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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863187/cytology-of-primary-vaginal-melanoma-an-unusual-report-on-fine-needle-aspiration
#1
Poojan Agarwal, Manju Kaushal
Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina is an extremely uncommon malignancy comprising of less than 10% malignancies of the female genital tract and 0.3% of all melanomas. Melanoblasts are neural crest derivatives and are notorious for causing primary cutaneous neoplasms. However, they involve virtually every organ of the body including eye, intestines and ocular mucosa, probably due to aberrancies in cell migration. Vagina is a rare site and primary melanoma of the vagina occurs in postmenopausal women with vaginal discharge, bleeding, or mass as common presenting complaints...
November 11, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863025/decision-to-grow-or-to-invade-is-at-the-flick-of-metabolic-switch-pgc1%C3%AE
#2
Kristen S Hill, Minjung Kim
Cancer cells constantly reprogram their metabolism to meet anabolic and catabolic demands in real time. Increased aerobic glycolysis (the Warburg effect) is associated with highly proliferative tumors, since it confers several advantages to proliferating tumor cells by providing rapid ATP production from glycolysis and macromolecules (building blocks) for cell division. On the other hand, mitochondria-dependent oxidative phosphorylation (OxPhos) generates the maximal amount of ATP from glucose. Although underappreciated, OxPhos is also utilized to support growth of cancer cells, especially for "oxidative tumors" such as lymphomas, glioblastomas, and melanomas...
November 10, 2016: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843616/update-on-clinical-research-and-state-of-the-art-management-of-patients-with-advanced-sarcomas-and-gist
#3
REVIEW
Yannis Metaxas, Georgios Oikonomopoulos, George Pentheroudakis
Sarcomas constitute a rare group of malignancies. According to histology, different treatment options are effective. For gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs), targeted treatment with imatinib controls about 20% of advanced or metastatic disease, whereas chemotherapy is more effective for the rest of the sarcomas. Currently, new targeted treatments are emerging, showing activity in cases resistant to established primary treatment. On the other hand, the exciting results of immunotherapy for other solid tumours, for example, melanoma and lung cancer, make it a promising option in the fight against sarcomas...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825810/dss1-promoter-hypomethylation-and-overexpression-predict-poor-prognosis-in-melanoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
#4
Mario Venza, Maria Visalli, Teresa Catalano, Concetta Beninati, Diana Teti, Isabella Venza
Previous studies have found a link between high expression levels of the Deleted in Split hand/Split foot 1 (DSS1) gene and cancer progression. The aim of this study was to examine whether overexpression of DSS1 is a feature of melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and if any epigenetic modifications are involved. Evaluation of DSS1 expression profile indicated that the gene is overexpressed in 112/130 cutaneous melanomas (86.1%), 41/64 uveal melanomas (64.1%), 67/82 mucosal melanomas (81.7%), and 61/75 SCC samples (81...
November 4, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792059/vitamin-d-receptor-immunohistochemistry-variability-in-sun-exposed-and-non-sun-exposed-melanomas
#5
Giovanni Paolino, Chiara Panetta, Carlo Cota, Dario Didona, Elisa Moliterni, Cinzia Di Mattia, Gaetano De Vita, Ugo Bottoni, Pietro Donati, Stefano Calvieri
Ultraviolet rays are one of the leading factors in the development of melanoma (MM); however, ultraviolet rays seem not to play a role in non-sun-exposed MM, where systemic immunosuppression, anatomical, and physiological features may contribute toward the development of the malignancy. Our aim was to evaluate vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression in shield-site melanoma (ST-MM) and non-shield-site melanoma (NST-MM) to find features that could explain the different biological behavior of MM according to the area of onset...
