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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342200/inhibiting-tgf-beta-signaling-preserves-the-function-of-highly-activated-in-vitro-expanded-natural-killer-cells-in-aml-and-colon-cancer-models
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Folashade Otegbeye, Evelyn Ojo, Stephen Moreton, Nathan Mackowski, Dean A Lee, Marcos de Lima, David N Wald
Natural killer cells harnessed from healthy individuals can be expanded ex vivo using various platforms to produce large doses for adoptive transfer into cancer patients. During such expansion, NK cells are increasingly activated and more efficient at killing cancer cells. Adoptive transfer however introduces these activated cells into a highly immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment mediated in part by excessive transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) from both cancer cells and their surrounding stroma...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341321/interleukin-6-contributes-to-chemoresistance-in-mda-mb-231-cells-via-targeting-hif-1%C3%AE
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Ke Wang, Xue Zhu, Kai Zhang, Yongxiang Yin, Yu Chen, Ting Zhang
Chemoresistance is a critical challenge in the clinical treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). It has been well documented that inflammatory mediators from tumor microenvironment are involved in the pathogenesis of TNBC and might be related to chemoresistance of cancer cells. In this study, the contribution of interleukin-6 (IL-6), one of the principal oncogenic molecules, in chemoresistance of a TNBC cell line MDA-MB-231 was first investigated. The results showed that IL-6 treatment could induce upregulation of HIF-1α via the activation of STAT3 in MDA-MB-231 cells, which consequently contributed to its effect against chemotherapeutic drug-induced cytotoxicity and cell apoptosis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341024/advanced-contrast-agents-for-multimodal-biomedical-imaging-based-on-nanotechnology
#3
Daniel Calle, Paloma Ballesteros, Sebastián Cerdán
Clinical imaging modalities have reached a prominent role in medical diagnosis and patient management in the last decades. Different image methodologies as Positron Emission Tomography, Single Photon Emission Tomography, X-Rays, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging are in continuous evolution to satisfy the increasing demands of current medical diagnosis. Progress in these methodologies has been favored by the parallel development of increasingly more powerful contrast agents. These are molecules that enhance the intrinsic contrast of the images in the tissues where they accumulate, revealing noninvasively the presence of characteristic molecular targets or differential physiopathological microenvironments...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340409/dynamics-of-3d-carcinoma-cell-invasion-into-aligned-collagen
#4
Arja Ray, Rachel K Morford, Nima Ghaderi, David J Odde, Paolo P Provenzano
Carcinoma cells frequently expand and invade from a confined lesion, or multicellular clusters, into and through the stroma on the path to metastasis, often with an efficiency dictated by the architecture and composition of the microenvironment. Specifically, in desmoplastic carcinomas such as those of the breast, aligned collagen tracks provide contact guidance cues for directed cancer cell invasion. Yet, the evolving dynamics of this process of invasion remains poorly understood, in part due to difficulties in continuously capturing both spatial and temporal heterogeneity and progression to invasion in experimental systems...
January 17, 2018: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340117/the-regulation-of-pre-metastatic-niche-formation-by-neutrophils
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REVIEW
Jadwiga Jablonska, Stephan Lang, Ronit Vogt Sionov, Zvi Granot
Metastasis is a multistep process requiring tumor cell detachment from the primary tumor and migration to target organs through the lymphatic or blood circulatory systems. Specific organs are predisposed to metastases in certain cancers and the formation of supportive metastatic microenvironment determines tumor cell homing. Such an environment is provided by a pre-metastatic niche that is formed through the recruitment of bone marrow-derived myeloid cells, however the mechanisms of its formation are not fully understood...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340116/t-follicular-helper-cells-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-follicular-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Jordi Ochando, Mounia S Braza
