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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445938/pirfenidone-normalizes-the-tumor-microenvironment-to-improve-chemotherapy
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Christiana Polydorou, Fotios Mpekris, Panagiotis Papageorgis, Chrysovalantis Voutouri, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos
Normalization of the tumor microenvironment by selectively targeting components of the tumor extracellular matrix has been recently proposed to have the potential to decompress tumor blood vessels, increase vessel perfusion and thus, improve drug delivery and the efficacy of cancer therapy. Therefore, we now need to identify safe and well tolerated pharmaceutical agents that are able to remodel the microenvironment of solid tumors and enhance chemotherapy. In this study, we repurposed Pirfenidone, a clinically approved anti-fibrotic drug for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, to investigate its possible role on tumor microenvironment normalization...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441526/it-s-t-time-for-normal-blood-vessels
#2
Bernard Thienpont, Diether Lambrechts
In a new report in Nature, Tian and colleagues (2017) describe that T cell activation in tumors induces blood vessel normalization. Because abnormal vasculature in tumors is known to reduce chemotherapy effectiveness and T lymphocyte infiltration and to increase metastasis, this suggests an exciting novel angle for checkpoint immunotherapy.
April 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432590/pathological-analysis-of-the-surgical-margins-of-resected-glioblastomas-excised-using-photodynamic-visualization-with-both-5-aminolevulinic-acid-and-fluorescein-sodium
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Hirohito Yano, Noriyuki Nakayama, Naoyuki Ohe, Kazuhiro Miwa, Jun Shinoda, Toru Iwama
During glioma resection, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and fluorescein sodium (Fl-Na) are used for photodynamic tumor visualization. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pathological findings of the boundary zone between the tumor and adjacent normal brain in glioblastoma patients undergoing simultaneous double staining with 5-ALA and Fl-Na during surgery. Eight patients received 5-ALA (20 mg/kg orally) before the induction of general anesthesia, and Fl-Na (20 mg/kg) was administered intravenously before the dural incision was performed...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432469/renal-findings-in-patients-with-mulibrey-nanism
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Johanna Sivunen, Susann Karlberg, Jouko Lohi, Niklas Karlberg, Marita Lipsanen-Nyman, Hannu Jalanko
BACKGROUND: Mulibrey nanism (MUL) is a rare inherited disease caused by genetic defects affecting peroxisomal TRIM37 protein. MUL affects multiple organs, leading to growth retardation and early onset type 2 diabetes. We aimed to characterize the structure and function of kidneys and the urinary tract in a large cohort of Finnish MUL patients. METHODS: Ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and autopsy findings of the kidneys and urinary tract from 101 MUL patients were retrospectively analyzed...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418917/expression-of-guanylyl-cyclase-c-in-tissue-samples-and-the-circulation-of-rectal-cancer-patients
#5
Yong Liu, Guoping Cheng, Jun Qian, HaiXing Ju, YuPing Zhu, Meucci Stefano, Ulrich Keilholz, DeChuan Li
Guanylyl cyclase C (GCC) is a transmembrane surface receptor restricted to intestinal epithelial cells, from the duodenum to the rectum. We compared GCC expression in tumors and normal rectal tissues, and investigated the relation between GCC expression and metastasis and long-term survival of rectal cancer patients. Based on the UICC classification, 42 rectal cancer patients in this study were classified as stage I, 48 patients as stage II, and 90 patients as stage III. Overexpression of GCC was observed in 80 rectal tumors as compared to matched normal tissues, where no strong staining of GCC was observed...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413654/hepatic-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-neoplasm-a-clinical-and-pathological-experience-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#6
Wenying Chen, Yeqing Liu, Yanyan Zhuang, Juanfei Peng, Fengting Huang, Shineng Zhang
Hepatic perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasm (PEComa) is a rare type of neoplasm derived from mesenchymal tumors that is often misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatic hemangioma or other liver malignancies. The clinical and histological characteristics of PEComa have yet to be fully documented. To optimize the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, a retrospective analysis was performed to investigate the clinicopathological characteristics of 7 patients diagnosed with hepatic PEComa in the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital between January 2004 and December 2015...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413027/matrix-metalloproteinases-and-platelet-function
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Paolo Gresele, Emanuela Falcinelli, Manuela Sebastiano, Stefania Momi
Platelets contain and release several matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs), including MMP-1, -2, -3, -9, and -14 and TIMP-1, -2, and -4. Although devoid of a nucleus, platelets also synthesize TIMP-2 upon activation. Platelet-released MMPs/TIMPs, as well as MMPs generated by other cells within the cardiovascular system, modulate platelet function in health and disease. In particular, a normal hemostatic platelet response to vessel wall injury may be transformed into pathologic thrombus formation by the release from platelets and/or by the local generation of some MMPs...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411206/type-1-t-helper-cells-promote-tumor-vessel-normalization
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TH1 cells promote tumor vessel pericyte coverage and vessel normalization to suppress metastasis.
