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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209985/frequent-and-yet-unreported-gnaq-and-gna11-mutations-are-found-in-uveal-melanomas
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Bjoern Schneider, Katrin Riedel, Andrey Zhivov, Maja Huehns, Heike Zettl, Rudolf F Guthoff, Anselm Jünemann, Andreas Erbersdobler, Annette Zimpfer
Malignant melanoma of the uvea is the most common primary malignant tumor in the eye. We aimed to analyze GNAQ and GNA11 mutations in uveal melanomas using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded material and correlate the results with clinicopathological parameters. Tumor tissue was microdissected followed by amplification of GNAQ exon 4 and 5, GNA11 exon 4 and 5, and finally analyzed by Sanger sequencing. A total of 64.4 GNA11/GNAQ mutations, including ten yet unreported, were found. Two cases showed multiple mutations...
December 5, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206651/novel-therapeutic-strategies-and-targets-in-advanced-uveal-melanoma
#2
Vivian Chua, Andrew E Aplin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Currently, there are no U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved or effective treatment options for advanced-stage uveal melanoma. In this article, we focus on therapeutic targets in pathways/mechanisms associated with common mutations in uveal melanoma. We review the challenges associated with targeting of these pathways and novel treatment strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: Common mutations that promote uveal melanoma initiation and progression include alterations in G protein subunit alpha q/11 (GNAQ/GNA11) and breast cancer gene 1-associated protein 1 (BAP1)...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170526/driver-pattern-identification-over-the-gene-co-expression-of-drug-response-in-ovarian-cancer-by-integrating-high-throughput-genomics-data
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Xinguo Lu, Jibo Lu, Bo Liao, Xing Li, Xin Qian, Keqin Li
Multiple types of high throughput genomics data create a potential opportunity to identify driver patterns in ovarian cancer, which will acquire some novel and clinical biomarkers for appropriate diagnosis and treatment to cancer patients. To identify candidate driver genes and the corresponding driving patterns for resistant and sensitive tumors from the heterogeneous data, we combined gene co-expression modules with mutation modulators and proposed the method to identify driver patterns. Firstly, co-expression network analysis is applied to explore gene modules for gene expression profiles through weighted correlation network analysis (WGCNA)...
November 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136674/familial-hyperparathyroidism-disorders-of-growth-and-secretion-in-hormone-secretory-tissue
#4
Stephen J Marx, Delmar Muniz Lourenco
Six syndromes of familial hyperparathyroidism are compared: 1) Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) expresses primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) beginning at birth with lifelong hypercalcemia. There is nonsuppressed PTH secretion from outwardly normal parathyroid glands. It reflects germline heterozygous mutation in CASR, GNA11, or AP2S1. 2) Neonatal severe primary hyperparathyroidism is severest of the six syndromes. It requires urgent total parathyroidectomy in infancy. It usually reflects biallelic inactivation of the CASR...
November 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115694/familial-hypocalciuric-hypercalcemia-as-an-atypical-form-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#5
Stephen J Marx
Introduction Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) causes lifelong hypercalcemia with features that overlap with typical primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). The incompleteness of this overlap has led to divergent nomenclatures for FHH. I compare two nomenclatures. One sets FHH as an entity distinct from PHPT. The other groups FHH with PHPT but conditions FHH as atypical PHPT. Methods I analyzed selected articles about calcium-sensing receptors, FHH, PHPT, CASR, GNA11, and AP2S1. Results FHH usually results from a heterozygous germline inactivating mutation of the CASR, and less frequently from mutation of GNA11 or AP2S1...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059311/sox10-expression-as-well-as-braf-and-gnaq-11-mutations-distinguish-pigmented-ciliary-epithelium-neoplasms-from-uveal-melanomas
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Taisuke Mori, Aoi Sukeda, Shigeki Sekine, Shinsuke Shibata, Eijitsu Ryo, Hideyuki Okano, Shigenobu Suzuki, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka
Purpose: Adenocarcinomas or adenomas derived from pigmented ciliary epithelium (APCE) are exceptionally rare ocular tumors. These tumors have pigmented and epithelioid features, and some APCEs are negative for keratin markers and positive for melanocytic markers. It is especially difficult to distinguish APCEs from uveal melanoma (UM). Accordingly, we examined protein expression and genetic mutations associated with APCE to facilitate diagnosis. Methods: Five APCE and 11 UM samples were obtained from patients during surgical resection at our institute...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046478/cinacalcet-corrects-hypercalcemia-in-mice-with-an-inactivating-g%C3%AE-11-mutation
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Sarah A Howles, Fadil M Hannan, Caroline M Gorvin, Sian E Piret, Anju Paudyal, Michelle Stewart, Tertius A Hough, M Andrew Nesbit, Sara Wells, Stephen Dm Brown, Roger D Cox, Rajesh V Thakker
Loss-of-function mutations of GNA11, which encodes G-protein subunit α11 (Gα11), a signaling partner for the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), result in familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia type 2 (FHH2). FHH2 is characterized by hypercalcemia, inappropriately normal or raised parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentrations, and normal or low urinary calcium excretion. A mouse model for FHH2 that would facilitate investigations of the in vivo role of Gα11 and the evaluation of calcimimetic drugs, which are CaSR allosteric activators, is not available...
