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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093296/inhibition-of-cd44v3-and-cd44v6-function-blocks-tumor-invasion-and-metastatic-colonization
#1
Michal Zaiden, Valeria Feinshtein, Ayelet David
The prevention of cancer cell dissemination and secondary tumor formation are major goals of cancer therapy. Here, we report on the development of a new CD44-targeted copolymer carrying multiple copies of the A5G27 peptide, known for its ability to bind specifically to CD44v3 and CD44v6 on cancer cells and inhibit tumor cell migration, invasion, and angiogenesis. We hypothesized that conjugation of A5G27 to N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymer would enhance tumor tissue accumulation, promote selective binding to cancer cells, with concomitant increased inhibition of cancer cell invasiveness and migration...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088791/sinomenine-hydrochloride-inhibits-breast-cancer-metastasis-by-attenuating-inflammation-related-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cancer-stemness
#2
Xiao Li, Pingping Li, Chao Liu, Yu Ren, Xiaojiang Tang, Ke Wang, Jianjun He
Sinomenine hydrochloride (SH) has been investigated for its anti-tumor growth effect. We have previously reported that SH inhibited breast cancer cell proliferation via MAPKs signaling. However, whether SH could inhibit tumor metastasis has not been fully explored. In this study, we found that SH suppressed the metastasis potential of breast cancer cells. The wound healing and transwell assays showed that SH inhibited the migration and invasion ability of both 4T1 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. The orthotopic mouse model of 4T1 and the experimental mouse model of MDA-MB-231-luc (MDA-MB-231 cell line expressing firefly luciferase) demonstrated that SH treatment inhibited breast cancer metastasis by inhibiting epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cell (CSC) properties without obvious hepatotoxicity and renal toxicity...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077805/spin-exciton-interaction-and-related-micro-photoluminescence-spectra-of-znse-mn-dms-nanoribbon
#3
Lipeng Hou, Weichang Zhou, Bingsuo Zou, Yu Zhang, Junbo Han, Xinxin Yang, Zhihong Gong, Jingbo Li, Sishen Xie, Lijie Shi
For their spintronic applications the magnetic and optical properties of diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS) have been studied widely. However, the exact relationships between their magnetic interactions and optical emission behaviors in DMS are not well understood yet due to their complicated microstructural and compositional characters from different growth and preparation techniques. Manganese (Mn) doped ZnSe nanoribbons with high quality were obtained by using the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method...
January 12, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075552/nanoparticles-coated-with-neutrophil-membranes-can-effectively-treat-cancer-metastasis
#4
Ting Kang, Qianqian Zhu, Dan Wei, Jingxian Feng, Jianhui Yao, Tianze Jiang, Qingxiang Song, Xunbin Wei, Hong-Zhuan Chen, Xiaoling Gao, Jun Chen
The dissemination, seeding and colonization of circulating tumor cells (CTC) serves as the root of distant metastasis. As a key step in the early stage of metastasis formation, colonization of CTC in the (pre-) metastatic niche appears to be a valuable target. Evidence showed that inflammatory neutrophils possess both CTC- and niche-targeting property by the intrinsic cell adhesion molecules on neutrophils. Inspired by this mechanism, we developed a nanosize neutrophil-mimicking drug delivery system (NM-NP) by coating neutrophils membranes on the surface of poly (latic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (NP)...
