All three types are normal types of HSC, and they do not represent stages of differentiation. Rather, these are three classes of HSC, each with an epigenetically fixed differentiation program. These studies also showed that lineage bias is not stochastically regulated or dependent on differences in environmental influence. The myeloid bias results from reduced responsiveness to the lymphopoetin interleukin 7 IL
November 2,Massachusetts General Hospital A study analyzing brain tumor genomics on a single-cell level has found evidence that cancer stem cells fuel the growth of oligodendrogliomas, a slow-growing but incurable form of brain cancer.
In their paper receiving advance online publication in Nature, a team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital MGH and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard identifies for the first time cancer stem cells and their differentiated progeny in human brain tumor samples.
It has become clear that cancer stem cells - cells within tumors that exhibit stem cell characteristics and can differentiate into other specialized types of cancer cells - have a role in the progression and treatment resistance of several types of tumors, most prominently blood system tumors like leukemia.
Several studies have supported a role for cancer stem cells in the aggressive brain tumors called glioblastoma, but those studies involved inducing human tumors to grow in mice, and as such their relevance to cancer in humans has been questioned. To more accurately reflect the mechanisms driving oligodendrogliomas, the researchers used RNA sequencing to study directly, on a single-cell level, gene expression in samples from six early-stage human tumors.
Their analysis of more than 4, individual tumor cells, the largest effort to date in brain tumors, finds three developmental categories of cancer cells - one resembling neural stem cells and two characterized by sets of genes indicting paths towards differentiation.
The authors then observed that only a subset of cancer stem cells in each patient was showing signs of proliferation, while all other cancer cells were not. Importantly, these three developmental signatures were found in distinct genetic clones - cells with identical patterns of genetic mutations - of tumor cells.
Our work suggests that targeting a specific stem cell phenotype, for example with immunotherapies, could be beneficial in patients with oligodendroglioma.2 Young Researchers And Elite Club, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran.
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