Follicular lymphoma (FL), the most common indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), is a germinal center (GC)-derived lymphoma. The mechanisms underlying B-cell differentiation/maturation in GCs could be also involved in their malignant transformation. Moreover, the non-malignant cell composition and architecture of the tumor microenvironment can influence FL development and outcome. Here, we review recent research advances on CD4 helper T cells in FL that highlight the pivotal role of T follicular helper (TFH) cells in a complex multicellular system where they interact with B cells during GC dynamics...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340095/tumoral-immune-infiltrate-if-pd-l1-expression-and-role-of-cd8-tia-1-lymphocytes-in-localized-osteosarcoma-patients-treated-within-protocol-isg-os1
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Emanuela Palmerini, Claudio Agostinelli, Piero Picci, Stefano Pileri, Teresa Marafioti, Pier-Luigi Lollini, Katia Scotlandi, Alessandra Longhi, Maria Serena Benassi, Stefano Ferrari
Background: We hypothesized that immune-infiltrates were associated with superior survival, and examined a primary osteosarcoma tissue microarrays (TMAs) to test this hypothesis. Methods: 129 patients (pts) with localized osteosarcoma treated within protocol ISG-OS1 were included in the study. Clinical characteristics, expression of CD8, CD3, FOXP3, CD20, CD68/CD163 (tumor associated macrophage, TAM), Tia-1 (cytotoxic T cell), CD303 (plasmacytoid dendritic cells: pDC), Arginase-1 (myeloid derived suppressor cells: MDSC), PD-1 on immune-cells (IC), and PD-L1 on tumoral cells (TC) and IC were analysed and correlated with outcome...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340075/extracting-microtentacle-dynamics-of-tumor-cells-in-a-non-adherent-environment
#8
Eleanor C Ory, Desu Chen, Kristi R Chakrabarti, Peipei Zhang, James I Andorko, Christopher M Jewell, Wolfgang Losert, Stuart S Martin
During metastasis, tumor cells dynamically change their cytoskeleton to traverse through a variety of non-adherent microenvironments, including the vasculature or lymphatics. Due to the challenges of imaging drift in non-adhered tumor cells, the dynamic cytoskeletal phenotypes are poorly understood. We present a new approach to analyze the dynamic cytoskeletal phenotypes of non-adhered cells that support microtentacles (McTNs), which are cell surface projections implicated in metastatic reattachment. Combining a recently-developed cell tethering method with a novel image analysis framework allowed McTN attribute extraction...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339738/dna-methyltransferase-inhibition-upregulates-mhc-i-to-potentiate-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-responses-in-breast-cancer
#9
Na Luo, Mellissa J Nixon, Paula I Gonzalez-Ericsson, Violeta Sanchez, Susan R Opalenik, Huili Li, Cynthia A Zahnow, Michael L Nickels, Fei Liu, Mohammed N Tantawy, Melinda E Sanders, H Charles Manning, Justin M Balko
Potentiating anti-tumor immunity by inducing tumor inflammation and T cell-mediated responses are a promising area of cancer therapy. Immunomodulatory agents that promote these effects function via a wide variety of mechanisms, including upregulation of antigen presentation pathways. Here, we show that major histocompatibility class-I (MHC-I) genes are methylated in human breast cancers, suppressing their expression. Treatment of breast cancer cell lines with a next-generation hypomethylating agent, guadecitabine, upregulates MHC-I expression in response to interferon-γ...
January 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339541/phd3-controls-lung-cancer-metastasis-and-resistance-to-egfr-inhibitors-through-tgf%C3%AE
#10
Higinio Dopeso, Hui-Ke Jiao, Angel M Cuesta, Anne-Theres Henze, Liane Jurida, Michael Kracht, Amparo Acker-Palmer, Boyan K Garvalov, Till Acker
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, in large part due to its high propensity to metastasize and develop therapy resistance. Adaptive responses to hypoxia and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) are linked to tumor metastasis and drug resistance, but little is known about how oxygen sensing and EMT intersect to control these hallmarks of cancer. Here we show that the oxygen sensor PHD3 links hypoxic signaling and EMT regulation in the lung tumor microenvironment. PHD3 was repressed by signals that induce EMT and acted as a negative regulator of EMT, metastasis and therapeutic resistance...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339479/hif-signaling-in-osteoblast-lineage-cells-promotes-systemic-breast-cancer-growth-and-metastasis-in-mice
#11
Claire-Sophie Devignes, Yetki Aslan, Audrey Brenot, Audrey Devillers, Koen Schepers, Stéphanie Fabre, Jonathan Chou, Amy-Jo Casbon, Zena Werb, Sylvain Provot
