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Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898889/chrysotile-causes-human-bronchial-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-in-response-to-the-fas-mediated-apoptosis-pathway
#1
Min Zhang, Junqiang Chen, Zhaoqiang Jiang, Lijin Zhu, Wei Wu, Yun Xiao, Kun Chen
AIMS: Asbestos is harmful to human health. However, the pathogenicity of chrysotile is a controversial matter. This study aimed to investigate the apoptosis of a human bronchial epithelial cell line (BEAS-2B) exposed to chrysotile that may function in part through the Fas death receptor pathway. METHODS: Cultured human BEAS-2B cells were treated with chrysotile and cell viability was evaluated by CCK-8 assay. The induction of cell apoptosis was evaluated by FACS analysis...
September 13, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817827/role-of-next-generation-sequencing-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-the-evaluation-of-bone-and-soft-tissue-tumors
#2
Kinga Szurian, Karl Kashofer, Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger
Bone and soft-tissue tumors are in general rare. Diagnosing these tumors is challenging based on the significant number of different tumor entities, the rareness of these tumors, and the considerable morphological heterogeneity which can be found within a single tumor entity. Considering that more than half of the described soft-tissue tumors and approximately 25% of the bone tumors harbor recurrent genetic alterations, the use of auxiliary molecular examinations should be strongly considered. Molecular analyses are important to confirm the diagnosis, to guide treatment, to provide information about prognosis, and to allow patient recruitment for basket trials based on the molecular signature of a tumor...
August 18, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810260/cytoplasmic-lipid-accumulation-characteristic-of-the-cribriform-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#3
Nami Takada, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Aki Ito, Ayana Suzuki, Miyoko Higuchi, Seiji Kuma, Toshitetsu Hayashi, Tsutomu Daa, Akira Miyauchi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to clarify the diagnostic significance of cytoplasmic lipid accumulation (CLIA) in the cribriform variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (CV-PTC). METHODS: We performed a histological, immunohistochemical, and cytological examination of 35 CV-PTC cases at the Kuma Hospital. CLIA was defined as bubble-like multivacuolation in cytoplasm with distinct cell border. We also examined 100 conventional PTC (con-PTC) cases as controls...
August 16, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793282/increased-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-sarcoidosis
#4
Elena Bargagli, Elisabetta Rosi, Massimo Pistolesi, Federico Lavorini, Luca Voltolini, Paola Rottoli
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Recent studies demonstrated that its pathogenesis is related with enhanced oxidative stress (protein carbonylation and lipid peroxidation) and alterations in the circulating lipid profile. Alterations of lipid metabolism (including the reduction in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and apolipoprotein A1 concentrations) induce plasma membrane, bronchial and lung capillary endothelial cell damage in sarcoidosis patients. Dyslipidemia is associated with increased oxidative stress, diminished overall antioxidative protection and increased risk for atherosclerosis...
August 10, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28787741/tumor-heterogeneity-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#5
Jerome Cros, Jerome Raffenne, Anne Couvelard, Nicolas Poté
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is one of the deadliest malignancies worldwide, mainly due to frequent diagnosis at an advanced stage and its strong chemoresistance. Tumor heterogeneity is evident at the histological level, both between tumors and even within a tumor. Recent high-throughput analyses have confirmed that intertumor heterogeneity is greater than intratumor heterogeneity that is mostly driven by successive catastrophic genetic events in the early stage and by epigenetic modifications in the metastatic stage...
August 5, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750401/a-practical-approach-to-tumor-heterogeneity-in-clinical-research-and-diagnostics
#6
Giorgio Stanta, Serena Bonin
This Pathobiology issue tries to better define the complex phenomenon of intratumor heterogeneity (ITH), mostly from a practical point of view. This topic has been chosen because ITH is a central issue in tumor development and has to be investigated directly in patient tissue and immediately applied in the treatment of the presenting patient. Different types of ITH should be considered: clonal genetic and epigenetic evolution, morphological heterogeneity, and tumor sampling, heterogeneity resulting from microenvironmental autocrine and paracrine interaction, and stochastic plasticity related to different functional cell efficiencies...
July 28, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719907/tumor-heterogeneity-in-lymphomas-a-different-breed
#7
Christian M Schürch, Birgit Federmann, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Falko Fend
The facts that cancer represents tissues consisting of heterogeneous neoplastic, as well as reactive, cell populations and that cancers of the same histotype may show profound differences in clinical behavior have long been recognized. With the advent of new technologies and the demands of precision medicine, the investigation of tumor heterogeneity has gained much interest. An understanding of intertumoral heterogeneity in patients with the same disease entity is necessary to optimally guide personalized treatment...
