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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899250/estrogen-and-thyroid-cancer-is-a-stem-affair-a-preliminary-study
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Mariangela Zane, Carmelo Parello, Gianmaria Pennelli, Danyelle M Townsend, Stefano Merigliano, Marco Boscaro, Antonio Toniato, Giovannella Baggio, Maria Rosa Pelizzo, Domenico Rubello, Isabella Merante Boschin
Gender influences Papillary Thyroid Cancer (PTC) with an incidence of 3:1 when comparing women to men with different aggressiveness. This gender discrepancy suggests some role of sex hormones in favoring the malignant progression of thyroid tissue to cancer. Estrogens are known to promote Stem Cell self-renewal and, therefore, may be involved in tumor initiation. The goals of these studies are to investigate the underlying causes of gender differences in PTC by studying the specific role of estrogens on tumor cells and their involvement within the Cancer Stem Cell (CSC) compartment...
November 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897432/low-skeletal-muscle-radiation-attenuation-and-visceral-adiposity-are-associated-with-overall-survival-and-surgical-site-infections-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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David P J van Dijk, Maikel J A M Bakens, Mariëlle M E Coolsen, Sander S Rensen, Ronald M van Dam, Martijn J L Bours, Matty P Weijenberg, Cornelis H C Dejong, Steven W M Olde Damink
BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia and skeletal muscle wasting are related to poor survival. In this study, quantitative body composition measurements using computed tomography (CT) were investigated in relation to survival, post-operative complications, and surgical site infections in surgical patients with cancer of the head of the pancreas. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 199 patients with cancer of the head of the pancreas was analysed by CT imaging at the L3 level to determine (i) muscle radiation attenuation (average Hounsfield units of total L3 skeletal muscle); (ii) visceral adipose tissue area; (iii) subcutaneous adipose tissue area; (iv) intermuscular adipose tissue area; and (v) skeletal muscle area...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896673/the-clinical-safety-biodistribution-and-internal-radiation-dosimetry-of-18-f-ah113804-in-healthy-adult-volunteers
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E J Somer, R Owenius, A Wall, G Antoni, A Thibblin, J Sörensen
BACKGROUND: Quantitative biodistribution, venous blood and excretion data have been obtained following the intravenous bolus injection of AH113804 ((18)F) Injection in six healthy volunteers (HVs), four males and two females, up to approximately 5 h post-injection. For each subject, key organs and tissues were delineated and analytical fits were made to the image data as functions of time to yield the normalised cumulated activities. These were input to an internal radiation dosimetry calculation based upon the Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) schema for the Cristy-Eckerman adult male or female phantom...
December 2016: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896441/pterygium-surgery-using-the-principle-of-contact-inhibition-results-of-13-years-experience
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Tsutomu Hara, Takako Hashimoto, Takeshi Hara
PURPOSE: To report a technique to prevent pterygium recurrence using the principle of contact inhibition. METHODS: Two hundred and fifteen patients (232 eyes; average age, 64.1 years) with primary pterygia who underwent pterygium surgery at the Hara Eye Hospital between 1999 and 2012. We retrospectively evaluated the patients who underwent the following procedure to prevent pterygium recurrence. The surface conjunctiva on the pterygium body was not removed. After removing the pterygium body, by placing a narrow pedicle autoconjunctival flap along the corneal limbus and tying it tightly to the front area of the residual conjunctiva, there is no room for the active residual tissue to proliferate, thus preventing a recurrence by contact inhibition...
November 28, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894252/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-the-genetic-basis-underlying-the-seasonal-development-of-keratinized-nuptial-spines-in-leptobrachium-boringii
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Wei Zhang, Yue Guo, Jun Li, Li Huang, Eric Gilbert Kazitsa, Hua Wu
BACKGROUND: The expression of sexually selected traits often varies with populations' breeding cycles in many animals. The elucidation of mechanisms underlying the expression of such traits is a research topic in evolutionary biology; however, the genetic basis of the seasonal development of their expression remains unknown. Male Leptobrachium boringii develop keratinized nuptial spines on their upper jaw during the breeding season that fall off when the breeding season ends. To illuminate the genetic basis for the expression of this trait and its seasonal development, we assessed the de novo transcriptome for L...
