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Wilms tumour

Marcello Ceci, Claudia Carlantoni, Maria Azzurra Missinato, Davide Bonvissuto, Bruna Di Giacomo, Riccardo Contu, Nicla Romano
Zebrafish could be an interesting translational model to understand and improve the post-infarction trial and possible regeneration in humans. The adult zebrafish is able to regenerate efficiently after resecting nearly 20% of the ventricular apex. This process requires the concert activation of the epicardium and endocardium, as well as trans-differentiation of pre-existing cardiomyocytes that together replace the lost tissue. The molecular mechanisms involved in this activation process are not completely clarified...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
Najla El-Hachem, Nadia Habel, Tanesha Naiken, Hanene Bzioueche, Yann Cheli, Guillaume E Beranger, Emilie Jaune, Florian Rouaud, Nicolas Nottet, Frédéric Reinier, Céline Gaudel, Pascale Colosetti, Corine Bertolotto, Robert Ballotti
HACE1 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase described as a tumour suppressor because HACE1-knockout mice develop multi-organ, late-onset cancers and because HACE1 expression is lost in several neoplasms, such as Wilms' tumours and colorectal cancer. However, a search of public databases indicated that HACE1 expression is maintained in melanomas. We demonstrated that HACE1 promoted melanoma cell migration and adhesion in vitro and was required for mouse lung colonisation by melanoma cells in vivo. Transcriptomic analysis of HACE1-depleted melanoma cells revealed an inhibition of ITGAV and ITGB1 as well changes in other genes involved in cell migration...
March 7, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
M Hoshneara, M U Ahmed, M M Rahman, M Begum, R Ferdousi, U Ayma, K Begum, R Ara, M S Islam, I H Chowdhury, M A Sangma, M N Farzana
Ultrasonography is a very useful diagnostic tool to evaluate pediatric abdominal mass. This cross sectional study was conducted among clinically suspected patients having malignant abdominal mass attending in the department of Radiology & Imaging, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from January 2008 to December 2009. Total 56 patients were included in this study. Patients were scanned by high resolution gray scale ultrasonography of the abdominal masses. After surgical procedure, biopsy specimen were collected in a container containing 10% formalin and sent for histopathological examination...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Ling-Fei Zhang, Qing-Chuan Zheng, Hong-Xing Zhang
The Wilms' tumour suppressor protein (WT1) plays a multifaceted role in human cancer processes. Mutations on its DNA recognition domain could lead to Denys-Drash syndrome (DDS), and alternate splicing results in insertion of the tripeptide Lys-Thr-Ser (KTS) between the third and fourth zinc fingers (ZFs), leading to changes in the DNA-binding function. However, detailed recognition mechanisms of the WT1-DNA complex have not been explored. To clarify the mutational effects upon WT1 towards DNA binding at the atomic level, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and the molecular mechanics/Poisson Boltzmann surface area (MM/PBSA) method were employed...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Trijn Israels, Vivian Paintsil, Dalida Nyirenda, Francine Kouya, Glenn Mbah Afungchwi, Peter Hesseling, Clara Tump, Gertjan Kaspers, Liz Burns, Ramandeep Singh Arora, George Chagaluka, Philippa Nana, Lorna Renner, Elizabeth Molyneux
BACKGROUND: The Collaborative Wilms Tumour (WT) Africa Project has implemented an adapted WT treatment guideline in sub-Saharan Africa as a multi-centre prospective clinical trial. A retrospective, baseline evaluation of end-of-treatment outcome was performed for a 2-year period prior to the introduction of this guideline. The collaborative project aims to reduce both treatment abandonment and death during treatment to less than 10% for improving survival. PROCEDURE: All participating centres obtained local Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval and implemented the adapted WT treatment guideline...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Nicola Sgaramella, Xiaolian Gu, Linda Boldrup, Philip J Coates, Robin Fahraeus, Luigi Califano, Gianpaolo Tartaro, Giuseppe Colella, Lena Norberg Spaak, Adrian Strom, Torben Wilms, Lorenzo Lo Muzio, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Mario Santagata, Lotta Loljung, Riccardo Rossiello, Karin Danielsson, Klas Strindlund, Sandra Lillqvist, Karin Nylander
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, SCCHN, is a heterogeneous group of tumours not only concerning site of origin but also regarding aetiology. The 5-year survival for the whole group of SCCHN tumours has not significantly improved over the last 20-25 years. Apart from tumour spread to lymph nodes, N status, gains and losses of specific chromosomes are the only factors shown to be independent prognostic markers for these tumours. Worldwide an increasing number of people ? 40 years are seen being affected by tongue SCC, the most common tumour within the SCCHN group...
