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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935045/patient-derived-xenografts-of-gastrointestinal-cancers-are-susceptible-to-rapid-and-delayed-b-lymphoproliferation
#1
Sebastian M Dieter, Klara M Giessler, Mark Kriegsmann, Taronish D Dubash, Lino Möhrmann, Erik R Schulz, Christine Siegl, Sarah Weber, Hendrik Strakerjahn, Ava Oberlack, Ulrike Heger, Jianpeng Gao, Eva-Maria Hartinger, Felix Oppel, Christopher M Hoffmann, Nati Ha, Benedikt Brors, Felix Lasitschka, Alexis Ulrich, Oliver Strobel, Manfred Schmidt, Christof von Kalle, Martin Schneider, Wilko Weichert, K Roland Ehrenberg, Hanno Glimm, Claudia R Ball
Patient-derived cancer xenografts (PDX) are widely used to identify and evaluate novel therapeutic targets, and to test therapeutic approaches in preclinical mouse avatar trials. Despite their widespread use, potential caveats of PDX models remain considerably underappreciated. Here, we demonstrate that EBV-associated B-lymphoproliferations frequently develop following xenotransplantation of human colorectal and pancreatic carcinomas in highly immunodeficient NOD.Cg-Prkdc(scid) Il2rg(tm1Wjl) /SzJ (NSG) mice (18/47 and 4/37 mice, respectively), and in derived cell cultures in vitro...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929464/labeling-of-breast-cancer-patient-derived-xenografts-with-traceable-reporters-for-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-studies
#2
Colton Hanna, Letty Kwok, Jessica Finlay-Schultz, Carol A Sartorius, Diana M Cittelly
The use of preclinical models to study tumor biology and response to treatment is central to cancer research. Long-established human cell lines, and many transgenic mouse models, often fail to recapitulate the key aspects of human malignancies. Thus, alternative models that better represent the heterogeneity of patients' tumors and their metastases are being developed. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models in which surgically resected tumor samples are engrafted into immunocompromised mice have become an attractive alternative as they can be transplanted through multiple generations,and more efficiently reflect tumor heterogeneity than xenografts derived from human cancer cell lines...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923843/therapeutic-activity-of-anti-axl-antibody-against-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patient-derived-xenografts-and-metastasis
#3
Wilhem Leconet, Myriam Chentouf, Stanislas Du Manoir, Clément Chevalier, Audrey Sirevnt, Imade Aït-Arsa, Muriel Busson, Marta Jarlier, Nina Radosevic-Robin, Charles G Theillet, Dany Chalbos, Jean-Max Pasquet, André Pèlegrin, Christel Larbouret, Bruno Robert
PURPOSE: AXL receptor tyrosine kinase has been described as a relevant molecular marker and a key player in invasiveness, especially in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We evaluate the anti-tumor efficacy of the anti-AXL monoclonal antibody 20G7-D9 in several TNBC cell xenografts or patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models and decipher the underlying mechanisms. In a dataset of 254 basal-like breast cancer samples, genes correlated with AXL expression are enriched in EMT, migration and invasion signaling pathways...
December 6, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917934/c-met-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#4
Ha-Jeong Kim, Aera Yoon, Ji-Yoon Ryu, Young-Jae Cho, Jung-Joo Choi, Sang Yong Song, Heejin Bang, Ji Soo Lee, William Chi Cho, Chel Hun Choi, Jeong-Won Lee, Byoung-Gie Kim, Duk-Soo Bae
In this study, we investigated the therapeutic effects of c-MET inhibition in ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). Expression levels of c-MET in the epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs) and normal ovarian tissues were evaluated using real-time PCR. To test the effects of c-MET inhibitors in OCCC cell lines, we performed MTT and apoptosis assays. We used Western blots to evaluate the expression of c-MET and its down-stream pathway. In vivo experiments were performed to test the effects of c-MET inhibitor on tumor growth in orthotopic mouse xenografts of OCCC cell line RMG1 and a patient-derived tumor xenograft (PDX) model of OCCC...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916475/effects-of-polydextrose-with-breakfast-or-with-a-midmorning-preload-on-food-intake-and-other-appetite-related-parameters-in-healthy-normal-weight-and-overweight-females-an-acute-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-and-crossover-study
#5
Alvin Ibarra, Kaisa Olli, Wilrike Pasman, Henk Hendriks, Esa Alhoniemi, Ghulam Shere Raza, Karl-Heinz Herzig, Kirsti Tiihonen
Polydextrose (PDX) reduces subsequent energy intake (EI) when administered at midmorning in single-blind trials of primarily normal-weight men. However, it is unclear if this effect also occurs when PDX is given at breakfast time. Furthermore, for ecological validity, it is desirable to study a female population, including those at risk for obesity. We studied the effects of PDX, served as part of a breakfast or midmorning preload, on subsequent EI and other appetite-related parameters in healthy normal-weight and overweight females...
