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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427524/kallistatin-suppresses-cancer-development-by-multi-factorial-actions
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Julie Chao, Pengfei Li, Lee Chao
Kallistatin was first identified in human plasma as a tissue kallikrein-binding protein and a serine proteinase inhibitor. Kallistatin via its two structural elements regulates differential signaling cascades, and thus a wide spectrum of biological functions. Kallistatin's active site is essential for: inhibiting tissue kallikrein's activity; stimulating endothelial nitric oxide synthase and sirtuin 1 expression and activation; and modulating the synthesis of the microRNAs, miR-34a, miR-21 and miR-203. Kallistatin's heparin-binding site is crucial for antagonizing the signaling pathways of vascular endothelial growth factor, tumor necrosis factor-α, Wnt, transforming growth factor-β and epidermal growth factor...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415700/circulating-tumor-cells-promote-the-metastatic-colonization-of-disseminated-carcinoma-cells-by-inducing-systemic-inflammation
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Yong-Chao Li, Jiu-Ming Zou, Chao Luo, Yu Shu, Jing Luo, Jian Qin, Yu Wang, Dong Li, Shan-Shan Wang, Gang Chi, Fang Guo, Gui-Mei Zhang, Zuo-Hua Feng
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have been studied well in the prognosis for malignant diseases as liquid biopsy, but their contribution to tumor metastasis is not clearly defined. Here we report that CTCs could promote the metastatic colonization of disseminated carcinoma cells by inducing systemic inflammation and neutrophil recruitment to pre-metastatic organs. Depletion of neutrophils in vivo could effectively abrogate the promoting effect of CTCs on tumor cell metastasis. In the presence of CTCs, the pro-tumor function of neutrophils was augmented, whereas the antitumor function of neutrophils was suppressed...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415433/multifunctional-nanospheres-for-co-delivery-of-methotrexate-and-mild-hyperthermia-to-colon-cancer-cells
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Sofia A Costa Lima, André Gaspar, Salette Reis, Luísa Durães
A multifunctional nanomedicine platform was designed and evaluated for efficient colon cancer therapy by a combinatorial therapeutic approach based on a chemotherapeutic drug and mild hyperthermia. Advantage was taken from the dual role of methotrexate (MTX), as folate receptor-targeting, overexpressed in tumor cells, and as anticancer drug. Incorporation of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) allows to heat cancer cells externally through an alternating magnetic field. The developed nanocarrier was based on polyethylene glycol-polylactic acid (PEG-PLA) nanospheres to improve biocompatibility, enhancing their targeting by prolonging blood circulation time...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408152/cellular-determinants-and-microenvironmental-regulation-of-prostate-cancer-metastasis
#4
REVIEW
Kiera Rycaj, Hangwen Li, Jianjun Zhou, Xin Chen, Dean G Tang
Metastasis causes more than 90% of cancer-related deaths and most prostate cancer (PCa) patients also die from metastasis. The 'metastatic cascade' is a complex biological process that encompasses tumor cell dissociation (from the primary tumor), local invasion, intravasation, transport in circulation, extravasation, colonization, and overt growth in end organs. It has become clear that successful metastasis not only involves many tumor cell-intrinsic properties but also depends on productive interactions between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment...
April 11, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407379/epithelial-mesenchymal-plasticity-and-circulating-tumor-cells-travel-companions-to-metastases
#5
REVIEW
Marie-Emilie Francart, Justine Lambert, Aline M Vanwynsberghe, Erik W Thompson, Morgane Bourcy, Myriam Polette, Christine Gilles
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transitions (EMT) associated with metastatic progression may contribute to the generation of hybrid phenotypes capable of plasticity. This cellular plasticity would provide tumor cells with an increased potential to adapt to the different microenvironments encountered during metastatic spread. Understanding how EMT may functionally equip Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) with an enhanced competence to survive in the blood stream and niche in the colonized organs has thus become a major cancer research axis...
