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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720667/mapk-pathway-and-tert-promoter-gene-mutation-pattern-and-its-prognostic-value-in-melanoma-patients%C3%AF-a-retrospective-study-of-2793-cases
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Xue Bai, Yan Kong, Zhihong Chi, Xinan Sheng, Chuanliang Cui, Xuan Wang, Lili Mao, Bixia Tang, Siming Li, Bin Lian, Xieqiao Yan, Li Zhou, Jie Dai, Jun Guo, Lu Si
Ethnic differences are conspicuous in melanoma. This study is to obtain a comprehensive view of a genomic landscape and a better understanding of the correlations of gene mutation status with clinicopathological characteristics and disease prognosis in Asian population.<br /><br />Experimental Design: 2793 melanoma patient samples were retrospectively collected and analyzed for mutations in C-KIT, BRAF, NRAS, and PDGFRA coding regions and TERT promoter region by Sanger sequencing. Mutations were correlated to clinicopathological features and overall survival...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714851/pdgfr%C3%AE-functions-in-endothelial-derived-cells-to-regulate-neural-crest-cells-and-development-of-the-great-arteries
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Haig Aghajanian, Young Kuk Cho, Nicholas W Rizer, Qiaohong Wang, Li Li, Karl Degenhardt, Rajan Jain
Originating as a single vessel emerging from the embryonic heart, the truncus arteriosus must septate and remodel into the aorta and pulmonary artery to support postnatal life. Defective remodeling or septation leads to abnormalities collectively known as conotruncal defects, which are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Multiple populations of cells must interact to coordinate outflow tract remodeling, and cardiac neural crest has emerged as particularly important during this process. Abnormalities in cardiac neural crest have been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple conotruncal defects, including persistent truncus arteriosus, double outlet right ventricle, and tetralogy of Fallot...
July 14, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710566/remarkable-effects-of-imatinib-in-a-family-with-young-onset-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-and-cutaneous-hyperpigmentation-associated-with-a-germline-kit-trp557arg-mutation-case-report-and-literature-overview
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S Farag, L E van der Kolk, H H van Boven, A C J van Akkooi, G L Beets, J W Wilmink, N Steeghs
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) occur mostly sporadically. GISTs associated with a familial syndrome are very rare and are mostly wild type for KIT and platelet-derived growth factor alpha (PDGFRA). To date 35 kindreds and 8 individuals have been described with GISTs associated with germline KIT mutations. This is the third family described with a germline p.Trp557Arg mutation in exon 11 of the KIT gene. The effect of imatinib in patients harboring a germline KIT mutation has been rarely described. Moreover, in some studies imatinib treatment was withheld considering the lack of evidence for efficacy of this treatment in GIST patients harboring a germline KIT mutation...
July 14, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698100/adenosquamous-gallbladder-carcinoma-multigene-hotspot-mutational-profiling-reveals-a-monoclonal-origin-of-the-two-components
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Francesca Galuppini, Roberta Salmaso, Elisa Valentini, Cristiano Lanza, Isacco Maretto, Donato Nitti, Massimo Rugge, Matteo Fassan
Adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) of the gallbladder is a rare malignant tumor that is characterized by a coexisting of glandular and squamous components. In a case of ASC, we performed hotspot multigene mutational profiling of 164 hotspot regions of eleven cancer-associated genes (AKT1, APC, BRAF, CTNNB1, KIT, KRAS, NRAS, PDGFRA, PIK3CA, PTEN and TP53) in the two microdissected components. Both tumor phenotypes resulted characterized by a p.E542K point mutation in the PIK3CA gene, whereas adenocarcinoma component revealed also a TP53 Q331* homozygous stop mutation...
May 23, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675510/the-co-regulatory-networks-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-oncogenes-and-mirnas-in-colorectal-cancer
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Martha L Slattery, Jennifer S Herrick, Lila E Mullany, Wade S Samowitz, John R Sevens, Lori Sakoda, Roger K Wolff
Tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) and oncogenes (OG) are involved in carcinogenesis. MiRNAs also contribute to cellular pathways leading to cancer. We use data from 217 colorectal cancer (CRC) cases to evaluate differences in TSGs and OGs expression between paired CRC and normal mucosa and evaluate how TSGs and OGs are associated with miRNAs. Gene expression data from RNA-Seq and miRNA expression data from Agilent Human miRNA Microarray V19.0 were used. We focus on genes most strongly associated with CRC (fold change (FC) of ≥1...
