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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443623/calprotectin-and-the-initiation-and-progression-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#1
P P Argyris, Z M Slama, K F Ross, A Khammanivong, M C Herzberg
Calprotectin (S100A8/A9), a heterodimeric complex of calcium-binding proteins S100A8 and S100A9, is encoded by genes mapping to the chromosomal locus 1q21.3 of the epidermal differentiation complex. Whereas extracellular calprotectin shows proinflammatory and antimicrobial properties by signaling through RAGE and TLR4, intracytoplasmic S100A8/A9 appears to be important for cellular development, maintenance, and survival. S100A8/A9 is constitutively expressed in myeloid cells and the stratified mucosal epithelia lining the oropharyngeal and genitourinary mucosae...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435129/computational-methods-reveal-novel-functionalities-of-piwi-interacting-rnas-in-human-papillomavirus-induced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#2
Aswini R Krishnan, Yuanhao Qu, Pin Xue Li, Angela E Zou, Joseph A Califano, Jessica Wang-Rodriguez, Weg M Ongkeko
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the fastest growing cause of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) today, but its role in malignant transformation remains unclear. This study aimed to conduct a comprehensive investigation of PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) alterations and functionalities in HPV-induced HNSCC. Using 77 RNA-sequencing datasets from TCGA, we examined differential expression of piRNAs between HPV16(+) HNSCC and HPV(-) Normal samples, identifying a panel of 30 HPV-dysregulated piRNAs...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425237/intragenic-dna-methylation-of-pitx1-and-the-adjacent-long-non-coding-rna-c5orf66-as1-are-prognostic-biomarkers-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas
#3
Verena Sailer, Arthur Charpentier, Joern Dietrich, Timo J Vogt, Alina Franzen, Friedrich Bootz, Dimo Dietrich, Andreas Schroeck
BACKGROUND: Patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck region (HNSCC) are at risk for disease recurrence and metastases, even after initial successful therapy. A tissue-based biomarker could be beneficial to guide treatment as well as post-treatment surveillance. Gene methylation status has been recently identified as powerful prognostic biomarker in HNSCC. We therefore evaluated the methylation status of the homeobox gene PITX1 and the adjacent long intergenic non-coding RNA (lincRNA) C5orf66-AS1 in publicly available datasets...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416641/pd-l1-cd274-and-pd-l2-pdcd1lg2-promoter-methylation-is-associated-with-hpv-infection-and-transcriptional-repression-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas
#4
Alina Franzen, Timo J Vogt, Tim Müller, Jörn Dietrich, Andreas Schröck, Carsten Golletz, Peter Brossart, Friedrich Bootz, Jennifer Landsberg, Glen Kristiansen, Dimo Dietrich
Background: DNA methylation of the immune checkpoint gene PD-L1 has recently been shown to be associated with PD-L1 mRNA expression in various malignancies. This study aimed to investigate the association of PD-L1 and PD-L2 methylation with mRNA expression, immune cell infitration, protein expression and human papilloma virus (HPV) infection in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. Results: DNA methylation of PD-L1 and PD-L2 correlates inversely with mRNA expression (PD-L1: p ≤ 0...
January 2, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375721/dysregulation-of-mir-200-family-micrornas-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-markers-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Ganesan Arunkumar, Arunagiri Kuha Deva Magendhra Rao, Mayakannan Manikandan, Harikrishnan Prasanna Srinivasa Rao, Shanmugam Subbiah, Ramachandran Ilangovan, Avaniyapuram Kannan Murugan, Arasambattu Kannan Munirajan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are reported to function as a major component in the cellular signaling circuit, which regulates epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Dysregulation of the microRNA-200 (miR-200) family and EMT-associated genes enables tumor metastasis and resistance to therapy. The present study profiled miR-200 family members miR-200a, miR-200b, miR-200c, miR-141 and miR-429, and also several EMT-regulatory genes including zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox (ZEB)1, ZEB2, epithelial cadherin and vimentin in 40 oral primary tumors in order to understand their role(s) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC)...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311018/melanoma-associated-antigen-a11-reduces-erlotinib-and-afatinib-efficacy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#6
Stefan Hartmann, Leonie Zwick, Katja Maurus, Andreas R Fuchs, Roman C Brands, Axel Seher, Alexander C Kübler, Urs D A Müller-Richter
Melanoma-associated antigen A (MAGE-A) proteins are members of the cancer/testis antigens (CTA), and the expression of these proteins is almost exclusively limited to malignant cells, making them an attractive treatment target. MAGE-A expression is correlated with poor overall survival in several cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Among others, MAGE-A11 was found to be associated with resistance to different antineoplastic and targeted compounds, such as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306329/gene-expression-signature-regulated-by-the-keap1-nrf2-cul3-axis-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer
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Akhileshwar Namani, Md Matiur Rahaman, Ming Chen, Xiuwen Tang
BACKGROUND: NRF2 is the key regulator of oxidative stress in normal cells and aberrant expression of the NRF2 pathway due to genetic alterations in the KEAP1 (Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1)-NRF2 (nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 2)-CUL3 (cullin 3) axis leads to tumorigenesis and drug resistance in many cancers including head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). The main goal of this study was to identify specific genes regulated by the KEAP1-NRF2-CUL3 axis in HNSCC patients, to assess the prognostic value of this gene signature in different cohorts, and to reveal potential biomarkers...
