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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921583/associations-of-alcohol-intake-smoking-physical-activity-and-obesity-with-survival-following-colorectal-cancer-diagnosis-by-stage-anatomic-site-and-tumor-molecular-subtype
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Harindra Jayasekara, Dallas R English, Andrew Haydon, Allison M Hodge, Brigid M Lynch, Christophe Rosty, Elizabeth J Williamson, Mark Clendenning, Melissa C Southey, Mark A Jenkins, Robin Room, John L Hopper, Roger L Milne, Daniel D Buchanan, Graham G Giles, Robert J MacInnis
The influence of lifestyle factors on survival following a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) is not well established. We examined associations between lifestyle factors measured before diagnosis and CRC survival. The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study collected data on alcohol intake, cigarette smoking and physical activity, and body measurements at baseline (1990-94) and wave 2 (2003-07). We included participants diagnosed to 31 August 2015 with incident stage I-III CRC within 10-years post exposure assessment...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901964/the-role-of-the-surgical-pathologist-in-the-diagnosis-of-gastrointestinal-polyposis-syndromes
#2
Christophe Rosty
Polyps of the gastrointestinal tract are very common lesions and most frequently sporadic in nature. Some polyp subtypes are associated with rare hereditary polyposis syndromes, including juvenile polyposis syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and Cowden syndrome. However, many sporadic benign lesions of the gastrointestinal tract can mimic some of these syndromic hamartomatous polyps. The role of the surgical pathologist is to raise the possibility of a hereditary condition in case of suggestive polyp histology and to look for clinical information to support the suspected diagnosis...
September 8, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892507/extreme-genome-diversity-in-the-hyper-prevalent-parasitic-eukaryote-blastocystis
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Eleni Gentekaki, Bruce A Curtis, Courtney W Stairs, Vladimír Klimeš, Marek Eliáš, Dayana E Salas-Leiva, Emily K Herman, Laura Eme, Maria C Arias, Bernard Henrissat, Frédérique Hilliou, Mary J Klute, Hiroshi Suga, Shehre-Banoo Malik, Arthur W Pightling, Martin Kolisko, Richard A Rachubinski, Alexander Schlacht, Darren M Soanes, Anastasios D Tsaousis, John M Archibald, Steven G Ball, Joel B Dacks, C Graham Clark, Mark van der Giezen, Andrew J Roger
Blastocystis is the most prevalent eukaryotic microbe colonizing the human gut, infecting approximately 1 billion individuals worldwide. Although Blastocystis has been linked to intestinal disorders, its pathogenicity remains controversial because most carriers are asymptomatic. Here, the genome sequence of Blastocystis subtype (ST) 1 is presented and compared to previously published sequences for ST4 and ST7. Despite a conserved core of genes, there is unexpected diversity between these STs in terms of their genome sizes, guanine-cytosine (GC) content, intron numbers, and gene content...
September 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887122/blastocystis-subtypes-detected-in-long-tailed-macaques-in-thailand-further-evidence-of-cryptic-host-specificity
#4
Kotchaphon Vaisusuk, Weerachai Saijuntha, Sutthira Sedlak, Thongchit Thanchomnang, Warayutt Pilap, Warong Suksavate, Christen Rune Stensvold, Chairat Tantrawatpan
Blastocystis is an enteric parasitic protist with a widespread distribution in a variety of human and non-human hosts and supposedly a source of zoonotic transmission. This study aimed to determine the frequency and distribution of Blastocystis subtypes in free-ranging Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaques, LTMs) in Thailand. A total of 628 faecal samples were collected from free-ranging LTMs inhabiting fourteen tourist attraction sites in Thailand. Fresh faecal samples were individually cultured in Jones' medium, and Blastocystis-positive samples were subtyped using nuclear small subunit ribosomal DNA (SSU rDNA) sequencing...
