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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230774/inhibition-of-ccar1-a-coactivator-of-%C3%AE-catenin-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-gastric-cancer-cells
#1
Te-Sheng Chang, Kuo-Liang Wei, Chung-Kuang Lu, Yi-Hsing Chen, Ying-Tung Cheng, Shui-Yi Tung, Cheng-Shyong Wu, Ming-Ko Chiang
The aberrant activation of Wnt signaling has been implicated in a variety of human cancers, including gastric cancer. Given the current hypothesis that cancer arises from cancer stem cells (CSCs), targeting the critical signaling pathways that support CSC self-renewal appears to be a useful approach for cancer therapy. Cell cycle and apoptosis regulator 1 (CCAR1) is a transcriptional coactivator which has been shown to be a component of Wnt/β-catenin signaling, and which plays an important role in transcriptional regulation by β-catenin...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228863/medulloblastoma-and-ependymoma-cells-display-increased-levels-of-5-carboxylcytosine-and-elevated-tet1-expression
#2
Ashley Ramsawhook, Lara Lewis, Beth Coyle, Alexey Ruzov
BACKGROUND: Alteration of DNA methylation (5-methylcytosine, 5mC) patterns represents one of the causes of tumorigenesis and cancer progression. Tet proteins can oxidise 5mC to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), 5-formylcytosine and 5-carboxylcytosine (5caC). Although the roles of these oxidised forms of 5mC (oxi-mCs) in cancer pathogenesis are still largely unknown, there are indications that they may be involved in the mechanisms of malignant transformation. Thus, reduction of 5hmC content represents an epigenetic hallmark of human tumours, and according to our recent report, 5caC is enriched in a proportion of breast cancers and gliomas...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228161/catching-moving-targets-cancer-stem-cell-hierarchies-therapy-resistance-considerations-for-clinical-intervention
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REVIEW
Claudia Gasch, Brendan Ffrench, John J O'Leary, Michael F Gallagher
It is widely believed that targeting the tumour-initiating cancer stem cell (CSC) component of malignancy has great therapeutic potential, particularly in therapy-resistant disease. However, despite concerted efforts, CSC-targeting strategies have not been efficiently translated to the clinic. This is partly due to our incomplete understanding of the mechanisms underlying CSC therapy-resistance. In particular, the relationship between therapy-resistance and the organisation of CSCs as Stem-Progenitor-Differentiated cell hierarchies has not been widely studied...
February 23, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226414/methylene-blue-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-pain-associated-with-oral-mucositis
#4
Carlos J Roldan, Kent Nouri, Thomas Chai, Billy Huh
Oral mucositis is a common and often debilitating complication among cancer patients receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck or chemotherapy agents, or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pain and decreased oral function associated with oral mucositis may persist long after the conclusion of therapy. Although most patients respond to conservative management, a subset of patients develop intractable pain with severe consequences. For some, the use of total parenteral nutrition with insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tubes is the only alternative...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224125/how-do-mesenchymal-stem-cells-influence-or-are-influenced-by-microenvironment-through-extracellular-vesicles-communication
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REVIEW
Gabriel Dostert, Benjamin Mesure, Patrick Menu, Émilie Velot
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are widely used in cell therapy and tissue engineering thanks to their self-renewal, their multipotency, and their immunomodulatory properties that make them an attractive tool for regenerative medicine. A large part of MSCs positive effects is due to their secretion products which participate in creating a favorable microenvironment and closely relate these cells to other cell types. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) belong to cellular secretions. They are produced by cells continuously or after stimulation (e...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222938/the-role-of-mir-17-92-cluster-in-the-expression-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-unrestricted-somatic-stem-cells
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Rezvan Tavakoli, Saeid Vakilian, Lida Langroudi, Ehsan Arefian, Mehdi Sahmani, Masoud Soleimani, Fatemeh Jamshidi-Adegani
The miR-17-92 cluster consisted of seven miRNAs (mir-17-5p, -17-3p, -18a, -19a, -20a, -19b-1, and -92a-1). Previous studies have shown this cluster has been over-expressed in several cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the over-expression impacts of miR-17-92 on stem cells. In the current work, the effect of miR-17-92 cluster which was cloned in Lentiviral vector has been investigated on unrestricted somatic stem cells (USSCs). Tumor suppressor genes (p53, p15, RBL1, SMAD2, SMAD4, and MAPK-1) expression, especially p53, was considerably reduced...
