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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616573/yap-and-the-hippo-pathway-in-pediatric-cancer
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Atif A Ahmed, Abdalla D Mohamed, Melissa Gener, Weijie Li, Eugenio Taboada
The Hippo pathway is an important signaling pathway that controls cell proliferation and apoptosis. It is evolutionarily conserved in mammals and is stimulated by cell-cell contact, inhibiting cell proliferation in response to increased cell density. During early embryonic development, the Hippo signaling pathway regulates organ development and size, and its functions result in the coordinated balance between proliferation, apoptosis, and differentiation. Its principal effectors, YAP and TAZ, regulate signaling by the embryonic stem cells and determine cell fate and histogenesis...
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599697/paraneoplastic-cushing-syndrome-due-to-wilm-s-tumor
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Mahwish Faizan, Jaida Manzoor, Muhammad Saleem, Saadia Anwar, Qaiser Mehmood, Ambreen Hameed, Agha Shabbir Ali
Paraneoplastic syndromes are rare disorders that are triggered by an altered immune system response to neoplasm. Paraneoplastic syndromes may be the first or the most prominent manifestations of cancer. Wilm's tumor is the most frequent pediatric renal malignancy and usually presents with abdominal mass. Unusual presentations like acquired von Willebrand disease, sudden death due to pulmonary embolism and Cushing syndrome have been described in the literature. Cushing syndrome, as the presenting symptom of a malignant renal tumor in children, is a very rare entity...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576587/-is-nephron-sparing-surgery-relevant-for-unilateral-wilms-tumors
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T Tricard, I Lacreuse, V Louis, A Schneider, Y Chaussy, L Soler, R Moog, H Lang, D Jacqmin, F Becmeur
BACKGROUND: Wilms tumors (WTs) are the most frequent renal tumors in children. Radical nephrectomy (RN) remains the gold-standard surgical treatment for this type of cancer. Excellent results in overall survival (>90%) make it possible to consider nephronic preservation. The objective of this systematic review is to evaluate the relevance of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for the treatment of nonsyndromic unilateral Wilms tumor (UWT) in children. METHODS: Articles in English related to "unilateral Wilms tumor, unilateral nephroblastoma, partial nephrectomy, nephron-sparing surgery, renal function" identified in the Medline library were screened and data were extracted to perform a qualitative systematic review...
May 30, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567073/quantitative-assessment-of-wilms-tumor-1-expression-by-real-time-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-patients-with-acute-myeloblastic-leukemia
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Hossein Ayatollahi, Mohammad Hadi Sadeghian, Mahmood Naderi, Amir Hossein Jafarian, Seyyede Fatemeh Shams, Neda Motamedirad, Maryam Sheikhi, Afsane Bahrami, Sepideh Shakeri
BACKGROUND: The Wilms tumor 1 (WT1) gene is originally defined as a tumor suppressor gene and a transcription factor that overexpressed in leukemic cells. It is highly expressed in more than 80% of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, both in bone marrow (BM) and in peripheral blood (PB), and it is used as a powerful and independent marker of minimal residual disease (MRD); we have determined the expression levels of the WT1 by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RQ-PCR) in PB and BM in 126 newly diagnosed AML patients...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535856/chlamydia-trachomatis-induces-an-upregulation-of-molecular-biomarkers-podoplanin-wilms-tumour-gene-1-osteopontin-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-human-mesothelial-cells
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Anna De Filippis, Elisabetta Buommino, Marina Di Domenico, Antonia Feola, Raffaella Brunetti-Pierri, Antonietta Rizzo
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most prevalent infection of the genital tract in women worldwide. C. trachomatis has a tendency to cause persistent infection and induce a state of chronic inflammation, which has been reported to play a role in carcinogenesis. We report that persistent C. trachomatis infection increases the expression of inflammatory tumour cytokines and upregulates molecular biomarkers such as podoplanin, Wilms' tumour gene 1 and osteopontin in primary cultures of mesothelial cells (Mes1) and human mesothelioma cells (NCI)...
