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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186678/gamma-secretase-inhibitor-ix-gsi-impairs-concomitant-activation-of-notch-and-wnt-beta-catenin-pathways-in-cd44-gastric-cancer-stem-cells
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Samarpita Barat, Xi Chen, Khac Cuong Bui, Przemyslaw Bozko, Julian Götze, Matthias Christgen, Till Krech, Nisar P Malek, Ruben R Plentz
Cancer stem cells (CSC) are associated with tumor resistance and are characterized in gastric cancer (GC). Studies have indicated that Notch and wnt-beta-catenin pathways are crucial for CSC development. Using CD44(+) CSCs, we investigated the role of these pathways in GC carcinogenesis. We performed cell proliferation, wound healing, invasion, tumorsphere, and apoptosis assays. Immunoblot analysis of downstream signaling targets of Notch and wnt-beta-catenin were tested after gamma-secretase inhibitor IX (GSI) treatment...
February 3, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174732/the-gastric-epithelium-slow-starter-in-the-stem-cell-lineage-specification-stakes
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EDITORIAL
Nicholas Wright
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165396/proanthocyanidin-characterization-and-bioactivity-of-extracts-from-different-parts-of-uncaria-tomentosa-l-cat-s-claw
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Mirtha Navarro-Hoyos, Rosa Lebrón-Aguilar, Jesús E Quintanilla-López, Carolina Cueva, David Hevia, Silvia Quesada, Gabriela Azofeifa, M Victoria Moreno-Arribas, María Monagas, Begoña Bartolomé
Apart from alkaloids, bioactive properties of Uncaria tomentosa L. have been attributed to its phenolic constituents. Although there are some reports concerning low-molecular-weight polyphenols in U. tomentosa, its polymeric phenolic composition has been scarcely studied. In this study, phenolic-rich extracts from leaves, stems, bark and wood (n = 14) of Uncaria tomentosa plants from several regions of Costa Rica were obtained and analysed in respect to their proanthocyanidin profile determined by a quadrupole-time-of-flight analyser (ESI-QTOF MS)...
February 4, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163802/nitrative-and-oxidative-dna-damage-in-infection-related-carcinogenesis-in-relation-to-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Shosuke Kawanishi, Shiho Ohnishi, Ning Ma, Yusuke Hiraku, Shinji Oikawa, Mariko Murata
Infection and chronic inflammation have been recognized as important factors for carcinogenesis. Under inflammatory conditions, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are generated from inflammatory and epithelial cells, and result in the formation of oxidative and nitrative DNA lesions, such as 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) and 8-nitroguanine. The DNA damage can cause mutations and has been implicated in inflammation-mediated carcinogenesis. It has been estimated that various infectious agents are carcinogenic to humans (IARC group 1), including bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H...
2017: Genes and Environment: the Official Journal of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159868/using-murine-derived-primary-intestinal-enteroids-for-studies-of-dietary-triglyceride-absorption-and-lipoprotein-synthesis-and-to-determine-the-role-of-intestine-specific-apoc-iii
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Javeed J Jattan, Cayla N Rodia, Diana Li, Adama C Diakhate, Hongli Dong, Amy M Bataille, Noah F Shroyer, Alison B Kohan
Since its initial report in 2009, the intestinal enteroid culture system has been a powerful tool used to study stem cell biology and development in the gastrointestinal tract. However, a major question is whether enteroids retain intestinal function and physiology. There have been significant contributions describing ion transport physiology of human intestinal organoid cultures, as well as physiology of gastric organoids, but critical studies on dietary fat absorption and chylomicron synthesis in primary intestinal enteroids have not been undertaken...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153736/proteogenomic-analysis-of-ncc-s1m-a-gastric-cancer-stem-cell-like-cell-line-that-responds-to-anti-pd-1
#6
Jun Won Park, Hyejin Um, Hanna Yang, Woori Ko, Dae-Yong Kim, Hark Kyun Kim
To elucidate signaling pathways that regulate gastric cancer stem cell (CSC) phenotypes and immune checkpoint, we performed a proteogenomic analysis of NCC-S1M, which is a gastric cancer cell line with CSC-like characteristics and is the only syngeneic gastric tumor cell line transplant model created in the scientific community. We found that the NCC-S1M allograft was responsive to anti-PD-1 treatment, and overexpressed Cd274 encoding PD-L1. PD-L1 was transcriptionally activated by loss of the TGF-β signaling...
