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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089869/the-molecular-and-morphogenetic-basis-of-pancreas-organogenesis
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REVIEW
Hjalte List Larsen, Anne Grapin-Botton
The pancreas is an essential endoderm-derived organ that ensures nutrient metabolism via its endocrine and exocrine functions. Here we review the essential processes governing the embryonic and early postnatal development of the pancreas discussing both the mechanisms and molecules controlling progenitor specification, expansion and differentiation. We elaborate on how these processes are orchestrated in space and coordinated with morphogenesis. We draw mainly from experiments conducted in the mouse model but also from investigations in other model organisms, complementing a recent comprehensive review of human pancreas development (Jennings et al...
January 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078856/decreased-immunoreactivity-of-visfatin-in-the-pancreas-and-liver-of-rats-with-renovascular-hypertension
#2
Ż Piotrowska, I Janiuk, A Lewandowska, I Kasacka
Hypertension is one of the major endocrine and metabolic disorders, in which visfatin plays a significant role. The objective of this study was to evaluate the immunoreactivity of visfatin in pancreas and liver of “two kidney, one clip” (2K1C) renovascular hypertension model in rats. The studies were carried out on the pancreas and liver of rats. After a 6-week period of the renal artery clipping procedure, 2K1C rats developed a stable hypertension. Paraffin sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (for general histological examination) and processed for immunolocalization of visfatin...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069811/tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-pathway-targets-pp2a-ampk-foxo1-to-regulate-hepatic-gluconeogenesis
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Hariom Yadav, Samir Devalaraja, Stephanie Chung, Sushil G Rane
Maintenance of glucose homeostasis is essential for normal physiology. Deviation from normal glucose levels, in either direction, increases susceptibility to serious medical complications such as hypoglycemia or diabetes. Maintenance of glucose homeostasis is achieved via functional interactions amongst various organs, liver, skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, brain and the endocrine pancreas. The liver is the primary site for endogenous glucose production, especially during states of prolonged fasting. However, enhanced gluconeogenesis is also a signature feature of type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050357/evaluation-of-biochemical-markers-serum-amylase-and-serum-lipase-for-the-assessment-of-pancreatic-exocrine-function-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Mahesh Basavaraj Madole, Chandrashekhar M Iyer, Mamatha Thimmanna Madivalar, Satish Kishanrao Wadde, Deepak Sadashiv Howale
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus (DM), a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycaemia, associated with deficiency or resistance to insulin indicates endocrinal abnormality of the pancreas. Amylase and lipase are enzymes secreted by the exocrine portion of the pancreas. Endocrinal derangement observed in diabetes may interfere with the exocrine function of the pancreas. AIM: To estimate the levels of fasting blood sugar, serum lipase, serum amylase in patients of type 1 and type 2 DM...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050352/morphometric-study-of-pancreas-in-human-fetuses
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Abhijeet S Dhende, Mahendra A Kathole, Deepak S Joshi
INTRODUCTION: The pancreas arises from the endoderm as a dorsal and a ventral bud which fuse together to form the single organ. It extends transversely across the posterior abdominal wall from the duodenum to the spleen. Functionally, it is endocrine and exocrine. AIM: This study was undertaken to study the morphometry of human pancreas at different gestational age groups of normal, still born fetuses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty aborted human fetuses (25 male and 15 female) of 12-40 weeks gestational age with no obvious congenital abnormality were obtained...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039581/microrna-expression-profiles-of-human-ipscs-differentiation-into-insulin-producing-cells
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Guido Sebastiani, Marco Valentini, Giuseppina Emanuela Grieco, Giuliana Ventriglia, Laura Nigi, Francesca Mancarella, Silvia Pellegrini, Gianvito Martino, Valeria Sordi, Lorenzo Piemonti, Francesco Dotta
AIMS: MicroRNAs are a class of small noncoding RNAs, which control gene expression by inhibition of mRNA translation. MicroRNAs are involved in the control of biological processes including cell differentiation. Here, we aim at characterizing microRNA expression profiles during differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) into insulin-producing cells. METHODS: We differentiated hiPSCs toward endocrine pancreatic lineage following a 18-day protocol...
