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New Targeting in The Reversal of Resistant Glioblastomas

New Targeting in The Reversal of Resistant Glioblastomas Book
Author : Ali Syed Arbab
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-03-18
ISBN : 0128232765
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Targeting in The Reversal of Resistant Glioblastomas discusses alternative treatment strategies that not only target tumor cells but also target the tumor microenvironment, metabolic pathways and interaction of cytokines in tumor cells. The current treatment for primary and recurrent glioblastomas is failing because clinicians are not considering the effect of bone marrow derived cells to the development of resistance to clinically practiced therapies. This book helps readers rethink treatment strategies to successfully fight glioblastomas. It is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, clinicians, graduate students and other members of the biomedical field. Explains the effect of bone marrow derived cells on the development of resistance to clinically practiced therapies Provides information on the availability of alternate therapies for recurrent glioblastoma when standard practices have failed Discusses targeting tumor microenvironment using available FDA approved drugs as an alternative treatment strategy for glioblastoma

Glioblastoma Resistance to Chemotherapy Molecular Mechanisms and Innovative Reversal Strategies

Glioblastoma Resistance to Chemotherapy  Molecular Mechanisms and Innovative Reversal Strategies Book
Author : Ramasamy Paulmurugan,Tarik F. Massoud
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-06-25
ISBN : 0128215682
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Glioblastoma Resistance to Chemotherapy: Molecular Mechanisms and Innovative Reversal Strategies brings current knowledge from an international team of experts on the science and clinical management of glioblastoma chemoresistance. The book discusses topics such as molecular mechanisms of chemoresistance, experimental models to study chemoresistance, chemoresistance to drugs other than Temozolomide, and specific strategies to reverse chemoresistance. Additionally, it encompasses information on how to mitigate chemoresistance by targeted enhancement of p53 function. This book is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, oncologists, neuro-oncologists and other members of the biomedical field. Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most invasive and malignant primary brain tumor in humans with poor survival after diagnosis, therefore it is imperative that molecular and cellular mechanisms behind therapy resistant GBM cells, as well as the therapeutic strategies available to counter the resistance are comprehensively understood. Provides comprehensive, core knowledge related to the entire discipline of glioblastoma chemoresistance, from its many etiological mechanisms, to specific strategies to reverse resistance Presents current information from an international team of experts on the basic science, pre-clinical research, and clinical management of glioblastoma chemoresistance Discusses molecular and cellular mechanisms behind therapy resistant glioblastoma cells, as well as the therapeutic strategies available to counter this resistance

Drug Resistance in Colorectal Cancer Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies

Drug Resistance in Colorectal Cancer  Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies Book
Author : Chi Hin Cho,Tao Hu
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-05-24
ISBN : 0128199385
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drug Resistance in Colorectal Cancer: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies, Volume Eight, summarizes the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in colorectal cancer, along with the most up-to-date therapeutic strategies available. The book discusses reasons why colorectal tumors become refractory during the progression of the disease, but also explains how drug resistance occurs during chemotherapy. In addition, users will find the current therapeutic strategies used by clinicians in their practice in treating colorectal cancer. The combination of conventional anticancer drugs with chemotherapy-sensitizing agents plays a pivotal role in improving the outcome of colorectal cancer patients, in particular those with drug-resistant cancer cells. From a clinical point-of-view, the content of this book provides clinicians with updated therapeutic strategies for a better choice of drugs for drug-resistant colorectal cancer patients. It will be a valuable source for cancer researchers, oncologists and several members of biomedical field who are dedicated to better treat patients with colorectal cancer. Presents a systemic summary of molecular mechanisms for a quick and in-depth understanding Updates current trends in the field with pioneering information on drug resistance Encompasses both basic and clinical approaches for a better understanding of unsolved problems from a holistic point-of-view

Biological Mechanisms and the Advancing Approaches to Overcoming Cancer Drug Resistance

