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J Clin Endocrinol Metab ; 104(4): 1272-1282, 2019 04 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30423170

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CONTEXT: Epigenetic alterations may play a role in the development and behavior of pituitary neuroendocrine tumors (PitNETs). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of methylation of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) on their gene expression and on the behavior of PitNETs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used methylation-specific multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification and quantitative real-time PCR techniques to analyze the DNA-promoter hypermethylation and gene expression of 35 TSGs in 105 PitNETs. We defined functionality, size, and invasiveness of tumors according to their clinical manifestations, Hardy's classification, and MRI invasiveness of the cavernous sinus, respectively. RESULTS: We observed different methylation patterns among PitNET subtypes. The methylation status of TP73 correlated negatively with its gene expression in the overall series (P = 0.013) and in some subtypes. MSH6 and CADM1 showed higher methylation frequency in macroadenomas than in microadenomas in the overall series and in corticotroph PitNETs (all P ≤ 0.053). ESR1 and RASSF1 were more highly methylated in noninvasive than in invasive tumors in the overall series (P = 0.054 and P = 0.031, respectively) and in the gonadotroph subtype (P = 0.055 and P = 0.050, respectively). ESR1 and CASP8 appeared more hypermethylated in functioning than in silent corticotroph tumors (P = 0.034 and P = 0.034, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: DNA methylation of TSGs has a selective effect on their gene expression and on the growth and invasiveness of PitNETs. Its involvement in their functionality is biased because all silent operated tumors are macroadenomas, whereas all operated microadenomas are functioning ones. Therefore, the subtypes of PitNETs should be considered different entities.


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Epigênese Genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Genes Supressores de Tumor , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/genética , Neoplasias Hipofisárias/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Metilação de DNA , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/patologia , Hipófise/patologia , Neoplasias Hipofisárias/patologia , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Carga Tumoral/genética , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 12(3): e0174305, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28355283

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There is an unambiguous association of Streptococcus gallolyticus infection with colorectal cancer, although there is limited information about epidemiology or interaction between molecular and environmental factors. We performed an original quantitative analysis of S. gallolyticus in unselected colorectal cancer patients (n = 190) and their association with clinical, pathological tumor molecular profiles (microsatellite instability, hypermethylator phenotype and chromosomal instability pathways), and other biological factors in colorectal tumor and normal tissues (cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus infection). We developed a new quantitative method to assess bacterial load. Analytical validation was reached with a very high sensitivity and specificity. Our results showed a 3.2% prevalence of S. gallolyticus infection in our unselected cohort of colorectal cancer cases (6/190). The average S. gallolyticus copy number was 7,018 (range 44-34,585). No previous reports relating to S. gallolyticus infection have been published for unselected cohorts of patients. Finally, and despite a low prevalence of S. gallolyticus in this study, we were able to define a specific association with tumor tissue (p = 0.03) and with coinfection with Epstein-Barr virus (p = 0.042; OR: 9.49; 95% IC: 1.1-82.9). The prevalence data provided will be very useful in the design of future studies, and will make it possible to estimate the sample size needed to assess precise objectives. In conclusion, our results show a low prevalence of S. gallolyticus infection in unselected colorectal cancer patients and an association of positive S. gallolyticus infection with tumor tissue and Epstein-Barr virus coinfection. Further studies will be needed to definitively assess the prevalence of S. gallolyticus in colorectal cancer and the associated clinicopathological and molecular profiles.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/microbiologia , Infecções Estreptocócicas/complicações , Streptococcus gallolyticus/fisiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Colo/microbiologia , Colo/patologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infecções Estreptocócicas/genética
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J Gene Med ; 19(4)2017 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28306219

