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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791723/functional-and-morphological-recovery-is-incomplete-after-acute-and-acute-recurrent-pancreatitis-in-children
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Srikanth Puttaiah Kadyada, Babu Ram Thapa, Karanvir Kaushal, Rama Walia, S V Rana, Narendra Dhaka, Sadhna B Lal, Rajendra Prasad, Subhamoy Das, Rajini Thakur, Kishore Kamal
OBJECTIVE: There is lack of data on functional and morphological recovery after an attack of acute pancreatitis (AP) or acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) in children. This study aims to evaluate the functional impairment and morphological changes in the pancreas after recovery. METHODS: All consecutive patients presenting with AP (n=61) or ARP (n=35), as per standard diagnostic criteria were enrolled. After 2 months of pancreatitis, fecal elastase-1(μg/g) and 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test to calculate oral disposition index (DIo )mmol/L-1 (beta cell function) were done...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791427/-insulinoma-found-in-patient-with-apparent-mental-disorder-a-case-report
#2
José León Chirinos-Revilla, Jenny Gabriela Fernandez-Sivincha
Pancreatic Insulinoma is a neuroendocrine tumor of the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans, has an incidence of 4 cases per 1 000 000 persons. We report the case of a 36-year-old woman with altered behavior associated with melancholy. Psychiatry describes an abnormal mental examination and diagnosed double depression; however, the patient had the Whipple triad and insulin/glucose ratio higher than 0.3. The insulinoma was localized by magnetic resonance imaging and treated with surgery. Insulinomas can mimic mental disorders, making early diagnosis difficult...
January 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790801/development-and-characterization-of-polymeric-microparticle-of-poly-d-l-lactic-acid-loaded-with-holmium-acetylacetonate
#3
Mariangela de Burgos M de Azevedo, Vitor H S de Melo, Carlos Roberto J Soares, Douglas M Miyamoto, Ricardo A Katayama, Peterson L Squair, Caio H N Barros, Ljubica Tasic
Biodegradable polymers containing radioactive isotopes such as Holmium 166 (166 Ho) have potential applications as beta particle emitters in tumor tissues. It is also a gamma ray emitter, allowing nuclear imaging of any tissue to be acquired. It is frequently used in the form of complexes such as holmium acetylacetonate (HoAcAc), which may cause damages in tissues next to the targets cancer cells, as it is difficult to control its linkage or healthy tissues radiotherapy effects. Poly(D,L-lactic acid), PDLLA, was used to encapsulate holmium acetylacetonate (HoAcAc) using an emulsion solvent extraction/evaporation technique...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790286/vascular-reconstruction-technique-of-a-perforated-portal-vein-during-a-pediatric-total-pancreatectomy-and-islet-autotransplant
#4
Kent J Peterson, Oscar K Serrano, Siobhan Flanagan, Srinath Chinnakotla
Hereditary pancreatitis (HP) is a progressive disease that can manifest in childhood with debilitating, relapsing pain. A total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplant (TPIAT) is a surgical option to relieve chronic pain while preserving the available beta-cell mass. The clinical course of HP is fraught with pancreatitis-related sequelae that can both necessitate and complicate a TPIAT. We describe a child with HP who developed a pancreatic pseudocyst-portal vein (PV) fistula. Active hemorrhage of the perforated PV into the pseudocyst and PV thrombosis complicated the planned TPIAT procedure and, preoperatively, required urgent image-guided stenting...
