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Markovic Srdjan, Antic Jadranka, Dimitrijevic Ivan, Zogovic Branimir, Bojic Daniela, Svorcan Petar, Markovic Velimir, Krivokapic Zoran
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The two key aspects associated with the microsatellite instability (MSI) as genetic phenomenon in colorectal cancer (CRC) are better survival prognosis, and the varying response to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-based chemotherapy. This study was undertaken to measure the survival of surgically treated patients with stages II and III CRC based on the MSI status, the postoperative 5-FU treatment as well as clinical and histological data. METHODS: A total of 125 consecutive patients with stages II and III (American Joint Committee on Cancer, AJCC staging) primary CRCs, were followed prospectively for a median time of 31 months (January 2006 to December 2009)...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Zhaohui Jin, Harry H Yoon
Preliminary clinical studies of anti-programmed cell death-1 (anti-PD-1) therapy in gastro-esophageal cancers have suggested promising single-agent activity. In patients who received prior treatment for advanced disease, pembrolizumab has been associated with a response rate of 20% in programmed cell death-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1)-positive tumors, and nivolumab with a response rate of 12% in unselected tumors. Both agents yielded a median duration of response lasting ~6-7 months. PD-L1 expression and microsatellite instability (MSI) have emerged as potential predictive markers for PD-1/PD-L1 blockade...
October 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Yoshiki Nando, Jiro Watari, Chiyomi Ito, Ken Hara, Takahisa Yamasaki, Takuya Okugawa, Takashi Kondo, Tomoaki Kono, Katsuyuki Tozawa, Toshihiko Tomita, Yoshio Ohda, Tadayuki Oshima, Hirokazu Fukui, Nagahide Matsubara, Naohiro Tomita, Seiichi Hirota, Hiroto Miwa
It is recommended that small (6-10 mm) lesions be treated with endoscopic resection (ER), while diminutive (≤ 5 mm) lesions are not currently an indication for ER according to the Japanese guidelines. The aim of this study was to evaluate the molecular alterations, and therefore treatment indications, in diminutive vs. small tubular adenoma (TA). We prospectively analyzed genetic instability, including microsatellite instability (MSI) and loss of heterozygosity, methylation status, KRAS/BRAF mutations, and Ki-67 staining in 96 TAs without a villous component...
October 13, 2016: Human Pathology
Joo Hwa Lee, Nam Jin Yoo, Min Sung Kim, Sug Hyung Lee
Alterations of genes involved in histone modification are common in cancers. A histone demethylase-encoding gene PHF2 is considered a putative tumor suppressor gene (TSG). PHF2 is essential for p53-mediated TSG functions such as chemotherapy-mediated cancer cell killing. However, inactivating mutations of PHF2 that could inactivate its functions are not reported in cancers. In a genome database, we observed that the PHF2 gene possessed mononucleotide repeats, which could be mutated in cancers with high microsatellite instability (MSI-H)...
October 15, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
E Stelloo, A M L Jansen, E M Osse, R A Nout, C L Creutzberg, D Ruano, D N Church, H Morreau, V T H B M Smit, T van Wezel, T Bosse
BACKGROUND: Mismatch repair (MMR)-deficiency analysis is increasingly recommended for all endometrial cancers, as it identifies Lynch syndrome-patients, and is emerging as a prognostic classifier to guide adjuvant treatment. The aim of this study was to define the optimal approach for MMR-deficiency testing and to clarify discrepancies between microsatellite instability (MSI) analysis and immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis of MMR protein expression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 696 endometrial cancers were analyzed for MSI (pentaplex panel) and MMR protein expression (IHC)...
October 13, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Beatriz Rocha, Francisco J Blanco, Cristina Ruiz-Romero
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is a technique used to visualize the spatial distribution of biomolecules such as peptides, proteins, lipids or other organic compounds by their molecular masses. Among the different MSI strategies, MALDI-MSI provides a sensitive and label-free approach for imaging of a wide variety of protein or peptide biomarkers from the surface of tissue sections, being currently used in an increasing number of biomedical applications such as biomarker discovery and tissue classification...
