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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551720/effect-of-paricalcitol-on-pancreatic-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-markers-and-glycemic-status-in-diabetic-rats
#1
T M Ali, B El Esawy, A Elaskary
OBJECTIVES: This study is designed to explore the effect of paricalcitol (vitamin D receptor agonist) on pancreatic oxidative stress, inflammatory markers, and adiponectin and glycemic status in diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty Sprague-Dawley male rats aged 10-12 weeks (150-250 g) were used in this study. Type 2 diabetes was developed by providing 4 weeks of high-fat-diet feeding before one shot of streptozotocin injection (40 mg/kg i.p.). Four study groups were designed as normal control rats, diabetic control vehicle-treated, diabetic paricalcitol-treated (0...
May 27, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551708/novel-and-experimental-therapies-in-chronic-pancreatitis
#2
REVIEW
Soumya Jagannath, Pramod Kumar Garg
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the pancreas. The currently available treatment of CP is aimed at controlling symptoms and managing complications. Unfortunately, no specific treatment is available to halt the progression of the disease process because the pathophysiological perturbations in CP are not well understood. In this review, we discuss various therapeutic targets and investigational agents acting on these targets. Among these, therapies modulating immune cells and those acting on pancreatic stellate cells appear promising and may translate into clinical benefit in near future...
May 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551699/the-role-of-somatostatin-in-glp-1-induced-inhibition-of-glucagon-secretion-in-mice
#3
Anne Ørgaard, Jens J Holst
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are currently used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Their main mechanism of action is enhancement of glucose-induced insulin secretion (from increased beta cell glucose sensitivity) and inhibition of glucagon secretion. The latter has been demonstrated to account for about half of their blood glucose-lowering activity. Whereas the effect of GLP-1 on insulin secretion is clearly dependent on ambient glucose concentrations and has been described in detail, the mechanism responsible for the inhibitory effect of GLP-1 on glucagon secretion is heavily debated...
May 27, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551674/an-alternative-surgery-for-an-atypical-kind-of-grade-c-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#4
Edoardo Virgilio, Marco LA Torre, Marco Cavallini
BACKGROUND/AIM: Grade C postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is a life-threatening complication of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), with its surgical management remaining under debate. Occasionally, POPF is associated with a compromised anastomotic Roux-limb. Our series focused to this sort of grade C mixed fistula. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 2004 and March 2014, 5 out of 12 patients with grade C POPF were classified as grade C mixed POPFs. Surgery consisted of associating resection of the anastomotic jejunal segment with resection and closure of the pancreatic stump...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551667/duration-of-preoperative-biliary-drainage-as-a-prognostic-factor-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-pancreatic-head-cancer
#5
Michinori Matsumoto, Yukio Nakabayashi, Yuki Fujiwara, Naotake Funamizu, Rota Noaki, Seiichiro Eto, Hiroshi Sugano, Masahiko Otsuka, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND/AIM: Preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) is often performed for jaundiced patients. However, the optimal duration of PBD remains unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate whether duration of PBD influenced the prognosis of patients after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) for pancreatic head cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients who underwent PD for pancreatic head cancer with obstructive jaundice between 2007 and 2013 were included. Tumor and host factors were analyzed to evaluate their potential prognostic effects and patients' characteristics between the two groups according to the duration of PBD were analyzed...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551649/rare-neoplasm-mimicking-neuoroendocrine-pancreatic-tumor-a-case-report-of-solitary-fibrous-tumor-with-review-of-the-literature
#6
Francesco E D'Amico, Cesare Ruffolo, Maurizio Romano, Marina DI Domenico, Marta Sbaraglia, Angelo P Dei Tos, Tiziana Garofalo, Antonio Giordano, Iccolò Bassi, Marco Massani
BACKGROUND: Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare biological entities described mainly in the pleura. To date, in the pancreas, only 14 cases have been reported in the English literature. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old male was diagnosed incidentally with a suspected neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the pancreas. He underwent pancreatic enucleation of the mass, which, at final pathology, showed spindle cell proliferation set in a collagenous background and featuring the presence of hemangiopericytoma-like blood...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551612/pancreatic-cancer-stem-cells-and-therapeutic-approaches
#7
REVIEW
Gulinnaz Ercan, Ayfer Karlitepe, Bulent Ozpolat
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is considered one of the deadliest human cancers, with 1-5% 5-year survival rates (~6-month median survival duration) despite therapy; thus, PDAC represents an unmet therapeutic challenge. PDAC is the major histological subtype, comprising 90% of all pancreatic cancers. It is a highly complex and aggressive malignancy, presenting with early local invasion and metastasis, and is resistant to most therapies, all of which are believed to contribute to its extremely poor prognosis...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551552/standardized-mori-ramulus-extract-improves-insulin-secretion-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-c57blks-j-db-db-mice-and-ins-1-cells
#8
Soo-Yeon Park, Bora Jin, Jae-Ho Shin, Sirichai Adisakwattana, Oran Kwon
Abnormalities in the hyperbolic relationship between insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion may cause oxidative stress and non-enzymatic glycation, resulting in an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Here, we performed a 14-week study to investigate the effects of ethanolic extract of Mori ramulus (MRE; 0, 800, and 1600mg/kg body weight) and its signature component oxyresveratrol (OXY; 800mg/kg body weight) on β-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance in C57BLKS/J db/db mice fed with a high-fat diet. Compared with the diabetic control group, the high-dose MRE group showed a significant decrease in fasting blood glucose (p=0...
