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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790263/herbicide-hormesis-can-act-as-a-driver-of-resistance-evolution-in-weeds-ps-ii-target-site-resistance-in-chenopodium-album-l-as-a-case-study
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Regina G Belz
BACKGROUND: Herbicide hormesis may play a role in weed resistance evolution by increasing resistance selection. A standard herbicide rate may be subtoxic to resistant plants and make them more fit than untreated plants. If this increase in fitness is ultimately expressed in reproductive traits, resistance genes can accumulate more rapidly and exacerbate resistance evolution by magnifying the selection differential between resistant and sensitive plants. The hypothesis of hormetically enhanced reproductive fitness was studied for a PSII target-site resistant (TSR) biotype of Chenopodium album exposed to the triazinone metamitron in comparison to its wild type...
May 23, 2018: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790226/comparative-analysis-of-akt-and-the-related-biomarkers-in-uterine-leiomyomas-with-med12-hmga2-and-fh-mutations
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Jia Xie, Julianne Ubango, Yanli Ban, Debabrata Chakravarti, J Julie Kim, Jian-Jun Wei
Uterine leiomyomas (ULM) are histologically and molecularly heterogeneous and clinically they grow at vastly different rates. Several driver gene mutations have been identified in ULM, including MED12 mutations, HMGA2 overexpression, and biallelic FH inactivation. ULM with different driver mutant genes may use different molecular pathways, but currently no clear correlation between gene mutations and growth related pathways has been established. To better define this relationship, we collected ULM with MED12 (n=25), HMGA2 (n=15) and FH (n=27) mutations and examined the sex steroid hormone, cell cycle, and AKT pathway genes by immunohistochemistry...
May 23, 2018: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789325/genomic-epidemiologic-evidence-that-estrogens-promote-breast-cancer-development
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Fritz F Parl, Philip S Crooke, W Dale Plummer, William D Dupont
BACKGROUND: Estrogens are a prime risk factor for breast cancer yet their causal relation to tumor formation remains uncertain. A recent study of 560 breast cancers identified 82 genes with 916 point mutations as drivers in the genesis of this malignancy. Since estrogens play a major role in breast cancer development and are also known to regulate the expression of numerous genes, we hypothesize that the 82 driver genes are likely to be influenced by estrogens, such as 17ß-estradiol (E2), and the estrogen receptor, ESR1 (ERα)...
May 22, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788456/kinact-a-computational-approach-for-predicting-activating-missense-mutations-in-protein-kinases
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Carlos H M Rodrigues, David B Ascher, Douglas E V Pires
Protein phosphorylation is tightly regulated due to its vital role in many cellular processes. While gain of function mutations leading to constitutive activation of protein kinases are known to be driver events of many cancers, the identification of these mutations has proven challenging. Here we present Kinact, a novel machine learning approach for predicting kinase activating missense mutations using information from sequence and structure. By adapting our graph-based signatures, Kinact represents both structural and sequence information, which are used as evidence to train predictive models...
May 21, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787863/validity-of-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-routine-care-for-identifying-clinically-relevant-molecular-profiles-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-results-of-a-2-year-experience-on-1-343-samples
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Antoine Legras, Marc Barritault, Anne Tallet, Elizabeth Fabre, Alice Guyard, Bastien Rance, William Digan, Nicolas Pecuchet, Etienne Giroux-Leprieur, Catherine Julie, Stéphane Jouveshomme, Véronique Duchatelle, Véronique Giraudet, Laure Gibault, Alain Cazier, Jean Pastre, Françoise LE Pimpec-Barthes, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Hélène Blons
Theranostic assays are based on single gene testing but the ability of next-generation sequencing (NGS) to interrogate numerous genetic alterations will progressively replace single gene assays. Although NGS was evaluated to screen for theranostic mutations, its usefulness in clinical practice on large series of samples remains to be demonstrated. NGS performance was assessed following guidelines. TaqMan probes and NGS were compared for their ability to detect EGFR and KRAS mutations and NGS mutation profiles were analyzed on a large series of NSCLC (n=1,343)...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787745/modeling-transposable-element-dynamics-with-fragmentation-equations
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Mario Banuelos, Suzanne Sindi
Transposable elements (TEs), segments of DNA capable of self-replication, are abundant in the genomes of most organisms and thus serve as a record of past mutational events. While some work suggests TEs may serve a regulatory function for the host, most empirical and theoretical studies have shown that TEs often have deleterious effects on a host. Because they are not essential, the host genome consists of both full-length (actively replicating) and partial length (inactive remnant) copies of TEs. We developed a novel mathematical formulation of TE dynamics by modeling the density of full and partial length copies resulting from mutations (insertions and deletions) and TE replication within the host genome...
