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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913752/expression-and-bioactivity-of-human-alpha-fetoprotein-in-a-bac-to-bac-system
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Bo Lin, Kun Liu, Wenting Wang, Wei Li, Xu Dong, Yi Chen, Yan Lu, Junli Guo, Mingyue Zhu, Mengsen Li
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is an early serum growth factor in fetal embryonic development and hepatic oncogenesis. A growing number of investigations of AFP as a tumor-specific biomarker have concluded that AFP is an important target for cancer treatment. AFP also plays an immunomodulatory role in the treatment of several autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and thyroiditis. In an effort to support biochemical screening and drug design and discovery, we attempted to express and purify human AFP in a Bac-to-Bac system...
December 2, 2016: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913437/surface-expression-of-tgf%C3%AE-docking-receptor-garp-promotes-oncogenesis-and-immune-tolerance-in-breast-cancer
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Alessandra Metelli, Bill X Wu, Caroline W Fugle, Saleh Rachidi, Shaoli Sun, Yongliang Zhang, Jennifer Wu, Stephen Tomlinson, Philip H Howe, Yi Yang, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Bei Liu, Zihai Li
GARP encoded by the Lrrc32 gene is the cell surface docking receptor for latent TGFβ, which is expressed naturally by platelets and regulatory T cells (Treg). Although Lrrc32 is amplified frequently in breast cancer, the expression and relevant functions of GARP in cancer have not been explored. Here, we report that GARP exerts oncogenic effects, promoting immune tolerance by enriching and activating latent TGFβ in the tumor microenvironment. We found that human breast, lung, and colon cancers expressed GARP aberrantly...
October 20, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913051/erg-expression-in-multiple-myeloma-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall
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Juliana Knief, Katharina Reddemann, Jan Gliemroth, Swantje Brede, Tobias Bartscht, Christoph Thorns
INTRODUCTION: ERG expression has been described as a frequent event in prostate cancer indicating poor prognosis and promoting oncogenesis. It has also been demonstrated in Ewing's sarcoma, acute myeloid leukemia and acute T-lymphoblastic leukemia but could not be found in other epithelial tumors, Hodgkin's or Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We aimed to analyze ERG expression in multiple myeloma, following an index case of a patient with metastases of unknown origin in the spine strongly expressing ERG, which were thought to be of prostatic origin but turned out to be plasmacytic lesions...
November 3, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910166/anchored-multiplex-pcr-for-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-reveals-recurrent-and-novel-usp6-fusions-and-upregulation-of-usp6-expression-in-aneurysmal-bone-cyst
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Natalya V Guseva, Omar Jaber, Munir R Tanas, Aaron A Stence, Ramakrishna Sompallae, Jenna Schade, Allison N Fillman, Benjamin J Miller, Aaron D Bossler, Deqin Ma
Primary aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a neoplastic process due to recurrent translocations involving the USP6 gene. By fluorescence in situ hybridization, up to 69% of primary ABCs harbored USP6 translocations; no USP6 translocation was found in secondary ABC or giant cell tumor of bone (GCT). GCT can recur locally, metastasize to the lungs in some cases, and rarely undergo malignant transformation. Differentiating primary ABC from its mimics is important for treatment and prognosis. We evaluated USP6 fusion and expression in 13 cases of primary and 1 case of secondary ABC, and 9 cases of GCT using nucleic acid extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue and a next generation sequencing (NGS)-based assay...
November 7, 2016: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909336/c-terminal-truncated-hbv-x-promotes-hepato-oncogenesis-through-inhibition-of-tumor-suppressive-%C3%AE-catenin-bambi-signaling
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Seok Lee, Mi-Jin Lee, Jun Zhang, Goung-Ran Yu, Dae-Ghon Kim
C-terminal-truncated hepatitis B virus (HBV) X (HBx) (ctHBX) is frequently detected in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) through HBV integration into the host genome. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying ctHBx-associated oncogenic signaling have not yet been clarified. To elucidate the biological role of ctHBx in hepato-oncogenesis, we functionally analyzed ctHBx-mediated regulation of the activin membrane-bound inhibitor bone morphogenetic protein and activin membrane-bound inhibitor (BAMBI) through transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) or β-catenin (CTNNB1) in HCC cells and in an animal model, and we compared its role to that of the full-length HBx protein...
