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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910163/serum-amyloid-a-an-acute-phase-protein-stimulates-proliferative-and-proinflammatory-responses-of-keratinocytes
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Ning Yu, Shujie Zhang, Jiajing Lu, Ying Li, Xuemei Yi, Li Tang, Lina Su, Yangfeng Ding
OBJECTIVES: Serum amyloid A (SAA), an acute phase protein, is highly expressed in psoriatic lesions but its function is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to explore its role in activation of keratinocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Real-time PCR and immunofluorescence were performed to examine SAA expression in imiquimod (IMQ)-induced psoriasis-like mice. In vivo function of SAA was examined by treating psoriasis-like mice with SAA neutralising antibody...
December 2, 2016: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906872/role-of-combined-68ga-dotatoc-and-18f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnostic-workup-of-pancreas-neuroendocrine-tumors-implications-for-managing-surgical-decisions
#2
Sara Cingarlini, Silvia Ortolani, Matteo Salgarello, Giovanni Butturini, Anna Malpaga, Veronica Malfatti, Mirko DʼOnofrio, Maria Vittoria Davì, Paola Vallerio, Andrea Ruzzenente, Paola Capelli, Elia Citton, Elisabetta Grego, Chiara Trentin, Riccardo De Robertis, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Bassi, Giampaolo Tortora
OBJECTIVES: Ga-DOTATOC (Ga) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is recommended in the workup of pancreas neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs); evidence suggests that F-FDG (F) PET/CT can also provide prognostic information. Aims of this study were to assess the role of combined Ga- and F-PET/CT in the evaluation of grade (G) 1-2 PanNETs and to test the correlation between F-PET/CT positivity and tumor grade. METHODS: Preoperative Ga- and F-PET/CT of 35 patients with surgically resected G1-2 PanNETs were evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904782/prognostic-values-of-dlk1-for-surgery-and-imatinib-mesylate-adjuvant-therapy-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#3
Jia Xu, Ming Wang, Zizhen Zhang, Wenyi Zhao, Chaojie Wang, Lin Tu, Yeqian Zhang, Hui Cao
The Delta-like 1 homolog (DLK1) gene is a paternal imprinting gene located on human chromosome 14q32, a site associated with frequent chromosomal mutations in GIST. The expression level of DLK1 is closely associated with the outcome of tumours. However, no study has reported the DLK1 expression in GIST. Here, we demonstrated that DLK1 showed low expression in GIST patients with low risk according to the modified National Institute of Health (NIH) criteria. With increasing tumour risk level, DLK1 gene and protein expression levels gradually increased...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904708/overexpression-of-carboxypeptidase-a4-cpa4-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#4
Lichao Sun, Chunguang Guo, Hebao Yuan, Joseph Burnett, Jian Pan, Zhihua Yang, Yuliang Ran, Ila Myers, Duxin Sun
CarboxypeptidaseA4 (CPA4) is a zinc-containing exopeptidases, and its aberrant expression has been implicated in cancer development and progression. However, few studies have investigated the association between CPA4 over-expression and clinical significance in gastric cancer (GC). In this study, we employed immunohistochemistry to evaluate the expression of CPA4 in gastric cancer tissues, and found that elevated CPA4 expression was detected in 64% (n=100) of primary GCs, but was weak or no staining in the normal mucosa...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904674/bmi1-plays-an-important-role-in-dentin-and-mandible-homeostasis-by-maintaining-redox-balance
#5
Ying Yin, Xian Xue, Qian Wang, Ning Chen, Dengshun Miao
To explore whether polycomb repressor Bmi1 plays an important role in dentin and mandible development homeostasis by maintaining redox balance, 3-week-old Bmi1 gene knockout (Bmi1(-/-)) mice were treated with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for 2 weeks in their drinking water and phenotypes of the tooth and mandibles were compared with vehicle-treated Bmi1(-/-) mice and wild-type mice by radiograph, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Alterations of oxidative stress, DNA damage, cell proliferation and cell cycle-related parameters were also examined in mandibles...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894396/ellagic-acid-ameliorates-cuprizone-induced-acute-cns-inflammation-via-restriction-of-microgliosis-and-down-regulation-of-ccl2-and-ccl3-pro-inflammatory-chemokines