May 22, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788902/dystonia-deafness-syndrome-caused-by-actb-p-arg183trp-heterozygosity-shows-striatal-dopaminergic-dysfunction-and-response-to-pallidal-stimulation
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Inger Marie Skogseid, Oddveig Røsby, Ane Konglund, James P Connelly, Bård Nedregaard, Greg Eigner Jablonski, Nadja Kvernmo, Asbjørg Stray-Pedersen, Joel C Glover
BACKGROUND: Dystonia-deafness syndrome is a well-known clinical entity, with sensorineural deafness typically manifesting earlier than dystonia. ACTB p.Arg183Trp heterozygosity has been reported in six patients to cause combined infant-onset deafness and dystonia manifesting in adolescence or young adulthood. Three of these have received beneficial pallidal stimulation. Brain imaging to assess striatal function has not been reported previously, however. Nor has a comprehensive hypothesis been presented for how the pleiotropic manifestations of this specific beta-actin gene mutation originate developmentally...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774057/ocrelizumab-a-new-milestone-in-multiple-sclerosis-therapy
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REVIEW
Patricia Mulero, Luciana Midaglia, Xavier Montalban
B cells play a central role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS): they are involved in the activation of pro-inflammatory T cells, secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and production of autoantibodies directed against myelin. Hence, the use of B cell-depleting monoclonal antibodies as therapy for autoimmune diseases, including MS, has increased in recent years. Previous results with rituximab, the first therapeutic B cell-depleting chimeric monoclonal antibody that showed efficacy in MS clinical trials, encouraged researchers to evaluate the efficacy of a humanized anti-CD20 antibody, ocrelizumab, in MS...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771178/islet-microvasculature-alterations-with-loss-of-beta-cells-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Joseph S Canzano, Lith H Nasif, Elizabeth A Butterworth, Dongtao A Fu, Mark A Atkinson, Martha Campbell-Thompson
Islet microvasculature provides key architectural and functional roles, yet the morphological features of islets from patients with type 1 diabetes are poorly defined. We examined islet and exocrine microvasculature networks by multiplex immunofluorescence imaging of pancreases from organ donors with and without type 1 diabetes ( n=17 and n=16, respectively) and determined vessel diameter, density, and area. We also analyzed these variables in insulin-positive and insulin-negative islets of 7 type 1 diabetes donors...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770603/t-cell-tracking-using-cerenkov-and-radioluminescence-imaging
#8
F Boschi, F De Sanctis, S Ugel, A E Spinelli
Cancer immunotherapy is a promising strategy based on the ability of the immune system to kill selected cells. In the development of an effective T-cell therapy the non-invasive cell tracking methods play a crucial role. Here we investigate the potentialities of T-cell marked with radionuclides in order to detect their localization with imaging techniques in small animal rodents. A protocol to label T-cells with 32 P-ATP was tested and evaluated. The homing of 32 P-ATP labeled T lymphocytes was investigated by Cerenkov luminescence imaging and radioluminescence imaging The first approach relies on the acquisition of Cerenkov photons produced by the beta particles emitted by the 32 P internalized by lymphocytes; the second one on the detection of photons coming from the conversion of radioactive energy in light done by scintillator crystals layered on the animals...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764912/mitochondrial-pitrm1-peptidase-loss-of-function-in-childhood-cerebellar-atrophy
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Yeshaya Langer, Adi Aran, Suleyman Gulsuner, Bassam Abu Libdeh, Paul Renbaum, Dario Brunetti, Pedro-Filipe Teixeira, Tom Walsh, Sharon Zeligson, Roberta Ruotolo, Rachel Beeri, Imad Dweikat, Maher Shahrour, Ariella Weinberg-Shukron, Fouad Zahdeh, Enrico Baruffini, Elzbieta Glaser, Mary-Claire King, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Massimo Zeviani, Reeval Segel
OBJECTIVE: To identify the genetic basis of a childhood-onset syndrome of variable severity characterised by progressive spinocerebellar ataxia, mental retardation, psychotic episodes and cerebellar atrophy. METHODS: Identification of the underlying mutations by whole exome and whole genome sequencing. Consequences were examined in patients' cells and in yeast. RESULTS: Two brothers from a consanguineous Palestinian family presented with progressive spinocerebellar ataxia, mental retardation and psychotic episodes...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756143/potential-use-of-mcr-als-for-the-identification-of-coeliac-related-biochemical-changes-in-hyperspectral-raman-maps-from-pediatric-intestinal-biopsies
#10
Stefano Fornasaro, Annalisa Vicario, Luigina De Leo, Alois Bonifacio, Tarcisio Not, Valter Sergo
Raman hyperspectral imaging is an emerging practice in biological and biomedical research for label free analysis of tissues and cells. Using this method, both spatial distribution and spectral information of analyzed samples can be obtained. The current study reports the first Raman microspectroscopic characterisation of colon tissues from patients with Coeliac Disease (CD). The aim was to assess if Raman imaging coupled with hyperspectral multivariate image analysis is capable of detecting the alterations in the biochemical composition of intestinal tissues associated with CD...
