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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915660/mass-spectrometry-based-assay-for-the-molecular-diagnosis-of-glioma-concomitant-detection-of-chromosome-1p-19q-codeletion-and-idh1-idh2-and-tert-mutation-status
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Chiara Pesenti, Leda Paganini, Laura Fontana, Emanuela Veniani, Letterio Runza, Stefano Ferrero, Silvano Bosari, Maura Menghi, Giovanni Marfia, Manuela Caroli, Rosamaria Silipigni, Silvana Guerneri, Silvia Tabano, Monica Miozzo
The World Health Organization recently revised the diagnosis of glioma, to integrate molecular parameters, including IDH mutations and codeletion (loss of heterozygosity; LOH) of chromosome arms 1p/19q, into the definitions of adult glioma histological subtypes. Mutations in the TERT promoter may also be useful for glioma diagnosis and prognosis. The integration of molecular markers into routine diagnosis requires their rapid and reliable assessment. We propose a MassARRAY (MS)-based test that can identify 1p/19q codeletion using quantitative SNP genotyping and, simultaneously, characterize hotspot mutations in the IDH1, IDH2, and TERT genes in tumor DNA...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900470/mutational-frequency-of-kras-nras-idh2-pik3ca-and-egfr-in-north-indian-gallbladder-cancer-patients
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Aarti Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Niraj Kumari, Narendra Krishnani, Neeraj Rastogi
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) has a peculiar geographical distinction, with a high prevalence seen in North India and Chile. There are various aetiopathogenetic mechanisms of GBC causation; one of them is a series of pathogenic mutations, which is responsible for the malignant transformation of gallbladder epithelium. Therefore, the present study aimed to find out cancer-specific hot spot mutations in five major cancer-related genes KRAS exon1 &2, NRAS exon1, IDH2 exon, PIK3CA exon 20, IDH2 exon 4 and EGFR exon 20 in North Indian GBC patients and their association with clinicopathological variables...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889481/a-review-of-the-biologic-and-clinical-significance-of-genetic-mutations-in-angioimmunoblastic-t-cell-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Kota Fukumoto, Tran B Nguyen, Shigeru Chiba, Mamiko Sakata-Yanagimoto
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is an age-related malignant lymphoma, characterized by immune system-dysregulated symptoms. Recent sequencing studies have clarified the recurrent mutations in ras homology family member A (RHOA) and in genes encoding epigenetic regulators, tet methyl cytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2), DNA methyl transferase 3 alpha (DNMT3A), and isocitrate dehydrogenase 2, mitochondrial (IDH2), as well as those related to the T-cell receptor signaling pathway in AITL. In this review, we will focus on how this genetic information has changed the understanding of the developmental process of AITL and will in future lead to individualized therapies for AITL patients...
September 10, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882949/phe354leu-polymorphism-of-lkb1-is-a-potential-prognostic-factor-for-cytogenetically-normal-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Ming-Yu Yang, Hui-Hua Hsiao, Yi-Chang Liu, Cheng-Ming Hsu, Sheng-Fung Lin, Pai-Mei Lin
BACKGROUND/AIM: Liver kinase B1 (LKB1) is a major activator of the AMP-dependent kinase/mammalian target of rapamycin pathway. The prevalence and the specificity of LKB1 gene mutation in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have not been well established. This study aimed to examine mutation of LKB1 in AML and its clinical and pathological implications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-five patients newly diagnosed with cytogenetically normal AML were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction followed by direct sequencing...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880421/diffuse-midline-gliomas-with-histone-h3-k27m-mutation-a-rare-case-with-pnet-like-appearance-and-neuropil-like-islands
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Yue Gao, Yang-Yang Feng, Juan-Han Yu, Qing-Chang Li, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang
Diffuse midline glioma with histone H3-K27M mutation is a new tumor entity defined by the 2016 WHO Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System. A 51-year-old Chinese woman presented with neck pain for a month. Subsequent MRI revealed an intramedullary neoplasm extending from C5 to C7. Histologically, the cellular area of the tumor was composed of primitive, poorly differentiated, small cells with scant cytoplasm, nuclear molding, and brisk mitotic activity, exhibiting PNET-like appearance, while in the hypocellular area, oligodendroglioma-like cells were observed...
September 6, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879540/enasidenib-first-global-approval
#6
Esther S Kim
Enasidenib (Idhifa(®)) is an oral isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 (IDH2) inhibitor developed by Celgene Corporation under a global, exclusive license from Agios Pharmaceuticals. Enasidenib has been approved in the USA for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and an IDH2 mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test. It is at various stages of development in other countries for AML, myelodysplastic syndromes and solid tumours. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of enasidenib leading to this first global approval in the USA for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory IDH2-mutated AML...
