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Tumor Microenvironment Bone Marrow Chemotherapy

Lisa König, Fabian D Mairinger, Oliver Hoffmann, Ann-Kathrin Bittner, Kurt W Schmid, Rainer Kimmig, Sabine Kasimir-Bauer, Agnes Bankfalvi
BACKGROUND: Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are described as an important immune modulator in the tumor microenvironment and are associated with breast cancer (BC) outcome. The spatial analysis of TILs and TIL subtype distribution at the invasive tumor front (ITF) and the tumor center (TC) might provide further insights into tumor progression. METHODS: We analyzed core biopsies from 87 pre-therapeutic BC patients for total TILs and the following subtypes: CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD20+ and CD68+ cells in correlation to clinicopathological parameters and disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) in the bone marrow...
February 4, 2019: BMC Cancer
Lan G Coffman, Alexander T Pearson, Leonard G Frisbie, Zachary Freeman, Elizabeth Christie, David D Bowtell, Ronald J Buckanovich
Carcinoma-associated mesenchymal stem cells (CA-MSCs) are critical stromal progenitor cells within the tumor microenvironment (TME). We previously demonstrated that CA-MSCs differentially express bone morphogenetic protein family members, promote tumor cell growth, increase cancer "stemness," and chemotherapy resistance. Here, we use RNA sequencing of normal omental MSCs and ovarian CA-MSCs to demonstrate global changes in CA-MSC gene expression. Using these expression profiles, we create a unique predictive algorithm to classify CA-MSCs...
October 23, 2018: Stem Cells
Caitlyn A Moore, Niloy N Shah, Caroline P Smith, Pranela Rameshwar
Three-dimensional (3D) in vitro modeling is increasingly relevant as two-dimensional (2D) cultures have been recognized with limits to recapitulate the complex endogenous conditions in the body. Additionally, fabrication technology is more accessible than ever. Bioprinting, in particular, is an additive manufacturing technique that expands the capabilities of in vitro studies by precisely depositing cells embedded within a 3D biomaterial scaffold that acts as temporary extracellular matrix (ECM). More importantly, bioprinting has vast potential for customization...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Madhurima Das, Sujata Law
Chemoresistance to the anticancer therapy is the main challenge for the recurrence of cancer and it is responsible for treatment failure and unfavorable clinical outcome. Understanding the mechanisms of chemoresistance in cancer would help to predict disease progression, develop new therapies and personalize systemic therapy. In the last few decades, cancer stem cells (CSC) have proven to play a key role in tumor initiation and may also act as a key factor for chemoresistance and recurrence of the disease following chemotherapy...
October 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Botao Wang, Xin Zheng, Jing Liu, Zhen Zhang, Chongyang Qiu, Lei Yang, Lanqiu Zhang, Qi Zhang, Hongwei Gao, Ximo Wang
Pancreatic cancer has remained a major cause of cancer-related deaths. A hallmark of pancreatic cancer is extensive stromal reactions, resulting in a unique tumor microenvironment, especially the involvement of macrophages. These tumor-educated cells limit the efficacy of chemotherapy. Therefore, it is necessary to identify an effective treatment strategy. In this study, we aimed to explore the anti-tumor and immunomodulatory effects of osthole on pancreatic cancer. We found that osthole suppressed Panc 02 cell migration and proliferation and induced apoptosis as shown in vitro...
July 2018: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Anahid Jewett, Janko Kos, Yuman Fong, Meng-Wei Ko, Tahmineh Safaei, Milica Perišić Nanut, Kawaljit Kaur
We have recently shown that natural killer (NK) cells select and differentiate cancer stem cells (CSCs)/undifferentiated tumors via secreted and membrane bound IFN-gamma (IFN-γ) and TNF-alpha (TNF-α), preventing tumor growth and inducing remodeling of the tumor microenvironment. Since many conventional therapeutic strategies, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy remain fairly unsuccessful in treating CSCs/poorly differentiated tumors, there has been an increasing interest in NK cell-targeted immunotherapy for the treatment of aggressive tumors...
