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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819029/loss-of-the-tumor-suppressor-stag2-promotes-telomere-recombination-and-extends-the-replicative-lifespan-of-normal-human-cells
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Zharko Daniloski, Susan Smith
Sister chromatids are held together by cohesin, a tripartite ring with a peripheral SA1/2 subunit, where SA1 is required for telomere cohesion and SA2 for centromere cohesion. The STAG2 gene encoding SA2 is often inactivated in human cancer, but not in in a manner associated with aneuploidy. Thus, how these tumors maintain chromosomal cohesion and how STAG2 loss contributes to tumorigenesis remain open questions. Here we show that, despite a loss in centromere cohesion, sister chromatids in STAG2 mutant tumor cells maintain cohesion in mitosis at chromosome arms and telomeres...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819025/mre11-promotes-tumorigenesis-by-facilitating-resistance-to-oncogene-induced-replication-stress
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Elizabeth Spehalski, Kayla M Capper, Cheryl J Smith, Mary J Morgan, Maria Dinkelmann, Jeffrey Buis, JoAnn M Sekiguchi, David O Ferguson
Hypomorphic mutations in the genes encoding the MRE11/RAD50/NBS1 (MRN) DNA repair complex lead to cancer-prone syndromes. MRN binds DNA double strand breaks where it functions in repair and triggers cell cycle checkpoints via activation of the ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase. To gain understanding of MRN in cancer, we engineered mice with B lymphocytes lacking MRN, or harboring MRN in which MRE11 lacks nuclease activities. Both forms of MRN deficiency led to hallmarks of cancer, including oncogenic translocations involving c-Myc and the immunoglobulin locus...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818973/mutations-in-the-promoter-of-the-telomerase-gene-tert-contribute-to-tumorigenesis-by-a-two-step-mechanism
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Kunitoshi Chiba, Franziska K Lorbeer, A Hunter Shain, David T McSwiggen, Eva Schruf, Areum Oh, Jekwan Ryu, Xavier Darzacq, Boris C Bastian, Dirk Hockemeyer
TERT promoter mutations (TPMs) are the most common non-coding mutations in cancer. The timing and consequences of TPMs have not been fully established. Here we show that TPMs acquired at the transition from benign nevus to malignant melanoma do not support telomere maintenance. In vitro experiments revealed that TPMs do not prevent telomere attrition, resulting in cells with critically short and unprotected telomeres. Immortalization by TPMs requires a gradual upregulation of telomerase, coinciding with telomere fusions...
August 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815541/long-noncoding-rnas-in-cancer-and-therapeutic-potential
#4
Arun Renganathan, Emanuela Felley-Bosco
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are the major elements of the mammalian transcriptome that is emerging as a central player controlling diverse cellular mechanisms. Most of the well-studied lncRNAs so far are found to be crucial in regulating cellular processes such as cell cycle, growth, and apoptosis that ensure homeostasis. Owing to their location and distribution in the genome, lncRNAs influence the transcription of a wide range of proteins directly or indirectly by transcriptional and posttranscriptional alterations, which opens up the "LncRNA-cancer paradigm" in a context-dependent manner, i...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814448/carcinogen-susceptibility-is-regulated-by-genome-architecture-and-predicts-cancer-mutagenesis
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Pablo E García-Nieto, Erin K Schwartz, Devin A King, Jonas Paulsen, Philippe Collas, Rafael E Herrera, Ashby J Morrison
The development of many sporadic cancers is directly initiated by carcinogen exposure. Carcinogens induce malignancies by creating DNA lesions (i.e., adducts) that can result in mutations if left unrepaired. Despite this knowledge, there has been remarkably little investigation into the regulation of susceptibility to acquire DNA lesions. In this study, we present the first quantitative human genome-wide map of DNA lesions induced by ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the ubiquitous carcinogen in sunlight that causes skin cancer...
