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Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326441/protuberant-fibro-osseous-lesion-of-the-skull-two-cases-with-occipital-lesions
#1
Naoko Sato, Takatoshi Aoki, Nobuhiko Mukai, Shinji Yotsumoto, Koji Irie, Masanori Hisaoka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321511/langerhans-plasmacytoid-dendritic-and-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-levels-in-mycosis-fungoides-vary-according-to-the-stage-of-the-disease
#2
Alessandro Pileri, Claudio Agostinelli, Maurizio Sessa, Pietro Quaglino, Marco Santucci, Carlo Tomasini, Vieri Grandi, Paolo Fava, Chiara Astrua, Simona Righi, Annalisa Patrizi, Stefano A Pileri, Nicola Pimpinelli
Mycosis fungoides (MF) is characterized by a switch from indolent behaviour in the early stages to a worse clinical outcome in the advanced ones. Recently, various studies have investigated the role the microenvironment might play in such a switch. We have analysed the distribution of Langerhans cells, plasmacytoid dendritic cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells in 46 MF cases in various stages, aiming to assess whether changes occur from early to advanced stage. We have investigated the number of langerin, CD303 and arginase-1 positive cells and their distribution at high power...
March 20, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315938/the-relationship-between-breast-cancer-molecular-subtypes-and-mast-cell-populations-in-tumor-microenvironment
#3
Anna Glajcar, Joanna Szpor, Agnieszka Pacek, Katarzyna Ewa Tyrak, Florence Chan, Joanna Streb, Diana Hodorowicz-Zaniewska, Krzysztof Okoń
Mast cells (MCs) are a part of the innate immune system. The MC functions toward cancer are partially based on the release of chymase and tryptase. However, the MC effect on breast cancer is controversial. The aim of our study was to investigate the presence of MCs in breast cancer tumors of different molecular subtypes and their relationships with other pathological prognostic factors. Tryptase- and chymase-positive mast cell densities were evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 108 primary invasive breast cancer tissue samples...
March 18, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303349/multicolor-immunofluorescence-reveals-that-p63-and-or-k5-positive-progenitor-cells-contribute-to-normal-breast-epithelium-and-usual-ductal-hyperplasia-but-not-to-low-grade-intraepithelial-neoplasia-of-the-breast
#4
Werner Boecker, Göran Stenman, Tina Schroeder, Udo Schumacher, Thomas Loening, Lisa Stahnke, Catharina Löhnert, Robert Michael Siering, Arthur Kuper, Vera Samoilova, Markus Tiemann, Eberhard Korsching, Igor Buchwalow
We contend that knowledge about the cellular composition of normal breast epithelium is a prerequisite for understanding proliferative breast disease. Against this background, we used multicolor immunofluorescence to study normal breast epithelium and two types of intraepithelial proliferative breast lesion for expression of the p63, basal keratin K5, glandular keratin K8/18, SMA, ER-alpha, and Ki67. We studied eight normal breast epithelium samples, 12 cases of usual ductal hyperplasia, and 33 cases of low-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (9 flat epithelial atypia, 14 low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ and 10 cases of lobular neoplasia)...
March 16, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289901/overexpression-of-rsf-1-correlates-with-poor-survival-and-promotes-invasion-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#5
Xiuwei Zhang, Lin Fu, Dongwei Xue, Xiupeng Zhang, Fengxia Hao, Lingling Xie, Jiani He, Junda Gai, Yuhui Liu, Hongtao Xu, Qingchang Li, Enhua Wang
Rsf-1 (HBXAP) was recently reported to play roles in tumorigenesis and tumor progression. There have been many reports referred to Rsf-1 overexpression in various cancers and associated with the malignant behavior of cancer cells. However, the molecular mechanism of Rsf-1 in non-small cell lung cancer aggressiveness remains ambiguous. In the present study, we found that there was a significant association between Rsf-1 overexpression and poor overall survival (p = 0.028) in lung cancer. Furthermore, knockdown of Rsf-1 expression in H1299 and H460 cells with high endogenous Rsf-1 expression inhibited cell migration and invasion and downregulated MMP2 expression and nuclear levels of NF-κB...
