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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165714/blood-lipid-genetic-scores-the-hmgcr-gene-and-cancer-risk-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Marju Orho-Melander, George Hindy, Signe Borgquist, Christina-Alexandra Schulz, Jonas Manjer, Olle Melander, Tanja Stocks
Background: It is unclear whether there are causal associations between blood lipids, statin use and cancer risks. Under certain assumptions, Mendelian randomization analysis of a genetic marker for an exposure eliminates reverse causation and confounding. Methods: We applied Mendelian randomization analysis to genetic scores, comprising 26-41 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), as instrumental variables (IVs) for triglycerides and low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC, HDLC), using a prospective cohort of 26 904 individuals in which there were 6607 incident cancers...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165687/investigation-of-the-relationship-between-radiation-dose-and-gene-mutations-and-fusions-in-post-chernobyl-thyroid-cancer
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Alexey A Efanov, Alina V Brenner, Tetiana I Bogdanova, Lindsey M Kelly, Pengyuan Liu, Mark P Little, Abigail I Wald, Maureen Hatch, Liudmyla Y Zurnadzy, Marina N Nikiforova, Vladimir Drozdovitch, Kiyohiko Mabuchi, Mykola D Tronko, Stephen J Chanock, Yuri E Nikiforov
Background: Exposure to ionizing radiation during childhood is a well-established risk factor for thyroid cancer. However, the genetic mechanisms of radiation-associated carcinogenesis remain not fully understood. Methods: In this study, we used targeted next-generation sequencing and RNA-Seq to study 65 papillary thyroid cancers (PTCs) from patients in the Ukrainian-American cohort with measurement-based iodine-131 (I-131) thyroid doses received as a result of the Chernobyl accident...
November 18, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165667/braf-v600e-mutation-assisted-risk-stratification-of-solitary-intrathyroidal-papillary-thyroid-cancer-for-precision-treatment
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Yueye Huang, Shen Qu, Guangwu Zhu, Fei Wang, Rengyun Liu, Xiaopei Shen, David Viola, Rossella Elisei, Efisio Puxeddu, Laura Fugazzola, Carla Colombo, Barbara Jarzab, Agnieszka Czarniecka, Alfred K Lam, Caterina Mian, Federica Vianello, Linwah Yip, Garcilaso Riesco-Eizaguirre, Pilar Santisteban, Christine J O'Neill, Mingzhao Xing, Mark S Sywak, Roderick Clifton-Bligh, Bela Bendlova, Vlasta Sýkorová
Background: Precise risk stratification-based treatment of solitary intrathyroidal papillary thyroid cancer (SI-PTC) that is larger than 1.0 cm and 4.0 cm or less is undefined. Methods: A genetic-clinical risk study was performed on BRAF V600E in 955 patients (768 women and 187 men) with SI-PTC, with median age of 46 years and median clinical follow-up time of 64 months at 11 medical centers in six countries. The chi-square test or, for analyses with small numbers, Fisher's exact test was performed to compare recurrence rates...
November 18, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165379/role-of-non-coding-rnas-in-the-etiology-of-bladder-cancer
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Caterina Gulìa, Stefano Baldassarra, Fabrizio Signore, Giuliano Rigon, Valerio Pizzuti, Marco Gaffi, Vito Briganti, Alessandro Porrello, Roberto Piergentili
According to data of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization (Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, GLOBOCAN, and the World Health Organization Mortality), bladder is among the top ten body locations of cancer globally, with the highest incidence rates reported in Southern and Western Europe, North America, Northern Africa and Western Asia. Males (M) are more vulnerable to this disease than females (F), despite ample frequency variations in different countries, with a M:F ratio of 4...
