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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433076/identification-of-ntrk3-fusions-in-childhood-melanocytic-neoplasms
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Lu Wang, Klaus J Busam, Ryma Benayed, Robert Cimera, Jiajing Wang, Ryan Denley, Mamta Rao, Ruth Aryeequaye, Kerry Mullaney, Long Cao, Marc Ladanyi, Meera Hameed
Spitzoid neoplasms are a distinct group of melanocytic tumors. Genetically, they lack mutations in common melanoma-associated oncogenes. Recent studies have shown that spitzoid tumors may contain a variety of kinase fusions, including ROS1, NTRK1, ALK, BRAF, and RET fusions. We report herein the discovery of recurrent NTRK3 gene rearrangements in childhood melanocytic neoplasms with spitzoid and/or atypical features, based on genome-wide copy number analysis by single-nucleotide polymorphism array, which showed intragenic copy number changes in NTRK3...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428274/egfr-mediates-responses-to-small-molecule-drugs-targeting-oncogenic-fusion-kinases
#2
Aria Vaishnavi, Laura Schubert, Uwe Rix, Lindsay A Marek, Anh T Le, Stephen Keysar, Magdalena J Glogowska, Matthew A Smith, Severine L Kako, Natalia J Sumi, Kurtis D Davies, Kathryn E Ware, Marileila Varella-Garcia, Eric B Haura, Antonio Jimeno, Lynn E Heasley, Dara L Aisner, Robert C Doebele
Oncogenic kinase fusions of ALK, ROS1, RET and NTRK1 act as drivers in human lung and other cancers. Residual tumor burden following treatment of ALK or ROS1+ lung cancer patients with oncogene-targeted therapy ultimately enables the emergence of drug-resistant clones, limiting the long-term effectiveness of these therapies. To determine the signaling mechanisms underlying incomplete tumor cell killing in oncogene-addicted cancer cells, we investigated the role of EGFR signaling in drug-naive cancer cells harboring these oncogene fusions...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418072/myb-gata1-fusion-promotes-basophilic-leukaemia-involvement-of-il33-and-nerve-growth-factor-receptors
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Stéphane Ducassou, Valérie Prouzet-Mauléon, Marie-Céline Deau, Philippe Brunet de la Grange, Bruno Cardinaud, Hayssam Soueidan, Cathy Quelen, Pierre Brousset, Jean-Max Pasquet, François Moreau-Gaudry, Michel Arock, François-Xavier Mahon, Eric Lippert
Acute basophilic leukaemia (ABL) is a rare subtype of acute myeloblastic leukaemia. We previously described a recurrent t(X;6)(p11;q23) translocation generating a MYB-GATA1 fusion gene in male infants with ABL. To better understand its role, the chimeric MYB-GATA1 transcription factor was expressed in CD34-positive hematopoietic progenitors which were transplanted into immunodeficient mice. Cells expressing MYB-GATA1 showed increased expression of markers of immaturity (CD34), of granulocytic lineage (CD33, CD117) and of basophilic differentiation (CD203c, FcƐRI)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351223/identification-of-three-novel-fusion-oncogenes-sqstm1-ntrk3-afap1l2-ret-and-ppfibp2-ret-in-thyroid-cancers-of-young-patients-in-fukushima
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Keita Iyama, Michiko Matsuse, Norisato Mitsutake, Tatiana Rogounovitch, Vladimir Saenko, Keiji Suzuki, Mai Ashizawa, Chiyo Ookouchi, Satoshi Suzuki, Hiroshi Mizunuma, Toshihiko Fukushima, Shinichi Suzuki, Shunichi Yamashita
BACKGROUND: The BRAF(V600E) mutation is the most frequent genetic abnormality in adult papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs). On the other hand, various chromosomal rearrangements are more prevalent in childhood and adolescent PTCs. The aim of the present study was to identify novel rearrangements in PTCs from young patients. METHODS: Among 63 postoperative specimens of childhood and adolescent PTCs, which had been discovered by the thyroid ultrasound screening program in Fukushima, nine samples without prevalent known oncogenes, BRAF(V600E), RAS, RET/PTC1, RET/PTC3, and ETV6/NTRK3, were analyzed in the current study by quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction to screen for novel fusion genes by comparing transcript expression between extracellular and kinase domains of ALK, NTRK1, NTRK3, and RET...
