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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637019/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-ros1-and-ret-rearranged-nsclc-in-caucasian-patients-data-from-a-cohort-of-713-non-squamous-nsclc-lacking-kras-egfr-her2-braf-pik3ca-alk-alterations
#1
Frédéric Dugay, Francisco Llamas-Gutierrez, Marjory Gournay, Sarah Medane, François Mazet, Dan Christian Chiforeanu, Emmanuelle Becker, Régine Lamy, Hervé Léna, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Marc-Antoine Belaud-Rotureau, Florian Cabillic
Targeted therapies have substantially changed the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with driver oncogenes. Given the high frequency, EGFR and ALK aberrations were the first to be detected and paved the way for tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatments. Other kinases such as ROS1 and more recently RET have emerged as promising targets, and ROS1 and RET TKIs are already available for precision medicine.We screened a large cohort of 713 Caucasian non-squamous NSCLC patients lacking EGFR/KRAS/BRAF/HER2/PI3KCA/ALK aberrations for ROS1 and RET rearrangements using fluorescence in situ hybridization to determine the frequency and clinicopathological characteristics of ROS1- and RET-positive patients...
June 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635216/-ret-ptc-rearrangement-affects-multifocal-formation-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#2
X Zhang, X Su, W C Chen, Y Li, Z Y Yang, W Z Deng, T C Deng, A K Yang
Objective:RET/PTC gene rearrangement can lead to aberrant activation of tyrosine kinase receptors, which is a common mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). This study focuses on the association of RET/PTC rearrangements with PTC clinical factors. Methods: From January 2011 to December 2013, a total of 114 patients with PTC were enrolled in this study. Clinicopathological parameters, lifestyle, and thyroid hormone levels were collected. RET/PTC rearrangements were detected by TaqMan PCR and verified by Sanger sequencing...
June 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634282/genomic-alterations-in-fatal-forms-of-non-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-identification-of-med12-and-rbm10-as-novel-thyroid-cancer-genes-associated-with-tumor-virulence
#3
Tihana Ibrahimpasic, Bin Xu, Iñigo Landa, Snjezana Dogan, Sumit Middha, Venkatraman Seshan, Shyamprasad Deraje Vasudeva, Diane Carlson, Jocelyn Migliacci, Jeffrey A Knauf, Brian R Untch, Michael F Berger, Luc Gt Morris, R Michael Tuttle, Timothy A Chan, James A Fagin, Ronald Ghossein, Ian Ganly
Purpose. Patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer have a very high death rate. In contrast, deaths from non-anaplastic thyroid cancer are much less common. The genetic alterations in fatal non-anaplastic thyroid cancers have not been reported. <p>Experimental Design. We performed next-generation sequencing of 410 cancer genes from 57 fatal non-anaplastic thyroid primary cancers. Results were compared to The Cancer Genome Atlas study (TCGA study) of papillary thyroid cancers (PTC) and to the genomic changes reported in anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC)...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634206/papers-of-note-in-science-translational-medicine9-394
#4
Leslie K Ferrarelli
This week's articles describe how broccoli can combat type 2 diabetes, how monocytes contribute to the failure of organ transplant grafts, and how to more durably treat RET- or KRAS-driven lung cancer.
