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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050270/kit-performed-as-a-driver-gene-candidate-affecting-the-survival-status-of-patients-with-stomach-adenocarcinoma
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Shengli Pan, Jin Tan, Yingying Deng, Ben-Hai Wan, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Bu-Gao Guan
Stomach adenocarcinoma is estimated to cause 10,000 deaths in the US in 2016 and is the third most deadly cancer in China. We aim to identify the proteins and the genes that have impact on the prognosis of patients with stomach adenocarcinoma. Data of patients with stomach adenocarcinoma were retrieved from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Proteins whose expression levels were highly correlated with survival status of patients were figured out. The expression levels of their mRNAs and their roles in the pathway were used to determine the driver gene candidates...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050198/mtorc1-autophagy-regulated-mertk-in-mutant-brafv600-melanoma-with-acquired-resistance-to-braf-inhibition
#2
Gongda Xue, Reto Kohler, Fengyuan Tang, Debby Hynx, Yuhua Wang, Francesca Orso, Vincent Prêtre, Reto Ritschard, Petra Hirschmann, Peter Cron, Tim Roloff, Reinhard Dummer, Mario Mandalà, Sandrine Bichet, Christel Genoud, Alexandra G Meyer, Manuele G Muraro, Giulio C Spagnoli, Daniela Taverna, Curzio Rüegg, Taha Merghoub, Daniela Massi, Huifang Tang, Mitchell P Levesque, Stephan Dirnhofer, Alfred Zippelius, Brian A Hemmings, Andreas Wicki
BRAF inhibitors (BRAFi) and the combination therapy of BRAF and MEK inhibitors (MEKi) were recently approved for therapy of metastatic melanomas harbouring the oncogenic BRAFV600 mutation. Although these therapies have shown pronounced therapeutic efficacy, the limited durability of the response indicates an acquired drug resistance that still remains mechanistically poorly understood at the molecular level. We conducted transcriptome gene profiling in BRAFi-treated melanoma cells and identified that Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK) is specifically upregulated...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049491/dermal-hyperneury-and-multiple-sclerotic-fibromas-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-syndrome
#3
Victoria Alegría-Landa, Margarita Jo-Velasco, Mercedes Robledo, Luis Requena
Importance: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) syndrome is an autosomal dominant, hereditary cancer disorder caused by germline mutations in the RET (formerly MEN2A, MEN2B) proto-oncogene located on chromosomal band 10q11.21. Two distinct clinical forms have been described as the following phenotypes: multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN 2B) syndromes. The common and necessary nexus that defines these 2 phenotypes is the presence of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC)...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048679/enhanced-wild-type-p53-expression-by-small-activating-rna-dsp53-285-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-pheochromocytoma-cell-line-pc12
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Dengqiang Lin, Li Meng, Feifei Xu, Jianpo Lian, Yunze Xu, Xin Xie, Xiaojing Wang, Hongchao He, Chenghe Wang, Yu Zhu
Malignant pheochromocytoma (PHEO) is diagnosed only when metastasis has occurred, making it less likely for patients to obtain the benefits of traditional chemotherapy. Anti-oncogene TP53 mutation has been detected in PHEO and is possibly related to disease progression. However, whether the upregulation of wild-type TP53 has antitumoral effects on PHEO remains completely unknown. In the present study, we used RNA activation (RNAa) technique to upregulate the expression of wild-type TP53 by transfecting synthetic dsP53‑285 into PHEO cell line PC12...
