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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101578/a-22q11-2-amplification-in-the-region-encoding-microrna-650-correlates-with-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-breast-cancer-primary-cultures-of-mexican-patients
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M Lango-Chavarría, G K Chimal-Ramírez, M E Ruiz-Tachiquín, N A Espinoza-Sánchez, M C Suárez-Arriaga, E M Fuentes-Pananá
Breast cancer ranks first in incidence and mortality in working age women. Cancer initiation and progression relies on accumulation of genetic and epigenetic aberrations that alter cellular processes, among them, epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) denotes particularly aggressive neoplasias given its capacity to invade and metastasize. Several microRNAs (miRNA) have been found able to regulate gene expression at the core of EMT. In this study, the Affymetrix CytoScan HD array was used to analyze three different primary tumor cell isolates from Mexican breast cancer patients...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096648/identification-of-genetic-and-epigenetic-variants-associated-with-breast-cancer-prognosis-by-integrative-bioinformatics-analysis
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Arunima Shilpi, Yingtao Bi, Segun Jung, Samir K Patra, Ramana V Davuluri
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer being a multifaceted disease constitutes a wide spectrum of histological and molecular variability in tumors. However, the task for the identification of these variances is complicated by the interplay between inherited genetic and epigenetic aberrations. Therefore, this study provides an extrapolate outlook to the sinister partnership between DNA methylation and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in relevance to the identification of prognostic markers in breast cancer...
2017: Cancer Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079011/molecular-mechanisms-of-anticancer-effects-of-phytoestrogens-in-breast-cancer
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Chia-Jung Hsieh, Ya-Ling Hsu, Ya-Fang Huang, Eing-Mei Tsai
Phytoestrogens derived from plants exert estrogenic as well as antiestrogenic effects and multiple actions within breast cancer cells. Chemopreventive properties of phytoestrogens have emerged from epidemiological observations. In recent clinical research studies, phytoestrogens are safe and may even protect against breast cancer. In this brief review, the molecular mechanisms of phytoestrogens on regulation of cell cycle, apoptosis, estrogen receptors, cell signaling pathways, and epigenetic modulations in relation to breast cancer are discussed...
January 11, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077797/repression-of-fyn-related-kinase-in-breast-cancer-cells-is-associated-with-promoter-site-specific-cpg-methylation
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Edward T Bagu, Sayem Miah, Chenlu Dai, Travis Spriggs, Yetunde Ogunbolude, Erika Beaton, Michelle Sanders, Raghuveera K Goel, Keith Bonham, Kiven E Lukong
The triple-negative breast cancer subtype is highly aggressive and has no defined therapeutic target. Fyn-related kinase (FRK) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, reported to be downregulated in breast cancer and gliomas, where it is suggested to have tumor suppressor activity. We examined the expression profile of FRK in a panel of 40 breast cancer cells representing all the major subtypes, as well as in 4 non-malignant mammary epithelial cell lines. We found that FRK expression was significantly repressed in a proportion of basal B breast cancer cell lines...
January 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068321/analysis-of-dna-methylation-in-single-circulating-tumor-cells
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C F Pixberg, K Raba, F Müller, B Behrens, E Honisch, D Niederacher, H Neubauer, T Fehm, W Goering, W A Schulz, P Flohr, G Boysen, M Lambros, J S De Bono, W T Knoefel, C Sproll, N H Stoecklein, R P L Neves
Direct analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) can inform on molecular mechanisms underlying systemic spread. Here we investigated promoter methylation of three genes regulating epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a key mechanism enabling epithelial tumor cells to disseminate and metastasize. For this, we developed a single-cell protocol based on agarose-embedded bisulfite treatment, which allows investigating DNA methylation of multiple loci via a multiplex PCR (multiplexed-scAEBS). We established our assay for the simultaneous analysis of three EMT-associated genes miR-200c/141, miR-200b/a/429 and CDH1 in single cells...
January 9, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066560/targeting-tumorigenicity-of-breast-cancer-stem-like-cells-using-combination-epigenetic-therapy-something-old-and-something-new
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EDITORIAL
Yi Huang, Nancy E Davidson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062545/a-review-of-estrogen-receptor-androgen-receptor-genomics-in-male-breast-cancer
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Tesa M Severson, Wilbert Zwart
Male breast cancer is a rare disease, of which little is known. In contrast to female breast cancer, the very vast majority of all cases are positive for Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERα), implicating the function of this steroid hormone receptor in tumor development and progression. Consequently, adjuvant treatment of male breast cancer revolves around inhibition of ERα. In addition, the Androgen Receptor (AR) gradually receives more attention as a relevant novel target in breast cancer treatment. Importantly, the rationale of treatment-decision making is strongly based on parallels with female breast cancer...
