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Author Ignatchenko, V.; Ignatchenko, A.; Sinha, A.; Boutros, P.C.; Kislinger, T. url  openurl
  Title VennDIS: a JavaFX-based Venn and Euler diagram software to generate publication quality figures Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal Proteomics  
  Volume 15 Issue 7 Pages 1239-1244  
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  Abstract Venn diagrams are graphical representations of the relationships among multiple sets of objects and are often used to illustrate similarities and differences among genomic and proteomic datasets. All currently existing tools for producing Venn diagrams evince one of two traits; they require expertise in specific statistical software packages (such as R), or lack the flexibility required to produce publication-quality figures. We describe a simple tool that addresses both shortcomings, Venn Diagram Interactive Software (VennDIS), a JavaFX-based solution for producing highly customizable, publication-quality Venn, and Euler diagrams of up to five sets. The strengths of VennDIS are its simple graphical user interface and its large array of customization options, including the ability to modify attributes such as font, style and position of the labels, background color, size of the circle/ellipse, and outline color. It is platform independent and provides real-time visualization of figure modifications. The created figures can be saved as XML files for future modification or exported as high-resolution images for direct use in publications.  
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Author Schölz, C.; Lyon, D.; Refsgaard, J.C.; Jensen, L.J.; Choudhary, C.; Weinert, B.T. url  openurl
  Title Avoiding abundance bias in the functional annotation of post-translationally modified proteins Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal Nat Methods  
  Volume 12 Issue 11 Pages 1003-1004  
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Author Van Gool, B.; Dedieu, S.; Emonard, H.; Roebroek, A.J. url  openurl
  Title The Matricellular Receptor LRP1 Forms an Interface for Signaling and Endocytosis in Modulation of the Extracellular Tumor Environment Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal Front Pharmacol  
  Volume 6 Issue Pages 271  
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  Abstract The membrane protein low-density lipoprotein receptor related-protein 1 (LRP1) has been attributed a role in cancer. However, its presumably often indirect involvement is far from understood. LRP1 has both endocytic and signaling activities. As a matricellular receptor it is involved in regulation, mostly by clearing, of various extracellular matrix degrading enzymes including matrix metalloproteinases, serine proteases, protease inhibitor complexes, and the endoglycosidase heparanase. Furthermore, by binding extracellular ligands including growth factors and subsequent intracellular interaction with scaffolding and adaptor proteins it is involved in regulation of various signaling cascades. LRP1 expression levels are often downregulated in cancer and some studies consider low LRP1 levels a poor prognostic factor. On the contrary, upregulation in brain cancers has been noted and clinical trials explore the use of LRP1 as cargo receptor to deliver cytotoxic agents. This mini-review focuses on LRP1’s role in tumor growth and metastasis especially by modulation of the extracellular tumor environment. In relation to this role its diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic potential will be discussed.  
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Author Pinho, S.S.; Reis, C.A. url  openurl
  Title Glycosylation in cancer: mechanisms and clinical implications Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal Nat Rev Cancer  
  Volume 15 Issue 9 Pages 540-555  
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  Abstract Despite recent progress in understanding the cancer genome, there is still a relative delay in understanding the full aspects of the glycome and glycoproteome of cancer. Glycobiology has been instrumental in relevant discoveries in various biological and medical fields, and has contributed to the deciphering of several human diseases. Glycans are involved in fundamental molecular and cell biology processes occurring in cancer, such as cell signalling and communication, tumour cell dissociation and invasion, cell-matrix interactions, tumour angiogenesis, immune modulation and metastasis formation. The roles of glycans in cancer have been highlighted by the fact that alterations in glycosylation regulate the development and progression of cancer, serving as important biomarkers and providing a set of specific targets for therapeutic intervention. This Review discusses the role of glycans in fundamental mechanisms controlling cancer development and progression, and their applications in oncology.  
