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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720707/intrinsically-disordered-chromatin-protein-nupr1-binds-to-the-c-terminal-region-of-polycomb-ring1b
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Patricia Santofimia-Castaño, Bruno Rizzuti, Ángel L Pey, Philippe Soubeyran, Miguel Vidal, Raúl Urrutia, Juan L Iovanna, José L Neira
Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are ubiquitous in eukaryotes, and they are often associated with diseases in humans. The protein NUPR1 is a multifunctional IDP involved in chromatin remodeling and in the development and progression of pancreatic cancer; however, the details of such functions are unknown. Polycomb proteins are involved in specific transcriptional cascades and gene silencing. One of the proteins of the Polycomb complex is the Ring finger protein 1 (RING1). RING1 is related to aggressive tumor features in multiple cancer types...
July 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720696/persistent-organic-pollutants-impair-insulin-secretory-function-of-pancreatic-beta-cells-human-and-in-vitro-evidence
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Yu-Mi Lee, Chae-Myeong Ha, Se-A Kim, Themis Thoudam, Young-Ran Yoon, Dae-Jung Kim, Hyeon-Chang Kim, Hyo-Bang Moon, Sungmi Park, In-Kyu Lee, Duk-Hee Lee
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs), especially organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), have emerged as a new risk factor of type 2 diabetes (T2D). We evaluated whether chronic exposure to low-dose POPs affects insulin secretory function of beta-cells in humans and in vitro cells. Serum concentrations of OCPs and PCBs were measured in 200 nondiabetic adults. Mathematical-model-based insulin secretion indices were estimated using a 2-hour 7-sample oral glucose tolerance test. Insulin secretion by INS1E beta-cells was measured after 48-hour treatment with 3 OCPs or a PCB mixture...
July 18, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710249/amyloid-precursor-protein-in-pancreatic-islets
#3
Joshua Kulas, Kendra Puig, Colin K Combs
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) has been extensively investigated for its role in the production of amyloid beta (Aβ), a plaque forming peptide in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Epidemiological evidence suggests type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for AD. The pancreas is an essential regulator of blood glucose levels through the secretion of the hormones insulin and glucagon. Pancreatic dysfunction is a well characterized consequence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In this study we have examined the expression and processing of pancreatic APP to test the hypothesis that APP may play a role in pancreatic function and the pathophysiology of diabetes...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702321/a-high-content-small-molecule-screen-identifies-novel-inducers-of-definitive-endoderm
#4
Alexander Korostylev, Pallavi U Mahaddalkar, Oliver Keminer, Kamyar Hadian, Kenji Schorpp, Philip Gribbon, Heiko Lickert
OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can generate any given cell type in the human body. One challenge for cell-replacement therapy is the efficient differentiation and expansion of large quantities of progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells produced under good manufacturing practice (GMP). FOXA2 and SOX17 double positive definitive endoderm (DE) progenitor cells can give rise to all endoderm-derived cell types in the thymus, thyroid, lung, pancreas, liver, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702205/association-of-arsenobetaine-with-beta-cell-function-assessed-by-homeostasis-model-assessment-homa-in-nondiabetic-koreans-data-from-the-fourth-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-knhanes-2008-2009
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Kiook Baek, Namhoon Lee, Insung Chung
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is known as an endocrine disruptor that people are exposed to through various sources such as drinking water and indigestion of marine products. Although some epidemiological and animal studies have reported a correlation between arsenic exposure and diabetes development, there are limited studies regarding the toxic effects of organic arsenic including arsenobetaine on the human body. Here, we analyzed the association between urine arsenobetaine and the homeostasis model assessment of β-cell function (HOMA-β), which is an index for predicting diabetes development and reflecting the function of pancreatic β-cells...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700371/total-pancreatectomy-for-recurrent-acute-and-chronic-pancreatitis-a-critical-review-of-patient-selection-criteria
#6
