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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429105/increased-expression-of-upa-upar-and-pai-1-in-psoriatic-skin-and-in-basal-cell-carcinomas
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K A Rubina, V Yu Sysoeva, E I Zagorujko, Z I Tsokolaeva, M I Kurdina, Ye V Parfyonova, V A Tkachuk
There is substantial evidence implicating the urokinase system in tissue remodeling during neo-vascularization, inflammation, tumor invasion, and metastasis. Regulated degradation of the extracellular matrix at the leading edge of migrating cells, mediated by uPA and uPAR, is required for tissue remodeling, invasiveness, and angiogenesis. Psoriasis and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are the most common skin diseases. Pathogenesis of both of them is associated with keratinocyte hyperproliferation, inflammatory cell migration, and angiogenesis-processes in which the plasminogen system (uPA, uPAR, tPA, and PAI-1) plays a crucial role...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428205/measurable-supratentorial-white-matter-volume-changes-in-patients-with-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-treated-with-an-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-agent-steroids-and-radiation
#2
P Svolos, W E Reddick, A Edwards, A Sykes, Y Li, J O Glass, Z Patay
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Assessing the response to treatment in infiltrative brain tumors by using lesion volume-based response criteria is challenging. We hypothesized that in such tumors, volume measurements alone may not accurately capture changes in actual tumor burden during treatment. We longitudinally evaluated volume changes in both normal-appearing supratentorial white matter and the brain stem lesions in patients treated for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma to determine to what extent adjuvant systemic therapies may skew the accuracy of tumor response assessments based on volumetric analysis...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426730/functional-genetic-variant-of-ww-domain-containing-oxidoreductase-wwox-gene-is-associated-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk
#3
Hsiang-Lin Lee, Hsin-Lin Cheng, Yu-Fan Liu, Ming-Chih Chou, Shun-Fa Yang, Ying-Erh Chou
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors worldwide. Human WW domain-containing oxidoreductase (WWOX) gene has been identified as a tumor suppressor gene in multiple cancers. We hypothesize that genetic variations in WWOX are associated with HCC risk. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Five single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the WWOX gene were evaluated from 708 normal controls and 354 patients with HCC. We identified a significant association between a WWOX single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs73569323, and decreased risk of HCC...
2017: PloS One
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/28420679/tumor-microenvironment-targeting-and-responsive-peptide-based-nanoformulations-for-improved-tumor-therapy
#5
Hao Qin, Yanping Ding, Ayeesha Mujeeb, Ying Zhao, Guangjun Nie
Tumor microenvironment participates in all stages of tumor progression and has emerged as a promising therapeutic target for cancer therapy. Rapid progress in the field of molecular self-assembly using various biological molecules has resulted in the fabrication of nanoformulations, specifically targeting and regulating the microenvironment components to inhibit tumor malignancies. This inhibition process is based on the differentiating biophysicochemical cues guiding tumor and normal tissue microenvironments...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419327/epilepsy-surgeries-requiring-an-operculoinsular-cortectomy-operative-technique-and-results
#6
Alain Bouthillier, Dang Khoa Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy surgeries requiring an operculoinsulectomy pose significant difficulties because the perisylvian area is highly vascular, deep, and functional. OBJECTIVE: To report the operative technique and results of epilepsy surgeries requiring an operculoinsular cortectomy at our institution. METHODS: The data of all consecutive patients who had undergone an epilepsy surgery requiring an operculoinsular cortectomy with a minimum follow-up of 1 yr were reviewed...
April 17, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418921/c-ebp-%C3%AE-positively-regulates-mdsc-expansion-and-endothelial-vegfr2-expression-in-tumor-development
#7
Yongfen Min, Jingdong Li, Peng Qu, P Charles Lin
Vascular endothelial cells and Gr-1+CD11b+ myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are two important components that constitute the tumor microenvironment. Targeting these cells offers the potential to halt tumor growth. In this study, we report a common mediator in C/EBP-δ that regulates both components and aids in tumor development. C/EBP-δ is elevated in tumor derived MDSCs. Interestingly, genetic deletion of C/EBP-δ in mice significantly impaired MDSC expansion in response to tumor progression, but it had no effect on Gr-1+CD11b+ cell production in normal development...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416742/model-driven-optimization-of-antiangiogenics-cytotoxics-combination-application-to-breast-cancer-mice-treated-with-bevacizumab-paclitaxel-doublet-leads-to-reduced-tumor-growth-and-fewer-metastasis
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Severine Mollard, Joseph Ciccolini, Diane-Charlotte Imbs, Raouf El Cheikh, Dominique Barbolosi, Sebastien Benzekry
Bevacizumab is the first-in-class antiangiogenic drug and is almost always administrated in combination with cytotoxics. Reports have shown that bevacizumab could induce a transient phase of vascular normalization, thus ensuring a better drug delivery when cytotoxics administration is adjuvant. However, determining the best sequence remains challenging. We have developed a mathematical model describing the impact of antiangiogenics on tumor vasculature. A 3.4 days gap between bevacizumab and paclitaxel was first proposed by our model...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415573/elevated-tata-binding-protein-expression-drives-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-expression-in-colon-cancer
#9
Sandra A S Johnson, Justin J Lin, Christopher J Walkey, Michael P Leathers, Cristian Coarfa, Deborah L Johnson
The TATA-binding protein (TBP) plays a central role in eukaryotic gene transcription. Given its key function in transcription initiation, TBP was initially thought to be an invariant protein. However, studies showed that TBP expression is upregulated by oncogenic signaling pathways. Furthermore, depending on the cell type, small increases in cellular TBP amounts can induce changes in cellular growth properties towards a transformed phenotype. Here we sought to identify the specific TBP-regulated gene targets that drive its ability to induce tumorigenesis...
