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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932075/role-of-tissue-microenvironment-resident-adipocytes-in-colon-cancer
#1
EDITORIAL
Maria Tabuso, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, Raghu Adya, Ramesh P Arasaradnam
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a multifactorial disease characterized by several genetic and epigenetic alterations occurring in epithelial cells. It is increasingly recognized that tumour progression is also regulated by tumour microenvironment (TME). The bidirectional cross-talk between tumour resident adipocytes and cancer cells within TME has been proposed as active contributor to carcinogenesis. Tumour resident adipocytes exhibit an activated phenotype characterized by increased secretion of pro-tumorigenic factors (angiogenic/inflammatory/immune) which contribute to cancer cell proliferation, invasion, neoangiogenesis, evasion of immune surveillance and therapy resistance...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929459/revisiting-ovarian-cancer-microenvironment-a-friend-or-a-foe
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REVIEW
Boyi Zhang, Fei Chen, Qixia Xu, Liu Han, Jiaqian Xu, Libin Gao, Xiaochen Sun, Yiwen Li, Yan Li, Min Qian, Yu Sun
Development of ovarian cancer involves the co-evolution of neoplastic cells together with the adjacent microenvironment. Steps of malignant progression including primary tumor outgrowth, therapeutic resistance, and distant metastasis are not determined solely by genetic alterations in ovarian cancer cells, but considerably shaped by the fitness advantage conferred by benign components in the ovarian stroma. As the dynamic cancer topography varies drastically during disease progression, heterologous cell types within the tumor microenvironment (TME) can actively determine the pathological track of ovarian cancer...
September 19, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929333/late-iodine-enhancement-computed-tomography-with-image-subtraction-for-assessment-of-myocardial-infarction
#3
Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Takanori Kouchi, Naoki Fukuyama, Takahiro Yokoi, Teruyoshi Uetani, Natsumi Yamashita, Masao Miyagawa, Teruhito Mochizuki
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of image subtraction in late iodine enhancement CT (LIE-CT) for assessment of myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: A comprehensive cardiac CT protocol and late gadolinium enhancement MRI (LGE-MRI) was used to assess coronary artery disease in 27 patients. LIE-CT was performed after stress CT perfusion (CTP) and CT angiography. Subtraction LIE-CT was created by subtracting the mask volume of the left ventricle (LV) cavity from the original LIE-CT using CTP dataset...
September 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928335/sexual-and-urinary-dysfunction-following-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-in-male-patients-a-prospective-study
#4
Deepak George, Kaniyarakkal Pramil, Naduthottam P Kamalesh, Shaji Ponnambatheyil, Prakash Kurumboor
AIMS: Even with the use of nerve-sparing techniques, there is a risk of bladder and sexual dysfunction after total mesorectal excision (TME). Laparoscopic TME is believed to improve this autonomic nerve dysfunction, but this is not demonstrated conclusively in the literature. In Indian patients generally, the stage at which the patients present is late and presumably the risk of autonomic nerve injury is more; however, there is no published data in this respect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study in male patients who underwent laparoscopic TME evaluated the bladder and sexual dysfunction using objective standardised scores, measuring residual urine and post-voided volume...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925921/au-pt-nanoparticles-as-catalase-mimics-to-attenuate-tumor-hypoxia-and-enhance-immune-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity
#5
Juan Li, Hong Liang, Ying Wu, Xiang-Yu Ou, Jingying Li
Hypoxic tumor microenvironment (TME) is closely linked to tumor progression, heterogeneity and immune suppression. Therefore, the development of effective methods to overcome hypoxia and substantially enhance the immunotherapy efficacy remains a desirable goal. Herein, we engineered a biocompatible Au core/Pt shell nanoparticles (Au@Pt NPs) to reoxygenate the TME by reacting with endogenous H2O2. Treatment with Au@Pt NPs appeared to improve oxygen in intracellular environments and decrease hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α expression...
