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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331391/microrna-mediated-regulation-of-splicing-factors-srsf1-srsf2-and-hnrnp-a1-in-context-of-their-alternatively-spliced-3-utrs
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Elżbieta Sokół, Hanna Kędzierska, Alicja Czubaty, Beata Rybicka, Katarzyna Rodzik, Zbigniew Tański, Joanna Bogusławska, Agnieszka Piekiełko-Witkowska
SRSF1, SRSF2 and hnRNP A1 are splicing factors that regulate the expression of oncogenes and tumor suppressors. SRSF1 and SRSF2 contribute to the carcinogenesis in the kidney. Despite their importance, the mechanisms regulating their expression in cancer are not entirely understood. Here, we investigated the microRNA-mediated regulation of SRSF1, SRSF2 and hnRNP A1 in renal cancer. The expression of microRNAs predicted to target SRSF1, SRSF2 and hnRNP A1 was disturbed in renal tumors compared with controls...
January 10, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330284/novel-intergenically-spliced-chimera-nfatc3-pla2g15-is-associated-with-aggressive-t-all-biology-and-outcome
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Jonathan Bond, Christine Tran Quang, Guillaume Hypolite, Mohamed Belhocine, Aurélie Bergon, Gaëlle Cordonnier, Jacques Ghysdael, Elizabeth Macintyre, Nicolas Boissel, Salvatore Spicuglia, Vahid Asnafi
Leukemias are frequently characterized by the expression of oncogenic fusion chimeras that normally arise due to chromosomal rearrangements. Intergenically-spliced chimeric RNAs (ISCs) are transcribed in the absence of structural genomic changes, and aberrant ISC expression is now recognized as a potential driver of cancer. To better understand these potential oncogenic drivers, high-throughput RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed on T-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) patient specimens (n=24) and candidate T-ALL-related ISCs were identified (n=55; a median of 4 per patient)...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330282/population-dependent-intron-retention-and-dna-methylation-in-breast-cancer
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Dongwook Kim, Manu Shivakumar, Seonggyun Han, Michael S Sinclair, Youngji Lee, Yonglan Zheng, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Dokyoon Kim, Younghee Lee
Regulation of gene expression by DNA methylation in gene promoter regions is well-studied; however, the effects of methylation in the gene body (exons and introns) on gene expression are comparatively understudied. Recently, hyper-methylation has been implicated in the inclusion of alternatively spliced exons; moreover, exon recognition can be enhanced by recruiting the methyl-CpG-binding protein (MeCP2) to hyper-methylated sites. This study examines if methylation status of an intron is correlated with how frequently the intron is retained during splicing using DNA methylation and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data from breast cancer tissue specimens in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329719/regulatory-potential-of-the-rna-processing-machinery-implications-for-human-disease
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REVIEW
Kirstyn T Carey, Vihandha O Wickramasinghe
Splicing and nuclear export of mRNA are critical steps in the gene expression pathway. While RNA processing factors can perform general, essential functions for intron removal and bulk export of mRNA, emerging evidence highlights that the core RNA splicing and export machineries also display regulatory potential. Here, we discuss recent insights into how this regulatory potential can selectively alter gene expression and regulate important biological processes. We also highlight the participation of RNA processing pathways in the cellular response to DNA damage at multiple levels...
January 9, 2018: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328432/a-double-edged-function-of-ddx3-as-an-oncogene-or-tumor-suppressor-in-cancer-progression-review
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Yu He, Dan Zhang, Yanfang Yang, Xixi Wang, Xinyu Zhao, Peng Zhang, Hongxia Zhu, Ningzhi Xu, Shufang Liang
DEAD-box RNA helicase 3 (DDX3) is a highly conserved family member of DEAD-box proteins in all eukaryotes from yeasts to human beings. Accumulating studies have confirmed DDX3 has the ability to regulate different steps of RNA metabolism, including RNA splicing, RNA export, transcription and translation initiation. Moreover, DDX3 is involved in many biological processes, such as stress response, cell apoptosis, cell cycle regulation and virus infection. In recent years, DDX3 is getting increasing attention due to its essential roles in cancer progression...
January 9, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325523/fanconi-anemia-with-sun-sensitivity-caused-by-a-xeroderma-pigmentosum-associated-missense-mutation-in-xpf
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Isabell Popp, Maqsood Punekar, Nick Telford, Stavros Stivaros, Kate Chandler, Meenakshi Minnis, Anna Castleton, Claire Higham, Louise Hopewell, D Gareth Evans, Anja Raams, Arjan F Theil, Stefan Meyer, Detlev Schindler
BACKGROUND: Fanconi anemia (FA) is an inherited genomic instability disorder with congenital and developmental abnormalities, bone marrow failure and predisposition to cancer early in life, and cellular sensitivity to DNA interstrand crosslinks. CASE PRESENTATION: A fifty-one-year old female patient, initially diagnosed with FA in childhood on the basis of classic features and increased chromosomal breakage, and remarkable sun-sensitivity is described. She only ever had mild haematological abnormalities and no history of malignancy...
