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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4977, 2020 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020483

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Although thousands of breast cancer cells disseminate and home to bone marrow until primary surgery, usually less than a handful will succeed in establishing manifest metastases months to years later. To identify signals that support survival or outgrowth in patients, we profile rare bone marrow-derived disseminated cancer cells (DCCs) long before manifestation of metastasis and identify IL6/PI3K-signaling as candidate pathway for DCC activation. Surprisingly, and similar to mammary epithelial cells, DCCs lack membranous IL6 receptor expression and mechanistic dissection reveals IL6 trans-signaling to regulate a stem-like state of mammary epithelial cells via gp130. Responsiveness to IL6 trans-signals is found to be niche-dependent as bone marrow stromal and endosteal cells down-regulate gp130 in premalignant mammary epithelial cells as opposed to vascular niche cells. PIK3CA activation renders cells independent from IL6 trans-signaling. Consistent with a bottleneck function of microenvironmental DCC control, we find PIK3CA mutations highly associated with late-stage metastatic cells while being extremely rare in early DCCs. Our data suggest that the initial steps of metastasis formation are often not cancer cell-autonomous, but also depend on microenvironmental signals.


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Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Transdução de Sinais , Medula Óssea/patologia , Mama/citologia , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Receptor gp130 de Citocina/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Interleucina-6/genética , Mutação , Metástase Neoplásica/genética , Receptores de Interleucina-6/deficiência , Receptores de Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Células Estromais/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5463-5469, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988868

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Periostin exists as an extracellular matrix protein in several carcinomas and is related to metastasis and poor prognosis. It is mainly secreted from cancer associated fibroblasts, and not from carcinoma cells. As a tumor microenvironment component, periostin usually mediates tumor cell stemness, metastasis, angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. This study aimed to examine the role of periostin in chondrosarcoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To evaluate the effect of periostin on the proliferation of chondrosarcoma cells, MTT assay was performed on SW1353 cells and periostin knockdown SW1353 cells. Migration activity was examined using Boyden chamber. RESULTS: Periostin, secreted from chondrosarcoma cells, was found to support proliferation, and maintain stemness and migration of chondrosarcoma cells. Periostin also induced proliferation and migration of lymphatic endothelial cells. CONCLUSION: Periostin plays an important role in chondrosarcoma development and disease progression.


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Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Condrossarcoma/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Condrossarcoma/patologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Humanos , Linfangiogênese/genética , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Microambiente Tumoral/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5557-5566, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988879

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BACKGROUND/AIM: E- and P-cadherin (E-cadh, P-cadh) control tumor cell invasion, metastatic or stemness potential and chemotherapy resistance. The study aimed to assess E- and P-cadherin expression in breast cancer molecular subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry for E-cadh and P-cadh was performed for 97 breast cancer cases. Membrane (M), cytoplasmic (C) or mixed (MC) patterns of E-cadh and P-cadh were considered in our evaluation. RESULTS: E-cadh and P-cadh C pattern was significantly correlated in the HER2 subtype (p=0.031). P-cadh M pattern was highly specific for the HER2 subtype (p=0.002). Only P-cadh C characterized the triple negative breast cancer subtype (p=0.015). For Luminal B/HER2 cases, P-cadh M pattern was strongly coexpressed with the E-cadh MC pattern (p=0.012). Progesterone receptor (PR) expression influenced E-cadh M pattern in the Luminal B/HER2 subtype (p=0.042). CONCLUSION: E- and P-cadherins define distinct subgroups within breast cancer molecular subtypes. Our findings support the inclusion of E- and P-cadherin into breast cancer molecular classification.


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Antígenos CD/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Caderinas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Receptores Estrogênicos/genética , Receptores de Progesterona/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/classificação , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5567-5575, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988880

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Stage-specific embryonic antigen-4 (SSEA-4) expression is associated with malignant aggressiveness and is useful as a marker for identifying cancer stem cells. Our aim was to assess the relationship between hormonal therapy and SSEA-4 expression in prostate cancer (PC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: SSEA-4 expression in paired specimens from PC patients who underwent neoadjuvant hormonal therapy (NHT) and radical prostatectomy (60 pre-NHT specimens and 60 post-NHT specimens) was evaluated using immunohistochemistry. Proliferation index (PI) and apoptotic index (AI) were also evaluated. RESULTS: Post-NHT tissues had significantly elevated SSEA-4 expression whereas anti-tumor effects of NHT were inversely correlated with SSEA-4 expression level. SSEA-4 expression in post-NHT tissues was significantly associated with biochemical recurrence-free survival. SSEA-4 expression in the post-NHT tissues was positively associated with PI and negatively done with AI. CONCLUSION: SSEA-4 is a potential therapeutic target for limiting the malignant potential in hormone-naïve PC when considering the use of NHT.