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BACKGROUND: We identified a new and a recurrent POLD1 mutation associated with predisposition to colorectal cancer (CRC). We characterized the molecular and clinical nature of the potential POLD1 founder mutation in families from Valencia (Spain). METHODS: Clinical and molecular data were collected from four independent families known to have a POLD1 Leu474Pro mutation. To establish its founder effect, haplotype construction was performed using 14 flanking POLD1 polymorphic markers. We calculated penetrance estimates and clinical expressivity, globally and stratified by age and sex. RESULTS: We included 32 individuals from the four families: 20 carriers and 12 noncarriers. A common haplotype was identified in these families in a region comprising 2,995 Mb, confirming L474P as the first founder POLD1 mutation identified. Thirteen tumors diagnosed in 10 POLD1 carriers: eight CRC, three endometrial and two other tumors were considered. The median age of cancer onset for POLD1 mutation carriers was 48 years. The observed penetrance was 50% and the cumulative risk at age of 50 years was 30%. CONCLUSIONS: The findings of the present study contribute to a better understanding of CRC genetics in the Spanish population. The clinical phenotype for this mutation is similar to that in Lynch syndrome. Future studies using next generation sequencing with large gene panels for any hereditary cancer condition will offer the possibility of detecting POLE/POLD1 mutations in unsuspected clinical situations, demonstrating a more real and unbiased picture of the associated phenotype.


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DNA Polimerase III/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Efeito Fundador , Genética Populacional , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/genética , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Haplótipos , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Masculino , Repetições de Microssatélites , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Penetrância , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Vigilância da População , Espanha , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Cancer ; 15: 240, 2015 Apr 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25885658

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BACKGROUND: Colorectal carcinoma is a common cause of cancer. Adjuvant treatments include: 5-fluorouracil administered together with folinic acid, or more recently, oral fluoropyrimidines such as capecitabine, in combination with oxaliplatin or irinotecan. Metastatic colorectal cancer patients can benefit from other additional treatments such as cetuximab or bevacizumab. METHODS: Using cell culture techniques, we isolated clonal populations from primary cultures of ascitic effusion derived from a colon cancer patient and after several passages an established cell line, HGUE-C-1, was obtained. Genetic analysis of HGUE-C-1 cells was performed by PCR of selected exons and sequencing. Cell proliferation studies were performed by MTT assays and cell cycle analyses were performed by flow cytometry. Retinoblastoma activity was measured by luciferase assays and proteins levels and activity were analysed by Western blot or immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: We have established a new cell line from ascitic efussion of a colon cancer patient who did not respond to 5-fluorouracil or irinotecan. HGUE-C-1 cells did not show microsatellite instability and did not harbour mutations in KRAS, BRAF, PI3KCA or TP53. However, these cells showed loss of heterozygosity affecting Adenomatous Polyposis Coli and nuclear staining of ß-catenin protein. The HGUE-C-1 cell line was sensitive to erlotinib, gefitinib, NVP-BEZ235, rapamycin and trichostatin, among other drugs, but partially resistant to heat shock protein inhibitors and highly resistant to AZD-6244 and oxaliplatin, even though the patient from which this cell line was derived had not been exposed to these drugs. Molecular characterization of this cell line revealed low expression levels and activity of Retinoblastoma protein and elevated basal levels of Erk1/2 activity and p70S6K expression and activity, which may be related to chemoresistance mechanisms. CONCLUSIONS: HGUE-C-1 represents a novel and peculiar colon carcinoma model to study chemoresistance to chemotherapeutic agents and to novel anti-neoplasic drugs that interrupt signalling pathways such as the APC/ßcatenin, Ras/Raf/Mek/Erk, PI3K/mTOR/p70S6K pathways as well as histone regulation mechanisms.


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Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/metabolismo , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Biomarcadores , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Mutação , Fenótipo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais
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Eur J Cancer ; 50(13): 2241-50, 2014 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24953332

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Individuals with tumours showing mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency not linked to germline mutations or somatic methylation of MMR genes have been recently referred as having 'Lynch-like syndrome' (LLS). The genetic basis of these LLS cases is unknown. MUTYH-associated polyposis patients show some phenotypic similarities to Lynch syndrome patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of germline MUTYH mutations in a large series of LLS patients. METHODS: Two hundred and twenty-five probands fulfilling LLS criteria were included in this study. Screening of MUTYH recurrent mutations, whole coding sequencing and a large rearrangement analysis were undertaken. Age, sex, clinical, pathological and molecular characteristics of tumours including KRAS mutations were assessed. RESULTS: We found a prevalence of 3.1% of MAP syndrome in the whole series of LLS (7/225) and 3.9% when only cases fulfilling clinical criteria were considered (7/178). Patients with MUTYH biallelic mutations had more adenomas than monoallelic (P=0.02) and wildtype patients (P<0.0001). Six out of nine analysed tumours from six biallelic MUTYH carriers harboured KRAS-p.G12C mutation. This mutation was found to be associated with biallelic MUTYH germline mutation when compared with reported series of unselected colorectal cancer cohorts (P<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: A proportion of unexplained LLS cases is caused by biallelic MUTYH mutations. The obtained results further justify the inclusion of MUTYH in the diagnostic strategy for Lynch syndrome-suspected patients.


