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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932316/penile-melanosis-associated-with-lichen-sclerosus-et-atrophicus-first-description-in-the-medical-literature
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Georgi Tchernev, Anastasiya Atanasova Chokoeva, Hristo Mangarov
We present a 74-year-old male patient with 3-years history of visible discoloration of the glans penis, without subjective complaints. Histopathological examination after incision biopsy revealed a moderate increase in the number of melanocytes in the basal layer with irregular distribution, without melanocytic nests, melanophages in the superficial dermis, and subepidermal sclerosus. No cytologic atypia of melanocytes was detectable. The diagnosis of melanosis of the genitalia in association with lichen sclerosus was made...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927893/msx1-induced-neural-crest-like-reprogramming-promotes-melanoma-progression
#2
Markus V Heppt, Joshua X Wang, Denitsa M Hristova, Zhi Wei, Ling Li, Brianna Evans, Marilda Beqiri, Samir Zaman, Jie Zhang, Martin Irmler, Carola Berking, Robert Besch, Johannes Beckers, Frank J Rauscher, Rick A Sturm, David E Fisher, Meenhard Herlyn, Mizuho Fukunaga-Kalabis
Melanoma cells share many biological properties with neural crest stem cells. Here we show that the homeodomain transcription factor Msh homeobox 1 (MSX1), which is significantly correlated with melanoma disease progression, reprograms melanocytes and melanoma cells towards a neural crest precursor-like state. MSX1-reprogrammed normal human melanocytes express the neural crest marker p75 and become multipotent. MSX1 induces a phenotypic switch in melanoma, which is characterized by an oncogenic transition from an E-cadherin-high non-migratory state towards a ZEB1-high invasive state...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927891/vitiligo-skin-is-imprinted-with-resident-memory-cd8-t-cells-expressing-cxcr3
#3
Katia Boniface, Clément Jacquemin, Anne-Sophie Darrigade, Benoît Dessarthe, Christina Martins, Nesrine Boukhedouni, Charlotte Vernisse, Alexis Grasseau, Denis Thiolat, Jérôme Rambert, Fabienne Lucchese, Antoine Bertolotti, Khaled Ezzedine, Alain Taieb, Julien Seneschal
Vitiligo is a chronic auto-immune depigmenting skin disorder that results from a loss of melanocytes. Multiple combinatorial factors have been involved in disease development, with a prominent role of the immune system, in particular T cells. After repigmentation, vitiligo frequently recurs in the same area, suggesting that vitiligo could involve the presence of resident memory T cells (TRM). We sought to perform a thorough characterization of the phenotype and function of skin memory T cells in vitiligo. We show that stable and active vitiligo perilesional skin is enriched with a population of CD8 TRM expressing both CD69 and CD103 compared to psoriasis and control unaffected skin...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923400/mitf-suppression-improves-the-sensitivity-of-melanoma-cells-to-a-braf-inhibitor
#4
Satoshi Aida, Yukiko Sonobe, Hiromi Tanimura, Nobuhiro Oikawa, Munehiro Yuhki, Hiroshi Sakamoto, Takakazu Mizuno
Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is expressed in melanomas and has a critical role in melanocyte development and transformation. Because inhibition of MITF inhibits cell growth in melanoma, MITF is a potential therapeutic target molecule. Here, we report the identification of CH6868398, which has a novel chemical structure and suppresses MITF expression at the protein level in melanoma cells. CH6868398 showed cell growth inhibition activity against MITF-dependent melanoma cells both with and without BRAF mutation and also exhibited anti-tumor efficacy in a melanoma xenograft model...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919247/the-effect-of-directed-photic-stimulation-of-the-pineal-on-experimental-parkinson-s-disease
#5
Gregory L Willis, Christopher B Freelance
The role of the circadian system in Parkinson's disease (PD) is a topic of increasing scientific interest. This has emerged from recent studies demonstrating an altered response of PD patients to treatment in relation to the phase of the light/dark cycle and from other work defining the functional significance of melanocytes in PD: a cell type that the nigro-striatal dopamine (NSD) system and circadian system both contain. The present study was undertaken to determine the sensitivity of the pineal, as the final common pathway of the circadian system, to light delivered directly to the pineal via surgical implantation of LEDs...
