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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539323/etv1-positive-cells-give-rise-to-brafv600e-mutant-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#1
Leili Ran, Devan Murphy, Jessica Sher, Zhen Cao, Shangqian Wang, Edward Walczak, Youxin Guan, Yuanyuan Xie, Shipra Shukla, Yu Zhan, Cristina R Antonescu, Yu Chen, Ping Chi
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) is the most common subtype of sarcoma. Despite clinical advances in the treatment of KIT/PDGFRA-mutant GIST, similar progress against KIT/PDGFRA-wild type GIST, including mutant BRAF-driven tumors, have been limited by a lack of model systems. ETV1 is a master regulator in the intestinal cells of Cajal (ICC), thought to be the cells of origin of GIST. Here we present a model in which the ETV1 promoter is used to specifically and inducibly drive Cre recombinase in ICC as a strategy to study GIST pathogenesis...
May 24, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535771/the-progressive-fragmentation-of-the-kit-pdgfra-wild-type-wt-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gist
#2
Margherita Nannini, Milena Urbini, Annalisa Astolfi, Guido Biasco, Mara A Pantaleo
Recent advances in molecular biology have revolutionized the concept of KIT/PDGFRA wild type (WT) gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) than the past. Indeed, from being defined as GIST without KIT or PDGFRA mutations, we are now faced with the opposite scenario, where KIT/PDGFRA WT GIST are "positively" defined according to their specific molecular alterations. In particular, if until recently KIT/PDGFRA GIST without abnormalities of KIT, PDGFRA, SDH, and the RAS signaling pathway were referred as quadruple WT GIST, today also this small subset of GIST is emerging out as a group of heterogeneous distinct entities with multiple different molecular alterations...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535583/molecular-testing-of-brain-tumor
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REVIEW
Sung-Hye Park, Jaekyung Won, Seong-Ik Kim, Yujin Lee, Chul-Kee Park, Seung-Ki Kim, Seung-Hong Choi
The World Health Organization (WHO) classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors was revised in 2016 with a basis on the integrated diagnosis of molecular genetics. We herein provide the guidelines for using molecular genetic tests in routine pathological practice for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. While astrocytomas and IDH-mutant (secondary) glioblastomas are characterized by the mutational status of IDH, TP53 , and ATRX , oligodendrogliomas have a 1p/19q codeletion and mutations in IDH, CIC , FUBP1 , and the promoter region of telomerase reverse transcriptase ( TERTp )...
May 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528977/imatinib-induces-autophagy-via-upregulating-xiap-in-gist882%C3%A2-cells
#4
Qingqing Xie, Qi Lin, Dezhi Li, Jianming Chen
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms originating from the gastrointestinal tract with gain of function mutations in receptor tyrosine kinases KIT or platelet-derived growth factor receptor A (PDGFRA). The main effective treatment for GISTs is tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as imatinib mesylate. However, GISTs respond to imatinib treatment eventually develop acquired resistance, which is a main obstacle for GISTs therapy. Therefore, it's urgent to have a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the imatinib resistance in GISTs to develop novel therapeutic strategies...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521409/evaluation-of-a-novel-approach-to-circulating-tumor-cell-isolation-for-cancer-gene-panel-analysis-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#5
Soo Jeong Lee, Cham Han Lee, Sung Ho Choi, Sei Hyun Ahn, Byung Ho Son, Jong Won Lee, Jong Han Yu, Nak-Jung Kwon, Woo Chung Lee, Kap-Seok Yang, Dong Hyoung Lee, Du Yeol Han, Mi So Choi, Pyeong-Soo Park, Hyun Kyung Lee, Myoung Shin Kim, Jinseon Lee, Byung Hee Jeon
Liquid biopsy isolation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) allows the genomic analysis of CTCs, which is useful in the determination of personalized cancer therapy. In the present study, CTCs from patients with breast cancer were enriched and successfully analyzed using cancer gene panel analysis. Blood samples from 11 patients with breast cancer were collected and CTCs enriched for using size-based filtration. The enriched CTCs were analyzed using immunofluorescence staining with antibodies directed against epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and cluster of differentiation 45...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489587/ngs-based-identification-of-mutational-hotspots-for-targeted-therapy-in-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
#6
Vera Tiedje, Saskia Ting, Thomas Herold, Sarah Synoracki, Soeren Latteyer, Lars C Moeller, Denise Zwanziger, Martin Stuschke, Dagmar Fuehrer, Kurt Werner Schmid
