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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734227/continuous-delivery-of-neutralizing-antibodies-elevate-ccl2-levels-in-mice-bearing-mcf10ca1d-breast-tumor-xenografts
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Min Yao, Curtis Smart, Qingting Hu, Nikki Cheng
Chemokines are small soluble molecules that play critical roles in wound healing, infection, and cancer progression. In particular, overexpression of the C-C motif chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) in multiple cancer types correlates with poor patient prognosis. Animal studies have shown that CCL2 signals to macrophages and breast cancer cells to promote tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis, indicating that CCL2 is a promising therapeutic target. However, the effectiveness of human-specific neutralizing antibodies has not been fully evaluated...
July 19, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734180/bottom-up-assembly-of-salivary-gland-microtissues-for-assessing-myoepithelial-cell-function
#2
Tugba Ozdemir, Padma Pradeepa Srinivasan, Daniel R Zakheim, Daniel A Harrington, Robert L Witt, Mary C Farach-Carson, Xinqiao Jia, Swati Pradhan-Bhatt
Myoepithelial cells are flat, stellate cells present in exocrine tissues including the salivary glands. While myoepithelial cells have been studied extensively in mammary and lacrimal gland tissues, less is known of the function of myoepithelial cells derived from human salivary glands. Several groups have isolated tumorigenic myoepithelial cells from cancer specimens, however, only one report has demonstrated isolation of normal human salivary myoepithelial cells needed for use in salivary gland tissue engineering applications...
July 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732383/radiation-alters-pd-l1-nkg2d-ligand-levels-in-lung-cancer-cells-and-leads-to-immune-escape-from-nk-cell-cytotoxicity-via-il-6-mek-erk-signaling-pathway
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Ming Jing Shen, Li Jun Xu, Li Yang, Ying Tsai, Peter C Keng, Yongbing Chen, Soo Ok Lee, Yuhchyau Chen
We investigated whether radiation influences the susceptibility of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells to NK cell mediated cytotoxicity. We found radiation treatment increased expression of programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1), but decreased NK group 2, member D (NKG2D) ligand expressions in A549 and H157 NSCLC cells. Both types of changes would have protected tumor cells from the cytotoxic action of NK cells. Consistently, we detected similar alteration in these molecules in radioresistant A549R26-1 and H157R24-1 subline cells...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731463/peroxisomes-protect-lymphoma-cells-from-hdac-inhibitor-mediated-apoptosis
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Michael S Dahabieh, ZongYi Ha, Erminia Di Pietro, Jessica N Nichol, Alicia M Bolt, Christophe Goncalves, Daphné Dupéré-Richer, Filippa Pettersson, Koren K Mann, Nancy E Braverman, Sonia V Del Rincón, Wilson H Miller
Peroxisomes are a critical rheostat of reactive oxygen species (ROS), yet their role in drug sensitivity and resistance remains unexplored. Gene expression analysis of clinical lymphoma samples suggests that peroxisomes are involved in mediating drug resistance to the histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) Vorinostat (Vor), which promotes ROS-mediated apoptosis. Vor augments peroxisome numbers in cultured lymphoma cells, concomitant with increased levels of peroxisomal proteins PEX3, PEX11B, and PMP70. Genetic inhibition of peroxisomes, using PEX3 knockdown, reveals that peroxisomes protect lymphoma cells against Vor-mediated cell death...
