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Siavash Rahimi, Iolia Akaev, Costa Repanos, Peter A Brennan, Jean Daniel Dubois
Primary lingual intestinal-type adenocarcinomas are extremely rare with only a few cases described. A case with immunohistochemical expression of Androgen Receptor (AR) which was treated solely by chemo-radiotherapy is reported herein. A 54-year-old male was referred with symptoms of fullness in his tongue. Clinical examination showed an asymmetry of the tongue with a hard mass palpable within the middle of the tongue. Biopsy showed intestinal-type adenocarcinoma. The tumour showed positive staining with cytokeratin 7, cytokeratin 20, CDX2, AR, β-catenin and was mismatch repair proteins (MMR) proficient...
October 17, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
Yue Xue, Alessandro Vanoli, Serdar Balci, Michelle M Reid, Burcu Saka, Pelin Bagci, Bahar Memis, Hyejeong Choi, Nobuyike Ohike, Takuma Tajiri, Takashi Muraki, Brian Quigley, Bassel F El-Rayes, Walid Shaib, David Kooby, Juan Sarmiento, Shishir K Maithel, Jessica H Knight, Michael Goodman, Alyssa M Krasinskas, Volkan Adsay
Literature on non-ampullary-duodenal carcinomas is limited. We analyzed 47 resected non-ampullary-duodenal carcinomas. Histologically, 78% were tubular-type adenocarcinomas mostly gastro-pancreatobiliary type and only 19% pure intestinal. Immunohistochemistry (n=38) revealed commonness of 'gastro-pancreatobiliary markers' (CK7 55, MUC1 50, MUC5AC 50, and MUC6 34%), whereas 'intestinal markers' were relatively less common (MUC2 36, CK20 42, and CDX2 44%). Squamous and mucinous differentiation were rare (in five each); previously, unrecognized adenocarcinoma patterns were noted (three microcystic/vacuolated, two cribriform, one of comedo-like, oncocytic papillary, and goblet-cell-carcinoid-like)...
October 14, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Amanda L Lumsden, Richard L Young, Nektaria Pezos, Damien J Keating
BACKGROUND: Huntingtin-associated Protein 1 (HAP1) is expressed in neurons and endocrine cells, and is critical for postnatal survival in mice. HAP1 shares a conserved "HAP1_N" domain with TRAfficking Kinesin proteins TRAK1 and TRAK2 (vertebrate), Milton (Drosophila) and T27A3.1 (C. elegans). HAP1, TRAK1 and TRAK2 have a degree of common function, particularly regarding intracellular receptor trafficking. However, TRAK1, TRAK2 and Milton (which have a "Milt/TRAK" domain that is absent in human and rodent HAP1) differ in function to HAP1 in that they are mitochondrial transport proteins, while HAP1 has emerging roles in starvation response...
October 13, 2016: BMC Evolutionary Biology
Moon Kyung Joo, Jong-Jae Park, Hoon Jai Chun
Homeobox genes, including HOX and non-HOX genes, have been identified to be expressed aberrantly in solid tumors. In gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, most studies have focused on the function of non-HOX genes including caudal-related homeobox transcription factor 1 (CDX1) and CDX2. CDX2 is a crucial factor in the development of pre-cancerous lesions such as Barrett's esophagus or intestinal metaplasia in the stomach, and its tumor suppressive role has been investigated in colorectal cancers. Recently, several HOX genes were reported to have specific roles in GI cancers; for example, HOXA13 in esophageal squamous cell cancer and HOXB7 in stomach and colorectal cancers...
October 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
H Diao, H L Yan, Y Xiao, B Yu, J Yu, J He, P Zheng, B H Zeng, H Wei, X B Mao, D W Chen
BACKGROUND: The present study was conducted to compare the differences in gut microbiota composition and gut-phenotypes among pig breeds, and determine whether these differences would transmit to mice colonized with fecal microbiota of different pig breeds. A total of 24 1-day-old germ-free BALB/C mice were divided into 3 groups (TFM, YFM and RFM), which were transplanted with intact fecal microbiota of Tibetan pig (TP), Yorkshire pig (YP) and Rongchang pig (RP), respectively. RESULTS: Results showed that different pig breeds exhibited distinct gut microbiota profile based on high-throughput pyrosequencing...
