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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743531/metabolic-regulation-of-glioma-stem-like-cells-in-the-tumor-micro-environment
#1
Tom M Thomas, John S Yu
Cancer metabolism has emerged as one of the most interesting old ideas being revisited from a new perspective. In the early 20(th) century Otto Warburg declared metabolism the prime cause in a disease of many secondary causes, and this statement seems more prescient in view of modern expositions into the true nature of tumor evolution. As the complexity of tumor heterogeneity becomes more clear from a genetic perspective, it is important to consider the inevitably heterogeneous metabolic components of the tumor and the tumor microenvironment...
July 22, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733553/exosomal-tetraspanins-mediate-cancer-metastasis-by-altering-host-microenvironment
#2
Jun Lu, Jun Li, Shuo Liu, Teng Wang, Alessandro Ianni, Eva Bober, Thomas Braun, Rong Xiang, Shijing Yue
The metastases of malignant tumors develop through a cascade of events. The establishment of a pre-metastatic micro-environment is initiated by communication between tumors and host. Exosomes come into focus as the most potent intercellular communicators playing a pivotal role in this process. Cancer cells release exosomes into the extracellular environment prior to metastasis. Tetraspanin is a type of 4 times transmembrane proteins. It may be involved in cell motility, adhesion, morphogenesis, as well as cell and vesicular membrane fusion...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733324/nadph-oxidase-2-derived-superoxide-drives-mitochondrial-transfer-from-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-to-leukemic-blasts
#3
Christopher R Marlein, Lyubov Zaitseva, Rachel E Piddock, Stephen Robinson, Dylan Edwards, Manar S Shafat, Zhigang Zhou, Matthew Lawes, Kristian M Bowles, Stuart A Rushworth
Improvements in the understanding of the metabolic cross-talk between cancer and its micro-environment are expected to lead to novel therapeutic approaches. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells have increased mitochondria compared to non-malignant CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells. Furthermore, contrary to the Warburg hypothesis, (AML) relies on oxidative phosphorylation to generate ATP. Here we report that in human AML, NOX2 generates superoxide which stimulates bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC) to AML blast transfer of mitochondria through AML derived tunnelling nanotubes...
July 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715420/blood-vessel-tortuosity-selects-against-evolution-of-aggressive-tumor-cells-in-confined-tissue-environments-a-modeling-approach
#4
András Szabó, Roeland M H Merks
Cancer is a disease of cellular regulation, often initiated by genetic mutation within cells, and leading to a heterogeneous cell population within tissues. In the competition for nutrients and growth space within the tumors the phenotype of each cell determines its success. Selection in this process is imposed by both the microenvironment (neighboring cells, extracellular matrix, and diffusing substances), and the whole of the organism through for example the blood supply. In this view, the development of tumor cells is in close interaction with their increasingly changing environment: the more cells can change, the more their environment will change...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711634/role-of-epigenetic-modulation-in-cancer-stem-cell-fate
#5
REVIEW
Abhijeet Deshmukh, Mudra Binju, Frank Arfuso, Philip Newsholme, Arun Dharmarajan
A sub-population of the tumor micro-environment consists of cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are responsible for the initiation and recurrence of cancer. Recently, epigenetic processes such as DNA methylation, histone modification, and chromatin remodeling have been found to be involved in inducing epigenetic factors in CSCs. Most of these processes, such as DNA methylation, generally occur in the genome that is rich in Cytosine-Guanine repeat sequences, also known as CpG islands, which are distributed throughout the human genome...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710468/core-shell-nagdf4-caco3-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-ultrasonic-dual-modal-imaging-via-tumor-acidic-micro-enviroment-triggering
#6
Zuwu Wei, Xiao Lin, Ming Wu, Bixing Zhao, Ruhui Lin, Da Zhang, Yun Zhang, Gang Liu, Xiaolong Liu, Jingfeng Liu
For cancer diagnosis, a paramount challenge still exists in the exploring of methods that can precisely discriminate tumor tissues from their surrounding healthy tissues with a high target-to-background signal ratio. Here, we report a NaGdF4@CaCO3-PEG core-shell nanoparticle which has the tumor acidic microenvironment enhanced imaging signals of ultrasound and magnetic resonance. Under the acidic conditions, the CaCO3 shell will gradually dissolve which then facilitate the interaction of NaGdF4 with the external aqueous environment to enhance water proton relaxation...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688685/prognostic-role-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-ebv-positive-and-ebv-negative-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#7
Marc L Ooft, Jolique A van Ipenburg, Weibel W Braunius, Charlotte I Zuur, Senada Koljenović, Stefan M Willems
OBJECTIVES: Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) correlate with both better and worse prognosis in solid tumors. As therapeutic modalities for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) are limited, immunotherapy could be a potential alternative. Up till now there is limited prognostic data on the role of TILs in NPC, so we assessed the prognostic role of TILs in Epstein-Barr-virus (EBV) positive and negative NPC. METHODS: Tissue of 92 NPCs was assessed for CD3, CD4, CD8, PD1 and PDL1 expression in the tumor's micro-environment...
