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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106537/down-regulation-of-pseudogene-vimentin-2p-is-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-de-novo-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Ling-Ling Zhai, Jiao Zhou, Jing Zhang, Xi Tang, Ling-Yu Zhou, Jia-Yu Yin, Minse-Evola Deniz Vanessa, Wen Peng, Jiang Lin, Zhao-Qun Deng
OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to investigate the expression status of Vimentin 2p (VIM 2p), a pseudogene of Vimentin, and further analyze its clinical significance in AML patients. METHODS: Real-time quantitative PCR (RQ-PCR) was employed to explore the expression status of VIM 2p in 128 patients with de novo AML and 36 healthy controls. RESULTS: The expression level of VIM 2p was significantly decreased compared with healthy controls (P< 0...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106506/ectodysplasin-a-in-biological-fluids-and-diagnosis-of-ectodermal-dysplasia
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J Podzus, C Kowalczyk-Quintas, S Schuepbach-Mallepell, L Willen, G Staehlin, M Vigolo, A Tardivel, D Headon, N Kirby, M L Mikkola, H Schneider, P Schneider
The tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family ligand ectodysplasin A (EDA) is produced as 2 full-length splice variants, EDA1 and EDA2, that bind to EDA receptor (EDAR) and X-linked EDA receptor (XEDAR/EDA2R), respectively. Inactivating mutations in Eda or Edar cause hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED), a condition characterized by malformations of the teeth, hair and glands, with milder deficiencies affecting only the teeth. EDA acts early during the development of ectodermal appendages-as early as the embryonic placode stage-and plays a role in adult appendage function...
February 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105733/vitamin-d-supplementation-for-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe, Adinegara Bl Abas, Nan Nitra Than, Han Ni, Jaspal Singh, Abdul Razzak Bin Mohd Said, Ifeyinwa Osunkwo
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is a genetic chronic haemolytic and pro-inflammatory disorder. The clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease result from the presence of mutations on the beta globin genes that generate an abnormal haemoglobin product (called haemoglobin S) within the red blood cell. Sickle cell disease can lead to many complications such as acute chest syndrome, stroke, acute and chronic bone complications (including painful vaso-occlusive crisis, osteomyelitis, osteonecrosis and osteoporosis)...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105244/her2-overexpression-reverses-the-relative-resistance-of-egfr-mutant-h1975-cell-line-to-gefitinib
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Jing Xu, Li Shen, Bi-Cheng Zhang, Wen-Hong Xu, Shu-Qin Ruan, Chi Pan, Qi-Chun Wei
Gefitinib is an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR TKI) that has been demonstrated to be clinically useful for the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, ~50% of patients do not respond to EGFR TKI treatment through the emergence of mutations, such as T790M. Therefore, it is important to determine which patients are eligible for treatment with gefitinib. As a preferred dimerization partner for EGFR, the role of EGFR 2 (HER2) in mediating sensitivity to gefitinib is poorly understood...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104311/comprehensive-profiling-of-the-androgen-receptor-in-liquid-biopsies-from-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-reveals-novel-intra-ar-structural-variation-and-splice-variant-expression-patterns
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Bram De Laere, Pieter-Jan van Dam, Tom Whitington, Markus Mayrhofer, Emanuela Henao Diaz, Gert Van den Eynden, Jean Vandebroek, Jurgen Del-Favero, Steven Van Laere, Luc Dirix, Henrik Grönberg, Johan Lindberg
BACKGROUND: Expression of the androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) is associated with poor response to second-line endocrine therapy in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, a large fraction of nonresponding patients are AR-V7-negative. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if a comprehensive liquid biopsy-based AR profile may improve patient stratification in the context of second-line endocrine therapy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Peripheral blood was collected from patients with CRPC (n=30) before initiation of a new line of systemic therapy...
