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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543529/kir2-1-and-k2p1-channels-reconstitute-two-levels-of-resting-membrane-potential-in-cardiomyocytes
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Dongchuan Zuo, Kuihao Chen, Min Zhou, Zheng Liu, Haijun Chen
Strong inward rectifier K(+) (Kir2) channels primarily maintain normal resting membrane potential of cardiomyocytes. In sub-physiological extracellular K(+) concentrations or pathological hypokalaemia, human cardiomyocytes show both hyperpolarized and depolarized resting membrane potentials; these depolarized potentials cause cardiac arrhythmia; however, the underlying mechanism is unknown. Here we show that Kir2.1 currents non-linearly counterbalance hypokalaemia-induced K2P1 leak cation currents, reconstituting two levels of resting membrane potential in cardiomyocytes...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541641/update-on-rare-epithelial-ovarian-cancers-based-on-the-rare-ovarian-tumors-young-investigator-conference
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Ji Yon Agnes Jang, Nozomu Yanaihara, Eric Pujade-Lauraine, Yoshiki Mikami, Katsutoshi Oda, Michael Bookman, Jonathan Ledermann, Muneaki Shimada, Takako Kiyokawa, Byoung Gie Kim, Noriomi Matsumura, Tsunehisa Kaku, Takafumi Kuroda, Yoko Nagayoshi, Ayako Kawabata, Yasushi Iida, Jae Weon Kim, Michael Quinn, Aikou Okamoto
There has been significant progress in the understanding of the pathology and molecular biology of rare ovarian cancers, which has helped both diagnosis and treatment. This paper provides an update on recent advances in the knowledge and treatment of rare ovarian cancers and identifies gaps that need to be addressed by further clinical research. The topics covered include: low-grade serous, mucinous, and clear cell carcinomas of the ovary. Given the molecular heterogeneity and the histopathological rarity of these ovarian cancers, the importance of designing adequately powered trials or finding statistically innovative ways to approach the treatment of these rare tumors has been emphasized...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541629/adult-granulosa-cell-tumors-of-the-ovary-a-retrospective-study-of-30-cases-with-respect-to-the-expression-of-steroid-synthesis-enzymes
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Sachiko Kitamura, Kaoru Abiko, Noriomi Matsumura, Hidekatsu Nakai, Yumiko Akimoto, Hirotoshi Tanimoto, Ikuo Konishi
OBJECTIVE: Some, but not all, granulosa cell tumors are characterized by estrogen production. This study was designed to determine whether there are clinical or pathological variations in granulosa cell tumors in relation to the expression of sex steroid synthesis enzymes. METHODS: Clinical symptoms, serum hormonal values, and histology of 30 granulosa cell tumor patients who underwent surgery between 2002 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Most patients presented with abnormal genital bleeding including abnormal menstrual cycles...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527613/no-344-opportunistic-salpingectomy-and-other-methods-of-risk-reduction-for-ovarian-fallopian-tube-peritoneal-cancer-in-the-general-population
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Shannon Salvador, Stephanie Scott, Julie Ann Francis, Anita Agrawal, Christopher Giede
OBJECTIVE: This guideline reviews the potential benefits of opportunistic salpingectomy to prevent the development of high grade serous cancers (HGSC) of the ovary/fallopian tube/peritoneum based on current evidence supporting the fallopian tube origin of disease. INTENDED USERS: Gynaecologists, obstetricians, family doctors, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, residents, and health care providers. TARGET POPULATION: Adult women (18 and older): OPTIONS: Women considering hysterectomy who wish to retain their ovaries in situ have traditionally also retained their fallopian tubes...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505269/new-mutations-in-non-syndromic-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-patients-identified-via-whole-exome-sequencing
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Liliana Catherine Patiño, Isabelle Beau, Carolina Carlosama, July Constanza Buitrago, Ronald González, Carlos Fernando Suárez, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo, Brigitte Delemer, Jacques Young, Nadine Binart, Paul Laissue
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to identify new mutations potentially associated with non-syndromic primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) via whole-exome sequencing (WES)? SUMMARY ANSWER: WES is an efficient tool to study genetic causes of POI as we have identified new mutations, some of which lead to protein destablization potentially contributing to the disease etiology. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: POI is a frequently occurring complex pathology leading to infertility...
