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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719980/distinguishing-epidermolysis-bullosa-acquisita-from-bullous-pemphigoid-without-direct-immunofluorescence
#1
Kerry M Gardner, Richard I Crawford
BACKGROUND: It has been postulated that periodic acid-Schiff staining of basement membrane can predict direct immunofluorescence patterns seen in epidermolysis bullosa acquisita and bullous pemphigoid. It has also been suggested that the type of inflammatory infiltrate or presence of fraying of basal keratinocytes may differentiate these two conditions. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to confirm these observations. METHODS: We reviewed 13 cases of direct immunofluorescence-confirmed epidermolysis bullosa acquisita and 19 cases of direct immunofluorescence-confirmed bullous pemphigoid, all with a subepidermal blister in the routinely processed specimen...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719015/bisphenol-a-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mice-testes-modulation-by-selenium
#2
S Kaur, M Saluja, M P Bansal
Spermatogenesis, a highly coordinated process, is prone to environmental insults which may lead to impaired spermatogenesis or, at worst, infertility. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known global environmental toxicant and a ubiquitous oestrogenic chemical. This study evaluated the role of selenium (0.5 ppm sodium selenite/kg diet) on spermatogenesis after BPA treatment in different groups of male BALB/c mice: control, selenium, BPA and selenium+BPA. Markers of oxidative stress and apoptosis were evaluated in testis after BPA treatment...
July 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717939/neonatal-stroke-and-haematuria-answers
#3
Sally Kellett, Mathieu Lemaire, Steven P Miller, Christoph Licht, Grace Yoon, Nomazulu Dlamini, Damien Noone
BACKGROUND: This is a report of an infant born near term with neonatal stroke and haematuria. The renal phenotype, pathogenic genotype and pathological findings on renal biopsy are discussed. CASE-DIAGNOSIS: Prenatal magnetic resonance imaging revealed anomalies which persisted postnatally. Haematuria was detected during follow-up. The posttnatal renal ultrasound scan was normal, and there was no associated proteinuria. A likely pathogenic genetic mutation was detected...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717936/neonatal-stroke-and-haematuria-questions
#4
Sally Kellett, Mathieu Lemaire, Steven P Miller, Christoph Licht, Grace Yoon, Nomazulu Dlamini, Damien Noone
This is a report of an infant born near term with neonatal stroke and haematuria. Changes were noted on foetal magnetic resonance images, and these persisted postnatally. A routine renal ultrasound scan during follow-up detected haematuria with no associated proteinuria. A likely pathogenic genetic mutation was identified. This case highlights a relatively newly discovered cause for hereditary nephropathy affecting the basement membrane, initially affecting the glomerular but later the renal tubular basement membranes...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716013/long-term-renal-survival-of-%C3%AE-3-heavy-chain-deposition-disease-a-case-report
#5
Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda, Shoichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a type of MIDD. HCDD is an extremely rare disease, and only three cases have been reported in Japan up to the present. The prognosis of HCDD is very poor, and optimal treatment has not been established. Only a few cases of HCDD with favorable long-term renal prognosis have been reported to date...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715461/tlr1-10-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p53-expression-is-increased-in-oral-lichenoid-disease
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Peter Rusanen, Emilia Marttila, Johanna Uittamo, Jaana Hagström, Tuula Salo, Riina Rautemaa-Richardson
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in keratinocytes play an important role in dermatological autoimmune diseases. Tumour suppressor protein p53 regulates TLR expression. The aim of this study was to compare the expression of TLR1-TLR10, p53 and NF-κB in patients with oral lichenoid disease (OLD) with healthy mucosa. Oral mucosal biopsies from 24 patients with OLD and 26 healthy controls (HC) were analysed for the expression of TLR1-TLR10, NF-κB and p53 by immunohistochemistry. The expression of all TLRs was increased in OLD epithelia compared to HC samples and the difference was significant in TLR1, TLR3, TLR4, TLR5, TLR6 and TLR7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715434/engineered-extracellular-matrices-with-controlled-mechanics-modulate-renal-proximal-tubular-cell-epithelialization
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Jeffrey A Beamish, Evan Chen, Andrew J Putnam
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Recovery from many forms of AKI involves the proliferation of renal proximal tubular epithelial cells (RPTECs), but the influence of the microenvironment in which this recovery occurs remains poorly understood. Here we report the development of a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogel platform to study the influence of substrate mechanical properties on the proliferation of human RPTECs as a model for recovery from AKI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714092/serial-block-face-scanning-electron-microscopy-of-erythrocytes-protruding-through-the-human-placental-syncytiotrophoblast
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Eleni Palaiologou, Patricia Goggin, David S Chatelet, Emma M Lofthouse, Christopher Torrens, Bram G Sengers, Jane K Cleal, Anton Page, Rohan M Lewis
The syncytiotrophoblast forms a continuous barrier between the maternal and fetal circulations. Here we present a serial block-face scanning electron microscopy (SBFSEM) study, based on a single image stack, showing pooling of fetal blood underneath a region of stretched syncytiotrophoblast that has become detached from the basement membrane. Erythrocytes are protruding from discrete holes in the syncytiotrophoblast suggesting that, under specific circumstances, the syncytiotrophoblast may be permeable to fetal cells...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704777/preinvasive-disease-of-the-airway
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Ricky M Thakrar, Adam Pennycuick, Elaine Borg, Sam M Janes
Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung arises from preinvasive progenitors in the central airways. The archetypal model appears to be a stepwise morphological progression until there is invasion of the basement membrane. However, not every lesion appears to follow this course and many individuals can have stable disease, or indeed regress to normal epithelium. From our increased understanding of the molecular pathology it is becoming apparent that the respiratory epithelium accumulates progressive genetic and epigenetic insults in response to carcinogens...
