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Masaki Kobayashi, Douglas W Zochodne
Diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) continues to be generally considered as a "microvascular" complication of diabetes mellitus alongside nephropathy and retinopathy. The microvascular hypothesis, however, may be tempered by the concept that diabetes directly targets dorsal root ganglion sensory neurons. This neuron specific concept, supported by accumulating evidence, might account for important features of DPN, such as its early sensory neuron degeneration. Diabetic sensory neurons develop neuronal atrophy alongside a series of mRNA changes related to declines in structural proteins, increases in heat shock protein (HSP), increases in the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE), declines in growth factor signaling and other changes...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
Andrew Brandmaier, Sheng-Qi Hou, Sandra Demaria, Silvia C Formenti, Wen H Shen
BACKGROUND: PTEN is well known to function as a tumor suppressor that antagonizes oncogenic signaling and maintains genomic stability. The PTEN gene is frequently deleted or mutated in human cancers and the wide cancer spectrum associated with PTEN deficiency has been recapitulated in a variety of mouse models of Pten deletion or mutation. Pten mutations are highly penetrant in causing various types of spontaneous tumors that often exhibit resistance to anticancer therapies including immunotherapy...
June 2017: Frontiers in Biology
N Garmpis, C Damaskos, A Garmpi, E Spartalis, E Kalampokas, T Kalampokas, G-A Margonis, D Schizas, N Andreatos, A Angelou, A Lavaris, A Athanasiou, K G Apostolou, M Spartalis, Z Damaskou, A Daskalopoulou, E Diamantis, K Tsivelekas, A Alavanos, S Valsami, M M Moschos, A Sampani, A Nonni, E A Antoniou, D Mantas, G Tsourouflis, K Markatos, K Kontzoglou, D Perrea, N Nikiteas, A Kostakis, D Dimitroulis
OBJECTIVE: Endometrial cancer is increasingly prevalent in western societies and affects mainly postmenopausal women; notably incidence rates have been rising by 1.9% per year on average since 2005. Although the early-stage endometrial cancer can be effectively managed with surgery, more advanced stages of the disease require multimodality treatment with varying results. In recent years, endometrial cancer has been extensively studied at the molecular level in an attempt to develop effective therapies...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Sofia Lopes, Julia Vide, Elisabete Moreira, Filomena Azevedo
Cowden syndrome is a rare genodermatosis of autosomal dominant inheritance characterized by multiple hamartomas in several organs and an increased risk of malignancies. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with a history of benign and malignant thyroid disease, intestinal polyposis, and Chiari malformation. He had several trichilemmomas, papillomatosis of the oral cavity, macular pigmentation of the glans penis, among other clinical features suggestive of Cowden syndrome. Given the suspicion, genetic study was conducted and PTEN mutation was identified...
August 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Nahal Haddadi, Yiguang Lin, Glena Travis, Ann M Simpson, Eileen M McGowan, Najah T Nassif
Regulation of the PI-3 kinase (PI3K)/Akt signalling pathway is essential for maintaining the integrity of fundamental cellular processes, cell growth, survival, death and metabolism, and dysregulation of this pathway is implicated in the development and progression of cancers. Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are major upstream regulators of PI3K/Akt signalling. The phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN), a well characterised tumour suppressor, is a prime antagonist of PI3K and therefore a negative regulator of this pathway...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
Wan-Cai Que, Hong-Qiang Qiu, Yu Cheng, Mao-Bai Liu, Chao-Yang Wu
BACKGROUND: Kidney cancer is one of the most common cancers in the USA causing 14,400 deaths per year. The phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) has been extensively documented as a tumor suppresser gene in cancer. However, there is unclear evidence for its clinicopathological and prognostic role in kidney cancer. METHODS: A systematic review of literature assessing PTEN expression and clinical outcome in patients with kidney cancer. Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, and Chinese databases were searched for collecting for the eligible studies providing sufficient information...
February 2, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Shanshan Zhang, Xiaoxing Li, Hui-Yun Wang, X F Steven Zheng
MAF1 was discovered as a master repressor of Pol III-dependent transcription in response to diverse extracellular signals, including growth factor, nutrient and stress. It is regulated through posttranslational mechanisms such as phosphorylation. A prominent upstream regulator of MAF1 is the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. mTOR kinase directly phosphorylates MAF1, controlling its localization and transcriptional activity. In mammals, MAF1 has also been shown to regulate Pol I- and Pol II-dependent transcription...
