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  • de Aquino, Iara Gonçalves; Bastos, Débora Campanella; Cuadra-Zelaya, Florence Juana Maria; Teixeira, Isadora Ferrari; Salo, Tuula; Coletta, Ricardo Della; Graner, Edgard (2020)
    Objective Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is overexpressed in several human cancers, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). TVB-3166 is a recently described FASN inhibitor with antitumor effects and potential clinical relevance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of TVB-3166 on OSCC cell lines. Materials and methods The OSCC cell line SCC-9 modified to express ZsGreen (ZsG) (SCC-9 ZsG) and its in vivo selected metastatic derivative LN-1A were used to evaluate anticancer properties of TVB-3166. Cell viability was determined using MTT assays and proliferation determined by cell counting in a Neubauer chamber. Cell death and cell cycle progression were analyzed by Annexin V-PE/7-ADD-PerCP labeling and PI staining, respectively. Cell migration was assayed by scratch assays and cell adhesion using myogel. Production of FASN, p-AKT, CPT1-α, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers were examined by Western blotting. Results TVB-3166 significantly reduced cell viability and proliferation, promoted cell cycle arrest and apoptosis, and increased adhesion to myogel in both OSCC cell lines. Finally, the drug reduced SCC-9 ZsG migration. Conclusion Our results demonstrated that TVB-3166 has anticancer effects on both SCC-9 ZsG and its metastatic version LN-1A, which are worthy of investigation in preclinical models for OSCC.
  • Almangush, Alhadi; Bello, Ibrahim O.; Keski-Santti, Harri; Mäkinen, Laura; Kauppila, Joonas H.; Pukkila, Matti; Hagstrom, Jaana; Laranne, Jussi; Tommola, Satu; Nieminen, Outi; Soini, Ylermi; Kosma, Veli-Matti; Koivunen, Petri; Grenman, Reidar; Leivo, Ilmo; Salo, Tuula (2014)
  • Almangush, Alhadi; Youssef, Omar; Pirinen, Matti; Sundström, Jari; Leivo, Ilmo; Mäkitie, Antti A. (2019)
    Tumour budding has emerged as a promising prognostic marker in many cancers. We systematically reviewed all studies that evaluated tumour budding in diagnostic biopsies. We conducted a systematic review of PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science and Cochrane library for all articles that have assessed tumour budding in diagnostic (i.e. pretreatment or pre-operative) biopsies of any tumour type. Two independent researchers screened the retrieved studies, removed duplicates, excluded irrelevant studies and extracted data from the eligible studies. A total of 13 reports comprising 11 cohorts were found to have studied tumour budding in diagnostic biopsies. All these reports showed that evaluation of tumour budding in diagnostic biopsies was easily applicable. A strong association was observed between tumour budding score in diagnostic biopsies and corresponding surgical samples. Evaluation of tumour budding in diagnostic biopsies had a significant prognostic value for lymph node metastasis and patient survival. In all studies, tumour budding was a valuable marker of tumour aggressiveness and can be evaluated in technically satisfactory diagnostic biopsies. Thus, the assessment of tumour budding seems to identify the behaviour of cancer, and therefore to facilitate treatment planning.
  • Honkanen, Hanne-Kaisa; Izzi, Valerio; Petaisto, Tiina; Holopainen, Tanja; Harjunen, Vanessa; Pihlajaniemi, Taina; Alitalo, Kari; Heljasvaara, Ritva (2016)
    Vascular endothelial growth factor D (VEGF-D) promotes the lymph node metastasis of cancer by inducing the growth of lymphatic vasculature, but its specific roles in tumorigenesis have not been elucidated. We monitored the effects of VEGF-D in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) by subjecting transgenic mice overexpressing VEGF-D in the skin (K14-mVEGF-D) and VEGF-D knockout mice to a chemical skin carcinogenesis protocol involving 7,12-dimethylbenz[a] anthracene and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate treatments. In K14-mVEGF-Dmice, tumor lymphangiogenesis was significantly increased and the frequency of lymph node metastasis was elevated in comparison with controls. Most notably, the papillomas regressed more often in K14-mVEGF-D mice than in littermate controls, resulting in a delay in tumor incidence and a remarkable reduction in the total tumor number. Skin tumor growth and metastasis were not obviously affected in the absence of VEGF-D; however, the knockout mice showed a trend for reduced lymphangiogenesis in skin tumors and in the untreated skin. Interestingly, K14-mVEGF-D mice showed an altered immune response in skin tumors. This consisted of the reduced accumulation of macrophages, mast cells, and CD4(+) T-cells and an increase of cytotoxic CD8(+) T-cells. Cytokine profiling by flow cytometry and quantitative real time PCR revealed that elevated VEGF-D expression results in an attenuated Th2 response and promotes M1/Th1 and Th17 polarization in the early stage of skin carcinogenesis, leading to an anti-tumoral immune environment and the regression of primary tumors. Our data suggest that VEGF-D may be beneficial in early-stage tumors since it suppresses the pro-tumorigenic inflammation, while at later stages VEGF-D-induced tumor lymphatics provide a route for metastasis.
