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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075439/effects-of-s100a6-gene-silencing-on-the-biological-features-of-eutopic-endometrial-stromal-cells-and-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-expression
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Xiaoling Zhang, Zequn Liu, Meihong Chen, Qing Cao, Donghua Huang
Protein expression levels of S100 calcium binding protein A6 (S100A6) are increased in various malignancies and are associated with tumor behavior; however, the association between S100A6 and endometriosis remains to be elucidated. In order to investigate the influence of S100A6 protein, recombinant lentivirus siS100A6 was used to transfect the eutopic endometrial stromal cells. CCK‑8 assay was performed to identify the proliferation ability of cell and the cell migration was detected by Transwell assay. Flow cytometry was performed to detect cell apoptosis, and western blotting and reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction were performed to identify the expression of β‑catenin...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075051/bilateral-multifocal-upper-extremity-atypical-granular-cell-tumors-presenting-as-long-standing-right-wrist-and-left-hand-masses-in-a-15-year-old-african-american-female
#2
Michael DeWall, Corey O Montgomery, Jerad M Gardner
Granular cell tumor (GrCT) is a benign nerve sheath tumor. Atypical and malignant variants of GrCT are rare but have been well described. We report a case of multifocal symmetric atypical GrCT in the bilateral hand/wrists of a 15 year old African American female. The initial clinical impression for both masses were favored to be ganglion cysts. Ultrasound findings of both masses revealed hypoechoic soft tissue lesions with some internal echogenicity favoring complex cysts. On excision, both masses were histologically circumscribed, lobulated, and attached to tendon...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074714/oncocytic-carcinoma-of-the-salivary-gland-in-a-dog
#3
Rei Nakahira, Masaki Michishita, Misaki Kato, Yuki Okuno, Hitoshi Hatakeyama, Hisashi Yoshimura, Daigo Azakami, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Makoto Bonkobara, Kimimasa Takahashi
A 3-y-old male miniature Dachshund was presented with an ~0.8 cm diameter mass in the right mandibular region. Fourteen months later, the mass was 5 × 4 × 3 cm. Grossly, the mass was encapsulated and was homogeneously gray-white on cut surface. Microscopically, the mass was composed of large, round to polygonal tumor cells that were arranged in solid nests and cords separated by a fibrovascular stroma. Tumor cells had large, round, hypochromatic nuclei containing large prominent nucleoli and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm containing dark blue granules visible with phosphotungstic acid-hematoxylin stain...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074300/solving-the-crystal-structure-of-human-calcium-free-s100z-the-siege-and-conquer-of-one-of-the-last-s100-family-strongholds
#4
V Calderone, M Fragai, G Gallo, C Luchinat
The X-ray structure of human apo-S100Z has been solved and compared with that of the zebrafish calcium-bound S100Z, which is the closest in sequence. Human apo-S100A12, which shows only 43% sequence identity to human S100Z, has been used as template model to solve the crystallographic phase problem. Although a significant buried surface area between the two physiological dimers is present in the asymmetric unit of human apo-S100Z, the protein does not form the superhelical arrangement in the crystal as observed for the zebrafish calcium-bound S100Z and human calcium-bound S100A4...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074060/s100a8-a9-and-s100a9-reduce-acute-lung-injury
#5
Yuka Hiroshima, Kenneth Hsu, Nicodemus Tedla, Sze Wing Wong, Sharron Chow, Naomi Kawaguchi, Carolyn L Geczy
S100A8 and S100A9 are myeloid cell-derived proteins that are elevated in several types of inflammatory lung disorders. Pro- and anti-inflammatory properties are reported and these proteins are proposed to activate TLR4. S100A8 and S100A9 can function separately, likely through distinct receptors but a systematic comparison of their effects in vivo are limited. Here we assess inflammation in murine lung following S100A9 and S100A8/A9 inhalation. Unlike S100A8, S100A9 promoted mild neutrophil and lymphocyte influx, possibly mediated in part, by increased mast cell degranulation and selective upregulation of some chemokine genes, particularly CXCL-10...
