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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325358/seromucinous-ovarian-tumor-a-comparison-with-the-rest-of-ovarian-epithelial-tumors
#1
Georgia Karpathiou, Celine Chauleur, Thomas Corsini, Melany Venet, Cyril Habougit, Freschia Honeyman, Fabien Forest, Michel Peoc'h
BACKGROUND: Seromucinous ovarian tumors are rare and not adequately described in the literature and this is especially true for seromucinous carcinomas. AIM OF THE STUDY: To describe histological and clinical features of these tumors in comparison with the rest of ovarian epithelial tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and forty one (241) ovarian tumors, borderline (n=92) or malignant (n=149), treated surgically without neoadjuvant chemotherapy, were examined...
April 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319573/vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-maturation-stage-and-ki-67-index-are-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-pathologic-grade-of-ovarian-teratoma
#2
Masako Hongo-Kohama, Atsushi Kurata, Hirotsugu Hashimoto, Koji Fujita, Hajime Horiuchi, Toshitaka Nagao, Masahiko Kuroda
Although immature teratoma of the ovary is a rare disease, its pathologic grading, especially between low-grade (grade 1) and high-grade (grade 2 or 3) immature teratomas, is important for optimal therapy and prognosis. This grading, however, is currently solely dependent on quantitation of neuroepithelial components as judged by subjective assessments. As we have recently successfully studied the maturation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in other organs using an h-caldesmon to α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) ratio, we decided to use this ratio to investigate a potential link between teratoma grade and SMC maturation, in combination with Ki-67 index...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304338/serum-magnesium-concentrations-in-the-canadian-population-and-associations-with-diabetes-glycemic-regulation-and-insulin-resistance
#3
Jesse Bertinato, Kuan Chiao Wang, Stephen Hayward
Total serum magnesium (Mg) concentration (SMC) is commonly used to assess Mg status. This study reports current SMCs of Canadians and their associations with demographic factors, diabetes, and measures of glycemic control and insulin resistance using results from the Canadian Health Measures Survey cycle 3 (2012-2013). Associations were examined in adults aged 20-79 years using linear mixed models. Mean SMCs and percentile distributions for 11 sex-age groups between 3 and 79 years (n = 5561) are reported. SMCs were normally distributed and differences (p < 0...
March 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302748/smc5-6-is-required-for-the-formation-of-segregation-competent-bivalent-chromosomes-during-meiosis-i-in-mouse-oocytes
#4
Grace Hwang, Fengyun Sun, Marilyn O'Brien, John J Eppig, Mary Ann Handel, Philip W Jordan
SMC complexes include three major classes: cohesin, condensin, and SMC5/6. However, the localization pattern and genetic requirements for the SMC5/6 complex during mammalian oogenesis had not previously been examined. In mouse oocytes, the SMC5/6 complex is enriched at the pericentromeric heterochromatin, and also localizes along chromosome arms during meiosis. The infertility phenotypes of females with a Zp3-Cre-driven conditional knockout (cKO) of Smc5 demonstrated that maternally expressed SMC5 protein is essential for early embryogenesis...
March 16, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302627/inhibition-of-smooth-muscle-%C3%AE-catenin-hinders-neointima-formation-after-vascular-injury
#5
Dario F Riascos-Bernal, Prameladevi Chinnasamy, Jordana N Gross, Vanessa Almonte, Lander Egaña-Gorroño, Dippal Parikh, Smitha Jayakumar, Liang Guo, Nicholas E S Sibinga
OBJECTIVE: Smooth muscle cells (SMCs) contribute to neointima formation after vascular injury. Although β-catenin expression is induced after injury, whether its function is essential in SMCs for neointimal growth is unknown. Moreover, although inhibitors of β-catenin have been developed, their effects on SMC growth have not been tested. We assessed the requirement for SMC β-catenin in short-term vascular homeostasis and in response to arterial injury and investigated the effects of β-catenin inhibitors on vascular SMC growth...
