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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093281/kindlin-2-in-pancreatic-stellate-cells-promotes-the-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer
#1
Naoki Yoshida, Atsushi Masamune, Shin Hamada, Kazuhiro Kikuta, Tetsuya Takikawa, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Michiaki Unno, Tooru Shimosegawa
Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) play a pivotal role in pancreatic fibrosis associated with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Kindlin-2 is a focal adhesion protein that regulates the activation of integrins. This study aimed to clarify the role of kindlin-2 in PSCs in pancreatic cancer. Kindlin-2 expression in 79 resected pancreatic cancer tissues was examined by immunohistochemical staining. Kindlin-2-knockdown immortalized human PSCs were established using small interfering RNA. Pancreatic cancer cells were treated with conditioned media of PSCs, and the cell proliferation and migration were examined...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091744/prediction-of-pancreatic-fistula-after-distal-pancreatectomy-based-on-cross-sectional-images
#2
Ye Rim Chang, Jae Seung Kang, Jin-Young Jang, Woo Hyun Jung, Mee Joo Kang, Kyung Bun Lee, Sun-Whe Kim
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is one of the most common and clinically relevant complications after distal pancreatectomy (DP), occurring in 5-40% of patients. Determining risk factors for this complication may aid in its prevention. This study sought to predict the development of POPF after DP preoperatively and objectively based on radiologic findings. METHODS: This study included 60 patients who underwent DP using a stapler for pancreatic division between June 2011 and January 2013...
January 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067794/the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad4-signaling-pathway-in-pancreatic-carcinogenesis-and-its-clinical-significance
#3
REVIEW
Sunjida Ahmed, Azore-Dee Bradshaw, Shweta Gera, M Zahidunnabi Dewan, Ruliang Xu
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most fatal human cancers due to its complicated genomic instability. PDAC frequently presents at an advanced stage with extensive metastasis, which portends a poor prognosis. The known risk factors associated with PDAC include advanced age, smoking, long-standing chronic pancreatitis, obesity, and diabetes. Its association with genomic and somatic mutations is the most important factor for its aggressiveness. The most common gene mutations associated with PDAC include KRas2, p16, TP53, and Smad4...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058076/non-alcoholic-fatty-pancreatic-disease-a-review-of-literature
#4
REVIEW
Hassan Tariq, Suresh Nayudu, Sai Akella, Mariela Glandt, Sridhar Chilimuri
There is an epidemic of obesity worldwide. The prevalence of obesity has doubled over the last three decades. Obesity, especially abdominal obesity is associated with insulin resistance that can lead to pancreatic steatosis and non-alcoholic fatty pancreatic disease (NAFPD). NAFPD describes a phenotype entity ranging from deposition of fat in the pancreas to pancreatic inflammation, and resultant fibrosis, which is similar to that of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFPD may represent a meaningful manifestation of metabolic syndrome...
December 2016: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049396/oxidative-stress-and-antioxidant-potential-of-one-hundred-medicinal-plants
#5
Waseem Hassan, Hamsa Noreen, Shakila Rehman, Shehnaz Gul, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Jean Paul Kamdem, Bakht Zaman, Joao B T da Rocha
Reactive species are produced in biological system because of redox reactions. The imbalance in pro-oxidant and antioxidant homeostasis leads to the production of toxic reactive oxygen and nitrogen species like hydrogen peroxide, organic peroxides, hydroxyl radicals, superoxide anion and nitric oxide. Inactivation of metabolic enzymes, oxidation of biomolecules and cellular damage are some of the prominent characteristics of reactive species. Similarly, oxidative stress has been associated with more than one hundred (100) pathologies such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, pancreatic and liver diseases, joint disorders, cardiac fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, neurological diseases (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disorder, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease), ageing and cancer etc...
January 2, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999205/muty-homolog-myh-inhibition-reduces-pancreatic-cancer-cell-growth-and-increases-chemosensitivity
#6
George Sharbeen, Janet Youkhana, Amanda Mawson, Joshua McCarroll, Andrea Nunez, Andrew Biankin, Amber Johns, David Goldstein, Phoebe Phillips
Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PC) have a poor prognosis due to metastases and chemoresistance. PC is characterized by extensive fibrosis, which creates a hypoxic microenvironment, and leads to increased chemoresistance and intracellular oxidative stress. Thus, proteins that protect against oxidative stress are potential therapeutic targets for PC. A key protein that maintains genomic integrity against oxidative damage is MutY-Homolog (MYH). No prior studies have investigated the function of MYH in PC cells...
