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Kai Wille, Parvis Sadjadian, Martin Griesshammer
Due to the central role of platelets in hemostasis, the clinical relevance of quantitative changes in platelet counts (< 150 G/l or > 450 G/l) may be significant. Thrombopoesis (= production of platelets) occurs in the bone marrow, and the hormone thrombopoetin takes control on its regulation.In thrombocytosis, primary causes have to be distinguished from the far more common reactive (= secondary) reasons. The most important form of primary thrombocytosis occurs in myeloproliferative neoplasms especially in essential thrombocythemia (ET)...
November 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Wanli Liu, Jianpei Li, Yixian Wu, Shan Xing, Yanzhen Lai, Ge Zhang
Tumor-derived exosomes (TEXs) are extracellular vesicles that are continuously released into the blood by tumor cells and carry specific surface markers of the original tumor cells. Substantial evidence has implicated TEXs as attractive diagnostic markers for cancer. However, the detection of TEXs in blood at an early tumor stage is challenging due to their very low concentration. Here, we established a method called PLA-RPA-TMA assay that allows TEXs to be detected with high sensitivity and specificity. Based on two proximity ligation assay (PLA) probes that recognize a biomarker on a TEX, we generated a unique surrogate DNA signal for the specific biomarker, which was synchronously amplified twice by recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) coupled with transcription-mediated amplification (TMA), and then the products of the RPA-TMA reaction were quantitatively detected using a gold nanoparticle-based colorimetric assay...
November 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Huizi Xiong, Qian Yu, Yu Gong, Wenjuan Chen, Yunlei Tong, Yao Wang, Hui Xu, Yuling Shi
YAP is a critical protein in cancer development and can induce transformative phenotypes in mammary epithelial cells. Previous studies have provided evidence that YAP can contribute to the metastatic behavior of melanoma, since specific knockdown of YAP leads to reduced metastatic and invasive capacity in vitro. However, the mechanism by which YAP regulates the function of melanoma is unknown. Here, we identified that YAP has a positive impact on the expression of LRP1, which also plays critical roles in cancer...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
Amanda R Noble, Norman J Maitland, Daniel M Berney, Martin G Rumsby
BACKGROUND: Phospholipases D1 and D2 (PLD1/2) hydrolyse cell membrane glycerophospholipids to generate phosphatidic acid, a signalling lipid, which regulates cell growth and cancer progression through effects on mTOR and PKB/Akt. PLD expression and/or activity is raised in breast, colorectal, gastric, kidney and thyroid carcinomas but its role in prostate cancer (PCa), the major cancer of men in the western world, is unclear. METHODS: PLD1 protein expression in cultured PNT2C2, PNT1A, P4E6, LNCaP, PC3, PC3M, VCaP, 22RV1 cell lines and patient-derived PCa cells was analysed by western blotting...
November 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
Kamdeo K Pramanik, Siddavaram Nagini, Abhay K Singh, Prajna Mishra, Tanushree Kashyap, Nidhi Nath, Manzar Alam, Ajay Rana, Rajakishore Mishra
PURPOSE: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC)-related deaths mainly result from invasion of the tumor cells into local cervical lymph nodes. It has been reported that progressive basement membrane loss promotes the metastatic and invasive capacities of OSCCs. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is known to play a central role in tumor progression and invasion. However, the role of MMP-9 in OSCC invasion has so far remained paradoxical and little is known about its regulation. Here, we aimed to assess MMP-9 expression regulation and its activation by glycogen synthase kinase-3β during human OSCC progression and invasion...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
Jaehyun Lee, Yong Jae Shin, Kyoungmin Lee, Hee Jin Cho, Jason K Sa, Sang-Yun Lee, Seok-Hyung Kim, Jeongwu Lee, Yeup Yoon, Do-Hyun Nam
Purpose: Glioblastoma (GBM) is classified as one of the most aggressive and lethal brain tumor. Great strides have been made in understanding the genomic and molecular underpinnings of GBM, which translated into development of new therapeutic approaches to combat such deadly disease. However, there are only few therapeutic agents that can effectively inhibit GBM invasion in a clinical framework. In an effort to address such challenges, we have generated anti-SEMA3A monoclonal antibody as a potential therapeutic antibody against GBM progression...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
Debajyoti Ghosh, Cory Clay, Jonathan A Bernstein
BACKGROUND: Workplace exposure to Trimellitic Anhydride (TMA) can elicit TMA-specific IgE (sIgE), which may lead to occupational asthma (OA). An occupational immunosurveillance program (OISP) has been implemented to monitor TMA exposure and immunologic outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether TMA-specific IgG (sIgG) responses can discriminate between TMA-exposed workers with and without sIgE responses. METHODS: Serum TMA-specific antibody (IgG, IgG4 and IgE) levels were estimated longitudinally (years 2006 to 2014) in TMA-exposed workers recruited in low, medium and high exposure areas...