December 2, 2016: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903798/lubac-modulates-lmp1-activation-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-irf7
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Ling Wang, Yujia Wang, Juan Zhao, Junping Ren, Kenton H Hall, Jonathan P Moorman, Zhi Q Yao, Shunbin Ning
: Recently, Linear Ubiquitin Assembly Complex (LUBAC)-mediated linear ubiquitination has come into focus due to its emerging role in activation of NFκB in different biological contexts. However, the role of LUBAC in LMP1 signaling leading to NFκB and IRF7 activation has not been investigated. We have shown here that RNF31, the key component of LUBAC complex, interacts with LMP1 and IRF7 in EBV-transformed cells, and that LUBAC stimualtes linear ubiquitination of NEMO and IRF7. Consequently, LUBAC is required for LMP1 signaling to full activation of NFκB, but inhibits LMP1-stimulated IRF7 transcriptional activity...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902713/association-of-n-linked-glycoprotein-acetyls-and-colorectal-cancer-incidence-and-mortality
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Paulette D Chandler, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Deirdre K Tobias, Patrick R Lawler, Chungying Li, M Vinayaga Moorthy, Lu Wang, Daniel A Duprez, David R Jacobs, Robert J Glynn, James Otvos, Margery A Connelly, Wendy S Post, Paul M Ridker, JoAnn E Manson, Julie E Buring, I-Min Lee, Samia Mora
BACKGROUND: Acute phase proteins highlight the dynamic interaction between inflammation and oncogenesis. GlycA, a novel nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) inflammatory marker that identifies primarily circulating N-acetyl glycan groups attached to acute phase proteins, may be a future CRC risk biomarker. METHODS: We examined the association between GlycA and incident CRC and mortality in two prospective cohorts (N = 34,320); Discovery cohort: 27,495 participants from Women's Health Study (WHS); Replication cohort: 6,784 participants from Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899968/prognostic-significance-of-the-expression-of-nuclear-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-5a2-in-human-melanoma
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Shahram Khosravi, Magdalena Martinka, Youwen Zhou, Christopher J Ong
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A2 (EIF5A2) expression is upregulated in various cancers. The present authors previously demonstrated that cytoplasmic EIF5A2 expression increases with melanoma progression and inversely correlates with patient survival. Other studies have suggested that nuclear EIF5A2 may also play a role in oncogenesis. The present study used immunohistochemistry and tissue microarray with a large number of melanocytic lesions (n=459) and demonstrated that nuclear EIF5A2 expression was significantly upregulated between common acquired nevi, dysplastic nevi and primary melanomas, and between primary melanomas and metastatic melanomas...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899556/dbdemc-2-0-updated-database-of-differentially-expressed-mirnas-in-human-cancers
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Zhen Yang, Liangcai Wu, Anqiang Wang, Wei Tang, Yi Zhao, Haitao Zhao, Andrew E Teschendorff
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are often deregulated in cancer and are thought to play an important role in cancer development. Large amount of differentially expressed miRNAs have been identified in various cancers by using high-throughput methods. It is therefore quite important to make a comprehensive collection of these miRNAs and to decipher their roles in oncogenesis and tumor progression. In 2010, we presented the first release of dbDEMC, representing a database for collection of differentially expressed miRNAs in human cancers obtained from microarray data...
