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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342334/oncogene-addiction-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-focus-on-ros1-inhibition
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Francesco Facchinetti, Giulio Rossi, Emilio Bria, Jean-Charles Soria, Benjamin Besse, Roberta Minari, Luc Friboulet, Marcello Tiseo
Detection of molecular aberrations driving the biology and the clinical behavior of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) allows the adoption of specific therapeutic strategies dramatically impacting disease courses. Among these, ROS1 rearrangements are present in 1-2% of lung adenocarcinomas. Thanks to similarities between ALK and ROS1 oncogenes, lessons inferred from ALK can be applied to ROS1-positive NSCLC; nevertheless, disparities exist between diseases mastered by these two fusion genes. In the absence of more common genetic alterations detected in NSCLC (e...
March 12, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341448/the-drosophila-dock-family-protein-sponge-is-required-for-development-of-the-air-sac-primordium
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Kazushge Morishita, Dang Ngoc Anh Suong, Hideki Yoshida, Masamitsu Yamaguchi
Dedicator of cytokinesis (DOCK) family genes are known as DOCK1-DOCK11 in mammals. DOCK family proteins mainly regulate actin filament polymerization and/or depolymerization and are GEF proteins, which contribute to cellular signaling events by activating small G proteins. Sponge (Spg) is a Drosophila counterpart to mammalian DOCK3/DOCK4, and plays a role in embryonic central nervous system development, R7 photoreceptor cell differentiation, and adult thorax development. In order to conduct further functional analyses on Spg in vivo, we examined its localization in third instar larval wing imaginal discs...
March 21, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340352/human-epistatic-interaction-controls-il7r-splicing-and-increases-multiple-sclerosis-risk
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Gaddiel Galarza-Muñoz, Farren B S Briggs, Irina Evsyukova, Geraldine Schott-Lerner, Edward M Kennedy, Tinashe Nyanhete, Liuyang Wang, Laura Bergamaschi, Steven G Widen, Georgia D Tomaras, Dennis C Ko, Shelton S Bradrick, Lisa F Barcellos, Simon G Gregory, Mariano A Garcia-Blanco
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder where T cells attack neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) leading to demyelination and neurological deficits. A driver of increased MS risk is the soluble form of the interleukin-7 receptor alpha chain gene (sIL7R) produced by alternative splicing of IL7R exon 6. Here, we identified the RNA helicase DDX39B as a potent activator of this exon and consequently a repressor of sIL7R, and we found strong genetic association of DDX39B with MS risk. Indeed, we showed that a genetic variant in the 5' UTR of DDX39B reduces translation of DDX39B mRNAs and increases MS risk...
March 23, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339086/identification-of-novel-mutations-in-endometrial-cancer-patients-by-whole-exome-sequencing
#4
Ya-Sian Chang, Hsien-Da Huang, Kun-Tu Yeh, Jan-Gowth Chang
The aim of the present study was to identify genomic alterations in Taiwanese endometrial cancer patients. This information is vitally important in Taiwan, where endometrial cancer is the second most common gynecological cancer. We performed whole-exome sequencing on DNA from 14 tumor tissue samples from Taiwanese endometrial cancer patients. We used the Genome Analysis Tool kit software package for data analysis, and the dbSNP, Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) databases for comparisons...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337983/self-inflicted-dna-double-strand-breaks-sustain-tumorigenicity-and-stemness-of-cancer-cells
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Xinjian Liu, Fang Li, Qian Huang, Zhengxiang Zhang, Ling Zhou, Yu Deng, Min Zhou, Donald E Fleenor, He Wang, Michael B Kastan, Chuan-Yuan Li
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are traditionally associated with cancer through their abilities to cause chromosomal instabilities or gene mutations. Here we report a new class of self-inflicted DNA DSBs that can drive tumor growth irrespective of their effects on genomic stability. We discover a mechanism through which cancer cells cause DSBs in their own genome spontaneously independent of reactive oxygen species or replication stress. In this mechanism, low-level cytochrome c leakage from the mitochondria leads to sublethal activation of apoptotic caspases and nucleases, which causes DNA DSBs...
March 24, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337975/a-chemical-chaperone-improves-muscle-function-in-mice-with-a-ryr1-mutation
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Chang Seok Lee, Amy D Hanna, Hui Wang, Adan Dagnino-Acosta, Aditya D Joshi, Mark Knoblauch, Yan Xia, Dimitra K Georgiou, Jianjun Xu, Cheng Long, Hisayuki Amano, Corey Reynolds, Keke Dong, John C Martin, William R Lagor, George G Rodney, Ergun Sahin, Caroline Sewry, Susan L Hamilton
Mutations in the RYR1 gene cause severe myopathies. Mice with an I4895T mutation in the type 1 ryanodine receptor/Ca(2+) release channel (RyR1) display muscle weakness and atrophy, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here we show that the I4895T mutation in RyR1 decreases the amplitude of the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) transient, resting cytosolic Ca(2+) levels, muscle triadin content and calsequestrin (CSQ) localization to the junctional SR, and increases endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress/unfolded protein response (UPR) and mitochondrial ROS production...