November 8, 2017: Allergy
Giovanni Battista Biserni, Enrico Di Oto, Linda Eszter Moskovszky, Maria Pia Foschini, Zsuzsanna Varga
BACKGROUND: Male breast cancer is an uncommon disease often discovered in advanced stage; thus, in the setting of metastatic adenocarcinoma, breast origin must be taken to account. Breast markers as NY-BR-1, GATA-3, mammaglobin, and BRST-2 are established tools for labelling primary and metastatic female breast cancer; however, none of them has been sufficiently studied in male breast cancer. The aim of this study was to analyze the expression of these markers in male breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive cases of male breast cancer and eight loco-regional metastases were re-revaluated, assembled in tissue micro array (TMA), and stained with immunohistochemistry (IHC) for NY-BR-1, GATA-3, mammaglobin, and BRST-2...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Chongliang Gao, Gianluca Catucci, Silvia Castrignanò, Gianfranco Gilardi, Sheila J Sadeghi
Human flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 (hFMO3) catalyses the oxygenation of a wide variety of compounds including drugs as well as dietary compounds. It is the major hepatic enzyme involved in the production of the N-oxide of trimethylamine (TMAO) and clinical studies have uncovered a striking correlation between plasma TMAO concentration and cardiovascular disease. Certain mutations within the hFMO3 gene cause defective trimethylamine (TMA) N-oxygenation leading to trimethylaminuria (TMAU) also known as fish-odour syndrome...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
Qi Yao, Gang Cai, Qi Yu, Jianhong Shen, Zhikai Gu, Jian Chen, Wei Shi, Jinlong Shi
The R132H mutation in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1-R132H) is associated with better prognosis in glioma patients. Glioma stem cells (GSCs) in glioma are believed to be responsible for glioma growth and maintenance. However, the relation between the R132H mutation and GSCs is not fully understood. In the present study, GSC markers were detected in patients with IDH1-R132H or wild-type IDH1 (IDH1-wt) by tissue microarray immunohistochemistry (TMA-IHC). The relationship between the expression patterns of GSC markers and the clinicopathological characteristics in glioma were analyzed...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
Christoph Burdelski, Nilofar Jakani-Karimi, Frank Jacobsen, Christina Möller-Koop, Sarah Minner, Ronald Simon, Guido Sauter, Stefan Steurer, Till S Clauditz, Waldemar Wilczak
IMP3 is an RNA binding protein required for ribosomal RNA processing, which has been suggested to be a prognostic marker in a large variety of human types of cancer. However, available data on the prevalence of IMP3 expression are largely discrepant. To systematically investigate the epidemiology and clinical relevance of IMP3 expression in human cancers we employed a two-step tissue microarrays (TMAs) approach. First, a normal tissue TMA and a multi-tumor TMA were analyzed for immunohistochemically detectable expression of IMP3 in 76 different normal tissue types and 3889 cancer samples from 95 different tumor categories...
November 2, 2017: Oncology Reports
Xiao-Hui Zhang, Xiao Liu, Qin-Ming Wang, Yun He, Xiao-Lu Zhu, Jia-Min Zhang, Wei Han, Huan Chen, Yu-Hong Chen, Feng-Rong Wang, Jing-Zhi Wang, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Xiao-Dong Mo, Yao Chen, Yu Wang, Hai-Xia Fu, Ying-Jun Chang, Lan-Ping Xu, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the possible risk factors for the occurrence and mortality of TMA with concomitant aGVHD and to investigate outcomes and treatments of this disorder after allo-HSCT. METHODS: 50 cases diagnosed with TMA with concomitant aGVHD and 150 controls were identified from a cohort composed of 3 992 patients who underwent allo-HSCT from 2008 to 2016. RESULTS: Grade III-IV aGVHD (p=0.000), acute kidney injury (AKI) (p=0.033) and hypertension (p=0...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
Seunggi Seo, Byung Chul Yeo, Sang Soo Han, Chang Mo Yoon, Joon Young Yang, Jonggeun Yoon, Choongkeun Yoo, Ho-Jin Kim, Yong-Baek Lee, Su Jeong Lee, Jae-Min Myoung, Han-Bo-Ram Lee, Woo-Hee Kim, Il-Kwon Oh, Hyungjun Kim
The reaction mechanism of area-selective atomic layer deposition (AS-ALD) of Al2O3 thin films using self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) was systematically investigated by theoretical and experimental studies. Trimethylaluminum (TMA) and H2O were used as the precursor and oxidant, respectively, with octadecylphosphonic acid (ODPA) as an SAM to block Al2O3 film formation. However, Al2O3 layers began to form on the ODPA SAMs after several cycles, despite reports that CH3-terminated SAMs cannot react with TMA. We showed that TMA does not react chemically with the SAM but is physically adsorbed, acting as a nucleation site for Al2O3 film growth...
