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REVIEW
Gianfranco Natale, Guido Bocci, Domenico Ribatti
The discovery of the lymphatic system has a long and fascinating history. The interest in anatomy and physiology of this system paralleled that of the blood cardiocirculatory system and has been maybe obscured by the latter. Paradoxically, if the closed blood system appeared open in Galen's anatomy and physiology, and took a very long time to be correctly described in terms of pulmonary and general circulation by ibn Al-Nafis/Michael Servetus/Realdo Colombo and William Harvey, respectively, the open lymphatic system was incorrectly described as a closed circuit connected with arteries and veins...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605388/2d-and-3d-matrices-to-study-linear-invadosome-formation-and-activity
#2
Julie Di Martino, Elodie Henriet, Zakaria Ezzoukhry, Chandrani Mondal, Jose Javier Bravo-Cordero, Violaine Moreau, Frederic Saltel
Cell adhesion, migration, and invasion are involved in many physiological and pathological processes. For example, during metastasis formation, tumor cells have to cross anatomical barriers to invade and migrate through the surrounding tissue in order to reach blood or lymphatic vessels. This requires the interaction between cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM). At the cellular level, many cells, including the majority of cancer cells, are able to form invadosomes, which are F-actin-based structures capable of degrading ECM...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603028/targeting-of-p32-in-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-with-intraperitoneal-lintt1-peptide-guided-pro-apoptotic-nanoparticles
#3
Hedi Hunt, Lorena Simón-Gracia, Allan Tobi, Venkata Ramana Kotamraju, Shweta Sharma, Mait Nigul, Kazuki N Sugahara, Erkki Ruoslahti, Tambet Teesalu
Gastrointestinal and gynecological malignancies disseminate in the peritoneal cavity - a condition known as peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). Intraperitoneal (IP) administration can be used to improve therapeutic index of anticancer drugs used for PC treatment. Activity of IP anticancer drugs can be further potentiated by encapsulation in nanocarriers and/or affinity targeting with tumor-specific affinity ligands, such as tumor homing peptides. Here we evaluated a novel tumor penetrating peptide, linTT1 (AKRGARSTA), as a PC targeting ligand for nanoparticles...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598999/lymphatic-endothelial-progenitors-originate-from-plastic-myeloid-cells-activated-by-toll-like-receptor-4
#4
Lisa D Volk-Draper, Kelly L Hall, Andrew C Wilber, Sophia Ran
BACKGROUND: Myeloid-derived lymphatic endothelial cells (M-LECP) are induced by inflammation and play an important role in adult lymphangiogenesis. However, the mechanisms driving M-LECP differentiation are currently unclear. We previously showed that activation of Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) induces myeloid-lymphatic transition (MLT) of immortalized mouse myeloid cells. Here the goals were to assess the potential of different TLR4 ligands to induce pro-lymphatic reprogramming in human and mouse primary myeloid cells and to identify transcriptional changes regulating this process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589086/lymph-node-metastases-in-papillary-and-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-are-independent-of-intratumoral-lymphatic-vessel-density
#5
Filipe Pereira, Sofia S Pereira, Marta Mesquita, Tiago Morais, Madalena M Costa, Pedro Quelhas, Carlos Lopes, Mariana P Monteiro, Valeriano Leite
BACKGROUND: Blood and lymph vessel invasion are well-recognized markers of tumor aggressiveness, as these are the routes that lead to metastases. Thyroid tumors, depending on the histological variant, tend to have distinctive biological behaviors and use different vascular routes to metastasize, yet the mechanisms underlying the metastatic process are still poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess how the lymph vessel density (LVD) in different histological types of thyroid tumors, and in their surrounding tissue, correlate with the presence of lymph node metastases (LNM) and tumor pathological features...
