Cancer Stem Cell News Volume 9.26 | Jul 15 2020


    2020-07-15 | CSCN 9.26

    Cancer Stem Cell News by STEMCELL Technologies
    Vol. 9.26 – 15 July, 2020

    Pancreatic Circulating Tumor Cell Profiling Identifies LIN28B as a Metastasis Driver and Drug Target

    Using the circulating tumor cell (CTC)-iChip to purify CTCs from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients for RNA-seq characterization, scientists identified three major correlated gene sets, with stemness genes LIN28B/KLF4, WNT5A, and LGALS3 enriched in each correlated gene set; only LIN28B CTC expression was prognostic.
    [Nature Communications]

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    Signal-Transducing Adapter Protein-1 Is Required for Maintenance of Leukemic Stem Cells in CML

    Investigators found that the expression of STAP-1 was aberrantly upregulated in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) stem cells in patients’ bone marrow.

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    Cancer Stem Cell-Inducing Media Activates Senescence Reprogramming in Fibroblasts

    To study the interplay between senescence, stemness, and cancer, the authors applied a stem cell medium to human embryonic fibroblasts and cancer cell lines.

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    HOTAIR Expands the Population of Prostatic Cancer Stem-Like Cells and Causes Docetaxel Resistance via Activating STAT3 Signaling

    Researchers revealed that lncRNA HOTAIR could increase prostatic cancer stem-like cells population via activating STAT3 signaling.

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    Immunization against Leukemia Inhibitory Factor and Its Receptor Suppresses Tumor Formation of Breast Cancer Initiating Cells in BALB/c Mouse

    The authors investigated the consensus of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and LIF receptor immunization on the growth of mouse mammary tumors.
    [Scientific Reports]

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    Prostate Cancer-Derived Holoclones: A Novel and Effective Model for Evaluating Cancer Stemness

    Researchers investigated two methods for in vitro cultivation of putative prostate cancer stem cells based on ‘high-salt agar’ and ‘monoclonal cultivation’.
    [Scientific Reports]

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    A Pilot Study of the Predictive Potential of Chemosensitivity and Gene Expression Assays Using Circulating Tumor Cells from Patients with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

    The authors report that chemosensitivity assays using liquid biopsy-derived metastatic epithelial ovarian cancer circulating tumor cells, from ten patients, nine with stage IIIC and one with stage IV disease, in progression after systemic chemotherapy, submitted for hypoxic isolated abdominal perfusion, were both feasible and useful in predicting response to therapy.
    [International Journal of Molecular Sciences]

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    Correlations between Circulating Tumor Cell Phenotyping and 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Uptake in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Investigators evaluated the clinical properties of different phenotypic circulating tumor cells in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
    [Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology]


    High PKCλ Expression Is Required for ALDH1-Positive Cancer Stem Cell Function and Indicates a Poor Clinical Outcome in Late-Stage Breast Cancer Patients

    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.
    [PLoS One]

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    Molecular Analyses of Glioblastoma Stem-Like Cells and Glioblastoma Tissue

    Researchers utilized both SNP array and gene expression profiling to better understand glioblastoma stem-like cells and their relation to malignant disease.
    [PLoS One]

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    Nanog Mediates Tobacco Smoke‐Induced Enhancement of Renal Cancer Stem Cell Properties

    Tobacco smoke was found to play a role in accelerating the cell growth transition from G1 to S phase in renal cancer stem cells.
    [Environmental Toxicology]


    A New Protocol for Long‐Term Culture of a Specific Subpopulation of Liver Cancer Stem Cells Enriched by Cell Surface Markers

    Scientists provide a new in vitro long‐term culture model for a specific subpopulation of liver cancer stem cells enriched by cell surface markers.
    [FEBS Open Bio]

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    Cancer Stem Cell-Targeted Bio-Imaging and Chemotherapeutic Perspective

    Researchers address the current knowledge regarding CSCs with a focus on designing chemotherapeutic and bio-imaging reagents that target CSCs.
    [Chemical Society Reviews]



    Invivoscribe Launches New Division for Drug Development. Licenses Small Molecule Inhibitors from Domainex to Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    Invivoscribe’s therapeutics division announced that the company has in-licensed technology involving a preclinical molecule and associated small molecules from Domainex Ltd.
    [Invivoscribe, Inc.]

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    Journals Endorse New Checklist to Clean Up Sloppy Animal Research

    To address the problem of poor reporting, Percie du Sert and a team of researchers have developed a checklist of 10 critical details each animal study needs to report, such as the number of animals used, their sex, whether they were randomly allocated to a test group and control group, and whether the researchers knew which animal was in which group.
    [Science Insider]



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