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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916472/characterizing-thiol-redox-dynamics-in-the-organogenesis-stage-rat-embryo
#1
K Veltman, Y Ahmad, C Harris, O Jolliet
Precise control of the glutathione (GSH):glutathione disulfide (GSSG) balance is vital for the developing embryo, but it is not yet well understood how GSH levels and the GSH redox state are regulated, maintained, and modulated over the course of mammalian embryonic development. In this study, we characterize and connect thiol redox dynamics, protein synthesis, volumetric growth and net cysteine fluxes over the course of early organogenesis (gestational day (GD) 10 to GD11.13) in the rat embryo. Our results show that despite a significant exponential growth of conceptal volumes and protein mass, the GSH:GSSG redox balance is remarkably stable during early organogenesis, with distinct redox potentials for the visceral yolk sac (VYS) (-218mV) and the embryo proper (EMB) (-222mV)...
September 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894920/sacrococcygeal-teratoma-late-recurrence-warrants-long-term-surveillance
#2
Benjamin E Padilla, Lan Vu, Hanmin Lee, Tippi MacKenzie, Barbara Bratton, Maura O'Day, Sarkis Derderian
BACKGROUND: Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a rare childhood malignancy. Although overall survival is favorable, recurrent tumors are associated with poor outcomes. As most recurrences occur within 3 years of presentation, the utility of long-term surveillance is uncertain. METHODS: Patients with SCTs evaluated and managed by our pediatric surgery department between 1986 and 2013 were included. Details pertaining to laboratory values, operative findings, tumor histology, management, recurrence, and outcomes were recorded and analyzed...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882402/visceral-endoderm-and-the-primitive-streak-interact-to-build-the-fetal-placental-interface-of-the-mouse-gastrula
#3
Adriana M Rodriguez, Karen M Downs
Hypoblast/visceral endoderm assists in amniote nutrition, axial positioning and formation of the gut. Here, we provide evidence, currently limited to humans and non-human primates, that hypoblast is a purveyor of extraembryonic mesoderm in the mouse gastrula. Fate mapping a unique segment of axial extraembryonic visceral endoderm associated with the allantoic component of the primitive streak, and referred to as the "AX", revealed that visceral endoderm supplies the placentae with extraembryonic mesoderm. Exfoliation of the AX was dependent upon contact with the primitive streak, which modulated Hedgehog signaling...
September 4, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870993/klf5-maintains-the-balance-of-primitive-endoderm-to-epiblast-specification-during-mouse-embryonic-development-by-suppression-of-fgf4
#4
Takuya Azami, Tsuyoshi Waku, Ken Matsumoto, Hyojung Jeon, Masafumi Muratani, Akihiro Kawashima, Jun Yanagisawa, Ichiro Manabe, Ryozo Nagai, Tilo Kunath, Tomonori Nakamura, Kazuki Kurimoto, Mitinori Saitou, Satoru Takahashi, Masatsugu Ema
The inner cell mass of the mouse blastocyst gives rise to the pluripotent epiblast (EPI), which forms the embryo proper, and the primitive endoderm (PrE), which forms extra-embryonic yolk sac tissues. All inner cells co-express lineage markers such as Nanog and Gata6 at embryonic day (E) 3.25, and the EPI and PrE precursor cells eventually segregate to exclusively express Nanog and Gata6, respectively. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signalling is involved in segregation of the EPI and PrE lineages; however, the mechanism involved in Fgf4-regulation is poorly understood...
September 4, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864081/hypoxic-acclimation-leads-to-metabolic-compensation-after-reoxygenation-in-atlantic-salmon-yolk-sac-alevins
#5
Elias T Polymeropoulos, Nicholas G Elliott, Peter B Frappell
Hypoxia is common in aquatic environments and has substantial effects on development, metabolism and survival of aquatic organisms. To understand the physiological effects of hypoxia and its dependence on temperature, metabolic rate (Ṁo2) and cardiorespiratory function were studied in response to acute hypoxia (21 ➔ 5kPa) at different measurement temperatures (Ta; 4, 8 and 12°C) in Salmo salar alevins that were incubated under normoxic conditions (PO2=21kPa) or following hypoxic acclimation (PO2=10kPa) as well as two different temperatures (4°C or 8°C)...
