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Saverio La Francesca, Johnathon M Aho, Matthew R Barron, Ellen W Blanco, Sherif Soliman, Lena Kalenjian, Ariel D Hanson, Elisaveta Todorova, Matthew Marsh, KaLia Burnette, Harout DerSimonian, Robert D Odze, Dennis A Wigle
Treatment of esophageal disease can necessitate resection and reconstruction of the esophagus. Current reconstruction approaches are limited to utilization of an autologous conduit such as stomach, small bowel, or colon. A tissue engineered construct providing an alternative for esophageal replacement in circumferential, full thickness resection would have significant clinical applications. In the current study, we demonstrate that regeneration of esophageal tissue is feasible and reproducible in a large animal model using synthetic polyurethane electro-spun grafts seeded with autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (aMSCs) and a disposable bioreactor...
March 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Qianqian Wei, Jiachang Jin, Xinyuan Wang, Qijun Shen, Mi Zhou, Shizhong Bu, Yabin Zhu
Polyurethane (PU) is a class of polymers that have been applied for tissue-engineering scaffolds. Cross-linked poly(ester urethane) (CPU), synthesized with ferric catalyst in our laboratory, was modified by silk fibroin (SF) grafting using our aminolysis and glutaradehyde crosslinking method. The physical and chemical properties of the materials were investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM), atomic force microscope (AFM) and tensile tester. The results showed that SF grafted CPU possessed good strain and strength (4...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
Maëva Salimon, Nicolas Chapelle, Tamara Matysiak-Budnik, Jean-François Mosnier, Eric Frampas, Yann Touchefeu
Hepatocholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-ICC) is a rare primary hepatic tumor defined by the presence of histological features of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). Its prevalence ranges from 1%-5% of all primary liver cancers. We report the case of a 55-year-old cirrhotic male patient admitted to our university hospital for dysphagia, revealing a 10 cm lower-third esophageal metastasis of an unresectable cHCC-ICC with stem-cell features. Computed tomography and abdominal magnetic resonance imaging scans revealed multiple hepatic lesions combining features of both HCC and ICC, associated with synchronous bone metastasis...
February 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Yasunori Masuike, Koji Tanaka, Tomoki Makino, Makoto Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
Alterations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy numbers in various human cancers have been studied, but any such changes in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) are not established. In the present study, we investigated the correlation of mtDNA copy number with clinicopathologic features, prognosis, and malignant potential of ESCC. MtDNA copy numbers of resected specimens from 80 patients treated with radical esophagectomy were measured by quantitative real-time PCR analyses. Human ESCC cells, TE8 and TE11, were cultured, and depletion of mtDNA content was induced by knockdown of mitochondrial transcription factor A expression or treatment with ethidium bromide...
2018: PloS One
Jonathan Catry, Minh Luong-Nguyen, Lousineh Arakelian, Tigran Poghosyan, Patrick Bruneval, Thomas Domet, Laurent Michaud, Rony Sfeir, Frederic Gottrand, Jerome Larghero, Valerie Vanneaux, Pierre Cattan
Tissue engineering appears promising as an alternative technique for esophageal replacement. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could be of interest for esophageal regeneration. Evaluation of the ability of an acellular matrix seeded with autologous MSCs to promote tissue remodeling toward an esophageal phenotype after circumferential replacement of the esophagus in a mini pig model. A 3 cm long circumferential replacement of the abdominal esophagus was performed with an MSC-seeded matrix (MSC group, n = 10) versus a matrix alone (control group, n = 10), which has previously been matured into the great omentum...
December 2017: Cell Transplantation
Felipe Mellado, Ignacia Fuentes, Francis Palisson, José I Vergara, Arturo Kantor
PURPOSE: This study describes ophthalmologic and systemic clinical findings in different subtypes of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) establishing genotype-phenotype correlations. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 58 patients with EB together with the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association, Chile. Data were stratified by major subtypes such as "simplex epidermolysis bullosa" (EBS), "junctional epidermolysis bullosa" (JEB), "recessive and dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa" and "dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa" (DDEB), and "Kindler syndrome" (KS)...
January 30, 2018: Cornea
Lili Li, Juan Xu, Guohua Qiu, Jianming Ying, Zhenfang Du, Tingxiu Xiang, Kai Yau Wong, Gopesh Srivastava, Xiao-Feng Zhu, Tony S Mok, Anthony Tc Chan, Francis Kl Chan, Richard F Ambinder, Qian Tao
Rationale: Oncogenic STAT3 signaling activation and 3p22-21.3 locus alteration are common in multiple tumors, especially carcinomas of the nasopharynx, esophagus and lung. Whether these two events are linked remains unclear. Our CpG methylome analysis identified a 3p22.2 gene, DLEC1, as a methylated target in esophageal squamous cell (ESCC), nasopharyngeal (NPC) and lung carcinomas. Thus, we further characterized its epigenetic abnormalities and functions. Methods: CpG methylomes were established by methylated DNA immunoprecipitation...
