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Toward a Liver Cell Atlas: Understanding Liver Biology in Health and Disease at Single-Cell Resolution.

Semin Liver Dis 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.

Single-cell technologies are revolutionizing our understanding of cellular heterogeneity and functional diversity in health and disease. Here, we review the current knowledge and advances in liver biology using single-cell approaches. We focus on the landscape of the composition and the function of cells in a healthy liver in the context of its spatial organization. Read More

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Clinicopathological analysis and genomic profiling of a rare histiocyte-rich rhabdomyoblastic tumor: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(24):e26105

Department of General Surgery, Shenzhen University General Hospital & Carson International Cancer Research Centre, Shenzhen, P.R. China.

Rationale: Skeletal muscle tumors are traditionally classified as rhabdomyomas or rhabdomyosarcomas. However, some soft tissue tumors cannot easily be identified as benign or malignant. We report a case of a histiocyte-rich rhabdomyoblastic tumor, with pathologic characteristics distinct from either rhabdomyoma or rhabdomyosarcoma. Read More

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Pathological and Immunohistochemical Microscopy of Natural Cases of Canine and Feline Neoplastic Mammary Lesions.

Microsc Microanal 2021 Jun 15:1-13. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Pathology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Edfina22758, Egypt.

Mammary cancer is the second most common tumor worldwide. Small animal mammary neoplasms provide an outstanding model to study cancer in humans, as tumors in both share a similar environment, histopathologic features, and biological behavior. This study aims to investigate the percentage and microscopy of breast tumors in affected dogs and cats; its relationship to breed, age, and sex; and the immunohistochemical expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), Ki-67, and cytokeratin 8. Read More

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Higher cMET dependence of sacral compared to clival chordoma cells: contributing to a better understanding of cMET in chordoma.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 14;11(1):12466. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Division of Biomedical Research, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria.

Chordomas are rare slow growing, malignant bone tumors of the axial skeleton with no approved medical treatment. As the majority of chordomas express cMET and its ligand, HGF, and crosstalks between EGFR and MET-signaling exist, we aimed to explore cMET activity in chordoma cell lines and clinical samples. We investigated nine chordoma patients and four chordoma cell lines for cMET expression. Read More

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CD117/c-KIT Expression in Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast and Its Correlation With Morphology and Clinical Outcome.

Cureus 2021 May 9;13(5):e14914. Epub 2021 May 9.

Pathology, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi, PAK.

Introduction Breast phyllodes tumor's (PT) clinical behavior is difficult to predict on histology. There is limited amount of data available on the role of biological markers. The objective of this study was to assess the expression of CD117 (c-KIT) in PT of the breast and its relationship with morphology and clinical outcome. Read More

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[Tc]Tc-Galacto-RGD integrin αβ-targeted imaging as a surrogate for molecular phenotyping in lung cancer: real-world data.

EJNMMI Res 2021 Jun 13;11(1):59. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, 68 Changle Road, Nanjing, 210006, China.

Background: Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are beneficial in patients with lung cancer. We explored the clinical value of [Tc]Tc-Galacto-RGD single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT/CT) in patients with lung cancer, integrin αβ expression, and neovascularization in lung cancer subtypes was also addressed.

Methods: A total of 185 patients with lung cancer and 25 patients with benign lung diseases were enrolled in this prospective study from January 2013 to December 2016. Read More

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MiR-133a-3p inhibits the malignant progression of esophageal cancer by targeting CDCA8.

J Biochem 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shengli Clinical Medical College of Fujian Medical University, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, 350001, China.

Objective: To explore the interaction between miR-133a-3p and CDCA8 in esophageal cancer (EC) and their effect on malignant behavior of EC cells.

Methods: Differential miRNAs and mRNAs were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression levels of miR-133a-3p and CDCA8 mRNA in EC cells. Read More

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Symptom Interval in Cases of Benign Cystic Lesions of Bone and its correlation with Surgical Intervention.

Indian J Orthop 2021 May 29;55(Suppl 1):241-245. Epub 2020 May 29.

Department of Orthopedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 318, Building 86, Rishikesh, 249203 Uttarakhand India.

Introduction: Benign lesions in bone are less studied in terms of progression and prognosis. There is presently no literature studying symptom interval (SI) in neoplastic bone lesions or determinants of delay in Indian setting. The literature is also sparse on SI in benign lesions of bone, since benign bone lesions have seemingly less menacing symptoms and slow progression as compared to their malignant counterparts. Read More

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lncRNA NEAT1 facilitates the progression of colorectal cancer via the KDM5A/Cul4A and Wnt signaling pathway.

