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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216876/wheatgrass-extract-ameliorates-hypoxia-induced-mucin-gene-expression-in-a549-cells
#1
Ju Hwan Sim, Moon-Hee Choi, Hyun-Jae Shin, Ji-Eun Lee
BACKGROUND: Wheatgrass is known to have antioxidant, antiaging, and anti-inflammatory effect. However, its protective effect against hypoxia is not yet evaluated. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated the protective and anti-inflammatory effect of wheatgrass against the hypoxia in airway epithelial cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells were incubated in a hypoxic condition (CO2 5%/O2 1%) for 24 hr in the presence of different concentration of wheatgrass 50, 75, 100, and 150 μg/mL, and the magnitude of each immunologic response produced by the A549 cells was compared...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198987/the-content-of-mucin-muc-2-3-and-4-antigens-in-the-bronchial-mucosa-membrane-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-during-acute-exacerbation-initial-report
#2
Svetlana Kovalenko, Andrey Dorofieiev
INTRODUCTION: Changes in mucin production and dyscrinia are common features of inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Immunohistochemical assessment of MUC-2, MUC-3, MUC-4 expression in the integumentary epithelium, goblet cells, the epithelium of mucous glands and stroma fusiform cells of the bronchial mucosa of COPD patients during an infectious and noninfectious exacerbation was performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 30 patients with stage III COPD were enrolled to the study...
2017: Adv Respir Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188751/r1-immunohistochemical-study-of-mucins-in-human-intestinal-spirochetosis
#3
Sho Ogata, Ken Shimizu, Susumu Tominaga, Kuniaki Nakanishi
Most patients with human intestinal spirochetosis (HIS; a colorectal bacterial infection caused by Brachyspira species) seem asymptomatic, and its pathogenicity remains unclear. Recently, alterations in mucin expression were reported in animal Brachyspira infection. The present question was "Is mucin expression altered in HIS?". Using antibodies for MUCs 1, 2, 4, 5 AC, and 6, we immunohistochemically compared 215 specimens from 83 histology-confirmed HIS cases with 106 specimens from 26 non-HIS cases. Positive staining (which included even focal positive staining) was rated "high (+)" or "low (+)"...
February 8, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188678/prophylactic-ureteric-stents-in-renal-transplant-recipients-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-early-versus-late-removal
#4
Pareeta Patel, Irene Rebollo-Mesa, Elizabeth Ryan, Manish D Sinha, Stephen D Marks, Neal Banga, Iain C Macdougall, Michelle C Webb, Geoff Koffman, Jonathon Olsburgh
Prophylactic ureteric stenting in renal transplantation reduces major urological complications (MUCs). There is however morbidity related to the indwelling duration of a stent, we aimed to determine the optimal duration for stents in this clinical setting. Patients (aged 2-75 years) from 6 UK hospitals undergoing renal transplantation were recruited and randomly assigned, to either early stent removal at 5 days (without cystoscopy) or late at 6 weeks post-transplantation (with cystoscopy). The primary outcome was a composite of stent-related complications defined as pain, visible haematuria, migration, fragmentation, and urinary tract infections (UTIs) within 3 months of transplantation...
