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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894243/spinal-muscular-atrophy-more-than-a-disease-of-motor-neurons
#1
L A Nash, J K Burns, J W Chardon, R Kothary, R J Parks
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common genetically inherited neurodegenerative disease resulting in infant mortality. SMA is caused by genetic deletion or mutation in the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene, which results in reduced levels of the survival of motor neuron (SMN) protein. SMN protein deficiency preferentially affects α- motor neurons, leading to their degeneration and subsequent atrophy of limb and trunk muscles, progressing to death in severe forms of the disease. More recent studies have shown that SMN protein depletion is detrimental to the functioning of other tissues including skeletal muscle, heart, autonomic and enteric nervous systems, metabolic/endocrine (e...
November 28, 2016: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892540/pancreatic-mesenchyme-regulates-islet-cellular-composition-in-a-patched-hedgehog-dependent-manner
#2
Daniel Hibsher, Alona Epshtein, Nufar Oren, Limor Landsman
Pancreas development requires restrained Hedgehog (Hh) signaling activation. While deregulated Hh signaling in the pancreatic mesenchyme has been long suggested to be detrimental for proper organogenesis, this association was not directly shown. Here, we analyzed the contribution of mesenchymal Hh signaling to pancreas development. To increase Hh signaling in the pancreatic mesenchyme of mouse embryos, we deleted Patched1 (Ptch1) in these cells. Our findings indicate that deregulated Hh signaling in mesenchymal cells was sufficient to impair pancreas development, affecting both endocrine and exocrine cells...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889104/three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-the-embryonic-pancreas-in-the-grass-snake-natrix-natrix-l-lepidosauria-serpentes-based-on-histological-studies
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Magdalena Kowalska, Mateusz Hermyt, Weronika Rupik
The aim of this study was to evaluate two research hypotheses: H0-the embryonic pancreas in grass snakes develops in the same manner as in all previously investigated amniotes (from three buds) and its topographical localization within the adult body has no relation to its development; H1-the pancreas develops in a different manner and is related to the different topography of internal organs in snakes. For the evaluation of these hypotheses we used histological methods and three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of the position of the pancreatic buds and surrounding organs at particular developmental stages and of the final position and shape of the pancreatic gland...
November 11, 2016: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884612/enucleation-a-treatment-alternative-for-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms
#4
Joerg Kaiser, Stefan Fritz, Miriam Klauss, Frank Bergmann, Ulf Hinz, Oliver Strobel, Lutz Schneider, Markus W Büchler, Thilo Hackert
BACKGROUND: Small, asymptomatic, branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas are often kept under surveillance despite their malignant potential. The management of branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm is controversial with regard to indications and extent of any operative intervention. The present study aimed to evaluate enucleation as an alternative operative approach for branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms to exclude and prevent malignancy...
November 21, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878636/imaging-of-secretory-tumors-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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Yehia M ElGuindy, Sanaz Javadi, Christine O Menias, Corey T Jensen, Haitham Elsamaloty, Khaled M Elsayes
Gastrointestinal secretory tumors, or gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, encompass a wide array of endocrine cell tumors. The significance of these tumors lies in their ability to alter physiology through hormone production as we well as in their malignant potential. Functioning tumors may present earlier due to symptomatology; conversely, non-functioning tumors are often diagnosed late as they reach large sizes, causing symptoms secondary to local mass effect. Imaging aids in the diagnosis, staging, and prognosis and provides key information for presurgical planning...
November 23, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876337/beneficial-effect-of-carvone-a-dietary-monoterpene-ameliorates-hyperglycemia-by-regulating-the-key-enzymes-activities-of-carbohydrate-metabolism-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#6
Udaiyar Muruganathan, Subramani Srinivasan
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic/endocrine disorder characterized by inadequate control of carbohydrate metabolism and causes serious health issues. This study evaluates the effect of carvone, a novel monoterpene ketone, on carbohydrate metabolic enzymes in the liver of normal and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (40mg/kg b.w). STZ intoxication led to a significant increase in the levels of plasma glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and decrease in the levels of insulin and hemoglobin (Hb)...
November 19, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866884/microrna-biomarkers-of-pancreatic-injury-in-a-canine-model
#7
Rodney Rouse, Barry Rosenzweig, Katie Shea, Alan Knapton, Sharron Stewart, Lin Xu, Ashok Chockalingam, Leah Zadrozny, Karol Thompson
Pancreas-enriched microRNAs have been experimentally investigated in rodents as candidate serum biomarkers of pancreatic injury with several different acute pancreatic injury models. In the present study, temporal and magnitude responses of exocrine pancreas-enriched miR-216a, miR-216b, and miR-217 and endocrine-enriched miR-375 and miR-148a were measured by droplet digital PCR in serum in a caerulein model of pancreatic injury in the dog. All 5 microRNAs followed a similar time course that mirrored the responses of the conventional serum pancreatic injury biomarkers, amylase and lipase...
