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#1
Anna Escuder
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July 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820749/surgical-pathology-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-practical-implications-of-morphologic-and-molecular-heterogeneity-for-precision-medicine
#2
Gregory W Charville, Teri A Longacre
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract, exhibits diverse histologic and clinical manifestations. With its putative origin in the gastrointestinal pacemaker cell of Cajal, GIST can arise in association with any portion of the tubular gastrointestinal tract. Morphologically, GISTs are classified as spindled or epithelioid, though each of these subtypes encompasses a broad spectrum of microscopic appearances, many of which mimic other histologic entities...
August 17, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815922/the-pregnancy-in-neurofibromatosis-1-a-retrospective-register-based-total-population-study
#3
Jussi Leppävirta, Roope A Kallionpää, Elina Uusitalo, Tero Vahlberg, Minna Pöyhönen, Susanna Timonen, Juha Peltonen, Sirkku Peltonen
The objective of this retrospective total population study was to form a view of the pregnancies of the patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). A cohort of 1,410 Finnish patients with NF1 was acquired by searching NF1-related inpatient and outpatient hospital visits and confirming the diagnoses by reviewing the medical records. Ten matched control persons per patient with NF1 were collected from Population Register Centre. Study persons were linked to data from Medical Birth Register and Care Register for Health Care through the personal identity code...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814319/constipation-in-adults-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#4
Cecilie Ejerskov, Klaus Krogh, John R Ostergaard, Janne L Fassov, Annette Haagerup
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal-dominant disease characterised by symptoms of the skin, eyes, nervous system and bones. A previous study indicated that constipation, large rectal diameters and prolonged colorectal transit times are common in children with NF1. The aim of the present study was to investigate and compare the prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in adult patients with NF1 to their unaffected relatives serving as the control group. Patients with NF1 were recruited from one of two Danish National Centres of Expertise for NF1 and their unaffected relatives were invited to participate as controls...
August 16, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813519/expression-and-inhibition-of-brd4-ezh2-and-top2a-in-neurofibromas-and-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
#5
Azadeh Amirnasr, Rob M Verdijk, Patricia F van Kuijk, Walter Taal, Stefan Sleijfer, Erik A C Wiemer
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are rare, highly aggressive sarcomas that can occur spontaneously or from pre-existing plexiform neurofibromas in neurofibromatosis type1 (NF1) patients. MPNSTs have high local recurrence rates, metastasize easily, are generally resistant to therapeutic intervention and frequently fatal for the patient. Novel targeted therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Standard treatment for patients presenting with advanced disease is doxorubicin based chemotherapy which inhibits the actions of the enzyme topoisomerase IIα (TOP2A)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809766/crispr-cas9-editing-of-nf1-gene-identifies-crmp2-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-nf1-related-pain-that-is-reversed-by-s-lacosamide
#6
Aubin Moutal, Xiaofang Yang, Wennan Li, Kerry B Gilbraith, Shizhen Luo, Song Cai, Liberty François-Moutal, Lindsey A Chew, Seul Ki Yeon, Shreya S Bellampalli, Chaoling Qu, Jennifer Y Xie, Mohab M Ibrahim, May Khanna, Ki Duk Park, Frank Porreca, Rajesh Khanna
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a rare autosomal dominant disease linked to mutations of the Nf1 gene. NF1 patients commonly experience severe pain. Studies on mice with Nf1 haploinsufficiency have been instructive in identifying sensitization of ion channels as a possible cause underlying the heightened pain suffered by NF1 patients. However, behavioral assessments of Nf1+/- mice have led to uncertain conclusions about the potential causal role of Nf1 in pain. We used the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/(CRISPR)-associated 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) genome editing system to create and mechanistically characterize a novel rat model of NF1-related pain...
July 3, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806346/optic-pathway-gliomas-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-an-update-surveillance-treatment-indications-and-biomarkers-of-vision
#7
Peter M K de Blank, Michael J Fisher, Grant T Liu, David H Gutmann, Robert Listernick, Rosalie E Ferner, Robert A Avery
Optic pathway gliomas (OPGs) occur in 15%-20% of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), leading to visual deficits in fewer than half of these individuals. The goal of chemotherapy is to preserve vision, but vision loss in NF1-associated OPG can be unpredictable. Determining which child would benefit from chemotherapy and, equally important, which child is better observed without treatment can be difficult. Unfortunately, despite frequent imaging and ophthalmologic evaluations, some children experience progressive vision loss before treatment...
September 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805815/aav-mediated-direct-in-vivo-crispr-screen-identifies-functional-suppressors-in-glioblastoma
#8
Ryan D Chow, Christopher D Guzman, Guangchuan Wang, Florian Schmidt, Mark W Youngblood, Lupeng Ye, Youssef Errami, Matthew B Dong, Michael A Martinez, Sensen Zhang, Paul Renauer, Kaya Bilguvar, Murat Gunel, Phillip A Sharp, Feng Zhang, Randall J Platt, Sidi Chen
A causative understanding of genetic factors that regulate glioblastoma pathogenesis is of central importance. Here we developed an adeno-associated virus-mediated, autochthonous genetic CRISPR screen in glioblastoma. Stereotaxic delivery of a virus library targeting genes commonly mutated in human cancers into the brains of conditional-Cas9 mice resulted in tumors that recapitulate human glioblastoma. Capture sequencing revealed diverse mutational profiles across tumors. The mutation frequencies in mice correlated with those in two independent patient cohorts...