July 21, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731323/analyzing-liposomal-drug-delivery-systems-in-three-dimensional-cell-culture-models-using-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry
#5
Jessica K Lukowski, Eric M Weaver, Amanda B Hummon
Cancer chemotherapeutics often fail to reach all diseased cells. To help solve this problem, researchers are investigating novel drug delivery systems. Liposomes are an attractive option due to their low toxicity, high biocompatibility, and potential to carry a large amount of a drug to the tumor site, all while avoiding being eliminated from the body. This study evaluates the penetration of doxorubicin-encased liposomes into three-dimensional cell cultures, or spheroids. Liposomes composed of lipids containing head groups of phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), and cholesterol were created by extrusion...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731226/curcumin-converts-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-to-t-helper-1-cells-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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JianYong Zou, ChunHua Su, HongHe Luo, YiYan Lei, Bo Zeng, HaoShuai Zhu, ZhenGuang Chen
The regulatory T cells (Treg) play an important role in the tumor tolerance. The methods to regulate the Treg population in cancer-bearing hosts are limited currently. The effect of curcumin on inhibiting cancer has been recognized, but the mechanism remains elusive. This study tests a hypothesis that administration of curcumin down regulates Tregs in lung cancer (LC) patients. In this study, a group of LC patients was treated with curcumin. The peripheral Tregs and T helper (Th) 1 cells were analyzed by flow cytometry...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730808/determination-of-the-relationship-between-expression-and-functional-activity-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-1-using-scanning-electrochemical-microscopy
#7
David Polcari, Javier Alejandro Hernandez-Castro, Kebin Li, Matthias Geissler, Janine Mauzeroll
Cancer cells can develop multidrug resistance (MDR) after prolonged exposure to chemotherapeutic drugs, which is a severe impediment to successful treatment. MDR is typically associated with transmembrane proteins mediating efflux of administered drugs, thereby keeping their intracellular concentration below the threshold required to kill cells. Although expression assays based on flow cytometry and immunostaining have shown that multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) is prevalent in many cancer types, the functional activity of this efflux pump is more difficult to elucidate, especially at the single-cell level...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730469/optogenetic-control-of-ras-erk-signaling-using-the-phy-pif-system
#8
Alexander G Goglia, Maxwell Z Wilson, Daniel B DiGiorno, Jared E Toettcher
The Ras/Erk signaling pathway plays a central role in diverse cellular processes ranging from development to immune cell activation to neural plasticity to cancer. In recent years, this pathway has been widely studied using live-cell fluorescent biosensors, revealing complex Erk dynamics that arise in many cellular contexts. Yet despite these high-resolution tools for measurement, the field has lacked analogous tools for control over Ras/Erk signaling in live cells. Here, we provide detailed methods for one such tool based on the optical control of Ras activity, which we call "Opto-SOS...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730444/oxime-ether-lipids-as-transfection-agents-assembly-and-complexation-with-sirna
#9
Anu Puri, Serena Zampino, Mathias Viard, Bruce A Shapiro
RNAi-based therapeutic approaches to combat cancer and other diseases are currently an area of great interest. However, practical applications of this approach rely on optimal tools to carry and deliver siRNA to the desired site. Oxime ether lipids (OELs) are a class of molecules among other various carriers being examined for siRNA delivery. OELs, relatively new candidates, belong to a class of non-glycerol based lipids and have begun to claim their place as an siRNA delivery carrier in the field of RNAi therapy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730338/jagged1-promotes-aromatase-inhibitor-resistance-by-modulating-tumor-associated-macrophage-differentiation-in-breast-cancer-patients
#10
Hang Liu, Jingxuan Wang, Minghui Zhang, Qijia Xuan, Zhipeng Wang, Xin Lian, Qingyuan Zhang
PURPOSE: Endocrine resistance limits the efficacy of anti-estrogen therapies. Notch signaling is involved in modulating tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) differentiation and is upregulated in endocrine-resistant breast cancer cells. Here, we analyzed the role of Jagged1 in the regulation of TAM polarization to investigate whether the Jagged1-Notch pathway promotes the acquisition of aromatase inhibitor (AI) resistance by upregulating TAM infiltration. METHODS: The Jagged1 expression levels and M2 TAM infiltration density, in 203 tumor samples from ER-positive postmenopausal patients, who received AI treatment, were evaluated by immunohistochemical staining and the results were compared with clincopathological parameters and survival...
