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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207159/the-critical-role-of-the-znf217-oncogene-in-promoting-breast-cancer-metastasis-to-the-bone
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Aurélie Bellanger, Caterina F Donini, Julie A Vendrell, Jonathan Lavaud, Irma Machuca-Gayet, Maëva Ruel, Julien Vollaire, Evelyne Grisard, Balázs Győrffy, Ivan Bièche, Olivier Peyruchaud, Jean-Luc Coll, Isabelle Treilleux, Véronique Maguer-Satta, Véronique Josserand, Pascale A Cohen
Bone metastasis affects more than 70% of patients with advanced breast cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this process remain unclear. Based on the analysis of clinical datasets, and in vitro and in vivo experiments, we report that the ZNF217 oncogene is a crucial mediator and indicator of bone metastasis. Patients with high ZNF217 mRNA expression levels in primary breast tumours had a higher risk of developing bone metastases. MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells stably transfected with ZNF217 (MDA-MB-231-ZNF217) displayed the dysregulated expression of a set of genes with bone homing and metastasis characteristics, which overlapped with two previously described "osteolytic bone metastasis" gene signatures, while also highlighting the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) pathway...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195647/molecular-classification-of-urothelial-carcinoma-global-mrna-classification-versus-tumour-cell-phenotype-classification
#2
Gottfrid Sjödahl, Pontus Eriksson, Fredrik Liedberg, Mattias Höglund
Global mRNA expression analysis is efficient for phenotypic profiling of tumours and has been used to define molecular subtypes for almost every major tumour type. A key limitation is that most tumours are communities of both tumour and non-tumour cells. This problem is particularly pertinent when analysing advanced invasive tumours, known to induce major changes and responses in both the tumour and the surrounding tissue. To identify bladder cancer tumour-cell phenotypes and compare classification by tumour-cell phenotype with classification by global gene expression analysis, we analysed 307 advanced bladder cancers (cystectomised) both by genome gene expression analysis and by immunohistochemistry using antibodies for 28 proteins...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191908/il-1beta-induces-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-and-an-atopic-dermatitis-like-phenotype-in-reconstructed-healthy-human-epidermis
#3
Marine Bernard, Cédric Carrasco, Léo Laoubi, Béatrice Guiraud, Aurore Rozières, Catherine Goujon, Hélène Duplan, Sandrine Bessou-Touya, Jean-François Nicolas, Marc Vocanson, Marie-Florence Galliano
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin inflammatory disease characterized by the production of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and a marked TH 2 polarization. Recent studies suggest that IL-1β contributes to the development of AD skin inflammation. Here, we have investigated the impact of IL-1β signalling on the epidermal homeostasis of both healthy subjects and AD patient [with functional filaggrin (FLG) alleles] with particular attention to TSLP production and keratinocyte differentiation. In healthy reconstructed human epidermis (RHE), IL-1β promoted: (i) a robust secretion of TSLP in an NFkB-dependant manner and (ii) a significant decrease in the expression of filaggrin and other proteins of the epidermal differentiation complex...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188630/genetic-analyses-of-isolated-high-grade-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia-hg-panin-reveal-paucity-of-alterations-in-tp53-and-smad4
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Waki Hosoda, Peter Chianchiano, James F Griffin, Meredith E Pittman, Lodewijk A A Brosens, Michaël Noë, Jun Yu, Koji Shindo, Masaya Suenaga, Neda Rezaee, Raluca Yonescu, Yi Ning, Jorge Albores-Saavedra, Naohiko Yoshizawa, Kenichi Harada, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Keiji Hanada, Shuji Yonehara, Michio Shimizu, Takeshi Uehara, Jaswinder S Samra, Anthony J Gill, Christopher L Wolfgang, Michael G Goggins, Ralph H Hruban, Laura D Wood
High-grade pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-PanIN) is the major precursor of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and is an ideal target for early detection. To characterize pure HG-PanIN, we analysed 23 isolated HG-PanIN lesions occurring in the absence of PDAC. Whole-exome sequencing of five of these HG-PanIN lesions revealed a median of 33 somatic mutations per lesion, with a total of 318 mutated genes. Targeted next-generation sequencing of 17 HG-PanIN lesions identified KRAS mutations in 94% of the lesions...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188619/generation-of-conditional-oncogenic-chromosomal-translocations-using-crispr-cas9-genomic-editing-and-homology-directed-repair