September 5, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881611/inhibition-and-deficiency-of-the-immunoproteasome-subunit-lmp7-suppress-the-development-and-progression-of-colorectal-carcinoma-in-mice
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Julia Koerner, Thomas Brunner, Marcus Groettrup
New treatment options and drug targets for colorectal carcinoma are a pressing medical need. Inflammation and pro-inflammatory cytokines produced by Th1 and Th17 cells like IL-6, TNF, IL-17 and IL-23 promote the development and growth of colorectal cancer (CRC). The immunoproteasome is a proteasome subtype highly expressed in immune cells but also in the intestine. Since the immunoproteasome promotes Th1 and Th17 differentiation and pro-inflammatory cytokine production, we investigated here whether deficiency or inhibition of the immunoproteasome subunit LMP7 would interfere with CRC development and exacerbation in preventive and therapeutic mouse models...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865736/association-between-inflammatory-diet-pattern-and-risk-of-colorectal-carcinoma-subtypes-classified-by-immune-responses-to-tumor
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Li Liu, Reiko Nishihara, Zhi Rong Qian, Fred K Tabung, Daniel Nevo, Xuehong Zhang, Mingyang Song, Yin Cao, Kosuke Mima, Yohei Masugi, Yan Shi, Annacarolina da Silva, Tyler Twombly, Mancang Gu, Wanwan Li, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Keisuke Kosumi, Kentaro Inamura, Jonathan A Nowak, David A Drew, Paul Lochhead, Katsuhiko Nosho, Kana Wu, Molin Wang, Wendy S Garrett, Andrew T Chan, Charles S Fuchs, Edward L Giovannucci, Shuji Ogino
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dietary patterns affect systemic and local intestinal inflammation, which have been linked to colorectal carcinogenesis. Chronic inflammation can interfere with the adaptive immune response. We investigated whether the association of a diet that promotes intestinal inflammation with risk of colorectal carcinoma was stronger for tumors with lower lymphocytic reactions than tumors with higher lymphocytic reactions. METHODS: We collected data from the molecular pathological epidemiology databases of 2 prospective cohort studies: the Nurses' Health Study (since 1976) and the Health Professional Follow-up Study (since 1986)...
August 30, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864325/first-genotyping-of-blastocystis-sp-in-dairy-meat-and-cashmere-goats-in-northwestern-china
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Jun-Ke Song, Yan-Ling Yin, Ya-Jie Yuan, Huan Tang, Guan-Jing Ren, Hui-Jun Zhang, Zi-Xuan Li, Yan-Ming Zhang, Guang-Hui Zhao
Blastocystis is one of the most common parasites inhabiting in small intestines of human and animals. Although its pathogenicity has been remaining controversial, the possibility of zoonotic transmission between human and animals was recognized. The goat was one of the most important economic animals supplying people with cashmere, meat, and dairy products. However, few studies were to investigate Blastocystis infection in goats. A total of 789 faecal specimens of goats (including 362 of dairy, 193 of meat and 234 of cashmere goats) were collected from multiple regions of Shaanxi province in northwestern China to investigate the colonization frequency and subtypes of Blastocystis, and to assess the zoonotic potential of these goats...
August 31, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844117/well-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-neovasculature-expresses-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-a-possible-novel-therapeutic-target
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Maureen Moore, Suraj Panjwani, Rashmi Mathew, Michael Crowley, Yi-Fang Liu, Anna Aronova, Brendan Finnerty, Rasa Zarnegar, Thomas J Fahey, Theresa Scognamiglio
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), a type II transmembrane glycoprotein receptor, is highly expressed in prostate cancer and in the tumor neovasculature of colon, breast, and adrenocortical tumors. Here, we analyzed PSMA expression in the neovasculature of various thyroid cancer subtypes and assessed whether PSMA expression is correlated with aggressive behavior. From a prospectively maintained database, we evaluated 91 samples from 68 patients, including 37 primary differentiated thyroid cancers (DTCs) [11 classic papillary (cPTC), 9 follicular-variant (FvPTC), 11 follicular (FTC), 6 radioactive iodine-refractory (RAIR)], 5 anaplastic (ATC) carcinomas, 9 distant and 12 lymph node metastases, 21 benign thyroid nodules, and 7 normal thyroid specimens...
August 26, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837129/large-scale-comparative-metagenomics-of-blastocystis-a-common-member-of-the-human-gut-microbiome
#9
Francesco Beghini, Edoardo Pasolli, Tin Duy Truong, Lorenza Putignani, Simone M Cacciò, Nicola Segata
The influence of unicellular eukaryotic microorganisms on human gut health and disease is still largely unexplored. Blastocystis spp. commonly colonize the gut, but its clinical significance and ecological role are currently unsettled. We have developed a high-sensitivity bioinformatic pipeline to detect Blastocystis subtypes (STs) from shotgun metagenomics, and applied it to 12 large data sets, comprising 1689 subjects of different geographic origin, disease status and lifestyle. We confirmed and extended previous observations on the high prevalence the microrganism in the population (14...
