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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214639/congenital-glioblastoma-with-distinct-clinical-and-molecular-characteristics-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
#1
Masahiro Kameda, Yoshihiro Otani, Tomotsugu Ichikawa, Akira Shimada, Koichi Ichimura, Isao Date
BACKGROUND: The molecular diagnosis of brain tumors is important in classifying tumors and determining appropriate treatment. Congenital glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a rare tumor that occurs in infants, and the prognosis is poor. Approximately 60 patients diagnosed as congenital GBM have been reported. However, few reports have conducted molecular analyses of congenital GBM. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe two congenital GBM patients treated in our hospital, and report results of immunohistochemistry, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), direct sequencing, and methylation analyses...
February 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185325/a-case-of-high-grade-astrocytoma-with-braf-and-atrx-mutations-following-a-long-standing-course-over-two-decades
#2
Satoshi Nakata 中田 聡, Keishi Horiguchi, Shogo Ishiuchi, Yuhei Yoshimoto, Seiji Yamada, Sumihito Nobusawa, Hayato Ikota, Junko Hirato, Hideaki Yokoo
Pediatric high-grade gliomas are rare and occasionally hard to classify. These tumors often feature a well-demarcated histology and are expected to have a better outcome than ordinary diffuse high-grade gliomas in adults. We herein report a case of circumscribed high-grade glioma that showed a distinct molecular profile and followed an excellent course for 26 years. The patient, a 3-year-old boy at onset, presented with a contrast-enhancing mass in the right temporal lobe and underwent resection. Histologically, the tumor mainly consisted of compact bundles of GFAP-positive spindle cells...
February 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173139/retinal-interneuron-survival-requires-non-cell-autonomous-atrx-activity
#3
Pamela S Lagali, Chantal F Medina, Brandon Y H Zhao, Keqin Yan, Adam N Baker, Stuart G Coupland, Catherine Tsilfidis, Valerie A Wallace, David J Picketts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135248/systematic-analysis-of-telomere-length-and-somatic-alterations-in-31-cancer-types
#4
Floris P Barthel, Wei Wei, Ming Tang, Emmanuel Martinez-Ledesma, Xin Hu, Samirkumar B Amin, Kadir C Akdemir, Sahil Seth, Xingzhi Song, Qianghu Wang, Tara Lichtenberg, Jian Hu, Jianhua Zhang, Siyuan Zheng, Roel G W Verhaak
Cancer cells survive cellular crisis through telomere maintenance mechanisms. We report telomere lengths in 18,430 samples, including tumors and non-neoplastic samples, across 31 cancer types. Telomeres were shorter in tumors than in normal tissues and longer in sarcomas and gliomas than in other cancers. Among 6,835 cancers, 73% expressed telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), which was associated with TERT point mutations, rearrangements, DNA amplifications and transcript fusions and predictive of telomerase activity...
January 30, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130116/diagnostic-yield-of-targeted-gene-panel-sequencing-to-identify-the-genetic-etiology-of-disorders-of-sex-development
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Ja Hye Kim, Eungu Kang, Sun Hee Heo, Gu-Hwan Kim, Ja-Hyun Jang, Eun-Hae Cho, Beom Hee Lee, Han-Wook Yoo, Jin-Ho Choi
Disorders of sex development (DSD) vary phenotypically and are caused by a number of genetic etiologies. This study investigated the genetic etiology of DSD patients using targeted exome sequencing of 67 known DSD-associated genes in humans. This study included 37 patients with 46, XY DSD and seven patients with 46, XX DSD. We identified known pathogenic mutations or deletion in nine (20.5%) patients in the AR, CYP17A1, SRD5A1, and DMRT1/2 genes. Novel variants were identified in nine patients (20.5%) in the AR, ATRX, CYP17A1, CHD7, MAP3K1, NR5A1, and WWOX genes...