Int J Oncol 2021 07 10;59(1). Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215004, P.R. China.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of cancer‑related mortality. The aberrant expression of long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) is implicated in the pathogenesis of CRC. The present study investigated the role of lncRNA nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (NEAT1) in CRC. Read More

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miR‑451 suppresses the malignant characteristics of colorectal cancer via targeting SAMD4B.

Mol Med Rep 2021 Aug 10;24(2). Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Oncology, Jiangjin Central Hospital of Chongqing, Chongqing 402260, P.R. China.

Cancer metastasis and recurrence are major causes of poor survival in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Therefore, the biological behavior of microRNA (miR)‑451 in CRC deserves further investigation. Reverse transcription‑quantitative PCR was applied to measure the relative expression of miR‑451 in blood serum specimens from patients with CRC and CRC cells. Read More

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Fumarate Hydratase Deficiency Should be Considered in the Differential Diagnosis of Uterine and Extrauterine Smooth Muscle Tumors of Uncertain Malignant Potential (STUMP).

Int J Gynecol Pathol 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

Fumarate hydratase-deficient leiomyomas (dFH leiomyomas) often display atypical pathologic features yet exhibit a benign clinical course. Recent data suggest that dFH leiomyomas may be misclassified as smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential, a category that encompasses a heterogenous subgroup of uterine neoplasms with smooth muscle differentiation and atypical features that impart ambiguity regarding their expected clinical behavior. dFH leiomyomas can be seen in the context of hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma syndrome or in the sporadic setting. Read More

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YWHAE as an HE4 interacting protein can influence the malignant behaviour of ovarian cancer by regulating the PI3K/AKT and MAPK pathways.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 Jun 9;21(1):302. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China MedicalUniversity, No. 36, Sanhao Street, Heping District, Shenyang, 110004, People's Republic of China.

Background: Malignant tumours of the female reproductive system threaten the lives and health of women worldwide, with ovarian cancer having the highest mortality rate. Based on previous work, this study analysed the expression and role of YWHAE in ovarian epithelial tumours.

Methods: The interaction between YWHAE and HE4 was evaluated via immunoprecipitation, western blot analysis, and cellular immunofluorescence. Read More

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Combination chemotherapy versus temozolomide for patients with methylated MGMT (m-MGMT) glioblastoma: results of computational biological modeling to predict the magnitude of treatment benefit.

J Neurooncol 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Cellworks Group, Inc., S. San Francisco, CA, USA.

Background: A randomized trial in glioblastoma patients with methylated-MGMT (m-MGMT) found an improvement in median survival of 16.7 months for combination therapy with temozolomide (TMZ) and lomustine, however the approach remains controversial and relatively under-utilized. Therefore, we sought to determine whether comprehensive genomic analysis can predict which patients would derive large, intermediate, or negligible benefits from the combination compared to single agent chemotherapy. Read More

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Single-cell analyses of renal cell cancers reveal insights into tumor microenvironment, cell of origin, and therapy response.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2021 Jun;118(24)

Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109;

Diverse subtypes of renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) display a wide spectrum of histomorphologies, proteogenomic alterations, immune cell infiltration patterns, and clinical behavior. Delineating the cells of origin for different RCC subtypes will provide mechanistic insights into their diverse pathobiology. Here, we employed single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) to develop benign and malignant renal cell atlases. Read More

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Carbon Monoxide Inhibits Cytochrome P450 Enzymes CYP3A4/2C8 in Human Breast Cancer Cells, Increasing Sensitivity to Paclitaxel.

J Med Chem 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States.

Paclitaxel (PTX) is a first-line treatment in breast cancer, though resistance develops quickly and frequently. Cytochrome P450 enzymes CYP3A4 and CYP2C8, which metabolically inactivate PTX in hepatic tissue, are overexpressed in malignant breast tissues. CYP3A4 expression correlates with PTX therapy failure and poor outcomes, though no direct evidence of CYP3A4 contributing to PTX sensitivity exists. Read More

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Intersecting Mechanisms of Hypoxia and Prostaglandin E2-Mediated Inflammation in the Comparative Biology of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Front Oncol 2021 21;11:539361. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.

