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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813743/combined-melanocytic-nevus-superficial-congenital-and-deep-penetrating-types-with-fibroepithelioma-of-pinkus-collision-tumor-a-case-report
#1
Ashwyna Sunassee, Amy M Kerkvliet, Ali D Jassim
We present a case of collision tumor composed of a combined melanocytic nevus with superficial congenital and deep penetrating components and a fibroepithelioma of Pinkus on the left lumbar back of a 21-year-old male. He presented to the dermatologist for evaluation of numerous moles, and the lesion in question was described as a brown variegated papule with slightly irregular shape and irregular borders. This case is being reported as it is very unusual to see a fibroepithelioma of Pinkus in conjunction with a melanocytic lesion...
August 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812059/clinician-s-update-on-the-benign-premalignant-and-malignant-skin-tumours-of-the-vulva-the-dermatologist-s-view
#2
REVIEW
Freja Lærke Sand, Simon Francis Thomsen
Correct and rapid diagnosis of skin tumours often requires biopsy and histopathological examination to differentiate benign lesions such as seborrhoeic keratoses or melanocytic naevi from premalignant and malignant lesions such as malignant melanoma. Particularly, to the untrained eye, any benign skin tumour-pigmented or nonpigmented-is easily mistaken for a malignant lesion. Qualified clinical evaluation is paramount in order to reduce the frequency of unwarranted skin biopsies. Herein, the most common benign, premalignant, and malignant vulvar skin tumours are reviewed...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809777/pigmented-epithelioid-melanocytoma-pem-animal-type-melanoma-atm-quest-for-an-origin-report-of-one-unusual-case-indicating-follicular-origin-and-another-arising-in-an-intradermal-nevus
#3
Ashley Tarasen, J Andrew Carlson, M Kathryn Leonard, Glenn Merlino, David Kaetzel, Andrzej T Slominski
Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma (PEM) is a tumor encompassing epithelioid blue nevus of Carney complex (EBN of CNC) and was previously termed animal-type melanoma. Histologically PEMs are heavily pigmented spindled and epithelioid dermal melanocytic tumors with infiltrative borders, however, their origin remains unclear. Stem cells for the epidermis and hair follicle are located in the bulge area of the hair follicle with the potential to differentiate into multiple lineages. Multiple cutaneous carcinomas, including follicular cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (FSCC), are thought to arise from stem cells in the follicular bulge...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808049/the-1q42-1-risk-allele-promotes-melanoma-via-parp1-upregulation
#4
(no author information available yet)
An intronic indel variant enhances RECQL binding to upregulate PARP1 in melanocytic cells.
August 14, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805337/genetic-favoring-of-pheomelanin-based-pigmentation-limits-physiological-benefits-of-coloniality-in-lesser-kestrels-falco-naumanni
#5
Ismael Galván, Virginia Moraleda, Ignacio Otero, Ernesto Álvarez, Ângela Inácio
Pheomelanin contributes to the pigmentation phenotype of animals by producing orange and light brown colors in the integument. However, pheomelanin synthesis in melanocytes requires consumption of glutathione (GSH), the most important intracellular antioxidant. Therefore, a genetic control favoring the production of large amounts of pheomelanin for pigmentation may lead to physiological costs under environmental conditions that promote oxidative stress. We investigated this possibility in the context of breeding coloniality, a reproductive strategy that may affect oxidative stress...
August 14, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804956/spontaneous-regression-of-a-nail-matrix-melanocytic-nevus-in-a-child
#6
Austin John Maddy, Antonella Tosti
A 14-year-old Hispanic boy presented with a 0.25-mm wide, sharply demarcated, dark brown band of longitudinal melanonychia of the left thumbnail. A clinical diagnosis of nail matrix nevus was made and the boy was scheduled for follow-up. The band showed proximal fading after 6 months and had completely faded after 11 months, with the proximal nail fold showing small dark brown dots on dermoscopy. We documented the spontaneous regression of melanonychia over 11 months.
August 14, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803992/p-rex1-amplification-promotes-progression-of-cutaneous-melanoma-via-the-pak1-p38-mmp-2-pathway
#7
Jinhua Wang, Hajime Hirose, Guanhua Du, Kelly Chong, Eiji Kiyohara, Isaac P Witz, Dave S B Hoon
P-REX1 (PIP3-dependent Rac exchange factor-1) is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor that activates Rac by catalyzing exchange of GDP for GTP bound to Rac. Aberrant up-regulation of P-REX1 expression has a role in metastasis however, copy number (CN) and function of P-REX1 in cutaneous melanoma are unclear. To explore the role of P-REX1 in melanoma, SNP 6.0 and Exon 1.0 ST microarrays were assessed. There was a higher CN (2.82-fold change) of P-REX1 in melanoma cells than in melanocytes, and P-REX1 expression was significantly correlated with P-REX1 CN...
