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Kai Wang, Chenan Guan, Chenyan Fang, Xiaoxiao Jin, Junhui Yu, Yuquan Zhang, Lingzhi Zheng
Forkhead box (FOX) A1 is a member of the FOX family of transcription factors, which serve a function in numerous types of tumor. The present study assessed the potential role of FOXA1 in human epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC). Total RNA was isolated from 16 fresh-frozen EOC tumors with paired corresponding non-malignant ovarian epithelium tissues, and FOXA1 expression was analyzed using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Immunohistochemical analysis was performed to evaluate FOXA1 expression in 110 epithelial ovarian carcinoma tissue specimens (including 80 serous papillary adenocarcinoma, 9 clear cell carcinoma, 12 endometrioid adenocarcinoma, 5 mucinous carcinoma and 4 transitional cell carcinoma specimens), 24 benign ovarian tumor surface epithelium tissues and 10 normal ovarian tissue samples...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
David P Labbé, Myles Brown
Prostate cancer development involves corruption of the normal prostate transcriptional network, following deregulated expression or mutation of key transcription factors. Here, we provide an overview of the transcription factors that are important in normal prostate homeostasis (NKX3-1, p63, androgen receptor [AR]), primary prostate cancer (ETS family members, c-MYC), castration-resistant prostate cancer (AR, FOXA1), and AR-independent castration-resistant neuroendocrine prostate cancer (RB1, p53, N-MYC). We use functional (in vitro and in vivo) as well as clinical data to discuss evidence that unveils their roles in the initiation and progression of prostate cancer, with an emphasis on results of chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by high-throughput sequencing (ChIP-seq)...
March 12, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
Helena Yu, Ken Suzawa, Emmet J Jordan, Ahmet Zehir, Andy Ni, Hyunjae Ryan Kim, Mark G Kris, Matthew D Hellmann, Bob T Li, Romel Somwar, David B Solit, Michael F Berger, Maria E Arcila, Gregory J Riely, Marc Ladanyi
PURPOSE: To identify molecular factors that determine duration of response to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors and to identify novel mechanisms of drug resistance, we molecularly profiled EGFR mutant tumors prior to treatment and after progression on EGFR TKI using targeted next-generation sequencing.      Experimental Design: Targeted next-generation sequencing was performed on 374 consecutive patients with metastatic EGFR mutant lung cancer. Clinical data were collected and correlated with somatic mutation data...
March 12, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Xin Chen, Mingzhe Li, Hongwei Zhou, Li Zhang
MicroRNA-132 (miR-132) has been proven to be a tumor suppressor in several types of tumors. However, the expression andthe role of miR-132 in human thyroid cancer are still poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to examine the potential roles and molecular mechanism of miR-132 in thyroid cancer. We found that miR-132 expression levels were significantly downregulated in thyroid cancer tissues and cell lines. Function assays showed that overexpression of miR-132 in TPC1 inhibited cell proliferation, migration and invasion...
March 9, 2018: Oncology Research
Ben T Copeland, Sumanta K Pal, Eric C Bolton, Jeremy O Jones
BACKGROUND: Androgens and the androgen receptor (AR) are necessary for the development, function, and homeostatic growth regulation of the prostate gland. However, once prostate cells are transformed, the AR is necessary for the proliferation and survival of the malignant cells. This change in AR function appears to occur in nearly every prostate cancer. We have termed this the AR malignancy shift. METHODS: In this review, we summarize the current knowledge of the AR malignancy shift, including the DNA-binding patterns that define the shift, the transcriptome changes associated with the shift, the putative drivers of the shift, and its clinical implications...
February 23, 2018: Prostate
H-Y Gan, N Li, Q Zhang, Z-Z Feng
OBJECTIVE: Liver cancer emerged as a major health problem, and it accounts for leading cancer-related death worldwide. Due to recurrence and metastatic behavior, it is challenging to be controlled and managed. Understanding the regulative role of different proteins, which regulates liver cancer in various pathological stages, is essential to be investigated. In this study, we analyzed the correlation between Foxa1 suppression along with apoptosis and cancer stem cell proliferation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CD133+ cells were used to induce the initial and advanced stage of liver cancer...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Xiao-Feng Lu, De Zeng, Wei-Quan Liang, Chun-Fa Chen, Shu-Ming Sun, Hao-Yu Lin
Forkhead box protein M1(FoxM1) is a member of forkhead superfamily transcription factors. Emerging evidences have progressively contributed to our understanding on a central role of FoxM1 in human cancers. However, perspectives on the function of FoxM1 in breast cancer (BC) remain conflicting, and mostly were from basic research. Here, we explored the expression profile and prognostic values of FoxM1 based on analysis of pooled clinical datasets derived from online accessible databases, including ONCOMINE , Breast Cancer Gene-Expression Miner v4...
