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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049289/a-molecular-atlas-of-the-developing-ectoderm-defines-neural-neural-crest-placode-and-nonneural-progenitor-identity-in-vertebrates
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Jean-Louis Plouhinec, Sofía Medina-Ruiz, Caroline Borday, Elsa Bernard, Jean-Philippe Vert, Michael B Eisen, Richard M Harland, Anne H Monsoro-Burq
During vertebrate neurulation, the embryonic ectoderm is patterned into lineage progenitors for neural plate, neural crest, placodes and epidermis. Here, we use Xenopus laevis embryos to analyze the spatial and temporal transcriptome of distinct ectodermal domains in the course of neurulation, during the establishment of cell lineages. In order to define the transcriptome of small groups of cells from a single germ layer and to retain spatial information, dorsal and ventral ectoderm was subdivided along the anterior-posterior and medial-lateral axes by microdissections...
October 19, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048400/cd10-aldh-cells-are-the-sole-cisplatin-resistant-component-of-a-novel-ovarian-cancer-stem-cell-hierarchy
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Brendan Ffrench, Claudia Gasch, Karsten Hokamp, Cathy Spillane, Gordon Blackshields, Thamir Mahmoud Mahgoub, Mark Bates, Louise Kehoe, Aoibhinn Mooney, Ronan Doyle, Brendan Doyle, Dearbhaile O'Donnell, Noreen Gleeson, Bryan T Hennessy, Britta Stordal, Ciaran O'Riain, Helen Lambkin, Sharon O'Toole, John J O'Leary, Michael F Gallagher
It is long established that tumour-initiating cancer stem cells (CSCs) possess chemoresistant properties. However, little is known of the mechanisms involved, particularly with respect to the organisation of CSCs as stem-progenitor-differentiated cell hierarchies. Here we aimed to elucidate the relationship between CSC hierarchies and chemoresistance in an ovarian cancer model. Using a single cell-based approach to CSC discovery and validation, we report a novel, four-component CSC hierarchy based around the markers cluster of differentiation 10 (CD10) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)...
October 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044933/cross-tissue-identification-of-somatic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-using-a-single-cell-rna-seq-derived-gene-signature
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Petra C Schwalie, Paloma Ordonez Moran, Joerg Huelsken, Bart Deplancke
A long-standing question in biology is whether multipotent somatic stem and progenitor cells (SSPCs) feature molecular properties that could guide their system-independent identification. Population-based transcriptomic studies have so far not been able to provide a definite answer, given the rarity and heterogeneous nature of these cells. Here, we exploited the resolving power of single-cell RNA-sequencing to develop a computational model that is able to accurately distinguish SSPCs from differentiated cells across tissues...
October 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044892/mouse-parthenogenetic-embryonic-stem-cells-with-biparental-like-expression-of-imprinted-genes-generate-cortical-like-neurons-that-integrate-into-the-injured-adult-cerebral-cortex
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Annie Varrault, Sigrid Eckardt, Benoît Girard, Anne Le Digarcher, Isabelle Sassetti, Céline Meusnier, Chantal Ripoll, Armen Badalyan, Federica Bertaso, K John McLaughlin, Laurent Journot, Tristan Bouschet
One strategy for stem cell-based therapy of the cerebral cortex involves the generation and transplantation of functional, histocompatible cortical-like neurons from embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Diploid parthenogenetic Pg-ESCs have recently emerged as a promising source of histocompatible ESC derivatives for organ regeneration but their utility for cerebral cortex therapy is unknown. A major concern with Pg-ESCs is genomic imprinting. In contrast with biparental Bp-ESCs derived from fertilized oocytes, Pg-ESCs harbor two maternal genomes but no sperm-derived genome...
October 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042395/nuclear-receptor-profiling-in-prostatospheroids-and-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Zhu Wang, Dinglan Wu, Chi-Fai Ng, Jeremy Yuen-Chun Teoh, Shan Yu, Yuliang Wang, Franky Leung Chan
Nuclear receptors (NRs), which belong to a superfamily of transcription factors and consist of a total of 48 members in humans, govern the expression of genes involved in a board range of developmental, reproductive, metabolic and immunological programs. Given the significant importance of androgen receptor and a few known NRs in the progression of prostate cancer, we surveyed the expression profiles of the entire NR superfamily in three-dimensional (3D) cultured prostatospheroids derived from different prostate cancer cell lines and a tumor xenograft model of castration-resistant prostate cancer VCaP-CRPC by quantitative real-time RT-PCR...
