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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913947/extreme-chromosome-17-copy-number-instability-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jacqueline E Birkness, Neal G Spada, Caitlyn Miller, James D Luketich, Katie S Nason, Weijing Sun, Jon M Davison
Gastric and esophageal cancers frequently show genomic instability and aneuploidy. Chromosomal copy number instability (CIN) is a form of genomic instability that exerts pleiotropic effects on cellular biology and is a source of genetic heterogeneity in a population of cells. CIN results in cell-to-cell variation in chromosome copy number which can be detected and quantified by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). CIN is a biomarker associated with differential response to a number of chemotherapy compounds...
September 14, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891274/breast-cancer-risk-and-germline-genomic-profiling-of-women-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-who-developed-breast-cancer
#2
Xia Wang, Jamie K Teer, Renee N Tousignant, Albert M Levin, David Boulware, Dhananjay A Chitale, Brandon M Shaw, Zhihua Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jaishri O Blakeley, Maria T Acosta, Ludwine M Messiaen, Bruce R Korf, Michael A Tainsky
NF1 mutations predispose to neurofibromatosis type1 (NF1) and women with NF1 have a moderately elevated risk for breast cancer, especially under age 50. Germline genomic analysis may better define the risk so screening and prevention can be applied to the individuals who benefit the most. Survey conducted in several neurofibromatosis clinics in the United States has demonstrated a 17.2% lifetime risk of breast cancer in women affected with NF1. Cumulated risk to age 50 is estimated to be 9.27%. For genomic profiling, fourteen women with NF1 and a history of breast cancer were recruited and underwent whole exon sequencing (WES), targeted genomic DNA based and RNA based analysis of the NF1 gene...
September 10, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857319/transcription-factors-intricate-players-of-the-bone-morphogenetic-protein-signaling-pathway
#3
REVIEW
M Ampuja, A Kallioniemi
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are a family of growth factors, some of which are known by the name growth and differentiation factor (GDF). BMPs were discovered in the 1960s in an attempt to find factors capable of inducing bone formation. By the end of 1980s, several different BMPs had been found and to date, around 20 members are known. Together with TGFβ, nodal and activins, they comprise the TGFβ superfamily. BMPs are known to regulate cell fate both in development and adult tissues, and as such they are also involved in many disease states...
August 31, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845532/mutational-analysis-using-sanger-and-next-generation-sequencing-in-sporadic-spindle-cell-hemangiomas-a-study-of-19-cases
#4
Roel W Ten Broek, Elise M Bekers, Wendy W J de Leng, Eric Strengman, Bastiaan Bj Tops, Heinz Kutzner, Jan Willem Leeuwis, Joost M van Gorp, David H Creytens, Thomas Mentzel, Paul J van Diest, Astrid Eijkelenboom, Uta Flucke
Spindle cell hemangioma (SCH) is a distinct vascular soft tissue lesion characterized by cavernous blood vessels and a spindle cell component mainly occurring in the distal extremities of young adults. The majority of cases harbor heterozygous mutations in IDH1/2 sporadically or rarely in association with Maffucci syndrome. However, based on mosaicism and accordingly a low percentage of lesional cells harboring a mutant allele, detection can be challenging. We tested 19 sporadic SCHs by Sanger sequencing, Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA), conventional Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and NGS using a Single Molecule Molecular Inversion Probes (smMIP) based library preparation in order to compare their diagnostic value...
August 28, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791770/a-novel-apc-promoter-1b-deletion-shows-a-founder-effect-in-italian-patients-with-classical-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-phenotype
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Monica Marabelli, Viviana Gismondi, Maria Teresa Ricci, Annalisa Vetro, Raefa Abou Khouzam, Valentina Rea, Marco Vitellaro, Orsetta Zuffardi, Liliana Varesco, Guglielmina Nadia Ranzani
Familial adenomatous polyposis is a Mendelian syndrome in which germline loss-of-function mutations of APC are associated with multiple adenomatous polyps of the large bowel, a multiplicity of extracolonic features, and a high lifetime risk of colorectal cancer. Different APC germline mutations have been identified, including sequence changes, genomic rearrangements, and expression defects. Recently, very rare families have been associated with constitutive large deletions encompassing the APC-5' regulatory region, while leaving the remaining gene sequence intact; the regulatory region contains a proximal and a distal promoter, called 1A and 1B, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779490/blocking-protein-quality-control-to-counter-hereditary-cancers
#6
REVIEW
Caroline Kampmeyer, Sofie V Nielsen, Lene Clausen, Amelie Stein, Anne-Marie Gerdes, Kresten Lindorff-Larsen, Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen
Inhibitors of molecular chaperones and the ubiquitin-proteasome system have already been clinically implemented to counter certain cancers, including multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma. The efficacy of this treatment relies on genomic alterations in cancer cells causing a proteostatic imbalance, which makes them more dependent on protein quality control (PQC) mechanisms than normal cells. Accordingly, blocking PQC, e.g. by proteasome inhibitors, may cause a lethal proteotoxic crisis in cancer cells, while leaving normal cells unaffected...