January 30, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
J Wade Harper, Alban Ordureau, Jin-Mi Heo
Mitochondria produce energy in the form of ATP via oxidative phosphorylation. As defects in oxidative phosphorylation can generate harmful reactive oxygen species, it is important that damaged mitochondria are efficiently removed via a selective form of autophagy known as mitophagy. Owing to a combination of cell biological, structural and proteomic approaches, we are beginning to understand the mechanisms by which ubiquitin-dependent signals mark damaged mitochondria for mitophagy. This Review discusses the biochemical steps and regulatory mechanisms that promote the conjugation of ubiquitin to damaged mitochondria via the PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1) and the E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase parkin and how ubiquitin chains promote autophagosomal capture...
January 23, 2018: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
Karl H Pang, Francesco Esperto, Aidan P Noon
Bladder cancer (BC) is a common disease in both sexes and majority of cases present as non-muscle invasive BC (NMIBC). The percentage of NMIBC progressing to muscle invasive BC (MIBC) varies between 25% and 75% and currently there are no reliable biomarkers that may predict the outcome of high-risk (HR) NMIBC. Whilst The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project has identified genetic alteration in MIBC using next-generation sequencing (NGS), genetic data in HR-NMIBC outcome prediction using this new technology are limited...
December 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
Maisa Yoshimoto, Olga Ludkovski, Jennifer Good, Ciro Pereira, Robert J Gooding, Jean McGowan-Jordan, Alexander Boag, Andrew Evans, Ming-Sound Tsao, Paulo Nuin, Jeremy A Squire
A variety of laboratory methods are available for the detection of deletions of tumor suppressor genes and losses of their proteins. The clinical utility of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for the identification of deletions of tumor suppressor genes has previously been limited by difficulties in the interpretation of FISH signal patterns. The first deletion FISH assays using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections had to deal with a significant background level of signal losses affecting nuclei that are truncated by the cutting process of slide preparation...
January 16, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Kaitlyn Beyfuss, David A Hood
BACKGROUND: p53 is a tumor suppressor protein involved in regulating a wide array of signaling pathways. The role of p53 in the cell is determined by the type of imposed oxidative stress, its intensity and duration. The last decade of research has unravelled a dual nature in the function of p53 in mediating the oxidative stress burden. However, this is dependent on the specific properties of the applied stress and thus requires further analysis. METHODS: A systematic review was performed following an electronic search of Pubmed, Google Scholar, and ScienceDirect databases...
January 3, 2018: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
René Böttcher, Charlotte F Kweldam, Julie Livingstone, Emilie Lalonde, Takafumi N Yamaguchi, Vincent Huang, Fouad Yousif, Michael Fraser, Robert G Bristow, Theodorus van der Kwast, Paul C Boutros, Guido Jenster, Geert J L H van Leenders
BACKGROUND: Invasive cribriform and intraductal carcinoma (CR/IDC) is associated with adverse outcome of prostate cancer patients. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular aberrations associated with CR/IDC in primary prostate cancer, focusing on genomic instability and somatic copy number alterations (CNA). METHODS: Whole-slide images of The Cancer Genome Atlas Project (TCGA, N = 260) and the Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE, N = 199) radical prostatectomy datasets were reviewed for Gleason score (GS) and presence of CR/IDC...
January 2, 2018: BMC Cancer
Zhen Zhang, Qiuchen Chen, Jing Zhang, Yilin Wang, Xiaoyun Hu, Sainan Yin, Miao He, Shu Guan, Wenyan Qin, Qinghuan Xiao, Haishan Zhao, Weifan Yao, Huizhe Wu, Minjie Wei
The pTEN/AKT/mTOR signaling pathways play a critical role in balancing cell proliferation, differentiation, and survival. Recent studies researched the associations of core genes in the pTEN/AKT/mTOR pathway polymorphisms with the cancer susceptibility; however, the results are inconclusive. Therefore, a systematically meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the association between the five SNPs (mTOR rs2295080 and rs2536, AKT1 rs2494750 and rs2494752, pTEN rs701848) and cancer risk by systematic review of the literature in 31 eligible studies...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
Giulio Cavalli, Charles A Dinarello
IL-37 is a unique member of the IL-1 family of cytokines, which functions as a natural suppressor of inflammatory and immune responses. Immune and non-immune cells produce IL-37 precursor following pro-inflammatory stimuli. Following activating cleavage by caspase-1, mature IL-37 translocates to the nucleus, where it suppresses transcription of pro-inflammatory genes. Both precursor and mature IL-37 are also secreted in the extracellular space, where they bind IL-18Rα and recruit the IL-1R8 (formerly TIR8 or SIGIRR), which transduces anti-inflammatory signals by suppressing NF-kB and MAPK and by activating Mer-PTEN-DOK pathways...