May 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551530/activity-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-influences-blood-glucose-and-insulin-levels-in-rats
#9
Apolonia Rybczyńska, Aleksandra Marchwińska, Aleksandra Dyś, Konrad Boblewski, Artur Lehmann, Barbara Lewko
BACKGROUND: The calcium-sensing receptor (CaR) has been found not only in parathyroid glands but also in other tissues, e.g. in β cells of the pancreatic islets. Therefore, CaR might likely mediate the mechanism of insulin secretion. The present study was designed to examine the in vivo effects of R-568, a CaR agonist, and NPS2143, a CaR inhibitor, on plasma insulin and blood glucose concentrations. METHODS: Wistar rats, after fasting for 14h before the experiment, were anesthetized with inactin and loaded ip with 1g/kg glucose...
February 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551024/eus-guided-fine-needle-core-liver-biopsy-using-a-novel-19g-needle-with-modified-one-pass-one-actuation-wet-suction-technique
#10
Jose Nieto, Huda Khaleel, Youssef Challita, Melissa Jimenez, Todd H Baron, Laura Walters, Kelli Hathaway, Ketul Patel, Ali Lankarani, Michael Herman, David Holloman, Sammy Saab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: EUS-guided fine-needle core biopsy is a safe and effective technique for diagnosis of focal liver lesions. However, data are limited in its role in parenchymal disease. We evaluated the utility of EUS-guided parenchymal liver biopsies (EUS-LB) with a modified one pass wet suction technique (EUS-MLB) in patients with unexplained increase in liver associated tests. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the safety and efficacy of EUS-MLB in patients referred for EUS to evaluate for biliary obstruction and pancreatic disorders, but with associated unexplained liver tests...
May 24, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550295/effects-of-protein-corona-on-iapp-amyloid-aggregation-fibril-remodelling-and-cytotoxicity
#11
Emily H Pilkington, Yanting Xing, Bo Wang, Aleksandr Kakinen, Miaoyi Wang, Thomas P Davis, Feng Ding, Pu Chun Ke
Aggregation of islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP), a peptide hormone co-synthesized and co-stored with insulin in pancreatic cells and also co-secreted to the circulation, is associated with beta-cell death in type-2 diabetes (T2D). In T2D patients IAPP is found aggregating in the extracellular space of the islets of Langerhans. Although the physiological environments of these intra- and extra-cellular compartments and vascular systems significantly differ, the presence of proteins is ubiquitous but the effects of protein binding on IAPP aggregation are largely unknown...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550204/cutting-edge-origins-recruitment-and-regulation-of-cd11c-cells-in-inflamed-islets-of-autoimmune-diabetes-mice
#12
Joanna E Klementowicz, Ashley E Mahne, Allyson Spence, Vinh Nguyen, Ansuman T Satpathy, Kenneth M Murphy, Qizhi Tang
In NOD mice, CD11c(+) cells increase greatly with islet inflammation and contribute to autoimmune destruction of pancreatic β cells. In this study, we investigated their origin and mechanism of recruitment. CD11c(+) cells in inflamed islets resembled classical dendritic cells based on their transcriptional profile. However, the majority of these cells were not from the Zbtb46-dependent dendritic-cell lineage. Instead, monocyte precursors could give rise to CD11c(+) cells in inflamed islets. Chemokines Ccl5 and Ccl8 were persistently elevated in inflamed islets and the influx of CD11c(+) cells was partially dependent on their receptor Ccr5...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549991/pancreatic-derived-factor-impaired-glucagon-like-peptide-1-production-from-glutag-enterendorine-l-cell-line-and-intestines
#13
Fenghua Lai, Yan Chen, Huimei Lin, Xuelan Wang, Xiaonan Zhu, Yanbing Li, Haipeng Xiao, Xiaopei Cao
PURPOSE: Pancreatic-derived factor (PANDER) is a pancreatic islet-specific cytokine that co-secretes with insulin. However, its biological function remains largely unknown. We have recently shown that the intestine might be its novel target tissue. The aim of this study was to clarify whether PANDER impacts the production of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). METHODS: We treated GLUTag cells from the mouse intestine L cell line with recombinant PANDER protein and hepatic overexpression of PANDER in an obese murine model...
May 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549828/deficiency-of-long-isoforms-of-nfe2l1-sensitizes-min6-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-to-arsenite-induced-cytotoxicity
#14
Qi Cui, Jingqi Fu, Yuxin Hu, Yongfang Li, Bei Yang, Lu Li, Jing Sun, Chengjie Chen, Guifan Sun, Yuanyuan Xu, Qiang Zhang, Jingbo Pi
Increasing evidence indicates that chronic inorganic arsenic exposure is associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D), a disease of growing prevalence. Pancreatic β-cells were targeted and damaged by oxidative stress induced by arsenite. We previously showed that nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 2 (Nfe2l2)-deficient pancreatic β-cells were vulnerable to cell damage induced by oxidative stressors including arsenite, due to a muted antioxidant response. Like nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 2 (NFE2L2), NFE2L1 also belongs to the cap 'n' collar (CNC) basic-region leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor family, and regulates antioxidant response element (ARE) related genes...
