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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916802/local-juvenile-hormone-activity-regulates-gut-homeostasis-and-tumor-growth-in-adult-drosophila
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M M Rahman, X Franch-Marro, J L Maestro, D Martin, A Casali
Hormones play essential roles during development and maintaining homeostasis in adult organisms, regulating a plethora of biological processes. Generally, hormones are secreted by glands and perform a systemic action. Here we show that Juvenile Hormones (JHs), insect sesquiterpenoids synthesized by the corpora allata, are also synthesized by the adult Drosophila gut. This local, gut specific JH activity, is synthesized by and acts on the intestinal stem cell and enteroblast populations, regulating their survival and cellular growth through the JH receptors Gce/Met and the coactivator Tai...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911826/immunoproteasome-selective-and-non-selective-inhibitors-a-promising-approach-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
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Roberta Ettari, Maria Zappalà, Silvana Grasso, Caterina Musolino, Vanessa Innao, Alessandro Allegra
The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is the major non-lysosomal proteolytic system for the degradation of abnormal or damaged proteins no longer required. The proteasome is involved in degradation of numerous proteins which regulate the cell cycle, indicating a role in controlling cell proliferation and maintaining cell survival. Defects in the UPS can lead to anarchic cell proliferation and to tumor development. For these reasons UPS inhibition has become a significant new strategy for drug development in cancer treatment...
September 11, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910203/the-t-box-transcription-factor-tbx2-regulates-cell-proliferation-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Jing Wang, Yin Liu, Zhongyuan Su, Li Pan, Fan Lu, Jia Qu, Ling Hou
PURPOSE: Vertebrate eye development and function critically depend on the regulation of proliferation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. Hence, a thorough analysis of the molecular parameters controlling RPE cell proliferation is crucial for our understanding of the physiology of this cell type both in health and in disease. The T-box transcription factor TBX2 is an important cell cycle regulator in development and oncogenesis, but its specific role in RPE cell proliferation is far from clear...
September 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903430/resveratrol-inhibits-age-dependent-spontaneous-tumorigenesis-by-sirt1-mediated-post-translational-modulations-in-the-annual-fish-nothobranchius-guentheri
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Tingting Liu, Long Ma, Zhaodi Zheng, Fenglin Li, Shan Liu, Yingbo Xie, Guorong Li
Resveratrol, SIRT1 activator, inhibits carcinogenesis predominantly performed in transgenic animal models, orthotopic cancers of nude mice or different cancer cell lines, but its effects during process of spontaneous tumors using vertebrate models remain untested. Spontaneous liver neoplasm is an age-related disease and is inhibited by resveratrol in the annual fish Nothobranchius guentheri, which indicates that the fish can act as an excellent model to study spontaneous tumorigenesis. Totally, 175 fish were fed with resveratrol and another 175 fish for controls...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903061/lymphatic-drainage-system-of-the-brain-a-novel-target-for-intervention-of-neurological-diseases
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Bao-Liang Sun, Li-Hua Wang, Tuo Yang, Lei-Lei Mao, Jing-Yi Sun, Ming-Feng Yang, Hui Yuan, Robert A Colvin, Xiao-Yi Yang
The belief that the vertebrate brain functions normally without classical lymphatic drainage vessels has been held for many decades. On the contrary, new findings show that functional lymphatic drainage does exist in the brain. The brain lymphatic drainage system is composed of basement membrane-based perivascular pathway, a brain-wide glymphatic pathway, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage routes including sinus-associated meningeal lymphatic vessels and olfactory/cervical lymphatic routes. The brain lymphatic systems function physiological as a route of drainage for interstitial fluid (ISF) from brain parenchyma to nearby lymph nodes...
