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Rui Dou, Lili Zhang, Tingxia Lu, Dong Liu, Fang Mei, Jian Huang, Linxue Qian
HRas proto-oncogene ( HRAS ) is one of the most commonly mutated genes in thyroid cancer, with mutations frequently occurring in the follicular and Hurthle cell subtypes. However, the contribution of mutations in HRAS to papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) progression and the tall-cell variant (TCV) is poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the somatic genetic variants present in HRAS in patients with PTC, and to investigate the association of these mutations with PTC. The present study is a retrospective case-control study using tumor samples collected from 139 patients with PTC and blood samples from 195 healthy individuals...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Ruilian Xu, Guolin Zhong, Tanxiao Huang, Wan He, Cheng Kong, Xiaoni Zhang, Ying Wang, Ming Liu, Mingyan Xu, Shifu Chen
Lung cancer is the most commonly occurring type of cancer worldwide and also has the highest mortality rate. Although targeted therapy of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) has become common, the majority of patients receiving first-line epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR)-TKI treatment develop drug resistance. The EGFR T790M (NM_005228.4(EGFR):c.2369C>T (p.Thr790Met)) mutation accounts for half of all reported resistance cases; however, the molecular mechanism resulting in the drug resistance remains to be characterized...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Juan Jin, Zijia Sun, Fang Yang, Lin Tang, Weiwei Chen, Xiaoxiang Guan
Breast cancer arises as the most frequent malignancy, and causes the majority of cancer death among females worldwide. Src is a tyrosine kinase identified as the product of the proto-oncogene and is supposed to promote cancer development and metastasis. Src inhibitors are recently developed and have shown efficacy in breast cancer. Increasing evidences suggest that aberrant expression of miRNAs is involved in cancer development and drug resistance. Identifying miRNAs associated with drug resistance may enhance the sensitivity of targeted therapies, including Src inhibitors...
March 14, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Qian Li, Xiao-Ji Lin, Hui Chen, Jian Gong, Zhen Li, Xiang-Nan Chen
More than 90% of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have the chromosomal translocation t(9;22)(q34;q11), while 5-8% of patients have complex variant translocations that have previously been thought not to affect the efficacy of imatinib therapy. The present study reports a patient with CML in B-lymphoid blast crisis who had a rare three-way Philadelphia (Ph) variant t(3;9;22)(p21;q34;q11), in addition to isodicentric Ph chromosomes. The patient was initially treated with imatinib for >2 months with a very poor response...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Yanchun Ma, Kun Chen, Zhenhua Yang, Ming Guan
Lung cancer is the most common type of malignancy to metastasize to the brain, with the median survival time of patients being 6-11 months. In the present study, the aim was to compare the actionable gene mutation profiles of primary lung adenocarcinoma (LC) samples and LC brain metastasis (LCBM) samples through targeted sequencing. Next generation sequencing (NGS) of 13 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded LC samples and 15 LCBM samples was performed using a customized OncoAim™ cancer panel and OncoAim™ RNA fusion panel on the MiSeq platform...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Neeraja Purandare, Mallika Somayajulu, Maik Hüttemann, Lawrence I Grossman, Siddhesh Aras
Coiled-coil-helix-coiled-coil-helix domain-containing 10 (CHCHD10) and CHCHD2 (MNRR1) are homologous proteins with 58% sequence identity and belong to the twin CX9C family of proteins that mediate cellular stress responses. Despite the identification of several neurodegeneration-associated mutations in the CHCHD10 gene, few studies have assessed its physiological role. Here, we investigated CHCHD10's function as a regulator of oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria and the nucleus. We show that CHCHD10 co-purifies with cytochrome c oxidase (COX) and up-regulates COX activity by serving as a scaffolding protein required for MNRR1 phosphorylation, mediated by ARG (ABL proto-oncogene 2, non-receptor tyrosine kinase [ABL2])...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Robert Carlsson, Ilknur Özen, Marco Barbariga, Abderahim Gaceb, Michaela Roth, Gesine Paul
Brain pericytes are important to maintain vascular integrity of the neurovascular unit under both physiological and ischemic conditions. Ischemic stroke is known to induce an inflammatory and hypoxic response due to the lack of oxygen and glucose in the brain tissue. How this early response to ischemia is molecularly regulated in pericytes is largely unknown and may be of importance for future therapeutic targets. Here we evaluate the transcriptional responses in in vitro cultured human brain pericytes after oxygen and/or glucose deprivation...
