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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526814/kras-and-gnas-co-mutation-in-metastatic-low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm-lamn-to-the-ovaries-a-practical-role-for-next-generation-sequencing
#1
Daniel R Matson, Jin Xu, Laura Huffman, Lisa Barroilhet, Molly Accola, William M Rehrauer, Paul Weisman
BACKGROUND Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (LAMNs) are cytologically low-grade tumors of the appendix and are a frequent cause of pseudomyxoma peritonei. They can become a diagnostic challenge when they metastasize to the ovaries, where they may mimic primary ovarian mucinous tumors. CASE REPORT We report the case of a patient with very large bilateral ovarian mucinous tumors and a concurrent minute LAMN incidentally discovered in a grossly normal appendix. A primary ovarian tumor was suspected, but histological analysis of the ovaries suggested an appendiceal origin...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500587/insights-into-the-pathogenesis-of-pancreatic-cystic-neoplasms
#2
REVIEW
Vrishketan Sethi, Bhuwan Giri, Ashok Saluja, Vikas Dudeja
With the current epidemic of diagnosed pancreatic cystic neoplasms on the rise, a substantial amount of work has been done to unravel their biology, thus leading to implications on clinical decision making. Recent genetic profiling of resected human specimens has identified alterations in signaling pathways involving KRAS and GNAS signaling as early events in the pathogenesis of intraductal pancreatic mucinous neoplasms. Progressively, mutations in genes such as TP53, SMAD4, RNF43, and others are thought to characterize invasive and advanced lesions...
May 12, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488625/genetics-of-pituitary-adenomas
#3
Mario Shaid, Márta Korbonits
Clinically relevant pituitary tumors presenting with altered hormonal secretion or mass effect represent a significant proportion of patients in endocrinology clinics. However, in recent years, these patients are also referred to clinical genetic services due to possible germline mutations causing syndromic or isolated pituitary adenomas. While somatic mutations have been identified in GNAS, USB8, PIK3CA, GPR101 and rarely in RAS, germline mutations have been identified in MEN1, cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor genes, AIP, DICER1, PRKAR1A, PRKACA, SDH genes and GPR101...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486603/clinical-identification-of-oncogenic-drivers-and-copy-number-alterations-in-pituitary-tumors
#4
Wenya Linda Bi, Noah F Greenwald, Shakti H Ramkissoon, Malak Abedalthagafi, Shannon M Coy, Keith L Ligon, Yu Mei, Laura MacConaill, Matt Ducar, Le Min, Sandro Santagata, Ursula B Kaiser, Rameen Beroukhim, Edward R Laws, Ian F Dunn
Pituitary tumors are the second most common adult primary brain tumor, with a variable clinical course. Recent work has identified a number of genetic determinants of pituitary tumor subtypes, which may augment classic histopathologic classification schemes. We sought to determine whether pituitary tumors could be stratified based on objective molecular characteristics using a clinical genomics assay. We profiled pituitary tumors using OncoPanel, a clinical multiplexed next-generation sequencing assay and retrospectively collected the clinical information and sequencing results for 127 patients from 2012-2016 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital...
May 8, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483487/mechanical-stress-affects-methylation-pattern-of-gnas-isoforms-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-hat-mscs
#5
Angeliki-Maria Vlaikou, Dimitrios Kouroupis, Argyro Sgourou, Georgios S Markopoulos, Eleni Bagli, Maria Markou, Zoe Papadopoulou, Theodore Fotsis, Georgios Nakos, Maria-Eleni E Lekka, Maria Syrrou
Mechanical stress exerts a substantial role on skeletal-cell renewal systems, whereas accumulating evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanisms induce changes and differential gene expression. Although the underlying mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated, our study suggests that the influence of the long term mechanical stimulation elicits epigenetic modifications controlling osteogenic differentiation of human adipose tissue multipotential stromal cells (hAT-MSCs) and contributes to an accelerating in vitro osteogenesis...
