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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638859/a-review-of-the-aetiopathogenesis-and-clinical-and-histopathological-features-of-oral-mucosal-melanoma
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REVIEW
Liviu Feller, Razia A G Khammissa, Johan Lemmer
Oral mucosal melanoma is an uncommon, usually heavily melanin-pigmented, but occasionally amelanotic aggressive tumour with a poor prognosis. Despite radical surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy, local recurrence and distant metastasis are frequent. Microscopical examination is essential for diagnosis, and routine histological staining must be supplemented by immunohistochemical studies. The aetiology is unknown, the pathogenesis is poorly understood, and the 5-year survival rate rarely exceeds 30%. In most cases, oral mucosal melanoma arises from epithelial melanocytes in the basal layer of the epithelium and less frequently from immature melanocytes arrested in the lamina propria...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635677/t-cell-manipulation-strategies-to-prevent-graft-versus-host-disease-in-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Jayakumar Vadakekolathu, Sergio Rutella
Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from an human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical donor can be curative for eligible patients with non-malignant and malignant haematological disorders. HSCT from alternative donor sources, such as HLA-mismatched haploidentical donors, is increasingly considered as a viable therapeutic option for patients lacking HLA-matched donors. Initial attempts at haploidentical HSCT were associated with vigorous bidirectional alloreactivity, leading to unacceptably high rates of graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)...
June 21, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630763/malignant-tumours-of-the-foot-and-ankle
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E Mascard, N Gaspar, L Brugières, C Glorion, S Pannier, A Gomez-Brouchet
Most of tumours of the foot are tumour-like (synovial cyst, foreign body reactions and epidermal inclusion cyst) or benign conditions (tenosynovial giant cells tumours, planta fibromatosis). Malignant tumours of the soft-tissue and skeleton are very rare in the foot and their diagnosis is often delayed with referral to specialised teams after initial inappropriate procedures or unplanned excisions. The adverse effect of these misdiagnosed tumours is the increasing rate of amputation or local recurrences in the involved patients...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626219/base-excision-repair-proteins-couple-activation-induced-cytidine-deaminase-and-endonuclease-g-during-replication-stress-induced-mll-destabilization
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B Gole, E Mian, M Rall, L Wiesmüller
The breakpoint cluster region of the MLL gene (MLLbcr) is frequently rearranged in therapy-related and infant acute leukaemia, but the destabilizing mechanism is poorly understood. We recently proposed that DNA replication stress results in MLLbcr cleavage via Endonuclease G (EndoG) and represents the common denominator of genotoxic therapy-induced MLL destabilization. Here we performed a siRNA screen for new factors involved in replication stress-induced MLL rearrangements employing an EGFP-based reporter system...
June 19, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622526/extragastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-of-the-lesser-omentum-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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I E Katsoulis, A Tzortzopoulou, P Tziakou, N Arnogiannaki, I Kostoglou-Athanassiou, G Lypas, I G Karaitianos
INTRODUCTION: Extragastrointestinal stromal tumours (EGISTs) are very uncommon compared to their gastrointestinal counterparts. Most of them originate from the intestinal mesentery and the omentum. CASE REPORT: A 70 year-old Caucasian woman presented with a bulky abdominal mass which on laparotomy was found to originate from the lesser omentum and was completely resected. Histological examination revealed spindle cells with severe pleomorphism and high mitotic activity...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622298/tgf%C3%AE-pathway-limits-dedifferentiation-following-wnt-and-mapk-pathway-activation-to-suppress-intestinal-tumourigenesis
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Patrizia Cammareri, David F Vincent, Michael C Hodder, Rachel A Ridgway, Claudio Murgia, Max Nobis, Andrew D Campbell, Julia Varga, David J Huels, Chithra Subramani, Katie L H Prescott, Colin Nixon, Ann Hedley, Simon T Barry, Florian R Greten, Gareth J Inman, Owen J Sansom
Recent studies have suggested increased plasticity of differentiated cells within the intestine to act both as intestinal stem cells (ISCs) and tumour-initiating cells. However, little is known of the processes that regulate this plasticity. Our previous work has shown that activating mutations of Kras or the NF-κB pathway can drive dedifferentiation of intestinal cells lacking Apc. To investigate this process further, we profiled both cells undergoing dedifferentiation in vitro and tumours generated from these cells in vivo by gene expression analysis...
June 16, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612747/pathogenetic-insights-from-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Iain B McInnes, Georg Schett
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes progressive articular damage, functional loss, and comorbidity. The development of effective biologics and small-molecule kinase inhibitors in the past two decades has substantially improved clinical outcomes. Just as understanding of pathogenesis has led in large part to the development of drugs, so have mode-of-action studies of these specific immune-targeted agents revealed which immune pathways drive articular inflammation and related comorbidities...