October 11, 2016: BMC Microbiology
Ben Y Zhang, Jeremy C Jones, Andrew M Briggler, Joleen M Hubbard, Benjamin R Kipp, Daniel J Sargent, Jesse G Dixon, Axel Grothey
BACKGROUND: Although the lack of CDX2 expression has recently been proposed as a potential biomarker for a high risk of relapse in patients with stage II and III colon cancer after complete surgical resection, its prognostic role in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear and warrants investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 145 patients treated at our institution from 2006 to 2016, including 66 patients with CDX2-negative metastatic CRC and a comparison cohort of 79 patients with CDX2-positive metastatic CRC...
September 17, 2016: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Jeong Mo Bae, Jung Ho Kim, Hyeon Jeong Oh, Hye Eun Park, Tae Hun Lee, Nam-Yun Cho, Gyeong Hoon Kang
Acetyl-CoA synthetase-2 is an emerging key enzyme for cancer metabolism, which supplies acetyl-CoA for tumor cells by capturing acetate as a carbon source under stressed conditions. However, implications of acetyl-CoA synthetase-2 in colorectal carcinoma may differ from other malignancies, because normal colonocytes use short-chain fatty acids as an energy source, which are supplied by fermentation of the intestinal flora. Here we analyzed acetyl-CoA synthetase-2 mRNA expression by reverse-transcription quantitative PCR in paired normal mucosa and tumor tissues of 12 colorectal carcinomas, and subsequently evaluated acetyl-CoA synthetase-2 protein expression by immunohistochemistry in 157 premalignant colorectal lesions, including 60 conventional adenomas and 97 serrated polyps, 1,106 surgically resected primary colorectal carcinomas, and 23 metastatic colorectal carcinomas in the liver...
October 7, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Inês Rolim, Rita Vale Rodrigues, António Bettencourt, Rita Barros, Vânia Camilo, António Dias Pereira, Raquel Almeida, Paula Chaves
We report a case of metaplastic columnar epithelium in the mid-esophagus in a patient with history of caustic ingestion. A cardiac-type gastric phenotype, with early signs of intestinalization, was confirmed by immunohistochemistry studies (MUC5AC, MUC6, SOX2, and CDX2). Nonmetaplastic mucosa had histologic evidence of gastroesophageal reflux. In this case, esophageal reepithelization seems to have been modulated by acidic gastroesophageal reflux, which might activate transcription factors leading to phenotypic reprogramming of the regenerative epithelium...
October 5, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Pouria HosseinNia, Mehdi Hajian, Mojtaba Tahmoorespur, Sayyed Morteza Hosseini, Somayyeh Ostadhosseini, Mohammad Reza Nasiri, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
BACKGROUND: Little is understood about the regulation of gene expression during early goat embryo development. This study investigated the expression profile of 19 genes, known to be critical for early embryo development in mouse and human, at five different stages of goat in vitro embryo development (oocyte, 8-16 cell, morula, day-7 blastocyst, and day 14 blastocyst). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, stage-specific profiling using real time-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) revealed robust and dynamic patterns of stage-specific gene activity that fall into four major clusters depending on their respective mRNA profiles...
October 2016: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
Xiujuan Zhang, Ying Chen, Ying Ye, Jianfeng Wang, Hong Wang, Guohong Yuan, Zhe Lin, Yihui Wu, Yan Zhang, Xinhua Lin
Wnt signaling plays essential roles in both embryonic pattern formation and postembryonic tissue homoestasis. High levels of Wnt activity repress foregut identity and facilitate hindgut fate through forming a gradient of Wnt signaling activity along the anterior-posterior axis. Here, we examined the mechanisms of Wnt signaling in hindgut development by differentiating human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into the hindgut progenitors. We observed severe morphological changes when Wnt signaling was blocked by using Wnt antagonist Dkk1...