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Antineoplásicos Hormonais/administração & dosagem , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/tratamento farmacológico , Antígenos Embrionários Estágio-Específicos/genética , Idoso , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Terapia Neoadjuvante , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Próstata/patologia , Prostatectomia , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/cirurgia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5191-5200, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878807

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Small molecule-based chemotherapy is an attractive approach for the chemoprevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a natural organosulfur compound with anticancer properties, as revealed by studies on in vitro models of gingival, prostate, lung, hepatic, and breast cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of MSM in colon cancer cells remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Here, we investigated the effects of MSM, especially on the cell cycle arrest and apoptosis, in HT-29 cells. RESULTS: MSM suppressed the viability of HT-29 cells by inducing apoptosis and cell cycle arrest at the G0/G1 phase. MSM suppressed the sphere-forming ability and expression of stemness markers in HT-29 cells. CONCLUSION: MSM has anti-cancer effects on HT-29 cells, and induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis, while suppressing the stemness potential.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Autorrenovação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Dimetil Sulfóxido/farmacologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Sulfonas/farmacologia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Células HT29 , Humanos , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Esferoides Celulares , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4117, 2020 08 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32807785

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Strategies for eradicating cancer stem cells (CSCs) are urgently required because CSCs are resistant to anticancer drugs and cause treatment failure, relapse and metastasis. Here, we show that photoactive functional nanocarbon complexes exhibit unique characteristics, such as homogeneous particle morphology, high water dispersibility, powerful photothermal conversion, rapid photoresponsivity and excellent photothermal stability. In addition, the present biologically permeable second near-infrared (NIR-II) light-induced nanocomplexes photo-thermally trigger calcium influx into target cells overexpressing the transient receptor potential vanilloid family type 2 (TRPV2). This combination of nanomaterial design and genetic engineering effectively eliminates cancer cells and suppresses stemness of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Finally, in molecular analyses of mechanisms, we show that inhibition of cancer stemness involves calcium-mediated dysregulation of the Wnt/ß-catenin signalling pathway. The present technological concept may lead to innovative therapies to address the global issue of refractory cancers.


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Raios Infravermelhos , Nanotecnologia/métodos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos da radiação , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos da radiação , Western Blotting , Cálcio/metabolismo , Canais de Cálcio/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Citometria de Fluxo , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Células MCF-7 , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Microscopia de Fluorescência , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/citologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Canais de Cátion TRPV/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4116, 2020 08 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32807793

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Glioblastoma contains a rare population of self-renewing brain tumor stem cells (BTSCs) which are endowed with properties to proliferate, spur the growth of new tumors, and at the same time, evade ionizing radiation (IR) and chemotherapy. However, the drivers of BTSC resistance to therapy remain unknown. The cytokine receptor for oncostatin M (OSMR) regulates BTSC proliferation and glioblastoma tumorigenesis. Here, we report our discovery of a mitochondrial OSMR that confers resistance to IR via regulation of oxidative phosphorylation, independent of its role in cell proliferation. Mechanistically, OSMR is targeted to the mitochondrial matrix via the presequence translocase-associated motor complex components, mtHSP70 and TIM44. OSMR interacts with NADH ubiquinone oxidoreductase 1/2 (NDUFS1/2) of complex I and promotes mitochondrial respiration. Deletion of OSMR impairs spare respiratory capacity, increases reactive oxygen species, and sensitizes BTSCs to IR-induced cell death. Importantly, suppression of OSMR improves glioblastoma response to IR and prolongs lifespan.


