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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356399/sall4-khdrbs3-network-enhances-stemness-by-modulating-cd44-splicing-in-basal-like-breast-cancer
#1
Yoshiaki Matsumoto, Junji Itou, Fumiaki Sato, Masakazu Toi
Understanding the mechanism by which cancer cells enhance stemness facilitates cancer therapies. Here, we revealed that a stem cell transcription factor, SALL4, functions to enhance stemness in basal-like breast cancer cells. We used shRNA-mediated knockdown and gene overexpression systems to analyze gene functions. To evaluate stemness, we performed a sphere formation assay. In SALL4 knockdown cells, the sphere formation ability was reduced, indicating that SALL4 enhances stemness. CD44 is a membrane protein and is known as a stemness factor in cancer...
January 22, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356327/functions-of-autophagy-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-and-cancer-metastasis
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REVIEW
Erin E Mowers, Marina N Sharifi, Kay F MacLeod
Macro-autophagy is an ancient and highly-conserved self-degradative process that plays a homeostatic role in normal cells by eliminating organelles, pathogens and protein aggregates. Autophagy, as it is routinely referred to, also allows cells to maintain metabolic sufficiency and survive under conditions of nutrient stress by recycling the by-products of autophagic degradation, such as fatty acids, amino acids and nucleotides. Tumor cells are more reliant than normal cells on autophagy for survival in part due to their rapid growth rate, altered metabolism and nutrient deprived growth environment...
January 21, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355597/elucidating-the-gene-regulatory-networks-modulating-cancer-stem-cells-and-non-stem-cancer-cells-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
#3
Sibun Parida, Sohini Chakraborty, Ranjan Kumar Maji, Zhumur Ghosh
The origin and pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer have perplexed investigators for decades. The most prevalent type of it is the high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOv) which is a highly aggressive disease with high relapse rates and insurgence of chemo-resistance at later stages of treatment. These are driven by a rare population of stem cell like cancer cells called cancer stem cells (CSCs). We have taken up a systems approach to find out the common gene interaction paths between non-stem cancer cells and CSCs in HGSOv...
January 17, 2018: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354390/radiotherapy-and-glioma-stem-cells-searching-for-chinks-in-cellular-armor
#4
Seamus P Caragher, Sean Sachdev, Atique Ahmed
Purpose of the review: Radiation became a pillar of oncologic treatment in the last century and provided a powerful and effective locoregional treatment of solid malignancies. After achieving some of the first cures in lymphomas and skin cancers, it assumed a key role in curative treatment of epithelioid malignancies. Despite success across a variety of histologic types, glioblastoma (GBM), the most common primary brain tumor afflicting adults, remains ultimately resistant to current radiation strategies...
December 2017: Current Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352318/temozolomide-induced-increase-of-tumorigenicity-can-be-diminished-by-targeting-of-mitochondria-in-in-vitro-models-of-patient-individual-glioblastoma
#5
Doreen William, Madlin Walther, Björn Schneider, Michael Linnebacher, Carl Friedrich Classen
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly heterogeneous and aggressive brain tumor with a dismal prognosis. Development of resistance towards cytostatic drugs like the GBM standard drug temozolomide is a severe problem in GBM treatment. One potential source of GBM relapse could be so called cancer stem like cells (CSCs). These represent an undifferentiated subpopulation of cells with high potential for tumor initiation. Furthermore, it has been shown that differentiated GBM cells can regain CSC properties when exposed to continuous temozolomide treatment in vitro...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352211/hdl-nanoparticles-targeting-sonic-hedgehog-subtype-medulloblastoma
#6
Jonathan B Bell, Jonathan S Rink, Frank Eckerdt, Jessica Clymer, Stewart Goldman, C Shad Thaxton, Leonidas C Platanias