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Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/genética , DNA Glicosilases/genética , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras) , Proteínas ras/genética
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PLoS One ; 8(11): e79737, 2013.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24244552

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BACKGROUND: Lynch syndrome (LS) is a hereditary condition that increases the risk for endometrial and other cancers. The identification of endometrial cancer (EC) patients with LS has the potential to influence life-saving interventions. We aimed to study the prevalence of LS among EC patients in our population. METHODS: Universal screening for LS was applied for a consecutive series EC. Tumor testing using microsatellite instability (MSI), immunohistochemistry (IHC) for mismatch-repair (MMR) protein expression and MLH1-methylation analysis, when required, was used to select LS-suspicious cases. Sequencing of corresponding MMR genes was performed. RESULTS: One hundred and seventy-three EC (average age, 63 years) were screened. Sixty-one patients (35%) had abnormal IHC or MSI results. After MLH1 methylation analysis, 27 cases were considered suspicious of LS. From these, 22 were contacted and referred for genetic counseling. Nineteen pursued genetic testing and eight were diagnosed of LS. Mutations were more frequent in younger patients (<50 yrs). Three cases had either intact IHC or MSS and reinforce the need of implement the EC screening with both techniques. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of LS among EC patients was 4.6% (8/173); with a predictive frequency of 6.6% in the Spanish population. Universal screening of EC for LS is recommended.


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Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/complicações , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/epidemiologia , Neoplasias do Endométrio/complicações , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Metilação de DNA , Reparo de Erro de Pareamento de DNA , Neoplasias do Endométrio/diagnóstico , Feminino , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteína 1 Homóloga a MutL , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Prevalência
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PLoS One ; 7(1): e30812, 2012.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-22292045

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In colorectal cancer (CRC), an inherited susceptibility risk affects about 35% of patients, whereas high-penetrance germline mutations account for <6% of cases. A considerable proportion of sporadic tumors could be explained by the coinheritance of multiple low-penetrance variants, some of which are common. We assessed the susceptibility to CRC conferred by genetic variants at the TGFBR1 locus. We analyzed 14 polymorphisms and the allele-specific expression (ASE) of TGFBR1 in 1025 individuals from the Spanish population. A case-control study was undertaken with 504 controls and 521 patients with sporadic CRC. Fourteen polymorphisms located at the TGFBR1 locus were genotyped with the iPLEX Gold (MassARRAY-Sequenom) technology. Descriptive analyses of the polymorphisms and haplotypes and association studies were performed with the SNPator workpackage. No relevant associations were detected between individual polymorphisms or haplotypes and the risk of CRC. The TGFBR1*9A/6A polymorphism was used for the ASE analysis. Heterozygous individuals were analyzed for ASE by fragment analysis using cDNA from normal tissue. The relative level of allelic expression was extrapolated from a standard curve. The cutoff value was calculated with Youden's index. ASE was found in 25.4% of patients and 16.4% of controls. Considering both bimodal and continuous types of distribution, no significant differences between the ASE values of patients and controls were identified. Interestingly, a combined analysis of the polymorphisms and ASE for the association with CRC occurrence revealed that ASE-positive individuals carrying one of the most common haplotypes (H2: 20.7%) showed remarkable susceptibility to CRC (RR: 5.25; 95% CI: 2.547-5.250; p<0.001) with a synergy factor of 3.7. In our study, 54.1% of sporadic CRC cases were attributable to the coinheritance of the H2 haplotype and TGFBR1 ASE. These results support the hypothesis that the allelic architecture of cancer genes, rather than individual polymorphisms, more accurately defines the CRC risk.


