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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538157/cell-and-tissue-scale-forces-coregulate-fgfr2-dependent-tetrads-and-rosettes-in-the-mouse-embryo
#1
Jun Wen, Hirotaka Tao, Kimberly Lau, Haijiao Liu, Craig A Simmons, Yu Sun, Sevan Hopyan
What motivates animal cells to intercalate is a longstanding question that is fundamental to morphogenesis. A basic mode of cell rearrangement involves dynamic multicellular structures called tetrads and rosettes. The contribution of cell-intrinsic and tissue-scale forces to the formation and resolution of these structures remains unclear, especially in vertebrates. Here, we show that Fgfr2 regulates both the formation and resolution of tetrads and rosettes in the mouse embryo, possibly in part by spatially restricting atypical protein kinase C, a negative regulator of non-muscle myosin IIB...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536037/identification-of-molecular-targets-in-vulvar-cancers
#2
Marguerite L Palisoul, Mary M Mullen, Rebecca Feldman, Premal H Thaker
OBJECTIVES: To identify molecular alterations that contribute to vulvar cancer pathogenesis with the intent of identifying molecular targets for treatment. METHODS: After retrospective analysis of a database of molecularly-profiled gynecologic cancer patients, 149 vulvar cancer patients were included and tested centrally at a CLIA laboratory (Caris Life Sciences, Phoenix, AZ). Tests included one or more of the following: gene sequencing (Sanger or next generation sequencing [NGS]), protein expression (immunohistochemistry [IHC]), and gene amplification (C/FISH)...
May 20, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534463/gene-expression-analysis-of-bovine-embryonic-disc-trophoblast-and-parietal-hypoblast-at-the-start-of-gastrulation
#3
Peter L Pfeffer, Craig S Smith, Paul Maclean, Debra K Berg
In cattle early gastrulation-stage embryos (Stage 5), four tissues can be discerned: (i) the top layer of the embryonic disc consisting of embryonic ectoderm (EmE); (ii) the bottom layer of the disc consisting of mesoderm, endoderm and visceral hypoblast (MEH); (iii) the trophoblast (TB); and (iv) the parietal hypoblast. We performed microsurgery followed by RNA-seq to analyse the transcriptome of these four tissues as well as a developmentally earlier pre-gastrulation embryonic disc. The cattle EmE transcriptome was similar at Stages 4 and 5, characterised by the OCT4/SOX2/NANOG pluripotency network...
May 23, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524162/targeted-sequencing-based-analyses-of-candidate-gene-variants-in-ulcerative-colitis-associated-colorectal-neoplasia
#4
Sanjiban Chakrabarty, Vinay Koshy Varghese, Pranoy Sahu, Pradyumna Jayaram, Bhadravathi M Shivakumar, Cannanore Ganesh Pai, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
BACKGROUND: Long-standing ulcerative colitis (UC) leading to colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most serious and life-threatening consequences acknowledged globally. Ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal carcinogenesis showed distinct molecular alterations when compared with sporadic colorectal carcinoma. METHODS: Targeted sequencing of 409 genes in tissue samples of 18 long-standing UC subjects at high risk of colorectal carcinoma (UCHR) was performed to identify somatic driver mutations, which may be involved in the molecular changes during the transformation of non-dysplastic mucosa to high-grade dysplasia...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521414/association-of-fgfr2-rs2981582-sirt1-rs12778366-stat3-rs744166-gene-polymorphisms-with-pituitary-adenoma
#5
Brigita Glebauskiene, Alvita Vilkeviciute, Rasa Liutkeviciene, Silvija Jakstiene, Loresa Kriauciuniene, Reda Zemaitiene, Dalia Zaliuniene
The aim of the present study was to determine the association between sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) polymorphisms, and pituitary adenoma (PA) development, invasiveness, hormonal activity and recurrence. The present study included 143 patients with a diagnosis of PA. The reference group involved 808 healthy subjects. The genotyping of SIRT1 rs12778366, FGFR2 rs2981582 and STAT3 rs744166 was performed using the quantitative polymerase chain reaction method...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521156/2-oxo-3-4-dihydropyrimido-4-5-d-pyrimidinyl-derivatives-as-new-irreversible-pan-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-fgfr-inhibitors
