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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413448/genetic-and-epigenetic-characterization-of-the-tumors-in-a-patient-with-a-tongue-primary-tumor-a-recurrence-and-a-pharyngoesophageal-second-primary-tumor
#1
Ilda P Ribeiro, Francisco Marques, Leonor Barroso, Jorge Miguéis, Francisco Caramelo, André Santos, Maria J Julião, Joana B Melo, Isabel M Carreira
BACKGROUND: The choice of therapeutic modality for oral carcinoma in recurrent or second primary tumors remains controversial, as the treatment modalities available might be reduced by the treatment of the first tumor, and the overall survival is lower when compared with patients with a single or first tumor. Identifying biomarkers that predict the risk of relapse and the response to treatment is an emerging clinical issue. CASE PRESENTATION: A Caucasian 49-years-old man was treated with chemotherapy followed by chemoradiotherapy for a primary left side tongue tumor, achieving a complete response...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396697/efficient-and-cost-effective-genetic-analysis-of-products-of-conception-and-fetal-tissues-using-a-qf-pcr-array-cgh-strategy-five-years-of-data
#2
Celia Donaghue, Nada Davies, Joo Wook Ahn, Helen Thomas, Caroline Mackie Ogilvie, Kathy Mann
BACKGROUND: Traditional testing of miscarriage products involved culture of tissue followed by G-banded chromosome analysis; this approach has a high failure rate, is labour intensive and has a resolution of around 10 Mb. G-banded chromosome analysis has been replaced by molecular techniques in some laboratories; we previously introduced a QF-PCR/MLPA testing strategy in 2007. To improve diagnostic yield and efficiency we have now updated our testing strategy to a more comprehensive QF-PCR assay followed by array CGH...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396696/is-dna-methylation-the-new-guardian-of-the-genome
#3
REVIEW
Robert M Hoffman
BACKGROUND: It has been known for more than 100 years that aneuploidy is an essence of cancer. The question is what keeps the genome stable, thereby preventing aneuploidy. For the past 25 years, it has been proposed that p53 is the "guardian of the genome." However, it has been shown that inactivation of p53 does not cause aneuploidy. Another essence of cancer is global DNA hypomethylation, which causes destabilization of the genome and subsequent aneupoloidy. Yet, another essence of cancer is excessive use of methionine, resulting in methionine dependence...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344653/characterization-of-a-de-novo-ssmc-17-detected-in-a-girl-with-developmental-delay-and-dysmorphic-features
#4
Lana Stavber, Sara Bertok, Jernej Kovač, Marija Volk, Luca Lovrečić, Tadej Battelino, Tinka Hovnik
BACKGROUND: The majority of small supernumerary marker chromosome cases arise de novo and their frequency in newborns is 0.04%. We report on a girl with developmental delay and dysmorphic features with a non-mosaic de novo sSMC that originated from the pericentric region of q arm in chromosome 17. CASE PRESENTATION: The girl presented with developmental delay, speech delay, myopia, mild muscle hypotonia, hypoplasia of orbicular muscle, poor concentration, and hyperactivity...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344652/molecular-cytogenetic-characterisation-of-a-novel-de-novo-ring-chromosome-6-involving-a-terminal-6p-deletion-and-terminal-6q-duplication-in-the-different-arms-of-the-same-chromosome
#5
Nikolai Paul Pace, Frideriki Maggouta, Melissa Twigden, Isabella Borg
BACKGROUND: Ring chromosome 6 is a rare sporadic chromosomal abnormality, associated with extreme variability in clinical phenotypes. Most ring chromosomes are known to have deletions on one or both chromosomal arms. Here, we report an atypical and unique ring chromosome 6 involving both a distal deletion and a distal duplication on the different arms of the same chromosome. CASE PRESENTATION: In a patient with intellectual disability, short stature, microcephaly, facial dysmorphology, congenital heart defects and renovascular disease, a ring chromosome 6 was characterised using array-CGH and dual-colour FISH...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344651/identification-of-a-novel-dmd-duplication-identified-by-a-combination-of-mlpa-and-targeted-exome-sequencing
#6