September 15, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917451/postinflammatory-hyperpigmentation-a-comprehensive-overview-epidemiology-pathogenesis-clinical-presentation-and-noninvasive-assessment-technique
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REVIEW
Narumol Silpa-Archa, Indermeet Kohli, Suteeraporn Chaowattanapanit, Henry W Lim, Iltefat Hamzavi
Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) commonly occurs after various endogenous and exogenous stimuli, especially in dark-skinned individuals. PIH is one of the most common complications of procedures performed using laser and other light sources. The severity of PIH is determined by the inherent skin color, degree and depth of inflammation, degree of dermoepidermal junction disruption, inflammatory conditions, and the stability of melanocytes, leading to epidermal and dermal melanin pigment deposition...
October 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916831/the-melanocortin-signaling-camp-axis-accelerates-repair-and-reduces-mutagenesis-of-platinum-induced-dna-damage
#7
Stuart G Jarrett, Katharine M Carter, Brent J Shelton, John A D'Orazio
Using primary melanocytes and HEK293 cells, we found that cAMP signaling accelerates repair of bi- and mono-functional platinum-induced DNA damage. Elevating cAMP signaling either by the agonistic MC1R ligand melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) or by pharmacologic cAMP induction by forskolin enhanced clearance of intrastrand cisplatin-adducts in melanocytes or MC1R-transfected HEK293 cells. MC1R antagonists human beta-defensin 3 and agouti signaling protein blocked MSH- but not forskolin-mediated enhancement of platinum-induced DNA damage...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915638/oleoylethanolamide-inhibits-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-stimulated-melanogenesis-via-erk-akt-and-creb-signaling-pathways-in-b16-melanoma-cells
#8
Juan Zhou, Tong Ren, Ying Li, Anran Cheng, Wanyi Xie, Lanxi Xu, Lu Peng, Jinbin Lin, Lianxiang Lian, Yong Diao, Xin Jin, Lichao Yang
The present study aimed to examine the potential inhibitory activity of oleoylethanolamide (OEA) on α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH)-stimulated melanogenesis and the molecular mechanism(s) involved in the process in B16 mouse melanoma cells. Our data demonstrated that OEA markedly inhibited melanin synthesis and tyrosinase activity in α-MSH-stimulated B16 cells. In addition, the expression of melanogenesis-related proteins, such as melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R), microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF), tyrosinase-related protein-1 (TRP-1) and tyrosinase, was suppressed in a concentration-dependent manner by OEA...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915557/loss-of-p16-ink4a-stimulates-aberrant-mitochondrial-biogenesis-through-a-cdk4-rb-independent-pathway
#9
Ethika Tyagi, Bin Liu, Chelsea Li, Tong Liu, Jared Rutter, Douglas Grossman
The tumor suppressor p16INK4A (p16) inhibits cell cycle progression through the CDK4/Rb pathway. We have previously shown that p16 regulates cellular oxidative stress, independent of its role in cell cycle control. We investigated whether loss of p16 had a direct impact on the mitochondria. We found that p16-null primary mouse fibroblasts (PMFs) displayed increased mitochondrial mass and expression of mitochondrial respiratory subunit proteins compared to wild-type (WT) PMFs. These findings in p16-null PMFs were associated with increased expression of the mitochondrial biogenesis transcription factors PRC and TFAM...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913301/concordant-surgical-treatment-non-melanocytic-skin-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck
#10
Wan Cheol Ryu, In Chang Koh, Yong Hae Lee, Jong Hyun Cha, Sang Il Kim, Chang Gyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Of the 4 million skin lesions excised annually worldwide, approximately 2 million are considered cancerous. In this study, we aimed to describe a regional experience with skin cancers treated by a single senior surgeon and to provide a treatment algorithm. METHODS: The medical records of 176 patients with head and neck non-melanocytic skin cancer (NMSC) who were treated by a single surgeon at our institution between January 2010 and May 2016 were retrospectively reviewed, and their data (age, sex, pathological type, tumor location/size, treatment modality) were analyzed...
