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Ishfaq Ahmad Ganaie, Samar Husain Naqvi, Swatantra Kumar Jain, Saima Wajid
Breast cancer is a major global health concern, appealing for precise prognostic approaches. Thus, the need is to have studies focusing on the identification and recognition of preliminary events leading to the disease. The present study reports the tracing of precancerous progression and serum proteomic analysis in a breast cancer model developed as a result of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) administration. Mammary gland histological changes of prime importance were examined by histopathology, and immunohistochemical analysis with Ki-67 was performed to monitor enhanced cell proliferation, right from the onset of hyperplasia till neoplasia...
October 20, 2016: Protoplasma
Wei Jiang, Essel Dulaimi, Karthik Devarajan, Theodore Parsons, Qiong Wang, Lili Liao, Eun-Ah Cho, Raymond O'Neill, Charalambos Solomides, Stephen C Peiper, Joseph R Testa, Robert Uzzo, Haifeng Yang
Recent studies have shown that intratumoral heterogeneity (ITH) is prevalent in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), based on DNA sequencing and chromosome aberration analysis of multiple regions from the same tumor. VHL mutations were found to be universal throughout individual tumors when it occurred (ubiquitous), while the mutations in other tumor suppressor genes tended to be detected only in parts of the tumors (subclonal). ITH has been studied mostly by DNA sequencing in limited numbers of samples, either by whole genome sequencing or by targeted sequencing...
2016: PloS One
James J Hsieh, David Chen, Patricia I Wang, Mahtab Marker, Almedina Redzematovic, Ying-Bei Chen, S Duygu Selcuklu, Nils Weinhold, Nancy Bouvier, Kety H Huberman, Umesh Bhanot, Michael S Chevinsky, Parul Patel, Patrizia Pinciroli, Helen H Won, Daoqi You, Agnes Viale, William Lee, A Ari Hakimi, Michael F Berger, Nicholas D Socci, Emily H Cheng, Jennifer Knox, Martin H Voss, Maurizio Voi, Robert J Motzer
BACKGROUND: Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients are commonly treated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors or mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors. Correlations between somatic mutations and first-line targeted therapy outcomes have not been reported on a randomized trial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between tumor mutations and treatment outcomes in RECORD-3, a randomized trial comparing first-line everolimus (mTOR inhibitor) followed by sunitinib (VEGF inhibitor) at progression with the opposite sequence in 471 metastatic RCC patients...
October 14, 2016: European Urology
Ying-Bei Chen, Jianing Xu, Anders Jacobsen Skanderup, Yiyu Dong, A Rose Brannon, Lu Wang, Helen H Won, Patricia I Wang, Gouri J Nanjangud, Achim A Jungbluth, Wei Li, Virginia Ojeda, A Ari Hakimi, Martin H Voss, Nikolaus Schultz, Robert J Motzer, Paul Russo, Emily H Cheng, Filippo G Giancotti, William Lee, Michael F Berger, Satish K Tickoo, Victor E Reuter, James J Hsieh
Renal cell carcinomas with unclassified histology (uRCC) constitute a significant portion of aggressive non-clear cell renal cell carcinomas that have no standard therapy. The oncogenic drivers in these tumours are unknown. Here we perform a molecular analysis of 62 high-grade primary uRCC, incorporating targeted cancer gene sequencing, RNA sequencing, single-nucleotide polymorphism array, fluorescence in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry and cell-based assays. We identify recurrent somatic mutations in 29 genes, including NF2 (18%), SETD2 (18%), BAP1 (13%), KMT2C (10%) and MTOR (8%)...
