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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164994/stat3-inhibition-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-leukemia
#1
Rubashruti Kanna, Gaurav Choudhary, Nandini Ramachandra, Ulrich Steidl, Amit Verma, Aditi Shastri
Leukemia is characterized by selective overgrowth of malignant hematopoietic stem cells (HSC's) that interfere with HSC differentiation. Cytoreductive chemotherapy can kill rapidly dividing cancerous cells but cannot eradicate the malignant HSC pool leading to relapses. Leukemic stem cells have several dysregulated pathways and the Janus kinases (JAKs) and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) pathway are prominent among them. STAT3 is an important transcription factor that regulates cell growth, proliferation, and inhibits apoptosis...
November 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163356/sonic-hedgehog-signaling-in-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Xiulong Xu, Yurong Lu, Yi Li, Richard A Prinz
Thyroid cancer is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system. The initiation of thyroid cancer is often triggered by a genetic mutation in the phosphortidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) or mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway, such as RAS and BRAF, or by the rearrangement of growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase genes such as RET/PTC. The sonic hedgehog (Shh) pathway is evolutionarily conserved and plays an important role in the embryonic development of normal tissues and organs. Gene mutations in the Shh pathway are involved in basal cell carcinomas (BCC)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160745/the-unveiling-of-the-warburg-effect-and-the-inscribed-innovative-approach-to-a-radical-non-toxic-anticancer-therapy
#3
Olivia Crociani, Ilaria Marzi, Maria Grazia Cipolleschi, Antonella Mannini, Massimo Contini, Massimo Olivotto
The purpose of this research has been deciphering the Warburg paradox, the biochemical enigma unsolved since 1923. This paradox consists of the aerobic pyruvate conversion to lactate brought about by anaplastic cancer, through the metabolic pathway known as aerobic glycolysis. This pathway implies a heavy energetic waste. We solved the enigma by demonstrating that its specific character, i.e. the forced aerobic lactate exportation, represents a crucial metabolic device to counteract the cytotoxic effect produced by an excess of pyruvate at the connection of glycolysis with the Krebs cycle...
November 21, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158845/in-tether-chiral-center-induced-helical-peptide-modulators-target-p53-mdm2-mdmx-and-inhibit-tumor-growth-in-stem-like-cancer-cell
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Kuan Hu, Feng Yin, Mengyin Yu, Chengjie Sun, Jingxu Li, Yujie Liang, Wenjun Li, Mingsheng Xie, Yuanzhi Lao, Wei Liang, Zi-Gang Li
Inhibition of the interaction between p53 and MDM2/MDMX has attracted significant attention in anticancer therapy development. We designed a series of in-tether chiral center-induced helical stabilized peptides, among which MeR/PhR effectively reactivated p53. The activation of p53 inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis in both the MCF-7 normal tumor cell line and the PA-1 pluripotent cancer cell line with only minimal cellular toxicity towards normal cells or cancer cell lines with p53 mutations...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158842/locoregional-confinement-and-major-clinical-benefit-of-188-re-loaded-cxcr4-targeted-nanocarriers-in-an-orthotopic-human-to-mouse-model-of-glioblastoma
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Delphine Séhédic, Igor Chourpa, Clément Tétaud, Audrey Griveau, Claire Loussouarn, Sylvie Avril, Claire Legendre, Nicolas Lepareur, Didier Wion, François Hindré, François Davodeau, Emmanuel Garcion
PURPOSE: Gold standard beam radiation for glioblastoma (GBM) treatment is challenged by resistance phenomena occurring in cellular populations well prepared to survive or to repair damage caused by radiation. Among signals that have been linked with radio-resistance, the SDF1/CXCR4 axis, associated with cancer stem-like cell, may be an opportune target. To avoid the problem of systemic toxicity and blood-brain barrier crossing, the relevance and efficacy of an original system of local brain internal radiation therapy combining a radiopharmaceutical with an immuno-nanoparticle was investigated...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158813/vascularized-tissue-engineered-model-for-studying-drug-resistance-in-neuroblastoma