Medulloblastoma is the most common paediatric malignant brain cancer and there is a need for new targeted therapeutic approaches to more effectively treat these malignant tumours, which can be divided into four molecular subtypes. Here, we focus on targeting sonic hedgehog (SHH) subtype medulloblastoma, which accounts for approximately 25% of all cases. The SHH subtype relies upon cholesterol signalling for tumour growth and maintenance of tumour-initiating cancer stem cells (CSCs). To target cholesterol signalling, we employed biomimetic high-density lipoprotein nanoparticles (HDL NPs) which bind to the HDL receptor, scavenger receptor type B-1 (SCARB1), depriving cells of natural HDL and their cholesterol cargo...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351987/cd83-is-a-new-potential-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target-for-hodgkin-lymphoma
#7
Ziduo Li, Xinsheng Ju, Kenneth Lee, Candice Clarke, Jennifer L Hsu, Edward Abadir, Christian E Bryant, Suzanne Pears, Neroli Sunderland, Scott Heffernan, Annemarie Hennessy, Tsun-Ho Lo, Geoffrey A Pietersz, Fiona Kupresanin, Phillip D Fromm, Pablo A Silveira, Con Tsonis, Wendy A Cooper, Ilona Cunningham, Christina Brown, Georgina J Clark, Derek N J Hart
Chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are effective treatments for most Hodgkin lymphoma patients, however there remains a need for better tumor-specific target therapy in Hodgkin lymphoma patients with refractory or relapsed disease. We demonstrate that membrane CD83 is a diagnostic and therapeutic target, highly expressed in Hodgkin lymphoma cell lines and Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg cells in 29/35 (82.9%) Hodgkin lymphoma patient lymph node biopsies. CD83 from Hodgkin lymphoma tumor cells was able to trogocytose to surrounding T cells and interestingly, the trogocytosing CD83+T cells expressed significantly more PD-1 compared to CD83- T cells...
January 19, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350683/ccat1-stimulation-of-the-symmetric-division-of-nsclc-stem-cells-through-activation-of-the-wnt-signalling-cascade
#8
Chongwen Xu, Guodong Xiao, Boxiang Zhang, Meng Wang, Jichang Wang, Dapeng Liu, Jing Zhang, Hong Ren, Xin Sun
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-related mortalities worldwide, yet this condition remains a poorly understood malignancy, and the subgroup of cancer stem cells (CSCs) leading to therapeutic resistance and adverse prognosis have not been well studied. CSCs frequently undergo symmetric division, which facilitates expansion of the stem cell pool, contributing to long-term relapse and therapy failure. CCAT1 could act as a miRNA sponge to influence downstream genes; however, its roles in NSCLC stem cell are unclear...
January 19, 2018: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350614/lipg-signaling-promotes-tumor-initiation-and-metastasis-of-human-basal-like-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#9
Pang-Kuo Lo, Yuan Yao, Ji Shin Lee, Yongshu Zhang, Weiliang Huang, Maureen A Kane, Qun Zhou
Current understanding of aggressive human basal-like triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) remains incomplete. In this study, we show endothelial lipase (LIPG) is aberrantly overexpressed in basal-like TNBCs. We demonstrate that LIPG is required for in vivo tumorigenicity and metastasis of TNBC cells. LIPG possesses a lipase-dependent function that supports cancer cell proliferation and a lipase-independent function that promotes invasiveness, stemness and basal/epithelial-mesenchymal transition features of TNBC...
January 19, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348889/metformin-and-temozolomide-a-synergic-option-to-overcome-resistance-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-models
#10
Silvia Valtorta, Alessia Lo Dico, Isabella Raccagni, Daniela Gaglio, Sara Belloli, Letterio S Politi, Cristina Martelli, Cecilia Diceglie, Marcella Bonanomi, Giulia Ercoli, Valentina Vaira, Luisa Ottobrini, Rosa Maria Moresco
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive primary brain tumor with poor survival. Cytoreduction in association with radiotherapy and temozolomide (TMZ) is the standard therapy, but response is heterogeneous and life expectancy is limited. The combined use of chemotherapeutic agents with drugs targeting cell metabolism is becoming an interesting therapeutic option for cancer treatment. Here, we found that metformin (MET) enhances TMZ effect on TMZ-sensitive cell line (U251) and overcomes TMZ-resistance in T98G GBM cell line...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348854/acid-ceramidase-and-its-inhibitors-a-de-novo-drug-target-and-a-new-class-of-drugs-for-killing-glioblastoma-cancer-stem-cells-with-high-efficiency
#11
Ninh B Doan, Hisham Alhajala, Mona M Al-Gizawiy, Wade M Mueller, Scott D Rand, Jennifer M Connelly, Elizabeth J Cochran, Christopher R Chitambar, Paul Clark, John Kuo, Kathleen M Schmainda, Shama P Mirza