August 3, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
Guojing Luo, Yuedong He, Xijie Yu
The high incidences of bone metastasis in patients with breast cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer still remains a puzzling issue. The "seeds and soil" hypothesis suggested that bone marrow (soil) may provide a favorable "niche" for tumor cells (seed). When seeking for effective ways to prevent and treat tumor bone metastasis, most researchers focus on tumor cells (seed) but not the bone marrow microenvironment (soil). In reality, only a fraction of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) could survive and colonize in bone...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Amnon Peled, Shiri Klein, Katia Beider, Jan A Burger, Michal Abraham
The chemokine receptor CXCR4 and its ligand stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1/CXCL12) are important players in the cross-talk among lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia cells and their microenvironments. In hematological malignancies and solid tumors, the overexpression of CXCR4 on the cell surface has been shown to be responsible for disease progression, increasing tumor cell survival and chemoresistance and metastasis to organs with high CXCL12 levels (e.g., lymph nodes and bone marrow (BM)). Furthermore, the overexpression of CXCR4 has been found to have prognostic significance for disease progression in many type of tumors including lymphoma, leukemia, glioma, and prostate, breast, colorectal, renal, and hepatocellular carcinomas...
September 2018: Cytokine
Chen Hao Lo, Conor C Lynch
Bone-metastatic prostate cancer is common in men with recurrent castrate-resistant disease. To date, therapeutic focus has largely revolved around androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and chemotherapy. While second-generation ADTs and combination ADT/chemotherapy approaches have been successful in extending overall survival, the disease remains incurable. It is clear that molecular and cellular components of the cancer-bone microenvironment contribute to the disease progression and potentially to the emergence of therapy resistance...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Diana A Aderetti, Vashendriya V V Hira, Remco J Molenaar, Cornelis J F van Noorden
Glioblastoma is the most lethal primary brain tumor and poor survival of glioblastoma patients is attributed to the presence of glioma stem cells (GSCs). These therapy-resistant, quiescent and pluripotent cells reside in GSC niches, which are specific microenvironments that protect GSCs against radiotherapy and chemotherapy. We previously showed the existence of hypoxic peri-arteriolar GSC niches in glioblastoma tumor samples. However, other studies have described peri-vascular niches, peri-hypoxic niches, peri-immune niches and extracellular matrix niches of GSCs...
April 2018: Biochimica et biophysica acta. Reviews on cancer
Amir Sherif, Malin Winerdal, Ola Winqvist
The secondary effects of chemotherapy, with bone marrow depression and risk of leukopenia, has traditionally been considered being detrimental for the immune system. However, growing evidence suggests a main role for chemotherapy in antitumor immunomodulation. With reference to cisplatin, which is the basis of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in muscle invasive bladder cancer, four different aspects of immunomodulation has thus far been described; increased MHC class I expression, recruitment and proliferation of effector cells, enhancement of tumor-lytic activity of cytotoxic effectors and downregulation of immunosuppressive actors in the microenvironment...
January 20, 2018: Bladder Cancer
D S Lima, R P G Lemes, D M Matos
In tumor microenvironment, immunosuppression is a common event and results from the inhibition of activated immune cells and generation of cells with immunosuppressive capacity, as some subtypes of monocytes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of immunosuppressive CD14+ /HLA-DRlow/- monocytes in pediatric patients with the diagnosis of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and, moreover, verify whether the chemotherapeutic treatment has any effect on these cells. Peripheral blood (PB) and bone marrow (BM) samples were collected from 15 untreated pediatric patients...
February 10, 2018: Medical Oncology
Fang Zhu, Lindsay McCaw, David E Spaner, Reginald M Gorczynski
The tumor microenvironment (TME) is critical to the longevity of tumor B cells in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) and the cytokines they produce including IL-6 are important components of the TME in CLL. We found BMMSCs supported the survival of CLL cells in vitro through an IL-6 dependent mechanism. IL-17 which induces IL-6 generation in a variety of cells increased production of IL-6 both in CLL cells and BMMSCs in vitro. In a xenograft CLL mouse model, BMMSCs and the culture supernatant of BMMSCs increased engraftment of CLL cells through an IL-6 mediated mechanism with human recombinant IL-6 showing similar effects in vivo...
