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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912479/late-stage-differentiation-of-embryonic-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-requires-jarid2
#1
Sara Cervantes, Marta Fontcuberta-PiSunyer, Joan-Marc Servitja, Rebeca Fernandez-Ruiz, Ainhoa García, Lidia Sanchez, Young-Sook Lee, Ramon Gomis, Rosa Gasa
Jarid2 is a component of the Polycomb Repressor complex 2 (PRC2), which is responsible for genome-wide H3K27me3 deposition, in embryonic stem cells. However, Jarid2 has also been shown to exert pleiotropic PRC2-independent actions during embryogenesis. Here, we have investigated the role of Jarid2 during pancreas development. Conditional ablation of Jarid2 in pancreatic progenitors results in reduced endocrine cell area at birth due to impaired endocrine cell differentiation and reduced prenatal proliferation...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902384/-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia
#2
Ludwig Schaaf, Friedhelm Raue
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and 2 are hereditary cancer syndromes. They are characterized by the occurrence of many benign and malignant tumor types, in MEN1 parathyroid tumors, pituitary tumors, and pancreas tumors, in MEN2 medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and parathyroid tumors. The autosomal dominant inherited tumor syndromes are caused by mutations in the MEN1 gene, a tumor suppressor gene, and mutations in the RET gene, an activated oncogene, in MEN2. The clinical expression of the different tumors can vary within and between families, with a good genotype-phenotype correlation in MEN2...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894791/pancreas-transplantation-with-portal-enteric-drainage-for-patients-with-endocrine-and-exocrine-insufficiency-from-extensive-pancreatic-resection
#3
Andrew S Barbas, David P Al-Adra, Nicolas Goldaracena, Martin J Dib, Markus Selzner, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Mark S Cattral, Ian D McGilvray
Although the primary indication for pancreas transplantation is type I diabetes, a small number of patients requires pancreas transplantation to manage combined endocrine and exocrine insufficiency that develops after extensive native pancreatic resection. The objective of this case report was to describe the operative and clinical course in 3 such patients and present an alternative technical approach.
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893946/a-radial-axis-defined-by-semaphorin-to-neuropilin-signaling-controls-pancreatic-islet-morphogenesis
#4
Philip T Pauerstein, Krissie Tellez, Kirk B Willmarth, Keon Min Park, Brian Hsueh, H Efsun Arda, Xueying Gu, Haig Aghajanian, Karl Deisseroth, Jonathan A Epstein, Seung K Kim
The islets of Langerhans are endocrine organs characteristically dispersed throughout the pancreas. During development, endocrine progenitors delaminate, migrate radially, and cluster to form islets. Despite the distinctive distribution of islets, spatially localized signals that control islet morphogenesis have not been discovered. Here we identify a radial signaling axis that instructs developing islet cells to disperse throughout the pancreas. A screen of pancreatic extracellular signals identified factors that stimulated islet cell development...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886391/combined-pancreatic-and-duodenal-transection-injury-a-case-report
#5
Simbarashe Gift Mungazi, Chenesa Mbanje, Onesai Chihaka, Noah Madziva
INTRODUCTION: Combined pancreatic-duodenal injuries in blunt abdominal trauma are rare. These injuries are associated with high morbidity and mortality, and their emergent management is a challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of combined complete pancreatic (through the neck) and duodenal (first part) transections in a 24-year-old male secondary to blunt abdominal trauma following a motor vehicle crash. The duodenal stumps were closed separately and a gastrojejunostomy performed for intestinal continuity...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880481/%C3%AE-cells-are-not-uniform-after-all-novel-insights-into-molecular-heterogeneity-of-insulin-secreting-cells
#6
REVIEW
Dana Avrahami, Yue J Wang, Agnes Klochendler, Yuval Dor, Benjamin Glaser, Klaus H Kaestner
While the β-cells of the endocrine pancreas are defined as cells with high levels of insulin production and tight stimulus-secretion coupling, the existence of functional heterogeneity among them has been known for decades. Recent advances in molecular technologies, in particular single-cell profiling on both the protein and messenger RNA level, have uncovered that β-cells exist in several antigenically and molecularly definable states. Using antibodies to cell surface markers or multidimensional clustering of β-cells using more than 20 protein markers by mass cytometry, 4 distinct groups of β-cells could be differentiated...
September 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880010/chronic-pancreatitis
#7
REVIEW
Jorg Kleeff, David C Whitcomb, Tooru Shimosegawa, Irene Esposito, Markus M Lerch, Thomas Gress, Julia Mayerle, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Vinciane Rebours, Fatih Akisik, J Enrique Domínguez Muñoz, John P Neoptolemos
Chronic pancreatitis is defined as a pathological fibro-inflammatory syndrome of the pancreas in individuals with genetic, environmental and/or other risk factors who develop persistent pathological responses to parenchymal injury or stress. Potential causes can include toxic factors (such as alcohol or smoking), metabolic abnormalities, idiopathic mechanisms, genetics, autoimmune responses and obstructive mechanisms. The pathophysiology of chronic pancreatitis is fairly complex and includes acinar cell injury, acinar stress responses, duct dysfunction, persistent or altered inflammation, and/or neuro-immune crosstalk, but these mechanisms are not completely understood...
