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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621241/hedgehog-signaling-pathway-as-a-potential-target-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-gastric-cancer
#1
Dae-Hee Lee, Suk-Young Lee, Sang Cheul Oh
The sonic hedgehog signaling pathway is critical for cell proliferation, cell differentiation, and organ development during embryogenesis. Aberrant activation of the sonic hedgehog pathway has been associated with a variety of human cancers. Currently, there is no target molecular drug that clinically affects sonic hedgehog activation in patients with gastric cancer. In this review, we will focus on the current clinical treatment options for advanced gastric cancer and discuss the sonic hedgehog signaling pathway...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615312/stem-cells-in-repair-of-gastrointestinal-epithelia
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REVIEW
Amanda Andersson-Rolf, Matthias Zilbauer, Bon-Kyoung Koo, Hans Clevers
Among the endodermal tissues of adult mammals, the gastrointestinal (GI) epithelium exhibits the highest turnover rate. As the ingested food moves along the GI tract, gastric acid, digestive enzymes, and gut resident microbes aid digestion as well as nutrient and mineral absorption. Due to the harsh luminal environment, replenishment of new epithelial cells is essential to maintain organ structure and function during routine turnover and injury repair. Tissue-specific adult stem cells in the GI tract serve as a continuous source for this immense regenerative activity...
July 2017: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611977/clinicopathology-of-early-gastric-carcinoma-an-update-for-pathologists-and-gastroenterologists
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REVIEW
Qin Huang, Xiaoping Zou
BACKGROUND: The WHO defines early gastric carcinoma (EGC) as invasive carcinoma up to the submucosal layer, regardless of nodal metastasis. The recent study results indicate that EGC varies in location, histology, nodal metastasis, and prognosis. SUMMARY: The heterogeneity in EGC may be related to various types of epithelial stem cells. The most important stem cells include Lgr5(+) cells at the base of a gastric unit in the antrum-pylorus-cardia, Mist1(+) cells at the isthmus/Troy(+) cells at the base in the corpus-fundus, and Sox2(+) cells at the base in almost all regions...
March 2017: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600348/loss-of-the-wnt-receptor-frizzled7-in-the-gastric-epithelium-is-deleterious-and-triggers-rapid-repopulation-in-vivo
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Dustin J Flanagan, Nicholas Barker, Cameron Nowell, Hans Clevers, Matthias Ernst, Toby J Phesse, Elizabeth Vincan
The gastric epithelium consists of tubular glandular units each containing several differentiated cells types, and populations of stem cells, which enable the stomach to secrete the acid, mucus and various digestive enzymes required for its function. Cell signalling provides cues to regulate development and homeostasis of adult tissues, however very little is known about which cell signalling pathways are required for homeostasis of the gastric epithelium. Many diseases, such as cancer, arise as a result of deregulation to signalling pathways that regulate homeostasis of the diseased organ...
June 9, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599471/mir-200b-inhibits-cd133-glioma-cells-by-targeting-the-akt-pathway
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Aiqun Liu, Qingyun Yu, Zhongxing Peng, Yeqing Huang, Shengpeng Diao, Jing Cheng, Wentao Wang, Mingfan Hong
MicroRNA-200b (miR-200b) is a tumor suppressor in multiple tumor types, including gastric cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and glioma. The biological significance of a known normal and cancer stem cell marker, CD133, remains elusive. The aim of the present study was to identify the function and mechinism of miR-200b in suppressing CD133(+) glioma cells. CD133(+) glioma cells were sorted by flow cytometry. The expression of miR-200b, Ki67, GAP43, GFAP and CD133 were tested by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599424/wnt10b-is-critical-for-the-progression-of-gastric-cancer
#6
Xiao-Dan Wu, Qing-Li Bie, Bin Zhang, Zi-He Yan, Zhi-Jun Han
The family of Wnt proteins have been implicated in embryogenesis by regulation of cell fate and pattern formation, and also in human carcinogenesis. Wnt10B was previously shown to be involved in breast cancer development. The present study assessed the association of Wnt10B expression in human gastric cancer tissue specimens with clinicopathological data from these patients. Wnt10B expression in the regulation of gastric cancer cell proliferation and migration capacity in vitro was then investigated. The data revealed that Wnt10B mRNA and protein were upregulated in gastric cancer tissue samples and the upregulated Wnt10B mRNA was associated with gastric cancer metastasizing to lymph nodes...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595915/predictive-value-for-lymph-node-metastasis-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cancer-stem-cell-marker-expression-in-early-gastric-cancer
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Kyung Han Nam, Hyuk Yoon, Kyungbun Lee, Do Joong Park, Hyung-Ho Kim, Hye Seung Lee, Eun Shin
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive therapies, including endoscopic mucosal resection or sentinel node navigation surgery, have been widely applied in early gastric cancer because of their benefits in promoting patient quality of life. However, lymph node dissection is beyond the capability of endoscopic therapy, and in sentinel node navigation surgery, the potential for skip metastasis is not negligible. Therefore, the possibility of lymph node metastasis is the most important factor to consider when deciding whether to apply the minimally invasive therapies...