March 2018: Leukemia Research
Xinyi Chen, Jin Chen, Wenyan Zhang, Ruixue Sun, Ting Liu, Yuhuan Zheng, Yu Wu
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are correlated with the prognosis of different types of solid tumors and lymphoma, according to many clinical studies. In vitro experiments have demonstrated the roles of these cells in myeloma cell survival, angiogenesis, immunomodulation, drug resistance, and the interaction between malignant myeloma cells and the microenvironment. Here, we investigated the prognostic significance of TAMs in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). We evaluated the polarized functional status of bone marrow infiltrated by TAMs by immunohistochemical staining of CD68, iNOS, and CD163 in 240 patients with MM from January 2009 to December 2014...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
George S Karagiannis, John S Condeelis, Maja H Oktay
Tumors often overcome the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy through either acquired or environment-mediated drug resistance. In addition, signals from the microenvironment obfuscate the beneficial effects of chemotherapy and may facilitate progression and metastatic dissemination. Seminal mediators in chemotherapy-induced metastasis appear to be a wide range of hematopoietic, mesenchymal and immune progenitor cells, originating from the bone marrow. The actual purpose of these cells is to orchestrate the repair response to the cytotoxic damage of chemotherapy...
April 2018: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
Alexandra M Stevens, Jennifer M Miller, Jaime O Munoz, Amos S Gaikwad, Michele S Redell
The tumor microenvironment can protect cancer cells from conventional anticancer therapies. Thus, targeting these protective mechanisms could eradicate therapy-resistant cancer cells and improve outcomes. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) provides extrinsic protection for several solid tumors and multiple myeloma. In pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML), IL-6-induced STAT3 signaling frequently becomes stronger at relapse, and increases in IL-6-induced STAT3 activity are associated with inferior survival after relapse...
August 8, 2017: Blood Advances
Ali S Arbab, Mohammad H Rashid, Kartik Angara, Thaiz F Borin, Ping-Chang Lin, Meenu Jain, Bhagelu R Achyut
Glioblastoma (GBM) is considered one of the most malignant, genetically heterogeneous, and therapy-resistant solid tumor. Therapeutic options are limited in GBM and involve surgical resection followed by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Adjuvant therapies, including antiangiogenic treatments (AATs) targeting the VEGF-VEGFR pathway, have witnessed enhanced infiltration of bone marrow-derived myeloid cells, causing therapy resistance and tumor relapse in clinics and in preclinical models of GBM. This review article is focused on gathering previous clinical and preclinical reports featuring major challenges and lessons in GBM...
December 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Meiyu Peng, Qi Zhang, Yingnan Cheng, Shuyu Fu, Huipeng Yang, Xiangdong Guo, Jieyou Zhang, Lina Wang, Lijuan Zhang, Zhenyi Xue, Yan Li, Yurong Da, Zhi Yao, Liang Qiao, Rongxin Zhang
Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive malignancy that is unresponsive to conventional radiation and chemotherapy. Therefore, development of novel immune therapeutic strategies is urgently needed. L-4F, an Apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I) mimetic peptide, is engineered to mimic the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative functionalities of ApoA-I. In this work, H7 cells were orthotopically implanted in C57BL/6 mice and treated with L-4F. Then, pancreatic cancer progression and the inflammatory microenvironment were investigated in vivo ...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Gilberto Gastelum, Aleksandra Poteshkina, Mysore Veena, Edgar Artiga, Geraldine Weckstein, Patrick Frost
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable disease of malignant plasma B-cells that infiltrate the bone marrow (BM), resulting in bone destruction, anemia, renal impairment and infections. Physiologically, the BM microenvironment is hypoxic and this promotes MM progression and contributes to resistance to chemotherapy. Since aberrant hypoxic responses may result in the selection of more aggressive tumor phenotypes, we hypothesized that targeting the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathways will be an effective anti-MM therapeutic strategy...
2017: PloS One
Hanxianzhi Xiao, Lirong Xiong, Xiaoying Song, Pengwei Jin, Linbo Chen, Xiongbin Chen, Hui Yao, Yaping Wang, Lu Wang
Myelosuppression is the most common complication of chemotherapy. Decline of self-renewal capacity and stress-induced premature senescence (SIPS) of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) induced by chemotherapeutic agents may be the cause of long-term myelosuppression after chemotherapy. Whether the mechanism of SIPS of hematopoietic cells relates to chemotherapeutic injury occurred in hematopoietic microenvironment (HM) is still not well elucidated. This study explored the protective effect of Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP), an acetone extract polysaccharide found as the major effective ingredients of a traditional Chinese medicinal herb named Chinese Angelica (Dong Quai), on oxidative damage of homo sapiens bone marrow/stroma cell line (HS-5) caused by 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and the effect of ASP relieving oxidative stress in HM on SIPS of hematopoietic cells...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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