April 25, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345382/identification-of-a-novel-nonsense-mutation-of-the-neurotrophic-tyrosine-kinase-receptor-type-1-gene-in-two-siblings-with-congenital-insensitivity-to-pain-with-anhidrosis
#5
Ting Wang, Haibo Li, Jingjing Xiang, Bin Wei, Qin Zhang, Qin Zhu, Minjuan Liu, Miao Sun, Hong Li
Objective To explore the aetiology of congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) in two Chinese siblings with typical CIPA symptoms including insensitivity to pain, inability to sweat, and self-mutilating behaviours. Methods Clinical examination and genetic testing were conducted of all available family members, and the findings were used to create a pedigree. Mutation screening using PCR amplification and DNA Sanger sequencing of the entire neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 1 gene ( NTRK1) including intron-exon boundaries was used to identify mutations associated with CIPA...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344356/methylation-status-as-a-predictor-of-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-bcg-immunotherapy-response-of-high-grade-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-tumor
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Petr Husek, Jaroslav Pacovsky, Marcela Chmelarova, Miroslav Podhola, Milos Brodak
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Genetic and epigenetic alterations play an important role in urothelial cancer pathogenesis. Deeper understanding of these processes could help us achieve better diagnosis and management of this life-threatening disease. The aim of this research was to evaluate the methylation status of selected tumor suppressor genes for predicting BCG response in patients with high grade non-muscle-invasive bladder tumor (NMIBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 82 patients with high grade non-muscle-invasive bladder tumor (stage Ta, T1, CIS) who had undergone BCG instillation therapy...
March 22, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328124/exome-sequencing-identifies-novel-ntrk1-mutations-in-patients-with-hsan-iv-phenotype
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Ruqaiah Altassan, Haya Al Saud, Tariq Ahmad Masoodi, Haya Al Dosssari, Ola Khalifa, Hamad Al-Zaidan, Nadia Sakati, Zuhair Rhabeeni, Zuhair Al-Hassnan, Yousef Binamer, Nadia Alhashemi, William Wade, Zayed Al-Zayed, Moeen Al-Sayed, Mohamed A Al-Muhaizea, Brian Meyer, Mohammad Al-Owain, Salma M Wakil
Hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type IV (HSAN-IV) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that usually begins in infancy and is characterized by anhidrosis, insensitivity to noxious stimuli leading to self-mutilating behavior, and intellectual disability. HSAN-IV is caused by mutations in the neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 1 gene, NTRK1, encoding the high-affinity receptor of nerve growth factor (NGF) which maps to chromosome 1q21-q22. Patients with HSAN-IV lack all NGF-dependent neurons, the primary afferents and sympathetic postganglionic neurons leading to lack of pain sensation and the presence of anhidrosis, respectively...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293988/molecular-profiling-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-korea-with-a-high-prevalence-of-braf-v600e-mutation
#8
Seung Eun Lee, Tae Sook Hwang, Yoon-La Choi, Wook Youn Kim, Hye Seung Han, So Dug Lim, Wan-Seop Kim, Young Bum Yoo, Suk Kyeong Kim
BACKGROUND: The BRAF(V600E) mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is particularly prevalent in Korea, and a considerable number of wild-type BRAF PTCs harbor RAS mutations. In addition, subsets of other genetic alterations clearly exist, but their prevalence in the Korean population has not been well studied. Recent increased insight into noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant PTC has prompted endocrine pathologists to reclassify this entity as "noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features" (NIFTP)...
April 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269752/a-80-gene-set-potentially-predicts-the-relapse-in-laryngeal-carcinoma-optimized-by-support-vector-machine
#9
Bo Yang, Qing Guo, Fei Wang, Kemin Cai, Xueli Bao, Jiusheng Chu
OBJECTIVE: The present study was performed to identify a gene set for predicting the relapse in laryngeal carcinoma using large data analysis methods. METHODS: Two gene expression profile data of laryngeal carcinoma (GSE27020 and GSE25727) were downloaded from public database. Genes associated with tumor relapse, namely informative genes, were identified by Cox regression analysis. Then the protein-protein interaction (PPI) network consisting of informative genes was constructed...
