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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551604/abdominoscrotal-hydrocele-in-an-infant-boy
#1
Eliana Costantino, George S Ganesan, J Chadwick Plaire
Abdominoscrotal hydrocele (ASH) is the rarest type of hydrocele. This condition is characterised by a large abdominal and scrotal component connected by an isthmus within the inguinal canal. The incidence among the paediatric population is reported to be less than 3%, although it might be underdiagnosed. Several theories have been proposed in the literature but the aetiology of ASH remains unknown. Diagnosis can be made clinically and confirmed by ultrasound. Spontaneous resolution is rare and long-standing ASH may lead to complications, thus early surgical intervention is recommended...
May 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551172/benign-large-cell-calcifying-sertoli-tumor-of-the-testis-in-a-13-year-old-male-treated-with-partial-orchiectomy
#2
Anthony J Tracey, Wolfgang H Cerwinka
Large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumors of the testis (LCCSCT) is an exceptionally rare lesion, found sparsely in any medical literature. There is a correlation between this entity and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome and Carney's complex (40% of tumors). The remaining 60% of tumors are sporadic.A 13 year old male underwent a left partial orchiectomy. Intra-op frozen section was used. Pathology revealed a benign large cell calcifying sertoli cell tumor with negative margins. To our knowledge there is not a case in the literature of a LCCSCT being treated with partial orchiectomy in a pubertal male with a normal contralateral testis...
May 24, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550411/isolation-characterization-and-expression-of-proto-oncogene-cmyc-in-large-yellow-croaker-larimichthys-crocea
#3
Yonghua Jiang, Kunhuang Han, Shihai Chen, Yilei Wang, Ziping Zhang
cMyc is a vital transcription factor that involves in the regulation of cell proliferation, growth, differentiation, and apoptosis. In the present study, cMyc in Larimichthys crocea (Lc-cMyc) was cloned and analyzed for investigating its function. The full-length cDNA of Lc-cMyc was 2089 bp encoding a 440-amino-acid protein (Lc-cMyc). Lc-cMyc had the characteristic helix-loop-helix-leucine-zipper (HLH-LZ) DNA-binding domain and highly conservative in evolution. The expression of Lc-cMyc was detected by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and in situ hybridization, respectively...
May 27, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550349/choice-of-repairing-inguinal-hernia-in-children-open-versus-laparoscopy
#4
Venkatachalam Raveenthiran, Prakash Agarwal
Inguinal hernia is a common disorder of childhood that requires surgical repair at diagnosis. Traditionally, it is operated upon by open inguinal incision. However, with the introduction of laparoscopic repair in 1990, opinion of scientific community is divided concerning the best method of pediatric herniotomy. Educated parents, who long to have the choicest of the best, often gather information from internet and prefer to discuss their concerns with primary care physicians. This descriptive review is intended to provide practicing pediatricians with updated evidence-based information which will enable them to counsel parents regarding the choice of hernia repair...
May 27, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549437/p-p-ddt-induces-testicular-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-adult-rats
#5
Neila Marouani, Dorsaf Hallegue, Mohsen Sakly, Moncef Benkhalifa, Khémais Ben Rhouma, Olfa Tebourbi
BACKGROUND: The 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane (p,p'-DDT) is a known persistent organic pollutant and male reproductive toxicant. The present study is designed to test the hypothesis that oxidative stress mediates p,p'-DDT-induced apoptosis in testis. METHODS: Male Wistar rats received an intraperitoneal (ip) injection of the pesticide at doses of 50 and 100mg/kg for 10 consecutive days. The oxidative stress was evaluated by biomarkers such lipid peroxidation (LPO) and metallothioneins (MTs) levels...