October 27, 2016: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749937/plexind1-is-a-novel-transcriptional-target-and-effector-of-notch-signaling-in-cancer-cells
#6
Michael Rehman, Sreeharsha Gurrapu, Gabriella Cagnoni, Lorena Capparuccia, Luca Tamagnone
The secreted semaphorin Sema3E controls cell migration and invasiveness in cancer cells. Sema3E-receptor, PlexinD1, is frequently upregulated in melanoma, breast, colon, ovarian and prostate cancers; however, the mechanisms underlying PlexinD1 upregulation and the downstream events elicited in tumor cells are still unclear. Here we show that the canonical RBPjk-dependent Notch signaling cascade controls PlexinD1 expression in primary endothelial and cancer cells. Transcriptional activation was studied by quantitative PCR and promoter activity reporter assays...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748778/strong-in-vivo-antitumor-responses-induced-by-an-antigen-immobilized-in-nanogels-via-reducible-bonds
#7
Dandan Li, Feilong Sun, Meriem Bourajjaj, Yinan Chen, Ebel H Pieters, Jian Chen, Joep B van den Dikkenberg, Bo Lou, Marcel G M Camps, Ferry Ossendorp, Wim E Hennink, Tina Vermonden, Cornelus F van Nostrum
Cancer vaccines are at present mostly based on tumor associated protein antigens but fail to elicit strong cell-mediated immunity in their free form. For protein-based vaccines, the main challenges to overcome are the delivery of sufficient proteins into the cytosol of dendritic cells (DCs) and processing by, and presentation through, the MHC class I pathway. Recently, we developed a cationic dextran nanogel in which a model antigen (ovalbumin, OVA) is reversibly conjugated via disulfide bonds to the nanogel network to enable redox-sensitive intracellular release...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736683/interaction-between-omega-3-pufa-and-uvb-radiation-photoprotective-effect-in-normal-and-tumoral-murine-melanocytes
#8
Renata Ottes Vasconcelos, Silvina Odete Bustos, Juliana Ramos Gonzalez, Camila Wink Soares, Makely Daiane Barbosa, Roger Chammas, Ana Paula de Souza Votto, Gilma Santos Trindade
Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 PUFA) are attracting a growing interest as potential adjuvants for cancer prevention and treatment. There is evidence about photoprotection in normal cells, but few previous studies have evaluated it in tumoral cells. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of α-linolenic acid (ALA) in normal murine melanocytic cells (Melan-a) and in tumoral murine melanocytic cells (B16F10) exposed to UVB radiation. Our results showed that ALA exhibited an antiproliferative effect in B16F10 cells, and had minimal effect in Melan-a cells, as demonstrated by MTT assay...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707590/development-and-validation-of-a-noninvasive-2-gene-molecular-assay-for-cutaneous-melanoma
#9
Pedram Gerami, Zuxu Yao, David Polsky, Burkhard Jansen, Klaus Busam, Jonhan Ho, Mary Martini, Laura K Ferris
BACKGROUND: Clinical and histopathologic assessment of pigmented skin lesions remains challenging even for experts. Differentiated and accurate noninvasive diagnostic modalities are highly desirable. OBJECTIVE: We sought to provide clinicians with such a tool. METHODS: A 2-gene classification method based on LINC00518 and preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME) gene expression was evaluated and validated in 555 pigmented lesions (157 training and 398 validation samples) obtained noninvasively via adhesive patch biopsy...
October 1, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704681/tyrosine-peptides-provide-a-color-palette-upon-tyrosinase-oxidation-nanosize-does-matter
#10
Shosuke Ito, Ludger Kolbe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2016: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664133/targeting-immune-checkpoints-in-hematologic-malignancies
#11
Gheath Alatrash, Naval Daver, Elizabeth A Mittendorf
The use of antibodies that target immune checkpoint molecules on the surface of T-lymphocytes and/or tumor cells has revolutionized our approach to cancer therapy. Cytotoxic-T-lymphocyte antigen (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) are the two most commonly targeted immune checkpoint molecules. Although the role of antibodies that target CTLA-4 and PD-1 has been established in solid tumor malignancies and Food and Drug Administration approved for melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer, there remains a desperate need to incorporate immune checkpoint inhibition in hematologic malignancies...
