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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444728/circulating-cell-free-braf-v600e-as-a-biomarker-in-children-with-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Sébastien Héritier, Zofia Hélias-Rodzewicz, Hélène Lapillonne, Nathalie Terrones, Sonia Garrigou, Corinne Normand, Mohamed-Aziz Barkaoui, Jean Miron, Geneviève Plat, Nathalie Aladjidi, Anne Pagnier, Anne Deville, Marion Gillibert-Yvert, Despina Moshous, Alain Lefèvre-Utile, Anne Lutun, Catherine Paillard, Caroline Thomas, Eric Jeziorski, Philippe Nizard, Valérie Taly, Jean-François Emile, Jean Donadieu
The BRAF(V600E) mutation is reported in half of patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). This study investigated the detection of the BRAF(V600E) allele in circulating cell-free (ccf) DNA in a paediatric LCH cohort. Children with BRAF(V600E) -mutated LCH were investigated to detect ccf BRAF(V600E) at diagnosis (n = 48) and during follow-up (n = 17) using a picolitre-droplet digital PCR assay. At diagnosis, ccf BRAF(V600E) was positive in 15/15 (100%) patients with risk-organ positive multisystem (RO+ MS) LCH, 5/12 (42%) of patients with RO- MS LCH and 3/21 (14%) patients with single-system (SS) LCH (P < 0·001, Fisher's exact test)...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442757/comparison-of-circulating-tumour-cells-and-circulating-cell-free-epstein-barr-virus-dna-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Jess Honganh Vo, Wen Long Nei, Min Hu, Wai Min Phyo, Fuqiang Wang, Kam Weng Fong, Terence Tan, Yoke Lim Soong, Shie Lee Cheah, Kiattisa Sommat, Huiyu Low, Belinda Ling, Johnson Ng, Wan Loo Tan, Kian Sing Chan, Lynette Oon, Jackie Y Ying, Min-Han Tan
Quantification of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is commonly used in clinical settings as a circulating biomarker in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), but there has been no comparison with circulating tumour cells (CTCs). Our study aims to compare the performance of CTC enumeration against EBV cfDNA quantitation through digital PCR (dPCR) and quantitative PCR. 74 plasma samples from 46 NPC patients at baseline and one month after radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy were analysed...
December 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442298/how-to-study-and-overcome-tumor-heterogeneity-with-circulating-biomarkers-the-breast-cancer-case
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Valentina Appierto, Serena Di Cosimo, Carolina Reduzzi, Valentina Pala, Vera Cappelletti, Maria Grazia Daidone
Breast cancer ranks first among female cancer-related deaths in Western countries. As the primary tumor can often be controlled by surgical resection, the survival of women with breast cancer is closely linked to the incidence of distant metastases. Molecular screening by next generation sequencing highlighted the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of solid tumors as well as the clonal evolution of cancer cells during progression and under treatment pressure. Such findings question whether an optimal assessment of disease progression and a screening for druggable mutations should be based on molecular features of primary or recurrent/metastatic lesions and therefore represent a crucial element for failure or success of personalized medicine...
April 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441386/graft-derived-cell-free-dna-a-noninvasive-early-rejection-and-graft-damage-marker-in-liver-transplantation-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-cohort-study
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Ekkehard Schütz, Anna Fischer, Julia Beck, Markus Harden, Martina Koch, Tilo Wuensch, Martin Stockmann, Björn Nashan, Otto Kollmar, Johannes Matthaei, Philipp Kanzow, Philip D Walson, Jürgen Brockmöller, Michael Oellerich
BACKGROUND: Graft-derived cell-free DNA (GcfDNA), which is released into the blood stream by necrotic and apoptotic cells, is a promising noninvasive organ integrity biomarker. In liver transplantation (LTx), neither conventional liver function tests (LTFs) nor immunosuppressive drug monitoring are very effective for rejection monitoring. We therefore hypothesized that the quantitative measurement of donor-derived cell-free DNA (cfDNA) would have independent value for the assessment of graft integrity, including damage from acute rejection...
