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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898472/a-case-of-trichogerminoma-with-pilomatrical-differentiation-and-a-unique-immunohistochemical-profile
#1
Jonathan Epperson, Lester Libow
Trichogerminomas are rare adnexal neoplasms first described by Sau et al in 1992. Including the initial report, 20 cases have been reported, all with similar histological features, namely tumor nodules composed of basaloid cells that form densely packed, round nests or "cell balls" and which demonstrate variable degrees of pilosebaceous differentiation. In this study, the authors report a case of a trichogerminoma with pilomatrical differentiation and a unique immunohistochemical profile. The patient is a 71-year-old man with a well-delineated nodule on the top of the scalp...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869171/epigenetic-activation-of-the-prostaglandin-receptor-ep4-promotes-resistance-to-endocrine-therapy-for-breast-cancer
#2
J F Hiken, J I McDonald, K F Decker, C Sanchez, J Hoog, N D VanderKraats, K L Jung, M Akinhanmi, L E Rois, M J Ellis, J R Edwards
Approximately 75% of breast cancers express estrogen receptor α (ERα) and depend on estrogen signals for continued growth. Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) prevent estrogen production and inhibit ER signaling, resulting in decreased cancer recurrence and mortality. Advanced tumors treated with AIs almost always develop resistance to these drugs via the upregulation of alternative growth signals. The mechanisms that drive this resistance-especially epigenetic events that alter gene expression-are, however, not well understood...
November 21, 2016: Oncogene
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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835919/pka-and-apicomplexan-parasite-diseases
#4
M Haidar, G Ramdani, E J Kennedy, G Langsley
The cAMP-dependent protein kinase PKA is a well-characterized member of the serine-threonine protein AGC kinase family and is the effector kinase of cAMP signaling. As such, PKA is involved in the control of a wide variety of cellular processes including metabolism, cell growth, gene expression and apoptosis. cAMP-dependent PKA signaling pathways play important roles during infection and virulence of various pathogens. Since fluxes in cAMP are involved in multiple intracellular functions, a variety of different pathological infectious processes can be affected by PKA signaling pathways...
November 11, 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829645/an-ep4-receptor-agonist-inhibits-cardiac-fibrosis-through-activation-of-pka-signaling-in-hypertrophied-heart
#5
Qi Wang, Toru Oka, Kiyoshi Yamagami, Jong-Kook Lee, Hiroshi Akazawa, Atsuhiko T Naito, Taku Yasui, Takamaru Ishizu, Yoshikazu Nakaoka, Yasushi Sakata, Issei Komuro
Cardiac fibrosis is a pathological feature of myocardium of failing heart and plays causative roles in arrhythmia and cardiac dysfunction, but its regulatory mechanisms remain largely elusive. In this study, we investigated the effects of the novel EP4 receptor agonist ONO-0260164 on cardiac fibrosis in hypertrophied heart and explored the regulatory mechanisms in cardiac fibroblasts.In a mouse model of cardiac hypertrophy generated by transverse aortic constriction (TAC), ONO-0260164 treatment significantly prevented systolic dysfunction and progression of myocardial fibrosis at 5 weeks after TAC...
November 9, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827823/g-csf-induced-sympathetic-tone-provokes-fever-and-primes-anti-mobilizing-functions-of-neutrophils-via-pge2
#6
Yuko Kawano, Chie Fukui, Masakazu Shinohara, Kanako Wakahashi, Shinichi Ishii, Tomohide Suzuki, Mari Sato, Noboru Asada, Hiroki Kawano, Kentaro Minagawa, Akiko Sada, Tomoyuki Furuyashiki, Satoshi Uematsu, Shizuo Akira, Toshimitsu Uede, Shuh Narumiya, Toshimitsu Matsui, Yoshio Katayama
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is widely used for peripheral blood stem/progenitor mobilization. G-CSF causes low-grade fever that is ameliorated by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), suggesting the activation of arachidonic acid (AA) cascade. How G-CSF regulated this reaction was assessed. G-CSF treatment in mice resulted in fever, which was canceled in prostaglandin E synthase (mPGES-1)-deficient mice. Mobilization efficiency was twice higher in chimeric mice lacking mPGES-1, specifically in hematopoietic cells, suggesting that PGE2 from hematopoietic cells modulated bone marrow (BM) microenvironment...
