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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731042/molecular-alterations-of-coexisting-thyroid-papillary-carcinoma-and-anaplastic-carcinoma-identification-of-tert-mutation-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-transformation
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Naoki Oishi, Tetsuo Kondo, Aya Ebina, Yukiko Sato, Junko Akaishi, Rumi Hino, Noriko Yamamoto, Kunio Mochizuki, Tadao Nakazawa, Hiroshi Yokomichi, Koichi Ito, Yuichi Ishikawa, Ryohei Katoh
Thyroid papillary carcinoma is the most common endocrine neoplasm and generally carries a favorable prognosis. However, a small subset of papillary carcinomas transforms into anaplastic carcinoma, an undifferentiated cancer with a dismal prognosis. Recent studies using next-generation sequencing revealed the genomic landscape of papillary carcinoma and anaplastic carcinoma. However, risk factors for anaplastic transformation in papillary carcinoma remain obscure. In the present study, we investigated molecular alterations of papillary carcinoma and anaplastic carcinoma components in 27 tumors in which anaplastic carcinoma coexisted with antecedent papillary carcinoma...
July 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719461/serotonin-atrx-and-daxx-expression-in-pituitary-adenomas-markers-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-sellar-region
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Olivera Casar-Borota, Johan Botling, Dan Granberg, Jerker Stigare, Johan Wikström, Henning Bünsow Boldt, Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Fredrik Pontén, Jacqueline Trouillas
Differential diagnosis based on morphology and immunohistochemistry between a clinically nonfunctioning pituitary neuroendocrine tumor (NET)/pituitary adenoma and a primary or secondary NET of nonpituitary origin in the sellar region may be difficult. Serotonin, a frequently expressed marker in the NETs, has not been systematically evaluated in pituitary NETs. Although mutations in ATRX or DAXX have been reported in a significant proportion of pancreatic NETs, the mutational status of ATRX and DAXX and their possible pathogenetic role in pituitary NETs are unknown...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718400/histone-h3g34r-mutation-causes-replication-stress-homologous-recombination-defects-and-genomic-instability-in-s-pombe
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Rajesh K Yadav, Carolyn M Jablonowski, Alfonso G Fernandez, Brandon R Lowe, Ryan A Henry, David Finkelstein, Kevin J Barnum, Alison L Pidoux, Yin-Ming Kuo, Jie Huang, Matthew J O'Connell, Andrew J Andrews, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Robin C Allshire, Janet F Partridge
Recurrent somatic mutations of H3F3A in aggressive pediatric high-grade gliomas generate K27M or G34R/V mutant histone H3.3. H3.3-G34R/V mutants are common in tumors with mutations in p53 and ATRX, an H3.3-specific chromatin remodeler. To gain insight into the role of H3-G34R, we generated fission yeast that express only the mutant histone H3. H3-G34R specifically reduces H3K36 tri-methylation and H3K36 acetylation, and mutants show partial transcriptional overlap with set2 deletions. H3-G34R mutants exhibit genomic instability and increased replication stress, including slowed replication fork restart, although DNA replication checkpoints are functional...