March 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413027/matrix-metalloproteinases-and-platelet-function
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Paolo Gresele, Emanuela Falcinelli, Manuela Sebastiano, Stefania Momi
Platelets contain and release several matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs), including MMP-1, -2, -3, -9, and -14 and TIMP-1, -2, and -4. Although devoid of a nucleus, platelets also synthesize TIMP-2 upon activation. Platelet-released MMPs/TIMPs, as well as MMPs generated by other cells within the cardiovascular system, modulate platelet function in health and disease. In particular, a normal hemostatic platelet response to vessel wall injury may be transformed into pathologic thrombus formation by the release from platelets and/or by the local generation of some MMPs...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405524/therapeutic-efficacy-of-combined-vaccination-against-tumor-pericyte-associated-antigens-dlk1-and-dlk2-in-mice
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Kellsye Paula L Fabian, Nina Chi-Sabins, Jennifer L Taylor, Ronald Fecek, Aliyah Weinstein, Walter J Storkus
When compared with vascular cells in normal tissues, pericytes and vascular endothelial cells (VEC) in tumor blood vessels exhibit altered morphology and epigenetic programming that leads to the expression of unique antigens that allow for differential recognition by CD8(+) T cells. We have previously shown that the Notch antagonist delta-like homolog 1 (DLK1) is a tumor pericyte-associated antigen expressed in setting of melanoma and a range of carcinomas. In this report, we show that therapeutic vaccination against DLK1 in murine models results in slowed tumor growth, but also to the compensatory expression of the DLK1 homolog, DLK2, by tumor-associated pericytes...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404865/dual-angiopoietin-2-and-vegfa-inhibition-elicits-antitumor-immunity-that-is-enhanced-by-pd-1-checkpoint-blockade
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Martina Schmittnaegel, Nicolò Rigamonti, Ece Kadioglu, Antonino Cassará, Céline Wyser Rmili, Anna Kiialainen, Yvonne Kienast, Hans-Joachim Mueller, Chia-Huey Ooi, Damya Laoui, Michele De Palma
Pathological angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer and a therapeutic target. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2; also known as ANG2) are proangiogenic cytokines that sustain tumor angiogenesis and limit antitumor immunity. We show that combined ANGPT2 and VEGFA blockade by a bispecific antibody (A2V) provided superior therapeutic benefits, as compared to the single agents, in both genetically engineered and transplant tumor models, including metastatic breast cancer (MMTV-PyMT), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (RIP1-Tag2), and melanoma...
April 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398880/cerebrovascular-remodeling-and-neuroinflammation-is-a-late-effect-of-radiation-induced-brain-injury-in-non-human-primates
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Rachel N Andrews, Linda J Metheny-Barlow, Ann M Peiffer, David B Hanbury, Janet A Tooze, J Daniel Bourland, Robert E Hampson, Samuel A Deadwyler, J Mark Cline
Fractionated whole-brain irradiation (fWBI) is a mainstay of treatment for patients with intracranial neoplasia; however late-delayed radiation-induced normal tissue injury remains a major adverse consequence of treatment, with deleterious effects on quality of life for affected patients. We hypothesize that cerebrovascular injury and remodeling after fWBI results in ischemic injury to dependent white matter, which contributes to the observed cognitive dysfunction. To evaluate molecular effectors of radiation-induced brain injury (RIBI), real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was performed on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC, Brodmann area 46), hippocampus and temporal white matter of 4 male Rhesus macaques (age 6-10 years), which had received 40 Gray (Gy) fWBI (8 fractions of 5 Gy each, twice per week), and 3 control comparators...