December 16, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902695/text-mining-genotype-phenotype-relationships-from-biomedical-literature-for-database-curation-and-precision-medicine
#7
Ayush Singhal, Michael Simmons, Zhiyong Lu
The practice of precision medicine will ultimately require databases of genes and mutations for healthcare providers to reference in order to understand the clinical implications of each patient's genetic makeup. Although the highest quality databases require manual curation, text mining tools can facilitate the curation process, increasing accuracy, coverage, and productivity. However, to date there are no available text mining tools that offer high-accuracy performance for extracting such triplets from biomedical literature...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888869/latest-advances-in-chronic-pancreatitis
#8
J Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz
This article summarizes some of the recent and clinically relevant advances in chronic pancreatitis. These advances mainly concern the definition of the disease, the etiological diagnosis of idiopathic disease, the correlation between fibrosis degree and pancreatic secretion in the early stages of chronic pancreatitis, the treatment of the disease and of pain, the clinical relevance of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, and the diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis. A new mechanistic definition of chronic pancreatitis has been proposed...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855278/cadherin-11-is-a-cell-surface-marker-up-regulated-in-activated-pancreatic-stellate-cells-and-is-involved-in-pancreatic-cancer-cell-migration
#9
Chiara Birtolo, Hung Pham, Susan Morvaridi, Chintan Chheda, Vay Liang W Go, Andrzej Ptasznik, Mouad Edderkaoui, Michael H Weisman, Erika Noss, Michael B Brenner, Brent Larson, Maha Guindi, Qiang Wang, Stephen J Pandol
Chronic pancreatitis is a prominent risk factor for the development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. In both conditions, the activation of myofibroblast-like pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) plays a predominant role in the formation of desmoplastic reaction through the synthesis of connective tissue and extracellular matrix, inducing local pancreatic fibrosis and an inflammatory response. Yet the signaling events involved in chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer progression and metastasis remain poorly defined...
January 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821712/bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-small-molecule-inhibitors-induce-a-distinct-pancreatic-toxicity-in-rats
#10
Rebecca I Erickson, Leah K Schutt, Jacqueline M Tarrant, Michelle McDowell, Lichuan Liu, Adam R Johnson, Sock-Cheng Lewin-Koh, Maj Hedehus, Jed Ross, Richard A D Carano, Karin Staflin, Fiona Zhong, James J Crawford, Shelly Zhong, Karin Reif, Arna Katewa, Harvey Wong, Wendy B Young, Donna M Dambach, Dinah L Misner
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a member of the Tec family of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases involved in B-cell and myeloid cell signaling. Small molecule inhibitors of BTK are being investigated for treatment of several hematologic cancers and autoimmune diseases. GDC-0853 ((S)-2-(3'-(hydroxymethyl)-1-methyl-5-((5-(2-methyl-4-(oxetan-3-yl)piperazin-1-yl)pyridin-2-yl)amino)-6-oxo-1,6-dihydro-[3,4'-bipyridin]-2'-yl)-7,7-dimethyl-3,4,7,8-tetrahydro-2H-cyclopenta[4,5]pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrazin-1(6H)-one) is a selective and reversible oral small-molecule BTK inhibitor in development for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800195/an-unusual-case-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-from-isolated-gallbladder-varices-in-a-patient-with-pancreatic-cancer-complicated-by-portal-biliopathy
#11
Mahir Gachabayov, Kubach Kubachev, Elbrus Abdullaev, Nonna Zarkua, Abakar Abdullaev, Artur Fokin
Portal biliopathy is the complex of abnormalities of extrahepatic and intrahepatic bile ducts, cystic duct, and gallbladder, arising as a result of extrahepatic portal vein obstruction and noncirrhotic portal fibrosis, which can be caused by coagulopathies, tumors, inflammation, postoperative complications, dehydration, and neonatal umbilical vein catheterization. We report a case of a 55-year-old male patient with the history of pancreatic cancer and cholecystoenteric anastomosis presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding from gallbladder varices via the anastomosis...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798096/chronic-pancreatitis-and-lipomatosis-are-associated-with-defective-function-of-ciliary-genes-in-pancreatic-ductal-cells
#12
Cécile Augereau, Louis Collet, Pierfrancesco Vargiu, Carmen Guerra, Sagrario Ortega, Frédéric P Lemaigre, Patrick Jacquemin
Genetic diseases associated with defects in primary cilia are classified as ciliopathies. Pancreatic lesions and ductal cysts are found in patients with ciliopathic polycystic kidney diseases suggesting a close connection between pancreatic defects and primary cilia. Here we investigate the role of two genes whose deletion is known to cause primary cilium defects, namely Hnf6 and Lkb1, in pancreatic ductal homeostasis. We find that mice with postnatal duct-specific deletion of Hnf6 or Lkb1 show duct dilations...
October 7, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780664/vascular-enhancement-pattern-of-mass-in-computed-tomography-may-predict-chemo-responsiveness-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#13
Shin Il Kim, Jun Young Shin, Jin-Seok Park, Seok Jeong, Yong Sun Jeon, Moon Han Choi, Hyun Jong Choi, Jong Ho Moon, Jae Chul Hwang, Min Jae Yang, Byoung Moo Yoo, Jin Hong Kim, Hyun Woo Lee, Chang-Il Kwon, Don Haeng Lee
INTRODUCTION: Chemo-responsiveness in pancreatic cancer is known to be dependent on fibrosis and vascularity. The purpose of this study was to assess vascular enhancement in advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma with or without liver metastasis in computed tomography (CT) and to analyze the correlation between enhancement patterns and chemo-responsiveness. METHODS: Patients were assigned to either a responder group (partial response or stable disease) or a non-responder group (progressive disease) according to chemo-responsiveness assessed by CT before and after gemcitabine-based chemotherapy...
