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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427440/hypoglycemia-identified-by-a-continuous-glucose-monitoring-system-in-a-second-trimester-pregnant-woman-with-insulinoma-a-case-report
#1
Marjeta Tomazic, Andrej Janez, Maja Ravnik Oblak
BACKGROUND: Insulinoma associated with pregnancy is a very rare condition and can be difficult to diagnose. Here, we present an interesting case of insulinoma occurring during pregnancy with special attention paid to the use of a continuous glucose monitoring system to detect hypoglycemia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old white woman in the second trimester of pregnancy presented with recurrent episodes of hypoglycemia associated with neuroglycopenic symptoms. The use of a continuous glucose monitoring system confirmed hypoglycemia...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421382/relationship-between-the-expression-of-o-6-methylguanine-dna-methyltransferase-mgmt-and-p53-and-the-clinical-response-in-metastatic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-treated-with-folfirinox
#2
Carole Vitellius, Caroline Eymerit-Morin, Dominique Luet, Lionel Fizanne, Fanny Foubert, Sandrine Bertrais, Marie-Christine Rousselet, François-Xavier Caroli-Bosc
BACKGROUND: To date, no predictive biomarker for the efficacy of FOLFIRINOX in metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma has been demonstrated. Deficiency in O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) has been associated with a therapeutic response in endocrine tumors of the pancreas and the lack of expression of protein 53 (p53) could interfere with the action of MGMT. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of MGMT and p53 in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma treated with FOLFIRINOX as a first-line treatment and to investigate their association with therapeutic response and survival...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420858/transcriptional-regulation-of-pancreas-development-and-%C3%AE-cell-function-review
#3
Yoshio Fujitani
A small number of cells in the adult pancreas are endocrine cells. They are arranged in clusters called islets of Langerhans. The islets make insulin, glucagon, and other endocrine hormones, and release them into the blood circulation. These hormones help control the level of blood glucose. Therefore, a dysfunction of endocrine cells in the pancreas results in impaired glucose homeostasis, or diabetes mellitus. The pancreas is an organ that originates from the evaginations of pancreatic progenitor cells in the epithelium of the forgut endoderm...
April 14, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406494/laser-capture-microdissection-of-pancreatic-acinar-cells-to-identify-proteomic-alterations-in-a-murine-model-of-caerulein-induced-pancreatitis
#4
John P Shapiro, Hannah M Komar, Baris Hancioglu, Lianbo Yu, Ming Jin, Yuko Ogata, Phil A Hart, Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Gregory B Lesinski, Darwin L Conwell
OBJECTIVES: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is characterized by inflammation and fibrosis of the pancreas, leading to pain, parenchymal damage, and loss of exocrine and endocrine function. There are currently no curative therapies; diagnosis remains difficult and aspects of pathogenesis remain unclear. Thus, there is a need to identify novel biomarkers to improve diagnosis and understand pathophysiology. We hypothesize that pancreatic acinar regions contain proteomic signatures relevant to disease processes, including secreted proteins that could be detected in biofluids...
April 13, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397026/fistulojejunostomy-versus-distal-pancreatectomy-for-the-management-of-the-disconnected-pancreas-remnant-following-necrotizing-pancreatitis
#5
Vikrom K Dhar, Jeffrey M Sutton, Brent T Xia, Nick C Levinsky, Gregory C Wilson, Milton Smith, Kyuran A Choe, Jonathan Moulton, Doan Vu, Ross Ristagno, Jeffrey J Sussman, Michael J Edwards, Daniel E Abbott, Syed A Ahmad
BACKGROUND: A disconnected distal pancreas (DDP) remnant is a morbid sequela of necrotizing pancreatitis. Definitive surgical management can be accomplished by either fistulojejunostomy (FJ) or distal pancreatectomy (DP). It is unclear which operative approach is superior with regard to short- and long-term outcomes. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2014, patients undergoing either FJ or DP for DDP were retrospectively identified at a center specializing in pancreatic diseases...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395130/osteocalcin-a-bone-derived-hormone-with-important-andrological-implications
#6
REVIEW
L De Toni, A Di Nisio, M S Rocca, M De Rocco Ponce, A Ferlin, C Foresta
Increasing evidence disclosed the existence of a novel multi-organ endocrine pathway, involving bone, pancreas and testis, of high penetrance in energy metabolism and male fertility. The main mediator of this axis is undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC), a bone-derived protein-exerting systemic effects on tissues expressing the metabotropic receptor GPRC6A. The recognized effects of ucOC are the improvement of insulin secretion from the pancreas, the amelioration of systemic insulin sensitivity, in particular in skeletal muscle, and the stimulation of the global endocrine activity of the Leydig cell, including vitamin D 25-hydroxylation and testosterone production...
