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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548923/tubb3-overexpression-has-a-negligible-effect-on-the-sensitivity-to-taxol-in-cultured-cell-lines
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Mihoko A Tame, Anna G Manjón, Daria Belokhvostova, Jonne A Raaijmakers, René H Medema
Microtubules are cellular targets for a variety of anticancer therapies because of their critical function in mitosis. Taxol belongs to a class of microtubule targeting agents that suppresses microtubule dynamics and interferes with the functioning of the mitotic spindle, thereby effectively blocking cell cycle progression of rapidly proliferating tumor cells. Despite its antitumor activity, drug resistance remains a common obstacle in improving its overall clinical efficacy. Previous studies have shown that the expression of a specific β-tubulin isotype, βIII-tubulin/TUBB3, is dysregulated in drug-refractory tumors...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546720/dermatofibrosarcoma-protruberans-of-the-breast-skin-simulating-mammary-carcinoma
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Prakriti Shukla, Hanni Vasudev Gulwani
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare soft tissue sarcoma that arises from the dermis and invades deeper tissues. Usually, it behaves as an intermediate grade malignancy but in rare instances, it can metastasize. Frequent occurrences have been observed in trunk and extremities but involvement of the breast has rarely been reported. Therefore, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) breast often masquerades primary breast malignancy on clinical and radiological grounds. Histomorphology and immunohistochemistry are helpful in making a definitive diagnosis...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546131/lipoblasts-in-spindle-cell-and-pleomorphic-lipomas-a-close-scrutiny
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Michael Michal, Dmitry V Kazakov, Ladislav Hadravsky, Kvetoslava Michalova, Petr Grossmann, Petr Steiner, Tomas Vanecek, Valentina Renda, Saul Suster, Michal Michal
The presence and frequency of lipoblasts (LPB) in spindle cell lipomas (SCL) and pleomorphic lipomas (PL) has never been studied in detail on histologically, immunohistochemically and molecular genetically validated set of tumors. The authors investigated this feature by reviewing 91 cases of SCL and 38 PL. When more than three unequivocal LPB were found, the case was regarded as positive for the presence of LPB. All positive cases were then stained with CD34 and Retinoblastoma (Rb) protein antibodies and tested by FISH for MDM2 and CDK4 amplifications and the FUS gene rearrangements...
May 22, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544703/high-ubiquitin-specific-protease-44-expression-induces-dna-aneuploidy-and-provides-independent-prognostic-information-in-gastric-cancer
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Sho Nishimura, Eiji Oki, Koji Ando, Makoto Iimori, Yu Nakaji, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
Chromosomal instability (CIN), characterized by aneuploidy, is a major molecular subtype of gastric cancer. The deubiquitinase USP44 is an important regulator of APC activation in the spindle checkpoint and leads to proper chromosome separation to prevent aneuploidy. Aberrant expression of USP44 leads CIN in cells; however, the correlation between USP44 and DNA aneuploidy in gastric cancer is largely unknown. We analyzed USP44 expression in 207 patients with gastric cancer by immunohistochemistry and found that the proportion of USP44 expression was higher in gastric cancer tumors (mean, 39...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544573/spindle-cell-subtype-of-pulmonary-clear-cell-tumor-with-prominent-calcification-and-malignant-potential
#5
Yinghua Song, Fangfang Chen, Caiqing Zhang, Xiaoyan Lin
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor of the lung, also known as clear cell "sugar" tumor, is a rare benign tumor arising from perivascular epithelioid cells. Herein, we present a case of spindle cell subtype of pulmonary perivascular epithelioid cell tumor with prominent calcification and malignant potential in a 49-year-old woman. Histologically, the striking feature of this lesion was attributed to the presence of spindle cells arranged in a diffuse pattern, which is a pitfall for diagnosis. However, some of the lesion contained polygonal tumor cells with clear abundant cytoplasm surrounded by thin-walled vascular spaces...