February 11, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166974/endometrial-mrna-expression-of-selected-pro-inflammatory-factors-and-mucins-in-repeat-breeder-cows-with-and-without-subclinical-endometritis
#5
K Wagener, H Pothmann, I Prunner, S Peter, R Erber, C Aurich, M Drillich, C Gabler
Repeat breeder cows (RBC) are defined as cyclic cows without clinical abnormalities that fail to conceive after at least three subsequent inseminations. Previous studies have elucidated cellular defence mechanisms in the bovine uterus but detailed information on inflammatory events of endometrial cells in RBC is still lacking. Thus, the objective of this study was to analyse endometrial mRNA expression of selected transcripts associated with uterine inflammatory processes. Cytobrush samples from 91 RBC and 11 synchronised heifers with no history of gynaecological abnormalities (controls, CON) were collected...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138305/physical-and-chemical-characteristics-of-mucin-secreted-by-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-pmp
#6
Krishna Pillai, Javed Akhter, Ahmed Mekkawy, Terence C Chua, David L Morris
Background: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare disease with excess intraperitoneal mucin secretion. Treatment involves laparotomy, cytoreduction and chemotherapy that is very invasive with patients often acquiring numerous compromises. Hence a mucolytic comprising of bromelain and N-acetyl cystein has been developed to solubilise mucin in situ for removal by catherization. Owing to differences in mucin appearance and hardness, dissolution varies. Therefore the current study investigates the inter-mucin physical and chemical characteristics, in order to reformulate an effective mucolytic for all mucin...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133262/-a-case-of-recurrent-esophagogastric-junction-cancer-responding-to-trastuzumab
#7
Yuta Kobayashi, Motohiro Hirao, Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Sakae Maeda, Mamoru Uemura, Masakazu Miyake, Naoki Hama, Atsushi Miyamoto, Michihiko Miyazaki, Masataka Ikeda, Shoji Nakamori, Mitsugu Sekimoto, Kiyoshi Mori, Masayuki Mano
We report a case of recurrent esophagogastric junction cancer successfully treated with chemotherapy including trastuzumab. A 66-year-old man reporting black stool was examined, and through upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was found to have a tumor at the esophagogastric junction. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery of the esophagus with 3-field lymph node dissection was performed. The final diagnosis was adenocarcinoma(tub1-pap-muc), pT3N3M0, pStage III C. The tumor was at the squamo-columnar junction and classified as Siewert type II ...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133254/-report-of-a-successful-case-of-combined-modality-therapy-for-a-patient-with-local-recurrence-of-rectal-cancer
#8
Nobutada Fukino, Kazutoshi Kida, Youichi Kuboi, Kenji Mimatsu, Sadao Amano
A 67-year-old man underwent abdominoperinealresection for rectalcancer (Rb, tub2>muc, A, N1, H0, P0, M0, Cy1, Stage III a). We administered mFOLFOX6 as adjuvant chemotherapy for 6 months. Twenty-seven months after surgery, his serum tumor marker level was increased, and local recurrence in the left rear of the prostate was detected by pelvic CT. The patient selected radiation(50 Gy/25 Fr), after rejecting resection for the local recurrence. After radiation, we performed chemotherapy combined with bevacizumab...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119748/mometasone-furoate-suppresses-pma-induced-muc-5ac-and-muc-2-production-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#9
Orapan Poachanukoon, Sittichai Koontongkaew, Paopanga Monthanapisut, Napaporn Pattanacharoenchai
BACKGROUND: Mucus hypersecretion from airway epithelium is a characteristic feature of airway inflammatory diseases. Tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) regulates mucin synthesis. Glucocorticoids including mometasone fuorate (MF) have been used to attenuate airway inflammation. However, effects of MF on mucin production have not been reported. METHODS: Effects of MF and budesonide (BUD) on the phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA)-induction of mucin and TNF-α in human airway epithelial cells (NCI-H292) were investigated in the present study...