October 7, 2016: Nature Communications
H Kadara, M Choi, J Zhang, E P Cuentas, J R Canales, S G Gaffney, Z Zhao, C Behrens, J Fujimoto, C Chow, Y Yoo, N Kalhor, C Moran, D Rimm, S Swisher, D L Gibbons, J Heymach, E Kaftan, J P Townsend, T J Lynch, J Schlessinger, J Lee, R P Lifton, I I Wistuba, R S Herbst
BACKGROUND: Lung adenocarcinomas (LUADs) lead to the majority of deaths attributable to lung cancer. We performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) and immune profiling analyses of a unique set of clinically annotated early-stage LUADs to better understand the pathogenesis of this disease and identify clinically relevant molecular markers. METHODS: We performed WES of 108 paired stage I-III LUADs and normal lung tissues using the Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform. Ten immune markers (PD-L1, PD-1, CD3, CD4, CD8, CD45ro, CD57, CD68, FOXP3 and Granzyme B) were profiled by imaging-based immunohistochemistry in a subset of LUADs (n=92)...
September 29, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Emiliano Calvo, Manuela Schmidinger, Daniel Y C Heng, Viktor Grünwald, Bernard Escudier
Survival of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) has improved since the advent of targeted therapy. Approved agents include the multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) sunitinib, sorafenib, axitinib, pazopanib, cabozantinib, and lenvatinib (approved in combination with everolimus), the anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody bevacizumab, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors everolimus and temsirolimus, and the programmed death-1 (PD-1) targeted immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab...
September 10, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Kun Zhu, Pin-Ji Lei, Lin-Gao Ju, Xiang Wang, Kai Huang, Bo Yang, Changwei Shao, Yuan Zhu, Gang Wei, Xiang-Dong Fu, Lianyun Li, Min Wu
Trimethylation of histone H3K36 is a chromatin mark associated with active gene expression, which has been implicated in coupling transcription with mRNA splicing and DNA damage response. SETD2 is a major H3K36 trimethyltransferase, which has been implicated as a tumor suppressor in mammals. Here, we report the regulation of SETD2 protein stability by the proteasome system, and the identification of SPOP, a key subunit of the CUL3 ubiquitin E3 ligase complex, as a SETD2-interacting protein. We demonstrate that SPOP is critically involved in SETD2 stability control and that the SPOP/CUL3 complex is responsible for SETD2 polyubiquitination both in vivo and in vitro ChIP-Seq analysis and biochemical experiments demonstrate that modulation of SPOP expression confers differential H3K36me3 on SETD2 target genes, and induce H3K36me3-coupled alternative splicing events...
September 9, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
Annalisa Roberti, Maria Pamela Dobay, Bettina Bisig, David Vallois, Cloé Boéchat, Evripidis Lanitis, Brigitte Bouchindhomme, Marie-Cécile Parrens, Céline Bossard, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Edoardo Missiaglia, Philippe Gaulard, Laurence de Leval
Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL), a rare and aggressive intestinal malignancy of intraepithelial T lymphocytes, comprises two disease variants (EATL-I and EATL-II) differing in clinical characteristics and pathological features. Here we report findings derived from whole-exome sequencing of 15 EATL-II tumour-normal tissue pairs. The tumour suppressor gene SETD2 encoding a non-redundant H3K36-specific trimethyltransferase is altered in 14/15 cases (93%), mainly by loss-of-function mutations and/or loss of the corresponding locus (3p21...
2016: Nature Communications
In Young Park, Pratim Chowdhury, Durga Nand Tripathi, Reid T Powell, Ruhee Dere, Esteban A Terzo, W Kimryn Rathmell, Cheryl Lyn Walker
Posttranslational modifications (PTMs) on microtubules differentiate these cytoskeletal elements for a variety of cellular functions. We recently identified SETD2 as a dual-function histone and microtubule methyltransferase, and methylation as a new microtubule PTM that occurs on lysine 40 of α-tubulin, which is trimethylated (α-TubK40me3) by SETD2. In the course of these studies, we generated polyclonal (α-TubK40me3 pAb) and monoclonal (α-TubK40me3 mAb) antibodies to a methylated α-tubulin peptide (GQMPSD-Kme3-TIGGGDC)...
