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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736214/genetic-variants-in-gastric-cancer-risks-and-clinical-implications
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Carolina Oliveira Gigek, Danielle Queiroz Calcagno, Lucas Trevizani Rasmussen, Leonardo Caires Santos, Mariana Ferreira Leal, Fernanda Wisnieski, Rommel Rodriguez Burbano, Laercio Gomes Lourenço, Gaspar de Jesus Lopes-Filho, Marilia Arruda Cardoso Smith
Cancer is a multifactorial disease that involves many molecular alterations. Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. GC is a highly heterogeneous disease with different molecular and genetics features. Therefore, this review focuses on an overview of the genetic aspects of gastric cancer by highlighting the important impact and role of deletions and/or duplications of chromosomal segments, genomic variants, H. pylori infection and interleukin variants, as found in gene expression and newly proposed molecular classification studies...
July 20, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716574/foregut-duplication-cyst-with-pseudostratified-columnar-ciliated-epithelium-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Joshua T Byers, Dingle Foote, Patrick Choi, Samuel W French
Foregut duplication cysts are extremely rare congenital malformations. Herein we report a case of 73 year old male with a left upper quadrant abdominal lesion identified on CT scan.
July 14, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716573/htra3-stromal-expression-is-correlated-with-tumor-budding-in-stage-ii-colorectal-cancer
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Catherine L Forse, Mahdi Rahimi, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Naziheh Assarzadegan, Heather Dawson, Andrea Grin, Erin Kennedy, Brenda O'Connor, David E Messenger, Robert H Riddell, Richard Kirsch, George S Karagiannis
Tumor budding is a well-established adverse prognostic factor in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). It may represent a form of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. High-temperature requirement A3 (HtrA3) is an inhibitor of the bone morphogenetic protein pathway, the suppression of which has been linked to EMT. Since HtrA3 is highly expressed in the desmoplastic stroma at the CRC invasive front, we sought to evaluate the relationship between tumor budding and HtrA3 expression in 172 stage II CRC resection specimens...
July 14, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711544/concordance-of-dna-methylation-profiles-between-breast-core-biopsy-and-surgical-excision-specimens-containing-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-dcis
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Youdinghuan Chen, Jonathan D Marotti, Erik G Jenson, Tracy L Onega, Kevin C Johnson, Brock C Christensen
The utility and reliability of assessing molecular biomarkers for translational applications on pre-operative core biopsy specimens assume consistency of molecular profiles with larger surgical specimens. Whether DNA methylation in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), measured in core biopsy and surgical specimens are similar, remains unclear. Here, we compared genome-scale DNA methylation measured in matched core biopsy and surgical specimens from DCIS, including specific DNA methylation biomarkers of subsequent invasive cancer...
July 12, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684217/nkg2d-ligand-expression-in-crohn-s-disease-and-nkg2d-dependent-stimulation-of-cd8-t-cell-migration
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Kasper Vadstrup, Elisabeth Douglas Galsgaard, Helle Jensen, Lewis L Lanier, James C Ryan, Shih-Yu Chen, Garry P Nolan, Marianne Kajbæk Vester-Andersen, Julie Steen Pedersen, Jens Gerwien, Teis Jensen, Flemming Bendtsen
Interaction between the activating NKG2D receptor on lymphocytes and its ligands MICA, MICB, and ULBP1-6 modulate T and NK cell activity and may contribute to the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD). NKG2D ligands are generally not expressed on the cell surface of normal, non-stressed cells, but expression of MICA and MICB in CD intestine has been reported. In this exploratory study, we further characterize the expression of NKG2D and its ligands, including the less well-described ULBP4-6, in CD, and test if NKG2D ligand interactions are involved in the migration of activated T cells into the affected mucosal compartments...