July 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716051/mir-380-5p-mediated-repression-of-tep1-and-tspyl5-interferes-with-telomerase-activity-and-favours-the-emergence-of-an-alt-like-phenotype-in-diffuse-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-cells
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Graziella Cimino-Reale, Paolo Gandellini, Francesca Santambrogio, Marta Recagni, Nadia Zaffaroni, Marco Folini
BACKGROUND: Understanding the molecular/cellular underpinnings of diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM), a fatal malignancy with limited therapeutic options, is of utmost importance for the fruitful management of the disease. In this context, we previously found that telomerase activity (TA), which accounts for the limitless proliferative potential of cancer cells, is prognostic for disease relapse and cancer-related death in DMPM patients. Consequently, the identification of factors involved in telomerase activation/regulation may pave the way towards the development of novel therapeutic interventions for the disease...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710315/shallow-whole-genome-sequencing-on-circulating-cell-free-dna-allows-reliable-non-invasive-copy-number-profiling-in-neuroblastoma-patients
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Nadine Van Roy, Malaika Van der Linden, Björn Menten, Annelies Dheedene, Charlotte Vandeputte, Jo Van Dorpe, Geneviève Laureys, Marleen Renard, Tom Sante, Tim Lammens, Bram De Wilde, Frank Speleman, Katleen De Preter
<p>Neuroblastoma (NB) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by distinct clinical features and by the presence of typical copy number alterations (CNAs). Given the strong association of these CNA profiles with prognosis, analysis of the CNA profile at diagnosis is mandatory. Therefore, we tested whether the analysis of circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) present in plasma samples of NB patients could offer a valuable alternative to primary tumor DNA for CNA profiling.</p> <br /><br />Experimental Design: <p>In 37 NB patients cfDNA analysis using shallow whole genome sequencing (sWGS) was compared to arrayCGH analysis of primary tumor tissue...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710117/genetic-and-epigenetic-drivers-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-net
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Annunziata Di Domenico, Tabea Wiedmer, Ilaria Marinoni, Aurel Perren
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the gastrointestinal tract and the lung are a rare and heterogeneous group of tumors. The molecular characterization and the clinical classification of these tumors have been evolving slowly and show differences according to organs of origin. Novel technologies such as next-generation sequencing revealed new molecular aspects of NET over the last years. Notably, whole exome/genome sequencing (WES/WGS) approaches underlined the very low mutation rate of well differentiated NET of all organs compared to other malignancies, while the engagement of epigenetic changes in driving NET evolution is emerging...
July 14, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706137/assessment-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-cytologic-genotype-diversity-to-guide-personalized-medicine-using-a-custom-gastroenteropancreatic-next-generation-sequencing-panel
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Ferga C Gleeson, Jesse S Voss, Benjamin R Kipp, Sarah E Kerr, John S Van Arnam, John R Mills, Cherisse A Marcou, Amber R Schneider, Zheng Jin Tu, Michael R Henry, Michael J Levy
BACKGROUND: Recent genetic studies have highlighted that alterations in MEN1, chromatin remodeling genes, and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway genes are the most frequent molecular events identified in pancreas neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs). The prognostic or predictive impact of these biomarkers and other less frequently observed aberrations, i.e. PTEN, TSC2 and PIK3CA are relatively unknown. The aims of this targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) study were to assess tumor cytology genotype diversity, to survey for potential adverse prognostic biomarkers and the prevalence of mTOR pathway variants...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699883/familial-melanoma-astrocytoma-syndrome-synchronous-diffuse-astrocytoma-and-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma-in-a-patient-with-germline-cdkn2a-b-deletion-and-a-significant-family-history
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Andrew K Chan, Seunggu J Han, Winward Choy, Daniah Beleford, Manish K Aghi, Mitchel S Berger, Joseph T Shieh, Andrew W Bollen, Arie Perry, Joanna J Phillips, Nicholas Butowski, David A Solomon
Familial melanoma-astrocytoma syndrome is a tumor predisposition syndrome caused by inactivating germline alteration of the CDKN2A tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 9p21. While some families with germline CDKN2A mutations are prone to development of just melanomas, other families develop both melanomas, astrocytomas, and occasionally other nervous-system neoplasms including peripheral nerve sheath tumors and meningiomas. The histologic spectrum of the astrocytomas that arise as part of this syndrome is not well described, nor are the additional genetic alterations that drive these astrocytomas apart from the germline CDKN2A inactivation...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696020/complete-durable-response-of-a-pediatric-anaplastic-oligodendroglioma-to-temozolomide-alone-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Caryn Sorge, Rong Li, Sumit Singh, Alyssa T Reddy, David A Solomon, Arie Perry, Gregory K Friedman
Anaplastic oligodendroglioma (AO) is rare in children. Treatment typically consists of varying combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. We present a pediatric case of frontal lobe AO with periventricular subcallosal extension and local leptomeningeal involvement. The isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) wild-type tumor was MGMT methylated and contained an ATRX mutation, BRAF alteration, and 1p/19q co-deletion; a combination of alterations mostly encountered in pediatric oligodendrogliomas. The patient underwent a near total resection and had a complete, durable response to temozolomide alone, suggesting that conservative management without radiation may be appropriate in some cases...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688038/dadd1-and-dxnp-prevent-genome-instability-by-maintaining-hp1a-localization-at-drosophila-telomeres
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Joselyn Chavez, Juan Manuel Murillo-Maldonado, Vanessa Bahena, Ana Karina Cruz, América Castañeda-Sortibrán, Rosario Rodriguez-Arnaiz, Mario Zurita, Viviana Valadez-Graham
Telomeres are important contributors to genome stability, as they prevent linear chromosome end degradation and contribute to the avoidance of telomeric fusions. An important component of the telomeres is the heterochromatin protein 1a (HP1a). Mutations in Su(var)205, the gene encoding HP1a in Drosophila, result in telomeric fusions, retrotransposon regulation loss and larger telomeres, leading to chromosome instability. Previously, it was found that several proteins physically interact with HP1a, including dXNP and dAdd1 (orthologues to the mammalian ATRX gene)...
