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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245052/optical-molecular-imaging-for-tumor-detection-and-image-guided-surgery
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Chensu Wang, Zhaohui Wang, Tian Zhao, Yang Li, Gang Huang, Baran D Sumer, Jinming Gao
We have witnessed rapid development of fluorescence molecular imaging of solid tumors for cancer diagnosis and image-guided surgery in the past decade. Many biomarkers unique to cancer cells or tumor microenvironment, such as cell surface receptors, hypoxia, secreted proteases and extracellular acidosis have been characterized, and can be used to distinguish cancer from normal tissue. A variety of optical imaging probes have been developed to target these biomarkers to improve tumor contrast over the background tissue...
December 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242937/paclitaxel-with-and-without-pazopanib-for-persistent-or-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Debra L Richardson, Michael W Sill, Robert L Coleman, Anil K Sood, Michael L Pearl, Siobhan M Kehoe, Michael E Carney, Parviz Hanjani, Linda Van Le, Xun C Zhou, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Heidi J Gray, Lisa M Landrum, Heather A Lankes, Wei Hu, Carol Aghajanian
Importance: Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths in the United States. Pazopanib is an oral, multitarget kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3; platelet-derived growth factor receptors α and β; and proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase (c-KIT). Objective: To estimate the progression-free survival (PFS) hazard ratio (HR) of weekly paclitaxel and pazopanib compared with weekly paclitaxel and placebo in women with recurrent ovarian cancer...
December 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241546/neutrophils-and-snail-orchestrate-the-establishment-of-a-pro-tumor-microenvironment-in-lung-cancer
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Julien Faget, Svenja Groeneveld, Gael Boivin, Martial Sankar, Nadine Zangger, Miguel Garcia, Nicolas Guex, Inti Zlobec, Loïc Steiner, Alessandra Piersigilli, Ioannis Xenarios, Etienne Meylan
Understanding the immune compartment of tumors facilitates the development of revolutionary new therapies. We used a Kras(G12D)-driven mouse model of lung cancer to establish an immune signature and identified a contribution of Gr1+ neutrophils to disease progression. Depletion experiments showed that Gr1+ cells (1) favor tumor growth, (2) reduce T cell homing and prevent successful anti-PD1 immunotherapy, and (3) alter angiogenesis, leading to hypoxia and sustained Snail expression in lung cancer cells. In turn, Snail accelerated disease progression and increased intratumoral Cxcl2 secretion and neutrophil infiltration...
December 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238266/erythropoietin-promoted-the-proliferation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-hypoxia-induced-translocation-of-its-specific-receptor
#4
Shuo Miao, Su-Mei Wang, Xue Cheng, Yao-Feng Li, Qing-Song Zhang, Gang Li, Song-Qing He, Xiao-Ping Chen, Ping Wu
Background: Erythropoietin (EPO) is a hypoxia-inducible stimulator of erythropoiesis. Besides its traditional application in anemia therapy, it offers an effective treatment in the cancer patients, especially those who receive chemotherapy. Several reports indicated that it could promote the tumor cell proliferation through its specific receptor (EPOR). Unfortunately, the role of EPO/EPOR in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progressing is still uncertain. Methods: Protein in tumor tissue from HCC patients or H22 tumor-bearing mice was detected with immunohistochemistry...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237157/hypoxia-accelerates-aggressiveness-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-involving-oxidative-stress-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-non-canonical-hedgehog-signaling
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Zhikui Liu, Kangsheng Tu, Yufeng Wang, Bowen Yao, Qing Li, Liang Wang, Changwei Dou, Qingguang Liu, Xin Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypoxic microenvironment, a common feature of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), can induce HIF-1α expression and promote the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and invasion of cancer cells. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms have not fully elucidated. METHODS: HCC cells were cultured under controlled hypoxia conditions or normoxic conditions. Transwell assays were used to examine the migration and invasion capacity. HIF-1α siRNA, cyclopamine (a SMO antagonist) and GLI1 siRNA were used to inhibit HIF-1α transcription or Hh signaling activation...
