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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300189/bcor-ccnb3-fusion-positive-sarcomas-a-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-analysis-of-36-cases-with-comparison-to-morphologic-spectrum-and-clinical-behavior-of-other-round-cell-sarcomas
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Yu-Chien Kao, Adepitan A Owosho, Yun-Shao Sung, Lei Zhang, Yumi Fujisawa, Jen-Chieh Lee, Leonard Wexler, Pedram Argani, David Swanson, Brendan C Dickson, Christopher D M Fletcher, Cristina R Antonescu
BCOR-CCNB3 sarcoma (BCS) is a recently defined genetic entity among undifferentiated round cell sarcomas, which was initially classified as and treated similarly to the Ewing sarcoma (ES) family of tumors. In contrast to ES, BCS shows consistent BCOR overexpression, and preliminary evidence suggests that these tumors share morphologic features with other tumors harboring BCOR genetic alterations, including BCOR internal tandem duplication (ITD) and BCOR-MAML3. To further investigate the pathologic features, clinical behavior, and their relationship to other round cell sarcomas, we collected 36 molecularly confirmed BCSs for a detailed histologic and immunohistochemical analysis...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246941/mitochondrial-inhibition-augments-the-efficacy-of-imatinib-by-resetting-the-metabolic-phenotype-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
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Gerardo A Vitiello, Benjamin D Medina, Shan Zeng, Timothy G Bowler, Jennifer Q Zhang, Jennifer K Loo, Nesteene J Param, Mengyuan Liu, John A Moral, Julia N Zhao, Ferdinand Rossi, Cristina R Antonescu, Vinod P Balachandran, Justin R Cross, Ronald P DeMatteo
PURPOSE: Imatinib dramatically reduces GIST 18 F-FDG uptake, providing an early indicator of treatment response. Despite decreased glucose internalization, many GIST cells persist, suggesting that alternative metabolic pathways are used for survival. The role of mitochondria in imatinib-treated GIST is largely unknown. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We quantified the metabolic activity of several human GIST cell lines. We treated human GIST xenografts and genetically engineered Kit V558del/+ mice with the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation inhibitor VLX600 in combination with imatinib and analyzed tumor volume, weight, histology, molecular signaling, and cell cycle activity...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192652/zc3h7b-bcor-high-grade-endometrial-stromal-sarcomas-a-report-of-17-cases-of-a-newly-defined-entity
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Natasha Lewis, Robert A Soslow, Deborah F Delair, Kay J Park, Rajmohan Murali, Travis J Hollmann, Ben Davidson, Francesca Micci, Ioannis Panagopoulos, Lien N Hoang, Javier A Arias-Stella, Esther Oliva, Robert H Young, Martee L Hensley, Mario M Leitao, Meera Hameed, Ryma Benayed, Marc Ladanyi, Denise Frosina, Achim A Jungbluth, Cristina R Antonescu, Sarah Chiang
High-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma likely encompasses underrecognized tumors harboring genetic abnormalities besides YWHAE-NUTM2 fusion. Triggered by three initial endometrial stromal sarcomas with ZC3H7B-BCOR fusion characterized by high-grade morphology and aggressive clinical behavior, we herein investigate the clinicopathologic features of this genetic subset by expanding the analysis to 17 such tumors. All of them occurred in adult women with a median age of 54 (range, 28-71) years. They were predominantly based in the endomyometrium and demonstrated tongue-like and/or pushing myometrial invasion...
December 1, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162563/foxf1-defines-the-core-regulatory-circuitry-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist
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Leili Ran, Yuedan Chen, Jessica Sher, Wai Pung E Wong, Devan Murphy, Jenny Q Zhang, Dan Li, Kemal Deniz, Inna Sirota, Zhen Cao, Shangqian Wang, Youxin Guan, Shipra Shukla, Katie Yang Li, Alan Chramiec, Yuanyuan Xie, Deyou Zheng, Richard P Koche, Cristina R Antonescu, Yu Chen, Ping Chi
The cellular context that integrates upstream signaling and downstream nuclear response dictates the oncogenic behaviour and shapes treatment responses in distinct cancer types. Here, we uncover that in GIST, the forkhead family member, FOXF1, directly controls the transcription of two master regulators, KIT and ETV1, both required for GIST precursor-interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) lineage-specification and GIST tumorigenesis. Further, FOXF1 co-localizes with ETV1 at enhancers and functions as a pioneer factor that regulates the ETV1-dependent GIST-lineage specific transcriptome through modulation of the local chromatin context, including chromatin accessibility, enhancer maintenance and ETV1 binding...
