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Yoshiya Horimoto, Atsushi Arakawa, Noriko Sasahara, Masahiko Tanabe, Sei Sai, Takanori Himuro, Mitsue Saito
The combination of CD44 and CD24, or aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) alone, is a widely used cancer stem cell marker in breast cancer. However, no conclusion has yet been reached as to which marker is the best for characterizing cancer stemness. Immunohistochemical evaluation using cancer stem cell markers is clearly less common clinically than in basic experiments and how the expressions of these markers relate to patient outcomes remains controversial. To investigate whether combining these markers might improve the prediction of patient outcomes, we immunohistochemically examined clinical samples...
2016: PloS One
Shinnosuke Ikemura, Nao Aramaki, Satoshi Fujii, Keisuke Kirita, Shigeki Umemura, Shingo Matsumoto, Kiyotaka Yoh, Seiji Niho, Hironobu Ohmatsu, Takeshi Kuwata, Motohiro Kojima, Atsushi Ochiai, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Masahiro Tsuboi, Koichi Goto, Genichiro Ishii
Metastasis and growth in neoplastic lesions requires the multi-step regulation of microenvironmental factors. We aimed to elucidate the microenvironmental changes in the process of lymphatic metastasis of lung squamous cell carcinoma. We examined the morphological characteristics of 102 cases of Primary Tumor (PT), 50 of intralymphatic tumor (ILT), 51 of lymph node (LN) micrometastasis (LN-Mic; less than 2 mm in size) and 82 of LN macrometastasis (LN-Mac; greater than 10 mm in size). Afterwards we evaluated the expression of nine molecules (EGFR, FGFR2, CD44, ALDH1, Podoplanin, E-cadherin, S100A4, geminin and ezrin) in matched PT, ILT, LN-Mic and LN-Mac from 23 of these cases...
October 20, 2016: Cancer Science
Xiang Yuan, Jinyu Kong, Zhikun Ma, Na Li, Ruinuo Jia, Yiwen Liu, Fuyou Zhou, Qimin Zhan, Gang Liu, Shegan Gao
Our studies investigating the existence of tumor-initiating cell (TIC) populations in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) had identified a subpopulation of cells isolated from ESCC patient-derived tumor specimens marked by an ALDH(bri+) phenotype bear stem cell-like features. Importantly, KDM4C, a histone demethylase was enhanced in ALDH(bri+) subpopulation, suggesting that strategies interfering with KDM4C may be able to target these putative TICs. In the present study, by genetic and chemical means, we demonstrated that, KDM4C blockade selectively decreased the ESCC ALDH(bri+) TICs population in vitro and specifically targeted the TICs in ALDH(bri+)-derived xenograft, retarding engraftment...
October 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Dominik Schulz, Markus Wirth, Guido Piontek, Anna Maria Stefanie Buchberger, Jürgen Schlegel, Rudolf Reiter, Gabriele Multhoff, Anja Pickhard
Despite remarkable successes with targeted therapies in the treatment of cancer, resistance can occur which limits the clinical outcome. In this study, we generated and characterized resistant cell clones derived from two different head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines (Cal27, UD-SCC-5) by long-term exposure to five targeted- and chemotherapeutics (afatinib, MK2206, BEZ235, olaparib and cisplatin). The resistant tumor cell clones showed an increased ERK1/2 expression and an altered expression of the stem-cell markers CD44, ALDH1, Oct4, Sox2, Nanog and Bmi1...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
Marjorie Flahaut, Nicolas Jauquier, Nadja Chevalier, Katya Nardou, Katia Balmas Bourloud, Jean-Marc Joseph, David Barras, Christian Widmann, Nicole Gross, Raffaele Renella, Annick Mühlethaler-Mottet
BACKGROUND: The successful targeting of neuroblastoma (NB) by associating tumor-initiating cells (TICs) is a major challenge in the development of new therapeutic strategies. The subfamily of aldehyde dehydrogenases 1 (ALDH1) isoenzymes, which comprises ALDH1A1, ALDH1A2, and ALDH1A3, is involved in the synthesis of retinoic acid, and has been identified as functional stem cell markers in diverse cancers. By combining serial neurosphere passages with gene expression profiling, we have previously identified ALDH1A2 and ALDH1A3 as potential NB TICs markers in patient-derived xenograft tumors...
