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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146131/dysregulation-of-autophagy-in-melanocytes-contributes-to-hypopigmented-macules-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#1
Fei Yang, Lingli Yang, Mari Wataya-Kaneda, Junya Hasegawa, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Atsushi Tanemura, Daisuke Tsuruta, Ichiro Katayama
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) gene mutations lead to constitutive activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, resulting in a broad range of symptoms. Hypopigmented macules are the earliest sign. Although we have already confirmed that topical rapamycin treatment (an mTOR inhibitor) protects patients with TSC against macular hypopigmentation, the pathogenesis of such lesions remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: Recently emerging evidence supports a role for autophagy in skin pigmentation...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137801/ultrasound-assisted-synthesis-of-nanocomposites-based-on-aromatic-polyamide-and-modified-zno-nanoparticle-for-removal-of-toxic-cr-vi-from-water
#2
Mohammad Dinari, Atefeh Haghighi
In this study, novel nanocomposites (NCs) of aromatic polyamide (PA) and surface modified ZnO nanoparticle with s-triazine heterocyclic ring was introduced for efficient removal of toxic hexavalent chromium (VI) from aqueous solution. The surface of ZnO nanoparticle was modified by s-triazine core silane coupling agent (ZnO-TSC) and PA/ZnO-TSC NCs with different amount of ZnO-TSC nanoparticles (0, 5, 10 and 15wt%) were prepared by ultrasonic irradiation. The synthesized PA/ZnO-TSC NCs were characterized by FT-IR, XRD, FE-SEM, TEM and TGA methods...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133930/plc%C3%AE-dependent-mtor-signalling-controls-il-7-mediated-early-b-cell-development
#3
Mei Yu, Yuhong Chen, Hu Zeng, Yongwei Zheng, Guoping Fu, Wen Zhu, Ulrich Broeckel, Praful Aggarwal, Amy Turner, Geoffrey Neale, Cliff Guy, Nan Zhu, Hongbo Chi, Renren Wen, Demin Wang
The precise molecular mechanism underlying the regulation of early B cell lymphopoiesis is unclear. The PLCγ signaling pathway is critical for antigen receptor-mediated lymphocyte activation, but its function in cytokine signaling is unknown. Here we show that PLCγ1/PLCγ2 double deficiency in mice blocks early B cell development at the pre-pro-B cell stage and renders B cell progenitors unresponsive to IL-7. PLCγ pathway inhibition blocks IL-7-induced activation of mTOR, but not Stat5. The PLCγ pathway activates mTOR through the DAG/PKC signaling branch, independent of the conventional Akt/TSC/Rheb signaling axis...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132163/optimized-care-in-patients-with-rare-diseases-tsc-at-the-center-for-rare-diseases-zseuks-at-saarland-university-medical-center-germany
#4
Daniel Ebrahimi-Fakhari, Martin Poryo, Norbert Graf, Michael Zemlin, Marina Flotats-Bastardas, Gunnar Heine, Andreas Ragoschke-Schumm, Sascha Meyer
Providing comprehensive medical care for patients with rare diseases is both challenging and rewarding. We will give a short summary of the most relevant medical issues pertinent to this subject, and will illustrate some of these issues by sharing our experience in the care of patients with TSC disease.
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129521/diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-a-patient-with-adult-onset-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#5
Hidehiro Ishikawa, Atsushi Niwa, Masaru Asahi, Keita Matsuura, Satoshi Masuzugawa, Yo Niida, Masayuki Maeda, Mineo Kondo, Hidekazu Tomimoto
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) 1 or TSC2 is mutated in most TSC patients. TSC2 mutations are more frequently associated with worse outcomes, earlier age at seizure onset, more severe intellectual disability, and higher tuber load than TSC1. The degree of white matter involvement is thought to be associated with the severity of neurological impairment. At present, genotype-phenotype correlations and relationship between tuber burden and neurological disability in TSC are debatable. We presented a 43-year-old patient with TSC2 mutation, whose symptom was only incomplete quadrantic visual field deficit in spite of multiple brain tubers...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129154/predictors-of-drug-resistant-epilepsy-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#6
Anna Jeong, Jo Anne Nakagawa, Michael Wong
Utilizing the multicenter TSC (tuberous sclerosis complex) Natural History Database including 2034 subjects, this study aimed to identify predictors of drug-resistant epilepsy in TSC. Basic epilepsy data were available for 1965 individuals in the database. Supplemental data were further collected from 1546 of these subjects through directed site queries, addressing additional epilepsy characteristics including the presence of drug-resistant epilepsy, therapies trialed, and outcomes of specific therapies. Epilepsy was reported in 86...
