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Exon 19

Renata Gruszka, Magdalena Zakrzewska
The fundamental function of ribonucleic acids is to transfer genetic information from DNA to protein during translation process, however, this is not the only way connecting active RNA sequences with essential biological processes. Up until now, many RNA subclasses of different size, structure, and biological function were identified. Among them, there are non-coding single-stranded microRNAs (miRNAs). This subclass comprises RNAs of 19-25 nucleotides in length that modulate the activity of well-defined coding RNAs and play a crucial role in many physiological and pathological processes...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Midori Tanaka, Hidenobu Ishii, Hayato Moribuchi, Yoshiko Naito, Norikazu Matsuo, Masayuki Nakamura, Takaaki Tokito, Koichi Azuma, Kazuhiko Yamada, Tomoaki Hoshino
Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) combined with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations is extremely rare, and standard chemotherapeutic strategies have not yet been established. In the present study, we report a case of a 67-year-old man who presented with combined SCLC with EGFR mutation (exon 19 deletion). Systemic chemotherapy with cisplatin and irinotecan was initiated as first-line chemotherapy, and computed tomography findings revealed tumor shrinkage after two cycles of chemotherapy. However, after the third cycle of the treatment, disease progression was observed including the appearance of pleural and pericardial effusion...
March 15, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
Shivani Mishra, Himani Pandey, Priyanka Srivastava, Kausik Mandal, Shubha R Phadke
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and spectrum of Connexin 26 (GJB2) mutations in pre-lingual non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) patients in authors' centre and to review the data of Indian patients from the literature. METHODS: Sanger sequencing of entire coding region contained in single exon (Exon 2) of GJB2 gene in 15 patients of NSHL. RESULTS: GJB2 mutations were found in 40% (6/15) of NSHL patients, out of which mono-allelic were 33...
March 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Emma D Deeks, Gillian M Keating
Afatinib [Giotrif® (EU); Gilotrif® (USA)] is an orally administered, irreversible inhibitor of the ErbB family of tyrosine kinases that provides an important first-line treatment option for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations (i.e. EGFRactMUT+ ), and an additional treatment option for squamous NSCLC that has progressed following first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. Relative to gefitinib in the first-line treatment of EGFRactMUT+ advanced lung adenocarcinoma, afatinib prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) and time to treatment failure (TTF), but not overall survival (OS)...
2018: Drugs & Therapy Perspectives: for Rational Drug Selection and Use
James H Suh, Alexa B Schrock, Adrienne Johnson, Doron Lipson, Laurie M Gay, Shakti Ramkissoon, Jo-Anne Vergilio, Julia A Elvin, Abdur Shakir, Peter Ruehlman, Karen L Reckamp, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Jeffrey S Ross, Philip J Stephens, Vincent A Miller, Siraj M Ali
BACKGROUND: In our recent study, of cases positive for epidermal growth factor receptor ( EGFR ) exon 19 deletions using comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP), 17/77 (22%) patients with prior standard of care (SOC) EGFR testing results available were previously negative for exon 19 deletion. Our aim was to compare the detection rates of CGP versus SOC testing for well-characterized sensitizing EGFR point mutations (pm) in our 6,832-patient cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DNA was extracted from 40 microns of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded sections from 6,832 consecutive cases of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of various histologies (2012-2015)...
March 14, 2018: Oncologist
Sabrina Rossi, Vincenzo Di Noia, Laura Tonetti, Antonia Strippoli, Michele Basso, Giovanni Schinzari, Alessandra Cassano, Antonio Leone, Carlo Barone, Ettore D'Argento
AIM: To evaluate gefitinib outcomes in EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring EGFR mutations, according to their sarcopenia status. PATIENTS & METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 33 patients with advanced NSCLC and EGFR mutations (exon 19 or 21), dividing them into sarcopenic patients, with low skeletal muscle index ≤39 cm2 /m2 for women and ≤55 cm2 /m2 for men, and nonsarcopenic patients. RESULTS: Sarcopenia does not affect response to gefitinib treatment in EGFR mutated NSCLC patients, even if it is a bad prognostic indicator for overall survival (p = 0...
