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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748005/genomic-alterations-of-plasma-cell-free-dnas-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-their-clinical-relevance
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Meijun Du, Jonathan Thompson, Hannah Fisher, Peng Zhang, Chiang-Ching Huang, Liang Wang
OBJECTIVES: To identify genomic variations in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and evaluate their clinical utility in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed whole genome sequencing using plasma cfDNAs derived from 24 SCLC patients for copy number variation (CNV) analysis, and targeted sequencing using 17 pairs of plasma cfDNA and their matched gDNA for mutation analysis. We defined somatic mutations by comparing cfDNA to its matched gDNA with 5% variant alleles as the cutoff for mutation calls...
June 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736783/spindle-epithelial-tumor-with-thymus-like-differentiation-settle-a-next-generation-sequencing-study
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Todd M Stevens, Diana Morlote, Jeff Swensen, Michelle Ellis, Shuko Harada, Sharon Spencer, Carlos N Prieto-Granada, Andrew L Folpe, Zoran Gatalica
Spindle epithelial tumor with thymus-like differentiation (SETTLE) is a malignant biphasic neoplasm of the thyroid or neck with propensity for late metastasis. Unlike synovial sarcoma, its main morphologic mimic, SETTLE lacks synovial sarcoma-associated translocations. A single case of SETTLE has shown a KRAS mutation but to date no comprehensive next generation sequencing studies of this rare neoplasm have been undertaken. Herein, we subjected 5 well defined cases of SETTLE to direct sequence analysis of 592 genes and fusion gene analysis of 52 genes frequently rearranged in human cancers...
May 7, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725259/expanding-the-oro-dental-and-mutational-spectra-of-kabuki-syndrome-and-expression-of-kmt2d-and-kdm6a-in-human-tooth-germs
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Thantrira Porntaveetus, Mushriq F Abid, Thanakorn Theerapanon, Chalurmpon Srichomthong, Atsushi Ohazama, Katsushige Kawasaki, Maiko Kawasaki, Kanya Suphapeetiporn, Paul T Sharpe, Vorasuk Shotelersuk
Kabuki syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by distinct dysmorphic facial features, intellectual disability, and multiple developmental abnormalities. Despite more than 350 documented cases, the oro-dental spectrum associated with kabuki syndrome and expression of KMT2D (histone-lysine N-methyltransferase 2D) or KDM6A (lysine-specific demethylase 6A) genes in tooth development have not been well defined. Here, we report seven unrelated Thai patients with Kabuki syndrome having congenital absence of teeth, malocclusion, high-arched palate, micrognathia, and deviated tooth shape and size...
2018: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667327/novel-west-syndrome-candidate-genes-in-a-chinese-cohort
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Jing Peng, Ying Wang, Fang He, Chen Chen, Li-Wen Wu, Li-Fen Yang, Yu-Ping Ma, Wen Zhang, Zi-Qing Shi, Chao Chen, Kun Xia, Hui Guo, Fei Yin, Nan Pang
AIMS: West syndrome (WS) is a classic form of early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) characterized by tonic spasms with clustering, arrest of psychomotor development, and hypsarrhythmia on electroencephalography. Genetic defects play a critical role in the pathology of WS, and 54 EIEE genes have been identified till date. This study was designed to uncover new candidate genes for West syndrome. METHODS: In this study, we recruited 56 Chinese families with WS of unknown etiology...
April 17, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629950/a-survey-of-somatic-mutations-in-41-genes-in-a-cohort-of-t-cell-lymphomas-identifies-frequent-mutations-in-genes-involved-in-epigenetic-modification
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Sebastian Fernandez-Pol, Lisa Ma, Rohan P Joshi, Daniel A Arber
Here, we utilize a high throughput sequencing panel that covers several genes known to be recurrently mutated in certain T-cell lymphoma subtypes as well as genes frequently mutated in other hematolymphoid malignancies, including myeloid neoplasms. This panel was applied to formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue from 84 biopsies from 78 patients selected for this study. The biopsies included ones a with a diagnosis of T-cell lymphoma (n=79), including peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS; n=26) and angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL; n=13), as well as 5 cases of atypical T-cell proliferations...
