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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231386/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-rna-in-situ-hybridization-for-detecting-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-rearrangement
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Naoki Nakajima, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Kyoko Kondo, Mariyo Rokutan-Kurata, Masahiro Hirata, Ayako Furuhata, Shinji Sumiyoshi, Makoto Sonobe, Toshi Menju, Masanobu Momose, Masakazu Fujimoto, Hiroshi Date, Hironori Haga
AIMS: An easy and rapid assay for detecting mRNA in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples (RNA-in situ hybridization; RNA-ISH) has been reported recently. We investigated the diagnostic accuracy of RNA-ISH for detecting lung adenocarcinoma (LA) with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement. METHODS AND RESULTS: We tested ALK RNA-ISH on 11 resected LAs for which ALK fusion was confirmed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and/or fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)...
February 23, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230179/crowdsourcing-scoring-of-immunohistochemistry-images-evaluating-performance-of-the-crowd-and-an-automated-computational-method
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Humayun Irshad, Eun-Yeong Oh, Daniel Schmolze, Liza M Quintana, Laura Collins, Rulla M Tamimi, Andrew H Beck
The assessment of protein expression in immunohistochemistry (IHC) images provides important diagnostic, prognostic and predictive information for guiding cancer diagnosis and therapy. Manual scoring of IHC images represents a logistical challenge, as the process is labor intensive and time consuming. Since the last decade, computational methods have been developed to enable the application of quantitative methods for the analysis and interpretation of protein expression in IHC images. These methods have not yet replaced manual scoring for the assessment of IHC in the majority of diagnostic laboratories and in many large-scale research studies...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226413/thrombalexin-use-of-a-cytotopic-anticoagulant-to-reduce-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-a-highly-sensitized-model-of-kidney-transplantation
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Miriam Manook, Jean Kwun, Christian Burghuber, Kannan Samy, Michael Mulvihill, Janghoon Yoon, He Xu, Andrea L MacDonald, Kyle Freischlag, Verna Curfman, Evelyn Branum, David Howell, Alton Brad Farris, Richard A Smith, Stephen Sacks, Anthony Dorling, Nizam Mamode, Stuart Knechtle
Early activation of coagulation is an important factor in the initiation of innate immunity, as characterized by thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). In transplantation, systemic anti-coagulation is difficult due to bleeding. A novel 'cytotopic' agent, 'Thrombalexin', (TLN) combines a cell-membrane bound (mirystoyl tail) anti-thrombin (HLL peptide) which can be perfused directly to the donor organ or cells.. Thromboelastography (TEG) was used to measure time to clot formation (r-time) in both rhesus and human blood, comparing TLN vs...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226180/a33-shows-similar-sensitivity-to-but-is-more-specific-than-cdx2-as-an-immunomarker-of-colorectal-carcinoma
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Newton A C S Wong, Lukasz A Adamczyk, Shanna Evans, Jayne Cullen, Anca Oniscu, Karin A Oien
AIMS: CDX2 is widely used as a sensitive and specific immunomarker for colorectal carcinoma (CRC) but neither this sensitivity nor specificity is absolute. This study is the first known comparison of CDX1 and A33 against CDX2 as immunomarkers for CRC. METHODS AND RESULTS: As a pilot study, whole sections of 51 cases of liver metastatic carcinoma of different origins - colorectum (n=32), breast (n=3), oesophagogastric tract (n=4), lung (n=3), pancreas (n=8), and prostate (n=1) - were immunostained with CDX1, CDX2 and A33...
February 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222068/inhibition-of-cdk5-induces-cell-death-of-tumor-initiating-cells
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Melanie M Mandl, Siwei Zhang, Melanie Ulrich, Elisa Schmoeckel, Doris Mayr, Angelika M Vollmar, Johanna Liebl
BACKGROUND: Tumour-initiating cells (TICs) account for chemoresistance, tumour recurrence and metastasis, and therefore represent a major problem in tumour therapy. However, strategies to address TICs are limited. Recent studies indicate Cdk5 as a promising target for anti-cancer therapy and Cdk5 has recently been associated with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, a role of Cdk5 in TICs has not been described yet. METHODS: Expression of Cdk5 in human cancer tissue was analysed by staining of a human tissue microarray (TMA)...