October 17, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040564/n-cadherin-identifies-human-endometrial-epithelial-progenitor-cells-by-in-vitro-stem-cell-assays
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Hong P T Nguyen, L Xiao, James A Deane, Ker-Sin Tan, Fiona L Cousins, Hirotaka Masuda, Carl N Sprung, Anna Rosamilia, Caroline E Gargett
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a specific surface marker that identifies human endometrial epithelial progenitor cells with adult stem cell activity using in vitro assays? SUMMARY ANSWER: N-cadherin isolates clonogenic, self-renewing human endometrial epithelial progenitor cells with high proliferative potential that differentiate into cytokeratin+ gland-like structures in vitro and identifies their location in some cells of gland profiles predominantly in basalis endometrium adjacent to the myometrium...
September 27, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038050/mechanismws-of-dna-damage-repair-in-adult-stem-cells-and-implications-for-cancer-formation
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REVIEW
Clare E Weeden, Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat
Maintenance of genomic integrity in tissue-specific stem cells is critical for tissue homeostasis and the prevention of deleterious diseases such as cancer. Stem cells are subject to DNA damage induced by endogenous replication mishaps or exposure to exogenous agents. The type of DNA lesion and the cell cycle stage will invoke different DNA repair mechanisms depending on the intrinsic DNA repair machinery of a cell. Inappropriate DNA repair in stem cells can lead to cell death, or to the formation and accumulation of genetic alterations that can be transmitted to daughter cells and so is linked to cancer formation...
October 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036790/predictors-for-the-efficacy-of-endostar-combined-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-stage-iiia-n2-nsclc
#8
Xiaoliang Zhao, Xiaohua Wen, Wei Wei, Yanjun Su, Jian You, Liqun Gong, Zhenfa Zhang, Meng Wang, Jianyu Xiao, Xiyin Wei, Changli Wang
BACKGROUND: Endostar (rh-endostatin) is a new recombinant human endostatin, which could inhibit cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and tumor growth. OBJECTIVE: To explore anti-angiogenesis short-term efficacy combined with neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage IIIA (N2) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and identify the potential predictive factors. METHODS: We pathologically examined 26 patients diagnosed with stage IIIA (N2) NSCLC who received NP chemotherapy alone or combined with Endostar, respectively...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030335/single-cell-rna-seq-reveals-a-distinct-transcriptome-signature-of-aneuploid-hematopoietic-cells
#9
Xin Zhao, Shouguo Gao, Zhijie Wu, Sachiko Kajigaya, Xingmin Feng, Qingguo Liu, Danielle M Townsley, James Cooper, Jinguo Chen, Keyvan Keyvanfar, Maria Del Pilar Fernandez Ibanez, Xujing Wang, Neal S Young
Cancer cells frequently exhibit chromosomal abnormalities. Specific cytogenetic aberrations often are predictors of outcome, especially in hematologic neoplasms, as for example monosomy 7 in myeloid malignancies. The functional consequences of aneuploidy at the cellular level are difficult to assess, due to lack of convenient markers to distinguish abnormal from diploid cells. We performed single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) to study hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) from the bone marrow of four healthy donors and of five patients with bone marrow failure and chromosome gain or loss...
