Your browser doesn't support javascript.
Show: 20 | 50 | 100
Results 1 - 20 de 58
Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 275-291, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880954


Although genome-wide association studies have identified more than eighty genetic variants associated with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) risk, biological mechanisms of these variants remain largely unknown. By integrating a large-scale genotype data of 15 581 lung adenocarcinoma (AD) cases, 8350 squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) cases, and 27 355 controls, as well as multiple transcriptome and epigenomic databases, we conducted histology-specific meta-analyses and functional annotations of both reported and novel susceptibility variants. We identified 3064 credible risk variants for NSCLC, which were overrepresented in enhancer-like and promoter-like histone modification peaks as well as DNase I hypersensitive sites. Transcription factor enrichment analysis revealed that USF1 was AD-specific while CREB1 was SqCC-specific. Functional annotation and gene-based analysis implicated 894 target genes, including 274 specifics for AD and 123 for SqCC, which were overrepresented in somatic driver genes (ER = 1.95, P = 0.005). Pathway enrichment analysis and Gene-Set Enrichment Analysis revealed that AD genes were primarily involved in immune-related pathways, while SqCC genes were homologous recombination deficiency related. Our results illustrate the molecular basis of both well-studied and new susceptibility loci of NSCLC, providing not only novel insights into the genetic heterogeneity between AD and SqCC but also a set of plausible gene targets for post-GWAS functional experiments.

Adenocarcinoma of Lung/genetics , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/genetics , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/genetics , Genetic Heterogeneity , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Genome-Wide Association Study , Humans , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(5): e9700, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1180737


Lung adenocarcinomas are usually sensitive to radiation therapy, but some develop resistance. Radiation resistance can lead to poor patient prognosis. Studies have shown that lung adenocarcinoma cells (H1299 cells) can develop radioresistance through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and this process is regulated by miRNAs. However, it is unclear which miRNAs are involved in the process of EMT. In our present study, we found that miR-183 expression was increased in a radioresistant lung adenocarcinoma cell line (H1299R cells). We then explored the regulatory mechanism of miR-183 and found that it may be involved in the regulation of zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) expression and mediate EMT in lung adenocarcinoma cells. qPCR results showed that miR-183, ZEB1, and vimentin were highly expressed in H1299R cells, whereas no difference was observed in E-cadherin expression. Western blot results showed that ZEB1 and vimentin were highly expressed in H1299R cells, while E-cadherin expression was decreased. When miR-183 expression was inhibited in H1299R cells, radiation resistance, proliferation, and cell migration were decreased. The expression of ZEB1 and vimentin in H1299R cells was decreased, while the expression of E-cadherin was increased. Moreover, miR-183 overexpression in H1299 cells enhanced radiation resistance, proliferative capacity, and cell migration ability. The expression of ZEB1 and vimentin in H1299 cells was increased, while that of E-cadherin was decreased. In conclusion, miR-183 may promote EMT and radioresistance in H1299 cells, and targeting the miR-183-ZEB1 signaling pathway may be a promising approach for lung cancer treatment.

Humans , MicroRNAs/genetics , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/genetics , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/radiotherapy , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , Lung Neoplasms/radiotherapy , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , Cell Movement , Cell Line, Tumor , Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition
Rev. Hosp. Clin. Univ. Chile ; 32(3): 233-243, 2021. tab, graf, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1353227


Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Current treatments act directly on the signal transduction pathways in cancer cells, mainly. One of the main pathways is associated with the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGFR), whose mutations leads to uncontrolled cell proliferation and a higher rate of cell invasion. Activating mutations in the EGFR gene, which includes deletions in exon 19 and the L858R mutation in exon 21, were detected in most patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Studies of EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) such as Gefitinib, Erlotinib and Afatinib, compared with platinum-based treatments, showed that EGFR-TKIs produce increased disease-free survival, although only in patients whose cancers harbor activating mutations in the EGFR gene. Clinical trials also demonstrated that EGFR-TKIs are effective as first-line therapies in stage IV pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Here, the main aspects of the activation of the EGFR pathway in NSCLC will be reviewed, highlighting the importance for health professionals of correctly identifying activating mutations in the EGFR gene and acting quickly at the molecular level based on aforementioned treatments. (AU)

ErbB Receptors/therapeutic use , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/therapy , Erlotinib Hydrochloride/therapeutic use , Gefitinib/therapeutic use , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/drug therapy , Afatinib/therapeutic use , Lung Neoplasms/therapy
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BNUY, UY-BNMED | ID: biblio-1142108


