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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202657/a-case-of-gastric-cancer-metastasis-to-the-breast-in-a-female-with-brca2-germline-mutation-and-literature-review
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Audrius Dulskas, Mahdi Al Bandar, Yoon Young Choi, Su-Jin Shin, Seung-Hoon Beom, Taeil Son, Hyung-Il Kim, Jae-Ho Cheong, Woo Jin Hyung, Sung Hoon Noh
INTRODUCTION: Gastric cancer is a deadly disease. Common sites of distant metastasis of gastric cancer are the peritoneum, liver, lymph nodes, and lung. The breast is a rare site of metastasis in gastric cancer which occurs in males dominantly. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Here, we report the first case of metastatic gastric cancer to the breast in a patient with the breast cancer 2 (BRCA2) germline mutation. A 34-year-old female was admitted to the hospital with dyspepsia and a palpable mass in the left breast...
December 5, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146734/humanized-mice-in-studying-efficacy-and-mechanisms-of-pd-1-targeted-cancer-immunotherapy
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Minan Wang, Li-Chin Yao, Mingshan Cheng, Danying Cai, Jan Martinek, Chong-Xian Pan, Wei Shi, Ai-Hong Ma, Ralph W De Vere White, Susan Airhart, Edison T Liu, Jacques Banchereau, Michael A Brehm, Dale L Greiner, Leonard D Shultz, Karolina Palucka, James G Keck
Establishment of an in vivo small animal model of human tumor and human immune system interaction would enable preclinical investigations into the mechanisms underlying cancer immunotherapy. To this end, non-obese diabetic (NOD).Cg-Prkdc(scid)IL2rg(tm1Wjl) /Sz (null; NSG) mice were transplanted with human (h)CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells, which leads to the development of human hematopoietic and immune systems [humanized NSG (HuNSG)]. HuNSG mice received human leukocyte antigen partially matched tumor implants from patient-derived xenografts [PDX; nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), sarcoma, bladder cancer, and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)] or from a TNBC cell line-derived xenograft (CDX)...
November 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133857/pdgfr-modulated-mir-23b-cluster-and-mir-125a-5p-suppress-lung-tumorigenesis-by-targeting-multiple-components-of-kras-and-nf-kb-pathways
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Srivatsava Naidu, Lei Shi, Peter Magee, Justin D Middleton, Alessandro Laganá, Sudhakar Sahoo, Hui Sun Leong, Melanie Galvin, Kristopher Frese, Caroline Dive, Vincenza Guzzardo, Matteo Fassan, Michela Garofalo
In NSCLC alterations in PDGF receptors are markers of worst prognosis and efficient targeting of these receptors is yet to be achieved. In this study, we explored PDGFR-regulated microRNAs demonstrating that miR-23b cluster and miR-125a-5p are downregulated by increased expression of PDGFR-α or PDGFR-β in NSCLC cells. Mechanistically, the expression of these microRNAs is positively regulated by p53 and negatively modulated by NF-kB p65. Forced expression of miR-23b cluster or miR-125a-5p enhanced drug sensitivity and suppressed invasiveness of NSCLC cells by silencing several genes involved in oncogenic KRAS and NF-kB pathways, including SOS1, GRB2, IQGAP1, RALA, RAF-1, IKKβ, AKT2, ERK2 and KRAS itself...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128634/vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-polymorphisms-are-associated-to-spontaneous-preterm-birth-and-maternal-aspects
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N R Javorski, C A D Lima, L V C Silva, S Crovella, J de Azêvedo Silva
Preterm birth (PTB) is featured by less than 37weeks of gestational age or fewer than 259days since the first day from the last menstrual period. Complications of PTB are the major cause of neonatal deaths, several factors are linked to PTB increased risk including immunological and genetics. Vitamin D plays an important role in immune response modulation and its action occurs through the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which recently has been described as overexpressed in human placenta during the pregnancy. Herein we assessed two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) FokI (rs2228570 A>G) and Cdx-2 (rs11568820 T>C), within VDR, using TaqMan fluorogenic probes, and differential susceptibility to SPTB...
November 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094201/a-review-of-genetic-factors-contributing-to-the-etiopathogenesis-of-anorectal-malformations
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REVIEW
Kashish Khanna, Shilpa Sharma, Noel Pabalan, Neetu Singh, D K Gupta
BACKGROUND: Anorectal malformation (ARM) is a common congenital anomaly with a wide clinical spectrum. Recently, many genetic and molecular studies have been conducted worldwide highlighting the contribution of genetic factors in its etiology. We summarize the current literature on such genetic factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature search was done using different combinations of terms related to genetics in anorectal malformations. From 2012 to June 2017, articles published in the English literature and studies conducted on human population were included...
