACKGROUND: Telomerase (human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT)) is considered a hallmark of cancer. The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility of the detection of hTERT transcripts in serum as a 'pan-cancer' diagnostic method. METHODS: Human telomerase reverse transcriptase mRNA levels were determined in serum and serum-derived exosomes from 133 patients with different malignancies and 45 healthy controls. In four patients hTERT mRNA levels were measured in different clinical stages...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640942/polyfunctional-response-by-immtac-imcgp100-redirected-cd8-and-cd4-t-cells
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Caroline Boudousquie, Giovanna Bossi, Jacob M Hurst, Karolina A Rygiel, Bent K Jakobsen, Namir J Hassan
The success of immune system based cancer therapies depends on a broad immune response engaging a range of effector cells and mechanisms. Immune mobilising monoclonal TCRs against cancer (ImmTAC(™) molecules, fusion proteins consisting of a soluble, affinity enhanced TCR and an anti-CD3 scFv Ab) were previously shown to redirect CD8(+) and CD4(+) T cells against tumours. Here we present evidence that IMCgp100 (ImmTAC recognising a peptide derived from the melanoma-specific protein, gp100, presented by HLA-A*0201) efficiently redirects and activates effector and memory cells from both CD8(+) and CD4(+) repertoires...
June 22, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636941/highly-aggressive-metastatic-melanoma-cells-unable-to-maintain-telomere-length
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Nikenza Viceconte, Marie-Sophie Dheur, Eva Majerova, Christophe E Pierreux, Jean-François Baurain, Nicolas van Baren, Anabelle Decottignies
Unlimited replicative potential is one of the hallmarks of cancer cells. In melanoma, hTERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase) is frequently overexpressed because of activating mutations in its promoter, suggesting that telomerase is necessary for melanoma development. We observed, however, that a subset of melanoma metastases and derived cell lines had no telomere maintenance mechanism. Early passages of the latter displayed long telomeres that progressively shortened and fused before cell death. We propose that, during melanoma formation, oncogenic mutations occur in precursor melanocytes with long telomeres, providing cells with sufficient replicative potential, thereby bypassing the need to re-activate telomerase...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636931/p53-prohibits-propagation-of-chromosome-segregation-errors-that-produce-structural-aneuploidies
#4
Mar Soto, Jonne A Raaijmakers, Bjorn Bakker, Diana C J Spierings, Peter M Lansdorp, Floris Foijer, René H Medema
The presence of an abnormal karyotype has been shown to be profoundly detrimental at the cellular and organismal levels but is an overt hallmark of cancer. Aneuploidy can lead to p53 activation and thereby prevents proliferation, but the exact trigger for p53 activation has remained controversial. Here, we have used a system to induce aneuploidy in untransformed human cells to explore how cells deal with different segregation errors. We show that p53 is activated only in a subset of the cells with altered chromosome content...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634614/detection-of-the-circulating-tumor-dnas-in-angioimmunoblastic-t-cell-lymphoma
#5
Mamiko Sakata-Yanagimoto, Rie Nakamoto-Matsubara, Daisuke Komori, Tran B Nguyen, Keiichiro Hattori, Toru Nanmoku, Takayasu Kato, Naoki Kurita, Yasuhisa Yokoyama, Naoshi Obara, Yuichi Hasegawa, Atsushi Shinagawa, Shigeru Chiba
Recent genetic studies identified that the disease-specific G17V RHOA mutation, together with mutations in TET2, DNMT3A, and IDH2, is a hallmark of angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphomas (AITL). The diagnostic value of these mutations is now being investigated. Circulating tumor DNAs (ctDNAs) may offer a non-invasive testing for diagnosis and disease monitoring of cancers. To investigate whether these mutations are useful markers for ctDNAs in AITL and its related lymphomas, we performed targeted sequencing for TET2, RHOA, DNMT3A, and IDH2 in paired tumors and cell-free DNAs from 14 patients at diagnosis...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633018/chromosome-mis-segregation-generates-cell-cycle-arrested-cells-with-complex-karyotypes-that-are-eliminated-by-the-immune-system
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Stefano Santaguida, Amelia Richardson, Divya Ramalingam Iyer, Ons M'Saad, Lauren Zasadil, Kristin A Knouse, Yao Liang Wong, Nicholas Rhind, Arshad Desai, Angelika Amon
Aneuploidy, a state of karyotype imbalance, is a hallmark of cancer. Changes in chromosome copy number have been proposed to drive disease by modulating the dosage of cancer driver genes and by promoting cancer genome evolution. Given the potential of cells with abnormal karyotypes to become cancerous, do pathways that limit the prevalence of such cells exist? By investigating the immediate consequences of aneuploidy on cell physiology, we identified mechanisms that eliminate aneuploid cells. We find that chromosome mis-segregation leads to further genomic instability that ultimately causes cell-cycle arrest...
