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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817824/parametric-linkage-analysis-identifies-five-novel-genome-wide-significant-loci-for-familial-lung-cancer
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Anthony M Musolf, Claire L Simpson, Mariza de Andrade, Diptasri Mandal, Colette Gaba, Ping Yang, Yafang Li, Ming You, Elena Y Kupert, Marshall W Anderson, Ann G Schwartz, Susan M Pinney, Christopher I Amos, Joan E Bailey-Wilson
OBJECTIVE: One of four American cancer patients dies of lung cancer. Environmental factors such as tobacco smoking are known to affect lung cancer risk. However, there is a genetic factor to lung cancer risk as well. Here, we perform parametric linkage analysis on family-based genotype data in an effort to find genetic loci linked to the disease. METHODS: 197 individuals from families with a high-risk history of lung cancer were recruited and genotyped using an Illumina array...
August 18, 2017: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816282/-long-term-follow-up-experience-of-comprehensive-treatment-of-testicular-mixed-germ-cell-tumors
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J F Ye, B Wang, L L Ma, L Zhao, G L Wang, K Hong
OBJECTIVE: Testicular mixed germ cell tumor is mixed with embryonal carcinoma, choriocarcinoma, yolk sac tumor, teratoma, seminoma and other two or more components of the testicular tumor, the clinical is relatively rare and high degree of malignancy, this article will summarize its clinical features and optimize its treatment. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the clinical data of 22 patients with testicular tumor mixed germ cell in Peking University Third Hospital from May 1994 to November 2016 was conducted using a combination of statistical analysis and discussion of the relevant literature...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813488/role-of-post-chemotherapy-radiation-in-the-management-of-children-and-adolescents-with-primary-advanced-malignant-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumors
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Junting Huang, Yuting Tan, Zijun Zhen, Suying Lu, Feifei Sun, Jia Zhu, Juan Wang, Ru Liao, Xiaofei Sun
OBJECTIVE: Primary malignant mediastinal germ cell tumors (MMGCTs) are rare in children and adolescents and have a poorer prognosis than their gonadal counterparts. We report a single institutional experience of a 10-year period of primary advanced MMGCTs treated with chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy in those who had residual mass. METHODS: Children and adolescents with primary advanced MMGCTs between 2005 and 2014 were identified from the Cancer Center, Sun Yat-Sen University...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804972/mendelian-randomisation-analysis-provides-no-evidence-for-a-relationship-between-adult-height-and-testicular-cancer-risk
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M Levy, D Hall, A Sud, P Law, K Litchfield, D Dudakia, T B Haugen, R Karlsson, A Reid, R A Huddart, T Grotmol, F Wiklund, R S Houlston, C Turnbull
Observational studies have suggested anthropometric traits, particularly increased height are associated with an elevated risk of testicular cancer (testicular germ cell tumour). However, there is an inconsistency between study findings, suggesting the possibility of the influence of confounding factors. To examine the association between anthropometric traits and testicular germ cell tumour using an unbiased approach, we performed a Mendelian randomisation study. We used genotype data from genome wide association studies of testicular germ cell tumour totalling 5518 cases and 19,055 controls...
August 13, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797648/overview-of-transcriptomic-analysis-of-all-human-proteases-non-proteolytic-homologs-and-inhibitors-organ-tissue-and-ovarian-cancer-cell-line-expression-profiling-of-the-human-protease-degradome-by-the-clip-chip%C3%A2-dna-microarray
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REVIEW
Reinhild Kappelhoff, Xose S Puente, Claire H Wilson, Arun Seth, Carlos Lopez-Otin, Christopher M Overall
The protease degradome is defined as the complete repertoire of proteases and inhibitors, and their nonfunctional homologs present in a cell, tissues or organism at any given time. We review the tissue distribution of virtually the entire degradome in 23 different human tissues and 6 ovarian cancer cell lines. To do so, we developed the CLIP-CHIP™, a custom microarray based on a 70-mer oligonucleotide platform, to specifically profile the transcripts of the entire repertoire of 473 active human proteases, 156 protease inhibitors and 92 non-proteolytically active homologs known at the design date using one specific oligonucleotide per transcript...