January 11, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074226/synergistic-effects-of-host-b7-h4-deficiency-and-gemcitabine-treatment-on-tumor-regression-and-anti-tumor-t-cell-immunity-in-a-mouse-model
#5
Joanne Leung, Philippe St-Onge, John Stagg, Woong-Kyung Suh
B7-H4 (B7x/B7S1), a B7 family inhibitor of T cell activity, is expressed in multiple human cancers and correlates with decreased infiltrating lymphocytes and poor prognosis. In murine models, tumor-expressed B7-H4 enhances tumor growth and reduces T cell immunity, and blockade of tumor-B7-H4 rescues T cell activity and lowers tumor burden. This implicates B7-H4 as a target for cancer immunotherapy, yet limits the efficacy of B7-H4 blockade exclusively to patients with B7-H4+ tumors. Given the expression of B7-H4 on host immune cells, we have previously shown that BALB/c mice lacking host B7-H4 have enhanced anti-tumor profiles, yet similar 4T1 tumor growth relative to control...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073775/dasatinib-changes-immune-cell-profiles-concomitant-with-reduced-tumor-growth-in-several-murine-solid-tumor-models
#6
Can Hekim, Mette Ilander, Jun Yan, Erin Michaud, Richard Smykla, Markus Vähä-Koskela, Paula Savola, Siri Tähtinen, Leena Saikko, Akseli Hemminki, Panu E Kovanen, Kimmo Porkka, Francis Yf Lee, Satu Mustjoki
Dasatinib, a broad range tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), induces rapid mobilization of lymphocytes and clonal expansion of cytotoxic cells in leukemia patients. Here, we investigated whether dasatinib could induce beneficial immunomodulatory effects in solid tumor models. The effects on tumor growth and on the immune system were studied in four different syngeneic mouse models (B16.OVA melanoma, 1956 sarcoma, MC38 colon, and 4T1 breast carcinoma). Both peripheral blood (PB) and tumor samples were immunophenotyped during treatment...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072485/water-soluble-polymer-nanoparticles-constructed-by-three-component-self-assembly-an-efficient-theranostic-agent-for-phosphorescent-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy
#7
Qi Yang, Min Shi, Heng Zhao, Jiaomin Lin, Lu An, Lili Cui, Hong Yang, Zhiguo Zhou, Qiwei Tian, Shiping Yang
Water soluble polymer nanoparticles (NP-1 and NP-2) were prepared by three-component self-assembly of iridium complex, poly(4-vinyl pyridine-b-ethylene oxide) (P4VP-b-PEO), and methane sulfonic acid (MSA). Due to the unique metal-ligand charge transfer transition property and heavy atom effect of iridium, NP-1 and NP-2 showed bright phosphorescence and generated singlet oxygen (1O2) effectively under visible light irradiation (λ > 400 nm) with a power density of 300 mW/cm2. NP-2, an example of polymer nanoparticles, showed minimal cytotoxic activity in the dark...
January 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071899/near-ir-absorbing-gold-nanoframes-with-enhanced-physiological-stability-and-improved-biocompatibility-for-in-vivo-biomedical-applications
#8
Liying Wang, Yunching Chen, Hsin Yao Lin, Yung-Te Hou, Ling-Chu Yang, Aileen Y Sun, Jia-Yu Liu, Chien-Wen Chang, Dehui Wan
This paper describes the synthesis of near-infrared (NIR)-absorbing gold nanoframes (GNFs) and a systematic study comparing their physiological stability and biocompatibility with those of hollow Au-Ag nanoshells (GNSs), which have been used widely as photothermal agents in biomedical applications because of their localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) in the NIR region. The GNFs were synthesized in three steps: galvanic replacement, Au deposition, and Ag dealloying, using silver nanospheres (SNP) as the starting material...
January 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069877/bone-seeking-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-inhibitors-prevent-bone-metastatic-breast-cancer-growth
#9
Marilena Tauro, Gemma Shay, Samer S Sansil, Antonio Laghezza, Paolo Tortorella, Anthony M Neuger, Hatem Soliman, Conor C Lynch
Bone metastasis is common during breast cancer progression. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) is significantly associated with aggressive breast cancer and poorer overall survival. In bone, tumor or host derived MMP-2 contributes to breast cancer growth and does so by processing substrates including type I collagen and transforming growth factorβ (TGFβ) latency proteins. These data provide strong rationale for the application of MMP-2 inhibitors to treat the disease. However, in vivo, MMP-2 is systemically expressed...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069201/pulsed-wave-low-dose-ultrasound-hyperthermia-selectively-enhances-nanodrug-delivery-and-improves-antitumor-efficacy-for-brain-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