January 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151409/helicobacter-pylori-induced-gastric-pathology-insights-from-in-vivo-and-ex-vivo-models
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REVIEW
Michael D Burkitt, Carrie A Duckworth, Jonathan M Williams, D Mark Pritchard
Gastric colonization with Helicobacter pylori induces diverse human pathological conditions, including superficial gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, and gastric adenocarcinoma and its precursors. The treatment of these conditions often relies on the eradication of H. pylori, an intervention that is increasingly difficult to achieve and that does not prevent disease progression in some contexts. There is, therefore, a pressing need to develop new experimental models of H...
February 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150722/mir-27a-rs895819-is-involved-in-increased-atrophic-gastritis-risk-improved-gastric-cancer-prognosis-and-negative-interaction-with-helicobacter-pylori
#8
Qian Xu, Tie-Jun Chen, Cai-Yun He, Li-Ping Sun, Jing-Wei Liu, Yuan Yuan
MiR-27a rs895819 is a loop-stem structure single nucleotide polymorphism affecting mature miR-27a function. In this study, we performed a comprehensive analysis about the association of rs895819 with gastric cancer risk and prognosis, atrophic gastritis risk, as well as the interactions with environmental factors. A total of 939 gastric cancer patients, 1,067 atrophic gastritis patients and 1,166 healthy controls were screened by direct sequencing and MALDI-TOF-MS. The association of rs895819 with clinical pathological parameters and prognostic survival in 357 gastric cancer patients was also been analyzed...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145881/il-17b-activated-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhance-proliferation-and-migration-of-gastric-cancer-cells
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Qingli Bie, Bin Zhang, Caixia Sun, Xiaoyun Ji, Prince Amoah Barnie, Chen Qi, Jingjing Peng, Danyi Zhang, Dong Zheng, Zhaoliang Su, Shengjun Wang, Huaxi Xu
Mesenchymal stem cells are important cells in tumor microenvironment. We have previously demonstrated that IL-17B/IL-17RB signal promoted progression of gastric cancer. In this study, we further explored the effect of IL-17B on mesenchymal stem cells in tumor microenvironment and its impact on the tumor progression. The results showed that IL-17B induced the expression of stemness-related genes Nanog, Sox2, and Oct4 in mesenchymal stem cells and enhanced its tumor-promoting effect. The supernatant from cultured mesenchymal stem cells after treating with exogenous rIL-17B promoted the proliferation and migration of MGC-803, therefor suggesting that rIL-17B might promote mesenchymal stem cells to produce soluble factors...
January 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124153/gastric-organoids-an-emerging-model-system-to-study-helicobacter-pylori-pathogenesis
#10
Malvika Pompaiah, Sina Bartfeld
Helicobacter research classically uses fixed human tissue, animal models or cancer cell lines. Each of these study objects has its advantages and has brought central insights into the infection process. Nevertheless, in model systems for basic and medical research, there is a gap between two-dimensional and most often transformed cell cultures and three-dimensional, highly organized tissues. In recent years, stem cell research has provided the means to fill this gap. The identification of the niche factors that support growth, expansion and differentiation of stem cells in vitro has allowed the development of three-dimensional culture systems called organoids...
