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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550753/catalase-loaded-cisplatin-prodrug-constructed-liposomes-to-overcome-tumor-hypoxia-for-enhanced-chemo-radiotherapy-of-cancer
#1
Rui Zhang, Xuejiao Song, Chao Liang, Xuan Yi, Guosheng Song, Yu Chao, Yu Yang, Kai Yang, Liangzhu Feng, Zhuang Liu
Aiming at improved therapeutic efficacies, the combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy (chemo-radiotherapy) has been widely studied and applied in clinic. However, the hostile characteristics of tumor microenvironment such as hypoxia often limit the efficacies in both types of cancer therapies. Herein, catalase (CAT), an antioxidant enzyme, is encapsulated inside liposomes constituted by cisplatin (IV)-prodrug-conjugated phospholipid, forming CAT@Pt (IV)-liposome for enhanced chemo-radiotherapy of cancer...
May 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550626/combination-breast-cancer-chemotherapy-with-doxorubicin-and-cyclophosphamide-damages-bone-and-bone-marrow-in-a-female-rat-model
#2
Chiaming Fan, Kristen R Georgiou, Howard A Morris, Ross A McKinnon, Dorothy M K Keefe, Peter R Howe, Cory J Xian
PURPOSE: Anthracyclines (including doxorubicin) are still the backbone of commonly used breast cancer chemotherapy regimens. Despite increasing use of doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (AC) combinations for treating breast cancer, their potential to cause adverse skeletal effects remains unclear. METHODS: This study examined the effects of treatments with the AC regimen on bone and bone marrow in adult female rats. RESULTS: AC treatment for four cycles (weekly intravenous injection of 2 mg/kg doxorubicin and 20 mg/kg cyclophosphamide) resulted in a reduced volume of trabecular bone at the metaphysis, which was associated with reduced serum levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 and alkaline phosphatase...
May 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550447/trends-in-surgical-research-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Genrich Tolstonog, Christian Simon
The task of surgical research is to improve the efficacy of available surgical therapeutic modalities, develop new ones, and balance this well with favorable functional outcome. Therefore, surgical research is composed of a translational and a clinical component. In translational surgical research, animal models are used to better understand the biology of head and neck cancers, but even more importantly, the biology of changes to the disease and the microenvironment created by surgical interventions. Animal models additionally allow for the development of image-guided surgery systems, novel strategies of intraoperative adjuvant treatment, and patient "avatars" to test innovative anticancer drug combinations...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550200/t-cells-deficient-in-the-tyrosine-phosphatase-shp-1-resist-suppression-by-regulatory-t-cells
#4
Emily R Mercadante, Ulrike M Lorenz
The balance between activation of T cells and their suppression by regulatory T cells (Tregs) is dysregulated in autoimmune diseases and cancer. Autoimmune diseases feature T cells that are resistant to suppression by Tregs, whereas in cancer, T cells are unable to mount antitumor responses due to the Treg-enriched suppressive microenvironment. In this study, we observed that loss of the tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1, a negative regulator of TCR signaling, renders naive CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells resistant to Treg-mediated suppression in a T cell-intrinsic manner...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549917/dendritic-cell-derived-exosomes-elicit-tumor-regression-in-autochthonous-hepatocellular-carcinoma-mouse-models
#5
Zhen Lu, Bingfeng Zuo, Renwei Jing, Xianjun Gao, Quan Rao, Zhili Liu, Han Qi, Hongxing Guo, HaiFang Yin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dendritic cell (DC)-derived exosomes (DEXs) form a new class of vaccines for cancer immunotherapy. However their potency in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a life-threatening malignancy with limited treatment options in the clinic and responds poorly to immunotherapy, remains to be investigated. METHODS: Exosomes derived from α-fetoprotein (AFP) - expressing DCs (DEXAFP) were investigated in three different HCC mouse models systemically and tumor growth and microenvironment were monitored...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549791/micrornas-in-gynecological-cancers-small-molecules-with-big-implications
