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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102624/partial-monosomy-of-10p-and-duplication-of-another-chromosome-in-two-patients
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Sayaka Ohta, Tsuyoshi Isojima, Yoko Mizuno, Motohiro Kato, Masakazu Mimaki, Masafumi Seki, Yusuke Sato, Seishi Ogawa, Junko Takita, Sachiko Kitanaka, Akira Oka
Partial monosomy of 10p is a rare chromosomal abnormality. Common features are hypoparathyroidism, deafness, renal anomalies, distinctive facies, and mental retardation, with phenotypic variability. We report two patients with chromosomal abnormalities identified on single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array analysis. Although patient 1 had common features of monosomy10p, G-banding indicated a normal karyotype. SNP array and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), however, indicated unbalanced translocation of a 10p terminal deletion of 11...
January 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102566/annual-research-review-understudied-populations-within-the-autism-spectrum-current-trends-and-future-directions-in-neuroimaging-research
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REVIEW
Allison Jack, Kevin A Pelphrey
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental conditions that vary in both etiology and phenotypic expression. Expressions of ASD characterized by a more severe phenotype, including autism with intellectual disability (ASD + ID), autism with a history of developmental regression (ASD + R), and minimally verbal autism (ASD + MV) are understudied generally, and especially in the domain of neuroimaging. However, neuroimaging methods are a potentially powerful tool for understanding the etiology of these ASD subtypes...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102226/chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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Thomas J Kipps, Freda K Stevenson, Catherine J Wu, Carlo M Croce, Graham Packham, William G Wierda, Susan O'Brien, John Gribben, Kanti Rai
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is a malignancy of CD5(+) B cells that is characterized by the accumulation of small, mature-appearing lymphocytes in the blood, marrow and lymphoid tissues. Signalling via surface immunoglobulin, which constitutes the major part of the B cell receptor, and several genetic alterations play a part in CLL pathogenesis, in addition to interactions between CLL cells and other cell types, such as stromal cells, T cells and nurse-like cells in the lymph nodes. The clinical progression of CLL is heterogeneous and ranges from patients who require treatment soon after diagnosis to others who do not require therapy for many years, if at all...
January 19, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101677/emesis-and-nausea-related-to-single-agent-trabectedin-in-ovarian-cancer-patients-a-sub-study-of-the-mito15-project
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Marilena Di Napoli, Chiara Della Pepa, Laura Arenare, Giovanni Scambia, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi, Gabriella Ferrandina, Vanda Salutari, Roberto Sorio, Anna Maria Mosconi, Giorgia Mangili, Lucia Borgato, Stefano Lepori, Angela Salvino, Sandro Pignata, Sabrina Chiara Cecere
The MITO 15 was a prospective, single-arm trial, evaluating trabectedin monotherapy in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer (OC) who were BRCA mutation-carriers or had a BRCAness phenotype. It is largely reported that trabectedin may induce nausea and vomiting but the real emetogenic potential of the drug, in the different schedules, has never been fully described; furthermore, OC patients are known to have an enhanced risk of developing nausea and vomiting due to female gender, abdominal spreading of the disease, and major surgery experienced by most of them...
January 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101243/mir-199a-5p-regulates-hif-1%C3%AE-and-osgin2-and-its-expression-is-correlated-to-soft-tissue-sarcoma-patients-outcome
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Jacqueline Keßler, Swetlana Rot, Matthias Bache, Matthias Kappler, Peter Würl, Dirk Vordermark, Helge Taubert, Thomas Greither
Soft tissue sarcomas are a heterogeneous group of malignant neoplasms of mesenchymal origin. Partly due to hypoxia, an aggressive and radioresistant phenotype frequently develops, resulting in poorer patient outcome. microRNAs (miRNAs) are tiny, non-coding regulators of gene expression and in situations of cellular stress situations may predict clinical progression and patient outcome. In the present study, hypoxia-associated miR-199a-5p expression in 96 soft tissue sarcoma samples was analysed by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and associations between miR-199a-5p expression and patient clinicopathological characteristics and survival were measured...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100085/heterogeneity-of-macrophages-in-canine-histiocytic-ulcerative-colitis
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Anna Nolte, Johannes Junginger, Berit Baum, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein
Histiocytic ulcerative colitis (HUC) is a chronic enteropathy which most notably occurs in Boxer dogs and French bulldogs. The inflamed mucosa is hallmarked by large, foamy, periodic acid-Schiff (PAS)-positive macrophages infiltrating the colonic mucosa. As little is known about their origin and phenotype, an immunohistochemical study was performed using different macrophage markers. Generally, canine colonic macrophages showed high expression of ionised calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1 and MHC class II. In canine HUC, macrophages revealed up-regulation of lysozyme and L1 Ag but decreased CD163 expression compared with controls, suggesting them to be pro-inflammatory cells, whereas the healthy colonic mucosa was characterised by an anti-inflammatory macrophage phenotype...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100023/frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-pathogenesis-pathology-and-pathways-to-phenotype
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REVIEW
David Ma Mann, Julie S Snowden
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) is a clinically, pathologically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders that affect principally the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. There are three major associated clinical syndromes, behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), semantic dementia (SD) and progressive non-fluent aphasia (PNFA); three principal histologies, involving tau, TDP-43 and FUS proteins; and mutations in three major genes, MAPT, GRN and C9orf72, along with several other less common gene mutations...