January 11, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072884/structural-and-ultrastructural-alterations-in-human-olfactory-pathways-and-possible-associations-with-herpesvirus-6-infection
#6
Sandra Skuja, Anete Zieda, Kristine Ravina, Svetlana Chapenko, Silvija Roga, Ojars Teteris, Valerija Groma, Modra Murovska
Structural and ultrastructural alterations in human olfactory pathways and putative associations with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) infection were studied. The olfactory bulb/tract samples from 20 subjects with an unspecified encephalopathy determined by pathomorphological examination of the brain autopsy, 17 healthy age-matched and 16 younger controls were used. HHV-6 DNA was detected in 60, 29, and 19% of cases in these groups, respectively. In the whole encephalopathy group, significantly more HHV-6 positive neurons and oligodendrocytes were found in the gray matter, whereas, significantly more HHV-6 positive astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia/macrophages and endothelial cells were found in the white matter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062917/the-enteric-nervous-system-and-the-musculature-of-the-colon-are-altered-in-patients-with-spina-bifida-and-spinal-cord-injury
#7
Marjanne den Braber-Ymker, Martin Lammens, Michel J A M van Putten, Iris D Nagtegaal
Neurogenic bowel dysfunction occurs in a large percentage of adult patients with spina bifida (SB) and spinal cord injury (SCI), significantly affecting their quality of life. Although bowel motility is autonomously regulated by the enteric nervous system (ENS), disruption of the modulation of the ENS by extrinsic innervation as present in many patients with SB and SCI might lead to motility disorders. In order to gain insight in the pathophysiology, we studied histological changes of the neuromuscular structures in the colon of SB and SCI patients...
January 6, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060678/canine-central-nervous-system-neoplasm-phenotyping-using-tissue-microarray-technique
#8
I Spitzbarth, F Heinrich, V Herder, T Recker, P Wohlsein, W Baumgärtner
Tissue microarrays (TMAs) represent a useful technique for the simultaneous phenotyping of large sample numbers and are particularly suitable for histopathologic tumor research. In this study, TMAs were used to evaluate semiquantitatively the expression of multiple antigens in various canine central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms and to identify markers with potential discriminative diagnostic relevance. Ninety-seven canine CNS neoplasms, previously diagnosed on hematoxylin and eosin sections according to the World Health Organization classification, were investigated on TMAs, with each tumor consisting of 2 cylindrical samples from the center and the periphery of the neoplasm...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058099/adenomatoid-tumor-of-the-adrenal-gland-in-young-woman-from-clinical-and-radiological-to-pathological-study
#9
Brankica Krstevska, Sasha Jovanovska Mishevska, Rubens Jovanovic
Adenomatoid tumors are neoplasms of mesothelial origin, usually occurring in the male and female genital tracts. Extragenital localization sites such as adrenal glands are rare but have been reported. When found in the adrenals, they represent great clinical, radiological and pathological diagnostic challenge, with wide range of differential diagnoses to be considered. We present a case of a 30 years old female, with incidental ultrasound finding of unilateral tumor in the right adrenal gland. Multi slices CT scan was of value in localizing this tumor, but not in the precise diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051137/distinct-prognostic-values-of-s100-mrna-expression-in-breast-cancer
#10
Shizhen Zhang, Zhen Wang, Weiwei Liu, Rui Lei, Jinlan Shan, Ling Li, Xiaochen Wang
S100 family genes encode low molecular weight, acidic-Ca(2+) binding proteins implicating in a wide spectrum of biological processes. S100 family contains at least 20 members, most of which are frequently dysregulated in human malignancies including breast cancer. However, the prognostic roles of each individual S100, especially the mRNA level, in breast cancer patients remain elusive. In the current study, we used "The Kaplan-Meier plotter" (KM plotter) database to investigate the prognostic values of S100 mRNA expression in breast cancer...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049142/danger-associated-molecular-patterns-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Carmen Venegas, Michael T Heneka
Pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and endogenous "danger" signals, known as danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), released from cells alert the innate immune system and activate several signal transduction pathways through interactions with the highly conserved pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Both PAMPs and DAMPs directly induce proinflammatory cascades and trigger the formation of the inflammasome, mediating the release of cytokines. Here, we highlight the role of DAMPs, including amyloid β (Aβ), high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), the S100 family proteins, chromogranin A, and nucleic acids, in the innate-immune activation during the course of Alzheimer disease (AD), the most frequent neurodegenerative disorder...
