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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604942/micrornas-regulate-apobec-gene-expression
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Wei Cao, Wei Wu
Apolipoprotein B mRNA editing enzyme, catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC) is a family of evolutionarily conserved cytidine deaminases, encoded by eleven genes located in the human genome. APOBECs play key roles in innate immunity through their ability to mutagenize viral DNA and restrict rival replication. Recent cancer genomics revealed APOBEC3 subtype-mediated APOBEC-signature mutations are common in a broad spectrum of human cancers. The pervasive APOBEC3 activation in the host genome which converts cytosine to uracile during RNA editing has been suggested to depend on ATR/chk1 pathways...
June 12, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585678/human-sperm-motility-capacitation-and-acrosome-reaction-are-impaired-by-2-arachidonoylglycerol-endocannabinoid
#2
M M Francou, J L Girlea, A De Juan, J Ten, R Bernabeu, J De Juan
The endocannabinoids are cannabinoids synthesized by mammalian tissues. These compounds are closely related to the regulation of the male reproductive system. However, little is known about the effects produced by 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2AG) on in vitro human sperm functions. This study was undertaken to determine the effects produced by 2AG on fresh human sperm and in the capacitation technique. Semen samples from healthy young men were exposed to different concentrations of 2AG before and during capacitation technique...
June 6, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580566/animal-models-for-disc-degeneration-an-update
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Li Jin, Gary Balian, Xudong Joshua Li
Intervertebral disc degeneration is considered a major cause of back pain that places a heavy burden on society, both because of its effect on the physiology of individuals and its consequences on the world economy. During the past few decades, research findings in the pre-clinical setting have led to a significant increase in the understanding of intervertebral disc degeneration, although many aspects of the disease remain unclear. The goal of this review is to summarize existing animal models for disc degeneration studies and the difficulties that are associated with the use of such models...
June 5, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567716/bariatric-surgery-influences-%C3%AE-cell-turnover-in-non-obese-rats
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Alonso Camacho-Ramírez, Manuel Blandino-Rosano, M Carmen Segundo-Iglesias, Alfonso M Lechuga-Sancho, Manuel Aguilar-Diosdado, Gonzalo M Pérez-Arana, J Arturo Prada-Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between the different bariatric surgeries and pancreatic β-cell turnover. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used healthy adult male Wistar rats to undergo the different techniques. Three surgical techniques were developed (malabsorptive, Sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-Y Gastric Bypass-), together with two control groups (Sham and fasting control). Pancreatic β-cell mass was measured, as well as apoptosis, proliferation and neogenesis related to cellular turnover...
June 1, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560711/recent-advances-in-hypertrophic-scar
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Julei Zhang, Yan Li, Xiaozhi Bai, Yuehua Li, Jihong Shi, Dahai Hu
Hypertrophic scars (HTS) are predominant diseases after burn and trauma, which cause severe physiological and psychological problems. HTS have been researched for decades, and our knowledge about the mechanisms of HTS formation process has been increasing. However, the effects of currently available prevention and treatment strategies are limited. In this review, we summarize currently known mechanisms and recent studies of HTS, including extracellular matrix, matrix metalloproteinases, fibroblasts, myofibroblasts and their contraction ability, keratinocytes, growth factors, inflammatory and immune response, and stem cell treatment, hoping for a better understanding of HTS generation, development and effective translation to treatment strategies...
May 31, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555715/the-dexamethasone-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-of-dental-follicle-cells
#6
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Christian Morsczeck, Torsten E Reichert
Mesenchymal stem cells are excellent for in vitro studies about biological processes during the differentiation of osteogenic progenitor cells into mineralizing cells such as osteoblasts. Human dental follicle cells (DFCs) are dental mesenchymal stem cells and they can be isolated from third molar teeth. Because DFCs are the genuine progenitor cells of periodontal tissue cells, they have been used for the evaluation of molecular mechanisms during the differentiation of undifferentiated stem cells into alveolar osteoblasts and cementoblasts...
May 30, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547742/increased-annexin-a2-and-decreased-%C3%AE-catenin-in-adenomyosis-contribute-to-adenomyosis-associated-dysmenorrhea
#7
Li Xue Liu, Yin Ga Wu, Jian Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of annexin A2 (ANXA2) and β-catenin in eutopic and ectopic endometrium, and their relationships with adenomyosis-associated dysmenorrhea. METHODS: From December 2013 to June 2014, ectopic endometrium (n=30) and eutopic endometrium (n=30) of adenomyosis were collected as experimental group, and endometrium (n=30) of uterine myoma as control group from the department of gynecology and obstetrics, the affiliated hospital of Inner Mongolia medical university...