January 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115389/hypo-methylation-mediates-chromosomal-instability-in-pancreatic-net
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Ilaria Marinoni, Astrid Wiederkehr, Tabea Wiedmer, Sophia Pantasis, Annunziata Di Domenico, Rasmus Frank, Erik Vassella, Anja Maria Schmitt, Aurel Perren
DAXX and or ATRX loss occur in 40% of pancreatic neuro-endocrine tumors (PanNETs). PanNETs negative for DAXX or ATRX show an increased risk of relapse. The tumor-associated pathways activated upon DAXX or ATRX loss and how this event may induce chromosomal instability (CIN) and alternative lengthening telomeres (ALT) are still unknown. Both DAXX and ATRX are involved in DNA methylation regulation. DNA methylation of heterochromatin and of non-coding sequences is extremely important for the maintenance of genomic stability...
January 23, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110298/idh1-mutation-in-diffuse-gliomas-in-persons-age-55-years-and-over
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Chase Robinson, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters
Diffuse astrocytoma (DA), anaplastic astrocytoma (AA), and glioblastoma (GBM) are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) based on IDH-mutational status. The vast majority of IDH-mutated gliomas (90% of which involve a mutation in IDH1 R132H, which can be assessed by IDH1 immunohistochemistry [IHC]) occur in persons younger than 55 years of age. This raises the question as to the prevalence of IDH-mutant tumors in older persons and whether the gliomas in older patients should be routinely tested. Since January 1, 2014, we have employed a standard screening panel for all gliomas regardless of patient age...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098761/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-basic-biology-current-treatment-strategies-and-prospects-for-the-future
#8
REVIEW
Akihiro Ohmoto, Hirofumi Rokutan, Shinichi Yachida
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs) are rare tumors accounting for only 1%-2% of all pancreatic tumors. pNENs are pathologically heterogeneous and are categorized into three groups (neuroendocrine tumor: NET G1, NET G2; and neuroendocrine carcinoma: NEC) on the basis of the Ki-67 proliferation index and the mitotic count according to the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of gastroenteropancreatic NENs. NEC in this classification includes both histologically well-differentiated and poorly differentiated subtypes, and modification of the WHO 2010 classification is under discussion based on genetic and clinical data...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093507/mosaic-expression-of-atrx-in-the-central-nervous-system-causes-memory-deficits
#9
Renee J Tamming, Jennifer R Siu, Yan Jiang, Marco A M Prado, Frank Beier, Nathalie G Bérubé
The rapid modulation of chromatin organization is thought to play a critical role in cognitive processes such as memory consolidation. This is supported in part by the dysregulation of many chromatin remodeling proteins in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. A key example is ATRX, an X-linked gene commonly mutated in individuals with syndromic and non-syndromic intellectual disability (ID). The consequences of Atrx inactivation on learning and memory have been difficult to evaluate due to the early lethality of hemizygous-null animals...
January 12, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093192/spectrum-of-mutations-in-leiomyosarcomas-identified-by-clinical-targeted-next-generation-sequencing
#10
Paul J Lee, Naomi S Yoo, Ian S Hagemann, John D Pfeifer, Catherine E Cottrell, Haley J Abel, Eric J Duncavage
Recurrent genomic mutations in uterine and non-uterine leiomyosarcomas have not been well established. Using a next generation sequencing (NGS) panel of common cancer-associated genes, 25 leiomyosarcomas arising from multiple sites were examined to explore genetic alterations, including single nucleotide variants (SNV), small insertions/deletions (indels), and copy number alterations (CNA). Sequencing showed 86 non-synonymous, coding region somatic variants within 151 gene targets in 21 cases, with a mean of 4...
