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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213670/emerging-genotype-phenotype-relationships-in-patients-with-large-nf1-deletions
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REVIEW
Hildegard Kehrer-Sawatzki, Victor-Felix Mautner, David N Cooper
The most frequent recurring mutations in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are large deletions encompassing the NF1 gene and its flanking regions (NF1 microdeletions). The majority of these deletions encompass 1.4-Mb and are associated with the loss of 14 protein-coding genes and four microRNA genes. Patients with germline type-1 NF1 microdeletions frequently exhibit dysmorphic facial features, overgrowth/tall-for-age stature, significant delay in cognitive development, large hands and feet, hyperflexibility of joints and muscular hypotonia...
February 17, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212807/prevalence-of-brca1-and-brca2-large-genomic-rearrangements-in-tunisian-high-risk-breast-ovarian-cancer-families-implications-for-genetic-testing
#2
Aouatef Riahi, Habiba Chabouni-Bouhamed, Maher Kharrat
Germline mutations in the BRCA tumor suppressor genes account for a substantial proportion of hereditary breast/ovarian cancer. However, this contribution is lower than expected. This underestimation can partly be explained by the BRCA alterations missed by using Sanger sequencing methods. Thus, large genomic rearrangements (LGRs) in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are responsible for 4-28% of all inherited BRCA mutations. In this study, Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) assay was used for detection of large rearrangements of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in 36 unrelated high-risk breast/ovarian cancer patients negative for BRCA1/2 point mutations...
January 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212751/stable-heritable-germline-silencing-directs-somatic-silencing-at-an-endogenous-locus
#3
Olga Minkina, Craig P Hunter
The importance of transgenerationally inherited epigenetic states to organismal fitness remains unknown as well-documented examples are often not amenable to mechanistic analysis or rely on artificial reporter loci. Here we describe an induced silenced state at an endogenous locus that persists, at 100% transmission without selection, for up to 13 generations. This unusually persistent silencing enables a detailed molecular genetic analysis of an inherited epigenetic state. We find that silencing is dependent on germline nuclear RNAi factors and post-transcriptional mechanisms...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211887/germline-mutations-predisposing-to-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#4
REVIEW
O C Leeksma, N F de Miranda, H Veelken
Genetic studies of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) in humans have revealed numerous targets of somatic mutations and an increasing number of potentially relevant germline alterations. The latter often affect genes involved in DNA repair and/or immune function. In general, defects in these genes also predispose to other conditions. Knowledge of these mutations can lead to disease-preventing measures in the patient and relatives thereof. Conceivably, these germline mutations will be taken into account in future therapy of the lymphoma...
February 17, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211869/non-apoptotic-cell-death-in-animal-development
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REVIEW
Lena M Kutscher, Shai Shaham
Programmed cell death (PCD) is an important process in the development of multicellular organisms. Apoptosis, a form of PCD characterized morphologically by chromatin condensation, membrane blebbing, and cytoplasm compaction, and molecularly by the activation of caspase proteases, has been extensively investigated. Studies in Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila, mice, and the developing chick have revealed, however, that developmental PCD also occurs through other mechanisms, morphologically and molecularly distinct from apoptosis...
February 17, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210977/genetic-characterization-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-minor-salivary-glands-a-potential-familial-occurrence-in-first-degree-relatives
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Hani Ibrahim Channir, Thomas van Overeem Hansen, Simon Andreasen, Christina Westmose Yde, Katalin Kiss, Birgitte Wittenborg Charabi
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) is a malignant salivary gland tumor. To date, no cases of AdCC in first-degree relatives have been reported in the literature. We present a 50-year-old female (Case 1) and this patients' father (Case 2), both of whom were diagnosed with AdCC of the minor salivary glands. Histology of Case 1 demonstrated a tubulocribriform AdCC whereas Case 2 primarily was an AdCC of solid type. Both cases harbored the MYB-NFIB gene fusion as demonstrated by FISH and RNA-sequencing. After filtering and selection of putative deleterious variants, whole exome sequencing identified 18 germline variants in common between Case 1 and Case 2...
February 16, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210747/extent-of-field-change-in-colorectal-cancers-with-braf-mutation
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Aaron Poh, Heidi Sian Ying Chang, Kok Yang Tan, Xin Xiu Sam, Avery Khoo, Shoa Nian Choo, Min En Nga, Wei Keat Wan
INTRODUCTION: Sporadic colorectal cancers with BRAF mutations constitute two distinct subgroups of colorectal cancers. Recent studies have linked the presence of the BRAF mutation to a familial inheritance pattern. This was a proof-of-concept study that aimed to examine: (a) the extent of field change in sporadic colorectal cancers with BRAF mutation; and (b) the extent of resection margins required and the pattern of DNA mismatch repair protein loss in these tumours. METHODS: Eight microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) tumours with positive BRAF mutation from an existing histopathological database were selected for BRAF mutation and mismatch repair protein analysis...
