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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913052/evaluation-of-erg-and-pten-protein-expression-in-cribriform-architecture-prostate-carcinomas
#1
Michelle R Downes, Swati Satturwar, Dominique Trudel, Theo H van der Kwast
ERG and PTEN have been suggested as potential prognostic markers in prostatic adenocarcinoma. We assessed the relationship between ERG and PTEN protein expression in cribriform architecture prostatic carcinomas and adjacent acinar non-cribriform carcinoma and determined the interobserver variability in assessment of these markers. A contemporary cohort of radical prostatectomy cases (n=246) were reviewed and cribriform architecture carcinomas (intraductal carcinoma and cribriform Gleason 4 carcinomas) were identified and confirmed with triple cocktail immunostaining...
October 26, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911343/pink1-parkin-and-mitochondrial-quality-control-what-can-we-learn-about-parkinson-s-disease-pathobiology
#2
Dominika Truban, Xu Hou, Thomas R Caulfield, Fabienne C Fiesel, Wolfdieter Springer
The first clinical description of Parkinson's disease (PD) will embrace its two century anniversary in 2017. For the past 30 years, mitochondrial dysfunction has been hypothesized to play a central role in the pathobiology of this devastating neurodegenerative disease. The identifications of mutations in genes encoding PINK1 (PTEN-induced kinase 1) and Parkin (E3 ubiquitin ligase) in familial PD and their functional association with mitochondrial quality control provided further support to this hypothesis. Recent research focused mainly on their key involvement in the clearance of damaged mitochondria, a process known as mitophagy...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903278/an-overview-on-the-role-of-dietary-phenolics-for-the-treatment-of-cancers
#3
REVIEW
Preethi G Anantharaju, Prathima C Gowda, Manjunatha G Vimalambike, SubbaRao V Madhunapantula
Plant derived phenolic compounds have been shown to inhibit the initiation and progression of cancers by modulating genes regulating key processes such as: (a) oncogenic transformation of normal cells; (b) growth and development of tumors; and (c) angiogenesis and metastasis. Recent studies focusing on identifying the molecular basis of plant phenolics-induced cancer cell death have demonstrated down-regulation of: (a) oncogenic survival kinases such as PI3K and Akt; (b) cell proliferation regulators that include Erk1/2, D-type Cyclins, and Cyclin Dependent Kinases (CDKs); (c) transcription factors such as NF-kβ, NRF2 and STATs; (d) histone deacetylases HDAC1 and HDAC2; and (e) angiogenic factors VEGF, FGFR1 and MIC-1...
December 1, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889578/molecular-neurobiology-of-mtor
#4
REVIEW
Katarzyna Switon, Katarzyna Kotulska, Aleksandra Janusz-Kaminska, Justyna Zmorzynska, Jacek Jaworski
Mammalian/mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine-threonine kinase that controls several important aspects of mammalian cell function. mTOR activity is modulated by various intra- and extracellular factors; in turn, mTOR changes rates of translation, transcription, protein degradation, cell signaling, metabolism, and cytoskeleton dynamics. mTOR has been repeatedly shown to participate in neuronal development and the proper functioning of mature neurons. Changes in mTOR activity are often observed in nervous system diseases, including genetic diseases (e...
November 23, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881603/a-protective-role-of-il-37-in-cancer-a-new-hope-for-cancer-patients
#5
REVIEW
Ayoub Abulkhir, Suzanne Samarani, Devendra Amre, Michel Duval, Elie Haddad, Daniel Sinnett, Jean-Marie Leclerc, Caroline Diorio, Ali Ahmad
IL-37 is a cytokine belonging to the IL-1 family. Although discovered in silico in 2000, significant advances in the understanding of its biology were made only in recent years. It is a member of the family with potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. It is produced as a precursor without a classic signal peptide. The precursor is cleaved into mature form in the cytoplasm by caspase-1. A small fraction of the cleaved IL-37 binds SMAD-3, translocates to the nucleus, and suppresses transcription of several proinflammatory genes...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866258/fat-containing-soft-tissue-masses-in-children
#6
REVIEW
Elizabeth F Sheybani, Eric P Eutsler, Oscar M Navarro
The diagnosis of soft-tissue masses in children can be difficult because of the frequently nonspecific clinical and imaging characteristics of these lesions. However key findings on imaging can aid in diagnosis. The identification of macroscopic fat within a soft-tissue mass narrows the differential diagnosis considerably and suggests a high likelihood of a benign etiology in children. Fat can be difficult to detect with sonography because of the variable appearance of fat using this modality. Fat is easier to recognize using MRI, particularly with the aid of fat-suppression techniques...
