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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822802/stromal-expression-of-activated-leukocyte-cell-adhesion-molecule-alcam-promotes-lung-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
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Ann-Helen Willrodt, Michal Beffinger, Martina Vranova, Darya Protsyuk, Katja Schuler, Maria Jadhav, Mathias Heikenwalder, Maries van den Broek, Lubor Borsig, Cornelia Halin Winter
Activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM) is expressed on various cell types, including leukocytes, endothelial cells and certain tumor cells. While ALCAM expression on tumor cells has been linked with tumor invasion and metastatic spread, the contribution of ALCAM expressed in cells forming the tumor stroma to cancer progression has not been investigated. In this study, we made use of ALCAM-deficient (ALCAM(-/-)) mice to evaluate the role of ALCAM in lung tumor growth and metastasis. ALCAM(-/-) mice displayed an altered blood vascular network in the lung and the diaphragm, indicative of an angiogenesis defect...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822312/ossifying-fibromyxoid-tumor-of-the-trunk-mimicking-hydatid-cyst-a-case-report
#2
Nihed Abdessayed, Sarra Mestiri, Houssem Ammar, Ahlem Bdioui, Amine Chhaidar, Omar Toumi, Nozha Mhamdi, Rahul Gupta, Marwa Guerfela, Moncef Mokni
INTRODUCTION: Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor (OFMT) is a rare lesion that generally occurs in the soft tissues of proximal limbs, head or neck and presents as a slowly growing mass. Abdominal or trunk locations are extremely rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of 50-year-old man who presented with a painless, slow growing epigastric mass for 5 years. Radiologic assessment revealed a well circumscribed median subcutaneous parietal mass lesion present in front of the xiphoid process suspicious of a calcified hydatid cyst...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822084/giant-biatrial-myxoma-with-two-different-gross-findings
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Taiyo Kuroda, Yukifusa Yokoyama, Satoshi Yuhara, Hideyuki Okawa, Hiroki Hasegawa, Jun Yokote, Shuji Tamaki, Shinji Mii
We experienced a giant biatrial myxoma concomitant with hepatocellular carcinoma. Most of myxomas originate from the left atrium, and biatrial myxomas are extremely rare. Excision of the giant cardiac tumor was performed to avoid risks of life-threatening complications. The resected mass was grossly composed of two parts with the border of interatrial septum and with the shape of peanut shell. Although microscopic examinations revealed enlarged vessels, hemorrhages and hemosiderosis in the left part and high cellularity with chronic inflammation in the right part, spindle-shaped cells in a loose myxoid stroma were observed in both parts of the tumor, consistent with the diagnosis of myxoma...
August 18, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820025/interaction-between-progesterone-and-interleukin-1%C3%AE-in-modulating-progesterone-receptor-expression-and-the-inflammatory-phenotype-in-human-cervical-fibroblasts
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Stephanie Pierce, Amy E Roberson, Kimberly Hyatt, Krista Singleton, David Deschamps, Dean A Myers
Progesterone helps maintain cervical structure during pregnancy via the progesterone receptor (PR). Two PR isoforms exist, PR-A and PR-B, which have overlapping as well as isoform-specific target genes. During late gestation, leukocytes infiltrate the cervical stroma accompanied by increased cervical cytokine levels, resembling an inflammatory process. We examined interleukin (IL)-1β regulation of the expression of PR-A, PR-B, and genes governing prostaglandin synthesis in human cervical fibroblasts (HCFs)...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819447/targeting-activated-platelets-a-unique-and-potentially-universal-approach-for-cancer-imaging
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May Lin Yap, James D McFadyen, Xiaowei Wang, Nicholas A Zia, Jan David Hohmann, Melanie Ziegler, Yu Yao, Alan Pham, Matthew Harris, Paul S Donnelly, P Mark Hogarth, Geoffrey A Pietersz, Bock Lim, Karlheinz Peter
Rationale The early detection of primary tumours and metastatic disease is vital for successful therapy and is contingent upon highly specific molecular markers and sensitive, non-invasive imaging techniques. We hypothesized that the accumulation of activated platelets within tumours is a general phenomenon and thus represents a novel means for the molecular imaging of cancer. Here we investigate a unique single chain antibody (scFv), which specifically targets activated platelets, as a novel biotechnological tool for molecular imaging of cancer...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819116/silencing-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-tumor-cells-impacts-mmp-9-in-tumor-microenvironment