#6
Sanjeev K Srivastava, Aamir Ahmad, Haseeb Zubair, Orlandric Miree, Seema Singh, Rodney P Rocconi, Jennifer Scalici, Ajay P Singh
Gynecological cancers (GCs) are often diagnosed at advanced stages, limiting the efficacy of available therapeutic options. Thus, there remains an urgent and unmet need for innovative research for the efficient clinical management of GC patients. Research over past several years has revealed the enormous promise of miRNAs. These small non-coding RNAs can aid in the diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of all major GCs, viz., ovarian cancers, cervical cancers and endometrial cancers. Mechanistic details of the miRNAs-mediated regulation of multiple biological functions are under constant investigation, and a number of miRNAs are now believed to influence growth, proliferation, invasion, metastasis, chemoresistance and the relapse of different GCs...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549790/the-inhibitor-of-differentiation-1-id-1-enables-lung-cancer-liver-colonization-through-activation-of-an-emt-program-in-tumor-cells-and-establishment-of-the-pre-metastatic-niche
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Eduardo Castañón, Alex Soltermann, Inés López, Marta Román, Margarita Ecay, María Collantes, Miriam Redrado, Iosune Baraibar, José María López-Picazo, Christian Rolfo, Fernando Vidal-Vanaclocha, Luis Raez, Walter Weder, Alfonso Calvo, Ignacio Gil-Bazo
Id1 promotes carcinogenesis and metastasis, and predicts prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-adenocarcionoma patients. We hypothesized that Id1 may play a critical role in lung cancer colonization of the liver by affecting both tumor cells and the microenvironment. Depleted levels of Id1 in LLC (Lewis lung carcinoma cells, LLC shId1) significantly reduced cell proliferation and migration in vitro. Genetic loss of Id1 in the host tissue (Id1(-/-) mice) impaired liver colonization and increased survival of Id1(-/-) animals...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549626/cell-biology-metabolic-crosstalk-in-glioma
#8
REVIEW
Alison Colquhoun
The renewed interest in cancer metabolism in recent years has been fuelled by the identification of the involvement of key oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes in the control of metabolic pathways. Many of these alterations lead to dramatic changes in bioenergetics, biosynthesis and redox balance within tumour cells. The complex relationship between tumour cell metabolism and the tumour microenvironment has turned this field of biochemistry and cell biology into a challenging and exciting area for study. In the case of gliomas the involvement of altered metabolic pathways including glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation and glutaminolysis are pointing the way to new possibilities for treatment...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549596/emerging-roles-of-the-cxcl12-cxcr4-axis-in-pancreatic-cancer-progression-and-therapy
#9
REVIEW
Richard L Sleightholm, Beth K Neilsen, Jing Li, Maria M Steele, Rakesh K Singh, Michael A Hollingsworth, David Oupicky
Chemokine networks regulate a variety of cellular, physiological, and immune processes. These normal functions can become appropriated by cancer cells to facilitate a more hospitable niche for aberrant cells by enhancing growth, proliferation, and metastasis. This is especially true in pancreatic cancer, where chemokine signaling is a vital component in the development of the supportive tumor microenvironment and the signaling between the cancer cells and surrounding stromal cells. Although expression patterns vary among cancer types, the chemokine receptor CXCR4 has been implicated in nearly every major malignancy and plays a prominent role in pancreatic cancer development and progression...