#6
N Sanadgol, F Golab, A Mostafaie, M Mehdizadeh, M Abdollahi, M Sharifzadeh, H Ravan
Ellagic acid (EA) is a natural phenol antioxidant with various therapeutic activities. However, the efficacy of EA has not been examined in neuro-inflammatory conditions. Microglia making the innate immune system of the central nervous system (CNS) and are imperative cellular mediators of neuro-inflammatory processes. In this study, neuro-protective effects of EA on cuprizone (Cup)-induced acute CNS inflammation evaluated. C57BL/6J mice were fed with chow containing 0.2 % Cup for 3 weeks to induce acute neuro-inflammation predominantly in the corpus callosum (CC)...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892665/thyroid-function-after-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Edyta Wolny-Rokicka, Andrzej Tukiendorf, Jerzy Wydmański, Danuta Roszkowska, Bogusław Staniul, Agnieszka Zembroń-Łacny
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess thyroid function in breast cancer patients exposed to therapeutic external beam radiation. The focus was on possible progressive changes and any relationships between the incidence of primary hypothyroidism, the time required to become hypothyroid, and factors such as chemotherapy, hormonotherapy and immunotherapy. Materials and Methods: Seventy females undergoing 3D conformal and IMRT radiation therapy for breast cancers were enrolled in a non-randomized prospective study...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891056/eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-restores-ki67-p53-and-cyclin-d1-immunoreactivity-in-the-human-gastric-epithelium
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Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Vasilios Papadopoulos, Theodoros Emanouil, Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Vasileia Damaskou, Georgios Tziatzios, Ioannis G Panayiotides, Irene Vafiadis, Spiros D Ladas
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the effect of Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication on p53, cyclin D1 expression, and cell proliferation in gastric mucosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed p53, cyclin D1, and ki67 immunoexpression in gastric mucosa from 31 HP chronic gastritis patients and 12 controls. Reassessment was performed 6 months after successful HP eradication. RESULTS: Successful eradication resulted in significant decrease of p53 (1...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890856/sirna-cell-penetrating-peptides-complexes-as-a-combinatorial-therapy-against-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-using-bv173-cell-line-as-model
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João Miguel Freire, Inês Rego de Figueiredo, Javier Valle, Ana Salomé Veiga, David Andreu, Francisco J Enguita, Miguel A R B Castanho
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder caused by a single gene mutation, a reciprocal translocation that originates the Bcr-Abl gene with constitutive tyrosine kinase activity. As a monogenic disease, it is an optimum target for RNA silencing therapy. We developed a siRNA-based therapeutic approach in which the siRNA is delivered by pepM or pepR, two cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) derived from the dengue virus capsid (DENV C) protein. These peptides have a dual role: siRNA delivery into cells and direct action as bioportides, i...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890406/cutaneous-histiocytic-sarcoma-with-regional-lymph-node-metastasis-in-a-netherland-dwarf-rabbit-oryctolagus-cuniculus
#10
M R Karim, T Izawa, M Pervin, H Sasai, M Kuwamura, J Yamate
A 10-year-old male Netherland dwarf rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was presented with a red nodular mass (1 cm in diameter) with ulceration and hair loss in the skin of the left upper lip. Cytological examination revealed atypical round cells. The mass was excised surgically. Histologically, the mass was composed of large round to polyhedral neoplastic cells with marked cytological atypia. The neoplastic cells were often binucleated or multinucleated. Immunohistochemically, the neoplastic cells were intensely positive for Iba1 and vimentin, but fewer neoplastic cells expressed E-cadherin...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889201/expression-of-fibroblast-activating-protein-and-correlation-with-histological-grade-mitotic-index-and-ki67-expression-in-canine-mast-cell-tumours
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A Giuliano, R Dos Santos Horta, F Costantino-Casas, T Hoather, J Dobson