May 25, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543636/loss-of-retinoblastoma-in-pleomorphic-fibroma-an-immunohistochemical-and-genomic-analysis
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Brian Hinds, Alfredo Agulló, Philip E LeBoit, Timothy H McCalmont, Jeffrey P North
BACKGROUND: Pleomorphic fibroma is a curious neoplasm that exhibits striking cytologic atypia, yet behaves in benign fashion. The cytologic features including single cells with pleomorphic nuclei and scattered giant cells resemble the neoplastic cells of pleomorphic lipoma, a tumor with known retinoblastoma (Rb) loss. METHODS: We assessed the demographic and histopathologic features of a cohort of 26 pleomorphic fibromas, including assessment with immunostaining for Rb, p16, and Ki-67...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542137/dt-13-synergistically-enhanced-vinorelbine-mediated-mitotic-arrest-through-inhibition-of-foxm1-bicd2-axis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#7
Hongyang Li, Li Sun, Hang Li, Xiaodan Lv, Herve Semukunzi, Ruiming Li, Jun Yu, Shengtao Yuan, Sensen Lin
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most commonly diagnosed malignant disease with the leading cause of cancer-related death. Combination treatment remains the major strategy in the clinical therapy of NSCLC. Vinorelbine (NVB), a semi-synthetic vinca alkaloid, is used for advanced and metastatic NSCLC by destabilizing microtubule formation to induce mitotic arrest and cell death. However, the side effect of NVB heavily affected its effectiveness in clinical therapy. Hence, it is of great significance to develop new agents to synergize with NVB and decrease the adverse effect...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540637/importance-of-human-peritoneal-mesothelial-cells-in-the-progression-fibrosis-and-control-of-gastric-cancer-inhibition-of-growth-and-fibrosis-by-tranilast
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Hiroto Saito, Sachio Fushida, Shinichi Harada, Tomoharu Miyashita, Katsunobu Oyama, Takahisa Yamaguchi, Tomoya Tsukada, Jun Kinoshita, Hidehiro Tajima, Itasu Ninomiya, Tetsuo Ohta
BACKGROUND: Scirrhous gastric cancer is an intractable disease with a high incidence of peritoneal dissemination and obstructive symptoms (e.g., ileus, jaundice, and hydronephrosis) arising from accompanying marked fibrosis. Microenvironmental interactions between cancer cells and cancer-associated fibroblasts are the suggested cause of the disease. We elucidated the mechanisms of tumor growth and fibrosis using human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs) and investigated the effects of tranilast treatment on cells and a xenograft mouse model of fibrosis...
May 24, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539402/spindle-assembly-checkpoint-signaling-and-sister-chromatid-cohesion-are-disrupted-by-hpv-e6-mediated-transformation
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Hazheen K Shirnekhi, Erin P Kelley, Jennifer G DeLuca, Jacob A Herman
Aneuploidy, a condition that results from unequal partitioning of chromosomes during mitosis, is a hallmark of many cancers, including those caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs). E6 and E7 are the primary transforming proteins in HPV that drive tumor progression. In this study, we stably expressed E6 and E7 in non-cancerous RPE1 cells and analyzed the specific mitotic defects that contribute to aneuploidy in each cell line. We find that E6-expression results in multiple chromosomes associated with one or both spindle poles, causing a significant mitotic delay...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533836/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-thyroid-gland-the-youngest-case
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Mouna Ayadi, Azza Gabsi, Khdija Meddeb, Amina Mokrani, Yosra Yahiaoui, Feryel Letaief, Nesrine Chraiet, Henda Rais, Amel Mezlini
Primary leiomyosarcomas of the thyroid gland are extremely rare. We report a case of a 32 year-old women with a multinodular goiter. She underwent total thyroidectomy. The tumor histology showed spindle-shaped cells that expressed desmine, caldesmone and smooth muscle actine but were negative cytokeratins.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529749/chondroblastic-osteosarcoma-arising-in-the-maxilla-mimicking-the-radiographic-and-histological-characteristics-of-cemento-osseous-lesions-a-case-report