December 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236476/oxygen-self-produced-nanoplatform-for-relieving-hypoxia-and-breaking-resistance-to-sonodynamic-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Jie Chen, Honglin Luo, Yan Liu, Wei Zhang, Hongxue Li, Tao Luo, Kun Zhang, Yongxiang Zhao, Junjie Liu
Hypoxia as one characteristic hallmark of solid tumors has been demonstrated to be involved in cancer metastasis and progression, induce severe resistance to oxygen-dependent therapies, and hamper the transportation of theranostic agents. To address these issues, an oxygen-self-produced sonodynamic therapy (SDT) nanoplatform involving a modified fluorocarbon (FC)-chain-mediated oxygen delivery protocol has been established to realize highly efficient SDT against hypoxic pancreatic cancer. In this nanoplatform, mesopores and FC chains of FC-chain-functionalized hollow mesoporous organosilica nanoparticle carriers can provide sufficient storage capacity and binding sites for sonosensitizers (IR780) and oxygen, respectively...
December 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235571/the-hypoxia-marker-caix-is-prognostic-in-the-uk-phase-iii-vortex-biobank-cohort-an-important-resource-for-translational-research-in-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Laura Forker, Piers Gaunt, Stefano Sioletic, Patrick Shenjere, Robert Potter, Darren Roberts, Joely Irlam, Helen Valentine, David Hughes, Ana Hughes, Lucinda Billingham, Rob Grimer, Beatrice Seddon, Ananya Choudhury, Martin Robinson, Catharine M L West
BACKGROUND: Despite high metastasis rates, adjuvant/neoadjuvant systemic therapy for localised soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is not used routinely. Progress requires tailoring therapy to features of tumour biology, which need exploration in well-documented cohorts. Hypoxia has been linked to metastasis in STS and is targetable. This study evaluated hypoxia prognostic markers in the phase III adjuvant radiotherapy VorteX trial. METHODS: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumour biopsies, fresh tumour/normal tissue and blood were collected before radiotherapy...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234033/lnctcf7-is-a-negative-prognostic-factor-and-knockdown-of-lnctcf7-inhibits-migration-proliferation-and-tumorigenicity-in-glioma
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Xiao Gao, Xing Guo, Hao Xue, Wei Qiu, Xiaofan Guo, Jinsen Zhang, Mingyu Qian, Tong Li, Qinglin Liu, Jie Shen, Lin Deng, Gang Li
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to play critical roles in cancer. lncTCF7 (gene symbol: WSPAR) has been reported to maintain stemness in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) stem cells. However, little is known about the role of lncTCF7 in glioma. The aim of this study was to identify the role of lncTCF7 in the pathogenesis of glioma. We analysed the relationship of lncTCF7 expression with clinicopathological characteristics in glioma patients. Our results showed that lncTCF7 expression was increased in glioma tissues compared with that in normal brain tissues (P < 0...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232825/galectin-1-inhibitor-otx008-induces-tumor-vessel-normalization-and-tumor-growth-inhibition-in-human-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-models
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Nathan A Koonce, Robert J Griffin, Ruud P M Dings
Galectin-1 is a hypoxia-regulated protein and a prognostic marker in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). Here we assessed the ability of non-peptidic galectin-1 inhibitor OTX008 to improve tumor oxygenation levels via tumor vessel normalization as well as tumor growth inhibition in two human HNSCC tumor models, the human laryngeal squamous carcinoma SQ20B and the human epithelial type 2 HEp-2. Tumor-bearing mice were treated with OTX008, Anginex, or Avastin and oxygen levels were determined by fiber-optics and molecular marker pimonidazole binding...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230384/non-canonical-mechanisms-regulating-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-in-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Luisa Iommarini, Anna Maria Porcelli, Giuseppe Gasparre, Ivana Kurelac
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α) orchestrates cellular adaptation to low oxygen and nutrient-deprived environment and drives progression to malignancy in human solid cancers. Its canonical regulation involves prolyl hydroxylases (PHDs), which in normoxia induce degradation, whereas in hypoxia allow stabilization of HIF-1α. However, in certain circumstances, HIF-1α regulation goes beyond the actual external oxygen levels and involves PHD-independent mechanisms. Here, we gather and discuss the evidence on the non-canonical HIF-1α regulation, focusing in particular on the consequences of mitochondrial respiratory complexes damage on stabilization of this pleiotropic transcription factor...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228687/interactions-between-rasa2-cadm1-hif1an-gene-polymorphisms-and-body-fatness-with-breast-cancer-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-china
