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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731049/composite-hemangioendothelioma-with-neuroendocrine-marker-expression-an-aggressive-variant
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Kyle D Perry, Alyaa Al-Lbraheemi, Brian P Rubin, Jin Jen, Hongzheng Ren, Jin Sung Jang, Asha Nair, Jaime Davila, Stefan Pambuccian, Andrew Horvai, William Sukov, Henry D Tazelaar, Andrew L Folpe
Aberrant expression of neuroendocrine markers is extremely rare in endothelial neoplasms, with only a single report describing three cases. Although originally classified as conventional angiosarcoma, further assessment of these tumors revealed a strikingly composite morphology composed of retiform and epithelioid elements reminiscent of composite hemangioendothelioma, a rare subtype of hemangioendothelioma. To further investigate these findings, available materials from 11 morphologically distinctive endothelial tumors showing neuroendocrine marker expression were retrieved from our archives...
July 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728173/glucocorticoid-induced-leucine-zipper-protects-the-retina-from-light-induced-retinal-degeneration-by-inducing-bcl-xl-in-rats
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Ruiping Gu, Wenyi Tang, Boya Lei, Xinyi Ding, Cheng Jiang, Gezhi Xu
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) in a light-induced retinal degeneration model and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Methods: Intravitreal injection of recombinant GILZ-overexpressing lentivirus (OE-GILZ-rLV) and short hairpin RNA targeting GILZ recombinant lentivirus (shRNA-GILZ-rLV) was performed to up- and downregulate retinal GILZ, respectively. Three days after stable transduction, rats were exposed to continuous bright light (5000 lux) for 2 days...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724881/effect-of-carotid-endarterectomy-on-retinal-function-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-hemodynamically-significant-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Anna Machalińska, Aleksandra Kowalska-Budek, Miłosz Piotr Kawa, Arkadiusz Kazimierczak, Krzysztof Safranow, Marta Kirkiewicz, Paweł Rynio, Grażyna Wilk, Wojciech Lubiński, Piotr Gutowski, Bogusław Machaliński
INTRODUCTION    The corrective effect of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) on disturbed ophthalmic artery flow in patients with a significant internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) presenting with ocular ischemic syndrome (i.e., symptomatic patients) is well established. However, no clear evidence exists regarding the efficacy of CEA for improvement of neuro-retinal function in patients without symptoms of ocular ischemic syndrome. OBJECTIVES    We determined the effects of CEA on retinal function in asymptomatic patients with hemodynamically significant internal carotid artery stenosis...
July 19, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724211/dexmedetomidine-preconditioning-protects-against-retinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-inhibits-inflammation-response-via-toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-pathway
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Zong Chen, Ping-Yang Qiu, Chuan-Gen Ma
BACKGROUND: Retinal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is one of significant cause of visual dysopia and causes inflammatory response. Dexmedetomidine is widely applied to general/local anaesthesia and has been reported to have extensive anti-inflammatory effect. However, the role of dexmedetomidine in retinal I/R injury is currently unknown. This study investigates the effect of dexmedetomidine preconditioning on retinal I/R injury and explore the related signal mechanism toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713831/new-mydriasis-free-electroretinogram-recorded-with-skin-electrodes-in-healthy-subjects
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Ken Asakawa, Kana Amino, Machiho Iwase, Yuki Kusayanagi, Akiho Nakamura, Rio Suzuki, Takashi Yuuki, Hitoshi Ishikawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the reproducibility and consistency of the new mydriasis-free electroretinogram (ERG) with a skin electrode (RETeval) device, to determine the normative values of parameters, and to clarify the usefulness of pupil records to colored-light stimulus. METHODS: A total of 100 eyes of 50 healthy subjects (mean age, 21.4 years) were enrolled. The diagnostic parameters obtained by the RETeval device were examined under the following conditions. The reproducibility was determined with the coefficient of variation (CV)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709891/neuroprotective-effects-of-methyl-3-4-dihydroxybenzoate-in-a-mouse-model-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Jia Zhang, Di Xu, Huan Ouyang, Songhui Hu, Ang Li, Huanmin Luo, Ying Xu
Retinitis pigmentosa is a photoreceptor-degenerative disease that is currently untreatable and eventually causes blindness. Methyl 3,4 dihydroxybenzoate (MDHB) is a small molecule that exerts neuroprotective effect in vitro. The present study tests whether MDHB protects the retina of rd10 mice, a model of retinitis pigmentosa. MDHB or equal volume of vehicle was intraperitoneally injected in rd10 mice daily from postnatal day 12 (P12) to P26. Retinal morphology was evaluated by immunostaining, and retinal function by electroretinogram (ERG) and by visual behavior...
