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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732600/hierarchy-and-plasticity-in-the-intestinal-stem-cell-compartment
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Maryam Yousefi, Linheng Li, Christopher J Lengner
Somatic stem cells maintain tissue homeostasis by organizing themselves in such a way that they can maintain proliferative output while simultaneously protecting themselves from DNA damage that may lead to oncogenic transformation. There is considerable debate about how such stem cell compartments are organized. Burgeoning evidence from the small intestine and colon provides support for a two-stem cell model involving an actively proliferating but injury-sensitive stem cell and a rare, injury-resistant pool of quiescent stem cells...
July 18, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730808/determination-of-the-relationship-between-expression-and-functional-activity-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-1-using-scanning-electrochemical-microscopy
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David Polcari, Javier Alejandro Hernandez-Castro, Kebin Li, Matthias Geissler, Janine Mauzeroll
Cancer cells can develop multidrug resistance (MDR) after prolonged exposure to chemotherapeutic drugs, which is a severe impediment to successful treatment. MDR is typically associated with transmembrane proteins mediating efflux of administered drugs, thereby keeping their intracellular concentration below the threshold required to kill cells. Although expression assays based on flow cytometry and immunostaining have shown that multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) is prevalent in many cancer types, the functional activity of this efflux pump is more difficult to elucidate, especially at the single-cell level...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730469/optogenetic-control-of-ras-erk-signaling-using-the-phy-pif-system
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Alexander G Goglia, Maxwell Z Wilson, Daniel B DiGiorno, Jared E Toettcher
The Ras/Erk signaling pathway plays a central role in diverse cellular processes ranging from development to immune cell activation to neural plasticity to cancer. In recent years, this pathway has been widely studied using live-cell fluorescent biosensors, revealing complex Erk dynamics that arise in many cellular contexts. Yet despite these high-resolution tools for measurement, the field has lacked analogous tools for control over Ras/Erk signaling in live cells. Here, we provide detailed methods for one such tool based on the optical control of Ras activity, which we call "Opto-SOS...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729483/epigenetic-plasticity-and-the-hallmarks-of-cancer
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REVIEW
William A Flavahan, Elizabeth Gaskell, Bradley E Bernstein
Chromatin and associated epigenetic mechanisms stabilize gene expression and cellular states while also facilitating appropriate responses to developmental or environmental cues. Genetic, environmental, or metabolic insults can induce overly restrictive or overly permissive epigenetic landscapes that contribute to pathogenesis of cancer and other diseases. Restrictive chromatin states may prevent appropriate induction of tumor suppressor programs or block differentiation. By contrast, permissive or "plastic" states may allow stochastic oncogene activation or nonphysiologic cell fate transitions...
July 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728794/myeloid-suppressor-cells-in-cancer-and-autoimmunity
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Antonio Sica, Marco Massarotti
A bottleneck for immunotherapy of cancer is the immunosuppressive microenvironment in which the tumor cells proliferate. Cancers harness the immune regulatory mechanism that prevents autoimmunity from evading immunosurveillance and promoting immune destruction. Regulatory T cells, myeloid suppressor cells, inhibitory cytokines and immune checkpoint receptors are the major components of the immune system acting in concert with cancer cells and causing the subversion of anti-tumor immunity. This redundant immunosuppressive network poses an impediment to efficacious immunotherapy by facilitating tumor progression...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726641/a-plant-fungal-type-phosphoenolpyruvate-carboxykinase-located-in-the-parasite-mitochondrion-ensures-glucose-independent-survival-of-toxoplasma-gondii
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Richard Nitzsche, Özlem Günay-Esiyok, Maximilian Tischer, Vyacheslav Zagoriy, Nishith Gupta
Toxoplasma gondii is considered as one of the most successful intracellular pathogens, because it can reproduce in varied nutritional milieus, encountered in diverse host-cell types of essentially any warm-blooded organism. Our earlier work has demonstrated that the acute (tachyzoite) stage of T. gondii depends on cooperativity of glucose and glutamine catabolism to meet biosynthetic demands. Either of these two nutrients can sustain the parasite survival; however, what determines the metabolic plasticity has not been resolved yet...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725636/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-female-reproductive-tract-from-normal-functioning-to-disease-pathology
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REVIEW
Olena Bilyk, Mackenzie Coatham, Michael Jewer, Lynne-Marie Postovit
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a physiological process that is vital throughout the human lifespan. In addition to contributing to the development of various tissues within the growing embryo, EMT is also responsible for wound healing and tissue regeneration later in adulthood. In this review, we highlight the importance of EMT in the development and normal functioning of the female reproductive organs (the ovaries and the uterus) and describe how dysregulation of EMT can lead to pathological conditions, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, and carcinogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725488/generation-and-analysis-of-spheroids-from-human-primary-skin-myofibroblasts-an-experimental-system-to-study-myofibroblasts-deactivation
