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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548125/next-generation-sequencing-based-molecular-characterization-of-primary-urinary-bladder-adenocarcinoma
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Somak Roy, Dinesh Pradhan, Wayne L Ernst, Stephanie Mercurio, Yana Najjar, Rahul Parikh, Anil V Parwani, Reetesh K Pai, Rajiv Dhir, Marina N Nikiforova
Primary bladder adenocarcinoma is a rare and aggressive tumor with poor clinical outcomes and no standard of care therapy. Molecular biology of this tumor is unknown due to the lack of comprehensive molecular profiling studies. The study aimed to identify genomic alterations of clinical and therapeutic significance using next-generation sequencing and compare genomic profile of primary bladder adenocarcinoma with that of high-grade urothelial carcinoma and colorectal adenocarcinoma. A cohort of 15 well-characterized primary bladder adenocarcinoma was subjected to targeted next-generation sequencing for the identification of mutations and copy-number changes in 51 cancer-related genes...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542371/whole-genome-sequencing-of-spermatocytic-tumors-provides-insights-into-the-mutational-processes-operating-in-the-male-germline
#2
Eleni Giannoulatou, Geoffrey J Maher, Zhihao Ding, Ad J M Gillis, Lambert C J Dorssers, Alexander Hoischen, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Gilean McVean, Andrew O M Wilkie, Leendert H J Looijenga, Anne Goriely
Adult male germline stem cells (spermatogonia) proliferate by mitosis and, after puberty, generate spermatocytes that undertake meiosis to produce haploid spermatozoa. Germ cells are under evolutionary constraint to curtail mutations and maintain genome integrity. Despite constant turnover, spermatogonia very rarely form tumors, so-called spermatocytic tumors (SpT). In line with the previous identification of FGFR3 and HRAS selfish mutations in a subset of cases, candidate gene screening of 29 SpTs identified an oncogenic NRAS mutation in two cases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540249/liquid-biopsies-for-bladder-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Douglas G Ward, Richard T Bryan
The development of accurate urinary biomarkers for the non-invasive detection of urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) could transform patient pathways by reducing reliance on cystoscopy, and the identification of highly prognostic (or even predictive) biomarkers could better guide patient management. A number of approaches are being utilised to address these challenges in both urinary- and plasma-borne tumour DNA (tDNA), so-called "liquid biopsies". Next generation sequencing (NGS) and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) allow detection of very low levels of such tDNA amongst a large excess of non-tumour DNA, the former permitting large mutation panels to be assessed and the latter potentially identifying ultrarare mutant alleles yet restricted for multiplexing...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525363/targeted-sequencing-of-tonsillar-and-base-of-tongue-cancer-and-human-papillomavirus-positive-unknown-primary-of-the-head-and-neck-reveals-prognostic-effects-of-mutated-fgfr3
#4
Cinzia Bersani, Lars Sivars, Linnea Haeggblom, Sebastian DiLorenzo, Michael Mints, Andreas Ährlund-Richter, Nikolaos Tertipis, Eva Munck-Wikland, Anders Näsman, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Tina Dalianis
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus positive (HPV+) tonsillar cancer (TSCC), base of tongue cancer (BOTSCC) and unknown primary cancer of the head and neck (HNCUP) have better outcome than corresponding HPV- cancers. To find predictive markers for response to treatment, and correlations and differences in mutated oncogenes and suppressor genes between HPV+ TSCC/BOTSSCC and HPV+ HNCUP and HPV- TSCC/BOTSCC targeted next-generation sequencing was performed of frequently mutated regions in 50 cancer related genes...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524162/targeted-sequencing-based-analyses-of-candidate-gene-variants-in-ulcerative-colitis-associated-colorectal-neoplasia
#5
Sanjiban Chakrabarty, Vinay Koshy Varghese, Pranoy Sahu, Pradyumna Jayaram, Bhadravathi M Shivakumar, Cannanore Ganesh Pai, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
BACKGROUND: Long-standing ulcerative colitis (UC) leading to colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most serious and life-threatening consequences acknowledged globally. Ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal carcinogenesis showed distinct molecular alterations when compared with sporadic colorectal carcinoma. METHODS: Targeted sequencing of 409 genes in tissue samples of 18 long-standing UC subjects at high risk of colorectal carcinoma (UCHR) was performed to identify somatic driver mutations, which may be involved in the molecular changes during the transformation of non-dysplastic mucosa to high-grade dysplasia...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523296/a-systematic-review-of-the-possible-carcinogenic-role-of-the-aristolochic-acid
#6
