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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441375/primary-adrenal-angiosarcoma-a-rare-and-potentially-misdiagnosed-tumor
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Ariel Grajales-Cruz, Francis Baco-Viera, Ernesto Rive-Mora, Carlos Ramirez-Tanchez, David Tasso, Norma Arroyo-Portela, Elizabeth Calderon, Ilean Joan Padua-Octaviani, William Caceres-Perkins
A man aged 69 years presented with acute right flank pain secondary to a hemorrhagic large adrenal tumor. En bloc resection was performed to repair the inferior vena cava. Immunoperoxidase levels in the tumor were positive for factor VIII and CD31 and negative for S100, protein Melan-A, CD34, synaptophysin, chromogranin, desmin, muscle specific actin, ETFA (EMA), KRT20 (CK20), CDX2, TTF1, LNPEP (PLAP), inhibin, ?-fetoprotein, CD30, hepatocyte paraffin, and aberrant expression of cytokeratin 7 and pankeratin...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438374/validity-of-self-assessed-sexual-maturation-against-physician-assessments-and-hormone-levels
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Jorge E Chavarro, Deborah J Watkins, Myriam C Afeiche, Zhenzhen Zhang, Brisa N Sánchez, David Cantonwine, Adriana Mercado-García, Clara Blank-Goldenberg, John D Meeker, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Karen E Peterson
OBJECTIVE: To compare self-report and physician assessments of sexual maturation against serum hormone markers to evaluate the hypothesis that the validity of self-assessed sexual maturation is underestimated in traditional validation studies. STUDY DESIGN: We adapted a self-assessment instrument that 248 Mexican children and adolescents, aged 8-13 years, completed. The participants were examined by a trained pediatrician and provided fasting blood samples for measurement of reproductive hormones (eg, testosterone, estradiol, sex hormone-binding globulin, inhibin B) and other hormones (eg, C-peptide, insulin-like growth factor 1, leptin, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) known to change during adolescence...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428886/vaccination-with-inhibin-%C3%AE-provides-effective-immunotherapy-against-testicular-stromal-cell-tumors
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Robert Aguilar, Justin M Johnson, Patrick Barrett, Vincent K Tuohy
BACKGROUND: Testicular cancer is the most common male neoplasm occurring in men between the ages of 20 and 34. Although germ-line testicular tumors respond favorably to current standard of care, testicular stromal cell (TSC) tumors derived from Sertoli cells or Leydig cells often fail to respond to chemotherapy or radiation therapy and have a 5-year overall survival significantly lower than the more common and more treatable germ line testicular tumors. METHODS: To improve outcomes for TSC cancer, we have developed a therapeutic vaccine targeting inhibin-α, a protein produced by normal Sertoli and Leydig cells of the testes and expressed in the majority of TSC tumors...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424419/integrated-analysis-of-genes-associated-with-poor-prognosis-of-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastasis
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Zhenyuan Qian, Guobing Zhang, Guangyuan Song, Ji Shi, Lijie Gong, Yiping Mou, Yong Han
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignances in the gut. Liver is the most common metastasis site of CRC. This study focuses on the primary CRC and its liver metastasis, aiming to discover several liver metastasis related genes and provide therapeutic candidates. We compared gene expression patterns among the groups of normal colorectal mucosa, primary tumor and the liver metastasis using a CRC gene expression dataset. 84 genes were found to be upregulated in both primary tumor and liver metastases...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407051/igf1r-expression-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells-is-essential-for-steroidogenesis-follicle-survival-and-fertility-in-female-mice
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Sarah C Baumgarten, Marah Armouti, CheMyong Ko, Carlos Stocco
Folliculogenesis is a lengthy process that requires the proliferation and differentiation of granulosa cells (GCs) for preovulatory follicle formation. The most crucial endocrine factor involved in this process is follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Interestingly, previous in vitro studies indicated that FSH fails to stimulate GC proliferation in the absence of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R). To determine the role of the IGF1R in vivo, female mice with a conditional knockdown of the IGF1R in the GCs were produced and had undetectable levels of IGF1R mRNA and protein in the GCs...