Fibroblast activating protein (FAP) is a membrane serine protease expressed by activated fibroblasts, particularly tumour associated fibroblasts (TAFs). FAP expression has not been reported in canine mast cell tumours (MCTs). The objective of this study was to evaluate the expression of FAP in TAFs and its correlation with histological grade, mitotic index and Ki67 expression in canine MCTs. FAP expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in 30 canine MCTs. Twenty-eight (90%) of the MCTs expressed FAP in the stroma, 16 cases showed low to intermediate FAP score and 14 cases had a high FAP score...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889196/impact-of-molecular-subtypes-classification-concordance-between-preoperative-core-needle-biopsy-and-surgical-specimen-on-early-breast-cancer-management-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-published-literature
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I Meattini, G Bicchierai, C Saieva, D De Benedetto, I Desideri, C Becherini, D Abdulcadir, E Vanzi, C Boeri, S Gabbrielli, F Lucci, L Sanchez, D Casella, M Bernini, L Orzalesi, V Vezzosi, D Greto, M Mangoni, S Bianchi, L Livi, J Nori
BACKGROUND: Core needle biopsy (CNB) plays a crucial role as diagnostic tool for breast cancer (BC). The characterization of biomarkers status before surgical treatment is crucial when primary systemic therapy is a therapeutic option. The aim of this analysis was to report concordance between preoperative CNB and surgical specimen (SS) in evaluating biomarkers and molecular subtypes. METHODS: Data have been collected from a cohort of 101 patients affected by early BC treated at Careggi Florence University Hospital, between January 2014 and March 2015...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887617/increased-expression-of-trop2-in-airway-basal-cells-potentially-contributes-to-airway-remodeling-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Qixiao Liu, Haijun Li, Qin Wang, Yuke Zhang, Wei Wang, Shuang Dou, Wei Xiao
BACKGROUND: The airway epithelium of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients undergoes aberrant repair and remodeling after repetitive injury following exposure to environmental factors. Abnormal airway regeneration observed in COPD is thought to originate in the stem/progenitor cells of the airway epithelium, the basal cells (BCs). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these changes remain unknown. Here, trophoblast cell surface antigen 2 (TROP2), a protein implicated in the regulation of stem cell activity, was examined in lung tissue samples from COPD patients...
November 25, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886416/a-case-of-solitary-well-differentiated-papillary-mesothelioma-with-invasive-foci-in-the-pleura
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Shigeki Shimizu, Hyung-Eun Yoon, Norimasa Ito, Taisuke Tsuji, Yasunobu Funakoshi, Tomoki Utsumi, Masahiro Sakaguchi, Toru Tsujimura, Takahiko Kasai, Kenzo Hiroshima, Akihide Matsumura
Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) is a rare, distinct tumor consisting of mesothelial cells with a papillary architecture, bland cytological features, and a tendency toward superficial spread without invasion. Rare cases with superficial invasion are termed WDPM with invasive foci. We report a case of solitary WDPM with invasive foci in the pleura. A 61-year-old woman presented with a lung adenocarcinoma. A small papillary lesion measuring 29 × 10 × 8 mm was incidentally found in the parietal pleura during a lobectomy for the lung adenocarcinoma...
November 25, 2016: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885435/comparison-of-immunophenotypes-of-primary-breast-carcinomas-and-multiple-corresponding-distant-metastases-an-autopsy-study-of-25-patients
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B Szekely, Zs I Nagy, Zs Farago, O Kiss, G Lotz, K A Kovacs, L Madaras, N Udvarhelyi, M Dank, Gy Szentmartoni, Zs Baranyai, L Harsanyi, A M Tőkés, Jozsef Timar, A M Szasz, J Kulka
Phenotypical change in metastatic breast carcinoma has widely been accepted as an inherent biological feature rather than technical fault. We analyzed the immunohistochemical phenotype and histopathological features of 25 primary breast carcinomas and 90 corresponding distant metastases in 23 organs retrospectively. Histological slides were reviewed for prognostic and predictive factors. Overall, metastases were more similar to each other and often differed from the primary tumor. We created a 3-step grouping system based on the localization of metastases...