August 10, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802496/molecular-melanoma-diagnosis-update-gene-fusion-genomic-hybridization-and-massively-parallel-short-read-sequencing
#8
REVIEW
Ursula E Lang, Iwei Yeh, Timothy H McCalmont
Molecular evaluation of melanocytic tumors can be diagnostically useful to confirm malignancy or benignancy. Molecular tools are ancillary and supplemental to histopathologic evaluation and do not replace conventional microscopy. Immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, array comparative genomic hybridization, and massively parallel short-read sequencing, often referred to as next-generation sequencing, each provide varied (and often incomplete) additional information, and careful planning is necessary if tissue is limited...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802492/blue-nevi-and-related-tumors
#9
REVIEW
Artur Zembowicz
The major entities related to blue nevus are common blue nevus, cellular blue nevus, atypical blue nevus, and malignant blue nevus. These lesions share presence of dermal pigmented dendritic melanocytes derived from embryonal precursors to melanocytes, Schwann cells, and glial cells migrating to the skin from the ventral neural crest. Genetically, blue nevi harbor mutations in G-protein-coupled receptor subunits GNAQ and GNA11. Progression to malignant blue nevus is associated with additional mutations and partial gains and losses of chromosomal material...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802002/congenital-neurocristic-cutaneous-hamartoma-with-poliosis-a-case-report
#10
Lauren M Wilson, Knox J Beasley, Timothy C Sorrells, Viviana V Johnson
Neurocristic Cutaneous Hamartomas (NCH) are rare, pigmented skin lesions derived from the abnormal migration of neural crest cells. 1 2 We report the case of a 57-year-old female with a congenital localized area of poliosis and underlying pigmented patch on her scalp. Analysis of two punch biopsies yielded features consistent with NCH. Histopathology revealed schwannian-differentiated spindle cells and melanocytic components in the dermis. The spindle cells stained positively with S-100 and the stroma showed a prominent CD34 stain...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796000/genomic-analysis-of-pigmented-epithelioid-melanocytomas-reveals-recurrent-alterations-in-prkar1a-and-prkca-genes
#11
Jarish N Cohen, Nancy M Joseph, Jeffrey P North, Courtney Onodera, Artur Zembowicz, Philip E LeBoit
Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma (PEM) is a rare cutaneous melanocytic tumor first described as epithelioid blue nevus in patients with the Carney Complex (CC). PEM was among the first established examples of an intermediate class of melanocytic tumors, including atypical Spitz tumors, with frequent metastasis to lymph nodes but only rare extranodal spread. Sporadic and CC-associated PEM are essentially histologically indistinguishable. A subset of PEM shows loss of cytoplasmic expression of the protein kinase A regulatory subunit alpha (PRKAR1A), a tumor suppressor gene mutated in 70% of families with CC...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795984/electrophoto-biomodulation-in-aesthetic-treatment-of-postburn-hypopigmentation-clinical-response-in-relation-to-histopathological-changes
#12
Nader Elmelegy, Dalia Mohamed Mofreh El Sakka
BACKGROUND: Hypopigmentation is a troublesome often-permanent sequelae after burn injury, particularly in dark races. A number of methods have been described to treat this phenomenon. In this work, we are going to study the effect of E light (intensive pulsed light+radiofrequency+cooling) in repigmentation of partial thickness and full thickness burn wounds in adult patients and light microscopic changes of biopsy material at various stages of repigmentation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, 24 patients with postburn hypopigmentation were selected and E light was used, using different filters, according to the skin color...
September 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795548/-vogt-koyanagi-harada-syndrome
#13
A-C Chapelle, E Duchateau, B Locht
We present the case of a patient who had a decrease of the visual acuity associated with headaches, diagnosed as vogt-koyanagi-harada syndrome. This is a rare multisystemic pathology that affects organs with high concentration of melanocytes. This syndrome needs to be identified on time as corticotherapy has to be administrated urgently. This paper also summarizes the literature on this disease.