January 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290282/rack1-is-an-organ-specific-prognostic-predictor-in-oscc
#8
Sai Liu, JiaJia Liu, Jiongke Wang, Junxin Cheng, Xin Zeng, Ning Ji, Jing Li, Qianming Chen
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to verify that RACK1 is an organ-specific prognostic predictor in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The RACK1 expression level was assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in a total of 342 OSCC patients from 3 independent cohorts. The multivariate hazard ratios for Overall Survival (OS) was determined by Cox proportional hazards regression model. OS was analyzed in 460 Head Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) patients from TCGA data set...
January 2018: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233721/antitumor-mir-150-5p-and-mir-150-3p-inhibit-cancer-cell-aggressiveness-by-targeting-spock1-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Keiichi Koshizuka, Toyoyuki Hanazawa, Naoko Kikkawa, Koji Katada, Atsushi Okato, Takayuki Arai, Tetsuya Idichi, Yusaku Osako, Yoshitaka Okamoto, Naohiko Seki
OBJECTIVE: Our recent studies have revealed that both strands of pre-miRNAs, the guide strand and the passenger strand, are involved in cancer pathogenesis. Analyses of miRNA expression signatures by RNA sequencing in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) showed that both of the strands of pre-miR-150 (miR-150-5p and miR-150-3p) were significantly downregulated, and that these miRNAs acted as antitumor miRNAs in HNSCC cells. The aim of this study was to identify oncogenic genes in HNSCC cells that were regulated by miR-150-5p and miR-150-3p...
December 9, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212247/a-six-mrna-signature-model-for-the-prognosis-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#10
Wenna Guo, Xijia Chen, Liucun Zhu, Qiang Wang
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), one of the most common cancers with high morbidity and mortality rates worldwide, has a poor prognosis. The transcriptome sequencing data of 500 patients with HNSCC in the TCGA dataset were assessed to find biomarkers associated with HNSCC prognosis so as to improve the prognosis of patients with HNSCC. The patients were divided into the training and testing sets. A model of six mRNAs (FRMD5, PCMT1, PDGFA, TMC8, YIPF4, ZNF324B) that could predict patient prognosis was identified in the training set using the Cox regression analysis...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200967/pharmacological-inhibition-of-bmi1-by-ptc-209-impaired-tumor-growth-in-head-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#11
Qiong Wang, Zhongwu Li, Yaping Wu, Rong Huang, Yumin Zhu, Wei Zhang, Yanling Wang, Jie Cheng
Background: Bmi1 (B lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1 homolog) contributes to human tumorigenesis via epigenetic transcriptional silencing and represents a novel therapeutic target with great potentials. Here we sought to determine the therapeutic efficiency of PTC-209, a potent and selective Bmi1 inhibitor, in head neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells and a HNSCC xenograft model. Methods: The mutation pattern, mRNA level of Bmi1 in HNSCC and its associations with clinicopathological parameters were determined through comprehensive data mining and interrogation using publicly available databases GENT, cBioPortal, Oncomine and TCGA...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156759/smoking-and-gender-modify-the-effect-of-twist-on-patient-survival-in-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma
#12
Yun Zhu, Wenjuan Zhang, Ping Wang
Purpose: TWIST is a critical factor for predicting prognosis in several human cancers. Here, we study the prognostic significance of TWIST1 and TWIST2 in Head and Neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as interactions of TWISTs with both gender and smoking in patient survival. Methods: upper quartile normalized RNA-seq V2 RSEM values of TWIST1 and TWIST2 expressions were retrieved from a TCGA HNSCC dataset. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were used to assess the associations of TWIST1 and TWIST2 with patient survival, and multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to estimate the hazards ratios (HRs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147602/gdnf-secreted-by-nerves-enhances-pd-l1-expression-via-jak2-stat1-signaling-activation-in-hnscc
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Chengzhong Lin, Wei Cao, Zhenhu Ren, Yu Tang, Chunye Zhang, Rong Yang, Yiming Chen, Zheqi Liu, Canbang Peng, Lizhen Wang, Xu Wang, Tong Ji
Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) functions as a key immune inhibitory factor by binding with its receptor, programmed death 1 (PD-1), to induce immune cell dysfunction and escape of the immune system. However, the mechanisms of PD-L1 expression under growth factor stimulation are not well characterized. Here, we demonstrate a novel role for glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in upregulating PD-L1 expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The expression and correlation of PD-L1, GDNF and perineural invasion (PNI) status were evaluated by bioinformatics analysis of TCGA database and IHC assays from 145 HNSCC patients...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146722/the-notch4-hey1-pathway-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#14
Takahito Fukusumi, Theresa Guo, Akihiro Sakai, Mizuo Ando, Shuling Ren, Sunny Haft, Chao Liu, Panomwat Amornphimoltham, J Silvio Gutkind, Joseph Califano
BACKGROUND: Recently, several comprehensive genomic analyses demonstrated NOTCH1 and NOTCH3 mutations in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in approximately 20% of cases. Similar to other types of cancers, these studies also indicate that the NOTCH pathway is closely related to HNSCC progression. However, the role of NOTCH4 in HNSCC is less well understood. METHODS: We analyzed NOTCH4 pathway and downstream gene expression in the TCGA data set. To explore the functional role of NOTCH4, we performed in vitro proliferation, cisplatin viability, apoptosis, and cell cycle assays...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130107/a-seven-gene-prognostic-signature-for-rapid-determination-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-survival
#15
Sipeng Shen, Jianling Bai, Yongyue Wei, Guanrong Wang, Qingya Li, Ruyang Zhang, Weiwei Duan, Sheng Yang, Mulong Du, Yang Zhao, David C Christiani, Feng Chen
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most common cancer and displays divergent clinical outcomes. Prognostic biomarkers might improve risk stratification and survival prediction. We aimed to investigate the prognostic genes associated with overall survival. A two-step gene selection method was used to develop a seven-gene-based prognostic model based on the training set collected from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). In addition, the prognostic model was validated in an independent testing set from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO)...