October 10, 2016: BMC Cancer
Christine A Fargeas, Denis Corbeil
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September 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
Sarah D Ahadome, David J Abraham, Suryanarayana Rayapureddi, Valerie P Saw, Daniel R Saban, Virginia L Calder, Jill T Norman, Markella Ponticos, Julie T Daniels, John K Dart
Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is a systemic mucosal scarring disease, commonly causing blindness, for which there is no antifibrotic therapy. Aldehyde dehydrogenase family 1 (ALDH1) is upregulated in both ocular MMP (OMMP) conjunctiva and cultured fibroblasts. Application of the ALDH metabolite, retinoic acid (RA), to normal human conjunctival fibroblasts in vitro induced a diseased phenotype. Conversely, application of ALDH inhibitors, including disulfiram, to OMMP fibroblasts in vitro restored their functionality to that of normal controls...
August 4, 2016: JCI Insight
A C Little, D Sham, M Hristova, K Danyal, D E Heppner, R A Bauer, L M Sipsey, A Habibovic, A van der Vliet
Dual oxidase 1 (DUOX1) is an oxidant-generating enzyme within the airway epithelium that participates in innate airway host defense and epithelial homeostasis. Recent studies indicate that DUOX1 is suppressed in lung cancers by epigenetic silencing, although the importance of DUOX1 silencing in lung cancer development or progression is unknown. Here we show that loss of DUOX1 expression in a panel of lung cancer cell lines is strongly associated with loss of the epithelial marker E-cadherin. Moreover, RNAi-mediated DUOX1 silencing in lung epithelial cells and the cancer cell line NCI-H292 was found to result in loss of epithelial characteristics/molecular features (altered morphology, reduced barrier function and loss of E-cadherin) and increased mesenchymal features (increased migration, anchorage-independent growth and gain of vimentin/collagen), suggesting a direct contribution of DUOX1 silencing to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), an important feature of metastatic cancer...
October 3, 2016: Oncogenesis
Sham S Kakar, Christopher A Worth, Zhenglong Wang, Kelsey Carter, Mariusz Ratajczak, Pranesh Gunjal
Ovarian cancer is a highly aggressive and deadly disease. Currently, the treatment for ovarian cancer entails cytoreductive surgery followed by chemotherapy, mainly cisplatin or carboplatin combined with paclitaxel. Although this regimen is initially effective in a high percentage of cases, unfortunately, after few months of initial treatment, tumor relapse occurs due to platinum-resistance. DOXIL (liposomal preparation of doxorubicin) is a choice of drug for recurrent ovarian cancer. However, its response rate is very low and is accompanied by myocardial toxicity...
2016: Journal of Cancer Stem Cell Research
Samuel N Rodman, Jacquelyn M Spence, Tyler J Ronnfeldt, Yueming Zhu, Shane R Solst, Rebecca A O'Neill, Bryan G Allen, Xiangming Guan, Douglas R Spitz, Melissa A Fath
The goal of this study was to determine if depletion of glutathione (GSH) and inhibition of thioredoxin (Trx) reductase (TrxR) activity could enhance radiation responses in human breast cancer stem cells by a mechanism involving thiol-dependent oxidative stress. The following were used to inhibit GSH and Trx metabolism: buthionine sulfoximine (BSO), a GSH synthesis inhibitor; sulfasalazine (SSZ), an inhibitor of xc(-) cysteine/glutamate antiporter; auranofin (Au), a thioredoxin reductase inhibitor; or 2-AAPA, a GSH-reductase inhibitor...
