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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344864/an-immunogenic-wt1-derived-peptide-that-induces-t-cell-response-in-the-context-of-hla-a-02-01-and-hla-a-24-02-molecules
#1
Tao Dao, Tatyana Korontsvit, Victoria Zakhaleva, Casey Jarvis, Patrizia Mondello, Claire Oh, David A Scheinberg
The Wilms' tumor oncogene protein (WT1) is a highly validated tumor antigen for immunotherapy. WT1-targeted immunotherapy has been extensively explored in multiple human trials in various cancers. However, clinical investigations using WT1 epitopes have generally focused on two peptides, HLA-restricted to HLA-A*02:01 or HLA-A*24:02. The goal of this study was to identify new epitopes derived from WT1, to expand the potential use of WT1 as a target of immunotherapy. Using computer-based MHC-binding algorithms and in vitro validation of the T cell responses specific for the identified peptides, we found that a recently identified HLA-A*24:02-binding epitope (239-247), NQMNLGATL (NQM), was also a strong CD8(+) T cell epitope for HLA-A*02:01 molecule...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334862/the-wilms-tumor-protein-wt1-contributes-to-female-fertility-by-regulating-oviductal-proteostasis
#2
Abinaya Nathan, Peter Reinhardt, Dagmar Kruspe, Tjard Jörß, Marco Groth, Hendrik Nolte, Andreas Habenicht, Jörg Herrmann, Verena Holschbach, Bettina Toth, Marcus Krüger, Zhao-Qi Wang, Matthias Platzer, Christoph Englert
Although the zinc finger transcription factor Wt1 has been linked to female fertility, its precise role in this process has not yet been understood. We have sequenced the WT1 exons in a panel of patients with idiopathic infertility and have identified a missense mutation in WT1 in one patient out of eight. This mutation leads to an amino acid change within the zinc finger domain and results in reduced DNA binding. We utilized Wt1+/- mice as a model to mechanistically pinpoint the consequences of reduced Wt1 levels for female fertility...
March 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333838/wilms-tumor-extension-into-duplex-ureter-in-a-10-year-old-girl
#3
İbrahim Karnak, Mithat Haliloğlu, Diclehan Orhan, Tezer Kutluk
Ureteral extension of Wilms tumor (WT) is a rare occasion. The association of duplex collecting system and WT is extremely rare. Ureteral extension of WT in a duplex collecting system is an unreported entity to date. A 10-year-old girl presenting with WT extending into upper pole ureter of duplex system is reported to emphasize the importance of preoperative diagnosis to plan step by step surgery in this rare coincidental situation.
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328139/long-term-survival-of-a-patient-with-perlman-syndrome-due-to-novel-compound-heterozygous-missense-mutations-in-rnb-domain-of-dis3l2
#4
Noriko Soma, Ken Higashimoto, Masaru Imamura, Akihiko Saitoh, Hidenobu Soejima, Keisuke Nagasaki
Perlman syndrome is a rare overgrowth syndrome characterized by polyhydramnios, macrosomia, distinctive facial appearance, renal dysplasia, and a predisposition to Wilms' tumor. The syndrome is often associated with a high neonatal mortality rate and there are few reports of long-term survivors. We studied a 6-year-old Japanese female patient, who was diagnosed with Perlman syndrome, with novel compound heterozygous mutations in DIS3L2 (c.[367-2A > G];[1328T > A]), who has survived long term. Most reported DIS3L2 mutations have been the homozygous deletion of exon 6 or exon 9, and these mutations would certainly have caused the loss of both RNA binding and degradation activity...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326956/clinical-pathologic-and-genetic-features-of-wilms-tumors-with-wtx-gene-mutation
#5
Sanda Alexandrescu, Sara Akhavanfard, Marian H Harris, Sara O Vargas
Clinical and pathologic features of patients with WTX-mutated Wilms tumor (WT) have not been studied in detail. We characterize the clinical and pathologic findings in WT with WTX abnormalities and provide comparison with WT without WTX mutation. Clinical, gross, and microscopic features in 35 patients with WT were examined. Karyotype was examined in a subset of cases. All cases had been previously analyzed for WTX, WT1, and CTNNB1 aberrations via array comparative genomic hybridization; OncoMap 4 high throughput genotyping was performed on 18 cases...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322459/effects-of-microrna-19b-on-the-proliferation-apoptosis-and-migration-of-wilms-tumor-cells-via-the-pten-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#6
