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breast cancer exosomes

Minghui Li, Yan Zhou, Tiansong Xia, Xin Zhou, Zebo Huang, Huo Zhang, Wei Zhu, Qiang Ding, Shui Wang
PURPOSE: Novel noninvasive biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) are urgently needed in clinics. The aim of this study was to explore whether miRNAs from the miR-106a-363 cluster can be detected in the circulation of BC patients and whether these miRNAs can serve as potential diagnostic biomarkers. METHODS: The expression of 12 miRNAs from the miR-106a-363 cluster was evaluated using qRT-PCR in 400 plasma samples (from 200 BC patients and 200 healthy controls (HCs)) and 406 serum samples (from 204 BC patients and 202 HCs) via a three-phase study...
March 20, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Nuray Erin, Nur Ogan, Azmi Yerlikaya
PURPOSE: Metastatic breast cancer is resistant to many conventional treatments and novel therapeutic targets are needed. We previously isolated subsets of 4T1 murine breast cancer cells which metastasized to liver (4TLM), brain (4TBM), and heart (4THM). Among these cells, 4TLM is the most aggressive one, demonstrating mesenchymal phenotype. Here we compared secreted proteins from 4TLM, 4TBM, and 4THM cells and compared with that of hardly metastatic 67NR cells to detect differentially secreted factors involved in organ-specific metastasis...
March 20, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Tonje S Steigedal, Jimita Toraskar, Richard P Redvers, Marit Valla, Synnøve N Magnussen, Anna M Bofin, Signe Opdahl, Steinar Lundgren, Bedrich L Eckhardt, John M Lamar, Judy Doherty, Richard O Hynes, Robin L Anderson, Gunbjørg Svineng
Most cancer patients with solid tumors who succumb to their illness die of metastatic disease. While early detection and improved treatment have led to reduced mortality, even for those with metastatic cancer, some patients still respond poorly to treatment. Understanding the mechanisms of metastasis is important to improve prognostication, to stratify patients for treatment, and to identify new targets for therapy. We have shown previously that expression of nephronectin (NPNT) is correlated with metastatic propensity in breast cancer cell lines...
March 11, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Sina Halvaei, Shiva Daryani, Zahra Eslami-S, Tannaz Samadi, Narges Jafarbeik-Iravani, Tayebeh Oghabi Bakhshayesh, Keivan Majidzadeh-A, Rezvan Esmaeili
The important challenge about cancer is diagnosis in primary stages and proper treatment. Although classical clinico-pathological features of the tumor have major prognostic value, the advances in diagnosis and treatment are indebted to discovery of molecular biomarkers and control of cancer in the pre-invasive state. Moreover, the efficiency of available therapeutic options is highly diminished, and chemotherapy is still the main treatment due to lack of enough specific targets. Accordingly, finding the new noninvasive biomarkers for cancer is still an important clinical challenge that is not achieved yet...
March 2, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
Yin Ji Piao, Hoe Suk Kim, Eun Hye Hwang, Jisu Woo, Meihua Zhang, Woo Kyung Moon
Crosstalk between breast cancer and macrophages has potential implications for tumor metastasis. This study investigates macrophage polarization induced by triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell-derived exosomes that promote lymph node (LN) metastasis in orthotopic TNBC models. The MDA-MB-231 cancer cell line expressing the exosomal CD63-red fluorescence (RFP) fusion protein was generated to noninvasively visualize exosome transfer into cancer cells and macrophages. Administration of RFP-tagged exosomes enhanced migration of macrophages and induced macrophage polarization in vitro ...
