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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340463/hypoxia-and-hydrogen-sulfide-differentially-affect-normal-and-tumor-derived-vascular-endothelium
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328502/spatial-statistics-for-segmenting-histological-structures-in-h-e-stained-tissue-images
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Luong Nguyen, A Burak Tosun, Jeffrey Fine, Adrian Lee, D Lansing Taylor, Chakra Chennubhotla
Segmenting a broad class of histological structures in transmitted light and/or fluorescence-based images is a prerequisite for determining the pathological basis of cancer, elucidating spatial interactions between histological structures in tumor microenvironments (e.g. tumor infiltrating lymphocytes), facilitating precision medicine studies with deep molecular profiling, and providing an exploratory tool for pathologists. Our paper focuses on segmenting histological structures in hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained images of breast tissues, e...
March 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323002/mir-218-inhibited-tumor-angiogenesis-by-targeting-robo1-in-gastric-cancer
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Zhang Xiangyuan, Dong Jiaqiang, He Yan, Zhao Ming, Liu Zhen, Wang Na, Jiang Mingzuo, Zhang Zhe, Liu Gang, Liu Haiming, Nie Yongzhan, Fan Daiming, Tie Jun
Aberrant expression of miRNAs is involved in several carcinogenic processes, including tumor growth, metastasis and angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the role of miR-218 in gastric cancer angiogenesis. In situ hybridization was performed on a set of tissue microarray samples to assess the difference in miR-218 expression in vessels between tumor tissues and normal gastric mucosa. In vitro, ectopic expression of miR-218 disturbed the tubular structure and inhibited the migration of endothelial cells...
March 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321168/spectral-computed-tomography-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-can-iodine-concentration-non-invasively-assess-angiogenesis
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Xiao-Hua Chen, Ke Ren, Pan Liang, Ya-Ru Chai, Kui-Sheng Chen, Jian-Bo Gao
AIM: To investigate the correlation of iodine concentration (IC) generated by spectral computed tomography (CT) with micro-vessel density (MVD) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in patients with advanced gastric carcinoma (GC). METHODS: Thirty-four advanced GC patients underwent abdominal enhanced CT in the gemstone spectral imaging mode. The IC of the primary lesion in the arterial phase (AP) and venous phase (VP) were measured, and were then normalized against that in the aorta to provide the normalized IC (nIC)...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299673/roles-of-runx-in-hypoxia-induced-responses-and-angiogenesis
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Sun Hee Lee, Sarala Manandhar, You Mie Lee
During the past two decades, Runt domain transcription factors (RUNX1, 2, and 3) have been investigated in regard to their function, structural elements, genetic variants, and roles in normal development and pathological conditions. The Runt family proteins are evolutionarily conserved from Drosophila to mammals, emphasizing their physiological importance. A hypoxic microenvironment caused by insufficient blood supply is frequently observed in developing organs, growing tumors, and tissues that become ischemic due to impairment or blockage of blood vessels...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295307/high-expression-of-insulin-receptor-on-tumor-associated-blood-vessels-in-invasive-bladder-cancer-predicts-poor-overall-and-progression-free-survival
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Filip Roudnicky, Lothar C Dieterich, Cedric Poyet, Lorenz Buser, Peter Wild, Dave Tang, Peter Camenzind, Chien Hsien Ho, Vivianne I Otto, Michael Detmar
Bladder cancer is a frequently recurring disease with a very poor prognosis when progressed to invasive stages, and tumor-associated blood vessels play a crucial role in this process. In order to identify novel biomarkers associated with progression, we isolated blood vascular endothelial cells (BECs) from human invasive bladder cancers and matched normal bladder tissue, and found that tumor-associated BECs greatly upregulated the expression of insulin receptor (INSR). High expression of INSR on BECs of invasive bladder cancers was significantly associated with shorter progression-free and overall survival...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292957/psma-redirects-cell-survival-signaling-from-the-mapk-to-the-pi3k-akt-pathways-to-promote-the-progression-of-prostate-cancer
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Leslie Ann Caromile, Kristina Dortche, M Mamunur Rahman, Christina L Grant, Christopher Stoddard, Fernando A Ferrer, Linda H Shapiro
Increased abundance of the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) on prostate epithelium is a hallmark of advanced metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) and correlates negatively with prognosis. However, direct evidence that PSMA functionally contributes to PCa progression remains elusive. We generated mice bearing PSMA-positive or PSMA-negative PCa by crossing PSMA-deficient mice with transgenic PCa (TRAMP) models, enabling direct assessment of PCa incidence and progression in the presence or absence of PSMA...
