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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937653/differential-functional-roles-of-aldh1a1-and-aldh1a3-in-mediating-metastatic-behavior-and-therapy-resistance-of-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Alysha K Croker, Mauricio Rodriguez-Torres, Ying Xia, Siddika Pardhan, Hon Sing Leong, John D Lewis, Alison L Allan
Previous studies indicate that breast cancer cells with high aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity and CD44 expression (ALDH(hi)CD44⁺) contribute to metastasis and therapy resistance, and that ALDH1 correlates with poor outcome in breast cancer patients. The current study hypothesized that ALDH1 functionally contributes to breast cancer metastatic behavior and therapy resistance. Expression of ALDH1A1 or ALDH1A3 was knocked down in MDA-MB-468 and SUM159 human breast cancer cells using siRNA. Resulting impacts on ALDH activity (Aldefluor(®) assay); metastatic behavior and therapy response in vitro (proliferation/adhesion/migration/colony formation/chemotherapy and radiation) and extravasation/metastasis in vivo (chick choroiallantoic membrane assay) was assessed...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902370/nano-let%C3%A2-7b-sensitization-of-eliminating-esophageal-cancer-stem%C3%A2-like-cells-is-dependent-on-blockade-of-wnt-activation-of-symmetric-division
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Yamei Pang, Jian Liu, Xiang Li, Yiwen Zhang, Boxiang Zhang, Jing Zhang, Ning Du, Chongwen Xu, Rui Liang, Hong Ren, Shou-Ching Tang, Xin Sun
The poor therapy response and poor prognosis of esophageal cancer has made it one of the most malignant carcinoma, and the complicated multidisciplinary treatment failed to achieve a long-term disease-free survival. To diagnose esophageal cancer at an earlier stage, and to improve the effect of anticancer therapy would improve the therapeutic efficacy. After retrospective analysis of the cancer samples of patients who received esophagectomy, we found the relevance between ratio of either ALDH1 or CD133-positive cancer stem cells and 2-year recurrence...
October 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888039/role-of-aldh1-in-the-prognosis-of-esophageal-cancer-and-its-relationship-with-tumor-microenvironment
#3
Miao-Fen Chen, Ping-Tsung Chen, Ming-Shian Lu, Wen-Cheng Chen
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) is associated with tumorigenesis, and significantly increased in cancer stem-like cells. In the present study, the role of ALDH1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) was investigated. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical outcomes of 148 ESCC and examined its correlation with ALDH1 levels. Furthermore, we preformed cellular and animal experiments to investigate the role of ALDH1 in tumor progression and microenvironment. Our data revealed that ALDH1 staining was positively linked to a higher clinical stage, higher loco-regional failure rate and shorter survival time...
September 9, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870814/curcumin-inhibits-bladder-cancer-stem-cells-by-suppressing-sonic-hedgehog-pathway
#4
Dengdian Wang, Xiaochuan Kong, Yuan Li, Weiwei Qian, Jiaxing Ma, Daming Wang, Dexin Yu, Caiyun Zhong
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) is responsible for the recurrence of human cancers. Thus, targeting CSCs is considered to be a valid way for human cancer treatment. Curcumin is a major component of phytochemicals that exerts potent anticancer activities. However, the effect of curcumin on bladder cancer stem cells (BCSCs) remains to be elucidated. In this study, we investigated the mechanism of curcumin suppressing bladder cancer stem cells. In this study, UM-UC-3 and EJ cells were cultured in serum-free medium (SFM) to form cell spheres that was characterized as BCSCs...
