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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529141/z-505-hydrochloride-an-orally-active-ghrelin-agonist-attenuates-the-progression-of-cancer-cachexia-via-anabolic-hormones-in-colon-26-tumor-bearing-mice
#1
Makoto Yoshimura, Yoshihiro Shiomi, Yuta Ohira, Mineo Takei, Takao Tanaka
Cancer cachexia is a progressive wasting syndrome characterized by anorexia and weight loss, specifically muscle wasting and fat depletion. There is no therapeutic agent for treatment of this syndrome. We investigated the anti-cachexia effects of Z-505 hydrochloride (Z-505), a new oral growth hormone secretagogue receptor 1a (GHSR1a) agonist, using a mouse model of cancer cachexia. We performed a calcium flux assay in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-K1) cells stably expressing human GHSR1a to quantify the agonistic activity of Z-505...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521303/emt-circulating-tumor-cells-detected-by-cell-surface-vimentin-are-associated-with-prostate-cancer-progression
#2
Arun Satelli, Izhar Batth, Zachary Brownlee, Abhishek Mitra, Shouhao Zhou, Hyangsoon Noh, Christina R Rojas, Heming Li, Qing H Meng, Shulin Li
Recent advances in the field of circulating tumor cells (CTC) have shown promise in this liquid biopsy-based prognosis of patient outcome. However, not all of the circulating cells are tumor cells, as evidenced by a lack of tumor-specific markers. The current FDA standard for capturing CTCs (CellSearch) relies on an epithelial marker and cells captured via CellSearch cannot be considered to have undergone EMT. Therefore, it is difficult to ascertain the presence and relevance of any mesenchymal or EMT-like CTCs...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509310/circulating-tumor-cells-in-different-stages-of-colorectal-cancer
#3
Petra Eliasova, Michael Pinkas, Katarina Kolostova, Robert Gurlich, Vladimir Bobek
INTRODUCTION: Liquid biopsies are noninvasive tests using blood or body fluids to detect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) or the products of tumor cells, such as fragments of nucleic acids or proteins that are shed into biological fluids from primary tumor or its metastates. The analysis of published clinical studies provides coherent evidence that the presence of CTCs detected in peripheral blood is a strong prognostic factor in patients with colorectal carcinoma (CRC). The aim of the study was to implement size-based separation protocol of CTCs in CRC patients...
2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500171/platelet-microparticles-infiltrating-solid-tumors-transfer-mirnas-that-suppress-tumor-growth
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James V Michael, Jeremy G T Wurtzel, Guang Fen Mao, A Koneti Rao, Mikhail A Kolpakov, Abdelkarim Sabri, Nicholas E Hoffman, Sudarsan Rajan, Dhanendra Tomar, Muniswamy Madesh, Marvin T Nieman, Johnny Yu, Leonard C Edelstein, Jesse W Rowley, Andrew S Weyrich, Lawrence E Goldfinger
Platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs) are associated with enhancement of metastasis and poor cancer outcomes. Circulating PMPs transfer platelet microRNAs (miRNAs) to vascular cells. Solid tumor vasculature is highly permeable, allowing the possibility of PMP-tumor cell interaction. Here we show that PMPs infiltrate solid tumors in humans and mice and transfer platelet-derived RNA, including miRNAs, to tumor cells in vivo and in vitro, resulting in tumor cell apoptosis. MiR-24 was a major species in this transfer...
May 12, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451061/abnormal-dna-methylation-as-a-cell-free-circulating-dna-biomarker-for-colorectal-cancer-detection-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Michail Galanopoulos, Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Maria Tolia, Maria Gazouli, Gerassimos J Mantzaris
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most prevalent malignancies in the world. CRC-associated morbidity and mortality is continuously increasing, in part due to a lack of early detection. The existing screening tools such as colonoscopy, are invasive and yet high cost, affecting the willingness of patients to participate in screening programs. In recent years, evidence is accumulating that the interaction of aberrant genetic and epigenetic modifications is the cornerstone for the CRC development and progression by alternating the function of tumor suppressor genes, DNA repair genes and oncogenes of colonic cells...
April 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448269/circulating-cell-free-micrornas-as-clinical-cancer-biomarkers
#6
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/28446206/cooperation-of-neurotrophin-receptor-trkb-and-her2-in-breast-cancer-cells-facilitates-brain-metastases
#7
Cecilia Choy, Khairul I Ansari, Josh Neman, Sarah Hsu, Matthew J Duenas, Hubert Li, Nagarajan Vaidehi, Rahul Jandial
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary breast cancer that is positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2+) have a high risk of developing metastases in the brain. Despite gains with systemic control of Her2+ disease using molecular therapies, brain metastases remain recalcitrant to therapeutic discovery. The clinical predilection of Her2+ breast cancer cells to colonize the brain likely relies on paracrine mechanisms. The neural niche poses unique selection pressures, and neoplastic cells that utilize the brain microenvironment may have a survival advantage...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445727/environmental-enrichment-induces-pericyte-and-iga-dependent-wound-repair-and-lifespan-extension-in-a-colon-tumor-model
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Benjamin D Bice, Megan R Stephens, Stephanie J Georges, Ashlee R Venancio, Peter C Bermant, Annika V Warncke, Kajsa E Affolter, Julio R Hidalgo, Melinda L Angus-Hill
Environmental enrichment (EE) replicates mind-body therapy by providing complex housing to laboratory animals to improve their activity levels, behavior, and social interactions. Using a Tcf4(Het/+)Apc(Min/+)-mediated model of colon tumorigenesis, we found that EE vastly improved the survival of tumor-bearing animals, with differential effect on tumor load in male compared to female animals. Analysis of Tcf4(Het/+)Apc(Min/+) males showed drastically reduced expression of circulating inflammatory cytokines and induced nuclear hormone receptor (NHR) signaling, both of which are common in the wound repair process...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445124/a-novel-triazolonaphthalimide-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-by-targeting-dna-and-dna-associated-processes
#9
Liyan Ji, Simin Yang, Shasha Li, Shan Liu, Shunan Tang, Zhongqiu Liu, Xiangbao Meng, Siwang Yu
DNA and DNA-associated processes have been classes of the most important targets of chemotherapeutic drugs. As classic DNA intercalators and topoisomerase inhibitors, naphthalimides have been extensively investigated as potential anti-cancer drugs. We recently synthesized a novel series of triazolonaphthalimides with excellent anti-cancer activities. In the present study, one of the most potent triazolonaphthalimides, LSS-11, was investigated. LSS-11 bound to DNA in vitro and in cell mainly by minor groove binding and significantly increased the stability of DNA, which could be fundamental for the biological activities of LSS-11...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427524/kallistatin-suppresses-cancer-development-by-multi-factorial-actions
#10
REVIEW
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
#11
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...
April 25, 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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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 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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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