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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813011/insights-into-the-effect-of-the-g245s-single-point-mutation-on-the-structure-of-p53-and-the-binding-of-the-protein-to-dna
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Marco Gaetano Lepre, Sara Ibrahim Omar, Gianvito Grasso, Umberto Morbiducci, Marco Agostino Deriu, Jack A Tuszynski
The transcription factor p53 is a potent tumor suppressor dubbed as the "guardian of the genome" because of its ability to orchestrate protective biological outputs in response to a variety of oncogenic stresses. Mutation and thus inactivation of p53 can be found in 50% of human tumors. The majority are missense mutations located in the DNA binding region. Among them, G245S is known to be a structural hotspot mutation. To understand the behaviors and differences between the wild-type and mutant, both a dimer of the wild type p53 (wt-p53) and its G245S mutant (G245S-mp53), complexed with DNA, were simulated using molecular dynamics for more than 1 μs...
August 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812214/the-role-of-human-papillomavirus-on-the-prognosis-and-treatment-of-oropharyngeal-carcinoma
#2
Nicholas Fung, Farhoud Faraji, Hyunseok Kang, Carole Fakhry
Human papillomavirus positive oropharyngeal cancer (HPV-positive OPC) is a distinct subtype of head and neck carcinoma (HNC) distinguished from HPV-negative HNC by its risk factor profile, clinical behavior, and molecular biology. Compared to HPV-negative HNC, HPV-positive OPC exhibits significantly better prognosis and an enhanced response to treatment. Recognition of the survival benefit of HPV-positive tumors has led to therapeutic de-intensification strategies aiming to mitigate treatment-related toxicities while maintaining high response rates...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810875/role-of-iqgap3-in-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yongjie Shi, Nan Qin, Qiang Zhou, Yanqiu Chen, Sicong Huang, Bo Chen, Gang Shen, Hongyun Jia
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal cancers worldwide owing to its high rates of metastasis and recurrence. The oncogene IQ motif-containing GTPase activating protein 3 (IQGAP3) is ubiquitously overexpressed in several human cancers, including liver, ovary, lung, large intestine, gastric, bone marrow, and breast malignancies and is involved in the invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. Therefore, we aimed to determine the biological role and molecular mechanism of IQGAP3 in HCC...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810145/integrative-analysis-identifies-four-molecular-and-clinical-subsets-in-uveal-melanoma
#4
A Gordon Robertson, Juliann Shih, Christina Yau, Ewan A Gibb, Junna Oba, Karen L Mungall, Julian M Hess, Vladislav Uzunangelov, Vonn Walter, Ludmila Danilova, Tara M Lichtenberg, Melanie Kucherlapati, Patrick K Kimes, Ming Tang, Alexander Penson, Ozgun Babur, Rehan Akbani, Christopher A Bristow, Katherine A Hoadley, Lisa Iype, Matthew T Chang, Andrew D Cherniack, Christopher Benz, Gordon B Mills, Roel G W Verhaak, Klaus G Griewank, Ina Felau, Jean C Zenklusen, Jeffrey E Gershenwald, Lynn Schoenfield, Alexander J Lazar, Mohamed H Abdel-Rahman, Sergio Roman-Roman, Marc-Henri Stern, Colleen M Cebulla, Michelle D Williams, Martine J Jager, Sarah E Coupland, Bita Esmaeli, Cyriac Kandoth, Scott E Woodman
Comprehensive multiplatform analysis of 80 uveal melanomas (UM) identifies four molecularly distinct, clinically relevant subtypes: two associated with poor-prognosis monosomy 3 (M3) and two with better-prognosis disomy 3 (D3). We show that BAP1 loss follows M3 occurrence and correlates with a global DNA methylation state that is distinct from D3-UM. Poor-prognosis M3-UM divide into subsets with divergent genomic aberrations, transcriptional features, and clinical outcomes. We report change-of-function SRSF2 mutations...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809545/plasmonic-nanoprobe-of-gold-triangular-nanoprism-core-polyaniline-shell-for-real-time-three-dimensional-ph-imaging-of-anterior-chamber
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Peijun Tang, Xueqin Jiang, Yangyang Wang, Huanjun Chen, Yu Shrike Zhang, Panpan Gao, Hao Wang, Xuemeng Li, Jianhua Zhou
Three-dimensional (3D) molecular imaging enables the study of biological processes in both living and nonviable systems at the molecular level and has a high potential on early diagnosis. In conjunction with specific molecular probes, optical coherent tomography (OCT) is a promising imaging modality to provide 3D molecular features at the tissue level. In this study, we introduced (gold-triangular-nanoprism-core)/(polyaniline-shell nanoparticles) (GTNPs@PANI) as an OCT contrast agent and pH-responsive nanoprobe for 3D imaging of pH distribution...
