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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098880/the-role-of-gap-junctions-in-inflammatory-and-neoplastic-disorders-review
#1
Pui Wong, Victoria Laxton, Saurabh Srivastava, Yin Wah Fiona Chan, Gary Tse
Gap junctions are intercellular channels made of connexin proteins, mediating both electrical and biochemical signals between cells. The ability of gap junction proteins to regulate immune responses, cell proliferation, migration, apoptosis and carcinogenesis makes them attractive therapeutic targets for treating inflammatory and neoplastic disorders in different organ systems. Alterations in gap junction profile and expression levels are observed in hyperproliferative skin disorders, lymphatic vessel diseases, inflammatory lung diseases, liver injury and neoplastic disorders...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098332/revisiting-the-optimized-doping-ratio-in-core-shell-nanostructured-upconversion-particles
#2
Bin Shen, Shengming Cheng, Yuyang Gu, Danrui Ni, Yilin Gao, Qianqian Su, Wei Feng, Fuyou Li
The development of rare-earth doped upconversion nanoparticles (RE-UCNPs) in various applications is fuelling the demand for nanoparticles with highly enhanced upconversion luminescence (UCL). Although the core/shell structure is proved to enhance the UCL effectively, there is still plenty of room to further improve the UCL by optimizing the doping ratio of the materials. In this article, a general strategy is demonstrated to achieve highly-enhanced visible UCL in core/shell nanostructured NaREF4 by increasing the doping ratio of Yb(3+) in the core region...
January 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096093/lymphangiogenesis-is-a-feature-of-acute-gvhd-and-vegfr-3-inhibition-protects-against-experimental-gvhd
#3
Sarah Mertlitz, Yu Shi, Martina Kalupa, Carsten Grötzinger, Jörg Mengwasser, Katarina Riesner, Steffen Cordes, Sefer Elezkurtaj, Olaf Penack
Lymph vessels play a crucial role for immune reactions in health and disease. In oncology the inhibition of lymphangiogenesis is an established therapeutic concept to reduce metastatic spreading of tumor cells. During allogeneic tissue transplantation the inhibition of lymphangiogenesis has been successfully used to attenuate graft rejection. Despite its critical importance for tumor growth, allo-immune responses and inflammation, the role of lymphangiogenesis has not been investigated during allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT)...
January 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093861/laparoscopic-endoscopic-cooperative-surgery-for-a-duodenal-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-case-report
#4
Yoshinobu Nagasawa, Hiroshi Okauchi, Masatsugu Kojima, Hiroshi Setoyama, Masato Hasegawa, Hiroo Mizuta, Tomoyuki Tsujikawa, Masaji Tani, Yoshimasa Kurumi
For neuroendocrine tumor G1, local resection is one of the primary treatment options. Endoscopic submucosal dissection has been proven to ensure complete resection with sufficient margins. However, duodenal endoscopic submucosal dissection has a high risk of duodenal perforation because of the thin duodenal wall and poor endoscopic maneuverability. During laparoscopic dissection, suturing can resolve perforation. Therefore, laparoscopic-endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) can ensure complete resection with a minimal margin to prevent stenosis, and suturing can resolve perforation...
January 17, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092460/a-three-dimensional-lymphatic-endothelial-cell-tube-formation-assay-to-identify-novel-kinases-involved-in-lymphatic-vessel-remodeling
#5
T Jessica Gambino, Steven P Williams, Carol Caesar, Daniel Resnick, Cameron J Nowell, Rae H Farnsworth, Marc G Achen, Steven A Stacker, Tara Karnezis
The lymphatic system is a series of vessels that transport cells and excess fluid from tissues to the blood vascular system. Normally quiescent, the lymphatics can grow or remodel in response to developmental, immunological, or cells pathological stimuli. Lymphatic vessels comprise lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) that can respond to external growth factors by undergoing proliferation, migration, adhesion, and tube and lumen formation into new vessel structures, a process known as lymphangiogenesis. To understand the key gene and signaling pathways necessary for lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic vessel remodeling, we have developed a three-dimensional LEC tube formation assay to explore the role of kinase signaling in these processes...