May 23, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534317/wt1-alternative-splicing-role-of-its-isoforms-in-neuroblastoma
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REVIEW
Daniela Maria Rasà, Agata Grazia D'Amico, Grazia Maugeri, Sebastiano Cavallaro, Velia D'Agata
Wilms tumor 1 (WT1), a tumor suppressor gene, was originally identified in the homonymous renal neoplasm but is also involved in other cancers. Its function is still unclear, since it acts both as a pro- and an anti-oncogene. At least 14 WT1 transcriptional variants have been described; yet most investigations have focused on a small number of isoforms. We describe their structural features and review the evidence of their involvement in cancer with emphasis on neuroblastoma. In future, full characterization of all WT1 isoforms is expected to identify new molecular tumor markers and/or therapeutic targets...
June 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521631/immunohistochemical-profile-of-myc-protein-in-pediatric-small-round-blue-cell-tumors
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Karen M Chisholm, Chandra Krishnan, Amy Heerema-McKenney, Yasodha Natkunam
Deregulation of MYC oncoprotein in cancers can result from multiple oncogenic mechanisms. Although MYC translocations define Burkitt lymphoma and MYC protein expression is a poor prognostic factor in undifferentiated neuroblastomas, the distribution of MYC protein (c-MYC) across other pediatric small round blue cell tumors (SRBCT) has not been well characterized. We undertook this study to assess MYC protein expression in a large cohort of pediatric lymphomas, sarcomas, and other SRBCT. Tissue microarrays containing 302 SRBCT were successfully evaluated by immunohistochemistry using anti-MYC clone Y69, with nuclear positivity scored as 0%, 1%-25%, 26%-50%, 51%-75%, or 76%-100%...
June 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498419/mir-590-regulates-wt1-during-proliferation-of-g401-cells
#8
Liyi Hong, Xu Zhao, Xuejun Shao, Hong Zhu
Nephroblastoma (Wilms' tumor) is frequently associated with mortality in children. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important for tumor development serving as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. In the present study, miRNA‑590 (miR‑590) was identified to be upregulated in Wilms' tumor tissues compared with the normal adjacent tissues. Additionally, the levels of miR‑590 were consistent with their clinical stage. Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) was considered to be a tumor suppressor in certain tumor types, and it has been detected at low expression levels in various types of cancer with high cell proliferation and aggressive behavior...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493322/three-year-cancer-incidence-in-blantyre-malawi-2008-2010
#9
Steady J D Chasimpha, D Maxwell Parkin, Leo Masamba, Charles P Dzamalala
In this paper, we present incidence rates of different cancers calculated for the population of Blantyre, Malawi for the period 2008-2010, using data from the Malawi Cancer Registry. Active methods were used for case finding, with standard checks for accuracy and validity performed in CanReg 4. During this 3-year period, a total of 3,711 cases were registered comprising 1,643 men (an estimated age-standardized incidence rate (ASR) of 169.8 per 100,000) and 2,068 women (ASR 238.7 per 10(5) ). Kaposi sarcoma (KS) was the most common cancer in men (40...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481647/the-predictive-value-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-in-wilms-tumor-immunopathogenesis
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Marla Karine Amarante, Carlos Eduardo Coral de Oliveira, Carolina Batista Ariza, Alberto Yoichi Sakaguchi, Cintya Mayumi Ishibashi, Maria Angelica Ehara Watanabe
Wilms tumor is the most common kidney malignancy in children, especially in children aged less than 6 years. Although therapeutic approach has reached successful rates, there is still room for improvement. Considering the tumor microenvironment, cytokines represent important elements of interaction and communication between tumor cells, stroma, and immune cells. In this regard, the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) family members play significant functions in physiological and pathological conditions, particularly in cancer...