Bone metastasis involves dynamic interplay between tumor cells and the local stromal environment. In bones, local hypoxia and activation of the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α in osteoblasts are essential to maintain skeletal homeostasis. However, the role of osteoblast-specific HIF signaling in cancer metastasis is unknown. Here, we show that osteoprogenitor cells (OPCs) are located in hypoxic niches in the bone marrow and that activation of HIF signaling in these cells increases bone mass and favors breast cancer metastasis to bone locally...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339440/repurposing-tin-mesoporphyrin-as-an-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-shows-therapeutic-efficacy-in-preclinical-models-of-cancer
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Tamara Muliaditan, James W Opzoomer, Jonathan Caron, Mary Okesola, Paris Kosti, Sharanpreet Lall, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Francesco Dazzi, Andrew Tutt, Anita Grigoriadis, Cheryl Gillett, Stephen F Madden, Joy M Burchell, Shahram Kordasti, Sandra S Diebold, James Spicer, James N Arnold
PURPOSE: Unprecedented clinical outcomes have been achieved in a variety of cancers by targeting immune checkpoint molecules. This preclinical study investigates heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), an immune suppressive enzyme that is expressed in a wide variety of cancers, as a potential immune checkpoint target in the context of a chemotherapy-elicited anti-tumor immune response. We evaluate repurposing tin mesoporphyrin (SnMP), which has demonstrated safety and efficacy targeting hepatic HO in the clinic for the treatment of hyperbilirubinaemia, as an immune checkpoint blockade therapy for the treatment of cancer...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339377/robust-antitumor-responses-result-from-local-chemotherapy-and-ctla-4-blockade
#13
Charlotte E Ariyan, Mary Sue Brady, Robert H Siegelbaum, Jian Hu, Danielle M Bello, Jamie Green, Charles Fisher, Robert A Lefkowitz, Katherine S Panageas, Melissa Pulitzer, Marissa Vignali, Ryan Emerson, Christopher Tipton, Harlan Robins, Taha Merghoub, Jianda Yuan, Achim Jungbluth, Jorge Blando, Padmanee Sharma, Alexander Y Rudensky, Jedd D Wolchok, James P Allison
Clinical responses to immunotherapy have been associated with augmentation of preexisting immune responses, manifested by heightened inflammation in the tumor microenvironment. However, many tumors have a non-inflamed microenvironment, and response rates to immunotherapy in melanoma have been <50%. We approached this problem by utilizing immunotherapy (CTLA-4 blockade) combined with chemotherapy to induce local inflammation. In murine models of melanoma and prostate cancer, the combination of chemotherapy and CTLA-4 blockade induced a shift in the cellular composition of the tumor microenvironment, with infiltrating CD8+ and CD4+ T cells increasing the CD8/Foxp3 T-cell ratio...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339375/tusc2-immunogene-synergizes-with-anti-pd1-through-enhanced-proliferation-and-infiltration-of-natural-killer-cells-in-syngeneic-kras-mutant-mouse-lung-cancer-models
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Ismail M Meraz, Mourad Majidi, Xiaobo Cao, Heather Lin, Lerong Li, Jing Wang, Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, David Rice, Boris Sepesi, Lin Ji, Jack A Roth
Expression of the multikinase inhibitor encoded by tumor suppressor gene TUSC2 (also known as FUS1) is lost or decreased in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). TUSC2 delivered systemically by nanovesicles has mediated tumor regression in clinical trials. Because of the role of TUSC2 in regulating immune cells, we assessed TUSC2 efficacy on antitumor immune responses alone and in combination with anti-PD-1 in two Kras-mutant syngeneic mouse lung cancer models. TUSC2 alone significantly reduced tumor growth and prolonged survival compared with anti-PD-1...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338609/chemotherapy-induced-immunomodulation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-rationale-for-combination-chemoimmunotherapy
#15
Hua Zheng, Masha Zeltsman, Marjorie G Zauderer, Takashi Eguchi, Raj G Vaghjiani, Prasad S Adusumilli
Spurred by the survival benefits seen with the use of checkpoint blockade in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), there has been a growing interest in the potential applications of immunotherapy. Despite this, the objective response rate for single-agent immunotherapy remains ≤20% in patients with advanced NSCLC. A combinatorial approach that utilizes both chemotherapy and immunotherapy is a potential strategy to increase antitumor efficacy. Accumulating evidence has shown that the immunomodulatory effects of chemotherapeutic agents can be exploited in a combinational approach...
