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Stephan Bartels, Akinyele Adisa, Timothy Aladelusi, Juliana Lemound, Angelika Stucki-Koch, Sami Hussein, Hans Kreipe, Christian Hartmann, Ulrich Lehmann, Kais Hussein
The aim of this study was to evaluate the mutation profile of BRAF wild-type craniopharyngiomas and ameloblastomas. Pre-screening by immunohistochemistry and pyrosequencing for identifying BRAF wild-type tumors was performed on archived specimens of ameloblastic tumors (n = 20) and craniopharyngiomas (n = 62). Subsequently, 19 BRAF wild-type tumors (nine ameloblastic tumors and ten craniopharyngiomas) were analyzed further using next-generation sequencing (NGS) targeting hot spot mutations of 22 cancer-related genes...
March 15, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Onoufrios Tsavaris, Panagiota Economopoulou, Ioannis Kotsantis, Lazaros Reppas, Chrysanthi Avgerinou, Nikolaos Spathas, Maria Prevezanou, Amanda Psyrri
Chondrosarcoma is a rare malignancy characterized by the production of cartilage matrix, displaying heterogeneous histopathology and clinical behavior. Due to lack of effective treatment for advanced disease, the clinical management of metastatic chondrosarcoma is exceptionally challenging. Chondrosarcomas harbor molecular abnormalities, such as overexpression of platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR)-alpha and PDGFR-beta, which are required for cancer development, progression, and metastasis. Pazopanib is a potent and selective multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which co-inhibits stem cell growth factor receptor (c-KIT), fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR), PDGFR, and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and has demonstrated clinical activity in patients with advanced previously treated soft tissue sarcoma...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Qianjin Li, Omar Awad Alsaidan, Yongjie Ma, Sungjin Kim, Junchen Liu, Thomas Albers, Kebin Liu, Zanna Beharry, Shaying Zhao, Fen Wang, Iryna Lebedyeva, Houjian Cai
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)/FGF receptor (FGFR) signaling facilitates tumor initiation and progression. Although currently approved inhibitors of FGFR kinase have shown therapeutic benefit in clinical trials, over-expression or mutations of FGFRs eventually confer drug resistance and thereby abrogate the desired activity of kinase inhibitors in many cancer types. In this study, we report that loss of myristoylation of fibroblast growth factor receptor substrate 2 (FRS2α), a scaffold protein essential for FGFR signaling, inhibits FGF/FGFR-mediated oncogenic signaling and FGF10-induced tumorigenesis...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Kumar Parijat Tripathi, Marina Piccirillo, Mario Rosario Guarracino
BACKGROUND: The endomembrane system, known as secretory pathway, is responsible for the synthesis and transport of protein molecules in cells. Therefore, genes involved in the secretory pathway are essential for the cellular development and function. Recent scientific investigations show that ER and Golgi apparatus may provide a convenient drug target for cancer therapy. On the other hand, it is known that abundantly expressed genes in different cellular organelles share interconnected pathways and co-regulate each other activities...
March 8, 2018: BMC Bioinformatics
Ming Dong, Tong Li, Jun Chen
Squamous cell lung cancer (SqCLC) is a unique clinical and histologic category of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Most of patients with SqCLC tend to be older, typically at advanced stage, associated with smoking and have more complications. With progress of targeted therapy of lung cancer, we identified several potential actionable genetic abnormalities such as FGFR. Several FGFR inhibitors have been approved for clinical use in different cancers. And some of these agents are currently under investigation in clinical trials for SqCLC...