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Bin-Bin Li, Jian-Yun Zhang, Yan Gao
Osteosarcomas of the jaw are comparatively rare and represent only 2-10% of all osteosarcomas. We herein present a rare case of an osteosarcoma exhibiting the radiographic and histological characteristics of cemento-osseous lesions in the alveolar ridge of the maxilla. A 53-year-old male patient presented with the complaint of gradual swelling of the left maxilla over 4 years. Radiography revealed an ill-defined radioopaque mass, intimately associated with the apices of the involved teeth, without a periosteal reaction...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529274/pleomorphic-adenoma-of-the-labial-gland-characterized-by-reticular-pattern-of-myoepithelial-cells-in-a-dog
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Mizuki Kuramochi, Takeshi Izawa, Shin Nishimura, Terumasa Shimada, Mitsuru Kuwamura, Jyoji Yamate
An 11-year-old female golden retriever dog had a mass at the right corner of the upper lip, which gradually increased in size and protruded into the oral cavity. The mass was removed surgically. The cut surface of the mass was smooth, whitish and solid, and covered by the oral mucosal membrane. Histopathologically, the mass consisted mainly of reticular pattern of short spindle cells that stained positively for cytokeratin AE1/AE3, α-smooth muscle actin and p63, suggestive of a myoepithelial cell phenotype...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529029/metaplastic-carcinoma-of-the-breast-is-more-aggressive-than-triple-negative-breast-cancer-a%C3%A2-study-from-a-single-institution-and-review-of%C3%A2-literature
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Dima El Zein, Melissa Hughes, Shicha Kumar, Xuan Peng, Tolutope Oyasiji, Hossam Jabbour, Thaer Khoury
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe our experience with metaplastic breast carcinoma (MBC), evaluate its clinical outcome compared with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), and provide a through and comprehensive review of the literature to date. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed MBC cases (n = 46) from our institution. The following variables were recorded: tumor histologic subtype, Nottingham grade, tumor size, lymph node status, Tumor, Node, Metastases stage, biomarkers profile, patient's age and race, therapy modality (chemotherapy and radiation), and survival (disease-free survival [DFS] and overall survival [OS])...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523328/duodenal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-as-pancreatic-head-mass-a-case-report
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DănuŢ Vasile, George Iancu, Raluca Claudia Iancu, George Simion, Radu Constantin Ciuluvică
Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are uncommon. Tumors arising from the first and the second part of the duodenum (DI and DII, respectively) can be wrongly diagnosed as pancreatic mass. We present a case of a 59-year-old woman who came with abdominal pain and severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding (hemoglobin 3.5 g÷dL). A solid, heterogeneously enhancing neoplasm in the head of the pancreas was revealed preoperatively by an abdominal computed tomography scan. A diagnosis of GIST was suggested...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522589/identification-of-cancer-targeted-tropomyosin-inhibitors-and-their-synergy-with-microtubule-drugs
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Mark A Currier, Justine R Stehn, Ashleigh Swain, Duo Chen, Jeff Hook, Eleanor Eiffe, Andrew Heaton, David Brown, Brooke Nartker, David W Eaves, Nina Kloss, Herbert Treutlein, Jun Zeng, Irina B Alieva, Vera B Dugina, Edna C Hardeman, Peter W Gunning, Timothy P Cripe
Actin filaments, with their associated tropomyosin polymers, and microtubules are dynamic cytoskeletal systems regulating numerous cell functions. While anti-microtubule drugs are well-established, anti-actin drugs have been more elusive. We previously targeted actin in cancer cells by inhibiting the function of a tropomyosin isoform enriched in cancer cells, Tpm3.1, using a first-in-class compound, TR100. Here, we screened over 200 other anti-tropomyosin analogues for anti-cancer and on-target activity using a series of in vitro cell-based and biochemical assays...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515997/primary-myxoid-melanoma-with-dermoscopic-findings