September 6, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875545/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-prognostic-interaction-between-mutations-and-ipss-r
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Ayalew Tefferi, Terra L Lasho, Mrinal M Patnaik, Lyla Saeed, Mythri Mudireddy, Dame Idossa, Christy Finke, Rhett P Ketterling, Animesh Pardanani, Naseema Gangat
A 27-gene panel was used for next-generation sequencing (NGS) in 179 patients (median age 73 years) with primary myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS); risk distribution according to the revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) was 11% very high, 18% high, 17% intermediate, 38% low and 16% very low. At least one mutation/variant was detected in 147 (82%) patients; 23% harbored three or more mutations/variants. The most frequent mutations/variants included ASXL1 (30%), TET2 (25%), SF3B1 (20%), U2AF1 (16%), SRSF2 (16%), TP53 (13%), RUNX1 (11%) and DNMT3A (10%)...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873367/idh1-mutation-is-an-independent-inferior-prognostic-indicator-for-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#8
Na Wang, Fei Wang, Ningning Shan, Xiaohui Sui, Hongzhi Xu
BACKGROUND: Genomic sequencing technologies have identified isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations in haematological malignancies. The prognostic implications of somatic IDH mutation (mIDH) in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) remain controversial. METHODS: Mutations in IDH1 and IDH2 were detected using genomic sequencing technologies in 97 patients with MDS. RESULTS: Seven (7.2%) mutations were identified: 3 in IDH1 (all R132C) and 4 in IDH2 (3 R140Q and 1 R140L)...
September 6, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860121/nad-synthesis-pathway-interference-is-a-viable-therapeutic-strategy-for-chondrosarcoma
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Elisabeth Fp Peterse, Brendy van den Akker, Bertine Niessen, Jan Oosting, Johnny Suijker, Yvonne de Jong, Erik H Danen, Anne-Marie Cleton-Jansen, Judith V M G Bovee
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) and nicotinic acid phosphoribosyltransferase (NAPRT) are rate-limiting enzymes in the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) synthesis pathway. Chondrosarcoma is a malignant cartilage forming bone tumor, in which mutations altering isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 and -2 (IDH1 and IDH2) activity have been identified as potential driver mutations. Vulnerability for NAD+ depletion has been reported for IDH1/2 mutant cells. Here, the potency of NAMPT inhibitors as a treatment of chondrosarcoma was explored...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852116/studies-on-the-regulatory-mechanism-of-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-2-using-acetylation-mimics
#10
Yuqun Xu, Lingwen Liu, Akira Nakamura, Shinichi Someya, Takuya Miyakawa, Masaru Tanokura
Mitochondrial isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) converts NADP(+) to NADPH and promotes regeneration of reduced glutathione (GSH) by supplying NADPH to glutathione reductase or thioredoxin reductase. We have previously shown that under calorie restriction, mitochondrial deacetylase Sirt3 deacetylates and activates IDH2, thereby regulating the mitochondrial glutathione antioxidant defense system in mice. To investigate the regulatory mechanism of mIDH2 (mouse mitochondrial IDH2), we used lysine-to-glutamine (KQ) mutants to mimic acetylated lysines and screened 15 KQ mutants...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851427/the-frequency-and-prognostic-effect-of-tert-promoter-mutation-in-diffuse-gliomas
#11
Yujin Lee, Jaemoon Koh, Seong-Ik Kim, Jae Kyung Won, Chul-Kee Park, Seung Hong Choi, Sung-Hye Park
Mutations in the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene promoter (TERTp) are common in glioblastomas (GBMs) and oligodendrogliomas (ODGs), and therefore, have a key role in tumorigenesis and may be of prognostic value. However, the extent of their prognostic importance in various gliomas is controversial. We studied 168 patients separated into five groups: Group 1: 65 patients with ODG carrying an IDH1 or IDH2 mutation (IDH-mutant) and 1p/19q-codeletion, Group 2: 23 patients with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA), IDH-mutant, Group 3: 13 patients with GBM, IDH-mutant, Group 4: 15 patients with AA, IDH-wildtype (WT), and Group 5: 52 patients with GBM, IDH-WT...
August 29, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845532/mutational-analysis-using-sanger-and-next-generation-sequencing-in-sporadic-spindle-cell-hemangiomas-a-study-of-19-cases
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Roel W Ten Broek, Elise M Bekers, Wendy W J de Leng, Eric Strengman, Bastiaan Bj Tops, Heinz Kutzner, Jan Willem Leeuwis, Joost M van Gorp, David H Creytens, Thomas Mentzel, Paul J van Diest, Astrid Eijkelenboom, Uta Flucke
Spindle cell hemangioma (SCH) is a distinct vascular soft tissue lesion characterized by cavernous blood vessels and a spindle cell component mainly occurring in the distal extremities of young adults. The majority of cases harbor heterozygous mutations in IDH1/2 sporadically or rarely in association with Maffucci syndrome. However, based on mosaicism and accordingly a low percentage of lesional cells harboring a mutant allele, detection can be challenging. We tested 19 sporadic SCHs by Sanger sequencing, Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA), conventional Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and NGS using a Single Molecule Molecular Inversion Probes (smMIP) based library preparation in order to compare their diagnostic value...
