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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138840/low-dosage-of-arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-hepatoblastoma-without-cell-apoptosis
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Feng Zhang, Chun-Mei Zhang, Shu Li, Kun-Kun Wang, Bin-Bin Guo, Yao Fu, Lu-Yang Liu, Yu Zhang, Hai-Yu Jiang, Chang-Jun Wu
Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common type of pediatric liver malignancy, which predominantly occurs in young children (aged <5 years), and continues to be a therapeutic challenge in terms of metastasis and drug resistance. As a new pattern of tumor blood supply, vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a channel structure lined by tumor cells rather than endothelial cells, which contribute to angiogenesis. VM occurs in a variety of solid tumor types, including liver cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effect of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on VM...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137358/tm4sf5-promotes-metastatic-behavior-of-cells-in-3d-extracellular-matrix-gels-by-reducing-dependency-on-environmental-cues
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Dae-Geun Song, Gyu-Ho Lee, Seo Hee Nam, Jin-Gyu Cheong, Doyoung Jeong, Seo-Jin Lee, Cheol-Ho Pan, Jae Woo Jung, Hye-Jin Kim, Jihye Ryu, Ji Eon Kim, Somi Kim, Chang Yun Cho, Min-Kyung Kang, Kyung-Min Lee, Jung Weon Lee
Transmembrane 4 L six family member 5 (TM4SF5) is highly expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues and enhances migration in two-dimensional environments. Here, we investigated how TM4SF5 is involved in diverse pro-metastatic phenotypes in in vivo-like three-dimensional (3D) extracellular matrix gels. TM4SF5-positive cells aggressively formed invasive foci in 3D Matrigel, depending on TM4SF5-mediated signaling activity, cytoskeletal organization, and matrix metallopeptidase (MMP) 2-mediated extracellular remodeling, whereas TM4SF5-null cells did not...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113309/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-promotes-vasculogenic-mimicry-formation-induced-by-hypoxia-via-cxcr4-akt-emt-pathway-in-human-glioblastoma-cells
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Xing Guo, Shugang Xu, Xiao Gao, Jian Wang, Hao Xue, Zihang Chen, Jinsen Zhang, Xiaofan Guo, Mingyu Qian, Wei Qiu, Gang Li
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is over-expressed and secreted in various cancer cells in particular in response to hypoxia. Recent studies have shown that, under hypoxic conditions, glioblastoma (GBM) cells display the ability to drive blood-perfused vasculogenic mimicry (VM). The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of MIF in the regulation of hypoxia-induced VM in GBM cells. By analyzing clinical specimens, we observed the co-localization of MIF, C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and VM in hypoxic regions of gliomas...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112161/collateral-damage-intended-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-and-vasculature-are-potential-targets-in-cancer-therapy
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Ana Cavaco, Maryam Rezaei, Stephan Niland, Johannes A Eble
After oncogenic transformation, tumor cells rewire their metabolism to obtain sufficient energy and biochemical building blocks for cell proliferation, even under hypoxic conditions. Glucose and glutamine become their major limiting nutritional demands. Instead of being autonomous, tumor cells change their immediate environment not only by their metabolites but also by mediators, such as juxtacrine cell contacts, chemokines and other cytokines. Thus, the tumor cells shape their microenvironment as well as induce resident cells, such as fibroblasts and endothelial cells (ECs), to support them...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104239/the-effect-of-aquaporin-1-inhibition-on-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-malignant-mesothelioma
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Emily Pulford, James McEvoy, Ashleigh Hocking, Sarita Prabhakaran, Kim Griggs, Sonja Klebe
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive malignancy of the serosal membranes, with poor overall survival and quality of life. Limited targeted treatment strategies exist due to restricted knowledge of pathogenic pathways. Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a newly described phenomenon associated with increased aggressiveness in other malignancies, and has been characterized in MM. Normal mesothelium expresses aquaporin 1 (AQP1) and retained expression has been associated with improved survival in MM. AQP1 is expressed by normal vascular endothelium and is involved in mediating MM cell motility and proliferation...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070803/mir-193b-regulates-breast-cancer-cell-migration-and-vasculogenic-mimicry-by-targeting-dimethylarginine-dimethylaminohydrolase-1
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Julie-Ann Hulin, Sara Tommasi, David Elliot, Dong Gui Hu, Benjamin C Lewis, Arduino A Mangoni
Dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase 1 (DDAH1) is responsible for metabolism of an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), which plays a key role in modulating angiogenesis. In addition to angiogenesis, tumours can establish a vascular network by forming vessel-like structures from tumour cells; a process termed vasculogenic mimicry (VM). Here, we identified over-expression of DDAH1 in aggressive MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-453 and BT549 breast cancer cell lines when compared to normal mammary epithelial cells...
