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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238380, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866185

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Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is characterized by a complex tumor environment with a wide diversity of infiltrating stromal and immune cell types that impact the tumor response to conventional treatments. However, even in this poorly responsive tumor the extent of T cell infiltration as determined by quantitative immunohistology is a candidate prognostic factor for patient outcome. As such, even more comprehensive immunophenotyping of the tumor environment, such as immune cell type deconvolution via inference models based on gene expression profiling, holds significant promise. We hypothesized that RNA-Seq can provide a comprehensive alternative to quantitative immunohistology for immunophenotyping pancreatic cancer. We performed RNA-Seq on a prospective cohort of pancreatic tumor specimens and compared multiple approaches for gene expression-based immunophenotyping analysis compared to quantitative immunohistology. Our analyses demonstrated that while gene expression analyses provide additional information on the complexity of the tumor immune environment, they are limited in sensitivity by the low overall immune infiltrate in pancreatic cancer. As an alternative approach, we identified a set of genes that were enriched in highly T cell infiltrated pancreatic tumors, and demonstrate that these can identify patients with improved outcome in a reference population. These data demonstrate that the poor immune infiltrate in pancreatic cancer can present problems for analyses that use gene expression-based tools; however, there remains enormous potential in using these approaches to understand the relationships between diverse patterns of infiltrating cells and their impact on patient treatment outcomes.


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Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/imunologia , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 42(8): 648-652, 2020 Aug 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32867456

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Objective: To investigate the relationship between KDM6A mutation or expression and clinicopathological characteristics of gastric cancer. Methods: Fifty-seven cases of gastric cancer tissues were analyzed by second-generation sequencing, and bioinformation database such as Cbioportal, Kaplan Meier-Plotter, and the Human Protein Atlas were used to analyze the relationship between KDM6A mutation and clinicopathological characteristics of gastric cancer. Results: Among 57 gastric cancer samples, 14 were KDM6A mutation, and the mutation proportion was 24.6%. Compared with the non-mutation group, the Borrmann classification, T stage, TNM stage and tumor diameter of KDM6A mutant group were significantly different (all P<0.05). The median survival time of the KDM6A mutant patients was 53.5 months, significantly shorter than 72.0 months of the KDM6A non-mutation patients (P=0.007). The analysis result of Kaplan Meier-Plotter database showed that, among all of the 875 patients, 655 patients had low KDM6A expression and 220 patients had high expression. The median survival time of patients with low expression was 23.5 months, significantly shorter than 30.8 months of patients with high expression (P=0.002). In male, gastric cancer patients with stage Ⅲ, intestinal type, diffuse type, simple surgical treatment and fluorouracil chemotherapy, the expression of KDM6A is related to the patient's overall survival time (all P<0.05). The analysis result of Cbioportal database showed that, among all of the 1 172 gastric cancer patients, 70 patients with KDM6A mutation, 1100 patients with non-mutation. The median overall survival time of mutant patients was 28.9 months, significantly shorter than 35.9 months of non-mutation patients (P<0.001). The analysis result of Human Protein Atlas database showed that, among all of the 355 gastric cancer patients, 97 patients had high KDM6A expression and 258 patients had low KDM6A expression. The median survival time of patients with low expression was 13.7 months, significantly shorter than 19.8 months of patients with high expression (P=0.022). Conclusions: The survival time of gastric cancer patients with KDM6A mutation or low expression is shorter. The mutation and expression of KDM6A are related to clinical pathological factors, which may become a potential target for the diagnosis and treatment of gastric cancer.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Histona Desmetilases/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Histona Desmetilases/genética , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Mutação/genética , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Neoplasias Gástricas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Análise de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5417-5421, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988862

