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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454473/methylation-pattern-of-preferentially-expressed-antigen-of-melanoma-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Ya-Zhen Qin, Yan-Huan Zhang, Xiao-Ying Qin, Hong-Hu Zhu
Preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME), a tumor-associated antigen, is overexpressed in a variety of hematologic malignancies with a great variation in expression. The majority of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) 1-eight-twenty one (ETO)(+) AML and a certain number of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) have an abnormally high increase in PRAME expression level. The landscape of PRAME methylation requires evaluation in order to determine the most relevant sites and the exact association of its methylation with expression level and type of disease...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454448/gnaq-mutation-r183q-as-a-potential-cause-of-familial-sturge-weber-syndrome-a-case-report
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Zhengyi Huang, Yuchi Li, Zengxia Zhao, Jun Hu, Xiaoxin Tong, Xuhui Chen, Shuyun Liu, Xiaonan Xu, Yongjun Tao, Tingting Wang, Xin Cheng, Yangyang Dai, Yaoting Gui, Jun Wu
Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare neurocutaneous disorder whose etiology remains unclear. To investigate the genetic contribution underlying this disease, the genetic variants of a 4-generation family with a history of SWS was analyzed in the present study. SWS was diagnosed in 3 of the family members (II-1, III-11 and IV-6). Sanger sequencing was performed to identify mutations in G protein subunit αq (GNAQ) and RAS p21 protein activator 1 exons in the 3 patients with SWS and other unaffected family members...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454348/effects-of-ptcs-on-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-are-dependent-on-ptc-location
#3
Heegyum Moon, Xuexiu Zheng, Tiing Jen Loh, Ha Na Jang, Yongchao Liu, Da-Woon Jung, Darren R Williams, Haihong Shen
The récepteur d'origine nantais (RON) gene is a proto-oncogene that is responsible for encoding the human macrophage-stimulating protein (MSP) 1 receptor. MSP activation induces RON-mediated cell dissociation, migration and matrix invasion. Isoforms of RON that exclude exons 5 and 6 encode the RONΔ160 protein, which promotes cell transformation in vitro and tumor metastasis in vivo. Premature termination codons (PTCs) in exons activate the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) signaling pathway. The present study demonstrated that PTCs at various locations in the alternative exons 5 and 6 could induce NMD of the majority of the spliced, or partially spliced, isoforms...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454296/association-between-braf-v600e-mutation-and-the-clinicopathological-features-of-solitary-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
#4
Hai-Zhen Lu, Tian Qiu, Jian-Ming Ying, Ning Lyn
The B-Raf proto-oncogene serine/threonine kinase (BRAF)(V600E) mutation is an important oncogene in the development of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and has been identified as a risk factor for poor prognosis in patients with PTC. However, whether the BRAF(V600E) mutation is a prognostic marker in patients with solitary papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (sPTMC) has not yet been established. The present study aimed to identify the association between BRAF(V600E) mutation and the clinicopathological features of patients with sPTMC...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454271/intracellular-and-extracellular-factors-influencing-the-genotoxicity-of-nitric-oxide-and-reactive-oxygen-species
#5
Min Young Kim
A number of factors affect cellular responses to nitric oxide (NO(•)) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), including their source, concentration, cumulative dose, target gene and biological milieu. This limits the extrapolation of data to in vivo pathological states in which NO(•) and ROS may be important. The present study investigated lethality and mutagenesis in the HPRT and TK1 genes of human lymphoblastoid TK6 cells exposed to NO(•) and ROS derived from two delivery methods: A reactor system and a Transwell™ co-culture...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454217/paraganglioma-of-the-organ-of-zuckerkandl-associated-with-a-somatic-hif2%C3%AE-mutation-a-case-report
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Ahmad Esmaeel Abdullah, Carole Guerin, Alessio Imperiale, Anne Barlier, Stéphanie Battini, Morgane Pertuit, Philippe Roche, Wassim Essamet, Bernard Vaisse, Karel Pacak, Fréderic Sebag, David Taïeb