August 22, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751909/simultaneous-methylation-level-assessment-of-hundreds-of-cpg-sites-by-targeted-bisulfite-pcr-sequencing-tbpseq
#10
Kyuheum Jeon, Byungkuk Min, Jung S Park, Yong-Kook Kang
Methylated-DNA sequencing technologies are producing vast amounts of methylome data from cancer samples, from which cancer-associated differentially methylated CpG sites (cDMCs) are continuously identified and filed. The inclusion of as many cDMCs as possible helps improve the accuracy of cancer diagnosis and sometimes identify cancer subtypes. However, the lack of an established method for the analysis of 100s of cDMCs practically impedes their robust use in clinical medicine. Here, we tested the availability of targeted bisulfite-PCR-sequencing (TBPseq) technology for the assessment of methylation levels of a myriad of CpGs scattered over the genome...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748988/-characterization-of-patients-with-sporadic-colorectal-cancer-following-the-new-consensus-molecular-subtypes-cms
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Ana María Wielandt, Cynthia Villarroel, Claudia Hurtado, Daniela Simian, Diego Zamorano, Maripaz Martínez, Magdalena Castro, María Teresa Vial, Udo Kronberg, Francisco López-Kostner
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is an heterogeneous disease. Three carcinogenic pathways determine its molecular profile: microsatellite instability (MSI), chromosomal instability (CIN) and CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP). Based on the new molecular classification, four consensus CRC molecular subtypes (CMS) are established, which are related to clinical, pathological and biological characteristics of the tumor. AIM: To classify Chilean patients with sporadic CRC according to the new consensus molecular subtypes of carcinogenic pathways...
April 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748213/metabolic-reprogramming-underlies-metastatic-potential-in-an-obesity-responsive-murine-model-of-metastatic-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#12
Ciara H O'Flanagan, Emily L Rossi, Shannon B McDonell, Xuewen Chen, Yi-Hsuan Tsai, Joel S Parker, Jerry Usary, Charles M Perou, Stephen D Hursting
The vast majority of cancer-related deaths are due to metastatic disease, whereby primary tumor cells disseminate and colonize distal sites within the body. Triple negative breast cancer typically displays aberrant Wnt signaling, lacks effective targeted therapies, and compared with other breast cancer subtypes, is more likely to recur and metastasize. We developed a Wnt-driven lung metastasis model of triple negative breast cancer (metM-Wnt(lung)) through serial passaging of our previously described, nonmetastatic, claudin-low M-Wnt cell line...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742689/lymphangiogenic-gene-expression-is-associated-with-lymph-node-recurrence-and-poor-prognosis-after-partial-hepatectomy-for-colorectal-liver-metastasis
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Thomas T Vellinga, Onno Kranenburg, Nicola Frenkel, Inge Ubink, Dieuwke Marvin, Klaas Govaert, Susanne van Schelven, Jeroen Hagendoorn, Inne H Borel Rinkes
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relevance of lymphangiogenic gene expression in primary and liver metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) and identify determinants of lymphatic invasion. BACKGROUND: Lymphatic development promoting vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGFC) is associated with poor outcome in primary CRC. For colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM), intrahepatic lymph invasion and lymph node metastasis are poor prognostic factors. Exact biological factors promoting lymphatic involvement remain elusive, just as the association with molecular subtypes of CRC...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741097/distribution-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-blastocystis-sp-subtypes-isolated-from-ibd-patients-and-healthy-individuals-in-iran
#14
H Mirjalali, M R Abbasi, N Naderi, Z Hasani, E S Mirsamadi, C R Stensvold, H Balaii, H Asadzadeh Aghdaei, M R Zali
Blastocystis is a single-celled intestinal parasite commonly found in humans and a broad range of animals all over the world. In humans, its role in health and disease remains unsettled. The aim of our study was to investigate the distribution of Blastocystis and Blastocystis subtypes (ST) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and control subjects. A total of 71 stool samples were collected from IBD patients, 69 and 2 of whom had ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD), respectively. Moreover, 166 stool samples from healthy subjects were included as control samples...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739799/lgr5-receptor-promotes-cell-cell-adhesion-in-stem-cells-and-colon-cancer-cells-via-the-iqgap1-rac1-pathway
#15
Kendra S Carmon, Xing Gong, Jing Yi, Ling Wu, Anthony Thomas, Catherine M Moore, Ikuo Masuho, David J Timson, Kirill A Martemyanov, Qingyun J Liu