Biological Mechanisms and the Advancing Approaches to Overcoming Cancer Drug Resistance Book
Author : Andrew Freywald,Franco Vizeacoumar
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-12-04
ISBN : 0128213116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biological Mechanisms and the Advancing Approaches to Overcoming Cancer Drug Resistance, Volume 12, discusses new approaches that are being undertaken to counteract tumor plasticity, understand and tackle the interactions with the microenvironment, and disrupt the rewiring of malignant cells or bypass biological mechanism of resistance by using targeted radionuclide therapies. This book provides a unique opportunity to the reader to understand the fundamental causes of drug resistance and how different approaches are applied. It is a one-stop-shop to understand why it is so difficult to treat cancer, and why only a very few patients respond to therapy and a significant portion develop resistance. Despite a rapid development of more effective anti-cancer drugs and combination therapies, cancer remains the leading cause of lethality in the developed world. The main reason for this is the ability of heterogeneous subpopulations of tumor cells interacting with constantly evolving tumor microenvironment to resist elimination and eventually, trigger cancer relapse. In this book, experts review current concepts explaining molecular and biological mechanisms of cancer drug resistance and discussing advancing approaches for overcoming these therapeutic challenges. Provides the most updated knowledge on the mechanisms of cancer drug resistance and the emerging therapeutic approaches reviewed by experts in the field Brings detailed analyses of most important recently reported developments related to drug resistance and their relevance to overcoming it in cancer patients Discusses in-depth molecular mechanisms and novel concepts of cancer resistance to conventional and advanced therapies

Drug Efflux Pumps in Cancer Resistance Pathways From Molecular Recognition and Characterization to Possible Inhibition Strategies in Chemotherapy

Drug Efflux Pumps in Cancer Resistance Pathways  From Molecular Recognition and Characterization to Possible Inhibition Strategies in Chemotherapy Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-11-07
ISBN : 0128141417
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drug Efflux Pumps in Cancer Resistance Pathways: From Molecular Recognition and Characterization to Possible Inhibition Strategies in Chemotherapy, Volume Seven, describes the fundamental aspects of efflux pumps of the ATP-binding cassette superfamily in cancer resistance pathways, along with strategies to target and improve chemotherapy efficacy. Pumps of the ATP-binding cassette superfamily (ABCs) regulate the access of drugs to the intracellular space. In this context, the overexpression of ABCs is a well-known mechanism of multidrug resistance in cancer and is associated with therapeutic failure. Cancer types discussed include breast, endocrine, hematologic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, lung, skin and central nervous system cancers. The book is a valuable source for researchers and advanced students in cancer, biology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, biomaterials and medical/clinical sciences that are interested in accessing a comprehensive compendium on efflux pumps in mechanisms of cancer resistance. Offers comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the basic aspects of efflux pumps in a very schematic and didactic manner Describes the involvement of efflux pumps in cancer resistance in different cancer types Encompasses an updated overview on state-of-the-art approaches that capitalize on their inhibition to improve chemotherapy and overcome resistance

Epigenetic Regulation in Overcoming Chemoresistance

Epigenetic Regulation in Overcoming Chemoresistance Book
Author : Chunfu Wu,Lihui Wang
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-06-26
ISBN : 012823685X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Epigenetic Regulation in Overcoming Chemoresistance, Volume 19, explains how epigenetic agents can enhance the chemotherapy sensitivity of diverse types of cancers. The book provides a comprehensive delineation and the recent development of the scientific studies on the epigenetic regulation in enhancing chemo-sensitivity. In addition, it discusses several topics such as DNA methyltransferase inhibitors (DNMTi), Histone deacetylases inhibitors (HDACi), Histone lysine demethylases inhibitors (HDMi), Histone lysine methyltransferases inhibitors (HMTi) and drugs regulating the microRNA, long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) or RNA methylation. Finally, recent and future developments of the field of epigenetic regulation are explored. This is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, clinicians, graduate students and several members of biomedical field who are interested in learning about epigenetic regulation methods to reverse chemo-resistance in cancers. Presents detailed diagrams of the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation for easy consult Encompasses multiple clinical trial summary diagrams to help readers quickly and clearly get information from clinical trials Provides future perspectives in each section to inspire readers to use epigenetic regulation to overcome chemo-resistance

