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Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer ; (12): 721-731, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1010080


BACKGROUND@#Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is a major subtype of lung cancer, and its treatment and diagnosis remain a hot research topic. Targeting protein for Xenopus kinesin-like protein 2 (TPX2) is highly expressed in a variety of cancer cells and may be associated with the progression of LUAD. This study aimed to investigate the effect of TPX2 on the malignant progression of LUAD cells and the regulatory mechanisms.@*METHODS@#The expression of gene TPX2 in LUAD tissues from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database was analyzed by bioinformatics analysis techniques. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression levels of TPX2 and miR-218-5p in human lung normal cell lines and human LUAD cell lines. Western blot was used to detect TPX2 protein expression in cell lines and its effect on the expression of key proteins in the p53 signaling pathway. The relationship between TPX2 and miR-218-5p was predicted using bioinformatics and verified by dual luciferase reporter gene assay. Cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay, cell clone formation, cell scratching, Transwell assay, and flow cytometry were used to detect the effects of miR-218-5p and TPX2 on LUAD cell function.@*RESULTS@#TPX2 was significantly overexpressed in LUAD cells, and knockdown of TPX2 inhibited LUAD cell proliferation, migration, and invasion, promoted apoptosis and induced G2/M phase block, and promoted the expression of key proteins in the p53 signaling pathway. miR-218-5p, an upstream regulator of TPX2, could inhibit its expression. Overexpression of miR-218-5p eliminated the malignant development caused by high expression of TPX2, inhibited the malignant processes of LUAD cells such as proliferation and migration as well as promoted the p53 signaling pathway.@*CONCLUSIONS@#miR-218-5p targets and inhibits TPX2 expression and exerts an inhibitory effect on the malignant progression of LUAD cells via p53.

Humans , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , Tumor Suppressor Protein p53/genetics , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Cell Proliferation/genetics , MicroRNAs/genetics , Cell Movement/genetics , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , Cell Line, Tumor , Microtubule-Associated Proteins/genetics , Cell Cycle Proteins/genetics
Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer ; (12): 591-604, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1010065


BACKGROUND@#Lung cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors in the world, and the current lung cancer screening and treatment strategies are constantly improving, but its 5-year survival rate is still very low, which seriously endangers human health. Therefore, it is critical to explore new biomarkers to provide personalized treatment and improve the prognosis. Cuproptosis is a newly discovered type of cell death, which is due to the accumulation of excess copper ions in the cell, eventually leading to cell death, which has been suggested by studies to be closely related to the occurrence and development of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). Based on The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database, this study explored the association between cuproptosis-related genes (CRGs) and LUAD prognosis, established a prognostic risk model, and analyzed the interaction between CRGs and LUAD immune cell infiltration.@*METHODS@#The RNA-seq data of LUAD tissue and paracancerous or normal lung tissue were downloaded from the TCGA database; the RNA-seq data of normal lung tissue was downloaded from the Genotype-tissue Expression (GTEx) database, and the data of 462 lung adenocarcinoma cases were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus repository (GEO) as verification. T the risk score model to assess prognosis was constructed by univariate Cox and Lasso-Cox regression analysis, and the predictive ability of the model was evaluated by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and calibration curve. Immune-related and drug susceptibility analysis was further performed on high- and low-risk groups.@*RESULTS@#A total of 1656 CRGs and 1356 differentially expressed CRGs were obtained, and 13 CRGs were screened out based on univariate Cox and Lasso-Cox regression analysis to construct a prognostic risk model, and the area under the curves (AUCs) of ROC curves 1-, 3- and 5- year were 0.749, 0.740 and 0.689, respectively. Further study of immune-related functions and immune checkpoint differential analysis between high- and low-risk groups was done. High-risk groups were more sensitive to drugs such as Savolitinib, Palbociclib, and Cytarabine and were more likely to benefit from immunotherapy.@*CONCLUSIONS@#The risk model constructed based on 13 CRGs has good prognostic value, which can assist LUAD patients in individualized treatment, and provides an important theoretical basis for the treatment and prognosis of LUAD.

Humans , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/genetics , Early Detection of Cancer , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , Prognosis , Copper , Apoptosis
Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology ; (12): 509-515, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-981893


Objective To identify immune-related molecular markers in an attempt to predict prognosis of colon adenocarcinoma (COAD). Methods Immune related genes (IREGs) was analyzed based on the TCGA database. Weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) and Cox regression analysis were used to establish risk models. According to the median risk score, COAD patients were divided into high risk and low risk groups. The prognostic difference were compared between the two groups. The function of the model was validated using GEO. Results A total of 1015 IREGs was obtained. The established model consisted of three genes: RAR related orphan receptor C (RORC), leucine-rich repeat Fli-I-interacting protein 2 (LRRFIP2) and lectin galactoside-binding soluble galectin 4 (LGALS4). The high-risk group had significantly poorer prognosis than low-risk group in the GEO database, and it was validated using a GEO database. Further analysis via univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses revealed that risk model could function as independent prognostic factor for COAD patients. Conclusion The risk model based on IREGs can predict the prognosis of patients with COAD.

Humans , Prognosis , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Colonic Neoplasms/genetics , Gene Expression Profiling , Lectins
Chinese Journal of Oncology ; (12): 471-481, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-984746


