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#1
Paulo Matafome, Hans Eickhoff, Liliana Letra, Raquel Seiça
Food intake and energy expenditure are closely regulated by several mechanisms which involve peripheral organs and nervous system, in order to maintain energy homeostasis.Short-term and long-term signals express the size and composition of ingested nutrients and the amount of body fat, respectively. Ingested nutrients trigger mechanical forces and gastrointestinal peptide secretion which provide signals to the brain through neuronal and endocrine pathways. Pancreatic hormones also play a role in energy balance exerting a short-acting control regulating the start, end, and composition of a meal...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931509/development-and-validation-of-qmortality-risk-prediction-algorithm-to-estimate-short-term-risk-of-death-and-assess-frailty-cohort-study
#2
Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland
Objectives To derive and validate a risk prediction equation to estimate the short term risk of death, and to develop a classification method for frailty based on risk of death and risk of unplanned hospital admission.Design Prospective open cohort study.Participants Routinely collected data from 1436 general practices contributing data to QResearch in England between 2012 and 2016. 1079 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 357 practices to validate the scores. 1.47 million patients aged 65-100 years were in the derivation cohort and 0...
September 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929814/what-s-new-in-the-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-patent-review-2011-present
#3
Houria Boulaiz, María C Ramos, Carmen Griñán-Lisón, Maria E García-Rubiño, Francisca Vicente, Juan Antonio Marchal
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the US with a 5-year survival rate of about 5%. Most patients have advanced metastatic disease mainly due to the lack of an effective early detection, and an extremely poor prognosis. Advancing in the fight against PC requires developing novel observable biomarkers at preclinical stages for early detection. Areas covered: This manuscript is an overview of different PC diagnostic modalities and the latest innovations made to enhance early PC detection through the patents published from 2011 to 2017...
September 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928863/microarray-analysis-of-the-expression-profile-of-long-non-coding-rnas-indicates-lncrna-rp11-263f15-1-as-a-biomarker-for-diagnosis-and-prognostic-prediction-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#4
Xiaoyi Huang, Na Ta, Yunshuo Zhang, Yisha Gao, Ronglei Hu, Lulu Deng, Bingbing Zhang, Hui Jiang, Jianming Zheng
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a devastating malignancy with poor prognostic outcomes. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in the development and progression of carcinogenesis. Nevertheless, little is known about the role of lncRNAs in PDAC. The aim of the current study was to find differentially expressed lncRNAs and related mRNAs in human PDAC tissues and adjacent normal tissues by microarray analysis, and investigate the relationship between lncRNA RP11-263F15...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928397/atorvastatin-but-not-pravastatin-impairs-mitochondrial-function-in-human-pancreatic-islets-and-rat-%C3%AE-cells-direct-effect-of-oxidative-stress
#5
Francesca Urbano, Marco Bugliani, Agnese Filippello, Alessandra Scamporrino, Stefania Di Mauro, Antonino Di Pino, Roberto Scicali, Davide Noto, Agata Maria Rabuazzo, Maurizio Averna, Piero Marchetti, Francesco Purrello, Salvatore Piro
Statins are a class of drugs widely prescribed as frontline therapy for lowering plasma LDL-cholesterol in cardiovascular risk prevention. Several clinical reports have recently suggested an increased risk of type 2 diabetes associated with chronic use of these drugs. The pathophysiology of this effect remains to be fully elucidated but impaired β-cell function constitutes a potential mechanism. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of a chronic treatment with lipophilic and hydrophilic statins on β-cell function, using human pancreatic islets and rat insulin-secreting INS-1 cells; we particularly focused on the role of mitochondria and oxidative stress...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928356/clinical-value-of-contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-and-gallbladder-masses
#6
Galam Leem, Moon Jae Chung, Jeong Youp Park, Seungmin Bang, Si Young Song, Jae Bock Chung, Seung Woo Park
Background/Aims: Recent studies have revealed that contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CEH-EUS) is beneficial in the differential diagnosis of malignant neoplasms of the pancreas and gallbladder from benign masses, in terms of the evaluation of microvasculature and real-time perfusion. In this study, we aimed to prove the clinical value of CEH-EUS in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic and gallbladder masses by direct comparison with that of conventional EUS. Methods: We reviewed the sonographic images and medical information of 471 patients who underwent conventional EUS and CEH-EUS for the diagnosis of pancreatic and gallbladder masses at a single medical center (Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea) between March 2010 and March 2016...
