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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730625/fgf9-mutation-causes-craniosynostosis-along-with-multiple-synostoses
#1
Maria Rodriguez-Zabala, Miriam Aza-Carmona, Carlos I Rivera-Pedroza, Alberta Belinchón, Isabel Guerrero-Zapata, Jimena Barraza-García, Elena Vallespin, Min Lu, Angela Del Pozo, Marc J Glucksman, Fernando Santos-Simarro, Karen E Heath
Craniosynostosis is commonly caused by mutations in fibroblast growth factor receptors, highlighting the essential role of FGF-mediated signalling in skeletal development. We set out to identify the molecular defect in a family referred for craniosynostosis and in whom no mutation was previously detected. Using Next-generation sequencing, we identified a novel missense mutation in FGF9. Modelling based upon the crystal structure and functional studies confirmed its pathogenicity showing that it impaired homodimerization and FGFR3 binding...
July 21, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729349/fgf9-prevents-pleural-fibrosis-induced-by-intra-pleural-adenovirus-injection-in-mice
#2
Aurélien Justet, Audrey Joannes, Valérie Besnard, Joëlle Marchal-Sommé, Madeleine Jaillet, Phillippe Bonniaud, Jean-Michel Sallenave, Brigitte Solhonne, Yves Castier, Pierre Mordant, Hervé Mal, Aurélie Cazes, Raphael Borie, Arnaud A Mailleux, Bruno Crestani
Fibroblast Growth Factor 9 (FGF9) is necessary for fetal lung development and is expressed by epithelium and mesothelium. We evaluated the role of FGF9 overexpression on adenoviral-induced pleural injury in vivo and determined the biological effects of FGF9 on mesothelial cells in vitro. We assessed the expression of FGF9 and FGF receptors by mesothelial cells in both Human and mouse lungs. Intrapleural injection of an adenovirus expressing human FGF9 (AdFGF9) or a control adenovirus (Adcont) was performed...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715796/application-of-long-noncoding-rnas-in-osteosarcoma-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-targets
#3
Zhihong Li, Pengcheng Dou, Tang Liu, Shasha He
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone malignancy in children and adolescents. Although improvements in therapeutic strategies were achieved, the outcome remains poor for most patients with metastatic or recurrent osteosarcoma. Therefore, it is imperative to identify novel and effective prognostic biomarker and therapeutic targets for the disease. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a novel class of RNA molecules defined as transcripts >200 nucleotides that lack protein coding potential. Many lncRNAs are deregulated in cancer and are important regulators for malignancies...
July 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693116/long-term-follow-up-of-a-child-with-klinefelter-syndrome-and-achondroplasia-from-infancy-to-16-years
#4
Jessica D Arditi, Loretta Thomaidis, Helen Frysira, Artemis Doulgeraki, George P Chrousos, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein
BACKGROUND: Achondroplasia (ACH), an autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia, occurs in approximately 1:20,000 births. On the other hand, 47,XXY aneuploidy (Klinefelter syndrome [KS]) is the most common sex chromosome disorder, with a prevalence of approximately 1:600 males. To the best of our knowledge, only five cases of patients presenting both ACH and KS have been reported to date in the international literature. However, none of these cases has been longitudinally followed during the entire childhood...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679403/identification-and-in-silico-characterization-of-p-g380r-substitution-in-fgfr3-associated-with-achondroplasia-in-a-non-consanguineous-pakistani-family
#5
Muhammad Ajmal, Asif Mir, Muhammad Shoaib, Salman Akbar Malik, Muhammad Nasir
BACKGROUND: The dimerization efficiency of FGFR3 transmembrane domain plays a critical role in the formation of a normal skeleton through the negative regulation of bone development. Recently, gain-of-function mutations in the transmembrane domain of FGFR3 has been described associated with an aberrant negative regulation, leading to the development of achondroplasia-group disorders, including achondroplasia (ACH), hypochondroplasia (HCH) and thanatophoric dysplasia (TD). Here, we describe a non-consanguineous Pakistani family with achondroplasia to explain hereditary basis of the disease...