2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123556/circulating-tumor-cells-expressing-cancer-stem-cell-marker-cd44-as-a-diagnostic-biomarker-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#11
Toru Watanabe, Tomoyuki Okumura, Katsuhisa Hirano, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Shinichi Sekine, Takuya Nagata, Kazuhiro Tsukada
Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a marker for circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in various types of cancer, while cluster of differentiation 44 (CD44) is a marker for gastric cancer (GC) stem cells. To evaluate the clinical significance of CD44(+) CTCs in patients with GC in the present study, the number of EpCAM(+)CD44(+) and EpCAM(+)CD44(-) cells were detected in the peripheral blood of 26 GC patients and 12 healthy volunteers using flow cytometry. The number (mean ± standard deviation) of EpCAM(+)CD44(+) cells in the GC patients and healthy volunteers was 69...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121015/cytokine-networks-and-their-association-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-gastric-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Vahid Bagheri, Bahram Memar, Amir Abbas Momtazi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Mehran Gholamin
Cytokine networks as dynamic networks are pivotal aspects of tumor immunology, especially in gastric cancer (GC), in which infection, inflammation, and antitumor immunity are key elements of disease progression. In this review, we describe functional roles of well-known GC-modulatory cytokines, highlight the functions of cytokines with more recently described roles in GC, and emphasize the therapeutic potential of targeting the complex cytokine milieu. We also focus on the role of Helicobacter pylori (HP)-induced inflammation in GC and discuss how HP-induced chronic inflammation can lead to the induction of stem cell hyperplasia, morphological changes in gastric mucosa and GC development...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117883/identifying-and-targeting-cancer-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-gastric-cancer
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REVIEW
Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Bassel El-Rayes
Current treatment regimens for gastric cancer are not adequate. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) may be a key driving factor for growth and metastasis of this tumor type. In contrast to the conventional clonal evolution hypothesis, CSCs can initiate tumor formation, self-renew, and differentiate into tumor-propagating cells. Because gastric cancer can originate from CSCs, it is necessary to review current targets of signaling pathways for CSCs in gastric cancer that are being studied in clinical trials. These pathways are known to regulate the self-renewal and differentiation process in gastric CSCs...
January 24, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105339/analysis-of-multiple-types-of-human-cells-subsequent-to-bioprinting-with-electrospraying-technology
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Yu Xin, Gang Chai, Ting Zhang, Xiangsheng Wang, Miao Qu, Andy Tan, Melia Bogari, Ming Zhu, Li Lin, Qingxi Hu, Yuanyuan Liu, Yan Zhang
The aim of the present study was to investigate bioprinting with electrospraying technology using multiple types of human cell suspensions as bio-ink, in order to lay the initial foundations for the application of the bioprinting technology in tissue engineering. In the current study, six types of human cells were selected and cultured, including human fibroblasts, human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs), human periodontal ligament cells (HPDLCs), adult human retinal pigment epithelial cells (ARPE-19), human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human gastric epithelial cell line (GES-1)...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077560/mechanistic-insights-into-type-i-toxin-antitoxin-systems-in-helicobacter-pylori-the-importance-of-mrna-folding-in-controlling-toxin-expression
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Hélène Arnion, Dursun Nizam Korkut, Sara Masachis Gelo, Sandrine Chabas, Jérémy Reignier, Isabelle Iost, Fabien Darfeuille
Type I toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems have been identified in a wide range of bacterial genomes. Here, we report the characterization of a new type I TA system present on the chromosome of the major human gastric pathogen, Helicobacter pylori We show that the aapA1 gene encodes a 30 amino acid peptide whose artificial expression in H. pylori induces cell death. The synthesis of this toxin is prevented by the transcription of an antitoxin RNA, named IsoA1, expressed on the opposite strand of the toxin gene. We further reveal additional layers of post-transcriptional regulation that control toxin expression: (i) transcription of the aapA1 gene generates a full-length transcript whose folding impedes translation (ii) a 3' end processing of this message generates a shorter transcript that, after a structural rearrangement, becomes translatable (iii) but this rearrangement also leads to the formation of two stem-loop structures allowing formation of an extended duplex with IsoA1 via kissing-loop interactions...