January 26, 2018: Oncotarget
Ivana Bratić Hench, Jürgen Hench, Markus Tolnay
Examination of tumor molecular characteristics by liquid biopsy is likely to greatly influence personalized cancer patient management. Analysis of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), circulating tumor cells (CTCs), and tumor-derived exosomes, all collectively referred to as "liquid biopsies," are not only a modality to monitor treatment efficacy, disease progression, and emerging therapy resistance mechanisms, but they also assess tumor heterogeneity and evolution in real time. We review the literature concerning the examination of ctDNA and CTC in a diagnostic setting, evaluating their prognostic, predictive, and monitoring capabilities...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
Yufeng Xie, Jie Wu, Aizhang Xu, Shahid Ahmeqd, Amer Sami, Rajni Chibbar, Andrew Freywald, Changyu Zheng, Jim Xiang
DNA vaccines composed of heterologous human HER2 and rat neu sequences induce stronger antibody response and protective antitumor immunity than either HER2 or neu DNA vaccines in transgenic mice. We previously developed HER2-specific exosome-targeted T-cell vaccine HER2-TEXO capable of stimulating HER2-specific CD8+ T-cell responses, but only leading to partial protective immunity in double-transgenic HLA-A2/HER2 mice with self-immune tolerance to HER2. Here, we constructed an adenoviral vector AdVHuRt expressing HuRt fusion protein composed of NH2-HER21-407 (Hu) and COOH-neu408-690 (Rt) fragments, and developed a heterologous human/rat HER2-specific exosome-targeted T-cell vaccine HuRt-TEXO using polyclonal CD4+ T-cells uptaking exosomes released by AdVHuRt-transfected dendritic cells...
February 5, 2018: Vaccine
Ping Zhang, Hongxing Zhou, Kefeng Lu, Yunou Lu, Yan Wang, Tongbao Feng
Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Cancer-secreted exosomes have recently been recognized as important mediators of intercellular communication. The aim of this study was to determine the role of exosomal long noncoding RNA metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) in breast cancer progression. Materials and methods: Breast cancer specimens were obtained with informed consent from patients. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect MALAT1 expression, and cellular proliferation was measured using cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
K P O'Brien, S Khan, K E Gilligan, H Zafar, P Lalor, C Glynn, C O'Flatharta, H Ingoldsby, P Dockery, A De Bhulbh, J R Schweber, K St John, M Leahy, J M Murphy, W M Gallagher, T O'Brien, M J Kerin, R M Dwyer
Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) have a well-established tumor-homing capacity, highlighting potential as tumor-targeted delivery vehicles. MSCs secrete extracellular vesicle (EV)-encapsulated microRNAs, which play a role in intercellular communication. The aim of this study was to characterize a potential tumor suppressor microRNA, miR-379, and engineer MSCs to secrete EVs enriched with miR-379 for in vivo therapy of breast cancer. miR-379 expression was significantly reduced in lymph node metastases compared to primary tumor tissue from the same patients...
January 25, 2018: Oncogene
Jayoung Kim, Seung-Woo Hong, Seonghan Kim, Daejin Kim, Dae Young Hur, Dong-Hoon Jin, Bomi Kim, Yeong Seok Kim
Lung cancer is one of most common types of cancer worldwide. Lung cancer results in a death higher rate each year compared to colon, breast and prostate cancer combined. Celecoxib is a selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX‑2), an enzyme of which the expression is induced by various stimuli, such as inflammation. In addition, celecoxib triggers COX-2 loading on exosomes. Exosomes are small vesicles composed of a lipid bilayer membrane and are found in most biological fluids, such as blood breast milk and urine...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
Juliana Carvalho Santos, Natália da Silva Lima, Luis Otavio Sarian, Ander Matheu, Marcelo Lima Ribeiro, Sophie Françoise Mauricette Derchain
Breast cancer remains the most prevalent cause of cancer mortality in woman worldwide due to the metastatic process and therapy resistance. Resistance against cancer therapy is partially attributed to cancer stem cells (CSCs). These cells arise from epithelial cells undergoing epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and might be responsible for tumor recurrence. In this study, we reported the relevance of miR-155 upregulation in chemoresistant cells associated with EMT. Notably, we found miR-155 induction in exosomes isolated from CSCs and resistant cells, followed by resistant cells' exosome transfer to the recipient sensitive cells...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yaming Li, Yiran Liang, Yuting Sang, Xiaojin Song, Hanwen Zhang, Ying Liu, Liyu Jiang, Qifeng Yang
Chemo-resistance and metastasis of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) contributed the most of treatment failure in the clinic. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been proved to be involved in many biological processes and diseases. In this study, we aimed to determine the role of miR-770 in the regulation of chemo-resistance and metastasis of TNBC. Clinically, miR-770 was highly expressed in chemo-sensitive tissues and predicted a better prognosis of TNBC. Functionally, ectopic expression of miR-770 suppressed the doxorubicin-resistance of TNBC cell lines via regulation of apoptosis and tumor microenvironment, which was mediated by exosomes...