March 21, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581476/lgr5-expressing-chief-cells-drive-epithelial-regeneration-and-cancer-in-the-oxyntic-stomach
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Marc Leushacke, Si Hui Tan, Angeline Wong, Yada Swathi, Amin Hajamohideen, Liang Thing Tan, Jasmine Goh, Esther Wong, Simon L I J Denil, Kazuhiro Murakami, Nick Barker
The daily renewal of the corpus epithelium is fuelled by adult stem cells residing within tubular glands, but the identity of these stem cells remains controversial. Lgr5 marks homeostatic stem cells and 'reserve' stem cells in multiple tissues. Here, we report Lgr5 expression in a subpopulation of chief cells in mouse and human corpus glands. Using a non-variegated Lgr5-2A-CreERT2 mouse model, we show by lineage tracing that Lgr5-expressing chief cells do not behave as corpus stem cells during homeostasis, but are recruited to function as stem cells to effect epithelial renewal following injury by activating Wnt signalling...
June 5, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562343/the-role-of-notch-signaling-in-gastric-carcinoma-molecular-pathogenesis-and-novel-therapeutic-targets
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REVIEW
Yizheng Yao, Ying Ni, Jiawen Zhang, Hua Wang, Shihe Shao
Notch signaling, an evolutionarily conserved signaling cascade system, is involved in promoting the progression of different types of cancers. Within the past decades, the Notch signaling pathway has increasingly been shown to have a primary role in deciding the fate of cancer cells and cancer stem cells in the stomach. Most components of Notch signaling are strongly expressed at different levels in gastric carcinoma tissue samples and are associated with a considerable number of clinical parameters. Moreover, crosstalk signaling between the Notch pathway and the Wnt, Ras, and NF-κB pathways promotes the process of gastric carcinogenesis...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560293/isthmus-stem-cells-are-the-origins-of-metaplasia-in-the-gastric-corpus
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Yoku Hayakawa, James G Fox, Timothy C Wang
The acquisition of genetic/epigenetic mutations in long-lived gastrointestinal stem cells leads to the development of cancer, as well as precancerous lesions such as metaplasia and dysplasia. In the proximal stomach corpus, this model of progression from stem cells has been supported by studies in mice and human beings, showing abundant proliferation in the isthmus and clonal expansion of mutated cells from the stem cell region. An alternative theory proposes that gastric metaplasia arises from mature differentiated chief cells...
July 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560289/initiation-and-maintenance-of-gastric-cancer-a-focus-on-cd44-variant-isoforms-and-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Yana Zavros
Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death. Although the incidence of gastric cancer in the United States is relatively low, it remains significantly higher in some countries, including Japan and Korea. Interactions between cancer stem cells and the tumor microenvironment can have a substantial impact on tumor characteristics and contribute to heterogeneity. The mechanisms responsible for maintaining malignant cancer stem cells within the tumor microenvironment in human gastric cancer are largely unknown...
July 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546810/a-downmodulated-microrna-profiling-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#12
Tao Zhang, Chang Liu, Shi Huang, Yuanping Ma, Jiansong Fang, Yuanneng Chen
Objective. Here, we aim to investigate the microRNA (miR) profiling in human gastric cancer (GC). Methods. Tumoral and matched peritumoral gastric specimens were collected from 12 GC patients who underwent routine surgery. A high-throughput miR sequencing method was applied to detect the aberrantly expressed miRs in a subset of 6 paired samples. The stem-loop quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assay was subsequently performed to confirm the sequencing results in the remaining 6 paired samples...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529558/sirna-mediated-knockdown-of-id1-disrupts-nanog-and-oct-4-mediated-cancer-stem-cell-likeness-and-resistance-to-chemotherapy-in-gastric-cancer-cells
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Linlin Li, Xiaoyong Wei, Baofeng Wu, Yuanli Xiao, Mingzhu Yin, Qiaohong Yang
DNA-binding protein inhibitor ID-1 (ID1) serves an essential role in tumor progression, and the self-renewal and pluripotency of embryonic stem cells. However, the effect of ID1 on the stemness and cancer stem cell (CSC)-like properties of gastric adenocarcinoma cells remains to be elucidated. In the present study, effective ID1 knockdown was achieved in gastric cancer (GC) cells using small interfering RNA, and the self-renewal ability and cisplatin (DDP) sensitivity of GC cells was subsequently examined. ID1 knockdown in the MKN-28 and MGC-803 cell lines was demonstrated to significantly suppress colony formation (P=0...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521458/overexpression-of-musashi-1-protein-is-associated-with-progression-and-poor-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer
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Zhangxuan Shou, Xue Jin, Xujun He, Zhongsheng Zhao, Yuan Chen, Meihua Ye, Jiong Yao
