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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620002/correction-frequent-overexpression-of-hmga2-in-human-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-and-its-correlation-with-let-7a3-let-7b-mirna
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June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591699/genetic-heterogeneity-in-leiomyomas-of-deep-soft-tissue
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Ioannis Panagopoulos, Ludmila Gorunova, Marta Brunetti, Antonio Agostini, Hege Kilen Andersen, Ingvild Lobmaier, Bodil Bjerkehagen, Sverre Heim
Leiomyoma of deep soft tissue is a rare type of benign smooth muscle tumor that mostly occurs in the retroperitoneum or abdominal cavity of women, and about which very little genetic information exists. In the present study, eight leiomyomas of deep soft tissue were genetically analyzed. G-banding showed that three tumors carried rearrangements of the long arm of chromosome 12, three others had 8q rearrangements, the 7th tumor had deletion of the long arm of chromosome 7, del(7)(q22), and the 8th had aberrations of chromosome bands 3q21~23 and 11q21~22...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585395/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-markers-in-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors
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Olesya Solheim, Mette Førsund, Claes G Tropé, Sigrid Marie Kraggerud, Jahn M Nesland, Ben Davidson
The purpose of this study was to determine the expression and potential clinical role of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related factors in malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCT). Protein expression of E-cadherin, N-cadherin, P-cadherin, Zeb1, HMGA2, and vimentin by immunohistochemistry was analyzed in 42 MOGCT from patients treated in Norway during the period 1981-2001. Expression was analyzed for association with clinicopathologic parameters. E-cadherin (p = 0.016) and HMGA2 (p = 0.002) expression was significantly higher in immature teratomas and yolk sac tumors compared with dysgerminomas...
June 6, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584193/let-7-contributes-to-diabetic-retinopathy-but-represses-pathological-ocular-angiogenesis
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Qinbo Zhou, Robert J A Frost, Chastain Anderson, Fangkun Zhao, Jing Ma, Bo Yu, Shusheng Wang
The in vivo function of microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remains unclear. Here we report that let-7 family members are expressed in retinal and choroidal endothelial cells (EC). In ECs, overexpression of let-7 by adenovirus represses EC proliferation, migration, and networking in vitro, while inhibition of the let-7 family with a locked nucleic acid (LNA)-anti-miR has the opposite effect. Mechanistically, silencing of the let-7 target gene HMGA2 mimics the phenotype of let-7 overexpression in ECs...
June 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574510/rip4-inhibits-stat3-signaling-to-sustain-lung-adenocarcinoma-differentiation
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Jawahar Kopparam, Johanna Chiffelle, Paolo Angelino, Alessandra Piersigilli, Nadine Zangger, Mauro Delorenzi, Etienne Meylan
Loss of epithelial differentiation and extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling are known to facilitate cancer progression and are associated with poor prognosis in patients with lung cancer. We have identified Receptor-interacting serine/threonine protein kinase 4 (RIP4) as a regulator of tumor differentiation in lung adenocarcinoma (AC). Bioinformatics analyses of human lung AC samples showed that poorly differentiated tumors express low levels of RIP4, whereas high levels are associated with better overall survival...
