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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302144/a-dosimetric-model-for-the-heterogeneous-delivery-of-radioactive-nanoparticles-in-vivo-a-feasibility-study
#1
Andrew B Satterlee, Peter Attayek, Bentley Midkiff, Leaf Huang
ᅟ: Accurate and quantitative dosimetry for internal radiation therapy can be especially challenging, given the heterogeneity of patient anatomy, tumor anatomy, and source deposition. Internal radiotherapy sources such as nanoparticles and monoclonal antibodies require high resolution imaging to accurately model the heterogeneous distribution of these sources in the tumor. The resolution of nuclear imaging modalities is not high enough to measure the heterogeneity of intratumoral nanoparticle deposition or intratumoral regions, and mathematical models do not represent the actual heterogeneous dose or dose response...
March 17, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292438/maoa-dependent-activation-of-shh-il6-rankl-signaling-network-promotes-prostate-cancer-metastasis-by-engaging-tumor-stromal-cell-interactions
#2
Jason Boyang Wu, Lijuan Yin, Changhong Shi, Qinlong Li, Peng Duan, Jen-Ming Huang, Chunyan Liu, Fubo Wang, Michael Lewis, Yang Wang, Tzu-Ping Lin, Chin-Chen Pan, Edwin M Posadas, Haiyen E Zhau, Leland W K Chung
Metastasis is a predominant cause of death for prostate cancer (PCa) patients; however, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. We report that monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) is a clinically and functionally important mediator of PCa bone and visceral metastases, activating paracrine Shh signaling in tumor-stromal interactions. MAOA provides tumor cell growth advantages in the bone microenvironment by stimulating interleukin-6 (IL6) release from osteoblasts, and triggers skeletal colonization by activating osteoclastogenesis through osteoblast production of RANKL and IL6...
March 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282575/sorafenib-combined-with-her-2-targeted-vaccination-can-promote-effective-t-cell-immunity-in-vivo
#3
Melek M E Sunay, Jeremy B Foote, James M Leatherman, Justin P Edwards, Todd D Armstrong, Christopher J Nirschl, Jessica Hicks, Leisha A Emens
The tumor microenvironment (TME) is established and maintained through complex interactions between tumor cells and host stromal elements. Therefore, therapies that target multiple cellular components of the tumor may be most effective. Sorafenib, a multi-kinase inhibitor, alters signaling pathways in both tumor cells and host stromal cells. Thus, we explored the potential immune-modulating effects of sorafenib in a murine HER-2-(neu) overexpressing breast tumor model alone and in combination with a HER-2 targeted granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)-secreting vaccine (3T3neuGM)...
March 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277887/rnai-high-throughput-screening-of-single-and-multi-cell-type-tumor-spheroids-a-comprehensive-analysis-in-two-and-three-dimensions
#4
Jiaqi Fu, Daniel Fernandez, Marc Ferrer, Steven A Titus, Eugen Buehler, Madhu A Lal-Nag
The widespread use of two-dimensional (2D) monolayer cultures for high-throughput screening (HTS) to identify targets in drug discovery has led to attrition in the number of drug targets being validated. Solid tumors are complex, aberrantly growing microenvironments that harness structural components from stroma, nutrients fed through vasculature, and immunosuppressive factors. Increasing evidence of stromally-derived signaling broadens the complexity of our understanding of the tumor microenvironment while stressing the importance of developing better models that reflect these interactions...
