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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212278/the-effect-of-the-human-peptide-ghk-on-gene-expression-relevant-to-nervous-system-function-and-cognitive-decline
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Loren Pickart, Jessica Michelle Vasquez-Soltero, Anna Margolina
Neurodegeneration, the progressive death of neurons, loss of brain function, and cognitive decline is an increasing problem for senior populations. Its causes are poorly understood and therapies are largely ineffective. Neurons, with high energy and oxygen requirements, are especially vulnerable to detrimental factors, including age-related dysregulation of biochemical pathways caused by altered expression of multiple genes. GHK (glycyl-l-histidyl-l-lysine) is a human copper-binding peptide with biological actions that appear to counter aging-associated diseases and conditions...
February 15, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192371/somatic-mutations-in-telomerase-promoter-counterbalance-germline-loss-of-function-mutations
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Lindley Maryoung, Yangbo Yue, Ashley Young, Chad A Newton, Cindy Barba, Nicolai S C van Oers, Richard C Wang, Christine Kim Garcia
Germline coding mutations in different telomere-related genes have been linked to autosomal-dominant familial pulmonary fibrosis. Individuals with these inherited mutations demonstrate incomplete penetrance of clinical phenotypes affecting the lung, blood, liver, skin, and other organs. Here, we describe the somatic acquisition of promoter mutations in telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) in blood leukocytes of approximately 5% of individuals with inherited loss-of-function coding mutations in TERT or poly(A)-specific ribonuclease (PARN), another gene linked to telomerase function...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157704/overlooked-fancd2-variant-encodes-a-promising-portent-tumor-suppressor-and-alternative-polyadenylation-contributes-to-its-expression
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Bing Hang, Yihang Shen, Piyan Zhang, Panneerselvam Jayabal, Raymond Che, Jun Zhang, Herbert Yu, Peiwen Fei
Fanconi Anemia (FA) complementation group D2 protein (FANCD2) is the center of the FA tumor suppressor pathway, which has become an important field of investigation in human aging and cancer. Here we report an overlooked central player in the FA pathway, FANCD2 variant 2 (FANCD2-V2), which appears to perform more potent tumor suppressor-function compared to the known variant of FANCD2, namely, FANCD2-V1. Detailed analysis of the FANCD2 gene structure indicated a proximal and distal polyadenylation site (PAS), associated with V2 and V1 transcripts accordingly...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145643/analysis-of-fifty-hotspot-mutations-of-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-never-smokers
#4
Ha Youn Lee, Se Hoon Lee, Jae Kyung Won, Dong Soo Lee, Nak Jung Kwon, Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Chang Hoon Lee, Sang Min Lee, Jae Joon Yim, Chul Gyu Yoo, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Young Sik Park
Smoking is the major risk factor for lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), although a small number of lung SCCs occurs in never-smokers. The purpose of this study was to compare 50 hotspot mutations of lung SCCs between never-smokers and smokers. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients newly diagnosed with lung SCC between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013 in the Seoul National University Hospital. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor samples were used for analysis of hotspot mutations...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128737/taz-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-elucidation-at-protein-level
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Showkat A Malik, Mosin S Khan, Majeed Dar, Mahboob Ul Hussain, Syed Mudassar
BACKGROUND: Hippo-LATS pathway is involved in regulating multiple phenotypes. TAZ (transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif) is a prominent proto-oncogene of this developmental pathway. Elevated TAZ expression has been observed in many cancers including Non-Small Cell lung cancer (NSCLC). OBJECTIVE: We elucidated the frequency of protein expression of TAZ gene in NSCLC patients of our population along with its relationship with clinicopathological parameters and determined its prognostic significance concerning survival in patients with resected tumor...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122330/a-novel-seven-long-non-coding-rna-signature-predicts-survival-in-early-stage-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Mingwei Chen, Baoquan Liu, Jianbing Xiao, Yingnan Yang, Yafang Zhang
Increasing evidence has revealed the significant association between dysregulated lncRNA expression and cancers. The prognostic value of lncRNAs in predicting the risk of disease recurrence and identifying high-risk subgroup of early stage lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is still unclear. In this study, we analyzed lncRNA expression profiles of 415 early-stage LUAD patients from Gene Expression Omnibus and identified a novel seven-lncRNA signature that was significantly associated with survival in patients with early-stage LUAD (HR = 2...