November 21, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119645/high-sensitivity-of-fish-analysis-in-detecting-homozygous-smarcb1-deletions-in-poorly-differentiated-chordoma-a-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-study-of-9-cases
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Adepitan A Owosho, Lei Zhang, Marc K Rosenblum, Cristina R Antonescu
Poorly differentiated chordomas (PDCs) represent a rare subset of notochordal neoplasms, affecting primarily children and associated with an aggressive outcome. In contrast to conventional chordomas, PDC show solid growth and increased cellularity, cytologic atypia, and mitotic activity. Recent studies have shown that PDCs are characterized by recurrent deletions encompassing the SMARCB1 locus, resulting in consistent loss of nuclear SMARCB1 expression. Thus PDC joined the expanding family of SMARCB1-deficient tumors characterized by various SMARCB1 structural abnormalities, ranging from large homozygous deletions to small intragenic mutations...
November 9, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058144/rectal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist-in-the-era-of-imatinib-organ-preservation-and-improved-oncologic-outcome
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Michael J Cavnar, Lin Wang, Vinod P Balachandran, Cristina R Antonescu, William D Tap, Mary Keohan, Sam Singer, Larissa Temple, Garrett M Nash, Martin R Weiser, Jose G Guillem, Julio Garcia Aguilar, Ronald P DeMatteo, Philip B Paty
BACKGROUND: Approximately 5% of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) originate in the rectum, and historically, radical resection was commonly performed. Little is known about the outcome for rectal GIST in the era of imatinib. METHODS: Using a prospectively maintained database, this study retrospectively analyzed 47 localized primary rectal GISTs treated at our center from 1982 to 2016, stratified by when imatinib became available in 2000. Overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and recurrence-free survival (RFS) were analyzed by the Kaplan-Meier method...
October 20, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039030/size-and-location-are-the-most-important-risk-factors-for-malignant-behavior-in-resected-solitary-fibrous-tumors
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Sepideh Gholami, Michael R Cassidy, Amanda Kirane, Deborah Kuk, Bhumika Zanchelli, Christina R Antonescu, Samuel Singer, Murray Brennan
PURPOSE: While previously thought to be clinically indolent, recent data suggest significant late metastatic capacity of solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs). We define prognostic factors for recurrence and disease-specific death (DSD) in resected primary SFTs. METHODS: Resected primary SFTs from 1982 to 2015 were identified from a prospective, single institutional database. Risk factors for local (LR) and distant recurrence (DR), and DSD were assessed using competing risk analysis...
December 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951624/erratum-pgbd5-promotes-site-specific-oncogenic-mutations-in-human-tumors
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Anton G Henssen, Richard Koche, Jiali Zhuang, Eileen Jiang, Casie Reed, Amy Eisenberg, Eric Still, Ian C MacArthur, Elias Rodríguez-Fos, Santiago Gonzalez, Montserrat Puiggròs, Andrew N Blackford, Christopher E Mason, Elisa de Stanchina, Mithat Gönen, Anne-Katrin Emde, Minita Shah, Kanika Arora, Catherine Reeves, Nicholas D Socci, Elizabeth Perlman, Cristina R Antonescu, Charles W M Roberts, Hanno Steen, Elizabeth Mullen, Stephen P Jackson, David Torrents, Zhiping Weng, Scott A Armstrong, Alex Kentsis
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September 27, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939748/in-depth-genetic-analysis-of-sclerosing-epithelioid-fibrosarcoma-reveals-recurrent-genomic-alterations-and-potential-treatment-targets
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Elsa Arbajian, Florian Puls, Cristina R Antonescu, M Fernanda Amary, Raf Sciot, Maria Debiec-Rychter, Vaiyapuri Sumathi, Marcus Järås, Linda Magnusson, Jenny Nilsson, Jakob Hofvander, Fredrik Mertens
PURPOSE: Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma (SEF) is a highly aggressive soft tissue sarcoma closely related to low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS). Some tumors display morphological characteristics of both SEF and LGFMS, so called hybrid SEF/LGFMS. Despite the overlap of gene fusion variants between these two tumor types, SEF is much more aggressive. The present study aimed to further characterize SEF and hybrid SEF/LGFMS genetically in order to better understand the role of the characteristic fusion genes and possible additional genetic alterations in tumorigenesis...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923937/direct-engagement-of-the-pi3k-pathway-by-mutant-kit-dominates-oncogenic-signaling-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
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Benedikt Bosbach, Ferdinand Rossi, Yasemin Yozgat, Jennifer Loo, Jennifer Q Zhang, Georgina Berrozpe, Katherine Warpinski, Imke Ehlers, Darren Veach, Andrew Kwok, Katia Manova, Cristina R Antonescu, Ronald P DeMatteo, Peter Besmer
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) predominantly harbor activating mutations in the receptor tyrosine kinase KIT. To genetically dissect in vivo the requirement of different signal transduction pathways emanating from KIT for tumorigenesis, the oncogenic Kit(V558Δ) mutation was combined with point mutations abrogating specific phosphorylation sites on KIT. Compared with single-mutant Kit(V558Δ/+) mice, double-mutant Kit(V558Δ;Y567F/Y567F) knock-in mice lacking the SRC family kinase-binding site on KIT (pY567) exhibited attenuated MAPK signaling and tumor growth...