May 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502829/primary-ovarian-fibrosarcoma-an-unusual-tumor-in-an-adolescent-case-report-and-review-of-the-pediatric-literature
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Bade T Kurtmen, Zafer Dokumcu, Emre Divarci, Gürdeniz Serin, Orkan Ergun, Geylani Ozok, Ahmet Celik
BACKGROUND: Primary ovarian fibrosarcomas are rare and usually observed in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Up-to-date, there are only 3 reports of ovarian fibrosarcoma in childhood and adolescence in English literature. In this report, we aimed to present the first pediatric case with advanced staged primary ovarian fibrosarcoma and to compare with previous cases. CASE: A 14-year-old teenage girl was admitted due to a giant abdominal mass. Imaging techniques revealed a giant heterogeneous and vascular ovarian mass...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501702/brown-adipose-tissue-activation-by-rutin-ameliorates-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-rat
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Tao Hu, Xiaoxue Yuan, Rongcai Ye, Huiqiao Zhou, Jun Lin, Chuanhai Zhang, Hanlin Zhang, Gang Wei, Meng Dong, Yuanyuan Huang, Wonchung Lim, Qingsong Liu, Hyuek Jong Lee, Wanzhu Jin
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrinopathy that is characterized by anovulation, hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovary. However, there is a lack of effective treatment for PCOS at present because the pathologic cause of PCOS has not been elucidated. Although it has been known that brown adipose tissue transplantation ameliorates PCOS by activating endogenous BAT, BAT transplantation is not applicable in clinic. Therefore, BAT activation with natural compound could be an effective treatment strategy for PCOS patients...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500250/characterization-of-nmb-grp-and-their-receptors-brs3-nmbr-and-grpr-in-chickens
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Chunheng Mo, Long Huang, Lin Cui, Can Lv, Dongliang Lin, Liang Song, Guoqiang Zhu, Juan Li, Yajun Wang
The two structurally and functionally related peptides, gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and neuromedin B (NMB) play critical roles in many physiological/pathological processes in mammals. However, the information regarding the expression and functionality of avian NMB, GRP, and their receptors is limited. Here, we characterized cNMB, cGRP and their receptors (cNMBR, cGRPR, cBRS3) in chickens. Our results showed that: 1) cNMBR and cGRPR expressed in CHO cells could be potently activated by cNMB and cGRP respectively, as monitored by cell-based luciferase reporter assays, indicating that cNMBR and cGRPR are cNMB- and cGRP-specific receptors; Strikingly, BRS3 of chickens (/spotted gars), which is orthologous to mouse bombesin receptor subtype-3 (BRS3), could be potently activated by GRP and NMB, demonstrating that both peptides are the endogenous ligands for chicken(/spotted gar) BRS3; 2) Quantitative real-time PCR revealed that cGRPR is widely expressed in chicken tissues with abundant expression in the ovary, pancreas, proventriculus, spinal cord and brain, whereas cNMB, cNMBR and cBRS3 are mainly expressed in the brain and testes; 3) Interestingly, qPCR, Western blot, and immuno-staining revealed that cGRP is predominantly expressed in the anterior pituitary and mainly localized to LH-cells, suggesting that cGRP is likely a novel pituitary hormone in chickens...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498249/clinicopathological-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-of-synchronous-endometrial-and-ovarian-cancers-a-single-institute-review-of-43-cases
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Vandana Jain, Rupinder Sekhon, Sunil Pasricha, Shveta Giri, Kanika Batra Modi, Eliza Shrestha, Dharma Ram, Sudhir Rawal
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of our study were to demonstrate the clinicopathological characteristics and determine the prognostic factors for women with synchronous primary cancers of the endometrium and ovary. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 43 pathologically proven cases of synchronous primary endometrial and ovarian cancers diagnosed between January 2005 and December 2015 was carried out. Patients with uterine sarcomas, carcinosarcomas, borderline tumors, and nonepithelial tumors of the ovary and patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy were excluded from the study...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494279/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-as-a-right-adnexal-mass-with-histopathologic-correlation
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Etan Dayan, Hongfa Zhu, Alan B Copperman, Sara Lewis, Amita Kamath
The authors report and discuss a rare case of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in a 35-year-old female, which was pre-procedurally characterized as a right ovarian mass by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features. This manuscript reviews the imaging and clinical features of GISTs with pathologic correlation, and emphasizes how this entity may present a diagnostic challenge in certain anatomic regions owing in large part to its exophytic nature. This case is unique among similarly reported cases in that there was a "claw sign" with the right ovary, which provided convincing evidence of its point of origin...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491175/mri-characteristics-of-primary-fallopian-tube-choriocarcinoma-a-case-report
