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Catherine E Bond, Diane M McKeone, Murugan Kalimutho, Mark L Bettington, Sally-Ann Pearson, Troy D Dumenil, Leesa F Wockner, Matthew Burge, Barbara A Leggett, Vicki L J Whitehall
Serrated pathway colorectal cancers (CRCs) are characterised by a BRAF mutation and half display microsatellite instability (MSI). The Wnt pathway is commonly upregulated in conventional CRC through APC mutation. By contrast, serrated cancers do not mutate APC. We investigated mutation of the ubiquitin ligases RNF43 and ZNRF3 as alternate mechanism of altering the Wnt signal in serrated colorectal neoplasia. RNF43 was mutated in 47/54(87%) BRAF mutant/MSI and 8/33(24%) BRAF mutant/microsatellite stable cancers compared to only 3/79(4%) BRAF wildtype cancers (p<0...
September 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Anette Heller, Assia L Angelova, Sonja Bauer, Svitlana P Grekova, Marc Aprahamian, Jean Rommelaere, Michael Volkmar, Johannes W G Janssen, Nathalie Bauer, Ingrid Herr, Thomas Giese, Matthias M Gaida, Frank Bergmann, Thilo Hackert, Stefan Fritz, Nathalia A Giese
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to establish and characterize a novel pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cell line from a patient in whom the origin of the invasive carcinoma could be traced back to the intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) precursor lesion. METHODS: The primary patient-derived tumor was propagated in immunocompromised mice for 2 generations and used to establish a continuous in vitro culture termed ASAN-PaCa. Transplantation to fertilized chicken eggs confirmed the tumorigenic potential in vivo...
November 2016: Pancreas
Byung-Hoon Min, Jinha Hwang, Nayoung K D Kim, Gibeom Park, So Young Kang, Sangjeong Ahn, Soomin Ahn, Sang Yun Ha, Yun Kyung Lee, Ryoji Kushima, Michael Van Vrancken, Min Jung Kim, Changho Park, Ha Young Park, Jeesoo Chae, Se Song Jang, Sung Jin Kim, Young-Ho Kim, Jong-Il Kim, Kyoung-Mee Kim
Several recurrent mutations and epigenetic changes have been identified in advanced gastric cancer, yet genetic alterations associated with early gastric carcinogenesis and malignant transformation remain unclear. We investigated genomic and transcriptomic landscape of adenomas with low-grade dysplasia (LGD) and high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and intestinal-type early gastric cancer (EGC). Results were validated in an independent cohort that included EGCs directly adjacent to adenoma (EGC-adenoma) which were in the process of malignant transformation and de novo EGCs which do not seem to have been derived from adenoma...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Pathology
Ju-Han Lee, Younghye Kim, Jung-Woo Choi, Young-Sik Kim
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and clinical significances of KRAS, GNAS, and RNF43 mutations in patients with pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) remain elusive. To evaluate the incidence of the gene mutations and clinicopathologic differences between KRAS and GNAS mutations in pancreatic cystic lesions, we performed a meta-analysis of published 33 KRAS, 11 GNAS, and 4 RNF43 studies including 1253, 835, and 143 cases, respectively. METHODS: We pooled the results of relevant studies identified using the PubMed and EMBASE databases...
2016: SpringerPlus
Huai-Xiang Hao, Xiaomo Jiang, Feng Cong
Aberrant activation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway is frequently found in various cancers, often through mutations of downstream components. Inhibiting β-catenin signaling in tumors with downstream pathway mutations remains challenging, due to a lack of favorable targets. On the other hand, targeting upstream components of the Wnt pathway is rather straightforward. However, it is difficult to identify tumors addicted to autocrine or paracrine Wnt signaling. Discovery of the R-spondin-ZNRF3/RNF43 signaling module and its genetic alterations in cancers represents a breakthrough in this area...