August 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807365/-the-breakthrough-of-personalized-medicine-new-hopes-and-new-challenges
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Ronan Flippot, Christophe Massard, Edouard Auclin, David Azria, Héloïse Bourien, Philippe Rochigneux, Antoine Schernberg, Loïc Verlingue, Lara Zafrani, Stéphane Vignot
The development of personalized medicine in oncology is based on biomarkers that help select populations for more efficient and less toxic therapies. The onset of molecular biology led to new paradigms in drug development, with efficacy data reported in early clinical trials and accelerated approvals. Multiple clinical trials, including SHIVA, SAFIR-01 and MOSCATO-01, have been developed to evaluate the interest of treatment decision-making based on tumor molecular profiling, with the ambition to replace historical clinical and pathological classifications...
August 11, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807210/personalized-treatment-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastases
#7
Dimitrios Moris, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Precision Medicine Initiative is a new research effort aiming to offer personalized treatment in many diseases, including cancer. The aim of the present article is to offer novel insights about the role of personalized treatment in patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). METHODS: A review of the literature regarding personalized medicine and colorectal liver metastases was performed mainly in the MEDLINE/PubMed database. RESULTS: Surgical resection remains the only hope for cure of CRLM...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806746/selective-small-chemical-inhibitors-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-5-with-anti-lung-cancer-activity
#8
Gui-Mei Kong, Min Yu, Zhongping Gu, Zhi Chen, Rui-Ming Xu, Deon O'Bryant, Zhengxin Wang
Protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) plays critical roles in a wide variety of biological processes, including tumorigenesis. By screening a library of small chemical compounds, we identified eight compounds that selectively inhibit the PRMT5 enzymatic activity, with IC50 values ranging from 0.1 to 6 μM. Molecular docking simulation and site-directed mutagenesis indicated that identified compounds target the substrate-binding site in PRMT5. Treatment of lung cancer cells with identified inhibitors led to inhibition of the symmetrical arginine methylation of SmD3 and histones and the cellular proliferation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805741/alcohol-and-cancer-mechanisms-and-therapies
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Anuradha Ratna, Pranoti Mandrekar
Several scientific and clinical studies have shown an association between chronic alcohol consumption and the occurrence of cancer in humans. The mechanism for alcohol-induced carcinogenesis has not been fully understood, although plausible events include genotoxic effects of acetaldehyde, cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1)-mediated generation of reactive oxygen species, aberrant metabolism of folate and retinoids, increased estrogen, and genetic polymorphisms. Here, we summarize the impact of alcohol drinking on the risk of cancer development and potential underlying molecular mechanisms...
