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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719907/tumor-heterogeneity-in-lymphomas-a-different-breed
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Christian M Schürch, Birgit Federmann, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Falko Fend
The facts that cancer represents tissues consisting of heterogeneous neoplastic, as well as reactive, cell populations and that cancers of the same histotype may show profound differences in clinical behavior have long been recognized. With the advent of new technologies and the demands of precision medicine, the investigation of tumor heterogeneity has gained much interest. An understanding of intertumoral heterogeneity in patients with the same disease entity is necessary to optimally guide personalized treatment...
July 19, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718816/complex-dna-damage-a-route-to-radiation-induced-genomic-instability-and-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
Ifigeneia V Mavragani, Zacharenia Nikitaki, Maria P Souli, Asef Aziz, Somaira Nowsheen, Khaled Aziz, Emmy Rogakou, Alexandros G Georgakilas
Cellular effects of ionizing radiation (IR) are of great variety and level, but they are mainly damaging since radiation can perturb all important components of the cell, from the membrane to the nucleus, due to alteration of different biological molecules ranging from lipids to proteins or DNA. Regarding DNA damage, which is the main focus of this review, as well as its repair, all current knowledge indicates that IR-induced DNA damage is always more complex than the corresponding endogenous damage resulting from endogenous oxidative stress...
July 18, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718437/mutations-cancer-and-the-telomere-length-paradox
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REVIEW
Abraham Aviv, James J Anderson, Jerry W Shay
Individuals with short telomeres should be at increased risk for cancer, since short telomeres lead to genomic instability - a hallmark of cancer. However, individuals with long telomeres also display an increased risk for major cancers, thus creating a cancer-telomere length (TL) paradox. The two-stage clonal expansion model we propose is based on the thesis that a series of mutational hits (1st Hit) at the stem-cell level generates a clone with replicative advantage. A series of additional mutational hits (2nd Hit) transforms the expanding clone into cancer...
April 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718433/mitotic-dna-damage-response-at-the-crossroads-of-structural-and-numerical-cancer-chromosome-instabilities
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REVIEW
Samuel F Bakhoum, Lilian Kabeche, Duane A Compton, Simon N Powell, Holger Bastians
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) prevent cells from entering mitosis allowing cells to repair their genomic damage. Little is known about the response to DSBs once cells have already committed to mitosis. Here, we review the genome-protective role of the mitotic DNA damage response (DDR) and evidence suggesting that its untimely activation induces chromosome segregation errors and paradoxically undermines genomic integrity. In contrast to normal cells, cancer cells coopt this pathway to propagate structural and numerical chromosomal instabilities...
March 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718400/histone-h3g34r-mutation-causes-replication-stress-homologous-recombination-defects-and-genomic-instability-in-s-pombe
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Rajesh K Yadav, Carolyn M Jablonowski, Alfonso G Fernandez, Brandon R Lowe, Ryan A Henry, David Finkelstein, Kevin J Barnum, Alison L Pidoux, Yin-Ming Kuo, Jie Huang, Matthew J O'Connell, Andrew J Andrews, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Robin C Allshire, Janet F Partridge
Recurrent somatic mutations of H3F3A in aggressive pediatric high-grade gliomas generate K27M or G34R/V mutant histone H3.3. H3.3-G34R/V mutants are common in tumors with mutations in p53 and ATRX, an H3.3-specific chromatin remodeler. To gain insight into the role of H3-G34R, we generated fission yeast that express only the mutant histone H3. H3-G34R specifically reduces H3K36 tri-methylation and H3K36 acetylation, and mutants show partial transcriptional overlap with set2 deletions. H3-G34R mutants exhibit genomic instability and increased replication stress, including slowed replication fork restart, although DNA replication checkpoints are functional...
July 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718209/new-knowledge-and-insights-about-the-malignant-transformation-of-endometriosis
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Fuminori Taniguchi
Endometriosis may be a definitive risk factor for ovarian cancer, the most fatal gynecological cancer. The ability of endometriosis to transform into malignancy, first described by Dr. Sampson in 1925, is considered a rare occurrence, affecting approximately 1% of ovarian endometriomas. Recently we conducted a retrospective study regarding the malignant transformation of endometriosis in Japanese women. Many studies have reported a consistent correlation between endometriosis and ovarian cancer according to histological subtypes...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717250/plk1-phosphorylation-of-cap-h2-triggers-chromosome-condensation-by-condensin-ii-at-the-early-phase-of-mitosis
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Yuya Kagami, Masaya Ono, Kiyotsugu Yoshida
Condensin complexes play crucial roles in chromosome condensation that is a fundamental process to establish the "rod-like" shape of chromosome structure in mitosis. Failure of the chromosome assembly causes chromosome segregation errors and subsequent genomic instability. However, a molecular mechanism that controls condensin function for the chromosomal organization has not been fully understood. Here, we show that the abundance of CAP-H2, one of the condensin II subunits, is fluctuated during the cell cycle in accordance with Plk1 kinase activity...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717061/apobec-mediated-genomic-alterations-link-immunity-and-viral-infection-during-human-papillomavirus-driven-cervical-carcinogenesis
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Lanting Chen, Xuemin Qiu, Na Zhang, Yan Wang, Mingyan Wang, Dajin Li, Ling Wang, Yan Du
Cervical cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers and is a major cause of death from gynecologic cancers worldwide; the cancer burden from cervical cancer is especially heavy in less developed countries. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by persistent infection with carcinogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes 16 and 18. Non-resolving inflammation caused by HPV infection provides a microenvironment that facilitates cancer development. Molecular alterations during the process of HPV-induced carcinogenesis are characterized by DNA methylation within the HPV genome, promoter hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes in the host genome, as well as genomic instability caused by viral DNA integrating into the host genome...