August 4, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758283/copy-number-profiling-of-adult-relapsed-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-reveals-potential-leukemia-progression-mechanisms
#7
Jordi Ribera, Lurdes Zamora, Mireia Morgades, Mar Mallo, Neus Solanes, Montserrat Batlle, Susana Vives, Isabel Granada, Jordi Juncà, Roberto Malinverni, Eulàlia Genescà, Ramon Guàrdia, Santiago Mercadal, Lourdes Escoda, Joaquín Martinez-Lopez, Mar Tormo, Jordi Esteve, Marta Pratcorona, Carmen Martinez-Losada, Francesc Solé, Evarist Feliu, Josep-Maria Ribera
The outcome of relapsed adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) remains dismal despite new therapeutic approaches. Previous studies analyzing relapse samples have shown a high degree of heterogeneity regarding gene alterations without an evident relapse signature. Bone marrow or peripheral blood samples from 31 adult B-cell precursor ALL patients at first relapse, and 21 paired diagnostic samples were analyzed by multiplex ligation probe-dependent amplification (MLPA). Nineteen paired diagnostic and relapse samples of these 21 patients were also analyzed by SNP arrays...
July 30, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758277/fusion-of-the-genes-brd8-and-phf1-in-endometrial-stromal-sarcoma
#8
Francesca Micci, Marta Brunetti, Paola Dal Cin, Marisa R Nucci, Ludmila Gorunova, Sverre Heim, Ioannis Panagopoulos
We present a new endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS)-associated genomic rearrangement involving chromosome arms 5p and 6p and leading to the formation of a BRD8-PHF1 fusion gene. The PHF1 (PHD finger protein 1) gene, from 6p21, is known to be rearranged in ESS in a promiscuous way inasmuch as it has been shown to recombine with JAZF1, EPC1, MEAF6, and now also with BRD8, in tumors of this type. In all rearrangements of PHF1, including the present one, a recurrent theme is that the entire coding part of PHF1 constitutes the 3' end of the fusion...
July 30, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730668/recurrent-triploid-digynic-conceptions-and-mature-ovarian-teratomas-are-they-different-manifestations-of-the-same-genetic-defect
#9
Yassemine Khawajkie, William Buckett, Ngoc Minh Phuong Nguyen, Nawel Mechtouf, Asangla Ao, Jocelyne Arseneau, Rima Slim
Miscarriages affect 15% of clinically recognized pregnancies. Recurrent miscarriage (RM) is defined by the occurrence of at least two consecutive pregnancy losses and affects 1% to 5% of couples trying to conceive. In an attempt to categorize patients with RM and identify the mechanisms leading to their miscarriages, we first used flow cytometry to assess the ploidy of 93 products of conception (POCs) from 53 patients with RM (≥ 3 miscarriages). We identified a single patient with four triploid POCs. We then used fluorescent in situ hybridization to confirm the triploidies and fluorescent microsatellite genotyping with distal and pericentromeric markers to determine their parental origin and the mechanisms leading to their formation...
July 21, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710806/clinical-features-and-prognostic-impact-of-prdm16-expression-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#10
Genki Yamato, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Handa, Norio Shiba, Machiko Kawamura, Satoshi Wakita, Koiti Inokuchi, Yusuke Hara, Kentaro Ohki, Jun Okubo, Myoung-Ja Park, Manabu Sotomatsu, Hirokazu Arakawa, Yasuhide Hayashi
High PRDM16 (also known as MEL1) expression is a representative marker of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with NUP98-NSD1 and is a significant predictive marker for poor prognosis in pediatric AML. However, the clinical features of adult AML with PRDM16 expression remain unclear. PRDM16 is highly homologous to MDS1/EVI1, which is an alternatively spliced transcript of MECOM (also known as EVI1). We investigated PRDM16 expression in 151 AML patients, with 47 (31%) exhibiting high PRDM16 expression (PRDM16/ABL1 ratio ≥ 0...
