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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912827/new-targets-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Soo J Park, Soham More, Ayesha Murtuza, Brian D Woodward, Hatim Husain
With the implementation of genomic technologies into clinical practice, we have examples of the predictive benefit of targeted therapy for oncogene-addicted cancer and identified molecular dependencies in non-small cell lung cancer. The clinical success of tyrosine kinase inhibitors against epidermal growth factor receptor and anaplastic lymphoma kinase activation has shifted treatment emphasize the separation of subsets of lung cancer and genotype-directed therapy. Advances have validated oncogenic driver genes and led to the development of targeted agents...
February 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910944/thyroid-sclerosing-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-with-eosinophilia-a-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-analysis-of-a-distinct-entity
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Akeesha A Shah, Kristin La Fortune, Caitlyn Miller, Stacey E Mills, Zubair Baloch, Virginia LiVolsi, Sanja Dacic, Alyssa L Mahaffey, Marina Nikiforova, Yuri E Nikiforov, Raja R Seethala
Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia is a rare thyroid neoplasm of uncertain pathogenesis that resembles salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma. This multi-institutional study characterizes the clinicopathologic and molecular features of this tumor by utilizing next-generation sequencing to assess common mutations and gene fusions involved in thyroid carcinogenesis as well as fluorescence in-situ hybridization for MAML2 translocations typical of salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Nine cases (6 females and 3 males, mean age: 59 years, range 30-77 years) were identified...
December 2, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875625/clinical-and-genetic-determinants-of-ovarian-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer
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Karuna Ganesh, Ronak H Shah, Efsevia Vakiani, Garrett M Nash, Hugh P Skottowe, Rona Yaeger, Andrea Cercek, Anne Lincoln, Christina Tran, Neil H Segal, Diane L Reidy, Anna Varghese, Andrew S Epstein, Yukio Sonoda, Dennis Chi, Jose Guillem, Larissa Temple, Philip Paty, Jaclyn Hechtman, Jinru Shia, Martin Weiser, Julio Garcia Aguilar, Nancy Kemeny, Michael F Berger, Leonard Saltz, Zsofia K Stadler
BACKGROUND: Ovarian metastases from colorectal cancer (OM-CRC) often are unresponsive to chemotherapy and are associated with poor survival. To the authors' knowledge, the clinicopathologic and genomic predictors of OM-CRC are poorly characterized and optimal clinical management remains unclear. METHODS: Women with a histopathological diagnosis of OM-CRC who were treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1999 to 2015 were identified. Next-generation somatic mutation profiling (Memorial Sloan Kettering-Integrated Mutation Profiling of Actionable Cancer Targets [MSK-IMPACT]) was performed on 38 OM-CRC cases, including 21 matched tumor pairs/trios...
November 22, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843590/ntrk-gene-fusions-as-novel-targets-of-cancer-therapy-across-multiple-tumour-types
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REVIEW
Alessio Amatu, Andrea Sartore-Bianchi, Salvatore Siena
The tropomyosin receptor kinase (Trk) receptor family comprises 3 transmembrane proteins referred to as Trk A, B and C (TrkA, TrkB and TrkC) receptors that are encoded by the NTRK1, NTRK2 and NTRK3 genes, respectively. These receptor tyrosine kinases are expressed in human neuronal tissue and play an essential role in the physiology of development and function of the nervous system through activation by neurotrophins. Gene fusions involving NTRK genes lead to transcription of chimeric Trk proteins with constitutively activated or overexpressed kinase function conferring oncogenic potential...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826534/fusion-gene-and-splice-variant-analyses-in-liquid-biopsies-of-lung-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Cristina Aguado, Ana Giménez-Capitán, Niki Karachaliou, Ana Pérez-Rosado, Santiago Viteri, Daniela Morales-Espinosa, Rafael Rosell
Obtaining a biopsy of solid tumors requires invasive procedures that strongly limit patient compliance. In contrast, a blood extraction is safe, can be performed at many time points during the course disease and encourages appropriate therapy modifications, potentially improving the patient's clinical outcome and quality of life. Fusion of the tyrosine kinase genes anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), C-ROS oncogen 1 (ROS 1), rearranged during transfection (RET) and neurotrophic tyrosine kinase 1 (NTRK1) occur in 1-5% of lung adenocarcinomas and constitute therapeutic targets for tyrosine kinase inhibitors...