January 2018: Immunological Reviews
Giorgia Acquaviva, Michela Visani, Andrea Repaci, Kerry J Rhoden, Dario de Biase, Annalisa Pession, Tallini Giovanni
Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy. Knowledge of the molecular pathology of thyroid tumours originating from follicular cells has greatly advanced in the past several years. Common molecular alterations, such as BRAF p.V600E, RAS point mutations, and fusion oncogenes (RET-PTC being the prototypical example), have been, respectively, associated with conventional papillary carcinoma, follicular-patterned tumours (follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma, and the follicular variant of papillary carcinoma/non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features), and with papillary carcinomas from young patients and arising after exposure to ionising radiation, respectively...
January 2018: Histopathology
Hannah H Vestergaard, Marcus R Christensen, Ulrik N Lassen
BACKGROUND: advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is characterized by having limited treatment options and thus a poor prognosis. However, new treatment options, in the form of targeted agents (TA), have emerged during recent years. This systematic review aims to provide an overview of the accessible literature in PubMed evaluating TA used on NSCLC patients, and the resulting survival outcomes. METHOD: this systematic literature review was conducted by reviewing all relevant literature in PubMed...
February 2018: Acta Oncologica
Huiying Ma, Lodewijk A A Brosens, G Johan A Offerhaus, Francis M Giardiello, Wendy W J de Leng, Elizabeth A Montgomery
Colorectal cancer (CRC) accounts for over 8% of all deaths annually worldwide. Between 2 and 5% of all CRCs occur due to inherited syndromes, including Lynch syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis, MUTYH-associated polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, juvenile polyposis and Cowden/PTEN hamartoma syndrome. In addition, serrated polyposis is a clinically defined condition characterised by multiple colorectal serrated polyps and an increased risk of CRC but the genetics are not known. In most hereditary CRC syndromes, polyps undergo carcinogenesis, but the exact route to carcinoma seems to differ between the conditions...
January 2018: Pathology
Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier, Rémy Guillevin, Jean-Noël Vallée
Radiation therapy induces DNA damage and inflammation leading to fibrosis. Fibrosis can occur 4 to 12 months after radiation therapy. This process worsens with time and years. Radiation-induced fibrosis is characterized by fibroblasts proliferation, myofibroblast differentiation, and synthesis of collagen, proteoglycans and extracellular matrix. Myofibroblasts are non-muscle cells that can contract and relax. Myofibroblasts evolve towards irreversible retraction during fibrosis process. In this review, we discussed the interplays between transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), canonical WNT/β-catenin pathway and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR γ) in regulating the molecular mechanisms underlying the radiation-induced fibrosis, and the potential role of PPAR γ agonists...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
Ji-Yeon Kim, Jong Han Yu, Seok Jin Nam, Seok Won Kim, Se Kyung Lee, Woong-Yang Park, Dong-Young Noh, Do-Hyun Nam, Yeon Hee Park, Wonshik Han, Jeong Eon Lee
PURPOSE: Phyllodes tumors (PTs) of the breast are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all breast tumors. Among PTs, malignant PTs (MPTs) have malignant characteristics and distant metastases occur in about 20% to 30% of MPTs. However, there is no effective treatment for MPTs with distant metastasis, resulting in an abject prognosis. We performed targeted deep sequencing on PTs to identify the associations between genetic alterations and clinical prognosis. METHODS: We performed targeted deep sequencing to evaluate the genetic characteristics of PTs and analyzed the relationships between clinical and genetic characteristics...
November 12, 2017: Translational Oncology
Haijie Xie, Bin Xie, Chunyu Liu, Jun Wang, Yong Xu
Purpose: Among men, prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Phosphatase and tension homolog (PTEN) acts as a negative regulator of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PIK3)/Akt pathway and suppresses tumor progression. Meanwhile, PTEN is frequently deleted in PCa. Identifying the specific molecular markers of biochemical recurrence (BCR) in PCa patients is critical in clinical practice. Our systematic review summarizes the evidence about the PTEN expression and BCR rate in PCa patients...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
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