February 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220842/image-processing-in-digital-pathology-an-opportunity-to-solve-inter-batch-variability-of-immunohistochemical-staining
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Yves-Rémi Van Eycke, Justine Allard, Isabelle Salmon, Olivier Debeir, Christine Decaestecker
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a widely used technique in pathology to evidence protein expression in tissue samples. However, this staining technique is known for presenting inter-batch variations. Whole slide imaging in digital pathology offers a possibility to overcome this problem by means of image normalisation techniques. In the present paper we propose a methodology to objectively evaluate the need of image normalisation and to identify the best way to perform it. This methodology uses tissue microarray (TMA) materials and statistical analyses to evidence the possible variations occurring at colour and intensity levels as well as to evaluate the efficiency of image normalisation methods in correcting them...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215700/effect-of-therapeutic-concentration-of-lithium-on-live-hek293-cells-increase-of-na-k-atpase-change-of-overall-protein-composition-and-alteration-of-surface-layer-of-plasma-membrane
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Miroslava Vosahlikova, Hana Ujcikova, Oleksandr Chernyavskiy, Jana Brejchova, Lenka Roubalova, Martin Alda, Petr Svoboda
BACKGROUND: The effect of long-term exposure of live cells to lithium cations (Li) was studied in HEK293 cells cultivated in the presence of 1mM LiCl for 7 or 21days. The alteration of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase level, protein composition and biophysical state of plasma membrane was determined with the aim to characterize the physiological state of Li-treated cells. METHODS: Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase level was determined by [(3)H]ouabain binding and immunoblot assays. Overall protein composition was determined by 2D electrophoresis followed by proteomic analysis by MALDI-TOF MS/MS and LFQ...
February 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210844/elevated-interferon-induced-protein-with-tetratricopeptide-repeats-3-ifit3-is-a-poor-prognostic-marker-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Yue Zhao, Annelore Altendorf-Hofmann, Ioannis Pozios, Peter Camaj, Therese Däberitz, Xiaoyan Wang, Hanno Niess, Hendrik Seeliger, Felix Popp, Christopher Betzler, Utz Settmacher, Karl-Walter Jauch, Christiane Bruns, Thomas Knösel
PURPOSE: Interferon-induced protein with tetratricopeptide repeats 3 (IFIT3) gene from IFITs family is one gene among hundreds of IFN-stimulated genes. The potential role of IFIT3 in cancer is scarcely understood. In addition, the clinical relevance of IFIT3 is not yet known in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). We evaluated the prognostic significance of this gene in PDAC patients. METHODS: The expression of IFIT3 was analyzed in pancreatic cancer cell lines with different metastatic potential (FG and L3...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210839/thrombotic-microangiopathy-caused-by-methionine-synthase-deficiency-diagnosis-and-treatment-pitfalls
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Maria Helena Vaisbich, Andressa Braga, Maria Gabrielle, Clarissa Bueno, Flávia Piazzon, Fernando Kok
BACKGROUND: Inborn errors of cobalamin (Cbl) metabolism form a large group of rare diseases. One of these, Cbl deficiency type C (CblC), is a well-known cause of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), especially in infants. However, there has only been a single published case of TMA associated to Cbl deficiency type G (CblG), also known as methionine synthase deficiency (MSD). CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 21-month-old boy presented with pallor and oral ulcers during episodes of upper respiratory infection (URI)...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209947/forkhead-box-protein-j1-foxj1-is-overexpressed-in-colorectal-cancer-and-promotes-nuclear-translocation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-in-sw620-cells
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Kuiliang Liu, Jianghao Fan, Jing Wu
BACKGROUND FOXJ1, which is a forkhead transcription factor, has been previously studied mostly as a ciliary transcription factor. The role of FOXJ1 in cancer progression is still elusive and controversial. In the present study, the effect of FOXJ1 in progression of colorectal cancer (CRC) was investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS The pattern of FOXJ1 expression was investigated using the method of immunohistochemistry (IHC) in a tissue microarray (TMA) incorporating 50 pairs of colon cancer specimens and adjacent normal tissue...