April 7, 2018: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627316/kmt2d-mutation-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Fatemeh Ardeshir-Larijani, Priyanka Bhateja, Mary Beth Lipka, Neelesh Sharma, Pingfu Fu, Afshin Dowlati
BACKGROUND: Mixed-lineage leukemia protein 2 (MLL2 or KMT2D) is a histone methyltransferase whose mutation has been associated with a poor prognosis in cancer. We compared the characteristics and significance of KMT2D alterations in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with those in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Tumors from 194 NSCLC patients with locally advanced or advanced disease and 64 SCLC patients underwent targeted-exome sequencing. The association of KMT2D mutation with overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) was measured using Kaplan-Meier methods and further evaluated using multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression model adjusting for known clinical prognostic features...
March 16, 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623014/genetic-alterations-and-pik3ca-gene-mutations-and-amplifications-analysis-in-cervical-cancer-by-racial-groups-in-the-united-states
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Odekunle Florence Femi
Introduction: A number of studies indicated racial differences in cervical cancer outcomes and several factors are associated with it such as stage, comorbidities, treatment pattern, and socioeconomic status. However, the associations of tumor genomic patterns such as phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA) gene mutations and amplifications with cervical cancer racial disparities are largely unexplored. Objectives: Therefore, the present investigation aimed to identify genetic alterations (mutations and copy number variations) in cervical cancer and determine whether the PIK3CA gene mutations and amplifications in cervical cancer differ across racial/ethnic groups in the United States...
January 2018: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573965/the-evolution-of-bladder-cancer-genomics-what-have-we-learned-and-how-can-we-use-it
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François Audenet, Kyrollis Attalla, John P Sfakianos
BACKGROUND: With advancements in molecular biology techniques, great progress has been made in the understanding of urothelial carcinoma pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: To examine the historic description of molecular alterations in bladder cancer and their evolution towards our current comprehension of the biology of the disease. RESULTS: Historically, a two-pathway model was described from histological and cytogenetic studies: low-grade papillary non-muscle invasive bladder cancers (NMIBC) were described to arise from epithelial hyperplasia with loss of chromosome 9 as an early event, whereas muscle-invasive bladder cancers (MIBC) were considered to develop from dysplasia, associated with genetic instability...
March 21, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567674/whole-genome-sequencing-of-atacama-skeleton-shows-novel-mutations-linked-with-dysplasia
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Sanchita Bhattacharya, Jian Li, Alexandra Sockell, Matthew J Kan, Felice A Bava, Shann-Ching Chen, María C Ávila-Arcos, Xuhuai Ji, Emery Smith, Narges B Asadi, Ralph S Lachman, Hugo Y K Lam, Carlos D Bustamante, Atul J Butte, Garry P Nolan
Over a decade ago, the Atacama humanoid skeleton (Ata) was discovered in the Atacama region of Chile. The Ata specimen carried a strange phenotype-6-in stature, fewer than expected ribs, elongated cranium, and accelerated bone age-leading to speculation that this was a preserved nonhuman primate, human fetus harboring genetic mutations, or even an extraterrestrial. We previously reported that it was human by DNA analysis with an estimated bone age of about 6-8 yr at the time of demise. To determine the possible genetic drivers of the observed morphology, DNA from the specimen was subjected to whole-genome sequencing using the Illumina HiSeq platform with an average 11...
April 2018: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536651/neurobehavioral-features-in-individuals-with-kabuki-syndrome
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Cristina Caciolo, Paolo Alfieri, Giorgia Piccini, Maria Cristina Digilio, Francesca Romana Lepri, Marco Tartaglia, Deny Menghini, Stefano Vicari
BACKGROUND: Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a disorder characterized by multiple congenital anomalies affecting development and function of multiple systems. Over the years, researchers have attempted to characterize the neurobehavioral phenotype of KS in cohorts of patients enrolled on the basis of clinical assessment. The availability of molecular testing now allows for recruitment of patients with confirmed KS due to KMT2D and KDM6A. METHODS: The aims of the present study were to investigate the neuropsychological and behavioral profiles of individuals with molecularly confirmed diagnosis of KS, and determine the extent of heterogeneity occurring in these profiles between individuals with clinical diagnosis of KS with and without mutations in KMT2D...
