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Title: Expression profiling of desmoid tumors and nodular fasciitis      
keywords:
Transcriptome or Gene expression
ID:
PRJNA93023
description:
Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a rapidly growing cellular mass composed of fibroblasts/myofibroblasts, usually localized in subcutaneous tissues, that typically undergoes fibrosis and almost never recurs. Desmoid tumors (DT) are rare forms of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic growth that arise in deep soft tissues, display propensity for local infiltration and recurrence but fail to metastasize. Given that both entities are primarily fibroblastic/myofibroblastic lesions with overlapping histological features, we compared their gene expression profile to identify differentially expressed genes that may provide not only potential diagnostic markers but also clues as to the pathogenesis of each disorder. Differentially expressed transcripts (89 clones displaying increased expression in DT and 246 clones displaying increased expression in NF), included genes encoding several receptor and non-receptor tyrosine kinases (EPHB3, PTPRF, GNAZ, SYK, LYN, EPHA4, BIRC3), transcription factors (TWIST1, PITX2, EYA2, OAS1, MITF, TCF20), and members of the Wnt signaling pathway (AXIN2, WISP1, SFRP). Remarkably, almost one fourth of the differentially expressed genes encode proteins associated with inflammation and tissue remodeling, including members of the interferon (IFN), tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) signaling pathways as well as metalloproteinases (MMP1, 9, 13, 23), urokinase plasminogen activator (PLAU) and cathepsins. Our observations provide the first comparative molecular characterization of desmoid tumors and nodular fasciitis and suggest that selected tyrosine kinases, transcription factors and members of the Wnt, TGF-beta, IFN and TNF signaling pathways may be implicated in influencing and distinguishing their fate. Keywords: comparative genomic hybridization Overall design: 12 desmoid tumors and 6 nodular fasciitis were analyzed using MRC5 as common reference. One duplicate with dye swap was performed (DT1 dye-swap)
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landingpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA93023
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ID:
pmid:16440290
dateReleased:
08-20-2005
name:
Homo sapiens
ncbiID:
ncbitax:9606
abbreviation:
NCBI
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ID:
SCR:006472
name:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject
ID:
SCR:004801
name:
NCBI BioProject