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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434073/direct-downregulation-of-b-cell-translocation-gene-3-by-microrna-93-is-required-for-desensitizing-esophageal-cancer-to-radiotherapy
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Hujun Cui, Shengqiang Zhang, Hongbo Zhou, Ling Guo
BACKGROUND: Esophageal squamous carcinoma (ESC) is one of the most fatal malignancies worldwide with increasing occurrences yet poor outcome. MicroRNAs were reported to play roles in ESC. AIMS: We aimed to understand how miRNAs affect the radiotherapy resistance of ESC. METHODS: MicroRNA assays, real-time PCR, and Western blot were performed for expression analysis of miR-93 and BTG3. Luciferase activity assay was conducted with mutated B-cell translocation gene 3 (BTG3) 3'-UTR sequence in the 3' end of luciferase sequence with miR-93 inhibitor...
April 22, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433721/optimizing-the-restored-chemotactic-behavior-of-anticancer-agent-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-vnp20009
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Katherine M Broadway, Seungbeum Suh, Bahareh Behkam, Birgit E Scharf
Bacteria, including strains of Salmonella, have been researched and applied as therapeutic cancer agents for centuries. Salmonella are particularly of interest due to their facultative anaerobic nature, facilitating colonization of differentially oxygenated tumor regions. Additionally, Salmonella can be manipulated with relative ease, resulting in the ability to attenuate the pathogen or engineer vectors for drug delivery. It was recently discovered that the anti-cancer Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium strain VNP20009 is lacking in chemotactic ability, due to a non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism in cheY...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433629/a-novel-strategy-to-dissect-endogenous-gene-transcriptional-regulation-in-live-cells
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Wenqing Yang, Siliang Zhang, Yi Zhang, Xin Huang
Gene transcription is a central tenet of biology, traditionally measured by RT-PCR, microarray, or more recently, RNA sequencing. However, these measurements only provide a snapshot of the state of gene transcription and only represent an overall readout of complex transcriptional networks that regulate gene expression. In this report, we describe a novel strategy to dissect endogenous gene transcription regulation in live cells by knocking in a reporter gene, EGFP, under the control of the endogenous gene promoter, using the ARID1A gene as an example...
April 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433076/identification-of-ntrk3-fusions-in-childhood-melanocytic-neoplasms
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Lu Wang, Klaus J Busam, Ryma Benayed, Robert Cimera, Jiajing Wang, Ryan Denley, Mamta Rao, Ruth Aryeequaye, Kerry Mullaney, Long Cao, Marc Ladanyi, Meera Hameed
Spitzoid neoplasms are a distinct group of melanocytic tumors. Genetically, they lack mutations in common melanoma-associated oncogenes. Recent studies have shown that spitzoid tumors may contain a variety of kinase fusions, including ROS1, NTRK1, ALK, BRAF, and RET fusions. We report herein the discovery of recurrent NTRK3 gene rearrangements in childhood melanocytic neoplasms with spitzoid and/or atypical features, based on genome-wide copy number analysis by single-nucleotide polymorphism array, which showed intragenic copy number changes in NTRK3...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432840/detection-of-egfr-mutations-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-high-resolution-melting-comparison-with-other-methods
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Carlos Martínez-Carretero, Fernando Iguaz Pascual, Antonio Rus, Ivan Bernardo
BACKGROUND: The discovery of mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR) related to the clinical response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors, has transformed the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Several methods have been developed for determination of mutations in EGFR, with different sensitivity and potential ability to detect a different number of mutations. METHODS: We developed a screening method by high resolution melting (HRM) to detect EGFR mutations, and compared the results of 123 fixed in formalin and paraffin embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue samples with the detection of mutations by allele-specific PCR...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432450/genetic-aberrations-and-molecular-biology-of-skull-base-chordoma-and-chondrosarcoma
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Yohei Kitamura, Hikaru Sasaki, Kazunari Yoshida
Chordomas and chondrosarcomas are two major malignant bone neoplasms located at the skull base. These tumors are rarely metastatic, but can be locally invasive and resistant to conventional chemotherapies and radiotherapies. Accordingly, therapeutic approaches for the treatment of these tumors can be difficult. Additionally, their location at the skull base makes them problematic. Although accurate diagnosis of these tumors is important because of their distinct prognoses, distinguishing between these tumor types is difficult due to overlapping radiological and histopathological findings...