October 19, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982892/uveal-melanoma-gnaq-and-gna11-mutations-in-a-greek-population
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Filippos Psinakis, Anastasia Katseli, Chryssanthy Koutsandrea, Konstantina Frangia, Lina Florentin, Despina Apostolopoulou, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Dimitrios Papakonstantinou, Eleni Georgopoulou, Dimitrios Brouzas
BACKGROUND/AIM: Uveal melanoma is the most common primary adult intraocular malignancy. It is known to have a strong metastatic potential, fatal for the vast majority of patients. In recent years, meticulous cytogenetic and molecular profiling has led to precise prognostication, that unfortunately is not matched by advancements in adjuvant therapies. G Protein subunits alpha Q (GNAQ) and alpha 11 (GNA11) are two of the major driver genes that contribute to the development of uveal melanoma...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945857/calcimimetic-use-in-familial-hypocalciuric-hypercalcemia-a-perspective-in-endocrinology
#9
Stephen J Marx
Context: Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) causes lifelong hypercalcemia that even persists after subtotal parathyroidectomy. Symptoms are usually mild. Past recommendations have often been for monitoring and against surgical or pharmacologic treatments. Methods: Review of publications about FHH, calcium-sensing receptors (CaSRs), and calcimimetics. Results: FHH reflects heterozygous germline mutation of CASR, GNA11, or AP2S1. These mutations inactivate the CaSRs in the parathyroid cell...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938448/autosomal-dominant-pth-gene-signal-sequence-mutation-in-a-family-with-familial-isolated-hypoparathyroidism
#10
Luigia Cinque, Angelo Sparaneo, Laura Penta, Amedea Mencarelli, Daniela Rogaia, Susanna Esposito, Federico Pio Fabrizio, Filomena Baorda, Alberto Verrotti, Alberto Falorni, Gabriela Stangoni, Geoffrey N Hendy, Vito Guarnieri, Paolo Prontera
Context: Familial isolated hypoparathyroidism (FIH) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder due to mutations of the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), glial cells missing-2 (GCM2), guanine nucleotide binding protein α11 (GNA11), or parathyroid hormone (PTH) genes. Thus far, only four cases with homozygous and two cases with heterozygous mutations in the PTH gene have been reported. Objective: To clinically describe an FIH family and identify and characterize the causal gene mutation...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881731/detection-of-braf-nras-kit-gnaq-gna11-and-map2k1-2-mutations-in-russian-melanoma-patients-using-lna-pcr-clamp-and-biochip-analysis
#11
Marina Emelyanova, Lilit Ghukasyan, Ivan Abramov, Oxana Ryabaya, Evgenia Stepanova, Anna Kudryavtseva, Asiya Sadritdinova, Cholpon Dzhumakova, Tatiana Belysheva, Sergey Surzhikov, Lyudmila Lyubchenko, Alexander Zasedatelev, Tatiana Nasedkina
Target inhibitors are used for melanoma treatment, and their effectiveness depends on the tumor genotype. We developed a diagnostic biochip for the detection of 39 clinically relevant somatic mutations in the BRAF, NRAS, KIT, GNAQ, GNA11, MAP2K1 and MAP2K2 genes. We used multiplex locked nucleic acid (LNA) PCR clamp for the preferable amplification of mutated over wild type DNA. The amplified fragments were labeled via the incorporation of fluorescently labeled dUTP during PCR and were hybridized with specific oligonucleotides immobilized on a biochip...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809862/gnaq-and-gna11-mutations-and-downstream-yap-activation-in-choroidal-nevi
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M J C Vader, M C Madigan, M Versluis, H M Suleiman, G Gezgin, N A Gruis, J J Out-Luiting, W Bergman, R M Verdijk, M J Jager, P A van der Velden
BACKGROUND: Mutations in GNAQ/11 genes are considered an early event in the development of uveal melanoma that may derive from a pre-existing nevus. The Hippo pathway, by way of YAP activation, rather than MAP kinase, has a role in the oncogenic capacity of GNAQ/11 mutations. METHODS: We investigated 16 nevi from 13 human eyes for driver GNAQ/11 mutations using droplet digital PCR and determined whether nevi are clonal by quantifying mutant nevus cell fractions...
