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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913610/whole-exome-sequencing-of-thymic-neuroendocrine-tumor-with-ectopic-acth-syndrome
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Yanli Li, Ying Peng, Xiuli Jiang, Yulong Cheng, Weiwei Zhou, Tingwei Su, Jing Xie, Xu Zhong, Dalong Song, Luming Wu, Liwen Fan, Min Li, Jie Hong, Weiqing Wang, Guang Ning, Yanan Cao
OBJECTIVE: Thymic neuroendocrine tumor is the second-most prevalent cause of ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome (EAS), which is a rare disease characterized by ectopic ACTH oversecretion from nonpituitary tumors. However, the genetic abnormalities of thymic neuroendocrine tumors with EAS remain largely unknown. We aim to elucidate the genetic abnormalities and identify the somatic mutations of potential tumor-related genes of thymic neuroendocrine tumors with EAS by whole exome sequencing...
February 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911443/transient-mitochondrial-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-mice-cause-accelerated-aging-phenotypes-in-a-ros-dependent-but-p53-p21-independent-manner
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Milena Pinto, Alicia M Pickrell, Xiao Wang, Sandra R Bacman, Aixin Yu, Aline Hida, Lloye M Dillon, Paul D Morton, Thomas R Malek, Siôn L Williams, Carlos T Moraes
We observed that the transient induction of mtDNA double strand breaks (DSBs) in cultured cells led to activation of cell cycle arrest proteins (p21/p53 pathway) and decreased cell growth, mediated through reactive oxygen species (ROS). To investigate this process in vivo we developed a mouse model where we could transiently induce mtDNA DSBs ubiquitously. This transient mtDNA damage in mice caused an accelerated aging phenotype, preferentially affecting proliferating tissues. One of the earliest phenotypes was accelerated thymus shrinkage by apoptosis and differentiation into adipose tissue, mimicking age-related thymic involution...
December 2, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909880/il-9-producing-cells-in-the-development-of-ige-mediated-food-allergy
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REVIEW
Dana Shik, Sunil Tomar, Jee-Boong Lee, Chun-Yu Chen, Andrew Smith, Yui-Hsi Wang
Food allergy is a harmful immune reaction driven by uncontrolled type 2 immune responses. Considerable evidence demonstrates the key roles of mast cells, IgE, and TH2 cytokines in mediating food allergy. However, this evidence provides limited insight into why only some, rather than all, food allergic individuals are prone to develop life-threatening anaphylaxis. Clinical observations suggest that patients sensitized to food through the skin early in life may later develop severe food allergies. Aberrant epidermal thymic stromal lymphopoietin and interleukin (IL) 33 production and genetic predisposition can initiate an allergic immune response mediated by dendritic cells and CD4(+)TH2 cells in inflamed skin...
December 1, 2016: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908939/l-shaped-mini-sternotomy-combined-with-videoscopic-approach-for-thymoma-with-invasion-of-major-veins
#4
Atsushi Suga, Shunsuke Yamada, Haruka Takeichi, Yusuke Nakamura, Masayuki Iwazaki
It might be possible to remove thymic tumors with minimal invasion of the left brachiocephalic vein (BCV) using an advanced videoscopic technique; simple resection of this vessel can be achieved via such an approach. However, tumor invasion of the superior vena cava or right  BCV requires angioplasty or reconstruction, both of which are difficult to perform in videoscopic procedures. We report a case of invasive thymoma with localized invasion of the great vessels at the junction of the left BCV and superior vena cava...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904282/betamethasone-butyrate-propionate-inhibits-the-induction-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-in-cultured-normal-human-keratinocytes
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Wei Zhang, Takashi Sakai, Yutaka Hatano, Sakuhei Fujiwara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902816/association-of-filaggrin-loss-of-function-and-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-variation-with-treatment-use-in-pediatric-atopic-dermatitis
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Joshua Chang, Nandita Mitra, Ole Hoffstad, David J Margolis
Importance: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common illness of childhood. Objective: To determine whether variations in FLG and TSLP genotype corresponded to differences in treatment use over time. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study recruited and followed a volunteer sample of 842 children enrolled in the Pediatric Eczema Elective Registry who provided saliva samples for DNA extraction for 10 years. Eligibility criteria included age 2 to 17 years, AD diagnosis without cancer, and prior pimecrolimus use...
November 30, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900082/successful-treatment-of-advanced-thymic-carcinoma-with-lymph-node-and-pleural-metastases-a-case-report
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Yoko Yamamoto, Ken Kodama, Tomohiro Maniwa, Hiroki Kishima
Thymic carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that is more aggressive and is associated with a poorer prognosis compared with thymoma. No definitive clinical management of this disease has been established to date. This report describes the 20-year clinical course of a 50-year-old male patient who was successfully treated for initially diagnosed stage IVb thymic carcinoma. Thymo-thymectomy combined with resection of the surrounding organs was performed on December 1995 with curative intent (R0) after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899804/casein-kinase-2-controls-the-survival-of-normal-thymic-and-leukemic-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-via-promotion-of-akt-signaling
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S T Ribeiro, M Tesio, J C Ribot, E Macintyre, J T Barata, B Silva-Santos
The thymus is the major site for normal and leukemic T-cell development. The dissection of the molecular determinants of T-cell survival and differentiation is paramount for the manipulation of healthy or transformed T cells in cancer (immuno)therapy. Casein Kinase 2 (CK2) is a serine-threonine protein kinase whose anti-apoptotic functions have been described in various hematological and solid tumors. Here we disclose an unanticipated role of CK2 in healthy human thymocytes that is selective to the γδ T-cell lineage...