September 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338184/design-of-ph-sensitive-nanovesicles-via-cholesterol-analogue-incorporation-for-improving-in-vivo-delivery-of-chemotherapeutics
#16
Lina Liang, Jun Fu, Liyan Qiu
pH-responsive polymersomes have emerged as promising nanocarriers for antitumor drugs to realize their fast release and action in weak acidic microenvironment of tumor cells. Herein, however, we designed a remarkably pH-responsive polymersome self-assembled from amphiphilic benzimidazole-based polyphosphazenes via the incorporation of cholesteryl hemisuccinate (CholHS), a type of cholesteric molecule, into the polymersome bilayers to inhibit the drug release during blood circulation. Actually, unwanted premature drug leakage before arriving at acidic tumor site has become a serious problem for polymersomes encapsulating water-soluble drugs, especially when the drug-loading is at a high level, thus limiting the therapeutic efficacy...
January 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338179/ligand-switchable-micellar-nanocarriers-for-prolonging-circulation-time-and-enhancing-targeting-efficiency
#17
Tangjian Cheng, Yumin Zhang, Jinjian Liu, Yuxun Ding, Hanlin Ou, Fan Huang, Yingli An, Yang Liu, Jianfeng Liu, Linqi Shi
Targeted drug delivery of nanomedicines offered a promising strategy to improve the tumor accumulation and reduce the side effects of chemotherapeutics. However, undesired recognition of the targeting ligands on the surface of nanocarriers by immune system or normal tissues decreased the circulation time and reduced the targeting efficiency. Here we developed a ligand-switchable micellar nanocarrier that can hide the targeting ligands during circulating in the bloodstream and expose them on the surface when entering the tumor microenvironments...
January 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337566/cationic-polymeric-nanoparticle-delivering-ccr2-sirna-to-inflammatory-monocytes-for-tumor-microenvironment-modification-and-cancer-therapy
#18
Song Shen, Yue Zhang, Kai-Ge Chen, Ying-Li Luo, Jun Wang
Accumulating evidence has confirmed that malignant tumors have a complex microenvironment, which consists of a heterogeneous collection of tumor cells and other cell subsets (including the full gamut of immune cells). Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), derived from circulating Ly6Chi monocytes, constitute the most substantial fraction of tumor-infiltrating immune cells in nearly all cancer types and contribute to tumor progression, vascularization, metastasis, immunosuppression and therapeutic resistance...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337305/host-expression-of-pd-l1-determines-efficacy-of-pd-l1-pathway-blockade-mediated-tumor-regression
#19
Heng Lin, Shuang Wei, Elaine M Hurt, Michael D Green, Lili Zhao, Linda Vatan, Wojciech Szeliga, Ronald Herbst, Paul W Harms, Leslie A Fecher, Pankaj Vats, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Christopher D Lao, Theodore S Lawrence, Max Wicha, Junzo Hamanishi, Masaki Mandai, Ilona Kryczek, Weiping Zou
Programmed death-1 receptor (PD-L1, B7-H1) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) pathway blockade is a promising therapy for treating cancer. However, the mechanistic contribution of host and tumor PD-L1 and PD-1 signaling to the therapeutic efficacy of PD-L1 and PD-1 blockade remains elusive. Here, we evaluated 3 tumor-bearing mouse models that differ in their sensitivity to PD-L1 blockade and demonstrated a loss of therapeutic efficacy of PD-L1 blockade in immunodeficient mice and in PD-L1- and PD-1-deficient mice...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337106/loss-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-osteoblasts-increases-basic-fgf-and-promotes-prostate-cancer-bone-metastasis
#20
Xiangqi Meng, Alexandra Vander Ark, Paul Daft, Erica Woodford, Jie Wang, Zachary Madaj, Xiaohong Li
TGF-β plays a central role in prostate cancer (PCa) bone metastasis, and it is crucial to understand the bone cell-specific role of TGF-β signaling in this process. Thus, we used knockout (KO) mouse models having deletion of the Tgfbr2 gene specifically in osteoblasts (Tgfbr2Col1CreERT KO) or in osteoclasts (Tgfbr2LysMCre KO). We found that PCa-induced bone lesion development was promoted in the Tgfbr2Col1CreERT KO mice, but was inhibited in the Tgfbr2LysMCre KO mice, relative to their respective control Tgfbr2FloxE2 littermates...
January 11, 2018: Cancer Letters
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