September 29, 2016: Cellular Signalling
Wu Yan, Haoxiang Zhang, Jingwen Li, Caifei Shen, Yiju Xia, Pu Wang, Yafei Zhang, Ji Feng, Shunzi Shao, Xiaona Yu, Dianchun Fang
INTRODUCTION: Barrett's esophagus is a metaplastic lesion. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the roles of KLF4 and BMP4 in the pathogenesis of Barrett's epithelium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to analyse the expression of KLF4, BMP4, CDX2, MUC2 and MUC5AC in human esophageal specimens. Human esophageal squamous epithelial cells were subjected to bile acid treatment and used in transfection experiments...
September 28, 2016: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
Dongqing Guo, Ming Lu, Xihan Hu, Jiajia Xu, Guangjing Hu, Ming Zhu, Xiaowei Zhang, Qin Li, Catherine Cy Chang, Ta-Yuan Chang, Baoliang Song, Ying Xiong, Boliang Li
Acyl-coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferases (ACATs) are the exclusive intracellular enzymes that catalyze the formation of cholesteryl/steryl esters (CE/SE). In our previous work, we found that the high-level expression of human ACAT2 gene with the CpG hypomethylation of its whole promoter was synergistically regulated by two transcription factors Cdx2 and HNF1α in the intestine and fetal liver. Here, we first observed that the specific CpG-hypomethylated promoter was correlated with the low expression of human ACAT2 gene in monocytic cell line THP-1...
September 29, 2016: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Iraklis Perysinakis, Emilia Minaidou, Dimitrios Mantas, George C Sotiropoulos, Vasileia Leontara, Hercules Tsipras, George N Zografos, Ilias Margaris, Gregory Kouraklis
INTRODUCTION: Subclassification of ampullary adenocarcinomas into intestinal and pancreatobiliary type has prognostic and therapeutic implications. Immunohistochemical staining against specific biomarkers has been proven to be a useful adjunct in determining the exact histotype. Furthermore the immunohistochemical profile is suggestive of the molecular pathogenic mechanisms through which the tumor evolved. The aim of this study was to correlate p53, MDM2, CK7, CK20, MUC1, MUC2 and CDX2 expression in ampullary adenocarcinomas with the type of differentiation and patients' survival...
September 22, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Wen Fong Ooi, Manjie Xing, Chang Xu, Xiaosai Yao, Muhammad Khairul Ramlee, Mei Chee Lim, Fan Cao, Kevin Lim, Deepak Babu, Lai-Fong Poon, Joyce Lin Suling, Aditi Qamra, Astrid Irwanto, James Qu Zhengzhong, Tannistha Nandi, Ai Ping Lee-Lim, Yang Sun Chan, Su Ting Tay, Ming Hui Lee, James O J Davies, Wai Keong Wong, Khee Chee Soo, Weng Hoong Chan, Hock Soo Ong, Pierce Chow, Chow Yin Wong, Sun Young Rha, Jianjun Liu, Axel M Hillmer, Jim R Hughes, Steve Rozen, Bin Tean Teh, Melissa Jane Fullwood, Shang Li, Patrick Tan
Regulatory enhancer elements in solid tumours remain poorly characterized. Here we apply micro-scale chromatin profiling to survey the distal enhancer landscape of primary gastric adenocarcinoma (GC), a leading cause of global cancer mortality. Integrating 110 epigenomic profiles from primary GCs, normal gastric tissues and cell lines, we highlight 36,973 predicted enhancers and 3,759 predicted super-enhancers respectively. Cell-line-defined super-enhancers can be subclassified by their somatic alteration status into somatic gain, loss and unaltered categories, each displaying distinct epigenetic, transcriptional and pathway enrichments...
2016: Nature Communications
Aline Hajj, Rima Chedid, Eliane Chouery, André Megarbané, Marie-Hélène Gannagé-Yared
AIM: To explore the association between VDR polymorphisms and several cardiovascular risk factors and adiponectin. MATERIALS & METHODS: Three-hundred and sixty-nine healthy students were randomly selected. Five VDR polymorphisms were genotyped: BsmI rs1544410; Cdx2 rs11568820; ApaI rs7975232; TaqI rs731236 and FokI rs2228570. BMI, waist circumference (WC), blood pressure, lipid/glycemic profiles and adiponectin were assessed. RESULTS: In men, BsmI, ApaI and TaqI were associated with BMI and WC (p < 0...