January 6, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062533/bet-bromodomain-proteins-as-cancer-therapeutic-targets
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Shaokun Shu, Kornelia Polyak
Epigenetic regulators are emerging therapeutic targets in a wide variety of human cancers. BET bromodomain proteins have been identified as key regulators of oncogenic transcription factors including MYC; therefore, their inhibition might provide a way to block these "undruggable" targets. Several BET bromodomain inhibitors are in clinical development with promising preliminary findings. However, tumors acquire resistance to these agents in several different ways. In this review, we summarize the role that BET bromodomain proteins play in tumorigenesis as well as the molecular mechanisms underlying therapeutic responses and resistance to their inhibition with emphasis on BRD4 and breast cancer...
January 6, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055972/integrative-genomic-and-transcriptomic-analysis-for-pinpointing-recurrent-alterations-of-plant-homeodomain-genes-and-their-clinical-significance-in-breast-cancer
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Huimei Yu, Yuanyuan Jiang, Lanxin Liu, Wenqi Shan, Xiaofang Chu, Zhe Yang, Zeng-Quan Yang
A wide range of the epigenetic effectors that regulate chromatin modification, gene expression, genomic stability, and DNA repair contain structurally conserved domains called plant homeodomain (PHD) fingers. Alternations of several PHD finger-containing proteins (PHFs) due to genomic amplification, mutations, deletions, and translocations have been linked directly to various types of cancer. However, little is known about the genomic landscape and the clinical significance of PHFs in breast cancer. Hence, we performed a large-scale genomic and transcriptomic analysis of 98 PHF genes in breast cancer using TCGA and METABRIC datasets and correlated the recurrent alterations with clinicopathological features and survival of patients...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053957/identification-of-biomarkers-for-breast-cancer-using-databases
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REVIEW
Eunhye Lee, Aree Moon
Breast cancer is one of the major causes of cancer death in women. Many studies have sought to identify specific molecules involved in breast cancer and understand their characteristics. Many biomarkers which are easily measurable, dependable, and inexpensive, with a high sensitivity and specificity have been identified. The rapidly increasing technology development and availability of epigenetic informations play critical roles in cancer. The accumulated data have been collected, stored, and analyzed in various types of databases...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045433/functions-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-wwox-in-bone-metastasis-from-breast-carcinoma-comparison-with-primary-tumors
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REVIEW
Paola Maroni, Emanuela Matteucci, Paola Bendinelli, Maria Alfonsina Desiderio
Epigenetic mechanisms influence molecular patterns important for the bone-metastatic process, and here we highlight the role of WW-domain containing oxidoreductase (Wwox). The tumor-suppressor Wwox lacks in almost all cancer types; the variable expression in osteosarcomas is related to lung-metastasis formation, and exogenous Wwox destabilizes HIF-1α (subunit of Hypoxia inducible Factor-1, HIF-1) affecting aerobic glycolysis. Our recent studies show critical functions of Wwox present in 1833-osteotropic clone, in the corresponding xenograft model, and in human bone metastasis from breast carcinoma...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040198/the-biological-and-clinical-significance-of-stromal-epithelial-interactions-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Robert McCuaig, Fan Wu, Jenny Dunn, Sudha Rao, Jane E Dahlstrom
There is evidence that an aberrant tumour microenvironment (TME) facilitates cancer development, progression, and responses to treatment. While many of the mechanisms underlying the phenotype and cancer-promoting behaviour of the TME are unknown, epigenetic mechanisms in cancer cells and the TME are thought to play important roles. As a result, cancer profiling strategies for drug and biomarker development require a thorough understanding of both the epithelial tissue compartment and the TME. This review discusses recent advances in our understanding of how cancer epithelial cells interact with their microenvironment and how this knowledge can be exploited clinically...
December 29, 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027312/the-subclonal-architecture-of-metastatic-breast-cancer-results-from-a-prospective-community-based-rapid-autopsy-program-cascade
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Peter Savas, Zhi Ling Teo, Christophe Lefevre, Christoffer Flensburg, Franco Caramia, Kathryn Alsop, Mariam Mansour, Prudence A Francis, Heather A Thorne, Maria Joao Silva, Nnennaya Kanu, Michelle Dietzen, Andrew Rowan, Maik Kschischo, Stephen Fox, David D Bowtell, Sarah-Jane Dawson, Terence P Speed, Charles Swanton, Sherene Loi
BACKGROUND: Understanding the cancer genome is seen as a key step in improving outcomes for cancer patients. Genomic assays are emerging as a possible avenue to personalised medicine in breast cancer. However, evolution of the cancer genome during the natural history of breast cancer is largely unknown, as is the profile of disease at death. We sought to study in detail these aspects of advanced breast cancers that have resulted in lethal disease. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Three patients with oestrogen-receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer and one patient with triple negative breast cancer underwent rapid autopsy as part of an institutional prospective community-based rapid autopsy program (CASCADE)...
December 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025657/mir-200a-controls-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-and-fibrosis-via-sirt1-notch1-signal-pathway
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Jing-Jing Yang, Hui Tao, Li-Ping Liu, Wei Hu, Zi-Yu Deng, Jun Li
OBJECTIVES: miR-200a has been established as a key regulator of HSC activation processes in liver fibrosis. Epigenetic silencing of miR-200a contributing to SIRT1 over-expression has been discussed in breast cancer; however, whether miR-200a controls SIRT1 gene expression in hepatic fibrosis is still unknown. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We analyzed miR-200a regulation of SIRT1 expression in CCl4-induced liver fibrosis and TGF-β1-mediated activation of HSC. miR-200a, SIRT1, α-SMA, Col1A1, Notch1 and NICD expression were estimated by Western blotting, qRT-PCR and Immunohistochemistry...