July 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704582/autosomal-dominant-form-of-type-iv-collagen-nephropathy-exists-among-patients-with-hereditary-nephritis-difficult-to-diagnose-clinicopathologically
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Aya Imafuku, Kandai Nozu, Naoki Sawa, Eiko Hasegawa, Rikako Hiramatsu, Masahiro Kawada, Junichi Hoshino, Kiho Tanaka, Yasuo Ishii, Kenmei Takaichi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Kazumoto Iijima, Yoshifumi Ubara
AIM: Type IV collagen nephropathies include Alport Syndrome and thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN), which are caused by mutations in COL4A3/A4/A5 genes. Recently, the report of patients with heterozygous mutations in COL4A3/A4 have been increasing. The clinical course of these patients has a wide variety, and they are diagnosed as TBMN, autosomal dominant Alport syndrome (ADAS), or familial focal segmental glomerular sclerosis. However, diagnosis, frequency and clinicopathological manifestation of them remains unclear...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700653/plasma-bradykinin-and-early-diabetic-nephropathy-lesions-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Kevin M Wheelock, Jian Cai, Helen C Looker, Michael L Merchant, Robert G Nelson, Gudeta D Fufaa, E Jennifer Weil, Harold I Feldman, Ramachandran S Vasan, Paul L Kimmel, Brad H Rovin, Michael Mauer, Jon B Klein
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of bradykinin and related peptides with the development of diabetic nephropathy lesions in 243 participants with type 1 diabetes (T1D) from the Renin-Angiotensin System Study who, at baseline, were normoalbuminuric, normotensive and had normal or increased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). DESIGN: Plasma concentrations of bradykinin and related peptides were measured at baseline by quantitative mass spectrometry. All participants were randomly assigned at baseline to receive placebo, enalapril or losartan during the 5 years between kidney biopsies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699539/recent-advances-in-the-function-of-the-67-kda-laminin-receptor-and-its-targeting-for-personalized-therapy-in-cancer
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Ada Pesapane, Pia Ragno, Carmine Selleri, Nunzia Montuori
The 67 kDa high affinity laminin receptor (67LR) is a non integrin cell surface receptor for laminin, the major component of basement membranes. Interactions between 67LR and laminin play a major role in mediating cell adhesion, migration, proliferation and survival. 67LR derives from homo- or hetero-dimerization of a 37 kDa cytosolic precursor (37LRP), most probably by fatty acid acylation. Interestingly, 37LRP, also called p40 or OFA/iLR (oncofetal antigen/immature laminin receptor), is a multifunctional protein with a dual activity in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698551/laminin-511-and-521-based-matrices-for-efficient-ex-vivo-expansion-of-human-limbal-epithelial-progenitor-cells
#13
Naresh Polisetti, Lydia Sorokin, Naoki Okumura, Noriko Koizumi, Shigeru Kinoshita, Friedrich E Kruse, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt
Optimization of culture conditions for human limbal epithelial stem/progenitor cells (LEPC) that incorporate the in vivo cell-matrix interactions are essential to enhance LEPC ex vivo-expansion and transplantation efficiency. Here, we investigate the efficacy of laminin (LN) isoforms preferentially expressed in the limbal niche as culture matrices for epithelial tissue engineering. Analyses of expression patterns of LN chains in the human limbal niche provided evidence for enrichment of LN-α2, -α3, -α5, -β1, -β2, -β3, -γ1, -γ2 and -γ3 chains in the limbal basement membrane, with LN-α5 representing a signature component specifically produced by epithelial progenitor cells...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697337/basement-membrane-manipulation-in-drosophila-wing-discs-affects-dpp-retention-but-not-growth-mechanoregulation
#14
Mengqi Ma, Xueya Cao, Jianli Dai, José C Pastor-Pareja
Basement membranes (BMs) are extracellular matrix polymers basally underlying epithelia, where they regulate cell signaling and tissue mechanics. Constriction by the BM shapes Drosophila wing discs, a well-characterized model of tissue growth. Recently, the hypothesis that mechanical factors govern wing growth has received much attention, but it has not been definitively tested. In this study, we manipulated BM composition to cause dramatic changes in tissue tension. We found that increased tissue compression when perlecan was knocked down did not affect adult wing size...