#6
A Villasante, K Sakaguchi, J Kim, N K Cheung, M Nakayama, H Parsa, T Okano, T Shimizu, G Vunjak-Novakovic
Neuroblastoma is a vascularized pediatric tumor derived from neural crest stem cells that displays vasculogenic mimicry and can express a number of stemness markers, such as SOX2 and NANOG. Tumor relapse is the major cause of succumbing to this disease, and properties attributed to cancer stem-like cells (CSLC), such as drug-resistance and cell plasticity, seem to be the key mechanisms. However, the lack of controllable models that recapitulate the features of human neuroblastoma limits our understanding of the process and impedes the development of new therapies...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158674/skin-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-as-quantum-dot-vehicles-to-tumors
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Dominyka Dapkute, Simona Steponkiene, Danute Bulotiene, Liga Saulite, Una Riekstina, Ricardas Rotomskis
Purpose: Cell-mediated delivery of nanoparticles is emerging as a new method of cancer diagnostics and treatment. Due to their inherent regenerative properties, adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are naturally attracted to wounds and sites of inflammation, as well as tumors. Such characteristics enable MSCs to be used in cellular hitchhiking of nanoparticles. In this study, MSCs extracted from the skin connective tissue were investigated as transporters of semiconductor nanocrystals quantum dots (QDs)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158468/evaluating-the-mechanism-and-therapeutic-potential-of-ptc-028-a-novel-inhibitor-of-bmi-1-function-in-ovarian-cancer
#8
Anindya Dey, Xunhao Xiong, Aleia Crim, Shailendra Kumar Dhar Dwivedi, Soumyajit Banerjee Mustafi, Priyabrata Mukherjee, Liangxian Cao, Nadiya Sydorenko, Ramil Baiazitov, Young-Choon Moon, Melissa Dumble, Thomas Davis, Resham Bhattacharya
BMI-1, also known as a stem cell factor, is frequently upregulated in several malignancies. Elevated expression of BMI-1 correlates with poor prognosis and is therefore considered a viable therapeutic target in a number of malignancies including ovarian cancer. Realizing the immense pathological significance of BMI-1, small molecule inhibitors against BMI1 are recently being developed. In the current study, we functionally characterize PTC-028, an orally bioavailable compound that decreases BMI-1 levels by post-translational modification We report that PTC-028 treatment selectively inhibits cancer cells in clonal growth and viability assays whereas normal cells remain unaffected...
November 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156849/interest-of-integrins-targeting-in-glioblastoma-according-to-tumor-heterogeneity-and-cancer-stem-cell-paradigm-an-update
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REVIEW
Laure Malric, Sylvie Monferran, Julia Gilhodes, Sabrina Boyrie, Perrine Dahan, Nicolas Skuli, Julie Sesen, Thomas Filleron, Aline Kowalski-Chauvel, Elizabeth Cohen-Jonathan Moyal, Christine Toulas, Anthony Lemarié
Glioblastomas are malignant brain tumors with dismal prognosis despite standard treatment with surgery and radio/chemotherapy. These tumors are defined by an important cellular heterogeneity and notably contain a particular subpopulation of Glioblastoma-initiating cells, which recapitulate the heterogeneity of the original Glioblastoma. In order to classify these heterogeneous tumors, genomic profiling has also been undertaken to classify these heterogeneous tumors into several subtypes. Current research focuses on developing therapies, which could take into account this cellular and genomic heterogeneity...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156833/targeting-aggressive-prostate-cancer-associated-cd44v6-using-phage-display-selected-peptides
#10
Ying Peng, Austin R Prater, Susan L Deutscher
There is a crucial need to identify new biomarkers associated with aggressive prostate cancer (PCa) including those associated with cancer stem cells (CSCs). CD44v6, generated by alternative splicing of CD44, has been proposed as a CSC biomarker due to its correlation with aggressive PCa disease. We hypothesized that phage display selected peptides that target CD44v6 may serve as theranostic agents for aggressive PCa. Here, a 15 amino acid peptide ("PFT") was identified by affinity selection against a peptide derived from the v6 region of CD44v6...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156735/telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-mediates-emt-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#11