December 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127155/tumor-suppressor-tsc1-is-a-new-hsp90-co-chaperone-that-facilitates-folding-of-kinase-and-non-kinase-clients
#7
Mark R Woodford, Rebecca A Sager, Elijah Marris, Diana M Dunn, Adam R Blanden, Ryan L Murphy, Nicholas Rensing, Oleg Shapiro, Barry Panaretou, Chrisostomos Prodromou, Stewart N Loh, David H Gutmann, Dimitra Bourboulia, Gennady Bratslavsky, Michael Wong, Mehdi Mollapour
The tumor suppressors Tsc1 and Tsc2 form the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a regulator of mTOR activity. Tsc1 stabilizes Tsc2; however, the precise mechanism involved remains elusive. The molecular chaperone heat-shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is an essential component of the cellular homeostatic machinery in eukaryotes. Here, we show that Tsc1 is a new co-chaperone for Hsp90 that inhibits its ATPase activity. The C-terminal domain of Tsc1 (998-1,164 aa) forms a homodimer and binds to both protomers of the Hsp90 middle domain...
November 10, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114301/subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-associated-hyperproteinorrhachia-causing-shunt-failures-and-nonobstructive-hydrocephalus-report-of-successful-treatment-with-long-term-follow-up
#8
Ekkehard Kasper, Yosef Laviv, Mohammed-Adeeb E Sebai, Ning Lin, William Butler
Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs) are histologically benign tumors most frequently associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Despite their benign histopathological appearance, they may cause unfavorable outcomes due to their intraventricular location. Rarely, SEGA may be associated with hyperproteinorrhachia (high levels of proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid [CSF]), which causes malresorptive, communicating hydrocephalus; certainly, this scenario makes shunt obstruction likely in this patient population...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105384/hypoxic-stress-forces-adaptive-and-maladaptive-placental-stress-responses-in-early-pregnancy
#9
Yu Yang, Mohammed Abdulhasan, Awoniyi Awonuga, Alan Bolnick, Elizabeth E Puscheck, Daniel A Rappolee
This review focuses on hypoxic stress and its effects on the placental lineage and the earliest differentiation events in mouse and human placental trophoblast stem cells (TSCs). Although the placenta is a decidual organ at the end of pregnancy, its earliest rapid growth and function at the start of pregnancy precedes and supports growth and function of the embryo. Earliest function requires that TSCs differentiate, however, "hypoxia" supports rapid growth, but not differentiation of TSCs. Most of the literature on earliest placental "hypoxia" studies used 2% oxygen which is normoxic for TSCs...
October 16, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101226/presentation-and-diagnosis-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-in-infants
#10
Peter E Davis, Rajna Filip-Dhima, Georgios Sideridis, Jurriaan M Peters, Kit Sing Au, Hope Northrup, E Martina Bebin, Joyce Y Wu, Darcy Krueger, Mustafa Sahin
OBJECTIVES: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a neurocutaneous genetic disorder with a high prevalence of epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders. TSC can be challenging to diagnose in infants because they often do not show many clinical signs early in life. In this study, we describe the timing and pattern of presenting and diagnostic features in a prospective longitudinal study of infants with TSC. METHODS: Two multicenter, prospective studies enrolled 130 infants with definite TSC by clinical or genetic criteria and followed them longitudinally up to 36 months of age...