Tivadar Bara, Simona Gurzu, Haruhiko Sugimura, Tivadar Bara, Marius Alexandru Beleaua, Ioan Jung
Aristolochic acid (AA) is a bioactive component of Chinese herbs, dietary supplements, slimming pills and contaminated flour, which is known to induce chronic tubulointerstitial disease. AA is also shown to be involved in the genesis of the upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and some other cancers, but its tumorigenic role is far to be understood. We performed a systematic literature review regarding the involvement of AA in malignant processes and molecular pathways of carcinogenesis. Twenty representative papers were selected for this review...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521404/silencing-tak1-alters-gene-expression-signatures-in-bladder-cancer-cells
#7
Jimin Chen, Nan Zhang, Jiaming Wen, Zhewei Zhang
The aim of the present study was to identify the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) that are induced by the silencing of transforming growth factor-β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) in bladder cancer cells and to analyze the potential biological effects. Dataset GSE52452 from mutant fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) bladder cancer cells transfected with control siRNA or TAK1-specific siRNA was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus. The DEGs between the two groups were identified using Limma package following data pre-processing by Affy in Bioconductor...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521156/2-oxo-3-4-dihydropyrimido-4-5-d-pyrimidinyl-derivatives-as-new-irreversible-pan-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-fgfr-inhibitors
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Xueqiang Li, Christopher P Guise, Rana Taghipouran, Yuliana Yosaatmadja, Amir Ashoorzadeh, Woo-Kyong Paik, Christopher J Squire, Shuang Jiang, Jinfeng Luo, Yong Xu, Zheng-Chao Tu, Xiaoyun Lu, Xiaomei Ren, Adam V Patterson, Jeff B Smaill, Ke Ding
A series of 2-oxo-3, 4-dihydropyrimido[4,5-d]-pyrimidinyl derivatives were designed and synthesized as new irreversible inhibitors of the FGFR family. One of the most promising compounds 2l potently inhibited FGFR1/2/3 with IC50 values of 1.06, 0.84 and 5.38 nM, respectively, whereas its potency against FGFR4 was diminished by an order of magnitude. Compound 2l strongly suppresses the proliferation of FGFR1-amplified H520 non-small cell lung cancer cells, FGFR2-amplified SUM52 breast cancer cells and FGFR3-amplified SW780 bladder cancer cells with low nanomolar IC50 values, but was significantly less potent against four FGFR-negative cancer cell lines, with low micromolar IC50 values...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520086/activated-fgfr3-prevents-subchondral-bone-sclerosis-during-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-in-transgenic-mice-with-achondroplasia
#9
Toshiaki Okura, Masaki Matsushita, Kenichi Mishima, Ryusaku Esaki, Taisuke Seki, Naoki Ishiguro, Hiroshi Kitoh
The purpose of this study is to investigate the morphometric changes of the subchondral bone during the development of osteoarthritis (OA) in transgenic mice with achondroplasia (Fgfr3(ach) ) carrying a heterozygous gain-of-function mutation in Fgfr3. Two OA models (spontaneously developed with age: the aging model, and surgically induced by destabilization of the medial meniscus: the DMM model) were established. Articular cartilage, epiphysis and metaphysis of the knee joint were histologically and morphometrically compared between wild-type mice and Fgfr3(ach) mice in both OA models...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507621/expression-of-fgfr3-protein-and-gene-amplification-in-urinary-bladder-lesions-in-relation-to-schistosomiasis
#10
Olfat Hammam, Tarek Aboushousha, Ali El-Hindawi, Hosni Khairy, Heba Khalil, Amira Kamel, Maha Akl, Ahmed Abdel-Hady, Mona Magdy, Mohamed Badawy, Amr El Kholy, Khalid Al Osili, Nora Kamel, Shady Anis, Tarek El Leithy
BACKGROUND: Bladder cancer represents the fifth most common malignancy worldwide and a major cause of cancer-related morbidity and death. Incidence and mortality rates have remained relatively constant over the past four decades. Urothelial bladder cancers have identified multiple risk factors. AIM: We aimed at evaluating the expression of the FGFR3 protein and gene amplification in the urothelial cells of neoplastic and non-neoplastic urothelial lesions of the urinary bladder, and correlation with tumour grade, stage and associated bilharziasis...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506841/definition-of-critical-size-osteochondral-defect-and-it-s-the-negative-effect-to-the-surrounding-articular-cartilage-in-the-rat-knee
#11
Hiroki Katagiri, Luis Filipe Mendes, Frank P Luyten
BACKGROUND: Joint trauma is predisposing to the incidence of osteoarthritis of the knee. There is a limited knowledge on the impact of posttraumatic osteochondral defects on the whole joint. This study was designed to define a critical size osteochondral defect in the knee of rats and to investigate a possible association between osteochondral defects and degeneration of the surrounding joint surface. METHODS: Cylindrical osteochondral defects of different sizes were created in the knee joint of rats...
