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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920496/fabrication-of-anti-vitiligo-ointment-containing-psoralea-corylifolia-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization
#1
Irshad Hussain, Nisar Hussain, Abdul Manan, Abdur Rashid, Barkat Khan, Sattar Bakhsh
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a repugnant and odious dermatological malady of the time. It has an detrimental impact on the pigmentation of the human skin as a result of the destruction of cutaneous melanocytes. It affects 1%-2% of the population worldwide. Different therapeutic regimens have been deployed to treat vitiligo, but none of them could stand alone to be stated as a perfect cure. Recently, a change has been observed through novel experimental-designed optimization leading to the development of an anti-vitiligo ointment containing Psoralea corylifolia (PC) seed powder...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920018/a-phase-ii-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-oral-n-acetylcysteine-for-protection-of-melanocytic-nevi-against-uv-induced-oxidative-stress-in-vivo
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Pamela B Cassidy, Tong Liu, Scott R Florell, Matthew Honeggar, Sancy A Leachman, Kenneth M Boucher, Douglas Grossman
Oxidative stress plays a role in UV-induced melanoma, which may arise from melanocytic nevi. We investigated whether oral administration of the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) could protect nevi from oxidative stress in vivo in the setting of acute UV exposure. The minimal erythemal dose (MED) was determined for 100 patients at increased risk for melanoma. Patients were randomized to receive a single dose (1,200 mg) of NAC or placebo, in double-blind fashion, and then one nevus was irradiated (1-2 MED) using a solar simulator...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919990/validation-and-enhancement-of-the-clinicopathological-melanoma-nomogram-via-incorporation-of-a-molecular-marker-in-the-primary-tumor
#3
Samer A Naffouje, Rand Naffouje, Jinsong Chen, George I Salti
BACKGROUND/AIM: To validate the melanoma nomogram and improve its function in prediction of nodal dissemination by incorporating a molecular marker in the model. Microphthalmia transcription factor (MITF) is an important regulator of melanocyte homeostasis and differentiation. We have shown that the grade of MITF expression in primary melanoma cells can serve as a predictor of nodal status. Many efforts to identify the nodal spread in cutaneous melanoma using non-invasive means have been recently undertaken...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919619/microsatellite-polymorphism-located-immediately-upstream-of-the-phosphatidylinositol-glycan-class-k-gene-pigk-affects-its-expression-which-correlates-with-tyrosinase-activity-in-human-melanocytes
#4
Ken Okamura, Masahiro Hayashi, Yuko Abe, Yuta Araki, Yutaka Hozumi, Tamio Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) acts as a membrane anchor and a post-translational modifier for more than 150 proteins (called GPI-anchored proteins: GPI-APs). However, little study has been done to explore the role of GPI-APs in melanocytes. METHODS: The relationship between the mRNA expression of the genes which play essential roles in GPI anchoring system [phosphatidylinositol glycan, class A, and class K gene (PIGA, PIGK)] and melanogenesis-related genes (MITF, TYRP1, TYRP2, and TYR) as well as DOPA oxidase activities were evaluated in 13 different normal human epidermal melanocytes (NHEMs)...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918831/induction-of-chemokine-secretion-and-monocyte-migration-by-human-choroidal-melanocytes-in-response-to-proinflammatory-cytokines
#5
Tina Jehs, Carsten Faber, Maja S Udsen, Martine J Jager, Simon J Clark, Mogens H Nissen
Purpose: To determine to which extent inflammatory cytokines affect chemokine secretion by primary human choroidal melanocytes (HCMs), their capacity to attract monocytes, and whether HCMs are able to influence the proliferation of activated T cells. Methods: Primary cultures of HCMs were established from eyes of 13 donors. Human choroidal melanocytes were stimulated with IFN-γ and TNF-α or with supernatant from activated T cells (T-cell-conditioned media [TCM])...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918829/identification-of-novel-endogenous-anti-lymph-angiogenic-factors-in-the-aqueous-humor
#6
Felix Bock, Jasmine Onderka, Gabriele Braun, Ann-Charlott Schneider, Deniz Hos, Yanlong Bi, Björn O Bachmann, Claus Cursiefen
Purpose: The avascular cornea is in direct contact with aqueous humor (AqH). Here we investigate whether AqH exerts anti(lymph)angiogenic effects and thereby may contribute to corneal (lymph)angiogenic privilege. Methods: Using the murine model of suture-induced inflammatory corneal hem- and lymphangiogenesis, the potential anti(lymph)angiogenic effect of AqH was analyzed by applying murine AqH as eyedrops. Anti(lymph)angiogenic effects were measured using morphometric analysis of flat mounts stained with CD31 as panendothelial and LYVE-1 as specific lymphatic endothelial marker...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918305/tuberous-sclerosis-complex-inactivation-disrupts-melanogenesis-via-mtorc1-activation
#7
Juxiang Cao, Magdalena E Tyburczy, Joel Moss, Thomas N Darling, Hans R Widlund, David J Kwiatkowski