2018: Theranostics
Lianghai Wang, Xiaodan Yu, Zhiyu Zhang, Lijuan Pang, Jiang Xu, Jinfang Jiang, Weihua Liang, Yuhang Chai, Jun Hou, Feng Li
BACKGROUND: Novel therapies tailored to the molecular composition of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) are needed to improve patient survival. We investigated the regulatory network of long intergenic non-protein coding RNA, regulator of reprogramming (linc-ROR) and sex-determining region Y-box 9 (SOX9), and their therapeutic relevance in ESCC. METHODS: Linc-ROR and SOX9 expression were examined in ESCC specimens, cell lines, and cultured tumorspheres. We investigated the effects of linc-ROR on SOX9 expression and malignant phenotypes by CCK8, colony formation, Transwell, and sphere-forming assay...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Yingying Jin, Kun Xu, Qingjuan Chen, Baofeng Wang, Jiyuan Pan, Shan Huang, Yang Wei, Hongbing Ma
Acquired radioresistance compromises the efficacy of radiotherapy for carcinomas including esophageal cancer (EC), thus resulting in recurrence and poor survival. Recent research corroborated radiosensitive function of simvastatin in stem-like breast cancer cells. However, its role in EC radioresistance remains poorly elucidated. Here, we developed a radioresistant EC cell line Ec9706-R with higher resistance to irradiation relative to control Ec9706 cells. Intriguingly, Ec9706-R cells exhibited epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) characteristics with high invasion and migration ability...
January 15, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
Hee Jin Kim, Nayoung Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Ryoung Hee Nam, Sun Min Lee, Ji Hyun Park, Daeun Choi, Young-Jae Hwang, Jongchan Lee, Hye Seung Lee, Min-Seob Kim, Moon Young Lee, Dong Ho Lee
The aging-associated cellular and molecular changes in esophagus have not been established, yet. Thus we evaluated histological structure, interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-positive cells, and contractility in the esophagus of Fischer 344 rat at different ages (6-, 31-, 74-weeks, and 2-years). The lamina propria thickness and endomysial area were calculated. The immunoreactivity of c-Kit, nNOS and protein gene product (PGP) 9.5 was counted after immunohistochemistry. Expression of c-Kit, stem cell factor (SCF), nNOS and PGP 9...
2017: PloS One
Maize Wang, Shirley H Lomeli, Wilbur A Franklin, Sarah Lee, Allan J Pantuck, Gang Zeng
Autoantibody (autoAb) response is an important arm of endogenously arising anti-tumor immune responses, and has received new attention as a cancer biomarker with the recent success of immune check-point inhibitor therapy. Our laboratory has been focusing on measuring autoAb against B-cell epitopes in order to bypass the necessity to purify a panel of recombinant proteins. In order to optimize peptide-based autoAb measurement and to increase sensitivities to cover more patients, we developed a new approach of using mixed peptides to conjugate on the same microsphere and compared its results with the use of a dominant peptide epitope using Luminex microbead-based multiplex assays...
2017: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Marta Łukaszewicz-Zając, Barbara Mroczko, Mirosław Kozłowski, Maciej Szmitkowski
Introduction: Hematopoietic growth factors (HGFs), such as stem cell factor (SCF), may stimulate proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells. Stem cell factor is also able to affect the growth of malignant tumors, including esophageal cancer (EC). The prognosis of EC patients' survival is still unfavorable. Thus, novel biomarkers are necessary to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of EC patients. The aim of this study was to determine the serum SCF concentrations in EC patients in relation to its histological types and compare these levels with the classical tumor marker - carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)...
October 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Shumei Song, Min Xie, Ailing W Scott, Jiankang Jin, Lang Ma, Xiaochuan Dong, Heath D Skinner, Randy L Johnson, Sheng Ding, Jaffer A Ajani
Mounting evidence suggests that the Hippo coactivator Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) is a major mediator of cancer stem cell (CSC) properties, tumor progression, and therapy resistance as well as often a terminal node of many oncogenic pathways. Thus, targeting YAP1 may be a novel therapeutic strategy for many types of tumors with high YAP1 expression, including esophageal adenocarcinoma. However, effective YAP1 inhibitors are currently lacking. Here, we identify a small molecule (CA3) that not only has remarkable inhibitory activity on YAP1/Tead transcriptional activity but also demonstrates strong inhibitory effects on esophageal adenocarcinoma cell growth especially on YAP1 high-expressing esophageal adenocarcinoma cells both in vitro and in vivo Remarkably, radiation-resistant cells acquire strong cancer stem cell (CSC) properties and aggressive phenotype, while CA3 can effectively suppress these phenotypes by inhibiting proliferation, inducing apoptosis, reducing tumor sphere formation, and reducing the fraction of ALDH1+ cells...
