By Gabriel D. Dakubo
This booklet examines extensive the proof, scientific purposes and capability melanoma signatures within the circulate and discusses adjustments in circulating cell-free nucleic acids, and circulating tumor DNA, in addition to the epigenome, genome, transcriptome (coding and noncoding), proteome (both conventional serum proteins and proteomic profiles) and metabolome. additional, it highlights the scientific purposes of circulating tumor cells for every melanoma kind and addresses the rising significance of extracellular vesicular contents, together with miRNA, oncogenes and drug resistant elements. As such, it deals a beneficial reference consultant for melanoma researchers, oncologists, clinicians, surgeons, clinical scholars, oncology nurses, diagnostic laboratories, and the pharmaceutical industry.
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Baseline VEGF levels were not elevated in those who relapsed. 1 %), and this finding had a specificity of 78 %. , absence of elevated VEGF) . High serum VEGF is associated with shorter disease-free survival (DFS) compared to those with lower levels (median DFS of 25 months vs. 60 months) . Serum VEGF and BCL2 were significantly elevated in patients compared to controls. VEGF levels were associated with Breslow thickness and mitotic index but not clinical disease stage . Circulating VEGFC has been linked to melanoma metastasis.
In this small number of patients (n ¼ 9), it appeared that S100β levels could predict treatment response evidenced by tumor necrosis in lymph nodes. This response was associated with decreased S100β levels . The clinical relevance in response prediction and disease monitoring in metastatic melanoma patients on chemoimmunotherapy has also been reported. In this study, the control group was metastatic renal cancer patients on similar therapy. S100β levels were elevated in 81 % of patients prior to treatment and were significantly much higher in nonresponders.
MicroRNA-221 and miR-222 are transcribed as a bicistron precursor from the X-chromosome. They are overexpressed in a variety of cancers and target genes including CDKN1B and C-KIT receptor. In melanoma, C-KIT downregulation is associated with disease progression, and p27Kip1/CDKN1B suppression causes increased proliferation via cell cycle deregulation. In normal melanocytes, miR-221/miR-222 cluster is repressed by promonocytic leukemia zinc finger (PLZF) that is a transcriptional repressor of the miR-221/miR-222 promoter.