July 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794873/congenital-and-infantile-malignant-melanoma-of-the-scalp-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Sohaib Tariq, Hussain Shallwani, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Ehsan Bari
Congenital and infantile malignant melanomas are rare and typically carry poor prognosis. The purpose of this article was to review the data on congenital and infantile malignant melanomas of the scalp in order to understand its presentation, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of congenital melanoma of scalp. We searched PubMed, CINAHL and Cochrane databases. Ten cases of congenital and 3 cases of infantile malignant melanoma of scalp were identified. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy and histological analysis for confirmation...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793149/genotypic-and-phenotypic-features-of-bap1-cancer-syndrome-a-report-of-8-new-families-and-review-of-cases-in-the-literature
#15
Alexandra M Haugh, Ching-Ni Njauw, Jeffrey A Bubley, Anna Elisa Verzì, Bin Zhang, Emily Kudalkar, Timothy VandenBoom, Kara Walton, Brian L Swick, Raj Kumar, Huma Q Rana, Sarah Cochrane, Shelley R McCormick, Christopher R Shea, Hensin Tsao, Pedram Gerami
Importance: Patients with germline mutations in BAP1 may develop several flesh-colored melanocytic BAP1-mutated atypical intradermal tumors (MBAITs). These tumors generally develop earlier than other BAP1-associated tumors, highlighting an important role for dermatologists in identifying and screening patients with a history suggestive of a germline mutation. Objective: To describe 8 new families with germline mutations in BAP1 and provide a comprehensive review of reported cases...
August 9, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790163/pathologists-diagnosis-of-invasive-melanoma-and-melanocytic-proliferations-observer-accuracy-and-reproducibility-study
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 8, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782535/alpha-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-induced-anorexia-in-japanese-quail-coturnix-japonica-likely-involves-the-ventromedial-hypothalamus-and-paraventricular-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus
#17
Taylor Lear, Lingbin Liu, Madison O'Donnell, Betty R McConn, D Michael Denbow, Mark A Cline, Elizabeth R Gilbert
Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) reduces food intake in birds and mammals. The objective of this experiment was to determine effects of α-MSH on food and water intake, and hypothalamic c-Fos immunoreactivity and appetite-associated factor mRNA in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), a species that has not undergone the same artificial selection for growth-related traits as the chicken. At 7days post-hatch, 3-h-fasted quail were intracerebroventricularly (ICV) injected into the lateral ventricle with 0 (vehicle), 0...
August 4, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777326/upregulation-of-melanogenesis-and-tyrosinase-activity-potential-agents-for-vitiligo
#18
REVIEW
Chao Niu, Haji A Aisa
Melanin, the compound primarily responsible in humans for hair, eye and skin pigmentation, is produced by melanocytes through a complicated process called melanogenesis that is catalyzed by tyrosinase and other tyrosinase-related proteins. The abnormal loss of melanin causes dermatological problems such as vitiligo. Hence the regulation of melanogenesis and tyrosinase activity is very important for treating hypopigmentary disorders. Many melanogenesis stimulators have been discovered during the past decade...
August 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777149/malignant-melanoma-presenting-as-thoracic-midline-malignancy-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-features
#19
Keluo Yao, Weiqiang Zhao, Saeed Bajestani, Alejandro Gru, Gregory Otterson, Konstantin Shilo
Because of rarity, clinicopathologic and genomic profiles of noncutaneous malignant melanoma (MM) are not well characterized. In this study, we provide a detailed evaluation of 6 cases of MM presenting as thoracic midline malignancy. The tumors occurred in 6 white patients (5 males and 1 female; medium age, 71.5 y; range, 55 to 81 y). At presentation, the disease was confined to the chest (6/6) with 4 cases subsequently showing brain metastasis. All 6 tumors featured epithelioid and 1 case also spindle cell morphology...
August 2, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774590/human-adipose-mesenchymal-cells-inhibit-melanocyte-differentiation-and-the-pigmentation-of-human-skin-via-increased-expression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1
#20
Agnes S Klar, Thomas Biedermann, Katarzyna Michalak, Teresa Michalczyk, Claudia Meuli-Simmen, Arnaud Scherberich, Martin Meuli, Ernst Reichmann
There is accumulating evidence that interactions between epidermal melanocytes and stromal cells play an important role in the regulation of skin pigmentation. In this study we established a pigmented dermo-epidermal skin model (melDESS) of human origin to investigate the effects of distinct stromal cells on melanogenesis. melDESS is a complex, clinically relevant skin equivalent composed of an epidermis containing both melanocytes and keratinocytes. Its dermal compartment consisted either of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASC), dermal fibroblasts, or a mixture of both cell types...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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