February 17, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220447/current-management-of-refractory-germ-cell-tumors-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
J Clayton Allen, Austin Kirschner, Kristen R Scarpato, Alicia K Morgans
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review current management strategies for patients with relapsed and refractory germ cell tumors (GCTs), defined as relapsed or persistent disease following at least one line of cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Additionally, we discuss future directions in the management of these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies involving targeted therapies have been disappointing. Nevertheless, studies of the management of refractory germ cell cancer are ongoing, with a focus on optimal utilization of high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant, as well as the role of immune checkpoint inhibitors in refractory germ cell tumors...
February 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220124/in-vivo-efficacy-of-umbilical-cord-blood-stem-cell-derived-nk-cells-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#8
John P Veluchamy, Silvia Lopez-Lastra, Jan Spanholtz, Fenna Bohme, Nina Kok, Daniëlle A M Heideman, Henk M W Verheul, James P Di Santo, Tanja D de Gruijl, Hans J van der Vliet
Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) act by inhibiting EGFR downstream signaling and by eliciting a natural killer (NK) cell-mediated antitumor response. The IgG1 mAb cetuximab has been used for treatment of RAS(wt) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients, showing limited efficacy. In the present study, we address the potential of adoptive NK cell therapy to overcome these limitations investigating two allogeneic NK cell products, i.e., allogeneic activated peripheral blood NK cells (A-PBNK) and umbilical cord blood stem cell-derived NK cells (UCB-NK)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219643/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-variants-of-a-cancer-testis-antigen-lemd1-in-colorectal-cancer-stem-like-cells
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Rui Takeda, Yoshihiko Hirohashi, Min Shen, Liming Wang, Tadashi Ogawa, Aiko Murai, Eri Yamamoto, Terufumi Kubo, Munehide Nakatsugawa, Takayuki Kanaseki, Tomohide Tsukahara, Toshihiko Nishidate, Kenji Okita, Goro Kutomi, Noriyuki Sato, Ichiro Takemasa, Toshihiko Torigoe
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancy, and the prognosis is not still satisfactory due to treatment resistance, recurrence and distant metastasis. Cancer stem cells (CSCs)/cancer-initiating cells (CICs) is endowed with higher tumor-initiating ability, self-renewal ability and differentiation ability, and CSCs/CICs are resistant to treatments. Thus, CSCs/CICs are thought to be responsible for recurrence and distant metastasis, and eradication of CSCs/CICs is essential to cure CRCs. However, the molecular mechanisms of CSCs/CICs are remain unknown, and we aimed to elucidate molecular aspects of CR-CSCs/CICs in this study...
February 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219480/de-repression-of-the-rac-activator-elmo1-in-cancer-stem-cells-drives-progression-of-tgf%C3%AE-deficient-squamous-cell-carcinoma-from-transition-zones
#10
Heather A McCauley, Véronique Chevrier, Daniel Birnbaum, Géraldine Guasch
Squamous cell carcinomas occurring at transition zones are highly malignant tumors with poor prognosis. The identity of the cell population and the signaling pathways involved in the progression of transition zone squamous cell carcinoma are poorly understood, hence representing limited options for targeted therapies. Here, we identify a highly tumorigenic cancer stem cell population in a mouse model of transitional epithelial carcinoma and uncover a novel mechanism by which loss of TGFβ receptor II (Tgfbr2) mediates invasion and metastasis through de-repression of ELMO1, a RAC-activating guanine exchange factor, specifically in cancer stem cells of transition zone tumors...