November 8, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815317/macrophage-cyclooxygenase-2-protects-against-development-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#7
Xin Wang, Bing Yao, Yinqiu Wang, Xiaofeng Fan, Suwan Wang, Aolei Niu, Haichun Yang, Agnes Fogo, Ming-Zhi Zhang, Raymond C Harris
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is characterized by increased macrophage infiltration, and proinflammatory "M1" macrophages contribute to development of DN. Previous studies by us and others have reported that macrophage cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) plays a role in polarization and maintenance of a macrophage tissue reparative "M2" phenotype. We examined the effects of macrophage COX-2 on development of DN in type I diabetes. Cultured macrophages with COX-2 deletion exhibited an "M1" phenotype, as demonstrated by higher iNOS and NF-κB levels but lower IL-4Rα levels...
November 4, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806992/the-whipworm-trichuris-suis-secretes-prostaglandin-e2-to-suppress-proinflammatory-properties-in-human-dendritic-cells
#8
Lisa C Laan, Andrew R Williams, Kathrin Stavenhagen, Martin Giera, Gijs Kooij, Iliyan Vlasakov, Hakan Kalay, Helene Kringel, Peter Nejsum, Stig M Thamsborg, Manfred Wuhrer, Christine D Dijkstra, Richard D Cummings, Irma van Die
Clinical trials have shown that administration of the nematode Trichuris suis can be beneficial in treating various immune disorders. To provide insight in the mechanisms by which this worm suppresses inflammatory responses, an active component was purified from T. suis-soluble products (TsSPs) that suppress---- TNF and IL-12 secretion from LPS-activated human dendritic cells (DCs). Analysis by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry identified this compound as prostaglandin (PG)E2. The purified compound showed similar properties compared with TsSPs and commercial PGE2 in modulating LPS-induced expression of many cytokines and chemokines and in modulating Rab7B and P2RX7 expression in human DCs...
November 2, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799315/ep4-receptor-associated-protein-in-macrophages-protects-against-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-in-mice
#9
Sei Higuchi, Risako Fujikawa, Taichi Ikedo, Kosuke Hayashi, Mika Yasui, Manabu Nagata, Masato Nakatsuji, Masayuki Yokode, Manabu Minami
Excessive activation of inflammatory macrophages drives the pathogenesis of many chronic diseases. EP4 receptor-associated protein (EPRAP) has been identified as a novel, anti-inflammatory molecule in macrophages. In this study, we investigated the role of EPRAP using a murine model of bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary inflammation. When compared with wild-type mice, EPRAP-deficient mice exhibited significantly higher mortality, and increased accumulation of macrophages and proinflammatory molecules in the lung 7 d post-BLM administration...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794413/prostaglandin-e-receptor-ep4-expression-survival-and-pattern-of-recurrence-in-locally-advanced-nsclc
#10
Neha Bhooshan, Paul N Staats, Amy M Fulton, Josephine L Feliciano, Martin J Edelman
BACKGROUND: Elevated COX-2 expression has been correlated with inferior outcome in NSCLC. COX-2 catalyzes the transformation of arachidonate to PGE2. We and others have demonstrated that PGE2 induces proliferation and metastatic spread and immunosuppression through the G protein-coupled EP4 receptor. We hypothesized that EP4 expression on malignant cells would correlate with outcome and patterns of relapse after treatment of LANSCLC stage IIIA (7th edition, N2+). METHODS: Tissue specimens from 41 pts treated for LANSC at UMGCC were obtained...