February 27, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254765/biological-therapies-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Jon Zugazagoitia, Sonia Molina-Pinelo, Fernando Lopez-Rios, Luis Paz-Ares
Biological therapies have improved survival outcomes of advanced-stage nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genotype-directed therapies have changed treatment paradigms of patients with EGFR-mutant and ALK/ROS1-rearranged lung adenocarcinomas, and the list of druggable targets with demonstrated clinical actionability (BRAF, MET, RET, NTRK1 and HER2) continues to expand. Furthermore, we have incrementally understood the mechanisms of cancer immune evasion and foresee ways to effectively circumvent them, particularly at the immune checkpoint level...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209747/pediatric-adolescent-and-young-adult-thyroid-carcinoma-harbors-frequent-and-diverse-targetable-genomic-alterations-including-kinase-fusions
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Pierre Vanden Borre, Alexa B Schrock, Peter M Anderson, John C Morris, Andreas M Heilmann, Oliver Holmes, Kai Wang, Adrienne Johnson, Steven G Waguespack, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Saad Khan, Kar-Ming Fung, Philip J Stephens, Rachel L Erlich, Vincent A Miller, Jeffrey S Ross, Siraj M Ali
BACKGROUND: Thyroid carcinoma, which is rare in pediatric patients (age 0-18 years) but more common in adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients (age 15-39 years), carries the potential for morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Hybrid-capture-based comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) was performed prospectively on 512 consecutively submitted thyroid carcinomas, including 58 from pediatric and AYA (PAYA) patients, to identify genomic alterations (GAs), including base substitutions, insertions/deletions, copy number alterations, and rearrangements...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205449/variations-in-comt-and-ntrk2-influence-symptom-burden-in-women-undergoing-breast-cancer-treatment
#12
Erin E Young, Debra Lynch Kelly, Insop Shim, Kyle M Baumbauer, Angela Starkweather, Debra E Lyon
Women with breast cancer frequently report distressing symptoms during and after treatment that can significantly erode quality of life (QOL). Symptom burden among women with breast cancer is of complex etiology and is likely influenced by disease, treatment, and environmental factors as well as individual genetic differences. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships between genetic polymorphisms within Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 1 (NTRK1), Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 2 (NTRK2), and catechol-O-methyltransferase ( COMT) and patient symptom burden of QOL, pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance before, during, and after treatment for breast cancer in a subset of participants ( N = 51) in a randomized clinical trial of a novel symptom-management modality for women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192073/recurrent-and-novel-mutations-in-the-ntrk1-gene-lead-to-rare-congenital-insensitivity-to-pain-with-anhidrosis-in-two-chinese-patients
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Fang Lv, Xiao-Jie Xu, Yu-Wen Song, Lu-Jiao Li, Ou Wang, Yan Jiang, Wei-Bo Xia, Xiao-Ping Xing, Peng Gao, Mei Li
BACKGROUND: Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive autonomic and sensory neuropathy. CIPA is associated with various mutations in NTRK1. CASES: Two unrelated Chinese patients presented separately with symptoms of insensitivity to pain, inability to sweat, repeated painless fractures, and Charcot arthropathy were recruited. Both of them were clinically diagnosed with CIPA. Increased serum bone resorption marker (β-CTX) levels and decreased BMD were observed in both patients...
February 10, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183697/safety-and-antitumor-activity-of-the-multitargeted-pan-trk-ros1-and-alk-inhibitor-entrectinib-combined-results-from-two-phase-i-trials-alka-372-001-and-startrk-1
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Alexander Drilon, Salvatore Siena, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Manish Patel, Myung Ju Ahn, Jeeyun Lee, Todd M Bauer, Anna F Farago, Jennifer J Wheler, Stephen V Liu, Robert Doebele, Laura Giannetta, Giulio Cerea, Giovanna Marrapese, Michele Schirru, Alessio Amatu, Katia Bencardino, Laura Palmeri, Andrea Sartore-Bianchi, Angelo Vanzulli, Sara Cresta, Silvia Damian, Matteo Duca, Elena Ardini, Gang Li, Jason Christiansen, Karey Kowalski, Ann D Johnson, Rupal Patel, David Luo, Edna Chow-Maneval, Zachary Hornby, Pratik S Multani, Alice T Shaw, Filippo G De Braud
Entrectinib, a potent oral inhibitor of the tyrosine kinases TRKA/B/C, ROS1, and ALK, was evaluated in two phase I studies in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors, including patients with active central nervous system (CNS) disease. Here, we summarize the overall safety and report the antitumor activity of entrectinib in a cohort of patients with tumors harboring NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusions, naïve to prior TKI treatment targeting the specific gene, and who were treated at doses that achieved therapeutic exposures consistent with the recommended phase II dose...
April 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177573/novel-ntrk1-mutations-associated-with-congenital-insensitivity-to-pain-with-anhidrosis-verified-by-functional-studies
#15
Tai-Seung Nam, Wenting Li, Somy Yoon, Gwang Hyeon Eom, Myeong-Kyu Kim, Sung Taek Jung, Seok-Yong Choi
Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA), also known as hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IV (HSAN-IV), features loss of pain sensation, decreased or absent sweating (anhidrosis), recurrent episodes of unexplained fever, self-mutilating behavior and variable mental retardation. Mutations in neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase 1 (NTRK1) have been reported to be associated with CIPA. We identified four novel NTRK1 mutations in six Korean patients from four unrelated families. Of the four mutations, we demonstrated using a splicing assay that IVS14+3A>T causes aberrant splicing of NTRK1 mRNA, leading to introduction of a premature termination codon...