January 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092374/the-movers-and-shapers-in-immune-privilege-of-the-cns
#6
REVIEW
Britta Engelhardt, Peter Vajkoczy, Roy O Weller
Discoveries leading to an improved understanding of immune surveillance of the central nervous system (CNS) have repeatedly provoked dismissal of the existence of immune privilege of the CNS. Recent rediscoveries of lymphatic vessels within the dura mater surrounding the brain, made possible by modern live-cell imaging technologies, have revived this discussion. This review emphasizes the fact that understanding immune privilege of the CNS requires intimate knowledge of its unique anatomy. Endothelial, epithelial and glial brain barriers establish compartments in the CNS that differ strikingly with regard to their accessibility to immune-cell subsets...
January 16, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092183/therapeutic-effects-of-hyaluronidase-on-acquired-lymphedema-using-a-newly-developed-mouse-limb-model
#7
Kangsan Roh, Sungrae Cho, Jae-Hyun Park, Byong Chul Yoo, Won-Ki Kim, Seok-Ki Kim, Kyewon Park, Hee Kang, Jin-Mo Ku, Chang-Hwan Yeom, Kyunghoon Lee, Sukchan Lee
Acquired lymphedema is one of the most dreaded side effects of cancer treatment, such as surgical treatment or irradiation. However, due to the lack of appropriate animal models, there is no effective therapeutic method to cure acquired lymphedema. To develop a reproducible acquired lymphedema animal model, we devised a mouse hind limb model by removing a superficial inguinal lymph node, a popliteal lymph node, a deep inguinal lymph node, and the femoral lymphatic vessel. We measured the volume of lymphedematous leg and observed the change in level of hyaluronic acid (HA) and lymphangiogenic factors after injecting hyaluronidase...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087639/vegfd-modulates-both-angiogenesis-and-lymphangiogenesis-during-zebrafish-embryonic-development
#8
Neil I Bower, Adam J Vogrin, Ludovic Le Guen, Huijun Chen, Steven A Stacker, Marc G Achen, Benjamin M Hogan
Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) control angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis during development and in pathological conditions. In the zebrafish trunk, Vegfa controls the formation of intersegmental arteries by primary angiogenesis and Vegfc is essential for secondary angiogenesis, the formation of veins and lymphatics. VEGFD has been largely thought of as dispensable for vascular development in vertebrates. Here, we generated a zebrafish vegfd mutant by genome editing. vegfd mutants display significant defects in facial lymphangiogenesis independent of vegfc function...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087600/sunitinib-stimulates-expression-of-vegfc-by-tumor-cells-and-promotes-lymphangiogenesis-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinomas
#9
Maeva Dufies, Sandy Giuliano, Damien Ambrosetti, Audrey Claren, Papa Diogop Ndiaye, Michalis Mastri, Walid Moghrabi, Lindsay S Cooley, Marc Ettaiche, Emmanuel Chamorey, Julien Parola, Valerie Vial, Marilena Lupu-Plesu, Jean-Christophe Bernhard, Alain Ravaud, Delphine Borchiellini, Jean Marc Ferrero, Andreas Bikfalvi, John M L Ebos, Khalid S A Khabar, Renaud Grepin, Gilles Pagès
Sunitinib is an antiangiogenic therapy given as a first-line treatment for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). While treatment improves progression-free survival, most patients relapse. We hypothesized that patient relapse can stem from the development of a lymphatic network driven by the production of the main growth factor for lymphatic endothelial cells, vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGFC). In this study, we found that sunitinib can stimulate VEGFC gene transcription and increase VEGFC mRNA half-life. Additionally, sunitinib activated p38 MAP kinase, which resulted in the upregulation/activity of HuR and inactivation of tristetraprolin, two AU-rich-element binding proteins...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087126/cardiac-lymphatics-a-new-avenue-for-therapeutics
#10
REVIEW
Taina Vuorio, Annakaisa Tirronen, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala
Recent progress in lymphatic vessel biology and in novel imaging techniques has established the importance of the lymphatic vasculature as part of the cardiovascular system. The lymphatic vessel network regulates many physiological processes important for heart function such as fluid balance, transport of extravasated proteins, and trafficking of immune cells. Therefore, lymphangiogenic therapy could be beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, for example by improving reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) from atherosclerotic lesions or by resolving edema and fibrosis after myocardial infarction...
