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copy number variation AND cancer

Piera Rizzolo, Anna Sara Navazio, Valentina Silvestri, Virginia Valentini, Veronica Zelli, Ines Zanna, Giovanna Masala, Simonetta Bianchi, Marco Scarnò, Stefania Tommasi, Domenico Palli, Laura Ottini
Male breast cancer (MBC) is a rare disease. Due to its rarity, MBC research and clinical approach are mostly based upon data derived from its largely known female counterpart. We aimed at investigating whether MBC cases harbor somatic alterations of genes known as prognostic biomarkers and molecular therapeutic targets in female breast cancer.We examined 103 MBC cases, all characterized for germ-line BRCA1/2 mutations, for somatic alterations in PIK3CA, EGFR, ESR1 and CCND1 genes.Pathogenic mutations of PIK3CA were detected in 2% of MBCs...
September 27, 2016: Oncotarget
Huei-Tzu Chien, Sou-De Cheng, Wen-Yu Chuang, Chun-Ta Liao, Hung-Ming Wang, Shiang-Fu Huang
Amplification of 11q13.3 is a frequent event in human cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. This chromosome region contains several genes that are potentially cancer drivers, including FADD (Fas associated via death domain), an apoptotic effector that was previously identified as a novel oncogene in laryngeal/pharyngeal cancer. This study was designed to explore the role of FADD in oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) samples from Taiwanese patients, by assessing copy number variations (CNVs) and protein expression and the clinical implications of these factors in 339 male OSCCs...
2016: PloS One
Mayuko Furuta, Masaki Ueno, Akihiro Fujimoto, Shinya Hayami, Satoru Yasukawa, Fumiyoshi Kojima, Koji Arihiro, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Christopher P Wardell, Yuichi Shiraishi, Hiroko Tanaka, Kaoru Nakano, Kazuhiro Maejima, Aya Sasaki-Oku, Naoki Tokunaga, Keith A Boroevich, Tetsuo Abe, Hiroshi Aikata, Hideki Ohdan, Kunihito Goto, Michiaki Kubo, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Satoru Miyano, Kazuaki Chayama, Hiroki Yamaue, Hidewaki Nakagawa
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Liver cancer has a high risk of multi-centric (MC) occurrence due to a strong carcinogenic background in the liver, in addition to a high risk of intrahepatic metastasis (IM). There are large characteristic differences between IM and MC with regards to their development and clinical outcome, but discriminating between IM and MC is usually non-trivial with respect to clinical or pathological aspects. METHODS: In this study, we performed whole-genome and RNA sequencing analyses of 49 liver nodules and two extra-hepatic metastatic tumors from 23 patients to investigate for any potential to discriminate between IM and MC at the molecular level...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
Xingyun Su, Weibin Wang, Guodong Ruan, Min Liang, Jing Zheng, Ye Chen, Huiling Wu, Thomas J Fahey, Minxin Guan, Lisong Teng
Nuclear genetic alterations have been widely investigated in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), however, the characteristics of the mitochondrial genome remain uncertain. We sequenced the entire mitochondrial genome of 66 PTCs, 16 normal thyroid tissues and 376 blood samples of healthy individuals. There were 2508 variations (543 sites) detected in PTCs, among which 33 variations were novel. Nearly half of the PTCs (31/66) had heteroplasmic variations. Among the 31 PTCs, 28 specimens harbored a total of 52 somatic mutations distributed in 44 sites...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Ni Ai, Haoyang Cai, Caius Solovan, Michael Baudis
BACKGROUND: DNA copy number profiles from microarray and sequencing experiments sometimes contain wave artefacts which may be introduced during sample preparation and cannot be removed completely by existing preprocessing methods. Besides, large derivative log ratio spread (DLRS) of the probes correlating with poor DNA quality is sometimes observed in genome screening experiments and may lead to unreliable copy number profiles. Depending on the extent of these artefacts and the resulting misidentification of copy number alterations/variations (CNA/CNV), it may be desirable to exclude such samples from analyses or to adapt the downstream data analysis strategy accordingly...
October 12, 2016: BMC Genomics
John Christian Givhan Spainhour, Peng Qiu
BACKGROUND: With the advent of large scale biological data collection for various diseases, data analysis pipelines and workflows need to be established to build frameworks for integrative analysis. Here the authors present a pipeline for identifying disease specific gene-drug interactions using CNV (Copy Number Variation) and clinical data from the TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) project. Two cancer types were selected for analysis, LGG (Brain lower grade glioma) and GBM (Glioblastoma multiforme), due to the possible progression from LGG to GBM in some cases...