May 23, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549596/emerging-roles-of-the-cxcl12-cxcr4-axis-in-pancreatic-cancer-progression-and-therapy
#15
REVIEW
Richard L Sleightholm, Beth K Neilsen, Jing Li, Maria M Steele, Rakesh K Singh, Michael A Hollingsworth, David Oupicky
Chemokine networks regulate a variety of cellular, physiological, and immune processes. These normal functions can become appropriated by cancer cells to facilitate a more hospitable niche for aberrant cells by enhancing growth, proliferation, and metastasis. This is especially true in pancreatic cancer, where chemokine signaling is a vital component in the development of the supportive tumor microenvironment and the signaling between the cancer cells and surrounding stromal cells. Although expression patterns vary among cancer types, the chemokine receptor CXCR4 has been implicated in nearly every major malignancy and plays a prominent role in pancreatic cancer development and progression...
May 23, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549466/radiographic-sarcopenia-predicts-postoperative-infectious-complications-in-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#16
Kosei Takagi, Ryuichi Yoshida, Takahito Yagi, Yuzo Umeda, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
BACKGROUND: Recently, skeletal muscle depletion (sarcopenia) has been reported to influence postoperative outcomes after certain procedures. This study investigated the impact of sarcopenia on postoperative outcomes following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of consecutive patients (n = 219) who underwent PD at our institution between January 2007 and May 2013. Sarcopenia was evaluated using preoperative computed tomography...
May 26, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549417/switch-in-kras-mutational-status-during-an-unusual-course-of-disease-in-a-patient-with-advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-implications-for-translational-research
#17
Sibylle Baechmann, Steffen Ormanns, Michael Haas, Stephan Kruger, Anna Remold, Dominik Paul Modest, Thomas Kirchner, Andreas Jung, Jens Werner, Volker Heinemann, Stefan Boeck
BACKGROUND: Despite the introduction of novel effective treatment regimens like gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel and FOLFIRINOX, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains one of the most aggressive epithelial tumors. Among the genetic alterations frequently found in PDAC, mutations in the KRAS gene might play a prognostic role regarding overall survival and may also have the potential to predict the efficacy of anti-EGFR treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the clinical case of a 69 year old Caucasian female that was diagnosed with histologically confirmed locally advanced PDAC with lymph node involvement in August 2010...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549346/functional-heterogeneity-in-tumor-derived-human-pancreatic-stellate-cells-differential-expression-of-hgf-and-implications-for-mitogenic-signaling-and-migration-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#18
Vegard Tjomsland, Monica Aasrum, Thoralf Christoffersen, Ivar P Gladhaug
The pancreatic stellate cell (PSC) is the principal cell type of the desmoplastic stroma of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). PSCs interact with cancer cells and influence the progression of the disease through a complex network of signaling molecules including hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). Functional heterogeneity of PSCs within a tumor might conceivably influence tumor progression. We investigated PSC populations isolated from different human PDACs and examined the effects of PSC-conditioned medium on BxPC-3 and AsPC-1 pancreatic cancer cells...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549344/metformin-increases-chemo-sensitivity-via-gene-downregulation-encoding-dna-replication-proteins-in-5-fu-resistant-colorectal-cancer-cells
#19
Sung-Hee Kim, Soon-Chan Kim, Ja-Lok Ku
Metformin is most widely prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Recently, evidences have shown that metformin has anticancer effects on pancreatic-, colorectal-, ovarian-, and other cancers. Because metformin has less adverse effects and is inexpensive, it could be a useful chemo-therapeutic agent with anticancer effects. In this study, we demonstrated metformin inhibited by cell proliferation, cell migration ability, clonogenic ability, and cancer stem cell population. Metformin also induced cell cycle arrest in parental-(SNU-C5), and 5-Fu resistant-colorectal cancer cell line (SNU-C5_5FuR)...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549291/antidiabetogenic-efficiency-of-menthol-improves-glucose-homeostasis-and-attenuates-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-apoptosis-in-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-experimental-rats-through-ameliorating-glucose-metabolic-enzymes
#20
Udaiyar Muruganathan, Subramani Srinivasan, Veerasamy Vinothkumar
The phytochemical, menthol, has been reported to play many beneficial roles. However, under diabetic conditions, there is no detail mechanism of its beneficial action in the glucose homeostasis. The present study, we investigated to explore the role of menthol, on the glucose metabolic enzymes and pancreatic islet cell apoptosis of streptozotocin-nicotinamide (STZ-NA) induced diabetes in rats. Diabetes was induced by single intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of STZ (50mg/kg/b.w.) and NA (110mg/kg/b.w.). Diabetic rats were treated with different dose of menthol (25, 50, and 100mg/kg/b...
May 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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