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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430903/co-storage-of-enteroendocrine-hormones-evaluated-at-the-cell-and-subcellular-levels-in-male-mice
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Linda J Fothergill, Brid Callaghan, Billie Hunne, David M Bravo, John B Furness
Recent studies reveal complex patterns of hormone co-expression within enteroendocrine cells (EEC), contrary to the traditional view that gut hormones are expressed individually in EEC. Moreover, different hormones have been found in separate subcellular vesicles. However, detailed analysis of relative expression of multiple hormones has not been made. Subcellular studies have been confined to peptide hormones, and have not included the indolamine, 5-HT, or the neuroendocrine protein, chromogranin A (CgA). In the present work, co-expression of 5-HT, CgA, secretin, CCK, ghrelin, and GLP-1 in mouse duodenum was quantified at a cellular and subcellular level by semi-automated cell counting and quantitative vesicle measurements...
April 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427516/prognostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-neuroendocrine-tumours
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REVIEW
David L Chan, Stephen J Clarke, Connie I Diakos, Paul J Roach, Dale L Bailey, Simron Singh, Nick Pavlakis
Neuroendocrine tumours are extremely heterogeneous malignancies. Despite marked heterogeneity in clinical course and prognosis, few biomarkers exist to help predict prognosis and guide treatment. Many tumour-based biomarkers (Ki-67, mitotic count, genetic/epigenetic changes and microRNAs) exist, but only Ki-67 and mitotic count have strong evidence to support their routine use. Blood-based markers are easily repeatable, but currently established biomarkers (chromogranin A and urinary 5-HIAA) are difficult to measure accurately in practice...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427002/incidental-posterior-mediastinal-paraganglioma-the-safe-approach-to-management-case-report
#3
Juan A Muñoz-Largacha, Roan J Glocker, Jacob Moalem, Michael J Singh, Virginia R Litle
INTRODUCTION: Paragangliomas are neuroendocrine tumors arising from chromaffin cells located in sympathetic paraganglia. Mediastinal paragangliomas are extremely rare and can be classified as functional or non-functional according to their ability for secreting catecholamines. Patients can be asymptomatic and the diagnosis is usually incidental. Complete surgical resection remains the standard of care for paragangliomas. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a 44-year-old woman with a functional mediastinal paraganglioma incidentally found during the perioperative imaging workup for a diagnosed breast carcinoma...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406540/salivary-chromogranin-a-levels-correlate-with-disease-severity-but-do-not-reflect-anxiety-or-personality-of-adult-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
#4
Sakae Kaneko, Lijuan Liu, Takeyasu Kakamu, Masako Minami-Hori, Eishin Morita
Stress-induced scratching is an issue in patients with adult atopic dermatitis (AD). Although itching and stress are believed to be intimately related, no objective index is available; therefore, most evaluations are subjective. Using saliva, which is easily collected, we investigated the degree to which AD severity and patient stress levels are reflected in stress proteins in the saliva. Here, we evaluated the severity (Scoring Atopic Dermatitis [SCORAD] score), stress (State-Trait Anxiety Index [STAI] score), personality (Tokyo University Egogram [TEG] II score) and quality of life (Dermatology Life Quality Index [DLQI] score) of 51 patients with AD who were examined in the Department of Dermatology of Shimane University between April and December 2015...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405465/effect-of-the-needle-free-intra-dermal-application-of-liquids-vaccination-on-the-welfare-of-pregnant-sows
#5
Déborah Temple, Damián Escribano, Marta Jiménez, Eva Mainau, José J Cerón, Xavier Manteca
BACKGROUND: In commercial pig production, sows are often vaccinated several times per gestation period, resulting in reduced welfare. This preliminary experiment investigated whether the needle-free IDAL vaccinator improves welfare through reduction of stress markers, improvement of behavioural and health parameters compared to traditional needle-syringe method. RESULTS: Two treatments (IDAL and NEEDLE) in 6 replicate pens of gestating sows (15 sows per pen) were evaluated using Porcilis® PRRS...
2017: Porcine Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399532/metastatic-pituitary-carcinoma-to-cervical-lymph-node-diagnosis-by-fine-needle-aspiration-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Huiying Wang, Jiancong Liang, William H Yong, Peggy Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Pituitary carcinomas are rare neoplasms whose designation requires demonstration of metastatic disease. No specific morphologic features can reliably distinguish pituitary carcinomas from pituitary adenomas, rendering the diagnosis particularly challenging. Furthermore, as reports of pituitary carcinoma on fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy are exceedingly rare in the literature, the cytological features of pituitary carcinoma are poorly characterized. CASE REPORT: Here we describe a case of pituitary carcinoma in a 67-year-old woman with history of recurrent adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-producing pituitary adenoma who presented with a persistent left cervical nodule for 2 years...