February 17, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207785/dna-methylation-of-the-fthl17-5-upstream-region-regulates-differential-fthl17-expression-in-lung-cancer-cells-and-germline-stem-cells
#8
Nana Aoki, Kentaro Mochizuki, Yasuhisa Matsui
The Ferritin heavy polypeptide-like 17 (Fthl17) gene is a member of the cancer/testis antigen gene family, and is preferentially expressed in cancer cells and in testis. Although DNA methylation has been linked to the regulation of human FTHL17 gene expression, detailed epigenetic regulation of its expression has not been investigated. To address this, we assessed the epigenetic regulation of murine Fthl17 gene expression in cancer cells and germ cells. Fthl17 was more highly expressed in testis, a murine lung cancer cell line, KLN205, and in germline stem cells (GSCs) than in normal lung tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207760/preferential-expression-of-scores-of-functionally-and-evolutionarily-diverse-dna-and-rna-binding-proteins-during-oxytricha-trifallax-macronuclear-development
#9
Zachary T Neeb, Daniel J Hogan, Sol Katzman, Alan M Zahler
During its sexual reproduction, the stichotrichous ciliate Oxytricha trifallax orchestrates a remarkable transformation of one of the newly formed germline micronuclear genomes. Hundreds of thousands of gene pieces are stitched together, excised from chromosomes, and replicated dozens of times to yield a functional somatic macronuclear genome composed of ~16,000 distinct DNA molecules that typically encode a single gene. Little is known about the proteins that carry out this process. We profiled mRNA expression as a function of macronuclear development and identified hundreds of mRNAs preferentially expressed at specific times during the program...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206966/impact-of-dna-repair-gene-polymorphisms-on-the-risk-of-biochemical-recurrence-after-radiotherapy-and-overall-survival-in-prostate-cancer
#10
Chiara Zanusso, Roberto Bortolus, Eva Dreussi, Jerry Polesel, Marcella Montico, Erika Cecchin, Sara Gagno, Flavio Rizzolio, Mauro Arcicasa, Giacomo Novara, Giuseppe Toffoli
The identification of biomarkers of biochemical recurrence (BCR) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT) represents an unanswered clinical issue. The primary aim of this study was the definition of new genetic prognostic biomarkers in DNA repair genes (DRGs), considering both BCR and overall survival (OS) as clinical end-points. The secondary aim was to explore the potential clinical impact of these genetic variants with the decision curve analysis (DCA) and the sensitivity analysis.We analyzed 22 germline polymorphisms in 14 DRGs on 542 Caucasian PCa patients treated with RT as primary therapy...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206961/lynch-syndrome-related-small-intestinal-adenocarcinomas
#11
Sun-Young Jun, Eui-Jin Lee, Mi-Ju Kim, Sung Min Chun, Young Kyung Bae, Soon Uk Hong, Jene Choi, Joon Mee Kim, Kee-Taek Jang, Jung Yeon Kim, Gwang Il Kim, Soo Jin Jung, Ghilsuk Yoon, Seung-Mo Hong
Lynch syndrome is an autosomal-dominant disorder caused by defective DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes and is associated with increased risk of malignancies in multiple organs. Small-intestinal adenocarcinomas are common initial manifestations of Lynch syndrome. To define the incidence and characteristics of Lynch syndrome-related small-intestinal adenocarcinomas, meticulous familial and clinical histories were obtained from 195 patients with small-intestinal adenocarcinoma, and MMR protein immunohistochemistry, microsatellite instability, MLH1 methylation, and germline mutational analyses were performed...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205193/new-therapeutic-strategies-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Borbála Székely, Andrea L M Silber, Lajos Pusztai
Relatively few clinically important therapeutic advances have occurred in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) since the introduction of taxanes as adjuvant therapy over 20 years ago. However, this is rapidly changing due to a variety of conceptually important clinical trials and emerging new options such as immune checkpoint inhibitors and antibody-drug conjugates. Evidence also increasingly supports that platinum drugs and inhibitors of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase, or PARP, are particularly effective in the treatment of germline BRCA-mutant cancers, including TNBC...