September 3, 2016: MAbs
Dominic Tisi, Elisabetta Chiarparin, Emiliano Tamanini, Puja Pathuri, Joseph E Coyle, Adam Hold, Finn P Holding, Agnes C L Martin, Sharna J Rich, Valerio Berdini, Jeff Yon, Paul Acklam, Rosemary Burke, Ludovic Drouin, Jenny Elizabeth Harmer, Fiona Jeganathan, Rob L M van Montfort, Yvette Newbatt, Marcello Tortorici, Maura Westlake, Amy Wood, Swen Hoelder, Tom D Heightman
The NSD subfamily of lysine methyl transferases are compelling oncology targets due to the recent characterization of gain-of-function mutations and translocations in several haematological cancers. To date these proteins have proven intractable to small molecule inhibition. Here we present initial efforts to identify inhibitors of MMSET (aka NSD2 or WHSC1) using solution phase and crystal structural methods. Based on 2D NMR experiments comparing NSD1 and MMSET structural mobility, we designed an MMSET construct with five point mutations in the N-terminal helix of its SET domain for crystallisation experiments and elucidated the structure of the mutant MMSET SET domain at 2...
August 29, 2016: ACS Chemical Biology
Yuanyuan Wang, Xingyi Guo, Michael J Bray, Zhiyong Ding, Zhongming Zhao
BACKGROUND: Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer. Recent large-scale next-generation sequencing analyses reveal that PBRM1 is the second most frequently mutated gene harboring many truncated mutations and has a suspected tumor suppressor role in ccRCC. However, the biological consequences of PBRM1 somatic mutations (e.g., truncated mutations) that drive tumor progression in ccRCC remain unclear. METHODS: In this study, we proposed an integrative genomics approach to explore the functional consequences of PBRM1 truncated mutations in ccRCC by incorporating somatic mutations, mRNA expression, DNA methylation, and microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
August 22, 2016: BMC Genomics
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SETD2 methylates α-tubulin to mediate cytoskeletal remodeling and maintain genomic stability.
October 2016: Cancer Discovery
Amato J Giaccia
The set domain containing 2 (SETD2) histone methyltransferase, located at 3p2, specifically trimethylates lysine 36 of histone H3 (H3K36me3). H3K36me3 is an active mark involved in transcriptional elongation and RNA processing, and a key regulator of DNA repair. In fact, SETD2 is the only methyltransferase that "writes" the H3K36me3 mark. Recent results from Park et al have found a new role for SETD2 in the methylation of K40 of alpha-tubulin. Loss of SETD2 abolishes methylation of K40 of alpha-tubulin, and results in a dysfunctional mitotic spindle and abnormalities in cytokinesis...
August 15, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Kathryn E Hacker, Catherine C Fahey, Stephen A Shinsky, Yun-Chen J Chiang, Julia V DiFiore, Deepak Kumar Jha, Andy H Vo, Jordan A Shavit, Ian J Davis, Brian D Strahl, W Kimryn Rathmell
The yeast Set2 histone methyltransferase is a critical enzyme that plays a number of key roles in gene transcription and DNA repair. Recently, the human homologue, SETD2, was found to be recurrently mutated in a significant percentage of renal cell carcinomas, raising the possibility that the activity of SETD2 is tumor-suppressive. Using budding yeast and human cell line model systems, we examined the functional significance of two evolutionarily conserved residues in SETD2 that are recurrently mutated in human cancers...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
In Young Park, Reid T Powell, Durga Nand Tripathi, Ruhee Dere, Thai H Ho, T Lynne Blasius, Yun-Chen Chiang, Ian J Davis, Catherine C Fahey, Kathryn E Hacker, Kristen J Verhey, Mark T Bedford, Eric Jonasch, W Kimryn Rathmell, Cheryl Lyn Walker
Posttranslational modifications (PTMs) of tubulin specify microtubules for specialized cellular functions and comprise what is termed a "tubulin code." PTMs of histones comprise an analogous "histone code," although the "readers, writers, and erasers" of the cytoskeleton and epigenome have heretofore been distinct. We show that methylation is a PTM of dynamic microtubules and that the histone methyltransferase SET-domain-containing 2 (SETD2), which is responsible for H3 lysine 36 trimethylation (H3K36me3) of histones, also methylates α-tubulin at lysine 40, the same lysine that is marked by acetylation on microtubules...