July 7, 2017: Chromosoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684426/arabidopsis-atrx-modulates-h3-3-occupancy-and-fine-tunes-gene-expression
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Céline Duc, Matthias Benoit, Gwénaëlle Détourné, Lauriane Simon, Axel Poulet, Matthieu Jung, Alaguraj Veluchamy, David Latrasse, Samuel Le Goff, Sylviane Cotterell, Christophe Tatout, Moussa Benhamed, Aline V Probst
Histones are essential components of the nucleosome, the major chromatin subunit that structures linear DNA molecules and regulates access of other proteins to DNA. Specific histone chaperone complexes control the correct deposition of canonical histones and their variants to modulate nucleosome structure and stability. In this study, we characterize the Arabidopsis Alpha Thalassemia-mental Retardation X-linked (ATRX) ortholog and show that ATRX is involved in histone H3 deposition. Arabidopsis ATRX mutant alleles are viable, but show developmental defects and reduced fertility...
July 6, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674742/characterization-of-gliomas-from-morphology-to-molecules
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Sean P Ferris, Jeffrey W Hofmann, David A Solomon, Arie Perry
This article reviews the histologic and molecular characterization of gliomas, including the new "integrated diagnoses" of the World Health Organization Classification, 2016 edition. The entities reviewed within include diffuse gliomas (astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, glioblastoma), as well as circumscribed and low-grade gliomas (angiocentric glioma, pilocytic astrocytoma, subependymal giant cell astrocytoma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, pilomyxoid astrocytoma, ependymoma, myxopapillary ependymoma, and subependymoma)...
July 4, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666128/terra-rna-antagonizes-atrx-and-protects-telomeres
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Hsueh-Ping Chu, Catherine Cifuentes-Rojas, Barry Kesner, Eric Aeby, Hun-Goo Lee, Chunyao Wei, Hyun Jung Oh, Myriam Boukhali, Wilhelm Haas, Jeannie T Lee
Through an integration of genomic and proteomic approaches to advance understanding of long noncoding RNAs, we investigate the function of the telomeric transcript, TERRA. By identifying thousands of TERRA target sites in the mouse genome, we demonstrate that TERRA can bind both in cis to telomeres and in trans to genic targets. We then define a large network of interacting proteins, including epigenetic factors, telomeric proteins, and the RNA helicase, ATRX. TERRA and ATRX share hundreds of target genes and are functionally antagonistic at these loci: whereas TERRA activates, ATRX represses gene expression...
