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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323067/modified-cajal-s-trichrome-stain-as-a-diagnostic-aid-in-the-study-of-epithelial-pathology
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Karpagaselvi Sanjai, Anjum Baker, Lokesh Papiah Reddy, Bhavna Pandey
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of initial epithelial pathology maybe difficult in Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), Carcinoma In Situ and other atypical epithelial malignancies, under routine Haematoxylin and Eosin (H and E) stain. The detection of minor basement membrane alterations in doubtful cases is both time consuming and confusing. AIMS: To evaluate efficacy of Modified Cajal's Trichrome Stain (CTS) in relation to Haematoxylin and Eosin for study of epithelial dysplasia, carcinoma in situ, micro invasive SCC, frank SCC, and SCC in lymph nodes...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318852/-effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-ultrastructure-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-stem-cell-factor-kit-signal-pathway-of-gastric-antrum-in-diabetic-gastroparesis-rats
#2
Cheng-Cheng Zhang, Ya-Ping Lin, Yan Peng, Zeng-Hui Yue, Hai-Jiao Chen, Jian-Wen Yang, Wei-Wei Liu, Li Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on gastrointestinal motility and the ultrastructure of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and the expressions of c-kit receptor protein and stem cell factor (SCF) mRNA in diabetic gastroparesis (DGP) rats, so as to explore its mechanism. METHODS: Fifty SD rats were randomly divided into normal, model, acupoint, non-acupoint and metoclopramide groups (n=10 rats/group). DGP model was established by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 2%), and raised with high-sugar high-fat diet irregularly...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298437/absence-of-tangentially-migrating-glutamatergic-neurons-in-the-developing-avian-brain
#3
Fernando García-Moreno, Edward Anderton, Marta Jankowska, Jo Begbie, Juan Manuel Encinas, Manuel Irimia, Zoltán Molnár
Several neuronal populations orchestrate neocortical development during mammalian embryogenesis. These include the glutamatergic subplate-, Cajal-Retzius-, and ventral pallium-derived populations, which coordinate cortical wiring, migration, and proliferation, respectively. These transient populations are primarily derived from other non-cortical pallial sources that migrate to the dorsal pallium. Are these migrations to the dorsal pallium conserved in amniotes or are they specific to mammals? Using in ovo electroporation, we traced the entire lineage of defined chick telencephalic progenitors...
January 2, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280114/-promotion-of-basic-research-in-efficacy-enhancement-of-chronic-constipation
#4
Li Wang, Weidong Tong
The incidence of chronic constipation increases year by year, but it is underestimated in affecting the health of patients. Clinical diagnosis and treatment of chronic intractable constipation is difficult, owing to the diversity of clinical manifestations and the unclear pathogenesis. The basic research is expected to identify the pathophysiological mechanism of chronic intractable constipation in the future, which can find out a ultimate solution approach and improve clinical efficacy. At present there are several basic research ways attracting our attention, including enteric nervous system (such as nerve cells, intestinal neurotransmitters, intestinal sensory nerve regulation mechanism), intestinal smooth muscle cells, Cajal interstitial cells and sacral neuromodulation and intestinal microecology...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274173/investigation-of-autophagy-and-differentiation-of-myenteric-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-in-the-pathogenesis-of-gastric-motility-disorders-in-rats-with-functional-dyspepsia
#5
Li-Min Zhang, Li-Jun Zeng, Jing Deng, Yu-Qin Zhang, Yu-Jiao Wang, Tian-Yi Xie, Jiang-Hong Ling
BACKGROUND: Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), especially myenteric interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC-MY), are key to gastrointestinal motility. However, their role in the pathogenesis of functional dyspepsia (FD) is unclear. Therefore, autophagy and differentiation of ICC-MY were investigated to elucidate the pathogenesis of gastric motility disorder in FD. METHODS: FD model was induced by chronic stress via tail clamping in rats, which was assessed by the vital signs of rats, gastric emptying rate result and histology...
