Tumor-derived Exosomes Induced M2 Macrophage Polarization and Promoted the Metastasis of Osteosarcoma Cells Through Tim-3.


  • 影响因子:2.10
  • DOI:10.1016/j.arcmed.2020.10.018
  • 作者列表:"Cheng Z","Wang L","Wu C","Huang L","Ruan Y","Xue W
  • 发表时间:2021-02-01

INTRODUCTION:Osteosarcoma, the most prevalent primary malignancy of the bone, is often presented with high-grade subclinical metastatic disease that metastasizes at very early stages. Exosomes, as molecular information carriers, may play a potent role in the occurrence and development of tumors through oncogenic molecular reprogramming of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). In this study, we will investigate the effect of osteosarcoma-derived exosomes on the polarization of TAMs and decipher its underlying molecular mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS:Osteosarcoma-derived exosomes from MG63 cells were isolated and characterized by transmission electron microscopy, and nano-particle size analysis. Double fluorescence staining was performed to confirm the macrophages phagocytosis of exosomes. Western blot, qRT-PCR, and transwell assays were conducted to assess the effect of exosomes on migration, invasion, and macrophage differentiation. The mouse model of osteosarcoma was established to evaluate the effects of exosomes on lung metastasis in vivo. RESULTS:MG63 exosomes were successfully isolated and verified to be phagocytized by macrophages through fluorescence confocal microscopy. The results revealed that osteosarcoma cells could induce M2 type differentiation of macrophages largely through Tim-3 mediated by exosomes, which in turn could promote the migration, invasion, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and lung metastasis of osteosarcoma cells through the secretion of cytokines including IL-10, TGF-β, and VEGF. CONCLUSIONS:Our results demonstrated that osteosarcoma-derived exosomes induced M2 polarization of macrophages and promoted the invasion and metastasis of tumors through Tim-3; besides, the study also suggests a novel therapeutic target for future studies.


前言: 骨肉瘤是最常见的骨原发性恶性肿瘤,常表现为高度亚临床转移性疾病,在极早期转移。外泌体作为分子信息载体,可能通过肿瘤相关巨噬细胞 (TAMs) 的致癌分子重编程,在肿瘤的发生发展过程中发挥强有力的作用。在这项研究中,我们将研究骨肉瘤衍生的外泌体对TAMs极化的影响,并破译其潜在的分子机制。 材料和方法: 从MG63细胞中分离骨肉瘤来源的外泌体,并通过透射电镜和纳米粒径分析进行表征。进行双重荧光染色以确认巨噬细胞对外泌体的吞噬作用。进行蛋白质印迹、qRT-PCR和transwell测定以评估外泌体对迁移、侵袭和巨噬细胞分化的影响。建立骨肉瘤小鼠模型,评价外泌体对体内肺转移的影响。 结果: 成功分离出MG63外泌体,并通过荧光共聚焦显微镜证实其被巨噬细胞吞噬。结果表明,骨肉瘤细胞主要通过外泌体介导的Tim-3诱导M2型巨噬细胞分化,并通过分泌IL-10、TGF-β 、VEGF等细胞因子促进骨肉瘤细胞的迁移、侵袭、上皮-间质转化 (EMT) 和肺转移。 结论: 骨肉瘤来源的外泌体可诱导巨噬细胞的M2极化,促进肿瘤的侵袭和转移达到Tim-3,为今后的研究提供了新的治疗靶点。



作者列表:["Juan-Carlos PM","Perla-Lidia PP","Stephanie-Talia MM","Mónica-Griselda AM","Luz-María TE"]

METHODS::The ATP binding-cassette superfamily corresponds the mostly transmembrane transporters family found in humans. These proteins actively transport endogenous and exogenous substrates through biological membranes in body tissues, so they have an important role in the regulation of many physiological functions necessary for human homeostasis, as well as in response regulation to several pharmacological substrates. The development of multidrug resistance has become one of the main troubles in conventional chemotherapy in different illnesses including cancer, being the increased efflux of antineoplastic drugs the main reason for this multidrug resistance, with a key role of the ABC superfamily. Likely, the interindividual variability in the pharmacological response among patients is well known, and may be due to intrinsically factors of the disease, genetic and environmental ones. Thus, the understanding of this variability, especially the genetic variability associated with the efficacy and toxicity of drugs, can provide a safer and more effective pharmacological treatment, so ABC genes are considered as important regulators due to their relationship with the reduction in pharmacological response. In this review, updated information about transporters belonging to this superfamily was collected, the possible role of these transporters in cancer, the role of genetic variability in their genes, as well as some therapeutic tools that have been tried to raise against main transporters associated with chemoresistance in cancer.

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作者列表:["Sawada H","Oeda T","Kohsaka M","Tomita S","Umemura A","Park K","Yamamoto K","Kiyohara K"]

METHODS:BACKGROUND:Cholinergic neurotransmission regulates neuroinflammation in Parkinson disease (PD). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:The authors conducted a delayed-start study of donepezil for cognitive decline in non-demented PD patients. The study consisted of a 96-week randomized placebo-controlled double-blind phase 1, followed by a 24-week donepezil extension phase 2. The primary outcome measure was a change in the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) at week 120. RESULTS:A total of 98 patients were randomly allocated to the early-start (donepezil-to-donepezil) and delayed-start (placebo-to-donepezil) groups. Mean (SD) of the baseline MMSE was 27.6 (2.0) and 28.0 (2.1), respectively. MMSE change at week 120 was better in the early-start group than in the delayed-start group, but the difference was not significant. The MMSE declined in apolipoprotein ε4 carriers, but not in non-carriers, and the factor interaction (intervention × ε4 genotype) was highly significant (P < 0.001). Analyzed with the interaction, the difference was significant (group difference 1.95 [0.33 to 3.57], P = 0.018). The MMSE decline slope in phase 1 was significantly better in the early-start group than in the delayed-start group (P = 0.048). CONCLUSIONS:Cognitive function deteriorated in ε4 carriers, but not in non-carriers, and early-start donepezil may postpone cognitive decline in the former.

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作者列表:["Louvrier A","Terranova L","Meyer C","Meyer F","Euvrard E","Kroemer M","Rolin G"]

METHODS::Since the discovery of dental pulp stem cells, a lot of teams have expressed an interest in dental pulp regeneration. Many approaches, experimental models and biological explorations have been developed, each including the use of stem cells and scaffolds with the final goal being clinical application in humans. In this review, the authors' objective was to compare the experimental models and strategies used for the development of biomaterials for tissue engineering of dental pulp with stem cells. Electronic queries were conducted on PubMed using the following terms: pulp regeneration, scaffold, stem cells, tissue engineering and biomaterial. The extracted data included the following information: the strategy envisaged, the type of stem cells, the experimental models, the exploration or analysis methods, the cytotoxicity or viability or proliferation cellular tests, the tests of scaffold antibacterial properties and take into account the vascularization of the regenerated dental pulp. From the 71 selected articles, 59% focused on the "cell-transplantation" strategy, 82% used in vitro experimentation, 58% in vivo animal models and only one described an in vivo in situ human clinical study. 87% used dental pulp stem cells. A majority of the studies reported histology (75%) and immunohistochemistry explorations (66%). 73% mentioned the use of cytotoxicity, proliferation or viability tests. 48% took vascularization into account but only 6% studied the antibacterial properties of the scaffolds. This article gives an overview of the methods used to regenerate dental pulp from stem cells and should help researchers create the best development strategies for research in this field.

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