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Muscular spindle

Vatsal Khanna, Manikandan Rajan, Trishya Reddy, Naveen Alexander, Parmasivam Surendran
INTRODUCTION: Nodular Fasciitis, also known as infiltrative or pseudosarcomatous fasciitis, is a benign soft tissue tumour of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic differentiation, that was first described in 1955 by Konwaler et al. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This is a case report of a 27-year old male with complaints of a swelling in the right axilla for 2 and ½ years measuring 12 cm × 10 cm. Chest X-Ray was normal. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the right arm and chest showed an irregular mass in the axilla in the muscular-subcutaneous plane measuring 10...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Maria Russo, Giuseppe Cultrera
The subcortical systems control the proper functioning of the automatic substrate required for movement. Such a substrate is often underestimated to give attention to voluntary movement. By applying Variable Approach technique, it is possible to communicate with automatic systems through muscular spindles to achieve a more functional volunteer movement.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Hirohiko Kuroda, Hiroaki Saito, Yusuke Kono, Yuki Murakami, Yuji Shishido, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki, Keigo Ashida, Kanae Nosaka, Yoshihisa Umekita, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
Carcinosarcoma is a malignant tumor composed of both epithelial and mesenchymal malignant tumor components. A 78-year-old man was transferred to our hospital because of hematemesis and tarry stool. An emergency gastrointestinal endoscopic examination revealed active bleeding from an ulcerative lesion on the posterior wall of the gastric body; endoscopic hemostasis was successfully performed. A gastrointestinal endoscopy performed two months later showed a polypoid lesion at the same place where the ulcer had been...
December 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
L Liu, L H Wang, Y B Ren, X S Rao, S M Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological features, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of dedifferentiated liposarcoma with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation. Methods: Six cases of retroperitoneal dedifferentiated liposarcoma with rhabdomyoblastic features were collected from December 2014 to August 2017 at Peking University International Hospital. The clinical manifestations, histomorphology, immunophenotype, treatment and follow-up data were analyzed, and relevant literature reviewed. Results: The six patients included two males and four females, with age range of 47 to 66 years (mean 56 years)...
February 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Hiroki Kobayashi, Shoji Hirajima, Tsuyoshi Takagi, Kanehisa Fukumoto
A 44-years-old man presented to our hospital with bloody stool. CT of the abdomen revealed a 90mm mass adjacent to small intestine and high density ascites in lower abdomen. On the day of the admission, he lapsed into hemorrhagic shock caused by gastrointestinal bleedings. So emergency operation was performed. Operative findings showed a solid tumor of small intestine that were 95mm in diameter and a small amount of bloody ascites(100mL). Another tumor was also found in analis small intestine from primary lesion...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Kazunao Hayashi, Kenya Kamimura, Kazunori Hosaka, Satoshi Ikarashi, Junji Kohisa, Kazuya Takahashi, Kentaro Tominaga, Kenichi Mizuno, Satoru Hashimoto, Junji Yokoyama, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Toshifumi Wakai, Hajime Umezu, Shuji Terai
Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are extremely rare disease entities, and the extraluminal type is difficult to diagnose. These tumors have been misdiagnosed as pancreatic tumors; hence, pancreaticoduodenectomy has been performed, although partial duodenectomy can be performed if accurately diagnosed. Developing a diagnostic methodology including endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has allowed us to diagnose the tumor directly through the duodenum. Here, we present a case of a 50-year-old woman with a 27-mm diameter tumor in the pancreatic uncus on computed tomography scan...
December 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Tohru Okanishi, Ayataka Fujimoto, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Sotaro Kanai, Hirotaka Motoi, Yoichiro Homma, Hideo Enoki
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) leads to palliation of refractory seizures. Epileptic spasms (ES) and tonic spasms (TS) appear in children with West syndrome and symptomatic generalized epilepsy. Both types of spasms are often characterized by truncal muscular contractions and ictal electroencephalography (EEG) findings comprising the contiguous phases: phase 1) 15-20 Hz, spindle-like fast activity (occur in 70%), 2) diffuse polyphasic δ/θ waves (100%), and 3) electrodecremental activity (70%)...