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Carcinoma/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Epistasia Genética/fisiologia , Loci Gênicos , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento Transformadores beta/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma/epidemiologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Neoplasias Colorretais/epidemiologia , Feminino , Loci Gênicos/genética , Loci Gênicos/fisiologia , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo Genético/fisiologia , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/fisiologia , Receptor do Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta Tipo I , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento Transformadores beta/fisiologia , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Med Genet ; 12: 12, 2011 Jan 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21247423

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BACKGROUND: Lynch syndrome (LS) is an autosomal dominant inherited cancer syndrome characterized by early onset cancers of the colorectum, endometrium and other tumours. A significant proportion of DNA variants in LS patients are unclassified. Reports on the pathogenicity of the c.1852_1853AA>GC (p.Lys618Ala) variant of the MLH1 gene are conflicting. In this study, we provide new evidence indicating that this variant has no significant implications for LS. METHODS: The following approach was used to assess the clinical significance of the p.Lys618Ala variant: frequency in a control population, case-control comparison, co-occurrence of the p.Lys618Ala variant with a pathogenic mutation, co-segregation with the disease and microsatellite instability in tumours from carriers of the variant. We genotyped p.Lys618Ala in 1034 individuals (373 sporadic colorectal cancer [CRC] patients, 250 index subjects from families suspected of having LS [revised Bethesda guidelines] and 411 controls). Three well-characterized LS families that fulfilled the Amsterdam II Criteria and consisted of members with the p.Lys618Ala variant were included to assess co-occurrence and co-segregation. A subset of colorectal tumour DNA samples from 17 patients carrying the p.Lys618Ala variant was screened for microsatellite instability using five mononucleotide markers. RESULTS: Twenty-seven individuals were heterozygous for the p.Lys618Ala variant; nine had sporadic CRC (2.41%), seven were suspected of having hereditary CRC (2.8%) and 11 were controls (2.68%). There were no significant associations in the case-control and case-case studies. The p.Lys618Ala variant was co-existent with pathogenic mutations in two unrelated LS families. In one family, the allele distribution of the pathogenic and unclassified variant was in trans, in the other family the pathogenic variant was detected in the MSH6 gene and only the deleterious variant co-segregated with the disease in both families. Only two positive cases of microsatellite instability (2/17, 11.8%) were detected in tumours from p.Lys618Ala carriers, indicating that this variant does not play a role in functional inactivation of MLH1 in CRC patients. CONCLUSIONS: The p.Lys618Ala variant should be considered a neutral variant for LS. These findings have implications for the clinical management of CRC probands and their relatives.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/genética , Mutação , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/classificação , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/epidemiologia , Família , Genótipo , Humanos , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Proteína 1 Homóloga a MutL
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J Mol Diagn ; 12(6): 765-70, 2010 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-20864635

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The standard genetic test for Lynch syndrome (LS) frequently reveals an absence of pathogenic mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes known to be associated with LS. It was recently shown that germ line deletions in the last exons of EPCAM are involved in the etiology of LS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of EPCAM deletions in a Spanish population and the clinical implications of deletion. Probands from 501 families suspected of having LS were enrolled in the study. Twenty-five cases with MSH2 loss were identified: 10 had mutations of MSH2, five had mutations of MSH6, and 10 did not show MSH2/MSH6 mutations. These 25 cases were analyzed for EPCAM deletions using multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification, and deletions were mapped using long-range PCR analysis. One subject with no MSH2/MSH6 mutations had a large deletion in the EPCAM locus that extended for 8.7 kb and included exons 8 and 9. The tumor exhibited MSH2 promoter hypermethylation. EPCAM deletion analysis followed by MSH2 methylation testing of the tumor is a fast low-cost procedure that can be used to identify mutations that cause LS. We propose that this procedure be incorporated into clinical genetic analysis strategies and present a decision-support flow diagram for the diagnosis of LS.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/genética , Reparo de Erro de Pareamento de DNA/genética , Testes Genéticos/métodos , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Deleção de Sequência , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Adulto , Sequência de Bases , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/patologia , Metilação de DNA , Análise Mutacional de DNA/métodos , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Molécula de Adesão da Célula Epitelial , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Proteína 1 Homóloga a MutL , Proteína 2 Homóloga a MutS/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Linhagem , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Espanha
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BMC Cancer ; 9: 406, 2009 Nov 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-19930569

