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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161273/enrichment-of-colorectal-cancer-associations-in-functional-regions-insight-for-using-epigenomics-data-in-the-analysis-of-whole-genome-sequence-imputed-gwas-data
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Stephanie A Bien, Paul L Auer, Tabitha A Harrison, Conghui Qu, Charles M Connolly, Peyton G Greenside, Sai Chen, Sonja I Berndt, Stéphane Bézieau, Hyun M Kang, Jeroen Huyghe, Hermann Brenner, Graham Casey, Andrew T Chan, John L Hopper, Barbara L Banbury, Jenny Chang-Claude, Stephen J Chanock, Robert W Haile, Michael Hoffmeister, Christian Fuchsberger, Mark A Jenkins, Suzanne M Leal, Mathieu Lemire, Polly A Newcomb, Steven Gallinger, John D Potter, Robert E Schoen, Martha L Slattery, Joshua D Smith, Loic Le Marchand, Emily White, Brent W Zanke, Goncalo R Abeçasis, Christopher S Carlson, Ulrike Peters, Deborah A Nickerson, Anshul Kundaje, Li Hsu
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of less frequent genetic variants and their effect on complex disease pose new challenges for genomic research. To investigate whether epigenetic data can be used to inform aggregate rare-variant association methods (RVAM), we assessed whether variants more significantly associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) were preferentially located in non-coding regulatory regions, and whether enrichment was specific to colorectal tissues. METHODS: Active regulatory elements (ARE) were mapped using data from 127 tissues and cell-types from NIH Roadmap Epigenomics and Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) projects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158380/anti-sirp%C3%AE-antibody-immunotherapy-enhances-neutrophil-and-macrophage-antitumor-activity
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Nan Guo Ring, Dietmar Herndler-Brandstetter, Kipp Weiskopf, Liang Shan, Jens-Peter Volkmer, Benson M George, Melanie Lietzenmayer, Kelly M McKenna, Tejaswitha J Naik, Aaron McCarty, Yunjiang Zheng, Aaron M Ring, Richard A Flavell, Irving L Weissman
Cancer immunotherapy has emerged as a promising therapeutic intervention. However, complete and durable responses are only seen in a fraction of patients who have cancer. A key factor that limits therapeutic success is the infiltration of tumors by cells of the myeloid lineage. The inhibitory receptor signal regulatory protein-α (SIRPα) is a myeloid-specific immune checkpoint that engages the "don't eat me" signal CD47 expressed on tumors and normal tissues. We therefore developed the monoclonal antibody KWAR23, which binds human SIRPα with high affinity and disrupts its binding to CD47...
November 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158348/galectin-1-a-jack-of-all-trades-in-the-resolution-of-acute-and-chronic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Victoria Sundblad, Luciano G Morosi, Jorge R Geffner, Gabriel A Rabinovich
Regulatory signals provide negative input to immunological networks promoting resolution of acute and chronic inflammation. Galectin-1 (Gal-1), a member of a family of evolutionarily conserved glycan-binding proteins, displays broad anti-inflammatory and proresolving activities by targeting multiple immune cell types. Within the innate immune compartment, Gal-1 acts as a resolution-associated molecular pattern by counteracting the synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines, inhibiting neutrophil trafficking, targeting eosinophil migration and survival, and suppressing mast cell degranulation...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158043/six-years-after-the-nrc-review-of-epa-s-draft-iris-toxicological-review-of-formaldehyde-regulatory-implications-of-new-science-in-evaluating-formaldehyde-leukemogenicity
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Kenneth A Mundt, P Robinan Gentry, Linda D Dell, Joseph V Rodricks, Paolo Boffetta
Shortly after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined that formaldehyde causes leukemia, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde, also concluding that formaldehyde causes leukemia. Peer review of the EPA Draft IRIS Assessment by a National Academy of Science committee noted that "causal determinations are not supported by the narrative provided in the draft" {NRC 2011}. They offered recommendations for improving the IRIS review and identified several important research gaps...