February 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203524/in-vivo-mapping-of-a-dynamic-ribonucleoprotein-granule-interactome-in-early-drosophila-embryos
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Jimiao Zheng, Ming Gao, Nhan Huynh, Samuel J Tindell, Hieu D L Vo, W Hayes McDonald, Alexey L Arkov
Macromolecular complexes and organelles play crucial roles within cells, but their native architectures are often unknown. Here, we use an evolutionarily conserved germline organelle, the germ granule, as a paradigm. In Drosophila embryos, we map one of its interactomes using a novel in vivo crosslinking approach that employs two interacting granule proteins and determines their common neighbor molecules. We identified an in vivo granule assembly of Tudor, Aubergine, motor and metabolic proteins, and RNA helicases, and provide evidence for direct interactions within this assembly using purified components...
December 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202529/aberrant-syk-kinase-signaling-is-essential-for-tumorigenesis-induced-by-tsc2-inactivation
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Ye Cui, Wendy K Steagall, Anthony Lamattina, Gustavo Pacheco-Rodriguez, Mario Stylianou, Pranav Kidambi, Benjamin Stump, Fernanda Golzarri, Ivan O Rosas, Carmen Priolo, Elizabeth P Henske, Joel Moss, Souheil El-Chemaly
Somatic or germline mutations in the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) tumor suppressor genes are associated closely with the pathogenesis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare and progressive neoplastic disease that predominantly affects women in their childbearing years. Serum levels of the lymphangiogeneic growth factor VEGF-D are elevated significantly in LAM. However, there are gaps in knowledge regarding VEGF-D dysregulation and its cellular origin in LAM. Here we show that increased expression and activation of the tyrosine kinase Syk in TSC2-deficient cells and pulmonary nodules from LAM patients contributes to tumor growth...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202457/gain-of-function-samd9l-mutations-cause-a-syndrome-of-cytopenia-immunodeficiency-mds-and-neurological-symptoms
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Bianca Tesi, Josef Davidsson, Matthias Voss, Elisa Rahikkala, Tim D Holmes, Samuel C C Chiang, Jonna Komulainen-Ebrahim, Sorina Gorcenco, Alexandra Rundberg Nilsson, Tim Ripperger, Hannaleena Kokkonen, David Bryder, Thoas Fioretos, Jan-Inge Henter, Merja Möttönen, Riitta Niinimäki, Lars Nilsson, Cornelis Jan Pronk, Andreas Puschmann, Hong Qian, Johanna Uusimaa, Jukka Moilanen, Ulf Tedgård, Jörg Cammenga, Yenan T Bryceson
Several monogenic causes of familial myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) have recently been identified. We studied two families with cytopenia, predisposition to MDS with chromosome 7 aberrations, immunodeficiency, and progressive cerebellar dysfunction. Genetic studies uncovered heterozygous missense mutations in SAMD9L, a tumor suppressor gene located on chromosome arm 7q. Consistent with a gain-of-function effect, ectopic expression of the two identified SAMD9L mutants decreased cell proliferation relative to wild-type protein...
February 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202331/genetics-of-gynaecological-cancers
#16
REVIEW
Panayiotis Constantinou, Marc Tischkowitz
Gynaecological cancers accounted for 16.3% of all cancers and 13.9% of all cancer deaths in women globally in 2012. Cancer of the cervix is the most common gynaecological cancer, followed by cancers of the uterus and the ovary. Although cervical cancer is almost exclusively triggered by human papilloma virus infection, approximately 5% of all uterine cancers and 20% of all ovarian cancers are caused by germline mutations in cancer predisposition genes. A number of genetic syndromes are associated with rarer gynaecological tumours...