September 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865486/nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-promotes-inflammation-induced-carcinogenesis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Cong-Fa Huang, Lei Chen, Yi-Cun Li, Lei Wu, Guang-Tao Yu, Wen-Feng Zhang, Zhi-Jun Sun
BACKGROUND: NLRP3 inflammasome acts as a danger signal sensor that triggers and coordinates the inflammatory response. However, the roles of NLRP3 inflammasome in the tumorigenesis and development of cancer stem cells (CSCs) of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) remain ambiguous. METHODS: In our study, tissue microarrays, ELISA, sphere-forming assay, colony formation assay and Western blot analysis were performed to evaluate the effect of NLRP3 inflammasome on the development of CSCs in human SCCHN tissue specimen, cell lines, and transgenic mouse SCCHN model...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855609/primary-patient-derived-lung-adenocarcinoma-cell-culture-challenges-the-association-of-cancer-stem-cells-with-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#6
Verena Tiran, Joerg Lindenmann, Luka Brcic, Ellen Heitzer, Stefanie Stanzer, Nassim Ghaffari Tabrizi-Wizsy, Elvira Stacher, Herbert Stoeger, Helmut H Popper, Marija Balic, Nadia Dandachi
The cancer stem cell (CSC) and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) models have been closely associated and used to describe both the formation of metastasis and therapy resistance. We established a primary lung cell culture from a patient in a clinically rare and unique situation of primary resistant disease. This culture consisted of two biologically profoundly distinct adenocarcinoma cell subpopulations, which differed phenotypically and genotypically. One subpopulation initiated and sustained in spheroid cell culture (LT22s) whereas the other subpopulation was only capable of growth and proliferation under adherent conditions (LT22a)...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855593/itga1-is-a-pre-malignant-biomarker-that-promotes-therapy-resistance-and-metastatic-potential-in-pancreatic-cancer
#7
Armen Gharibi, Sa La Kim, Justin Molnar, Daniel Brambilla, Yvess Adamian, Malachia Hoover, Julie Hong, Joy Lin, Laurelin Wolfenden, Jonathan A Kelber
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has single-digit 5-year survival rates at <7%. There is a dire need to improve pre-malignant detection methods and identify new therapeutic targets for abrogating PDAC progression. To this end, we mined our previously published pseudopodium-enriched (PDE) protein/phosphoprotein datasets to identify novel PDAC-specific biomarkers and/or therapeutic targets. We discovered that integrin alpha 1 (ITGA1) is frequently upregulated in pancreatic cancers and associated precursor lesions...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846664/multienzyme-biosynthesis-of-dihydroartemisinic-acid
#8
Xixian Chen, Congqiang Zhang, Heng-Phon Too
One-pot multienzyme biosynthesis is an attractive method for producing complex, chiral bioactive compounds. It is advantageous over step-by-step synthesis, as it simplifies the process, reduces costs and often leads to higher yield due to the synergistic effects of enzymatic reactions. In this study, dihydroartemisinic acid (DHAA) pathway enzymes were overexpressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and whole-cell biotransformation of amorpha-4,11-diene (AD) to DHAA was demonstrated. The first oxidation step by cytochrome P450 (CYP71AV1) is the main rate-limiting step, and a series of N-terminal truncation and transcriptional tuning improved the enzymatic activity...
August 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844858/mir-221-222-promote-cancer-stem-like-cell-properties-and-tumor-growth-of-breast-cancer-via-targeting-pten-and-sustained-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-cox-2-activation
#9
Bailong Li, Ying Lu, Lihui Yu, Xiaocui Han, Honghai Wang, Jun Mao, Jie Shen, Bo Wang, Jianwu Tang, Chunyan Li, Bo Song
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in regulating cancer stem cell (CSC). Previous studies have shown that microRNA-221/222 (miR-221/222) cluster are involved in the propagation of breast cancer stem cell (BCSC), however, the underlying molecular mechanisms are still not fully understood. In this study, we found that miR-221/222 were overexpressed in highly aggressive breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells, that are enriched in markers for epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and BCSCs, than in MCF-7 cells...
August 24, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811252/expression-of-alcam-cd166-and-pd-l1-cd274-independently-predicts-shorter-survival-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#10
Shingo Inaguma, Jerzy Lasota, Zengfeng Wang, Piotr Czapiewski, Renata Langfort, Janusz Rys, Joanna Szpor, Piotr Waloszczyk, Krzysztof Okoń, Wojciech Biernat, Hiroshi Ikeda, David S Schrump, Raffit Hassan, Markku Miettinen
Diffuse malignant mesothelioma of the pleura is a highly aggressive tumor typically associated with short survival. ALCAM (CD166), a type I transmembrane protein, is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily. In normal cells, ALCAM regulates physiological processes such as angiogenesis and immune response. In cancer, it is associated with neoplastic progression, including invasion, migration, and metastasis. Furthermore, ALCAM is considered one of the cancer stem cell markers such as ALDH1 (ALDH1A1) and SALL4...
