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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749386/epidermolysis-bullosa-acquisita-and-anti-p200-pemphigoid-as-major-subepidermal-autoimmune-bullous-diseases-diagnosed-by-floor-binding-on-indirect-immunofluorescence-microscopy-using-human-salt-split-skin
#1
Nupur Goyal, Raghavendra Rao, Shrutakirthi D Shenoi, Sathish Pai, Pramod Kumar, Balbir S Bhogal, Enno Schmidt, Detlef Zillikens
BACKGROUND: Subepidermal autoimmune bullous diseases are a diverse group of diseases with overlapping clinical and immunopathological features. Indirect immunofluorescence microscopy on artificially split skin helps to classify these conditions into those with staining on the epidermal side of the split ("roof-binding") and those with staining on the dermal side ("floor-binding"). Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita is the prototype of "floor-binding" subepidermal autoimmune bullous diseases...
July 27, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749372/3d-printing-a-family-of-biomimetic-models-to-explain-armored-grasping-in-syngnathid-fishes
#2
Michael M Porter, Nakul Ravikumar
Seahorses and pipehorses evolved at least two independent strategies for tail grasping, despite being armored with a heavy body plating. To help explain mechanical trade-offs associated with the different designs, we created a "family" of 3D-printed models that mimic variations in the presence and size of their armored plates. We measured the performance of the biomimetic proxies across seven mechanical metrics, representative of their protective and prehensile capacities. Our results show that the models mimicking the tails of seahorses are the best all-around performers, while those of the distal-most, prehensile region of pipehorses are more flexible, but less protected...
July 27, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749339/pten-controls-glandular-morphogenesis-through-a-juxtamembrane-%C3%AE-arrestin1-arhgap21-scaffolding-complex
#3
Arman Javadi, Ravi K Deevi, Emma Evergren, Elodie Blondel-Tepaz, George S Baillie, Mark Gh Scott, Frederick Charles Campbell
PTEN controls three-dimensional (3D) glandular morphogenesis by coupling juxtamembrane signalling to mitotic spindle machinery. While molecular mechanisms remain unclear, PTEN interacts through its C2 membrane-binding domain with the scaffold protein β-Arrestin1. Because β-Arrestin1 binds and suppresses the Cdc42 GTPase-activating protein ARHGAP21, we hypothesize that PTEN controls Cdc42-dependent morphogenic processes through a β-Arrestin1-ARHGAP21 complex. Here we show that PTEN knockdown (KD) impairs β-Arrestin1 membrane localization, β-Arrestin1-ARHGAP21 interactions, Cdc42 activation, mitotic spindle orientation and 3D glandular morphogenesis...
July 27, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749097/lymphoepithelioma-like-carcinoma-of-the-breast-mimicking-granulomatous-mastitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Dalia M Abouelfad, Noha N Yassen, Hebat Allah A Amin, Marwa E Shabana
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the breast is an exceedingly rare variant of mammary cancer. To our knowledge, only twenty - one cases have been reported in the literature. Diagnosis of this type of mammary carcinoma may be challenging, owing to its rarity and the histopathological similarity to common inflammatory and malignant lesions of the breast mainly granulomatous mastitis, medullary carcinoma, pleomorphic lobular carcinoma, lymphoma and other hematological malignancies. Our case is the 22nd case of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma reported in the breast, presenting with a palpable tender mass in a post-menopausal female...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748899/primary-intracranial-leiomyoma-in-renal-transplant-recipient
#5
Upasana Patel, Nirajkumar Patel
Leiomyoma, the benign tumor of smooth muscle cell origin, is commonly seen in genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts. Primary intracranial leiomyoma, however, is extremely rare occurrence. We hereby report a case of Epstein-Barr negative primary intracranial leiomyoma in a middle-aged renal transplant recipient, which mimicked left frontal parasagittal meningioma on neuroimaging. The tumor was completely excised and diagnosis of leiomyoma was clinched on pathological analysis with immunohistochemistry. The patient improved after tumor removal, and no evidence of tumor recurrence was noted on follow-up study after 10 months postsurgically...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748702/monte-carlo-study-of-a-planar-electric-double-layer-formed-by-ions-with-off-center-charge
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Stanisław Lamperski, Lutful Bari Bhuiyan, Douglas Henderson, Monika Kaja
Grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation results are reported for an electric double layer (EDL) modeled by a planar charged hard wall, hard sphere cations with an off-center charge, and spherical anions with a charge at the center of the sphere. The ion charge numbers are Z+ = +1 and Z- = -1, and the diameter, d, of a hard sphere is the same for anions and cations. The ions are immersed in a solvent mimicked by a continuum dielectric medium at standard temperature. The results are obtained for three values of charge displacement, s+0 = d/16, d/4, 7d/16 from the center of the sphere and the following electrolyte concentrations: 0...