CONTEXT: Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) represents one of the most aggressive carcinomas with no consistent survival benefit when treated with conventional radiochemotherapy. Approaches targeting "oncogene addiction" of ATC are increasingly explored and first promising results have been reported in single case studies. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of mutations in known thyroid oncogenes and signalling pathways amendable to targeted therapy in a large cohort of ATC...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488171/clinical-and-pathological-characteristics-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist-metastatic-to-bone
#7
Kemal Kosemehmetoglu, Gulsah Kaygusuz, Karen Fritchie, Ovgu Aydin, Ozlem Yapicier, Oznur Coskun, Ersin Karatayli, Senay Boyacigil, Gulnur Guler, Sergulen Dervisoglu, Isinsu Kuzu
Our aim in this study was to describe the clinical, morphological, and molecular profile of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) metastatic to bone. We analyzed the morphological, phenotypic, and molecular characteristics of seven cases, and in addition reviewed 17 cases from literature. Sequence analysis of KIT and PDGFRA genes was possible for six cases. For the GIST cases with bone metastasis, the most common primaries were small intestine (29%), stomach (25%), and rectum (21%). Sites of bone metastases were vertebrae (11), pelvis (8), femur (8), ribs (6), humerus (5), skull (3), scapula (1), and mandible (1)...
May 9, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487491/a-phase-ii-trial-of-regorafenib-in-patients-with-metastatic-and-or-a-unresectable-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-harboring-secondary-mutations-of-exon-17
#8
Chun-Nan Yeh, Ming-Huang Chen, Yen-Yang Chen, Ching-Yao Yang, Chueh-Chuan Yen, Chin-Yuan Tzen, Li-Tzong Chen, Ji-Shi Chen
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are caused by the constitutive activation of KIT or platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA) mutations. Imatinib selectively inhibits KIT and PDGFR, leading to disease control for 80%-90% of patients with metastatic GIST. Imatinib resistance can occur within a median of 2-3 years due to secondary mutations in KIT. According to preclinical studies, both imatinib and sunitinib are ineffective against exon 17 mutations. However, the treatment efficacy of regorafenib for patients with GIST with exon 17 mutations is still unknown...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485054/egfr-gene-mutation-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#9
Shan-Shan Shi, Nan Wu, Yan He, Xue Wei, Qiu-Yuan Xia, Xuan Wang, Sheng-Bin Ye, Rui Li, Qiu Rao, Xiao-Jun Zhou
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the mutation status of EGFR in gastrointestinal stromal tumours and its association with various clinicopathological variables as well as to further discuss its effects of EGFR mutations on tumor formation and progression. METHODS: A well-characterized cohort of 323 GISTs, obtained between 2010 and 2015 from the surgical pathology files of at the Department of Pathology of the Nanjing Jinling Hospital, was screened for mutations in exon 19 and 21 of the EGFR gene...
May 9, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481328/leptin-receptor-expressing-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-are-myofibroblasts-in-primary-myelofibrosis
#10
Matthew Decker, Leticia Martinez-Morentin, Guannan Wang, Yeojin Lee, Qingxue Liu, Juliana Leslie, Lei Ding
Bone marrow fibrosis is a critical component of primary myelofibrosis (PMF). However, the origin of the myofibroblasts that drive fibrosis is unknown. Using genetic fate mapping we found that bone marrow leptin receptor (Lepr)-expressing mesenchymal stromal lineage cells expanded extensively and were the fibrogenic cells in PMF. These stromal cells downregulated the expression of key haematopoietic-stem-cell-supporting factors and upregulated genes associated with fibrosis and osteogenesis, indicating fibrogenic conversion...
May 8, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449808/validation-of-quantitative-pcr-based-assays-for-detection-of-gene-copy-number-aberrations-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-solid-tumor-samples
#11
Meenakshi Mehrotra, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Ronald Abraham, Bal Mukund Mishra, Shumaila Virani, Hui Chen, Mark J Routbort, Keyur P Patel, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Rajesh R Singh
Gene copy number changes are important somatic alterations in cancers. A number of high throughput methods, such as next generation sequencing, are capable of detecting copy number aberrations, but their use can be challenging and cost prohibitive for screening a small number of markers. Furthermore, detection of CNAs by high throughput platforms needs confirmation by an orthogonal technique, especially in cases with low level CNAs. Here, we have validated TaqMan based quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays to detect CNAs in genes of high clinical importance in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples...
