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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637107/malignant-melanoma-of-the-anus-found-during-routine-colonoscopy-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Kwang Il Seo, Won Moon, Sung Eun Kim, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by recurrent or chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, which results in increased risk of developing cancer. Anorectal malignant melanoma is often misdiagnosed as either hemorrhoids or benign anorectal conditions in inflammatory bowel disease. Therefore, the overall prognosis and survival of IBD are poor. To date, the best treatment strategy remains controversial. Only early diagnosis and complete excision yield survival benefit. Here, we report a 64-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis, who was found to have anal malignant melanoma on routine colonoscopy...
June 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637024/tumor-location-impacts-immune-response-in-mouse-models-of-colon-cancer
#2
Xianda Zhao, Lihua Li, Timothy K Starr, Subbaya Subramanian
Existing preclinical models of human colorectal cancer (CRC) that rely on syngeneic subcutaneous grafts are problematic, because of increasing evidence that the immune microenvironment in subcutaneous tissue is significantly different from the gastrointestinal tract. Similarly, existing orthotopic models that use a laparotomy for establishing grafts are also problematic, because the surgical procedure results in extensive inflammation, thereby creating a nonphysiologic tumor microenvironment. To facilitate the bench-to-bedside translation of CRC immunotherapy strategies, we developed a novel orthotopic model in mice that uses endoscopy-guided microinjection of syngeneic cancer cells...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636546/changes-of-peripheral-lymphocyte-subsets-and-cytokine-environment-during-ageing-and-deteriorating-gastrointestinal-tract-health-status
#3
Jing Wang, Guodong Yang, Dongfang Wang, Kuiliang Liu, Yongchao Ma, Hong Liu, Jing Wu, Min Fang
Human immune senescence accompanies with the physical and physiological frailty. The functional change and shift of NK, NKT and T cell subsets by ageing have been widely studied. However, it remains largely unclear how the ageing and disease conditions affect the distribution of lymphocytes. In the present study, 233 subjects with age range from 20 to 87 year old, including healthy people, people with chronic gastrointestinal tract disease or cancers were investigated. We found that the proportion of NK cells, CD8+ T cells and NKT cells remained relatively unchanged with ageing...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633547/lipid-based-nanosystem-of-edaravone-development-optimization-characterization-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-evaluation
#4
Ankit Parikh, Krishna Kathawala, Chun Chuan Tan, Sanjay Garg, Xin-Fu Zhou
Edaravone (EDR) is a well-recognized lipophilic free radical scavenger for diseases including neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. However, its oral use is restricted due to poor oral bioavailability (BA). The aim of present research was to enable its oral use by developing a lipid-based nanosystem (LNS). The components of LNS including oil, surfactants, and co-surfactants were selected based on their potential to maximize the solubilization in gastrointestinal (GI) fluids, reduce its glucuronidation and improve transmembrane permeability...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631098/urolithins-impair-cell-proliferation-arrest-the-cell-cycle-and-induce-apoptosis-in-umuc3-bladder-cancer-cells
#5
Joana Liberal, Anália Carmo, Célia Gomes, Maria Teresa Cruz, Maria Teresa Batista
Ellagitannins have been gaining attention as potential anticancer molecules. However, the low bioavailability of ellagitannins and their extensive metabolization in the gastrointestinal tract into ellagic acid and urolithins suggest that the health benefits of consuming ellagitannins rely on the direct effects of their metabolites. Recently, chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activities were ascribed to urolithins. Nonetheless, there is still a need to screen and evaluate the selectivity of these molecules and to elucidate their cellular mechanisms of action...
June 20, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627961/microsomal-prostaglandin-e2-synthase-1-inhibitors-a-patent-review
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Anastasia Psarra, Aikaterini Nikolaou, Maroula G Kokotou, Dimitris Limnios, George Kokotos
Microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 (mPGES-1) catalyzes the terminal step of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) generation. It is strongly upregulated in inflamed tissues and overexpressed in tumors and it has been recognized as a key enzyme in inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, atherosclerosis, stroke and cancer. Thus, a great effort has been devoted in developing synthetic mPGES-1 inhibitors as novel anti-inflammatory agents. Areas covered: This review article summarizes the mPGES-1 inhibitors presented in patent literature from 2000 to August 2016 and their biological evaluation, discussing their activities in vitro and in vivo...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625867/understanding-the-holobiont-how-microbial-metabolites-affect-human-health-and-shape-the-immune-system
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Thomas Siegmund Postler, Sankar Ghosh
The human gastrointestinal tract is populated by a diverse, highly mutualistic microbial flora, which is known as the microbiome. Disruptions to the microbiome have been shown to be associated with severe pathologies of the host, including metabolic disease, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Mood and behavior are also susceptible to alterations in the gut microbiota. A particularly striking example of the symbiotic effects of the microbiome is the immune system, whose cells depend critically on a diverse array of microbial metabolites for normal development and behavior...
