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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028122/atypical-alk-positive-spitz-tumors-with-9p21-homozygous-deletion-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Andrew J Rand, Wendy L Flejter, Christopher A Dowling, Linda M Brooke, Genevieve M Boland, Daniela Kroshinsky, Isaac R Rosenblum, Marier Hernandez-Perez, Julie D R Reimann
ALK rearrangements occur in up to 10% of spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms. No reported cases have shown homozygous deletion of 9p21 (CDKN2A) or gains of 6p25 (RREB1) or 11q13 (CCND1), which have been associated with aggressive clinical behavior. Here we report two unique cases. Case 1 occurred in a 9-year-old male with a 14-mm nodule on the anterior left thigh. Biopsy revealed an ALK-positive Spitz tumor containing an irregular nodule of densely packed melanocytes with increased mitoses and loss of p16 immunoreactivity...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026517/dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-coexisting-in-a-patient-with-a-vascular-malformation-a-rare-coincidence
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Parthena Deskoulidi, Michael Sofopoulos, Pantelis Diamantopoulos, Thaleia Nikolaidou, Nikolaos Maltzaris, Maria Theodorakopoulou, Christos Klonaris, Niki Arnogiannaki, Maria Kotrotsiou, Spiros Stavrianos
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with fibrosarcomatous differentiation (DFSP-FS) is a rare soft tissue tumor with more aggressive behavior and it is not clear what causes this type of skin cancer. We describe the case of a 48-year-old woman who was born with a vascular malformation in the sternal region and presented suddenly with a soft tissue sarcoma (DFSP-FS) in the same territory. She was initially treated by embolization as the sarcoma was misdiagnosed but the tumor within 6 months seemed to be growing rapidly and reached a giant dimension with ulceration and required surgical intervention...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026488/a-longitudinal-study-on-the-effects-of-negative-rearing-experiences-on-adolescents-social-withdrawal-and-aggression
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Kyung-Suk Lee, Ok-Joo Choi, Joon-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Children who have experienced negative rearing behaviors show a lack of self-confidence due to emotional instability and are reserved in interpersonal relationships. This can lead to failure in social adaptation and a high risk of depression, suicide, criminal acts, and anti-social behaviors. Therefore, this study aims to analyze the effects of experiencing negative parental rearing behaviors, such as neglect and abuse, on adolescents' social withdrawal and aggression, by utilizing multivariate latent growth models...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025374/the-prognostic-significance-of-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Hyunjin Park, Yangkyu Lee, Hyejung Lee, Jin-Won Kim, Jin-Hyeok Hwang, Jaihwan Kim, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Ho-Seong Han, Haeryoung Kim
Cancer-associated fibroblasts are abundant in the desmoplastic stroma of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas and are considered to play important roles in tumor progression. In this study, we investigated the expression status of secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine, periostin, fibroblast-activated protein, and the newly developed proCOL11A1 antibody in the stroma of surgically resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas and their prognostic implications. Tissue microarrays were constructed from 155 surgically resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas and paired non-neoplastic pancreata and from another independent set of 48 normal/benign pancreata, and immunohistochemical stains were performed for proCOL11A1, fibroblast-activated protein, secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine, and periostin...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025287/-incidence-and-treatment-of-extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-nasal-type-hungarian-experiences
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Annamária Bakos, Árpád Szomor, Tamás Schneider, Zsófia Miltényi, Imelda Marton, Zita Borbényi, Judit Pammer, László Krenács, Enikő Bagdi, Klára Piukovics
INTRODUCTION: Extranodal natural killer/T (NK/T) cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKTL) represents a rare subtype of T-cell lymphomas with aggressive clinical behavior according to WHO 2016 classification. AIM: ENKTL has distinctive geographic distribution with higher incidence in Asia and Latin America (10% of all non-Hodgkin lymphoma cases), than in Europe and North America (<1%). ENKTL tipically origins from nasopharynx and upper aerodigestive tract. Anthracycline-based chemotherapy regimens are largely ineffective in the treatment of ENKTL...
October 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024629/the-role-of-wt1-isoforms-in-vasculogenic-mimicry-and-metastatic-potential-of-human-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Rassanee Bissanum, Kriengsak Lirdprapamongkol, Jisnuson Svasti, Raphatphorn Navakanitworakul, Kanyanatt Kanokwiroon
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is highly aggressive and has a few therapeutic treatments, so new targeted therapy and biomarkers are required to provide alternative choices for treating TNBC patients. Recent studies showed that vasculogenic mimicry (VM), the formation of blood channels by aggressive cancer cells that mimic endothelial cells, is a factor contributing to poor prognosis in TNBC. Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) gene has been found to be highly expressed in TNBC, and has 4 major distinct isoforms; isoform A (-17AA/-KTS; -/-), isoform B (+17AA/-KTS; +/-), isoform C (-17AA/+KTS; -/+) and isoform D (+17AA/+KTS; +/+)...