May 26, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540715/the-role-of-endothelial-lipase-in-lipid-metabolism-inflammation-and-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Justine E Yu, Shu-Yan Han, Benjamin Wolfson, Qun Zhou
Endothelial lipase (LIPG) plays a critical role in lipoprotein metabolism, cytokine expression, and the lipid composition of cells. Thus far, the extensive investigations of LIPG have focused on its mechanisms and involvement in metabolic syndromes such as atherosclerosis. However, recent developments have found that LIPG plays a role in cancer. This review summarizes the field of LIPG study. We focus on the role of LIPG in lipid metabolism and the inflammatory response, and highlight the recent insights in its involvement in tumor progression...
May 25, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524210/sulfur-dioxide-foe-or-friend-for-life
#9
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Xin-Bao Wang, Hong Cui, Xiaohong Liu, Jun-Bao Du
Sulfur dioxide (SO₂) is a toxic gas and air pollutant. The toxic effects of SO₂ have been extensively studied. Oxidative damage due to SO2 can occur in multiple organs. Inhaled SO₂ can also cause chromosomal aberrations, DNA damage and gene mutations in mammals. However, SO₂ can also be generated from the sulfur-containing amino acid, L-cysteine. Recent studies have shown that SO₂ has a vasorelaxant effect, and ameliorates pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling. SO₂ can also reduce lung injury and myocardial injury in rats...
May 19, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497438/a-qualitative-comparison-of-ten-tissue-clearing-techniques
#10
Michael Orlich, Friedemann Kiefer
The understanding of spatially complex biological systems are greatly aided by the availability of high resolution information on their tissue architecture, as is provided by optical sectioning microscopy like confocal and light sheet microscopy. In addition, genetically encoded fluorescent reporter proteins reveal tissue architecture without the need for staining procedures. Owing to opacity caused by scattering and absorption, light microscopy in tissue is limited to thin tissue layers of a few micrometers traditionally provided by histological sections...
May 12, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493257/expression-of-p53-and-selected-proliferative-markers-ki-67-mcm3-pcna-and-topoisomerase-ii%C3%AE-in-borderline-ovarian-tumors-correlation-with-clinicopathological-features
#11
Klaudiusz Ciepliński, Maciej Jóźwik, Anna Semczuk-Sikora, Marek Gogacz, Dorota Lewkowicz, Atanas Ignatov, Andrzej Semczuk
BACKGROUND: The expression of p53 has been studied not only in primary human ovarian carcinomas, but also in borderline ovarian tumors, however, the results were discordant. Expression patterns of proteins involved in cell proliferation and apoptosis have been investigated in various human neoplasms, including female genital tract neoplasms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this investigation was to assess the staining pattern and immunolocalization of p53 and selected proliferative markers (Ki-67, MCM3, PCNA, and topoisomerase IIα) in borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs)...
May 11, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485004/sialic-acid-expression-in-human-fetal-skeletal-muscle-during-limb-early-myogenesis
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Mirca Marini, Erica Sarchielli, Giorgia Donata Zappoli Thyrion, Stefano Ambrosini, Eleonora Sgambati
Investigations on animal models demonstrated that changes of sialic acid (SA) expression, particularly the polymeric form, in the skeletal muscle during embryonic and post-natal development seem to be related to muscle differentiation and functionality onset. The aim of this study was to evaluate the monomeric and polymeric SA expression in human skeletal muscle during early stages of fetal development, when important morphofunctional events occur. Specimens of fetal skeletal muscle from limb, between 9 and 12 weeks of gestation (wg), were obtained from 19 pregnant women...
May 9, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481398/evolutionary-trade-offs-in-kidney-injury-and-repair
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REVIEW
Yutian Lei, Hans-Joachim Anders
Evolutionary medicine has proven helpful to understand the origin of human disease, e.g. in identifying causal roles of recent environmental changes impacting on human physiology (environment-phenotype mismatch). In contrast, diseases affecting only a limited number of members of a species often originate from evolutionary trade-offs for usually physiologic adaptations assuring reproductive success in the context of extrinsic threats. For example, the G1 and G2 variants of the APOL1 gene supporting control of Trypanosoma infection come with the trade-off that they promote the progression of kidney disease...
May 8, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452045/toxicity-of-malathion-at-early-life-stages-of-the-senegalese-sole-solea-senegalensis-kaup-1858-notochord-and-somatic-disruptions
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Juan B Ortiz-Delgado, Emanuele Scala, Juana M Arellano, María Úbeda-Manzanaro, Carmen Sarasquete
The toxicity of malathion to Solea senegalensis was studied in a static renewal bioassay for 24, 48 and 72 h, with toxicant concentrations ranging from 1.56 until 100 µgL⁻¹. The LC₅₀ values of malathion for 48 and 72-h was 63.5 (95% C.I: 50.83-79.34) and 22.94 (95% C.I: 17.16-30.68) µgL⁻¹ respectively. The survival of larvae was non-affected by exposure to malathion at concentrations up to 25 µgL⁻¹ (24 h NOEC), 6.25 µgL⁻¹ (48 h NOEC) and <1.6 µg⁻¹ (72 h NOEC). At the end of the experiment, surviving larvae from concentrations smaller than the 72h-LC50 were chosen to study morphological changes during malathion exposure...
