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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913603/the-tumor-suppressor-flcn-mediates-an-alternate-mtor-pathway-to-regulate-browning-of-adipose-tissue
#1
Shogo Wada, Michael Neinast, Cholsoon Jang, Yasir H Ibrahim, Gina Lee, Apoorva Babu, Jian Li, Atsushi Hoshino, Glenn C Rowe, James Rhee, José A Martina, Rosa Puertollano, John Blenis, Michael Morley, Joseph A Baur, Patrick Seale, Zoltan Arany
Noncanonical mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathways remain poorly understood. Mutations in the tumor suppressor folliculin (FLCN) cause Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, a hamartomatous disease marked by mitochondria-rich kidney tumors. FLCN functionally interacts with mTOR and is expressed in most tissues, but its role in fat has not been explored. We show here that FLCN regulates adipose tissue browning via mTOR and the transcription factor TFE3. Adipose-specific deletion of FLCN relieves mTOR-dependent cytoplasmic retention of TFE3, leading to direct induction of the PGC-1 transcriptional coactivators, drivers of mitochondrial biogenesis and the browning program...
December 2, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905298/haploinsufficiency-of-the-folliculin-gene-leads-to-impaired-functions-of-lung-fibroblasts-in-patients-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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Yoshito Hoshika, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Shinsaku Togo, Muneaki Hashimoto, Takeshi Nara, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Fariz Nurwidya, Hideyuki Kataoka, Masatoshi Kurihara, Etsuko Kobayashi, Hiroki Ebana, Mika Kikkawa, Katsutoshi Ando, Koichi Nishino, Okio Hino, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder caused by germline mutations in the FLCN gene, and characterized by skin fibrofolliculomas, multiple lung cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax, and renal neoplasms. Pulmonary manifestations frequently develop earlier than other organ involvements, prompting a diagnosis of BHDS However, the mechanism of lung cyst formation and pathogenesis of pneumothorax have not yet been clarified. Fibroblasts were isolated from lung tissues obtained from patients with BHDS (n = 12) and lung cancer (n = 10) as controls...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871249/benign-clear-cell-sugar-tumor-of-the-lung-in-a-patient-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-a-case-report
#3
Yoko Gunji-Niitsu, Toshio Kumasaka, Shigehiro Kitamura, Yoshito Hoshika, Takuo Hayashi, Hitoshi Tokuda, Riichiro Morita, Etsuko Kobayashi, Keiko Mitani, Mika Kikkawa, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
BACKGROUND: Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is a rare inherited autosomal genodermatosis and caused by germline mutation of the folliculin (FLCN) gene, a tumor suppressor gene of which protein product is involved in mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway regulating cell growth and metabolism. Clinical manifestations in BHD syndrome is characterized by fibrofolliculomas of the skin, pulmonary cysts with or without spontaneous pneumothorax, and renal neoplasms. There has been no pulmonary neoplasm reported in BHD syndrome, although the condition is due to deleterious sequence variants in a tumor suppressor gene...
November 21, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780965/a-case-of-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-bhd-syndrome-harboring-a-novel-folliculin-flcn-gene-mutation
#4
Takuro Yukawa, Takuya Fukazawa, Masakazu Yoshida, Ichiro Morita, Katsuya Kato, Yasumasa Monobe, Mitsuko Furuya, Yoshio Naomoto
BACKGROUND Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder clinically characterized by pulmonary cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax, renal cell cancer, and skin fibrofolliculomas. The disorder is caused by germline mutations in the FLCN gene. CASE REPORT A 56-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest revealed bilateral multiple bullae predominantly located in the subpleural and mediastinal areas in the bilateral upper and lower lobes...
October 26, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734835/genetic-screening-of-the-flcn-gene-identify-six-novel-variants-and-a-danish-founder-mutation
#5
Maria Rossing, Anders Albrechtsen, Anne-Bine Skytte, Uffe B Jensen, Lilian B Ousager, Anne-Marie Gerdes, Finn C Nielsen, Thomas vO Hansen
Pathogenic germline mutations in the folliculin (FLCN) tumor suppressor gene predispose to Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome, a rare disease characterized by the development of cutaneous hamartomas (fibrofolliculomas), multiple lung cysts, spontaneous pneumothoraces and renal cell cancer. In this study, we report the identification of 13 variants and three polymorphisms in the FLCN gene in 143 Danish patients or families with suspected BHD syndrome. Functional mini-gene splicing analysis revealed that two intronic variants (c...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722904/genetically-diagnosed-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-and-familial-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-in-the-same-individual-a-case-report
#6
James Whitworth, Brian Stausbøl-Grøn, Anne-Bine Skytte
When faced with an unusual clinical feature in a patient with a Mendelian disorder, the clinician may entertain the possibilities of either the feature representing a novel manifestation of that disorder or the co-existence of a different inherited condition. Here we describe an individual with a submandibular oncocytoma, pulmonary bullae and renal cysts as well as multiple cerebral cavernous malformations and haemangiomas. Genetic investigations revealed constitutional mutations in FLCN, associated with Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) and CCM2, associated with familial cerebral cavernous malformation...
