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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347704/high-glucose-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cell
#1
Chun-Hong Yu, Suriguga, Meng Gong, Wen-Juan Liu, Ning-Xuan Cui, Ying Wang, Xin Du, Zong-Chun Yi
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) could contribute to the progression of diabetic nephropathy, diabetic renal fibrosis, and cardiac fibrosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of high glucose and related mechanism of MAPK inhibitor or specific antioxidant on the EndMT. METHODS: In vitro human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were cultured with 11mM, 30mM, 60mM and 120mM glucose for 0, 24, 48, 72 and 168h...
March 24, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315688/fullerenol-nanoparticles-prevents-doxorubicin-induced-acute-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#2
Vesna Jacevic, Aleksandar Djordjevic, Branislava Srdjenovic, Vukosava Milic-Tores, Zoran Segrt, Viktorija Dragojevic-Simic, Kamil Kuca
Doxorubicin (DOX), commonly used antineoplastic agent, affects bone marrow, intestinal tract and heart, but it also has some hepatotoxic effects. Main mechanism of its toxicity is the production of free reactive oxygen species. Polyhidroxilated C60 fullerene derivatives, fullerenol nanoparticles (FNP), act as free radical scavengers in in vitro systems. The aim of the study was to investigate potential FNP protective role against DOX-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Experiments were performed on adult male Wistar rats...
March 16, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315687/-10-gingerol-a-major-phenolic-constituent-of-ginger-root-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#3
Megan M Bernard, Jason R McConnery, David W Hoskin
The ginger rhizome is rich in bioactive compounds, including [6]-gingerol, [8]-gingerol, and [10]-gingerol; however, to date, most research on the anti-cancer activities of gingerols have focused on [6]-gingerol. In this study, we compared [10]-gingerol with [8]-gingerol and [6]-gingerol in terms of their ability to inhibit the growth of human and mouse mammary carcinoma cells. A colorimetric assay based on the enzymatic reduction of 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide revealed that [10]-gingerol was more potent than [6]-gingerol and at least as potent as [8]-gingerol for the inhibition of triple-negative human (MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-468) and mouse (4T1, E0771) mammary carcinoma cell growth...
March 16, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286162/gli1-expression-in-cancer-stem-like-cells-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Yan Cui, Chun-Ai Cui, Zhao-Ting Yang, Wei-Dong Ni, Yu Jin, Yan-Hua Xuan
PURPOSE: Glioma-associated oncogene homolog 1 (Gli1) is involved in cancer stem cell (CSC) maintenance in various tumors; however, its expression and clinical significance in lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) has not been reported. In this study, we aimed to reveal the clinical significance of Gli1 in LSCC and investigate the potential of Gli1 as a CSC marker by comparing its expression with that of other stemness-related genes in LSCC. METHODS: We assessed the expressions of Gli1, LSD1, CD44, Sox9 and Sox2 by immunohistochemistry in the tissue specimens obtained from 101 patients with LSCC...
March 9, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274612/effects-of-obesity-on-il-33-st2-system-in-heart-adipose-tissue-and-liver-study-in-the-experimental-model-of-zucker-rats
#5
Rosetta Ragusa, Manuela Cabiati, Maria Angela Guzzardi, Andrea D'Amico, Daniela Giannessi, Silvia Del Ry, Chiara Caselli
Suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2) mediates the effect of Interleukin-33 (IL-33). Few data are reported on the relationship between IL-33/ST2 and obesity. We aimed to investigate effects of obesity on IL-33/ST2 system in heart, adipose tissue and liver in a rodent model of obesity. The relationship of cardiac expression of IL-33/ST2 system with natriuretic peptides (NPs) system and inflammatory mediators was also studied. mRNA expression of IL-33/ST2 system was evaluated in cardiac, adipose and hepatic biopsies from obese Zucker rats (O) and controls (CO)...
