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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913602/clonal-conversion-of-b-lymphoid-leukemia-reveals-cross-lineage-transfer-of-malignant-states
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Rajesh Somasundaram, Josefine Åhsberg, Kazuki Okuyama, Jonas Ungerbäck, Henrik Lilljebjörn, Thoas Fioretos, Tobias Strid, Mikael Sigvardsson
Even though leukemia is considered to be confined to one specific hematopoietic cell type, cases of acute leukemia of ambiguous lineage and patients relapsing in phenotypically altered disease suggest that a malignant state may be transferred between lineages. Because B-cell leukemia is associated with mutations in transcription factors of importance for stable preservation of lineage identity, we here investigated the potential lineage plasticity of leukemic cells. We report that primary pro-B leukemia cells from mice carrying heterozygous mutations in either or both the Pax5 and Ebf1 genes, commonly mutated in human leukemia, can be converted into T lineage leukemia cells...
December 2, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910892/dynamic-microenvironment-induces-phenotypic-plasticity-of-esophageal-cancer-cells-under-flow
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Gizem Calibasi Kocal, Sinan Güven, Kira Foygel, Aaron Goldman, Pu Chen, Shiladitya Sengupta, Ramasamy Paulmurugan, Yasemin Baskin, Utkan Demirci
Cancer microenvironment is a remarkably heterogeneous composition of cellular and non-cellular components, regulated by both external and intrinsic physical and chemical stimuli. Physical alterations driven by increased proliferation of neoplastic cells and angiogenesis in the cancer microenvironment result in the exposure of the cancer cells to elevated levels of flow-based shear stress. We developed a dynamic microfluidic cell culture platform utilizing eshopagael cancer cells as model cells to investigate the phenotypic changes of cancer cells upon exposure to fluid shear stress...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910800/routine-x-ray-of-the-chest-is-not-justified-in-staging-of-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
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Caroline Asirvatham Gjørup, Helle Westergren Hendel, Rita Kaae Pilegaard, Cecilie Balslev Willert, Lisbet Rosenkrantz Hölmich
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of cutaneous melanoma is increasing in Denmark and worldwide. However, the prevalence of distant metastases at the time of diagnosis has decreased to 1%. We therefore questioned the value of routine preoperative chest X-ray (CXR) for staging asymptomatic melanoma patients and hypothesised that routine CXR is not justified. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients undergoing wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy for cutaneous melanoma in the period from 2010 to 2014...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908767/should-we-routinely-analyze-reduction-mammaplasty-specimens
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Päivi A Merkkola-von Schantz, Tiina A Jahkola, Leena A Krogerus, Katja S Hukkinen, Susanna Mc Kauhanen
BACKGROUND: Reduction mammaplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Preoperative imaging and histopathology protocols vary among countries and institutions. We aimed to analyze the incidence of occult breast cancer and high-risk lesions in reduction mammaplasty specimens. We also analyzed whether patients with abnormal histopathology differed from the study population in terms of demographics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 918 women who underwent reduction mammaplasty from January 2007 to December 2011 were retrospectively reviewed for demographics, preoperative imaging, further preoperative examinations, pathology reports, and postoperative follow-up...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906189/distinct-outcomes-of-crl-nedd8-pathway-inhibition-reveal-cancer-cell-plasticity
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Anastasia V Rulina, Frédérique Mittler, Patricia Obeid, Sophie Gerbaud, Laurent Guyon, Eric Sulpice, Frédérique Kermarrec, Nicole Assard, Monika E Dolega, Xavier Gidrol, Maxim Y Balakirev
