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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454390/expression-of-novel-cancer-testis-antigen-tmem31-increases-during-metastatic-melanoma-progression
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Jiaqiang Li, Xiaowen Zou, Cailing Li, Jianhua Zhong, Yan Chen, Xiaoyue Zhang, Fuming Qi, Mengshuo Li, Zhiming Cai, Aifa Tang
Cancer/testis (CT) antigens are promising targets for immunotherapy due to their restricted expression in the germ cells of the testis in healthy tissue and high immunogenicity. The aim of the present study was to determine whether transmembrane protein 31 (TMEM31) is a CT antigen and to investigate the pattern of TMEM31 expression during the progression of melanoma. The pattern of expression of human TMEM31 mRNA in multiple human tissues was determined through reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454378/prognostic-value-of-intratumoral-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-expression-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
#2
Katarina Kalavska, Zuzana Cierna, Michal Chovanec, Martina Takacova, Daniela Svetlovska, Viera Miskovska, Jana Obertova, Patrik Palacka, Jan Rajec, Zuzana Sycova-Mila, Katarina Machalekova, Karol Kajo, Stanislav Spanik, Jozef Mardiak, Pavel Babal, Silvia Pastorekova, Michal Mego
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) represent a highly curable malignancy, however a small proportion of patients fails to be cured with cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX) is upregulated by hypoxia in several cancer types and correlates with a poor prognosis. The present translational study evaluated expression and prognostic value of CA IX in TGCTs. Surgical specimens from 228 patients with TGCTs were processed by the tissue microarray method and subjected to immunohistochemistry with the M75 monoclonal antibody...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453505/breast-cancer-intra-tumor-heterogeneity-one-tumor-different-entities
#3
José Esparza-López, Elizabet Escobar-Arriaga, Santos Soto-Germes, María de Jesús Ibarra-Sánchez
In recent years, it has become evident that intra-tumor heterogeneity of breast cancer is a big challenge for the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical course of tumor-bearing patients. The advances in molecular biology and other technologies have led to the knowledge that a breast cancer tumor is comprised of multiple cellular entities. Here we review the two theories that have been described, trying to explain the origin of intra-tumor heterogeneity: clonal evolution and cancer stem cells. The first one considers that a single cell gives rise to many subpopulations through the accumulation of multiple aberrations, while the cancer stem cells theory foresees a hierarchical tumor evolution where only a few cells with self-renewal capacity give rise to different subpopulations...
March 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448657/association-between-slc16a5-genetic-variation-and-cisplatin-induced-ototoxic-effects-in-adult-patients-with-testicular-cancer
#4
Britt I Drögemöller, Jose G Monzon, Amit P Bhavsar, Adrienne E Borrie, Beth Brooks, Galen E B Wright, Geoffrey Liu, Daniel J Renouf, Christian K Kollmannsberger, Philippe L Bedard, Folefac Aminkeng, Ursula Amstutz, Claudette A Hildebrand, Erandika P Gunaretnam, Carol Critchley, Zhuo Chen, Liam R Brunham, Michael R Hayden, Colin J D Ross, Karen A Gelmon, Bruce C Carleton
Importance: Cisplatin-induced ototoxic effects are an important complication that affects testicular cancer survivors as a consequence of treatment. The identification of genetic variants associated with this adverse drug reaction will further our mechanistic understanding of its development and potentially lead to strategies to prevent ototoxic effects. Objective: To identify the genetic variants associated with cisplatin-induced ototoxic effects in adult testicular cancer patients...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446200/human-germ-stem-cell-specific-gene-tex19-influences-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-cancer-prognosis
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Vicente Planells-Palop, Ali Hazazi, Julia Feichtinger, Jana Jezkova, Gerhard Thallinger, Naif O Alsiwiehri, Mikhlid Almutairi, Lee Parry, Jane A Wakeman, Ramsay J McFarlane
BACKGROUND: Cancer/testis (CT) genes have expression normally restricted to the testis, but become activated during oncogenesis, so they have excellent potential as cancer-specific biomarkers. Evidence is starting to emerge to indicate that they also provide function(s) in the oncogenic programme. Human TEX19 is a recently identified CT gene, but a functional role for TEX19 in cancer has not yet been defined. METHODS: siRNA was used to deplete TEX19 levels in various cancer cell lines...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444134/characterization-of-foxo1-3-and-4-transcription-factors-in-ovaries-of-fetal-prepubertal-and-adult-rhesus-macaques
#6
Alison Y Ting, Mary B Zelinski
The phosphoinositide 3-kinase/AKT signaling pathway negatively regulates follicle activation via the forkhead box O (FOXO) transcription factor in rodents. FOXO3 knockout mice exhibit global activation of primordial follicles leading to early depletion of ovarian follicles and subsequent infertility. Whether a similar mechanism for follicle activation exists in the primate ovary is unclear. In the current study, protein localization of FOXO1, 3 and 4 as well as their upstream regulator, AKT/p-AKT, were examined in rhesus macaque ovaries of 3 developmental stages: fetal, prepubertal and adult...