Overcoming Ovarian Cancer Chemoresistance

Overcoming Ovarian Cancer Chemoresistance Book
Author : Goli Samimi,Christina Annunziata
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-11-06
ISBN : 0128198419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Overcoming Ovarian Cancer Chemoresistance presents non-overlapping review chapters that discuss the state of the field in overcoming chemoresistance of ovarian cancer and treatment options before and following recurrence, considering the genetic makeup of the ovarian cancer patient and her tumor. With the uptake of both germline and somatic gene testing, clinicians can obtain a more comprehensive understanding of ovarian tumors and this book provides information to link the genetic makeup of a tumor (or patient) with the best available treatment. The book discusses topics such as strategies to fight chemo-resistance in ovarian cancer, circulating DNA as a monitor of response, BRCA mutations, ovarian cancer stem cells, immunotherapy and vaccines. Additionally, it brings a list of promising agents at clinical and pre-clinical stage that will impact the treatment in the near future. This book is a valuable source for cancer researchers, oncologists and several members of biomedical field who need to understand how to battle chemoresistance in ovarian cancer. Provides a comprehensive view of both biological and genetic determinants of resistance, as well as technical approaches to monitor response Discusses genetic reversions as a unique alteration and a new field of study Includes a chapter on upcoming and promising agents that are in the pre-clinical and early clinical space, to set the stage for future directions in the field

Novel Therapies in Head and Neck Cancer Beyond the Horizon

Novel Therapies in Head and Neck Cancer  Beyond the Horizon Book
Author : Maie A. St. John,No hee Park
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-06-29
ISBN : 0128209291
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Novel Therapies in Head and Neck Cancer: Beyond the Horizon, Volume Twelve, provides a high-level synthesis of the latest treatments and outcomes relating to head and neck cancer. Chemotherapy and immunotherapy for those cancer types are rapidly evolving, and an updated source based on the expertise of internationally renowned researchers is necessary. This book discusses the outcome of recent trials using chemotherapy, novel approaches for HPV+ SCCA, cases in which immunotherapy is more likely to be successful, and precision medicine based on target therapies. Additionally, new approaches for rare diseases in head and neck and novel drug delivery platforms are presented. This book will be a very useful source so that students, scientists and clinicians who can be facile with the data, build on what is known, and continue to offer cutting-edge, validated therapies to all patients. Covers new chemotherapy trials, specifically on HPV and non-HPV related cancer types Discusses the application of immunotherapy to treat rare types of head and neck cancer Presents updated information on targeted therapies, specifically focusing on skin cancer in the region

Tumor Microenvironment and Resistance to Current Therapies

Tumor Microenvironment and Resistance to Current Therapies Book
Author : Ahmed Lasfar,Andrew Zloza,Karine A. Cohen-Solal,Murugabaskar Balan
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2020-01-27
ISBN : 2889632830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Tumor Microenvironment and Resistance to Current Therapies book written by Ahmed Lasfar,Andrew Zloza,Karine A. Cohen-Solal,Murugabaskar Balan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Cancer Immunology

Cancer Immunology Book
Author : Nima Rezaei
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-12-29
ISBN : 3662449463
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This translational book describes in detail the clinical application of novel approaches in cancer immunotherapy with the aim of educating clinicians in the implications of the most recent research and new developments in the field. The scope is broad, encompassing, for example, prognostic biomarkers for personalized cancer treatment, strategies for targeting tumor immunosuppression, gene therapy, virus-based vaccines, targeting of cancer stem cells, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the role of T lymphocytes in cancer immunotherapy, use of monoclonal antibodies, and many more innovative approaches. Clinical immunologists, hematologists, and oncologists in particular will find the book to be of value in expanding their knowledge. The book is the second in a three-volume series, Cancer Immunology, which offers an up-to-date review of cancer immunology and immunotherapy. The remaining volumes focus on the immunopathology of cancers and cancer immunotherapy for organ-specific tumors. In total the series, designed for both clinicians and researchers, includes contributions from more than 250 scientists working at leading universities and institutes from across the world.