Los tumores pseudopapilares del páncreas son tumores de origen pancreático poco frecuentes y de etiología desconocida. Comprenden entre el 0.2 y 2.7% de los carcinomas de páncreas. Hasta 2015 hay 900 casos reportados en la literatura, siendo una minoría en etapa diseminada. Son tumores voluminosos, de bajo potencial maligno, que se presentan con mayor frecuencia en mujeres jóvenes entre 18 y 35 años. Generalmente son asintomáticos o manifiestan clínicamente síntomas inespecíficos como dolor abdominal o presencia de masa abdominal. Anatómicamente se localizan con mayor frecuencia en la cola del páncreas, seguidos por la cabeza y el cuerpo. El tratamiento de elección es la resección quirúrgica. El rol de la quimioterapia en la enfermedad irresecable o avanzada no está claramente definido. Son tumores de excelente pronóstico, con sobrevida a 5 años de casi 100%.Se presentan cuatro casos clínicos y se hace una revisión de la literatura.

Pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas are tumors of pancreatic origin with a low frequency and an unknown etiology. They account for 0.2 - 2.7 % of all pancreatic carcinomas. Up to 2015 there were approximately 900 well documented cases with only a small minority of them in a metastatic stage. This tumors could reach large proportions and they occur predominantly in young women between 18 and 35 years of age. Most of patients are asymptomatic or have non specific symptoms including abdominal pain or palpable abdominal mass. The most common localization is the tail of the pancreas, followed by the head and the body. Complete resection is the treatment of choice. It is not clearly stablished the rol of chemotherapy in metastatic disease. There are tumors with a favorable prognosis, with an overall 5 year survival rate about 95%. Herein, we report four clinical cases and a literatura review.

Os tumores pseudopapilares do pâncreas são tumores de origem pancreática pouco frequentes e de etiologia desconhecida. Compreendem entre 0.2 e 2.7% dos carcinomas de pâncreas. Até 2015 há 900 casos relatados na literatura, sendo uma minoria em etapa disseminada. São tumores volumosos, de baixo potencial maligno, que se apresentam com maior frequência em mulheres jovens entre 18 e 35 anos. Geralmente são assintomáticos ou apresentam clinicamente sintomas inespecíficos como dor abdominal ou presença de massa abdominal. Anatomicamente, localizam-se mais frequentemente na cauda do pâncreas, seguidos por cabeça e corpo. O tratamento de escolha é a ressecção cirúrgica. O papel da quimioterapia na doença irressecável ou avançada não está claramente definido. São tumores de excelente prognóstico, com sobrevida a 5 anos de quase 100%. Apresentam-se quatro casos clínicos e faz-se uma revisão da literatura.

Humans , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Pancreatic Neoplasms/surgery , Pancreatic Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Pancreatic Pseudocyst/surgery , Pancreatic Pseudocyst/diagnostic imaging , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/secondary , Pancreatectomy , Tomography, Emission-Computed , Follow-Up Studies , Rare Diseases , Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/surgery , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/drug therapy , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/diagnostic imaging
Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(5): 1767-1770, Sept.-Oct. 2020. ilus
Article in Portuguese | ID: biblio-1131570


Descrevem-se os aspectos clínicos, anatomopatológicos, imuno-histoquímicos, microbiológicos e moleculares de um caso de adenocarcinoma pulmonar associado à infecção por Mycobacterium sp. em uma vaca. O animal apresentou hiporexia, emagrecimento, vocalizações, postura ortopneica, ingurgitamento da jugular, estase venosa positiva, gemido expiratório e morte. Na necropsia, os pulmões estavam aumentados e apresentavam, na superfície pleural, nódulos branco-amarelados, firmes, multifocais a coalescentes, interpostos por áreas avermelhadas. Ao corte, os nódulos aprofundavam-se ao parênquima e possuíam múltiplos focos de aspecto caseoso e friável e áreas de mineralização. O saco pericárdico e os linfonodos traqueobrônquicos, ilíacos, lombares aórticos e mamários apresentavam lesões semelhantes. Histologicamente, observou-se neoformação carcinomatosa associada a áreas multifocais de necrose e mineralização. As células neoplásicas foram fortemente imunomarcadas pelo anticorpo antipancitoqueratina AE1/AE3. Na cultura microbiológica de fragmentos dos pulmões, houve crescimento de colônias bacterianas compatíveis com micobactérias atípicas. O sequenciamento molecular submetido ao BLASTn identificou o Mycobacterium sp. WCM 7299 (ID: gb|KJ873243.1|).(AU)