March 12, 2018: Future Oncology
Weihua Li, Tian Qiu, Lei Guo, Yun Ling, Yibo Gao, Jianming Ying, Jie He
Primary EGFR T790M mutation is occasionally identified by routine mutation testing in tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-naive patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We herein aimed to compare the characteristics of primary and acquired T790M mutations in NSCLC patients, and their response to osimertinib. Using amplification refractory mutation system (ARMS) detection, primary T790M was identified in 0.5% (46/8723) of TKI-naive patients, whereas acquired T790M was detected in 49.7% (71/143) of TKI-relapsed patients...
March 7, 2018: Cancer Letters
Yingjun Xu, Zhihui Xie, Hong Lu
Objective: This study aimed to explore the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation in the peripheral blood of patients with esophageal carcinoma and analyze the relationship between EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) therapeutic effect and EGFR mutation in peripheral blood. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on 66 patients with esophageal carcinoma treated with EGFR-TKI (Gefitinib) from February 2014 to March 2017 in our hospital. Real-time polymerase chain reaction was applied to detect the mutation of the EGFR gene in peripheral blood specimens before patients were treated with EGFR-TKI...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Bin Zou, Victor H F Lee, Hong Yan
BACKGROUND: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating EGFR mutations, especially exon 19 deletions and the L858R point mutation, is particularly responsive to gefitinib and erlotinib. However, the sensitivity varies for less common and rare EGFR mutations. There are various explanations for the low sensitivity of EGFR exon 20 insertions and the exon 20 T790 M point mutation to gefitinib/erlotinib. However, few studies discuss, from a structural perspective, why less common mutations, like G719X and L861Q, have moderate sensitivity to gefitinib/erlotinib...
March 7, 2018: BMC Bioinformatics
Victor H F Lee
A 65-year-old female with diabetes mellitus but otherwise good health in the past suffered from cough with occasional blood-stained sputum during initial presentation. The patient was diagnosed with pulmonary poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma with an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletion and hence received afatinib therapy for 25 months without obvious adverse events except for a grade 1-2 acneiform rash. The disease was stabilized after subsequent cycles of chemotherapy with pemetrexed and carboplatin followed by maintenance pemetrexed...
March 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Xiaojing Kang, Ying Zeng, Junqin Liang, Jing Li, Danyang Ren, Li Chai, Zhenzhu Sun, Shirong Yu, Xiujuan Wu, Wen Han, Weijia Wang
Malignant melanoma (MM) is a highly malignant melanocytic tumor, it occurs mostly in the skin, the mucous membrane close to the skin, but also in the tunicae rhagoides and the pia mater. The Uyghur is the largest ethnic group living in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, accounting for 46% of the total population of 20 million. Large-scale studies on MMs in Asian countries are limited. This study aimed to investigate BRAF mRNA expression and mutations in Chinese Uyghur patients with MMs and to identify the clinical features associated with these parameters...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yuan Liang, Qi Peng, Kangwei Wang, Pengyuan Zhu, Chunqiu Wu, Chunbao Rao, Jiang Chang, Siping Li, Xiaomei Lu
OBJECTIVES: To identity the genetic causes of hearing loss in a Han Chinese family with enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome. METHODS: Multiplex PCR technology combined with Ion Torrent™ next-generation sequencing technology was used to search for pathogenic mutations. A group of 1500 ethnically-matched normal hearing subjects screened for mutations in deafness-related genes using the same method in previously studied were included as a control. RESULTS: The proband and his little sister suffered from typical features of sensorineural hearing loss with enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA)...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Romain Corre, Radj Gervais, Florian Guisier, Louis Tassy, Florent Vinas, Régine Lamy, Gislaine Fraboulet, Laurent Greillier, Helene Doubre, Renaud Descourt, Christos Chouaid, Jean-Bernard Auliac
Objective: To assess efficacy and tolerance of EGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for advanced EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in octogenarians. Patients and methods: Patients aged 80 years or older with EGFR-mutated NSCLC treated by EGFR TKI between January 2011 and March 2015 whatever the line of treatment were retrospectively selected. Results: 20 centers retrospectively included 114 patients (women, 77.2%; Caucasians, 98...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Mark Kriegsmann, Alexander Harms, Daniel Kazdal, Sebastian Fischer, Albrecht Stenzinger, Jonas Leichsenring, Roland Penzel, Rémi Longuespée, Katharina Kriegsmann, Thomas Muley, Seyer Safi, Arne Warth
In the last decade it became evident that many lung adenocarcinomas (ADC) harbor key genetic alterations such as KRAS, EGFR or BRAF mutations as well as rearrangements of ROS1 or ALK that drive these tumors. In the present study we investigated whether different driver mutations of ADC result in different proliferation rates, which might have clinical impact, including resistance to therapy, recurrence and prognosis. We analyzed the proliferation index (PI) on full slides of surgically resected ADC (n = 230) with known genetic aberrations by means of immunohistochemistry and subsequent digital image analysis and correlated the results with clinicopathological variables including overall (OS) and disease free survival (DFS)...
