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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927252/microangiopathic-hemolytic-anemia-caused-by-a-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-intrahepatic-bile-duct
#1
Ramy Younes, Paola Ponzo, Alfredo Marzano
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) originates from a mechanical injury of red cells, caused by vascular thrombosis or stenosis. Cancer is a cause of MAHA as a consequence of both chemotherapy and disseminated disease itself. Here we describe the case of a 60-year-old man who developed a signet-ring cell carcinoma originated from the intrahepatic bile ducts, complicated by bone marrow metastasis and MAHA.
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927137/atypical-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-with-isochromosome-x-p10-a-case-report
#2
Masahide Yamamoto, Sayaka Suzuki, Jun-Ichi Mukae, Keisuke Tanaka, Ken Watanabe, Gaku Oshikawa, Tetsuya Fukuda, Naomi Murakami, Osamu Miura
Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia (aCML) is a rare subtype of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm (MDS/MPN). Although recurrent chromosomal and genetic abnormalities are frequently observed in aCML, none are specific to this type of leukemia. The present study reported a case of aCML associated with i(X)(p10), a rare recurrent chromosomal abnormality of hematological malignancy. A 40-year-old female was referred to the Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital (Tokyo, Japan) due to slight leukocytosis and anemia...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926512/orthosiphon-stamineus-misai-kucing-ameliorated-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-in-rat-model
#3
Rubiatul Adawiyah Bokhari, Seng Fong Lau, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Orthosiphon stamineus (OS) or Misai Kucing (Java tea) is a popular herbal supplement from Southeast Asia for various metabolic, age-related diseases. This study investigated the potential use of OS leaf extracts to ameliorate osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats. METHODS: Fifty-six female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into eight groups (n = 7): SHAM (healthy sham control); OVX (ovarietomized) nontreated rats (negative control); OVX + Remifemin (100 mg/kg body weight), and 2% green tea extract (positive controls); OVX + OS 50% ethanolic and aqueous extracts, both at either 150 or 300 mg/kg...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926471/role-of-fat-soluble-vitamins-in-osteoarthritis-management
#4
Xiao-Yan Zheng, Jun Liang, Yu-Sheng Li, Min Tu
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease, in which metabolic imbalance in bone is observed. The pathological mechanism of metabolic imbalance is not clear yet, but the nutritional factors, particularly the vitamins, might be intrinsic to the development and progression of OA. In this review article, we have explored databases such as PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar articles until the beginning of 2017 and reviewed the role of fat-soluble vitamins in pathological and therapeutic aspects of OA...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926142/primary-osteoporosis-is-not-reflected-by-disease-specific-dna-methylation-or-accelerated-epigenetic-age-in-blood
#5
Eduardo Fernandez-Rebollo, Monika Eipel, Lothar Seefried, Per Hoffmann, Klaus Strathmann, Franz Jakob, Wolfgang Wagner
Osteoporosis is an age-related metabolic bone disease. Hence, osteoporotic patients might suffer from molecular features of accelerated aging, which is generally reflected by specific age-associated DNA methylation (DNAm) changes. In this study, we analyzed genome wide DNAm profiles of peripheral blood from patients with manifest primary osteoporosis and non-osteoporotic controls. Statistical analysis did not reveal any individual CG dinucleotides (CpG sites) with significant aberrant DNAm in osteoporosis. Subsequently, we analyzed if age-associated DNAm patterns are increased in OP...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926114/diabetes-mediated-myelopoiesis-and-the-relationship-to-cardiovascular-risk
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Tessa J Barrett, Andrew J Murphy, Ira J Goldberg, Edward A Fisher
Diabetes is the greatest risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, which, in turn, is the most prevalent cause of mortality and morbidity in diabetics. These patients have elevations in inflammatory monocytes, a factor consistently reported to drive the development of atherosclerosis. In preclinical models of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, studies have demonstrated that the increased production and activation of monocytes is driven by enhanced myelopoiesis, promoted by factors, including hyperglycemia, impaired cholesterol efflux, and inflammasome activation, that affect the proliferation of bone marrow precursor cells...
August 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926112/chronic-kidney-disease-and-vitamin-d-metabolism-in-human-bone-marrow-derived-mscs
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Shuanhu Zhou, Julie Glowacki
Vitamin D that is synthesized in the skin or is ingested undergoes sequential steps of metabolic activation via a cascade of cytochrome P450 enzymatic hydroxylations in the liver and kidney to produce 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1α,25(OH)2 D). There are many tissues that are able to synthesize 1α,25(OH)2 D, but the biological significance of extrarenal hydroxylases is unresolved. Human marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (marrow stromal cells, hMSCs) give rise to osteoblasts, and their differentiation is stimulated by 1α,25(OH)2 D...