January 11, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323792/the-retinamide-vnlg-152-inhibits-ar-ar-v7-and-mnk-eif4esignaling-pathways-to-suppress-emt-and-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-xenograft-growth
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Vidya P Ramamurthy, Senthilmurugan Ramalingam, Lalji K Gediya, Vincent C O Njar
VNLG-152, a lead novel retinamide (NR) shown to suppress growth and progression in genetically diverse PCa cells via inhibition of AR signaling and eIF4E translational machinery. Herein, we report therapeutic effects of VNLG-152 on castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) growth and metastatic phenotype in CRPC tumor xenograft model. Administration of VNLG-152 significantly and dose-dependently suppressed the growth of aggressive CWR22Rv1 tumors by 63.4% and 76.3% respectively (P = 0.001), vs. vehicle with no host toxicity...
January 11, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319382/ctc-derived-ar-v7-detection-as-a-prognostic-and-predictive-biomarker-in-advanced-prostate-cancer
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Diogo A Bastos, Emmanuel S Antonarakis
Prostate cancer is a highly heterogeneous disease, with remarkably different prognosis across all stages. Increased circulating tumor cell (CTC) count (≥ 5) using the CellSearch assay has been identified as one of the markers that can be used to predict survival, with added value beyond currently available prognostic factors. Recently, androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) detection has been associated with worse outcomes for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) treated with novel androgen receptor-signaling (ARS) inhibitors such as abiraterone and enzalutamide but not taxane chemotherapies...
January 10, 2018: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316426/clinical-sequencing-defines-the-genomic-landscape-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Rona Yaeger, Walid K Chatila, Marla D Lipsyc, Jaclyn F Hechtman, Andrea Cercek, Francisco Sanchez-Vega, Gowtham Jayakumaran, Sumit Middha, Ahmet Zehir, Mark T A Donoghue, Daoqi You, Agnes Viale, Nancy Kemeny, Neil H Segal, Zsofia K Stadler, Anna M Varghese, Ritika Kundra, Jianjiong Gao, Aijazuddin Syed, David M Hyman, Efsevia Vakiani, Neal Rosen, Barry S Taylor, Marc Ladanyi, Michael F Berger, David B Solit, Jinru Shia, Leonard Saltz, Nikolaus Schultz
Metastatic colorectal cancers (mCRCs) are clinically heterogeneous, but the genomic basis of this variability remains poorly understood. We performed prospective targeted sequencing of 1,134 CRCs. We identified splice alterations in intronic regions of APC and large in-frame deletions in CTNNB1, increasing oncogenic WNT pathway alterations to 96% of CRCs. Right-sided primary site in microsatellite stable mCRC was associated with shorter survival, older age at diagnosis, increased mutations, and enrichment of oncogenic alterations in KRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, AKT1, RNF43, and SMAD4 compared with left-sided primaries...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311669/adipocyte-activated-oxidative-and-er-stress-pathways-promote-tumor-survival-in-bone-via-upregulation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-and-survivin
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Mackenzie K Herroon, Erandi Rajagurubandara, Jonathan D Diedrich, Elisabeth I Heath, Izabela Podgorski
Metastatic tumor cells engage the local tumor microenvironment and activate specific pro-survival mechanisms to thrive and progress in the harsh bone marrow niche. Here we show that the major contributors to the survival of carcinoma cells that have colonized the bone marrow are the adipocyte-induced oxidative stress and ER stress pathways. We demonstrate that upon exposure to adipocyte-rich environments in vitro or in vivo, bone-trophic prostate and breast tumor cells upregulate the oxidative stress enzyme, HO-1...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311133/dual-ire1-rnase-functions-dictate-glioblastoma-development
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Stéphanie Lhomond, Tony Avril, Nicolas Dejeans, Konstantinos Voutetakis, Dimitrios Doultsinos, Mari McMahon, Raphaël Pineau, Joanna Obacz, Olga Papadodima, Florence Jouan, Heloise Bourien, Marianthi Logotheti, Gwénaële Jégou, Néstor Pallares-Lupon, Kathleen Schmit, Pierre-Jean Le Reste, Amandine Etcheverry, Jean Mosser, Kim Barroso, Elodie Vauléon, Marion Maurel, Afshin Samali, John B Patterson, Olivier Pluquet, Claudio Hetz, Véronique Quillien, Aristotelis Chatziioannou, Eric Chevet
Proteostasis imbalance is emerging as a major hallmark of cancer, driving tumor aggressiveness. Evidence suggests that the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), a major site for protein folding and quality control, plays a critical role in cancer development. This concept is valid in glioblastoma multiform (GBM), the most lethal primary brain cancer with no effective treatment. We previously demonstrated that the ER stress sensor IRE1α (referred to as IRE1) contributes to GBM progression, through XBP1 mRNA splicing and regulated IRE1-dependent decay (RIDD) of RNA Here, we first demonstrated IRE1 signaling significance to human GBM and defined specific IRE1-dependent gene expression signatures that were confronted to human GBM transcriptomes...