October 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805868/ovariectomy-alters-gene-expression-of-the-hippocampal-formation-in-middle-aged-rats
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Miklós Sárvári, Imre Kalló, Erik Hrabovszky, Norbert Solymosi, Zsolt Liposits
Ovarian hormones regulate the transcriptome of the hippocampus and modulate its functions. During menopause this complex signaling declines, leading to impaired learning and memory. This study was undertaken to clarify the effects of long-term, surgical ovariectomy (OVX) on the rat hippocampal transcriptome. At age of 13 months, intact control and ovariectomized groups were formed. All animals were sacrificed 5 weeks after gonadectomy, hippocampal formations were dissected and processed for transcriptome analysis...
November 2, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790153/nerve-growth-factor-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-osteocalcin-gene-relationship-in-energy-regulation-bone-homeostasis-and-reproductive-organs-analyzed-by-mrna-quantitative-evaluation-and-linear-correlation-analysis
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Claudia Camerino, Elena Conte, Maria Cannone, Roberta Caloiero, Adriano Fonzino, Domenico Tricarico
Nerve Growth Factor (NGF)/Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and osteocalcin share common effects regulating energy, bone mass, reproduction and neuronal functions. To investigate on the gene-relationship between NGF, BDNF, and Osteocalcin we compared by RT-PCR the transcript levels of Ngf, Bdnf and Osteocalcin as well as of their receptors p75NTR/NTRK1, NTRK2, and Gprc6a in brain, bone, white/brown adipose tissue (WAT/BAT) and reproductive organs of 3 months old female and male mice. Brain and bone were used as positive controls for NGF/BDNF and Osteocalcin respectively...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776007/a-comparison-of-morphologic-and-molecular-features-of-braf-alk-and-ntrk1-fusion-spitzoid-neoplasms
#8
Sapna M Amin, Alexandra M Haugh, Christina Y Lee, Bin Zhang, Jeffrey A Bubley, Emily A Merkel, Anna Elisa Verzì, Pedram Gerami
Recent studies have identified translocations involving the kinase domains of ALK, NTRK1, BRAF, RET, and ROS in spitzoid neoplasms. Subsequent studies have also characterized morphologic features corresponding to ALK and NTRK1 translocations. In this study, we sought to further compare morphologic features across a range of 49 genetically defined spitzoid neoplasms with ALK, NTRK1, BRAF, or RET fusions to determine discriminating features. We also compared them with a group of 22 spitzoid neoplasms, which were confirmed to be negative for fusions in ALK, NTRK1, BRAF, and RET...
October 21, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772781/congenital-insensitivity-to-pain-with-anhidrosis-a-report-of-two-siblings-with-a-novel-mutation-in-trka-ntrk1-gene-in-a-saudi-family
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Hussein Algahtani, Muhammad Imran Naseer, Mohammad Al-Qahtani, Shireen Abubakr Abdulrahman, Faisal Boker, Bader Shirah
Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) or hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IV (HSAN type IV) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive disorder with an estimated incidence of 1 in 25,000. It was first described in 1963, and since then several case reports and review articles have been published. In this article, we report two brothers with clinical features of CIPA, who presented with recurrent episodes of hyperthermia, anhidrosis, profound loss of pain sensitivity, and unconscious self-mutilation of fingers, lip and tongue...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768799/altered-protein-composition-and-gene-expression-in-strabismic-human-extraocular-muscles-and-tendons
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Andrea B Agarwal, Cheng-Yuan Feng, Amy L Altick, David R Quilici, Dan Wen, L Alan Johnson, Christopher S von Bartheld
Purpose: To determine whether structural protein composition and expression of key regulatory genes are altered in strabismic human extraocular muscles. Methods: Samples from strabismic horizontal extraocular muscles were obtained during strabismus surgery and compared with normal muscles from organ donors. We used proteomics, standard and customized PCR arrays, and microarrays to identify changes in major structural proteins and changes in gene expression. We focused on muscle and connective tissue and its control by enzymes, growth factors, and cytokines...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698470/exome-sequencing-in-the-knockin-mice-generated-using-the-crispr-cas-system
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Kazuo Nakajima, An-A Kazuno, John Kelsoe, Moe Nakanishi, Toru Takumi, Tadafumi Kato
