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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440503/cd24-expression-is-a-marker-for-predicting-clinical-outcome-and-regulates-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-ovarian-cancer-via-both-the-akt-and-erk-pathways
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Kiyoko Nakamura, Yoshito Terai, Akiko Tanabe, Yoshihiro J Ono, Masami Hayashi, Kazuya Maeda, Satoe Fujiwara, Keisuke Ashihara, Michihiko Nakamura, Yoshimichi Tanaka, Tomohito Tanaka, Satoshi Tsunetoh, Hiroshi Sasaki, Masahide Ohmichi
The degree of peritoneal dissemination and chemotherapy-resistant tumors is related to the prognosis in patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer. The epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT) is a multifaceted pathological program that endows cancer cells with the ability to invade and disseminate. CD24 is frequently overexpressed in various human cancers and is correlated with a poor prognosis. We herein examined the functions of CD24 in human ovarian cancer cell lines and evaluated how it contributes to the molecular mechanism underlying the regeneration of cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) through the EMT mechanism in ovarian carcinoma...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440473/cxcr6-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer-and-promotes-tumor-metastasis-through-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#2
Jie-Jie Jin, Fa-Xiang Dai, Zi-Wen Long, Hong Cai, Xiao-Wen Liu, Ye Zhou, Qi Hong, Qiong-Zhu Dong, Ya-Nong Wang, Hua Huang
Chemokines and their receptors have been confirmed to be involved in several types of cancer. However, little is known concerning the role of CXCL16 and its receptor CXCR6 in gastric cancer (GC) progression and metastasis. In the present study, expression of CXCL16 and CXCR6 in GC tumor and peritumoral tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in a cohort of 352 GC patients who underwent gastrectomy, and the correlation between CXCL16/CXCR6 expression and clinicopathological characteristics was further analyzed...
April 25, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430582/lncrna-chrf-induced-mir-489-loss-promotes-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-via-twist1-emt-signaling-pathway
#3
Youmao Tao, Tao Han, Tao Zhang, Chong Ma, Caixia Sun
microRNA-489 (miR-489) is a novel cancer-related miRNAs and functions as a tumor suppressor in human cancers. While, the clinical significance of miR-489 and its role in colorectal cancer (CRC) remain rarely known. Here, we found that the levels of miR-489 in CRC tissues were significantly lower than those in matched tumor-adjacent tissues. Furthermore, decreased levels of miR-489 also observed in CRC cell lines compared to HIEC cells. Clinicopathological analysis revealed that miR-489 underexpression was positively correlated with advanced pT stage, pN stage and AJCC stage...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424404/upregulation-of-minichromosome-maintenance-complex-component-3-during-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-prostate-cancer
#4
Paul A Stewart, Zahraa I Khamis, Haiyen E Zhau, Peng Duan, Quanlin Li, Leland W K Chung, Qing-Xiang Amy Sang
Metastasis is often associated with epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). To understand the molecular mechanisms of this process, we conducted proteomic analysis of androgen-repressed cancer of the prostate (ARCaP), an experimental model of metastatic human prostate cancer. The protein signatures of epithelial (ARCaPE) and mesenchymal (ARCaPM) cells were consistent with their phenotypes. Importantly, the expression of mini-chromosome maintenance 3 (MCM3) protein, a crucial subunit of DNA helicase, was significantly higher in ARCaPM cells than that of ARCaPE cells...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421464/a-novel-tp53-mutation-associated-with-twist1-and-sip1-expression-in-an-aggressive-adrenocortical-carcinoma
#5
Daniel Bulzico, Davi Coe Torres, Gerson Moura Ferreira, Bruno Ricardo Barreto Pires, Paulo Antônio Silvestre de Faria, Rocio Hassan, Eliana Abdelhay, Mario Vaisman, Leonardo Vieira Neto
Adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are very rare tumors related to TP53 mutations mostly in childhood onset cases. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) transcription factors TWIST1 and Smad interacting protein 1 (SIP1) are related to poorer outcomes in other malignancies, but their role in ACC is unknown. We describe a case of an advanced metastatic ACC (Weiss-score of 9) in a patient at age 76. After primary tumor resection, mitotane therapy was started as palliation to low-volume liver metastasis. After a 2-year period of stable disease, the patient died due to brain metastasis...