August 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651487/identification-of-genes-and-pathways-related-to-lymphovascular-invasion-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-bioinformatics-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles
#8
Sukhontip Klahan, Henry Sung-Ching Wong, Shih-Hsin Tu, Wan-Hsuan Chou, Yan-Feng Zhang, Thien-Fiew Ho, Chih-Yi Liu, Shih-Ying Yih, Hsing Fang Lu, Sean Chun-Chang Chen, Chi-Cheng Huang, Wei-Chiao Chang
Surgery is the most effective treatment for breast cancer patients. However, some patients developed recurrence and distant metastasis after surgery. Adjuvant therapy is considered for high-risk patients depending on several prognostic markers, and lymphovascular invasion has become one of such prognostic markers that help physicians to identify the risk for distant metastasis and recurrence. However, the mechanism of lymphovascular invasion in breast cancer remains unknown. This study aims to unveil the genes and pathways that may involve in lymphovascular invasion in breast cancer...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635615/topography-on-a-subcellular-scale-modulates-cellular-adhesions-and-actin-stress-fiber-dynamics-in-tumor-associated-fibroblasts
#9
Mikheil Azatov, Xiaoyu Sun, Alexandra Suberi, John T Fourkas, Arpita Upadhyaya
Cells can sense and adapt to mechanical properties of their environment. The local geometry of the extracellular matrix, such as its topography, has been shown to modulate cell morphology, migration, and proliferation. Here we investigate the effect of micro/nanotopography on the morphology and cytoskeletal dynamics of human pancreatic tumor-associated fibroblast cells (TAFs). We use arrays of parallel nanoridges with variable spacings on a subcellular scale to investigate the response of TAFs to the topography of their environment...
June 21, 2017: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624797/lymph-node-metastasis-and-the-physicochemical-micro-environment-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-xenografts
#10
Lise Mari K Andersen, Catherine S Wegner, Trude G Simonsen, Ruixia Huang, Jon-Vidar Gaustad, Anette Hauge, Kanthi Galappathi, Einar K Rofstad
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients develop lymph node metastases early and have a particularly poor prognosis. The poor prognosis has been shown to be associated with the physicochemical microenvironment of the tumor tissue, which is characterized by desmoplasia, abnormal microvasculature, extensive hypoxia, and highly elevated interstitial fluid pressure (IFP). In this study, we searched for associations between lymph node metastasis and features of the physicochemical microenvironment in an attempt to identify mechanisms leading to metastatic dissemination and growth...
May 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604162/intratumoral-infection-by-cmv-may-change-the-tumor-environment-by-directly-interacting-with-tumor-associated-macrophages-to-promote-cancer-immunity
#11
Dan A Erkes, Nicole A Wilski, Christopher M Snyder
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpesvirus that induces an extremely robust and sustained immune response. For this reason, CMV has been proposed as a vaccine vector to promote immunity to both pathogens and cancer. However, exploration of CMV as a vaccine vector is at an early stage and there are many questions. Using a mouse melanoma model, we recently found that a CMV-based vaccine induced large populations of melanoma-specific T cells, but was not effective at slowing tumor growth unless it was injected directly into the tumor...
June 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595562/non-viral-delivery-systems-for-breast-cancer-gene-therapy
#12
Golnaz Vaseghi, Laleh Rafiee, Shaghayegh Haghjooy Javanmard
INTRODUCTION: The ever-evolving field of gene therapy promises several innovative treatments for cancer. Advances in genetic modification of tumor cells and micro environment have led to the development of more effective therapeutic strategies with fewer side effects. MATERIAL & METHODS: The development of effective delivery system challenges, remains. Non-viral vectors are interesting due to their bio-safety and their ability to transfer different types of nucleic acids...