May 26, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544145/nut-carcinoma-presenting-in-the-palate-a-case-report
#6
Libana Raffoul Bjornstrup, Jesper Reibel, Katalin Kiss, Morten Schioedt
NUT carcinomas (NC) are rare and aggressive tumours characterized by chromosomal rearrangements of the gene encoding for nuclear protein of the testis (NUT) located on chromosome 15q14. This article presents a case of a 60-year-old woman diagnosed with NC presenting as a fast growing primary tumour in the right palate. Further evaluation revealed a tumour mass in the lungs and widespread metastases. A review of the literature did not reveal earlier cases presenting in the palate. In order to improve early diagnosis it is suggested to perform immunohistochemical testing for NUT in all poorly differentiated carcinomas without glandular differentiation arising in the chest, and head and neck (Clin Cancer Res, 18, 2012, 5773)...
May 25, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543997/the-mutational-frequency-of-braf-and-kras-in-low-grade-serous-testicular-neoplasms-a-case-series
#7
Paidamwoyo Gwiti, Ildikó Vereczkey, David Cundell, Shazia Aslam, Tim Clench, Jeremy Braybrooke, Muhammed Sohail, Zsombor Melegh
AIMS: Low grade serous neoplasms of the testis are rare neoplasms that demonstrate striking morphological similarities with the better-understood ovarian neoplasms. The cell of origin, relation to serous ovarian tumour and the pathogenesis of these neoplasms are not fully established. METHODS AND RESULTS: As low grade serous ovarian neoplasms are known to harbour mutations in the MAP-kinase pathway, we investigated the involvement of BRAF and KRAS mutations in low grade testicular serous tumour by way of mutational analysis of 7 cases...
May 19, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542928/crosstalk-between-e2f1-and-p53-transcription-factors-in-doxorubicin-induced-dna-damage-evidence-for-preventive-protective-effects-of-silymarin
#8
Seyedeh-Khadijeh Shafiei-Roudbari, Hassan Malekinejad, Hamed Janbaz-Aciabar, Mazdak Razi
OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of silymarin in various forms of applications on the molecular mechanism(s) of doxorubicin-induced testicular toxicity in male rats. METHODS: Following DOX administration with or without SMN in male rats, sperm quality assays were conducted. Moreover, total antioxidant capacity and nitric oxide content of testis were determined. Expression profile of p53 and E2F1 was analysed by PCR technique. Ultimately, the rate of DNA fragmentation in the testes was quantitatively measured...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542403/ghrelin-modulates-testicular-damage-in-a-cryptorchid-mouse-model
#9
Enrica Bianchi, Kim Boekelheide, Mark Sigman, Susan J Hall, Kathleen Hwang
Cryptorchidism or undescended testis (UDT) is a common congenital abnormality associated with increased risk for developing male infertility and testicular cancer. This study elucidated the effects of endogenous ghrelin or growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) deletion on mouse reproductive performance and evaluated the ability of ghrelin to prevent testicular damage in a surgical cryptorchid mouse model. Reciprocal matings with heterozygous/homozygous ghrelin and GHSR knockout mice were performed. Litter size and germ cell apoptosis were recorded and testicular histological evaluations were performed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542131/aroclor1254-disrupts-the-blood-testis-barrier-by-promoting-endocytosis-and-degradation-of-junction-proteins-via-p38-mapk-pathway
#10
Xiaoyu Jia, Ying Xu, Weixing Wu, Yunxia Fan, Guoli Wang, Tianbiao Zhang, Wenhui Su
The blood-testis barrier (BTB) constituted by coexisting junction apparatus between Sertoli cells (SCs) plays an important role in spermatogenesis, which is a known target of various environmental toxicants. The commercial polychlorinated biphenyls mixture, Aroclor1254, has been shown to impair male reproduction by decreasing sperm count and affecting SC metabolism. This study was designed to investigate the effects of Aroclor1254 on the BTB integrity and elucidate the underlying mechanisms. We found that Aroclor1254 treatment in rats (1 or 3 mg/kg per day for 21 consecutive days) and in primary cultured SCs (5 or 10 μg/ml for 48 h) could induce BTB disruption via p38 MAPK pathway, concurrently with increments in junction proteins (JAM-A, N-cadherin, and β-catenin) endocytosis, and occludin ubiquitination...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541571/childhood-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-incidence-in-japan-in-2009-2011
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Kota Katanoda, Akiko Shibata, Tomohiro Matsuda, Megumi Hori, Kayo Nakata, Yoshitaka Narita, Chitose Ogawa, Wataru Munakata, Akira Kawai, Hiroshi Nishimoto
Little is known about cancer incidence among children and youths in Japan. We aimed to describe cancer incidence in Japan focusing on childhood, adolescence and young adulthood (AYA). Cancer incidence data were obtained from the Monitoring of Cancer Incidence in Japan project. For the 2009-2011 incidence, the data were collected from 40 prefectures, of which data from 27 prefectures meeting quality standards were analyzed (population coverage: 38.6%). Cancers diagnosed in 0-39 years of age were classified according to the International Classification of Childhood Cancer (version 3)...