October 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877062/recurrent-braf-gene-fusions-in-a-subset-of-pediatric-spindle-cell-sarcomas-expanding-the-genetic-spectrum-of-tumors-with-overlapping-features-with-infantile-fibrosarcoma
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Yu-Chien Kao, Christopher D M Fletcher, Rita Alaggio, Leonard Wexler, Lei Zhang, Yun-Shao Sung, Dicle Orhan, Wei-Chin Chang, David Swanson, Brendan C Dickson, Cristina R Antonescu
Infantile fibrosarcomas (IFS) represent a distinct group of soft tissue tumors occurring in patients under 2 years of age and most commonly involving the extremities. Most IFS show recurrent ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusions, sensitivity to chemotherapy, and an overall favorable clinical outcome. However, outside these well-defined pathologic features, no studies have investigated IFS lacking ETV6-NTRK3 fusions, or tumors with the morphology resembling IFS in older children. This study was triggered by the identification of a novel SEPT7-BRAF fusion in an unclassified retroperitoneal spindle cell sarcoma in a 16-year-old female by targeted RNA sequencing...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843361/germline-mutations-in-dna-repair-genes-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Erin M Parry, Dustin L Gable, Susan E Stanley, Sara E Khalil, Valentin Antonescu, Liliana Florea, Mary Armanios
INTRODUCTION: Although lung cancer is generally thought to be environmentally provoked, anecdotal familial clustering has been reported, suggesting that there may be genetic susceptibility factors. We systematically tested whether germline mutations in eight candidate genes may be risk factors for lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS: We studied lung adenocarcinoma cases for which germline sequence data had been generated as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas project but had not been previously analyzed...
November 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817404/primary-renal-sarcomas-with-bcor-ccnb3-gene-fusion-a-report-of-2-cases-showing-histologic-overlap-with-clear-cell-sarcoma-of-kidney-suggesting-further-link-between-bcor-related-sarcomas-of-the-kidney-and-soft-tissues
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Pedram Argani, Yu-Chien Kao, Lei Zhang, Carlos Bacchi, Andres Matoso, Rita Alaggio, Jonathan I Epstein, Cristina R Antonescu
We report 2 primary renal sarcomas demonstrating BCOR-CCNB3 gene fusions that have recently been identified in undifferentiated round cell sarcomas of bone and soft tissue. These neoplasms occurred in male children aged 11 and 12 years, and both were cystic as a result of entrapment and dilatation of native renal tubules. Both cases were composed of variably cellular bland spindle cells with fine chromatin set in myxoid stroma and separated by a branching capillary vasculature. Both neoplasms demonstrated immunoreactivity for BCOR, cyclin D1, TLE1, and SATB2 in the spindle neoplastic cells and negativity in the prominent capillary vasculature...
December 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814502/selective-regulation-of-clathrin-mediated-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-signaling-and-endocytosis-by-phospholipase-c-and-calcium
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Ralph Christian Delos Santos, Stephen Bautista, Stefanie Lucarelli, Leslie N Bone, Roya M Dayam, John Abousawan, Roberto J Botelho, Costin N Antonescu
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis is a major regulator of cell-surface protein internalization. Clathrin and other proteins assemble into small invaginating structures at the plasma membrane termed clathrin-coated pits (CCPs) that mediate vesicle formation. In addition, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling is regulated by its accumulation within CCPs. Given the diversity of proteins regulated by clathrin-mediated endocytosis, how this process may distinctly regulate specific receptors is a key question...