November 24, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883993/stimulation-of-the-nonneuronal-cholinergic-system-by-highly-diluted-acetylcholine-in-keratinocytes
#16
Francesca Uberti, Claudio Bardelli, Vera Morsanuto, Sabrina Ghirlanda, Andrea Cochis, Claudio Molinari
The physiological effects of acetylcholine on keratinocytes depend on the presence of nicotinic and muscarinic receptors. The role of nonneuronal acetylcholine in keratinocytes could have important clinical implications for patients with various skin disorders such as nonhealing wounds. In order to evaluate the efficacy of highly diluted acetylcholine solutions obtained by sequential kinetic activation, we aimed to investigate the effects of these solutions on normal human keratinocytes. Two different concentrations (10 fg/mL and 1 pg/mL) and formulations (kinetically activated and nonkinetically activated) of acetylcholine were used to verify keratinocyte viability, proliferation, and migration and the intracellular pathways involved using MTT, crystal violet, wound healing, and Western blot compared to 147 ng/mL acetylcholine...
November 25, 2016: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883216/long-non-coding-rna-uc-187-is-upregulated-in-preeclampsia-and-modulates-proliferation-apoptosis-and-invasion-of-htr-8-svneo-trophoblast-cells
#17
Chunyu Cao, Jingyun Li, Jun Li, Lan Liu, Xiaoyan Cheng, Ruizhe Jia
Among the preeclampsia-related long non-cording RNAs (lncRNAs) screened with a gene chip in our preliminary study, uc.187 attracted our attention because of its high conservation across different species and significant positive correlation with preeclampsia (PE). The literature and bioinformatics analysis suggested that lncRNA uc.187 might be associated with cell growth, invasion, and apoptosis. The expression of uc.187 in severe preeclamptic placentas (n = 31) and normal placentas (n = 18) was evaluated by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881578/cytoplasmic-cyclin-e-predicts-recurrence-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Kelly K Hunt, Cansu Karakas, Min Jin Ha, Anna Biernacka, Min Yi, Aysegul Sahin, Opoku Adjapong, Gabriel N Hortobogyi, Melissa L Bondy, Patricia A Thompson, Kwok-Leung Cheung, Ian O Ellis, Sarah Bacus, W Fraser Symmans, Kim-Anh Do, Khandan Keyomarsi
BACKGROUND: Low-molecular-weight-cyclin E (LMW-E) detected by Western blot, predicts for reduced breast cancer survival, however, it is impractical for clinical use. LMW-E lacks a nuclear localization signal which leads to accumulation in the cytoplasm that can be detected by immunohistochemistry. We tested the hypothesis that cytoplasmic staining of cyclin E can be used as a predictor of poor outcome in different subtypes of breast cancer using patient cohorts with distinct clinical and pathologic features...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881013/feat-expression-correlates-with-tumor-size-pr-status-her2-expression-ki67-index-and-molecular-subtype-and-predicts-recurrence-in-breast-cancer
#19
S M Wang, M Ye, J Zhou, S M Ni, Q C Wei
FEAT protein is uniformly overexpressed in a variety of human cancers but weakly expressed in normal tissue. FEAT has antiapoptotic activity and plays a role in carcinogenesis; however, the correlation between FEAT and clinicopathologic characteristics in cancer has not been reported. Our study explores the expression of FEAT protein and its clinicopathologic significance in breast cancer. We examined the expression of FEAT in tissues from 131 cases of breast cancer by immunohistochemistry and analyzed the correlation between FEAT expression and clinicopathologic parameters...
November 24, 2016: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880932/lgr6-stem-cells-and-their-progeny-in-mouse-epidermis-under-regimens-of-exogenous-skin-carcinogenesis-and-their-absence-in-ensuing-skin-tumors
#20
Gerline C van de Glind, Heggert G Rebel, Jacoba J Out-Luiting, Wim Zoutman, Cornelis P Tensen, Frank R de Gruijl
Lgr6+ cells have been identified as a novel class of proliferating (Ki67+) stem cells in mouse epidermis. We investigated their response to UV exposure in Lgr6-EGFP-Ires-CreERT2/R26R-LacZ haired and hairless mice and whether they become initiating cells of UV- or chemically induced skin tumors. UV overexposure erased Lgr6+ cells (EGFP+) from the interfollicular epidermis (IFE), but - as after wounding - they apparently repopulated the IFE from the hair follicles. Under sub-sunburn chronic UV exposure, Lgr6+ cells and their progeny (LacZ+ after pulse of tamoxifen) diminished strongly in the IFE...
November 17, 2016: Oncotarget
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