January 24, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199414/direct-and-transgenerational-effects-of-low-doses-of-perinatal-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-dehp-on-social-behaviors-in-mice
#17
Kayla M Quinnies, Erin P Harris, Rodney W Snyder, Susan S Sumner, Emilie F Rissman
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is an endocrine disrupting chemical commonly used as a plasticizer in medical equipment, food packaging, flooring, and children's toys. DEHP exposure during early development has been associated with adverse neurobehavioral outcomes in children. In animal models, early exposure to DEHP results in abnormal development of the reproductive system as well as altered behavior and neurodevelopment. Based on these data, we hypothesized that developmental exposure to DEHP would decrease social interactions and increase anxiety-like behaviors in mice in a dose-dependent manner, and that the effects would persist over generations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199314/whole-genome-landscape-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours
#18
Aldo Scarpa, David K Chang, Katia Nones, Vincenzo Corbo, Ann-Marie Patch, Peter Bailey, Rita T Lawlor, Amber L Johns, David K Miller, Andrea Mafficini, Borislav Rusev, Maria Scardoni, Davide Antonello, Stefano Barbi, Katarzyna O Sikora, Sara Cingarlini, Caterina Vicentini, Skye McKay, Michael C J Quinn, Timothy J C Bruxner, Angelika N Christ, Ivon Harliwong, Senel Idrisoglu, Suzanne McLean, Craig Nourse, Ehsan Nourbakhsh, Peter J Wilson, Matthew J Anderson, J Lynn Fink, Felicity Newell, Nick Waddell, Oliver Holmes, Stephen H Kazakoff, Conrad Leonard, Scott Wood, Qinying Xu, Shivashankar Hiriyur Nagaraj, Eliana Amato, Irene Dalai, Samantha Bersani, Ivana Cataldo, Angelo P Dei Tos, Paola Capelli, Maria Vittoria Davì, Luca Landoni, Anna Malpaga, Marco Miotto, Vicki L J Whitehall, Barbara A Leggett, Janelle L Harris, Jonathan Harris, Marc D Jones, Jeremy Humphris, Lorraine A Chantrill, Venessa Chin, Adnan M Nagrial, Marina Pajic, Christopher J Scarlett, Andreia Pinho, Ilse Rooman, Christopher Toon, Jianmin Wu, Mark Pinese, Mark Cowley, Andrew Barbour, Amanda Mawson, Emily S Humphrey, Emily K Colvin, Angela Chou, Jessica A Lovell, Nigel B Jamieson, Fraser Duthie, Marie-Claude Gingras, William E Fisher, Rebecca A Dagg, Loretta M S Lau, Michael Lee, Hilda A Pickett, Roger R Reddel, Jaswinder S Samra, James G Kench, Neil D Merrett, Krishna Epari, Nam Q Nguyen, Nikolajs Zeps, Massimo Falconi, Michele Simbolo, Giovanni Butturini, George Van Buren, Stefano Partelli, Matteo Fassan, Kum Kum Khanna, Anthony J Gill, David A Wheeler, Richard A Gibbs, Elizabeth A Musgrove, Claudio Bassi, Giampaolo Tortora, Paolo Pederzoli, John V Pearson, Nicola Waddell, Andrew V Biankin, Sean M Grimmond
The diagnosis of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PanNETs) is increasing owing to more sensitive detection methods, and this increase is creating challenges for clinical management. We performed whole-genome sequencing of 102 primary PanNETs and defined the genomic events that characterize their pathogenesis. Here we describe the mutational signatures they harbour, including a deficiency in G:C > T:A base excision repair due to inactivation of MUTYH, which encodes a DNA glycosylase. Clinically sporadic PanNETs contain a larger-than-expected proportion of germline mutations, including previously unreported mutations in the DNA repair genes MUTYH, CHEK2 and BRCA2...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197668/mechanisms-controlling-germline-cyst-breakdown-and-primordial-follicle-formation
#19
REVIEW
Chao Wang, Bo Zhou, Guoliang Xia
In fetal females, oogonia proliferate immediately after sex determination. The progress of mitosis in oogonia proceeds so rapidly that the incompletely divided cytoplasm of the sister cells forms cysts. The oogonia will then initiate meiosis and arrest at the diplotene stage of meiosis I, becoming oocytes. Within each germline cyst, oocytes with Balbiani bodies will survive after cyst breakdown (CBD). After CBD, each oocyte is enclosed by pre-granulosa cells to form a primordial follicle (PF). Notably, the PF pool formed perinatally will be the sole lifelong oocyte source of a female...
February 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196407/comprehensive-genomic-and-phenotypic-characterization-of-germline-fh-deletion-in-hereditary-leiomyomatosis-and-renal-cell-carcinoma-hlrcc
#20
Cathy D Vocke, Christopher J Ricketts, Maria J Merino, Ramaprasad Srinivasan, Adam R Metwalli, Lindsay A Middelton, James Peterson, Youfeng Yang, W Marston Linehan
Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (HLRCC) is a familial cancer syndrome associated with the development of cutaneous and uterine leiomyomas, and an aggressive form of type 2 papillary kidney cancer. HLRCC is characterized by germline mutation of the FH gene. This study evaluated the prevalence and clinical phenotype of FH deletions in HLRCC patients. Patients with phenotypic manifestations consistent with HLRCC who lacked detectable germline FH intragenic mutations were investigated for FH deletion...
February 14, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
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