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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748970/lane-s-type-pseudosarcoma-of-glans-penis
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M Filotico, R Filotico
We herein present a rare case of polypoid "pseudosarcomatous lesion" of the glans penis, associated with in situ or mini-invasive squamous carcinoma. These lesions, described by Lane, in the upper aerodigestive tract, can rarely occur elsewhere. Immunohistochemistry is crucial for a correct diagnostic interpretation, confirming that the aytpical cells are components (fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, endothelial) of granulation tissue.
June 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747552/tenascin-c-and-fibronectin-in-normal-esophageal-mucosa-barrett-s-esophagus-dysplasia-and-adenocarcinoma
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Joni Leppänen, Sara Bogdanoff, Petri P Lehenkari, Juha Saarnio, Joonas H Kauppila, Tuomo J Karttunen, Heikki Huhta, Olli Helminen
BACKGROUND: Tenascin-C and fibronectin are adhesive glycoproteins modulating the structure of the extracellular matrix and cellular functions. Their expression and function in esophageal adenocarcinoma is poorly known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of tenascin-C and fibronectin in esophageal adenocarcinoma and its precursor stages. RESULTS: Stromal tenascin-C and fibronectin expression were found in all evaluated lesion types. Expression of both molecules increased from gastric metaplasia towards adenocarcinoma (p<0...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743828/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...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742795/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-promote-bone-invasion-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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A A Elmusrati, A E Pilborough, S A Khurram, D W Lambert
BACKGROUND: The molecular mechanisms involved in the invasion of bone by oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) are poorly understood, and little is known about the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF), the presence of which confers a poor prognosis. METHODS: Clinicopathological data from 277 OSCC cases involving bone resections were reviewed, and 32 cases thoroughly analysed histologically. Immunohistochemistry was used to examine αSMA, RANKL and OPG. Western blotting and qPCR were used to assess myofibroblast (CAF-like) differentiation, RANKL and OPG expression in vitro, and RANKL secretion was analysed by ELISA...
July 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716525/peri-tumor-associated-fibroblasts-promote-intrahepatic-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-recruiting-cancer-stem-cells
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Jinghua Jiang, Fei Ye, Xue Yang, Chen Zong, Lu Gao, Yang Yang, Qiudong Zhao, Zhipeng Han, Lixin Wei
Fibroblasts have been reported to play an important role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the role of fibroblasts have not been fully understood. Conditioned medium collected from human peri-tumor tissue-derived fibroblasts (CM-pTAFs) showed high metastasis ability than human HCC tissues-derived fibroblasts (CM-TAFs). To determine what component was secreted from fibroblasts, we used Bio-Plex analysis system and compared the factors secreted from CM-pTAFs and CM-TAFs, found a series of up-regulated cytokines in the CM-pTAFs, including IL-6, CCL2, CXCL1, CXCL8, SCGF-β, HGF and VEGF...
July 15, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706417/indole-phytoalexin-derivatives-induce-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-colorectal-carcinoma-cells
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Viera Tischlerova, Martin Kello, Mariana Budovska, Jan Mojzis
AIM: To investigate the mechanism of the antiproliferative effect of synthetic indole phytoalexin derivatives on human colorectal cancer cell lines. METHODS: Changes in cell proliferation and the cytotoxic effect of the tested compounds on human colorectal cancer cell lines and human fibroblasts were evaluated using MTS and BrdU assay, allowing us to choose the most potent substance. Cell cycle alterations were analyzed using flow cytometric analysis. The apoptosis-inducing effect of compound K-453 on the HCT116 cell line was examined with annexin V/PI double staining using flow cytometry, as well as acridine orange/propidium iodide (AO/PI) staining...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706147/tumor-p38mapk-signaling-enhances-breast-carcinoma-vascularization-and-growth-by-promoting-expression-and-deposition-of-pro-tumorigenic-factors
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Michelle Limoge, Alfiya Safina, Alexander M Truskinovsky, Ieman Aljahdali, Justin Zonneville, Aleksandar Gruevski, Carlos L Arteaga, Andrei V Bakin
The breast carcinoma microenvironment strikingly influences cancer progression and response to therapy. Various cell types in the carcinoma microenvironment show significant activity of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), although the role of p38MAPK in breast cancer progression is still poorly understood. The present study examined the contribution of tumor p38MAPK to breast carcinoma microenvironment and metastatic capacity. Inactivation of p38MAPK signaling in metastatic breast carcinoma cells was achieved by forced expression of the kinase-inactive mutant of p38/MAPK14 (a dominant-negative p38, dn-p38)...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702871/expression-of-podoplanin-in-stromal-fibroblasts-plays-a-pivotal-role-in-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Kazuyoshi Hirayama, Hiroshi Kono, Yuuki Nakata, Yoshihiro Akazawa, Hiroyuki Wakana, Hisataka Fukushima, Hideki Fujii
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of podoplanin (PDPN) expression in invasive ductal carcinoma of the pancreas (IDCP) in humans. METHODS: Tumor samples were obtained from 95 patients with IDCP. Immunohistochemical staining was done to evaluate the expression of PDPN in cancer tissues. RESULTS: PDPN was detected predominantly in stromal fibroblasts, stained with α-smooth muscle actin. The cutoff value of PDPN-positive areas was calculated according to a histogram...
