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Stefano Menini, Carla Iacobini, Luisa de Latouliere, Isabella Manni, Vittoria Ionta, Claudia Blasetti Fantauzzi, Carlo Pesce, Paola Cappello, Francesco Novelli, Giulia Piaggio, Giuseppe Pugliese
Diabetes is an established risk factor for pancreatic cancer (PaC), together with obesity, Western diet and tobacco smoking. The common mechanistic link might be the accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which characterizes all the above disease conditions and unhealthy habits. Surprisingly, however, the role of AGEs in PaC has not been examined yet, despite the evidence of a tumor-promoting role of RAGE, the receptor for AGEs. Here, we tested the hypothesis that AGEs promote PaC through RAGE activation...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Pathology
Shu-Ta Wu, Chandra D Williams, Priyanka A Grover, Laura J Moore, Pinku Mukherjee
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States with a 5-year overall survival rate of 8% for all stages combined. But this decreases to 3% for the majority of patients that present with stage IV PDA at time of diagnosis. The lack of distinct early symptoms for PDA is one of the primary reasons for the late diagnosis. Common symptoms like weight loss, abdominal and back pains, and jaundice are often mistaken for symptoms of other issues and do not appear until the cancer has progressed to a late stage...
2018: PloS One
Jens Waldmann, Volker Fendrich, Martin Reichert, Andreas Hecker, Detlef K Bartsch, Winfried Padberg, Julia P N Holler
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is among the most dismal of human malignancies. Neuropeptides have shown to be implicated in angiogenesis, tumor growth, and formation of distant metastases in various solid tumors. In the present study, we used a genetically engineered mouse model of pancreatic cancer to evaluate the impact of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and its receptors 1 (Y1) and 2 (Y2) in preneoplastic lesions and pancreatic cancer as a potential target with antiproliferative properties...
March 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Justyna Zińczuk, Konrad Zaręba, Katarzyna Guzińska-Ustymowicz, Bogusław Kędra, Andrzej Kemona, Anna Pryczynicz
BACKGROUND: Deregulation of cell cycle takes place during the development of many cancers as well as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), which develops from precursor lesions, most frequently including pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN). AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the expression of p16, p21, and p53 proteins taking part in the regulation of the cell cycle in normal pancreatic ducts and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia at its various advancing stages...
February 1, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
Volker Fendrich, Frederike Jendryschek, Saskia Beeck, Max Albers, Matthias Lauth, Farzad Esni, Kristin Heeger, Janina Dengler, Emily P Slater, Julia P N Holler, Aninja Baier, Detlef K Bartsch, Jens Waldmann
Pancreatic cancer (PDAC) is one of the most dismal of human malignancies. Inhibiting or delaying the progression of precursor lesions of PDAC, pancreatic intraepthial neoplasia (PanINs), to invasive cancer, would be a major step. In the present study, we used a transgenic murine model of pancreatic cancer to evaluate the impact of a conditional knockout of the transcription factor Snail1, a major factor in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, on acinar-to-ductal formation and on PanIN progression. By interbreeding conditional LsL-Snail floxf/wt ; LsL-Kras G12D and Pdx1-Cre strains, we obtained LsL-Kras G12D ;Pdx1-Cre(KP) mice, Snail1 heterozygous knockout LsL-Kras G12D ; LsL-Snail flox/- ;Pdx1-Cre(KPShet) mice or Snail1 homozygous knockout LsL-Kras G12D ;LsL-Snail flox/flox ;Pdx1-Cre(KPS) mice...
January 25, 2018: Oncogene
Sheema Khan, Nadeem Zafar, Shabia S Khan, Saini Setua, Stephen W Behrman, Zachary E Stiles, Murali M Yallapu, Peeyush Sahay, Hemendra Ghimire, Tomoko Ise, Satoshi Nagata, Lei Wang, Jim Y Wan, Prabhakar Pradhan, Meena Jaggi, Subhash C Chauhan
BACKGROUND: Poor prognosis of pancreatic cancer (PanCa) is associated with lack of an effective early diagnostic biomarker. This study elucidates significance of MUC13, as a diagnostic/prognostic marker of PanCa. METHODS: MUC13 was assessed in tissues using our in-house generated anti-MUC13 mouse monoclonal antibody and analyzed for clinical correlation by immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, RT-PCR, computational and submicron scale mass-density fluctuation analyses, ROC and Kaplan Meir curve analyses...