April 13, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406732/black-adzuki-bean-vigna-angularis-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-colon-inflammation-in-mice
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Jin-Seon Yook, Kyung-Ah Kim, Mina Kim, Youn-Soo Cha
Adzuki beans (Vigna angularis), one of the most important legume crops in East Asia, have been shown to possess potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in mice. Here, we investigated the effects of black adzuki bean (BAB) on colon inflammation triggered by high-fat diet (HD)-induced obesity in mice. We also isolated lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated peritoneal macrophages and assessed inflammation-related parameters. We found that BAB decreased the concentrations of LPS and various circulating proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, and IL-6 in mice with HD-induced obesity...
April 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389380/etumortype-an-algorithm-of-discriminating-cancer-types-for-circulating-tumor-cells-or-cell-free-dnas-in-blood
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Jinfeng Zou, Edwin Wang
With the technology development on detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and cell-free DNAs (cfDNAs) in blood, serum, and plasma, non-invasive diagnosis of cancer becomes promising. A few studies reported good correlations between signals from tumor tissues and CTCs or cfDNAs, making it possible to detect cancers using CTCs and cfDNAs. However, the detection cannot tell which cancer types the person has. To meet these challenges, we developed an algorithm, eTumorType, to identify cancer types based on copy number variations (CNVs) of the cancer founding clone...
April 4, 2017: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385737/lack-of-stat6-attenuates-inflammation-and-drives-protection-against-early-steps-of-colitis-associated-colon-cancer
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Sonia A Leon-Cabrera, Emmanuel Molina-Guzman, Yael G Delgado-Ramirez, Armando Vázquez-Sandoval, Yadira Ledesma-Soto, Carlos G Pérez-Plasencia, Yolanda I Chirino, Norma L Delgado-Buenrostro, Miriam Rodríguez-Sosa, Felipe Vaca-Paniagua, Federico Ávila-Moreno, Emma B Gutierrez-Cirlos, Luis E Arias-Romero, Luis I Terrazas
Colitis-associated colon cancer (CAC) is one of the most common malignant neoplasms and a leading cause of death. The immunologic factors associated with CAC development are not completely understood. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 (STAT6) is part of an important signaling pathway for modulating intestinal immune function and homeostasis. However, the role of STAT6 in colon cancer progression is unclear. Following CAC induction in wild-type (WT) and STAT6-deficient mice (STAT6(-/-)), we found that 70% of STAT6(-/-) mice were tumor-free after 8 weeks, whereas 100% of WT mice developed tumors...
April 6, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377598/highly-sensitive-capture-of-circulating-tumor-cells-using-micro-ellipse-filters
#9
Hongmei Chen, Baoshan Cao, Bo Sun, Yapeng Cao, Ke Yang, Yu-Sheng Lin, Hongda Chen
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detection, enumeration and characterization with microfluidic chips has critical significance in cancer prognosis offering a non-invasive "liquid biopsy". Based on physical differences of size and deformability, we explore micro-ellipse filters consisting of microfuidic slits in series gradually narrowed. Slender tunnels sensitively capture tumor cells with slim chance to escape. Tumor cells could reside at capture sites organized by arrays of micro-ellipse microposts enduring less stress...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344166/micrornas-as-players-and-signals-in-the-metastatic-cascade-implications-for-the-development-of-novel-anti-metastatic-therapies
#10
REVIEW
Paolo Gandellini, Valentina Doldi, Nadia Zaffaroni
microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Increasing evidence emerging from human tumor preclinical models clearly indicates that specific miRNAs, collectively termed "metastamirs," play a functional role in different steps of the metastatic cascade, by exerting either pro- or anti-metastatic functions, and behave as signaling mediators to enable tumor cell to colonize a specific organ. miRNAs also actively participate in the proficient interaction of cancer cells with tumor microenvironment, either at the primary or at the metastatic site...