November 3, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091770/the-mtorc1-signaling-network-senses-changes-in-cellular-purine-nucleotide-levels
#11
Gerta Hoxhaj, James Hughes-Hallett, Rebecca C Timson, Erika Ilagan, Min Yuan, John M Asara, Issam Ben-Sahra, Brendan D Manning
Mechanistic (or mammalian) target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) integrates signals from growth factors and nutrients to control biosynthetic processes, including protein, lipid, and nucleic acid synthesis. We find that the mTORC1 pathway is responsive to changes in purine nucleotides in a manner analogous to its sensing of amino acids. Depletion of cellular purines, but not pyrimidines, inhibits mTORC1, and restoration of intracellular adenine nucleotides via addition of exogenous purine nucleobases or nucleosides acutely reactivates mTORC1...
October 31, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090912/kinetico-mechanistic-study-on-the-oxidation-of-biologically-active-iron-ii-bis-thiosemicarbazone-complexes-by-air-importance-of-nh%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-o2-interactions-as-established-by-activation-volumes
#12
Paul V Bernhardt, Miguel A Gonzálvez, Manuel Martínez
Air oxidation of methanolic solutions of biologically active tridentate pyridyl thiosemicarbazone (TSC) complexes of the general formula [Fe(II)(TSC)2] has been studied at varying dioxygen concentrations, temperatures, and pressures. The data collected indicate that the activation entropy of the reaction increases linearly with the redox potential of the complexes in a more definite way than the activation enthalpy. However, a very distinct behavior is observed for the values of the activation volumes, which do not follow the expected entropy-volume parallel trend for all of the systems studied...
November 1, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089812/papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-a-boy-with-familial-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-attributable-to-a-tsc2-deletion-a-case-report
#13
M Flader, P Kurzawa, J Maldyk, J Sygut, J Harasymczuk, A Kropinska, D Handkiewicz-Junak, B Jarzab, K Kotulska, M Niedziela
Tuberous sclerosis complex (tsc), a phacomatosis, is a rare genetic disease (autosomal dominant; incidence: 1 in 6,800-17,300) associated with mutations in the TSC1 and TSC2 genes, 70% of which are sporadic. The disease causes benign tumours in the brain, kidneys, heart, lungs, skin, and eyes; thyroid lesions are extremely rare. A 13-year-old euthyroid boy with a hereditary form of tsc (del 4730G in TSC2, also seen in 2 sisters and the father) was admitted to hospital with a thyroid nodule. Physical examination revealed a nodular left lobe with increased consistency...
October 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080681/uncoupling-of-er-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-mtorc1-hyperactivation-associated-skin-hypopigmentation
#14
Fei Yang, Lingli Yang, Mari Wataya-Kaneda, Takuji Yoshimura, Atsushi Tanemura, Ichiro Katayama
Accumulating evidence has described the involvement of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling in pigmentation regulation; however, the precise mechanism is not fully understood. Here, we generated mice with conditional deletion of the mTORC1 suppressor tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (Tsc2) in melanocytes. It resulted in constitutive hyperactivation of mTORC1 and reduced skin pigmentation. Mechanistically, neither the number of melanocytes nor the expression of melanogenesis-related enzymes was decreased; however, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondrial oxidative stress, and lower melanization in melanosomes were observed...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080143/quantitative-trait-loci-for-tuber-blackspot-bruise-and-enzymatic-discoloration-susceptibility-in-diploid-potato
#15
Agnieszka Hara-Skrzypiec, J Śliwka, H Jakuczun, E Zimnoch-Guzowska
Tuber tissue discolorations caused by impact (blackspot bruising) and enzymatic discoloration (ED) after tuber cutting are crucial quality traits of the cultivated potato. To understand the complex genetics of the traits, quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis using diploid mapping population and diversity array technology (DArT) markers was performed. The phenotypic assessment included the complex evaluation of blackspot bruising susceptibility through two methods: rotating drum (B RD) and falling bolt (B FB) in combination with the evaluation of enzymatic discoloration...
October 27, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078087/epilepsy-in-tuberous-sclerosis-patients-in-sweden-healthcare-utilization-treatment-morbidity-and-mortality-using-national-register-data
#16
Karl-Olof Welin, Peter Carlqvist, Anders Svensson, Rikard Althin, Erik Eklund, Olof Rask
PURPOSE: This study is designed to estimate the prevalence of epilepsy associated with TSC in Sweden and to describe treatment, morbidity, and mortality of TSC patients with epilepsy. METHODS: Register data for 2004-2014 was obtained from the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden. Patients with TSC were identified using ICD-10 codes. Epilepsy was identified using ICD-10 codes, interventions aimed to treat epilepsy, or prescriptions for antiepileptic drugs...
