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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925796/should-transmission-electron-microscopy-and-ultrastructural-cilia-evaluation-remain-part-of-the-diagnostic-work-up-for-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
#1
Claudius Werner, Panayiotis Kouis
The diagnostic work-up for primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) traditionally includes ciliary ultrastructural assessment using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). However, the identification of genetic variants of PCD that are missed by TEM, along with the development of novel diagnostic modalities for PCD that allow structural evaluation of cilia, such as immunofluorescence analysis and the increased availability of genetic testing, calls into questioning the contemporary role of TEM in the diagnostic work-up for PCD...
September 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925789/motile-cilia-defects-in-diseases-other-than-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-the-contemporary-diagnostic-and-research-role-for-transmission-electron-microscopy
#2
Hannah M Mitchison, Amelia Shoemark
Ultrastructural studies have underpinned the cell biological and clinical investigations of the varied roles of motile cilia in health and disease, with a long history since the 1950s. Recent developments from transmission electron microscopy (TEM; cryo-electron microscopy, electron tomography) have yielded higher resolution and fresh insights into the structure and function of these complex organelles. Microscopy in ciliated organisms, disease models, and in patients with ciliopathy diseases has dramatically expanded our understanding of the ubiquity, multisystem involvement, and importance of cilia in normal human development...
September 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922056/secondary-defects-detected-by-transmission-electron-microscopy-in-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-diagnostics
#3
Mellisa Dixon, Amelia Shoemark
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is predominantly an autosomal recessively inherited condition that affects ~1 in 15,000 people. Diagnosis of PCD can be complex and is ordinarily based on the results of multiple investigations. These investigations include nasal nitric oxide, high-speed video microscopy, genotyping, and electron microscopy analysis of ciliary ultrastructure. A diagnosis is ultimately confirmed by the presence of a hallmark defect identified by transmission electron microscopy or biallelic variants in a known PCD gene...
September 18, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922052/applications-of-emerging-transmission-electron-microscopy-technology-in-pcd-research-and-diagnosis
#4
Amelia Shoemark
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a heterogeneous genetic condition characterized by dysfunction of motile cilia. Patients suffer from chronic infection and inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract. Diagnosis of PCD is confirmed by identification of a hallmark defect of ciliary ultrastructure or by identification of biallelic pathogenic mutations in a known PCD gene. Since the first description of PCD in 1976, assessment of ciliary ultrastructure by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has been central to diagnosis and research...
September 18, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915070/value-of-transmission-electron-microscopy-for-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-diagnosis-in-the-era-of-molecular-medicine-genetic-defects-with-normal-and-non-diagnostic-ciliary-ultrastructure
#5
Adam J Shapiro, Margaret W Leigh
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetic disorder causing chronic oto-sino-pulmonary disease. No single diagnostic test will detect all PCD cases. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of respiratory cilia was previously considered the gold standard diagnostic test for PCD, but 30% of all PCD cases have either normal ciliary ultrastructure or subtle changes which are non-diagnostic. These cases are identified through alternate diagnostic tests, including nasal nitric oxide measurement, high-speed videomicroscopy analysis, immunofluorescent staining of axonemal proteins, and/or mutation analysis of various PCD causing genes...
September 15, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891733/application-of-laboratory-and-digital-techniques-for-visual-enhancement-during-the-ultrastructural-assessment-of-cilia
#6
Josef A Schroeder
Routine diagnostic electron microscopy of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is based on the findings of ultrastructural defects of axonemal components. Assessment of the typical abnormalities can be enhanced by improving the sample preservation status using tannic acid (TA) as additive in the biopsy fixation or processing steps. Another option is the implementation of computer-assisted image analysis tools. Advancements in high-resolution 3D visualization of the axonemal structure have been noted, with great potential for the future diagnosis of inherited cilia disorders...
