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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210556/are-breast-cancer-stem-cells-the-key-to-resolving-clinical-issues-in-breast-cancer-therapy
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Hidetaka Shima, Akimitsu Yamada, Takashi Ishikawa, Itaru Endo
Despite the dramatic advances in breast cancer treatment over the past two decades, it is still the most common malignancies in women. One of the reasons patients succumb to breast cancer is treatment resistance leading to metastasis and recurrence. Recently, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been suggested as a cause of metastasis and recurrence in several cancers because of their unique characteristics, including self-renewal, pluripotency, and high proliferative ability. Increasing evidence has implicated breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) as essential for tumor development, progression, recurrence, and treatment resistance...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193212/corticomedullary-mixed-tumour-resembling-a-small-adrenal-gland-involvement-of-cancer-stem-cells-case-report
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Lian Duan, Fang Fang, Wanlei Fu, Zhenqiang Fang, Hui Wang, Shicang Yu, Zili Tang, Zhenqi Liu, Hongting Zheng
BACKGROUND: Adrenal corticomedullary mixed tumours are very rare. Its mechanism is rarely reported. Here we report the first case of a corticomedullary mixed tumour resembling a "small adrenal gland" with distinct arrangement of the cortical and medullary layers. We further hypothesize regarding the tumorigenic mechanism of this tumour. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year man had been diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension for 3 years. His 24-h urine vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) levels were slightly elevated...
February 13, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179359/vegfa-activates-an-epigenetic-pathway-upregulating-ovarian-cancer-initiating-cells
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Kibeom Jang, Minsoon Kim, Candace A Gilbert, Fiona Simpkins, Tan A Ince, Joyce M Slingerland
The angiogenic factor, VEGFA, is a therapeutic target in ovarian cancer (OVCA). VEGFA can also stimulate stem-like cells in certain cancers, but mechanisms thereof are poorly understood. Here, we show that VEGFA mediates stem cell actions in primary human OVCA culture and OVCA lines via VEGFR2-dependent Src activation to upregulate Bmi1, tumor spheres, and ALDH1 activity. The VEGFA-mediated increase in spheres was abrogated by Src inhibition or SRC knockdown. VEGFA stimulated sphere formation only in the ALDH1(+) subpopulation and increased OVCA-initiating cells and tumor formation in vivo through Bmi1...
February 8, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165047/relevance-of-mortalin-to-cancer-cell-stemness-and-cancer-therapy
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Chae-Ok Yun, Priyanshu Bhargava, Youjin Na, Jung-Sun Lee, Jihoon Ryu, Sunil C Kaul, Renu Wadhwa
Mortalin/mtHsp70 is a member of Hsp70 family of proteins. Enriched in a large variety of cancers, it has been shown to contribute to the process of carcinogenesis by multiple ways including inactivation of tumor suppressor p53 protein, deregulation of apoptosis and activation of EMT signaling. In this study, we report that upregulation of mortalin contributes to cancer cell stemness. Several cancer cell stemness markers, such as ABCG2, OCT-4, CD133, ALDH1, CD9, MRP1 and connexin were upregulated in mortalin-overexpressing cells that showed higher ability to form spheroids...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153386/structure-and-biochemistry-of-phenylacetaldehyde-dehydrogenase-from-the-pseudomonas-putida-s12-styrene-catabolic-pathway
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Anders G Crabo, Baljit Singh, Tim Nguyen, Shahram Emami, George T Gassner, Matthew H Sazinsky
Phenylacetaldehyde dehydrogenase catalyzes the NAD(+)-dependent oxidation of phenylactealdehyde to phenylacetic acid in the styrene catabolic and detoxification pathway of Pseudomonas putida (S12). Here we report the structure and mechanistic properties of the N-terminally histidine-tagged enzyme, NPADH. The 2.83 Å X-ray crystal structure is similar in fold to sheep liver cytosolic aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH1), but has unique set of intersubunit interactions and active site tunnel for substrate entrance...