Yan Wu, Chunxiang Bian, Chunlin Zhen, Liu Liu, Zhenghong Lin, Muhammad Farrukh Nisar, Mei Wang, Jörg W Bartsch, Enyi Huang, Ping Ji, Li Yang, Yanhong Yu, Junfeng Yang, Xuemei Jiang, Julia Li Zhong
Locoregional lymph nodes metastasis in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma represents one of important and common prognostic factors for poor clinical outcome. The human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (hTERT) is one of key players in cancer metastasis and stemness, but its exact function in tongue squamous cell carcinoma remains unknown. Here, we aim to understand the role of hTERT by utilizing the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system to deplete hTERT in the SCC-15 cell line. Functional comparison of SCC-15 control and knockout cells (hTERT(-/-)) showed that loss of hTERT suppressed cell proliferation and migration/invasion...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156731/mir-21-modulates-the-effect-of-ezh2-on-the-biological-behavior-of-human-lung-cancer-stem-cells-in-vitro
#12
Hui Xia, Wen Zhang, Baoshi Zhang, Yingnan Zhao, Yunlong Zhao, Shaojun Li, Yang Liu
Non-small-cell lung cancer has a high mortality rate and poor prognosis. Therefore, novel therapeutic approaches are urgently needed to enhance patient survival rates. In this study, we investigated the effects of miR-21 and EZH2 on the biological behavior of human lung cancer stem cells in vitro. We found increased expression of EZH2 and miR-21 in LCSCs, and miR-21 overexpression increased EZH2 levels in LCSCs. In addition, EZH2 and miR-21 knockdown increased the sensitivity of LCSCs to chemo- and radiation therapy, and exogenous EZH2 expression rescued the effects of anti-miR-21...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156688/frequency-of-expression-and-generation-of-t-cell-responses-against-antigens-on-multiple-myeloma-cells-in-patients-included-in-the-gmmg-mm5-trial
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Michael Schmitt, Angela G Hückelhoven, Michael Hundemer, Anita Schmitt, Susanne Lipp, Martina Emde, Hans Salwender, Mathias Hänel, Katja Weisel, Uta Bertsch, Jan Dürig, Anthony D Ho, Igor Wolfgang Blau, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Anja Seckinger, Dirk Hose
Background: Raising T-cell response against antigens either expressed on normal and malignant plasma cells (e.g. HM1.24) or aberrantly on myeloma cells only (e.g. cancer testis antigens, CTA) by vaccination is a potential treatment approach for multiple myeloma. Results: Expression by GEP is found for HM1.24 in all, HMMR in 318/458 (69.4%), MAGE-A3 in 209/458 (45.6%), NY-ESO-1/2 in 40/458 (8.7%), and WT-1 in 4/458 (0.8%) of samples with the pattern being confirmed by RNA-sequencing...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156675/glioblastoma-and-glioblastoma-stem-cells-are-dependent-on-functional-mth1
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Linda Pudelko, Pegah Rouhi, Kumar Sanjiv, Helge Gad, Christina Kalderén, Andreas Höglund, Massimo Squatrito, Alberto J Schuhmacher, Steven Edwards, Daniel Hägerstrand, Ulrika Warpman Berglund, Thomas Helleday, Lars Bräutigam
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive form of brain cancer with poor prognosis. Cancer cells are characterized by a specific redox environment that adjusts metabolism to its specific needs and allows the tumor to grow and metastasize. As a consequence, cancer cells and especially GBM cells suffer from elevated oxidative pressure which requires antioxidant-defense and other sanitation enzymes to be upregulated. MTH1, which degrades oxidized nucleotides, is one of these defense enzymes and represents a promising cancer target...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156643/melanoma-genetic-abnormalities-tumor-progression-clonal-evolution-and-tumor-initiating-cells
#15
REVIEW
Ugo Testa, Germana Castelli, Elvira Pelosi
Melanoma is an aggressive neoplasia issued from the malignant transformation of melanocytes, the pigment-generating cells of the skin. It is responsible for about 75% of deaths due to skin cancers. Melanoma is a phenotypically and molecularly heterogeneous disease: cutaneous, uveal, acral, and mucosal melanomas have different clinical courses, are associated with different mutational profiles, and possess distinct risk factors. The discovery of the molecular abnormalities underlying melanomas has led to the promising improvement of therapy, and further progress is expected in the near future...