July 11, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709429/efficacy-of-rituximab-in-non-paraneoplastic-autoimmune-retinopathy
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Katherine Boudreault, Sally Justus, Jesse D Sengillo, Kaspar Schuerch, Winston Lee, Thiago Cabral, Stephen H Tsang
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune retinopathy (AIR) is a rare but potentially blinding condition that is often underdiagnosed. Common features in AIR presentation include rapidly progressive vision loss with abnormal electrophysiological responses of the retina associated with positive anti-retinal antibodies. AIR is also challenging to treat, and thus, the introduction of new potential therapeutic agents is welcomed. The goal of this communication is to assess the effects of rituximab infusions on electroretinogram (ERG) responses and visual function outcomes in patients with non-paraneoplastic autoimmune retinopathy (npAIR)...
July 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709426/xue-fu-zhu-yu-decoction-protects-rats-against-retinal-ischemia-by-downregulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-vegf-via-inhibition-of-rbp2-and-pkm2
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Shu-Qiu Tan, Xue Geng, Jorn-Hon Liu, Wynn Hwai-Tzong Pan, Li-Xiang Wang, Hui-Kang Liu, Lei Hu, Hsiao-Ming Chao
BACKGROUND: Retinal ischemia-related eye diseases result in visual dysfunction. This study investigates the protective effects and mechanisms of Xue-Fu-Zhu-Yu decoction (XFZYD) with respect to retinal ischemia. METHODS: Retinal ischemia (I) was induced in Wistar rats by a high intraocular pressure (HIOP) of 120 mmHg for 1 h, which was followed by reperfusion of the ischemic eye; the fellow untreated eye acted as a control. Electroretinogram (ERG), biochemistry and histopathology investigations were performed...
July 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699202/ductal-adenocarcinoma-of-the-prostate-clinical-and-biological-profiles
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Armelle Vinceneux, Franck Bruyère, Olivier Haillot, Thomas Charles, Alexandre de la Taille, Laurent Salomon, Yves Allory, Idir Ouzaid, Laurence Choudat, Morgan Rouprêt, Eva Comperat, Nadine Houede, Jean-Baptiste Beauval, Patrick Vourc'h, Gaëlle Fromont
BACKGROUND: Ductal adenocarcinoma (DAC) is a rare and aggressive subtype of prostate cancer (PCa). In the present study, we analyzed the clinical and biological characteristics of DAC, in comparison with high grade conventional acinar PCa. METHODS: Samples and data were retrospectively collected from seven institutions and centrally reviewed. Immunohistochemistry was performed on tissue microarrays to assess the expression of candidate proteins, based on the molecular classification of PCa, including ERG, PTEN, and SPINK1...
July 12, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698241/longitudinal-characterisation-of-function-and-structure-of-bietti-crystalline-dystrophy-report-on-a-novel-homozygous-mutation-in-cyp4v2
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Catherine M Lockhart, Travis B Smith, Paul Yang, Malini Naidu, Allan E Rettie, Abhinav Nath, Richard Weleber, Edward J Kelly
BACKGROUND: Bietti crystalline dystrophy (BCD) is a rare inherited disorder characterised by fine crystalline deposits in the corneal limbus and retinal posterior pole. In 2004, mutations in the CYP4V2 gene were identified as the cause of BCD. Here, we describe the report of a homozygous point mutation in a patient with BCD and provide detailed characterisation of functional and structural changes over 20 years. METHODS: At regular intervals, the patient underwent repeat ophthalmic evaluations...
