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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321046/tobacco-nitrosamine-nnk-increases-aldh-positive-cells-via-ros-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-a549-human-lung-cancer-cells
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Naoya Hirata, Shigeru Yamada, Yuko Sekino, Yasunari Kanda
Epidemiological studies suggest that lung cancer, which is a major cause of cancer death, has a critical association with cigarette smoking. Tobacco-specific nitrosamine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) in cigarette smoke is a major risk factor for carcinogenesis. However, the mechanisms by which NNK promotes cancer development have not been fully elucidated. Growing evidence suggests that lung cancer originates from cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are a minor population of lung cancer cells...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287848/immunomodulating-and-immunoresistance-properties-of-cancer-initiating-cells-implications-for-the-clinical-success-of-immunotherapy
#2
Cristina Maccalli, Giorgio Parmiani, Soldano Ferrone
Cancer-initiating cells (CICs) represent a relatively rare subpopulation of cells endowed with self-renewal, stemness properties, tumorigenicity in immunodeficient mice, and resistance to standard therapies as well as to immunotherapy. Here, we review the biological and immunological characteristics of CICs with special focus on the immunomodulating mechanisms they utilize to escape from immunosurveillance. The recently developed immunotherapeutic strategies have yielded remarkable clinical results in many types of tumors, indicating that indeed a patient's immune system can mount an immune response, which is effective in controlling tumor growth...
March 13, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273973/evaluation-of-the-role-of-aldh1-as-cancer-stem-cell-marker-in-colorectal-carcinoma-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Nanis Shawky Holah, Hayam Abd-El-Samie Aiad, Nancy Yousif Asaad, Enas Abobakr Elkhouly, Ayat Gamal Lasheen
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal Carcinoma (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in males. Stem Cells (SC) may be involved in tumour growth, including colon cancer. Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) is a detoxifying enzyme that might modulate SC proliferation. AIMS: To evaluate the immunohistochemical expression of ALDH1 as stem cell marker in the pathogenesis of colorectal carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 71 colorectal specimens (49 colorectal carcinoma, 13 adenoma and 9 normal cases) that were collected from Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University during the period from 2011 to 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261287/the-diagnostic-value-of-alcohol-dehydrogenase-adh-isoenzymes-and-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-aldh-measurement-in-the-sera-of-patients-with-brain-tumor
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Wojciech Jelski, Magdalena Laniewska-Dunaj, Karolina Orywal, Jan Kochanowicz, Robert Rutkowski, Maciej Szmitkowski
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) isoenzymes and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) exist in the brain. Alcohol dehydrogenase and ALDH are also present in brain tumor cells. Moreover, the activity of class I isoenzymes was significantly higher in cancer than healthy brain cells. The activity of these enzymes in tumor tissue is reflected in the serum and could thus be helpful for diagnostics of brain neoplasms. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential role of ADH and ALDH as markers for brain tumors...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257996/linking-of-mpges-1-and-inos-activates-stem-like-phenotype-in-egfr-driven-epithelial-tumor-cells
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Erika Terzuoli, Federica Finetti, Filomena Costanza, Antonio Giachetti, Marina Ziche, Sandra Donnini
Inflammatory prostaglandin E-2 (PGE-2) favors cancer progression in epithelial tumors characterized by persistent oncogene input. However, its effects on tumor cell stemness are poorly understood at molecular level. Here we describe two epithelial tumor cells A431 and A459, originating from human lung and skin tumors, in which epithelial growth factor (EGF) induces sequential up-regulation of mPGES-1 and iNOS enzymes, producing an inflammatory intracellular milieu. We demonstrated that concerted action of EGF, mPGES-1 and iNOS causes sharp changes in cell phenotype demonstrated by acquisition of stem-cell features and activation of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
March 1, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254410/sulforaphane-enhances-the-anticancer-activity-of-taxanes-against-triple-negative-breast-cancer-by-killing-cancer-stem-cells
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Joseph P Burnett, Gi Lim, Yanyan Li, Ronak B Shah, Rebekah Lim, Hayley J Paholak, Sean P McDermott, Lichao Sun, Yasuhiro Tsume, Shuhua Bai, Max S Wicha, Duxin Sun, Tao Zhang
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) typically exhibits rapid progression, high mortality and faster relapse rates relative to other breast cancer subtypes. In this report we examine the combination of taxanes (paclitaxel or docetaxel) with a breast cancer stem cell (CSC)-targeting agent sulforaphane for use against TNBC. We demonstrate that paclitaxel or docetaxel treatment induces IL-6 secretion and results in expansion of CSCs in TNBC cell lines. Conversely, sulforaphane is capable of preferentially eliminating CSCs, by inhibiting NF-κB p65 subunit translocation, downregulating p52 and consequent downstream transcriptional activity...