The importance of inflammation in the pathogenesis of cancer was first proposed by Rudolph Virchow over 150 years ago, and our understanding of its significance has grown over decades of biomedical research. The arachidonic acid pathway of inflammation, including cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, PGE2 synthase enzymes, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and PGE2 receptors has been extensively studied and has been associated with different diseases and different types of cancers, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). In addition to inflammation in the tumour microenvironment, low oxygen levels (hypoxia) within tumours have also been shown to contribute to tumour progression. Read More

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Atypical granular cell tumor of the urinary bladder: A case report and literature review.

Urol Case Rep 2021 Sep 29;38:101669. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Urology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are rare neoplasms of neural origin and usually tend to have a benign behaviour. We report a case of a 54 years old woman with severe gross hematuria caused by an atypical granular cell tumor which was successfully managed with a transurethral resection of the bladder (TURB). No local recurrence was observed after a three-year follow-up. Read More

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Hyalinization as a histomorphological risk predictor in oral pathological lesions.

J Oral Biol Craniofac Res 2021 Jul-Sep;11(3):415-422. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Oral Pathology, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Hyalinization is a process of conversion of stromal connective tissue into a homogeneous, acellular translucent material. Nevertheless, hyalinization could provide insights into the biologic behaviour and prognosis of pathological lesions. Few studies with limited sample size have intended to assess the correlation of hyalinization and biologic behaviour in oral lesions. Read More

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Differential expression of angiogenesis markers HSP70, HSP90, VEGF and pERK1/2 in both components of dedifferentiated chondrosarcomas.

J Bone Oncol 2021 Aug 18;29:100370. Epub 2021 May 18.

Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, United States.

Dedifferentiated chondrosarcomas (DDCS) are highly malignant bimorphic mesenchymal tumors with poor outcome and limited treatment options. Genes and proteins involved in angiogenesis play an important role in the development of invasion and metastasis. Immunohistochemical stains targeting HSP70, pERK1/2 and VEGFA were applied to a TMA containing 29 DDCS cases representing both tumor components. Read More

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A retrospective review of phyllodes tumors of the breast from a single institution.

Breast Dis 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia.

Background: Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are rare fibroepithelial breast tumors with diverse biological behavior.

Objective: This study aimed to analyze the characteristics, management, and outcome of phyllodes tumors.

Methods: Patients diagnosed with PTs in our institution from January 2013 to December 2017 were identified retrospectively by the ICD-10 code. Read More

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Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of N-anthraniloyl tryptamine derivatives as pleiotropic molecules for the therapy of malignant glioma.

Eur J Med Chem 2021 May 29;222:113564. Epub 2021 May 29.

School of Pharmaceutical Science, University of South China, Hengyang, 421001, China; School of Pharmacy, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, China. Electronic address:

COX-2 and STAT3 are two key culprits in the glioma microenvironment. Herein, to inhibit COX-2 and block STAT3 signaling, we disclosed 27 N-anthraniloyl tryptamine compounds based on the combination of melatonin derivatives and N-substituted anthranilic acid derivatives. Among them, NP16 showed the best antiproliferative activity and moderate COX-2 inhibition. Read More

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Corrigendum to "miR-6858 plays a key role in the process of melatonin inhibition of the malignant biological behavior of glioma" [J. Clin. Neurosci. 87 (2021) 137-146].

J Clin Neurosci 2021 Jul 1;89:457. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University and Institute of Brain and Brain-Inspired Science, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, PR China; Shandong Key Laboratory of Brain Function Remodeling, PR China. Electronic address:

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Study on effects of miR-141-3p in proliferation, migration, invasion and apoptosis of colon cancer cells by inhibiting Bcl2.

Clin Transl Oncol 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Ward 1, Department of General Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Qiqihaer Medical University, No. 27 Taishun Street, Tiefeng District, Qiqihaer City, 161000, Heilongjiang Province, China.

Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between miR-141-3p and B lymphocyte-2 gene (Bcl2) gene and its biological behavior on colon cancer cell line SW480.

Methods: qRT-PCR was used to detect the expression level of miR-141-3p in colon cancer tissues and adjacent tissues, as well as in colon cancer cell line and normal human colonic epithelial cell line FHC. MTT assay, wound assay, and Transwell demonstrated the effects of miR-141-3p on colon cancer proliferation, migration and invasion. Read More

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COMMD5 Inhibits Malignant Behavior of Renal Cancer Cells.

Anticancer Res 2021 Jun;41(6):2805-2815

Centre de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), Montréal, QC, Canada.