December 1, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910550/measurement-of-neutral-gas-pressure-in-the-d-module-of-gamma-10-pdx-by-using-asdex-type-fast-ionization-gauge
#6
K Ichimura, M Fukumoto, M M Islam, M S Islam, K Shimizu, K Fukui, M Ohuchi, K Nojiri, A Terakado, M Yoshikawa, N Ezumi, M Sakamoto, Y Nakashima
In the divertor simulation experiments in the GAMMA 10/PDX tandem mirror, pressure of the neutral gas was investigated by using a fast ionization gauge. The gauge was absolutely calibrated for hydrogen gas by using a capacitance manometer. Change of the gauge sensitivity due to the magnetic field of GAMMA 10/PDX was also evaluated. The typical gas pressure measured in detached plasma experiments was 0.1-10 Pa. The degree of plasma detachment determined from the reduction of heat flux was enhanced as the gas pressure increases...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910509/high-time-resolved-electron-temperature-measurements-by-using-the-multi-pass-thomson-scattering-system-in-gamma-10-pdx
#7
Masayuki Yoshikawa, Ryo Yasuhara, Koichi Ohta, Masayuki Chikatsu, Yoriko Shima, Junko Kohagura, Mizuki Sakamoto, Yousuke Nakashima, Tsuyoshi Imai, Makoto Ichimura, Ichihiro Yamada, Hisamichi Funaba, Takashi Minami
High time resolved electron temperature measurements are useful for fluctuation study. A multi-pass Thomson scattering (MPTS) system is proposed for the improvement of both increasing the TS signal intensity and time resolution. The MPTS system in GAMMA 10/PDX has been constructed for enhancing the Thomson scattered signals for the improvement of measurement accuracy. The MPTS system has a polarization-based configuration with an image relaying system. We optimized the image relaying optics for improving the multi-pass laser confinement and obtaining the stable MPTS signals over ten passing TS signals...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910479/a-60-ghz-interferometer-with-a-local-oscillator-integrated-antenna-array-for-divertor-simulation-experiments-on-gamma-10-pdx
#8
J Kohagura, M Yoshikawa, X Wang, D Kuwahara, N Ito, Y Nagayama, Y Shima, K Nojiri, M Sakamoto, Y Nakashima, A Mase
In conventional multichannel/imaging microwave diagnostics of interferometry, reflectometry, and electron cyclotron emission measurements, a local oscillator (LO) signal is commonly supplied to a receiver array via irradiation using LO optics. In this work, we present a 60-GHz interferometer with a new eight-channel receiver array, called a local oscillator integrated antenna array (LIA). An outstanding feature of LIA is that it incorporates a frequency quadrupler integrated circuit for LO supply to each channel...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910340/analysis-method-for-thomson-scattering-diagnostics-in-gamma-10-pdx
#9
K Ohta, M Yoshikawa, R Yasuhara, M Chikatsu, Y Shima, J Kohagura, M Sakamoto, Y Nakasima, T Imai, M Ichimura, I Yamada, H Funaba, T Minami
We have developed an analysis method to improve the accuracies of electron temperature measurement by employing a fitting technique for the raw Thomson scattering (TS) signals. Least square fitting of the raw TS signals enabled reduction of the error in the electron temperature measurement. We applied the analysis method to a multi-pass (MP) TS system. Because the interval between the MPTS signals is very short, it is difficult to separately analyze each Thomson scattering signal intensity by using the raw signals...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902465/gene-and-microrna-modulation-upon-trabectedin-treatment-in-a-human-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-paired-patient-derived-xenograft-and-cell-line
#10
Caterina Peraldo Neia, Giuliana Cavalloni, Giovanna Chiorino, Paola Ostano, Massimo Aglietta, Francesco Leone
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is an aggressive and lethal malignancy with limited therapeutic options. Trabectedin has a high antitumor activity in preclinical models of biliary tract carcinoma (BTC), being a promising alternative treatment. Here, we studied the effect of trabectedin at transcriptomic level on an ICC patient derived xenograft (PDX) and on the derived cell line, MT-CHC01. Further, putative targets of trabectedin were explored in the in vitro model. In vitro, trabectedin inhibited genes involved in protein modification, neurogenesis, migration, and motility; it induced the expression of genes involved in keratinization, tissues development, and apoptotic processes...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889645/suppression-of-tumor-growth-and-muscle-wasting-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-pancreatic-cancer-by-the-novel-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-ar-42
#11
Sally E Henderson, Li-Yun Ding, Xiaokui Mo, Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Samuel K Kulp, Ching-Shih Chen, Po-Hsien Huang
PURPOSE: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. This study was aimed at evaluating the efficacy of AR-42 (formerly OSU-HDAC42), a novel histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor currently in clinical trials, in suppressing tumor growth and/or cancer-induced muscle wasting in murine models of PDAC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The in vitro antiproliferative activity of AR-42 was evaluated in six human pancreatic cancer cell lines (AsPC-1, COLO-357, PANC-1, MiaPaCa-2, BxPC-3, SW1990)...