November 17, 2016: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864816/giant-insulinoma-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-published-reports
#8
Kazumitsu Ueda, Tetsuro Taira, Hiroyuki Hakoda, Shoko Nakata, Shinya Okata, Takeshi Nagai, Shigeo Aoki, Hideyuki Mishima, Akihiko Sako, Tsunehiko Maruyama, Minoru Okumura
BACKGROUND: Larger insulinomas are reportedly more likely to be malignant; however, their biological behavior has not been clearly elucidated. We here report the characteristics and treatment of a giant insulinoma with local invasion and lymph node metastasis. We also review published reports concerning the clinical features of giant insulinomas and comparing their grading with that of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 71-year-old man was referred to our hospital for investigation of persistent hypoglycemia...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864307/pancreatic-beta-cells-express-the-fetal-islet-hormone-gastrin-in-rodent-and-human-diabetes
#9
Tehila Dahan, Oren Ziv, Elad Horwitz, Hai Zemmour, Judith Lavi, Avital Swisa, Gil Leibowitz, Frances M Ashcroft, Peter In't Veld, Benjamin Glaser, Yuval Dor
Beta-cell failure in type 2 diabetes (T2D) was recently proposed to involve dedifferentiation of beta-cells and ectopic expression of other islet hormones, including somatostatin and glucagon. Here we show that gastrin, a stomach hormone typically expressed in the pancreas only during embryogenesis, is expressed in islets of diabetic rodents and humans with T2D. While in mice gastrin is expressed insulin+ cells, in humans with T2D gastrin expression occurs in both insulin+ and somatostatin+ cells. Genetic lineage tracing in mice indicates that gastrin expression is turned on in a subset of differentiated beta-cells following exposure to severe hyperglycemia...
November 18, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863775/operation-for-insulinomas-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-when-pancreatoduodenectomy-is-appropriate
#10
Francesco Tonelli, Francesco Giudici, Gabriella Nesi, Giacomo Batignani, Maria Luisa Brandi
BACKGROUND: Distal pancreatectomy is the most frequent operation for insulinomas complicating multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 insulinoma, although there are conditions for which a different operative approach might be preferable. In this article, we report the operative experience of a referral center for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 insulinoma. METHODS: Twelve patients underwent operations between 1992 and 2015: 8 underwent a distal pancreatic resection, and 4 underwent a pancreatoduodenectomy...
November 15, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861351/small-amounts-of-tissue-preserve-pancreatic-function-long-term-follow-up-study-of-middle-segment-preserving-pancreatectomy
#11
Zipeng Lu, Jie Yin, Jishu Wei, Cuncai Dai, Junli Wu, Wentao Gao, Qing Xu, Hao Dai, Qiang Li, Feng Guo, Jianmin Chen, Chunhua Xi, Pengfei Wu, Kai Zhang, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao
Middle-segment preserving pancreatectomy (MPP) is a novel procedure for treating multifocal lesions of the pancreas while preserving pancreatic function. However, long-term pancreatic function after this procedure remains unclear.The aims of this current study are to investigate short- and long-term outcomes, especially long-term pancreatic endocrine function, after MPP.From September 2011 to December 2015, 7 patients underwent MPP in our institution, and 5 cases with long-term outcomes were further analyzed in a retrospective manner...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855231/association-of-newly-diagnosed-type-1-diabetes-and-autoimmune-pancreatitis
#12
Laila Ennazk, Ghizlane El Mghari, Nawal El Ansari
: Autoimmune pancreatitis is a new nosological entity in which a lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine pancreas is involved. The concomitant onset of autoimmune pancreatitis and type 1 diabetes has been recently described suggesting a unique immune disturbance that compromises the pancreatic endocrine and exocrine functions. We report a case of type1 diabetes onset associated with an autoimmune pancreatitis in a young patient who seemed to present a type 2 autoimmune polyglandular syndrome...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846135/the-vascular-microarchitecture-of-the-human-fetal-pancreas-a-corrosion-casting-and-scanning-electron-microscopy-study
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Janusz Gorczyca, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Brandon Michael Henry, Przemysław Andrzej Pękala, Artur Pasternak, Ewa Mizia, Jerzy A Walocha
OBJECTIVES: Detailed knowledge on the development of the pancreas is required to understand the variability in its blood supply. The aim of our study was to use the corrosion casting method combined with scanning electron microscopy to study the organization of the pancreatic microcirculation in human fetuses. METHODS: The study was conducted on 28 human fetuses aged 18 to 25 gestational weeks. The fetal vasculature was appropriately prepared and then perfused with a low-viscosity Mercox CL-2R resin...