#5
Lee Spraggon, Luciano G Martelotto, Julija Hmeljak, Tyler D Hitchman, Jiang Wang, Lu Wang, Emily K Slotkin, Pang-Dian Fan, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Marc Ladanyi
Chromosomal rearrangements encoding oncogenic fusion proteins are found in a wide variety of malignancies. The use of programmable nucleases to generate specific double-strand breaks in endogenous loci, followed by non-homologous end joining DNA repair, has allowed several of these translocations to be generated as constitutively expressed fusion genes within a cell population. Here, we describe a novel approach that combines CRISPR-Cas9 technology with homology-directed repair to engineer, capture and modulate the expression of chromosomal translocation products in a human cell line...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188614/foxa2-a-novel-protein-partner-of-tumour-suppressor-menin-is-deregulated-in-mouse-and-human-men1-glucagonomas
#6
Rémy Bonnavion, Romain Teinturier, Samuele Gherardi, Emmanuelle Leteurtre, Run Yu, Martine Cordier-Bussat, Rui Du, François Pattou, Marie-Christine Vantyghem, Philippe Bertolino, Jieli Lu, Chang Xian Zhang
Foxa2, known as one of the pioneer factors, plays a crucial role in islet development and endocrine functions. Its expression and biological functions are regulated by various factors, including in particular insulin and glucagon. However, its expression and biological role in the adult pancreatic α-cells remain elusive. In the current study, we showed that Foxa2 was overexpressed in islets from α-cell-specific Men1 mutant mice, both at the transcriptional and protein levels. More importantly, immunostaining analyses detected its prominent nuclear accumulation, specifically in α-cells, at a very early stage after Men1-disruption...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139834/frequent-low-level-mutations-of%C3%A2-protein-kinase-d2%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-angiolipoma
#7
Jakob Hofvander, Elsa Arbajian, Karin G Stenkula, Karin Lindkvist-Petersson, Malin Larsson, Jenny Nilsson, Linda Magnusson, Fredrik Vult von Steyern, Pehr Rissler, Jason L Hornick, Fredrik Mertens
Tumours displaying differentiation towards normal fat constitute the most common subgroup of soft tissue neoplasms. A series of such tumours was investigated by whole-exome sequencing followed by targeted ultra-deep sequencing. Eighty percent of angiolipomas, but not any other tumour type, displayed mutations in the protein kinase D2 (PRKD2) gene, typically in the part encoding the catalytic domain. The absence of other aberrations at the chromosome or RNA level suggests that PRKD2 mutations are critical for angiolipoma development...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138962/pax3-foxo1-is-essential-for-tumour-initiation-and-maintenance-but-not-recurrence-in-a-human-myoblast-model-of-rhabdomyosarcoma
#8
Puspa R Pandey, Bishwanath Chatterjee, Mary E Olanich, Javed Khan, Markku M Miettinen, Stephen M Hewitt, Frederic G Barr
The PAX3-FOXO1 fusion gene is generated by a 2;13 chromosomal translocation and is a characteristic feature of an aggressive subset of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). To dissect the mechanism of oncogene action during RMS tumourigenesis and progression, doxycycline-inducible PAX3-FOXO1 and constitutive MYCN expression constructs were introduced into immortalised human myoblasts. Though myoblasts expressing PAX3-FOXO1 or MYCN alone were not transformed in focus formation assays, combined PAX3-FOXO1 and MYCN expression resulted in transformation...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127763/mutational-signature-analysis-identifies-mutyh-deficiency-in-colorectal-cancers-and-adrenocortical-carcinomas
#9
Camilla Pilati, Jayendra Shinde, Ludmil B Alexandrov, Guillaume Assié, Thierry André, Zofia Hélias-Rodzewicz, Romain Doucoudray, Delphine Le Corre, Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Jean-François Emile, Jérôme Bertherat, Eric Letouzé, Pierre Laurent-Puig
Germline alterations in DNA repair genes are implicated in cancer predisposition and can result in characteristic mutational signatures. However, specific mutational signatures associated with base excision repair (BER) defects remain to be characterized. Here, by analysing a series of colorectal cancers (CRC) using exome sequencing, we identified a particular spectrum of somatic mutations characterized by an enrichment of C > A transversions in NpCpA or NpCpT contexts, in three tumours from a MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP) patient and in two cases harbouring pathogenic germline MUTYH mutations...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097660/in-brief-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-cancer