December 30, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032446/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-intra-pancreatic-ductal-nanoparticle-delivery-to-islet-cells
#7
Ping Wang, Alana Ross, Byunghee Yoo, Jingsheng Yang, Christian Farrar, Chongzhao Ran, Pamela Pantazopoulos, Zdravka Medarova, Anna Moore
The absence of reliable drug delivery systems to pancreatic beta-cells hampers efficient treatment of type 1 diabetes. Nanoparticle delivery systems equipped with imaging capabilities could enable selective delivery to pancreatic islet cells. Biodistribution of nanoparticles is defined by several factors including the mode of administration, which determines accumulation in various organs. In this study we tested whether intra-pancreatic ductal injection of magnetic nanoparticles (MN) would result in efficient cellular uptake by pancreatic islet cells...
December 29, 2016: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018101/management-of-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-of-the-pancreas-who-g3-a-tailored-approach-between-proliferation-and-morphology
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REVIEW
Stefano Crippa, Stefano Partelli, Giulio Belfiori, Marco Palucci, Francesca Muffatti, Olga Adamenko, Luca Cardinali, Claudio Doglioni, Giuseppe Zamboni, Massimo Falconi
Neuroendocrine carcinomas (NEC) of the pancreas are defined by a mitotic count > 20 mitoses/10 high power fields and/or Ki67 index > 20%, and included all the tumors previously classified as poorly differentiated endocrine carcinomas. These latter are aggressive malignancies with a high propensity for distant metastases and poor prognosis, and they can be further divided into small- and large-cell subtypes. However in the NEC category are included also neuroendocrine tumors with a well differentiated morphology but ki67 index > 20%...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013573/evaluation-of-mir-216a-and-mir-217-as-potential-biomarkers-of-acute-exocrine-pancreatic-toxicity-in-rats
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Jianying Wang, Wenhu Huang, Stephane Thibault, Thomas P Brown, Walter Bobrowski, Hovhannes J Gukasyan, Winston Evering, Wenyue Hu, Annette John-Baptiste, Allison Vitsky
Detecting and monitoring exocrine pancreatic damage during nonclinical and clinical testing is challenging because classical biomarkers amylase and lipase have limited sensitivity and specificity. Novel biomarkers for drug-induced pancreatic injury are needed to improve safety assessment and reduce late-stage attrition rates. In a series of studies, miR-216a and miR-217 were evaluated as potential biomarkers of acute exocrine pancreatic toxicity in rats. Our results revealed that miR-216a and miR-217 were almost exclusively expressed in rat pancreas and that circulating miR-216a and miR-217 were significantly increased in rats following administration of established exocrine pancreatic toxicants caerulein (CL) and 1-cyano-2-hydroxy-3-butene (CHB) as well as in rats administered a proprietary molecule known to primarily affect the exocrine pancreas...
January 1, 2016: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013375/alterations-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-and-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-evidence-from-human-and-animal-studies
#10
REVIEW
Quinn Dufurrena, Farhad M Amjad, Philipp E Scherer, Louis M Weiss, Jyothi Nagajyothi, Jesse Roth, Herbert B Tanowitz, Regina Kuliawat
The parasite Trypanosoma cruzi causes a persistent infection, Chagas disease, affecting millions of persons in endemic areas of Latin America. As a result of immigration, this disease has now been diagnosed in non-endemic areas worldwide. Although, the heart and gastrointestinal tract are the most studied, the insulin-secreting β cell of the endocrine pancreas is also a target of infection. In this review, we summarize available clinical and laboratory evidence to determine whether T. cruzi-infection-mediated changes of β cell function is likely to contribute to the development of hyperglycemia and diabetes...