August 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926091/functional-role-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-neurodegenerative-diseases
#8
Debora Lo Furno, Giuliana Mannino, Rosario Giuffrida
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can differentiate into not only cells of mesodermal lineages, but also into endodermal and ectodermal derived elements, including neurons and glial cells. For this reason, MSCs have been extensively investigated to develop cell-based therapeutic strategies, especially in pathologies whose pharmacological treatments give poor results, if any. As in the case of irreversible neurological disorders characterized by progressive neuronal death, in which behavioral and cognitive functions of patients inexorably decline as the disease progresses...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925941/cold-atmospheric-plasma-in-the-treatment-of-osteosarcoma
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Denis Gümbel, Sander Bekeschus, Nadine Gelbrich, Matthias Napp, Axel Ekkernkamp, Axel Kramer, Matthias B Stope
Human osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignant bone tumor occurring most commonly in adolescents and young adults. Major improvements in disease-free survival have been achieved by implementing a combination therapy consisting of radical surgical resection of the tumor and systemic multi-agent chemotherapy. However, long-term survival remains poor, so novel targeted therapies to improve outcomes for patients with osteosarcoma remains an area of active research. This includes immunotherapy, photodynamic therapy, or treatment with nanoparticles...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924803/patient-derived-xenografts-as-preclinical-neuroblastoma-models
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Noémie Braekeveldt, Daniel Bexell
The prognosis for children with high-risk neuroblastoma is often poor and survivors can suffer from severe side effects. Predictive preclinical models and novel therapeutic strategies for high-risk disease are therefore a clinical imperative. However, conventional cancer cell line-derived xenografts can deviate substantially from patient tumors in terms of their molecular and phenotypic features. Patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) recapitulate many biologically and clinically relevant features of human cancers...
September 19, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924605/pai-1-is-a-critical-regulator-of-fgf23-homeostasis
#11
Mesut Eren, Aaron T Place, Paul M Thomas, Panagiotis Flevaris, Toshio Miyata, Douglas E Vaughan
Elevated levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a bone-derived phosphaturic hormone, are associated with a number of pathologic conditions including chronic kidney disease, cardiac hypertrophy, and congestive heart failure. Currently, there are no specific treatments available to lower plasma FGF23 levels. We have recently reported that genetic plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) deficiency provided a significant reduction in circulating FGF23 levels while simultaneously prolonging the life span of Klotho-deficient mice...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924536/genetic-analyses-of-the-nf1-gene-in-turkish-neurofibromatosis-type-i-patients-and-definition-of-three-novel-variants
#12
S D Ulusal, H Gürkan, E Atlı, S A Özal, M Çiftdemir, H Tozkır, Y Karal, H Güçlü, D Eker, I Görker
Neurofibromatosis Type I (NF1) is a multi systemic autosomal dominant neurocutaneous disorder predisposing patients to have benign and/or malignant lesions predominantly of the skin, nervous system and bone. Loss of function mutations or deletions of the NF1 gene is responsible for NF1 disease. Involvement of various pathogenic variants, the size of the gene and presence of pseudogenes makes it difficult to analyze. We aimed to report the results of 2 years of multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) and next generation sequencing (NGS) for genetic diagnosis of NF1 applied at our genetic diagnosis center...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924417/an-erosive-lesion-in-the-orbital-apex-as-the-presenting-sign-of-sarcoidosis
#13
David Nasrazadani, Anjulie K Quick, William A White
Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune granulomatous disease that can affect any organ system in the body. Ocular and orbital manifestations are relatively common. Osseous involvement is rare and usually involves bones of the appendicular skeleton. We present an unusual case of an erosive sarcoid granuloma in a 48-year-old woman that involved the orbital apex. This case highlights diagnosis, treatment, and the importance of full systemic workup to determine the extent of the disease.