March 6, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268192/early-induction-of-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway-by-rhbdf2-mediates-rapid-cutaneous-wound-healing
#6
Vishnu Hosur, Lisa M Burzenski, Timothy M Stearns, Michelle L Farley, John P Sundberg, Michael V Wiles, Leonard D Shultz
Rhomboid family protein RHBDF2, an upstream regulator of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor signaling, has been implicated in cutaneous wound healing. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are still emerging. In humans, a gain-of-function mutation in the RHBDF2 gene accelerates cutaneous wound healing in an EGFR-dependent manner. Likewise, a gain-of-function mutation in the mouse Rhbdf2 gene (Rhbdf2(cub/cub)) shows a regenerative phenotype (rapid ear-hole closure) resulting from constitutive activation of the EGFR pathway...
March 6, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263838/evaluation-of-the-ion-torrent-pgm-sequencing-workflow-for-the-routine-rapid-detection-of-brca1-and-brca2-germline-mutations
#7
Isabella Zanella, Francesca Merola, Giorgio Biasiotto, Silvana Archetti, Elide Spinelli, Diego Di Lorenzo
PURPOSE: Conventional methods used to identify BRCA1/2 germline mutations in hereditary cancers are time-consuming and expensive, due to the large size of the genes. The recent introduction of next generation sequencing (NGS) benchtop platforms is a great promise, which is rapidly revolutionizing genetic screening in diagnostic and clinical applications. We recently transferred our methodology for routine BRCA1/2 mutation screening (denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromatography plus Sanger sequencing) to the Ion Torrent PGM platform with the Ion Ampliseq BRCA1 and BRCA2 panel and tested the performance of the system...
March 2, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249712/genetically-confirmed-thanatophoric-dysplasia-with-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-3-mutation
#8
Minsun Jung, Sung-Hye Park
Thanatophoric dysplasia (TD), the most common lethal skeletal dysplasia, is a de novo genetic disease caused by a mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene. "Thanatophoric" means "dead bearing" in Greek. Because FGFR3 is the main modulator of bone maturation, typical features of TD include short extremities, curved femur, clover-leaf skull, small narrow chest, and platyspondyly. TD can be classified into two subgroups according to the morphologic findings, with prominent curved femur suggesting type I TD (TD 1) and with marked clover-leaf skull and relatively straight long bones, favoring type II TD (TD 2)...
February 27, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249711/comparison-of-ffpe-histological-versus-lbp-cytological-samples-for-hpv-detection-and-typing-in-cervical-cancer
#9
Geehyuk Kim, Hyemi Cho, Dongsup Lee, Sunyoung Park, Jiyoung Lee, Hye-Young Wang, Sunghyun Kim, Kwang Hwa Park, Hyeyoung Lee
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is closely associated with cervical cancer. This study analyzed HPV genotype prevalence in 75 cases of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue samples from patients diagnosed with cervical cancer. Genotype prevalence was assessed using Reverse Blot Assay (REBA) and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), which target the HPV L1 and HPV E6/E7 genes, respectively. HPV DNA chip tests were also performed using liquid based preparation (LBP) cytological samples from the same patients who provided the FFPE histological samples...
February 27, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242296/proteomic-and-histopathological-characterization-of-the-interface-between-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-invasion-fronts-and-non-cancerous-epithelia
#10
Tatsuya Abé, Satoshi Maruyama, Manabu Yamazaki, Bo Xu, Hamzah Babkair, Yoshimasa Sumita, Jun Cheng, Tadashi Yamamoto, Takashi Saku
Oral squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are frequently associated with pre-invasive lesions including carcinoma in-situ (CIS), and CISs further form lateral interfaces against surrounding normal or dysplastic epithelia (ND). At the interface where keratin (K) 17 positive (+) SCC/CIS cells are in contact with K13+ ND cells, "cell competition" must be evoked between two such different cell types. Thus, the aim of this study was to characterize the histopathology of the SCC/CIS-ND interface and to determine protein profiles around the interface by proteomics...