December 23, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250650/pv-1-expression-could-distinguish-the-subset-of-caveolae-presenting-telocytes-that-are-endothelial-progenitors
#6
Alexandra Diana Vrapciu, Mugurel Constantin Rusu
Telocytes (TCs) are stromal cells with characteristic long, thin and moniliform prolongations termed telopodes. They were formerly termed interstitial Cajal-like cells. A characteristic set of markers to identify TCs in light microscopy has not been established until now. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is a better tool for identifying TCs. Telocytes display caveolae and can express caveolin-1. On the other hand, endothelial cells (ECs) as well as endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have caveolae. Recent evidence suggests that a subset of TCs are in fact EPCs...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231437/-effect-and-mechanism-of-electroacupuncture-for-postoperative-ileus-at-perioperative-stage
#7
Junfan Fang, Wen Wang, Xiaomei Shao, Junying Du, Jianqiao Fang, Zhe Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the intervention effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on small intestinal motility in the rats of postoperative ileus (POI) at perioperative stage and explore the mechanism on the regulation of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in the treatment of POI. METHODS: Sixty heathy male SD rats were randomized into a sham-operation group, a model group, an EA group and a sham-EA group, 15 rats in each one. Except the sham-operation group, POI modeling was done in the rest groups...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218033/substrate-limited-and-unlimited-coastal-microbial-communities-show-different-metabolic-responses-with-regard-to-temperature
#8
Helmut Maske, Ramón Cajal-Medrano, Josué Villegas-Mendoza
Bacteria are the principal consumers of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in the ocean and predation of bacteria makes organic carbon available to higher trophic levels. The efficiency with which bacteria convert the consumed carbon (C) into biomass (i.e., carbon growth efficiency, Y) determines their ecological as well as biogeochemical role in marine ecosystems. Yet, it is still unclear how changes in temperature will affect Y and, hence, the transfer of consumed C to higher trophic levels. Here, we experimentally investigated the effect of temperature on metabolic functions of coastal microbial communities inoculated in both nutrient-limited chemostats and nutrient-unlimited turbidostats...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217688/sustained-mapk-erk-activation-in-adult-schwann-cells-impairs-nerve-repair
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Ilaria Cervellini, Jorge Galino, Ning Zhu, Shannen Allen, Carmen Birchmeier, David L Bennett
The MAPK/ERK pathway has a critical role in PNS development. It is required for Schwann cell (SC) differentiation and myelination; sustained embryonic MAPK/ERK activation in SCs enhances myelin growth overcoming signals that normally end myelination. Excess activation of this pathway can be maladaptive as in adulthood acute strong activation of MAPK/ERK has been shown to cause SC dedifferentiation and demyelination. We used a mouse model (including male and female animals) in which gain of function Mek1DD allele produces sustained MAPK/ERK activation in adult SCs and we determined the impact of such activation on nerve repair...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207043/naringenin-induces-laxative-effects-by-upregulating-the-expression-levels-of-c-kit-and-scf-as-well-as-those-of-aquaporin-3-in-mice-with-loperamide-induced-constipation
#10
Jianqiao Yin, Yichao Liang, Dalu Wang, Zhaopeng Yan, Hongzhuan Yin, Di Wu, Qi Su
Constipation is a common affliction which causes discomfort and affects the quality of life of affected individuals. Naringenin (NAR), a natural flavonoid widely found in citrus fruits and tomatoes, has been reported to exhibit various pharmacological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, anti-mutagenic, hepatoprotective and anticancer effects. Increasing evidence has indicated that NAR has potential for use in the treatment of constipation. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the laxative effects of NAR in mice with loperamide-induced (Lop-induced) constipation...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205356/molecular-and-functional-characterization-of-inwardly-rectifying-k-currents-in-murine-proximal-colon