September 7, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867213/transgenerational-pancreatic-impairment-with-igf2-h19-epigenetic-alteration-induced-by-p-p-dde-exposure-in-early-life
#8
Yang Song, Lei Yang
The hypothesis of fetal origins indicates that exposures in early development could induce epigenetic modifications in the male germ-line, affecting the susceptibility of adult-onset disease for generations. p,p'-DDE, the primary metabolite of persistent organochlorine pesticide DDT, is highly correlated with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and a strong contributing factor to type 2 diabetes. In our previous study, ancestral p,p'-DDE exposure could induce transgenerational impaired male fertility with sperm Igf2 hypomethylation...
September 1, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865121/hnf1a-casc2-regulates-pancreatic-cancer-cell-proliferation-through-pten-akt-signaling
#9
Yaqun Yu, Shuai Liang, Yingqiong Zhou, Shuqun Li, Yixiong Li, Weijia Liao
Pancreatic cancer (PC) has a high mortality rate in all cancers worldwide. According to recent studies, long non-coding RNA-CASC2 is involved in the development and progression of many malignant tumors; in the present study, we demonstrated that lncRNA-CASC2 was specifically downregulated in PC tissues and cell lines, and a lower CASC2 expression in PC was related with a poorer prognosis. CASC2 suppressed PC cell proliferation. Hepatocyte nuclear factor 1 alpha (HNF1A) is a transcription factor known to regulate pancreatic differentiation and maintain the homeostasis of endocrine pancreas...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864156/an-evidence-based-approach-to-the-surgical-interventions-for-severe-pancreatic-fistula-after-pancreatoduodenectomy
#10
REVIEW
Yan-Ming Zhou, Xin Zhou, Tao Wan, Dong Xu, Xiao-Ying Si
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and therapeutic outcome of different surgical interventions for severe pancreatic fistula after pancreatoduodenectomy. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed database for relevant articles published between 1990 and March 2017. Descriptive statistics were performed and data are expressed as mean. RESULTS: Twenty-four studies involving 370 patients undergoing surgical interventions for severe pancreatic fistula after pancreatoduodenectomy were included...
August 29, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835662/pancreatic-islet-macroencapsulation-using-microwell-porous-membranes
#11
Katarzyna Skrzypek, Milou Groot Nibbelink, Jéré van Lente, Mijke Buitinga, Marten A Engelse, Eelco J P de Koning, Marcel Karperien, Aart van Apeldoorn, Dimitrios Stamatialis
Allogeneic islet transplantation into the liver in combination with immune suppressive drug therapy is widely regarded as a potential cure for type 1 diabetes. However, the intrahepatic system is suboptimal as the concentration of drugs and nutrients there is higher compared to pancreas, which negatively affects islet function. Islet encapsulation within semipermeable membranes is a promising strategy that allows for the islet transplantation outside the suboptimal liver portal system and provides environment, where islets can perform their endocrine function...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813430/reprogramming-human-gallbladder-cells-into-insulin-producing-%C3%AE-like-cells
#12
Feorillo Galivo, Eric Benedetti, Yuhan Wang, Carl Pelz, Jonathan Schug, Klaus H Kaestner, Markus Grompe
The gallbladder and cystic duct (GBCs) are parts of the extrahepatic biliary tree and share a common developmental origin with the ventral pancreas. Here, we report on the very first genetic reprogramming of patient-derived human GBCs to β-like cells for potential autologous cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes. We developed a robust method for large-scale expansion of human GBCs ex vivo. GBCs were reprogrammed into insulin-producing pancreatic β-like cells by a combined adenoviral-mediated expression of hallmark pancreatic endocrine transcription factors PDX1, MAFA, NEUROG3, and PAX6 and differentiation culture in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811674/regenerative-medicine-and-cell-based-approaches-to-restore-pancreatic-function
#13
REVIEW
Cara Ellis, Adam Ramzy, Timothy J Kieffer
The pancreas is a complex organ with exocrine and endocrine components. Many pathologies impair exocrine function, including chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Conversely, when the endocrine pancreas fails to secrete sufficient insulin, patients develop diabetes mellitus. Pathology in either the endocrine or exocrine pancreas results in devastating economic and personal consequences. The current standard therapy for treating patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus is daily exogenous insulin injections, but cell sources of insulin provide superior glycaemic regulation and research is now focused on the goal of regenerating or replacing β cells...
August 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811309/cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-coordinating-pancreas-development
#14
REVIEW
Aimée Bastidas-Ponce, Katharina Scheibner, Heiko Lickert, Mostafa Bakhti
The pancreas is an endoderm-derived glandular organ that participates in the regulation of systemic glucose metabolism and food digestion through the function of its endocrine and exocrine compartments, respectively. While intensive research has explored the signaling pathways and transcriptional programs that govern pancreas development, much remains to be discovered regarding the cellular processes that orchestrate pancreas morphogenesis. Here, we discuss the developmental mechanisms and principles that are known to underlie pancreas development, from induction and lineage formation to morphogenesis and organogenesis...