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Xueqiang Li, Christopher P Guise, Rana Taghipouran, Yuliana Yosaatmadja, Amir Ashoorzadeh, Woo-Kyong Paik, Christopher J Squire, Shuang Jiang, Jinfeng Luo, Yong Xu, Zheng-Chao Tu, Xiaoyun Lu, Xiaomei Ren, Adam V Patterson, Jeff B Smaill, Ke Ding
A series of 2-oxo-3, 4-dihydropyrimido[4,5-d]-pyrimidinyl derivatives were designed and synthesized as new irreversible inhibitors of the FGFR family. One of the most promising compounds 2l potently inhibited FGFR1/2/3 with IC50 values of 1.06, 0.84 and 5.38 nM, respectively, whereas its potency against FGFR4 was diminished by an order of magnitude. Compound 2l strongly suppresses the proliferation of FGFR1-amplified H520 non-small cell lung cancer cells, FGFR2-amplified SUM52 breast cancer cells and FGFR3-amplified SW780 bladder cancer cells with low nanomolar IC50 values, but was significantly less potent against four FGFR-negative cancer cell lines, with low micromolar IC50 values...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510629/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-2-fgfr2-is-required-for-meibomian-gland-homeostasis-in-the-adult-mouse
#7
Lixing W Reneker, Lanlan Wang, Rebecca T Irlmeier, Andrew J W Huang
Purpose: Little is known about the signaling mechanisms controlling meibomian gland (MG) homeostasis and the pathogenic processes leading to MG atrophy and dysfunction in dry eye disease (DED). We investigated the role of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) in the MG homeostasis of adult mice. Methods: A triple transgenic mouse strain (Krt14-rtTA; tetO-Cre; Fgfr2flox/flox), referred to as Fgfr2CKO mice, was generated in which the Fgfr2 gene is ablated by Cre recombinase in keratin 14 (Krt14)-expressing epithelial cells on doxycycline (Dox) induction...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501555/antitumor-effect-of-azd4547-in-a-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-2-amplified-gastric-cancer-patient-derived-cell-model
#8
Jiryeon Jang, Hee Kyung Kim, Heejin Bang, Seung Tae Kim, Sun Young Kim, Se Hoon Park, Ho Yeong Lim, Won Ki Kang, Jeeyun Lee, Kyoung-Mee Kim
BACKGROUND: FGFR2 amplification is associated with aggressive gastric cancer (GC), and targeted drugs have been developed for treatment of GC. We evaluated the antitumor activity of an FGFR inhibitor in FGFR2-amplified GC patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. METHODS: Two GC patients with FGFR2 amplification confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization showed peritoneal seeding and malignant ascites. We used the patient-derived xenograft model; patient-derived cells (PDCs) from malignant ascites were used to assess FGFR2 expression and its downstream pathway using immunofluorescence analysis and immunoblot assay in vitro...
May 10, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486223/novel-unbalanced-translocations-affecting-the-long-arms-of-chromosomes-10-and-22-cause-complex-syndromes-with-very-severe-neurodevelopmental-delay-speech-impairment-autistic-behavior-and-epilepsy
#9
Emanuele G Coci, Andrea Auhuber, Anna Langenbach, Kristin Mrasek, Joachim Riedel, Andreas Leenen, Thomas Lücke, Thomas Liehr
Isolated abnormalities in terminal regions of chromosomes 10q and 22q were formerly described in patients affected by neuropsychological impairment, abnormal facies, and heterogeneous structural abnormalities of the body. Chromosomes 10q and 22q harbor important genes that play a major role in CNS development, like DOCK1 and SHANK3, and in overall body growth, like FGFR2 and HTRA1. By using clinical, neuroradiological, neurophysiological, and genetic assessment, we studied 3 siblings affected by 2 different forms of very severe neuropsychological impairment with structural physical abnormalities, epilepsy, and body overgrowth...
