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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923030/patient-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-cancer-research-and-precision-oncology
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Eirini P Papapetrou
Together with recent advances in the processing and culture of human tissue, bioengineering, xenotransplantation and genome editing, Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) present a range of new opportunities for the study of human cancer. Here we discuss the main advantages and limitations of iPSC modeling, and how the method intersects with other patient-derived models of cancer, such as organoids, organs-on-chips and patient-derived xenografts (PDXs). We highlight the opportunities that iPSC models can provide beyond those offered by existing systems and animal models and present current challenges and crucial areas for future improvements toward wider adoption of this technology...
December 6, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922078/malat1-and-hotair-long-non-coding-rnas-play-opposite-role-in-estrogen-mediated-transcriptional-regulation-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Aurora Aiello, Lorenza Bacci, Agnese Re, Cristian Ripoli, Francesco Pierconti, Francesco Pinto, Riccardo Masetti, Claudio Grassi, Carlo Gaetano, Pier Francesco Bassi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Simona Nanni, Antonella Farsetti
In the complex network of nuclear hormone receptors, the long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as critical determinants of hormone action. Here we investigated the involvement of selected cancer-associated lncRNAs in Estrogen Receptor (ER) signaling. Prior studies by Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) Sequencing showed that in prostate cancer cells ERs form a complex with the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and that in turn these complexes associate with chromatin in an estrogen-dependent fashion...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922047/new-arylated-benzo-h-quinolines-induce-anti-cancer-activity-by-oxidative-stress-mediated-dna-damage
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Dharmendra K Yadav, Reeta Rai, Naresh Kumar, Surjeet Singh, Sanjeev Misra, Praveen Sharma, Priyanka Shaw, Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Ricardo L Mancera, Eun Ha Choi, Mi-Hyun Kim, Ramendra Pratap
The anti-cancer activity of the benzo[h]quinolines was evaluated on cultured human skin cancer (G361), lung cancer (H460), breast cancer (MCF7) and colon cancer (HCT116) cell lines. The inhibitory effect of these compounds on the cell growth was determined by the MTT assay. The compounds 3e, 3f, 3h and 3j showed potential cytotoxicity against these human cancer cell lines. Effect of active compounds on DNA oxidation and expression of apoptosis related gene was studied. We also developed a quantitative method to measure the activity of cyclin-dependent kinases-2 (CDK2) by western blotting in the presence of active compound...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921209/a-novel-fluorescent-quantum-dot-probe-for-the-rapid-diagnostic-high-contrast-imaging-of-tumor-in-mice
#4
M Vibin, R Vinayakan, F B Fernandez, Annie John, Annie Abraham
A simple probe - antibody conjugated silica over coated cadmium selenide quantum dots (QD-Ab probe) for efficient and rapid diagnostic in vivo imaging of tumors is developed. Compared to unconjugated quantum dots (QD), these probes underwent efficient cellular internalization and tumor targeting behavior, retaining bright emission under in vivo cancer models. Silica over coated cadmium selenide quantum dots were conjugated with Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody to detect the over expression of EGFR in cancer models...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920947/the-daniel-k-inouye-college-of-pharmacy-scripts-poha-berry-physalis-peruviana-with-potential-anti-inflammatory-and-cancer-prevention-activities
#5
Leng Chee Chang, Mayuramas Sang-Ngern, John M Pezzuto, Carolyn Ma
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, during a historic event in Spring 2016, graduated the first two students in the Pacific region to earn a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. The college offers PhD programs in these five disciplines: Cancer Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, and Pharmacology. One of the Pharmacognosy dissertations focused on plant-derived natural products with potential anti-inflammatory and cancer chemopreventive activities...