October 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029423/disc1-overexpression-promotes-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Shuo Wang, Ying-Ying Chen, Yu-Peng Li, Jun Gu, Shu-Dong Gu, Hai Shi, Xue-Song Li, Xiao-Ning Lu, Xiang Li, Shuang-Long Zhang, Kang-Jun Yu, Kun Liu, Li-Li Ji
Neuropsychiatric disorder-associated disrupted-in-schizophrenia-1 (DISC1) activates Wnt/β-catenin signaling by inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK3β) phosphorylation, and may promote neural progenitor cell and pancreatic β-cell proliferation. The present study found that DISC1 promotes non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell growth. Western blotting and immunohistochemistry analyses showed that DISC1 was highly expressed in NSCLC cell lines and patient tissues. DISC1 expression was negatively associated with phosphorylated (p-) GSK3β, but positively correlated with a more invasive tumor phenotype and predicted poor NSCLC patient prognosis...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027617/zebrafish-as-a-model-to-study-neuroblastoma-development
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REVIEW
Mattie J Casey, Rodney A Stewart
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric solid tumor arising from embryonic neural crest progenitor cells that normally generate the peripheral sympathetic nervous system. As such, the location of neuroblastoma tumors is correlated with the distribution of major post-ganglionic clusters throughout the sympathetic chain, with the highest incidence in the adrenal medulla or lumbar sympathetic ganglia (~65%). Neuroblastoma is an enigmatic tumor that can spontaneously regress with minimal treatment or become highly metastatic and develop resistance to aggressive treatments, including radiation and high-dose chemotherapy...
October 13, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022504/endothelial-and-circulating-progenitor-cells-in-hematological-diseases-and-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Annalisa Ruggeri, Annalisa Paviglianiti, Fernanda Volt, Chantal Kenzey, Hanadi Rafii, Vanderson Rocha, Eliane Gluckman
Circulating endothelial cells (CECs), originated form endothelial progenitors (EPCs) are mature cells which are not associated with vessel walls, and that are detached from the endothelium. Normally, they are present in insignificant amounts in the peripheral blood of healthy individuals. On the other hand, elevated CECs and EPCs levels have been reported in the peripheral blood of patients with different types of cancers and some other diseases. Consequently, CECs and EPCs represent a potential biomarker in several clinical conditions involving endothelial turnover and remodeling, such as hematological diseases...
October 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994651/hmmr-acts-in-the-plk1-dependent-spindle-positioning-pathway-and-supports-neural-development
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Marisa Connell, Helen Chen, Jihong Jiang, Chia-Wei Kuan, Abbas Fotovati, Tony Chu, Zhengcheng He, Tess C Lengyell, Huaibiao Li, Torsten Kroll, Amanda M Li, Daniel Goldowitz, Lucien Frappart, Aspasia Ploubidou, Millan Patel, Linda M Pilarski, Elizabeth M Simpson, Philipp Lange, Douglas Watt Allan, Christopher A Maxwell
Oriented cell division is one mechanism progenitor cells use during development and to maintain tissue homeostasis. Common to most cell types is the asymmetric establishment and regulation of cortical NuMA-dynein complexes that position the mitotic spindle. Here, we discover that HMMR acts at centrosomes in a PLK1-dependent pathway that locates active Ran and modulates the cortical localization of NuMA-dynein complexes to correct mispositioned spindles. This pathway was discovered through the creation and analysis of Hmmr-knockout mice, which suffer neonatal lethality with defective neural development and pleiotropic phenotypes in multiple tissues...
October 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989976/hematopoietic-stem-cell-derived-adipocytes-promote-tumor-growth-and-cancer-cell-migration
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Y Xiong, D L Russell, L T McDonald, L A Cowart, A C LaRue
Adipocytes, apart from their critical role as the energy storage depots, contribute to the composition of the tumor microenvironment. Our previous studies based on a single hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation model, have revealed a novel source of adipocytes from HSCs via monocyte/macrophage progenitors. Herein, we extend these studies to examine the role of HSC-derived adipocytes (HSC-Ad) in tumor progression. When cultured under adipogenic conditions, bone marrow-derived monocytic progenitors differentiated into adipocytes that accumulated oil droplets containing triglyceride...
2017: International Journal of Cancer Research and Molecular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986885/evaluation-and-isolation-of-cancer-stem-cells-using-aldh-activity-assay
#15
Luigi Mele, Davide Liccardo, Virginia Tirino
The aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) is a polymorphic enzyme responsible for the oxidation of aldehydes to carboxylic acids. In this chapter, it is described the role of ALDH in the identification of cancer stem cells (CSCs), having been shown that stem cells express high levels of ALDH. Here, we present a method called ALDEFLUOR assay used for the identification, evaluation, and isolation of normal, cancer stem and progenitor cells.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985206/clonal-evolution-in-leukemia
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REVIEW
Adolfo A Ferrando, Carlos López-Otín
Human leukemias are liquid malignancies characterized by diffuse infiltration of the bone marrow by transformed hematopoietic progenitors. The accessibility of tumor cells obtained from peripheral blood or through bone marrow aspirates, together with recent advances in cancer genomics and single-cell molecular analysis, have facilitated the study of clonal populations and their genetic and epigenetic evolution over time with unprecedented detail. The results of these analyses challenge the classic view of leukemia as a clonal homogeneous diffuse tumor and introduce a more complex and dynamic scenario...
