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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775683/viscoelastic-modeling-of-the-fusion-of-multicellular-tumor-spheroids-in-growth-phase
#1
Guillaume Dechristé, Jérôme Fehrenbach, Elena Griseti, Valérie Lobjois, Clair Poignard
BACKGROUND: Since several decades, the experiments have highlighted the analogy of fusing cell aggregates with liquid droplets. The physical macroscopic models have been derived under incompressible assumptions. The aim of this paper is to provide a 3D model of growing spheroids, which is more relevant regarding embryo cell aggregates or tumor cell spheroids. METHODS: We extend the past approach to a compressible 3D framework in order to account for the tumor spheroid growth...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774115/an-improved-method-for-culturing-patient-derived-colorectal-cancer-spheroids
#2
Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Hisatsugu Maekawa, Fumihiko Kakizaki, Tadayoshi Yamaura, Kenji Kawada, Yoshiharu Sakai, M Mark Taketo
Recent advances allowed culturing and examination of patient-derived colorectal cancer (PD-CRC) cells as organoids or spheroids. To be applied to practical personalized medicine, however, current methods still need to be strengthened for higher efficiency. Here we report an improved method to propagate PD-CRC tumor initiating cells (TICs) in spheroid culture. We established > 100 cancer spheroid lines derived from independent colorectal cancer patients employing a serum-containing medium with additional inhibitors, Y27632 and SB431542...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774083/engineered-microfluidic-bioreactor-for-examining-the-three-dimensional-breast-tumor-microenvironment
#3
Matthew Rogers, Tammy Sobolik, David K Schaffer, Philip C Samson, Andrew C Johnson, Philip Owens, Simona G Codreanu, Stacy D Sherrod, John A McLean, John P Wikswo, Ann Richmond
The interaction of cancer cells with the stromal cells and matrix in the tumor microenvironment plays a key role in progression to metastasis. A better understanding of the mechanisms underlying these interactions would aid in developing new therapeutic approaches to inhibit this progression. Here, we describe the fabrication of a simple microfluidic bioreactor capable of recapitulating the three-dimensional breast tumor microenvironment. Cancer cell spheroids, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells co-cultured in this device create a robust microenvironment suitable for studying in real time the migration of cancer cells along matrix structures laid down by fibroblasts within the 3D tumor microenvironment...
May 2018: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773652/stromal-gli-signaling-regulates-the-activity-and-differentiation-of-prostate-stem-and-progenitor-cells
#4
Qianjin Li, Omar A Alsaidan, Sumit Rai, Meng Wu, Huifeng Shen, Zanna Beharry, Luciana L Almada, Martin E Fernandez-Zapico, Lianchun Wang, Houjian Cai
Interactions between cells in the stroma and epithelium facilitate prostate stem cell activity and tissue regeneration capacity. Numerous molecular signal transduction pathways, including the induction of sonic hedgehog (Shh) to activate the Gli transcription factors, are known to mediate the crosstalk of these two cellular compartments. However, the details of how these signaling pathways regulate prostate stem and progenitor cell activity remain elusive. Here we demonstrate that while cell autonomous epithelial Shh-Gli signaling is essential to determine the expression levels of basal cell markers and the renewal potential of epithelial stem and progenitor cells, stromal Gli signaling regulates prostate stem and progenitor cell activity by increasing the number and size of prostate spheroids in vitro...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772539/spheroids-of-stem-cells-as-endochondral-templates-for-improved-bone-engineering
#5
Leandra Santos Baptista, Gabriela Soares Kronemberger, Karina Ribeiro Silva, Jose Mauro Granjeiro
Osteodegenerative disease and bone fractures lead to bone damage or loss, requiring new bone formation to replace the damaged tissues. Classical 'top-down' tissue engineering relies on seeding cell suspensions into biomaterial scaffolds, and then guiding cell fate by growth factors. However, complex tissue fabrication using this approach has important limitations. 'Bottom-up' tissue engineering has the potential to overcome the drawbacks of the top-down approach, by using 'building blocks' of cell spheroids for tissue biofabrication without a scaffold...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770822/a-size-switchable-nanoplatform-for-targeting-the-tumor-microenvironment-and-deep-tumor-penetration
#6
Xingli Cun, Man Li, Shuying Wang, Yifei Wang, Jialing Wang, Zhengze Lu, Ruixin Yang, Xian Tang, Zhirong Zhang, Qin He
The complex tumor microenvironment (TME) in solid tumors forms physiological barriers to the efficient delivery of nanomedicine, leading to limited therapeutic efficacy. Herein, to overcome these physiological barriers and improve the therapeutic effect, we constructed a novel size-adjustable nanoplatform for efficient drug delivery into solid tumors. The smart size-switchable nanoplatform (DGL/DOX@PP) was prepared by conjugating small dendrigraft poly-l-lysine (DGL) to poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(caprolactone) micelles via a matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2)-sensitive peptide...