July 12, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695799/effect-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-cell-derived-exosome-on-the-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-their-interaction
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Fei Luo, Zhao Sun, Qin Han, Chunling Xue, Chunmei Bai
Objective To investigate the effect of human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cell-derived Exosome on the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells(MSC)into cancer-associated myofibroblasts(CAF)and the impacts of CAF on liver cancer cell proliferation,migration,and invasion. Methods The protein expression of HepG2 cell-derived Exosome was detected by Western blotting. MSCs were separated from human adipose tissue and cultured with HepG2 cell-derived Exosome(100 ng/nl)to initiate differentiation. The expressions of mesenchymal markers and several interleukins were also detected by Western blotting...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693214/clustering-of-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-based-on-serum-periostin-may-be-predictive-of-prognosis
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Chanitra Thuwajit, Peti Thuwajit, Pranisa Jamjantra, Chawalit Pairojkul, Sopit Wongkham, Vajarabhongsa Bhudhisawasdi, Junya Ono, Shoichiro Ohta, Kiminori Fujimoto, Kenji Izuhara
An effective serum biomarker may improve cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) management. Periostin (PN) has been demonstrated to be associated with aggressive CCA. The current study evaluated PN in blood serum for its diagnostic and prognostic potential in patients with CCA. Sera of 68 patients with CCA were collected prior to treatment, and PN levels were measured using an ELISA. Sera from 50 normal controls, 6 patients with benign liver diseases, 2 with hepatocellular carcinoma and 21 with breast cancer were analyzed...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681373/the-role-of-tumor-associated-macrophage-in-breast-cancer-biology
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REVIEW
Junjeong Choi, Jones Gyamfi, Haerin Jang, Ja Seung Koo
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignant tumor in women worldwide and contributes significantly as the primary cause of female cancer related mortality. Hence, research is focused on discovering new and effective treatment targets. The breast tumor microenvironment (TME) comprising of recruited host stromal cells and tumor cells, has recently emerged as an important player in tumor progression, with the potential for future treatment. The TME comprises immune system elements (such as macrophages and lymphocytes), cells composing blood vessel, fibroblast, myofibroblast, mesenchymal stem cells, adipocytes and extracellular matrix (ECM)...
July 6, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674216/microrna-200c-increases-radiosensitivity-of-human-cancer-cells-with-activated-egfr-associated-signaling
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Taeryool Koo, Bong Jun Cho, Dan Hyo Kim, Ji Min Park, Eun Jung Choi, Hans H Kim, David J Lee, In Ah Kim
MicroRNA-200c (miR-200c) recently was found to have tumor-suppressive properties by inhibiting the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in several cancers. miR-200c also interacts with various cellular signaling molecules and regulates many important signaling pathways. In this study, we investigated the radiosensitizing effect of miR-200c and its mechanism in a panel of human cancer cell lines. Malignant glioma (U251, T98G), breast cancer (MDA-MB-468), and lung carcinoma (A549) cells were transfected with control pre-microRNA, pre-miR-200c, or anti-miR-200c...
July 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673354/the-footprint-of-the-ageing-stroma-in-older-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Barbara Brouwers, Debora Fumagalli, Sylvain Brohee, Sigrid Hatse, Olivier Govaere, Giuseppe Floris, Kathleen Van den Eynde, Yacine Bareche, Patrick Schöffski, Ann Smeets, Patrick Neven, Diether Lambrechts, Christos Sotiriou, Hans Wildiers
BACKGROUND: Tumours are not only composed of malignant cells but also consist of a stromal micro-environment, which has been shown to influence cancer cell behaviour. Because the ageing process induces accumulation of senescent cells in the body, this micro-environment is thought to be different in cancers occurring in old patients compared with younger patients. More specifically, senescence-related fibroblastic features, such as the senescence-associated secretory profile (SASP) and the induction of autophagy, are suspected to stimulate tumour growth and progression...
July 3, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664988/hepatitis-c-virus-induced-tumor-initiating-cancer-stem-like-cells-activate-stromal-fibroblasts-in-xenograft-tumor-model
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Reina Sasaki, Pradip Devhare, Ratna B Ray, Ranjit Ray
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) often causes persistent infection, and is an increasingly important factor in the etiology of fibrosis/cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), although the mechanisms for the disease processes remain unclear. We have shown previously that HCV infection generates epithelial mesenchymal transition state (EMT) and tumor initiating cancer stem-like cells (TISCs) in human hepatocytes. In this study, we investigated whether HCV induced TISC when implanted into mice activate stromal fibroblasts...
