Manuel R Teixeira

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PURPOSE To identify a panel of epigenetic biomarkers for accurate bladder cancer (BlCa) detection in urine sediments. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Gene expression microarray analysis of BlCa cell lines treated with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine and trichostatin A as well as 26 tissue samples was used to identify a list of novel methylation candidates for BlCa.(More)
To identify chromosomal aberrations that differentiate among the Dukes' stages of colorectal cancer (CRC) as well as those that are responsible for the progression into liver metastases, we performed a meta-analysis of data obtained from 31 comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) studies comprising a total of 859 CRCs. Individual copy number profiles for(More)
PURPOSE Promoter hypermethylation is an alternative pathway for gene silencing in neoplastic cells and a promising cancer detection marker. Although quantitative methylation-specific PCR (QMSP) of the GSTP1 promoter has demonstrated near perfect specificity for cancer detection in prostate biopsies, we postulated that identification and characterization of(More)
Disruption of the histone modification patterns is one of the most common features of human tumors. However, few genetic alterations in the histone modifier genes have been described in tumorigenesis. Herein we show that the histone methyltransferase SETDB1 undergoes gene amplification in non-small and small lung cancer cell lines and primary tumors. The(More)
Changes in gene dosage are a major driver of cancer, known to be caused by a finite, but increasingly well annotated, repertoire of mutational mechanisms. This can potentially generate correlated copy-number alterations across hundreds of linked genes, as exemplified by the 2% of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) with recurrent amplification of(More)
The issue of whether multiple, ipsilateral or bilateral, breast carcinomas represent multiple primary tumours or dissemination of a single carcinomatous process has been difficult to resolve, especially for individual patients. We have addressed the problem by comparative genomic hybridisation analysis of 26 tumours from 12 breast cancer patients with(More)
TMPRSS2-ETS gene fusions have been found recurrently in prostate carcinomas, but not in the presumed precursor lesion, high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN). However, HGPIN lesions may share chromosomal changes with prostate cancer. To determine the relative order of genetic events in prostate carcinogenesis, we have analyzed 34 prostate(More)
In sporadic colorectal tumours the BRAFV600E is associated with microsatellite instability (MSI-H) and inversely associated to KRAS mutations. Tumours from hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) patients carrying germline mutations in hMSH2 or hMLH1 do not show BRAFV600E, however no consistent data exist regarding KRAS mutation frequency and(More)
PURPOSE Prostate cancer is a highly prevalent malignancy and constitutes a major cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Owing to the limitations of current clinical, serologic, and pathologic parameters in predicting disease progression, we sought to investigate the prognostic value of promoter methylation of a small panel of genes by quantitative(More)
Aberrant promoter hypermethylation of cancer-associated genes occurs frequently during carcinogenesis and may serve as a cancer biomarker. In this study we aimed at defining a quantitative gene promoter methylation panel that might identify the most prevalent types of renal cell tumors. A panel of 18 gene promoters was assessed by quantitative(More)