Beibei Wu, Liying Wang, Ting Dong, Jiahui Jin, Yili Lu, Huiping Wu, Yue Luo, Xiaoou Shan
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive muscle-wasting disease caused by a mutation in the DMD gene. The aim of this study was to identify a de novo mutation of the DMD gene in the family of a 9-month-old Chinese male patient, as well as to describe the phenotypic characteristics of this patient. RESULTS: The patient was suspected to suffer from DMD according to physical examination, biochemical analyses, and electromyogram. We identified a duplication of exons 4-42 in DMD gene with targeted exome sequencing and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA)...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331547/application-of-high-resolution-genomic-profiling-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-liposarcoma
#7
Magdalena Koczkowska, Beata Stefania Lipska-Ziętkiewicz, Mariola Iliszko, Janusz Ryś, Markku Miettinen, Jerzy Lasota, Wojciech Biernat, Agnieszka Harazin-Lechowska, Anna Kruczak, Janusz Limon
BACKGROUND: Rarity and heterogeneity of liposarcomas (LPS) make their diagnosis difficult even for sarcoma-experts pathologists. The molecular mechanism underlying the development and progression of liposarcomas (LPS) remains only partially known. In order to identify and compare the genomic profiles, we analyzed array-based comparative genomic hybridization (array-CGH) profiles of 66 liposarcomas, including well-differentiated (WDLPS), dedifferentiated (DDLPS) and myxoid (MLPS) subtypes...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293297/incidence-of-the-22q11-2-deletion-in-a-large-cohort-of-miscarriage-samples
#8
Melissa K Maisenbacher, Katrina Merrion, Barbara Pettersen, Michael Young, Kiyoung Paik, Sushma Iyengar, Stephanie Kareht, Styrmir Sigurjonsson, Zachary P Demko, Kimberly A Martin
BACKGROUND: The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is the most common microdeletion syndrome in livebirths, but data regarding its incidence in other populations is limited and also include ascertainment bias. This study was designed to determine the incidence of the 22q11.2 deletion in miscarriage samples sent for clinical molecular cytogenetic testing. RESULTS: Twenty-six thousand one hundred one fresh product of conception (POC) samples were sent to a CLIA- certified, CAP-accredited laboratory from April 2010--May 2016 for molecular cytogenetic miscarriage testing using a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based microarray platform...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293296/isolation-and-characterization-of-chromosomal-markers-in-poa-pratensis
#9
Yanyan Zhao, Feng Yu, Ruijuan Liu, Quanwen Dou
BACKGROUND: Poa pratensis L. is a turf grass and forage crop used worldwide. Being a facultative apomictic species, P. pratensis has a highly variable chromosome number. Chromosomal markers constitute a powerful tool for chromosome identification and for various aspects of genomic research. However, currently, no chromosomal markers are available for P. pratensis. RESULTS: Four novel chromosome markers were isolated from a screen of Cot-1 DNA libraries, combined with fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in Poa pratensis...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261327/multiple-myo18a-pdgfrb-fusion-transcripts-in-a-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-patient-with-t-5-17-q32-q11
#10
Guangying Sheng, Zhao Zeng, Jinlan Pan, Linbing Kou, Qinrong Wang, Hong Yao, Lijun Wen, Liang Ma, Depei Wu, Huiying Qiu, Suning Chen
BACKGROUND: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), typically defined by myeloid proliferation and eosinophilia, and are only rarely caused by platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRB) gene rearrangements. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report a unique case of MPN that is negative for eosinophilia and characterized by a novel PDGFRB rearrangement. After cytogenetic analysis revealed a karyotype of t(5;17) (q32;q11), we used fluorescence in situ hybridization to specifically identify the PDGFRB gene at 5q31-q33 as the gene that had been translocated...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239418/-classical-cytogenetics-is-not-equal-to-banding-cytogenetics
#11
Thomas Liehr