July 27, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748671/ti6al4v-laser-surface-preparation-and-functionalization-using-hydroxyapatite-for-biomedical-applications
#7
D Faria, C S Abreu, M Buciumeanu, N Dourado, O Carvalho, F S Silva, G Miranda
This work presents a novel texture design for implants surface functionalization, through the creation of line-shaped textures on Ti6Al4V surfaces and subsequent sintering of hydroxyapatite (HAp) powder into the designated locations. HAp-rich locations were designed to avoid HAp detachment during insertion, thus guaranteeing an effective osseointegration. This process starts by creating textured lines using a Nd:YAG laser, filling these lines with HAp powder and sintering HAp using a CO2 laser. The adhesion of HAp is known to be influenced by HAp sintering parameters, especially laser power and scanning speed and also by the textured lines manufacturing...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748582/extravasal-albumin-concentration-modulates-contractile-responses-of-renal-afferent-arterioles
#8
Xiang Gao, Zhi Zhao Liu, Hayar Mohammed, Zhengbing Zhuge, Ming Liu, En Yin Lai, Leif Jansson, Mattias Carlström, Andreas Patzak, A Erik G Persson
AIM: Afferent arterioles (AA) hold a key position in the regulation of renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate. Being the effector site of tubuloglomerular feedback the afferent arteriole contributes to the renal handling of sodium and fluid. Dehydration goes along with increased renal interstitial protein concentration. Here, the hypothesis was tested that extravasal protein concentration directly modulates afferent arteriolar tone; a mechanism which may contribute to body fluid volume control...
July 27, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748193/infliximab-therapy-leading-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-negative-interferon-%C3%AE-release-assay-igra-based-quantiferon-gold-test
#9
Soni Parita, Kumar Vivek, Kamholz Stephan, Pascal William, Kupfer Yizhak
Infliximab therapy is associated with higher rates of active tuberculosis (TB), particularly extrapulmonary and disseminated forms with unusual symptoms. We report the case of a 66-year-old man with Crohn's disease who developed TB mimicking lung cancer on imaging. He presented with cough and fever of 2 weeks' duration shortly after starting infliximab. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a 7.0 × 3.2 cm(2) pleural-based mass, highly suspicious for malignancy. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of TB...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748094/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-mimicking-multiple-bone-abscesses
#10
Yuki Haruta, Yuki Kataoka, Hiroshi Ito, Taro Mori, Masaki Matsuo
Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung is known to metastasize to the bones, but a presentation similar to bone abscess is rare. We encountered a case with bone metastases that mimicked bone abscess, which delayed the diagnosis of squamous cell lung carcinoma. A 67-year-old man presented with a left upper lung infiltrate and lytic lesions on the left first rib and right fifth rib. In consideration of a possible infectious process, cultures of the aspirate from the right fifth rib lesion and blood were taken; however, results were non-specific...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747947/a-foreign-body-mimicking-tracheal-stenosis
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Ahmet Sizlanan, Onur Akcay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747856/tunable-gas-sensing-gels-by-cooperative-assembly
#12
Abid Hussain, Ana T S Semeano, Susana I C J Palma, Ana S Pina, José Almeida, Bárbara F Medrado, Ana C C S Pádua, Ana L Carvalho, Madalena Dionísio, Rosamaria W C Li, Hugo Gamboa, Rein V Ulijn, Jonas Gruber, Ana C A Roque
The cooperative assembly of biopolymers and small molecules can yield functional materials with precisely tunable properties. Here, the fabrication, characterization, and use of multicomponent hybrid gels as selective gas sensors are reported. The gels are composed of liquid crystal droplets self-assembled in the presence of ionic liquids, which further coassemble with biopolymers to form stable matrices. Each individual component can be varied and acts cooperatively to tune gels' structure and function. The unique molecular environment in hybrid gels is explored for supramolecular recognition of volatile compounds...
July 19, 2017: Advanced Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747440/aligned-fibers-direct-collective-cell-migration-to-engineer-closing-and-non-closing-wound-gaps
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Puja Sharma, Colin Ng, Aniket Jana, Abinash Padhi, Paige Szymanski, Jerry S H Lee, Bahareh Behkam, Amrinder S Nain
Cell emergence onto damaged or organized fibrous extracellular matrix (ECM) is a crucial precursor to collective cell migration in wound closure and cancer metastasis, respectively. However, there is a fundamental gap in our quantitative understanding of the role of local ECM size and arrangement in cell emergence based migration and local gap closure. Here, using ECM-mimicking nanofibers bridging cell monolayers, we describe a method to recapitulate and quantitatively describe these in vivo behaviors over multi spatial (single cell to cell sheets) and temporal (minutes-weeks) scales...