June 30, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656229/co-expression-of-podoplanin-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-1-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Juan Li, Han Chen, Xiaoqing Li, Linlin Wang, Aiqin Gao, Pei Zhang, Wenli Lin, Wei Gao, Dong Yang, Xiaosun Guo, Jie Liu, Qi Dang, Yuping Sun
Podoplanin and fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 1 have been detected more frequently in lung squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC) compared with lung adenocarcinoma. Furthermore, it has been previous demonstrated that FGF1 is located on the edge of tumor nests in certain lung SQCC sections, which resembles the characteristic expression pattern of podoplanin. Podoplanin and FGF1 have roles in lymphangiogenesis and angiogenesis. Based on their consistently specific expression in lung SQCC and similar localization patterns, the present study aimed to investigate whether the expression of podoplanin in tumor cells is correlated with FGF1 expression in lung SQCC and whether their co‑expression has clinicopathological significance, particularly for lymphangiogenesis/angiogenesis...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656005/stroma-derived-fibrinogen-like-protein-2-activates-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-to-promote-tumor-growth-in-lung-cancer
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Ying Zhu, Longhui Zhang, Haoran Zha, Fei Yang, Chunyan Hu, Lin Chen, Bo Guo, Bo Zhu
Fibrinogen-like protein 2 (Fgl2), a member of the fibrinogen super family, is a pleiotropic cytokine that impacts diverse cellular functions. Previous studies have shown that tumor cell-derived Fgl2 promotes tumorigenesis and metastasis in immune-deficient mice, and it also functions as an immune-suppressive modulator in glioblastoma multiform (GMB). This study aimed to evaluate whether and how tumor stroma-derived Fgl2 affects tumorigenesis and tumor progression. We established the syngeneic transplantable Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) model in Fgl2-knock-out (Fgl2-KO) mice and we found that deficiency of host Fgl2 is associated with reduced growth of syngeneic LLC tumors...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640935/additive-effect-of-radiosensitization-by-2-deoxy-d-glucose-delays-dna-repair-kinetics-and-suppresses-cell-proliferation-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mayumi Kawata, Kazuhiro Ogi, Koyo Nishiyama, Sho Miyamoto, Takafumi Nakagaki, Makoto Shimanishi, Akihiro Miyazaki, Hiroyoshi Hiratsuka
BACKGROUND: It has well known that, compared to normal cells, tumor cells have a different manner of energy metabolism, which influences the sensitivity of radiotherapy (RT). However, whether inhibition of glycolysis enhances the efficacy of radiotherapy is a matter of debate in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The aim of this study was to characterize whether the combination of radiotherapy with the glucose inhibitor 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) affected DNA repair kinetics. METHODS: To compare the synergistic effect of 2-DG, we examined the cell survival after treatment with radiation, 2-DG and a combination of the two in 5 OSCC cell lines and one lip fibroblast cell line, determined using clonogenic survival assay...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625953/the-relationship-between-the-expressions-of-tumor-associated-fibroblasts-cav-1-and-mct4-and-the-prognosis-of-papillary-carcinoma-of-breast
#18
Yuanyuan Zhai, Lijun Chai, Jianzhong Chen
The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression levels of Cav-1 and MCT4 in the tumor stroma CAFs. Immunohistochemical method was used to detect the expression of Cav-1 and MCT4 in 86 cases of IMPC, with 105 cases of non-specific invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC-NOS) as control. Their differential expression in different histological types were compared and relationship between the expression of Cav-1 and IMPC in the MCT4 and the main pathological features such as age, tumor size and histological grades were analyzed...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623900/characterization-of-microrna-200-pathway-in-ovarian-cancer-and-serous-intraepithelial-carcinoma-of-fallopian-tube
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Junzheng Yang, Yilan Zhou, Shu-Kay Ng, Kuan-Chun Huang, Xiaoyan Ni, Pui-Wah Choi, Kathleen Hasselblatt, Michael G Muto, William R Welch, Ross S Berkowitz, Shu-Wing Ng
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecologic diseases in Western countries. We have previously identified a miR-200-E-cadherin axis that plays an important role in ovarian inclusion cyst formation and tumor invasion. The purpose of this study was to determine if the miR-200 pathway is involved in the early stages of ovarian cancer pathogenesis by studying the expression levels of the pathway components in a panel of clinical ovarian tissues, and fallopian tube tissues harboring serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas (STICs), a suggested precursor lesion for high-grade serous tumors...
June 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619711/igfbp7-deletion-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Maaged Akiel, Chunqing Guo, Xia Li, Devaraja Rajasekaran, Rachel G Mendoza, Chadia L Robertson, Nidhi Jariwala, Fang Yuan, Mark A Subler, Jolene Windle, Dawn K Garcia, Zhao Lai, Hung-I Harry Chen, Yidong Chen, Shah Giashuddin, Paul B Fisher, Xiang-Yang Wang, Devanand Sarkar
Activation of IGF signaling is a major oncogenic event in diverse cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this setting, the insulin-like growth factor binding protein IGFBP7 inhibits IGF signaling by binding the IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R), functioning as a candidate tumor suppressor. IGFBP7 abrogates tumors by inhibiting angiogenesis and inducing cancer-specific senescence and apoptosis. Here we report that Igfbp7-deficient mice exhibit constitutively active IGF signaling, presenting with pro-inflammatory and immunosuppressive microenvironments and spontaneous liver and lung tumors occurring with increased incidence in carcinogen-treated subjects...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Research
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