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034982/bonding-scheme-and-optical-properties-in-bim2-o2-po4-m-cd-mg-zn-experimental-and-theoretical-analysis
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J Olchowka, O Mentré, H Kabbour, M Colmont, M Adlung, M Suta, C Wickleder
Luminescence properties of the Bi(M,M')2 PO6 (M=Mg, Zn, Cd) series have been rationalized as a function of the M element using optical spectroscopy, as well as empirical and first principles calculations. The latter yielded indirect band gaps for all compounds with energies between 2.64 and 3.62 eV, whereas luminescence measurements exhibit bright warm white emission luminescence even at room temperature assigned to Bi(3+) transitions with, for example, 22.8 % quantum yield for M=Mg. The energies of the excitation maxima are shifted with the covalent character of the Bi-O bond by inductive effects of the neighboring M-O bonds...
October 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027178/mechanisms-of-regulation-of-normal-and-metaplastic-intestinal-differentiation
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REVIEW
Jaime P Rodrigues, Leonor David, Raquel Almeida, Rita Barros, Teresa Freitas, Joana Silva, Ana Ponte, Mafalda Sousa, João Carlos Silva, João Carvalho
The gastrointestinal tract is an organized structure originating from the three embryonic germ layers: endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm. Morphological changes that accompany its formation are relatively well known, although the underlying molecular mechanisms are still poorly defined. Intestinal metaplasia, resulting from an epithelial transdifferentiation process, is considered a precursor lesion of gastric adenocarcinoma, a malignancy with serious consequences in terms of morbidity and mortality worldwide...
October 13, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017512/metastatic-pathway-and-the-microvascular-and-physicochemical-microenvironments-of-human-melanoma-xenografts
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Ruixia Huang, Lise Mari K Andersen, Einar K Rofstad
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma of the skin can metastasize through blood vessels and lymphatics. The primary tumor develops a vascular microenvironment characterized by abnormal blood vessels and lymphatics and a physicochemical microenvironment characterized by low oxygen tension, regions with hypoxic tissue, and high interstitial fluid pressure (IFP). This study aimed at identifying relationships between the metastatic route of melanomas and characteristic features of the microvascular and physicochemical microenvironments of the primary tumor...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984338/synchronous-cervical-minimal-deviation-adenocarcinoma-gastric-type-adenocarcinoma-and-lobular-endocervical-glandular-hyperplasia-along-with-stil-in-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-eliciting-oncogenesis-pathways
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Azfar Neyaz, Nuzhat Husain, Manish Deodhar, Rohini Khurana, Saumya Shukla, Aditi Arora
We describe an unusual case of a Peutz-Jeghers syndrome associated with a composite synchronous cervical neoplasia comprising precursor "lobular endocervical glandular hyperplasia (LEGH)", "minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA)" and "gastric-type adenocarcinoma (GTA)" along with a serous tubal intraepithelial lesion (STIL) in the right fallopian tube. A 24-year-old woman presented with a white mucoid discharge and bleeding per vaginum for one year. Histopathological evaluation showed MDA & GTA in FIGO grade III with pelvic lymph node metastasis despite a deceptively bland tumour morphology and low Ki-67 index, indicating an aggressive tumour course and poor prognosis...
October 6, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969003/combination-of-cadherin-17-and-satb-homeobox-2-serves-as-potential-optimal-makers-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-enteric-adenocarcinoma-and-metastatic-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
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Tingting Bian, Jinli Zhao, Jia Feng, Qing Zhang, Li Qian, Jian Liu, Daishan Jiang, Yifei Liu, Jianguo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary enteric adenocarcinoma (PEAC), a rare type of non-small cell lung cancer, has similar histological and immunohistochemical morphology to colorectal adenocarcinoma. Cadherin-17 (CDH17) and SATB homeobox 2 (SATB2) immunoexpression have recently been demonstrated in colorectal adenocarcinoma. In this study, we evaluated the value of CDH17 and SATB2 in the diagnosis of pulmonary enteric adenocarcinoma and metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: A total of 13 PEAC cases and 27 metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma cases were enrolled in our cohort study...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947565/ny-eso-1-vaccination-in-combination-with-decitabine-induces-antigen-specific-t-lymphocyte-responses-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Elizabeth A Griffiths, Pragya Srivastava, Junko Matsuzaki, Zachary Brumberger, Eunice S Wang, Justin Kocent, Austin Miller, Gregory W Roloff, Hong Yuen Wong, Benjamin E Paluch, Linda G Lutgen-Dunckley, Brandon L Martens, Kunle Odunsi, Adam R Karpf, Christopher S Hourigan, Michael J Nemeth
PURPOSE: Treatment options are limited for patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The azanucleosides, azacitidine and decitabine, are front-line therapy for MDS that induce promoter demethylation and gene expression of the highly immunogenic tumor antigen NY-ESO-1. We demonstrated that AML patients receiving decitabine exhibit induction of NY-ESO-1 expression in circulating blasts. We hypothesized that vaccinating against NY-ESO-1 in MDS patients receiving decitabine would capitalize upon induced NY-ESO-1 expression in malignant myeloid cells to provoke an NY-ESO-1-specific-MDS directed cytotoxic T-cell immune response...