January 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Dian-Han Kuo, Yu-Hsiang Hsiao
BACKGROUND: As an adaptation to the land, the clitellate annelid had reorganized its embryogenesis to develop "directly" without the ancestral planktonic larval stage. To study the evolution of gut development in the directly developing clitellates, we characterized the expression pattern of the conserved gut gene FoxA in the embryonic development of the leech. RESULTS: The leech has three FoxA paralogs. Hau-FoxA1 is first expressed in a subset of endoderm cells and then in the foregut and the midgut...
February 2, 2018: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
Fumiya Omata, Keely May McNamara, Koyu Suzuki, Eriko Abe, Hisashi Hirakawa, Takanori Ishida, Noriaki Ohuchi, Hironobu Sasano
BACKGROUND: Elf5 is a transcription factor previously shown to be involved in regulating cell differentiation in both normal and pathological breast tissues. Pertinently, Elf5 was reported to interact with the FOXA1 transcription factor, a pivotal regulatory factor in a subset of AR overexpressing triple negative cancer (TNBC) cases. METHODS: We examined the correlation among AR, FOXA1, and Elf5 expression in a series of TNBC cases. The cases were retrieved from surgical pathological files of Tohoku University Hospital Japan and consisted of 60 cases operated between the year 1999 and 2007...
February 2, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
Tesa M Severson, Yongsoo Kim, Stacey E P Joosten, Karianne Schuurman, Petra van der Groep, Cathy B Moelans, Natalie D Ter Hoeve, Quirine F Manson, John W Martens, Carolien H M van Deurzen, Ellis Barbe, Ingrid Hedenfalk, Peter Bult, Vincent T H B M Smit, Sabine C Linn, Paul J van Diest, Lodewyk Wessels, Wilbert Zwart
Male breast cancer (MBC) is rare and poorly characterized. Like the female counterpart, most MBCs are hormonally driven, but relapse after hormonal treatment is also noted. The pan-hormonal action of steroid hormonal receptors, including estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), androgen receptor (AR), progesterone receptor (PR), and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in this understudied tumor type remains wholly unexamined. This study reveals genomic cross-talk of steroid hormone receptor action and interplay in human tumors, here in the context of MBC, in relation to the female disease and patient outcome...
February 2, 2018: Nature Communications
Sylwia Gawrzak, Lorenzo Rinaldi, Sara Gregorio, Enrique J Arenas, Fernando Salvador, Jelena Urosevic, Cristina Figueras-Puig, Federico Rojo, Ivan Del Barco Barrantes, Juan Miguel Cejalvo, Marta Palafox, Marc Guiu, Antonio Berenguer-Llergo, Aikaterini Symeonidi, Anna Bellmunt, Daniela Kalafatovic, Anna Arnal-Estapé, Esther Fernández, Barbara Müllauer, Rianne Groeneveld, Konstantin Slobodnyuk, Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini, Cristina Saura, Joaquín Arribas, Javier Cortes, Ana Rovira, Montse Muñoz, Ana Lluch, Violeta Serra, Joan Albanell, Aleix Prat, Angel R Nebreda, Salvador Aznar Benitah, Roger R Gomis
For many patients with breast cancer, symptomatic bone metastases appear after years of latency. How micrometastatic lesions remain dormant and undetectable before initiating colonization is unclear. Here, we describe a mechanism involved in bone metastatic latency of oestrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer. Using an in vivo genome-wide short hairpin RNA screening, we identified the kinase MSK1 as an important regulator of metastatic dormancy in breast cancer. In patients with ER+ breast cancer, low MSK1 expression associates with early metastasis...
February 2018: Nature Cell Biology
Mark A Rubin, Francesca Demichelis
With the advent of next-generation sequencing technologies and large whole-exome and genome studies in prostate and other cancers, our understanding of the landscape of genomic alterations has dramatically been refined. In additional to well-known alterations in genomic regions involving 8p, 8q, 10q23, common ETS translocations and androgen receptor amplifications, newer technology have uncovered recurrent mutations in SPOP, FOXA1, MED12, IDH and complex large scale genomic alterations (eg, chromoplexy). This review surveys the enhanced landscape of genomic alterations in clinically localized and advanced prostate cancer...
January 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Maria S Fedorova, Anastasiya V Snezhkina, Elena A Pudova, Ivan S Abramov, Anastasiya V Lipatova, Sergey L Kharitonov, Asiya F Sadritdinova, Kirill M Nyushko, Kseniya M Klimina, Mikhail M Belyakov, Elena N Slavnova, Nataliya V Melnikova, Maria A Chernichenko, Dmitry V Sidorov, Marina V Kiseleva, Andrey D Kaprin, Boris Y Alekseev, Alexey A Dmitriev, Anna V Kudryavtseva
BACKGROUND: Neuropilin and tolloid-like 2 (NETO2) is a single-pass transmembrane protein that has been shown primarily implicated in neuron-specific processes. Upregulation of NETO2 gene was also detected in several cancer types. In colorectal cancer (CRC), it was associated with tumor progression, invasion, and metastasis, and seems to be involved in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, the mechanism of NETO2 action is still poorly understood. RESULTS: We have revealed significant increase in the expression of NETO2 gene and deregulation of eight EMT-related genes in CRC...