May 12, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497003/achondroplasia-and-biliary-atresia-a-rare-association-and-review-of-literature
#12
Ranjit I Kylat
Achondroplasia (ACH) occurs in most cases as de novo mutations of the gene-encoding fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3). Biliary atresia (BA) is a progressive neonatal inflammatory and fibro-obliterative cholangiopathy affecting the extra- and intrahepatic biliary tree to varying degrees, and it results in obstruction to bile flow and cholestatic jaundice in neonates. BA is thought to be a multifactorial disease, genome association studies have shown abnormalities in susceptibility genes, and levels of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) have been noted to be increased...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483978/fgf-dependent-context-driven-role-for-frs-adapters-in-the-early-telencephalon
#13
Sayan Nandi, Grigoriy Gutin, Christopher A Blackwood, Nachiket G Kamatkar, Kyung W Lee, Gordon Fishell, Fen Wang, Mitchell Goldfarb, Jean M Hébert
FGF signaling, an important component of intercellular communication, is required in many tissues throughout development to promote diverse cellular processes. Whether FGF receptors (FGFRs) accomplish such varied tasks in part by activating different intracellular transducers in different contexts remains unclear. Here we use the developing mouse telencephalon as an example to study the role of the FRS adapters, FRS2 and FRS3, in mediating the functions of FGFRs. Using tissue-specific and germline mutants, we examine the requirement of Frs genes in two FGFR-dependent processes...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483234/identification-of-a-novel-missence-mutation-in-fgfr3-gene-in-an-iranian-family-with-ladd-syndrome-by-next-generation-sequencing
#14
Farah Talebi, Farideh Ghanbari Mardasi, Javad Mohammadi Asl, Amir Hooshang Bavarsad, Saeed Tizno
Lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital syndrome (LADD) is a multiple congenital anomaly and a genetically heterogeneous disorder. The aim of this study was to identify the pathogenic gene in an Iranian family with LADD syndrome and review the literature on reported mutations that involved in pathogenesis of LADD syndrome. One novel variant, c.1882 G > A, in fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) was identified by next generation sequencing and Sanger sequencing. The heterozygous FGFR3 c.1882 G > A variant results in substitution of aspartic acid with asparagine at amino acid 628 (p...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475287/lncrna-ccat1-promotes-glioma-tumorigenesis-by-sponging-mir-181b
#15
Bingzhou Cui, Baoshan Li, Qi Liu, Youqiang Cui
Colon cancer-associated transcript 1 (CCAT1), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), is upregulated and has a vital role in the pathogenesis of numerous cancers. Recently, its high expression was found in glioma tissues. miR-181b is downregulated in glioma and acts as a tumor suppressor. However, the exact mechanism of CCAT1 action in the regulation of glioma development remains unknown. CCAT1 and miR-181b expression was firstly examined in glioma tissue samples by real-time PCR. An RNA interference approach was used to downregulate CCAT1 expression and we analyzed the underlying mechanism of CCAT1 by using bioinformatics analysis, CCK-8 assay, Transwell assay, flow cytometry, luciferase assay, RNA immunoprecipitation, real-time PCR, Western blot, and xenograft models...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468611/clinical-association-analysis-of-ependymomas-and-pilocytic-astrocytomas-reveals-elevated-fgfr3-and-fgfr1-expression-in-aggressive-ependymomas
#16
Birgitta Lehtinen, Annina Raita, Juha Kesseli, Matti Annala, Kristiina Nordfors, Olli Yli-Harja, Wei Zhang, Tapio Visakorpi, Matti Nykter, Hannu Haapasalo, Kirsi J Granberg
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) are well-known proto-oncogenes in several human malignancies and are currently therapeutically targeted in clinical trials. Among glioma subtypes, activating FGFR1 alterations have been observed in a subpopulation of pilocytic astrocytomas while FGFR3 fusions occur in IDH wild-type diffuse gliomas, resulting in high FGFR3 protein expression. The purpose of this study was to associate FGFR1 and FGFR3 protein levels with clinical features and genetic alterations in ependymoma and pilocytic astrocytoma...
