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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427672/current-status-and-future-perspectives-of-sonodynamic-therapy-in-glioma-treatment
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REVIEW
Xiaobing Wang, Yali Jia, Pan Wang, Quanhon Liu, Hairong Zheng
Malignant glioma is one of the most challenging central nervous system diseases to treat, and has high rates of recurrence and mortality. The current therapies include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, although these approaches often failed to control tumor progression or improve patient survival. Sonodynamic therapy is a developing cancer treatment that uses ultrasound combined with a sonosensitizer to synergistically kill tumor cells, and has provided impressive results in both in vitro and in vivo studies...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427510/central-nervous-system-gliomas
#2
REVIEW
Michele Reni, Elena Mazza, Silvia Zanon, Gemma Gatta, Charles J Vecht
Evidence-based practical guidelines on diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment on the most frequent adult brain tumours are delineated. In Europe, 27,000 new cases of malignant glial tumours and 1000 new cases of malignant ependymal tumours are diagnosed every year. The most common glial tumours are glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic glioma, comprising more than 50% and 10%, respectively, of the total gliomas. Prognosis of gliomas is generally poor. Environmental and genetic factors have been correlated with an increased risk of developing brain tumours...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427209/hif1%C3%AE-regulates-single-differentiated-glioma-cell-dedifferentiation-to-stem-like-cell-phenotypes-with-high-tumorigenic-potential-under-hypoxia
#3
Pan Wang, Chuan Lan, Shuanglong Xiong, Xiuwen Zhao, You'an Shan, Rong Hu, Wenwu Wan, Shuangjiang Yu, Bin Liao, Guangzhi Li, Junwei Wang, Dewei Zou, Bing Chen, Hua Feng, Nan Wu
The standard treatment for Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is surgical resection and subsequent radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Surgical resection of GBM is typically restricted because of its invasive growth, which results in residual tumor cells including glioma stem cells (GSCs) and differentiated cells. Recurrence has been previously thought to occur as a result of these GSCs, and hypoxic microenvironment maintains the GSCs stemness also plays an important role. Summarizing traditional studies and we find many researchers ignored the influence of hypoxia on differentiated cells...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427190/pygopus2-inhibits-the-efficacy-of-paclitaxel-induced-apoptosis-and-induces-multidrug-resistance-in-human-glioma-cells
#4
Cefan Zhou, Hongxia Cheng, Wenying Qin, Yi Zhang, Hui Xiong, Jing Yang, Huang Huang, Yefu Wang, Xing-Zhen Chen, Jingfeng Tang
Anti-microtubule drugs, such as paclitaxel (PTX), are extensively used for the treatment of numerous cancers. However, growing evidence has shown that PTX resistance, either intrinsic or acquired, frequently occurs in patients and results in the failure of treatment, contributing to the high cancer mortality rate. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the genes or pathways involved in anti-microtubule drug resistance for future successful treatment of cancers. Pygopus2 (Pygo2), which contains a Zn-coordinated plant homeodomain (PHD) finger domain, is critical for β-catenin-dependent transcriptional switches in normal and malignant tissues and is over-expressed in various cancers, including human brain glioma...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424427/nos2-expression-in-glioma-cell-lines-and-glioma-primary-cell-cultures-correlation-with-neurosphere-generation-and-sox-2-expression
#5
Paola Palumbo, Gianfranca Miconi, Benedetta Cinque, Francesca Lombardi, Cristina La Torre, Soheila Raysi Dehcordi, Renato Galzio, Annamaria Cimini, Antonio Giordano, Maria Grazia Cifone