July 17, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717002/human-ribonuclease-h1-resolves-r-loops-and-thereby-enables-progression-of-the-dna-replication-fork
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Shankar Parajuli, Daniel C Tealsey, Bhavna Murali, Jessica Jackson, Alessandro Vindigni, Sheila A Stewart
Faithful DNA replication is essential for genome stability. To ensure accurate replication, numerous complex and redundant replication and repair mechanisms function in tandem with the core replication proteins to ensure DNA replication continues even when replication challenges are present that could impede progression of the replication fork. A unique topological challenge to the replication machinery is posed by RNA:DNA hybrids, commonly referred to as R-loops. While R-loops play important roles in gene expression and recombination at immunoglobulin sites, their persistence is thought to interfere with DNA replication by slowing or impeding replication fork progression...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716075/the-role-of-tumour-heterogeneity-and-clonal-cooperativity-in-metastasis-immune-evasion-and-clinical-outcome
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REVIEW
Deborah R Caswell, Charles Swanton
BACKGROUND: The advent of rapid and inexpensive sequencing technology allows scientists to decipher heterogeneity within primary tumours, between primary and metastatic sites, and between metastases. Charting the evolutionary history of individual tumours has revealed drivers of tumour heterogeneity and highlighted its impact on therapeutic outcomes. DISCUSSION: Scientists are using improved sequencing technologies to characterise and address the challenge of tumour heterogeneity, which is a major cause of resistance to therapy and relapse...
July 18, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715654/generation-of-stable-infectious-clones-of-plant-viruses-by-using-rhizobium-radiobacter-for-both-cloning-and-inoculation
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Decai Tuo, Lanlan Fu, Wentao Shen, Xiaoying Li, Peng Zhou, Pu Yan
A novel Rhizobium radiobacter (synonym Agrobacterium tumefaciens)-mediated approach was developed to generate stable infectious clones of plant viruses. This method uses R. radiobacter for both cloning and inoculation of infectious clones, bypassing the requirement of cloning in E. coli to avoid the instability. Only three steps are included in this method: (i) construct viral genome-encoding plasmids in vitro by one-step Gibson assembly; (ii) transform the assembled DNA products into R. radiobacter; (iii) inoculate plants with the R...
July 14, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714954/c9orf72-expansion-disrupts-atm-mediated-chromosomal-break-repair
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Callum Walker, Saul Herranz-Martin, Evangelia Karyka, Chunyan Liao, Katherine Lewis, Waheba Elsayed, Vera Lukashchuk, Shih-Chieh Chiang, Swagat Ray, Padraig J Mulcahy, Mateusz Jurga, Ioannis Tsagakis, Tommaso Iannitti, Jayanth Chandran, Ian Coldicott, Kurt J De Vos, Mohamed K Hassan, Adrian Higginbottom, Pamela J Shaw, Guillaume M Hautbergue, Mimoun Azzouz, Sherif F El-Khamisy
Hexanucleotide repeat expansions represent the most common genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia, though the mechanisms by which such expansions cause neurodegeneration are poorly understood. We report elevated levels of DNA-RNA hybrids (R-loops) and double strand breaks in rat neurons, human cells and C9orf72 ALS patient spinal cord tissues. Accumulation of endogenous DNA damage is concomitant with defective ATM-mediated DNA repair signaling and accumulation of protein-linked DNA breaks...