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BACKGROUND: Type II diabetes agents have anticancer effects on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The mechanistic target of rapamycin (MTOR) pathway represents a putative target. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We interrogated an Affymetrix HNSCC dataset for MTOR-related gene expression. RESULTS: MTOR expression itself was unchanged, but various related genes demonstrated differential expression. Pathway promoters ras homolog (RHEB), MTOR-associated protein (MLST8), and ribosomal protein S6 kinase B1 (RPS6KB1) were up-regulated. Expression of growth suppressors tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2), programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4), and BCL2 apoptosis regulator-associated agonist of cell death (BAD) were reduced in HNSCC. Upstream, phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA), AKT serine/threonine kinase 1 (AKT1), and phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) were up-regulated in cancer. CONCLUSION: Several MTOR pathway promoters and tumor suppressors were found to be differentially expressed, favoring MTOR pathway up-regulation in HNSCC. Genomic databases can be interrogated to identify intervention targets and endpoints in HNSCC trials.


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Bases de Dados Genéticas , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/classificação , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Humanos , PTEN Fosfo-Hidrolase/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteína Enriquecida em Homólogo de Ras do Encéfalo/genética , Proteínas Quinases S6 Ribossômicas 70-kDa/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Proteína 2 do Complexo Esclerose Tuberosa/genética , Proteína de Morte Celular Associada a bcl/genética , Homólogo LST8 da Proteína Associada a mTOR/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5437-5443, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988865

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BACKGROUND: Neuropilin-1 (NRP1) is a receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA), and has been reported to be overexpressed in several malignancies. Since angiogenesis plays an important role in pathogenesis of multiple myeloma (MM) and the role of NRP1 in MM has not been studied yet, we characterized the expression of NRP1 in this disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression level of NRP1 was measured in 140 patients newly diagnosed with MM and 28 healthy controls by flow cytometry and quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: Expression of NRP1 was significantly reduced on plasma cells (median=2.05%) compared to that on B-cells (median=10.05%, p<0.0001) in bone marrow of patients with MM. In MM, the expression of NRP1 was high on plasmacytoid dendritic cells (median=85.85%) and low on regulatory T-cells (median=0.6%). CONCLUSION: In MM, NRP1 is regulated differentially as compared to other B-cell malignancies at both the RNA and protein level.


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Mieloma Múltiplo/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/genética , Neuropilina-1/genética , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Adulto , Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Feminino , Citometria de Fluxo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mieloma Múltiplo/sangue , Mieloma Múltiplo/patologia , Neovascularização Patológica/sangue , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Neuropilina-1/sangue , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5471-5480, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988869

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Accurate regulation of the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) and anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) are essential for the correct execution of mitosis. In this work, we focused on MAD2L2 (REV7), a central translesion (TLS) protein, which also functions as a mitotic regulator by inhibiting APC/C in prometaphase. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using bioinformatics analysis, live cell imaging and APC/C protein binding and degradation assays, we explored the influence of MAD2L2 over-expression in breast cancer. RESULTS: A significant over-expression of MAD2L2 was found in triple negative breast cancers (TNBC), compared to other breast cancers, correlating to poor patient prognosis. We also identified significant over-expression of MAD2L2 in the MDA-MB-157 triple negative (TN) cell line. A high percentage of MDA-MB-157 cells failed to complete mitosis and died during mitosis or shortly after. In addition, these cells completed mitosis at a significantly slower rate than control cells. MDA-MB-157 cells present high levels of mitotic slippage upon nocodazole treatment and acute dysregulation in APC/C function and substrate degradation. Moreover, silencing of MAD2L2 in the MDA-MB-157 cell line improved mitotic phenotypes. CONCLUSION: MAD2L2 over-expression supports the carcinogenic phenotype of MDA-MB-157 cells by promoting uncontrolled mitosis.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Proteínas Mad2/genética , Mitose/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Células HeLa , Humanos , Pontos de Checagem da Fase M do Ciclo Celular/genética , Prometáfase/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5489-5496, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988871

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells are a heterogenous population of immune cells showing promising applications in immunotherapeutic cancer treatment. Neuropilin (NRP) proteins have been proven to play an important role in cancer development and prognosis. In this study, CIK cells were tested for expression of NRPs, transmembrane proteins playing a role in the proliferation and survival of cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CIK cells were analyzed at different time points via flow cytometry and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction for neuropilin expression. RESULTS: Phenotyping results showed CIK cells having developed properly, and low levels of NRP2 were detected. On the other hand, no NRP1 expression was found. Two cancer cell lines were tested by flow cytometry: A549 cells expressed NRP1 and NRP2; U251-MG cells expressed high amounts of NRP2. CIK cell showed low levels of NRP2 expression on day 14. CONCLUSION: The presence of NRP2, but not NRP1, was shown for CIK cells. Recognizing NRP2 in CIK cells might help to improve CIK cell cytotoxicity.