January 8, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310837/assessment-of-a-fbxw8-frameshift-mutation-c-1312_1313delgt-in-breast-cancer-patients-and-controls-from-central-europe
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Jing Wang, Natalia Bogdanova, Peter Schürmann, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, Robert Geffers, Thilo Dörk
F-box proteins participate in multiple cellular processes through ubiquitylation and subsequent degradation of target proteins, such as cyclin D1 as target of FBXW8. To investigate the spectrum of FBXW8 germ-line mutations in patients with breast cancer and healthy controls, we analyzed the whole FBXW8 coding region and flanking untranslated portions in germ-line DNA samples of 91 breast cancer patients and 277 healthy controls using next-generation amplicon sequencing. Five missense variants, one splice site variant, one frameshift variant, one synonymous variant, and one variant in the 3'-UTR were identified...
January 2018: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310832/comprehensive-brca-mutation-analysis-in-the-greek-population-experience-from-a-single-clinical-diagnostic-center
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Angela Apessos, Konstantinos Agiannitopoulos, Georgia Pepe, Georgios N Tsaousis, Eirini Papadopoulou, Vasiliki Metaxa-Mariatou, Angeliki Tsirigoti, Chrysoula Efstathiadou, Christos Markopoulos, Grigorios Xepapadakis, Vasileios Venizelos, Aris Tsiftsoglou, Ioannis Natsiopoulos, George Nasioulas
Germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are associated with hereditary predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. Sensitive and accurate detection of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations is crucial for personalized clinical management of individuals affected by breast or ovarian cancer, and for the identification of at-risk healthy relatives. We performed molecular analysis of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in 898 Greek families, using Sanger sequencing or Next Generation Sequencing for the detection of small insertion/deletion frameshift, nonsynonymous, truncating and splice-site alterations and MLPA for the detection of large genomic rearrangements...
January 2018: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301749/in-situ-detection-and-quantification-of-ar-v7-ar-fl-psa-and-kras-point-mutations-in-circulating-tumor-cells
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Amin El-Heliebi, Claudia Hille, Navya Laxman, Jessica Svedlund, Christoph Haudum, Erkan Ercan, Thomas Kroneis, Shukun Chen, Maria Smolle, Christopher Rossmann, Tomasz Krzywkowski, Annika Ahlford, Evangelia Darai, Gunhild von Amsberg, Winfried Alsdorf, Frank König, Matthias Löhr, Inge de Kruijff, Sabine Riethdorf, Tobias M Gorges, Klaus Pantel, Thomas Bauernhofer, Mats Nilsson, Peter Sedlmayr
BACKGROUND: Liquid biopsies can be used in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) to detect androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7), a splicing product of the androgen receptor. Patients with AR-V7-positive circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have greater benefit of taxane chemotherapy compared with novel hormonal therapies, indicating a treatment-selection biomarker. Likewise, in those with pancreatic cancer (PaCa), KRAS mutations act as prognostic biomarkers. Thus, there is an urgent need for technology investigating the expression and mutation status of CTCs...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301747/an-rna-based-digital-circulating-tumor-cell-signature-is-predictive-of-drug-response-and-early-dissemination-in-prostate-cancer
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David T Miyamoto, Richard J Lee, Mark Kalinich, Joseph LiCausi, Yu Zheng, Tianqi Chen, John D Milner, Erin Emmons, Uyen Ho, Katherine Broderick, Erin Silva, Sarah Javaid, Tanya Todorova Kwan, Xin Hong, Douglas M Dahl, Francis J McGovern, Jason A Efstathiou, Matthew R Smith, Lecia V Sequist, Ravi Kapur, Chin-Lee Wu, Shannon L Stott, David T Ting, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Mehmet Toner, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber
Blood-based biomarkers are critical in metastatic prostate cancer, where characteristic bone metastases are not readily sampled, and they may enable risk stratification in localized disease. We established a sensitive and high-throughput strategy for analyzing prostate circulating tumor cells (CTCs) using microfluidic cell enrichment followed by digital quantitation of prostate-derived transcripts. In a prospective study of 27 metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients treated with first-line abiraterone, pretreatment elevation of the digital CTCM Score identifies a high risk population with poor overall survival (HR 6...
