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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986726/acute-pancreatitis-onset-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-pancreas-with-focal-fat-replacement-diagnosed-using-serial-pancreatic-juice-aspiration-cytologic-examination-space
#1
Tatsunori Satoh, Masataka Kikuyama, Shinya Kawaguchi, Hideyuki Kanemoto, Hiroyuki Muro, Keiji Hanada
A 59-year-old woman was admitted for acute pancreatitis. Abdominal computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a swollen pancreatic parenchyma with dilatation of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) of the pancreas tail, which was separated from the normal pancreas body side by a locally atrophic part of the pancreas. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography showed MPD stricture in the pancreas tail with dilatation of the upstream MPD. Endoscopic ultrasonography revealed that the MPD stricture of the pancreas tail was surrounded by a blurred and hypoechoic area...
October 6, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948203/increased-bcl-xl-expression-in-pancreatic-neoplasia-promotes-carcinogenesis-by-inhibiting-senescence-and-apoptosis
#2
Kenji Ikezawa, Hayato Hikita, Minoru Shigekawa, Kiyoshi Iwahashi, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Ryotaro Sakamori, Tomohide Tatsumi, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Bcl-xL, an anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family protein, is overexpressed in 90% of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cases. However, Bcl-xL expression in pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias (PanINs) and its significance in PDAC carcinogenesis remain unclear. The aim of this study was to elucidate the significance of Bcl-xL expression in PanINs. METHODS: We investigated the expression levels of Bcl-xL in pancreas-specific KrasG12D (P-KrasG12D) mice and human PanINs and PDAC...
July 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934293/generation-of-a-pancreatic-cancer-model-using-a-pdx1-flp-recombinase-knock-in-allele
#3
Jinghai Wu, Xin Liu, Sunayana G Nayak, Jason R Pitarresi, Maria C Cuitiño, Lianbo Yu, Blake E Hildreth, Katie A Thies, Daniel J Schilling, Soledad A Fernandez, Gustavo Leone, Michael C Ostrowski
The contribution of the tumor microenvironment to the development of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is unclear. The LSL-KrasG12D/+;LSL-p53R172H/+;Pdx-1-Cre (KPC) tumor model, which is widely utilized to faithfully recapitulate human pancreatic cancer, depends on Cre-mediated recombination in the epithelial lineage to drive tumorigenesis. Therefore, specific Cre-loxP recombination in stromal cells cannot be applied in this model, limiting the in vivo investigation of stromal genetics in tumor initiation and progression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895920/emt-and-treatment-resistance-in-pancreatic-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Nicola Gaianigo, Davide Melisi, Carmine Carbone
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the third leading cause of adult cancer mortality in the United States. The poor prognosis for patients with PC is mainly due to its aggressive course, the limited efficacy of active systemic treatments, and a metastatic behavior, demonstrated throughout the evolution of the disease. On average, 80% of patients with PC are diagnosed with metastatic disease, and the half of those who undergo surgery and adjuvant therapy develop liver metastasis within two years. Metastatic dissemination is an early event in PC and is mainly attributed to an evolutionary biological process called epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
September 12, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886117/incidence-of-pancreatic-cancer-is-dramatically-increased-by-a-high-fat-high-calorie-diet-in-krasg12d-mice
#5
Hui-Hua Chang, Aune Moro, Kazuki Takakura, Hsin-Yuan Su, Allen Mo, Masako Nakanishi, Richard T Waldron, Samuel W French, David W Dawson, O Joe Hines, Gang Li, Vay Liang W Go, James Sinnett-Smith, Stephen J Pandol, Aurelia Lugea, Anna S Gukovskaya, Michael O Duff, Daniel W Rosenberg, Enrique Rozengurt, Guido Eibl
Epidemiologic data has linked obesity to a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To allow for detailed mechanistic studies in a relevant model mimicking diet-induced obesity and pancreatic cancer, a high-fat, high-calorie diet (HFCD) was given to P48+/Cre;LSL-KRASG12D (KC) mice carrying a pancreas-specific oncogenic Kras mutation. The mice were randomly allocated to a HFCD or control diet (CD). Cohorts were sacrificed at 3, 6, and 9 months and tissues were harvested for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831506/-cystic-pancreatic-tumors-diagnostics-and-new-biomarkers
#6
REVIEW
A W Berger, T Seufferlein, A Kleger
Mortality due to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) will increase in the near future. The only curative treatment for PDAC is radical resection; however, even small carcinomas exhibit micrometastases leading to early relapse. Accordingly, detection of premalignant precursor lesions is important. In essence, PDAC develops from three precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial lesions (PanIN), intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasia (IPMN) and mucinous-cystic neoplasia (MCN). Together with serous cystic neoplasia (SCN) and solid pseudopapillary neoplasia (SPN), these cystic lesions constitute the most common cystic neoplasms in the pancreas...