May 19, 2018: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780628/comprehensive-targeted-super-deep-next-generation-sequencing-enhances-differential-diagnosis-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodules
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Mingzhi Ye, Shiyong Li, Weizhe Huang, Chunli Wang, Liping Liu, Jun Liu, Jilong Liu, Hui Pan, Qiuhua Deng, Hailing Tang, Long Jiang, Weizhe Huang, Xi Chen, Di Shao, Zhiyu Peng, Renhua Wu, Jing Zhong, Zhe Wang, Xiaoping Zhang, Karsten Kristiansen, Jian Wang, Ye Yin, Mao Mao, Jianxing He, Wenhua Liang
Background: A non-invasive method to predict the malignancy of surgery-candidate solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) is urgently needed. Methods: Super-depth next generation sequencing (NGS) of 35 paired tissues and plasma DNA was performed as an attempt to develop an early diagnosis approach. Results: Only ~6% of malignant nodule patients had driver mutations in the circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) with >10,000-fold sequencing depth, and the concordance of mutation between tDNA and ctDNA was 3...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780592/preleukemic-and-second-hit-mutational-events-in-an-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patient-with-a-novel-germline-runx1-mutation
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Isaac Ks Ng, Joanne Lee, Christopher Ng, Bustamin Kosmo, Lily Chiu, Elaine Seah, Michelle Meng Huang Mok, Karen Tan, Motomi Osato, Wee-Joo Chng, Benedict Yan, Lip Kun Tan
Background: Germline mutations in the RUNX1 transcription factor give rise to a rare autosomal dominant genetic condition classified under the entity: Familial Platelet Disorders with predisposition to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (FPD/AML). While several studies have identified a myriad of germline RUNX1 mutations implicated in this disorder, second-hit mutational events are necessary for patients with hereditary thrombocytopenia to develop full-blown AML. The molecular picture behind this process remains unclear...
2018: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780256/the-utilization-of-next-generation-sequencing-to-detect-somatic-mutations-and-predict-clinical-prognosis-of-chinese-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Liming Cao, Long Long, Min Li, Huaping Yang, Pengbo Deng, Xinru Mao, Jianxing Xiang, Bing Li, Tengfei Zhang, Chengping Hu
Purpose: The development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized the understanding of oncogenesis of multiple types of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, there has been some debate over the utility of NGS for predicting patient prognosis and determining molecular targeted therapy. Therefore, we sought to demonstrate the numerous applications of NGS in the prognostic predictions and treatment of NSCLC patients. Materials and methods: We performed NGS on either liquid or tissue tumor biopsies obtained from 53 NSCLC patients...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779944/analysis-of-genetically-diverse-macrophages-reveals-local-and-domain-wide-mechanisms-that-control-transcription-factor-binding-and-function
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Verena M Link, Sascha H Duttke, Hyun B Chun, Inge R Holtman, Emma Westin, Marten A Hoeksema, Yohei Abe, Dylan Skola, Casey E Romanoski, Jenhan Tao, Gregory J Fonseca, Ty D Troutman, Nathanael J Spann, Tobias Strid, Mashito Sakai, Miao Yu, Rong Hu, Rongxin Fang, Dirk Metzler, Bing Ren, Christopher K Glass
Non-coding genetic variation is a major driver of phenotypic diversity and allows the investigation of mechanisms that control gene expression. Here, we systematically investigated the effects of >50 million variations from five strains of mice on mRNA, nascent transcription, transcription start sites, and transcription factor binding in resting and activated macrophages. We observed substantial differences associated with distinct molecular pathways. Evaluating genetic variation provided evidence for roles of ∼100 TFs in shaping lineage-determining factor binding...