May 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479381/integrated-clinicopathological-features-and-gene-microarray-analysis-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#6
Huaqiang Zhou, Qinchang Chen, Wulin Tan, Zeting Qiu, Si Li, Yiyan Song, Shaowei Gao
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are relatively rare pancreatic neoplasms over the world. Investigations about molecular biology of PNETs are insufficient for nowadays. We aimed to explore the expression of messenger RNA and regulatory processes underlying pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors from different views. The expression profile of GSE73338 were downloaded, including samples with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. First, the Limma package was utilized to distinguish the differentially expressed messenger RNA...
May 4, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476226/genetic-aspects-of-pituitary-adenomas
#7
REVIEW
Pedro Marques, Márta Korbonits
Although most of pituitary adenomas are benign, they may cause significant burden to patients. Sporadic adenomas represent the vast majority of the cases, where recognized somatic mutations (eg, GNAS or USP8), as well as altered gene-expression profile often affecting cell cycle proteins have been identified. More rarely, germline mutations predisposing to pituitary adenomas -as part of a syndrome (eg, MEN1 or Carney complex), or isolated to the pituitary (AIP or GPR101) can be identified. These alterations influence the biological behavior, clinical presentations and therapeutic responses, and their full understanding helps to provide appropriate care for these patients...
June 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473845/pancreatic-islet-protein-complexes-and-their-dysregulation-in-type-2-diabetes
#8
Helle Krogh Pedersen, Valborg Gudmundsdottir, Søren Brunak
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a complex disease that involves multiple genes. Numerous risk loci have already been associated with T2D, although many susceptibility genes remain to be identified given heritability estimates. Systems biology approaches hold potential for discovering novel T2D genes by considering their biological context, such as tissue-specific protein interaction partners. Pancreatic islets are a key T2D tissue and many of the known genetic risk variants lead to impaired islet function, hence a better understanding of the islet-specific dysregulation in the disease-state is essential to unveil the full potential of person-specific profiles...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453643/early-onset-obesity-unrecognized-first-evidence-for-gnas-mutations-and-methylation-changes
#9
Annette Grüters-Kieslich, Monica Reyes, Amita Sharma, Cem Demirci, Terry J DeClue, Erwin Lankes, Dov Tiosano, Dirk Schnabel, Harald Jüppner
Context: Early-onset obesity, characteristic for disorders affecting the leptin-melanocortin pathway, is also observed in pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ia (PHP1A), a disorder caused by maternal GNAS mutations that disrupt expression or function of the stimulatory G protein (Gsα). Mutations and/or epigenetic abnormalities at the same genetic locus are also the cause of pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ib (PHP1B). However, although equivalent biochemical and radiographic findings can be encountered in these related disorders caused by GNAS abnormalities they are considered distinct clinical entities...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443644/a-reciprocal-regulatory-loop-between-taz-yap-and-g-protein-g%C3%AE-s-regulates-schwann-cell-proliferation-and-myelination
#10
Yaqi Deng, Lai Man Natalie Wu, Shujun Bai, Chuntao Zhao, Haibo Wang, Jincheng Wang, Lingli Xu, Masahide Sakabe, Wenhao Zhou, Mei Xin, Q Richard Lu
Schwann cell (SC) myelination in the peripheral nervous system is essential for motor function, and uncontrolled SC proliferation occurs in cancer. Here, we show that a dual role for Hippo effectors TAZ and YAP in SC proliferation and myelination through modulating G-protein expression and interacting with SOX10, respectively. Developmentally regulated mutagenesis indicates that TAZ/YAP are critical for SC proliferation and differentiation in a stage-dependent manner. Genome-wide occupancy mapping and transcriptome profiling reveal that nuclear TAZ/YAP promote SC proliferation by activating cell cycle regulators, while targeting critical differentiation regulators in cooperation with SOX10 for myelination...