November 28, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893173/bmp15l-figla-smc1bl-and-larp6l-are-preferentially-expressed-in-germ-cells-in-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar-l
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Lene Kleppe, Rolf Brudvik Edvardsen, Tomasz Furmanek, Eva Andersson, Amélie Juanchich, Anna Wargelius
Atlantic salmon is a valuable commercial aquaculture species that would benefit economically and environmentally by controlling precocious puberty and preventing escapees from reproducing with wild populations. One solution to both these challenges is the production of sterile individuals by inhibiting the formation of germ cells, but achieving this requires more information on the specific factors that control germ cell formation. Here, we identified and characterized novel factors that are preferentially expressed in Atlantic salmon germ cells by screening for gonad-specific genes using available adult multi-tissue transcriptomes...
November 7, 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892518/brain-microbiota-disruption-within-inflammatory-demyelinating-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis
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W G Branton, J Q Lu, M G Surette, R A Holt, J Lind, J D Laman, C Power
Microbial communities reside in healthy tissues but are often disrupted during disease. Bacterial genomes and proteins are detected in brains from humans, nonhuman primates, rodents and other species in the absence of neurological disease. We investigated the composition and abundance of microbiota in frozen and fixed autopsied brain samples from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and age- and sex-matched nonMS patients as controls, using neuropathological, molecular and bioinformatics tools. 16s rRNA sequencing revealed Proteobacteria to be the dominant phylum with restricted diversity in cerebral white matter (WM) from MS compared to nonMS patients...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892490/identification-and-expression-analysis-of-an-olfactory-receptor-gene-family-in-green-plant-bug-apolygus-lucorum-meyer-d%C3%A3-r
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Xing-Kui An, Liang Sun, Hang-Wei Liu, Dan-Feng Liu, Yu-Xiao Ding, Le-Mei Li, Yong-Jun Zhang, Yu-Yuan Guo
Olfactory receptors are believed to play a central role in insects host-seeking, mating, and ovipositing. On the basis of male and female antennal transcriptome of adult Apolygus lucorum, a total of 110 candidate A. lucorum odorant receptors (AlucOR) were identified in this study including five previously annotated AlucORs. All the sequences were validated by cloning and sequencing. Tissue expression profiles analysis by RT-PCR indicated most AlucORs were antennal highly expressed genes. The qPCR measurements further revealed 40 AlucORs were significantly higher in the antennae...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887945/kisspeptin-system-in-pejerrey-fish-odontesthes-bonariensis-characterization-and-gene-expression-pattern-during-early-developmental-stages
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M Oswaldo Tovar Bohórquez, Alejandro S Mechaly, Lily C Hughes, Daniela Campanella, Guillermo Ortí, Luis F Canosa, Gustavo M Somoza
In vertebrates, kisspeptins and their receptors are known to be related to puberty onset and gonadal maturation, however, there are few studies concerning their role in early development. Here, we characterize the kisspeptin system in the pejerrey, Odontesthes bonariensis, a fish with strong temperature-dependent sex determination. We reconstructed the phylogenetic history of the two ligands (kiss1 and kiss 2) and two receptors (kissr2 and kissr3) in pejerrey in the context of recent classifications of bony fishes, determined their tissue distribution and documented the early expression pattern of these ligands and receptors...
November 22, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884139/brominated-flame-retardants-in-placental-tissues-associations-with-infant-sex-and-thyroid-hormone-endpoints
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Christopher Leonetti, Craig M Butt, Kate Hoffman, Stephanie C Hammel, Marie Lynn Miranda, Heather M Stapleton
BACKGROUND: Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are endocrine disruptors that bioaccumulate in the placenta, but it remains unclear if they disrupt tissue thyroid hormone (TH) metabolism. Our primary goal was to investigate associations between placental BFRs, TH levels, Type 3 deiodinase (DIO3) activity and TH sulfotransferase (SULT) activities. METHODS: Placenta samples collected from 95 women who delivered term (>37 weeks) infants in Durham, NC, USA (enrolled 2010-2011) were analyzed for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), 2,4,6-tribromophenol (2,4,6-TBP), THs (T4, T3 and rT3), and DIO3 and TH SULT activities...