August 12, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797171/novel-composite-drug-delivery-system-as-a-novel-radio-sensitizer-for-the-local-treatment-of-cervical-carcinoma
#11
Shan Xu, Yu Ying Tang, Yan Xin Yu, Qin Yun, Jing Pin Yang, Heng Zhang, Qiuxia Peng, Xiaoyang Sun, Ling Lin Yang, ShaoZhi Fu, Jing Bo Wu
In this study, we investigated in vivo radiosensitizing effects of a gel-based dual drug delivery system (DDS) (PECE/DDP + mPEG-PCL/PTX, or PDMP) in a cervical cancer model, and determined its possible mechanisms of action. A xenograft cervical cancer model was used to investigate the radio sensitization effect of PDMP. Mice underwent paclitaxel (PTX) + cisplatin (DDP), PECE, or PDMP treatment followed by single radiation doses ranging from 0 Gy to 20 Gy. Radio sensitization was analyzed by tumor regrowth delay (TGD)...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792511/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1-aldh1-isoform-expression-and-potential-clinical-implications-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Cheng-Kun Yang, Xiang-Kun Wang, Xi-Wen Liao, Chuang-Ye Han, Ting-Dong Yu, Wei Qin, Guang-Zhi Zhu, Hao Su, Long Yu, Xiao-Guang Liu, Si-Cong Lu, Zhi-Wei Chen, Zhen Liu, Ke-Tuan Huang, Zheng-Tao Liu, Yu Liang, Jian-Lu Huang, Kai-Yin Xiao, Min-Hao Peng, Cheryl Ann Winkle, Stephen J O'Brien, Tao Peng
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most prevalent and life-threatening malignancies worldwide. There are few diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and druggable targets for HCC. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) is a marker of stem cells in a variety of cancers, but the mRNA levels and prognostic value of ALDH1 isoforms in HCC patients remain unknown. In the present study, gene ontology annotation of the ALDH1 family was performed using the Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery (DAVID), and the gene pathway analsis was performed using GeneMANIA software...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778071/suppression-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-upregulated-factor-pauf-increases-the-sensitivity-of-pancreatic-cancer-to-gemcitabine-and-5fu-and-inhibits-the-formation-of-pancreatic-cancer-stem-like-cells
#13
Jae Hee Cho, Sun A Kim, Soo Been Park, Hee Man Kim, Si Young Song
Pancreatic cancer stem cells (CSCs) play a crucial role in tumorigenesis and chemoresistance of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma up-regulated factor (PAUF), a novel secretory protein, has been shown to contribute to cancer progression and metastasis. Because the clinical relationship between PAUF and pancreatic CSCs is largely unknown, we investigated the associations between the functional role of PAUF and pancreatic CSCs. Pancreatic cancer sphere cultured from the CFPAC-1 cells showed elevated expression of PAUF and pluripotent stemness genes (Oct4, Nanog, Stat3, and Sox2), and the mRNA of PAUF were increased in CD44+CD24+ESA+ pancreatic CSCs...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768501/hybrid-clone-cells-derived-from-human-breast-epithelial-cells-and-human-breast-cancer-cells-exhibit-properties-of-cancer-stem-initiating-cells
#14
Daria Gauck, Silvia Keil, Bernd Niggemann, Kurt S Zänker, Thomas Dittmar
BACKGROUND: The biological phenomenon of cell fusion has been associated with cancer progression since it was determined that normal cell × tumor cell fusion-derived hybrid cells could exhibit novel properties, such as enhanced metastatogenic capacity or increased drug resistance, and even as a mechanism that could give rise to cancer stem/initiating cells (CS/ICs). CS/ICs have been proposed as cancer cells that exhibit stem cell properties, including the ability to (re)initiate tumor growth...