April 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439838/mirna-quantitation-with-microelectrode-sensors-enabled-by-enzymeless-electrochemical-signal-amplification
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Tanyu Wang, Gangli Wang, Didier Merlin, Emilie Viennois
Quantification of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) is of great interest because of their potentials as disease biomarkers. Currently, quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and microarray are considered mainstream techniques for miRNA identification and quantitation. However, these techniques are challenged by the low levels and wide dynamic range (from aM to nM) of miRNAs in a physiological sample, as well as the difficulty in the implementation in point-of-care settings. Here, we describe a one-step label-free electrochemical sensing technique by assembling a triple-stem DNA-redox probe structure on a gold microelectrode and introducing a reductant, tris(2-carboxyethyl) phosphine hydrochloride (TCEP) in the detection buffer solution to achieve ultrasensitive miRNAs detection with a detection limit of 0...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433059/an-entropy-driven-signal-amplifying-strategy-for-real-time-monitoring-of-dna-methylation-process-and-high-throughput-screening-of-methyltransferase-inhibitors
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Siyi Chen, Huan Ma, Wang Li, Zhou Nie, Shouzhuo Yao
Based on the entropy-driven toehold-mediated hairpin displacement (ETHDA), a facile and sensitive one-step fluorescence sensing platform has been proposed for the evaluation DNA methylation process catalyzed by methyltransferase (MTase). In this designed system, a hairpin probe is methylated by DNA adenine methylation (Dam) MTase and cleaved by DpnI endonuclease successively, liberating a catalyzer strand to initiate the signal amplification. The fluorescence intensity is increasing upon the catalyzer strand triggered circulating procedure of the ETHDA process...
June 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431643/advances-in-circulating-tumor-dna-analysis
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Samantha Perakis, Martina Auer, Jelena Belic, Ellen Heitzer
The analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is a very promising tool and might revolutionize cancer care with respect to early detection, identification of minimal residual disease, assessment of treatment response, and monitoring tumor evolution. ctDNA analysis, often referred to as "liquid biopsy" offers what tissue biopsies cannot-a continuous monitoring of tumor-specific changes during the entire course of the disease. Owing to technological improvements, efforts for the establishment of preanalytical and analytical benchmark, and the inclusion of ctDNA analyses in clinical trial, an actual clinical implementation has come within easy reach...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430637/clinical-utility-of-circulating-cell-free-epstein-barr-virus-dna-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Katsutoshi Shoda, Daisuke Ichikawa, Yuji Fujita, Kiyoshi Masuda, Hidekazu Hiramoto, Junichi Hamada, Tomohiro Arita, Hirotaka Konishi, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Shuhei Komatsu, Atsushi Shiozaki, Kazuma Okamoto, Issei Imoto, Eigo Otsuji
Recent comprehensive molecular subtyping of gastric cancer (GC) identified Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive tumors as a subtype with distinct salient molecular and clinical features. In this study, we aimed to determine the potential utility of circulating cell-free EBV DNA as a biomarker for the detection and/or monitoring of therapeutic response in patients with EBV-associated gastric carcinoma (EBVaGC). The EBV genes-to-ribonuclease P RNA component H1 ratios (EBV ratios) in the GC tumors and plasma samples were determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction in 153 patients with GC, including 14 patients with EBVaGC diagnosed by the conventional method...
February 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430611/prognostic-value-of-egfr-and-kras-in-circulating-tumor-dna-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Gaowei Fan, Kuo Zhang, Jiansheng Ding, Jinming Li
EGFR (exon 19 and exon 21) mutations in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated by EGFR-TKIs are associated with a better survival; while KRAS mutations predict a worse prognosis. However, there are divergent findings regarding the prognostic value of EGFR and KRAS mutations in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). We aimed to summarize the evidence for the use of circulating EGFR and KRAS mutations as prognostic factors in advanced NSCLC patients.We searched the network databases for studies reporting progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) stratified by EGFR or KRAS mutations in ctDNA in advanced NSCLC patients...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428191/the-role-of-minimal-residual-disease-testing-in-myeloma-treatment-selection-and-drug-development-current-value-and-future-applications
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Kenneth C Anderson, Daniel Auclair, Gary J Kelloff, Caroline C Sigman, Herve Avet-Loiseau, Ann T Farrell, Nicole J Gormley, Shaji K Kumar, Ola Landgren, Nikhil C Munshi, Michele Cavo, Faith E Davies, Alessandra Di Bacco, Jennifer S Dickey, Steven I Gutman, Howard R Higley, Mohamad A Hussein, J Milburn Jessup, Ilan R Kirsch, Richard F Little, Robert D Loberg, Jens G Lohr, Lata Mukundan, James L Omel, Trevor J Pugh, Gregory H Reaman, Michael D Robbins, A Kate Sasser, Nancy Valente, Elena Zamagni