May 14, 2018: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755708/growth-and-endocrine-function-in-tunisian-thalassemia-major-patients
#11
Naouel Guirat Dhouib, Monia Ben Khaled, Monia Ouederni, Habib Besbes, Ridha Kouki, Fethi Mellouli, Mohamed Bejaoui
β-thalassemia major (β-TM) is among the most common hereditary disorders imposing high expenses on health-care system worldwide. The patient's survival is dependent on lifetime blood transfusion which leads to iron overload and its toxicity in various organs including endocrine glands. This article provides an overview of endocrine disorders in beta-TM patients. This single center investigation enrolled 28 β-TM patients (16 males, 12 females) regularly transfused with packed red cell since early years of life...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749224/photoactivatable-rhodamine-spiroamides-and-diazoketones-decorated-with-universal-hydrophilizer-or-hydroxyl-groups
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Benoit Roubinet, Matthias Bischoff, Shamil Nizamov, Sergey Yan, Claudia Geisler, Stefan Stoldt, Gyuzel Y Mitronova, Vladimir N Belov, Mariano L Bossi, Stefan W Hell
Photoactivatable rhodamine spiroamides and spirocyclic diazoketones emerged recently as synthetic markers applicable in multicolor superresolution microscopy. However, their applicability in single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) is often limited by aggregation, unspecific adhesion and low reactivity caused by insufficient solubility and precipitation from aqueous solutions. We report here two synthetic modifications increasing the polarity of compact polycyclic and hydrophobic labels decorated with a reactive group: attachment of 3-sulfo-L-alanyl - beta-alanine dipeptide (a "universal hydrophilizer") or allylic hydroxylation in photosensitive rhodamine diazoketones (and spiroamides)...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747396/beta-estradiol-regulates-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-and-estrogen-receptors-in-telocytes-from-human-myometrium
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Adela Banciu, Daniel Dumitru Banciu, Cosmin Catalin Mustaciosu, Mihai Radu, Dragos Cretoiu, Junjie Xiao, Sanda Maria Cretoiu, Nicolae Suciu, Beatrice Mihaela Radu
Voltage-gated calcium channels and estrogen receptors are essential players in uterine physiology, and their association with different calcium signaling pathways contributes to healthy and pathological conditions of the uterine myometrium. Among the properties of the various cell subtypes present in human uterine myometrium, there is increasing evidence that calcium oscillations in telocytes (TCs) contribute to contractile activity and pregnancy. Our study aimed to evaluate the effects of beta-estradiol on voltage-gated calcium channels and estrogen receptors in TCs from human uterine myometrium and to understand their role in pregnancy...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739329/thrombin-and-factor-xa-link-the-coagulation-system-with-liver-fibrosis
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Ameet Dhar, Fouzia Sadiq, Quentin M Anstee, Adam P Levene, Robert D Goldin, Mark R Thursz
BACKGROUND: Thrombin activates hepatic stellate cells via protease-activated receptor-1. The role of Factor Xa (FXa) in hepatic fibrosis has not been elucidated. We aimed to evaluate the impact of FXa and thrombin in vitro on stellate cells and their respective inhibition in vivo using a rodent model of hepatic fibrosis. METHODS: HSC-LX2 cells were incubated with FXa and/or thrombin in cell culture, stained for αSMA and relative gene expression and gel contraction calculated...
May 8, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736712/cell-based-methods-to-identify-inducers-of-human-pancreatic-beta-cell-proliferation
#15
Courtney A Ackeifi, Ethan A Swartz, Peng Wang
Diabetes is the result of the insufficiency or dysfunction of pancreatic beta cells alone or in combination with insulin resistance. The replacement or regeneration of beta cells can effectively reverse diabetes in humans and rodents. Therefore, the identification of novel small molecules that promote pancreatic beta-cell proliferation is an attractive approach for diabetic therapy. While numerous hormones, small molecules, and growth factors are able to drive rodent beta cells to replicate, only a few small molecules have demonstrated the ability to stimulate human beta-cell proliferation...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721633/decreased-vmat2-in-the-pancreas-of-humans-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-measured-in-vivo-by-pet-imaging
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Gary W Cline, Mika Naganawa, Laigao Chen, Kristin Chidsey, Santos Carvajal-Gonzalez, Sylvester Pawlak, Michelle Rossulek, Yanwei Zhang, Jason Bini, Timothy J McCarthy, Richard E Carson, Roberto A Calle
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The progressive loss of beta cell function is part of the natural history of type 2 diabetes. Autopsy studies suggest that this is, in part, due to loss of beta cell mass (BCM), but this has not been confirmed in vivo. Non-invasive methods to quantify BCM may contribute to a better understanding of type 2 diabetes pathophysiology and the development of therapeutic strategies. In humans, the localisation of vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 (VMAT2) in beta cells and pancreatic polypeptide cells, with minimal expression in other exocrine or endocrine pancreatic cells, has led to its development as a measure of BCM...
