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Francesco Pierconti, Patrizia Straccia, Sacco Emilio, Pier Francesco Bassi, Ivana De Pascalis, Rita C Marques, Metka Volavsek, Luigi M Larocca, Antonio Lopez-Beltran
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March 14, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
Hanwen Tian, Junming Miao, Fumei Zhang, Feng Xiong, Feimei Zhu, Jinyu Li, Xiaoying Wang, Shanzhe Chen, Junli Chen, Ning Huang, Yi Wang
The urinary tract is vulnerable to frequent challenges from environmental microflora. Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) makes a major contribution to urinary tract infection (UTI). Previous studies have characterized positive roles of non-histone nuclear protein HMGN2 in lung epithelial innate immune response. In the study presented here, we found HMGN2 expression was up-regulated in UPEC J96-infected urothelium. Surprisingly, over-expression of HMGN2 promoted disruption of BECs 5637 cells' intercellular junctions by down-regulating tight junction (TJs) components' expression and physical structure under J96 infection...
March 17, 2018: Acta Biochimica Polonica
Takahiro Yoshida, Nikolai A Sopko, Max Kates, Xiaopu Liu, Gregory Joice, David J McConkey, Trinity J Bivalacqua
There has been increasing awareness of the importance of three-dimensional culture of cancer cells. Tumor cells growing as multicellular spheroids in three-dimensional culture, alternatively called organoids, are widely believed to more closely mimic solid tumors in situ . Previous studies concluded that the Wnt/β-catenin pathway is required for regeneration of the normal urothelium after injury and that β-catenin is upregulated in human bladder cancers, but no clear evidence has been advanced to support the idea that the Wnt/β-catenin pathway is directly involved in deregulated proliferation and the other malignant characteristics of bladder cancer cells...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Ferdinando Fusco, Massimiliano Creta, Cosimo De Nunzio, Valerio Iacovelli, Francesco Mangiapia, Vincenzo Li Marzi, Enrico Finazzi Agrò
BACKGROUND: Bladder outlet obstruction is a common urological condition. We aimed to summarize available evidences about bladder outlet obstruction-induced molecular and morphological alterations occurring in human bladder. METHODS: We performed a literature search up to December 2017 including clinical and preclinical basic research studies on humans. The following search terms were combined: angiogenesis, apoptosis, bladder outlet obstruction, collagen, electron microscopy, extracellular matrix, fibrosis, hypoxia, histology, inflammation, innervation, ischemia, pressure, proliferation, remodeling, suburothelium, smooth muscle cells, stretch, urothelium...
March 9, 2018: BMC Urology
Satoshi Inoue, Hiroki Ide, Kazutoshi Fujita, Taichi Mizushima, Guiyang Jiang, Takashi Kawahara, Seiji Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Fushimi, Norio Nonomura, Hiroshi Miyamoto
Using preclinical models, we have recently found that ELK1, a transcriptional factor that activates downstream targets, including c-fos proto-oncogene, induces bladder cancer outgrowth. Here, we immunohistochemically determined the expression status of phospho-ELK1, an activated form of ELK1, in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUTUC). Overall, phospho-ELK1 was positive in 47 (47.5%; 37 weak (1+) and 10 moderate (2+)) of 99 UUTUCs, which was significantly ( P = 0.002) higher than in benign urothelium (21 (25...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Liming Dong, Yanpei Li, Dongwei Xue, Yili Liu
The role of protein l-isoaspartate (d-aspartate) O-methyltransferase (PCMT1) in human cancer was generally cognized. The clinical significance and biological function of PCMT1 in bladder cancer is still unknown. PCMT1 mRNA and protein expression levels in bladder cancer tissues and cell lines were detected by qRT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, or western blot. The correlation between PCMT1 expression and clinicopathological factors was analyzed through immunohistochemistry in 108 bladder cancer patients. Loss-of-function and gain-of-function studies were conducted to explore the biological function of PCMT1 in bladder cancer cell lines in regulating cell proliferation, migration, and invasion...
March 8, 2018: IUBMB Life
C Wasén, M Ekstrand, M Levin, D Giglio
PURPOSE: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr)-targeted therapy may be used in subgroups of patients with urinary bladder cancer. Here we assessed the role of EGFr in urothelial proliferation and migration in a two- and three-dimensional cell culture system. METHODS: UROtsa cells derived from normal urothelium and malignant T24 cells were cultured in a Type I collagen gel. Proliferation and migration of urothelial cells, in the absence and presence of the EGFr inhibitor cetuximab, were assessed with a proliferation test (ATCC) and with the Axioplan 2 imaging microscope with a motorized stage (Carl Zeiss), respectively...