August 28, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844082/molecular-data-and-the-ipss-r-how-mutational-burden-can-affect-prognostication-in-mds
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REVIEW
Aziz Nazha, Rafael Bejar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to review established prognostic models in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and describe how molecular data can be used to improve patient risk stratification. RECENT FINDINGS: Somatic mutations are common in MDS and are associated with disease features including outcomes. Several recurrently mutated genes have prognostic significance independent of risk stratification tools used in practice. However, this prognostic impact can depend on the clinicogenetic context in which mutations occur...
August 26, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818953/new-horizons-for-precision-medicine-in-biliary-tract-cancers
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REVIEW
Juan W Valle, Angela Lamarca, Lipika Goyal, Jorge Barriuso, Andrew X Zhu
Biliary tract cancers (BTC), including cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer, are poor-prognosis and low-incidence cancers, although the incidence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is rising. A minority of patients present with resectable disease but relapse rates are high; benefit from adjuvant capecitabine chemotherapy has been demonstrated. Cisplatin/gemcitabine combination chemotherapy has emerged as the reference first-line treatment regimen; there is no standard second-line therapy. Selected patients may be suitable for liver-directed therapy (e...
September 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818952/enasidenib-approved-for-aml-but-best-uses-unclear
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The FDA approved the targeted therapy enasidenib for patients with refractory or relapsed acute myeloid leukemia with mutant IDH2 The drug produces remissions in some patients and may reduce the need for blood transfusions, although researchers acknowledge that the FDA's approval came with less supporting evidence than usual.
August 17, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806730/a-systems-approach-reveals-distinct-metabolic-strategies-among-the-nci-60-cancer-cell-lines
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Maike K Aurich, Ronan M T Fleming, Ines Thiele
The metabolic phenotype of cancer cells is reflected by the metabolites they consume and by the byproducts they release. Here, we use quantitative, extracellular metabolomic data of the NCI-60 panel and a novel computational method to generate 120 condition-specific cancer cell line metabolic models. These condition-specific cancer models used distinct metabolic strategies to generate energy and cofactors. The analysis of the models' capability to deal with environmental perturbations revealed three oxotypes, differing in the range of allowable oxygen uptake rates...
August 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798056/hitting-the-target-in-idh2-mutant-aml
#17
Bas J Wouters
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797501/integrating-morphology-and-genetics-in-the-diagnosis-of-cartilage-tumors
#18
REVIEW
Carlos E de Andrea, Mikel San-Julian, Judith V M G Bovée
Cartilage-forming tumors of bone are a heterogeneous group of tumors with different molecular mechanisms involved. Enchondromas are benign hyaline cartilage-forming tumors of medullary bone caused by mutations in IDH1 or IDH2. Osteochondromas are benign cartilage-capped bony projections at the surface of bone. IDH mutations are also found in dedifferentiated and periosteal chondrosarcoma. A recurrent HEY1-NCOA2 fusion characterizes mesenchymal chondrosarcoma. Molecular changes are increasingly used to improve diagnostic accuracy in chondrosarcomas...
September 2017: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795231/radiation-induced-gliomas-a-report-of-four-cases-and-analysis-of-molecular-biomarkers
#19
Tsunehito Nakao, Yasuo Sasagawa, Sumihito Nobusawa, Yasushi Takabatake, Hemragul Sabit, Masashi Kinoshita, Katsuyoshi Miyashita, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Hideaki Yokoo, Mitsutoshi Nakada
Radiation-induced glioma (RIG) is a rare secondary glioma. The tumors morphologically resemble their sporadically arising counterparts. Recently, the WHO classification of tumors of the central nervous system was revised to incorporate molecular biomarkers together with classic histological features. The status of molecular biomarkers in RIG, however, remains unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate if commonly accepted glioma-specific biomarkers are relevant in RIGs. Among 269 gliomas diagnosed as WHO grade 2, 3 and 4 in our institution, four were diagnosed as RIGs...
August 9, 2017: Brain Tumor Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782849/diffuse-glioma-rare-homozygous-idh-point-mutation-is-it-an-oncogenetic-mechanism
#20
Angad Singh, Mamta Gurav, Sandeep Dhanavade, Omshree Shetty, Sridhar Epari
Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH1/IDH2) mutations in gliomas of WHO grade II/III and secondary glioblastoma are almost always heterozygous missense mutations. Here, we report an extremely rare case of homozygous IDH1R132H mutation in a recurrent WHO grade III anaplastic astrocytoma. The authors here also review the relevant literature for the possible metabolic impact of homozygous IDH1/2 mutations in the gliomagenesis.
August 7, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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