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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912779/ascites-regression-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-prediction-of-treatment-outcome-among-stage-iiic-to-iv-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Xia Xu, Fei Deng, Mengmeng Lv, Binhui Ren, Wenwen Guo, Xiaoxiang Chen
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on the outcome-related factors of interval debulking surgery (IDS) in patients with advanced high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HG-SOC) who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). This study aimed to explore the optimal timing for IDS and the prognosis-associated factors of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIIc to IV HG-SOC patients. METHODS: A total of 160 IIIc to IV stage HG-SOC patients were retrospectively analyzed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906095/resveratrol-and-acetyl-resveratrol-modulate-activity-of-vegf-and-il-8-in-ovarian-cancer-cell-aggregates-via-attenuation-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-protein
#2
Alexandria B Tino, Kenny Chitcholtan, Peter H Sykes, Ashley Garrill
BACKGROUND: Key features of advanced ovarian cancer include metastasis via cell clusters in the abdominal cavity and increased chemoresistance. Resveratrol and derivatives of resveratrol have been shown to have antitumour properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of resveratrol and acetyl-resveratrol on 3D cell aggregates of ovarian cancer, and establish if NF-κB signalling may be a potential target. METHODS: Poly-HEMA coated wells were used to produce 3D aggregates of two ovarian cancer cell lines, SKOV-3 and OVCAR-5...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887627/epha5-protein-a-potential-marker-for-distinguishing-histological-grade-and-prognosis-in-ovarian-serous-carcinoma
#3
Xiao Chen, Xuan Wang, Xue Wei, Jiandong Wang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian serous carcinoma (OSC) is the most common ovarian epithelial malignancy. Disregulation of Eph/ephrin signaling has been implicated in oncogenesis and tumor progression. EphA5 receptor is one of large families of Eph tyrosine kinase receptor and is documented in the development of nervous system. Till now, there is no published data about the role of EphA5 in ovarian epithelial neoplasmas. METHODS: This study aims to investigate the expression of EphA5 protein in ovarian serous carcinoma, and its relationship to clinical pathological characteristics...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876080/effect-of-testosterone-on-the-connexin37-of-sexual-mature-mouse-cumulus-oocyte-complex
#4
Yangyang Zhang, Yang Xu, Yanrong Kuai, Sheng Wang, Qing Xue, Jing Shang
BACKGROUND: Recent researches demonstrate that pre-treatment with androgen could increase retrieved oocytes number and clinical pregnancy rate in poor ovarian response (POR) patients. In view of gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC) is important for follicular growth, and androgen plays an important role in improving prognosis of POR patients, we speculate that androgen can increase the expression of connexin in follicle cells, and improve ovarian microenvironment, thus can promote ovarian response...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876070/ovarian-thecoma-fibroma-groups-clinical-and-sonographic-features-with-pathological-comparison
#5
Hui Chen, Yan Liu, Li-Fei Shen, Mei-Jiao Jiang, Zhi-Fang Yang, Guo-Ping Fang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian thecoma-fibroma groups (OTFG) are uncommon sex cord-stromal neoplasms. The objective of the study was to demonstrate clinical and sonographic features of OTFG and compare with surgical histopathology. METHODS: A total of 61 patients with surgically proven OTFG were enrolled in this retrospective study to demonstrate its clinical and sonographic features and to compare with pathological findings. Gray scale and color Doppler sonography were performed presurgically with either transabdominal or transvaginal approach to image pelvic structures and lesions...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855700/snap23-promotes-the-malignant-process-of-ovarian-cancer
#6
Qi Sun, Xing Huang, Quanli Zhang, Junwei Qu, Yang Shen, Xin Wang, Haijun Sun, Jie Wang, Lin Xu, Xiaoxiang Chen, Binhui Ren
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer (OC) was the primary malignant gynecological cancer and SNARE protein is closely related with tumor progression. Here, we identified SNAP23, a member of SNARE complex, as a potential oncogene in OC. METHODS: We determined the expression of SNAP23 in OC tissues and explored the clinical significance through bioinformatics analysis. The effects of SNAP23 on OC cell proliferation, migration, invasion, cell cycle and apoptosis were then evaluated in vitro...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842573/pseudocarcinomatous-hyperplasia-of-the-fallopian-tube-mimicking-tubal-cancer-a-radiological-and-pathological-diagnostic-challenge
#7
Nam Kyung Lee, Kyung Un Choi, Ga Jin Han, Byung Su Kwon, Yong Jung Song, Dong Soo Suh, Ki Hyung Kim