2016: Cancers
Helen H N Yan, Jeffrey C W Lai, Siu Lun Ho, Wai Keung Leung, Wai Lun Law, Janet F Y Lee, Anthony K W Chan, Wai Yin Tsui, Annie S Y Chan, Bernard C H Lee, Sarah S K Yue, Alice H Y Man, Hans Clevers, Siu Tsan Yuen, Suet Yi Leung
OBJECTIVE: Serrated polyps (hyperplastic polyps, sessile or traditional serrated adenomas), which can arise in a sporadic or polyposis setting, predispose to colorectal cancer (CRC), especially those with microsatellite instability (MSI) due to MLH1 promoter methylation (MLH1(me+)). We investigate genetic alterations in the serrated polyposis pathway. DESIGN: We used a combination of exome sequencing and target gene Sanger sequencing to study serrated polyposis families, sporadic serrated polyps and CRCs, with validation by analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) cohort, followed by organoid-based functional studies...
June 21, 2016: Gut
Jia-Huei Tsai, Jau-Yu Liau, Chang-Tsu Yuan, Yu-Lin Lin, Li-Hui Tseng, Mei-Ling Cheng, Yung-Ming Jeng
RNF43 is an E3 ligase that suppresses the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway and is frequently mutated in microsatellite-unstable colorectal carcinoma. To investigate the pathogenetic role of RNF43 in the serrated pathway, we conducted mutation analysis of RNF43 in several types of colorectal neoplasms. RNF43 mutation was found in 2 of 20 (10%) sessile serrated adenomas, 10 of 36 (28%) traditional serrated adenomas, 7 of 37 (19%) traditional serrated adenomas with cytologic dysplasia, and 9 of 31 (29%) BRAF-mutated/microsatellite-stable colorectal carcinomas; however, no mutation was found in 30 tubulovillous/villous adenomas...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Gui-Xun Shi, Wei-Wei Mao, Xin-Feng Zheng, Lei-Sheng Jiang
R-spondins are a family of four secreted proteins and act as agonists of the canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. They are broadly expressed in different phases of skeleton tissues. Recently, three closely related leucine-rich repeat containing G-protein-coupled receptors (Lgr4/5/6) have been identified as the new and exact receptors of R-spondins. On the cell surface, R-spondins binding with Lgr4/5/6 and Znrf3/Rnf43 lead to reduced turnover of Wnts-receptors and potentiate Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway which is critical for the control of bone development and remodeling...
May 26, 2016: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Babita Madan, Matthew P Walker, Robert Young, Laura Quick, Kelly A Orgel, Meagan Ryan, Priti Gupta, Ian C Henrich, Marc Ferrer, Shane Marine, Brian S Roberts, William T Arthur, Jason D Berndt, Andre M Oliveira, Randall T Moon, David M Virshup, Margaret M Chou, Michael B Major
The Wnt signaling pathways play pivotal roles in carcinogenesis. Modulation of the cell-surface abundance of Wnt receptors is emerging as an important mechanism for regulating sensitivity to Wnt ligands. Endocytosis and degradation of the Wnt receptors Frizzled (Fzd) and lipoprotein-related protein 6 (LRP6) are regulated by the E3 ubiquitin ligases zinc and ring finger 3 (ZNRF3) and ring finger protein 43 (RNF43), which are disrupted in cancer. In a genome-wide small interfering RNA screen, we identified the deubiquitylase ubiquitin-specific protease 6 (USP6) as a potent activator of Wnt signaling...
May 24, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Walter Birchmeier
Wnt/β-catenin signalling is an important regulator of liver development, zonation and regeneration. The cell surface complex RSPO-LGR4/5-ZNF3/RNF43 is now shown to direct Wnt/β-catenin signalling in orchestrating the division of the liver into functionally distinct metabolic zones, providing insights into the mechanisms that influence organ development and regeneration.
