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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448269/circulating-cell-free-micrornas-as-clinical-cancer-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Virginie Armand-Labit, Anne Pradines
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding small RNAs that are master regulators of genic expression and consequently of many cellular processes. But their expression is often deregulated in human tumors leading to cancer development. Recently miRNAs were discovered in body fluids (serum, plasma and others) and their levels have often been reported to be altered in patients. Circulating miRNAs became one of the most promising biomarkers in oncology for early diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic response prediction. Here we describe the origins and roles of miRNAs, and summarize the most recent studies focusing on their usefulness as cancer biomarkers in lung, breast, colon, prostate, ovary cancers and melanoma...
April 27, 2017: Biomolecular Concepts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446206/cooperation-of-neurotrophin-receptor-trkb-and-her2-in-breast-cancer-cells-facilitates-brain-metastases
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Cecilia Choy, Khairul I Ansari, Josh Neman, Sarah Hsu, Matthew J Duenas, Hubert Li, Nagarajan Vaidehi, Rahul Jandial
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary breast cancer that is positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2+) have a high risk of developing metastases in the brain. Despite gains with systemic control of Her2+ disease using molecular therapies, brain metastases remain recalcitrant to therapeutic discovery. The clinical predilection of Her2+ breast cancer cells to colonize the brain likely relies on paracrine mechanisms. The neural niche poses unique selection pressures, and neoplastic cells that utilize the brain microenvironment may have a survival advantage...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442393/progesterone-receptors-pr-mediate-stat-actions-pr-and-prolactin-receptor-signaling-crosstalk-in-breast-cancer-models
#3
Katherine A Leehy, Thu H Truong, Laura J Mauro, Carol A Lange
Estrogen is the major mitogenic stimulus of mammary gland development during puberty wherein ER signaling acts to induce abundant PR expression. PR signaling, in contrast, is the primary driver of mammary epithelial cell proliferation in adulthood. The high circulating levels of progesterone during pregnancy signal through PR, inducing expression of the prolactin receptor (PRLR). Cooperation between PR and prolactin (PRL) signaling, via regulation of downstream components in the PRL signaling pathway including JAKs and STATs, facilitates the alveolar morphogenesis observed during pregnancy...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442298/how-to-study-and-overcome-tumor-heterogeneity-with-circulating-biomarkers-the-breast-cancer-case
#4
REVIEW
Valentina Appierto, Serena Di Cosimo, Carolina Reduzzi, Valentina Pala, Vera Cappelletti, Maria Grazia Daidone
Breast cancer ranks first among female cancer-related deaths in Western countries. As the primary tumor can often be controlled by surgical resection, the survival of women with breast cancer is closely linked to the incidence of distant metastases. Molecular screening by next generation sequencing highlighted the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of solid tumors as well as the clonal evolution of cancer cells during progression and under treatment pressure. Such findings question whether an optimal assessment of disease progression and a screening for druggable mutations should be based on molecular features of primary or recurrent/metastatic lesions and therefore represent a crucial element for failure or success of personalized medicine...
April 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429331/the-correlation-of-cd19%C3%A2-%C3%A2-cd24%C3%A2-%C3%A2-cd38%C3%A2-%C3%A2-b-cells-and-other-clinicopathological-variables-with-the-proportion-of-circulating-tregs-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Mohammad Kazzem Gheybi, Shokrollah Farrokhi, Mohammad Reza Ravanbod, Afshin Ostovar, Valiollah Mehrzad, Pardis Nematollahi
BACKGROUND: T regulatory cells (Tregs) are known to negatively control immune response. The frequency of these cells was inversely correlated with clinical outcomes of breast cancer. CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD38(hi) cells also play a critical role in inflammation and autoimmune disease. However, their function in tumor immune response is less studied. In this study we aimed to determine the role of CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD38(hi) cells and some other clinicopathological variables in increasing the proportion of Tregs in breast cancer patients...