September 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920002/ep4-antagonism-by-e7046-diminishes-myeloid-immunosuppression-and-synergizes-with-treg-reducing-il-2-diphtheria-toxin-fusion-protein-in-restoring-anti-tumor-immunity
#6
Diana I Albu, Zichun Wang, Kuan-Chun Huang, Jiayi Wu, Natalie Twine, Sarah Leacu, Christy Ingersoll, Lana Parent, Winnie Lee, Diana Liu, Renee Wright-Michaud, Namita Kumar, Galina Kuznetsov, Qian Chen, Wanjun Zheng, Kenichi Nomoto, Mary Woodall-Jappe, Xingfeng Bao
Reprogramming of immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME) by targeting alternatively activated tumor associated macrophages (M2TAM), myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), and regulatory T cells (Tregs), represents a promising strategy for developing novel cancer immunotherapy. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), an arachidonic acid pathway metabolite and mediator of chronic inflammation, has emerged as a powerful immunosuppressor in the TME through engagement with one or more of its 4 receptors (EP1-EP4). We have developed E7046, an orally bioavailable EP4-specific antagonist and show here that E7046 has specific and potent inhibitory activity on PGE2-mediated pro-tumor myeloid cell differentiation and activation...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915646/interleukin-15-stimulates-natural-killer-cell-mediated-killing-of-both-human-pancreatic-cancer-and-stellate-cells
#7
Jonas R M Van Audenaerde, Jorrit De Waele, Elly Marcq, Jinthe Van Loenhout, Eva Lion, Johan M J Van den Bergh, Ralf Jesenofsky, Atsushi Masamune, Geert Roeyen, Patrick Pauwels, Filip Lardon, Marc Peeters, Evelien L J Smits
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the 4(th) leading cause of cancer-related death in Western countries with a 5-year survival rate below 5%. One of the hallmarks of this cancer is the strong desmoplastic reaction within the tumor microenvironment (TME), orchestrated by activated pancreatic stellate cells (PSC). This results in a functional and mechanical shield which causes resistance to conventional therapies. Aiming to overcome this resistance by tackling the stromal shield, we assessed for the first time the capacity of IL-15 stimulated natural killer (NK) cells to kill PSC and pancreatic cancer cells (PCC)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914184/elements-of-effective-community-engagement-lessons-from-a-targeted-malaria-elimination-study-in-lao-pdr-laos
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Bipin Adhikari, Christopher Pell, Koukeo Phommasone, Xayaphone Soundala, Palingnaphone Kommarasy, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Gisela Henriques, Nicholas P J Day, Mayfong Mayxay, Phaik Yeong Cheah
BACKGROUND: Mass drug (antimalarial) administration (MDA) is currently under study in Southeast Asia as part of a package of interventions referred to as targeted malaria elimination (TME). This intervention relies on effective community engagement that promotes uptake and adherence in target communities (above 80%). OBJECTIVE: Based on the experienced of designing and implementing the community engagement for TME in Laos, in this article we aim to present the elements of effective community engagement for mass antimalarial administration...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912898/inhibition-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-homing-towards-triple-negative-breast-cancer-microenvironment-using-an-anti-pdgfr%C3%AE-aptamer
#9
Simona Camorani, Billy Samuel Hill, Raffaela Fontanella, Adelaide Greco, Matteo Gramanzini, Luigi Auletta, Sara Gargiulo, Sandra Albanese, Enrico Lucarelli, Laura Cerchia, Antonella Zannetti
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are shown to participate in tumor progression by establishing a favorable tumor microenvironment (TME) that promote metastasis through a cytokine networks. However, the mechanism of homing and recruitment of BM-MSCs into tumors and their potential role in malignant tissue progression is poorly understood and controversial. Here we show that BM-MSCs increase aggressiveness of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines evaluated as capability to migrate, invade and acquire stemness markers...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900999/-study-on-the-relationship-between-tumor-regression-grade-and-lymph-node-regression-grade
#10
Quanquan Zhao, Chuangang Fu, Enda Yu, Wei Zhang, Ronggui Meng, Hantao Wang, Liqiang Hao, Hao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between tumor regression grade (TRG) and lymph node regression grade (LRG) after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for rectal cancer and its clinical implication. METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 176 rectal cancer patients undergoing radical excision after neoadjuvant CRT from January 2005 to December 2013 in our department were retrospectively analyzed. INCLUSION CRITERIA: (1) Radiology indicated locally advanced low rectal cancer and patients had strong desire to preserve the sphincter before neoadjuvant CRT; (2) there was no definite metastatic lesion before neoadjuvant CRT; (3) patients received whole course of neoadjuvant CRT (regular radiotherapy plus synchronous fluorouracil-like drugs chemotherapy); (4) patients underwent radical operation after neoadjuvant CRT...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898698/enhancing-cd8-t-cell-fatty-acid-catabolism-within%C3%A2-a-metabolically-challenging-tumor-microenvironment-increases-the-efficacy-of-melanoma-immunotherapy
#11
Ying Zhang, Raj Kurupati, Ling Liu, Xiang Yang Zhou, Gao Zhang, Abeer Hudaihed, Flavia Filisio, Wynetta Giles-Davis, Xiaowei Xu, Giorgos C Karakousis, Lynn M Schuchter, Wei Xu, Ravi Amaravadi, Min Xiao, Norah Sadek, Clemens Krepler, Meenhard Herlyn, Gordon J Freeman, Joshua D Rabinowitz, Hildegund C J Ertl
How tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes (TILs) adapt to the metabolic constrains within the tumor microenvironment (TME) and to what degree this affects their ability to combat tumor progression remain poorly understood. Using mouse melanoma models, we report that CD8(+) TILs enhance peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-α signaling and catabolism of fatty acids (FAs) when simultaneously subjected to hypoglycemia and hypoxia. This metabolic switch partially preserves CD8(+) TILs' effector functions, although co-inhibitor expression increases during tumor progression regardless of CD8(+) TILs' antigen specificity...
