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Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766996/temporally-and-spatially-regulated-expression-of-the-linker-histone-h1fx-during-mouse-development
#1
Keiko Ichihara-Tanaka, Kenji Kadomatsu, Satoshi Kishida
The linker histone H1fx is the least characterized member of the H1 family. To investigate the developmental changes of H1fx, we performed an immunohistochemical analysis of its expression pattern from embryos to adult mice. We found that H1fx was highly expressed during gastrulation, and was positive in all embryonic germ layers between E8.5 and E10.5, which mostly overlapped with the expression of the proliferation marker Ki-67. Neural and mesenchyme tissues strongly expressed H1fx at E10.5. H1fx expression began to be restricted at around E12...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763248/evaluating-commercially-available-antibodies-for-rat-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors
#2
Brijesh K Garg, Ralph H Loring
Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7 nAChRs) are important drug targets in neurological disorders and inflammation, making their detection and localization by validated antibodies highly desirable. However, tests in knockout animals raised questions about specificity of antibodies to mouse α7 nAChRs. To date, methods for validating antibodies for rat or human α7 nAChR have not been reported. We developed a gel-shift assay for western blots using GH4C1 cells expressing either native rat receptors or α7 nAChR-green fluorescent protein (GFP) chimeras to evaluate seven commercially available α7 nAChR antibodies...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763246/autofluorescence-and-nonspecific-immunofluorescent-labeling-in-frozen-bovine-intestinal-tissue-sections-solutions-for-multicolor-immunofluorescence-experiments
#3
Caitlin J Jenvey, Judith R Stabel
Autofluorescent compounds present in intestinal tissue often hinder the ability to utilize multiple, spectrally different, fluorophores. In addition, fixatives and blocking solutions may contribute to background autofluorescence or nonspecific immunofluorescent labeling. During immunofluorescence protocol development, autofluorescent pigments were observed in frozen bovine mid-ileal intestinal tissue sections. Coagulant fixatives, normal serum blocking, histochemical stains Sudan Black B (SBB) and 3,3'-diaminobenzidine (DAB), and spectral separation using imaging software were compared for their ability to reduce autofluorescence, as well as their effect on immunofluorescent labeling...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745544/euptox-a-induces-g1-arrest-and-autophagy-via-p38-mapk-and-pi3k-akt-mtor-mediated-pathways-in-mouse-splenocytes
#4
Quan Mo, Liwen Hu, Jiahua Weng, Yong Zhang, Yancheng Zhou, Ruiguang Xu, Zhicai Zuo, Junliang Deng, Zhihua Ren, Zhijun Zhong, Guangneng Peng, Xiang Nong, Yahui Wei, Yanchun Hu
Euptox A (9-oxo-10, 11-dehydroageraphorone), the main toxin isolated from Eupatorium adenophorum, is known to induce immunotoxicity in animals. However, the precise mechanism underlying the effects of Euptox A on splenocytes is unclear. Here, we aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the effect of Euptox A in mouse spleens after its intragastric administration and found that Euptox A exhibits proautophagic effects in splenocytes. Euptox A markedly arrested the splenocytes in the G0/G1 phase, which was accompanied by inhibition of the expression of the positive regulators CDK4, CDK2, cyclin D1, PCNA, and E2F1, and promotion of the expression of the negative regulators p53, p21 Waf1/Cip1, p27 Kip1, and Chk1...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692376/multiplex-staining-by-sequential-immunostaining-and-antibody-removal-on-routine-tissue-sections
#5
Maddalena Maria Bolognesi, Marco Manzoni, Carla Rossana Scalia, Stefano Zannella, Francesca Maria Bosisio, Mario Faretta, Giorgio Cattoretti
Multiplexing, labeling for multiple immunostains in the very same cell or tissue section in situ, has raised considerable interest. The methods proposed include the use of labeled primary antibodies, spectral separation of fluorochromes, bleaching of the fluorophores or chromogens, blocking of previous antibody layers, all in various combinations. The major obstacles to the diffusion of this technique are high costs in custom antibodies and instruments, low throughput, and scarcity of specialized skills or facilities...
August 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692327/fluorescence-of-picrosirius-red-multiplexed-with-immunohistochemistry-for-the-quantitative-assessment-of-collagen-in-tissue-sections
#6
Kyle A Wegner, Adib Keikhosravi, Kevin W Eliceiri, Chad M Vezina
The low cost and simplicity of picrosirius red (PSR) staining have driven its popularity for collagen detection in tissue sections. We extended the versatility of this method by using fluorescent imaging to detect the PSR signal and applying automated quantification tools. We also developed the first PSR protocol that is fully compatible with multiplex immunostaining, making it possible to test whether collagen structure differs across immunohistochemically labeled regions of the tissue landscape. We compared our imaging method with two gold standards in collagen imaging, linear polarized light microscopy and second harmonic generation imaging, and found that it is at least as sensitive and robust to changes in sample orientation...
