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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427147/brca1-controls-the-cell-division-axis-and-governs-ploidy-and-phenotype-in-human-mammary-cells
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Zhengcheng He, Nagarajan Kannan, Oksana Nemirovsky, Helen Chen, Marisa Connell, Brian Taylor, Jihong Jiang, Linda M Pilarski, Markus C Fleisch, Dieter Niederacher, Miguel Angel Pujana, Connie J Eaves, Christopher A Maxwell
BRCA1 deficiency may perturb the differentiation hierarchy present in the normal mammary gland and is associated with the genesis of breast cancers that are genomically unstable and typically display a basal-like transcriptome. Oriented cell division is a mechanism known to regulate cell fates and to restrict tumor formation. We now show that the cell division axis is altered following shRNA-mediated BRCA1 depletion in immortalized but non-tumorigenic, or freshly isolated normal human mammary cells with graded consequences in progeny cells that include aneuploidy, perturbation of cell polarity in spheroid cultures, and a selective loss of cells with luminal features...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426725/dynamic-regulation-of-pin1-expression-and-function-during-zebrafish-development
#2
Maria Solange Ibarra, Carla Borini Etichetti, Carolina Di Benedetto, Germán L Rosano, Ezequiel Margarit, Giannino Del Sal, Marina Mione, Javier Girardini
The prolyl isomerase Pin1 plays a key role in the modulation of proline-directed phosphorylation signaling by inducing local conformational changes in phosphorylated protein substrates. Extensive studies showed different roles for Pin1 in physiological processes and pathological conditions such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. However, there are still several unanswered questions regarding its biological role. Notably, despite evidences from cultured cells showing that Pin1 expression and activity may be regulated by different mechanisms, little is known on their relevance in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426690/phenotypic-characterization-and-anticancer-capacity-of-cd8-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-after-antigen-induced-expansion
#3
Jianhua Liu, Lu Wang, Yaoling Wang, Wenjie Zhang, Yilin Cao
Cytokine-induced killer cells (CIK) have been used in clinic for adoptive immunotherapy in a variety of malignant tumors and have improved the prognosis of cancer patients. However, there are individual differences in the CIK cell preparations including the obvious differences in the ratio of effector CIK cells among different cancer patients. Infusion of such heterogeneous immune cell preparation is an important factor that would affect the therapeutic efficacy. We report here the enrichment and expansion of CD8+ cells from CIK cells cultured for one week using magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426320/transient-exposure-to-androgens-induces-a-remarkable-self-sustained-quiescent-state-in-dispersed-prostate-cancer-cells
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Anh Thu Bui, Meng-Er Huang, Maryline Havard, Fanny Laurent-Tchenio, François Dautry, Thierry Tchenio
Cellular quiescence is a reversible cell growth arrest that is often assumed to require a persistence of non-permissive external growth conditions for its maintenance. In this work, we showed that androgen could induce a quiescent state that is self-sustained in a cell-autonomous manner through a "hit and run" mechanism in androgen receptor-expressing prostate cancer cells. This phenomenon required the set-up of a sustained redox imbalance and TGFβ/BMP signaling that were dependent on culturing cells at low density...
April 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426154/transparent-and-gas-permeable-liquid-marbles-for-culturing-and-drug-sensitivity-test-of-tumor-spheroids
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Hualin Li, Peng Liu, Guneet Kaur, Xi Yao, Mengsu Yang
Transparent nanoparticle-based liquid marbles with high gas-permeability are prepared to culture tumor spheroids in 3D without the need of supplementary growth factor. The culturing process of spheroids from a population of cancer cells or a single cell in the transparent liquid marbles can be optically recorded continuously. Compared to monolayer cells and spheroids generated in multiwell plate, tumor spheroids cultured in the liquid marbles show enhanced viability under the treatment of chemotherapeutic drugs and small interfering RNA...