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Glioblastoma/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Radiação Ionizante , Receptores de Oncostatina M/metabolismo , Animais , Morte Celular/efeitos da radiação , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos da radiação , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos da radiação , Células Cultivadas , Imunofluorescência , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos da radiação , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos SCID , NADH Desidrogenase/genética , NADH Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos da radiação , Oncostatina M/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos da radiação , Receptores de Oncostatina M/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos da radiação
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Yonsei Med J ; 61(7): 572-578, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32608200

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PURPOSE: Wnt and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) are major molecular signaling pathways associated with the development and progression of tumor, as well as the maintenance and proliferation of cancer stem cells (CSCs), in colorectal cancer (CRC). Identifying patients at risk of poor prognosis is important to determining whether to add adjuvant treatment in stage II CRC and thus improve survival. In the present study, we evaluated the prognostic value of Wnt, mTOR, and CSC markers as survival predictors in stage II CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 148 cases of stage II CRC and acquired their tumor tissue. Tissue microarrays for immunohistochemical staining were constructed, and the expressions of CD166, CD44, EphB2, ß-catenin, pS6 were evaluated using immunohistochemical staining. RESULTS: The expressions of CD166 (p=0.045) and pS6 (p=0.045) and co-expression of pS6/CD166 (p=0.005), pS6/CD44 (p=0.042), and pS6/CD44/CD166 (p=0.013) were negatively correlated with cancer-specific survival. Cox proportional hazard analysis showed the combination of CD166/pS6 [hazard ratio, 9.42; 95% confidence interval, 2.36-37.59; p=0.002] to be the most significant predictor related with decreased cancer-specific survival. In addition, co-expression of CD44/CD166 (p=0.017), CD166/ß-catenin (p=0.036), CD44/ß-catenin (p=0.001), and CD44/CD166/ß-catenin (p=0.001) were significant factors associated with liver metastasis. CONCLUSION: Specific combinations of CSC markers and ß-catenin/mTOR signaling could be a significant predictor of poor survival in stage II CRC.


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Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/análise , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/mortalidade , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/mortalidade , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Receptores de Hialuronatos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/transplante , Prognóstico , Transdução de Sinais , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/análise , beta Catenina
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Life Sci ; 257: 118027, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32622951

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AIM: Glioblastoma is an extremely aggressive glioma, resistant to radio and chemotherapy usually performed with temozolomide. One of the main reasons for glioblastoma resistance to conventional therapies is due to the presence of cancer stem-like cells. These cells could recapitulate some signaling pathways important for embryonic development, such as Sonic hedgehog. Here, we investigated if the inhibitor of the Sonic hedgehog pathway, cyclopamine, could potentiate the temozolomide effect in cancer stem-like cells and glioblastoma cell lines in vitro. MAIN METHODS: The viability of glioblastoma cells exposed to cyclopamine and temozolomide treatment was evaluated by using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay while the induction of apoptosis was assessed by western blot. The stemness properties of glioma cells were verified by clonogenic and differentiation assay and the expression of stem cell markers were measured by fluorescence microscopy and western blot. KEY FINDINGS: The glioblastoma viability was reduced by cyclopamine treatment. Cyclopamine potentiated temozolomide treatment in glioblastoma cell lines by inducing apoptosis through activation of caspase-3 cleaved. Conversely, the combined treatment of cyclopamine and temozolomide potentiated the stemness properties of glioblastoma cells by inducing the expression of SOX-2 and OCT-4. SIGNIFICANCE: Cyclopamine plays an effect on glioblastoma cell lines but also sensibilize them to temozolomide treatment. Thus, first-line treatment with Sonic hedgehog inhibitor followed by temozolomide could be used as a new therapeutic strategy for glioblastoma patients.