October 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066893/application-of-multifunctional-targeting-epirubicin-liposomes-in-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
Xiao-Li Song, Rui-Jun Ju, Yao Xiao, Xin Wang, Shuang Liu, Min Fu, Jing-Jing Liu, Li-Yan Gu, Xue-Tao Li, Lan Cheng
Chemotherapy for aggressive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) usually results in a poor prognosis due to tumor metastasis, vasculogenic mimicry (VM) channels, limited killing of tumor cells, and severe systemic toxicity. Herein, we developed a kind of multifunctional targeting epirubicin liposomes to enhance antitumor efficacy for NSCLC. In the liposomes, octreotide was modified on liposomal surface for obtaining a receptor-mediated targeting effect, and honokiol was incorporated into the lipid bilayer for inhibiting tumor metastasis and eliminating VM channels...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058285/notch4-inhibition-suppresses-invasion-and-vasculogenic-mimicry-formation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Rui Cheng, Xin-Ran Cai, Kun Ke, Yan-Ling Chen
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a process by which aggressive tumor cells generate non-endothelial cell-lined channels in malignant tumors including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). It has provided new insights into tumor behavior and has surfaced as a potential target for drug therapy. The molecular events underlying the process of VM formation are still poorly understood. In this study, we attempted to elucidate the relationship between Notch4 and VM formation in HCC. An effective siRNA lentiviral vector targeting Notch4 was constructed and transfected into Bel7402, a HCC cell line...
October 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024629/the-role-of-wt1-isoforms-in-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-metastatic-potential-of-human-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Rassanee Bissanum, Kriengsak Lirdprapamongkol, Jisnuson Svasti, Raphatphorn Navakanitworakul, Kanyanatt Kanokwiroon
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is highly aggressive and has a few therapeutic treatments, so new targeted therapy and biomarkers are required to provide alternative choices for treating TNBC patients. Recent studies showed that vasculogenic mimicry (VM), the formation of blood channels by aggressive cancer cells that mimic endothelial cells, is a factor contributing to poor prognosis in TNBC. Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) gene has been found to be highly expressed in TNBC, and has 4 major distinct isoforms; isoform A (-17AA/-KTS; -/-), isoform B (+17AA/-KTS; +/-), isoform C (-17AA/+KTS; -/+) and isoform D (+17AA/+KTS; +/+)...
October 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020972/sumo1-modification-of-khsrp-regulates-tumorigenesis-by-preventing-the-tl-g-rich-mirna-biogenesis
#10
Haihua Yuan, Rong Deng, Xian Zhao, Ran Chen, Guofang Hou, Hailong Zhang, Yanli Wang, Ming Xu, Bin Jiang, Jianxiu Yu
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators involved in diverse physiological and pathological processes including cancer. SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a reversible protein modifier. We recently found that SUMOylation of TARBP2 and DGCR8 is involved in the regulation of the miRNA pathway. KHSRP is a single stranded nucleic acid binding protein with roles in transcription and mRNA decay, and it is also a component of the Drosha-DGCR8 complex promoting the miRNA biogenesis...