Objective: To investigate the effects of lncRNA DRAIC on proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion of lung adenocarcinoma cells and its mechanism. Methods: Reverse transcription-quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was used to detect the expression of DRAIC in lung cancer tissues and corresponding adjacent normal tissues of 40 patients with lung adenocarcinoma who underwent surgery in Tangshan People's Hospital from 2019 to 2020. Lung adenocarcinoma cells A549 and H1299 were cultured in vitro and divided into si-NC group, si-DRAIC group, miR-NC group, let-7i-5p mimics group, si-DRAIC+ inhibitor-NC group, and si-DRAIC+ let-7i-5p inhibitor group. CCK-8 method and clone formation experiment were used to detect cell proliferation. Flow cytometry was used to detect cell apoptosis. Transwell array was used to detect the cell migration and invasion. Western blot was used to detect the protein expressions of Caspase-3, Caspase-9, Bcl-2 and Bax. The double luciferase reporter gene experiment was used to verify the regulatory relationship between DRAIC and let-7i-5p. Independent sample t test was used for comparison between two groups, one-way ANOVA was used for comparison between multiple groups, and Pearson correlation analysis was used for correlation analysis. Results: Compared with adjacent tissues, the expression level of DRAIC in lung adenocarcinoma tissues increased (P<0.05), but the expression level of let-7i-5p decreased (P<0.05). The expression levels of DRAIC and let-7i-5p in lung adenocarcinoma tissues were negatively correlated (r=-0.737, P<0.05). The absorbance value of A549 and H1299 cells in the si-DRAIC group at 48, 72 and 96 hours were lower than those in the si-NC group (P<0.05), the number of clones formed [(91.00±6.08 vs. 136.67±6.51); (50.67±1.53 vs. 76.67±4.51)], the number of migration [(606.67±31.34 vs. 960.00±33.06); (483.33±45.96 vs. 741.67±29.67)], the number of invasion [(185.00±8.19 vs. 447.33±22.05); (365.00±33.87 vs. 688.00±32.97)] were lower than those in the si-NC group (P<0.05). However, the apoptosis rates of cells [(13.43±2.79)% vs. (4.53±0.42)%; (23.77±1.04)% vs. (6.60±1.42)%] were higher than those in the si-NC group (P<0.05). The protein expressions of Caspase-3, Caspase-9 and Bax in si-DRAIC group were higher than those in si-NC group, and the protein expression of Bcl-2 was lower than that in si-NC group (P<0.05). DRAIC is located in the cytoplasm. DRAIC targeted and negatively regulated the expression of let-7i-5p. The absorbance values of A549 and H1299 cells in the let-7i-5p mimics group at 48, 72 and 96 hours were lower than those in the miR-NC group (P<0.05), the number of clones formed [(131.33±14.47 vs. 171.33±6.11); (59.33±4.93 vs. 80.33±7.09)], the number of migration [(137.67±3.06 vs. 579.33±82.03); (425.00±11.14 vs. 669.33±21.13)], the number of invasion [(54.00±4.36 vs. 112.67±11.59); (80.00±4.58 vs. 333.33±16.80)] were lower than those in the miR-NC group (P<0.05). However, the apoptosis rates of cells [(14.57±1.10)% vs. (6.97±1.11)%; (23.97±0.42)% vs. (7.07±1.21)%] were higher than those in the miR-NC group (P<0.05). The protein expressions of Caspase-3, Caspase-9 and Bax in let-7i-5p mimics group were higher than those in miR-NC group, and the protein expression of Bcl-2 was lower than that in miR-NC group (P<0.05). The absorbance values of A549 and H1299 cells in the si-DRAIC+ let-7i-5p inhibitor group at 48, 72 and 96 hours were higher than those in the si-DRAIC+ inhibitor-NC group (P<0.05), the number of clones formed [(82.00±5.29 vs. 59.00±5.57); (77.67±4.93 vs. 41.33±7.57)], the number of migration [(774.33±35.81 vs. 455.67±19.04); (569.67±18.72 vs. 433.67±16.77)], the number of invasion [(670.33±17.21 vs. 451.00±17.52); (263.67±3.06 vs. 182.33±11.93)] were higher than those in the si-DRAIC+ inhibitor-NC group (P<0.05). However, the apoptosis rates of cells [(7.73±0.45)% vs. (19.13±1.50)%; (8.00±0.53)% vs. (28.40±0.53)%] were lower than those in the si-NC group (P<0.05). The protein expressions of Caspase-3, Caspase-9 and Bax in si-DRAIC+ let-7i-5p inhibitor group were higher than those in si-DRAIC+ inhibitor-NC group, and the protein expression of Bcl-2 was lower than that in si-DRAIC+ inhibitor-NC group (P<0.05). Conclusion: DRAIC is highly expressed in lung adenocarcinoma, and DRAIC promotes the proliferation, migration and invasion of lung adenocarcinoma cells and inhibits apoptosis by targeting let-7i-5p.

Humans , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Apoptosis/genetics , bcl-2-Associated X Protein/metabolism , Caspase 3/metabolism , Caspase 9/metabolism , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation/genetics , Lung/metabolism , MicroRNAs/metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/metabolism , RNA, Long Noncoding/genetics
Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer ; (12): 311-322, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928814


BACKGROUND@#m6A RNA methylation modification plays an important role in the occurrence and progression of lung cancer and regulates tumor immunity. Current studies mostly focus on the differential expression of some specific m6A effectors and infiltrating immune cell. m6A methylation modification is the result of mutual adjustment and balance between effectors, and changes in the expression of one or two effectors are far from enough to reflect the panorama of m6A methylation. The role of m6A in the immune microenvironment of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is still poorly understood. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of different m6A modification patterns in immune microenvironment of LUAD.@*METHODS@#LUAD data was obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), University of California Santa Cruz Xena (UCSC Xena) and Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) databases. Gene mutation, differential expression and survival analysis were performed for 24 m6A effectors. The m6A modification pattern was constructed by unsupervised clustering method, and the m6A clusters survival analysis, gene set variation analysis, immune score and immune cell infiltration analysis were performed. The association between LRPPRC protein expression levels and infiltration of CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes and CD68+ macrophages in the tumor microenvironment was validated by immunohistochemistry in LUAD tissue microarray with 68 cases.@*RESULTS@#The mutations of m6A effector were found in 150 of 567 LUAD cases with a frequency of 26.46%. 6 readers and 3 writers were significantly up regulated in LUAD tissues compared with normal tissues. IGF2BP1 and HNRNPC are the independent risk factors for prognosis of LUAD. Abundant cross-talks among writers, erasers and readers were demonstrated. Three m6A modification patterns with different immune cell infiltration characteristics and clinical prognosis were established. Among m6A effectors, LRPPRC was found to be inversely associated with the infiltration of CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes and CD68+ macrophages, and was validated in 68 LUAD tissues.@*CONCLUSIONS@#m6A modification patterns play non-negligible roles in regulating the immune microenvironment. LRPPRC has potential to be a new biomarker for checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy.