Glioblastoma remains the most common, malignant primary cancer of the central nervous system with a low life expectancy and an overall survival of less than 1.5 years. The treatment options are limited and there is no cure. Moreover, almost all patients develop recurrent tumors, which typically are more aggressive. Therapeutically resistant glioblastoma or glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) are hypothesized to cause this inevitable recurrence. Identifying prognostic biomarkers of glioblastoma will potentially advance knowledge about glioblastoma tumorigenesis and enable discovery of more effective therapies...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348846/st6galnac1-plays-important-roles-in-enhancing-cancer-stem-phenotypes-of-colorectal-cancer-via-the-akt-pathway
#12
Tadashi Ogawa, Yoshihiko Hirohashi, Aiko Murai, Toshihiko Nishidate, Kenji Okita, Liming Wang, Yuzuru Ikehara, Tetsuta Satoyoshi, Akihiro Usui, Terufumi Kubo, Munehide Nakastugawa, Takayuki Kanaseki, Tomohide Tsukahara, Goro Kutomi, Tomohisa Furuhata, Koichi Hirata, Noriyuki Sato, Toru Mizuguchi, Ichiro Takemasa, Toshihiko Torigoe
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a mortal disease due to treatment resistance, recurrence and distant metastasis. Emerging evidence has revealed that a small sub-population of cancer cells termed cancer stem cells (CSCs)/ cancer-initiating cells (CICs) is endowed with high levels of tumor-initiating ability, self-renewal ability and differentiation ability and is responsible for treatment resistance, recurrence and distant metastasis. Eradication of CSCs/CICs is essential to improve current treatments. However, the molecular mechanisms by which CSCs/CICs are maintained are still elusive...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348578/a-matter-of-life-and-death-stem-cell-survival-in-tissue-regeneration-and-tumour-formation
#13
REVIEW
Despina Soteriou, Yaron Fuchs
In recent years, great strides have been made in our understanding of how stem cells (SCs) govern tissue homeostasis and regeneration. The inherent longevity of SCs raises the possibility that the unique protective mechanisms in these cells might also be involved in tumorigenesis. In this Opinion article, we discuss how SCs are protected throughout their lifespan, focusing on quiescent behaviour, DNA damage response and programmed cell death. We briefly examine the roles of adult SCs and progenitors in tissue repair and tumorigenesis and explore how signals released from dying or dormant cells influence the function of healthy or aberrant SCs...
January 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348560/discovery-of-a-small-molecule-protein-kinase-c%C3%AE-selective-activator-with-promising-application-in-colon-cancer-therapy
#14
Cláudia Bessa, Joana Soares, Liliana Raimundo, Joana B Loureiro, Célia Gomes, Flávio Reis, Miguel L Soares, Daniel Santos, Chetna Dureja, Saumya R Chaudhuri, Cynthia Lopez-Haber, Marcelo G Kazanietz, Jorge Gonçalves, Maria F Simões, Patrícia Rijo, Lucília Saraiva
Protein kinase C (PKC) isozymes play major roles in human diseases, including cancer. Yet, the poor understanding of isozymes-specific functions and the limited availability of selective pharmacological modulators of PKC isozymes have limited the clinical translation of PKC-targeting agents. Here, we report the first small-molecule PKCδ-selective activator, the 7α-acetoxy-6β-benzoyloxy-12-O-benzoylroyleanone (Roy-Bz), which binds to the PKCδ-C1-domain. Roy-Bz potently inhibited the proliferation of colon cancer cells by inducing a PKCδ-dependent mitochondrial apoptotic pathway involving caspase-3 activation...
January 18, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348537/radionuclides-transform-chemotherapeutics-into-phototherapeutics-for-precise-treatment-of-disseminated-cancer
#15
Nalinikanth Kotagiri, Matthew L Cooper, Michael Rettig, Christopher Egbulefu, Julie Prior, Grace Cui, Partha Karmakar, Mingzhou Zhou, Xiaoxia Yang, Gail Sudlow, Lynne Marsala, Chantiya Chanswangphuwana, Lan Lu, LeMoyne Habimana-Griffin, Monica Shokeen, Xinming Xu, Katherine Weilbaecher, Michael Tomasson, Gregory Lanza, John F DiPersio, Samuel Achilefu
Most cancer patients succumb to disseminated disease because conventional systemic therapies lack spatiotemporal control of their toxic effects in vivo, particularly in a complicated milieu such as bone marrow where progenitor stem cells reside. Here, we demonstrate the treatment of disseminated cancer by photoactivatable drugs using radiopharmaceuticals. An orthogonal-targeting strategy and a contact-facilitated nanomicelle technology enabled highly selective delivery and co-localization of titanocene and radiolabelled fluorodeoxyglucose in disseminated multiple myeloma cells...