April 20, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425453/aptamer-mediated-impairment-of-egfr-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-complex-inhibits-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-growth-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Simona Camorani, Elvira Crescenzi, Matteo Gramanzini, Monica Fedele, Antonella Zannetti, Laura Cerchia
Current treatment options for triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) is limited by the absence of well-defined biomarkers, excluding a targeted therapy. Notably, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in a great proportion of TNBCs and is a negative prognostic factor. In clinical trials, however, existing EGFR inhibitors showed disappointing outcome. Oligonucleotide aptamers are a valid alternative to antibodies for diagnostic and therapeutic uses. Here, we prove that, when applied to aggressive TNBC cell lines with unique stem-like plasticity, the anti-EGFR CL4 aptamer, but not erlotinib or cetuximab, prevents the vasculogenic mimicry (VM) capability of the cells and destroys previously formed channels in three-dimensional culture...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424766/the-need-for-hematology-nurse-education-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-community-case-study-in-tanzania
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Julie M Buser
Hematology-related diseases, such as anemia, malaria, sickle cell disease (SCD), and blood cancers, have differing rates of survival between high-income and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Nurses in LMICs have an unmet need for specialty training and education to address hematology and hemato-oncology disorders. A gap in the literature exists about hematology nurse education and clinical service demands in LMICs. This community case study documents a collaborative hematology and basic hemato-oncology education program to sustainably strengthen nurse capacity at a national referral hospital and university in Tanzania...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424555/hmgb1-is-negatively-correlated-with-the-development-of-endometrial-carcinoma-and-prevents-cancer-cell-invasion-and-metastasis-by-inhibiting-the-process-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Xiaorong Luan, Chunjing Ma, Ping Wang, Fenglan Lou
High-mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1), a nuclear protein that plays a significant role in DNA architecture and transcription, was correlated with the progression of some types of cancer. However, the role of HMGB1 in endometrial cancer cell invasion and metastasis remains unexplored. HMGB1 expression was initially assessed by immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) in normal endometrial tissue and endometrial carcinoma tissue. High expressions of HMGB1 protein were detected in normal endometrial tissues; however, in endometrial cancer tissues, the expressions of HMGB1 were found to be very weak...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424427/nos2-expression-in-glioma-cell-lines-and-glioma-primary-cell-cultures-correlation-with-neurosphere-generation-and-sox-2-expression
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Paola Palumbo, Gianfranca Miconi, Benedetta Cinque, Francesca Lombardi, Cristina La Torre, Soheila Raysi Dehcordi, Renato Galzio, Annamaria Cimini, Antonio Giordano, Maria Grazia Cifone
Nitric oxide has been implicated in biology and progression of glioblastoma (GBM) being able to influence the cellular signal depending on the concentration and duration of cell exposure. NOS2 (inducible nitric oxide synthase) have been proposed as a component of molecular profile of several tumors, including glioma, one of the most aggressive primary brain tumor featuring local cancer stem cells responsible for enhanced resistance to therapies and for tumor recurrence. Here, we investigated the NOS2 mRNA expression by reverse transcription-PCR in human glioma primary cultures at several grade of malignancy and glioma stem cell (GSC) derived neurospheres...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424417/mesenchymal-stem-cells-differentially-affect-the-invasion-of-distinct-glioblastoma-cell-lines
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Barbara Breznik, Helena Motaln, Miloš Vittori, Ana Rotter, Tamara Lah Turnšek
Glioblastoma multiforme are an aggressive form of brain tumors that are characterized by distinct invasion of single glioblastoma cells, which infiltrate the brain parenchyma. This appears to be stimulated by the communication between cancer and stromal cells. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are part of the glioblastoma microenvironment, and their 'cross-talk' with glioblastoma cells is still poorly understood. Here, we examined the effects of bone marrow-derived MSCs on two different established glioblastoma cell lines U87 and U373...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424201/pik3ca-mutations-contribute-to-acquired-cetuximab-resistance-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