July 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729866/cytokine-induced-killer-cells-as-pharmacological-tools-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#11
REVIEW
Xingchun Gao, Yajing Mi, Na Guo, Hao Xu, Lixian Xu, Xingchun Gou, Weilin Jin
Cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells are a heterogeneous population of effector CD3(+)CD56(+) natural killer T cells, which can be easily expanded in vitro from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. CIK cells work as pharmacological tools for cancer immunotherapy as they exhibit MHC-unrestricted, safe, and effective antitumor activity. Much effort has been made to improve CIK cells cytotoxicity and treatments of CIK cells combined with other antitumor therapies are applied. This review summarizes some strategies, including the combination of CIK with additional cytokines, dendritic cells, check point inhibitors, antibodies, chemotherapeutic agents, nanomedicines, and engineering CIK cells with a chimeric antigen receptor...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729699/pten-foxo3-akt-pathway-regulates-cell-death-and-mediates-morphogenetic-differentiation-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-under-simulated-microgravity
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Raj Pranap Arun, Divya Sivanesan, Prasanna Vidyasekar, Rama Shanker Verma
Gravity is a major physical factor determining the stress and strain around cells. Both in space experiments and ground simulation, change in gravity impacts the viability and function of various types of cells as well as in vivo conditions. Cancer cells have been shown to die under microgravity. This can be exploited for better understanding of the biology and identification of novel avenues for therapeutic intervention. Here, we described the effect of microgravity simulated using Rotational Cell Culture System-High Aspect Ratio Vessel (RCCS-HARV) on the viability and morphological changes of colorectal cancer cells...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729624/taxanes-and-platinum-derivatives-impair-schwann-cells-via-distinct-mechanisms
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Satoshi Imai, Madoka Koyanagi, Ziauddin Azimi, Yui Nakazato, Mayuna Matsumoto, Takashi Ogihara, Atsushi Yonezawa, Tomohiro Omura, Shunsaku Nakagawa, Shuji Wakatsuki, Toshiyuki Araki, Shuji Kaneko, Takayuki Nakagawa, Kazuo Matsubara
Impairment of peripheral neurons by anti-cancer agents, including taxanes and platinum derivatives, has been considered to be a major cause of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), however, the precise underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we examined the direct effects of anti-cancer agents on Schwann cells. Exposure of primary cultured rat Schwann cells to paclitaxel (0.01 μM), cisplatin (1 μM), or oxaliplatin (3 μM) for 48 h induced cytotoxicity and reduced myelin basic protein expression at concentrations lower than those required to induce neurotoxicity in cultured rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727740/genetically-engineered-suicide-gene-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-using-a-tet-on-system-for-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
#14
Senthilkumar Kalimuthu, Ji Min Oh, Prakash Gangadaran, Liya Zhu, Ho Won Lee, Yong Hyun Jeon, Shin Young Jeong, Sang-Woo Lee, Jaetae Lee, Byeong-Cheol Ahn
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is the most aggressive malignancy of the thyroid, during which undifferentiated tumors arise from the thyroid follicular epithelium. ATC has a very poor prognosis due to its aggressive behavior and poor response to conventional therapies. Gene-directed enzyme/prodrug therapy using genetically engineered mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) is a promising therapeutic strategy. The doxycycline (DOX)-controlled Tet inducible system is the most widely utilized regulatory system and could be a useful tool for therapeutic gene-based therapies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726916/a-novel-3-d-bio-microfluidic-system-mimicking-in-vivo-heterogeneous-tumour-microstructures-reveals-complex-tumour-stroma-interactions
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Qihui Fan, Ruchuan Liu, Yang Jiao, Chunxiu Tian, James D Farrell, Wenwen Diao, Xiaochen Wang, Fengrong Zhang, Wei Yuan, Haibo Han, Jinfeng Chen, Yue Yang, Xixiang Zhang, Fangfu Ye, Ming Li, Zhongcan Ouyang, Liyu Liu
A 3-D microfluidic system consisting of microchamber arrays embedded in a collagen hydrogel with tuneable biochemical gradients that mimics the tumour microenvironment of mammary glands was constructed for the investigation on the interactions between invasive breast cancer cells and stromal cells. The hollow microchambers in collagen provide a very similar 3-D environment to that in vivo that regulates collective cellular dynamics and behaviour, while the microfluidic channels surrounding the collagen microchamber arrays allow one to impose complex concentration gradients of specific biological molecules or drugs...
