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Articles by Chad J. Creighton
Based on 4 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Chad J. Creighton wrote the following 4 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
 
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1 Article Functional annotation of rare gene aberration drivers of pancreatic cancer. 2016

Tsang, Yiu Huen / Dogruluk, Turgut / Tedeschi, Philip M / Wardwell-Ozgo, Joanna / Lu, Hengyu / Espitia, Maribel / Nair, Nikitha / Minelli, Rosalba / Chong, Zechen / Chen, Fengju / Chang, Qing Edward / Dennison, Jennifer B / Dogruluk, Armel / Li, Min / Ying, Haoqiang / Bertino, Joseph R / Gingras, Marie-Claude / Ittmann, Michael / Kerrigan, John / Chen, Ken / Creighton, Chad J / Eterovic, Karina / Mills, Gordon B / Scott, Kenneth L. ·Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. · Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903, USA. · Department of Systems Biology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. · Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. · Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. · Department of Genomics Medicine, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. · Department of Medicine, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104, USA. · Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. · Department of Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. · Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. ·Nat Commun · Pubmed #26806015.

ABSTRACT: As we enter the era of precision medicine, characterization of cancer genomes will directly influence therapeutic decisions in the clinic. Here we describe a platform enabling functionalization of rare gene mutations through their high-throughput construction, molecular barcoding and delivery to cancer models for in vivo tumour driver screens. We apply these technologies to identify oncogenic drivers of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). This approach reveals oncogenic activity for rare gene aberrations in genes including NAD Kinase (NADK), which regulates NADP(H) homeostasis and cellular redox state. We further validate mutant NADK, whose expression provides gain-of-function enzymatic activity leading to a reduction in cellular reactive oxygen species and tumorigenesis, and show that depletion of wild-type NADK in PDAC cell lines attenuates cancer cell growth in vitro and in vivo. These data indicate that annotating rare aberrations can reveal important cancer signalling pathways representing additional therapeutic targets.

2 Article Ampullary Cancers Harbor ELF3 Tumor Suppressor Gene Mutations and Exhibit Frequent WNT Dysregulation. 2016

Gingras, Marie-Claude / Covington, Kyle R / Chang, David K / Donehower, Lawrence A / Gill, Anthony J / Ittmann, Michael M / Creighton, Chad J / Johns, Amber L / Shinbrot, Eve / Dewal, Ninad / Fisher, William E / Anonymous400856 / Pilarsky, Christian / Grützmann, Robert / Overman, Michael J / Jamieson, Nigel B / Van Buren, George / Drummond, Jennifer / Walker, Kimberly / Hampton, Oliver A / Xi, Liu / Muzny, Donna M / Doddapaneni, Harsha / Lee, Sandra L / Bellair, Michelle / Hu, Jianhong / Han, Yi / Dinh, Huyen H / Dahdouli, Mike / Samra, Jaswinder S / Bailey, Peter / Waddell, Nicola / Pearson, John V / Harliwong, Ivon / Wang, Huamin / Aust, Daniela / Oien, Karin A / Hruban, Ralph H / Hodges, Sally E / McElhany, Amy / Saengboonmee, Charupong / Duthie, Fraser R / Grimmond, Sean M / Biankin, Andrew V / Wheeler, David A / Gibbs, Richard A. ·Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Michael DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address: mgingras@bcm.edu. · Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. · Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, Institute for Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow, Garscube Estate, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BD, UK; West of Scotland Pancreatic Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK; The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and the Cancer Research Program Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia; South Western Sydney Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Liverpool, NSW 2170, Australia. · Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. · The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and the Cancer Research Program Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia; Department of Anatomical Pathology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW 2065, Australia; Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. · Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Michael E. DeBakey Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. · Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. · The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and the Cancer Research Program Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia. · Michael DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; The Elkins Pancreas Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. · Department of Surgery, TU Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Germany. · Department of Surgery, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, 91054 Erlangen, Germany. · Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. · Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, Institute for Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow, Garscube Estate, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BD, UK; West of Scotland Pancreatic Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK; Academic Unit of Surgery, Institute of Cancer Sciences, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Level 2, New Lister Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK. · Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; Department of Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW 2065, Australia. · Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, Institute for Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow, Garscube Estate, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BD, UK. · Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia; QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia. · Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia. · Department of Pathology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. · Department of Pathology, TU Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Germany. · Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, Institute for Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow, Garscube Estate, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BD, UK; Department of Pathology, Southern General Hospital, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK. · Department of Pathology, The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA. · Michael DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; The Elkins Pancreas Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. · Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Biochemistry and Liver Fluke and Cholangiocarcinoma Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand. · Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, Institute for Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow, Garscube Estate, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BD, UK; Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia. · Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address: wheeler@bcm.edu. ·Cell Rep · Pubmed #26804919.