November 24, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888804/niclosamide-and-its-analogs-are-potent-inhibitors-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-mtor-and-stat3-signaling-in-ovarian-cancer
#12
Rebecca C Arend, Angelina I Londoño-Joshi, Abhishek Gangrade, Ashwini A Katre, Chandrika Kurpad, Yonghe Li, Rajeev S Samant, Pui-Kai Li, Charles N Landen, Eddy S Yang, Bertha Hidalgo, Ronald D Alvarez, J Michael Straughn, Andres Forero, Donald J Buchsbaum
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer mortality worldwide. Platinum-based therapy is the standard first line treatment and while most patients initially respond, resistance to chemotherapy usually arises. Major signaling pathways frequently upregulated in chemoresistant cells and important in the maintenance of cancer stem cells (CSCs) include Wnt/β-catenin, mTOR, and STAT3. The major objective of our study was to investigate the treatment of ovarian cancer with targeted agents that inhibit these three pathways...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880910/cdk12-inhibition-reverses-de-novo-and-acquired-parp-inhibitor-resistance-in-brca-wild-type-and-mutated-models-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Shawn F Johnson, Cristina Cruz, Ann Katrin Greifenberg, Sofia Dust, Daniel G Stover, David Chi, Benjamin Primack, Shiliang Cao, Andrea J Bernhardy, Rhiannon Coulson, Jean-Bernard Lazaro, Bose Kochupurakkal, Heather Sun, Christine Unitt, Lisa A Moreau, Kristopher A Sarosiek, Maurizio Scaltriti, Dejan Juric, José Baselga, Andrea L Richardson, Scott J Rodig, Alan D D'Andrea, Judith Balmaña, Neil Johnson, Matthias Geyer, Violeta Serra, Elgene Lim, Geoffrey I Shapiro
Although poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors are active in homologous recombination (HR)-deficient cancers, their utility is limited by acquired resistance after restoration of HR. Here, we report that dinaciclib, an inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) 1, 2, 5, and 9, additionally has potent activity against CDK12, a transcriptional regulator of HR. In BRCA-mutated triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells and patient-derived xenografts (PDXs), dinaciclib ablates restored HR and reverses PARP inhibitor resistance...
November 22, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835884/combination-of-cox-2-expression-and-pik3ca-mutation-as-prognostic-and-predictive-markers-for-celecoxib-treatment-in-breast-cancer
#14
Sandrine Tury, Véronique Becette, Franck Assayag, Sophie Vacher, Camille Benoist, Maud Kamal, Elisabetta Marangoni, Ivan Bièche, Florence Lerebours, Céline Callens
COX-2 expression level and prognostic value are still a matter of debate in breast cancer (BC). We addressed these points in the context of PIK3CA mutational status. Based on an interesting study of aspirin efficacy in colorectal cancer, we hypothesized that celecoxib antitumoral activity may be restricted to PIK3CA mutated BC.COX-2 mRNA expression was analyzed in 446 BC samples and in 61 BC patient-derived xenografts (PDX) using quantitative RT-PCR. The prognostic impact of COX-2 expression level was assessed independently and according to PIK3CA mutational status in our cohort and in a validation set of 817 BC...
November 8, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823983/genomic-profiling-is-predictive-of-response-to-cisplatin-treatment-but-not-to-pi3k-inhibition-in-bladder-cancer-patient-derived-xenografts
#15
Lei Wei, Sreenivasulu Chintala, Eric Ciamporcero, Swathi Ramakrishnan, May Elbanna, Jianmin Wang, Qiang Hu, Sean T Glenn, Mitsuko Murakami, Lu Liu, Eduardo Cortes Gomez, Yuchen Sun, Jacob Conroy, Kiersten Marie Miles, Kullappan Malathi, Sudha Ramaiah, Anand Anbarasu, Anna Woloszynska-Read, Candace S Johnson, Jeffrey Conroy, Song Liu, Carl D Morrison, Roberto Pili
PURPOSE: Effective systemic therapeutic options are limited for bladder cancer. In this preclinical study we tested whether bladder cancer gene alterations may be predictive of treatment response. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We performed genomic profiling of two bladder cancer patient derived tumor xenografts (PDX). We optimized the exome sequence analysis method to overcome the mouse genome interference. RESULTS: We identified a number of somatic mutations, mostly shared by the primary tumors and PDX...