The clinical, anatomopathological, immunohistochemical, microbiological and molecular aspects of a case of pulmonary adenocarcinoma associated with infection by Mycobacterium sp. in a cow are described. The animal presented hyporexia, weight loss, vocalizations, orthopneic posture, jugular engorgement, positive venous stasis, expiratory groaning and death. At necropsy, the lungs were enlarged and presented firm, multifocal to coalescent yellowish nodules, interposed by reddish areas on the pleural surface. At cut, the nodules deepened to the parenchyma and had multiple foci of caseous and friable appearance and areas of mineralization. The pericardial sac and tracheobronchial, iliac, aortic lumbar and mammary lymph nodes showed similar lesions. Histologically, a carcinomatous neoformation, associated with multifocal areas of necrosis and mineralization, was observed. Neoplastic cells were strongly immunolabelled by anti-PanCytokeratin antibody AE1/AE3. Microbiological culture of lung fragments showed growth of bacterial colonies compatible with atypical mycobacteria. Molecular sequencing submitted to BLASTn identified the Mycobacterium sp. WCM 7299 (ID: gb|KJ873243.1|).(AU)

Animals , Female , Cattle , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/veterinary , Mycobacterium/isolation & purification , Immunohistochemistry/veterinary , Lung Neoplasms/veterinary
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880765


OBJECTIVE@#To screen the key genes related to the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma through big data analysis and explore their clinical value and potential mechanism.@*METHODS@#We analyzed GSE18842, GSE27262, and GSE33532 gene expression profile data obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO). Bioinformatics methods were used to screen the differentially expressed genes in lung adenocarcinoma tissues and KEGG and GO enrichment analysis was performed, followed by PPI interaction network analysis, module analysis, differential expression analysis, and prognosis analysis. The expressions of MAD2L1 and TTK by immunohistochemistry were verified in 35 non-small cell lung cancer specimens and paired adjacent tissues.@*RESULTS@#We identified a total of 256 genes that showed significant differential expressions in lung adenocarcinoma, including 66 up-regulated and 190 down-regulated genes. Thirty-two up-regulated core genes were screened by functional analysis, and among them 29 were shown to significantly correlate with a poor prognosis of patients with lung adenocarcinoma. All the 29 genes were highly expressed in lung adenocarcinoma tissues compared with normal lung tissues and were mainly enriched in cell cycle pathways. Seven of these key genes were closely related to the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) complex and responsible for regulating cell behavior in G2/M phase. We selected SAC-related proteins TTK and MAD2L1 to test their expressions in clinical tumor samples, and detected their overexpression in lung adenocarcinoma tissues as compared with the adjacent tissues.@*CONCLUSIONS@#Seven SAC complex-related genes, including TTK and MAD2L1, are overexpressed in lung adenocarcinoma tissues with close correlation with the prognosis of the patients.

Adenocarcinoma of Lung/genetics , Big Data , Cell Cycle Proteins/genetics , Computational Biology , Gene Expression Profiling , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , Humans , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , M Phase Cell Cycle Checkpoints , Mad2 Proteins/genetics , Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases/genetics , Protein-Tyrosine Kinases/genetics
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880614


Primary enteric adenocarcinoma is a rare variant of primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma. This disease lacks a distinctive manifestation and often requires pathological examination to make a definite diagnosis. A male patient visited the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University for consistent cough and sputum production for about 1 year. Anti-infection therapy was given but it showed ineffectiveness. Enteric adenocarcinoma was diagnosed after percutaneous lung biopsy according to pathological findings. Combining this case with relevant literature, we summarized the characteristics to raise physicians' awareness for this rare subtype.