January 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116088/radiotherapy-and-mva-muc1-il-2-vaccine-act-synergistically-for-inducing-specific-immunity-to-muc-1-tumor-antigen
#10
Gilda G Hillman, Lyndsey A Reich, Shoshana E Rothstein, Lisa M Abernathy, Matthew D Fountain, Kali Hankerd, Christopher K Yunker, Joseph T Rakowski, Eric Quemeneur, Philippe Slos
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that tumor irradiation potentiates cancer vaccines using genetic modification of tumor cells in murine tumor models. To investigate whether tumor irradiation augments the immune response to MUC1 tumor antigen, we have tested the efficacy of tumor irradiation combined with an MVA-MUC1-IL2 cancer vaccine (Transgene TG4010) for murine renal adenocarcinoma (Renca) cells transfected with MUC1. METHODS: Established subcutaneous Renca-MUC1 tumors were treated with 8 Gy radiation on day 11 and peritumoral injections of MVA-MUC1-IL2 vector on day 12 and 17, or using a reverse sequence of vaccine followed by radiation...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107977/ultrasensitive-detection-of-mucin-1-biomarker-by-immuno-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification
#11
Hongmei Cao, Xueen Fang, Haipeng Li, Hua Li, Jilie Kong
Mucin 1 (MUC-1), a glycoprotein over-expressed on most malignant epithelial cell surfaces, such as colorectal, lung, prostate, pancreatic, ovarian, and bladder carcinomas, has been confirmed as a useful biomarker for the diagnosis of early cancers. Therefore, it is very important for early cancer diagnoses to develop the sensitive and specific detection approach of MUC-1. In this paper, we report a novel technique of aptamer-based Immuno-Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (Im-LAMP) for the quantitative detection of MUC-1 by MUC-1 aptamer with high affinity for MUC-1...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106268/innate-immune-defense-in-the-inner-ear-mucines-are-expressed-by-the-human-endolymphatic-sac
#12
Martin N Møller, Svend Kirkeby, Per Cayé-Thomasen
The human endolymphatic sac has been shown recently to have immunological capacities and has thus been proposed as the main entity protecting the inner ear from pathogen invasion, equivalent to mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). Although the sac expresses molecules of the innate immune system, the potential expression of members of the important mucin family has not been detailed. Thus, this paper explores endolymphatic sac expression of a number of mucins and mucin precursors. Twelve fresh tissue samples from the human endolymphatic sac were obtained during translabyrinthine surgery...
February 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095754/3d-co-culture-of-meniscal-cells-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-collagen-type-i-hydrogel-on-a-small-intestinal-matrix-a-pilot-study-towards-equine-meniscus-tissue-engineering
#13
Antje Kremer, Iris Ribitsch, Jenny Reboredo, Julia Dürr, Monika Egerbacher, Florien Jenner, Heike Walles
Meniscal injuries are the most frequently encountered soft tissue injuries in the equine stifle joint. Due to the inherent limited repair potential of meniscal tissue, meniscal injuries do not only affect the meniscus itself but also lead to impaired joint homeostasis and secondary osteoarthritis. The presented study compares 3D co-culture constructs of primary equine mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and meniscus cells (MC) seeded on three different scaffolds - a cell-laden collagen type I hydrogel (Col I gel), a tissue-derived small intestinal matrix scaffold (SIS-muc) and a combination thereof - for their qualification to be applied for meniscus tissue engineering...
January 18, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088838/re-evaluation-of-phenotypic-expression-in-differentiated-type-early-adenocarcinoma-of-the-stomach
#14
Masato Hayakawa, Ken Nishikura, Yoichi Ajioka, Yutaka Aoyagi, Shuji Terai
A total of 313 cases of differentiated-type early gastric adenocarcinomas, including 113 cases of small-sized carcinoma (5< × ≤10 mm) and 121 cases of microcarcinoma (0< × ≤5 mm), were examined immunohistochemically to clarify the phenotypic expressions. They were classified into four categories (gastric phenotype (G-type), intestinal phenotype, gastrointestinal phenotype, and null phenotype) by a two-step process: the phenotype based on an immunoprofile of mucin core proteins (MUCs) with CDX2 (w/...
January 15, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057747/complete-genome-sequence-of-akkermansia-glycaniphila-strain-pytt-a-mucin-degrading-specialist-of-the-reticulated-python-gut
#15
Janneke P Ouwerkerk, Jasper J Koehorst, Peter J Schaap, Jarmo Ritari, Lars Paulin, Clara Belzer, Willem M de Vos
Akkermansia glycaniphila is a novel Akkermansia species that was isolated from the intestine of the reticulated python and shares the capacity to degrade mucin with the human strain Akkermansia muciniphila Muc(T) Here, we report the complete genome sequence of strain Pyt(T) of 3,074,121 bp. The genomic analysis reveals genes for mucin degradation and aerobic respiration.