June 29, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654422/parp1-expression-and-its-correlation-with-survival-is-tumour-molecular-subtype-dependent-in-glioblastoma
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Balázs Murnyák, Mahan C Kouhsari, Rotem Hershkovitch, Bernadette Kálmán, György Marko-Varga, Álmos Klekner, Tibor Hortobágyi
Overexpression of PARP1 exists in various cancers, including glioblastoma (GBM). Although PARP1 inhibition is a promising therapeutic target, no comprehensive study has addressed PARP1's expression characteristics and prognostic role regarding molecular heterogeneity in astrocytomas including GBM. Our aim was to evaluate PARP1's associations with survival, WHO grade, lineage specific markers, and GBM transcriptomic subtypes. We collected genomic and clinical data from the latest glioma datasets of The Cancer Genome Atlas and performed PARP1, ATRX, IDH1, and p53 immunohistochemistry on GBM tissue samples...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600056/molecular-genetic-characterization-of-a-prenatally-detected-1-484-mb-xq13-3-q21-1-duplication-encompassing-atrx-and-a-literature-review-of-syndromic-intellectual-disability-and-congenital-abnormalities-in-males-with-a-duplication-at-xq13-3-q21-1
#15
Chih-Ping Chen, Hoi-Kin Yip, Liang-Kai Wang, Schu-Rern Chern, Shin-Wen Chen, Shih-Ting Lai, Peih-Shan Wu, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present prenatal diagnosis of dup(X)(q13.3q21.1) in a male fetus and molecular genetic analysis in three generations and a literature review of syndromic intellectual disability and congenital abnormalities in males with a duplication at Xq13.3-q21.1. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old, primigravid woman underwent amniocentesis at 18 weeks of gestation because of advanced maternal age. The woman and her mother were phenotypically normal, and there was no intellectual disability in the maternal family...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597868/loss-of-progesterone-receptor-expression-is-an-early-tumorigenesis-event-associated-with-tumor-progression-and-shorter-survival-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-patients
#16
Sung Joo Kim, Soyeon An, Jae Hoon Lee, Joo Young Kim, Ki-Byung Song, Dae Wook Hwang, Song Cheol Kim, Eunsil Yu, Seung-Mo Hong
Background: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) are the second most common pancreatic neoplasms and there is no well-elucidated biomarker to stratify their detection and prognosis. Previous studies have reported that progesterone receptor (PR) expression status was associated with poorer survival in PanNET patients. Materials and Methods: To validate previous studies, PR protein expression was assessed in 21 neuroendocrine microadenomas and 277 PanNETs and compared with clinicopathologic factors including patient survival...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591701/daxx-atrx-and-men1-genes-are-strong-prognostic-markers-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Joo Kyung Park, Woo Hyun Paik, Kyoungbun Lee, Ji Kon Ryu, Sang Hyub Lee, Yong-Tae Kim
BACKGROUND: PanNETs shows heterogeneous biological behaviors. The aim was to investigate prognostic markers based on most frequently mutated genes in PanNETs. RESULTS: There was a total of 76 patients (M: 39, F: 37) with pathologically proven PanNETs. ATRX/DAXX and MEN1 protein expression was detected in 16 (21%) and 31 (41%) patients, respectively. The mean OS of the total study patients was 16 years, and DFS was 17 years among the 68 patients with curative resections...
May 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554548/male-biased-mir-92-from-early-chicken-embryonic-gonads-directly-targets-atrx-and-ddx3x
#18
Nan Miao, Xin Wang, Yanping Feng, Yanzhang Gong
MiR-17-92 cluster consists of multifunctional miRNAs related to gonadal development in mammals. Our preliminary data showed that gga-miR-92 was male-biased in chicken embryonic gonads at E5.5 and E6.5. MiR-92(a-2) and two putative targets (ATRX and DDX3X) were highly conserved and located on mammalian Chromosome X but on autosomes in chicken. Here, we studied the expression and interaction of miR-92 and the targets (ATRX and DDX3X) in chicken embryonic gonads. What's more, male-biased miR-92 shows an opposite expression tendency with ATRX and DDX3X in eight embryonic stages and different tissues at E10...
May 26, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549927/molecular-classification-of-adult-diffuse-gliomas-conflicting-idh1-idh2-atrx-and-1p-19q-results
#19
Leomar Y Ballester, Jason T Huse, Guilin Tang, Gregory N Fuller
Until recently, the diagnosis of brain tumors was primarily based on microscopic examination of hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained tissue sections. The updated World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) incorporates genetic alterations into the classification system, with the goal of creating more homogenous disease categories with greater prognostic value. Hence, under the new classification system the diagnosis of diffuse gliomas incorporates the evaluation of mutations in the IDH1 and IDH2 genes and simultaneous deletion of chromosomes 1p and 19...
May 23, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546523/alk-protein-expression-is-related-to-neuroblastoma-aggressiveness-but-is-not-independent-prognostic-factor
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Ji Won Lee, Sung Hye Park, Hyoung Jin Kang, Kyung Duk Park, Hee Young Shin, Hyo Seop Ahn
Purpose: In this study, anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) mutation and amplification, ALK protein expression, loss of the nuclear alpha thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome X-linked (ATRX) protein, and telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) protein expression were studied to investigate potential correlations between these molecular characteristics and clinical features or outcomes in neuroblastoma. Materials and Methods: Seventy-two patients were enrolled in this study...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
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