Nitric oxide has been implicated in biology and progression of glioblastoma (GBM) being able to influence the cellular signal depending on the concentration and duration of cell exposure. NOS2 (inducible nitric oxide synthase) have been proposed as a component of molecular profile of several tumors, including glioma, one of the most aggressive primary brain tumor featuring local cancer stem cells responsible for enhanced resistance to therapies and for tumor recurrence. Here, we investigated the NOS2 mRNA expression by reverse transcription-PCR in human glioma primary cultures at several grade of malignancy and glioma stem cell (GSC) derived neurospheres...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423683/the-potential-roles-of-aquaporin-4-in-malignant-gliomas
#6
REVIEW
Yu-Long Lan, Xun Wang, Jia-Cheng Lou, Xiao-Chi Ma, Bo Zhang
Aquaporin 4 (AQP4) is the major water channel expressed in the central nervous system and is primarily expressed in astrocytes. Recently, accumulated evidence has pointed to AQP4 as a key molecule that could play a critical role in glioma development. Discoveries of the role of AQP4 in cell migration suggest that AQP4 could be a significant factor regarding glioma malignancies. However, the AQP4 expression levels in glioma have not been fully elucidated; furthermore, the correlation of AQP4 expression with glioma malignancy remains controversial...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418907/bh3-mimetics-and-bet-inhibitors-elicit-enhanced-lethality-in-malignant-glioma
#7
Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Elena Bianchetti, Chang Shu, Marc-Eric Halatsch, Mike-Andrew Westhoff, Georg Karpel-Massler, Markus D Siegelin
Drug combination therapies remain pivotal for the treatment of heterogeneous malignancies, such as glioblastomas. Here, we show a novel lethal interaction between Bcl-xL and c-myc inhibition accomplished by bromodomain protein inhibitors. Established, patient-derived xenograft and stem cell-like glioma cells were treated with the novel bromodomain protein inhibitors, JQ1 and OTX015, along with BH3-mimetics, ABT263 or Obatoclax. Synergy was assessed by calculation of CI values. Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) were used for gene silencing and mechanistic studies...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418351/-connexin-43-expression-in-human-brain-glial-tumors
#8
E Yu Kirichenko, A F Savchenko, D V Kozachenko, M A Akimenko, S Yu Filippova, A E Matsionis, P E Povilaitite
AIM: Тo conduct an immunohistochemical (IHC) study of the expression of connexin 43 in the samples of glial tumors of various grades: gemistocytic astrocytomas (Grade 2), oligodendrogliomas (Grade 2) and glioblastomas (Grade 4). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The material investigated was fragments of human brain glial tumors (grade 2 gemistocytic astrocytomas (n=2), grade 2 oligodendrogliomas (n=2), and grade 4 glioblastomas (n=14) and those of tumor-surrounding tissue (n=4)...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416488/activation-of-notch-signaling-by-tenascin-c-promotes-growth-of-human-brain-tumor-initiating-cells
#9
Susobhan Sarkar, Reza Mirzaei, Franz J Zemp, Wei Wu, Donna L Senger, Stephen M Robbins, V Wee Yong
Elevated NOTCH signaling is implicated in tumorigenesis. The brain tumor- initiating cells (BTICs) present in malignant glioma exhibit elevated NOTCH activity but the mechanism of this activation is unknown. Here, we provide evidence that tenascin-C (TNC), an extracellular matrix protein prominent in malignant glioma, increases NOTCH activity in BTICs to promote their growth. We demonstrate the proximal localization of TNC and BTICs in human glioblastoma specimens, and in the brains of mice implanted with human BTIC intracranial xenografts...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415755/mitochondrial-matrix-chaperone-and-c-myc-inhibition-causes-enhanced-lethality-in-glioblastoma
#10
Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Chang Shu, Marc-Eric Halatsch, Mike-Andrew Westhoff, Dario C Altieri, Georg Karpel-Massler, Markus David Siegelin
Malignant gliomas display high levels of the transcription factor c-myc and organize a tumor specific chaperone network within mitochondria. Here, we show that c-myc along with mitochondrial chaperone inhibition displays massive tumor cell death. Inhibition of mitochondrial matrix chaperones and c-myc was established by utilizing genetic as well as pharmacological approaches. Bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family protein inhibitors, JQ1 and OTX015, were used for c-myc inhibition. Gamitrinib was applied to interfere with mitochondrial matrix chaperones...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415623/overexpression-of-ubiquitin-specific-proteases-44-promotes-the-malignancy-of-glioma-by-stabilizing-tumor-promoter-securin