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Giuseppina Granato, Maria R Ruocco, Antonino Iaccarino, Stefania Masone, Gaetano Calì, Angelica Avagliano, Valentina Russo, Claudio Bellevicine, Gaetano Di Spigna, Giuseppe Fiume, Stefania Montagnani, Alessandro Arcucci
Myofibroblasts are activated fibroblasts involved in tissue repair and cancer. They are characterized by de novo expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), immunoregulatory phenotype and paracrine interaction with normal and tumorigenic cells leading to cell proliferation. At the end of wound-healing myofibroblasts undergo apoptotic cell death, whereas in vitro-activated fibroblasts are also subjected to a programmed necrosis-like cell death, termed nemosis, associated with cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression induction and inflammatory response...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723646/collagen-type-1-promotes-survival-of-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-overexpressing-kv10-1-potassium-and-orai1-calcium-channels-through-ddr1-dependent-pathway
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Mehdi Badaoui, Cloé Mimsy-Julienne, Charles Saby, Laurence Van Gulick, Marta Peretti, Pierre Jeannesson, Hamid Morjani, Halima Ouadid-Ahidouch
Collagen type 1 is among the tumor microenvironment (TM) factors, that regulates proliferation, survival, migration and invasion. Ion channels are key players in interactions between tumor cells and TM. Kv10.1 has been shown to play an essential role in breast cancer cell proliferation and migration by permitting Ca2+ influx notably via Orai1. Here, we show that human breast cancer (BC) cells growing, in culture media completely devoid of the serum and seeded on collagen 1 coating, exhibited less apoptotic rate and a decrease in Bax expression when compared to those grown on plastic...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723624/lncrna-ancr-down-regulation-promotes-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-emt-and-metastasis-in-breast-cancer
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Zhongwei Li, Meichen Dong, Dongmei Fan, Pingfu Hou, Hongyuan Li, Lingxia Liu, Cong Lin, Jiwei Liu, Liangping Su, Lan Wu, Xiaoxue Li, Baiqu Huang, Jun Lu, Yu Zhang
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a progression of cellular plasticity critical for development, differentiation, cancer cells migration and tumor metastasis. As a well-studied factor, TGF-β participates in EMT and involves in physiological and pathological functions of tumor progression. Accumulating evidence indicates that long noncoding RNAs(lncRNAs) play crucial roles in EMT and tumor metastasis. Here, we find that lncRNA ANCR participates in TGF-β1-induced EMT. By our ChIP and Real-time PCR assays, we reveal that TGF-β1 down-regulates ANCR expression by increasing HDAC3 enrichment at ANCR promoter region, which decreases both H3 and H4 acetylation of ANCR promoter...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722313/cellular-glycosylation-senses-metabolic-changes-and-modulates-cell-plasticity-during-emt
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REVIEW
P Carvalho-Cruz, F Alisson-Silva, A R Todeschini, W B Dias
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a developmental program reactivated by tumor cells that leads to the switch from epithelial to mesenchymal phenotype. During EMT, cells are transcriptionally regulated to decrease E-cadherin expression while expressing mesenchymal markers such as vimentin, fibronectin and N-cadherin. Growing body of evidences suggest that cells engaged in EMT undergo a metabolic reprograming process, redirecting glucose flux toward Hexosamine Biosynthesis Pathway (HBP) which fuels aberrant glycosylation patterns that are extensively observed in cancer cells...
July 19, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720668/efficient-mitochondrial-glutamine-targeting-prevails-over-glioblastoma-metabolic-plasticity
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Kristell Oizel, Cynthia Chauvin, Lisa Oliver, Catherine Gratas, Fanny Geraldo, Ulrich Jarry, Emmanuel Scotet, Marion Rabe, Marie-Clotilde Alves-Guerra, Raluca Teusan, Fabien Gautier, Delphine Loussouarn, Vincent Compan, Jean-Claude Martinou, François M Vallette, Claire Pecqueur
Purpose Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and malignant form of primary human brain tumor in adults, with an average survival at diagnosis of 18 months. Metabolism is a new attractive therapeutic target in cancer, however, little is known about metabolic heterogeneity and plasticity within GBM tumors. We therefore aimed to investigate metabolic phenotyping of primary cultures in the context of molecular tumor heterogeneity to provide a proof-of concept for personalized metabolic targeting of GBM. <p> Experimental Design We have analyzed extensively several primary GBM cultures using transcriptomics, metabolic phenotyping assays and mitochondrial respirometry...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718448/neuronal-activity-in-ontogeny-and-oncology
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REVIEW
Humsa Venkatesh, Michelle Monje
The nervous system plays a central role in regulating the stem cell niche in many organs, and thereby pivotally modulates development, homeostasis, and plasticity. A similarly powerful role for neural regulation of the cancer microenvironment is emerging. Neurons promote the growth of cancers of the brain, skin, prostate, pancreas, and stomach. Parallel mechanisms shared in development and cancer suggest that neural modulation of the tumor microenvironment may prove a universal theme, although the mechanistic details of such modulation remain to be discovered for many malignancies...