#11
Xu Huang, Si Hyung Lee, Hongli Lu, Kenton M Sanders, Sang Don Koh
Membrane potentials of gastrointestinal (GI) muscles are important because voltage dependent Ca2+ channels in smooth muscle cells (SMC) provide the Ca2+ that triggers contraction. Regulation of membrane potential is complicated because SMC are electrically coupled to interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and PDGFRα+ cells. Activation of conductances in any of these cells affects the excitability of the syncytium. We explored the role of inward rectifier K+ conductances in colonic ICC that might contribute to regulation of membrane potential...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200317/pediatric-gist-presenting-as-anemia
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Paola Cianci, Chiara Luini, Maddalena Marinoni, Luigi Nespoli, Alessandro Salvatoni, Silvia Salvatore
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract originating from the myenteric ganglion cells (interstitial cells of Cajal), that are very rare in children and adolescents. The most common clinical manifestation is acute or chronic, overt or occult GI bleeding although these tumors are asymptomatic in 10-30% of patients. We report a case of gastric GIST in a 11-year-old girl presenting with an iron deficiency refractory anemia without gastrointestinal symptoms and stool evidence of GI bleeding that caused a slight diagnostic delay...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198234/cajal-psychologist-of-science
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Nuria Anaya-Reig, Manuela Romo
This paper presents abundant empirical evidence to support the view that Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a pioneer of the emerging Psychology of Science discipline. Narrative analysis of his autobiography (Recollections of my Life) and some of his unspecialized works (Advice for a Young Investigator, The World from an Eighty-Year-Old's Point of View, and Café Chats) revealed that the Spanish histologist's interest in the psychology of scientists was part and parcel of a high-level, intellectual self-regulation strategy he applied on his path to success...
December 4, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193736/development-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-in-the-human-digestive-tract-as-the-result-of-reciprocal-induction-of-mesenchymal-and-neural-crest-cells
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REVIEW
Goran Radenkovic, Dina Radenkovic, Aleksandra Velickov
Neural crest cells (NCC) can migrate into different parts of the body and express their strong inductive potential. In addition, they are multipotent and are able to differentiate into various cell types with diverse functions. In the primitive gut, NCC induce differentiation of muscular structures and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), and they themselves differentiate into the elements of the enteric nervous system (ENS), neurons and glial cells. ICC develop by way of mesenchymal cell differentiation in the outer parts of the primitive gut wall around the myenteric plexus (MP) ganglia, with the exception of colon, where they appear simultaneously also at the submucosal border of the circular muscular layer around the submucosal plexus (SMP) ganglia...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183259/advances-in-endometrial-cancer-protein-biomarkers-for-use-in-the-clinic
#15
Elena Martinez-Garcia, Carlos Lopez-Gil, Irene Campoy, Julia Vallve, Eva Coll, Silvia Cabrera, Santiago Ramon Y Cajal, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Jan Van Oostrum, Jaume Reventos, Antonio Gil-Moreno, Eva Colas
Endometrial cancer (EC) is the fourth most common cancer in women in developed countries. The identification of sensitive and specific biomarkers to improve early detection of EC is crucial for an appropriate management of this disease, in which 30% of patients are diagnosed only at advanced stages, which is associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality. Despite major efforts and investments made to identify EC biomarkers, no protein has yet reached the stage of clinical application. Areas covered: This review gathers the numerous candidate biomarkers for EC diagnosis proposed in proteomic studies published from 1978 to 2017...