June 14, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619681/gastric-carcinoma-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-obesity
#8
Miljana Vladimirov, Uwe Hesse, Hubert J Stein
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of cancer development in the upper gastrointestinal tract. We present the case of a female patient with gastric carcinoma after sleeve gastrectomy. Before bariatric surgery, one rationale for performing routine endoscopy is to detect clinically relevant conditions with the potential to change the surgical procedure. After bariatric surgery in symptomatic patients and in patients with unspecific symptoms, early upper endoscopy should be performed to detect potential carcinomas of the upper gastrointestinal tract...
April 25, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616596/laparoscopic-endoscopic-cooperative-surgery-lecs-for-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
#9
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Tatsuo Matsuda, Souya Nunobe, Manabu Ohashi, Naoki Hiki
We developed the laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) technique, which combines endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and laparoscopic gastric resection to resect gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs). Many researchers have reported LECS to be a feasible technique for gastric submucosal tumor resection regardless of tumor location, including the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). Recently, the Japanese National Health Insurance system approved LECS for insurance coverage, and it is now widely applied for gastric submucosal tumor resection...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616085/helicobacter-pylori-infection-old-and-new
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S Diaconu, A Predescu, A Moldoveanu, C S Pop, C Fierbințeanu-Braticevici
Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped bacterium that grows in the digestive tract and may be present in more than half of the world's population. The clinical features of Helicobacter pylori range from asymptomatic gastritis to gastrointestinal malignancy. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a low-grade B-cell marginal zone lymphoma and Helicobacter pylori has been detected in more than 75% of the patients with MALT lymphoma. Many tests for the detection of Helicobacter pylori are available, including antibody tests, urea breath tests, stool antigen tests and endoscopic biopsies...
April 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615370/molecular-pathways-targeting-the-microenvironment-of-liver-metastases
#11
Simon Milette, Jason K Sicklick, Andrew M Lowy, Pnina Brodt
Curative treatment for metastatic solid cancers remains elusive. The liver, which is nourished by a rich blood supply from both the arterial and portal venous systems is the most common site of visceral metastases, particularly from cancers arising in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, with colorectal cancer (CRC) being the predominant primary site in Western countries. A mounting body of evidence suggests that the liver microenvironment (LME) provides autocrine and paracrine signals originating from both parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells, that collectively create both pre-and pro-metastatic niches for the development of hepatic metastases...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615071/survivin-expression-pattern-in-the-intestine-of-normoxic-and-ischemic-rats
#12
Alexandra Scheer, Shirley K Knauer, Rabea Verhaegh
BACKGROUND: Survivin, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family, regulates mitosis and chromosome segregation. The expression of survivin proceeds during embryonic development and in addition has already been demonstrated in cancer cells. However, there is also evidence of survivin expression in differentiated tissues, including the gastro-intestinal tract of adult rats. A study with human colon specimens exhibited survivin in most basal crypt epithelial cells of normal mucosa...