Glioblastoma State of the Art and Future Perspectives

Glioblastoma  State of the Art and Future Perspectives Book
Author : Ghazaleh Tabatabai ,Hiroaki Wakimoto
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-12-10
ISBN : 3039282603
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Glioblastoma is an aggressive incurable primary tumor of the central nervous system. Median overall survival is in the range of 1.5 years even in selected clinical trials populations. Many features contribute to this therapeutic challenge including high intratumoral and intertumoral heterogeneity, resistance to therapy, migration and invasion, immunosuppression. With the access of novel highthroughput technologies, significant progress has been made to understand molecular and immunological signatures underlying the pathology of glioblastoma. Clinical trial designs have shifted from investigating broad “one-for-all” treatment approaches to precision oncology designs. The collection of contributions in this book aim at providing researchers and clinicians an update on different aspects of glioblastoma, i.e. progress in basic, preclinical and clinical research.

Reverse Phase Protein Arrays

Reverse Phase Protein Arrays Book
Author : Tesshi Yamada,Satoshi S. Nishizuka,Gordon B. Mills,Lance A. Liotta
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-12-09
ISBN : 9813297557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides practical guidance on all aspects of reverse phase protein array (RPPA) technology, which permits the quantification of protein levels in cell or tissue lysates. In addition, the latest results are presented from laboratories across the world where experts are successfully running the challenging RPPA data platform. After an introductory chapter by the inventor of the RPPA technique, the demanding task of lysate preparation is explained. Subsequent chapters review printing platforms and analytical platforms and discuss antibody screening in detail. The role of RPPA data in integrative analyses is thoroughly examined, and the various applications of RPPA, for example to identify molecular targeting drugs or evaluate cancer drug efficacy, are discussed with reference to the latest knowledge. It is hoped that the book will foster the implementation of RPPA by documenting the practical details of the technology and by revealing its great potential. It will be of high value for researchers who plan to build an RPPA platform in their institute and for researchers, clinicians, and companies who use RPPA through collaboration with an existing RPPA facility.

YY1 in the Control of the Pathogenesis and Drug Resistance of Cancer

YY1 in the Control of the Pathogenesis and Drug Resistance of Cancer Book
Author : Benjamin Bonavida
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-11-02
ISBN : 0128226366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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YY1 Is Pivotal in the Control of the Pathogenesis and Drug Resistance of Cancer: A Critical Therapeutic Target describes the current state-of-the-art of the transcription factor YY1 that is overexpressed in the majority of cancers and a central factor that regulates all of the major features and characteristics of human cancers. This book emphasizes the biochemical, molecular and genetic underlying mechanisms by which YY1 regulates its pro-cancerous activities. In addition, it also describes the role of YY1 in the regulation of tumor cell resistance to conventional chemo and immunotherapies and the important role of inhibiting YY1 in cancer. This book is a valuable source for cancer researchers, oncologists and several members of medical and biomedical field who are interested in understanding further the role of YY1 in cancer. Provides a thorough understanding of the underlying mechanisms by which YY1 regulates cancer cell phenotype and unique characteristics Discusses the novel mechanisms of YY1 regulation of tumor cell resistance and means to overcome resistance Encompasses new examples of newly developed non-toxic and selective inhibitors targeting YY1

Glioblastomas New Insights for the Healthcare Professional 2013 Edition

Glioblastomas  New Insights for the Healthcare Professional  2013 Edition Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
Release : 2013-07-22
ISBN : 1481652737
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Glioblastomas: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Diagnosis and Screening. The editors have built Glioblastomas: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Diagnosis and Screening in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Glioblastomas: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Resistance to Targeted Therapies Against Adult Brain Cancers