November 17, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157917/the-mediator-complex-in-genomic-and-non-genomic-signaling-in-cancer
#5
Hannah Weber, Michael J Garabedian
Mediator is a conserved, multi-subunit macromolecular machine divided structurally into head, middle, and tail modules, along with a transiently associating kinase module. Mediator functions as an integrator of transcriptional regulatory activity by interacting with DNA-bound transcription factors and with RNA polymerase II (Pol II) to both activate and repress gene expression. Mediator has been shown to affect multiple steps in transcription, including chromatin looping between enhancers and promoters, pre-initiation complex formation, transcriptional elongation, and mRNA splicing...
November 17, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157446/dynamic-visualization-of-multi-level-molecular-data-the-director-package-in-r
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Katherine Icay, Chengyu Liu, Sampsa Hautaniemi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: High-throughput measurement technologies have triggered a rise in large-scale cancer studies containing multiple levels of molecular data. While there are a number of efficient methods to analyze individual data types, there are far less that enhance data interpretation after analysis. We present the R package Director, a dynamic visualization approach to linking and interrogating multiple levels of molecular data after analysis for clinically meaningful, actionable insights...
January 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156836/the-role-of-rak-in-the-regulation-of-stability-and-function-of-brca1
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Jung-Lye Kim, Geun-Hyoung Ha, Loredana Campo, Mitchell F Denning, Tarun B Patel, Clodia Osipo, Shiaw-Yih Lin, Eun-Kyoung Breuer
BRCA1 is an important player in the DNA damage response signaling, and its deficiency results in genomic instability. A complete loss or significantly reduced BRCA1 protein expression is often found in sporadic breast cancer cases despite the absence of genetic or epigenetic aberrations, suggesting the existence of other regulatory mechanisms controlling BRCA1 protein expression. Herein, we demonstrate that Fyn-related kinase (Frk)/Rak plays an important role in maintaining genomic stability, possibly in part through positively regulating BRCA1 protein stability and function via tyrosine phosphorylation on BRCA1 Tyr1552...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156804/hotair-regulates-hk2-expression-by-binding-endogenous-mir-125-and-mir-143-in-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-progression
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Jian Ma, Yanxin Fan, Tingting Feng, Fangjun Chen, Zhipeng Xu, Suqing Li, Qingfeng Lin, Xiaoting He, Weihong Shi, Yang Liu, Xiufeng Cao, Bin Zhu, Zhihua Liu
Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignant cancers worldwide with a high death rate worldwide. Long non-coding RNA (LncRNA) has been recently demonstrated to play a critical role in ESCC. LncRNA HOTAIR played important regulatory roles in ESCC. We highlight the molecular mechanisms by which HOTAIR could influence the expression of Hexokinase 2 (HK2) in ESCC through binding miR-125 and miR-143 directly. Taken together, this study identified a functional lncRNA HOTAIR involved with regulation of glycolysis via miRNA-125/miRNA-143-HK2 in ESCC cells...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156771/novel-post-transcriptional-and-post-translational-regulation-of-pro-apoptotic-protein-bok-and-anti-apoptotic-protein-mcl-1-determine-the-fate-of-breast-cancer-cells-to-survive-or-die
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Benjamin Onyeagucha, Panneerdoss Subbarayalu, Nourhan Abdelfattah, Subapriya Rajamanickam, Santosh Timilsina, Rosa Guzman, Carla Zeballos, Vijay Eedunuri, Sanjay Bansal, Tabrez Mohammad, Yidong Chen, Ratna K Vadlamudi, Manjeet K Rao
Deregulation of apoptosis is central to cancer progression and a major obstacle to effective treatment. The Bcl-2 gene family members play important roles in the regulation of apoptosis and are frequently altered in cancers. One such member is pro-apoptotic protein Bcl-2-related Ovarian Killer (BOK). Despite its critical role in apoptosis, the regulation of BOK expression is poorly understood in cancers. Here, we discovered that miR-296-5p regulates BOK expression by binding to its 3'-UTR in breast cancers...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156765/network-directed-cis-mediator-analysis-of-normal-prostate-tissue-expression-profiles-reveals-downstream-regulatory-associations-of-prostate-cancer-susceptibility-loci
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Nicholas B Larson, Shannon K McDonnell, Zach Fogarty, Melissa C Larson, John Cheville, Shaun Riska, Saurabh Baheti, Alexandra M Weber, Asha A Nair, Liang Wang, Daniel O'Brien, Jaime Davila, Daniel J Schaid, Stephen N Thibodeau