September 10, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898798/free-disease-long-term-survival-in-primary-thoracic-spine-leiomyosarcoma-after-total-en-bloc-spondylectomy-a-case-report
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José Ramirez-Villaescusa, Adriana Canosa-Fernández, Antonio Martin-Benlloch, David Ruiz-Picazo, Jesús López-Torres Hidalgo
INTRODUCTION: To describe an unusual primary vertebral leiomyosarcoma in thoracic spine. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An isolated lesion of the T11 vertebra in a 62-year-old woman with no neurologic deficit is reported. Imaging findings indicated a nonspecific high-grade malignant lesion. TC-guided biopsy failed thus open incisional biopsy was needed. A diagnosis of low-intermediate mesenchymal sarcoma was made. A total en bloc spondylectomy of T11 was performed with three-column reconstruction...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894900/interaction-between-luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone-and-gm1-doped-cholesterol-sphingomyelin-vesicles-a-spectroscopic-study
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Zarrin Shahzadi, Chaitali Mukhopadhyay
Understanding the role of neural membrane in translocation and action of neurohormone is of great importance. Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) is a neuropeptide hormone and it acts as a final signaling molecule by stimulating the synthesis of LH and FSH to maintain reproduction in all vertebrates. The receptors of LHRH are found in breast tumors and pituitary gland in the brain. Moreover, neural plasma membrane is also found to contain specific binding site for LHRH. The mechanism by which LHRH binds to membrane before it binds to the receptors is a very critical step and can have a profound impact upon the translation of peptide across the membrane...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891898/vascular-anomalies-of-posterior-fossa-and-their-implications
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Rajani Singh, Raj Kumar, Arushi Kumar
Posterior fossa houses very vital and sensitive structures namely midbrain, pons, medulla, and cerebellum. These structures are irrigated by vertebral, posterior inferior cerebellar, anterior inferior cerebellar, and superior cerebellar arteries. Parts of brain located in posterior fossa control important parts of body so any variation pertaining to stenosis, atresia, hypoplasia, fenestration, agenesis, and duplication in the arteries supplying these parts alter the irrigation pattern culminating into various morbid and mortal neurologic disorders...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888423/transposons-as-tools-for-functional-genomics-in-vertebrate-models
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REVIEW
Koichi Kawakami, David A Largaespada, Zoltán Ivics
Genetic tools and mutagenesis strategies based on transposable elements are currently under development with a vision to link primary DNA sequence information to gene functions in vertebrate models. By virtue of their inherent capacity to insert into DNA, transposons can be developed into powerful tools for chromosomal manipulations. Transposon-based forward mutagenesis screens have numerous advantages including high throughput, easy identification of mutated alleles, and providing insight into genetic networks and pathways based on phenotypes...
September 6, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887217/transcriptional-factors-eaf1-2-inhibit-endoderm-and-mesoderm-formation-via-suppressing-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Jing-Xia Liu, Qin-Han Xu, Sen Li, XueDong Yu, WenYe Liu, Gang Ouyang, Ting Zhang, Ling-Ling Chen
Eaf family genes act in multiple cellular responses such as tumor suppression and embryonic development. In our previous work, Eaf1/2 was found to modulate convergence and extension (C&E) movements and pattern the embryonic anterior-posterior axis during zebrafish embryogenesis. Here, we found that loss-of-function of eaf1/2 caused expanded mesoderm and endoderm in zebrafish embryos and led to the recovery of endoderm specification in TGF-β factor-mzoep(tz257) mutants, while gain-of-function of eaf1/2 induced reduced mesoderm and endoderm...
September 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887080/a-rare-case-of-metastatic-extramammary-paget-disease-of-the-spine-and-review-of-the-literature
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A Karim Ahmed, C Rory Goodwin, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Doreen Nguyen, Daniel M Sciubba
Extramammary Paget disease is an intraepithelial neoplasm affecting cells rich in apocrine glands-often located in the vulvar, scrotal, or perianal region. It typically affects older patients, between the ages of 50 and 80years old, and is most often limited to the epidermis. A 47-year-old Asian male first presented with enlargement of the right inguinal lymph node. A subsequent biopsy revealed extrammamary Paget disease of the scrotum. The patient eventually developed significant worsening back pain with bilateral lower extremity numbness and weakness three months later...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881121/the-predictable-factors-of-the-postoperative-kyphotic-change-of-sagittal-alignment-of-the-cervical-spine-after-the-laminoplasty
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Jun Seok Lee, Dong Wuk Son, Su Hun Lee, Dong Ha Kim, Sang Weon Lee, Geun Sung Song
OBJECTIVE: Laminoplasty is an effective surgical method for treating cervical degenerative disease. However, postoperative complications such as kyphosis, restriction of neck motion, and instability are often reported. Despite sufficient preoperative lordosis, this procedure often aggravates the lordotic curve of the cervical spine and straightens cervical alignment. Hence, it is important to examine preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative kyphotic alignment changes. Our study aimed to investigate preoperative radiologic parameters associated with kyphotic deformity post laminoplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878257/molecular-mechanisms-governing-microrna-125a-expression-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Nicoletta Potenza, Marta Panella, Filomena Castiello, Nicola Mosca, Elena Amendola, Aniello Russo