October 11, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977999/platelet-derived-growth-factor-c-promotes-human-melanoma-aggressiveness-through-activation-of-neuropilin-1
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Federica Ruffini, Lauretta Levati, Grazia Graziani, Simona Caporali, Maria Grazia Atzori, Stefania D'Atri, Pedro M Lacal
Despite recent progress in advanced melanoma therapy, identification of signalling pathways involved in melanoma switch from proliferative to invasive states is still crucial to uncover new therapeutic targets for improving the outcome of metastatic disease. Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1), a co-receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) tyrosine kinase receptors (VEGFRs), has been suggested to play a relevant role in melanoma progression. NRP-1 can be activated by VEGF-A also in the absence of VEGFRs, triggering specific signal transduction pathways (e...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974261/the-150-most-important-questions-in-cancer-research-and-clinical-oncology-series-questions-57-66-edited-by-chinese-journal-of-cancer
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EDITORIAL
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Since the beginning of 2017, Chinese Journal of Cancer has published a series of important questions in cancer research and clinical oncology, which sparkle diverse thoughts, interesting communications, and potential collaborations among researchers all over the world. In this article, 10 more questions are presented as followed. Question 57. What are the major stresses that drive the formation, progression, and metastasis of a cancer? Question 58. What is the mechanism responsible for altering an acidic intracellular pH and a basic extracellular pH in normal tissue cells to a basic intracellular pH and an acidic extracellular pH in cancer cells, a fundamental and yet largely ignored phenomenon? Question 59...
October 3, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938545/overexpression-of-leptin-receptor-in-human-glioblastoma-correlation-with-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-poor-prognosis
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Guosheng Han, Yanan Li, Yiqun Cao, Zhijian Yue, Yuhui Zhang, Laixing Wang, Jianmin Liu
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) was an important tumor blood supply to complement the endothelial cell-dependent angiogenesis, while leptin and receptor (ObR) involved in angiogenesis in glioblastoma has been reported on previous study, but the relationship between ObR expression and VM formation in human glioblastoma tissues, as well as their prognostic significance still remains unclear. In our study, we found that VM recognized by CD31-/PAS+ immunohistochemical staining in glioblastoma tissues showed a positive correlation with leptin expression (r = 0...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932123/downregulation-of-deptor-inhibits-the-proliferation-migration-and-survival-of-osteosarcoma-through-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
#14
Binwu Hu, Xiao Lv, Feng Gao, Songfeng Chen, Shangyu Wang, Xiangcheng Qing, Jianxiang Liu, Baichuan Wang, Zengwu Shao
Accumulating evidence reveals that DEP-domain containing mTOR-interacting protein (DEPTOR) plays pivotal roles in the pathogenesis and progression of many tumors. However, the expression level of DEPTOR and its function in the tumorigenesis of osteosarcoma (OS) remain unknown. In this study, we conducted quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry to detect DEPTOR expression level in human OS tissues and cell lines. To assess DEPTOR function, DEPTOR siRNA was designed and transfected into OS cells, which were then used in a series of in vitro assays...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915600/tumor-vasculogenic-mimicry-formation-as-an-unfavorable-prognostic-indicator-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#15
Yanwei Shen, Jianfeng Quan, Mengying Wang, Shuting Li, Jiao Yang, Meng Lv, Zheling Chen, Lingxiao Zhang, Xiaoai Zhao, Jin Yang
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM), a newly defined pattern of tumor blood perfusion, describes the functional plasticity of aggressive tumor cells forming de novo vascular networks and is associated with the cancer progression and metastasis. However, the VM-positive rate and the impact of VM status on breast cancer patients' clinicopathological parameters and prognosis remain unclear. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis by incorporating all available evidence to clarify these issues. Eight studies that involved 1,238 breast cancer patients were eligible for inclusion in our study...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910167/expression-of-antimicrobial-peptides-by-uveal-and-cutaneous-melanoma-cells-and-investigation-of-their-role-in-tumor-cell-migration-and-vasculogenic-mimicry
