Introduction: Bronchial Carcinoids (BCs) are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms arising from respiratory epithelium. The only effective treatment option is surgery, but its efficacy is frequently limited by metastatic spread. Everolimus prolongs progression free survival but patients may develop resistance. Previous studies demonstrated that Everolimus reduces viability of NCI-H720 cells (Atypical Carcinoid) but not of NCI-H727 cells (Typical Carcinoid). Everolimus decreases Ciclyn D1 protein levels in both cell lines but NCI-H727 cells survive, indicating a derangement in cell cycle control.
Conference: 15th Annual ENETS conference (2018)
Category: Basic Science - Signaling pathways, receptors, biomarkers
Presenting Author: Giulia Bresciani
Introduction: Bronchial Carcinoids (BC) are still orphan of medical therapy. We previously demonstrated that 70% of primary BC cultures are sensitive to Everolimus (E), an mTOR inhibitor, while 30% are not. We also observed that in 2 human BC cell lines, the NCI-H720 (sensitive to E) and NCI-H727 (resistant to E), mTOR resistance may be linked to a differential cell cycle protein expression (CyclinD1/E, CDK2/4, p27kip1/p27kip1phospho-Ser10), which is higher in BC resistant to E as compared to sensitive ones, suggesting an impaired p27 function
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference (2016)
Category: Medical treatment - Others
Presenting Author: MASTER DEGREE Katiuscia Benfini