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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738216/early-time-related-course-of-image-findings-in-postmortem-mri-typical-findings-and-observer-agreement-in-a-porcine-model
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Frank Oliver Henes, Marc Regier, Peter Bannas, Marlen Henker, Axel Heinemann, Jan Sperhake, Philipp G C Begemann, Gerhard Adam, Michael Groth
PURPOSE: To assess early time-related image findings in postmortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to evaluate observer agreement in a porcine model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three pigs were examined by MRI at 15 different time points in the first 36h after death. Two observers independently recorded the postmortem interval (PMI) to the appearance of fluid collection (pleural space, interlobar and interlobular pulmonary fissures and hepatic interlobar fissures), gas accumulation (intrahepatic and intracardial) and blood clotting (aorta and intrahepatic venous vessels)...
July 15, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733631/vgll4-selectively-represses-yap-dependent-gene-induction-and-tumorigenic-phenotypes-in-breast-cancer
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Yinglong Zhang, He Shen, Henry G Withers, Nuo Yang, Kayla E Denson, Ashley L Mussell, Alexander Truskinovsky, Qingyu Fan, Irwin H Gelman, Costa Frangou, Jianmin Zhang
Members of the mammalian Vestigial-like (VGLL) family of transcriptional cofactors activate genes in response to a wide variety of environmental cues. Recently, VGLL proteins have been proposed to regulate key signaling networks involved in cancer development and progression. However, the biological and clinical significance of VGLL dysregulation in human breast cancer pathogenesis remains unknown. Here, we report that diminished VGLL4 expression, but not VGLL1-3, correlated with both shorter relapse-free survival and shorter disease-specific survival of cancer patients with different molecular subtypes of breast cancer...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730545/platelet-first-responders-in-wound-response-cancer-and-metastasis
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David G Menter, Scott Kopetz, Ernest Hawk, Anil K Sood, Jonathan M Loree, Paolo Gresele, Kenneth V Honn
Platelets serve as "first responders" during normal wounding and homeostasis. Arising from bone marrow stem cell lineage megakaryocytes, anucleate platelets can influence inflammation and immune regulation. Biophysically, platelets are optimized due to size and discoid morphology to distribute near vessel walls, monitor vascular integrity, and initiate quick responses to vascular lesions. Adhesion receptors linked to a highly reactive filopodia-generating cytoskeleton maximizes their vascular surface contact allowing rapid response capabilities...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718427/signatures-of-breast-cancer-metastasis-amenable-to-interpretation
#4
Madeleine J Oudin, Frank B Gertler
Mena(INV), an isoform of the motility regulator protein Mena, contributes to prometastatic phenotypes. Tumor microenvironment of metastasis (TMEM), a three-cell structure associated with intravasation, contains a stationary Mena-expressing tumor cell. TMEM density and Mena(INV) expression both correlate with poor clinical outcome in breast cancer patients. However, is Mena(INV) involved in TMEM assembly and function?
January 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707199/radiation-induced-inflammatory-cascade-and-its-reverberating-crosstalks-as-potential-cause-of-post-radiotherapy-second-malignancies
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Sonia Gandhi, Sudhir Chandna
The disease-free survival following radiotherapy is often limited by the development of second/secondary cancers. This significant impediment to effective cancer treatment implicated even in the modern-day radiotherapy needs to be countered effectively. Critical analysis reveals that besides achieving effective tumor control, radiotherapy elicits certain cellular and systemic inflammatory events in tumor infiltrate, which remain relatively stable and tend to facilitate "in-field" or "out of field" oncogenesis in due course of time...
July 13, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700115/lkb1-pro-oncogenic-activity-triggers-cell-survival-in-circulating-tumor-cells
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Elisabeth Katharina Trapp, Leonie Majunke, Beate Zill, Harald Sommer, Ulrich Andergassen, Julian Koch, Nadia Harbeck, Sven Mahner, Thomas Wolfram Paul Friedl, Wolfgang Janni, Brigitte Rack, Marianna Alunni-Fabbroni
During intravasation, circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detach from the epithelium of origin and begin the Epithelial-to Mesenchymal-Transition (EMT) process, where they lose epithelial features and pass through the endothelium to enter circulation. Although detachment from the extracellular matrix is a strong source of metabolic stress, which induces anoikis, CTCs can survive. Recently, the tumor suppressor liver kinase B1 (LKB1) has gained attention for its role as a proto-oncogene in restoring the correct ATP/AMP ratio during metabolic stress...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679654/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-induces-breast-cancer-metastasis-through-a-tmem-mediated-mechanism
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George S Karagiannis, Jessica M Pastoriza, Yarong Wang, Allison S Harney, David Entenberg, Jeanine Pignatelli, Ved P Sharma, Emily A Xue, Esther Cheng, Timothy M D'Alfonso, Joan G Jones, Jesus Anampa, Thomas E Rohan, Joseph A Sparano, John S Condeelis, Maja H Oktay
Breast cancer cells disseminate through TIE2/MENA(Calc)/MENA(INV)-dependent cancer cell intravasation sites, called tumor microenvironment of metastasis (TMEM), which are clinically validated as prognostic markers of metastasis in breast cancer patients. Using fixed tissue and intravital imaging of a PyMT murine model and patient-derived xenografts, we show that chemotherapy increases the density and activity of TMEM sites and Mena expression and promotes distant metastasis. Moreover, in the residual breast cancers of patients treated with neoadjuvant paclitaxel after doxorubicin plus cyclophosphamide, TMEM score and its mechanistically connected MENA(INV) isoform expression pattern were both increased, suggesting that chemotherapy, despite decreasing tumor size, increases the risk of metastatic dissemination...