May 10, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483978/fgf-dependent-context-driven-role-for-frs-adapters-in-the-early-telencephalon
#10
Sayan Nandi, Grigoriy Gutin, Christopher A Blackwood, Nachiket G Kamatkar, Kyung W Lee, Gordon Fishell, Fen Wang, Mitchell Goldfarb, Jean M Hébert
FGF signaling, an important component of intercellular communication, is required in many tissues throughout development to promote diverse cellular processes. Whether FGF receptors (FGFRs) accomplish such varied tasks in part by activating different intracellular transducers in different contexts remains unclear. Here we use the developing mouse telencephalon as an example to study the role of the FRS adapters, FRS2 and FRS3, in mediating the functions of FGFRs. Using tissue-specific and germline mutants, we examine the requirement of Frs genes in two FGFR-dependent processes...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469963/mir-381-3p-suppresses-the-proliferation-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-by-directly-targeting-fgfr2
#11
Xiao Yang, Huibing Ruan, Xi Hu, Anyi Cao, Li Song
Mutiple microRNAs are implicated in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), which is characterized by a high rate of proliferation and nodal metastasis. Data from the present study showed that miR-381-3p is significantly underexpressed in both OSCC tissues and cell lines. Overexpression of miR-381-3p led to marked suppression of proliferation and cell cycle progression of OSCC cells and promotion of apoptosis. Notably, fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) was downregulated by miR-381-3p through direct interactions with its 3' untranslated region...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469731/integrated-data-analysis-reveals-potential-drivers-and-pathways-disrupted-by-dna-methylation-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinomas
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Caroline Moraes Beltrami, Mariana Bisarro Dos Reis, Mateus Camargo Barros-Filho, Fabio Albuquerque Marchi, Hellen Kuasne, Clóvis Antônio Lopes Pinto, Srikant Ambatipudi, Zdenko Herceg, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Silvia Regina Rogatto
BACKGROUND: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a common endocrine neoplasm with a recent increase in incidence in many countries. Although PTC has been explored by gene expression and DNA methylation studies, the regulatory mechanisms of the methylation on the gene expression was poorly clarified. In this study, DNA methylation profile (Illumina HumanMethylation 450K) of 41 PTC paired with non-neoplastic adjacent tissues (NT) was carried out to identify and contribute to the elucidation of the role of novel genic and intergenic regions beyond those described in the promoter and CpG islands (CGI)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468153/long-term-evaluation-of-mandibular-growth-in-children-with-fgfr2-mutations
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John C Kolar, Kanlaya Ditthakasem, Jeffrey A Fearon
BACKGROUND: Understanding mandibular growth in children with fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) mutations is important for planning the degree of midface advancement, and for determining the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Yet, relatively little is known about growth of the unoperated mandible in affected children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate mandibular growth through skeletal maturity in Apert, Crouzon, and Pfeiffer syndromes. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460431/circulating-tumor-dna-profiling-by-next-generation-sequencing-reveals-heterogeneity-of-crizotinib-resistance-mechanisms-in-a-gastric-cancer-patient-with-met-amplification
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Juan Du, Xue Wu, Xiaoling Tong, Xiaonan Wang, Jia Wei, Yang Yang, Zhili Chang, Yu Mao, Yang W Shao, Baorui Liu
Crizotinib has been used to counter MET gene amplification in a number of different human malignancies. Transient response to crizotinib in MET-amplified gastric cancer has been reported, but the mechanisms of resistance are not well studied. Here, we reported a stage IV gastric cancer patient with high levels of MET amplification. The implementation of crizotinib treatment led to significant symptomatic improvement in the first 2 months, but was followed by rapid disease progression. Periodic mutation profiling of patient's circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) by next generation sequencing (NGS) revealed a number of genetic alterations including re-occurrence of MET amplification, multiple secondary MET mutations, a dramatic increase of FGFR2 gene relative copy number as well as mutations in other downstream and bypassing elements, which may collectively related to the patient's cancer progression...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449808/validation-of-quantitative-pcr-based-assays-for-detection-of-gene-copy-number-aberrations-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-solid-tumor-samples
#15
Meenakshi Mehrotra, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Ronald Abraham, Bal Mukund Mishra, Shumaila Virani, Hui Chen, Mark J Routbort, Keyur P Patel, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Rajesh R Singh
Gene copy number changes are important somatic alterations in cancers. A number of high throughput methods, such as next generation sequencing, are capable of detecting copy number aberrations, but their use can be challenging and cost prohibitive for screening a small number of markers. Furthermore, detection of CNAs by high throughput platforms needs confirmation by an orthogonal technique, especially in cases with low level CNAs. Here, we have validated TaqMan based quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays to detect CNAs in genes of high clinical importance in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples...
