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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622685/increased-pdgfr-beta-and-vegfr-2-protein-levels-are-associated-with-resistance-to-platinum-based-chemotherapy-and-adverse-outcome-of-ovarian-cancer-patients
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Stefanie Avril, Yasemin Dincer, Katharina Malinowsky, Claudia Wolff, Sibylle Gündisch, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Melanie Boxberg, Holger Bronger, Karl-Friedrich Becker, Barbara Schmalfeldt
Despite frequent initial response rates of epithelial ovarian cancer to platinum-based chemotherapy the majority of patients develop drug resistance. Our aim was to evaluate differential expression of signaling-pathway proteins in platinum-sensitive versus platinum-resistant primary epithelial ovarian cancer specimens to identify predictive biomarkers for treatment response.192 patients were studied comprising of independent training (n = 89) and validation (n = 103) cohorts. Full-length proteins were extracted from paraffin-embedded samples including multiple regions per tumor to account for intratumoral heterogeneity...
June 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621580/vegfr-2-inhibitors-and-the-therapeutic-applications-thereof-a-patent-review-2012-2016
#2
Fan-Wei Peng, Da-Ke Liu, Qing-Wen Zhang, Yun-Gen Xu, Lei Shi
Angiogenesis is an important component of certain normal physiological processes, but aberrant angiogenesis contributes to some pathological disorders and in particular to tumor growth. Activation of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a critical step in the signal transduction pathway that initiates tumor angiogenesis. Inhibition of angiogenesis via blocking VEGF/VEGFR-2 signaling pathway has emerged as a potential approach to anticancer therapy...
June 16, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617188/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-the-inhibitory-effects-of-qingzaojiufei-decoction-on-tumor-growth-in-lewis-lung-carcinoma
#3
Bin Xie, Xiong Xie, Bin Rao, Shengzhang Liu, Hongning Liu
OBJECTIVE: Qingzaojiufei decoction (QD) is an empirical herbal formula from traditional Chinese medicine that is used for the treatment of lung-related diseases. However, the effect of QD on the growth of lung tumor cells has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to examine the antitumor activity of QD in Lewis lung carcinomas (LLC) in vivo and in vitro, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: The LLC cells were used to assess the antitumor activity of QD by Cell Counting Kit-8 assay in vitro...
February 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608561/angiogenic-and-restorative-ability-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-were-reduced-following-treatment-with-serum-from-diabetes-mellitus-type-2-patients
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Jafar Rezaie, Malek Soleimani Mehranjani, Reza Rahbarghazi, Mohammad Ali Shariatzadeh
This experiment investigated the impact of serum from patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus on the angiogenic behavior of human mesenchymal stem cells in vitro. Changes in the level of Ang-1, Ang-2, cell migration and trans-differentiation into pericytes and endothelial lineage were monitored after 7 days. The interaction of mesenchymal stem cells with endothelial cells were evaluated using surface plasmon resonance technique. Paracrine restorative effect of diabetic stem cells was tested on pancreatic β cells...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600187/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-influences-migration-and-focal-adhesions-but-not-proliferation-or-viability-of-human-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-derived-from-olfactory-epithelium
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Gerardo Bernabé Ramírez-Rodríguez, Gerardo Rodrigo Perera-Murcia, Leonardo Ortiz-López, Nelly Maritza Vega-Rivera, Harish Babu, Maria García-Anaya, Jorge Julio González-Olvera
In humans, new neurons are continuously added in the olfactory epithelium even in the adulthood. The resident neural stem/progenitor cells (hNS/PCs-OE) in the olfactory epithelium are influenced by several growth factors and neurotrophins. Among these modulators the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has attracted attention due its implicated in cell proliferation, survival and migration of other type of neural/stem progenitor cells. Interestingly, VEGFr2 receptor expression in olfactory epithelium has been described in amphibians but not in humans...
