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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707127/increased-incidence-of-respiratory-tract-cancers-in-people-living-near-portland-cement-plants-in-korea
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Sang-Yong Eom, Eun-Bi Cho, Moo-Kyung Oh, Sun-Seog Kweon, Hae-Sung Nam, Yong-Dae Kim, Heon Kim
PURPOSE: Portland cement contains carcinogens such as chromium and free silica, and hence, inhalation of cement dust can cause respiratory tract cancers. The purpose of this study was to determine whether living near a cement plant increases the risk of respiratory tract cancers. METHODS: The study population consisted of 341,793 people, all of whom lived in administrative districts within 3-km radius of ten cement plants in Korea. The respiratory tract cancer incidence data (International Classification of Diseases, ten revision code C00-C14 and C30-C34) for 2008-2012 were obtained from regional cancer registries...
July 13, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705898/cellular-heterogeneity-in-the-ureteric-progenitor-niche-and-distinct-profiles-of-branching-morphogenesis-in-organ-development
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Elisabeth A Rutledge, Jean-Denis Benazet, Andrew P McMahon
Branching morphogenesis creates arborized epithelial networks. In the mammalian kidney, an epithelial progenitor pool at ureteric branch tips (UBT) creates the urine-transporting collecting system. Using region-specific mouse reporter strains, we performed an RNA-seq screen, identifying tip and stalk enriched gene sets in the developing collecting duct system. Detailed in situ hybridization studies of tip-enriched predictions identified UBT-enriched gene sets conserved between the mouse and human kidney. Comparative spatial analysis of their UBT niche expression highlighted distinct patterns of gene expression revealing novel molecular heterogeneity within the UBT progenitor population...
July 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704186/comparative-characteristics-of-napsin-a-ttf-1-and-egfr-mutation-expression-in-mucinous-lung-cell-carcinomas
#3
Sylvia N Genova, Veselin T Belovezhdov, Stoyan N Bichev, Vladimir H Danev
BACKGROUND: Invasive mucinous lung adenocarcinomas are rare and account for 2%-10% of all lung adenocarcinoma cases. It is believed that Napsin A exhibits a weaker expression in mucinous adenocarcinomas compared with TTF1, but such correlation is still poorly researched. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of mucinous to nonmucinous adenocarcinomas and compare specificity and sensitivity of monoclonal Napsin A with TTF1 in mucinous adenocarcinomas and define the frequency of EGFR mutations...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670072/primary-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-lung-with-prominent-clear-cells
#4
David D Fink, Angela M Lomas, Anja C Roden, Prashant C Shah, Riyam T Zreik
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung is a rare malignancy of salivary gland-type origin. We report a case of a 21-year-old man with a right mainstem bronchus mass composed predominantly of clear cells. This case represents a rare primary pulmonary low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma positive for MAML2 rearrangement by fluorescence in situ hybridization with a prominent clear cell component.
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668836/microrna-profiling-and-target-genes-related-to-metastasis-of-salivary-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
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Xin Feng, Kyle Matsuo, Tan Zhang, Yunping Hu, Ashley C Mays, James D Browne, Xiaobo Zhou, Christopher A Sullivan
BACKGROUND/AIM: Perineural invasion and distant metastasis lead to a poor prognosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma and there is no effective therapy available. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate target gene expression, which can be biomarkers or therapeutic targets for certain cancer types. We aimed to identify miRNAs and their target genes possibly involved in metastasis of salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using Nanostring nCounter analysis, we examined miRNA expression in two SACC cell lines: SACC-83 and SACC-LM, with low and high lung metastasis rates, respectively...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655566/determination-of-suitable-reference-genes-for-rt-qpcr-analysis-of-murine-cytomegalovirus-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Marion Griessl, Michael Gutknecht, Charles H Cook
Reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) is the most commonly used method to evaluate gene expression. Reliable qPCR results are highly dependent on accurate normalization using suitable reference genes. We investigated expression of commonly used reference genes during murine Cytomegalovirus (mCMV) infection and latency to determine those genes least perturbed by infection. Following mCMV infection in BALB/c mice, lung, salivary gland, liver, spleen and kidney were evaluated. Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and NIH-3T3 cells were also evaluated...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653299/first-case-report-of-a-curative-wedge-resection-in-epithelial-myoepithelial-carcinoma-of-the-lung
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Lars Hagmeyer, L Tharun, S C Schäfer, K Hekmat, R Büttner, W Randerath
Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma is a well differentiated malignant neoplasm, which originates from the salivary glands. The primary pulmonary manifestation is rare-about 30 cases have been reported worldwide. In the literature, anatomical resection has been described as the standard surgical approach. In the presented case, a wedge resection was performed, with no evidence for tumor relapse in the follow-up reevaluation after 24 months. This is the first case report of a primary pulmonary epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma that has been treated with a non-anatomical wedge resection and lymph node dissection as a curative approach...