Adenocarcinoma/surgery , Adenocarcinoma of Lung , Humans , Lung , Lung Neoplasms , Male
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880579


OBJECTIVES@#To explore the expression of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) as well as the correlation between the expression and the clinicopathological features or prognosis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).@*METHODS@#The expression of PD-L1 protein in 254 cases of surgically resected lung adenocarcinoma (L-ADC), 228 cases of surgically resected lung squamous cell cancer (L-SCC), and 99 cases of non-cancerous control lung tissues was detected with immunohistochemical SP method. The correlation between the PD-L1 expression and clinicopathological features was analyzed. Kaplan-Meier univariate and Cox multivariate regression analyses were performed to assess the prognosis of patients with L-ADC and L-SCC, respectively.@*RESULTS@#Positive percentage of PD-L1 protein expression was higher in the tissues of L-ADC and L-SCC than that in the non-cancerous control lung tissues respectively (both @*CONCLUSIONS@#The positive percentage of PD-L1 protein expression is higher in the L-SCC patients than that in the L-ADC patients. Positive expression of PD-L1 protein can be served as an independent prognostic factor of poor prognosis in the patients with L-ADC.

Adenocarcinoma of Lung , B7-H1 Antigen/genetics , Biomarkers, Tumor , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/surgery , Humans , Lung Neoplasms/surgery , Patients , Prognosis
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-812980


Lung adenocarcinoma is a malignant tumor that is prone to distant metastasis. Common metastatic sites are brain, adrenal gland, liver, bone, and so on. Skin soft tissue metastasis is unusual, and breast metastasis is even rarer. This case is a middle-aged female patient who had experienced multi-line treatments for upper limbs, abdominal skin, and bilateral breast tissue metastases.The patient's multiple metastases were susceptible to radiation therapy.Reviewing the entire treatment process of this patient can find that the rational use of individualized comprehensive treatment methods and appropriate timing of genetic testing are very important for patients with lung adenocarcinoma to prolong their survival time and improve their quality of life.

Adenocarcinoma of Lung , Breast Neoplasms , Female , Humans , Lung Neoplasms , Middle Aged , Quality of Life
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826337


To make a preliminary pathological classification of lung adenocarcinoma with pure ground glass nodules(pGGN)on CT by using a deep learning model. CT images and pathological data of 219 patients(240 lesions in total)with pGGN on CT and pathologically confirmed adenocarcinoma were collected.According to pathological subtypes,the lesions were divided into non-invasive lung adenocarcinoma group(which included atypical adenomatous hyperplasia and adenocarcinoma in situ and micro-invasive adenocarcinoma)and invasive lung adenocarcinoma group.First,the lesions were outlined and labeled by two young radiologists,and then the labeled data were randomly divided into two datasets:the training set(80%)and the test set(20%).The prediction Results of deep learning were compared with those of two experienced radiologists by using the test dataset. The deep learning model achieved high performance in predicting the pathological types(non-invasive and invasive)of pGGN lung adenocarcinoma.The accuracy rate in pGGN diagnosis was 0.8330(95% =0.7016-0.9157)for of deep learning model,0.5000(95% =0.3639-0.6361)for expert 1,0.5625(95% =0.4227-0.6931)for expert 2,and 0.5417(95% =0.4029-0.6743)for both two experts.Thus,the accuracy of the deep learning model was significantly higher than those of the experienced radiologists(=0.002).The intra-observer agreements were good(Kappa values:0.939 and 0.799,respectively).The inter-observer agreement was general(Kappa value:0.667)(=0.000). The deep learning model showed better performance in predicting the pathological types of pGGN lung adenocarcinoma compared with experienced radiologists.

Adenocarcinoma of Lung , Deep Learning , Humans , Lung Neoplasms , Retrospective Studies , Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2403-2409, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877850