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Zheng Zhu, Zhimei Teng, Fränzel J B van Duijnhoven, Meihua Dong, Yun Qian, Hao Yu, Jie Yang, Renqiang Han, Jian Su, Wencong Du, Xingyu Huang, Jinyi Zhou, Xiaojin Yu, Ellen Kampman, Ming Wu
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have indicated that gene polymorphisms in alleles of RAS p21 protein activator 2 (RASA2), cell adhesion molecule 1 (CADM1) and hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha subunit inhibitor (HIF1AN) are associated with the risk of obesity. In this study, we explored the interactions between candidate SNPs of RASA2 (rs16851483), CADM1 (rs12286929) and HIF1AN (rs17094222) and body fatness for breast cancer risk. Unconditional logistic regression models were applied to measure the associations of related factors with breast cancer by odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225600/hypoxic-stress-induced-tumor-and-immune-plasticity-suppression-and-impact-on-tumor-heterogeneity
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REVIEW
Stéphane Terry, Stéphanie Buart, Salem Chouaib
The microenvironment of a developing tumor is composed of proliferating cancer cells, blood vessels, stromal cells, infiltrating inflammatory cells, and a variety of associated tissue cells. The crosstalk between stromal cells and malignant cells within this environment crucially determines the fate of tumor progression, its hostility, and heterogeneity. It is widely accepted that hypoxic stresses occur in most solid tumors. Moreover, cancer cells found within hypoxic regions are presumed to represent the most aggressive and therapy-resistant fractions of the tumor...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222481/hypoxia-inducible-factor-prolyl-4-hydroxylase-1-is-a-convergent-point-in-the-reciprocal-negative-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p53-signaling-pathways
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Karim Ullah, Ann-Helen Rosendahl, Valerio Izzi, Ulrich Bergmann, Taina Pihlajaniemi, Joni M Mäki, Johanna Myllyharju
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF1α) induces the expression of several hundred genes in hypoxia aiming at restoration of oxygen homeostasis. HIF prolyl-4-hydroxylases (HIF-P4Hs) regulate the stability of HIF1α in an oxygen-dependent manner. Hypoxia is a common feature in inflammation and cancer and the HIF pathway is closely linked with the inflammatory NF-κB and tumor suppressor p53 pathways. Here we show that genetic inactivation or chemical inhibition of HIF-P4H-1 leads to downregulation of proinflammatory genes, while proapoptotic genes are upregulated...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221165/angiogenesis-in-adenosquamous-cancer-of-pancreas
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Nicola Silvestris, Katia Danza, Vito Longo, Oronzo Brunetti, Livia Fucci, Antonella Argentiero, Angela Calabrese, Ivana Cataldo, Roberto Tamma, Domenico Ribatti, Stefania Tommasi
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas (ASCP) is an uncommon variant of exocrine pancreatic malignancies, characterized by a histological admixture of adenomatous and squamous cell elements. This cancer is characterized by a poorly differentiated histology and a poorer clinical outcome compared to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Unlike PDAC, that is characterized by a low microvascular density (MVD) and collapsed vasculature, no data are available about angiogenesis in ASPC. Immunohistochemical evaluation of MVD and trypatse-positive mast cells (MCs) were performed on a single case of ASCP compared to PDAC...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220576/oxygenic-hybrid-semiconducting-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-photodynamic-therapy
#15
Houjuan Zhu, Jingchao Li, Xiaoying Qi, Peng Chen, Kanyi Pu
Photodynamic nanotheranostics has shown great promise for cancer therapy; however, its therapeutic efficacy is limited due to the hypoxia of tumor microenvironment and the unfavorable bioavailability of existing photodynamic agents. We herein develop hybrid core-shell semiconducting nanoparticles (SPN-Ms) that can undergo O2 evolution in hypoxic solid tumor to promote photodynamic process. Such oxygenic nanoparticles are synthesized through a one-pot surface growth reaction and have a unique multilayer structure cored and coated with semiconducting polymer nanoparticles (SPNs) and manganese dioxide (MnO2) nanosheets, respectively...