August 14, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803043/structure-based-development-of-novel-triazoles-and-related-thiazolotriazoles-as-anticancer-agents-and-cdc25a-b-phosphatase-inhibitors-synthesis-in%C3%A2-vitro-biological-evaluation-molecular-docking-and-in-silico-adme-t-studies
#10
Sherif A F Rostom, Mona H Badr, Heba A Abd El Razik, Hayam M A Ashour
Synthesis of twenty nine new 1,2,4-triazoles and some derived thiazolothiadiazoles (structurally-relevant to some reported triazoles with anticancer and/or Cdc25A/B inhibitory activities) is described in this study. The obtained NCI's in vitro antitumor data revealed that five analogs (12, 15, 18, 19 and 22) displayed considerable tumor percentage growth inhibitory activity (GI%), among which the analog 18 possessed a special antitumor potential and spectrum. Additionally, the same five analogs showed a marginal GI effect on the normal breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A indicating higher selectivity towards cancer cells...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802504/cutaneous-malignant-vascular-neoplasms
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Wonwoo Shon, Steven D Billings
Accurate diagnosis of cutaneous malignant vascular tumors, including angiosarcoma and epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, is critical for determination of appropriate clinical management and prognosis. Although there have been significant advances in understanding genetic aspects of cutaneous vascular biology, differential diagnosis of malignant vascular tumor involving skin and superficial soft tissue is a frequent source of difficulty. This brief overview highlights the clinicopathologic features of primary and secondary cutaneous angiosarcoma and epithelioid hemangioendothelioma and also provides a short summary of newer molecular data...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802497/update-on-merkel-cell-carcinoma
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Paul W Harms
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive cutaneous neuroendocrine malignancy. Merkel cell polyomavirus, a tumorigenic DNA virus, is present in most MCC tumors, with implications for tumor biology, diagnosis, and management. Merkel cell polyomavirus-positive tumors have a high burden of UV-signature mutations, similar to melanoma. The histopathologic diagnosis of MCC requires immunohistochemistry to exclude morphologically similar entities. Therapies for advanced disease are currently lacking. Here, the features of MCC are reviewed, including recent molecular discoveries with implications for improved therapy for advanced disease...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801656/comprehensive-mirna-expression-profiling-in-human-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-by-small-rna-sequencing
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Annelynn Wallaert, Wouter Van Loocke, Lucie Hernandez, Tom Taghon, Frank Speleman, Pieter Van Vlierberghe
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is a genetically heterogeneous disease that can be classified into different molecular genetic subtypes according to their mRNA gene expression profile. In this study, we applied RNA sequencing to investigate the full spectrum of miRNA expression in primary T-ALL patient samples, T-ALL leukemia cell lines and healthy donor thymocytes. Notably, this analysis revealed that genetic subtypes of human T-ALL also display unique miRNA expression signatures, which are largely conserved in human T-ALL cell lines with corresponding genetic background...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800786/knockdown-of-long-noncoding-rna-linc0000125-suppresses-cellular-proliferation-and-invasion-in-glioma-cells-by-regulating-mir-4775
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Zhankun Zhu, Jinhua Dai, Yufeng Liao, Jianbo Ma, Wei Zhou
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in various biological properties of glioma cells. Herein, we aimedto elucidate the function and the possible molecular mechanisms of long intergenic non-coding RNA 152 (LINC00152) in glioma cells. Relative expressions of LINC00152, miR-4775 and CDK6 in U-118 MG cells were regulated by transfections. Thereafter, cell viability, migration, invasion and apoptosis were analyzed by CCK8, Transwell and flow cytometry assays. Dual-luciferase reporter assay was conducted to validate the target genes of LINC00152 and miR-4775...
August 11, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800319/mir-503-3p-induces-apoptosis-of-lung-cancer-cells-by-regulating-p21-and-cdk4-expression
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Yi Sun, Li Li, Shigang Xing, Yinghua Pan, Yunxiang Shi, Linghua Zhang, Qiang Shen
Studies have shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) can promote or suppress tumor growth and therefore act as targets for cancer therapy. Hsa-miR-503-5p, a mature miRNA derived from 5' ends of pre-miR-503, has been proved to regulate cell proliferation, transformation, migration and invasion. However, the biological function of miR-503-3p derived from 3' ends of pre-miR-503 has never been reported. In current study, we found that miR-503-3p inhibits lung cancer cell viability and induces cell apoptosis. To better understand the molecular mechanism underlying the miR-503-3p participating in this process, PCR array and RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) were performed and some differential expression genes were discovered between NC and miR-503-3p treated groups...