February 27, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249895/individualized-breast-cancer-characterization-through-single-cell-analysis-of-tumor-and-adjacent-normal-cells
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Manjushree Anjanappa, Angelo A Cardoso, Lijun Cheng, Safa Mohamad, Andrea Gunawan, Susan Rice, Yan Dong, Lang Li, George E Sandusky, Edward F Srour, Harikrishna Nakshatri
There is a need to individualize assays for tumor molecular phenotyping, given variations in the differentiation status of tumor and normal tissues in different patients. To address this, we performed single-cell genomics of breast tumors and adjacent normal cells propagated for a short duration under growth conditions that enable epithelial reprogramming. Cells analyzed were either unselected for a specific subpopulation or phenotypically defined as undifferentiated and highly clonogenic ALDH+/CD49f+/EpCAM+ luminal progenitors, which express both basal cell and luminal cell-enriched genes...
March 1, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217830/relationship-between-alcohol-metabolism-and-chemotherapy-induced-emetic-events-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Toshitaka Uomori, Yoshiya Horimoto, Kaoru Mogushi, Joe Matsuoka, Mitsue Saito
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) can negatively affect quality of life and treatment compliance in breast cancer patients. Habitual alcohol consumption reportedly shows an inverse correlation with CINV, though the underlying mechanism is unknown. Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), one of the two ALDH isozymes, is reportedly the major factor among several genetic polymorphisms possibly affecting alcohol metabolism. More than 40% of Japanese have ALDH2 mutations, while almost all Westerners have the wild type...
February 20, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
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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REVIEW
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/28190919/heterogeneity-of-tumor-cells-in-terms-of-cancer-initiating-cells
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REVIEW
Eiichi Morii
Tumors derive from a single cell clone but consist of heterogeneous cell subpopulations with diverse features and functions. A limited number of subclones with a selective advantage can initiate tumors when inoculated into immunocompromised mice, and are called cancer-initiating cells (CICs). CICs can be isolated from the bulk of tumors on the basis of their characteristics, such as high reagent efflux, degradation of reactive oxygen species, and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity. Under normal conditions, new CICs are produced by existing CICs rather than non-CICs...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168879/head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-metabolism-draws-on-glutaminolysis-and-stemness-is-specifically-regulated-by-glutaminolysis-via-aldehyde-dehydrogenase
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Pachiyappan Kamarajan, Thekkelnaycke M Rajendiran, Jason Kinchen, Mercedes Bermúdez, Theodora Danciu, Yvonne L Kapila
Cancer cells use alternate energetic pathways; however, cancer stem cell (CSC) metabolic energetic pathways are unknown. The purpose of this study was to define the metabolic characteristics of head and neck cancer at different points of its pathogenesis with a focus on its CSC compartment. UPLC-MS/MS-profiling and GC-MS-validation studies of human head and neck cancer tissue, saliva, and plasma were used in conjunction with in vitro and in vivo models to carry out this investigation. We identified metabolite biomarker panels that distinguish head and neck cancer from healthy controls, and confirmed involvement of glutamate and glutaminolysis...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149880/aldehyde-dehydrogenases-in-cancer-stem-cells-potential-as-therapeutic-targets
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COMMENT
David W Clark, Komaraiah Palle
Resistance to current chemotherapeutic or radiation-based cancer treatment strategies is a serious concern. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are typically able to evade treatment and establish a recurrent tumor or metastasis, and it is these that lead to the majority of cancer deaths. Therefore, a major current goal is to develop treatment strategies that eliminate the resistant CSCs as well as the bulk tumor cells in order to achieve complete disease clearance. Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) are important for maintenance and differentiation of stem cells as well as normal development...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148288/metalloprotease-disintegrin-adam12-actively-promotes-the-stem-cell-like-phenotype-in-claudin-low-breast-cancer
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Sara Duhachek-Muggy, Yue Qi, Randi Wise, Linda Alyahya, Hui Li, Jacob Hodge, Anna Zolkiewska
BACKGROUND: ADAM12 is upregulated in human breast cancers and is a predictor of chemoresistance in estrogen receptor-negative tumors. ADAM12 is induced during epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, a feature associated with claudin-low breast tumors, which are enriched in cancer stem cell (CSC) markers. It is currently unknown whether ADAM12 plays an active role in promoting the CSC phenotype in breast cancer cells. METHODS: ADAM12 expression was downregulated in representative claudin-low breast cancer cell lines, SUM159PT and Hs578T, using siRNA transfection or inducible shRNA expression...