July 4, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657476/comparison-of-peptide-and-lipid-based-delivery-of-mir-34a-5p-mimic-into-ppc-1-cells
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Egon Urgard, Aleksei Brjalin, Ülo Langel, Margus Pooga, Ana Rebane, Tarmo Annilo
The microRNA (miRNA) microRNA-34a (miR-34a) regulates a number of genes involved in cell cycle control and is therefore considered to have a high therapeutic potential. MiR-34a expression is often downregulated in cancer cells and its restoration has been shown to exert a tumor-suppressive effect. However, effective and safe delivery of synthetic miRNA analogs into cancer cells remains a challenge. The aim of this study was to evaluate cell-penetrating peptide PepFect (PF)14 as a carrier for delivery of miR-34a-5p into human primary prostate carcinoma-1 (PPC-1) cells...
June 28, 2017: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651427/loeffler-endocarditis-in-chronic-eosinophilic-leukemia-with-fip1l1-pdgfra-rearrangement-full-recovery-with-low-dose-imatinib
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Dae Sik Kim, Sunki Lee, Chul Won Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644569/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-of-the-esophagus-a-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-analysis-of-27-cases
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Guhyun Kang, Yuna Kang, Kyung-Hee Kim, Sang Yun Ha, Jung Yeon Kim, Young Mog Shim, Michael C Heinrich, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Christopher L Corless
AIMS: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) may arise anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, but are rare in the esophagus. We describe the clinical, pathologic, and molecular characteristics of 27 primary esophageal GISTs, the largest series to date. METHODS AND RESULTS: DNA was extracted and exons 9, 11, 13 and 17 of KIT, exons 12, 14 and 18 of PDGFRA and exon 15 of BRAF were amplified and sequenced. Esophageal GISTs occurred in 14 men and 13 women between 22 and 80 years of age (mean, 56 years)...
June 23, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632504/what-is-new-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
#9
Inga-Marie Schaefer, Adrián Mariño-Enríquez, Jonathan A Fletcher
The classification "gastrointestinal stromal tumor" (GIST) became commonplace in the 1990s and since that time various advances have characterized the GIST lineage of origin, tyrosine kinase mutations, and mechanisms of response and resistance to targeted therapies. In addition to tyrosine kinase mutations and their constitutive activation of downstream signaling pathways, GISTs acquire a sequence of chromosomal aberrations. These include deletions of chromosomes 14q, 22q, 1p, and 15q, which harbor putative tumor suppressor genes required for stepwise progression from microscopic, preclinical forms of GIST (microGIST) to clinically relevant tumors with malignant potential...
June 19, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627468/a-novel-chalcone-derivative-lqfm064-induces-breast-cancer-cells-death-via-p53-p21-kit-and-pdgfra
#10
Bruna Lannuce Silva Cabral, Artur Christian Garcia da Silva, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Alane Pereira Cortez, Rangel Magalhães Luzin, Luciano Morais Lião, Eric de Souza Gil, Gérman Sanz, Boniek G Vaz, José R Sabino, Ricardo Menegatti, Marize Campos Valadares
This study shows the design, synthesis and antitumoral potential evaluation of a novel chalcone-like compound, (E)-3- (3, 5-di-ter-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)-1- (4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl) prop-2-en-1-one [LQFM064) (4)], against human breast adenocarcinoma MCF7 cells. Some toxicological parameters were also investigated. LQFM064) (4) exhibited cytotoxic activity against MCF7 cells (IC50=21μM), in a concentration dependent-manner, and triggered significant changes in cell morphology and biochemical/molecular parameters, which are suggestive of an apoptosis inductor...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619758/co-targeting-of-mek-and-pdgfr-stat3-pathways-to-treat-pancreaticductal-adenocarcinoma
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Nisebita Sahu, Emily Chan, Felix Chu, Thinh Pham, Hartmut Koeppen, William Forrest, Mark Merchant, Jeff Settleman