July 5, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675510/the-co-regulatory-networks-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-oncogenes-and-mirnas-in-colorectal-cancer
#6
Martha L Slattery, Jennifer S Herrick, Lila E Mullany, Wade S Samowitz, John R Sevens, Lori Sakoda, Roger K Wolff
Tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) and oncogenes (OG) are involved in carcinogenesis. MiRNAs also contribute to cellular pathways leading to cancer. We use data from 217 colorectal cancer (CRC) cases to evaluate differences in TSGs and OGs expression between paired CRC and normal mucosa and evaluate how TSGs and OGs are associated with miRNAs. Gene expression data from RNA-Seq and miRNA expression data from Agilent Human miRNA Microarray V19.0 were used. We focus on genes most strongly associated with CRC (fold change (FC) of ≥1...
July 4, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672740/long-term-follow-up-of-a-child-with-klinefelter-syndrome-and-achondroplasia-from-infancy-to-16-years
#7
Jessica D Arditi, Loretta Thomaidis, Helen Frysira, Artemis Doulgeraki, George P Chrousos, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein
BACKGROUND: Achondroplasia (ACH), an autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia, occurs in approximately 1:20,000 births. On the other hand, 47,XXY aneuploidy (Klinefelter syndrome [KS]) is the most common sex chromosome disorder, with a prevalence of approximately 1:600 males. To the best of our knowledge, only five cases of patients presenting both ACH and KS have been reported to date in the international literature. However, none of these cases has been longitudinally followed during the entire childhood...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665395/alternative-splicing-promotes-tumour-aggressiveness-and-drug-resistance-in-african-american-prostate-cancer
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Bi-Dar Wang, Kristin Ceniccola, SuJin Hwang, Ramez Andrawis, Anelia Horvath, Jennifer A Freedman, Jacqueline Olender, Stefan Knapp, Travers Ching, Lana Garmire, Vyomesh Patel, Mariano A Garcia-Blanco, Steven R Patierno, Norman H Lee
Clinical challenges exist in reducing prostate cancer (PCa) disparities. The RNA splicing landscape of PCa across racial populations has not been fully explored as a potential molecular mechanism contributing to race-related tumour aggressiveness. Here, we identify novel genome-wide, race-specific RNA splicing events as critical drivers of PCa aggressiveness and therapeutic resistance in African American (AA) men. AA-enriched splice variants of PIK3CD, FGFR3, TSC2 and RASGRP2 contribute to greater oncogenic potential compared with corresponding European American (EA)-expressing variants...
June 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657667/germline-genetic-variants-in-men-with-prostate-cancer-and-one-or-more-additional-cancers
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Patrick G Pilié, Anna M Johnson, Kristen L Hanson, Megan E Dayno, Ashley L Kapron, Elena M Stoffel, Kathleen A Cooney
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer has a significant heritable component, and rare deleterious germline variants in certain genes can increase the risk of the disease. The aim of the current study was to describe the prevalence of pathogenic germline variants in cancer-predisposing genes in men with prostate cancer and at least 1 additional primary cancer. METHODS: Using a multigene panel, the authors sequenced germline DNA from 102 men with prostate cancer and at least 1 additional primary cancer who also met ≥1 of the following criteria: 1) age ≤55 years at the time of diagnosis of the first malignancy; 2) rare tumor type or atypical presentation of a common tumor; and/or 3) ≥3 primary malignancies...