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Imunoterapia , Neoplasias/genética , Neuropilina-1/genética , Neuropilina-2/genética , Células A549 , Células Matadoras Induzidas por Citocinas/imunologia , Células Matadoras Induzidas por Citocinas/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neuropilinas/genética , Prognóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5545-5556, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988878

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The p38 family of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) includes four isoforms: p38α, -ß, -γ and -δ. The aim of this study was to elucidate possible functions of p38α and p38ß in human pancreatic cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Isoform expression was determined in seven human pancreatic cancer cell lines. After shRNA based selective knockdown of p38α and p38ß, in vitro growth and migration as well as in vivo tumorigenicity were assessed. RESULTS: All pancreatic cancer cells expressed p38 isoforms. Knockdown of p38α and p38ß inhibited in vitro growth. Migration was markedly reduced in p38α shRNA expressing clones, but not altered by p38ß knockdown. While in vivo inhibition of p38ß decreased tumor formation and growth, the knockdown of p38α significantly enhanced tumorigenicity. CONCLUSION: p38 MAPKs may exert isoform specific functions in pancreatic cancer. Selective targeting may contribute to individualized treatment of pancreatic cancer in the future.


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Proteína Quinase 11 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteína Quinase 14 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Fosforilação , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5557-5566, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988879

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BACKGROUND/AIM: E- and P-cadherin (E-cadh, P-cadh) control tumor cell invasion, metastatic or stemness potential and chemotherapy resistance. The study aimed to assess E- and P-cadherin expression in breast cancer molecular subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry for E-cadh and P-cadh was performed for 97 breast cancer cases. Membrane (M), cytoplasmic (C) or mixed (MC) patterns of E-cadh and P-cadh were considered in our evaluation. RESULTS: E-cadh and P-cadh C pattern was significantly correlated in the HER2 subtype (p=0.031). P-cadh M pattern was highly specific for the HER2 subtype (p=0.002). Only P-cadh C characterized the triple negative breast cancer subtype (p=0.015). For Luminal B/HER2 cases, P-cadh M pattern was strongly coexpressed with the E-cadh MC pattern (p=0.012). Progesterone receptor (PR) expression influenced E-cadh M pattern in the Luminal B/HER2 subtype (p=0.042). CONCLUSION: E- and P-cadherins define distinct subgroups within breast cancer molecular subtypes. Our findings support the inclusion of E- and P-cadherin into breast cancer molecular classification.


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Antígenos CD/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Caderinas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Receptores Estrogênicos/genética , Receptores de Progesterona/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/classificação , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5601-5609, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988884

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Since pathways involving LRRC17 are related to the survival of patients with various cancers, we analyzed LRRC17 as a prognostic gene in serous ovarian cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from Gene Expression Omnibus (GSE9891, GSE13876, and GSE26712) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). We performed survival analyses using C statistics, area under the curve, survival plot with optimal cutoff level, and cox proportional regression. Zebrafish embryos were used as an in vivo model. RESULTS: The prognosis of patients with high LRRC17 expression was poorer than that of patients with low LRRC17 expression. Multivariate regression analysis showed that LRRC17 expression, age, and stage were independently related with survival. Knockdown of lrrc17 reduced survival rate and delayed development in zebrafish embryos. We also found that lrrc17 is important for cell viability by protecting from p53-dependent apoptosis. CONCLUSION: LRRC17 could be a prognostic gene in ovarian cancer as it regulates cancer cell viability through the p53 pathway.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Proteínas/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Idoso , Apoptose/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Prognóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5649-5657, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988889