April 27, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
Lara Planas-Paz, Vanessa Orsini, Luke Boulter, Diego Calabrese, Monika Pikiolek, Florian Nigsch, Yang Xie, Guglielmo Roma, Adriana Donovan, Patricia Marti, Nicolau Beckmann, Michael T Dill, Walter Carbone, Sebastian Bergling, Andrea Isken, Matthias Mueller, Bernd Kinzel, Yi Yang, Xiaohong Mao, Thomas B Nicholson, Raffaella Zamponi, Paola Capodieci, Reginald Valdez, Daniel Rivera, Andreas Loew, Chinweike Ukomadu, Luigi M Terracciano, Tewis Bouwmeester, Feng Cong, Markus H Heim, Stuart J Forbes, Heinz Ruffner, Jan S Tchorz
LGR4/5 receptors and their cognate RSPO ligands potentiate Wnt/β-catenin signalling and promote proliferation and tissue homeostasis in epithelial stem cell compartments. In the liver, metabolic zonation requires a Wnt/β-catenin signalling gradient, but the instructive mechanism controlling its spatiotemporal regulation is not known. We have now identified the RSPO-LGR4/5-ZNRF3/RNF43 module as a master regulator of Wnt/β-catenin-mediated metabolic liver zonation. Liver-specific LGR4/5 loss of function (LOF) or RSPO blockade disrupted hepatic Wnt/β-catenin signalling and zonation...
May 2016: Nature Cell Biology
Douglas Taupin, Wesley Lam, David Rangiah, Larissa McCallum, Belinda Whittle, Yafei Zhang, Daniel Andrews, Matthew Field, Christopher C Goodnow, Matthew C Cook
We report a germline nonsense mutation within the extracellular domain of the RING finger ubiquitin ligase RNF43, segregating with a severe form of serrated polyposis within a kindred. The finding provides evidence that inherited RNF43 mutations define a familial cancer syndrome.
2015: Human Genome Variation
Harshabad Singh, Yang Liu, Xiuli Xiao, Ling Lin, Jaegil Kim, Paul Van Hummelen, Chin-Lee Wu, Adam J Bass, Philip J Saylor
Urachal adenocarcinoma is a rare bladder malignancy arising from the urachal remnant. Given its rarity and the lack of knowledge about its genetic characteristics, optimal management of this cancer is not well defined. Practice patterns vary and outcomes remain poor. In order to identify the genomic underpinnings of this malignancy, we performed whole exome sequencing using seven tumor/normal pairs of formalin fixed archival specimens. We identified recurrent evidence of MAP-kinase pathway activation as three patients had neurofibromin 1 (NF1) mutations, with one of these patients also harboring an oncogenic KRAS G13D mutation...
May 17, 2016: Oncotarget
Haruna Takeda, Alistair G Rust, Jerrold M Ward, Christopher Chin Kuan Yew, Nancy A Jenkins, Neal G Copeland
Mutations in SMAD4 predispose to the development of gastrointestinal cancer, which is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. To identify genes driving gastric cancer (GC) development, we performed a Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon mutagenesis screen in the stomach of Smad4(+/-) mutant mice. This screen identified 59 candidate GC trunk drivers and a much larger number of candidate GC progression genes. Strikingly, 22 SB-identified trunk drivers are known or candidate cancer genes, whereas four SB-identified trunk drivers, including PTEN, SMAD4, RNF43, and NF1, are known human GC trunk drivers...
April 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Chutima Talabnin, Patcharee Janthavon, Sunisa Thongsom, Wipa Suginta, Krajang Talabnin, Sopit Wongkham
Ring finger E3 ligases have roles in processes central to maintenance of genomic integrity and cellular homeostasis. Many ring finger E3 ligases are implicated in malignancy. Ring finger protein 43 (RNF43) is a ring finger E3 ligase that negatively regulates the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. RNF43 is frequently mutated in several types of malignancy, including intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). The significance of its expression in ICC has not, however, been reported. We determined RNF43 expression and identified RNF43 polymorphisms in ICC tissues...
