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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651004/a-human-endogenous-retrovirus-derived-gene-that-can-contribute-to-oncogenesis-by-activating-the-erk-pathway-and-inducing-migration-and-invasion
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Cécile Lemaître, Jhen Tsang, Caroline Bireau, Thierry Heidmann, Marie Dewannieux
Endogenous retroviruses are cellular genes of retroviral origin captured by their host during the course of evolution and represent around 8% of the human genome. Although most are defective and transcriptionally silenced, some are still able to generate retroviral-like particles and proteins. Among these, the HERV-K(HML2) family is remarkable since its members have amplified relatively recently and many of them still have full length coding genes. Furthermore, they are induced in cancers, especially in melanoma, breast cancer and germ cell tumours, where viral particles, as well as the envelope protein (Env), can be detected...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650993/a-novel-potential-biomarker-for-metabolic-syndrome-in-chinese-adults-circulating-protein-disulfide-isomerase-family-a-member-4
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Chu-Yen Chien, Yi-Jen Hung, Yi-Shing Shieh, Chang-Hsun Hsieh, Chieh-Hua Lu, Fu-Huang Lin, Sheng-Chiang Su, Chien-Hsing Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) family members are specific endoplasmic reticulum proteins that are involved in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases including neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and obesity. However, the metabolic effects of PDIA4 remain unclear in humans. The aims of this study were to investigate the associations of serum PDIA4 with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Chinese adults. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 669 adults (399 men and 270 women) were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650466/ror2-mediated-alternative-wnt-signaling-regulates-cell-fate-and-adhesion-during-mammary-tumor-progression
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K Roarty, A D Pfefferle, C J Creighton, C M Perou, J M Rosen
Cellular heterogeneity is a common feature in breast cancer, yet an understanding of the coexistence and regulation of various tumor cell subpopulations remains a significant challenge in cancer biology. In the current study, we approached tumor cell heterogeneity from the perspective of Wnt pathway biology to address how different modes of Wnt signaling shape the behaviors of diverse cell populations within a heterogeneous tumor landscape. Using a syngeneic TP53-null mouse model of breast cancer, we identified distinctions in the topology of canonical Wnt β-catenin-dependent signaling activity and non-canonical β-catenin-independent Ror2-mediated Wnt signaling across subtypes and within tumor cell subpopulations in vivo...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649882/neratinib-for-the-treatment-of-her2-positive-early-stage-breast-cancer
#4
Isabel Echavarria, Sara López-Tarruella, Iván Márquez-Rodas, Yolanda Jerez, Miguel Martin
Despite the advances in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer, resistance to actual chemotherapeutic regimens eventually occurs. Neratinib, an orally available pan-inhibitor of the ERBB family, represents an interesting new option for early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer. Areas covered: In this article, the development of neratinib, with a special focus on its potential value in the treatment of early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer, has been reviewed. For this purpose, a literature search was conducted, including preclinical studies, early-phase trials in advanced cancer with neratinib in monotherapy and in combination, and phase II and large phase III trials in the early setting...
June 26, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649871/the-potential-role-of-nintedanib-in-treating-colorectal-cancer
#5
Antonio Rossi, Tiziana Pia Latiano, Paola Parente, Cinzia Chiarazzo, Filomena Limosani, Gabriele Di Maggio, Evaristo Maiello
Angiogenesis leads to the growth, progression, and metastases of a variety of solid tumors, including metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), involving particularly the family of vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) and their receptors (VEGFR). Several anti-angiogenic inhibitors are already registered for mCRC therapy: bevacizumab, aflibercept, ramucirumab, regorafenib. Nintedanib is a new triple angiokinase oral inhibitor that potently blocks the proangiogenic pathways mediated by VEGFR, platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR), and fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)...
June 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649742/genotranscriptomic-meta-analysis-of-the-chd-family-chromatin-remodelers-in-human-cancers-initial-evidence-of-an-oncogenic-role-for-chd7
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Xiaofang Chu, Xuhui Guo, Yuanyuan Jiang, Huimei Yu, Lanxin Liu, Wenqi Shan, Zeng-Quan Yang
Chromodomain helicase DNA binding proteins (CHD) are characterized by N-terminal tandem chromodomains and a central ATP-dependent helicase domain. CHDs govern the cellular machinery's access to DNA, thereby playing critical roles in various cellular processes including transcription, proliferation, and DNA damage repair. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that mutation and dysregulation of CHDs are implicated in the pathogenesis of developmental disorders and cancer. However, we know little about genomic and transcriptomic alterations and the clinical significance of most CHDs in human cancer...