March 13, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536580/clinical-application-of-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-on-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Ping Hu, Fengchang Qiao, Yan Wang, Lulu Meng, Xiuqing Ji, Chunyu Luo, Tianhui Xu, Ran Zhou, Jingjing Zhang, Bin Yu, Leilei Wang, Ting Wang, Qiong Pan, Dingyuan Ma, Dong Liang, Zhengfeng Xu
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the diagnostic yield of targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) in prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects (CHDs) and for investigating the possible genetic etiology of prenatal CHD cases. METHODS: Forty-four fetuses with CHDs and normal molecular karyotypes underwent targeted NGS in this study. Fetal genomic DNA was directly extracted from amniotic fluid cells in each prenatal case. A customized targeted NGS panel containing 77 CHD-associated genes was designed to detect variants in the coding regions and the splicing sites of these genes...
March 13, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504908/exome-analysis-of-carotid-body-tumor
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Anastasiya V Snezhkina, Elena N Lukyanova, Dmitry V Kalinin, Anatoly V Pokrovsky, Alexey A Dmitriev, Nadezhda V Koroban, Elena A Pudova, Maria S Fedorova, Nadezhda N Volchenko, Oleg A Stepanov, Ekaterina A Zhevelyuk, Sergey L Kharitonov, Anastasiya V Lipatova, Ivan S Abramov, Alexander V Golovyuk, Yegor E Yegorov, Khava S Vishnyakova, Alexey A Moskalev, George S Krasnov, Nataliya V Melnikova, Dmitry S Shcherbo, Marina V Kiseleva, Andrey D Kaprin, Boris Y Alekseev, Andrew R Zaretsky, Anna V Kudryavtseva
BACKGROUND: Carotid body tumor (CBT) is a form of head and neck paragangliomas (HNPGLs) arising at the bifurcation of carotid arteries. Paragangliomas are commonly associated with germline and somatic mutations involving at least one of more than thirty causative genes. However, the specific functionality of a number of these genes involved in the formation of paragangliomas has not yet been fully investigated. METHODS: Exome library preparation was carried out using Nextera® Rapid Capture Exome Kit (Illumina, USA)...
February 13, 2018: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490986/molecular-alterations-and-buparlisib-efficacy-in-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-biomarker-analysis-from-beril-1
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Denis Soulières, Lisa Licitra, Ricard Mesía, Éva Remenár, Shau-Hsuan Li, Andrey Karpenko, Marie Chol, Ying A Wang, Nadia Solovieff, Laurence Bourdeau, Dalila Sellami, Sandrine Faivre
Purpose: The preplanned exploratory analysis of the BERIL-1 trial presented here aimed to identify biomarkers of response to the combination of buparlisib and paclitaxel. Patients and Methods: BERIL-1 was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase II study. Patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) progressing on/after one previous platinum-based chemotherapy regimen in the recurrent or metastatic setting were treated with either buparlisib plus paclitaxel or placebo plus paclitaxel...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489735/cancer-management-in-kabuki-syndrome-the-first-case-of-wilms-tumor-and-a-literature-review
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Hideto Teranishi, Yuhki Koga, Kentaro Nakashima, Eiji Morihana, Kanako Ishii, Yasunari Sakai, Tomoaki Taguchi, Yoshinao Oda, Noriko Miyake, Naomichi Matsumoto, Shouichi Ohga
A 3-year-old Japanese girl treated for hypoplastic left heart syndrome and Dandy-Walker syndrome was diagnosed with Kabuki syndrome (KS) with a mutation of KMT2D; c.13285C>T:p.Q4429*. Concurrently, macrohematuria portended the diagnosis of Wilms tumor. Postoperative chemotherapy has achieved complete remission despite a prolonged and reduced regimen due to liver dysfunction and convulsions. Cancer predisposition has been suggested for KS due to oncogenic mutations in KMT2D or KDM6A. The first case of nephroblastoma exemplified the treatability of malignancies in KS patients, as shown in the 9 cases reviewed...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483845/-mll2-kmt2d-and-mll3-kmt2c-expression-correlates-with-disease-progression-and-response-to-imatinib-mesylate-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#15
Doralina do Amaral Rabello, Vivian D'Afonseca da Silva Ferreira, Maria Gabriela Berzoti-Coelho, Sandra Mara Burin, Cíntia Leticia Magro, Maira da Costa Cacemiro, Belinda Pinto Simões, Felipe Saldanha-Araujo, Fabíola Attié de Castro, Fabio Pittella-Silva
Background: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a clonal myeloproliferative neoplasm whose pathogenesis is linked to the Philadelphia chromosome presence that generates the BCR - ABL 1 fusion oncogene. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) such as imatinib mesylate (IM) dramatically improved the treatment efficiency and survival of CML patients by targeting BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase. The disease shows three distinct clinical-laboratory stages: chronic phase, accelerated phase and blast crisis...