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BACKGROUND: In recent years, GATA-binding protein 3 (GATA3) has been indicated as a marker showing good prognosis in breast cancer. In luminal breast cancer, which has good a prognosis, it shows more significant elevation in small-sized and low-grade tumors. In contrast, Ki-67 is defined as a poor prognostic factor. The aim of this study was to emphasise the prognostic importance of GATA3 and the inverse relationship with Ki-67. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our study, 90 patients with invasive ductal breast cancer were immunohistochemically evaluated for Ki-67 and GATA3 expression. The relationship between GATA3 and Ki-67 expression was examined. In addition, the relationship between these two factors with estrogen, progesterone, human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor antibodies and other prognostic parameters such as disease-free survival and local recurrence was investigated. We accepted the level of ≥5% nüclear reaction as positive for GATA 3. A Ki-67 cut-off value of 20% was accepted as positive. RESULTS: In GATA3 positive breast cancers, good prognostic parameters were seen including high estrogen receptor (ER) positivity, progesterone receptor (PR) positivity, small tumor size and low histological grade as well as low Ki-67 expression. In breast cancers showing high Ki-67 expression, ER, PR, and GATA3 positivity were lower and there was higher human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) positivity and high histological grade while the tumor size was larger. CONCLUSION: Our study has revealed that GATA3 has an inverse relationship with Ki-67, whereas it has a positive releationship with good prognostic factors.


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Carcinoma Ductal de Mama/genética , Fator de Transcrição GATA3/genética , Antígeno Ki-67/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Adulto , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Carcinoma Ductal de Mama/epidemiologia , Carcinoma Ductal de Mama/patologia , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Estrogênios/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/epidemiologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Progesterona/genética , Prognóstico , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Receptores Estrogênicos/genética , Receptores de Progesterona/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5659-5666, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988890

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) methylation status is a marker for global DNA methylation. However, the relationship between LINE-1 methylation and the biology of lung adenocarcinoma remains unclear. Here, we aimed to examine the role of LINE-1 in lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LINE-1 methylation levels were quantified by bisulfite pyrosequencing of resected tumor specimens from 162 patients with lung adenocarcinoma. The relationships of LINE-1 methylation with clinicopathological factors, gene mutations, and Ki-67 immunoreactivity were investigated. RESULTS: LINE-1 hypomethylation was associated with tumor invasion and advanced stage. TP53 mutations were more frequently detected in the LINE-1 hypomethylation group than in the hypermethylation group. LINE-1 hypomethylation was associated with poor recurrence-free survival, high maximum standardized uptake value in positron-emission tomography, and high Ki-67 expression in tumors. CONCLUSION: LINE-1 hypomethylation was associated with high-grade malignancy and poor prognosis in lung adenocarcinoma, but was not related to driver mutations.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Elementos Nucleotídeos Longos e Dispersos/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Núcleo Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Antígeno Ki-67/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação/genética , Prognóstico , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5667-5671, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988891

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BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common urological cancer, and its risk correlates with environmental factors such as obesity, smoking and hypertension. Microarray technology enables analysis of the expression pattern of the whole phosphatome, members of which are involved in many cellular pathways and may act as either tumour suppressors or oncogenes in cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed data for the expression level of 87 out of 107 known protein phosphatase genes included in the Hugo Gene Nomenclature Committee Website for 72 RCC tissues and paired healthy tissues obtained from the GEO Database. RESULTS: Our analysis revealed overexpression of DUSP1, DUSP4, PTP4A3, PTPRC and PTPRE genes at all examined stages of RCC. Moreover, we found overexpression of PTPN12 at stage 2, overexpression of CDKN3 at stages 3 and 4, and overexpression of DUSP10 and PTPN22 at stages 2, 3 and 4. Lower expression of DUSP9, PTPR9 and PTPRO was also observed at all stages. CONCLUSION: Significant changes in expression patterns of protein tyrosine phosphatase genes confirm the involvement of this group in crucial carcinogenesis pathways underlying RCC. Thus, we postulate that protein tyrosine phosphatases play an important role in RCC promotion and progression, and may be considered as potential therapeutic targets.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Oncogenes/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases/genética , Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proteínas Inibidoras de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina/genética , Fosfatase 1 de Especificidade Dupla/genética , Fosfatases de Especificidade Dupla/genética , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Antígenos Comuns de Leucócito/genética , Masculino , Fosfatases da Proteína Quinase Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases Classe 3 Semelhantes a Receptores/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases Classe 4 Semelhantes a Receptores/genética , Fatores de Risco , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Fumar/efeitos adversos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5815-5821, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988910