August 22, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821773/a-patterned-single-layer-graphene-resistance-temperature-sensor
#7
Benyamin Davaji, Hak Dong Cho, Mohamadali Malakoutian, Jong-Kwon Lee, Gennady Panin, Tae Won Kang, Chung Hoon Lee
Micro-fabricated single-layer graphenes (SLGs) on a silicon dioxide (SiO2)/Si substrate, a silicon nitride (SiN) membrane, and a suspended architecture are presented for their use as temperature sensors. These graphene temperature sensors act as resistance temperature detectors, showing a quadratic dependence of resistance on the temperature in a range between 283 K and 303 K. The observed resistance change of the graphene temperature sensors are explained by the temperature dependent electron mobility relationship (~T(-4)) and electron-phonon scattering...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737163/plane-dependent-ml-scatter-scaling-3d-extension-of-the-2d-simulated-single-scatter-sss-estimate
#8
Ahmadreza Rezaei, Koen Salvo, Thomas Vahle, Vladimir Panin, Michael Casey, Fernando Boada, Michel Defrise, Johan Nuyts
Scatter correction is typically done using a simulation of the single scatter, which is then scaled to account for multiple scatters and other possible model mismatches. This scaling factor is determined by fitting the simulated scatter sinogram to the measured sinogram, using only counts measured along LORs that do not intersect the patient body, i.e. 'scatter-tails'. Extending previous work, we propose to scale the scatter with a plane dependent factor, which is determined as an additional unknown in the maximum likelihood (ML) reconstructions, using counts in the entire sinogram rather than only the 'scatter-tails'...
July 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698299/neat1-is-a-p53-inducible-lincrna-essential-for-transformation-suppression
#9
Stephano S Mello, Carolyn Sinow, Nitin Raj, Pawel K Mazur, Kathryn Bieging-Rolett, Daniela Kenzelmann Broz, Jamie F Conklin Imam, Hannes Vogel, Laura D Wood, Julien Sage, Tetsuro Hirose, Shinichi Nakagawa, John Rinn, Laura D Attardi
The p53 gene is mutated in over half of all cancers, reflecting its critical role as a tumor suppressor. Although p53 is a transcriptional activator that induces myriad target genes, those p53-inducible genes most critical for tumor suppression remain elusive. Here, we leveraged p53 ChIP-seq (chromatin immunoprecipitation [ChIP] combined with high-throughput sequencing) and RNA-seq (RNA sequencing) data sets to identify new p53 target genes, focusing on the noncoding genome. We identify Neat1, a noncoding RNA (ncRNA) constituent of paraspeckles, as a p53 target gene broadly induced by mouse and human p53 in different cell types and by diverse stress signals...