March 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301465/an-smc-like-protein-binds-and-regulates-caenorhabditis-elegans-condensins
#6
Lucy Fang-I Chao, Meha Singh, James Thompson, John R Yates, Kirsten A Hagstrom
Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes (SMC) family proteins participate in multisubunit complexes that govern chromosome structure and dynamics. SMC-containing condensin complexes create chromosome topologies essential for mitosis/meiosis, gene expression, recombination, and repair. Many eukaryotes have two condensin complexes (I and II); C. elegans has three (I, II, and the X-chromosome specialized condensin IDC) and their regulation is poorly understood. Here we identify a novel SMC-like protein, SMCL-1, that binds to C...
March 16, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300828/ncaph-plays-important-roles-in-human-colon-cancer
#7
Liang Yin, Li-Ping Jiang, Qiu-Shuo Shen, Qiu-Xia Xiong, Xiao Zhuo, Long-Long Zhang, Hai-Jing Yu, Xiang Guo, Ying Luo, Jian Dong, Qing-Peng Kong, Cui-Ping Yang, Yong-Bin Chen
Colon cancer (CC) is one of the major malignancies worldwide, whose pathogenesis is complex and requires the accumulated alteration of multiple genes and signaling pathways. Condensins are multi-protein complexes that play pivotal roles in chromosome assembly and segregation during mitosis, meiosis and even tumorigenesis. Using tissue microarrays by immunohistochemistry and hematoxylin-eosin staining, we found that non-SMC condensin I complex subunit H (NCAPH) in colon cancerous tissues was higher than that in all corresponding adjacent non-cancerous tissues...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297683/effects-of-hypothermia-on-the-mechanical-behavior-of-rabbit-femoral-arteries
#8
Kozaburo Hayashi, Yuki Kurose
The need to better understand the effects of non-physiological temperatures on arterial wall behavior is becoming more important because of the increased clinical use of hypothermal and hyperthermal treatments. The present study was performed to examine the effects of temperature on the mechanical behavior of femoral arteries excised from rabbits. Among 17, 27, 37, and 42°C, there were no significant differences in their diameter, stiffness, and P-D relations under the physiologically normal, control condition, although the arterial diameter was slightly smaller at 42°C than at the other three temperatures...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286005/overall-shapes-of-the-smc-scpab-complex-are-determined-by-balance-between-constraint-and-relaxation-of-its-structural-parts
#9
Katsuhiko Kamada, Masayuki Su'etsugu, Hiraku Takada, Makoto Miyata, Tatsuya Hirano
The SMC-ScpAB complex plays a crucial role in chromosome organization and segregation in many bacteria. It is composed of a V-shaped SMC dimer and an ScpAB subcomplex that bridges the two Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes (SMC) head domains. Despite its functional significance, the mechanistic details of SMC-ScpAB remain obscure. Here we provide evidence that ATP-dependent head-head engagement induces a lever movement of the SMC neck region, which might help to separate juxtaposed coiled-coil arms. Binding of the ScpA N-terminal domain (NTD) to the SMC neck region is negatively regulated by the ScpB C-terminal domain...
March 7, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283548/smooth-muscle-cell-specific-deletion-of-col15a1-unexpectedly-leads-to-impaired-development-of-advanced-atherosclerotic-lesions
#10
Brittany G Durgin, Olga A Cherepanova, Delphine Gomez, Themistoclis Karaoli, Gabriel F Alencar, Joshua T Butcher, Yu-Qing Zhou, Michelle P Bendeck, Brant E Isakson, Gary K Owens, Jessica J Connelly
Atherosclerotic plaque rupture with subsequent embolic events is a major cause of sudden death from myocardial infarction or stroke. Although smooth muscle cells (SMC) produce and respond to collagens in vitro, there is no direct evidence in vivo that SMC are a crucial source of collagens and that this impacts lesion development or fibrous cap formation. We sought to determine how conditional SMC specific knockout of collagen type XV (COL15A1) in SMC lineage tracing mice affects advanced lesion formation given: 1) we previously identified a Col15a1 sequence variant associated with age related atherosclerosis; 2) COL15A1 is a matrix organizer enhancing tissue structural integrity; and 3) siRNA mediated Col15a1 knockdown increased migration and decreased proliferation of cultured human SMC...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278475/robust-control-of-a-cable-driven-soft-exoskeleton-joint-for-intrinsic-human-robot-interaction
#11
Christopher Jarrett, Andrew McDaid
A novel, cable-driven soft joint is presented for use in robotic rehabilitation exoskeletons to provide intrinsic, comfortable human-robot interaction. The torque-displacement characteristics of the soft elastomeric core contained within the joint are modelled. This knowledge is used in conjunction with a dynamic system model to derive a sliding mode controller (SMC) to implement low-level torque control of the joint. The SMC controller is experimentally compared to a baseline feedback-linearised PD controller across a range of conditions and shown to be robust to un-modelled disturbances...
