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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525381/the-cell-of-origin-dictates-the-temporal-course-of-neurofibromatosis-1-nf1-low-grade-glioma-formation
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Anne C Solga, Joseph A Toonen, Yuan Pan, Patrick J Cimino, Yu Ma, Guillaume A Castillon, Scott M Gianino, Mark H Ellisman, Da Yong Lee, David H Gutmann
Low-grade gliomas are one of the most common brain tumors in children, where they frequently form within the optic pathway (optic pathway gliomas; OPGs). Since many OPGs occur in the context of the Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) cancer predisposition syndrome, we have previously employed Nf1 genetically-engineered mouse (GEM) strains to study the pathogenesis of these low-grade glial neoplasms. In the light of the finding that human and mouse low-grade gliomas are composed of Olig2+ cells and that Olig2+ oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) give rise to murine high-grade gliomas, we sought to determine whether Olig2+ OPCs could be tumor-initiating cells for Nf1 optic glioma...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518092/isolation-of-the-side-population-in-myc-induced-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-zebrafish
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Margaret M Pruitt, Wilfredo Marin, Michael R Waarts, Jill L O de Jong
Heterogeneous cell populations, from either healthy or malignant tissues, may contain a population of cells characterized by a differential ability to efflux the DNA-binding dye Hoechst 33342. This "side population" of cells can be identified using flow cytometric methods after the Hoechst 33342 dye is excited by an ultraviolet (UV) laser. The side population of many cell types contains stem- or progenitor-like cells. However, not all cell types have an identifiable side population. Danio rerio, zebrafish, have a robust in vivo model of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), but whether these zebrafish T-ALLs have a side population is unknown...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512217/loss-of-the-homologous-recombination-gene-rad51-leads-to-fanconi-anemia-like-symptoms-in-zebrafish
#3
Jan Gregor Botthof, Ewa Bielczyk-Maczyńska, Lauren Ferreira, Ana Cvejic
RAD51 is an indispensable homologous recombination protein, necessary for strand invasion and crossing over. It has recently been designated as a Fanconi anemia (FA) gene, following the discovery of two patients carrying dominant-negative mutations. FA is a hereditary DNA-repair disorder characterized by various congenital abnormalities, progressive bone marrow failure, and cancer predisposition. In this report, we describe a viable vertebrate model of RAD51 loss. Zebrafish rad51 loss-of-function mutants developed key features of FA, including hypocellular kidney marrow, sensitivity to cross-linking agents, and decreased size...
May 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498245/increased-endothelial-progenitor-cell-number-in-early-stage-of-endometrial-cancer
#4
Maria Paprocka, Claudine Kieda, Aneta Kantor, Aleksandra Bielawska-Pohl, Danuta Dus, Andrzej Czekanski, Jerzy Heimrath
OBJECTIVES: It is generally believed that circulating endothelial cells (CECs) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) reflect the state of the endothelium, its injury and/or repair possibilities. In different types of cancers, increased numbers of CECs and EPCs were found, suggesting their participation in cancer angiogenesis. The objective of this study was to determine whether, in the blood circulation of women with early endometrial cancer, CEC and EPC levels differ from those of healthy women of similar age...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495456/crosstalk-between-stat5-activation-and-pi3k-akt-functions-in-normal-and-transformed-mammary-epithelial-cells
#5
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Patrick D Rädler, Barbara L Wehde, Kay-Uwe Wagner
Janus kinases (JAKs) and signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs) have been shown to function downstream of several peptide hormones and cytokines that are required for postnatal development and secretory function of the mammary gland. As part of an extended network, these signal transducers can engage in crosstalk with other pathways to facilitate synergistic, and sometimes antagonistic, actions of different growth factors. Specifically, signaling through the JAK2/STAT5 cascade has been demonstrated to be indispensable for the specification, proliferation, differentiation, and survival of secretory mammary epithelial cells...
