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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436451/empirical-modeling-of-physiochemical-immune-response-of-multilayer-zinc-oxide-nanomaterials-under-uv-exposure-to-melanoma-and-foreskin-fibroblasts
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Muhammad Fakhar-E-Alam, M Waseem Akram, Seemab Iqbal, K S Alimgeer, M Atif, K Sultana, M Willander, Zhiming M Wang
Carcinogenesis is a complex molecular process starting with genetic and epigenetic alterations, mutation stimulation, and DNA modification, which leads to proteomic adaptation ending with an uncontrolled proliferation mechanism. The current research focused on the empirical modelling of the physiological response of human melanoma cells (FM55P) and human foreskin fibroblasts cells (AG01518) to the multilayer zinc oxide (ZnO) nanomaterials under UV-A exposure. To validate this experimental scheme, multilayer ZnO nanomaterials were grown on a femtotip silver capillary and conjugated with protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435664/age-specific-acceleration-in-malignant-melanoma
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Brian L Diffey, Steven A Frank
Background: The overall incidence of melanoma has increased steadily for several years. The relative change in incidence at different ages has not been fully described.  Objective: To describe how incidence at different ages has changed over time and to consider what aspects of tumour biology may explain the observed pattern of change in incidence.  Methods: The slope of incidence vs age measures the acceleration of cancer incidence with age. We described the pattern of change over time in the overall incidence of melanoma, as well as in acceleration...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433076/identification-of-ntrk3-fusions-in-childhood-melanocytic-neoplasms
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Lu Wang, Klaus J Busam, Ryma Benayed, Robert Cimera, Jiajing Wang, Ryan Denley, Mamta Rao, Ruth Aryeequaye, Kerry Mullaney, Long Cao, Marc Ladanyi, Meera Hameed
Spitzoid neoplasms are a distinct group of melanocytic tumors. Genetically, they lack mutations in common melanoma-associated oncogenes. Recent studies have shown that spitzoid tumors may contain a variety of kinase fusions, including ROS1, NTRK1, ALK, BRAF, and RET fusions. We report herein the discovery of recurrent NTRK3 gene rearrangements in childhood melanocytic neoplasms with spitzoid and/or atypical features, based on genome-wide copy number analysis by single-nucleotide polymorphism array, which showed intragenic copy number changes in NTRK3...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425625/a-missense-mutation-in-damage-specific-dna-binding-protein-2-is-a-genetic-risk-factor-for-limbal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-horses
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Rebecca R Bellone, Jiayin Liu, Jessica L Petersen, Maura Mack, Moriel Singer-Berk, Cord Drögemüller, Julia Malvick, Barbara Wallner, Gottfried Brem, M Cecilia Penedo, Mary Lassaline
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer of the equine eye, frequently originating at the limbus, with the potential to invade the cornea, cause visual impairment, and result in loss of the eye. Several breeds of horses have a high occurrence of limbal SCC implicating a genetic basis for limbal SCC predisposition. Pedigree analysis in the Haflinger breed supports a simple recessive mode of inheritance and a genome wide association study (N=23) identified a 1.5 Mb locus on ECA12 significantly associated with limbal SCC (Pcorrected = 0...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417283/bis-anthracycline-wp760-abrogates-melanoma-cell-growth-by-transcription-inhibition-p53-activation-and-igf1r-downregulation
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Magdalena Olbryt, Aleksandra Rusin, Izabela Fokt, Anna Habryka, Patrycja Tudrej, Sebastian Student, Aleksander Sochanik, Rafał Zieliński, Waldemar Priebe
Anthracycline chemotherapeutics, e.g. doxorubicin and daunorubicin, are active against a broad spectrum of cancers. Their cytotoxicity is mainly attributed to DNA intercalation, interference with topoisomerase activity, and induction of double-stranded DNA breaks. Since modification of anthracyclines can profoundly affect their pharmacological properties we attempted to elucidate the mechanism of action, and identify possible molecular targets, of bis-anthracycline WP760 which previously demonstrated anti-melanoma activity at low nanomolar concentrations...