September 25, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046712/integration-of-human-papillomavirus-16-in-esophageal-carcinoma-samples
#5
Shuying Li, Haie Shen, Zhanjun Liu, Ning Li, Suxian Yang, Ke Zhang, Jintao Li
BACKGROUND: Esophageal carcinoma (EC) is one of the major cancers in China. In 1982, Syrjanen first hypothesized the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the development of esophageal cancer. Since then, many reports in the field have supported this viewpoint. This study investigated the etiological relationship between HPV infection and the occurrence of esophageal carcinoma at Tangshan City of the Hebei province in China. METHODS: 189 samples of esophageal carcinoma patients were collected...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046336/pp2a-inactivation-mediated-by-ppp2r4-haploinsufficiency-promotes-cancer-development
#6
Ward Sents, Bob Meeusen, Petar Kalev, Enrico Radaelli, Xavier Sagaert, Eline Miermans, Dorien Haesen, Caroline Lambrecht, Mieke Dewerchin, Peter Carmeliet, Jukka Westermarck, Anna Sablina, Veerle Janssens
Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) complexes counteract many oncogenic kinase pathways. In cancer cells, PP2A function can be compromised by several mechanisms, including sporadic mutations in its scaffolding A and regulatory B subunits or more frequently through overexpression of cellular PP2A inhibitors. Here we identify a novel genetic mechanism by which PP2A function is recurrently affected in human cancer, involving haploinsufficiency of PPP2R4, a gene encoding the cellular PP2A activator PTPA. Notably, up to 70% of cancer patients showed a heterozygous deletion or missense mutations in PPP2R4 Cancer-associated PTPA mutants exhibited decreased abilities to bind the PP2A-C subunit or activate PP2A and failed to reverse the tumorigenic phenotype induced by PTPA suppression, indicating they function as null alleles...
October 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045845/revealing-the-determinants-of-widespread-alternative-splicing-perturbation-in-cancer
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Yongsheng Li, Nidhi Sahni, Rita Pancsa, Daniel J McGrail, Juan Xu, Xu Hua, Jasmin Coulombe-Huntington, Michael Ryan, Boranai Tychhon, Dhanistha Sudhakar, Limei Hu, Michael Tyers, Xiaoqian Jiang, Shiaw-Yih Lin, M Madan Babu, Song Yi
It is increasingly appreciated that alternative splicing plays a key role in generating functional specificity and diversity in cancer. However, the mechanisms by which cancer mutations perturb splicing remain unknown. Here, we developed a network-based strategy, DrAS-Net, to investigate more than 2.5 million variants across cancer types and link somatic mutations with cancer-specific splicing events. We identified more than 40,000 driver variant candidates and their 80,000 putative splicing targets deregulated in 33 cancer types and inferred their functional impact...
October 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045844/a-b-cell-regulome-links-notch-to-downstream-oncogenic-pathways-in-small-b-cell-lymphomas
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Russell J H Ryan, Jelena Petrovic, Dylan M Rausch, Yeqiao Zhou, Caleb A Lareau, Michael J Kluk, Amanda L Christie, Winston Y Lee, Daniel R Tarjan, Bingqian Guo, Laura K H Donohue, Shawn M Gillespie, Valentina Nardi, Ephraim P Hochberg, Stephen C Blacklow, David M Weinstock, Robert B Faryabi, Bradley E Bernstein, Jon C Aster, Warren S Pear
Gain-of-function Notch mutations are recurrent in mature small B cell lymphomas such as mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), but the Notch target genes that contribute to B cell oncogenesis are largely unknown. We performed integrative analysis of Notch-regulated transcripts, genomic binding of Notch transcription complexes, and genome conformation data to identify direct Notch target genes in MCL cell lines. This B cell Notch regulome is largely controlled through Notch-bound distal enhancers and includes genes involved in B cell receptor and cytokine signaling and the oncogene MYC, which sustains proliferation of Notch-dependent MCL cell lines via a Notch-regulated lineage-restricted enhancer complex...
