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#3320 TGF-β increase caspase activation and migration in typical bronchial carcinoids

Introduction: Typical bronchial carcinoids (TBC) are well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) whose management can still be very challenging due to reduced sensitivity to therapy. Previous studies have reported TGF-β’s ability to activate mTOR pathway and induce epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Moreover, preliminary results show an overexpression of TGF-β signalling and caspase activation in TBC.

Conference: 18th Annual ENETS Concerence (2021)

Presenting Author: Gagliardi I

Authors: Borges de Souza P, Gagliardi I, Martelli M, Zatelli M,

Keywords: bronchial carcinoid, TGF-β signalling, mTOR, EMT,

#2037 Stromal Immune Contexture Predicts Disease-Free Survival in Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (GEP-NENs)

Introduction: Stromal Immune Contexture (SIC) helps predict prognosis in solid Tumors (T) but has been poorly investigated in gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs). We tested whether GEP-NENs profiling for adaptive immunity-related SIC markers, as well as inflammatory (COX2),EMT [Beta-catenin (B-cat)] and oncogenic pathway signaling (pS6) markers,could improve Ki67 and/or MO-based prediction of OS and DFS.

Conference: 15th Annual ENETSConcerence (2018)

Presenting Author: Milione M

Authors: Milione M, Miceli R, Pellegrinelli A, Spaggiari P, Tagliabue G,

Keywords: Neuroendocrine, Ki-67, Morphology, Immune contexture, PDL1, Beta-Catenin,

#1847 CXCR4 Inhibition by Ulocuplumab Prevents EMT of pNET Cells in Vitro

Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) overexpress CXCR4. We have previously shown that stimulation of CXCR4 by its ligand SDF-1 promotes the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and increases distant tumor spread. Ulocuplumab (Ulo) is a fully human IgG4 mAb designed to inhibit the binding of CXCR4 to SDF-1.

Conference: 14th Annual ENETSConcerence (2017)

Presenting Author: Quaresmini D

Authors: Quaresmini D, Cives M, Pellè E, Ungaro A, Felici C,

Keywords: pNET, CXCR4, EMT, Ulocuplumab,

#1520 Osteotropism of NETs: Role of the SDF1/CXCR4 Axis in Regulating EMT

Introduction: NETs metastasize to the bone in up to 20% of patients. The SDF1/CXCR4 axis is a key determinant of osteotropism, and we showed that NETs overexpressing CXCR4 are more likely to develop bone metastases.

Conference: 13th Annual ENETSConcerence (2016)

Presenting Author: Cives M

Authors: Simone V, Quaresmini D, D'Oronzo S, Rizzo F, Felici C,

Keywords: emt, cxcr4,

#930 Distinct Expression of Splicing Variants of the Human MEN1 (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1) Gene in Various Pituitary Adenomas

Introduction: MEN1 is an autosomal-dominant tumor syndrome characterized by the occurrence of tumors in multiple endocrine tissues, including parathyroid, enteropancreatic neuroendocrine and anterior pituitary. The MEN1 gene consists of 10 exons transcribed into a 610 a.a. protein. It was reported that heterogeneity of human MEN1 gene transcripts related to variation in their 5’ UTR. Six distinct exsons1 (e1A-e1F) were isolated using RNA from thymus, pancreas and kidney.

Conference: 11th Annual ENETSConcerence (2014)

Presenting Author: Ozawa A

Authors: Ozawa A, Watanabe T, Tosaka M, Yoshimoto Y, Horiguchi K,

Keywords: MEN1, pituitary,

Abstract Submissions in 2023

Abstract submissions for 2023 will open in September 2022!


The 20th Annual ENETS Conference in 2023 will provide the principal platform for NET researchers around the world to present their latest findings. ENETS will select the best abstracts submitted in both clinical and basic science and present these in sessions within the framework of its scientific programme.


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