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Hui-Ru Jia, Jing Zhang, You-Min Guo
Tubal choriocarcinoma is uncommon, and its magnetic resonance imaging characteristics have not yet been reported. In this report, a 39-year-old woman presented with irregular painless vaginal bleeding and a palpable left lower abdominal lump for 2 months following 6 weeks' amenorrhea and positive urine pregnancy test. Her serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin value was significantly increased. Ultrasound revealed a left adnexal mass, which showed no blood flow signal on Color doppler flow imaging. A further MR examination showed a well-defined cystic-solid mass with cystic component accounting for a large proportion in the left lower abdomen...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487789/abdominopelvic-tuberculosis-with-a-frozen-section-analysis-consistent-with-ovarian-cancer
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Agrimaldo Martins-Filho, Paula Carolina Arvelos Crispim, Renata Margarida Etchebehere, Cristina da Cunha Hueb Barata de Oliveira, Eddie Fernando Candido Murta, Rosekeila Simões Nomelini
Pelvic tuberculosis is a type of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The disease is accompanied by clinical and laboratory findings which may be unspecific and present aspects of other diseases, including gynecological malignancies. In this report, the authors presented a case of pelvic tuberculosis associated with peritoneal tuberculosis in a young woman exhibiting imaging and tumor markers consistent with ovarian neoplasm. An intraoperative frozen section analysis detected atypical cells that were suggestive of ovarian borderline or malignant epithelial neoplasia...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486998/effect-of-sublethal-nickel-chloride-exposure-on-crayfish-astacus-leptodactylus-ovary-an-ultrastructural-autometallographic-and-electrophoretic-analyses
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Otilia Zarnescu, Ana-Maria Petrescu, Alexandra Gaspar, Oana Craciunescu
Cytological responses in different organs of sentinel organisms have proven to be useful tools for characterizing the health status of those organisms and assessing the impact of environmental contaminants. Our study shows that nickel (II) accumulated in both germ cells (oogonia and developing oocytes) and somatic cells (muscle cells, follicle cells) in the Astacus leptodactylus ovary. Muscle cells from ovarian wall show disorganization and the disruption of cytoplasmic microtubules and pyknosis of the cell nucleus...
May 10, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486360/ovarian-mucinous-cystadenoma-after-ovarian-graft
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Carole Fajau-Prevot, Yann Tanguy Le Gac, Christine Chevreau, Clémentine Cohade, Nicolas Gatimel, Jean Parinaud, Roger Leandri
BACKGROUND: Freezing strips of ovarian cortex before chemotherapy followed by transplantation is an experimental method to preserve fertility for reproductive-aged women with cancer. We report a case of a cancer patient who developed a mucinous cystadenoma in a grafted piece of ovarian cortex. CASE: A 32-year-old woman with a Ewing sarcoma had ovarian cryopreservation using cortical strip freezing before receiving chemotherapy. Five years later she had no ovarian function, and the strips were thawed and grafted back onto the ovary...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469767/melatonin-protects-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-induced-by-tripterygium-glycosides-role-of-sirt1
#15
Min Ma, Xiu-Ying Chen, Bin Li, Xiao-Tian Li
Melatonin confers protective effects on premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) induced by tripterygium glycosides (TG) by reducing oxidative stress. Silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1) signaling is found to be associated with the physiology and pathology of ovary. We hypothesize that melatonin could protect POI via activating SIRT1 signaling. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of melatonin on POI and elucidate its potential mechanisms. Mice were assigned to melatonin treatment with or without SIRT1 inhibitor Ex527 or melatonin receptor antagonist luzindole (Luz) and then subjected to POI...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469526/a-case-report-ovarian-sertoli-leydig-cell-tumor-with-hyperestrogenism-and-endometrial-hyperplasia-in-a-postmenopausal-woman
#16
Yoko Tsuzuki, Iwaho Kikuchi, Michio Nojima, Koyo Yoshida, Akane Hashizume, Shigeki Tomita
The patient was a 66-year-old woman, G2P2. The patient presented a chief complaint of irregular postmenopausal bleeding 1 month ago. A transvaginal ultrasonography showed that bilateral ovaries were not enlarged and uterine endometrium was thickened, measuring at 9 mm. As a result of endometrial curettage, the simple endometrial hyperplasia was revealed. A blood examination showed an elevated estradiol level of 67 pg/mL, an elevated level of testosterone 0.64 ng/mL, and a slightly suppressed follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level of 34...
