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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913777/diabetes-and-the-small-intestine
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REVIEW
Jonathan Gotfried, Stephen Priest, Ron Schey
Diabetes mellitus (DM) and its associated complications are becoming increasingly prevalent. Gastrointestinal symptoms associated with diabetes is known as diabetic enteropathy (DE) and may manifest as either diarrhea, fecal incontinence, constipation, dyspepsia, nausea, and vomiting or a combination of symptoms. The long-held belief that vagal autonomic neuropathy is the primary cause of DE has recently been challenged by newer theories of disease development. Specifically, hyperglycemia and the resulting oxidative stress on neural networks, including the nitrergic neurons and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), are now believed to play a central role in the development of DE...
September 15, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902181/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-positive-cells-a-new-cell-type-in-the-human-ureteropelvic-junction
#2
Manuela Hunziker, Anne-Marie O'Donnell, Prem Puri
BACKGROUND: Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is the most common cause of congenital hydronephrosis. Normal ureteral motility requires coordinated interaction between neurons, smooth muscle cells (SMCs), and interstitial Cajal-like cells (IC-LCs). Recently, a new type of interstitial cell, platelet-derived growth factor receptor α-positive (PDGFRα(+)) cells, was discovered in the gastrointestinal tract and bladder.MethodsWe used immunohistochemistry to study PDGFRα protein distribution in normal human UPJ and congenital UPJ obstruction...
September 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895705/-complete-heart-block-and-asystole-in-a-child-with-ataxia-telangiectasia
#3
Daniel Palanca Arias, Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Mercedes Domínguez Cajal, Marta López Ramón, Lorenzo Jiménez Montañés
Ataxia-telangiectasia is a disorder characterized by cerebellar ataxia, telangiectasia, immunodeficiency, and increased predisposition to cancer susceptibility. Mutations in the ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene seem to play an important role in normal cell function and in cardiovascular remodeling. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy with ataxia-telangiectasia and high-grade B-non-Hodgkin lymphoma who remained in continuous complete remission after chemotherapy and who was admitted into our Emergency Room presenting with episodes of presyncope...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895542/selective-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-patients-with-no-preoperative-evidence-of-lymph-node-metastasis
#4
Óscar González, Carles Zafon, Enric Caubet, Amparo García-Burillo, Xavier Serres, José Manuel Fort, Jordi Mesa, Joan Castell, Isabel Roca, Santiago Ramón Y Cajal, Carmela Iglesias
INTRODUCTION: Lymphadenectomy is recommended during surgery for papillary thyroid carcinoma when there is evidence of cervical lymph node metastasis (therapeutic) or in high-risk patients (prophylactic) such as those with T3 and T4 tumors of the TNM classification. Selective sentinel lymph node biopsy may improve preoperative diagnosis of nodal metastases. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the results of selective sentinel lymph node biopsy in a group of patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma and no evidence of nodal involvement before surgery...
October 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884943/xenotransplantation-of-human-intestine-into-mouse-abdomen-or-subcutaneous-tissue-novel-platforms-for-the-study-of-the-human-enteric-nervous-system
#5
N Nagy, N Marsiano, R S Bruckner, M Scharl, M J Gutnick, S Yagel, E Arciero, A M Goldstein, N Y Shpigel
BACKGROUND: Current efforts to develop stem cell therapy as a novel treatment for neurointestinal diseases are limited by the unavailability of a model system to study cell transplantation in the human intestine. We propose that xenograft models support enteric nervous system (ENS) development in the fetal human intestine when transplanted into mice subcutaneously or intra-abdominally. METHODS: Fetal human small and large intestine were grafted onto the small intestinal mesentery and into the subcutaneous tissue of immunodeficient mice for up to 4 months...
