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26 results for "signalling".
#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 Conference 2021 (2021)
Category: Basic science - Signalling pathways, receptors, biomarkers
Presenting Author: Patricia Borges de Souza
#2800 Thymosin Beta 4 Is an Autocrine Mitogen for Neuroendocrine Tumour Cells
Introduction: The most commonly used NET marker chromogranin A, has a sensitivity between 60-90% and a specificity of less than 50%, hence better NET markers are needed. Previous secretome analysis using BON1, NCI-H727 and SHP-77 cell lines has led to the discovery of various candidate NET markers. One such marker is Thymosin Beta 4 (TB4). TB4 is a small 43 amino acid intracellular peptide first isolated from bovine thymus tissue.TB4 or its oxidised form TB4SO are thought to play a role in various aspects of cancer biology including tumour invasion, metastasis and apoptosis.
Conference: 17th Annual ENETS Conference 2020 (2020)
Category: Basic Science - Signaling pathways, receptors, biomarkers
Presenting Author: Ponni Balasundaram
#2983 Differential TGF-β Signalling in Typical and Atypical Bronchial Carcinoids
Introduction: Typical and atypical bronchial carcinoids (TBC and ABC) are well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN). Metastatic BC having low to moderate mitotic count may still be treated with somatostatin analogues and mTOR inhibitors; however, TBC and ABC have been reported to respond very differently to therapy and an effective treatment algorithm is still lacking. TGF-β is known for its ability to activate mTOR pathway and induce epithelial mesenchymal transition, affecting cell pathophysiological capabilities such as proliferation, migration and tissue invasiveness.
Conference: 17th Annual ENETS Conference 2020 (2020)
Category: Basic Science - Signaling pathways, receptors, biomarkers
Presenting Author: Patricia Borges de Souza
#66 Adrenocortical cancer: a therapeutic approach with everolimus (RAD001)
Introduction: Adrenocortical cancer (ACC) is a rare disease with very poor outcome. ACC responds poorly to standard chemotherapy. Mitotane, used as adjuvant therapy to surgery, prolongs recurrence-free survival, but the response is limited to 23% of patients and resistance occurs in the majority of patients (1). There is no curative therapy for ACC. Pre-clinical studies have shown involvement of both IGF-2/IGF-1R and Akt/mTOR pathways in ACC, and IGF-1R and mTOR inhibitors inhibited cell proliferation of human adrenocortical carcinoma cell lines in vitro (2,3,4).
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Maria Gueorguiev
#100 Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) expression analysis and therapeutic approach in lung and gastroenteropancreatic poorly differentiated endocrine carcinoma (PDEC)
Introduction: PDEC clinically include gastroenteropancreatic PDEC, small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC). These tumors are clinically similar and aggressive and they are usually treated with platinum compounds. mTOR signalling pathway has emerged as a promising target for well-differentiated endocrine carcinoma therapy. Because of varying behavior, PDEC are usually excluded from clinical trials employing the mTOR inhibitor RAD001.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Basic
Presenting Author: Emilio Bajetta
#119 Valproic acid induces apoptosis-mediated cell death of the ileal carcinoid cell line GOT1
Introduction: Downregulation of tumor suppressor genes, evasion from apoptosis, and reduced differentiation are hallmarks of cancer that can be due to abnormal epigenetic control. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) is an enzyme involved in the deacetylation of histone proteins, resulting in chromatin remodelling and altered gene transcription. HDAC inhibitors are emerging as useful anticancer drugs.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Basic
Presenting Author: Yvonne Arvidsson
Authors: Arvidsson Y, Ahlman H, Nilsson O, ...
#122 Molecular genetic findings in gastric carcinoid suggest possible neurofibromin/Ras pathway involvement in carcinoid pathogenesis
Introduction: The molecular pathogenesis of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumours is poorly understood. We have been undertaking molecular genetic investigations of a young woman with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) in whom a gastric carcinoid tumor was detected following an episode of gastrointestinal bleeding. She was otherwise relatively mildly affected by NF1. In NF1, gastric carcinoids have been found previously only in patients with other predisposing factors, which were absent in this patient.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Basic
Presenting Author: Dr Edward S Tobias
#233 Afinitor UK Particular Patient Supplies for Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)
Introduction: The PI3/Akt/mTOR pathway is activated by IGF-1 in NETs. mTOR regulates signalling downstream of IGF-1R1: Afinitor and Sandostatin may synergistically arrest growth and secretory activity in NETs.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Mr Jonathan S Chambers
Authors: Chambers J, ...
#246 SDHB Loss Predicts Malignancy in Pheochromocytomas/Sympathethic Paragangliomas, but Not Through Hypoxia Signalling
Introduction: To date there is no reliable histopathological marker of malignancy for pheochromocytomas/sympathetic paragangliomas (PCC/PGL). It is well-known that PCC/PGL in the hereditary context of an SDHB germline mutation very often metastasize. The immunohistochemical loss of SDHB expression was recently shown to be a surrogate marker for the presence of an SDH germline mutation in PCC/PGL. SDHB loss is supposed to be tumorigenic via activation of hypoxia signals.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Basic
Presenting Author: Dr Anja M Schmitt
#266 Everolimus Reduces Cell Viability in Selected Human Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Primary Cultures
Introduction: It has been demonstrated that everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, has a potent anti-proliferative effect in a human Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC) cell line, TT, and in two human MTC primary cultures.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: MD Maria Chiara Zatelli