June 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611168/rapid-development-and-recurrence-of-translocation-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ned Kinnear, Sam Wreghitt, Derek Barry Hennessey, Peter Liodakis
Translocation renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a rare aggressive malignancy in adults. A 40-year-old man presented with painless macroscopic haematuria. Initial investigations of renal ultrasound, CT scan, urine culture and urine cytology were normal. On rigid cystoscopy and pyelo-ureteroscopy, bleeding was seen from a normal-appearing right renal upper pole. An arteriovenous malformation was suspected, and laser cautery was performed. Left renal biopsy was performed due to proteinuria and suggested IgA nephropathy...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598431/a-covalent-pin1-inhibitor-selectively-targets-cancer-cells-by-a-dual-mechanism-of-action
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Elena Campaner, Alessandra Rustighi, Alessandro Zannini, Alberto Cristiani, Silvano Piazza, Yari Ciani, Ori Kalid, Gali Golan, Erkan Baloglu, Sharon Shacham, Barbara Valsasina, Ulisse Cucchi, Agnese Chiara Pippione, Marco Lucio Lolli, Barbara Giabbai, Paola Storici, Paolo Carloni, Giulia Rossetti, Federica Benvenuti, Ezia Bello, Maurizio D'Incalci, Elisa Cappuzzello, Antonio Rosato, Giannino Del Sal
The prolyl isomerase PIN1, a critical modifier of multiple signalling pathways, is overexpressed in the majority of cancers and its activity strongly contributes to tumour initiation and progression. Inactivation of PIN1 function conversely curbs tumour growth and cancer stem cell expansion, restores chemosensitivity and blocks metastatic spread, thus providing the rationale for a therapeutic strategy based on PIN1 inhibition. Notwithstanding, potent PIN1 inhibitors are still missing from the arsenal of anti-cancer drugs...
June 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597984/dual-inhibition-of-bdnf-trkb-and-autophagy-a-promising-therapeutic-approach-for-colorectal-cancer
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Clément Mazouffre, Sophie Geyl, Aurélie Perraud, Sabrina Blondy, Marie-Odile Jauberteau, Muriel Mathonnet, Mireille Verdier
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common digestive cancer in the Western world. Despite effective therapies, resistance and/or recurrence frequently occur. The present study investigated the impact of two survival pathways-neurotrophic factors (TrkB/BDNF) and autophagy-on cell fate and tumour evolution. In vitro studies were performed on two CRC cell lines, SW480 (primary tumour) and SW620 (lymph node invasion), which were also used for subcutaneous xenografts on a nude mouse model. In addition, the presence of neurotrophic factors (NTs) and autophagy markers were assessed in tissue samples representative of different stages...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597880/the-transient-manifold-structure-of-the-p53-extreme-c-terminal-domain-insight-into-disorder-recognition-and-binding-promiscuity-by-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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E Fadda, M G Nixon
The p53 tumour suppressor is a transcription activator that signals for cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. In its active form p53 is a tetramer, with each monomer organised in domains with different degrees of structural stability, ranging from the well folded DNA-binding domain (DBD) and tetramerization domain (TET), to the intrinsically disordered transactivation domain (TAD), and extreme C-terminal domain (CTD). Compared to all other domains, the structure/function relationship of the p53-CTD within the full-length p53 tetramer is still poorly understood due to its high degree of conformational disorder...
June 9, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596302/carcinoid-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Saamir A Hassan, Jose Banchs, Cezar Iliescu, Arvind Dasari, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Syed Wamique Yusuf
Rare neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) that most commonly arise in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease. Patients with carcinoid syndrome present with vasomotor changes, hypermotility of the gastrointestinal system, hypotension and bronchospasm. Medical therapy for carcinoid syndrome, typically with somatostatin analogues, can help control symptoms, inhibit tumour progression and prolong survival. Carcinoid heart disease occurs in more than 50% of these patients and is the initial presentation of carcinoid syndrome in up to 20% of patients...