September 11, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872924/editorial
#7
K Kyriacou, Panayiotis Yiallouros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 5, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130841/ultrastructural-pathology-joins-forces-with-the-society-for-ultrastructural-pathology
#8
Guillermo A Herrera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829237/comparative-ultrastructural-hepatic-alterations-induced-by-free-and-liposome-encapsulated-mefenamic-acid
#9
Qais Bashir Jarrar, Muhammad Nazrul Hakim, Manraj Singh Cheema, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria
Mefenamic acid (MFA) is used as an anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, and antipyretic agent for treatment of a wide range of pathological disorders. While the uncertainty of its safety and the poor oral bioavailability constitute the major limiting factors of its medical use, considerable efforts including liposomal encapsulation are needed to achieve maximum therapeutic advantages. The current work was conducted to investigate the ultrastructural alterations in the liver induced by free MFA and its liposomal preparation...
September 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805487/state-of-the-art-nanopathological-diagnostics
#10
Luca Roncati, Giuseppe Barbolini
The nanopathological diagnostics (ND) is an ultra-specialized branch of pathological anatomy aimed to identify the nanoparticles of metallic, semimetallic, or nonmetallic elements in the inorganic particulate matter present inside pathological tissues, even on the nanometer scale. ND exploits an environmental scanning electron microscope, connected to an X-ray microprobe mounted on an energy-dispersive spectrometer. The searching of nanoparticles can be performed on paraffin-embedded material, omitting emissions of black overlay and plating procedures...
September 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796583/the-origin-of-the-autophagosomal-membrane-in-human-atherosclerotic-plaque-a-preliminary-ultrastructural-study
#11
Ida Perrotta
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved process that occurs ubiquitously and functions as a primary route for the degradation of damaged organelles and proteins in response to starvation, oxidative stress, and other harmful conditions. The initial event upon autophagy induction is the formation of a membranous cistern called the phagophore or isolation membrane, a cup-shaped structure that elongates, engulfs cytoplasmic "cargo", and fuses at its rims to give rise to the autophagosome within which cytoplasmic material is enclosed...
August 10, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796568/contribution-of-human-smooth-muscle-cells-to-amyloid-angiopathy-in-al-light-chain-amyloidosis
#12
Moiz Vora, Christopher G Kevil, Guillermo A Herrera
OBJECTIVE: Amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis is a disease process that often compromises the peripheral vascular system and leads to systemic end-organ dysfunction. Although amyloid formation in vessel walls is a multifaceted process, the assembly of the native light chains (LCs) into amyloid fibrils is central to its pathogenesis. Recent evidence suggests that endocytosis and endolysosomal processing of immunoglobin LCs by host cells is essential to the formation of amyloid fibrils that are deposited in at least some tissues...
August 10, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796566/pomegranate-protective-effect-on-experimental-ischemia-reperfusion-retinal-injury-in-rats-histological-and-biochemical-study
#13
Hala E Hashem, Manal R Abd El-Haleem, Mona G Amer, Ashraf Bor'i
Oxidative stress is one mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion (/R) retinal injury. The histological, biochemical, and functional changes associated with pomegranate (PMG) treatment prior to retinal I/R were analyzed using 40 adult male albino rats. Rats were divided into four groups: Groups I and II (sham operated and received saline or PMG, respectively); Groups III and IV (I/R rat models with prior administration of saline or 250 mg/kg/day PMG, respectively). Electroretinogram (ERG) results were recorded and eye specimens were taken and processed for light and electron microscopic examinations and for assessment of oxidative status in retinal homogenate...
August 10, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796565/ultrastructural-changes-of-kidney-in-schistosoma-mansoni-infected-mice
#14
Refaat A Eid, Mubarak Al-Shraim, Fahmy El-Sayed, Khaled Radad
Schistosomiasis is the second threatening parasitic disease after malaria and among Schistosoma spp., Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni) affects about 100 million people in tropic regions in Africa and South America. The current study was carried out to investigate ultrastructural changes of the kidney in mice infected with cercariae of S. mansoni, in which 20 Swiss albino mice of 60-day-old were assigned into two groups (10 each). Control group received 1 ml normal saline by intraperitoneal route. Model group were intraperitoneally infected with 1 ml normal saline containing 40 cercariae of S...