May 23, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549420/prognostic-significance-of-tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#10
Juan Fang, Xiaoxu Li, Da Ma, Xiangqi Liu, Yichen Chen, Yun Wang, Vivian Wai Yan Lui, Juan Xia, Bin Cheng, Zhi Wang
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors aid in the stratification and treatment of cancer. This study evaluated prognostic importance of tumor infiltrating immune cell in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: Profiles of infiltrating immune cells and clinicopathological data were available for 78 OSCC patients with a median follow-up of 48 months. The infiltrating intensity of CD8, CD4, T-bet, CD68 and CD57 positive cells were assessed by immunohistochemistry...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548126/microrna-dysregulation-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-influences-the-phenotype-of-pancreatic-cancer
#11
Eva Karamitopoulou, Stefan Haemmig, Ulrich Baumgartner, Cornelia Schlup, Martin Wartenberg, Erik Vassella
Cellular interactions in the tumor microenvironment influence neoplastic progression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. One underlying mechanism is the induction of the prognostically unfavorable epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-like tumor budding. Our aim is to explore the expression of microRNAs implicated in the regulation of tumor budding focusing on the microenvironment of the invasive front. To this end, RNA from laser-capture-microdissected material of the main tumor, tumor buds, juxta-tumoral stroma, tumor-remote stroma, and non-neoplastic pancreatic parenchyma from pancreatic cancer cases with (n=7) and without (n=6) tumor budding was analyzed by qRT-PCR for the expression of a panel of miRNAs that are known to be implicated in the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, including miR-21, miR-183, miR-200b, miR-200c, miR-203, miR-205, miR-210, and miR-217...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548102/replicating-viral-vector-platform-exploits-alarmin-signals-for-potent-cd8-t-cell-mediated-tumour-immunotherapy
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Sandra M Kallert, Stephanie Darbre, Weldy V Bonilla, Mario Kreutzfeldt, Nicolas Page, Philipp Müller, Matthias Kreuzaler, Min Lu, Stéphanie Favre, Florian Kreppel, Max Löhning, Sanjiv A Luther, Alfred Zippelius, Doron Merkler, Daniel D Pinschewer
Viral infections lead to alarmin release and elicit potent cytotoxic effector T lymphocyte (CTL(eff)) responses. Conversely, the induction of protective tumour-specific CTL(eff) and their recruitment into the tumour remain challenging tasks. Here we show that lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) can be engineered to serve as a replication competent, stably-attenuated immunotherapy vector (artLCMV). artLCMV delivers tumour-associated antigens to dendritic cells for efficient CTL priming. Unlike replication-deficient vectors, artLCMV targets also lymphoid tissue stroma cells expressing the alarmin interleukin-33...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547979/association-of-infiltrating-cells-with-microvessel-density-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#13
Olga Stasikowska-Kanicka, Małgorzata Wągrowska-Danilewicz, Marian Danilewicz
Several lines of evidence indicate that immune cells in the tumor microenvironment play an important role in regulating tumor progression. An immunohistochemical method was used to examine the abundance of natural killer (NK) cells, mucosal dendritic cells (DCs), macrophages, mast cells, and microvessel density in 78 cases of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC): with better prognosis - OSCCBP (n = 37), and with poorer prognosis - OSCCPP (n = 41), and 18 controls. The mean numbers of macrophages and microvessels were significantly higher in the OSCCPP group in comparison to both OSCCBP and control groups...
2017: Polish Journal of Pathology: Official Journal of the Polish Society of Pathologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546287/immune-atlases-created-for-kidney-lung-cancers
#14
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Two groups of researchers have generated the first comprehensive "immune atlases" of clear cell renal cell carcinoma and early lung adenocarcinoma. Their work better illuminates the tumor immune microenvironment and may lead to more effective immunotherapy strategies.
May 25, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546082/targeting-gpnmb-with-glembatumumab-vedotin-current-developments-and-future-opportunities-for-the-treatment-of-cancer
#15
REVIEW
April A N Rose, Marco Biondini, Rafael Curiel, Peter M Siegel
GPNMB has emerged as an immunomodulator and an important positive mediator of tumor progression and metastasis in numerous solid cancers. Tumor intrinsic GPNMB-mediated effects on cellular signaling, coupled with the ability of GPNMB to influence the primary tumor and metastatic microenvironments in a non-cell autonomous fashion, combine to augment malignant cancer phenotypes. In addition, GPNMB is often overexpressed in a variety of cancers, making it an attractive therapeutic target. In this regard, glembatumumab vedotin, an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) that targets GPNMB, is currently in clinical trials as a single agent in multiple cancers...