June 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611823/genetic-variability-as-a-regulator-of-tlr4-and-nod-signaling-in-response-to-bacterial-driven-dna-damage-response-ddr-and-inflammation-focus-on-the-gastrointestinal-gi-tract
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Evagelia Spanou, Polyxeni Kalisperati, Ioannis S Pateras, Alexandros Papalampros, Alexandra Barbouti, Athanasios G Tzioufas, Athanassios Kotsinas, Stavros Sougioultzis
The fundamental role of human Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and NOD-like receptors (NLRs), the two most studied pathogen recognition receptors (PRRs), is the protection against pathogens and excessive tissue injury. Recent evidence supports the association between TLR/NLR gene mutations and susceptibility to inflammatory, autoimmune, and malignant diseases. PRRs also interfere with several cellular processes, such as cell growth, apoptosis, cell proliferation, differentiation, autophagy, angiogenesis, cell motility and migration, and DNA repair mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611768/innate-immunity-and-breast-milk
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REVIEW
Nicole Theresa Cacho, Robert M Lawrence
Human milk is a dynamic source of nutrients and bioactive factors; unique in providing for the human infant's optimal growth and development. The growing infant's immune system has a number of developmental immune deficiencies placing the infant at increased risk of infection. This review focuses on how human milk directly contributes to the infant's innate immunity. Remarkable new findings clarify the multifunctional nature of human milk bioactive components. New research techniques have expanded our understanding of the potential for human milk's effect on the infant that will never be possible with milk formulas...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611477/a-guide-to-multimodal-endoscopy-imaging-for-gastrointestinal-malignancy-an-early-indicator
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REVIEW
Arthur Hoffman, Henrik Manner, Johannes W Rey, Ralf Kiesslich
Multimodality imaging is an essential aspect of endoscopic surveillance for the detection of neoplastic lesions, such as dysplasia or intramucosal cancer, because it improves the efficacy of endoscopic surveillance and therapeutic procedures in the gastrointestinal tract. This approach reveals mucosal abnormalities that cannot be detected by standard endoscopy. Currently, these imaging techniques are divided into those for primary detection and those for targeted imaging and characterization, the latter being used to visualize areas of interest in detail and permit histological evaluation...
June 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608578/cantharidin-inhibits-competitively-heme-fe-iii-binding-to-the-fa1-site-of-human-serum-albumin
#16
Fabio Polticelli, Loris Leboffe, Valentina Tortosa, Viviana Trezza, Gabriella Fanali, Mauro Fasano, Paolo Ascenzi
Cantharidin, a monoterpene isolated from the insect blister beetle, has long been used as a medicinal agent in the traditional Chinese medicine. Cantharidin inhibits a subgroup of serine/threonine phosphatases, thus inducing cell growth inhibition and cytotoxicity. Cantharidin has anticancer activity in vitro, since it is able of inducing p53-dependent apoptosis and double-strand breakage of DNA in cancer cells. Although the toxicity of cantharidin to the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts prevents its medical use, it is a promising lead compound for chemical modification to develop new anticancer therapeutics...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596014/designing-food-structure-and-composition-to-enhance-nutraceutical-bioactivity-to-support-cancer-inhibition
#17
REVIEW
David Julian McClements, Hang Xiao
Many types of bioactive molecules found in foods ("nutraceuticals") have been shown to exert anticancer activities, including curcumin, resveratrol, polyphenols, sulforaphane, anthocyanins, genistein, quercetin and lycopene. The potential health benefits of nutraceuticals are often not realized because of their poor water solubility, chemical instability, adverse taste profile, and low oral bioavailability. Carefully designed food matrices are being developed to overcome these problems. Nutraceuticals can be isolated from their natural environment, and then incorporated into functional foods, often with the help of delivery systems (such as emulsions, nanoemulsions, liposomes, biopolymer nanoparticles, and microgels)...
June 5, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591092/the-role-of-radiation-therapy-in-upper-gastrointestinal-cancers
#18
David H Ilson
Upper gastrointestinal cancers are common and account for a high proportion of cases of cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Combined-modality therapy with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy is standard treatment for esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancers. For gastric cancer, the need to include radiation therapy appears to depend on the quality of the surgery performed. Radiation therapy plays an uncertain role in the surgical management of pancreatic cancer, and the results of ongoing clinical trials are awaited...
May 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591040/an-uncommon-cause-of-gastric-outlet-obstruction-a-case-report
#19
Manjusha Bandireddy, Noemi Baffy
RATIONALE: Metastatic involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is an uncommon scenario encountered in the clinical practice. Our case represents a gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) as a consequence of distant Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) metastasis without any lymph node involvement in association with inflammatory stranding leading to extrinsic duodenal obstruction. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report an unusual case of a 73-year-old male presented with a five-week history of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain due to the metastatic extension from TCC that had been considered in remission...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588185/mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix-a-case-report
#20
M K Khan, R H Talukder, M J Uddin
Primary tumors of the appendix are unusual and most of them are carcinoids. Their main presentation is that of an acute appendicitis or as a palpable mass, mainly in the right lower quadrant. A 40 years old male patient presented in Dhaka Community Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 31st October 2013 with mucous adenocarcinoma of the appendix, which primarily presented as heaviness in right lower abdomen and atypical abdominal pain. Diagnosis of the disease was made after right hemicolectomy and histopathological analysis of the specimen...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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