January 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348387/cancer-stem-cells-and-molecular-biology-test-in-colorectal-cancer-therapeutic-implications
#16
Rustam Effendi-Ys
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most frequent cancer in males, the second in females, and is the second leading cause of cancer related death worldwide. Within Indonesia's 250 million population, the incidence rates for CRC per 100,000 population were 15.2 for males and 10.2 for females, and estimated 63,500 cases per year.  More than 50% of colorectal cancer patients will develop metastasis. CRC is still the main cause of tumor-related death, and although most CRC patients are treated with surgery to remove the tumor tissue, some of the CRC patients recurred...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346807/anti-angiogenic-activity-of-rotenoids-from-the-stems-of-derris-trifoliata
#17
Yanisa Mittraphab, Nattaya Ngamrojanavanich, Kuniyoshi Shimizu, Kiminori Matsubara, Khanitha Pudhom
The plants in the genus Derris have proven to be a rich source of rotenoids, of which cytotoxic effect against cancer cells seem to be pronounced. However, their effect on angiogenesis playing a crucial role in both cancer growth and metastasis has been seldom investigated. This study aimed at investigating the effect of the eight rotenoids (1: -8: ) isolated from Derris trifoliata stems on three cancer cells and angiogenesis. Among them, 12a-hydroxyrotenone (2: ) exhibited potent inhibition on both cell growth and migration of HCT116 colon cancer cells...
January 18, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344897/modeling-of-interactions-between-cancer-stem-cells-and-their-microenvironment-predicting-clinical-response
#18
Mary E Sehl, Max S Wicha
Mathematical models of cancer stem cells are useful in translational cancer research for facilitating the understanding of tumor growth dynamics and for predicting treatment response and resistance to combined targeted therapies. In this chapter, we describe appealing aspects of different methods used in mathematical oncology and discuss compelling questions in oncology that can be addressed with these modeling techniques. We describe a simplified version of a model of the breast cancer stem cell niche, illustrate the visualization of the model, and apply stochastic simulation to generate full distributions and average trajectories of cell type populations over time...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343849/mutant-p53-gain-of-function-underlies-high-expression-levels-of-colorectal-cancer-stem-cells-markers
#19
Hilla Solomon, Nathan Dinowitz, Ioannis S Pateras, Tomer Cooks, Yoav Shetzer, Alina Molchadsky, Meital Charni, Stav Rabani, Gabriela Koifman, Ohad Tarcic, Ziv Porat, Ira Kogan-Sakin, Naomi Goldfinger, Moshe Oren, Curtis C Harris, Vassilis G Gorgoulis, Varda Rotter
Emerging notion in carcinogenesis ascribes tumor initiation and aggressiveness to cancer stem cells (CSCs). Specifically, colorectal cancer (CRC) development was shown to be compatible with CSCs hypothesis. Mutations in p53 are highly frequent in CRC, and are known to facilitate tumor development and aggressiveness. Yet, the link between mutant p53 and colorectal CSCs is not well-established. In the present study, we set to examine whether oncogenic mutant p53 proteins may augment colorectal CSCs phenotype...
January 18, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342230/metformin-as-an-anti-cancer-agent-actions-and-mechanisms-targeting-cancer-stem-cells
#20
Nipun Saini, Xiaohe Yang
Metformin, a first line medication for type II diabetes, initially entered the spotlight as a promising anti-cancer agent due to epidemiologic reports that found reduced cancer risk and improved clinical outcomes in diabetic patients taking metformin. To uncover the anti-cancer mechanisms of metformin, preclinical studies determined that metformin impairs cellular metabolism and suppresses oncogenic signaling pathways, including receptor tyrosine kinase, PI3K/Akt, and mTOR pathways. Recently, the anti-cancer potential of metformin has gained increasing interest due to its inhibitory effects on cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are associated with tumor metastasis, drug resistance, and relapse...
October 7, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
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