November 22, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165358/understanding-the-molecular-genetics-of-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Cristina Pellegrini, Maria Giovanna Maturo, Lucia Di Nardo, Valeria Ciciarelli, Carlota Gutiérrez García-Rodrigo, Maria Concetta Fargnoli
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common human cancer and represents a growing public health care problem. Several tumor suppressor genes and proto-oncogenes have been implicated in BCC pathogenesis, including the key components of the Hedgehog pathway, PTCH1 and SMO, the TP53 tumor suppressor, and members of the RAS proto-oncogene family. Aberrant activation of the Hedgehog pathway represents the molecular driver in basal cell carcinoma pathogenesis, with the majority of BCCs carrying somatic point mutations, mainly ultraviolet (UV)-induced, and/or copy-loss of heterozygosis in the PTCH1 gene...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165176/the-different-roles-of-innate-immune-receptors-in-inflammation-and-carcinogenesis-between-races
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Natsu Yamaguchi, Yoshimi Suzuki, M H Mahbub, Hidekazu Takahashi, Ryosuke Hase, Yasutaka Ishimaru, Hiroshi Sunagawa, Rie Watanabe, Yoshinobu Eishi, Tsuyoshi Tanabe
Innate immune factors exert widespread effects on cytokine secretion, cell survival, autophagy, and apoptosis. Nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain-like receptors (NLRs) are members of the innate immune system in the cytosol that sense pathogens, endogenous danger molecules such as uric acid, and pollutants. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 1 and 2 (NOD1 and NOD2) are components of NLR family, and ligands of these factors are γ-D-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelic acid (iE-DAP) and muramyl dipeptide (MDP), respectively...
October 11, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165056/citrinin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-hct116-colon-cancer-cells-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Amal Salah, Chayma Bouaziz, Alexandre Prola, Julie Pires Da Silva, Hassen Bacha, Salwa Abid-Essefi, Christophe Lemaire
The mycotoxin citrinin (CTN) is a natural contaminant of various human foods that may produce serious adverse health problems. Several studies demonstrated that citrinin exerts cytotoxic and genotoxic effects in both in vivo and in vitro systems. However, the precise mechanisms of action (MOA), particularly in intestinal cells remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to examine the precise MOA of citrinin in vitro. Data demonstrated that CTN significantly decreased the number of viable human intestinal HCT116 cells and induced apoptotic events including (1) decrease in ΔѰm indicative of mitochondrial membrane permeabilization, (2) activation of caspase 3, (3) elevated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and (4) relative persistence of plasma membrane integrity...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164969/accuracy-of-self-reported-family-history-of-cancer-mutation-status-and-tumor-characteristics-in-patients-with-early-onset-breast-cancer
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Annelie Augustinsson, Carolina Ellberg, Ulf Kristoffersson, Åke Borg, Håkan Olsson
BACKGROUND: The main objectives of this study were to evaluate the concordance between self-reported and registry-reported information regarding family history of breast cancer (BC), ovarian cancer (OvC) and other types of cancer in first-degree relatives of patients with early onset BC, and to determine the frequency of mutation carriers and non-mutation carriers. The secondary objective was to describe tumor characteristics for each mutation group. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 1993 and 2013, 231 women who were ≤35 years old when diagnosed with BC were registered at the Oncogenetic Clinic at Skåne University Hospital in Lund, Sweden...
November 22, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164703/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-patients-with-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-cancer-with-loss-of-immunohistochemical-expression-of-the-dna-mismatch-repair-proteins-in-universal-screening
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Shinji Urakami, Naoko Inoshita, Suguru Oka, Yu Miyama, Sachio Nomura, Masami Arai, Kazushige Sakaguchi, Kazuhiro Kurosawa, Toshikazu Okaneya
OBJECTIVES: To assess the detection rate of putative Lynch syndrome-associated upper urinary tract urothelial cancer among all upper urinary tract urothelial cancers and to examine its clinicopathological characteristics. METHODS: A total of 143 patients with upper urinary tract urothelial cancer who had received total nephroureterectomy were immunohistochemically stained for the expression of mismatch repair proteins MLH1, PMS2, MSH2 and MSH6. For all suspected mismatch repair-deficient cases, MMR genetic testing was recommended and clinicopathological features were examined...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164420/brcasearch-written-pre-test-information-and-brca1-2-germline-mutation-testing-in-unselected-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer
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Martin P Nilsson, Therese Törngren, Karin Henriksson, Ulf Kristoffersson, Anders Kvist, Barbro Silfverberg, Åke Borg, Niklas Loman
PURPOSE: To evaluate a simplified method of pre-test information and germline BRCA1/2 mutation testing. METHODS: In a prospective, single-arm study, comprehensive BRCA1/2 testing was offered to unselected patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer at three hospitals in south Sweden (BRCAsearch, ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02557776). Pre-test information was provided by a standardized invitation letter, but the patients could contact a genetic counselor for telephone genetic counseling if they felt a need for that...
