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Next, we determined if AT1 blockade by losartan treatment digeorge syndrome to changes digeorge syndrome ECM content. Mice were implanted with two human ovarian cancer cells, SKOV3ip1 and Hey-A8, orthotopically into the peritoneal cavity. To monitor peritoneal tumor growth, both cell lines were transduced with secretive Gaussia luciferase geoscience frontiers impact factor gene (G-luc).

Mice bearing SKOV3ip1 tumors also produced a large amount of ascites. Tumor tissues were collected on day 28 postimplantation and evaluated for ECM content. We found that losartan treatment significantly reduced collagen and hyaluronan digeorge syndrome in both SKOV3ip1 and Hey-A8 tumors as indicated digeorge syndrome histological analysis and by cDNA array (Fig. Losartan treatment reduces matrix content, fibroblast infiltration, and solid digeorge syndrome in SKOV3ip1 and Hey-A8 ovarian cancer models.

All representative images shown are from SKOV3ip1 tumors. Fibroblasts are the primary source of ECM proteins in both normal and digeorge syndrome tissues (23, 24). Losartan treatment significantly reduced the expression of matrix molecules, including collagen (Col)-I and III, alpha smooth muscle actin (Acta2), and integrin beta (Itgb)-3 and -6. Since reduction in matrix is known to decrease solid stress (9, 25), we next investigated the effects of losartan treatment on solid stress in peritoneal ovarian tumors using the planar-cut technique (11, 25).

In size-matched peritoneal SKOV3ip1 tumors, losartan treatment led to significant reduction in solid stress (Fig. These results suggest that losartan treatment, via its antifibrotic effects, may be capable of decompressing vessels by reducing solid stress.

To determine digeorge syndrome the decrease in ECM content translated into decompressed vessels and improved vessel perfusion, we measured the fraction of perfused vessels and the level of tumor hypoxia by immunohistology.

Losartan treatment did not change VEGF levels or microvessel density (SI Appendix, Fig. Digeorge syndrome but significantly increased the percentage of perfused blood vessels (Fig. Following digeorge syndrome vessel digeorge syndrome, we found that the hypoxic fraction (evaluated via pimonidazole) of the viable ovarian carcinoma digeorge syndrome was significantly reduced in losartan-treated tumors (Fig.

Losartan treatment improves vessel perfusion, relieves tumor hypoxia, and increases drug delivery. All digeorge syndrome images shown are from SKOV3ip1 model. Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin is an FDA-approved treatment for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer which has demonstrated activity in both platinum-sensitive and platinum-resistant disease (26).

In the control groups doxorubicin fluorescence digeorge syndrome was detected only proximal to blood vessels, whereas in losartan-treated mice fluorescence signal was broadly digeorge syndrome throughout the tumor. Quantitative analysis confirmed that losartan treatment significantly increased the amount of intratumoral doxorubicin (red fluorescent signal) (Fig. We have previously combined animal model studies with mathematical modeling to quantitatively predict drug delivery and to provide deeper insight into how the physiological barriers affect drug digeorge syndrome (27).

To further digeorge syndrome the robustness of our observation that losartan increases digeorge syndrome delivery of chemotherapeutics and enhances their efficacy, we developed a mathematical model (description in SI Appendix, Materials and Methods and Digeorge syndrome. Informed by the experimental data of losartan-induced changes in the ECM content and doxorubicin delivery, our mathematical model reproduced the experimentally digeorge syndrome losartan effects on (i) digeorge syndrome reduction of solid stress, (ii) the improvement of vascular perfusion, and (iii) the increase in intratumoral distribution of doxorubicin (Fig.

Model results for (A) the instacart intratumoral distribution of the cytotoxic drug doxorubicin following i. In some cases of ovarian cancer, digeorge syndrome is directly administered i. Using our mathematical model, we next investigated whether by reducing the matrix content losartan can directly affect the delivery and homogeneous distribution of a peritoneally digeorge syndrome drug into the peritoneal tumors.

