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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792187/carbonic-anhydrase-related-protein-expression-in-astrocytomas-and-oligodendroglial-tumors
#1
Sini L Karjalainen, Hannu K Haapasalo, Ashok Aspatwar, Harlan Barker, Seppo Parkkila, Joonas A Haapasalo
BACKGROUND: Carbonic anhydrase related proteins (CARPs) VIII, X and XI functionally differ from the other carbonic anhydrase (CA) enzymes. Structurally, they lack the zinc binding residues, which are important for enzyme activity of classical CAs. The distribution pattern of the CARPs in fetal brain implies their role in brain development. In the adult brain, CARPs are mainly expressed in the neuron bodies but only weaker reactivity has been found in the astrocytes and oligodendrocytes...
May 23, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787563/graph-complexity-analysis-identifies-an-etv5-tumor-specific-network-in-human-and-murine-low-grade-glioma
#2
Yuan Pan, Christina Duron, Erin C Bush, Yu Ma, Peter A Sims, David H Gutmann, Ami Radunskaya, Johanna Hardin
Conventional differential expression analyses have been successfully employed to identify genes whose levels change across experimental conditions. One limitation of this approach is the inability to discover central regulators that control gene expression networks. In addition, while methods for identifying central nodes in a network are widely implemented, the bioinformatics validation process and the theoretical error estimates that reflect the uncertainty in each step of the analysis are rarely considered...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783125/contralateral-functional-reorganization-of-the-speech-supplementary-motor-area-following-neurosurgical-tumor-resection
#3
Srinivas Chivukula, Brian K Pikul, Keith L Black, Nader Pouratian, Susan Y Bookheimer
We evaluated plasticity in speech supplemental motor area (SMA) tissue in two patients using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), following resection of tumors in or associated with the dominant hemisphere speech SMA. Patient A underwent resection of a anaplastic astrocytoma NOS associated with the left speech SMA, experienced SMA syndrome related mutism postoperatively, but experienced full recovery 14 months later. FMRI performed 32 months after surgery demonstrated a migration of speech SMA to homologous contralateral hemispheric regional tissue...
May 18, 2018: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781781/gene-expression-microarray-analysis-reveals-prognostic-markers-of-survival-in-high-grade-astrocytomas
#4
Jun Yang, Ziming Hou, Changjiang Wang, Hao Wang, Hongbing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: High grade astrocytoma (HGA) as an aggressive brain tumor, is always correlated with poor prognosis. In this paper, we aimed to explore the genetic prognostic biomarkers for HGA. METHODS: The genome-wide expression profile of 26 brain tumor samples obtained from 26 patients with HGA was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus. The risk genes for prognosis of HGA were identified and verified by the data in TCGA database. Protein-protein interaction (PPI) network of risk factor genes was constructed and significant module was screened...
May 21, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777252/noninvasively-evaluating-the-grading-and-idh1-mutation-status-of-diffuse-gliomas-by-three-dimensional-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-and-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Tingting Liu, Guang Cheng, Xiaowei Kang, Yibin Xi, Yuanqiang Zhu, Kai Wang, Chao Sun, Jing Ye, Ping Li, Hong Yin
PURPOSE: To noninvasively evaluate the value of three-dimensional pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (3D pCASL) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in diffuse gliomas grading as well as isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1 mutation status. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with pathologically confirmed diffuse gliomas with preoperative 3D pCASL and DWI were enrolled in this study. The Student's t test and Mann-Whitney U test were used to evaluate differences in parameters of DWI and 3D pCASL between low and high grade as well as between mutant and wild-type IDH1 diffuse gliomas; receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to assess the diagnostic performance...
May 18, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775768/canine-pet-dog-tumor-microsurgery-and-intratumoral-concentration-and-safety-of-metronomic-chlorambucil-for-spontaneous-glioma-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
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R Timothy Bentley, Stephanie A Thomovsky, Margaret A Miller, Deborah W Knapp, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
INTRODUCTION: Metronomic (daily low-dose) chlorambucil requires further study before implementation in human glioma. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the distribution and safety of metronomic chlorambucil in naturally occurring canine glioma. METHODS: Eight client-owned (pet) dogs with newly diagnosed spontaneous glioma were prospectively enrolled. Chlorambucil was administered preoperatively at 4 mg/m2 q 24hr for ≥ 3 days, and continued postoperatively until death or dose-limiting adverse events...
May 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775073/diffuse-gliomas-for-nonneuropathologists-the-new-integrated-molecular-diagnostics
#7
Sunhee C Lee
Diffuse gliomas comprise the bulk of "brain cancer" in adults. The recent update to the 4th edition of the World Health Organization's classification of tumors of the central nervous system reflects an unprecedented change in the landscape of the diagnosis and management of diffuse gliomas that will affect all those involved in the management and care of patients. Of the recently discovered gene alterations, mutations in the Krebs cycle enzymes isocitrate dehydrogenases (IDHs) 1 and 2 have fundamentally changed the way the gliomas are understood and classified...
