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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
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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-ptgs-through-sgs3-down-regulation
#2
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) origins. Genetic screens based on the reactivation of silenced transgenes have long been used to identify cellular PTGS components and regulators. Here we show that the first isolated PTGS-deficient mutant, sgs1, is impaired in the transcription factor NAC52. This mutant exhibits striking similarities with a mutant impaired in the H3K4me3 demethylase JMJ14 isolated from the same genetic screen...
February 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181377/evolution-of-the-hypercarnivorous-dentition-in-mammals-metatheria-eutheria-and-its-bearing-on-the-development-of-tribosphenic-molars
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Floréal Solé, Sandrine Ladevèze
One major innovation of mammals is the tribosphenic molar, characterized by the evolution of a neomorphic upper cusp (=protocone) and a lower basin (=talonid) that occlude and provide shearing and crushing functions. This type of molar is an evolutionarily flexible structure that enabled mammals to achieve complex dental adaptations. Among carnivorous mammals, hypercarnivory is a common trend that evolved several times among therians (marsupials, placentals, and stem relatives). Hypercarnivory involves an important simplification of the carnassial molar pattern from the ancestral tribosphenic molar pattern, with the modification of the triangular tooth crown, and the loss of several cusps and cuspids typical of the tribosphenic molar...
February 9, 2017: Evolution & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155866/reduced-activity-of-sry-and-its-target-enhancer-sox9-tesco-in-a-mouse-species-with-x-y-sex-reversal
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Liang Zhao, Alexander Quinn, Ee Ting Ng, Frederic Veyrunes, Peter Koopman
In most eutherian mammals, sex determination is governed by the Y-linked gene Sry, but in African pygmy mice Mus minutoides, Sry action is overridden by a variant X chromosome (X*), yielding X*Y females. We hypothesized that X*Y sex reversal may be underpinned not only by neomorphic X chromosome functionality, but also by a compromised Sry pathway. Here, we show that neither M. minutoides SRY nor its target, the Sox9-TESCO enhancer, had appreciable transcriptional activity in in vitro assays, correlating with sequence degradation compared to Mus musculus counterparts...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148839/2-hydroxyglutarate-produced-by-neomorphic-idh-mutations-suppresses-homologous-recombination-and-induces-parp-inhibitor-sensitivity
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Parker L Sulkowski, Christopher D Corso, Nathaniel D Robinson, Susan E Scanlon, Karin R Purshouse, Hanwen Bai, Yanfeng Liu, Ranjini K Sundaram, Denise C Hegan, Nathan R Fons, Gregory A Breuer, Yuanbin Song, Ketu Mishra-Gorur, Henk M De Feyter, Robin A de Graaf, Yulia V Surovtseva, Maureen Kachman, Stephanie Halene, Murat Günel, Peter M Glazer, Ranjit S Bindra
2-Hydroxyglutarate (2HG) exists as two enantiomers, (R)-2HG and (S)-2HG, and both are implicated in tumor progression via their inhibitory effects on α-ketoglutarate (αKG)-dependent dioxygenases. The former is an oncometabolite that is induced by the neomorphic activity conferred by isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) and IDH2 mutations, whereas the latter is produced under pathologic processes such as hypoxia. We report that IDH1/2 mutations induce a homologous recombination (HR) defect that renders tumor cells exquisitely sensitive to poly(adenosine 5'-diphosphate-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors...
February 1, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143851/nan-neomorphic-effects-in-neonatal-anaemia
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143845/neomorphic-effects-of-the-neonatal-anemia-nan-eklf-mutation-contribute-to-deficits-throughout-development
#7
Antanas Planutis, Li Xue, Cecelia D Trainor, Mohan Dangeti, Kevin Gillinder, Miroslawa Siatecka, Danitza Nebor, Luanne L Peters, Andrew C Perkins, James J Bieker
Transcription factor control of cell-specific downstream targets can be significantly altered when the controlling factor is mutated. We show that the semi-dominant neonatal anemia (Nan) mutation in the EKLF/KLF1 transcription factor leads to ectopic expression of proteins that are not normally expressed in the red blood cell, leading to systemic effects that exacerbate the intrinsic anemia in the adult and alter correct development in the early embryo. Even when expressed as a heterozygote, the Nan-EKLF protein accomplishes this by direct binding and aberrant activation of genes encoding secreted factors that exert a negative effect on erythropoiesis and iron use...
February 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124097/pan-mutant-idh1-inhibitor-bay-1436032-for-effective-treatment-of-idh1-mutant-astrocytoma-in-vivo
#8
Stefan Pusch, Sonja Krausert, Viktoria Fischer, Jörg Balss, Martina Ott, Daniel Schrimpf, David Capper, Felix Sahm, Jessica Eisel, Ann-Christin Beck, Manfred Jugold, Viktoria Eichwald, Stefan Kaulfuss, Olaf Panknin, Hartmut Rehwinkel, Katja Zimmermann, Roman C Hillig, Judith Guenther, Luisella Toschi, Roland Neuhaus, Andrea Haegebart, Holger Hess-Stumpp, Markus Bauser, Wolfgang Wick, Andreas Unterberg, Christel Herold-Mende, Michael Platten, Andreas von Deimling
Mutations in codon 132 of isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1 are frequent in diffuse glioma, acute myeloid leukemia, chondrosarcoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. These mutations result in a neomorphic enzyme specificity which leads to a dramatic increase of intracellular D-2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) in tumor cells. Therefore, mutant IDH1 protein is a highly attractive target for inhibitory drugs. Here, we describe the development and properties of BAY 1436032, a pan-inhibitor of IDH1 protein with different codon 132 mutations...