Resistance to Targeted Therapies Against Adult Brain Cancers Book
Author : Amanda Tivnan
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-11-26
ISBN : 3319465058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume will bring together a review of research being carried out by international experts in this field, detailing treatment and research approaches in several forms of malignant brain tumors. These include glioblastoma (GBM), a highly aggressive and fatal form of astrocytoma which accounts for 80% of newly diagnosed brain tumor patients per year, and meningioma, of which 10% are malignant and extremely resistant to targeted therapies. The volume will also include a discussion of methods to overcome blood-brain barrier exclusion for more efficient targeted drug delivery in all forms of brain cancer treatment. The volume will include information on the repurposing of drugs in an attempt to circumvent drug resistance, use of small molecule inhibitors in GBM treatment, mechanisms of secondary brain metastasis, drug resistance, and state-of-the-art imaging of targeted therapies.

Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Resistance to Chemotherapy

Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Resistance to Chemotherapy Book
Author : Benjamin Bonavida
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-07-04
ISBN : 1461470706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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​​​​​This volume gives the latest developments in on the mechanisms of cancer cell resistance to apoptotic stimuli, which eventually result in cancer progression and metastasis. One of the main challenges in cancer research is to develop new therapies to combat resistant tumors. The development of new effective therapies will be dependent on delineating the biochemical, molecular, and genetic mechanisms that regulate tumor cell resistance to cytotoxic drug-induced apoptosis. These mechanisms should reveal gene products that directly regulate resistance in order to develop new drugs that target these resistance factors and such new drugs may either be selective or common to various cancers. If successful, new drugs may not be toxic and may be used effectively in combination with subtoxic conventional drugs to achieve synergy and to reverse tumor cell resistance. The research developments presented in this book can be translated to produce better clinical responses to resistant tumors.

New Advances on Disease Biomarkers and Molecular Targets in Biomedicine

New Advances on Disease Biomarkers and Molecular Targets in Biomedicine Book
Author : Nikki P. Lee,C.Y. Cheng,John M. Luk
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-22
ISBN : 1627034560
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rising occurrences of various diseases and epidemics have pressurized the already-burdened health system across the globe, and this imposes an unprecedented challenge on our current research in identifying disease-specific biomarkers and molecular targets, in particular for cancers, neurological disorders and unexplained infertility. Despite decades of efforts in deciphering the fundamental biology underlying various diseases at discrete levels using an array of advanced technologies, attempts to identify reliable and disease-indicating markers for detection and biomolecules or cellular structures for targeting are still in vain. This monograph describes and discusses the updated findings in this field with a specific aim to compile prior and recent literature and from there to acquire some insights to facilitate future research to expand options of understanding, detecting and treating diseases. Among the many possible areas of biomedical research, this content comprises two themes: disease biomarkers and molecular targets. The book also covers topics that are more advanced in development to emerging scientific discoveries. In particular, this monograph includes concepts on the renovated use of oncofetal molecules in cancer prediction and treatment, the evolving development in cancer biology at the cellular and molecular levels and the recent involvement on new classes of molecules in diseases. This book renews established concepts in the field, and at the same time leads to important insights for research and development of drugs, diagnostics, and interventions for managing diseases of unmet medical needs.

Impact of Cancer Plasticity on Drug Resistance and Treatment in Solid Tumors

Impact of Cancer Plasticity on Drug Resistance and Treatment in Solid Tumors Book
Author : Dong-Hua Yang,Pascale Cohen,Chang Zou
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2020-12-24
ISBN : 2889662756
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Impact of Cancer Plasticity on Drug Resistance and Treatment in Solid Tumors book written by Dong-Hua Yang,Pascale Cohen,Chang Zou, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Cancer Stem Cell Resistance to Targeted Therapy

