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Amalia Vartanian, Maria Baryshnikova, Olga Burova, Dariya Afanasyeva, Vsevolod Misyurin, Alexander Belyаvsky, Zoya Shprakh
The increasing incidence of melanoma makes this cancer an important public health problem. Therapeutic resistance is still a major obstacle to the therapy of patients with metastatic melanomas. The aim of this study was to develop the melanoma cell line resistant to DNA-alkylating agents and to elucidate the mechanisms involved in acquired drug resistance. We established a unique melanoma subline Mel MeR resistant to DNA-alkylating drug aranoza by continuous stepwise selection of the Mel Me/WT cell line with increasing concentrations of this drug...
October 21, 2016: Melanoma Research
Pedram Gerami, Zuxu Yao, David Polsky, Burkhard Jansen, Klaus Busam, Jonhan Ho, Mary Martini, Laura K Ferris
BACKGROUND: Clinical and histopathologic assessment of pigmented skin lesions remains challenging even for experts. Differentiated and accurate noninvasive diagnostic modalities are highly desirable. OBJECTIVE: We sought to provide clinicians with such a tool. METHODS: A 2-gene classification method based on LINC00518 and preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME) gene expression was evaluated and validated in 555 pigmented lesions (157 training and 398 validation samples) obtained noninvasively via adhesive patch biopsy...
October 1, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Zhengwang Sun, Zhipeng Wu, Fenglin Zhang, Qunfeng Guo, Lin Li, Kun Li, Hui Chen, Juan Zhao, Dianwen Song, Quan Huang, Lei Li, Jianru Xiao
Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in women and ranks second among cancer deaths. Metastasis is the main cause of death in breast cancer patients. However, the mechanisms underlying the invasion and metastasis of breast cancer cells remain largely elusive. Here we report that the protein PRAME, a tumor-associated antigen isolated from a melanoma, plays a role in preventing the proliferation and metastasis of breast cancer cells. Knocking down of PRAME promotes breast cancer cell proliferation and inhibits apoptosis...
December 5, 2016: Gene
Arash Salmaninejad, Mohammad Reza Zamani, Mehrnaz Pourvahedi, Zahra Golchehre, Ali Hosseini Bereshneh, Nima Rezaei
UNLABELLED: Cancer/testis antigens (CTAs) are named based on their expression pattern that is restricted in a number of normal and abnormal tissues. Tumor cells frequently express antigens whose expression is typically restricted to germ cells. Their unique expression pattern is guaranteed by precise epigenetic regulatory mechanisms. Because of their tumor-limited, high immunogenicity, and biased expression, discovery of these molecules provides unprecedented opportunities for further research and clinical development in the field of cancer diagnosis and immunotherapy...
October 2016: Immunological Investigations
Jean-Louis Pujol, Tommaso De Pas, Achim Rittmeyer, Eric Vallières, Bartosz Kubisa, Eugeny Levchenko, Sebastian Wiesemann, Gregory A Masters, Robert Shen, Sergei A Tjulandin, Hans-Stefan Hofmann, Nicolas Vanhoutte, Bruno Salaun, Muriel Debois, Silvija Jarnjak, Pedro Miguel De Sousa Alves, Jamila Louahed, Vincent G Brichard, Frédéric F Lehmann
INTRODUCTION: Adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy is standard treatment for surgically resected stage II to IIIA NSCLC, but the relapse rate is high. The preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME) tumor antigen is expressed in two-thirds of NSCLC and offers an attractive target for antigen-specific immunization. A phase I dose escalation study assessed the safety and immunogenicity of a PRAME immunotherapeutic consisting of recombinant PRAME plus proprietary immunostimulant AS15 in patients with surgically resected NSCLC (NCT01159964)...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Szu-Hua Pan, Kang-Yi Su, Bart Spiessens, Nicole Kusuma, Nicolas F Delahaye, Olivier Gruselle, Aung Myo, An de Creus, Jamila Louahed, Gee-Cheng Chang, Sung-Liang Yu, Pan-Chyr Yang
AIM: To determine the frequency of expression of the tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) melanoma-associated antigen A3 (MAGE-A3) and preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME) and the rate of EGFR mutations in a Taiwanese non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) population including only adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. Furthermore, to investigate associations between TAA expression and EGFR mutations and to evaluate these TAAs as prognostic markers for overall survival...