January 16, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
Glenda Comai, Agnès Boutet, Kristina Tanneberger, Filippo Massa, Ana-Sofia Rocha, Aurelie Charlet, Clara Panzolini, Fariba Jian Motamedi, Robert Brommage, Wolfgang Hans, Thomas Funck-Brentano, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Christine Hartmann, Martine Cohen-Solal, Jürgen Behrens, Andreas Schedl
The X-linked WTX/AMER1 protein forms an important component of the β-catenin destruction complex that can both enhance and suppress canonical β-catenin signalling. Somatic mutations in WTX/AMER1 have been found in a proportion of the pediatric kidney cancer Wilms' tumour. By contrast, germline mutations cause the severe sclerosing bone dysplasia osteopathia striata congenita with cranial sclerosis (OSCS), a condition usually associated with fetal or perinatal lethality in male patients. Here we addressed the developmental and molecular function of WTX by generating two novel mouse alleles...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Ning Wang, Hor-Yue Tan, Yau-Tuen Chan, Wei Guo, Sha Li, Yibin Feng
Candidates from Chinese herbal Medicine might be preferable in drug discovery as the abundant experiences of traditional use usually hint the clinical efficacy. In this study, we screened the anti-tumour effect of several commonly used Chinese herbal Medicines on human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HCC). We identified that Salvia chinensia Benth. (Shijianchuan in Chinese, SJC) exhibited prominent in vitro inhibition of HCC cells and suppressed the orthotopic growth of HCC in the liver of mice and repressed the lung metastasis of tumour cells...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Tove Ullmark, Giorgia Montano, Urban Gullberg
The Wilms' tumour gene 1 protein (WT1) is a zinc finger transcription factor found indispensable for foetal development. WT1 has also been implicated in the development of tumours in several organ systems, including acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Four main WT1 isoforms come from 2 alternative splice events. One alternative splice results in the inclusion or exclusion of 3 amino acids, KTS, between zinc fingers 3 and 4 in the WT1 protein. The KTS insert has been extensively investigated due to the functional implications for DNA and RNA binding...
March 2018: European Journal of Haematology
Shibo Zhu, Wen Fu, Liyu Zhang, Kai Fu, Jinhua Hu, Wei Jia, Guochang Liu
OBJECTIVES: Although dramatic improvements of overall survival has achieved in patients with favourable histology Wilms tumour, disease recurrence is still the main cause of cancer-related death in childhood. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as oncogenes or tumour suppressors are dysregulated during carcinogenesis. However, the role of lncRNAs in the pathogenesis of Wilms tumour is unknown. Here, an lncRNA LINC00473 signature that functioned as oncogene was identified in Wilms tumour. METHODS: Wilms tumour (n = 15) and relative normal tissues were collected...
November 20, 2017: Cell Proliferation
Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Janna A Hol, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Harm van Tinteren, Rhoikos Furtwängler, Arnauld C Verschuur, Gordan M Vujanic, Ivo Leuschner, Jesper Brok, Christian Rübe, Anne M Smets, Geert O Janssens, Jan Godzinski, Gema L Ramírez-Villar, Beatriz de Camargo, Heidi Segers, Paola Collini, Manfred Gessler, Christophe Bergeron, Filippo Spreafico, Norbert Graf
The Renal Tumour Study Group of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP-RTSG) has developed a new protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood renal tumours, the UMBRELLA SIOP-RTSG 2016 (the UMBRELLA protocol), to continue international collaboration in the treatment of childhood renal tumours. This protocol will support integrated biomarker and imaging research, focussing on assessing the independent prognostic value of genomic changes within the tumour and the volume of the blastemal component that survives preoperative chemotherapy...