BACKGROUND@#Due to development of magnetic resonance-based functional imaging, it is easier to detect micro-structural alterations of tumor tissues. The aim of this study was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the correlation of non-Gaussian diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) parameters with expression of molecular markers (epidermal growth factor receptor [EGFR]; anaplastic lymphoma kinase [ALK]; Ki-67 protein) in patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma, using routine diffusion-weighted imaging as the reference standard.@*METHODS@#Data from patients with primary lung adenocarcinoma diagnosed at Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CHCAMS) from 2016 to 2019 were collected for retrospective analysis. The pathologic and magnetic resonance imaging data of 96 patients who met the inclusion criteria were included in this study. Specifically, the Kapp and Dapp parameters measured from the DKI model; apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value from the diffusion-weighted imaging model; and the EGFR, ALK, and Ki-67 biomarkers detected by immunohistochemistry and/or molecular biology techniques after biopsy or surgery were evaluated. The relations between quantitative parameters (ADC, Kapp, Dapp) and pathologic outcomes (EGFR, ALK, and Ki-67 expression) were analyzed by Spearman correlation test.@*RESULTS@#Of the 96 lung adenocarcinoma lesions (from 96 patients), the number of EGFR- and ALK-positive and high Ki-67 expressing lesions were 53, 12, and 83, respectively. The Kapp values were significantly higher among patients with EGFR-positive mutations (0.81 ± 0.12 vs. 0.66 ± 0.10, t = 6.41, P < 0.001), ALK rearrangement-negative (0.76 ± 0.12 vs. 0.60 ± 0.15, t = 4.09, P < 0.001), and high Ki-67 proliferative index (PI) (0.76 ± 0.12 vs. 0.58 ± 0.13, t = 4.88, P < 0.001). The Dapp values were significantly lower among patients with high Ki-67 PI (3.19 ± 0.69 μm/ms vs. 4.20 ± 0.83 μm/ms, t = 4.80, P < 0.001) and EGFR-positive mutations (3.11 ± 0.73 μm/ms vs. 3.59 ± 0.77 μm/ms, t = 3.12, P = 0.002). The differences in mean Dapp (3.73 ± 1.26 μm/ms vs. 3.26 ± 0.68 μm/ms, t = 1.96, P = 0.053) or ADC values ([1.34 ± 0.81] × 10 mm/s vs. [1.33 ± 0.41] × 10 mm/s, t = 0.07, P = 0.941) between the groups with or without ALK rearrangements were not statistically significant. The ADC values were significantly lower among patients with EGFR-positive mutation ([1.19 ± 0.37] × 10 mm/s vs. [1.50 ± 0.53] × 10 mm/s, t = 3.38, P = 0.001) and high Ki-67 PI ([1.28 ± 0.39] × 10 mm/s vs. [1.67 ± 0.77] × 10 mm/s, t = 2.88, P = 0.005). Kapp was strongly positively correlated with EGFR mutations (r = 0.844, P = 0.008), strongly positively correlated with Ki-67 PI (r = 0.882, P = 0.001), and strongly negatively correlated with ALK rearrangements (r = -0.772, P = 0.001). Dapp was moderately correlated with EGFR mutations (r = -0.650, P = 0.024) or Ki-67 PI (r = -0.734, P = 0.012). ADC was moderately correlated with Ki-67 PI (r = -0.679, P = 0.033).@*CONCLUSIONS@#The Kapp value of DKI parameters was strongly correlated with different expression of EGFR, ALK, and Ki-67 in advanced lung adenocarcinoma. The results potentially indicate a surrogate measure of the status of different molecular markers assessed by non-invasive imaging tools.

Adenocarcinoma of Lung/genetics , Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Humans , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , Reproducibility of Results , Retrospective Studies
Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2532-2542, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877846


BACKGROUND@#Recent studies have demonstrated that microRNAs (miRNAs) in the blood circulation can serve as promising diagnostic markers for cancers. This four-stage study aimed at finding serum miRNAs as potential biomarkers for lung adenocarcinoma (LA) diagnosis.@*METHODS@#The study was carried out between 2016 and 2017. The Exiqon miRNA qPCR panel (3 LA vs. 1 normal control [NC] pooled serum samples) was used for initial screening to acquire miRNA profiles. Thirty-five dysregulated miRNAs were further evaluated in the training (24 LA vs. 24 NCs) and testing stages (110 LA vs. 110 NCs) using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction assays.@*RESULTS@#Four serum miRNAs (miR-133a-3p, miR-584-5p, miR-10b-5p, and miR-221-3p) were significantly overexpressed in LA patients compared with NCs. The diagnostic value of the four-miRNA panel was validated by an external cohort (36 LA vs. 36 NCs). The areas under the receiver operating characteristic curve of the four-miRNA panel in the training, testing, and external validation stages were 0.734, 0.803, and 0.894 respectively. Meanwhile, the expression level of miR-221-3p was much higher in LA tumor samples than that in the adjacent normal tissues (19 LA vs. 19 NCs). The expression level of miR-10b-5p was also elevated in the serum-derived exosomes samples (18 LA vs. 18 NCs). The expression of miR-133a-3p, miR-584-5p, and miR-10b-5p was significantly elevated in LA patients with epidermal growth factor receptor mutation compared with NCs.@*CONCLUSION@#The study established a four-miRNA signature in serum that could improve the diagnostic capability of LA.

