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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141026/in-depth-phenotypic-characterization-of-multicellular-tumor-spheroids-effects-of-5-fluorouracil
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Angélique Virgone-Carlotta, Manon Lemasson, Hichem C Mertani, Jean-Jacques Diaz, Sylvain Monnier, Thomas Dehoux, Hélène Delanoë-Ayari, Charlotte Rivière, Jean-Paul Rieu
MultiCellular Tumor Spheroids (MCTS), which mimic the 3-Dimensional (3D) organization of a tumor, are considered as better models than conventional cultures in 2-Dimensions (2D) to study cancer cell biology and to evaluate the response to chemotherapeutic drugs. A real time and quantitative follow-up of MCTS with simple and robust readouts to evaluate drug efficacy is still missing. Here, we evaluate the chemotherapeutic drug 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) response on the growth and integrity of MCTS two days after treatment of MCTS and for three colorectal carcinoma cell lines with different cohesive properties (HT29, HCT116 and SW480)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140689/tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloprotease-2-timp-2-bioprocess-development-physicochemical-biochemical-and-biological-characterization-of-highly-expressed-recombinant-protein
#2
Ananda Chowdhury, Robert G Brinson, Beiyang Wei, William G Stetler-Stevenson
Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloprotease -2 (TIMP-2) is a secreted 21 kDa multifunctional protein first described as an endogenous inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) that prevents breakdown of the extracellular matrix often observed in chronic diseases. TIMP-2 diminishes growth factor-mediated cell proliferation in vitro, as well as neoangiogenesis and tumor growth in vivo independent of its MMP-inhibitory activity, . These physiological properties make TIMP-2 an excellent candidate for further pre-clinical development as a biologic therapy of cancer...
November 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140573/-99m-tc-labeled-rhuepo-for-imaging-of-the-erythropoietin-receptor-in-tumors
#3
Xiaoqing Zhuang, Dan Zhao, Pengfei Yang, Yingqin Jia, Rui Liang, Qian Zhao, Chunlei Han, Joseph M Kinsella, Ruilong Sheng, Juan Li
To analyze erythropoietin receptor (EpoR) status in tumors, recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) was labeled with (99m) Tc by (99m) Tc-centered one-pot synthesis, resulting in high radiochemical purity, stability and biological activity. Both in vitro cell culture experiments and biodistribution studies of normal rats demonstrated successful EpoR targeting. The biodistribution of labeled rHuEpo in a NCI-H1975 xenograft model showed tumor accumulation (tumor-to-muscle ratio: 4.27±1.77), confirming the expression of active EpoR in tumors...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140428/hpv-negative-but-not-hpv-positive-oropharyngeal-carcinomas-induce-fibroblasts-to-support-tumour-invasion-through-micro-environmental-release-of-hgf-and-il-6
#4
Robert Bolt, Bernadette Foran, Craig Murdoch, Daniel W Lambert, Sally Thomas, Keith D Hunter
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is causally related to a subset of oropharyngeal carcinomas (OPC) and is linked to a more favourable prognosis compared to HPV-negative OPC. The mechanisms underlying this effect on prognosis are not fully understood, but interactions with the tumour microenvironment may be pivotal. Here, we investigated the role of the tumour microenvironment in HPV-positive compared to HPV-negative cancer using 2D and 3D modelling of OPC interactions with stromal fibroblasts. HPV-negative, but not HPV-positive, OPC-derived cell lines induced a rapid fibroblast secretory response that supported 2D cancer cell migration and invasion in vitro...