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Lakisha D Moore-Smith, Tatyana Isayeva, Joo Hyoung Lee, Andra Frost, Selvarangan Ponnazhagan
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 contributes to autocrine and paracrine functions in the tumor microenvironment (TME). The present study examined the effects of TGF-β1 crosstalk in TME and its role in mediating tumor formation and progression by targeted abrogation of TGF-β1 expression in metastatic cells in situ. Using species-specific primers, we found a significant increase in MMP-9 gene expression in the tumor-reactive stroma during late-stage metastasis in the lung. This effect was also confirmed in cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) when co-cultured with the tumor cells...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817404/primary-renal-sarcomas-with-bcor-ccnb3-gene-fusion-a-report-of-2-cases-showing-histologic-overlap-with-clear-cell-sarcoma-of-kidney-suggesting-further-link-between-bcor-related-sarcomas-of-the-kidney-and-soft-tissues
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Pedram Argani, Yu-Chien Kao, Lei Zhang, Carlos Bacchi, Andres Matoso, Rita Alaggio, Jonathan I Epstein, Cristina R Antonescu
We report 2 primary renal sarcomas demonstrating BCOR-CCNB3 gene fusions that have recently been identified in undifferentiated round cell sarcomas of bone and soft tissue. These neoplasms occurred in male children aged 11 and 12 years, and both were cystic as a result of entrapment and dilatation of native renal tubules. Both cases were composed of variably cellular bland spindle cells with fine chromatin set in myxoid stroma and separated by a branching capillary vasculature. Both neoplasms demonstrated immunoreactivity for BCOR, cyclin D1, TLE1, and SATB2 in the spindle neoplastic cells and negativity in the prominent capillary vasculature...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815347/the-tumor-stromal-ratio-as-a-strong-prognosticator-for-advanced-gastric-cancer-patients-proposal-of-a-new-tsnm-staging-system
#8
Chunwei Peng, Jiuyang Liu, Guifang Yang, Yan Li
BACKGROUND: Insufficient attention is paid to the underlying tumor microenvironment (TME) evolution, that resulting in tumor heterogeneity and driving differences in cancer aggressiveness and treatment outcomes. The morphological evaluation of the proportion of the stroma at the most invasive part of primary tumor (tumor-stromal ratio, TSR) in cancer is gaining momentum as evidence strengthens for the clinical relevance. METHODS: Tissue samples from the most invasive part of the primary gastric cancer (GC) of 494 patients were analyzed for their TSR, and a new TSNM (tumor-stromal node metastasis) staging system based on patho-biological behaviors was established and assessed...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814667/adrenergic-mediated-increases-in-inhba-drive-caf-phenotype-and-collagens
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Archana S Nagaraja, Robert L Dood, Guillermo Armaiz-Pena, Yu Kang, Sherry Y Wu, Julie K Allen, Nicholas B Jennings, Lingegowda S Mangala, Sunila Pradeep, Yasmin Lyons, Monika Haemmerle, Kshipra M Gharpure, Nouara C Sadaoui, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Cristina Ivan, Ying Wang, Keith Baggerly, Prahlad Ram, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Jinsong Liu, Samuel C Mok, Lorenzo Cohen, Susan K Lutgendorf, Steve W Cole, Anil K Sood
Adrenergic signaling is known to promote tumor growth and metastasis, but the effects on tumor stroma are not well understood. An unbiased bioinformatics approach analyzing tumor samples from patients with known biobehavioral profiles identified a prominent stromal signature associated with cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in those with a high biobehavioral risk profile (high Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale [CES-D] score and low social support). In several models of epithelial ovarian cancer, daily restraint stress resulted in significantly increased CAF activation and was abrogated by a nonspecific β-blocker...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813421/stromal-r-spondin-orchestrates-gastric-epithelial-stem-cells-and-gland-homeostasis
#10
Michael Sigal, Catriona Y Logan, Marta Kapalczynska, Hans-Joachim Mollenkopf, Hilmar Berger, Bertram Wiedenmann, Roeland Nusse, Manuel R Amieva, Thomas F Meyer
The constant regeneration of stomach epithelium is driven by long-lived stem cells, but the mechanism that regulates their turnover is not well understood. We have recently found that the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori can activate gastric stem cells and increase epithelial turnover, while Wnt signalling is known to be important for stem cell identity and epithelial regeneration in several tissues. Here we find that antral Wnt signalling, marked by the classic Wnt target gene Axin2, is limited to the base and lower isthmus of gastric glands, where the stem cells reside...