Mahya Faghih, Francisco Garcia Gonzalez, Martin A Makary, Vikesh K Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Critical review of the indications for total pancreatectomy and highlight limitations in current diagnostic criteria for chronic pancreatitis. RECENT FINDINGS: The diagnosis of noncalcific chronic pancreatitis remains controversial because of an overreliance on nonspecific imaging and laboratories findings. Endoscopic ultrasound, s-magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and/or endoscopic pancreatic function testing are often used to diagnose noncalcific chronic pancreatitis despite the fact that there is no gold standard for this condition...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698262/thyroid-hormone-coordinates-pancreatic-islet-maturation-during-the-zebrafish-larval-to-juvenile-transition-to-maintain-glucose-homeostasis
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Hiroki Matsuda, Sri Teja Mullapudi, Yuxi Zhang, Daniel Hesselson, Didier Y R Stainier
Thyroid hormone (TH) signaling promotes tissue maturation and adult organ formation. Developmental transitions alter an organism's metabolic requirements, and it remains unclear how development and metabolic demands are coordinated. We used the zebrafish as a model to test whether and how TH signaling affects pancreatic islet maturation, and consequently glucose homeostasis, during the larval to juvenile transition. We found that exogenous TH precociously activates the β cell differentiation genes pax6b and mnx1, while downregulating arxa, a master regulator of α cell development and function...
July 11, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697145/carbon-dioxide-insufflation-during-endoscopic-pancreatic-function-tests-does-not-alter-duodenal-aspirate-bicarbonate-concentrations
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Sonmoon Mohapatra, Shounak Majumder, Barham K Abu Dayyeh, Suresh T Chari, Ferga Gleeson, Prasad G Iyer, Michael J Levy, Randall K Pearson, Bret T Petersen, Santhi S Vege, Mark Topazian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697128/the-impact-of-risk-factors-of-chronic-pancreatitis-on-secretin-pancreatic-function-testing-results-of-a-20-year-study
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Darshan Kothari, Gyanprakash Ketwaroo, Steven D Freedman, Sunil G Sheth
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of established risk factors on the outcome of secretin pancreatic function testing (sPFT) in patients undergoing work-up for suspected chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: We completed a retrospective review of patients who underwent sPFT for suspected chronic pancreatitis over 20 years. We compared peak bicarbonate concentrations between groups and completed univariate and multivariate analyses to determine associations between risk factors and positive sPFT results (peak bicarbonate <80 mEq/L)...
August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692661/the-extracellular-matrix-and-focal-adhesion-kinase-signaling-regulate-cancer-stem-cell-function-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Asma Begum, Theodore Ewachiw, Clinton Jung, Ally Huang, K Jessica Norberg, Luigi Marchionni, Ross McMillan, Vesselin Penchev, N V Rajeshkumar, Anirban Maitra, Laura Wood, Chenguang Wang, Christopher Wolfgang, Ana DeJesus-Acosta, Daniel Laheru, Irina M Shapiro, Mahesh Padval, Jonathan A Pachter, David T Weaver, Zeshaan A Rasheed, William Matsui
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) play an important role in the clonogenic growth and metastasis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). A hallmark of PDAC is the desmoplastic reaction, but the impact of the tumor microenvironment (TME) on CSCs is unknown. In order to better understand the mechanisms, we examined the impact of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins on PDAC CSCs. We quantified the effect of ECM proteins, β1-integrin, and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) on clonogenic PDAC growth and migration in vitro and tumor initiation, growth, and metastasis in vivo in nude mice using shRNA and overexpression constructs as well as small molecule FAK inhibitors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691939/autoantibodies-against-glycoprotein-2-isoforms-in-pediatric-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Nadja Röber, Lydia Noß, Alexander Goihl, Dirk Reinhold, Josefine Jahn, Jan de Laffolie, Wolf Johannes, Gunter M Flemming, Dirk Roggenbuck, Karsten Conrad, Martin W Laass
BACKGROUND: Anti-Glycoprotein 2 (GP2) antibodies are associated with a more complicated course of Crohn's disease (CD) in adults. Four different GP2 isoforms with different length and antibody-binding sites have been identified so far but not been explored in serological studies. We aimed to investigate the diagnostic utility of autoantibodies against all 4 isoforms of GP2 in an exclusively pediatric population for the first time. METHODS: We included 278 children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: 164 with CD, 114 with ulcerative colitis, 83 disease controls (acute gastrointestinal infection, nonspecific gastrointestinal functional disorders), and 219 healthy controls...