January 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045832/low-fat-plexiform-spindle-cell-lipoma-with-prominent-myxoid-stroma-an-unusual-oral-presentation-and-immunohistochemical-analysis
#12
Jessica Luana Dos Santos, Eduardo Akira Ocamoto, Luciana Yamamoto Almeida, Lucas Ribeiro Teixeira, Alfredo Ribeiro-Silva, Jorge Esquiche León
Spindle cell lipoma (SCL) and pleomorphic lipoma constitute a spectrum of lipomatous lesions with distinctive clinicopathological features. Multiple variants of SCL have been reported including fibrous, plexiform, vascular, pseudoangiomatous, low-fat/fat-free, and myxoid changes. This paper describes an unusual patient with a 1-cm submucosal nodular lesion excised from the buccal mucosa of a 55-year-old woman with classic histopathological and immunohistochemical features of "low-fat" plexiform SCL with prominent myxoid stroma, which initially suggested a soft-tissue myxomatous lesion other than SCL...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045063/profile-of-upregulated-inflammatory-proteins-in-sera-of-myasthenia-gravis-patients
#13
Carl Johan Molin, Elisabet Westerberg, Anna Rostedt Punga
This study describes specific patterns of elevated inflammatory proteins in clinical subtypes of myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. MG is a chronic, autoimmune neuromuscular disease with antibodies most commonly targeting the acetylcholine receptors (AChRab), which causes fluctuating skeletal muscle fatigue. MG pathophysiology includes a strong component of inflammation, and a large proportion of patients with early onset MG additionally present thymus hyperplasia. Due to the fluctuating nature and heterogeneity of the disease, there is a great need for objective biomarkers as well as novel potential inflammatory targets...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039362/defining-the-temporal-course-of-murine-neurofibromatosis-1-optic-gliomagenesis-reveals-a-therapeutic-window-to-attenuate-retinal-dysfunction
#14
Joseph A Toonen, Yu Ma, David H Gutmann
BACKGROUND: Optic gliomas arising in the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) cancer predisposition syndrome cause reduced visual acuity in 30%-50% of affected children. Since human specimens are rare, genetically engineered mouse (GEM) models have been successfully employed for preclinical therapeutic discovery and validation. However, the sequence of cellular and molecular events that culminate in retinal dysfunction and vision loss has not been fully defined relevant to potential neuroprotective treatment strategies...