Inhibition of protein degradation by blocking Cullin-RING E3 ligases (CRLs) is a new approach in cancer therapy though of unknown risk because CRL inhibition may stabilize both oncoproteins and tumor suppressors. Probing CRLs in prostate cancer cells revealed a remarkable plasticity of cells with TMPRSS2-ERG translocation. CRL suppression by chemical inhibition or knockdown of RING component RBX1 led to reversible G0/G1 cell cycle arrest that prevented cell apoptosis. Conversely, complete blocking of CRLs at a higher inhibitor dose-induced cytotoxicity that was amplified by knockdown of CRL regulator Cand1...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904860/interventional-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Jianwei Zhu, Zhendong Jin
BACKGROUND: Palliative therapy and primarily chemoradiotherapy are the mainstream treatments in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer (PC). Conventional endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided interventional therapy has emerged as an important procedure for PC management. In this review, the progress in conventional endoscopy and EUS for PC management is discussed. SUMMARY: For local palliative therapy against PC, EUS-guided fine needle injection (FNI) could deliver different kinds of agents, such as radioactive seeds and fiducials...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904609/deciphering-biological-characteristics-of-tumorigenic-subpopulations-in-human-colorectal-cancer-reveals-cellular-plasticity
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Hamed Mirzaei, Hossein Salehi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Amir Avan, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Afshin Namdar, Abbas Rezaei, Hamid Reza Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: It is supposed that human colorectal cancer consists of a phenotypically distinct population of tumorigenic cancer cells known as cancer stem cells (CSCs) which play a pivotal role in cancer progression, maintenance, metastasis, and the relapse. The aim of this effort was to investigate and compare biological characterizations of CD133(+) with CD133(-) cell subsets isolated from both primary and metastatic human colorectal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using our optimized protocols, unfixed colorectal tumors were enzymatically and mechanically dissociated into single cells followed by evaluation of postdigestion viability...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901477/the-neurotrophin-neuritin1-cpg15-is-involved-in-melanoma-migration-attachment-independent-growth-and-vascular-mimicry
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Anja Katrin Bosserhoff, Nadja Schneider, Lisa Ellmann, Lucie Heinzerling, Silke Kuphal
The neurotrophin Neuritin1 (NRN1; cpg15) belongs to the candidate plasticity gene (CPG) family and is expressed in postmitotic-differentiating neurons of the developmental nervous system and neuronal structures associated with plasticity in the brain of human adult.Our newest findings document that NRN1 deregulation could contribute also to disease development and have impact on malignant melanoma. Our analyses displayed the over-expression of NRN1 in melanoma in vitro and in vivo, shown by immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR on microdissected melanoma tissue; furthermore, soluble NRN1 was detectable in tissue culture supernatant and serum of melanoma patients...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900516/nucleotides-and-nucleoside-signaling-in-the-regulation-of-the-epithelium-to-mesenchymal-transition-emt
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REVIEW
A S Martínez-Ramírez, M Díaz-Muñoz, A Butanda-Ochoa, F G Vázquez-Cuevas
The epithelium-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an important process of cell plasticity, consisting in the loss of epithelial identity and the gain of mesenchymal characteristics through the coordinated activity of a highly regulated informational program. Although it was originally described in the embryonic development, an important body of information supports its role in pathology, mainly in cancerous and fibrotic processes. The purinergic system of inter-cellular communication, mainly based in ATP and adenosine acting throughout their specific receptors, has emerged as a potent regulator of the EMT in several pathological entities...