#11
Jian Ming Xu, Yan Wang, You-Liang Wang, Yan Wang, Tao Liu, Ming Ni, Man-Sheng Li, Li Lin, Fei-Jiao Ge, Chun Gong, Jun-Yan Gu, Ru Jia, He-Fei Wang, Yu Ling Chen, Rong-Rui Liu, Chuan-Hua Zhao, Zhao-Li Tan, Yang Jin, Yunping Zhu, Shuji Ogino, Zhi Rong Qian
<p>Mutations in KRAS are considered to be the main drivers of acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) blockade in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). However, the potential roles of other genes downstream of the EGFR signaling pathway in conferring acquired resistance has not been extensively investigated.</p> <br /><br />Experimental Design: <p>Using circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) from patients with mCRC and with acquired cetuximab resistance, we developed a targeted amplicon ultra-deep sequencing method to screen for low-abundance somatic mutations in a panel of genes that encode components of the EGFR signaling pathway...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423706/identification-of-ras-suppressor-1-rsu-1-as-a-potential-breast-cancer-metastasis-biomarker-using-a-three-dimensional-in-vitro-approach
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Vasiliki Gkretsi, Andreas Stylianou, Maria Louca, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignant disease in women, with most patients dying from metastasis to distant organs, making discovery of novel metastasis biomarkers and therapeutic targets imperative. Extracellular matrix (ECM)-related adhesion proteins as well as tumor matrix stiffness are important determinants for metastasis. As traditional two-dimensional culture does not take into account ECM stiffness, we employed 3-dimensional collagen I gels of increasing concentration and stiffness to embed BC cells of different invasiveness (MCF-7, MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-231-LM2) or tumor spheroids...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423700/hla-class-i-loss-in-metachronous-metastases-prevents-continuous-t-cell-recognition-of-mutated-neoantigens-in-a-human-melanoma-model
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Barbara Schrörs, Silke Lübcke, Volker Lennerz, Martina Fatho, Anne Bicker, Catherine Wölfel, Patrick Derigs, Thomas Hankeln, Dirk Schadendorf, Annette Paschen, Thomas Wölfel
T lymphocytes against tumor-specific mutated neoantigens can induce tumor regression. Also, the size of the immunogenic cancer mutanome is supposed to correlate with the clinical efficacy of checkpoint inhibition. Herein, we studied the susceptibility of tumor cell lines from lymph node metastases occurring in a melanoma patient over several years towards blood-derived, neoantigen-specific CD8+ T cells. In contrast to a cell line established during early stage III disease, all cell lines generated at later time points from stage IV metastases exhibited partial or complete loss of HLA class I expression...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423628/benzyl-isothiocyanate-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-initiated-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Ji-Fan Lin, Te-Fu Tsai, Shan-Che Yang, Yi-Chia Lin, Hung-En Chen, Kuang-Yu Chou, Thomas I-Sheng Hwang
Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) in cruciferous plants, which are part of the human diet, has been shown to induce apoptosis in various types of cancer. In this study, we show that BITC effectively suppresses the growth of cultured human prostate cancer cells (CRW-22Rv1 and PC3) by causing mitochondrial membrane potential loss, caspase 3/7 activation and DNA fragmentation. Furthermore, BITC induces ROS generation in these cells. The induction of apoptosis by BITC was significantly attenuated in the presence of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and catalase (CAT), well-studied ROS scavengers...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423532/implication-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-c-in-revealing-diagnostic-lymphangiogenic-markers-in-node-positive-bladder-cancer
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Cédric Poyet, Linto Thomas, Tobias M Benoit, David Aquino Delmo, Laura Luberto, Irina Banzola, Michèle S Günthart, Giovanni Sais, Daniel Eberli, Tullio Sulser, Maurizio Provenzano
Several lymphangiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs), have been found to drive the development of lymphatic metastasis in bladder cancer (BCa).Here, we have analyzed the gene expression of lymphangiogenic factors in tissue specimens from 12 non-muscle invasive bladder cancers (NMIBC) and 11 muscle invasive bladder cancers (MIBC), considering tumor and tumor-adjacent normal bladder areas obtained from the same organs. We then compared the results observed in patients with those obtained after treating human primary bladder microvascular endothelial cells (MEC) with either direct stimulation with VEGF-A or VEGF-C or by co-culturing (trans-well assay) MEC with bladder cancer cell lines varying in VEGF-A and VEGF-C production based on tumor grade...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423519/vitamin-d-and-vdr-in-cancer-cachexia-and-muscle-regeneration