June 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697176/hmga1-expression-levels-are-elevated-in-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia-cells-in-the-ptf1a-cre-lsl-krasg12d-transgenic-mouse-model-of-pancreatic-cancer
#10
Michelle J Veite-Schmahl, William C Joesten, Michael A Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is currently the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and it is predicted to become the second by the year 2030. High-mobility group A1 protein (HMGA1) is an oncogenic transcription factor, localised and active in cell nuclei, that is linked to tumour progression in many human cancers, including pancreatic cancer. Overexpression of HMGA1 renders cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy. Although the Ptf1a-Cre; LSL-KrasG12D transgenic mouse is perhaps the most widely utilised animal model for human pancreatic cancer, expression levels of HMGA1 in pancreata from this mouse model have not been characterised...
August 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697132/overexpression-of-yes-associated-protein-1-an-independent-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-correlated-with-liver-metastasis-and-poor-prognosis
#11
Maria Teresa Salcedo Allende, Jorge Zeron-Medina, Javier Hernandez, Teresa Macarulla, Joaquim Balsells, Xavier Merino, Helena Allende, Josep Tabernero, Santiago Ramon Y Cajal Agüeras
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal cancer. Overexpression of Yes associated protein 1 (YAP1), a downstream target of Hippo pathway, implicated in regulation of cell growth and apoptosis, has been reported in several human tumor types. The objective of this study was to investigate YAP1 expression in patients with PDAC and its prognostic values. METHODS: We evaluated YAP1 expression in 64 PDAC and 15 chronic pancreatitis (CP) cases and its related pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) lesions and in 5 control subjects...
August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685935/gastric-gland-mucin-specific-o-glycan-expression-decreases-with-tumor-progression-from-precursor-lesions-to-pancreatic-cancer
#12
Ayumi Ohya, Kazuhiro Yamanoi, Hisashi Shimojo, Chifumi Fujii, Jun Nakayama
Pancreatic cancer is lethal, as it is often detected late. Thus, novel biomarkers of precursor lesions are needed to devise timely therapies. Pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) are major precursors of pancreatic cancer. In normal gastric mucosa, gastric gland mucin-specific O-glycans are unique in having α1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine (αGlcNAc) residues attached to MUC6. Recently we reported that αGlcNAc functions as a tumor suppressor for differentiated-type gastric adenocarcinoma (Karasawa et al...
September 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681476/evaluation-of-relative-electron-ionization-cross-sections-for-some-oxides-and-oxyacid-salts
#13
Sergey I Lopatin, Sergey M Shugurov, Andrej I Panin, Evgenia A Vasil'eva
RATIONALE: The total or relative cross-sections for the ionization of polyatomic molecules by electron ionization are essential data in a wide range of applications. In addition to the total ionization cross-sections, relative ionization cross-sections are sometimes also required. Accurate values of electron ionization cross-sections of high-temperature vapor species are of importance in mass spectrometric investigations. So the need for experimental ionization cross-section data for high-temperature vapor species is vital...
July 5, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679961/islet-inflammation-and-ductal-proliferation-may-be-linked-to-increased-pancreatitis-risk-in-type-2-diabetes
#14
Belinda Schludi, Abu Saleh Md Moin, Chiara Montemurro, Tatyana Gurlo, Aleksey V Matveyenko, David Kirakossian, David W Dawson, Sarah M Dry, Peter C Butler, Alexandra E Butler
Pancreatitis is more frequent in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), although the underlying cause is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that ongoing β cell stress and apoptosis in T2DM induces ductal tree proliferation, particularly the pancreatic duct gland (PDG) compartment, and thus potentially obstructs exocrine outflow, a well-established cause of pancreatitis. PDG replication was increased 2-fold in human pancreas from individuals with T2DM, and was associated with increased pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN), lesions associated with pancreatic inflammation and with the potential to obstruct pancreatic outflow...