June 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596199/mediastinal-seminoma-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Amanda Wanous, Ian R McPhail, J Fernando Quevedo, Nicole P Sandhu
We present a rare cause of superior vena cava syndrome (SVC) in a previously healthy male aged 31 years. Malignancy was suspected due to unintentional weight loss and childhood exposure to radioactive fallout from a nuclear facility accident. A very large anterior mediastinal mass was identified and demonstrated to be an extragonadal seminoma. Extragonadal germ cell tumours are rare tumours with a high potential for cardiovascular, pulmonary and vascular sequelae. Studies have documented an increased risk of developing seminoma in patients with radioactive exposure...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596034/breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-the-uk-experience-recommendations-on-its-management-and-implications-for-informed-consent
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L Johnson, J M O'Donoghue, N McLean, P Turton, A A Khan, S D Turner, A Lennard, N Collis, M Butterworth, G Gui, J Bristol, J Hurren, S Smith, K Grover, G Spyrou, K Krupa, I A Azmy, I E Young, J J Staiano, H Khalil, F A MacNeill
BACKGROUND: Breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma arising in the capsule of breast implants. BIA-ALCL presents as a recurrent effusion and/or mass. Tumours exhibit CD30 expression and are negative for Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK). We report the multi-disciplinary management of the UK series and how the stage of disease may be used to stratify treatment. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, 23 cases of BIA-ALCL were diagnosed in 15 regional centres throughout the UK...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587975/ros-signalling-in-the-biology-of-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Jennifer N Moloney, Thomas G Cotter
Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production has been detected in various cancers and has been shown to have several roles, for example, they can activate pro-tumourigenic signalling, enhance cell survival and proliferation, and drive DNA damage and genetic instability. Counterintuitively ROS can also promote anti-tumourigenic signalling, initiating oxidative stress-induced tumour cell death. Tumour cells express elevated levels of antioxidant proteins to detoxify elevated ROS levels, establish a redox balance, while maintaining pro-tumourigenic signalling and resistance to apoptosis...
June 3, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587971/a-case-of-clear-cell-sarcoma-a-rare-malignancy
#16
Jacob Juel, Rami Mossad Ibrahim
INTRODUCTION: Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is a rare tumour of the soft tissue often misdiagnosed, as it shares characteristics with malignant melanoma (MM). Previously, CCS has been characterised, as malignant melanoma of the soft tissue, contemporary immunohistochemical techniques, however, have made this designation obsolete. The true incidence remains unknown, but CCS is believed to represent less than one percent of all sarcomas. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 22-year-old patient presented with a mass sized 2...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587163/a-tox21-approach-to-altered-epigenetic-landscapes-assessing-epigenetic-toxicity-pathways-leading-to-altered-gene-expression-and-oncogenic-transformation-in-vitro
#17
REVIEW
Craig L Parfett, Daniel Desaulniers
An emerging vision for toxicity testing in the 21st century foresees in vitro assays assuming the leading role in testing for chemical hazards, including testing for carcinogenicity. Toxicity will be determined by monitoring key steps in functionally validated molecular pathways, using tests designed to reveal chemically-induced perturbations that lead to adverse phenotypic endpoints in cultured human cells. Risk assessments would subsequently be derived from the causal in vitro endpoints and concentration vs...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586004/cox-2-regulates-snail-expression-in-gastric-cancer-via-the-notch1-signaling-pathway
#18
Yuwei Ye, Min Liu, Hao Yuan, Shupeng Ning, Yuping Wang, Zhaofeng Chen, Rui Ji, Qinghong Guo, Qiang Li, Yongning Zhou
The conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins by cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 contributes to the biological properties of malignant tumours. During the initiation and development of various tumours, the Notch family plays a key role. However, the association between COX‑2 and the Notch family in gastric cancer (GC) remains unclear. The present study aimed to clarify the mechanisms through which COX‑2 participates in the pathogenesis of GC. Quantitative PCR and western blot analysis were used to detect the expression of Notch family members and COX‑2 in human GC and paracancerous tissues, GES‑1 cells and GC cell lines (AGS, SGC‑7901, BGC‑823, and MGC‑803) treated with or without celecoxib, prostaglandin E2 and small interfering RNA (siRNA)...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584167/severe-cushing-s-syndrome-due-to-small-cell-prostate-carcinoma-a-case-and-review-of-literature
#19
Marianne Elston, Veronica Crawford, Michael Swarbrick, Michael Dray, Michelle Head, John V Conaglen
Cushings syndrome (CS) due to ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) is associated with a variety of tumours most of which arise in the thorax or abdomen. Prostate carcinoma is a rare but important cause of rapidly progressive CS. To report a case of severe CS due to ACTH production from prostate neuroendocrine carcinoma and summarise previous published cases. A 71 year old man presented with profound hypokalaemia, oedema and new onset hypertension. He reported two weeks of weight gain, muscle weakness, labile mood and insomnia...
June 5, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580205/solid-variant-of-an-aneurysmal-bone-cyst-of-the-thoracic-spine
#20
Varshil Mehta, Pravin Padalkar, Maya Kale, Ambadas Kathare
The solid variant of an aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) has been observed very rarely, especially those involving the spine. In this case report, we present a very unusual tumour of the thoracic spine which was managed by 360˚ decompression via posterior-only approach and stabilization. A 16-year-old boy presented to us with a sudden onset of weakness in both lower limbs leading to paraplegia. He also had a history of back and chest pain over the past one year. A collapse of the T5 vertebrae on plain radiograph was observed...
May 1, 2017: Curēus
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