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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044203/neomorphosis-and-heterochrony-of-skull-shape-in-dog-domestication
#1
Madeleine Geiger, Allowen Evin, Marcelo R Sánchez-Villagra, Dominic Gascho, Cornelia Mainini, Christoph P E Zollikofer
The overall similarity of the skull shape of some dog breeds with that of juvenile wolves begs the question if and how ontogenetic changes such as paedomorphosis (evolutionary juvenilisation) played a role in domestication. Here we test for changes in patterns of development and growth during dog domestication. We present the first geometric morphometric study using ontogenetic series of dog and wolf crania, and samples of dogs with relatively ancestral morphology and from different time periods. We show that patterns of juvenile-to-adult morphological change are largely similar in wolves and domestic dogs, but differ in two ways...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025583/a-rare-case-of-pediatric-lipoma-with-t-9-12-p22-q14-and-evidence-of-hmga2-nfib-gene-fusion
#2
Melanie Lacaria, Dina El Demellawy, Jean McGowan-Jordan
Lipoma is a benign tumor, typically of adulthood, with characteristic cytogenetic findings, including rearrangement of 12q13-15; these rearrangements often lead to the fusion of the HMGA2 gene at this locus to the transcriptional regulatory domain of its fusion partner, resulting in neomorphic activity that presumably facilitates the neoplastic process. Herein, we report a rare case of pediatric lipoma with t(9;12)(p22;q14) and evidence of HMGA2-NFIB gene fusion in a 9 year-old boy. This case provides further evidence of the link between NFIB rearrangement and early-onset, deep-seated lipomatous tumors...
October 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931065/chlamydomonas-fap265-is-a-tubulin-polymerization-promoting-protein-essential-for-flagellar-reassembly-and-hatching-of-daughter-cells-from-the-sporangium
#3
Damayanti Tammana, Trinadh Venkata Satish Tammana
Tubulin polymerization promoting proteins (TPPPs) belong to a family of neomorphic moon lighting proteins, involved in various physiological and pathological conditions. In physiological conditions, TPPPs play an important role in microtubule dynamics regulating mitotic spindle assembly and in turn cell proliferation. In pathological situations, TPPPs interact with α-synuclein and β-amyloid and promote their aggregation leading to Parkinson's disease and multiple system atrophy. Orthologs of TPPP family proteins were identified in ciliary proteomes from various organisms including Chlamydomonas but their role in ciliogenesis was not known...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855157/h3-k27m-i-mutations-promote-context-dependent-transformation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-runx1-alterations
#4
Bernhard Lehnertz, Yu Wei Zhang, Isabel Boivin, Nadine Mayotte, Elisa Tomellini, Jalila Chagraoui, Vincent-Philippe Lavallée, Josée Hébert, Guy Sauvageau
Neomorphic missense mutations affecting crucial lysine residues in histone H3 genes significantly contribute to a variety of solid cancers. Despite the high prevalence of H3(K27M) mutations in pediatric glioblastoma and their well-established impact on global histone H3 lysine 27 di and trimethylation (H3K27me2/3), the relevance of these mutations has not been studied in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Here, we report the first identification of H3(K27M) and H3(K27I) mutations in AML patients. We find that these lesions are major determinants of reduced H3K27me2/3 in these patients and that they associate with common aberrations in the RUNX1 gene...
August 30, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844694/cancer-specific-retargeting-of-baf-complexes-by-a-prion-like-domain
#5
Gaylor Boulay, Gabriel J Sandoval, Nicolo Riggi, Sowmya Iyer, Rémi Buisson, Beverly Naigles, Mary E Awad, Shruthi Rengarajan, Angela Volorio, Matthew J McBride, Liliane C Broye, Lee Zou, Ivan Stamenkovic, Cigall Kadoch, Miguel N Rivera
Alterations in transcriptional regulators can orchestrate oncogenic gene expression programs in cancer. Here, we show that the BRG1/BRM-associated factor (BAF) chromatin remodeling complex, which is mutated in over 20% of human tumors, interacts with EWSR1, a member of a family of proteins with prion-like domains (PrLD) that are frequent partners in oncogenic fusions with transcription factors. In Ewing sarcoma, we find that the BAF complex is recruited by the EWS-FLI1 fusion protein to tumor-specific enhancers and contributes to target gene activation...
