Cancer Stem Cell News Volume 9.25 | Jul 8 2020


    2020-07-08 | CSCN 9.25

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    Vol. 9.25 – 8 July, 2020

    Single-Cell RNA-Seq Reveals that Glioblastoma Recapitulates a Normal Neurodevelopmental Hierarchy

    Investigators found a conserved neural tri-lineage cancer hierarchy centered around glial progenitor-like cells. They also found that this progenitor population contained the majority of the cancer’s cycling cells, and, using RNA velocity, was often the originator of the other cell types.
    [Nature Communications]

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    Integrated Pharmaco-Proteogenomics Defines Two Subgroups in Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Wild-Type Glioblastoma with Prognostic and Therapeutic Opportunities

    Researchers describe a distinct binary classification of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH) wild-type glioblastoma (GBM) tumors derived from a quantitative proteomic analysis of 39 IDH wild-type GBMs as well as IDH mutant and low-grade glioma controls.
    [Nature Communications]

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    JAM-A Functions as a Female Microglial Tumor Suppressor in Glioblastoma

    Investigators studied the role of microenvironmental junctional adhesion molecule-A (JAM-A) in mediating glioblastoma growth.


    Protein Sumoylation with SUMO1 Promoted by Pin1 in Glioma Stem Cells Augments Glioblastoma Malignancy

    Researchers investigated the protein sumoylation status, the major sumoylated substrate and the key regulatory enzyme in glioma stem cells to explore the therapeutic potential of disrupting protein sumoylation for glioblastoma treatment.


    Melanoma Stem Cell Maintenance and Chemo-Resistance Are Mediated by CD133 Signal to PI3K-Dependent Pathways

    The functional analysis of CD133+ and CD133 cells in vitro and in vivo revealed that melanoma progression and treatment resistance are the consequences of CD133 signal to PI3K pathway.


    CDK5RAP3 as Tumor Suppressor Negatively Regulates Self-Renewal and Invasion and Is Regulated by ERK1/2 Signaling in Human Gastric Cancer

    Researchers showed that CDK5 regulatory subunit-associated protein 3 was weakly expressed in gastric cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) and was negatively correlated with the gastric CSC marker CD44.
    [British Journal of Cancer]


    MiR-1976 Knockdown Promotes Epithelial–Mesenchymal Transition and Cancer Stem Cell Properties Inducing Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Metastasis

    In a self-established mouse model consisting normal human breast tissues and normal human bone tissues, triple-negative breast cancer cell line SUM-1315 could spontaneously form species-specific bone metastasis.
    [Cell Death & Disease]

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    miR-146b-5p Suppresses the Malignancy of GSC/MSC Fusion Cells by Targeting SMARCA5

    miR-146b-5p was downregulated in glioma stem-like cell/mesenchymal stem cell fusion cells, and its overexpression suppressed proliferation, migration and invasion by the fusion cells.

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    Exosomal MiR‐500a‐3p Promotes Cisplatin Resistance and Stemness via Negatively Regulating FBXW7 in Gastric Cancer

    Researchers found that microRNA‐500a‐3p was highly expressed in cisplatin resistant gastric cancer cells and their secreted exosomes than that in the corresponding parental cells.
    [Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine]

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    TGF-β Induced EMT and Stemness Characteristics are Associated with Epigenetic Regulation in Lung Cancer

    Scientists determined whether EMT and stemness characteristics induced by TGF-β might be associated with epigenetic regulation in lung cancer.
    [Scientific Reports]

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    The CCL5/CCR5 Axis in Cancer Progression

    Researchers summarize current knowledge on the role of the C-C chemokine ligand 5/C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCL5/CCR5) axis in cancer.

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    Ziopharm Oncology Doses First DIPG Patient in Phase I/II Trial of Controlled IL-12 for the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors

    Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. announced that the first patient with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma has been dosed in its Phase I/II study of Ad-RTS-hIL-12 with veledimex for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors.
    [ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc.]

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    An Optimist Takes the Helm at the National Science Foundation

    The new director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, is familiar with the dark clouds over the agency. His boss, President Donald Trump, keeps proposing big cuts to NSF’s budget. Two recent executive orders on immigration make it harder for foreign scientists—who make up a sizeable share of the U.S. research enterprise—to enter the country.



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