April 22, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441249/epidemiology-of-second-primary-tumors-in-women-with-ovarian-cancer
#7
Tomi T Kanninen, Dimitrios Nasioudis, Giovanni Sisti, Kevin Holcomb, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Susan Khalil, Anar Gojayev, Steven S Witkin
OBJECTIVE: The last large study of second primary tumors (SPTs) in women with ovarian cancer was published in 1996, prior to major changes in the differential diagnosis and treatment. The present study reports on the incidence of SPTs in a contemporary cohort of patients with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. METHODS: Ovarian cancer patients with a diagnosis of an ovarian malignancy between 1992 and 2012 were identified and characterized from 13 registries of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439515/endogenous-retroviruses-with-us-and-against-us
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Thomas J Meyer, Jimi L Rosenkrantz, Lucia Carbone, Shawn L Chavez
Mammalian genomes are scattered with thousands of copies of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), mobile genetic elements that are relics of ancient retroviral infections. After inserting copies into the germ line of a host, most ERVs accumulate mutations that prevent the normal assembly of infectious viral particles, becoming trapped in host genomes and unable to leave to infect other cells. While most copies of ERVs are inactive, some are transcribed and encode the proteins needed to generate new insertions at novel loci...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438622/p53-alteration-in-morphologically-normal-benign-breast-luminal-cells-in-brca-carriers-with-or-without-history-of-breast-cancer
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Xi Wang, Amber A El-Halaby, Hengwei Zhang, Qi Yang, Todd S Laughlin, Paul G Rothberg, Kristin Skinner, David G Hicks
Germ-line mutations in BRCA genes have been shown to predispose patients to breast cancer. Studies have suggested that p53 alteration is a necessary step in tumorigenesis in BRCA carriers. Our previous study showed p53 alteration in morphologically normal/benign breast luminal cells in sporadic breast cancer patients, the so-called "breast p53 signature". Here, we studied p53 status in 66 BRCA1/2 carriers' breasts; 29 patients with breast carcinoma (2 patients with bilateral breast carcinomas) and 37 without...
April 21, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438184/microbiota-activated-cd103-dcs-stemming-from-microbiota-adaptation-specifically-drive-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t17-proliferation-and-activation
#10
Chris Fleming, Yihua Cai, Xuan Sun, Venkatakrishna R Jala, Feng Xue, Samantha Morrissey, Yu-Ling Wei, Yueh-Hsiu Chien, Huang-Ge Zhang, Bodduluri Haribabu, Jian Huang, Jun Yan
BACKGROUND: IL-17-producing γδT cells (γδT17) promote autoinflammatory diseases and cancers. Yet, γδT17 peripheral regulation has not been thoroughly explored especially in the context of microbiota-host interaction. The potent antigen-presenting CD103(+) dendritic cell (DC) is a key immune player in close contact with both γδT17 cells and microbiota. This study presents a novel cellular network among microbiota, CD103(+) DCs, and γδT17 cells. METHODS: Immunophenotyping of IL-17r(-/-) mice and IL-17r(-/-) IRF8(-/-) mice were performed by ex vivo immunostaining and flow cytometric analysis...