March 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291396/mandibular-reconstruction-by-using-a-liquid-nitrogen-treated-autograft-in-a-dog-with-an-oral-tumor
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Yasuhiko Okamura, Kazuki Heishima, Tomoki Motegi, Jun Sasaki, Masanobu Goryo, Hideji Nishida, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Katayama, Yuji Uzuka
A 10 yr old intact female German shepherd dog presented with a large peripheral odontogenic fibroma and malignant melanoma on her lower jaw. The tumor was resected with a unilateral subtotal rostral hemimandibulectomy. After the mandible was removed, it was devitalized intraoperatively by freezing it in liquid nitrogen. It was subsequently reimplanted. New bone tissue formed in the gap between the frozen bone and the host bone. The regenerated bone contained osteocytes, osteoblasts, and blood vessels. The cosmetic appearance of the dog was preserved...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288569/endothelial-dll4-overexpression-reduces-vascular-response-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-and-metastasization-in-vivo
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Alexandre Trindade, Dusan Djokovic, Joana Gigante, Liliana Mendonça, António Duarte
BACKGROUND: The inhibition of Delta-like 4 (Dll4)/Notch signaling has been shown to result in excessive, nonfunctional vessel proliferation and significant tumor growth suppression. However, safety concerns emerged with the identification of side effects resulting from chronic Dll4/Notch blockade. Alternatively, we explored the endothelial Dll4 overexpression using different mouse tumor models. METHODS: We used a transgenic mouse model of endothelial-specific Dll4 overexpression, previously produced...
March 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280353/long-non-coding-rna-ccat2-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-promotes-tumor-metastasis-by-regulating-snail2-mediated-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Yongfu Xu, Binfeng Wang, Fabiao Zhang, Aidong Wang, Xuefeng Du, Peng Hu, Yu Zhu, Zheping Fang
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that aberrant expressions of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in various malignancies, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to investigate the role of lncRNA colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2) in the progression of HCC. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis confirmed that CCAT2 was upregulated in HCC cell lines and cancerous tissues compared with normal liver cell line and adjacent normal tissue samples. The level of CCAT2 was positively associated with tumor-node-metastasis stages and vessel invasion...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274319/-highly-expressed-sulfiredoxin-and-%C3%AE-catenin-are-associated-with-malignancy-of-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Kangyun Lan, Xiaoyan Chen, Qin Liu, Yue Fan, Yuni Zhao, Hui Wang
Objective To investigate the expressions of sulfiredoxin (Srx) and β-catenin in human cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) and their clinical significance. Methods Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expressions of Srx and β-catenin in human cervical specimens, including normal cervical squamous cell epithelium tissues (NC), cervical intraepithelial neoplasia tissues (CIN), and CSCC. The correlation between Srx expression and β-catenin expression and the relationship of the two proteins to clinical the pathological features of cervical cancer were analyzed...
March 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274041/histomorphometric-analysis-of-angiogenesis-using-cd31-immunomarker-and-mast-cell-density-in-oral-premalignant-and-malignant-lesions-a-pilot-study
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M Jyothsna, M Rammanohar, Kiran Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Mast cells have been implicated in promoting angiogenesis in malignant tumors of lung, oesophagus and breast, but there are few studies on Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas (OSCC). Most oral squamous cell carcinomas arise from pre-existing precancerous lesions exhibiting epithelial dysplasia. AIM: The present pilot study attempts to compare Mast Cell Density (MCD), Microvessel Density (MVD), Microvessel Area (MVA) histomorphometrically between normal buccal mucosa, severe epithelial dysplasia and OSCC and to correlate the role of mast cells and angiogenesis in tumor progression...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270999/fully-automated-diagnosis-of-papilledema-through-robust-extraction-of-vascular-patterns-and-ocular-pathology-from-fundus-photographs
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Khush Naseeb Fatima, Taimur Hassan, M Usman Akram, Mahmood Akhtar, Wasi Haider Butt
Rapid development in the field of ophthalmology has increased the demand of computer aided diagnosis of various eye diseases. Papilledema is an eye disease in which the optic disc of the eye is swelled due to an increase in intracranial pressure. This increased pressure can cause severe encephalic complications like abscess, tumors, meningitis or encephalitis, which may lead to a patient's death. Although there have been several papilledema case studies reported from a medical point of view, only a few researchers have presented automated algorithms for this problem...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246490/cystic-adrenal-lesions-focus-on-pediatric-population-a-review
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REVIEW
Mara Carsote, Adina Ghemigian, Dana Terzea, Ancuta Augustina Gheorghisan-Galateanu, Ana Valea
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The cysts may potentially affect any organ; adrenals cysts are rare. This is a review of the literature regarding adrenal cysts, focusing on children and young adults. GENERAL DATA: Three major types have been described: pure cysts (endothelial, epithelial, and hemorrhagic or pseudocyst), parasitic (as hydatid) cysts and cystic part of a tumour (most frequent are neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroma, pheocromocytoma, and teratoma). The complications are: bleeding, local pressure effects; infection; rupture (including post-traumatic); arterial hypertension due to renal vessels compression...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238563/the-development-and-use-of-vascular-targeted-therapy-in-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Dana M Chase, David J Chaplin, Bradley J Monk
Combination vascular-targeted therapies (VTTs) represent a promising approach for patients with platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer (OC). VTTs include two mechanistically distinct classes of agents: anti-angiogenic agents (AAs) and vascular-disrupting agents (VDAs). AAs suppress growth of new tumor vasculature through inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other pro-angiogenic molecules. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody that binds to VEGF, has improved progression-free survival (PFS) when given with chemotherapy in patients with advanced OC...