April 18, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417919/sumo-specific-cysteine-protease-1-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-prostate-cancer-cells-via-regulating-smad4-desumoylation
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Xiaoyan Zhang, Hao Wang, Hua Wang, Fengjun Xiao, Prem Seth, Weidong Xu, Qinghua Jia, Chutse Wu, Yuefeng Yang, Lisheng Wang
In advanced prostate cancer, small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO)-specific cysteine protease 1 (SENP1) is up-regulated. However, the role of SENP1 in regulating deSUMOylation of TGF-β/SMADs signaling is unknown. In this study, we developed a lentiviral vector, PLKO.1-shSENP1, to silence SENP1 in prostate cancer cells with high metastatic characteristics (PC3M). Likewise, we also created an adenovirus vector, Ad5/F11p-SENP1 to over-express SENP1 in prostate cancer cells with low metastatic potential (LNCaP)...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415612/ptip-promotes-recurrence-and-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-regulating-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#7
Shusheng Leng, Mingyang Yang, Yanhua Zhao, Jingfeng Zhao, Zhijun Zeng, Yunpeng Yang, Jiatian Yuan, Bo Lv, Fan Jun, Bing Wang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal tumors worldwide, which is mainly due to the high recurrence and metastasis rate after hepatectomy. In this study, we found that PTIP expression was dramatically upregulated in human HCC tissues and cell lines. High expression of PTIP was shown to be associated with aggressive clinicopathological features, including liver cirrhosis, vascular invasion and advanced stage. In addition, PTIP overexpression was independently associated with shorter survival and increased HCC recurrence in patients...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414325/hedgehog-signaling-pathway-affects-the-sensitivity-of-hepatoma-cells-to-drug-therapy-through-the-abcc1-transporter
#8
Jia Ding, Xiao-Tian Zhou, Hao-Yu Zou, Jian Wu
The poor response to drug therapy often seen in hepatocellular carcinoma requires insight into the molecular interplay responsible for intrinsic or acquired drug resistance. We previously demonstrated that the CD133(-)/EpCAM(-) subpopulation of the Huh-7 hepatoma cell line features aberrant activation of the hedgehog signaling (Hh) pathway and chemoresistance. The prevailing hypothesis of the present study is that hedgehog signaling may govern expression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, which are responsible for drug resistance in the CD133(-)/EpCAM(-) subpopulation...
April 17, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414310/autophagy-supports-generation-of-cells-with-high-cd44-expression-via-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-and-parkin-mediated-mitochondrial-clearance
#9
K A Whelan, P M Chandramouleeswaran, K Tanaka, M Natsuizaka, M Guha, S Srinivasan, D S Darling, Y Kita, S Natsugoe, J D Winkler, A J Klein-Szanto, R K Amaravadi, N G Avadhani, A K Rustgi, H Nakagawa
High CD44 expression is associated with enhanced malignant potential in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), among the deadliest of all human carcinomas. Although alterations in autophagy and CD44 expression are associated with poor patient outcomes in various cancer types, the relationship between autophagy and cells with high CD44 expression remains incompletely understood. In transformed oesophageal keratinocytes, CD44(Low)-CD24(High) (CD44L) cells give rise to CD44(High)-CD24(-/Low) (CD44H) cells via epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in response to transforming growth factor (TGF)-β...