August 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809096/pancreatico-jejunostomy-decreases-post-operative-pancreatic-fistula-incidence-and-severity-after-central-pancreatectomy
#15
Frédéric Borel, Mehdi Ouaissi, Aude Merdrignac, Aurelien Venara, Valéria De Franco, Laurent Sulpice, Antoine Hamy, Nicolas Regenet
BACKGROUNDS: Central pancreatectomy (CP) is an alternative to pancreaticoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy in benign tumours of pancreatic isthmus management. It is known for a high post-operative pancreatic fistula (POPF) rate. The purpose of this study was to compare POPF incidence between pancreatico-jejunostomy (PJ) and pancreatico-gastrostomy (PG). METHODS: Fifty-eight patients (mean age 53.9 ± 1.9 years) who underwent a CP in four French University Hospitals from 1988 to 2011 were analysed...
August 15, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808079/the-impact-of-iugr-on-pancreatic-islet-development-and-%C3%AE-cell-function
#16
REVIEW
Brit H Boehmer, Sean W Limesand, Paul J Rozance
Placental insufficiency is a primary cause of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). IUGR increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) throughout life, which indicates that insults from placental insufficiency impair β-cell development during the perinatal period because β-cells have a central role in the regulation of glucose tolerance. The severely IUGR fetal pancreas is characterized by smaller islets, less β-cells, and lower insulin secretion. Because of the important associations among impaired islet growth, β-cell dysfunction, impaired fetal growth, and the propensity for T2DM, significant progress has been made in understanding the pathophysiology of IUGR and programing events in the fetal endocrine pancreas...
November 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807335/recent-updates-on-grading-and-classification-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
#17
REVIEW
Joo Young Kim, Seung-Mo Hong, Jae Y Ro
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are originating from neuroendocrine cells in diffuse endocrine systems. NETs are diagnosed by characteristic histologic features and immunoprofiles. Recent 2010 WHO classification for gastroenteropancreatic NETs introduced grading system based on mitotic count and Ki-67 proliferation index. Gastroenteropancreatic NETs are classified as NET grade 1, NET grade 2, and neuroendocrine carcinoma (NET grade 3). However, the carcinoid is still used in classification of NETs of the lung and uterine cervix...
August 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793277/o-2-18-f-fluoroethyl-l-tyrosine-18-f-fet-uptake-in-insulinoma-first-results-from-a-xenograft-mouse-model-and-from-human
#18
Alessio Imperiale, Frédéric Boisson, Guillaume Kreutter, Bernard Goichot, Izzie Jacques Namer, Philippe Bachellier, Patrice Laquerriere, Laurence Kessler, Patrice Marchand, David Brasse
INTRODUCTION: Herein we have evaluated the uptake of O-(2-(18)F-fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine ((18)F-FET) in insulinoma in comparison with those of 6-(18)F-fluoro-3,4-dihydroxy-l-phenylalanine ((18)F-FDOPA) providing first data from both murine xenograft model and one patient with proved endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. METHODS: Dynamic (18)F-FET and carbidopa-assisted (18)F-FDOPA PET were performed on tumor-bearing nude mice after subcutaneous injection of RIN-m5F murine beta cells and on a 30-year-old man with type-1 multiple endocrine neoplasia and hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia defined by a positive fasting test...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782321/insulinoma-presenting-with-neuropsychiatric-symptoms
#19
S Aggarwal, N Nand, N Damle, R Godara, R Kumar
An insulinoma is a rare pancreatic endocrine tumor which is typically a hypervascular, solitary small tumour. 90 % of tumors are benign and less than 2 cm in size. Some insulinomas are associated with MEN-1 syndrome. Some cases of insulinoma may present with neuropsychiatric symptoms and may be wrongly diagnosed as psychosis. We report a case of insulinoma in a 55 years old female who presented with episodes of abnormal behavior and altered sensorium. On detailed investigations she was diagnosed as a case of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia due to insulinoma (in her case MRI abdomen was normal) DOTANOC PET CT confirmed the insulinoma in body/tail of pancreas...
June 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768911/a-ccr2-myeloid-cell-niche-required-for-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-growth
#20
Kristin Mussar, Stephanie Pardike, Tobias M Hohl, Gary Hardiman, Vincenzo Cirulli, Laura Crisa
Organ-specific patterns of myeloid cells may contribute tissue-specific growth and/or regenerative potentials. The perinatal stage of pancreas development marks a time characterized by maximal proliferation of pancreatic islets, ensuring the maintenance of glucose homeostasis throughout life. Ontogenically distinct CX3CR1+ and CCR2+ macrophage populations have been reported in the adult pancreas, but their functional contribution to islet cell growth at birth remains unknown. Here, we uncovered a temporally restricted requirement for CCR2+ myeloid cells in the perinatal proliferation of the endocrine pancreatic epithelium...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
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