July 20, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726849/o2-controllable-hydrogels-for-studying-cellular-responses-to-hypoxic-gradients-in-three-dimensions-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#16
Daniel M Lewis, Michael R Blatchley, Kyung Min Park, Sharon Gerecht
Oxygen (O2) acts as a potent upstream regulator of cell function. In both physiological and pathophysiological microenvironments, the O2 concentration is not uniformly distributed but instead follows a gradient that depends on distance from oxygen-carrying blood vessels. Such gradients have a particularly important role in development, tissue regeneration, and tumor growth. In this protocol, we describe how to use our previously reported gelatin-based O2-controllable hydrogels that can provide hypoxic microenvironments in vitro...
August 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726781/autophagy-inhibition-reduces-chemoresistance-and-tumorigenic-potential-of-human-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells
#17
Anna Pagotto, Giorgia Pilotto, Elena Laura Mazzoldi, Maria Ornella Nicoletto, Simona Frezzini, Anna Pastò, Alberto Amadori
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is one of the most malignant gynecological tumors with a high mortality rate owing to tumor relapse after anticancer therapies. It is widely accepted that a rare tumor cell population, known as cancer stem cells (CSC), is responsible for tumor progression and relapse; intriguingly, these cells are able to survive nutrient starvation (such as in vitro culture in the absence of glucose) and chemotherapy treatment. Recent data also indicated that chemotherapy resistance is associated with autophagy activation...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726765/oleic-acid-uptake-reveals-the-rescued-enterocyte-phenotype-of-colon-cancer-caco-2-by-ht29-mtx-cells-in-co-culture-mode
#18
Emmanuelle Berger, Merian Nassra, Claude Atgié, Pascale Plaisancié, Alain Géloën
Gastrointestinal epithelium is the unique route for nutrients and for many pharmaceuticals to enter the body. The present study aimed to analyze precisely whether co-culture of two colon cancer cell lines, mucus-producing cells HT29-MTX and enterocyte-like Caco-2 cells, ameliorate differentiation into an in vitro intestinal barrier model and the signaling pathways involved. Differentiated Caco-2 cells gene datasets were compared first to intestinal or cancer phenotypes and second to signaling pathway gene datasets...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726187/best-practices-for-media-selection-for-mammalian-cells
#19
REVIEW
Paul J Price
Cell culture medium is a complex mixture of nutrients and growth factors that, along with the physical environment, can either help or destroy your experiment or production run. Nutritional requirements differ with different cell types and functions, as do optimal pH and osmolality. As cell growth proceeds, different cells will utilize amino acids and other components at different rates. By controlling for ammonia, free radicals, heavy metal toxicity, pH shifts, fluctuations in osmolality, nutrient depletion, and chemical and biological contaminants, you will optimize the chances of success...
July 19, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725490/muc1-o-glycosylation-contributes-to-anoikis-resistance-in-epithelial-cancer-cells
#20
Tushar Piyush, Jonathan M Rhodes, Lu-Gang Yu
Anoikis is a fundamental cellular process for maintaining tissue homeostasis. Resistance to anoikis is a hallmark of oncogenic epithelial-mesenchymal transition and is a pre-requisite for metastasis. Previous studies have revealed that the heavily glycosylated mucin protein MUC1, which is overexpressed in all types of epithelial cancer cells, prevents anoikis initiation in response to loss of adhesion. This effect of MUC1 is largely attributed to its extracellular domain that provides cell surface anoikis-initiating molecules with a 'homing' microenvironment...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
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