January 11, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Ulrich H Weidle, Steffen Dickopf, Corinna Hintermair, Gwendlyn Kollmorgen, Fabian Birzele, Ulrich Brinkmann
Despite the approval of several molecular therapies in the last years, breast cancer-associated death ranks as the second highest in women. This is due to metastatic disease, which represents a challenge for treatment. A better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of metastasis is, therefore, of paramount importance. In this review we summarize the role of micro RNAs (miRs) involved in metastasis of breast cancer. We present an overview on metastasis-promoting, -suppressing and context-dependent miRs with both activities...
January 2018: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
Vida Pourteimoor, Mahdi Paryan, Samira Mohammadi-Yeganeh
Breast cancer is indisputably a heterogeneous disease, in which a formidable combination of definitely dis-regulated C-MYC and microRNA (miRNA) profiles along with other factors are responsible to generate a specific type of breast cancer. C-MYC as a master regulator of more than 20,000 genes can modify the expression of genes underlying to perform diverse conflicting functional frameworks. The functional spectra of miRNA in the new areas of the evolution of cell behaviors are identified. Here, we endeavor to summarize some recent advances of miRNA applications that can be recruited as combinatorial targeted therapy for patients with breast cancer...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Seyed Hamed Jafari, Zahra Saadatpour, Arash Salmaninejad, Fatemeh Momeni, Mojgan Mokhtari, Javid Sadri Nahand, Majid Rahmati, Hamed Mirzaei, Mojtaba Kianmehr
Breast cancer is a complex disease which is found as the second cause of cancer-associated death among women. Accumulating of evidence indicated that various factors (i.e., gentical and envirmental factors) could be associated with initiation and progression of breast cancer. Diagnosis of breast cancer patients in early stages is one of important aspects of breast cancer treatment. Among of various diagnosis platforms, imaging techniques are main diagnosis approaches which could provide valuable data on patients with breast cancer...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Xiu Juan Li, Zhao Jun Ren, Jin Hai Tang, Qiao Yu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Treatment of breast cancer remains a clinical challenge. This study aims to validate exosomal microRNA-1246 (miR-1246) as a serum biomarker for breast cancer and understand the underlying mechanism in breast cancer progression. METHODS: The expression levels of endogenous and exosomal miRNAs were examined by real time PCR, and the expression level of the target protein was detected by western blot. Scanning electron and confocal microscopy were used to characterize exosomes and to study their uptake and transfer...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Yunjie He, Fei Deng, Sujin Yang, Dandan Wang, Xiu Chen, Shanliang Zhong, Jianhua Zhao, Jinhai Tang
Breast cancer is the most common invasive malignancy among females worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate post-transcriptional gene expression by binding to the 3'-untranslated regions of targeted mRNAs. Recently, exosomes have been recognized to play critical roles in breast cancer. MiRNAs, as the most important inclusions in exosomes, are stable in the blood and other body fluids, making them ideal candidate biomarkers. In this review, we provide a complex overview of exosomal miRNAs in breast cancer...
November 20, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
M Wang, S Ji, G Shao, J Zhang, K Zhao, Z Wang, A Wu
PURPOSE: Exosomes are gradually detected as an indicator for diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer in clinic and a systematic review was conducted. METHODS: A search for clinical studies published before July 1, 2017 was performed. Methods of exosome purification and identification from all studies were extracted. For diagnosis evaluation, the comparison of exosome biomarkers expression between breast cancer patients and healthy women was obtained; for prognosis prediction, the correlation between exosome biomarkers expression and chemotherapy resistance, overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), recurrence and metastasis of breast cancer was also extracted...
November 15, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Nikolina Dioufa, Amanda M Clark, Bo Ma, Colin H Beckwitt, Alan Wells
BACKGROUND: Our understanding of the multiple roles exosomes play during tumor progression is still very poor and the contribution of the normal tissue derived exosomes in distant seeding and tumor outgrowth has also not been widely appreciated. METHODS: Using our all-human liver microphysiological system (MPS) platform as a model to closely recapitulate the early metastatic events, we isolated exosomes from both tumor cells and liver microenvironment. RESULTS: We observed that while priming of the hepatic niche (HepN) with MDA-231 breast cancer derived exosomes facilitated seeding of the cancer cells in the liver, subsequent tumor outgrowth was diminished; this was consistent with increased entry into dormancy...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
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November 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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