September 25, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935539/molecular-structure-of-cyclomaltodextrinase-derived-from-amylolytic-lactic-acid-bacterium-enterococcus-faecium-k-1-and-properties-of-recombinant-enzymes-expressed-in-escherichia-coli-and-lactobacillus-plantarum
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Kridsada Unban, Apinun Kanpiengjai, Saisamorn Lumyong, Thu-Ha Nguyen, Dietmar Haltrich, Chartchai Khanongnuch
Gene encoding cyclomaltodextrinase (Cdx) from amylolytic lactic acid bacterium Enterococcus faecium K-1 was cloned and nucleotide sequence was analyzed. The open-reading frame consisted of 1767bp encoding 588 deduced amino acids. Consequently, four typically conserved regions of the glycoside hydrolase family 13 were revealed; however, nine exceeding amino acids (DSYQMTDVP) were found at the 282-290 position in comparison to previously reported cyclomaltodextrinases. This difference is believed to have an influence on the substrate specificity of this enzyme...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930817/cronkhite-canada-syndrome-associated-with-colon-cancer-metastatic-to-liver-a-case-report
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Jing Wang, Lei Zhao, Nina Ma, Juanjuan Che, Huihui Li, Bangwei Cao
RATIONALE: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS) is an idiopathic, nonhereditary syndrome haracterized by gastrointestinal (GI) polyposis and ectodermal changes including alopecia, onychatrophia, and pigmentation. CCS colon polyps were previously considered to be benign neoplasms. However, serrated adenoma was reported to be associated with malignant neoplasms in some cases of gastric and colorectal carcinomas, and esophageal cancers. Although malignant colon and gastric cancer have been reported in CCS, reports of distant metastasis have been rare in CCS...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920579/point-of-care-companion-diagnostic-tests-for-personalizing-psychiatric-medications-fulfilling-an-unmet-clinical-need
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Anil S Modak
Over the last decade stable isotope labeled substrates have been used as probes for rapid, point of care, non invasive and user friendly phenotype breath tests to evaluate activity of drug metabolizing enzymes. These diagnostic breath tests can be potentially used as Companion diagnostics (CDx) by physicians to personalize medications especially psychiatric drugs with narrow therapeutic windows, to monitor the progress of disease severity, medication efficacy and to study in vivo the pharmacokinetics of xenobiotics, Several genotype tests have been approved by the FDA over the last 15 years, however, they have not been cleared for use in personalizing medications since they fall woefully short in identifying all non responders to drugs especially for the CYP450 enzymes...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904884/circulating-tumor-cells-and-cdx-models-as-a-tool-for-preclinical-drug-development
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REVIEW
Alice Lallo, Maximilian W Schenk, Kristopher K Frese, Fiona Blackhall, Caroline Dive
Lung cancers are the main cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Efforts placed to improve the survival of lung cancer patients and untangle the complexity of this disease, have resulted in the generation of hundreds of lung cancer cell lines and several genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs). Although these research tools have extended our knowledge of lung cancer, improvement in the clinical care of lung cancer patients have been limited overall, with measured optimism regarding initial responses to targeted therapies in stratified subgroups of patients...