September 21, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835377/distinct-effects-of-tubulin-isotype-mutations-on-neurite-growth-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#6
Chaogu Zheng, Margarete Diaz-Cuadros, Ken C Q Nguyen, David H Hall, Martin Chalfie
Tubulins, the building block of microtubules (MTs), play a critical role in both supporting and regulating neurite growth. Eukaryotic genomes contain multiple tubulin isotypes, and their missense mutations cause a range of neurodevelopmental defects. Using the Caenorhabditis elegans touch receptor neurons, we analyzed the effects of 67 tubulin missense mutations on neurite growth. Three types of mutations emerged: 1) loss-of-function mutations, which cause mild defects in neurite growth; 2) antimorphic mutations, which map to the GTP binding site and intradimer and interdimer interfaces, significantly reduce MT stability, and cause severe neurite growth defects; and 3) neomorphic mutations, which map to the exterior surface, increase MT stability, and cause ectopic neurite growth...
October 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705010/isocitrate-dehydrogenase-mutation-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-gliomas
#7
Catherine H Han, Tracy T Batchelor
Isocitrate dehydrogenases (IDH) are important enzymes that catalyze the oxidative decarboxylation of isocitrate to α-ketoglutarate (α-KG), producing NADPH in the process. More than 80% of low-grade gliomas and secondary glioblastoma (GBM) harbor an IDH mutation. IDH mutations involve the catalytic pocket of the enzyme and lead to a neomorphic ability to produce 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG) while oxidizing NADPH to NADP+. 2HG is considered as an 'oncometabolite' which is thought to be responsible for many, if not all, biologic effects of IDH mutations...
June 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663574/vitamin-c-induced-epigenomic-remodelling-in-idh1-mutant-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
#8
M Mingay, A Chaturvedi, M Bilenky, Q Cao, L Jackson, T Hui, M Moksa, A Heravi-Moussavi, R K Humphries, M Heuser, M Hirst
The genomes of myeloid malignancies are characterized by epigenomic abnormalities. Heterozygous, inactivating ten-eleven translocation 2 (TET2) mutations and neomorphic isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations are recurrent and mutually exclusive in acute myeloid leukaemia genomes. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) has been shown to stimulate the catalytic activity of TET2 in vitro and thus we sought to explore its effect in a leukaemic model expressing IDH1(R132H). Vitamin C treatment induced an IDH1(R132H)-dependent reduction in cell proliferation and an increase in expression of genes involved in leukocyte differentiation...
June 2, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662348/abnormal-wnt5a-signaling-causes-mandibular-hypoplasia-in-robinow-syndrome
#9
S Hosseini-Farahabadi, S J Gignac, A Danescu, K Fu, J M Richman
The study of rare genetic diseases provides valuable insights into human gene function. Here, we investigate dominant Robinow syndrome (RS), which affects the WNT5A signaling pathway. Autosomal dominant RS is caused by missense mutations in WNT5A or nonsense mutations in the adaptor protein DVL1 or DVL3. The recessive form of the disease is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the receptor ROR2. RS is characterized by hypertelorism, midface, and mandibular hypoplasia. Here, we focus on the missense mutations in WNT5A, since the impact on function is difficult to predict from in silico analysis...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653623/replication-study-the-common-feature-of-leukemia-associated-idh1-and-idh2-mutations-is-a-neomorphic-enzyme-activity-converting-alpha-ketoglutarate-to-2-hydroxyglutarate
#10
Megan Reed Showalter, Jason Hatakeyama, Tomas Cajka, Kacey VanderVorst, Kermit L Carraway, Oliver Fiehn
In 2016, as part of the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology, we published a Registered Report (Fiehn et al., 2016), that described how we intended to replicate selected experiments from the paper "The common feature of leukemia-associated IDH1 and IDH2 mutations is a neomorphic enzyme activity converting alpha-ketoglutarate to 2-hydroxyglutarate" (Ward et al., 2010). Here, we report the results of those experiments. We found that cells expressing R172K mutant IDH2 did not display isocitrate-dependent NADPH production above vector control levels, in contrast to the increased production observed with wild-type IDH2...
