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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819847/negative-enrichment-and-isolation-of-circulating-tumor-cells-for-whole-genome-amplification
#1
Nisha Kanwar, Susan J Done
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a rare population of cells found in the peripheral blood of patients with many types of cancer such as breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancers. Higher numbers of these cells in blood are associated with a poorer prognosis of patients. Genomic profiling of CTCs would help characterize markers specific for the identification of these cells in blood, and also define genomic alterations that give these cells a metastatic advantage over other cells in the primary tumor. Here, we describe an immunomagnetic method to enrich CTCs from the blood of patients with breast cancer, followed by single-cell laser capture microdissection to isolate single CTCs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819844/fourier-ptychographic-microscopy-for-rapid-high-resolution-imaging-of-circulating-tumor-cells-enriched-by-microfiltration
#2
Anthony Williams, Jaebum Chung, Changhuei Yang, Richard J Cote
Examining the hematogenous compartment for evidence of metastasis has increased significantly within the oncology research community in recent years, due to the development of technologies aimed at the enrichment of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), the subpopulation of primary tumor cells that gain access to the circulatory system and are responsible for colonization at distant sites. In contrast to other technologies, filtration-based CTC enrichment, which exploits differences in size between larger tumor cells and surrounding smaller, non-tumor blood cells, has the potential to improve CTC characterization through isolation of tumor cell populations with greater molecular heterogeneity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811968/il-32%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-constitutes-a-link-between-obesity-and-colon-cancer
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Victoria Catalán, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi, Amaia Rodríguez, Beatriz Ramírez, Victor A Ortega, José Luis Hernández-Lizoain, Jorge Baixauli, Sara Becerril, Fernando Rotellar, Víctor Valentí, Rafael Moncada, Camilo Silva, Javier Salvador, Gema Frühbeck
Growing evidence indicates that adipose tissue inflammation is an important mechanism whereby obesity promotes cancer risk and progression. Since IL-32 is an important inflammatory and remodeling factor in obesity and is also related to colon cancer (CC) development, the aim of this study was to explore whether IL-32 could function as an inflammatory factor in human obesity-associated CC promoting a microenvironment favorable for tumor growth. Samples obtained from 84 subjects [27 lean (LN) and 57 obese (OB)] were used in the study...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742687/the-allosteric-hemoglobin-effector-itpp-inhibits-metastatic-colon-cancer-in-mice
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Perparim Limani, Michael Linecker, Marcel A Schneider, Philipp Kron, Christoph Tschuor, Ekaterina Kachaylo, Udo Ungethuem, Claude Nicolau, Jean-Marie Lehn, Rolf Graf, Bostjan Humar, Pierre-Alain Clavien
OBJECTIVE: To test the effects of enhanced intracellular oxygen contents on the metastatic potential of colon cancer. BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the commonest gastrointestinal carcinoma. Distant metastases occur in half of patients and are responsible for most cancer-related deaths. Tumor hypoxia is central to the pathogenesis of metastases. Myo-Inositoltrispyrophosphate (ITPP), a nontoxic, antihypoxic compound, has recently shown significant benefits in experimental cancer, particularly when combined with standard chemotherapy...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715646/l-form-bacteria-cohabitants-in-human-blood-significance-for-health-and-diseases
#5
Nadya D Markova
From a historical perspective, intriguing assumptions about unknown "live units" in human blood have attracted the attention of researchers, reflecting their desire to define a new class of microorganisms. Thus, the concept of "blood microbiota" brings about many questions about the nature, origin, and biological significance of the "unusual microbial cohabitants" in human blood. In contrast to current views that bloodstream in healthy humans is sterile, the hypothesis about the existence of microbes as L-forms (cell wall deficient bacteria) in human blood has evolved on the basis of known facts about their unique biology, as observed in our studies and those of other authors...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698550/the-psmp-ccr2-interactions-trigger-monocyte-macrophage-dependent-colitis
#6
Xiaolei Pei, Danfeng Zheng, Shaoping She, Jing Ma, Changyuan Guo, Xiaoning Mo, Yingmei Zhang, Quansheng Song, Yu Zhang, Dalong Ma, Ying Wang
Monocytes/macrophages have been found to be an important component of colitis. However, the key chemokine that initiates the CCR2(+) monocytes migration from circulation to colitis tissue remains to be undiscovered. PC3-secreted microprotein (PSMP) is a novel chemokine whose receptor is CCR2. The physiological and pathological functions of PSMP have not yet been reported. In this study, PSMP was found to be expressed in colitis and colonic tumor tissues from patients and significantly up-regulated in mouse DSS-induced colitis tissues...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696813/liposomal-prednisolone-phosphate-potentiates-the-antitumor-activity-of-liposomal-5-fluorouracil-in-c26-murine-colon-carcinoma-in-vivo
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Laura Patras, Bianca Sylvester, Lavinia Luput, Alina Sesarman, Emilia Licarete, Alina Porfire, Dana Muntean, Denise Minerva Drotar, Alexandra Doina Rusu, Andras-Laszlo Nagy, Cornel Catoi, Ioan Tomuta, Laurian Vlase, Manuela Banciu, Marcela Achim
The antitumor efficacy of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) is hindered not only by the low therapeutic index, but also by tumor cell resistance to this cytotoxic drug. Therefore, to enhance the 5-FU antitumor activity, the present research employed a novel tumor-targeted therapy based on the co-administration of 5-FU encapsulated in long-circulating liposomes (LCL-5-FU) together with liposomal prednisolone phosphate (LCL-PLP), a formulation with known anti-angiogenic actions on C26 murine colon carcinoma cells...