October 8, 2016: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652079/risk-of-spontaneous-pneumothorax-due-to-air-travel-and-diving-in-patients-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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P C Johannesma, I van de Beek, J W T van der Wel, M A Paul, A C Houweling, M A Jonker, J H T M van Waesberghe, R Reinhard, Th M Starink, R J A van Moorselaar, F H Menko, P E Postmus
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by skin fibrofolliculomas, lung cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax and renal cell cancer due to germline folliculin (FLCN) mutations (Menko et al. in Lancet Oncol 10(12):1199-1206, 2009). The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of spontaneous pneumothorax in patients with BHD during or shortly after air travel and diving. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to a cohort of 190 BHD patients and the medical files of these patients were evaluated...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650627/a-novel-flcn-c-1489_1490deltg-mutation-that-escapes-the-nonsense-mediated-decay-system
#8
Yong-Jin Park, Seog-Ki Lee, Seong-Ho Kang, Sook-Jin Jang, Dae-Soo Moon, Geon Park
A novel FLCN c.1489_1490delTG (p.Val497Glyfs*22) mutation at the genomic DNA and mRNA levels was identified in a 43-year-old woman with complaining of recurrent primary spontaneous pneumothorax. The aberrant FLCN mRNA escaped the nonsense-mediated decay system (NMD) because of a premature termination code located in an NMD-incompetent region. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of an FLCN mutation escaping the NMD.
September 2016: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643397/renal-angiomyolipoma-in-birt-hogg-dube-syndrome-a-case-study-supporting-overlap-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#9
Eryn Dow, Ingrid Winship
Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome (BHD) is an autosomal dominant disease characterised by benign cutaneous lesions, pulmonary cysts, and an increased risk of renal tumors. This rare condition is due to a mutation in the folliculin (FLCN) gene on chromosome 17q11.2, which has a role in the mechanistic/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway of tumorigenesis. This case illustrates a patient with BHD and a renal angiomyolipoma, a neoplastic lesion not usually associated with BHD but common in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)...
September 19, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642565/recurrent-spontaneous-pneumothoraces-and-bullous-emphysema-a-novel-mutation-causing-birt-hogg-dube-syndrome
#10
Andrew Burkett, Niamh Coffey, Eva Tomiak, Nha Voduc
Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome (BHDS) is a rare form of classically cystic lung disease that may present with spontaneous pneumothorax. The associated skin manifestations (fibrofolliculomas) are not always present. This article describes a case of spontaneous pneumothorax secondary to bullous emphysema in an otherwise healthy gentleman caused by a novel mutation in the folliculin (FLCN) gene.
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633572/bilateral-renal-tumors-in-an-adult-man-with-smith-magenis-syndrome-the-role-of-the-flcn-gene
#11
Leila Dardour, Pieter Verleyen, Karl Lesage, Maureen Holvoet, Koen Devriendt
Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a contiguous-gene disorder most commonly caused by a deletion of chromosome 17p11.2. We report a 57 year-old man with SMS who presents bilateral renal tumors. This is most likely related to haploinsufficiency of FLCN gene, located in the deleted region, and a known tumor suppressor gene. Haploinsufficiency of FLCN causes Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS), characterized by pulmonary cysts, renal and skin tumors. The present observation suggests that the follow-up of patients with SMS should also focus on possible manifestations of BHDS...
October 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596542/multiple-angiomatous-nodules-a-novel-skin-tumor-in-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
#12
C Nikolaidou, E Moscarella, C Longo, S Rosato, A Cavazza, S Piana
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS), first described in 1977, is a rare autosomal dominant disorder, linked to germline mutations in the FLCN (folliculin) gene. Patients may present with different skin tumors, pulmonary cysts with recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax, and renal cancers, but it has also been estimated that about 25% of carriers older than 20 years do not show skin involvement. So far, besides the triad of skin lesions of the original description (fibrofolliculomas, trichodischomas and acrochordons), a wide range of neoplastic and non-neoplastic skin conditions have been reported, i...
December 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559131/c9orf72-binds-smcr8-localizes-to-lysosomes-and-regulates-mtorc1-signaling
#13
Joseph Amick, Agnes Roczniak-Ferguson, Shawn M Ferguson
Hexanucleotide expansion in an intron of the C9orf72 gene causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. However, beyond bioinformatics predictions that suggested structural similarity to folliculin, the Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome tumor suppressor, little is known about the normal functions of the C9orf72 protein. To address this problem, we used genome-editing strategies to investigate C9orf72 interactions, subcellular localization, and knockout (KO) phenotypes. We found that C9orf72 robustly interacts with SMCR8 (a protein of previously unknown function)...
October 15, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27491856/the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-intraoperative-imaging-in-high-grade-glioma-resection-a-comparative-review-of-intraoperative-ala-fluorescein-ultrasound-and-mri
#14
M Sam Eljamel, Syed Osama Mahboob
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection of high-grade gliomas (HGG) is standard therapy because it imparts significant progression free (PFS) and overall survival (OS). However, HGG-tumor margins are indistinguishable from normal brain during surgery. Hence intraoperative technology such as fluorescence (ALA, fluorescein) and intraoperative ultrasound (IoUS) and MRI (IoMRI) has been deployed. This study compares the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of these technologies. METHODS: Critical literature review and meta-analyses, using MEDLINE/PubMed service...
