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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718980/an-endogenous-dna-adduct-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-for-hepatocarcinogenesis-and-its-prevention-by-theaphenon-e-in-mice
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Ying Fu, Shana Silverstein, Justine N McCutcheon, Marcin Dyba, Raghu G Nath, Monika Aggarwal, Heidi Coia, Angela Bai, Jishen Pan, Jiji Jiang, Bhaskar Kallakury, Hongkun Wang, Yu-Wen Zhang, Giuseppe Giaccone, Aiwu Ruth He, Fung-Lung Chung
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, mainly because of its poor prognosis. A valid mechanism-based prognostic biomarker is urgently needed. γ-hydroxy-1,N(2) -propanodeoxyguanosine (γ-OHPdG) is an endogenously formed mutagenic DNA adduct derived from lipid peroxidation (LPO). We examined the relationship of γ-OHPdG with hepatocarcinogenesis in two animal models and its potential role as a prognostic biomarker for recurrence in HCC patients. Bioassays were conducted in the Xeroderma pigmentosum group A knockout mice (Xpa(-/-) ), and the diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-injected mice, both prone to HCC development...
July 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717400/treatment-of-nras-mutated-advanced-or-metastatic-melanoma-rationale-current-trials-and-evidence-to-date
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REVIEW
Amélie Boespflug, Julie Caramel, Stephane Dalle, Luc Thomas
The disease course of BRAF (v-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1)-mutant melanoma has been drastically improved by the arrival of targeted therapies. NRAS (neuroblastoma RAS viral oncogene homolog)-mutated melanoma represents 15-25% of all metastatic melanoma patients. It currently does not have an approved targeted therapy. Metastatic patients receive immune-based therapies as first-line treatments, then cytotoxic chemotherapy like carboplatin/paclitaxel (C/P), dacarbazine (DTIC) or temozolomide (TMZ) as a second-line treatment...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717217/tki-addicted-ros1-rearranged-cells-are-destined-to-survival-or-death-by-the-intensity-of-ros1-kinase-activity
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Hayato Ogura, Yuka Nagatake-Kobayashi, Jun Adachi, Takeshi Tomonaga, Naoya Fujita, Ryohei Katayama
ROS1 rearrangement is observed in 1-2% of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). The ROS1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) crizotinib has induced marked tumour shrinkage in ROS1-rearranged cancers. However, emergence of acquired resistance to TKI is inevitable within a few years. Previous findings indicate that cabozantinib overcomes secondary mutation-mediated crizotinib-resistance in ROS1-fusion-positive cells. Here we attempted to establish cabozantinib-resistant cells by N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea mutagenesis screening using CD74-ROS1-expressing Ba/F3 cells...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715145/the-autophagy-receptor-adaptor-p62-is-up-regulated-by-uva-radiation-in-melanocytes-and-in-melanoma-cells
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Ashley Sample, Baozhong Zhao, Chunli Wu, Steven Qian, Xianglin Shi, Andrew Aplin, Yu-Ying He
UVA (315-400 nm) is the most abundant in sunlight and is used in indoor tanning beds. However, much remains to be understood about the regulation of the UVA damage response in melanocytes and melanoma. Here we show that UVA, but not the shorter waveband UVB (280-315 nm), up-regulates adaptor protein p62 in an Nrf2- and ROS-dependent manner, suggesting a UVA-specific effect on p62 regulation. UVA-induced p62 up-regulation was inhibited by a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant or Nrf2 knockdown. In addition, p62 knockdown inhibited UVA-induced ROS production and Nrf2 up-regulation...
