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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330306/an-rb-family-independent-e2f3-transcription-factor-variant-impairs-stat5-signaling-and-mammary-gland-remodeling-during-pregnancy-in-mice
#1
Yang Liao, Wei Du
E2F transcription factors are regulated by binding to the retinoblastoma (Rb) tumor suppressor family of proteins. Previously, we reported an E2FLQ mutation that disrupts the binding with Rb proteins without affecting E2F's transcriptional activity. We also showed that mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) with an E2F3LQ mutation exhibit increased E2F activity and more rapid cell proliferation. In this report, we analyzed E2F3LQ mice to further characterize the in vivo consequences of Rb family-independent E2F3 activity...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330296/tumor-progression-is-mediated-by-thymosin-%C3%A3-4-through-a-tgf%C3%A3-mrtf-signaling-axis
#2
Tsuyoshi Morita, Kenichiro Hayashi
Although enhanced thymosin beta-ß4 (TMSBX4/Tß4) expression is associated with tumor progression and metastasis, its tumor-promoting functions remain largely unknown. Here it is demonstrated that transforming growth factor beta (TGFß) facilitates Tß4 expression and leads to the activation of myocardin-related transcription factors (MRTFs), which are co-activators of serum response factor (SRF) and regulate the expression of genes critical for the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and tumor metastasis...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326438/conditional-knockout-of-n-myc-and-stat-interactor-disrupts-normal-mammary-development-and-enhances-metastatic-ability-of-mammary-tumors
#3
Hawley C Pruitt, Brandon J Metge, Shannon E Weeks, Dongquan Chen, Shi Wei, Robert A Kesterson, Lalita A Shevde, Rajeev S Samant
The process of organ development requires a delicate balance between cellular plasticity and differentiation. This balance is disrupted in cancer initiation and progression. N-Myc and STAT interactor (NMI: human or Nmi: murine) has emerged as a relevant player in the etiology of breast cancer. However, a fundamental understanding of its relevance to normal mammary biology is lacking. To gain insight into its normal function in mammary gland, we generated a mammary-specific Nmi knockout mouse model. We observed that Nmi protein expression is induced in mammary epithelium at the onset of pregnancy, in luminal cells and persists throughout lactation...
January 12, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321662/breast-cancer-metastasis-to-liver-and-lung-is-facilitated-by-pit-1-cxcl12-cxcr4-axis
#4
Anxo Martinez-Ordoñez, Samuel Seoane, Pablo Cabezas, Noemi Eiro, Juan Sendon-Lago, Manuel Macia, Tomas Garcia-Caballero, Luis O Gonzalez, Laura Sanchez, Francisco Vizoso, Roman Perez-Fernandez
Development of human tumors is driven by accumulation of alterations in tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes in cells. The POU1F1 transcription factor (also known Pit-1) is expressed in the mammary gland and its overexpression induces profound phenotypic changes in proteins involved in breast cancer progression. Patients with breast cancer and elevated expression of Pit-1 show a positive correlation with the occurrence of distant metastasis and poor overall survival. However, some mediators of Pit-1 actions are still unknown...