May 22, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545567/cancer-immunotherapy-by-targeting-immune-checkpoints-mechanism-of-t-cell-dysfunction-in-cancer-immunity-and-new-therapeutic-targets
#16
REVIEW
Hwei-Fang Tsai, Ping-Ning Hsu
Immune checkpoints or coinhibitory receptors, such as cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen (CTLA)-4 and programmed death (PD)-1, play important roles in regulating T cell responses, and they were proven to be effective targets in treating cancer. In chronic viral infections and cancer, T cells are chronically exposed to persistent antigen stimulation. This is often associated with deterioration of T cell function with constitutive activation of immune checkpoints, a state called 'exhaustion', which is commonly associated with inefficient control of tumors and persistent viral infections...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545187/enterolactone-suppresses-proliferation-migration-and-metastasis-of-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-through-inhibition-of-upa-induced-plasmin-activation-and-mmps-mediated-ecm-remodeling
#17
Aniket V Mali, Asavari A Joshi, Mahabaleshwar V Hegde, Shivajirao S Kadam
Background: To enhance their own survival, tumor cells can manipulate their microenvironment through remodeling of the extra cellular matrix (ECM). The urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) system catalyzes plasmin production which further mediates activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and plays an important role in breast cancer invasion and metastasis through ECM remodeling. This provides a potential target for therapeutic intervention of breast cancer treatment. Enterolactone (EL) is derived from dietary flax lignans in the human body and is known to have anti-breast cancer activity...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544932/vascular-homing-peptides-for-cancer-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Lan Lu, Huan Qi, Jie Zhu, Wen Xia Sun, Bin Zhang, Chun Yan Tang, Qiang Cheng
In the past 30 years, a variety of phage libraries have been extensively utilized to identify and develop tumor homing peptides (THPs). THPs specifically bind to tumor cells or elements of the tumor microenvironment while no or low affinity to normal cells. In this regard, the efficacy of therapeutic agents in cancer therapy can be enhanced by targeting strategies based on coupling with THPs that recognize receptors expressed by tumor cells or tumor vasculature. Especially, vascular-homing peptides, targeting tumor vasculature, have their receptors expressed on or around the blood vessel including pro-angiogenic factors, metalloproteinase, integrins, fibrin-fibronectin complexes, etc...
May 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544639/biomimetic-model-of-tumor-microenvironment-on-microfluidic-platform
#19
Minhwan Chung, Jungho Ahn, Kyungmin Son, Sudong Kim, Noo Li Jeon
The "Tumor microenvironment" (TME) is a complex, interacting system of the tumor and its surrounding environment. The TME has drawn more attention recently in attempts to overcome current drug resistance and the recurrence of cancer by understanding the cancer and its microenvironment systematically, beyond past reductionist approaches. However, a lack of experimental tools to dissect the intricate interactions has hampered in-depth research into the TME. Here, a biomimetic TME model using a microfluidic platform is presented, which enables the interaction between TME constituents to be studied in a comprehensive manner...
May 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543663/lncrna-malat1-promotes-angiogenesis-of-thyroid-cancer-by-modulating-tumor-associated-macrophage-fgf2-protein-secretion
#20
Jian-Kang Huang, Wen-Hua Song, Bang-Yu Lu, Yu-Bin Huang, Hui-Ming Dong, Xiao-Kai Ma, Zheng-Zhi Zhu, Rui Zhou, Ling Ma
OBJECTIVE: Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in the tumor microenvironment have been associated with enhanced tumor progression. In this study, we investigated the role and molecular mechanisms of MALAT1 in TAMs derived from thyroid cancer. METHODS: The expression of MALAT1 and FGF2 in thyroid cancer tissues and cells were measured by quantitative real-time PCR and western blot. TAMs were transfected with indicated constructs. Then the culture medium (CM) from TAMs was harvested for assay...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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