Knockin (KI) mouse carrying a point mutation has been an invaluable tool for disease modeling and analysis. Genome editing technologies using the CRISPR/Cas system has emerged as an alternative way to create KI mice. However, if the mice carry nucleotide insertions and/or deletions (InDels) in other genes, which could have unintentionally occurred during the establishment of the KI mouse line and potentially have larger impact than a point mutation, it would confound phenotyping of the KI mice. In this study, we performed whole exome sequencing of multiple lines of F1 heterozygous Ntrk1 KI mice generated using the CRISPR/Cas system in comparison to that of a wild-type mouse used as a control...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676246/a-comprehensive-functional-analysis-of-ntrk1-missense-mutations-causing-hereditary-sensory-and-autonomic-neuropathy-type-iv-hsan-iv
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Samiha S Shaikh, Ya-Chun Chen, Sally-Anne Halsall, Michael S Nahorski, Kiyoyuki Omoto, Gareth T Young, Anne Phelan, Christopher Geoffrey Woods
Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IV (HSAN IV) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a complete lack of pain perception and anhidrosis. Here, we studied a cohort of seven patients with HSAN IV and describe a comprehensive functional analysis of seven novel NTRK1 missense mutations, c.1550G>A, c.1565G>A, c.1970T>C, c.2096T>C, c.2254T>A, c.2288G>C, c.2311C>T, corresponding to p.G517E, p.G522E, p.L657P, p.I699T, p.C752S, p.C763S and p.R771C, all of which were predicted pathogenic by in-silico analysis...
September 27, 2016: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647226/how-the-lab-is-changing-our-view-of-colorectal-cancer
#13
Chiara Cremolini, Filippo Pietrantonio
In metastatic colorectal cancer, the optimization of upfront treatment and the continuum of care based on patients' exposure to multiple treatment lines have reached a plateau of efficacy. Therefore, a paradigm shift is ongoing towards precision medicine and personalized treatments based on the specific molecular features of the disease. In this perspective, the improved knowledge of disease biology coming from the lab has prompted a rapid translation from bench to bedside of newer targeted strategies. Here, we focus on the most promising biomarkers already included or close to adoption in daily clinical practice...
September 20, 2016: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617936/generalized-eruptive-histiocytosis-associated-with-a-novel-fusion-in-lmna-ntrk1
#14
Sarah S Pinney, Richard R Jahan-Tigh, Susan Chon
Non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis (NLCH) is a histiocyte disorder comprised of dermal dendritic histiocytes with a characteristic staining pattern. Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a subset of NLCH in which patients experience bone pain with corresponding changes on imaging. In addition, these patients show other evidence of systemic involvement, which can also be identified with imaging. This disease can occasionally present with cutaneous findings. We present a case of generalized eruptive histiocytosis (GEH), misdiagnosed as ECD, found to have an NTRK1 gene rearrangement...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551041/mutations-in-trka-causing-congenital-insensitivity-to-pain-with-anhidrosis-cipa-induce-misfolding-aggregation-and-mutation-dependent-neurodegeneration-by-dysfunction-of-the-autophagic-flux
#15
María Luisa Franco, Cristina Melero, Esther Sarasola, Paloma Acebo, Alfonso Luque, Isabel Calatayud-Baselga, María García-Barcina, Marçal Vilar
Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by insensitivity to noxious stimuli and variable intellectual disability (ID) due to mutations in the NTRK1 gene encoding the NGF receptor TrkA. To get an insight in the effect of NTRK1 mutations in the cognitive phenotype we biochemically characterized three TrkA mutations identified in children diagnosed of CIPA with variable ID. These mutations are located in different domains of the protein; L213P in the extracellular domain, Δ736 in the kinase domain, and C300stop in the extracellular domain, a new mutation causing CIPA diagnosed in a Spanish teenager...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478471/identification-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-salivary-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-cells-associated-with-metastasis
#16
Wei Chen, Bing-Yao Liu, Xiang Zhang, Xiao-Ge Zhao, Gang Cao, Zhen Dong, Sen-Lin Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC) is a frequent type of salivary gland cancer which is characterized by slow growth but high incidence of distant metastasis. We aimed to identify therapeutic targets which are associated with metastasis of SACC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Total RNA was isolated from a low metastatic SACC cell line (ACC-2) and a highly metastatic SACC cell line (ACC-M), which was screened from ACC-2 by combination of in vivo selection and cloning in vitro...