June 7, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598999/lymphatic-endothelial-progenitors-originate-from-plastic-myeloid-cells-activated-by-toll-like-receptor-4
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Lisa D Volk-Draper, Kelly L Hall, Andrew C Wilber, Sophia Ran
BACKGROUND: Myeloid-derived lymphatic endothelial cells (M-LECP) are induced by inflammation and play an important role in adult lymphangiogenesis. However, the mechanisms driving M-LECP differentiation are currently unclear. We previously showed that activation of Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) induces myeloid-lymphatic transition (MLT) of immortalized mouse myeloid cells. Here the goals were to assess the potential of different TLR4 ligands to induce pro-lymphatic reprogramming in human and mouse primary myeloid cells and to identify transcriptional changes regulating this process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590926/transcriptional-factor-oct4-promotes-esophageal-cancer-metastasis-by-inducing-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-vegf-c-vegfr-3-signaling-pathway
#7
Chunguang Li, Maoling Zhu, Xiaoli Lou, Chunying Liu, Hezhong Chen, Xuejing Lin, Weidan Ji, Zhigang Li, Changqing Su
The octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (OCT4) can promote cancer proliferation and metastasis. Esophageal carcinoma (ECC) harbors different quantities of OCT4-positive cancer cells. These cells are highly malignant and prone to metastasis; however, the mechanism remains unknown. In this study, we found that OCT4 enhances vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) promoter activity to promote VEGF-C expression and activates VEGF receptor 3 (VEGFR-3) in ECC cells, thereby inducing cancer cell epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
May 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576411/postnatal-hyperoxia-or-dehp-exposure-leads-to-growth-restriction-and-delayed-lung-development-in-newborn-rats
#8
Zhong-Jie Liang, Qiu-Ping Wu, Bei-Tao Chen, Zhen-Lang Lin, Jing Lin, Shang-Qin Chen
BACKGROUND: Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is commonly used as a plasticizer in many medical devices. We previously showed that maternal DEHP exposure led to restricted growth and delayed lung maturation in newborn rats. As oxygen toxicity continues to be a major risk factor for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, the aim of this study was to examine the effect of hyperoxia, DEHP or DEHP combined with hyperoxia on the growth and lung maturation of newborn rats. METHODS: Newborn rats received DEHP injection, hyperoxia exposure or DEHP injection combined with hyperoxia exposure for one week or two weeks...
May 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572048/the-role-of-endothelial-cells-in-the-vasculopathy-of-systemic-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Y Mostmans, M Cutolo, C Giddelo, S Decuman, K Melsens, H Declercq, E Vandecasteele, F De Keyser, O Distler, J Gutermuth, V Smith
INTRODUCTION: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder characterized by fibroproliferative vasculopathy, immunological abnormalities and progressive fibrosis of multiple organs including the skin. In this study, all English speaking articles concerning the role of endothelial cells (ECs) in SSc vasculopathy and representing biomarkers are systematically reviewed and categorized according to endothelial cell (EC) (dys)function in SSc. METHODS: A sensitive search on behalf of the EULAR study group on microcirculation in Rheumatic Diseases was developed in Pubmed, The Cochrane Library and Web of Science to identify articles on SSc vasculopathy and the role of ECs using the following Mesh terms: (systemic sclerosis OR scleroderma) AND pathogenesis AND (endothelial cells OR marker)...
May 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570669/extraocular-motoneurons-of-the-adult-rat-show-higher-levels-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-its-receptor-flk-1-than-other-cranial-motoneurons
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Silvia Silva-Hucha, Rosendo G Hernández, Beatriz Benítez-Temiño, Ángel M Pastor, Rosa R de la Cruz, Sara Morcuende
Recent studies show a relationship between the deficit of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and motoneuronal degeneration, such as that occurring in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). VEGF delivery protects motoneurons from cell death and delayed neurodegeneration in animal models of ALS. Strikingly, extraocular motoneurons show lesser vulnerability to neurodegeneration in ALS compared to other cranial or spinal motoneurons. Therefore, the present study investigates possible differences in VEGF and its main receptor VEGFR-2 or Flk-1 between extraocular and non-extraocular brainstem motoneurons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561780/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-2-pyrrolidone-fused-2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene-methylpyrrole-derivatives-as-potential-multi-target-tyrosine-kinase-receptor-inhibitors
#11
Ting-Hsuan Yang, Chun-I Lee, Wen-Hsin Huang, An-Rong Lee
Signaling pathways of VEGFs and PDGFs are crucial in tumor angiogenesis, which is essential in solid tumor progression and metastasis. This study reports our strategy for designing and synthesizing a series of novel 2-pyrrolidone-fused (2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene)methylpyrrole derivatives as potential multi-target tyrosine kinase receptor inhibitors. The target compounds were obtained by condensation of 5-substituted oxindoles with N-substituted 2-pyrrolidone aldehyde 7 in satisfactory yields. Of these, 11 and 12 had the highest potency and, compared to sunitinib, showed: (1) significant increase in anti-proliferation of various cancer cells with a favorable selective index (SI); (2) higher inhibitory potency against both VEGFR-2 and PDGFRβ...