April 12, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397603/masculinization-related-genes-and-cell-mass-structures-during-early-gonadal-differentiation-in-the-african-clawed-frog-xenopus-laevis
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Mikako Wada, Kazuko Fujitani, Kei Tamura, Shuuji Mawaribuchi, Yosuke Kamata, Nobuhiko Takamatsu, Michihiko Ito
The African clawed frog Xenopus laevis has a female heterogametic ZZ/ZW-type sex-determining system. We previously discovered a W-linked female sex-determining gene dm-W that is involved in ovary formation, probably through the up-regulation of the estrogen synthesis genes cyp19a1 and foxl2. We also reported that a unique "mass-in-line structure", which disappears from ZZ gonads during early testicular development, might serve as the basis for ovary differentiation in ZW gonads. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying early masculinization are poorly understood...
April 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387021/diagnosing-clear-cell-neuroendocrine-tumors-on-cytological-specimens-report-of-two-cases-and-brief-literature-review
#7
Kaila Buckley, Zaibo Li
Although many of the common manifestations of Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease are relatively well known, there is one particular entity which is quite rare, but which appears to show a specific predilection for VHL patients. This entity is clear cell neuroendocrine tumor (NET). It is a difficult diagnosis to make due to its cytomorphologic similarities to other entities, such as metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma and paraganglioma, amongst others. These tumors, however, are characteristically positive for neuroendocrine markers such as synaptophysin and chromogranin, as well as cytokeratins...
April 6, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385888/modeling-and-high-throughput-experimental-data-uncover-the-mechanisms-underlying-fshb-gene-sensitivity-to-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-pulse-frequency
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Estee Stern, Frederique Ruf-Zamojski, Lisa Zalepa-King, Hanna Pincas, Soon Gang Choi, Charles S Peskin, Hayot Fernand, Judith L Turgeon, Stuart C Sealfon
Neuroendocrine control of reproduction by brain-secreted pulses of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) represents a longstanding puzzle about extracellular signal decoding mechanisms. GnRH regulates the pituitary gonadotropins follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), both of which are heterodimers specified by unique β subunits (FSHβ/LHβ). Contrary to Lhb, Fshb gene induction has a preference for low frequency GnRH pulses. To clarify the underlying regulatory mechanisms, we developed three biologically anchored mathematical models: 1) parallel activation of Fshb inhibitory factors (e...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365908/spinal-adrenal-cortical-adenoma-associated-with-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Javier Giner, Isabel Esteban, Fernando Carceller, Javier Saceda, R M Regojo
PURPOSE: Ectopic adrenal cortical adenoma in the spinal region is extremely rare. The majority of cases of ectopic adrenocortical tissue are found along the path of embryonic migration within the urogenital tract. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a pediatric overgrowth disorder involving a predisposition to tumor development, including adrenal lesions. To date, only eight spinal cases have been reported. This is the third reported case in pediatric population, the first one associated with genetic syndrome and the first benign to recur...
April 1, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363632/regional-localization-of-activin-%C3%AE-a-activin-%C3%AE-c-follistatin-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-adult-and-developing-mouse-prostate-ducts
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Elspeth Gold, Sylvia Zellhuber-McMillan, Gail Risbridger, Francesco Elia Marino
Activins and inhibins, members of the TGF-β superfamily, are growth and differentiation factors involved in the regulation of several biological processes, including reproduction, development, and fertility. Previous studies have shown that the activin-βA subunit plays a pivotal role in prostate development. Activin-A inhibits branching morphogenesis in the developing prostate, and its expression is associated with increased apoptosis in the adult prostate. Follistatin, a structurally unrelated protein to activins, is an antagonist of activin-A...