May 5, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776953/the-landscape-of-actionable-genomic-alterations-in-cell-free-circulating-tumor-dna-from-21-807-advanced-cancer-patients
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Oliver A Zill, Kimberly C Banks, Stephen R Fairclough, Stefanie Mortimer, James V Vowles, Reza Mokhtari, David R Gandara, Philip C Mack, Justin I Odegaard, Rebecca J Nagy, Arthur M Baca, Helmy Eltoukhy, Darya I Chudova, Richard B Lanman, AmirAli Talasaz
PURPOSE: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) sequencing provides a non-invasive method for obtaining actionable genomic information to guide personalized cancer treatment, but the presence of multiple alterations in circulation related to treatment and tumor heterogeneity complicate the interpretation of the observed variants. Experimental Design: We describe the somatic mutation landscape of 70 cancer genes from cfDNA deep-sequencing analysis of 21,807 patients with treated, late-stage cancers across >50 cancer types...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774524/%C3%AE-e-catenin-is-a-candidate-tumor-suppressor-for-the-development-of-e-cadherin-expressing-lobular-type-breast-cancer
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Jolien S de Groot, Max A K Rätze, Miranda van Amersfoort, Tanja Eisemann, Eva J Vlug, Mijanou T Niklaas, Suet-Feung Chin, Carlos Caldas, Paul J van Diest, Jos Jonkers, Johan de Rooij, Patrick W B Derksen
Mutational inactivation of E-cadherin (CDH1) is the main driver of invasive lobular breast cancer (ILC), although approximately 10-15% of all ILCs retain membrane-localized E-cadherin, despite the presence of an apparent non-cohesive and invasive lobular growth pattern. Given that ILC is dependent on constitutive actomyosin contraction for tumor development and progression, we used a combination of cell systems and in vivo experiments to investigate the consequences of α-catenin (CTNNA1) loss in the regulation of anchorage independence of non-invasive breast carcinoma...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774131/methylation-of-dna-and-chromatin-as-a-mechanism-of-oncogenesis-and-therapeutic-target-in-neuroblastoma
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REVIEW
Ram Mohan Ram Kumar, Nina Felice Schor
Neuroblastoma (NB), a developmental cancer, is often fatal, emphasizing the need to understand its pathogenesis and identify new therapeutic targets. The heterogeneous pathological and clinical phenotype of NB underscores the cryptic biological and genetic features of this tumor that result in outcomes ranging from rapid progression to spontaneous regression. Despite recent genome-wide mutation analyses, most primary NBs do not harbor driver mutations, implicating epigenetically-mediated gene regulatory mechanisms in the initiation and maintenance of NB...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774127/paf1-complex-interactions-with-setdb1-mediate-promoter-h3k9-methylation-and-transcriptional-repression-of-hoxa9-and-meis1-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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James Ropa, Nirmalya Saha, Zhiling Chen, Justin Serio, Wei Chen, Dattatreya Mellacheruvu, Lili Zhao, Venkatesha Basrur, Alexey I Nesvizhskii, Andrew G Muntean
The Polymerase Associated Factor 1 complex (PAF1c) is an epigenetic co-modifying complex that directly contacts RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) and several epigenetic regulating proteins. Mutations, overexpression and loss of expression of subunits of the PAF1c are observed in various forms of cancer suggesting proper regulation is needed for cellular development. However, the biochemical interactions with the PAF1c that allow dynamic gene regulation are unclear. We and others have shown that the PAF1c makes a direct interaction with MLL fusion proteins, which are potent oncogenic drivers of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774030/changes-in-the-tcr%C3%AE-repertoire-and-tumor-immune-signature-from-a-cutaneous-melanoma-patient-immunized-with-the-csf-470-vaccine-a-case-report
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Mariana Aris, Alicia Inés Bravo, María Betina Pampena, Paula Alejandra Blanco, Ibel Carri, Daniel Koile, Patricio Yankilevich, Estrella Mariel Levy, María Marcela Barrio, José Mordoh
The allogeneic therapeutic vaccine CSF-470 has demonstrated a significant benefit over medium-dose IFNα2b in the distant metastasis-free survival for stages IIB-IIC-III cutaneous melanoma patients in a randomized phase II/III clinical trial (CASVAC-0401, NCT01729663). At the end of the 2-year CSF-470 immunization protocol, patient #006 developed several lung and one subcutaneous melanoma metastases; this later was excised. In this report, we analyzed the changes throughout vaccination of immune populations in blood and in the tumor tissue, with special focus on the T-cell repertoire...