July 17, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714931/correlation-between-oxidative-stress-nutrition-and-cancer-initiation
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REVIEW
Subbroto Kumar Saha, Soo Bin Lee, Jihye Won, Hye Yeon Choi, Kyeongseok Kim, Gwang-Mo Yang, Ahmed Abdal Dayem, Ssang-Goo Cho
Inadequate or excessive nutrient consumption leads to oxidative stress, which may disrupt oxidative homeostasis, activate a cascade of molecular pathways, and alter the metabolic status of various tissues. Several foods and consumption patterns have been associated with various cancers and approximately 30-35% of the cancer cases are correlated with overnutrition or malnutrition. However, several contradictory studies are available regarding the association between diet and cancer risk, which remains to be elucidated...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713678/drug-development-against-the-hippo-pathway-in-mesothelioma
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REVIEW
Gavitt A Woodard, Yi-Lin Yang, Liang You, David M Jablons
Advances in the treatments for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) have been disappointing until recently. Conventional cytotoxic drugs fail in MPM in part because they do not address the cancer stem cell population or stem cell pathways that drive tumor resistance and resurgence following treatment. The Hippo stem cell pathway regulates cell contact inhibition with tumor suppressor genes such as NF2 (Neurofibromatosis 2) upstream controlling YAP (Yes-associated protein 1) oncogenes. NF2 is mutated in 40-50% of all MPM and downstream YAP is constitutively active in greater than 70% of MPM, making the downstream YAP/TEAD (transcriptional enhancer associate domain) complex the ultimate target...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712098/precision-medicine-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-relevant-carcinogenic-pathways-and-targets-part-1-biologic-therapies-targeting-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
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REVIEW
Benjamin A Weinberg, Marion L Hartley, Mohamed E Salem
The survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer has improved dramatically in recent years, with overall survival exceeding 3 years in large randomized clinical trials. There are now several treatment options for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. In addition to chemotherapy backbones utilizing fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan combinations, biologic agents that target specific oncogenic pathways have contributed to the improved survival observed in this patient population. This class of medications includes epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted drugs (cetuximab and panitumumab) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted therapies (bevacizumab, ramucirumab, ziv-aflibercept, and regorafenib)...
July 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711607/epigenetics-of-pituitary-tumors-pathogenetic-and-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Shereen Ezzat, Sonia Cheng, Sylvia L Asa
Genetic mutations involving oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes are relatively uncommon in human sporadic pituitary tumors. Instead, increasing evidence has highlighted frequent epigenetic alterations including DNA methylation, histone modifications, and enhanced miRNA expression. This review covers some of this evidence as it illuminates mechanisms of tumorigenesis and highlights therapeutic opportunities.
July 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711227/oncogenic-activities-of-idh1-2-mutations-from-epigenetics-to-cellular-signaling
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REVIEW
Laurence M Gagné, Karine Boulay, Ivan Topisirovic, Marc-Étienne Huot, Frédérick A Mallette
Gliomas and leukemias remain highly refractory to treatment, thus highlighting the need for new and improved therapeutic strategies. Mutations in genes encoding enzymes involved in the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, such as the isocitrate dehydrogenases 1 and 2 (IDH1/2), are frequently encountered in astrocytomas and secondary glioblastomas, as well as in acute myeloid leukemias; however, the precise molecular mechanisms by which these mutations promote tumorigenesis remain to be fully characterized. Gain-of-function mutations in IDH1/2 have been shown to stimulate production of the oncogenic metabolite R-2-hydroxyglutarate (R-2HG), which inhibits α-ketoglutarate (αKG)-dependent enzymes...
July 12, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711165/braf-mutation-status-concordance-between-primary-cutaneous-melanomas-and-corresponding-metastases-a-review-of-the-latest-evidence
#10
E Godoy-Gijón, M Yuste-Chaves, Á Santos-Briz
Identification of the BRAF oncogene mutation and the emergence of BRAF-targeted therapy marked a turning point in the treatment of melanoma. The study of mutation status concordance between primary tumors and metastases in this cancer has major treatment implications as it facilitates the selection of candidates for targeted therapy. The aim of this study was to review the evidence on the level of mutation status concordance between primary tumors and different types of metastases in cutaneous melanoma and to provide an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods used to detect the BRAF mutation...