October 11, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Dejing Ma, Feng Lu, Xuexue Zou, Hu Zhang, Yangyang Li, Lin Zhang, Liang Chen, Dongjing Qin, Bin Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the value of use of intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted imaging (IVIM-DWI) as an adjunct to dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to distinguish benign from malignant breast lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data pertaining to 117 patients with breast lesions who underwent DCE-MRI and IVIM-DWI examination with 3.0T MRI was conducted. A total of 128 lesions were pathologically confirmed (47 benign and 81 malignant)...
October 11, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Simona Marzi, Francesca Piludu, Chiara Forina, Giuseppe Sanguineti, Renato Covello, Giuseppe Spriano, Antonello Vidiri
OBJECTIVE: To correlate intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: Forty untreated patients with HNSCC were included retrospectively in the study. Perfusion fraction f, diffusion coefficient D and perfusion-related diffusion coefficient D* were extracted by bi-exponential fitting of IVIM data. Semi-quantitative DCE-MRI parameters, including positive enhancement integral (PEI) and maximum slope of increase (MSI), were calculated...
October 11, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Natalia Servetto, Ricardo Sahade
The pennatulid Malacobelemnon daytoni is one of the dominant species in Potter Cove, Antarctica. Its abundance and range of distribution have increased in recent years probably related to climate change mediated alterations of environmental factors. This work is the second part of a study dealing on the reproductive ecology of Malacobelemnon daytoni, and aims to assess its reproductive seasonality over a two-year period. Sampling was carried out every month during 2009-2010 and samples were examined by histological analysis...
2016: PloS One
Ju Hwa Lee, Nam Jin Yoo, Min Sung Kim, Chang Hyeok An, Sug Hyung Lee
Loss of ZMPSTE24 is related to progeroid phenotypes in human. Cells in zmpste24-deficient mice show delayed DNA damage response, increased aneuploidy and increased genomic instability, which are considered features of cancer cells. The aim of this study was to address whether ZMPSTE24 gene was mutated in colorectal cancers (CRCs) and gastric (GCs), and its expression was altered. ZMPSTE24 possesses a T9 mononucleotide repeat in an exon, which could be mutated in cancers with defects in mismatch repair that can result in microsatellite instability (MSI)...
October 6, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Erin Gemperline, Caitlin Keller, Dhileepkumar Jayaraman, Junko Maeda, Michael R Sussman, Jean-Michel Ané, Lingjun Li
Plant science is an important, rapidly developing area of study. Within plant science, one area of study that has grown tremendously with recent technological advances, such as mass spectrometry, is the field of plant-omics; however, plant peptidomics is relatively underdeveloped in comparison with proteomics and metabolomics. Endogenous plant peptides can act as signaling molecules and have been shown to affect cell division, development, nodulation, reproduction, symbiotic associations, and defense reactions...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
Sha Lou, Benjamin Balluff, Arjen H G Cleven, Judith V M G Bovée, Liam A McDonnell
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) has been widely used for the direct molecular assessment of tissue samples and has demonstrated great potential to complement current histopathological methods in cancer research. It is now well established that tissue preparation is key to a successful MSI experiment; for histologically heterogeneous tumor tissues, other parts of the workflow are equally important to the experiment's success. To demonstrate these facets here we describe a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization MSI biomarker discovery investigation of high-grade, complex karyotype sarcomas, which often have histological overlap and moderate response to chemo-/radio-therapy...
October 8, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Rachel A Little, Jye Yen Sia, Jayne E Harrison
AIM: To assess the changes in interviewees' and interviewers' perceptions and experiences of national recruitment and a multi-station interview (MSI) for the selection of Orthodontic Specialty Registrars to UK training programmes from 2012 to 2014. DESIGN: Questionnaire-based longitudinal survey. SETTING: Interviews for selection of Orthodontic Specialty Registrars (StRs) held at London Deanery, London, UK. METHODS: Interviewees and interviewers completed an anonymous questionnaire comprising of 17 and 26 questions, respectively...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Orthodontics
Anna Maria A P Fernandes, Pedro H Vendramini, Renan Galaverna, Nicolas V Schwab, Luciane C Alberici, Rodinei Augusti, Roger F Castilho, Marcos N Eberlin
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) of neurotransmitters has so far been mainly performed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) where derivatization reagents, deuterated matrix and/or high resolution, or tandem MS have been applied to circumvent problems with interfering ion peaks from matrix and from isobaric species. We herein describe the application of desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry imaging (DESI)-MSI in rat brain coronal and sagittal slices for direct spatial monitoring of neurotransmitters and choline with no need of derivatization reagents and/or deuterated materials...
