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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731043/gastroblastoma-harbors-a-recurrent-somatic-malat1-gli1-fusion-gene
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Rondell P Graham, Asha A Nair, Jaime I Davila, Long Jin, Jin Jen, William R Sukov, Tsung-Teh Wu, Henry D Appelman, Jorge Torres-Mora, Kyle D Perry, Lizhi Zhang, Sara M Kloft-Nelson, Ryan A Knudson, Patricia T Greipp, Andrew L Folpe
Gastroblastoma is a rare distinctive biphasic tumor of the stomach. The molecular biology of gastroblastoma has not been studied, and no affirmative diagnostic markers have been developed. We retrieved two gastroblastomas from the consultation practices of the authors and performed transcriptome sequencing on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue. Recurrent predicted fusion genes were validated at genomic and RNA levels. The presence of the fusion gene was confirmed on two additional paraffin-embedded cases of gastroblastoma...
July 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728370/endotoxin-induced-inflammation-disturbs-melatonin-secretion-in-ewe
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Andrzej Przemysław Herman, Karolina Wojtulewicz, Joanna Bochenek, Agata Krawczyńska, Hanna Antushevich, Bartosz Pawlina, Marlena Zielińska-Góska, Anna Herman, Katarzyna Romanowicz, Dorota Tomaszewska-Zaremba
The study was designed to determine the effect of intravenous administration of bacterial endotoxin - lipopolysaccharide (LPS) - on the nocturnal secretion of melatonin and on the expression of enzymes of the melatonin biosynthetic pathway in the pineal gland of ewes, taking into account two different photoperiodic conditions: short night (SN; n = 12) and long night (LN; n = 12). Endotoxin administration lowered (P < 0.05) levels of circulating melatonin in animals from LN photoperiod only during the first hour after treatment, while in ewes from SN photoperiod only in the third hour after the injection...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728303/-enhancing-soft-tissue-reattachment-with-artificial-mesh-in-joint-endoprosthetic-reconstruction-for-bone-tumors
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J S Lin, R Chen, W Yan, D D Chen
Objective: To investigate the operative method and clinical application of the BARD(®) Mesh in enhancing joint stability and function of endoprosthetic reconstruction for bone tumors. Methods: From Jan 2013 to Jun 2015, the clinical data of 51 patients aged (44.75±23.18) years underwent wide resection of tumor and endoprosthetic reconstruction using the BARD(®) Mesh were collected. Among them, 27 were male and 24 were female. The surgical treatments received by these patients included 5 shoulder arthroplasties, 12 elbow replacements, 12 hip replacements and 32 knee replacements (including 24 femoral tumors and 8 tibial tumors)...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727097/evaluating-the-impact-of-breed-pregnancy-and-hair-coat-on-body-temperature-and-sweating-rate-of-hair-sheep-ewes-in-the-tropics
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R W Godfrey, W D Preston, S R Joseph, L LaPlace, P E Hillman, K G Gebremedhin, C N Lee, R J Collier
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of pregnancy, breed, and hair coat on body temperature and sweating rate (SR) of hair sheep. St. Croix White (STX; = 9) and Dorper × STX (DRPX; = 9) ewes (3.6 yr of age) were evaluated over 4 d at 126 d of gestation (PREG) and over 4 d at 46 d postpartum (OPEN) in the shade and sun and in the morning (AM; 0900 to 1200 h) and afternoon (PM; 1300 to 1600 h) after a 20 min acclimation to each condition on each day. Data loggers recorded vaginal temperature (VT) at 10-min intervals for 96 h...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727024/factors-affecting-ewe-performance-in-a-crossbred-dairy-sheep-research-flock-in-the-united-states
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T W Murphy, Y M Berger, P W Holman, M Baldin, R L Burgett, D L Thomas