February 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202793/the-new-aptima-hbv-quant-real-time-tma-assay-accurately-quantifies-hepatitis-b-virus-dna-from-genotypes-a-to-f
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Stéphane Chevaliez, Claude Dauvillier, Fabienne Dubernet, Jean-Dominique Poveda, Syria Laperche, Christophe Hézode, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky
Sensitive and accurate hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA detection and quantification are essential to diagnose HBV infection, establish the prognosis of HBV-related liver disease, guide the decision to treat and monitor the virological response to antiviral treatment and the emergence of resistance. Currently available HBV DNA platforms and assays are generally designed for batching multiple specimens within an individual run and require at least one full day of work to complete the analyses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the newly developed, fully automated, one-step Aptima HBV Quant assay to accurately detect and quantify HBV DNA in a large series of patients infected with different HBV genotypes...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202168/paraprotein-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-expanding-the-spectrum-of-renal-disease-related-to-plasma-cell-dyscrasias
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Mercury Lin, Mark Haas
Plasma cell dyscrasias are associated with a variety of renal diseases, most resulting from the deposition of intact or altered monoclonal paraproteins within the renal parenchyma. Much less commonly, renal disease resulting from monoclonal gammopathies has been reported without actual accumulation of the paraprotein or a derivative of it within the kidney. One such instance involves thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), which is a consequence of endothelial cell injury. New data from the Mayo Clinic indicate that the association of TMA with monoclonal gammopathies is far more frequent than previously appreciated...
March 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196634/objective-domain-specific-her2-measurement-in-uterine-and-ovarian-serous-carcinomas-and-its-clinical-significance
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Daniel E Carvajal-Hausdorf, Kurt A Schalper, Yalai Bai, Jonathan Black, Alessandro D Santin, David L Rimm
INTRODUCTION: HER2 overexpression/amplification is identified in up to 40% of uterine serous carcinomas (USC) and 10% of ovarian serous carcinomas (OSC). However, clinical trials using various HER2-targeted agents failed to show significant responses. FDA-approved HER2 assays target only the protein's intracellular domain (ICD) and not the extracellular domain (ECD). Previous quantitative studies in breast cancer by our group have shown that ICD of HER2 is expressed in some cases that do not express the HER2 ECD...
February 11, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196478/genetic-analysis-of-impaired-trimethylamine-metabolism-using-whole-exome-sequencing
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Yiran Guo, Liang-Dar Hwang, Jiankang Li, Jason Eades, Chung Wen Yu, Corrine Mansfield, Alexis Burdick-Will, Xiao Chang, Yulan Chen, Fujiko F Duke, Jianguo Zhang, Steven Fakharzadeh, Paul Fennessey, Brendan J Keating, Hui Jiang, Hakon Hakonarson, Danielle R Reed, George Preti
BACKGROUND: Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) is a genetic disorder whereby people cannot convert trimethylamine (TMA) to its oxidized form (TMAO), a process that requires the liver enzyme FMO3. Loss-of-function variants in the FMO3 gene are a known cause of TMAU. In addition to the inability to metabolize TMA precursors like choline, patients often emit a characteristic odor because while TMAO is odorless, TMA has a fishy smell. The Monell Chemical Senses Center is a research institute with a program to evaluate people with odor complaints for TMAU...