March 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277613/activation-of-mutated-trpa1-ion-channel-by-resveratrol-in-human-prostate-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-caf
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Eric Vancauwenberghe, Lucile Noyer, Sandra Derouiche, Loïc Lemonnier, Pierre Gosset, Laura R Sadofsky, Pascal Mariot, Marine Warnier, Alexandre Bokhobza, Christian Slomianny, Brigitte Mauroy, Jean-Louis Bonnal, Etienne Dewailly, Philippe Delcourt, Laurent Allart, Natalia Prevarskaya, Morad Roudbaraki
Previous studies showed the effects of resveratrol (RES) on several cancer cells, including prostate cancer (PCa) cell apoptosis without taking into consideration the impact of the tumor microenvironment (TME). The TME is composed of cancer cells, endothelial cells, blood cells and cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF), the main source of growth factors. The latter cells might modify in the TME the impact of RES on tumor cells via secreted factors. Recent data clearly show the impact of CAF on cancer cells apoptosis resistance via secreted factors...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276831/pancreatic-cancer-stroma-controversies-and-current-insights
#6
Daniel Ansari, Maria Carvajo, Monika Bauden, Roland Andersson
Pancreatic cancer is characterized by a dense stromal response. The stroma includes a heterogeneous mass of cells, including pancreatic stellate cells, fibroblasts, immune cells and nerve cells, as well as extracellular matrix proteins, cytokines and growth factors, which interact with the tumor cells. Previous research has indicated that stromal elements contribute to tumor growth and aggressiveness. However, recent studies suggest that some elements of the stroma may actually restrain the tumor. This review focuses on the complex interactions between the stromal microenvironment and tumor cells, discussing molecular mechanisms and potential future diagnostic and therapeutic approaches by targeting the stroma...
February 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273837/class-i-phosphoinositide-3-kinases-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
#7
REVIEW
David Gyori, Tamara Chessa, Phillip T Hawkins, Len R Stephens
Phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) are a diverse family of enzymes which regulate various critical biological processes, such as cell proliferation and survival. Class (I) PI3Ks (PI3Kα, PI3Kβ, PI3Kγ and PI3Kδ) mediate the phosphorylation of the inositol ring at position D3 leading to the generation of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3. PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 can be dephosphorylated by several phosphatases, of which the best known is the 3-phosphatase PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog). The Class (I) PI3K pathway is frequently disrupted in human cancers where mutations are associated with increased PI3K-activity or loss of PTEN functionality within the tumor cells...
March 4, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267240/integrated-functions-of-membrane-type-1-matrix-metalloproteinase-in-regulating-cancer-malignancy-beyond-a-proteinase
#8
REVIEW
Takeharu Sakamoto, Motoharu Seiki
Membrane-type 1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) is expressed in different types of invasive and proliferative cells, including cancer cells and stromal cells. MT1-MMP cleaves extracellular matrix proteins, membrane proteins, and other pericellular proteins, thereby changing the cellular microenvironment and regulating signal activation. Critical roles of protease activity in cancer cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis have been demonstrated by many groups. MT1-MMP also has a non-protease activity in that it inhibits the oxygen-dependent suppression of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) via Munc18-1-interacting protein 3 (Mint3) and thereby enhances the expression of HIF target genes...
March 7, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260082/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-enhance-pancreatic-cancer-cell-invasion-by-remodeling-the-metabolic-conversion-mechanism
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Tao Shan, Shuo Chen, Xi Chen, Wan Run Lin, Wei Li, Jiancang Ma, Tao Wu, Xijuan Cui, Hong Ji, Yiming Li, Ya'an Kang
We investigated the mechanism of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in promoting the invasion and metastasis of pancreatic cancer cells in a non-vascular manner. We verified the original generation of isolated cultured CAFs and normal fibroblasts (NFs) based on the expression of α-SMA and vimentin, and we examined the cell glycolysis level through glucose consumption and lactate production experiments. The mRNA and protein expression of CAF glycolytic enzymes, lactate dehydrogenase and pyruvate kinase m2, were examined by RT-PCR and western blotting, respectively...
February 28, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258248/caf-derived-hgf-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-drug-resistance-by-up-regulating-the-c-met-pi3k-akt-and-grp78-signaling-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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De Ying Wei, Feng Geng, Shu Mei Liang, Hui Zhao, Ming Liu, Hong Qing Wang
The tumor microenvironment which is a highly heterogeneous entity plays crucial roles in cancer progression. As the most prominent stromal cell types, cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) produce a variety of factors into the tumor microenvironment. In this study, we firstly isolated CAFs from tumor tissues of the patients with ovarian cancer and demonstrated that hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) was highly expressed in the supernatant of CAFs. CAF-derived HGF or human recombinant HGF promoted cell proliferation in human ovarian cell lines SKOV3 and HO-8910 cells...