February 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Daniel Lubin, Rosemarie Mick, Stuti G Shroff, Kristen Stashek, Emma Furth
The Notch signaling pathway is integral to normal human development and homeostasis and has a deterministic function on cell differentiation. Recent studies suggest aberrant Notch signaling may contribute to neoplastic progression by an increase in stem cell survival, chemoresistance, and the promotion of epithelial to mesenchymal transition. The goals of our study were to determine, utilizing quantitative technologies, the expression of activated Notch 1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and to determine the relationship between Notch 1 expression and various clinicopathologic parameters...
November 11, 2017: Human Pathology
Y Liu, H Zhou, R Zhu, F Ding, Y Li, X Cao, Z Liu
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process during which normal epithelial cells acquire mesenchymal characteristics. EMT has a critical role in various human diseases especially in cancer. EMT facilitates tumor initiation and progression by mediating cancer cell stemness and motility. Zinc finger transcription factor SNAIL is one of the most important initiators of EMT. Therefore, it is of great significance to understand the regulating mechanism of SNAIL. In this study, we carried out a luciferase-based genome-wide screening using small interfering RNA library against ~200 of E3 ligases and ubiquitin-related genes and identified SOCS box protein SPSB3 as a novel E3 ligase component that targets SNAIL into polyubiquitination and degradation in response to GSK-3β phosphorylation of SNAIL...
October 23, 2017: Oncogene
Y Qiao, C Zhang, A Li, D Wang, Z Luo, Y Ping, B Zhou, S Liu, H Li, D Yue, Z Zhang, X Chen, Z Shen, J Lian, Y Li, S Wang, F Li, L Huang, L Wang, B Zhang, J Yu, Z Qin, Y Zhang
Various factors and cellular components in the tumor microenvironment are key drivers associated with drug resistance in many cancers. Here, we analyzed the factors and molecular mechanisms involved in chemoresistance in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We found that interleukin 6 (IL6) derived mainly from cancer-associated fibroblasts played the most important role in chemoresistance by upregulating C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 7 (CXCR7) expression through signal transducer and activator of transcription 3/nuclear factor-κB pathway...
October 23, 2017: Oncogene
Amedeo Carraro, Elisabetta Trevellin, Matteo Fassan, Andromachi Kotsafti, Francesca Lunardi, Andrea Porzionato, Luigi Dall'Olmo, Matteo Cagol, Rita Alfieri, Veronica Macchi, Umberto Tedeschi, Fiorella Calabrese, Massimo Rugge, Carlo Castoro, Roberto Vettor, Marco Scarpa
Peritumoral microenvironment affects cancer development and chemoresistance, and visceral adipose tissue may play a critical role. We aimed to identify depot-specific adipose characteristics associated with carcinogenesis and resistance to neoadjuvant therapy in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). We analyzed: (i) the peritumoral adipose tissue of rats following the induction of esophageal carcinogenesis; (ii) the peritumoral and distal (omental) adipose tissue of patients affected by EAC; (iii) adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC) isolated from healthy patients and treated with conditioned medium (CM), collected from tumoral and adipose tissue of patients with EAC...
December 2017: Cancer Science
Jichang Wang, Boxiang Zhang, Jinying Meng, Guodong Xiao, Xiang Li, Gang Li, Sida Qin, Ning Du, Jia Zhang, Jing Zhang, Chongwen Xu, Shou-Ching Tang, Rui Liang, Hong Ren, Xin Sun
Evaluating the clinicopathological features of patients receiving definitive treatment for esophageal cancer may facilitate the identification of patterns and factors associated with post-operative complications, and enable the development of a surveillance strategy for surviving patients at a higher risk of disease recurrence. In the present study, clinical data from 579 patients with esophageal cancer that underwent radical resection of esophagus were collected. These patients were admitted to two medical centers in Northwest China, and information regarding the presence or absence of basic chronic diseases and post-operative results were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Fengshu Zhao, Rong Zhang, Jing Wang, Di Wu, Meng Pan, Miao Li, Mei Guo, Jun Dou
Although tumor vaccines have been considered a promising immunotherapy approach, therapeutic tumor vaccines are mostly disappointing in the clinic due to vaccine weak immunogenicity. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) may broaden the antigenic breadth and effectively induce the immune responses against autologous cancer cells. Here we report on the development of the B16F10 CD133(+)CD44(+)CSCs (B16F10 CSCs) vaccine to induce tumor immunity to melanoma in mice. Efficacy of against melanoma was evaluated by analysis of tumor growth and mouse survival...
November 2017: International Immunopharmacology
Ugo Testa, Germana Castelli, Elvira Pelosi
Esophageal cancer (EC) is the eighth most common cancer and is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide. The incidence of histologic subtypes of EC, esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and esophageal squamous carcinoma (ESCC), display considerable geographic variation. EAC arises from metaplastic Barrett's esophagus (BE) in the context of chronic inflammation secondary to exposure to acid and bile. The main risk factors for developing ESCC are cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption. The main somatic genetic abnormalities showed a different genetic landscape in EAC compared to ESCC...
September 14, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
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