July 11, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690641/prostate-cancer-stem-cell-markers-drive-progression-therapeutic-resistance-and-bone-metastasis
#8
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Koran S Harris, Bethany A Kerr
Metastatic or recurrent tumors are the primary cause of cancer-related death. For prostate cancer, patients diagnosed with local disease have a 99% 5-year survival rate; however, this 5-year survival rate drops to 28% in patients with metastatic disease. This dramatic decline in survival has driven interest in discovering new markers able to identify tumors likely to recur and in developing new methods to prevent metastases from occurring. Biomarker discovery for aggressive tumor cells includes attempts to identify cancer stem cells (CSCs)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682787/in-utero-virilization-secondary-to-a-maternal-krukenberg-tumor-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#9
Carmen Bustamante, Alfonso Hoyos-Martínez, Daniela Pirela, Alejandro Díaz
BACKGROUND: Krukenberg tumors are ovarian metastatic adenocarcinomas with a primary origin usually located in the stomach, colon, gallbladder, pancreas, or breast. Occasionally, these tumors produce virilization in the affected individual due to androgen production by luteinization of the tumoral stroma. It is believed that during pregnancy these tumors are more likely to increase androgen production due to the elevated levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). High maternal androgens can cross the placenta producing virilization of the female fetus...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646161/circulating-exosomal-mir-125a-3p-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-early-stage-colon-cancer
#10
Jing Wang, Feihu Yan, Qi Zhao, Fei Zhan, Ruitao Wang, Liang Wang, Yanqiao Zhang, Xiaoyi Huang
Circulating exosome holds great potentials as biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis of human cancers. Previously, we have applied small RNA sequencing to identify aberrantly expressed exosomal miRNAs as candidates for diagnostic markers in colon cancer patients. In this validation cohort, plasma derived exosomal miRNA was isolated from 50 early-stage colon cancer patients and 50 matched healthy volunteers. Real-time qRT-PCR revealed that miR-125a-3p, miR-320c were significantly up-regulated in plasma exosomes of the patients with early stage colon cancer...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643604/long-non-coding-rnas-new-biomarkers-for-prognosis-and-diagnosis-of-colon-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Heng Deng, Jian Min Wang, Ming Li, Ran Tang, Kun Tang, Yingzi Su, Yong Hou, Jun Zhang
Dysregulation of long non-coding RNAs has been found in many human cancers, including colorectal cancer that is still the third most prevalent cancer worldwide and related to poor prognosis; along with this, robust testimony has identified that long non-coding RNAs can take charge of tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes. This review summarizes nowadays research achievements on the character of long non-coding RNAs in the prognosis and diagnosis of colorectal cancer. On the basis of the results acquired in the last decade, some long non-coding RNAs are rising as biomarkers of colorectal cancer for prognosis, diagnosis, even prediction of therapeutic result, and have crucial effects in the regulation of colorectal cancer cell functions such as proliferation, invasion, apoptosis, metastasis, and drug resistant ability...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634392/the-traditional-chinese-medicine-achyranthes-bidentata-and-our-de-novo-conception-of-its-metastatic-chemoprevention-from-phytochemistry-to-pharmacology
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Zhou Jiang, Jun Qian, Haiyan Dong, Jingyi Yang, Xiaobo Yu, Jianzhong Chen, Hongning Chen, Qing Shi, Lee Jia
Our recent biosystems analysis revealed similarities between embryonic implantation and cancer cell adhesion, which suggests that abortifacients may be good for safe and effective metastatic chemoprevention targeting circulating tumor cells (CTC). Here we test the hypothesis by using the well-known abortion herb Achyranthes bidentata Blume (A. bidentata). Five compounds were separated from the herb root. Among them, ginsenoside Ro was the most potent in inhibiting embryonic implantation within non-cytotoxic concentrations...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614785/drag-reducing-polymers-decrease-hepatic-injury-and-metastases-after-liver-ischemia-reperfusion
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Samer Tohme, Marina V Kameneva, Hamza O Yazdani, Vikas Sud, Julie Goswami, Patricia Loughran, Hai Huang, Richard L Simmons, Allan Tsung
INTRODUCTION: Surgery, a crucial therapeutic modality in the treatment of solid tumors, can induce sterile inflammatory processes which can result in metastatic progression. Liver ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury, an inevitable consequence of hepatic resection of metastases, has been shown to foster hepatic capture of circulating cancer cells and accelerate metastatic growth. Efforts to reduce these negative consequences have not been thoroughly investigated. Drag reducing polymers (DRPs) are blood-soluble macromolecules that can, in nanomolar concentrations, increase tissue perfusion, decrease vascular resistance and decrease near-wall microvascular concentration of neutrophils and platelets thereby possibly reducing the inflammatory microenvironment...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593908/circulating-cell-free-micrornas-as-clinical-cancer-biomarkers
#14
REVIEW
Virginie Armand-Labit, Anne Pradines
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding small RNAs that are master regulators of genic expression and consequently of many cellular processes. But their expression is often deregulated in human tumors leading to cancer development. Recently miRNAs were discovered in body fluids (serum, plasma and others) and their levels have often been reported to be altered in patients. Circulating miRNAs became one of the most promising biomarkers in oncology for early diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic response prediction. Here we describe the origins and roles of miRNAs, and summarize the most recent studies focusing on their usefulness as cancer biomarkers in lung, breast, colon, prostate, ovary cancers and melanoma...
