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Hiroki Osumi, Junko Fujisaki, Masami Omae, Tomoki Shimizu, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Tomohiro Tsuchida, Yorimasa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawachi, Noriko Yamamoto, Masahiro Igarashi
OBJECTIVES: Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma encompasses both gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) and Barrett's esophageal adenocarcinoma (BEA) due to short-segment Barrett's esophagus. We compared these two types of Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma in terms of background factors and clinical outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). METHODS: We enrolled 139 patients (142 lesions) who underwent ESD from 2006 to 2014 at our institution...
October 25, 2016: Gastric Cancer
T M Fenton, A Kelly, E E Shuttleworth, C Smedley, A Atakilit, F Powrie, S Campbell, S L Nishimura, D Sheppard, S Levison, J J Worthington, M J Lehtinen, M A Travis
Regulation of intestinal T-cell responses is crucial for immune homeostasis and prevention of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A vital cytokine in regulating intestinal T cells is transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ), which is secreted by cells as a latent complex that requires activation to function. However, how TGFβ activation is regulated in the human intestine, and how such pathways are altered in IBD is completely unknown. Here we show that a key activator of TGFβ, integrin αvβ8, is highly expressed on human intestinal dendritic cells (DCs), specifically on the CD1c(+) but not the CD141(+) intestinal DC subset...
October 26, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
Anna Pérez-Bosque, Lluïsa Miró, Concepció Amat, Javier Polo, Miquel Moretó
Spray-dried preparations from porcine and bovine plasma can alleviate mucosal inflammation in experimental models and improve symptoms in patients with enteropathy. In rodents, dietary supplementation with porcine spray-dried plasma (SDP) attenuates intestinal inflammation and improves the epithelial barrier function during intestinal inflammation induced by Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin B (SEB). The aim of this study was to discern the molecular mechanisms involved in the anti-inflammatory effects of SDP...
October 22, 2016: Nutrients
Irene D Román, David Cano-Martínez, María Val T Lobo, María Dolores Fernández-Moreno, Borja Hernández-Breijo, Silvia Sacristán, Patricia Sanmartín-Salinas, Jorge Monserrat, Javier P Gisbert, Luis G Guijarro
: Objetive: Our purpose was to study the molecular basis of infliximab (IFX) effect on colon mucosa in a colitis model and to identify new biomarkers of mucosal healing. METHODS: Healthy rats and rats which were subjected to experimental colitis induced by dextran sulphate sodium, with or without IFX treatment (in the short- and long-term), were studied along with forty-seven IBD patients. Colon mucosal integrity by Periodic Acid Schiff staining, intestinal damage by immunohistochemistry (proliferating cell nuclear antigen, β-catenin, E-cadherin, phosphotyrosine, p-p38, allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1) and colonic mucosal apoptosis by TUNEL staining were evaluated in rats...
October 26, 2016: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
Tepirou Chher, Sithan Hak, Thomas George Kallarakkal, Callum Durward, Anand Ramanathan, Wan Maria Nabillah Ghani, Ishak Abdul Razak, Masitah Hayati Harun, Nor Atika Md Ashar, Rama Krsna Rajandram, Pisethraingsey Prak, Haizal Mohd Hussaini, Rosnah Binti Zain
OBJECTIVES: To obtain data on the prevalence of oral mucosal lesions (OMLs) among Cambodians, and to assess the relationship between known risk habits of oral diseases with prevalence of oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs). DESIGN: This was a population-based, cross-sectional study whereby subjects were adults aged 18 years old and above. A workshop on the identification of OML was held to train and calibrate dental officers prior to data collection in the field...
October 26, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
Yun Jung Choi, Hyangmin Park, Ji Sung Lee, Ju-Yeon Lee, Shin Kim, Tae Won Kim, Jung Sun Park, Jeong Eun Kim, Dok Hyun Yoon, Cheolwon Suh
The genetic association of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR) 677C>T polymorphism with methotrexate (MTX)-associated toxicity has been evaluated and conflicting results have been reported. The substantial heterogeneity of the studied population was suggested to be a possible explanation because ethnicity, MTX dose, coadministered chemotherapeutic agents, and folinate rescue dosage regimen could alter the MTX toxicity profile. The patient population was homogenized by limiting the cancer type to primary central nervous system lymphoma and chemotherapy protocol to a high-dose MTX monotherapy regimen...
October 25, 2016: Hematological Oncology
Ho Jae Lee, Jong Min Park, Ki Baik Hahm
Background/Aims: Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) is a cytokine implicated in the susceptibility, development, and progression of gastrointestinal cancer and certain other neoplasms. In the later stages of cancer, TGF-β not only acts as a bystander of host-immune response, but also contributes to cell growth, invasion, and metastasis. In the current study, we generated gastric mucosal cells that stably express Smad7, and explored the Helicobacter pylori-associated biological changes between mock-transfected and Smad7-transfected RGM1 cells...
