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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098178/lithium-accumulates-in-neurogenic-brain-regions-as-revealed-by-high-resolution-ion-imaging
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Giulia Zanni, Wojciech Michno, Elena Di Martino, Anna Tjärnlund-Wolf, Jean Pettersson, Charlotte Elizabeth Mason, Gustaf Hellspong, Klas Blomgren, Jörg Hanrieder
Lithium (Li) is a potent mood stabilizer and displays neuroprotective and neurogenic properties. Despite extensive investigations, the mechanisms of action have not been fully elucidated, especially in the juvenile, developing brain. Here we characterized lithium distribution in the juvenile mouse brain during 28 days of continuous treatment that result in clinically relevant serum concentrations. By using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry- (ToF-SIMS) based imaging we were able to delineate temporospatial lithium profile throughout the brain and concurrent distribution of endogenous lipids with high chemical specificity and spatial resolution...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094890/three-months-of-western-diet-induces-small-intestinal-mucosa-alteration-in-tlr-ko-mice
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Claudia Sardi, Patrizia Luchini, Andrea Emanuelli, Amedeo Giannoni, Elisa Martini, Lucia M Manara, Lucia Sfondrini, Marinos Kallikourdis, Michele Sommariva, Cristiano Rumio
Several studies support the role of Western-style diet (WD) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Toll-like receptors/NOD-like receptors (TLRs/NLRs) are important to maintain a healthy epithelium as well as inducing inflammation. Given that dietary factors influence IBD development, that epithelial dysfunction is thought to be involved in initiating intestinal inflammation and that TLR-NLR are involved in maintenance of the functionality of intestinal epithelium as well as in regulating inflammation, we decided to examine the role of TLR signals in the triggering events that lead to alteration of the small intestinal epithelium associated to consumption of WD...
January 17, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094663/high-pressure-low-flow-remodeling-of-the-rat-saphenous-vein-wall
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Judit R Hetthéssy, Anna-Mária Tőkés, Sándor Kérész, Petra Balla, Gabriella Dörnyei, Emil Monos, György L Nádasy
Objective To better understand factors that may play a role in the development of varicosities. Methods We induced combined flow-pressure disturbance in the saphenous system of the rat by performing chronic partial clipping of the main branch. Biomechanical and quantitative histological testing was undertaken. Results A rich microvenous network developed. Bloodflow decreased to 0.65 ± 0.18 µl/s (control side, 3.5 ± 1.4 µl/s) and pressure elevated to 6.8 ± 0.7 mmHg (control side, 2.3 ± 0...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094003/recombinant-thrombomodulin-suppresses-tumor-growth-of-pancreatic-cancer-by-blocking-thrombin-induced-par1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Yoshihiro Shirai, Tadashi Uwagawa, Hiroaki Shiba, Yohta Shimada, Takashi Horiuchi, Nobuhiro Saito, Kenei Furukawa, Toya Ohashi, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: Thrombomodulin, an anticoagulant that inhibits thrombin-induced growth factor promotion, also has an anti-inflammatory effect. Furthermore, thrombomodulin inhibits nuclear factor-kappa B activation, which plays a crucial role in cancer progression. We assessed the antitumor activity of recombinant thrombomodulin for pancreatic cancer. METHODS: A xenograft orthotopic model was established in mice by implantation of human pancreatic cancer cells. The animals were treated with intraperitoneal injection of recombinant thrombomodulin 5 times a week for 4 weeks...