September 19, 2016: Radiation Research
Xiaocheng Cao, Hui Zou, Jianguo Cao, Yinghong Cui, Shuwen Sun, Kaiqun Ren, Zhenwei Song, Duo Li, Meifang Quan
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are considered as the origin of tumor relapse. Here, we investigated the effects of Fructus Viticis total flavonoids (FVTF) on the characteristics of lung cancer stem-like cells (LCSLCs) derived from human small cell lung cancer NCI-H446 cell line and its potential mechanism. METHODS: Human small cell lung cancer NCI-H446 cell line was cultured in vitro. The CD133(+) cells were sorted from NCI-H446 cell line by magnetic separation...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Arnaud DA Cruz Paula, Oriana Marques, Rita Sampaio, Ana Rosa, José Garcia, Alexandra Rêma, Maria DE Fátima Faria, Paula Silva, Ramón Vizcaíno, Carlos Lopes
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells are tumor cells that present self-renewal, clonal tumor initiation capacity and clonal long-term repopulation potential. We have previously demonstrated that the co-expression of the breast cancer stem cell (BCSC) markers hyaluronan receptor (CD44) and aldehyde dehydrogenase-1 (ALDH1) in ductal carcinomas in situ could be determinant for disease progression. Combining these established BCSC markers with Ki-67 to evaluate quiescence we sought to identify, evaluate the distribution and estimate the mean percentages of CD44(+)ALDH1(+)Ki-67(-) breast cells...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
G Venton, M Pérez-Alea, C Baier, G Fournet, G Quash, Y Labiad, G Martin, F Sanderson, P Poullin, P Suchon, L Farnault, C Nguyen, C Brunet, I Ceylan, R T Costello
The vast majority of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) achieve complete remission (CR) after standard induction chemotherapy. However, the majority subsequently relapse and die of the disease. A leukemia stem cell (LSC) paradigm has been invoked to explain this failure of CR to reliably translate into cure. Indeed, LSCs are highly enriched in CD34+CD38- leukemic cells that exhibit positive aldehyde dehydrogenase activity (ALDH+) on flow cytometry, these LSCs are resistant to currently existing treatments in AML such as cytarabine and anthracycline that, at the cost of great toxicity on normal cells, are highly active against the leukemic bulk, but spare the LSCs responsible for relapse...
2016: Blood Cancer Journal
Li Yan, Rui Cao, YuanBo Liu, LianZhao Wang, Bo Pan, XiaoYan Lv, Hu Jiao, Qiang Zhuang, XueJian Sun, Ran Xiao
Keloid is the abnormal wound healing puzzled by the aggressive growth and high recurrence rate due to its unrevealed key pathogenic mechanism. MicroRNAs contribute to a series of biological processes including epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cells stemness involved in fibrotic disease. Here, using microRNAs microarray analysis we found mir-21-5p was significantly up-regulated in keloid epidermis. To investigate the role of miR-21-5p in keloid pathogenesis, we transfected miR-21-5p mimic or inhibitor in keloid keratinocytes and examined the abilities of cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion, the expressions of EMT-related markers vimentin and E-cadherin and stem-like cells-associated markers CD44 and ALDH1, and the involvement of PTEN and the signaling of AKT and ERK...
2016: Scientific Reports
Mikhail Fedyanin, Anna Popova, Elizaveta Polyanskaya, Sergei Tjulandin
In the last decade an increasing number of studies on tumor stem cell theory stating that there is only a small fraction of tumor cells capable of inducing tumor growth have been appeared. These cells can not only differentiate into more mature tumor cells, but also can maintain their own pool, that is the capacity for self-renewal. There are distinct subpopulations of cells within a tumor that express different combinations of stem cell markers and have different functions. The following markers are typically considered as markers of colorectal adenocarcinoma stem cells: CD133, CD144, CD24, CD166, CD44, CD29, ALDH1, LGR5, and CXCR4...