April 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393070/assessment-of-toxicological-perturbations-and-variants-of-pancreatic-islet-development-in-the-zebrafish-model
#7
Karilyn E Sant, Haydee M Jacobs, Jiali Xu, Katrina A Borofski, Larry G Moss, Jennifer B Moss, Alicia R Timme-Laragy
The pancreatic islets, largely comprised of insulin-producing beta cells, play a critical role in endocrine signaling and glucose homeostasis. Because they have low levels of antioxidant defenses and a high perfusion rate, the endocrine islets may be a highly susceptible target tissue of chemical exposures. However, this endpoint, as well as the integrity of the surrounding exocrine pancreas, is often overlooked in studies of developmental toxicology. Disruption of development by toxicants can alter cell fate and migration, resulting in structural alterations that are difficult to detect in mammalian embryo systems, but that are easily observed in the zebrafish embryo model (Danio rerio)...
September 2016: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380372/gpcr-mediated-signaling-of-metabolites
#8
REVIEW
Anna Sofie Husted, Mette Trauelsen, Olga Rudenko, Siv A Hjorth, Thue W Schwartz
In addition to their bioenergetic intracellular function, several classical metabolites act as extracellular signaling molecules activating cell-surface G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), similar to hormones and neurotransmitters. "Signaling metabolites" generated from nutrients or by gut microbiota target primarily enteroendocrine, neuronal, and immune cells in the lamina propria of the gut mucosa and the liver and, through these tissues, the rest of the body. In contrast, metabolites from the intermediary metabolism act mainly as metabolic stress-induced autocrine and paracrine signals in adipose tissue, the liver, and the endocrine pancreas...
April 4, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374818/autoimmune-pancreatitis-in-children-characteristic-features-diagnosis-and-management
#9
Isabelle Scheers, Joseph J Palermo, Steven Freedman, Michael Wilschanski, Uzma Shah, Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Bradley Barth, Douglas S Fishman, Cheryl Gariepy, Matthew J Giefer, Melvin B Heyman, Ryan W Himes, Sohail Z Husain, Tom K Lin, Quin Liu, Mark Lowe, Maria Mascarenhas, Veronique Morinville, Chee Y Ooi, Emily R Perito, David A Piccoli, John F Pohl, Sarah J Schwarzenberg, David Troendle, Steven Werlin, Bridget Zimmerman, Aliye Uc, Tanja Gonska
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is an increasingly recognized disease entity, but data in children are limited. AIP presentation and outcome in children might differ from the adult experience. We aim to determine the characteristic features of AIP in children. METHODS: Data about clinical symptoms, imaging, histology, and treatment were collected using two sources: (i) a systematic literature search and (ii) the INSPPIRE database, the largest international multicenter study of pancreatitis in children and the Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc (CUSL) registry...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357816/metastatic-mixed-acinar-endocrine-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-treated-with-a-multidisciplinary-approach-a-case-report
#10
Takeo Hara, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Hidenori Takahashi, Keijiro Sugimura, Jeong-Ho Moon, Takeshi Omori, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Akira Tomokuni, Hirofumi Akita, Shogo Kobayashi, Masayoshi Yasui, Hiroshi Miyata, Masayuki Ohue, Masato Sakon, Yasuhiko Tomita, Masahiko Yano
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic neoplasms are usually characterized by ductal, acinar, or endocrine differentiation. Mixed exocrine and endocrine pancreatic tumours are extremely rare. Here, we report a case of pancreatic mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma (MAEC) with multiple synchronous liver metastases that were treated with surgery and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) that later recurred in the stomach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old female with severe anaemia was referred to our hospital...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352187/risk-of-subsequent-primary-malignancies-among-patients-with-prior-colorectal-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study