July 28, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800155/epigenetic-analysis-of-sv40-minichromosomes
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Lata Balakrishnan, Barry Milavetz
Simian virus 40 (SV40) is one of the best-characterized members of the polyomavirus family of small DNA tumor viruses. It has a small genome of 5243 bp and utilizes cellular proteins for its molecular biology, with the exception of the T-antigen protein, which is coded by the virus and is involved in regulating transcription and directing replication. Importantly, SV40 exists as chromatin in both the virus particle and intracellular minichromosomes. These facts, combined with high yields of virus and minichromosomes following infection and ease of manipulation, have made SV40 an extremely useful model to study all aspects of eukaryotic molecular biology...
August 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797504/update-on-families-of-round-cell-sarcomas-other-than-classical-ewing-sarcomas
#17
REVIEW
Francois Le Loarer, Daniel Pissaloux, Jean Michel Coindre, Franck Tirode, Dominique Ranchere Vince
This article focuses on families of round cell sarcomas other than classical Ewing sarcomas. Until recently, these tumors were referred to as so-called Ewing-like tumors, as they morphologically resemble Ewing sarcomas but are negative for canonical fusion transcripts of Ewing sarcomas involving gene members of the ETS family of transcription factors. Clinicopathologic and molecular evidence has dramatically influenced the diagnostic approach of these tumors in recent years. Molecular data that support these sarcoma subtypes are biologically distinct from those of Ewing sarcomas, thereby advocating discarding the all-embracing and confusing terminology of "Ewing-like tumors...
September 2017: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797500/bone-forming-tumors
#18
REVIEW
Yaxia Zhang, Andrew E Rosenberg
Bone-forming tumors are defined by neoplastic cells that differentiate along the lines of osteoblasts that deposit neoplastic bone. The morphology and biological spectrum of bone-forming tumors is broad, and their accurate diagnosis requires the careful correlation of their clinical, morphologic, and radiologic characteristics. Immunohistochemical and molecular analyses have an important role in select instances. At present, the identification of neoplastic bone largely depends on histologic analysis, which can be subjective...
September 2017: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796247/p53-dependent-downregulation-of-htert-protein-expression-and-telomerase-activity-induces-senescence-in-lung-cancer-cells-as-a-result-of-pterostilbene-treatment
#19
Rong-Jane Chen, Pei-Hsuan Wu, Chi-Tang Ho, Tzong-Der Way, Min-Hsiung Pan, Hsiu-Min Chen, Yuan-Soon Ho, Ying-Jan Wang
Cellular senescence is characterized by permanent cell cycle arrest, triggered by a variety of stresses, such as telomerase inhibition, and it is recognized as a tumor-suppressor mechanism. In recent years, telomerase has become an important therapeutic target in several cancers; inhibition of telomerase can induce senescence via the DNA damage response (DDR). Pterostilbene (PT), a dimethyl ether analog of resveratrol, possesses a variety of biological functions, including anticancer effects; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects are not fully understood...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791647/analysis-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-overexpression-of-twist
#20
Jing-Wen Bai, Yong-Qu Zhang, Yao-Chen Li, Guo-Jun Zhang
Breast cancer, the most common malignancy among women worldwide, is a heterogeneous disease, and it therefore has remarkably different biological characteristics and clinical behavior. Breast cancer has been divided into several different molecular subtypes based on the status of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2, also named as ErbB2) status. Her2 is a member of EGFR family of transmembrane tyrosine kinase-type receptors, and is involved in the activation of its downstream signaling cascades, which could promote cell proliferation, metastasis, and angiogenesis in tumors...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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