June 26, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649662/the-contribution-of-pathogenic-variants-in-breast-cancer-susceptibility-genes-to-familial-breast-cancer-risk
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Thomas P Slavin, Kara N Maxwell, Jenna Lilyquist, Joseph Vijai, Susan L Neuhausen, Steven N Hart, Vignesh Ravichandran, Tinu Thomas, Ann Maria, Danylo Villano, Kasmintan A Schrader, Raymond Moore, Chunling Hu, Bradley Wubbenhorst, Brandon M Wenz, Kurt D'Andrea, Mark E Robson, Paolo Peterlongo, Bernardo Bonanni, James M Ford, Judy E Garber, Susan M Domchek, Csilla Szabo, Kenneth Offit, Katherine L Nathanson, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Fergus J Couch
Understanding the gene-specific risks for development of breast cancer will lead to improved clinical care for those carrying germline mutations in cancer predisposition genes. We sought to detail the spectrum of mutations and refine risk estimates for known and proposed breast cancer susceptibility genes. Targeted massively-parallel sequencing was performed to identify mutations and copy number variants in 26 known or proposed breast cancer susceptibility genes in 2134 BRCA1/2-negative women with familial breast cancer (proband with breast cancer and a family history of breast or ovarian cancer) from a largely European-Caucasian multi-institutional cohort...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649653/an-alternative-model-for-breast-cancer-predisposition
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Erik Teugels, Sylvia De Brakeleer
While environmental factors can greatly increase cancer risk, it is clear that an individual's genetic constitution has strong impact on tumor formation. Hereby we present an alternative cancer predisposition model built on the assumption that efficiencies of DNA maintenance mechanisms in normal cells are similar but not identical for each person. Small variations in an individual's genetic constitution may result in slightly increased genomic instability and generate typical mutational signatures in normal cells...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649642/disparities-in-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-use-among-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Younji Kim, Anne Marie McCarthy, Mirar Bristol, Katrina Armstrong
Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy use has increased over the past decades among women with early-stage breast cancer. Racial differences in contralateral prophylactic mastectomy use are well described, but with unclear causes. This study examined contralateral prophylactic mastectomy use among black and white women and the contribution of differences in perceived risk to differences in use. We surveyed women diagnosed with early-stage unilateral breast cancer between ages 41-64 in Pennsylvania and Florida between 2007-2009 to collect data on breast cancer treatment, family history, education, income, insurance, and perceived risk...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649509/fabry-disease-four-case-reports-of-meningioma-and-a-review-of-the-literature-on-other-malignancies
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Beth L Thurberg, Dominique P Germain, Fernando Perretta, Iulia E Jurca-Simina, Juan M Politei
Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by loss of function mutations in the GLA gene at Xq22 with subsequent functional deficiency of alpha-galactosidase A, resulting in the accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (GL-3 or Gb3) in multiple cells types throughout the body. As with other rare metabolic disorders, little is known about the incidence of malignancies in these populations and the relationship to the underlying disease, if any. We report the occurrence of meningioma in four female patients with Fabry disease...
June 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649369/recent-advances-in-understanding-contextual-tgf%C3%AE-signaling
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REVIEW
Arshad Ayyaz, Liliana Attisano, Jeffrey L Wrana
The appearance of the first animal species on earth coincides with the emergence of transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) pathways. The evolution of these animals into more complex organisms coincides with a progressively increased TGFβ repertoire through gene duplications and divergence, making secreted TGFβ molecules the largest family of morphogenetic proteins in humans. It is therefore not surprising that TGFβ pathways govern numerous aspects of human biology from early embryonic development to regeneration, hematopoiesis, neurogenesis, and immunity...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649368/wnt-target-genes-and-where-to-find-them
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REVIEW
Aravinda-Bharathi Ramakrishnan, Ken M Cadigan
Wnt/β-catenin signaling is highly conserved throughout metazoans, is required for numerous essential events in development, and serves as a stem cell niche signal in many contexts. Misregulation of the pathway is linked to several human pathologies, most notably cancer. Wnt stimulation results in stabilization and nuclear import of β-catenin, which then acts as a transcriptional co-activator. Transcription factors of the T-cell family (TCF) are the best-characterized nuclear binding partners of β-catenin and mediators of Wnt gene regulation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648376/sam68-allows-selective-targeting-of-human-cancer-stem-cells
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Yannick D Benoit, Ryan R Mitchell, Ruth M Risueño, Luca Orlando, Borko Tanasijevic, Allison L Boyd, Lili Aslostovar, Kyle R Salci, Zoya Shapovalova, Jennifer Russell, Masakatsu Eguchi, Diana Golubeva, Monica Graham, Anargyros Xenocostas, Michael R Trus, Ronan Foley, Brian Leber, Tony J Collins, Mickie Bhatia
Targeting of human cancer stem cells (CSCs) requires the identification of vulnerabilities unique to CSCs versus healthy resident stem cells (SCs). Unfortunately, dysregulated pathways that support transformed CSCs, such as Wnt/β-catenin signaling, are also critical regulators of healthy SCs. Using the ICG-001 and CWP family of small molecules, we reveal Sam68 as a previously unappreciated modulator of Wnt/β-catenin signaling within CSCs. Disruption of CBP-β-catenin interaction via ICG-001/CWP induces the formation of a Sam68-CBP complex in CSCs that alters Wnt signaling toward apoptosis and differentiation induction...