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Author Ferlay, J.; Soerjomataram, I.; Dikshit, R.; Eser, S.; Mathers, C.; Rebelo, M.; Parkin, D.M.; Forman, D.; Bray, F. url  openurl
  Title Cancer incidence and mortality worldwide: sources, methods and major patterns in GLOBOCAN 2012 Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal Int J Cancer  
  Volume 136 Issue 5 Pages E359-86  
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  Abstract Estimates of the worldwide incidence and mortality from 27 major cancers and for all cancers combined for 2012 are now available in the GLOBOCAN series of the International Agency for Research on Cancer. We review the sources and methods used in compiling the national cancer incidence and mortality estimates, and briefly describe the key results by cancer site and in 20 large “areas” of the world. Overall, there were 14.1 million new cases and 8.2 million deaths in 2012. The most commonly diagnosed cancers were lung (1.82 million), breast (1.67 million), and colorectal (1.36 million); the most common causes of cancer death were lung cancer (1.6 million deaths), liver cancer (745,000 deaths), and stomach cancer (723,000 deaths).  
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Author Øverbye, A.; Skotland, T.; Koehler, C.J.; Thiede, B.; Seierstad, T.; Berge, V.; Sandvig, K.; Llorente, A. url  openurl
  Title Identification of prostate cancer biomarkers in urinary exosomes Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal Oncotarget  
  Volume 6 Issue 30 Pages 30357-30376  
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  Abstract Exosomes have recently appeared as a novel source of non-invasive cancer biomarkers since tumour-specific molecules can be found in exosomes isolated from biological fluids. We have here investigated the proteome of urinary exosomes by using mass spectrometry to identify proteins differentially expressed in prostate cancer patients compared to healthy male controls. In total, 15 control and 16 prostate cancer samples of urinary exosomes were analyzed. Importantly, 246 proteins were differentially expressed in the two groups. The majority of these proteins (221) were up-regulated in exosomes from prostate cancer patients. These proteins were analyzed according to specific criteria to create a focus list that contained 37 proteins. At 100% specificity, 17 of these proteins displayed individual sensitivities above 60%. Even though several of these proteins showed high sensitivity and specificity for prostate cancer as individual biomarkers, combining them in a multi-panel test has the potential for full differentiation of prostate cancer from non-disease controls. The highest sensitivity, 94%, was observed for transmembrane protein 256 (TM256; chromosome 17 open reading frame 61). LAMTOR proteins were also distinctly enriched with very high specificity for patient samples. TM256 and LAMTOR1 could be used to augment the sensitivity to 100%. Other prominent proteins were V-type proton ATPase 16 kDa proteolipid subunit (VATL), adipogenesis regulatory factor (ADIRF), and several Rab-class members and proteasomal proteins. In conclusion, this study clearly shows the potential of using urinary exosomes in the diagnosis and clinical management of prostate cancer.  
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  Call Number UofT @ ankit.sinha @ Serial 45334  
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Author Rutten, M.J.; Sonke, G.S.; Westermann, A.M.; van Driel, W.J.; Trum, J.W.; Kenter, G.G.; Buist, M.R. url  openurl
  Title Prognostic Value of Residual Disease after Interval Debulking Surgery for FIGO Stage IIIC and IV Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal Obstet Gynecol Int  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 464123  
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  Abstract Although complete debulking surgery for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is more often achieved with interval debulking surgery (IDS) following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT), randomized evidence shows no long-term survival benefit compared to complete primary debulking surgery (PDS). We performed an observational cohort study of patients treated with debulking surgery for advanced EOC to evaluate the prognostic value of residual disease after debulking surgery. All patients treated between 1998 and 2010 in three Dutch referral gynaecological oncology centres were included. The prognostic value of residual disease after surgery for disease specific survival was assessed using Cox-regression analyses. In total, 462 patients underwent NACT-IDS and 227 PDS. Macroscopic residual disease after debulking surgery was an independent prognostic factor for survival in both treatment modalities. Yet, residual tumour less than one centimetre at IDS was associated with a survival benefit of five months compared to leaving residual tumour more than one centimetre, whereas this benefit was not seen after PDS. Leaving residual tumour at IDS is a poor prognostic sign as it is after PDS. The specific prognostic value of residual tumour seems to depend on the clinical setting, as minimal instead of gross residual tumour is associated with improved survival after IDS, but not after PDS.  