January 13, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093664/cell-proliferation-and-differentiation-during-the-three-dimensional-reconstitution-of-eccrine-sweat-glands
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Xuexue Li, Haihong Li, Mingjun Zhang, Liyun Chen, Bingna Zhang
The aim of this study is to characterize the cell proliferation and proliferating cell types during three-dimensional reconstitution of eccrine sweat glands. Eccrine sweat gland cells suspended in Matrigel were injected subcutaneously into the inguinal regions of nude mice. At 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 14, 21, 28, 35 and 42 days post-implantation, Matrigel plugs were immunostained for Ki67, to detect cycling cells, and the Ki67 labeling index at different time points was calculated. Three pairs of antibodies, Ki67/K7, Ki67/K14 and Ki67/α-SMA, were used to identify proliferating cell types in the plugs, on days 28, 35 and 42, by immunofluorescence double staining...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093344/unusual-intracerebral-presentation-of-a-myxoid-neurofibroma-a-case-report
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Marcos Devanir Silva da Costa, Karina Hoshino, João Norberto Stavale, Oreste Paulo Lanzoni, Sergio Cavalheiro, Manoel Antonio Paiva Neto
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromas are benign nerve sheath tumors that usually affect peripheral nerves and are related to Neurofibromatosis type 1; however, they have not been described as a cause of intraparenchymal brain tumor. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of intracranial myxoid neurofibroma in a 19-year-old female patient manifested as an intense and progressive cephalea, followed by nausea, vomiting, and photo- and phonophobia. Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed an extent expansive left frontoparietal parafalcine/parasagittal tumor...
January 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092336/the-construction-of-expanded-prefabricated-adipose-tissue-epat-using-an-external-volume-expansion-eve-device
#7
Yi Yuan, Shuifa Yang, Yangyan Yi, Jianhua Gao, Feng Lu
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have demonstrated that mechanical forces promote the growth of adipose tissue. However, the mechanism of adipose tissue regeneration induced by mechanical forces remains unclear. METHODS: In an experiment using rats, prefabricated adipose tissue with a vessel pedicle was expanded using an external volume expansion (EVE) device. The volume of fat flaps was tested at different time points. Cell proliferation and angiogenesis were analyzed using immunofluorescence...
January 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089283/myc-amplification-as-a-predictive-factor-of-complete-pathologic-response-to-docetaxel-based-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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Cynthia Brito Lins Pereira, Mariana Ferreira Leal, Eliana Saul Furquim Werneck Abdelhay, Sâmia Demachki, Paulo Pimentel Assumpção, Mirian Carvalho de Souza, Caroline Aquino Moreira-Nunes, Adriana Michiko da Silva Tanaka, Marília Cardoso Smith, Rommel Rodríguez Burbano
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a standard treatment for stage II and III breast cancer. The identification of biomarkers that may help in the prediction of response to neoadjuvant therapies is necessary for a more precise definition of the best drug or drug combination to induce a better response. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We assessed the role of Ki67, hormone receptors expression, HER2, MYC genes and their protein status, and KRAS codon 12 mutations as predictor factors of pathologic response to anthracycline-cyclophosphamide (AC) followed by taxane docetaxel (T) neoadjuvant chemotherapy (AC+T regimen) in 51 patients with invasive ductal breast cancer...
December 24, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081541/circular-rna-0000096-affects-cell-growth-and-migration-in-gastric-cancer
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Peifei Li, Huilin Chen, Shengcan Chen, Xiaoyan Mo, Tianwen Li, Bingxiu Xiao, Rui Yu, Junming Guo
BACKGROUND: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a class of non-coding RNAs broadly expressed in cells of various species. Their role in cancers, especially in gastric cancer, is poorly understood. METHODS: Circular RNA 0000096 (hsa_circ_0000096) levels in 101 paired gastric cancer tissues and adjacent non-tumorous tissues from patients with gastric cancer were detected by real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. A receiver operating characteristic curve was generated to evaluate the diagnostic value of hsa_circ_0000096...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078851/mechanism-of-serum-mir-21-in-the-pathogenesis-of-familial-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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L Yang, Y Feng, P Qi, S Xu, Y Zhou
The aim of this study was to clarify the mechanism of miR-21 in familial and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) by exploring the expression of serum miR-21. The sera were collected from healthy women at high risk of breast cancer. miR-39 was employed as the external reference, and real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR was used to detect the expression of serum miR-21 in 77 subjects. The miR-21 expression of the familial breast cancer group, TNBC group, and breast cancer high risk group were significantly higher than those in the normal control group and other breast cancer groups (P less than 0...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077821/ascending-aortic-constriction-promotes-cardiomyocyte-proliferation-in-neonatal-rats
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Zhenhua Wang, Sebastian Schmull, Hui Zheng, Jianggui Shan, Rongjiang Zou, Song Xue
Adult heart suffering from increased workload will undergo myocardial hypertrophy, subsequent cardiomyocyte (CM) death, and eventually heart failure. However, the effect of increasing afterload on the neonatal heart remains unknown. We performed ascending aortic constriction (AAC) in neonatal rats 8-12 hours after birth (P0, P indicates postpartum). Seven days after surgery, in vivo heart function was evaluated using cardiac ultrasonography. Haematoxylineosin and Masson staining were used to assess CM diameter and collagen deposition...