October 2016: Pharmacological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631871/rare-association-of-cystic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-small-lymphocytic-b%C3%A2-cell-lymphoma-successful-surgical-approach
#12
Uwe Wollina, Jacqueline Schönlebe, Birgit Heinig, Andreas Nowak, Anastasiya Atanasova Chokoeva, Georgi Tchernev
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of cutaneous neoplasm worldwide. While basal cell carcinoma is the most common tumor, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) causes higher morbidity and has a risk of metastatic spread, depending on immune status, tumor size, and desmoplastic growth. We reported the case of a 77 year old male patient with retroauricular tumor, which started growing 3 years ago and was excised, buth relapsed three times. The initial diagnosis was infundibular cyst. Delayed Mohs surgery was performed, as was an additional open lymph node biopsy of the patient's right groin, on the occasion of an indolent swelling of the same which developed within 3 months...
September 8, 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631768/liposomal-c6-ceramide-activates-protein-phosphatase-1-to-inhibit-melanoma-cells
#13
Fangzhen Jiang, Kai Jin, Shenyu Huang, Qi Bao, Zheren Shao, Xueqing Hu, Juan Ye
Melanoma is one common skin cancer. In the present study, the potential anti-melanoma activity by a liposomal C6 ceramide was tested in vitro. We showed that the liposomal C6 (ceramide) was cytotoxic and anti-proliferative against a panel of human melanoma cell lines (SK-Mel2, WM-266.4 and A-375 and WM-115). In addition, liposomal C6 induced caspase-dependent apoptotic death in the melanoma cells. Reversely, its cytotoxicity was attenuated by several caspase inhibitors. Intriguingly, liposomal C6 was non-cytotoxic to B10BR mouse melanocytes and primary human melanocytes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630278/lymphangiogenesis-and-anti-lymphangiogenesis-in-cutaneous-melanoma
#14
REVIEW
Marius Raica, Adriana-Andreea Jitariu, Anca Maria Cimpean
Cutaneous malignant melanoma is an aggressive tumor characterized by early lymph node metastasis and bad prognosis. Although the spread of tumor cells in the regional lymph nodes is very important in the staging, prognosis and therapeutic strategy of malignant melanoma, the mechanism(s) of initial lymphatic vessels invasion is are) not completely understood. In the present review, we analyze the main factors involved in melanoma-associated lymphangiogenesis, based on existing available evidence. Currently, there are no anti-lymphangiogenic drugs approved for clinical trials...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594905/role-of-nanotechnology-and-gene-delivery-systems-in-trail-based-therapies
#15
REVIEW
George E Naoum, Fady Tawadros, Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Muhammad Zahid Qureshi, Sobia Tabassum, Donald J Buchsbaum, Waleed Arafat
Since its identification as a member of the tumour necrosis factor (TNF) family, TRAIL (TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand) has emerged as a new avenue in apoptosis-inducing cancer therapies. Its ability to circumvent the chemoresistance of conventional therapeutics and to interact with cancer stem cells (CSCs) self-renewal pathways, amplified its potential as a cancer apoptotic agent. Many recombinant preparations of this death ligand and monoclonal antibodies targeting its death receptors have been tested in monotherapy and combinational clinical trials...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572316/tumor-suppressor-arf-regulates-tissue-microenvironment-and-tumor-growth-through-modulation-of-macrophage-polarization
#16
Lidia Jiménez-García, Sandra Herranz, María Angeles Higueras, Alfonso Luque, Sonsoles Hortelano
Tumor microenvironment has been described to play a key role in tumor growth, progression, and metastasis. Macrophages are a major cellular constituent of the tumor stroma, and particularly tumor associated macrophages (TAMs or M2-like macrophages) exert important immunosuppressive activity and a pro-tumoral role within the tumor microenvironment. Alternative-reading frame (ARF) gene is widely inactivated in human cancer. We have previously demonstrated that ARF deficiency severely impairs inflammatory response establishing a new role for ARF in the regulation of innate immunity...