September 8, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879433/cbp-mediated-smn-acetylation-modulates-cajal-body-biogenesis-and-the-cytoplasmic-targeting-of-smn
#6
Vanesa Lafarga, Olga Tapia, Sahil Sharma, Rocio Bengoechea, Georg Stoecklin, Miguel Lafarga, Maria T Berciano
The survival of motor neuron (SMN) protein plays an essential role in the biogenesis of spliceosomal snRNPs and the molecular assembly of Cajal bodies (CBs). Deletion of or mutations in the SMN1 gene cause spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) with degeneration and loss of motor neurons. Reduced SMN levels in SMA lead to deficient snRNP biogenesis with consequent splicing pathology. Here, we demonstrate that SMN is a novel and specific target of the acetyltransferase CBP (CREB-binding protein). Furthermore, we identify lysine (K) 119 as the main acetylation site in SMN...
September 6, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878014/identification-of-a-35s-u4-u6-u5-tri-snrnp-complex-intermediate-in-spliceosome-assembly
#7
Zhe Chen, Bin Gui, Yu Zhang, Guojia Xie, Wanjin Li, Shumeng Liu, Bosen Xu, Chongyang Wu, Lin He, Jianguo Yang, Xia Yi, Xiaohan Yang, Luyang Sun, Jing Liang, Yongfeng Shang
The de novo assembly and post-splicing reassembly of the U4/U6.U5 tri-snRNP remain to be investigated. We report here that ZIP, a protein containing a CCCH type of zinc finger and a G-patch domain as we characterized previously, regulates pre-mRNA splicing in a RNA binding-independent manner. We found that ZIP is physically associated with the U4/U6.U5 tri-snRNP. Remarkably, ZIP-containing tri-snRNP has a sedimentation coefficient ~35S, a tri-snRNP that has not been described before. We showed that the 35S tri-snRNP contains hPrp24, indicative of a state when the U4/U6 di-snRNP is just integrating with the U5 snRNP...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869095/biology-and-clinical-relevance-of-noncoding-sno-scarnas
#8
REVIEW
Thuy Cao, Sheeja Rajasingh, Saheli Samanta, Buddhadeb Dawn, Douglas C Bittel, Johnson Rajasingh
Small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) are a group of noncoding RNAs that perform various biological functions, including biochemical modifications of other RNAs, precursors of miRNA, splicing, and telomerase activity. The small Cajal body-associated RNAs (scaRNAs) are a subset of the snoRNA family and collect in the Cajal body where they perform their canonical function to biochemically modify spliceosomal RNAs prior to maturation. Failure of sno/scaRNAs have been implicated in pathology such as congenital heart anomalies, neuromuscular disorders, and various malignancies...
August 12, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867733/-13-c-acetic-acid-breath-test-monitoring-of-gastric-emptying-during-disease-progression-in-diabetic-rats
#9
Nipaporn Muangchan, Suwattanee Kooptiwut, Sompol Tapechum, Pravit Akarasereenont, Nuanchan Vongsopanagul, Kitchaya Pongwattanapakin, Reawika Chaikomin
Gastric motility disturbance is commonly found in long-standing hyperglycemia. Both delayed and rapid gastric emptying has been reported in diabetes. However, very few studies have followed the changes in gastric emptying during disease progression in diabetes because of technical limitations. (13)C-Acetic acid breath test is a validated method which is non-invasive and can be used repeatedly or serially to evaluate gastric emptying changes in animal. We investigated the gastric emptying changes in different stages of diabetes using (13)C-acetic acid breath test, as well as its related mechanisms involving interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), and stem cell factor (SCF) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853721/the-wide-spectrum-of-pot1-gene-variants-correlates-with-multiple-cancer-types
#10
Oriol Calvete, Pablo Garcia-Pavia, Fernando Domínguez, Gaelle Bougeard, Kristin Kunze, Andreas Braeuninger, Alex Teule, Adriana Lasa, Teresa Ramón Y Cajal, Gemma Llort, Victoria Fernández, Conxi Lázaro, Miguel Urioste, Javier Benitez
The POT1 protein binds and protects telomeres. Germline variants in the POT1 gene have recently been shown to be associated with risk of developing tumors in different tissues such as familial chronic lymphocytic leukemia, colorectal, glioma and melanoma tumors. Recently, we uncovered a variant in the POT1 gene (p.R117C) as causative of familial cardiac angiosarcomas (CAS) in Li-Fraumeni-like (LFL) syndrome families. Our in silico studies predicted that this protein had lost the ability to interact with TPP1 and single-stranded DNA...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840473/dream-dependent-activation-of-astrocytes-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#11