#11
Yongxiang Zou, Guanzhong Qiu, Lei Jiang, Zheng Cai, Wei Sun, Hongkang Hu, Chengyin Lu, Weilin Jin, Guohan Hu
Ubiquitin specific peptidase 44 (USP44) has been identified as an important component of spindle assemble checkpoint (SAC) to prevent the formation of aneuploidy. However, recent study raised a controversy about the effect of USP44 in tumor. Here, we first confirmed the intranuclear localization of USP44 by testing several specific antibodies to recognize endogenous USP44. Then, data from IHC and qRT-PCR assay indicated that the high expression of USP44 existed in high-grade glioma tissues and signified a poor prognosis...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415586/promoting-oligodendroglial-oriented-differentiation-of-glioma-stem-cell-a-repurposing-of-quetiapine-for-the-treatment-of-malignant-glioma
#12
Yun Wang, Nanxin Huang, Hongli Li, Shubao Liu, Xianjun Chen, Shichang Yu, Nan Wu, Xiu-Wu Bian, Hai-Ying Shen, Chengren Li, Lan Xiao
As a major contributor of chemotherapy resistance and malignant recurrence, glioma stem cells (GSCs) have been proposed as a target for the treatment of gliomas. To evaluate the therapeutic potential of quetiapine (QUE), an atypical antipsychotic, for the treatment of malignant glioma, we established mouse models with GSCs-initiated orthotopic xenograft gliomas and subcutaneous xenograft tumors, using GSCs purified from glioblastoma cell line GL261. We investigated antitumor effects of QUE on xenograft gliomas and its underlying mechanisms on GSCs...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415577/high-expression-of-b7-h6-in-human-glioma-tissues-promotes-tumor-progression
#13
Tianwei Jiang, Wei Wu, Huasheng Zhang, Xiangsheng Zhang, Dingding Zhang, Qiang Wang, Lei Huang, Ye Wang, Chunhua Hang
B7-H6, a new member of B7-family ligand, also known as NCR3LG1, plays an important role in NK cells mediated immune responses. Many studies have shown that it is highly expressed in various human cancers, and its expression levels are significantly associated with cancer patients' clinicopathological parameters and postoperative prognoses. But, still the exact role of B7-H6 expression in human glioma remains elusive. In the present study, we have characterized the B7-H6 expression in the human glioma tissues as well as glioma cell lines, U87 and U251...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414309/tumor-derived-fibulin-3-activates-pro-invasive-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-glioblastoma-cells-and-their-microenvironment
#14
M S Nandhu, A Kwiatkowska, V Bhaskaran, J Hayes, B Hu, M S Viapiano
Molecular profiling of glioblastomas has revealed the presence of key signaling hubs that contribute to tumor progression and acquisition of resistance. One of these main signaling mechanisms is the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) pathway, which integrates multiple extracellular signals into transcriptional programs for tumor growth, invasion and maintenance of the tumor-initiating population. We show here that an extracellular protein released by glioblastoma cells, fibulin-3, drives oncogenic NF-κB in the tumor and increases NF-κB activation in peritumoral astrocytes...
April 17, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413637/correlation-of-survivin-and-b-cell-lymphoma-2-expression-with-pathological-malignancy-and-anti-apoptotic-properties-of-glial-cell-tumors
#15
In-Suk Bae, Choong-Hyun Kim, Jae-Min Kim, Jin-Hwan Cheong, Je-Il Ryu, Myung-Hoon Han
Apoptosis, whose mechanism remains unclear, is regulated by multiple factors. B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) is a well-known anti-apoptotic mediator. Survivin is also a recently recognized novel family inhibitor of apoptosis protein, which inhibits apoptosis via a pathway distinct from Bcl-2 family members. Survivin and Bcl-2 are expressed in various types of human cancer. In the present study, survivin and Bcl-2 expression were characterized in glial cell tumors, and the correlation with pathological malignancy and anti-apoptotic properties were investigated...