Ge-Liang Liu, Han-Jie Yang, Bo Liu, Tian Liu
Wilms' tumor (WT) is a most common renal cancer that occurs among children, and microRNA-19b (miR-19b) usually participates in various human cancers. Importantly, the PTEN/PI3K/Akt signaling pathway plays a key role in cell apoptosis, growth and proliferation. Thus, our present study aims to investigate the effect of miR-19b on the PTEN/PI3K/Akt signaling pathway during WT cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis. WT tissues and adjacent normal tissues from WT patients were collected. qRT-PCR was applied to detect miR-19b expression in both the WT tissues and the adjacent normal tissues, immunohistochemistry was applied to detect the protein expressions of PTEN, P13K and p-Akt, SK-NEP-1 cells were divided into the blank, negative control (NC), miR-19b mimics and miR-19b inhibitors groups...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321480/a-new-peptide-vaccine-ocv-501-in-vitro-pharmacology-and-phase-1-study-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#7
Yukio Kobayashi, Toru Sakura, Shuichi Miyawaki, Kazuyuki Toga, Shinji Sogo, Yuji Heike
Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) is a promising target of new immunotherapies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as well as for other cancers. OCV-501 is a helper peptide derived from the WT1 protein. OCV-501 induced OCV-501-specific Type 1 T-helper (Th1) responses dose-dependently and stimulated helper activity of the specific Th1 cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy donors. OCV-501 also enhanced the increase in WT1-killer peptide-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes. OCV-501 stimulated the OCV-501-specific Th1 clones in an HLA class-II restricted manner and formed a complex with HLA class-II protein...
March 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315733/wt1-ameliorates-podocyte-injury-via-repression-of-ezh2-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#8
Jiao Wan, Xiaoyan Hou, Zhanmei Zhou, Jian Geng, Jianwei Tian, Jing Nie, Xiaoyan Bai
Epigenetic modulation of podocyte injury plays a pivotal role in diabetic nephropathy (DN). Wilm's tumor 1 (WT1) has been found to have opposing roles with β-catenin in podocyte biology. Herein, we asked whether the histone methyltransferase enzyme enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) promotes WT1-induced podocyte injury via β-catenin activation and the underlying mechanisms. We found that WT1 antagonized EZH2 and ameliorated β-catenin-mediated podocyte injury as demonstrated by attenuated podocyte mesenchymal transition, maintenance of podocyte architectural integrity, decreased podocyte apoptosis and oxidative stress...
March 15, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301057/the-correlation-between-lin28b-gene-potentially-functional-variants-and-wilms-tumor-susceptibility-in-chinese-children
#9
Wen Fu, Guo-Chang Liu, Zhang Zhao, Jinhong Zhu, Wei Jia, Shi-Bo Zhu, Jin-Hua Hu, Feng-Hua Wang, Jing He, Huimin Xia
BACKGROUND: Wilms tumor (WT) is the most common urologic cancer in children. However, genetic bases underlying WT remain largely unknown. Previous studies indicated that Lin28 homolog B (LIN28B) level is significantly elevated in some WTs. Enforced expression of Lin28b during kidney development could induce WT. Genetic variations in the LIN28B gene may be related to WT susceptibility. METHOD: In this study, we aimed to assess the association between LIN28B gene polymorphisms and WT susceptibility in Chinese children...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299466/development-of-oral-cancer-vaccine-using-recombinant-bifidobacterium-displaying-wilms-tumor-1-protein
#10
Koichi Kitagawa, Tsugumi Oda, Hiroki Saito, Ayame Araki, Reina Gonoi, Katsumi Shigemura, Yoshiko Hashii, Takane Katayama, Masato Fujisawa, Toshiro Shirakawa
Several types of vaccine-delivering tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) have been developed in basic and clinical research. Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1), identified as a gene responsible for pediatric renal neoplasm, is one of the most promising TAA for cancer immunotherapy. Peptide and dendritic cell-based WT1 cancer vaccines showed some therapeutic efficacy in clinical and pre-clinical studies but as yet no oral WT1 vaccine can be administrated in a simple and easy way. In the present study, we constructed a novel oral cancer vaccine using a recombinant Bifidobacterium longum displaying WT1 protein...