Pilar Larrodé, Ana Cristina Calvo, Laura Moreno-Martínez, Miriam de la Torre, Leticia Moreno-García, Nora Molina, Tomás Castiella, Cristina Iñiguez, Luis Fernando Pascual, Francisco Javier Miana Mena, Pilar Zaragoza, Santiago Ramón Y Cajal, Rosario Osta
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease of unknown origin and characterized by a relentless loss of motor neurons that causes a progressive muscle weakness until death. Among the several pathogenic mechanisms that have been related to ALS, a dysregulation of calcium-buffering proteins in motor neurons of the brain and spinal cord can make these neurons more vulnerable to disease progression. Downstream regulatory element antagonist modulator (DREAM) is a neuronal calcium-binding protein that plays multiple roles in the nucleus and cytosol...
August 24, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839431/hwangryunhaedok-tang-induces-the-depolarization-of-pacemaker-potentials-through-5-ht3-and-5-ht4-receptors-in-cultured-murine-small-intestine-interstitial-cells-of-cajal
#12
Hyun Jung Kim, Guem San Lee, Hyungwoo Kim, Byung Joo Kim
AIM: To investigate the effects of a water extract of Hwangryunhaedok-tang (HHTE) on the pacemaker potentials of mouse interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs). METHODS: We dissociated ICCs from small intestines and cultured. ICCs were immunologically identified using an anti-c-kit antibody. We used the whole-cell patch-clamp configuration to record the pacemaker potentials generated by cultured ICCs under the current clamp mode (I = 0). All experiments were performed at 30 °C-32 °C...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832359/functional-dyspepsia-and-gastroparesis
#13
Jan Tack, Florencia Carbone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes recent progress in the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of functional dyspepsia and gastroparesis. RECENT FINDINGS: The definition of functional dyspepsia and its subgroups has been revised in the recent Rome IV consensus. In gastroparesis, the symptom pattern and its similarities and differences from functional dyspepsia have been a focus of recent research. In functional dyspepsia, pathophysiological research continued to evaluate gastric sensorimotor dysfunctions, but low-grade inflammatory changes and loss of mucosal integrity in the duodenum is a new topic of intense research...
August 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822854/involvement-of-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-channels-in-spontaneous-activity-generated-in-isolated-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-from-the-rabbit-urethra
#14
Maria Sancho, Eamonn Bradley, Angeles Garcia-Pascual, Domingo Triguero, Keith D Thornbury, Mark A Hollywood, Gerard P Sergeant
Cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels are non-selective cation channels that mediate influx of extracellular Na(+) and Ca(2+) in various cell types. L-cis-Diltiazem, a CNG channel blocker, inhibits contraction of urethral smooth muscle (USM), however the mechanisms underlying this effect are still unclear. We investigated the possibility that CNG channels contribute to spontaneous pacemaker activity in freshly isolated interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) isolated from the rabbit urethra (RUICC). Using immunocytochemistry, we found intense CNG1-immunoreactivity in vimentin-immunoreactive RUICC, mainly within patches of the cellular body and processes...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820749/surgical-pathology-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-practical-implications-of-morphologic-and-molecular-heterogeneity-for-precision-medicine
#15
Gregory W Charville, Teri A Longacre
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract, exhibits diverse histologic and clinical manifestations. With its putative origin in the gastrointestinal pacemaker cell of Cajal, GIST can arise in association with any portion of the tubular gastrointestinal tract. Morphologically, GISTs are classified as spindled or epithelioid, though each of these subtypes encompasses a broad spectrum of microscopic appearances, many of which mimic other histologic entities...