November 25, 2016: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878758/gender-specific-expression-of-ubiquitin-specific-peptidase-9-modulates-tau-expression-and-phosphorylation-possible-implications-for-tauopathies
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Sandra Köglsberger, Maria Lorena Cordero-Maldonado, Paul Antony, Julia Ilona Forster, Pierre Garcia, Manuel Buttini, Alexander Crawford, Enrico Glaab
Public transcriptomic studies have shown that several genes display pronounced gender differences in their expression in the human brain, which may influence the manifestations and risk for neuronal disorders. Here, we apply a transcriptome-wide analysis to discover genes with gender-specific expression and significant alterations in public postmortem brain tissue from Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients compared to controls. We identify the sex-linked ubiquitin-specific peptidase 9 (USP9) as an outstanding candidate gene with highly significant expression differences between the genders and male-specific underexpression in AD...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875719/evaluation-of-some-factors-influencing-on-variability-in-bioaccumulation-of-heavy-metals-in-rodents-species-rombomys-opimus-and-rattus-norvegicus-from-central-iran
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Mohammad Zarrintab, Rouhollah Mirzaei
In the present study, the effects of sex, age, nutritional status, and habitat use on hair and internal tissue concentrations of some trace metals (Zn, Cu, Ni, Pb and Cd) in brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) and great gerbil (Rhombomys opimus) from Aran-O-Bidgol City in Central Iran were investigated. Five sampling stations in different land-uses were selected for the study. Concentrations of Cd and Pb in liver and whole body concentration as well as concentration of Zn in hair of male rats were significantly higher than females...
November 19, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872297/singular-role-for-t-bet-cxcr3-regulatory-t-cells-in-protection-from-autoimmune-diabetes
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Tze Guan Tan, Diane Mathis, Christophe Benoist
Foxp3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells are crucial for restraining inflammation in a variety of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, the transcriptional and functional phenotypes of Treg cells within the pancreatic lesion remain poorly understood. Here we characterized pancreas-infiltrating Treg cells in the NOD mouse model of T1D and uncovered a substantial enrichment of the Treg subpopulation expressing the chemokine receptor CXCR3. Accumulation of CXCR3(+) Treg cells within pancreatic islets was dependent on the transcription factor T-BET, and genetic ablation of T-BET increased the onset and penetrance of disease, abrogating the sex bias normally seen in the NOD model...
November 21, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871979/sex-specific-effects-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-dhea-on-glucose-metabolism-in-the-cns
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Claudia Vieira-Marques, Bruno Dutra Arbo, Aline Gonçalves Cozer, Ana Lúcia Hoefel, Ana Lúcia Cecconello, Priscila Zanini, Gabriela Niches, Luiz Carlos Kucharski, Maria Flávia M Ribeiro
DHEA is a neuroactive steroid, due to its modulatory actions on the central nervous system (CNS). DHEA is able to regulate neurogenesis, neurotransmitter receptors and neuronal excitability, function, survival and metabolism. The levels of DHEA decrease gradually with advancing age, and this decline has been associated with age related neuronal dysfunction and degeneration, suggesting a neuroprotective effect of endogenous DHEA. There are significant sex differences in the pathophysiology, epidemiology and clinical manifestations of many neurological diseases...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871977/a-time-course-regulatory-and-kinetic-expression-study-of-steroid-metabolizing-enzymes-by-calcitriol-in-primary-cultured-human-placental-cells
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Nancy Noyola-Martínez, Ali Halhali, Verónica Zaga-Clavellina, Andrea Olmos-Ortiz, Fernando Larrea, David Barrera
1,25-dihydroxivitamin D3 (calcitriol), is a secoesteroid involved in several placental functions. In particular, we and others showed that calcitriol regulates peptides, proteins, cytokines and hormones production in human trophoblastic cells. On the other hand, calcitriol modifies the activity and expression of some steroidogenic enzymes, a process that is considered tissue-specific. However, the effects of calcitriol on the expression of enzymes involved in the synthesis of sex steroids in placental tissue have not yet been entirely studied...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871104/development-evaluation-and-sensitivity-analysis-of-parametric-finite-element-whole-body-human-models-in-side-impacts
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Eunjoo Hwang, Jingwen Hu, Cong Chen, Katelyn F Klein, Carl S Miller, Matthew P Reed, Jonathan D Rupp, Jason J Hallman
Occupant stature and body shape may have significant effects on injury risks in motor vehicle crashes, but the current finite element (FE) human body models (HBMs) only represent occupants with a few sizes and shapes. Our recent studies have demonstrated that, by using a mesh morphing method, parametric FE HBMs can be rapidly developed for representing a diverse population. However, the biofidelity of those models across a wide range of human attributes has not been established. Therefore, the objectives of this study are 1) to evaluate the accuracy of HBMs considering subject-specific geometry information, and 2) to apply the parametric HBMs in a sensitivity analysis for identifying the specific parameters affecting body responses in side impact conditions...