June 19, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630930/real-time-quantitative-analysis-of-metabolic-flux-in-live-cells-using-a-hyperpolarized-micromagnetic-resonance-spectrometer
#7
Sangmoo Jeong, Roozbeh Eskandari, Sun Mi Park, Julio Alvarez, Sui Seng Tee, Ralph Weissleder, Michael G Kharas, Hakho Lee, Kayvan R Keshari
Metabolic reprogramming is widely considered a hallmark of cancer, and understanding metabolic dynamics described by the conversion rates or "fluxes" of metabolites can shed light onto biological processes of tumorigenesis and response to therapy. For real-time analysis of metabolic flux in intact cells or organisms, magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy and imaging methods have been developed in conjunction with hyperpolarization of nuclear spins. These approaches enable noninvasive monitoring of tumor progression and treatment efficacy and are being tested in multiple clinical trials...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630472/smyd3-promotes-homologous-recombination-via-regulation-of-h3k4-mediated-gene-expression
#8
Yun-Ju Chen, Cheng-Hui Tsai, Pin-Yu Wang, Shu-Chun Teng
SMYD3 is a methyltransferase highly expressed in many types of cancer. It usually functions as an oncogenic protein to promote cell cycle, cell proliferation, and metastasis. Here, we show that SMYD3 modulates another hallmark of cancer, DNA repair, by stimulating transcription of genes involved in multiple steps of homologous recombination. Deficiency of SMYD3 induces DNA-damage hypersensitivity, decreases levels of repair foci, and leads to impairment of homologous recombination. Moreover, the regulation of homologous recombination-related genes is via the methylation of H3K4 at the target gene promoters...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629530/novel-natural-product-therapeutics-targeting-both-inflammation-and-cancer
#9
Jiangjiang Qin, Wei Wang, Ruiwen Zhang
Inflammation is recently recognized as one of the hallmarks of human cancer. Chronic inflammatory response plays a critical role in cancer development, progression, metastasis, and resistance to chemotherapy. Conversely, the oncogenic aberrations also generate an inflammatory microenvironment, enabling the development and progression of cancer. The molecular mechanisms of action that are responsible for inflammatory cancer and cancer-associated inflammation are not fully understood due to the complex crosstalk between oncogenic and pro-inflammatory genes...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625086/hepatitis-c-virus-apolipoprotein-interactions-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-impact
#10
Emilie Crouchet, Thomas F Baumert, Catherine Schuster
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure. Moreover, chronic HCV infection is associated with liver steatosis and metabolic disorders. With 130-150 million people chronically infected in the world, HCV infection represents a major public health problem. One hallmark on the virus is its close link with hepatic lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. Areas covered: HCV is associated with lipoprotein components such as apolipoproteins. These interactions play a key role in the viral life cycle, viral persistence and pathogenesis of liver disease...
June 17, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624993/cancer-stem-cell-marker-glycosylation-nature-function-and-significance
#11
REVIEW
Brody W Mallard, Joe Tiralongo
Glycans are essential for the maintenance of normal biological function, with alterations in glycan expression being a hallmark of cancer. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subset of cells within a tumour capable of self-renewal, cellular differentiation and resistances to conventional therapies. As is the case with stem cells, marker proteins present on the cell surface are frequently used to identify and enrich CSCs, with the expression of these markers statistical correlating with the likelihood of cancer recurrence and overall patient survival...
June 17, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624193/mir-375-and-doxorubicin-co-delivered-by-liposomes-for-combination-therapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Yin-Ping Fan, Jia-Zhi Liao, Ya-Qi Lu, De-An Tian, Feng Ye, Peng-Xuan Zhao, Guang-Ya Xiang, Wang-Xian Tang, Xing-Xing He
Doxorubicin (DOX) is one of the most frequently used anti-cancer drugs and the front line option for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment. However, the clinical applications of DOX are restricted largely due to its toxicity and chemoresistance. Here, we report that miR-375 and DOX were co-delivered by liposomes (named L-miR-375/DOX-NPs) for combination therapy of HCC and drug resistance reversion of DOX. In vitro, L-miR-375/DOX-NPs could deliver DOX and miR-375 efficiently and simultaneously into HCC cells and ensure the successful release of mature miR-375 and DOX...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623268/ascorbate-induces-apoptosis-in-melanoma-cells-by-suppressing-clusterin-expression
#13
Sushmita Mustafi, David W Sant, Zhao-Jun Liu, Gaofeng Wang
Pharmacological levels of ascorbate have long been suggested as a potential treatment of cancer. However, we observed that EC50 of ascorbate was at a similar level for cultured healthy melanocytes and melanoma cells, suggesting a limit of pharmacological ascorbate in treating cancer. Loss of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5 hmC) is an epigenetic hallmark of cancer and ascorbate promotes 5 hmC generation by serving as a cofactor for TET methylcytosine dioxygenases. Our previous work demonstrated that ascorbate treatment at physiological level (100 μM) increased 5 hmC content in melanoma cells toward the level of healthy melanocytes...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622688/integration-of-metabolomics-transcriptomics-and-microrna-expression-profiling-reveals-a-mir-143-hk2-glucose-network-underlying-zinc-deficiency-associated-esophageal-neoplasia
#14
Louise Y Fong, Ruiyan Jing, Karl J Smalley, Cristian Taccioli, Johannes Fahrmann, Dinesh K Barupal, Hansjuerg Alder, John L Farber, Oliver Fiehn, Carlo M Croce
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in humans is a deadly disease associated with dietary zinc (Zn)-deficiency. In the rat esophagus, Zn-deficiency induces cell proliferation, alters mRNA and microRNA gene expression, and promotes ESCC. We investigated whether Zn-deficiency alters cell metabolism by evaluating metabolomic profiles of esophageal epithelia from Zn-deficient and replenished rats vs sufficient rats, using untargeted gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (n = 8/group). The Zn-deficient proliferative esophagus exhibits a distinct metabolic profile with glucose down 153-fold and lactic acid up 1...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621843/metabolic-reprogramming-in-the-tumour-microenvironment-a-hallmark-shared-by-cancer-cells-and-t-lymphocytes
#15
REVIEW
Katrina E Allison, Brenda L Coomber, Byram W Bridle
Altered metabolism is a hallmark of cancers, including shifting oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis and upregulating glutaminolysis to divert carbon sources into biosynthetic pathways that promote proliferation and survival. Therefore, metabolic inhibitors represent promising anti-cancer drugs. However, T cells must rapidly divide and survive in harsh microenvironments to mediate anti-cancer effects. Metabolic profiles of cancer cells and activated T lymphocytes are similar, raising the risk of metabolic inhibitors impairing the immune system...