July 19, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715816/distinct-dynamics-of-mitotic-transition-in-b-cell-lymphoma-and-reactive-b-cell-lymphoproliferations-determined-by-h3s10-phosphohistone-immunolabeling
#8
Gábor Méhes, Katalin Hegyi, Ravi Jobanputra, Lívia Beke, György Vereb, Judit Bedekovics
OBJECTIVES: Clonal selection in the follicular germinal centers in lymphatic tissues is accompanied by an intense proliferation of polyclonal B cells in a precisely regulated fashion. In contrast, B-cell neoplasias proliferate autonomously due to endogenous stimuli. The cell kinetic activity is obvious at many levels including progressive chromatin modification and elevated mitotic rates. We asked if there are differences in the kinetics of histone H3S10 phosphorylation required for mitotic entry between highly proliferating B cells of reactive germinal centers and in B-cell lymphomas with different proliferative capacity...
July 18, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618420/heterogeneity-in-gastric-cancer-from-pure-morphology-to-molecular-classifications
#9
Irene Gullo, Fátima Carneiro, Carla Oliveira, Gabriela M Almeida
Gastric cancer (GC) represents a global health concern. Despite advances in prevention, diagnosis, and therapy, GC is still the third leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, with more than 720,000 estimated deaths in 2012. Overall survival for advanced disease is about 1 year, a dismal prognosis that is partly due to the high levels of biological heterogeneity found in GC. Indeed, GC is a highly heterogeneous disease from morphological and molecular standpoints. The numerous histological and molecular classifications currently available reflect such heterogeneity...
June 16, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614831/liquid-biopsies-for-monitoring-temporal-genomic-heterogeneity-in-breast-and-colon-cancers
#10
Tiziana Venesio, Giulia Siravegna, Alberto Bardelli, Anna Sapino
Cancer is a spatial and temporal dynamic disease where differently evolving genetic clones are responsible for progression. In this landscape, the genomic heterogeneity of the primary tumours can be captured by deep-sequencing representative spatial samples. However, the recognition of genetic alterations responsible for tumour evolution remains a challenging task. Recently, the "liquid biopsy" was recognized as a powerful real-time approach for the molecular monitoring of this dynamic disease. The term "liquid biopsy" generally refers to the use of circulating (cell-free) tumour DNA (ctDNA) and circulating tumour cells (CTCs) as non-invasive biomarkers for the early diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring of clinical progression, and response to treatment in different types of tumours, including the highly genomic heterogeneous breast cancer...
June 15, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614814/tumor-heterogeneity-in-endometrial-carcinoma-practical-consequences
#11
Sònia Gatius, Dolors Cuevas, Carlos Fernández, Berta Roman-Canal, Virginia Adamoli, Josep Maria Piulats, Núria Eritja, Mireia Martin-Satue, Gema Moreno-Bueno, Xavier Matias-Guiu
Endometrial carcinoma (EC) shows intertumor heterogeneity, with several different histologic types differing in their morphologic and molecular features. There is also intratumoral morphologic heterogeneity, with different neoplastic cell components within the same tumor, with different morphologic and molecular features. In this article, we discuss the consequences of tumor heterogeneity in EC at the morphologic and molecular levels, by describing some illustrative examples produced by the research team. They are (1) morphologic heterogeneity in conventional EC and mixed tumors, (2) EC with microsatellite instability, (3) branched evolution as shown by exome sequencing analysis, (4) morphologic, molecular, and metabolomic differences between the tumor surface and myometrial invasion front, (5) tumor heterogeneity at the microenviromental level, (6) the sensitivity of endometrial aspirates to detect tumor heterogeneity in EC, and (7) sampling strategies to detect tumor heterogeneity in hysterectomy specimens...
June 15, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486225/fatty-acids-induce-stemness-in-the-stromal-cells-of-a-ct26-mouse-tumor-model
#12
Isao Kawahara, Takuya Mori, Kei Goto, Kiyomu Fujii, Hitoshi Ohmori, Shingo Kishi, Rina Fujiwara-Tani, Hiroki Kuniyasu
The potential effects of 2 types of fatty acids on colorectal cancer (CRC) were assessed using cancer stromal cells. Linoleic acid (LA; C-18, n-6 unsaturated fatty acid) and elaidic acid (EA; C-18, trans acid), both known to affect colon carcinogenesis and cancer progression, were administered by gavage to BALB/c mice, which were inoculated with CT26 syngeneic colon cancer cells in the back. Both EA and LA treatments enhanced tumor growth and metastasis. EA and LA also increased the number of CD133-positive stromal cells in the tumor capsule...
May 10, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482346/tumor-heterogeneity-will-it-change-what-pathologists-do
#13
Fredrik T Bosman
Although the notion that tumors are heterogeneous is well rooted in diagnostic pathology, the extent of this heterogeneity at the molecular level and its impact on (targeted) treatment choice will certainly influence the practice of pathology. Even though the consequences of tumor heterogeneity for cancer care are as yet incompletely understood, pathologists can contribute to solving major scientific and clinical problems related to tumor heterogeneity by rethinking guidelines for tumor sampling, to have a more comprehensive covering of intratumor heterogeneity in the available tumor tissue samples...