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Author Surinova, S.; Choi, M.; Tao, S.; Schüffler, P.J.; Chang, C.Y.; Clough, T.; Vysloužil, K.; Khoylou, M.; Srovnal, J.; Liu, Y.; Matondo, M.; Hüttenhain, R.; Weisser, H.; Buhmann, J.M.; Hajdúch, M.; Brenner, H.; Vitek, O.; Aebersold, R. url  openurl
  Title Prediction of colorectal cancer diagnosis based on circulating plasma proteins Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal EMBO Mol Med  
  Volume 7 Issue 9 Pages 1166-1178  
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  Abstract Non-invasive detection of colorectal cancer with blood-based markers is a critical clinical need. Here we describe a phased mass spectrometry-based approach for the discovery, screening, and validation of circulating protein biomarkers with diagnostic value. Initially, we profiled human primary tumor tissue epithelia and characterized about 300 secreted and cell surface candidate glycoproteins. These candidates were then screened in patient systemic circulation to identify detectable candidates in blood plasma. An 88-plex targeting method was established to systematically monitor these proteins in two large and independent cohorts of plasma samples, which generated quantitative clinical datasets at an unprecedented scale. The data were deployed to develop and evaluate a five-protein biomarker signature for colorectal cancer detection.  
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Author Adamek, M.; Opelz, G.; Klein, K.; Morath, C.; Tran, T.H. url  openurl
  Title A fast and simple method for detecting and quantifying donor-derived cell-free DNA in sera of solid organ transplant recipients as a biomarker for graft function Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal Clin Chem Lab Med  
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  Abstract BACKGROUND: Timely detection of graft rejection is an important issue in the follow-up care after solid organ transplantation. Until now, biopsy has been considered the “gold standard” in the diagnosis of graft rejection. However, non-invasive tests such as monitoring the levels of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) as a sensitive biomarker for graft integrity have attracted increasing interest. The rationale of this approach is that a rejected organ will lead to a significant release of donor-derived cfDNA, which can be detected in the serum of the transplant recipient. METHODS: We have developed a novel quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) approach for detecting an increase of donor-derived cfDNA in the recipient’s serum. Common insertion/deletion (InDel) genetic polymorphisms, which differ between donor and recipient, are targeted in our qPCR assay. In contrast to some other strategies, no specific donor/recipient constellations such as certain gender combinations or human leukocyte antigen (HLA) discrepancies are required for the application of our test. RESULTS: The method was first validated with serial dilutions of serum mixtures obtained from healthy blood donors and then used to determine donor-derived cfDNA levels in patients’ sera within the first 3 days after their kidney transplantation had been performed. CONCLUSIONS: Our method represents a universally applicable, simple and cost-effective tool which can potentially be used to detect graft dysfunction in transplant recipients.  
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  Call Number UofT @ mathieu.lemaire @ Serial 45414  
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Author Abbasi, F.; Azizi, F.; Javaheri, M.; Mosallanejad, A.; Ebrahim-Habibi, A.; Ghafouri-Fard, S. url  openurl
  Title Segregation of a novel homozygous 6 nucleotide deletion in GLUT2 gene in a Fanconi-Bickel syndrome family Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication (up) Abbreviated Journal Gene  
  Volume 557 Issue 1 Pages 103-105  
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  Abstract Fanconi-Bickel syndrome (FBS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by hepatorenal glycogen accumulation, proximal renal tubular dysfunction, impaired utilization of glucose and galactose, rickets, and severe short stature. It has been shown to be caused by mutations in GLUT2 gene, a member of the facilitative glucose transporter family. Here, we report an Iranian family with 2 affected siblings. The clinical findings in the patients include developmental delay, failure to thrive, hepatomegaly, enlarged kidneys and rickets. A novel 6 nucleotide deletion (c.10611066del6, p.V355S356del2) is shown to be segregated with the disease in this family.  
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  Call Number UofT @ mathieu.lemaire @ Serial 45434  
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