October 6, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
Yesim Gökmen-Polar, Sunil Badve
Heat shock transcription factor 1 (HSF1), a key regulator of the heat-shock response, is deregulated in many cancers. HSF1 can mediate cancer cell survival and metastasis. High levels of HSF1 have been associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer. The nature of HSF1 upregulation needs to be validated in different cohorts to further validate its prognostic utility in breast cancer.We first evaluated its expression in a cohort of breast cancer tissue microarrays with Oncotype DX recurrence scores available using immunohistochemistry...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
Martin Franke, Daniel M Ibrahim, Guillaume Andrey, Wibke Schwarzer, Verena Heinrich, Robert Schöpflin, Katerina Kraft, Rieke Kempfer, Ivana Jerković, Wing-Lee Chan, Malte Spielmann, Bernd Timmermann, Lars Wittler, Ingo Kurth, Paola Cambiaso, Orsetta Zuffardi, Gunnar Houge, Lindsay Lambie, Francesco Brancati, Ana Pombo, Martin Vingron, Francois Spitz, Stefan Mundlos
Chromosome conformation capture methods have identified subchromosomal structures of higher-order chromatin interactions called topologically associated domains (TADs) that are separated from each other by boundary regions. By subdividing the genome into discrete regulatory units, TADs restrict the contacts that enhancers establish with their target genes. However, the mechanisms that underlie partitioning of the genome into TADs remain poorly understood. Here we show by chromosome conformation capture (capture Hi-C and 4C-seq methods) that genomic duplications in patient cells and genetically modified mice can result in the formation of new chromatin domains (neo-TADs) and that this process determines their molecular pathology...
October 5, 2016: Nature
Peter Kuhn, Anders Carlsson, Madelyn S Luttgen, Kevin Keomanee Dizon, Patricia Troncoso, Paul Corn, Anand Kolatkar, James B Hicks, Christopher Logothetis, Amado J Zurita
PURPOSE: Recent studies demonstrate that prostate cancer clones from different metastatic sites are dynamically represented in the blood of patients over time, suggesting that the paired evaluation of tumor cells in circulation and bone marrow, the primary target for prostate cancer metastasis, may provide complementary information. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We adapted our single-cell high-content liquid biopsy platform to bone marrow aspirates (BMA), to concurrently identify and characterize prostate cancer cells in patients' blood and bone and thus discern features associated to tumorigenicity and dynamics of metastatic progression...
October 4, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Zhongping Cheng, Weihong Yang, Jing Guo, Ning Luo, Li Chen, Yan Xie, Xiaoyan Qu, Liping Hu, Hong Dai, Xiaoming Zuo
The present report aimed to study genetic alterations underlying extraovarian peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma (EPSPC), which have not previously been systematically investigated. A case of EPSPC was identified, and its genetic alterations were assessed by combining comparative genomic hybridization and whole-exome sequencing technologies to investigate the genomic landscape, including copy number variations and mutations in EPSPC. It was found that a large number of germline mutations were present, which may have predisposed the patient to the occurrence of this disease...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Salomon Manier, Karma Salem, Siobhan V Glavey, Aldo M Roccaro, Irene M Ghobrial
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a genetically complex disease. The past few years have seen an evolution in cancer research with the emergence of next-generation sequencing (NGS), enabling high throughput sequencing of tumors-including whole exome, whole genome, RNA, and single-cell sequencing as well as genome-wide association study (GWAS). A few inherited variants have been described, counting for some cases of familial disease. Hierarchically, primary events in MM can be divided into hyperdiploid (HDR) and nonhyperdiploid subtypes...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
Junjie Zhao, Weidong Xu, Minghui He, Zhensheng Zhang, Shuxiong Zeng, Chong Ma, Yinghao Sun, Chuanliang Xu
Non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) often has a worse prognosis following its progression to muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), despite radical cystectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection combined with chemotherapy. Therefore, the discovery of novel biomarkers for predicting the progression of this disease and of therapeutic targets for preventing it is crucial. We performed whole-exome sequencing to analyze superficial tumor tissues (Tsup) and basal tumor tissues (Tbas) from 3 MIBC patients and identified previously unreported copy number variations in IPO11 that warrants further investigation as a molecular target...