November 13, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138845/long-noncoding-rna-lnc%C3%A2-egfr-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-inhibits-cell-apoptosis-via-regulating-the-expression-of-egfr-in-human-tongue-cancer
#5
Tingting Sun, Lin Tang, Miaomiao Zhang
Tongue cancer remains a difficult disease to overcome. Long noncoding RNAs (LncRNAs) have been shown to serve significant roles in the diagnosis and treatment of tongue cancer. Herein, the present study aimed to investigate the role of a newly‑discovered Lnc, Lnc‑EGFR in tongue cancer. The results showed that the transcript level of Lnc‑EGFR was upregulated in patients with tongue cancer and in cultured tongue cancer cell lines. Consistently, expression of EGFR was also elevated selectively in cancerous tissues and malignant cell lines...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138811/high-expression-of-mage-a9-contributes-to-stemness-and-malignancy-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Youping Wei, Yanqin Wang, Jing Gong, Lihua Rao, Zhiwei Wu, Teng Nie, Dongling Shi, Liming Zhang
MAGE-A9, a well-characterized cancer testis antigen (CTA), belongs to a member of melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) family. In human malignancies, aberrant expression of MAGE genes correlated with poor clinical prognosis, increased tumor growth, metastases, and enrichment in stem cell populations of certain cancers. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been proposed to contribute to the major malignant phenotypes of liver cancer, including recurrence, metastasis and chemoresistance. However, expression and potential role of MAGE-A9 in liver cancer stem cells (LCSCs) still remain unclear...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138671/high-circulating-levels-of-angptl2-beyond-a-clinical-marker-of-systemic-inflammation
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Nathalie Thorin-Trescases, Eric Thorin
Angiopoietin-like 2 (ANGPTL2) is a proinflammatory protein belonging to the angiopoietin-like family. ANGPTL2 is secreted and detected in the systemic circulation. Different observational clinical studies reported that circulating levels of ANGPTL2 increase significantly in various chronic inflammatory diseases and showed associations between ANGPTL2 levels and diagnosis and/or prognosis of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and various types of cancers. However, these studies did not address the following questions: (a) what are the sources of circulating ANGPTL2? (b) How and by which mechanisms an increase in circulating ANGPTL2 contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases? (c) Does an increase in circulating levels of ANGPTL2 measured in a well-defined chronic medical condition originate from a specific cell type? Mechanistic hypotheses have been proposed based on studies performed in mice and cultured cells, and proinflammatory, prooxidative, proangiogenic, proliferative, and antiapoptotic properties of ANGPTL2 have been reported...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138118/8-cetylberberine-inhibits-growth-of-lung-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yubo Xiao, Cheng Tian, Tao Huang, Bing Han, Meimei Wang, Hang Ma, Zhaoxing Li, Xiaoli Ye, Xuegang Li
AIMS: This study is aimed at detecting the anti-tumor efficacy of a new berberine (BBR) derivative 8-cetylberberine (HBBR), which has a significant improvement in hydrophobicity and pharmacological effects compared to BBR. MAIN METHODS: The human non-small lung cancer cell line A549 and normal human lung epithelial cells (MRC-5) were cultured to observe inhibition in vitro. Cell viability was analyzed via 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
November 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137675/human-hyaluronic-acid-synthase-1-promotes-malignant-transformation-via-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-micronucleation-and-centrosome-abnormalities
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Nguyet Nguyen, Awanit Kumar, Simi Chacko, Rodney J Ouellette, Anirban Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Human hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules are synthesized by three membrane spanning Hyaluronic Acid Synthases (HAS1, HAS2 and HAS3). Of the three, HAS1 is found to be localized more into the cytoplasmic space where it synthesizes intracellular HA. HA is a ubiquitous glycosaminoglycan, mainly present in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and on the cell surface, but are also detected intracellularly. Accumulation of HA in cancer cells, the cancer-surrounding stroma, and ECM is generally considered an independent prognostic factors for patients...
