Cancer Stem Cell News Volume 12.06 | Feb 15 2023


    2023-02-15 | CSCN 12.06

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    Vol. 12.06 – 15 February, 2023

    CDKAL1 Drives the Maintenance of Cancer Stem-Like Cells by Assembling the eIF4F Translation Initiation Complex

    Researchers reported that a tRNA-modifying methylthiotransferase CDKAL1 promoted CSC-factor SALL2 synthesis by assembling the eIF4F translation initiation complex.
    [Advanced Science]

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    CLU (Clusterin) Promotes Mitophagic Degradation of MSX2 through an AKT-DNM1L/Drp1 Axis to Maintain SOX2-Mediated Stemness in Oral Cancer Stem Cells

    Investigators reported that cisplatin treatment led to the activation of higher mitophagy through regulating CLU levels in oral CSCs. Moreover, both the gain-of-function and loss-of-function of CLU indicated its mitophagy-specific role in clearing damaged mitochondria.


    CDK5RAP2 Is a Wnt Target Gene and Promotes Stemness and Progression of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Scientists showed that CDK5RAP2 was highly expressed in oral squamous cell carcinoma and its expression correlated with clinical stage and lymph node metastasis of the disease.
    [Cell Death & Disease]

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    PD-L1 Regulates Epithelial–Mesenchymal Transition and Cancer Stem Cell Phenotypes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma through SGK2/β-Catenin Signaling Pathway

    The authors reported that PD-L1 regulates not only the epithelial–mesenchymal transition but also the stem-like transition in liver cancer cells. They observed high PD-L1 expression in CD133+ liver CSCs and CSC-enriched tumorspheres.
    [Cancer Science]


    ASPP2 Suppresses Tumor Growth and Stemness Characteristics in HCC by Inhibiting Warburg Effect via WNT/β-Catenin/HK2 Axis

    Researchers reported that the haploinsufficient tumour suppressor ASPP2, could inhibit HCC growth and stemness characteristics by regulating the Warburg effect through the WNT/β-catenin pathway.
    [Journal Of Cellular And Molecular Medicine]

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    Periostin Secreted from Podoplanin-Positive Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Promotes Metastasis of Gastric Cancer by Regulating Cancer Stem Cells via AKT and YAP Signaling Pathway

    Investigators examined a subset of cancer-associated fibroblasts with high podoplanin expression, which is correlated with tumor metastasis and poor survival in gastric cancer patients.
    [Molecular Carcinogenesis]


    The Mechanics of Tumor Cells Dictate Malignancy

    Softening and stiffening tumor cells promoted and suppressed their self-renewal in vitro and tumor formation/growth in vivo, suggesting the regulatory role of cell mechanics in self-renewal and tumorigenicity.
    [Biophysical Journal]


    Differential Contractility Regulates Cancer Stem Cell Migration

    Scientists showed that CSCs maintain increased motility in diverse environments including on 2D elastic polyacrylamide gels of various stiffness, 3D randomly oriented collagen matrices, and ectopic cerebral slices representative of a common metastatic site.
    [Biophysical Journal]


    A Reliable Mouse Model of Liver and Lung Metastasis by Injecting Esophageal Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) through Tail-Vein Injection

    Investigators developed a mouse model to mimic the late steps of the metastasis process using a tail-vein injection of esophageal CSCs.
    [Molecular Biology Reports]

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    Epigenetics as a Mediator of Plasticity in Cancer

    Scientists discuss modern approaches to epigenetic and gene regulation landscapes and the associated ideas of entropy and attractor states, illustrating how their definitions are both more precise and relevant to understanding cancer etiology and the plasticity of cancerous states.

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    Cédric Blanpain Receives the 2023 ISSCR Momentum Award

    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has announced that it will present this year’s ISSCR Momentum Award to Cédric Blanpain, M.D., Ph.D., professor and director of the laboratory of stem cells and cancer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
    [International Society for Stem Cell Research]

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