June 2, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565871/propofol-inhibits-hepatocellular-carcinoma-growth-and-invasion-through-the-hmga2-mediated-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Wei Ou, Jie Lv, Xiaohua Zou, Yin Yao, Jinli Wu, Jian Yang, Zhumei Wang, Yan Ma
Propofol is a commonly used intravenous anesthetic in tumor surgery. Recently, studies have confirmed that propofol has an antitumor effect on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, the molecular mechanism underlying this effect has not been elucidated until now. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism of propofol on HepG2 cell proliferation, apoptosis and invasion, focusing on High Mobility Group AT-Hook 2 (HMGA2)-mediated Wnt/β-catenin pathway. The HepG2 cells were treated with various concentrations of propofol for 24 h, the relative protein levels of HMGA2, Wnt3a, β-catenin, Snail Family Zinc Finger 1 and c-myc were determined by western blot analysis...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536261/the-let-7-lin28-axis-regulates-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-in-alcoholic-liver-injury
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Kelly McDaniel, Li Huang, Keisaku Sato, Nan Wu, Tami Annable, Tianhao Zhou, Sugeily Ramos-Lorenzo, Ying Wan, Qiaobing Huang, Heather Francis, Shannon Glaser, Hidekazu Tsukamoto, Gianfranco Alpini, Fanyin Meng
The let-7/lin28 axis is associated with the regulation of key cellular regulatory genes known as microRNAs (miRNAs) in different human disorders and cancer development. This study evaluated the role of the let-7/lin28 axis in regulating a mesenchymal phenotype of hepatic stellate cells in alcoholic liver injury. We identified that ethanol feeding significantly downregulated several members of the let-7 family in mouse liver, including let-7a and let-7b. Similarly, the treatment of human hepatic stellate cells (hHSCs) with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and TGF-β significantly decreased the expressions of let-7a and let-7b...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533522/hmga2-promotes-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-tumor-aggressiveness-by-upregulating-twist1-in-gastric-carcinoma
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Junying Sun, Baocun Sun, Ran Sun, Dongwang Zhu, Xiulan Zhao, Yanhui Zhang, Xueyi Dong, Na Che, Jing Li, Fang Liu, Nan Zhao, Yong Wang, Danfang Zhang
High mobility group protein A2 (HMGA2) is a transcription factor that plays an important role in the invasion and metastasis of gastric carcinoma (GC). The term vasculogenic mimicry (VM) refers to the unique ability of aggressive tumour cells to mimic the pattern of embryonic vasculogenic networks. However, the relationship between HMGA2 and VM formation remains unclear. In the present study, we examined concomitant HMGA2 expression and VM in 228 human GC samples and 4 GC cell lines. Our data indicate that HMGA2 is not only significantly associated with VM formation but also influences the prognosis of patients with gastric carcinoma...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524160/stroma-regulated-hmga2-is-an-independent-prognostic-marker-in-pdac-and-aac
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Carina Strell, Karin Jessica Norberg, Artur Mezheyeuski, Jonas Schnittert, Praneeth R Kuninty, Carlos Fernández Moro, Janna Paulsson, Nicolai Aagaard Schultz, Dan Calatayud, Johannes Matthias Löhr, Oliver Frings, Caroline Sophie Verbeke, Rainer Lothar Heuchel, Jai Prakash, Julia Sidenius Johansen, Arne Östman
BACKGROUND: The HMGA2 protein has experimentally been linked to EMT and cancer stemness. Recent studies imply that tumour-stroma interactions regulate these features and thereby contribute to tumour aggressiveness. METHODS: We analysed 253 cases of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and 155 cases of ampullary adenocarcinoma (AAC) for HMGA2 expression by IHC. The data were correlated with stroma abundance and supplemented by experimental studies. RESULTS: HMGA2 acts as an independent prognostic marker associated with a significantly shorter overall survival in both tumour types...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522832/the-fragment-hmga2-sh-3p20-from-hmga2-mrna-3-utr-promotes-the-growth-of-hepatoma-cells-by-upregulating-hmga2
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Yuan Wang, Fuquan Chen, Zhe Yang, Man Zhao, Shuqin Zhang, Yuen Gao, Jinyan Feng, Guang Yang, Weiying Zhang, Lihong Ye, Xiaodong Zhang
High mobility group A2 (HMGA2) plays a crucial role in the development of cancer. However, the mechanism by which HMGA2 promotes the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. Here, we explore the hypothesis that HMGA2 may enhance the growth of hepatoma cells through a fragment based on the secondary structure of HMGA2 mRNA 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR). Bioinformatics analysis showed that HMGA2 mRNA displayed a hairpin structure within its 3'UTR, termed HMGA2-sh. Mechanistically, RNA immunoprecipitation assays showed that the microprocessor Drosha or DGCR8 interacted with HMGA2 mRNA in hepatoma cells...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514723/genomic-profiling-of-pelvic-genital-type-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-woman-with-a-germline-chek2-c-1100delc-mutation-and-a-concomitant-diagnosis-of-metastatic-invasive-ductal-breast-carcinoma
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My Linh Thibodeau, Caralyn Reisle, Eric Zhao, Lee Ann Martin, Yazeed Alwelaie, Karen L Mungall, Carolyn Ch'ng, Ruth Thomas, Tony Ng, Stephen Yip, Howard Lim, Sophie Sun, Sean S Young, Aly Karsan, Yongjun Zhao, Andrew J Mungall, Richard A Moore, Daniel Renouf, Karen Gelmon, Yussanne P Ma, Malcolm Hayes, Janessa Laskin, Marco A Marra, Kasmintan A Schrader, Steven J M Jones
INTRODUCTION: We describe a woman with the known pathogenic germline variant CHEK2:c.1100delC and synchronous diagnoses of both pelvic genital type leiomyosarcoma and metastatic invasive ductal breast carcinoma. CHEK2 (checkpoint kinase 2) is a tumour suppressor gene encoding a serine/threonine-protein kinase (CHEK2) involved in double-strand DNA break repair and cell cycle arrest. The CHEK2:c.1100delC variant is a moderate penetrance allele resulting in an approximate 2-fold increase in breast cancer risk...