#11
Jiao Yang, Shuting Li, Meng Lv, Yinying Wu, Zheling Chen, Yanwei Shen, Biyuan Wang, Ling Chen, Min Yi, Jin Yang
BACKGROUND: The site-distribution pattern and relative risk of subsequent primary malignancies (SPMs) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients remains to be determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based cohort of 288,390 CRC patients diagnosed between 1973 and 2012 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was retrospectively reviewed. Standardized incidence ratios were calculated to estimate the relative risk for SPMs. RESULTS: The overall risk of SPMs increased in CRC patients (standardized incidence ratio 1...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351751/the-pancreas-bandmaster-of-glucose-homeostasis
#12
REVIEW
Nathalie Jouvet, Jennifer L Estall
The pancreas is a centralized organ vital for whole body metabolic control. Recent advances in the field of metabolism have reinforced its importance for orchestrating endocrine hormone secretion in response to several nutrients including glucose, lipids and amino acids, in addition to hormones and inflammatory signals. Cell types within the pancreas, in particular the insulin-producing β cells, control nutrient breakdown and energy production and are essential to maintain not only efficient hormone secretion, but also cell integrity, survival, and the ability to sense and adapt to changing metabolic environments...
March 25, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348424/immunohistochemistry-detected-and-localized-cannabinoid-receptor-type-2-in-bovine-fetal-pancreas-at-late-gestation
#13
Cecilia Dall'Aglio, Angela Polisca, Maria Grazia Cappai, Francesca Mercati, Alessandro Troisi, Carolina Pirino, Paola Scocco, Margherita Maranesi
At present, data on the endocannabinoid system expression and distribution in the pancreatic gland appear scarce and controversial as descriptions are limited to humans and laboratory animals. Since the bovine pancreas is very similar to the human in endocrine portion development and control, studies on the fetal gland could prove to be very interesting, as an abnormal maternal condition during late pregnancy may be a predisposing trigger for adult metabolic disorders. The present investigation studied cannabinoid receptor type 2 presence and distribution in the bovine fetal pancreas towards the end of gestation...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348116/increased-vimentin-in-human-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-cells-in-type-2-diabetes
#14
Maaike Roefs, Françoise Carlotti, Katherine Jones, Hannah Wills, Alexander Hamilton, Michael Verschoor, Joanna Williams Durkin, Laura Garcia-Perez, Melissa Brereton, Laura McCulloch, Marten Engelse, Paul Johnson, Barbara Hansen, Kevin Docherty, Eelco de Koning, Anne Clark
Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is associated with pancreatic islet dysfunction. Loss of β-cell identity has been implicated via dedifferentiation or conversion to other pancreatic endocrine cell types. How these transitions contribute to the onset and progression of T2DM in vivo is unknown. The aims of this study were to determine the degree of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition occurring in α and β cells in vivo and to relate this to diabetes-associated (patho)physiological conditions. The proportion of islet cells expressing the mesenchymal marker vimentin was determined by immunohistochemistry and quantitative morphometry in specimens of pancreas from human donors with (T2DM, n=28) and without diabetes (ND, n=38), and in non-human primates at different stages of the diabetic syndrome; normoglycaemic (ND, n=4), obese, hyperinsulinaemic (HI, n=4) and hyperglycaemic (DM, n=8)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345450/erratum
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Weber, K. (2017). Differences in Types and Incidence of Neoplasms in Wistar Han and Sprague-Dawley Rats. J Toxicol Pathol45, 64-75. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0192623316672075) In the January 2017 issue of Toxicologic Pathology, a number of in text Table citations were incorrectly labeled. The following are the sentences with corrected Table number (this has also been corrected in the online version): Many fewer neoplasms are recorded for the endocrine pancreas compared with islet cell tumor incidences (Table 3)...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344687/disseminated-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-nen-with-an-uncommon-localisation-in-the-central-nervous-system-a-case-report
