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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 Andrew Wang, Lily Yang, Hui Mao
The poor delivery efficiency remains a major challenge in nanomaterial based tumor targeted imaging and drug delivery. This work demonstrated a strategy to improve nanoparticle delivery and intratumoral distribution using a sub-5 nm (3.5 nm core size) ultrafine iron oxide nanoparticles (uIONPs) that can easily extravasate from the tumor vasculature and readily diffuse into the tumor tissue compared to iron oxide nanoparticles (IONP) with larger sizes, followed by self-assembling in the acidic tumor interstitial space to limit their re-entering the circulation...
April 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423322/intratumoral-cancer-cell-intravasation-can-occur-independent-of-invasion-into-the-adjacent-stroma
#2
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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408152/cellular-determinants-and-microenvironmental-regulation-of-prostate-cancer-metastasis
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Kiera Rycaj, Hangwen Li, Jianjun Zhou, Xin Chen, Dean G Tang
Metastasis causes more than 90% of cancer-related deaths and most prostate cancer (PCa) patients also die from metastasis. The 'metastatic cascade' is a complex biological process that encompasses tumor cell dissociation (from the primary tumor), local invasion, intravasation, transport in circulation, extravasation, colonization, and overt growth in end organs. It has become clear that successful metastasis not only involves many tumor cell-intrinsic properties but also depends on productive interactions between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment...
April 11, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393180/fenofibrate-inhibits-tumour-intravasation-by-several-independent-mechanisms-in-a-3-dimensional-co-culture-model
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Chi Huu Nguyen, Nicole Huttary, Atanas G Atanasov, Waranya Chatuphonprasert, Stefan Brenner, Adryan Fristiohady, Junli Hong, Serena Stadler, Silvio Holzner, Daniela Milovanovic, Verena M Dirsch, Brigitte Kopp, Philipp Saiko, Liselotte Krenn, Walter Jäger, Georg Krupitza
Lymph node metastasis of breast cancer is a clinical marker of poor prognosis. Yet, there exist no therapies targeting mechanisms of intravasation into lymphatics. Herein we report on an effect of the antidyslipidemic drug fenofibrate with vasoprotective activity, which attenuates breast cancer intravasation in vitro, and describe the potential mechanisms. To measure intravasation in a 3-dimensional co-culture model MDA-MB231 and MCF-7 breast cancer spheroids were placed on immortalised lymphendothelial cell (LEC) monolayers...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371195/intratumoral-bidirectional-transitions-between-epithelial-and-mesenchymal-cells-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Mizuki Yamamoto, Kota Sakane, Kana Tominaga, Noriko Gotoh, Takayoshi Niwa, Yasuko Kikuchi, Keiichiro Tada, Naoki Goshima, Kentaro Semba, Jun-Ichiro Inoue
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and its reverse process, MET, are crucial in several stages of cancer metastasis. EMT allows cancer cells to move to proximal blood vessels for intravasation. However, because EMT and MET processes are dynamic, mesenchymal cancer cells are likely to undergo MET transiently and subsequently re-undergo EMT to restart the metastatic process. Therefore, spatiotemporally-coordinated mutual regulation between EMT and MET could occur during metastasis. To elucidate such regulation, we chose HCC38, a human triple-negative breast cancer cell line, because HCC38 is composed of epithelial and mesenchymal populations at a fixed ratio even though mesenchymal cells proliferate significantly more slowly than epithelial cells...