January 11, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321207/aberrantly-high-expression-of-the-cub-and-zona-pellucida-like-domain-containing-protein-1-cuzd1-in-mammary-epithelium-leads-to-breast-tumorigenesis
#5
Janelle Mapes, Lavanya Anandan, Quanxi Li, Alison Neff, Charles V Clevenger, Indrani C Bagchi, Milan K Bagchi
The peptide hormone prolactin (PRL) and certain members of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) family play central roles in mammary gland development and physiology, and their dysregulation has been implicated in mammary tumorigenesis. Our recent studies have revealed that the CUB and zona pellucida-like domain-containing protein 1 (CUZD1) is a critical factor for PRL-mediated activation of the transcription factor STAT5 in mouse mammary epithelium. CUZD1 controls production of a specific subset of the EGF family growth factors and consequent activation of their receptors...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320814/genotypic-identification-of-cystoisospora-in-immunocompromised-patients-using-tm-variation-analysis
#6
Maha M A Basyoni, Hany Ahmed Fouad Elghobary
Cystoisospora is responsible for morbidity in immunocompromised patients. PCR is sensitive for diagnosing Cystoisospora; however, it needs reevaluation for differential molecular diagnosis of cystoisosporiasis. We aimed at evaluating melting curve analysis (MCA) after real-time PCR (qPCR) in diagnosis and genotyping of Cystoisospora as an alternative to conventional PCR. We included 293 diarrheic stool samples of patients attending the Department of Clinical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine of Cairo University Hospitals, Egypt...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312549/the-akt-inhibitor-triciribine-in-combination-with-paclitaxel-has-order-specific-efficacy-against-zfp217-induced-breast-cancer-chemoresistance
#7
Christopher D Suarez, Junmin Wu, Sunil S Badve, Joseph A Sparano, William Kaliney, Laurie E Littlepage
We previously identified the transcription factor ZNF217 (human) / Zfp217 (mouse) as an oncogene and prognostic indicator of reduced survival, increased metastasis, and reduced response to therapy in breast cancer patients. Here we investigated the role of Zfp217 in chemotherapy resistance. Preclinical animal models of Zfp217 overexpression were treated with a combination therapy of the microtubule inhibitor epothilone B, doxorubicin (Adriamycin), and cyclophosphamide (EAC). Tumors overexpressing Zfp217 increased their tumor burden compared to control tumors after treatment and accumulated a mammary gland progenitor cell population (K8+K14+)...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310736/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-conjugated-linoleic-acid-isomers-and-essential-fatty-acids-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#8
D Dipasquale, L Basiricò, P Morera, R Primi, A Tröscher, U Bernabucci
Fatty acids are important modulators of inflammatory responses, in particular, n-3 and n-6 essential fatty acids and CLA have received particular attention for their ability to modulate inflammation. The objectives of this study were to compare the effects of CLA and essential fatty acids on the expression of pro and anti- inflammatory cytokines and their protective efficacy against inflammatory status in mammary gland by an in vitro model based on bovine mammary epithelial cells (BME-UV1). Bovine mammary epithelial cells were treated with complete medium containing either 50 µM of cis-9, trans-11 CLA (c9,t11 CLA) or trans-10, cis-12 CLA (t10,c12 CLA) or (α)-linolenic acid (aLnA) or (γ)-linolenic acid (gLnA) or linoleic acid (LA)...
January 9, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302921/isolated-breast-metastasis-from-gastric-cancer-in-a-male-patient
#9
Hirokazu Kubo, Tetsuya Shimizu, Hitoshi Sekido, Goro Matsuda, Kazuhisa Takeda, Akira Watanabe, Risa Sakamoto, Yuji Yamamoto, Junya Toyoda, Hitoshi Niino
A 72-year-old man underwent total gastrectomy for gastric cancer (por2, T3, N2, Stage IIIA). Eleven courses of postoperative chemotherapy with TS-1 (tegafur/gimeracil/oteracil) were administered. Five months after surgery, the serum carcinoembryonic antigen value was slightly elevated. However, computed tomography did not reveal any metastatic lesions in other organs. Two years after surgery, the patient felt a mass in the left mammary. A 2-cm tumor was palpable in the central portion of the breast. Ultrasonography revealed a hypoechoic tumor, which was Class 3 on aspiration biopsy cytological examination...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290625/regulation-of-mammary-luminal-cell-fate-and-tumorigenesis-by-p38%C3%AE
#10
Ivan Del Barco Barrantes, Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini, Konstantin Slobodnyuk, Ana Igea, Sara Gregorio, Sylwia Gawrzak, Roger R Gomis, Angel R Nebreda
Mammary stem and progenitor cells are essential for mammary gland homeostasis and are also candidates for cells of origin of mammary tumors. Here, we have investigated the function of the protein kinase p38α in the mammary gland using mice that delete this protein in the luminal epithelial cells. We show that p38α regulates the fate of luminal progenitor cells through modulation of the transcription factor RUNX1, an important controller of the estrogen receptor-positive cell lineage. We also provide evidence that the regulation of RUNX1 by p38α probably involves the kinase MSK1, which phosphorylates histone H3 at the RUNX1 promoter...