March 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911859/recent-development-of-signaling-pathways-inhibitors-of-melanogenesis
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REVIEW
Thanigaimalai Pillaiyar, Manoj Manickam, Sang-Hun Jung
Human skin, eye and hair color rely on the production of melanin, depending on its quantity, quality, and distribution, Melanin plays a monumental role in protecting the skin against the harmful effect of ultraviolet radiation and oxidative stress from various environmental pollutants. However, an excessive production of melanin causes serious dermatological problems such as freckles, solar lentigo (age spots), melasma, as well as cancer. Hence, the regulation of melanin production is important for controlling the hyper-pigmentation...
September 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910167/expression-of-antimicrobial-peptides-by-uveal-and-cutaneous-melanoma-cells-and-investigation-of-their-role-in-tumor-cell-migration-and-vasculogenic-mimicry
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Joseph C Manarang, Deborah C Otteson, Alison M McDermott
AIMS: Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several cancers, although there is also evidence suggesting potential for novel, AMP-based antitumor therapies. Discerning potential roles of AMPs in tumor pathogenesis may provide valuable insight into the mechanisms of novel AMP-based antitumor therapy. METHODS: mRNA expression of the AMPs α defensin (HNP-1); cathelicidin (LL-37); and β defensins (hBD-1, hBD-2, hBD-3, hBD-4) in human uveal and cutaneous melanoma cell lines, primary human uveal melanocytes, and primary human uveal melanoma cells was determined by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
September 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904020/gtrap3-18-regulates-food-intake-and-body-weight-by-interacting-with-pro-opiomelanocortin
#13
Koji Aoyama, Wattanaporn Bhadhprasit, Masahiko Watabe, Fan Wang, Nobuko Matsumura, Toshio Nakaki
Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC)-expressing neurons provide α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), which stimulates melanocortin 4 receptor to induce hypophagia by AMPK inhibition in the hypothalamus. α-MSH is produced by POMC cleavage in secretory granules and released. However, it is not known yet whether any posttranscriptional regulatory mechanism of POMC signaling exists upstream of the secretory granules in neurons. Here we show that glutamate transporter-associated protein 3-18 (GTRAP3-18), an anchor protein that retains interacting proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum, is a critical regulator of food intake and body weight by interacting with POMC...
September 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902910/pituitary-genomic-expression-profiles-of-steers-are-altered-by-grazing-of-high-vs-low-endophyte-infected-tall-fescue-forages
#14
Qing Li, Raquel Hegge, Phillip J Bridges, James C Matthews
Consumption of ergot alkaloid-containing tall fescue grass impairs several metabolic, vascular, growth, and reproductive processes in cattle, collectively producing a clinical condition known as "fescue toxicosis." Despite the apparent association between pituitary function and these physiological parameters, including depressed serum prolactin; no reports describe the effect of fescue toxicosis on pituitary genomic expression profiles. To identify candidate regulatory mechanisms, we compared the global and selected targeted mRNA expression patterns of pituitaries collected from beef steers that had been randomly assigned to undergo summer-long grazing (89 to 105 d) of a high-toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue pasture (HE; 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899738/angiomyomatous-hamartoma-of-lymph-nodes-revisited-clinico-pathologic-study-of-21-cases-emphasizing-its-distinction-from-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-of-lymph-nodes
#15
Michelle Moh, Ankur Sangoi, Joseph T Rabban
Angiomyomatous hamartoma of lymph nodes (AMH-LN) is an uncommon benign proliferation of smooth muscle, blood vessels, collagenous stroma and adipocytes, most commonly affecting inguinal LN. A similar constellation of cell types constitutes various members of the perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) family, including lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) which can involve LN in women. Because some LN-LAM patients have tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and/or other PEComa family lesions, it is clinically relevant to distinguish LN-LAM from AMH-LN...