October 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Hyun Ho Choi, Young Seok Cho, Soo Kyoung Choi, Hyung Keun Kim, Sung Soo Kim, Hiun Suk Chae, Ok Ran Shin
Background/Aims: Although polypoid leiomyomas in the colon and rectum are rare, they are increasingly detected during colonoscopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and clinical outcomes of endoscopic removal for colorectal polypoid leiomyoma. Methods: Data were retrospectively collected from 22 patients with polypoid leiomyoma arising from the muscularis mucosae in the colon and rectum who underwent endoscopic removal at single referral gastrointestinal endoscopy unit...
October 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Corey A Siegel, Cynthia B Whitman, Brennan M R Spiegel, Brian Feagan, Bruce Sands, Edward V Loftus, Remo Panaccione, Geert D'Haens, Charles N Bernstein, Richard Gearry, Siew C Ng, Gerassimos J Mantzaris, Balfour Sartor, Mark S Silverberg, Robert Riddell, Ioannis E Koutroubakis, Colm O'Morain, Peter L Lakatos, Dermot P B McGovern, Jonas Halfvarson, Walter Reinisch, Gerhard Rogler, Wolfgang Kruis, Curt Tysk, Stefan Schreiber, Silvio Danese, William Sandborn, Anne Griffiths, Bjorn Moum, Christoph Gasche, Francesco Pallone, Simon Travis, Julian Panes, Jean-Frederic Colombel, Stephen Hanauer, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Disease activity for Crohn's disease (CD) and UC is typically defined based on symptoms at a moment in time, and ignores the long-term burden of disease. The aims of this study were to select the attributes determining overall disease severity, to rank the importance of and to score these individual attributes for both CD and UC. METHODS: Using a modified Delphi panel, 14 members of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IOIBD) selected the most important attributes related to IBD...
October 25, 2016: Gut
Ana Roseli S Ribeiro, José Diego do Nascimento Valença, Jeferson da Silva Santos, Thaise Boeing, Luisa Mota da Silva, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade, Ricardo L C Albuquerque-Júnior, Sara Maria Thomazzi
Many flavonoids have been shown to present good results for the treatment of gastric ulcers. Baicalein, a bioactive flavonoid derived from the Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi root, possesses several biological effects, such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. This study was conducted to assess the gastroprotective properties of baicalein. Anti-ulcerogenic assay was performed using the protocol of ulcer induced by ethanol/HCl in mice; then, the role of presynaptic α2-receptors, sulfhydryl (SH) compounds, nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin (PG) and ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) channels in gastroprotection of baicalein was investigated...
October 22, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
Botao Wang, Ying Gao, Guoxi Zheng, Xiaoyong Ren, Bin Sun, Kang Zhu, Huanan Luo, Zhenghui Wang, Min Xu
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common chronic inflammatory condition of the nasal mucosal tissue. Platycodin D (PLD), a triterpenoid saponin isolated from the root of Platycodon grandiflorum, has anti-inflammatory effects in a mouse model of allergic asthma. However, the anti-inflammatory effects of PLD in the nasal mucosa have not been deeply investigated. The objective was to investigate the effect of PLD on inflammatory cytokines and mucus production from nasal epithelial cells. Our study showed that PLD inhibited the levels of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and eotaxin in interleukin (IL)-13-stimulated RPMI2650 cells...
October 22, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Christophe von Garnier, Fabian Blank, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Joachim R Goethert, Patrick G Holt, Philip A Stumbles, Deborah H Strickland
The pulmonary parenchymal and mucosal microenvironments are constantly exposed to the external environment and thus require continuous surveillance to maintain steady-state immunological homeostasis. This is achieved by a mobile network of pulmonary dendritic cells (DC) and macrophages (mø) that constantly sample and process microenvironmental antigens into signals that can initiate or dampen inflammation, either locally or after onward migration to draining lymph nodes. The constant steady-state turnover of pulmonary DC and mø requires replenishment from bone-marrow precursors, however the nature of the pulmonary precursor cell remains unclear, although recent studies suggest that subsets of pulmonary DC may derive from circulating monocytic precursors...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
Sandra Maria Barbalho, Marcelo Dib Bechara, Ricardo de Alvares Goulart, Karina Quesada, Rodrigo Galhardi Gasparini, Antonely de Cássio Alves de Carvalho, Adriana Maria Ragassi Fiorini
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are two major forms of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Vitamin A (VA) and vitamin D (VD) may be associated with reduction in inflammation in these disorders. The aim of this review was to show the current evidence that may associate VA and VD with IBDs. Data linking VA, VD, and IBDs were studied. Both VA and VD may be related to the immune system in different manners. The active form of VA, retinoic acid, may be related to the growth factor-β and release of interleukin-10 (IL-10), thus involved with the resolution of the inflammation...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
Renzo Guarnieri, Luca Savio, Alessandro Bermonds des Ambrois, Stefano Ippoliti, Francesco Zuffetti, Luigi Vito Stefanelli, Stefano Di Carlo, Giorgio Pompa
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible factors that influenced the periimplant soft tissue changes around single implants-abutments with laser-microtextured surface (LMS) in the esthetic zone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine units, formed by implant-abutment with LMS were studied. Variables possibly associated with the periimplant soft tissue changes were obtained from clinical measurements (plaque [present/absent], periimplant biotype [thin/thick], and probing depth); intrasurgical measurements (vertical height in millimeters of the keratinized gingiva in the vestibular part of the implant site vestibular keratinized gingiva [VKG], implant vestibular crestal exposition, vestibular crestal level, and vestibular bone width); cast models (implant position [buccal/palatal], implant abutments angle); periapical radiographs (distance from the contact point to the interproximal bone crest of the adjacent tooth [CP-BC], distance from the contact point to the implant platform [CP-P], distance from the contact point to the first bone to implant contact [CP-IB]); and digital clinical photographs...