December 28, 2017: BMC Genetics
David Martín-Gálvez, Denis Dunoyer de Segonzac, Man Chun John Ma, Anne E Kwitek, David Thybert, Paul Flicek
BACKGROUND: The genomes of laboratory rat strains are characterised by a mosaic haplotype structure caused by their unique breeding history. These mosaic haplotypes have been recently mapped by extensive sequencing of key strains. Comparison of genomic variation between two closely related rat strains with different phenotypes has been proposed as an effective strategy for the discovery of candidate strain-specific regions involved in phenotypic differences. We developed a method to prioritise strain-specific haplotypes by integrating genomic variation and genomic regulatory data predicted to be involved in specific phenotypes...
December 22, 2017: BMC Genomics
Jiufeng Tan, Xuefei Jin, Kaichen Wang
The aim was to expound the pathogenesis of prostate cancer and to identify the potentially biomarkers for prostate cancer (PC). DNA methylation microarray data GSE38240 containing 8 prostate cancer metastases and 4 normal prostate samples as well as gene expression profile data GSE26910 containing 6 prostate primary tumors and 6 normal samples were used. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and differently methylated sites of PC were screened and the regulatory network was constructed with DEGs-related transcription factors (TFs)...
December 19, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
Shujiao He, Junyi Zhang, Wan Zhang, Fengsheng Chen, Rongcheng Luo
BACKGROUND: Forkhead box A1 (FOXA1) expression is associated with various types of tumors; however, the function and underlying mechanism of FOXA1 in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains obscure. METHODS: Here, we investigated the role of FOXA1 in the development of HCC by applying gene function gain and loss analysis to HepG2 and Hep3B cell lines, and comparing outcomes with those of clinical HCC samples. RESULTS: Phosphoinositide-3-kinase regulatory subunit 1 (PIK3R1), which encodes protein PI3Kp85 (p85), was identified as a FOXA1 target gene...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Thomas M Campbell, Mauro A A Castro, Kelin Gonçalves de Oliveira, Bruce A J Ponder, Kerstin B Meyer
Two opposing clusters of transcription factors (TF) have been associated with the differential risks of estrogen receptor positive or negative breast cancers, but the mechanisms underlying the opposing functions of the two clusters are undefined. In this study, we identified NFIB and YBX1 as novel interactors of the estrogen receptor (ESR1). NFIB and YBX1 are both risk TF associated with progression of ESR1-negative disease. Notably, they both interacted with the ESR1-FOXA1 complex and inhibited the transactivational potential of ESR1...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Research
Sabine Jägle, Hauke Busch, Vivien Freihen, Sven Beyes, Monika Schrempp, Melanie Boerries, Andreas Hecht
Phenotypic conversion of tumor cells through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) requires massive gene expression changes. How these are brought about is not clear. Here we examined the impact of the EMT master regulator SNAIL1 on the FOXA family of transcription factors which are distinguished by their particular competence to induce chromatin reorganization for the activation of transcriptional enhancer elements. We show that the expression of SNAIL1 and FOXA genes is anticorrelated in transcriptomes of colorectal tumors and cell lines...
November 2017: PLoS Genetics
Seho Park, Eunjin Koh, Ja Seung Koo, Seung Il Kim, Byeong-Woo Park, Kyung-Sup Kim
The present study aimed to examine the associations between androgen receptor (AR) and forkhead box A1 (FOXA1) and to investigate clinicopathological features and survival according to both biomarker status in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers using in vitro study, patient cohort data, and the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics and Kaplan-Meier Plotter websites. Experiments using T47D and ZR75-1 demonstrated AR-overexpressing cell lines decreased in cell proliferation through downregulation of ER, but FOXA1 did not change...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
Mengxin Lin, Jie Pan, Qiang Chen, Zongbin Xu, Xiaoyan Lin, Chunmei Shi
The lack of effective medical treatment for advanced stages of gastric cancer mainly contributes to the high mortality rate. The association of forkhead box protein A1 (FOXA1) with tumor progression has been reported in different human cancers. However, the function of FOXA1 in gastric cancer is largely unknown. In the present study, FOXA1 protein showed a significant reduction in gastric cancer samples comparing with matched control samples. In addition, the higher expression of FOXA1 in transcription level was observed in gastric cancer cell lines as compared with that in normal gastric cell line, while the contrary result was observed in protein level...
November 9, 2017: Gene
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