June 21, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648170/-specialized-palliative-care-in-denmark-lacks-capacity-and-accessibility
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Helle Timm, Tina Broby Mikkelsen, Lene Jarlbæk
Specialized palliative care (SPC) has a core task in providing palliative care to patients and the families of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. SPC-units also support the generalist palliative care level. In spring 2016, Denmark had a capacity of 55 units comprising hospices, palliative care teams and palliative hospital wards, which is an insufficient number according to the European Association for Palliative Care recommendations. Despite many non-cancer deaths, 96% of the patients receiving SPC have cancer...
June 26, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648146/emerging-roles-of-protein-disulfide-isomerase-in-cancer
#15
Eunyoug Lee, Do Hee Lee
Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) family is a group of multifunctional endoplasmic reticulum (ER) enzymes mediating the formation of disulfide bonds, catalyzing the cysteine-based redox reactions and assisting the quality control of the client proteins. Recent structural and functional studies have demonstrated that PDI members not only play an essential role in the proteostasis in the ER but also exert diverse effects in numerous human diseases including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Increasing evidence suggests that PDI is actively involved in the proliferation, survival, and metastasis of several types of cancer cells...
June 26, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647964/-association-between-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-bard1-gene-and-brca1-gene-mutation-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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W L Liu, J Z Zhao, Z Z Wang, B Dong, Y Y Hou, X X Wu, Y J Guo
Objective: To investigate the relationship between single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of BARD1 gene and BRCA1 gene in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Methods: Nineteen EOC patients with BRCA1 gene mutation and 50 EOC cases without BRCA1 gene mutation between January 2016 and October 2016 were collected, and all EOC were diagnosed by pathological method. BARD1 gene variants were detected by next generation sequencing (NGS). The SNP of BARD1 gene was analyzed by Pearson linear correlation. Logistic regression analysis was used to research the clinicopathologic features and BRCA1 gene mutation associated with BARD1 gene SNP...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647934/colorectal-and-endometrial-cancer-risk-and-age-at-diagnosis-in-blmash-mutation-carriers
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Hagit Schayek, Yael Laitman, Lior H Katz, Elon Pras, Liat Ries-Levavi, Frida Barak, Eitan Friedman
BACKGROUND: Biallelic BLM gene mutation carriers are at an increased risk for cancer, including colorectal cancer (CRC). Whether heterozygous BLM gene mutations confer an increased cancer risk remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate CRC and endometrial cancer risk in BLM heterozygous mutation carriers. METHODS: Jewish Ashkenazim at high risk for colon or endometrial cancer and endometrial cancer cases unselected for family history were genotyped for the BLMAsh predominant mutation...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647884/fluoxetine-induces-apoptosis-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-via-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-activation-and-histone-hyperacetylation-in-sk-n-be-2-m17-human-neuroblastoma-cells
#18
Ji Hyun Choi, Yeon Ju Jeong, Ah-Ran Yu, Kyung-Sik Yoon, Wonchae Choe, Joohun Ha, Sung Soo Kim, Eui-Ju Yeo, Insug Kang
Fluoxetine (FLX) is an antidepressant drug that belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. FLX is known to induce apoptosis in multiple types of cancer cells. In this study, the molecular mechanisms underlying the anti-cancer effects of FLX were investigated in SK-N-BE(2)-M17 human neuroblastoma cells. FLX induced apoptotic cell death, activation of caspase-4, -9, and -3, and expression of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-associated proteins, including C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP)...
June 24, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647805/a-comprehensive-health-profile-of-guyanese-immigrants-aged-18-64-in-schenectady-new-york
#19
Akiko S Hosler, Jamie R Kammer
Guyanese immigrants are the 5th largest foreign-born group in NY State, but sparse literature is available on their health status and health needs. A community-based health interview survey of Schenectady NY residents aged 18-64 (N = 1861) was analyzed. Bivariate comparisons between Guyanese respondents and White, Black, and Hispanic respondents were made for each variable to identify disparities. As predominantly low SES immigrants, Guyanese adults were less likely to be covered by health insurance, have a usual place for care, and receive cancer screenings...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647765/epidemiology-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-target-population-for-surveillance-and-diagnosis
#20
REVIEW
An Tang, Oussama Hallouch, Victoria Chernyak, Aya Kamaya, Claude B Sirlin
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Incidence rates of liver cancer vary widely between geographic regions and are highest in Eastern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. In the United States, the incidence of HCC has increased since the 1980s. HCC detection at an early stage through surveillance and curative therapy has considerably improved the 5-year survival. Therefore, medical societies advocate systematic screening and surveillance of target populations at particularly high risk for developing HCC to facilitate early-stage detection...
June 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
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