May 9, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178700/genetic-profiling-of-cancers-of-the-digestive-system-biological-insights-and-clinical-implications
#14
Albrecht Stenzinger, Wilko Weichert
Massive parallel sequencing technologies (next-generation sequencing) have enabled us to draw a comprehensive landscape of the genomic aberrations underlying common cancers of the digestive system, and they have thus revolutionized our understanding of the genomic makeup and biology of these tumors. Apart from the commonly mutated founder genes, e.g., KRAS and TP53, we now have detailed information on additional and less frequent genomic events for every major digestive system cancer. However, many challenging issues remain when it comes to translating these findings into clinical applications...
February 9, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605747/histopathological-and-immunohistochemical-findings-in-congenital-pouch-colon-a-prospective-study
#15
Hema Udawat, Vandana Nunia, Praveen Mathur, Harsh Prasad Udawat, Kusum Lata Gaur, Amulya K Saxena, M Krishna Mohan
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of literature on the histopathological aspects of congenital pouch colon (CPC) and immunohistochemical (IHC) assessment has not been reported. So we planned to study the histopathological and IHC findings within the spectrum of CPC and compare the findings with the normal colon. METHODS: This is a descriptive prospective study on CPC patients. There were 49 cases of CPC (42 males and 7 females) and 13 controls. Histological examination was done using hematoxylin and eosin and Masson trichrome stain...
2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448977/is-human-oxoguanine-glycosylase-1-genetic-variant-successful-even-on-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Levent Aydemir, Elif Sinem Bireller, Hakan Avci, Zeynep Boy Metin, Kemal Deger, Meral Unur, Bedia Cakmakoglu
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most widespread cancer types that arise from different sites of oral cavity and has a 5-year survival rate. This study is aimed at investigating the human oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (hOGG1)-Ser326Cys and APE-Asp148Glu polymorphisms of DNA repair genes in OSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the hOGG1-Ser326Cys and APE-Asp148Glu polymorphisms of DNA repair genes in the oral cavity. Genotyping was conducted using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis based on 132 patients who were diagnosed as having OSCC and 160 healthy subjects...
2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434003/cytotoxic-effects-of-transthyretin-aggregates-in-an-epidermoid-cell-line
#17
Vai Hong Fong, Amandio Vieira
OBJECTIVE: Skin amyloid deposits can occur as part of systemic amyloidoses including those involving misfolded- aggregated transthyretins (agTTR). Pathological effects of agTTR on the skin are not well understood. The main objective of the current study was to examine the toxicity of agTTR upon a human keratinocyte cell line. METHODS: Cells were analyzed for indicators of oxidative stress after treatment with normal soluble TTR or the same pre-aggregation concentration of agTTR...
2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399526/expression-of-the-erbb-family-of-ligands-and-receptors-in-gastric-cancer
#18
Sun-Ju Byeon, Hye Seung Lee, Min-A Kim, Byung Lan Lee, Woo Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer (GC) is the second most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in Korea. Alterations in the ERBB (homology to the erythroblastoma viral gene product, v-erbB) receptor family and ERBB-related signaling pathways are frequently observed in GC. However, the roles of the ERBB receptors and their ligands in GC are not well established. METHODS: We evaluated the expression levels of various ERBB receptor ligands (i.e...
2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291966/molecular-characteristics-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinomas-with-high-grade-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia-panin-are-different-from-those-without-high-grade-panin
#19
Tetsuyuki Miyazaki, Yoshihiro Ohishi, Yoshihiro Miyasaka, Yasunori Oda, Shinichi Aishima, Keigo Ozono, Atsushi Abe, Eishi Nagai, Masafumi Nakamura, Yoshinao Oda
AIMS: We reported that pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) without high-grade pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) in the vicinity had worse prognoses than PDACs with high-grade PanIN. However, the molecular characteristics of PDACs with and without high-grade PanIN have not been compared. The aim of this study is to clarify the molecular characteristics of PDACs with and without high-grade PanIN. METHOD AND RESULTS: We reviewed all of a consecutive series of 100 patients with PDACs and divided them into 2 groups: the PDACs with PanIN-2 or PanIN-3 in the background (the PanIN-high group, n = 60) and the PDACs without PanIN-2 or PanIN-3 in the background (the PanIN-low group, n = 40)...
2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288473/expression-pattern-of-smad4-gata3-as-a-predictor-of-survival-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-the-breast
#20
Kyueng-Whan Min, Dong-Hoon Kim, Sung-Im Do, Seoung Wan Chae, Kyungeun Kim, Jin Hee Sohn, Hyun Joo Lee, In-Gu Do, Jung-Soo Pyo, Yuil Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Jung-Ho Yang, Sang-Jo Lee, Young Ha Oh, Sukjoong Oh, Seon Hyeong Choi, Yong Lai Park, Chan Heun Park, Eun-Kyung Kim, Mi Jung Kwon, Jinwon Seo
BACKGROUND: Smad4 and GATA3 proteins are known prognostic markers in various cancers. Smad4 is a mediator linked to both tumour suppression and progression. GATA3 is a regulator of development and morphogenesis of the mammary gland. We assessed and compared the predictive performance of Smad4 and GATA3 for clinical outcomes in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: The combined expression pattern based on Smad4+/- and GATA3+/- was evaluated by immunostaining using breast cancer tissue microarray, and the relationships between protein expression and clinicopathological variables were analysed...
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