March 3, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255357/stat3-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-regulated-lentiviral-tk-gcv-suicide-gene-therapy-for-cisplatin-resistant-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#11
Wei-Ying Kuo, Luen Hwu, Chun-Yi Wu, Jhih-Shian Lee, Chi-Wei Chang, Ren-Shyan Liu
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) represents approximately 20% of all breast cancers and appears resistance to conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy, demonstrating a particularly poor prognosis and a significantly worse clinical outcome than other types of cancer. Suicide gene therapy has been used for the in vivo treatment of various solid tumors in recent clinical trials. In tumor microenvironment, STAT3/NF-κB pathways are constitutively activated in stromal cells as well as in cancer stem cells (CSCs)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254840/extracellular-matrix-and-the-myeloid-in-myeloma-compartment-balancing-tolerogenic-and-immunogenic-inflammation-in-the-myeloma-niche
#12
REVIEW
Fotis Asimakopoulos, Chelsea Hope, Michael G Johnson, Adam Pagenkopf, Kimberly Gromek, Bradley Nagel
The last 10-15 years have witnessed a revolution in treating multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of Ab-producing plasma cells. Advances in myeloma therapy were ushered in by novel agents that remodel the myeloma immune microenvironment. The first generation of novel agents included immunomodulatory drugs (thalidomide analogs) and proteasome inhibitors that target crucial pathways that regulate immunity and inflammation, such as NF-κB. This paradigm continued with the recent regulatory approval of mAbs (elotuzumab, daratumumab) that impact both tumor cells and associated immune cells...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218738/adipogenic-niches-for-melanoma-cell-colonization-and-growth-in-bone-marrow
#13
Juan Wang, Guang-Liang Chen, Shan Cao, Ming-Chun Zhao, Yong-Qing Liu, Xiao-Xiang Chen, Cheng Qian
Bone marrow (BM) adipocytes are abundant in BM and may be involved in the process of bone metastasis. However, their behaviors in metastatic BM niches during bone metastasis have not been fully explored. In this study, intracardiac transplantation of B16-F10 melanoma cells into immunocompetent C57BL/6 mice was performed. Tibial marrow sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin, Masson's trichrome, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase, and fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) and analyzed using a histomorphometric system...
February 20, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217128/tumor-associated-lymphatic-vessels-upregulate-pdl1-to-inhibit-t-cell-activation
#14
Lothar C Dieterich, Kristian Ikenberg, Timur Cetintas, Kübra Kapaklikaya, Cornelia Hutmacher, Michael Detmar
Tumor-associated lymphatic vessels (LVs) play multiple roles during tumor progression, including promotion of metastasis and regulation of antitumor immune responses by delivering antigen from the tumor bed to draining lymph nodes (LNs). Under steady-state conditions, LN resident lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) have been found to maintain peripheral tolerance by directly inhibiting autoreactive T-cells. Similarly, tumor-associated lymphatic endothelium has been suggested to reduce antitumor T-cell responses, but the mechanisms that mediate this effect have not been clarified...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211481/effects-of-strength-training-on-osteogenic-differentiation-and-bone-strength-in-aging-female-wistar-rats
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Monique Patricio Singulani, Camila Tami Stringhetta-Garcia, Leandro Figueiredo Santos, Samuel Rodrigues Lourenço Morais, Mário Jefferson Quirino Louzada, Sandra Helena Penha Oliveira, Antonio Hernandes Chaves Neto, Rita Cássia Menegati Dornelles
The effects of strength training (ST) on the mechanical bone strength and osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs) from adult, aged and exercised aged rats were determined. The exercised aged animals displayed higher values of areal bone mineral density, compression test, alkaline phosphatase activity (ALP) and biological mineralization, while oil red O staining for adipocytes was lower. ST increased gene expression of runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), osterix (Osx) as well as bone matrix protein expression, and reduced expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (Pparγ)...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209609/pancreatic-cancer-progress-and-challenges-in-a-rapidly-moving-field