March 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337746/thymidylate-synthase-is-functionally-associated-with-zeb1-and-contributes-to-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-cancer-cells
#7
Aarif Siddiqui, Maria Eleni Vazakidou, Annemarie Schwab, Francesca Napoli, Cristina Fernandez-Molina, Ida Rapa, Marc P Stemmler, Marco Volante, Thomas Brabletz, Paolo Ceppi
Thymidylate synthase (TS) is a fundamental enzyme of nucleotide metabolism and one of the oldest anti-cancer targets. Beginning from the analysis of gene array data from the NCI-60 panel of cancer cell lines, we identified a significant correlation at both gene and protein level between TS and the markers of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a developmental process that allows cancer cells to acquire features of aggressiveness, like motility and chemoresistance. TS levels were found to be significantly augmented in mesenchymal-like compared to epithelial-like cancer cells, to be regulated by EMT induction, and to negatively correlate with micro-RNAs (miRNAs) usually expressed in epithelial-like cells and known to actively suppress EMT...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337153/defense-responses-to-short-term-hypoxia-and-seawater-acidification-in-the-thick-shell-mussel-mytilus-coruscus
#8
Yanming Sui, Yimeng Liu, Xin Zhao, Sam Dupont, Menghong Hu, Fangli Wu, Xizhi Huang, Jiale Li, Weiqun Lu, Youji Wang
The rising anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 results in the reduction of seawater pH, namely ocean acidification (OA). In East China Sea, the largest coastal hypoxic zone was observed in the world. This region is also strongly impacted by ocean acidification as receiving much nutrient from Changjiang and Qiantangjiang, and organisms can experience great short-term natural variability of DO and pH in this area. In order to evaluate the defense responses of marine mussels under this scenario, the thick shell mussel Mytilus coruscus were exposed to three pH/pCO2 levels (7...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336552/prospective-comprehensive-molecular-characterization-of-lung-adenocarcinomas-for-efficient-patient-matching-to-approved-and-emerging-therapies
#9
Emmet J Jordan, Hyunjae R Kim, Maria E Arcila, David A Barron, Debyani Chakravarty, Jianjiong Gao, Matthew T Chang, Andy Ni, Ritika Kundra, Philip Jonsson, Gowtham Jayakumaran, Sizhi P Gao, Hannah C Johnsen, Aphrothiti J Hanrahan, Ahmet Zehir, Natasha Rekhtman, Michelle S Ginsberg, Bob T Li, Helena Yu, Paul K Paik, Alexander Drilon, Matthew D Hellmann, Dalicia N Reales, Ryma Benayed, Valerie W Rusch, Mark G Kris, Jamie E Chaft, José Baselga, Barry S Taylor, Nikolaus Schultz, Charles M Rudin, David M Hyman, Michael F Berger, David B Solit, Marc Ladanyi, Gregory J Riely
Tumor genetic testing is standard of care for patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma but the fraction of patients who derive clinical benefit remains undefined. Here, we report the experience of 860 patients with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma analyzed prospectively for mutations in >300 cancer-associated genes. Potentially actionable genetic events were stratified into one of four levels based upon published clinical or laboratory evidence that the mutation in question confers increased sensitivity to standard or investigational therapies...
March 23, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334947/protocadherin-19-pcdh19-interacts-with-paraspeckle-protein-nono-to-co-regulate-gene-expression-with-estrogen-receptor-alpha-er%C3%AE
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Duyen H Pham, Chuan Tan, Claire C Homan, Kristy Kolc, Mark Corbett, Dale McAninch, Archa Fox, Paul Thomas, Raman Kumar, Jozef Gecz
De novo and inherited mutations of X-chromosome cell adhesion molecule protocadherin 19 (PCDH19) cause frequent, highly variable epilepsy, autism, cognitive decline and behavioural problems syndrome. Intriguingly, hemizygous null males are not affected while heterozygous females are, contradicting established X-chromosome inheritance. The disease mechanism is not known. Cellular mosaicism is the likely driver. We have identified p54nrb/NONO, a multifunctional nuclear paraspeckle protein with known roles in nuclear hormone receptor gene regulation, as a PCDH19 protein interacting partner...