November 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Gints Kalnins, Eduards Sevostjanovs, Dace Hartmane, Solveiga Grinberga, Kaspars Tars
CntA oxygenase is a Rieske 2S-2Fe cluster-containing protein that has been previously described as able to produce trimethylamine (TMA) from carnitine, gamma-butyrobetaine, glycine betaine, and in one case, choline. TMA found in humans is exclusively of bacterial origin, and its metabolite, trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), has been associated with atherosclerosis and heart and renal failure. We isolated four different Rieske oxygenases and determined that there are no significant differences in their substrate panels...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
A Buivydiene, V Liakina, J Valantinas, J Norkuniene, E Mockiene, S Jokubauskiene, R Smaliukiene, L Jancoriene, L Kovalevska, E Kashuba
The expression levels of the two novel oncoproteins uridine-cytidine kinase like-1 (UCKL-1) and mitochondrial ribosomal protein S18-2 (MRPS18-2) were assessed in samples of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using immunohistochemistry. Tissue microarray (TMA) paraffin blocks were prepared from 42 HCC tumor samples with the corresponding peri-tumor tissues and from 11 tissues of a liver with HCV-induced cirrhosis. We found that the UCKL-1 signal in the liver tissues of the peri-tumor zone in the HCC samples was stronger than that in cirrhosis (50 ± 49...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
Hai-Song Tan, Wei-Hua Jiang, Yi He, De-Sheng Wang, Zhen-Jie Wu, Deng-Shuang Wu, Li Gao, Yi Bao, Jia-Zi Shi, Bing Liu, Li-Jun Ma, Lin-Hui Wang
Keratin 8 (KRT8) plays an essential role in the development and metastasis of multiple human cancers. However, its role in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) remains unexplored. Here, we investigated the expression pattern, clinical significance, and function of KRT8 in ccRCC. KRT8 mRNA and protein levels were determined in two large cohorts using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and tissue microarray (TMA) immunohistochemistry (IHC), respectively. We found that KRT8 expression was upregulated in ccRCC and vein tumor thrombi (VTTs)...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Dawn Scott, Ric Lovell
This study examined the utility of a range of approaches used to develop player-dependent speed zones in time-motion analysis (TMA), in determining the dose-response (internal load) of daily football training. Daily external (10 Hz GPS) and internal load (heart rate metrics, ratings of perceived exertion [RPE], wellness ratings) measures were tracked for 22 International women's football players during a 21-day training camp. High-speed (HSR) and very high speed running (VHSR) were determined according to arbitrary speed thresholds, as well as using a range of different individualization approaches that included the velocities corresponding to the heart rate deflection point, maximal aerobic speed, YYIR1 performance, and maximal sprint speed (MSS)...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
Nigel T Brockton, Pawadee Lohavanichbutr, Emeka K Enwere, Melissa P Upton, Elizabeth N Kornaga, Steven C Nakoneshny, Pinaki Bose, Chu Chen, Joseph C Dort
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most commonly diagnosed type of head and neck cancer, accounting for ~300,000 new cases worldwide annually. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) and Ki-67 have been associated with reduced disease-specific survival (DSS) in patients with OSCC. We previously proposed a combined CAIX and Ki-67 signature of 'functional hypoxia' and sought to replicate this association in a larger independent cohort of patients with OSCC at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) in Seattle...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
Ilaria Lampronti, Maria Giulia Manzione, Gianni Sacchetti, Davide Ferrari, Susanna Spisani, Valentino Bezzerri, Alessia Finotti, Monica Borgatti, Maria Cristina Dechecchi, Giorgia Miolo, Giovanni Marzaro, Giulio Cabrini, Roberto Gambari, Adriana Chilin
The angelicin analogue 4,6,4'-trimethylangelicin (TMA) was recently reported as a strong inhibitor of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) activity and of the expression of the interleukin-8 (IL-8) gene in bronchial epithelial cells in which the inflammatory response has been challenged with P. aeruginosa, the most common bacterium found in the airways of patients affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). These findings encouraged us to analyze new synthetic analogues of TMA in order to evaluate their biological activities on human bronchial epithelial CF IB3-1 cells and to find more potent anti-NF-κB agents exhibiting only minor antiproliferative effects...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
Leo Feferman, Ryan Deaton, Sumit Bhattacharyya, Hui Xie, Peter H Gann, Jonathan Melamed, Joanne K Tobacman
BACKGROUND: Arylsulfatase B (ARSB) removes the 4-sulfate group from chondroitin 4-sulfate (C4S) and dermatan sulfate and is required for their degradation. Prior work showed that ARSB immunohistochemical scores were lower in malignant prostate tissue, and were associated with higher Gleason scores and recurrence. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to confirm that ARSB immunostaining of prostate tissue obtained at the time of radical prostatectomy is prognostic for prostate cancer recurrence...
October 16, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
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