December 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219195/dissecting-the-17%C3%AE-estradiol-pathways-necessary-for-neuroglobin-anti-apoptotic-activity-in-breast-cancer
#16
Marco Fiocchetti, Manuela Cipolletti, Paolo Ascenzi, Maria Marino
Neuroglobin (NGB) is a relatively recent discovered monomeric heme-protein, which behave in neurons as a sensor of injuring stimuli including oxidative stress, hypoxia, and neurotoxicity. In addition, the anti-apoptotic activity of overexpressed NGB has been reported both in neurons and in cancer cell lines. We recently demonstrated that, NGB functions as a compensatory protein of the steroid hormone 17β-estradiol (E2) protecting cancer cells against the apoptotic death induced by oxidative stress. However, as far we known, the E2-induced signaling pathways at the root of NGB over-expression and mitochondrial re-localization in breast cancer cells is still elusive...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218693/non-catalytic-region-of-tyrosine-kinase-adaptor-protein-2-nck2-pathways-as-factor-promoting-aggressiveness-in-ovarian-cancer
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Mara Fanelli, Alessia Camperchioli, Lella Petrella, Marco Petrillo, Cinzia Baranello, Pina Baccaro, Carmela Paolillo, Ettore Capoluongo, Giovanni Scambia
BACKGROUND: In this study we investigated the function of the non-catalytic region of tyrosine kinase adaptor protein 2 (NCK2) and its correlation with ITGB1 and ITGB4 integrins in driving ovarian cancer (OvCa) aggressiveness. We also evaluated whether NCK2 may influence prognosis in OvCa patients. METHODS: Nanofluidic technology was used to analyze expression of NCK2 in 332 OvCa patients. To evaluate mRNA expression of NCK2, integrins and VEGFA in OvCa cell lines, qRT-PCR was performed...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218270/anatomic-functional-and-molecular-imaging-in-lung-cancer-precision-radiation-therapy-treatment-response-assessment-and-radiation-therapy-personalization
#18
REVIEW
Michael MacManus, Sarah Everitt, Tanja Schimek-Jasch, X Allen Li, Ursula Nestle, Feng-Ming Spring Kong
This article reviews key imaging modalities for lung cancer patients treated with radiation therapy (RT) and considers their actual or potential contributions to critical decision-making. An international group of researchers with expertise in imaging in lung cancer patients treated with RT considered the relevant literature on modalities, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). These perspectives were coordinated to summarize the current status of imaging in lung cancer and flag developments with future implications...
December 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218250/evaluation-of-the-role-of-downregulation-of-snf5-ini1-core-subunit-of-swi-snf-complex-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-development
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Elzbieta Sarnowska, Michal Szymanski, Nataliia Rusetska, Marcin Ligaj, Iga Jancewicz, Pawel Cwiek, Marta Skrodzka, Marcin Leszczynski, Joanna Szarkowska, Alicja Chrzan, Malgorzata Stachowiak, Jaroslaw Steciuk, Anna Maassen, Lech Galek, Tomasz Demkow, Janusz A Siedlecki, Tomasz J Sarnowski
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is characterized by stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF1), and mutations in von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene. Additionally, in about 40% of ccRCC cases the mutation in PBRM1 (POLYBROMO1) gene coding for a non-core subunit of SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex was found suggesting potential impairment of this complex function in ccRCC. In this study we assessed the extent to which the core SWI/SNF complex subunit - INI1 (hSNF5/SMARCB1) is affected in ccRCC and whether it has any consequences on the development of this type of cancer...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217649/an-unusual-cause-of-hypoxia-getting-to-the-heart-of-the-matter
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Daniel Hammersley, Aamire Shamsi, Mohammad Murtaza Zaman, Phillip Berry, Lydia Sturridge
A 63 year old female presented to hospital with progressive exertional dyspnoea over a 6 month period. In the year preceding her admission, she reported an intercurrent history of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and weight loss. She was found to be hypoxic, the cause for which was initially unclear. A ventilation-perfusion scan identified a right-to-left shunt. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) demonstrated a significant right-to-left intracardiac shunt through a patent foramen ovale (PFO); additionally severe tricuspid regurgitation was noted through a highly abnormal tricuspid valve...
December 7, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
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