Paragangliomas of the organ of Zuckerkandl (OZ-PGL) are rare tumors that, in >70% of cases, occur in association with succinate dehydrogenase complex iron sulfur subunit B (SDHB) or SDHD gene mutations. The aim of the current study was to determine whether a somatic genetic defect in the hypoxia-inducible factor 2α (HIF2α) gene was present in a case of sporadic OZ-PGL. A 32-year-old African female presented with uncontrolled hypertension during the first trimester of pregnancy. A diagnostic hysteroscopy was performed 3 months after delivery, precipitating a hypertensive crisis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453743/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-pediatric-neuro-oncology-patients-improves-diagnosis-identifies-pathogenic-germline-mutations-and-directs-targeted-therapy
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Cassie N Kline, Nancy M Joseph, James P Grenert, Jessica van Ziffle, Eric Talevich, Courtney Onodera, Mariam Aboian, Soonmee Cha, David R Raleigh, Steve Braunstein, Joseph Torkildson, David Samuel, Michelle Bloomer, Alejandra G de Alba Campomanes, Anuradha Banerjee, Nicholas Butowski, Corey Raffel, Tarik Tihan, Andrew W Bollen, Joanna J Phillips, W Michael Korn, Iwei Yeh, Boris C Bastian, Nalin Gupta, Sabine Mueller, Arie Perry, Theodore Nicolaides, David A Solomon
Background.: Molecular profiling is revolutionizing cancer diagnostics and leading to personalized therapeutic approaches. Herein we describe our clinical experience performing targeted sequencing for 31 pediatric neuro-oncology patients. Methods.: We sequenced 510 cancer-associated genes from tumor and peripheral blood to identify germline and somatic mutations, structural variants, and copy number changes. Results.: Genomic profiling was performed on 31 patients with tumors including 11 high-grade gliomas, 8 medulloblastomas, 6 low-grade gliomas, 1 embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes, 1 pineoblastoma, 1 uveal ganglioneuroma, 1 choroid plexus carcinoma, 1 chordoma, and 1 high-grade neuroepithelial tumor...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453696/epstein-barr-virus-associated-gastric-cancer-reveals-intratumoral-heterogeneity-of-pik3ca-mutations
#8
C Böger, S Krüger, H M Behrens, S Bock, J Haag, H Kalthoff, C Röcken
Background: Recent whole-genome sequencing identified four molecular subtypes of gastric cancer (GC), of which the subgroup of Epstein-Barr virus-associated GC (EBVaGC) showed a significant enrichment of PIK3CA mutations. We here aimed to validate independently the enrichment of PIK3CA mutations in EBVaGC of a Central European GC cohort, to correlate EBV status with clinico-pathological patient characteristics and to test for a major issue of GC, intratumoral heterogeneity. Patients and methods: In a first step, 484 GCs were screened for EBV and PIK3CA hot spot mutations of exon 9/20 using EBER in situ hybridization and pyrosequencing, respectively...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453643/early-onset-obesity-unrecognized-first-evidence-for-gnas-mutations-and-methylation-changes
#9
Annette Grüters-Kieslich, Monica Reyes, Amita Sharma, Cem Demirci, Terry J DeClue, Erwin Lankes, Dov Tiosano, Dirk Schnabel, Harald Jüppner
Context: Early-onset obesity, characteristic for disorders affecting the leptin-melanocortin pathway, is also observed in pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ia (PHP1A), a disorder caused by maternal GNAS mutations that disrupt expression or function of the stimulatory G protein (Gsα). Mutations and/or epigenetic abnormalities at the same genetic locus are also the cause of pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ib (PHP1B). However, although equivalent biochemical and radiographic findings can be encountered in these related disorders caused by GNAS abnormalities they are considered distinct clinical entities...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453384/isolation-and-characterization-of-ulva-prolifera-actin1-gene-and-function-verification-of-the-5-flanking-region-as-a-strong-promoter
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Chunhui Wu, Peng Jiang, Yang Guo, Jianguo Liu, Jin Zhao, Huihui Fu
Ulva prolifera is a green macroalgae with an extremely high growth rate that can accumulate biomass with considerable protein content. To set up an available seaweed expression system, a prior step is to isolate endogenous and strong constitutive promoters. For this reason, the full-length genomic actin1 gene from U. prolifera (Upactin1) was cloned and its 5' flanking sequence was obtained by genome walking. The Upactin1 open reading frame consisted of 1134 nucleotides encoding 377 amino acid residues. Besides four exons and three introns in the coding region, an extra leader intron was identified in the 5' untranslated region...