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341702/nras-destines-tumor-cells-to-the-lungs
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Anastasios D Giannou, Antonia Marazioti, Nikolaos I Kanellakis, Ioanna Giopanou, Ioannis Lilis, Dimitra E Zazara, Giannoula Ntaliarda, Danai Kati, Vasileios Armenis, Georgia A Giotopoulou, Anthi C Krontira, Marina Lianou, Theodora Agalioti, Malamati Vreka, Maria Papageorgopoulou, Sotirios Fouzas, Dimitrios Kardamakis, Ioannis Psallidas, Magda Spella, Georgios T Stathopoulos
The lungs are frequently affected by cancer metastasis. Although NRAS mutations have been associated with metastatic potential, their exact role in lung homing is incompletely understood. We cross-examined the genotype of various tumor cells with their ability for automatic pulmonary dissemination, modulated NRAS expression using RNA interference and NRAS overexpression, identified NRAS signaling partners by microarray, and validated them using Cxcr1- and Cxcr2-deficient mice. Mouse models of spontaneous lung metastasis revealed that mutant or overexpressed NRAS promotes lung colonization by regulating interleukin-8-related chemokine expression, thereby initiating interactions between tumor cells, the pulmonary vasculature, and myeloid cells...
March 24, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293788/tumor-cells-interact-with-red-blood-cells-via-galectin-4-a-short-report
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Reham Helwa, Anette Heller, Stian Knappskog, Andrea S Bauer
BACKGROUND: The ability of tumor cells to invade and metastasize is relevant to the process of cancer progression and, as such, it represents an obstacle to cancer cure. So far, limited information is available on interactions between circulating tumor cells and blood cells. It is well-documented that galectin-4 is upregulated in many types of tumor cells and is involved in metastasis. Here, we address the hypothesis that tumor cells may interact with red blood cells (RBCs) via galectin-4...
March 14, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282455/dynamic-biochemical-tissue-analysis-detects-functional-l-selectin-ligands-on-colon-cancer-tissues
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Grady E Carlson, Eric W Martin, Venktesh S Shirure, Ramiro Malgor, Vicente A Resto, Douglas J Goetz, Monica M Burdick
A growing body of evidence suggests that L-selectin ligands presented on circulating tumor cells facilitate metastasis by binding L-selectin presented on leukocytes. Commonly used methods for detecting L-selectin ligands on tissues, e.g., immunostaining, are performed under static, no-flow conditions. However, such analysis does not assay for functional L-selectin ligands, specifically those ligands that promote adhesion under shear flow conditions. Recently our lab developed a method, termed dynamic biochemical tissue analysis (DBTA), to detect functional selectin ligands in situ by probing tissues with L-selectin-coated microspheres under hemodynamic flow conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278128/cancer-metastasis-tricks-of-the-trade
#14
REVIEW
Rabia Zeeshan, Zeeshan Mutahir
Decades of cancer research have unraveled genetic, epigenetic and molecular pathways leading to plausible therapeutic targets; many of which hold great promise in improving clinical outcomes. Metastatic tumors become evident early on and are one of the major causes of cancer-related fatalities worldwide. This review depicts the sequential events of cancer metastasis. Genetic and epigenetic heterogeneity influences local tumor cell invasion, intravasation, survival in circulation, extravasation and colonization to distant sites...
March 9, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229535/enrichment-and-viability-inhibition-of-circulating-tumor-cells-on-a-dual-acid-responsive-composite-nanofiber-film
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Wenqian Wang, Yaya Cheng, Yansheng Li, Hao Zhou, Li-Ping Xu, Yongqiang Wen, Liang Zhao, Xueji Zhang
The formation and metastatic colonization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are responsible for the vast majority of cancer-related deaths. Over the last decade, drug-delivery systems (DDSs) have rapidly developed with the emergence of nanotechnology; however, most reported tumor-targeting DDSs are able to deliver drugs only to solid tumor cells and not CTCs. Herein, a novel DDS comprising a composite nanofiber film was constructed to inhibit the viability of CTCs. In this system, gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) were functionalized with doxorubicin (DOX) through an acid-responsive cleavable linker to obtain Au-DOX NPs...