  • Vilen, Suvi-Tuuli; Salo, Tuula; Sorsa, Timo; Nyberg, Pia (2013)
  • Junnila, Siina; Kokkola, Arto; Karjalainen-Lindsberg, Marja; Puolakkainen, Pauli; Monni, Outi (2010)
  • Yin, Miao; Soikkeli, Johanna; Jahkola, Tiina; Virolainen, Susanna; Saksela, Olli; Holtta, Erkki (2014)
  • Vander Poorten, Vincent; Triantafyllou, Asterios; Skalova, Alena; Stenman, Göran; Bishop, Justin A.; Hauben, Esther; Hunt, Jennifer L.; Hellquist, Henrik; Feys, Simon; De Bree, Remco; Mäkitie, Antti A.; Quer, Miquel; Strojan, Primoz; Guntinas-Lichius, Orlando; Rinaldo, Alessandra; Ferlito, Alfio (2018)
    Although relatively rare, polymorphous adenocarcinoma (PAC) is likely the second most common malignancy of the minor salivary glands (MiSG). The diagnosis is mainly based on an incisional biopsy. The optimal treatment comprises wide surgical excision, often with adjuvant radiotherapy. In general, PAC has a good prognosis. Previously, PAC was referred to as polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA), but the new WHO classification of salivary gland tumours has also included under the PAC subheading, the so-called cribriform adenocarcinoma of minor salivary glands (CAMSG). This approach raised controversy, predominantly because of possible differences in clinical behaviour. For example, PLGA (PAC, classical variant) only rarely metastasizes, whereas CAMSG often shows metastases to the neck lymph nodes. Given the controversy, this review reappraises the definition, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up, genetics, treatment modalities, and prognosis of PAC of the salivary glands with a particular focus on contrasting differences with CAMSG.
  • Pasanen, Annukka; Loukovaara, Mikko; Tuomi, Taru; Butzow, Ralf (2017)
    Objective Preoperative or intraoperative risk assessment models are used to stratify patients with endometrial carcinoma to lymphadenectomy. Our aim was to determine whether preoperative analysis of L1 cell adhesion molecule (L1CAM) can improve risk assessment. Methods Immunohistochemical L1CAM staining was performed on endometrial biopsies of 241 patients and paired hysterectomy samples of 75 patients. Risk assessment models based on preoperative histologic type and grade, myometrial invasion, and/or tumor diameter and alternative models incorporating preoperative L1CAM were compared with regard to their capability of predicting lymph nodal or distant metastasis. Soluble L1 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in serum samples of 40 patients with endometrial carcinoma. Results The concordance rate between L1CAM staining results of preoperative and hysterectomy samples was moderate ( = 0.586, P <0.0001). Preoperative L1CAM expression was associated with nonendometrioid histology, lymph node involvement, advanced stage, and positive peritoneal cytology. Receiver operating characteristic curve analyses showed that L1CAM did not significantly improve risk stratification algorithms based on traditional risk factors. Intraoperative tumor diameter was an effective surrogate for myometrial invasion. There was no statistical difference between L1 serum levels of patients with an L1CAM-positive or L1CAM-negative endometrial carcinoma (P = 0.786). Conclusions L1 cell adhesion molecule expression in endometrial biopsy correlates with high-risk features of endometrial carcinoma but does not significantly improve risk stratification algorithms based on traditional factors. Soluble L1 detected in the serum of patients with endometrial carcinoma does not correlate with tumoral L1CAM expression.