August 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794013/control-mechanisms-in-germ-cells-mediated-by-p53-family-proteins
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REVIEW
Jakob Gebel, Marcel Tuppi, Katharina Krauskopf, Daniel Coutandin, Susanne Pitzius, Sebastian Kehrloesser, Christian Osterburg, Volker Dötsch
Germ cells are totipotent and, in principle, immortal as they are the source for new germ cells in each generation. This very special role requires tight quality control systems. The p53 protein family constitutes one of the most important quality surveillance systems in cells. Whereas p53 has become famous for its role as the guardian of the genome in its function as the most important somatic tumor suppressor, p63 has been nicknamed 'guardian of the female germ line'. p63 is strongly expressed in resting oocytes and responsible for eliminating those that carry DNA double-strand breaks...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791339/identification-of-novel-genetic-etiology-and-key-molecular-pathways-for-seminoma-via-network-based-studies
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Yuanlei Chen, Chao Qi, Liqun Xia, Gonghui Li
Seminoma is the most common testicular malignant germ cell tumor which severely threaten male reproductive health. However, the pathogenesis and progression mechanisms are still unclear and little research is carried out to uncover the mechanism of this cancer. To identify gene signatures that are expected to converge on particular molecular pathways may drive the development of the core cancer characteristics in seminoma. We downloaded the gene expression profiles GSE18155 from GEO database and obtained the differentially expressed genes (DEGs)...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768903/microrna-143-145-loss-induces-ras-signaling-to-promote-aggressive-pten-deficient-basal-like-breast-cancer
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Sharon Wang, Jeff C Liu, YoungJun Ju, Giovanna Pellecchia, Veronique Voisin, Dong-Yu Wang, Rajwinder Leha L, Yaacov Ben-David, Gary D Bader, Eldad Zacksenhaus
The tumor suppressor PTEN is frequently inactivated in breast and other cancers; yet, germ-line mutations in this gene induce nonmalignant hamartomas, indicating dependency on additional cooperating events. Here we show that most tumors derived from conditional deletion of mouse pten in mammary epithelium are highly differentiated and lack transplantable tumor-initiating cells (TICs) capable of seeding new tumors following orthotopic injection of FACS-sorted or tumorsphere cells. A rare group of poorly differentiated tumors did harbor transplantable TICs...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765517/the-hedgehog-gli-pathway-in-embryonic-development-and-cancer-implications-for-pulmonary-oncology-therapy
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REVIEW
Armas López Leonel, Zúñiga Joaquín, Arrieta Oscar, Ávila-Moreno Federico
Transcriptional regulation and epigenetic mechanisms closely control gene expression through diverse physiological and pathophysiological processes. These include the development of germ layers and post-natal epithelial cell-tissue differentiation, as well as, involved with the induction, promotion and/or progression of human malignancies.Diverse studies have shed light on the molecular similarities and differences involved in the stages of embryological epithelial development and dedifferentiation processes in malignant tumors of epithelial origin, of which many focus on lung carcinomas...
July 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763368/veliparib-monotherapy-to-patients-with-brca-germ-line-mutation-and-platinum-resistant-or-partially-platinum-sensitive-relapse-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-a-phase-i-ii-study
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Karina Dahl Steffensen, Parvin Adimi, Anders Jakobsen
OBJECTIVE: A new treatment principle, which seems to radically change the treatment approach in ovarian cancer (OC), has developed over the past few years. Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors work by interfering with mechanisms important to DNA damage repair. Cancer cells that already have defects in the BRCA genes are particularly sensitive to treatment with poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of veliparib in patients with known BRCA1/2 mutations and with a platinum-resistant or intermediate sensitive relapse of OC...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754604/regulation-of-fetal-male-germ-cell-development-by-members-of-the-tgf%C3%AE-superfamily
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Cassy Spiller, Guillaume Burnet, Josephine Bowles
There is now substantial evidence that members of the transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ family) regulate germ cell development in the mouse fetal testis. Correct development of germ cells during fetal life is critical for establishment of effective spermatogenesis and for avoiding the formation of testicular germ cell cancer in later life. Here we consider the evidence for involvement of various TGFβ family members, attempt to reconcile discrepancies and clarify what we believe to be the likely in vivo roles of these factors...
July 19, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753846/the-landscape-of-whole-genome-alterations-and-pathologic-features-in-genitourinary-malignancies-an-analysis-of-the-cancer-genome-atlas
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Mark W Ball, Michael A Gorin, Charles G Drake, Hans J Hammers, Mohamad E Allaf
BACKGROUND: The accumulation of somatic genetic alterations drives carcinogenesis. Little is known, however, about how the level of genetic alteration across an entire cancer genome affects tumor grade, stage or survival. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of somatic mutation count (MC) and copy number variation (CNV) on pathologic and oncologic outcomes in patients with genitourinary malignancies in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: TCGA data sets for adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), bladder urothelial carcinoma (BLCA), chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (RCC; KICH), clear cell RCC (KIRC), papillary RCC (KIRP), pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PCPG), prostate adenocarcinoma (PRAD), and testis germ cell tumor (TGCT) were accessed via cBioportal...
February 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753801/age-%C3%A2-40-years-is-associated-with-adverse-outcome-in-metastatic-germ-cell-cancer-despite-appropriate-intended-chemotherapy
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Rowan E Miller, Sarah C Markt, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Brandon Bernard, Laurence K Albiges, Clair Beard, Christopher J Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Age ≥40 yr is associated with poorer testicular cancer outcomes in population-based studies. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between age (≥40 yr) and outcomes among men with germ cell tumors (GCTs) in a large hospital registry. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Electronic medical records for 1095 GCT patients treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute between 1997 and 2013 were reviewed. Information regarding histology, stage, treatment, and patient characteristics was obtained...