Humans , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Adenocarcinoma of Lung/pathology , Adenosine/metabolism , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , Lung Neoplasms/pathology , Methylation , Tumor Microenvironment/genetics
São Paulo; s.n; 2022. 59 p.
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS, Inca | ID: biblio-1367281


Introdução: O carcinoma endometrial (CE) foi classificado pelo sistema de Bokhman em tipos I e II com base em observações clínicas e epidemiológicas. O tipo I corresponde aos tumores de baixo grau e o tipo II aos tumores de alto grau. Adicionalmente, estudos recentes propuseram que a classificação também fosse baseada em aspectos histológicos e moleculares com base nos dados do TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas). Foram identificados quatro grupos moleculares distintos de CE: (1) com mutações no POLE (fenótipo "ultramutado"), (2) "alto número de cópias" (mutações em TP53), (3) !baixo número de cópias" (em que os tumores não apresentam nenhuma das alterações descritas nos outros tipos) e (4) tumores com predomínio de instabilidade de microssatélites. A imunohistoquímica (IHC) para proteínas do gene de reparo é usada para identificar a deficiência de genes de reparo do DNA (Mismatch Repair ­ MMR) associada à instabilidade de microssatélites(MSI). A coloração nuclear positiva representa a expressão retida de proteínas MMR, enquanto a perda completa representa deficiência de MMR. O padrão de expressão heterogênea (HEP), ou seja, concomitância em um mesmo espécime de áreas positivas e totalmente negativas tem sido observada em CE. No presente momento, as principais diretrizes determinam que a presença de HEP seja interpretada como expressão retida de proteínas MMR. Não há, porém, consenso quanto à classificação e interpretação de HEP, nem conhecimento do impacto da classificação de HEP como subtipo molecular diferente em relação às características clínicas e prognósticas. Objetivos: realizar a classificação molecular dos casos de CE com HEP das proteínas relacionadas aos genes de reparo do DNA e comparação do perfil molecular entre áreas positivas e negativas no estudo imunohistoquímico. Materiais e Métodos: De janeiro/2007 a dezembro/2017 foram identificados 356 casos de CE, 16 deles com HEP. A classificação molecular foi feita com base no protocolo PROMISE para CE. Cada área (expressão retida ou perdida) foi macrodissecada e o status molecular foi avaliado separadamente quanto ao status MSI (Idylla), metilação do promotor MLH1 (NGS - ponto de corte para positividade ≥ 15%), status POLE (NGS) e status p53 (IHC). Variáveis clínicas e patológicas também foram avaliadas e correlacionadas com cada caso. Resultados: A histologia endometrioide foi predominante (15 casos), bem como ausência de invasão linfovascular (11 casos), ausência de padrão MELF (10 casos), graus FIGO 1 e 2 (13 casos), invasão miometrial < 50% (13 casos) e estadiamento T1 (13 casos). Todos os pacientes estavam vivos e sem evidência de doença no último acompanhamento, exceto por um caso, cujo status de sobrevida era desconhecido. Dois casos que seriam descritos como apresentando expressão retida de proteínas relacionadas a genes de reparo do DNA por IHC apresentaram-se na análise molecular com instabilidade de microssatélites(MSI-H). Nos casos de HEP, a proteína MSH6 foi a maisfrequentemente envolvida (9 casos, 7 isolados). A proteína MLH1 apresentou-se alterada em 6 casos, sendo a única proteína associada a co-alterações (com MSH6 e PMS2). Seis casos apresentaram-se metilados por MLH1, padrão encontrado tanto em áreas com perda quanto em áreas com retenção das proteínas relacionadas a MMR por IHC e dois casos apresentaram metilação em apenas uma das áreas. Em relação ao status de POLE, 6 casos apresentaram mutação, 2 com mutações tanto em áreas com perda quanto em áreas com retenção de expressão, 3 apenas na área com perda e 1 apenas na área com retenção. Dois casos apresentam padrão aberrante de p53 (MSH6 alterados) em ambas as áreas. Conclusão: em pacientes portadoras CE e com tumores apresentando HEP a correlação entre a IHC e os achados moleculares é heterogênea e o diagnóstico entre casos com retenção ou das proteínas relacionadas a MMR não é factível apenas com realização de IHC. A análise molecular deve ser realizada em todos os casos de CE com HEP para determinar adequadamente as característicasintrínsecas de cada tumor. Devido à raridade desse achado, esta proposta é financeiramente viável e tem o potencial de mudar a prática clínica em um subconjunto de pacientes, permitindo tratamentos inovadores. HEP deve ser relatado como um padrão distinto e não considerado como uma expressão sinônimo de expressão retida de proteínas MMR em CE.

Introduction: Endometrial adenocarcinoma is classified by the Bokhman system in type I and II based on clinical and epidemiological observations, whereas the type I represents low grade tumors and type II high grade tumors. Additionally, a classification based on histological aspects and molecular profile has been proposed. The TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) identified four molecular groups of endometrial adenocarcinomas: (1) mutations in POLE ("ultramutated" phenotype), (2) "high copy number" (mutations in TP53), (3) "low number of copies " (in which the tumors do not exhibit any of the changes described in the other types) and (4) tumors with predominance of microsatellite instability. In a small number of patients, heterogeneous staining is observed in the evaluation protein expression for mismatch repair genes. Objectives: to evaluate and perform the molecular classifications of cases of endometrial carcinoma with heterogeneous staining by IHC of proteins related to mismatch repair genes and comparison of the molecular profile of positive and negative areas in the IHC study. Cases and Methods: From January/2007 to December/2017 354 cases with EC were identified, 16 of those with HEP. Molecular classification was made based on the PROMISE protocol for EC. Each area (retained and lost expression) was macrodissected and molecular status was evaluated separately regarding MSI status (Idylla), MLH1 promoter methylation (NGS - cutoff for positivity ≥ 15%), POLE status (NGS) and p53 status (IHC). Clinical and pathologic variables were also evaluated and correlated with each case. Results: Endometrioid histology was predominant (15 cases), as absent lymphovascular invasion (11 cases), absence of MELF pattern (10 cases), FIGO Grade 1 and 2 (13 cases), and T1 stage (13 cases). All patients were alive and disease-free at the last follow-up. Two cases that would be described as retained by IHC presented in the molecular analysis as MSI-H. In HEP cases MSH6 was more frequent (9 cases, 7 isolated). MLH1 was altered in 6 cases, and wasthe only protein associated with co-alterations (with MSH6 and PMS2). Six cases were MLH1 methylated, found both in lost and retained areas. As POLE status, there were 6 mutated cases, 2 of those with mutations both in lost and retained areas, and 3 the lost area. Two cases had p53 aberrant pattern (MSH6 altered), that was seen both in the retained and in the lost areas. Conclusion: Correlation between IHC and molecular findings is heterogeneous, and determination between retained or lost expression of MMR proteins by IHC when HEP occurs, however feasible, does not represent the actual molecular alterations. Thus, molecular analysis should be performed every case to adequately determine the intrinsic features of each tumor. Due to the rarity of this finding, this is financially viable and has the potential to change clinical practice in a subset of patients. HEP should be reported as a distinct pattern, and not considered as a synonym expression of retained expression of MMR proteins in EC.