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Joseph C Manarang, Deborah C Otteson, Alison M McDermott
AIMS: Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several cancers, although there is also evidence suggesting potential for novel, AMP-based antitumor therapies. Discerning potential roles of AMPs in tumor pathogenesis may provide valuable insight into the mechanisms of novel AMP-based antitumor therapy. METHODS: mRNA expression of the AMPs α defensin (HNP-1); cathelicidin (LL-37); and β defensins (hBD-1, hBD-2, hBD-3, hBD-4) in human uveal and cutaneous melanoma cell lines, primary human uveal melanocytes, and primary human uveal melanoma cells was determined by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
November 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868282/growth-of-uveal-melanoma-following-intravitreal-bevacizumab
#17
Jasmine H Francis, Jonathan Kim, Amy Lin, Robert Folberg, Saipriya Iyer, David H Abramson
PURPOSE: Typically treatment of large melanomas (by Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study criteria) is restricted to enucleation, due to size constraints for plaque brachytherapy. Because primary and metastatic uveal melanoma cells are inhibited by bevacizumab (an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor), this prospective study evaluated the impact of intravitreal bevacizumab on large uveal melanomas that were destined for enucleation. Size reduction by bevacizumab would potentially salvage these eyes by making them eligible for treatment with plaque brachytherapy...
July 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860821/osteopontin-and-vasculogenic-mimicry-formation-are-associated-with-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-advanced-breast-cancer
#18
Ming Gu, Xinyu Zheng
INTRODUCTION: Osteopontin (OPN), a multifunctional phosphoprotein, has been implicated in a series of important physiologic and pathophysiologic processes. In breast cancer, OPN functionally contributes to the tumorigenicity of spheroid-forming cells. It also plays a critical role in enhancing the proliferation, tumorigenicity, and ability to display vasculogenic mimicry (VM) of spheroid-forming cells in breast cancer. However, the role of OPN in breast cancer is not clear. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study investigated OPN expression and VM in breast cancer patients before neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842255/cyclin-dependent-kinase-5-controls-vasculogenic-mimicry-formation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-the-fak-akt-signaling-pathway
#19
Xiaoshu Zhou, Runxia Gu, Xiaoming Han, Gang Wu, Junli Liu
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM), an endothelial-independent tumor vascularization phenomenon representing functional tumor plasticity, might be the culprit behind the poor clinical outcome in classic antiangiogenesis treatment. However, the mechanism underlying VM needs to be elucidated. Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) has been recognized as a key factor in regulating migration and neuronal plasticity. Recently, CDK5 was associated with tumor migration and invasion and its expression levels correlated with poor clinical prognosis, indicating its important role in tumor cell plasticity...
October 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812437/autophagy-induced-kdr-vegfr-2-activation-promotes-the-formation-of-vasculogenic-mimicry-by-glioma-stem-cells
#20
Hai-Bo Wu, Shuai Yang, Hai-Yan Weng, Qian Chen, Xi-Long Zhao, Wen-Juan Fu, Qin Niu, Yi-Fang Ping, Ji Ming Wang, Xia Zhang, Xiao-Hong Yao, Xiu-Wu Bian
Antiangiogenesis with bevacizumab, an antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), has been used for devascularization to limit the growth of malignant glioma. However, the benefits are transient due to elusive mechanisms underlying resistance to the antiangiogenic therapy. Glioma stem cells (GSCs) are capable of forming vasculogenic mimicry (VM), an alternative microvascular circulation independent of VEGF-driven angiogenesis. Herein, we report that the formation of VM was promoted by bevacizumab-induced macroautophagy/autophagy in GSCs, which was associated with tumor resistance to antiangiogenic therapy...
September 2, 2017: Autophagy
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