August 29, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864009/negative-uterine-asynchrony-retards-early-equine-conceptus-development-and-upregulation-of-placental-imprinted-genes
#6
Charlotte Gibson, Marta de Ruijter-Villani, Tom A E Stout
INTRODUCTION: Placental imprinted genes appear to be sensitive indicators of an inappropriate pre-implantation environment. This study examined the effects of negative uterine asynchrony after embryo transfer (ET) on early horse embryo development, and yolk-sac membrane expression of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) and equine specific placental imprinted genes. METHODS: Day 8 embryos were transferred to recipient mares on day 8 (synchronous) or day 3 (asynchronous) after ovulation, and conceptuses were recovered 6 or 11 days later (day 14 or 19 of development)...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862536/investigation-of-a-brazilian-tannery-effluent-by-means-of-zebra-fish-danio-rerio-embryo-acute-toxicity-fet-test
#7
Otávio Pelegrino Rocha, Danielle Palma De Oliveira
Tannery effluents consist of a complex chemical composition not only limited to primary pollutants, which also require biological detection as these compounds may produce adverse effects. The fish embryo toxicity (FET) test with Danio rerio is an alternative method in hazard and risk assessment for determination of chemical-mediated effects. The aim of this investigation was to use the FET test to detect compounds and consequent effects in Brazilian tannery effluents. Samples were collected from the inlet and outlet of the effluent treatment plant at a tannery located in Restinga, São Paulo, Brazil...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856829/efficacy-and-safety-of-very-early-medical-termination-of-pregnancy-a-cohort-study
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Isabella Bizjak, Christian Fiala, Linus Berggren, Helena Hognert, Ingrid Sääv, Johan Bring, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP) where no intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) is confirmed on ultrasound. DESIGN: Retrospective case note review. SETTING: Two gynecological clinics in Vienna, Austria and Gothenburg, Sweden. POPULATION: All women with gestations of ≤49 days undergoing an MTOP during 2004-2014 (Vienna) and 2012-2015 (Gothenburg). METHODS: Two study cohorts were created; women with and women without a confirmed IUP...
August 30, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854169/a-somatic-mutation-in-erythro-myeloid-progenitors-causes-neurodegenerative-disease
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Elvira Mass, Christian E Jacome-Galarza, Thomas Blank, Tomi Lazarov, Benjamin H Durham, Neval Ozkaya, Alessandro Pastore, Marius Schwabenland, Young Rock Chung, Marc K Rosenblum, Marco Prinz, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Frederic Geissmann
The pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases is poorly understood and there are few therapeutic options. Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by progressive neuronal dysfunction and loss, and chronic glial activation. Whether microglial activation, which is generally viewed as a secondary process, is harmful or protective in neurodegeneration remains unclear. Late-onset neurodegenerative disease observed in patients with histiocytoses, which are clonal myeloid diseases associated with somatic mutations in the RAS-MEK-ERK pathway such as BRAF(V600E), suggests a possible role of somatic mutations in myeloid cells in neurodegeneration...
August 30, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846140/an-examination-of-surface-epithelium-structures-of-the-embryo-across-the-genus-poeciliopsis-poeciliidae
#10
Tami M Panhuis, Megan Fris, Laura Tuhela, Lucia Kwan
In viviparous, teleost fish, with postfertilization maternal nutrient provisioning, embryonic structures that facilitate maternal-fetal nutrient transfer are predicted to be present. For the family Poeciliidae, only a handful of morphological studies have explored these embryonic specializations. Here, we present a comparative morphological study in the viviparous poeciliid genus, Poeciliopsis. Using microscopy techniques, we examine the embryonic surface epidermis of Poeciliopsis species that vary in their level of postfertilization maternal nutrient provisioning and placentation across two phylogenetic clades and three independent evolutionary origins of placentation...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839011/eye-and-heart-morphogenesis-are-dependent-on-the-melatonin-signaling-in-chick-embryos
#11
Renato C Nogueira, Lucia de Fatima S Sampaio
Calmodulin is vital for chick embryos morphogenesis in the incubation time 48 h to 66 h when the rudimentary C-shaped heart attains an S-shaped pattern and the optic vesicles develops to the optic cups. Melatonin is in the extraembryonic yolk sac of the avian egg. Melatonin binds calmodulin. The aim of this study was to investigate the melatonin functions in the formation of the chick embryo optic cups and S-shaped heart, by pharmacology and immunoassays methods. Mel1a melatonin receptor immunofluorescence was distributed in the optic cups and rudimentary hearts...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833602/langerhans-cell-exciting-developments-in-health-and-disease
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D H Atmatzidis, W C Lambert, M W Lambert
Langerhans cells (LCs) have been the subject of much research since their discovery in 1868. LCs belong to the subset of leucocytes called dendritic cells. They are present in the epidermis and the pilosebaceous apparatus and monitor the cutaneous environment for changes in homeostasis. During embryogenesis, a wave of yolk sac macrophages seed the fetal skin. Then, fetal liver monocytes largely replace the yolk sac macrophages and comprise the majority of adult LCs. In the presence of skin irritation, LCs process antigen and travel to regional lymph nodes to present antigen to reactive T lymphocytes...