April 27, 2017: Biomolecular Concepts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591711/dna-hypomethylation-of-cbs-promoter-induced-by-folate-deficiency-is-a-potential-noninvasive-circulating-biomarker-for-colorectal-adenocarcinomas
#15
Geng Xue, Chao-Jing Lu, Shu-Jun Pan, Yin-Ling Zhang, Hui Miao, Shi Shan, Xiao-Ting Zhu, Yi Zhang
Aberrant DNA methylation patterns, which induced by folate deficiency, play important roles in tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). Some DNA methylation alterations can also be detected in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) of patients' plasma, making cfDNA an ideal noninvasive circulating biomarker. However, exact DNA methylation alterations induced by folate deficiency in tumorigenesis of CRC and exact potential circulating cfDNA methylation biomarker are still unclear. Therefore, DNA methylation patterns of the normal human colon mucosal epithelial cell line (NCM460), cultured with normal or low folate content, were screened and the DNA hypomethylation of cystathionine-beta-synthase (CBS) promoter was further validated in vitro and vivo...
May 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582850/foxf2-deficiency-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis-by-inducing-mesenchymal-epithelial-transition
#16
Chunqing Dou, Xin Jin, Liyuan Sun, Bao Zhang, Mingming Han, Tao Li
OBJECTIVE: The transcription factor FOXF2 is reported to be down-regulated in HCC. Its deficiency is correlated with shorter disease-free survival and overall survival of HCC patients; however, the mechanism remains to be elucidated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we performed qRT-PCR and western blotting to confirm the down-regulated FOXF2 in HCC tissue and cell lines. Then the HCC cell line Huh7 transduced with FOXF2 shRNA was adopted in a series of in vitro and in vivo assays to evaluate the cell phenotype change, migration, invasion, proliferation, colonization of circulating cell and the formation of metastatic nodules...
July 4, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560677/mesenchymal-epithelial-transition-and-circulating-tumor-cells-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Gerhard Hamilton, Barbara Rath
Cancer patients die of metastatic disease but knowledge regarding individual steps of this complex process of intravasation, spread and extravasation leading to secondary lesions is incomplete. Subpopulations of tumor cells are supposed to undergo an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), to enter the bloodstream and eventually establish metastases in a reverse process termed mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET). Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents a unique model to study metastatic spread due to early dissemination and relapse, as well as availability of a panel of circulating cancer cell (CTC) lines recently...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560673/molecular-profiling-and-significance-of-circulating-tumor-cell-based-genetic-signatures
#18
Nisha Kanwar, Susan J Done
Cancer kills by metastasizing beyond the primary site. Early detection, surgical intervention and other treatments have improved the survival rates of patients with cancer, however, once metastasis occurs, responses to conventional therapies become significantly less effective, and this remains the leading cause of death. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are tumor cells that have preferentially disseminated from the primary tumor mass into the hematological system, and are en route to favorable distant sites where if they survive, can develop into metastases...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560667/strategies-for-isolation-and-molecular-profiling-of-circulating-tumor-cells
#19
Jia-Yang Chen, Ying-Chih Chang
Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease worldwide, and metastasis is responsible for more than 90% of the mortality of cancer patients. Metastasis occurs when tumor cells leave the primary tumor, travel through the blood stream as circulating tumor cells (CTCs), and then colonize secondary tumors at sites distant from the primary tumor. The capture, identification, and analysis of CTCs offer both scientific and clinical benefits. On the scientific side, the analysis of CTCs could help elucidate possible genetic alterations and signaling pathway aberrations during cancer progression, which could then be used to find new methods to stop cancer progression...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560056/maintaining-a-regular-physical-activity-aggravates-intramuscular-tumor-growth-in-an-orthotopic-liposarcoma-model
#20
Mohamad Assi, Frédéric Derbré, Luz Lefeuvre-Orfila, Dany Saligaut, Nathalie Stock, Mickael Ropars, Amélie Rébillard
Today, care teams within cancer centers encourage patients to be physically active, after diagnosis, based on data obtained mainly from breast, colon and prostate cancer. Intriguingly, the impact of physical activity (PA) on intramuscular tumors (e.g. sarcomas) has not been specifically addressed and, thus, could be mistakenly confounded with other cancers. In this preclinical study we assessed the impact of PA on intramuscular liposarcoma (LS) evolution. Four-week-old nude male mice were active by voluntary running on wheels, for six weeks...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
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