May 16, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510366/hmga2-plays-an-important-role-in-cr-vi-induced-autophagy
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Fan Yang, Lian Zhao, Dan Mei, Liping Jiang, Chengyan Geng, Qiujuan Li, Xiaofeng Yao, Yong Liu, Ying Kong, Jun Cao
Cr (VI) is mutagenic and carcinogenic, but the mechanism is unclear. In this study, the involvement of high mobility group A2 (HMGA2) in Cr (VI)-induced autophagy was investigated. Cr (VI) treatment induced formation of autophagosomes, increased expression of LC3II, Atg12-Atg5, Atg4, Atg10, HMGA1 and HMGA2 proteins, and decreased the expression of p62 in A549 cells. Silencing of HMGA2 gene by siRNA blocked Cr (VI)-induced formation of autophagosomes, expression of LC3II, Atg12-Atg5, Atg10 and reduction of p62...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502886/hmga2-a-driver-of-inflammation-is-associated-with-hypermethylation-in-acute-liver-injury
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Huimin Huang, Haidi Li, Xin Chen, Yang Yang, Xiaofeng Li, Wanxia Li, Cheng Huang, Xiaoming Meng, Lei Zhang, Jun Li
Acute liver injury (ALI) is characteristic of abrupt hepatic dysfunction and inflammatory response. Activaion of Kupffer cells (KCs) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of ALI. Since the High Mobility Group A protein2 (HMGA2) occurs as a driver at critical stage of hepatocellular carcinoma, herein, we investigated the role of HMGA2 in macrophage activation during ALI. Our study found that the expression of HMGA2 decreased dramatically both in KCs isolated from the liver in mice with ALI and in LPS-induced RAW264...
August 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500786/dovitinib-enhances-temozolomide-efficacy-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Thatchawan Thanasupawat, Suchitra Natarajan, Amy Rommel, Aleksandra Glogowska, Hugo Bergen, Jerry Krcek, Marshall Pitz, Jason Beiko, Sherry Krawitz, Inder M Verma, Saeid Ghavami, Thomas Klonisch, Sabine Hombach-Klonisch
The multikinase inhibitor and FDA-approved drug dovitinib (Dov) crosses the blood-brain barrier and was recently used as single drug application in clinical trials for GB patients with recurrent disease. The Dov-mediated molecular mechanisms in GB cells are unknown. We used GB patient cells and cell lines to show that Dov downregulated the stem cell protein Lin28 and its target high-mobility group protein A2 (HMGA2). The Dov-induced reduction in pSTAT3(Tyr705) phosphorylation demonstrated that Dov negatively affects the STAT3/LIN28/Let-7/HMGA2 regulatory axis in GB cells...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487599/mir-195-regulates-proliferation-and-apoptosis-through-inhibiting-the-mtor-p70s6k-signaling-pathway-by-targeting-hmga2-in-esophageal-carcinoma-cells
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Yong Li, Dapeng Wu, Pei Wang, Xiaohui Li, Gongning Shi
miR-195 is related to tumorigenesis and frequently inhibits cell proliferation and promotes apoptosis in various cancers, including esophageal carcinoma (EC). The mTOR/p70s6k signaling pathway, which is the major target pathway for HMGA2, regulates the survival and cell proliferation of many tumors and is commonly active in EC. The relationships of miR-195, HMGA2, and the mTOR/p70s6k signaling pathway in EC, however, remain unknown. In the present study, we found that the miR-195 level was significantly downregulated in EC tissues, while the mRNA expressions of HMGA2 were significantly upregulated...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474175/the-hmga-gene-family-in-chordates-evolutionary-perspectives-from-amphioxus
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Matteo Bozzo, Simone Macrì, Daniela Calzia, Riccardo Sgarra, Guidalberto Manfioletti, Paola Ramoino, Thurston Lacalli, Robert Vignali, Mario Pestarino, Simona Candiani
High mobility group A proteins of vertebrates, HMGA1 and 2, are chromatin architectural factors involved in development, cell differentiation, and neoplastic transformation. Here, we characterize an amphioxus HMGA gene ortholog and analyze its expression. As a basal chordate, amphioxus is well placed to provide insights into the evolution of the HMGA gene family, particularly in the transition from invertebrates to vertebrates. Our phylogenetic analysis supports the basal position of amphioxus, echinoderm, and hemichordate HMGA sequences to those of vertebrate HMGA1 and HMGA2...