May 17, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770354/3d-co-culture-system-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-ovarian-cancer-cells
#7
Lingli Long, Mingzhu Yin, Wang Min
Ovarian cancer is fairly unique in that ovarian carcinoma cells can detach and spread directly through peritoneal cavity. It has been unclear, however, how detached cancer cells survive in the peritoneum and form spheroid structure. We have recently reported that there is a strong correlation between Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs)-associated spheroid and clinical pathology of ovarian cancer, and that TAMs promote spheroid formation and tumor growth at early stages of transcoelomic metastasis in orthotopic mouse models...
April 20, 2018: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769195/osteocyte-driven-downregulation-of-snail-restrains-effects-of-drd2-inhibitors-on-mammary-tumor-cells
#8
Shengzhi Liu, Yao Fan, Andy Chen, Aydin Jalali, Kazumasa Minami, Kazuhiko Ogawa, Harikrishna Nakshatri, Bai-Yan Li, Hiroki Yokota
While bone is a frequent target of breast cancer-associated metastasis, little is known about the effects of tumor-bone interactions on the efficacy of tumor-suppressing agents. Here we examined the effect of two FDA-approved dopamine modulators, Fluphenazine (FP) and Trifluoperazine (TFP), on mammary tumor cells, osteoclasts, osteoblasts, and osteocytes. These agents suppressed proliferation and migration of mammary tumor cells chiefly by antagonizing dopamine receptor D2 and reduced bone resorption by downregulating nuclear factor of activated T-cells, cytoplasmic 1 (Nfatc1)...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767973/discovery-of-orally-bioavailable-quinoline-based-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1a1-aldh1a1-inhibitors-with-potent-cellular-activity
#9
Shyh-Ming Yang, Natalia J Martinez, Adam Yasgar, Carina Danchik, Catrine Johansson, Yuhong Wang, Bolormaa Baljinnyam, Amy Q Wang, Xin Xu, Pranav Shah, Dorian Cheff, Xinran S Wang, Jacob Roth, Madhu Lal-Nag, James Edward Dunford, Udo C T Oppermann, Vasilis Vasiliou, Anton Simeonov, Ajit Jadhav, David J Maloney
Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) are responsible for the metabolism of aldehydes (exogenous and endogenous) and possess vital physiological and toxicological functions in areas such as CNS, inflammation, metabolic disorders, and cancers. Overexpression of certain ALDHs (e.g. ALDH1A1) are important biomarkers in cancers and cancer stem cells (CSCs) indicating the potential need for the identification and development of small molecule ALDH inhibitors. Herein, a newly designed series of quinoline-based analogs of ALDH1A1 inhibitors is described...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767505/tuned-density-of-anti-tissue-factor-antibody-fragment-onto-sirna-loaded-polyion-complex-micelle-for-optimizing-targetability-into-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#10
Hyun Su Min, Hyun Jin Kim, Jooyeon Ahn, Mitsuru Naito, Kotaro Hayashi, Kazuko Toh, Beob Soo Kim, Yasuhiro Matsumura, Ick Chan Kwon, Kanjiro Miyata, Kazunori Kataoka
Antibody fragment (Fab')-installed polyion complex (PIC) micelles were constructed to improve targetability of small interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery to pancreatic cancer cells. To this end, we synthesized a block copolymer of azide-functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and poly(L-lysine) (PLL), and prepared PIC micelles with siRNA. Then, a dibenzylcyclooctyne (DBCO)-modified anti-human tissue factor (TF) Fab' was conjugated to azido groups on the micellar surface. A fluorescence correlation spectroscopic (FCS) analysis revealed that 1, 2, or 3 molecule(s) of Fab'(s) were installed onto one micellar nanoparticle according to the feeding ratio of Fab' (or DBCO) to micelle (or azide)...