January 11, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077131/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-g-csf-promotes-spermatogenic-regeneration-from-surviving-spermatogonia-after-high-dose-alkylating-chemotherapy
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Travis Kotzur, Roberto Benavides-Garcia, Jennifer Mecklenburg, Jamila R Sanchez, Matthew Reilly, Brian P Hermann
BACKGROUND: The lifesaving chemotherapy and radiation treatments that allow patients to survive cancer can also result in a lifetime of side-effects, including male infertility. Infertility in male cancer survivors is thought to primarily result from killing of the spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) responsible for producing spermatozoa since SSCs turn over slowly and are thereby sensitive to antineoplastic therapies. We previously demonstrated that the cytokine granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) can preserve spermatogenesis after alkylating chemotherapy (busulfan)...
January 11, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076434/diabetes-and-breast-cancer-subtypes
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Heleen K Bronsveld, Vibeke Jensen, Pernille Vahl, Marie L De Bruin, Sten Cornelissen, Joyce Sanders, Anssi Auvinen, Jari Haukka, Morten Andersen, Peter Vestergaard, Marjanka K Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Women with diabetes have a worse survival after breast cancer diagnosis compared to women without diabetes. This may be due to a different etiological profile, leading to the development of more aggressive breast cancer subtypes. Our aim was to investigate whether insulin and non-insulin treated women with diabetes develop specific clinicopathological breast cancer subtypes compared to women without diabetes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This cross-sectional study included randomly selected patients with invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2000-2010...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075543/prognostic-value-of-tissue-based-biomarker-signature-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ahmed Q Haddad, Jun-Hang Luo, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Oussama Darwish, Bishoy Gayed, Ramy Youssef, Payal Kapur, Dinesh Rakheja, Yair Lotan, Arthur Sagalowsky, Vitaly Margulis
OBJECTIVE: To improve risk stratification for recurrence prognostication in localized clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 367 patients with non-metastatic ccRCC were included. The cohort was divided into a training and validation set. Using tissue microarrays, immunostaining was performed for 24 biomarkers representative of key pathways in ccRCC. Using LASSO Cox regression, we identified several markers which were used to construct a risk classifier for risk of disease recurrence...
January 11, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073027/epileptic-features-and-survival-in-glioblastomas-presenting-with-seizures
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Manuel Toledo, Silvana Sarria-Estrada, Manuel Quintana, Xavier Maldonado, Francisco Martinez-Ricarte, Jordi Rodon, Cristina Auger, Miren Aizpurua, Javier Salas-Puig, Estevo Santamarina, Elena Martinez-Saez
INTRODUCTION: The prognostic value of seizures in patients with glioblastoma is currently under discussion. The objective of this research was to study the risk factors associated with seizures occurring at the diagnosis of glioblastoma and the role of seizures as a predictive factor for survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed the clinical data over the course of the disease, baseline MR imaging, and histological characteristics (p53 overexpression, the Ki67 proliferation index, and presence of the IDH1 R132H mutation), in glioblastomas treated in a single hospital from November 2012 to July 2014...
