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Yingchi Zhang, Yufeng Gao, Hui Zhang, Jingliao Zhang, Fuhong He, Aleš Hnízda, Maoxiang Qian, Xiaoming Liu, Yoshihiro Gocho, Ching-Hon Pui, Tao Cheng, Qianfei Wang, Jun J Yang, Xiaofan Zhu, Xin Liu
Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) comprises of approximately 10-15% of childhood ALL cases, many of whom respond exquisitely to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), e.g., imatinib in PDGFRB -rearranged ALL. However, some cases developed drug resistance to TKIs with mechanisms poorly understood. In this study, we identified a novel PDGFRB fusion gene, namely AGGF1-PDGFRB , and functionally characterized its oncogenic potential in vitro. Further genomic profiling of longitudinally collected samples during treatment revealed the emergence of a mutation PDGFRBC843G , which directly conferred resistance to all generations of ABL TKIs, including imatinib, dasatinib, nilotinib, and ponatinib...
February 6, 2018: Blood
Satoshi Kaito, Sakiko Harada, Masao Tsukada, Akira Kojima, Kanichi Iwama, Kazunari Yamada, Kouichi Kajiwara, Kentaro Morikawa, Keiki Shimizu, Yasuji Kozai, Hideki Koudo
A 35-year-old man who previously underwent splenectomy for hereditary spherocytosis at age 29 visited our hospital complaining of fatigue that had started 7 days ago and right upper abdominal pain. Laboratory data showed increased white blood cell and eosinophil count accompanied by severe transaminitis and clotting abnormalities. Computed tomography scan showed multiple embolisms in the portal vein, superior mesenteric vein, right pulmonary artery, and inferior vena cava. Severe liver damage presumably caused by portal vein thrombosis was also observed...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Xuefeng Yuan, Alexandre Caron, Hua Wu, Laurent Gautron
Past studies have suggested that non-neuronal brain cells express the leptin receptor. However, the identity and distribution of these leptin receptor-expressing non-neuronal brain cells remain debated. This study assessed the distribution of the long form of the leptin receptor (LepRb) in non-neuronal brain cells using a reporter mouse model in which LepRb-expressing cells are permanently marked by tdTomato fluorescent protein (LepRb-CretdTomato ). Double immunohistochemistry revealed that, in agreement with the literature, the vast majority of tdTomato-tagged cells across the mouse brain were neurons (i...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
Robert Roskoski
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) was discovered as a serum-derived component necessary for the growth of smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts, and glial cells. The PDGF family is a product of four gene products and consists of five dimeric isoforms: PDGF-AA, PDGF-BB, PDGF-CC, PDGF-DD, and the PDGF-AB heterodimer. This growth factor family plays an essential role in embryonic development and in wound healing in the adult. These growth factors mediate their effects by binding to and activating their receptor protein-tyrosine kinases, which are encoded by two genes: PDGFRA and PDGFRB...
February 2, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Yue Zhang, Shiqiang Qu, Qianfei Wang, Jianyong Li, Zefeng Xu, Tiejun Qin, Gang Huang, Zhijian Xiao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Natasha N DeMeo, Jeremy D Burgess, Patrick R Blackburn, Jennifer M Gass, John Richter, Herjot K Atwal, Jay A van Gerpen, Paldeep S Atwal
This case report describes an individual with brain calcifications, cognitive decline, motor dysfunction, and hypocalcaemia. Exome sequencing revealed a previously reported variant in the CASR gene and a variant of uncertain significance in PDGFRB. The clinical phenotype is likely explained by the CASR variant, but we discuss how the PDGFRB variant could also participate in the phenotype.