February 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Yuming Wang, Lijun Li, Jun Fan, Yang Dai, Alan Jiang, Mei-Yu Geng, Jing Ai, Wenhu Duan
Fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR1-4) are promising therapeutic targets in many cancers. With the resurgence of interest in irreversible inhibitors, efforts have been directed to the discovery of irreversible FGFR inhibitors. Currently, several selective irreversible inhibitors are being evaluated in clinical trials that could covalently target a conserved cysteine in the P-loop of FGFR. In this article, we used a structure-guided approach that is rationalized by a computer-aided simulation to discover the novel and irreversible pan-FGFR inhibitor, 9g, which provided superior FGFR in vitro activities and decent selectivity over VEGFR2 (vascular endothelia growth factor receptor 2)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Hong Luo, Jin Quan, He Xiao, Jia Luo, Qin Zhang, Guocheng Pi, Yunfei Ye, Rong He, Yun Liu, Xiaona Su, Lianhua Zhao, Ge Wang
Activation of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) signaling occurs in various cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), however, the effect of targeting FGFR in ESCC is not clear. Herein, we examined the phosphorylation level of FGFR1Y654 (p‑FGFR1) in ESCC cell lines and tumor tissues, as well as the cancer cell killing effects of gefitinib and FGFR inhibitor AZD4547 in combination form or alone in ESCC cells. Immunohistochemistry staining was used to detect the expression level of p‑FGFR1 in 87 ESCC specimens...
March 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
Mohamad Moustafa Ali, Vijay Suresh Akhade, Subazini Thankaswamy Kosalai, Santhilal Subhash, Luisa Statello, Matthieu Meryet-Figuiere, Jonas Abrahamsson, Tanmoy Mondal, Chandrasekhar Kanduri
Despite improvement in our understanding of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) role in cancer, efforts to find clinically relevant cancer-associated lncRNAs are still lacking. Here, using nascent RNA capture sequencing, we identify 1145 temporally expressed S-phase-enriched lncRNAs. Among these, 570 lncRNAs show significant differential expression in at least one tumor type across TCGA data sets. Systematic clinical investigation of 14 Pan-Cancer data sets identified 633 independent prognostic markers. Silencing of the top differentially expressed and clinically relevant S-phase-enriched lncRNAs in several cancer models affects crucial cancer cell hallmarks...
February 28, 2018: Nature Communications
Abbie E Fearon, Edward P Carter, Natasha S Clayton, Edmund H Wilkes, Ann-Marie Baker, Ekaterina Kapitonova, Bakhouche A Bakhouche, Yasmine Tanner, Jun Wang, Emanuela Gadaleta, Claude Chelala, Kate M Moore, John F Marshall, Juliette Chupin, Peter Schmid, J Louise Jones, Michelle Lockley, Pedro R Cutillas, Richard P Grose
Development of resistance causes failure of drugs targeting receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) networks and represents a critical challenge for precision medicine. Here, we show that PHLDA1 downregulation is critical to acquisition and maintenance of drug resistance in RTK-driven cancer. Using fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibition in endometrial cancer cells, we identify an Akt-driven compensatory mechanism underpinned by downregulation of PHLDA1. We demonstrate broad clinical relevance of our findings, showing that PHLDA1 downregulation also occurs in response to RTK-targeted therapy in breast and renal cancer patients, as well as following trastuzumab treatment in HER2+ breast cancer cells...
February 27, 2018: Cell Reports
Pasquale Lombardi, Donatella Marino, Elisabetta Fenocchio, Giovanna Chilà, Massimo Aglietta, Francesco Leone
Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) are a heterogeneous group of cancers, characterized by low incidence but poor prognosis. Even after complete surgical resection for early stage, relapse is frequent and the lack of effective treatments contributes to the dismal prognosis. To date, the only standard treatment in first-line is cisplatin/gemcitabine combination, whereas no standard in 2nd -line has been defined. Hence, the current goal is to better understand the biology of BTCs, discovering new treatment methods and improving clinical outcomes...