Large-scale genome-wide association studies have identified multiple single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with risk of prostate cancer. Many of these genetic variants are presumed to be regulatory in nature; however, follow-up expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) association studies have to-date been restricted largely to cis-acting associations due to study limitations. While trans-eQTL scans suffer from high testing dimensionality, recent evidence indicates most trans-eQTL associations are mediated by cis-regulated genes, such as transcription factors...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156724/lncrna-pvt1-and-its-splicing-variant-function-as-competing-endogenous-rna-to-regulate-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-progression
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Tao Yang, Hui Zhou, Peijun Liu, Libin Yan, Weimin Yao, Ke Chen, Jin Zeng, Heng Li, Junhui Hu, Hua Xu, Zhangqun Ye
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) exert critical regulatory roles in the development and progression of several cancers. Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1), an lncRNA, was shown to be upregulated in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) in our study, while Kaplan-Meier curve and Cox regression analysis showed that high expression of PVT1 was associated with poor overall survival (OS) and disease free survival (DFS) in ccRCC patients. In vitro experiments revealed that PVT1 promoted renal cancer cell proliferation, migration, and invasion, while in vivo studies confirmed its oncogenic roles in ccRCC...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156722/whole-exome-sequencing-reveals-novel-mutations-and-epigenetic-regulation-in-hypopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Ping Wu, Honglong Wu, Yaoyun Tang, Shi Luo, Xing Fang, Chubo Xie, Jian He, Suping Zhao, Xiaofeng Wang, Jiajia Xu, Xi Chen, Dongfang Li, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang
Hypopharyngeal cancer (HPC) frequently presents at an advanced stage, resulting in poor prognosis. Although combined surgical therapy and chemoradiotherapy have improved the survival for patients with HPC over the past 3 decades, the mortality rate in late-stage diagnosis of HPC is unsatisfactory. In this study, we performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) of 23 hypopharyngeal tumor and paired adjacent normal tissue to identify novel candidate driver genes associated with hypopharyngeal carcinoma. We identified several copy number variants (CNVs) and 15 somatic mutation genes that were associated with hypopharyngeal carcinoma...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156697/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
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Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156680/vemurafenib-resistance-via-de-novo-rbm-genes-mutations-and-chromosome-5-aberrations-is-overcome-by-combined-therapy-with-palbociclib-in-thyroid-carcinoma-with-braf-v600e
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Zeus A Antonello, Nancy Hsu, Manoj Bhasin, Giovanni Roti, Mukta Joshi, Paul Van Hummelen, Emily Ye, Agnes S Lo, S Ananth Karumanchi, Christine R Bryke, Carmelo Nucera
Purpose: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most frequent endocrine tumor. BRAF(V600E) represents the PTC hallmark and is targeted with selective inhibitors (e.g. vemurafenib). Although there have been promising results in clinical trials using these inhibitors, most patients develop resistance and progress. Tumor clonal diversity is proposed as one mechanism underlying drug resistance. Here we have investigated mechanisms of primary and secondary resistance to vemurafenib in BRAF(WT/V600E)-positive PTC patient-derived cells with P16(-/-) (CDKN2A(-/-))...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156644/akt1-stimulates-homologous-recombination-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-a-rad51-dependent-manner
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Katharina Mueck, Simone Rebholz, Mozhgan Dehghan Harati, H Peter Rodemann, Mahmoud Toulany
Akt1 is known to promote non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ)-mediated DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair by stimulation of DNA-PKcs. In the present study, we investigated the effect of Akt1 on homologous recombination (HR)-dependent repair of radiation-induced DSBs in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells A549 and H460. Akt1-knockdown (Akt1-KD) significantly reduced Rad51 protein level, Rad51 foci formation and its colocalization with γH2AX foci after irradiation. Moreover, Akt1-KD decreased clonogenicity after treatment with Mitomycin C and HR repair, as tested by an HR-reporter assay...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156521/micrornas-as-novel-biomarkers-for-colorectal-cancer-new-outlooks
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REVIEW
Naghmeh Shirafkan, Behzad Mansoori, Ali Mohammadi, Navid Shomali, Mehri Ghasbi, Behzad Baradaran
Colorectal cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers with high mortality in the world. MicroRNAs are a class of small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression through targeting mRNAs. MicroRNAs involve in many biological and pathological processes such as cell growth, differentiation, apoptosis. etc. Dysregulation of miRNAs expression patterns have been reported in many tumors including Colorectal Cancer. Various studies indicate that miRNAs can be utilized as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for evaluation of tumor initiation, development, invasion, metastasis and response to chemotherapeutic drugs...
