A CXCR4 Inhibitor (Balixafortide) Enhances Docetaxel-Mediated Antitumor Activity in a Murine Model of Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis
PC-3 luciferase-labeled cells were injected into the tibia of mice to model bone metastases. Four treatment groups were created: vehicle, docetaxel (5 mg/kg), balixafortide (20 mg/kg), and combination of both.
[Acta Biomaterialia] Researchers demonstrated that incorporating human pancreatic decellularized extracellular matrix within alginate microcapsules resulted in a significant increase in Glucose Stimulation Index and total insulin secreted by encapsulated human islets, compared to free islets and islets encapsulated in only alginate.
[Cancer Letters] In vivo and in vitro experiments revealed that FABP4 induced macrophage-related inflammation to promote pancreatic cancer cell migration, invasion, and metastasis under obese condition.