July 6, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680642/long-lasting-response-to-oral-therapy-in-a-young-male-with-monogenic-diabetes-as-part-of-hnf1b-related-disease
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Elena Carrillo, Amparo Lomas, Pedro J Pinés, Cristina Lamas
Mutations in hepatocyte nuclear factor 1β gene (HNF1B) are responsible for a multisystemic syndrome where monogenic diabetes (classically known as MODY 5) and renal anomalies, mostly cysts, are the most characteristic findings. Urogenital malformations, altered liver function tests, hypomagnesemia or hyperuricemia and gout are also part of the syndrome. Diabetes in these patients usually requires early insulinization. We present the case of a young non-obese male patient with a personal history of renal multicystic dysplasia and a debut of diabetes during adolescence with simple hyperglycemia, negative pancreatic autoimmunity and detectable C-peptide levels...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678625/use-of-additives-scaffolds-and-extracellular-matrix-components-for-improvement-of-human-pancreatic-islet-outcomes-in-vitro-a-systematic-review
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Natália Emerim Lemos, Letícia de Almeida Brondani, Cristine Dieter, Jaqueline Rheinheimer, Ana Paula Bouças, Cristiane Bauermann Leitão, Daisy Crispim, Andrea Carla Bauer
Pancreatic islet transplantation is an established treatment to restore insulin independence in type 1 diabetic patients. Its success rates have increased lately based on improvements in immunosuppressive therapies and on islet isolation and culture. It is known that the quality and quantity of viable transplanted islets are crucial for the achievement of insulin independence and some studies have shown that a significant number of islets are lost during culture time. Thus, in an effort to improve islet yield during culture period, researchers have tested a variety of additives in culture media as well as alternative culture devices, such as scaffolds...
July 5, 2017: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672975/the-protective-effect-of-ginsenoside-rg1-on-aging-mouse-pancreas-damage-induced-by-d-galactose
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Zhaoying Dong, Mengxiong Xu, Jie Huang, Linbo Chen, Jieyu Xia, Xiongbin Chen, Rong Jiang, Lu Wang, Yaping Wang
The protective effect and mechanism of Ginsenoside Rg1 on aging mouse pancreas damaged by D-galactose (D-gal)-induced was studied. Two-month-old male C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into three groups of 10 mice per group. The D-gal group of mice received hypodermic injection of D-gal (120 mg/kg/day) for 42 days; the Rg1+D-gal group of mice receiving D-gal + intraperitoneal injection Rg1 (40 mg/kg/day) for 27 days from the 16th day of D-gal replication; and the naïve group that constituted the normal control mice receiving the same dose of saline instead of the drug...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665920/lineage-conversion-of-mouse-fibroblasts-to-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Tianjin Liu, Liangliang Sun, Beige Jiang, Limei Li, Jin Cen, Xiaotao Chen, Zhaoyun Zhang, Qinghua Wang, Xin Cheng, Yongquan Shi, Lijian Hui
α-cells, which synthesize glucagon, also support β-cell survival and have the capacity to transdifferentiate into β-cells. However, the role of α-cells in pathological conditions and their putative clinical applications remain elusive due in large part to the lack of mature α-cells. Here, we present a new technique to generate functional α-like cells. α-like cells (iAlpha cells) were generated from mouse fibroblasts by transduction of transcription factors, including Hhex, Foxa3, Gata4, Pdx1 and Pax4, which induce α-cell-specific gene expression and glucagon secretion in response to KCl and Arg stimulation...