April 28, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449488/clinicopathological-features-of-chinese-lung-cancer-patients-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation
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Hui Ning, Ming Liu, Lina Wang, Yang Yang, Nan Song, Xiaoxiong Xu, Jin Ju, Gening Jiang
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene was the major causative gene of lung cancer and also the specific treatment target. It is necessary to analyze the genotype and phenotype characters of patients. METHODS: We investigated 1,034 lung cancer patients in this study. The collected clinicopathological parameters included gender, age at diagnosis, smoking status, pathological TNM stage, tumor morphology and location, visceral pleural invasion as well as histological type...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449447/osimertinib-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-harboring-egfr-mutation-exon-20-t790m-acquired-resistant-mutation-for-first-or-second-generation-egfr-tki
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Yusuke Okuma, Yukio Hosomi
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March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449304/a-case-of-familial-transmission-of-the-newly-described-dnmt3a-overgrowth-syndrome
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Gabrielle Lemire, Julie Gauthier, Jean-François Soucy, Marie-Ange Delrue
DNMT3A-Overgrowth Syndrome (also known as Tatton-Brown-Rahman Syndrome) (MIM 615879) has recently been described in 13 individuals with de novo heterozygous mutations in DNMT3A gene. This autosomal dominant condition is characterized by overgrowth, dysmorphic facial features and moderate intellectual disability. Missense and truncating point mutations, a small in-frame deletion, as well as microdeletion 2p23 have been reported. Moreover, DNMT3A is commonly somatically mutated in acute myeloid leukemia. We herein report a family with two siblings and their father affected by the syndrome...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449092/genome-wide-dna-methylomes-from-discrete-developmental-stages-reveal-the-predominance-of-non-cpg-methylation-in-tribolium-castaneum
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Xiaowen Song, Fei Huang, Juanjuan Liu, Chengjun Li, Shanshan Gao, Wei Wu, Mengfan Zhai, Xiaojuan Yu, Wenfeng Xiong, Jia Xie, Bin Li
Cytosine DNA methylation is a vital epigenetic regulator of eukaryotic development. Whether this epigenetic modification occurs in Tribolium castaneum has been controversial, its distribution pattern and functions have not been established. Here, using bisulphite sequencing (BS-Seq), we confirmed the existence of DNA methylation and described the methylation profiles of the four life stages of T. castaneum. In the T. castaneum genome, both symmetrical CpG and non-CpG methylcytosines were observed. Symmetrical CpG methylation, which was catalysed by DNMT1 and occupied a small part in T...