November 28, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897008/tracing-co-regulatory-network-dynamics-in-noisy-single-cell-transcriptome-trajectories
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Pablo Cordero, Joshua M Stuart
The availability of gene expression data at the single cell level makes it possible to probe the molecular underpinnings of complex biological processes such as differentiation and oncogenesis. Promising new methods have emerged for reconstructing a progression 'trajectory' from static single-cell transcriptome measurements. However, it remains unclear how to adequately model the appreciable level of noise in these data to elucidate gene regulatory network rewiring. Here, we present a framework called Single Cell Inference of MorphIng Trajectories and their Associated Regulation (SCIMITAR) that infers progressions from static single-cell transcriptomes by employing a continuous parametrization of Gaussian mixtures in high-dimensional curves...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895739/gene-expression-profiling-of-the-8q22-24-position-in-human-breast-cancer-tspyl5-mtdh-atad2-and-ccne2-genes-are-implicated-in-oncogenesis-while-wisp1-and-ext1-genes-may-predict-a-risk-of-metastasis
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Afsoon Taghavi, Mohammad Esmaeil Akbari, Mohammad Hashemi-Bahremani, Nahid Nafissi, Ahad Khalilnezhad, Seyed Mohammad Poorhosseini, Feyzollah Hashemi-Gorji, Vahid Reza Yassaee
Gene expression profiling has been suggested to predict breast cancer outcome. The prognostic value of the 8q22-24 position in breast cancer remains to be elucidated. The present study evaluated expression patterns of the genes located at this position in metastatic and non-metastatic breast cancer. A total of 85 patients with recurrent/metastatic (n=15) and non-metastatic (n=70) early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive and lymph node-negative breast tumors were included. In addition, 15 normal breast tissue samples were used as controls...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894330/marek-s-disease-in-chickens-a-review-with-focus-on-immunology
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Nitish Boodhoo, Angila Gurung, Shayan Sharif, Shahriar Behboudi
Marek's disease (MD), caused by Marek's disease virus (MDV), is a commercially important neoplastic disease of poultry which is only controlled by mass vaccination. Importantly, vaccines that can provide sterile immunity and inhibit virus transmission are lacking; such that vaccines are only capable of preventing neuropathy, oncogenic disease and immunosuppression, but are unable to prevent MDV transmission or infection, leading to emergence of increasingly virulent pathotypes. Hence, to address these issues, developing more efficacious vaccines that induce sterile immunity have become one of the important research goals for avian immunologists today...
November 28, 2016: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891760/muscle-ras-oncogene-homolog-mras-recurrent-mutation-in-borrmann-type-iv-gastric-cancer
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Makiko Yasumoto, Etsuko Sakamoto, Sachiko Ogasawara, Taro Isobe, Junya Kizaki, Akiko Sumi, Hironori Kusano, Jun Akiba, Takuji Torimura, Yoshito Akagi, Hiraku Itadani, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Shinichi Hasako, Masafumi Kumazaki, Shinji Mizuarai, Shinji Oie, Hirohisa Yano
The prognosis of patients with Borrmann type IV gastric cancer (Type IV) is extremely poor. Thus, there is an urgent need to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the oncogenesis of Type IV and to identify new therapeutic targets. Although previous studies using whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing have elucidated genomic alterations in gastric cancer, none has focused on comprehensive genetic analysis of Type IV. To discover cancer-relevant genes in Type IV, we performed whole-exome sequencing and genome-wide copy number analysis on 13 patients with Type IV...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891214/one-step-immortalization-of-primary-human-airway-epithelial-cells-capable-of-oncogenic-transformation
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Jordan L Smith, Liam C Lee, Abigail Read, Qiuning Li, Bing Yu, Chih-Shia Lee, Ji Luo
BACKGROUND: The ability to transform normal human cells into cancer cells with the introduction of defined genetic alterations is a valuable method for understanding the mechanisms of oncogenesis. Easy establishment of immortalized but non-transformed human cells from various tissues would facilitate these genetic analyses. RESULTS: We report here a simple, one-step immortalization method that involves retroviral vector mediated co-expression of the human telomerase protein and a shRNA targeting the CDKN2A gene locus...