April 1, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361934/tumour-blood-vessel-normalisation-by-prolyl-hydroxylase-inhibitor-repaired-sensitivity-to-chemotherapy-in-a-tumour-mouse-model
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Satoshi Koyama, Shinji Matsunaga, Masaki Imanishi, Yoichi Maekawa, Hiroya Kitano, Hiromi Takeuchi, Shuhei Tomita
Blood vessels are important tissue structures that deliver oxygen and nutrition. In tumour tissue, abnormal blood vessels, which are hyperpermeable and immature, are often formed; these tissues also have irregular vascularisation and intravasation. This situation leads to hypoperfusion in tumour tissue along with low oxygen and nutrition depletion; this is also called the tumour microenvironment and is characterised by hypoxia, depleted nutrition, low pH and high interstitial pressure. This environment induces resistance to anticancer drugs, which causes an increase in anticancer drug doses, leading to increased side effects...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345239/the-anatomy-of-the-blood-vascular-system-of-the-giant-vestimentiferan-tubeworm-riftia-pachyptila-siboglinidae-annelida
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Nadezhda N Rimskaya-Korsakova, Sergey V Galkin, Vladimir V Malakhov
The giant dimensions of vestimentiferan Riftia pachyptila (Jones, ) are achieved thanks to the well-developed vascular system. In the vestimentum, there is a complicated net of lacunae, including the brain blood supply and the ventral lacuna underlying the ciliary field. The trunk region has an extensive network of blood vessels feeding the gonads («rete mirabile»). The thick muscular lining of the mesenterial vessels in the trunk and the dorsal vessel in the opisthosome serves as an additional pump, pushing blood into numerous vessels in the segments...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341420/brain-metastasization-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Tânia Custódio-Santos, Mafalda Videira, Maria Alexandra Brito
Central nervous system metastases have been reported in 15-25% of breast cancer patients, and the incidence is increasing. Moreover, the survival of these patients is generally poor, with reports of a 1-year survival rate of 20%. Therefore, a better knowledge about the determinants of brain metastasization is essential for the improvement of the clinical outcomes. Here, we summarize the current data about the metastatic cascade, ranging from the output of cancer cells from the primary tumour to their colonization in the brain, which involves the epithelial-mesenchymal transition, invasion of mammary tissue, intravasation into circulation, and homing into and extravasation towards the brain...
March 21, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322181/epithelial-mesenchymal-and-hybrid-epithelial-mesenchymal-phenotypes-and-their-clinical-relevance-in-cancer-metastasis
#11
Minal Garg
Cancer metastasis occurs through local invasion of circulating tumour cells (CTCs), intravasation, transportation to distant sites, and their extravasation followed by colonisation at secondary sites. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a normal developmental phenomenon, but its aberrant activation confers tumour cells with enhanced cell motility, metastatic properties, resistant to therapies and cancer stem cell (CSC) phenotype in epithelium-derived carcinoma. Experimental studies from various research papers have been reviewed to determine the factors, which interlink cancer stemness and cellular plasticity with EMT...
March 21, 2017: Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319067/the-histone-demethylase-kdm3a-and-its-downstream-target-mcam-promote-ewing-sarcoma-cell-migration-and-metastasis
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M Sechler, J K Parrish, D K Birks, P Jedlicka
Ewing Sarcoma is the second most common solid pediatric malignant neoplasm of bone and soft tissue. Driven by EWS/Ets, or rarely variant, oncogenic fusions, Ewing Sarcoma is a biologically and clinically aggressive disease with a high propensity for metastasis. However, the mechanisms underpinning Ewing Sarcoma metastasis are currently not well understood. In the present study, we identify and characterize a novel metastasis-promotional pathway in Ewing Sarcoma, involving the histone demethylase KDM3A, previously identified by our laboratory as a new cancer-promoting gene in this disease...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315783/role-of-protein-glycosylation-in-cancer-metastasis
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REVIEW
Leticia Oliveira-Ferrer, Karen Legler, Karin Milde-Langosch
Although altered glycosylation has been detected in human cancer cells decades ago, only investigations in the last years have enormously increased our knowledge about the details of protein glycosylation and its role in tumour progression. Many proteins, which are heavily glycosylated, i.e. adhesion proteins or proteases, play an important role in cancer metastasis that represents the crucial and frequently life-threatening step in progression of most tumour types. Compared to normal tissue, tumour cells often show altered glycosylation patters with appearance of new tumour-specific antigens...
March 15, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299902/when-metastasis-spns-out-of-control-coverage-of-genome-wide-in-vivo-screen-identifies-novel-host-regulators-of-metastatic-colonization
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Marie R Webster, Curtis H Kugel, Ashani T Weeraratna
Metastasis is the major cause of death from cancer in patients. Invasive tumor cells that leave the primary tumor must undergo a strenuous journey including extravasation, survival in the blood, intravasation into the distal site, and proliferation in a new microenvironment to form metastatic colonies. The tumor cells that are successful in forming colonies have dodged multiple perils including evading immune defenses and oxidative stress in the circulatory system. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
March 16, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278128/cancer-metastasis-tricks-of-the-trade
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REVIEW
Rabia Zeeshan, Zeeshan Mutahir
Decades of cancer research have unraveled genetic, epigenetic and molecular pathways leading to plausible therapeutic targets; many of which hold great promise in improving clinical outcomes. Metastatic tumors become evident early on and are one of the major causes of cancer-related fatalities worldwide. This review depicts the sequential events of cancer metastasis. Genetic and epigenetic heterogeneity influences local tumor cell invasion, intravasation, survival in circulation, extravasation and colonization to distant sites...