The Spooner Agricultural Research Station operated the only dairy sheep research flock in North America through 2016. The original nondairy ewe flock was "bred up" to a crossbred dairy flock through the use of rams and semen of the East Friesian (EF) and Lacaune (LA) dairy breeds. The objective of this study was to determine the environmental and nonadditive genetic effects that influence performance of dairy ewes. The traits analyzed were 180 d adjusted milk (180d MY), fat (180d FY), and protein (180d PY) yields, percentage fat (%F) and protein (%P) in milk, lactation average somatic cell score (LSCS), and number of lambs born per ewe lambing (NLB)...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727014/further-testing-of-melatonin-receptor-1a-for-out-of-season-reproduction-in-the-cornell-flock-and-allelic-frequencies-compared-with-romney-sheep
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C J Posbergh, R J Murphy, M L Thonney
Sheep are seasonally polyestrous breeders, meaning they breed when day length shortens in the autumn. Ewes respond to changing day length through chemical pathways involving melatonin receptors. Some breeds, such as Dorset, are known to be less seasonal with many ewes able to breed and lamb year-round. The Melatonin Receptor 1a () gene was identified as a candidate gene controlling out-of-season lambing. The first studies in the Cornell STAR accelerated lambing flock found that a allele was associated with a shorter time to first lambing and a shorter period between lambings...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726984/physiology-and-endocrinology-symposium-alterations-in-uteroplacental-hemodynamics-during-melatonin-supplementation-in-sheep-and-cattle
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C O Lemley, K A Vonnahme
Compromised placental function can result in fetal growth restriction which is associated with greater risk of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Large increases in transplacental nutrient and waste exchange, which support the exponential increase in fetal growth during the last half of gestation, are dependent primarily on the rapid growth and vascularization of the uteroplacenta. The amplitude of melatonin secretion has been associated with improved oxidative status and altered cardiovascular function in several mammalian species; however, melatonin mediated alterations of uteroplacental capacity in sheep and cattle are lacking...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726983/effect-of-space-allowance-and-flooring-on-the-behavior-of-pregnant-ewes
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S G Vik, O Øyrehagen, K E Bøe
Space allowance recommendations for pregnant ewes vary considerably. The aim of this experiment was to investigate the effect of space allowance and floor type on activity, lying position, displacements, and aggressive interactions in pregnant ewes. A 3 × 2 factorial experiment was conducted with space allowance (0.75, 1.50, and 2.25 m/ewe) and type of flooring (straw bedding and expanded metal flooring) as the main factors. A total of 48 pregnant ewes were randomly assigned to 6 groups with 8 ewes in each group...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726868/raman-spectroscopy-for-cancer-detection-and-cancer-surgery-guidance-translation-to-the-clinics
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REVIEW
Inês P Santos, Elisa M Barroso, Tom C Bakker Schut, Peter J Caspers, Cornelia G F van Lanschot, Da-Hye Choi, Martine F van der Kamp, Roeland W H Smits, Remco van Doorn, Rob M Verdijk, Vincent Noordhoek Hegt, Jan H von der Thüsen, Carolien H M van Deurzen, Linetta B Koppert, Geert J L H van Leenders, Patricia C Ewing-Graham, Helena C van Doorn, Clemens M F Dirven, Martijn B Busstra, Jose Hardillo, Aniel Sewnaik, Ivo Ten Hove, Hetty Mast, Dominiek A Monserez, Cees Meeuwis, Tamar Nijsten, Eppo B Wolvius, Robert J Baatenburg de Jong, Gerwin J Puppels, Senada Koljenović
Oncological applications of Raman spectroscopy have been contemplated, pursued, and developed at academic level for at least 25 years. Published studies aim to detect pre-malignant lesions, detect cancer in less invasive stages, reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies and guide surgery towards the complete removal of the tumour with adequate tumour resection margins. This review summarizes actual clinical needs in oncology that can be addressed by spontaneous Raman spectroscopy and it provides an overview over the results that have been published between 2007 and 2017...