May 18, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772361/comparative-histological-and-molecular-analysis-of-two-recurrent-lesions-showing-different-mr-imaging-responses-after-bevacizumab-treatment-report-of-a-case-of-anaplastic-astrocytoma
#8
Yoshihiro Otani, Tomotsugu Ichikawa, Atsuhito Uneda, Kazuhiko Kurozumi, Joji Ishida, Isao Date
BACKGROUND: We report the case of a patient with anaplastic astrocytoma whose two recurrent lesions showed different imaging responses from one another after bevacizumab treatment. Histological and genetic features of this patient are also described. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old patient with left temporal anaplastic astrocytoma received surgery, local radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Recurrent lesions appeared in the cerebellar vermis and left cerebellar hemisphere, and the patient was started on biweekly bevacizumab...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770223/profound-hearing-loss-following-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-with-posterior-fossa-low-grade-glioma
#9
Yahya Ghazwani, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Johnnie K Bass, Shengjie Wu, Jason Chiang, Frederick Boop, Amar Gajjar, Zsila Sadighi
Background: Hearing loss may occur in patients with posterior fossa low-grade glioma who undergo surgery. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 217 patients with posterior fossa low-grade glioma, including 115 for whom results of hearing tests performed after surgery and before chemotherapy or radiation therapy were available. We explored the association of UHL with age at diagnosis, sex, race, tumor location, extent of resection, posterior fossa syndrome, ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, and histology...
May 2018: Neuro-oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768483/transport-of-enniatin-b-and-enniatin-b1-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-and-hints-for-neurotoxic-effects-in-cerebral-cells
#10
Isabel Krug, Matthias Behrens, Melanie Esselen, Hans-Ulrich Humpf
Enniatins are common contaminants of food and feed and belong to the group of the "emerging" mycotoxins, which are produced by various Fusarium species. Although a wide range of toxic effects, like antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal and cytotoxic properties, have been described in vitro, so far, no cases of mycotoxicosis connected to enniatins in vivo are reported. Among this group of mycotoxins, enniatin B and enniatin B1 are the most prevalent compounds and therefore are present in the human diet...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768357/dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumor-like-pilocytic-astrocytoma-a-case-report
#11
Jia-Ming Liao, Wei Wang, Jing Xie, Hai-Bo Wu
RATIONALE: Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) typically shows biphasic pattern with a mixture of loose microcystic and compact regions, in which it is not uncommon to see heterogeneous morphology. However, there has not been reported in the literatures of the PA type that shows similarity to dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) in both histological morphology and immunophenotype. PATIENT CONCERNS: The present study described a case of PA affecting the right temporal-occipital lobe in a 22-year-old male patient...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766265/surgery-for-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytomas-in-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Martine Fohlen, Sarah Ferrand-Sorbets, Olivier Delalande, Georg Dorfmüller
OBJECTIVE: Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs) are low-grade intraventricular glial tumors that develop in 10-15% of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex; they often cause hydrocephalus and are potentially accessible to a surgical treatment. Our aim is to evaluate morbidity and results after surgery in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. METHOD: We present a retrospective series of 18 pediatric patients operated on for SEGA between 2006 and 2016 at our institution...
May 15, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765626/a-focused-library-synthesis-and-cytotoxicity-of-quinones-derived-from-the-natural-product-bolinaquinone
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Azadeh Ghods, Jayne Gilbert, Jennifer R Baker, Cecilia C Russell, Jennette A Sakoff, Adam McCluskey
Bolinaquinone is a natural product that is a structurally complex, cytotoxic sesquiterpene quinone. A scaffold simplification and focused library approach using a microwave-assisted Suzuki coupling gave 32 bolinaquinone analogues with good-to-excellent cytotoxicity profiles. Mono-arylbenzoquinones, Library A , were preferentially toxic towards BE2-C (neuroblastoma) cells with growth inhibition (GI50 ) values of 4-12 µM; only the 3,4-dimethoxyphenyl 23 and 3-biphenyl 28 variants were broad-spectrum active-HT29 (colon carcinoma), U87 and SJ-G2 (glioblastoma), MCF-7 (breast carcinoma), A2780 (ovarian carcinoma), H460 (lung carcinoma), A431 (skin carcinoma), Du145 (prostate carcinoma), BE2-C (neuroblastoma), MIA (pancreatic carcinoma) and SMA (spontaneous murine astrocytoma)...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760590/evaluation-of-high-grade-astrocytoma-recurrence-patterns-after-radiotherapy-in-the-era-of-temozolomide-a-single-institution-experience
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Arno Lotar Cordova, Taynná Vernalha Rocha Almeida, Cintia Mara da Silva, Pedro Argolo Piedade, Cristiane Maria Almeida, Carlos Genesio Bezzera Lima, Carolina Dutra, Rafael Martins Ferreira, Marcelo Neves Linhares, Valeriy Denyak
Aim: Evaluating the recurrence patterns of high-grade astrocytomas in patients who were treated with radiotherapy (RT) plus temozolomide (TMZ). Background: The current literature suggests that reducing the margins added to the CTV does not significantly change the risk of recurrence and overall survival; thus, we decided to analyze our data and to examine the possibility of changing the adopted margins. Materials and methods: From February 2008 till September 2013, 55 patients were treated for high-grade astrocytomas, 20 patients who had been confirmed to have recurrence were selected for the present study...