April 17, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416604/oncogenic-characterization-and-pharmacologic-sensitivity-of-activating-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-fgfr-genetic-alterations-to-the-selective-fgfr-inhibitor-erdafitinib
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Jayaprakash D Karkera, Gabriela Martinez Cardona, Katherine Bell, Dana Gaffney, Joseph C Portale, Ademi Santiago-Walker, Christopher Moy, Peter King, Michael Sharp, Rastilav Bahleda, Feng R Luo, John D Alvarez, Matthew V Lorenzi, Suso J Platero
Fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) genetic alterations are frequently observed in cancer, suggesting that FGFR inhibition may be a promising therapy in patients harboring these lesions.  Identification of predictive and pharmacodynamic biomarkers to select and monitor patients most likely to respond to FGFR inhibition will be the key to clinical development of this class of agents.  Sensitivity to FGFR inhibition and correlation with FGFR pathway activation status were determined in molecularly annotated panels of cancer cell lines and xenograft models...
April 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411847/the-molecular-revolution-in-cutaneous-biology-era%C3%A2-of-cytogenetics-and-copy-number%C3%A2-analysis
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REVIEW
Jürgen Bauer
Development of karyotyping techniques in the 1950s sparked groundbreaking reports of chromosomal aberrations in cancer, such as the Philadelphia chromosome in chronic myelogenous leukemia in 1960, followed by a number of others. Spatial resolution of karyotyping is limited and vital tumor cells are required for metaphase preparation. To overcome these limitations, DNA hybridization techniques were developed. In situ hybridization of radioactively or fluorescence labeled RNA probes onto tumor samples allowed the identification of specific genomic regions, translocations and copy number alterations...
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409567/sf3b1-and-bap1-mutations-in-blue-nevus-like-melanoma
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Klaus G Griewank, Hansgeorg Müller, Louise A Jackett, Michael Emberger, Inga Möller, Johannes Ap van de Nes, Lisa Zimmer, Elisabeth Livingstone, Thomas Wiesner, Simone L Scholz, Ioana Cosgarea, Antje Sucker, Tobias Schimming, Uwe Hillen, Bastian Schilling, Annette Paschen, Henning Reis, Thomas Mentzel, Heinz Kutzner, Arno Rütten, Rajmohan Murali, Richard A Scolyer, Dirk Schadendorf
Blue nevi are melanocytic tumors originating in the cutaneous dermis. Malignant tumors may arise in association with or resembling blue nevi, so called 'blue nevus-like melanoma', which can metastasize and result in patient death. Identifying which tumors will behave in a clinically aggressive manner can be challenging. Identifying genetic alterations in such tumors may assist in their diagnosis and prognostication. Blue nevi are known to be genetically related to uveal melanomas (eg, both harboring GNAQ and GNA11 mutations)...
April 14, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404968/loss-of-nuclear-bap1-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-oral-mucosal-melanoma
#9
Hao Song, Lizhen Wang, Jiong Lyu, Yunteng Wu, Wei Guo, Guoxin Ren
Oral mucosal melanoma (OMM) is an aggressive neoplasm with an extremely poor prognosis. BAP1 is a tumor suppressor that has been associated with the outcome of melanomas and other malignancies. In this study, we investigated the genetic alterations in BAP1 and the prognostic potential of BAP1 protein expression in oral mucosal melanoma. DNA sequence analysis of BAP1 from 12 OMM patient samples revealed missense mutations in the tissues from four patients. Based on immunohistochemical staining, loss of nuclear BAP1 expression was associated with poor overall survival (P < 0...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404865/dual-angiopoietin-2-and-vegfa-inhibition-elicits-antitumor-immunity-that-is-enhanced-by-pd-1-checkpoint-blockade
#10
Martina Schmittnaegel, Nicolò Rigamonti, Ece Kadioglu, Antonino Cassará, Céline Wyser Rmili, Anna Kiialainen, Yvonne Kienast, Hans-Joachim Mueller, Chia-Huey Ooi, Damya Laoui, Michele De Palma
Pathological angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer and a therapeutic target. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2; also known as ANG2) are proangiogenic cytokines that sustain tumor angiogenesis and limit antitumor immunity. We show that combined ANGPT2 and VEGFA blockade by a bispecific antibody (A2V) provided superior therapeutic benefits, as compared to the single agents, in both genetically engineered and transplant tumor models, including metastatic breast cancer (MMTV-PyMT), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (RIP1-Tag2), and melanoma...