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773717/stk11-lkb1-mutations-and-pd-1-inhibitor-resistance-in-kras-mutant-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Ferdinandos Skoulidis, Michael E Goldberg, Danielle M Greenawalt, Matthew D Hellmann, Mark M Awad, Justin F Gainor, Alexa B Schrock, Ryan J Hartmaier, Sally E Trabucco, Laurie Gay, Siraj M Ali, Julia A Elvin, Gaurav Singal, Jeffrey S Ross, David Fabrizio, Peter M Szabo, Han Chang, Ariella Sasson, Sujaya Srinivasan, Stefan Kirov, Joseph Szustakowski, Patrik Vitazka, Robin Edwards, Jose A Bufill, Neelesh Sharma, Sai-Hong I Ou, Nir Peled, David R Spigel, Hira Rizvi, Elizabeth Jimenez Aguilar, Brett W Carter, Jeremy Erasmus, Darragh F Halpenny, Andrew J Plodkowski, Niamh M Long, Mizuki Nishino, Warren L Denning, Ana Galan-Cobo, Haifa Hamdi, Taghreed Hirz, Pan Tong, Jing Wang, Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, Pamela A Villalobos, Edwin R Parra, Neda Kalhor, Lynette M Sholl, Jennifer L Sauter, Achim A Jungbluth, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Roxana Azimi, Yasir Y Elamin, Jianjun Zhang, Giulia C Leonardi, Fei Jiang, Kwok-Kin Wong, J Jack Lee, Vassiliki A Papadimitrakopoulou, Ignacio I Wistuba, Vincent A Miller, Garrett M Frampton, Jedd D Wolchok, Alice T Shaw, Pasi A Jänne, Philip J Stephens, Charles M Rudin, William J Geese, Lee A Albacker, John V Heymach
KRAS is the most common oncogenic driver in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAC). We previously reported that STK11/LKB1 (KL) or TP53 (KP) co-mutations define distinct subgroups of KRAS-mutant LUAC. Here, we examine the efficacy of PD-1 inhibitors in these subgroups. Objective response rates to PD-1 blockade differed significantly among KL (7.4%), KP (35.7%), and K-only (28.6%) subgroups (P<0.001) in the SU2C cohort (174 patients) with KRAS-mutant LUAC and in patients treated with nivolumab in the CheckMate-057 phase 3 trial (0% vs 57...
May 17, 2018: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773426/stem-cell-transcription-factor-sox2-in-synovial-sarcoma-and-other-soft-tissue-tumors
#17
Heba Zayed, Iver Petersen
BACKGROUND: SOX2 has gained considerable interest as a pluripotency inducing gene. Co-transfection of SOX2 together with NANOG, KLF4 and c-MYC into adult fibroblasts was able to generate pluripotent stem cells. SOX2 has been reported to be expressed in synovial sarcoma, a tumor being characterized by the SS18-SSX gene fusion forming part of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex that affects histone methylation. The role of SOX2 in this tumor type as well as other soft tissue tumor entities however is still poorly characterized...
May 4, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771315/palimpsest-an-r-package-for-studying-mutational-and-structural-variant-signatures-along-clonal-evolution-in-cancer
#18
Jayendra Shinde, Quentin Bayard, Sandrine Imbeaud, Théo Z Hirsch, Feng Liu, Victor Renault, Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Eric Letouzé
Summary: Cancer genomes are altered by various mutational processes and, like palimpsests, bear the signatures of these different processes. The Palimpsest R package provides a complete workflow for the characterization and visualization of mutational signatures and their evolution along tumor development. The package covers a wide range of functions for extracting both base substitution and structural variant signatures, inferring the clonality of each alteration and analyzing the evolution of mutational processes between early clonal and late subclonal events...
May 16, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770198/recent-advances-in-managing-understanding-meningioma
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REVIEW
Nawal Shaikh, Karan Dixit, Jeffrey Raizer
Meningiomas are the most common adult primary intracranial tumor. Despite their higher incidence, there have not-until recently-been as many advances in understanding and managing meningiomas. Thus far, two broad classes of meningiomas have emerged on the basis of their mutational profile: those driven by neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) inactivation and those with non-NF2 driver gene alterations, such as mammalian target of rapamycin and Hedgehog, Wingless/b-catenin, Notch, transforming growth factor-b receptor, mitogen-activated protein kinase, and phospholipase C pathway alterations...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769567/genomic-alterations-of-ground-glass-nodular-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Hyun Lee, Je-Gun Joung, Hyun-Tae Shin, Duk-Hwan Kim, Yujin Kim, Hojoong Kim, O Jung Kwon, Young Mog Shim, Ho Yun Lee, Kyung Soo Lee, Yoon-La Choi, Woong-Yang Park, D Neil Hayes, Sang-Won Um
In-depth molecular pathogenesis of ground-glass nodular lung adenocarcinoma has not been well understood. The objectives of this study were to identify genomic alterations in ground-glass nodular lung adenocarcinomas and to investigate whether viral transcripts were detected in these tumors. Nine patients with pure (n = 4) and part-solid (n = 5) ground-glass nodular adenocarcinomas were included. Six were females with a median age of 58 years. We performed targeted exon sequencing and RNA sequencing...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
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