April 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442505/overexpressed-fatty-acid-synthase-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-targeting-a-progression-associated-metabolic-driver-enhances-the-antitumor-effect-of-imatinib
#12
Chien-Feng Li, Fu-Min Fang, Yeng-Yang Chen, Ting-Ting Liu, Ti-Chun Chan, Shih-Chen Yu, Li-Tzong Chen, Hsuan-Ying Huang
Purpose: In gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), lipid-metabolizing enzymes remain underexplored, including fatty acid synthase (FASN). <p>Experimental Design: Forty GISTs were quantitated for FASN mRNA abundance. FASN immunoexpression was informative in 350 GISTs, including 213 with known KIT/PDGFRA/BRAF genotypes. In imatinib-resistant FASN-overexpressing GIST cells, the roles of overexpressed FASN and FASN-targeting C75 in tumor phenotypes, apoptosis and autophagy, KIT transcription, PI3K/AKT/mTOR activation, and imatinib resistance were analyzed by RNA interference or myristoylated-AKT transfection...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440714/hypereosinophilic-syndrome-endomyocardial-biopsy-versus-echocardiography-to-diagnose-cardiac-involvement
#13
Joseph H Butterfield, Garvan C Kane, Catherine R Weiler
OBJECTIVE: To compare echocardiograms and endomyocardial biopsies to diagnose cardiac involvement in hypereosinophilic syndrome. METHODS: We examined the agreement between echocardiography and endomyocardial biopsies to detect cardiac involvement in hypereosinophilic syndrome by reviewing cases identified as hypereosinophilia or hypereosinophilic syndrome in Mayo Clinic databases from January 1978 through June 2009. Single-organ cases of eosinophilia such as eosinophilic fasciitis and eosinophilic gastroenteritis were excluded...
April 25, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423517/next-generation-sequencing-of-extraskeletal-myxoid-chondrosarcoma
#14
Elizabeth J Davis, Yi-Mi Wu, Dan Robinson, Scott M Schuetze, Laurence H Baker, Jyoti Athanikar, Xuhong Cao, Lakshmi P Kunju, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Rashmi Chugh
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is an indolent translocation-associated soft tissue sarcoma with a high propensity for metastases. Using a clinical sequencing approach, we genomically profiled patients with metastatic EMC to elucidate the molecular biology and identify potentially actionable mutations. We also evaluated potential predictive factors of benefit to sunitinib, a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor with reported activity in a subset of EMC patients. Between January 31, 2012 and April 15, 2016, six patients with EMC participated in the clinical sequencing research study...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415678/genetic-progression-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-mechanisms-and-molecular-interventions
#15
REVIEW
Ke Li, Haibo Cheng, Zhang Li, Yuzhi Pang, Xiaona Jia, Feifei Xie, Guohong Hu, Qingping Cai, Yuexiang Wang
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common sarcomas in humans. Constitutively activating mutations in the KIT or PDGFRA receptor tyrosine kinases are the initiating oncogenic events. Most metastatic GISTs respond dramatically to therapies with KIT/PDGFRA inhibitors. Asymptomatic and mitotically-inactive KIT/PDGFRA-mutant "microGISTs" are found in one third of adults, but most of these small tumors never progress to malignancy, underscoring that a progression of oncogenic mutations is required...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415643/new-transcriptional-based-insights-into-the-pathogenesis-of-desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumors-dsrcts
#16
Tiziana Negri, Silvia Brich, Fabio Bozzi, Chiara V Volpi, Ambra V Gualeni, Silvia Stacchiotti, Loris De Cecco, Silvana Canevari, Annunziata Gloghini, Silvana Pilotti
To gain new insights into desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCTs) by means of gene expression profiling (GEP). Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded surgical specimens obtained from seven pretreated DSRCT patients were interrogated using GEP complemented by immunohistochemistry, a cancer stem cell array, and miRNA in situ hybridisation, including the combined chimera modules miRNA-200/ZEB1 and miRNA-34/SLUG. The chimera modules divided the cases into three classes that respectively recapitulated the traits of mesenchymal epithelial reverse transition (MErT), epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), and hybrid/partial EMT...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415580/the-n-terminal-polypeptide-derived-from-viral-macrophage-inflammatory-protein-ii-reverses-breast-cancer-epithelial-tomesenchymal-transition-via-a-pdgfra-dependent-mechanism