March 5, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Nathália P Souza, Gordon C Hard, Lora L Arnold, Kirk W Foster, Karen L Pennington, Samuel M Cohen
Chronic progressive nephropathy (CPN) occurs commonly in rats, more frequently and severely in males than females. High-grade CPN is characterized by increased layers of the renal papilla lining, designated as urothelial hyperplasia in the International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria classification. However, urothelium lining the pelvis is not equivalent to the epithelium lining the papilla. To evaluate whether the epithelium lining the renal papilla is actually urothelial in nature and whether CPN-associated multicellularity represents proliferation, kidney tissues from aged rats with CPN, from rats with multicellularity of the renal papilla epithelium of either low-grade or marked severity, and from young rats with normal kidneys were analyzed and compared...
January 1, 2018: Toxicologic Pathology
Wei Shan Lim, Kenneth Chen, Tsung Wen Chong, Gordon Minru Xiong, William R Birch, Jisheng Pan, Bae Hoon Lee, Pei Shan Er, Abhijit Vijay Salvekar, Subbu S Venkatraman, Yingying Huang
A bilayer swellable drug-eluting ureteric stent (BSDEUS) is engineered and implemented, as a sustained drug delivery platform technology that enhances localized drug delivery to the highly impermeable urothelium, for the treatment of urothelial diseases such as strictures and carcinomas. On deployment, the device swells to co-apt with the ureteric wall and ensure drug availability to these tissues. BSDEUS consists of a stent spray-coated with a polymeric drug containing polylactic acid-co-caprolactone (PLC) layer which is overlaid by a swellable polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEGDA) based hydrogel...
February 20, 2018: Biomaterials
Giovanni Schinzari, Ernesto Rossi, Francesco Pierconti, Giovanna Garufi, Santa Monterisi, Antonia Strippoli, Ettore D'Argento, Alessandra Cassano, Carlo Barone
Vinflunine is the only cytotoxic agent tested as a second line therapy in transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium in a phase III trial. It is not largely employed in clinical practice because of the high incidence of grade 3-4 toxicity. We evaluated efficacy and safety of Vinflunine at the dose of 280 mg/m2 every 3 weeks associated with primary prophylaxis with granulocyte growth factors and laxatives for patients progressed after platinum + Gemcitabine. Overall survival was 8.5 months, progression-free survival 4...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Mieke T J Bus, Paul Cernohorsky, Daniel M de Bruin, Sybren L Meijer, Geert J Streekstra, Dirk J Faber, Guido M Kamphuis, Patricia J Zondervan, Marcel van Herk, Maria P Laguna Pes, Maik J Grundeken, Martin J Brandt, Theo M de Reijke, Jean J M C H de la Rosette, Ton G van Leeuwen
Minimal invasive endoscopic treatment for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUT-UC) is advocated in patients with low-risk disease and limited tumor volume. Diagnostic ureterorenoscopy combined with biopsy is the diagnostic standard. This study aims to evaluate two alternative diagnostic techniques for UUT-UC: optical coherence tomography (OCT) and endoluminal ultrasound (ELUS). Following nephroureterectomy, OCT, ELUS, and computed tomography (CT) were performed of the complete nephroureterectomy specimen...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
Mohamed Galal El Shatoury, Ling DeYoung, Eva Turley, Arjang Yazdani, Sumit Dave
INTRODUCTION: Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) is a neurotoxin that inhibits acetylcholine release by cleaving cytosolic synaptosome-associated protein 25 (SNAP-25) and results in bladder relaxation. A BTX-A intravesical injection has been established as an effective option for treating detrusor overactivity. STUDY DESIGN: Sixty female Sprague Dawley rats were equally divided into control and experimental groups. Control Groups 1 to 3 received: BTX-A 10 units + saline instillation; hyaluronan-phosphatidylethanolamine (HA-PE) 0...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Christina B Ching, Sudipti Gupta, Birong Li, Hanna Cortado, Nicholas Mayne, Ashley R Jackson, Kirk M McHugh, Brian Becknell
The signaling networks regulating antimicrobial activity during urinary tract infection (UTI) are incompletely understood. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels increase with UTI severity, but the specific contributions of IL-6 to host immunity against bacterial uropathogens are unknown. To clarify this we tested whether IL-6 activates the Stat3 transcription factor, to drive a program of antimicrobial peptide gene expression in infected urothelium during UTI. Transurethral inoculation of uropathogenic Escherichia coli led to IL-6 secretion, urothelial Stat3 phosphorylation, and activation of antimicrobial peptide transcription, in a Toll-like receptor 4-dependent manner in a murine model of cystitis...