October 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045527/braf-mutant-colorectal-cancer-prognosis-treatment-and-new-perspectives
#9
E Sanz-Garcia, G Argiles, E Elez, J Tabernero
The MAPK cascade plays a crucial role in tumor cell proliferation and survival. Accumulating evidence suggests that mutations in the BRAF oncogene are not only associated with poor prognosis but also linked with less benefit when treated with anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Targeting this molecular aberration has thus become a matter of particular interest in mCRC drug development. In contrast to other malignances such as BRAF mutant (mt) melanoma, efficacy observed with BRAF inhibitors in mono-therapy in mCRC is poor...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044514/ccdc6-the-identity-of-a-protein-known-to-be-partner-in-fusion
#10
REVIEW
Aniello Cerrato, Francesco Merolla, Francesco Morra, Angela Celetti
Coiled Coil Domain Containing 6 gene, CCDC6, was initially isolated as part of a tumorigenic DNA originated by the fusion of CCDC6 with the tyrosine kinase of RET receptor, following a paracentric inversion of chromosome 10. For a long time CCDC6 has been considered as an accidental partner of the RET protooncogene, providing the promoter and the first 101 aa necessary for the constitutive activation of the oncogenic Tyrosine Kinase (TK) RET in thyroid cells. With the advent of more refined diagnostic tools and bioinformatic algorithms, an exponential growth in fusion genes discoveries has allowed the identification of CCDC6 as partner of genes other than RET in different tumor types...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039585/identification-of-genome-variations-in-patients-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-using-whole-genome-re%C3%A2-sequencing
#11
Guiyuan Li, Yunqing Mei, Fan Yang, Shengming Yi, Lemin Wang
Lung adenocarcinoma is one of the types of non‑small cell lung carcinoma, which tends to be treated with surgical therapy rather than radiation therapy. It occurs in smokers and non‑smokers, and is the most common form of lung cancer among non‑smokers and women. Gene rearrangements, including ALK, ROS1 and RET, and gene mutations, including epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), HER2, Kristen rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog, BRAF, phosphoinositide‑3‑kinase, catalytic, α polypeptide and MET, have been identified in lung adenocarcinoma, which enable targeted therapy in lung adenocarcinoma, for example erlotinib, gefitinib and afatinib, which are EGFR inhibitors...
October 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038336/the-k-ras-n-ras-and-h-ras-isoforms-unique-conformational-preferences-and-implications-for-targeting-oncogenic-mutants
#12
Jillian A Parker, Carla Mattos
Ras controls a multitude of cellular signaling processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Deregulation of Ras cycling often promotes tumorigenesis and various other developmental disorders, termed RASopothies. Although the structure of Ras has been known for many decades, it is still one of the most highly sought-after drug targets today, and is often referred to as "undruggable." At the center of this paradoxical protein is a lack of understanding of fundamental differences in the G domains between the highly similar Ras isoforms and common oncogenic mutations, despite the immense wealth of knowledge accumulated about this protein to date...
October 16, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037604/met-activation-and-physical-dynamics-of-the-metastatic-process-the-paradigm-of-cancers-of-unknown-primary-origin
#13
REVIEW
Giulia M Stella, Silvia Benvenuti, Alessandra Gentile, Paolo M Comoglio
The molecular and cellular mechanisms which drive metastatic spread are the topic of constant debate and scientific research due to the potential implications for cancer patients' prognosis. In addition to genetics and environmental factors, mechanics of single cells and physical interaction with the surrounding environment play relevant role in defining invasive phenotype. Reconstructing the physical properties of metastatic clones may help to clarify still open issues in disease progression as well as to lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches...
September 21, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037218/clinicopathologic-features-and-treatment-efficacy-of-chinese-patients-with-braf-mutated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Xicheng Wang, Qing Wei, Jing Gao, Jian Li, Jie Li, Jifang Gong, Yanyan Li, Lin Shen
BACKGROUND: The prognostic role of the V600E mutation of v-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1 (BRAF) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is well established, but the therapeutic regimen targeting this disease is lacking. This study aimed to analyze the clinicopathologic features of and treatment efficacy of commonly used regimens on BRAF-mutated mCRCs. METHODS: We collected and reviewed the medical records of mCRC patients treated at Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute (Beijing, China) between July 2011 and July 2016...
October 16, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036590/tissgdb-tissue-specific-gene-database-in-cancer
#15
Pora Kim, Aekyung Park, Guangchun Han, Hua Sun, Peilin Jia, Zhongming Zhao
Tissue-specific gene expression is critical in understanding biological processes, physiological conditions, and disease. The identification and appropriate use of tissue-specific genes (TissGenes) will provide important insights into disease mechanisms and organ-specific therapeutic targets. To better understand the tissue-specific features for each cancer type and to advance the discovery of clinically relevant genes or mutations, we built TissGDB (Tissue specific Gene DataBase in cancer) available at http://zhaobioinfo...