January 15, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Ahmad Abu Turab Naqvi, Gulam Mustafa Hasan, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the seventh most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide that kills more than 300,000 people every year. Prognosis of PC is very poor with a five-year survival rate about 5%. The most common and highly observed type of PC is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). It is preceded by the progression of precursor lesions such as Pancreatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PanIN), Intraductal Papillary Neoplasm (IPMN) and Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm (MCN). PanIN is the most common among these premalignant lesions...
March 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Ping He, Jong Won Yang, Vincent W Yang, Agnieszka B Bialkowska
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Activating mutations in KRAS are detected in most pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs). Expression of an activated form of KRAS (KrasG12D) in pancreata of mice is sufficient to induce formation of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanINs)-a precursor of PDAC. Pancreatitis increases formation of PanINs in mice that express KrasG12D by promoting acinar to ductal metaplasia (ADM). We investigated the role of the transcription factor Krüppel-like factor 5 (KLF5) in ADM and KRAS-mediated formation of PanINs...
December 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
Laura Torrente, Gina M DeNicola
The mechanisms by which chronic stress promote the development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are poorly defined. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Todoric et al. discover a role for impaired autophagy in the development of PDAC through p62-mediated activation of NRF2.
December 11, 2017: Cancer Cell
Altaf Mohammed, Naveena B Janakiram, Venkateshwar Madka, Gopal Pathuri, Qian Li, Rebekah Ritchie, Laura Biddick, Hannah Kutche, Yuting Zhang, Anil Singh, Hariprasad Gali, Stan Lightfoot, Vernon E Steele, Chen S Suen, Chinthalapally V Rao
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is an almost uniformly lethal disease with inflammation playing an important role in its progression. Sustained stimulation of purinergic receptor P2X7 drives induction of NLRP inflammasome activation. To understand the role of P2X7 receptor and inflammasome, we performed transcriptomic analysis of p48Cre/+ -LSL-KrasG12D/+ mice pancreatic tumors by next generation sequencing. Results showed that P2X7R's key inflammasome components, IL-1β and caspase-1 are highly expressed ( p < 0...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Hui Li, Ping Wang, Wenyu Gong, Qi Wang, Jia Zhou, Wei-Hong Zhu, Yingsheng Cheng
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the leading causes of cancer death. Early detection of precancerous pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) tissues is an urgent challenge to improve the PDAC prognosis. Here, a urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR)-targeted magnetic resonance (MR)/near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) dual-modal nanoprobe dendron-grafted polylysine (DGL)-U11 for ultra-early detection of pancreatic precancerosis is reported. Because of its good biocompatibility and biodegradability, globular architecture, and well-defined reactive groups, the DGL is chosen as the platform to load with a pancreatic tumor-targeting peptide U11, a magnetic resonance contrast agent Gd3+ -diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid, and a near-infrared fluorescent cyanine dye Cy5...
December 1, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Michelle A Schultz, Andrew M Diaz, Sharon Smite, Anna R Lay, Brian DeCant, Ronald McKinney, Windel E Mascarinas, Yinglin Xia, Carola Neumann, David Bentrem, David W Dawson, Paul J Grippo
Peroxiredoxin-1 (Prdx1), a member of the thioredoxin (Txn) system, is overexpressed and correlates with poor prognosis in pancreatic cancer patients and can suppress Kras signaling through redox-mediated inhibition of ERK and AKT in lung and breast cancer. Its redox function is maintained by Txn and sulfiredoxin (Srxn), and its tumor promoting functions are activated by post-translational modification. We studied the role of the Txn system in pancreatic neoplasia and cancer by determining how it regulates the phosphorylation of Kras effectors and by determining its association with patient survival...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
Carole Siret, Aurélie Dobric, Anna Martirosyan, Chloé Terciolo, Sébastien Germain, Renaté Bonier, Thassadite Dirami, Nelson Dusetti, Richard Tomasini, Marion Rubis, Stéphane Garcia, Juan Iovanna, Dominique Lombardo, Véronique Rigot, Frédéric André
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterised by an extensive tissue invasion and an early formation of metastasis. Alterations in the expression of cadherins have been reported in PDAC. Yet, how these changes contribute to tumour progression is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the relationship between cadherins expression and PDAC development. METHODS: Cadherins expression was assessed by immunostaining in both human and murine tissue specimens...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
Michael Ayars, Eileen O'Sullivan, Anne Macgregor-Das, Koji Shindo, Haeryoung Kim, Michael Borges, Jun Yu, Ralph H Hruban, Michael Goggins
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma evolves from precursor lesions, the most common of which is pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN). We performed RNA-sequencing analysis of laser capture microdissected PanINs and normal pancreatic duct cells to identify differentially expressed genes between PanINs and normal pancreatic duct, and between low-grade and high-grade PanINs. One of the most highly overexpressed transcripts identified in PanIN is interleukin-2 receptor subunit gamma (IL2RG) encoding the common gamma chain, IL2Rγ...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
Michelle J Veite-Schmahl, Adam C Rivers, Daniel P Regan, Michael A Kennedy
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the leading forms of cancer related deaths in the United States. With limited treatment options and unreliable diagnostic methods, long-term survival rates following a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer remain poor. Pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) are precancerous lesions that precede progression towards PDAC. PanIN occur in increasing complexity as the disease progresses and the description of PanIN plays a critical role in describing, staging and diagnosing PDAC...
