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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340100/glioblastoma-stem-cell-differentiation-into-endothelial-cells-evidenced-through-live-cell-imaging
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Xin Mei, Yin-Sheng Chen, Fu-Rong Chen, Shao-Yan Xi, Zhong-Ping Chen
Background.: Glioblastoma cell-initiated vascularization is an alternative angiogenesis called vasculogenic mimicry. However, current knowledge on the mechanism of de novo vessel formation from glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) is limited. Methods.: Sixty-four glioblastoma samples from patients and 10 fluorescent glioma xenograft samples were examined by immunofluorescence staining for endothelial marker (CD34 and CD31) and glial cell marker (glial fibrillary acidic protein [GFAP]) expression...
March 8, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330647/hypoxia-and-hif-pathway-in-cancer-and-the-placenta
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Philip S Macklin, James McAuliffe, Christopher W Pugh, Atsushi Yamamoto
In this review we note that the placenta and cancer both develop in microenvironments in which there are gradients of oxygen availability. Whilst fundamentally different in that placental development is organised and physiological whilst cancer is chaotic and pathological, there are similarities in their respective capacities to proliferate, invade adjacent tissues, generate a blood supply and avoid rejection by the immune system. We provide a brief description of the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathway and indicate the ways by which HIF activity can be regulated to achieve oxygen homeostasis...
March 16, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320399/vasculogenic-mimicry-signaling-revisited-focus-on-non-vascular-ve-cadherin
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Daniel Delgado-Bellido, Santiago Serrano-Saenz, Mónica Fernández-Cortés, F Javier Oliver
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a blood supply system independent of endothelial vessels in tumor cells from different origins. It reflects the plasticity of aggressive tumor cells that express vascular cell markers and line tumor vasculature. The presence of VM is associated with a high tumor grade, short survival, invasion and metastasis. Endothelial cells (ECs) express various members of the cadherin superfamily, in particular vascular endothelial (VE-) cadherin, which is the main adhesion receptor of endothelial adherent junctions...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314272/immunohistochemical-study-of-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-angiogenesis-in-melanocytic-tumors-of-the-eye-and-the-periocular-area
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Konstantinos Spiliopoulos, Dimitrios Peschos, Anna Batistatou, Ioannis Ntountas, Alexandra Papoudou-Bai, Aikaterini Zioga, Niki Agnantis, Georgios Kitsos
BACKGROUND/AIM: The ability of a tumor to grow requires a sufficient blood supply. Microvascular density is considered the standard for assessing the neovasculature. Tumor cell vasculogenic mimicry refers to the formation of tumor cell-lined vessels that contribute to tumor neovascularization. The aim of the present work was to study angiogenesis and vasculogenic mimicry in benign and malignant melanocytic tumors of the eye and the periocular region. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Histological sections from 118 patients were studied...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284719/hypoxia-mediated-mechanisms-associated-with-antiangiogenic-treatment-resistance-in-glioblastomas
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REVIEW
Sean Mahase, Rachel N Rattenni, Pieter Wesseling, William Leenders, Clarissa Baldotto, Rajan Jain, David Zagzag
Glioblastomas (GBMs) are malignant tumors characterized by their vascularity and invasive capabilities. Antiangiogenic therapy (AAT) is a treatment option that targets GBM-associated vasculature to mitigate the growth of GBMs. However, AAT demonstrates transient effects, because many patients eventually develop resistance to this treatment. Several recent studies attempt to explain the molecular and biochemical basis of resistance to AAT in GBM patients. Experimental investigations suggest that the induction of extensive intratumoral hypoxia plays a key role in GBM escape from AAT...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268166/long-non-coding-rna-malat1-promotes-gastric-cancer-tumorigenicity-and-metastasis-by-regulating-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-angiogenesis
#6
Yue Li, Zhenzhen Wu, Jia Yuan, Li Sun, Li Lin, Na Huang, Jianping Bin, Yulin Liao, Wangjun Liao
MALAT1 is an oncogenic long non-coding RNA that has been found to promote the proliferation of many malignant cell types and non-malignant human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). However, the functions of MALAT1 in vasculogenic mimicry (VM) and angiogenesis and the potential mechanisms responsible have not yet been investigated in any malignancy. Here, in situ hybridization and CD31/periodic acid-Schiff double staining of 150 gastric cancer (GC) clinical specimens revealed that MALAT1 expression was tightly associated with densities of VM and endothelial vessels...