June 30, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662368/integration-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-islet-cell-spheroids-improves-long-term-viability-but-not-islet-function
#16
Sonia Rawal, S Janette Williams, Karthik Ramachandran, Lisa Stehno-Bittel
Pancreatic islets, especially the large islets (>150µm in diameter) have poor survival rates in culture. Co-culturing with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been shown to improve islet survival and function. However, most co-culture studies have been comprised of MSC surrounding islets in the media. The purpose of this study was to determine whether islet survival and function was improved when the two populations of cells were intermingled with each other in a defined geometry. Hybrid spheroids containing 25, 50 or 75 or 90% islets cells with appropriate numbers of MSCs were created along with spheroids comprised of only islet cells or only MSCs...
June 29, 2017: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650387/comparison-of-combined-endoscopic-ultrasonography-and-endoscopic-secretin-testing-with-the-traditional-secretin-pancreatic-function-test-in-patients-with-suspected-chronic-pancreatitis-a-prospective-crossover-study
#17
Darshan Kothari, Gyanprakash Ketwaroo, Mandeep S Sawhney, Steven D Freedman, Sunil G Sheth
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the feasibility and accuracy of a combined endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) with a shortened pancreatic function testing (sEUS) for structural and functional assessment using a single instrument in patients with suspected chronic pancreatitis (CP). METHODS: We completed a prospective crossover study, enrolling patients with suspected CP. Patients who underwent both traditional 1-hour secretin pancreatic function test (sPFT) and sEUS were included in the analysis...
June 22, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642969/diverse-metabolic-effects-of-o-glcnacylation-in-the-pancreas-but-limited-effects-in-insulin-sensitive-organs-in-mice
#18
Shogo Ida, Katsutaro Morino, Osamu Sekine, Natsuko Ohashi, Shinji Kume, Tokuhiro Chano, Kanako Iwasaki, Norio Harada, Nobuya Inagaki, Satoshi Ugi, Hiroshi Maegawa
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: O-GlcNAcylation is characterised by the addition of N-acetylglucosamine to various proteins by O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) and serves in sensing intracellular nutrients by modulating various cellular processes. Although it has been speculated that O-GlcNAcylation is associated with glucose metabolism, its exact role in whole body glucose metabolism has not been fully elucidated. Here, we investigated whether loss of O-GlcNAcylation globally and in specific organs affected glucose metabolism in mammals under physiological conditions...
June 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637081/molecular-characterization-of-gluten-hydrolyzing-bacillus-spp-and-their-efficacy-and-biotherapeutic-potential-as-probiotics-using-caco-2-cell-line
#19
B S Rashmi, Gayathri Devaraja
AIM: To isolate and characterize indigenous gluten hydrolyzing bacteria from wheat sourdough and curd samples and further evaluation of their probiotic potentiality. METHODS AND RESULTS: Indigenous gluten hydrolyzing isolates GS 33, GS 143, GS 181 and GS 188 were identified as Bacillus spp. by molecular-typing methods and studied extensively for their functional and probiotic attributes. All the tested isolates could survive at pH 2 and toxicity of 0.3% bile and also exhibited cell-surface hydrophobicity and autoaggregation phenotype...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627654/bioinformatics-analysis-of-transcription-profiling-of-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas
#20
Yongping Zhang, Xu Han, Hao Wu, Yifeng Zhou
Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a low-grade malignant neoplasm that accounts for ~5% of cystic pancreatic tumors and ~0.9‑2.7% of exocrine pancreatic tumors. The transcription profiling data (GSE43795) of 14 SPN and 6 control samples were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. Using the Limma package, Student's t‑tests were performed to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between SPN and control samples [with the following criterion: False discovery rate (FDR)<0...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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