November 14, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137400/downregulation-of-the-sonic-hedgehog-gli-pathway-transcriptional-target-neogenin-1-is-associated-with-basal-cell-carcinoma-aggressiveness
#10
Bárbara S Casas, Christelle Adolphe, Pablo Lois, Nelson Navarrete, Natalia Solís, Eva Bustamante, Patricio Gac, Patricio Cabané, Ivan Gallegos, Brandon J Wainwright, Verónica Palma
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is one of the most diagnosed cancers worldwide. It develops due to an unrestrained Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) signaling activity in basal cells of the skin. Certain subtypes of BCC are more aggressive than others, although the molecular basis of this phenomenon remains unknown. We have previously reported that Neogenin-1 (NEO1) is a downstream target gene of the SHH/GLI pathway in neural tissue. Given that SHH participates in epidermal homeostasis, here we analyzed the epidermal expression of NEO1 in order to identify whether it plays a role in adult epidermis or BCC...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137378/trastuzumab-distribution-in-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-model-of-brain-metastases-of-breast-cancer
#11
Tori B Terrell-Hall, Mohamed Ismail Nounou, Fatema El-Amrawy, Jessica I G Griffith, Paul R Lockman
Background: Drug and antibody delivery to brain metastases has been highly debated in the literature. The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) is more permeable than the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and has shown to have highly functioning efflux transporters and barrier properties, which limits delivery of targeted therapies. Methods: We characterized the permeability of (125)I-trastuzumab in an in-vivo, and fluorescent trastuzumab-Rhodamine123 (t-Rho123) in a novel microfluidic in-vitro, BBB and BTB brain metastases of breast cancer model...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137358/tm4sf5-promotes-metastatic-behavior-of-cells-in-3d-extracellular-matrix-gels-by-reducing-dependency-on-environmental-cues
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Dae-Geun Song, Gyu-Ho Lee, Seo Hee Nam, Jin-Gyu Cheong, Doyoung Jeong, Seo-Jin Lee, Cheol-Ho Pan, Jae Woo Jung, Hye-Jin Kim, Jihye Ryu, Ji Eon Kim, Somi Kim, Chang Yun Cho, Min-Kyung Kang, Kyung-Min Lee, Jung Weon Lee
Transmembrane 4 L six family member 5 (TM4SF5) is highly expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues and enhances migration in two-dimensional environments. Here, we investigated how TM4SF5 is involved in diverse pro-metastatic phenotypes in in vivo-like three-dimensional (3D) extracellular matrix gels. TM4SF5-positive cells aggressively formed invasive foci in 3D Matrigel, depending on TM4SF5-mediated signaling activity, cytoskeletal organization, and matrix metallopeptidase (MMP) 2-mediated extracellular remodeling, whereas TM4SF5-null cells did not...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137278/comprehensive-microrna-sequencing-of-exosomes-derived-from-head-and-neck-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-reveals-common-secretion-profiles-and-potential-utility-as-salivary-biomarkers
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Scott Langevin, Damaris Kuhnell, Tess Parry, Jacek Biesiada, Shouxiong Huang, Trisha Wise-Draper, Keith Casper, Xiang Zhang, Mario Medvedovic, Susan Kasper
Exosomes are nano-scale, membrane encapsulated vesicles that are released by cells into the extracellular space and function as intercellular signaling vectors through horizontal transfer of biologic molecules, including microRNA (miRNA). There is evidence that cancer-derived exosomes enable the tumor to manipulate its microenvironment, thus contributing to the capacity of the tumor for immune evasion, growth, invasion, and metastatic spread. The objective of this study was to characterize differential secretion of exosomal miRNA by head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and identify a set of candidate biomarkers that could be detected in non-invasive saliva samples...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137269/local-blockage-of-self-sustainable-erythropoietin-signaling-suppresses-tumor-progression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Lei He, Shouzhen Wu, Qiang Hao, Elhadji M Dioum, Kuo Zhang, Cun Zhang, Weina Li, Wei Zhang, Yingqi Zhang, Jiming Zhou, Zhijun Pang, Lijuan Zhao, Xiaowen Ma, Meng Li, Qiuyang Zhang
Functional significance of co-expressed erythropoietin (EPO) and its receptor (EPOR) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) had been under debate. In this study, co-overexpression of EPO/EPOR was confirmed to be positively associated with poor survival in NSCLC. The serum EPO in 14 of 35 enrolled NSCLC patients were found elevated significantly and decreased to normal level after tumor resection. With primary tumor cell culture and patient-derived tumor xenograft (PDX) mouse model, the EPO secretion from the tumors of these 14 patients was verified...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137267/tumacrophage-macrophages-transformed-into-tumor-stem-like-cells-by-virulent-genetic-material-from-tumor-cells