January 18, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099846/cell-of-origin-links-histotype-spectrum-to-immune-microenvironment-diversity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-driven-by-mutant-kras-and-loss-of-lkb1
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Ashwini S Nagaraj, Jenni Lahtela, Annabrita Hemmes, Teijo Pellinen, Sami Blom, Jennifer R Devlin, Kaisa Salmenkivi, Olli Kallioniemi, Mikko I Mäyränpää, Katja Närhi, Emmy W Verschuren
Lung cancers exhibit pronounced functional heterogeneity, confounding precision medicine. We studied how the cell of origin contributes to phenotypic heterogeneity following conditional expression of Kras(G12D) and loss of Lkb1 (Kras;Lkb1). Using progenitor cell-type-restricted adenoviral Cre to target cells expressing surfactant protein C (SPC) or club cell antigen 10 (CC10), we show that Ad5-CC10-Cre-infected mice exhibit a shorter latency compared with Ad5-SPC-Cre cohorts. We further demonstrate that CC10(+) cells are the predominant progenitors of adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) tumors and give rise to a wider spectrum of histotypes that includes mucinous and acinar adenocarcinomas...
January 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099487/metabolic-imaging-of-head-and-neck-cancer-organoids
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Amy T Shah, Tiffany M Heaster, Melissa C Skala
Head and neck cancer patients suffer from toxicities, morbidities, and mortalities, and these ailments could be minimized through improved therapies. Drug discovery is a long, expensive, and complex process, so optimized assays can improve the success rate of drug candidates. This study applies optical imaging of cell metabolism to three-dimensional in vitro cultures of head and neck cancer grown from primary tumor tissue (organoids). This technique is advantageous because it measures cell metabolism using intrinsic fluorescence from NAD(P)H and FAD on a single cell level for a three-dimensional in vitro model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099272/mixed-phenotype-acute-leukemia-current-challenges-in-diagnosis-and-therapy
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Ofir Wolach, Richard M Stone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) is a rare disease that poses many diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Patients with MPAL are considered to have poor outcomes. The difficulties in classifying this leukemia, the lack of prospectively collected data concerning therapeutic outcomes, and rare incidence result in much uncertainty as to the best approach for patients with MPAL. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies demonstrated that most MPALs are associated with cytogenetic abnormalities; genetic sequencing studies disclose a high frequency of somatic mutations in genes encoding epigenetic regulators, tumor suppressors, and transcription factors...
January 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099206/is-a-%C3%AE-cell-a-%C3%AE-cell
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Chaoxing Yang, Feorillo Galivo, Craig Dorrell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This report examines recent publications identifying phenotypic and functional heterogeneity among pancreatic β cells and investigating their potential roles in normal and abnormal islet function. The development of new methods and tools for the study of individual islet cells has produced a surge of interest in this topic. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies of β cell maturation and pregnancy-induced proliferation have identified changes in serotonin and transcription factors SIX2/3 expression as markers of temporal heterogeneity...
January 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098570/preferential-localization-of-met-expression-at-the-invasion-front-and-in-spreading-cells-through-air-spaces-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinomas
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Camille Lapère, Alexis B Cortot, Valérie Grégoire, Vincent Cockenpot, David Tulasne, Marie-Christine Copin
The involvement of the HGF/MET pathway in acquisition of an invasive phenotype in non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs) suggests that MET inhibitors might prove effective against these cancers, but clinical trials have yielded conflicting results. The aim of our study was to evaluate how intratumoral heterogeneity (ITH) of MET staining affects the determination of MET status for therapeutic purposes. We analyzed 64 NSCLC samples, including 33 adenocarcinomas (ADCs) and 31 squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). We used immunohistochemistry to detect MET and phospho-MET on whole slides and determined the MET SP44 immunoscore and the H-score...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097409/genetic-and-epigenetic-intra-tumour-heterogeneity-in-colorectal-cancer
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Huw Geraint Jones, Gareth Jenkins, Namor Williams, Paul Griffiths, Phil Chambers, John Beynon, Dean Harris
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a highly heterogeneous disease, with pathologically similar cancers having completely different responses to treatment and patient survival. Intra-tumour heterogeneity (defined as distinct morphological and phenotypic differences) has recently been demonstrated to be an important factor in the development and behaviour of cancer cells and can be used to determine response to anticancer therapy. METHOD: Patients with resected CRC had DNA extracted from eight defined tumour areas which were analysed for two genetic mutations (BRAF and KRAS) and one epigenetic trait (CpG island methylator phenotype/CIMP)...
