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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635258/mucin-inspired-lubrication-on-hydrophobic-surfaces
#1
Benjamin Tillmann Käsdorf, Florian Weber, Georgia Petrou, Vaibhav Srivastava, Thomas Crouzier, Oliver Lieleg
In the human body, high molecular weight glycoproteins called mucins play a key role in protecting epithelial surfaces against pathogenic attack, controlling the passage of molecules towards the tissue and enabling boundary lubrication with very low friction coefficients. However, neither the molecular mechanisms nor the chemical motifs of those biomacromolecules involved in these fundamental processes are fully understood. Thus, identifying the key features that render biomacromolecules such as mucins outstanding boundary lubricants could set the stage for creating versatile artificial superlubricants...
June 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633616/sclerosing-stromal-tumor-mimicking-a-pregnancy-luteoma-case-report-of-a-diagnostically-challenging-entity-further-complicated-by-the-presence-of-metastatic-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-from-the-stomach
#2
Meral Uner, Alp Usubutun
Sclerosing stromal tumors of the ovary are very rare. We report the case of a 29-year-old pregnant woman who presented with a history of preterm labor and gestational hypertension. A huge mass measuring 30 cm in greatest dimension was recognized on the right ovary during cesarean section. Signet ring cell infiltration was seen during intraoperative frozen section consultation. She underwent a right salpingo-oophorectomy, and the permanent diagnosis was sclerosing stromal tumor infiltrated by signet ring cells...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628803/mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-associated-expression-of-muc5ac-muc5b-and-mucin-type-carbohydrate-antigen-sialyl-tn-in-the-parotid-gland
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Johannes H Matse, Wiresh K Bharos, Enno C I Veerman, Elisabeth Bloemena, Jan G M Bolscher
OBJECTIVES: The aberrant expression of mucins and mucin-type carbohydrates has been described in many types of cancer, including mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC), a malignant salivary gland tumor. In this study, we examined the aberrant expression patterns of mucins (MUC1, MUC4, MUC5AC and MUC5B), simple mucin-type carbohydrate antigens (Tn, sialyl-Tn and T) and mature carbohydrate antigens (Lewis(a) and sulfo-Lewis(a) antigens) in MEC originating from the parotid gland, which normally does not secrete mucins...
June 13, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616090/histochemical-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-mucinous-rectal-carcinoma
#4
C V Lungulescu, S Răileanu, G Afrem, B S Ungureanu, D N Florescu, I A Gheonea, S Șovăilă, Ș Crăițoiu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major health problem worldwide. The objective of our study was to assess the histopathological (HP) and immunohistochemical (IHC) profile of mucins from signet ring (SR) and mucinous rectal carcinoma, while evaluating their value as a prognostic factor and muco-secretive ability. The HP study (76 cases) included 4 categories of patients: pure mucinous (PM), mixed mucinous components (MM) (50-80% of the tumor cells), mixed mucinous components (Mm) (< 50% of the tumor cells) and signet ring (SR)...
April 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608712/nf-gh-a-glycosidase-secreted-by-naegleria-fowleri-causes-mucin-degradation-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Moisés Martínez-Castillo, Rosa Elena Cárdenas-Guerra, Rossana Arroyo, Anjan Debnath, Mario Alberto Rodríguez, Myrna Sabanero, Fernando Flores-Sánchez, Fernando Navarro-Garcia, Jesús Serrano-Luna, Mineko Shibayama
AIM: The aim of this work was to identify, characterize and evaluate the pathogenic role of mucinolytic activity released by Naegleria fowleri. MATERIALS & METHODS: Zymograms, protease inhibitors, anion exchange chromatography, MALDI-TOF-MS, enzymatic assays, Western blot, and confocal microscopy were used to identify and characterize a secreted mucinase; inhibition assays using antibodies, dot-blots and mouse survival tests were used to evaluate the mucinase as a virulence factor...