April 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586719/a-heparin-conjugate-lhbisd4-inhibits-lymphangiogenesis-and-attenuates-lymph-node-metastasis-by-blocking-vegf-c-signaling-pathway
#6
Jeong Uk Choi, Seung Woo Chung, Taslim A Al-Hilal, Farzana Alam, Jooho Park, Foyez Mahmud, Jee-Heon Jeong, Sang Yoon Kim, Youngro Byun
Clinical studies have found that the incidence of cancer metastasis through the lymphatic vessels are 3-5 times higher than that through the blood vessels. These findings suggest the potency of anti-lymphangiogenic therapy in reducing the incidence of cancer metastasis. Previously, we reported LHbisD4, which is the conjugate of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and four bis-deoxycholates as a potent anti-angiogenic drug with less toxicity and orally active property. Here, we show that LHbisD4 could also suppress the formation of new lymphatic vessels and attenuate the incidence of metastasis by blocking VEGF-C signaling pathway...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560672/detection-and-enumeration-of-circulating-tumor-cells-with-invasive-phenotype
#7
Haizhen Wang, Xiangwei Wu
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) disseminate from solid primary cancers into the peripheral blood and lymphatic vessels and can lead to metastatic tumor development; thus, CTC assays are an important clinical tool for monitoring progression and evaluating prognosis in cancer. However, CTCs are limited in number and heterogeneous in their biological and physical properties, making their detection, isolation, and enumeration a major challenge. To overcome these difficulties, novel techniques have been developed to detect and enumerate CTCs with an invasive phenotype...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551814/macrophage-derived-interleukin-1beta-promotes-human-breast-cancer-cell-migration-and-lymphatic-adhesion-in-vitro
#8
Sarah J Storr, Sabreena Safuan, Narmeen Ahmad, Mohammed El-Refaee, Andrew M Jackson, Stewart G Martin
Lymphovascular invasion (LVI), encompassing blood and lymphatic vessel invasion, is an important event in tumourigenesis. Macrophages within the tumour microenvironment are linked to the presence of LVI and angiogenesis. This study investigates the role of macrophage-derived, caspase-1-dependent interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) in an in vitro model of LVI. IL-1β significantly augmented the adhesion and transmigration of breast cancer cell lines MCF7 and MDA-MB-231 across endothelial cell barriers. MDA-MB-231 and MCF7 showed a higher percentage of adhesion to lymphatic endothelial cells than blood endothelial cells following endothelial cell IL-1β stimulation (P < 0...
May 27, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537573/vascular-heterogeneity-and-specialization-in-development-and-disease
#9
REVIEW
Michael Potente, Taija Mäkinen
Blood and lymphatic vessels pervade almost all body tissues and have numerous essential roles in physiology and disease. The inner lining of these networks is formed by a single layer of endothelial cells, which is specialized according to the needs of the tissue that it supplies. Whereas the general mechanisms of blood and lymphatic vessel development are being defined with increasing molecular precision, studies of the processes of endothelial specialization remain mostly descriptive. Recent insights from genetic animal models illuminate how endothelial cells interact with each other and with their tissue environment, providing paradigms for vessel type- and organ-specific endothelial differentiation...
May 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530642/rasa1-regulates-the-function-of-lymphatic-vessel-valves-in-mice
#10
Philip E Lapinski, Beth A Lubeck, Di Chen, Abbas Doosti, Scott D Zawieja, Michael J Davis, Philip D King
Capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation (CM-AVM) is a blood and lymphatic vessel (LV) disorder that is caused by inherited inactivating mutations of the RASA1 gene, which encodes p120 RasGAP (RASA1), a negative regulator of the Ras small GTP-binding protein. How RASA1 mutations lead to the LV leakage defects that occur in CM-AVM is not understood. Here, we report that disruption of the Rasa1 gene in adult mice resulted in loss of LV endothelial cells (LECs) specifically from the leaflets of intraluminal valves in collecting LVs...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505675/-anti-lymph-angiogenic-strategies-to-improve-corneal-graft-survival
#11
Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen
Corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) is the most frequently performed form of transplantation worldwide. A rejection reaction against the transplant is the main complication occurring after transplantation in an already vascularized, so-called "high-risk" recipient eye. Our group has shown that clinically invisible lymphatic vessels play a crucial role in the induction of a rejection reaction against the corneal graft, and that anti-(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the mouse model of keratoplasty can significantly improve transplant survival...