2017: Japanese Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465851/borderline-clear-cell-adenofibroma-of-the-ovary
#17
Pilaiwan Kleebkaow, Apiwat Aue-Aungkul, Amornrat Temtanakitpaisan, Chumnan Kietpeerakool
Borderline clear cell tumors are extremely rare, and few cases have been reported in the literature. Herein, we present a case of borderline clear cell adenofibroma of the ovary in a 58-year-old woman who presented with a pelvic mass and constipation. Physical examination revealed a 10 cm solid midline pelvic mass. Computed tomography showed an 8 cm heterogeneous enhancing mass attached to the left posterolateral wall of the uterus. The patient's serum CA 125 levels were slightly elevated (80.9 U/ml)...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457944/effects-of-phenothiazine-structured-compounds-on-app-processing-in-alzheimer-s-disease-cellular-model
#18
Melike Yuksel, Kevser Biberoglu, Seda Onder, K Gonca Akbulut, Ozden Tacal
The excess accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides derived from the sequential cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) by secretases, is one of the toxic key events leading to neuronal loss in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Studies have shown that cholinergic activity may also be involved in the regulation of APP metabolism. In the current study, we have investigated the roles of toluidine blue O (TBO) and thionine (TH), newly recognized phenothiazine-derived cholinesterase inhibitors, on the metabolism of APP in Chinese hamster ovary cells stably expressing human APP751 and presenilin 1 (PS70 cells)...
April 27, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442026/neuromodulatory-effect-of-oestradiol-in-the-metabolism-of-ovarian-progesterone-and-oestradiol-during-dioestrus-ii-participation-of-the-superior-mesenteric-ganglion
#19
Adriana Vega Orozco, Cynthia Bronzi, Sandra Vallcaneras, Zulema Sosa, Marilina Casais
The aims of the present study were to determine: (1) whether oestradiol (E2) in the superior mesenteric ganglion (SMG) modifies the release of ovarian progesterone (P4), androstenedione (A2) and E2, the activity and gene expression of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) and 20α-HSD and the expression of P450 aromatase (Cyp19a1) and (2) whether any such modifications are related to changes in ovarian nitric oxide (NO) and noradrenaline (NA) levels during dioestrus II. Using an ex vivo SMG-ovarian nervous plexus-ovary system, ovarian P4 release was measured following the addition E2 plus tamoxifen (Txf) (10-6M) to the ganglion, whereas A2, E2, NA and NO were measured following the addition of E2 alone...
April 26, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415994/a-pathological-and-clinical-study-of-706-primary-tumours-of-the-ovary-in-the-largest-tertiary-hospital-in-ghana
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Patrick Kafui Akakpo, Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng, Richard Kwasi Gyasi, Solomom Edward Quayson, Simon Naporo, Jehoram Tei Anim
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tumours are a leading cause of death in Ghana. Even though geographical and racial differences exist in the frequency, types and age distribution of primary ovarian tumours, information about the clinical and pathological characteristics of ovarian tumours in Ghana and its neighboring countries is scanty. We determined the frequency, age distribution, histopathological types and clinical features of primary ovarian tumours diagnosed at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana to aid in the management of patients...
April 17, 2017: BMC Women's Health
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