December 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
William Mifsud, Kathy Pritchard-Jones
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
Douglas A Canning
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Urology
Eva Christine Schumacher, Silke Götze, Claus Kordes, Vladimir Benes, Dieter Häussinger
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) of the liver. They are unique among MSCs, since HSCs remain in a quiescent, retinoid-storing state in the normal liver but become activated after liver injury and contribute to tissue repair. The epigenetic mechanisms accompanying the transition of HSCs from a quiescent to an activated state are in the focus of the present study. We investigated the methylome and transcriptome during this process and observed profound changes. While the promoter methylation correlated negatively with gene expression, the gene-body methylation revealed no clear correlation...
December 15, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
Ryuji Fukuzawa, Matthew R Anaka, Ian M Morison, Anthony E Reeve
Wilms tumour (WT) is an embryonal tumour that recapitulates kidney development. The normal kidney is formed from two distinct embryological origins: the metanephric mesenchyme (MM) and the ureteric bud (UB). It is generally accepted that WT arises from precursor cells in the MM; however whether UB-equivalent structures participate in tumorigenesis is uncertain. To address the question of the involvement of UB, we assessed 55 Wilms tumours for the molecular features of MM and UB using gene expression profiling, immunohistochemsitry and immunofluorescence...
2017: PloS One
Sharon G Cox, A Davidson, J Thomas, A Brooks, J Hewitson, A Numanoglu, A J W Millar
PURPOSE: To review demographics, effect of preoperative chemotherapy on tumour thrombus, imaging, operative strategy, and outcomes of 12 patients presenting with intracardiac extension of Wilms tumour thrombus. METHODS: A retrospective audit was undertaken on patients with intracardiac extension of Wilms tumour. Patients were identified from the oncology database and information obtained on clinical presentation, stage, preoperative treatment, surgical procedures and complications, histology, and survival status...
October 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
Goutam Bera, Zeenat Ara, Moumita Sengupta, Uttara Chatterjee, Madhumita Mukhopadhyay
Wilms' tumour, a renal malignancy, primarily occurs in children with a peak incidence between 2 to 5 years age group and accounts for approximately 95% of childhood renal malignancies. Though rarely, it may also occur in adults with an incidence rate of less than 0.2 per million per year. Microscopically, there is no difference between Wilms' tumour of paediatric and adult age groups. But the prognosis for adults with Wilms' tumour is thought to be worse than that for children possibly due to more aggressive clinical course in case of adult Wilms' tumour...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Lourdes Hontecillas-Prieto, Daniel J Garcia-Dominguez, Diego Pascual Vaca, Rosa Garcia-Mejias, David Marcilla, Gema L Ramirez-Villar, Carmen Saez, Enrique de Álava
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.14491.].
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
Torben Wilms, Gulfaraz Khan, Philip J Coates, Nicola Sgaramella, Robin Fåhraeus, Asma Hassani, Pretty S Philip, Lena Norberg Spaak, Luigi Califano, Giuseppe Colella, Katarina Olofsson, Christos Loizou, Renato Franco, Karin Nylander
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) comprises a large group of cancers in the oral cavity and nasopharyngeal area that typically arise in older males in association with alcohol/tobacco usage. Within the oral cavity, the mobile tongue is the most common site for tumour development. The incidence of tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) is increasing in younger people, which has been suggested to associate with a viral aetiology. Two common human oncogenic viruses, human papilloma virus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are known causes of certain types of SCCHN, namely the oropharynx and nasopharynx, respectively...
2017: PloS One
Grant Otto
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November 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
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