August 1, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486260/novel-folliculin-flcn-mutation-familial-spontaneous-pneumothorax
#15
Jian-Fang Zhu, Xiao-Qing Shen, Feng Zhu, Li Tian
BACKGROUND: Familial spontaneous pneumothorax is one of the characteristics of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS), which is an autosomal dominant disease caused by the mutation of folliculin (FLCN). AIM: To investigate the mutation of FLCN gene in a familial spontaneous pneumothorax. DESIGN: Prospective case study. METHODS: Clinical and genetic data of a Chinese family with four patients who presented spontaneous pneumothorax in the absence of skin lesions or renal tumors were collected...
August 2, 2016: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391801/expression-and-knockdown-of-zebrafish-folliculin-suggests-requirement-for-embryonic-brain-morphogenesis
#16
Emma J Kenyon, Monique N H Luijten, Harmeet Gill, Nan Li, Matthew Rawlings, James C Bull, Yavor Hadzhiev, Maurice A M van Steensel, Eamonn Maher, Ferenc Mueller
BACKGROUND: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) is a dominantly inherited familial cancer syndrome characterised by the development of benign skin fibrofolliculomas, multiple lung and kidney cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax and susceptibility to renal cell carcinoma. BHD is caused by mutations in the gene encoding Folliculin (FLCN). Little is known about what FLCN does in a healthy individual and how best to treat those with BHD. As a first approach to developing a vertebrate model for BHD we aimed to identify the temporal and spatial expression of flcn transcripts in the developing zebrafish embryo...
2016: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383221/glycogen-a-must-have-storage-to-survive-stressful-emergencies
#17
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Elite Possik, Arnim Pause
Mechanisms of adaptation to acute changes in osmolarity are fundamental for life. When exposed to hyperosmotic stress, cells and organisms utilize conserved strategies to prevent water loss and maintain cellular integrity and viability. The production of glycerol is a common strategy utilized by the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) and many other organisms to survive hyperosmotic stress. Specifically, the transcriptional upregulation of glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, a rate-limiting enzyme in the production of glycerol, has been previously implicated in many model organisms...
April 2016: Worm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27353360/the-fnip-co-chaperones-decelerate-the-hsp90-chaperone-cycle-and-enhance-drug-binding
#18
Mark R Woodford, Diana M Dunn, Adam R Blanden, Dante Capriotti, David Loiselle, Chrisostomos Prodromou, Barry Panaretou, Philip F Hughes, Aaron Smith, Wendi Ackerman, Timothy A Haystead, Stewart N Loh, Dimitra Bourboulia, Laura S Schmidt, W Marston Linehan, Gennady Bratslavsky, Mehdi Mollapour
Heat shock protein-90 (Hsp90) is an essential molecular chaperone in eukaryotes involved in maintaining the stability and activity of numerous signalling proteins, also known as clients. Hsp90 ATPase activity is essential for its chaperone function and it is regulated by co-chaperones. Here we show that the tumour suppressor FLCN is an Hsp90 client protein and its binding partners FNIP1/FNIP2 function as co-chaperones. FNIPs decelerate the chaperone cycle, facilitating FLCN interaction with Hsp90, consequently ensuring FLCN stability...
June 29, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27308336/flcn-a-new-regulator-of-ampk-dependent-warburg-metabolic-reprogramming
#19
Marie-Claude Gingras, Arnim Pause
Tumor cells manage their energy to support aberrant proliferation by reprogramming their cellular metabolism, for example through the Warburg effect. Although AMPK is a major regulator of energy homeostasis, its role in cancer metabolic adaptation is unclear. We recently identified the tumor suppressor folliculin as a new regulator of AMPK-dependent metabolic transformation.
April 2014: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27303042/mutation-of-fnip1-is-associated-with-b-cell-deficiency-cardiomyopathy-and-elevated-ampk-activity
#20
Owen M Siggs, Alexander Stockenhuber, Mukta Deobagkar-Lele, Katherine R Bull, Tanya L Crockford, Bethany L Kingston, Greg Crawford, Consuelo Anzilotti, Violetta Steeples, Sahar Ghaffari, Gabor Czibik, Mohamed Bellahcene, Hugh Watkins, Houman Ashrafian, Benjamin Davies, Angela Woods, David Carling, Arash Yavari, Bruce Beutler, Richard J Cornall
Folliculin (FLCN) is a tumor-suppressor protein mutated in the Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome, which associates with two paralogous proteins, folliculin-interacting protein (FNIP)1 and FNIP2, forming a complex that interacts with the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Although it is clear that this complex influences AMPK and other metabolic regulators, reports of its effects have been inconsistent. To address this issue, we created a recessive loss-of-function variant of Fnip1 Homozygous FNIP1 deficiency resulted in profound B-cell deficiency, partially restored by overexpression of the antiapoptotic protein BCL2, whereas heterozygous deficiency caused a loss of marginal zone B cells...
June 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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