March 6, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390068/hostile-takeover-how-tumors-hijack-pre-existing-vascular-environments-to-thrive
#14
Frank Winkler
An increasing body of evidence suggests that solid tumors do not require the generation of new blood vessels, angiogenesis, to successfully grow, and to colonize normal tissue. Many tumor cells rather make best use of what they find: pre-existing blood vessels of the host. In these cases, the host vasculature is incorporated by the growing tumor, resulting in a new organ consisting of malignant and nonmalignant cell types. In consequence, pre-existing vessels are exploited by the tumor for optimal access to oxygen and nutrients...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388394/in%C3%A2-vivo-effects-of-long-term-cigarette-smoke-exposure-on-mammary-tissue-in-mice
#15
Shannon Kispert, Susan Crawford, Grant Kolar, Jane McHowat
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide and has been linked to the development and progression of cancer. Many cohort studies have described the link between patients with breast cancer and those with long-term smoking history. Despite the claim of correlation, the mechanism by which cigarette smoke alters normal breast epithelial cells and stroma and contributes to tumor cell growth remains undefined. To investigate whether cigarette smoke promotes ductal epithelial cell hyperplasia by stimulating stromal endothelial cell proliferation, we exposed mice to cigarette smoke for 6 months...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386275/endocrine-gland-derived-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-prokineticin-1-in-cancer-development-and-tumor-angiogenesis
#16
REVIEW
Ana Silvia Corlan, Anca Maria Cîmpean, Adriana-Andreea Jitariu, Eugen Melnic, Marius Raica
A lot of data suggests endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor (EG-VEGF) to be restricted to endocrine glands and to some endocrine-dependent organs. Many evidences show that EG-VEGF stimulates angiogenesis and cell proliferation, although it is not a member of the VEGF family. At the time, a lot of data regarding the role of this growth factor in normal development are available. However, controversial results have been published in the case of pathological conditions and particularly in malignant tumors...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383711/synergistic-effect-of-regulatory-t-cells-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-angiogenesis-in-the-endometriotic-milieu
#17
Xiao-Qiu Wang, Wen-Jie Zhou, Xue-Zhen Luo, Yu Tao, Da-Jin Li
STUDY QUESTION: Do regulatory T cells (Tregs) contribute to angiogenesis in endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: High levels of CCL17 and CCL22 cause the recruitment of Tregs, upregulate the immunosuppression of Tregs and, in turn, may promote angiogenesis in endometrial cells in synergy with proinflammatory cytokines. WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN: The peritoneal fluid of patients with endometriosis has a higher percentage of Tregs than that of normal individuals; however, the regulatory role of Tregs in the disease remains unclear...
April 4, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382534/pseudoprogression-radionecrosis-inflammation-or-true-tumor-progression-challenges-associated-with-glioblastoma-response-assessment-in-an-evolving-therapeutic-landscape
#18
REVIEW
Benjamin M Ellingson, Caroline Chung, Whitney B Pope, Jerrold L Boxerman, Timothy J Kaufmann
The wide variety of treatment options that exist for glioblastoma, including surgery, ionizing radiation, anti-neoplastic chemotherapies, anti-angiogenic therapies, and active or passive immunotherapies, all may alter aspects of vascular permeability within the tumor and/or normal parenchyma. These alterations manifest as changes in the degree of contrast enhancement or T2-weighted signal hyperintensity on standard anatomic MRI scans, posing a potential challenge for accurate radiographic response assessment for identifying anti-tumor effects...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382132/monitoring-of-blood-vessel-density-using-contrast-enhanced-high-frequency-ultrasound-may-facilitate-early-diagnosis-of-lymph-node-metastasis
#19
Takuma Sato, Tomoaki Takemura, Tomoki Ouchi, Shiro Mori, Maya Sakamoto, Yoichi Arai, Tetsuya Kodama
Time-dependent alterations in the ultrasonography characteristics of lymph nodes during early-stage metastasis have not been compared with those of tumor-draining lymph nodes that do not develop tumor; this is partly due to the absence of an appropriate experimental model. In a previous study of lymph nodes with experimental early-stage metastasis, we used contrast-enhanced high-frequency ultrasound to demonstrate that an increase in lymph node blood vessel density preceded any changes in lymph node volume...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370778/clinical-and-pathological-significance-of-myeloid-differentiation-factor-88-expression-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tissues
#20
Keiichi Kinowaki, Yurie Soejima, Arisa Kumagai, Fukuo Kondo, Keiji Sano, Takeshi Fujii, Masanobu Kitagawa, Toshio Fukusato
The innate immune system, which includes toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling, plays an important role in inflammation and oncogenesis. Although TLR common adaptor myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) is known to have multiple effects on carcinogenesis, the role of MyD88 in hepatocarcinogenesis remains unknown. In this study, MyD88 expression was examined in 105 samples of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissue by immunohistochemistry, Western blot, and quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction methods...
April 3, 2017: Pathology International
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