February 22, 2018: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
Wen Yee Chay, Li Lian Kwok, Wen Ning Tiong, Sai Sakktee Krisna, Kiat Hon Lim, N Gopalkrishna Iyer, Liang Kee Goh, Daniel Shao-Weng Tan
BACKGROUND: Mucinous epithelial ovarian cancers (mEOCs) respond poorly to conventional chemotherapy and have a poor prognosis in advanced stages. The genomic landscape for mEOC in the Asian settings is ill defined. We seek to identify various mutational aberrations present in mEOC and correlate them with clinical outcomes. METHODS: A total of 199 cases of mEOC were identified from a prospectively maintained gynecologic oncology tumor database. DNA was extracted and analyzed for KRAS mutations by using Sanger sequencing...
March 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Mélanie Mahe, Florent Dufour, Hélène Neyret-Kahn, Aura Moreno-Vega, Claire Beraud, Mingjun Shi, Imene Hamaidi, Virginia Sanchez-Quiles, Clementine Krucker, Marion Dorland-Galliot, Elodie Chapeaublanc, Remy Nicolle, Hervé Lang, Celio Pouponnot, Thierry Massfelder, François Radvanyi, Isabelle Bernard-Pierrot
FGFR3 alterations (mutations or translocation) are among the most frequent genetic events in bladder carcinoma. They lead to an aberrant activation of FGFR3 signaling, conferring an oncogenic dependence, which we studied here. We discovered a positive feedback loop, in which the activation of p38 and AKT downstream from the altered FGFR3 upregulates MYC mRNA levels and stabilizes MYC protein, respectively, leading to the accumulation of MYC, which directly upregulates FGFR3 expression by binding to active enhancers upstream from FGFR3 Disruption of this FGFR3/MYC loop in bladder cancer cell lines by treatment with FGFR3, p38, AKT, or BET bromodomain inhibitors (JQ1) preventing MYC transcription decreased cell viability in vitro and tumor growth in vivo A relevance of this loop to human bladder tumors was supported by the positive correlation between FGFR3 and MYC levels in tumors bearing FGFR3 mutations, and the decrease in FGFR3 and MYC levels following anti-FGFR treatment in a PDX model bearing an FGFR3 mutation...
February 20, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
Marie-Pierre Collin, Mario Lobell, Walter Hübsch, Dirk Brohm, Hartmut Schirok, Rolf Jautelat, Klemens Lustig, Ulf Bömer, Verena Vöhringer, Mélanie Héroult, Sylvia Grünewald, Holger Hess-Stumpp
Rogaratinib (BAY 1163877) is a highly potent and selective small-molecule pan-fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitor (FGFR1-4) for oral application currently being investigated in phase 1 clinical trials for the treatment of cancer. In this publication, we report its discovery by de novo structure-based design and medicinal chemistry optimization together with its pharmacokinetic profile.
February 16, 2018: ChemMedChem
Linfeng Xu, Xiaoxiao Meng, Naihan Xu, Wenwei Fu, Hongsheng Tan, Li Zhang, Qianjun Zhou, Jianan Qian, Shiwei Tu, Xueting Li, Yuanzhi Lao, Hongxi Xu
Erlotinib resistance causes a high degree of lethality in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The high expression and activation of several receptor tyrosine kinases, such as JAK/STAT3, c-Met, and EGFR, play important roles in drug resistance. The development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors is urgently required in the clinic. Our previous study found that Gambogenic acid (GNA), a small molecule derived from the traditional Chinese medicine herb gamboge, induced cell death in several NSCLC cell lines through JAK/STAT3 inhibition...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Qianjin Li, Lishann Ingram, Sungjin Kim, Zanna Beharry, Jonathan A Cooper, Houjian Cai
Cross talk of stromal-epithelial cells plays an essential role in both normal development and tumor initiation and progression. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-FGF receptor (FGFR)-Src kinase axis is one of the major signal transduction pathways to mediate this cross talk. Numerous genomic studies have demonstrated that expression levels of FGFR/Src are deregulated in a variety of cancers including prostate cancer; however, the role that paracrine FGF (from stromal cells) plays in dysregulated expression of epithelial FGFRs/Src and tumor progression in vivo is not well evaluated...