August 16, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812991/the-retinoblastoma-rb-tumor-suppressor-pushing-back-against-genome-instability-on-multiple-fronts
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Renier Vélez-Cruz, David G Johnson
The retinoblastoma (RB) tumor suppressor is known as a master regulator of the cell cycle. RB is mutated or functionally inactivated in the majority of human cancers. This transcriptional regulator exerts its function in cell cycle control through its interaction with the E2F family of transcription factors and with chromatin remodelers and modifiers that contribute to the repression of genes important for cell cycle progression. Over the years, studies have shown that RB participates in multiple processes in addition to cell cycle control...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811338/emerging-functions-of-the-fanconi-anemia-pathway-at-a-glance
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Rhea Sumpter, Beth Levine
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare disease, in which homozygous or compound heterozygous inactivating mutations in any of 21 genes lead to genomic instability, early-onset bone marrow failure and increased cancer risk. The FA pathway is essential for DNA damage response (DDR) to DNA interstrand crosslinks. However, proteins of the FA pathway have additional cytoprotective functions that may be independent of DDR. We have shown that many FA proteins participate in the selective autophagy pathway that is required for the destruction of unwanted intracellular constituents...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809811/mutation-clusters-from-cancer-exome
#8
Zura Kakushadze, Willie Yu
We apply our statistically deterministic machine learning/clustering algorithm *K-means (recently developed in https://ssrn.com/abstract=2908286) to 10,656 published exome samples for 32 cancer types. A majority of cancer types exhibit a mutation clustering structure. Our results are in-sample stable. They are also out-of-sample stable when applied to 1389 published genome samples across 14 cancer types. In contrast, we find in- and out-of-sample instabilities in cancer signatures extracted from exome samples via nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF), a computationally-costly and non-deterministic method...
August 15, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808044/germline-mutation-contribution-to-chromosomal-instability
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Sock Hoai Chan, Joanne Ngeow
Genomic instability is a feature of cancer that fuels oncogenesis through increased frequency of genetic disruption, leading to loss of genomic integrity and promoting clonal evolution as well as tumor transformation. A form of genomic instability prevalent across cancer types is chromosomal instability, which involves karyotypic changes including chromosome copy number alterations as well as gross structural abnormalities such as transversions and translocations. Defects in cellular mechanisms that are in place to govern fidelity of chromosomal segregation, DNA repair and ultimately genomic integrity are known to contribute to chromosomal instability...
September 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807210/personalized-treatment-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastases
#10
Dimitrios Moris, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Precision Medicine Initiative is a new research effort aiming to offer personalized treatment in many diseases, including cancer. The aim of the present article is to offer novel insights about the role of personalized treatment in patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). METHODS: A review of the literature regarding personalized medicine and colorectal liver metastases was performed mainly in the MEDLINE/PubMed database. RESULTS: Surgical resection remains the only hope for cure of CRLM...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803425/frameshift-mutations-in-repeat-sequences-of-ank3-hacd4-tcp10l-tp53bp1-mfn1-lcmt2-rnmt-trmt6-mettl8-and-mettl16-genes-in-colon-cancers
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Su Yeon Yeon, Yun Sol Jo, Eun Ji Choi, Min Sung Kim, Nam Jin Yoo, Sug Hyung Lee
Diminished ANK3 contributes to cell survival by inhibiting detachment-induced apoptosis. TP53BP1 that interacts with p53 and MFN1 that encodes a mitochondrial membrane protein are considered to have tumor suppressor gene (TSG) functions. HACD4 involving fatty acid synthesis and TCPL10 with transcription regulation functions are considered TSGs. Many genes involved in DNA methylations such as LCMT2, RNMT, TRMT6, METTL8 and METTL16 are often perturbed in cancer. The aim of our study was to find whether these genes were mutated in colorectal cancer (CRC)...
August 12, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802045/transcription-replication-conflict-orientation-modulates-r-loop-levels-and-activates-distinct-dna-damage-responses
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Stephan Hamperl, Michael J Bocek, Joshua C Saldivar, Tomek Swigut, Karlene A Cimprich
Conflicts between transcription and replication are a potent source of DNA damage. Co-transcriptional R-loops could aggravate such conflicts by creating an additional barrier to replication fork progression. Here, we use a defined episomal system to investigate how conflict orientation and R-loop formation influence genome stability in human cells. R-loops, but not normal transcription complexes, induce DNA breaks and orientation-specific DNA damage responses during conflicts with replication forks. Unexpectedly, the replisome acts as an orientation-dependent regulator of R-loop levels, reducing R-loops in the co-directional (CD) orientation but promoting their formation in the head-on (HO) orientation...