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is among the most lethal human diseases and remains largely refractory to available drug treatments.  Insufficient targeting of the known oncogenic drivers and activation of compensatory feedback loops and inability to prevent metastatic spread contribute to poor prognosis for this disease. The KRAS-driven MEK pathway is mutationally activated in most pancreatic cancers and is an important target for therapeutics. Using a 2-dimensional monolayer culture system as well as 3-dimensional spheroid culture system, we conducted a screen of a large panel of anti-cancer agents, and found that MEK inhibitors were most effective in targeting PDAC spheroids in comparison to monolayer cultures...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611108/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-contributes-to-tumor-malignancy-and-is-targetable-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
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Shan Zeng, Adrian M Seifert, Jennifer Q Zhang, Michael J Cavnar, Teresa S Kim, Vinod P Balachandran, Juan A Santamaria-Barria, Noah A Cohen, Michael J Beckman, Benjamin Medina, Ferdinand Rossi, Megan H Crawley, Jennifer K Loo, Joanna H Maltbaek, Peter Besmer, Cristina R Antonescu, Ronald P DeMatteo
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the most common type of sarcoma and usually harbors either a KIT or PDGFRA mutation. However, the molecular basis for tumor malignancy is not well defined. While the Wnt/b-catenin signaling pathway is important in a variety of cancers, its role in GIST is uncertain. Through analysis of nearly 150 human GIST specimens, we found that some human GISTs expressed b-catenin and contained active, dephosphorylated nuclear b-catenin. Furthermore, advanced human GISTs expressed reduced levels of the Wnt antagonist DKK4...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609680/characterization-and-targeting-of-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-pdgfra-in-inflammatory-breast-cancer-ibc
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Madhura Joglekar-Javadekar, Steven Van Laere, Michael Bourne, Manal Moalwi, Pascal Finetti, Peter B Vermeulen, Daniel Birnbaum, Luc Y Dirix, Naoto Ueno, Monique Carter, Justin Rains, Abhijit Ramachandran, Francois Bertucci, Kenneth L van Golen
PURPOSE: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is arguably the deadliest form of breast cancer due to its rapid onset and highly invasive nature. IBC carries 5- and 10-year disease-free survival rates of ~45% and <20%, respectively. Multiple studies demonstrate that in comparison with conventional breast cancer, IBC has a unique molecular identity. Here, we have identified platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA) as being uniquely expressed and active in IBC patient tumor cells...
July 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603561/distinct-dna-methylation-profiles-in-subtypes-of-orofacial-cleft
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Gemma C Sharp, Karen Ho, Amy Davies, Evie Stergiakouli, Kerry Humphries, Wendy McArdle, Jonathan Sandy, George Davey Smith, Sarah J Lewis, Caroline L Relton
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic data could help identify risk factors for orofacial clefts, either by revealing a causal role for epigenetic mechanisms in causing clefts or by capturing information about causal genetic or environmental factors. Given the evidence that different subtypes of orofacial cleft have distinct aetiologies, we explored whether children with different cleft subtypes showed distinct epigenetic profiles. METHODS: In whole-blood samples from 150 children from the Cleft Collective cohort study, we measured DNA methylation at over 450,000 sites on the genome...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596498/somatic-mutations-in-salivary-duct-carcinoma-and-potential-therapeutic-targets
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Timothy K Khoo, Bing Yu, Joel A Smith, Angus J Clarke, Peter P Luk, Christina I Selinger, Kate L Mahon, Spiridoula Kraitsek, Carsten Palme, Michael J Boyer, Marcel E Dinger, Mark J Cowley, Sandra A O'Toole, Jonathan R Clark, Ruta Gupta
BACKGROUND: Salivary duct carcinomas (SDCa) are rare highly aggressive malignancies. Most patients die from distant metastatic disease within three years of diagnosis. There are limited therapeutic options for disseminated disease. RESULTS: 11 cases showed androgen receptor expression and 6 cases showed HER2 amplification. 6 Somatic mutations with additional available targeted therapies were identified: EGFR (p.G721A: Gefitinib), PDGFRA (p.H845Y: Imatinib and Crenolanib), PIK3CA (p...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593047/integration-of-a-bacterial-gene-sequence-into-a-chronic-eosinophilic-leukemia-patient-s-genome-as-part-of-a-fusion-gene-linker