June 28, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644737/circulatory-cnp-rescues-craniofacial-hypoplasia-in-achondroplasia
#10
S Yamanaka, Kazumasa Nakao, N Koyama, Y Isobe, Y Ueda, Y Kanai, E Kondo, T Fujii, M Miura, A Yasoda, Kazuwa Nakao, K Bessho
Achondroplasia is the most common genetic form of human dwarfism, characterized by midfacial hypoplasia resulting in occlusal abnormality and foramen magnum stenosis, leading to serious neurologic complications and hydrocephalus. Currently, surgery is the only way to manage jaw deformity, neurologic complications, and hydrocephalus in patients with achondroplasia. We previously showed that C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) is a potent stimulator of endochondral bone growth of long bones and vertebrae and is also a potent stimulator in the craniofacial region, which is crucial for midfacial skeletogenesis...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641640/-application-of-cd138-immunomagnetic-sorting-myeloma-cells-combined-with-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-for-detecting-cytogenetic-abnormalities-of-multiple-myeloma
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Lu Gao, Qing Liu, Yan Shi, Hui Dang, Qi He, Zheng Wang, Lin Feng, Ye Li, Xiao-Yan Wang, Na Li, Wen-Jie Song, Yan-Lin Wang, Shu Kong, Jin Lu, Xiao-Jun Huang, Yue-Yun Lai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficiency of direct fluorescence in situ hybridization (D-FISH) versus FISH on CD138 immunomagnetic sorting myeloma cells (MACS-FISH) to detect the cytogenetic abnormalities of multiple myeloma. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with multiple myeloma (MM) were detected by D-FISH and MACS-FISH, using 5 probes, including 1q21, D13S319, RB1, IgH, P53. The IgH rearrangement positive patients were further examined by 3 IgH rearrangement subtype FISH probes including IgH/FGFR3, IgH/MAF and IgH/CCND1...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627087/familial-seborrhoeic-keratosis-associated-with-multiple-pure-reticulated-acanthomas-and-infundibulocystic-basal-cell-carcinomas
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J Agustí, R Bella-Navarro, A B García-García, E Bueno, R González-Sarmiento, L Navarro, B Sanchez-Sendra, A Revert, E Jordá, C Monteagudo
BACKGROUND: A variety of genodermatoses with multiple cutaneous tumors with germline genetic alterations such as Gorlin syndrome with PTCH1 gene mutations have been described. Other cutaneous syndromes have been associated with somatic gene mutations, such as FGFR3 in familial seborrhoeic keratosis. OBJECTIVE: We describe the clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathological features of multiple cutaneous lesions, mostly infundibulocystic basal cell carcinomas and pure reticulated acanthomas, present in a family affected by familial seborrhoeic keratosis...
June 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619094/morphologic-and-molecular-study-of-lung-cancers-associated-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-other-pulmonary-fibroses
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Alice Guyard, Claire Danel, Nathalie Théou-Anton, Marie-Pierre Debray, Laure Gibault, Pierre Mordant, Yves Castier, Bruno Crestani, Gérard Zalcman, Hélène Blons, Aurélie Cazes
BACKGROUND: Primitive lung cancers developed on lung fibroses are both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Their incidence may increase with new more efficient lung fibrosis treatments. Our aim was to describe a cohort of lung cancers associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other lung fibrotic disorders (non-IPF), and to characterize their molecular alterations using immunohistochemistry and next-generation sequencing (NGS). METHODS: Thirty-one cancer samples were collected from 2001 to 2016 in two French reference centers for pulmonary fibrosis - 18 for IPF group and 13 for non-IPF group...
June 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611549/mutation-c-943g-t-p-ala315ser-in-fgfr2-causing-a-mild-phenotype-of-crouzon-craniofacial-dysostosis-in-a-three-generation-family
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Luitgard M Graul-Neumann, Eva Klopocki, Nicolai Adolphs, Martin A Mensah, Wolfram Kress
Crouzon syndrome craniofacial dysostosis type I [OMIM 123500] is caused by mutations in the gene encoding fibroblast growth factor receptor-2 (FGFR2). An overlapping phenotype with Muenke and Crouzon syndrome with acanthosis nigricans (FGFR3 mutations) is known. The clinical diagnosis can be corroborated by molecular studies in about 80-90% of the cases. No clear genotype/phenotype correlation has been identified yet. Here, we describe a second family with a mild phenotype in which the FGFR2 mutation c.943G>T leading to the amino acid substitution p...
March 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601352/comprehensive-genomic-characterization-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Tyler J Moss, Yuan Qi, Liu Xi, Bo Peng, Tae-Beom Kim, Nader E Ezzedine, Maribel E Mosqueda, Charles C Guo, Bogdan A Czerniak, Michael Ittmann, David A Wheeler, Seth P Lerner, Surena F Matin
BACKGROUND: Upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) may have unique etiologic and genomic factors compared to bladder cancer. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the genomic landscape of UTUC and provide insights into its biology using comprehensive integrated genomic analyses. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We collected 31 untreated snap-frozen UTUC samples from two institutions and carried out whole-exome sequencing (WES) of DNA, RNA sequencing (RNAseq), and protein analysis...