December 24, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012279/pancreas-volume-and-fat-deposition-in-diabetes-and-normal-physiology-consideration-of-the-interplay-between-endocrine-and-exocrine-pancreas
#11
Yoshifumi Saisho
The pancreas is comprised of exocrine and endocrine components. Despite the fact that they are derived from a common origin in utero, these two compartments are often studied individually because of the different roles and functions of the exocrine and endocrine pancreas. Recent studies have shown that not only type 1 diabetes (T1D), but also type 2 diabetes (T2D), is characterized by a deficit in beta-cell mass, suggesting that pathological changes in the pancreas are critical events in the natural history of diabetes...
July 2016: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011883/single-cell-transcriptomic-profiling-of-mouse-pancreatic-progenitors
#12
Diana E Stanescu, Reynold Yu, Kyoung Jae Won, Doris A Stoffers
The heterogeneity of the developing pancreatic epithelium and low abundance of endocrine progenitors limits the information derived from traditional expression studies. To identify genes that characterize early developmental tissues composed of multiple progenitor lineages, we applied single-cell RNA-Seq to embryonic day (e)13.5 mouse pancreata and performed integrative analysis with single cell data from mature pancreas. We identified subpopulations expressing macrophage or endothelial markers and new pancreatic progenitor markers...
December 23, 2016: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003126/emerging-role-of-hippo-signalling-in-pancreatic-biology-yap-re-expression-and-plausible-link-to-islet-cell-apoptosis-and-replication
#13
REVIEW
Anjana Sharma, Veera Ganesh Yerra, Ashutosh Kumar
Diabetes mellitus is an ailment that develops when the functional capacity of the pancreas does not meet the metabolic requirements of the whole body, either due to insulin insufficiency or resistance to insulin action. Current therapies that control glycaemia are limited by their unwanted effects or their inability to prevent the development of long-term complications. Regeneration and replacement of beta cell therapies are shaping the goals of future management of diabetes. The Hippo pathway, first discovered in Drosophila melanogaster, plays a vital role in controlling the organ size...
December 18, 2016: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000708/protein-inhibitor-of-activated-stat-y-piasy-regulates-insulin-secretion-by-interacting-with-lim-homeodomain-transcription-factor-isl1
#14
Chengzhi Yan, Chulin Yu, Di Zhang, Yan Cui, Jinlian Zhou, Sheng Cui
It is known that the LIM homeodomain transcription factor Isl1 is highly expressed in all pancreatic endocrine cells and functions in regulating pancreatic development and insulin secretion. The Isl1 mutation has been found to be associated with type 2 diabetes, but the mechanism responsible for Isl1 regulation of insulin synthesis and secretion still needs to be elucidated. In the present study, the protein inhibitor of activated STAT Y (PIASy) was identified as a novel Isl1-interacting protein with a yeast two-hybrid system, and its interaction with Isl1 was further confirmed by a co-immunoprecipitation experiment...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956115/future-perspectives-in-adult-stem-cell-turnover-implications-for-endocrine-physiology-and-disease
#15
Clara V Alvarez, Fernando Oroz-Gonjar, Montserrat Garcia-Lavandeira
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December 9, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933184/coxsackie-adenovirus-receptor-expression-is-enhanced-in-pancreas-from-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
#16
M Hodik, M Anagandula, J Fuxe, L Krogvold, K Dahl-Jørgensen, H Hyöty, L Sarmiento, G Frisk
OBJECTIVES: One of the theories connecting enterovirus (EV) infection of human islets with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is the development of a fertile field in the islets. This implies induction of appropriate proteins for the viral replication such as the coxsackie-adenovirus receptor (CAR). The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent CAR is expressed in human islets of Langerhans, and what conditions that would change the expression. DESIGN: Immunohistochemistry for CAR was performed on paraffin-embedded pancreatic tissue from patients with T1D (n=9 recent onset T1D, n=4 long-standing T1D), islet autoantibody-positive individuals (n=14) and non-diabetic controls (n=24) individuals...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894243/spinal-muscular-atrophy-more-than-a-disease-of-motor-neurons
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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