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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649997/characterizing-sleep-spindles-in-11-630-individuals-from-the-national-sleep-research-resource
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S M Purcell, D S Manoach, C Demanuele, B E Cade, S Mariani, R Cox, G Panagiotaropoulou, R Saxena, J Q Pan, J W Smoller, S Redline, R Stickgold
Sleep spindles are characteristic electroencephalogram (EEG) signatures of stage 2 non-rapid eye movement sleep. Implicated in sleep regulation and cognitive functioning, spindles may represent heritable biomarkers of neuropsychiatric disease. Here we characterize spindles in 11,630 individuals aged 4 to 97 years, as a prelude to future genetic studies. Spindle properties are highly reliable but exhibit distinct developmental trajectories. Across the night, we observe complex patterns of age- and frequency-dependent dynamics, including signatures of circadian modulation...
June 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649649/patterns-of-cell-cycle-checkpoint-deregulation-associated-with-intrinsic-molecular-subtypes-of-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Jacquelyn J Bower, Leah D Vance, Matthew Psioda, Stephanie L Smith-Roe, Dennis A Simpson, Joseph G Ibrahim, Katherine A Hoadley, Charles M Perou, William K Kaufmann
Genomic instability is a hallmark of breast cancer, contributes to tumor heterogeneity, and influences chemotherapy resistance. Although Gap 2 and mitotic checkpoints are thought to prevent genomic instability, the role of these checkpoints in breast cancer is poorly understood. Here, we assess the Gap 2 and mitotic checkpoint functions of 24 breast cancer and immortalized mammary epithelial cell lines representing four of the six intrinsic molecular subtypes of breast cancer. We found that patterns of cell cycle checkpoint deregulation were associated with the intrinsic molecular subtype of breast cancer cell lines...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648941/low-grade-fibromyxoid-sarcoma-clinical-morphologic-and-genetic-features
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REVIEW
Mustafa Mohamed, Cyril Fisher, Khin Thway
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a bland spindle cell neoplasm that typically arises in the deep soft tissues of the proximal extremities or trunk of young adults. The majority of LGFMS are characterized by a recurrent (7;16)(q34;p11) translocation, resulting in the FUS-CREB3L2 fusion gene, which generates a chimeric protein with transcriptional regulatory activity. Small numbers harbor a FUS-CREB3L1 fusion resulting from t(11;16)(p11;p11), whilst rare cases harbor the EWSR1-CREB3L1 fusion. LGFMS is of low to moderate cellularity and consists of bland spindle cells with small, angulated nuclei and scant, wispy cytoplasm, arranged in a whorled growth pattern and typically showing abrupt transition from myxoid to fibrous areas...
June 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648935/ewsr1-rearrangement-is-present-in-a-subset-of-myoepithelial-tumors-of-salivary-glands-with-variable-morphology-and-does-not-correlate-with-clinical-behavior
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Hao Ni, Pei-Yu Zhao, Xiao-Tong Wang, Qiu-Yuan Xia, Xuan Wang, Nan Wu, Shan-Shan Shi, Rui Li, Wan-Rui Yang, Heng-Hui Ma, Xiao-Jun Zhou, Qiu Rao
To investigate that whether myoepithelial tumors of salivary glands (MTs) with EWSR1 rearrangement display distinctive morphological characteristics and whether EWSR1 detection aids to distinguish malignant myoepithelial tumors (MMTs) from benign myoepithelial tumors (BMTs) of salivary glands. We examined 37 cases of MTs, including 24 BMTs, 13 MMTs, by histological, immunohistochemical, and molecular analysis. All of 37 cases were immunoreactive for CKpan, and at least one myoepithelial marker. 26 of 37 cases of MTs were available to be analyzed for EWSR1 rearrangement, with the result that EWSR1 gene break was detected in 4 cases of 15 BMTs, and 4 cases of 11 MMTs...