Adenocarcinoma of Lung/genetics , Biomarkers , Biomarkers, Tumor/genetics , Gene Expression Profiling , Humans , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , MicroRNAs/genetics , ROC Curve
Rev. Soc. Colomb. Oftalmol ; 53(1): 44-50, 2020. ilus.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1128158


Introducción: se presenta el caso de un paciente de 36 años, a quien se le realizó el diagnostico de tuberculoma coroideo, otorgando tratamiento sin mejoría de los síntomas. Posteriormente fallece dilucidándose el diagnóstico de adenocarcinoma de pulmón con metástasis a coroides. Objetivo: informar el diagnóstico de metástasis coroidea como manifestación inicial, de adenocarcinoma de pulmón, en un paciente joven. Diseño de estudio: reporte de caso. Resumen del caso: masculino de 36 años de edad, antecedente de tuberculosis en la infancia, tabaquismo positivo no significativo. Presenta baja visual de ojo derecho, siendo diagnosticado con tuberculoma coroideo, asociado a sudoración nocturna, lumbalgia, tos y QuantiFERON-TB positivo. Se inicia tratamiento antituberculosis. Posterior, presenta deterioro respiratorio y neurológico requiriendo intubación orotraqueal, ulteriormente fallece. La autopsia elucida el diagnóstico de adenocarcinoma de pulmón con metástasis a coroides, hígado y riñón. Conclusión: las metástasis coroideas conllevan un mal pronóstico visual y sistémico, se requiere un alto índice de sospecha en pacientes menores de 50 años sin factores de riesgo. Se convierten en un reto diagnóstico, sobre todo en países donde predominan las enfermedades infecciosas. El papel del oftalmólogo es realizar el diagnóstico oportuno y correcto, evitando así retrasar el tratamiento.

Background: the case of a 36 year-old patient is presented, who was diagnosed with choroidal tuberculoma, giving treatment without improvement. Then, the diagnosis of pulmonary adenocarcinoma and choroidal metastases was elucidated. Objective: to report the diagnosis of metastasis as the initial manifestation of lung adenocarcinoma in a young patient. Study design: case report. Case summary: male, 36 years old, history of tuberculosis in childhood, positive smoking, but not significant. He presented visual loss of the right eye, being diagnosed with a choroidal tuberculoma, associated with night sweats, cough and positive QuantiFERON-TB test, treatment for tuberculosis was initiated. Later he had respiratory and neurological deterioration requiring orotracheal intubation, but unfortunately he died. Autopsy reveals lung adenocarcinoma with choroidal, liver and kidney metastases. Conclusion: choroidal metastases lead to poor visual and systemic prognosis, a high suspicion is required in patients under 50 years of age without risk factors. They become a diagnostic challenge, especially in countries where infectious diseases are predominat. The ophthalmologist's role is to make the diagnosis timely and correctly, thus avoiding delaying treatment.

Choroid Neoplasms , Tuberculosis , Tuberculosis, Ocular , Adenocarcinoma of Lung , Neoplasm Metastasis
J. venom. anim. toxins incl. trop. dis ; 26: e20190104, 2020. graf, ilus
Article in English | ID: biblio-1135148


Spider venom is a potential source of pharmacologically important compounds. Previous studies on spider venoms reported the presence of bioactive molecules that possess cell-modulating activities. Despite these claims, sparse scientific evidence is available on the cytotoxic mechanisms in relation to the components of the spider venom. In this study, we aimed to determine the cytotoxic fractions of the spider venom extracted from Phlogiellus bundokalbo and to ascertain the possible mechanism of toxicity towards human lung adenocarcinoma (A549) cells. Methods: Spider venom was extracted by electrostimulation. Components of the extracted venom were separated by reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) using a linear gradient of 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) in water and 0.1% TFA in 95% acetonitrile (ACN). Cytotoxic activity was evaluated by the MTT assay. Apoptotic or necrotic cell death was assessed by microscopic evaluation in the presence of Hoechst 33342 and Annexin V, Alexa FluorTM 488 conjugate fluorescent stains, and caspase activation assay. Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) activity of the cytotoxic fractions were also measured. Results: We observed and isolated six fractions from the venom of P. bundokalbo collected from Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. Four of these fractions displayed cytotoxic activities. Fractions AT5-1, AT5-3, and AT5-4 were found to be apoptotic while AT5-6, the least polar among the cytotoxic components, was observed to induce necrosis. PLA2 activity also showed cytotoxicity in all fractions but presented no relationship between specific activity of PLA2 and cytotoxicity. Conclusion: The venom of P. bundokalbo spider, an endemic tarantula species in the Philippines, contains components that were able to induce either apoptosis or necrosis in A549 cells.(AU)