April 17, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412955/long-non-coding-rna-nkila-inhibits-migration-and-invasion-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-snail-pathway
#10
Zhiliang Lu, Yuan Li, Jingnan Wang, Yun Che, Shouguo Sun, Jianbing Huang, Zhaoli Chen, Jie He
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play key roles during multiple cancer processes, such as cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion. The previous studies found that NKILA interacted with and suppressed the nuclear translocation of NF-KappaB, which influenced metastasis and prognosis in breast cancer. However the clinical significance and biological role of NKILA in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unknown. METHODS: We examined expression levels of NKILA in 106 pairs of NSCLC tissues and cell lines...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404932/ctbp2-overexpression-promotes-tumor-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-gastric-cancer-and-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis
#11
Faxiang Dai, Yi Xuan, Jie-Jie Jin, Shengjia Yu, Zi-Wen Long, Hong Cai, Xiao-Wen Liu, Ye Zhou, Ya-Nong Wang, Zhong Chen, Hua Huang
C-terminal binding protein-2 (CtBP2), a transcriptional corepressor, has been reported to correlate with tumorigenesis and progression and predict a poor prognosis in several human cancers. However, few studies on CtBP2 in gastric cancer (GC) have been performed. In this research, we evaluated the correlations between CtBP2 expression and the clinicopathological characteristics, as well as prognosis of GC patients. The effects of silencing CtBP2 expression on GC cells biology activity were also assessed. The results showed that CtBP2 was overexpressed in GC tissues and closely correlated with poor differentiation, advanced tumor stage and poor prognosis in GC patients...
February 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399108/decreased-levels-of-baseline-and-drug-induced-tubulin-polymerisation-are-hallmarks-of-resistance-to-taxanes-in-ovarian-cancer-cells-and-are-associated-with-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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George E Duran, Yan C Wang, François Moisan, E Brian Francisco, Branimir I Sikic
BACKGROUND: ABCB1 expression is uncommon in ovarian cancers in the clinical setting so we investigated non-MDR mechanisms of resistance to taxanes. METHODS: We established eight taxane-resistant variants from the human ovarian carcinoma cell lines A2780/1A9, ES-2, MES-OV and OVCAR-3 by selection with paclitaxel or docetaxel, with counter-selection by the transport inhibitor valspodar. RESULTS: Non-MDR taxane resistance was associated with reduced intracellular taxane content compared to parental controls, and cross-resistance to other microtubule stabilising drugs...
April 11, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394344/aberrant-low-expression-of-p85%C3%AE-in-stromal-fibroblasts-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-metastasis-through-exosome-mediated-paracrine-wnt10b
#13
Y Chen, C Zeng, Y Zhan, H Wang, X Jiang, W Li
P85α, which acts as a tumour suppressor, is frequently found to be downregulated in various human cancers. However, the role of p85α in the tumour microenvironment is unknown. Here, we report that aberrantly low expression of p85α in breast cancer stroma is clinically relevant to breast cancer disease progression. Stromal fibroblasts can acquire the hallmarks of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) as a result of the loss of p85α expression. Paracrine Wnt10b from p85α-deficient fibroblasts can promote cancer progression via epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by the canonical Wnt pathway...
April 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394318/the-evolving-concept-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-in-thyroid-cancer-and-other-solid-tumors
#14
Heather Hardin, Ranran Zhang, Holly Helein, Darya Buehler, Zhenying Guo, Ricardo V Lloyd
The cancer stem-like cell (CSC) hypothesis postulates that a small population of cells in a cancer has self-renewal and clonal tumor initiation properties. These cells are responsible for tumor initiation, growth, recurrence and for resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. CSCs can be characterized using markers such as SSEA-1, SSEA-4, CD44, CD24, ALDEFLUOR and others. CSCs form spheres when they are cultured in serum-free condition in low attachment plates and can generate tumors when injected into immune-deficient mice...
April 10, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387999/decreased-expression-of-acss2-promotes-metastasis-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Lin Sun, Yinlong Kong, Manqing Cao, Hongyuan Zhou, Huikai Li, Yunlong Cui, Feng Fang, Wei Zhang, Jiafeng Li, Xiaolin Zhu, Qiang Li, Tianqiang Song, Ti Zhang
Metastasis is a serious risk that may occur during the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), preventing many patients from being surgical candidates and contributing to poor prognosis. Hypoxia has been proved to be an important factor of metastasis via the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) pathway. Acetyl-CoA synthase 2 (ACSS2) provides an acetyl group for the acetylation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2α, and this epigenetic modification affects the activity of HIF-2α and the subsequent EMT process...