August 10, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798901/translational-dysregulation-in-cancer-molecular-insights-and-potential-clinical-applications-in-biomarker-development
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REVIEW
Christos Vaklavas, Scott W Blume, William E Grizzle
Although transcript levels have been traditionally used as a surrogate measure of gene expression, it is increasingly recognized that the latter is extensively and dynamically modulated at the level of translation (messenger RNA to protein). Over the recent years, significant progress has been made in dissecting the complex posttranscriptional mechanisms that regulate gene expression. This advancement in knowledge came hand in hand with the progress made in the methodologies to study translation both at gene-specific as well as global genomic level...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795608/focus-small-to-find-big-the-microbeam-story
#14
Jinhua Wu, Tom K Hei
PURPOSE: Even though the first ultraviolet microbeam was described by S. Tschachotin back in 1912, the development of sophisticated micro-irradiation facilities only began to flourish in the late 1980s. In this article, we highlight significant microbeam experiments, describe the latest microbeam irradiator configurations and critical discoveries made by using the microbeam apparatus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Modern radiological microbeams facilities are capable of producing a beam size of a few micrometers, or even tens of nanometers in size, and can deposit radiation with high precision within a cellular target...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794879/human-papillomavirus-driven-immune-deviation-challenge-and-novel-opportunity-for-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Sigrun Smola, Connie Trimble, Peter L Stern
It is now recognized that the immune system can be a key component of restraint and control during the neoplastic process. Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers of the anogenital tract and oropharynx represent a significant clinical problem but there is a clear opportunity for immune targeting of the viral oncogene expression that drives cancer development. However, high-risk HPV infection of the target epithelium and the expression of the E6/E7 oncogenes can lead to early compromise of the innate immune system (loss of antigen-presenting cells) facilitating viral persistence and increased risk of cancer...
June 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794467/tdp2-suppresses-chromosomal-translocations-induced-by-dna-topoisomerase-ii-during-gene-transcription
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Fernando Gómez-Herreros, Guido Zagnoli-Vieira, Ioanna Ntai, María Isabel Martínez-Macías, Rhona M Anderson, Andrés Herrero-Ruíz, Keith W Caldecott
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) induced by abortive topoisomerase II (TOP2) activity are a potential source of genome instability and chromosome translocation. TOP2-induced DNA double-strand breaks are rejoined in part by tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 2 (TDP2)-dependent non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ), but whether this process suppresses or promotes TOP2-induced translocations is unclear. Here, we show that TDP2 rejoins DSBs induced during transcription-dependent TOP2 activity in breast cancer cells and at the translocation 'hotspot', MLL...
August 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790402/h-ferritin-nanocaged-olaparib-a-promising-choice-for-both-brca-mutated-and-sporadic-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#17
S Mazzucchelli, M Truffi, F Baccarini, M Beretta, L Sorrentino, M Bellini, M A Rizzuto, R Ottria, A Ravelli, P Ciuffreda, D Prosperi, F Corsi
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors represent a promising strategy toward the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which is often associated to genomic instability and/or BRCA mutations. However, clinical outcome is controversial and no benefits have been demonstrated in wild type BRCA cancers, possibly due to poor drug bioavailability and low nuclear delivery. In the attempt to overcome these limitations, we have developed H-Ferritin nanoformulated olaparib (HOla) and assessed its anticancer efficacy on both BRCA-mutated and non-mutated TNBC cells...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781807/amplification-of-the-nsd3-brd4-chd8-pathway-in-pelvic-high-grade-serous-carcinomas-of-tubo-ovarian-and-endometrial-origin
#18
Derek H Jones, Douglas I Lin
Identification of novel therapeutics in pelvic high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) has been hampered by a paucity of actionable point mutations in target genes. The aim of the present study was to investigate the extent of amplification of the therapeutically targetable NSD3-CHD8-BRD4 pathway in pelvic HGSC, and to determine whether amplification is associated with worse prognosis. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) ovarian and endometrial cancer cohorts were retrospectively analyzed via online data-mining tools to test the association of NSD3, CHD8 and BRD4 genomic alterations with survival of pelvic HGSC patients...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779875/paths-from-dna-damage-and-signaling-to-genome-rearrangements-via-homologous-recombination
#19
REVIEW
Jac A Nickoloff
DNA damage is a constant threat to genome integrity. DNA repair and damage signaling networks play a central role maintaining genome stability, suppressing tumorigenesis, and determining tumor response to common cancer chemotherapeutic agents and radiotherapy. DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are critical lesions induced by ionizing radiation and when replication forks encounter damage. DSBs can result in mutations and large-scale genome rearrangements reflecting mis-repair by non-homologous end joining or homologous recombination...
July 24, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771191/somatic-host-cell-alterations-in-hpv-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
Tamara R Litwin, Megan A Clarke, Michael Dean, Nicolas Wentzensen
High-risk human papilloma virus (HPV) infections cause cancers in different organ sites, most commonly cervical and head and neck cancers. While carcinogenesis is initiated by two viral oncoproteins, E6 and E7, increasing evidence shows the importance of specific somatic events in host cells for malignant transformation. HPV-driven cancers share characteristic somatic changes, including apolipoprotein B mRNA editing catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC)-driven mutations and genomic instability leading to copy number variations and large chromosomal rearrangements...
August 3, 2017: Viruses
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