January 16, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103819/telbivudine-versus-entecavir-in-patients-with-undetectable-hepatitis-b-virus-dna-a-randomized-trial
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Jihyun An, Young-Suk Lim, Gi-Ae Kim, Seong-Bong Han, Wonhee Jeong, Danbi Lee, Ju Hyun Shim, Han Chu Lee, Yung Sang Lee
BACKGROUND: Telbivudine has been suggested to induce hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) decline to the similar degree as pegylated interferon. We aimed to investigate whether telbivudine could further decrease HBsAg titer in patients who maintain undetectable serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA after initial entecavir treatment. METHODS: In this open-label trial, patients who had serum HBsAg and HBV DNA levels ≥1,000 IU/mL and <60 IU/mL, respectively, following entecavir (0...
January 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103791/high-virulence-does-not-necessarily-impede-viral-adaptation-to-a-new-host-a-case-study-using-a-plant-rna-virus
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Anouk Willemsen, Mark P Zwart, Santiago F Elena
BACKGROUND: Theory suggests that high virulence could hinder between-host transmission of microparasites, and that virulence therefore will evolve to lower levels. Alternatively, highly virulent microparasites could also curtail host development, thereby limiting both the host resources available to them and their own within-host effective population size. In this case, high virulence might restrain the mutation supply rate and increase the strength with which genetic drift acts on microparasite populations...
January 19, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100173/whole-genome-wide-transcript-profiling-to-identify-differentially-expressed-genes-associated-with-seed-field-emergence-in-two-soybean-low-phytate-mutants
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Fengjie Yuan, Xiaomin Yu, Dekun Dong, Qinghua Yang, Xujun Fu, Shenlong Zhu, Danhua Zhu
BACKGROUND: Seed germination is important to soybean (Glycine max) growth and development, ultimately affecting soybean yield. A lower seed field emergence has been the main hindrance for breeding soybeans low in phytate. Although this reduction could be overcome by additional breeding and selection, the mechanisms of seed germination in different low phytate mutants remain unknown. In this study, we performed a comparative transcript analysis of two low phytate soybean mutants (TW-1 and TW-1-M), which have the same mutation, a 2 bp deletion in GmMIPS1, but show a significant difference in seed field emergence, TW-1-M was higher than that of TW-1 ...
January 18, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100030/epigenetics-in-normal-and-malignant-hematopoiesis-an-overview-and-update-2017
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REVIEW
Susumu Goyama, Toshio Kitamura
Epigenetic regulation in hematopoiesis has been a field of rapid expansion. Genome-wide analyses have revealed, and will continue to identify genetic alterations in epigenetic genes that are present in various types of hematopoietic neoplasms. Development of new mouse models for individual epigenetic modifiers has revealed their novel, sometimes unexpected, functions. In this review, we provide an overview of genetic alterations within epigenetic genes in various types of hematopoietic neoplasms. We then summarize the physiologic roles of these epigenetic modifiers during hematopoiesis, and describe therapeutic approaches targeting the epigenetic modifications...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099908/the-association-of-two-polymorphisms-in-adiponectin-encoding-gene-with-hypertension-risk-and-the-changes-of-circulating-adiponectin-and-blood-pressure-a-meta-analysis
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Jianmin Wu, Guoyan Xu, Wenqin Cai, Yun Huang, Ningyu Xie, Yihua Shen, Liangdi Xie
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis was prepared to synthesize published data on the association of two polymorphisms (T45G and G276T) in adiponectin-encoding gene (ADIPOQ) with hypertension risk and the changes of circulating adiponectin and blood pressure.Methodology and Major Findings: Data were collected and corrected by two authors, and were managed with Stata software. In total, 12 articles were synthesized, including 12 studies (3358 cases and 5121 controls) for the association of two study polymorphisms with hypertension risk and 11 studies (3053 subjects) for the between-genotype changes of adiponectin and/or blood pressure...