May 16, 2018: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764120/multi-arm-nanoconjugates-for-cancer-cell-targeted-delivery-of-photosensitizers
#11
Yan Zhao, Fang Li, Chengqiong Mao, Xin Ming
Photodynamic therapy, a procedure that uses a photosensitizer to enable light therapy selectively at diseased sites, remains underutilized in oncological clinic. To further improve its cancer selectivity, we developed a polymeric nanosystem by conjugating a photosensitizer IRDye 700DX (IR700) and cancer targeting RGD peptide to 8-arm polyethylene glycol (PEG). The resulting nanoconjugates (RGD-8PEG-IR700) exhibited a hydrodynamic size of 6.6 nm with narrow distribution of size. The targeted nanoconjugates showed significantly higher intracellular uptake of IR700 in integrin αvβ3-expressing A375 and SKOV3 cells when compared with non-targeted control 8PEG-IR700, and excess amount of RGD peptides could abolish this enhancement, indicating a receptor-medicated uptake mechanism for the targeted polymer conjugates...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763759/an-eco-benign-synthesis-of-agnps-using-aqueous-extract-of-longan-fruit-peel-antiproliferative-response-against-human-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7-antioxidant-and-photocatalytic-deprivation-of-methylene-blue
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Arif Ullah Khan, Qipeng Yuan, Zia Ul Haq Khan, Aftab Ahmad, Faheem Ullah Khan, Kamran Tahir, Muhammad Shakeel, Sadeeq Ullah
Plants mediated synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles is encountered as a clean, environment friendly, lucrative and benign loom. The current study consists of clean and green synthesis of Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Phytoconstituents from Longan (Euphorbia longana Lam.) fruit peel were used to reduce Ag+ into AgNPs. Different analytical techniques i.e. UV-vis Spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD), electron dispersive X-ray (EDX), High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were used to analyze the synthesized AgNPs...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761897/chronic-ethanol-exposure-of-human-pancreatic-normal-ductal-epithelial-cells-induces-cancer-stem-cell-phenotype-through-satb2
#13
Wei Yu, Yuming Ma, Sharmila Shankar, Rakesh K Srivastava
The incidence of pancreatic cancer is on the rise. Risk factors for pancreatic cancer include alcohol toxicity and metabolic conditions such as obesity, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. However, the molecular mechanism by which chronic alcohol consumption contributes to pancreatic cancer is not well understood. The purpose of the study was to demonstrate the effects of long-term chronic ethanol exposure on the transformation of human pancreatic normal ductal epithelial (HPNE) cells...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760942/induction-of-chondrogenesis-of-human-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-heparin-grafted-human-fibroblast-derived-matrix
#14
Yong Kwan Noh, Ping Du, Avelino Dos Santos Da Costa, Kwideok Park
Background: Formation of mature and functional articular cartilage is still challenging in cartilage tissue engineering. This study investigates the potential of using heparin-grafted decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) as a novel growth factor delivery platform towards human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hPMSCs) chondrogenic differentiation. Human fibroblast-derived extracellular matrix (hFDM) is naturally obtained from in vitro-cultured human lung fibroblasts via a mild decellularization process...