March 13, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289900/fhit-down-regulation-is-an-early-event-in-pancreatic-carcinogenesis
#6
Matteo Fassan, Borislav Rusev, Vincenzo Corbo, Pierluigi Gasparini, Claudio Luchini, Caterina Vicentini, Andrea Mafficini, Salvatore Paiella, Roberto Salvia, Ivana Cataldo, Aldo Scarpa, Kay Huebner
Aberrant Fhit expression characterizes a large proportion of primary pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs), but fragmentary information is available on Fhit expression during the phenotypic changes of pancreatic ductal epithelium during multistep transformation. We assessed Fhit expression by immunohistochemistry in two different multistep pancreatic carcinogenic processes: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (IPMN). We considered 105 surgically treated PDACs/IPMNs and selected 30 samples of non-neoplastic pancreatic parenchyma, 50 PanIN lesions, 30 IPMNs, 15 IPMNs with associated invasive carcinoma, and 60 adenocarcinomas...
March 13, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280929/molecular-mechanisms-of-therapy-resistance-in-solid-tumors-chasing-moving-targets
#7
REVIEW
Laura J Tafe
The goal of personalized cancer therapy is to treat tumors based on genomic aberrations that drive their survival and progression. Most patients who receive targeted therapies typically develop resistance and disease progression within a year's time. This review focuses on the heterogeneous mechanisms of therapy resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors, endocrine/hormone therapy and checkpoint blockade using non-small cell lung cancer, breast and castration-resistant prostate cancer, and melanoma as classical examples, respectively...
March 10, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280928/urothelial-carcinoma-in-first-histological-diagnosis-of-patients-over-80%C3%A2-years-has-distinctive-histological-features-a-retrospective-single-institution-study-of-185-patients
#8
Adeline Furudoï, Justine Varinot, Véronique Phe, Morgan Roupret, Marc-Olivier Bitker, Eva Compérat
Few histological data are known about patients with a first diagnosis of bladder cancer (BC) at the age ≥80 years. We describe the largest series in this patient group and their distinctive histological features. This unicentric retrospective study included patients at the age ≥80 years with a first diagnosis of bladder cancer between 2005 and 2015. All diagnosis was made by one senior uropathologist according to the WHO 2016 classification, pTNM 7th edition 2009. We examined samples of 185 patients, sex ratio M:W = 2...
March 9, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258512/two-cases-of-mazabraud-syndrome-and-identification-of-a-gnas-r201h-mutation-by-next-generation-sequencing
#9
Jesse L Cox, Allison M Cushman-Vokoun, Sean V McGarry, Jessica A Kozel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255813/gene-promoter-associated-cpg-island-hypermethylation-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-tongue
#10
Samatha Bhat, Shama Prasada Kabekkodu, Chinchu Jayaprakash, Raghu Radhakrishnan, Satadru Ray, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
The present study was undertaken to explore and validate novel hypermethylated DNA regions in squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue (SCCT). Genome-wide methylation changes were identified by differential methylation hybridization (DMH) microarray and validated by bisulfite genome sequencing (BGS). The results were compared against datasets from The Cancer Genome Atlas head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (TCGA-HNSCC), Gene Expression Omnibus (GSE26549), and ArrayExpress (E-MTAB-1328). DMH identified 116 hypomethylated and 241 hypermethylated regions...
March 2, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247012/in-this-issue
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February 28, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243729/expression-of-rab5a-correlates-with-tumor-progression-in-pancreatic-carcinoma
#12
Yuandong Li, Xiaofang Sun, Donghui Ji, Xiangshun Kong, Dengxiang Liu, Zhenya Zhao, Jingbo Yan, Shubo Chen
Rab family protein Rab5a has been implicated in cancer progression. To date, its expression pattern in human pancreatic cancer has not been investigated. This study aims to examine clinical significance, biological role, and potential mechanism of action of mRab5a in human pancreatic cancer. We analyzed Rab5a protein in cancer tissue of 111 cases of pancreatic cancer using immunohistochemistry. The results show that Rab5a overexpression correlates with high T stage, positive nodal status, and advanced TNM stage...
February 27, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238098/a-new-method-for-real-time-evaluation-of-pepsin-digestion-of-paraffin-embedded-tissue-sections-prior-to-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridisation
#13
Xiaojing Teng, Shuhong Zhang, Wei Liu, Kuo Bi, Lei Zhang
Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) is a molecular cytogenetic technique, which is regularly applied to formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections of a variety of cancers to assess chromosomal aberrations. However, high-quality FISH requires optimal enzymatic digestion, and insufficient digestion is not noted until the hybridisation signals are evaluated in the fluorescence microscope. As a consequence, FISH results may be unreliable, and the experiment might have to be repeated. To solve this problem, we developed a new method for real-time evaluation of enzymatic tissue digestion...