August 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534680/cases-of-remission-of-psychosis-following-resection-of-pheochromocytoma-or-paraganglioma
#17
James S Brown
The author previously proposed that schizophrenia has similar cytokine expression compared to melanoma, a neural crest cell tumor. One possible tumor model of schizophrenia includes anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a paraneoplastic syndrome. While examining the possible relationship of neural crest cell tumors to schizophrenia, the author found several case reports of psychosis resulting from pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas, types of neural crest cell tumors that secrete catecholamines. In most cases, surgical resection of the tumors resulted in remission of psychotic symptoms, and some remissions were associated with reduced levels of peripheral catecholamine levels...
October 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526015/poorly-differentiated-sinonasal-tract-malignancies-a-review-focusing-on-recently-described-entities
#18
Abbas Agaimy
Sinonasal tract malignancies are uncommon, representing no more than 5% of all head and neck neoplasms. However, in contrast to other head and neck sites, a significant proportion of sinonasal neoplasms tend to display a poorly/ undifferentiated significantly overlapping morphology and a highly aggressive clinical course, despite being of diverse histogenetic and molecular pathogenesis. The wide spectrum of poorly differentiated sinonasal epithelial neoplasms with small "basaloid" blue cell morphology includes basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (both HPV+ and HPV-unrelated), nasopharyngeal-type lymphoepithelial carcinoma (EBV+), small/large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, esthesioneuroblastoma, poorly differentiated carcinoma of salivary type (myoepithelial carcinoma and solid adenoid cystic carcinoma), NUT midline carcinoma, the recently described SMARCB1-deficient sinonasal carcinoma, sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma and, as a diagnosis of exclusion, sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC)...
2016: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27491275/type-xix-collagen-a-new-partner-in-the-interactions-between-tumor-cells-and-their-microenvironment
#19
Jean-Baptiste Oudart, Jean-Claude Monboisse, François-Xavier Maquart, Bertrand Brassart, Sylvie Brassart-Pasco, Laurent Ramont
Type XIX collagen is a minor collagen that is associated with the basement membrane zone that belongs to the FACIT family (Fibril-Associated Collagens with Interrupted Triple helices). The FACIT family is composed of type IX, XII, XIV, XVI, XX, XXI, XXII and XIX collagens, which share many highly conserved structural motifs: a short NC1 domain, a thrombospondin-like N-terminal domain (TSPN), and numerous cysteine residues. The main role of FACITs is to ensure the integrity and stability of the extracellular matrix and its fibrillar collagen network by regulating the formation and size of the collagen fibrils...
August 1, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471635/biomarkers-of-immunogenic-stress-in-metastases-from-melanoma-patients-correlations-with-the-immune-infiltrate
#20
Sylvain Ladoire, Laura Senovilla, David Enot, François Ghiringhelli, Vichnou Poirier-Colame, Kariman Chaba, Gulsun Erdag, Jochen T Schaefer, Donna H Deacon, Laurence Zitvogel, Craig L Slingluff, Guido Kroemer
Melanoma is known to be under latent immunosurveillance. Here, we studied four biomarkers of immunogenic cell stress and death (microtubule-associated proteins 1A/1B light chain 3B (MAP-LC3B, best known as LC3B)-positive puncta in the cytoplasm as a sign of autophagy; presence of nuclear HMGB1; phosphorylation of eIF2α; increase in ploidy) in melanoma cells, in tissue microarrays (TMA) from metastases from 147 melanoma patients. These biomarkers of immunogenicity were correlated with the density of immune cells infiltrating the metastases and expressing CD3, CD4(+), CD8(+), CD20, CD45, CD56, CD138, CD163, DC-LAMP or FOXP3...
June 2016: Oncoimmunology
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