#10
S Solito, L Pinton, S Mandruzzato
The role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in cancer development has become clear over recent years and MDSC targeting is an emerging opportunity for enhancing the effectiveness of current anti-cancer therapies. Since MDSCs are not only able to limit anti-tumour T cell responses, but also promote tumour angiogenesis and invasion, their monitoring has prognostic and predictive value. Herein we review the key features of MDSCs in cancer promotion.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097652/mdm4-is-a-rational-target-for-treating-breast-cancers-with-mutant-p53
#11
Panimaya Jeffreena Miranda, Daniel Buckley, Dinesh Raghu, Jia-Min B Pang, Elena A Takano, Reshma Vijayakumaran, Amina F A S Teunisse, Atara Posner, Tahlia Procter, Marco J Herold, Cristina Gamell, Jean-Christophe Marine, Stephen B Fox, Aart Jochemsen, Sue Haupt, Ygal Haupt
Mutation of the key tumour suppressor p53 defines a transition in the progression toward aggressive and metastatic breast cancer (BC) with the poorest outcome. Specifically, p53 mutation frequency exceeds 50% in Triple Negative BC (TNBC). Key regulators of mutant p53 that facilitate its oncogenic functions are potential therapeutic targets. We report here that the MDM4 protein is frequently abundant in the context of mutant p53 in basal-like BC samples. Importantly, we show that MDM4 plays a critical role in the proliferation of these BC cells...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097645/bacterial-subversion-of-camp-signalling-inhibits-cathelicidin-expression-which-is-required-for-innate-resistance-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#12
Shashank Gupta, Kathryn Winglee, Richard Gallo, William R Bishai
Antimicrobial peptides such as cathelicidins are an important component of innate immune defence against inhaled microorganisms and have demonstrated antimicrobial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis with in vitro models. Despite this, little is known about the regulation and expression of cathelicidin during tuberculosis in vivo. We sought to determine whether the cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (Cramp) gene, the murine functional homologue of the human cathelicidin gene (CAMP or LL-37), is required for regulating protective immunity during M...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054715/tubal-origin-of-ovarian-cancer-the-double-edged-sword-of-haemoglobin
#13
Shiou-Fu Lin, Emily Gerry, Ie-Ming Shih
Ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) is the most malignant neoplasm of the gynaecologic tract. While the origins of many human malignant neoplasms are clear, the origin of HGSC remains poorly understood. This lack of knowledge limits our understanding of its pathogenesis and compromises efforts devoted to develop better early detection tools and effective preventative intervention. The tubal origin of HGSC has been put forward since the initial report of dysplastic lesions (now known as serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas, or STICs) that morphologically resemble HGSC in the fallopian tube...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054337/combined-mirna-profiling-and-proteomics-demonstrates-that-different-mirnas-target-a-common-set-of-proteins-to-promote-colorectal-cancer-metastasis
#14
Sofía Torres, Irene Garcia-Palmero, Rubén A Bartolomé, María Jesús Fernandez-Aceñero, Elena Molina, Eva Calviño, Miguel F Segura, J Ignacio Casal
The process of liver colonisation in colorectal cancer remains poorly characterised. Here, we addressed the role of microRNA (miRNA) dysregulation in metastasis. We first compared miRNA expression profiles between colorectal cancer cell lines with different metastatic properties and then identified target proteins of the dysregulated miRNAs to establish their functions and prognostic value. We found that 38 miRNAs were differentially expressed between highly metastatic (KM12SM/SW620) and poorly metastatic (KM12C/SW480) cancer cell lines...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039859/cholesterol-crystallisation-in-human-atherosclerosis-is-triggered-in-smooth-muscle-cells-during-the-transition-from-fatty-streak-to-fibroatheroma
#15
Benoît Ho-Tin-Noé, Sophie Vo, Richard Bayles, Stephen Ferrière, Hayette Ladjal, Sondes Toumi, Catherine Deschildre, Véronique Ollivier, Jean-Baptiste Michel
Recent studies have shown that in addition to being major constituents of the atheromatous core, solid cholesterol crystals (CCs) promote atherosclerotic lesion development and rupture by causing mechanical damage and exerting cytotoxic and pro-inflammatory effects. These findings suggest that targeting CCs might represent a therapeutic strategy for plaque stabilisation. However, little is known about how cholesterol crystallisation is initiated in human atherothrombotic disease. Here, we investigated these mechanisms...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035683/nuclear-inclusion-bodies-of-mutant-and-wild-type-p53-in-cancer-a-hallmark-of-p53-inactivation-and-proteostasis-remodeling-by-p53-aggregation