January 10, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076840/hif-1%C3%AE-induces-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-gastric-cancer-stem-cells-through-the-snail-pathway
#16
Shi-Wei Yang, Zhi-Gang Zhang, Ying-Xue Hao, Yong-Liang Zhao, Feng Qian, Yan Shi, Ping-Ang Li, Chun-Yang Liu, Pei-Wu Yu
Substantial evidence suggests that the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) phenotype is associated with the invasive characteristics of cancer stem cells (CSCs),which possess an EMT phenotype that may predominate in tumor invasion and metastasis. However, the mechanisms for the generation and regulation of these CSCs have not been clearly defined. As hypoxia and EMT-related factors may have important functions in EMT-like CSCs, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hypoxia on these cells...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053963/expression-of-leucine-rich-repeat-containing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-5-and-cd44-potential-implications-for-gastric-cancer-stem-cell-marker
#17
Yoon Jin Choi, Nayoung Kim, Hye Seung Lee, Seon Mee Park, Ji Hyun Park, Hyuk Yoon, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Jin-Wook Kim, Dong Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: The human leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor (LGR) 5 and CD44 are one of the candidates for the marker of gastric cancer stem cells. We compared the expressions of two genes among control, dysplasia and cancer groups. METHODS: We compared the mRNA expression of LGR5, CD44 and CD44v8-10 and immunohistochemistry (IHC) of LGR5 and CD44 in gastric antral mucosa of 45 controls, 36 patients with gastric dysplasia, and 39 patients with early gastric cancer...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052057/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-promotes-gastric-fundus-specification-in-mice-and-humans
#18
Kyle W McCracken, Eitaro Aihara, Baptiste Martin, Calyn M Crawford, Taylor Broda, Julie Treguier, Xinghao Zhang, John M Shannon, Marshall H Montrose, James M Wells
Despite the global prevalence of gastric disease, there are few adequate models in which to study the fundus epithelium of the human stomach. We differentiated human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into gastric organoids containing fundic epithelium by first identifying and then recapitulating key events in embryonic fundus development. We found that disruption of Wnt/β-catenin signalling in mouse embryos led to conversion of fundic to antral epithelium, and that β-catenin activation in hPSC-derived foregut progenitors promoted the development of human fundic-type gastric organoids (hFGOs)...
January 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046028/predictive-value-of-stemness-factor-sox2-in-gastric-cancer-is-associated-with-tumor-location-and-stage
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Lang Yang, Jun-Feng Xu, Qian Kang, Ai-Qin Li, Peng Jin, Xin Wang, Yu-Qi He, Na Li, Tao Cheng, Jian-Qiu Sheng
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are thought to be the "root" of cancer. Although stemness-related factors ALDH1A1 and Sox2 have been used as markers to identify gastric CSCs, the expression pattern and significance of these factors in gastric cancer have not been sufficiently demonstrated. In this study, the expressions of ALDH1A1 and Sox2 were detected by immunohistochemistry in 122 gastric cancer specimens. And the correlation between Sox2 or ALDH1A1 expression and clinicopathological parameters and overall survival data were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045993/change-in-the-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-nnos-positive-neuronal-cells-with-aging-in-the-stomach-of-f344-rats
#20
Yong Hwan Kwon, Nayoung Kim, Ryoung Hee Nam, Ji Hyun Park, Sun Min Lee, Sung Kook Kim, Hye Seung Lee, Yong Sung Kim, Dong Ho Lee
The gastric accommodation reflex is an important mechanism in gastric physiology. However, the aging-associated structural and functional changes in gastric relaxation have not yet been established. Thus, we evaluated the molecular changes of interstitial cell of Cajal (ICC) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and the function changes in the corpus of F344 rats at different ages (6-, 31-, 74-wk and 2-yr). The proportion of the c-Kit-positive area in the submucosal border (SMB) and myenteric plexus (MP) layer was significantly lower in the older rats, as indicated by immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
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