June 6, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534322/-value-of-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-predicting-outcomes-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer
#13
Yishan Yu, Jinbo Yue, Jinming Yu
Rectal cancer is one of the common cancers which poses a threat to the health of mankind. In recent years. Multi-modality treatment strategies for locally advanced rectal cancer improve the treatment efficiency. Accurate prediction of the treatment response after the neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) can guide more suitable treatment strategy. MERCURY study proved the prognostic value of post-CRT standard morphologic MRI(T2-weighted) assessment of tumor regression grade(TRG), and MRI assessment of circumferential resection margin can guide the definitive surgery...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527736/the-effects-of-non-invasive-radiofrequency-electric-field-hyperthermia-on-biotransport-and-biodistribution-of-fluorescent-60-fullerene-derivative-in-a-murine-orthotopic-model-of-breast-adenocarcinoma
#14
Norman A Lapin, Martyna Krzykawska-Serda, Sean Dilliard, Yuri Mackeyev, Maciej Serda, Lon J Wilson, Steven A Curley, Stuart J Corr
The aim of this study is to understand the combined and differential biokinetic effects of radiofrequency (RF) electric-field hyperthermia as an adjunctive therapy to [60]fullerene nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems in targeting the micro-vasculature and micro-environments of breast cancer tumors. Intravital microscopy (IVM) is an ideal tool to provide the spatial and temporal resolution needed for quantification in this investigation. The water-soluble and fluorescent [60]fullerene derivative (C60-serPF) was designed to be an amphiphilic nanostructure, which is able to cross several biological membranes and accumulate in tumor tissues by passing through abnormally leaky tumor blood vessels...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525844/the-discovery-of-novel-potent-err-alpha-inverse-agonists-for-the-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#15
Yongli Du, Lianhua Song, Liudi Zhang, Hao Ling, Yanhui Zhang, Haifei Chen, Huijie Qi, Xiaojin Shi, Qunyi Li
The estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα) is an orphan receptor and a novel target for solid tumor therapy, conceivably through effects on the regulation of tumor cell energy metabolism associated with energy stress within solid tumor micro environments. Here we describe the discovery of novel potent inverse agonists of ERRα. In vitro, compound 11 potently inhibits ERRα's transcriptional activity by preventing endogenous PGC-1α and ERRα binding and suppresses the proliferation of different human cancer cell lines and the migration of breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231)...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521819/linking-hypoxia-dna-damage-and-proliferation-in-multicellular-tumor-spheroids
#16
Stephen Riffle, Ram Naresh Pandey, Morgan Albert, Rashmi S Hegde
BACKGROUND: Multicellular Tumor Spheroids are frequently used to mimic the regionalization of proliferation and the hypoxic environment within avascular tumors. Here we exploit these features to study the activation of DNA damage repair pathways and their correlation to developing hypoxia. METHODS: Activation of DNA damage repair markers, proliferation, cell death, glycogen accumulation and developing hypoxia were investigated using immunofluorescence, immuno-histochemistry, EdU incorporation, Western blots, COMET assays, and pharmacological agents in A673 Ewing sarcoma spheroids and monolayer cultures...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479387/the-effects-of-tlr3-trif-and-traf3-snps-and-interactions-with-environmental-factors-on-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-vascular-complications-in-a-han-chinese-population
#17
Zixing Zhou, Chengli Zeng, Lihong Nie, Shiqi Huang, Congcong Guo, Di Xiao, Yajing Han, Xiaohong Ye, Meiling Ou, Chuican Huang, Xingguang Ye, Zihao Wen, Guang Yang, Chunxia Jing
Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) is involved in type I interferon-β (IFN-β) via TIR-domain-containing adapter-inducing interferon-β (TRIF) and Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 3 (TRAF3), culminating in inflammation and immunity reactions. TLR3 is implicated in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Eight SNPs of these genes were detected in 552 T2DM patients and 552 matched healthy control subjects. Gene-gene and gene-environment interactions and haplotype associations were also evaluated...
May 4, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450700/sensitization-of-glioblastoma-tumor-micro-environment-to-chemo-and-immunotherapy-by-galectin-1-intranasal-knock-down-strategy
#18
Matthias Van Woensel, Thomas Mathivet, Nathalie Wauthoz, Rémi Rosière, Abhishek D Garg, Patrizia Agostinis, Véronique Mathieu, Robert Kiss, Florence Lefranc, Louis Boon, Jochen Belmans, Stefaan W Van Gool, Holger Gerhardt, Karim Amighi, Steven De Vleeschouwer
In this study, we evaluated the consequences of reducing Galectin-1 (Gal-1) in the tumor micro-environment (TME) of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), via nose-to-brain transport. Gal-1 is overexpressed in GBM and drives chemo- and immunotherapy resistance. To promote nose-to-brain transport, we designed siRNA targeting Gal-1 (siGal-1) loaded chitosan nanoparticles that silence Gal-1 in the TME. Intranasal siGal-1 delivery induces a remarkable switch in the TME composition, with reduced myeloid suppressor cells and regulatory T cells, and increased CD4+ and CD8+ T cells...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444111/pattern-recognition-receptors-immune-targets-to-enhance-cancer-immunotherapy
#19
T Shekarian, S Valsesia-Wittmann, J Brody, M C Michallet, S Depil, C Caux, A Marabelle
Durable tumor responses and significant levels of disease control rates have been described in more than 20 advanced/metastatic cancer types with B7-family immune checkpoint-targeted anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD-1, and anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies. These results and the recent approvals of ipilimumab, pembrolizumab, nivolumab and atezolizumab are currently revolutionizing the way we envision the future of cancer care. However these clinical benefits are not observed in all cancer types and in every patient. Therefore, our clinical challenge is to identify therapeutic strategies which could overcome the primary and secondary resistances to these novel cancer immunotherapies...
April 21, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417928/potential-coagulation-factor-driven-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-ovarian-cancer-tissues-associated-with-insufficient-o%C3%A2-and-plasma-supply
#20
REVIEW
Shiro Koizume, Yohei Miyagi
Tissue factor (TF) is a cell surface receptor for coagulation factor VII (fVII). The TF-activated fVII (fVIIa) complex is an essential initiator of the extrinsic blood coagulation process. Interactions between cancer cells and immune cells via coagulation factors and adhesion molecules can promote progression of cancer, including epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). This process is not necessarily advantageous, as tumor tissues generally undergo hypoxia due to aberrant vasculature, followed by reduced access to plasma components such as coagulation factors...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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