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Glioblastoma/metabolismo , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Alcaloides de Veratrum/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Glioblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Hedgehog/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Hedgehog/fisiologia , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero , Fatores de Transcrição SOXB1 , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Temozolomida/farmacologia , Alcaloides de Veratrum/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235852, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32628717

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The medulloblastoma (MB) microenvironment is diverse, and cell-cell interactions within this milieu is of prime importance. Astrocytes, a major component of the microenvironment, have been shown to impact primary tumor cell phenotypes and metastasis. Based on proximity of MB cells and astrocytes in the brain microenvironment, we investigated whether astrocytes may influence MB cell phenotypes directly. Astrocyte conditioned media (ACM) increased Daoy MB cell invasion, adhesion, and in vivo cellular protrusion formation. ACM conditioning of MB cells also increased CD133 surface expression, a key cancer stem cell marker of MB. Additional neural stem cell markers, Nestin and Oct-4A, were also increased by ACM conditioning, as well as neurosphere formation. By knocking down CD133 using short interfering RNA (siRNA), we showed that ACM upregulated CD133 expression in MB plays an important role in invasion, adhesion and neurosphere formation. Collectively, our data suggests that astrocytes influence MB cell phenotypes by regulating CD133 expression, a key protein with defined roles in MB tumorgenicity and survival.


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Antígeno AC133/genética , Astrócitos/metabolismo , Meduloblastoma/metabolismo , Fenótipo , Antígeno AC133/metabolismo , Animais , Adesão Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Células Cultivadas , Meios de Cultivo Condicionados , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/fisiologia , Nestina/genética , Nestina/metabolismo , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/genética , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral , Peixe-Zebra
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 146(10): 2547-2557, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32671503

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INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer (CRC) constitutes one of the most prevalent malignancies in the world. Recent research suggests that cancer stem cells (CSCs) are responsible for tumor cell's malignant behavior in CRC. This study has been designed to determinate clinical implications of CSC markers: CD44, DCLK1, Lgr5, and ANXA2 in CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed on tissue samples which were collected from 89 patients undergoing colectomy. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue blocks with representative tumor areas were identified and corded. Immunohistochemical staining was performed using anti-CD44, anti-LGR5, anti-ANXA2, and anti-DCLK1 antibodies. The H-score system was utilized to determine the immunointensity of CRC cells. RESULTS: The lower expression of Lgr5 was significantly correlated with the presence of lymph-node metastases (p = 0.011), while high expression of Lgr5 was statistically significant in vascular invasion in examined cancer tissue samples (p = 0.027). Moreover, a high H-score value of Lgr5 expression was significantly related to a reduced overall survival rate (p = 0.043). CONCLUSION: Our results suggest a strong relationship between CSC marker Lgr5 and vascular invasion, presence of lymph-node metastasis, and overall poor survival. The presence of Lgr5 might be an unfavorable prognostic factor, and its high level in cancer tissue is related to an aggressive course. This marker could also be used to access the effectiveness of the treatment.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/metabolismo , Idoso , Anexina A2/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/irrigação sanguínea , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Receptores de Hialuronatos/metabolismo , Imuno-Histoquímica , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/metabolismo , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Neovascularização Patológica/metabolismo , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Prognóstico , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/biossíntese , Análise Serial de Tecidos
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235850, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32673341

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Deregulation of Src kinases is associated with cancer. We previously showed that SrcDN conditional expression in MCF7 cells reduces tumorigenesis and causes tumor regression in mice. However, it remained unclear whether SrcDN affected breast cancer stem cell functionality or it reduced tumor mass. Here, we address this question by isolating an enriched population of Breast Cancer Stem Cells (BCSCs) from MCF7 cells with inducible expression of SrcDN. Induction of SrcDN inhibited self-renewal, and stem-cell marker expression (Nanog, Oct3-4, ALDH1, CD44). Quantitative proteomic analyses of mammospheres from MCF7-Tet-On-SrcDN cells (data are available via ProteomeXchange with identifier PXD017789, project DOI: 10.6019/PXD017789) and subsequent GSEA showed that SrcDN expression inhibited glycolysis. Indeed, induction of SrcDN inhibited expression and activity of hexokinase, pyruvate kinase and lactate dehydrogenase, resulting in diminished glucose consumption and lactate production, which restricted Warburg effect. Thus, c-Src functionality is important for breast cancer stem cell maintenance and renewal, and stem cell transcription factor expression, effects linked to glucose metabolism reduction.