Treatment of myeloma has benefited from the introduction of more effective and better tolerated agents, improvements in supportive care, better understanding of disease biology, revision of diagnostic criteria, and new sensitive and specific tools for disease prognostication and management. Assessment of minimal residual disease (MRD) in response to therapy is one of these tools, as longer progression-free survival (PFS) is seen consistently among patients who have achieved MRD negativity. Current therapies lead to unprecedented frequency and depth of response, and next generation flow and sequencing methods to measure MRD in bone marrow are in use and being developed with sensitivities in the range of 10(-5)‒10(-6) cells...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424201/pik3ca-mutations-contribute-to-acquired-cetuximab-resistance-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Jian Ming Xu, Yan Wang, You-Liang Wang, Yan Wang, Tao Liu, Ming Ni, Man-Sheng Li, Li Lin, Fei-Jiao Ge, Chun Gong, Jun-Yan Gu, Ru Jia, He-Fei Wang, Yu Ling Chen, Rong-Rui Liu, Chuan-Hua Zhao, Zhao-Li Tan, Yang Jin, Yunping Zhu, Shuji Ogino, Zhi Rong Qian
<p>Mutations in KRAS are considered to be the main drivers of acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) blockade in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). However, the potential roles of other genes downstream of the EGFR signaling pathway in conferring acquired resistance has not been extensively investigated.</p> <br /><br />Experimental Design: <p>Using circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) from patients with mCRC and with acquired cetuximab resistance, we developed a targeted amplicon ultra-deep sequencing method to screen for low-abundance somatic mutations in a panel of genes that encode components of the EGFR signaling pathway...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423572/acceleration-of-leukocytes-epigenetic-age-as-an-early-tumor-and-sex-specific-marker-of-breast-and-colorectal-cancer
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Danielle Fernandes Durso, Maria Giulia Bacalini, Claudia Sala, Chiara Pirazzini, Elena Marasco, Massimiliano Bonafé, Ítalo Faria do Valle, Davide Gentilini, Gastone Castellani, Ana Maria Caetano Faria, Claudio Franceschi, Paolo Garagnani, Christine Nardini
Changes in blood epigenetic age have been associated with several pathological conditions and have recently been described to anticipate cancer development. In this work, we analyze a publicly available leukocytes methylation dataset to evaluate the relation between DNA methylation age and the prospective development of specific types of cancer. We calculated DNA methylation age acceleration using five state-of-the-art estimators (three multi-site: Horvath, Hannum, Weidner; and two CpG specific: ELOV2 and FHL2) in a cohort including 845 subjects from the EPIC-Italy project and we compared 424 samples that remained cancer-free over the approximately ten years of follow-up with 235 and 166 subjects who developed breast and colorectal cancer, respectively...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420468/-effect-of-heparin-pretreatment-on-the-level-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-of-serum-and-lung-tissue-in-septic-mice
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Jing Jiang, Shengtian Mu, Fangxiao Zhang, Yanting Qiao, Yongran Wu, Zhidan Zhang, Xiaochun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of heparin pretreatment on serum and lung tissue level of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in septic mice model and its molecular mechanism. METHODS: Ninety male C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into control group (n = 30), lipopolysaccharides (LPS) group (n = 30, 30 mg/kg LPS in 100 ?L normal saline was intraperitoneally injected) and LPS+heparin group (n = 30, 8 U of heparin in 20 ?L normal saline was subcutaneously injected 30 minutes before the injection of LPS)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417079/detection-of-copy-number-alterations-in-cell-free-tumor-dna-from-plasma
#14
Olga Østrup, Lise Barlebo Ahlborn, Ulrik Lassen, Morten Mau-Sørensen, Finn Cilius Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs) occurring in tumors can provide information about tumor classification, patient's outcome or treatment targets. Liquid biopsies, incl. plasma samples containing circulating cell-free tumor DNA (ccfDNA) can be used to assess SCNAs for clinical purposes, however specify and reliability of methods have to be tested. METHODS: SNP microarrays (Affymetrix) were used to generate whole-genome copy number profiles from plasma ccfDNA (OncoScan) and paired tumor biopsies (CytoScan) from ten patients with metastatic cancers...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415895/the-value-of-liquid-biopsy-in-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-recent-developments-and-future-potential
#15
Vincent Camus, Fabrice Jardin, Herve Tilly
Diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) represent a heterogeneous subset of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) that demonstrate many molecular alterations and somatic mutations, all of which are targets for the recent development of biomarkers that use various molecular biological techniques. These non-invasive emerging biomarkers will be used in the next few years to better monitor the response to immunochemotherapeutic treatments with the aim of completely eradicating the disease in order to cure it. Areas covered: In this review, the authors conducted a literature search to identify and summarize the major advances in liquid biopsy techniques for DLBCL that are useful for diagnosis and monitoring minimal residual disease (MRD)...