April 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426742/multiple-components-of-pka-and-tgf-%C3%AE-pathways-are-mutated-in-pseudomyxoma-peritonei
#11
Lilli Saarinen, Pirjo Nummela, Alexandra Thiel, Rainer Lehtonen, Petrus Järvinen, Heikki Järvinen, Lauri A Aaltonen, Anna Lepistö, Sampsa Hautaniemi, Ari Ristimäki
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a subtype of mucinous adenocarcinoma mainly restricted to the peritoneal cavity and most commonly originating from the appendix. The genetic background of PMP is poorly understood and no targeted treatments are currently available for this fatal disease. While RAS signaling pathway is affected in most if not all PMP cases and over half of them also have a mutation in the GNAS gene, other genetic alterations and affected pathways are, to a large degree, poorly known. In this study, we sequenced whole coding genome of nine PMP tumors and paired normal tissues in order to identify additional, commonly mutated genes and signaling pathways affected in PMP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423545/hobnail-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-molecular-profiling-and-comparison-to-classical-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-poorly-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-and-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
#12
Lianghong Teng, Wanglong Deng, Junliang Lu, Jing Zhang, Xinyu Ren, Huanli Duan, Shannon Chuai, Feidie Duan, Wei Gao, Tao Lu, Huanwen Wu, Zhiyong Liang
BACKGROUND: As a rare but aggressive papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) variant, the genetic changes of hobnail variant of PTC (HVPTC) are still unclear. RESULTS: The prevalence of HVPTC was 1.69% (18/1062) of all PTC diagnosed in our cohort. 73 samples from 55 patients (17 HVPTC, 26 CPTC, 7 PDTC and 5 ATC) were successfully analyzed using targeted NGS with an 18-gene panel. Thirty-seven mutation variant types were identified among 11 genes. BRAF V600E mutation was the most common mutation, which is present in almost all HVPTC samples (16/17, 94%), most CPTC samples (20/26, 77%), and none of the ATC and PDTC samples...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410400/inherited-variants-in-genes-somatically-mutated-in-thyroid-cancer
#13
Chiara Campo, Aleksandra Köhler, Gisella Figlioli, Rossella Elisei, Cristina Romei, Monica Cipollini, Franco Bambi, Kari Hemminki, Federica Gemignani, Stefano Landi, Asta Försti
BACKGROUND: Tumour suppressor genes when mutated in the germline cause various cancers, but they can also be somatically mutated in sporadic tumours. We hypothesized that there may also be cancer-related germline variants in the genes commonly mutated in sporadic well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC). METHODS: We performed a two-stage case-control association study with a total of 2214 cases and 2108 healthy controls from an Italian population. By genotyping 34 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), we covered a total of 59 missense SNPs and SNPs located in the 5' and 3' untranslated regions (UTRs) of 10 different genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398963/molecular-evidence-for-monoclonal-skip-progression-in-main-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
#14
Kenjiro Date, Takao Ohtsuka, Takaaki Fujimoto, Koji Tamura, Hideyo Kimura, Taketo Matsunaga, Naoki Mochidome, Tetsuyuki Miyazaki, Yasuhisa Mori, Yoshinao Oda, Masafumi Nakamura, Masao Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: To clarify clonality of distinct multisegmental main duct (MD)-intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) using microarray analysis. BACKGROUND: IPMNs represent a pancreatic ductal cell field defect, which causes multiple occurrences of lesions. In addtion, it has been speculated that MD-IPMNs display features of monoclonal skip progression. METHODS: Total RNA was extracted from fresh-frozen tissue samples of metachronous MD-IPMNs and nonneoplastic pancreas tissue from the same pancreas from two individuals, and whole human genome microarray analysis was performed...