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Saveen Sidhoo, Jesusa L Rosales, Ki-Young Lee
Analysis of databases from the human genome project (HGP), the 1000 Genomes Project (1KGP), and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) revealed bacterial DNA integration into the human somatic genome, particularly in tumor tissues. Fusion genes have also been associated with tumorigenesis and 34 PDGFR fusion genes are linked to hematological malignancies. Here, we determined that a 17-bp homologous sequence in Marinobacter sp. Hb8, Rhodococcus fascians D188, Rhodococcus sp. PBTS2, Micrococcus luteus strain trpE16 and M...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592523/germline-cdkn2a-p16ink4a-mutations-contribute-to-genetic-determinism-of-sarcoma
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Fanélie Jouenne, Isaure Chauvot de Beauchene, Emeline Bollaert, Marie-Françoise Avril, Olivier Caron, Olivier Ingster, Axel Lecesne, Patrick Benusiglio, Philippe Terrier, Vincent Caumette, Daniel Pissaloux, Arnaud de la Fouchardière, Odile Cabaret, Birama N'Diaye, Amélie Velghe, Gaelle Bougeard, Graham J Mann, Serge Koscielny, Jennifer H Barrett, Mark Harland, Julia Newton-Bishop, Nelleke Gruis, Remco Van Doorn, Marion Gauthier-Villars, Gaelle Pierron, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Isabelle Coupier, Rosine Guimbaud, Capucine Delnatte, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Alexander M Eggermont, Jean Feunteun, Luba Tchertanov, Jean-Baptiste Demoulin, Thierry Frebourg, Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas are rare mesenchymal malignancies whose pathogenesis is poorly understood; both environmental and genetic risk factors could contribute to their aetiology. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) in a familial aggregation of three individuals affected with soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) without TP53 mutation (Li-Fraumeni-like, LFL) and found a shared pathogenic mutation in CDKN2A tumour suppressor gene. We searched for individuals with sarcoma among 474 melanoma-prone families with a CDKN2A-/+ genotype and for CDKN2A mutations in 190 TP53-negative LFL families where the index case was a sarcoma...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577566/erratum-to-the-progressive-fragmentation-of-the-kit-pdgfra-wild-type-wt-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gist
#18
Margherita Nannini, Milena Urbini, Annalisa Astolf, Guido Biasco, Maria A Pantaleo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573215/molecular-histologic-and-radiologic-findings-of-high-grade-invasive-adenocarcinoma-arising-in-oncocytic-subtype-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jared Shows, Christan Bartsch, Heather Carmichael, Irfan Qureshi, Barish Edil, Hubert Fenton
Background: We present a case of adenocarcinoma arising in the oncocytic subtype of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (O-IPMN), with emphasis on the molecular findings in the adenocarcinoma component. Tissue microdissection and next-generation sequencing were performed using a 26 gene panel (AKT1, ALK, APC, BRAF, CDH1, CTNNB1, EGFR, ERBB2, FBXW7, FGFR2, FOXL2, GNAQ, GNAS, KIT, KRAS, MAP2K1, MET, MSH6, NRAS, PDGFRA, PIK3CA, PTEN, SMAD4, SRC, STK11, TP53) of cancer-related genes. Case Presentation: A 69-year-old Caucasian female presented with chest pain and was found to have findings consistent with acute pancreatitis...
2017: J Pancreat Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570130/an-integrative-computational-approach-to-evaluate-genetic-markers-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Yu Zheng, Xiaoyang Li, Lydia C Manor, Hongbao Cao, Qiusheng Chen
Recent studies reported hundreds of genes linked to chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). However, many of these candidate genes were lack of replication and results were not always consistent. Here, we proposed a computational workflow to curate and evaluate CLL-related genes. The method integrates large-scale literature knowledge data, gene expression data, and related pathways/network information for quantitative marker evaluation. Pathway Enrichment, Sub-Network Enrichment, and Gene-Gene Interaction analysis were conducted to study the pathogenic profile of the candidate genes, with four metrics proposed and validated for each gene...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
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