May 2, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719132/abdominal-subcutaneous-fat-a-favorable-or-nonfunctional-fat-depot-for-glucose-metabolism-in-chinese-adults
#17
Xuhong Hou, Peizhu Chen, Gang Hu, Li Wei, Lei Jiao, Hongmei Wang, Yebei Liang, Yuqian Bao, Weiping Jia
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the associations of abdominal visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue with blood glucose and beta-cell function. METHODS: In this study, 11,223 participants without known diabetes were selected for this cross-sectional analysis. Visceral and subcutaneous fat area (VFA and SFA) were measured by magnetic resonance imaging. An oral glucose tolerance test was conducted, and beta-cell function was evaluated. RESULTS: Men had significantly larger VFA but smaller SFA than women...
May 2, 2018: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718662/high-spatial-resolution-imaging-of-mouse-pancreatic-islets-using-nanospray-desorption-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#18
Ruichuan Yin, Jennifer E Kyle, Kristin E Burnum-Johnson, Kent Bloodsworth, Lori Sussel, Charles Ansong, Julia Laskin
Nanospray Desorption Electrospray Ionization mass spectrometry imaging (nano-DESI MSI) enables ambient imaging of biological samples with high sensitivity and minimal sample pretreatment. Recently, we developed an approach for constant-distance mode MSI using shear force microscopy to precisely control the distance between the sample and the nano-DESI probe. Herein, we demonstrate the power of this approach for robust imaging of pancreatic islets with high spatial resolution of ~11 μm. Pancreatic islets are difficult to characterize using traditional mass spectrometry approaches due to their small size (~100 μm) and molecular heterogeneity...
May 2, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674421/anti-misrii-radiolabeled-antibodies-new-tools-for-a-theranostic-approach-in-ovarian-cancer
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Emmanuel Deshayes, Riad Ladjohounlou, Pierre Le Fur, Alexandre Pichard, Catherine Lozza, Vincent Boudousq, Samuel Sevestre, Marta Jarlier, Roxana Kashani, Joanna Koch, Jane Sosabowski, Julie Foster, Nicolas Chouin, Frank Bruchertseifer, Alfred Morgenstern, Pierre-Olivier Kotzki, Isabelle Navarro-Teulon, Jean-Pierre Pouget
We have developed the 16F12 mouse monoclonal antibody (mAb) that targets the MISRII receptor expressed by ovarian tumors. Here, we assessed in preclinical models the possibility to use radiolabeled 16F12 in a theranostic approach for small-volume ovarian peritoneal carcinomatosis, for instance after cytoreductive surgery. Methods: DOTA-, DTPA- or DFO-conjugated 16F12 mAb was radiolabeled with beta (177 Lu) or alpha (213 Bi) particle emitters for therapeutic use, and with 89 Zr for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674419/comparative-study-of-the-novel-rgd-motif-containing-itg%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-binding-peptides-sflap3-and-sfitgv6-for-diagnostic-application-in-hnscc
#20
Saskia Roesch, Thomas Lindner, Max Sauter, Anastasia Loktev, Paul Flechsig, Martin Müller, Walter Mier, Rolf Warta, Gerhard Dyckhoff, Christel Herold-Mende, Uwe Haberkorn, Annette Altmann
Alpha v beta 6 (αvβ6) integrin is overexpressed by several carcinomas, and thus considered as target for diagnostic imaging and anti-cancer therapies. Recently, we presented SFITGv6 as a novel potential tracer for imaging and targeted therapy of αvβ6 integin-positive carcinomas. Here, we analyzed affinity and specificity of five native αvβ6 integrin-specific binders in comparison to SFITGv6. Methods: Sunflower trypsin inhibitor (SFTI)-1-based peptides containing arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) motif-spanning octamers of fibronectin (SFFN1), tenascin C (SFTNC), vitronectin (SFVTN), and latency-associated peptides (LAP) 1 (SFLAP1), and 3 (SFLAP3) were synthesized and their binding potential to αvβ6 integrin-expressing head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines was evaluated...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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