April 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446466/landscape-of-combination-immunotherapy-and-targeted-therapy-to-improve-cancer-management
#16
Leandro M Colli, Mitchell J Machiela, Han Zhang, Timothy Myers, Lea Jessop, Olivier Delattre, Kai Yu, Stephen J Chanock
Cancer treatments composed of immune checkpoint inhibitors and oncogene-targeted drugs might improve cancer management, but there has been little investigation of their combined potential as yet. To estimate the fraction of cancer cases that might benefit from such combination therapy, we conducted an exploratory study of cancer genomic data sets to determine the proportion with somatic mutation profiles amenable to either immunotherapy or targeted therapy. We surveyed 13,349 genomic profiles from public databases for cases with specific mutations targeted by current agents or a burden of exome-wide non-synonymous mutations (NsM) that exceeds a proposed threshold for response to checkpoint inhibitors...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445128/3-dimensional-micropillar-drug-screening-identifies-fgfr2-iiic-overexpression-as-a-potential-target-in-metastatic-giant-cell-tumor
#17
Seung Tae Kim, Jusun Kim, Sumin Shin, Sun Young Kim, Dongwoo Lee, Bosung Ku, Yong Sung Shin, Jhingook Kim, Jeeyun Lee
We established two patient derived tumor cells (PDCs) from right and left pulmonary metastatic lesions respectively of a patient with giant cell tumor. At that time, patient-derived tumor cells from right and left surgical specimens were collected and cultured. High-throughput screening (HTS) for 24 drugs was conducted with a micropillar/microwell chip platform using giant cell tumor PDCs. Using 6 doses per drug in 6 replicates for giant cell tumor PDCs, the dose response curves and corresponding IC50 values were calculated from the scanned images using the S+ Chip Analyzer...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432837/identifying-genetic-sources-of-phenotypic-heterogeneity-in-orofacial-clefts-by-targeted-sequencing
#18
Jenna C Carlson, Margaret A Taub, Eleanor Feingold, Terri H Beaty, Jeffrey C Murray, Mary L Marazita, Elizabeth J Leslie
BACKGROUND: Orofacial clefts (OFCs), including nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P), are common birth defects. NSCL/P is highly heterogeneous with multiple phenotypic presentations. Two common subtypes of NSCL/P are cleft lip (CL) and cleft lip with cleft palate (CLP) which have different population prevalence. Similarly, NSCL/P can be divided into bilateral and unilateral clefts, with unilateral being the most common. Individuals with unilateral NSCL/P are more likely to be affected on the left side of the upper lip, but right side affection also occurs...
April 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430863/fgfr2-amplification-in-metastatic-hormone-positive-breast-cancer-and-response-to-an-mtor-inhibitor
#19
Lironne Wein, Peter Savas, Courtney Van Geelan, Franco Caramia, Kate Moodie, Sachin Joshi, Sherene Loi
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April 18, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418920/complementary-utility-of-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-and-immunohistochemistry-panels-as-a-screening-platform-to-select-targeted-therapy-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
#20
Hyo Song Kim, Hanna Lee, Su-Jin Shin, Seung-Hoon Beom, Minkyu Jung, Sujin Bae, Eun Young Lee, Kyu Hyun Park, Yoon Young Choi, Taeil Son, Hyoung-Il Kim, Jae-Ho Cheong, Woo Jin Hyung, Jun Chul Park, Sung Kwan Shin, Sang Kil Lee, Yong Chan Lee, Woong Sub Koom, Joon Seok Lim, Hyun Cheol Chung, Sung Hoon Noh, Sun Young Rha, Hyunki Kim, Soonmyung Paik
We tested the clinical utility of combined profiling of Ion Torrent PGM based next-generation sequencing (NGS) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) for assignment to molecularly targeted therapies. A consecutive cohort of 93 patients with advanced/metastatic GC who underwent palliative chemotherapy between March and December 2015 were prospectively enrolled. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumor biopsy specimens were subjected to a 10 GC panels [Epstein Barr virus encoding RNA in-situ hybridization, IHC for mismatch repair proteins (MMR; MLH1, PMS2, MSH2, and MSH6), receptor tyrosine kinases (HER2, EGFR, and MET), PTEN, and p53 protein], and a commercial targeted NGS panel of 52 genes (Oncomine Focus Assay)...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
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