May 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492519/theranostic-probes-for-targeting-tumor-microenvironment-an-overview
#12
REVIEW
Musafar Gani Sikkandhar, Anu Maashaa Nedumaran, Roopa Ravichandar, Satnam Singh, Induja Santhakumar, Zheng Cong Goh, Sachin Mishra, Govindaraju Archunan, Balázs Gulyás, Parasuraman Padmanabhan
Long gone is the time when tumors were thought to be insular masses of cells, residing independently at specific sites in an organ. Now, researchers gradually realize that tumors interact with the extracellular matrix (ECM), blood vessels, connective tissues, and immune cells in their environment, which is now known as the tumor microenvironment (TME). It has been found that the interactions between tumors and their surrounds promote tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. The dynamics and diversity of TME cause the tumors to be heterogeneous and thus pose a challenge for cancer diagnosis, drug design, and therapy...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486498/migratory-phase-of-litomosoides-sigmodontis-filarial-infective-larvae-is-associated-with-pathology-and-transient-increase-of-s100a9-expressing-neutrophils-in-the-lung
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Gregory Karadjian, Frédéric Fercoq, Nicolas Pionnier, Nathaly Vallarino-Lhermitte, Emilie Lefoulon, Adélaïde Nieguitsila, Sabine Specht, Leo M Carlin, Coralie Martin
Filarial infections are tropical diseases caused by nematodes of the Onchocercidae family such as Mansonella perstans. The infective larvae (L3) are transmitted into the skin of vertebrate hosts by blood-feeding vectors. Many filarial species settle in the serous cavities including M. perstans in humans and L. sigmodontis, a well-established model of filariasis in mice. L. sigmodontis L3 migrate to the pleural cavity where they moult into L4 around day 9 and into male and female adult worms around day 30. Little is known of the early phase of the parasite life cycle, after the L3 is inoculated in the dermis by the vector and enters the afferent lymphatic vessels and before the moulting processes in the pleural cavity...
May 9, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476614/a-strategy-for-bypassing-the-blood-brain-barrier-facial-intradermal-brain-targeted-delivery-via-the-trigeminal-nerve
#14
Xi-Chong Yu, Jing-Jing Yang, Bing-Hui Jin, He-Lin Xu, Hong-Yu Zhang, Jian Xiao, Cui-Tao Lu, Ying-Zheng Zhao, Wei Yang
Although intranasal delivery bypasses the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical location of the olfactory mucosa and respiratory airflow interference lead to less brain-targeted drug delivery. In addition to intranasal delivery, evidence indicates that facial intradermal injection might be a novel strategy for bypassing the BBB via the trigeminal nerve (TN). The hypothesis was verified by pharmacokinetic evaluation, nasal injury, lymphatic vessels inhibition and immunohistochemistry. Intradermal injection into the rat mystacial pad (i...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459441/mural-lymphatic-endothelial-cells-regulate-meningeal-angiogenesis-in-the-zebrafish
#15
Neil I Bower, Katarzyna Koltowska, Cathy Pichol-Thievend, Isaac Virshup, Scott Paterson, Anne K Lagendijk, Weili Wang, Benjamin W Lindsey, Stephen J Bent, Sungmin Baek, Maria Rondon-Galeano, Daniel G Hurley, Naoki Mochizuki, Cas Simons, Mathias Francois, Christine A Wells, Jan Kaslin, Benjamin M Hogan
Mural cells of the vertebrate brain maintain vascular integrity and function, play roles in stroke and are involved in maintenance of neural stem cells. However, the origins, diversity and roles of mural cells remain to be fully understood. Using transgenic zebrafish, we identified a population of isolated mural lymphatic endothelial cells surrounding meningeal blood vessels. These meningeal mural lymphatic endothelial cells (muLECs) express lymphatic endothelial cell markers and form by sprouting from blood vessels...