March 17, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334913/tdp-43-mutations-causing-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-are-associated-with-altered-expression-of-rna-binding-protein-hnrnp-k-and-affect-the-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
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Diane Moujalled, Alexandra Grubman, Karla Acevedo, Shu Yang, Yazi D Ke, Donia M Moujalled, Clare Duncan, Aphrodite Caragounis, Nirma D Perera, Bradley J Turner, Mercedes Prudencio, Leonard Petrucelli, Ian Blair, Lars M Ittner, Peter J Crouch, Jeffrey R Liddell, Anthony R White
TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) is a major disease-associated protein involved in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration with ubiquitin-positive inclusions (FTLD-U). Our previous studies found a direct association between TDP-43 and heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K (hnRNP K). In this study, utilizing ALS patient fibroblasts harboring a TDP-43M337V mutation and NSC-34 motor neuronal cell line expressing TDP-43Q331K mutation, we show that hnRNP K expression is impaired in urea soluble extracts from mutant TDP-43 cell models...
March 9, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334197/ppar%C3%AE-regulates-tumor-cell-proliferation-and-senescence-via-a-novel-target-gene-carnitine-palmitoyltransferase-1c
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Yixin Chen, Yongtao Wang, Yaoyao Huang, Hang Zeng, Bingfang Hu, Lihuan Guan, Huizhen Zhang, Ai-Ming Yu, Caroline H Johnson, Frank J Gonzalez, Min Huang, Huichang Bi
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1C (CPT1C), an enzyme located in the outer mitochondria membrane, has a crucial role in fatty acid transport and oxidation. It is also involved in cell proliferation and is a potential driver for cancer cell senescence. However, its upstream regulatory mechanism is unknown. Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor α (PPARα) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that regulates lipid metabolism and tumor progression. The current study aimed to elucidate whether and how PPARα regulates CPT1C and then affects cancer cell proliferation and senescence...
March 3, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333948/epigenomic-annotation-of-noncoding-mutations-identifies-mutated-pathways-in-primary-liver-cancer
#13
Rebecca F Lowdon, Ting Wang
Evidence that noncoding mutation can result in cancer driver events is mounting. However, it is more difficult to assign molecular biological consequences to noncoding mutations than to coding mutations, and a typical cancer genome contains many more noncoding mutations than protein-coding mutations. Accordingly, parsing functional noncoding mutation signal from noise remains an important challenge. Here we use an empirical approach to identify putatively functional noncoding somatic single nucleotide variants (SNVs) from liver cancer genomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333928/network-perturbation-by-recurrent-regulatory-variants-in-cancer
#14
Kiwon Jang, Kwoneel Kim, Ara Cho, Insuk Lee, Jung Kyoon Choi
Cancer driving genes have been identified as recurrently affected by variants that alter protein-coding sequences. However, a majority of cancer variants arise in noncoding regions, and some of them are thought to play a critical role through transcriptional perturbation. Here we identified putative transcriptional driver genes based on combinatorial variant recurrence in cis-regulatory regions. The identified genes showed high connectivity in the cancer type-specific transcription regulatory network, with high outdegree and many downstream genes, highlighting their causative role during tumorigenesis...
March 23, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332632/loss-of-chromosome-y-leads-to-down-regulation-of-kdm5d-and-kdm6c-epigenetic-modifiers-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Madeleine Arseneault, Jean Monlong, Naveen S Vasudev, Ruhina S Laskar, Maryam Safisamghabadi, Patricia Harnden, Lars Egevad, Nazanin Nourbehesht, Pudchalaluck Panichnantakul, Ivana Holcatova, Antonin Brisuda, Vladimir Janout, Helena Kollarova, Lenka Foretova, Marie Navratilova, Dana Mates, Viorel Jinga, David Zaridze, Anush Mukeria, Pouria Jandaghi, Paul Brennan, Alvis Brazma, Jorg Tost, Ghislaine Scelo, Rosamonde E Banks, Mark Lathrop, Guillaume Bourque, Yasser Riazalhosseini
Recent genomic studies of sporadic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) have uncovered novel driver genes and pathways. Given the unequal incidence rates among men and women (male:female incidence ratio approaches 2:1), we compared the genome-wide distribution of the chromosomal abnormalities in both sexes. We observed a higher frequency for the somatic recurrent chromosomal copy number variations (CNVs) of autosomes in male subjects, whereas somatic loss of chromosome X was detected exclusively in female patients (17...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332019/comparative-tissue-transcriptomics-highlights-dynamic-differences-among-tissues-but-conserved-metabolic-transcript-prioritization-in-preparation-for-arousal-from-torpor
