MUS81 Participates in the Progression of Serous Ovarian Cancer Associated With Dysfunctional DNA Repair System

Conclusions: MUS81 is involved in the progression of SOC and inhibition of MUS81 could augment the susceptibility to chemotherapeutic agents. MUS81 might represent a novel molecular target for SOC chemotherapy.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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In conclusion, it remains unclear if brain-specific regional and temporal changes occur in the expression of the different APP variants during AD progression. Since APP is also found in blood cells, assessing the changes in APP mRNA expression in peripheral blood cells from AD patients has been considering an alternative. However, again the quantification of APP mRNA in peripheral blood cells has generated controversial results. Brain APP protein has been analyzed in only a few studies, probably as it is difficult to interpret the complex pattern of APP variants and fragments. We previously characterized the soluabl...
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CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study, suggesting the novel triazene drug CT913 as enhancer drug for extending the therapeutic spectrum of PARPi. PMID: 32980128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
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Abstract Cancers with deficiencies in homologous recombination-mediated DNA repair (HRR) demonstrate improved clinical outcomes and increased survival. Approximately 50% of high-grade serous ovarian cancers (HGSOC) exhibit homologous recombination deficiency (HRD). HRD can be caused by germline or somatic mutations of genes involved in the HR pathway. Given platinum-based chemotherapy and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPis) are used in HGSOC, double-strand breaks (DSBs) are common. Unrepaired DSBs are toxic to cells as genomic instability ensues and cells eventually die. Thus, tumor cells with DSBs ut...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
Cancers, Vol. 12, Pages 2414: Front-Line Maintenance Therapy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer—Current Advances and Perspectives Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers12092414 Authors: Thibaut Reverdy Christophe Sajous Julien Péron Olivier Glehen Naoual Bakrin Witold Gertych Jonathan Lopez Benoit You Gilles Freyer Ovarian tumor is the gynecological cancer associated with the highest mortality. Most diseases are diagnosed at an advanced stage, which impairs the chances of prolonged complete remission. The standard front-line treatment of advanced stages combines surgery in an expert center with platinum-...
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ConclusionAlthough the use of PARP inhibitors is a huge step forward, it is apparent that patients, both with and without BRCA-mutant ovarian cancer, will eventually become resistant to PARP inhibitors. Therefore, novel combination therapies may enhance PARP inhibitor efficacy and overcome resistance mechanisms.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
In this study, we further explore the functions of DDX39B in handling damaged DNA, and unexpectedly find that DDX39B facilitates DNA repair by homologous recombination through upregulating BRCA1. Specifically, DDX39B binds to and stabilizes BRCA1 mRNA. DDX39B ensures ssDNA formation and RAD51 accumulation at DSB sites by maintaining BRCA1 levels. Without DDX39B being present, ovarian cancer cells exhibit hypersensitivity to DNA-damaging chemotherapeutic agents like platinum or PARPi. Moreover, DDX39B-deficient mice show embryonic lethality or developmental retardation, highly reminiscent of those lacking BRCA1. High DDX39B...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
In conclusion, we have pinpointed for the first time that an RB1 leaky variant, not leading to retinoblastoma because of its maternal origin, can predispose in adults to a very rare form of ovarian cancer and that the somatic disruption of few genes contributes to the tumor progression and aggressiveness.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In this study, we characterised the widely used high grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) cell line NIH-OVCAR3 using bioinformatics, cytotoxicity assays and molecular/functional analyses of DNA damage response (DDR) pathways in comparison to an ovarian cancer cell line panel. Bioinformatic analysis confirmed the HGSOC-like features of NIH-OVCAR3, including low mutation frequency, TP53 loss and high copy number alteration frequency similar to 201 HGSOCs analysed (TCGA). Cytotoxicity assays were performed for the standard of care chemotherapy, carboplatin, and DDR targeting drugs: rucaparib (a PARP inhibitor) and VE-821 (an A...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study suggested that crizotinib was an off-the-shelf, practical, and ostensibly effective treatment option for patients with ovarian cancer with ROS1 rearrangement. NGS-based genetic testing may guide to plan therapeutic paradigms, and render precision medicine promising in ovarian cancer treatment. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Despite the previous report of ROS1 fusion in patients with ovarian cancer, it remains unknown whether patients can benefit from targeted therapeutic drugs. This study reports a GOPC-ROS1 fusion identified by next-generation sequencing in a patient with chemotherapy-resistant ova...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
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