September 9, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899502/melaleuca-quinquenervia-essential-oil-inhibits-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-induced-melanin-production-and-oxidative-stress-in-b16-melanoma-cells
#16
Wen-Wan Chao, Chia-Chi Su, Hsin-Yi Peng, Su-Tze Chou
BACKGROUND: Essential oils are odorous, volatile products of plant secondary metabolism, which are found in many leaves and stems. They show important biological activities, which account for the development of aromatherapy used in complementary and alternative medicine. The essential oil extracted from Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake (paperbark) (MQ-EO) has various functional properties. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the chemical composition of MQ-EO by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and evaluate its tyrosinase inhibitory activity...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894213/ultraviolet-radiation-induced-production-of-nitric-oxide-a-multi-cell-and-multi-donor-analysis
#17
Graham Holliman, Donna Lowe, Howard Cohen, Sarah Felton, Ken Raj
Increasing evidence regarding positive effects of exposure to sunlight has led to suggestions that current advice may be overly weighted in favour of avoidance. UV-A has been reported to lower blood pressure, possibly through nitric oxide (NO) production in skin. Here, we set out to investigate effects of UV-A and solar-simulated radiation on the potential source of dermal NO, the effective doses and wavelengths, the responsiveness of different human skin cells, the magnitude of inter-individual differences and the potential influence of age...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893044/immuno-histochemical-and-quantitative-study-of-melanocytes-and-melanin-granules-in-oral-epithelial-dysplasia
#18
Swapna Honwad, S V Ravi, Mandana Donoghue, Manjiri Joshi
INTRODUCTION: Oral Epithelial dysplasia (OED) is a potentially malignant disorder that is characterized by the presence of architectural and cytological changes. One of the prime factors responsible for the development of these lesions is the usage of tobacco. A variety of factors provide protective mechanism in order to prevent the effects of chemotoxic agents including tobacco products of which, melanin pigmentation is one of the vital elements. AIM: Role of melanocytes in progression of OED has remained unclear, so the present study was done to evaluate density of melanocyte and melanin granules in different grades of epithelial dysplasia and to correlate both findings with different grades of epithelial dysplasia...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891677/genetic-variation-in-the-mitf-promoter-affects-skin-color-and-transcriptional-activity-in-black-boned-chickens
#19
G Wang, J Liao, M Tang, S Yu
1. Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) plays a pivotal role in melanocyte development by regulating the transcription of major pigmentation enzymes (e.g., TYR, TYRP1, and DCT). A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), c.-638T>C, was identified in the MITF promoter and genotyping of a population (n=426) revealed that SNP c.-638T>C was associated with skin colour in black-boned chickens. 2. Individuals with genotypes CC and TC exhibited greater MTIF expression than those with genotype TT...
September 11, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887108/new-approach-for-the-derivation-of-melanocytes-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-ips-cells
#20
Tamihiro Kawakami, Tatsuro Okano, Sora Takeuchi, Kayoko Osumi, Yoshinao Soma, Munenari Itoh, Tomohisa Hirobe, Kowichi Jimbow
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have the ability to differentiate into multiple cell types in the body and have an unlimited growth potential. However, iPS cell-derived melanocytes produced by existing protocols have significant limitations in developing novel strategies for regenerative medicine and cell therapies of pigmentation disorders in humans, because they involve culture in media containing fetal bovine serum (FBS) and non-physiologic agents. In this study, we established a new in vitro approach to generate iPS cell-derived human melanocytes which have higher proliferation rates and increased melanin production compared to melanocytes prepared by previously reported approaches...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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