June 13, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607090/gel-forming-mucins-form-distinct-morphologic-structures-in-airways
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Lynda S Ostedgaard, Thomas O Moninger, James D McMenimen, Nicholas M Sawin, Connor P Parker, Ian M Thornell, Linda S Powers, Nicholas D Gansemer, Drake C Bouzek, Daniel P Cook, David K Meyerholz, Mahmoud H Abou Alaiwa, David A Stoltz, Michael J Welsh
Gel-forming mucins, the primary macromolecular components of airway mucus, facilitate airway clearance by mucociliary transport. In cystic fibrosis (CF) altered mucus properties impair mucociliary transport. Airways primarily secrete two closely related gel-forming mucins, MUC5B and MUC5AC. However, their morphologic structures and associations in airways that contain abundant submucosal glands and goblet cells are uncertain. Moreover, there is limited knowledge about mucins in airways not affected by inflammation, infection, or remodeling or in CF airways...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602698/early-growth-response-factor-1-is-essential-for-cigarette-smoke-induced-muc5ac-expression-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Shao-Bin Wang, Chao Zhang, Xu-Chen Xu, Feng Xu, Jie-Sen Zhou, Yan-Ping Wu, Chao Cao, Wen Li, Hua-Hao Shen, Jiao-Fei Cao, Zhi-Hua Chen
Early growth response factor 1 (Egr-1) is a zinc finger transcription factor which responses rapidly to a variety of extracellular stimuli. Previous studies have suggested that Egr-1 exerts pathological functions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by regulation of cigarette smoking-induced autophagy, cell death, and inflammation. However, little is known about the role of Egr-1 in regulation of mucus production in airway epithelium. In this study, we observed that cigarette smoke extract (CSE) induced a successive expression of Egr-1 and MUC5AC in human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells...
June 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594978/association-of-gel-forming-mucins-and-aquaporin-gene-expression-with-hearing-loss-effusion-viscosity-and-inflammation-in-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Tina L Samuels, Justin C Yan, Pawjai Khampang, Peter W Dettmar, Alexander MacKinnon, Wenzhou Hong, Nikki Johnston, Blake C Papsin, Robert H Chun, Michael E McCormick, Joseph E Kerschner
Importance: Persistent, viscous middle ear effusion in pediatric otitis media (OM) contributes to increased likelihood of anesthesia and surgery, conductive hearing loss, and subsequent developmental delays. Biomarkers of effusion viscosity and hearing loss have not yet been identified despite the potential that such markers hold for targeted therapy and screening. Objective: To investigate the association of gel-forming mucins and aquaporin 5 (AQP5) gene expression with inflammation, effusion viscosity, and hearing loss in pediatric OM with effusion (OME)...
June 8, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591047/inverted-gastric-adenocarcinoma-of-fundic-gland-mucosa-type-colliding-with-well-differentiated-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
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Keitaro Takahashi, Mikihiro Fujiya, Shin Ichihara, Kentaro Moriichi, Toshikatsu Okumura
RATIONALE: Gastric adenocarcinoma of fundic gland mucosa type (GA-FGM) is a rare tumor composed of atypical cells with differentiation toward the fundic gland as well as the foveolar epithelium. Including our case, only 9 cases of GA-FGMs were reported from 2010 to 2016. CONCERNS OF THE PATIENT: An 87-year-old man was referred to our institution for endoscopic resection of a gastric lesion. The tumor was classified as type 0-I + IIa according to the Paris classification...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582341/invasive-extramammary-paget-disease-of-the-vulva-with-signet-ring-cell-morphology-in-a-patient-with-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-stomach-report-of-a-case
#10
Byung-Kwan Jeong, Kyu-Rae Kim
This report describes a rare case of invasive extramammary Paget disease of the vulva with signet ring cell morphology in a 58-yr-old woman with a history of signet ring cell carcinoma of the stomach. This case was initially misinterpreted as a metastatic gastric carcinoma to the vulva because an initial small, superficial biopsy specimen showed infiltration of signet ring cells in the dermis without intraepidermal Paget cells. However, a surgically resected specimen showed concordant immunophenotypes in both intraepidermal Paget cells and intradermal signet ring cell components with immunoreactivity to cytokeratin (CK) 7, CEA, and gross cystic disease fluid protein-15, and immunonegativity for CK20, MUC5AC, and MUC6...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578323/oxytetracycline-inhibits-mucus-secretion-and-inflammation-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
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Said Ahmad Shah, Hajime Ishinaga, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, but its nonantibacterial effects in the human respiratory tract are unknown. In this study, the effects of oxytetracycline on mucus secretion and inflammation were examined by PCR and ELISA in the human airway epithelial cell line NCI-H292. Oxytetracycline (10 μg/mL) significantly inhibited TNF-α-induced MUC5AC gene expression and MUC5AC protein levels in NCI-H292 cells. It also downregulated IL-8 and IL-1β gene expression and IL-1β protein levels. Our findings demonstrated that oxytetracycline suppressed mucus production and inflammation in human respiratory epithelial cells, providing further evidence for the usefulness of oxytetracycline for human airway inflammatory diseases...