July 11, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695891/the-endothelial-transcription-factor-erg-mediates-angiopoietin-1-dependent-control-of-notch-signalling-and-vascular-stability
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A V Shah, G M Birdsey, C Peghaire, M E Pitulescu, N P Dufton, Y Yang, I Weinberg, L Osuna Almagro, L Payne, J C Mason, H Gerhardt, R H Adams, A M Randi
Notch and Angiopoietin-1 (Ang1)/Tie2 pathways are crucial for vascular maturation and stability. Here we identify the transcription factor ERG as a key regulator of endothelial Notch signalling. We show that ERG controls the balance between Notch ligands by driving Delta-like ligand 4 (Dll4) while repressing Jagged1 (Jag1) expression. In vivo, this regulation occurs selectively in the maturing plexus of the mouse developing retina, where Ang1/Tie2 signalling is active. We find that ERG mediates Ang1-dependent regulation of Notch ligands and is required for the stabilizing effects of Ang1 in vivo...
July 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687326/cellular-origin-of-intrinsic-optical-signals-in-the-rabbit-retina
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A Naderian, L Bussières, S Thomas, F Lesage, C Casanova
Optical imaging of retinal intrinsic signals is a relatively new method that provides spatiotemporal patterns of retinal activity through activity-dependent changes in light reflectance of the retina. The exact physiological mechanisms at the origin of retinal intrinsic signals are poorly understood and there are significant inter-species differences in their characteristics and cellular origins. In this study, we re-examined this issue through pharmacological dissection of retinal intrinsic signals in the rabbit with simultaneous ERG recordings...
July 13, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685103/light-modulates-ocular-complications-in-an-albino-rat-model-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Elias Andrawus, Gizi Veildbaum, Esther Zemel, Rina Leibu, Ido Perlman, Naim Shehadeh
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to assess potential interactions of light exposure and hyperglycemia upon ocular complications in diabetic rats. METHODS: Streptozotocin-induced (STZ-induced) diabetic rats (N = 39) and non-diabetic rats (N = 9) were distributed into eight groups according to the irradiance and color of the light phase during the 12/12-hour light/dark regime. Follow-up lasted 90 days and included assessment of cataract development and electroretinogram (ERG) recordings...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684881/ejection-of-the-massive-hydrogen-rich-envelope-timed-with-the-collapse-of-the-stripped-sn-2014c
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Raffaella Margutti, A Kamble, D Milisavljevic, E Zapartas, S E de Mink, M Drout, R Chornock, G Risaliti, B A Zauderer, M Bietenholz, M Cantiello, S Chakraborti, L Chomiuk, W Fong, B Grefenstette, C Guidorzi, R Kirshner, J T Parrent, D Patnaude, A M Soderberg, N C Gehrels, F Harrison
We present multi-wavelength observations of SN 2014C during the first 500 days. These observations represent the first solid detection of a young extragalactic stripped-envelope SN out to high-energy X-rays ~40 keV. SN 2014C shows ordinary explosion parameters (Ek ~ 1.8 × 10(51) erg and Mej ~ 1.7 M⊙). However, over an ~1 year timescale, SN 2014C evolved from an ordinary hydrogen-poor supernova into a strongly interacting, hydrogen-rich supernova, violating the traditional classification scheme of type-I versus type-II SNe...