#16
Frederik De Smet, Mirian Saiz Rubio, Daphne Hompes, Evelyne Naus, Greet De Baets, Tobias Langenberg, Mark S Hipp, Bert Houben, Filip Claes, Sarah Charbonneau, Javier Delgado Blanco, Stephane Plaisance, Shakti Ramkissoon, Lori Ramkissoon, Colinda Simons, Piet van den Brandt, Matty Weijenberg, Manon Van England, Sandrina Lambrechts, Frederic Amant, André D'Hoore, Keith L Ligon, Xavier Sagaert, Joost Schymkowitz, Frederic Rousseau
Although p53 protein aggregates have been observed in cancer cell lines and tumour tissue, their impact in cancer remains largely unknown. Here, we extensively screened for p53 aggregation phenotypes in tumour biopsies and identified nuclear inclusion bodies (nIBs) of transcriptionally inactive mutant or wild-type p53 as the most frequent aggregation-like phenotype across six different cancer types. p53-positive nIBs co-stained with nuclear aggregation markers and shared molecular hallmarks of nIBs commonly found in neurodegenerative disorders...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035672/molecular-insights-into-tumour-metastasis-tracing-the-dominant-events
#17
REVIEW
Ke Jin, Tong Li, Hans van Dam, Fangfang Zhou, Long Zhang
Metastasis of malignant cells to vital organs remains the major cause of mortality in many types of cancers. The tumour invasion-metastasis cascade is a stepwise and multistage process whereby tumour cells disseminate from primary sites and spread to colonise distant sites through the systemic haematogenous or lymphatic circulations. The general steps of metastasis may be similar in almost all tumour types, but metastasis to different tissues seems to require distinct sets of regulators and/or an "educated" microenvironment which may facilitate the infiltration and colonisation of tumour cells to specific tissues...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026875/the-evidence-for-and-against-different-modes-of-tumour-cell-extravasation-in-the-lung-diapedesis-capillary-destruction-necroptosis-and-endothelialization
#18
Sándor Paku, Viktoria Laszlo, Katalin Dezso, Peter Nagy, Mir Alireza Hoda, Walter Klepetko, Ferenc Renyi-Vamos, Jozsef Timar, Andrew R Reynolds, Balazs Dome
The development of lung metastasis is a significant negative prognostic factor for cancer patients. The extravasation phase of lung metastasis involves interactions of tumour cells with the pulmonary endothelium. These interactions may have broad biological and medical significance, with potential clinical implications ranging from the discovery of lung metastasis biomarkers to the identification of targets for intervention in preventing lung metastases. Because of the potential significance, the mechanisms of tumour cell extravasation require cautious, systematic studies...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026024/loss-of-dual-specificity-phosphatase-2-promotes-angiogenesis-and-metastasis-via-upregulation-of-interleukin-8-in-colon-cancer
#19
Shih-Chieh Lin, Kuei-Yang Hsiao, Ning Chang, Pei-Chi Hou, Shaw-Jenq Tsai
Dual-specificity phosphatase 2 (DUSP2) is a negative regulator of mitogen-activated protein kinases. Our previous study showed that DUSP2 expression is downregulated in many human cancers and loss of DUSP2 promotes cancer progression; however, the underlying mechanism remains largely uncharacterized. Herein, we found that loss of DUSP2 induces angiogenesis while forced expression of DUSP2 inhibits microvessel formation in xenografted mouse tumours. Genome-wide screening of expression profiles, and meta-analysis of clinical data, identified that the level of interleukin-8 (IL-8) correlated negatively with that of DUSP2, suggesting it may be a downstream target of DUSP2...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026023/effects-of-long-term-ethanol-consumption-and-aldh1b1-depletion-on-intestinal-tumourigenesis-in-mice
#20
Mike F Müller, Ying Zhou, David J Adams, Mark J Arends
Ethanol and its metabolite acetaldehyde have been classified as carcinogens for the upper aerodigestive tract, liver, breast and colorectum. Whereas mechanisms related to oxidative stress and Cyp2e1 induction seem to prevail in the liver, and acetaldehyde has been proposed to play a crucial role in the upper aerodigestive tract, pathological mechanisms in the colorectum have not yet been clarified. Moreover, all evidence for a pro-carcinogenic role of ethanol in colorectal cancer is derived from correlations observed in epidemiological studies or from rodent studies with additional carcinogen application or tumour suppressor gene inactivation...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Pathology
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