September 20, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927476/antioxidant-intake-from-diet-and-supplements-and-risk-of-digestive-cancers-in-middle-aged-adults-results-from-the-prospective-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-cohort
#7
Manon Egnell, Philippine Fassier, Lucie Lécuyer, Rebeca Gonzalez, Laurent Zelek, Marie-Paule Vasson, Serge Hercberg, Paule Latino-Martel, Pilar Galan, Nathalie Druesne-Pecollo, Mélanie Deschasaux, Mathilde Touvier
Experimental studies suggest beneficial effects of antioxidants in digestive cancer prevention. However, epidemiological results are contrasting and few studies quantitatively assessed supplemental intake. This study aimed at investigating the associations between antioxidant intakes (dietary, supplemental and total) and digestive cancer risk. This prospective study included 38 812 middle-aged subjects (≥45 years) from the NutriNet-Santé cohort (2009-2016). Dietary data were collected using repeated 24 h records...
September 20, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927429/the-impact-of-lipoprotein-lipase-deficiency-on-health-related-quality-of-life-a-detailed-structured-qualitative-study
#8
Sasi Neelamekam, See Kwok, Rachel Malone, Anthony S Wierzbicki, Handrean Soran
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPLD) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in genes involved in the lipoprotein lipase pathway. It is characterised by chylomicronaemia, severe hypertriglyceridaemia and an increased risk of recurrent pancreatitis that often requires hospitalisation. This research aimed to improve our understanding of the debilitating impact that LPLD has on the daily lives of patients and their families. METHODS: The research comprised a 2-h interview with the patient and, where possible, a 1-h interview with a family member; a 1-week pre- and post-interview task (written and/or video diary); and a 30-45-min follow-up telephone interview...
September 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927058/degree-of-desmoplasia-in-metastatic-lymph-node-lesions-is-associated-with-lesion-size-and-poor-prognosis-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients
#9
Hiromichi Nakayama, Kenoki Ohuchida, Masaki Yoshida, Tetsuyuki Miyazaki, Shin Takesue, Toshiya Abe, Sho Endo, Kazuhiro Koikawa, Takashi Okumura, Taiki Moriyama, Kohei Nakata, Yoshihiro Miyasaka, Kengo Shirahane, Tatsuya Manabe, Takao Ohtsuka, Hiroki Toma, Yohei Tominaga, Eishi Nagai, Kazuhiro Mizumoto, Yoshinao Oda, Masafumi Nakamura
Pancreatic cancer is characterized by increased hyperplasia of fibrotic tissue, termed desmoplasia, and lymph node metastasis is an independent prognostic factor in this disease. However, there are no reports focused on desmoplasia in pancreatic cancer lymph node metastases. The present study evaluated a range of factors and investigated their association with poor prognosis in pancreatic cancer cases with lymph node metastasis, including the degree of desmoplasia in lesions. To identify the poor prognostic factors associated with lymph node metastasis, the present study retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 65 patients with lymph node metastases that underwent surgical pancreatic cancer resection between 2007 and 2012 at a single institution...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926842/pharmacotherapy-with-thymoquinone-improved-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-integrity-and-functional-activity-enhanced-islets-revascularization-and-alleviated-metabolic-and-hepato-renal-disturbances-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats
#10
Adel Galal El-Shemi, Osama Adnan Kensara, Aiman Alsaegh, Mohammed Hasan Mukhtar
AIMS: This study is aimed at evaluating the antidiabetic effects of thymoquinone (TQ) on streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in rats, and exploring the possible underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in adult male Wistar rats by intraperitoneal injection of freshly prepared STZ (65 mg/kg). After disease induction, 42 rats were equally assigned to: controls, STZ-diabetic group, and STZ-diabetic group treated with oral TQ (35 mg/kg/day) for 5 weeks...