November 29, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900023/synchronous-papillary-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-sarcomatoid-differentiation-a-case-report
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Mahizer Yaldiz, Nur Cihan Cosansu, Berna Solak, Zeynep Kahyaoglu, Mustafa Teoman Erdem
The incidence rate of multiple primary tumors is 37% in all types of cancer. A patient diagnosed with primary cancer is 1.29 times more likely to develop an additional primary cancer when compared with the general population. Furthermore, in patients diagnosed with primary cancer, the possibility of a secondary malignancy in the same or different organ is increased. Following the identification of a secondary tumor, the risk of relapse or metastasis must be considered. The present study reports the case of a 76-year-old man who was admitted to Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital (Sakarya, Turkey) with swelling of the head, which had been apparent for 15 days...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899637/a-genome-wide-dosage-suppressor-network-reveals-genomic-robustness
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Biranchi Patra, Yoshiko Kon, Gitanjali Yadav, Anthony W Sevold, Jesse P Frumkin, Ravishankar R Vallabhajosyula, Arend Hintze, Bjørn Østman, Jory Schossau, Ashish Bhan, Bruz Marzolf, Jenna K Tamashiro, Amardeep Kaur, Nitin S Baliga, Elizabeth J Grayhack, Christoph Adami, David J Galas, Alpan Raval, Eric M Phizicky, Animesh Ray
Genomic robustness is the extent to which an organism has evolved to withstand the effects of deleterious mutations. We explored the extent of genomic robustness in budding yeast by genome wide dosage suppressor analysis of 53 conditional lethal mutations in cell division cycle and RNA synthesis related genes, revealing 660 suppressor interactions of which 642 are novel. This collection has several distinctive features, including high co-occurrence of mutant-suppressor pairs within protein modules, highly correlated functions between the pairs and higher diversity of functions among the co-suppressors than previously observed...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896217/adapt-recycle-and-move-on-proteostasis-and-trafficking-mechanisms-in-melanoma
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REVIEW
Seyma Demirsoy, Shaun Martin, Hannelore Maes, Patrizia Agostinis
Melanoma has emerged as a paradigm of a highly aggressive and plastic cancer, capable to co-opt the tumor stroma in order to adapt to the hostile microenvironment, suppress immunosurveillance mechanisms, and disseminate. In particular, oncogene- and aneuploidy-driven dysregulations of proteostasis in melanoma cells impose a rewiring of central proteostatic processes, such as the heat shock and unfolded protein responses, autophagy, and the endo-lysosomal system, to avoid proteotoxicity. Research over the past decade has indicated that alterations in key nodes of these proteostasis pathways act in conjunction with crucial oncogenic drivers to increase intrinsic adaptations of melanoma cells against proteotoxic stress, modulate the high metabolic demand of these cancer cells and the interface with other stromal cells, through the heightened release of soluble factors or exosomes...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894085/tracing-anti-cancer-and-cancer-promoting-actions-of-all-trans-retinoic-acid-in-breast-cancer-to-a-rar%C3%AE-epigenetic-mechanism-of-mammary-epithelial-cell-fate
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Stefano Rossetti, MingQiang Ren, Nicolo Visconti, Francesca Corlazzoli, Vincenzo Gagliostro, Giulia Somenzi, Jin Yao, Yijun Sun, Nicoletta Sacchi
A hallmark of cancer cells is the ability to evade the growth inhibitory/pro-apoptotic action of physiological all-trans retinoic acid (RA) signal, the bioactive derivative of Vitamin A. However, as we and others reported, RA can also promote cancer cell growth and invasion. Here we show that anticancer and cancer-promoting RA actions in breast cancer have roots in a mechanism of mammary epithelial cell morphogenesis that involves both transcriptional (epigenetic) and non-transcriptional RARα (RARA) functions...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891292/cancer-stem-cells-cellular-plasticity-niche-and-its-clinical-relevance
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Gina Lee, Robert R Hall, Atique U Ahmed
Cancer handles an estimated 7.6 million deaths worldwide per annum. A recent theory focuses on the role Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) in driving tumorigenesis and disease progression. This theory hypothesizes that a population of the tumor cell with similar functional and phenotypic characteristics as normal tissue stem cells are responsible for formation and advancement of many human cancers. The CSCs subpopulation can differentiate into non-CSC tumor cells and promote phenotypic and functional heterogeneity within the tumor...