August 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692320/the-probiotic-vsl-3-modulates-colonic-macrophages-inflammation-and-microflora-in-acute-trinitrobenzene-sulfonic-acid-colitis
#7
Raymond A Isidro, Abdon Lopez, Myrella L Cruz, Mayra I Gonzalez Torres, Gladys Chompre, Angel A Isidro, Caroline B Appleyard
The probiotic mixture VSL#3 attenuates colitis in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and in animal models of this condition, but the mechanisms involved are incompletely understood. VSL#3 alters macrophage morphology and secretory profile in vitro in a polarization-dependent manner. We examined the effect of VSL#3 on macrophages in acute trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis. Rats were randomized to normal, colitis, or colitis+VSL#3 groups. After sacrifice, the colons were evaluated for macroscopic and microscopic damage...
August 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665229/the-importance-of-epitope-density-in-selecting-a-sensitive-positive-ihc-control
#8
Kodela Vani, Seshi R Sompuram, Anika K Schaedle, Anuradha Balasubramanian, Monika Pilichowska, Stephen Naber, Jeffrey D Goldsmith, Kueikwun G Chang, Farzad Noubary, Steven A Bogen
Clinical Immunohistochemistry (IHC) laboratories face unique challenges in performing accurate and reproducible immunostains. Among these challenges is the use of homemade controls derived from pathological discard samples. Such positive controls have an unknown number of analyte molecules per cell (epitope density). It is unclear how the lack of defined analyte concentrations affects performance of the control. To address this question, we prepared positive IHC controls ( IHControls) for human epidermal growth factor receptor type II (HER-2), estrogen receptor (ER), or progesterone receptor (PR) with well-defined, homogeneous, and reproducible analyte concentrations...
August 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651473/corrigendum
#9
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Oksvold MP, Skarpen E, Lindeman B, Roos N, Huitfeldt HS. Immunocytochemical localization of Shc and activated EGF receptor in early endosomes after EGF stimulation of HeLa cells. J Histochem Cytochem. 2000;48:21-33. (Original DOI: 10.1177/002215540004800103).
July 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651472/the-impact-factor-is-a-20th-century-relic-in-an-electronic-journal-world-of-instant-citation-counts
#10
Stephen M Hewitt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651471/grading-and-prognostication-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-pancreas-a-comparison-study-of-ki67-and-phh3
#11
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jessica Tracht, Kui Zhang, Deniz Peker
Grading of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) is currently based on mitotic rate and Ki67 proliferation index. Phosphohistone-H3 (PHH3) is an effective marker for mitosis that has been proposed to use in grading various NETs. It remains unclear which method more accurately predicts grade and clinical outcome. Cases of pNET were evaluated using immunohistochemical stains for Ki67 and PHH3. In addition, each case was evaluated for necrosis, lymphovascular invasion, and perineural invasion and compared with stage...
July 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530841/the-increased-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-4-in-renal-and-skin-lesions-in-lupus-erythematosus
#12
Nesrine Elloumi, Raouia Fakhfakh, Lobna Ayadi, Khadija Sellami, Olfa Abida, Mariem Ben Jmaa, Tahya Sellami, Khawla Kammoun, Hatem Masmoudi
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4), a bacterial lipopolysaccharide sensor, is an innate immunity essential modulator. It is expressed on both immune and non-immune cells and may contribute to the cutaneous and renal manifestations during lupus erythematosus (LE). Our purpose is to evaluate TLR-4 expression and analyzing its role in lupus nephritis (LN) and chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) pathogenesis. TLR-4 immunohistochemical staining was performed on 30 LN renal biopsies compared with 11 healthy renal tissues and 30 skin biopsies from CLE patients compared with 15 normal individuals...
July 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415912/a-method-for-the-immunohistochemical-identification-and-localization-of-osterix-in-periosteum-wrapped-constructs-for-tissue-engineering-of-bone
#13
Phillip McClellan, Robin Jacquet, Qing Yu, William J Landis
A novel immunohistochemistry (IHC) approach has been developed to label and localize osterix, a bone-specific transcription factor, within formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded, tissue-engineered constructs uniquely containing synthetic polymers and human periosteal tissue. Generally, such specimens consisting in part of polymeric materials and mineral are particularly difficult for IHC identification of proteins. Samples here were fabricated from human periosteum, electrospun poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) nanofibers, and polycaprolactone/poly-l-lactic acid (PCL/PLLA, 75/25) scaffolds and harvested following 10 weeks of implantation in athymic mice...
July 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402755/distribution-of-fcrn-across-species-and-tissues
#14
Sari Latvala, Bjoern Jacobsen, Michael B Otteneder, Annika Herrmann, Sven Kronenberg
The neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) is a major histocompatibility complex class I type molecule that binds to, transports, and recycles immunoglobulin G (IgG) and albumin, thereby protecting them from lysosomal degradation. Therefore, besides the knowledge of FcRn affinity, FcRn protein expression is critical in understanding the pharmacokinetic behavior of Fc-containing biotherapeutics such as monoclonal antibodies. The goal of this investigation was to achieve for the first time a comparative assessment of FcRn distribution across a variety of tissues and species...