April 12, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396845/chromogranin-a-as-a-valid-marker-in-oncology-clinical-application-or-false-hopes
#7
REVIEW
Stavros Gkolfinopoulos, Konstantinos Tsapakidis, Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Demetris Papamichael, Panteleimon Kountourakis
Chromogranin A, due to its primary expression throughout the neuroendocrine system, is a widely accepted biomarker for the assessment of neuro-endocrine tumors. It has been traditionally used in the management of patients with tumors of gastro-enteropancreatic origin. Lately, it has also been implicated in various conditions and diseases, both benign and malignant. However, the paucity of data of adequate strength, as well as its relation with common physiologic conditions and its interaction with commonly prescribed medications, limit its clinical use in only a narrow spectrum...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387021/diagnosing-clear-cell-neuroendocrine-tumors-on-cytological-specimens-report-of-two-cases-and-brief-literature-review
#8
Kaila Buckley, Zaibo Li
Although many of the common manifestations of Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease are relatively well known, there is one particular entity which is quite rare, but which appears to show a specific predilection for VHL patients. This entity is clear cell neuroendocrine tumor (NET). It is a difficult diagnosis to make due to its cytomorphologic similarities to other entities, such as metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma and paraganglioma, amongst others. These tumors, however, are characteristically positive for neuroendocrine markers such as synaptophysin and chromogranin, as well as cytokeratins...
April 6, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381106/atypical-cytologic-presentation-of-a-histiocytic-sarcoma-in-a-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-dog
#9
Lorelei L Clarke, Lisa S Kelly, Bridget Garner, Cathy A Brown
A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog was presented because of a 10-d history of progressive vomiting, inappetence, and lethargy, with mild neurologic signs. Fine-needle aspirates of splenic nodules seen on ultrasound were suggestive of a carcinoma. On autopsy, a disseminated neoplasm was present in the lung, spleen, and adrenal glands. Additionally, there was a Chiari-like malformation of the skull with corresponding syringomyelia of the cranial spinal cord. Histologically, the neoplasm was comprised of a pleomorphic population of round cells with a high mitotic rate...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377501/the-transcription-factor-pax6-is-required-for-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-identity-glucose-regulated-atp-synthesis-and-ca2-dynamics-in-adult-mice
#10
Ryan K Mitchell, Marie-Sophie Nguyen-Tu, Pauline Chabosseau, Rebecca M Callingham, Timothy J Pullen, Rebecca Cheung, Isabelle Leclerc, David J Hodson, Guy A Rutter
Heterozygous mutations in the human paired box gene PAX6 lead to impaired glucose tolerance. Although embryonic deletion of the Pax6 gene in mice leads to the loss of most pancreatic islet cell types, the functional consequences of Pax6 loss in adults are poorly defined. Here, we developed a mouse line in which Pax6 was selectively inactivated in β cells by crossing animals with floxed Pax6 alleles to mice expressing the inducible Pdx1CreERT transgene. Pax6 deficiency, achieved by tamoxifen injection, caused progressive hyperglycemia...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375946/antisecretory-effects-of-chimeric-somatostatin-dopamine-receptor-ligands-on-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#11
Anne Couvelard, Didier Pélaprat, Safi Dokmak, Alain Sauvanet, Thierry Voisin, Alain Couvineau, Philippe Ruszniewski
OBJECTIVES: The recent finding that gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors expressed the dopaminergic D2 receptor in addition to somatostatin (sst) receptors suggested that multiple targeting approaches might decrease hormone hypersecretion more effectively than sst agonists alone. METHODS: To test this hypothesis, (i) we measured the expression of sst receptor type 2 (sst2 receptor) and D2 receptor in 11 gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and (ii) we compared the ability of lanreotide, cabergoline, their combination, and sst/D2 chimeric ligands to decrease chromogranin A (CgA), gastrin, or serotonin release in primary cultures derived from these tumors...
May 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373439/characterization-of-leiomyomatoid-angiomatous-neuroendocrine-tumour-lant-like-tumour-in-the-myometrium-with-histopathological-examination
#12
Takuma Hayashi, Tomoyuki Ichimura, Mari Kasai, Kenji Sano, Dorit Zharhary, Tanri Shiozawa, Nobuo Yaegashi, Ikuo Konishi
Leiomyomatoid angiomatous neuroendocrine tumour (LANT) is possibly a new disease entity that was reported as a dimorphic neurosecretory tumour with a leiomyomatous vascular component; it was found in the pituitary. We describe uterine LANT-like malignant tumour in a 45-year-old woman with uterine mesenchymal tumour, diagnosed clinically as uterine leiomyoma. She underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. The tumour consisted of hyalinized vasculature, containing factor VIII-positive endothelium and α-smooth muscle actin-positive vascular smooth muscle cells, and stromal cells, expressing neuroadhesion molecules...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365908/spinal-adrenal-cortical-adenoma-associated-with-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Javier Giner, Isabel Esteban, Fernando Carceller, Javier Saceda, R M Regojo
PURPOSE: Ectopic adrenal cortical adenoma in the spinal region is extremely rare. The majority of cases of ectopic adrenocortical tissue are found along the path of embryonic migration within the urogenital tract. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a pediatric overgrowth disorder involving a predisposition to tumor development, including adrenal lesions. To date, only eight spinal cases have been reported. This is the third reported case in pediatric population, the first one associated with genetic syndrome and the first benign to recur...