May 8, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449403/effects-of-malnutrition-on-treatment-related-morbidity-and-survival-of-children-with-cancer-in-nicaragua
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Allison K Pribnow, Roberta Ortiz, Luis Fulgencio Báez, Luvy Mendieta, Sandra Luna-Fineman
BACKGROUND: Most children with cancer live in resource-limited countries where malnutrition is often prevalent. We identified the relationship between malnutrition and treatment-related morbidity (TRM), abandonment of therapy, and survival of children with cancer in Nicaragua to better inform targeted nutritional interventions. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective review of patients aged 6 months to 18 years with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), Wilms tumor, Hodgkin lymphoma, or Burkitt lymphoma (BL) who were treated between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2007 at Children's Hospital Manuel de Jesus Rivera in Managua, Nicaragua...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445865/associations-between-lmo1-gene-polymorphisms-and-wilms-tumor-susceptibility
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Guo-Chang Liu, Zhen-Jian Zhuo, Shi-Bo Zhu, Jinhong Zhu, Wei Jia, Zhang Zhao, Jin-Hua Hu, Jing He, Feng-Hua Wang, Wen Fu
Wilms' tumor is the most common childhood renal malignancy. A genome-wide association study identified LIM domain only 1 (LMO1) as having oncogenic potential. We examined the associations between LMO1 gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to Wilms' tumor. In this hospital-based, case-control study, we recruited 145 children with Wilms' tumor and 531 cancer-free children. Four polymorphisms (rs110419 A>G, rs4758051 G>A, rs10840002 A>G and rs204938 A>G) were genotyped using Taqman methodology. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to measure the associations between selected polymorphisms and Wilms' tumor susceptibility...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435676/understanding-cd8-t-cell-responses-toward-the-native-and-alternate-hla-a-02-01-restricted-wt1-epitope
#13
Thi Ho Nguyen, Amabel Cl Tan, Sue D Xiang, Anne Goubier, Kim L Harland, E Bridie Clemens, Magdalena Plebanski, Katherine Kedzierska
The Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) antigen is expressed in solid and hematological malignancies, but not healthy tissues, making it a promising target for cancer immunotherapies. Immunodominant WT1 epitopes, the native HLA-A2/WT1126-134 (RMFPNAPYL) (HLA-A2/RMFPNAPYL epitope (WT1A)) and its modified variant YMFPNAPYL (HLA-A2/YMFPNAPYL epitope (WT1B)), can induce WT1-specific CD8(+) T cells, although WT1B is more stably bound to HLA-A*02:01. Here, to further determine the benefits of those two targets, we assessed the naive precursor frequencies; immunogenicity and cross-reactivity of CD8(+) T cells directed toward these two WT1 epitopes...
March 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419299/pregnancy-and-labor-complications-in-female-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-the-british-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Raoul C Reulen, Chloe J Bright, David L Winter, Miranda M Fidler, Kwok Wong, Joyeeta Guha, Julie S Kelly, Clare Frobisher, Angela B Edgar, Roderick Skinner, W Hamish B Wallace, Mike M Hawkins
Background: Female survivors of childhood cancer treated with abdominal radiotherapy who manage to conceive are at risk of delivering premature and low-birthweight offspring, but little is known about whether abdominal radiotherapy may also be associated with additional complications during pregnancy and labor. We investigated the risk of developing pregnancy and labor complications among female survivors of childhood cancer in the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS). Methods: Pregnancy and labor complications were identified by linking the BCCSS cohort (n = 17 980) to the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for England...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413640/clinicopathological-examination-of-dipeptidase-1-expression-in-colorectal-cancer
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Kazunoshin Tachibana, Motonobu Saito, Jun-Ichi Imai, Emi Ito, Yuka Yanagisawa, Reiko Honma, Katsuharu Saito, Jin Ando, Tomoyuki Momma, Shinji Ohki, Tohru Ohtake, Shinya Watanabe, Satoshi Waguri, Seiichi Takenoshita
Dipeptidase 1 (DPEP1) is a zinc-dependent metalloproteinase that is fundamental in glutathione and leukotriene metabolism. DPEP1 was initially considered as a tumor suppressor gene in Wilms' tumor and breast cancer. However, it has been reported that DPEP1 is upregulated in colorectal cancers (CRCs) and high DPEP1 expression levels are associated with poorer patient survival. The role of DPEP1 genes in CRC, as well as their expression, requires investigation. Therefore, the present study investigated DPEP1 expression using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction or immunohistochemistry on surgically resected samples from CRC cases, and further examined the biological significance of DPEP1 by comparing the expression of the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers, including epithelial cadherin and Vimentin to clarify the function of DPEP1 in CRC, particularly in metastasis...
