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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076782/gfr%C3%AE-1-regulates-purkinje-cell-migration-by-counteracting-ncam-function
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Maria Christina Sergaki, Carlos F Ibáñez
During embryonic development of the cerebellum, Purkinje cells (PCs) migrate away from the ventricular zone to form the PC plate. The mechanisms that regulate PC migration are incompletely understood. Here, we report that the neurotrophic receptor GFRα1 is transiently expressed in developing PCs and loss of GFRα1 delays PC migration. Neither GDNF nor RET, the canonical GFRα1 ligand and co-receptor, respectively, contribute to this process. Instead, we found that the neural cell adhesion molecule NCAM is co-expressed and directly interacts with GFRα1 in embryonic PCs...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073897/identification-of-alk-ros1-and-ret-fusions-by-a-multiplexed-mrna-based-assay-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-samples-from-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Noemí Reguart, Cristina Teixidó, Ana Giménez-Capitán, Laia Paré, Patricia Galván, Santiago Viteri, Sonia Rodríguez, Vicente Peg, Erika Aldeguer, Nuria Viñolas, Jordi Remon, Niki Karachaliou, Esther Conde, Fernando Lopez-Rios, Ernest Nadal, Sabine Merkelbach-Bruse, Reinhard Büttner, Rafael Rosell, Miguel A Molina-Vila, Aleix Prat
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase (ALK), ROS protooncogene 1, receptor tyrosine kinase (ROS1), and ret protooncogene (RET) fusions are present in 5%-7% of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC); their accurate identification is critical to guide targeted therapies. FISH and immunohistochemistry (IHC) are considered the gold standards to determine gene fusions, they have limitations. The nCounter platform is a potentially useful genomic tool for multiplexed detection of gene fusions, but has not been validated in the clinical setting...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071986/evaluation-of-a-two-year-routine-application-of-molecular-testing-of-thyroid-fine-needle-aspirations-fna-using-a-7-gene-panel-in-a-primary-referral-setting-in-germany
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Markus Eszlinger, Katharina Böhme, Maha Ullmann, Fabian Görke, Udo Siebolts, Anna Neumann, Christiane Franzius, Sabine Adam, Thomas Molwitz, Christian Landvogt, Bassam Amro, Anja Hach, Berit Feldmann, Dieter Graf, Antje Wefer, Rainer Niemann, Catharina Bullmann, Günther Klaushenke, Reinhard Santen, Gregor Tönshoff, Velimir Ivancevic, Andreas Kögler, Eberhard Bell, Bernd Lorenz, Gerald Kluge, Christoph Hartenstein, Ilka Ruschenburg, Ralf Paschke
BACKGROUND: Major differences with respect to the diagnostic performance of a "ruling in" approach in the pre-surgical diagnosis of indeterminate thyroid fine needle aspirations (FNAs) have been reported. Therefore, the aim of this prospective multicenter study was to investigate the specific diagnostic impact of mutation testing using a 7-gene-panel in a routine primary referral setting analyzing FNAs from endocrinology and nuclear medicine practices in Germany. METHODS: RNA and DNA was extracted from 564 routine air-dried FNA smears obtained from 64 physicians and cytologically graded by one experienced cytopathologist...
January 10, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069693/dna-fragile-site-breakage-as-a-measure-of-chemical-exposure-and-predictor-of-individual-susceptibility-to-form-oncogenic-rearrangements
#4
Christine E Lehman, Laura W Dillon, Yuri E Nikiforov, Yuh-Hwa Wang
Chromosomal rearrangements induced by non-radiation causes contribute to the majority of oncogenic fusions found in cancer. Treatment of human thyroid cells with fragile site-inducing laboratory chemicals can cause preferential DNA breakage at the RET gene and generate the RET/PTC1 rearrangement, a common driver mutation in papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC). Here, we demonstrate that treatment with non-cytotoxic levels of environmental chemicals (benzene and diethylnitrosamine) or chemotherapeutic agents (etoposide and doxorubicin) generates significant DNA breakage within RET at levels similar to those generated by fragile site-inducing laboratory chemicals...