April 21, 2017: Brain Tumor Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431395/correlation-of-genomic-alterations-assessed-by-next-generation-sequencing-ngs-of-tumor-tissue-dna-and-circulating-tumor-dna-ctdna-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-mrcc-potential-clinical-implications
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Andrew W Hahn, David M Gill, Benjamin Maughan, Archana Agarwal, Lubina Arjyal, Sumati Gupta, Jessica Streeter, Erin Bailey, Sumanta K Pal, Neeraj Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Tumor tissue and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing are frequently performed to detect genomic alterations (GAs) to help guide treatment in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), especially after progression on standard systemic therapy. Our objective was to assess if GAs detected by ctDNA NGS are different from those detected by tumor tissue NGS, specifically in patients with mRCC, and if these platforms are interchangeable or complimentary...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430656/thyroid-cancer-1-c8orf4-shows-high-expression-no-mutation-and-reduced-methylation-level-in-lung-cancers-and-its-expression-correlates-with-%C3%AE-catenin-and-dnmt1-expression-and-poor-prognosis
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Yi-Wen Zheng, Li Zhang, Yuan Wang, Song-Yan Chen, Lei Lei, Na Tang, Da-Lei Yang, Lin-Lin Bai, Xiu-Peng Zhang, Gui-Yang Jiang, Lian-He Yang, Hong-Tao Xu, Qing-Chang Li, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang
Thyroid cancer 1 (TC1, C8orf4) plays important roles in tumors. The aim of this study was to examine the protein expression levels, methylation status, and mutational status of TC1 (C8orf4) in lung cancers, and investigate the correlation between TC1, other members of the Wnt signaling pathway, and lung cancer. TC1 expression levels were assessed via immunohistochemical staining in 179 cases of lung cancer. β-catenin, TCF4, Axin, Disabled-2, Chibby, and DNA methyltransferase-1 (DNMT1) expressions were also examined...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429638/an-unusual-presentation-of-a-cervical-paraspinal-leiomyoma-in-an-adolescent-female
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Jeffrey A Swarz, Arayamparambil C Anilkumar, Douglas C Miller, N Scott Litofsky, Tomoko Tanaka
Objective We describe an apparently unique case of an extra-uterine leiomyoma in the cervical paraspinus including its evaluation and management. Methods A 14-year-old girl was referred to the neurology clinic for an abnormal head CT following a concussion. MRI revealed a homogenously enhancing left cervical paraspinal mass. The patient underwent complete resection and subsequent genetic testing and counseling were obtained to determine the presence of Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) or Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer (HLRCC) mutations...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429069/mupexi-prediction-of-neo-epitopes-from-tumor-sequencing-data
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Anne-Mette Bjerregaard, Morten Nielsen, Sine Reker Hadrup, Zoltan Szallasi, Aron Charles Eklund
Personalization of immunotherapies such as cancer vaccines and adoptive T cell therapy depends on identification of patient-specific neo-epitopes that can be specifically targeted. MuPeXI, the mutant peptide extractor and informer, is a program to identify tumor-specific peptides and assess their potential to be neo-epitopes. The program input is a file with somatic mutation calls, a list of HLA types, and optionally a gene expression profile. The output is a table with all tumor-specific peptides derived from nucleotide substitutions, insertions, and deletions, along with comprehensive annotation, including HLA binding and similarity to normal peptides...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428272/hur-small-molecule-inhibitor-elicits-differential-effects-in-adenomatosis-polyposis-and-colorectal-carcinogenesis
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Michaela Lang, David Berry, Katharina Passecker, Ildiko Mesteri, Sabin Bhuju, Florian Ebner, Vitaly Sedlyarov, Rayko Evstatiev, Kyle Dammann, Alexander Loy, Orest Kuzyk, Pavel Kovarik, Vineeta Khare, Martin Beibel, Guglielmo Roma, Nicole Meisner-Kober, Christoph Gasche
HuR is an RNA-binding protein implicated in immune homeostasis and various cancers, including colorectal cancer. HuR binding to AU-rich elements within the 3' untranslated region of mRNAs encoding oncogenes, growth factors, and various cytokines leads message stability and translation. In this study, we evaluated HuR as a small-molecule target for preventing colorectal cancer in high-risk groups such as those with familial adenomatosis polyposis (FAP) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In human specimens, levels of cytoplasmic HuR were increased in colonic epithelial cells from patients with IBD, IBD-cancer, FAP-adenoma, and colorectal cancer, but not in patients with IBD-dysplasia...