June 20, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618409/identification-of-8-novel-mutations-in-nephrogenesis-related-genes-in-chinese-han-patients-with-unilateral-renal-agenesis
#5
Hangdi Wu, Qian Xu, Jingyuan Xie, Jun Ma, Panpan Qiao, Wen Zhang, Haijin Yu, Weiming Wang, Ying Qian, Qianying Zhang, Yiqing Guo, Yonghua Tang, Xiao-Nong Chen, Zhaohui Wang, Nan Chen
BACKGROUND: Few genetic studies have focused on unilateral renal agenesis (URA), which is a disorder with insidious clinical manifestations and a tendency to result in renal failure. We aimed to detect pathogenic mutations in nephrogenesis-related genes, which were identified by a literature review conducted among a large cohort of Chinese Han patients with URA. METHODS: Totally, 86 unrelated URA patients were included. All URA patients were diagnosed by employing radiological methods...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615362/drugging-the-catalytically-inactive-state-of-ret-kinase-in-ret-rearranged-tumors
#6
Dennis Plenker, Maximilian Riedel, Johannes Brägelmann, Marcel A Dammert, Rakhee Chauhan, Phillip P Knowles, Carina Lorenz, Marina Keul, Mike Bührmann, Oliver Pagel, Verena Tischler, Andreas H Scheel, Daniel Schütte, Yanrui Song, Justina Stark, Florian Mrugalla, Yannic Alber, André Richters, Julian Engel, Frauke Leenders, Johannes M Heuckmann, Jürgen Wolf, Joachim Diebold, Georg Pall, Martin Peifer, Maarten Aerts, Kris Gevaert, René P Zahedi, Reinhard Buettner, Kevan M Shokat, Neil Q McDonald, Stefan M Kast, Oliver Gautschi, Roman K Thomas, Martin L Sos
Oncogenic fusion events have been identified in a broad range of tumors. Among them, RET rearrangements represent distinct and potentially druggable targets that are recurrently found in lung adenocarcinomas. We provide further evidence that current anti-RET drugs may not be potent enough to induce durable responses in such tumors. We report that potent inhibitors, such as AD80 or ponatinib, that stably bind in the DFG-out conformation of RET may overcome these limitations and selectively kill RET-rearranged tumors...
June 14, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612612/-molecular-aspects-of-thyroid-tumors-with-emphasis-on-microrna-and-their-clinical-implications
#7
M Ludvíková, I Kholová, D Kalfeřt
BACKGROUND: Central to neoplastic transformation and tumor progression is alteration of the signaling pathways that control cell proliferation and apoptosis. The key mechanisms for this neoplastic process are genetic changes (mutations of cancer-related genes) and recently identified epigenetic changes that involve DNA methylation, chromatin remodeling (which has a profound effect on the control of gene expression), and noncoding, regulatory RNA (notably, microRNA - miRNA). MiRNAs control expression of their target gene post-transcriptionally...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612574/-optimization-ofpig-agene-mutation-in-rats-and-assessment-of-time-dependent-and-dose-response-relationship-of-n-ethyl-n-nitrosourea
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Si-Jia Ma, Jiao Huo, Jin-Yao Chen, Qi-Yan Chen, Li-Shi Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To optimize the method of Pig-a mutation assay, and to explore the time-dependent and dose-response relationship of N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU). METHODS: Thirty rats were randomly assigned to 5 groups: treated with PBS (control group)or different doses of ENU (10, 20, 40 and 80 mg/kg) for 3 d by oral gavage. Blood samples were collected at 0 d, 15 d, 30 d, 45 d, 60 d, 75 d and 90 d. After enrichment, erythrocytes were incubated with Anti-CD59-APC and SYTO 13 nucleic acid dye solution...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609830/medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-men2a-ata-moderate-or-high-risk-ret-mutations-do-not-predict-disease-aggressiveness
#9
Rachel K Voss, Lei Feng, Jeffrey E Lee, Nancy D Perrier, Paul H Graham, Samual M Hyde, Frances Nieves-Munoz, Maria E Cabanillas, Steven G Waguespack, Gilbert J. Cote, Robert F Gagel, Elizabeth G Grubbs
Context: High-risk RET mutations (codon 634) are associated with earlier development of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and presumed increased aggressiveness compared with moderate-risk RET mutations. Objective: To determine if high-risk RET mutations are more aggressive Design: Retrospective cohort study utilizing institutional MEN2 registry Setting: A tertiary cancer care center Patients: Those with MTC and moderate- or high-risk germline RET mutation...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609009/triage-of-the-indeterminate-thyroid-aspirate-what-are-the-options-for-the-practicing-cytopathologist
#10
Ayse M Onenerk, Marc P Pusztaszeri, Sule Canberk, William C Faquin
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) plays a key role in the early evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules; however, from 15% to 30% of FNA specimens are cytologically indeterminate. Molecular testing has proven useful when applied to indeterminate thyroid FNAs, and its use has been endorsed in the American Thyroid Association guidelines. In addition to the noncommercial ("in-house") application of v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1 (BRAF), rat sarcoma (RAS), rearranged in transformation/papillary thyroid carcinoma (RET/PTC), and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ/paired box gene 8 (PPARγ/PAX8) testing, there are currently 3 commercially available molecular panels that vary in their relative reported performances, strengths, and limitations...
