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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339834/use-of-multicolor-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-to-detect-deletions-in-clinical-tissue-sections
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298131/a-systematic-review-of-p53-regulation-of-oxidative-stress-in-skeletal-muscle
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295717/cribriform-and-intraductal-prostate-cancer-are-associated-with-increased-genomic-instability-and-distinct-genomic-alterations
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259266/associations-of-genetic-polymorphisms-in-pten-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-genes-with-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis-in-asian-population
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247987/suppression-of-inflammation-and-acquired-immunity-by-il-37
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239040/molecular-pathology-of-thyroid-tumours-of-follicular-cells-a-review-of-genetic-alterations-and-their-clinicopathological-relevance
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172833/a-systematic-review-of-targeted-agents-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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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...
November 25, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169633/pathology-and-genetics-of-hereditary-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
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...
November 20, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163854/interactions-between-tgf-%C3%AE-1-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-ppar-%C3%AE-in-radiation-induced-fibrosis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145046/genetic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123407/association-of-pten-expression-with-biochemical-recurrence-in-prostate-cancer-results-based-on-previous-reports
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109859/candidate-synthetic-lethality-partners-to-parp-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-clear-cell-cancer
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Naoki Kawahara, Kenji Ogawa, Mika Nagayasu, Mai Kimura, Yoshikazu Sasaki, Hiroshi Kobayashi
Inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) are new types of personalized treatment of relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer harboring BRCA1/2 mutations. Ovarian clear cell cancer (CCC), a subset of ovarian cancer, often appears as low-stage disease with a higher incidence among Japanese. Advanced CCC is highly aggressive with poor patient outcome. The aim of the present study was to determine the potential synthetic lethality gene pairs for PARP inhibitions in patients with CCC through virtual and biological screenings as well as clinical studies...
November 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101113/treatment-of-advanced-prostate-cancer-a-review-of-current-therapies-and-future-promise
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Semini Sumanasuriya, Johann De Bono
Despite many recent advances in the therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), the disease remains incurable, although men suffering from this disease are living considerably longer. In this review, we discuss the current treatment options available for this disease, such as taxane-based chemotherapy, the novel hormone therapies abiraterone and enzalutamide, and treatments such as radium-223 and sipuleucel-T. We also highlight the need for ongoing research in this field, because, despite numerous recent advances, the prognosis for mCRPC remains poor...
November 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076877/the-role-of-molecular-testing-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-salivary-gland-carcinomas
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Alena Skálová, Göran Stenman, Roderick H W Simpson, Henrik Hellquist, David Slouka, Tomas Svoboda, Justin A Bishop, Jennifer L Hunt, Ken-Ichi Nibu, Alessandra Rinaldo, Vincent Vander Poorten, Kenneth O Devaney, Petr Steiner, Alfio Ferlito
Salivary gland neoplasms are a morphologically heterogenous group of lesions that are often diagnostically challenging. In recent years, considerable progress in salivary gland taxonomy has been reached by the discovery of tumor type-specific fusion oncogenes generated by chromosome translocations. This review describes the clinicopathologic features of a selected group of salivary gland carcinomas with a focus on their distinctive genomic characteristics. Mammary analog secretory carcinoma is a recently described entity characterized by a t(12;15)(p13;q25) translocation resulting in an ETV6-NTRK3 fusion...
February 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065837/usp7-target-validation-and-drug-discovery-for-cancer-therapy
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Jin Zhou, Jinzheng Wang, Chao Chen, Haoliang Yuan, Xiaoan Wen, Hongbin Sun
BACKGROUND: USP7 (ubiquitin specific protease 7, also known as HAUSP) is one of the deubiquitinating enzymes (DUB) that reverse ubiquitination and spare substrate proteins from degradation. METHODS: After a brief introduction of ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) and human DUB, this review focuses on the structural and functional complexity of USP7 in tumor development and progression. Afterwards, USP7's physiological regulatory mechanisms and manipulation strategies are elaborated...