January 30, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123562/aldh1-and-podoplanin-expression-patterns-predict-the-risk-of-malignant-transformation-in-oral-leukoplakia
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Umma Habiba, Kyoko Hida, Tetsuya Kitamura, Aya Yanagawa Matsuda, Fumihiro Higashino, Yoichi M Ito, Yoichi Ohiro, Yasunori Totsuka, Masanobu Shindoh
Oral leukoplakia (OL) is a clinically diagnosed preneoplastic lesion of the oral cavity with an increased oral cancer risk. However, the risk of malignant transformation is still difficult to assess. The objective of the present study was to examine the expression patterns of aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) and podoplanin in OL, and to determine their roles in predicting oral cancer development. In the present study, the expression patterns of ALDH1 and podoplanin were determined in samples from 79 patients with OL...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122543/lung-cells-support-osteosarcoma-cell-migration-and-survival
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Shibing Yu, Mitchell Stephen Fourman, Adel Mahjoub, Jonathan Brendan Mandell, Jared Anthony Crasto, Nicholas Giuseppe Greco, Kurt Richard Weiss
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary bone tumor, with a propensity to metastasize to the lungs. Five-year survival for metastatic OS is below 30%, and has not improved for several decades despite the introduction of multi-agent chemotherapy. Understanding OS cell migration to the lungs requires an evaluation of the lung microenvironment. Here we utilized an in vitro lung cell and OS cell co-culture model to explore the interactions between OS and lung cells, hypothesizing that lung cells would promote OS cell migration and survival...
January 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112378/combination-twist1-and-ca15-3-in-axillary-lymph-nodes-for-breast-cancer-prognosis
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Xiaowei Jiang, Dan Guo, Wenfang Li, Tianwu Yu, Jian Zhou, Jianping Gong
Twist1 overexpression is involved in epithelial‑mesenchymal transition resulting in migration and metastasis of breast cancer. Carcinoma antigen 15‑3 (CA15‑3) is widely used to monitor the prognosis for patients after treatment. However, the significance of Twist1 in axillary lymph nodes (ALN) and CA15‑3 for co‑examination for survival rates remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to explore the role of the combination of Twist1 expression in metastasized ALN and the serum level of CA15‑3 in evaluating the prognosis of patients with breast cancer...
January 23, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106104/high-aldh1-expression-correlates-with-better-prognosis-in-tumorigenic-malignant-melanoma
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Laura A Taylor, Ronnie M Abraham, Emin Tahirovic, Patricia van Belle, Bin Li, Linfang Huang, David E Elder, Phyllis Gimotty, Xiaowei Xu
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) has been proposed as biomarker of stem cells for certain human cancers. ALDH1 expression has been correlated with poor patient outcomes in a variety of malignancies but better patient outcomes in others, and its prognostic significance in malignant melanoma is unclear. Thus, 68 melanoma patients with comprehensive clinical and pathologic follow-up data were used to construct a tissue microarray. A modified histological score (H-score) with a maximum score of 300 was used to quantify immunohistochemical staining for ALDH1...
January 20, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103884/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-cytochrome-p450%C3%A2-1a1-pathway-mediates-breast-cancer-stem-cells-expansion-through-pten-inhibition-and-%C3%AE-catenin-and-akt-activation
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Abdullah Al-Dhfyan, Ali Alhoshani, Hesham M Korashy
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) are small sub-type of the whole cancer cells that drive tumor initiation, progression and metastasis. Recent studies have demonstrated a role for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)/cytochrome P4501A1 pathway in CSCs expansion. However, the exact molecular mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: The current study was designed to a) determine the effect of AhR activation and inhibition on breast CSCs development, maintenance, self-renewal, and chemoresistance at the in vitro and in vivo levels and b) explore the role of β-Catenin, PI3K/Akt, and PTEN signaling pathways...
January 19, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052035/brca1-iris-overexpression-promotes-and-maintains-the-tumor-initiating-phenotype-implications-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer-early-lesions
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Abhilasha Sinha, Bibbin T Paul, Lisa M Sullivan, Hillary Sims, Ahmed El Bastawisy, Hend F Yousef, Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Abeer A Bahnassy, Wael M ElShamy
Tumor-initiating cells (TICs) are cancer cells endowed with self-renewal, multi-lineage differentiation, increased chemo-resistance, and in breast cancers the CD44+/CD24-/ALDH1+ phenotype. Triple negative breast cancers show lack of BRCA1 expression in addition to enhanced basal, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and TIC phenotypes. BRCA1-IRIS (hereafter IRIS) is an oncogene produced by the alternative usage of the BRCA1 locus. IRIS is involved in induction of replication, transcription of selected oncogenes, and promoting breast cancer cells aggressiveness...