December 29, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038471/prognostic-impact-of-immune-microenvironment-in-laryngeal-and-pharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-immune-cell-subtypes-immuno-suppressive-pathways-and-clinicopathologic-characteristics
#15
Georgia Karpathiou, Francois Casteillo, Jean-Baptiste Giroult, Fabien Forest, Pierre Fournel, Alessandra Monaya, Marios Froudarakis, Jean Marc Dumollard, Jean Michel Prades, Michel Peoc'h
BACKGROUND: Immune system affects prognosis of various malignancies. Anti-immune pathways like PD-L1 and CTLA4 are used by the tumor to overcome immune system and they serve as immunotherapy targets. The immune microenvironment of head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCCHN) has not been sufficiently studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 152 SCCHN were immunohistochemically studied for the expression of CD3, CD8, CD57, CD4, granzyme b, CD20, CD163, S100, PD-L1, CTLA4 and CXCR4...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035707/local-recurrence-of-cutaneous-mixed-tumor-chondroid-syringoma-as-malignant-mixed-tumor-of-the-thumb-20-years-after-initial-diagnosis
#16
Catherine M Nguyen, David S Cassarino
Benign cutaneous mixed tumor (chondroid syringoma) is the cutaneous counterpart of the benign mixed tumor (pleomorphic adenoma) of salivary glands, consisting of both epithelial and mesenchymal elements. The incidence of cutaneous mixed tumor is rare, composing < 0.01% of all primary skin tumors. Herein, we report a case of malignant mixed tumor which recurred in the right thumb 20 years after the reported initial diagnosis of a benign mixed tumor at this site. Histologically, the lesion consisted of highly atypical and infiltrative cells in cords and ductal structures, with an adjacent focus of residual benign mixed tumor present...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035704/extra-acral-cutaneous-sclerosing-perineurioma-with-cd34-fingerprint-pattern
#17
Ricardo S Macarenco, Jade Cury-Martins
Sclerosing perineuroma is a variant of extraneural perineurioma that, as a rule, occurs in acral sites. However, it has also been occasionally reported in non-acral regions. Recently, CD34 expression in a pattern reminiscent of the human fingerprint has been observed in a subset of perineuriomas, but this immunohistochemical finding has not been documented in non-acral sclerosing perineuriomas. We report a case of sclerosing perineurioma presenting CD34 expression in a fingerprint-like pattern on the skin of the neck (a previously unreported site for this neoplasm) of a 56-year-old man...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029275/oligodendroglial-cell-proliferation-arising-in-an-ovarian-mature-cystic-teratoma-clinicopathological-inmunohistochemical-and-ultrastructural-study-of-a-case-that-may-represent-an-oligodendroglioma
#18
Mónica Lizzette Serrano-Arévalo, Leonardo Saúl Lino-Silva, Hugo Ricardo Domínguez Malagón
Ovarian mature cystic teratoma (OMCT) is an ovarian benign neoplasm with excellent prognosis presenting components of the three germinal layers. However, transformation into a malignant neoplasm is a rare event (so-called somatic transformation). In most of the cases, the malignant component expresses as epidermoid carcinoma, but occasionally central nervous system tumors occur. Some of the previously reported tumors are astrocytoma, glioblastoma, and ependymoma. Somatic transformation of OMCT into an oligodendroglioma is exceptional...
December 28, 2016: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025799/upregulated-expression-of-trim32-is-involved-in-schwann-cell-differentiation-migration-and-neurite-outgrowth-after-sciatic-nerve-crush
#19
Yonghua Liu, Weijie Wu, Huiguang Yang, Zhengming Zhou, Xiaojian Zhu, Chi Sun, Yuxi Liu, Zhaohui Yu, Yuyan Chen, Youhua Wang
Tripartite motif containing 32 (TRIM32), a member of the tripartite motif (TRIM) family, plays an indispensable role in myoblast proliferation. It also regulates neuron and skeletal muscle stem cell differentiation. Although it is of great importance, we know little about the roles of TRIM32 during peripheral nervous system injury. Here, we examined the dynamic changes of TRIM32 in acute sciatic nerve crush (SNC) model. After crush, TRIM32 rapidly increased and reached the climax at 1 week but then gradually declined to the normal level at 4 weeks post-injury...
December 26, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017722/biophysical-characterization-of-ca-2-binding-of-s100a5-and-ca-2-induced-interaction-with-rage
#20
Iktae Kim, Ko On Lee, Young-Joo Yun, Jea Yeon Jeong, Eun-Hee Kim, Haekap Cheong, Kyoung-Seok Ryu, Nak-Kyoon Kim, Jeong-Yong Suh
S100A5 is a calcium-binding protein of S100 family, which represents a major ligand to the receptor for advanced glycation end product (RAGE), a pattern recognition receptor engaged in diverse pathological processes. Here we have characterized calcium binding of S100A5 and the complex formation between S100A5 and RAGE using calorimetry and NMR spectroscopy. S100A5 binds to calcium ions in a sequential manner with the equilibrium dissociation constants (KD) of 1.3 μM and 3.5 μM, which corresponds to the calcium-binding at the C-terminal and N-terminal EF-hands...
December 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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