October 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982871/association-between-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-treatment-response-in-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-bevacizumab
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Kazuhisa Sudo, Kazuhiro Sato, Sho Sakamoto, Yukiyasu Hasegawa, Mariko Asano, Yuji Okuda, Masahide Takeda, Masaaki Sano, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Takanobu Shioya, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the association between the number of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and disease outcome, in combination chemotherapy with and without bevacizumab. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 25 non-squamous NSCLC cases, and divided them into high-EPC and low-EPC groups. Within each group, we compared disease outcomes, with or without the administration of bevacizumab...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978671/transcriptional-memory-of-cells-of-origin-overrides-%C3%AE-catenin-requirement-of-mll-cancer-stem-cells
#18
Teerapong Siriboonpiputtana, Bernd B Zeisig, Magdalena Zarowiecki, Tsz Kan Fung, Maria Mallardo, Chiou-Tsun Tsai, Priscilla Nga Ieng Lau, Quoc Chinh Hoang, Pedro Veiga, Jo Barnes, Claire Lynn, Amanda Wilson, Boris Lenhard, Chi Wai Eric So
While β-catenin has been demonstrated as an essential molecule and therapeutic target for various cancer stem cells (CSCs) including those driven by MLL fusions, here we show that transcriptional memory from cells of origin predicts AML patient survival and allows β-catenin-independent transformation in MLL-CSCs derived from hematopoietic stem cell (HSC)-enriched LSK population but not myeloid-granulocyte progenitors. Mechanistically, β-catenin regulates expression of downstream targets of a key transcriptional memory gene, Hoxa9 that is highly enriched in LSK-derived MLL-CSCs and helps sustain leukemic self-renewal...
October 4, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978469/prostaglandin-e2-leads-to-the-acquisition-of-dnmt3a-dependent-tolerogenic-functions-in-human-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
#19
Javier Rodríguez-Ubreva, Francesc Català-Moll, Nataša Obermajer, Damiana Álvarez-Errico, Ricardo N Ramirez, Carlos Company, Roser Vento-Tormo, Gema Moreno-Bueno, Robert P Edwards, Ali Mortazavi, Pawel Kalinski, Esteban Ballestar
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and dendritic cells (DCs) arise from common progenitors. Tumor-derived factors redirect differentiation from immune-promoting DCs to tolerogenic MDSCs, an immunological hallmark of cancer. Indeed, in vitro differentiation of DCs from human primary monocytes results in the generation of MDSCs under tumor-associated conditions (PGE2 or tumor cell-conditioned media). Comparison of MDSC and DC DNA methylomes now reveals extensive demethylation with specific gains of DNA methylation and repression of immunogenic-associated genes occurring in MDSCs specifically, concomitant with increased DNA methyltransferase 3A (DNMT3A) levels...
October 3, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978072/immunotherapy-of-wap-tnp-mice-with-early-stage-mammary-gland-tumors
#20
Michael Bruns, Wolfgang Deppert
The SV40 transgenic BALB/c mouse based WAP-T/WAP-TNP model for triple-negative breast cancer allows the analysis of parameters influencing immunotherapeutic approaches. Except for WAP-TNP tumors expressing the immune-dominant LCMV NP-epitope within SV40 T-antigen (T-AgNP) which is not expressed by T-Ag of WAP-T tumors, the tumors are extremely similar. Comparative anti-PD1/PD-L1 immunotherapy of WAP-T and WAP-TNP mice supported the hypothesis that the immunogenicity of tumor antigen T-cell epitopes strongly influences the success of immune checkpoint blockade therapy, with highly immunogenic T-cell epitopes favoring rapid CTL exhaustion...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
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