BACKGROUND: Human cytogenetics is a field suffering from the argumentation that it 'is nowadays really outdated and to be replaced by molecular high throughput approaches'. Thus, it is to be expected that non-cytogeneticists do mistakes in nomenclature of cytogenetics, which is exposed to repeated reforms, like e.g. recently the now hardly manageable and readable nomenclature for array-comparative genomic hybridization. RESULTS: An unexpected nomenclature problem becomes more and more obvious in human cytogenetics - it seems to become difficult to understand how and when to use the designations "classical cytogenetics" or "banding cytogenetics"...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184250/meiotic-outcome-in-two-carriers-of-y-autosome-reciprocal-translocations-selective-elimination-of-certain-segregants
#12
Harita Ghevaria, Roy Naja, Sioban SenGupta, Paul Serhal, Joy Delhanty
BACKGROUND: Reciprocal Y autosome translocations are rare but frequently associated with male infertility. We report on the meiotic outcome in embryos fathered by two males with the karyotypes 46,X,t(Y;4)(q12;p15.32) and 46,X,t(Y;16)(q12;q13). The two couples underwent preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) enabling determination of the segregation types that were compatible with fertilization and preimplantation embryo development. Both PGD and follow up analysis were carried out via fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) or array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) allowing the meiotic segregation types to be determined in a total of 27 embryos...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174603/mlpa-analysis-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-autism
#13
Sara Peixoto, Joana B Melo, José Ferrão, Luís M Pires, Nuno Lavoura, Marta Pinto, Guiomar Oliveira, Isabel M Carreira
BACKGROUND: Autism is a global neurodevelopmental disorder which generally manifests during the first 2 years and continues throughout life, with a range of symptomatic variations. Epidemiological studies show an important role of genetic factors in autism and several susceptible regions and genes have been identified. The aim of our study was to validate a cost-effective set of commercial Multiplex Ligation dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) and methylation specific multiplex ligation dependent probe amplification (MS-MLPA) test in autistic children refered by the neurodevelopmental center and autism unit of a Paediatric Hospital...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031746/a-high-complex-karyotype-involving-eleven-chromosomes-including-three-novel-chromosomal-aberrations-and-monoallelic-loss-of-tp53-in-case-of-follicular-lymphoma-transformed-into-b-cell-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#14
Abdulsamad Wafa, Faten Moassass, Thomas Liehr, Samarth Bhatt, Abdulmunim Aljapawe, Walid Al Achkar
BACKGROUND: Follicular lymphoma (FL) is one of the most common B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). A subset of FL cases transform into more aggressive malignancies, most often to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL); in addition, lymphoblastic lymphoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have also been rarely reported. The most common cytogenetic abnormalities associated with FL are translocation t(14;18)(q32;q21) with BCL2 rearrangements, present in 80-90% of all FL. However, that translocation alone is insufficient to cause FL and additional genomic events specifically leading to this kind of disease are still to be determined...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018487/inherent-variability-of-cancer-specific-aneuploidy%C3%A2-generates-metastases
#15
Mathew Bloomfield, Peter Duesberg
BACKGROUND: The genetic basis of metastasis is still unclear because metastases carry individual karyotypes and phenotypes, rather than consistent mutations, and are rare compared to conventional mutation. There is however correlative evidence that metastasis depends on cancer-specific aneuploidy, and that metastases are karyotypically related to parental cancers. Accordingly we propose that metastasis is a speciation event. This theory holds that cancer-specific aneuploidy varies the clonal karyotypes of cancers automatically by unbalancing thousands of genes, and that rare variants form new autonomous subspecies with metastatic or other non-parental phenotypes like drug-resistance - similar to conventional subspeciation...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980677/a-18p11-23-p11-31-microduplication-in-a-boy-with-psychomotor-delay-cerebellar-vermis-hypoplasia-chorioretinal-coloboma-deafness-and-gh-deficiency