January 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098219/combined-lrrk2-mutation-aging-and-chronic-low-dose-oral-rotenone-as-a-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Hui-Fang Liu, Philip Wing-Lok Ho, Gideon Chi-Ting Leung, Colin Siu-Chi Lam, Shirley Yin-Yu Pang, Lingfei Li, Michelle Hiu-Wai Kung, David Boyer Ramsden, Shu-Leong Ho
Aging, genetics and environmental toxicity are important etiological factors in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, its pathogenesis remains unclear. A major obstacle is the lack of an appropriate experimental model which incorporates genetic susceptibility, aging and prolonged environmental toxicity. Here, we explored the interplay amongst these factors using mutant LRRK2(R1441G) (leucine-rich-repeat-kinase-2) knockin mice. We found that mutant primary cortical and mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons were more susceptible to rotenone-induced ATP deficiency and cell death...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097652/mdm4-is-a-rational-target-for-treating-breast-cancers-with-mutant-p53
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Panimaya Jeffreena Miranda, Daniel Buckley, Dinesh Raghu, Jia-Min B Pang, Elena A Takano, Reshma Vijayakumaran, Amina F A S Teunisse, Atara Posner, Tahlia Procter, Marco J Herold, Cristina Gamell, Jean-Christophe Marine, Stephen B Fox, Aart Jochemsen, Sue Haupt, Ygal Haupt
Mutation of the key tumour suppressor p53 defines a transition in the progression toward aggressive and metastatic breast cancer (BC) with the poorest outcome. Specifically, p53 mutation frequency exceeds 50% in Triple Negative BC (TNBC). Key regulators of mutant p53 that facilitate its oncogenic functions are potential therapeutic targets. We report here that the MDM4 protein is frequently abundant in the context of mutant p53 in basal-like BC samples. Importantly, we show that MDM4 plays a critical role in the proliferation of these BC cells...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096451/quantitative-relationships-between-lacz-mutant-frequency-and-dna-adduct-frequency-in-muta%C3%A2-mouse-tissues-and-cultured-cells-exposed-to-3-nitrobenzanthrone
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Paul A White, George R Douglas, David H Phillips, Volker M Arlt
The frequency of stable DNA adducts in a target tissue can be used to assess biologically effective dose; however, the utility of the metric in a risk assessment context depends on the likelihood that the DNA damage will be manifested as mutation. Previously, we employed the Muta™Mouse system to examine the induction of lacZ mutants and DNA adducts following exposure to the well-studied mutagenic carcinogen 3-nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA). In this follow-up work, we examined the empirical relationships between total adduct frequency and mutant frequency (MF) in tissues and cultured cells following acute 3-NBA exposure...
January 16, 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095352/the-relationship-of-rel-proto-oncogene-to-pathobiology-and-chemoresistance-in-follicular-and-transformed-follicular-lymphoma
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Xiaozhou Hu, Esra Baytak, Jinnan Li, Burcu Akman, Kaan Okay, Genfu Hu, Anna Scuto, Wenyan Zhang, Can Küçük
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a common type of indolent lymphoma that occasionally transforms to more aggressive B-cell lymphomas. These transformed follicular lymphomas (tFL) are often associated with chemoresistance whose mechanisms are currently unknown. REL, a proto-oncogene located on frequently amplified 2p16.1-p15 locus, promotes tumorigenesis in many cancer types through deregulation of the NF-κB pathway; however, its role in FL pathobiology or chemoresistance has not been addressed. Here, we evaluated REL gene copy number by q-PCR on FFPE FL tumor samples, and observed REL amplification in 30...
January 9, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094796/the-evolution-of-no-cost-resistance-at-sub-mic-concentrations-of-streptomycin-in-streptomyces-coelicolor
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Sanne Westhoff, Tim Marijn van Leeuwe, Omar Qachach, Zheren Zhang, Gilles Philippus van Wezel, Daniel Eric Rozen
At the high concentrations used in medicine, antibiotics exert strong selection on bacterial populations for the evolution of resistance. However, these lethal concentrations may not be representative of the concentrations bacteria face in soil, a recognition that has led to questions of the role of antibiotics in soil environments as well as the dynamics of resistance evolution during sublethal challenge. Here we examine the evolution of resistance to sub-minimal inhibitory concentrations (sub-MIC) of streptomycin in the filamentous soil bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor...