February 15, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195818/notch1-overexpression-correlates-to-improved-survival-in-cancer-of-the-oropharynx
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Azeem S Kaka, Nicholas B Nowacki, Bhavna Kumar, Songzhu Zhao, Matthew O Old, Amit Agrawal, Enver Ozer, Ricardo L Carrau, David E Schuller, Pawan Kumar, Theodoros N Teknos
Objectives The Notch1 signaling pathway has recently been shown to be highly dysregulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, but the value of Notch1 as a predictive biomarker is yet to be elucidated in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The objective of this study is to evaluate Notch1 expression in surgical OPSCC specimens and determine clinicopathologic correlates. Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Tertiary academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Surgical specimens from 181 patients with OPSCC were collected to create a tissue microarray (TMA)...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192377/application-of-casia-ss-1000-optical-coherence-tomography-tear-meniscus-imaging-in-testing-the-efficacy-of-new-strip-meniscometry-in-dry-eye-diagnosis
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Megumi Shinzawa, Murat Dogru, Keiichi Miyasaka, Jun Shimazaki, Tetsuju Sekiryu
PURPOSE: To investigate the applicability of CASIA SS-1000 anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) imaging parameters in testing the efficacy of the new strip meniscometry (SM) namely "Strip Meniscometry Tube" (SMTube) in the diagnosis of dry eyes. METHODS: Forty-three eyes of 22 patients (4 men and 18 women) with definite dry eye disease (DED) and 49 eyes of 28 normal controls (6 men and 22 women) were studied. All subjects underwent symptom questionnaires, SMTube, the Schirmer-1 test, tear film break-up time measurement, vital staining examinations, as well as tear meniscus height (TMH) and TM area (TMA) measurements using an AS-OCT system...
January 6, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187980/patients-with-hypertension-associated-thrombotic%C3%A2-microangiopathy-may-present-with%C3%A2-complement-abnormalities
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Sjoerd A M E G Timmermans, Myrurgia A Abdul-Hamid, Joris Vanderlocht, Jan G M C Damoiseaux, Chris P Reutelingsperger, Pieter van Paassen
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a pattern of endothelial damage that can be found in association with diverse clinical conditions such as malignant hypertension. Although the pathophysiological mechanisms differ, accumulating evidence links complement dysregulation to various TMA syndromes and in particular the atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. Here, we evaluated the role of complement in nine consecutive patients with biopsy-proven renal TMA attributed to severe hypertension. Profound hematologic symptoms of TMA were uncommon...
February 7, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185827/ttp-one-of-the-tma-s-how-to-sort-it-out
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William Clark, Ronan Foley, Susan Huang, Vincent Laroche, John Klassen, Christopher Patriquin, Katrina Pavenski, Gail Rock
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January 4, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185185/using-digital-quantification-of-stained-tissue-microarrays-as-a-medium-throughput-quantitative-method-for-measuring-the-kinetics-of-signal-transduction
#19
Jessica Kalra, Jennifer Baker
Determining how a molecular targeting agent affects signaling pathways is challenging. To facilitate this exploration, we use a combination of medium-throughput methodologies such as tissue microarrays (TMA) and digital image analysis for quantification of immunohistochemistry (IHC). Because TMAs enable the simultaneous analysis of up to 1000 tissues, this tool can be used to comprehensively assess changes in signal transduction pathways over time. TMAs can be digitized and analyzed using the Aperio ScanScope imaging system and Aperio ImageScope software to deliver semiquantitative data...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183278/a-rare-case-of-renal-thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-castleman-s-disease
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Anubha Mutneja, L Nicholas Cossey, Helen Liapis, Ying Maggie Chen
BACKGROUND: Castleman's disease (CD) is an uncommon, heterogeneous lympho-proliferative disorder leading to high circulating levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Renal involvement has been only described in a limited number of small studies. Herein, we report a rare case of renal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) associated with CD and investigate the podocyte expression of VEGF in the renal biopsy prior to initiation of treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: An 18-year-old male presented with fever, diarrhea, diffuse lymphadenopathy, ascites and acute kidney injury...
February 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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