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Chong Chen, Kun Liu, Yupeng Xu, Pengwei Zhang, Yan Suo, Yi Lu, Wenyuan Zhang, Li Su, Qing Gu, Huamao Wang, Jianren Gu, Zonghai Li, Xun Xu
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapies are widely used for the treatment of neovascular fundus diseases such as diabetic retinopathy. However, these agents need to be injected intravitreally, because their strong hydrophilicity and high molecular weight prevent them from penetrating cell membranes and complex tissue barriers. Moreover, the repeated injections that are required can cause infection and tissue injury. In this study, we used in vivo-directed evolution phage display technology to identify a novel dodecapeptide, named CC12, with the ability to penetrate the ocular barrier in a noninvasive (via conjunctival sac instillation) or minimally invasive (via retrobulbar injection) manner...
September 30, 2016: Biomaterials
Glenn Yiu, Eric Tieu, Anthony T Nguyen, Brittany Wong, Zeljka Smit-McBride
Purpose: To employ type II clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-Cas9 endonuclease to suppress ocular angiogenesis by genomic disruption of VEGF-A in human RPE cells. Methods: CRISPR sequences targeting exon 1 of human VEGF-A were computationally identified based on predicted Cas9 on- and off-target probabilities. Single guide RNA (gRNA) cassettes with these target sequences were cloned into lentiviral vectors encoding the Streptococcuspyogenes Cas9 endonuclease (SpCas9) gene...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Yuan Ren, Nan Ji, Xixiong Kang, Renzhi Wang, Wenbin Ma, Zhenjun Hu, Xingfeng Liu, Yajie Wang
Glioblastoma is a highly vascularized brain tumor that causes high mortality. Kininogen-1 (KNG1) has demonstrated both tumor suppressor and antiangiogenesis properties in gliobastoma cells. We analyzed the microarray and proteomic profiles of tumor tissues from glioblastoma patients (N = 180), and identified potential RNA regulators of the KNG1. Validation experiments in U87 glioblastoma cells showed that the regulation of KNG1 by CTU1, KIAA1274, and RAX was mediated by miR-138. The siRNA-mediated knockdown of CTU1, KIAA1274, or RAX in U87 cells and immortalized human endothelial cells (iHECs) significantly reduced KNG1 expression (P < 0...
October 14, 2016: Oncotarget
Domenico Ribatti, Beatrice Nico, Simona Ruggieri, Roberto Tamma, Giovanni Simone, Anita Mangia
Several data support a central role for angiogenesis in breast cancer growth and metastasis. Observational studies have demonstrated that microvascular density (MVD) is a prognostic factor in invasive breast cancer, whereas others reached the opposite conclusion. Vascular endothelial growth factor is the most important angiogenic factor with proven significance in breast cancer, as it has been assessed in both experimental and clinical studies. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a type of breast cancer which lacks estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2/neu receptors...
October 2016: Translational Oncology
Jianming Wu, Xiao Ke, Na Ma, Wei Wang, Wei Fu, Hongcheng Zhang, Manxi Zhao, Xiaoping Gao, Xiaofeng Hao, Zhirong Zhang
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that formononetin (FMN), one of the main ingredients from famous traditional Chinese medicine "Huang-qi" (Astragalus membranaceus [Fisch] Bunge) for Qi-tonifying, exhibits the effects of immunomodulation and tumor growth inhibition via antiangiogenesis. Furthermore, A. membranaceus may alleviate the retinal neovascularization (NV) of diabetic retinopathy. However, the information of FMN on retinal NV is limited so far. In the present study, we investigated the effects of FMN on the hypoxia-induced retinal NV and the possible related mechanisms...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Christian Manegold, Anne-Marie C Dingemans, Jhanelle E Gray, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Marianne Nicolson, Solange Peters, Martin Reck, Yi-Long Wu, Odd Terje Brustugun, Lucio Crino, Enriqueta Felip, Dean Fennell, Pilar Garrido, Rudolf M Huber, Aurelien Marabelle, Marcin Moniuszko, Francoise Mornex, Silvia Novello, Mauro Papotti, Maurice Pérol, Egbert F Smit, Kostas Syrigos, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Nico van Zandwijk, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Caicun Zhou, Everett Vokes
Over the past few years, there have been considerable advances in the treatments available to patients with metastatic or locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), particularly those who have progressed on or during first-line treatment. Some of the treatment options available to patients are discussed here, with a focus on checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapies (nivolumab and pembrolizumab) and antiangiogenic agents (bevacizumab, ramucirumab and nintedanib). It is hypothesised that combining immunotherapy with antiangiogenic treatment may have a synergistic effect and enhance the efficacy of both treatments...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Xiao Bao, Ming-Wei Wang, Jian-Min Luo, Si-Yang Wang, Yong-Ping Zhang, Ying-Jian Zhang
Objective: Antiangiogenesis therapy (AAT) has provided substantial benefits regarding improved outcomes and survival for suitable patients in clinical settings. Therefore, the early definition of therapeutic effects is urgently needed to guide cancer AAT. We aimed to optimize the early response monitoring and prediction of AAT efficacy, as indicated by the multi-targeted anti-angiogenic drug sunitinib in U87MG tumors, using noninvasive positron emission computed tomography (PET) molecular imaging strategies of multifactorial bioparameters...