Humans , Female , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Gene Expression/genetics , Endometrial Neoplasms/genetics , DNA Repair/genetics , Immunohistochemistry , Retrospective Studies
Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae ; (6): 761-766, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921536


Objective To investigate the clinicopathological features and immunohistochemical expression of P504s,E-cadherin,erythroblast transformation-specific related gene(ERG)and estrogen receptor(ER)in prostate adenocarcinoma in Tibet.Methods The clinical data of 15 patients with prostate adenocarcinoma diagnosed by the Department of Pathology of Tibet Autonomous Region People's Hospital from September 2013 to September 2020 were analyzed retrospectively.All patients were assigned to prognostic grade groups based on Gleason score according to the WHO 2016 criteria.Immunostaining of P504s,E-cadherin,ERG,and ER was performed.Results The age of all 15 patients ranged from 61 to 86 years.The serum prostate specific antigen(PSA)concentration was ≥20 ng/ml in 12 patients and<20 ng/ml in 3 patients.Among the 15 patients,11 underwent needle biopsy,1 transurethral resection of the prostate,and 3 radical prostatectomy.Prognostic grouping results revealed 5 cases in grade groups 1-3,4 cases in grade group 4,and 6 cases in grade group 5.Immunohistochemistrically,15 cases(100%)were positive for P504s,E-cadherin and PSA;one case(7%)was positive for ERG;all cases were negative for P63,ER and CK34βE12.Thirteen cases were followed up for 2-48 months,with 2 cases treated with total prostatectomy and 11 cases with non-surgical treatment.Two cases were lost to follow-up. Conclusions Prostate adenocarcinoma is rare relatively in Tibet.The accuracy of diagnosis can be improved by using multiple immunohistochemical markers.The cases of grades 4 and 5 by pathological confirmed are relatively common in Tibet.P504s and E-cadherin are highly expressed in prostate adenocarcinoma patients in Tibet,while ERG presents low expression,ER is unexpressed.

Child , Child, Preschool , Humans , Male , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Cadherins/genetics , Erythroblasts , Prostate , Prostatic Neoplasms , Receptors, Estrogen , Retrospective Studies , Tibet , Transurethral Resection of Prostate
West Indian med. j ; 69(3): 148-153, 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1341890


ABSTRACT The concomitant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocations in lung adenocancers are very rare scenarios. Until now, 42 cases described in the literature have all been treated by different drugs. There is no overall consensus regarding the treatment for this adenocarcinoma subgroup. We report here a case of lung adenocarcinoma with concomitant EGFR mutation in exon 21 (L858R) and ALK rearrangement in primary tumour, EGFR mutation in exon 21 (L858R) and no ALK rearrangement in its synchronous metastasis. We treated this patient with crizotinib as the second-line therapy (after the first line docetaxel-cisplatin chemotherapy), but no response was obtained. The therapeutic choice for the lung adenocancer patients with concomitant EGFR mutation and ALK rearrangement is unclear. Examination of c-ros oncogene 1 mutation can be used as an indicator in the prediction of the crizotinib treatment success. The ALK mutation may not responsible for the resistance to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), and EGFR-TKI can be initiated to EGFR and ALK dual mutant patients as the first treatment.

Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Genes, erbB-1/genetics , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , Mutation/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/drug therapy , Exons/genetics , Cisplatin/therapeutic use , Protein Kinase Inhibitors/therapeutic use , Docetaxel/therapeutic use , Crizotinib/therapeutic use , Lung Neoplasms/drug therapy , Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use
Rev. invest. clín ; 72(6): 372-379, Nov.-Dec. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1289732


Abstract Background: Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic cancer. Although most patients respond adequately to the first-line therapy, up to 85% experience a recurrence of disease, which carries a poor prognosis. Mitotic arrest deficiency 1 is a protein that helps in the assembly of the mitotic spindle assembly checkpoint by preventing anaphase until all chromatids are properly aligned. A single-nucleotide polymorphism in the MAD1L1 gene is prevalent in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer and alters the way in which it responds to chemotherapy. Objective: The objective of the study was to study the relationship between the rs1801368 polymorphism of MAD1L1 and prognosis of ovarian adenocarcinoma. Methods: A total of 118 patients in whom the MAD1L1 gene was sequenced were analyzed using descriptive and comparative statistics. Results: Patients carrying the wild-type genotype had a higher distribution of early-stage disease. Having a MAD1L1 polymorphic allele increased the risk of being non-sensitive to chemotherapy. The median disease-free survival for patients with the wild-type MAD1L1 was 46.93 months, compared to 10.4 months for patients with at least one polymorphic allele. Conclusions: The rs1801368 polymorphism of MAD1L1 gene worsens prognosis in patients with ovarian adenocarcinoma. Traditional therapy for ovarian cancer might not be optimal in patients carrying this polymorphism.