April 25, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449008/extended-ras-analysis-and-correlation-with-overall-survival-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Michael Haas, Steffen Ormanns, Sibylle Baechmann, Anna Remold, Stephan Kruger, Christoph B Westphalen, Jens T Siveke, Patrick Wenzel, Anna Melissa Schlitter, Irene Esposito, Detlef Quietzsch, Michael R Clemens, Erika Kettner, Ruediger P Laubender, Andreas Jung, Thomas Kirchner, Stefan Boeck, Volker Heinemann
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the KRAS gene can be detected in about 70-90% of pancreatic cancer (PC) cases. Whether these mutations have a prognostic or predictive value remains elusive. Furthermore, the clinical relevance of the extended RAS (KRAS+NRAS) mutational status is unclear in PC. METHODS: We prospectively defined a PC patient population who received erlotinib-free chemotherapy regimens. A statistically significant difference between KRAS wild-type and KRAS mutated tumours in at least 160 patients in this population would support the assumption of a rather prognostic role of KRAS...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448022/development-of-an-economical-dna-delivery-system-by-acufection-and-its-application-to-skin-research
#16
Yu-Jei Lin, Tsung-Lin Lee, Chia-Chi Ku
Dysregulation of immune response in skin is associated with numerous human skin disorders. Direct transfer of immune-related genes into skin tissue is a fascinating approach to investigate immune modulation of cutaneous inflammation in mouse models of human diseases. Here we present a cost-effective protocol that delivered naked DNA in mouse skin and leads to transgene expression. The method is coined "acufection", denoting acupuncture-mediated DNA transfection. To perform acufection, mouse skin was first infused with DNA in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) and then pricked lightly with a bundle of acupuncture needles to facilitate the absorption of DNA and transfection into cells...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446664/analysis-of-competing-hiv-1-splice-donor-sites-uncovers-a-tight-cluster-of-splicing-regulatory-elements-within-exon-2-2b
#17
Anna-Lena Brillen, Lara Walotka, Frank Hillebrand, Lisa Müller, Marek Widera, Stephan Theiss, Heiner Schaal
The HIV-1 accessory protein Vif is essential for viral replication by counteracting the host restriction factor APOBEC3G (A3G), and balanced levels of both proteins are required for efficient viral replication. Non-coding exons 2/2b contain the Vif start codon between their alternatively used splice donors 2 and 2b (D2 and D2b). For the vif mRNA, intron 1 must be removed, while intron 2 must be retained. Thus, splice acceptor 1 (A1) must be activated by U1 snRNP binding to either D2 or D2b, while splicing at D2 or D2b must be prevented...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446590/effects-of-rna-integrity-on-transcript-quantification-by-total-rna-sequencing-of-clinically-collected-human-placental-samples
#18
Mario Reiman, Maris Laan, Kristiina Rull, Siim Sõber
RNA degradation is a ubiquitous process that occurs in living and dead cells, as well as during handling and storage of extracted RNA. Reduced RNA quality caused by degradation is an established source of uncertainty for all RNA-based gene expression quantification techniques. RNA sequencing is an increasingly preferred method for transcriptome analyses, and dependence of its results on input RNA integrity is of significant practical importance. This study aimed to characterize the effects of varying input RNA integrity [estimated as RNA integrity number (RIN)] on transcript level estimates and delineate the characteristic differences between transcripts that differ in degradation rate...
April 26, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446505/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-colorectal-cancers-harboring-nras-mutations
#19
Andrea Cercek, Maria Ignez Braghiroli, Joanne F Chou, Jaclyn F Hechtman, Nancy E Kemeny, Leonard Saltz, Marinela Capanu, Rona Yaeger
Purpose: NRAS mutations are now routinely included in RAS testing prior to EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) inhibitor therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).  The clinical implications of NRAS mutation beyond lack of response to anti-EGFR therapy, however, are not known.  We undertook this study to determine the clinical features and treatment outcomes of patients with NRAS mutant mCRC.<br />Experimental Design: We reviewed clinical characteristics, concurrent mutations, and outcomes for all mCRC cases with NRAS mutations undergoing standard genotyping at our institution from 2008-2015...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446312/-clinical-characteristics-and-gene-mutations-of-gilbert-syndrome-complicated-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasm
#20
Xing-Xin Li, Jun Shi, Zhen-Dong Huang, Ying-Qi Shao, Neng Nie, Jing Zhang, Mei-Li Ge, Jin-Bo Huang, Yi-Zhou Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and gene mutations of patients with Gilbert syndrome complicated with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). METHODS: Peripheral blood samples from 1 patient with Gilbert syndrome complicated with MPN and his son were collected to analyse all exon mutations of UGT1A1 gene. RESULTS: The patient with leukocytosis, thrombocythemia, mild anemia and positive JAK2/V617F mutation was initially diagnosed as MPN...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
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