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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921403/prognostic-significance-of-regulatory-t-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ai-Bin Zhang, Yi-Gang Qian, Shu-Sen Zheng
We investigated the prognostic role of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Relevant evidence regarding prognostic significance of Tregs was systematically searched in MEDLINE and Embase databases. A meta-analysis was performed to compare survival in patients with high or low Tregs level (either in peripheral blood or tumor). Eighteen studies were identified that fulfilled for the eligibility criteria and were included for data synthesis. Our pooled hazard ratios (HRs) demonstrated that increased Tregs intratumoral accumulation was significantly associated with worse overall survival (HR=2...
2016: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921229/an-extracellular-proteasome-releases-endostatin-from-human-collagen-xviii
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Maria L V Reiss-Pistilli, Detlef Schuppan, Madalena M S Barroso, Iranaia Assunção-Miranda, Shirley Farias, Letícia Lery, Michael Bauer, Luiz Juliano, Maria A Juliano, Tatiana Coelho-Sampaio
Endostatin is a potent anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor protein capable of regressing tumors without inducing acquired resistance. Since it is a fragment of the parental molecule, collagen XVIII, its endogenous production depends on the activity of a specific proteolytic enzyme. While such an enzyme has been described in mice, a human counterpart has not been identified so far. Here, we searched for this enzyme by using a fluorescence resonance energy transfer peptide containing the cleavage site of human collagen XVIII...
December 5, 2016: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919963/expression-levels-of-piwi-interacting-rna-pir-823-are-deregulated-in-tumor-tissue-blood-serum-and-urine-of-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Robert Iliev, Michal Fedorko, Tana Machackova, Hana Mlcochova, Marek Svoboda, Dalibor Pacik, Jan Dolezel, Michal Stanik, Ondrej Slaby
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common neoplasm of adult kidney accounting for about 3% of adult malignancies. P-Element induced wimpy testis (PIWI)-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are a new class of naturally occurring, short non-coding RNAs involved in silencing of transposable elements and in sequence-specific chromatin modifications. There were preliminary data published indicating that piR-823 expression is deregulated in circulating tumor cells and tumor tissue in gastric and kidney cancer, respectively...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916908/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-status-in-circulating-tumor-cells-as-a-predictive-biomarker-of-sensitivity-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-docetaxel-chemotherapy
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Takatsugu Okegawa, Naoshi Itaya, Hidehiko Hara, Mitsuhiro Tambo, Kikuo Nutahara
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) can be used to predict survival in a population of bone-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients treated with docetaxel chemotherapy. METHODS: All patients with mCRPC who had experienced treatment failure with androgen-deprivation therapy and had received docetaxel chemotherapy were eligible. CTCs and EGFR expression in CTCs were enumerated with the CellSearch System in whole blood...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916435/analytical-validation-of-androgen-receptor-splice-variant-7-detection-in-a-clinical-laboratory-improvement-amendments-clia-laboratory-setting
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Parvez M Lokhandwala, Stacy L Riel, Lisa Haley, Changxue Lu, Yan Chen, John Silberstein, Yezi Zhu, Gang Zheng, Ming-Tseh Lin, Christopher D Gocke, Alan W Partin, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Jun Luo, James R Eshleman
Patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) often are treated with drugs that target the androgen receptor (AR) ligand-binding domain. Constitutively active AR splice variant 7 (AR-V7) lacks the ligand-binding domain and, if detected in circulating tumor cells, may be associated with resistance to these agents. We validated an AR-V7 assay in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified laboratory. Circulating tumor cells were isolated, and mRNA was reverse-transcribed into cDNA...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914267/intein-mediated-site-specific-synthesis-of-tumor-targeting-protein-delivery-system-turning-peg-dilemma-into-prodrug-like-feature
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Yingzhi Chen, Meng Zhang, Hongyue Jin, Yisi Tang, Huiyuan Wang, Qin Xu, Yaping Li, Feng Li, Yongzhuo Huang
Poor tumor-targeted and cytoplasmic delivery is a bottleneck for protein toxin-based cancer therapy. Ideally, a protein toxin drug should remain stealthy in circulation for prolonged half-life and reduced side toxicity, but turn activated at tumor. PEGylation is a solution to achieve the first goal, but creates a hurdle for the second because PEG rejects interaction between the drugs and tumor cells therein. Such PEG dilemma is an unsolved problem in protein delivery. Herein proposed is a concept of turning PEG dilemma into prodrug-like feature...
November 27, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910990/a-ph-responsive-sequential-disassembly-nanohybrid-for-mitochondrial-targeting
#7
Lijia Li, Wei Sun, Lian Li, Yuanyuan Liu, Lei Wu, Fengling Wang, Zhou Zhou, Zhirong Zhang, Yuan Huang
Cationic materials have been reported as promising tools for targeting to mitochondria which are the "power houses" and "metabolic garbage keepers" of cells. However, their positive nature also restricts their in vivo application due to the quick clearance. Herein, we fabricated a nanohybrid consisting of the pH-responsive N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) co-polymer (R-P) shells and positive mesoporous silica nanoparticle cores via electrostatic interaction. The anticancer drug, docetaxel (DTX), was encapsulated in the positive MSN cores (MSN-DTX)...