July 14, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691344/combined-tumor-genomic-profiling-and-exome-sequencing-in-a-breast-cancer-family-implicates-atm-in-tumorigenesis-a-proof-of-principle-study
#11
Virginie Bubien, Françoise Bonnet, Jennifer Dupiot-Chiron, Emmanuelle Barouk-Simonet, Natalie Jones, Aurélien de Reynies, Gaëtan MacGrogan, Nicolas Sevenet, Eric Letouzé, Michel Longy
Familial breast cancers (BCs) account for 10%-20% of all diagnosed BCs, yet only 20% of such tumors arise in the context of a germline mutation in known tumor suppressor genes such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. The vast genetic heterogeneity which characterizes non BRCA1 and non BRCA2 (or BRCAx) families makes grouped studies impossible to perform. Next generation sequencing techniques, however, allow individual families to be studied to identify rare and or private mutations but the high number of genetic variants identified need to be sorted using pathogenicity or recurrence criteria...
July 10, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675510/the-co-regulatory-networks-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-oncogenes-and-mirnas-in-colorectal-cancer
#12
Martha L Slattery, Jennifer S Herrick, Lila E Mullany, Wade S Samowitz, John R Sevens, Lori Sakoda, Roger K Wolff
Tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) and oncogenes (OG) are involved in carcinogenesis. MiRNAs also contribute to cellular pathways leading to cancer. We use data from 217 colorectal cancer (CRC) cases to evaluate differences in TSGs and OGs expression between paired CRC and normal mucosa and evaluate how TSGs and OGs are associated with miRNAs. Gene expression data from RNA-Seq and miRNA expression data from Agilent Human miRNA Microarray V19.0 were used. We focus on genes most strongly associated with CRC (fold change (FC) of ≥1...
November 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736828/genomic-and-metabolic-characterization-of-a-chromophobe-renal-cell-carcinoma-cell-line-model-uok276
#13
Youfeng Yang, Cathy D Vocke, Christopher J Ricketts, Darmood Wei, Hesed M Padilla-Nash, Martin Lang, Carole Sourbier, J Keith Killian, Shawna L Boyle, Robert Worrell, Paul S Meltzer, Thomas Ried, Maria J Merino, Adam R Metwalli, W Marston Linehan
Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (ChRCC) represents 5% of all RCC cases and frequently demonstrates multiple chromosomal losses and an indolent pattern of local growth, but can demonstrate aggressive features and resistance to treatment in a metastatic setting. Cell line models are an important tool for the investigation of tumor biology and therapeutic drug efficacy. Currently, there are few ChRCC-derived cell lines and none is well characterized. This study characterizes a novel ChRCC-derived cell line model, UOK276...
October 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639284/soft-tissue-angiofibroma-clinicopathologic-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-analysis-of-14-cases
#14
Elise M Bekers, Patricia Jta Groenen, Marian Aj Verdijk, Winny L Raaijmakers-van Geloof, Paul Roepman, Robert Vink, Nathalie Db Gilhuijs, Joost M van Gorp, Judith Vmg Bovée, David H Creytens, Adrienne M Flanagan, Albert Jh Suurmeijer, Thomas Mentzel, Elsa Arbajian, Uta Flucke
Soft tissue angiofibroma is rare and has characteristic histomorphological and genetic features. For diagnostic purposes, there are no specific antibodies available. Fourteen lesions (6 females, 8 males; age range 7-67 years) of the lower extremities (12) and trunk (2) were investigated by immunohistochemistry, including for the first time NCOA2. NCOA2 was also tested in a control group of other spindle cell lesions. The known fusion-genes (AHRR-NCOA2 and GTF2I-NCOA2) were examined using RT-PCR in order to evaluate their diagnostic value...
October 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639280/mutational-profiles-of-brenner-tumors-show-distinctive-features-uncoupling-urothelial-carcinomas-and-ovarian-carcinoma-with-transitional-cell-histology
#15
Nicole Pfarr, Silvia Darb-Esfahani, Jonas Leichsenring, Eliane Taube, Melanie Boxberg, Ioana Braicu, Moritz Jesinghaus, Roland Penzel, Volker Endris, Aurelia Noske, Wilko Weichert, Peter Schirmacher, Carsten Denkert, Albrecht Stenzinger
Brenner tumors (BT) are rare ovarian tumors encompassing benign, borderline, and malignant variants. While the histopathology of BTs and their clinical course is well described, little is known about the underlying genetic defects. We employed targeted next generation sequencing to analyze the mutational landscape in a cohort of 23 BT cases (17 benign, 2 borderline, and 4 malignant) and 3 ovarian carcinomas with transitional cell histology (TCC). Copy number variations (CNV) were validated by fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) and quantitative PCR-based copy number assays...