December 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033108/tissue-factor-promotes-breast-cancer-stem-cell-activity-in-vitro
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Hudhaifah Shaker, Hannah Harrison, Robert Clarke, Goran Landberg, Nigel J Bundred, Henri H Versteeg, Cliona C Kirwan
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subpopulation of cells that can self-renew and initiate tumours. The clotting-initiating protein Tissue Factor (TF) promotes metastasis and may be overexpressed in cancer cells with increased CSC activity. We sought to determine whether TF promotes breast CSC activity in vitro using human breast cancer cell lines. TF expression was compared in anoikis-resistant (CSC-enriched) and unselected cells. In cells sorted into of TF-expressing and TF-negative (FACS), and in cells transfected to knockdown TF (siRNA) and overexpress TF (cDNA), CSC activity was compared by (i) mammosphere forming efficiency (MFE) (ii) holoclone colony formation (Hc) and (iii) ALDH1 activity...
December 13, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008389/immunohistochemical-expression-of-cd56-and-aldh1-in-common-salivary-gland-tumors
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Safoura Seifi, Maryam Seyedmajidi, Jahanshah Salehinejad, Hemmat Gholinia, Fatemeh Aliakbarpour
INTRODUCTION: Natural killer (NK) cells, of which CD56 is a specific marker, play an important role in host defense against tumors. Cancer stem cells, of which aldehyde dehydrogenase isoform 1 (ALDH1) is an immunohistochemical marker, are a group of tumorigenic cells which are involved in migration and tumor recurrences. We aimed to evaluate the expression of ALDH1 and CD56 in common salivary gland tumors, as well as their relationship with each other and with a number of clinicopathologic factors...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941886/c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-promotes-stem-cell-phenotype-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-through-upregulation-of-notch1-via-activation-of-c-jun
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X Xie, T S Kaoud, R Edupuganti, T Zhang, T Kogawa, Y Zhao, G B Chauhan, D N Giannoukos, Y Qi, D Tripathy, J Wang, N S Gray, K N Dalby, C Bartholomeusz, N T Ueno
c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) plays a vital role in malignant transformation of different cancers, and JNK is highly activated in basal-like triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). However, the roles of JNK in regulating cancer stem-like cell (CSC) phenotype and tumorigenesis in TNBC are not well defined. JNK is known to mediate many cellular events via activating c-Jun. Here, we found that JNK regulated c-Jun activation in TNBC cells and that JNK activation correlated with c-Jun activation in TNBC tumors. Furthermore, the expression level of c-Jun was significantly higher in TNBC tumors than in non-TNBC tumors, and high c-Jun mRNA level was associated with shorter disease-free survival of patients with TNBC...
December 12, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928651/effects-of-different-doses-of-cadmium-on-secondary-metabolites-and-gene-expression-in-artemisia-annua-l
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Liangyun Zhou, Guang Yang, Haifeng Sun, Jinfu Tang, Jian Yang, Yizhan Wang, Thomas Avery Garran, Lanping Guo
This study aims to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms of artemisinin accumulation induced by Cd. The effects of different Cd concentrations (0, 20, 60, and 120 μmol/L) on the biosynthesis of Artemisia annua L. were examined. Intermediate and end products were quantified by HPLC-ESI-MS/MS analysis. The expression of key biosynthesis enzymes was also determined by qRT-PCR. The results showed that the application of treatment with 60 and 120 μmol/L Cd for 3 days significantly improved the biosynthesis of artemisinic acid, arteannuin B, and artemisinin...