#17
Qing-Ling Yang, Ling-Yu Zhang, Hai-Feng Wang, Yu Li, Yue-Yue Wang, Tian-Tian Chen, Meng-Fen Dai, Hai-Hua Wu, Su-Lian Chen, Wen-Rui Wang, Qiong Wu, Chang-Jie Chen, Cong-Zhao Zhou
NT21MP, a 21-residue peptide derived from the viral macrophage inflammatory protein II, competed effectively with the natural ligand of CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4), stromal cell-derived factor 1-alpha, to induce apoptosis and inhibit growth in breast cancer. Its role in tumor epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) regulation remains unknown. In this study, we evaluated the reversal of EMT upon NT21MP treatment and examined its role in the inhibition of EMT in breast cancer. The parental cells of breast cancer (SKBR-3 and MCF-7) and paclitaxel-resistant (SKBR-3 PR and MCF-7 PR) cells were studied in vitro and in combined immunodeficient mice...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410244/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-positive-cardiac-progenitor-cells-derived-from-multipotent-germline-stem-cells-are-capable-of-cardiomyogenesis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#18
Bang-Jin Kim, Yong-Hee Kim, Yong-An Lee, Sang-Eun Jung, Yeong Ho Hong, Eun-Ju Lee, Byung-Gak Kim, Seongsoo Hwang, Jeong Tae Do, Myung-Geol Pang, Buom-Yong Ryu
Cardiac cell therapy has the potential to revolutionize treatment of heart diseases, but its success hinders on the development of a stem cell therapy capable of efficiently producing functionally differentiated cardiomyocytes. A key to unlocking the therapeutic application of stem cells lies in understanding the molecular mechanisms that govern the differentiation process. Here we report that a population of platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA) cells derived from mouse multipotent germline stem cells (mGSCs) were capable of undergoing cardiomyogenesis in vitro...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408374/expression-of-biglycan-in-first-trimester-chorionic-villous-sampling-placental-samples-and-altered-function-in-telomerase-immortalized-microvascular-endothelial-cells
#19
Amy Chui, Tilini Gunatillake, Shaun P Brennecke, Vera Ignjatovic, Paul T Monagle, John M Whitelock, Dagmar E van Zanten, Jasper Eijsink, Yao Wang, James Deane, Anthony J Borg, Janet Stevenson, Jan Jaap Erwich, Joanne M Said, Padma Murthi
OBJECTIVE: Biglycan (BGN) has reduced expression in placentae from pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction (FGR). We used first trimester placental samples from pregnancies with later small for gestational age (SGA) infants as a surrogate for FGR. The functional consequences of reduced BGN and the downstream targets of BGN were determined. Furthermore, the expression of targets was validated in primary placental endothelial cells isolated from FGR or control pregnancies. APPROACH AND RESULTS: BGN expression was determined using real-time polymerase chain reaction in placental tissues collected during chorionic villous sampling performed at 10 to 12 weeks' gestation from pregnancies that had known clinical outcomes, including SGA...
April 13, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402935/mirna-profiling-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-by-next-generation-sequencing
#20
Ugne Gyvyte, Simonas Juzenas, Violeta Salteniene, Juozas Kupcinskas, Lina Poskiene, Laimutis Kucinskas, Sonata Jarmalaite, Kristina Stuopelyte, Ruta Steponaitiene, Georg Hemmrich-Stanisak, Matthias H├╝benthal, Alexander Link, Sabine Franke, Andre Franke, Dalia Pangonyte, Vaiva Lesauskaite, Limas Kupcinskas, Jurgita Skieceviciene
Deregulation of miRNAs has been observed virtually in all major types of cancer, whereas the miRNA signature in GIST is not well characterized yet. In this study the first high-throughput miRNA profiling of 15 paired GIST and adjacent normal tissue samples was performed using small RNA-seq approach and differentially expressed miRNAs as well as isomiRNAs were defined. Highly significantly deregulated miRNAs were selected for validation by Taq-Man low-density array in replication group of 40 paired samples. Validated miRNAs were further subjected to enrichment analysis, which revealed significantly enriched KEGG pathways in the main GIST associated pathways...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
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