December 21, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282521/engineered-exosomes-emerging-from-muscle-cells-break-immune-tolerance-to-her2-in-transgenic-mice-and-induce-antigen-specific-ctls-upon-challenge-by-human-dendritic-cells
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Simona Anticoli, Eleonora Aricò, Claudia Arenaccio, Francesco Manfredi, Chiara Chiozzini, Eleonora Olivetta, Flavia Ferrantelli, Laura Lattanzi, Maria Teresa D'Urso, Enrico Proietti, Maurizio Federico
We recently described a novel biotechnological platform for the production of unrestricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) vaccines. It relies on in vivo engineering of exosomes, i.e., nanovesicles constitutively released by all cells, with full-length antigens of choice upon fusion with an exosome-anchoring protein referred to as Nefmut. They are produced upon intramuscular injection of a DNA vector and, when uploaded with a viral tumor antigen, were found to elicit an immune response inhibiting the tumor growth in a model of transplantable tumors...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251639/mammary-analog-secretory-carcinoma-with-etv6-rearrangement-arising-in-the-conjunctiva-and-eyelid
#12
Yongyang Bao, Jiang Li, Yanbo Zhu
Mammary analog secretory carcinoma (MASC) of salivary gland is a recently described neoplasm that morphologically and immunohistochemically resembles secretory carcinoma of the breast. Genetically, both of them harbor ETV-6-NTRK-3 fusion rearrangement. One case of primary MASCs arising from the eyelid is reported. The patient was a 52-year-old man. Microscopically, the tumor exhibited nodular aggregation of solid, tubular, and microcystic/macrocystic structures. Characteristic "colloid-like" eosinophilic secretory material was present within intraluminal spaces...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246124/transcriptome-analysis-of-genes-associated-with-breast-cancer-cell-motility-in-response-to-artemisinin-treatment
#13
Kanchan Kumari, Sunita Keshari, Debomita Sengupta, Surendra C Sabat, Sandip K Mishra
BACKGROUND: Well-known anti-malarial drug artemisinin exhibits potent anti-cancerous activities. In-vivo and in-vitro studies showed its anti-tumor and immunomodulatory properties signifying it as a potent drug candidate for study. The studies of mechanisms of cell movement are relevant which can be understood by knowing the involvement of genes in an effect of a drug. Although cytotoxicity and anti-proliferative activity of artemisinin is evident, the genes participating in its anti-migratory and reduced invasive effect are not well studied...
December 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241739/braf-and-kras-mutations-in-tubular-apocrine-adenoma-and-papillary-eccrine-adenoma-of-the-skin
#14
Jau-Yu Liau, Jia-Huei Tsai, Wen-Chang Huang, Jui Lan, Jin-Bon Hong, Chang-Tsu Yuan
Tubular apocrine adenoma (TAA) and papillary eccrine adenoma (PEA) are benign sweat gland tumors. Their names imply that they exhibit apocrine and eccrine differentiation, respectively. However, morphologically they are very similar and are often indistinguishable. The molecular pathogenesis of either tumor is poorly understood at present. On the basis of an index case of nipple adenoma that was morphologically reminiscent of cutaneous TAA/PEA and harbored a BRAFV600E mutation, we investigated whether a similar genetic change is also present in TAA/PEA...