February 1, 2017: Astrophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681998/eribulin-regresses-a-doxorubicin-resistant-ewing-s-sarcoma-with-a-fus-erg-fusion-and-cdkn2a-deletion-for-the-patient-derived-orthotopic-xenograft-pdox-nude-mouse-model
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Kentaro Miyaki, Takashi Murakami, Tasuku Kiyuna, Kentaro Igarashi, Kei Kawaguchi, Yunfeng Li, Arun S Singh, Sarah M Dry, Mark A Eckardt, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Masashi Momiyama, Ryusei Matsuyama, Takashi Chishima, Itaru Endo, Fritz C Eilber, Robert M Hoffman
Ewing's sarcoma is a recalcitrant tumor greatly in need of more effective therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of eribulin on a doxorubicin (DOX)-resistant Ewing's sarcoma patient derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model. The Ewing's sarcoma PDOX model was previously established in the right chest wall of nude mice from the patient's right chest wall. In the previous study, the Ewing's sarcoma PDOX was resistant to DOX and sensitive to palbociclib and linsitinib. In the present study, the PDOX models were randomized into 3 groups when the tumor volume reached 60 mm(3) : G1, untreated control (n = 6); G2, DOX treated (n = 6), intraperitoneal (i...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676323/visual-cues-of-oviposition-sites-and-spectral-sensitivity-of-cydia-strobilella-l
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Johan Jakobsson, Miriam J Henze, Glenn P Svensson, Olle Lind, Olle Anderbrant
We investigated whether the spruce seed moth (Cydia strobilella L., Tortricidae: Grapholitini), an important pest in seed orchards of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.), can make use of the spectral properties of its host when searching for flowers to oviposit on. Spectral measurements showed that the flowers, and the cones they develop into, differ from a background of P. abies needles by a higher reflectance of long wavelengths. These differences increase as the flowers develop into mature cones. Electroretinograms (ERGs) in combination with spectral adaptation suggest that C...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672976/suncon-medical-adhesive-is-a-suitable-alternative-to-fibrin-glue-in-the-23g-minimally-invasive-vitrectomy
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Sha Liu, Suyan Li, Zhengpei Zhang, Sujuan Ji, Haiyang Liu
Fibrin glue is frequently used to close the incision of the sclera and conjunctiva. However, its use is limited due to its blood-borne origins. The study evaluated the suitability of Suncon medical adhesive as a replacement for fibrin glue in 23G minimally invasive vitrectomy as an animal study. One eye of Japanese white rabbits (total, 18 rabbits) received an intravitreal injection of 0.05 ml of Suncon medical adhesive, while the other eye was injected with 0.05 ml of saline and served as the control eye. Slit lamp, indirect ophthalmoscope and electroretinogram (ERG) examinations were carried out before and 28 days after the interventions...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668826/inhibition-of-erg-activity-in-patient-derived-prostate-cancer-xenografts-by-yk-4-279
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Brian Winters, Lisha Brown, Ilsa Coleman, Holly Nguyen, Tsion Zewdu Minas, Lori Kollath, Valeri Vasioukhin, Peter Nelson, Eva Corey, Aykut Üren, Colm Morrissey
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of the current study was to determine the effects of the ERG small-molecule inhibitor YK-4-279 on ERG(+) prostate cancer patient-derived xenografts (PDX). MATERIALS AND METHODS: ERG activity was blocked using YK-4-279 in three subcutaneously-implanted ERG(+) (LuCaP 23.1, 86.2 and 35) and one ERG(-) (LuCaP 96) PDX. Treated animals tumor volume (TV), body weight (BW) and serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) were compared to vehicle-treated control animals...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665796/contamination-of-pine-and-birch-wood-dust-with-microscopic-fungi-and-determination-of-its-sterol-contents
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Kinga Stuper-Szablewska, Tomasz Rogoziński, Juliusz Perkowski
Wood compounds, especially sterols, are connected with the level of contamination with microscopic fungi. Within this study, tests were conducted on wood dust samples collected at various work stations in a pine and birch timber conversion plant. Their contamination with mycobiota was measured as the concentration of ergosterol (ERG) by ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC). Another aim of this study was to assess the effect of contamination with microscopic fungi on the sterol contents in wood dusts...
June 27, 2017: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663190/functional-and-structural-findings-of-neurodegeneration-in-early-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy-cross-sectional-analyses-of-baseline-data-of-the-eurocondor-project
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Ana Rita Santos, Luísa Ribeiro, Francesco Bandello, Rosangela Lattanzio, Catherine Egan, Ulrik Frydkjaer-Olsen, José García-Arumí, Jonathan Gibson, Jakob Grauslund DMSci, Simon P Harding, Gabriele E Lang, Pascale Massin, Edoardo Midena, Peter Scanlon, Stephen J Aldington Hnd, Sílvia Simão, Christian Schwartz, Berta Ponsati, Massimo Porta, Miguel Ângelo Costa, Cristina Hernández, José Cunha-Vaz, Rafael Simó
Cross-sectional study evaluating the relationship between: a) functional and structural measurements of neurodegeneration in initial stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR); and b) presence of neurodegeneration and early microvascular impairment. We analyzed baseline data of patients with type 2 diabetes (n=449) enrolled in the EUROCONDOR study (NCT01726075). Functional studies by multifocal ERG (mfERG) evaluated neurodysfunction and structural measurements using spectral domain optical-coherence tomography (SD-OCT) evaluated neurodegeneration...
June 29, 2017: Diabetes
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