September 11, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894847/community-engagement-for-the-rapid-elimination-of-malaria-the-case-of-kayin-state-myanmar
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Ladda Kajeechiwa, May Myo Thwin, Suphak Nosten, Saw Win Tun, Daniel Parker, Lorenz von Seidlein, Decha Tangseefa, François Nosten, Phaik Yeong Cheah
BACKGROUND:  Currently, malaria elimination efforts are ongoing in several locations across Southeast Asia,  including in Kayin State (also known as Karen State), Myanmar . This paper describes the community engagement efforts for a pilot malaria elimination project, the challenges encountered and lessons learnt. METHODS:  Between May 2013 and June 2015, a study on targeted malaria elimination (TME) that included mass drug administration was conducted in four villages (TPN, TOT, KNH, and HKT) of Kayin State...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893733/topological-analysis-reveals-a-pd-l1-associated-microenvironmental-niche-for-reed-sternberg-cells-in-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Christopher D Carey, Daniel Gusenleitner, Mikel Lipschitz, Margaretha G M Roemer, Edward C Stack, Evisa Gjini, Xihao Hu, Robert Redd, Gordon J Freeman, Donna Neuberg, F Stephen Hodi, Xiaole Shirley Liu, Margaret A Shipp, Scott J Rodig
Signaling between programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and the programmed cell death -1 ligands (PD-1 ligands, PD-L1, PD-L2) is essential for malignant Hodgkin Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells to evade anti-tumor immunity in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). Copy number alterations of 9p24.1/CD274(PD-L1)/PDCD1LG2(PD-L2) contribute to robust PD-L1 and PD-L2 expression by HRS cells. PD-L1 is also expressed by non-malignant tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) but the relationships between PD-L1+ HRS cells, PD-L1+ TAMs, and PD-1+ T-cells remain undefined...
September 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884365/transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-tumor-microenvironment-to-guide-prognosis-and-immunotherapies
#14
REVIEW
Florent Petitprez, Yann A Vano, Etienne Becht, Nicolas A Giraldo, Aurélien de Reyniès, Catherine Sautès-Fridman, Wolf H Fridman
Tumors are highly heterogeneous tissues where malignant cells are surrounded by and interact with a complex tumor microenvironment (TME), notably composed of a wide variety of immune cells, as well as vessels and fibroblasts. As the dialectical influence between tumor cells and their TME is known to be clinically crucial, we need tools that allow us to study the cellular composition of the microenvironment. In this focused research review, we report MCP-counter, a methodology based on transcriptomic markers that assesses the proportion of several immune and stromal cell populations in the TME from transcriptomic data, and we highlight how it can provide a way to decipher the complex mechanisms at play in tumors...
