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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223108/tenascin-c-is-a-prognostic-determinant-and-potential-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-marker-for-breast-ductal-carcinoma
#1
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 18, 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
#2
REVIEW
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/28214514/detecting-circulating-tumor-dna-in-renal-cancer-an-open-challenge
#3
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 15, 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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202419/expression-of-dna-repair-genes-in-lens-cortex-of-age-related-cortical-cataract
#7
Yong Wang, Junfang Zhang, Jian Wu, Huaijin Guan
The formation and development of age-related cataract (ARC) has been demonstrated to have the involvement of defective DNA repair in lens epithelial cells (LECs). This study aimed to investigate DNA repair genes expression in human lens cortex collected from age-related cortical cataract (ARCC) and controls during surgery. The expression levels of the genes were evaluated by xx genes microarray analysis. The results were further confirmed by Quantitative Real-Time PCR (qRT-PCR). The mRNA levels of 7 genes decreased and 4 genes out of 92 genes increased in lens cortex of ARCCs compared with controls with the fold change >1...
February 12, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192086/variant-call-concordance-between-two-laboratory-developed-solid-tumor-targeted-genomic-profiling-assays-using-distinct-workflows-and-sequencing-instruments
#8
Ken J Hampel, Francine B de Abreu, Nikoletta Sidiropoulos, Jason D Peterson, Gregory J Tsongalis
Targeted genomic profiling (TGP) using massively parallel DNA sequencing is becoming the standard methodology in clinical laboratories for detecting somatic variants in solid tumors. The variety of methodologies and sequencing platforms in the marketplace for TGP has resulted in a variety of clinical TGP laboratory developed tests (LDT). The variability of LDTs is a challenge for test-to-test and laboratory-to-laboratory reliability. At the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC), we validated a TGP assay for solid tumors which utilizes DNA hybridization capture and complete exon and selected intron sequencing of 29 clinically actionable genes...
February 10, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192087/endothelial-cell-markers-from-clinician-s-perspective
#9
REVIEW
Jelena Rakocevic, Dejan Orlic, Olivera Mitrovic-Ajtic, Miloje Tomasevic, Milan Dobric, Natasa Zlatic, Dejan Milasinovic, Goran Stankovic, Miodrag Ostojić, Milica Labudovic-Borovic
Endothelial cell markers are membrane-bound or cytoplasmic molecules expressed by endothelial cells, which help their easier identification and discrimination from other cell types. During vasculogenesis, endothelial cells differentiate from hemangioblasts to form new blood vessels. With the discovery of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) and their ability to form new blood vessels, the term vasculogenesis is not only reserved for the embryonic development. Possibility of de novo blood vessel formation from EPC is now widely explored in different ischemic conditions, especially in cardiovascular medicine...
February 9, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189547/role-of-microrna-29a-in-the-development-of-diabetic-retinopathy-by-targeting-agt-gene-in-a-rat-model
#10
Li-Qiong Zhang, Hao Cui, Lin Wang, Xu Fang, Sheng Su
OBJECTIVES: This study intends to explore the role of microRNA-29a (miRNA-29a) in the development of diabetic retinopathy by targeting AGT gene in a rat model. METHODS: Fifty-six DR rat models were established and divided into 7 groups (with 8 rats in each group): the model group, the miRNA-29a group, the miRNA-29a knockdown group, the negative control (NC) group, the AGT group, the miRNA-29a+AGT group, and the miRNA-29a knockdown+AGT group respectively, while 8 normal rats were selected as the normal group...
February 9, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189546/a-novel-case-of-lymphangiomatosis-in-hiv
#11
REVIEW
Addie B Spier, Justin Kurtz, David Sears
Diffuse lymphangiomatosis is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal proliferation of lymphatic channels. It can involve just one organ or multiple organs, such as liver, spleen, lungs, and bone. This disorder generally presents in children and young adults, but in rare cases, patients first present with symptoms in adulthood. Here, we describe a 48-year-old HIV-positive man who presented with shortness of breath. Computed tomography scan revealed a large right-sided pleural effusion and a heterogeneously enhancing liver...