February 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428207/mr-imaging-grading-system-for-skull-base-chordoma
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K Tian, L Wang, J Ma, K Wang, D Li, J Du, G Jia, Z Wu, J Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Skull base chordoma has been widely studied in recent years, however, imaging characteristics of this tumor have not been well elaborated. The purpose of this study was to establish an MR imaging grading system for skull base chordoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 156 patients with skull base chordomas were retrospectively assessed. Tumor-to-pons signal intensity ratios were calculated from pretreatment MR images RT1 (ratio of tumor to pons signal intensity in T1 FLAIR sequence), RT2 (ratio of tumor to pons signal intensity in T2 sequence) and REN (ratio of tumor to pons signal intensity in enhanced T1 FLAIR sequence), and significant ratios for overall survival and progression-free survival were selected to establish a grading system...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428148/plasma-ctdna-analysis-for-detection-of-the-egfr-t790m-mutation-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Suzanne Jenkins, James C-H Yang, Suresh S Ramalingam, Karen Yu, Sabina Patel, Susie Weston, Rachel Hodge, Mireille Cantarini, Pasi A Jänne, Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Glenwood D Goss
INTRODUCTION: Tumor biopsies for detecting epidermal growth factor receptor mutations (EGFRm) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are invasive, costly and not always feasible for patients with late-stage disease. The clinical utility of the cobas(®) EGFR Mutation Test v2 with plasma samples from patients with NSCLC at disease progression following previous EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy was investigated to determine osimertinib treatment eligibility. METHODS: Matched tumor tissue and plasma samples from patients screened for AURA extension and AURA2 phase II studies were tested for EGFRm using tissue- and plasma-based cobas(®) EGFR Mutation Tests v2...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428144/association-of-aflatoxin-and-gallbladder-cancer
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Jill Koshiol, Yu-Tang Gao, Michael Dean, Patricia Egner, Chirag Nepal, Kristine Jones, Bingsheng Wang, Asif Rashid, Wen Luo, Alison Van Dyke, Catterina Ferreccio, Michael Malasky, Ming-Chang Shen, Bin Zhu, Jesper B Andersen, Allan Hildesheim, Ann W Hsing, John Groopman
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aflatoxin, which causes hepatocellular carcinoma, may also cause gallbladder cancer. We investigated whether patients with gallbladder cancer have higher exposure to aflatoxin than patients with gallstones. METHODS: We measured aflatoxin B1 (AFB1)-lysine adducts in plasma samples from the Shanghai Biliary Tract Cancer case-control study, conducted from 1997 through 2001. We calculated age- and sex-adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs and the population-attributable fraction for 209 patients with gallbladder cancer and gallstones vs 250 patients with gallstones without cancer (controls)...