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Andrea Camperi, Fabrizio Pin, Domiziana Costamagna, Fabio Penna, Maria Lopez Menduina, Zaira Aversa, Teresa Zimmers, Roberto Verzaro, Raffaella Fittipaldi, Giuseppina Caretti, Francesco Maria Baccino, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Paola Costelli
Low circulating levels of vitamin D were associated with decreased muscle strength and physical performance. Along this line, the present study was aimed to investigate: i) the therapeutic potential of vitamin D in cancer-induced muscle wasting; ii) the mechanisms by which vitamin D affects muscle phenotype in tumor-bearing animals.Rats bearing the AH130 hepatoma showed decreased circulating vitamin D compared to control rats, while muscle vitamin D receptor (VDR) mRNA was up-regulated. Both circulating vitamin D and muscle VDR expression increased after vitamin D administration, without exerting appreciable effects on body weight and muscle mass...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423497/drp1-dependent-mitophagy-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-apoptosis-of-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-improving-mitochondrial-function
#17
Chuanyan Zhao, Zhuyun Chen, Jia Qi, Suyan Duan, Zhimin Huang, Chengning Zhang, Lin Wu, Ming Zeng, Bo Zhang, Ningning Wang, Huijuan Mao, Aihua Zhang, Changying Xing, Yanggang Yuan
Cisplatin chemotherapy often causes acute kidney injury (AKI) in cancer patients. There is increasing evidence that mitochondrial dysfunction plays an important role in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. Degradation of damaged mitochondria is carried out by mitophagy. Although mitophagy is considered of particular importance in protecting against AKI, little is known of the precise role of mitophagy and its molecular mechanisms during cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. Also, evidence that activation of mitophagy improved mitochondrial function is lacking...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423494/control-of-long-distance-cell-to-cell-communication-and-autophagosome-transfer-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-tunneling-nanotubes
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Inés Sáenz-de-Santa-María, Cristóbal Bernardo-Castiñeira, Eduardo Enciso, Inmaculada García-Moreno, Jose Luis Chiara, Carlos Suarez, María-Dolores Chiara
Tunneling nanotubes (TnTs) are thin channels that temporally connect nearby cells allowing the cell-to-cell trafficking of biomolecules and organelles. The presence or absence of TnTs in human neoplasms and the mechanisms of TnT assembly remains largely unexplored. In this study, we have identified TnTs in tumor cells derived from squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) cultured under bi-dimensional and tri-dimensional conditions and also in human SCC tissues. Our study demonstrates that TnTs are not specific of epithelial or mesenchymal phenotypes and allow the trafficking of endosomal/lysosomal vesicles, mitochondria, and autophagosomes between both types of cells...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423035/genetic-profiling-of-putative-breast-cancer-stem-cells-from-malignant-pleural-effusions
#19
Verena Tiran, Stefanie Stanzer, Ellen Heitzer, Michael Meilinger, Christopher Rossmann, Sigurd Lax, Oleksiy Tsybrovskyy, Nadia Dandachi, Marija Balic
A common symptom during late stage breast cancer disease is pleural effusion, which is related to poor prognosis. Malignant cells can be detected in pleural effusions indicating metastatic spread from the primary tumor site. Pleural effusions have been shown to be a useful source for studying metastasis and for isolating cells with putative cancer stem cell (CSC) properties. For the present study, pleural effusion aspirates from 17 metastatic breast cancer patients were processed to propagate CSCs in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422283/agarose-hydrogel-induced-mcf-7-and-bmg-1-cell-line-progressive-3d-and-3d-revert-cultures
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Aishwarya Subramaniyan, Maddaly Ravi
3D culture systems have enhanced the utility of cancer cell lines as they are considered closer to the in vivo systems. A variety of changes are induced in cells cultured in 3D systems; an apparent and striking feature being the spontaneous acquisition of distinct morphological entities. 3D reverts (3DRs) can be obtained by introducing 3D aggregates in scaffold/matrix-free culture units. It could be seen that the two cell lines used in this study exhibited differences in 3DR structures, though both were cultured on agarose hydrogels...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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