February 27, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238761/agr2-associates-with-her2-expression-predicting-poor-outcome-in-subset-of-estrogen-receptor-negative-breast-cancer-patients
#11
Eva Ondrouskova, Lucia Sommerova, Rudolf Nenutil, Oldrich Coufal, Pavel Bouchal, Borivoj Vojtesek, Roman Hrstka
Expression of the AGR2 oncogene was shown to be associated with estrogen receptor positive tumors. This gene contributes to enhanced cellular proliferation, drug resistance, metastasis development and may also serve as a predictor of poor prognosis. However, our analysis of AGR2 expression in a subset of estrogen-receptor negative tumors revealed that AGR2 could also be upregulated in hormone-independent manner. AGR2 expression was shown to be significantly increased in HER2 positive breast tumors on both the mRNA and the protein level...
February 24, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238760/vascular-and-cellular-changes-accompany-altered-expression-of-angiopoietins-in-placenta-of-non-complicated-art-pregnancies
#12
Ahmed A M Abdel-Hamid, Alaa El-Din L Firgany, Yaser Mesbah, Mona Fm Soliman
BACKGROUND: ART is steadily performed for infertility cases and most of the previous researches have focused on complicated pregnancies. Nonetheless, few ones have concerned with placenta of ART in non-complicated pregnancies. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the expression of angiopoietins (ANG) and their receptor, TIE-2, in placenta of full-term non-complicated pregnancies having ART (n=28) versus those with spontaneous conception (n=28) together with the histological as well as morphometric analysis...
February 24, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237660/pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-with-enteric-differentiation-dissecting-oncogenic-genes-alterations-with-dna-sequencing-and-fish-analysis
#13
Alessia Nottegar, Fabrizio Tabbò, Claudio Luchini, Francesco Guerrera, Marcello Gaudiano, Emilio Bria, Matteo Brunelli, Marco Chilosi, Giorgio Inghirami
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma with Enteric Differentiation (PAED) is a rare subtype of adenocarcinoma of emerging interest, recently introduced in the 2015 WHO classification. However, little is known about major molecular signatures of this class of adenocarcinomas and information about new biomarkers totally lack. METHODS: We examined the NRAS, PIK3CA, EGFR, KRAS and BRAF status through mass spectrometry sequencing and ALK rearrangement by FISH in a series of 8 PAEDs...
February 22, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214514/detecting-circulating-tumor-dna-in-renal-cancer-an-open-challenge
#14
Claudia Corrò, Tomas Hejhal, Cédric Poyet, Tullio Sulser, Thomas Hermanns, Thomas Winder, Gerald Prager, Peter J Wild, Ian Frew, Holger Moch, Markus Rechsteiner
BACKGROUND: Detection of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in blood of cancer patients is regarded as an important step towards personalized medicine and treatment monitoring. In the present study, we investigated the clinical applicability of ctDNA as liquid biopsy in renal cancer. METHODS: ctDNA in serum and plasma samples derived from ccRCC and colon cancer patients as well as ctDNA isolated from RCC xenografts with known VHL mutation status was investigated using next generation sequencing (NGS)...
February 22, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232080/in-situ-localization-of-tumor-cells-associated-with-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-marker-snail-and-the-prognostic-impact-of-lymphocytes-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-in-invasive-ductal-breast-cancer
#15
Ibrahim Alkatout, Friederike Hübner, Antonia Wenners, Jürgen Hedderich, Meike Wiedermann, Cristina Sánchez, Christoph Röcken, Micaela Mathiak, Nicolai Maass, Wolfram Klapper
PURPOSE: Tumor surgery is aimed at complete resection of the lesion while ensuring a sufficient tumor-specific safety distance. Nevertheless, in many cases the most peripheral part - the invasion front - remains in situ. Tumor cells at the tumor margin have been reported to lose their epithelial properties and acquire features of mesenchymal cells. The process of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is believed to be of prime importance for tissue and vessel invasion. Furthermore, the detection of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in the microenvironment of breast cancer might serve as a reliable prognostic marker...