August 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888068/thymic-enteric-type-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report-with-cytological-features
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Marie Tamai, Mitsuaki Ishida, Yusuke Ebisu, Hisashi Okamoto, Chika Miyasaka, Chisato Ohe, Yoshiko Uemura, Tomohito Saito, Tomohiro Murakawa, Koji Tsuta
Primary thymic adenocarcinoma is an extremely rare tumor, and thymic enteric type adenocarcinoma has recently been proposed as a distinct pathological entity. Herein, we report the first cytological description of thymic enteric type adenocarcinoma. A 29-year-old Japanese female without a significant past medical history was found to have an abnormal chest shadow. Chest computed tomography demonstrated a well-circumscribed tumor in the anterior mediastinum, and thymectomy was performed. The Papanicolaou staining of the touch smear of the resected tumor demonstrated tightly cohesive epithelial cell clusters in a necrotic background...
September 9, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856444/mechanisms-of-curcumin-induced-gastroprotection-against-ethanol-induced-gastric-mucosal-lesions
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Renata Czekaj, Jolanta Majka, Katarzyna Magierowska, Zbigniew Sliwowski, Marcin Magierowski, Robert Pajdo, Agata Ptak-Belowska, Marcin Surmiak, Slawomir Kwiecien, Tomasz Brzozowski
BACKGROUND: Curcumin, a pleiotropic substance used for centuries in traditional medicine, exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative efficacy against various tumours, but the role of curcumin in gastroprotection is little studied. We determined the effect of curcumin against gastric haemorrhagic lesions induced by 75% ethanol and alterations in gastric blood flow (GBF) in rats with cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 activity inhibited by indomethacin, SC-560 or rofecoxib, inhibited NO-synthase activity, capsaicin denervation and blockade of TRPV1 receptors by capsazepine...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844499/rindopepimut-with-temozolomide-for-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-egfrviii-expressing-glioblastoma-act-iv-a-randomised-double-blind-international-phase-3-trial
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Michael Weller, Nicholas Butowski, David D Tran, Lawrence D Recht, Michael Lim, Hal Hirte, Lynn Ashby, Laszlo Mechtler, Samuel A Goldlust, Fabio Iwamoto, Jan Drappatz, Donald M O'Rourke, Mark Wong, Mark G Hamilton, Gaetano Finocchiaro, James Perry, Wolfgang Wick, Jennifer Green, Yi He, Christopher D Turner, Michael J Yellin, Tibor Keler, Thomas A Davis, Roger Stupp, John H Sampson
BACKGROUND: Rindopepimut (also known as CDX-110), a vaccine targeting the EGFR deletion mutation EGFRvIII, consists of an EGFRvIII-specific peptide conjugated to keyhole limpet haemocyanin. In the ACT IV study, we aimed to assess whether or not the addition of rindopepimut to standard chemotherapy is able to improve survival in patients with EGFRvIII-positive glioblastoma. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients aged 18 years and older with glioblastoma from 165 hospitals in 22 countries...
October 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842313/a-facile-approach-to-functionalizing-cell-membrane-coated-nanoparticles-with-neurotoxin-derived-peptide-for-brain-targeted-drug-delivery
#19
Zhilan Chai, Xuefeng Hu, Xiaoli Wei, Changyou Zhan, Linwei Lu, Kuan Jiang, Bingxia Su, Huitong Ruan, Danni Ran, Ronnie H Fang, Liangfang Zhang, Weiyue Lu
The blood brain barrier separates the circulating blood from the extracellular fluid in the central nervous system and thus presents an essential obstacle to brain transport of therapeutics. Herein, we report on an effective brain-targeted drug delivery system that combines a robust red blood cell membrane-coated nanoparticle (RBCNP) with a unique neurotoxin-derived targeting moiety. The RBCNPs retain the complex biological functions of natural cell membranes while exhibiting physicochemical properties that are suitable for effective drug delivery...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832082/synchronous-cervical-minimal-deviation-adenocarcinoma-gastric-type-adenocarcinoma-and-lobular-endocervical-glandular-hyperplasia-along-with-stil-in-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-eliciting-oncogenesis-pathways
#20
Azfar Neyaz, Nuzhat Husain, Manish Deodhar, Rohini Khurana, Saumya Shukla, Aditi Arora
We describe an unusual case of a Peutz-Jeghers syndrome associated with a composite synchronous cervical neoplasia comprising precursor "lobular endocervical glandular hyperplasia (LEGH)", "minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA)" and "gastric-type adenocarcinoma (GTA)" along with a serous tubal intraepithelial lesion (STIL) in the right fallopian tube. A 24-year-old woman presented with a white mucoid discharge and bleeding per vaginum for one year. Histopathological evaluation showed MDA & GTA in FIGO grade III with pelvic lymph node metastasis despite a deceptively bland tumour morphology and low Ki-67 index, indicating an aggressive tumour course and poor prognosis...
2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
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