April 20, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426707/rare-cell-isolation-and-recovery-on-open-channel-microfluidic-chip
#6
Taisuke Masuda, Woneui Song, Hayao Nakanishi, Wu Lei, Anas Mohd Noor, Fumihito Arai
The ability to accurately detect and analyze rare cells in a cell population is critical not only for the study of disease progression but also for next flow cytometry systems in clinical application. Here, we report the development of a prototype device, the 'Rare cell sorter', for isolating and recovering single rare cells from whole blood samples. On this device, we utilized an open-channel microfluidic chip for rare cell isolation. And the advantage of open-channel allows us to recover the isolated rare cell directly from the chip...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424464/-18-f-tetrafluoroborate-pet-ct-enables-sensitive-tumor-and-metastasis-in-vivo-imaging-in-a-sodium-iodide-symporter-expressing-tumor-model
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S Diocou, A Volpe, M Jauregui-Osoro, M Boudjemeline, K Chuamsaamarkkee, F Man, P J Blower, T Ng, G E D Mullen, G O Fruhwirth
Cancer cell metastasis is responsible for most cancer deaths. Non-invasive in vivo cancer cell tracking in spontaneously metastasizing tumor models still poses a challenge requiring highest sensitivity and excellent contrast. The goal of this study was to evaluate if the recently introduced PET radiotracer [(18)F]tetrafluoroborate ([(18)F]BF4(-)) is useful for sensitive and specific metastasis detection in an orthotopic xenograft breast cancer model expressing the human sodium iodide symporter (NIS) as a reporter...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405494/overcoming-resistance-to-her2-targeted-therapy-with-a-novel-her2-cd3-bispecific-antibody
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Andres Lopez-Albaitero, Hong Xu, Hongfen Guo, Linlin Wang, Zhihao Wu, Hoa Tran, Sarat Chandarlapaty, Maurizio Scaltriti, Yelena Janjigian, Elisa de Stanchina, Nai-Kong V Cheung
T-cell-based therapies have emerged as one of the most clinically effective ways to target solid and non-solid tumors. HER2 is responsible for the oncogenesis and treatment resistance of several human solid tumors. As a member of the HER family of tyrosine kinase receptors, its over-activity confers unfavorable clinical outcome. Targeted therapies directed at this receptor have achieved responses, although development of resistance is common. We explored a novel HER2/CD3 bispecific antibody (HER2-BsAb) platform that while preserving the anti-proliferative effects of trastuzumab, it recruits and activates non-specific circulating T-cells, promoting T cell tumor infiltration and ablating HER2(+) tumors, even when these are resistant to standard HER2-targeted therapies...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400479/a-presurgical-study-of-lecithin-formulation-of-green-tea-extract-in-women-with-early-breast-cancer
#9
Matteo Lazzeroni, Aliana Guerrieri-Gonzaga, Sara Gandini, Harriet Johansson, Davide Serrano, Massimiliano Cazzaniga, Valentina Aristarco, Debora Macis, Serena Mora, Pietro Caldarella, Gianmatteo Pagani, Giancarlo Pruneri, Antonella Riva, Giovanna Petrangolini, Paolo Morazzoni, Andrea DeCensi, Bernardo Bonanni
Epidemiologic data support an inverse association between green tea intake and breast cancer risk. Greenselect®Phytosome® (GSP) is a lecithin formulation of a caffeine-free green tea catechin extract. The purpose of the study was to determine the tissue distribution of Epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) and its effect on cell proliferation and circulating biomarkers in breast cancer patients. Twelve early BC patients received GSP 300 mg, equivalent to 44.9 mg of EGCG, daily for 4 weeks prior to surgery. The EGCG levels were measured before (free-) and after (total-) enzymatic hydrolysis by HPLC-MS/MS in plasma, urine, breast cancer tissue and surrounding normal breast tissue...
