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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105369/potassium-channels-of-t-lymphocytes-take-center-stage-in-the-fight-against-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Laura Conforti
A recent study by Eil at al. published in Nature in September 2016 provides evidence that alterations of the K(+) homeostasis of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in necrotic areas of the tumor microenvironment (TME) suppress the function of effector T cells. Furthermore, they establish that overexpression of K(+) channels in T lymphocytes counterbalances this negative effect of the TME and restores the ability of TILs to function, ultimately leading to increased survival of tumor bearing mice. Thus, K(+) channels in T lymphocytes become interesting new targets for novel immunotherapies in cancer...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100346/-impact-of-cd137-cd137l-signaling-mediated-exocytosis-of-autophagosome-within-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-on-the-formation-of-atherosclerotic-calcification
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B Li, X Y Li, W Zhong, C Shao, Z Q Wang, W Yuan, J C Yan
Objective: To explore whether CD137-CD137L signaling mediated exocytosis of autophagosome within vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) could influence the formation of atherosclerotic calcification. Methods: Fifteen 8-week-old male ApoE(-/-)(C57BL/6J-KO) mice fed with high fat diet for 5 weeks were randomly divided into three groups by using stochastic indicator method as follows: control group, n=5; agonist-CD137 group: agonist-CD137 antibody 200 μg/2 weeks for 4 weeks, ip, n=5; anti-CD137 group: 200 μg anti-CD137 antibody+ 200 μg agonist-CD137 antibody/2 weeks for 4 weeks, ip, n=5...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087332/exo-mfa-a-13c-metabolic-flux-analysis-to-dissect-tumor-microenvironment-secreted-exosome-contributions-towards-cancer-cell-metabolism
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Abhinav Achreja, Hongyun Zhao, Lifeng Yang, Tae Hyun Yun, Juan Marini, Deepak Nagrath
Dissecting the pleiotropic roles of tumor micro-environment (TME) on cancer progression has been brought to the foreground of research on cancer pathology. Extracellular vesicles such as exosomes, transport proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, to mediate intercellular communication between TME components and have emerged as candidates for anti-cancer therapy. We previously reported that cancer-associated fibroblast (CAF) derived exosomes (CDEs) contain metabolites in their cargo that are utilized by cancer cells for central carbon metabolism and promote cancer growth...
January 10, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078118/less-than-12-lymph-nodes-in-the-surgical-specimen-after-neoadjuvant-chemo-radiotherapy-an-indicator-of-tumor-regression-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Jaiprakash Gurawalia, Kapil Dev, Sandeep P Nayak, Vishnu Kurpad, Arun Pandey
BACKGROUND: The number of lymph node retrieved in the surgical specimen is important for tumor staging and has paramount impact on prognosis in colorectal cancer and imitates the adequacy of lymph node surgical clearance. The paucity of lymph node yields in patients undergoing resection after preoperative chemo radiotherapy (CRT) in rectal cancer has seen. Lower total number of lymph nodes in the total mesoractal excision (TME) specimen after CRT, could a marker of better tumor response...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069963/pathogen-boosted-adoptive-cell-transfer-immunotherapy-to-treat-solid-tumors
#5
Gang Xin, David M Schauder, Weiqing Jing, Aimin Jiang, Nikhil S Joshi, Bryon Johnson, Weiguo Cui
Because of insufficient migration and antitumor function of transferred T cells, especially inside the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME), the efficacy of adoptive cell transfer (ACT) is much curtailed in treating solid tumors. To overcome these challenges, we sought to reenergize ACT (ReACT) with a pathogen-based cancer vaccine. To bridge ACT with a pathogen, we genetically engineered tumor-specific CD8 T cells in vitro with a second T-cell receptor (TCR) that recognizes a bacterial antigen. We then transferred these dual-specific T cells in combination with intratumoral bacteria injection to treat solid tumors in mice...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064068/the-naphthoate-modifying-cu-2-detective-bodipy-sensors-with-the-fluorescent-on-off-performance-unaffected-by-molecular-configuration
#6
Yuting Chen, Luyang Zhao, Jianzhuang Jiang
Two new boron-dipyrromethenes decorated with 8-hydroxyquinoline-naphthoate moiety, namely 4,4-difluoro-8-(5-(8-hydroxyquinoline-naphthoate))-3,5-dimethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (8-HQ-N-DMe-Bodipy) (1) and 4,4-difluoro-8-(5-(8-hydroxyquinoline-naphthoate))-1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (8-HQ-N-TMe-Bodipy) (2) have been synthesized. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis discloses the very much similar steric arrangement of 8-hydroxyquinoline-naphthoate moiety in these two compounds as revealed by the close torsion angle of C-C-O-C bridge, 174...