August 11, 2016: Cell
Shuang Yang, Xiangdong Zheng, Chao Lu, Guo-Min Li, C David Allis, Haitao Li
High-frequency point mutations of genes encoding histones have been identified recently as novel drivers in a number of tumors. Specifically, the H3K36M/I mutations were shown to be oncogenic in chondroblastomas and undifferentiated sarcomas by inhibiting H3K36 methyltransferases, including SETD2. Here we report the crystal structures of the SETD2 catalytic domain bound to H3K36M or H3K36I peptides with SAH (S-adenosylhomocysteine). In the complex structure, the catalytic domain adopts an open conformation, with the K36M/I peptide snuggly positioned in a newly formed substrate channel...
July 15, 2016: Genes & Development
Riccardo Masetti, Ilaria Castelli, Annalisa Astolfi, Salvatore Nicola Bertuccio, Valentina Indio, Marco Togni, Tamara Belotti, Salvatore Serravalle, Giuseppe Tarantino, Marco Zecca, Martina Pigazzi, Giuseppe Basso, Andrea Pession, Franco Locatelli
Despite significant improvement in treatment of childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML), 30% of patients experience disease recurrence, which is still the major cause of treatment failure and death in these patients. To investigate molecular mechanisms underlying relapse, we performed whole-exome sequencing of diagnosis-relapse pairs and matched remission samples from 4 pediatric AML patients without recurrent cytogenetic alterations. Candidate driver mutations were selected for targeted deep sequencing at high coverage, suitable to detect small subclones (0...
July 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Jiang Xie, Hua Li, Hua Zhu, Li Huang, Hongxia Li, Xiling Zhang, Yongmei Zhou, Qiang Zhou, Wenming Xu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical manifestations and gene mutation of a 6 year old boy with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). METHODS: Peripheral blood of the boy and his parents were subjected to genetic testing. RESULTS: The patient was diagnosed with typical autism. Exome sequencing has identified mutations of four candidate genes, namely TUT1, DIAPH3, REELIN and SETD2, which were confirmed with Sanger sequencing. Analysis of family members confirmed that the missense mutations of DIAPH3 and SETD2 genes were of de novo origin...
August 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
Luca Lovrecic, Sara Bertok, Mojca Žerjav Tanšek
Interstitial 3p21.31 deletions have been very rarely reported. We describe a 7-year-old boy with global developmental delay, specific facial characteristics, hydronephrosis, and hypothyreosis with a de novo deletion of 3p21.31, encompassing 29 OMIM genes. Despite the wide use of microarrays, no similar case has been reported in the literature so far. Five overlapping cases are deposited in the DECIPHER database, 2 of which have significant overlapping chromosomal aberrations. They both share some phenotypic characteristics with our case, e...
May 2016: Molecular Syndromology
Sang-Yong Shin, Seung-Tae Lee, Hee-Jin Kim, Eun Hae Cho, Jong-Won Kim, Silvia Park, Chul Won Jung, Sun-Hee Kim
We selected 19 significantly-mutated genes in AMLs, including FLT3, DNMT3A, NPM1, TET2, RUNX1, CEBPA, WT1, IDH1, IDH2, NRAS, ASXL1, SETD2, PTPN11, TP53, KIT, JAK2, KRAS, BRAF and CBL, and performed massively parallel sequencing for 114 patients with acute myeloid leukemias, mainly including those with normal karyotypes (CN-AML). More than 80% of patients had at least one mutation in the genes tested. DNMT3A mutation was significantly associated with adverse outcome in addition to conventional risk stratification such as the European LeukemiaNet (ELN) classification...
June 23, 2016: Oncotarget
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