December 26, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011471/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-an-attractive-therapeutic-strategy-against-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Christos Damaskos, Serena Valsami, Michael Kontos, Eleftherios Spartalis, Theodoros Kalampokas, Emmanouil Kalampokas, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Afrodite Daskalopoulou, Spyridon Davakis, Gerasimos Tsourouflis, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Despina Perrea, Nikolaos Nikiteas, Dimitrios Dimitroulis
: With a lifetime risk estimated to be one in eight in industrialized countries, breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer among women worldwide. Patients are often treated with anti-estrogens, but it is common that some tumors develop resistance to therapy. The causation and progression of cancer is controlled by epigenetic processes, so there is an ongoing interest in research into mechanisms, genes and signaling pathways associating carcinogenesis with epigenetic modulation of gene expression...
January 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999745/microrna-155-deficiency-impairs-dendritic-cell-function-in-breast-cancer
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Junfeng Wang, Stephen Iwanowycz, Fang Yu, Xuemei Jia, Shuilong Leng, Yuzhen Wang, Wei Li, Shiang Huang, Walden Ai, Daping Fan
In antitumor immunity, dendritic cells (DCs) capture, process, and present tumor antigens to T cells, initiating a tumoricidal response. However, DCs are often dysfunctional due to their exposure to the tumor microenvironment (TME), leading to tumor escape from immune surveillance. Here, a vital role of microRNA-155 (miR-155) in regulating the function of DCs in breast cancer is reported. Host miR-155 deficiency enhanced breast cancer growth in mice, accompanied by reduced DCs in the tumors and draining lymph nodes...
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999738/the-interplay-of-epigenetic-therapy-and-immunity-in-locally-recurrent-or-metastatic-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-correlative-analysis-of-encore-301-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-trial-of-exemestane-with-or-without-entinostat
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Yusuke Tomita, Min-Jung Lee, Sunmin Lee, Saori Tomita, Saranya Chumsri, Scott Cruickshank, Peter Ordentlich, Jane B Trepel
Entinostat, a class I-selective histone deacetylase inhibitor, has shown promising activity in ENCORE 301, a randomized, placebo-controlled, phase II trial of exemestane with or without entinostat in women with locally recurrent or metastatic estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer progressing on a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor. ENCORE 301 showed an 8.3-mo improvement in median overall survival among patients who received entinostat. We investigated the impact of entinostat on immune subsets with CD40, HLA-DR, and immune checkpoint receptor expression analyses in 34 patient blood samples from ENCORE 301...
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993161/circulating-cell-free-dna-based-epigenetic-assay-can-detect-early-breast-cancer
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Natsue Uehiro, Fumiaki Sato, Fengling Pu, Sunao Tanaka, Masahiro Kawashima, Kosuke Kawaguchi, Masahiro Sugimoto, Shigehira Saji, Masakazu Toi
BACKGROUND: Circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has recently been recognized as a resource for biomarkers of cancer progression, treatment response, and drug resistance. However, few have demonstrated the usefulness of cfDNA for early detection of cancer. Although aberrant DNA methylation in cfDNA has been reported for more than a decade, its diagnostic accuracy remains unsatisfactory for cancer screening. Thus, the aim of the present study was to develop a highly sensitive cfDNA-based system for detection of primary breast cancer (BC) using epigenetic biomarkers and digital PCR technology...
December 19, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992986/-effect-of-genetics-epigenetics-and-variations-in-the-transcriptional-expression-of-cadherin-e-in-breast-cancer-susceptibility
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Andrés Felipe Aristizábal-Pachón, Catarina Satie Takahashi
INTRODUCTION: Cadherin-E (CDH1) is an important regulator of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, invasion and metastasis in many carcinomas. However, germinal epimutations and mutations effect in breast cancer susceptibility is not clear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate rs334558 polymorphism, promoter methylation status and CDH1 expression profile in breast cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected peripheral blood samples from 102 breast cancer patients and 102 healthy subjects...
December 1, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983866/minireview-therapeutic-implications-of-epigenetic-signaling-in-breast-cancer
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Tae Gyu Oh, Shu-Ching M Wang, George E O Muscat
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease and its complexity has hindered the development of efficacious treatments targeting all breast cancer subtypes. Many studies have linked the diversity of breast carcinogenesis and metastasis to aberrant epigenetic signaling and control. Here, we focus on the current state of the discipline and review the major epigenetic enzymes controlling chromatin structure and function in the context of breast cancer, including i) DNA methyltransferases, ii) lysine methyltransferases and demethylases, iii) protein arginine methyltransferases, iv) histone acetyltransferases and deacetylases...
December 16, 2016: Endocrinology
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