March 6, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225457/rhoa-rock-pathway-inhibition-by-fasudil-suppresses-the-vasculogenic-mimicry-of-u2os-osteosarcoma-cells-in-vitro
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Yun Xia, Xianyi Cai, Jiquan Fan, Liling Zhang, Zhenyu Li, Jinghua Ren, Gang Wu, Fang Zhu
GTPase RhoA and its downstream Rho-associated coiled-coil-containing protein kinases (ROCKs) are frequently overexpressed in human cancers. Inhibition of the RhoA/ROCK pathway blocks angiogenesis mediated by the vascular endothelial growth factor, which led us to investigate the role of this pathway in vasculogenic mimicry (VM) - a process by which aggressive cancer cells form vessel-like structures that provide adequate blood supply for tumor growth. We showed that the expression of RhoA and its effector kinases ROCK1/2 was much higher in human osteosarcoma (OS) tissues and the human OS cell line U2OS than in nontumorous tissues and cell line hFOB 1...
February 20, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214640/the-art-of-mimicry-anterior-clinoid-dural-based-cavernous-hemangioma-mistaken-for-a-meningioma
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Tarek R Mansour, Yacine Medhkour, Pouya Entezami, Robert Mrak, Jason Schroeder, Azedine Medhkour
BACKGROUND: Cavernous hemangiomas account for 5%-13% of central nervous system vascular lesions. They are usually found intra-axially but rarely involve extra-axial structures, most commonly the middle cranial fossa. A cavernous hemangioma manifesting as a clinoid meningioma is extremely rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 36-year-old man presented with an asymptomatic intracranial mass found incidentally after a motor vehicle accident. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-defined dural-based lesion arising from the right anterior clinoid process that was nearly homogeneously enhancing...
February 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165469/notch3-signaling-mediated-melanoma-endothelial-crosstalk-regulates-melanoma-stem-like-cell-homeostasis-and-niche-morphogenesis
#9
Mei-Yu Hsu, Moon Hee Yang, Caroline I Schnegg, Soonyean Hwang, Byungwoo Ryu, Rhoda M Alani
Melanoma is among the most virulent cancers, owing to its propensity to metastasize and its resistance to current therapies. The treatment failure is largely attributed to tumor heterogeneity, particularly subpopulations possessing stem cell-like properties, ie, melanoma stem-like cells (MSLCs). Evidence indicates that the MSLC phenotype is malleable and may be acquired by non-MSLCs through phenotypic switching upon appropriate stimuli, the so-called 'dynamic stemness'. Since the phenotypic characteristics and functional integrity of MSLCs depend on their vascular niche, using a two-dimensional (2D) melanoma-endothelium co-culture model, where the MSLC niche is recapitulated in vitro, we identified Notch3 signaling pathway as a micro-environmental cue governing MSLC phenotypic plasticity via pathway-specific gene expression arrays...
February 6, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164062/case-report-of-mimicry-between-synovial-hemangioma-and-synovial-chondromatosis-of-the-shoulder
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Justin Colanese, Akin Cil, Nkem Egekeze, Kamani Lankachandra, Suhel Kotwal
INTRODUCTION: Synovial hemangioma is a developmental hamartoma of vascular tissue within the synovium; no cases involving the shoulder girdle have been described in the literature. Synovial chondromatosis is a benign condition in which synovial cells undergo metaplasia into hyaline cartilage and is also thought to infrequently affect the shoulder region. CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old female presented with left shoulder pain of 7-year duration. Magnetic resonance image displayed a 2...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149332/the-immunomodulatory-anticancer-agent-rrx-001-induces-an-interferon-response-through-epigenetic-induction-of-viral-mimicry
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Hongjuan Zhao, Shoucheng Ning, Rosalie Nolley, Jan Scicinski, Bryan Oronsky, Susan J Knox, Donna M Peehl
BACKGROUND: RRx-001, a dinitroazetidine derivative, is a novel anticancer agent currently in phase II clinical trials. It mediates immunomodulatory effects either directly through polarization of tumor associated macrophages or indirectly through vascular normalization and increased T-lymphocyte infiltration. With multiple additional mechanisms of action including upregulation of oxidative stress, depletion of GSH and NADPH, anti-angiogenesis and epigenetic modulation, RRx-001 is being studied as a radio- and chemo-sensitizer to resensitize tumors to prior therapy and to prime tumors to respond to radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy in combination therapy studies...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066821/evaluation-of-receptor-ligand-mechanisms-of-dual-targeted-particles-to-an-inflamed-endothelium
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Catherine A Fromen, Margaret B Fish, Anthony Zimmerman, Reheman Adili, Michael Holinstat, Omolola Eniola-Adefeso
Vascular-targeted carriers (VTCs) are designed as leukocyte mimics, decorated with ligands that target leukocyte adhesion molecules (LAMs) and facilitate adhesion to diseased endothelium. VTCs require different design considerations than other targeted particle therapies; adhesion of VTCs in regions with dynamic blood flow requires multiple ligand-receptor (LR) pairs that provide particle adhesion and disease specificity. Despite the ultimate goal of leukocyte mimicry, the specificity of multiple LAM-targeted VTCs remains poorly understood, especially in physiological environments...