October 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796899/plag1-immunohistochemistry-is-a-sensitive-marker-for-pleomorphic-adenoma-a-comparative-study-with-plag1-genetic-abnormalities
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Nora Katabi, Bin Xu, Achim A Jungbluth, Lei Zhang, Sung Y Shao, Jason Lane, Ronald Ghossein, Cristina R Antonescu
AIMS: Pleomorphic adenoma gene 1 (PLAG1) gene rearrangement is the most common genetic abnormality in pleomorphic adenoma (PA), resulting in overexpression of PLAG1 protein. PA and carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CA ex-PA) can mimic various benign and malignant salivary gland tumours. The aims of this study are to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of PLAG1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) in the differential diagnosis of PA and CA ex-PA and to compare the PLAG1 immunohistochemical results to PLAG1 gene abnormalities as detected by fluorescence in-situ hybridisation (FISH)...
August 10, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794017/differential-recruitment-of-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-complexes-regulates-ret-isoform-internalization
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Brandy D Hyndman, Mathieu J F Crupi, Susan Peng, Leslie N Bone, Aisha N Rekab, Eric Y Lian, Simona M Wagner, Costin N Antonescu, Lois M Mulligan
The RET receptor tyrosine kinase is implicated in normal development and cancer. RET is expressed as two isoforms, RET9 and RET51, with unique C-terminal tail sequences that recruit distinct protein complexes to mediate signals. Upon activation, RET isoforms are internalized with distinct kinetics, suggesting differences in regulation. Here, we demonstrate that RET9 and RET51 differ in their abilities to recruit E3 ubiquitin ligases to their unique C-termini. RET51, but not RET9, interacts with, and is ubiquitylated by CBL, which is recruited through interactions with the GRB2 adaptor protein...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791645/measurement-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-derived-signals-within-plasma-membrane-clathrin-structures
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Stefanie Lucarelli, Ralph Christian Delos Santos, Costin N Antonescu
The epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor (EGFR) is an important regulator of cell growth, proliferation, survival, migration, and metabolism. EGF binding to EGFR triggers the activation of the receptor's intrinsic kinase activity, in turn eliciting the recruitment of many secondary signaling proteins and activation of downstream signals, such as the activation of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) and Akt, a process requiring the phosphorylation of Gab1. While the identity of many signals that can be activated by EGFR has been revealed, how the spatiotemporal organization of EGFR signaling within cells controls receptor outcome remains poorly understood...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762137/a-clinicopathologic-study-of-head-and-neck-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
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Adepitan A Owosho, Cherry L Estilo, Joseph M Huryn, Ping Chi, Cristina R Antonescu
Head and neck high grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (HN-MPNSTs) are rare highly aggressive soft tissue sarcomas that show overlapping morphologic and immunophenotypic features with melanoma and other high grade sarcomas, resulting in diagnostic challenges, particularly in sporadic settings. Recent discoveries have implicated loss of function mutations in the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) components, including EED or SUZ12 genes, as one of the leading pathogenetic mechanisms in high grade MPNST...
July 31, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694018/the-enu-3-protein-family-members-function-in-the-wnt-pathway-parallel-to-unc-6-netrin-to-promote-motor-neuron-axon-outgrowth-in-c-elegans
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Roxana Oriana Florica, Victoria Hipolito, Stephen Bautista, Homa Anvari, Chloe Rapp, Suzan El-Rass, Alimohammad Asgharian, Costin N Antonescu, Marie T Killeen
The axons of the DA and DB classes of motor neurons fail to reach the dorsal cord in the absence of the guidance cue UNC-6/Netrin or its receptor UNC-5 in C. elegans. However, the axonal processes usually exit their cell bodies in the ventral cord in the absence of both molecules. Strains lacking functional versions of UNC-6 or UNC-5 have a low level of DA and DB motor neuron axon outgrowth defects. We found that mutations in the genes for all six of the ENU-3 proteins function to enhance the outgrowth defects of the DA and DB axons in strains lacking either UNC-6 or UNC-5...
October 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692601/recurrent-braf-gene-rearrangements-in-myxoinflammatory-fibroblastic-sarcomas-but-not-hemosiderotic-fibrolipomatous-tumors
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Yu-Chien Kao, Valentina Ranucci, Lei Zhang, Yun-Shao Sung, Edward A Athanasian, David Swanson, Brendan C Dickson, Cristina R Antonescu
Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is a low grade soft tissue sarcoma with a predilection for acral sites, being associated with a high rate of local recurrence but very infrequent distant metastases. Although a t(1;10) translocation resulting in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion has been reported as a recurrent genetic event in MIFS, this abnormality is seen only in a subset of cases. As no studies to date have investigated the spectrum of alternative genetic alterations in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion negative MIFS, we undertook a genetic analysis of this particular cohort for further molecular classification...
November 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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