October 26, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746789/cytogenetic-clonal-evolution-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-is-associated-with-inferior-prognosis
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Judith Neukirchen, Michael Lauseker, Barbara Hildebrandt, Ann-Christin Nolting, Jennifer Kaivers, Guido Kobbe, Norbert Gattermann, Rainer Haas, Ulrich Germing
BACKGROUND: The karyotype of bone marrow cells at the time of diagnosis is a strong prognostic parameter for overall survival as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) progression in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). However, to the authors' knowledge, few data exist regarding the prognostic impact of cytogenetic clonal evolution during the course of MDS. METHODS: The authors evaluated follow-up karyotype analyses in 549 patients from the Dusseldorf MDS Registry...
July 26, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729426/glycerol-3-phosphate-acyltransferase-2-is-essential-for-normal-spermatogenesis
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Maria Belen Garcia-Fabiani, Mauro A Montanaro, Pablo Stringa, Ezequiel Lacunza, Elizabeth R Cattaneo, Marianela Santana, Magali Pellon-Maison, Maria R Gonzalez-Baro
Glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferases (GPAT) catalyze the first and rate-limiting step in the de novo glycerolipid synthesis. The GPAT2 isoform differs from the other isoforms because its expression is restricted to male germ cells and cancer cells. It has been recently reported that GPAT2 expression in mouse testis fluctuates during sexual maturation and that it is regulated by epigenetic mechanisms in combination with vitamin A derivatives. Despite progress made in this field, information about GPAT2 role in the developing male germ cells remains unclear...
July 20, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720343/exposure-to-ambient-dichloromethane-in-pregnancy-and-infancy-from-industrial-sources-and-childhood-cancers-in-california
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Andrew S Park, Beate Ritz, Chenxiao Ling, Myles Cockburn, Julia E Heck
BACKGROUND: The incidence of childhood cancers has been increasing and environmental exposure to air toxics has been suggested as a possible risk factor. This study aims to explore ambient exposure to dichloromethane (methylene chloride). METHODS: We frequency matched by birth year approximately 20 cancer-free controls identified from birth records to all childhood cancers ages 0-5 in the California Cancer Registry diagnosed from 1988 to 2012; i.e. 13,636 cases and a total of 270,673 controls...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713970/human-chorionic-gonadotropin%C3%A2-%C3%AE-regulates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastasis-in-human-ovarian-cancer
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Na Liu, Shu-Min Peng, Guang-Xi Zhan, Jing Yu, Wei-Min Wu, Hao Gao, Xiao-Feng Li, Xiao-Qing Guo
Human chorionic gonadotropin β (β-hCG) is a well-known and accurate marker for the diagnosis and monitoring of pregnancy, trophoblastic tumors and ovarian germ cell tumors. Recently, β-hCG has been found to be closely related to poor prognosis and metastasis in various other malignant tumors, while its role and mechanism in ovarian cancer is still unclear. In the present study, lentiviral‑mediated transfection and small interfering RNA (siRNA) were used to alter β-hCG expression in the ovarian cancer cell lines ES-2 and SKOV3, respectively...
July 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712340/deep-sequencing-reveals-the-mitochondrial-dna-variation-landscapes-of-breast-to-brain-metastasis-blood-samples
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Rhiannon E McGeehan, Lewis A Cockram, D Timothy J Littlewood, Kathleen Keatley, Diana M Eccles, Qian An
Breast-to-brain metastasis (BBM) often represents a terminal event, due to the inability of many systemic treatments to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB), rendering the brain a sanctuary site for tumour cells. Identifying genetic variations that can predict the patients who will develop BBM would allow targeting of adjuvant treatments to reduce risk while disease bulk is minimal. Germ-line genetic variations may contribute to whether a BBM forms by influencing the primary tumour subtype that presents, or by influencing the host response to the tumour or treatment regimen, or by facilitating transition of tumour cells across the BBB and establish a viable brain metastasis...
July 15, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699894/cancer-testis-antigen-piwil2-suppresses-circadian-rhythms-by-regulating-the-stability-and-activity-of-bmal1-and-clock
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Yilu Lu, Xulei Zheng, Wei Hu, Shasha Bian, Zhiwei Zhang, Dachang Tao, Yunqiang Liu, Yongxin Ma
Circadian rhythms are regulated by transcriptional and post-translational feedback loops generated by appropriate functions of clock proteins. Rhythmic degradation of the circadian clock proteins is critical for maintenance of the circadian oscillations. Notably, circadian clock does not work during spermatogenesis and can be disrupted in tumors. However, the underlying mechanism that suppresses circadian rhythms in germ cells and cancer cells remains largely unknown. Here we report that the cancer/testis antigen PIWIL2 can repress circadian rhythms both in the testis and cancer cells...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699204/postnatal-risk-factors-for-testicular-cancer-the-epsam-case-control-study
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Giovenale Moirano, Daniela Zugna, Chiara Grasso, Dario Mirabelli, Patrizia Lista, Libero Ciuffreda, Nereo Segnan, Franco Merletti, Lorenzo Richiardi
Testicular cancer is considered to originate from an impaired differentiation of fetal germ cells, but puberty could represent another time window of susceptibility. Our study aimed at investigating the association between environmental exposures acting during puberty/adolescence (13-19 years of age) and the risk of testicular cancer. We used data of the EPSAM study, a case-control study on germ-cell testicular cancer conducted in the province of Turin, Italy, involving cases diagnosed between 1997 and 2008...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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