September 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035389/-mcc-protein-interacts-with-e-cadherin-and-%C3%AE-catenin-strengthening-cell-cell-adhesion-of-hct116-colon-cancer-cells
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F A Benthani, D Herrmann, P N Tran, L Pangon, M C Lucas, A H Allam, N Currey, S Al-Sohaily, M Giry-Laterriere, J Warusavitarne, P Timpson, M R J Kohonen-Corish
E-cadherin and β-catenin are key proteins that are essential in the formation of the epithelial cell layer in the colon but their regulatory pathways that are disrupted in cancer metastasis are not completely understood. Mutated in colorectal cancer (MCC) is a tumour suppressor gene that is silenced by promoter methylation in colorectal cancer and particularly in patients with increased lymph node metastasis. Here, we show that MCC methylation is found in 45% of colon and 24% of rectal cancers and is associated with proximal colon, poorly differentiated, circumferential and mucinous tumours as well as increasing T stage and larger tumour size...
October 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035277/mnk1-2-inhibition-limits-oncogenicity-and-metastasis-of-kit-mutant-melanoma
#17
Yao Zhan, Jun Guo, William Yang, Christophe Goncalves, Tomasz Rzymski, Agnieszka Dreas, Eliza Żyłkiewicz, Maciej Mikulski, Krzysztof Brzózka, Aniela Golas, Yan Kong, Meng Ma, Fan Huang, Bonnie Huor, Qianyu Guo, Sabrina Daniela da Silva, Jose Torres, Yutian Cai, Ivan Topisirovic, Jie Su, Krikor Bijian, Moulay A Alaoui-Jamali, Sidong Huang, Fabrice Journe, Ghanem E Ghanem, Wilson H Miller, Sonia V Del Rincón
Melanoma can be stratified into unique subtypes based on distinct pathologies. The acral/mucosal melanoma subtype is characterized by aberrant and constitutive activation of the proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase C-KIT, which drives tumorigenesis. Treatment of these melanoma patients with C-KIT inhibitors has proven challenging, prompting us to investigate the downstream effectors of the C-KIT receptor. We determined that C-KIT stimulates MAP kinase-interacting serine/threonine kinases 1 and 2 (MNK1/2), which phosphorylate eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) and render it oncogenic...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034207/targeting-novel-but-less-common-driver-mutations-and-chromosomal-translocations-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Alia Daoud, Quincy S Chu
Discovery of the epidermal growth factor receptor gene mutation and the anaplastic lymphoma kinase chromosomal translocation in non-small cell lung cancer has prompted efforts around the world to identify many less common targetable oncogenic drivers. Such concerted efforts have been variably successful in both non-squamous and squamous cell carcinomas of the lung. Some of the targeted therapies for these oncogenic drivers have received regulatory approval for clinical use, while others have modest clinical benefit...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032374/the-alpps-approach-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-impact-of-kras-mutation-status-in-survival
#19
Matteo Serenari, Fernando Andres Alvarez, Victoria Ardiles, Martin de Santibañes, Juan Pekolj, Eduardo de Santibañes
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) mutations influence survival after hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). However, their prognostic significance has never been evaluated in patients who undergo Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein occlusion for Staged hepatectomy (ALPPS). METHODS: Between June 2011 and March 2016, 26 patients underwent ALPPS for CRLM. Complications were classified according to the Clavien-Dindo classification...
October 14, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032147/high-bone-marrow-mir-19b-level-predicts-poor-prognosis-and-disease-recurrence-in-de-novo-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#20
Ting-Juan Zhang, Jiang Lin, Jing-Dong Zhou, Xi-Xi Li, Wei Zhang, Hong Guo, Zi-Jun Xu, Yang Yan, Ji-Chun Ma, Jun Qian
Oncogenic role of miR-19 family has been identified in human cancers especially in lymphoid malignancies. However, to date, little studies investigated the role of miR-19 family in myeloid malignancies. Herein, we examined miR-19a/b expression and explored its clinical significance in de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The detection of miR-19a/b expression was performed by real-time quantitative PCR in bone marrow mononuclear cells of 113 patients and 42 healthy donors. Both miR-19a/b levels were significantly increased in AML patients in contrast to controls...
October 12, 2017: Gene
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