October 2016: Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891192/the-quest-for-an-effective-and-safe-personalized-cell-therapy-using-epigenetic-tools
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REVIEW
T A L Brevini, G Pennarossa, E F M Manzoni, C E Gandolfi, A Zenobi, F Gandolfi
In the presence of different environmental cues that are able to trigger specific responses, a given genotype has the ability to originate a variety of different phenotypes. This property is defined as plasticity and allows cell fate definition and tissue specialization. Fundamental epigenetic mechanisms drive these modifications in gene expression and include DNA methylation, histone modifications, chromatin remodeling, and microRNAs. Understanding these mechanisms can provide powerful tools to switch cell phenotype and implement cell therapy...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888136/different-epigenetic-mechanisms-of-er%C3%AE-implicated-in-the-fate-of-fulvestrant-resistant-breast-cancer
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Kouki Tsuboi, Yosuke Kaneko, Takamasa Nagatomo, Rika Fujii, Toru Hanamura, Tatsuyuki Gohno, Yuri Yamaguchi, Toshifumi Niwa, Shin-Ichi Hayashi
Approximately 70% of breast cancers express estrogen receptor α (ERα), which plays critical roles in breast cancer development. Fulvestrant has been effectively used to treat ERα-positive breast cancer, although resistance remains a critical problem. To elucidate the mechanism of resistance to fulvestrant, we established fulvestrant-resistant cell-lines named MFR (MCF-7 derived fulvestrant resistance) and TFR (T-47D derived fulvestrant resistance) from the ERα-positive luminal breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and T-47D, respectively...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884178/patterns-of-ribosomal-protein-expression-specify-normal-and-malignant-human-cells
#17
Joao C Guimaraes, Mihaela Zavolan
BACKGROUND: Ribosomes are highly conserved molecular machines whose core composition has traditionally been regarded as invariant. However, recent studies have reported intriguing differences in the expression of some ribosomal proteins (RPs) across tissues and highly specific effects on the translation of individual mRNAs. RESULTS: To determine whether RPs are more generally linked to cell identity, we analyze the heterogeneity of RP expression in a large set of human tissues, primary cells, and tumors...
November 24, 2016: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882459/analysis-of-proliferation-of-melanoma-cells-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-co-culture-and-contribution-of-experimental-conditions-into-interpretation-of-the-results
#18
O F Kandarakov, E E Kopantseva, A V Belyavsky
A series of experiments on co-culturing of Mel IL melanoma cells and mesenhymal stem cells showed that these cells do not influence proliferation of each other, but we observed weaker adhesion of stromal stem cells to plastic in cocultures where with melanoma cells were grown on mesenhymal stem cells feeder. Cell proliferation was also considerably influenced by experimental conditions, which should be taken into account for correct interpretation of obtained results. The principles of experiments on co-culturing of cancer and stromal cells are formulated that take into account the most important factors influencing cell behavior and minimize the probability of artifact results...
November 23, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878502/emt-cell-plasticity-and-metastasis
#19
Christine L Chaffer, Beatriz P San Juan, Elgene Lim, Robert A Weinberg
Carcinoma cells that are induced to suppress their epithelial features and upregulate mesenchymal gene expression programs acquire traits that promote an invasive and metastatic phenotype. This is achieved through the expression of a program termed the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-a fundamental cell-biological process that plays key roles in embryogenesis and wound healing. Re-activation of the EMT during cancer promotes disease progression and enhances the metastatic phenotype by bestowing upon previously benign carcinoma cell traits such as migration, invasion, resistance to anoikis, chemoresistance and tumour-initiating potential...
November 22, 2016: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876746/-the-cross-plastic-correction-of-the-soft-tissue-defect-on-the-neck-with-the-use-of-a-pectoral-flap-harvested-from-the-opposite-side
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A L Klochikhin, G I Markov, A L Chistyakov, N N Kosheleva
The authors describe a patient presenting with initially multiple metachronous cancer spreading over the right-handed side of the mouth floor and the right-handed part of the lower jaw. The patient who underwent cross-plastic surgery for the correction of the extensive soft tissue defect on the neck with the use of the musculocutaneous pectoral flap with the axial blood supply is described. The observation during the 14 year follow-up period confirmed the good functional outcome of the treatment.
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
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