February 24, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212191/endothelial-cell-metabolism-an-update-anno-2017
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Laure-Anne Teuwen, Nihed Draoui, Charlotte Dubois, Peter Carmeliet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endothelial cell metabolism has recently emerged as an important coregulator of angiogenesis and is therefore a promising new target in various angiogenesis-associated illnesses, like cancer. In this review, we discuss recent insights in endothelial cell metabolism in both physiological and pathological conditions and discuss possible translational implications. RECENT FINDINGS: Two metabolic pathways that determine the performance of endothelial cells are glycolysis and fatty acid oxidation (FAO)...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211961/an-extended-vascular-model-for-less-biased-estimation-of-permeability-parameters-in-dce-t1-images
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Siamak P Nejad-Davarani, Hassan Bagher-Ebadian, James R Ewing, Douglas C Noll, Tom Mikkelsen, Michael Chopp, Quan Jiang
One of the key elements in dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) image analysis is the arterial input function (AIF). Traditionally, in DCE studies a global AIF sampled from a major artery or vein is used to estimate the vascular permeability parameters; however, not addressing dispersion and delay of the AIF at the tissue level can lead to biased estimates of these parameters. To find less biased estimates of vascular permeability parameters, a vascular model of the cerebral vascular system is proposed that considers effects of dispersion of the AIF in the vessel branches, as well as extravasation of the contrast agent (CA) to the extravascular-extracellular space...
February 17, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182306/effect-of-a-hypoxic-microenvironment-after-radiofrequency-ablation-on-residual-hepatocellular-cell-migration-and-invasion
#18
Yuyang Tong, Haiyun Yang, Xiaolin Xu, Jingliang Ruan, Ming Liang, Jiayi Wu, Baoming Luo
Clinical observations have shown that the boundary of tumor ablation is often less than safe border and that the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may probably accelerate its recurrence and metastasis. RFA can cause the formation of a transition zone between normal liver tissues and necrotic coagulation, where blood stagnation and thrombosis expose residual cancer cells to a hypoxic microenvironment. As the blocked vessels are slowly reperfused, the oxygen supply is gradually restored...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178651/stromal-fibroblasts-present-in-breast-carcinomas-promote-tumor-growth-and-angiogenesis-through-adrenomedullin-secretion
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Zohra Benyahia, Nadège Dussault, Mylène Cayol, Romain Sigaud, Caroline Berenguer-Daizé, Christine Delfino, Asma Tounsi, Stéphane Garcia, Pierre-Marie Martin, Kamel Mabrouk, L'Houcine Ouafik
Tumor- or cancer-associated fibroblasts (TAFs or CAFs) are active players in tumorigenesis and exhibit distinct angiogenic and tumorigenic properties. Adrenomedullin (AM), a multifunctional peptide plays an important role in angiogenesis and tumor growth through its receptors calcitonin receptor-like receptor/receptor activity modifying protein-2 and -3 (CLR/RAMP2 and CLR/RAMP3). We show that AM and AM receptors mRNAs are highly expressed in CAFs prepared from invasive breast carcinoma when compared to normal fibroblasts...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174262/role-of-vascular-normalization-in-benefit-from-metronomic-chemotherapy
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Fotios Mpekris, James W Baish, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos, Rakesh K Jain
Metronomic dosing of chemotherapy-defined as frequent administration at lower doses-has been shown to be more efficacious than maximum tolerated dose treatment in preclinical studies, and is currently being tested in the clinic. Although multiple mechanisms of benefit from metronomic chemotherapy have been proposed, how these mechanisms are related to one another and which one is dominant for a given tumor-drug combination is not known. To this end, we have developed a mathematical model that incorporates various proposed mechanisms, and report here that improved function of tumor vessels is a key determinant of benefit from metronomic chemotherapy...
February 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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