April 1, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364180/combined-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-and-giant-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report
#14
Tomohito Saito, Koji Tsuta, Kento J Fukumoto, Hiroshi Matsui, Toshifumi Konobu, Yoshitaro Torii, Takashi Yokoi, Takayasu Kurata, Hiroaki Kurokawa, Yoshiko Uemura, Yukihito Saito, Tomohiro Murakawa
BACKGROUND: Combined small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is defined as SCLC combined with elements of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), accounting for approximately 30% of cases of SCLC. However, combined SCLC and giant cell carcinoma (GC) is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman with a 45 pack-year smoking history was referred to our hospital for further investigation of an abnormal left hilar shadow. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a 28-mm solid pulmonary nodule in the left lower lobe and an enlarged left hilar lymph node adjacent to the left main pulmonary artery...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363254/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-with-exocrine-differentiation-in-a-young-cat
#15
Masaki Michishita, Mariko Takagi, Takuya E Kishimoto, Rei Nakahira, Takeshi Nogami, Hisashi Yoshimura, Hitoshi Hatakeyama, Daigo Azakami, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Kimimasa Takahashi
A 35-mo-old spayed female mixed-breed cat with continuous vomiting, emaciation, and abdominal distention for 2 wk was presented to a private veterinary clinic for evaluation. At 71 d after the initial visit, the cat died with anemia, jaundice, and hypoalbuminemia, and was subjected to autopsy. Grossly, numerous firm masses, 0.5-2.5 cm diameter, were randomly located in the left lobe of the pancreas. Histologic examination revealed that the pancreatic mass consisted of 2 tumor cell types: mostly small round cells with a minority of epithelial cells...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351413/is-neuroendocrine-differentiation-a-prognostic-factor-in-poorly-differentiated-colorectal-cancer
#16
Yue Chen, Fang Liu, Qingkai Meng, Siping Ma
BACKGROUND: To determine the prognostic relevance of neuroendocrine differentiation in poorly differentiated colorectal cancer. METHODS: The clinicopathological features and survival of 70 patients with poorly differentiated colorectal cancer were analyzed retrospectively. Chromogranin A and synaptophysin were used as neuroendocrine markers. Patients were followed-up for more than 3 years or until death. RESULTS: Of these 70 patients, 36 showed neuroendocrine differentiation...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350976/neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-common-bile-duct-case-report
#17
C Raspanti, N Falco, V Silvestri, G Rotolo, S Bonventre, G Gulotta
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are a very heterogeneous group of neoplasms; in recent years we have seen an increase in their incidence (3.65 /100.000/year). They can be associated with hereditary endocrine syndromes (MEN, Von Hippel Lindau); they can occur at any age and the incidence is slightly higher in men than women. The aetiology of the neuroendocrine tumors is unclear; in most cases, inflammation of the bile ducts may be the underlying cause and for this reason, the initial patient's evaluation should be focused on the different aspects concerning the oncological one and the possible sequelae of the biliary obstructions that can evolve in biliary sepsis...
November 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346031/chromogranin-a-cell-density-in-the-large-intestine-of-asian-and-european-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#18
Magdy El-Salhy, Tanisa Patcharatrakul, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk, Trygve Hausken, Odd Helge Gilja, Sutep Gonlachanvit
OBJECTIVE: Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Asia show distinctive differences from those in the western world. The gastrointestinal endocrine cells appear to play an important role in the pathophysiology of IBS. The present study aimed at studying the density of chromogranin A (CgA) cells in the large intestine of Thai and Norwegian IBS patients. METHODS: Thirty Thai IBS patients and 20 control subjects, and 47 Norwegian IBS patients and 20 control subjects were included...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338171/-advances-of-circulating-biomarkers-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#19
Luohai Chen, Minhu Chen, Jie Chen
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplam (GEP-NEN) is a rare group of tumors with its incidence rising significantly in recent decades. Because of the late presentation of the disease and limitations in conventional biomarkers, about 50% of GEP-NEN patients manifests advanced disease when diagnosed. Therefore, it is vital to identify circulating biomarkers which can not only be used for early diagnosis but also accurately evaluating the biological behavior of GEP-NEN. This review summarizes the advances of circulating biomarkers in diagnosing and evaluating efficacy of treatment in GEP-NEN...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336164/expression-of-unusual-immunohistochemical-markers-in-mucinous-breast-carcinoma
#20
Rodrigo de Andrade Natal, Sophie F Derchain, Marina Pavanello, Geisilene R Paiva, Luis O Sarian, José Vassallo
BACKGROUND: Mucinous breast carcinoma is characterized by the production of variable amounts of mucin. Some studies have addressed immunohistochemical characterization of mucinous breast carcinoma using a limited set of antibodies. However, the purpose of the present study was to investigate a larger panel of markers not widely used in daily practice and to determine their pathological implications. METHODS: Forty patients diagnosed with mucinous breast carcinoma were enrolled...
March 20, 2017: Acta Histochemica
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