September 5, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802492/blue-nevi-and-related-tumors
#13
REVIEW
Artur Zembowicz
The major entities related to blue nevus are common blue nevus, cellular blue nevus, atypical blue nevus, and malignant blue nevus. These lesions share presence of dermal pigmented dendritic melanocytes derived from embryonal precursors to melanocytes, Schwann cells, and glial cells migrating to the skin from the ventral neural crest. Genetically, blue nevi harbor mutations in G-protein-coupled receptor subunits GNAQ and GNA11. Progression to malignant blue nevus is associated with additional mutations and partial gains and losses of chromosomal material...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700778/frequent-gnaq-gna11-and-eif1ax-mutations-in-iris-melanoma
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Simone L Scholz, Inga Möller, Henning Reis, Daniela Süßkind, Johannes A P van de Nes, Sonia Leonardelli, Bastian Schilling, Elisabeth Livingstone, Tobias Schimming, Annette Paschen, Antje Sucker, Rajmohan Murali, Klaus-Peter Steuhl, Dirk Schadendorf, Henrike Westekemper, Klaus G Griewank
Purpose: The most common malignant intraocular tumors with a high mortality in adults are uveal melanomas. Uveal melanomas arise most frequently in the choroid or ciliary body (97%) and rarely in the iris (3%). Whereas conjunctival and posterior uveal (ciliary body and choroidal) melanomas have been studied in more detail genetically, little data exist regarding iris melanomas. Methods: In our study, we genetically analyzed 19 iris melanomas, 8 ciliary body melanomas, 3 ring melanomas, and 4 iris nevi...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675510/the-co-regulatory-networks-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-oncogenes-and-mirnas-in-colorectal-cancer
#15
Martha L Slattery, Jennifer S Herrick, Lila E Mullany, Wade S Samowitz, John R Sevens, Lori Sakoda, Roger K Wolff
Tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) and oncogenes (OG) are involved in carcinogenesis. MiRNAs also contribute to cellular pathways leading to cancer. We use data from 217 colorectal cancer (CRC) cases to evaluate differences in TSGs and OGs expression between paired CRC and normal mucosa and evaluate how TSGs and OGs are associated with miRNAs. Gene expression data from RNA-Seq and miRNA expression data from Agilent Human miRNA Microarray V19.0 were used. We focus on genes most strongly associated with CRC (fold change (FC) of ≥1...
November 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673748/late-solitary-extraocular-recurrence-from-previously-resected-iris-melanoma
#16
Ido Didi Fabian, Caroline Thaung, Lamis AlHarby, Karen Sisley, Hardeep S Mudhar, Rachel E Doherty, Andrew W Stacey, Amit K Arora, Victoria M L Cohen, Mandeep S Sagoo
PURPOSE: To report on cases of late extraocular relapse of previously resected iris melanoma, without concurrent intraocular recurrence. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 4 patients diagnosed with late subconjunctival relapse of previously resected iris melanoma. RESULTS: Three female patients and 1 male patient underwent iris tumor resection and presented to our service with suspicious conjunctival lesions at a median of 22 years later (mean: 21 years)...