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Yizhuang Zhang, Na Zhou, Xiuyan Yu, Xuehui Zhang, Shanxin Li, Zhen Lei, Ruobi Hu, Hui Li, Yiqing Mao, Xi Wang, Jinshu Zhang, Yuan Li, Hongyan Guo, David M Irwin, Gang Niu, Huanran Tan
Tumor-associated macrophages are regarded as tumor-enhancers as they have key roles in the subversion of adaptive immunity and in inflammatory circuits that promote tumor progression. Here, we show that cancer cells can subvert macrophages yielding cells that have gained pro-tumor functions. When macrophages isolated from mice or humans are co-cultured with dead cancer cell line cells, induced to undergo apoptosis to mimic chemotherapy, up-regulation of pro-tumor gene expression was identified. Phagocytosis of apoptotic cancer cells by macrophages resulted in their transformation into tumor stem (initiating)-like cells, as indicated by the expression of epithelial markers (e...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137231/an-oral-keratinocyte-life-cycle-model-identifies-novel-host-genome-regulation-by-human-papillomavirus-16-relevant-to-hpv-positive-head-and-neck-cancer
#16
Michael R Evans, Claire D James, Oonagh Loughran, Tara J Nulton, Xu Wang, Molly L Bristol, Brad Windle, Iain M Morgan
Many aspects of the HPV life cycle have been characterized in cervical cell lines (W12, CIN612) and in HPV immortalized primary foreskin keratinocytes. There is now an epidemic of HPV positive oropharyngeal cancers (HPV16 is responsible for 80-90% of these); therefore increased understanding of the HPV16 life cycle in oral keratinocytes is a priority. To date there have been limited reports characterizing the HPV16 life cycle in oral keratinocytes. Using TERT immortalized "normal" oral keratinocytes (NOKs) we generated clonal cell lines maintaining the HPV16 genome as an episome, NOKs+HPV16...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137050/uncommon-cause-of-fungemia-in-a-patient-with-renal-cell-cancer-a-case-report-of-candida-lusitaniae-fungemia
#17
Rashmi Mishra, Paul Kelly, Omesh Toolsie, Puvvalingam Ayyadurai, Muhammad Adrish
INTRODUCTION: We present an interesting case of Candida lusitaniae infection in a patient diagnosed with renal clear cell carcinoma.An 82-year-old male presented with worsening back pain for 1 week. Physical examination including neurologic examination was normal. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed a mass in the right upper pole of the kidney suggestive of a renal neoplasm. Pathology from a percutaneous biopsy of the kidney revealed clear cell carcinoma. During his hospitalization the patient developed fungemia due to C lusitaniae...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136779/juglanin-ameliorates-lps-induced-neuroinflammation-in-animal-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-cell-culture-via-inactivating-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#18
Fang-Xue Zhang, Ren-Shi Xu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neuro-degenerative disorder, and novel therapeutic targets are required for the treatment of PD. Juglanin is a natural compound extracted from the crude Polygonum aviculare, exhibiting anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities. In our study, PD in mice was induced by systemic LPS treatment as evidenced by enhanced α-synuclein and reduced tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), which were reversed by juglanin treatment. Moreover, juglanin administration attenuated LPS-caused behavioral and memory impairments and reduced LPS-induced enhancement of neuro-degenerative markers, including amyloid β (Aβ) and p-Tau...
November 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136735/-bit1-mediates-the-malignant-behaviors-in-pancreatic-cancer-and-its-potential-clinical-significance
#19
S Huang, D Yuan, J C Guo, T P Zhang, Y P Zhao
Objective: To investigate the potential role of Bit1 in the pathogenesis of pancreatic ductal cancer cells(PDAC) and its potential clinical application value. Methods: Real-time PCR and Western blot were employed to detect the expression of Bit1 in six pancreatic cancer cells, then the tool cells were selected to further study the function of Bit1.PolyHEMA was used to monitor the suspended cell culture condition in vitro.The invasion and migration abilities of pancreatic cancer cells were detected through Transwell assay...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136407/phospholipase-d-inhibitors-reduce-human-prostate-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-colony-formation
#20
Amanda R Noble, Norman J Maitland, Daniel M Berney, Martin G Rumsby
BACKGROUND: Phospholipases D1 and D2 (PLD1/2) hydrolyse cell membrane glycerophospholipids to generate phosphatidic acid, a signalling lipid, which regulates cell growth and cancer progression through effects on mTOR and PKB/Akt. PLD expression and/or activity is raised in breast, colorectal, gastric, kidney and thyroid carcinomas but its role in prostate cancer (PCa), the major cancer of men in the western world, is unclear. METHODS: PLD1 protein expression in cultured PNT2C2, PNT1A, P4E6, LNCaP, PC3, PC3M, VCaP, 22RV1 cell lines and patient-derived PCa cells was analysed by western blotting...
November 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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