May 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539868/burned-out-metastatic-testicular-tumor-choriocarcinoma
#12
Mohammed S El-Sharkawy, Abdulaziz S Al-Jibali
Burned-out testicular tumor is a very rare clinical entity. There is no clinical finding in the testicle because it regresses spontaneously without any treatment and generally presents with metastases. Clinical examination of the testis and scrotal sonography are pivotal in the initial diagnosis of such neoplasms. We present a case of a 22-year-old male with hemoptysis, weight loss, and abdominal pain for the past 2 weeks and no palpable lesion on testicular examination. No relevant past medical history.
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539487/characterization-of-the-mammalian-rna-exonuclease-5-nef-sp-as-a-testis-specific-nuclear-3-%C3%A2-5-exoribonuclease
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Sara Silva, David Homolka, Ramesh S Pillai
Ribonucleases catalyse maturation of functional RNAs or mediate degradation of cellular transcripts, activities that are critical for gene expression control. Here we identify a previously uncharacterized mammalian nuclease family member NEF-sp [RNA exonuclease 5 (REXO5) or LOC81691] as a testis-specific factor. Recombinant human NEF-sp demonstrates a divalent metal ion-dependent 3'→5' exoribonuclease activity. This activity is specific to single-stranded RNA substrates and is independent of their length...
May 24, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539434/estrogens-in-male-physiology
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Paul S Cooke, Manjunatha K Nanjappa, CheMyong Ko, Gail S Prins, Rex A Hess
Estrogens have historically been associated with female reproduction, but work over the last two decades established that estrogens and their main nuclear receptors (ESR1 and ESR2) and G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) also regulate male reproductive and nonreproductive organs. 17β-Estradiol (E2) is measureable in blood of men and males of other species, but in rete testis fluids, E2 reaches concentrations normally found only in females and in some species nanomolar concentrations of estrone sulfate are found in semen...