  • Almangush, Alhadi; Heikkinen, Ilkka; Mäkitie, Antti A.; Coletta, Ricardo D.; Läärä, Esa; Leivo, Ilmo; Salo, Tuula (2017)
    Background: Identifying informative prognostic biomarkers for oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) is of great importance in order to better predict tumour behaviour and to guide treatment planning. Here, we summarise existing evidence regarding immunohistochemical prognostic biomarkers for OTSCC. Methods: A systematic search of the literature was performed using the databases of Scopus, Ovid Medline, Web of Science and Cochrane Library. All studies which had investigated the prognostic significance of immunohistochemical biomarkers in OTSCC during the period from 1985 to 2015 were retrieved. For the five most often evaluated biomarkers a random-effects meta-analysis on overall survival was performed, including those studies that provided the necessary statistical results. Results: A total of 174 studies conducted during the last three decades were found, and in these 184 biomarkers were evaluated for the prognostication of OTSCC. The five biomarkers most frequently assessed were p53, Ki-67, p16, VEGFs and cyclin D1. In the meta-analyses, the most promising results of the prognostic power for OTSCC were obtained for cyclin D1. For studies of VEGF A and C the results were equivocal, but the pooled analysis of VEGF A separately showed it to be a useful prognosticator for OTSCC. There was no sufficient evidence to support p53, Ki-67 and p16 as prognostic biomarkers for OTSCC. Limitations in the quality of the published studies (e.g., small cohorts, lack of compliance with REMARK guidelines) are widespread. Conclusions: Numerous biomarkers have been presented as useful prognosticators for OTSCC, but the quality of the conduct and reporting of original studies is overall unsatisfactory which does not allow reliable conclusions. The value of two biomarkers (VEGFA and cyclin D1) should be validated in a multicentre study setting following REMARK guidelines.
  • Albrecht, Imke; Kopfstein, Lucie; Strittmatter, Karin; Schomber, Tibor; Falkevall, Annelie; Hagberg, Carolina E.; Lorentz, Pascal; Jeltsch, Michael; Alitalo, Kari; Eriksson, Ulf; Christofori, Gerhard; Pietras, Kristian (2010)
  • Astrom, Pirjo; Juurikka, Krista; Hadler-Olsen, Elin S.; Svineng, Gunbjorg; Cervigne, Nilva K.; Coletta, Ricardo D.; Risteli, Juha; Kauppila, Joonas H.; Skarp, Sini; Kuttner, Samuel; Oteiza, Ana; Sutinen, Meeri; Salo, Tuula (2017)
    Background: Matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8) has oncosuppressive properties in various cancers. We attempted to assess MMP-8 function in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC). Methods: MMP-8 overexpressing OTSCC cells were used to study the effect of MMP-8 on proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion and gene and protein expression. Moreover, MMP-8 functions were assessed in the orthotopic mouse tongue cancer model and by immunohistochemistry in patient samples. Results: MMP-8 reduced the invasion and migration of OTSCC cells and decreased the expression of MMP-1, cathepsin-K and vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C). VEGF-C was induced by transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) in control cells, but not in MMP-8 overexpressing cells. In human OTSCC samples, low MMP-8 in combination with high VEGF-C was an independent predictor of poor cancer-specific survival. TGF-beta 1 treatment also restored the migration of MMP-8 overexpressing cells to the level of control cells. In mouse tongue cancer, MMP-8 did not inhibit metastasis, possibly because it was eliminated in the peripheral carcinoma cells. Conclusions: The suppressive effects of MMP-8 in OTSCC may be mediated through interference of TGF-beta 1 and VEGF-C function and altered proteinase expression. Together, low MMP-8 and high VEGF-C expression have strong independent prognostic value in OTSCC.
  • Almangush, Alhadi; Pirinen, Matti; Heikkinen, Ilkka; Mäkitie, Antti A.; Salo, Tuula; Leivo, Ilmo (2018)
    Background: Tumour budding has been reported as a promising prognostic marker in many cancers. This meta-analysis assessed the prognostic value of tumour budding in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Methods: We searched OvidMedline, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science for articles that studied tumour budding in OSCC. We used reporting recommendations for tumour marker (REMARK) criteria to evaluate the quality of studies eligible for meta-analysis. Results: A total of 16 studies evaluated the prognostic value of tumour budding in OSCC. The meta-analysis showed that tumour budding was significantly associated with lymph node metastasis (odds ratio = 7.08, 95% CI = 1.75-28.73), disease-free survival (hazard ratio = 1.83, 95% CI = 1.34-2.50) and overall survival (hazard ratio = 1.88, 95% CI = 1.25-2.82). Conclusions: Tumour budding is a simple and reliable prognostic marker for OSCC. Evaluation of tumour budding could facilitate personalised management of OSCC.