January 10, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081372/role-of-hyperplasia-of-gingival-lymphatics-in-periodontal-inflammation
#11
P Papadakou, A Bletsa, M A Yassin, T V Karlsen, H Wiig, E Berggreen
Lymphatic vessels are important for maintenance of tissue fluid homeostasis and afferent antigen transport. In chronic inflammation, lymphangiogenesis takes place and is characterized by lymphatic endothelial cell proliferation and lymphatic hyperplasia. Vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGFC) is the main known lymphangiogenic growth factor, and its expression is increased in periodontitis, a common chronic infectious disease that results in tissue destruction and alveolar bone loss. The role of lymphangiogenesis during development of periodontitis is unknown...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067327/intratumoral-and-peritumoral-lymphatic-vessel-density-both-correlate-with-lymph-node-metastasis-in-breast-cancer
#12
Song Zhang, Shanhong Yi, Dong Zhang, Mingfu Gong, Yuanqing Cai, Liguang Zou
The status of lymph node involvement is an important prognostic factor for breast cancer. However, the presence of intratumoral lymphatic vessels in primary tumor lesions and the relationship between lymphatic vessel density (LVD) and lymph node metastasis (LNM) have not been firmly established. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis study to investigate these issues. According to the pre-established inclusion and exclusion criteria, 13 studies, involving 1029 breast cancer patients, were included in this study...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063176/frequency-and-phenotype-of-nk-cells-and-nk-cell-subsets-in-bovine-lymphoid-compartments-and-blood
#13
Carly A Hamilton, Suman Mahan, Charlotte R Bell, Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos, Bryan Charleston, Gary Entrican, Jayne C Hope
NK cells are widely distributed in lymphoid and non-lymphoid tissues however little is known about the recirculation of NK cells between blood and tissues. This is relevant to understanding recirculation in the steady-state and also for determining the roles for NK cells in vaccine-induced immunity and responses to infection. Therefore, the percentage of NK cells and their phenotype across peripheral blood, afferent lymph and lymph nodes in steady-state conditions was investigated in cattle using the pseudo-afferent lymphatic cannulation model...
January 7, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061513/angiopoietin-2-blockade-promotes-survival-of-corneal-transplants
#14
Liwei Zhang, Guangyu Li, Roberto Sessa, Gyeong Jin Kang, Meng Shi, Shaokui Ge, Anna Jiang Gong, Ying Wen, Sudhakar Chintharlapalli, Lu Chen
Purpose: Corneal transplantation remains the last hope for vision restoration, and lymphangiogenesis (LG) is a primary mediator of transplant rejection. This study was to investigate the specific role of angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) in transplantation-associated LG and graft rejection. Methods: Orthotopic corneal transplantation was performed between fully mismatched C57BL/6 (donor) and BALB/c (recipient) mice to assess the effects of Ang-2 blockade via neutralizing antibody...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060028/kinetics-of-angiogenic-responses-in-corneal-transplantation
#15
Takenori Inomata, Alireza Mashaghi, Antonio Di Zazzo, Sang-Mok Lee, Homer Chiang, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To delineate and compare the kinetics of corneal angiogenesis after high-risk (HR) versus low-risk (LR) corneal transplantation. METHODS: In mice, intrastromal sutures were placed in the recipient graft bed 2 weeks before allogeneic transplantation to induce angiogenesis and amplify the risk of graft rejection. Control (LR) graft recipients did not undergo suture placement, and thus the host bed remained avascular at the time of transplantation. Graft hemangiogenesis and opacity scores were evaluated for 8 weeks by slit-lamp biomicroscopy...