November 30, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895179/thymic-dendritic-cell-subsets-display-distinct-efficiencies-and-mechanisms-of-intercellular-mhc-transfer
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Charles J Kroger, Nicholas A Spidale, Bo Wang, Roland Tisch
Thymic dendritic cells (DC) delete self-antigen-specific thymocytes, and drive development of Foxp3-expressing immunoregulatory T cells. Unlike medullary thymic epithelial cells, which express and present peripheral self-antigen, DC must acquire self-antigen to mediate thymic negative selection. One such mechanism entails the transfer of surface MHC-self peptide complexes from medullary thymic epithelial cells to thymic DC. Despite the importance of thymic DC cross-dressing in negative selection, the factors that regulate the process and the capacity of different thymic DC subsets to acquire MHC and stimulate thymocytes are poorly understood...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889082/nod2-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-inflammatory-response-by-mediating-expression-of-tslp-in-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cells
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Gaoshun Ni, Yang Chen, Fengqin Wu, Pengxian Zhu, Liqiang Song
The newly discovered intracytosolic pattern recognition receptor nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain 2 (NOD2) has been studied as an important indicator of T helper 2 (Th2) inflammation, and its effect on regulatory T (Treg) cells is likely to modulate the immune response. In this study, we attempted to study the expression of NOD2 and its impact in human airway smooth muscle cells (HASMC). Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to measure the expression level of NOD2 in HASMC and comparisons were made between those from asthmatic and non-asthmatic donors; we found that NOD2 was significantly upregulated in asthma patient tissues and cell lines...
November 17, 2016: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887864/optimization-of-cgmp-purification-and-expansion-of-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-t-regulatory-cells-in-support-of-first-in-human-clinical-trials
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David H McKenna, Darin Sumstad, Diane M Kadidlo, Bjorn Batdorf, Colin J Lord, Sarah C Merkel, Christine M Koellner, Julie M Curtsinger, Carl H June, James L Riley, Bruce L Levine, Jeffrey S Miller, Claudio G Brunstein, John E Wagner, Bruce R Blazar, Keli L Hippen
BACKGROUND AIMS: Thymic-derived regulatory T cells (tTreg) are critical regulators of the immune system. Adoptive tTreg transfer is a curative therapy for murine models of autoimmunity, graft rejection, and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). We previously completed a "first-in-human" clinical trial using in vitro expanded umbilical cord blood (UCB)-derived tTreg to prevent GVHD in patients undergoing UCB hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). tTreg were safe and demonstrated clinical efficacy, but low yield prevented further dose escalation...
November 22, 2016: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885866/thymic-derived-tolerizing-dendritic-cells-are-upregulated-in-the-spleen-upon-treatment-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-a-murine-model-of-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Rick Kapur, Rukhsana Aslam, Michael Kim, Li Guo, Heyu Ni, George B Segel, John W Semple
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune bleeding disorder characterized by low platelet counts. First-line treatment includes intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), however, its working mechanism remains incompletely understood. We investigated splenic and thymic dendritic cell (DC) subsets upon IVIg treatment in a well-characterized active murine model of ITP. During active disease, there was a significant peripheral deficiency of splenic tolerizing SIRPα+ DCs which could be rescued by IVIg therapy, increasing platelet counts...
November 25, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884591/toll-like-receptor-ligands-induce-cytokine-and-chemokine-production-in-human-inner-ear-endolymphatic-sac-fibroblasts
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Takechiyo Yamada, Kazuhiro Ogi, Masafumi Sakashita, Masafumi Kanno, Seita Kubo, Yumi Ito, Yoshimasa Imoto, Takahiro Tokunaga, Masayuki Okamoto, Norihiko Narita, Shigeharu Fujieda
OBJECTIVE: Against recent reports concerning cytokine or chemokine in mouse or rat inner ear cells, it is almost unknown whether human inner ear cells would produce cytokine or chemokine. We have for the first time established the human inner-ear-derived fibroblasts from endolymphatic sac. METHODS: The expression levels of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in human endolymphatic sac fibroblasts, and the effect on cytokine or chemokine production of the TLR ligands have been examined...