May 31, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557832/serum-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-for-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Hiroaki Komatsu, Tetsuro Oishi, Hiroaki Itamochi, Muneaki Shimada, Shinya Sato, Jun Chikumi, Seiya Sato, Michiko Nonaka, Mayumi Sawada, Makoto Wakahara, Yoshihisa Umekita, Tasuku Harada
BACKGROUND: Bevacizumab, which targets vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, has recently been proven to be effective for the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Thus, interest in VEGF-A has increased. There are few reports on concomitant detection of both ligands and its soluble receptors in serum samples, and the significance of serum VEGF-A in EOC is unclear, unlike the situation with tissue samples. We conducted the present study to explore the levels of serum VEGF family and its receptors and to evaluate their utility as prognostic biomarkers...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556544/pituicytoma-an-outlook-on-possible-targeted-therapies
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Klaus Christian Mende, Jakob Matschke, Till Burkhardt, Wolfgang Saeger, Rolf Buslei, Michael Buchfelder, Rudolf Fahlbusch, Manfred Westphal, Jörg Flitsch
INTRODUCTION: Pituicytoma is a rare neoplasm of the sella region. Tumor resection is the primary treatment option, but remains subtotal due to excessive bleeding in many cases. The search for alternative or additional treatment regimens is necessary. AIMS: We aimed to determine the receptor expression of pituicytoma to find alternatives or supplements to surgical therapy in the use of targeted therapies. METHODS: Pituicytoma samples were collected from three institutions between 2006 and 2015 and were stained for vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF), thyroid transcription factor (TTF1), and somatostatin receptors (SSTR 2/3/5)...
July 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544452/a-conserved-role-for-vegf-signaling-in-specification-of-homologous-mesenchymal-cell-types-positioned-at-spatially-distinct-developmental-addresses-in-early-development-of-sea-urchins
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Eric M Erkenbrack, Elizabeth Petsios
Comparative studies of early development in echinoderms are revealing the tempo and mode of alterations to developmental gene regulatory networks and to the cell types they specify. In euechinoid sea urchins, skeletogenic mesenchyme (SM) ingresses prior to gastrulation at the vegetal pole and aligns into a ring-like array with two bilateral pockets of cells, the sites where spiculogenesis will later occur. In cidaroid sea urchins, the anciently diverged sister clade to euechinoid sea urchins, a homologous SM cell type ingresses later in development, after gastrulation has commenced, and consequently at a distinct developmental address...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516164/engineered-ligand-based-vegfr-antagonists-with-increased-receptor-binding-affinity-more-effectively-inhibit-angiogenesis
#15
Shiven Kapur, Adam P Silverman, Anne Z Ye, Niv Papo, Darren Jindal, Mark S Blumenkranz, Jennifer R Cochran
Pathologic angiogenesis is mediated by the coordinated action of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) signaling axis, along with crosstalk contributed by other receptors, notably αvβ3 integrin. We build on earlier work demonstrating that point mutations can be introduced into the homodimeric VEGF ligand to convert it into an antagonist through disruption of binding to one copy of VEGFR2. This inhibitor has limited potency, however, due to loss of avidity effects from bivalent VEGFR2 binding...