August 14, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801450/genomic-analysis-of-hairy-cell-leukemia-identifies-novel-recurrent-genetic-alterations
#9
Benjamin H Durham, Bartlomiej Getta, Sascha Dietrich, Justin Taylor, Helen Won, James M Bogenberger, Sasinya Scott, Eunhee Kim, Young Rock Chung, Stephen S Chung, Jennifer Hüllein, Tatjana Walther, Lu Wang, Sydney X Lu, Christopher C Oakes, Raoul Tibes, Torsten Haferlach, Barry S Taylor, Martin S Tallman, Michael F Berger, Jae H Park, Thorsten Zenz, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Classical hairy cell leukemia (cHCL) is characterized by a near 100% frequency of the BRAFV600E mutation while ~30% of variant HCL (vHCL) have MAP2K1 mutations. However, recurrent genetic alterations cooperating with BRAFV600E or MAP2K1 mutations in HCL, as well as those in MAP2K1- wildtype vHCL, are not well defined. We therefore performed deep targeted mutational and copy number analysis of cHCL (n=53) and vHCL (n=8). The most common genetic alteration in cHCL outside of BRAFV600E was heterozygous loss of chromosome 7q, the minimally deleted region of which targeted wildtype BRAF, subdividing cHCL into those hemizygous versus heterozygous for the BRAFV600E mutation...
August 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799319/ataxia-in-a-young-female
#10
R Jayanthi, K Monica, K Raja, C S Gauthaman, P P Arunkumar
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a genetically inherited disorder characterized by the presence of multiple central nervous system tumours, most pathognomonic being bilateral vestibular schwannomas with or without peripheral manifestations in the form of cataract or cutaneous neurofibromas. NF2 is an uncommon disorder compared to NF1. We describe a classical case of neurofibromatosis type 2 with florid clinical manifestations and characteristic neuroimaging features. We also briefly describe the literature pertaining to this rare disorder...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796925/neurological-comorbidity-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#11
Keiko Hirabaru, Muneaki Matsuo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of central nervous system comorbidities in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). METHODS: We performed a nationwide survey to investigate neurological comorbidities in 3-15-year-old children with NF1 in Japan by sending questionnaires to pediatricians and pediatric neurologists. A secondary questionnaire was sent to the parents of identified NF1 patients to assess neurological comorbidities including headache, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-Rating Scale (RS), and the Social Responsiveness Scale -2...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783719/tumours-with-class-3-braf-mutants-are-sensitive-to-the-inhibition-of-activated-ras
#12
Zhan Yao, Rona Yaeger, Vanessa S Rodrik-Outmezguine, Anthony Tao, Neilawattie M Torres, Matthew T Chang, Matthias Drosten, Huiyong Zhao, Fabiola Cecchi, Todd Hembrough, Judith Michels, Hervé Baumert, Linde Miles, Naomi M Campbell, Elisa de Stanchina, David B Solit, Mariano Barbacid, Barry S Taylor, Neal Rosen
Approximately 200 BRAF mutant alleles have been identified in human tumours. Activating BRAF mutants cause feedback inhibition of GTP-bound RAS, are RAS-independent and signal either as active monomers (class 1) or constitutively active dimers (class 2). Here we characterize a third class of BRAF mutants-those that have impaired kinase activity or are kinase-dead. These mutants are sensitive to ERK-mediated feedback and their activation of signalling is RAS-dependent. The mutants bind more tightly than wild-type BRAF to RAS-GTP, and their binding to and activation of wild-type CRAF is enhanced, leading to increased ERK signalling...
August 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777149/malignant-melanoma-presenting-as-thoracic-midline-malignancy-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-features
#13
Keluo Yao, Weiqiang Zhao, Saeed Bajestani, Alejandro Gru, Gregory Otterson, Konstantin Shilo
Because of rarity, clinicopathologic and genomic profiles of noncutaneous malignant melanoma (MM) are not well characterized. In this study, we provide a detailed evaluation of 6 cases of MM presenting as thoracic midline malignancy. The tumors occurred in 6 white patients (5 males and 1 female; medium age, 71.5 y; range, 55 to 81 y). At presentation, the disease was confined to the chest (6/6) with 4 cases subsequently showing brain metastasis. All 6 tumors featured epithelioid and 1 case also spindle cell morphology...
August 2, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776749/psychosocial-functioning-self-image-and-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adolescents-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#14
S Cipolletta, G Spina, A Spoto
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic disorder associated with neurocutaneus manifestations, as well as attention and learning problems. The aim of this study was to examine the psychosocial functioning, quality of life, and self-image of children with NF1. METHOD: Two hundred forty participants were recruited, comprising 60 children and adolescents with NF1, 60 parents of children with NF1, 60 children and adolescents without NF1, and 60 parents of children without NF1...