#16
Mara Giordano, Valentina Muratore, Deepak Babu, Cristina Meazza, Mauro Bozzola
BACKGROUND: Rearrangements involving the short arm of chromosome 18 have been extensively described. Here we report a microduplication of 320.5-431.5 Kb at 18p11.31-p11.23 in a 10 year-old boy. CASE PRESENTATION: In a 10 year-old boy with moderate psychomotor delay, hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis, chorioretinal coloboma, deafness and growth hormone deficiency (GHD), an interstitial microduplication at 18p11.31-p11.23 was identified by array-CGH. This maternally inherited microduplication, encompasses three genes, namely ARHGAP28, LINC00668 and LAMA1 (a gene involved in cerebellum and retinal development)...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980676/autism-and-intellectual-disability-in-a-patient-with-two-microdeletions-in-6q16-a-contiguous-gene-deletion-syndrome
#17
Daniela Strunk, Peter Weber, Benno Röthlisberger, Isabel Filges
BACKGROUND: Copy number variations play a significant role in the aetiology of developmental disabilities including non-syndromic intellectual disability and autism. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 19-year old patient with intellectual disability and autism for whom chromosomal microarray (CMA) analysis showed the unusual finding of two de novo microdeletions in cis position on chromosome 6q16.1q16.2 and 6q16.3. The two deletions span 10 genes, including FBXL4, POU3F2, PRDM13, CCNC, COQ3 and GRIK2...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924152/molecular-characterization-of-a-rare-analphoid-supernumerary-marker-chromosome-derived-from-7q35%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-qter-a-case-report
#18
Bárbara Marques, Cristina Ferreira, Filomena Brito, Sónia Pedro, Cristina Alves, Teresa Lourenço, Marta Amorim, Hildeberto Correia
BACKGROUND: Analphoid supernumerary marker chromosomes (aSMC) constitute one of the smallest groups of SMC, and are characterized by a centromeric constriction but no detectable alpha-satellite DNA. These marker chromosomes cannot be properly identified by conventional banding techniques alone, and molecular cytogenetic methods are necessary for a detailed characterization. Analphoid SMC derived from chromosome 7 are extremely rare, with only five cases reported so far. CASE PRESENTATION: In this work we report an aSMC involving the terminal long arm of chromosome 7 in a 10-year-old boy with multiple dysmorphic features and severe development delay...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924151/effect-of-sp600125-on-the-mitotic-spindle-in-hela-cells-leading-to-mitotic-arrest-endoreduplication-and-apoptosis
#19
Donia Mili, Kaouthar Abid, Imed Rjiba, Abderraouf Kenani
BACKGROUND: The JNK inhibitor SP600125 strongly inhibits cell proliferation in many human cancer cells by blocking mitosis progression and inducing cell death. Despite, all this study, the mechanism by which SP600125 inhibits mitosis-related effects in human cervical cells (HeLa cells) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of SP600125 on the cell viability, cell cycle, and on the spindle assembly during mitosis in HeLa cells. METHODS: To explore this approach, we used a viability test, an immunofluorescence microscopy to detect Histone phosphorylation and mitotic spindle aberrations...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895714/early-detection-and-personalized-treatment-in-oral-cancer-the-impact-of-omics-approaches
#20
REVIEW
Ilda Patrícia Ribeiro, Leonor Barroso, Francisco Marques, Joana Barbosa Melo, Isabel Marques Carreira
BACKGROUND: Oral cancer is one of the most common malignant lesions of the head and neck. This cancer is an aggressive and lethal disease with no significant improvements in the overall survival in the last decades. Moreover, the incidence of oral HPV-positive tumors is rising, especially in young people. This oral neoplasm develops through numerous molecular imbalances that affect key genes and signaling pathways; however, the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and progression of oral tumors are still to be fully determined...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
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