August 12, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Zuxu Yao, Talisha Allen, Margaret Oakley, Carol Samons, Darryl Garrison, Burkhard Jansen
We previously reported clinical performance of a novel noninvasive and quantitative PCR (qPCR)-based molecular diagnostic assay (the pigmented lesion assay; PLA) that differentiates primary cutaneous melanoma from benign pigmented skin lesions through two target gene signatures, LINC00518 (LINC) and preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME). This study focuses on analytical characterization of this PLA, including qPCR specificity and sensitivity, optimization of RNA input in qPCR to achieve a desired diagnostic sensitivity and specificity, and analytical performance (repeatability and reproducibility) of this two-gene PLA...
August 2016: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
Yehia S Mohamed, Layla A Bashawri, Chittibabu Vatte, Eman Y Abu-Rish, Cyril Cyrus, Wafaa S Khalaf, Michael J Browning
Adoptive T-cell immunotherapy is a promising approach to manage and maintain relapse-free survival of leukemia patients, especially following allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Post-transplant adoptive immunotherapy using cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) of the donor origin provide graft-versus-tumor effects, with or without graft-versus-host disease. Myeloid leukemias express immunogenic leukemia associated antigens (LAAs); such as WT-1, PRAME, MAGE, h-TERT and others, most of them are able to induce specific T cell responses whenever associated with the proper co-stimulation...
September 2016: Molecular Immunology
Matthew G Field, Michael A Durante, Christina L Decatur, Bercin Tarlan, Kristen M Oelschlager, John F Stone, Jeffim Kuznetsov, Anne M Bowcock, Stefan Kurtenbach, J William Harbour
BACKGROUND: We previously identified PRAME as a biomarker for metastatic risk in Class 1 uveal melanomas. In this study, we sought to define a threshold value for positive PRAME expression (PRAME+) in a large dataset, identify factors associated with PRAME expression, evaluate the prognostic value of PRAME in Class 2 uveal melanomas, and determine whether PRAME expression is associated with aberrant hypomethylation of the PRAME promoter. RESULTS: Among 678 samples analyzed by qPCR, 498 (73...
July 30, 2016: Oncotarget
Daniel Nettersheim, Isabell Arndt, Rakesh Sharma, Stefanie Riesenberg, Sina Jostes, Simon Schneider, Michael Hölzel, Glen Kristiansen, Hubert Schorle
BACKGROUND: Cancer/testis-antigens (CTAs) are specifically expressed in human malignancies and testis tissue, but their molecular functions are poorly understood. CTAs serve as regulators of gene expression, cell cycle and spermatogenesis, as well as targets for immune-based therapies. The CTA PRAME is expressed in various cancers, antagonises retinoic acid signalling and is regulated by DNA methylation and histone acetylation. METHODS: We analysed the molecular function of the CTA PRAME in primordial germ cells (PGC) and testicular germ cell cancers (GCC)...
August 9, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
Nina Neuhaus
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August 9, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
Quan Huang, Haifeng Wei, Zhipeng Wu, Lin Li, Liangfang Yao, Zhengwang Sun, Lei Li, Zaijun Lin, Wei Xu, Shuai Han, Wenjiao Cao, Yunfei Xu, Dianwen Song, Xinghai Yang, Jianru Xiao
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. The poor survival rate is largely due to the extensive local invasion and metastasis. However, the mechanisms underlying the invasion and metastasis of lung cancer cells remain largely elusive. In this study, we examined the role of preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME) in lung cancer metastasis. Our results show that PRAME is downregulated in lung adenocarcinoma and lung bone metastasis compared with normal human lung. Knockdown of PRAME decreases the expression of E-Cadherin and promotes the proliferation, invasion, and metastasis of lung cancer cells by regulating multiple critical genes, most of which are related to cell migration, including MMP1, CCL2, CTGF, and PLAU...
2016: PloS One
Kamila Kloudová, Hana Hromádková, Simona Partlová, Tomáš Brtnický, Lukáš Rob, Jiřina Bartůňková, Michal Hensler, Michael J Halaška, Radek Špíšek, Anna Fialová
In order to select a suitable combination of cancer cell lines as an appropriate source of antigens for dendritic cell-based immunotherapy of ovarian cancer, we analyzed the expression level of 21 tumor associated antigens (BIRC5, CA125, CEA, DDX43, EPCAM, FOLR1, Her-2/neu, MAGE-A1, MAGE-A2, MAGE-A3, MAGE-A4, MAGE-A6, MAGE-A10, MAGE-A12, MUC-1, NY-ESO-1, PRAME, p53, TPBG, TRT, WT1) in 4 established ovarian cancer cell lines and in primary tumor cells isolated from the high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer tissue...