April 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413543/primary-intracranial-choriocarcinoma-presenting-as-a-ring-enhancing-lesion-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Mayur Sharma, Vernon Velho, Rachana Binayake, Chandranath Tiwari
We report here a rare case of primary intracranial choriocarcinoma without evidence of tumor elsewhere, presenting as a ring-enhancing lesion managed successfully in our institute (Grant Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India). A 22-year-old, right-handed housewife presented with complaints of headache, vomiting, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and right upper limb weakness of short duration. On neurological examination, the patient was conscious, cooperative, well-oriented in time, place, and person...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410529/ifn%C3%AE-enhances-cytotoxic-efficiency-of-the-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-against-human-glioma-cells
#17
Shengwen Shao, Eric Risch, Danielle Burner, Lingeng Lu, Boris Minev, Wenxue Ma
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) are a key player in cancer immunotherapies, and MHC class I molecules on the cell surface are crucial for cellular recognition. However, the aberrant expression of MHC class I molecules is frequently found in various malignancies. IFNγ has dual functions in cancer progression, and its effect on tumor immunity is controversial. To investigate whether IFNγ can enhance cytotoxic efficiency of the tumor antigen-specific CTLs, we generated the CTLs using modified human dendritic cells as antigen presenting cells, then studied the activities of CTLs on human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A2 positive glioma cells treated with, or without IFNγ...
April 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410232/vacquinol-1-inducible-cell-death-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-is-counter-regulated-by-trpm7-activity-induced-by-exogenous-atp
#18
Philip Sander, Haouraa Mostafa, Ayman Soboh, Julian M Schneider, Andrej Pala, Ann-Kathrin Baron, Barbara Moepps, C Rainer Wirtz, Michael Georgieff, E Marion Schneider
Glioblastomas (GBM) are the most malignant brain tumors in humans and have a very poor prognosis. New therapeutic options are urgently needed. A novel drug, Vacquinol-1 (Vac), a quinolone derivative, displays promising properties by inducing rapid cell death in GBM but not in non-transformed tissues. Features of this type of cell death are compatible with a process termed methuosis. Here we tested Vac on a highly malignant glioma cell line observed by long-term video microscopy. Human dental-pulp stem cells (DPSCs) served as controls...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410215/cardiac-glycosides-suppress-the-maintenance-of-stemness-and-malignancy-via-inhibiting-hif-1%C3%AE-in-human-glioma-stem-cells
#19
Dae-Hee Lee, Sang Cheul Oh, Amber J Giles, Jinkyu Jung, Mark R Gilbert, Deric M Park
Tissue hypoxia contributes to solid tumor pathogenesis by activating a series of adaptive programs. We previously showed that hypoxia promotes the preferential expansion and maintenance of CD133 positive human glioma stem cells (GSC) in a hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α)-dependent mechanism. Here, we examined the activity of digitoxin (DT), a cardiac glycoside and a putative inhibitor of HIF-1α, on human GSC in vitro and in vivo. During hypoxic conditions (1% O2), we observed the effect of DT on the intracellular level of HIF-1α and the extracellular level of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in human GSC...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410212/hypoxia-induced-plod2-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-via-pi3k-akt-signaling-in-glioma
#20
Ye Song, Shihao Zheng, Jizhou Wang, Hao Long, Luxiong Fang, Gang Wang, Zhiyong Li, Tianshi Que, Yi Liu, Yilei Li, Xi'an Zhang, Weiyi Fang, Songtao Qi
Gliomas are the most common form of malignant primary brain tumors with poor 5-year survival rate. Dysregulation of procollagen-lysine, 2-oxoglutarate 5-dioxygenase 2 (PLOD2) was observed in gliomas, but the specific role and molecular mechanism of PLOD2 in glioma have not been reported yet. In this study, PLOD2 was found to be frequently up-regulated in glioma and could serve as an independent prognostic marker to identify patients with poor clinical outcome. Knockdown of PLOD2 inhibited proliferation, migration and invasion of glioma cells in vitro and in vivo...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
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