Musashi-1, an evolutionally conserved RNA-binding protein, has been implicated in the promotion of pathological stem cell proliferation, including tumorigenesis. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the expression of Musashi-1 protein and its implications in the progression and prognosis of gastric cancer. The expression level of Musashi-1 protein in gastric cancer was determined by western blotting and immunohistochemistry, and compared with the clinicopathological parameters. The present study revealed that the expression level of Musashi-1 protein in gastric cancer was significantly upregulated and correlated with the tumor size, tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stage, Lauren classification, depth of invasion, vessel invasion, lymph node metastasis and distant metastasis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507278/regulation-of-cd44v6-expression-in-gastric-carcinoma-by-the-il-6-stat3-signaling-pathway-and-its-clinical-significance
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Yuan-Yuan Xu, Ming Guo, Liu-Qing Yang, Fan Zhou, Cao Yu, Aixiu Wang, Tao-Hong Pang, Hong-Yan Wu, Xiao-Ping Zou, Wei-Jie Zhang, Lei Wang, Gui-Fang Xu, Qin Huang
As a cancer stem cell marker, CD44 variant 6 (CD44v6) has been implicated in carcinogenesis, tumor progression, and metastasis in a variety of human carcinomas. However, little is known about the expression of CD44v6 in Gastric Carcinoma (GC). Therefore we investigated CD44v6 expression in clinical specimen and further explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. In this study, we systemically investigated CD44v6 expression by immunohistochemistry in normal, premalignant gastric mucosa (low and high grade intraepithelial neoplasia), and GC at various stages...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505005/gastric-cancer-with-primitive-enterocyte-phenotype-an-aggressive-subgroup-of-intestinal-type-adenocarcinoma
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Sho Yamazawa, Tetsuo Ushiku, Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku, Akimasa Hayashi, Akiko Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Abe, Amane Tagashira, Hiroharu Yamashita, Yasuyuki Seto, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Masashi Fukayama
A primitive cell-like gene expression signature is associated with aggressive phenotypes of various cancers. We assessed the expression of phenotypic markers characterizing primitive cells and its correlation with clinicopathologic and molecular characteristics in gastric cancer. Immunohistochemical analysis of a panel of primitive phenotypic markers, including embryonic stem cell markers (OCT4, NANOG, SALL4, CLDN6, and LIN28) and known oncofetal proteins (AFP and GPC3), was performed using tissue microarray on 386 gastric cancers...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502334/ap-1-expression-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-immune-disorders-and-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Shivtia Trop-Steinberg, Yehudit Azar
The inflammatory response is known to have a significant role in certain autoimmune diseases and malignancies. We review current knowledge regarding the functions of activator protein 1 (AP-1) as an important modulator in several immune disorders and carcinomas. AP-1 is overexpressed in rheumatoid arthritis and in long-term allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation survivors; however, decreased expression of AP-1 has been observed in psoriasis, systematic lupus erythematosus and in patients who do not survive after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501092/emerging-novel-therapeutic-agents-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-gastroesophageal-and-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#18
REVIEW
Gayathri Anandappa, Ian Chau
With further understanding of the biology of gastric and gastroesophageal adenocarcinomas, strides are being made to find effective treatments through novel trial designs. This article focuses on the ongoing trials of drugs targeting specific hallmarks of gastric and gastroesophageal cancers, including oncogene addiction proliferative pathways (fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 amplified tumors), stem cell inhibition, apoptotic induction through claudin inhibitors, and matrix metalloproteinase inhibition...
June 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499891/sapho-autophagy-il-1-foxo1-and-propionibacterium-cutibacterium-acnes
#19
Jean-Marie Berthelot, Stéphane Corvec, Gilles Hayem
Overt infection by Propionibacterium acnes is lacking in many SAPHO syndromes, and antibiotics have only a transient and incomplete effect, either in SAPHO syndrome or acne. As several auto-inflammatory bone disorders sharing overproduction of IL-1β can mimic SAPHO, this syndrome could partly depend on genetically encoded overproduction of IL-1β. However, cyclic intracellular infections, mostly by P. acnes, can contribute to the enhanced IL-1β release by some skin cells, and probably by bone cells. P. acnes is indeed a powerful trigger of NLRP3-inflammasome activation and IL-1β, leading to osteitis and enhanced mesenchymal cells differentiation in osteoblasts...
May 9, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468587/microrna-34-dysregulation-in-gastric-cancer-and-gastric-cancer-stem-cell
#20
Narjes Jafari, Saeid Abediankenari
Gastric cancer is a major cause of cancer mortality worldwide, with a low survival rate for patients with advanced forms of the disease. Over the recent decades, the investigation of the pathophysiological mechanisms of tumourigenesis has opened promising avenues to understand some of the complexities of cancer treatment. However, tumour regeneration and metastasis impose great difficulty for gastric cancer cure. In recent years, cancer stem cells - a small subset of tumour cells in many cancers - have become a major focus of cancer research...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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