November 21, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880974/deep-sequencing-of-the-tcrb-repertoire-of-human-foxp3-and-foxp3-t-cells-suggests-that-they-are-completely-distinct-and-non-overlapping
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Amit Golding, Samuel Darko, William H Wylie, Daniel C Douek, Ethan M Shevach
Maintenance of peripheral tolerance requires a balance between auto-reactive conventional T cells (Tconv) and thymically-derived Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (tTregs). Considerable controversy exists regarding the similarities/differences in TCR repertoires expressed by Tconv and tTregs. We generated highly purified populations of human adult and cord blood Tconv and tTregs based on the differential expression of CD25 and CD127. The purity of the sorted populations was validated by intracellular staining for Foxp3 and Helios...
November 23, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880933/immunological-effects-of-nilotinib-prophylaxis-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-or-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Nira Varda-Bloom, Ivetta Danylesko, Roni Shouval, Shiran Eldror, Atar Lev, Jacqueline Davidson, Esther Rosenthal, Yulia Volchek, Noga Shem-Tov, Ronit Yerushalmi, Avichai Shimoni, Raz Somech, Arnon Nagler
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation remains the standard treatment for resistant advanced chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Relapse is the major cause of treatment failure in both diseases. Post-allo-SCT administration of TKIs could potentially reduce relapse rates, but concerns regarding their effect on immune reconstitution have been raised. We aimed to assess immune functions of 12 advanced CML and Ph+ ALL patients who received post-allo-SCT nilotinib...
November 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877175/thymocytes-in-lyve1-cre-s1pr1-f-f-mice-accumulate-in-the-thymus-due-to-cell-intrinsic-loss-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-expression
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Akira Takeda, Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, Pia Rantakari, Szandor Simmons, Naoko Sasaki, Marko Salmi, Sirpa Jalkanen, Masayuki Miyasaka
T cell emigration from the thymus is essential for immunological homeostasis. While stromal cell-produced sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) has been shown to promote thymocyte egress via the S1P receptor, S1PR1, the significance of S1P/S1PR1 signaling in the thymic stromal cells that surround T cells remains unclear. To address this issue, we developed conditional knockout mice (Lyve1-CRE/S1pr1(f/f) mice) in which S1pr1 was selectively targeted in cells expressing the lymphatic endothelial cell marker, Lyve1. In these mice, T cells were significantly reduced in secondary lymphoid tissues, and CD62L(+) mature CD4 and CD8 single-positive (SP) T cells accumulated in the medulla failed to undergo thymus egress...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877060/anti-inflammatory-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-aquaphilus-dolomiae-extract-on-in-vitro-models
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Marie-Françoise Aries, Hélène Hernandez-Pigeon, Clémence Vaissière, Hélène Delga, Antony Caruana, Marguerite Lévêque, Muriel Bourrain, Katia Ravard Helffer, Bertrand Chol, Thien Nguyen, Sandrine Bessou-Touya, Nathalie Castex-Rizzi
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin disease characterized by recurrent pruritic inflammatory skin lesions resulting from structural and immune defects of the skin barrier. Previous studies have shown the clinical efficacy of Avène thermal spring water in AD, and a new microorganism, Aquaphilus dolomiae was suspected to contribute to these unique properties. The present study evaluated the anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and immunomodulatory properties of ES0, an original biological extract of A...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876674/brief-report-a-survey-of-thymic-carcinoma-management-patterns-among-international-thymic-malignancy-interest-group-itmig-physicians-with-consensus-from-the-thymic-carcinoma-working-group
#18
Annemarie Shepherd, Gregory Riely, Frank Detterbeck, Charles B Simone, Usman Ahmad, James Huang, Robert Korst, Arun Rajan, Andreas Rimner
INTRODUCTION: Thymic carcinomas are rare epithelial malignancies with limited data to guide management. METHODS: In order to identify areas of agreement and variability in current clinical practice, a 16-question electronic survey was given to members of the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG). Areas of controversy were discussed with the Thymic Carcinoma Working Group and consensus was achieved, as described. RESULTS: One hundred ITMIG members responded...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876071/bilateral-single-port-thoracoscopic-extended-thymectomy-for-management-of-thymoma-and-myasthenia-gravis-case-report
#19
Francesco Paolo Caronia, Alfonso Fiorelli, Ettore Arrigo, Sebastiano Trovato, Mario Santini, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopy is become a widely accepted approach for the resection of anterior mediastinal masses, including thymoma. The current trend is to reduce the number of ports and minimize the length of incisions to further decrease postoperative pain, chest wall paresthesia, and length of hospitalization. Herein, we reported an extended resection of thymoma in a patient with myasthenia gravis through an uniportal bilateral thoracoscopic approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74 years old woman with myasthenia gravis was referred to our attention for management of a 3...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872781/two-invasive-thymomas-incidentally-found-during-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
#20
Navid Omidifar, Maral Mokhtari, Mansoureh Shokripour
Thymoma, the most common neoplasm of the anterior mediastinum, is a rare tumor of thymic epithelium that can be locally invasive. We reported 2 cases of invasive thymoma incidentally found during routine coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery at Faghihee Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences of Iran in a period of about 6 months. The 2 patients were male and above 60 years old. They had no clinical symptoms and radiological evidence of mediastinal mass before detection of the tumor during operation...
2016: Case Reports in Pathology
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