December 26, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065411/ki67-assessment-in-breast-cancer-an-update
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Frederique Penault-Llorca, Nina Radosevic-Robin
Although immunohistochemical detection of the Ki67 antigen has been used for many years to assess cancer proliferation, this marker is still not recommended for routine use in clinical management of breast cancer. The major reason for this situation is a lack of a standardised procedure for Ki67 assessment as well as persistence of several issues of debate with regards to the Ki67 assay interpretation and the marker's clinical utility. Nowadays Ki67 assessment is principally used for estimation of prognosis and guiding the decision on adjuvant treatment choice, as well as for prediction of response to neoadjuvant treatment in ER+/HER2- breast cancer...
January 5, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064007/protein-based-nanotoxicology-assessment-strategy
#17
Marlene Pedersen Elnegaard, Markus List, Helle Christiansen, Steffen Schmidt, Jan Mollenhauer, Ines Block
The nanomaterial community calls for standardized in vitro assays to determine nanoparticle toxicity in the effort to reduce the number of in vivo validation experiments. We demonstrate that chip-based protein detection is suitable for assessing toxicity and may complement traditional assays to improve selection of primary hits for subsequent analysis. As nanodrug mimics, we analyzed the effect of transiently transfected siRNAs in MCF7 breast cancer cells and normal MCF12A breast cells, resembling a differential screen...
January 5, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061893/prognostic-significance-of-ki67-in-chinese-women-diagnosed-with-er-her2-breast-cancers-by-the-2015%C3%A2-st-gallen-consensus-classification
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Yue Hu, Ran Gu, Jinghua Zhao, Yaping Yang, Fengtao Liu, Liang Jin, Kai Chen, Haixia Jia, Hongli Wang, Qiang Liu, Fengxi Su, Weijuan Jia
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the distribution pattern of the Ki67-labeling index (LI) among patients at a Chinese breast cancer center, and analyzed its prognostic significance in the 2015 St Gallen consensus breast cancer classification, estrogen receptor-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative(ER(+)/HER2(-))subtype. METHODS: We classified 939 women with ER(+)/HER2(-) breast cancer into three groups by Ki67-LI levels, and followed their clinicopathologic characteristics and prognoses...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059585/initiation-of-aberrant-dna-methylation-patterns-and-heterogeneity-in-precancerous-lesions-of-human-hepatocellular-cancer
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Ryan A Hlady, Dan Zhou, William Puszyk, Lewis R Roberts, Chen Liu, Keith D Robertson
While intratumor heterogeneity contributes to disease progression, metastasis, and resistance to chemotherapy, it also provides a route to understanding the evolution and drivers of disease. Defects in epigenetic landscapes are intimately linked to pathogenesis of a variety of human diseases, with epigenetic deregulation promoting tumorigenesis. Understanding epigenetic heterogeneity is crucial in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), where epigenetic alterations are frequent, early, and pathogenic events. We determined genome-wide DNA methylation and copy number variation leveraging the Infinium 450 K in a series of regenerative nodules from within single patient livers...
January 6, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059131/dioscin-relieves-endotoxemia-induced-acute-neuro-inflammation-and-protect-neurogenesis-via-improving-5-ht-metabolism
#20
Rui Yang, Wei Chen, Ye Lu, Yingke Li, Hongli Du, Songyan Gao, Xin Dong, Hongbin Yuan
Sepsis, in addition to causing fatality, is an independent risk factor for cognitive impairment among sepsis survivors. The pathologic mechanism of endotoxemia induced acute neuro-inflammation still has not been fully understood. For the first time, we found the disruption of neurotransmitters 5-HT, impaired neurogenesis and activation of astrocytes coupled with concomitant neuro-inflammation were the potential pathogenesis of endotoxemia induced acute neuro-inflammation in sepsis survivors. In addition, dioscin a natural steroidal saponin isolated from Chinese medicinal herbs, enhanced the serotonergic system and produced anti-depressant effect by enhancing 5-HT levels in hippocampus...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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