January 9, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069272/smarcb1-ini1-deficient-sinonasal-carcinoma-shows-methylation-of-rassf1-gene-a-clinicopathological-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-genetic-study-of-a-recently-described-entity
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Jan Laco, Marcela Chmelařová, Hana Vošmiková, Kateřina Sieglová, Ivana Bubancová, Pavel Dundr, Kristýna Němejcová, Jaroslav Michálek, Petr Čelakovský, Radovan Mottl, Igor Sirák, Milan Vošmik, Aleš Ryška
The aim of the study was detailed clinicopathological investigation of SMARCB1/INI1-deficient sinonasal carcinomas, including molecular genetic analysis of mutational status and DNA methylation of selected protooncogenes and tumor suppressor genes by means of next generation sequencing (NGS) and methylation-specific multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MS-MLPA). A total of 4/56 (7%) cases of SMARCB1/INI1-deficient carcinomas were detected among 56 sinonasal carcinomas diagnosed over a 19year period using immunohistochemical screening...
October 25, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068878/long-term-control-of-hypercortisolism-by-vandetanib-in-a-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-a-somatic-ret-mutation
#6
Anne-Cécile Paepegaey, Beatrix Cochand-Priollet, Estelle Louiset, Pierre Olivier Sarfati, Marco Alifano, Nelly Burnichon, Marie Bienvenu-Perrard, Najiba Lahlou, Léopoldine Bricaire, Lionel Groussin
CONTEXT: Medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTCs) complicated by ectopic Cushing's syndrome have a poor prognosis, partially due to the difficulties to control hypercortisolism by adrenal blocking drugs. Recent reports (including the initial follow-up of this patient) have suggested that tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be a therapeutic option due to an antisecretory action on ACTH. However, there is a lack of long-term follow-up studies. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 58 year-old man with a MTC-related Cushing's syndrome resistant to a combination of several anticortisolic drugs...
January 9, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066545/predicting-signatures-of-anisotropic-resonance-energy-transfer-in-dye-functionalized-nanoparticles
#7
Gabriel Gil, Stefano Corni, Alain Delgado, Andrea Bertoni, Guido Goldoni
Resonance energy transfer (RET) is an inherently anisotropic process. Even the simplest, well-known Förster theory, based on the transition dipole-dipole coupling, implicitly incorporates the anisotropic character of RET. In this theoretical work, we study possible signatures of the fundamental anisotropic character of RET in hybrid nanomaterials composed of a semiconductor nanoparticle (NP) decorated with molecular dyes. In particular, by means of a realistic kinetic model, we show that the analysis of the dye photoluminescence difference for orthogonal input polarizations reveals the anisotropic character of the dye-NP RET which arises from the intrinsic anisotropy of the NP lattice...
November 13, 2016: RSC Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059096/colorectal-mixed-adenoneuroendocrine-carcinomas-and-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-are-genetically-closely-related-to-colorectal-adenocarcinomas
#8
Moritz Jesinghaus, Björn Konukiewitz, Gisela Keller, Matthias Kloor, Katja Steiger, Magdalena Reiche, Roland Penzel, Volker Endris, Ruza Arsenic, Gratiana Hermann, Albrecht Stenzinger, Wilko Weichert, Nicole Pfarr, Günter Klöppel
Colorectal mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas are rare and clinically aggressive neoplasms with considerable morphological heterogeneity. Data on their genomic characteristics and molecular associations to either conventional colorectal adenocarcinomas or poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms is still scarce, hampering optimized patient treatment and care. Tissue from 19 colorectal mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas and eight colorectal poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms (neuroendocrine carcinomas) was microdissected and subjected to next-generation sequencing using a colorectal adenocarcinoma-specific panel comprising 196 amplicons covering 32 genes linked to colorectal adenocarcinoma, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasm tumorigenesis...
January 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052655/genetic-alterations-and-their-clinical-implications-in-high-recurrence-risk-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#9
Min-Young Lee, Bo Mi Ku, Hae Su Kim, Ji Yun Lee, Sung Hee Lim, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Keunchil Park, Young Lyun Oh, Mineui Hong, Han-Sin Jeong, Young-Ik Son, Chung-Hwan Baek, Myung-Ju Ahn
Purpose: Papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) frequently involve genetic alterations. The objective of this study was to investigate genetic alterations and further explore the relationships between these genetic alterations and clinicopathological characteristics in a high-recurrence risk (node positive, N1) PTC group. Materials and Methods: Tumor tissue blocks were obtained from 240 surgically resected patients with histologically confirmed stage III/IV (pT3/4 or N1) PTCs...