#16
Eric A Collisson, Kenneth P Olive
"Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Science and Clinical Care," a Special Conference of the American Association for Cancer Research, was held in Orlando, FL, on May 12 to 15, bringing together more than 450 basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiologic pancreatic cancer researchers as well as pancreatic cancer patients, survivors, and advocates. Pancreatic cancer remains one of the great challenges in medicine, but the accelerating pace of research and early hints of clinical successes to come were palpable throughout the meeting...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206814/biomarkers-in-tumor-microenvironment-upregulation-of-fibroblast-activation-protein-%C3%AE-correlates-with-gastric-cancer-progression-and-poor-prognosis
#17
Mengmou Hu, Chengjia Qian, Ziwei Hu, Bojian Fei, Haibo Zhou
Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Recent evidence points to importance of cross talk between cancer cells and the surrounding stroma on gastric cancer progression. Tumor microenvironment biomarkers thus represent a new opportunity for diagnostics innovation. Reactive stromal fibroblasts selectively express the fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP-α), a homodimeric integral membrane gelatinase that belongs to the serine protease family. We report here that FAP-α expression is significantly elevated in gastric cancer samples by more than fivefold (p < 0...
January 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202677/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-modulate-growth-factor-signaling-and-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-to-regulate-tumor-metastasis
#18
REVIEW
Begum Erdogan, Donna J Webb
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are major components of the surrounding stroma of carcinomas that emerge in the tumor microenvironment as a result of signals derived from the cancer cells. Biochemical cross-talk between cancer cells and CAFs as well as mechanical remodeling of the stromal extracellular matrix (ECM) by CAFs are important contributors to tumor cell migration and invasion, which are critical for cancer progression from a primary tumor to metastatic disease. In this review, we discuss key paracrine signaling pathways between CAFs and cancer cells that promote cancer cell migration and invasion...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202510/myc-mediates-large-oncosome-induced-fibroblast-reprogramming-in-prostate-cancer
#19
Valentina R Minciacchi, Cristiana Spinelli, Mariana Reis-Sobreiro, Lorenzo Cavallini, Sungyong You, Mandana Zandian, Xiaohong Li, Paola Chiarugi, Rosalyn M Adam, Edwin M Posadas, Giuseppe Viglietto, Michael R Freeman, Emanuele Cocucci, Neil A Bhowmick, Dolores Di Vizio
Communication between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment results in the modulation of complex signaling networks that facilitate tumor progression. Here we describe a new mechanism of intercellular communication originating from large oncosomes (LO), which are cancer cell-derived, atypically large (1-10 μm) extracellular vesicles (EV). We demonstrate that, in the context of prostate cancer, LO harbor sustained AKT1 kinase activity, nominating them as active signaling platforms. Active AKT1 was detected in circulating EV from the plasma of metastatic prostate cancer patients and was LO specific...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199990/activation-of-nk-cells-and-disruption-of-pd-l1-pd-1-axis-two-different-ways-for-lenalidomide-to-block-myeloma-progression
#20
REVIEW
Massimo Giuliani, Bassam Janji, Guy Berchem
Natural Killer (NK) cells play a critical role against tumor cells in hematological malignancies. Their activating receptors are essential in tumor cell killing. In Multiple Myeloma (MM) patients, NK cell differentiation, activation and cytotoxic potential are strongly impaired leading to MM escape from immune surveillance in tissues and bone marrow. Mechanisms used by MM to affect NK cell functions are mediated by the release of soluble factors, the expression of activating and inhibitory NK cell ligands, and the expression of immune check-point inhibitors...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
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