June 16, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618962/amelioration-of-dalton-s-lymphoma-induced-angiogenesis-by-melatonin
#16
Rani Kumari, Kavita Rawat, Anupma Kumari, Anju Shrivastava
For tumor to grow beyond 1-2 mm(3) size, tumor recruits new blood vessels referred as angiogenesis; therefore, targeting angiogenesis can be a promising strategy to suppress cancer progression. In this study, in order to develop a good angiogenesis model, we investigated effect of Dalton's lymphoma on angiogenesis and further monitored the role of melatonin on regulation of angiogenesis. To evaluate angiogenesis, endothelial cells were isolated from main thoracic aorta and cultured in vitro in the presence or absence of Dalton's lymphoma supplemented with or without melatonin to monitor their role on its proliferation and migration, a hallmark of angiogenesis...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618954/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-advanced-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-receiving-first-line-pemetrexed-platinum-doublet
#17
Yanjuan Xiong, Ning Zhao, Yu Zheng, Jian Wang, Feng Wei, Xiubao Ren
Inflammation is a new hallmark feature of cancer initiation and progression. We aimed to investigate the association between inflammatory response biomarkers and progression-free survival and overall survival in advanced lung adenocarcinoma patients treated with first-line pemetrexed and platinum doublet chemotherapy. Patients hospitalized between April 2012 and March 2015 were enrolled and eliminated according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio, derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio were calculated...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618012/metabolomic-signature-of-brain-cancer
#18
Renu Pandey, Laura Caflisch, Alessia Lodi, Andrew J Brenner, Stefano Tiziani
Despite advances in surgery and adjuvant therapy, brain tumours represent one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality and morbidity in both adults and children. Gliomas constitute about 60% of all cerebral tumours, showing varying degrees of malignancy. They are difficult to treat due to dismal prognosis and limited therapeutics. Metabolomics is the untargeted and targeted analyses of endogenous and exogenous small molecules, which characterizes the phenotype of an individual. This emerging "omics" science provides functional readouts of cellular activity that contribute greatly to the understanding of cancer biology including brain tumour biology...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615524/interleukin-15-stimulates-natural-killer-cell-mediated-killing-of-both-human-pancreatic-cancer-and-stellate-cells
#19
Jonas R M Van Audenaerde, Jorrit De Waele, Elly Marcq, Jinthe Van Loenhout, Eva Lion, Johan M J Van den Bergh, Ralf Jesenofsky, Atsushi Masamune, Geert Roeyen, Patrick Pauwels, Filip Lardon, Marc Peeters, Evelien L J Smits
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in Western countries with a 5-year survival rate below 5%. One of the hallmarks of this cancer is the strong desmoplastic reaction within the tumor microenvironment (TME), orchestrated by activated pancreatic stellate cells (PSC). This results in a functional and mechanical shield which causes resistance to conventional therapies. Aiming to overcome this resistance by tackling the stromal shield, we assessed for the first time the capacity of IL-15 stimulated natural killer (NK) cells to kill PSC and pancreatic cancer cells (PCC)...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615236/targeting-mitotic-pathways-for-endocrine-related-cancer-therapeutics
#20
Shivangi Agarwal, Dileep Varma
A colossal amount of basic research over the past few decades has provided unprecedented insights into the highly complex process of cell division. There is an ever-expanding catalogue of proteins that orchestrate, participate and coordinate in the exquisite processes of spindle formation, chromosome dynamics and the formation and regulation of kinetochore microtubule attachments. Use of classical microtubule poisons has still been widely and often successfully used to combat a variety of cancers but their non-selective interference in other crucial physiologic processes necessitate the identification of novel druggable components specific to the cell cycle/division pathway...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
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