December 21, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057717/pathology-driven-comprehensive-proteomic-profiling-of-the-prostate-cancer-tumour-microenvironment
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Lisa Staunton, Claire Tonry, Rosina Lis, Virginia Espina, Lance Liotta, Rosanna Inziatari, Michaela Bowden, Aurelie Fabre, John O'Leary, Stephen P Finn, Massimo Loda, Stephen R Pennington
: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. Gleason grading is an important predictor of PCa outcomes and is influential in determining patient treatment options. Clinical decisions based on a Gleason score of 7 are difficult as the prognosis for individuals diagnosed with Gleason 4+3 cancer is much worse than for those diagnosed with Gleason 3+4 cancer. Laser capture microdissection (LCM) is a highly precise method to isolate specific cell populations or discrete microregions from tissues...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053127/potent-emt-and-csc-phenotypes-are-induced-by-oncostatin-m-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jacob M Smigiel, Neetha Parameswaran, Mark W Jackson
: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is referred to as a silent killer due to the lack of clear symptoms, a lack of early detection methods, and a high frequency of metastasis at diagnosis. In addition, pancreatic cancer is remarkably resistant to chemotherapy, and clinical treatment options remain limited. The tumor microenvironment (TME) and associated factors are important determinants of metastatic capacity and drug resistance. Here, oncostatin M (OSM), an IL-6 cytokine family member, was identified as an important driver of mesenchymal and cancer stem cell (CSC) phenotypes...
January 4, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052009/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-promote-an-immunosuppressive-microenvironment-through-the-induction-and-accumulation-of-protumoral-macrophages
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Hideyuki Takahashi, Koichi Sakakura, Takeshi Kudo, Minoru Toyoda, Kyoichi Kaira, Tetsunari Oyama, Kazuaki Chikamatsu
Stromal cells in the tumor microenvironment (TME) closely interact with tumor cells and affect tumor cell behavior in diverse manners. We herein investigated the mechanisms by which cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) affect the functional polarization of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in vitro and in human cancer samples. The expression of CD68, CD14, CD163, CD200R, CD206, HLA-G, CD80, and CD86 was higher in CD14-positive cells co-cultured with the culture supernatants of CAFs established from OSCC specimens (CAF-educated cells) than in control cells...
December 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040198/the-biological-and-clinical-significance-of-stromal-epithelial-interactions-in-breast-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Robert McCuaig, Fan Wu, Jenny Dunn, Sudha Rao, Jane E Dahlstrom
There is evidence that an aberrant tumour microenvironment (TME) facilitates cancer development, progression, and responses to treatment. While many of the mechanisms underlying the phenotype and cancer-promoting behaviour of the TME are unknown, epigenetic mechanisms in cancer cells and the TME are thought to play important roles. As a result, cancer profiling strategies for drug and biomarker development require a thorough understanding of both the epithelial tissue compartment and the TME. This review discusses recent advances in our understanding of how cancer epithelial cells interact with their microenvironment and how this knowledge can be exploited clinically...
December 29, 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039358/stromal-senescence-by-prolonged-cdk4-6-inhibition-potentiates-tumor-growth
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Xiangnan Guan, Kyle M LaPak, Rebecca C Hennessey, Christina Y Yu, Reena Shakya, Jianying Zhang, Christin E Burd
: Senescent cells within the tumor microenvironment (TME) adopt a pro-inflammatory, senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) that promotes cancer initiation, progression and therapeutic resistance. Here, exposure to Palbociclib (PD-0332991), a CDK4/6 inhibitor, induces senescence and a robust SASP in normal fibroblasts. Senescence caused by prolonged CDK4/6 inhibition is DNA damage-independent and associated with Mdm2 downregulation, whereas the SASP elicited by these cells is largely reliant upon NF-kappaB activation...
December 30, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039356/immunophenotyping-and-transcriptomic-outcomes-in-pdx-derived-tnbc-tissue
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Eileen Snowden, Warren Porter, Friedrich Hahn, Mitchell Ferguson, Frances Tong, Joel S Parker, Aaron Middlebrook, Smita Ghanekar, W Shannon Dillmore, Rainer Blaesius
: Cancer tissue functions as an ecosystem of a diverse set of cells that interact in a complex tumor microenvironment (TME). Genomic tools applied to biopsies in bulk fail to account for this tumor heterogeneity while single cell imaging methods limit the number of cells which can be assessed or are very resource intensive. The current study presents methods based on flow cytometric analysis and cell sorting using known cell surface markers (eg, CD184, CD24, CD90) to identify and interrogate distinct groups of cells in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) clinical biopsy specimens from patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models...
December 30, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038460/the-comprehensive-therapeutic-effects-of-rectal-surgery-are-better-in-laparoscopy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jiabin Zheng, Xingyu Feng, Zifeng Yang, Weixian Hu, Yuwen Luo, Yong Li
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic-assisted radical resection of rectal cancer was reported as advantageous compared to laparotomy resection. However, this finding remains controversial, especially given the two recent randomized controlled trials published on The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). OBJECTIVE: To perform a meta-analysis that compares the short-term and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal cancer. DATA SOURCE: To identify clinical trials comparing laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal cancer published by August 2016, we searched the PubMed, Cochrane Library, Springer Link and Clinicaltrials...