BACKGROUND: Pseudocarcinomatous hyperplasia of the fallopian tube is a rare, benign disease characterized by florid epithelial hyperplasia. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors present the history and details of a 22-year-old woman with bilateral pelvic masses and a highly elevated serum CA-125 level (1,056 U/ml). Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pelvis showed bilateral adnexal complex cystic masses with a fusiform or sausage-like shape. Contrast-enhanced fat-suppressed T1-weighted images showed enhancement of papillary projections of the right adnexal mass and enhancement of an irregular thick wall on the left adnexal mass, suggestive of tubal cancer...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821183/does-preoperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-or-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratios-have-a-role-in-predicting-borderline-ovarian-tumors
#8
Ghanim Khatib, Cenk Soysal, Cihan Çetin, Ümran Küçükgöz Güleç, Ahmet Barış Güzel, Nadi Keskin, Mehmet Ali Vardar, Derya Gümürdülü
BACKGROUND: to investigate the value of using preoperative neutrophil to lymphocyte and platelet to lymphocyte levels in the patients of borderline ovarian tumors. METHODS: During the period between January 2002 and December 2015, the pathology reports and archival files of the Gynecologic Oncology Department of Çukurova University Medical Hospital and the Gynecologic Oncology Department of Dumlupınar University, Evliya Çelebi Education and Research Hospital were retrospectively reviewed, and 144 patients of borderline ovarian tumor (as the study group) and 123 patients of serous cystadenoma (as the control group) were determined for eligibility in this study...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814773/retraction-note-metastatic-ovarian-papillary-cystadenocarcinoma-to-the-small-intestine-serous-surface-report-of-a-case-of-high-grade-histopathologic-malignancy
#9
Fariba Khaki, Javad Javanbakht, Samieh Sharifzad, Mohammad Javad Gharagozlou, Farshid Khadivar, Javad Yaghoobi Yeganeh Manesh, Seyed Hojjat Hosseini, Ali Anissian, Seyed Rashid Touni, Alireza Gilvari, Fatemeh Soghra Abdi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814770/retraction-note-uterine-mast-cell-tumor-a-clinical-and-cytohistopathological-study
#10
Ali Mohammad Bahrami, Fariba Khaki, Shahram Zehtabian, Javad Cheraghi, Mehdi Rashnavadi, Mohammad Reza Hafezi Ahmadi, Mostafa Naderafif, Soheil Javaherypour, Siamak Mohsenzadeh, Ehsan Hosseini, Hamed Masoudi, Mehdi Pourzaer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809927/salpingectomy-before-assisted-reproductive-technologies-a-systematic-literature-review
#11
REVIEW
Marco Noventa, Salvatore Gizzo, Carlo Saccardi, Shara Borgato, Amerigo Vitagliano, Michela Quaranta, Pietro Litta, Michele Gangemi, Guido Ambrosini, Donato D'Antona, Stefano Palomba
Salpingectomy is largely used in case of hydrosalpinx in infertile women scheduled for assisted reproductive technologies (ART), whereas there is no consensus on its role in absence of hydrosalpinx. The current is a systematic literature review to collate all available evidence regarding salpingectomy as fertility enhancement procedure before ART in infertile patients. Our primary endpoint was to assess the impact of the surgical procedure on ovarian reserve, and secondary outcomes were to evaluate its benefits and harms on ART outcomes...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809878/synuclein-%C3%AE-sncg-expression-in-ovarian-cancer-is-associated-with-high-risk-clinicopathologic-disease
#12
Anna Strohl, Kristina Mori, Stacey Akers, Wiam Bshara, Barbara Buttin, Peter J Frederick, Irene B Helenowski, Carl D Morrison, Kunle Odunsi, Julian C Schink, Denise M Scholtens, Jian-Jun Wei, J Julie Kim
BACKGROUND: Synuclein gamma (SNCG) expression is associated with advanced disease and chemoresistance in multiple solid tumors. Our goal was to determine if SNCG protein expression in ovarian cancer was correlated with clinicopathologic variables and patient outcomes. METHODS: Tissue microarrays from primary tumors of 357 ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer patients, who underwent primary surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute between 1995 and 2007, were immunohistochemically stained for SNCG...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806724/a-network-pathway-based-module-identification-for-predicting-the-prognosis-of-ovarian-cancer-patients
#13
Xin Wang, Shan-Shan Wang, Lin Zhou, Li Yu, Lan-Mei Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to screen multiple genes biomarkers based on gene expression data for predicting the survival of ovarian cancer patients. METHODS: Two microarray data of ovarian cancer samples were collected from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. The data in the training set were used to construct Reactome functional interactions network, which then underwent Markov clustering, supervised principal components, Cox proportional hazard model to screen significantly prognosis related modules...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802832/reproductive-issues-in-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-an-update
#14
REVIEW
Maurizio Guida, Maria Antonietta Castaldi, Rosa Rosamilio, Valentina Giudice, Francesco Orio, Carmine Selleri
In 1963 George Mathé announced to the world that he had cured a patient of leukaemia by means of a bone-marrow transplant. Since than much progress has been made and nowadays Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) is considered the most effective treatment of numerous severe haematological diseases. Gynaecological complications in HSCT women represent a serious concern for these patients, but often underestimated by clinicians in the view of Overall Survival. The main gynaecological complications of HSCT are represented by: premature ovarian failure (POF), thrombocytopenia-associated menorrhagia, genital symptoms or sexual problems in course of chronic GVHD (cGVHD), osteoporosis, secondary solid tumours due to immunosuppressive drugs to treat cGVHD and severity of cGVHD, and fertility and pregnancy issues...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793176/differential-regulation-of-janus-kinase-3-jak3-in-bovine-preovulatory-follicles-and-identification-of-jak3-interacting-proteins-in-granulosa-cells