Background/aim: Copper metabolism MURR1 domain-containing 5 (COMMD5) is mainly expressed in renal tubules (RTs), where it facilitates re-differentiation of injured RTs. We reported that COMMD5 regulates the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor by participating in its endocytic membrane trafficking, thus inhibiting tumor growth. Here we aimed to determine the role of COMMD5 in malignant phenotypes of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Read More

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circNSUN2 promotes the malignant biological behavior of colorectal cancer cells via the miR‑181a‑5p/ROCK2 axis.

Oncol Rep 2021 Jul 3;46(1). Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, Yunnan 650032, P.R. China.

Aberrant expression of circular RNAs (circRNAs) has been demonstrated to be related to the development of colorectal cancer (CRC), the third most common cancer worldwide. However, the mechanism of the effect of circRNA NOP2/Sun domain family, member 2 (circNSUN2) on the malignant biological behavior of CRC remains unclear. In the present study, the expression of circNSUN2 and microRNA (miR)‑181a‑5p was detected by RT‑qPCR. Read More

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An Update on Molecular Genetic Aberrations in Spitz Melanocytic Proliferations: Correlation with Morphological Features and Biological Behavior.

Acta Med Acad 2021 Apr;50(1):157-174

Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Korytkova 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The aim of the paper is to give an update on molecular genetic aberrations in Spitz melanocytic proliferations with special emphasis on their correlation with morphological features and biological behavior. The Spitz group of melanocytic proliferations is defined by a combination of distinctive morphological features and driver molecular genetic events. Morphologically, these neoplasms are characterized by large, oval, polygonal, or spindled melanocytes with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, vesicular nuclei with prominent nucleoli, often in association with epidermal hyperplasia. Read More

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Emerging Roles for Browning of White Adipose Tissue in Prostate Cancer Malignant Behaviour.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 24;22(11). Epub 2021 May 24.

Departamento de Morfología y Biología Celular, Redox Biology Unit, University of Oviedo, Facultad de Medicina, Julián Clavería 6, 33006 Oviedo, Spain.

In addition to its well-known role as an energy repository, adipose tissue is one of the largest endocrine organs in the organism due to its ability to synthesize and release different bioactive molecules. Two main types of adipose tissue have been described, namely white adipose tissue (WAT) with a classical energy storage function, and brown adipose tissue (BAT) with thermogenic activity. The prostate, an exocrine gland present in the reproductive system of most mammals, is surrounded by periprostatic adipose tissue (PPAT) that contributes to maintaining glandular homeostasis in conjunction with other cell types of the microenvironment. Read More

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The Acidic Brain-Glycolytic Switch in the Microenvironment of Malignant Glioma.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 24;22(11). Epub 2021 May 24.

Laboratory for Translational Cell Biology and Neurooncology, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Erlangen-Nürnberg, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), 91054 Erlangen, Germany.

Malignant glioma represents a fatal disease with a poor prognosis and development of resistance mechanisms against conventional therapeutic approaches. The distinct tumor zones of this heterogeneous neoplasm develop their own microenvironment, in which subpopulations of cancer cells communicate. Adaptation to hypoxia in the center of the expanding tumor mass leads to the glycolytic and angiogenic switch, accompanied by upregulation of different glycolytic enzymes, transporters, and other metabolites. Read More

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Metabolic Interplay between the Immune System and Melanoma Cells: Therapeutic Implications.

Biomedicines 2021 May 26;9(6). Epub 2021 May 26.

Molecular Biotechnology Center, Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences, University of Turin, 10126 Turin, Italy.

Malignant melanoma represents the most fatal skin cancer due to its aggressive biological behavior and high metastatic potential. Treatment strategies for advanced disease have dramatically changed over the last years due to the introduction of BRAF/MEK inhibitors and immunotherapy. However, many patients either display primary (i. Read More

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The Expression of Selected Wnt Pathway Members (FZD6, AXIN2 and β-Catenin) in Canine Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma.

Animals (Basel) 2021 May 29;11(6). Epub 2021 May 29.

Laboratory of Molecular Morphogenesis, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic.

The Wnt signaling pathway is well known to be involved in many types of human cancer; however, in veterinary medicine, the investigation of individual Wnt members' expression, and their role in or association with oral tumor pathogenesis, is still underevaluated. We aim to determine the expression pattern of Frizzled-6 (FZD6) as one of the Wnt receptors in two of the most common canine oral neoplastic lesions-canine oral squamous cell carcinoma (COSCC) and canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma (CAA). While COSCC is a malignant tumor with aggressive biological behavior and a tendency to metastasize, CAA is a benign tumor with high local invasiveness. Read More

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