April 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390675/promotion-of-wilms-tumor-cells-migration-and-invasion-by-mono-2-ethyhexyl-phthalate-mehp-via-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signals
#16
Zhansheng Wang, Minkun Shao, Yulu Liu
Wilms tumor is a pediatric kidney cancer associated with inactivation of the WT1 tumor-suppressor gene in 5-10% of cases. There is an urgent need to illustrate risk factors which can trigger the motility of Wilms tumor cells. Our present study revealed that mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) exposure can significantly increase the in vitro migration and invasion of G401 and WiT49 cells. Real time PCR and western blot analysis revealed that MEHP treatment can increase the expression of metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9, while had no effect on the expression of MMP-1, MMP-3, or MMP-12...
May 25, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366834/the-wilms-tumor-protein-wt1-stimulates-transcription-of-the-gene-encoding-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-5-igfbp5
#17
Miriam Müller, Anja Bondke Persson, Katharina Krueger, Karin M Kirschner, Holger Scholz
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding proteins (IGFBPs) constitute a family of six secreted proteins that regulate the signaling of insulin-like growth factors (IGFs). IGFBP5 is the most conserved family member in vertebrates and the major IGF binding protein in bone. IGFBP5 is required for normal development of the musculoskeletal system, and various types of cancer frequently express high levels of IGFP5. Here we identify the gene encoding IGFBP5 as a novel downstream target of the Wilms tumor protein WT1...
July 1, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359249/autophagy-inhibition-in-childhood-nephroblastoma-and-the-therapeutic-significance
#18
Lin-Jie Li, Yi-Long Wang, Lin-Qing Yuan, Wei-Zhong Gu, Kun Zhu, Min Yang, Duo Zhou, Yao Lv, Min-Ju Li, Zheng-Yan Zhao, Jin-Hu Wang, Xi Chen
Autophagy is a physiological pathway characterized by lysosome-dependent self-digestion to recycle damaged or superfluous cellular content. Deregulation of autophagy hampers the maintenance of cellular homeostasis and contributes to tumorigenesis. However, during anticancer therapy, autophagy activation contributes to development of resistance. Thus autophagy has been recognized as an important pathway and a therapeutic target in cancer. Nephroblastoma (Wilm's tumor) is a common childhood malignancy, the prognosis of the metastatic and relapsed cases remains poor...
March 30, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358317/the-mycn-protein-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
María Victoria Ruiz-Pérez, Aine Brigette Henley, Marie Arsenian-Henriksson
MYCN is a member of the MYC family of proto-oncogenes. It encodes a transcription factor, MYCN, involved in the control of fundamental processes during embryonal development. The MYCN protein is situated downstream of several signaling pathways promoting cell growth, proliferation and metabolism of progenitor cells in different developing organs and tissues. Conversely, deregulated MYCN signaling supports the development of several different tumors, mainly with a childhood onset, including neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilms' tumor, but it is also associated with some cancers occurring during adulthood such as prostate and lung cancer...
March 30, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345629/wt1-expression-in-breast-cancer-disrupts-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-balance-of-tumour-cells-and-correlates-with-the-metabolic-response-to-docetaxel
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Mara Artibani, Andrew H Sims, Joan Slight, Stuart Aitken, Anna Thornburn, Morwenna Muir, Valerie G Brunton, Jorge Del-Pozo, Linda R Morrison, Elad Katz, Nicholas D Hastie, Peter Hohenstein
WT1 is a transcription factor which regulates the epithelial-mesenchymal balance during embryonic development and, if mutated, can lead to the formation of Wilms' tumour, the most common paediatric kidney cancer. Its expression has also been reported in several adult tumour types, including breast cancer, and usually correlates with poor outcome. However, published data is inconsistent and the role of WT1 in this malignancy remains unclear. Here we provide a complete study of WT1 expression across different breast cancer subtypes as well as isoform specific expression analysis...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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