March 2017: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512254/catecholamines-facilitate-vegf-dependent-angiogenesis-via-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-induced-epac1-and-pka-activation
#16
Jaspal Garg, Yu-Xi Feng, Sepp R Jansen, Julian Friedrich, Frank Lezoualc'h, Martina Schmidt, Thomas Wieland
Chronic stress has been associated with the progression of cancer and antagonists for β-adrenoceptors (βAR) are regarded as therapeutic option. As they are also used to treat hemangiomas as well as retinopathy of prematurity, a role of endothelial β2AR in angiogenesis can be envisioned. We therefore investigated the role of β2AR-induced cAMP formation by analyzing the role of the cAMP effector molecules exchange factor directly activated by cAMP 1 (Epac1) and protein kinase A (PKA) in endothelial cells (EC)...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502557/antecedents-and-early-correlates-of-high-and-low-concentrations-of-angiogenic-proteins-in-extremely-preterm-newborns
#17
Alan Leviton, Stanthia Ryan, Elizabeth N Allred, Raina N Fichorova, T Michael O'Shea, Karl Kuban, Olaf Dammann
BACKGROUND: To identify the antecedents and very early correlates of low concentrations of angiogenic proteins in the blood of extremely preterm newborns during the first postnatal month. METHODS: Using multiplex immunoassays we measured the concentrations of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF), VEGF receptor-1 (VEGFR-1), VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2), placenta growth factor (PIGF), and angiopoietins 1 and 2 (Ang-1, Ang-2), as well as 21 other proteins in blood spots collected on postnatal days 1 (N=1062), 7 (N=1087), 14 (N=989), 21 (N=940) and 28 (N=880) from infants born before the 28th week of gestation...
May 11, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501476/endothelial-cells-are-not-required-for-specification-of-respiratory-progenitors
#18
Jamie A Havrilak, Kristin R Melton, John M Shannon
Crosstalk between mesenchymal and epithelial cells influences organogenesis in multiple tissues, such as lung, pancreas, liver, and the nervous system. Lung mesenchyme comprises multiple cell types, however, and precise identification of the mesenchymal cell type(s) that drives early events in lung development remains unknown. Endothelial cells have been shown to be required for some aspects of lung epithelial patterning, lung stem cell differentiation, and regeneration after injury. Furthermore, endothelial cells are involved in early liver and pancreas development...
July 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499383/nintedanib-antiangiogenic-inhibitor-effectiveness-in-delaying-adenocarcinoma-progression-in-transgenic-adenocarcinoma-of-the-mouse-prostate-tramp
#19
Raquel Frenedoso da Silva, Ellen Nogueira-Pangrazi, Larissa Akemi Kido, Fabio Montico, Sarah Arana, Dileep Kumar, Komal Raina, Rajesh Agarwal, Valéria Helena Alves Cagnon
BACKGROUND: In recent times, anti-cancer treatments have focused on Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) and Vascular-Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) pathway inhibitors so as to target tumor angiogenesis and cellular proliferation. One such drug is Nintedanib; the present study evaluated the effectiveness of Nintedanib treatment against in vitro proliferation of human prostate cancer (PCa) cell lines, and growth and progression of different grades of PCa lesions in pre-clinical PCa transgenic adenocarcinoma for the mouse prostate (TRAMP) model...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498441/radiolabeling-of-vegf165-with-99mtc-to-evaluate-vegfr-expression-in-tumor-angiogenesis
#20
Filippo Galli, Marco Artico, Samanta Taurone, Isabella Manni, Enrica Bianchi, Giulia Piaggio, Bruce D Weintraub, Mariusz W Szkudlinski, Enzo Agostinelli, Rudi A J O Dierckx, Alberto Signore
Angiogenesis is the main process responsible for tumor growth and metastatization. The principal effector of such mechanism is the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secreted by cancer cells and other components of tumor microenvironment. Radiolabeled VEGF analogues may provide a useful tool to noninvasively image tumor lesions and evaluate the efficacy of anti-angiogenic drugs that block the VEGFR pathway. Aim of the present study was to radiolabel the human VEGF165 analogue with 99mTechnetium (99mTc) and to evaluate the expression of VEGFR in both cancer and endothelial cells in the tumor microenvironment...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
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