February 21, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223108/tenascin-c-is-a-prognostic-determinant-and-potential-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-marker-for-breast-ductal-carcinoma
#16
Zhaoting Yang, Weidong Ni, Chunai Cui, Longyun Fang, Yanhua Xuan
Tenascin C (TNC) is a key of extracellular matrix glycoprotein and highly express in numerous human malignancies. Herein, we attempted to clarify the clinicopathological significance of TNC as a prognostic determinant of breast ductal carcinoma. Then, we investigated TNC immunohistochemical expression in 150 breast ductal carcinomas and 27 normal breast tissue samples. Clinical relevance of TNC expression and the association TNC expression with other factors related to cancer-associated fibroblasts were also examined...
February 20, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215583/clinicopathologic-characteristics-of-metastatic-esophageal-carcinoma-isolated-to-the-pineal-region-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
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Margaret E Flanagan, John R Williams, Samuel N Emerson, Peter A Chiarelli, Richard G Ellenbogen, Patrick J Cimino
Metastasis to the pineal region is a rare event, and esophageal adenocarcinoma metastatic to the pineal region is exceptionally rare, with only two cases reported in the current literature. Here, we characterize a third case of metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma to the pineal region, and compare clinicopathological characteristics among all three cases. The three patients were men, with ages at neurological presentation ranging from 48 to 65years. Time from initial esophageal adenocarcinoma diagnosis to development of neurologic symptoms ranged from 12 to 23months...
February 16, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209524/foxa1-in-hpv-associated-carcinomas-its-expression-in-carcinomas-of-the-head-and-neck-and-of-the-uterine-cervix
#18
Georgia Karpathiou, Vanessa Da Cruz, Francois Casteillo, Mousa Mobarki, Jean Marc Dumollard, Celine Chauleur, Fabien Forest, Jean Michel Prades, Michel Peoc'h
BACKGROUND: FOXA1 is a major transcription factor involved in the action of human papilloma virus (HPV). However, it has been never studied in HPV-associated tumors. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate its expression in cervical and head and neck tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 63 cervical carcinomas/dysplasias and 152 head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) were immunohistochemically studied for the expression of FOXA1. RESULTS: 63...
February 14, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209523/tb-iris-proteomic-analysis-of-in-vitro-pbmc-responses-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-response-modulation-by-dexamethasone
#19
Liam Bell, Janique M Peyper, Shaun Garnett, Rabecca Tadokera, Robert Wilkinson, Graeme Meintjes, Jonathan M Blackburn
Paradoxical tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-IRIS) occurs in 8-54% of South African patients undergoing treatment for tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus co-infection. Improved TB-IRIS molecular pathogenesis understanding would enhance risk stratification, diagnosis, prognostication, and treatment. We assessed how TB-IRIS status and dexamethasone influence leukocyte proteomic responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Patient blood was obtained three weeks post-anti-retroviral therapy initiation...
February 14, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209522/the-role-of-alkaline-phosphatase-in-intracellular-lipid-accumulation-in-the-human-hepatocarcinoma-cell-line-hepg2
#20
George M Chirambo, Chantal van Niekerk, Nigel J Crowther
Inhibition of tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase (TNALP) decreases intracellular lipid accumulation in human preadipocytes and the murine preadipocyte cell line, 3T3-L1. Therefore, the current study was performed to determine if TNALP is required for intracellular lipid deposition in the human hepatocyte cell line, HepG2. Intracellular lipid accumulation, TNALP activity and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) γ gene expression were measured in HepG2 and 3T3-L1 cells in the presence and absence of the TNALP inhibitors levamisole and histidine...
February 13, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
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