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BACKGROUND: The Int7G24A variant of transforming growth factor-beta receptor type I (TGFBR1) has been shown to increase the risk for kidney, ovarian, bladder, lung and breast cancers. Its role in colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been established. The aims of this study were to assess the association of TGFBR1*Int7G24A variant with CRC occurrence, patient age, gender, tumour location and stage. METHODS: We performed a case-control study with 504 cases of sporadic CRC; and 504 non-cancerous age, gender and ethnically matched controls. Genotyping analysis was performed using allelic discrimination assay by real time PCR. RESULTS: The Int7G24A variant was associated with increased CRC incidence in an additive model of inheritance (P for trend = 0.005). No significant differences were found between Int7G24A genotypes and tumour location or stage. Interestingly, the association of the Int7G24A variant with CRC risk was significant in men (odds ratio 4.10 with 95% confidence intervals 1.41-11.85 for homozygous individuals; P for trend = 0.00023), but not in women. We also observed an increase in susceptibility to CRC for individuals aged less than 70 years. CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that the Int7G24A variant represents a risk factor for CRC in the male Spanish population.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento Transformadores beta/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Receptor do Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta Tipo I , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Espanha
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BMC Cancer ; 9: 193, 2009 Jun 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-19538729

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BACKGROUND: TGF-beta receptor type I is a mediator of growth inhibitory signals. TGFBR1*6A (rs11466445) is a common polymorphic variant of the TGF-beta receptor I gene and has been associated with tumour susceptibility. Nevertheless, the role of this polymorphism as a risk factor for colorectal cancer is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the association between TGFBR1*6A and colorectal cancer, age, sex, tumour location and tumour stage in a Spanish population. METHODS: The case-control study involved 800 Spanish subjects: 400 sporadic colorectal cancer patients and 400 age-, sex-, and ethnic-matched controls. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95% CI) for the TGFBR1*6A polymorphism were calculated using unconditional logistic regression adjusted for age and sex. Analysis of somatic mutations at the GCG repeat of TGFBR1 exon 1 and germline allele-specific expression were also conducted to obtain further information on the contribution of the TGFBR1*6A allele to CRC susceptibility. RESULTS: There was no statistically significant association between the TGFBR1*6A allele and CRC (p > 0.05). The OR was 1.147 (95% CI: 0.799-1.647) for carriers of the TGFBR1*6A allele and 0.878 (95% CI: 0.306-2.520) for homozygous TGFBR1*6A individuals compared with the reference. The frequency of the polymorphism was not affected by age, sex or tumour stage. The TGFBR1*6A allele was more prevalent among colon tumour patients than among rectal tumour patients. Tumour somatic mutations were found in only two of 69 cases (2.9%). Both cases involved a GCG deletion that changed genotype 9A/9A in normal DNA to genotype 9A/8A. Interestingly, these two tumours were positive for microsatellite instability, suggesting that these mutations originated because of a deficient DNA mismatch repair system.Allele-specific expression of the 9A allele was detected in seven of the 14 heterozygous 9A/6A tumour cases. This could have been caused by linkage disequilibrium of the TGFBR1*6A allele with mutations that cause allele-specific expression, as was recently suggested. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the TGFBR1*6A allele does not confer an increased risk of colorectal cancer in the Spanish population.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento Transformadores beta/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Éxons , Feminino , Mutação da Fase de Leitura , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo Genético , Receptor do Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta Tipo I , Espanha
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Clin. transl. oncol. (Print) ; 8(5): 306-312, mayo 2006. tab
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-047676

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Exocrine pancreatic cancer is one of the neoplasiaswith a worse prognosis, with conventional treatmentshaving little impact on disease outcome.Research and genomic high-throughput technologyis continuously expanding our knowledge of pancreascancer biology. Characterization of geneticand epigenetic alterations in pancreatic tumors hasallowed a better understanding of the progressionmodel of the disease at the molecular level. The developmentof new therapeutic approaches with target-oriented agents is been tested in the preclinicaland clinical settings. This review updates the currentavailable data on pancreatic cancer molecularbiology


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Humanos , Técnicas de Diagnóstico Molecular/métodos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Marcadores Genéticos , Genes p53 , Quinases Ciclina-Dependentes/análise , Genes Supressores de Tumor , Epigênese Genética , Terapia Baseada em Transplante de Células e Tecidos
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