2018: PloS One
Xian-Tao Zeng, Xiao-Ping Liu, Tong-Zu Liu, Xing-Huan Wang
The present study was aimed to investigate the relationship between the expression of collagen type V alpha 2 chain (COL5A2) and clinical outcomes of patients with bladder cancer.Chi-square test and log-rank-based survival analysis were performed to assess the correlation of COL5A2 expression with clinical characteristics and survivals of patients with bladder cancer using GSE13507. Gene set enrichment analysis was conducted to study the relevant mechanisms.Bladder cancer patients in COL5A2 low expression group were associated with better invasiveness (P < ...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Chao Qi, Yuanlei Chen, Yixuan Zhou, Xucheng Huang, Guoli Li, Jin Zeng, Zhi Ruan, Xinyou Xie, Jun Zhang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is considered the world's fourth most deadly cancer. Its metastasis is associated with poor prognosis and weakens the effects of treatment. However, the potential molecular mechanisms and key genes involved in CRC metastasis have remained to be comprehensively elucidated. The objective of the present study was to identify the key genes and molecular pathways underlying CRC metastasis. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between primary CRC tissues and metastatic CRC were identified by analyzing the GSE2509 dataset from the Gene Expression Omnibus database...
March 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
Stephanie C Casey, Virginie Baylot, Dean W Felsher
The MYC proto-oncogene is a gene product that coordinates the transcriptional regulation of a multitude of genes that are essential to cellular programs required for normal as well as neoplastic cellular growth and proliferation, including cell cycle, self-renewal, survival, cell growth, metabolism, protein and ribosomal biogenesis, and differentiation. Here we propose that MYC regulates these programs in a manner that is coordinated with a global influence on the host immune response. MYC had been presumed to contribute to tumorigenesis through tumor cell intrinsic influences...
March 7, 2018: Blood
Ye Liu, Mei Yuan, Chao Wu, Tianhui Zhu, Wei Sun
Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women worldwide, and can be subdivided into Luminal A, Luminal B, Her2, and Basal subtype (the PAM50 subtyping system). The lmo2 gene was traditionally recognized as a proto-oncogene in hematopoietic system but its functions in breast cancers remained largely unclear. Based on the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) breast cancer dataset, herein we found that the significantly LMO2-correlated genes in normal or malignant samples were enriched in rather divergent cellular pathways, suggesting the function complexity of LMO2 in breast tissues...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
E H Ernst, S Franks, K Hardy, P Villesen, K Lykke-Hartmann
STUDY QUESTION: Can novel genetic candidates involved in follicle dormancy, activation and integrity be identified from transcriptomic profiles of isolated granulosa cells from human primordial and primary follicles? SUMMARY ANSWER: The granulosa cell compartment of the human primordial and primary follicle was extensively enriched in signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) and cAMP-response element binding protein (CREB) signalling, and several other putative signalling pathways that may also be mediators of follicle growth and development were identified...
February 28, 2018: Human Reproduction
Alexander M Gorbushin
The evolution of complement system in invertebrates is poorly investigated. While the repertoire of complement genes in several Ecdysozoa lineages is found substantially different from that of Deuterostomia, the composition and function of the complement in the second protostome lineage, Lophotrochozoa, remains unclear. Here we report the general description of new transcriptomic data on the common periwinkle, Littorina littorea, and trace the evolutionary trajectories of the ancestral proto-complement repertoire...