June 27, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588020/enasidenib-in-mutant-idh2-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#11
Eytan M Stein, Courtney D DiNardo, Daniel A Pollyea, Amir T Fathi, Gail J Roboz, Jessica K Altman, Richard M Stone, Daniel J DeAngelo, Ross L Levine, Ian W Flinn, Hagop M Kantarjian, Robert Collins, Manish R Patel, Arthur E Frankel, Anthony Stein, Mikkael A Sekeres, Ronan T Swords, Bruno C Medeiros, Christophe Willekens, Paresh Vyas, Alessandra Tosolini, Qiang Xu, Robert D Knight, Katharine E Yen, Sam Agresta, Stephane de Botton, Martin S Tallman
Recurrent mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) occur in ∼12% of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Mutated IDH2 proteins neomorphically synthesize 2-hydroxyglutarate resulting in DNA and histone hypermethylation, which leads to blocked cellular differentiation. Enasidenib (AG-221/CC-90007) is a first-in-class, oral, selective inhibitor of mutant-IDH2 enzymes. This first-in-human phase 1/2 study assessed the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles, safety, and clinical activity of enasidenib in patients with mutant-IDH2 advanced myeloid malignancies...
August 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467784/in-silico-gene-expression-analysis-reveals-glycolysis-and-acetate-anaplerosis-in-idh1-wild-type-glioma-and-lactate-and-glutamate-anaplerosis-in-idh1-mutated-glioma
#12
Mohammed Khurshed, Remco J Molenaar, Krissie Lenting, William P Leenders, Cornelis J F van Noorden
Hotspot mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) initiate low-grade glioma and secondary glioblastoma and induce a neomorphic activity that converts α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) to the oncometabolite D-2-hydroxyglutarate (D-2-HG). It causes metabolic rewiring that is not fully understood. We investigated the effects of IDH1 mutations (IDH1MUT) on expression of genes that encode for metabolic enzymes by data mining The Cancer Genome Atlas. We analyzed 112 IDH1 wild-type (IDH1WT) versus 399 IDH1MUT low-grade glioma and 157 IDH1WT versus 9 IDH1MUT glioblastoma samples...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454120/phosphodiesterase-3a-a-new-player-in-development-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-a-prospective-target-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gist
#13
Pierre Vandenberghe, Perrine Hagué, Steven C Hockman, Vincent C Manganiello, Pieter Demetter, Christophe Erneux, Jean-Marie Vanderwinden
We previously identified phosphodiesterase 3A (PDE3A) as a marker for interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in adult mouse gut. However, PDE3A expression and function during gut development and in ICC-derived gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) remained unknown. Here we found that PDE3A was expressed throughout ICC development and that ICC density was halved in PDE3A-deficient mice. In the human imatinib-sensitive GIST882 cell line, the PDE3 inhibitor cilostazol halved cell viability (IC50 0.35 μM) and this effect synergized with imatinib (Chou-Talalay's CI50 0...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381406/exploiting-defective-dna-repair-in-idh-mutant-cancers
#14
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Data from a preclinical study suggest rethinking the "oncometabolite hypothesis," which calls for blocking the product of neomorphic IDH1/2 mutations to halt tumor progression. Instead, exploiting the vulnerability of IDH1/2-mutant tumor cells to PARP inhibition, as a result of defective DNA repair, appears to be a more effective strategy that will soon be tested in the clinic.
June 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375741/isocitrate-dehydrogenase-mutation-and-r-2-hydroxyglutarate-from-basic-discovery-to-therapeutics-development
#15
REVIEW
Lenny Dang, Shin-San Michael Su
The identification of heterozygous mutations in the metabolic enzyme isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) in subsets of cancers, including secondary glioblastoma, acute myeloid leukemia, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and chondrosarcomas, led to intense discovery efforts to delineate the mutations' involvement in carcinogenesis and to develop therapeutics, which we review here. The three IDH isoforms (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-dependent IDH1 and IDH2, and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-dependent IDH3) contribute to regulating the circuitry of central metabolism...