#16
Joanna Białkowska, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Dorota Mroczkowska, Mariusz Sowa, Łukasz Grabarczyk, Wojciech Maksymowicz, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) are rare neoplasms that originate from neuroendocrine cells and are characterized by the potential of hormonal activity. Approximately 70% of these tumours are located in the gastrointestinal system (GI), followed by the bronchi, endocrine glands-like C cells of the thyroid (medullary carcinoma), the parasympathetic and sympathetic system (paragangliomas, pheochromocytoma) and other very rare locations. The prevalence of cerebral metastases in neuroendocrine tumours is estimated by various authors to be approximately 1...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336825/-divergent-functions-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-other-than-regulation-ofmineral-metabolism
#17
Daisuke Inoue
The calcium-sensing receptor(CaSR)is a G protein-coupled membrane receptor that binds extracellular Ca2+and other cations as a ligand. CaSR is expressed in parathyroid glands at the highest level and plays a critical role in the regulation of extracellular calcium. CaSR is also expressed by a wide variety of tissues other than calcium metabolic organs. In this overview, divergent roles of CaSR in inflammasome as well as various tissues including intestines, lungs, neurons and endocrine pancreas will be briefly summarized...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336499/radical-resection-of-the-pancreas-should-not-always-be-necessary-in-the-surgical-management-of-pancreatic-solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-in-children
#18
Emre Divarcı, Zafer Dökümcü, Nazan Çetingül, Deniz Nart, Funda Yılmaz Barbet, Orkan Ergün, Ahmet Çelik
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pancreatic solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) is a rare neoplasm in children. In this study, we aimed to present our surgical strategy based on minimal resection by enucleation or limited resection in localized pancreatic SPT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of children who underwent surgical resection between October 2011 and September 2016. RESULTS: Five female patients with a median age of 15 years (range, 14-17 years) were operated...
March 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335861/zebrafish-pancreas-development-and-regeneration-fishing-for-diabetes-therapies
#19
Victoria E Prince, Ryan M Anderson, Gokhan Dalgin
The zebrafish pancreas shares its basic organization and cell types with the mammalian pancreas. In addition, the developmental pathways that lead to the establishment of the pancreatic islets of Langherhans are generally conserved from fish to mammals. Zebrafish provides a powerful tool to probe the mechanisms controlling establishment of the pancreatic endocrine cell types from early embryonic progenitor cells, as well as the regeneration of endocrine cells after damage. This knowledge is, in turn, applicable to refining protocols to generate renewable sources of human pancreatic islet cells that are critical for regulation of blood sugar levels...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329921/neuroendocrine-tumors-in-the-stomach-duodenum-and-pancreas-accompanied-by-novel-men1-gene-mutation
#20
Min A Yang, Woong Ki Lee, Hong Shik Shin, Sung Hyun Park, Byung Sun Kim, Ji Woong Kim, Jin Woong Cho, So Hee Yun
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome is a relatively rare disease, characterized by the occurrence of multiple endocrine tumors in the parathyroid and pituitary glands as well as the pancreas. Here, we report a case of MEN1 with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in the stomach, duodenum, and pancreas. A 53-year-old man visited our hospital to manage gastric NET. Five years prior to his visit, he had undergone surgery for incidental meningioma. His brother had pancreatic nodules and a history of surgery for adrenal adenoma...
March 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
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