April 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400895/melanoma-and-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-the-hereditary-leiomyomatosis-and-renal-cell-cancer-syndrome-an-expansion-of-the-oncologic-spectrum
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Lacy L Sommer, Rhonda E Schnur, Warren R Heymann
BACKGROUND: Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome (HLRCC) is an autosomal dominant syndrome due to mutation in fumarate hydratase. Patients with HLRCC frequently develop cutaneous and uterine leiomyomata and are at risk for renal cell carcinoma. Rarely, other malignancies have been reported. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We report the development of basal cell carcinoma and melanoma in two siblings with genetically-confirmed HLRCC. CONCLUSIONS: It is unclear whether the development of melanoma and basal cell carcinoma in our patients is due directly to their mutations in the gene encoding fumarate hydratase, or genetic susceptibility at another unrelated locus, or whether these are incidental lesions...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399342/uveal-melanoma-treatment-and-prognostication
#12
Mehmet Dogrusöz, Martine J Jager, Bertil Damato
Approximately 90% of uveal melanoma develop in the choroid, with the remainder arising in the ciliary body or the iris. The treatment of uveal melanoma is aimed at conserving the eye and useful vision, and, if possible, preventing metastatic disease. Enucleation is now reserved for tumors that are large and/or involve the optic disc, having largely been replaced by various forms of radiotherapy (plaque brachy-therapy, proton beam or stereotactic radiotherapy) and laser therapy. Whereas iridectomy and iridocyclectomy are widely performed, transscleral exoresection of choroidal tumors is performed only in a few centers because it requires special skills and hypotensive anesthesia...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399340/what-s-new-in-eyelid-tumors
#13
Nora Silverman, Roman Shinder
Eyelid malignancies represent between 5% and 10% of all skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common, followed by squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The gold standard treatment for periocular epithelial malignancies is surgical excision. Given the constraints of the anatomy and function of the eyelids, excision with negative margins and reconstruction can be challenging. In cases of significant tissue invasion or metastasis, complete tumor removal may not be possible...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399339/uveal-melanoma-identifying-immunological-and-chemotherapeutic-targets-to-treat-metastases
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Martine J Jager, Mehmet Dogrusöz, Scott E Woodman
Uveal melanoma is an intraocular malignancy that, depending on its size and genetic make-up, may lead to metastases in up to 50% of cases. Currently, no therapy has been proven to improve survival. However, new therapies exploiting immune responses against metastases are being developed. The primary tumor is well characterized: tumors at high risk of developing metastases often contain macrophages and lymphocytes. However, these lymphocytes are often regulatory T cells that may suppress immune response. Currently, immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown marked efficacy in multiple cancers (eg, cutaneous melanoma) but do not yet improve survival in uveal melanoma patients...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398611/regulation-of-mir-21-expression-in-human-melanoma-via-uv-ray-induced-melanin-pigmentation
#15
Kuan-Yu Lin, Chien-Min Chen, Cheng-You Lu, Chun-Yuan Cheng, Yu-Hsin Wu
Excessive environmental ultraviolet (UV) radiation produces genetic mutations that can lead to skin cancer. This study was designed to assess the potential inhibitory activity of microRNA-21 (miR-21) on the UV irradiation-stimulated melanogenesis signal pathway in melanoma cells. The molecular mechanism of miR-21-induced inhibitory activity on UV-ray-stimulated melanogenesis-regulating proteins was examined in A375.S2 human melanoma and B16F10 mouse melanoma cells. UV irradiation for 30 min induced melanogenesis signal pathway by increasing melanin production and the number of A375...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396670/grass-carp-laboratory-of-genetics-and-physiology-2-serves-as-a-negative-regulator-in-retinoic-acid-inducible-gene-i-and-melanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-mediated-antiviral-signaling-in-resting-state-and-early-stage-of-grass-carp-reovirus-infection
#16
Youliang Rao, Quanyuan Wan, Chunrong Yang, Jianguo Su