July 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639725/targeting-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-nqo1-in-pancreatic-cancer
#15
Anne M Lewis, Matthew Ough, Juan Du, Ming-Sound Tsao, Larry W Oberley, Joseph J Cullen
Quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1) functions as an important part of cellular antioxidant defense by detoxifying quinones, thus preventing the formation of reactive oxygen species. The aims of our study were to determine if NQO1 is elevated in pancreatic cancer specimens and pancreatic cancer cell lines and if so, would compounds previously demonstrated to redox cycle with NQO1 be effective in killing pancreatic cancer cells. Immunohistochemistry of resected pancreatic specimens demonstrated an increased immunoreactivity for NQO1 in pancreatic cancer and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) specimens versus normal human pancreas...
July 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639695/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-ablation-limits-pancreatitis-induced-acinar-to-ductal-metaplasia
#16
Li Ding, Geou-Yarh Liou, Daniel M Schmitt, Peter Storz, Jin-San Zhang, Daniel D Billadeau
Acinar-to-ductal metaplasia (ADM) is a reversible epithelial transdifferentiation process that occurs in the pancreas in response to acute inflammation. ADM can rapidly progress towards pre-malignant pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) lesions in the presence of mutant KRas and ultimately pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC). In the present work, we elucidate the role and related mechanism of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK-3β) in ADM development using in vitro 3D cultures and genetically engineered mouse models...
September 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639428/relationship-between-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasias-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinomas-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-autopsied-elderly-patients
#17
Yoko Matsuda, Masashi Tanaka, Motoji Sawabe, Seijiro Mori, Masaaki Muramatsu, Makiko Naka Mieno, Toru Furukawa, Tomio Arai
A growing body of evidence shows that the presence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influences individual predisposition to pancreatic cancer. In the present study, we comparatively analyzed serially autopsied, elderly Japanese patients (n = 2,205) with pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias (PanINs) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) on the basis of their pancreatic lesions, clinical information, and SNPs. The incidence of PanIN-1, -2, -3, and PDACs in these patients was 55%, 12%, 1.4%, and 2...
June 22, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627323/perspective-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-integrin-imaging-for-clinical-management-of-pancreatic-carcinoma-and-its-precursor-lesions
#18
Katja Steiger, Anna-Melissa Schlitter, Wilko Weichert, Irene Esposito, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Johannes Notni
ß6-integrin immunohistochemistry analysis of a large number of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC, 383 primary tumors, 7 lymph node, and 8 distant metastases) and 34 pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) specimens revealed a high prevalence of αvß6-integrin expression in PDAC primaries (88%) and in almost all metastases, as well as in PanIN (57%). These findings underscore the high potential of a novel αvß6-integrin targeting positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceutical, Ga-68-Avebehexin, for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617892/intestinal-heterotopic-pancreas-involved-by-simultaneous-panin-2-lesion-and-endocrine-microadenoma-a-unique-case
#19
Remus Cornea, Sorina Taban, Cristian Suciu, Codruta Lazureanu, Alis Dema
We hereby present the case of a 58-year-old male who underwent a total gastrectomy for gastric neoplasm. During the surgery, a tumor mass in the jejunum was identified, considered as metastasis, and resected. The histopathological examination of the jejunal lesion showed ectopic pancreas. In this area, two pathological distinct lesions were identified, one histologically compatible with pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) type 2 lesion and the other with morphologic criteria for endocrine microadenoma...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579586/a-case-of-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia-3-with-autoimmune-pancreatitis
#20
Yasuharu Kakizaki, Naohiko Makino, Yoshiaki Ando, Akiko Matsuda, Tetsuya Ishizawa, Yoshihiko Saito, Aya Suto, Mitsunori Yamakawa, Wataru Kimura, Yoshiyuki Ueno
We report a case of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia-3 (PanIN-3) with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). The patient, a 75-year-old man, had been diagnosed to have AIP with stenosis of the main pancreatic duct. After six years, computed tomography demonstrated dilatation of the main pancreatic duct in the mid-pancreas. Although we could not confirm the presence of any pancreatic tumor on the basis of imaging modalities alone, cytological examination of the pancreatic juice obtained by endoscopic retrograde pancreatography revealed atypical cells...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
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