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Tugba K Uzuncakmak, Ilkin Zindanci, Ebru I Zemheri, Ayse S Karadag, Burce C Kuru, Necmettin Akdeniz
Myxoid melanoma is a rare variant of melanoma, which is characterized by atypical spindle cells and dense mucin deposition in dermis. This tumor is usually seen in elderly people with a similar progress in other variants of melanoma. A 28-year-old male presented to our outpatient clinic with a 6-month history of a slowly growing asymptomatic pink lesion on his arm. Dermoscopic examination revealed pink-white cristalline structures and blue-grayish ovoid globules. The lesion was totally excised with initial diagnosis of basosquamous carcinoma, amelanotic melanoma and basal cell carcinoma...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510282/cytologic-features-of-a-feline-inductive-odontogenic-tumor
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Ronaldo V Leite-Filho, Nelson J Tagliari, Fabrizio Grandi, Cláudio J M Laisse, Daniel G Gerardi, Saulo P Pavarini
The feline inductive odontogenic tumor (FIOT) is a rare entity among oral tumors in cats, the cytologic features of which are not well characterized but may prove useful. A fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed on the right mandible between the canine (804) and second premolar (806) of an 8-month-old female mongrel cat. Cytologic smears showed epithelial cells and occasional spindle cells with extracellular homogenous acidophilic material in a hematic background. The initial diagnosis of benign tumor was confirmed by histopathologic examination of the biopsy specimen...
May 16, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510278/tfg-met-fusion-in-an-infantile-spindle-cell-sarcoma-with-neural-features
#18
Uta Flucke, Max M van Noesel, Marc Wijnen, Lei Zhang, Chun-Liang Chen, Yun-Shao Sung, Cristina R Antonescu
An increasing number of congenital and infantile sarcomas displaying a primitive, monomorphic spindle cell phenotype have been characterized to harbor recurrent gene fusions, including infantile fibrosarcoma and congenital spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma. Here we report an unusual spindle cell sarcoma presenting as a large and infiltrative pelvic soft tissue mass in a 4-month-old girl, which revealed a novel TFG-MET gene fusion by whole transcriptome RNA sequencing. The tumor resembled the morphology of an infantile fibrosarcoma with both fascicular and patternless growth, however, it expressed strong S100 protein immunoreactivity, while lacking SOX10 staining and retaining H3K27me3 expression...
May 16, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508997/fibromyxoma-of-the-jaw-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Thabet Alhousami, Amarpreet Sabharwal, Shivane Gupta, Alfredo Aguirre, Etern Park, Jill M Kramer
We report a case of fibromyxoma of the mandible, a rare benign odontogenic tumor. Our patient presented in the first trimester of pregnancy with a large mass in the right body of the mandible exhibiting displacement of teeth and destruction of an extensive area of the mandibular bone. The mass was biopsied and diagnosed as a fibromyxoma. The large size of the tumor dictated a wide mandibular resection. We will review the clinical, radiographic, and histologic features of fibromyxoma and discuss its differential diagnoses...
May 16, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505957/spindle-cell-type-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-arising-in-benign-schwannoma-with-multiple-intraosseous-spinal-metastasis-a-case-report
#20
Jae Yoon Chung, Sung Sun Kim, Sung Kyu Kim
BACKGROUND: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) arising in benign schwannoma with multiple intraosseous spinal metastasis is extremely rare, having a highly aggressive progression and poor prognosis. In such cases, the malignant cells of MPNST usually have an epithelioid morphology. Here, the authors present a very rare case of spindle cell type MPNST arising in benign schwannoma. CASE: A 47-year-old woman had a history of wide marginal excision of right buttock spindle cell sarcoma previously...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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