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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732227/atm-supports-gammaherpesvirus-replication-by-attenuating-type-i-interferon-pathway
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Eric J Darrah, Kyle P Stoltz, Mitchell Ledwith, Vera L Tarakanova
Ataxia-Telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase participates in multiple networks, including DNA damage response, oxidative stress, and mitophagy. ATM also supports replication of diverse DNA and RNA viruses. Gammaherpesviruses are prevalent cancer-associated viruses that benefit from ATM expression during replication. This proviral role of ATM had been ascribed to its signaling within the DNA damage response network; other functions of ATM have not been considered. In this study increased type I interferon (IFN) responses were observed in ATM deficient gammaherpesvirus-infected macrophages...
July 18, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729543/evaluation-of-atm-heterozygous-mutations-underlying-individual-differences-in-radiosensitivity-using-genome-editing-in-human-cultured-cells
#2
Ekaterina Royba, Tatsuo Miyamoto, Silvia Natsuko Akutsu, Kosuke Hosoba, Hiroshi Tauchi, Yoshiki Kudo, Satoshi Tashiro, Takashi Yamamoto, Shinya Matsuura
Ionizing radiation (IR) induces DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), which are an initial step towards chromosomal aberrations and cell death. It has been suggested that there are individual differences in radiosensitivity within human populations, and that the variations in DNA repair genes might determine this heterogeneity. However, it is difficult to quantify the effect of genetic variants on the individual differences in radiosensitivity, since confounding factors such as smoking and the diverse genetic backgrounds within human populations affect radiosensitivity...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726808/prevalence-of-germ-line-mutations-in-cancer-genes-among-pancreatic-cancer-patients-with-a-positive-family-history
#3
Kari G Chaffee, Ann L Oberg, Robert R McWilliams, Neil Majithia, Brian A Allen, John Kidd, Nanda Singh, Anne-Renee Hartman, Richard J Wenstrup, Gloria M Petersen
PurposePanel-based genetic testing has identified increasing numbers of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) who carry germ-line mutations. However, small sample sizes or number of genes evaluated limit prevalence estimates of these mutations. We estimated prevalence of mutations in PDAC patients with positive family history.MethodsWe sequenced 25 cancer susceptibility genes in lymphocyte DNA from 302 PDAC patients in the Mayo Clinic Biospecimen Resource for Pancreatic Research Registry. Kindreds containing at least two first-degree relatives with PDAC met criteria for familial pancreatic cancer (FPC), while the remaining were familial, but not FPC...
July 20, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724653/haplodeficiency-of-ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated-accelerates-heart-failure-after-myocardial-infarction
#4
Lixin Jia, Wenmei Zhang, Youcai Ma, Boya Chen, Yan Liu, Chunmei Piao, Yuan Wang, Min Yang, Tingting Liu, Junmeng Zhang, Taotao Li, Shaoping Nie, Jie Du
BACKGROUND: Cell senescence is involved in the process of organ damage and repair; however, the underlying molecular mechanism needs to be further explored. METHODS AND RESULTS: Senescence-related genes (ie, p21, p53, and ataxia telangiectasia mutated [ATM]) were shown to be elevated after myocardial infarction (MI) in both mouse and human hearts. Ten- to 12-week-old male wild-type littermates (ATM(+/+)) and ATM heterozygous mice (ATM(+/-)) were subjected to MI...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716242/a-novel-pathogenic-variant-in-an-iranian-ataxia-telangiectasia-family-revealed-by-next-generation-sequencing-followed-by-in-silico-analysis
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Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Paria Alipour, Azam Pourahmadiyan, Najmeh Fattahi, Laleh Shariati, Neda Golchin, Javad Mohammadi-Asl
Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a neurodegenerative autosomal recessive disorder with the main characteristics of progressive cerebellar degeneration, sensitivity to ionizing radiation, immunodeficiency, telangiectasia, premature aging, recurrent sinopulmonary infections, and increased risk of malignancy, especially of lymphoid origin. Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated gene, ATM, as a causative gene for the A-T disorder, encodes the ATM protein, which plays an important role in the activation of cell-cycle checkpoints and initiation of DNA repair in response to DNA damage...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712484/relevance-of-dna-damage-repair-in-the-management-of-prostate-cancer
#6
Patricia Banks, Wen Xu, Declan Murphy, Paul James, Shahneen Sandhu
Recent insights into the genomic aberrations that underlie and drive prostate cancer have redoubled efforts to molecularly stratify treatments based on predictive markers. Approximately 23% of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer exhibit somatic or germline aberrations in genes implicated in DNA repair, such as BRCA2, BRCA1, ATM, CHEK2, and PALB2, as well as mismatch repair genes. At least 10% of men with advanced disease have germline mutations in DNA-repair genes (DRG). The enrichment of DRG defects in metastatic disease compared with localized, primary tumors suggests a possible role in carcinogenesis, disease progression, and potentially accounts for a more aggressive phenotype...