April 27, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415658/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-blood-samples-for-kras-mutation-identification-in-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Hongchang Shen, Keying Che, Lei Cong, Wei Dong, Tiehong Zhang, Qi Liu, Jiajun Du
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and tumor cells (CTC) are novel approaches for identifying genomic alterations. Thus, we designed a meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic value and prognostic significance of a KRAS proto-oncogene, GTPase (KRAS) mutation for lung cancer patients. All included articles were from PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library. Twelve articles that described 1,131 patients were reviewed. True positives (TP), false positives (FP), true negatives (TN), and false negatives (FN) were used to calculate pooled sensitivity, specificity, the positive likelihood ratio (PLR), the negative likelihood ratio (NLR), a diagnostic odds ratio (DOR), the area under the curve (AUC) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414925/reversion-of-brca1-2-germline-mutations-detected-in-circulating-tumor-dna-from-patients-with-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
#17
Elizabeth L Christie, Sian Fereday, Ken Doig, Swetansu Pattnaik, Sarah-Jane Dawson, David D L Bowtell
Purpose Germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) are associated with favorable responses to chemotherapy. However, secondary intragenic (reversion) mutations that restore protein function lead to clinically significant rates of acquired resistance. The goal of this study was to determine whether reversion mutations could be found in an unbiased manner in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to predict treatment response in HGSC. Patients and Methods Plasma and tumor samples were obtained from 30 patients with HGSC with either BRCA1 or BRCA2 germline mutation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413726/gb4gv-a-genome-browser-for-geminivirus
#18
Eric S Ho, Catherine M Newsom-Stewart, Lysa Diarra, Caroline S McCauley
BACKGROUND: Geminiviruses (family Geminiviridae) are prevalent plant viruses that imperil agriculture globally, causing serious damage to the livelihood of farmers, particularly in developing countries. The virus evolves rapidly, attributing to its single-stranded genome propensity, resulting in worldwide circulation of diverse and viable genomes. Genomics is a prominent approach taken by researchers in elucidating the infectious mechanism of the virus. Currently, the NCBI Viral Genome website is a popular repository of viral genomes that conveniently provides researchers a centralized data source of genomic information...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410618/liquid-biopsy-a-step-forward-towards-precision-medicine-in-urologic-malignancies
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REVIEW
Ashley Di Meo, Jenni Bartlett, Yufeng Cheng, Maria D Pasic, George M Yousef
There is a growing trend towards exploring the use of a minimally invasive "liquid biopsy" to identify biomarkers in a number of cancers, including urologic malignancies. Multiple aspects can be assessed in circulating cell-free DNA, including cell-free DNA levels, integrity, methylation and mutations. Other prospective liquid biopsy markers include circulating tumor cells, circulating RNAs (miRNA, lncRNAs and mRNAs), cell-free proteins, peptides and exosomes have also emerged as non-invasive cancer biomarkers...
April 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405680/optimal-method-for-quantitative-detection-of-plasma-egfr-t790m-mutation-using-droplet-digital-pcr-system
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Ken Suzawa, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Kadoaki Ohashi, Shinsuke Hashida, Shuta Tomida, Toshio Kubo, Yuho Maki, Junichi Soh, Kazunori Tsukuda, Katsuyuki Kiura, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Shinichi Toyooka
Though patients with EGFR mutations are initially responsive to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), most tumors ultimately acquire resistance to EGFR-TKIs. The most frequently reported mechanism is EGFR T790M mutation. In this study, using a droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) system, we assessed optimal conditions for a mutation detection assay for EGFR T790M obtained from circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in plasma. The advantages of locked nucleic acids (LNA) probe, short amplicon size, and blocking oligo using peptide nucleic acids (PNA) were assessed using control DNAs from cell lines to improve the sensitivity of mutation detection...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
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