January 25, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000400/biomechanical-evaluation-of-different-musculoskeletal-arrangements-in-psittacosaurus-and-implications-for-cranial-function
#9
Adam C Taylor, Stephan Lautenschlager, Zhao Qi, Emily J Rayfield
The masseter muscle complex is a unique feature of extant mammals and their advanced cynodont precursors, originating from the zygomatic arch and inserting onto the lateral surface of the dentary. This muscle complex is absent in sauropsids, with the exception of the neomorphic m. pseudomasseter complex that is unique to psittaciform birds (parrots and cockatiels). The anterior position and anterodorsally inclined line of action of both muscle groups increases leverage of the jaw and is thought to contribute to increased bite force, particularly in psittaciforms...
January 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982681/background-levels-of-neomorphic-2-hydroxyglutarate-facilitate-proliferation-of-primary-fibroblasts
#10
A Dvořák, J Zelenka, K Smolková, L Vítek, P JeŽek
Each cell types or tissues contain certain "physiological" levels of R-2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG), as well as enzymes for its synthesis and degradation. 2HG accumulates in certain tumors, possessing heterozygous point mutations of isocitrate dehydrogenases IDH1 (cytosolic) or IDH2 (mitochondrial) and contributes to strengthening their malignancy by inhibiting 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases. By blocking histone de-methylation and 5-methyl-cytosine hydroxylation, 2HG maintains cancer cells de-differentiated and promotes their proliferation...
December 16, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808469/targeting-mutant-p53-in-cancer-a-long-road-to-precision-therapy
#11
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Fiamma Mantovani, Dawid Walerych, Giannino Del Sal
The TP53 tumor suppressor is the most frequently mutated gene in human cancers. In recent years, a blooming of research efforts based on both cell lines and mouse models have highlighted how deeply mutant p53 proteins affect fundamental cellular pathways with cancer-promoting outcomes. Neomorphic mutant p53 activities spread over multiple levels, impinging on chromatin structure, transcriptional regulation and microRNA maturation, shaping the proteome and the cell's metabolic pathways, and also exerting cytoplasmic functions and displaying cell-extrinsic effects...
November 3, 2016: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799303/different-doublecortin-dcx-patient-alleles-show-distinct-phenotypes-in-cultured-neurons-evidence-for-divergent-loss-of-function-and-off-pathway-cellular-mechanisms
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Chan Choo Yap, Laura Digilio, Lloyd McMahon, Matylda Roszkowska, Christopher J Bott, Kamil Kruczek, Bettina Winckler
Doublecortin on the X-chromosome (DCX) is a neuronal microtubule-binding protein with a multitude of roles in neurodevelopment. In humans, DCX is a major genetic locus for X-linked lissencephaly. The best studied defects are in neuronal migration during corticogenesis and in the hippocampus, as well as axon and dendrite growth defects. Much effort has been directed at understanding the molecular and cellular bases of DCX-linked lissencephaly. The focus has been in particular on defects in microtubule assembly and bundling, using knock-out mice and expression of WT and mutant Dcx in non-neuronal cells...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721426/isocitrate-dehydrogenase-mutations-in-myeloid-malignancies
#13
REVIEW
B C Medeiros, A T Fathi, C D DiNardo, D A Pollyea, S M Chan, R Swords
Alterations to genes involved in cellular metabolism and epigenetic regulation are implicated in the pathogenesis of myeloid malignancies. Recurring mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) genes are detected in approximately 20% of adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and 5% of adults with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). IDH proteins are homodimeric enzymes involved in diverse cellular processes, including adaptation to hypoxia, histone demethylation and DNA modification. The IDH2 protein is localized in the mitochondria and is a critical component of the tricarboxylic acid (also called the 'citric acid' or Krebs) cycle...
February 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693047/expression-of-idh1-r132h-in-the-murine-subventricular-zone-stem-cell-niche-recapitulates-features-of-early-gliomagenesis
#14
Chiara Bardella, Osama Al-Dalahmah, Daniel Krell, Pijus Brazauskas, Khalid Al-Qahtani, Marketa Tomkova, Julie Adam, Sébastien Serres, Helen Lockstone, Luke Freeman-Mills, Inga Pfeffer, Nicola Sibson, Robert Goldin, Benjamin Schuster-Böeckler, Patrick J Pollard, Tomoyoshi Soga, James S McCullagh, Christopher J Schofield, Paul Mulholland, Olaf Ansorge, Skirmantas Kriaucionis, Peter J Ratcliffe, Francis G Szele, Ian Tomlinson
Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 mutations drive human gliomagenesis, probably through neomorphic enzyme activity that produces D-2-hydroxyglutarate. To model this disease, we conditionally expressed Idh1(R132H) in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the adult mouse brain. The mice developed hydrocephalus and grossly dilated lateral ventricles, with accumulation of 2-hydroxyglutarate and reduced α-ketoglutarate. Stem and transit amplifying/progenitor cell populations were expanded, and proliferation increased. Cells expressing SVZ markers infiltrated surrounding brain regions...