November 2016: Stapp Car Crash Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870435/a-general-theory-of-sexual-differentiation
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Arthur P Arnold
A general theory of mammalian sexual differentiation is proposed. All biological sex differences are the result of the inequality in effects of the sex chromosomes, which are the only factors that differ in XX vs. XY zygotes. This inequality leads to male-specific effects of the Y chromosome, including expression of the testis-determining gene Sry that causes differentiation of testes. Thus, Sry sets up lifelong sex differences in effects of gonadal hormones. Y genes also act outside of the gonads to cause male-specific effects...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870212/ancestral-androgenic-differentiation-pathways-are-repurposed-during-the-evolution-of-adult-sexual-plasticity
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Eric R Schuppe, Tessa K Solomon-Lane, Devaleena S Pradhan, Kevin Thonkulpitak, Matthew S Grober
Although early exposure to androgens is necessary to permanently organize male phenotype in many vertebrates, animals that exhibit adult sexual plasticity require mechanisms that prevent early fixation of genital morphology and allow for genital morphogenesis during adult transformation. In Lythrypnus dalli, a teleost fish that exhibits bi-directional sex change, adults display dimorphic genitalia morphology despite the absence of sex differences in the potent fish androgen 11-ketotestosterone. Based on conserved patterns of vertebrate development, two steroid-based mechanisms may regulate the early development and adult maintenance of dimorphic genitalia; local androgen receptor (AR) and steroidogenic enzyme expression...
December 2016: Evolution & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867075/sexually-dimorphic-traits-in-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori-are-regulated-by-doublesex
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Jun Xu, Shuai Zhan, Shuqing Chen, Baosheng Zeng, Zhiqian Li, Anthony A James, Anjiang Tan, Yongping Huang
The DM domain genes, doublesex (dsx) in insects, or their structural homologs, male abnormal 3 (mab-3) in nematodes and Dmrt1 (doublesex and mab-3-related transcription factor 1) in mammals, are downstream regulators of the sex determination pathway that control sexually dimorphic development. Despite the functional importance of dsx and its potential applications in sterile insect technologies (SITs), the mechanisms by which it controls sexually dimorphic traits and the subsequent developmental gene networks in insects are poorly understood...
November 17, 2016: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864128/prostaglandin-e2-activates-yap-and-a-positive-signaling-loop-to-promote-colon-regeneration-following-colitis-but-also-carcinogenesis-in-mice
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Han-Byul Kim, Minchul Kim, Young-Soo Park, Intae Park, Tackhoon Kim, Sung-Yeun Yang, Charles J Cho, DaeHee Hwang, Jin-Hak Jung, Sanford D Markowitz, Sung Wook Hwang, Suk-Kyun Yang, Dae-Sik Lim, Seung-Jae Myung
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is mediator of inflammation that regulates tissue regeneration, but its continual activation has been associated with carcinogenesis. Little is known about factors in the PGE2 signaling pathway that contribute to tumor formation. We investigated whether yes associated protein 1 (YAP1), a transcriptional co-activator in the Hippo signaling pathway, mediates PGE2 function. METHODS: DLD-1 and SW480 colon cancer cell lines were transfected with vectors expressing transgenes or small hairpin RNAs and incubated with recombinant PGE2, with or without pharmacologic inhibitors of signaling proteins, and analyzed by immunoblot, immunofluorescence, quantitative reverse transcription PCR, transcriptional reporter, and proliferation assays...
November 15, 2016: Gastroenterology
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