December 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860216/somatic-overgrowth-disorders-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-therapeutic-strategies
#7
Kim M Keppler-Noreuil, Victoria E R Parker, Thomas N Darling, Julian A Martinez-Agosto
The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway plays an essential role in regulation of normal cell growth, metabolism, and survival. Somatic activating mutations in the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway are among the most common mutations identified in cancer, and have been shown to cause a spectrum of overgrowth syndromes including PIK3CA-Related Overgrowth Spectrum, Proteus syndrome, and brain overgrowth conditions. Clinical findings in these disorders may be isolated or multiple, including sporadic or mosaic overgrowth (adipose, skeletal, muscle, brain, vascular, or lymphatic), and skin abnormalities (including epidermal nevi, hyper-, and hypopigmented lesions), and have the potential risk of tumorigenesis...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843613/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-egfr-targeted-drugs-lung-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Floriana Morgillo, Carminia Maria Della Corte, Morena Fasano, Fortunato Ciardiello
Despite the improvement in clinical outcomes derived by the introduction of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in the treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours harbour EGFR-activating mutations, prognosis remains unfavourable because of the occurrence of either intrinsic or acquired resistance. We reviewed the published literature and abstracts of oral and poster presentations from international conferences addressing EGFR-TKIs resistance mechanisms discovered in preclinical models and in patients with NSCLC...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826621/effective-pi3k-modulators-for-improved-therapy-against-malignant-tumors-and-for-neuroprotection-of-brain-damage-after-tumor-therapy-review
#9
Satoru Matsuda, Mayuko Ichimura, Mako Ogino, Noriko Nakano, Akari Minami, Toshiyuki Murai, Yasuko Kitagishi
Due to the key role in various cellular processes including cell proliferation and cell survival on many cell types, dysregulation of the PI3K/AKT pathway represents a crucial step of the pathogenesis in many diseases. Furthermore, the tumor suppressor PTEN negatively regulates the PI3K/AKT pathway through its lipid phosphatase activity, which is recognized as one of the most frequently deleted and/or mutated genes in human cancer. Given the pervasive involvement of this pathway, the development of the molecules that modulate this PI3K/AKT signaling has been initiated in studies which focus on the extensive effective drug discovery...
November 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821131/frequency-of-egfr-t790m-mutation-and-multimutational-profiles-of-rebiopsy-samples-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-developing-acquired-resistance-to-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-japanese-patients
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Ryo Ko, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Masakuni Serizawa, Yasuhiro Koh, Kazushige Wakuda, Akira Ono, Tetsuhiko Taira, Tateaki Naito, Haruyasu Murakami, Mitsuhiro Isaka, Masahiro Endo, Takashi Nakajima, Yasuhisa Ohde, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Toshiaki Takahashi
BACKGROUND: The majority of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation eventually develop resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Minimal information exists regarding genetic alterations in rebiopsy samples from Asian NSCLC patients who develop acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with NSCLC harboring EGFR mutations who had undergone rebiopsies after developing acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs...
November 8, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807828/anxa7-gtpase-as-tumor-suppressor-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-opportunities
#11
Ximena Leighton, Ofer Eidelman, Catherine Jozwik, Harvey B Pollard, Meera Srivastava
Chromosomal abnormalities, including homozygous deletions and loss of heterozygosity at 10q, are commonly observed in most human tumors, including prostate, breast, and kidney cancers. The ANXA7-GTPase is a tumor suppressor, which is frequently inactivated by genomic alterations at 10q21. In the last few years, considerable amounts of data have accumulated describing inactivation of ANXA7-GTPase in a variety of human malignancies and demonstrating the tumor suppressor potential of ANXA7-GTPase. ANXA7-GTPase contains a calcium binding domain that classifies it as a member of the annexin family...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785100/current-advances-in-biomarkers-for-targeted-therapy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Brett Fleisher, Charlotte Clarke, Sihem Ait-Oudhia
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a complex heterogeneous disease characterized by the absence of three hallmark receptors: human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, estrogen receptor, and progesterone receptor. Compared to other breast cancer subtypes, TNBC is more aggressive, has a higher prevalence in African-Americans, and more frequently affects younger patients. Currently, TNBC lacks clinically accepted targets for tailored therapy, warranting the need for candidate biomarkers. BiomarkerBase, an online platform used to find biomarkers reported in clinical trials, was utilized to screen all potential biomarkers for TNBC and select only the ones registered in completed TNBC trials through clinicaltrials...
