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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731473/ninety-nine-de-novo-assembled-genomes-from-the-moose-alces-alces-rumen-microbiome-provide-new-insights-into-microbial-plant-biomass-degradation
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Olov Svartström, Johannes Alneberg, Nicolas Terrapon, Vincent Lombard, Ino de Bruijn, Jonas Malmsten, Ann-Marie Dalin, Emilie El Muller, Pranjul Shah, Paul Wilmes, Bernard Henrissat, Henrik Aspeborg, Anders F Andersson
The moose (Alces alces) is a ruminant that harvests energy from fiber-rich lignocellulose material through carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) produced by its rumen microbes. We applied shotgun metagenomics to rumen contents from six moose to obtain insights into this microbiome. Following binning, 99 metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) belonging to 11 prokaryotic phyla were reconstructed and characterized based on phylogeny and CAZyme profile. The taxonomy of these MAGs reflected the overall composition of the metagenome, with dominance of the phyla Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes...
July 21, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731043/gastroblastoma-harbors-a-recurrent-somatic-malat1-gli1-fusion-gene
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Rondell P Graham, Asha A Nair, Jaime I Davila, Long Jin, Jin Jen, William R Sukov, Tsung-Teh Wu, Henry D Appelman, Jorge Torres-Mora, Kyle D Perry, Lizhi Zhang, Sara M Kloft-Nelson, Ryan A Knudson, Patricia T Greipp, Andrew L Folpe
Gastroblastoma is a rare distinctive biphasic tumor of the stomach. The molecular biology of gastroblastoma has not been studied, and no affirmative diagnostic markers have been developed. We retrieved two gastroblastomas from the consultation practices of the authors and performed transcriptome sequencing on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue. Recurrent predicted fusion genes were validated at genomic and RNA levels. The presence of the fusion gene was confirmed on two additional paraffin-embedded cases of gastroblastoma...
July 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729402/wilms-tumor-ncam-expressing-cancer-stem-cells-as-potential-therapeutic-target-for-polymeric-nanomedicine
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Ela Markovsky, Einav Vax, Dikla Ben-Shushan, Anat Eldar-Boock, Rachel Shukrun, Eilam Yeini, Iris Barshack, Revital Caspi, Orit Harari-Steinberg, Naomi Pode-Shakked, Benjamin Dekel, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro
Cancer stem cells (CSC) form a specific population within the tumor that has been shown to have self-renewal and differentiation properties, increased ability to migrate and form metastases, and increased resistance to chemotherapy. Consequently, even a small number of cells remaining after therapy can repopulate the tumor and cause recurrence of the disease. CSCs in Wilms tumor, a pediatric renal cancer, were previously shown to be characterized by neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) expression. Therefore, NCAM provides a specific biomarker through which the CSC population in this tumor can be targeted...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720695/adult-wilms-tumour-an-illustration-of-multimodality-imaging-characteristics
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James William Ryan, Nicholas Hegarty, Tom Walsh, Ferdia Bolster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720077/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-as-the-presenting-manifestation-of-wt1-mutation-and-denys-drash-syndrome-a-case-report
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Joseph L Alge, Scott E Wenderfer, John Hicks, Mir Reza Bekheirnia, Deborah A Schady, Jamey S Kain, Michael C Braun
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can occur as a primary process due to mutations in complement genes or secondary to another underlying disease. HUS sometimes occurs in the setting of glomerular diseases, and it has been described in association with Denys-Drash syndrome (DDS), which is characterized by the triad of abnormal genitourinary development; a pathognomonic glomerulopathy, diffuse mesangial sclerosis; and the development of Wilms tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 46, XX female infant who presented with HUS and biopsy-proven thrombotic microangiopathy...
July 18, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720068/inhibitory-effect-of-par-4-combined-with-cisplatin-on-human-wilms-tumor-cells
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Jun Wang, Yunjie Li, Fangfang Ma, Huifeng Zhou, Rong Ding, Binbin Lu, Li Zou, Junxia Li, Rugang Lu
Wilms' tumor is associated with a high treatment success rate, but there is still a risk of recurrence. Cisplatin, which is one of the chemotherapeutic agents used for its treatment, is associated with a very high rate of resistance. Par-4 (prostate apoptosis response 4) is a tumor suppressor, which is capable of sensitizing tumor cells to chemotherapy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine whether combined treatment with Par-4 and cisplatin is effective for inhibiting growth of Wilms' tumor. Wilms' tumor and control cell samples were collected and analyzed by immunofluorescence assay and immunohistochemistry...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719912/crocin-protects-podocytes-against-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-induced-by-high-glucose-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Sutong Li, Xiaoxia Liu, Jie Lei, Junle Yang, Puxun Tian, Yi Gao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a microangiopathic disease characterized by excessive urinary albumin excretion, which occurs in 30% of patients with diabetes mellitus. It is the second leading cause of end-stage renal diseases in China. Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) is reported to be closely correlated with the inflammation underlying diabetes-associated renal damage. Crocin, a plant-derived compound, has antioxidant properties that may inhibit NF-κB. METHODS: In the present study, we used a conditionally immortalized mouse podocyte cell line to explore whether crocin could effectively block albuminuria...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716159/bilateral-wilms-tumour-a-review-of-clinical-and-molecular-features
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Jocelyn Charlton, Sabine Irtan, Christophe Bergeron, Kathy Pritchard-Jones
Wilms tumour (WT) is the most common paediatric kidney cancer and affects approximately one in 10 000 children. The tumour is associated with undifferentiated embryonic lesions called nephrogenic rests (NRs) or, when diffuse, nephroblastomatosis. WT or NRs can occur in both kidneys, termed bilateral disease, found in only 5-8% of cases. Management of bilateral WT presents a major clinical challenge in terms of maximising survival, preserving renal function and understanding underlying genetic risk. In this review, we compile clinical data from 545 published cases of bilateral WT and discuss recent progress in understanding the molecular basis of bilateral WT and its associated precursor NRs in the context of the latest radiological, surgical and epidemiological features...