October 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024431/the-cytoarchitecture-of-the-telencephalon-of-betta-splendens-regan-1910-perciformes-anabantoidei-with-a-stereological-approach-to-the-supracommissural-and-postcommissural-nuclei
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Ângelo Cássio Magalhães Horn, Alberto A Rasia-Filho
Teleostean fish brains are useful models to study cellular and functional specializations along the phylogenesis. The Betta splendens Regan 1910 (Siamese fighting fish; Perciformes:Anabantoidei) is known for its aggressive display, courtship behavior, nest building, and offspring care. Here we present novel and detailed data about the cytoarchitecture of the olfactory bulb and the telencephalic hemispheres of this fish. The hematoxylin-eosin and Nissl techniques served to identify each brain nucleus (n=19 males and n=21 females) and the stereological evaluation of the numerical density of cells and the proportion of neurons and glial cells in the ventral telencephalon supracommissural (Vs) and postcommissural (Vp) nuclei of adult males and females...
October 10, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024124/examining-a-dual-process-model-of-desensitization-and-hypersensitization-to-community-violence-in-african-american-male-adolescents
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Noni K Gaylord-Harden, Grace J Bai, Dusan Simic
The purpose of the current study was to examine a dual-process model of reactivity to community violence exposure in African American male adolescents from urban communities. The model focused on desensitization and hypersensitization effects as well as desensitization and hypersensitization as predictors of aggressive behavior. Participants were 133 African American male high school students, mean age = 15.17 years, SD = 0.96. Participants completed measures of exposure to community violence, depressive symptoms, hyperarousal symptoms, aggressive beliefs, and aggressive behaviors at two time points...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023911/genomic-diversity-and-population-structure-of-mexican-and-spanish-bovine-lidia-breed
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P G Eusebi, O Cortés, S Dunner, J Cañón
The Lidia bovine breed is distinguished for its low genetic exchangeability given its selection on aggressive behavior, its management uniqueness and its subdivided structure. In this study, we present a comprehensive genome-wide analysis of genetic diversity, population structure and admixture of 468 animals from Mexican and Spanish Lidia breed populations and 64 samples belonging to 10 Spanish native and American-creole breeds using 37 148 single nucleotide polymorphisms. We found similar average inbreeding values in the Lidia breed, with different distributions within groups; variability of inbreeding values among Spanish lineages was significant and no differences were found among the Mexican sub-populations...
October 11, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022641/-familial-isolated-pituitary-adenomas-fipa-case-report-of-four-families-and-review-of-literature
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Joanna Elżbieta Malicka, Joanna Świrska, Maria Kurowska, Marta Dudzińska, Jerzy S Tarach
BackgroundThe majority of pituitary adenomas are sporadic, but about 5% of them occur in a familial setting, predominantly in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and Carney complex. Familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA), unrelated to the syndromes mentioned above, were also described. The clinical course of FIPA differs significantly from sporadic cases, and is characterized by a larger tumor size, more aggressive course and younger patients' age at the moment of recognition. ObjectivesThe aim of this retrospective study is to present 4 families in which two closely related people were diagnosed with pituitary adenomas...
October 12, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021768/endogenous-oxytocin-vasopressin-and-aggression-in-domestic-dogs
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Evan L MacLean, Laurence R Gesquiere, Margaret E Gruen, Barbara L Sherman, W Lance Martin, C Sue Carter
Aggressive behavior in dogs poses public health and animal welfare concerns, however the biological mechanisms regulating dog aggression are not well understood. We investigated the relationships between endogenous plasma oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP)-neuropeptides that have been linked to affiliative and aggressive behavior in other mammalian species-and aggression in domestic dogs. We first validated enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) for the measurement of free (unbound) and total (free + bound) OT and AVP in dog plasma...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019324/clinico-hematological-profile-of-184-patients-with-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-an-experience-from-southern-pakistan
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Sadia Sultan, Syed Mohammed Irfan, Anila Rashid, Saira Parveen, Neesha Nawaz
BACKGROUND: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a diverse group of lymphoma comprises of divergent tumors with paradoxical clinical behaviors and potential difference in response to therapy. We conducted a data-base analysis on NHL patients to evaluate the clinico-epidemiological features and WHO spectrum of NHL in Pakistani patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted over a period of 5 years from January 2011 to December 2015 at Hematology department of Liaquat National Hospital...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019044/hobnail-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Francesca Ambrosi, Alberto Righi, Costantino Ricci, Lori A Erickson, Ricardo V Lloyd, Sofia Asioli
Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common thyroid malignancy and it is usually associated with a good prognosis. However, recurrence, metastases, and cancer death may occur in 10 to 15% of patients with more aggressive types of papillary thyroid carcinoma, such as tall cell, columnar cell, solid variant, or the more recently described hobnail variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Papillary thyroid carcinoma with a prominent hobnail pattern is a moderately differentiated papillary thyroid carcinoma variant with aggressive clinical behavior and significant mortality...