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Autorrenovação Celular , Glucose/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Quinases da Família src/metabolismo , Aldeído Desidrogenase 1/genética , Aldeído Desidrogenase 1/metabolismo , Humanos , Receptores de Hialuronatos/genética , Receptores de Hialuronatos/metabolismo , Células MCF-7 , Proteína Homeobox Nanog/genética , Proteína Homeobox Nanog/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/fisiologia , Proteoma/genética , Proteoma/metabolismo , Quinases da Família src/genética
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Prostate ; 80(13): 1108-1117, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32628318

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BACKGROUND: Putative castration-resistant (CR) stem-like cells (CRSC) have been identified based on their ability to initiate and drive prostate cancer (PCa) recurrence following castration in vivo. Yet the relevance of these CRSC in the course of the human disease and particularly for the transition from hormone-naive (HN) to castration-resistance is unclear. In this study, we aimed at deciphering the significance of CRSC markers in PCa progression. METHODS: We constructed a tissue microarray comprising 112 matched HN and CR tissue specimens derived from 55 PCa patients. Expression of eight stemness-associated markers (ALDH1A1, ALDH1A3, ALDH3A1, BMI1, NANOG, NKX3.1, OCT4, SOX2) was assessed by immunohistochemistry and scored as a percentage of positive tumor cells. For each marker, the resulting scores were statistically analyzed and compared to pathological and clinical data associated with the samples. Unsupervised clustering analysis was performed to stratify patients according to the expression of the eight CRSC markers. Publicly-available transcriptional datasets comprising HN and CR PCa samples were interrogated to assess the expression of the factors in silico. RESULTS: Immunohistochemical assessment of paired samples revealed atypical patterns of expression and intra- and intertumor heterogeneity for a subset of CRSC markers. While the expression of particular CRSC markers was dynamic over time in some patients, none of the markers showed significant changes in expression upon the development of castration resistance (CR vs HN). Using unsupervised clustering approaches, we identified phenotypic subtypes based on the expression of specific stem-associated markers. In particular, we found (a) patterns of mutual exclusivity for ALDH1A1 and ALDH1A3 expression, which was also observed at the transcriptomic level in publicly-available PCa datasets, and (b) a phenotypic cluster associated with more aggressive features. Finally, by comparing HN and CR matched samples, we identified phenotypic cluster switches (ie, change of phenotypic cluster between the HN and CR state), that may be associated with clinical and predictive relevance. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicate stemness-associated patterns that are associated with the development of castration-resistance. These results pave the way toward a deeper understanding of the relevance of CRSC markers in PCa progression and resistance to androgen-deprivation therapy.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Aldeído Desidrogenase 1/genética , Aldeído Desidrogenase 1/metabolismo , Aldeído Oxirredutases/genética , Aldeído Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Progressão da Doença , Heterogeneidade Genética , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Retinal Desidrogenase/genética , Retinal Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Análise Serial de Tecidos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(8): 4481-4489, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727778

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) and ABC transporters are associated with treatment resistance and outcomes of cancer patients. We aimed to investigate the prognostic implications of CSC markers and ABC transporters in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected 331 CRC samples and evaluated 3 CSC markers (SOX2, LGR5, and ALDH1) and 3 ABC transporters (ABCC2, ABCC3, and ABCG2) by immunohistochemistry. The association between the expression of these protein and patients' prognoses was statistically analyzed. RESULTS: SOX2 was associated with longer overall survival (OS) (p<0.001). ABCG2 was associated with favorable overall survival (OS) p=0.001) and SOX2, and ABCC2 were associated with longer disease-free survival (DFS) (p=0.005 and 0.029, respectively). Multivariate analyses revealed that SOX2 was an independent prognostic factor for DFS [hazard ratio (HR)=2.701, p=0.044]. CONCLUSION: SOX2 and ABCC2 may be promising prognostic markers for CRC patients.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/mortalidade , Proteínas Associadas à Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição SOXB1/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Análise de Sobrevida , Análise Serial de Tecidos
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Science ; 369(6501)2020 07 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32675345