August 17, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816177/electrical-stimulation-of-gut-motility-guided-by-an-in-silico-model
#16
Bradley Brigham Barth, Craig S Henriquez, Warren M Grill, Xiling Shen
OBJECTIVE: Neuromodulation of the central and peripheral nervous systems is becoming increasingly important for treating a diverse set of diseases-ranging from Parkinson's Disease and epilepsy to chronic pain. However, neuromodulation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract has achieved relatively limited success in treating functional GI disorders, which affect a significant population, because the effects of stimulation on the enteric nervous system (ENS) and gut motility are not well understood...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808217/electromyography-and-fos-immunostaining-study-establish-a-possible-functional-link-between-trigeminal-proprioception-and-the-oculomotor-system-in-rats
#17
Houcheng Liang, Jingdong Zhang, Pifu Luo, Hongna Zhu, Ying Qiao, Anle Su, Ting Zhang
The objective of this study was to explore whether there was a functional link between trigeminal proprioception and the oculomotor system mediated through jaw muscle afferents. Electromyography (EMG) was undertaken of the levator palpebrae (LP) and superior rectus (SR), and Fos expression was detected in the brainstem following consecutive down-stretching of the lower jaw at 2-4 Hz in rats. Retrograde tracing was undertaken of the interstitial nucleus of Cajal and Darkschewitsch nucleus (INC/DN) pre-oculomotor neurons...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808137/regulatory-rnps-a-novel-class-of-ribonucleoproteins-that-potentially-contribute-to-ribosome-heterogeneity
#18
Aaron R Poole, Ian Vicino, Hironori Adachi, Yi-Tao Yu, Michael D Hebert
Many ribonucleoproteins (RNPs), which are comprised of noncoding RNA and associated proteins, are involved in essential cellular processes such as translation and pre-mRNA splicing. One class of RNP is the small Cajal body-specific RNP (scaRNP), which contributes to the biogenesis of small nuclear RNPs (snRNPs) that are central components of the spliceosome. Three scaRNAs are internally processed, generating stable nucleolus-enriched RNAs of unknown function. Here, we provide data that show that these RNAs become part of RNPs we term regulatory RNPs (regRNPs)...
September 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806761/transcriptome-analysis-of-pdgfr%C3%AE-cells-identifies-t-type-ca2-channel-cacna1g-as-a-new-pathological-marker-for-pdgfr%C3%AE-cell-hyperplasia
#19
Se Eun Ha, Moon Young Lee, Masaaki Kurahashi, Lai Wei, Brian G Jorgensen, Chanjae Park, Paul J Park, Doug Redelman, Kent C Sasse, Laren S Becker, Kenton M Sanders, Seungil Ro
Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα)+ cells are distributed into distinct morphological groups within the serosal, muscular, and submucosal layers as well as the myenteric and deep muscular plexi. PDGFRα+ cells directly interact with interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and smooth muscle cells (SMC) in gastrointestinal smooth muscle tissue. These three cell types, SMC, ICC, and PDGFRα+ cells (SIP cells), form an electrical syncytium, which dynamically regulates gastrointestinal motility. We have previously reported the transcriptomes of SMC and ICC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781830/diagnosis-of-a-defect-in-the-uterine-wall-using-3d-ultrasound-in-the-16th-week-of-gestation
#20
Carlos López Ramón Y Cajal, Vanesa Rodríguez Fernández
The 3D volumetric transabdominal study with rendering mode is a very useful tool to perform a detailed study of the uterine wall, and it allows us to create a safe and early strategy during pregnancy in uterine dehiscences, as we show in this case in the 16th week of gestation.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
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