June 20, 2017: Annual Review of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330869/molecular-mechanisms-of-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-1-idh1-mutations-identified-in-tumors-the-role-of-size-and-hydrophobicity-at-residue-132-on-catalytic-efficiency
#16
Diego Avellaneda Matteo, Adam J Grunseth, Eric R Gonzalez, Stacy L Anselmo, Madison A Kennedy, Precious Moman, David A Scott, An Hoang, Christal D Sohl
Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) catalyzes the reversible NADP(+)-dependent conversion of isocitrate (ICT) to α-ketoglutarate (αKG) in the cytosol and peroxisomes. Mutations in IDH1 have been implicated in >80% of lower grade gliomas and secondary glioblastomas and primarily affect residue 132, which helps coordinate substrate binding. However, other mutations found in the active site have also been identified in tumors. IDH1 mutations typically result in a loss of catalytic activity, but many also can catalyze a new reaction, the NADPH-dependent reduction of αKG to d-2-hydroxyglutarate (D2HG)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292433/eto2-glis2-a-chimeric-transcription-factor-drives-leukemogenesis-through-a-neomorphic-transcription-network
#17
COMMENT
Justin C Wheat, Ulrich Steidl
Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) is a heterogeneous disease with a relatively poorly understood pathogenesis. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Thirant and colleagues systematically examine unique transcriptional and functional effects of ETO2-GLIS2, an oncogenic fusion protein frequently encountered in AMKL, and elucidate a therapeutic vulnerability in this poor-prognosis leukemia.
March 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270453/activation-of-the-lmo2-oncogene-through-a-somatically-acquired-neomorphic-promoter-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
Sunniyat Rahman, Michael Magnussen, Theresa E León, Nadine Farah, Zhaodong Li, Brian J Abraham, Krisztina Z Alapi, Rachel J Mitchell, Tom Naughton, Adele K Fielding, Arnold Pizzey, Sophia Bustraan, Christopher Allen, Teodora Popa, Karin Pike-Overzet, Laura Garcia-Perez, Rosemary E Gale, David C Linch, Frank J T Staal, Richard A Young, A Thomas Look, Marc R Mansour
Somatic mutations within noncoding genomic regions that aberrantly activate oncogenes have remained poorly characterized. Here we describe recurrent activating intronic mutations of LMO2, a prominent oncogene in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Heterozygous mutations were identified in PF-382 and DU.528 T-ALL cell lines in addition to 3.7% of pediatric (6 of 160) and 5.5% of adult (9 of 163) T-ALL patient samples. The majority of indels harbor putative de novo MYB, ETS1, or RUNX1 consensus binding sites...
June 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222777/identification-of-somatic-and-germ-line-dicer1-mutations-in-pleuropulmonary-blastoma-cystic-nephroma-and-rhabdomyosarcoma-tumors-within-a-dicer1-syndrome-pedigree
#19
Lorena Fernández-Martínez, José Antonio Villegas, Íñigo Santamaría, Ana S Pitiot, Marta G Alvarado, Soledad Fernández, Héctor Torres, Ángeles Paredes, Pilar Blay, Milagros Balbín
BACKGROUND: DICER1 syndrome is a pediatric cancer predisposition condition causing a variety of tumor types in children and young adults. In this report we studied a family with two relatives presenting a variety of neoplastic conditions at childhood. METHODS: Germ-line mutation screening of the complete coding region of the DICER1 gene in genomic DNA from the proband was performed. The presence of somatic DICER1 mutation and further alterations in driver genes was investigated in genomic DNA obtained from available tumor samples...
February 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207953/sgs1-a-neomorphic-nac52-allele-impairing-post-transcriptional-gene-silencing-through-sgs3-downregulation
#20
Nicolas Butel, Ivan Le Masson, Nathalie Bouteiller, Hervé Vaucheret, Taline Elmayan
Post-transcriptional gene silencing (PTGS) is a defense mechanism that targets invading nucleic acids from endogenous (transposons) or exogenous (pathogens, transgenes) sources. Genetic screens based on the reactivation of silenced transgenes have long been used to identify cellular components and regulators of PTGS. Here we show that the first isolated PTGS-deficient mutant, sgs1, is impaired in the transcription factor NAC52. This mutant exhibits striking similarities to a mutant impaired in the H3K4me3 demethylase JMJ14 isolated from the same genetic screen...
May 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
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