June 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608966/next-generation-sequencing-and-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Richard J Cassidy, Xinyan Zhang, Pretesh R Patel, Joseph W Shelton, Chase E Escott, Gabriel L Sica, Michael R Rossi, Charles E Hill, Conor E Steuer, Rathi N Pillai, Suresh S Ramalingam, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Madhusmita Behera, Seth D Force, Felix G Fernandez, Walter J Curran, Kristin A Higgins
BACKGROUND: Genetic aberrations are well characterized in lung adenocarcinomas (LACs) and clinical outcomes have been influenced by targeted therapies in the advanced setting. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is the standard-of-care therapy for patients with nonoperable, early-stage LAC, but to the authors' knowledge, no information is available regarding the impact of genomic changes in these patients. The current study sought to determine the frequency and clinical impact of genetic aberrations in this population...
June 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605116/phaeochromocytoma-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2-ret-codon-specific-penetrance-and-changes-in-management-during-the-last-four-decades
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L Mucha, G Leidig-Bruckner, K Frank-Raue, Th Bruckner, M Kroiss, F Raue
OBJECTIVES: We describe phaeochromocytoma penetrance in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) according to RET protooncogene-specific mutations, and report changes in phaeochromocytoma diagnosis and management from 1968 to 2015. DESIGN: This retrospective chart review included 309 MEN2 patients from one specialised ambulatory care centre. Phaeochromocytoma patients were categorised by diagnosis date: early, 1968-1996, n = 40; and recent, 1997-2015, n = 45. RESULTS: Phaeochromocytoma was diagnosed in 85/309 patients with RET mutations in the following exons (phaeos/all carriers, %): exon 11 (56/120, 46·6%); exon 16 (7/17, 41·2%), exon 10 (14/47, 29·8%), and exon 13-15 (2/116, 1·7%)...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599049/an-interview-with-soma-president-steven-viola-socm-atp-nremt-p
#13
Andre Pennardt
Interviewed by COL (Ret) Andre Pennardt, MD.
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598261/neurotoxicity-of-alkylated-polycyclic-aromatic-compounds-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells
#14
Sailendra Nath Sarma, Jules M Blais, Hing Man Chan
Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAC) are ubiquitous environmental pollutants originating from incomplete combustion processes. While the toxicity of parent PAC such as benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is well characterized, effects of other alkyl-PAC dibenzothiophene (DBT) and retene (Ret) are not well established. The aim of this study was to examine the underlying relative neurotoxic mechanisms attributed to BaP (parent PAH), DBT and Ret (alkyl-PACs) using human neuroblastoma SK-N-SH cells. The lethal concentrations (LC10 and LC20) were found at approximately 10 µM and 40 µM, respectively after 24-h exposure of SK-N-SH cells...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598087/-bioinformatic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-involved-in-the-post-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damage-of-newborn-rats
#15
Jing Shi, Jun Tang, De-Zhi Mu
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in cerebral cortices of rats which were seven weeks after neonatal hypoxic ischemic brain damage (HIBD) and elucidate the biological significance of the DEGs. METHODS: The gene expression profile of GSE37777, including 4 HI samples subjected to HIBD and 4 normal controls, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database (GEO). DEGs were screened using the R package in HIBD groups compared with normal controls...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594148/analysis-of-selected-genes-associated-with-cardiomyopathy-by%C3%A2-next-generation-sequencing
#16
Viktoria Szabadosova, Iveta Boronova, Peter Ferenc, Iveta Tothova, Jarmila Bernasovska, Michaela Zigova, Jan Kmec, Ivan Bernasovsky