March 15, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299339/cytoplasmic-localization-of-wt1-and-decrease-of-mirna-16-1-in-nephrotic-syndrome
#11
Pablo Zapata-Benavides, Mariela Arellano-Rodríguez, Juan José Bollain-Y-Goytia, Moisés Armides Franco-Molina, Gloria Azucena Rangel-Ochoa, Esperanza Avalos-Díaz, Rafael Herrera-Esparza, Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a glomerular disease that is defined by the leakage of protein into the urine and is associated with hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia, and edema. Steroid-resistant NS (SRNS) patients do not respond to treatment with corticosteroids and show decreased Wilms tumor 1 (WT1) expression in podocytes. Downregulation of WT1 has been shown to be affected by certain microRNAs (miRNAs). Twenty-one patients with idiopathic NS (68.75% were SSNS and 31.25% SRNS) and 10 healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297753/-consensus-on-pathologic-diagnosis-of-wilms-tumor-in-children
#12
W P Yang, H Y Wu, W Zhang, G S Chen, W J Chen, H Li, J M Song, H B An, J L Xu, W Y Zhao, Y Z Wang, L Y Cui, Z An, J Tao, L J He
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289143/transcription-factor-wilms-tumor-1-regulates-developmental-rnas-through-3-utr-interaction
#13
Ruthrothaselvi Bharathavikru, Tatiana Dudnakova, Stuart Aitken, Joan Slight, Mara Artibani, Peter Hohenstein, David Tollervey, Nick Hastie
Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) is essential for the development and homeostasis of multiple mesodermal tissues. Despite evidence for post-transcriptional roles, no endogenous WT1 target RNAs exist. Using RNA immunoprecipitation and UV cross-linking, we show that WT1 binds preferentially to 3' untranslated regions (UTRs) of developmental targets. These target mRNAs are down-regulated upon WT1 depletion in cell culture and developing kidney mesenchyme. Wt1 deletion leads to rapid turnover of specific mRNAs. WT1 regulates reporter gene expression through interaction with 3' UTR-binding sites...
March 13, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288778/videolaparoscopic-radical-nephrectomy-after-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-wilms-tumor-long-term-results-of-a-pioneer-group
#14
Ricardo Jordão Duarte, Lilian Maria Cristofani, Vicente Odone Filho, Miguel Srougi, Francisco Tibor Dénes
INTRODUCTION: A high cure rate for Wilms' tumor has been achieved using a multidisciplinary approach. The natural step forward is to offer the benefits of a minimally invasive technique for surgery, which is an obligatory part of treatment. Nevertheless, some authors resist using videolaparoscopic radical nephrectomy (VRN) because of concerns about reducing the cure index. METHODS: The present study included children with unilateral Wilms' tumor treated from December 2003 to December 2015 with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by VRN...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288142/serine-hydroxymethyl-transferase-1-stimulates-pro-oncogenic-cytokine-expression-through-sialic-acid-to-promote-ovarian-cancer-tumor-growth-and-progression
#15
R Gupta, Q Yang, S K Dogra, N Wajapeyee
High-grade serous (HGS) ovarian cancer accounts for 90% of all ovarian cancer-related deaths. However, factors that drive HGS ovarian cancer tumor growth have not been fully elucidated. In particular, comprehensive analysis of the metabolic requirements of ovarian cancer tumor growth has not been performed. By analyzing The Cancer Genome Atlas mRNA expression data for HGS ovarian cancer patient samples, we observed that six enzymes of the folic acid metabolic pathway were overexpressed in HGS ovarian cancer samples compared with normal ovary samples...