2016: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753448/the-molecular-underpinnings-of-prostate-cancer-impacts-on-management-and-pathology-practice
#13
REVIEW
Daniel Nava Rodrigues, Gunther Boysen, Semini Sumanasuriya, George Seed, Angelo M De Marzo, Johann de Bono
Prostate cancer (PCa) is a clinically heterogeneous disease and current treatment strategies are based largely on anatomical and pathological parameters. In the recent past, several DNA sequencing studies of primary and advanced PCa have revealed recurrent patterns of genomic aberrations that expose mechanisms of resistance to available therapies and potential new drug targets. Suppression of androgen receptor (AR) signalling is the cornerstone of advanced prostate cancer treatment. Genomic aberrations of the androgen receptor or alternative splicing of its mRNA are increasingly recognised as biomarkers of resistance to AR-targeted therapies such as abiraterone or enzalutamide...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723921/sirolimus-in-the-treatment-of-vascular-anomalies
#14
Paloma Triana, Mariela Dore, Vanesa Nuñez Cerezo, Manuel Cervantes, Alejandra Vilanova Sánchez, Miriam Miguel Ferrero, Mercedes Díaz González, Juan Carlos Lopez-Gutierrez
Aim of the Study mTOR inhibitors are showing promising results in the management of vascular anomalies. Although current controlled trials remain to be completed, many individual experiences are being published. We present our series of children with complex vascular anomalies treated with sirolimus. Patients and Methods A retrospective review of 41 patients treated with sirolimus between January 2011 and December 2015 was performed: 15% (n = 6) had vascular tumors (4 kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas, 1 PTEN) and 85% (n = 35) had malformations (13 generalized lymphatic anomalies/Gorham-Stout diseases [GSD], 1 kaposiform lymphangiomatosis [KLA], 11 large lymphatic malformations (LMs) in critical areas, 2 lymphedemas, 4 venous malformations, and 4 aggressive arteriovenous malformations [AVM])...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718181/uterine-adenosarcoma-a-review
#15
Michael J Nathenson, Vinod Ravi, Nicole Fleming, Wei-Lien Wang, Anthony Conley
Adenosarcomas are rare malignancies of the female genital tract, accounting for approximately 5 % of uterine sarcomas. Occasionally, adenosarcoma occurs in the ovaries or in extra-uterine tissue, which may be related to endometriosis. These tumors are characterized by benign epithelial elements and a malignant mesenchymal component. Pathologic diagnosis is dependent on the identification of the characteristic morphologic features. The most common immunohistochemical markers for adenosarcoma are CD10 and WT1, but these are not specific...
November 2016: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701735/pink1-in-the-limelight-multiple-functions-of-an-eclectic-protein-in-human-health-and-disease
#16
REVIEW
Giuseppe Arena, Enza Maria Valente
The gene PINK1 [phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN)-induced putative kinase 1] encodes a serine/threonine kinase which was initially linked to the pathogenesis of a familial form of Parkinson's disease. Research on PINK1 has recently unravelled that its multiple functions extend well beyond neuroprotection, implicating this eclectic protein in a growing number of human pathologies, including cancer, diabetes, cardiopulmonary dysfunctions, and inflammation. Extensive studies have identified PINK1 as a crucial player in the mitochondrial quality control pathway, required to label damaged mitochondria and promote their elimination through an autophagic process (mitophagy)...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698000/genomic-approaches-to-understanding-response-and-resistance-to-immunotherapy
#17
REVIEW
David A Braun, Kelly P Burke, Eliezer M Van Allen
Immunotherapy has led to a paradigm shift in the treatment of some malignancies, providing long-term, durable responses for patients with advanced cancers. However, such therapy has benefited only a subset of patients, with some patients failing to respond to treatment at all and others achieving a limited response followed by tumor progression. Understanding factors contributing to an effective response and further elucidating mechanisms of resistance will be crucial as these therapies are applied more broadly...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672335/the-association-of-pten-hypermethylation-and-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#18
Shanshan Luo, Jiansi Chen, Xianwei Mo
OBJECTIVE: Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) deleted on chromosome 10, as a tumor suppressor gene, is crucial for the development of both familial and sporadic breast cancer (BC). The aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis to evaluate the clinicopathological significance of PTEN promoter hypermethylation in BC. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was made in PubMed, Embase, Google Scholar, Chinese database (China National Knowledge Infrastructure [CNKI]), and Web of Science...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672108/first-in-human-phase-i-study-of-copanlisib-bay-80-6946-an-intravenous-pan-class-i-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-and-non-hodgkin-s-lymphomas
#19
A Patnaik, L J Appleman, A W Tolcher, K P Papadopoulos, M Beeram, D W Rasco, G J Weiss, J C Sachdev, M Chadha, M Fulk, S Ejadi, J M Mountz, M T Lotze, F G S Toledo, E Chu, M Jeffers, C Peña, C Xia, S Reif, I Genvresse, R K Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of copanlisib, a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Phase I dose-escalation study including patients with advanced solid tumors or NHL, and a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patients received three weekly intravenous infusions of copanlisib per 28-day cycle over the dose range 0...
October 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661969/gastrointestinal-polyposis-in-cowden-syndrome
#20
Ruthy Shaco-Levy, Kory W Jasperson, Katie Martin, N J Samadder, Randall W Burt, Jian Ying, Mary P Bronner
GOALS: To further characterize the gastrointestinal manifestations of Cowden syndrome in clinically well-annotated patients to improve the diagnosis of this syndrome. BACKGROUND: The gastrointestinal manifestations of Cowden Syndrome, an important heritable and multiorgan cancer syndrome, are not well defined. Proper diagnosis is essential for effective cancer surveillance and prevention in these patients. STUDY: Cowden patients with gastrointestinal polyps were selected for medical record and pathologic slide review...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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