November 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155818/snail1-mediated-downregulation-of-foxa-proteins-facilitates-the-inactivation-of-transcriptional-enhancer-elements-at-key-epithelial-genes-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Sabine Jägle, Hauke Busch, Vivien Freihen, Sven Beyes, Monika Schrempp, Melanie Boerries, Andreas Hecht
Phenotypic conversion of tumor cells through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) requires massive gene expression changes. How these are brought about is not clear. Here we examined the impact of the EMT master regulator SNAIL1 on the FOXA family of transcription factors which are distinguished by their particular competence to induce chromatin reorganization for the activation of transcriptional enhancer elements. We show that the expression of SNAIL1 and FOXA genes is anticorrelated in transcriptomes of colorectal tumors and cell lines...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155240/matrix-metalloproteinases-a-challenging-paradigm-of-cancer-management
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REVIEW
Ali Alaseem, Khalid Alhazzani, Priya Dondapati, Saad Alobid, Anupam Bishayee, Appu Rathinavelu
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are members of zinc-dependent endopeptidases implicated in a variety of physiological and pathological processes. Over the decades, MMPs have been studied for their role in cancer progression, migration, and metastasis. As a result, accumulated evidence of MMPs incriminating role has made them an attractive therapeutic target. Early generations of broad-spectrum MMP inhibitors exhibited potent inhibitory activities, which subsequently led to clinical trials. Unexpectedly, these trials failed to meet the desired goals, mainly due to the lack of efficacy, poor oral bioavailability, and toxicity...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154757/macrophage-polarization-and-meta-inflammation
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REVIEW
Chuan Li, Maria M Xu, Kepeng Wang, Adam J Adler, Anthony T Vella, Beiyan Zhou
Chronic overnutrition and obesity induces low-grade inflammation throughout the body. Termed "meta-inflammation," this chronic state of inflammation is mediated by macrophages located within the colon, liver, muscle, and adipose tissue. A sentinel orchestrator of immune activity and homeostasis, macrophages adopt variable states of activation as a function of time and environmental cues. Meta-inflammation phenotypically skews these polarization states and has been linked to numerous metabolic disorders. The past decade has revealed several key regulators of macrophage polarization, including the signal transducer and activator of transcription family, the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, the CCAAT-enhancer-binding proteins (C/EBP) family, and the interferon regulatory factors...
November 3, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153034/advances-in-maldi-mass-spectrometry-within-drug-discovery
#20
Dale S Cornett, Michael D Scholle
Inhibition of NK and effector T-cell functions and activation of regulatory cell populations are the main immunosuppressive effects of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase1 (IDO1). By converting tryptophan (Trp) into kynurenine (Kyn), IDO1 is involved in the immune response homeostasis, and its dysregulated expression is described in immune-related pathologies, as tumors that hijack it to evade immune destruction. Thereby, IDO1 inhibitors are being developed to stimulate antitumor immune responses. Existing and standard quantitation methods of IDO1 substrate and metabolite(s) are based on the total level of Trp and its metabolites determined by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry analysis in human plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, and brain...
December 2017: SLAS Discovery
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