2016: Theranostics
Suk Hyun Choi, Jue Yeon Lee, Jin Sook Suh, Yoon Shin Park, Chong Pyoung Chung, Yoon Jeong Park
Angiogenesis plays a critical role in the growth and metastasis of cancer, and growth factors released from cancer promote blood-vessel formation in the tumor microenvironment. The angiogenesis is accelerated via interactions of growth factors with the high-affinity receptors on cancer cells. In particular, heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) on the surface of cancer cells have been shown to be important in many aspects of determining a tumor's phenotype and development. Specifically, the regulation of the interactions between HSPGs and growth factors results in changes in tumor progression...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Vasileios S Skouras, Charis Maragkos, Dimitra Grapsa, Konstantinos N Syrigos
Chemotherapy has reached a plateau in the efforts for survival improvement in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The growing knowledge of NSCLC molecular pathobiology has led to the development of new treatments that target specific tumor functions. Angiogenesis is a tumor function leading to the formation of new tumor vessels that are crucial for its survival. Although vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a primary role in angiogenesis, the inhibition of the VEGF pathway with VEGF-receptor (VEGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) is associated with a modest survival benefit due to the development of resistance by the tumor that has been mainly attributed to the up-regulation of other stimulators of angiogenesis...
October 2016: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
Takahiro Eitsuka, Naoto Tatewaki, Hiroshi Nishida, Kiyotaka Nakagawa, Teruo Miyazawa
Tocotrienol (T3), unsaturated vitamin E, is gaining a lot of attention owing to its potent anticancer effect, since its efficacy is much greater than that of tocopherol (Toc). Various factors are known to be involved in such antitumor action, including cell cycle arrest, apoptosis induction, antiangiogenesis, anti-metastasis, nuclear factor-κB suppression, and telomerase inhibition. Owing to a difference in the affinity of T3 and Toc for the α-tocopherol transfer protein, the bioavailability of orally ingested T3 is lower than that of Toc...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Bin Ai, Zhixin Bie, Shuai Zhang, Ailing Li
Ovarian cancer is one of the gynecologic cancers with the highest mortality, wherein vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is involved in regulating tumor vascularization, growth, migration, and invasion. VEGF-mediated angiogenesis in tumors has been targeted in various cancer treatments, and anti-VEGF therapy has been used clinically for treatment of several types of cancer. Paclitaxel is a natural antitumor agent in the standard front-line treatment that has significant efficiency to treat advanced cancers, including ovarian cancer...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
Lingyan Lv, Yan Jiang, Xin Liu, Baoyan Wang, Wei Lv, Yue Zhao, Huihui Shi, Quanyin Hu, Hongliang Xin, Qunwei Xu, Zhen Gu
Combining treatment of anticancer cells and antiangiogenesis is considered to be a potential targeted strategy for brain glioblastoma therapy. In this study, by utilizing the overexpression of Interleukin 13 receptor α2 (IL-13Rα2) on the glioma cells and heparan sulfate on neovascular endothelial cells, we developed a paclitaxel (PTX) loaded Pep-1 and CGKRK peptide-modified PEG-PLGA nanoparticle (PC-NP-PTX) for glioma cells and neovasculature dual-targeted chemotherapy to enhance the antiglioma efficacy. There were significant differences both on the enhancement of cellular uptake in HUVEC and C6 cells and on the improvement of in vitro antiglioma activity in the respect of proliferation, tumor spheroid growth, tube formation, and migration between PC-NP-PTX and Taxol and NP-PTX...