Humans , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Young Adult , Ovarian Neoplasms/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Cell Cycle Proteins/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Ovarian Neoplasms/mortality , Prognosis , Adenocarcinoma/mortality , Survival Rate , Retrospective Studies
ABCD (São Paulo, Impr.) ; 33(4): e1569, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1152636


ABSTRACT Background: Studies with biomarkers in TMA (tissue microarray) have been showing important results regarding its expression in colon cancer. Aim: Correlate the expression profile of the OPN and ABCB5 biomarkers with the epidemiological and clinicopathological characteristics of the patients, the impact on the progression of the disease and the death. Method: A total of 122 CRC patients who underwent surgical resection, immunomarking and their relationship with progression and death events were evaluated. Result: The average age was 61.9 (±13.4) years. The cases were distributed in 42 (35.9%) in the ascending/transverse colon, 31 (26.5%) in the sigmoid, 27 in the rectum (23.1%), 17 (14.5%) in the descending colon. Most patients had advanced disease (stages III and IV) in 74 cases (60.9%). There was a predominance of moderately differentiated tumors in 101 samples (82.8%); despite this, the poorly differentiated subtype proved to be an independent risk factor for death in 70%. Metastasis to the liver proved to be an independent risk factor for death in 75% (18/24), as well as patients with primary rectal tumors in 81.5% (22/27). Conclusion: The immunohistochemical expression of the OPN and ABCB5 markers was not associated with epidemiological and clinicopathological characteristics. Regarding the progression of disease and death, it was not possible to observe a correspondence relationship with the evaluated markers.

RESUMO Racional: Estudos com biomarcadores com TMA (tissue microarray) vêm demostrando resultados importantes em relação à expressão de biomarcadores em câncer de cólon. Objetivo: Correlacionar o perfil de expressão dos biomarcadores OPN e ABCB5 com as características epidemiológicas e clinicopatológicas dos pacientes, o impacto na progressão de doença e no evento óbito. Método: Foram avaliados 122 pacientes de CCR submetidos à ressecção cirúrgica e à imunomarcação e relação com os eventos progressão e óbito. Resultado: A média de idade encontrada foi de 61,9 (±13,4) anos. Os casos distribuíram-se em 42 (35,9%) no cólon ascendente/transverso, 31 (26,5%) no sigmoide, 27 no reto (23,1%), 17 (14,5%) no cólon descendente. A maioria dos pacientes apresentou doença avançada (estadio III e IV) em 74 casos (60,9%). Houve predomínio de tumor moderadamente diferenciado em 101 amostras (82,8%); apesar disso, o subtipo pouco diferenciado mostrou-se como fator de risco independente para óbito em 70% dos casos. Metástase para o fígado mostrou-se fator de risco independente para óbito em 75% dos casos (18/24), assim como pacientes com tumores primários de reto em 81,5% (22/27). Conclusão: A expressão imunoistoquímica dos marcadores OPN e ABCB5 não apresentou associação com as características epidemiológicas e clinicopatológicas. Em relação à progressão de doença e evento óbito, não se conseguiu observar relação de correspondência com os marcadores avaliados.

Humans , Middle Aged , Colorectal Neoplasms/genetics , Colorectal Neoplasms/pathology , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Colonic Neoplasms , ATP Binding Cassette Transporter, Subfamily B/metabolism , Prognosis , Rectum
Rev. cir. (Impr.) ; 71(5): 458-467, oct. 2019. tab, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1058302


Resumen El objetivo de esta revisión es realizar una actualización de los conocimientos actuales en cáncer gástrico hereditario, especialmente enfocado a que pacientes tienen indicación de estudio genético y su manejo clínico. En un 5-10% de los cánceres gástricos existe un patrón familiar. Los cánceres hereditarios, a diferencia de los esporádicos, se asocian a mutaciones germinales en un gen específico. En cáncer gástrico hereditario difuso (HDGC), se han identificado mutaciones en genes específicos asociados a la enfermedad (CDH1 y CTNNA1). El síndrome clínico de HDGC se asocia a la aparición a temprana edad, típicamente alrededor de los 40 años de múltiples focos de cáncer gástrico (CG) de tipo difuso, frecuentemente con células en anillo de sello y la aparición de cáncer de mama de tipo lobulillar. De los pacientes que cumplen los criterios clínicos de HDGC, el 20-50% presenta una mutación del gen CDH1. La presencia de una mutación confiere un riesgo de aparición de CG difuso de 67-70% para hombres y de 56-83% para mujeres; y un riesgo de 42% de cáncer de mama a lo largo de la vida del paciente. Se consideran actualmente como indicaciones para asesoría y estudio genético; la presencia de 2 o más familiares con CG, uno confirmado difuso, independiente de la edad; y en segundo lugar individuos con CG menores de 40 años de edad, sin historia familiar previa. Dentro del manejo de es estos pacientes es clave un equipo multidisciplinario y las principales alternativas de manejo son el seguimiento endoscópico y la gastrectomía profiláctica. Así como se ha avanzado en definir el mejor manejo clínico de estos pacientes, esta patología también representa una área de importante interés en investigación.

The aim is to update the current knowledge in hereditary gastric cancer, especially the current indications for genetic testing and its clinical management. In 5-10% of gastric cancers there is a familiar pattern. Hereditary cancers, unlike sporadic cancers, are associated with germline mutations in a specific gene. In hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC), mutations have been identified in specific genes associated with the disease (CDH1 y CTNNA1). The clinical syndrome of HDGC is associated with the appearance at an early age, typically around 40 years, of multiple foci of diffuse gastric cancer (GC), frequently with signet ring cells and the appearance of lobular type breast cancer. Twenty to fifty percent of patients who meet the clinical criteria for HDGC have a mutation in the CDH1 gene. The presence of a mutation confers a risk of diffuse CG of 67-70% for men and 56-83% for women; and a 42% risk of breast cancer throughout the life of the patient. The main current indications for genetic counseling and study are the presence of 2 or more relatives with CG, one confirmed diffuse, regardless of age; and individuals with CG less than 40 years of age, without previous family history. A multidisciplinary team is key and the main management alternatives are endoscopic follow-up and prophylactic gastrectomy. Just as there has been progress in defining the best clinical management of these patients, this pathology also represents an area of important research interest.