#16
Lori K Bogren, Katharine R Grabek, Gregory S Barsh, Sandra L Martin
During the hibernation season, 13-lined ground squirrels spend days to weeks in torpor with body temperatures near freezing then spontaneously rewarm. The molecular drivers of the drastic physiological changes that orchestrate and permit torpor are not well understood. Although transcription effectively ceases at the low body temperatures of torpor, previous work has demonstrated that some transcripts are protected from bulk degradation in brown adipose tissue (BAT), consistent with the importance of their protein products for metabolic heat generation during arousal from torpor...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331826/pulmonary-ground-glass-opacity-computed-tomography-features-histopathology-and-molecular-pathology
#17
REVIEW
Jian-Wei Gao, Stefania Rizzo, Li-Hong Ma, Xiang-Yu Qiu, Arne Warth, Nobuhiko Seki, Mizue Hasegawa, Jia-Wei Zou, Qian Li, Marco Femia, Tang-Feng Lv, Yong Song
The incidence of pulmonary ground-glass opacity (GGO) lesions is increasing as a result of the widespread use of multislice spiral computed tomography (CT) and the low-dose CT screening for lung cancer detection. Besides benign lesions, GGOs can be a specific type of lung adenocarcinomas or their preinvasive lesions. Evaluation of pulmonary GGO and investigation of the correlation between CT imaging features and lung adenocarcinoma subtypes or driver genes can be helpful in confirming the diagnosis and in guiding the clinical management...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331386/phylogenetic-analysis-of-the-genus-laparocerus-with-comments-on-colonisation-and-diversification-in-macaronesia-coleoptera-curculionidae-entiminae
#18
Antonio Machado, Eduardo Rodríguez-Expósito, Mercedes López, Mariano Hernández
The flightless Entiminae weevil genus Laparocerus is the species-richest genus, with 237 species and subspecies, inhabiting Macaronesia (Madeira archipelago, Selvagens, Canary Islands) and the continental 'Macaronesian enclave' in Morocco (one single polytypic species). This is the second contribution to gain insight of the genus and assist in its systematic revision with a mitochondrial phylogenetic analysis. It centres on the Canarian clade, adding the 12S rRNA gene to the combined set of COII and 16S rRNA used in our first contribution on the Madeiran clade (here re-analysed)...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329683/inactivation-of-ezh2-upregulates-gfi1-and-drives-aggressive-myc-driven-group-3-medulloblastoma
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BaoHan T Vo, Chunliang Li, Marc A Morgan, Ilan Theurillat, David Finkelstein, Shaela Wright, Judith Hyle, Stephanie M C Smith, Yiping Fan, Yong-Dong Wang, Gang Wu, Brent A Orr, Paul A Northcott, Ali Shilatifard, Charles J Sherr, Martine F Roussel
The most aggressive of four medulloblastoma (MB) subgroups are cMyc-driven group 3 (G3) tumors, some of which overexpress EZH2, the histone H3K27 mono-, di-, and trimethylase of polycomb-repressive complex 2. Ezh2 has a context-dependent role in different cancers as an oncogene or tumor suppressor and retards tumor progression in a mouse model of G3 MB. Engineered deletions of Ezh2 in G3 MBs by gene editing nucleases accelerated tumorigenesis, whereas Ezh2 re-expression reversed attendant histone modifications and slowed tumor progression...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329682/the-swi-snf-protein-pbrm1-restrains-vhl-loss-driven-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Amrita M Nargund, Can G Pham, Yiyu Dong, Patricia I Wang, Hatice U Osmangeyoglu, Yuchen Xie, Omer Aras, Song Han, Toshinao Oyama, Shugaku Takeda, Chelsea E Ray, Zhenghong Dong, Mathieu Berge, A Ari Hakimi, Sebastien Monette, Carl L Lekaye, Jason A Koutcher, Christina S Leslie, Chad J Creighton, Nils Weinhold, William Lee, Satish K Tickoo, Zhong Wang, Emily H Cheng, James J Hsieh
PBRM1 is the second most commonly mutated gene after VHL in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). However, the biological consequences of PBRM1 mutations for kidney tumorigenesis are unknown. Here, we find that kidney-specific deletion of Vhl and Pbrm1, but not either gene alone, results in bilateral, multifocal, transplantable clear cell kidney cancers. PBRM1 loss amplified the transcriptional outputs of HIF1 and STAT3 incurred by Vhl deficiency. Analysis of mouse and human ccRCC revealed convergence on mTOR activation, representing the third driver event after genetic inactivation of VHL and PBRM1...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
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