October 10, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671864/challenging-drug-target-for-parkinson-s-disease-pathological-complex-of-the-chameleon-tppp-p25-and-alpha-synuclein-proteins
#15
Tibor Szénási, Judit Oláh, Adél Szabó, Sándor Szunyogh, András Láng, András Perczel, Attila Lehotzky, Vladimir N Uversky, Judit Ovádi
The hallmarks of Parkinson's disease and other synucleinopathies, Tubulin Polymerization Promoting Protein (TPPP/p25) and α-synuclein (SYN) have two key features: they are disordered and co-enriched/co-localized in brain inclusions. These Neomorphic Moonlighting Proteins display both physiological and pathological functions due to their interactions with distinct partners. To achieve the selective targeting of the pathological TPPP/p25-SYN but not the physiological TPPP/p25-tubulin complex, their interfaces were identified as a specific innovative strategy for the development of anti-Parkinson drugs...
January 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659543/non-invasive-detection-of-2-hydroxyglutarate-in-idh-mutated-gliomas-using-two-dimensional-localized-correlation-spectroscopy-2d-l-cosy-at-7-tesla
#16
Gaurav Verma, Suyash Mohan, MacLean P Nasrallah, Steven Brem, John Y K Lee, Sanjeev Chawla, Sumei Wang, Rajakumar Nagarajan, M Albert Thomas, Harish Poptani
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase enzyme are present in a majority of lower-grade gliomas and secondary glioblastomas. This mis-sense mutation results in the neomorphic reduction of isocitrate dehydrogenase resulting in an accumulation of the "oncometabolite" 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG). Detection of 2HG can thus serve as a surrogate biomarker for these mutations, with significant translational implications including improved prognostication. Two dimensional localized correlated spectroscopy (2D L-COSY) at 7T is a highly-sensitive non-invasive technique for assessing brain metabolism...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609219/q-a-gordon-mills-on-neomorphs-in-cancer
#17
(no author information available yet)
Gordon Mills, MD, PhD, chair of systems biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, discusses a third category of genomic aberrations besides oncogene activation or tumor suppressor inactivation: neomorphs, or mutations that rewire cellular signaling in unexpected ways, with important functional consequences.
October 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568302/idh1-associated-with-neuronal-apoptosis-in-adult-rats-brain-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#18
Xing Chen, Hongmei Wang, Weibing Yu, Fen Chen, Guiyun Wang, Jiajia Shi, Chunying Zhou
Isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), one member of the IDH family can convert isocitrate to α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) via oxidative decarboxylation. IDH1 and IDH2 mutations have been identified in multiple tumor types and the mutations confer neomorphic activity in the mutant protein, resulting in the conversion of α-KG to the oncometabolite, D-2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG). The subsequent accumulation of 2-HG results in epigenetic dysregulation via inhibition of α-KG-dependent histone and DNA demethylase. And the glutamate levels are reduced in IDH mutant cells compared to wild-type...
August 27, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406240/point-mutation-r153h-or-r153c-in-escherichia-coli-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-biochemical-characterization-and-functional-implication
#19
Ping Song, Shan Li, Yatao Wu, Changqi Lv, Peng Wang, Guoping Zhu
Arginine 132 (R132) mutations to histidine or cysteine frequently occur to cytosolic NADP(+) -isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH1) in secondary glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients, in which GBM develops from a lower grade astroctyoma. Mutant enzymes lose the normal IDH activity, but acquire a neomorphic ability of producing 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) from α-ketoglutarate (α-KG). In the present study, the analogous mutations, Arg to His or Cys, were employed to homologous Arg153 of the NADP(+) -IDH from Escherichia coli (EcIDH), generating two mutants: EcIDH R153 H and EcIDH R153C...
January 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377895/a-neomorphic-cancer-cell-specific-role-of-mage-a4-in-trans-lesion-synthesis
#20
Yanzhe Gao, Elizabeth Mutter-Rottmayer, Alicia M Greenwalt, Dennis Goldfarb, Feng Yan, Yang Yang, Raquel C Martinez-Chacin, Kenneth H Pearce, Satoshi Tateishi, Michael B Major, Cyrus Vaziri
Trans-lesion synthesis (TLS) is an important DNA-damage tolerance mechanism that permits ongoing DNA synthesis in cells harbouring damaged genomes. The E3 ubiquitin ligase RAD18 activates TLS by promoting recruitment of Y-family DNA polymerases to sites of DNA-damage-induced replication fork stalling. Here we identify the cancer/testes antigen melanoma antigen-A4 (MAGE-A4) as a tumour cell-specific RAD18-binding partner and an activator of TLS. MAGE-A4 depletion from MAGE-A4-expressing cancer cells destabilizes RAD18...
July 5, 2016: Nature Communications
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