June 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435226/inhibition-of-lymphangiogenesis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-the-multikinase-inhibitor-nintedanib
#16
Tong Lin, Lan Gong
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of nintedanib, a novel triple angiokinase inhibitor, for inhibiting lymphatic endothelial cell (LEC)-induced lymphangiogenesis in vitro and inflammatory corneal lymphangiogenesis in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Methylthiazolyldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) test, transwell system, and tube-formation assay were used to evaluate the effects of nintedanib on the proliferation, migration, and tube formation of LECs stimulated by vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), or platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424337/physical-and-chemical-gradients-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-regulate-tumor-cell-invasion-migration-and-metastasis
#17
Madeleine J Oudin, Valerie M Weaver
Cancer metastasis requires the invasion of tumor cells into the stroma and the directed migration of tumor cells through the stroma toward the vasculature and lymphatics where they can disseminate and colonize secondary organs. Physical and biochemical gradients that form within the primary tumor tissue promote tumor cell invasion and drive persistent migration toward blood vessels and the lymphatics to facilitate tumor cell dissemination. These microenvironment cues include hypoxia and pH gradients, gradients of soluble cues that induce chemotaxis, and ions that facilitate galvanotaxis, as well as modifications to the concentration, organization, and stiffness of the extracellular matrix that produce haptotactic, alignotactic, and durotactic gradients...
April 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410495/local-induction-of-lymphangiogenesis-with-engineered-fibrin-binding-vegf-c-promotes-wound-healing-by-increasing-immune-cell-trafficking-and-matrix-remodeling
#18
Esra Güç, Priscilla S Briquez, Didier Foretay, Manuel A Fankhauser, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Witold W Kilarski, Melody A Swartz
Lymphangiogenesis occurs in inflammation and wound healing, yet its functional roles in these processes are not fully understood. Consequently, clinically relevant strategies for therapeutic lymphangiogenesis remain underdeveloped, particularly using growth factors. To achieve controlled, local capillary lymphangiogenesis with protein engineering and determine its effects on fluid clearance, leukocyte trafficking, and wound healing, we developed a fibrin-binding variant of vascular endothelial growth factor C (FB-VEGF-C) that is slowly released upon demand from infiltrating cells...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408396/novel-role-of-immature-myeloid-cells-in-formation-of-new-lymphatic-vessels-associated-with-inflammation-and-tumors
#19
REVIEW
Sophia Ran, Andrew Wilber
Inflammation triggers an immune cell-driven program committed to restoring homeostasis to injured tissue. Central to this process is vasculature restoration, which includes both blood and lymphatic networks. Generation of new vessels or remodeling of existing vessels are also important steps in metastasis-the major cause of death for cancer patients. Although roles of the lymphatic system in regulation of inflammation and cancer metastasis are firmly established, the mechanisms underlying the formation of new lymphatic vessels remain a subject of debate...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396439/structural-basis-of-tie2-activation-and-tie2-tie1-heterodimerization
#20
Veli-Matti Leppänen, Pipsa Saharinen, Kari Alitalo
The endothelial cell (EC)-specific receptor tyrosine kinases Tie1 and Tie2 are necessary for the remodeling and maturation of blood and lymphatic vessels. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang1) growth factor is a Tie2 agonist, whereas Ang2 functions as a context-dependent agonist/antagonist. The orphan receptor Tie1 modulates Tie2 activation, which is induced by association of angiopoietins with Tie2 in cis and across EC-EC junctions in trans Except for the binding of the C-terminal angiopoietin domains to the Tie2 ligand-binding domain, the mechanisms for Tie2 activation are poorly understood...
April 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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