August 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813164/pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-results-from-the-phase-ib-keynote-028-study
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Patrick A Ott, Elena Elez, Sandrine Hiret, Dong-Wan Kim, Anne Morosky, Sanatan Saraf, Bilal Piperdi, Janice M Mehnert
Purpose The safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against programmed death 1 (PD-1), were assessed in patients with programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1)-expressing extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) in the multicohort, phase Ib open-label KEYNOTE-028 study ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02054806). Methods Patients with SCLC received pembrolizumab 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks for 24 months or until disease progression or intolerable toxicity occurred. PD-L1 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810551/alterations-in-biomechanical-properties-and-microstructure-of-colon-wall-in-early-stage-experimental-colitis
#12
Xiaohui Gong, Xiaojuan Xu, Sisi Lin, Yu Cheng, Jianhua Tong, Yongyu Li
The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of early-stage dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced mouse colitis on the biomechanical properties and microstructure of colon walls. In the present study, colitis was induced in 8-week-old mice by the oral administration of DSS, and then 10 control and 10 experimental colitis samples were harvested. Uniaxial tensile tests were performed to measure the ultimate tensile strength and ultimate stretches of colon tissues. In addition, histological investigations were performed to characterize changes in the microstructure of the colon wall following treatment...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808100/hacking-the-thylakoid-proton-motive-force-for-improved-photosynthesis-modulating-ion-flux-rates-that-control-proton-motive-force-partitioning-into-%C3%AE-%C3%AF-and-%C3%AE-ph
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Geoffry A Davis, A William Rutherford, David M Kramer
There is considerable interest in improving plant productivity by altering the dynamic responses of photosynthesis in tune with natural conditions. This is exemplified by the 'energy-dependent' form of non-photochemical quenching (qE), the formation and decay of which can be considerably slower than natural light fluctuations, limiting photochemical yield. In addition, we recently reported that rapidly fluctuating light can produce field recombination-induced photodamage (FRIP), where large spikes in electric field across the thylakoid membrane (Δψ) induce photosystem II recombination reactions that produce damaging singlet oxygen ((1)O2)...
September 26, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806736/unravelling-the-interplay-of-sphingolipids-and-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-the-human-corneal-stroma
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Sarah E Nicholas, Tyler G Rowsey, Shrestha Priyadarsini, Nawajes A Mandal, Dimitrios Karamichos
PURPOSE: To delineate the role of Sphingolipids (SPLs) in the human cornea and their cross-talks with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) in order to develop novel, non-invasive therapies. METHODS: Human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) were harvested from healthy donors, stimulated with Vitamin C to promote extracellular matrix assembly, treated with exogenous sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) or sphingosine kinase inhibitor 2 (SPHK I2) and isolated after 4 weeks for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806624/bcl-2-bax-protein-and-mrna-expression-in-yak-bos-grunniens-placentomes
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JiangFeng Fan, SiJiu Yu, Yan Cui, Gengquan Xu, Libin Wang, Yangyang Pan, Honghong He
Placental function is complex and influenced by various factors; furthermore, it depends on a delicate balance between cell proliferation, cell differentiation, and cell death. Bcl-2 and Bax proteins are key apoptosis regulators and are considered to play an important role in the maintenance of both dynamic balance and integrity of many tissues. Changes in Bcl-2 and Bax expressions have been described during different developmental stages in normal human placentas. Studies furthermore indicated several pathological placental changes to be related to abnormal Bcl-2 and Bax expressions...