March 2016: Bioeng Transl Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029338/vasculogenic-mimicry-in-malignant-mesothelioma-an-experimental-and-immunohistochemical-analysis
#13
Emily Pulford, Ashleigh Hocking, Kim Griggs, James McEvoy, Claudine Bonder, Douglas W Henderson, Sonja Klebe
Vasculogenic mimicry, the process in which cancer cells form angiomatoid structures independent of or in addition to host angiogenesis has been recorded in several otherwise non-endothelial malignant neoplasms. This study describes evidence of routine vascular mimicry by human mesothelioma cell lines in vitro, when the cell lines are cultured alone or co-cultured with human umbilical vascular endothelial cells, with the formation of angiomatoid tubular networks. Vasculogenic mimicry is also supported by immunohistochemical demonstration of human-specific anti-mitochondria antibody labelling of tumour-associated vasculature of human mesothelioma cells xenotransplanted into nude mice, and by evidence of vascular mimicry in some biopsy samples of human malignant mesotheliomas...
October 28, 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990624/vascular-mimicry-in-glioblastoma-following-anti-angiogenic-and-anti-20-hete-therapies
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Kartik Angara, Mohammad H Rashid, Adarsh Shankar, Roxan Ara, Asm Iskander, Thaiz F Borin, Meenu Jain, Bhagelu R Achyut, Ali S Arbab
Glioblastoma (GBM) is one hypervascular and hypoxic tumor known among solid tumors. Antiangiogenic therapeutics (AATs) have been tested as an adjuvant to normalize blood vessels and control abnormal vasculature. Evidence of relapse exemplified in the progressive tumor growth following AAT reflects development of resistance to AATs. Here, we identified that GBM following AAT (Vatalanib) acquired an alternate mechanism to support tumor growth, called vascular mimicry (VM). We observed that Vatalanib induced VM vessels are positive for periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) matrix but devoid of any endothelium on the inner side and lined by tumor cells on the outer-side...
December 19, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956462/evaluation-of-neovascularization-patterns-in-an-orthotopic-rat-glioma-model-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
#15
Du Xuesong, Xue Wei, Liu Heng, Chen Xiao, Wang Shunan, Guo Yu, Zhang Weiguo
Background Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) has been proved useful in evaluating glioma angiogenesis, but the utility in evaluating neovascularization patterns has not been reported. Purpose To evaluate in vivo real-time glioma neovascularization patterns by measuring glioma perfusion quantitatively using DCE-MRI. Material and Methods Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were used to establish C6 orthotopic glioma model and underwent MRI and pathology detections. As MRI and pathology were performed at six time points (i...
January 1, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956272/vasculogenic-mimicry-in-malignant-mesothelioma-an-experimental-and-immunohistochemical-analysis
#16
Emily Pulford, Ashleigh Hocking, Kim Griggs, James McEvoy, Claudine Bonder, Douglas W Henderson, Sonja Klebe
Vasculogenic mimicry, the process in which cancer cells form angiomatoid structures independent of or in addition to host angiogenesis has been recorded in several otherwise non-endothelial malignant neoplasms. This study describes evidence of routine vascular mimicry by human mesothelioma cell lines in vitro, when the cell lines are cultured alone or co-cultured with human umbilical vascular endothelial cells, with the formation of angiomatoid tubular networks. Vasculogenic mimicry is also supported by immunohistochemical demonstration of human-specific anti-mitochondria antibody labelling of tumour-associated vasculature of human mesothelioma cells xenotransplanted into nude mice, and by evidence of vascular mimicry in some biopsy samples of human malignant mesotheliomas...