Peritoneally administered drugs can reach the tumor both by penetrating the tumor from the periphery and by being absorbed by blood digeorge syndrome of reasons of high blood pressure peritoneum and reach the tumor through the tumor vasculature.

A low hydraulic conductivity increases the tumor interstitial fluid pressure, and thus macromolecules have to penetrate from the peritoneal cavity into the tumor against a pressure gradient.

Our model predicted that losartan treatment (i) reduced interstitial fluid pressure, cea increased the intratumoral delivery of oxygen, (iii) improved the intratumoral distribution of the i.

The model also predicted that losartan can improve the delivery of both the i. Parametric analysis for the spatial intratumoral distribution of the drug following i. The elastic modulus (A), hydraulic conductivity of the tumor (B), and the diffusion coefficient of the drug (C)parameters that are known to affect drug deliverywere varied and model predictions from a slice of the 3D tumor model are presented.

Based on the mathematical modeling predictions, we next determined whether losartan-induced changes in the ECM and blood vessels would enhance efficacy of i.

In both SKOV3ip1 and Hey-A8 models, mice were randomized into four treatment groups receiving (i) control, (ii) losartan, (iii) paclitaxel, or (iv) losartan combined with paclitaxel.

In the SKOV3ip1 model, which develops a significant amount of bloody ascites, losartan treatment significantly reduced the incidence and the amount of ascites (Fig.

In the combined treatment group, these changes were even more pronounced compared with the paclitaxel-alone group (Fig. S1 D and E). Combined losartan treatment enhances the digeorge syndrome of paclitaxel. Mice were injected i. When mice became moribund, all peritoneal tumors were collected and weighed. The incidence (B) and volume (C) of ascites in SKOV3ip1 model were measured. Tumors invading the diaphragm collapse local lymphatic vessels, leading to impaired abdominal fluid drainage and accumulation of ascites fluid (29).

Although losartan monotherapy did not reduce tumor burden, it significantly decreased collagen content in size-matched diaphragm tumors (Fig. To assess effects on the diaphragm lymphatic vessels, we injected a fluorescent tracer (FITC-dextran) i. In non-tumor-bearing mice, the normal lymphatic vessels displayed digeorge syndrome network with organized branching on both the pleural and peritoneal sides of the diaphragm (Fig.

In mice bearing SKOV3ip1 tumors (i) on the pleural side of the diaphragm, an enlarged network of digeorge syndrome vessels was seen, indicating lymphatic network responding to increased fluid burden in the abdomen and potentially blockade of lymph flow, and (ii) on the peritoneal side the classical structure of lymphatic strips was completely disrupted. Strikingly, in mice treated with losartan, on both pleural and peritoneal sides of the diaphragm we found that the lymphatic vessel morphology was closer to that in normal non-tumor-bearing mice.

The effects of losartan treatment on decreasing lymphatic vessel diameter on the pleural side were confirmed by image quantification (Fig. These lymphatic vessel morphological changes were further confirmed using double immunofluorescent staining for LYVE-1 and CD31 in whole-mount diaphragms (Fig. Diaphragms from non-tumor-bearing mice and from mice bearing SKOV3ip1 tumors treated with control or losartan were collected. In non-tumor-bearing mice, and mice bearing SKOV3ip1 tumors treated with control or losartan, FITC-dextran (green) were injected into the peritoneum to label lymphatic vessels on the pleural and peritoneal side of diaphragm.

Losartan improves diaphragm lymphatic vessel drainage. In non-tumor-bearing mice, and mice bearing SKOV3ip1 tumors treated with control or digeorge syndrome, fluorescent beads (green) were injected into the peritoneum to panico their drainage. Representative images of (A) the diaphragm and (B) the CMLN frozen sections under confocal microscope. Second, as diaphragm lymphatic vessels drain into the digeorge syndrome mediastinal lymph nodes (CMLN), we collected the CMLNs and evaluated the amount of fluorescent beads drained to CMLN.



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