April 17, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427244/whole-genome-expression-analyses-of-type-2-diabetes-in-human-skin-reveal-altered-immune-function-and-burden-of-infection
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Chun Wu, Xiaopan Chen, Jing Shu, Chun-Ting Lee
Skin disorders are among most common complications associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Although T2DM patients are known to have increased risk of infections and other T2DM-related skin disorders, their molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. This study aims to identify dysregulated genes and gene networks that are associated with T2DM in human skin. We compared the expression profiles of 56,318 transcribed genes on 74 T2DM cases and 148 gender- age-, and race-matched non-diabetes controls from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) database...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427242/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-variant-iii-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-is-not-relevant-for-targeted-therapy-and-irradiation
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Dominik Thomas Koch, Anja Pickhard, Lena Gebel, Anna Maria S Buchberger, Murat Bas, Carolin Mogler, Rudolf Reiter, Guido Piontek, Markus Wirth
BACKGROUND: The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is an important regulator of cell growth and survival, and is highly variable in tumor cells. The most prevalent variation of the EGFR extracellular domain is the EGFR variant III (EGFRvIII). Some studies imply that EGFRvIII may be responsible for the poor response to the monoclonal EGFR-antibody Cetuximab, used therapeutically in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Due to inconsistent data in the literature regarding EGFRvIII prevalence and clinical relevance in HNSCC, especially its predictive value, we examined EGFRvIII-transfected cell lines and patient tissue samples...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427232/embryonic-signature-distinguishes-pediatric-and-adult-rhabdoid-tumors-from-other-smarcb1-deficient-cancers
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Wilfrid Richer, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Nathalie Clement, Irene Jimenez, Laetitia Maillot, David Gentien, Benoît Albaud, Walid Chemlali, Christine Galant, Frederique Larousserie, Pascaline Boudou-Rouquette, Amaury Leruste, Celine Chauvin, Zhi Yan Han, Jean-Michel Coindre, Pascale Varlet, Paul Freneaux, Dominique Ranchère-Vince, Olivier Delattre, Franck Bourdeaut
Extra-cranial rhabdoid tumors (RT) are highly aggressive malignancies of infancy, characterized by undifferentiated histological features and loss of SMARCB1 expression. The diagnosis is all the more challenging that other poorly differentiated cancers lose SMARCB1 expression, such as epithelioid sarcomas (ES), renal medullary carcinomas (RMC) or undifferentiated chordomas (UC). Moreover, late cases occurring in adults are now increasingly reported, raising the question of differential diagnoses and emphasizing nosological issues...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427191/down-regulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-rp11-708h21-4-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-for-colorectal-cancer-and-promotes-tumorigenesis-through-regulating-akt-mtor-pathway
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Longci Sun, Chunhui Jiang, Chunjie Xu, Hanbing Xue, Hong Zhou, Lei Gu, Ye Liu, Qing Xu
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) serve critical roles in cancer development and progression. Herein, through next generation RNA sequencing and experimental validations, we determined the expression status of RP11-708H21.4 in colorectal cancer (CRC) and explored its clinical significance and biological functions in CRC. Differentially expressed lncRNAs from CRC samples and corresponding normal mucosa tissues was screened through RNA sequencing, and RP11-708H21.4 was selected for further experimental validation...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427183/random-walk-based-method-to-identify-prognostic-genes-in-colorectal-cancer
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Xue Yang, Chen Zhao, Ning An
Currently, colorectal cancer remains one of the major causes of cancer mortality worldwide, despite significant advances in understanding its molecular mechanism. It has been putatively accepted that CRC, in most case, is a highly complicated process through adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Therefore, thorough researches regarding the molecular abnormalities, especially in precancerous stage, might be helpful in discovering potential biomarkers and promising therapeutic targets. Moreover, differentially expressed genes consistently dysregulated throughout the whole carcinogenic process might substantially reduce potential noise created by large-scale tumor heterogeneity...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427160/biomarker-analysis-of-the-phase-3-torch-trial-for-first-line-erlotinib-versus-chemotherapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Lucia Kim, Mauro Saieg, Massimo Di Maio, Ciro Gallo, Charles Butts, Fortunato Ciardiello, Ronald Feld, Dengxiao Cheng, Vittorio Gebbia, Marco Angelo Burgio, Yasmin Alam, Simona Signoriello, Antonio Rossi, Natasha Leighl, Paolo Maione, Alessandro Morabito, Geoffrey Liu, Ming-Sound Tsao, Francesco Perrone, Cesare Gridelli
BACKGROUND: The TORCH phase III trial compared the efficacy of first-line erlotinib followed by chemotherapy at progression (experimental arm) with the reverse sequence (standard arm) in unselected advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Here we report biomarker analyses. METHODS: EGFR and KRAS mutation, expression of EGFR family members and of cMET and PTEN and EGFR and ABCG2 germline polymorphisms were tested on tumor tissue or blood samples to either confirm previously proposed predictive role or describe it in an explorative setting...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
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