#10
Sheng-Kai Wu, Chi-Feng Chiang, Yu-Hone Hsu, Houng-Chi Liou, Wen-Mei Fu, Win-Li Lin
The clinical application of chemotherapeutics for brain tumors remains a challenge due to limitation of blood-brain barrier/blood-tumor barrier (BBB/BTB). In this study, we investigated the effects of low-dose focused ultrasound hyperthermia (UH) on the delivery and therapeutic efficacy of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) for brain metastasis of breast cancer. Murine breast cancer cells (4T1-luc2) expressing firefly luciferase were implanted into mouse striatum as a brain tumor model. The mice were intravenously injected with PLD with/without transcranial pulsed-wave/continuous-wave UH (pUH/cUH) treatment on day-6 after tumor implantation...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068602/synthesis-of-2-3-6-7-tetramethoxyphenanthren-9-amine-an-efficient-precursor-to-access-new-4-aza-2-3-dihydropyridophenanthrenes-as-apoptosis-inducing-agents
#11
Niggula Praveen Kumar, Pankaj Sharma, T Srinivasa Reddy, Shalini Nekkanti, Nagula Shankaraiah, Guntuku Lalita, S Sujanakumari, Suresh K Bhargava, V G M Naidu, Ahmed Kamal
A new route for the synthesis of novel 2,3,6,7-tetramethoxy phenanthrene amine precursor has been successfully accomplished. Subsequently, this amine precursor has been directly utilized for the synthesis of a new series of 4-aza-2,3-dihydropyridophenanthrene derivatives via a three component reaction with tetronic acid and substituted aldehydes. These compounds were evaluated for their cytotoxic potential against human lung (A549), prostate (PC-3 and DU145), breast (MDA-MB-231 and 4T1), gastric (HGC-27), colon (Caco-2) and cervical (HeLa) cancer cell lines...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060755/antitumor-and-antimetastatic-activities-of-a-novel-benzothiazole-2-thiol-derivative-in-a-murine-model-of-breast-cancer
#12
XiaoLin Hu, Sen Li, Yan He, Ping Ai, Shaoyong Wu, Yonglin Su, Xiaolin Li, Lei Cai, Xingchen Peng
The prognosis of metastatic breast cancer is always very poor. Thus, it is urgent to develop novel drugs with less toxicity against metastatic breast cancer. A new drug (XC-591) derived from benzothiazole-2-thiol was designed and synthesized in our lab. In this study, we tried to assess effects of XC-591 treatment on primary breast cancer and pulmonary metastasis in 4T1 mice model. Furthermore, we tried to discover its possible molecular mechanism of action. MTT experiment showed XC-591 had significant anti-cancer activity on diverse cancer cells...
January 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060292/a-portal-vein-injection-model-to-study-liver-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
#13
Erica T Goddard, Jacob Fischer, Pepper Schedin
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in women worldwide. Liver metastasis is involved in upwards of 30% of cases with breast cancer metastasis, and results in poor outcomes with median survival rates of only 4.8 - 15 months. Current rodent models of breast cancer metastasis, including primary tumor cell xenograft and spontaneous tumor models, rarely metastasize to the liver. Intracardiac and intrasplenic injection models do result in liver metastases, however these models can be confounded by concomitant secondary-site metastasis, or by compromised immunity due to removal of the spleen to avoid tumor growth at the injection site...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052005/bortezomib-augments-lymphocyte-stimulatory-cytokine-signaling-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-to-sustain-cd8-t-cell-antitumor-function
#14
Samuel T Pellom, Duafalia F Dudimah, Menaka C Thounaojam, Roman V Uzhachenko, Ashutosh Singhal, Ann Richmond, Anil Shanker
Tumor-induced immune tolerance poses a major challenge for therapeutic interventions aimed to manage cancer. We explored approaches to overcome T-cell suppression in murine breast and kidney adenocarcinomas, and lung fibrosarcoma expressing immunogenic antigens. We observed that treatment with a reversible proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (1 mg/kg body weight) in tumor-bearing mice significantly enhanced the expression of lymphocyte-stimulatory cytokines IL-2, IL-12, and IL-15. Notably, bortezomib administration reduced pulmonary nodules of mammary adenocarcinoma 4T1...