December 2, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910713/sn-38-loading-capacity-of-hydrophobic-polymer-blend-nanoparticles-formulation-optimization-and-efficacy-evaluation
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Simona Dimchevska, Nikola Geskovski, Gjorgji Petruševski, Marina Chacorovska, Riste Popeski-Dimovski, Sonja Ugarkovic, Katerina Goracinova
One of the most important problems in nanoencapsulation of extremely hydrophobic drugs is poor drug loading due to rapid drug crystallization outside the polymer core. The effort to use nanoprecipitation, as a simple one-step procedure with good reproducibility and FDA approved polymers like Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) and Polycaprolactone (PCL), will only potentiate this issue. Considering that drug loading is one of the key defining characteristics, in this study we attempted to examine whether the nanoparticle core composed of two hydrophobic polymers will provide increased drug loading for 7-Ethyl-10-hydroxy-camptothecin (SN-38), relative to nanoparticles prepared using individual polymers...
December 2, 2016: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909824/usefulness-of-ctc-and-dtc-bm-detection-for-adjuvant-therapy-effects-and-prognosis-prediction-in-early-breast-carcinoma-results-of-8-11-years-of-follow-up-evaluation
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Hiroshi Takeyama, T Shimada, S Kinoshita, K Uchida
BACKGROUND: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) reportedly have been detected in the peripheral blood of more than 50% of breast carcinoma cases with distant metastases. Moreover, the survival period is shorter for patients who had more than five CTCs after a single chemotherapy treatment. However, a few data show the relationships between CTCs and expressions of disseminated tumor cells in the bone marrow (DTCs-BM), including treatment effects and prognoses in early breast carcinomas. METHODS: In this study, CTCs and DTC-BMs were measured by the CellSearch System for 20 patients with stages 1-3 carcinomas, who were followed for 8-11 years...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909467/invasive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-scalp-and-calvarium-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Jennifer Stark, Silvio Podda, Karen Szymanski
Objective: The correlation between immunosuppression-associated skin cancer and lymphoma has been well established. This includes squamous cell carcinoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. When a lesion requires excision, reconstruction can be challenging based on the depth and size of the tumor. We present a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp that extended through the calvarium to the dura mater. His tumors were badly neglected for a long period of time and presented at an advanced stage...
2016: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906860/liquid-biopsy-for-early-detection-of-lung-cancer
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Paul Hofman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The possibility of complete recovery for a lung cancer patient depends on very early diagnosis, as it allows total surgical resection. Screening for this cancer in a high-risk population can be performed using a radiological approach, but this holds a certain number of limitations. Liquid biopsy could become an alternative and complementary screening approach to chest imaging for early diagnosis of lung cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Several circulating biomarkers indicative of lung cancer can be investigated in blood, such as circulating tumor cells, circulating free nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) and proteins...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903834/saliva-diagnostics-current-views-and-directions
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Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz, Carmen Martin Carreras-Presas, Katri Aro, Michael Tu, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, David Tw Wong
In this review, we provide an update on the current and future applications of saliva for diagnostic purposes. There are many advantages of using saliva as a biofluid. Its collection is fast, easy, inexpensive, and non-invasive. In addition, saliva, as a "mirror of the body," can reflect the physiological and pathological state of the body. Therefore, it serves as a diagnostic and monitoring tool in many fields of science such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacotherapy. Introduced in 2008, the term "Salivaomics" aimed to highlight the rapid development of knowledge about various "omics" constituents of saliva, including: proteome, transcriptome, micro-RNA, metabolome, and microbiome...