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Targeting the cross-talk between tumor-initiating cells (TICs) and the niche microenvironment is an attractive avenue for cancer therapy. We show here, using a mouse model of squamous cell carcinoma, that TICs play a crucial role in creating a niche microenvironment that is required for tumor progression and drug resistance. Antioxidant activity in TICs, mediated by the transcription factor NRF2, facilitates the release of a nuclear cytokine, interleukin-33 (IL-33). This cytokine promotes differentiation of macrophages that express the high-affinity immunoglobulin E receptor FcεRIα and are in close proximity to TICs. In turn, these IL-33-responding FcεRIα+ macrophages send paracrine transforming growth factor ß (TGF-ß) signals to TICs, inducing invasive and drug-resistant properties and further upregulating IL-33 expression. This TIC-driven, IL-33-TGF-ß feedforward loop could potentially be exploited for cancer treatment.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Interleucina-33/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Animais , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Microambiente Tumoral
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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 3801-3809, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620619

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AIM: Cancer stem-like cell (CSC) markers and the role of CSCs derived from papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in pathogenesis are unclear. This study aimed to investigate CSC properties using tumor spheres from passaged PTC cells but without sorting CSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To identify the properties of CSCs derived from PTC, the expression of SRY-box transcription factor 2(SOX2), octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (OCT4), Nanog homeobox (NANOG), thyroglobulin (TG), thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR), E-cadherin, YES-associated protein 1 (YAP1), and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) was investigated in tumor spheres serially passaged without sorting CSCs. RESULTS: The cultured tumor spheres had cancer stemness; high expression of OCT4, SOX2, NANOG, and YAP1; low expression of E-cadherin; and varied expression of TG, TSHR, and STAT3. PTC tumor spheres transfected with small interfering RNA targeting YAP1 had fewer CSC properties than the non-transfected tumor spheres did. CONCLUSION: Tumor spheres derived from PTC cells by passaging without sorting CSCs have more stem-like cell properties, and less differentiation potential. Thus, this simple and cost-effective method can be used for the enrichment of PTC stemness for employment in cell-based models, reducing the need for use of animal models.


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Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/patologia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/biossíntese , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Antígenos CD/biossíntese , Antígenos CD/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/biossíntese , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Caderinas/biossíntese , Caderinas/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/biossíntese , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/biossíntese , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Esferoides Celulares , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/genética , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/genética , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/biossíntese , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3406, 2020 07 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32641768

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Cancer stem cells are critical for cancer initiation, development, and treatment resistance. Our understanding of these processes, and how they relate to glioblastoma heterogeneity, is limited. To overcome these limitations, we performed single-cell RNA sequencing on 53586 adult glioblastoma cells and 22637 normal human fetal brain cells, and compared the lineage hierarchy of the developing human brain to the transcriptome of cancer cells. We find a conserved neural tri-lineage cancer hierarchy centered around glial progenitor-like cells. We also find that this progenitor population contains the majority of the cancer's cycling cells, and, using RNA velocity, is often the originator of the other cell types. Finally, we show that this hierarchal map can be used to identify therapeutic targets specific to progenitor cancer stem cells. Our analyses show that normal brain development reconciles glioblastoma development, suggests a possible origin for glioblastoma hierarchy, and helps to identify cancer stem cell-specific targets.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Glioblastoma/genética , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , Transcriptoma/genética , Adulto , Animais , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/farmacologia , Encéfalo/embriologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/terapia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Células Cultivadas , Feminino , Feto , Glioblastoma/patologia , Glioblastoma/terapia , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Análise de Célula Única/métodos , Temozolomida/farmacologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto/métodos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3627, 2020 07 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32686664

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OTX2 is a potent oncogene that promotes tumor growth in Group 3 medulloblastoma. However, the mechanisms by which OTX2 represses neural differentiation are not well characterized. Here, we perform extensive multiomic analyses to identify an OTX2 regulatory network that controls Group 3 medulloblastoma cell fate. OTX2 silencing modulates the repressive chromatin landscape, decreases levels of PRC2 complex genes and increases the expression of neurodevelopmental transcription factors including PAX3 and PAX6. Expression of PAX3 and PAX6 is significantly lower in Group 3 medulloblastoma patients and is correlated with reduced survival, yet only PAX3 inhibits self-renewal in vitro and increases survival in vivo. Single cell RNA sequencing of Group 3 medulloblastoma tumorspheres demonstrates expression of an undifferentiated progenitor program observed in primary tumors and characterized by translation/elongation factor genes. Identification of mTORC1 signaling as a downstream effector of OTX2-PAX3 reveals roles for protein synthesis pathways in regulating Group 3 medulloblastoma pathogenesis.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Neoplasias Cerebelares , Meduloblastoma , Fatores de Transcrição Otx/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição PAX3/genética , Animais , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Neoplasias Cerebelares/genética , Neoplasias Cerebelares/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Meduloblastoma/genética , Meduloblastoma/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Oncogenes , Fator de Transcrição PAX3/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição PAX6/genética , Fator de Transcrição PAX6/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235747, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32658903