December 8, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926533/andrographolide-impedes-cancer-stemness-and-enhances-radio-sensitivity-in-oral-carcinomas-via-mir-218-activation
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Po-Yu Yang, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Tong Hong Wang, Cheng-Chia Yu, Ming-Yi Lu, Yi-Wen Liao, Tzu-Hsin Lee, Chih-Yu Peng
Current evidence suggests that oral cancer stem cells (OCSCs) possess high tumorigenic and metastatic properties as well as chemo- and radioresistance. In this study, we demonstrated that andrographolide, the main bioactive component in the medicinal plant Andrographis, significantly reduced oncogenicity and restored radio-sensitivity of ALDH1+CD44+ OCSCs. Mechanistic studies showed that andrographolide treatment increased the expression of microRNA-218 (miR-218), leading to the downregulation of Bmi1. We showed that knockdown of miR-218 in ALDH1-CD44- non-OCSCs enhanced cancer stemness, while silencing of Bmi1 significantly counteracted it...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926487/egf-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cancer-stem-like-cell-properties-in-human-oral-cancer-cells-via-promoting-warburg-effect
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Qilin Xu, Qunzhou Zhang, Yasutaka Ishida, Souren Hajjar, Xudong Tang, Haoran Shi, Chi V Dang, Anh D Le
"Warburg effect", the enhanced glycolysis or aerobic glycolysis, confers cancer cells the ability to survive and proliferate even under stressed conditions. In this study, we explored the role of epidermal growth factor (EGF) in orchestrating Warburg effect, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process, and the acquisition of cancer stem-like cell properties in human oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. Our results showed that EGF induces EMT process in OSCC cells, which correlates with the acquisition of cancer stem-like properties, including the enrichment of CD44+/CD24- population of cancer cells and an increased expression of CSC-related genes, aldehyde dehydrogenase-1 (ALDH1) and Bmi-1...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913042/objective-analysis-of-cancer-stem-cell-marker-expression-using-immunohistochemistry
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T J Miller, M J McCoy, C Hemmings, M K Bulsara, B Iacopetta, C F Platell
Analysis of immunohistochemical expression is often a subjective and semiquantitative process that can lead to the inconsistent reporting of results. To assess the effect that region selection and quantification method have on results, five different cancer stem cell markers were used in this study to compare tissue scoring with digital analysis methods that used three different tissue annotation methods. Samples of tumour and normal mucosa were used from 10 consecutive stage II colon cancer patients and stained for the putative cancer stem cell markers ALDH1, CD44v6, CD133, Lgr5 and SOX2...
January 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910777/gastric-adenocarcinoma-biomarker-expression-profiles-and-their-prognostic-value
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Serkan Senol, Abdullah Aydin, Duygu Kosemetin, Dilek Ece, Ibrahim Akalin, Hasan Abuoglu, Esra Akdeniz Duran, Dincer Aydin, Burcak Erkol
Expression levels of several molecules implicated in carcinogenesis were examined by immunohistochemical staining, and the prognostic significance of their expression levels in gastric adenocarcinoma (GA) was evaluated. A total of 115 GA and 20 control gastric tissue samples were evaluated by immunohistochemistry using 33 antibodies targeting molecules known to play a part in the development of various tumors. Overexpression of carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) and loss of AT-rich interactive domain-containing protein 1A (ARID1A), aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1), and CD44 expression in GA patients were significantly correlated with lymph node (LN) metastasis, advanced tumor stage, and poor prognosis...
2016: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909720/tetrandrine-inhibits-glioma-stem-like-cells-by-repressing-%C3%AE-catenin-expression
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Yong Zhang, Yu-Lin Wen, Ji-Wei Ma, Jie-Cheng Ye, Xiao Wang, Jian-Xian Huang, Chao-Yue Meng, Xiao-Ze Xu, Shao-Xiang Wang, Xue-Yun Zhong
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) in glioma are often responsible for relapse and resistance to therapy. The purpose of the present study was to confirm the self-renewal and migration inhibitory effects of tetrandrine (Tet), which is a compound extracted from the dried root of Stephania tetrandra S. Moore, toward glioma stem-like cells (GSLCs) and to examine the associated molecular mechanisms. Using a neurosphere culture technique, we enriched the GSLC population from the human glioblastoma cell lines U87 and U251...
January 2017: International Journal of Oncology
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