January 2018: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182640/changes-in-the-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-positive-neuronal-cells-with-aging-in-the-esophagus-of-f344-rats
#16
Hee Jin Kim, Nayoung Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Ryoung Hee Nam, Sun Min Lee, Ji Hyun Park, Daeun Choi, Young-Jae Hwang, Jongchan Lee, Hye Seung Lee, Min-Seob Kim, Moon Young Lee, Dong Ho Lee
The aging-associated cellular and molecular changes in esophagus have not been established, yet. Thus we evaluated histological structure, interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-positive cells, and contractility in the esophagus of Fischer 344 rat at different ages (6-, 31-, 74-weeks, and 2-years). The lamina propria thickness and endomysial area were calculated. The immunoreactivity of c-Kit, nNOS and protein gene product (PGP) 9.5 was counted after immunohistochemistry. Expression of c-Kit, stem cell factor (SCF), nNOS and PGP 9...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174722/functional-progression-of-patients-with-neurological-diseases-in-a-tertiary-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-our-experience
#17
P Madurga Revilla, J López Pisón, P Samper Villagrasa, J P García Íñiguez, R Garcés Gómez, M Domínguez Cajal, I Gil Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Neurological diseases explain a considerable proportion of admissions to paediatric intensive care units (PICU), and are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. This study aims to analyse the functional progression of children with critical neurological conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective descriptive study of children admitted to PICU with neurological diseases over a period of 3 years (2012-2014), assessing vital and functional prognosis at PICU discharge and at one year according to the Pediatric Cerebral and Overall Performance Category scales (PCPC-POPC) and the Functional Status Scale (FSS)...
November 23, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170280/analysis-of-fusobacterium-persistence-and-antibiotic-response-in-colorectal-cancer
#18
Susan Bullman, Chandra S Pedamallu, Ewa Sicinska, Thomas E Clancy, Xiaoyang Zhang, Diana Cai, Donna Neuberg, Katherine Huang, Fatima Guevara, Timothy Nelson, Otari Chipashvili, Timothy Hagan, Mark Walker, Aruna Ramachandran, Begoña Diosdado, Garazi Serna, Nuria Mulet, Stefania Landolfi, Santiago Ramon Y Cajal, Roberta Fasani, Andrew J Aguirre, Kimmie Ng, Elena Élez, Shuji Ogino, Josep Tabernero, Charles S Fuchs, William C Hahn, Paolo Nuciforo, Matthew Meyerson
Colorectal cancers comprise a complex mixture of malignant cells, nontransformed cells, and microorganisms. Fusobacterium nucleatum is among the most prevalent bacterial species in colorectal cancer tissues. Here we show that colonization of human colorectal cancers with Fusobacterium and its associated microbiome-including Bacteroides, Selenomonas, and Prevotella species-is maintained in distal metastases, demonstrating microbiome stability between paired primary and metastatic tumors. In situ hybridization analysis revealed that Fusobacterium is predominantly associated with cancer cells in the metastatic lesions...
December 15, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170162/classification-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-syndromes
#19
Priya Gopie, Lin Mei, Anthony C Faber, Steven R Grossman, Steven C Smith, Sosipatros Boikos
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, thought to derive from neoplastic outgrowth of the interstitial cells of Cajal. Building on recent advances in recognition, classification, and diagnosis, the past two decades have seen a changing paradigm with molecular diagnostics and targeted therapies. KIT and PDGFRA mutations account for 85-90% GIST carcinogenesis. However, the remaining 10-15% of GISTs which until recently were called KIT/PDGFRA wild type GISTs, have been found to have one of several mutations, including in the SDHA, B, C, D, BRAF and NF1 genes...
November 23, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169064/eukaryotic-initiation-factor-4f-sidestepping-resistance-mechanisms-arising-from-expression-heterogeneity
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REVIEW
Jennifer Chu, Santiago Ramon Y Cajal, Nahum Sonenberg, Jerry Pelletier
There is enormous diversity in the genetic makeup and gene expression profiles between and within tumors. This heterogeneity leads to phenotypic variation and is a major mechanism of resistance to molecular targeted therapies. Here we describe a conceptual framework for targeting eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF) 4F in cancer-an essential complex that drives and promotes multiple Cancer Hallmarks. The unique nature of eIF4F and its druggability bypasses several of the heterogeneity issues that plague molecular targeted drugs developed for cancer therapy...
November 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
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