January 2018: Clinical Case Reports
X Y Zhang, T F Liu, C W Li, Q H Li, X F Zhu
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and therapeutic strategies of childhood myeloid neoplasms associated with eosinophilia and platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRB) gene rearrangement. Methods: Clinical data of myeloid neoplasms associated with eosinophilia and t (1;5) (q21;q33) chromosomal translocation of PDGFRB gene rearrangement in a child hospitalized in Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences on May 2015 was collected and analyzed...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Yang Liu, Wei Sun, Xiaojun Ma, Yuedong Hao, Gang Liu, Xiaohui Hu, Houlai Shang, Pengfei Wu, Zexue Zhao, Weidong Liu
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common histological type of primary bone cancer. The present study was designed to identify the key genes and signaling pathways involved in the metastasis of OS. Microarray data of GSE39055 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, which included 19 OS biopsy specimens before metastasis (control group) and 18 OS biopsy specimens after metastasis (case group). After the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using the Linear Models for Microarray Analysis package, hierarchical clustering analysis and unsupervised clustering analysis were performed separately, using orange software and the self-organization map method...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Beatriz Quintáns, Joao Oliveira, María-Jesús Sobrido
Primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) is a neurodegenerative disease with characteristic calcium deposits in the basal ganglia and other brain regions. The disease usually presents as a combination of abnormal movements, cognitive and psychiatric manifestations, clinically indistinguishable from other adult-onset neurodegenerative disorders. The differential diagnosis must be established with genetic and nongenetic disorders that can also lead to calcium deposits in encephalic structures. In the past years PFBC causal mutations have been discovered in genes related to calcium phosphate homeostasis (SLC20A2, XPR1) and in genes involved with endothelial function and integrity (PDGFB, PDGFRB)...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Y Fu, W Y Guan, H Y Wu, H Y Wu, Z W Fan, Q Ye, F Q Meng
Objective: To investigate the clinical and histological features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of myofibroma/myofibromatosis. Methods: The clinical data and pathology features of nine cases of myofibroma/myofibromatosis were collected from August 2011 to November 2016 in Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University Medical School and Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University. Immunohistochemistry(IHC), PDGFRB molecular analysis and ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusion were performed and relevant literature reviewed...
January 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Zhiwei Qiao, Kumiko Shiozawa, Tadashi Kondo
Pazopanib, a multitarget tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitor, has been approved for treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. Elucidation of the molecular background of pazopanib resistance should lead to improved clinical outcomes in sarcomas; accordingly, we investigated this in synovial sarcoma using a proteomic approach. Pazopanib sensitivity was examined in four synovial sarcoma cell lines: SYO-1, HS-SYII, 1273/99, and YaFuSS. The 1273/99 cell line showed significantly higher IC50 values than the others for pazopanib...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
Sachindra, Lionel Larribère, Daniel Novak, Huizi Wu, Laura Hüser, Karol Granados, Elias Orouji, Jochen Utikal
Adaptive resistance to targeted therapy such as BRAF inhibitors represents in melanoma a major drawback to this otherwise powerful treatment. Some of the underlying molecular mechanisms have recently been described: hyperactivation of the BRAF-MAPK pathway, of the AKT pathway, of the TGFβ/EGFR/PDGFRB pathway, or the low MITF/AXL ratio. Nevertheless, the phenomenon of early resistance is still not clearly understood. In this report, we show that knockdown of neural crest-associated gene ID3 increases the melanoma sensitivity to vemurafenib short-term treatment...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
Kathryn G Roberts, Yung-Li Yang, Debbie Payne-Turner, Wenwei Lin, Jacob K Files, Kirsten Dickerson, Zhaohui Gu, Jack Taunton, Laura J Janke, Taosheng Chen, Mignon L Loh, Stephen P Hunger, Charles G Mullighan
New therapies for Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) patients are urgently needed. The genetic landscape of Ph-like ALL is characterized by a diverse array of kinase-activating alterations (including rearrangements, sequence mutations, and copy number alterations), suggesting that patients with Ph-like ALL are candidates for targeted therapy, similar to BCR-ABL1 ALL. We sought to investigate the functional role and targetability of the spectrum of kinase-activating alterations identified in Ph-like ALL...