August 10, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796562/loss-of-endothelial-planar-cell-polarity-and-cellular-clearance-mechanisms-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#15
Maria Mercedes Campos, Mones S Abu-Asab
Apoptosis, autophagosomes, and lysosomes are lacking in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) eyes. Necrosis, not apoptosis, appeared to be the prominent type of cell death in RPE, which led to the accumulation of cell debris within and on both sides of Bruch's membrane. The endothelium of the choriocapillaris had an altered planar cell polarity which encompassed the disappearance of fenestrations, the thickening of cytoplasm, and anterior nuclear dislocation. There were no significant differences in RPE and choroidal aberrations between macular and temporal regions...
August 10, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691892/paclitaxel-induces-autophagy-in-gastric-cancer-bgc823-cells
#16
Yi-Feng Yu, Peng-Chao Hu, Ying Wang, Xiao-Long Xu, Gerard Martin Rushworth, Zun Zhang, Lei Wei, Jing-Wei Zhang
This paper explores the connection between paclitaxel, a chemotherapeutic agent, and gastric cancer cells. In this experiment, it is demonstrated that paclitaxel triggers autophagy and inhibits proliferation of gastric cancer cells. An 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was used to detect cell viability and the IC50 of paclitaxel. Western blot was used to detect the expression levels of P62, and to measure the protein expression of autophagy. Immunofluorescence was used to reveal the appearance of punctate structures in the cytoplasm-this ultrastructure associated with autophagy was observed by microscopy...
July 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628381/monoclonal-immunoglobulin-associated-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-characterized-by-organized-deposits-of-striated-ultra-substructures-a-case-report
#17
Shigeo Hara, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Tastufumi Oka, Makiko Kusabe, Masayuki Mizui, Kensuke Joh
We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male who presented with progressive glomerulonephritis notable for organized and striated ultra-substructures. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension and proteinuria 3 years prior to admission and subsequently developed nephrotic syndrome and impairment of renal function. Laboratory tests did not reveal any evidence of infections or autoimmune diseases. Monoclonal gammopathy was not detected in serum or urine, although a small population of abnormal plasma cell clones was detected by flow cytometry...
July 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609138/giant-cell-ependymoma-presentation-of-a-case-of-the-sacral-region-and-literature-review
#18
Hugo R Domínguez-Malagón, Diana B Sevilla-Lizcano, Leonardo S Lino-Silva
Ependymoma is a rare central nervous system neoplasm with an even rarer morphologic variant called giant-cell ependymoma (GCE). GCE has a characteristic discrepant, malignant-like morphology but indolent behavior. We present the case of a 21-year-old female with an extra-axial GCE located in the sacral region. To date, 16 cases of sacral GCE have been reported in the literature, with 4 cases in the sacral region; however, all those cases were intra-axial. We present the first case of an extra-axial sacral GCE...
July 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628380/low-frequency-noise-effects-on-the-rat-parotid-gland-a-transmission-electron-microscopy-study
#19
Pedro Oliveira, Goncalo Martins Pereira, Margarida Seara Simões, Emanuel Monteiro, António Pedro Alves de Matos, Artur Águas, José Martins Dos Santos
INTRODUCTION: Low-frequency noise (LFN) is a ubiquitous physical stressor known to cause degenerative cellular changes and organ alterations with functional repercussions both in humans and animals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After acceptance of the study protocol by a local ethics committee, 20 Wistar rats were randomly divided into two equal groups. One group was kept in silence and the other continuously exposed to LFN during 13 weeks. The rats had unlimited access to water and were fed standard rat chow...
June 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617098/effects-of-chronic-exposure-to-mercury-and-cadmium-alone-and-in-combination-on-the-coagulation-system-of-sprague-dawley-rats
#20
Sandra Arbi, Hester Magdalena Oberholzer, Mia Jeanne Van Rooy, Chantelle Venter, Megan Jean Bester
Water contamination with heavy metals may adversely affect our health. High metal levels lead to changes in blood coagulation processes, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease. Exposure is not limited to a single metal but usually involves a mixture of metals. In this study 24 male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg), alone and in combination, for 28 days at dosages equivalent to 1000 times the World Health Organization water limits. Scanning electron microscopy analysis revealed that both metals caused platelet activation...
June 15, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
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