2017: Digital Journal of Ophthalmology: DJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924246/rna-seq-analysis-of-the-kidneys-of-broiler-chickens-fed-diets-containing-different-concentrations-of-calcium
#14
Woncheoul Park, Deivendran Rengaraj, Dong-Yong Kil, Heebal Kim, Hak-Kyo Lee, Ki-Duk Song
Calcium (Ca) is required for normal growth and is involved in cellular physiology, signal transduction, and bone mineralization. In humans, inadequate Ca intake causes hypocalcaemia, and excessive Ca intake causes hypercalcemia. In chicken, Ca is also required for body weight gain and eggshell formation. However, transcriptomic responses to low/high Ca intake, and mechanisms affecting body weight have not been explored. In this study, we performed comparative RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) using the kidney of broiler chickens fed diets containing 0...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923958/multiscale-characterization-of-the-mineral-phase-at-skeletal-sites-of-breast-cancer-metastasis
#15
Frank He, Aaron E Chiou, Hyun Chae Loh, Maureen Lynch, Bo Ri Seo, Young Hye Song, Min Joon Lee, Rebecca Hoerth, Emely L Bortel, Bettina M Willie, Georg N Duda, Lara A Estroff, Admir Masic, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Peter Fratzl, Claudia Fischbach
Skeletal metastases, the leading cause of death in advanced breast cancer patients, depend on tumor cell interactions with the mineralized bone extracellular matrix. Bone mineral is largely composed of hydroxyapatite (HA) nanocrystals with physicochemical properties that vary significantly by anatomical location, age, and pathology. However, it remains unclear whether bone regions typically targeted by metastatic breast cancer feature distinct HA materials properties. Here we combined high-resolution X-ray scattering analysis with large-area Raman imaging, backscattered electron microscopy, histopathology, and microcomputed tomography to characterize HA in mouse models of advanced breast cancer in relevant skeletal locations...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923463/hyperparathyroidism
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REVIEW
John P Bilezikian, Leonardo Bandeira, Aliya Khan, Natalie E Cusano
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder of calcium metabolism characterised by hypercalcaemia and elevated or inappropriately normal concentrations of parathyroid hormone. Almost always, primary hyperparathyroidism is due to a benign overgrowth of parathyroid tissue either as a single gland (80% of cases) or as a multiple gland disorder (15-20% of cases). Primary hyperparathyroidism is generally discovered when asymptomatic but the disease always has the potential to become symptomatic, resulting in bone loss and kidney stones...
September 15, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923296/malignant-transformation-of-oral-leukoplakia-in-a-patient-with-dyskeratosis-congenita
#17
Michelle Bongiorno, Shayna Rivard, Daniel Hammer, Joshua Kentosh
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a rare, inherited, bone marrow failure syndrome caused by premature telomere shortening. The classic mucocutaneous triad of clinical features comprises reticulated skin pigmentation, nail dysplasia, and oral leukoplakia. Multiple somatic features, including bone marrow failure, pulmonary fibrosis, and liver disease, are also common. DC significantly increases the risk for malignant transformation, including myelodysplastic syndrome, acute myeloid leukemia, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and anogenital cancer...
August 12, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923207/eviction-from-the-sanctuary-development-of-targeted-therapy-against-cell-adhesion-molecules-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
REVIEW
Sonali P Barwe, Anthony Quagliano, Anilkumar Gopalakrishnapillai
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a malignant hematological disease afflicting hematopoiesis in the bone marrow. While 80%-90% of patients diagnosed with ALL will achieve complete remission at some point during treatment, ALL is associated with high relapse rate, with a 5-year overall survival rate of 68%. The initial remission failure and the high rate of relapse can be attributed to intrinsic chemoprotective mechanisms that allow persistence of ALL cells despite therapy. These mechanisms are mediated, at least in part, through the engagement of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) within the bone marrow microenvironment...
April 2017: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923174/27-hydroxycholesterol-an-endogenous-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulator
#19
REVIEW
Sisi He, Erik R Nelson
Estrogen receptors (ERs) mediate the actions of the steroidal estrogens, and are important for the regulation of several physiological and pathophysiological processes, including reproduction, bone physiology, cardiovascular physiology and breast cancer. The unique pharmacology of the ERs allows for certain ligands, such as tamoxifen, to elicit tissue- and context-specific responses, ligands now referred to as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). Recently, the cholesterol metabolite 27-hydroxychoelsterol (27HC) has been defined as an endogenous SERM, with activities in atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, breast and prostate cancers, and neural degenerative diseases...
October 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923109/the-outcome-of-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-curative-intent-strongly-depends-on-survival-after-metastatic-progression
#20
Mariarosa Pascale, Che Ngwa Azinwi, Barbara Marongiu, Gianfranco Pesce, Flavio Stoffel, Enrico Roggero
BACKGROUND: Five-year survival in patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa) is nearly 100%, but metastatic disease still remains incurable. Clinical management of metastatic patients has become increasingly complex as novel therapeutic strategies have emerged. This study aims at evaluating the impact of the first metastatic progression on the outcome of PCa patients treated with curative intent. METHODS: The analysis was conducted using data of 913 cases of localized PCa diagnosed between 2000 and 2014...
September 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
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