June 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402752/the-microrna-mir-210-is-expressed-by-cancer-cells-but-also-by-the-tumor-microenvironment-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#15
Isabelle Bar, Ahmad Merhi, Fadi Abdel-Sater, Abduelhakem Ben Addi, Sara Sollennita, Jean-Luc Canon, Paul Delrée
The triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype occurs in about 15% of breast cancer and is an aggressive subtype of breast cancer with poor outcome. Furthermore, treatment of patients with TNBC is more challenging due to the heterogeneity of the disease and the absence of well-defined molecular targets. Microribonucleic acid (RNA) represents a new class of biomarkers that are frequently dysregulated in cancer. It has been described that the microRNA miR-210 is highly expressed in TNBC, and its overexpression had been linked to poor prognosis...
June 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388264/different-patterns-of-cartilage-mineralization-analyzed-by-comparison-of-human-porcine-and-bovine-laryngeal-cartilages
#16
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Horst Claassen, Martin Schicht, Bernd Fleiner, Ralf Hillmann, Sebastian Hoogeboom, Bernhard Tillmann, Friedrich Paulsen
Laryngeal cartilages undergo a slow ossification process during aging, making them an excellent model for studying cartilage mineralization and ossification processes. Pig laryngeal cartilages are similar to their human counterparts in shape and size, also undergo mineralization, facilitating the study of cartilage mineralization. We investigated the processes of cartilage mineralization and ossification and compared these with the known processes in growth plates. Thyroid cartilages from glutaraldehyde-perfused male minipigs and from domestic pigs were used for X-ray, light microscopic, and transmission electron microscopic analyses...
June 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375676/tyrosine-phosphorylation-of-an-actin-binding-protein-girdin-specifically-marks-tuft-cells-in-human-and-mouse-gut
#17
Daisuke Kuga, Kaori Ushida, Shinji Mii, Atsushi Enomoto, Naoya Asai, Masato Nagino, Masahide Takahashi, Masato Asai
Tuft cells (TCs) are minor components of gastrointestinal epithelia, characterized by apical tufts and spool-shaped somas. The lack of reliable TC-markers has hindered the elucidation of its role. We developed site-specific and phosphorylation-status-specific antibodies against Girdin at tyrosine-1798 (pY1798) and found pY1798 immunostaining of mouse jejunum clearly depicted epithelial cells closely resembling TCs. This study aimed to validate pY1798 as a TC-marker. Double-fluorescence staining of intestines was performed with pY1798 and known TC-markers, for example, hematopoietic-prostaglandin-D-synthase (HPGDS), or doublecortin-like kinase 1 (DCLK1)...
June 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438094/association-of-atf4-expression-with-tissue-hypoxia-and-m2-macrophage-infiltration-in-infantile-hemangioma
#18
Hou-Fu Xia, Jun-Yi Zhu, Jing-Nan Wang, Jian-Gang Ren, Yu Cai, Feng-Qin Wang, Wei Zhang, Gang Chen, Yi-Fang Zhao, Ji-Hong Zhao
Accumulating studies have revealed the hypoxic condition and its crucial role in the distinctive progression of infantile hemangioma (IH), the most common benign tumor in infancy. Activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4), an important gene mediating cellular adaptation to various stress signals, could confer a survival advantage for tumor cells under hypoxia and regulate tumor progression. However, the potential role of ATF4 in IH was still unknown. In this study, the expression of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α, ATF4, and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) in 27 specimens of IH was measured by immunochemistry and double-labeling immunofluorescence, followed by the Spearman rank correlation test...
May 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438093/tyramide-signal-amplification-permits-immunohistochemical-analyses-of-androgen-receptors-in-the-rat-prefrontal-cortex
#19
Katelyn L Low, Chunqi Ma, Kiran K Soma
Research on neural androgen receptors (ARs) has traditionally focused on brain regions that regulate reproductive and aggressive behaviors, such as the hypothalamus and amygdala. Although many cells in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) also express ARs, the number of ARs per cell appears to be much lower, and thus, AR immunostaining is often hard to detect and quantify in the PFC. Here, we demonstrate that biotin tyramide signal amplification (TSA) dramatically increases AR immunoreactivity in the rat brain, including critical regions of the PFC such as the medial PFC (mPFC) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC)...
May 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438092/characterization-by-lectin-histochemistry-of-two-subpopulations-of-parietal-cells-in-the-rat-gastric-glands
#20
Laura Gómez-Santos, Edurne Alonso, Lucio Díaz-Flores, Juan F Madrid, Francisco J Sáez
Parietal cells undergo a differentiation process while they move from the isthmus toward the pits and the base region of the gastric gland. The aim of this work was to analyze the rat gastric glands by lectin histochemistry to show the glycans expressed by upper (young) and lower (old) parietal cells. We used lectins recognizing the most frequent sugar moieties in mammals. Each lectin was assayed alone and in combination with several deglycosylation pretreatments: (1) β-elimination, which removes O-linked oligosaccharides; (2) incubation with Peptide-N-glycosidase F, to remove N-linked glycans; (3) acid hydrolysis, which removes terminal sialic acid moieties; (4) methylation-saponification, to remove sulfate groups from sugar residues; and (5) glucose oxidase, a technique carried out with the lectin concanavalin A to convert glucose into gluconic acid...
May 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
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