November 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784694/deficiency-of-mpges-1-exacerbates-renal-fibrosis-and-inflammation-in-mice-with-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
#11
Renfei Luo, Yutaka Kakizoe, Feifei Wang, Xiang Fan, Shan Hu, Tianxin Yang, Weidong Wang, Chunling Li
Microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 (mPGES-1), an inducible enzyme that converts prostaglandin H2 to prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), plays an important role in a variety of inflammatory diseases. We investigated the contribution of mPGES-1 to renal fibrosis and inflammation in unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) for 7 days using wild type (WT) and mPGES-1 knockout (KO) mice. UUO induced increased mRNA and protein expression of mPGES-1 and cyclooxygenase-2 in WT mice. UUO was associated with increased renal PGE2 content and upregulated PGE2 receptor (EP) 4 expression in obstructed kidneys of both WT and KO mice; EP4 expression levels were higher in KO mice with UUO than that in WT mice...
October 26, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780787/polymorphisms-in-the-prostaglandin-receptor-ep2-gene-confers-susceptibility-to-tuberculosis
#12
Li Liang, Qing Zhang, Liu-Lin Luo, Jun Yue, Yan-Lin Zhao, Min Han, Li-Rong Liu, He-Ping Xiao
OBJECTIVES: Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is an important lipid mediator of the inflammatory immune response during acute and chronic infections. PGE2 modulates a variety of immune functions via four receptors (EP1-EP4), which mediate distinct PGE2 effects. Mice lacking EP2 are more susceptible to infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb), have a higher bacterial load, and increase size and number of granulomatous lesions. Our aim was to assess whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in EP2 increase the risk of tuberculosis...
October 22, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770021/in-vivo-studies-validating-multitargeting-of-prostanoid-receptors-for-achieving-superior-anti-inflammatory-effects
#13
David F Woodward, Jenny W Wang, Ming Ni, Alex Bauer, Jose L Martos, Robert W Carling, Neil J Poloso
The purpose of these studies was to test the hypothesis that a selected polypharmacological approach for treating the prostanoid-mediated component of inflammatory diseases would produce a therapeutic effect superior to global inhibition of prostaglandin (PG) biosynthesis by aspirin-like drugs. The compound studied was AGN 211377, which had been previously shown to produce a superior effect on cytokine release from human macrophages compared with cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors. AGN 211377 antagonizes prostanoid prostaglandin D2 (DP)1, DP2, prostaglandin E2 (EP)1, EP4, prostaglandin F2α, and thromboxane A2 receptors but not anti-inflammatory EP2, prostaglandin I2, or EP3 receptors...
October 21, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765359/cardioprotective-actions-of-curcumin-on-the-pathogenic-nfat-cox-2-prostaglandin-e2-pathway-induced-during-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection
#14
Matías Hernández, Susana Wicz, Ricardo S Corral
BACKGROUND: Diverse cardiovascular signaling routes have been considered critical for Chagas cardiomyopathy caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Along this line, T. cruzi infection and endothelin-1 (ET-1) have been shown to cooperatively activate the Ca(2+)/NFAT cascade in cardiomyocytes, leading to cyclooxygenase type 2 (COX-2) induction and increased release of prostanoids and prohypertrophic peptides. PURPOSE: To determine whether the well-known cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin (Cur) could be helpful to interfere with this key machinery for pathogenesis of Chagas myocarditis...