August 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766250/exploring-the-histogenesis-and-diagnostic-strategy-using-immunoassay-and-rt-pcr-in-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma
#15
Xinxin Ju, Kunming Sun, Ruixue Liu, Shugang Li, Gulinaer Abulajiang, Hong Zou, Jiaojiao Lan, Yan Ren, Jinfang Jiang, Weihua Liang, Lijuan Pang, Feng Li
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare soft tissue sarcoma, but it's easily misdiagnosed in rare locations. The derivation of ASPS is still uncertain, therefore we conducted this study to explore the histogenesis of ASPS by analyzing stem cell markers (ALDH1, CD29, CD133 and Nestin). Protein TFE3 and fusion gene ASPS-TFE3 were tested in paraffin to explore diagnostic strategy and molecular pathological features. In this study, nine cases of ASPS were immunostained with stem cell surface markers (ALDH1, CD29, CD133 and Nestin) and protein TFE3...
August 1, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760736/targeting-long-non-coding-rna-dancr-inhibits-triple-negative-breast-cancer-progression
#16
Sha Sha, Dongya Yuan, Yuejun Liu, Baosan Han, Nanbert Zhong
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is non-responsive to conventional anti-hormonal and Her2-targeted therapies, making it necessary to identify new molecular targets for therapy. Long non-coding RNA anti-differentiation ncRNA (lncRNA DANCR) was identified participating in carcinogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma, but its expression and potential role in TNBC progression is still unclear. In the present study, our results showed that DANCR expression was increased in TNBC tissues compared with the adjacent normal tissues using quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) in 63 TNBC specimens...
September 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714035/immunocytochemical-stem-cell-markers-can-predict-clinical-stage-of-breast-cancer
#17
Pedro J Gutiérrez Diez, Yanrong Su, Jose Russo
We present a computational-statistical algorithm that, from data on the staining degree of immunocytochemical markers: i) evaluates the ability of the considered immuno-panel in predicting the breast cancer stage; ii) makes the accurate identification of breast cancer stage possible; iii) provides the best stage prognosis compatible with the considered sample; and iv) does so through the use of the minimum number of markers minimizing time and resource costs. After running the algorithm on two data sets [triple-negative breast cancer, (TNBC), and estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer, (ERNBC)], we conclude that EpCAM and β1 integrin are enough to accurately predict TNBC stage, being ALDH1, CD24, CD61, and CK5 the necessary markers to exactly predict ERNBC stage...
July 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697535/cancer-stem-cells-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-urothelial-carcinoma-possible-pathways-and-potential-therapeutic-approaches
#18
REVIEW
Dong Fang, Hiroshi Kitamura
There is growing evidence of the presence of cancer stem cells in urothelial carcinoma. Cancer stem cells have the ability to self-renew and to differentiate into all cell types of the original heterogeneous tumor. A panel of diverse cancer stem cell markers might be suitable for simulation studies of urothelial cancer stem cells and for the development of optimized treatment protocols. The present review focuses on the advances in recognizing the markers of urothelial cancer stem cells and possible therapeutic targets...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693170/prognostic-significance-of-abcb1-in-stage-i-lung-adenocarcinoma
#19
Fenfei Zou, Masahiro Seike, Rintaro Noro, Shinobu Kunugi, Kaoru Kubota, Akihiko Gemma
Cancer stem cell (CSC) properties have been recently proposed to explain tumor carcinogenesis and multidrug resistance in several human cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The present study examined the protein expression of three CSC-associated markers, namely ATP binding cassette subfamily B member 1 (ABCB1), aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A1 (ALDH1A1) and cluster of differentiation (CD) 44, by immunohistochemistry in 194 NSCLC patients who underwent complete resection of NSCLC tumors...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687160/prognostic-value-of-putative-cancer-stem-cell-markers-cd24-cd44-cd133-and-aldh1-in-human-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#20
Sang-Ah Han, Jae Hoon Jang, Kyu Yeoun Won, Sung-Jig Lim, Jeong-Yoon Song
We hypothesized that cancer stem cells (CSCs) are responsible for the poor outcome and aggressive clinicopathological factors. We surveyed the expression of selected CSC markers that are specifically expressed in thyroid papillary carcinoma (PTC). A total of 80 patients with PTC from 2011 to 2012 were enrolled. We selected CD24, CD44, CD133, and dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1), as they have been suggested to be candidate CSC markers. Expression of these markers was investigated by immunohistochemical (IHC) staining...
August 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
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