Humans , Stomach Neoplasms/genetics , Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Stomach Neoplasms/pathology , Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Arq. gastroenterol ; 56(4): 367-371, Oct.-Dec. 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1055179


ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cause of worldwide cancer. Also in contrast to the huge advances in curing, the chance of living is very low even in surgery cases. Having a genetic predisposition plays an important role in cancer development. The association between Metallothionein-2A gene polymorphisms and the risk of adenocarcinoma has been widely studied, yet there is only one study on stomach diseases. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between 2 (MT-2A) polymorphisms and adenocarcinoma. METHODS: This cross-sectional case control study was performed between Mach 2014 and January 2015 at the Tuba Hospital of Sari, Iran. Peripheral blood samples were collected in EDTA tube. DNA extraction was performed using the spin column procedure. The MT-2A polymorphisms MT-2A (rs1610216), (rs28366003) were determined by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis in 95 a topic adenocarcinoma patients and 90 healthy individuals from Iranian population. RESULTS: The MT-2A rs1610216 polymorphism increased the risk of adeno carcinoma in our Iranian population [OR: 3.8533; 95%CI, 1.3155-11.2869; P=0.0139] and rs28366003 [OR: 4.0978; 95%CI, 1.2521-13.4108; P=0.0197]. CONCLUSION: The MT-2A gene polymorphism was associated with the risk of adenocarcinoma in the Iranian population.

RESUMO CONTEXTO: O câncer gástrico é a quarta causa mais comum de câncer em todo o mundo. Também em contraste com os enormes avanços na cura, a chance de viver é muito baixa, mesmo em casos de cirurgia. Ter uma predisposição genética desempenha um papel importante no desenvolvimento do câncer. A associação entre polimorfismos do gene metalotioneína-2A e o risco de adenocarcinoma tem sido amplamente estudada, mas há apenas um estudo sobre doenças estomacais. OBJETIVO: Neste estudo, objetivou-se investigar a associação entre 2 (MT-2A) polimorfismos e adenocarcinoma. MÉTODOS: Um estudo de controle de caso transversal foi realizado entre março de 2014 e janeiro de 2015 no hospital Tuba, Sari, Irã. Amostras de sangue periférico foram coletadas em tubo EDTA. A extração do ADN foi executada usando o procedimento da coluna da rotação. Os polimorfismos MT-2a MT-2A (rs1610216), (rs28366003) foram determinados pela análise do polimorfismo do comprimento do fragmento da reação-limitação de cadeia da polimerase em 95 pacientes com adenocarcinoma tópico e em 90 indivíduos saudáveis da população iraniana. RESULTADOS: O polimorfismo MT-2A rs1610216 aumentou o risco de adenocarcinoma de em nossa população iraniana. [OR: 3,8533; 95%CI, 1,3155-11,2869; P=0,0139] e rs28366003 [OR: 4,0978; 95%CI, 1,2521-13,4108; P=0,0197]. CONCLUSÃO: O polimorfismo do gene MT-2A foi associado ao risco de adenocarcinoma na população iraniana.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Genetic Predisposition to Disease/genetics , Metallothionein/genetics , Stomach Neoplasms/genetics , Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length , Case-Control Studies , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Cross-Sectional Studies , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics , Genotype , Middle Aged
Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 63(2): 142-147, Mar.-Apr. 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1001213


ABSTRACT Objective: To verify the physiological action of triiodothyronine T3 on the expression of transforming growth factor α (TGFA) mRNA in MCF7 cells by inhibition of RNA Polymerase II and the MAPK/ERK pathway Materials and methods: The cell line was treated with T3 at a physiological dose (10−9M) for 10 minutes, 1 and 4 hour (h) in the presence or absence of the inhibitors, α-amanitin (RNA polymerase II inhibitor) and PD98059 (MAPK/ERK pathway inhibitor). TGFA mRNA expression was analyzed by RT-PCR. For data analysis, we used ANOVA, complemented with the Tukey test and Student t-test, with a minimum significance of 5%. Results: T3 increases the expression of TGFA mRNA in MCF7 cells in 4 h of treatment. Inhibition of RNA polymerase II modulates the effect of T3 treatment on the expression of TGFA in MCF7 cells. Activation of the MAPK/ERK pathway is not required for T3 to affect the expression of TGFA mRNA. Conclusion: Treatment with a physiological concentration of T3 after RNA polymerase II inhibition altered the expression of TGFA. Inhibition of the MAPK/ERK pathway after T3 treatment does not interfere with the TGFA gene expression in a breast adenocarcinoma cell line.

Humans , Female , Triiodothyronine/genetics , Breast Neoplasms/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic/genetics , Transforming Growth Factor alpha/genetics , MAP Kinase Signaling System/genetics , Triiodothyronine/metabolism , Triiodothyronine/pharmacology , Proto-Oncogenes/genetics , Breast Neoplasms/metabolism , RNA, Messenger/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor alpha/drug effects , Transforming Growth Factor alpha/metabolism , Cell Line, Tumor/metabolism , MCF-7 Cells/metabolism
J. bras. pneumol ; 45(3): e20180181, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1012562


ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the histological subtypes and mutational profiles of non-small cell lung cancer in Brazil, looking for correlations among histological subtypes, expression of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), EGFR mutation status, and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression. Methods: We evaluated 173 specimens obtained from patients with lung adenocarcinoma in northeastern Brazil. Expression of PD-L1 and ALK was evaluated by immunohistochemistry; EGFR mutation status was evaluated by sequencing. We categorized the histological subtypes in accordance with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification. Results: The most common histological subtypes of lung adenocarcinoma were solid predominant (in 46.8%), acinar predominant (in 37.0%), and lepidic predominant (in 9.8%). ALK expression was detected in 10.4% of the samples, and 22.0% of the tumors harbored EGFR mutations. The most common EGFR mutation was an exon 21 L858R point mutation (in 45.5%), followed by an exon 19 deletion (in 36.3%). The tumor proportion score for PD-L1 expression was ≥ 50% in 18.2% of the samples, 1-49% in 32.7%, and 0% in 49.5%. The solid predominant subtype was significantly associated with wild-type EGFR status (p = 0.047). Positivity for PD-L1 expression was not found to be significantly associated with ALK expression or EGFR mutation status. Conclusions: Our results suggest that the molecular profile of non-small cell lung cancer in northeastern Brazil differs from those of populations in other regions of the country, with ALK positivity being higher than the other biomarkers. Further studies including clinical and genetic information are required to confirm these differences, as well as studies focusing on populations living in different areas of the country.