June 3, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577958/lepidic-predominant-adenocarcinoma-and-invasive-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-exhibit-specific-mucin-expression-in-relation-with-oncogenic-drivers
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Duruisseaux Michaël, Antoine Martine, Rabbe Nathalie, Rodenas Anita, Mc Leer-Florin Anne, Lacave Roger, Poulot Virginie, Duchêne Belinda, Van Seuningen Isabelle, Cadranel Jacques, Wislez Marie
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate MUC1, MUC2, MUC5B, MUC5AC, and MUC6 expression in invasive lepidic predominant adenocarcinoma (LPA) and invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma (IMA) of the lung, and the impact of oncogenic drivers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MUC1, MUC2, MUC5B, MUC5AC, MUC6, TTF1 and Hnf4α immunohistochemistry was performed on surgical samples from 52 patients with IMA (n=25) or LPA (n=27). We searched for EGFR, KRAS, BRAF, and HER2 mutations and ALK, ROS1, and NRG1 rearrangements...
July 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571146/immunohistochemical-study-of-muc1-muc2-and-muc5ac-expression-in-primary-breast-carcinoma
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Daxesh Shivabhai Patel, Siddhi Gaurish Sinai Khandeparkar, Avinash R Joshi, Maithili Mandar Kulkarni, Bhagyashree Dhande, Pranoti Lengare, Lokesh Ashok Phegade, Ketan Narkhede
INTRODUCTION: Breast Cancer (BC) is the second most common cancer among women in India and accounts for 7% of global burden of BC and one-fifth of all Cancers (CA) among women in India. AIM: This study was conducted for studying the expression of MUC1, MUC2 and MUC5AC in breast carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty cases of primary breast carcinoma diagnosed between years 2013 to 2015 were included in the study. Manual tissue array technique was applied for cases subjected to Immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570009/mucinous-cystic-neoplasms-of-the-liver-and-pancreas-relationship-between-kras-driver-mutations-and-disease-progression
#14
Kohei Fujikura, Masayuki Akita, Shiho Abe-Suzuki, Tomoo Itoh, Yoh Zen
AIMS: To compare the oncogenic mutation status among mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) of different histological grades and between liver and pancreatic MCNs. METHODS AND RESULTS: KRAS, GNAS, RNF43 and PIK3CA were sequenced in 25 surgical cases of hepatopancreatic MCNs. Molecular features were correlated with clinicopathological and immunohistochemical findings. KRAS mutations were identified in 5 cases (20%), while GNAS, RNF43 and PIK3CA were the wild-type in all cases...
June 1, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566470/early-life-allergen-induced-mucus-overproduction-requires-augmented-neural-stimulation-of-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-cell-secretion
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Juliana Barrios, Kruti R Patel, Linh Aven, Rebecca Achey, Martin S Minns, Yoonjoo Lee, Vickery E Trinkaus-Randall, Xingbin Ai
Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNECs) are the only innervated airway epithelial cells. To what extent neural innervation regulates PNEC secretion and function is unknown. Here, we discover that neurotrophin 4 (NT4) plays an essential role in mucus overproduction after early life allergen exposure by orchestrating PNEC innervation and secretion of GABA. We found that PNECs were the only cellular source of GABA in airways. In addition, PNECs expressed NT4 as a target-derived mechanism underlying PNEC innervation during development...