February 11, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Kevin Shee, Wei Yang, John W Hinds, Riley A Hampsch, Frederick S Varn, Nicole A Traphagen, Kishan Patel, Chao Cheng, Nicole P Jenkins, Arminja N Kettenbach, Eugene Demidenko, Philip Owens, Anthony C Faber, Todd R Golub, Ravid Straussman, Todd W Miller
Drug resistance to approved systemic therapies in estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer remains common. We hypothesized that factors present in the human tumor microenvironment (TME) drive drug resistance. Screening of a library of recombinant secreted microenvironmental proteins revealed fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) as a potent mediator of resistance to anti-estrogens, mTORC1 inhibition, and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibition in ER+ breast cancer. Phosphoproteomic analyses identified ERK1/2 as a major output of FGF2 signaling via FGF receptors (FGFRs), with consequent up-regulation of Cyclin D1 and down-regulation of Bim as mediators of drug resistance...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Kei Hosoda, Keishi Yamashita, Hideki Ushiku, Akira Ema, Hiromitsu Moriya, Hiroaki Mieno, Marie Washio, Masahiko Watanabe
Curative gastrectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy using S-1 is a standard treatment for stage II/III gastric cancer in Japan. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic relevance of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)2 expression in patients with stage II/III gastric cancer that underwent postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded surgical specimens were retrospectively examined in 167 patients with stage II/III gastric cancer that underwent curative gastrectomy followed by adjuvant S1 chemotherapy...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Kayoko Hosaka, Yunlong Yang, Masaki Nakamura, Patrik Andersson, Xiaojuan Yang, Yin Zhang, Takahiro Seki, Martin Scherzer, Olivier Dubey, Xinsheng Wang, Yihai Cao
Perivascular cells are important cellular components in the tumor microenvironment (TME) and they modulate vascular integrity, remodeling, stability, and functions. Here we show using mice models that FGF-2 is a potent pericyte-stimulating factor in tumors. Mechanistically, FGF-2 binds to FGFR2 to stimulate pericyte proliferation and orchestrates the PDGFRβ signaling for vascular recruitment. FGF-2 sensitizes the PDGFRβ signaling through increasing PDGFRβ levels in pericytes. To ensure activation of PDGFRβ, the FGF-2-FGFR1-siganling induces PDGF-BB and PDGF-DD, two ligands for PDGFRβ, in angiogenic endothelial cells...
2018: Cell Discovery
Ayano Kabashima, Petra Hirsova, Steven F Bronk, Matthew C Hernandez, Mark J Truty, Sumera Rizvi, Scott H Kaufmann, Gregory J Gores
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Myeloid cell leukemia1 (MCL1), a prosurvival member of the BCL2 protein family, plays a pivotal role in human cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) cell survival. We have previously reported that fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) signaling mediates MCL1-dependent survival of CCA cells in vitro and in vivo. However, the mode and mechanisms of cell death in this model were not delineated. METHODS: Human CCA cell lines were treated with the pan-FGFR inhibitor LY2874455 and the mode of cell death examined by several complementary assays...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Álvaro Quintanal-Villalonga, Laura Ojeda-Márquez, Ángela Marrugal, Patricia Yagüe, Santiago Ponce-Aix, Ana Salinas, Amancio Carnero, Irene Ferrer, Sonia Molina-Pinelo, Luis Paz-Ares
The FGFR4-388Arg variant has been related to poor prognosis in several types of cancer, including lung cancer. The mechanism underlying this association has not been addressed in detail in patients with this pathology. Here, we report that this FGFR4 variant induces MAPK and STAT3 activation and causes pro-oncogenic effects in NSCLC in vitro and in vivo. This variant induces the expression of EMT-related genes, such as N-cadherin, vimentin, Snail1 and Twist1. Indeed, the induction of N-cadherin protein expression by this variant is essential for its pro-tumorigenic role...
February 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
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