September 20, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925877/4-aryl-heteroaryl-4h-fused-pyrans-as-anti-proliferative-agents-design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation
#11
Dinesh Kumar, Gurpreet Singh, Pooja Sharma, Arem Quayum, Girish Mahajan, M J Mintoo, Shashank Kumar Singh, Dilip Manikrao Mondhe, Pms Bedi, Subheet K Jain, Girish Kumar Gupta
The current study is focused on the design and synthesis of 4-aryl/heteroaryl-4H-fused pyrans as anti-proliferative agents. All the synthesized molecules were screened against a panel of human carcinoma cell lines. Significant inhibition was exhibited by the compounds against HCT-116 (Colon) and PC-3 (Prostate) cell lines while A-549 (Lung) cell lines, MiaPaCa-2 (Pancreatic) cell lines and HL-60 (Leukemia Cancer) cell lines were almost resistant to the exposure of the test compounds. Compound FP-(v)n displayed noteworthy cytotoxicity towards HCT-116 malignant cells with IC50 value of 0...
September 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924588/endoscopic-pancreatic-necrosectomy-why-scuff-when-you-can-flush-the-muck-make-it-an-easy-row-to-hoe
#12
Rinkesh Kumar Bansal, Rajesh Puri, Narendra S Choudhary, Sumit Bhatia, Nisharg Patel, Saurabh K Patle, Gaurav K Patil, Amit Agarwal, Chandra Prabha, Randhir Sud
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:  Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided drainage of symptomatic pancreatic walled-off necrosis (WON) followed by fully covered self-expanding metal stent (FCSEMS) placement offers several advantages such as higher technical success rate and the option of necrosectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of EUS guided drainage of patients with WON by using FCSEMS and intracavitary lavage with a solution containing hydrogen peroxide and adopting a step-up approach...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924486/expression-of-transcription-factors-in-men1-associated-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Yasutaka Takeda, Yukihiro Fujita, Kentaro Sakai, Tomoe Abe, Tomonobu Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Yanagimachi, Hidemitsu Sakagami, Jun Honjo, Atsuko Abiko, Yuichi Makino, Masakazu Haneda
MEN1-associated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) may potentially express distinct hormones, but the mechanism has not been elucidated. Transcription factors such as MafA and Pdx1 have been identified to lead to beta cell differentiation, while Arx and Brn4 to alpha cell differentiation in developing pancreas. We hypothesized those transcription factors are important to produce specific hormones in pNETs, similarly to developing pancreas, and examined the expression of transcription factors in a case of MEN1 who showed immunohistological coexistence of several hormone-producing pNETs including insulinoma...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924161/molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-the-non-monotonic-effect-of-bisphenol-a-on-ca2-entry-in-mouse-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#14
Sabrina Villar-Pazos, Juan Martinez-Pinna, Manuel Castellano-Muñoz, Paloma Alonso-Magdalena, Laura Marroqui, Ivan Quesada, Jan-Ake Gustafsson, Angel Nadal
In regulatory toxicology, the dose-response relationship is a key element towards fulfilling safety assessments and satisfying regulatory authorities. Conventionally, the larger the dose, the greater the response, following the dogma "the dose makes the poison". Many endocrine disrupting chemicals, including bisphenol-A (BPA), induce non-monotonic dose response (NMDR) relationships, which are unconventional and have tremendous implications in risk assessment. Although several molecular mechanisms have been proposed to explain NMDR relationships, they are largely undemonstrated...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924137/primary-closure-following-laparoscopic-common-bile-duct-exploration-combined-with-intraoperative-choledochoscopy-and-d-j-tube-drainage-for-treating-choledocholithiasis
#15
Miao Yu, Huanzhou Xue, Quan Shen, Xiao Zhang, Ke Li, Meng Jia, Jiangkun Jia, Jian Xu
BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess the clinical short-term results of a primary closure following laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) combined with intraoperative choledochoscopy and D-J tube drainage for choledocholithiasis treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-five patients (14 women and 11 men) who underwent LCBDE with primary duct closure and D-J tube drainage for choledocholithiasis were retrospectively enrolled. The D-J tube (4.7F×14 cm) was removed using a duodenoscope if there was no bile leakage...