July 10, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697326/laminin-dependent-interaction-between-astrocytes-and-microglia-a-role-in-retinal-angiogenesis
#15
Saptarshi Biswas, Galina Bachay, Julianne Chu, Dale D Hunter, William J Brunken
Retinal vascular diseases are among the leading causes of acquired blindness. In recent years, retinal microglia have been shown to influence vascular branching density and endothelial cell proliferation. However, how microglial recruitment and activation are regulated during development remains unclear. We hypothesized that microglial recruitment, activation, and down-stream signaling are modulated by components of the mural basement membrane. We used a reverse genetic approach to disrupt laminin expression in the vascular basement membrane and demonstrate that microglia respond to the mural basement membrane in an isoform-specific manner...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694741/role-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-gene-expression-in-the-evaluation-of-radiation-response-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Shankar Sharan Singh, Madan Lal Brahma Bhatt, Vandana Singh Kushwaha, Anshuman Singh, Rajendra Kumar, Rajeev Gupta, Devendra Parmar
BACKGROUND: Matrix Metalloproteinase 13 (MMP13) is a member of collagenase family and it is involved in the degradation of extracellular matrix and basement membrane protein. It is thought to be associated with tumor invasion and metastasis. Elevated MMP13 expression has been found in carcinoma of the breast, urinary bladder, head and neck and others. It is observed that MMP13 gene is also correlated with radiation response in OSCC (Oral squamous cell carcinoma) cell line based study...
2017: Journal of Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694510/non-invasive-imaging-of-engineered-human-tumors-in-the-living-chicken-embryo
#17
Benedict Jefferies, Florian Lenze, Anuja Sathe, Nguyen Truong, Martina Anton, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Roman Nawroth, Philipp Mayer-Kuckuk
The growing interest in engineered tumor models prompted us to devise a method for the non-invasive assessment of such models. Here, we report on bioluminescence imaging (BLI) for the assessment of engineered tumor models in the fertilized chicken egg, i.e, chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay. One prostate cancer (PC-3) and two osteosarcoma (MG63 and HOS) cell lines were modified with luciferase reporter genes. To create engineered tumors, these cell lines were seeded either onto basement membrane extract (BME) or gelfoam scaffolds, and subsequently grafted in vivo onto the CAM...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693719/type-xvii-collagen-coordinates-proliferation-in-the-interfollicular-epidermis
#18
Mika Watanabe, Ken Natsuga, Wataru Nishie, Yasuaki Kobayashi, Giacomo Donati, Shotaro Suzuki, Yu Fujimura, Tadasuke Tsukiyama, Hideyuki Ujiie, Satoru Shinkuma, Hideki Nakamura, Masamoto Murakami, Michitaka Ozaki, Masaharu Nagayama, Fiona M Watt, Hiroshi Shimizu
Type XVII collagen (COL17) is a transmembrane protein located at the epidermal basement membrane zone. COL17 deficiency results in premature hair aging phenotypes and in junctional epidermolysis bullosa. Here, we show that COL17 plays a central role in regulating interfollicular epidermis (IFE) proliferation. Loss of COL17 leads to transient IFE hypertrophy in neonatal mice owing to aberrant Wnt signaling. The replenishment of COL17 in the neonatal epidermis of COL17-null mice reverses the proliferative IFE phenotype and the altered Wnt signaling...
July 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690013/peptides-derived-from-plasma-proteins-released-by-bothropasin-a-metalloprotease-present-in-the-bothrops-jararaca-venom
#19
Cristiane Castilho Fernandes da Silva, Milene Cristina Menezes, Miryam Palomino, Ana Karina Oliveira, Leo Kei Iwai, Marcella Faria, Fernanda Vieira Portaro
Viperid snake venoms contain proteases that affect hemostasis by degrading important proteins such as those that participate in the coagulation cascade. The Bothrops jararaca venom presents as its main components metallo and serine proteases, which comprise around 65% of the venom composition. Bothropasin is a hemorrhagic metalloprotease from the B. jararaca venom which causes disruption of the basement membrane of the vascular endothelium, resulting in bleeding. Although the bothropasin ability to degrade plasmatic and extracellular matrix proteins in vitro has been described, the primary sequence of the released peptides is unknown...
July 6, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688971/tumor-vessel-normalization-by-the-pi3k-inhibitor-hs-173-enhances-drug-delivery
#20
Soo Jung Kim, Kyung Hee Jung, Mi Kwon Son, Jung Hee Park, Hong Hua Yan, Zhenghuan Fang, Yeo Wool Kang, Boreum Han, Joo Han Lim, Soon-Sun Hong
Tumor vessels are leaky and immature, which causes poor oxygen and nutrient supply to tumor vessels and results in cancer cell metastasis to distant organs. This instability of tumor blood vessels also makes it difficult for anticancer drugs to penetrate and reach tumors. Numerous tumor vessel normalization approaches have been investigated for improving drug delivery into tumors. In this study, we investigated whether phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors are able to improve vascular structure and function over the prolonged period necessary to achieve effective vessel normalization...
July 6, 2017: Cancer Letters
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