October 19, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733144/successful-treatment-of-gemcitabine-induced-acute-interstitial-pneumonia-with-imatinib-mesylate-a-case-report
#14
Elisabetta Fenocchio, Ilaria Depetris, Delia Campanella, Lucia Garetto, Fabrizio Carnevale Schianca, Danilo Galizia, Giovanni Grignani, Massimo Aglietta, Francesco Leone
BACKGROUND: Gemcitabine is currently the standard chemotherapy for the adjuvant treatment of pancreatic cancer. This chemotherapeutic agent is generally well-tolerated, myelosuppression and gastrointestinal toxicity being common side effects. Nevertheless, gemcitabine-induced pulmonary toxicity has been rarely reported. Despite its low incidence, the spectrum of pulmonary injury is wide, including potentially fatal conditions. We report a case of acute interstitial pneumonia related to gemcitabine, completely solved with Imatinib Mesylate (IM)...
October 12, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681847/regression-grading-in-neoadjuvant-treated-pancreatic-cancer-an-interobserver-study
#15
Sangeetha N Kalimuthu, Stefano Serra, Neesha Dhani, Sara Hafezi-Bakhtiari, Eva Szentgyorgyi, Rajkumar Vajpeyi, Runjan Chetty
AIM: Several regression grading systems have been proposed for neoadjuvant chemoradiation-treated pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). This study aimed to examine the utility, reproducibility and level of concordance of three most frequently used grading systems. METHODS: Four gastrointestinal pathologists used the College of American Pathologists (CAP), Evans, MD Anderson Cancer Centre (MDA) regression grading systems to grade 14 selected cases (7-20 slides from each case) of neoadjuvant chemoradiation-treated PDAC...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670661/role-of-trpc1-channels-in-pressure-mediated-activation-of-murine-pancreatic-stellate-cells
#16
REVIEW
Benedikt Fels, Nikolaj Nielsen, Albrecht Schwab
The tumor environment contributes importantly to tumor cell behavior and cancer progression. Aside from biochemical constituents, physical factors of the environment also influence the tumor. Growing evidence suggests that mechanics [e.g., tumor (stroma) elasticity, tissue pressure] are critical players of cancer progression. Underlying mechanobiological mechanisms involve among others the regulation of focal adhesion molecules, cytoskeletal modifications, and mechanosensitive (MS) ion channels of cancer- and tumor-associated cells...
October 2016: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665173/clinical-significance-of-serum-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#17
Yuichi Waragai, Rei Suzuki, Tadayuki Takagi, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Hitomi Kikuchi, Takuto Hikichi, Atsushi Masamune, Ya'an Kang, Jason B Fleming, Hiromasa Ohira
BACKGROUND: Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive mac-2 binding protein (WFA(+)-M2BP) is an excellent biomarker for predicting hepatic fibrosis. We hypothesized WFA(+)-M2BP might be a serum biomarker for the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with dense fibrosis. METHODS: In this study, we included 16 CP and 24 PDAC patients. Serum levels of WFA(+)-M2BP (cut-off index [COI]) were compared between the 2 groups. To confirm the cellular production of WFA(+)-M2BP, we investigated the presence of WFA(+)-M2BP in HEK293 cells, 3 established human PDAC cell lines and a recently generated human PDAC cell line derived from a liver metastasis (MDA-PATC53)...
November 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641067/new-player-in-tumor-stromal-interaction-granulin-as-a-novel-therapeutic-target-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-liver-metastasis
#18
Misako Sato-Matsubara, Norifumi Kawada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627810/generation-of-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-3d-pdac-stroma-rich-spheroid-model
#19
Matthew J Ware, Vazrik Keshishian, Justin J Law, Jason C Ho, Carlos A Favela, Paul Rees, Billie Smith, Sayeeduddin Mohammad, Rosa F Hwang, Kimal Rajapakshe, Cristian Coarfa, Shixia Huang, Dean P Edwards, Stuart J Corr, Biana Godin, Steven A Curley
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterized by a prominent desmoplastic/stromal reaction, which contributes to the poor clinical outcome of this disease. Therefore, greater understanding of the stroma development and tumor-stroma interactions is highly required. Pancreatic stellate cells (PSC) are myofibroblast-like cells located in exocrine areas of the pancreas, which as a result of inflammation produced by PDAC migrate and accumulate in the tumor mass, secreting extracellular matrix components and producing the dense PDAC stroma...
November 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613407/a-potential-role-for-ccn2-ctgf-in-aggressive-colorectal-cancer
#20
Inge Ubink, Elisha R Verhaar, Onno Kranenburg, Roel Goldschmeding
CCN2, also known as connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a transcriptional target of TGF-β signaling. Unlike its original name ("CTGF") suggested, CCN2 is not an actual growth factor but a matricellular protein that plays an important role in fibrosis, inflammation and connective tissue remodeling in a variety of diseases, including cancer. In pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, CCN2 signaling induces stromal infiltration and facilitates a strong tumor-stromal interaction. In many types of cancer, CCN2 overexpression has been associated with poor outcome...
September 2016: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
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