2018: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760696/podosomes-but-not-the-maturation-status-determine-the-protease-dependent-3d-migration-in-human-dendritic-cells
#15
Céline Cougoule, Claire Lastrucci, Romain Guiet, Rémi Mascarau, Etienne Meunier, Geanncarlo Lugo-Villarino, Olivier Neyrolles, Renaud Poincloux, Isabelle Maridonneau-Parini
Dendritic cells (DC) are professional Antigen-Presenting Cells scattered throughout antigen-exposed tissues and draining lymph nodes, and survey the body for pathogens. Their ability to migrate through tissues, a 3D environment, is essential for an effective immune response. Upon infection, recognition of Pathogen-Associated Molecular Patterns (PAMP) by Toll-like receptors (TLR) triggers DC maturation. Mature DC (mDC) essentially use the protease-independent, ROCK-dependent amoeboid mode in vivo , or in collagen matrices in vitro ...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758160/aggregation-and-stabilization-of-colloidal-spheroids-by-oppositely-charged-spherical-nanoparticles
#16
Upendar Siliveru, Ethayaraja Mani, Madivala G Basavaraj
Hetero-aggregation of colloids is an important yet complex physical process involving colloidal/nano particles and is relevant in river delta formation, paper-making, water treatment, blood flocculation and so on. Despite the earlier studies on oppositely charged spherical colloids, hetero-aggregation of colloids of different shapes is less explored. In this regard, we report an experimental study to investigate the colloidal stability of mixture of positively charged spheroidal hematite and negatively charged spherical silica nanoparticles...
May 14, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757970/the-effect-of-the-traverse-feed-rate-on-the-microstructure-and-mechanical-properties-of-laser-deposited-fe%C3%A2-al-zr-b-intermetallic-alloy
#17
Magdalena Łazińska, Tomasz Durejko, Tomasz Czujko, Zbigniew Bojar
The results of the fabrication of components made with Fe-30%Al-0.35%Zr-0.1%B alloy powder using the Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENSTM ) system operated at different traverse feed rates are described in this paper. The temperature of the molten metal pool was recorded during this process. Depending on the assumed feed rate, the formation of Zr⁻based precipitates with various morphologies and distributions was observed in the structure of the investigated material. It was found that as the traverse speed increased, spheroidization, refinement, and a more homogeneous distribution of these precipitates occurred...
May 14, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757601/fluorescence-detection-of-bone-microcracks-using-monophosphonated-carbon-dots
#18
Fatemeh Ostadhossein, Lily Benig, Indu Tripathi, Santosh K Misra, Dipanjan Pan
Phosphonated compounds, in particular, bis-analogs are widely applied in clinical settings for the treatment of severe bone turnovers and recently as imaging probes when conjugated with organic fluorophores. Herein, we introduce a bone seeking luminescent probe that shows high binding affinity towards bone minerals based on monophosphonated carbon dots (CDs). The spheroidal CDs tethered with PEG monophosphates are synthesized in a one pot hydrothermal method and are physico-chemically characterized where the retention of phosphonates is confirmed by 13P NMR and XPS...
May 14, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757003/transglutaminase-2-mediates-the-cytotoxicity-of-resveratrol-in-a-human-cholangiocarcinoma-and-gallbladder-cancer-cell-lines
#19
Leda Roncoroni, Luca Elli, Paola Braidotti, Delfina Tosi, Valentina Vaira, Lorenza Tacchini, Vincenza Lombardo, Federica Branchi, Alice Scricciolo, Luisa Doneda
Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound extracted from plants and is also a constituent of red wine. Our aim was to evaluate if the cytotoxic effect of resveratrol (RES) on cholangiocarcinoma (CC) and gallbladder cancer (GBC) cell lines could be abolished by TG2 inhibition. Human CC and GBC cell lines (SK-ChA-1 and MZ-ChA-1), grown in a three-dimensional cell culture system (MCTS, multicellular tumor spheroids), were treated for 72 h with RES (32, 64 µM) alone or combined with different TG2 inhibitors (Cystamine, B003, T101)...
May 14, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753625/wnt11-alters-integrin-and-cadherin-expression-by-ovarian-cancer-spheroids-and-inhibits-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis
#20
Vajihe Azimian-Zavareh, Ghamartaj Hossein, Marzieh Ebrahimi, Zeinab Dehghani
The present study investigated the role of Wnt11 in multicellular tumor spheroid-like structures (MCTS) ovarian cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion in vitro and in vivo tumorigenesis and metastasis in xenograft nude mice model. Moreover, samples from human serous ovarian cancer (SOC) were used to assess the association of Wnt11 with integrins and cadherins. The data showed that Wnt11 overexpressing SKOV-3 cells became more compact accompanied by increased expression of E-and N-cadherin and lower expression of EpCAM and CD44...
May 10, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
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