April 24, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436947/dedifferentiation-into-blastomere-like-cancer-stem-cells-via-formation-of-polyploid-giant-cancer-cells
#11
N Niu, I Mercado-Uribe, J Liu
Our recent perplexing findings that polyploid giant cancer cells (PGCCs) acquired embryonic-like stemness and were capable of tumor initiation raised two important unanswered questions: how do PGCCs acquire such stemness, and to which stage of normal development do PGCCs correspond. Intriguingly, formation of giant cells due to failed mitosis/cytokinesis is common in the blastomere stage of the preimplantation embryo. However, the relationship between PGCCs and giant blastomeres has never been studied. Here, we tracked the fate of single PGCCs following paclitaxel-induced mitotic failure...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435402/synchronous-bilateral-testis-cancer-clinical-and-oncological-management
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Davide Campobasso, Stefania Ferretti, Antonio Frattini
Synchronous bilateral testis cancer (SBTC) is a rare event. It represents only 0.5-1% of all new cases of testicular cancer. Patients with this disease require careful management for psychological, oncological, and medical problems. We performed a PubMed search for all series that reported SBTC. We considered only articles in English, reporting on more than three cases. We also performed an analysis of the reported evidence regarding testosterone replacement and surgical treatment. We found 10 studies satisfying inclusion criteria for a total of 73 patients...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432399/-when-is-surgical-resection-of-metastases-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-indicated-and-is-there-a-scientific-basis
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A Heidenreich, P Paffenholz, F Haidl, D Pfister
Surgical resection of metastases represents an integral part of curative management in patients with testicular germ cell tumors (GCT). Primary nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (nsRPLND) for low volume metastases in clinical stages I-IIB has to be differentiated from the more complex and more extensive postchemotherapeutic procedures. In Europe, primary nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (nsRPLND) for clinical stage I nonseminomatous GCT (NSGCT) plays a subordinate. In clinical stage IIA/B, nsRPLND is indicated for patients with marker-negative metastases in whom cure rates of about 65% can be achieved with surgery alone...
April 21, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428886/vaccination-with-inhibin-%C3%AE-provides-effective-immunotherapy-against-testicular-stromal-cell-tumors
#14
Robert Aguilar, Justin M Johnson, Patrick Barrett, Vincent K Tuohy
BACKGROUND: Testicular cancer is the most common male neoplasm occurring in men between the ages of 20 and 34. Although germ-line testicular tumors respond favorably to current standard of care, testicular stromal cell (TSC) tumors derived from Sertoli cells or Leydig cells often fail to respond to chemotherapy or radiation therapy and have a 5-year overall survival significantly lower than the more common and more treatable germ line testicular tumors. METHODS: To improve outcomes for TSC cancer, we have developed a therapeutic vaccine targeting inhibin-α, a protein produced by normal Sertoli and Leydig cells of the testes and expressed in the majority of TSC tumors...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426398/k-ras-and-n-ras-mutations-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
#15
Bekir Muhammet Hacioglu, Hilmi Kodaz, Bulent Erdogan, Ahmet Cinkaya, Ebru Tastekin, Ilhan Hacibekiroglu, Esma Turkmen, Osman Kostek, Ezgi Genc, Sernaz Uzunoglu, Irfan Cicin
Testicular cancer is a relatively rare tumor type, accounting for approximately 1% of all cancers in men. However, among men aged between 15 and 40 years, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy. Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are classified as seminoma and non-seminoma. The RAS oncogene controls several cellular functions, including cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and differentiation. Thus, RAS signaling is important for normal germ cell development. Mutations of the Kirsten RAS (K-RAS) gene are present in over 20% of all cancers...