June 7, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597078/spectrum-of-genetic-mutations-in-de-novo-punlmp-of-the-urinary-bladder
#16
Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Pena, Aline C Tregnago, Marie-Lisa Eich, Simeon Springer, Yuxuan Wang, Diana Taheri, Dilek Ertoy, Kazutoshi Fujita, Stephania M Bezerra, Isabela W Cunha, Maria Rosaria Raspollini, Lijia Yu, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Nickolas Papadopoulos, Kenneth W Kinzler, Bert Vogelstein, George J Netto
Our group and others have previously demonstrated the presence of TERT promoter mutations (TERT-mut) in 60-80% of urothelial carcinomas and some of their histologic variants. Five other genes have been frequently implicated in bladder cancer: FGRF3, TP53, PIK3CA, HRAS, and CDKN2A. In the current study, we sought to determine the prevalence of mutations in TERT and these five other genes in de novo papillary urothelial neoplasms of low malignant potential (PUNLMP) of the urinary bladder. A retrospective search of our archives for PUNLMP was performed and 30 de novo cases were identified and included in the study...
June 8, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589387/non-invasive-papillary-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-vagina-molecular-analysis-of-a-rare-case-identifies-clonal-relationship-to-non-invasive-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
#17
Hind N Warzecha, Falko Fend, Julia Steinhilber, Harald Abele, Melanie Henes, Niklas Harland, Annette Staebler
We present a rare case of non-invasive papillary urothelial carcinoma of the vagina as the initial presentation of a multicentric urothelial carcinoma also involving bladder and renal pelvis and report for the first time in the literature the molecular alterations observed in the vaginal urothelial lesion and the synchronous lesions of the urinary tract. In this case, the non-invasive papillary urothelial carcinoma in the vagina displayed the same genetic alterations in the FGFR3 and PIK3CA genes as those seen in the non-invasive papillary urothelial carcinoma of the bladder contrasting with the wild phenotype observed in the invasive urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis...
June 7, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583899/statins-do-not-inhibit-the-fgfr-signaling-in-chondrocytes
#18
B Fafilek, M Hampl, N Ricankova, I Vesela, L Balek, M Kunova Bosakova, I Gudernova, M Varecha, M Buchtova, P Krejci
OBJECTIVE: Statins are widely used drugs for cholesterol lowering, which were recently found to counteract the effects of aberrant fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR3) signaling in cell and animal models of FGFR3-related chondrodysplasia. This opened an intriguing therapeutic possibility for human dwarfing conditions caused by gain-of-function mutations in FGFR3, although the mechanism of statin action on FGFR3 remains unclear. Here, we determine the effect of statins on FGFR signaling in chondrocytes...
June 3, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583311/next-generation-sequencing-of-nonmuscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-reveals-potential-biomarkers-and-rational-therapeutic-targets
#19
Eugene J Pietzak, Aditya Bagrodia, Eugene K Cha, Esther N Drill, Gopa Iyer, Sumit Isharwal, Irina Ostrovnaya, Priscilla Baez, Qiang Li, Michael F Berger, Ahmet Zehir, Nikolaus Schultz, Jonathan E Rosenberg, Dean F Bajorin, Guido Dalbagni, Hikmat Al-Ahmadie, David B Solit, Bernard H Bochner
BACKGROUND: Molecular characterization of nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) may provide a biologic rationale for treatment response and novel therapeutic strategies. OBJECTIVE: To identify genetic alterations with potential clinical implications in NMIBC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Pretreatment index tumors and matched germline DNA from 105 patients with NMIBC on a prospective Institutional Review Board-approved protocol underwent targeted exon sequencing analysis in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-certified clinical laboratory...
June 2, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551036/a-patient-with-muenke-syndrome-manifesting-migrating-neonatal-seizures
#20
Yukimune Okubo, Taro Kitamura, Mai Anzai, Wakaba Endo, Takehiko Inui, Yusuke Takezawa, Sato Suzuki-Muromoto, Takuya Miyabayashi, Noriko Togashi, Hiroshi Oba, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Haginoya
We report a patient with Muenke syndrome who had repetitive apneic spell followed by focal status epilepticus in the early infancy. Ictal EEG showed focal spikes bursts originated from the left hemisphere and sifted to the right hemisphere, during which he had migrating tonic seizures from right side of the body to the left side of the body. Brain MRI showed abnormal development of bilateral hippocampus, which was characterized as abnormal folding of hippocampal gyri. However, the long-term seizure prognosis was favorable...
May 24, 2017: Brain & Development
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