July 5, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618402/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-circulating-tumor-cells-and-cancer-metastasis-mechanisms-and-clinical-applications
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Xiao-Xiang Jie, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Cong-Jian Xu
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) endows epithelial cells with enhanced motility and invasiveness, allowing them to participate in many physiological and pathological processes. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition contributes to the generation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in epithelial cancers because it increases tumor cell invasiveness, promotes tumor cell intravasation and ensures tumor cell survival in the peripheral system. Although the contribution of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition to tumor cell invasiveness has been confirmed, the role epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition plays in metastasis remains debated...
May 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604765/mlk3-regulates-fra-1-and-mmps-to-drive-invasion-and-transendothelial-migration-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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C Rattanasinchai, B J Llewellyn, S E Conrad, K A Gallo
Mixed-lineage kinase 3 (MLK3), a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase (MAP3K), has critical roles in metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), in part by regulating paxillin phosphorylation and focal adhesion turnover. However the mechanisms and the distinct step(s) of the metastatic processes through which MLK3 exerts its influence are not fully understood. Here we report that in non-metastatic, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer (ER+ BC) cells, induced MLK3 expression robustly upregulates the oncogenic transcription factor, FOS-related antigen-1 (FRA-1), which is accompanied by elevation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), MMP-1 and MMP-9...
June 12, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560677/mesenchymal-epithelial-transition-and-circulating-tumor-cells-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Gerhard Hamilton, Barbara Rath
Cancer patients die of metastatic disease but knowledge regarding individual steps of this complex process of intravasation, spread and extravasation leading to secondary lesions is incomplete. Subpopulations of tumor cells are supposed to undergo an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), to enter the bloodstream and eventually establish metastases in a reverse process termed mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET). Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents a unique model to study metastatic spread due to early dissemination and relapse, as well as availability of a panel of circulating cancer cell (CTC) lines recently...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544498/cancer-metastasis-through-the-prism-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-circulating-tumor-cells
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REVIEW
Douglas S Micalizzi, Daniel A Haber, Shyamala Maheswaran
Metastasis of epithelial cancer cells to distant sites is a particularly critical stage of cancer progression that typically marks the incurability of the disease. It is governed by a complex series of events including invasion and intravasation of tumor cells into the stroma and blood, respectively. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a phenotypic change marked by the loss of epithelial characteristics and the acquisition of invasive mesenchymal properties, is implicated in the dissemination of tumor cells...
July 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538086/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-agonist-sew2871-causes-severe-cardiac-side-effects-and-does-not-improve-microvascular-barrier-breakdown-in-sepsis
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Sven Flemming, Natalie Burkard, Michael Meir, Martin Alexander Schick, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Nicolas Schlegel
BACKGROUND: Endothelial barrier dysfunction is a hallmark in the pathogenesis of sepsis. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) has been proposed to be critically involved in the maintenance of endothelial barrier function predominately by activating S1P receptor-1 (S1P1). Previous studies have shown that the specific S1P1 agonist SEW2871 improves endothelial barrier function under inflammatory conditions. However, the effectiveness of SEW2871 and potential side effects remained largely unexplored in a clinically relevant model of sepsis...
May 23, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534212/breast-cancer-metastasis-putative-therapeutic-role-of-vascular-cell-adhesion-molecule-1
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REVIEW
Rohit Sharma, Rohini Sharma, Tejinder Pal Khaket, Chanchala Dutta, Bornisha Chakraborty, Tapan Kumar Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is a notable cause of cancer-related death in women worldwide. Metastasis to distant organs is responsible for ~90% of this death. Breast cells convert to malignant cancer cells after acquiring the capacity of invasion/intravasation into surrounding tissues and, finally, extravasation/metastasis to distant organs (i.e., lymph nodes, lungs, bone, brain). Metastasis to distant organs depends on interactions between disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) and the endothelium of blood vessels present in the tumor microenvironment...