BACKGROUND: As the leading cause of congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy represents a heterogenous group of heart muscle disorders. Despite considerable progress being made in the genetic diagnosis of cardiomyopathy by detection of the mutations in the most prevalent cardiomyopathy genes, the cause remains unsolved in many patients. High-throughput mutation screening in the disease genes for cardiomyopathy is now possible because of using target enrichment followed by next-generation sequencing...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593518/purification-characterization-and-retting-of-crotolaria-juncea-fibres-by-an-alkaline-pectin-lyase-from-fusarium-oxysporum-mtcc-1755
#17
S Yadav, S K Maurya, G Anand, R Dwivedi, D Yadav
Using solid-state fermentation, production of an industrially important pectin lyase from a fungal strain Fusarium oxysporum MTCC 1755 was attempted, which was further subjected to purification and characterization. The enzyme was purified by three steps, namely ammonium sulfate fractionation, cation-exchange chromatography on CM cellulose followed by gel filtration chromatography using Sephadex G-100 column. A 16-fold purification with 31.2% yield and 3.2 U/mg specific activity was achieved. The optimum pH of the purified enzyme was 9...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591570/compromised-survival-of-cerebellar-molecular-layer-interneurons-lacking-gdnf-receptors-gfr%C3%AE-1-or-ret-impairs-normal-cerebellar-motor-learning
#18
Maria Christina Sergaki, Juan Carlos López-Ramos, Stefanos Stagkourakis, Agnès Gruart, Christian Broberger, José María Delgado-García, Carlos F Ibáñez
The role of neurotrophic factors as endogenous survival proteins for brain neurons remains contentious. In the cerebellum, the signals controlling survival of molecular layer interneurons (MLIs) are unknown, and direct evidence for the requirement of a full complement of MLIs for normal cerebellar function and motor learning has been lacking. Here, we show that Purkinje cells (PCs), the target of MLIs, express the neurotrophic factor GDNF during MLI development and survival of MLIs depends on GDNF receptors GFRα1 and RET...
June 6, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591061/effects-of-elastic-resistance-exercise-on-body-composition-and-physical-capacity-in-older-women-with-sarcopenic-obesity-a-consort-compliant-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Chun-De Liao, Jau-Yih Tsauo, Li-Fong Lin, Shih-Wei Huang, Jan-Wen Ku, Lin-Chuan Chou, Tsan-Hon Liou
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is associated with loss of muscle mass and an increased risk of physical disability in elderly people. However, the prevalence of sarcopenia has increased in obese elderly populations. The purpose of this study was to identify the clinical efficacy of elastic resistance exercise training (RET) in patients with sarcopenic obesity. METHODS: This study was conducted at the rehabilitation center of a university-based teaching hospital and was designed as a prospective and randomized controlled trial with an intention-to-treat analysis...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586102/enhancing-photodynamic-therapy-through-resonance-energy-transfer-constructed-near-infrared-photosensitized-nanoparticles
#20
Ling Huang, Zhanjun Li, Yang Zhao, Jinyi Yang, Yucheng Yang, Aarushi Iris Pendharkar, Yuanwei Zhang, Sharon Kelmar, Liyong Chen, Wenting Wu, Jianzhang Zhao, Gang Han
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an important cancer treatment modality due to its minimally invasive nature. However, the efficiency of existing PDT drug molecules in the deep-tissue-penetrable near-infrared (NIR) region has been the major hurdle that has hindered further development and clinical usage of PDT. Thus, herein a strategy is presented to utilize a resonance energy transfer (RET) mechanism to construct a novel dyad photosensitizer which is able to dramatically boost NIR photon utility and enhance singlet oxygen generation...
June 6, 2017: Advanced Materials
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