October 20, 2016: Implant Dentistry
Matthew C Choy, Kumar Visvanathan, Peter De Cruz
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are thought to develop as a result of complex interactions between host genetics, the immune system and the environment including the gut microbiome. Although an improved knowledge of the immunopathogenesis of IBDs has led to great advances in therapy such as the highly effective anti-tumor necrosis factor class of medications, a significant proportion of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis do not respond to anti-tumor necrosis factor antibodies. Further understanding of the different immune pathways involved in the genesis of chronic intestinal inflammation is required to help find effective treatments for IBDs...
October 21, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
KathyJo Ann Jackson
Klebsiella oxytoca is a gram-negative bacterium that can be found throughout the environment as well as on mucosal membranes of mammals including humans. This bacterium is responsible for a variety of infections in humans including nosocomial infections resulting in hospital outbreaks. Reptiles including snakes, tuataras, and turtles have been shown to harbor this bacterium, and previous studies have shown that pet reptiles are a potential source for dissemination of pathogenic bacteria. Green anoles (Anolis carolensis) are a common lizard found in the southeastern part of the United States...
October 25, 2016: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Cheong K C Kwong Chung, Francesca Ronchi, Markus B Geuking
Healthy host-microbial mutualism relies on compartmentalization and proper regulation of systemic and mucosal immune responses. Nevertheless, the systemic immune system is frequently exposed to bouts of bacteraemia, which can trigger systemic antimicrobial immune reactivity including CD4(+) T cells. Low level bacteraemia can occur when immune compartmentalization is compromised, for example in the presence of innate immune deficiency or following use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). We generated an Escherichia coli strain expressing a defined T helper neo-epitope to study systemic antigen-specific antimicrobial CD4(+) T cells and their potential involvement in the pathogenicity of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)...
October 24, 2016: Immunology
Liliana Belmonte, Najate Achamrah, Séverine Nobis, Charlène Guérin, Gaëtan Riou, Christine Bôle-Feysot, Olivier Boyer, Vincent Richard, Jean Claude Do Rego, Pierre Déchelotte, Alexis Goichon, Moïse Coëffier
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is associated with low-grade systemic inflammation and altered gut microbiota. However, the molecular origin of the inflammation remains unknown. Toll-like receptors are key regulators of innate immune response and their activation seems also to be involved in the control of food intake. We used activity-based anorexia (ABA) model to investigate the role of TLR4 and its contribution in anorexia-associated low-grade inflammation. Here, we found that ABA affected early the intestinal inflammatory status and the hypothalamic response...
October 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
K Ravi, D M Geno, M F Vela, M D Crowell, D A Katzka
BACKGROUND: Baseline impedance measured with ambulatory impedance pH monitoring (MII-pH) and a mucosal impedance catheter detects gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, these tools are limited by cost or patient tolerance. We investigated whether baseline impedance measured during high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) distinguishes GERD patients from controls. METHODS: Consecutive patients with clinical HRIM and MII-pH testing were identified. Gastroesophageal reflux disease was defined by esophageal pH <4 for ≥5% of both the supine and total study time, whereas controls had an esophageal pH <4 for ≤3% of the study performed off PPI...
October 24, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Anne-Kathrin Bräscher, Dietmar Zuran, Robert E Feldmann, Justus Benrath
OBJECTIVES: In 2013, a novel material SmartTrack(®) was introduced to replace the previous material used for Invisalign(®) aligners. We conducted this study to test how this transition was accepted by patients during ongoing Invisalign(®) treatment. METHODS: We surveyed a total of 72 patients (68 % women, 32 % men, mean age: 29.3 ± 9.2 years) who had worn the new material for a mean of 6 months. They completed a questionnaire with 25 items that compared both materials in terms of pain, pressure upon insertion, comfort, mucosal irritation, phonetics, discoloration, and taste...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
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