RESUMO Objetivo: Investigar os subtipos histológicos e perfis de mutação do carcinoma pulmonar de células não pequenas no Brasil, bem como as correlações entre os subtipos histológicos, a expressão do gene anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK, quinase do linfoma anaplásico), o estado de mutação do gene EGFR e a expressão de programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1, ligante de morte celular programada 1). Métodos: Avaliamos 173 espécimes provenientes de pacientes com adenocarcinoma pulmonar no Nordeste brasileiro. A expressão de PD-L1 e ALK foi avaliada por meio de imuno-histoquímica, ao passo que o estado de mutação do EGFR foi avaliado por meio de sequenciamento. Os subtipos histológicos foram classificados de acordo com a International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society. Resultados: Os subtipos histológicos mais comuns de adenocarcinoma pulmonar foram o predominantemente sólido (em 46,8%), o predominantemente acinar (em 37,0%) e o predominantemente lepídico (em 9,8%). A expressão de ALK foi detectada em 10,4% das amostras, e 22,0% dos tumores apresentavam mutações do gene EGFR. As mutações mais comuns do EGFR foram a mutação pontual L858R no éxon 21 (em 45,5%) e a deleção do éxon 19 (em 36,3%). O tumor proportion score relativo à expressão de PD-L1 foi ≥ 50% em 18,2% das amostras, = 1-49% em 32,7% e = 0% em 49,5%. O subtipo predominantemente sólido relacionou-se significativamente com EGFR selvagem (p = 0,047). A expressão positiva de PD-L1 não se relacionou significativamente com a expressão de ALK ou o estado de mutação do EGFR. Conclusões: Nossos resultados sugerem que o perfil molecular do carcinoma pulmonar de células não pequenas no Nordeste brasileiro difere do de populações em outras regiões do país: a expressão positiva de ALK é maior que os demais biomarcadores. Mais estudos com informações clínicas e genéticas são necessários para confirmar essas diferenças, além de estudos que se concentrem em populações em diferentes áreas do país.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/pathology , Genes, erbB-1/genetics , B7-H1 Antigen/analysis , Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase/analysis , Lung Neoplasms/pathology , Reference Values , Biopsy , Brazil , Immunohistochemistry , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Retrospective Studies , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/genetics , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , Mutation
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 52(5): e8379, 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1001523


Gastric cancer (GC) is the third most lethal type of cancer worldwide. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in regulatory sites or coding regions can modify the expression of genes involved in gastric carcinogenesis, as ERBB2, which encodes for the tyrosine-kinase receptor HER-2. The aim of this work was to analyze the association of the polymorphisms: rs2643194, rs2517951, rs2643195, rs2934971, and rs1058808 with GC, as they have not yet been analyzed in GC patients, as well as to report their frequency in the general Mexican population (GMP). We studied genomic DNA from subjects with GC (n=74), gastric inflammatory diseases (GID, n=76 control subjects), and GMP (n=102). Genotypes were obtained by means of real-time PCR and DNA-sequencing. The risks for GC were estimated through odds ratio (OR) using the Cochran-Armitage trend test and multinomial logistic regression. Increased risk for GC was observed under the dominant inheritance model for the rs2643194 TT or CT genotypes with an OR of 2.75 (95%CI 1.12−6.75, P=0.023); the rs2934971 TT or GT genotypes with an OR of 2.41 (95%CI 1.01−5.76, P=0.043), and the rs1058808 GG or CG genotypes with an OR of 2.21 (95%CI 1.00−4.87, P=0.046). The SNPs rs2643194, rs2934971, and rs1058808 of the ERBB2 gene were associated with increased risk for GC.

Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Stomach Neoplasms/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Receptor, ErbB-2/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics , Case-Control Studies , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Genotype
Medicina (B.Aires) ; 78(6): 385-394, Dec. 2018. ilus, graf, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-976135


The prevalence of relevant oncogenic drivers in lung adenocarcinoma varies in our region and data on clinical outcomes is scarce. The objective of the study was to describe the prevalence of KRAS, BRAF and EGFR mutations and ALK translocations in patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma, and to depict the clinical outcome according to treatment strategies. Patients with adequate tumor biopsy sampling were included. KRAS, BRAF and EGFR mutations were studied by Sanger sequencing. ALK translocations were studied by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IH) with antibodies against ALK with clones D5F3 and 5A4. Informed consent was signed by 118 patients and 84 (72%) with complete molecular analysis were included. KRAS mutations were detected in 16 samples (19%), EGFR in 11 (13%), 9 of them conferring sensitivity to EGFR inhibitors, and BRAF mutations in 1 (1%). ALK translocations were detected in 3 samples (4%). Median follow-up was 42.4 [interquartile range (IQR): 27.0-64.2] months. Globally, median overall survival was 10.3 [IQR: 5.6-20.2] months. Median survival was 10.8 [IQR: 6.0-20.3] months in the group of patients without detectable molecular alteration, 9.6 [IQR: 3.7-16.1] months in KRAS mutant population (HR: 1.08; p = 0.82) and 32.5 [IQR: 19.6-38.4] months in patients with ALK translocations or sensitizing EGFR mutated tumors treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (HR: 0.27; p = 0.03). In conclusion, the prevalence of molecular alterations and outcomes in our population is similar to that reported in other studies in Western countries.