February 1, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145149/axillary-skip-metastases-and-the-false-negative-rate-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-are-related-to-negative-aldh-1-expression-and-ki-67-expression
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Woo Gyeong Kim, JungSun Lee
Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been hypothesized to be the driving force behind tumorigenesis and metastasis. In this study, we evaluated the relationships between CSC expressions in primary breast cancers and corresponding metastatic sentinel and nonsentinel lymph nodes (SLNs and NSLNs). The clinical implications of these relationships were also investigated. CSC expressions were evaluated in 167 breast cancer specimens and associated lymph node biopsies (when present). We used double immunohistochemistry of CD44/CD24 and single immunohistochemistry of ALDH-1 on paraffin-embedded breast tissue, SLN, and NSLN specimens...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143565/disulfiram-overcomes-bortezomib-and-cytarabine-resistance-in-down-syndrome-associated-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Ranjan Bista, David W Lee, Oliver B Pepper, David O Azorsa, Robert J Arceci, Eiman Aleem
BACKGROUND: Children with Down syndrome (DS) have increased risk for developing AML (DS-AMKL), and they usually experience severe therapy-related toxicities compared to non DS-AMKL. Refractory/relapsed disease has very poor outcome, and patients would benefit from novel, less toxic, therapeutic strategies that overcome resistance. Relapse/resistance are linked to cancer stem cells with high aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity. The purpose of the present work was to study less toxic alternative therapeutic agents for relapsed/refractory DS-AMKL...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129349/a-high-content-assay-enables-the-automated-screening-and-identification-of-small-molecules-with-specific-aldh1a1-inhibitory-activity
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Adam Yasgar, Steven A Titus, Yuhong Wang, Carina Danchik, Shyh-Ming Yang, Vasilis Vasiliou, Ajit Jadhav, David J Maloney, Anton Simeonov, Natalia J Martinez
Aldehyde dehydrogenase enzymes (ALDHs) have a broad spectrum of biological activities through the oxidation of both endogenous and exogenous aldehydes. Increased expression of ALDH1A1 has been identified in a wide-range of human cancer stem cells and is associated with cancer relapse and poor prognosis, raising the potential of ALDH1A1 as a therapeutic target. To facilitate quantitative high-throughput screening (qHTS) campaigns for the discovery, characterization and structure-activity-relationship (SAR) studies of small molecule ALDH1A1 inhibitors with cellular activity, we show herein the miniaturization to 1536-well format and automation of a high-content cell-based ALDEFLUOR assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112378/combination-twist1-and-ca15-3-in-axillary-lymph-nodes-for-breast-cancer-prognosis
#17
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/28105240/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-enhances-stemness-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-through-activation-of-wnt-signaling
#18
Woo-Jin Bae, Sang-Hyuk Lee, Young-Soo Rho, Bon-Seok Koo, Young-Chang Lim
Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) ligands, including TGFβ1, are multifunctional cytokines known as key regulators of cell growth, differentiation and inflammation. Dysregulated TGFβ signaling is common in numerous solid tumors, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Previously, TGFβ ligands were also reported to be associated with an enhancement of stemness in glioma stem-like cells. However, their role in HNSCC cancer stem cells (CSCs) has not been explored. The present study demonstrated that TGFβ1 enriches the properties of HNSCC CSCs...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
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
#19
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/28076950/single-amino-acid-variant-profiles-of-subpopulations-in-the-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cell-line
#20
Zhijing Tan, Song Nie, Sean P McDermott, Max S Wicha, David M Lubman
Cancers are initiated and developed from a small population of stem-like cells termed cancer stem cells (CSCs). There is heterogeneity among this CSC population that leads to multiple subpopulations with their own distinct biological features and protein expression. The protein expression and function may be impacted by amino acid variants that can occur largely due to single nucleotide changes. We have thus performed proteomic analysis of breast CSC subpopulations by mass spectrometry to study the presence of single amino acid variants (SAAVs) and their relation to breast cancer...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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