Laboratory of genetics and physiology 2 (LGP2) is a key component of RIG-I-like receptors (RLRs). However, the lack of the caspase recruitment domains (CARDs) results in its controversial functional performance as a negative or positive regulator in antiviral responses. Especially, no sufficient evidence uncovers the functional mechanisms of LGP2 in RLR signaling pathways in teleost. Here, negative regulation mechanism of LGP2 in certain situations in retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) and melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5)-mediated antiviral responses was identified in Ctenopharyngodon idella kidney cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391358/genetic-evolution-of-uveal-melanoma-guides-the-development-of-an-inflammatory-microenvironment
#17
Gülçin Gezgin, Mehmet Dogrusöz, T Huibertus van Essen, Wilhelmina G M Kroes, Gregorius P M Luyten, Pieter A van der Velden, Vonn Walter, Robert M Verdijk, Thorbald van Hall, Sjoerd H van der Burg, Martine J Jager
Uveal melanoma (UM) is characterized by a number of genetic aberrations that follow a certain chronology and are tightly linked to tumor recurrence and survival. Loss of chromosome 3, bi-allelic loss of BAP1 expression, and gain in chromosome 8q have been associated with metastasis formation and death, while loss of chromosome 3 has been associated with the influx of macrophages and T cells. We used a set of genetically-classified UM to study immune infiltration in the context of their genetic evolution. We show in two independent cohorts that lack of BAP1 expression is associated with an increased density of CD3(+) T cells and CD8(+) T cells...
April 8, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389780/computed-determination-of-the-in-vitro-optimal-chemocombinations-of-sphaeropsidin-a-with-chemotherapeutic-agents-to-combat-melanomas
#18
Aude Ingels, Carina Dinhof, Abhishek D Garg, Lucia Maddau, Marco Masi, Antonio Evidente, Walter Berger, Bieke Dejaegher, Véronique Mathieu
PURPOSE: Evasion to new treatments of advanced melanoma is still associated with a poor prognosis. Choosing the best combination of agents that can bypass resistance mechanisms remains a challenge. Sphaeropsidin A (Sph A) is a fungal bioactive secondary metabolite previously shown to force melanoma cells to undergo apoptosis via cell volume dysregulation. This work studied its in vitro combination with cytotoxic chemotherapeutics in a rational manner. METHODS: Four melanoma cell lines harboring different sensitivity levels to pro-apoptotic stimuli were used to build a predictive response surface model allowing the determination of the optimal in vitro combinations of Sph A with two drugs, i...
April 7, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388559/enhanced-tumor-growth-inhibition-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-ipscs-with-targeted-integration-of-interleukin24-into-rdna-loci
#19
Bo Liu, Fei Chen, Yong Wu, Xiaolin Wang, Mai Feng, Zhuo Li, Miaojin Zhou, Yanchi Wang, Lingqian Wu, Xionghao Liu, Desheng Liang
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a promising source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for clinical applications. In this study, we transformed human iPSCs using a non-viral vector carrying the IL24 transgene pHrn-IL24. PCR and southern blotting confirmed IL24 integration into the rDNA loci in four of 68 iPSC clones. We then differentiated a high expressing IL24-iPSC clone into MSCs (IL24-iMSCs) that showed higher expression of IL24 in culture supernatants and in cell lysates than control iMSCs. IL24-iMSCs efficiently differentiated into osteoblasts, chondrocytes and adipocytes...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379616/from-fish-bowl-to-bedside-the-power-of-zebrafish-to-unravel-melanoma-pathogenesis-and-discover-new-therapeutics
#20
REVIEW
Ellen van Rooijen, Maurizio Fazio, Leonard I Zon
Melanoma is the most aggressive and deadliest form of skin cancer. A detailed knowledge of the cellular, molecular and genetic events underlying melanoma progression is highly relevant to diagnosis, prognosis and risk stratification, and the development of new therapies. In the last decade, zebrafish have emerged as a valuable model system for the study of melanoma. Pathway conservation, coupled with the availability of robust genetic, transgenic and chemical tools, has made the zebrafish a powerful model for identifying novel disease genes, visualizing cancer initiation, interrogating tumor-microenvironment interactions and discovering new therapeutics that regulate melanocyte and melanoma development...
April 5, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
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