August 3, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776571/expanded-molecular-profiling-of-myxofibrosarcoma-reveals-potentially-actionable-targets
#15
Ellen Heitzer, Sandra Sunitsch, Magdalena M Gilg, Birgit Lohberger, Beate Rinner, Karl Kashofer, Nicole Stündl, Peter Ulz, Joanna Szkandera, Andreas Leithner, Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger
Myxofibrosarcomas are morphologically heterogeneous soft tissue sarcomas lacking a specific immunohistochemical expression profile and recurrent genetic changes. The study was designed to gain further insights into the molecular landscape of myxofibrosarcomas by targeted re-sequencing of known cancer driver hotspot mutations and the analysis of genomewide somatic copy number alterations. A well-defined group of myxofibrosarcomas, including myxofibrosarcomas G1 (n=6), myxofibrosarcomas G3 (n=7), myxofibrosarcomas with morphologically heterogeneous and independently selectable G1 and G3 areas within a tumor (n=8), and myxofibrosarcomas G3 with subsequent tumor recurrence (n=1) or metastatic disease (n=3) were evaluated...
August 4, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776093/identification-of-an-atypical-microdeletion-generating-the-rnf135-suz12-chimeric-gene-and-causing-a-position-effect-in-an-nf1-patient-with-overgrowth
#16
Luca Ferrari, Giulietta Scuvera, Arianna Tucci, Donatella Bianchessi, Francesco Rusconi, Francesca Menni, Elena Battaglioli, Donatella Milani, Paola Riva
Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) microdeletion syndrome, which is present in 4-11% of NF1 patients, is associated with a severe phenotype as it is caused by the deletion of NF1 and other genes in the 17q11.2 region. The variable expressivity of the disease makes it challenging to establish genotype-phenotype correlations, which also affects prognosis and counselling. We here describe a 3-year-old NF1 patient with an atypical deletion and a complex phenotype. The patient showed overgrowth, café au lait spots, inguinal freckling, and neurological abnormalities...
August 3, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768910/sexual-dimorphism-in-glioma-glycolysis-underlies-sex-differences-in-survival
#17
Joseph E Ippolito, Aldrin Kay-Yuen Yim, Jingqin Luo, Prakash Chinnaiyan, Joshua B Rubin
The molecular bases for sex differences in cancer remain undefined and how to incorporate them into risk stratification remains undetermined. Given sex differences in metabolism and the inverse correlation between fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake and survival, we hypothesized that glycolytic phenotyping would improve glioma subtyping. Using retrospectively acquired lower-grade glioma (LGG) transcriptome data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), we discovered male-specific decreased survival resulting from glycolytic gene overexpression...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767512/dissecting-the-role-of-the-crmp2-neurofibromin-complex-on-pain-behaviors
#18
Aubin Moutal, Yue Wang, Xiaofang Yang, Yingshi Ji, Shizhen Luo, Angie Dorame, Shreya S Bellampalli, Lindsey A Chew, Song Cai, Erik T Dustrude, James E Keener, Michael T Marty, Todd W Vanderah, Rajesh Khanna
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a genetic disorder linked to inactivating mutations or homozygous deletion of the Nf1 gene, is characterized by tumorigenesis, cognitive dysfunction, seizures, migraine, and pain. Omic studies on human NF1 tissues identified an increase in expression of collapsin response mediator protein 2 (CRMP2), a cytosolic protein reported to regulate the trafficking and activity of presynaptic N-type voltage-gated calcium (Cav2.2) channels. Since neurofibromin, the protein product of the Nf1 gene, binds to and inhibits CRMP2, the neurofibromin-CRMP2 signaling cascade will likely affect Ca2+ channel activity and regulate nociceptive neurotransmission and in vivo responses to noxious stimulation...
July 31, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767180/improved-union-and-bone-strength-in-a-mouse-model-of-nf1-pseudarthrosis-treated-with-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-zoledronic-acid
#19
Nikita Deo, Tegan L Cheng, Kathy Mikulec, Lauren Peacock, David G Little, Aaron Schindeler
Tibial pseudarthrosis associated with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an orthopedic condition with consistently poor clinical outcomes. Using a murine model that features localized double inactivation of the Nf1 gene in an experimental tibial fracture, we tested the effects of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) and/or the bisphosphonate zoledronic acid (ZA). Tibiae were harvested at 3 weeks for analysis, at which time there was negligible healing in un-treated control fractures (7% union)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762137/a-clinicopathologic-study-of-head-and-neck-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
#20
Adepitan A Owosho, Cherry L Estilo, Joseph M Huryn, Ping Chi, Cristina R Antonescu
Head and neck high grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (HN-MPNSTs) are rare highly aggressive soft tissue sarcomas that show overlapping morphologic and immunophenotypic features with melanoma and other high grade sarcomas, resulting in diagnostic challenges, particularly in sporadic settings. Recent discoveries have implicated loss of function mutations in the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) components, including EED or SUZ12 genes, as one of the leading pathogenetic mechanisms in high grade MPNST...
July 31, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
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