May 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395381/parathyroid-hormone-resistance-and-bilateral-macronodular-adrenocortical-disease-does-partial-loss-of-methylation-at-the-gnas-exon-1-differentially-methylated-region-dmr-play-a-role
#15
Christian A Koch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363951/heterotrimeric-g-proteins-in-the-control-of-parathyroid-hormone-actions
#16
REVIEW
Murat Bastepe, Serap Turan, Qing He
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a key regulator of skeletal physiology and calcium and phosphate homeostasis. It acts on bone and kidney to stimulate bone turnover, increase the circulating levels of 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D and calcium and inhibit the reabsorption of phosphate from the glomerular filtrate. Dysregulated PTH actions contribute to or are the cause of several endocrine disorders. This calciotropic hormone exerts its actions via binding to the PTH/PTH-related peptide receptor (PTH1R), which couples to multiple heterotrimeric G proteins, including Gs and Gq/11 Genetic mutations affecting the activity or expression of the alpha-subunit of Gs, encoded by the GNAS complex locus, are responsible for several human diseases for which the clinical findings result, at least partly, from aberrant PTH signaling...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358762/craniosynostosis-and-guanine-nucleotide-binding-protein-alpha-stimulating-mutation-risk-of-bleeding-diathesis-and-circulatory-collapse-in-patients-undergoing-cranial-vault-reconstruction
#17
Oluwaseun A Adetayo, Jeffrey A Fearon
Reconstruction of the craniosynostosis deformity is a relatively safe operation with low overall complication risks. Despite expected risk of significant blood loss, life-threatening bleeding is relatively rare, and there is a low incidence of reported deaths in the literature. Several modalities have been described for perioperative mitigation of blood loss and transfusion requirements. Due to the low overall risk of life-threatening bleeding and circulatory collapse, it is judicious that any potential causes of such unusual but potentially significant fatal bleeding complication be evaluated and reported to increase awareness for craniofacial surgeons treating these conditions...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338087/gs%C3%AE-controls-cortical-bone-quality-by-regulating-osteoclast-differentiation-via-camp-pka-and-%C3%AE-catenin-pathways
#18
Girish Ramaswamy, Hyunsoo Kim, Deyu Zhang, Vitali Lounev, Joy Y Wu, Yongwon Choi, Frederick S Kaplan, Robert J Pignolo, Eileen M Shore
Skeletal bone formation and maintenance requires coordinate functions of several cell types, including bone forming osteoblasts and bone resorbing osteoclasts. Gsα, the stimulatory subunit of heterotrimeric G proteins, activates downstream signaling through cAMP and plays important roles in skeletal development by regulating osteoblast differentiation. Here, we demonstrate that Gsα signaling also regulates osteoclast differentiation during bone modeling and remodeling. Gnas, the gene encoding Gsα, is imprinted...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337739/intraductal-neoplasms-of-the-bile-duct-a-new-challenge-to-biliary-tract-tumor-pathology
#19
REVIEW
Yasuni Nakanuma, Katsuhiko Uesaka, Shiro Miyayama, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Masayuki Ohtsuka
Invasive biliary tract carcinomas are usually tubular adenocaricnomas with abundant desmoplastic reactions and frequent ductal and periductal invasion at the time of the diagnosis. Recently, several intraductal neoplasms of the bile duct, particularly at a pre-invasive stage, have been recognized. They include intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB), biliary intraepithelial neoplasm (BilIN), and others, such as intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) of the bile duct. IPNBs are grossly visible predominantly intraductal-growing papillary neoplasms covered by well-differentiated neoplastic epithelium with fine fibrovascular cores in the dilated bile ducts...
March 24, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335073/clinical-characteristics-and-whole-exome-transcriptome-sequencing-of-coexisting-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelofibrosis
#20
Malathi Kandarpa, Yi-Mi Wu, Dan Robinson, Patrick William Burke, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Moshe Talpaz
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are clonal hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) disorders that can be classified on the basis of genetic, clinical, phenotypic features. Genetic lesions such as JAK2 mutations and BCR-ABL translocation are often mutually exclusive in MPN patients and lead to essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera, or myelofibrosis or chronic myeloid leukemia, respectively. Nevertheless, coexistence of these genetic aberrations in the same patient has been reported. Whether these aberrations occur in the same stem cell or a different cell is unclear, but an unstable genome in the HSCs seems to be the common antecedent...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
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