February 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219205/-preparation-of-chaperone-antigen-peptide-vaccine-derived-from-human-gastric-cancer-stem-cells-and-its-immune-function
#11
Y Q Jiang, Q M Guo, X P Xu, J C Liang, Y Y He, S H An, F Su, C Y Li, C X Huang
Objective: To explore the method of extracting chaperone antigen peptide complexes from gastric cancer stem cells and its immune function. Methods: Gastric cancer stem cells and gastric cancer cells were screened by low temperature ultrasonic lysis. After salting out and dialysis, the lysate supernatant was processed with SDS-PAGE to analyze the expression of chaperone antigen peptide complexes, and then was separated and purified with CNBr-activated SepharoseTM 4B. Reverse high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), SDS-PAGE and Western blotting were used to analyze the purity and nature of the acquired albumen...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218426/dkk3-attenuates-the-cytotoxic-effect-of-natural-killer-cells-on-cd133-gastric-cancer-cells
#12
Pu Xia, Xiao-Yan Xu
Cancer stem cell (CSCs) has started a new era in cancer research. CD133 is a widely used marker for identification of CSCs. More and more studies showed that NK cells preferentially target cancer stem-like cells. However, the deeper mechanism of the susceptibility of cancer stem cells to NK cells remains unclear. In this study, we isolated CD133 positive population of a gastric cancer cell line, BGC823 cells, and cultured with NK cells. We found that CD133 could efficiently active NK cells in an NKG2D-dependent manner...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217708/aberrant-rna-splicing-and-mutations-in-spliceosome-complex-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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COMMENT
Jianbiao Zhou, Wee-Joo Chng
The spliceosome, the cellular splicing machinery, regulates RNA splicing of messenger RNA precursors (pre-mRNAs) into maturation of protein coding RNAs. Recurrent mutations and copy number changes in genes encoding spliceosomal proteins and splicing regulatory factors have tumor promoting or suppressive functions in hematological malignancies, as well as some other cancers. Leukemia stem cell (LSC) populations, although rare, are essential contributors of treatment failure and relapse. Recent researches have provided the compelling evidence that link the erratic spicing activity to the LSC phenotype in acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216417/expression-profiling-of-clinical-specimens-supports-the-existence-of-neural-progenitor-like-stem-cells-in-basal-breast-cancers
#14
Alex Panaccione, Yan Guo, Wendell G Yarbrough, Sergey V Ivanov
BACKGROUND: We previously characterized in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) a novel population of cancer stem cells (CSCs) marked by coexpression of 2 stemness genes, sex-determining region Y (SRY)-related HMG box-containing factor 10 (SOX10) and CD133. We also reported that in ACC and basal-like breast carcinoma (BBC), a triple-negative breast cancer subtype, expression of SOX10 similarly demarcates a highly conserved gene signature enriched with neural stem cell genes. On the basis of these findings, we hypothesized that BBC might be likewise driven by SOX10-positive (SOX10(+))/CD133(+) cells with neural stem cell properties...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216370/targeting-autophagy-in-cancer-stem-cells-as-an-anticancer-therapy
#15
Yuanyuan Lei, Dan Zhang, Jin Yu, Hui Dong, Jianwei Zhang, Shiming Yang
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), which comprise a small proportion of total cancer cells, have special capacities for self-renewal, differentiation and tumor formation. Currently, CSCs are regarded as the major cause of the failure in anticancer therapy, such as chemoresistance and/or radioresistance, tumor recurrence and metastasis. Autophagy, a process of cellular self-digestion and response to stress, has a role in tumor formation and progression, and it may play a dual role in CSCs-related resistance to anticancer therapy...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216163/il-33-facilitates-endocrine-resistance-of-breast-cancer-by-inducing-cancer-stem-cell-properties
#16
Haiyan Hu, Jiaxing Sun, Chunhong Wang, Xiangmao Bu, Xiangping Liu, Yan Mao, Haibo Wang
Breast cancers with estrogen receptor (ER) expressions account for the majority of all clinical cases. Due to hormone therapy with tamoxifen, prognoses of patients with ER-positive breast cancer are significantly improved. However, endocrine resistance to tamoxifen is common and inevitable, leading to compromised efficacy of hormone therapy. Herein, we identify a crucial role of IL-33 in inducing endocrine resistance of breast cancer. IL-33 overexpression in breast cancer cells results in resistance to tamoxifen-induced tumor growth inhibition, while IL-33 knockdown corrects this problem...