April 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423520/prognostic-role-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expressing-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
#16
Michal Chovanec, Zuzana Cierna, Viera Miskovska, Katarina Machalekova, Daniela Svetlovska, Katarina Kalavska, Katarina Rejlekova, Stanislav Spanik, Karol Kajo, Pavel Babal, Jozef Mardiak, Michal Mego
PURPOSE: Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are nearly universally curable malignancies. Nevertheless, standard cisplatin-based chemotherapy is not curative in a small subgroup of patients. Previously, we showed that PD-L1 overexpression is associated with worse prognosis in TGCTs, while tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are prognostic in different types of cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of PD-1 and PD-L1 expressing TILs in TGCTs. RESULTS: PD-L1 positive TILs were found significantly more often in seminomas (95...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422548/epidemiological-profile-and-treatment-outcomes-in-young-adults-19-29-years-of-age-treated-for-cancer-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#17
Victor Hugo Fonseca de Jesus, Taynan Nunes Ribeiro, Ludmilla T Domingos Chinen, Vanessa Alves, Maria Paula Curado, Marcello Ferretti Fanelli
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, the incidence of cancer in young adults (20-39 years) is increasing, and represents an important cause of mortality in this age group. A retrospective study was undertaken to provide information that may lead to improved treatment outcomes. METHODS: Epidemiological, clinicopathological, treatment, and survival information were retrieved from the electronic database registry of a tertiary referral hospital in São Paulo, Brazil for patients 19-29 years of age diagnosed with cancer between January 2007 and December 2012...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418004/host-determinants-of-expression-of-the-helicobacter-pylori-baba-adhesin
#18
Mary E Kable, Lori M Hansen, Cathy M Styer, Samuel L Deck, Olena Rakhimova, Anna Shevtsova, Kathryn A Eaton, Miriam E Martin, Pär Gideonsson, Thomas Borén, Jay V Solnick
Expression of the Helicobacter pylori blood group antigen binding adhesin A (BabA) is more common in strains isolated from patients with peptic ulcer disease or gastric cancer, rather than asymptomatic colonization. Here we used mouse models to examine host determinants that affect H. pylori BabA expression. BabA expression was lost by phase variation as frequently in WT mice as in RAG2-/- mice that do not have functional B or T cells, and in MyD88-/-, TLR2-/- and TLR4-/- mice that are defective in toll like receptor signaling...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417059/susceptibility-of-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc-h103-and-h376-cell-lines-to-retroviral-oskm-mediated-reprogramming
#19
Nalini Devi Verusingam, Swee Keong Yeap, Huynh Ky, Ian C Paterson, Suan Phaik Khoo, Soon Keng Cheong, Alan H K Ong, Tunku Kamarul
Although numbers of cancer cell lines have been shown to be successfully reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), reprogramming Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) to pluripotency in relation to its cancer cell type and the expression pattern of pluripotent genes under later passage remain unexplored. In our study, we reprogrammed and characterised H103 and H376 oral squamous carcinoma cells using retroviral OSKM mediated method. Reprogrammed cells were characterized for their embryonic stem cells (ESCs) like morphology, pluripotent gene expression via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), immunofluorescence staining, embryoid bodies (EB) formation and directed differentiation capacity...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414684/who-shot-the-cannonballs-extensive-lung-metastases-in-a-39-year-old-man
#20
D Sommerhalder, J Blondin
CASE: A 39 year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of a cough of 2 months in duration. He also complained of weight loss of 20 pounds in two months and night sweats over the same period. An x-ray of the chest was performed and revealed innumerable lung nodules and masses. Computed tomography of the chest and abdomen were subsequently performed which confirmed the masses, but imaging did not reveal an obvious primary source. A testicular exam was performed but no obvious abnormalities were noted...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
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