February 25, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236059/ewsr1-rearrangement-is-a-frequent-event-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-in-carcinoma-of-the-thyroid-with-ewing-family-tumor-elements-cefte
#14
G Oliveira, A Polónia, J M Cameselle-Teijeiro, D Leitão, S Sapia, M Sobrinho-Simões, C Eloy
Carcinomas of the thyroid with Ewing family tumor element (CEFTEs) are small-cell thyroid tumors with epithelial differentiation that disclose p63 expression and EWSR1-FLI1 rearrangement, carry a favorable prognosis and may co-exist with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) foci. Two histogenetic hypotheses have been advanced regarding the origin of CEFTEs: arising in PTCs or in solid cell nests (SCN). A total of 3 CEFTEs, 54 PTCs, and 10 SCNs were reviewed, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique was performed in all cases to search for the presence of EWSR1 rearrangements...
February 24, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236058/mast-cell-sarcoma-of-the-sternum-clonally-related-to-an-antecedent-germ-cell-tumor-with-a-novel-d579del-kit-mutation
#15
Atsushi Yamashita, Tsuyoshi Saito, Keisuke Akaike, Atsushi Arakawa, Akihiko Yoshida, Kentaro Kikuchi, Masahiko Sugitani, Takashi Yao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220300/application-of-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-amyloidosis
#16
Chiara Castellani, Marny Fedrigo, Anna Chiara Frigo, Mila Della Barbera, Gaetano Thiene, Marialuisa Valente, Fausto Adami, Annalisa Angelini
We analysed specificity and sensitivity of confocal laser microscopy (CLSM) on tissue sections for a diagnosis of amyloidosis, in an attempt to reduce technical errors and better standardise pathological diagnosis. We first set up a protocol for the use of CLSM on this type of specimen, using a group of 20 amyloid negative and 20 positive samples. Of all specimens, 2, 4 and 8-μm sections were cut. Sections were stained with Congo red (CR) and thioflavin-T (ThT) and observed by cross-polarised light microscopy (CR-PL), epifluorescence microscopy (CRF-epiFM and ThT-epiFM) and CLSM (CRF-CLSM and ThT-CLSM)...
February 20, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220299/molecular-analysis-of-braf-v600e-mutation-in-multiple-nodules-of-pulmonary-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#17
Arno Dimmler, Helene Geddert, Martin Werner, Gerhard Faller
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) is a rare, smoking-related histiocytic disorder with variable clinical symptoms. Like in other non-pulmonary Langerhans cell proliferations, PLCH has recently been shown to harbour BRAF V600E mutations in a significant subset of cases, thus challenging the concept of PLCH being a reactive disorder. Here, we analysed 38 formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded PLCH nodules of nine patients for BRAF mutation using two different molecular methods. Using pyrosequencing and allele-specific quantitative PCR (AS-PCR), BRAF V600E mutations were found in 16/38 (42%) and 31/37 (84%) nodules, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220298/response-to-letter-to-the-editor-by-dr-villanacci-toward-optimal-processing-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-specimens
#18
LETTER
Alicia Dessain, Christophe Snauwaert, Pamela Baldin, Pierre Deprez, Louis Libbrecht, Hubert Piessevaux, Anne Jouret-Mourin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213807/in-liver-metastases-from-small-intestinal-neuroendocrine-tumors-sstr2a-expression-is-heterogeneous
#19
Mongkon Charoenpitakchai, Eric Liu, Zhiguo Zhao, Tatsuki Koyama, Won Jae Huh, Jordan Berlin, Kenneth Hande, Ronald Walker, Chanjuan Shi
We examined somatostatin receptor type 2A (SSTR2A) expression in primary and metastatic small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs). We retrieved 156 liver metastases from 26 patients (10 males, 16 females) who had two or more liver lesions resected. A representative formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded section of tumor tissue from each liver metastasis and from the primary tumor, when available, were immunohistochemically stained for SSTR2A. SSTR2A expression was evaluated by the Her2/neu-scoring system and the scoring system proposed by Volante et al...
February 17, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204871/the-role-of-beta-catenin-mutation-and-sox9-expression-in-sex-cord-stromal-tumours-of-the-testis
#20
F Bremmer, C L Behnes, H U Schildhaus, N T Gaisa, H Reis, H Jarry, H J Radzun, P Stroebel, S Schweyer
The WHO classification of testis tumours includes the group of sex cord-stromal tumours. They are divided into several histological types, i.e. Leydig cell (LCT) and Sertoli cell tumours (SCT). Based on the physiological expression of β-catenin in normal testis/Sertoli cells, it was previously shown that SCT can carry a β-catenin mutation, causing a nuclear positivity for β-catenin and cyclin D1. Furthermore, it could be shown that the stabilization of β-catenin in Sertoli cells causes the loss of the Sertoli cell marker SOX9...
February 16, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
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