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Glioma-associated oncogene 1 (GLI1) is an important transcription factor in the hedgehog signalling pathway and tumour formation. We evaluated the clinical significance of GLI1 expression as a prognostic factor in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer (GC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: GLI1 expression levels were measured by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of cancerous and adjacent normal mucosa specimens obtained from 142 patients with Stage II/III GC administered adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 after curative resection. The associations of GLI1 expression with clinicopathological features and survival were evaluated. RESULTS: Clinicopathological features and GLI1 expression showed no association. Overall survival was significantly poorer in the high compared to the low GLI1 expression group (p=0.04). Multivariate analysis revealed that GLI1 expression was a significant independent prognostic factor [p=0.019, hazard ratio (HR)=1.94, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.70-3.38]. CONCLUSION: GLI1 expression may be a useful prognostic marker in patients with locally advanced GC.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Prognóstico , Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico , Proteína GLI1 em Dedos de Zinco/genética , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Combinação de Medicamentos , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Ácido Oxônico/administração & dosagem , Ácido Oxônico/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/cirurgia , Tegafur/administração & dosagem , Tegafur/efeitos adversos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5925-5932, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988924

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Paired box 8 (PAX8) is an organ-specific marker discriminating Müllerian and breast carcinomas. Recent studies have described PAX8 expression in a small subset of breast carcinomas, which may cause a diagnostic pitfall in the determination of cancer origin. The aim of this study was to investigate characteristics of PAX8-expressing metastatic breast carcinomas (MBCs) to help elucidate the primary site of occurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using immunohistochemistry, we examined PAX8 status in 80 MBCs and 52 matched primary breast carcinomas (PBCs). RESULTS: A total of 20% of MBCs displayed PAX8 expression and the concordance rate of PAX8 expression between MBCs and PBCs was 92.3%. In MBCs, PAX8 expression was significantly associated with high-grade features (p=0.042), estrogen and progesterone receptor negativities (p=0.005 and p=0.017, respectively). CONCLUSION: PAX8 may be identified in MBCs with high-grade and non-luminal molecular subtypes. Careful assessment is needed when designating a primary site relying principally on PAX8 positivity.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Imuno-Histoquímica , Fator de Transcrição PAX8/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 8): 199, 2020 Sep 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938402

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BACKGROUND: Non-coding RNAs include different classes of molecules with regulatory functions. The most studied are microRNAs (miRNAs) that act directly inhibiting mRNA expression or protein translation through the interaction with a miRNAs-response element. Other RNA molecules participate in the complex network of gene regulation. They behave as competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA), acting as natural miRNA sponges to inhibit miRNA functions and modulate the expression of RNA messenger (mRNA). It became evident that understanding the ceRNA-miRNA-mRNA crosstalk would increase the functional information across the transcriptome, contributing to identify new potential biomarkers for translational medicine. RESULTS: We present miRTissue ce, an improvement of our original miRTissue web service. By introducing a novel computational pipeline, miRTissue ce provides an easy way to search for ceRNA interactions in several cancer tissue types. Moreover it extends the functionalities of previous miRTissue release about miRNA-target interaction in order to provide a complete insight about miRNA mediated regulation processes. miRTissue ce is freely available at http://tblab.pa.icar.cnr.it/mirtissue.html . CONCLUSIONS: The study of ceRNA networks and its dynamics in cancer tissue could be applied in many fields of translational biology, as the investigation of new cancer biomarker, both diagnostic and prognostic, and also in the investigation of new therapeutic strategies of intervention. In this scenario, miRTissue ce can offer a powerful instrument for the analysis and characterization of ceRNA-ceRNA interactions in different tissue types, representing a fundamental step in order to understand more complex regulation mechanisms.