January 17, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094433/bmp15-knockout-like-effect-in-familial-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-with-persistent-ovarian-reserve
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Anne Mayer, Baptiste Fouquet, Michel Pugeat, Micheline Misrahi
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) affects 1-2% of women under 40 years. BMP15 variants have been described in POI. We studied a family with two sisters compound heterozygous for deletions in the BMP15 gene on chromosome Xp11.22 yielding a human "knockout-like" effect: a c.151_152delGA deletion yielded a p.Glu51IlefsTer27 mutation transmitted by the hemizygous father and a c.189_198delAGGGCATTCAinsTG deletion/insertion yielded a p.Glu64AlafsTer12 mutation transmitted by the heterozygous mother. Both deletions resulted in frameshifts with premature stop codons at positions 78 and 76 in the proregion, precluding mature BMP15 production...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093659/clinical-and-molecular-relevance-of-mutant-allele-tumor-heterogeneity-in-breast-cancer
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Ding Ma, Yi-Zhou Jiang, Xi-Yu Liu, Yi-Rong Liu, Zhi-Ming Shao
PURPOSE: Intra-tumor heterogeneity (ITH) plays a pivotal role in driving breast cancer progression and therapeutic resistance. We used a mutant-allele tumor heterogeneity (MATH) algorithm to measure ITH and explored its correlation with clinical parameters and multi-omics data. METHODS: We assessed 916 female breast cancer patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas. We calculated the MATH values from whole-exome sequencing data and further investigated their correlation with clinical characteristics, somatic mutations, somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs), and gene enrichment...
January 16, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093507/mosaic-expression-of-atrx-in-the-central-nervous-system-causes-memory-deficits
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Renee J Tamming, Jennifer R Siu, Yan Jiang, Marco A M Prado, Frank Beier, Nathalie G Bérubé
The rapid modulation of chromatin organization is thought to play a critical role in cognitive processes such as memory consolidation. This is supported in part by the dysregulation of many chromatin remodeling proteins in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. A key example is ATRX, an X-linked gene commonly mutated in individuals with syndromic and non-syndromic intellectual disability (ID). The consequences of Atrx inactivation on learning and memory have been difficult to evaluate due to the early lethality of hemizygous-null animals...
January 12, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093354/low-dose-resveratrol-ameliorates-mitochondrial-respiratory-dysfunction-and-enhances-cellular-reprogramming
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Yuki Mizuguchi, Hideyuki Hatakeyama, Kou Sueoka, Mamoru Tanaka, Yu-Ichi Goto
Mitochondrial disease is associated with a wide variety of clinical presentations, even among patients carrying heteroplasmic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations, probably because of variations in mutant mtDNA proportions at the tissue and organ levels. Although several case reports and clinical trials have assessed the effectiveness of various types of drugs and supplements for the treatment of mitochondrial diseases, there are currently no cures for these conditions. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that low dose resveratrol (RSV) ameliorated mitochondrial respiratory dysfunction in patient-derived fibroblasts carrying homoplasmic mtDNA mutations...
January 13, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093257/selective-preservation-of-cholinergic-mecp2-rescues-specific-rett-syndrome-like-phenotypes-in-mecp2-stop-mice
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Huanhuan Zhou, Wei Wu, Ying Zhang, Haiyang He, Zhefeng Yuan, Zhiwei Zhu, Zhengyan Zhao
RTT is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by growth regression, motor dysfunction, stereotypic hand movements, and autism features. Typical Rett syndrome (RTT) is predominantly caused by mutations in X-linked MeCP2 gene which encodes methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2). The brain-abundant MeCP2 protein mainly functions as a transcriptional regulator for neurodevelopment-associated genes. Specific functions of MeCP2 in certain neuron types remain to be known. Although cholinergic system is an important modulating system in brain, how MeCP2 in cholinergic neurons contribute to RTT has not been clearly understood...
January 13, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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