January 4, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056456/bladder-metastases-from-lung-cancer-clinical-and-pathological-implications-a-systematic-review
#16
Francesca Sanguedolce, Domenico Loizzi, Francesco Sollitto, Maurizio Di Bisceglie, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Giuseppe Carrieri, Pantaleo Bufo, Luigi Cormio
Lung cancer is the tumor with the highest incidence in males worldwide and the most common cause of death from cancer overall; its high mortality is mostly due to its propensity to spread to other organs through lymphatic and blood vessels in spite of proper treatment. Bladder metastases from lung cancer are rare, with only 11 cases having been reported, all in recent years. This review aims to discuss some critical points regarding this uncommon condition, namely: (a) lung and bladder tumors share similar etiologic features; (b) almost all bladder metastases from lung cancer arise from lung adenocarcinomas; (c) cytology and superficial bladder biopsy may be falsely negative, since the neoplastic cells coming through the hematogenous route are typically located in the lamina propria and/or muscularis propria of the bladder wall; and (d) the differential diagnosis with primary bladder adenocarcinoma as well as primary and secondary small-cell carcinomas may be challenging...
January 6, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052488/lymphatic-endothelial-cells-produce-m-csf-causing-massive-bone-loss-in-mice
#17
Wensheng Wang, Hua Wang, Xichao Zhou, Xing Li, Sun Wen, Michael Dellinger, Brendan F Boyce, Lianping Xing
Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) is a rare bone disorder characterized by aggressive osteolysis associated with lymphatic vessel invasion within bone marrow cavities. The etiology of GSD is not known and there is no effective therapy or animal model for the disease. Here, we investigated if lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) affect osteoclasts (OCs) to cause a GSD osteolytic phenotype in mice. We examined the effect of a mouse LEC line on osteoclastogenesis in co-cultures. LECs significantly increased RANKL-mediated OC formation and bone resorption...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052379/supermicrosurgical-lymphaticovenous-anastomosis-for-a-patient-with-breast-lymphedema-secondary-to-breast-cancer-treatment
#18
Guido Giacalone, Takumi Yamamoto
Breast lymphedema (BLE) has been reported as a complication following breast cancer treatment. As for extremity lymphedema treatment, supermicrosurgical lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) is considered an option for the treatment of progressive BLE refractory to conservative treatments, but no case has been reported so far. We report the first case of BLE successfully treated with supermicrosurgical LVA. A 55-year-old female presented with left BLE after breast conserving surgery and axillary lymph node dissection and adjuvant radiotherapy...
January 3, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051270/the-approach-of-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-partial-dissection-of-adipose-renal-capsule-plus-ligation-of-renal-pedicle-lymphatic-vessels-to-the-treatment-of-chyluria
#19
Y-D Zhang, R-F Cao, Z-J Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effect of two surgical methods of treating chyluria, namely, retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial dissection of adipose renal capsule plus ligation of renal pedicle lymphatic vessels and retroperitoneal laparoscopic complete dissection of adipose renal capsule plus ligation of renal pedicle lymphatic vessels. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight cases have been divided into A and B groups. Retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial dissection of adipose renal capsule plus ligation of renal pedicle lymphatic vessels has been performed on Group A patients and retroperitoneal laparoscopic complete dissection of adipose renal capsule plus ligation of renal pedicle lymphatic vessels has been performed on Group B cases, and then their respective clinical efficacy has been compared...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042324/mapping-sentinel-lymph-node-metastasis-by-dual-probe-optical-imaging
#20
Xiangyu Yang, Zhe Wang, Fuwu Zhang, Guizhi Zhu, Jibin Song, Gao-Jun Teng, Gang Niu, Xiaoyuan Chen
Purpose: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has emerged as the preferred standard procedure in patients with breast cancer, melanoma and other types of cancer. Herein, we developed a method to intra-operatively map SLNs and differentiate tumor metastases within SLNs at the same time, with the aim to provide more accurate and real-time intraoperative guidance. Experimental Design: Hyaluronic acid (HA), a ligand of lymphatic vessel endothelial hyaluronan receptor (LYVE)-1, is employed as a SLN mapping agent after being conjugated with a near-infrared fluorophore (Cy5...
2017: Theranostics
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