March 9, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277839/zebrafish-xenograft-models-of-cancer-and-metastasis-for-drug-discovery
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Hannah K Brown, Kristina Schiavone, Simon Tazzyman, Dominique Heymann, Timothy Ja Chico
Patients with metastatic cancer suffer the highest rate of cancer-related death, but existing animal models of metastasis have disadvantages that limit our ability to understand this process. The zebrafish is increasingly used for cancer modelling, particularly xenografting of human cancer cell lines, and drug discovery, and may provide novel scientific and therapeutic insights. However, this model system remains underexploited. Areas covered: The authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the zebrafish xenograft model for the study of cancer, metastasis and drug discovery...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240745/the-biological-and-prognostic-significance-of-angiotropism-in-uveal-melanoma
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Raymond L Barnhill, Mengliang Ye, Aude Batistella, Marc-Henri Stern, Sergio Roman-Roman, Rémi Dendale, Olivier Lantz, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Laurence Desjardins, Nathalie Cassoux, Claire Lugassy
Angiotropism is a marker of extravascular migration of melanoma cells along vascular and other structures and a prognostic factor in cutaneous melanoma. Because of this biological and prognostic importance in cutaneous melanoma, angiotropism was studied in uveal melanoma (UM). This retrospective study performed at a single ocular oncology referral center included 89 patients from the study period 2006-2008. All patients were diagnosed with UM from the choroid and/or ciliary body. All patients underwent enucleation for prognostic purposes and definitive therapy...
February 27, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238683/endothelial-notch1-activity-facilitates-metastasis
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Elfriede Wieland, Juan Rodriguez-Vita, Sven S Liebler, Carolin Mogler, Iris Moll, Stefanie E Herberich, Elisa Espinet, Esther Herpel, Amitai Menuchin, Jenny Chang-Claude, Michael Hoffmeister, Christoffer Gebhardt, Hermann Brenner, Andreas Trumpp, Christian W Siebel, Markus Hecker, Jochen Utikal, David Sprinzak, Andreas Fischer
Endothelial cells (ECs) provide angiocrine factors orchestrating tumor progression. Here, we show that activated Notch1 receptors (N1ICD) are frequently observed in ECs of human carcinomas and melanoma, and in ECs of the pre-metastatic niche in mice. EC N1ICD expression in melanoma correlated with shorter progression-free survival. Sustained N1ICD activity induced EC senescence, expression of chemokines and the adhesion molecule VCAM1. This promoted neutrophil infiltration, tumor cell (TC) adhesion to the endothelium, intravasation, lung colonization, and postsurgical metastasis...
February 12, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210073/macrophages-as-key-drivers-of-cancer-progression-and-metastasis
#19
REVIEW
Sebastian R Nielsen, Michael C Schmid
Macrophages are one of the most abundant immune cells in the tumour microenvironment of solid tumours and their presence correlates with reduced survival in most cancers. Macrophages are present at all stages of tumour progression and stimulate angiogenesis, tumour cell invasion, and intravasation at the primary site. At the metastatic site, macrophages and monocytes prepare for the arrival of disseminated tumour cells and promote their extravasation and survival by inhibiting immune-mediated clearance or by directly engaging with tumour cells to activate prosurvival signalling pathways...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164421/tissue-engineered-3d-microvessel-and-capillary-network-models-for-the-study-of-vascular-phenomena
#20
Max I Bogorad, Jackson DeStefano, Andrew D Wong, Peter C Searson
Advances in tissue-engineering, cell biology, microfabrication, and microfluidics, have led to the development of a wide range of vascular models. Here we review platforms based on templated microvessel fabrication to generate increasingly complex vascular models of: (1) the tumor microenvironment, (2) occluded microvessels, and (3) perfused capillary networks. We outline fabrication guidelines and demonstrate a number of experimental methods for probing vascular function such as permeability measurements, tumor cell intravasation, flow characterization, and endothelial cell morphology and proliferation...
February 5, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
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