May 31, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564633/microrna-145-down-regulates-mucin-5ac-to-alleviate-airway-remodeling-and-targets-egfr-to-inhibit-cytokine-expression
#16
Zhe Cheng, Ling-Ling Dai, Xi Wang, Liu-Qun Jia, Xiao-Gang Jing, Peng-Fei Li, Meng Liu, Huan Wang, Lin An
This study aims to explore how microRNA-145 (miR-145) affects airway remodeling and cytokine expression by targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) to regulate mucin 5AC (MUC5AC).Mice alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) were divided into a control, blank, miR-145 mimics, mimic control, miR-145 inhibitors, inhibitor control, si-EGFR and miR-145 inhibitors + si-EGFR group. Asthma mice models with airway remodeling were induced with an Ovalbumin (OVA) solution and randomly divided into a normal, asthma, asthma + miR-145 mimics, asthma + miR-145 mimic control, asthma + si-EGFR or asthma + si-EGFR NC group...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559407/neutrophil-elastase-and-il17-expressed-in-the-pig-colon-during-brachyspira-hyodysenteriae-infection-synergistically-with-the-pathogen-induce-increased-mucus-transport-speed-and-production-via-mapk3
#17
Macarena P Quintana-Hayashi, Nazanin Navabi, Maxime Mahu, Vignesh Venkatakrishnan, Harvey R Fernandez, Freddy Haesebrouck, Frank Pasmans, Sara K Lindén
Brachyspira hyodysenteriae colonizes the pig colon resulting in mucoid hemorragic diarrhea and mucus layer changes. These changes are characterized by a disorganized mucus structure and a massive mucus induction with de novo expression of MUC5AC and increased production of MUC2. To investigate the mechanisms behind this altered mucin environment, we quantified the mRNA levels of mucin pathway genes and factors from the immune system in the colon of infected and control pigs, revealing upregulation of neutrophil elastase, SPDEF, FOXA3, MAPK3/ERK1, IL-17A, IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8 expression...
May 30, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556957/increased-frequency-of-bronchiolar-histotypes-in-lung-carcinomas-associated-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Anna Caliò, Veronica Lever, Andrea Rossi, Eliana Gilioli, Matteo Brunelli, Alessandra Dubini, Sara Tomassetti, Sara Piciucchi, Alessia Nottegar, Giulio Rossi, Marianne Kambouchner, Alessandra Cancellieri, Mattia Barbareschi, Giuseppe Pelosi, Claudio Doglioni, Alberto Cavazza, Rodolfo Carella, Paolo Graziano, Bruno Murer, Venerino Poletti, Marco Chilosi
AIMS: The association between lung cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is well-known, however the significance of this association is poorly understood. Bronchiolar honeycomb cysts have been proposed as possible precursors for development of carcinoma, but limited evidence of this hypothesis is available. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-three lung carcinomas arising in patients with IPF have been analyzed using a panel of immunohistochemical markers. The antibodies included pneumocyte markers (TTF1, Napsin-A, SPA1), the goblet cell marker MUC5AC, markers of basal/squamous cell differentiation (CK5/6, ΔN-p63) and markers related to enteric differentiation (CDX2, MUC2, CK20, villin)...
May 30, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550735/clarithromycin-inhibits-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-muc5ac-mucin-gene-expression-via-the-mkp-1-p38mapk-dependent-pathway
#19
Said Ahmad Shah, Hajime Ishinaga, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Clarithromycin is a 14-membered macrolide antibiotic. Low-dose, long-term macrolide therapy is effective in patients with chronic airway diseases, such as diffuse panbronchitis, chronic bronchitis, and chronic sinusitis. However, the mechanism underlying this clinical efficacy remains unclear. The dual specificity phosphatase MKP-1 (MAPK phosphatase-1), also called DUSP (dual specificity phosphatase-1), was initially identified as an in vitro ERK-specific phosphatase, but depending on the cell type, it can also dephosphorylate other members of the MAPK family, such as p38 and JNK, and thus suppress downstream signaling of these kinases...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550497/clinicopathological-features-of-intraductal-papillary-neoplasms-of-the-bile-duct-a-comparison-with-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-with-reference-to-subtypes
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Yuki Fukumura, Yasuni Nakanuma, Yuko Kakuda, Masaru Takase, Takashi Yao
Intraductal papillary epithelial neoplasms of the pancreatobiliary system (intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)) seem to share many clinicopathological features; however, IPNB has not been fully characterized. In order to understand the clinicopathological/immunohistochemical features of IPNB better, we compared 52 cases of IPNB with 42 cases of IPMNs with mural nodules. The IPNB cases were divided into two groups according to their histological similarity and according to five key histological findings...
May 26, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
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