May 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494695/the-role-of-integrin-%C3%AE-6-cd49f-in-stem-cells-more-than-a-conserved-biomarker
#6
Paul H Krebsbach, Luis Gerardo Villa-Diaz
Stem cells have the capacity for self-renewal and differentiation into specialized cells that form and repopulated all tissues and organs, from conception to adult life. Depending on their capacity for differentiation, stem cells are classified as totipotent (i.e., zygote), pluripotent (i.e., embryonic stem cells) and multipotent (i.e., neuronal stem cells, hematopoietic stem cells, epithelial stem cells, etc.). Adult, or tissue-specific stem cells, reside in specific niches located in, or nearby, their organ or tissue of origin...
May 11, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493842/mesenchymal-stem-cell-infiltration-during-neoplastic-transformation-of-the-human-prostate
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W Nathaniel Brennen, Baohui Zhang, Ibrahim Kulac, L Nelleke Kisteman, Lizamma Antony, Hao Wang, Alan K Meeker, Angelo M De Marzo, Isla P Garraway, Samuel R Denmeade, John T Isaacs
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) have been identified in prostate cancer, raising the critical question of their physical and temporal source. Therefore, MSCs were quantified and characterized in benign and malignant prostate tissue representing different disease states and a wide range of age groups from fetal development through adult death using analytical and functional methodologies. In contrast to lineage-restricted Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells (MPCs) found in normal prostate tissue, MSCs with tri-lineage differentiation potential (adipogenesis, osteogenesis, and chondrogenesis) are identified in prostate tissue from a subset of men with prostate cancer, consistent with an influx of more stem-like progenitors (i...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481221/gene-expression-and-mutation-guided-synthetic-lethality-eradicates-proliferating-and-quiescent-leukemia-cells
#8
Margaret Nieborowska-Skorska, Katherine Sullivan, Yashodhara Dasgupta, Paulina Podszywalow-Bartnicka, Grazyna Hoser, Silvia Maifrede, Esteban Martinez, Daniela Di Marcantonio, Elisabeth Bolton-Gillespie, Kimberly Cramer-Morales, Jaewong Lee, Min Li, Artur Slupianek, Daniel Gritsyuk, Sabine Cerny-Reiterer, Ilona Seferynska, Tomasz Stoklosa, Lars Bullinger, Huaqing Zhao, Vera Gorbunova, Katarzyna Piwocka, Peter Valent, Curt I Civin, Markus Muschen, John E Dick, Jean C Y Wang, Smita Bhatia, Ravi Bhatia, Kolia Eppert, Mark D Minden, Stephen M Sykes, Tomasz Skorski
Quiescent and proliferating leukemia cells accumulate highly lethal DNA double-strand breaks that are repaired by 2 major mechanisms: BRCA-dependent homologous recombination and DNA-dependent protein kinase-mediated (DNA-PK-mediated) nonhomologous end-joining, whereas DNA repair pathways mediated by poly(ADP)ribose polymerase 1 (PARP1) serve as backups. Here we have designed a personalized medicine approach called gene expression and mutation analysis (GEMA) to identify BRCA- and DNA-PK-deficient leukemias either directly, using reverse transcription-quantitative PCR, microarrays, and flow cytometry, or indirectly, by the presence of oncogenes such as BCR-ABL1...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480569/expression-and-targeting-of-transcription-factor-atf5-in-dog-gliomas
#9
D York, C D Sproul, N Chikere, P J Dickinson, J M Angelastro
BACKGROUND: Activating transcription factor 5 (ATF5) is a transcription factor that is highly expressed in undifferentiated neural progenitor/stem cells as well as a variety of human cancers including gliomas. AIMS: In this study, we examined the expression and localization of ATF5 protein in canine gliomas, and targeting of ATF5 function in canine glioma cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Paraffin-embedded canine brain glioma tissue sections and western blots of tumours and glioma cells were immunoassayed with anti-ATF5 antibody...
May 8, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479592/a-novel-agent-sl-401-induces-anti-myeloma-activity-by-targeting-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-osteoclastogenesis-and-cancer-stem-like-cells
#10
A Ray, D S Das, Y Song, V Macri, P Richardson, C L Brooks, D Chauhan, K C Anderson
Novel therapies for multiple myeloma (MM) can target mechanism(s) in the host-MM bone marrow (BM) microenvironment mediating MM progression and chemoresistance. Our studies showed increased numbers of tumor-promoting, immunosuppressive, and drug-resistant plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) in the MM BM microenvironment. pDC-MM cell interactions upregulate interleukin-3 (IL-3), which stimulates both pDC survival and MM cell growth. Since IL-3R is highly expressed on pDCs in the MM BM milieu, we here targeted pDCs using a novel IL-3R-targeted therapeutic SL-401...