September 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922540/ape1-ref-1-knockdown-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-characterizing-gene-expression-changes-and-identifying-novel-pathways-using-single-cell-rna-sequencing
#16
Fenil Shah, Emery Goossens, Nadia M Atallah, Michelle Grimard, Mark R Kelley, Melissa L Fishel
Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1/redox factor-1 (APE1/Ref-1 or APE1) is a multifunctional protein that regulates numerous transcription factors associated with cancer-related pathways. Because APE1 is essential for cell viability, generation of APE1 knockout cell lines and determining a comprehensive list of genes regulated by APE1 has not been possible. To circumvent this challenge, we utilized single-cell RNA Sequencing to identify differentially expressed genes in relation to APE1 protein levels within the cell...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922171/pancreatic-polypeptide-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-potential-marker-of-parasympathetic-denervation
#17
Karoline Knudsen, Bolette Hartmann, Tatyana D Fedorova, Karen Østergaard, Klaus Krogh, Niels Møller, Jens J Holst, Per Borghammer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience several non-motor symptoms from the gastrointestinal tract that may partly be caused by parasympathetic deficiency. The pancreas is densely innervated by the vagus nerve, which mediates early meal-induced secretion of pancreatic polypeptide (PP). Early secretion after sham feeding has been validated as a marker of vagal integrity. Thus, the aim was to evaluate the ratio of increased PP plasma levels after sham feeding in PD and correlate findings with gastrointestinal transit time (GITT)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919396/protective-effect-of-chlorogenic-acid-on-the-inflammatory-damage-of-pancreas-and-lung-in-mice-with-l-arginine-induced-pancreatitis
#18
Tatsuya Ohkawara, Hiroshi Takeda, Jun Nishihira
AIMS: Pancreatitis is characterized by inflammatory disease with severe tissue injury in pancreas, and the incidence of pancreatitis has been recently increasing. Although several treatments of acute pancreatitis have been developed, some patients have been resistant to current therapy. Chlorogenic acid (CGA) is one of the polyphenols, and is known to have an anti-inflammatory effect. In this study, we investigated the effects of CGA on experimental pancreatitis in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pancreatitis was induced by twice injection of l-arginine (5g/kg body weight)...
September 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919263/single-cell-gene-expression-analysis-of-a-human-esc-model-of-pancreatic-endocrine-development-reveals-different-paths-to-%C3%AE-cell-differentiation
#19
Maja Borup Kjær Petersen, Ajuna Azad, Camilla Ingvorsen, Katja Hess, Mattias Hansson, Anne Grapin-Botton, Christian Honoré
The production of insulin-producing β cells from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in vitro represents a promising strategy for a cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus. To explore the cellular heterogeneity and temporal progression of endocrine progenitors and their progeny, we performed single-cell qPCR on more than 500 cells across several stages of in vitro differentiation of hESCs and compared them with human islets. We reveal distinct subpopulations along the endocrine differentiation path and an early lineage bifurcation toward either polyhormonal cells or β-like cells...
September 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919062/progress-and-challenges-in-anti-obesity-pharmacotherapy
#20
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Daniel H Bessesen, Luc F Van Gaal
Obesity is a serious and growing worldwide health challenge. Healthy lifestyle choices are the foundation of obesity treatment. However, weight loss can lead to physiological adaptations that promote weight regain. As a result, lifestyle treatment alone typically produces only modest weight loss that is difficult to sustain. In other metabolic diseases, pharmacotherapy is an accepted adjunct to lifestyle. Several anti-obesity drugs have been approved in the USA, European Union, Australia, and Japan including sympathomimetics, pancreatic lipase inhibitors, GABAA receptor activators, a serotonin 2C receptor agonist, opioid antagonist, dopamine-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
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