December 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035459/understanding-the-factors-associated-with-reduction-in-the-number-of-lymph-nodes-in-rectal-cancer-patients-treated-by-neoadjuvant-treatment
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L Bustamante-Lopez, C S Nahas, S C Nahas, U Ribeiro, C F Marques, G Cotti, A Rocco, I Cecconello
INTRODUCTION: Rectal cancer patients frequently present with locally advanced disease for which the standard of care includes neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by total mesorectal excision. Positive lymph nodes are one of the most powerful risk factors for recurrence and survival in colorectal cancer. In the absence of specific rectal guidelines, the literature recommends to the pathologist to optimize the number of rectal lymph nodes (LN) retrieved. We made a literature review in order to identify factors that could potentially affect the number of LN retrieved in specimens of patients with rectal cancer treated by chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by total mesorectal excision (TME)...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028993/update-on-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-gynecological-cancers
#15
REVIEW
Valerie Heong, Natalie Ngoi, David Shao Peng Tan
In recent years, progress in our understanding of immune-modulatory signaling pathways in immune cells and the tumor microenvironment (TME) has led to rejuvenated interest in cancer immunotherapy. In particular, immunotherapy targeting the immune checkpoint receptors such as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell-death 1 (PD-1), and programmed cell-death ligand 1 (PD-L1) have demonstrated clinical activity in a wide variety of tumors, including gynecological cancers. This review will focus on the emerging clinical data on the therapeutic role of immune checkpoint inhibitors, and potential strategies to enhance the efficacy of this class of compounds, in the context of gynecological cancers...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027646/protein-nanocage-mediated-fibroblast-activation-protein-targeted-photoimmunotherapy-to-enhance-cytotoxic-t-cell-infiltration-and-tumor-control
#16
Zipeng Zhen, Wei Tang, Mengzhe Wang, Shiyi Zhou, Hui Wang, Zhanhong Wu, Zhonglin Hao, Zibo Li, Lin Liu, Jin Xie
Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are found in many types of cancer and play an important role in tumor growth and metastasis. Fibroblast-activation protein (FAP), which is overexpressed on the surface of CAFs, has been proposed as a universal tumor targeting antigen. However, recent studies show that FAP is also expressed on multipotent bone marrow stem cells. A systematic anti-FAP therapy may lead to severe side effects and even death. Hence, there is an urgent need of a therapy that can selectively kill CAFs without causing systemic toxicity...
January 4, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025425/virus-and-host-events-in-squamous-carcinogenesis
#17
Nicholas Coleman
Our group investigates early and late stages in the development of squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), in order to identify new approaches to diagnosis and therapy. The principal themes are:1. Transcriptional deregulation of high-risk human papillomavirus (HRHPV)We study mechanisms of HRHPV transcriptional deregulation and competitive cell selection during SCC progression, focussing on the causes and effects of integration of HPV16 into the host genome. We showed that HPV16 integration does not necessarily lead to a competitive growth advantage or increased levels of virus oncogenes...
2016: Keio Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008330/increased-levels-of-circulating-and-tumor-infiltrating-granulocytic-myeloid-cells-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#18
Salman M Toor, Azharuddin Sajid Syed Khaja, Haytham El Salhat, Omar Bekdache, Jihad Kanbar, Mohammed Jaloudi, Eyad Elkord
Increased levels of myeloid cells, especially myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), have been reported to correlate with bad prognosis and reduced survival in cancer patients. However, limited data are available on their conclusive phenotypes and their correlation with clinical settings. The aim of this study was to investigate levels and phenotype of myeloid cells in peripheral blood and tumor microenvironment (TME) of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, compared to blood from healthy donors (HDs) and paired, adjacent non-tumor colon tissue...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007595/the-notch-ligand-delta-like-3-promotes-tumor-growth-and-inhibits-notch-signaling-in-lung-cancer-cells-in-mice
#19
San-Ming Deng, Xian-Chun Yan, Liang Liang, Li Wang, Yuan Liu, Juan-Li Duan, Zi-Yan Yang, Tian-Fang Chang, Bai Ruan, Qi-Jun Zheng, Hua Han
Although it has been suggested that Dll3, one of the Notch ligands, promotes the proliferation and inhibits the apoptosis of cancer cells, the role of Dll3 in cancers remains unclear. In this study, we found that in the murine Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) cells, the level of Dll3 mRNA changed upon tumor microenvironment (TME) stimulation, namely, decreased under hypoxia or stimulated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α. Dll3 was also expressed at higher level in human lung carcinoma tissues than in the para-carcinoma tissues...
December 19, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000657/combined-laparoscopic-and-transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-for-rectal-cancer-initial-experience-and-early-results
#20
Morten Holt Thomsen, Henrik Ovesen, Jens Ravn Eriksen
INTRODUCTION: Incomplete specimens resulting in residual mesorectum in the patient and an increased risk of local recurrence remains a problem. We have introduced transanal-total mesorectal excision (Ta-TME) in our department to potentially overcome this problem due to more direct access to the lower pelvis in patients undergoing TME for rectal cancer and this article presents our initial experience with the new procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a T1-T3 mid or low rectal cancer eligible for TME or intersphincteric abdominoperineal excision were selected for a combined transanal and transabdominal laparoscopic resection...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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