July 12, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710822/prevalence-and-significance-of-hmga2-expression-in-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Jeffrey K Mito, Agoston T Agoston, Paola Dal Cin, Amitabh Srivastava
AIMS: Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) tumorigenesis has been primarily linked to loss-of-function mutations in tumor suppressor genes. Knowledge of specific oncogenes that drive tumor progression, and their relationship to outcomes, is limited. High Mobility Group AT-Hook 2 (HMGA2) has been reported to be amplified in a subset of EACs, but the clinicopathologic and prognostic implications of HMGA2 expression in EAC is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed HMGA2 immunohistochemistry and fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) in EAC to determine its clinicopathologic and prognostic significance...
July 15, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710285/p-rex1-and-p-rex2-racgefs-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Nuthasuda Srijakotre, Joey Man, Lisa M Ooms, Christina M Lucato, Andrew M Ellisdon, Christina A Mitchell
Phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate-dependent Rac exchanger (P-Rex) proteins are RacGEFs that are synergistically activated by phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate and Gβγ subunits of G-protein-coupled receptors. P-Rex1 and P-Rex2 share similar amino acid sequence homology, domain structure, and catalytic function. Recent evidence suggests that both P-Rex proteins may play oncogenic roles in human cancers. P-Rex1 and P-Rex2 are altered predominantly via overexpression and mutation, respectively, in various cancer types, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, and melanoma...
July 14, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709463/clonal-competition-in-bcrabl-driven-leukemia-how-transplantations-can-accelerate-clonal-conversion
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Kerstin Cornils, Lars Thielecke, Doreen Winkelmann, Tim Aranyossy, Mathias Lesche, Andreas Dahl, Ingo Roeder, Boris Fehse, Ingmar Glauche
BACKGROUND: Clonal competition in cancer describes the process in which the progeny of a cell clone supersedes or succumbs to other competing clones due to differences in their functional characteristics, mostly based on subsequently acquired mutations. Even though the patterns of those mutations are well explored in many tumors, the dynamical process of clonal selection is underexposed. METHODS: We studied the dynamics of clonal competition in a BcrAbl-induced leukemia using a γ-retroviral vector library encoding the oncogene in conjunction with genetic barcodes...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708305/a-novel-variant-of-dhh-in-a-familial-case-of-46-xy-disorder-of-sex-development-insights-from-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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Francoise Paris, Delphine Flatters, Sandrine Caburet, Bérangère Legois, Nadège Servant, Hervé Lefebvre, Charles Sultan, Reiner A Veitia
OBJECTIVE: Disorders of sex development (DSD) are a heterogeneous group of conditions affecting the differentiation and development of the internal and external genitalia. Here, we aimed at identifying the genetic cause of DSD in two 46,XY sisters from a consanguineous family. DESIGN: We performed a whole-exome sequencing of two 46,XY female individuals. Sanger sequencing was used to validate the most likely candidate variant, affecting the desert hedgehog (DHH) gene...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708099/role-played-by-signalling-pathways-in-overcoming-braf-inhibitor-resistance-in-melanoma
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REVIEW
Xian Yang Chan, Alamdeep Singh, Narin Osman, Terrence J Piva
The discovery of the BRAF(V600E) mutation led to the development of vemurafenib (PLX4032), a selective BRAF inhibitor specific to the kinase, for the treatment of metastatic melanomas. However, initial success of the drug was dampened by the development of acquired resistance. Melanoma was shown to relapse in patients following treatment with vemurafenib which eventually led to patients' deaths. It has been proposed that mechanisms of resistance can be due to (1) reactivation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signalling pathway via secondary mutations, amplification or activation of target kinase(s), (2) the bypass of oncogenic pathway via activation of alternative signalling pathways, (3) other uncharacterized mechanisms...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706291/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-a-darpin-which-inhibits-ras-nucleotide-exchange
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Sandrine Guillard, Paulina Kolasinska-Zwierz, Judit Debreczeni, Jason Breed, Jing Zhang, Nicolas Bery, Rose Marwood, Jon Tart, Ross Overman, Pawel Stocki, Bina Mistry, Christopher Phillips, Terence Rabbitts, Ronald Jackson, Ralph Minter
Ras mutations are the oncogenic drivers of many human cancers and yet there are still no approved Ras-targeted cancer therapies. Inhibition of Ras nucleotide exchange is a promising new approach but better understanding of this mechanism of action is needed. Here we describe an antibody mimetic, DARPin K27, which inhibits nucleotide exchange of Ras. K27 binds preferentially to the inactive Ras GDP form with a Kd of 4 nM and structural studies support its selectivity for inactive Ras. Intracellular expression of K27 significantly reduces the amount of active Ras, inhibits downstream signalling, in particular the levels of phosphorylated ERK, and slows the growth in soft agar of HCT116 cells...