March 1, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273796/image-based-multi-target-tracking-through-multi-bernoulli-filtering-with-interactive-likelihoods
#12
Anthony Hoak, Henry Medeiros, Richard J Povinelli
We develop an interactive likelihood (ILH) for sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) methods for image-based multiple target tracking applications. The purpose of the ILH is to improve tracking accuracy by reducing the need for data association. In addition, we integrate a recently developed deep neural network for pedestrian detection along with the ILH with a multi-Bernoulli filter. We evaluate the performance of the multi-Bernoulli filter with the ILH and the pedestrian detector in a number of publicly available datasets (2003 PETS INMOVE, Australian Rules Football League (AFL) and TUD-Stadtmitte) using standard, well-known multi-target tracking metrics (optimal sub-pattern assignment (OSPA) and classification of events, activities and relationships for multi-object trackers (CLEAR MOT))...
March 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270253/genomic-differentiation-between-asturiana-de-los-valles-avile%C3%A3-a-negra-ib%C3%A3-rica-bruna-dels-pirineus-morucha-pirenaica-retinta-and-rubia-gallega-cattle-breeds
#13
A González-Rodríguez, S Munilla, E F Mouresan, J J Cañas-Álvarez, J A Baro, A Molina, C Díaz, J Altarriba, J Piedrafita, L Varona
The Spanish local beef cattle breeds have most likely common origin followed by a process of differentiation. This particular historical evolution has most probably left detectable signatures in the genome. The objective of this study was to identify genomic regions associated with differentiation processes in seven Spanish autochthonous populations (Asturiana de los Valles (AV), Avileña-Negra Ibérica (ANI), Bruna dels Pirineus (BP), Morucha (Mo), Pirenaica (Pi), Retinta (Re) and Rubia Gallega (RG)). The BovineHD 777K BeadChip was used on 342 individuals (AV, n=50; ANI, n=48; BP, n=50; Mo, n=50; Pi, n=48; Re, n=48; RG, n=48) chosen to be as unrelated as possible...
March 8, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270078/a-preliminary-study-of-the-action-of-virtosomes-from-non-dividing-cells-on-tumour-cell-replication-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
Mariano Garcia-Arranz, Damian Garcia-Olmo, Luz Vega-Clemente, Maurice Stroun
BACKGROUND: A DNA-RNA-lipoprotein complex, termed a virtosome, is released spontaneously from healthy human, other mammalian, avian, amphibian and plant cells in a regulated and energy-dependent manner. Studies on human and mouse lymphocytes, hepatocytes, NIH 3T3 cells and mouse tumour cell lines have shown that virtosomes may be acting as inter-cellular messengers. In particular, virtosomes from non-dividing cells blocked 3H-thymidine incorporation into DNA in tumour cell lines. OBJECTIVE: Study of the effect of virtosomes on tumors &quot;in vivo&quot; and &quot;in vitro&quot; Methods and Results...