October 3, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Xin Wang, Yanwei Shen, Shuting Li, Meng Lv, Xiaoman Zhang, Jiao Yang, Fan Wang, Jin Yang
Over the past 60 years, thalidomide has metamorphosized from a drug prescribed to treat morning sickness in pregnant women, which was subsequently found to induce birth defects, into a highly effective therapy for treating leprosy and multiple myeloma. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the anticancer effects of thalidomide, including antiangiogenic and immunomodulatory activities. At present, evidence suggests that thalidomide may induce vessel maturation. Vascular normalization may be an effective strategy to enhance cancer immunotherapy...
October 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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August 2016: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
Liyan Qu, Rui Geng, Xia Song
Brain metastases are frequently encountered in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Antiangiogenesis therapy plays a major role in the management of brain metastases in lung cancer. Bevacizumab have become the novel method for the treatment of lung cancer with brain metastases beyond the whole brain radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and chemotherapy. Recently, more and more studies and trials laid emphasis on the bevacizumab for NSCLC with brain metastases treatment...
August 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Qian Xing, Guowei Zhang, Lihua Kang, Jian Wu, Hui Chen, Gaoqin Liu, Rongrong Zhu, Huaijin Guan, Peirong Lu
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a severe ocular complication of diabetes. Kallistatin has multiple biological functions including anti-inflammation and antiangiogenesis. Our aim was to detect the level of kallistatin in the vitreous of proliferative DR (PDR) and its effect on proliferation, migration, and tube formation of human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) under high glucose in an in vitro model. METHODS: Vitreous humor samples were obtained through pars plana vitrectomy from 7 nondiabetic patients with idiopathic macular holes or idiopathic preretinal membranes and 10 PDR patients...
August 19, 2016: Ophthalmic Research
Ji Wang, Chengchu Zhu
Hypercoagulable state and disorganized angiogenesis are two conspicuous characteristics during tumor progression. There are a considerable number of clinical trials focusing on the effects of anticoagulant and antiangiogenic drugs on the survival of cancer patients. Favorable outcomes have been observed. Excessive blood coagulation not only causes cancer-associated thrombosis, which is a common complication and is the second leading cause of death in patients, but also decreases intratumoral perfusion rates and drug delivery by reducing the effective cross-sectional area of blood vessels...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Xiaoli Xu, Yue Wu, Mingyang Hu, Xiang Li, Congying Gu, Qidong You, Xiaojin Zhang
Hsp90 has long been recognized as an attractive and crucial molecular target for cancer therapy. Gambogic acid (GA), the main active compound of Gamboge hanburyi, has been reported as a natural inhibitor of Hsp90. Here, we present the structure-activity relationship of Garcinia xanthones analogues as Hsp90 inhibitors and identify that compound 25, with a simplified skeleton, had an improved inhibitory effect toward Hsp90. Compound 25 inhibited the ATPase activity of Hsp90 with an IC50 value of 3.68±0.18μM...
October 1, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Michael E Christiansen, Timothy Ingall, Edward C Lew, Ramesh K Ramanathan, Harshita R Paripati
Ramucirumab is an antiangiogenesis agent targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2), approved to treat advanced gastric and colon cancer. In clinical trials, it was shown to cause a small increase in arterial thromboembolism compared to placebo, including cerebral and myocardial ischemia, which was not statistically significant. Detailed case reports are lacking and we here present one of the first case reports of stroke secondary to ramucirumab-induced in situ thrombosis.
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Dharambir Kashyap, Rajkumar Mondal, Hardeep Singh Tuli, Gaurav Kumar, Anil K Sharma
Natural compounds have been known as biosafety agents for their significant clinical and biological activity against dreadful diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative disorders. Gambogic acid (GA), a naturally occurring xanthone-based moiety, reported from Garcinia hanburyi tree, is known to perform numerous intracellular and extracellular actions, including programmed cell death, autophagy, cell cycle arrest, antiangiogenesis, antimetastatic, and anti-inflammatory activities. In addition, GA-based synergistic approaches have been proven to enhance the healing strength of existing chemotherapeutic agents along with lesser side effects...
July 22, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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