October 4, 2016: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Tamotsu Sugai, Wataru Habano, Ryo Takagi, Hiroo Yamano, Makoto Eizuka, Noriyuki Arakawa, Yayoi Takahashi, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Keisuke Kawasaki, Syunichi Yanai, Kazuyuki Ishida, Hiromu Suzuki, Takayuki Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Colorectal laterally spreading tumors (LSTs) are classified into LST-Gs and LST-NGs, according to macroscopic findings. In the present study, we determined the genetic and epigenetic alterations within colorectal LSTs and protruding adenomas. METHODS: A crypt isolation method was used to isolate DNA from tumors and normal glands of 73 macroscopically verified colorectal LSTs (histologically defined adenomas; 38 LST-Gs and 35 LST-NGs) and 36 protruding adenomas...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
Sanâa Wahbi, Yves Prin, Jean Thioulouse, Hervé Sanguin, Ezékiel Baudoin, Tasnime Maghraoui, Khalid Oufdou, Christine Le Roux, Antoine Galiana, Mohamed Hafidi, Robin Duponnois
Cropping systems based on carefully designed species mixtures reveal many potential advantages in terms of enhancing crop productivity, reducing pest and diseases, and enhancing ecological services. Associating cereals and legume production either through intercropping or rotations might be a relevant strategy of producing both type of culture, while benefiting from combined nitrogen fixed by the legume through its symbiotic association with nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and from a better use of P and water through mycorrhizal associations...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Ronald J Hause, Colin C Pritchard, Jay Shendure, Stephen J Salipante
Microsatellite instability (MSI), the spontaneous loss or gain of nucleotides from repetitive DNA tracts, is a diagnostic phenotype for gastrointestinal, endometrial, and colorectal tumors, yet the landscape of instability events across a wider variety of cancer types remains poorly understood. To explore MSI across malignancies, we examined 5,930 cancer exomes from 18 cancer types at more than 200,000 microsatellite loci and constructed a genomic classifier for MSI. We identified MSI-positive tumors in 14 of the 18 cancer types...
October 3, 2016: Nature Medicine
Teesha C Baker, Jun Han, Christoph H Borchers
Matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) is a robust tool for spatially resolved analysis of biomolecules in situ. Recent advances in high ionization-efficiency MALDI matrices, new matrix deposition procedures, and the development of high spatial-resolution and high sensitivity MS instruments continue to drive new applications of MALDI-MSI, along with other MSI techniques, which allow us to visualize and determine the regio-specific and temporal changes in proteins, peptides, lipids, drug molecules, and metabolites within the tissues, cells and microorganisms...
September 27, 2016: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
Stephanie M Wood, Anthony J Gill, Alexander S Brodsky, Shaolei Lu, Kenneth Friedman, Galina Karashchuk, Kara Lombardo, Dongfang Yang, Murray B Resnick
Fatty acid-binding protein 1 (FABP1) is an intracellular protein responsible for the transportation of long chain fatty acids. Aside from its functions in lipid metabolism and cellular differentiation, FABP1 also plays a role in inflammation through its interaction with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). Previously, we compared expression of colonic epithelium genes in a subset of microsatellite instable (MSI) colorectal carcinomas (medullary carcinomas) to normal colonic mucosa and found that FABP1 expression was markedly decreased in the tumors...
September 30, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Mai Yamamoto, Ritchie Ly, Biban Gill, Yujie Zhu, Jose Moran-Mirabal, Philip Britz-McKibbin
Capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) represents a high efficiency microscale separation platform for untargeted profiling of polar/ionic metabolites that is ideal for volume-restricted biological specimens with minimal sample workup. Despite these advantages, the long-term stability of CE-MS remains a major obstacle hampering its widespread application in metabolomics notably for routine analysis of anionic metabolites under negative ion mode conditions. Herein, we report for the first time that commonly used ammonia containing buffers compatible with electrospray ionization (ESI)-MS can compromise the integrity of fused-silica capillaries via aminolysis of their outer polyimide coating...
October 10, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
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