January 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103968/-gene-expression-and-clinical-characteristics-of-molecular-targeted-therapy-%C3%A2-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-in-shandong
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Xiuli Qiao, Dan Ai, Honglu Liang, Dianbin Mu, Qisen Guo
BACKGROUND: Molecular targeted therapy has gradually become an important treatment for lung cancer, the aim of this research is to analyze the clinicopathologic features associated with the gene mutation status of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (EML4-ALK), ROS proto-oncogene 1, receptor tyrosine kinase (ROS1) and Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene (KRAS) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and determine the most likely populations to benefit from molecular target therapy treatment...
January 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095912/study-on-expression-of-cdh4-in-lung-cancer
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Zhupeng Li, Dan Su, Lisha Ying, Guangmao Yu, Weimin Mao
BACKGROUND: The human CDH4 gene, which encodes the R-cadherin protein, has an important role in cell migration and cell adhesion, sorting, tissue morphogenesis, and tumor genesis. This study analyzed the relationship of CDH4 mRNA expression with lung cancer. METHODS: Real time PCR was applied to detect CDH4 mRNA transcription in 142 paired cases of lung cancer and noncancerous regions. RESULTS: No correlation was identified between CDH4 mRNA expression and gender, age, lymphnode metastasis, TNM stage, family history, smoking state, drinking state (P > 0...
January 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092948/oral-cell-dna-adducts-as-potential-biomarkers-for-lung-cancer-susceptibility-in-cigarette-smokers
#9
Stephen S Hecht
This perspective considers the use of oral cell DNA adducts, together with exposure and genetic information, to potentially identify those cigarette smokers at highest risk for lung cancer, so that appropriate preventive measures could be initiated at a relatively young age before too much damage has been done. There are now well established and validated analytical methods for the quantitation of urinary and serum metabolites of tobacco smoke toxicants and carcinogens. These metabolites provide a profile of exposure and in some cases lung cancer risk, but they do not yield information on the critical DNA damage parameter that leads to mutations in cancer growth control genes such as KRAS and TP53...
January 17, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077340/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-in-children-with-emphasis-on-the-pubertal-status-and-association-with-brafv600e-mutation
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Şükran Poyrazoğlu, Rüveyde Bundak, Firdevs Baş, Gülçin Yeğen, Yasemin Şanlı, Feyza Darendeliler
OBJECTIVE: Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) could behave differently in prepubertal than in pubertal children and between children and adults. BRAF gene activating mutations may associate with PTC by creating aberrant activation. We aimed to evaluate clinicopathological characteristics of PTC patients with emphasis on the pubertal status and investigate the association of BRAFV600E mutation with disease characteristics. METHODS: Medical records of 75 patients with PTC were reviewed retrospectively...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065467/lung-adenocarcinoma-with-muc4-expression-is-associated-with-smoking-status-her2-protein-expression-and-poor-prognosis-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-338-cases
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Mariyo Rokutan-Kurata, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Shinji Sumiyoshi, Makoto Sonobe, Toshi Menju, Masanobu Momose, Mizuki Koyama, Shohei Shigeto, Masakazu Fujimoto, Meng Zhang, Satoshi Morita, Hiroshi Date, Hironori Haga
BACKGROUND: MUC4 is a transmembrane glycoprotein that plays a role in the cell growth signaling pathway and has been studied in various organ malignancies. This study aimed to analyze MUC4 expression in resected lung adenocarcinomas (ADCs) to define the clinicopathologic characteristics of MUC4-positive cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemical MUC4 analysis was performed using tissue microarray slides containing 338 lung ADCs. Associations between MUC4 expression and the following clinicopathologic parameters were evaluated: sex; age; smoking status; tumor stage; tumor grade; lymphovascular invasion; pleural invasion; TTF-1 and HNF4α expression; EGFR, KRAS, BRAF, and HER2 mutation status; and ALK and ROS1 fusion status...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057025/nomogram-integrating-gene-expression-signatures-with-clinicopathological-features-to-predict-survival-in-operable-nsclc-a-pooled-analysis-of-2164-patients