#15
Kalidou Ndiaye, Amélie Castonguay, Gabriel Benoit, David W Silversides, Jacques G Lussier
BACKGROUND: Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) is a member of the membrane-associated non-receptor tyrosine kinase protein family and is considered predominantly expressed in hematopoietic cells. We previously identified JAK3 as a differentially expressed gene in granulosa cells (GC) of bovine preovulatory follicles. The present study aimed to further investigate JAK3 regulation, to identify protein binding partners and better understand its mode of action in bovine reproductive cells. RESULTS: GC were obtained from small follicles (SF), dominant follicles at day 5 of the estrous cycle (DF), and ovulatory follicles, 24 h following hCG injection (OF)...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784340/il-12-expressing-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-promotes-anti-tumor-activity-and-immunologic-control-of-metastatic-ovarian-cancer-in-mice
#16
Eric D Thomas, Selene Meza-Perez, Kerri S Bevis, Troy D Randall, G Yancey Gillespie, Catherine Langford, Ronald D Alvarez
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in surgical aggressiveness and conventional chemotherapy, ovarian cancer remains the most lethal cause of gynecologic cancer mortality; consequently there is a need for new therapeutic agents and innovative treatment paradigms for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Several studies have demonstrated that ovarian cancer is an immunogenic disease and immunotherapy represents a promising and novel approach that has not been completely evaluated in ovarian cancer...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770808/p14-expression-differences-in-ovarian-benign-borderline-and-malignant-epithelial-tumors
#17
Vinicius Duarte Cabral, Marcelle Reesink Cerski, Ivana Trindade Sa Brito, Lucia Maria Kliemann
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in tumor suppressors p14, p16 and p53 are reported in several human cancers. In ovarian epithelial carcinogenesis, p16 and p53 show higher immunohistochemical staining frequencies in malignant tumors and are associated with poor prognoses. p14 was only analyzed in carcinomas, with conflicting results. There are no reports on its expression in benign and borderline tumors. This study aims to determine p14, p16 and p53 expression frequencies in ovarian benign, borderline and malignant tumors and their associations with clinical parameters...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765047/used-protocols-for-isolation-and-propagation-of-ovarian-stem-cells-different-cells-with-different-traits
#18
Hossein Yazdekhasti, Zahra Rajabi, Soraya Parvari, Mehdi Abbasi
Although existence of ovarian stem cells (OSCs) in mammalian postnatal ovary is still under controversy, however, it has been almost accepted that OSCs are contributing actively to folliculogenesis and neo-oogenesis. Recently, various methods with different efficacies have been employed for OSCs isolation from ovarian tissue, which these methods could be chosen depends on aim of isolation and accessible equipments and materials in lab. Although isolated OSCs from different methods have various traits and characterizations, which might become from their different nature and origin, however these stem cells are promising source for woman infertility treatment or source of energy for women with a history of repeat IVF failure in near future...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756340/histological-analysis-of-arteriovenous-anastomosis-like-vessels-established-in-the-corpus-luteum-of-cows-during-luteolysis
#19
Junko Nio-Kobayashi, Kaya Miyazaki, Kazuhisa Hashiba, Kiyoshi Okuda, Toshihiko Iwanaga
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms regulating the function and regression of the corpus luteum (CL) have not yet been elucidated in detail. The regressed CL of cows was previously reported to be filled with unusual vessels like arteriovenous anastomosis (AVA); however how these vessels are being established during luteolysis remains unknown. METHODS: The bovine CL at different luteal stages and regressing bovine CL induced by prostaglandin F2α (PGF) were histologically analyzed using light and electron microscopic levels...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756418/analysis-of-mdr-genes-expression-and-cross-resistance-in-eight-drug-resistant-ovarian-cancer-cell-lines
#20
Radosław Januchowski, Karolina Sterzyńska, Katarzyna Zaorska, Patrycja Sosińska, Andrzej Klejewski, Maciej Brązert, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel
BACKGROUND: Multiple drug resistance (MDR) of cancer cells is the main reason of intrinsic or acquired insensitivity to chemotherapy in many cancers. In this study we used ovarian cancer model of acquired drug resistance to study development of MDR. We have developed eight drug resistant cell lines from A2780 ovarian cancer cell line: two cell lines resistant to each drug commonly used in ovarian cancer chemotherapy: cisplatin (CIS), paclitaxel (PAC), doxorubicin (DOX) and topotecan (TOP)...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
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