April 14, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405524/therapeutic-efficacy-of-combined-vaccination-against-tumor-pericyte-associated-antigens-dlk1-and-dlk2-in-mice
#9
Kellsye Paula L Fabian, Nina Chi-Sabins, Jennifer L Taylor, Ronald Fecek, Aliyah Weinstein, Walter J Storkus
When compared with vascular cells in normal tissues, pericytes and vascular endothelial cells (VEC) in tumor blood vessels exhibit altered morphology and epigenetic programming that leads to the expression of unique antigens that allow for differential recognition by CD8(+) T cells. We have previously shown that the Notch antagonist delta-like homolog 1 (DLK1) is a tumor pericyte-associated antigen expressed in setting of melanoma and a range of carcinomas. In this report, we show that therapeutic vaccination against DLK1 in murine models results in slowed tumor growth, but also to the compensatory expression of the DLK1 homolog, DLK2, by tumor-associated pericytes...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404865/dual-angiopoietin-2-and-vegfa-inhibition-elicits-antitumor-immunity-that-is-enhanced-by-pd-1-checkpoint-blockade
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Martina Schmittnaegel, Nicolò Rigamonti, Ece Kadioglu, Antonino Cassará, Céline Wyser Rmili, Anna Kiialainen, Yvonne Kienast, Hans-Joachim Mueller, Chia-Huey Ooi, Damya Laoui, Michele De Palma
Pathological angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer and a therapeutic target. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2; also known as ANG2) are proangiogenic cytokines that sustain tumor angiogenesis and limit antitumor immunity. We show that combined ANGPT2 and VEGFA blockade by a bispecific antibody (A2V) provided superior therapeutic benefits, as compared to the single agents, in both genetically engineered and transplant tumor models, including metastatic breast cancer (MMTV-PyMT), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (RIP1-Tag2), and melanoma...
April 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393017/photoacoustic-signal-characterization-of-cancer-treatment-response-correlation-with-changes-in-tumor-oxygenation
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Eno Hysi, Lauren A Wirtzfeld, Jonathan P May, Elijus Undzys, Shyh-Dar Li, Michael C Kolios
Frequency analysis of the photoacoustic radiofrequency signals and oxygen saturation estimates were used to monitor the in-vivo response of a novel, thermosensitive liposome treatment. The liposome encapsulated doxorubicin (HaT-DOX) releasing it rapidly (<20 s) when the tumor was exposed to mild hyperthermia (43 °C). Photoacoustic imaging (VevoLAZR, 750/850 nm, 40 MHz) of EMT-6 breast cancer tumors was performed 30 min pre- and post-treatment and up to 7 days post-treatment (at 2/5/24 h timepoints)...
March 2017: Photoacoustics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390068/hostile-takeover-how-tumors-hijack-pre-existing-vascular-environments-to-thrive
#12
Frank Winkler
An increasing body of evidence suggests that solid tumors do not require the generation of new blood vessels, angiogenesis, to successfully grow, and to colonize normal tissue. Many tumor cells rather make best use of what they find: pre-existing blood vessels of the host. In these cases, the host vasculature is incorporated by the growing tumor, resulting in a new organ consisting of malignant and nonmalignant cell types. In consequence, pre-existing vessels are exploited by the tumor for optimal access to oxygen and nutrients...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387902/angiogenesis-characteristics-of-infantile-hemangioma-and-feasibility-observation-of-transplantation-model-of-human-hemangioma-on-mice
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Y Fu, Z-G Yang, L-Y Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To study pathogenic features of pediatric hemangiomas, we successfully established a model in mice, by transplanting human hemangioma tissues. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The hemangioma from the leg of a two-month-old infant was dissected and sliced into several pieces. During a careful surgical procedure, the hemangioma tissues were individually transplanted into skin incisions in anesthetized mice. The volume of the transplanted tumors was measured and the changes in shape recorded at 1 day, and at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 months after the transplantation...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382132/monitoring-of-blood-vessel-density-using-contrast-enhanced-high-frequency-ultrasound-may-facilitate-early-diagnosis-of-lymph-node-metastasis
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Takuma Sato, Tomoaki Takemura, Tomoki Ouchi, Shiro Mori, Maya Sakamoto, Yoichi Arai, Tetsuya Kodama
Time-dependent alterations in the ultrasonography characteristics of lymph nodes during early-stage metastasis have not been compared with those of tumor-draining lymph nodes that do not develop tumor; this is partly due to the absence of an appropriate experimental model. In a previous study of lymph nodes with experimental early-stage metastasis, we used contrast-enhanced high-frequency ultrasound to demonstrate that an increase in lymph node blood vessel density preceded any changes in lymph node volume...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365065/infantile-hemangiopericytoma-of-the-tongue-efficacy-of-ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-procedure-and-combined-modality-therapy
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Takenori Ogawa, Ryo Ishii, Daiki Ozawa, Takeshi Rikiishi, Hajime Usubuchi, Mika Watanabe, Yoshimichi Imai, Kenichi Sato, Masatoshi Saito, Yoji Sasahara, Tadashi Matsuda, Shigeo Kure, Yukio Katori
Here we present an extremely rare case of giant infantile hemangiopericytoma (HPC) of the tongue diagnosed prenatally by fetal ultrasonography and MR imaging. Due to airway stenosis, the patient was delivered by the ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure at 36 weeks of pregnancy. Initial diagnosis was infantile hemangioma based on physical examination, diagnostic imaging and the high incidence of hemangioma. The tumor was resistant to conservative treatments. Due to severe tumor hemorrhage, the nutrient vessel was embolized by endovascular treatment on the 73th day after birth...