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Despite development of markers for identification of cancer stem cells, the mechanism underlying the survival and division of cancer stem cells in breast cancer remains unclear. Here we report that PKCλ expression was enriched in basal-like breast cancer, among breast cancer subtypes, and was correlated with ALDH1A3 expression (p = 0.016, χ2-test). Late stage breast cancer patients expressing PKCλhigh and ALDH1A3high had poorer disease-specific survival than those expressing PKCλlow and ALDH1A3low (p = 0.018, log rank test for Kaplan-Meier survival curves: hazard ratio 2.58, 95% CI 1.24-5.37, p = 0.011, multivariate Cox regression analysis). Functional inhibition of PKCλ through siRNA-mediated knockdown or CRISPR-Cas9-mediated knockout in ALDH1high MDA-MB 157 and MDA-MB 468 basal-like breast cancer cells led to increases in the numbers of trypan blue-positive and active-caspase 3-positive cells, as well as suppression of tumor-sphere formation and cell migration. Furthermore, the amount of CASP3 and PARP mRNA and the level of cleaved caspase-3 protein were enhanced in PKCλ-deficient ALDH1high cells. An Apoptosis inhibitor (z-VAD-FMK) suppressed the enhancement of cell death as well as the levels of cleaved caspase-3 protein in PKCλ deficient ALDH1high cells. It also altered the asymmetric/symmetric distribution ratio of ALDH1A3 protein. In addition, PKCλ knockdown led to increases in cellular ROS levels in ALDH1high cells. These results suggest that PKCλ is essential for cancer cell survival and migration, tumorigenesis, the asymmetric distribution of ALDH1A3 protein among cancer cells, and the maintenance of low ROS levels in ALDH1-positive breast cancer stem cells. This makes it a key contributor to the poorer prognosis seen in late-stage breast cancer patients.


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Aldeído Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Isoenzimas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Proteína Quinase C/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Apoptose , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Prognóstico , Taxa de Sobrevida , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Life Sci ; 257: 118078, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32663577

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This study aimed to evaluate the modulatory role of sex-related hormone estradiol on cancer stem cells with the origin of colorectal adenocarcinoma in vitro. Cancer stem cells were incubated with 100 nM estradiol for 48 h. The cell survival rate was analyzed using the MTT assay. Immunocytochemistry staining of Ki-67 and Inhibin and Apoptosis PCR array were done to measure proliferation/apoptosis. Cell migration was monitored via the Transwell Migration assay. The expression of exosome biogenesis genes was measured using a real-time PCR assay. The fatty acid profile was monitored using gas chromatography. The level of FAK, SQSTM1, ER, and SIRT1 was examined using Western blotting. Cancer stem-endothelial cell interaction was investigated using Surface Plasmon Resonance assay. Data showed no significant differences in cancer stem cell viability and proliferation between control and estradiol-treated groups (p>0.05). PCR array highlighted the up-regulation of both pro- and anti-apoptosis effectors in the treatment group compared to the control cells (p<0.05). Cell migration capacity was increased after treatment with estradiol (p<0.001). Both exocytosis and exosome biogenesis were decreased in cancer stem cells exposed to estradiol (p<0.05). Data showed the reduction of palmitic acid, and increase of Palmitoleic and Linolenic acids in estradiol-treated cells. Estrogen induced estrogen receptor, SQSTM1 proteins and decreased SIRT1 factor after 48 h. Surface Plasmon Resonance revealed the suppression of cancer stem-endothelial cell interaction and affinity. Estradiol could change the migration, juxtacrine and paracrine activities of cancer stem cells, showing the importance of sex-related hormones in the dynamic of cancer development.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Estradiol/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/fisiologia , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/fisiologia , Estradiol/farmacologia , Células HT29 , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo
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