January 14, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064387/the-role-of-histone-modifications-and-telomere-alterations-in-the-pathogenesis-of-diffuse-gliomas-in-adults-and-children
#11
REVIEW
Julieann Lee, D A Solomon, Tarik Tihan
Genetic profiling is an increasingly useful tool for sub-classification of gliomas in adults and children. Specific gene mutations, structural rearrangements, DNA methylation patterns, and gene expression profiles are now recognized to define molecular subgroups of gliomas that arise in distinct anatomic locations and patient age groups, and also provide a better prediction of clinical outcomes for glioma patients compared to histologic assessment alone. Understanding the role of these distinctive genetic alterations in gliomagenesis is also important for the development of potential targeted therapeutic interventions...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062559/atrx-and-daxx-mechanisms-and-mutations
#12
Michael A Dyer, Zulekha A Qadeer, David Valle-Garcia, Emily Bernstein
Recent genome sequencing efforts in a variety of cancers have revealed mutations and/or structural alterations in ATRX and DAXX, which together encode a complex that deposits histone variant H3.3 into repetitive heterochromatin. These regions include retrotransposons, pericentric heterochromatin, and telomeres, the latter of which show deregulation in ATRX/DAXX-mutant tumors. Interestingly, ATRX and DAXX mutations are often found in pediatric tumors, suggesting a particular developmental context in which these mutations drive disease...
January 6, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059098/somatostatin-receptor-expression-related-to-tp53-and-rb1-alterations-in-pancreatic-and-extrapancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-with-a-ki67-index-above-20
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Björn Konukiewitz, Anna Melissa Schlitter, Moritz Jesinghaus, Dominik Pfister, Katja Steiger, Angela Segler, Abbas Agaimy, Bence Sipos, Giuseppe Zamboni, Wilko Weichert, Irene Esposito, Nicole Pfarr, Günter Klöppel
Somatostatin receptor 2A expression is a feature of well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms and is important for their diagnosis and therapy. Little is known about somatostatin receptor 2A expression in poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms in relation to TP53 and RB1 status and how these features may contribute to the separation of well from poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms with a proliferation index above 20%. This study investigates the expression of somatostatin receptors, p53 and Rb1, and TP53 alterations in pancreatic and extrapancreatic well and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms (Ki67-index >20%)...
January 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042953/cervical-small-cell-neuroendocrine-tumor-mutation-profiles-via-whole-exome-sequencing
#14
Soo Young Cho, Minhye Choi, Hyo-Jeong Ban, Chang Hyeon Lee, Soojun Park, HanKyeom Kim, Young-Sik Kim, Young Seek Lee, Ji-Yun Lee
Cervical small cell neuroendocrine tumors (CSCNETs) are rare, aggressive neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Reliable diagnostic and prognostic CSCNET markers are lacking, making diagnosis and prognosis prediction difficult, and treatment strategies limited. Here we provide mutation profiles for five tumor-normal paired CSCNETs using whole exome sequencing (WES). We expanded our assessment of frequently mutated genes to include publicly available data from 55 small intestine neuroendocrine tumors, 10 pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, 42 small cell lung cancers, six NET cell lines, and 188 cervical cancers, along with our five CSCNETs...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040793/tert-promoter-mutations-but-not-the-alternative-lengthening-of-telomeres-phenotype-are-present-in-a-subset-of-ependymomas-and-are-associated-with-adult-onset-and-progression-to-ependymosarcoma
#15
Fabienne Brügger, Matthias S Dettmer, Maja Neuenschwander, Aurel Perren, Ilaria Marinoni, Ekkehard Hewer
Genetic signatures related to telomere maintenance have emerged as powerful classifiers among CNS tumors. These include the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) phenotype associated with mutations in the ATRX and DAXX genes and recurrent point mutations in the TERT gene promoter. We investigated a patient cohort covering the entire spectrum of childhood and adult ependymomas (n = 128), including subependymomas and myxopapillary ependymomas, for the presence of TERT promoter mutations, for loss of ATRX or DAXX expression by immunohistochemistry (as surrogates as underlying gene mutations), and for the ALT phenotype by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030632/contribution-of-1p-19q-9p-and-10q-automated-analysis-by-fish-to-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-oligodendroglial-tumors-according-to-who-2016-guidelines