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant tumor-suppressor gene syndrome caused by inactivating mutations in either TSC1 or TSC2, and the TSC protein complex is an essential regulator of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1). Patients with TSC develop hypomelanotic macules (white spots), but the molecular mechanisms underlying their formation are not fully characterized. Using human primary melanocytes and a highly pigmented melanoma cell line, we demonstrate that reduced expression of either TSC1 or TSC2 causes reduced pigmentation through mTORC1 activation, which results in hyperactivation of glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β), followed by phosphorylation of and loss of β-catenin from the nucleus, thereby reducing expression of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF), and subsequent reductions in tyrosinase and other genes required for melanogenesis...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917799/effect-of-one-unit-blood-donation-on-appetite-related-biomarkers
#8
Husamettin Erdamar, Muzaffer Cakmak
PURPOSE: It is commonly reported that blood donation (BD) leads to an increase in appetite. To investigate this claim, a questionnaire was offered to 306 people who had a history of BD at least once in their life. Following a positive outcome from the questionnaire, we further investigated the impact of BD on appetite. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The questionnaire study consists of a 5-question survey with VAS was performed on 399 volunteers. Later, 108 volunteers were enrolled in a laboratory study...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917515/associations-between-benign-cutaneous-nevi-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-men-and-women-results-from-two-prospective-cohort-studies
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H Dai, Q Sun, C Zhang, X Zhang, W-Q Li, J E Manson, F B Hu, Y Song
AIM: To examine the association of cutaneous nevi with Type 2 diabetes risk. METHODS: We prospectivly examined the associations between nevus count and risk of Type 2 diabetes among 26 240 men (1988-2010) from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and 67 050 women (1986-2010) from the Nurses' Health Study. Information on the numbers of cutaneous nevi on arms at baseline and incident cases of Type 2 diabetes was collected using validated questionnaires. RESULTS: During 1 879 287 person-years of follow-up, we documented 9040 incident cases of Type 2 diabetes...
December 5, 2016: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916541/the-orphan-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpr139-is-activated-by-the-peptides-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-acth-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-msh-and-%C3%AE-msh-and-the-conserved-core-motif-hfrw
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Anne Cathrine Nøhr, Mohamed A Shehata, Alexander S Hauser, Vignir Isberg, Jacek Mokrosinski, I Sadaf Farooqi, Daniel Sejer Pedersen, David E Gloriam, Hans Bräuner-Osborne
GPR139 is an orphan G protein-coupled receptor that is expressed primarily in the brain. Not much is known regarding the function of GPR139. Recently we have shown that GPR139 is activated by the amino acids l-tryptophan and l-phenylalanine (EC50 values of 220 μM and 320 μM, respectively), as well as di-peptides comprised of aromatic amino acids. This led us to hypothesize that GPR139 may be activated by peptides. Sequence alignment of the binding cavities of all class A GPCRs, revealed that the binding pocket of the melanocortin 4 receptor is similar to that of GPR139...
December 1, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916254/pigmented-oral-compound-nevus-of-retromolar-area-a-rare-case-report
#11
Virender Gombra, Mandeep Kaur, Keya Sircar, Deepika Bablani Popli
Solitary pigmented melanocytic intraoral lesions of the oral cavity are rare. Oral nevus is a congenital or acquired benign neoplasm. Oral compound nevus constitutes 5.9%-16.5% of all oral melanocytic nevi. The oral compound nevus is commonly seen on hard palate and buccal mucosa and rarely on other intraoral sites. The objective of this article is to present a rare case report of oral compound nevus in the retromolar pad region along with a review of literature. A 22 year old female reported with a solitary black pigmented papule at retromolar pad region which was surgically removed and microscopic investigation confirmed the diagnosis of oral compound nevus...
December 2016: Singapore Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914762/distribution-of-the-neuro-regulatory-peptide-galanin-in-the-human-eye
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Alexandra Kaser-Eichberger, Andrea Trost, Clemens Strohmaier, Barbara Bogner, Christian Runge, Daniela Bruckner, Bettina Hohberger, Anselm Jünemann, Barbara Kofler, Herbert A Reitsamer, Falk Schrödl
Galanin (GAL) is a neuro-regulatory peptide involved in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. While data of GAL origin/distribution in the human eye are rather fragmentary and since recently the presence of GAL-receptors in the normal human eye has been reported, we here systematically search for sources of ocular GAL in the human eye. Human eyes (n=14) were prepared for single- and double-immunohistochemistry of GAL and neurofilaments (NF). Cross- and flat-mount sections were achieved; confocal laser-scanning microscopy was used for documentation...