November 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164298/value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-predicting-egfr-mutations-and-positive-alk-expression-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-849-chinese-patients
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Zhilei Lv, Jinshuo Fan, Juanjuan Xu, Feng Wu, Qi Huang, Mengfei Guo, Tingting Liao, Shuqing Liu, Xiaoli Lan, Shanshan Liao, Wei Geng, Yang Jin
PURPOSE: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement are the two most common druggable targets in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, genetic testing is sometimes unavailable. Previous studies regarding the predictive role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT for EGFR mutations in NSCLC patients are conflicting. We investigated whether or not (18)F-FDG PET could be a valuable noninvasive method to predict EGFR mutations and ALK positivity in NSCLC using the largest patient cohort to date...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164056/prostate-cancer-imaging-and-biomarkers-guiding-safe-selection-of-active-surveillance
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REVIEW
Zachary A Glaser, Jennifer B Gordetsky, Kristin K Porter, Sooryanarayana Varambally, Soroush Rais-Bahrami
Background: Active surveillance (AS) is a widely adopted strategy to monitor men with low-risk, localized prostate cancer (PCa). Current AS inclusion criteria may misclassify as many as one in four patients. The advent of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) and novel PCa biomarkers may offer improved risk stratification. We performed a review of recently published literature to characterize emerging evidence in support of these novel modalities. Methods: An English literature search was conducted on PubMed for available original investigations on localized PCa, AS, imaging, and biomarkers published within the past 3 years...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163852/melatonin-as-a-potential-inhibitory-agent-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Chia-Ming Yeh, Shih-Chi Su, Chiao-Wen Lin, Wei-En Yang, Ming-Hsien Chien, Russel J Reiter, Shun-Fa Yang
Melatonin is a molecule secreted by the pineal gland; it is an important regulator of sleep and circadian rhythms. Through multiple interrelated mechanisms, melatonin exhibits various inhibitory properties at different stages of tumor progression. Many studies have explored the oncostatic effects of melatonin on hormone-dependent tumors. In this review, we highlight recent advances in understanding the effects of melatonin on the development of head and neck cancers, including molecular mechanisms identified through experimental and clinical observations...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163818/pediatric-brain-tumor-cells-release-exosomes-with-a-mirna-repertoire-that-differs-from-exosomes-secreted-by-normal-cells
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Ágota Tűzesi, Teresia Kling, Anna Wenger, Taral R Lunavat, Su Chul Jang, Bertil Rydenhag, Jan Lötvall, Steven M Pollard, Anna Danielsson, Helena Carén
High-grade gliomas (HGGs) are very aggressive brain tumors with a cancer stem cell component. Cells, including cancer stem cells, release vesicles called exosomes which contain small non-coding RNAs such as microRNAs (miRNAs). These are thought to play an important role in cell-cell communication. However, we have limited knowledge of the types of exosomal miRNAs released by pediatric HGG stem cells; a prerequisite for exploring their potential roles in HGG biology. Here we isolated exosomes released by pediatric glioma stem cells (GSCs) and compared their repertoire of miRNAs to genetically normal neural stem cells (NSCs) exosomes, as well as their respective cellular miRNA content...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163637/association-between-tgf-%C3%AE-1-polymorphisms-and-head-and-neck-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis
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Quan Shi, Xing Wang, Chuan Cai, Shuo Yang, Na Huo, Hongchen Liu
Background and Objective: Studies have been conducted to explore the association between the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and head and neck cancer (HNC) susceptibility, however the findings are still inconclusive. Therefore, we conduct this meta-analysis to quantitatively assess the association. Methods: Embase and PubMed were searched for all eligible clinical studies. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) of each study were pooled to estimate the association between SNPs in the TGF-β1 and the HNC risk...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163495/human-cd141-dendritic-cell-and-cd1c-dendritic-cell-undergo-concordant-early-genetic-programming-after-activation-in-humanized-mice-in-vivo