2017: PloS One
H Zhou, Y Qin, S Ji, J Ling, J Fu, Z Zhuang, X Fan, L Song, X Yu, P J Chiao
SRY (sex determining region Y)-box 9 (SOX9) is required for oncogenic Kras-mediated acinar-to-ductal metaplasia (ADM), pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias (PanINs) and ultimately pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, how oncogenic Kras affects SOX9 activity is not yet understood, and SOX9-associated genes in PDAC are also unknown at all. Here, we investigated the mechanistic link between SOX9 and oncogenic Kras, studied biological function of SOX9, and identified SOX9-related genes and their clinical significance in patients with PDAC...
October 23, 2017: Oncogene
Shuheng Jiang, Lili Zhu, Jianyu Yang, Lipeng Hu, Jianren Gu, Xin Xing, Yongwei Sun, Zhigang Zhang
Dysregulated potassium (K+ ) channels have previously been shown to promote the development and progression of many types of cancers. Meanwhile, K+ channels are particularly important in regulating the endocrine and exocrine functions of pancreas. However, the expression pattern and prognostic significance of K+ channels in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remain unknown. In this study, by screening a GEO dataset containing 36 microdissected PDAC and matching normal pancreatic tissue samples, four differentially expressed K+ channels (KCNJ5, KCNJ16, KCNN4 and KCNK1) were identified in PDAC...
December 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jinghai Wu, Xin Liu, Sunayana G Nayak, Jason R Pitarresi, Maria C Cuitiño, Lianbo Yu, Blake E Hildreth, Katie A Thies, Daniel J Schilling, Soledad A Fernandez, Gustavo Leone, Michael C Ostrowski
The contribution of the tumor microenvironment to the development of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is unclear. The LSL-KrasG12D/+;LSL-p53R172H/+;Pdx-1-Cre (KPC) tumor model, which is widely utilized to faithfully recapitulate human pancreatic cancer, depends on Cre-mediated recombination in the epithelial lineage to drive tumorigenesis. Therefore, specific Cre-loxP recombination in stromal cells cannot be applied in this model, limiting the in vivo investigation of stromal genetics in tumor initiation and progression...
2017: PloS One
Nicola Gaianigo, Davide Melisi, Carmine Carbone
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the third leading cause of adult cancer mortality in the United States. The poor prognosis for patients with PC is mainly due to its aggressive course, the limited efficacy of active systemic treatments, and a metastatic behavior, demonstrated throughout the evolution of the disease. On average, 80% of patients with PC are diagnosed with metastatic disease, and the half of those who undergo surgery and adjuvant therapy develop liver metastasis within two years. Metastatic dissemination is an early event in PC and is mainly attributed to an evolutionary biological process called epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
September 12, 2017: Cancers
Hui-Hua Chang, Aune Moro, Kazuki Takakura, Hsin-Yuan Su, Allen Mo, Masako Nakanishi, Richard T Waldron, Samuel W French, David W Dawson, O Joe Hines, Gang Li, Vay Liang W Go, James Sinnett-Smith, Stephen J Pandol, Aurelia Lugea, Anna S Gukovskaya, Michael O Duff, Daniel W Rosenberg, Enrique Rozengurt, Guido Eibl
Epidemiologic data has linked obesity to a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To allow for detailed mechanistic studies in a relevant model mimicking diet-induced obesity and pancreatic cancer, a high-fat, high-calorie diet (HFCD) was given to P48+/Cre;LSL-KRASG12D (KC) mice carrying a pancreas-specific oncogenic Kras mutation. The mice were randomly allocated to a HFCD or control diet (CD). Cohorts were sacrificed at 3, 6, and 9 months and tissues were harvested for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
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