ABSTRACT: The ampulla of Vater is a complex cellular environment from which adenocarcinomas arise to form a group of histopathologically heterogenous tumors. To evaluate the molecular features of these tumors, 98 ampullary adenocarcinomas were evaluated and compared to 44 distal bile duct and 18 duodenal adenocarcinomas. Genomic analyses revealed mutations in the WNT signaling pathway among half of the patients and in all three adenocarcinomas irrespective of their origin and histological morphology. These tumors were characterized by a high frequency of inactivating mutations of ELF3, a high rate of microsatellite instability, and common focal deletions and amplifications, suggesting common attributes in the molecular pathogenesis are at play in these tumors. The high frequency of WNT pathway activating mutation, coupled with small-molecule inhibitors of β-catenin in clinical trials, suggests future treatment decisions for these patients may be guided by genomic analysis.

3 Article Insights Into SMAD4 Loss in Pancreatic Cancer From Inducible Restoration of TGF-β Signaling. 2015

Fullerton, Paul T / Creighton, Chad J / Matzuk, Martin M. ·Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics (P.T.F., M.M.M.), Pathology and Immunology (P.T.F., M.M.M.), Molecular and Cellular Biology (M.M.M.), Pharmacology (M.M.M.), and Medicine (C.J.C.) · the Center for Drug Discovery (P.T.F., M.M.M.) · and the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center (P.T.F., C.J.C., M.M.M.), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030. ·Mol Endocrinol · Pubmed #26284758.

ABSTRACT: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The TGF-β signaling protein SMAD family member 4 is lost in 60% of PDAC, and this has been associated with poorer prognosis. However, the mechanisms by which SMAD4 loss promotes PDAC development are not fully understood. We expressed SMAD4 in human PDAC cell lines BxPC3 and CFPAC1 by selection of stable clones containing an inducible SMAD4 tetracycline inducible expression system construct. After 24 hours of SMAD4 expression, TGF-β signaling-dependent G1 arrest was observed in BxPC3 cells with an increase in the G1 phase fraction from 48.9% to 71.5%. Inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1A by small interfering RNA eliminated the antiproliferative effect, indicating that up-regulation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1A/p21 by TGF-β signaling is necessary for the phenotype. SMAD4 expression had no impact on invasion in BxPC3 cells, but reduced migration. Microarray analysis of gene expression at 8, 24, and 48 hours after SMAD4 expression characterized the regulatory impact of SMAD4 expression in a SMAD4-null PDAC cell line and identified novel targets of TGF-β signaling. Among the novel TGF-β targets identified are anthrax toxin receptor 2 (3.58× at 8 h), tubulin, β-3 class III (7.35× at 8 h), cell migration inducing protein, hyaluronan binding (8.07× at 8 h), IL-1 receptor-like 1 (0.403× at 8 h), regulator of G protein signaling 4 (0.293× at 8 h), and THAP domain containing 11 (0.262× at 8 h). The gene expression changes we observed upon restoration of TGF-β signaling provide numerous new targets for future investigations into PDAC biology and progression.

4 Article Metabolites of purine nucleoside phosphorylase (NP) in serum have the potential to delineate pancreatic adenocarcinoma. 2011

Vareed, Shaiju K / Bhat, Vadiraja B / Thompson, Christopher / Vasu, Vihas T / Fermin, Damian / Choi, Hyungwon / Creighton, Chad J / Gayatri, Sitaram / Lan, Ling / Putluri, Nagireddy / Thangjam, Gagan Singh / Kaur, Punit / Shabahang, Mohsen / Giri, Judith G / Nesvizhskii, Alexey I / Asea, Alexander A A / Cashikar, Anil G / Rao, Arundhati / McLoughlin, James / Sreekumar, Arun. ·Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Cancer Center, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, United States of America. ·PLoS One · Pubmed #21448452.

ABSTRACT: Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the fourth highest cause of cancer related deaths in the United States, has the most aggressive presentation resulting in a very short median survival time for the affected patients. Early detection of PDAC is confounded by lack of specific markers that has motivated the use of high throughput molecular approaches to delineate potential biomarkers. To pursue identification of a distinct marker, this study profiled the secretory proteome in 16 PDAC, 2 carcinoma in situ (CIS) and 7 benign patients using label-free mass spectrometry coupled to 1D-SDS-PAGE and Strong Cation-Exchange Chromatography (SCX). A total of 431 proteins were detected of which 56 were found to be significantly elevated in PDAC. Included in this differential set were Parkinson disease autosomal recessive, early onset 7 (PARK 7) and Alpha Synuclein (aSyn), both of which are known to be pathognomonic to Parkinson's disease as well as metabolic enzymes like Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase (NP) which has been exploited as therapeutic target in cancers. Tissue Microarray analysis confirmed higher expression of aSyn and NP in ductal epithelia of pancreatic tumors compared to benign ducts. Furthermore, extent of both aSyn and NP staining positively correlated with tumor stage and perineural invasion while their intensity of staining correlated with the existence of metastatic lesions in the PDAC tissues. From the biomarker perspective, NP protein levels were higher in PDAC sera and furthermore serum levels of its downstream metabolites guanosine and adenosine were able to distinguish PDAC from benign in an unsupervised hierarchical classification model. Overall, this study for the first time describes elevated levels of aSyn in PDAC as well as highlights the potential of evaluating NP protein expression and levels of its downstream metabolites to develop a multiplex panel for non-invasive detection of PDAC.