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Jian Wu, Lizhi Zhou, Lixia Huang, Jincui Gu, Shaoli Li, Baomo Liu, Jinlun Feng, Yanbin Zhou
BACKGROUND: The current tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging system is insufficient to predict outcome of patients with operable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) owing to its phenotypic and genomic heterogeneity. Integrating genomic signatures with clinicopathological factors may provide more detailed evaluation of prognosis. METHODS: All 2164 clinically annotated NSCLC samples (1326 in the training set and 838 in the validation set) with corresponding microarray data from 17 cohorts were pooled to develop and validate a clinicopathologic-genomic nomogram based on Cox regression model...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044437/body-mass-index-change-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-is-associated-with-dedicator-of-cytokinesis-1
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Merry-Lynn Noelle McDonald, Sungho Won, Manuel Mattheisen, Peter J Castaldi, Michael H Cho, Erica Rutten, Megan Hardin, Wai-Ki Yip, Stephen I Rennard, David A Lomas, Emiel F M Wouters, Alvar Agusti, Richard Casaburi, Christoph P Lange, George O'Connor, Craig P Hersh, Edwin K Silverman
BACKGROUND: There have been a number of candidate gene association studies of cancer cachexia-related traits, but no genome-wide association study (GWAS) has been published to date. Cachexia presents in patients with a number of complex traits, including both cancer and COPD. The objective of the current investigation was to search for a shared genetic aetiology for change in body mass index (ΔBMI) among cancer and COPD by using GWAS data in the Framingham Heart Study. METHODS: A linear mixed effects model accounting for age, sex, and change in smoking status was used to calculate ΔBMI in participants over 40 years of age with three consecutive BMI time points (n = 4162)...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992557/an-analysis-of-egfr-mutations-among-1506-cases-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-in-guangxi-china
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Wen-E Wei, Nai-Quan Mao, Shu-Fang Ning, Ji-Lin Li, Hai-Zhou Liu, Tong Xie, Jian-Hong Zhong, Yan Feng, Chang-Hong Wei, Li-Tu Zhang
An association between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and clinical characteristics of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was reported ten years ago. In addition, a different type of relationship was seen in different ethic races. However, the relationship between these factors is not well understood in the Guangxi province. Up to now, there are only very limited data on the association of TTF1/EGFR protein positivity and EGFR mutation status in NSCLC. This study aims to investigate the role of EGFR gene mutation status on the clinical characteristics and the relationship with TTF-1/EGFR protein positivity of patients with NSCLC in Guangxi, China...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974682/association-of-polymorphisms-in-the-telomere-related-gene-acyp2-with-lung-cancer-risk-in-the-chinese-han-population
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Nanzheng Chen, Xiaomei Yang, Wen Guo, Jiangtao You, Qifei Wu, Guangjian Zhang, Haijun Li, Donghong Geng, Tianbo Jin, Junke Fu, Yong Zhang
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the telomere-associated gene ACYP2 are associated with increased lung cancer risk. We explored the correlation between ACYP2 SNPs and lung cancer susceptibility in the Chinese Han population. A total of 554 lung cancer patients and 603 healthy controls were included in this study. Thirteen SNPs in ACYP2 were selected. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were calculated using unconditional logistic regression analysis. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used assess the correlation between SNPs and lung cancer...