October 7, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066001/antiproliferative-and-proapoptotic-activity-of-molecular-copper-ii-complex-of-n-1-tosylcytosine
#17
Ljubica Glavaš-Obrovac, Marijana Jukić, Katarina Mišković, Ivana Marković, Dijana Saftić, Željka Ban, Josipa Matić, Biserka Žinić
In an attempt to enhance the previously observed antiproliferative capacity of 1-(p-toluenesulfonyl)cytosine (N-1-tosylcytosine, ligand 1), its copper(II) complex (Cu(1-TsC-N3)2Cl2, complex 2) was prepared and tested in vitro on various carcinoma and leukemia cells. The comparative in vitro studies using the ligand 1, the complex 2, CuCl2x2H2O salt (salt 3) and the 1:2 mixture of the salt 3 and ligand 1 (mixture 4) were performed on normal (WI38), human carcinoma (HeLa, CaCo2, MiaPaCa2, SW620), lymphoma (Raji) and leukemia (K562) cell lines...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064346/metabolic-counterparts-of-sodium-accumulation-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-whole-brain-23-na-mri-and-fast-1-h-mrsi-study
#18
Maxime Donadieu, Yann Le Fur, Adil Maarouf, Soraya Gherib, Ben Ridley, Lauriane Pini, Stanislas Rapacchi, Sylviane Confort-Gouny, Maxime Guye, Lothar R Schad, Andrew A Maudsley, Jean Pelletier, Bertrand Audoin, Wafaa Zaaraoui, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva
BACKGROUND: Increase of brain total sodium concentrations (TSC) is present in multiple sclerosis (MS), but its pathological involvement has not been assessed yet. OBJECTIVE: To determine in vivo the metabolic counterpart of brain sodium accumulation. MATERIALS/METHODS: Whole brain (23)Na-MR imaging and 3D-(1)H-EPSI data were collected in 21 relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients and 20 volunteers. Metabolites and sodium levels were extracted from several regions of grey matter (GM), normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) and white matter (WM) T2 lesions...
October 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063203/cortical-dysplasia-and-autistic-trait-severity-in-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-clinical-epidemiological-study
#19
Sabine E Mous, Iris E Overwater, Rita Vidal Gato, Jorieke Duvekot, Leontine W Ten Hoopen, Maarten H Lequin, Marie-Claire Y de Wit, Gwendolyn C Dieleman
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is characterized by a high prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Little is known about the relation between cortical dysplasia and ASD severity in TSC. We assessed ASD severity (using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale), tuber and radial migration line (RML) count and location, and cognitive functioning in 52 children with TSC and performed regression and mediation analyses. Tuber and RML count were strongly positively related to ASD severity. However, when correcting for cognitive functioning, the majority of associations became insignificant and only total tuber count remained associated to the severity of restricted/repetitive behaviors...
October 23, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056426/mtorc1-couples-nucleotide-synthesis-to-nucleotide-demand-resulting-in-a-targetable-metabolic-vulnerability
#20
Alexander J Valvezan, Marc Turner, Amine Belaid, Hilaire C Lam, Spencer K Miller, Molly C McNamara, Christian Baglini, Benjamin E Housden, Norbert Perrimon, David J Kwiatkowski, John M Asara, Elizabeth P Henske, Brendan D Manning
The mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) supports proliferation through parallel induction of key anabolic processes, including protein, lipid, and nucleotide synthesis. We hypothesized that these processes are coupled to maintain anabolic balance in cells with mTORC1 activation, a common event in human cancers. Loss of the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) tumor suppressors results in activation of mTORC1 and development of the tumor syndrome TSC. We find that pharmacological inhibitors of guanylate nucleotide synthesis have selective deleterious effects on TSC-deficient cells, including in mouse tumor models...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
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