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Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Neoplásico/genética , Humanos , Prognóstico
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1255: 123-132, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32949395

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Hypermethylation can downregulate many tumor suppressor gene expressions. Aplasia Ras homologue member I (ARHI, DIRAS3) is one of the maternally imprinted tumor suppressors in the RAS superfamily. This chapter overviewed the importance of ARHI methylation and expression phenomes in various types of cancers, although the exact mechanisms remain unclear. As an imprinted gene, aberrant DNA methylation of the paternal allele of ARHI was identified as a primary inhibitor of ARHI expression. The role of methylation in the CpG islands of the ARHI promoter region vary among ovarian cancers, breast cancers, hepatocellular carcinoma, colon cancers, pancreatic cancer osteosarcoma, glial tumors, follicular thyroid carcinoma, or lung cancers. The methylation of ARHI provides a new insight to understand molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and progression of cancers.


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Ilhas de CpG/genética , Metilação de DNA , Neoplasias/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Proteínas rho de Ligação ao GTP/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Genes Supressores de Tumor , Humanos
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Gene ; 761: 145024, 2020 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32755659

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Understanding how various pathologies of breast cancer respond to their environment may be imperative in the creation of novel therapeutic targets. Central to the organisation and behaviour of cells within the tumour microenvironment is the extracellular matrix (ECM), a meshwork of fibrous proteins and glycoproteins that directly influences cell behaviour and the bioavailability of signalling molecules. Our appreciation on how the composition of the ECM can influence cancer behaviour has evolved significantly and although we are highly cognisant of the dramatic impact the ECM can have on cancer cell behaviour, we continue to neglect this during diagnosis and treatment. In the following study, we aimed to identify how three breast cancer cell lines respond functionally and genetically to common components of the ECM. Using real time and end point assays we have identified similar patterns of behaviour among the three breast cancer cell lines in response to commonly found ECM components of the breast. Using a selected gene panel, we have been able to identify cell line specific changes in gene differentiation when breast cancer cells are in contact with these elements. Although the response of our cells to these elements differ at the genetic level, their functional responses are consistent. This work adds to the growing arguments that highlight a need for histologically assessing ECM composition of breast tumours. In particular monitoring of fibrous protein deposition at the site of malignancy could provide critical information during clinical assessment influencing disease prognosis and treatment decisions for breast cancer patients.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Colágeno/genética , Fibronectinas/genética , Mama/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Colágeno/metabolismo , Colágeno Tipo I/genética , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/genética , Feminino , Fibronectinas/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Genótipo , Glicoproteínas/genética , Humanos , Fenótipo , Prognóstico , Transdução de Sinais , Microambiente Tumoral
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Gene ; 761: 145028, 2020 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763490

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BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignancies and inflicts high mortality worldwide. The effect of tumor microenvironment components on HCC oncogenesis remains unknown. In particular, the nonleukocyte portion of the stromal fraction (SF) is poorly understood. METHODS: We comprehensively evaluated the proportional cell counts and gene expression data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to examine the contributions of cell components to the tumor microenvironment. Single-cell sequencing data from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) were also analyzed to verify the association between the nonleukocyte SF and genes. We classified HCC using a hierarchical clustering method based on diversity of nonleukocyte SF-related gene expression among different components, and we used an appropriate GEO dataset to verify the clusters with a support vector machine (SVM) model. The prognosis of subtypes and their relationship with tumor microenvironmental cell proportions, clinicopathogenesis factors, and other indicators were evaluated. RESULTS: Based on linear regression, 711 genes related to nonleukocyte SF were selected from the TCGA dataset. We classified HCC into three subtypes using genes related to the nonleukocyte SF. Additionally, the GEO single-cell sequencing data confirmed the relationship between genes and the nonleukocyte SF. The tumor microenvironment of Type 2 contained the most significant mutually reinforcing interaction between the nonleukocyte SF and tumor cells. Meanwhile, Type 2 patients had the poorest prognosis and the most severe tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stages, histological grades, etc. The analysis based on the GEO dataset verified the classification results with an SVM model. Type 2 was associated with worse clinicopathological characteristics, including tumor grading and staging, than the other types. In addition, the pathway analysis revealed that signals related to the SF and cell proliferation were significantly enhanced in Type 2 compared to the other group, which consisted of Types 1 and 3. CONCLUSION: The nonleukocyte SF in the tumor microenvironment contributed greatly to HCC oncogenesis. We can use these HCC classification criteria to stratify patients into subtypes for personalized treatment.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Células Estromais/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Genômica , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Masculino , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Microambiente Tumoral/genética
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Life Sci ; 259: 118168, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32739469