December 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123240/dna-methylation-regulates-tmem16a-ano1-expression-through-multiple-cpg-islands-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Andrey Finegersh, Scott Kulich, Theresa Guo, Alexander V Favorov, Elana J Fertig, Ludmila V Danilova, Daria A Gaykalova, Joseph A Califano, Umamaheswar Duvvuri
ANO1 is a calcium-activated chloride channel that is frequently overexpressed in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and other cancers. While ANO1 expression negatively correlates with survival in several cancers, its epigenetic regulation is poorly understood. We analyzed HNSCC samples from TCGA and a separate dataset of HPV+ oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) samples to identify differentially methylated regions. E6 and E7 transfected normal oral keratinocytes (NOK) were used to induce hypermethylation of the ANO1 promoter...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113308/kdm4a-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-evidence-from-tissue-microarray-studies-in-a-multicenter-cohort
#17
Xin Jin, Hao Xu, Xingyu Wu, Taiwen Li, Jing Li, Yu Zhou, Hongxia Dan, Lu Jiang, Xin Zeng, Ping Ji, Qianming Chen
Purpose: Previous studies have identified histone demethylase KDM4A to be a key epigenetic priming factor for the invasive squamous cell carcinoma growth and metastasis. The purpose of this study was to examine KDM4A as an independent prognostic marker in oral squamous cell carcinoma, using multicenter tissue microarrays. Results: The expression of KDM4A was significantly correlated with lymph node metastasis and TNM stage. KDM4A overexpression was associated with poor overall survival, and it was found to be a statistically significant independent predictor of all-cause mortality...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108335/a-three-gene-immunohistochemical-panel-serves-as-an-adjunct-to-clinical-staging-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
#18
Chin-Ann J Ong, Nicholas B Shannon, Stefan Mueller, Sze Min Lek, Xuan Qiu, Fui Teen Chong, Ke Li, Kelvin K N Koh, Gerald C A Tay, Thakshayeni Skanthakumar, Jacqueline S G Hwang, Tony Kiat Hon Lim, Mei Kim Ang, Daniel S W Tan, Ngian-Chye Tan, Hiang Khoon Tan, Khee Chee Soo, N Gopalakrishna Iyer
Background: Current management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) depends on tumor staging. Despite refinements in clinical staging algorithms, outcomes remain unchanged for the last two decades. In this study, we set out to identify a small, clinically applicable molecular panel to aid prognostication of patients with HNSCC. Materials and Methods: Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) was used to derive copy number aberrations and expression changes to identify putative prognostic genes...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103756/multi-modality-analysis-supports-apobec-as-a-major-source-of-mutations-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Daniel L Faden, Sean Thomas, Paul G Cantalupo, Nishant Agrawal, Jeffrey Myers, Joseph DeRisi
OBJECTIVES: The mutagenic processes underlying head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are poorly understood. Pan-cancer mutational signature analyses have identified a signature for APOBEC, a cytosine deaminase, in a subset of cancers, including HNSCC. The role of APOBEC activity in HNSCC remains poorly understood. Therefore, we sought to determine the role of APOBEC in HNSCC pathogenesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Utilizing bioinformatic approaches we explored the role of APOBEC mediated mutations in tumor exomes, transcriptomes and germline exomes from 511HNSCC patients in the TCGA...
November 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094075/genomics-and-advances-towards-precision-medicine-for-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Carter Van Waes, Omar Musbahi
Objective: To provide a review of emerging knowledge from genomics and related basic science, preclinical, and clinical precision medicine studies in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Data Sources: The Cancer Genome Atlas Network (TCGA) publications, PubMed-based literature review, and ClinicalTrials.gov. Review Methods: TCGA publications, PubMed, and ClinicalTrials.gov were queried for genomics and related basic science, preclinical, and developmental clinical precision medicine studies in HNSCC...
October 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
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