June 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647785/fertility-preservation-for-trans-men-frozen-thawed-in-vitro-matured-oocytes-collected-at-the-time-of-ovarian-tissue-processing-exhibit-normal-meiotic%C3%A2-spindles
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S Lierman, K Tilleman, K Braeckmans, K Peynshaert, S Weyers, G T'Sjoen, P De Sutter
PURPOSES: At the moment of sex reassignment surgery (SRS), the ovarian tissue is sometimes cryopreserved as fertility preservation option for female-to-male trans men, also called trans men. During this preparation, cumulus-oocyte-complexes (COCs) can be found and in vitro matured. It is not known if these oocytes are developmentally competent. In order to use these oocytes for fertility preservation and subsequent fertilization, a normal spindle structure before and after vitrification is necessary...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647492/eszopiclone-for-persistent-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-an-unintended-n-of-1-study
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Urvakhsh Meherwan Mehta, Vinutha Ravishankar, Jagadisha Thirthalli
Persistent negative and cognitive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia pose a significant challenge to clinicians. Being a heterogeneous cluster of symptoms with potentially distinct underlying pathogenesis, it is important to examine novel therapies based on emerging neurobiological evidence. Eszopiclone is known to enhance the deficient sleep spindles that are related to impairments in learning and memory in schizophrenia. In this report we highlight the potential utility of eszopiclone in treating persistent negative symptoms in a patient with chronic schizophrenia...
June 21, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647116/peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-of-the-breast
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REVIEW
Vivek Charu, Ashley Cimino-Mathews
Benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors can involve the breast, presenting as masses in the dermis, deep breast parenchyma or axillary soft tissue. Although the histologic features are frequently characteristic, diagnosis can be challenging on core needle biopsy, and the differential diagnosis includes a variety of other benign and malignant spindle cell lesions of the breast. Here, we review the key clinical and pathological features of breast schwannoma, neurofibroma, granular cell tumor, and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor...
May 27, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646493/src-family-kinase-phosphorylation-of-the-motor-domain-of-the-human-kinesin-5-eg5
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Kathleen G Bickel, Barbara J Mann, Joshua S Waitzman, Taylor A Poor, Sarah E Rice, Patricia Wadsworth
Spindle formation in mammalian cells requires precise spatial and temporal regulation of the kinesin-5, Eg5, which generates outward force to establish spindle bipolarity. Our results demonstrate that Eg5 is phosphorylated in cultured cells by Src family kinases (SFKs) at three sites in the motor head: Y125, Y211, and Y231. Mutation of these sites diminishes motor activity in vitro, and replacement of endogenous Eg5 with phosphomimetic Y211 in LLC-Pk1 cells results in monopolar spindles, consistent with loss of Eg5 activity...
June 23, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646303/three-dimensional-fine-structure-of-the-organization-of-microtubules-in-neurite-varicosities-by-ultra-high-voltage-electron-microscope-tomography
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Tomoki Nishida, Ryoichi Yoshimura, Yasuhisa Endo
Neurite varicosities are highly specialized compartments that are involved in neurotransmitter/ neuromodulator release and provide a physiological platform for neural functions. However, it remains unclear how microtubule organization contributes to the form of varicosity. Here, we examine the three-dimensional structure of microtubules in varicosities of a differentiated PC12 neural cell line using ultra-high voltage electron microscope tomography. Three-dimensional imaging showed that a part of the varicosities contained an accumulation of organelles that were separated from parallel microtubule arrays...
June 23, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645283/oocyte-polarized-light-microscopy-assay-of-specific-follicular-fluid-metabolites-and-gene-expression-in-cumulus-cells-as-different-approaches-to-predict-fertilization-efficiency-after-icsi
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Alberto Revelli, Stefano Canosa, Loredana Bergandi, Oleksii A Skorokhod, Valentina Biasoni, Andrea Carosso, Angela Bertagna, Milena Maule, Elisabetta Aldieri, Maria Diletta D'Eufemia, Francesca Evangelista, Nicola Colacurci, Chiara Benedetto
BACKGROUND: The complex relationship between oocyte morphology, specific follicular fluid metabolites, gene expression in cumulus granulosa cells, and oocyte competence toward fertilization and embryo development still needs further clarification. METHODS: Forty-six oocytes retrieved from the largest pre-ovulatory follicle of patients undergoing intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were considered assessing: (a) oocyte morphological characteristics at polarized light microscopy (PLM), (b) specific follicular fluid (FF) metabolites previously suggested to influence oocyte competence (AMH, markers of redox status and of cytotoxicity), (c) transcription of AMH and AMH type II receptor genes in cumulus cells...