March 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272669/teratoid-wilms-tumor-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Doaa Al Ghamdi, Nasir Bakshi, Mohammed Akhtar
Teratoid Wilms tumor is a rare variant of Wilms tumor composed predominantly of well-differentiated epithelial and/or mesenchymal heterologous elements. Like the classical Wilms tumor, this variant may also occur as a renal mass or may be found in extra renal locations. This tumor may be treated effectively by surgical resection; however, it generally fails to respond to chemotherapy. A review of the literature revealed 30 reported cases of intra renal and 5 reports of extra renal teratoid Wilms tumor. We report our experience with an additional three cases of renal teratoid Wilms tumor adding to the 30 cases previously reported...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264536/-a-case-of-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma-40-years-after-radiation-therapy
#17
Kenta Onishi, Satoshi Anai, Yusuke Iemura, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake, Yoshitomo Chihara, Nobumichi Tanaka, Kiyohide Fujimoto
Here, we report a case of papillary renal cell carcinoma in a 47-year-old woman. In 1970 (at 5 years old), she was diagnosed with Wilms tumor in her right kidney, and underwent surgery. However, nephrectomy was not possible. Consequently, she received radiation therapy (61. 5 Gy) at the former hospital. Thereafter, the patient regularly visited her physician and had no further problems. In 1998 (at 33 years old), blood was detected in her urine, and renal cell carcinoma was suspected. A computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy was performed, but tissue collection was difficult due to calcification of the renal parenchyma after radiation treatment...
February 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263240/peptide-pulsed-dendritic-cell-vaccine-in-combination-with-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-chemotherapy-for-stage-iv-melanoma
#18
Keitaro Fukuda, Takeru Funakoshi, Toshiharu Sakurai, Yoshio Nakamura, Mariko Mori, Keiji Tanese, Akiko Tanikawa, Junichi Taguchi, Tomonobu Fujita, Masato Okamoto, Masayuki Amagai, Yutaka Kawakami
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of peptide-pulsed dendritic cell (DC) vaccine in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy (DCCP) for patients with stage IV melanoma previously treated with dacarbazine-containing regimen. Six HLA-A24 and 3 HLA-A02 patients were treated with carboplatin (area under the curve 5) and paclitaxel (175 mg/m) on day 1 and DCs (2×10 cells) pulsed with Wilms tumor gene 1 (WT1), gp100, tyrosinase, and either MAGE-A3 (for HLA-A24) or MAGE-A2 (for HLA-A02) peptides on days 8 and 22 in 28-day cycle for up to three cycles...
March 3, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260929/association-between-tp53-gene-arg72pro-polymorphism-and-wilms-tumor-risk-in-a-chinese-population
#19
Wen Fu, Zhen-Jian Zhuo, Wei Jia, Jinhong Zhu, Shi-Bo Zhu, Ze-Feng Lin, Feng-Hua Wang, Huimin Xia, Jing He, Guo-Chang Liu
Wilms' tumor is one of the most prevalent pediatric malignancies, ranking fourth in childhood cancer worldwide. TP53 is a critical tumor suppressor gene, which encodes a 53 kDa protein, p53. The p53 functions to protect against cancer by regulating cell cycle and apoptosis and maintaining DNA integrity. TP53 gene is highly polymorphic. Several TP53 gene polymorphisms have been considered to be associated with cancer risk. Of them, a nonsynonymous polymorphism, Arg72Pro (rs1042522 C>G), has been most extensively studied for the association with cancer risk; however, few studies have investigated its effect on Wilms' tumor...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257282/wt1-mutation-associated-nephropathy-a%C3%A2-single-center-experience%C3%A2
#20
Zhihui Yue, Haiyan Wang, Hongrong Lin, Juan Yang, Ting Liu, Yulin Liu, Huamu Chen, Liangzhong Sun
This study explored Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) mutations in children with, or suspected of having, steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS), referred to or treated in our hospital in the past 6 years as well as the correlation between genotype and phenotype in WT1 mutation-associated nephropathy in Chinese patients. In total, 76 patients participated in the study. WT1 mutations were identified in 15 patients, 5 of whom harbored splice-site mutations in intron 9. Four of these 5 patients exhibited early onset of nephropathy and rapid deterioration of renal function...
March 3, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
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