December 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938333/pseudomyxoma-peritonei-of-a-mature-ovarian-teratoma-caused-by-mismatch-repair-deficiency-in-a-patient-with-lynch-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yoshimasa Gohda, Rei Noguchi, Tomoko Horie, Toru Igari, Harumi Nakamura, Yasunori Ohta, Kiyoshi Yamaguchi, Tsuneo Ikenoue, Seira Hatakeyama, Nozomi Yusa, Yoichi Furukawa, Hideaki Yano
BACKGROUND: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare disease with an estimated incidence of 1-2 cases per million individuals per year. PMP is characterized by the accumulation of abundant mucinous or gelatinous fluid derived from disseminated tumorous cells. Most of the tumorous cells are originated from rupture of appendiceal neoplasms, but some are from the metastasis of cancer of the colon, ovary, fallopian tube, urachus, colorectum, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, lung and breast. Although frequent mutations in KRAS and/or GNAS genes have been reported, precise molecular mechanism underlying PMP remains to be elucidated...
December 9, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930522/promoter-hypermethylation-of-wnt-inhibitory-factor-1-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-a-systematic-meta-analysis
#17
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Yu Zheng, Xia Li, Yiming Jiang, Yufen Xu, Binbin Song, Qiang Zhou, Xiaodong Liang, Xinmei Yang
BACKGROUND: Promoter hypermethylation of Wnt inhibitory factor-1 (WIF-1)-a tumor suppressor gene-has been detected in several types of human tumors. However, the association between WIF-1 promoter hypermethylation and lung cancer remains to be elucidated. Therefore, we conducted this study to evaluate the clinical significance of WIF-1 promoter hypermethylation in lung cancer. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted to obtain eligible studies. The combined odds ratios (ORs) or hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to estimate the strength of associations...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920688/complete-and-sustained-response-with-a-doublet-chemotherapy-protocol-in-an-81-year-old-patient-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
#18
Taynah Cascaes Puty, Gabriel S A Brito, Mariana S Dias, Henrique C Miranda, Juliana R Chaves, Heryvelton L Freitas, Luís E W Carvalho
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) entails an overall 5-year survival of approximately 25%. The choice of therapy is influenced by expression of the HER2 gene and hormone receptors, by a disease-free interval, and by age. The use of paclitaxel combined with gemcitabine (doublet protocol) has shown efficacy as first-line treatment for MBC in either initial or maintenance therapy when compared to monotherapy with paclitaxel. There is evidence showing that the doublet protocol is a good alternative to maintenance therapy in women under 50 years old...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908619/correlation-of-dna-repair-gene-polymorphisms-with-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-receiving-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-surgery
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Mariacarmela Santarpia, Jose Luis Ramirez, Itziar de Aguirre, Pilar Garrido, Maria Pérez Cano, Cristina Queralt, Jose Luis Gonzalez-Larriba, Amelia Insa, Mariano Provencio, Dolores Isla, Carlos Camps, Remei Blanco, Teresa Moran, Rafael Rosell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) and ribonucleotide reductase subunit M1 (RRM1) polymorphisms influenced clinical outcome in patients with stage IIIA-B non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with neoadjuvant gemcitabine/cisplatin/docetaxel followed by surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 109 patients with stage IIIA and IIIB NSCLC were prospectively genotyped to examine a potential association between XPD 312 (aspartic acid [Asp]/asparagine [Asn]), XPD 751 (lysine [Lys]/glutamine [Gln]), and RRM1 (-37 C/A) polymorphisms with response and survival...
November 9, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902695/text-mining-genotype-phenotype-relationships-from-biomedical-literature-for-database-curation-and-precision-medicine
#20
Ayush Singhal, Michael Simmons, Zhiyong Lu
The practice of precision medicine will ultimately require databases of genes and mutations for healthcare providers to reference in order to understand the clinical implications of each patient's genetic makeup. Although the highest quality databases require manual curation, text mining tools can facilitate the curation process, increasing accuracy, coverage, and productivity. However, to date there are no available text mining tools that offer high-accuracy performance for extracting such triplets from biomedical literature...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
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