November 11, 2016: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842980/establishment-characterization-and-long-term-culture-of-human-endocrine-pancreas-derived-microvascular-endothelial-cells
#14
Valeria Sordi, Anna Ferri, Valentina Ceserani, Emilio Ciusani, Erica Dugnani, Silvia Pellegrini, Rita Nano, Lorenza Pecciarini, Augusto Pessina, Luisa Pascucci, Lorenzo Piemonti, Giulio Alessandri
BACKGROUND: In vitro primary cultures of microvascular endothelial cells from endocrine pancreas are difficult to obtain, but can be a very helpful tool for studies of islet biology, transplantation and regenerative medicine. METHODS: We applied a protocol recently described for the isolation and culture of brain microvascular endothelial cells (EC) on human pancreatic islets. EC obtained were characterized in terms of morphological (light and transmission electron microscopy), phenotypical (by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry) and functional (cord formation assay and protein secretion by multiplex bead-based assay) characteristics...
November 11, 2016: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832994/possible-involvement-of-inos-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-nutritional-intervention-against-nicotine-induced-pancreatic-islet-cell-damage
#15
Ankita Bhattacharjee, Shilpi Kumari Prasad, Swagata Pal, Bithin Maji, Arnab Banerjee, Debasmita Das, Ananya Bose, Nabanita Chatterjee, Sandip Mukherjee
Nicotine is the more abundant and most significant components of cigarette smoke. Epidemiological evidence strongly suggests an association between cigarette smoking and pancreatic injury. Although effects of smoking on endocrine pancreas are still controversial Here, we examined the impact and underlying mechanisms of action of folic acid and vitamin B12 on nicotine induced damage in pancreatic islets of rats. Male Wistar rats were treated with nicotine (3mg/kg body weight/day, intraperitonealy) with or without folic acid (36μg/kg body weight/day, orally) and vitamin B12 (0...
November 7, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825416/clinicopathological-features-of-intraductal-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#16
Xiao-Yan Chang, Cong-Wei Jia, Yun-Xiao Meng, Jie Chen
Objective To evaluate the clinical and pathologic characteristics of intraductal pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs). Methods Four cases of intraductal PanNETs were studied by light microscopy and immunohistochemistry with the analysis of morphologic features and review of relevant literatures. Results Two female patients and two male patients aged 41- 58 years were enrolled in this study. The chief complaint was abdominal pain in two patients,vomiting in one patient,and jaundice in the last patient...
October 10, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823763/structure-of-neuro-endocrine-and-neuro-epithelial-interactions-in-human-foetal-pancreas
#17
Yuliya Krivova, Alexandra Proshchina, Valeriy Barabanov, Olga Leonova, Sergey Saveliev
In the pancreas of many mammals including humans, endocrine islet cells can be integrated with the nervous system components into neuro-insular complexes. The mechanism of the formation of such complexes is not clearly understood. The present study evaluated the interactions between the nervous system components, epithelial cells and endocrine cells in the human pancreas. Foetal pancreas, gestational age 19-23 weeks (13 cases) and 30-34 weeks (7 cases), were studied using double immunohistochemical labeling with neural markers (S100 protein and beta III tubulin), epithelial marker (cytokeratin 19 (CK19)) and antibodies to insulin and glucagon...
October 26, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815534/biological-roles-of-micrornas-in-the-control-of-insulin-secretion-and-action
#18
Sophie Calderari, Malika Diawara, Alois Garaud, Dominique Gauguier
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are intracellular and circulating molecular components contributing to genome expression control through binding mRNA targets, which generally results in downregulated mRNA expression. One miRNA can target several mRNAs and one transcript can be targeted by several miRNAs, resulting in complex fine tuning of regulation of gene networks and signaling pathways. miRNAs regulate metabolism, adipocyte differentiation, pancreatic development, β-cell mass, insulin biosynthesis, secretion and signaling and their role in diabetes and obesity is emerging...
November 4, 2016: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813705/increased-proliferation-of-the-pancreatic-duct-gland-compartment-in-type-1-diabetes
#19
Abu Saleh Md Moin, Peter C Butler, Alexandra E Butler
CONTEXT: Pancreatic duct glands (PDGs) have been proposed as a source of regeneration in response to exocrine pancreas injury, and thus may serve as an organ stem cell niche. There is evidence to suggest ongoing beta-cell formation in longstanding type 1 diabetes (T1D), but the source is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pancreatic duct gland (PDG) compartment of the pancreas in humans with T1D for evidence of an active regenerative signature (presence of progenitor cells and increased proliferation) and, in particular, as a potential source of beta-cells...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811505/early-and-late-complications-after-surgery-for-men1-related-nonfunctioning-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#20
Sjoerd Nell, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Helena M Verkooijen, Bert A Bonsing, Casper H van Eijck, Harry van Goor, Ruben H J de Kleine, Geert Kazemier, Elisabeth J Nieveen van Dijkum, Cornelis H C Dejong, Gerlof D Valk, Menno R Vriens
OBJECTIVE: To estimate short and long-term morbidity after pancreatic surgery for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1)-related nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NF-pNETs). BACKGROUND: Fifty percent of the MEN1 patients harbor multiple NF-pNETs. The decision to proceed to NF-pNET surgery is a balance between the risk of disease progression versus the risk of surgery-related morbidity. Currently, there are insufficient data on the surgical complications after MEN1 NF-pNET surgery...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Surgery
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