May 2018: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755278/orbital-tumor-associated-with-a-microphthalmic-eye-and-colobomatous-cleft-pilocytic-astrocytoma-glioma-or-massive-retinal-gliosis
#15
Rita Van Ginderdeuren, Rafael Sciot, Ilse Mombaerts
A 11-year-old boy with congenital microphthalmos of the right eye presented with gradual protrusion of his ocular prosthesis. MRI showed an orbital mass adjacent to the microphthalmic eye. After removal of the eye and the orbital soft tissue mass a gliotic mass, resembling a pilocytic astrocytoma WHO grade 1 (glioma) was diagnosed. Through a colobomatous cleft in the eye the tumour spread in the orbit. There were no clinical signs of neurofibromatosis 1. This case showed a very rare association between a microphthalmic and colobomatous eye and pilocytic astrocytoma, grade 1...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752851/idh-mutated-astrocytomas-with-19q-loss-constitute-a-subgroup-that-confers-better-prognosis
#16
Ryohei Otani, Takeo Uzuka, Fumi Higuchi, Hadzki Matsuda, Masashi Nomura, Shota Tanaka, Akitake Mukasa, Koichi Ichimura, Phyo Kim, Keisuke Ueki
IDH-mutant gliomas are classified into astrocytic or oligodendroglial tumors by 1p/19q status in WHO 2016 classification, with the latter presenting with characteristic morphology and better prognosis in general. However, the morphological and genetic features within each category are varied, and there may be distinguishable subtypes. We analyzed 170 WHO grade II to IV gliomas resected in our institution. 1p/19q status was analyzed by microsatellite analysis, and genetic mutations were analyzed by next-generation sequencing and Sanger sequencing...
May 12, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745267/pilocytic-astrocytoma-with-spontaneous-malignant-transformation-with-intracranial-and-skeletal-dissemination-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Subhas K Konar, B N Nandeesh, M Sandhya, N Chandana, B Indira Devi, Dhananjaya I Bhat
Pilocytic astrocytoma is a benign low-grade tumor with a favorable prognosis. We present a 47-year-old- lady with a posterior fossa pilocytic astrocytoma who underwent surgical decompression. She developed multiple early local recurrences Along with malignant transformation of the cranial lesion she developed skeletal dissemination within a very short time frame. There were no features or family history of neurofibromatosis 1. She did not receive radiotherapy or chemotherapy prior to the recurrences.
May 10, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741737/genetic-and-epigenetic-features-of-rapidly-progressing-idh-mutant-astrocytomas
#18
Timothy E Richardson, Adwait Amod Sathe, Mohammed Kanchwala, Gaoxiang Jia, Amyn A Habib, Guanghua Xiao, Matija Snuderl, Chao Xing, Kimmo J Hatanpaa
IDH-mutant astrocytomas are significantly less aggressive than their IDH-wildtype counterparts. We analyzed The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset (TCGA) and identified a small group of IDH-mutant, WHO grade II-III astrocytomas (n = 14) with an unexpectedly poor prognosis characterized by a rapid progression to glioblastoma and death within 3 years of the initial diagnosis. Compared with IDH-mutant tumors with the typical, extended progression-free survival in a control group of age-similar patients, the tumors in the rapidly progressing group were characterized by a markedly increased level of overall copy number alterations ([CNA]; p = 0...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739361/two-successful-pregnancies-following-fertility-preservation-in-a-patient-with-anaplastic-astrocytoma-a-case-report
#19
Alexandra Peyser, Sara L Bristow, Avner Hershlag
BACKGROUND: Astrocytomas are the most common malignant glial tumors. With improved prognosis, it is possible for patients to pursue pregnancy post-treatment. However, with potential gonadotoxicity of oncology treatments, fertility preservation prior to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy should be considered. This requires close collaboration between the oncologist and reproductive endocrinologist. To our knowledge this is the first report of successful pregnancies following fertility preservation for AA...
May 9, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738614/proteomic-and-cellular-localisation-studies-suggest-non-tight-junction-cytoplasmic-and-nuclear-roles-for-occludin-in-astrocytes
#20
S V Morgan, C J Garwood, L Jennings, J E Simpson, L M Castelli, P R Heath, S R Mihaylov, I Vazquez Villasenor, T C Minshull, P G Ince, M J Dickman, G M Hautbergue, S B Wharton
Occludin is a component of tight junctions, which are essential structural components of the blood brain barrier. However, occludin is expressed in cells without tight junctions, implying additional functions. We determined the expression and localisation of occludin in astrocytes in cell culture and in human brain tissue, and sought novel binding partners using a proteomic approach. Expression was investigated by immunocytochemistry and immunoblotting in the 1321N1 astrocytoma cell line and ScienCell human primary astrocytes, and by immunohistochemistry in human autopsy brain tissue...
May 8, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
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