Animals , Spider Venoms/pharmacology , Apoptosis , Adenocarcinoma of Lung , Cytotoxicity, Immunologic
Medicina (B.Aires) ; 79(3): 208-211, June 2019. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1020062


Los linfomas derivados del tejido linfoide asociado a las mucosas (MALT) son entidades poco frecuentes, de bajo grado de malignidad con escaso o nulo compromiso ganglionar y representan cerca del 80% de los linfomas primarios pulmonares. La aparición sincrónica con adenocarcinoma de pulmón es un hallazgo extremadamente infrecuente. Presentamos el caso de un hombre de 68 años, ex-tabaquista, en quien durante el seguimiento de un nódulo pulmonar se identificó un segundo nódulo y la biopsia quirúrgica confirmó el diagnóstico de ambas neoplasias.

The lymphomas of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), are uncommon entities, of low grade of malignancy with very infrequent or no lymph node involvement. They represent about 80% of the primary pulmonary lymphomas. The synchronous appearance with lung adenocarcinoma is an extremely rare finding. We present the case of an ex-smoker 68-year-old man, in whom, in the follow-up of a pulmonary nodule, a second pulmonary nodule was found. The surgical biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of both neoplasms.

Humans , Male , Aged , Adenocarcinoma/diagnosis , Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone/diagnosis , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/diagnosis , Lung Neoplasms/diagnosis , Neoplasms, Multiple Primary/diagnosis , Adenocarcinoma/surgery , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Adenocarcinoma/diagnostic imaging , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/surgery , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/pathology , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/diagnostic imaging , Lung Neoplasms/surgery , Lung Neoplasms/pathology , Lung Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging
Rev. cuba. cir ; 58(1): e740, ene.-mar. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1093143


RESUMEN Introducción: El cáncer de pulmón representa una gran carga de enfermedad a nivel global. La centralización de la atención de los pacientes para el diagnóstico y tratamiento añade un salto de calidad en la atención sanitaria. Objetivo: Evaluar los resultados de la consulta multidisciplinaria de cáncer pulmonar en la provincia de Camagüey. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional analítico retrospectivo desde noviembre de 2015 hasta febrero de 2017. El universo quedó conformado por 182 pacientes evaluados en la consulta multidisciplinaria con cáncer pulmonar. La muestra, la cual fue de tipo probabilística, la constituyeron los 182 pacientes diagnosticados de cáncer pulmonar, coincidiendo con el universo. Se trabajó con una población objetiva conformada por todos los pacientes adultos que acudieron a la consulta antes mencionada y que fueron diagnosticados de cáncer pulmonar en la sistemática diagnóstica. Resultados: Prevaleció el sexo masculino y el grupo de edad entre 60 y 69 años. Todos los pacientes tenían relación con el hábito de fumar, y al menos, una radiografía de tórax al momento de la primera evaluación. El síntoma fundamental fue la tos. Más de la mitad de los pacientes acudieron antes de 60 días de comienzo de los síntomas, y recibieron el diagnóstico e iniciaron el tratamiento antes del mes. El adenocarcinoma fue el tipo histológico más frecuente, como la localización tumoral periférica, el estado funcional se deterioró en relación con la etapa clínica y el tratamiento quirúrgico fue el más indicado. Conclusiones: La atención multidisciplinaria en pacientes con cáncer pulmonar se ha convertido en el estándar de cuidado. La centralización de la atención, así como la aplicación de una vía clínica optimiza el uso de la tecnología disponible adecuada a cada caso en particular(AU)