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Yoshihito Minoda, Isaac Virshup, Ingrid Leal Rojas, Oscar Haigh, Yide Wong, John J Miles, Christine A Wells, Kristen J Radford
Human immune cell subsets develop in immunodeficient mice following reconstitution with human CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells. These "humanized" mice are useful models to study human immunology and human-tropic infections, autoimmunity, and cancer. However, some human immune cell subsets are unable to fully develop or acquire full functional capacity due to a lack of cross-reactivity of many growth factors and cytokines between species. Conventional dendritic cells (cDCs) in mice are categorized into cDC1, which mediate T helper (Th)1 and CD8(+) T cell responses, and cDC2, which mediate Th2 and Th17 responses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163493/alpha-galactosylceramide-cd1d-antibody-fusion-proteins-redirect-invariant-natural-killer-t-cell-immunity-to-solid-tumors-and-promote-prolonged-therapeutic-responses
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REVIEW
Lianjun Zhang, Alena Donda
Major progress in cancer immunotherapies have been obtained by the use of tumor targeting strategies, in particular with the development of bi-functional fusion proteins such as ImmTacs or BiTes, which engage effector T cells for targeted elimination of tumor cells. Given the significance of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells in bridging innate and adaptive immunity, we have developed a bi-functional protein composed of the extracellular part of CD1d molecule that was genetically fused to an scFv fragment from high affinity antibodies against HER2 or CEA...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163371/cofactors-as-metabolic-sensors-driving-cell-adaptation-in-physiology-and-disease
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REVIEW
Nabil Rabhi, Sarah Anissa Hannou, Philippe Froguel, Jean-Sébastien Annicotte
Chromatin architectures and epigenetic fingerprint regulation are fundamental for genetically determined biological processes. Chemical modifications of the chromatin template sensitize the genome to intracellular metabolism changes to set up diverse functional adaptive states. Accumulated evidence suggests that the action of epigenetic modifiers is sensitive to changes in dietary components and cellular metabolism intermediates, linking nutrition and energy metabolism to gene expression plasticity. Histone posttranslational modifications create a code that acts as a metabolic sensor, translating changes in metabolism into stable gene expression patterns...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163356/sonic-hedgehog-signaling-in-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Xiulong Xu, Yurong Lu, Yi Li, Richard A Prinz
Thyroid cancer is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system. The initiation of thyroid cancer is often triggered by a genetic mutation in the phosphortidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) or mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway, such as RAS and BRAF, or by the rearrangement of growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase genes such as RET/PTC. The sonic hedgehog (Shh) pathway is evolutionarily conserved and plays an important role in the embryonic development of normal tissues and organs. Gene mutations in the Shh pathway are involved in basal cell carcinomas (BCC)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163177/assessment-of-pharmacogenomic-panel-assay-for-prediction-of-taxane-toxicities-preliminary-results
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Raffaele Di Francia, Luigi Atripaldi, Salvo Di Martino, Carla Fierro, Tommaso Muto, Anna Crispo, Sabrina Rossetti, Gaetano Facchini, Massimiliano Berretta
Backbone: Paclitaxel and docetaxel are the primary taxane anticancer drugs regularly used to treat, breast, gastric, ovarian, head/neck, lung, and genitourinary neoplasm. Suspension of taxane treatments compromising patient benefits is more frequently caused by peripheral neuropathy and allergy, than to tumor progression. Several strategies for preventing toxicity have been investigated so far. Recently, findings on the genetic variants associated with toxicity and resistance to taxane-based chemotherapy have been reported...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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