February 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265475/improvement-and-neuroplasticity-after-combined-rehabilitation-to-forced-grasping
#15
Michiko Arima, Atsuko Ogata, Kazumi Kawahira, Megumi Shimodozono
The grasp reflex is a distressing symptom but the need to treat or suppress it has rarely been discussed in the literature. We report the case of a 17-year-old man who had suffered cerebral infarction of the right putamen and temporal lobe 10 years previously. Forced grasping of the hemiparetic left upper limb was improved after a unique combined treatment. Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) was first injected into the left biceps, wrist flexor muscles, and finger flexor muscles. Forced grasping was reduced along with spasticity of the upper limb...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260053/spatiotemporal-expression-of-wnt3a-during-striated-muscle-complex-development-in-rat-embryos-with-ethylenethiourea-induced-anorectal-malformations
#16
Yuanyuan Geng, Jie Mi, Hong Gao, Huimin Jia, Weilin Wang
Numerous patients with anorectal malformations (ARMs) continue to experience fecal incontinence and constipation following surgical procedures. One of the most important factors that influences defecation is the striated muscle complex (SMC). Wnt signaling regulates the expression of myogenic regulatory factors, which serve an important role in muscle development. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the expression pattern of Wnt3a protein (by immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis) and mRNA [by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR)] in the SMC of ARM model rats that were exposed to ethylenethiourea...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259995/microrna-182-prevents-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-dedifferentiation-via-fgf9-pdgfr%C3%AE-signaling
#17
Nana Dong, Wei Wang, Jinwei Tian, Zulong Xie, Bo Lv, Jiannan Dai, Rui Jiang, Dan Huang, Shaohong Fang, Jiangtian Tian, Hulun Li, Bo Yu
The abnormal phenotypic transformation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) causes various proliferative vascular diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) have been established to play important roles in SMC biology and phenotypic modulation. This study revealed that the expression of miR‑182 was markedly altered during rat vascular SMC phenotypic transformation in vitro. We aimed to investigate the role of miR‑182 in the vascular SMC phenotypic switch and to determine the potential molecular mechanisms involved...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258183/the-bacterial-sequential-markov-coalescent
#18
Nicola De Maio, Daniel J Wilson
Bacteria can exchange and acquire new genetic material from other organisms directly and via the environment. This process, known as bacterial recombination, has a strong impact on the evolution of bacteria, for example leading to the spread of antibiotic resistance across clades and species, and to the avoidance of clonal interference. Recombination hinders phylogenetic and transmission inference because it creates patterns of substitutions (homoplasies) inconsistent with the hypothesis of a single evolutionary tree...
March 3, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258089/oncostatin-m-receptor-%C3%AE-deficiency-attenuates-atherogenesis-by-inhibiting-jak2-stat3-signaling-in-macrophages
#19
Xin Zhang, Jing Li, Juan-Juan Qin, Wen-Lin Cheng, Xueyong Zhu, Fu-Han Gong, Zhigang She, Zan Huang, Hao Xia, Hongliang Li
Oncostatin M (OSM) is a secreted cytokine mainly involved in chronic inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases through binding to OSM receptor β(OSMR-β). Recent studies demonstrated that the presence of OSM contributed to the destabilization of atherosclerotic plaque. To investigate whether OSMR-β deficiency affects atherosclerosis, male OSMR-β-/-ApoE-/- mice were generated and utilized. Here we observed OSMR-β expression was remarkably up-regulated in both human and mouse atherosclerotic lesions, which was mainly located in macrophages...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256247/noradrenaline-has-opposing-effects-on-the-hydraulic-conductance-of-arterial-intima-and-media
#20
K Y Chooi, A Comerford, S J Sherwin, P D Weinberg
The uptake of circulating macromolecules by the arterial intima is thought to be a key step in atherogenesis. Such transport is dominantly advective, so elucidating the mechanisms of water transport is important. The relation between vasoactive agents and water transport in the arterial wall is incompletely understood. Here we applied our recently-developed combination of computational and experimental methods to investigate the effects of noradrenaline (NA) on hydraulic conductance of the wall (Lp), medial extracellular matrix volume fraction (ϕ(ECM)) and medial permeability (K1(1)) in the rat abdominal aorta...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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