May 22, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518096/invasive-behavior-of-human-breast-cancer-cells-in-embryonic-zebrafish
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Jiang Ren, Sijia Liu, Chao Cui, Peter Ten Dijke
In many cases, cancer patients do not die of a primary tumor, but rather because of metastasis. Although numerous rodent models are available for studying cancer metastasis in vivo, other efficient, reliable, low-cost models are needed to quickly access the potential effects of (epi)genetic changes or pharmacological compounds. As such, we illustrate and explain the feasibility of xenograft models using human breast cancer cells injected into zebrafish embryos to support this goal. Under the microscope, fluorescent proteins or chemically labeled human breast cancer cells are transplanted into transgenic zebrafish embryos, Tg (fli:EGFP), at the perivitelline space or duct of Cuvier (Doc) 48 h after fertilization...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496326/gold-nanoparticles-attenuate-metastasis-by-tumor-vasculature-normalization-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-inhibition
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Wei Li, Xin Li, Shuhao Liu, Wende Yang, Fan Pan, Xiao-Yan Yang, Bin Du, Li Qin, Yunlong Pan
Angiogenesis is a process by which vessels are formed through preexisting ones, and this plays a key role in the progression of solid tumors. However, tumor vessels are influenced by excessive pro-angiogenic factors, resulting in deformed structures that facilitate the intravasation of tumor cells into the circulation and subsequent metastasis. Moreover, abnormal tumor vessels have low blood perfusion and thereby decreased oxygen infusion into tumors. This results in a hostile microenvironment that promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a process in which epithelial cells lose their polarity and gain increased motility, which is associated with metastasis and invasion...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467903/locally-triggered-release-of-the-chemokine-ccl21-promotes-dendritic-cell-transmigration-across-lymphatic-endothelia
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Kari Vaahtomeri, Markus Brown, Robert Hauschild, Ingrid De Vries, Alexander Franz Leithner, Matthias Mehling, Walter Anton Kaufmann, Michael Sixt
Trafficking cells frequently transmigrate through epithelial and endothelial monolayers. How monolayers cooperate with the penetrating cells to support their transit is poorly understood. We studied dendritic cell (DC) entry into lymphatic capillaries as a model system for transendothelial migration. We find that the chemokine CCL21, which is the decisive guidance cue for intravasation, mainly localizes in the trans-Golgi network and intracellular vesicles of lymphatic endothelial cells. Upon DC transmigration, these Golgi deposits disperse and CCL21 becomes extracellularly enriched at the sites of endothelial cell-cell junctions...
May 2, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426929/exerting-enhanced-permeability-and-retention-effect-driven-delivery-by-ultrafine-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-with-t1-t2-switchable-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast
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Liya Wang, Jing Huang, Hongbo Chen, Hui Wu, Yaolin Xu, Yuancheng Li, Hong Yi, Yongqiang A Wang, Lily Yang, Hui Mao
Poor delivery efficiency remains a major challenge in nanomaterial-based tumor-targeted imaging and drug delivery. This work demonstrates a strategy to improve nanoparticle delivery and intratumoral distribution using sub-5 nm (3.5 nm core size) ultrafine iron oxide nanoparticles (uIONP) that can easily extravasate from the tumor vasculature and readily diffuse into the tumor tissue compared to the iron oxide nanoparticle (IONP) with larger sizes, followed by self-assembling in the acidic tumor interstitial space to limit their re-entering into circulation...
May 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423322/intratumoral-cancer-cell-intravasation-can-occur-independent-of-invasion-into-the-adjacent-stroma
#18
Elena I Deryugina, William B Kiosses
Intravasation, active entry of cancer cells into the circulation, is often considered to be a relatively late event in tumor development occurring after stromal invasion. Here, we provide evidence that intravasation can be initiated early during tumor development and proceed in parallel to or independent of tumor invasion into surrounding stroma. By applying direct and unbiased intravasation-scoring methods to two histologically distinct human cancer types in live-animal models, we demonstrate that intravasation takes place almost exclusively within the tumor core, involves intratumoral vasculature, and does not involve vasculotropic cancer cells invading tumor-adjacent stroma and migrating along tumor-converging blood vessels...
April 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417005/reversibility-of-vasalgel%C3%A2-male-contraceptive-in-a-rabbit-model
#19
Donald Waller, David Bolick, Elaine Lissner, Christopher Premanandan, Gary Gamerman
BACKGROUND: Development of a non-hormonal long-acting reversible contraceptive for men could have a significant impact on reducing unintended pregnancies. Vasalgel™ is a high molecular weight polymer consisting of styrene-alt-maleic acid (SMA) dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide being developed as a reversible male contraceptive device. It forms a hydrogel when implanted into the vasa deferentia, which prevents the passage of sperm. Previous studies in the rabbit have proven its efficacy, durability and rapid onset...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410495/local-induction-of-lymphangiogenesis-with-engineered-fibrin-binding-vegf-c-promotes-wound-healing-by-increasing-immune-cell-trafficking-and-matrix-remodeling
#20
Esra Güç, Priscilla S Briquez, Didier Foretay, Manuel A Fankhauser, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Witold W Kilarski, Melody A Swartz
Lymphangiogenesis occurs in inflammation and wound healing, yet its functional roles in these processes are not fully understood. Consequently, clinically relevant strategies for therapeutic lymphangiogenesis remain underdeveloped, particularly using growth factors. To achieve controlled, local capillary lymphangiogenesis with protein engineering and determine its effects on fluid clearance, leukocyte trafficking, and wound healing, we developed a fibrin-binding variant of vascular endothelial growth factor C (FB-VEGF-C) that is slowly released upon demand from infiltrating cells...
July 2017: Biomaterials
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