July 18, 2017: Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715709/parental-age-and-childhood-cancer-risk-a-danish-population-based-registry-study
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Zuelma A Contreras, Johnni Hansen, Beate Ritz, Jorn Olsen, Fei Yu, Julia E Heck
BACKGROUND: Though the association between parental age at child's birth and the risk of childhood cancer has been previously investigated, the evidence to date is inconclusive and scarce for rarer cancer types. METHODS: Cancer cases (N=5,856) were selected from all children born from 1968 to 2014 and diagnosed from 1968 to 2015 in Denmark at less than 16 years of age listed in the nationwide Danish Cancer Registry. Cases were individually matched to controls (1:100) on sex and year of birth with a total of 585,594 controls randomly sampled from all live births in Denmark from the Danish Central Population Registry...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711961/heat-shock-protein-70-nitric-oxide-effect-on-stretched-tubular-epithelial-cells-linked-to-wt-1-cytoprotection-during-neonatal-obstructive-nephropathy
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Luciana Mazzei, Fernando Darío Cuello-Carrión, Neil Docherty, Walter Manucha
BACKGROUND: Mechanical stress is a key pathogenic driver of apoptosis in the tubular epithelium in obstructive nephropathy. Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) and Wilms' tumor (WT-1) have been proposed to represent linked downstream effectors of the cytoprotective properties of NO. In the present study, we sought to evaluate whether the cytoprotective effects of L-arginine in neonatal obstructive nephropathy may be associated with NO-dependent increases in WT-1 and Hsp70 expression. METHODS: Neonatal Wistar-Kyoto rats were submitted to complete unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and treated thereafter with vehicle, L-NAME or L-arginine by daily gavage for 14 days to block or augment NO levels, respectively...
July 15, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706306/ligand-induced-type-ii-interleukin-4-receptor-dimers-are-sustained-by-rapid-re-association-within-plasma-membrane-microcompartments
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David Richter, Ignacio Moraga, Hauke Winkelmann, Oliver Birkholz, Stephan Wilmes, Markos Schulte, Michael Kraich, Hella Kenneweg, Oliver Beutel, Philipp Selenschik, Dirk Paterok, Martynas Gavutis, Thomas Schmidt, K Christopher Garcia, Thomas D Müller, Jacob Piehler
The spatiotemporal organization of cytokine receptors in the plasma membrane is still debated with models ranging from ligand-independent receptor pre-dimerization to ligand-induced receptor dimerization occurring only after receptor uptake into endosomes. Here, we explore the molecular and cellular determinants governing the assembly of the type II interleukin-4 receptor, taking advantage of various agonists binding the receptor subunits with different affinities and rate constants. Quantitative kinetic studies using artificial membranes confirm that receptor dimerization is governed by the two-dimensional ligand-receptor interactions and identify a critical role of the transmembrane domain in receptor dimerization...
July 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699632/wilms-tumour-in-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-and-loss-of-methylation-at-imprinting-centre-2-revisiting-tumour-surveillance-guidelines
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Jack Brzezinski, Cheryl Shuman, Sanaa Choufani, Peter Ray, Dmitiri J Stavropoulos, Raveen Basran, Leslie Steele, Nicole Parkinson, Ronald Grant, Paul Thorner, Armando Lorenzo, Rosanna Weksberg
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) is an overgrowth syndrome caused by a variety of molecular changes on chromosome 11p15.5. Children with BWS have a significant risk of developing Wilms tumours with the degree of risk being dependent on the underlying molecular mechanism. In particular, only a relatively small number of children with loss of methylation at the centromeric imprinting centre (IC2) were reported to have developed Wilms tumour. Discontinuation of tumour surveillance for children with BWS and loss of methylation at IC2 has been proposed in several recent publications...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697171/variability-in-imaging-practices-and-comparative-cumulative-effective-dose-for-neuroblastoma-and-nephroblastoma-patients-at-6-pediatric-oncology-centers
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Baptiste Morel, Anne C Jaudeau-Collart, Maia Proisy, Louis M Leiber, Valentin Tissot, Marie P Quéré, Martine Mergy, Isabelle Pellier, Clara Vallin, Dominique Sirinelli
The purpose of this study was to estimate the cumulative effective dose (CED) from diagnosis and posttherapy computed tomographic (CT) scans performed on children treated for neuroblastoma or nephroblastoma (Wilms tumor) and to examine the different imaging practices used in 6 regional pediatric oncology centers between January 2010 and December 2013. We analyzed retrospectively the CT scan acquisition data in children aged 10 years or younger at diagnosis. The use of nonionizing imaging modalities was reported...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695795/pharmacologic-inhibition-of-%C3%A3-catenin-with-pyrvinium-inhibits-murine-and-human-models-of-wilms-tumor
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Dina Polosukhina, Harold Love, Harold Moses, Ethan Lee, Roy Zent, Peter Clark
Wilms tumor (WT) is the most common renal malignancy of childhood and the fourth most common pediatric solid malignancyin the United States. While the mechanisms underlying the WT biology are complex, these tumors most often demonstrate activation of the canonical Wnt/ß-catenin pathway. We and others have shown that constitutive activation of ß-catenin restricted to the renal epithelium is sufficient to induce primitive renal epithelial tumors which resemble human WT. Here we demonstrate that pharmacologic inhibition of ß-catenin gene transcription with pyrvinium inhibits tumor growth and metastatic progression in a murine model of WT...