December 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901477/the-neurotrophin-neuritin1-cpg15-is-involved-in-melanoma-migration-attachment-independent-growth-and-vascular-mimicry
#17
Anja Katrin Bosserhoff, Nadja Schneider, Lisa Ellmann, Lucie Heinzerling, Silke Kuphal
The neurotrophin Neuritin1 (NRN1; cpg15) belongs to the candidate plasticity gene (CPG) family and is expressed in postmitotic-differentiating neurons of the developmental nervous system and neuronal structures associated with plasticity in the brain of human adult.Our newest findings document that NRN1 deregulation could contribute also to disease development and have impact on malignant melanoma. Our analyses displayed the over-expression of NRN1 in melanoma in vitro and in vivo, shown by immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR on microdissected melanoma tissue; furthermore, soluble NRN1 was detectable in tissue culture supernatant and serum of melanoma patients...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834402/macrophages-form-functional-vascular-mimicry-channels-in-vivo
#18
Faith H Barnett, Mauricio Rosenfeld, Malcolm Wood, William B Kiosses, Yoshihiko Usui, Valentina Marchetti, Edith Aguilar, Martin Friedlander
Macrophages, key cells of the innate immune system, are known to support angiogenesis but are not believed to directly form vessel walls. Here we show that macrophages structurally form primitive, NON-ENDOTHELIAL "vessels" or vascular mimicry (VM) channels in both tumor and angiogenesis in vivo models. These channels are functionally connected to the systemic vasculature as they are perfused by intravenously injected dye. Since both models share hypoxic micro-environments, we hypothesized that hypoxia may be an important mediator of VM formation...
November 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827359/vasculogenic-mimicry-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Stuart C Williamson, Robert L Metcalf, Francesca Trapani, Sumitra Mohan, Jenny Antonello, Benjamin Abbott, Hui Sun Leong, Christopher P E Chester, Nicole Simms, Radoslaw Polanski, Daisuke Nonaka, Lynsey Priest, Alberto Fusi, Fredrika Carlsson, Anders Carlsson, Mary J C Hendrix, Richard E B Seftor, Elisabeth A Seftor, Dominic G Rothwell, Andrew Hughes, James Hicks, Crispin Miller, Peter Kuhn, Ged Brady, Kathryn L Simpson, Fiona H Blackhall, Caroline Dive
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is characterized by prevalent circulating tumour cells (CTCs), early metastasis and poor prognosis. We show that SCLC patients (37/38) have rare CTC subpopulations co-expressing vascular endothelial-cadherin (VE-cadherin) and cytokeratins consistent with vasculogenic mimicry (VM), a process whereby tumour cells form 'endothelial-like' vessels. Single-cell genomic analysis reveals characteristic SCLC genomic changes in both VE-cadherin-positive and -negative CTCs. Higher levels of VM are associated with worse overall survival in 41 limited-stage patients' biopsies (P<0...
November 9, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824617/tumor-associated-macrophages-induce-vasculogenic-mimicry-of-glioblastoma-multiforme-through-cyclooxygenase-2-activation
#20
Xiaoming Rong, Bo Huang, Shuwei Qiu, Xiangpen Li, Lei He, Ying Peng
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a malignant brain tumor with characteristics of strong aggressiveness which depend on vigorous microvascular supply. Vasculogenic mimicry (VM), a new microvascular circulation not involving endothelial cells, is reported as one part of the vascularization of GBM. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), mostly present as immunosuppressive M2 phenotype in GBM, are well known as a promoter for tumor angiogenesis. However, whether TAMs can induce VM in GBM remains uncertain. In the present study, immunohistochemistry showed that higher numbers of macrophages infiltrating in the VM-positive area where tumor cells also highly express COX-2...
December 20, 2016: Oncotarget
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