July 20, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726525/working-memory-capacity-and-addiction-treatment-outcomes-in-adolescents
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Jon M Houck, Sarah W Feldstein Ewing
BACKGROUND: Brief addiction treatments including motivational interviewing (MI) have shown promise with adolescents, but the factors that influence treatment efficacy in this population remain unknown. One candidate is working memory, the ability to hold a fact or thought in mind. This is relevant, as in therapy, a client must maintain and manipulate ideas while working with a clinician. Working memory depends upon brain structures and functions that change markedly during neurodevelopment and that can be negatively impacted by substance use...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726196/mechanisms-of-sensitivity-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-cells-to-temozolomide
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R R Khusnutdinov, S V Boichuk
We studied the mechanisms of sensitivity of soft tissue sarcoma cells to alkylating agent temozolomide. The mechanisms of tumor cell sensitivity to temozolomide are complex and are determined by not only the level of O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGTM) expression, but also activity of oncosuppressor protein p53. A-673 Ewing's sarcoma cells were found to be the most sensitive to temozolomide, whereas temozolomide-treated SK-LMS-1 leiomyosarcoma cells exhibited signs of cell aging.
July 18, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725115/maternal-and-fetal-arterial-blood-gas-data-in-normotensive-singleton-isoflurane-anesthetized-sheep-at-124-126-days-of-gestation
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Claire M Loughran, Matthew W Kemp, Gabrielle C Musk
The aim of this case series was to describe the differences between maternal and fetal blood-gas results during anesthesia. Sixteen singleton adult merino ewes weighing 60.1 ± 5.1 kg at 125.7 d (124 to 126 d) gestation were anesthetized. Maternal (radial) and fetal (umbilical) arterial blood gas samples were collected 79 ± 6 min after the start of anesthesia if maternal mean arterial pressure (MAP) was stable and > 65 mmHg. Fetal pH, partial arterial pressure of oxygen (PaO2), glucose, arterial hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SaO2), sodium, and chloride were significantly lower and fetal partial arterial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2), lactate, hematocrit, total hemoglobin, potassium, and calcium were significantly higher than maternal blood-gas values...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724045/spinal-tumors-in-children
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Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Enrico Ghizoni, Marcelo Gomes Cordeiro Valadares, Simone Appenzeller, Simone Dos Santos Aguiar, Helder Tedeschi
Introduction: Spinal tumors are rare in the pediatric population, presenting many specific peculiarities when compared to adults. We have performed a broad narrative review to describe the most common spinal tumors in children, discussing their main characteristics and management options. Method: The authors have performed an extensive review of the peer-reviewed literature addressing the aforementioned objectives. Results: Multimodality radiological studies (plain films, 3D computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging) are necessary for proper evaluation and differential diagnosis of spinal tumors in children...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722673/expression-and-clinical-association-of-programmed-cell-death-1-programmed-death-ligand-1-and-cd8-lymphocytes-in-primary-sarcomas-is-subtype-dependent
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Anke E M van Erp, Yvonne M H Versleijen-Jonkers, Melissa H S Hillebrandt-Roeffen, Laurens van Houdt, Mark A J Gorris, Laura S van Dam, Thomas Mentzel, Marije E Weidema, C Dilara Savci-Heijink, Ingrid M E Desar, Hans H M Merks, Max M van Noesel, Janet Shipley, Winette T A van der Graaf, Uta E Flucke, Friederike A G Meyer-Wentrup
In order to explore the potential of immune checkpoint blockade in sarcoma, we investigated expression and clinical relevance of programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and CD8 in tumors of 208 sarcoma patients. Primary untreated osteosarcoma (n = 46), Ewing sarcoma (n = 32), alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (n = 20), embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (n = 77), synovial sarcoma (n = 22) and desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCT) (n = 11) were examined immunohistochemically. PD-L1 expression was predominantly detected in alveolar and embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas (15% and 16%, respectively)...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722251/alteration-in-the-relationship-between-tanycytes-and-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-gnrh-neurosecretory-terminals-following-long-term-metabolic-manipulation-in-the-sheep
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Robert Pouchain Ribeiro Neto, Iain J Clarke, Gregory Conductier