November 29, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903155/obesity-and-cancer-mechanisms-tumor-microenvironment-and-inflammation
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Neil M Iyengar, Ayca Gucalp, Andrew J Dannenberg, Clifford A Hudis
Purpose There is growing evidence that inflammation is a central and reversible mechanism through which obesity promotes cancer risk and progression. Methods We review recent findings regarding obesity-associated alterations in the microenvironment and the local and systemic mechanisms through which these changes support tumor growth. Results Locally, hyperadiposity is associated with altered adipose tissue function, adipocyte death, and chronic low-grade inflammation. Most individuals who are obese harbor inflamed adipose tissue, which resembles chronically injured tissue, with immune cell infiltration and remodeling...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902486/ed-b-fibronectin-expression-is-a-marker-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-translational-oncology
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Iacopo Petrini, Serena Barachini, Vittoria Carnicelli, Sara Galimberti, Letizia Modeo, Roberto Boni, Martina Sollini, Paola Anna Erba
Fibronectin is a component of the extracellular matrix that links collagen fibers to integrins on the cell's surface. The splicing isoforms, containing the ED-B domain, are not expressed in adult tissues but only in tumor stroma or during embryonic development. Fibroblasts and endothelial cells express ED-B fibronectin during angiogenesis. Also cancer cells can synthetize ED-B fibronectin, but its function in tumor growth needs to be further elucidated.We evaluated the expression of ED-B fibronectin in prostate cancer cell lines: PC3 and DU145...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900377/microfluidic-technologies-in-cell-isolation-and-analysis-for-biomedical-applications
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Jing Wu, Qiushui Chen, Jin-Ming Lin
Efficient platforms for cell isolation and analysis play an important role in applied and fundamental biomedical studies. As cells commonly have a size of around 10 microns, conventional handling approaches at a large scale are still challenged in precise control and efficient recognition of cells for further performance of isolation and analysis. Microfluidic technologies have become more prominent in highly efficient cell isolation for circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detection, single-cell analysis and stem cell separation, since microfabricated devices allow for the spatial and temporal control of complex biochemistries and geometries by matching cell morphology and hydrodynamic traps in a fluidic network, as well as enabling specific recognition with functional biomolecules in the microchannels...
November 30, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897359/profiling-functional-and-biochemical-phenotypes-of-circulating-tumor-cells-using-a-two-dimensional-sorting-device
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Mahla Poudineh, Mahmoud Labib, Sharif Ahmed, L N Matthew Nguyen, Leyla Kermanshah, Reza M Mohamadi, Edward H Sargent, Shana O Kelley
During cancer progression, tumors shed circulating tumor cells (CTCs) into the bloodstream. CTCs that originate from the same primary tumor can have heterogeneous phenotypes and, while some CTCs possess benign properties, others have high metastatic potential. Deconstructing the heterogeneity of CTCs is challenging and new methods are needed that can sort small numbers of cancer cells according to their phenotypic properties. Here we describe a new microfluidic approach that profiles, along two independent phenotypic axes, the behavior of heterogeneous cell subpopulations...
November 29, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895763/small-cell-lung-cancer-transformation-and-the-t790m-mutation-a-case-report-of-two-acquired-mechanisms-of-tki-resistance-detected-in-a-tumor-rebiopsy-and-plasma-sample-of-egfr-mutant-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Greta Alì, Rossella Bruno, Mirella Giordano, Irene Prediletto, Letizia Marconi, Simonetta Zupo, Franco Fedeli, Alessandro Ribechini, Antonio Chella, Gabriella Fontanini
The present study describes the case of a 45-year-old man diagnosed with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma, which harbored a deletion within exon 19 of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene. The patient was subsequently treated with gefitinib (250 mg/day orally from May 2013 to March 2014), but developed acquired resistance to the drug following 11 months of treatment. Tumor burden molecular analysis was performed on a tumor rebiopsy and plasma sample, and histological analysis was also performed on the tumor rebiopsy...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895501/a-fish-based-method-for-assessment-of-her-2-amplification-status-in-breast-cancer-circulating-tumor-cells-following-cellsearch-isolation
#18
Henrik Frithiof, Kristina Aaltonen, Lisa Rydén
INTRODUCTION: Amplification of the HER-2/neu (HER-2) proto-oncogene occurs in 10%-15% of primary breast cancer, leading to an activated HER-2 receptor, augmenting growth of cancer cells. Tumor classification is determined in primary tumor tissue and metastatic biopsies. However, malignant cells tend to alter their phenotype during disease progression. Circulating tumor cell (CTC) analysis may serve as an alternative to repeated biopsies. The Food and Drug Administration-approved CellSearch system allows determination of the HER-2 protein, but not of the HER-2 gene...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895398/dysregulation-of-innate-immunity-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients-who-fail-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy
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Angela C Baird, Dominic Mallon, Graham Radford-Smith, Julien Boyer, Thierry Piche, Susan L Prescott, Ian C Lawrance, Meri K Tulic
AIM: To study the innate immune function in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients who fail to respond to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy. METHODS: Effects of anti-TNF therapy, inflammation and medications on innate immune function were assessed by measuring peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) cytokine expression from 18 inflammatory bowel disease patients pre- and 3 mo post-anti-TNF therapy. Toll-like receptor (TLR) expression and cytokine production post TLR stimulation was assessed in UC "responders" (n = 12) and "non-responders" (n = 12) and compared to healthy controls (n = 12)...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893656/is-it-feasible-to-detect-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutations-in-circulating-tumor-cells-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Yafang Liu, Ze Xing, Ping Zhan, Hongbing Liu, Wei Ye, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song
BACKGROUND: The value of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in detecting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to investigate the diagnostic significance of CTCs with tumor tissues as the standard control. METHODS: A systematic literature search, including papers published until November 26, 2015, was performed using PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and the references of retrieved articles were screened...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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