April 7, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383825/the-fibroblast-surface-markers-fap-anti-fibroblast-and-fsp-are-expressed-by-cells-of-epithelial-origin-and-may-be-altered-during-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#16
Zuzana Kahounová, Daniela Kurfürstová, Jan Bouchal, Gvantsa Kharaishvili, Jiří Navrátil, Ján Remšík, Šárka Šimečková, Vladimír Študent, Alois Kozubík, Karel Souček
The identification of fibroblasts and cancer-associated fibroblasts from human cancer tissue using surface markers is difficult, especially because the markers used currently are usually not expressed solely by fibroblasts, and the identification of fibroblast-specific surface molecules is still under investigation. It was aimed to compare three commercially available antibodies in the detection of different surface epitopes of fibroblasts (anti-fibroblast, fibroblast activation protein α, and fibroblast surface protein)...
April 6, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381546/expression-of-neuroendocrine-factor-vgf-in-lung-cancer-cells-confers-resistance-to-egfr-kinase-inhibitors-and-triggers-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#17
Hwang Wen, Yu-Fan Chiu, Ming-Han Kuo, Kuan-Lin Lee, An-Chun Lee, Chia-Cherng Yu, Junn-Liang Chang, Wen-Chien Huang, Shih-Hsin Hsiao, Sey-En Lin, Yu-Ting Chou
Mutations in EGFR drive tumor growth but render tumor cells sensitive to treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Phenotypic alteration in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been linked to the TKI resistance in lung adenocarcinoma. However, the mechanism underlying this resistance remains unclear. Here we report that high expression of a neuroendocrine factor termed VGF induces the transcription factor TWIST1 to facilitate TKI resistance, EMT, and cancer dissemination in a subset of lung adenocarcinoma cells...
April 5, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380418/expression-of-emt-markers-and-mode-of-surgery-are-prognostic-in-phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast
#18
Xiaolong Feng, Lin Zhao, Honghong Shen, Xiaozhen Liu, Yang Yang, Shuhua Lv, Yun Niu
Phyllodes tumors of the breast are rare neoplasms that account for <1% of all mammary tumors and 2-3% of fibro-epithelial neoplasms of the breast. We evaluated the clinicopathological characteristics of a cohort of 246 Chinese patients in relation to the expression of epithelial-to-mesenchymal (EMT) markers in benign, borderline and malignant tumors and the prognostic value of different surgical regimens. We observed that survival outcomes correlated with the mode of surgical management in the three patient groups...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374320/mesenchymal-circulating-tumor-cells-ctcs-and-oct4-mrna-expression-in-ctcs-for-prognosis-prediction-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
S Li, Q Chen, H Li, Y Wu, J Feng, Y Yan
PURPOSE: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) with epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) phenotypes might be related to tumor progression while OCT4 expression is involved in tumor metastasis and poor prognosis. But the possible clinical significance of EMT phenotypes of CTCs from non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients has still to be demonstrated. Furthermore, none has been investigated the expression of OCT4 in CTCs. We therefore identified the EMT phenotype-based subsets of CTCs and determined the OCT4 expression status of CTCs in NSCLC patients, to explore their possible clinical relevance...
April 3, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370249/possible-role-of-nuclear-%C3%AE-catenin-in-resistance-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#20
Hiroyuki Takahashi, Kie Nakamura, Akane Usami, Tomoko Tsuruta, Miki Hashimura, Toshihide Matsumoto, Makoto Saegusa
AIMS: β-catenin signaling participates in regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)/cancer stem cell (CSC) properties. We focused on the role of β-catenin in resistance to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer especially pertaining to its association with EMT/CSC features. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 109 cases of locally advanced rectal cancer, along with a colon cancer cell line, were investigated. Nuclear β-catenin accumulation in pretreatment biopsied samples was inversely associated with therapeutic efficacy for chemoradiotherapy in resected rectal cancer...
March 28, 2017: Histopathology
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