November 20, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156633/alcohol-and-cancer-stem-cells
#16
REVIEW
Mei Xu, Jia Luo
Heavy alcohol consumption has been associated with increased risk of several cancers, including cancer of the colon, rectum, female breast, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, liver, and esophagus. It appears that alcohol exposure not only promotes carcinogenesis but also enhances the progression and aggressiveness of existing cancers. The molecular mechanisms underlying alcohol tumor promotion, however, remain unclear. Cancer stem cells (CSC), a subpopulation of cancer cells with self-renewal and differentiation capacity, play an important role in tumor initiation, progression, metastasis, recurrence, and therapy resistance...
November 20, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156557/the-invasive-region-of-glioblastoma-defined-by-5ala-guided-surgery-has-an-altered-cancer-stem-cell-marker-profile-compared-to-central-tumour
#17
Stuart J Smith, Mohammed Diksin, Saachi Chhaya, Shwetha Sairam, Maria A Estevez-Cebrero, Ruman Rahman
Glioblastoma, a WHO grade IV astrocytoma, is a highly aggressive and heterogeneous tumour that infiltrates deeply into surrounding brain parenchyma, making complete surgical resection impossible. Despite chemo-radiotherapy, the residual cell population within brain parenchyma post-surgery causes inevitable recurrence. Previously, the tumour core has been the focus of research and the basis for targeted therapeutic regimes, which have failed to improve survival in clinical trials. Here, we focus on the invasive margin as defined by the region with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5ALA) (GliolanTM) fluorescence at surgery beyond the T1 enhancing region on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156535/hdacis-class-i-cancer-stem-cell-and-phytochemicals-cancer-therapy-and-prevention-implications
#18
REVIEW
Sahar Bayat, Mahmoud Shekari Khaniani, Jalal Choupani, Mohammad Reza Alivand, Sima Mansoori Derakhshan
Epigenetics is independent of the sequence events that physically affect the condensing of chromatin and genes expression. The unique epigenetic memories of various cells trigger exclusive gene expression profiling. According to different studies, the aberrant epigenetic signatures and impaired gene expression profiles are master occurrences in cancer cells in which oncogene and tumor suppressor genes are affected. Owing to the facts that epigenetic modifications are performed earlier than expression and are reversible, the epigenetic reprogramming of cancer cells could be applied potentially for their prevention, control, and therapy...
November 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155506/how-desirable-and-undesirable-features-of-na%C3%A3-ve-or-genetically-reengineered-mesenchymal-stem-cells-are-being-considered-in-preclinical-or-clinical-assays
#19
Carlos González-Villarreal, Herminia Guadalupe Martínez-Rodríguez, Salvador Said-Fernández
The implantation of adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has become a promising alternative in cancer treatments. Accordingly, in this article we revised the ultimate advances in the knowledge on the MSC-homing mechanism, the cancer cell and MSCs interactions and the microvesicles and exosomes used by malignant cells to transport and deliver pro-cancer cytokines or microRNA (miRNA), or by MSCs to favor or fight cancer progression. In addition, we analyzed the current knowledge generated by ongoing or terminated preclinical and clinical trials, using naive MSCs as natural anti-cancer living factors or gene-engineered MSCs as cytokine delivering vehicles, where anti-cancer cytokines were chosen and the pro-cancer factors were avoided...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152453/targeting-the-stem-cell-properties-of-adult-breast-cancer-cells-using-combinatorial-strategies-to-overcome-drug-resistance
#20
Naira V Margaryan, Elisabeth A Seftor, Richard E B Seftor, Mary J C Hendrix
Purpose of review: Cancer is a major public health problem worldwide. In aggressive cancers, which are heterogeneous in nature, there exists a paucity of targetable molecules that can be used to predict outcome and response to therapy in patients, especially those in the high risk category with a propensity to relapse following chemotherapy. This review addresses the challenges pertinent to treating aggressive cancer cells with inherent stem cell properties, with a special focus on triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)...
September 2017: Current Molecular Biology Reports
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