January 5, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053814/a-concurrence-of-adenocarcinoma-with-micropapillary-features-and-composite-glandular-endocrine-cell-carcinoma-in-the-stomach
#16
Ji-Hoon Kim, Dae-Woon Eom, Cheon-Soo Park, Jae-Young Kwak, Eun-Hwa Park, Jin-Ho Kwak, Hyuk-Jae Jang, Kun-Moo Choi, Myung-Sik Han
We report a unique case of synchronous double primary gastric cancer consisting of adenocarcinoma components with micropapillary features and composite glandular-endocrine cell carcinoma components. The patient was a 53-year-old man presenting with a 6-month history of epigastric pain and diarrhea. A subtotal gastrectomy was performed. Histologically, one tumor was composed of micropapillary carcinoma components (50%) with tight clusters of micropapillary aggregates lying in the empty spaces, admixed with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma components...
December 2016: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045589/dietary-selenium-protects-adiponectin-knockout-mice-against-chronic-inflammation-induced-colon-cancer
#17
Arpit Saxena, Raja Fayad, Kamaljeet Kaur, Samantha Truman, Julian Greer, James A Carson, Anindya Chanda
Selenium (Se) is an essential dietary micronutrient that has been examined for protection against different types of cancers including colon cancer. Despite an established inverse association between Se and chronic inflammation induced colon cancer (CICC), the mechanistic understanding of Se's protective effects requires additional in-vivo studies using preclinical animal models of CICC. Adiponectin (APN) is an adipocytokine that is protective against CICC as well. However, its role in the anti-mutagenic effects of the Se-diet remains unknown...
January 3, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040470/establishment-and-characterization-of-an-in-vitro-human-small-airway-model-smallair%C3%A2
#18
Song Huang, Bernadett Boda, Jimmy Vernaz, Emilie Ferreira, Ludovic Wiszniewski, Samuel Constant
We report here the establishment and characterization of an in vitro human small airway model (SmallAir™). The epithelial cells were isolated from the distal lungs by enzymatic digestion. After amplification, the cells were seeded on the microporous membrane of Transwell inserts. Once confluent, the cultures were switched to air-liquid interface. After 3 weeks of culture, the epithelium became fully differentiated, with morphology of columnar epithelium, and a thickness of 10-15 μm. Most significantly, CC-10, a specific marker of Club cells, was highly expressed in SmallAir™...
December 28, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002540/gallbladder-carcinoma-a-rare-cause-of-pyloric-duodenal-stenosis
#19
Zizi Niculescu, Victoria Ulmeanu, Mihaela Maria Ghinea, Liliana Mocanu, Costin Niculescu, Mircea Grigorian
Pyloric duodenal stenosis is usually caused by pyloric, juxtapyloric or duodenal ulcer, or by postbulbar ulcer. Gallbladder cancer (GBC), duodenal diverticula, annular pancreas and superior mesenteric artery syndrome (Wilkie's syndrome) are rare causes of pyloric duodenal stenosis. The case of a 66-year-old female patient is presented. The patient was admitted to hospital presenting anorexia, repeated alimentary vomiting, epigastric pain, and weight loss. Objective clinical examination upon admission: clapotage à jeun is present, triggered by tapping the epigastric region...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981577/the-clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-atezolizumab-in-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma
#20
Mark Stroh, Helen Winter, Mathilde Marchand, Laurent Claret, Steve Eppler, Jane Ruppel, Oyewale Abidoye, Siew Leng Teng, Wan-Ting Lin, Sheila Dayog, Rene Bruno, Jin Jin, Sandhya Girish
Atezolizumab, a humanized immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) monoclonal antibody targeting human programmed death-ligand 1, is FDA-approved in metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) and is being investigated in various malignancies. This analysis, based upon 906 patients from two Phase I and one Phase II mUC studies, is the first report of the clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of atezolizumab. Atezolizumab exhibited linear pharmacokinetics over a dose range of 1 - 20 mg/kg, including the labeled 1200 mg dose...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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