2016: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890949/p16-immunostaining-as-a-predictor-of-anal-and-cervical-dysplasia-in-women-attending-a-sexually-transmitted-infection-clinic
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Deepika Pandhi, Kavita Bisherwal, Archana Singal, Kiran Guleria, Kiran Mishra
BACKGROUND: Carcinogenesis caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) leads to over-expression of p16 protein. p16 may act as a marker of HPV integration with host genome and serve as a surrogate marker of HPV oncogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single center study of 75 women (35 HIV-positive and 40 HIV-negative women) was conducted. Anal and cervical specimens were obtained for cytology and p16 immunostaining. RESULTS: The sensitivity of p16 to diagnose anal and cervical dysplasia was 50% and 58...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889612/tet1-gper-pi3k-akt-pathway-is-involved-in-insulin-driven-endometrial-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Bing-Ying Xie, Qiao-Ying Lv, Cheng-Cheng Ning, Bing-Yi Yang, Wei-Wei Shan, Ya-Li Cheng, Chao Gu, Xue-Zhen Luo, Zhen-Bo Zhang, Xiao-Jun Chen, Xiao-Wei Xi, You-Ji Feng
Large amount of clinical evidence has demonstrated that insulin resistance is closely related to oncogenesis of endometrial cancer (EC). Despite recent studies showed the up-regulatory role of insulin in G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER/GPR30) expression, GPER expression was not decreased compared to control when insulin receptor was blocked even in insulin treatment. The purpose of this study was to explore the possible mechanism by which insulin up-regulates GPER that drives EC cell proliferation...
November 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888400/repression-of-cdkn2c-caused-by-pml-rar%C3%AE-binding-promotes-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-block-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
#17
Xiaoling Wang, Yun Tan, Yizhen Li, Jingming Li, Wen Jin, Kankan Wang
Inappropriate cell proliferation during oncogenesis is often accompanied by inactivation of components involved in the cell cycle machinery. Here, we report that cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2C (CDKN2C) as a member of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors is a target of the PML/RARα oncofusion protein in leukemogenesis of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).We found that CDKN2C was markedly downregulated in APL blasts compared with normal promyelocytes. Chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with quantitative polymerase chain reaction demonstrated that PML/RARα directly bound to the CDKN2C promoter in the APL patient-derived cell line NB4...
November 23, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887627/epha5-protein-a-potential-marker-for-distinguishing-histological-grade-and-prognosis-in-ovarian-serous-carcinoma
#18
Xiao Chen, Xuan Wang, Xue Wei, Jiandong Wang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian serous carcinoma (OSC) is the most common ovarian epithelial malignancy. Disregulation of Eph/ephrin signaling has been implicated in oncogenesis and tumor progression. EphA5 receptor is one of large families of Eph tyrosine kinase receptor and is documented in the development of nervous system. Till now, there is no published data about the role of EphA5 in ovarian epithelial neoplasmas. METHODS: This study aims to investigate the expression of EphA5 protein in ovarian serous carcinoma, and its relationship to clinical pathological characteristics...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884161/hpv16-integration-probably-contributes-to-cervical-oncogenesis-through-interrupting-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-inducing-chromosome-instability
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Jun-Wei Zhao, Fang Fang, Yi Guo, Tai-Lin Zhu, Yun-Yun Yu, Fan-Fei Kong, Ling-Fei Han, Dong-Sheng Chen, Fang Li
BACKGROUND: The integration of human papilloma virus (HPV) into host genome is one of the critical steps that lead to the progression of precancerous lesion into cancer. However, the mechanisms and consequences of such integration events are poorly understood. This study aims to explore those questions by studying high risk HPV16 integration in women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: Specifically, HPV integration status of 13 HPV16-infected patients were investigated by ligation-mediated PCR (DIPS-PCR) followed by DNA sequencing...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880943/tp53-mutations-expression-and-interaction-networks-in-human-cancers
#20
Xiaosheng Wang, Qingrong Sun
Although the associations of p53 dysfunction, p53 interaction networks and oncogenesis have been widely explored, a systematic analysis of TP53 mutations and its related interaction networks in various types of human cancers is lacking. Our study explored the associations of TP53 mutations, gene expression, clinical outcomes, and TP53 interaction networks across 33 cancer types using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). We show that TP53 is the most frequently mutated gene in a number of cancers, and its mutations appear to be early events in cancer initiation...
November 21, 2016: Oncotarget
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