July 3, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684216/evaluation-of-dna-damage-in-wistar-rat-tissues-with-hyperlipidemia-induced-by-tyloxapol
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Joubert Aires de Sousa, Patrícia Pereira, Mariangela da Costa Allgayer, Norma Possa Marroni, Alexandre de Barros Falcão Ferraz, Jaqueline Nascimento Picada
Hyperlipidemia is characterized by high levels of plasma triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol, accompanied by reduced HDL-cholesterol levels, and is often associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, few studies have shown the effects of hyperlipidemia on genomic stability. The aim of this study was to evaluate DNA damage provided by tyloxapol induced hyperlipidemia. Tyloxapol, a non-ionic surfactant, which increases the activity of the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase and decreases clearance of lipoproteins, was used to induce hyperlipidemia in Wistar rats...
July 3, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663031/mutational-analysis-in-bcr-abl1-positive-leukemia-by-deep-sequencing-based-on-nanopore-minion-technology
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Crescenzio F Minervini, Cosimo Cumbo, Paola Orsini, Luisa Anelli, Antonella Zagaria, Luciana Impera, Nicoletta Coccaro, Claudia Brunetti, Angela Minervini, Paola Casieri, Giuseppina Tota, Antonella Russo Rossi, Giorgina Specchia, Francesco Albano
We report a third-generation sequencing assay on nanopore technology (MinION) for detecting BCR-ABL1 KD mutations and compare the results to a Sanger sequencing(SS)-based test in 24 Philadelphia-positive (Ph+) leukemia cases. Our data indicates that MinION is markedly superior to SS in terms of sensitivity, costs and timesaving, and has the added advantage of determining the clonal configuration of multiple mutations. We demonstrate that MinION is suitable for employment in the hematology laboratory for detecting BCR-ABL1 KD mutation in Ph+ leukemias...
June 27, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663030/early-experience-with-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-ffpe-based-commercial-clinical-genomic-profiling-of-gliomas-robust-and-informative-with-caveats
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Masoud Movassaghi, Maryam Shabihkhani, Seyed A Hojat, Ryan R Williams, Lawrance K Chung, Kyuseok Im, Gregory M Lucey, Bowen Wei, Sergey Mareninov, Michael W Wang, Denise W Ng, Randy S Tashjian, Shino Magaki, Mari Perez-Rosendahl, Isaac Yang, Negar Khanlou, Harry V Vinters, Linda M Liau, Phioanh L Nghiemphu, Albert Lai, Timothy F Cloughesy, William H Yong
BACKGROUND: Commercial targeted genomic profiling with next generation sequencing using formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue has recently entered into clinical use for diagnosis and for the guiding of therapy. However, there is limited independent data regarding the accuracy or robustness of commercial genomic profiling in gliomas. METHODS: As part of patient care, FFPE samples of gliomas from 71 patients were submitted for targeted genomic profiling to one commonly used commercial vendor, Foundation Medicine...
June 27, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655519/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-ameliorates-testicular-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-the-induction-of-nrf2-and-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-rats
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Xiaokang Qi, Zhiqiang Qin, Jingyuan Tang, Peng Han, Qianwei Xing, Kunpeng Wang, Junjie Yu, Guangchen Zhou, Min Tang, Wei Wang, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate the protective effect of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) on testicular ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats. METHODS: A total of 24 rats were randomly divided into the following three groups: Group A (Control group, n=8), Group B (I/R group, n=8), Group C (I/R group treated with n-3 PUFAs, n=8). Histological examination was used to assess changes in testicular structure. Tissue oxidative stress biomarkers, malondialdehyde (MDA) as well as Superoxide, and antioxidant indexes, including total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC); catalase (CAT); glutathione (GSH); glutathione/glutathione disulfide ratio (GSH/GSSG); superoxide dismutase (SOD) were determined...
June 24, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655518/effects-of-long-non-coding-rna-h19-and-microrna-let7a-expression-on-thyroid-cancer-prognosis
#10
Na Liu, Qi Zhou, Yan-Hua Qi, Hua Wang, Li Yang, Qing-Yu Fan
This study aims to explore the effects of long non-coding RNA H19 (lncRNA H19) and microRNA let7a (miRNA let7a) expression on the prognosis of thyroid cancer (TC). This may aid in the discovery of more effective treatment and prognosis approaches for TC. Between January 2008 and January 2011, 131 TC tissues and adjacent tissues were obtained from TC patients. An additional 122 normal thyroid tissues were also collected as normal controls from patients with benign thyroid lesions. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect lncRNA H19 and miRNA let7a mRNA expression...