April 11, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400088/tumor-specific-circulating-angiogenic-progenitors-in-breast-and-renal-cell-cancer-what-prospects
#10
EDITORIAL
Caroline Bailleux, Fabrice André, Suzette Delaloge
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399903/overexpression-of-syndecan-1-muc-1-and-putative-stem-cell-markers-in-breast-cancer-leptomeningeal-metastasis-a-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-cytometry-study
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Iole Cordone, Serena Masi, Valentina Summa, Mariantonia Carosi, Antonello Vidiri, Alessandra Fabi, Alessia Pasquale, Laura Conti, Immacolata Rosito, Carmine Maria Carapella, Veronica Villani, Andrea Pace
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a mosaic of tumor cell subpopulations, where only a minority is responsible for disease recurrence and cancer invasiveness. We focused on one of the most aggressive circulating tumor cells (CTCs) which, from the primitive tumor, spreads to the central nervous system (CNS), evaluating the expression of prognostic and putative cancer stem cell markers in breast cancer (BC) leptomeningeal metastasis (LM). METHODS: Flow cytometry immunophenotypic analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples (4...
April 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389380/etumortype-an-algorithm-of-discriminating-cancer-types-for-circulating-tumor-cells-or-cell-free-dnas-in-blood
#12
Jinfeng Zou, Edwin Wang
With the technology development on detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and cell-free DNAs (cfDNAs) in blood, serum, and plasma, non-invasive diagnosis of cancer becomes promising. A few studies reported good correlations between signals from tumor tissues and CTCs or cfDNAs, making it possible to detect cancers using CTCs and cfDNAs. However, the detection cannot tell which cancer types the person has. To meet these challenges, we developed an algorithm, eTumorType, to identify cancer types based on copy number variations (CNVs) of the cancer founding clone...
April 4, 2017: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388851/dna-rna-based-formulations-for-treatment-of-breast-cancer
#13
Zhaolu Xie, Xianghui Zeng
To develop a successful formulation for the gene therapy of breast cancer, an effective therapeutic nucleic acid and proper delivery system are essential. Increased understanding of breast cancer, and developments in biotechnology, material science and nanotechnology have provided a major impetus in the development of effective formulations for the gene therapy of breast cancer. Areas covered: We discuss DNA/RNA-based formulations that can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and control the progress of breast cancer...
April 7, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383524/cytosolic-co-delivery-of-mirna-34a-and-docetaxel-with-core-shell-nanocarriers-via-caveolae-mediated-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-breast-cancer
#14
Li Zhang, Xin Yang, Yaqi Lv, Xiaofei Xin, Chao Qin, Xiaopeng Han, Lei Yang, Wei He, Lifang Yin
Co-delivery of microRNAs and chemotherapeutic drugs into tumor cells is an attractive strategy for synergetic breast cancer therapy due to their complementary mechanisms. In this work, a core-shell nanocarrier coated by cationic albumin was developed to simultaneously deliver miRNA-34a and docetaxel (DTX) into breast cancer cells for improved therapeutic effect. The co-delivery nanocarriers showed a spherical morphology with an average particle size of 183.9 nm, and they efficiently protected miRNA-34a from degradation by RNase and serum...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377598/highly-sensitive-capture-of-circulating-tumor-cells-using-micro-ellipse-filters
#15
Hongmei Chen, Baoshan Cao, Bo Sun, Yapeng Cao, Ke Yang, Yu-Sheng Lin, Hongda Chen
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detection, enumeration and characterization with microfluidic chips has critical significance in cancer prognosis offering a non-invasive "liquid biopsy". Based on physical differences of size and deformability, we explore micro-ellipse filters consisting of microfuidic slits in series gradually narrowed. Slender tunnels sensitively capture tumor cells with slim chance to escape. Tumor cells could reside at capture sites organized by arrays of micro-ellipse microposts enduring less stress...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373442/relationship-between-circulating-tumor-cells-and-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-patients-with-early-breast-cancer