January 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340932/predicting-first-trimester-pregnancy-outcome-derivation-of-a-multiple-marker-test
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Suneeta Senapati, Mary D Sammel, Samantha F Butts, Peter Takacs, Karine Chung, Kurt T Barnhart
OBJECTIVE: To predict first trimester pregnancy outcome using biomarkers in a multicenter cohort. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Three academic centers. PATIENT(S): Women with pain and bleeding in early pregnancy. INTERVENTION(S): Sera from women who were 5-12 weeks' gestational age with ectopic pregnancy (EP), viable intrauterine pregnancy (IUP), and miscarriage/spontaneous abortion (SAB) was analyzed by ELISA and immunoassay for activin A, inhibin A, P, A Disintegrin And Metalloprotease-12, pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), pregnancy specific B1-glycoprotein (SP1), placental-like growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, glycodelin (Glyc), and hCG...
December 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340171/immunohistochemical-approach-to-the-differential-diagnosis-of-meningiomas-and-their-mimics
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Camille Boulagnon-Rombi, Clémence Fleury, Caroline Fichel, Sophie Lefour, Aude Marchal Bressenot, Guillaume Gauchotte
The differential diagnosis between meningioma and others tumors can be challenging. This study aimed to evaluate different immunohistochemical markers for the differential diagnosis between meningioma and their morphological mimics. Immunohistochemistry was performed on tissue microarray with antiepithelial membrane antigen (EMA), progesterone receptor, somatostatin receptor 2A (SSTR2A), CD34, STAT6, S100, SOX10, HMB45, MelanA, GFAP, inhibin, and BCL2 antibodies. One hundred and twenty-seven meningiomas, 26 solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytomas (SFT/HPC), 39 schwannomas, 17 hemangioblastomas, 21 melanomas, 9 gliosarcomas, 5 neurofibromas, 9 peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors, 7 synovial sarcomas, and 5 malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors were included in the microarray...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333263/loss-of-luteotropic-prostaglandin-e-plays-an-important-role-in-the-regulation-of-luteolysis-in-women
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Junko Nio-Kobayashi, Masataka Kudo, Noriaki Sakuragi, Toshihiko Iwanaga, W Colin Duncan
STUDY QUESTION: Do intraluteal prostaglandins (PG) contribute to luteal regulation in women? SUMMARY ANSWER: Prostaglandin E (PGE), which is produced in human granulosa-lutein cells stimulated with luteotropic hCG, exerts similar luteotropic effects to hCG, and the expression of PG synthetic and metabolic enzymes in the human CL is driven toward less PGE but more prostaglandin F (PGF) during luteolysis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Uterine PGF is a major luteolysin in many non-primate species but not in women...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324034/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-and-ovarian-morphology-in-women-with-isolated-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-kallmann-syndrome-effects-of-recombinant-human-fsh
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Hélène Bry-Gauillard, Florence Larrat-Ledoux, Jean-Marc Levaillant, Nathalie Massin, Luigi Maione, Isabelle Beau, Nadine Binart, Philippe Chanson, Sylvie Brailly-Tabard, Janet E Hall, Jacques Young
Context: Isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH), characterized by gonadotropin deficiency and absent puberty, is very rare in women. IHH prevents pubertal ovarian stimulation, but anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) have not been studied. Objectives: (1) To compare, in IHH vs controls, AMH, ovarian volume (OV), and AFC. (2) To compare, in IHH, ovarian responses to recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (rhFSH) and rhFSH plus recombinant human luteinizing hormone (rhLH)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304252/utility-of-orchidometric-parameters-for-assessing-sexual-maturation-in-male-cynomolgus-macaques-macaca-fascicularis
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Michael L Mirsky, Susan Portugal, Harshan Pisharath, Jodi L Osowski, Laura Kearney
Testicular volume is one of several parameters that have been used in preclinical toxicology to facilitate the identification of sexually mature male cynomolgus macaques when semen evaluation is unavailable. Furthermore, testicular volume provides additional information to pathologists to aid in the interpretation of microscopic findings. Orchidometry has been proposed as a useful tool for assessing testicular volume. To assess its utility for this purpose, we used orchidometry to measure testicular volume in untreated control male cynomolgus macaques during preclinical toxicology studies...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301516/follistatin-attenuates-radiation-induced-fibrosis-in-a-murine-model