December 26, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050146/personalized-oncogenomics-in-the-management-of-gastrointestinal-carcinomas-early-experiences-from-a-pilot-study
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B S Sheffield, B Tessier-Cloutier, H Li-Chang, Y Shen, E Pleasance, K Kasaian, Y Li, S J M Jones, H J Lim, D J Renouf, D G Huntsman, S Yip, J Laskin, M Marra, D F Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal carcinomas are genomically complex cancers that are lethal in the metastatic setting. Whole-genome and transcriptome sequencing allow for the simultaneous characterization of multiple oncogenic pathways. METHODS: We report 3 cases of metastatic gastrointestinal carcinoma in patients enrolled in the Personalized Onco-Genomics program at the BC Cancer Agency. Real-time genomic profiling was combined with clinical expertise to diagnose a carcinoma of unknown primary, to explore treatment response to bevacizumab in a colorectal cancer, and to characterize an appendiceal adenocarcinoma...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042533/a-brief-review-on-the-molecular-basis-of-medullary-tyroid-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Masoumeh Mohammadi, Mehdi Hedayati
Approximately 5-10% of all thyroid cancers are medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTC). MTC is mainly sporadic in nature, but 20-30% of cases are hereditary. Genetic testing for hereditary MTC is very important for the patient and his family, but the patients must be receiving appropriate genetic counseling. About 98% of patients with hereditary MTC have germline mutations in exons 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 and intron 16 of the REarrangement during transfection (RET) proto-oncogene, but the etiology of the more frequent sporadic form of MTC (sMTC) is not well understood...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042325/smart-cu-ii-aptamer-complexes-based-gold-nanoplatform-for-tumor-micro-environment-triggered-programmable-intracellular-prodrug-release-photodynamic-treatment-and-aggregation-induced-photothermal-therapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Da Zhang, Aixian Zheng, Juan Li, Ming Wu, Lingjie Wu, Zuwu Wei, Naishun Liao, Xiaolong Zhang, Zhixiong Cai, Huanghao Yang, Gang Liu, Xiaolong Liu, Jingfeng Liu
This study describes smart Cu(II)-aptamer complexes based gold nanoplatform for tumor micro-environment triggered programmable prodrug release, in demand photodynamic therapy and aggregation induced photothermal ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma. The nanoplatform is consist of monodispersed gold nanoparticle (GNP) that is binding to HCC cell specific targeting aptamers (TLS11a) through Au-S bond; the aptamer is labeled with Ce6 at the 5'end and coordinated with Cu(II) through (GA)10 repeating bases to load AQ4N at the 3' end...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040622/comparison-of-radon-doses-based-on-different-radon-monitoring-approaches
#13
Janja Vaupotič, Nataša Smrekar, Zora S Žunić
In 43 places (23 schools, 3 kindergartens, 16 offices and one dwelling), indoor radon has been monitored as an intercomparison experiment, using α-scintillation cells (SC - Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia), various kinds of solid state nuclear track detectors (KfK - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; UFO - National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan; RET - University College Dublin, Ireland) and active electronic devices (EQF, Sarad, Germany). At the same place, the radon levels and, consequently, the effective doses obtained with different radon devices differed substantially (by a factor of 2 or more), and no regularity was observed as regards which detector would show a higher or lower dose...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024928/molecular-profiling-and-survival-of-completely-resected-primary-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
#14
Guangyuan Lou, Xinmin Yu, Zhengbo Song
BACKGROUND: Currently, molecular profiles and prognosis of primary pulmonary neuroendocrine carcinoma (PNC) are poorly elucidated. The present study was designed to evaluate genomic abnormalities and survival in patients with primary PNC. METHODS: Completely resected PNC samples were collected from Zhejiang Cancer Hospital during the period of 2008 to 2015. Nine driver genes, including 6 mutations (EGFR, KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, BRAF, and HER2) and 3 fusions (ALK, ROS1, and RET), were evaluated by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018431/genetic-and-clinical-features-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-experience-of-a-single-center-in-costa-rica
#15
Javier Calvo, Gabriel Torrealba, Adriana Sáenz, Carlos Santamaría, Estela Morera, Silvia Alvarado, Yolanda Roa, Michelle González
Background. Activating mutations in the RET gene leads to medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Guidelines encourage performing RET analysis in subjects with hereditary and sporadic disease. Materials and Methods. Design. Observational, case series report study. Patients. Subjects diagnosed with MTC, with a thyroidectomy performed in a single center in Costa Rica between the years 2006 and 2015. Diagnosis and Follow-Up. Pre- and postoperative calcitonin, RET mutation, and neck ultrasound and tomography were obtained...