La prevalencia de alteraciones en oncogenes en adenocarcinoma de pulmón varía en nuestra región. El objetivo fue describir la prevalencia de mutaciones en KRAS, BRAF y EGFR y las translocaciones de ALK en pacientes con adenocarcinoma de pulmón y estudiar la supervivencia de acuerdo a subtipos moleculares. Se incluyeron pacientes con biopsias adecuadas para el estudio. Se evaluó el estado mutacional de KRAS, BRAF y EGFR por secuenciación con la técnica de Sanger. Las translocaciones de ALK se estudiaron por hibridación in situ por fluorescencia (FISH) e inmunohistoquimica (IHQ) contra ALK (clones D5F3 y 5A4). De 118 pacientes evaluados, se incluyeron 84 (72%) con análisis molecular completo. Se detectaron mutaciones de KRAS en 16 muestras (19%), EGFR en 11 (13%), y BRAF en 1 muestra (1%). Se detectaron rearreglos de ALK en 3 muestras (4%). La mediana de seguimiento de los pacientes fue de 42.4 [rango intercuatilo (RIC): 27.0-64.2] meses. Globalmente, la mediana de supervivencia en la población fue 10.3 [RIC: 5.6-20.2] meses y fue de 10.8 [RIC: 6.0 20.3] meses en pacientes sin alteraciones moleculares detectables. La mediana de supervivencia de los pacientes con mutación en KRAS fue de 9.6 [RIC: 3.7-16.1] meses (HR: 1.08; p = 0.82) y 32.5 [RIC: 19.6-38.4] meses en el grupo con rearreglos de ALK o mutaciones en EGFR tratados con inhibidores de tirosina quinasa (HR: 0.27; p = 0.03). En conclusión, la prevalencia de alteraciones moleculares en nuestra población fue similar a otros países occidentales.

Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , Lung Neoplasms/pathology , Mutation , Argentina/epidemiology , Biopsy , Immunohistochemistry , Adenocarcinoma/mortality , Prospective Studies , In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence , Statistics, Nonparametric , Genes, erbB-1/genetics , Proto-Oncogene Proteins B-raf/genetics , Kaplan-Meier Estimate , Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase/genetics , Lung Neoplasms/mortality
Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 13-19, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-742510


PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify potential epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations in non-small cell lung cancer that went undetected by amplification refractory mutation system-Scorpion real-time PCR (ARMS-PCR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 200 specimens were obtained from the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University from August 2014 to August 2015. In total, 100 ARMS-negative and 100 ARMS-positive specimens were evaluated for EGFR gene mutations by Sanger sequencing. The methodology and sensitivity of each method and the outcomes of EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy were analyzed. RESULTS: Among the 100 ARMS-PCR-positive samples, 90 were positive by Sanger sequencing, while 10 cases were considered negative, because the mutation abundance was less than 10%. Among the 100 negative cases, three were positive for a rare EGFR mutation by Sanger sequencing. In the curative effect analysis of EGFR-TKIs, the progression-free survival (PFS) analysis based on ARMS and Sanger sequencing results showed no difference. However, the PFS of patients with a high abundance of EGFR mutation was 12.4 months [95% confidence interval (CI), 11.6−12.4 months], which was significantly higher than that of patients with a low abundance of mutations detected by Sanger sequencing (95% CI, 10.7−11.3 months) (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: The ARMS method demonstrated higher sensitivity than Sanger sequencing, but was prone to missing mutations due to primer design. Sanger sequencing was able to detect rare EGFR mutations and deemed applicable for confirming EGFR status. A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of EGFR-TKIs in patients with rare EGFR mutations is needed.

Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Animals , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Base Sequence , Disease-Free Survival , Lung Neoplasms/genetics , Lung Neoplasms/pathology , Mutation/genetics , Mutation Rate , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction/methods , ErbB Receptors/genetics , Sequence Analysis, DNA/methods , Treatment Outcome
ABCD (São Paulo, Impr.) ; 30(2): 98-102, Apr.-June 2017. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-885711


ABSTRACT Background: MTUYH and OGG1 genes have importance in the base excision repair systems of oxidized DNA bases. Modification of the tissue expression of these genes is related to the increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. Aim: To evaluate the tissue expression of MUTYH and OGG1 comparing normal and neoplastic tissues of patients with sporadic colorectal cancer and to correlate it with clinical and histopathological variables. Method: MUTYH and OGG1 tissue expression was quantified by RT-PCR in patients with colorectal cancer and the values were compared in normal and neoplastic tissues. MUTYH and OGG1 expression was measured and normalized to the constitutive 18S gene. The level of expression of both genes was correlated with the variables: age, gender, tumor location, size of the tumor, histological type, degree of cell differentiation, invasion depth in the intestinal wall, angiolymphatic infiltration, lymph node involvement and TNM staging. Results: Was found downregulation of both genes in neoplastic when compared to normal tissue. There was downregulation of the MUTYH in larger tumors and in patients with angiolymphatic invasion. Tumors with more advanced TNM stages (III and IV) presented downregulation of both genes when compared to those with earlier stages (I and II). Conclusion: The MUTYH and OGG1 genes present downregulation in the more advanced stages of colorectal cancer.

RESUMO Racional: Os genes MUTYH e OGG1 possuem importância nos sistemas de reparo por excisão de bases oxidadas do DNA. Modificação na expressão tecidual desses genes encontra-se relacionada ao maior risco do desenvolvimento do câncer colorretal. Objetivo: Avaliar a expressão tecidual dos genes MUTYH e OGG1 comparando tecidos normais e neoplásicos de portadores de câncer colorretal esporádico e correlacioná-la com variáveis clínicas e histopatológicas. Método: Avaliou-se por PCR, em tempo real, a expressão tecidual dos genes MUTYH e OGG1 em 49 portadores de câncer colorretal comparando tecidos normais e neoplásicos. A expressão dos genes MUTYH e OGG1 foi quantificada e normalizada com o gene constitutivo 18S. A intensidade de expressão de ambos os genes foi correlacionada as variáveis: idade, gênero, localização do tumor, tamanho do tumor, tipo histológico, grau de diferenciação celular, profundidade de invasão na parede intestinal, invasão angiolinfática, linfonodos comprometidos e estadiamento TNM. Resultados: Encontrou-se menor expressão de ambos os genes no tecido neoplásico quando comparado ao tecido normal. Houve menor expressão do gene MUTYH nos tumores com maiores dimensões e nos doentes que apresentavam invasão angiolinfática. Tumores com estadios mais avançados (III e IV) apresentavam expressão menor de ambos os genes quando comparados àqueles com estadios mais precoces (I e II). Conclusão: Os genes MUTYH e OGG1 apresentam menor expressão tecidual nos estadios mais avançados do câncer colorretal.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Colorectal Neoplasms/genetics , Adenocarcinoma/genetics , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , DNA Glycosylases/genetics , Prospective Studies