May 8, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475398/persistent-response-of-fanconi-anemia-haematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-to-oxidative-stress
#11
Yibo Li, Surya Amarachintha, Andrew F Wilson, Xue Li, Wei Du
Oxidative stress is considered as an important pathogenic factor in many human diseases including Fanconi anemia (FA), an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome with extremely high risk of leukemic transformation. Members of the FA protein family are involved in DNA damage and other cellular stress responses. Loss of FA proteins renders cells hypersensitive to oxidative stress and cancer transformation. However, how FA cells respond to oxidative DNA damage remains unclear. By using an in vivo stress-response mouse strain expressing the Gadd45β-luciferase transgene, we show here that haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) from mice deficient for the FA gene Fanca or Fancc persistently responded to oxidative stress...
May 5, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472656/the-dynamic-epigenetic-landscape-of-the-retina-during-development-reprogramming-and-tumorigenesis
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Issam Aldiri, Beisi Xu, Lu Wang, Xiang Chen, Daniel Hiler, Lyra Griffiths, Marc Valentine, Abbas Shirinifard, Suresh Thiagarajan, Andras Sablauer, Marie-Elizabeth Barabas, Jiakun Zhang, Dianna Johnson, Sharon Frase, Xin Zhou, John Easton, Jinghui Zhang, Elaine R Mardis, Richard K Wilson, James R Downing, Michael A Dyer
In the developing retina, multipotent neural progenitors undergo unidirectional differentiation in a precise spatiotemporal order. Here we profile the epigenetic and transcriptional changes that occur during retinogenesis in mice and humans. Although some progenitor genes and cell cycle genes were epigenetically silenced during retinogenesis, the most dramatic change was derepression of cell-type-specific differentiation programs. We identified developmental-stage-specific super-enhancers and showed that most epigenetic changes are conserved in humans and mice...
May 3, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472271/annotating-function-to-differentially-expressed-lincrnas-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-using-a-network-based-method
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Keqin Liu, Dominik Beck, Julie A I Thoms, Liang Liu, Weiling Zhao, John E Pimanda, Xiaobo Zhou
Motivation: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in the regulation of diverse biological functions. The number of newly identified lncRNAs has increased dramatically in recent years but their expression and function have not yet been described from most diseases. To elucidate lncRNA function in human disease, we have developed a novel network based method (NLCFA) integrating correlations between lncRNA, protein coding genes and noncoding miRNAs. We have also integrated target gene associations and protein-protein interactions and designed our model to provide information on the combined influence of mRNAs, lncRNAs and miRNAs on cellular signal transduction networks...
May 4, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471809/antitumor-activities-of-the-synthetic-retinoid-st1926-in-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-human-breast-cancer-models
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Patrick Aouad, Melody Saikali, Rana Abdel-Samad, Sabreen Fostok, Leeanna El-Houjeiri, Claudio Pisano, Rabih Talhouk, Nadine Darwiche
Despite recent advances in chemotherapy, aggressive and metastatic breast cancers remain refractory to targeted therapy and the development of novel drugs is urgently needed. Retinoids are crucial regulators of cellular proliferation, differentiation, and cell death, and have shown potent chemotherapeutic and chemopreventive properties. The major drawback of the use of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) in cancer therapy is disease relapse. Therefore, synthetic retinoids, specifically ST1926, have emerged as potent anticancer agents...