MicroRNA-125a-5p (miR-125a) is a vertebrate homolog of lin-4, the first discovered microRNA, and plays a fundamental role in embryo development by downregulating Lin-28 protein. MiR-125a is also expressed in differentiated cells where it generally acts as an antiproliferative factor by targeting membrane receptors or intracellular transductors of mitogenic signals. MiR-125a expression is downregulated in several tumors, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) where it targets sirtuin-7, matrix metalloproteinase-11, VEGF-A, Zbtb7a, and c-Raf...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872530/modified-en-bloc-spondylectomy-for-tumors-of-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine-surgical-technique-and-outcomes
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Akash A Shah, Nuno R Paulino Pereira, Frank X Pedlow, John C Wain, Sam S Yoon, Francis J Hornicek, Joseph H Schwab
BACKGROUND: Total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) for the treatment of spinal tumors decreases local recurrence and improves survival compared with intralesional resection. TES approaches vary in both the number of stages to complete the procedure and instruments with which osteotomies are performed. METHODS: We describe a 2-stage technique that employs the use of threadwire saws. We performed a retrospective review of cases of primary tumors and solitary metastases involving the thoracic or lumbar spine treated with use of our modified technique at our institution between 2010 and 2016, identifying eligible patients by searching for specific phrases in operative reports found in our oncologic database...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870434/cerebral-infarctions-following-palliative-transarterial-chemoembolization-with-embozene-of-a-vertebral-body-metastatic-tumor
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Teresa M Lee, Alejandro Vargas, Sumeet Dua, Rima M Dafer
Preoperative transarterial chemoembolization has been widely used as an adjunct therapy for hypervascular metastatic spinal tumors. Several therapeutic iodized oil-based agents have been used in combination with anticancer drugs for injection into a feeding artery. Novel spherical agents with narrow-range particles and lower tendency to clump are preferred for the embolization of vascular malformations and hypervascular tumors. We describe the first case of cerebral embolization resulting in posterior circulation infarctions following transarterial embolization of a vascular vertebral body metastatic tumor with Embozene microspheres...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868202/a-thoracic-vertebral-localization-of-a-metastasized-cutaneous-merkel-cell-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rosario Maugeri, Antonella Giugno, Roberto G Giammalva, Carlo Gulì, Luigi Basile, Francesca Graziano, Domenico G Iacopino
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine skin tumor, which may be related to sun exposure. It can metastasize to lungs, liver and bone, leading to severe morbidity and mortality. Vertebral metastases from MCC are rare. The authors report the tenth case in the literature, a 59-year-old patient with MCC, which was primarily localized in the scalp, and later provoked distant metastasis to the thoracic spinal column. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 59-year-old woman was admitted at our Unit of Neurosurgery with a 4-month history of progressive and severe dorsal back pain, without neurological signs...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868185/t2-vertebrectomy-with-combined-anterior-and-posterior-arthrodesis-for-treatment-of-a-solitary-plasmacytoma
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Gordon Preston, Toomas Anton
BACKGROUND: Plasma cell neoplasmas are a heterogenous group of neoplastic tumor lesions occurring secondary to disordered proliferation of cells from a monocyte lineage. Plasmacytoma is a rare lesion that accounts for 5% of all plasma cell neoplasms. The current recommended treatment for solitary plasmacytoma is moderate dose radiation therapy. For patients who are suffering from axial back pain, spinal instability, radiculopathy, or bowel/bladder dysfunction secondary to spinal cord compression, surgical intervention with spinal decompression and stabilization can be used as an adjuvant to radiation therapy...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862793/fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-of-lytic-bone-lesions-an-institution-s-experience
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Uday Shergill, Taisia Vitkovski, Guillaume Stoffels, Melissa Klein, Cecilia Gimenez, Alice Laser, Rubina Cocker, Karen Chau, Kasturi Das
OBJECTIVES: Fine needle aspiration (FNAB) is an effective, minimally-invasive, inexpensive, diagnostic technique. The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of FNAB in the diagnosis of bone lesions. METHODS: FNABs of bone lesions diagnosed at our institution over a 2-year period were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: 241 samples were reviewed. Patients included 121 males and 120 females, with ages ranging from 4-95 years (mean = 66 years)...
September 1, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862040/lymphoplasmacyte-rich-meningioma-with-atypical-angiomatous-feature-and-an-increased-deposition-of-igg4-positive-plasma-cells-an-unusual-case-report
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Hyun-Jin Son, In Kyu Yu, Seong Min Kim
Lymphoplasmacyte-rich meningioma (LPRM) is an extremely rare variant of meningioma, and a small percentage of LPRM may be associated with IgG4-related disease. To date, the coexistence of 2 rare meningioma variants consisting of LPRM and angiomatous meningioma within one neoplasm has not been reported in the literature. A 56-year-old woman presented with episodes of frequent and severe epistaxis that began 4 months ago. Initial magnetic resonance imaging showed localized, heterogeneous, and intermediate to high signal lesion at the odontoid process and clivus...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861842/myeloma-and-bone-disease
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REVIEW
Cristina Panaroni, Andrew J Yee, Noopur S Raje
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bone disease is a defining characteristic of multiple myeloma (MM) and the major cause of morbidity. It manifests as lytic lesions or osteopenia and is often associated with severe pain, pathological fracture, spinal cord compression, vertebral collapse, and hypercalcemia. Here, we have reviewed recent data on understanding its biology and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: The imbalance between bone regeneration and bone resorption underlies the pathogenesis of osteolytic bone disease...
August 31, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
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