2016: Journal of Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018211/cistanche-tubulosa-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-through-regulation-of-apoptosis-and-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#16
Qian Xu, Wen Fan, Shui-Fen Ye, Yi-Bo Cong, Wei Qin, Shi-Ya Chen, Jing Cai
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease with the pathological hallmark of reduced nigrostriatal dopamine. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinical practice, the nanopowder of Cistanche tubulosa has therapeutic effects on PD. To identify the therapeutic mechanism, this study tested the protective effect of different doses of MPP(+)-induced toxicity in MES23.5 cells using the MTT assay and in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced PD mice (vehicles). Immunohistochemistry was used to assess cytomorphology and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) expression...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018176/activated-microglia-induce-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-produce-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-protect-neurons-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-injury
#17
Bingke Lv, Feng Li, Jie Fang, Limin Xu, Chengmei Sun, Jianbang Han, Tian Hua, Zhongfei Zhang, Zhiming Feng, Qinghua Wang, Xiaodan Jiang
In this study, we investigated interactions among microglia (MG), bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and neurons in cerebral ischemia and the potential mechanisms using an in vitro oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) model. Rat BMSCs were incubated with conditioned medium (CM) from in vitro cultures of OGD-activated rat MG and murine BV2 MG cells. Effects of glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) on rat neuron viability, apoptosis, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) were analyzed in this model...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017533/re-emergent-tremor-in-parkinson-s-disease-clinical-and-accelerometric-properties
#18
Zübeyde Aytürk, Rezzak Yilmaz, M Cenk Akbostanci
Re-emergent tremor (RET) and the classical parkinsonian rest tremor were considered as two different phenomena of the same central tremor circuit. However, clinical and accelerometric characteristics of these tremors were not previously compared in a single study. We evaluated disease characteristics and accelerometric measurements of two tremor types in 42 patients with Parkinson's disease. Disease specific features and accelerometric measurements of peak frequency, amplitude at peak frequency and the root mean square (RMS) amplitude of two tremor types were compared...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013235/kinase-impact-assessment-in-the-landscape-of-fusion-genes-that-retain-kinase-domains-a-pan-cancer-study
#19
Pora Kim, Peilin Jia, Zhongming Zhao
Assessing the impact of kinase in gene fusion is essential for both identifying driver fusion genes (FGs) and developing molecular targeted therapies. Kinase domain retention is a crucial factor in kinase fusion genes (KFGs), but such a systematic investigation has not been done yet. To this end, we analyzed kinase domain retention (KDR) status in chimeric protein sequences of 914 KFGs covering 312 kinases across 13 major cancer types. Based on 171 kinase domain-retained KFGs including 101 kinases, we studied their recurrence, kinase groups, fusion partners, exon-based expression depth, short DNA motifs around the break points and networks...
December 24, 2016: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011461/antitumor-activity-of-rxdx-105-in-multiple-cancer-types-with-ret-rearrangements-or-mutations
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Gang G Li, Romel Somwar, James Joseph, Roger S Smith, Takuo Hayashi, Leenus Martin, Aleksandra Franovic, Annelie Schairer, Eric S Martin, Gregory J Riely, Jason Harris, Shunqi Yan, Ge Wei, Jennifer Oliver, Rupal Patel, Pratik Multani, Marc Ladanyi, Alexander Drilon
PURPOSE: While multikinase inhibitors with RET activity are active in RET-rearranged thyroid and lung cancers, objective response rates are relatively low and toxicity can be substantial. The development of novel RET inhibitors with improved potency and/or reduced toxicity is thus an unmet need. RXDX-105 is a small molecule kinase inhibitor that potently inhibits RET. The purpose of the preclinical and clinical studies was to evaluate the potential of RXDX-105 as an effective therapy for cancers driven by RET alterations...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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