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AIMS: Circular RNA PRKCI (circPRKCI) and poly ADP-ribose polymerase 9 (PARP9) are related to the development of cancers. In this study, we aimed to explore the regulatory mechanisms between circPRKCI and PARP9 in EC progression and radioresistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The levels of circPRKCI, PARP9 mRNA, and miR-186-5p were assessed by quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Western blot analysis was employed to examine the levels of several proteins. The viability, colony formation, cell cycle progression, and apoptosis of EC cells were determined with CCK-8, colony formation, or flow cytometry assays. The relationship between circPRKCI or PARP9 and miR-186-5p was verified with the dual-luciferase reporter and RIP assays. KEY FINDINGS: We observed that circPRKCI and PARP9 were upregulated while miR-186-5p was downregulated in EC tissues and cells. Furthermore, circPRKCI knockdown decreased tumor growth in vivo and constrained cell viability, colony formation, cell cycle progression, elevated cell radiosensitivity in EC cells in vitro. Importantly, circPRKCI modulated PARP9 expression through sponging miR-186-5p. Besides, PARP9 overexpression overturned circPRKCI silencing-mediated effects on the viability, colony formation, cell cycle progression, and radiosensitivity of EC cells. SIGNIFICANCE: CircPRKCI regulated cell malignancy and radioresistance through modulating the miR-186-5p /PARP9 axis in EC, which provided a might target for EC treatment.


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Neoplasias Esofágicas/genética , Neoplasias Esofágicas/terapia , Isoenzimas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/genética , Proteína Quinase C/genética , RNA Circular/genética , Animais , Apoptose , Ciclo Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Progressão da Doença , Neoplasias Esofágicas/radioterapia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Camundongos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas , Interferência de RNA , Radiossensibilizantes/uso terapêutico , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8576-8590, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761127

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The IGF2 mRNA-binding protein 1 (IGF2BP1) is a non-catalytic post-transcriptional enhancer of tumor growth upregulated and associated with adverse prognosis in solid cancers. However, conserved effector pathway(s) and the feasibility of targeting IGF2BP1 in cancer remained elusive. We reveal that IGF2BP1 is a post-transcriptional enhancer of the E2F-driven hallmark in solid cancers. IGF2BP1 promotes G1/S cell cycle transition by stabilizing mRNAs encoding positive regulators of this checkpoint like E2F1. This IGF2BP1-driven shortening of the G1 cell cycle phase relies on 3'UTR-, miRNA- and m6A-dependent regulation and suggests enhancement of cell cycle progression by m6A-modifications across cancers. In addition to E2F transcription factors, IGF2BP1 also stabilizes E2F-driven transcripts directly indicating post-transcriptional 'super'-enhancer role of the protein in E2F-driven gene expression in cancer. The small molecule BTYNB disrupts this enhancer function by impairing IGF2BP1-RNA association. Consistently, BTYNB interferes with E2F-driven gene expression and tumor growth in experimental mouse tumor models.


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Fatores de Transcrição E2F/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas/genética , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Fator de Transcrição E2F1/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias/patologia , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia
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