February 20, 2018: Kidney International
Ming Lu, Jian-Ri Li, Lery Alvarez-Lugo, Yan Li, Shan Yu, Xuanhao Li, Benkang Shi, Toby C Chai
Bladder urothelium plays an active role in response to bacterial infection. There is little known about the electrophysiological activity in urothelial cells in this process. We used a non-enzymatic method to isolate bladder urothelial tissue and to patch clamp umbrella cells in situ. A 200pS conductance potassium (K+ ) channel was detected from female C57BL6 mice. Of 58 total patches, 17.2% patches displayed the 200pS K+ conductance channel. This K+ conductance channel showed Ca2+ sensitivity and voltage dependence...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Wenbin Yang, Timothy J Searl, Ryan E Yaggie, Anthony J Schaeffer, David J Klumpp
Interstitial cystitis/ bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic bladder condition associated with pain and voiding dysfunction that is often regarded as a neurogenic cystitis. Patient symptoms are correlated with the presence of urothelial lesions. We previously characterized a murine neurogenic cystitis model that recapitulates mast cell accumulation and urothelial lesions, and these events were dependent upon TNF. To further explore the role of TNF in bladder inflammation and function, we generated a transgenic mouse model with chronic TNF overexpression in urothelium under the control of the uroplakin II (UPII) promoter...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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AIMS: Historically, urine has been viewed primarily as a waste product with little biological role in the overall health of an individual. Increasingly, data suggest that urine plays a role in human health beyond waste excretion. For example, urine might act as an irritant and contribute to symptoms through interaction with-and potential compromise of-the urothelium. METHODS: To explore the concept that urine may be a vehicle for agents with potential or occult bioactivity and to discuss existing evidence and novel research questions that may yield insight into such a role, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease invited experts in the fields of comparative evolutionary physiology, basic science, nephrology, urology, pediatrics, metabolomics, and proteomics (among others) to a Urinology Think Tank meeting on February 9, 2015...
February 21, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Reza Khorramirouz, Ahmad Masoumi, Sorena Keihani, Behnam Nabavizadeh
PURPOSE: We aim to report a method to create a natural acellular scaffold from human fetal small intestine for augmentation cystoplasty in rabbits. METHODS: Fetal intestines were decellularized by immersion in a hypotonic solution. The success of this protocol was evaluated by histological analysis, scanning electron microscopy and measurement of collagen and sulfated glycosaminoglycan of the acellular tissues. Eight mature rabbits were selected and acellular scaffolds were implanted on the exposed urothelium...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Claire Doyle, Vivian Cristofaro, Bryan S Sack, Fabliha Mahmood, Maryrose P Sullivan, Rosalyn M Adam
AIMS: Mounting evidence indicates that a variety of factors released from the urothelium or suburothelium can modulate smooth muscle activity. Although the relationship between the mucosa and smooth muscle has been investigated, little is known about the pathophysiologic changes in detrusor-mucosa interactions in neurogenic bladders. The goal of the study was to determine the impact of the mucosa on evoked responses in spinal cord injured (SCI) bladders. METHODS: Urinary bladders were obtained from 6wk SCI rats or age-matched uninjured controls...
February 10, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Diego Antonio Preciado-Estrella, Pascual Cortés-Raygoza, Jorge Gustavo Morales-Montor, Carlos Pacheco-Gahbler
A bladder diverticulum (BD) is a herniation of the bladder urothelium through the muscular bladder wall. As a result, BD presents as a thin walled bag, urine filled connected to bladder lumen through a neck or ostium. The clinical problem with bladder diverticula is their poorly empty during micturition which results in multiple lower urinary tract symptoms as well as recurrent urinary tract infections. Bladder diverticula can be grossly classified in two groups as follows: congenital or acquired with different age presentation and etiological factors in each one...
January 2018: Urology Annals
Esmee Iml Liem, Jan Erik Freund, Joyce Baard, D Martijn de Bruin, M Pilar Laguna Pes, C Dilara Savci-Heijink, Ton G van Leeuwen, Theo M de Reijke, Jean Jmch de la Rosette
BACKGROUND: Visual confirmation of a suspicious lesion in the urinary tract is a major corner stone in diagnosing urothelial carcinoma. However, during cystoscopy (for bladder tumors) and ureterorenoscopy (for tumors of the upper urinary tract) no real-time histopathologic information can be obtained. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is an optical imaging technique that allows for in vivo high-resolution imaging and may allow real-time tumor grading of urothelial lesions. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of both studies is to develop descriptive criteria for in vivo CLE images of urothelial carcinoma (low-grade, high-grade, carcinoma in situ) and normal urothelium by comparing CLE images with corresponding histopathology...
February 7, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
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