May 4, 2017: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469731/integrated-data-analysis-reveals-potential-drivers-and-pathways-disrupted-by-dna-methylation-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinomas
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Caroline Moraes Beltrami, Mariana Bisarro Dos Reis, Mateus Camargo Barros-Filho, Fabio Albuquerque Marchi, Hellen Kuasne, Clóvis Antônio Lopes Pinto, Srikant Ambatipudi, Zdenko Herceg, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Silvia Regina Rogatto
BACKGROUND: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a common endocrine neoplasm with a recent increase in incidence in many countries. Although PTC has been explored by gene expression and DNA methylation studies, the regulatory mechanisms of the methylation on the gene expression was poorly clarified. In this study, DNA methylation profile (Illumina HumanMethylation 450K) of 41 PTC paired with non-neoplastic adjacent tissues (NT) was carried out to identify and contribute to the elucidation of the role of novel genic and intergenic regions beyond those described in the promoter and CpG islands (CGI)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463429/hmga2-is-a-specific-immunohistochemical-marker-for-pleomorphic-adenoma-and-carcinoma-ex-pleomorphic-adenoma
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Jeffrey K Mito, Vickie Y Jo, Simion I Chiosea, Paola Dal Cin, Jeffrey F Krane
AIMS: Accurate classification of salivary gland neoplasms may be challenging due to morphologic overlap, particularly in small biopsies. Recurrent translocations involving High Mobility Group A2 (HMGA2) are present in a subset of pleomorphic adenoma (PA) and carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma (CA ex-PA). We evaluated immunohistochemical HMGA2 expression in 225 salivary gland tumors including 56 PAs, 37 CA ex-PAs and 132 potential histologic mimics to determine its diagnostic utility. METHODS AND RESULTS: HMGA2 expression was identified in 19 PAs (33...
April 30, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445937/methylation-mediated-silencing-of-microrna-211-promotes-cell-growth-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-through-activation-of-the-akt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-gbm
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Weidong Li, Xiaobo Miao, Lingling Liu, Yue Zhang, Xuejun Jin, Xiaojun Luo, Hai Gao, Xubin Deng
Aberrant expression of miR-211 has frequently been reported in cancer studies; however, its role in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) has not been examined in detail. We investigated the function and the underlying mechanism of miR-211 in GBM. We revealed that miR-211 was downregulated in GBM tissues and cell lines. Restoration of miR-211 inhibited GBM cell growth and invasion both in vitro and in vivo. The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) phenotype was reversed when miR-211 expression was restored. HMGA2 was identified as a down-stream target of miR-211...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442558/gene-flow-ancient-polymorphism-and-ecological-adaptation-shape-the-genomic-landscape-of-divergence-among-darwin-s-finches
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Fan Han, Sangeet Lamichhaney, B Rosemary Grant, Peter R Grant, Leif Andersson, Matthew T Webster
Genomic comparisons of closely related species have identified "islands" of locally elevated sequence divergence. Genomic islands may contain functional variants involved in local adaptation or reproductive isolation and may therefore play an important role in the speciation process. However, genomic islands can also arise through evolutionary processes unrelated to speciation, and examination of their properties can illuminate how new species evolve. Here, we performed scans for regions of high relative divergence (FST) in 12 species pairs of Darwin's finches at different genetic distances...
June 2017: Genome Research
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