November 2016: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920558/monitoring-the-effects-of-doxorubicin-on-3d-spheroid-tumor-cells-in-real-time
#6
NamHuk Baek, Ok Won Seo, MinSung Kim, John Hulme, Seong Soo A An
Recently, increasing numbers of cell culture experiments with 3D spheroids presented better correlating results in vivo than traditional 2D cell culture systems. 3D spheroids could offer a simple and highly reproducible model that would exhibit many characteristics of natural tissue, such as the production of extracellular matrix. In this paper numerous cell lines were screened and selected depending on their ability to form and maintain a spherical shape. The effects of increasing concentrations of doxorubicin (DXR) on the integrity and viability of the selected spheroids were then measured at regular intervals and in real-time...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919951/rho-associated-protein-kinase-rock-inhibitors-inhibit-survivin-expression-and-sensitize-pancreatic-cancer-stem-cells-to-gemcitabine
#7
Hiroyuki Takeda, Masashi Okada, Shuhei Suzuki, Kenta Kuramoto, Hirotsugu Sakaki, Hikaru Watarai, Tomomi Sanomachi, Shizuka Seino, Takashi Yoshioka, Chifumi Kitanaka
BACKGROUND: Targeting pathways regulating survivin expression, which has been implicated in multidrug resistance of cancer cells, is a promising strategy to overcome cancer chemoresistance. To date, the role of rho-associated protein kinases (ROCKs) in survivin expression remains largely unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of ROCK inhibitors Y-27632 and fasudil on survivin expression and cell viability were determined by immunoblot analysis and dye exclusion, respectively, in PANC-1 CSLC, a cancer stem cell line derived from a serum-cultured, gemcitabine-sensitive pancreatic cancer cell line, PANC-1...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919945/the-leloir-pathway-of-galactose-metabolism-a-novel-therapeutic-target-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Manshu Tang, Enoabasi Etokidem, Kent Lai
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal types of cancer worldwide, with poor prognosis and limited treatments. In order to identify novel therapeutic targets that will lead to development of effective therapies with manageable side effects, we tested the hypothesis that knocking-down galactokinase (GALK1) or galactose-1 phosphate uridylyltransferase (GALT) gene expression would control the growth of cultured hepatoma cells. Our results showed small interfering RNA (siRNA) against GALK1 or GALT inhibited the growth of HepG2 cells in culture...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919746/fhod1-formin-is-upregulated-in-melanomas-and-modifies-proliferation-and-tumor-growth
#9
Minna Peippo, Maria Gardberg, Tarja Lamminen, Katja Kaipio, Olli Carpén, Vanina D Heuser
The functional properties of actin-regulating formin proteins are diverse and in many cases cell-type specific. FHOD1, a formin expressed predominantly in cells of mesenchymal lineage, bundles actin filaments and participates in maintenance of cell shape, migration and cellular protrusions. FHOD1 participates in cancer-associated epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) in oral squamous cell carcinoma and breast cancer. The role of FHOD1 in melanomas has not been characterized. Here, we show that FHOD1 expression is typically strong in cutaneous melanomas and cultured melanoma cells while the expression is low or absent in benign nevi...
December 2, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919745/biomechanics-of-cell-reorientation-in-a-three-dimensional-matrix-under-compression
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Lijie Yang, Léolène Jean Carrington, Begum Erdogan, Mingfang Ao, Bryson M Brewer, Donna J Webb, Deyu Li
Although a number of studies have reported that cells cultured on a stretchable substrate align away from or perpendicular to the stretch direction, how cells sense and respond to compression in a three-dimensional (3D) matrix remains an open question. We analyzed the reorientation of human prostatic normal tissue fibroblasts (NAFs) and cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in response to 3D compression using a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) method. Results show that NAFs align to specific angles upon compression while CAFs exhibit a random distribution...
December 2, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919179/an-analysis-of-the-role-of-follicular-lymphoma-associated-fibroblasts-to-promote-tumor-cell-viability-following-drug-induced-apoptosis
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Annette M Staiger, Jasmin Duppel, Michael A Dengler, Heiko van der Kuip, Matthias C Vöhringer, Walter E Aulitzky, Andreas Rosenwald, German Ott, Heike Horn
Treatment response of follicular lymphomas (FL) is highly variable. We, therefore, investigated the role of FL cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) on tumor cell viability, in particular in response to treatment with cytotoxic drugs. Stromal cells outgrown from FL patients were characterized and pure CAF populations were co-cultivated with FL cells. To analyze fibroblast-mediated effects, cells in co-culture were treated with ABT-737 and Bortezomib. The adherent cell population was positive for all fibroblastic markers tested and showed increased mRNA-expression of the activation marker FAP...
December 6, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918556/effects-of-fatty-acid-synthase-inhibitors-on-lymphatic-vessels-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study-in-a-melanoma-model
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Débora C Bastos, Jenny Paupert, Catherine Maillard, Fabiana Seguin, Marco A Carvalho, Michelle Agostini, Ricardo D Coletta, Agnès Noël, Edgard Graner
Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is responsible for the endogenous production of fatty acids from acetyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA. Its overexpression is associated with poor prognosis in human cancers including melanomas. Our group has previously shown that the inhibition of FASN with orlistat reduces spontaneous lymphatic metastasis in experimental B16-F10 melanomas, which is a consequence, at least in part, of the reduction of proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Here, we sought to investigate the effects of pharmacological FASN inhibition on lymphatic vessels by using cell culture and mouse models...
December 5, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918539/rapidly-evolving-homing-crispr-barcodes
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Reza Kalhor, Prashant Mali, George M Church
We present an approach for engineering evolving DNA barcodes in living cells. A homing guide RNA (hgRNA) scaffold directs the Cas9-hgRNA complex to the DNA locus of the hgRNA itself. We show that this homing CRISPR-Cas9 system acts as an expressed genetic barcode that diversifies its sequence and that the rate of diversification can be controlled in cultured cells. We further evaluate these barcodes in cell populations and show that they can be used to record lineage history and that the barcode RNA can be amplified in situ, a prerequisite for in situ sequencing...