June 27, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710345/deletion-of-the-b-b-and-c-c-regions-of-inverted-terminal-repeats-reduces-raav-productivity-but-increases-transgene-expression
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Qingzhang Zhou, Wenhong Tian, Chunguo Liu, Zhonghui Lian, Xiaoyan Dong, Xiaobing Wu
Inverted terminal repeats (ITRs) of the adeno-associated virus (AAV) are essential for rescue, replication, packaging, and integration of the viral genome. While ITR mutations have been identified in previous reports, we designed a new truncated ITR lacking the B-B' and C-C' regions named as ITRΔBC and investigated its effects on viral genome replication, packaging, and expression of recombinant AAV (rAAV). The packaging ability was compared between ITRΔBC rAAV and wild-type (wt) ITR rAAV. Our results showed the productivity of ITRΔBC rAAV was reduced 4-fold, which is consistent with the 8-fold decrease in the replication of viral genomic DNA of ITRΔBC rAAV compared with wt ITR rAAV...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707218/the-dna-damage-response-pathway-in-normal-hematopoiesis-and-malignancies
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Domenico Delia, Shuki Mizutani
In mammalian cells, the DNA damage response (DDR) prevents the replication and propagation of DNA errors to the next generation, thus maintaining genomic stability. At the heart of the DDR are the related signaling kinases ATM, ATR, and DNA-PK, which regulate DNA repair and associated events such as cell cycle checkpoints, chromatin remodeling, transcription, and ultimately apoptosis. Several findings highlight the occurrence of DDR in hemopoietic stem cells (HSCs), and persistence of DNA lesions in these cells promotes their functional decline and accumulation of leukemogenic mutations...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706734/brca1-and-brca2-mutations-and-treatment-strategies-for-breast-cancer
#9
Inês Godet, Daniele M Gilkes
Breast cancer is a global burden with a woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer at 1 in 8. Although breast cancer is a disease that affects mostly women, the lifetime risk in men is about 1 in 1000. Most cases of breast cancer are associated with somatic mutations in breast cells that are acquired during a person's lifetime. In this scenario, the mutations are not inherited and they do not cluster in families. In hereditary breast cancer, the specific genetic factors involved will determine the inherited cancer risk...
February 2017: Integrative Cancer Science and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701397/b-cell-specific-atm-expression-promotes-chronic-gammaherpesvirus-infection
#10
Eric J Darrah, Joseph M Kulinski, Wadzanai P Mboko, Gang Xin, Laurent P Malherbe, Stephen B Gauld, Weiguo Cui, Vera L Tarakanova
Manipulation of host cellular pathways is a strategy employed by gammaherpesviruses, including mouse gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV68), in order to negotiate a chronic infection. Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) plays a unique yet incompletely understood role in gammaherpesvirus infection as it has both proviral and antiviral effects. Chronic gammaherpesvirus infection is poorly controlled in the host with global ATM insufficiency, whether the host is a mouse or a human. In contrast, ATM facilitates replication, reactivation, and latency establishment of several gammaherpesviruses in vitro, suggesting that ATM is proviral in the context of infected cell cultures...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698210/apobec3a-and-3b-activities-render-cancer-cells-susceptible-to-atr-inhibition
#11
Remi Buisson, Michael S Lawrence, Cyril H Benes, Lee Zou
The apolipoprotein B mRNA editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like APOBEC3A and 3B have emerged as key mutation drivers in cancer. Here we show that APOBEC3A and 3B activities impose a unique type of replication stress by inducing abasic sites at replication forks. In contrast to cells under other types of replication stress, APOBEC3A-expressing cells were selectively sensitive to ATR inhibitors (ATRi), but not to a variety of DNA replication inhibitors and DNA-damaging drugs. In proliferating cells, APOBEC3A modestly elicited ATR but not ATM...