June 24, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645884/investigation-of-the-effects-of-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharides-against-cadmium-induced-damage-in-testis
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Maria Vittoria Varoni, Sergio Domenico Gadau, Valeria Pasciu, Elena Baralla, Elisa Serra, Domenico Palomba, Maria Piera Demontis
This study describes the effects of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) on testicular damage induced by cadmium (Cd). Adult male rats were i.p. injected with CdCl2 (4mg/Kg, once) with or without LBP pretreatment (300mg/Kg orally, once a day, for 30days). Testis weight, morphological/histological structure and oxidative stress parameters were evaluated. Several adverse effects were observed after CdCl2 injection, with a significant decrease in body/testis weight ratio (P<0.05), gross morphological changes with hyperemia of the parenchyma, increased volume and alteration in the structure of the seminiferous tubules...
June 20, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625614/characterization-of-an-acquired-jumping-translocation-involving-3q13-31-qter-in-a-patient-with-de-novo-acute-monocytic-leukemia
#12
Eigil Kjeldsen
We studied an adult with de novo acute monocytic leukemia and a dismal outcome where her leukemic cells harbored an acquired rare jumping translocation (JT). We used oligo-based array CGH (oaCGH) analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and 24-color karyotyping to enhance the characterization of the JT. G-banding detected a JT involving the 3q13.3-qter chromosomal segment and the recipient chromosomal regions 17p, 8q, and 15q. Each clone with JT was associated with trisomy 8. oaCGH analysis revealed an additional submicroscopic deletion in 3q13...
June 15, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600126/chemokine-cc-motif-receptor-like-2-mrna-is-expressed-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-is-positively-associated-with-characteristics-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-mice-and-men
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Sebastian Zimny, Rebekka Pohl, Lisa Rein-Fischboeck, Elisabeth M Haberl, Sabrina Krautbauer, Thomas S Weiss, Christa Buechler
Chemokine (CC-motif) receptor-like 2 (CCRL2) is a decoy receptor and regulates the local responses of the chemokine chemerin. Recently our group has shown that the functional chemerin receptor, chemokine-like receptor 1 (CMKLR1), correlates with fibrosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) score in males only. In our current study, we wanted to know whether CCRL2 shows similar correlations as CMKLR1. Therefore, we analyzed the hepatic expression of CCRL2 in murine NASH and in liver tissues obtained from 85 patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and 33 controls...
June 15, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552332/1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-suppressed-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-through-both-immunomodulation-and-oligodendrocyte-maturation
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Hasti Atashi Shirazi, Javad Rasouli, Bogoljub Ciric, Danmeng Wei, Abdolmohamad Rostami, Guang-Xian Zhang
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) has recently been found to have the anti-inflammatory potential to suppress experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis; however, its direct effect on neural cells is not clear. In the current study we show that 1,25(OH)2D3 treatment effectively suppressed clinical signs of ongoing EAE and reduced inflammation and demyelination scores in the central nervous system (CNS). The treatment significantly decreased production/expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines IFN-γ, GM-CSF and IL-17A, while it increased anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-4 and IL-10...
May 25, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545938/an-update-of-77-cases-diagnosed-as-oral-hemangiomas-based-on-glut-1-positivity
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Tiago João da Silva Filho, Denise Hélen Imaculada Pereira de Oliveira, Veruska Lima Moura Brasil, Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka, Éricka Janine Dantas da Silveira, Lélia Maria Guedes Queiroz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate cases diagnosed as "oral hemangiomas" based on the immunohistochemical expression of human glucose transporter protein (GLUT-1) and on histopathological features, and to investigate whether the classification proposed by the ISSVA was used correctly to classify these lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All cases stored in the archives of an Oral Pathology Service and diagnosed as "oral hemangiomas" were reviewed. Seventy-seven cases were analyzed regarding the expression of GLUT-1...