Cancer Stem Cell Resistance to Targeted Therapy Book
Author : Cristina Maccalli,Matilde Todaro,Soldano Ferrone
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-06-04
ISBN : 3030166244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book represents an up-dated summary of the state of the art of the characterization of cancer stem cell/ cancer initiating cell (CSC/CIC) properties. An overview of the definition and biological properties of CSCs/CICs as well as the role of these cells in determining the resistance to standard and immune-based therapies is provided. It also discusses limitations in the achievement of a definitive biological characterization of CSCs/CICs due to their high extent of plasticity and heterogeneity that is also mutually driven by the interaction of these cells with the tumor microenvironment. The limitations in targeting CSCs/CICs with immunotherapy are also explained together with explorative combination approaches that could increase the susceptibility of these cells to the recognition by immune cells. This book is conceived for a broad audience, including students, teachers, scientific experts. The critical revision of available results in terms of immunological profile of CSCs/CICs and the efficacy in targeting these cells by immunological approaches, results in a comprehensive and up to date recapitulation of the field and provides interesting suggestions on how to focus future investigations in order to assess the role of CSCs/CICs as prognostic and predictive biomarkers of responsiveness to therapies for cancer patients.

In Vitro Models of Glioblastoma Targeting Cancer Metabolism

In Vitro Models of Glioblastoma Targeting Cancer Metabolism Book
Author : Alexander Wilding
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly lethal and incurable primary tumour of the brain and central nervous system (CNS). While the genetic alterations in GBM are highly heterogeneous, most tumours exhibit changes promoting activation of RTK signalling and inactivation of Rb and p53 signalling pathways. As with other cancer types, the metabolism of rapidly proliferating tumour cells in GBM is dramatically different to that of their normal, non-proliferating counterparts. The most notable alteration is that of 'aerobic glycolysis', the propensity to metabolise glucose to lactate, even in the presence of oxygen. These changes are believed to support the increased proliferation rate and resistance to therapy that typify this and other types of cancer. Our understanding of how metabolic changes support tumour growth is still poor. Nevertheless, the conservation of these changes across diverse tumour types highlights their importance and suggests that cancer metabolism is a potential therapeutic target. In particular PKM2, an isozyme of the glycolytic enzyme pyruvate kinase is highly expressed in most cancers including GBM and appears to facilitate many metabolic features of cancer including aerobic glycolysis. Universal expression of PKM2 in cancer makes it an appealing target for therapy and both activators and inhibitors of PKM2 have been investigated as potential therapeutic options.Using in vitro models, this thesis explores the effects of a number of compounds that target or otherwise modulate cell metabolism. It is hoped that an understanding of how these compounds affect cancer cell metabolism will contribute to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of glioma, as well as other cancers.In Chapter 3, a methodology is developed for assaying the anti-proliferative effects of combinations of drugs on glioma cells in vitro, comparing different approaches to assess antagonistic and synergistic drug interactions.In Chapter 4 of this dissertation, the factors that regulate tetramer formation and catalytic activity of PKM2 were examined in glioblastoma cell lines. Novel methods for the detection of PKM2 complex formation, pyruvate kinase activity and glycolytic rate were developed. The ability of a novel PKM2 activator to induce PKM2 tetramer formation and catalytic activity was assesses. We then attempted to exploit the effects of the PKM2 activator to affect cell metabolism in an attempt to identify a therapeutic application of pharmacologic PKM2 activation. In Chapter 5, investigating the effects of TORC1 inhibition using Temsirolimus on PKM2 tetramer formation led to the observation that TORC1 inhibition results in rapid inhibition of glycolysis and a reversal of the Crabtree effect. While the precise target could not be identified, glucose metabolism appeared to be at the level of hexokinase or glucose transport, as both glycolysis and the PPP were affected. We then go on to demonstrate that this block in glucose metabolism induces a striking sensitivity to oxidative stress as would be encountered by glioma cells exposed to IR therapy.In Chapter 6, the multi-kinase inhibitor Sorafenib was identified as exhibiting rapid and potent inhibitory effects on mitochondrial function in glioma cells leading to a reliance on glycolysis for ATP production. Detailed analysis of mitochondrial respiratory function the utility of simultaneous inhibition of respiration and glycolysis using Sorafenib and the glycolysis inhibitor 2-deoxyglucose as a therapeutic strategy is then evaluated in vitro and in vivo.