December 15, 2017: Epilepsy Research
A Colón, X Guo, N Akanda, Y Cai, J J Hickman
Investigation of neuromuscular deficits and diseases such as SMA, as well as for next generation prosthetics, utilizing in vitro phenotypic models would benefit from the development of a functional neuromuscular reflex arc. The neuromuscular reflex arc is the system that integrates the proprioceptive information for muscle length and activity (sensory afferent), to modify motoneuron output to achieve graded muscle contraction (actuation efferent). The sensory portion of the arc is composed of proprioceptive sensory neurons and the muscle spindle, which is embedded in the muscle tissue and composed of intrafusal fibers...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
Mohammed Hakim Jafferali, Ricardo A Figueroa, Mehedi Hasan, Einar Hallberg
Muscles are developed and regenerated in a differentiation process called myogenesis, which involves components of the nuclear envelope. We have investigated Samp1 (Spindle Associated Membrane Protein 1), a transmembrane nuclear envelope protein, which interacts with emerin and lamin A, both of which are linked to Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD). We found that the levels of Samp1 increased seven-fold during differentiation of mouse C2C12 muscle progenitor cells. To test if Samp1 could have a role in myogenesis we developed stable C2C12 knockdown cell lines expressing short hairpin RNA targeting Samp1 expression...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
Yao-Wei Tzeng, Dai-Yu Li, Yvan Chen, Cheng-Hsiu Yang, Chih-Yun Chang, Yue-Li Juang
LMO7 (LIM domain only 7) is a transcription regulator for expression of many Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy-relevant genes, and binds to α-actinin and AF6/afadin at adherens junctions for epithelial cell-cell adhesion. In this study, we found that human LMO7 interacted with the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) protein MAD1. LMO7 colocalized with actin filaments at the cell membrane but did not colocalize with MAD1 at kinetochores in prometaphase. Our observations reveal that overexpression but not depletion of LMO7 caused a SAC defect, and that the LIM domain of LMO7 was a determinant of its ability to interfere with kinetochore localization of the SAC proteins MAD2 and BUBR1 and cause a SAC defect though the LIM peptide itself did neither bind to MAD1, MAD2 and BUBR1 nor localize to the actin filaments...
January 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Susumu Matsukuma, Oh Takahashi, Yoshitaka Utsumi, Kosuke Miyai, Hiroaki Takeo
To elucidate the frequency and histopathological features of gastrointestinal (GI) tract-like muscular walls developing in ovarian mature cystic teratoma (MCT), the present study examined 149 MCTs surgically removed from 126 females, including 23 bilateral cases. GI tract-like muscular walls were identified in 9 (7.1%) cases, and were accompanied by mucosa in 5 cases, muscularis mucosae in 5 cases, serosa in 5 cases and all of these components in 3 cases. The mean size of the GI tract-like structures was 0...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Hiroshi Sawayama, Naoya Yoshida, Yuji Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Uchihara, Tasuku Toihata, Taisuke Yagi, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yoshifumi Baba, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: Primary colonic and dedifferentiated liposarcomas are both remarkably rare. This work describes a case of primary colonic well-differentiated/dedifferentiated liposarcoma and reviews the clinical characteristics and current therapies for liposarcoma tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a submucosal tumor of the ascending colon. Clinical analysis by ultrasound colonoscopy and computed tomography revealed a partially ossified tumor with irregular edges continuous with the muscular layer...
August 30, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
Eriko Shibata, Fuminari Kaneko, Masaki Katayose
The afferent inputs from peripheral sensory receptors and efferent signals from the central nervous system that underlie intentional movement can contribute to kinesthetic perception. Previous studies have revealed that tendon vibration to wrist muscles elicits an excitatory response-known as the antagonist vibratory response-in muscles antagonistic to the vibrated muscles. Therefore, the present study aimed to further investigate the effect of tendon vibration combined with motor imagery on kinesthetic perception and muscular activation...
November 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
So Y Park, So Y Jang, Yoon K Shin, Byeol A Yoon, Hye J Lee, Hwan T Park
The neuregulin-1 (NRG1) signaling pathway plays an important role in the development of the peripheral neuromuscular system, including in muscle spindle and postnatal myelination. We previously showed that NRG1 on the axonal membrane regulates peripheral nerve myelination through Grb2-associated binder 1 (Gab1), a scaffolding mediator of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling. Here, we determined the role of Gab1 in the development of muscles and the muscle spindle using muscle-specific conditional Gab1 knockout mice...