March 29, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361267/anti-angiogenesis-for-cancer-revisited-is-there-a-role-for-combinations-with-immunotherapy
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Rakesh R Ramjiawan, Arjan W Griffioen, Dan G Duda
Angiogenesis is defined as the formation of new blood vessels from preexisting vessels and has been characterized as an essential process for tumor cell proliferation and viability. This has led to the development of pharmacological agents for anti-angiogenesis to disrupt the vascular supply and starve tumor of nutrients and oxygen, primarily through blockade of VEGF/VEGFR signaling. This effort has resulted in 11 anti-VEGF drugs approved for certain advanced cancers, alone or in combination with chemotherapy or other targeted therapies...
March 30, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359823/tandem-multimeric-f3-gelonin-fusion-toxins-for-enhanced-anti-cancer-activity-for-prostate-cancer-treatment
#17
Meong Cheol Shin, Kyoung Ah Min, Heesun Cheong, Cheol Moon, Yongzhuo Huang, Huining He, Victor C Yang
Despite significant progress in prostate cancer treatment, yet, it remains the leading diagnosed cancer and is responsible for high incidence of cancer related deaths in the U.S. Because of the insufficient efficacy of small molecule anti-cancer drugs, significant interest has been drawn to more potent macromolecular agents such as gelonin, a plant-derived ribosome inactivating protein (RIP) that efficiently inhibits protein translation. However, in spite of the great potency to kill tumor cells, gelonin lacks ability to internalize tumor cells and furthermore, cannot distinguish between tumor and normal cells...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359814/targeted-delivery-of-anticancer-drugs-to-tumor-vessels-by-use-of-liposomes-modified-with-a-peptide-identified-by-phage-biopanning-with-human-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#18
Tatsuya Fukuta, Tomohiro Asai, Yuri Kiyokawa, Takashi Nakada, Koji Bessyo-Hirashima, Natsuki Fukaya, Kenji Hyodo, Kazuma Takase, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Naoto Oku
As tumor angiogenic vessels are critical for tumor growth and express different molecules on their surface from those on normal vessels, these vessels are expected to be an ideal target for anticancer drug delivery systems. It was previously reported that endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are involved in angiogenesis, tumor growth, and metastasis, and that EPCs show gene expression patterns similar to those of tumor endothelial cells. In the present study, a tumor vessel-targeting peptide, ASSHN, was identified from a phage-display peptide library by in vitro biopanning with human EPCs (hEPCs) and in vivo biopanning using angiogenesis model mice prepared by the dorsal air sac method...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341006/an-unusual-case-of-sudden-unexpected-death-due-to-massive-hemopericardium-from-primary-mediastinal-seminoma
#19
Supot Puanglumyai, Suree Lekawanvijit
It is well-known that cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of sudden unexpected death, especially in the young. However complete postmortem investigation performed by qualified forensic pathologists is crucial in establishing the exact cause and manner of death. Sudden death caused by a cardiac tamponade occurring secondarily to a primary mediastinal tumor is extremely unusual. An autopsy on a 25-year-old man who died unexpectedly discovered a massive hemopericardium in association with an anterosuperior mediastinal mass...
January 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340463/hypoxia-and-hydrogen-sulfide-differentially-affect-normal-and-tumor-derived-vascular-endothelium
#20
Serena Bianco, Daniele Mancardi, Annalisa Merlino, Benedetta Bussolati, Luca Munaron
BACKGROUND: endothelial cells play a key role in vessels formation both under physiological and pathological conditions. Their behavior is influenced by blood components including gasotransmitters (H2S, NO and CO). Tumor cells are subjected to a cyclic shift between pro-oxidative and hypoxic state and, in this scenario, H2S can be both cytoprotective and detrimental depending on its concentration. H2S effects on tumors onset and development is scarcely studied, particularly concerning tumor angiogenesis...
March 18, 2017: Redox Biology
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