2018: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482518/identification-of-novel-kmt2d-mutations-in-two-chinese-children-with-kabuki-syndrome-a-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
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Chengqi Xin, Chun Wang, Yachen Wang, Jingyuan Zhao, Liang Wang, Runjie Li, Jing Liu
BACKGROUND: Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare pediatric congenital disorder with multiple congenital anomalies and intellectual disabilities, which is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Mutations in KMT2D and KDM6A have been proven to be the primary cause in most cases of KS. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report two Chinese boys with clinical features of KS referred to our hospital for clinical diagnosis. Next-generation sequencing was performed on MiSeq to analyze the genetic mutations in both patients...
February 27, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452662/pathogenesis-of-follicular-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Tracy Lackraj, Rashmi Goswami, Robert Kridel
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is presented as a germinal centre B cell lymphoma that is characterized by an indolent clinical course, but remains - paradoxically - largely incurable to date. The last years have seen significant progress in our understanding of FL lymphomagenesis, which is a multi-step process beginning in the bone marrow with the hallmark t(14;18)(q32;q21) translocation. The pathobiology of FL is complex and combines broad somatic changes at the level of both the genome and the epigenome, the latter evidenced by highly recurrent mutations in chromatin-modifying genes such as KMT2D and CREBBP...
March 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440247/kmt2d-regulates-p63-target-enhancers-to-coordinate-epithelial-homeostasis
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Enrique Lin-Shiao, Yemin Lan, Mariel Coradin, Amy Anderson, Greg Donahue, Cory L Simpson, Payel Sen, Rizwan Saffie, Luca Busino, Benjamin A Garcia, Shelley L Berger, Brian C Capell
Epithelial tissues rely on a highly coordinated balance between self-renewal, proliferation, and differentiation, disruption of which may drive carcinogenesis. The epigenetic regulator KMT2D ( MLL4 ) is one of the most frequently mutated genes in all cancers, particularly epithelial cancers, yet its normal function in these tissues is unknown. Here, we identify a novel role for KMT2D in coordinating this fine balance, as depletion of KMT2D from undifferentiated epidermal keratinocytes results in reduced proliferation, premature spurious activation of terminal differentiation genes, and disorganized epidermal stratification...
January 15, 2018: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417219/robust-identification-of-mosaic-variants-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Kathryn B Manheimer, Felix Richter, Lisa J Edelmann, Sunita L D'Souza, Lisong Shi, Yufeng Shen, Jason Homsy, Marko T Boskovski, Angela C Tai, Joshua Gorham, Christopher Yasso, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, Martina Brueckner, Richard P Lifton, Wendy K Chung, Christine E Seidman, J G Seidman, Bruce D Gelb
Mosaicism due to somatic mutations can cause multiple diseases including cancer, developmental and overgrowth syndromes, neurodevelopmental disorders, autoinflammatory diseases, and atrial fibrillation. With the increased use of next generation sequencing technology, multiple tools have been developed to identify low-frequency variants, specifically from matched tumor-normal tissues in cancer studies. To investigate whether mosaic variants are implicated in congenital heart disease (CHD), we developed a pipeline using the cancer somatic variant caller MuTect to identify mosaic variants in whole-exome sequencing (WES) data from a cohort of parent/affected child trios (n = 715) and a cohort of healthy individuals (n = 416)...
February 2018: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404406/an-mll4-compass-lsd1-epigenetic-axis-governs-enhancer-function-and-pluripotency-transition-in-embryonic-stem-cells
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Kaixiang Cao, Clayton K Collings, Marc A Morgan, Stacy A Marshall, Emily J Rendleman, Patrick A Ozark, Edwin R Smith, Ali Shilatifard
Chromatin regulators control cellular differentiation by orchestrating dynamic developmental gene expression programs, and hence, malfunctions in the regulation of chromatin state contribute to both developmental disorders and disease state. Mll4 (Kmt2d), a member of the COMPASS (COMplex of Proteins ASsociated with Set1) protein family that implements histone H3 lysine 4 monomethylation (H3K4me1) at enhancers, is essential for embryonic development and functions as a pancancer tumor suppressor. We define the roles of Mll4/COMPASS and its catalytic activity in the maintenance and exit of ground-state pluripotency in murine embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
January 2018: Science Advances
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