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Advanced Search Abstract Despite treatment efforts, the median survival in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive form of glioma, does not extend beyond 12—15 months. One of the major pathophysiological characteristics of these tumors is their ability to induce active angiogenesis.
Thus, based on the lack of efficient therapies, agents that inhibit angiogenesis are particularly attractive as a therapeutic option.
However, it has been recently proposed that although specifically targeting vascular endothelial growth factor, the main angiogenic factor, certainly leads to significant tumor regression, it could also be followed by tumor relapses.
In this case, angiogenesis is driven by alternate pathways that include other angiogenic factors. One possible strategy to overcome this therapeutic obstacle is to overexpress antivascular factors such as angiopoietin-2 Ang2. Here, by using MRI and histological analysis, we studied the vascular events involved in glioma growth impairment induced by Ang2 overexpression.
However, tumor Ang2-derived blood vessels display an abnormal, enlarged morphology.
We show that the presence of Ang2 leads to an enhancement of tumor perfusion and a decrease in tumor vessel permeability. Based on our MR image evaluations of hemodynamic tumor vessel changes, we propose that Ang2-derived tumor vessels lead to an inadequate oxygenation of the tumor tissue, leading to impairment in tumor growth.
GBM is a highly vascularized tumor with atypical, disorganized, and leaky neovessels known to be driven by hypoxia and angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF and angiopoietin-1 Ang1 and Ang2. However, although disrupting a single proangiogenic signal has shown some success, an increasing body of evidence shows that this strategy is challenged by the existence of multiple proangiogenic factors.
Moreover, it has recently been proposed that specifically targeting the function of tumor-associated VEGF leads primarily to significant tumor regression but could also be followed by tumor relapses in which angiogenesis is no longer driven by VEGF but by alternate proangiogenic pathways, including basic fibroblast growth factor and Ang1.
If the rate of tumor vessel destruction exceeds the rate of angiogenesis, the overall tumor vasculature will regress, and vessel involution may impair tumor growth.
Ang1 promotes angiogenesis and stabilizes vessels, 12 whereas Ang2 shows context-dependent pro- or antiangiogenic activities. There is now evidence that tumors could initially grow by co-opting existing host vessels. Ultimately, however, the remaining tumor is rescued by active angiogenesis at the tumor margin.
The expression patterns of the angiogenic antagonist Ang2 and of proangiogenic VEGF suggest that these proteins may be critical regulators of the balance between vascular regression and growth. Ang2 expression, in particular, has been detected in these co-opted tumor vessels and in areas of vessel regression during angiogenesis.
Based on these observations, it is of interest to investigate whether Ang2 overexpression may impair tumor growth. To date, several studies have used this strategy in different tumor models either by tumoral overexpression or by systemic overexpression of Ang2 in solid peripheral tumors as well as in brain tumors.
Ang2 overexpression prolongs the survival of tumor-bearing animals 16 and leads to smaller tumors in which vessels display an aberrant structure and a lower density than in control tumors.
The evaluation of brain tumor response to therapy depends on both appropriate criteria and appropriate methodologies to detect the efficacy and mechanisms of treatment, in particular for antivascular therapy.
Promising techniques include atraumatic approaches such as MRI. With respect to the improvement of these techniques to measure the spatial and temporal changes in tumor blood flow and vascular permeability with higher resolution, it might be now possible to assess precisely the effects of antivascular therapy.
We used dynamic susceptibility contrast DSC and T1-enhanced MRI methods to assess hemodynamic changes and vessel permeability in the tumors. With respect to the perturbations observed in the recirculation phase of the first passage of the contrast agent CA associated with the chaotic tumor vasculature, which prevents an accurate cerebral blood volume CBV computation, 18 we also used a steady-state MRI method by measuring the transverse relaxation times prior to and after injection of an intravascular iron-based CA, which yields an absolute estimation of CBV.
This study contributes to the enhancement of data concerning morphological and functional vessel changes that occur in response to an antivascular therapy. Based on Ang2 overexpression in a glioma model, we studied vessel structure, permeability, hemodynamic changes, tumor growth, and survival median.
Generation of Glioma Cells That Stably Express Ang2 A eukaryotic expression vector driven by the cytomegalovirus promoter incorporating a neomycin resistance gene was used. Cells from subconfluent cultures were then harvested and used for reverse transcriptase RT -PCR, Western blot analyses, and in vivo animal experiments, as described below.
The selected clone is named 9L-Ang2. The corresponding control cells transfected with the vector alone are named 9L-control. The amplification profile was as follows: The amount of target amplicon is given by the formula 2 — Ct, where Ct represents the fractional cycle number at which the amount of amplified target reaches a fixed threshold.
Final quantification of each sample was relative to rat cyclophilin as a house-keeping gene. The primers sequences were as follows:Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray lashed out at the state government on Thursday for "unleashing the heritage tag" on Marathi-dominated areas of the city.
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