September 12, 2017: Blood Advances
Carmen Garrigós, Marta Espinosa, Ana Salinas, Ignacio Osman, Rafael Medina, Miguel Taron, Sonia Molina-Pinelo, Ignacio Duran
Despite major advances in the knowledge of the molecular basis of renal cell carcinoma, prognosis is still defined using clinical and pathological parameters. Moreover, no valid predictive biomarkers exist to help us selecting the best treatment for each patient. With these premises, we aimed to analyse the expression and to determine the prognostic and predictive value of 64 key single nucleotide polymorphisms in 18 genes related with angiogenesis or metabolism of antiangiogenics in two cohorts of patients with localized and advanced renal cell cancer treated at our institution...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
Yiyan Wang, Xiaoheng Li, Fei Ge, Kaiming Yuan, Zhijian Su, Guimin Wang, Qingquan Lian, Ren-Shan Ge
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is one family of growth factors that regulate cell growth and differentiation. Rat Leydig cells express PDGF-β receptor (PDGFRB) during pubertal development. However, the mechanism of PDGF in the regulation of Leydig cell development is unclear. In the present study, rat immature Leydig cells were isolated from the testes of 35-day-old Sprague-Dawley rats and treated with 1 and 10 ng/mL of PDGF-BB. After 24 h of treatment, these cells were harvested for genomics profiling and the medium steroids were measured...
January 2018: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
X Zou, P Ramachandran, T J Kendall, A Pellicoro, E Dora, R L Aucott, K Manwani, T Y Man, K E Chapman, N C Henderson, S J Forbes, S P Webster, J P Iredale, B R Walker, Z Michailidou
A hallmark of chronic liver injury is fibrosis, with accumulation of extracellular matrix orchestrated by activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Glucocorticoids (GC) limit HSC activation in vitro and tissue GC levels are amplified by 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-1 (11βHSD1). Although 11βHSD1 inhibitors have been developed for type 2 diabetes mellitus and improve diet-induced fatty liver in various mouse models, effects on the progression and/or resolution of liver injury and consequent fibrosis have not been characterised...
December 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
P Gawliński, M Pelc, E Ciara, S Jhangiani, E Jurkiewicz, T Gambin, A Różdżyńska-Świątkowska, M Dawidziuk, Z H C Akdemir, D Lys Guilbride, D Muzny, J R Lupski, M Krajewska-Walasek
We expand the KOGS phenotype by over 70% to include 24 unreported KOGS symptoms, in a first male patient, the third overall associated with the PDGFRB c.1751C>G, p.(Pro584Arg) mutation. 18 of these symptoms are unique to our patient, the remaining 6 are shared with other patients. Of the 24 unreported features overall, 6 show marked phenotype evolution and varying time of onset. The triangular face detected at 14 months and long palpebral fissures with lateral ectropion at 4 years are present in other members of the cohort...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Genetics
Muna Ghazzawi, Varun Mehra, Marcin Knut, Loretta Brown, William Tapper, Andrew Chase, Hugues de Lavallade, Nicholas C P Cross
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2017: Acta Haematologica
Gaël Nicolas, Camille Charbonnier, Dominique Campion, Joris A Veltman
Primary Familial Brain Calcification (PFBC) is a rare calcifying disorder of the brain with autosomal dominant inheritance, of unknown prevalence. Four causal genes have been identified so far: SLC20A2, PDGFB, PDGFRB, and XPR1, with pathogenic, probably pathogenic or missense variants of unknown significance found in 27.7% probands in the French PFBC series. Estimating PFBC prevalence from a clinical input is arduous due to a large diversity of symptoms and ages of onset and to incomplete clinical penetrance...
January 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
Xavier M Keutgen, Suresh Kumar, Sudheer Gara, Myriem Boufraqech, Sunita Agarwal, Ralph H Hruban, Naris Nilubol, Martha Quezado, Richard Finney, Maggie Cam, Electron Kebebew
BACKGROUND: Nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NFPanNETs) may be sporadic or inherited because of germline mutations associated with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). The clinical behavior of NFPanNETs is difficult to predict, even in tumors of the same stage and grade. The authors analyzed genotype-specific patterns of transcriptional messenger RNA (mRNA) levels of NFPanNETs to understand the molecular features that determine PanNET phenotype...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
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