September 7, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884049/potential-predictive-factors-for-pathologic-complete-response-after-the-neoadjuvant-treatment-of-rectal-adenocarcinoma-a-single-center-experience
#15
Feryel Letaief, Meher Nasri, Mouna Ayadi, Khedija Meddeb, Amina Mokrani, Yosra Yahyaoui, Nesrine Chraiet, Henda Raies, Amel Mezlini
OBJECTIVE: : To assess the response rate of patients with rectal adenocarcinoma to neoadjuvant therapy and to identify the predictors of histological regression after neoadjuvant radiotherapy (RT) or concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). METHODS: : This study recruited 64 patients. The patients had resectable cancer of the lower and the middle rectum (T3/T4 and/or N+) without distant metastasis and received neoadjuvant RT or CCRT followed by radical surgery with total mesorectal excision (TME) between January 2006 and December 2011...
August 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883755/effect-of-glucose-level-on-chemical-hypoxia-and-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-chemokine-expression-in-human-glioblastoma-cell-lines
#16
Yieun Jung, So-Hee Ahn, Sang Hui Park, Youn-Hee Choi
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary intracranial tumor in adults and has poor prognosis. The GBM-specific tumor microenvironment (TME) plays a crucial role in tumor progression, immune escape, local invasion, and metastasis of GBM. Here, we demonstrate that hypoxia, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and differential concentration of glucose influence the expression of cytokines and chemokines, such as IL-6, IL-8, and IP-10, in human glial cell lines. Treatment with cobalt chloride (CoCl2) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) significantly increased the expression levels of IL-6, IL-8, and IP-10 in a dose-dependent manner in CRT-MG and U251-MG astroglioma cells, but not in microglia cells...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883706/simple-instruments-facilitating-achievement-of-transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-in-male-patients
#17
Chang Xu, Hua-Yu Song, Shao-Liang Han, Shi-Chang Ni, Hu-Xiang Zhang, Chun-Gen Xing
AIM: To assess the efficacy of a modified approach with transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) using simple customized instruments in male patients with low rectal cancer. METHODS: A total of 115 male patients with low rectal cancer from December 2006 to August 2015 were retrospectively studied. All patients had a bulky tumor (tumor diameter ≥ 40 mm). Forty-one patients (group A) underwent a classical approach of transabdominal total mesorectal excision (TME) and transanal intersphincteric resection (ISR), and the other 74 patients (group B) underwent a modified approach with transabdominal TME, transanal ISR, and taTME...
August 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883282/development-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#18
Shigehisa Kitano
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are the most striking innovation in the clinical development of immunotherapy. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) restore and augment the antitumor immune activities of cytotoxic T cells by mainly blocking immune checkpoint molecules on T cells or their ligands on antigen-presenting and tumor cells. Based on preclinical data, many clinical trials have demonstrated the acceptable safety profiles and efficacies of mAb in various cancers. The A first-in-class approved immune checkpoint inhibitor is ipilimumab, which is a fully humanized mAb that blocks the immunosuppressive signal by cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881725/nurse-like-cells-promote-cll-survival-through-lfa-3-cd2-interactions
#19
Frédéric Boissard, Marie Tosolini, Laetitia Ligat, Anne Quillet-Mary, Frederic Lopez, Jean-Jacques Fournié, Loic Ysebaert, Mary Poupot
In the tumoral micro-environment (TME) of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), nurse-like cells (NLC) are tumor-associated macrophages which play a critical role in the survival and chemoresistance of tumoral cells. This pro-survival activity is known to involve soluble factors, but few data are available on the relative role of cells cross-talk. Here, we used a transcriptome-based approach to systematically investigate the expression of various receptor/ligand pairs at the surface of NLC/CLL cells. Their relative contribution to CLL survival was assessed both by fluorescent microscopy to identify cellular interactions and by the use of functional tests to measure the impact of uncoupling these pairs with blocking monoclonal antibodies...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877626/tumor-associated-macrophages-nanomedicine-and-imaging-the-axis-of-success-in-the-future-of-cancer-immunotherapy
#20
Saeid Zanganeh, Ryan Spitler, Gregor Hutter, Jim Q Ho, Mohan Pauliah, Morteza Mahmoudi
The success of any given cancer immunotherapy relies on several key factors. In particular, success hinges on the ability to stimulate the immune system in a controlled and precise fashion, select the best treatment options and appropriate therapeutic agents, and use highly effective tools to accurately and efficiently assess the outcome of the immunotherapeutic intervention. Furthermore, a deep understanding and effective utilization of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), nanomedicine and biomedical imaging must be harmonized to improve treatment efficacy...
September 2017: Immunotherapy
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