September 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594900/systematic-genomic-and-translational-efficiency-studies-of-uveal-melanoma
#17
Chelsea Place Johnson, Ivana K Kim, Bita Esmaeli, Ali Amin-Mansour, Daniel J Treacy, Scott L Carter, Eran Hodis, Nikhil Wagle, Sara Seepo, Xiaoxing Yu, Anne Marie Lane, Evangelos S Gragoudas, Francisca Vazquez, Elizabeth Nickerson, Kristian Cibulskis, Aaron McKenna, Stacey B Gabriel, Gad Getz, Eliezer M Van Allen, Peter A C 't Hoen, Levi A Garraway, Scott E Woodman
To further our understanding of the somatic genetic basis of uveal melanoma, we sequenced the protein-coding regions of 52 primary tumors and 3 liver metastases together with paired normal DNA. Known recurrent mutations were identified in GNAQ, GNA11, BAP1, EIF1AX, and SF3B1. The role of mutated EIF1AX was tested using loss of function approaches including viability and translational efficiency assays. Knockdown of both wild type and mutant EIF1AX was lethal to uveal melanoma cells. We probed the function of N-terminal tail EIF1AX mutations by performing RNA sequencing of polysome-associated transcripts in cells expressing endogenous wild type or mutant EIF1AX...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570277/epithelial-gpr116-regulates-pulmonary-alveolar-homeostasis-via-gq-11-signaling
#18
Kari Brown, Alyssa Filuta, Marie-Gabrielle Ludwig, Klaus Seuwen, Julian Jaros, Solange Vidal, Kavisha Arora, Anjaparavanda P Naren, Kathirvel Kandasamy, Kaushik Parthasarathi, Stefan Offermanns, Robert J Mason, William E Miller, Jeffrey A Whitsett, James P Bridges
Pulmonary function is dependent upon the precise regulation of alveolar surfactant. Alterations in pulmonary surfactant concentrations or function impair ventilation and cause tissue injury. Identification of the molecular pathways that sense and regulate endogenous alveolar surfactant concentrations, coupled with the ability to pharmacologically modulate them both positively and negatively, would be a major therapeutic advance for patients with acute and chronic lung diseases caused by disruption of surfactant homeostasis...
June 2, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486107/rasgrp3-mediates-mapk-pathway-activation-in-gnaq-mutant-uveal-melanoma
#19
Xu Chen, Qiuxia Wu, Philippe Depeille, Peirong Chen, Sophie Thornton, Helen Kalirai, Sarah E Coupland, Jeroen P Roose, Boris C Bastian
Constitutive activation of Gαq signaling by mutations in GNAQ or GNA11 occurs in over 80% of uveal melanomas (UMs) and activates MAPK. Protein kinase C (PKC) has been implicated as a link, but the mechanistic details remained unclear. We identified PKC δ and ɛ as required and sufficient to activate MAPK in GNAQ mutant melanomas. MAPK activation depends on Ras and is caused by RasGRP3, which is significantly and selectively overexpressed in response to GNAQ/11 mutation in UM. RasGRP3 activation occurs via PKC δ- and ɛ-dependent phosphorylation and PKC-independent, DAG-mediated membrane recruitment, possibly explaining the limited effect of PKC inhibitors to durably suppress MAPK in UM...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475519/genomic-assessment-of-blitz-nevi-suggests-classification-as-a-subset-of-blue-nevus-rather-than-spitz-nevus-clinical-histopathologic-and-molecular-analysis-of-18-cases
#20
Maria C Isales, Alexandra M Haugh, Jeffrey Bubley, Anna E Verzì, Bin Zhang, Emily Kudalkar, Christina Y Lee, Pedram Yazdan, Joan Guitart, Pedram Gerami
Blitz nevi/tumors are a distinct subset of melanocytic neoplasia which show mixed morphologic features of Spitz and blue nevus. Genomically, most blue nevi have GNAQ or GNA11 mutations while most Spitzoid neoplasms have either an HRAS mutation or translocations involving MET, ROS, BRAF, ALK1, NTRK1, and RET. The criteria used for the assessment of malignancy in blue and Spitzoid lesions are different, and these lesions have different prognostic markers. In this study, we assess the clinical, morphological, and genomic changes in 18 cases of Blitz nevi/tumors to better characterize this subset of neoplasms and determine their optimal genomic classification...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
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