June 23, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645217/microtubule-organizing-centers
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Jingchao Wu, Anna Akhmanova
The organization of microtubule networks is crucial for controlling chromosome segregation during cell division, positioning, and transport of different organelles and for cell polarity and morphogenesis. The geometry of microtubule arrays strongly depends on the localization and activity of the sites where microtubules are nucleated and where their minus ends are anchored. Such sites are often clustered into structures known as microtubule-organizing centers, which include the centrosomes in animals and spindle pole bodies in fungi...
June 23, 2017: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643946/activated-proline-rich-tyrosine-kinase-2-regulates-meiotic-spindle-assembly-in-the-mouse-oocyte
#12
Xiao-Qian Meng, Bing Cui, Dong Cheng, Hui Lyu, Li-Gang Jiang, Ke-Gang Zheng, Shu-Zhen Liu, Jie Pan, Cong Zhang, Jing Bai, Jun Zhou
Proline-rich tyrosine kinase 2 (PYK2), a member of the protein tyrosine kinase family, plays an important role in various cellular processes. PYK2 can be phosphorylated on tyrosine 402 by diverse stimuli at the cell surface, and recent studies have shown that this activated form of PYK2 is enriched in oocytes and required for fertilization. However, the subcellular localization and functions of activated PYK2 in oocytes remain elusive. In this study, we demonstrate that the localization of p-PYK2 undergoes dynamic changes during in vitro maturation of mouse oocytes...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640859/toxic-effects-of-atrazine-on-porcine-oocytes-and-possible-mechanisms-of-action
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Bao Yuan, Shuang Liang, Yong-Xun Jin, Ming-Jun Zhang, Jia-Bao Zhang, Nam-Hyung Kim
Because atrazine is a widely used herbicide, its adverse effects on the reproductive system have been extensively researched. In this study, we investigated the effects of atrazine exposure on porcine oocyte maturation and the possible mechanisms. Our results showed that the rates of oocyte maturation significantly decreased after treatment with 200 μM atrazine in vitro. Atrazine treatment resulted in abnormal spindle morphology but did not affect actin distribution. Atrazine exposure not only triggered a DNA damage response but also decreased MPF levels in porcine oocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640074/bioinformatics-analysis-of-key-genes-and-pathways-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-transformed-from-cirrhosis
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Bosheng He, Jianbing Yin, Shenchu Gong, Jinhua Gu, Jing Xiao, Weixiang Shi, Wenbin Ding, Ying He
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify some pivotal genes and pathways for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) transformation from cirrhosis and explore potential targets for treatment of the disease. METHODS: The GSE17548 microarray data were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database, and 37 samples (20 cirrhosis and 17 HCC samples) were used for analysis. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in HCC tissues were compared with those in cirrhosis tissues and analyzed using the limma package...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639855/cutaneous-and-superficial-soft-tissue-cd34-spindle-cell-proliferation
#15
Hongyu Yang, Limin Yu
CONTEXT: - Cutaneous and superficial soft tissue spindle cell proliferations with CD34 expression represent a unique heterogeneous group of lesions. They can pose diagnostic challenges for unaware pathologists in their daily practice. OBJECTIVE: - To review selected entities of CD34(+) spindle cell proliferations in the skin and superficial soft tissue. The effective diagnostic approaches using clinical, histopathologic, and immunophenotypical findings are discussed within a broad spectrum of differential diagnosis...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639342/the-human-medial-pterygoid-muscle-attachments-and-distribution-of-muscle-spindles
#16
V Bhojwani, M N Ghabriel, S Mihailidis, G C Townsend