May 22, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533125/markers-of-immune-mediated-inflammation-in-the-brains-of-young-adults-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-and-fatal-diabetic-ketoacidosis-is-there-a-difference
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William H Hoffman, Carol M Artlett, Dallas Boodhoo, Mary G F Gilliland, Luis Ortiz, Dries Mulder, David H T Tjan, Alvaro Martin, Alexandru Tatomir, Horea Rus
Due to the limited data on diabetic ketoacidosis and brain edema (DKA/BE) in children/adolescents and the lack of recent data on adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), we addressed the question of whether neuroinflammation was present in the fatal DKA of adults. We performed immunohistochemistry (IHC) studies on the brains of two young adults with T1D and fatal DKA and compared them with two teenagers with poorly controlled diabetes and fatal DKA. C5b-9, the membrane attack complex (MAC) had significantly greater deposits in the grey and white matter of the teenagers than the young adults (p=0...
May 19, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512015/the-association-between-mir-34-dysregulation-and-distant-metastases-formation-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Iben Daugaard, Alice Knudsen, Tina E Kjeldsen, Henrik Hager, Lise Lotte Hansen
Lung cancer has the highest mortality rate amongst human cancers and the majority of deaths can be attributed to metastatic spread. The miR-34 family includes three tumor suppressive miRs: miR-34a, miR-34b and miR-34c. miR-34 downregulation is a frequent observation in human malignancies and is often attributed to hypermethylation of the miR-34a and miR-34b/c promoters. Here, the potential association between aberrant miR-34 expression and promoter methylation and distant metastases formation in lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) is investigated...
May 13, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506771/15d-pgj2-as-an-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-manipulator-in-multiple-myeloma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#18
Marcelo Sperandio, Ana Paula D Demasi, Elizabeth F Martinez, Sara O Saad, Fernando V Pericole, Karla P Vieira, Nadir S Freitas, Vera C Araújo, Amy Louise Brown, Juliana Trindade Clemente-Napimoga, Marcelo Henrique Napimoga
Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterised by intense protein folding and, consequently endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. The prostaglandin 15d-PGJ2 is able to raise oxidative stress levels within the cell and potentially trigger cell death. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antineoplastic effect of 15d-PGJ2 on MM in vitro and in vivo via ER and oxidative stress pathways. MM.1R and MM.1S cell lines were treated with 15d-PGJ2 at 1-10μM and evaluated with regard to proliferation, mRNA expression of PRDX1, PRDX4, GRP78, GRP94, CHOP, BCL-2 and BAX...
May 12, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506770/prognostic-role-of-telomere-length-in-malignancies-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
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Roman Adam, Laura Díez-González, Alberto Ocaña, Boštjan Šeruga, Eitan Amir, Arnoud J Templeton
Telomere length (TL) has been associated with several health conditions including cancer. To quantify the effect of TL on outcomes in malignancies and explore the role of type of TL measurement we conducted a librarian-led systematic search of electronic databases identified publications exploring the prognostic role of TL on cancer outcomes. Overall survival (OS) was the primary outcome measure while other time-to-event endpoints were secondary outcomes. Data from studies reporting a hazard ratio (HR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) and/or p-value were pooled in a meta-analysis...
May 12, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506768/low-expression-of-long-non-coding-rna-gas5-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-of-patients-with-thyroid-cancer
#20
Ling-Ji Guo, Shu Zhang, Bo Gao, Yan Jiang, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Wu-Guo Tian, Shuai Hao, Jian-Jie Zhao, Gang Zhang, Chun-Yan Hu, Jie Yan, Dong-Lin Luo
The study aims to investigate the role of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) GAS5 in the diagnosis and prognosis of patients suffering from thyroid cancer (TC). A total of 212 patients with TC and 61 patients with benign thyroid tumor were enrolled in the study. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was applied to detect the lncRNA GAS5 expression in TC and benign tumor tissues. All TC patients were categorized into high-risk and low-risk groups according to the MACIS, AGES and AMES prognostic scoring system...
May 12, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
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