ABSTRACT Introduction: Lung cancer represents a great burden of disease worldwide. Patient care centralization for diagnosis and treatment adds a leap in the quality of health care. Objective: To evaluate the results of the multidisciplinary consultation of lung cancer in the province of Camagüey. Methods: A retrospective, analytical, observational study was conducted from November 2015 to February 2017. The study population consisted of 182 patients with lung cancer who were evaluated in the multidisciplinary consultation. The sample, which was probabilistic, was made up of 182 patients diagnosed with lung cancer, coinciding with the population. We worked with an objective population made up of all the adult patients who attended the aforementioned consultation and who were diagnosed with lung cancer in the diagnostic systematics. Results: There was a predominance of the male sex and the age group between 60 and 69 years old. All the patients were associated with the smoking habit, and had at least one chest radiograph at the time of the first evaluation. The main symptom was coughing. More than half of the patients came before 60 days after the onset of symptoms, were diagnosed and started treatment before the month. The adenocarcinoma was the most frequent histological type, as the peripheral tumor location. The functional state was deteriorated in relation to the clinical stage and the surgical treatment was the most indicated. Conclusions: Multidisciplinary care in patients with lung cancer has become the standard of care. The centralization of care, as well as the application of a clinical approach, optimizes the use of available technology appropriate to each particular case(AU)

Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Aged , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/therapy , Lung Neoplasms/diagnosis , Retrospective Studies , Observational Study
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-772100


OBJECTIVE@#To explore the expression patterns of transcription factor SOX12 in lung adenocarcinoma and its significance in the diagnosis and prognosis of the malignancy.@*METHODS@#Large cancer genome databases were used to analyze SOX12 expression level in lung adenocarcinoma. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and semiquantitative PCR were used to detect the expression of SOX12 in 36 specimens of lung adenocarcinoma tissues, 15 adjacent tissues and 21 normal lung tissues. The prognostic value of SOX12 in lung adenocarcinoma and lung squamous cell carcinoma were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier Plotter database, and the relationship between SOX12 expression and the overall survival (OS) and progression free survival (PPS) of the patients were analyzed.@*RESULTS@#Analysis of TCGA database and GEO (GSE40419) database showed that SOX12 expression levels were significantly higher in in lung adenocarcinoma than in normal lung tissues ( < 0.001). The results of IHC and semiquantitative PCR revealed that SOX12 was expressed at significantly higher levels in lung adenocarcinoma than in normal lung tissues ( < 0.001). Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed that patients with lung adenocarcinoma positive for SOX12 had a significantly shorter OS and PPS time than those negative for SOX12 ( < 0.05), but SOX12 positivity did not significantly affect OS and PPS of patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma.@*CONCLUSIONS@#High expression levels of SOX12 in lung adenocarcinoma are significantly associated with a poor OS of the patients, suggesting the value of SOX12 to assist in early diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of lung adenocarcinoma.

Adenocarcinoma , Metabolism , Adenocarcinoma of Lung , Metabolism , Mortality , Biomarkers, Tumor , Metabolism , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung , Metabolism , Mortality , Databases, Factual , Humans , Kaplan-Meier Estimate , Lung Neoplasms , Metabolism , Mortality , Prognosis , SOXC Transcription Factors , Metabolism , Transcription Factors
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-813043


To analyze the components of tumor infiltrating T lymphocyte (TIL) cells in malignant pleural effusion of lung adenocarcinoma, and evaluate their killing activities to autologous tumor cells. 
 Methods: Malignant pleural effusions were collected from 17 patients with lung adenocarcinoma. Mononuclear cells were isolated by Ficoll density gradient centrifugation and flow cytometer was used to analyze TIL cell components. TIL and tumor cells were separated through adherent culture. The tumor cells were identified via intramuscular injection of adherent cells into nude mice and the killing effect of cultured lymphocytes on autologous tumor cells was studied.
 Results: Of the TIL in malignant pleural effusions, T cells accounted for 60.6%-79.3%, while T helper cells were significantly higher than T killer cells (36.63%±1.90% vs 24.64%±2.32%, P<0.001). There were also natural killer (NK) cells and NK T cells in the effusions. Tumor cells were successfully isolated and cultured. The killing activity of cultured TIL to autologous tumor cells was 39.14%±12.04%, and the killing activity of TIL with high proliferation rate to autologous tumor cells was higher than that of low proliferation group (50.51%±3.80% vs 29.04%±5.77%, P<0.001).
 Conclusion: T lymphocytes are the major components of TIL in malignant pleural effusions derived from lung adenocarcinoma, and T helper cells are more than T killer cells. The killing activity of TIL with strong proliferation ability to autologous tumor cells is higher than that of TIL with weak proliferation ability. Therefore, cells from malignant pleural effusions could be used for cellular immunotherapy against tumor.

Adenocarcinoma of Lung , Animals , Cytotoxicity, Immunologic , Humans , Interleukin-2 , Lung Neoplasms , Mice , Mice, Nude , Pleural Effusion, Malignant , T-Lymphocytes