June 14, 2016: Oncotarget
Wa Zhang, Carter J Barger, Kevin H Eng, David Klinkebiel, Petra A Link, Angela Omilian, Wiam Bshara, Kunle Odunsi, Adam R Karpf
PRAME is a cancer-testis antigen (CTA) and potential immuno-therapeutic target, but has not been well-studied in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) or its high grade serous (HGSC) subtype. Compared to normal ovary, PRAME expression was significantly increased most EOC, regardless of stage and grade. Interestingly, PRAME mRNA expression was associated with improved survival in the HGSC subtype. The PRAME locus was a frequent target for copy number alterations (CNA) in HGSC but most changes were heterozygous losses, indicating that elevated PRAME expression is not typically due to CNA...
June 13, 2016: Oncotarget
Xiao-Dong Mo, Ya-Zhen Qin, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Lan-Ping Xu, Yu Wang, Chen-Hua Yan, Huan Chen, Yu-Hong Chen, Wei Han, Feng-Rong Wang, Jing-Zhi Wang, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang
This study investigated the efficacy of minimal residual disease (MRD) monitoring and MRD-directed preemptive immunotherapy in high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients who received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). MRD assessment consisted of Wilms' tumor gene 1 (WT1) detection with PCR and leukemia-associated immunophenotypic pattern examination with multiparameter flow cytometry (FCM). Post-HSCT, 31 patients were positive for WT1, and 8, for FCM; positivity for WT1 (18.6 vs...
August 2016: Annals of Hematology
Daniel Nettersheim, Alena Heimsoeth, Sina Jostes, Simon Schneider, Martin Fellermeyer, Andrea Hofmann, Hubert Schorle
Type II germ cell cancers (GCC) are divided into seminomas, which are highly similar to primordial germ cells and embryonal carcinomas (EC), often described as malignant counterparts to embryonic stem cells.Previously, we demonstrated that the development of GCCs is a highly plastic process and strongly influenced by the microenvironment. While orthotopic transplantation into the testis promotes seminomatous growth of the seminoma-like cell line TCam-2, ectopic xenotransplantation into the flank initiates reprogramming into an EC-like fate...
June 7, 2016: Oncotarget
Quan Huang, Lin Li, Zaijun Lin, Wei Xu, Shuai Han, Chenglong Zhao, Lei Li, Wenjiao Cao, Xinghai Yang, Haifeng Wei, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND Preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME) is known as a tumor-associated antigen that is altered in a variety of malignancies, including lung cancer. However, the role of PRAME in lung cancer remains unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS We analyzed the expression of PRAME in human lung adenocarcinomas and studied the function of PRAME using small interfering RNA (siRNA)-induced gene knockdown in lung cancer cell lines PC9 and A549. RESULTS We found that PRAME expression is down-regulated in lung adenocarcinomas...
2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Weijia Cai, Haifeng Yang
BACKGROUND: Cullin-RING E3 ubiquitin ligase complexes play a central role in targeting cellular proteins for ubiquitination-dependent protein turnover through 26S proteasome. Cullin-2 is a member of the Cullin family, and it serves as a scaffold protein for Elongin B and C, Rbx1 and various substrate recognition receptors to form E3 ubiquitin ligases. MAIN BODY OF THE ABSTRACT: First, the composition, structure and the regulation of Cullin-2 based E3 ubiquitin ligases were introduced...
2016: Cell Division
Siwei Wang, Wenjia Xia, Mantang Qiu, Xin Wang, Feng Jiang, Rong Yin, Lin Xu
The Cullin2-type ubiquitin ligases belong to the Cullin-Ring Ligase (CRL) family, which is a crucial determinant of proteasome-based degradation processes in eukaryotes. Because of the finding of von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor (VHL), the Cullin2-type ubiquitin ligases gain focusing in the research of many diseases, especially in tumors. These multisubunit enzymes are composed of the Ring finger protein, the Cullin2 scaffold protein, the Elongin B&C linker protein and the variant substrate recognition subunits (SRSs), among which the Cullin2 scaffold protein is the determining factor of the enzyme mechanism...
April 14, 2016: Oncotarget
Y Xu, L-J Rong, S-L Meng, F-L Hou, J-H Zhang, G Pan
OBJECTIVE: PRAME (Preferentially Expressed Antigen in Melanoma) is a tumor-associated antigen recognized by immunocytes, and it induces cytotoxic T cell-mediated responses in melanoma. PRAME is expressed in a wide variety of tumors, but in contrast with most other tumor-associated antigens, it is also expressed in leukemias. The physiologic role of PRAME remains elusive. Recently, it has found PRAME could be involved in the regulation of cell death in leukemias, but the mechanism of the function is unclear...
2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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