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PLoS One ; 14(8): e0221123, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31415669


Screening for theranostic biomarkers is mandatory for the therapeutic management of cutaneous melanoma. BRAF and NRAS genes must be tested in routine clinical practice. The methods used to identify these alterations must be sensitive to detect mutant alleles in a background of wild type alleles, and specific to identify the correct mutation. They should not require too much material, since in some cases the available samples are small biopsies. Finally, they should also be quick enough to allow a rapid therapeutic management of patients. Sixty five consecutive formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) melanoma samples were prospectively tested for BRAF mutations with the VE1 (anti-BRAF V600E) antibody and for both BRAF and NRAS mutations with the Idylla NRAS-BRAF-EGFR S492R Mutation Assay cartridges. Results were compared to our routine laboratory practice, allele specific amplification and/or Sanger sequencing and discordant cases confirmed by digital PCR. Excluding discordant by-design-mutations, system failures and DNA quantity or quality failures, BRAF IHC demonstrated an overall concordance of 89% for BRAF V600E mutation detection, the Idylla system gave a concordance of 100% for BRAF mutation detection and of 92.1% for NRAS mutation detection when compared to our reference. When discrepancies were observed, all routine results were confirmed by digital PCR. Finally, BRAF IHC positive predictive value (PPV) was of 82% and negative predictive value (NPV) of 92%. The Idylla cartridges showed a PPV and NPV of both 100% for BRAF mutation detection and a PPV and NPV of 100% and 87% respectively, for NRAS mutation detection. In conclusion, BRAF V600E immunohistochemistry is efficient for detecting the V600E mutation, but negative cases should be further evaluated by molecular approaches for other BRAF mutations. Since 3 NRAS mutations have not been detected by the Idylla NRAS-BRAF-EGFR S492R Mutation Assay, these cartridges should not be used as a substitute for traditional molecular methods in the conventional patient therapeutic care process without the expertise needed to have a critical view of the produced results.

Pediatr Dermatol ; 36(2): 242-246, 2019 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30762251


Early development of extensive acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a key feature in some patients who have hypochondroplasia (HCH) in association with FGFR3 mutations. We here report regarding five new patients with HCH who exhibited AN, and we compare their characteristics to the eight patients previously described in the literature. In these patients, the AN lesions began in childhood, and they were extensive. These lesions were located on the torso, the abdomen, and the face, in addition to the typical skin fold sites. Other skin lesions were frequently reported: café-au-lait macules, melanocytic nevi, lentigines, and seborrheic keratosis. The Lys650Thr mutation was the predominant reported mutation of FGFR3.

Acantose Nigricans/genética , Osso e Ossos/anormalidades , Nanismo/genética , Deformidades Congênitas dos Membros/genética , Lordose/genética , Receptor Tipo 3 de Fator de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Acantose Nigricans/complicações , Adulto , Criança , Nanismo/complicações , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Deformidades Congênitas dos Membros/complicações , Lordose/complicações , Masculino , Mutação , Fenótipo , Pele/patologia , Adulto Jovem
Am J Hum Genet ; 104(2): 213-228, 2019 02 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30639323


Primary defects in lung branching morphogenesis, resulting in neonatal lethal pulmonary hypoplasias, are incompletely understood. To elucidate the pathogenetics of human lung development, we studied a unique collection of samples obtained from deceased individuals with clinically and histopathologically diagnosed interstitial neonatal lung disorders: acinar dysplasia (n = 14), congenital alveolar dysplasia (n = 2), and other lethal lung hypoplasias (n = 10). We identified rare heterozygous copy-number variant deletions or single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) involving TBX4 (n = 8 and n = 2, respectively) or FGF10 (n = 2 and n = 2, respectively) in 16/26 (61%) individuals. In addition to TBX4, the overlapping ∼2 Mb recurrent and nonrecurrent deletions at 17q23.1q23.2 identified in seven individuals with lung hypoplasia also remove a lung-specific enhancer region. Individuals with coding variants involving either TBX4 or FGF10 also harbored at least one non-coding SNV in the predicted lung-specific enhancer region, which was absent in 13 control individuals with the overlapping deletions but without any structural lung anomalies. The occurrence of rare coding variants involving TBX4 or FGF10 with the putative hypomorphic non-coding SNVs implies a complex compound inheritance of these pulmonary hypoplasias. Moreover, they support the importance of TBX4-FGF10-FGFR2 epithelial-mesenchymal signaling in human lung organogenesis and help to explain the histopathological continuum observed in these rare lethal developmental disorders of the lung.