August 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477320/ntrk3-kinase-fusions-in-spitz-tumours
#17
Iwei Yeh, Meng Kian Tee, Thomas Botton, A Hunter Shain, Alyssa J Sparatta, Alexander Gagnon, Swapna S Vemula, Maria C Garrido, Kenji Nakamaru, Takeshi Isoyama, Timothy H McCalmont, Philip E LeBoit, Boris C Bastian
Oncogenic fusions in TRK family receptor tyrosine kinases have been identified in several cancers and can serve as therapeutic targets. We identified ETV6-NTRK3, MYO5A-NTRK3 and MYH9-NTRK3 fusions in Spitz tumours, and demonstrated that NTRK3 fusions constitutively activate the mitogen-activated protein kinase, phosphoinositide 3-kinase and phospholipase Cγ1 pathways in melanocytes. This signalling was inhibited by DS-6051a, a small-molecule inhibitor of NTRK1/2/3 and ROS1. NTRK3 fusions expand the range of oncogenic kinase fusions in melanocytic neoplasms and offer targets for a small subset of melanomas for which no targeted options currently exist...
November 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473923/noise-induced-hearing-loss-neuropathic-pain-via-ntrk1-signaling
#18
Senthilvelan Manohar, Kimberly Dahar, Henry J Adler, Ding Dalian, Richard Salvi
Severe noise-induced damage to the inner ear leads to auditory nerve fiber degeneration thereby reducing the neural input to the cochlear nucleus (CN). Paradoxically, this leads to a significant increase in spontaneous activity in the CN which has been linked to tinnitus, hyperacusis and ear pain. The biological mechanisms that lead to an increased spontaneous activity are largely unknown, but could arise from changes in glutamatergic or GABAergic neurotransmission or neuroinflammation. To test this hypothesis, we unilaterally exposed rats for 2h to a 126dB SPL narrow band noise centered at 12kHz...
September 2016: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413712/tackling-alk-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-the-role-of-novel-inhibitors
#19
REVIEW
Francesco Facchinetti, Marcello Tiseo, Massimo Di Maio, Paolo Graziano, Emilio Bria, Giulio Rossi, Silvia Novello
Crizotinib is an oral inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) with remarkable clinical activity in patients suffering from ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), accounting to its superiority compared to chemotherapy. Unfortunately, virtually all ALK-rearranged tumors acquire resistance to crizotinib, frequently within one year since the treatment initiation. To date, therapeutic strategies to overcome crizotinib resistance have focused on the use of more potent and structurally different compounds...
June 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391457/atypical-spitzoid-neoplasms-in-childhood-a-molecular-and-outcome-study
#20
Christina Y Lee, Lauren M Sholl, Bin Zhang, Emily A Merkel, Sapna M Amin, Joan Guitart, Pedram Gerami
The natural history of atypical Spitz neoplasms remains poorly understood, resulting in significant patient and clinician anxiety. We sought to better characterize outcomes that correlated with molecular features by performing a prospective cohort study of pediatric atypical spitzoid neoplasms in which fluorescence in situ hybridization studies were obtained for diagnosis. Cases with sufficient tissue underwent additional retrospective assessment for translocations in ALK, NTRK1, BRAF, RET, and ROS1. Among 246 total patients assessed, 13% had a positive fluorescence in situ hybridization result...
July 7, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
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