Introduction Published descriptions about the sites of origin of the human medial pterygoid muscle vary and there are few reports on the distribution and density of muscle spindles in this muscle. We aimed to: 1) determine the extent of anatomical variability in the origins and insertions of the superficial and deep heads of the human medial pterygoid muscle, and 2) determine the extent of variation in the distribution of spindles in the two heads of the muscle. Materials and methods Thirty-nine human cadaver hemi-heads were dissected and the attachments of the medial pterygoid muscle examined...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639284/soft-tissue-angiofibroma-clinicopathologic-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-analysis-of-14-cases
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Elise M Bekers, Patricia Jta Groenen, Marian Aj Verdijk, Winny L Raaijmakers-van Geloof, Paul Roepman, Robert Vink, Nathalie D B Gilhuijs, Joost M van Gorp, Judith Vmg Bovée, David H Creytens, Adrienne M Flanagan, Albert Jh Suurmeijer, Thomas Mentzel, Elsa Arbajian, Uta Flucke
Soft tissue angiofibroma is rare and has characteristic histomorphological and genetic features. For diagnostic purposes, there are no specific antibodies available. Fourteen lesions (6 females, 8 males; age range 7 - 67 years) of the lower extremities (12) and trunk (2) were investigated by immunohistochemistry, including for the first time NCOA2. NCOA2 was also tested in a control group of other spindle cell lesions. The known fusion-genes (AHRR-NCOA2 and GTF2I-NCOA2) were examined using RT-PCR in order to evaluate their diagnostic value...
June 22, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639154/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-the-gallbladder-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Takahiro Yamada, Takeshi Hisa, Satoshi Shiozawa, Akiharu Kudo, Ryutaro Furukawa
A 50-year-old man had undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy for malignant lymphoma 1 year earlier. Follow-up computed tomography revealed a gallbladder polyp. Transabdominal ultrasound demonstrated a 20-mm hypoechoic sessile polyp with basal waist in the gallbladder fundus; the surface was covered with a hyperechoic layer of non-uniform thickness. On contrast-enhanced computed tomography, the polyp showed an early uniform and sustained staining pattern. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed that the polyp had low and slightly high signal intensities on T1- and T2-weighted imaging, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638452/targeting-tpx2-suppresses-the-tumorigenesis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-resulting-in-arrested-mitotic-phase-progression-and-increased-genomic-instability
#19
Chao-Wen Hsu, Yu-Chia Chen, Hsing-Hao Su, Guan-Jin Huang, Chih-Wen Shu, Tony Tong-Lin Wu, Hung-Wei Pan
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains one of the most difficult cancers to treat, with chemotherapies being relatively ineffective. Therefore, a better knowledge of molecular hepatocarcinogenesis will provide opportunities for designing targeted therapies. TPX2 (targeting protein for Xklp2) is overexpressed as a consequence of oncogenic alterations and is likely to alter the proper regulation of chromosome segregation in cancer cells. Disrupting the machinery which is responsible for mitosis and chromosome instability in cancer cells can be one of the most successful strategies for cancer therapy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637975/projection-and-synaptic-connectivity-of-trigeminal-mesencephalic-nucleus-neurons-controlling-jaw-reflexes
#20
Atsushi Yoshida, Masayuki Moritani, Yoshitaka Nagase, Yong Chul Bae
Neurons in the trigeminal mesencephalic nucleus (Vmes) receive deep sensation (proprioception) from jaw-closing muscle spindles and periodontal ligaments and project primarily to the jaw-closing motoneuron pool (jaw-closing nucleus) of the trigeminal motor nucleus and to the supratrigeminal nucleus. Numerous articles have described the morphology and physiology of the central projections of Vmes afferents originating from the muscle spindles and periodontal ligaments. However, no report has provided a detailed description of projection and synaptic connectivity, especially of single afferents, and their functional implications...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
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