February 8, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174090/targeting-trk-family-proteins-in-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Yekaterina B Khotskaya, Vijaykumar R Holla, Anna F Farago, Kenna R Mills Shaw, Funda Meric-Bernstam, David S Hong
The tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) family includes TRKA, TRKB, and TRKC proteins, which are encoded by NTRK1, NTRK2 and NTRK3 genes, respectively. Binding of neurotrophins to TRK proteins induces receptor dimerization, phosphorylation, and activation of the downstream signaling cascades via PI3K, RAS/MAPK/ERK, and PLC-gamma. TRK pathway aberrations, including gene fusions, protein overexpression, and single nucleotide alterations, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of many cancer types, with NTRK gene fusions being the most well validated oncogenic events to date...
February 4, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116328/molecular-spectrum-and-differential-diagnosis-in-patients-referred-with-sporadic-or-autosomal-recessive-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#17
Jose A Caparros-Martin, Mona S Aglan, Samia Temtamy, Ghada A Otaify, Maria Valencia, Julián Nevado, Elena Vallespin, Angela Del Pozo, Carmen Prior de Castro, Lucia Calatrava-Ferreras, Pilar Gutierrez, Ana M Bueno, Belen Sagastizabal, Encarna Guillen-Navarro, Maria Ballesta-Martinez, Vanesa Gonzalez, Sarenur Y Basaran, Ruksan Buyukoglan, Bilge Sarikepe, Cecilia Espinoza-Valdez, Francisco Cammarata-Scalisi, Victor Martinez-Glez, Karen E Heath, Pablo Lapunzina, Victor L Ruiz-Perez
BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heterogeneous bone disorder characterized by recurrent fractures. Although most cases of OI have heterozygous mutations in COL1A1 or COL1A2 and show autosomal dominant inheritance, during the last years there has been an explosion in the number of genes responsible for both recessive and dominant forms of this condition. Herein, we have analyzed a cohort of patients with OI, all offspring of unaffected parents, to determine the spectrum of variants accounting for these cases...
January 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069802/genomic-profiling-of-a-large-set-of-diverse-pediatric-cancers-identifies-known-and-novel-mutations-across-tumor-spectra
#18
Juliann Chmielecki, Mark Bailey, Jie He, Julia Elvin, Jo-Anne Vergilio, Shakti Ramkissoon, James Suh, Garrett M Frampton, James X Sun, Samantha Morley, Daniel Spritz, Siraj Ali, Laurie Gay, Rachel L Erlich, Jeffrey S Ross, Joana Buxhaku, Hilary Davies, Vinny Faso, Alexis Germain, Blair Glanville, Vincent A Miller, Philip J Stephens, Katherine A Janeway, John M Maris, Soheil Meshinchi, Trevor J Pugh, Jack F Shern, Doron Lipson
Pediatric cancers are generally characterized by low mutational burden and few recurrently mutated genes. Recent studies suggest that genomic alterations may help guide treatment decisions and clinical trial selection. Here, we describe genomic profiles from 1,215 pediatric tumors representing sarcomas, extracranial embryonal tumors, brain tumors, hematologic malignancies, carcinomas, and gonadal tumors. Comparable published datasets identified similar frequencies of clinically relevant alterations, validating this dataset as biologically relevant...
January 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052655/genetic-alterations-and-their-clinical-implications-in-high-recurrence-risk-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#19
Min-Young Lee, Bo Mi Ku, Hae Su Kim, Ji Yun Lee, Sung Hee Lim, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Keunchil Park, Young Lyun Oh, Mineui Hong, Han-Sin Jeong, Young-Ik Son, Chung-Hwan Baek, Myung-Ju Ahn
Purpose: Papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) frequently involve genetic alterations. The objective of this study was to investigate genetic alterations and further explore the relationships between these genetic alterations and clinicopathological characteristics in a high-recurrence risk (node positive, N1) PTC group. Materials and Methods: Tumor tissue blocks were obtained from 240 surgically resected patients with histologically confirmed stage III/IV (pT3/4 or N1) PTCs...
December 26, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013235/kinase-impact-assessment-in-the-landscape-of-fusion-genes-that-retain-kinase-domains-a-pan-cancer-study
#20
Pora Kim, Peilin Jia, Zhongming Zhao
Assessing the impact of kinase in gene fusion is essential for both identifying driver fusion genes (FGs) and developing molecular targeted therapies. Kinase domain retention is a crucial factor in kinase fusion genes (KFGs), but such a systematic investigation has not been done yet. To this end, we analyzed kinase domain retention (KDR) status in chimeric protein sequences of 914 KFGs covering 312 kinases across 13 major cancer types. Based on 171 kinase domain-retained KFGs including 101 kinases, we studied their recurrence, kinase groups, fusion partners, exon-based expression depth, short DNA motifs around the break points and networks...
December 24, 2016: Briefings in Bioinformatics
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