November 25, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914685/protein-gene-product-9-5-pgp9-5-expression-in-benign-cutaneous-mesenchymal-histiocytic-and-melanocytic-lesions-comparison-with-cellular-neurothekeoma
#13
Grace Y Wang, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Lili Zhao, Alexandra C Hristov, Rajiv M Patel, Douglas R Fullen, May P Chan
Cellular neurothekeoma (CNTK) frequently enters the differential diagnosis of a benign dermal cellular proliferation. Diagnosis often relies on immunohistochemistry including the use of protein gene product 9.5 (PGP9.5). A previous study demonstrated PGP9.5 expression across a wide variety of soft tissue neoplasms. We explored the utility of this antibody in distinguishing CNTK from other benign dermal-based lesions. A cohort of CNTK (n=7) and benign cutaneous lesions of neural (n=28), fibrohistiocytic (n=23), fibroblastic (n=25), histiocytic (n=18), myofibroblastic (n=7), smooth muscle (n=14), and melanocytic (n=12) differentiations were immunostained with PGP9...
November 30, 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913337/melanoma-classification-on-dermoscopy-images-using-a-neural-network-ensemble-model
#14
Feng-Ying Xie, Haidi Fan, Li Yang, Zhi-Guo Jiang, Ru-Song Meng, Alan Bovik
We develop a novel method for classifying melanocytic tumors as benign or malignant by the analysis of digital dermoscopy images. The algorithm follows three steps: first, lesions are extracted using a self-generating neural network (SGNN); second, features descriptive of tumor color, texture and border are extracted; and third, lesion objects are classified using a classifier based on a neural network ensemble model. In clinical situations, lesions occur that are too large to be entirely contained within the dermoscopy image...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911450/uveal-melanoma-relatively-rare-but-deadly-cancer
#15
REVIEW
S Kaliki, C L Shields
Although it is a relatively rare disease, primarily found in the Caucasian population, uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor in adults with a mean age-adjusted incidence of 5.1 cases per million per year. Tumors are located either in iris (4%), ciliary body (6%), or choroid (90%). The host susceptibility factors for uveal melanoma include fair skin, light eye color, inability to tan, ocular or oculodermal melanocytosis, cutaneous or iris or choroidal nevus, and BRCA1-associated protein 1 mutation...
December 2, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910904/melanosome-transfer-to-keratinocyte-in-the-chicken-embryonic-skin-is-mediated-by-vesicle-release-associated-with-rho-regulated-membrane-blebbing
#16
Ryosuke Tadokoro, Hidetaka Murai, Ken-Ichiro Sakai, Takahiro Okui, Yasuhiro Yokota, Yoshiko Takahashi
During skin pigmentation in amniotes, melanin synthesized in the melanocyte is transferred to keratinocytes by a particle called the melanosome. Previous studies, mostly using dissociated cultured cells, have proposed several different models that explain how the melanosome transfer is achieved. Here, using a technique that labels the plasma membrane of melanocytes within a three-dimensional system that mimics natural tissues, we have visualized the plasma membrane of melanocytes with EGFP in chicken embryonic skin...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906809/melanocytic-colonization-of-bartholin-cyst-a-rarely-observed-phenomenon
#17
Jitendra Singh Nigam, Archana Hemant Deshpande, Jyotsna Naresh Bharti, Vivek Nair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906694/follicular-malignant-melanoma-a-rare-morphologic-variant-of-melanoma-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Iona Chapman, Sharon Horton, Wenhua Liu
Follicular malignant melanoma (FMM) is an exceedingly rare variant of melanoma. Only 8 cases have been reported in the literature thus far. Often bland on physical examination, FMM shows a striking histologic pattern, with atypical melanocytes sometimes consuming the entire follicle and extending into the dermis. Criteria have been suggested to help distinguish FMM from lentigo maligna melanoma; however, no clear criteria distinguish this cancer clinically. FMM cannot be distinguished from follicular metastases of melanoma based on histology, requiring close clinical correlation and detailed history taking on the part of the practitioner...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904284/eruptive-benign-melanocytic-nevi-formation-following-adalimumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease
#19
Ik Jun Moon, Chong Hyun Won, Mi Woo Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Sung Eun Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904268/clinicopathological-features-and-immunohistochemical-alterations-of-keratinocyte-proliferation-melanocyte-density-smooth-muscle-hyperplasia-and-nerve-fiber-distribution-in-becker-s-nevus
#20
Ping Sheng, Yun-Long Cheng, Chuan-Chuan Cai, Wei-Jin Guo, Ying Zhou, Ge Shi, Yi-Ming Fan
BACKGROUND: Although Becker's nevus (BN) is a relatively common disease, the systematic studies of clinicopathological and immunohistochemical results are poorly reported. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinicopathological features and immunohistochemical alterations of keratinocyte proliferation, melanocyte density, smooth muscle hyperplasia and nerve fiber distribution in BN. METHODS: Clinical and pathological data were collected in 60 newly-diagnosed BN cases...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
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