June 2016: Human Pathology
Shigeki Sekine, Satoshi Yamashita, Taro Tanabe, Taiki Hashimoto, Hiroshi Yoshida, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Motohiro Kojima, Kazuya Shinmura, Yutaka Saito, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Toshikazu Ushijima, Atsushi Ochiai
The molecular mechanisms underlying the serrated pathway of colorectal tumourigenesis, particularly those related to traditional serrated adenomas (TSAs), are still poorly understood. In this study, we analysed genetic alterations in 188 colorectal polyps, including hyperplastic polyps, sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/Ps), TSAs, tubular adenomas, and tubulovillous adenomas by using targeted next-generation sequencing and reverse transcription-PCR. Our analyses showed that most TSAs (71%) contained genetic alterations in WNT pathway components...
June 2016: Journal of Pathology
Henner F Farin, Ingrid Jordens, Mohammed H Mosa, Onur Basak, Jeroen Korving, Daniele V F Tauriello, Karin de Punder, Stephane Angers, Peter J Peters, Madelon M Maurice, Hans Clevers
Mammalian Wnt proteins are believed to act as short-range signals, yet have not been previously visualized in vivo. Self-renewal, proliferation and differentiation are coordinated along a putative Wnt gradient in the intestinal crypt. Wnt3 is produced specifically by Paneth cells. Here we have generated an epitope-tagged, functional Wnt3 knock-in allele. Wnt3 covers basolateral membranes of neighbouring stem cells. In intestinal organoids, Wnt3-transfer involves direct contact between Paneth cells and stem cells...
February 18, 2016: Nature
Haiyang Xie, Chunyang Xing, Guoqiang Cao, Bajin Wei, Xiao Xu, Penghong Song, Leiming Chen, Hai Chen, Shengyong Yin, Lin Zhou, Shusen Zheng
Our previous study has demonstrated that RNF43 could regulate the cell cycle in a p53-dependent manner in HCC. In this study, we aimed to access whether RNF43 could interact with cell cycle proteins involved in p53 pathway, including pRB, Cyclin D1 and MDM2. Totally, 123 paired HCC tissues and corresponding noncancerous tissues from HCC patients were included, and the expression of Cyclin D1, pRB and MDM2 was analyzed using tissue microarray. Our results showed the expression level of RNF43 in HCC was positively correlated with that of MDM2, Cyclin D1 and pRB-S780...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Peng-Yu Chang, Xing Jin, Yi-Yao Jiang, Li-Xian Wang, Yong-Jun Liu, Jin Wang
Intestinal stem cells are primitive cells found within the intestinal epithelium that play a central role in maintaining epithelial homeostasis through self-renewal and commitment into functional epithelial cells. Several markers are available to identify intestinal stem cells, such as Lgr5, CD24 and EphB2, which can be used to sort intestinal stem cells from mammalian gut. Here, we identify and isolate intestinal stem cells from C57BL/6 mice by using a cell surface antigen, CD44. In vitro, some CD44(+) crypt cells are capable of forming "villus-crypt"-like structures (organoids)...
May 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
Yang Zou, Wei Deng, Feng Wang, Xiao-Hong Yu, Fa-Ying Liu, Bi-Cheng Yang, Mei-Zhen Huang, Jiu-Bai Guo, Qiu-Hua Xie, Ming He, Ou-Ping Huang
A recent exome-sequencing study revealed prevalent mitogen-activated protein kinase 1 (MAPK1) p.E322K mutation in cervical carcinoma. It remains largely unknown whether ovarian carcinomas also harbor MAPK1 mutations. As paralogous gene mutations co‑occur frequently in human malignancies, we analyzed here a total of 263 ovarian carcinomas for the presence of MAPK1 and paralogous MAPK3 mutations by DNA sequencing. A previously unreported MAPK1 p.D321N somatic mutation was identified in 2 out of 18 (11.1%) ovarian mixed germ cell tumors, while no other MAPK1 or MAPK3 mutation was detected in our samples...
February 2016: Oncology Reports
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