February 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216148/epigenetic-modification-of-the-ccl5-ccr1-erk-axis-enhances-glioma-targeting-in-dedifferentiation-reprogrammed-bmscs
#17
Rui Chen, Wayne Yuk-Wai Lee, Xiao Hu Zhang, Jie Ting Zhang, Sien Lin, Liang Liang Xu, Biao Huang, Fu Yuan Yang, Hai Long Liu, Bin Wang, Lai Ling Tsang, Sandrine Willaime-Morawek, Gang Li, Hsiao Chang Chan, Xiaohua Jiang
The success of stem cell-mediated gene therapy in cancer treatment largely depends on the specific homing ability of stem cells. We have previously demonstrated that after in vitro induction of neuronal differentiation and dedifferentiation, bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) revert to a primitive stem cell population (De-neu-BMSCs) distinct from naive BMSCs. We report here that De-neu-BMSCs express significantly higher levels of chemokines, and display enhanced homing abilities to glioma, the effect of which is mediated by the activated CCL5/CCR1/ERK axis...
February 9, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215644/from-molecular-insight-to-therapeutic-strategy-the-holistic-approach-for-treating-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Rittwika Bhattacharya, Koyel Banerjee, Nupur Mukherjee, Minakshi Sen, Ashis Mukhopadhyay
Aim of the present study was to analyze the molecular pathogenesis of TNBC, therapeutic practice, challenges, and future goals in treatment strategies. Based on the alterations of distinct pathways, Lehmann's subgroups of TNBCs were further categorized. Those with defective DNA damage repair and replication pathways, viz. Basal Like 1 & 2 (BL1, BL2) were found susceptible to DNA intercalating drugs while those with upregulated cell signalling & motility (mesenchymal (M), mesemchymal stem like (MSL)), cell survival (BL2, M, MSL), angiogenesis (BL2, MSL), T cell signalling (Immunomodulatory/IM) pathways required targeted therapies...
January 19, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212278/the-effect-of-the-human-peptide-ghk-on-gene-expression-relevant-to-nervous-system-function-and-cognitive-decline
#19
Loren Pickart, Jessica Michelle Vasquez-Soltero, Anna Margolina
Neurodegeneration, the progressive death of neurons, loss of brain function, and cognitive decline is an increasing problem for senior populations. Its causes are poorly understood and therapies are largely ineffective. Neurons, with high energy and oxygen requirements, are especially vulnerable to detrimental factors, including age-related dysregulation of biochemical pathways caused by altered expression of multiple genes. GHK (glycyl-l-histidyl-l-lysine) is a human copper-binding peptide with biological actions that appear to counter aging-associated diseases and conditions...
February 15, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211886/a-novel-approach-for-the-identification-of-efficient-combination-therapies-in-primary-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-specimens
#20
I Baccelli, J Krosl, G Boucher, I Boivin, V-P Lavallée, J Hébert, S Lemieux, A Marinier, G Sauvageau
Appropriate culture methods for the interrogation of primary leukemic samples were hitherto lacking and current assays for compound screening are not adapted for large-scale investigation of synergistic combinations. In this study, we report a novel approach that efficiently distills synthetic lethal interactions between small molecules active on primary human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) specimens. In single-dose experiments and under culture conditions preserving leukemia stem cell activity, our strategy considerably reduces the number of tests needed for the identification of promising compound combinations...
February 17, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
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