June 26, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649589/data-supporting-the-anticancer-activity-of-posterior-salivary-gland-psg-toxin-from-the-cuttlefish-sepia-pharaonis-ehrenberg-1831
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Ramachandran Karthik, Venkatesan Manigandan, Kumar Ebenezar, Raghavan Vijayashree, Ramachandran Saravanan
The data presented illustrated the in vitro anti-proliferative effect of the PSG toxin from the cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis. The cytostatic potentials of the PSG toxin were determined by the lymphocyte migration inhibition assay. The PSG toxin (50 μg/ml) exhibited commendable inhibition of the migration of lymphocytes across the agarose gel matrix under the presence of lipopolysaccharide mitogen, with a mean migration index of 0.625. The cytotoxicity of the PSG toxin against selected cancer cell lines was determined using the MTT assay...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636292/-head-and-neck-cancer-promising-results-of-immunotherapy
#9
Aurélie Sivade, Djamila Bensaid, Yan Monnier, Keyvan Shabafrouz, Hanan Bouchaab, Valérie Cristina
Immunotherapy, especially checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PD1 and anti-PDL1 antibodies, has changed the standard of care and the prognosis of melanoma, but also more recently of lung cancer, renal cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma. Results of preliminary studies in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as in less frequent tumors of the region, such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma and high grade salivary gland carcinoma, are also promising. Indeed, in a recent phase 3 study, the PD1 inhibitor nivolumab has recently demonstrated a significant improvement in overall survival for platin-resistant recurrent and/or metastatic HNSCC...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628162/-distant-metastases-of-malignant-salivary-gland-carcinoma-after-treated-by-125-i
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical features of distant metastases from malignant salivary gland carcinomas after treated by (125)I internal brachy therapy alone. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2010, 43 patients with locally advanced unresectable or recurrent malignant salivary gland carcinomas were treated by (125)I internal brachy therapy alone at Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology. All of them had been follow-up at least 2 years. The primary sites of malignant salivary gland carcinomas were the parotid for 12 patients, infratemporal fossa for 9 patients, tongue for 7 patients, maxilla for 6 patients, parapharyngeal for 4 patients, floor of months for 3 patients, submandibular gland for 1 patient, and lip for 1 patient...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614225/immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-preceded-by-lung-involvement-a-case-report
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Miki Abo, Hazuki Takato, Satoshi Watanabe, Kazumasa Kase, Tamami Sakai, Hayato Koba, Johsuke Hara, Takashi Sone, Hideharu Kimura, Kazuo Kasahara
RATIONALE: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic condition involving various organs and vessels including the pancreas, bile duct, salivary glands, periorbital tissues, kidneys, lungs, lymph nodes, meninges, and aorta. Recently, some cases of IgG4-RD have been reported, in which only pulmonary lesions were present. It is not known whether IgG4-RD can be diagnosed on the basis of pulmonary lesions only, because increases in serum IgG4 levels and infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells into the lung tissue also occur in other inflammatory conditions...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593065/high-expression-of-galectin-3-in-patients-with-igg4-related-disease-a-proteomic-approach
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Adeeb Salah, Hajime Yoshifuji, Shinji Ito, Koji Kitagori, Kaori Kiso, Norishige Yamada, Toshiki Nakajima, Hironori Haga, Tatsuaki Tsuruyama, Aya Miyagawa-Hayashino
OBJECTIVES: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a multiorgan condition manifesting itself in different forms. This study aimed to investigate protein expression profiles and to find the possible biomarker for IgG4-RD by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) using tissue sections in IgG4-RD patients. METHODS: Protein expression profiles in five IgG4-related pancreatitis and three normal pancreatic samples were compared using LC-MS and were validated by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry...