December 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047541/we-fg-bra-01-cancer-treatment-utilizing-photo-activation-of-psoralen-with-kv-x-rays
#15
M Oldham, S Yoon, B Meng, Z Fathi, W Beyer, J Adamson, D Alcorta, T Osada, K Lyerly, M Dewhirst, P Fecci, H Walder, N Spector
PURPOSE: This work investigates X-PACT (X-ray Psoralen Activated Cancer Therapy): a new approach for the treatment of cancer. X-PACT utilizes psoralen, a potent anti-cancer therapeutic with immunogenic anti-cancer potential. Psoralen therapies have been limited due to the requirement for psoralen activation by UVA light. X-PACT solves this challenge by activating psoralen with UV light emitted from novel non-tethered phosphors (co-incubated with psoralen) that absorb x-rays and reradiate (phosphoresce) at UV wavelengths...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047031/th-ef-207a-06-high-resolution-optical-ct-ect-imaging-of-unstained-mice-femur-brain-spleen-and-tumor
#16
S Yoon, M Boss, S Birer, M Dewhirst, M Oldham
PURPOSE: Optical transmission and emission computed tomography (optical-CT/ECT) provides high-resolution 3D attenuation and emission maps in unsectioned large (∼1cm(3) ) ex vivo tissue samples at a resolution of 12.9µm(3) per voxel. Here we apply optical-CT/ECT to investigate high-resolution structure and auto-fluorescence in a range of optically cleared mice organs, including, for the first time, mouse bone (femur), opening the potential for study of bone metastasis and bone-mediated immune response...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042340/systemic-sirna-delivery-with-a-dual-ph-responsive-and-tumor-targeted-nanovector-for-inhibiting-tumor-growth-and-spontaneous-metastasis-in-orthotopic-murine-model-of-breast-carcinoma
#17
Bo Fan, Lin Kang, Liqing Chen, Ping Sun, Mingji Jin, Qiming Wang, You Han Bae, Wei Huang, Zhonggao Gao
Phenylboronic acid (PBA)-mediated tumor targeting nanovector is an attractive strategy for enhancing siRNA delivery and treatment of metastatic cancers. However, its nonspecific binding with various biological membranes containing cis-diol moieties restricts its potential application by systematic administration. Herein, we constructed a novel pH-activated "sheddable" PEG-coated nanoparticle for effective treatment of primary tumors and metastases, which was based on the conjugation of catechol group modified poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG-Cat) and PBA-terminated polyethylenimine (PEI-PBA) via the borate ester formed between PBA and Cat...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039473/nanometronomic-treatment-of-4t1-breast-cancer-with-nanocaged-doxorubicin-prevents-drug-resistance-and-circumvents-cardiotoxicity
#18
Serena Mazzucchelli, Michela Bellini, Luisa Fiandra, Marta Truffi, Maria A Rizzuto, Luca Sorrentino, Erika Longhi, Manuela Nebuloni, Davide Prosperi, Fabio Corsi
Chemotherapeutic treatment of breast cancer is based on maximum tolerated dose (MTD) approach. However, advanced stage tumors are not effectively eradicated by MTD owing to suboptimal drug targeting, onset of therapeutic resistance and neoangiogenesis. In contrast, "metronomic" chemotherapy is based on frequent drug administrations at lower doses, resulting in neovascularization inhibition and induction of tumor dormancy. Here we show the potential of H-ferritin (HFn)-mediated targeted nanodelivery of metronomic doxorubicin (DOX) in the setting of a highly aggressive and metastatic 4T1 breast cancer mouse model with DOX-inducible expression of chemoresistance...
December 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038323/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-curcumin-inspired-indole-analogues-as-tubulin-polymerization-inhibitors
#19
P V Sri Ramya, Srinivas Angapelly, Lalita Guntuku, Chander Singh Digwal, Bathini Nagendra Babu, V G M Naidu, Ahmed Kamal
In our endeavour towards the development of potent cytotoxic agents, a series of some new curcumin inspired indole analogues, in which indole and phenyl moieties are linked on either sides of 1,5-diaryl-1,4-pentadien-3-one system have been synthesized and characterized by spectral data. All the newly synthesized analogues were tested for their cytotoxic potential against a panel of eight cancer cell lines namely, lung (A549), breast (MDA-MB-231, BT549 and 4T1), prostate (PC-3, DU145), gastric (HGC-27) and cervical (HeLa)...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031408/predictive-outcomes-for-her2-enriched-cancer-using-growth-and-metastasis-signatures-driven-by-sparc
#20
Leandro N Guttlein, Lorena G Benedetti, Cristobal Fresno, Raul G Spallanzani, Sabrina F Mansilla, Cecilia Rotondaro, Ximena L Raffo Iraolagoitia, Edgardo Salvatierra, Alicia I Bravo, Elmer A Fernandez, Vanessa Gottifredi, Norberto W Zwirner, Andrea S Llera, Osvaldo L Podhajcer
: Understanding the mechanism of metastatic dissemination is crucial for the rational design of novel therapeutics. The secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a matricellular glycoprotein which has been extensively associated with human breast cancer aggressiveness although the underlying mechanisms are still unclear. Here, shRNA-mediated SPARC knockdown greatly reduced primary tumor growth and completely abolished lung colonization of murine 4T1 and LM3 breast malignant cells implanted in syngeneic BALB/c mice...
December 28, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
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