#16
Branislav Bystricky, Silvia Jurisova, Marian Karaba, Gabriel Minarik, Juraj Benca, Tatiana Sedlácková, Lubomira Tothova, Barbora Vlkova, Zuzana Cierna, Pavol Janega, Denisa Manasova, Paulina Gronesova, Daniel Pindak, Jozef Mardiak, Peter Celec, Michal Mego
AIM: Cancer increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are associated with an increased risk of VTE and, thus, with increased D-dimers as a product of fibrinolysis. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is one of the key enzymes in the fibrinolytic pathway. Its activity is crucial in maintaining the balance between blood coagulation and fibrinolysis. This study aimed to analyze the association between CTCs and tPA in patients with primary breast cancer before surgery...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369094/clinical-application-of-a-microfluidic-chip-for-immunocapture-and-quantification-of-circulating-exosomes-to-assist-breast-cancer-diagnosis-and-molecular-classification
#17
Shimeng Fang, Hongzhu Tian, Xiancheng Li, Dong Jin, Xiaojie Li, Jing Kong, Chun Yang, Xuesong Yang, Yao Lu, Yong Luo, Bingcheng Lin, Weidong Niu, Tingjiao Liu
Increasing attention has been attracted by exosomes in blood-based diagnosis because cancer cells release more exosomes in serum than normal cells and these exosomes overexpress a certain number of cancer-related biomarkers. However, capture and biomarker analysis of exosomes for clinical application are technically challenging. In this study, we developed a microfluidic chip for immunocapture and quantification of circulating exosomes from small sample volume and applied this device in clinical study. Circulating EpCAM-positive exosomes were measured in 6 cases breast cancer patients and 3 healthy controls to assist diagnosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361862/circulating-tumor-cells-in-breast-cancer-functional-heterogeneity-pathogenetic-and-clinical-aspects
#18
N V Cherdyntseva, N V Litviakov, E V Denisov, P A Gervas, E S Cherdyntsev
Each patient has a unique history of cancer ecosystem development, resulting in intratumor heterogeneity. In order to effectively kill the tumor cells by chemotherapy, dynamic monitoring of driver molecular alterations is necessary to detect the markers for acquired drug resistance and find the new therapeutic targets. To perform the therapeutic monitoring, frequent tumor biopsy is needed, but it is not always possible due to small tumor size or its regression during the therapy or tumor inaccessibility in advanced cancer patients...
March 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358430/comparison-of-the-pi3kca-pathway-in-circulating-tumor-cells-and-corresponding-tumor-tissue-of-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
#19
Maren Bredemeier, Sabine Kasimir-Bauer, Hans-Christian Kolberg, Thomas Herold, Sarah Synoracki, Siegfried Hauch, Philippos Edimiris, Agnes Bankfalvi, Mitra Tewes, Rainer Kimmig, Bahriye Aktas
The aim of the present study was to compare the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3KCA)-AKT serine/threonine kinase (AKT) pathway in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and corresponding cancerous tissues. Stemness‑like circulating tumor cells (slCTCs) and CTCs in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) have been implicated as the active source of metastatic spread in breast cancer (BC). In this regard, the PI3KCA‑AKT signaling pathway was demonstrated to be implicated in and to be frequently mutated in BC. The present study compared this pathway in slCTCs/CTCs in EMT and the corresponding tumor tissues of 90 metastatic BC patients (pts)...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350034/spectrophotometric-analysis-at-the-single-cell-level-elucidating-dispersity-within-melanic-immortalized-cell-populations
#20
Luis Polo-Parada, Gerardo Gutiérrez-Juárez, David Cywiak, Rafael Pérez-Solano, Gary A Baker
It is widely held that the melanosome is an exemplar of the absorption features of melanin-containing cells, which are assumed to be uniform in both size and optical characteristics. In recent years, however, it has become increasingly apparent that this is a strikingly poor assumption. Indeed, melanin extracted from natural sources and synthetic melanin both show wide variability in their degree of polymerization (molecular weight) and spectroscopic characteristics. In the current study, imaging spectrophotometry performed on individual cells of immortalized melanin-producing cell lines revealed broad distributions in their sizes: 9...
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