2017: Pathology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588783/salivary-duct-carcinoma-treated-with-cetuximab-based-targeted-therapy-a-case-report
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Kenta Kawahara, Akimitsu Hiraki, Ryoji Yoshida, Hidetaka Arita, Yuichiro Matsuoka, Toshio Yamashita, Kan-Ichi Koga, Masashi Nagata, Akiyuki Hirosue, Daiki Fukuma, Hideki Nakayama
Salivary duct carcinoma is a highly aggressive disease with a poor prognosis. Surgical resection is currently the only curative treatment, as there is no effective systemic therapy for this malignancy. Recently, trastuzumab has been shown to exhibit therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of salivary duct carcinoma; similarly, molecularly targeted agents, such as cetuximab, are expected to be useful for salivary duct carcinoma treatment. We herein describe the case of a 56-year-old man diagnosed with salivary duct carcinoma in the left submandibular region, with ipsilateral multiple metastases to the neck lymph nodes...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551643/clinical-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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Samuel Jang, Priyesh N Patel, Randall J Kimple, Timothy M McCulloch
BACKGROUND: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a salivary gland malignancy with unpredictable growth and poorly understood prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A database search of patients treated at a single Institution was used to identify patients with histologically-confirmed ACC. Patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics were examined via review of medical records. RESULTS: Overall survival of 70 patients identified at 5, 10, and 15 years was 80...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526333/systemic-manifestations-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-the-nod-b10sn-h2-b-j-mouse-model
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Jeremy Kiripolsky, Long Shen, Yichen Liang, Alisa Li, Lakshmanan Suresh, Yun Lian, Quan-Zhen Li, Daniel P Gaile, Jill M Kramer
Animal models that recapitulate human disease are crucial for the study of Sjögren's Syndrome (SS). While several SS mouse models exist, there are few primary SS (pSS) models that mimic systemic disease manifestations seen in humans. Similar to pSS patients, NOD.B10Sn-H2(b)/J (NOD.B10) mice develop exocrine gland disease and anti-nuclear autoantibodies. However, the disease kinetics and spectrum of extra-glandular disease remain poorly characterized in this model. Our objective was to characterize local and systemic SS manifestations in depth in NOD...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518033/distribution-and-quantitative-estimates-of-variant-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-prions-in-tissues-of-clinical-and-asymptomatic-patients
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Jean Y Douet, Caroline Lacroux, Naima Aron, Mark W Head, Séverine Lugan, Cécile Tillier, Alvina Huor, Hervé Cassard, Mark Arnold, Vincent Beringue, James W Ironside, Olivier Andréoletti
In the United-Kingdom, ≈1 of 2,000 persons could be infected with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Therefore, risk of transmission of vCJD by medical procedures remains a major concern for public health authorities. In this study, we used in vitro amplification of prions by protein misfolding cyclic amplification (PMCA) to estimate distribution and level of the vCJD agent in 21 tissues from 4 patients who died of clinical vCJD and from 1 asymptomatic person with vCJD. PMCA identified major levels of vCJD prions in a range of tissues, including liver, salivary gland, kidney, lung, and bone marrow...
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515585/calcification-of-the-submandibular-gland-in-a-patient-with-chickenpox
#17
Cetin Celenk, Peruze Celenk
The pneumonia virus of chickenpox is now known to cause scattered calcified foci in the lungs, however to our knowledge, recent literature has not discussed calcification in the salivary glands. A 15-year-old boy consulted the department of radiology because of a swelling on the right side of the submandibular area. Radiological assessment included an ultrasonography and computerized tomography scan of the neck area, which demonstrated intraparenchymal amorph calcification, with approximately 13 mm diameter in the right submandibular gland...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508996/hyalinizing-clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bronchus
#18
Maryam Shahi, Michelle Dolan, Paari Murugan
Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (HCCC) is an uncommon low-grade minor salivary gland neoplasm that usually arises in the head and neck region. We report a 55-year-old man who presented with a 2.5 cm lung mass that was partially obstructing the right bronchus intermedius. The tumor consisted of cords and nests of clear and eosinophilic cells in a hyalinized stromal background. The neoplastic cells expressed cytokeratin (CK) 7, CK 5/6, high-molecular weight cytokeratin (34BE12), p63 and p40, while TTF-1, napsin A, CK20, S100, smooth muscle actin, synaptophysin and chromogranin were negative...
May 16, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506999/btbd7-is-essential-for-region-specific-epithelial-cell-dynamics-and-branching-morphogenesis-in-vivo
#19
William P Daley, Kazue Matsumoto, Andrew D Doyle, Shaohe Wang, Brian J DuChez, Kenn Holmbeck, Kenneth M Yamada
Branching morphogenesis of developing organs requires coordinated but poorly understood changes in epithelial cell-cell adhesion and cell motility. We report that Btbd7 is a crucial regulator of branching morphogenesis in vivo. Btbd7 levels are elevated in peripheral cells of branching epithelial end buds, where it enhances cell motility and cell-cell adhesion dynamics. Genetic ablation of Btbd7 in mice disrupts branching morphogenesis of salivary gland, lung and kidney. Btbd7 knockout results in more tightly packed outer bud cells, which display stronger E-cadherin localization, reduced cell motility and decreased dynamics of transient cell separations associated with cleft formation; inner bud cells remain unaffected...
June 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479702/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-mandible-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Rajani Korlepara, Venkateswara Rao Guttikonda, Jayakiran Madala, Sravya Taneeru
Inflammatory pseudotumor is a term given to different neoplastic and nonneoplastic entities that have a common histological appearance, which comprises spindle cell proliferation with a prominent chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an uncommon lesion with distinctive clinical, pathological and molecular features and is considered to be pseudotumor for the past two decades due to its appearance. IMT is an intermediate soft tissue tumor which was first observed in lungs...
January 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
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