November 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763812/prostanoid-receptor-antagonist-effects-on-intraocular-pressure-supported-by-ocular-biodisposition-experiments
#15
David F Woodward, Stacey L Wenthur, Tara L Rudebush, Shan Fan, Carol B Toris
PURPOSE: Since all prostanoid receptors affect intraocular pressure (IOP) and endogenous prostanoids are found in ocular tissues, the pressor effects of prostanoid antagonists were comprehensively evaluated. The absence of effects of most of these antagonists was not entirely anticipated. To ensure no false-negative results, ocular biodisposition studies were conducted. METHODS: Monkeys with laser-induced ocular hypertension were used to study antagonist effects on IOP...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751171/activation-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-signaling-through-the-prostaglandin-e2-ep1-ep2-ep4-receptor-pathway-in-synovium-of-knee-osteoarthritis-patients
#16
Atsushi Minatani, Kentaro Uchida, Gen Inoue, Shotaro Takano, Jun Aikawa, Masayuki Miyagi, Hisako Fujimaki, Dai Iwase, Kenji Onuma, Toshihide Matsumoto, Masashi Takaso
BACKGROUND: Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a 37-amino-acid vasodilatory neuropeptide that binds to receptor activity-modifying protein 1 (RAMP1) and the calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CLR). Clinical and preclinical evidence suggests that CGRP is associated with hip and knee joint pain; however, the regulation mechanisms of CGRP/CGRP receptor signaling in synovial tissue are not fully understood. METHODS: Synovial tissues were harvested from 43 participants with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA; unilateral Kellgren/Lawrence (K/L) grades 3-4) during total knee arthroplasty...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739618/stimulating-trpv1-externalization-and-synthesis-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons-contributes-to-pge2-potentiation-of-trpv1-activity-and-nociceptor-sensitization
#17
W Ma, B St-Jacques, U Rudakou, Y N Kim
BACKGROUND: Persistent peripheral sensitization contributes to chronic pain. Plasticity of nociceptive dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons (nociceptors) induced by pro-inflammatory mediators contributes to sensitization. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) enriched in injured tissues is known not only directly to sensitize DRG neurons, but also to potentiate sensitizing effects of other pain mediators such as capsaicin and its receptor transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1). It remains unknown whether PGE2 potentiates TRPV1 activity by stimulating its synthesis, cell surface and axonal trafficking in DRG neurons...
October 14, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734267/anti-inflammatory-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-pge2-ep4-signaling-in-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Suraj S Pradhan, Kirstie Salinas, Alexis C Garduno, Jenny U Johansson, Qian Wang, Amy Manning-Bog, Katrin I Andreasson
Inflammation is a ubiquitous factor accompanying normal aging and neurodegeneration, and recent studies indicate a major contribution of inducible cyclooxygenase (COX-2) and its downstream prostaglandin signaling pathways in modulating neuroinflammatory responses and neuronal function. We have previously shown that the prostaglandin PGE2 receptor EP4 suppresses innate immune responses in models of systemic inflammation. Here we investigated the role of the EP4 receptor in models of Parkinson's disease (PD)...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711210/signaling-of-prostaglandin-e-receptors-ep3-and-ep4-facilitates-wound-healing-and-lymphangiogenesis-with-enhanced-recruitment-of-m2-macrophages-in-mice
#19
Kanako Hosono, Risa Isonaka, Tadashi Kawakami, Shuh Narumiya, Masataka Majima
Lymphangiogenesis plays an important role in homeostasis, metabolism, and immunity, and also occurs during wound-healing. Here, we examined the roles of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) receptor (EP) signaling in enhancement of lymphangiogenesis in wound healing processes. The hole-punch was made in the ears of male C57BL/6 mice using a metal ear punch. Healing process and lymphangiogenesis together with macrophage recruitment were analyzed in EP knockout mice. Lymphangiogenesis was up-regulated in the granulation tissues at the margins of punched-hole wounds in mouse ears, and this increase was accompanied by increased expression levels of COX-2 and microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705547/pathology-analysis-for-mesothelioma-study-in-the-united-kingdom-current-practice-and-historical-development
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B W Case
Following up on the largest case-control study of malignant mesothelioma yet performed, investigators at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine assessed 1732 male and 670 female cases as of May 2013. Epidemiological findings of a subset of these were published previously, excluding patients who died or who refused to be interviewed. Pathology reports were collected for subjects, including those both eligible and ineligible for epidemiology study based on vital status. The current investigation examined 860 cases having pathology reports available...
2016: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
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