Leucine-rich repeat-containing G protein-coupled receptor 5 (LGR5) is a bona fide marker of adult stem cells in several epithelial tissues, most notably in the intestinal crypts, and is highly up-regulated in many colorectal, hepatocellular, and ovarian cancers. LGR5 activation by R-spondin (RSPO) ligands potentiates Wnt/β-catenin signaling in vitro; however, deletion of LGR5 in stem cells has little or no effect on Wnt/β-catenin signaling or cell proliferation in vivo Remarkably, modulation of LGR5 expression has a major impact on the actin cytoskeletal structure and cell adhesion in the absence of RSPO stimulation, but the molecular mechanism is unclear...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707538/adrenal-cortical-hyperplasia-diagnostic-workup-subtypes-imaging-features-and-mimics
#16
Michelle Agrons, Corey T Jensen, Mouhammed Amir Habra, Christine O Menias, Akram M Shaaban, Nicolaus A Wagner-Bartak, Alicia M Roman-Colon, Khaled M Elsayes
Adrenal cortical hyperplasia manifests radiologically as the nonmalignant growth, or enlargement of the adrenal glands, specifically the cortex, although the cortex cannot be definitively identified by conventional imaging. Controlled by the pituitary gland, the adrenal cortex drives critical processes, such as cortisol, mineralocorticoid, and sex hormone production. Any disruption in the multiple enzymes and hormones involved in these pathways may cause serious or life-threatening symptoms, often associated with anatomical changes of the adrenal glands...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698102/neonatal-nav1-5-protein-expression-in-normal-adult-human-tissues-and-breast-cancer
#17
Rezan Fahrioglu Yamaci, Scott P Fraser, Esra Battaloglu, Handan Kaya, Kamil Erguler, Christopher S Foster, Mustafa B A Djamgoz
Expression of the neonatal splice variant of the voltage-gated sodium channel α-subunit (VGSC) subtype Nav1.5 (nNav1.5), encoded by the gene SCN5A, was shown earlier to be upregulated in human breast cancer (BCa), both in vitro and in vivo. Channel activity promoted BCa invasion of Matrigel(®)in vitro and metastasis in vivo. Consequently, expression of nNav1.5 has been proposed as a functional biomarker of BCa cells with metastatic potential. Here, we have determined immunohistochemically both nNav1.5 and total VGSC (tVGSC) protein expression in a range of adult human tissues...
August 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692036/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-affects-molecular-classification-of-colorectal-tumors
#18
K Trumpi, I Ubink, A Trinh, M Djafarihamedani, J M Jongen, K M Govaert, S G Elias, S R van Hooff, J P Medema, M M Lacle, L Vermeulen, I H M Borel Rinkes, O Kranenburg
The recent discovery of 'molecular subtypes' in human primary colorectal cancer has revealed correlations between subtype, propensity to metastasize and response to therapy. It is currently not known whether the molecular tumor subtype is maintained after distant spread. If this is the case, molecular subtyping of the primary tumor could guide subtype-targeted therapy of metastatic disease. In this study, we classified paired samples of primary colorectal carcinomas and their corresponding liver metastases (n=129) as epithelial-like or mesenchymal-like, using a recently developed immunohistochemistry-based classification tool...
July 10, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690657/epigenetic-silencing-of-mort-is-an-early-event-in-cancer-and-is-associated-with-luminal-receptor-positive-breast-tumor-subtypes
#19
Lukas Vrba, Bernard Walter Futscher
Immortality is an essential characteristic of cancer cells; a recent transcriptomic study of epithelial cell immortalization has linked epigenetic silencing of the long noncoding RNA Mortal Obligate RNA Transcript (MORT; alias ZNF667-AS1) to this process. This study evaluated the epigenetic and transcriptional state of MORT in two premalignant conditions-ductal carcinomas in situ and colon adenomas. Results show that MORT silencing is an early epigenetic event in human carcinogenesis, likely occurring near the point where premalignant cells gain immortality; this epigenetic silencing is maintained throughout malignant transformation and metastatic growth...
June 2017: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684753/line-1-hypomethylation-is-not-a-common-event-in-preneoplastic-stages-of-gastric-carcinogenesis
#20
Juozas Kupcinskas, Ruta Steponaitiene, Cosima Langner, Giedre Smailyte, Jurgita Skieceviciene, Limas Kupcinskas, Peter Malfertheiner, Alexander Link
LINE-1 hypomethylation is widely accepted as marker for global genomic DNA hypomethylation, which is a frequent event in cancer. The aim of the study was to evaluate LINE-1 methylation status at different stages of gastric carcinogenesis and evaluate its prognostic potential in clinical settings. LINE-1 methylation was analyzed in 267 tissue samples by bisulfite pyrosequencing including primary colorectal cancer tissues (T-CRC) with corresponding adjacent colon mucosa (N-CRC), gastric cancer tissues (T-GC) with corresponding gastric mucosa (N-GC), normal gastric tissues (N), chronic non-atrophic and atrophic gastritis (CG)...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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