July 5, 2017: Neuroreport
Ilhan Karacan, Muharrem Cidem, Mehmet Cidem, Kemal S Türker
The neuronal mechanisms underlying whole body vibration (WBV)-induced muscular reflex (WBV-IMR) are not well understood. To define a possible pathway for WBV-IMR, this study investigated the effects of WBV amplitude on WBV-IMR latency by surface electromyography analysis of the soleus muscle in human adult volunteers. The tendon (T) reflex was also induced to evaluate the level of presynaptic Ia inhibition during WBV. WBV-IMR latency was shorter when induced by low- as compared to medium- or high-amplitude WBV (33...
June 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Hongbiao Jing, Tailing Li, Shujian Zhai, Yan Xi, Qingda Meng
We describe a distinctive renal tumor, a myolipoosteoma (MLO), in an 11-year-old boy who presented with a 6-month history of slight right flank intermittent pain. A gross examination revealed a well-defined, 5.5 cm mass with bone-like consistency. The lesion histologically featured an admixture of mature adipose tissue, spindle cells, and bony components. No atypia, mitotic activity, or pleomorphisms were observed in the tumor. The spindle cells were smooth muscle actin (SMA) and desmin positive but HMB45 and Melan-A negative, indicating that they were of a muscular nature and differed from that of angiomyolipoma (AML)...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
Tao Liu
Finite element (FE) simulations of contractile responses of vascular muscular thin films (vMTFs) and endothelial cells resting on an array of microposts under stimulation of soluble factors were conducted in comparison with experimental measurements reported in the literature. Two types of constitutive models were employed in the simulations, i.e. smooth muscle cell type and non-smooth muscle cell type. The time histories of the effects of soluble factors were obtained via calibration against experimental measurements of contractile responses of tissues or cells...
August 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
Joachim Confais, Geehee Kim, Saeka Tomatsu, Tomohiko Takei, Kazuhiko Seki
If not properly regulated, the large amount of reafferent sensory signals generated by our own movement could destabilize the CNS. We investigated how input from peripheral nerves to spinal cord is modulated during behavior. We chronically stimulated the deep radial nerve (DR; proprioceptive, wrist extensors), the median nerve (M; mixed, wrist flexors and palmar skin) and the superficial radial nerve (SR; cutaneous, hand dorsum) while four monkeys performed a delayed wrist flexion-extension task. Spinal neurons putatively receiving direct sensory input were defined based on their evoked response latency following nerve stimulation...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Antonella Sferra, Gilbert Baillat, Teresa Rizza, Sabina Barresi, Elisabetta Flex, Giorgio Tasca, Adele D'Amico, Emanuele Bellacchio, Andrea Ciolfi, Viviana Caputo, Serena Cecchetti, Annalaura Torella, Ginevra Zanni, Daria Diodato, Emanuela Piermarini, Marcello Niceta, Antonietta Coppola, Enrico Tedeschi, Diego Martinelli, Carlo Dionisi-Vici, Vincenzo Nigro, Bruno Dallapiccola, Claudia Compagnucci, Marco Tartaglia, Georg Haase, Enrico Bertini
Tubulinopathies constitute a family of neurodevelopmental/neurodegenerative disorders caused by mutations in several genes encoding tubulin isoforms. Loss-of-function mutations in TBCE, encoding one of the five tubulin-specific chaperones involved in tubulin folding and polymerization, cause two rare neurodevelopmental syndromes, hypoparathyroidism-retardation-dysmorphism and Kenny-Caffey syndrome. Although a missense mutation in Tbce has been associated with progressive distal motor neuronopathy in the pmn/pmn mice, no similar degenerative phenotype has been recognized in humans...
October 6, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Ping Yang, Xudong Zhu, Lingling Wang, Nisar Ahmed, Yufei Huang, Hong Chen, Qian Zhang, Shakeeb Ullah, Tengfei Liu, Dawei Guo, Sarfaraz Ahmed Brohi, Qiusheng Chen
Telocytes are a novel type of interstitial cell that has been identified in many organs of mammals, but there is little information available on these cells in avian species. This study shows the latest findings associated with telocytes in the muscular layer and lamina propria of the magnum of chicken oviduct analyzed by transmission electron microscopy. Telocytes are characterized by telopodes, which are thin and long prolongations, and a small amount of cytoplasm rich with mitochondria. Spindle- or triangular-shaped telocytes were detected at various locations in the magnum...
January 24, 2017: Cell Transplantation
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