July 11, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697982/prostate-cancer-screening-in-a-new-era-of-genetics
#12
Heather H Cheng, Colin C Pritchard, Bruce Montgomery, Daniel W Lin, Peter S Nelson
Men who inherit pathogenic germline mutations in BRCA2 and BRCA1 are at increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, and those with germline mutations in other DNA repair genes such as ATM, CHEK2, and MSH2/MSH6 may also have increased risks. Although clinically important, there is lack of specific guidance regarding management strategies for men at increased risk owing to germline mutation status or family history of aggressive prostate cancer. We review prostate cancer genetic risk factors and the ongoing IMPACT (Identification of Men with a genetic predisposition to ProstAte Cancer: Targeted screening in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and controls) screening study...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693235/japanese-apricot-extract-mk615-potentiates-bendamustine-induced-apoptosis-via-impairment-of-the-dna-damage-response-in-lymphoma-cells
#13
Masaya Inoue, Yoshio Honma, Takeshi Urano, Junji Suzumiya
Bendamustine, a hybrid molecule of a purine analog and alkylator, induces cell death by the activation of apoptosis and the DNA damage response. The agent MK615 is produced from Japanese apricot and contains a number of cyclic triterpenes that exhibit antitumor activities. In the present study, the combined effects of bendamustine and MK615 on lymphoma cells were investigated. The combined compounds synergistically induced apoptosis in all lymphoid cell lines examined. MK615 inhibited the bendamustine-induced phosphorylation of checkpoint kinase 1 and 2...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
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
#14
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 in order 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/28691153/telomere-shortening-tp53-mutations-and-deletions-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-result-in-increased-chromosomal-instability-and-breakpoint-clustering-in-heterochromatic-regions
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Kathrin Thomay, Caroline Fedder, Winfried Hofmann, Hans Kreipe, Michael Stadler, Jan Titgemeyer, Ingo Zander, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Gudrun Göhring
Complex karyotypes are associated with a poor prognosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Using mFISH, iFISH, and T/C-FISH, we thoroughly characterized 59 CLL patients regarding parameters known to be involved in chromosomal instability: status of the genes ATM and TP53 and telomere length. Interestingly, a deletion of the ATM locus in 11q, independent of the cytogenetic context, was associated with significantly diminished risk (p<0.05) of carrying a mutation in TP53. In patients with loss or mutation of TP53, chromosomal breakage occurred more frequently (p<0...