August 17, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827407/arl8b-is-required-for-lysosomal-degradation-of-maternal-proteins-in-the-visceral-yolk-sac-endoderm-of-mouse-embryos
#13
Miho Oka, Keisuke Hashimoto, Yoshifumi Yamaguchi, Shin-Ichiro Saitoh, Yuki Sugiura, Yuji Motoi, Kurara Honda, Yorifumi Kikko, Shinya Ohata, Makoto Suematsu, Masayuki Miura, Kensuke Miyake, Toshiaki Katada, Kenji Kontani
The small GTPase Arl8b localizes primarily to lysosomes and is involved in lysosomal motility and fusion. Here, we show that Arl8b is required for lysosomal degradation of maternal proteins in the visceral yolk sac endoderm (VYSE), an apical cell layer of the visceral yolk sac, of mouse embryos. The VYSE actively takes up maternal materials from uterine fluid and degrades them in lysosomes to provide breakdown products to the embryo as energy sources. Arl8b gene-trap mice (Arl8b(-/-) ) displayed decreased early embryo body size...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819093/non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#14
Paolo K Soriano, Muhammad F Iqbal, Omar M Siddiqui, Jeff F Wang, Meghna R Desai
BACKGROUND Primary mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) are aggressive and carry a poor five-year disease free survival rate even with aggressive treatment. We describe a young adult male with primary mediastinal NSGCT presenting with airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). CASE REPORT The patient presented with four weeks of nonproductive cough, weight loss, and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. Chest computed topography (CT) imaging demonstrated a right-sided mediastinal mass determined as a yolk sac tumor on biopsy...
August 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816282/-long-term-follow-up-experience-of-comprehensive-treatment-of-testicular-mixed-germ-cell-tumors
#15
J F Ye, B Wang, L L Ma, L Zhao, G L Wang, K Hong
OBJECTIVE: Testicular mixed germ cell tumor is mixed with embryonal carcinoma, choriocarcinoma, yolk sac tumor, teratoma, seminoma and other two or more components of the testicular tumor, the clinical is relatively rare and high degree of malignancy, this article will summarize its clinical features and optimize its treatment. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the clinical data of 22 patients with testicular tumor mixed germ cell in Peking University Third Hospital from May 1994 to November 2016 was conducted using a combination of statistical analysis and discussion of the relevant literature...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815806/evaluation-in-zebrafish-model-of-the-toxicity-of-rhodamine-b-conjugated-crotamine-a-peptide-potentially-useful-for-diagnostics-and-therapeutics
#16
Judy Yuet-Wa Chan, Hefeng Zhou, Yiu Wa Kwan, Shun Wan Chan, Gandhi Radis-Baptista, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee
Crotamine is defensin-like cationic peptide from rattlesnake venom that possesses anticancer, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. Despite these promising biological activities, toxicity is a major concern associated with the development of venom-derived peptides as therapeutic agents. In the present study, we used zebrafish as a system model to evaluate the toxicity of rhodamine B-conjugated (RhoB) crotamine derivative. The lethal toxic concentration of RhoB-crotamine was as low as 4 μM, which effectively kill zebrafish larvae in less than 10 min...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813653/the-yolk-sac-feeds-pancreatic-tumors
#17
Jeffrey W Pollard
In this issue of Immunity, Zhu et al. (2017) report that tumor-associated macrophages in a mouse model of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) originate from both the yolk sac (YS) and bone marrow. Differential ablation of these populations indicates that only the YS-derived macrophages promote PDAC progression and growth.
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813488/role-of-post-chemotherapy-radiation-in-the-management-of-children-and-adolescents-with-primary-advanced-malignant-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumors
#18
Junting Huang, Yuting Tan, Zijun Zhen, Suying Lu, Feifei Sun, Jia Zhu, Juan Wang, Ru Liao, Xiaofei Sun
OBJECTIVE: Primary malignant mediastinal germ cell tumors (MMGCTs) are rare in children and adolescents and have a poorer prognosis than their gonadal counterparts. We report a single institutional experience of a 10-year period of primary advanced MMGCTs treated with chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy in those who had residual mass. METHODS: Children and adolescents with primary advanced MMGCTs between 2005 and 2014 were identified from the Cancer Center, Sun Yat-Sen University...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809037/biological-notes-on-the-reef-stingray-urobatis-concentricus-an-endemic-species-of-mexico
#19
N R Ehemann, X A Pérez-Palafox, K Pabón-Aldana, P A Mejía-Falla, A F Navia, V H Cruz-Escalona
This study found that the reef stingray Urobatis concentricus presents a matrotrophic aplacental viviparous reproduction with yolk sac and trophonemata formation. Growth of ovarian follicles occurs asynchronously and continuously with fecundity of three embryos per female. A maximum size of 58·4 cm total length and 37·6 cm disc width was recorded, corresponding to a mature female of 3 or 4 years of age.
August 14, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803748/management-and-prognosis-of-ovarian-yolk-sac-tumors-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-data-base
#20
Dimitrios Nasioudis, Eloise Chapman-Davis, Melissa K Frey, Thomas A Caputo, Kevin Holcomb
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinico-pathological characteristics, management and prognosis of women diagnosed with ovarian yolk sac tumors (OYSTs). METHODS: The U.S National Cancer Data Base was queried for women diagnosed with OYST between 2004 and 2014. Overall survival (OS) was calculated following generation of Kaplan-Meir curves. Univariate analysis was performed with the log-rank test. A Cox model was constructed to determine independent predictors of mortality...
August 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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