September 28, 2016: Oncotarget
Musteyde Yucebas, Sunde Yilmaz Susluer, Hasan Onur Caglar, Tugce Balci, Z Ozlem Dogan Sigva, Taner Akalin, Nezih Oktar, Tayfun Dalbasti, Cigir Biray Avci, Cumhur Gunduz
PURPOSE: The repressor element 1 (RE-1) silencing transcription factor (REST) is a transcription factor which represses the expression of neuronal differentiation-related genes including SYN1 gene. CoREST, encoded by RCOR1 gene, binds to the REST protein for remodeling of chromatin structure. Although there is a relation among REST, RCOR1, and SYN1 genes, the role of these genes in glioma tumors is still unclear. In this study, expressions of REST, RCOR1, and SYN1 genes were detected in primary cultures derived from tumor samples of diffuse astrocytoma (DA), anaplastic oligodendroglioma (AO), and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cases...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Philipp H Baldia, Angela Maurer, Timon Heide, Michael Rose, Robert Stoehr, Arndt Hartmann, Sarah V Williams, Margaret A Knowles, Ruth Knuechel, Nadine T Gaisa
Although drugable fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) alterations in squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of various entities are well known, little is known about FGFR modifications in squamous differentiated bladder cancer. Therefore, our study evaluated FGFR1-3 alterations as a putative therapeutic target in this subgroup. We analyzed 73 squamous differentiated bladder cancers (n = 10 pT2, n = 55 pT3, n = 8 pT4) for FGFR1-3 protein expression, FGFR1-3 copy number variations, FGFR3 chromosomal rearrangements (fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)) and FGFR3 mutations (SNapShot analysis)...
September 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Yadav Sapkota, Ashok Narasimhan, Mahalakshmi Kumaran, Badan S Sehrawat, Sambasivarao Damaraju
Breast cancer (BC) predisposition in populations arises from both genetic and nongenetic risk factors. Structural variations such as copy number variations (CNVs) are heritable determinants for disease susceptibility. The primary objectives of this study are (1) to identify CNVs associated with sporadic BC using a genome-wide association study (GWAS) design; (2) to utilize 2 distinct CNV calling algorithms to identify concordant CNVs as a strategy to reduce false positive associations in the hypothesis-generating GWAS discovery phase, and (3) to identify potential candidate CNVs for follow-up replication studies...
September 27, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
Archana Anantharaman, Terence Friedlander, David Lu, Rachel Krupa, Gayatri Premasekharan, Jeffrey Hough, Matthew Edwards, Rosa Paz, Karla Lindquist, Ryon Graf, Adam Jendrisak, Jessica Louw, Lyndsey Dugan, Sarah Baird, Yipeng Wang, Ryan Dittamore, Pamela L Paris
BACKGROUND: While programmed death 1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) checkpoint inhibitors have activity in a proportion of patients with advanced bladder cancer, strongly predictive and prognostic biomarkers are still lacking. In this study, we evaluated PD-L1 protein expression on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) isolated from patients with muscle invasive (MIBC) and metastatic (mBCa) bladder cancer and explore the prognostic value of CTC PD-L1 expression on clinical outcomes...
2016: BMC Cancer
D Baumhoer
Osteosarcomas are highly aggressive bone tumors that mainly occur in the metaphyses of long bones in children and adolescents. Genetically, they are characterized by complex structural and numerical aberrations with large intra- and interindividual variations which hamper the identification of the initiating and driving events. Sequencing and copy number analyses in a study of 123 pretherapeutic osteosarcoma samples identified mutations in 14 genes as the potential main drivers. Although almost half of all osteosarcomas could be attributed to mutations in TP53 and RB1, no single driver gene could be found that was clearly responsible for the majority of tumors...
September 20, 2016: Der Pathologe
Damien A Leach, Suzanne M Powell, Charlotte Bevan
Prostate cancer has, for decades, been treated by inhibiting androgen signalling. This is effective in the majority of patients, but inevitably resistance develops and patients progress to life-threatening metastatic disease - hence the quest for new effective therapies for "castrate-resistant" prostate cancer (CRPC). Studies into what pathways can drive tumour recurrence under these conditions has identified several other nuclear receptor signalling pathways as potential drivers or modulators of CRPC. The nuclear receptors constitute a large (48 members) superfamily of transcription factors sharing a common modular functional structure...
September 19, 2016: Endocrine-related Cancer
Zhai Cai, Shuai Han, Zhou Li, Yunlin He, Jiajing Zhou, Wenhua Huang, Yichun Xu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a highly heterogeneous disease that is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. This study presents a genome-wide assessment of variations in primary colorectal cancer maintained in metastases, even in distant metastases. The purpose of this study was to determine whether intratumor heterogeneity is related to disease progression and metastasis in CRC. The results showed that 882 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associated genes and 473 copy number variant (CNV) associated genes specific to metastasis were found...
September 15, 2016: Gene
Changsheng Zhang, Hongmin Cai, Jingying Huang, Yan Song
BACKGROUND: Variations in DNA copy number have an important contribution to the development of several diseases, including autism, schizophrenia and cancer. Single-cell sequencing technology allows the dissection of genomic heterogeneity at the single-cell level, thereby providing important evolutionary information about cancer cells. In contrast to traditional bulk sequencing, single-cell sequencing requires the amplification of the whole genome of a single cell to accumulate enough samples for sequencing...
2016: BMC Bioinformatics
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