April 28, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447336/review-of-recent-molecular-landscape-knowledge-of-gastric-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Dai Shimizu, Mitsuro Kanda, Yasuhiro Kodera
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers worldwide and its prognosis remains dismal. One reason for poor outcomes of GC patients is that most are diagnosed when the cancer has already advanced. Novel biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity are needed to diagnose GC in the early stage. In addition, to improve the outcome of patients with GC, patient stratification according to prognostic factors and sensitivity to chemo(radio)therapy are necessary. Appropriate follow-up criteria and individualized treatment will contribute to improvement in prognosis...
April 27, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444679/membranes-derived-from-human-umbilical-cord-wharton-s-jelly-stem-cells-as-novel-bioengineered-tissue-like-constructs
#16
B D Jaimes-Parra, I Garzón, V Carriel, D Durand-Herrera, M A Martín-Piedra, J M García, M C Sánchez-Quevedo, M Alaminos, A Campos
Cell-derived matrices were recently described as novel biomaterials generated by human cells allowed to grow and synthetize their own extracellular matrix in culture. In the present work, we generated and evaluated a novel tissue-like substitute (WDM) consisting of a membrane derived from cultured human Wharton's jelly stem cells. WDM were evaluated ex vivo and in vivo by histochemistry and immunohistochemistry for several mesenchymal cell markers and fibrillar and non-fibrillar extracellular matrix components...
April 26, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439872/are-non-muscle-actin-isoforms-functionally-equivalent
#17
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Aleksandra Simiczyjew, Katarzyna Pietraszek-Gremplewicz, Antonina Joanna Mazur, Dorota Nowak
Actin is highly conserved and it is the most widespread protein in eukaryotic cells. One of the most important features of actin, which allows it to have many different functions, is its ability to polymerize and interact with many other proteins. Actins are the major constituent of the actin cytoskeleton, which is an important system that is involved in various aspects of cell function, including cell motility, structure, integrity, regulation of signal transduction and transcription. Six mammal actin isoforms are highly conserved and share common functions...
April 25, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397197/neurons-other-than-motor-neurons-in-motor-neuron-disease
#18
Riccardo Ruffoli, Francesca Biagioni, Carla L Busceti, Anderson Gaglione, Larisa Ryskalin, Stefano Gambardella, Alessandro Frati, Francesco Fornai
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is typically defined by a loss of motor neurons in the central nervous system. Accordingly, morphological analysis for decades considered motor neurons (in the cortex, brainstem and spinal cord) as the neuronal population selectively involved in ALS. Similarly, this was considered the pathological marker to score disease severity ex vivo both in patients and experimental models. However, the concept of non-autonomous motor neuron death was used recently to indicate the need for additional cell types to produce motor neuron death in ALS...
April 11, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374408/morphological-alterations-in-the-hippocampus-of-the-ts65dn-mouse-model-for-down-syndrome-correlate-with-structural-plasticity-markers
#19
Olga Villarroya, Raúl Ballestín, Rosa López-Hidalgo, Maria Mulet, José Miguel Blasco-Ibáñez, Carlos Crespo, Juan Nacher, Javier Gilabert-Juan, Emilio Varea
Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal aneuploidy. Although trisomy on chromosome 21 can display variable phenotypes, there is a common feature among all DS individuals: the presence of intellectual disability. This condition is partially attributed to abnormalities found in the hippocampus of individuals with DS and in the murine model for DS, Ts65Dn. To check if all hippocampal areas were equally affected in 4-5 month adult Ts65Dn mice, we analysed the morphology of dentate gyrus granule cells and cornu ammonis pyramidal neurons using Sholl method on Golgi-Cox impregnated neurons...
April 4, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900754/ezrin-and-moesin-expression-in-canine-and-feline-osteosarcoma
#20
Juraj Hlavaty, Birgitt Wolfesberger, Marlene Hauck, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Andrea Fuchs-Baumgartinger, Ingrid Miller, Ingrid Walter
Biological features of canine osteosarcomas (OS) differ markedly from those found in feline and resemble more human osteosarcomas, in particular for their high rate of metastasis and poor prognosis. Ezrin, radixin and moesin are members of the ERM protein family and link the actin cytoskeleton with the cell membrane. Ezrin and moesin have been shown to be of prognostic significance in tumor progression due to their role in the metastatic process. The objective of this study was to analyze ezrin and moesin protein expression in a series of dog (n = 16) and cat (n = 8) osteosarcoma samples using immunohistochemistry and western blot techniques...
August 2017: Histology and Histopathology
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