February 28, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Hamid Rashtbari, Mazdak Razi, Hassan Hassani-Bafrani, Hamed Najaran
BACKGROUND: Varicocele is present in 10-20% of the male infertile population. PURPOSE: Present study was done to demonstrate the reinforcing effect of berberine (BBR), as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, on Sertoli cells-related niche and spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) self-renewal in experimentally-induced VCL condition. STUDY DESIGN: 50 mature male Wistar rats were divided into control, control-sham, non-treated VCL-induced, 50 mg kg-1 and 100 mg kg-1 BBR-treated VCL-induced groups...
February 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Guodong Li, Xiaoling Hu, Lu Sun, Xin Li, Jianfeng Li, Tongli Li, Xiaohui Zhang
Background: Laryngeal cancer tends to have a very poor prognosis due to the unsatisfactory efficacy of chemotherapy for this cancer. Multidrug resistance (MDR) is the main cause of chemotherapy failure. The proto-oncogene c-fos has been shown to be involved in the development of MDR in several tumor types, but few studies have evaluated the relationship between c-fos and MDR in laryngeal cancer. We investigated the role of c-fos in MDR development in laryngeal cancer cells (cell line: human epithelial type 2, HEp-2) using the chemotherapeutic vincristine (VCR)...
2018: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
Avishek Banik, Pooja Pandya, Bhoomi Patel, Chirag Rathod, Maya Dangar
The use of plant associated, indigenous beneficial microbes for sustainable agriculture is getting worldwide acceptance as they successfully colonize at different plant niche under stress conditions to enhance the crop productivity. They also generate several plant growth regulators and protect plants from adversity like presence of salts and metals. In the present study, indigenous, halotolerant, plant growth promoting (PGP) bacterial isolates were isolated from the saline rhizospheric soil of groundnut plants aiming to investigate its in-vitro metal remediation capabilities under saline stress condition...
February 23, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Ruiqing Fu, Siti Shuhada Mokhtar, Maude Elvira Phipps, Boon-Peng Hoh, Shuhua Xu
Copy number variations (CNVs) are genomic structural variations that result from the deletion or duplication of large genomic segments. The characterization of CNVs is largely underrepresented, particularly those of indigenous populations, such as the Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia. In the present study, we first characterized the genome-wide CNVs of four major native populations from Peninsular Malaysia, including the Malays and three Orang Asli populations; namely, Proto-Malay, Senoi, and Negrito (collectively called PM)...
February 23, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
T N Patel, M Chakraborty, P Bhattacharya
CONTEXT: Tumor progresses through a series of genetic alterations that involve proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes - the gatekeeper, caretakers, and landscaper genes. Microsatellites are short tandem repeat sequences, present over the span of human genome and are known to be variable at multiple loci due to errors in DNA Mismatch Repair machinery. AIM: The present study was aimed to evaluate the association between Microsatellite Instability (MSI) and evolution of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) - genetically a rare event but profound in this pilot study...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
X Pan, T Lv, F Zhang, H Fan, H Liu, Y Song
BACKGROUND: The subgroup of young patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is poorly understood. We retrospectively studied the clinical characteristics, gene mutations, and outcomes of patients with NSCLC (aged ≤ 40 years). RESULTS: Of the 7494 patients with lung cancer diagnosed from February 2001 to October 2016, 252 aged ≤ 40 years showed NSCLC. We divided their cases into non-squamous cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma groups according to their histology results...
February 19, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Mangesh H Kaulage, Basudeb Maji, Sanjeev Pasadi, Asfa Ali, Santanu Bhattacharya, K Muniyappa
Recent studies support the idea that G-quadruplex structures in the promoter regions of oncogenes and telomere DNA can serve as potential therapeutic targets in the treatment of cancer. Accordingly, several different types of organic small molecules that stabilize G-quadruplex structures and inhibit telomerase activity have been discerned. Here, we describe the binding of benzimidazole-carbazole ligands to G-quadruplex structures formed in G-rich DNA sequences containing the promoter regions of human c-MYC, c-KIT1, c-KIT2, VEGF and BCL2 proto-oncogenes...
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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