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Helen B Forrester, David M de Kretser, Trevor Leong, Jim Hagekyriakou, Carl N Sprung
PURPOSE: Fibrosis can be a disabling, severe side effect of radiotherapy that can occur in patients, and for which there is currently no effective treatment. The activins, proteins which are members of the TGFβ superfamily, have a major role in stimulating the inflammatory response and subsequent fibrosis. Follistatin is an endogenous protein that binds the activins virtually irreversibly and inhibits their actions. These studies test if follistatin can attenuate the fibrotic response using a murine model of radiation-induced fibrosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299766/increased-level-of-c-kit-in-semen-of-infertile-patients-with-varicocele
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Guorong Jin, Jianrong Liu, Qin Qin, Songdan Gao, Fang Zhang, Yuehong Ma, Caiyun Ding, Lina Dong, Haizhen Yin, Yimin Wang
PURPOSE: Varicocele is the most common risk factor for male infertility, however, not all males with varicocele experience infertility. In fact, most patients with varicocele have normal spermatogenesis. The molecular mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility is yet to be completely understood. The aim of this study is to assess the association of a number of fertility regulatory factors on varicocele associated infertility and to throw light on the mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility...
March 16, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299491/effects-of-androgen-receptor-mutation-on-testicular-histopathology-of-patient-having-complete-androgen-insensitivity
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Ihtisham Bukhari, Guangyuan Li, Liu Wang, Furhan Iqbal, Huan Zhang, Jiansheng Zhu, Hui Liu, Xiangdong Fang, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Howard J Cooke, Yuanwei Zhang, Xiaohua Jiang
Androgens are required for normal male sex differentiation and development of male secondary sexual characteristics. Mutations in AR gene are known to cause defects in male sexual differentiation. In current study, we enrolled a 46,XY phenotypically female patient bearing testes in inguinal canal. DNA sequencing of the AR gene detected a missense mutation C.1715A > G (p. Y572C) in exon 2 which is already known to cause complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS). We focused on the effects of this mutation on the testicular histopathology of the patient...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296679/primary-cystic-trophoblastic-tumor-of-the-testis-a-study-of-14-cases
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Dibson D Gondim, Thomas M Ulbright, Liang Cheng, Muhammad T Idrees
Cystic trophoblastic tumor (CTT) has been described in postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissections of patients with testicular germ cell tumors. Prognostically, this lesion is similar to teratoma and no further treatment is required after surgery in the absence of other components. CTT has not, however, been reported in the testis. We identified 14 CTTs in the treated (4) and untreated (9; no information for 1 patient) testes of patients 15 to 43 years old (median, 25) with mixed germ cell tumors...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295159/first-and-second-trimester-serum-tests-with-and-without-first-trimester-ultrasound-tests-for-down-s-syndrome-screening
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S Kate Alldred, Yemisi Takwoingi, Boliang Guo, Mary Pennant, Jonathan J Deeks, James P Neilson, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Down's syndrome occurs when a person has three copies of chromosome 21 (or the specific area of chromosome 21 implicated in causing Down's syndrome) rather than two. It is the commonest congenital cause of mental disability. Non-invasive screening based on biochemical analysis of maternal serum or urine, or fetal ultrasound measurements, allows estimates of the risk of a pregnancy being affected and provides information to guide decisions about definitive testing.  Before agreeing to screening tests, parents need to be fully informed about the risks, benefits and possible consequences of such a test...
March 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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