July 1, 2017: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538872/melanoma-tumor-microenvironment-and-new-treatments
#15
Mara Huffenbaecher Giavina-Bianchi, Pedro Francisco Giavina-Bianchi, Cyro Festa
In the recent past years, many discoveries in the tumor microenvironment have led to changes in the management of melanoma and it is rising up hopes, specially, to those in advanced stages. FDA approved seven new drugs from 2011 to 2014. They are: Vemurafenib, Dabrafenib and Trametinib, kinases inhibitors used for patients that have BRAFV600E mutation; Ipilimumab (anti-CTLA4), Pembrolizumab (anti-PD-1) and Nivolumab (anti-PD-1), monoclonal antibodies that stimulate the immune system; and Peginterferon alfa-2b, an anti-proliferative cytokine used as adjuvant therapy...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538188/identification-and-characterization-of-a-class-of-malat1-like-genomic-loci
#16
Bin Zhang, Yuntao S Mao, Sarah D Diermeier, Irina V Novikova, Eric P Nawrocki, Tom A Jones, Zsolt Lazar, Chang-Shung Tung, Weijun Luo, Sean R Eddy, Karissa Y Sanbonmatsu, David L Spector
The MALAT1 (Metastasis-Associated Lung Adenocarcinoma Transcript 1) gene encodes a noncoding RNA that is processed into a long nuclear retained transcript (MALAT1) and a small cytoplasmic tRNA-like transcript (mascRNA). Using an RNA sequence- and structure-based covariance model, we identified more than 130 genomic loci in vertebrate genomes containing the MALAT1 3' end triple-helix structure and its immediate downstream tRNA-like structure, including 44 in the green lizard Anolis carolinensis. Structural and computational analyses revealed a co-occurrence of components of the 3' end module...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537489/hydrogen-sulfide-as-a-potential-target-in-preventing-spermatogenic-failure-and-testicular-dysfunction
#17
Jing Wang, Wan Wang, Shuangyue Li, Yi Han, Ping Zhang, Guoliang Meng, Yujiao Xiao, Liping Xie, Xin Wang, Jiahao Sha, Qi Chen, Philip K Moore, Rui Wang, Wenpei Xiang, Yong Ji
AIMS: Testis and sperm are particularly susceptible to inflammation and oxidative stress. Although Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been considered as an important biological signaling molecule in inflammatory and oxidative stress processes, its role in male reproductive system was poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of H2S in the regulation of male reproductive system. RESULTS: We found that both sub-fertile and infertile patients, especially asthenospermic patients, exhibited a decreased concentration of H2S in their seminal plasma and diminished expression of H2S-generating enzyme (cystathionine β-synthase, CBS) in sperm...
May 24, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537048/xanthogranulomatous-orchitis-after-blunt-testicular-trauma-mimicking-a-testicular-tumor-a-case-report-and-comparison-with-published-cases
#18
Shimpei Yamashita, Hidetoshi Umemoto, Yasuo Kohjimoto, Isao Hara
Xanthogranulomatous orchitis has been reported to be an extremely rare inflammatory change caused by infection and is difficult to distinguish from testicular tumor. We report a 28-year-old man who presented with a lump in his left testis after a blunt testicular trauma. Based on a series of imaging tests, we suspected benign tumor such as epidermoid cyst and performed tumor enucleation (testis-sparing surgery) on the patient. Histopathological findings showed xanthogranulomatous orchitis. It is assumed that xanthogranulomatous orchitis in this case was caused by blunt testicular trauma and this is the first successful case of xanthoglomatous orchitis in salvaging the testis...
May 23, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536927/involvement-of-the-dna-mismatch-repair-system-in-cisplatin-sensitivity-of-testicular-germ-cell-tumours
#19
Christiane Rudolph, Cecilie Melau, John E Nielsen, Kristina Vile Jensen, Dekang Liu, Javier Pena-Diaz, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Lene Juel Rasmussen, Anne Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) are highly sensitive to cisplatin-based chemotherapy, but patients with tumours containing differentiated teratoma components are less responsive to this treatment. The cisplatin sensitivity in TGCT has previously been linked to the embryonic phenotype in the majority of tumours, although the underlying mechanism largely remains to be elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system in the cisplatin sensitivity of TGCT...
May 23, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535666/ddx53-regulates-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties-by-binding-to-sox-2
#20
Youngmi Kim, Minjeong Yeon, Dooil Jeoung
This study investigated the role of cancer/testis antigen DDX53 in regulating cancer stem cell-like properties. DDX53 shows co-expression with CD133, a marker for cancer stem cells. DDX53 directly regulates the SOX-2 expression in anticancer drug-resistant Malme3MR cells. DDX53 and miR-200bwere found to be involved in the regulation of tumor spheroid forming potential of Malme3M and Malme3MR cells. Furthermore, the self-renewal activity and the tumorigenic potential of Malme3M(R)-CD133 (+) cells were also regulated by DDX53...
May 2, 2017: Molecules and Cells
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