February 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718414/epigenetics-and-cancer-stem-cells-unleashing-hijacking-and-restricting-cellular-plasticity
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REVIEW
Elanor N Wainwright, Paola Scaffidi
Epigenetic mechanisms have emerged as key players in cancer development which affect cellular states at multiple stages of the disease. During carcinogenesis, alterations in chromatin and DNA methylation resulting from genetic lesions unleash cellular plasticity and favor oncogenic cellular reprogramming. At later stages, during cancer growth and progression, additional epigenetic changes triggered by interaction with the microenvironment modulate cancer cell phenotypes and properties, and shape tumor architecture...
May 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718410/plastic-heterogeneity-of-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Marek Wagner, Kazuyo Moro, Shigeo Koyasu
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) fulfill important protective and reparative functions, and have thus been implicated in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Dysregulation of their activation is associated with several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The current literature on the role of ILCs in cancer is limited and our knowledge is therefore incomplete. Indeed, ILCs have been separately associated with tumor-promoting as well as tumor-suppressing activities, raising the need to understand the mechanisms by which these cells regulate tumor growth and progression toward a rational design of therapeutic approaches...
May 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714565/mri-compatible-breast-rib-phantom-for-evaluating-ultrasonic-thermal-exposures
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Georgios Menikou, Marinos Yiannakou, Christos Yiallouras, Cleanthis Ioannides, Christakis Damianou
INTRODUCTION: The target of this study was the development of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible breast phantom for focused ultrasound which includes plastic (ABS) ribs. The objective of the current study was the evaluation of a focused ultrasound procedure using the proposed phantom that eliminates rib heating. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The proposed phantom was evaluated using two different focused ultrasound exposures. The surrounding breast tissue was mimicked using an agar-silica-evaporation milk gel (2% w/v - 2% w/v - 40% v/v)...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714519/circulating-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-predict-overall-survival-of-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Chen Liu, He Cheng, Guopei Luo, Yu Lu, Kaizhou Jin, Meng Guo, Quanxing Ni, Xianjun Yu
Most patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) have unresectable cancers with a dismal prognosis, in which cohort chemotherapy is the primary treatment. T cell immune adaption is critical for tumor immune escape and prognosis of this disease. The present study aimed to determine the correlation between peripheral T cell subset distribution in patients with unresectable PDAC and their response to chemotherapy. Two hundred and twelve patients with unresectable PDAC were included whose blood samples were collected for analysis of T cell subsets, including CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD8+CD28+ and CD4+CD25+CD127 T cells by flow cytometry before and after gemcitabine-based chemotherapy...
August 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714406/role-of-the-immune-component-of-tumor-microenvironment-in-the-efficiency-of-cancer-treatment-perspectives-for-the-personalized-therapy
#18
Marina Stakheyeva, Vladimir Riabov, Irina Mitrofanova, Nikolai Litviakov, Evgeny Choynzonov, Nadezhda Cherdyntseva, Julia Kzhyshkowska
Despite significant progress in cancer diagnostics and development of novel therapeutic regimens, successful treatment of advanced forms of cancer is still a challenge and may require personalized therapeutic approaches. In this review, we analyzed major mechanisms responsible for tumor cells chemoresistance and emphasized that intratumor heterogeneity is a critical factor that limits efficiency of cancer treatment. Intratumor heterogeneity is caused by genomic instability in cancer cells, resulting in the selection of resistant clones...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713853/factors-associated-with-acute-postoperative-pain-following-breast-reconstruction
#19
Anita R Kulkarni, Andrea L Pusic, Jennifer B Hamill, Hyungjin M Kim, Ji Qi, Edwin G Wilkins, Randy S Roth
INTRODUCTION: Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction has become an increasingly important component of breast cancer treatment. Unfortunately, some patients experience severe postoperative pain, placing them at risk for increased clinical morbidity and the development of disabling chronic pain. In an attempt to identify at-risk patients, we prospectively evaluated patient characteristics and medical/surgical variables associated with more severe acute post-reconstruction pain. METHODS: Women (N = 2207; one-week 82...
March 2017: JPRAS Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710142/perspective-neuroregenerative-nutrition
#20
Dennis A Steindler, Brent A Reynolds
Good health while aging depends upon optimal cellular and organ functioning that contribute to the regenerative ability of the body during the lifespan, especially when injuries and diseases occur. Although diet may help in the maintenance of cellular fitness during periods of stability or modest decline in the regenerative function of an organ, this approach is inadequate in an aged system, in which the ability to maintain homeostasis is further challenged by aging and the ensuing suboptimal functioning of the regenerative unit, tissue-specific stem cells...
July 2017: Advances in Nutrition
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