July 17, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714406/role-of-the-immune-component-of-tumor-microenvironment-in-the-efficiency-of-cancer-treatment-perspectives-for-the-personalized-therapy
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Marina Stakheyeva, Vladimir Riabov, Irina Mitrofanova, Nikolai Litviakov, Evgeny Choynzonov, Nadezhda Cherdyntseva, Julia Kzhyshkowska
Despite significant progress in cancer diagnostics and development of novel therapeutic regimens, successful treatment of advanced forms of cancer is still a challenge and may require personalized therapeutic approaches. In this review, we analyzed major mechanisms responsible for tumor cells chemoresistance and emphasized that intratumor heterogeneity is a critical factor that limits efficiency of cancer treatment. Intratumor heterogeneity is caused by genomic instability in cancer cells, resulting in the selection of resistant clones...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713368/the-sptransformer-gene-family-formerly-sp185-333-in-the-purple-sea-urchin-and-the-functional-diversity-of-the-anti-pathogen-rsptransformer-e1-protein
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REVIEW
L Courtney Smith, Cheng Man Lun
The complex innate immune system of sea urchins is underpinned by several multigene families including the SpTransformer family (SpTrf; formerly Sp185/333) with estimates of ~50 members, although the family size is likely variable among individuals of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. The genes are small with similar structure, are tightly clustered, and have several types of repeats in the second of two exons and that surround each gene. The density of repeats suggests that the genes are positioned within regions of genomic instability, which may be required to drive sequence diversification...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712776/clonal-evolution-in-paired-endometrial-intraepithelial-neoplasia-atypical-hyperplasia-and-endometrioid-adenocarcinoma
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Mariano Russo, James Broach, Kathryn Sheldon, Kenneth R Houser, Dajiang J Liu, Joshua Kesterson, Rebecca Phaeton, Carrie Hossler, Nadine Hempel, Maria Baker, Jordan M Newell, Richard Zaino, Joshua I Warrick
Endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN) and atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AH) are histomorphologically-defined precursors to endometrioid adenocarcinoma, which are unified as EIN/AH by the World Health Organization. EIN/AH harbors a constellation of molecular alterations similar those found in endometrioid adenocarcinoma. However, the process of clonal evolution from EIN/AH to carcinoma is poorly characterized. To investigate, we performed next generation sequencing, copy number alteration (CNA) analysis, and immunohistochemistry for mismatch repair protein expression on EIN/AH and endometrioid adenocarcinoma samples from 6 hysterectomy cases with spatially distinct EIN/AH and carcinoma...
July 13, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712775/simple-sequence-repeats-showing-length-preference-have-regulatory-functions-in-humans
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Jaya Krishnan, Fathima Athar, Tirupaati Swaroopa Rani, Rakesh Kumar Mishra
Simple sequence repeats (SSRs), simple tandem repeats (STRs) or microsatellites are short tandem repeats of 1-6 nucleotide motifs. They are twice as abundant as the protein coding DNA in the human genome and yet little is known about their functional relevance. Analysis of genomes across various taxa show that despite the instability associated with longer stretches of repeats, few SSRs with specific longer repeat lengths are enriched in the genomes indicating a positive selection. This conserved feature of length dependent enrichment hints at not only sequence but also length dependent functionality for SSRs...
July 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710693/driving-cancer-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis-through-upr-signaling
#17
Alexandra Papaioannou, Eric Chevet
In the tumor microenvironment, cancer cells encounter both external and internal factors that can lead to the accumulation of improperly folded proteins in the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) lumen, thus causing ER stress. When this happens, an adaptive mechanism named the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) is triggered to help the cell cope with this change and restore protein homeostasis in the ER. Sequentially, one would expect that the activation of the three UPR branches, driven namely by IRE1, PERK, and ATF6, are crucial for the adaptation of cancer cells to the changing environment and thus for their survival and further propagation...
July 15, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710396/the-cinsarc-signature-as-a-prognostic-marker-for-clinical-outcome-in-multiple-neoplasms
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Tom Lesluyes, Lucile Delespaul, Jean-Michel Coindre, Frédéric Chibon
We previously reported the CINSARC signature as a prognostic marker for metastatic events in soft tissue sarcomas, breast carcinomas and lymphomas through genomic instability, acting as a major factor for tumor aggressiveness. In this study, we used a published resource to investigate CINSARC enrichment in poor outcome-associated genes at pan-cancer level and in 39 cancer types. CINSARC outperformed more than 15,000 defined signatures (including cancer-related), being enriched in top-ranked poor outcome-associated genes of 21 cancer types, widest coverage reached among all tested signatures...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708824/tex19-1-promotes-spo11-dependent-meiotic-recombination-in-mouse-spermatocytes
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James H Crichton, Christopher J Playfoot, Marie MacLennan, David Read, Howard J Cooke, Ian R Adams
Meiosis relies on the SPO11 endonuclease to generate the recombinogenic DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) required for homologous chromosome synapsis and segregation. The number of meiotic DSBs needs to be sufficient to allow chromosomes to search for and find their homologs, but not excessive to the point of causing genome instability. Here we report that the mammal-specific gene Tex19.1 promotes Spo11-dependent recombination in mouse spermatocytes. We show that the chromosome asynapsis previously reported in Tex19...
July 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708136/differential-requirements-for-tousled-like-kinases-1-and-2-in-mammalian-development
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Sandra Segura-Bayona, Philip A Knobel, Helena González-Burón, Sameh A Youssef, Aida Peña-Blanco, Étienne Coyaud, Teresa López-Rovira, Katrin Rein, Lluís Palenzuela, Julien Colombelli, Stephen Forrow, Brian Raught, Anja Groth, Alain de Bruin, Travis H Stracker
The regulation of chromatin structure is critical for a wide range of essential cellular processes. The Tousled-like kinases, TLK1 and TLK2, regulate ASF1, a histone H3/H4 chaperone, and likely other substrates, and their activity has been implicated in transcription, DNA replication, DNA repair, RNA interference, cell cycle progression, viral latency, chromosome segregation and mitosis. However, little is known about the functions of TLK activity in vivo or the relative functions of the highly similar TLK1 and TLK2 in any cell type...
July 14, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
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