July 9, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689661/nuclear-acetyl-coa-production-by-acly-promotes-homologous-recombination
#16
Sharanya Sivanand, Seth Rhoades, Qinqin Jiang, Joyce V Lee, Joseph Benci, Jingwen Zhang, Salina Yuan, Isabella Viney, Steven Zhao, Alessandro Carrer, Michael J Bennett, Andy J Minn, Aalim M Weljie, Roger A Greenberg, Kathryn E Wellen
While maintaining the integrity of the genome and sustaining bioenergetics are both fundamental functions of the cell, potential crosstalk between metabolic and DNA repair pathways is poorly understood. Since histone acetylation plays important roles in DNA repair and is sensitive to the availability of acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA), we investigated a role for metabolic regulation of histone acetylation during the DNA damage response. In this study, we report that nuclear ATP-citrate lyase (ACLY) is phosphorylated at S455 downstream of ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) and AKT following DNA damage...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687971/the-spectrum-of-genetic-variants-in-hereditary-pancreatic-cancer-includes-fanconi-anemia-genes
#17
Thomas P Slavin, Susan L Neuhausen, Bita Nehoray, Mariana Niell-Swiller, Ilana Solomon, Christina Rybak, Kathleen Blazer, Aaron Adamson, Kai Yang, Sharon Sand, Nancy Guerrero-Llamas, Danielle Castillo, Josef Herzog, Xiwei Wu, Shu Tao, Shivali Raja, Vincent Chung, Gagandeep Singh, Sue Nadesan, Sandra Brown, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Gloria M Petersen, Jeffrey Weitzel
Approximately 5-10% of all pancreatic cancer patients carry a predisposing mutation in a known susceptibility gene. Since >90% of patients present with late stage disease, it is crucial to identify high risk individuals who may be amenable to early detection or other prevention. To explore the spectrum of hereditary pancreatic cancer susceptibility, we evaluated germline DNA from pancreatic cancer participants (n = 53) from a large hereditary cancer registry. For those without a known predisposition mutation gene (n = 49), germline next generation sequencing was completed using targeted capture for 706 candidate genes...
July 8, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687356/germline-mutations-in-dna-repair-genes-predispose-asbestos-exposed-patients-to-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#18
Marta Betti, Elisabetta Casalone, Daniela Ferrante, Anna Aspesi, Giulia Morleo, Alessandra Biasi, Marika Sculco, Giuseppe Mancuso, Simonetta Guarrera, Luisella Righi, Federica Grosso, Roberta Libener, Mansueto Pavesi, Narciso Mariani, Caterina Casadio, Renzo Boldorini, Dario Mirabelli, Barbara Pasini, Corrado Magnani, Giuseppe Matullo, Irma Dianzani
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. An inherited predisposition has been suggested to explain multiple cases in the same family and the observation that not all individuals highly exposed to asbestos develop the tumor. Germline mutations in BAP1 are responsible for a rare cancer predisposition syndrome that includes predisposition to mesothelioma. We hypothesized that other genes involved in hereditary cancer syndromes could be responsible for the inherited mesothelioma predisposition...
July 4, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679863/targeted-exome-sequencing-of-korean-triple-negative-breast-cancer-reveals-homozygous-deletions-associated-with-poor-prognosis-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-treated-patients
#19
Hae Min Jeong, Ryong Nam Kim, Mi Jeong Kwon, Ensel Oh, Jinil Han, Se Kyung Lee, Jong-Sun Choi, Sara Park, Seok Jin Nam, Gyung Yup Gong, Jin Wu Nam, Doo Ho Choi, Hannah Lee, Byung-Ho Nam, Yoon-La Choi, Young Kee Shin
Triple-negative breast cancer is characterized by the absence of estrogen and progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, and is associated with a poorer outcome than other subtypes of breast cancer. Moreover, there are no accurate prognostic genes or effective therapeutic targets, thereby necessitating continued intensive investigation. This study analyzed the genetic mutation landscape in 70 patients with triple-negative breast cancer by targeted exome sequencing of tumor and matched normal samples...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679388/atm-splicing-variants-as-biomarkers-for-low-dose-dexamethasone-treatment-of-a-t
#20
Michele Menotta, Sara Biagiotti, Chiara Spapperi, Sara Orazi, Luigia Rossi, Luciana Chessa, Vincenzo Leuzzi, Daniela D'Agnano, Annarosa Soresina, Roberto Micheli, Mauro Magnani
BACKGROUND: Ataxia Telangiectasia (AT) is a rare incurable genetic disease, caused by biallelic mutations in the Ataxia Telangiectasia-Mutated (ATM) gene. Treatment with glucocorticoid analogues has been shown to improve the neurological symptoms that characterize this syndrome. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanism underlying the glucocorticoid action in AT patients is not yet understood. Recently, we have demonstrated that Dexamethasone treatment may partly restore ATM activity in AT lymphoblastoid cells by a new ATM transcript, namely ATMdexa1...
July 5, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
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