January 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097074/resources-available-for-autism-research-in-the-big-data-era-a-systematic-review
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Reem Al-Jawahiri, Elizabeth Milne
Recently, there has been a move encouraged by many stakeholders towards generating big, open data in many areas of research. One area where big, open data is particularly valuable is in research relating to complex heterogeneous disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The inconsistencies of findings and the great heterogeneity of ASD necessitate the use of big and open data to tackle important challenges such as understanding and defining the heterogeneity and potential subtypes of ASD. To this end, a number of initiatives have been established that aim to develop big and/or open data resources for autism research...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096187/gprasp2-a-novel-causative-gene-mutated-in-an-x-linked-recessive-syndromic-hearing-loss
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Guangqian Xing, Jun Yao, Chunyu Liu, Qinjun Wei, Xuli Qian, Lingxin Wu, Yajie Lu, Xin Cao
BACKGROUND: A substantial amount of nuclear genes have been identified to be implicated in genetic hearing loss, while X-linked hearing loss is genetically heterogeneous and relatively infrequent. OBJECTIVE: To identify the causative gene mutation in a five-generation Chinese family with an X-linked recessive syndromic hearing loss (SHL). METHODS: Targeted X-chromosome exome sequencing was conducted, and cosegregation analysis was performed in the members of the affected family...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095899/what-is-the-relationship-between-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-status-and-the-neuroradiological-correlates-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-adults-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Clark Funnell, Mary M Doyle-Waters, Samuel Yip, Thalia Field
BACKGROUND: Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) is a common cause of stroke, dementia, and functional decline. In recent years, neuroradiologic correlates of CSVD have been identified. These imaging findings, best characterized on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), include some combination of white matter hyperintensities, lacunes, cerebral microbleeds, enlarged perivascular spaces, and cerebral atrophy. Though some cohorts have reported that participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), an important risk factor for CSVD, may have a distinct neuroradiologic phenotype, this relationship is not well-characterized...
January 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095425/relationship-between-clinical-parameters-and-brain-structure-in-sporadic-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-according-to-onset-type-a-voxel-based-morphometric-study
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Hee-Jin Kim, Mony de Leon, Xiuyuan Wang, Hyun Young Kim, Young-Jun Lee, Yeon-Ha Kim, Seung Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressing, phenotypically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disease affecting mainly the motor neuron system. The present voxel-based morphometry (VBM) study investigated whether patterns of brain atrophy differ among sporadic ALS subtypes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sporadic ALS patients (n = 62) with normal cognition and age-matched healthy controls (n = 57) were included in the study. ALS patients were divided into limb- and bulbar-onset groups according to clinical manifestations at symptom onset (n = 48 and 14, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095295/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-corrects-osteopetrosis-in-a-child-carrying-a-novel-homozygous-mutation-in-the-fermt3-gene
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Eleonora Palagano, Mary A Slatter, Paolo Uva, Ciro Menale, Anna Villa, Mario Abinun, Cristina Sobacchi
Osteopetrosis (OPT) is a rare skeletal disorder with phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity: a variety of clinical features besides the bony defect may be present, and at least ten different genes are known to be involved in the disease pathogenesis. In the framework of this heterogeneity, we report the clinical description of a neonate, first child of consanguineous parents, who had osteoclast-rich osteopetrosis and bone marrow failure in early life, but no other usual classical features of infantile malignant OPT, such as visual or hearing impairments...
January 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095178/current-trends-in-multidrug-optimization
#19
Andrea Weiss, Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska
The identification of effective and long-lasting cancer therapies still remains elusive, partially due to patient and tumor heterogeneity, acquired drug resistance, and single-drug dose-limiting toxicities. The use of drug combinations may help to overcome some limitations of current cancer therapies by challenging the robustness and redundancy of biological processes. However, effective drug combination optimization requires the careful consideration of numerous parameters. The complexity of this optimization problem is clearly nontrivial and likely requires the assistance of advanced heuristic optimization techniques...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Laboratory Automation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094500/chronic-mild-stress-induced-alterations-of-local-protein-synthesis-a-role-for-cognitive-impairment
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Francesca Calabrese, Paola Brivio, Piotr Gruca, Magdalena Lason-Tyburkiewicz, Mariusz Papp, Marco A Riva
Depression, a major cause of disability worldwide, is characterized by a complex and heterogeneous symptomatology. With this respect, cognitive deterioration represents a major problem that has a strong impact on patient's function. Thus, within the context of a depressive phenotype, it is important to characterize the mechanisms that sustain cognitive dysfunctions and may represent an important target for pharmacological intervention. Here, using the chronic mild stress (CMS) paradigm of depression, we found that, independently from the anhedonic phenotype, CMS rats showed a deficit in the novel object recognition (NOR) test, which is associated with an inability to phosphorylate GluN2B subunit on Ser1303 and to activate the mTOR pathway...
January 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
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