October 20, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061221/-advances-in-the-transformation-to-small-cell-lung-cancer-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-following-acquired-drug-resistance-to-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Wenqiu Zhang, Yongqi Li, Di Wu
The use of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in the treatment of sensitive EGFR mutation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been proved significant curative effect. However, the acquisition of the drug resistance to EGFR-TKIs is almost inevitable, and common drug resistance mechanisms include T790M mutation, cMET amplification, etc. One of the rare resistance mechanisms of EGFR-TKIs is the transformation from NSCLC into small cell lung cancer (SCLC), which account for about 3%-15%...
October 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037125/signature-of-genetic-associations-in-oral-cancer
#17
Vishwas Sharma, Amrita Nandan, Amitesh Kumar Sharma, Harpreet Singh, Mausumi Bharadwaj, Dhirendra Narain Sinha, Ravi Mehrotra
Oral cancer etiology is complex and controlled by multi-factorial events including genetic events. Candidate gene studies, genome-wide association studies, and next-generation sequencing identified various chromosomal loci to be associated with oral cancer. There is no available review that could give us the comprehensive picture of genetic loci identified to be associated with oral cancer by candidate gene studies-based, genome-wide association studies-based, and next-generation sequencing-based approaches...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030286/peptides-acting-as-cognitive-enhancers
#18
Diego Asua, Ghassen Bougamra, María Calleja-Felipe, Miguel Morales, Shira Knafo
The aim of this paper is to present an overview of three peptides that, by improving synaptic function, enhance learning and memory in laboratory rodents. We summarize their structure, their mechanisms of action, and their effects on synaptic and cognitive function. First we describe FGL, a peptide derived from the neural cell adhesion molecule which improves cognition by the activation of the PKC pathway that triggers an activity-dependent delivery of AMPA receptors to the synapses. Then we describe PTD4-PI3KAc peptide that by activating PI3K signaling pathway it promotes synapse and spine formation and enhances hippocampal dependent memory...
October 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994108/value-of-a-molecular-screening-program-to-support-clinical-trial-enrollment-in-asian-cancer-patients-the-integrated-molecular-analysis-of-cancer-imac-study
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Valerie Heong, Nicholas L Syn, Xiao Wen Lee, Nur Sabrina Sapari, Xue Qing Koh, Zul Fazreen Adam Isa, Joey Sy Lim, Diana Lim, Brendan Pang, Yee Liang Thian, Lai Kuan Ng, Andrea L Wong, Ross Andrew Soo, Wei Peng Yong, Cheng Ean Chee, Soo-Chin Lee, Boon-Cher Goh, Richie Soong, David S P Tan
The value of precision oncology initiatives in Asian contexts remains unresolved. Here we review the institutional implementation of prospective molecular screening to facilitate accrual of patients into biomarker-driven clinical trials, and to explore the mutational landscape of advanced tumors occurring in a prospective cohort of Asian patients (n = 396) with diverse cancer types. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and routine clinicopathological assays such as immunohistochemistry, copy number analysis, and in situ hybridization tests were performed on tumor samples...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975625/translational-opportunities-for-broad-spectrum-natural-phytochemicals-and-targeted-agent-combinations-in-breast-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Lokesh Dalasanur Nagaprashantha, Ramesh Adhikari, Jyotsana Singhal, Shireen Chikara, Sanjay Awasthi, David Horne, Sharad Singhal
Breast Cancer (BC) prevention and therapy in the context of life-style risk factors and biological drivers is a major focus of developmental therapeutics in Oncology. Obesity, alcohol, chronic estrogen signaling and smoking have distinct BC precipitating and facilitating effects that may act alone or in combination. A spectrum of signaling events including enhanced oxidative stress and changes in estrogen-receptor (ER) dependent and independent signaling drive the progression of BC. Breast tumors modulate ERα/ERβ ratio, upregulate proliferative pathways driven by ERα and HER2 with a parallel loss and/or down-regulation of tumor suppressors like TP53 and PTEN which together impact the efficacy of therapeutic strategies and frequently lead to emergence of drug-resistance...
October 4, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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