October 2016: Pharmacogenomics
Deniz Tuncel, Juan Carlos Roa, Juan Carlos Araya, Enrique Bellolio, Miguel Villaseca, Oscar Tapia, Kee-Taek Jang, Brian Quigley, Burcu Saka, Olca Basturk, Juan Sarmiento, Hector F Losada, Samip Patel, Michelle D Reid, Bahar Memis, Volkan Adsay
Signet-ring cell carcinoma is an extremely rare type of gallbladder carcinoma. In the gastrointestinal system, carcinomas with single-cell or cord-like infiltration, previously called "diffuse-infiltrative" type or "signet-ring cell", are now designated as "poorly cohesive cell" (PCC) type (regardless of with/without signet-ring cells) in the WHO-2010 classification. 628 primary invasive gallbladder carcinomas were reviewed for the PCC pattern. 24 cases in which classical poorly cohesive cell pattern constituted >50% of the tumor were included in the study...
September 22, 2016: Human Pathology
Abigail Wheal, Robert Jenkins, Yoshiki Mikami, Nagindra Das, Lynn Hirschowitz
Primary mucinous carcinoma of the fallopian tube is extremely rare. We report the detailed characterization of a mucinous carcinoma arising in the fimbrial end of the fallopian tube in a 74-yr-old woman. The patient presented with recurrent urinary tract infection and urinary tract obstruction secondary to a large right ovarian mass. She had an appendicectomy as an 11 yr old. Serum CA-125 was raised at 239 U/mL. Computed tomographic scans showed bilateral, cystic ovarian tumors but no other intra-abdominal abnormality...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Yoshiya Kobayashi, Yoshinori Komazawa, Makoto Nagaoka, Yoshiko Takahashi, Mika Yuki, Toshihiro Shizuki, Toru Nabika
A 49-year-old woman underwent an esophagogastroduodenoscopy as part of a health check at our hospital. Endoscopic observation revealed a flat elevated lesion 6 mm in diameter in the gastric antrum (Paris Classification type IIa). Magnifying endoscopy using narrow-band imaging showed a slightly irregular micro-surface pattern with round and oval pits, as well as a regular micro-vascular pattern without a demarcation line. Atrophy and intestinal metaplasia were not recognized in the background gastric mucosa...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Ting Chen, Mei-Ying Xie, Jia-Jie Sun, Rui-Song Ye, Xiao Cheng, Rui-Ping Sun, Li-Min Wei, Meng Li, De-Lin Lin, Qing-Yan Jiang, Qian-Yun Xi, Yong-Liang Zhang
Milk-derived exosomes were identified as a novel mechanism of mother-to-child transmission of regulatory molecules, but their functions in intestinal tissues of neonates are not well-studied. Here, we characterized potential roles of porcine milk-derived exosomes in the intestinal tract. In vitro, treatment with milk-derived exosomes (27 ± 3 ng and 55 ± 5 ng total RNA) significantly promoted IPEC-J2 cell proliferation by MTT, CCK8, EdU fluorescence and EdU flow cytometry assays. The qRT-PCR and Western blot analyses indicated milk-derived exosomes (0...
2016: Scientific Reports
P Loren, C Cheuquemán, E Sánchez, J Risopatrón, M E Arias, R Felmer, R Sánchez
Short-term exposure of gametes to different types of stress might induce stress tolerance in mammalian embryos. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of short-term exposure of bovine mature cumulus-oocyte complex (COC) to 3-morpholinosydnonimine (SIN-1) on subsequent in vitro embryo development, embryo quality and relative gene expression. Matured COCs were incubated with SIN-1 (0, 0.1, 1, 10 and 100 μM SIN-1) for 1 hr before in vitro fertilization and zygotes were cultured until Day 7. The cleavage rate at 72 hr did not show any differences among groups...
September 20, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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