December 5, 2016: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918471/polyphenols-and-dna-damage-a-mixed-blessing
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REVIEW
Amaya Azqueta, Andrew Collins
Polyphenols are a very broad group of chemicals, widely distributed in plant foods, and endowed with antioxidant activity by virtue of their numerous phenol groups. They are widely studied as putative cancer-protective agents, potentially contributing to the cancer preventive properties of fruits and vegetables. We review recent publications relating to human trials, animal experiments and cell culture, grouping them according to whether polyphenols are investigated in whole foods and drinks, in plant extracts, or as individual compounds...
December 3, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918237/gpx3-promoter-methylation-predicts-platinum-sensitivity-in-colorectal-cancer
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Lorraine Pelosof, Sashidhar Yerram, Todd Armstrong, Nina Chu, Ludmila Danilova, Breann Yanagisawa, Manuel Hidalgo, Nilofer Azad, James G Herman
Epigenetic control of gene expression is a major determinant of tumor phenotype and has been found to influence sensitivity to individual chemotherapeutic agents. Glutathione peroxidase 3 (GPX3, plasma glutathione peroxidase) is a key component of cellular antioxidant regulation and its gene has been reported to be methylated in specific tumor types. GPX3 role in oxidative damage has been associated with sensitivity to platinums in other tumors but its importance in colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been determined...
December 5, 2016: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917791/investigation-of-the-expression-of-rif1-gene-on-head-and-neck-pancreatic-and-brain-cancer-and-cancer-stem-cells
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Hacer E GursesCila, Muradiye Acar, Furkan B Barut, Mehmet Gunduz, Reidar Grenman, Esra Gunduz
PURPOSE: Recent studies have shown that cancer stem cells are resistant to chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to compare RIF1 gene expression in head and neck, pancreatic cancer and glioma cell lines and the cancer stem cells isolated from these cell lines. METHODS: UT-SCC-74 from Turku University and UT-SCC-74B primary tumor metastasis and neck cancer cell lines, YKG-1 glioma cancer cell line from RIKEN, pancreatic cancer cell lines and ASPC-1 cells from ATCC were grown in cell culture...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917408/prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-targeted-polymersomes-for-delivering-mocetinostat-and-docetaxel-to-prostate-cancer-cell-spheroids
#17
Fataneh Karandish, Manas K Haldar, Seungyong You, Amanda E Brooks, Benjamin D Brooks, Bin Guo, Yongki Choi, Sanku Mallik
Prostate cancer cells overexpress the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) receptors on the surface. Targeting the PSMA receptor creates a unique opportunity for drug delivery. Docetaxel is a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for treating metastatic and androgen-independent prostate cancer, and mocetinostat is a potent inhibitor of class I histone deacetylases. In this study, we prepared reduction-sensitive polymersomes presenting folic acid on the surface and encapsulating either docetaxel or mocetinostat...
November 30, 2016: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916907/metformin-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-pkm2-relative-mtor-p70s6k-signaling-pathway-in-cervical-carcinoma-cells
#18
Keyan Cheng, Min Hao
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a prominent role in tumorigenesis. Metformin exerts antitumorigenic effects in various cancers. This study investigated the mechanisms of metformin in TGF-β1-induced Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cervical carcinoma cells. METHODS: cells were cultured with 10 ng/mL TGF-β1 to induce EMT and treated with or without metformin. Cell viability was evaluated by CCK-8 (Cell Counting Kit 8, CCK-8) assay; apoptosis were analyzed by flow cytometry; cell migration was evaluated by wound-healing assay...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916739/bioengineered-tumoral-microtissues-recapitulate-desmoplastic-reaction-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Virginia Brancato, Valentina Comunanza, Giorgia Imparato, Davide Corà, Francesco Urciuolo, Alessio Noghero, Federico Bussolino, Paolo A Netti
: Many of the existing three-dimensional (3D) cancer models in vitro fail to represent the entire complex tumor microenvironment composed of cells and extra cellular matrix (ECM) and do not allow a reliable study of the tumoral features and progression. In this paper we reported a strategy to produce 3D in vitro microtissues of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) for studying the desmoplastic reaction activated by the stroma-cancer crosstalk. Human PDAC microtissues were obtained by co-culturing pancreatic cancer cells (PT45) and normal or cancer-associated fibroblasts within biodegradable microcarriers in a spinner flask bioreactor...
December 1, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916538/myofibroblasts-derived-from-hepatic-progenitor-cells-create-the-tumor-microenvironment
#20
Sayaka Sekiya, Shizuka Miura, Kanae Matsuda-Ito, Atsushi Suzuki
Hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) appear in response to several types of chronic injury in the human and rodent liver that often develop into liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and primary liver cancers. However, the contribution of HPCs to the pathogenesis and progression of such liver diseases remains controversial. HPCs are generally defined as cells that can differentiate into hepatocytes and cholangiocytes. In this study, however, we found that HPCs isolated from the chronically injured liver can also give rise to myofibroblasts as a third type of descendant...
November 26, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
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