#16
Karine Michaud, Marie de Tayrac, Myreille D'Astous, Céline Duval, Claudie Paquet, Oumar Samassekou, Peter Vincent Gould, Stéphan Saikali
OBJECTIVE: To study the feasibility and the diagnostic and prognostic interest of automated analysis of 1p, 19q, 9p and 10q status by FISH technique in oligodendroglial tumors. METHODS: We analyzed a retrospective series of 33 consecutive gliomas with oligodendroglial histology (originally diagnosed as 24 oligodendrogliomas and 9 oligoastrocytomas). For all cases, automated FISH analysis of 1p, 19q, 9p and 10q status were performed and compared to clinical and histological data, ATRX, IDH1R132H and alpha-internexin status (studied by immunohistochemistry) and overall survival (OS)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027854/exome-sequencing-in-children-of-women-with-skewed-x-inactivation-identifies-atypical-cases-and-complex-phenotypes
#17
Elisa Giorgio, Alessandro Brussino, Elisa Biamino, Elga Fabia Belligni, Alessandro Bruselles, Andrea Ciolfi, Viviana Caputo, Simone Pizzi, Alessandro Calcia, Eleonora Di Gregorio, Simona Cavalieri, Cecilia Mancini, Elisa Pozzi, Marta Ferrero, Evelise Riberi, Iolanda Borelli, Antonio Amoroso, Giovanni Battista Ferrero, Marco Tartaglia, Alfredo Brusco
BACKGROUND: More than 100 X-linked intellectual disability (X-LID) genes have been identified to be involved in 10-15% of intellectual disability (ID). METHOD: To identify novel possible candidates, we selected 18 families with a male proband affected by isolated or syndromic ID. Pedigree and/or clinical presentation suggested an X-LID disorder. After exclusion of known genetic diseases, we identified seven cases whose mother showed a skewed X-inactivation (>80%) that underwent whole exome sequencing (WES, 50X average depth)...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999572/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-reduce-the-number-of-herpes-simplex-virus-1-genomes-initiating-expression-in-individual-cells
#18
Lev Shapira, Maya Ralph, Enosh Tomer, Shai Cohen, Oren Kobiler
Although many viral particles can enter a single cell, the number of viral genomes per cell that establish infection is limited. However, mechanisms underlying this restriction were not explored in depth. For herpesviruses, one of the possible mechanisms suggested is chromatinization and silencing of the incoming genomes. To test this hypothesis, we followed infection with three herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) fluorescence expressing recombinants in the presence or absence of histone deacetylases inhibitors (HDACi's)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994516/genes-involved-in-angiogenesis-and-mtor-pathways-are-frequently-mutated-in-asian-patients-with-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#19
Wen-Chi Chou, Po-Han Lin, Yi-Chen Yeh, Yi-Ming Shyr, Wen-Liang Fang, Shin-E Wang, Chun-Yu Liu, Peter Mu-Hsin Chang, Ming-Han Chen, Yi-Ping Hung, Chung-Pin Li, Yee Chao, Ming-Huang Chen
Introduction: To address the issue of limited data on and inconsistent findings for genetic alterations in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs), we analyzed sequences of known pNET-associated genes for their impact on clinical outcomes in a Taiwanese cohort. Methods: Tissue samples from 40 patients with sporadic pNETs were sequenced using a customized sequencing panel that analyzed 43 genes with either an established or potential association with pNETs. Genetic mutations and clinical outcomes were analyzed for potential associations...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966427/patterns-of-diagnostic-marker-assessment-in-adult-diffuse-glioma-a-survey-of-the-european-confederation-of-neuropathological-societies-euro-cns
#20
Adelheid Woehrer, Bjarne W Kristensen, Anne Vital, Johannes A Hainfellner
The 2016 update of the WHO classification has introduced an integrated diagnostic approach that incorporates both tumor morphology and molecular information. This conceptual change has far-reaching implications, especially for neuropathologists who are in the forefront of translating molecular markers to routine diagnostic use. Adult diffuse glioma is a prototypic example for a group of tumors that underwent substantial regrouping, and it represents a major workload for surgical neuropathologists. Hence, we conducted a survey among members of the European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (Euro-CNS) in order to assess 1) the extent to which molecular markers have already been incorporated in glioma diagnoses, 2) which molecular techniques are in daily use, and 3) to set a baseline for future surveys in this field...
January 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
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