September 4, 2016: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
M Angeles Lillo, Cydney Nichols, Chanel Perry, Stephanie Runke, Raisa Krutilina, Tiffany N Seagroves, Gustavo A Miranda-Carboni, Susan A Krum
A body of epidemiological evidence implicates exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with increased susceptibility to breast cancer. To evaluate the physiological effects of a suspected EDC in vivo, we exposed MCF-7 breast cancer cells and a patient-derived xenograft (PDX, estrogen receptor positive) to physiological levels of methylparaben (mePB), which is commonly used in personal care products as a preservative. mePB pellets (4.4 μg per day) led to increased tumor size of MCF-7 xenografts and ER(+) PDX tumors...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
Tung Yuan Wang, Chih-Yu Peng, Shiuan-Shinn Lee, Ming-Yung Chou, Cheng-Chia Yu, Yu-Chao Chang
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), one of the most deadliest malignancies in the world, is caused primarily by areca nut chewing in Southeast Asia. The mechanisms by which areca nut participates in OSCC tumorigenesis are not well understood. In this study, we investigated the effects of low dose long-term arecoline (10 μg/mL, 90-days), a major areca nut alkaloid, on enhancement cancer stemness of human oral epithelial (OE) cells. OE cells with chronic arecoline exposure resulted in increased ALDH1 population, CD44 positivity, stemness-related transcription factors (Oct4, Nanog, and Sox2), epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferentiation (EMT) traits, chemoresistance, migration/invasiveness/anchorage independent growth and in vivo tumor growth as compared to their untreated controls...
August 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Sarah J Holdsworth-Carson, Dong Zhao, Leonie Cann, Sophie Bittinger, Cameron J Nowell, Peter A W Rogers
Uterine fibroids are clonally derived from a single cell; however, despite being monoclonal, the cellular phenotypes that make up uterine fibroids are heterogeneous consisting of predominantly smooth muscle cells (SMC) and fibroblasts. This raises the question as to when clonal cell differentiation occurs during fibroid development, and does this information provide clues about possible mechanisms regulating the growth process that leads to fibroids of symptom-causing size? This study investigated the differences in the cellular composition of fibroids by immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
November 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
Y Ning, W Zhang, D L Hanna, D Yang, S Okazaki, M D Berger, Y Miyamoto, M Suenaga, M Schirripa, A El-Khoueiry, H-J Lenz
: Using approved methods, circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are only isolated from blood in 30%-50% of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. We previously validated a technique to isolate circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a cohort of mCRC patients by combining immunomagnetic enrichment of EpCAM(+)/CD45(-) cells with qRT-PCR amplification of CK20 and survivin expression. Here, we examined the prognostic utility of CTC epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and stem cell gene expression...
August 9, 2016: Pharmacogenomics Journal
Nicole D Facompre, Kayla M Harmeyer, Xavier Sole, Sheheryar Kabraji, Zachary Belden, Varun Sahu, Kelly Whelan, Koji Tanaka, Gregory S Weinstein, Kathleen T Montone, Alexander Roesch, Phyllis A Gimotty, Meenhard Herlyn, Anil K Rustgi, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Devraj Basu
The degree of heterogeneity among cancer stem cells (CSC) remains ill-defined and may hinder effective anti-CSC therapy. Evaluation of oral cancers for such heterogeneity identified two compartments within the CSC pool. One compartment was detected using a reporter for expression of the H3K4me3 demethylase JARID1B to isolate a JARID1B(high) fraction of cells with stem cell-like function. JARID1B(high) cells expressed oral CSC markers including CD44 and ALDH1 and showed increased PI3K pathway activation. They were distinguished from a fraction in a G0-like cell-cycle state characterized by low reactive oxygen species and suppressed PI3K/AKT signaling...
September 15, 2016: Cancer Research
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