January 2, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
Shun Huang, Yanjiang Han, Min Chen, Kongzhen Hu, Yongshuai Qi, Penghui Sun, Men Wang, Hubing Wu, Guiping Li, Quanshi Wang, Zhiyun Du, Kun Zhang, Suqing Zhao, Xi Zheng
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has gained significant attention as a therapeutic target. Several EGFR targeting drugs (Gefitinib and Erlotinib) have been approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have received high approval in clinical treatment. Nevertheless, the curative effect of these medicines varied in many solid tumors because of the different levels of expression and mutations of EGFR. Therefore, several PET radiotracers have been developed for the selective treatment of responsive patients who undergo PET/CT imaging for tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy...
September 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Kazuki Hayasaka, Satoshi Shiono, Yuki Matsumura, Naoki Yanagawa, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Jiro Abe, Motoyasu Sagawa, Akira Sakurada, Masato Katahira, Satomi Takahashi, Makoto Endoh, Yoshinori Okada
BACKGROUND: The presence of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations is an established prognostic factor for patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. Here, we examined whether EGFR mutation status is a prognostic factor for patients who had undergone surgery. METHODS: Clinicopathological data from 1,463 patients who underwent complete surgical resection for lung adenocarcinoma between 2005 and 2012 were collected. Differences in postoperative recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) according to EGFR mutation status were evaluated...
February 24, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Liping Lin, Juanjuan Zhao, Jiazhu Hu, Fuxi Huang, Jianjun Han, Yan He, Xiaolong Cao
Purpose The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of weight loss at presentation on treatment outcomes of first-line EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI) in EGFR-TKI sensitive mutant NSCLC patients. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical outcomes of 75 consecutive advanced NSCLC patients with EGFR-TKI sensitive mutations (exon 19 deletion or exon 21 L858R) received first-line gefitinib or erlotinib therapy according to weight loss status at presentation in our single center. Results Of 75 EGFR-TKI sensitive mutant NSCLC patients, 49 (65...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Lian Duan, Qian Li, An-Li Tong, Jiang-Feng Mao, Miao Yu, Tao Yuan, Xiao-Feng Chai, Feng Gu
Objective: Wolfram syndrome (WS) is a rare, degenerative, and hereditary disorder characterized by ear diabetes mellitus (DM) and optic atrophy (OA). We aim to characterize clinical features in Chinese patients who had been poorly studied until now. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of patients with WS seen in the Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 2002 to 2017. Data including demographic data, clinical presentations, examination results, family history, and genetic analysis were described...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
V Kozlov, I Karpov, S Kovalenko, V Shamanin
AIM: Classic activating mutations L858R and deletions in exon 19 (19del) in the gene for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are associated with sensitivity of the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI). Insertions in EGFR exon 19 (19ins) are rare mutations in NSCLC; response of cases with 19ins to TKI is not well studied. Here we report a case of NSCLC with 19ins in a Russian patient who was treated with gefitinib. We also overview cases of 19ins reported in the literature...
July 2017: Experimental Oncology
Honghao Yu, Weihu Long, Xuezeng Zhang, Kaixiang Xu, Jianxiong Guo, Heng Zhao, Honghui Li, Yubo Qing, Weirong Pan, Baoyu Jia, Hong-Ye Zhao, Xingxu Huang, Hong-Jiang Wei
BACKGROUND: Laron syndrome is an autosomal disease resulting from mutations in the growth hormone receptor (GHR) gene. The only therapeutic treatment for Laron syndrome is recombinant insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), which has been shown to have various side effects. The improved Laron syndrome models are important for better understanding the pathogenesis of the disease and developing corresponding therapeutics. Pigs have become attractive biomedical models for human condition due to similarities in anatomy, physiology, and metabolism relative to humans, which could serve as an appropriate model for Laron syndrome...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
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