October 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597942/copy-number-alterations-determined-by-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-array-testing-in-the-clinical-laboratory-are-indicative-of-gene-fusions-in-pediatric-cancer-patients
#16
Tracy M Busse, Jacquelyn J Roth, Donna Wilmoth, Luanne Wainwright, Laura Tooke, Jaclyn A Biegel
Gene fusions resulting from structural rearrangements are an established mechanism of tumorigenesis in pediatric cancer. In this clinical cohort, 1,350 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based chromosomal microarrays from 1,211 pediatric cancer patients were evaluated for copy number alterations (CNAs) associated with gene fusions. Karyotype or fluorescence in situ hybridization studies were performed in 42% of the patients. Ten percent of the bone marrow or solid tumor specimens had SNP array-associated CNAs suggestive of a gene fusion...
October 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545165/highly-recurrent-h3f3a-mutations-with-additional-epigenetic-regulator-alterations-in-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
#17
Koichi Ogura, Fumie Hosoda, Hiromi Nakamura, Natsuko Hama, Yasushi Totoki, Akihiko Yoshida, Shoko Ohashi, Hirofumi Rokutan, Erina Takai, Shinichi Yachida, Akira Kawai, Sakae Tanaka, Tatsuhiro Shibata
Recurrent H3F3A and IDH2 mutations have been reported in giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB). However, the reported incidences have varied, and other molecular genetic alterations have not been identified due to the small number of cases analyzed with comprehensive methods. Moreover, the relative sensitivities of Sanger sequencing and next-generation sequencing (NGS) for the detection of H3F3A mutations in DNA extracted from archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples for clinical diagnosis have not been assessed...
October 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560743/occurrence-of-bap1-germline-mutations-in-cutaneous-melanocytic-tumors-with-loss-of-bap1-expression-a-pilot-study
#18
Odile Cabaret, Emilie Perron, Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets, Nadem Soufir, Arnaud de la Fouchardière
Melanocytic BAP1-associated intradermal tumors (MBAITs) can either be sporadic or associated with a cancer-predisposition syndrome. In this study we explored the clinical status of 136 patients in which at least one MBAIT was found. 49/136 (36%) of them gave their signed consent for an oncogenetic BAP1 blood test. 28/136 patients (20%) diagnosed with an MBAIT had other MBAITs and/or a personal or familial history of BAP1-related cancers that could clinically designate them as potential carriers of a BAP1 germline mutation...
September 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510278/tfg-met-fusion-in-an-infantile-spindle-cell-sarcoma-with-neural-features
#19
Uta Flucke, Max M van Noesel, Marc Wijnen, Lei Zhang, Chun-Liang Chen, Yun-Shao Sung, Cristina R Antonescu
An increasing number of congenital and infantile sarcomas displaying a primitive, monomorphic spindle cell phenotype have been characterized to harbor recurrent gene fusions, including infantile fibrosarcoma and congenital spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma. Here, we report an unusual spindle cell sarcoma presenting as a large and infiltrative pelvic soft tissue mass in a 4-month-old girl, which revealed a novel TFG-MET gene fusion by whole transcriptome RNA sequencing. The tumor resembled the morphology of an infantile fibrosarcoma with both fascicular and patternless growth, however, it expressed strong S100 protein immunoreactivity, while lacking SOX10 staining and retaining H3K27me3 expression...
September 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466543/mutation-patterns-in-genes-encoding-interferon-signaling-and-antigen-presentation-a-pan-cancer-survey-with-implications-for-the-use-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#20
Jan Budczies, Michael Bockmayr, Frederick Klauschen, Volker Endris, Stefan Fröhling, Peter Schirmacher, Carsten Denkert, Albrecht Stenzinger
Blockade of immune checkpoints has become a powerful tool in cancer medicine, which is effective across various solid cancer types and hematologic malignancies. While immunohistochemical detection of PD-L1 expression in tumor cells, immune cells, or both has been introduced as predictive biomarker in several clinical trials, shortcomings and limitations of this approach were quickly recognized. As a single biomarker is unlikely to adequately reflect the complex interplay between immune cells and cancer, various genetic determinants of therapy success, including microsatellite instability, mutational burden, and PD-L1 amplification, are being investigated...
August 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
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