July 10, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695671/duodenal-duplication-cyst-causing-recurrent-pancreatitis
#15
Kiarash Taghavi, Heath Wilms, Simon Bann, Mark D Stringer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 10, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693222/identification-of-differentially-expressed-inflammatory-factors-in-wilms-tumors-and-their-association-with-patient-outcomes
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Fei Guo, Junjie Zhang, Lei Wang, Wei Zhao, Jiekai Yu, Shu Zheng, Jiaxiang Wang
The present study aimed to identify differentially expressed inflammatory factors observed in Wilms tumors (WT), and to investigate the association of these factors with clinical stage, pathological type, lymph node metastasis and vascular involvement of WT. Surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry was performed to screen differentially expressed proteins among WT and normal tissue pairs. Upregulated proteins in WT were separated and purified by solid phase extraction and Tricine SDS-PAGE, respectively...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692553/simultaneous-presentation-of-wilms-tumor-and-immature-ovarian-teratoma-in-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome
#17
Jason C White, Jinglan Liu, Akash Nahar
The Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a cancer predisposition syndrome characterized by a predilection to embryonal tumor growth, especially Wilms tumor, adrenocortical carcinomas, and hepatoblastomas. Genetic analysis of patients has revealed a link to the imprinted domain of the 11p15.5 chromosome and methylation status of the H19 locus and Igf-2. These genes have also been studied in other cancers, including ovarian teratomas. Our case is a patient with a simultaneous presentation of a Wilms tumor and immature ovarian teratoma and subsequently diagnosed with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, which has not been previously described...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690152/decreased-expression-of-orexin-1-receptor-in-adult-mice-testes-during-alloxan-induced-diabetes-mellitus-perturbs-testicular-steroidogenesis-and-glucose-homeostasis
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Deepanshu Joshi, Debarshi Sarkar, Shio Kumar Singh
Diabetes mellitus (DM) affects male reproductive system and causes infertility. The male reproductive health is largely dependent upon uptake and proper utilization of glucose by testicular cells. Results show involvement of orexin A (OXA) and its receptor (OX1R) in regulation of steroidogenesis and glucose homeostasis in adult mice testis. However, the role of OX1R in regulation of testicular functions during hyperglycemia has not been investigated so far. The present study, therefore, examined the role of OX1R in regulation of steroidogenesis and glucose homeostasis in testis of adult mice during alloxan-induced type 1 DM...
July 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687950/is-pre-operative-chemotherapy-desirable-in-all-patients-of-wilms-tumor
#19
Akash Kumar, Sameer Bakhshi, Sandeep Agarwala
The timing and role of chemotherapy in the management of Wilms' tumor has long been the matter of debate, with different groups showing equally comparable and encouraging results. Over the last decade, however, both the ideol-ogies seem to be converging and the attempt has been to identify groups benefitting with pre-operative chemotherapy, as well as those, where upfront resection should be attempted. In this article authors intend to discuss pros and cons of both the strategies and their applicability in a resource poor setting in developing countries like India...
July 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686852/integrated-meta-omic-analyses-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-microbiome-in-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Anne Kaysen, Anna Heintz-Buschart, Emilie E L Muller, Shaman Narayanasamy, Linda Wampach, Cédric C Laczny, Norbert Graf, Arne Simon, Katharina Franke, Jörg Bittenbring, Paul Wilmes, Jochen G Schneider
In patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), treatment-induced changes to the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiome have been linked to adverse outcomes, most notably graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). However, it is presently unknown whether this relationship is causal or consequential. Here, we performed an integrated meta-omic analysis to probe deeper into the GIT microbiome changes, during allo-HSCT, and its accompanying treatments. We used 16S and 18S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing to resolve archaea, bacteria, and eukaryotes within the GIT microbiomes of 16 patients undergoing allo-HSCT for the treatment of hematologic malignancies...
June 20, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
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