May 3, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471197/-circulating-myeloid-suppressor-cells-and-their-role-in-tumour-immunology
#15
K Pilatova, E Budinská, B Bensciková, R Nenutil, R Šefr, L Fedorová, B Hanáková, V Brychtová, L Zdražilová Dubská
BACKGROUND: Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are heterogenic population of multipotent progenitors of myeloid lineage. For their immunosuppressive effect, MDSC are responsible for tumour escape from the host immune surveillance. Furthermore, MDSCs support tumour by promotion of angiogenesis and metastasis. Membrane markers of human MDSCs are myeloid markers CD11b and CD13, these cells are HLA-Drlow/- and expression of CD15 or CD14 differentiate them into granulocytic (Gr-MDSCs) and monocytic (Mo-MDSCs), resp...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467999/stemness-in-liver-cancer
#16
Snorri S Thorgeirsson
Cancer cells possessing "stemness," or stem-cell properties, are referred to as cancer stem cells (CSC) or cancer-initiating cells. The concept that these cells rest at the apex of the cancer hierarchy is an evolving theme in cancer research. These cells are by definition primarily responsible for the initiation and propagation of tumors as well as relapse after therapy, and they are therefore of major scientific interest. Several studies indicate that hepatocellular carcinomas that harbor phenotypic features of stem cells and progenitor cells constitute a subclass of therapeutically challenging cancers that are associated with a particularly poor prognosis...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467906/in%C3%A2-vivo-dna-re-replication-elicits-lethal-tissue-dysplasias
#17
Sergio Muñoz, Sabela Búa, Sara Rodríguez-Acebes, Diego Megías, Sagrario Ortega, Alba de Martino, Juan Méndez
Mammalian DNA replication origins are "licensed" by the loading of DNA helicases, a reaction that is mediated by CDC6 and CDT1 proteins. After initiation of DNA synthesis, CDC6 and CDT1 are inhibited to prevent origin reactivation and DNA overreplication before cell division. CDC6 and CDT1 are highly expressed in many types of cancer cells, but the impact of their deregulated expression had not been investigated in vivo. Here, we have generated mice strains that allow the conditional overexpression of both proteins...
May 2, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466692/dna-methylation-changes-in-tbx3-in-a-mouse-model-exposed-to-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers
#18
Takashi Shimbo, June K Dunnick, Amy Brix, Deepak Mav, Ruchir Shah, John D Roberts, Paul A Wade
DE-71, a commercial mixture of polybrominated diphenyl ethers widely used in flame retardants, is a pervasive environmental contaminant due to its continuing release from waste material and its long half-life in humans. Although the genotoxic potential of DE-71 appears to be low based on bacterial mutagenicity, it remains a public health concern due to its reported involvement in tumor development. Molecular mechanisms by which DE-71 influences tumor incidence or progression remain understudied. We used liver carcinoma tissue from mice exposed to DE-71 to test the hypothesis that epigenetic alterations consistent with tumor development, specifically DNA methylation, result from long-term DE-71 exposure...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464404/the-interplay-between-autophagy-and-tumorigenesis-exploiting-autophagy-as-a-means-of-anticancer-therapy
#19
Juan Lorente, Carolina Velandia, Jose A Leal, Yoelsis Garcia-Mayea, Alex Lyakhovich, Hiroshi Kondoh, Matilde E LLeonart
In wild-type cells, autophagy represents a tumour-suppressor mechanism, and dysfunction of the autophagy machinery increases genomic instability, DNA damage, oxidative stress and stem/progenitor expansion, which are events associated with cancer onset. Autophagy occurs at a basal level in all cells depending on cell type and cellular microenvironment. However, the role of autophagy in cancer is diverse and can promote different outcomes even in a single tumour. For example, in hypoxic tumour regions, autophagy emerges as a protective mechanism and allows cancer cell survival...
May 2, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462380/cell-adhesion-molecule-cd166-alcam-functions-within-the-crypt-to-orchestrate-murine-intestinal-stem-cell-homeostasis
#20
Nicholas R Smith, Paige S Davies, Trevor G Levin, Alexandra C Gallagher, Douglas R Keene, Sidharth K Sengupta, Nikki Wieghard, Edward El Rassi, Melissa H Wong
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal epithelial homeostasis is maintained by active-cycling and slow-cycling stem cells confined within an instructive crypt-based niche. Exquisite regulating of these stem cell populations along the proliferation-to-differentiation axis maintains a homeostatic balance to prevent hyperproliferation and cancer. Although recent studies focus on how secreted ligands from mesenchymal and epithelial populations regulate intestinal stem cells (ISCs), it remains unclear what role cell adhesion plays in shaping the regulatory niche...
May 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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