October 10, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018617/perch-perca-fluviatilis-show-a-directional-preference-for-but-do-not-increase-attacks-toward-prey-in-response-to-water-borne-cortisol
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Lindsay J Henderson, Mary R Ryan, Hannah M Rowland
In freshwater environments, chemosensory cues play an important role in predator-prey interactions. Prey use a variety of chemosensory cues to detect and avoid predators. However, whether predators use the chemical cues released by disturbed or stressed prey has received less attention. Here we tested the hypothesis that the disturbance cue cortisol, in conjunction with visual cues of prey, elevates predatory behavior. We presented predators (perch, Perca fluviatilis) with three chemosensory choice tests and recorded their location, orientation, and aggressive behavior...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018407/dose-dependent-and-lasting-influences-of-intranasal-vasopressin-on-face-processing-in-men
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Daniel Price, Debra Burris, Anna Cloutier, Carol B Thompson, James K Rilling, Richmond R Thompson
Arginine vasopressin (AVP) and related peptides have diverse effects on social behaviors in vertebrates, sometimes promoting affiliative interactions and sometimes aggressive or antisocial responses. The type of influence, in at least some species, depends on social contexts, including the sex of the individuals in the interaction and/or on the levels of peptide within brain circuits that control the behaviors. To determine if AVP promotes different responses to same- and other-sex faces in men, and if those effects are dose dependent, we measured the effects of two doses of AVP on subjective ratings of male and female faces...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017393/expression-of-hsa-let-7b-5p-hsa-let-7f-5p-and-hsa-mir-222-3p-and-their-putative-targets-hmga2-and-cdkn1b-in-typical-and-atypical-carcinoid-tumors-of-the-lung
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Pietro Di Fazio, Moritz Maass, Silvia Roth, Christian Meyer, Joana Grups, Peter Rexin, Detlef K Bartsch, Andreas Kirschbaum
Typical and atypical carcinoid tumors belong to the neuroendocrine lung tumors. They have low recurrence and proliferation rate, lymph node, and distant metastases. Nevertheless, these tumors have shown a more aggressive behavior. In the last years, microRNAs were screened as new tumor markers for their potential diagnostic and therapeutic relevance. The expression of hsa-let-7b-5p, hsa-let-7f-5p, hsa-miR-222-3p, and their targets HMGA2 (high-mobility group A2) and CDKN1B (cyclin-dependent kynase inhibitor 1B, p27(kip1)) was evaluated in this rare small group of patients...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017093/personality-pathology-and-intentional-self-harm-cross-cutting-insights-from-categorical-and-dimensional-models
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REVIEW
Brianna J Turner, Hyejin M Jin, Michael D Anestis, Katherine L Dixon-Gordon, Kim L Gratz
This paper reviews current literature on the links between personality pathology and intentional self-harm, including nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal behaviors. Specifically, this review highlights recent advances stemming from longitudinal, epidemiological, and health registry studies, as well as emerging research on pathological personality traits and intentional self-harm, and integrates current knowledge across dimensional and categorical frameworks to provide recommendations for clinical practice and future research...
September 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016850/mice-lacking-cyclin-dependent-kinase-like-5-manifest-autistic-and-adhd-like-behaviors
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Cian-Ling Jhang, Tzyy-Nan Huang, Yi-Ping Hsueh, Wenlin Liao
Neurodevelopmental disorders frequently share common clinical features and appear high rate of comorbidity, such as those present in patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). While characterizing behavioral phenotypes in the mouse model of cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 (CDKL5) disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the X-linked gene encoding CDKL5, we found that these mice manifested behavioral phenotypes mimicking multiple key features of ASD, such as impaired social interaction and communication, as well as increased stereotypic digging behaviors...
October 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993631/establishment-of-a-repeated-social-defeat-stress-model-in-female-mice
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Aki Takahashi, Jia-Ru Chung, Song Zhang, Hongxing Zhang, Yael Grossman, Hossein Aleyasin, Meghan E Flanigan, Madeline L Pfau, Caroline Menard, Dani Dumitriu, Georgia E Hodes, Bruce S McEwen, Eric J Nestler, Ming-Hu Han, Scott J Russo
Numerous studies have employed repeated social defeat stress (RSDS) to study the neurobiological mechanisms of depression in rodents. An important limitation of RSDS studies to date is that they have been conducted exclusively in male mice due to the difficulty of initiating attack behavior directed toward female mice. Here, we establish a female mouse model of RSDS by inducing male aggression toward females through chemogenetic activation of the ventrolateral subdivision of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMHvl)...
October 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993465/camp-signaling-mediates-behavioral-flexibility-and-consolidation-of-social-status-in-drosophila-aggression
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Nitin Singh Chouhan, Krithika Mohan, Aurnab Ghose
Social rituals, like male-male aggression in Drosophila, are often stereotyped and the component behavioral patterns modular. The likelihood of transition from one behavioral pattern to another is malleable by experience and confers flexibility to the behavioral repertoire. Experience-dependent modification of innate aggressive behavior in flies alters fighting strategies during fights and establishes dominant-subordinate relationships. Dominance hierarchies resulting from agonistic encounters are consolidated to longer lasting social status-dependent behavioral modifications resulting in a robust loser effect...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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