July 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705232/hypoxia-inducible-factor-2%C3%AE-promotes-tumor-progression-and-has-crosstalk-with-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Qi Zhang, Yu Lou, Jingying Zhang, Qihan Fu, Tao Wei, Xu Sun, Qi Chen, Jiaqi Yang, Xueli Bai, Tingbo Liang
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease that is characterized by persistent hypoxia. The roles of hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (hif-2α) are different to those of hif-1α, although both are critical for tumor cells to adapt to the hypoxic microenvironment. However, unlike the well-studied hif-1α, the role of hif-2α in tumors, including pancreatic cancer, is poorly understood. METHODS: Herein, we used a mutated hif-2α (A530T) to figure out the problem that wild-type hif-2α is quickly degraded which limits the study of its function...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705010/isocitrate-dehydrogenase-mutation-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-gliomas
#18
Catherine H Han, Tracy T Batchelor
Isocitrate dehydrogenases (IDH) are important enzymes that catalyze the oxidative decarboxylation of isocitrate to α-ketoglutarate (α-KG), producing NADPH in the process. More than 80% of low-grade gliomas and secondary glioblastoma (GBM) harbor an IDH mutation. IDH mutations involve the catalytic pocket of the enzyme and lead to a neomorphic ability to produce 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG) while oxidizing NADPH to NADP+. 2HG is considered as an 'oncometabolite' which is thought to be responsible for many, if not all, biologic effects of IDH mutations...
June 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704519/e2f1-somatic-mutation-within-mirna-target-site-impairs-gene-regulation-in-colorectal-cancer
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Camila M Lopes-Ramos, Bruna P Barros, Fernanda C Koyama, Paola A Carpinetti, Julia Pezuk, Nayara T S Doimo, Angelita Habr-Gama, Rodrigo O Perez, Raphael B Parmigiani
BACKGROUND: Genetic studies have largely concentrated on the impact of somatic mutations found in coding regions, and have neglected mutations outside of these. However, 3' untranslated regions (3' UTR) mutations can also disrupt or create miRNA target sites, and trigger oncogene activation or tumor suppressor inactivation. METHODS: We used next-generation sequencing to widely screen for genetic alterations within predicted miRNA target sites of oncogenes associated with colorectal cancer, and evaluated the functional impact of a new somatic mutation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701486/long-noncoding-rna-and-cancer-a-new-paradigm
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REVIEW
Arunoday Bhan, Milad Soleimani, Subhrangsu S Mandal
In addition to mutations or aberrant expression in the protein-coding genes, mutations and misregulation of noncoding RNAs, in particular long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA), appear to play major roles in cancer. Genome-wide association studies of tumor samples have identified a large number of lncRNAs associated with various types of cancer. Alterations in lncRNA expression and their mutations promote tumorigenesis and metastasis. LncRNAs may exhibit tumor-suppressive and -promoting (oncogenic) functions. Because of their genome-wide expression patterns in a variety of tissues and their tissue-specific expression characteristics, lncRNAs hold strong promise as novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for cancer...
July 12, 2017: Cancer Research
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