November 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809830/the-ethyl-acetate-fraction-of-corn-silk-exhibits-dual-antioxidant-and-anti-glycation-activities-and-protects-insulin-secreting-cells-from-glucotoxicity
#16
Chia-Chuan Chang, Wei Yuan, Hsiao-Yuh Roan, Jia-Ling Chang, Hsiu-Chen Huang, Yu-Ching Lee, Huey Jen Tsay, Hui-Kang Liu
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to develop a Stigmata Maydis (corn silk) fraction with dual bio-activities against oxidative stress and protein glycation to protect β-cells from diabetes-induced failure. METHODS: Corn silk fractions were prepared by partition and chemically characterised by thin-layer chromatography. Free radical scavenging assay, glycation assay, and cell-based viability test (neutral red) were employed to decide the best fraction. Cell death analysis was executed by annexin V/ Propidium iodide staining...
November 3, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808504/a-comparative-analysis-on-the-effector-role-of-redox-partner-binding-in-bacterial-p450s
#17
Dipanwita Batabyal, Ariel Lewis-Ballester, Syun-Ru Yeh, Thomas L Poulos
The camphor monooxygenase, cytochrome P450cam, exhibits a strict requirement for its own redox partner, putidaredoxin (Pdx), a two iron-sulfur ferredoxin. The closest homolog to P450cam is CYP101D1 which is structurally very similar, uses a similar redox partner, and exhibits nearly identical enzymatic properties in the monooxygenation of camphor to give the same single 5-exo-hydroxy camphor product. However, CYP101D1 does not strictly require its own ferredoxin (Arx) for activity since Pdx can support CYP101D1 catalysis but Arx cannot support P450cam catalysis...
November 3, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802600/comparison-of-regulation-mechanisms-of-five-mulberry-ingredients-on-insulin-secretion-under-oxidative-stress
#18
Yun-Chong Zheng, Hao He, Xing Wei, Sheng Ge, Yan-Hua Lu
The effects of mulberry ingredients including 1-deoxynojrimycin (DNJ), resveratrol (RES), oxyresveratrol (OXY), cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G), and cyanidin-3-rutinoside (C3R) on insulin secretion under oxidative stress were investigated. The results revealed that they had distinct effects on insulin secretion in H2O2-induced MIN 6 cells, especially DNJ, C3G and C3R, While RES and OXY showed modest effects in low dose (12.5μM). The mechanisms were demonstrated in signal pathway that after treatment with DNJ, C3G and C3R, the expressions of glucokinase (GK) were up-regulated, leading to intracellular ATP accumulation and insulin secretion...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800648/treatment-with-a-novel-agent-combining-docosahexaenoate-and-metformin-increases-protectin-dx-and-il-6-production-in-skeletal-muscle-and-reduces-insulin-resistance-in-obese-diabetic-db-db-mice
#19
Patricia L Mitchell, Renato Nachbar, Dominic Lachance, Philippe St-Pierre, Jocelyn Trottier, Olivier Barbier, André Marette
AIMS: To compare the therapeutic potential of TP-113, a unique molecular entity linking DHA with metformin, for alleviating insulin resistance in obese diabetic mice through the PDX/IL-6 pathway. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We utilized the generically obese diabetic db/db mouse model for all experiments. Initial studies investigated both a dose and time course response. These results were then utilized to design a long term (5wk) treatment protocol. Mice were gavaged twice a day with one of three treatments: 200 mg/kg BW TP113, and equivqlent dose of metformin alone (70 mg/kg BW) or water...
November 1, 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799065/a-case-study-of-an-integrative-genomic-and-experimental-therapeutic-approach-for-rare-tumors-identification-of-vulnerabilities-in-a-pediatric-poorly-differentiated-carcinoma
#20
Filemon S Dela Cruz, Daniel Diolaiti, Andrew T Turk, Allison R Rainey, Alberto Ambesi-Impiombato, Stuart J Andrews, Mahesh M Mansukhani, Peter L Nagy, Mariano J Alvarez, Andrea Califano, Farhad Forouhar, Beata Modzelewski, Chelsey M Mitchell, Darrell J Yamashiro, Lianna J Marks, Julia L Glade Bender, Andrew L Kung
BACKGROUND: Precision medicine approaches are ideally suited for rare tumors where comprehensive characterization may have diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic value. We describe the clinical case and molecular characterization of an adolescent with metastatic poorly differentiated carcinoma (PDC). Given the rarity and poor prognosis associated with PDC in children, we utilized genomic analysis and preclinical models to validate oncogenic drivers and identify molecular vulnerabilities...
October 31, 2016: Genome Medicine
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