February 9, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189545/lower-levels-of-il-4-and-il-10-influence-lipodystrophy-in-hiv-aids-patients-under-antiretroviral-therapy
#12
Gordana Dragović, Božana Dimitrijević, Al Musalhi Khawla, Ivan Soldatović, Mladen Andjić, Djordje Jevtović, Devaki Nair
BACKGROUND: The role of interleukins in the pathogenesis of lipodystrophy in HIV/AIDS-patients is still not understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between serum levels of interleukins between HIV/AIDS-patients with or without lipodystrophy, as well as between different subgroups of lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy, lipohypertrophy, mixed-fat-redistribution) and patients without lipodystrophy. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 66 HIV/AIDS patients, all Caucasians...
February 9, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161441/apelin-promotes-mesenchymal-stem-cells-survival-and-vascularization-under-hypoxic-ischemic-condition-in-vitro-involving-the-upregulation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
#13
Jingying Hou, Tingting Zhong, Tianzhu Guo, Changqing Miao, Changqing Zhou, Huibao Long, Hao Wu, Shaoxin Zheng, Lei Wang, Tong Wang
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation has been regarded as an optimal therapeutic approach for cardiovascular disease. However, the inferior survival and low vascularization potential of these cells in the local infarct site reduce the therapeutic efficacy. In this study, we investigated the influence of apelin on MSCs survival and vascularization under hypoxic-ischemic condition in vitro and explored the relevant mechanism. METHODS: MSCs were obtained from C57BL/6 mice and cultured in vitro...
February 1, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161440/immunohistochemical-profiling-including-beta-catenin-in-conjunctival-melanocytic-lesions
#14
Harsha S Reddy, C Dirk Keene, Shu H Chang, Arash Jian-Amadi, Patrick J Cimino
Conjunctival melanocytic lesions encompass a group of clinically diverse, benign to malignant, neoplasms that may contain overlapping histopathological features, making definitive diagnosis challenging in some cases. In this series, we compared multiple immunohistochemical (IHC) markers in 11 conjunctival nevi, 10 primary acquired melanosis (PAM) lesions, and 11 conjunctival melanomas. Immunostains included the melanocytic markers HMB-45 and Melan-A, as well as the proliferative marker Ki-67. Loss of beta-catenin expression has been associated with more aggressive clinical disease in cutaneous melanoma, but its status in conjunctival melanocytic lesions is not known, therefore we incorporated beta-catenin immunohistochemical staining in our study...
February 1, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109694/sirt1-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-response-to-treatment-with-glatiramer-acetate-in-multiple-sclerosis
#15
Daniel Hewes, Alexandru Tatomir, Adam M Kruszewski, Gautam Rao, Cosmin A Tegla, Jonathan Ciriello, Vingh Nguyen, Walter Royal, Christopher Bever, Violeta Rus, Horea Rus
SIRT1, a NAD dependent histone and protein deacetylase, is a member of the histone deacetylase class III family. We previously showed that SIRT1 mRNA expression is significantly lower in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients during relapses than in stable patients. We have now investigated SIRT1 as a possible biomarker to predict relapse as well as responsiveness to glatiramer acetate (GA) treatment in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients. Over the course of 2years, a cohort of 15 GA-treated RRMS patients were clinically monitored using the Expanded Disability Status Scale and assessed for MS relapses...