The activity of the hypothalamo-pituitary gonadal (HPG) axis is influenced by energy reserves, such that an increase or a decrease in adiposity may perturb the secretion and action of GnRH. This is thought to be due to the signalling of hormones such as leptin, which act upon neuronal systems controlling GnRH secretion. Other work shows plasticity in the relationship between tanycytes and GnRH neurosecretory terminals in the median eminence across the estrous cycle and we hypothesised that similar plasticity may occur with altered metabolic status...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722199/facial-expression-coding-in-children-and-adolescents-with-autism-reduced-adaptability-but-intact-norm-based-coding
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Gillian Rhodes, Nichola Burton, Linda Jeffery, Ainsley Read, Libby Taylor, Louise Ewing
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can have difficulty recognizing emotional expressions. Here, we asked whether the underlying perceptual coding of expression is disrupted. Typical individuals code expression relative to a perceptual (average) norm that is continuously updated by experience. This adaptability of face-coding mechanisms has been linked to performance on various face tasks. We used an adaptation aftereffect paradigm to characterize expression coding in children and adolescents with autism...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720588/ews-fli-is-a-master-regulator-of-metabolic-reprogramming-in-ewing-sarcoma
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Jason M Tanner, Claire Bensard, Peng Wei, Nathan M Krah, John C Schell, Jamie D Gardiner, Joshua D Schiffman, Stephen L Lessnick, Jared Rutter
Ewing sarcoma is a bone malignancy driven by a translocation event resulting in the fusion protein EWS/FLI1 (EF). EF functions as an aberrant and oncogenic transcription factor that misregulates the expression of thousands of genes. Previous work has focused principally on determining important transcriptional targets of EF, as well as characterizing important regulatory partnerships in EF-dependent transcriptional programs. Less is known, however, about EF-dependent metabolic changes or their role in Ewing sarcoma biology...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718313/massive-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-hand-in-an-infant-with-metastasis-at-birth-management-dilemma
#18
Jayakrishnan K Narayana Kurup, Vinay C Kamble, Ashwath M Acharya, Anil K Bhat
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcomas are malignant tumors arising from striated muscle but can be often confused with primitive neuroectodermal tumors and Ewing sarcoma. They are often classified based on age of presentation and histological features. Three major types of rhabdomyosarcomas are embryonal, alveolar, and pleomorphic with characteristic presentations. METHOD: Here, we present a case of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in the hand of a 5-month-old child with lymphatic metastasis, the age, site, and metastasis being unusual feature for this type of rhabdomyosarcoma...
January 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717004/two-tyrosine-residues-tyr-108-and-tyr-503-are-responsible-for-the-deprotonation-of-phenolic-substrates-in-vanillyl-alcohol-oxidase
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Tom A Ewing, Quoc-Thai Nguyen, Robert C Allan, Gudrun Gygli, Elvira Romero, Claudia Binda, Marco W Fraaije, Andrea Mattevi, Willem J H van Berkel
A number of oxidoreductases from the VAO/PCMH flavoprotein family catalyze the oxidation of para-substituted phenols. One of the best-studied is vanillyl alcohol oxidase (VAO) from the fungus Penicillium simplicissimum For oxidation of phenols by VAO to occur, they must first be bound in the enzyme's active site in their phenolate anion form. The crystal structure of VAO reveals that two tyrosine residues, Tyr-108 and Tyr-503, are positioned so as to facilitate this deprotonation. To investigate their role in catalysis, we created three VAO variants, Y108F, Y503F, and Y108F/Y503F, and studied their biochemical properties...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716733/ml327-induces-apoptosis-and-sensitizes-ewing-sarcoma-cells-to-tnf-related-apoptosis-inducing-ligand
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Eric J Rellinger, Chandrasekhar Padmanabhan, Jingbo Qiao, Andrew Appert, Alex G Waterson, Craig W Lindsley, R Daniel Beauchamp, Dai H Chung
Ewing sarcomas are rare mesenchymal-derived bone and soft tissue tumors in children. Afflicted children with distant metastases have poor survival despite aggressive therapeutics. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in epithelial carcinomas is associated with loss of E-cadherin and resistance to apoptosis. ML327 is a novel small molecule that we have previously shown to reverse epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition features in both epithelial and neural crest-derived cancers. Herein, we sought to evaluate the effects of ML327 on mesenchymal-derived Ewing sarcoma cells, hypothesizing that ML327 initiates growth arrest and sensitizes to TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand...
July 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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