February 23, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214514/detecting-circulating-tumor-dna-in-renal-cancer-an-open-challenge
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Claudia Corrò, Tomas Hejhal, Cédric Poyet, Tullio Sulser, Thomas Hermanns, Thomas Winder, Gerald Prager, Peter J Wild, Ian Frew, Holger Moch, Markus Rechsteiner
BACKGROUND: Detection of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in blood of cancer patients is regarded as an important step towards personalized medicine and treatment monitoring. In the present study, we investigated the clinical applicability of ctDNA as liquid biopsy in renal cancer. METHODS: ctDNA in serum and plasma samples derived from ccRCC and colon cancer patients as well as ctDNA isolated from RCC xenografts with known VHL mutation status was investigated using next generation sequencing (NGS)...
February 22, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187169/prognostic-value-of-circulating-tumor-dna-in-patients-with-colon-cancer-systematic-review
#17
Gaowei Fan, Kuo Zhang, Xin Yang, Jiansheng Ding, Zujian Wang, Jinming Li
The application of circulating tumor DNA(ctDNA) represents a non-invasive method for tumor detection. Its prognostic significance in patients with colorectal cancer is controversial. We performed a systematic review of data from published studies to assess the prognostic values of ctDNA in patients with colorectal cancer. We searched Medline, Embase, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases to identify eligible studies reporting disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) stratified by ctDNA prior to December 6, 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168393/enhanced-colorectal-cancer-metastases-in-the-alcohol-injured-liver
#18
Ashley M Mohr, John J Gould, Jacy L Kubik, Geoffrey A Talmon, Carol A Casey, Peter Thomas, Dean J Tuma, Benita L McVicker
Metastatic liver disease is a major cause of mortality in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Alcohol consumption is a noted risk factor for secondary cancers yet the role of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) in colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is not defined. This work evaluated tumor cell colonization in the alcoholic host liver using a novel preclinical model of human CRC liver metastases. Immunocompromised Rag1-deficient mice were fed either ethanol (E) or isocaloric control (C) diets for 4 weeks prior to intrasplenic injection of LS174T human CRC cells...
February 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086834/detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-with-ck20-rt-pcr-is-an-independent-negative-prognostic-marker-in-colon-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study
#19
Sebastian Hinz, Alexander Hendricks, Amke Wittig, Clemens Schafmayer, Jürgen Tepel, Holger Kalthoff, Thomas Becker, Christian Röder
BACKGROUND: Detection of circulating (CTC) or disseminated tumor cells (DTC) has been associated with negative prognosis and outcome in patients with colorectal cancer, though testing for these cells is not yet part of clinical routine. There are several different methodological approaches to detect tumor cells but standardized detection assays are not implemented so far. METHODS: In this prospective monocentric study 299 patients with colon cancer were included...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075552/nanoparticles-coated-with-neutrophil-membranes-can-effectively-treat-cancer-metastasis
#20
Ting Kang, Qianqian Zhu, Dan Wei, Jingxian Feng, Jianhui Yao, Tianze Jiang, Qingxiang Song, Xunbin Wei, Hongzhuan Chen, Xiaoling Gao, Jun Chen
The dissemination, seeding, and colonization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) serve as the root of distant metastasis. As a key step in the early stage of metastasis formation, colonization of CTCs in the (pre-)metastatic niche appears to be a valuable target. Evidence showed that inflammatory neutrophils possess both a CTC- and niche-targeting property by the intrinsic cell adhesion molecules on neutrophils. Inspired by this mechanism, we developed a nanosize neutrophil-mimicking drug delivery system (NM-NP) by coating neutrophils membranes on the surface of poly(latic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (NPs)...
February 28, 2017: ACS Nano
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