January 19, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108217/cdk3-is-a-major-target-of-mir-150-in-cell-proliferation-and-anti-cancer-effect
#16
Liang Wang, Yongyong Xi, Chengcao Sun, Feng Zhang, Heng Jiang, Qiqiang He, Dejia Li
MiR-150, a member of small non-coding RNAs, has been proven to dysregulate in different types of tumor and bear on carcinogenesis and cancer prognosis by regulating the expression of a series of gene including utrophin. Given that utrophin can compensate for dystrophin's absence and be regarded as a promising therapeutic target for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), we further detected the deep role of miR-150 in dystrophic muscle. Using a range of bioinformatic, molecular and cell biology techniques, we declared that miR-150 directly targets cyclin-dependent kinase 3 (CDK3) and leads to the regulation of CDK3 gene expression in both muscle-derived and non-muscle cells...
January 17, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108216/the-phenomenon-of-atherosclerosis-reversal-and-regression-lessons-from-animal-models
#17
REVIEW
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Veronika A Myasoedova, Victor V Revin, Alexander N Orekhov, Yuri V Bobryshev
Studies in non-rodent and murine models showed that atherosclerosis can be reversed. Atherosclerosis progression induced by high-fat or cholesterol-rich diet can be reduced and reversed to plaque regression after switching to a normal diet or through administration of lipid-lowering agents. The similar process should exist in humans after implementation of lipid-lowering therapy and as a result of targeting of small rupture-prone plaques that are major contributors for acute atherosclerotic complications. Lowering of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and the activation of reverse cholesterol transport lead to a decline in foam cell content, to the depletion of plaque lipid reservoirs, a decrease in lesional macrophage numbers through the activation of macrophage emigration and, probably, apoptosis, dampening plaque inflammation, and the induction of anti-inflammatory macrophages involved in clearance of the necrotic core and plaque healing...
January 17, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093193/hbxip-over-expression-as-an-independent-biomarker-for-cervical-cancer
#18
Nan Li, Yixuan Wang, Shuanlong Che, Yang Yang, Junjie Piao, Shuangping Liu, Zhenhua Lin
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence demonstrated that hepatitis B virus X-interacting protein (HBXIP) has broad roles in cancers. However, high-level expression of HBXIP has been correlated with human malignancies, suggesting roles in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. The aim of the study is to investigate the role and mechanism of HBXIP oncogene and the correlation to the clinicopathological status in cervical cancers. METHODS: A total of 107 cervical cancer patients with strict follow-up, 105 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and 31 normal cervical epithelia samples were selected for immunohistochemical (IHC) staining of HBXIP protein...
January 16, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093192/spectrum-of-mutations-in-leiomyosarcomas-identified-by-clinical-targeted-next-generation-sequencing
#19
Paul J Lee, Naomi S Yoo, Ian S Hagemann, John D Pfeifer, Catherine E Cottrell, Haley J Abel, Eric J Duncavage
Recurrent genomic mutations in uterine and non-uterine leiomyosarcomas have not been well established. Using a next generation sequencing (NGS) panel of common cancer-associated genes, 25 leiomyosarcomas arising from multiple sites were examined to explore genetic alterations, including single nucleotide variants (SNV), small insertions/deletions (indels), and copy number alterations (CNA). Sequencing showed 86 non-synonymous, coding region somatic variants within 151 gene targets in 21 cases, with a mean of 4...
January 14, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088319/ercc1-and-ercc2-as-predictive-biomarkers-to-oxaliplatin-based-chemotherapy-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-from-egypt
#20
Amira B Kassem, Salem Eid Salem, Mohamed E Abdelrahim, Amira S A Said, Ahmad Salahuddin, Marwa Mahmoud Hussein, Abeer A Bahnassy
BACKGROUND: The impact of Excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) and group 2 (ERCC2) expression levels on the efficacy of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy is still controversial. The present study was conducted to determine the predictive value of these molecular biomarkers in stage III and IV colorectal cancer (CRC) patients receiving oxaliplatin (OX)-based chemotherapy as first-line treatment. METHODS: The study included 80 CRC patients who received first line oxaliplatin based chemotherapy The expression levels of ERCC1 and ERCC2-mRNA and proteins were determined in the primary tumors by quantitative real time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction(RT-qPCR) and immunohistochemistry (IHC); respectively...
January 12, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
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