May 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467822/fgf-dependent-metabolic-control-of-vascular-development
#17
Pengchun Yu, Kerstin Wilhelm, Alexandre Dubrac, Joe K Tung, Tiago C Alves, Jennifer S Fang, Yi Xie, Jie Zhu, Zehua Chen, Frederik De Smet, Jiasheng Zhang, Suk-Won Jin, Lele Sun, Hongye Sun, Richard G Kibbey, Karen K Hirschi, Nissim Hay, Peter Carmeliet, Thomas W Chittenden, Anne Eichmann, Michael Potente, Michael Simons
Blood and lymphatic vasculatures are intimately involved in tissue oxygenation and fluid homeostasis maintenance. Assembly of these vascular networks involves sprouting, migration and proliferation of endothelial cells. Recent studies have suggested that changes in cellular metabolism are important to these processes. Although much is known about vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-dependent regulation of vascular development and metabolism, little is understood about the role of fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) in this context...
May 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449808/validation-of-quantitative-pcr-based-assays-for-detection-of-gene-copy-number-aberrations-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-solid-tumor-samples
#18
Meenakshi Mehrotra, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Ronald Abraham, Bal Mukund Mishra, Shumaila Virani, Hui Chen, Mark J Routbort, Keyur P Patel, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Rajesh R Singh
Gene copy number changes are important somatic alterations in cancers. A number of high throughput methods, such as next generation sequencing, are capable of detecting copy number aberrations, but their use can be challenging and cost prohibitive for screening a small number of markers. Furthermore, detection of CNAs by high throughput platforms needs confirmation by an orthogonal technique, especially in cases with low level CNAs. Here, we have validated TaqMan based quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays to detect CNAs in genes of high clinical importance in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples...
April 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443149/inverted-urothelial-papilloma-a-review-of-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-clinical-management
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REVIEW
Mary K Sweeney, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Jennifer Gordetsky
Inverted urothelial papilloma (IUP) is a rare, non-invasive endophytic lesion that accounts for 1-2% of urothelial tumours. On cystoscopy, IUP appears as a pedunculated/papillary mass with a smooth surface. On microscopy, IUP has an endophytic growth pattern with the bulk of the tumour covered by a superficial layer of urothelium, which can be hyperplastic or attenuated. The cytology should be bland, with uniform, spindled cells arranged in anastomosing trabeculae and cords with peripheral palisading of basaloid cells...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434888/melorheostosis-exome-sequencing-of-an-associated-dermatosis-implicates-postzygotic-mosaicism-of-mutated-kras
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Michael P Whyte, Malachi Griffith, Lee Trani, Steven Mumm, Gary S Gottesman, William H McAlister, Kilannin Krysiak, Robert Lesurf, Zachary L Skidmore, Katie M Campbell, Ilana S Rosman, Susan Bayliss, Vinieth N Bijanki, Angela Nenninger, Brian A Van Tine, Obi L Griffith, Elaine R Mardis
Melorheostosis (MEL) is the rare sporadic dysostosis characterized by monostotic or polyostotic osteosclerosis and hyperostosis often distributed in a sclerotomal pattern. The prevailing hypothesis for MEL invokes postzygotic mosaicism. Sometimes scleroderma-like skin changes, considered a representation of the pathogenetic process of MEL, overlie the bony changes, and sometimes MEL becomes malignant. Osteopoikilosis (OPK) is the autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia that features symmetrically distributed punctate osteosclerosis due to heterozygous loss-of-function mutation within LEMD3...
April 21, 2017: Bone
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