December 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228842/mammary-analogue-secretory-carcinoma-of-the-thyroid-mimicking-locally-advanced-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-rare-case-report
#15
Haihui Liao, Ashraf Khan, Patricia M Miron, Kristine M Cornejo
Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) harboring ETV6 gene rearrangements was first described in the salivary gland with a relatively favorable prognosis and a possible molecular therapeutic target with pan-Trk inhibitors. Recently, primary MASC of the thyroid gland has been reported. We report a case of a 4.0 cm MASC arising from the left thyroid of a 58-year-old female with extrathyroidal extension. Initially, it was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration as suspicious for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and subsequently called a poorly differentiated carcinoma on resection...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205457/primary-cutaneous-secretory-carcinoma-a-previously-overlooked-low-grade-sweat-gland-carcinoma
#16
Mar Llamas-Velasco, Thomas Mentzel, Arno Rütten
INTRODUCTION: Twelve cases of primary cutaneous secretory carcinoma (PCSC) have been published, 9 showing ETV6-NTRK3 translocation, a characteristic finding shared with secretory breast carcinoma and mammary analogue secretory carcinoma. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old female presented a solitary nodule on the right groin. Biopsy revealed a secretory carcinoma staining positive with CK7, CAM5.2, mammaglobulin and S100 and negative with GATA3, CK20, podoplanin, calponin and CDX2...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189868/-breast-osteosarcoma-originating-in-a-phyllodes-tumor-report-of-one-case
#17
Tereza Nieto-Coronel, Jessica Elizabeth Salazar-Campos, David Cantú de León, Raúl Díaz-Molina, Rafael Vázquez-Romo, Enrique Bargalló-Rocha
Phyllodes tumors account for less than 1% of tumors of the mammary gland, have both epithelial and stromal components and are classified as benign, borderline and malignant. The malignant tumors are highly heterogeneous: they can differentiate to liposarcomas, fibrosarcomas, rhabdomyosarcomas, chondrosarcomas or osteosarcomas. The differentiation to osteosarcoma is extremely rare, constitutes 1.3% of cases and is very aggressive. The standard treatment of these tumors is surgical. The role of radiotherapy and chemotherapy is not clear...
August 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187405/her2-driven-breast-tumorigenesis-relies-upon-interactions-of-the-estrogen-receptor-with-coactivator-med1
#18
Yongguang Yang, Marissa Leonard, Yijuan Zhang, Dan Zhao, Mahmoud Charif, Shagufta Khan, Jiang Wang, Elyse Lower, Xiaoting Zhang
Studies of the estrogen receptor (ER) coactivator protein MED1 have revealed its specific roles in pubertal mammary gland development and potential contributions to breast tumorigenesis, based on co-amplification of MED1 and HER2 in certain breast cancers. In this study, we generated a mouse model of mammary tumorigenesis harboring the MMTV-HER2 oncogene and mutation of MED1 to evaluate its role in HER2-driven tumorigenesis. MED1 mutation in its ER-interacting LxxLL motifs was sufficient to delay tumor onset and impair tumor growth, metastasis and cancer stem-like cell formation in this model...
November 29, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187227/obesity-reversibly-depletes-the-basal-cell-population-and-enhances-mammary-epithelial-cell-estrogen-receptor-alpha-expression-and-progenitor-activity
#19
Tamara Chamberlin, Joseph V D'Amato, Lisa M Arendt
BACKGROUND: Obesity is correlated with an increased risk for developing postmenopausal breast cancer. Since obesity rates continue to rise worldwide, it is important to understand how the obese microenvironment influences normal mammary tissue to increase breast cancer risk. We hypothesized that obesity increases the proportion of luminal progenitor cells, which are thought to be the cells of origin for the most common types of breast cancer, potentially leading to an increased risk for breast cancer...
November 29, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178186/mammary-epithelium-specific-inactivation-of-v-atpase-reduces-stiffness-of-extracellular-matrix-and-enhances-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
#20
Gajendra K Katara, Arpita Kulshrestha, Liqun Mao, Xin Wang, Manoranjan Sahoo, Safaa Ibrahim, Sahithi Pamarthy, Kimiko Suzue, Gajendra S Shekhawat, Alice Gilman-Sachs, Kenneth D Beaman
Extracellular matrix (ECM) critically impacts tumor progression and is influenced by both cancer and host tissue cells. While our understanding of cancer cell ECM remodeling is widespread, the importance of host tissue ECM, which provides initial congenial environment for primary tumor formation, is partly understood. Here, we report a novel role of epithelial cell-associated vacuolar ATPase 'a2' isoform (a2V) in regulating breast tissue ECM stiffness to control metastasis. Using a mammary gland-specific a2V-knockout model, we show that in the absence of a2V, breast tumors exhibit atypically soft tumor phenotype, less tumor rigidity, and necrotic tumor microenvironment...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Oncology
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