January 4, 2018: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300757/the-effects-of-alternative-splicing-on-mirna-binding-sites-in-bladder-cancer
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Seonggyun Han, Dongwook Kim, Manu Shivakumar, Young-Ji Lee, Tullika Garg, Jason E Miller, Ju Han Kim, Dokyoon Kim, Younghee Lee
Eukaryotic organisms have developed a variety of mechanisms to regulate translation post-transcriptionally, including but not limited to the use of miRNA silencing in many species. One method of post-transcriptional regulation is through miRNAs that bind to the 3' UTRs to regulate mRNA abundance and influence protein expression. Therefore, the diversity of mRNA 3' UTRs mediating miRNA binding sites influence miRNA-mediated regulation. Alternative polyadenylation, by shortening mRNA isoforms, increases the diversity of 3' UTRs; moreover, short mRNA isoforms elude miRNA-medicated repression...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296927/abo-blood-group-a-transferases-catalyze-the-biosynthesis-of-fors-blood-group-fors1-antigen-upon-deletion-of-exon-3-or-4
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Miyako Yamamoto, Emili Cid, Fumiichiro Yamamoto
Evolutionarily related ABO and GBGT1 genes encode, respectively, A and B glycosyltransferases (AT and BT) and Forssman glycolipid synthase (FS), which catalyze the biosynthesis of A and B, and Forssman (FORS1) oligosaccharide antigens responsible for the ABO and FORS blood group systems. Humans are a Forssman antigen-negative species; however, rare individuals with Apae phenotype express FORS1 on their red blood cells. We previously demonstrated that the replacement of the LeuGlyGly tripeptide sequence at codons 266 to 268 of human AT with GBGT1-encoded FS-specific GlyGlyAla enabled the enzyme to produce FORS1 antigen, although the FS activity was weak...
December 26, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288986/expression-profile-of-three-splicing-factors-in-pleural-cells-based-on-the-underlying-etiology-and-its-clinical-values-in-patients-with-pleural-effusion
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A-Lum Han, Hak-Ryul Kim, Keum-Ha Choi, Jae-Won Ryu, Ki-Eun Hwang, Hong-Seob So, Min-Cheol Park, Mengyu Zhu, Yuya Huang, Young-Jin Lee, Do-Sim Park
Splicing factors (SFs) are involved in oncogenesis or immune modulation, the common underlying processes giving rise to pleural effusion (PE). The expression profiles of three SFs (HNRNPA1, SRSF1, and SRSF3) and their clinical values have never been assessed in PE. The three SFs (in pellets of PE) and conventional tumor markers were analyzed using PE samples in patients with PE (N = 336). The sum of higher-molecular weight (Mw) forms of HNRNPA1 (Sum-HMws-HNRNPA1) and SRSF1 (Sum-HMws-SRSF1) and SRSF3 levels were upregulated in malignant PE (MPE) compared to benign PE (BPE); they were highest in cytology-positive MPE, followed by tuberculous PE and parapneumonic PE...
December 27, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286307/signaling-pathways-driving-aberrant-splicing-in-cancer-cells
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REVIEW
Vânia Gonçalves, Joana F S Pereira, Peter Jordan
Aberrant profiles of pre-mRNA splicing are frequently observed in cancer. At the molecular level, an altered profile results from a complex interplay between chromatin modifications, the transcriptional elongation rate of RNA polymerase, and effective binding of the spliceosome to the generated transcripts. Key players in this interplay are regulatory splicing factors (SFs) that bind to gene-specific splice-regulatory sequence elements. Although mutations in genes of some SFs were described, a major driver of aberrant splicing profiles is oncogenic signal transduction pathways...
December 29, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285362/dtcapfs-a-derivative-of-a-novel-human-hormone-peptide-induces-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells-through-a-mechanism-involving-loss-of-golgi-function
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Joel Ohana, Uziel Sandler, Gideon Kass, Salomon M Stemmer, Yoram Devary
dTCApFs (Nerofe™) is a 14-amino acid derivative of a longer hormone peptide, tumor-cells apoptosis factor (TCApF), which enters the cells through the T1/ST2 receptor. In the present study, the mechanism of action (MOA) of dTCApFs as an anticancer agent was investigated. Experiments were performed in pancreatic cancer cell lines, and immunofluorescent staining demonstrated that dTCApFs is located in the Golgi apparatus of treated cells. It was also demonstrated in pancreatic, breast and ovarian cell lines that dTCApFs treatment led to Golgi structural changes, loss of Golgi function, and molecular effects associated with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, such as increased levels of C/EBP homologous protein, binding immunoglobulin protein (BiP), phosphorylated inositol-requiring enzyme 1 (pIRE1), and increased phosphorylation of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2α, and to the generation of reactive oxygen species, which was attenuated by ER stress inhibitors...
December 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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