July 26, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747394/asymmetric-drop-coalescence-launches-fungal-ballistospores-with-directionality
#14
Fangjie Liu, Roger L Chavez, S N Patek, Anne Pringle, James J Feng, Chuan-Hua Chen
Thousands of fungal species use surface energy to power the launch of their ballistospores. The surface energy is released when a spherical Buller's drop at the spore's hilar appendix merges with a flattened drop on the adaxial side of the spore. The launching mechanism is primarily understood in terms of energetic models, and crucial features such as launching directionality are unexplained. Integrating experiments and simulations, we advance a mechanistic model based on the capillary-inertial coalescence between the Buller's drop and the adaxial drop, a pair that is asymmetric in size, shape and relative position...
July 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747178/anaerobic-bacteria-growth-in-the-presence-of-cathelicidin-ll-37-and-selected-ceragenins-delivered-as-magnetic-nanoparticles-cargo
#15
Bonita Durnaś, Ewelina Piktel, Marzena Wątek, Tomasz Wollny, Stanisław Góźdź, Jolanta Smok-Kalwat, Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
BACKGROUND: Cationic antibacterial peptides (CAPs) and synthetic molecules mimicking the amphiphilic structure of CAPs, such as ceragenins, are promising compounds for the development of new antimicrobials. RESULTS: We tested the in vitro activity of ceragenins CSA-13 and CSA-131 against several anaerobic bacteria including Bacteroides spp. and Clostridium difficile. We compared results to the activity of cathelicidin LL-37, metronidazole and nanosystems developed by attachment of CSA-13 and CSA-131 to magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs)...
July 26, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746218/localized-nasopharyngeal-amyloidosis-mimicking-malignancy-a-case-report
#16
Jong Seung Kim, Sam Hyun Kwon
RATIONALE: Nasopharyngeal amyloidosis is a benign, slowly progressive disease that is characterized by extracellular eosinophilic deposition. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a rare case of localized nasopharyngeal amyloidosis. DIAGNOSES: The initial chief complaint of this patient was frequent epistaxis and right aural fullness. The initial diagnosis was nasopharyngeal tumor. INTERVENTIONS: There is no universally effective medical treatment for nasopharyngeal amyloidosis but surgery can be an option...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745538/sinorhizobium-meliloti-chemotaxis-to-multiple-amino-acids-is-mediated-by-the-chemoreceptor-mcpu
#17
Benjamin A Webb, K Karl Compton, Julia S Martin Del Campo, Doris Taylor, Pablo Sobrado, Birgit E Scharf
The legume symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti is chemoattracted to compounds exuded by germinating seeds of its host alfalfa. This response is mainly mediated by the S. meliloti chemoreceptor McpU. McpU also has a prominent contribution in sensing a synthetic amino acid (aa) mixture mimicking the amounts and composition observed in seed exudate. Here, we used the hydrogel capillary assay to quantify chemotactic responses of S. meliloti to individual aa exuded by germinating alfalfa seeds and to define the role of McpU in this behavior...
July 26, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745461/neonatal-perforated-appendicitis-in-incarcerated-inguinal-hernia-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-testis-torsion
#18
Basak Erginel, Feryal Gun Soysal, Alaaddin Celik, Tansu Salman
Appendicitis in newborns is uncommon and difficult to diagnose. Reports on neonatal appendicitis subsequent to inguinal hernia incarceration are exceptionally rare. We present the case of a 26-day-old infant with perforated appendicitis due to incarceration of a right inguinal hernia, mimicking right testicular torsion.
July 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744985/diffuse-dermal-angiomatosis-mimicking-inflammatory-breast-carcinoma
#19
Yiang Hui, Christopher P Elco, Nicole F Heinl, Ana P Lourenco, Doreen L Wiggins, Yihong Wang
Diffuse dermal angiomatosis (DDA) is a rare pathologically distinct subtype of reactive angioendotheliomatosis. In the literature, few biopsy-proven cases involving breast skin have been reported. We present a case of a 49-year-old female who presented with an indurated, erythematous, weeping, puckered and tender lesion with focal ulceration. Mammography demonstrated diffuse cutaneous and trabecular thickening concerning for inflammatory breast carcinoma. A punch biopsy demonstrated findings consistent with DDA...
July 26, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744077/cystic-lesions-of-the-pancreatico-biliary-tree-a-schematic-mri-approach
#20
Jaydeep Halankar, Kartik Jhaveri, Ur Metser
Although a common occurrence, cystic lesions of the pancreatico-biliary tree (PBT) may pose a diagnostic dilemma because they encompass a large number of neoplastic and benign processes with varied clinical symptoms. Knowledge of lesion classification and characterization are essential in making an accurate prospective diagnosis. This is necessary for identifying clinically significant cystic masses, which at times may require invasive intervention from indolent, nonneoplastic lesions, for which surveillance may suffice...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
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