July 29, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806504/designing-liposomes-to-suppress-extracellular-matrix-expression-to-enhance-drug-penetration-and-pancreatic-tumor-therapy
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Tianjiao Ji, Jiayan Lang, Jing Wang, Rong Cai, Yinlong Zhang, Feifei Qi, Lijing Zhang, Xiao Zhao, Wenjing Wu, Jihui Hao, Zhihai Qin, Ying Zhao, Guangjun Nie
During pancreatic tumor development, pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) proliferate exuberantly to secrete extracellular matrix (ECM) in the tumor stroma, which presents major barriers for drug delivery and penetration in tumor tissue. Thus, down-regulating ECM levels via regulation of the PSCs may allow enhanced penetration of therapeutic drugs and thereby enhancing their therapeutic efficacy. To regulate the PSCs, a matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) responsive peptide-hybrid liposome (MRPL) was constructed via co-assembly of a tailor-designed MMP-2 responsive amphiphilic peptide and phospholipids...
August 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806299/the-dynamic-and-transient-immune-microenvironment-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-post-chemoradiation
#17
Ronan J Kelly, Ali H Zaidi, Matthew A Smith, Ashten N Omstead, Juliann E Kosovec, Daisuke Matsui, Samantha A Martin, Christina DiCarlo, E Day Werts, Jan F Silverman, David H Wang, Blair A Jobe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of chemoradiation on the immune microenvironment to influence and optimally design future neoadjuvant clinical trials. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Programmed death (PD)-1 inhibitors in metastatic gastroesophageal cancer have demonstrated response rates of approximately 25% in programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1+) tumors. Unfortunately, the majority of patients do not respond. Therefore, a rationale strategy of combining immunotherapeutic agents with chemoradiation in earlier stage esophageal cancer may prevent metastatic disease in patients...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802664/cytokines-and-soluble-hla-g-levels-in-bone-marrow-stroma-and-their-association-with-the-survival-rate-of-patients-exhibiting-childhood-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Renata Dos Santos Almeida, Alessandra Maria de Luna Ramos, Carlos Feitosa Luna, Francisco Pedrosa, Eduardo Antônio Donadi, Norma Lucena-Silva
Leukemic cells can induce defective expression of soluble factors and change marrow cytokine profile, leading to aberrant cell signaling, cell fixation and cell proliferation in bone marrow. T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive disorder which accounts for 15% of pediatric ALL. To evaluate the contribution of immunological factors on T-ALL survival, we measured Th1, Th2, Th17 cytokines and soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) levels in bone marrow from 32 Brazilian children at diagnosis (D0), after induction (D19) and after consolidation (D49) of the chemotherapy phase...
August 9, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802002/congenital-neurocristic-cutaneous-hamartoma-with-poliosis-a-case-report
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Lauren M Wilson, Knox J Beasley, Timothy C Sorrells, Viviana V Johnson
Neurocristic Cutaneous Hamartomas (NCH) are rare, pigmented skin lesions derived from the abnormal migration of neural crest cells. 1 2 We report the case of a 57-year-old female with a congenital localized area of poliosis and underlying pigmented patch on her scalp. Analysis of two punch biopsies yielded features consistent with NCH. Histopathology revealed schwannian-differentiated spindle cells and melanocytic components in the dermis. The spindle cells stained positively with S-100 and the stroma showed a prominent CD34 stain...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802000/pmepa1-induced-by-rankl-p38-mapk-pathway-has-a-novel-role-in-osteoclastogenesis
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Noboru Funakubo, Xianghe Xu, Toshio Kukita, Seiji Nakamura, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Akiko Kukita
Osteoclasts are multinucleated cells formed by fusion of preosteoclasts (POCs) derived from cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage. We have reported a culture system that supports the formation of POCs from stroma-depleted rat bone marrow cells. Global gene expression analysis of this culture system identified genes highly expressed in POCs. Here, we have analyzed the expression and function of one of these highly expressed genes, prostate transmembrane protein androgen induced 1 (Pmepa1), a target of TGF-β and binds Nedd4 ubiquitin ligase, which plays a role in intracellular trafficking...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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