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Hayato Kaida, Koichi Azuma, Uhi Toh, Akihiko Kawahara, Eiji Sadashima, Satoshi Hattori, Jun Akiba, Nobuhiro Tahara, Axel Rominger, Kazunai Ishii, Takamichi Murakami, Masatoshi Ishibashi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlations between dual-phase fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18 F-FDG) uptake and clinicopathological and immunohistochemical prognostic factors in patients with surgically resected breast cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 105 patients. We calculated the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) at 85min (SUV1), SUVmax at 125min (SUV2) and the retention index [RI]. Spearman's rank correlation test, the Kruskal-Wallis test and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis were performed to assess the association between18 F-FDG uptake and the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical factors: glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), ERβ, progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor 2 (Her2), mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), and P70S6kinase (P70S6)...
March 20, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Steve Taylor, Kimberly Eisenstein, Vanessa Gildenstern, Harper Price, Pooja Hingorani, Apurvi Patel, Nathan Page, Smita Bailey, David Carpentieri
Infantile choriocarcinoma (ICC) is a rare, highly malignant form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Rapid diagnosis and initiation of treatment are paramount in reaching a successful outcome. Patients with these tumors typically present with a triad of anemia, hepatomegaly, and precocious puberty. Cutaneous manifestations of ICC are extraordinarily rare with few documented cases. Here, we describe a male neonate who presented to our Dermatology clinic with a rapidly growing, markedly vascular glabellar mass associated with abnormal laboratory values suggestive of Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Debora Vignali, Elisa Cantarelli, Carlotta Bordignon, Adriana Canu, Antonio Citro, Andrea Annoni, Lorenzo Piemonti, Paolo Monti
Stem memory T cells (Tscm) constitute the earliest developmental stage of memory T cells, displaying stem cell-like properties such as self-renewal capacity. Their superior immune reconstitution potential has sparked interest in cancer immune-therapy, vaccine development and immune reconstitution, whereas their role in autoimmunity is largely unexplored. Here we show that autoreactive CD8+ Tscm specific for β cell antigens GAD65, insulin and IGRP are present in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). In vitro, generation of autoreactive Tscm from naïve precursors required the presence of the homeostatic cytokine interleukin-7 (IL-7)...
March 5, 2018: Diabetes
Alexandra Bukchin, Guillem Pascual-Pasto, Maria Cuadrado-Vilanova, Helena Castillo-Ecija, Carles Monterrubio, Nagore G Olaciregui, Monica Vila-Ubach, Laia Ordeix, Jaume Mora, Ángel M Carcaboso, Alejandro Sosnik
We report for the first time on a nano-drug delivery system based on glucosylated polymeric nanomicelles to actively target the second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib to glucose-avid pediatric sarcomas by the intravenous route. After a comprehensive physicochemical characterization that confirmed the substantially lower critical micellar concentration and the higher encapsulation capacity of the glucosylated amphiphilic nanocarrier with respect to the pristine counterpart, we showed a 9-fold decrease of the half maximal inhibitory concentration of dasatinib in a rhabdomyosarcoma cell line, Rh30, in vitro...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Guo-Shuai Yang, Xiao-Yan Zhou, Xue-Fang An, Xuan-Jun Liu, Yan-Jun Zhang, Dan Yu
Stroke is considered an underlying etiology of the development of seizures. Stroke leads to glucose and oxygen deficiency in neurons, resulting in brain dysfunction and injury. Mild hypothermia is a therapeutic strategy to inhibit stroke‑induced seizures, which may be associated with the regulation of energy metabolism of the brain. Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling and solute carrier family 2, facilitated glucose transporter member (GLUT)‑1 are critical for energy metabolism. Furthermore, mTOR overactivation and GLUT‑1 deficiency are associated with genetically acquired seizures...
February 22, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Sonam Kumari, Sheema Khan, Subash C Gupta, Vivek K Kashyap, Murali M Yallapu, Subhash C Chauhan, Meena Jaggi
Pancreatic tumors are rewired for high-glucose metabolism and typically present with exceptionally poor prognosis. Recently, we have shown that MUC13, which is highly expressed in pancreatic tumors, promotes tumor progression via modulation of HER2 receptor tyrosine kinase activity. Herein, we investigate a novel, MUC13-mediated molecular mechanism responsible for higher glucose metabolism in pancreatic tumors. Our results demonstrate that MUC13 expression leads to the activation/nuclear translocation of NF-κB p65 and phosphorylation of IκB, which in turn upregulates the expression of important proteins (Glut-1, c-Myc, and Bcl-2) that are involved in glucose metabolism...
February 22, 2018: Oncogenesis
Mingyao Liu, Hongwei Cao, Yuting Hou, Guopeng Sun, Deshan Li, Wenfei Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The liver is a vital organ in vertebrates and has a wide range of functions, including glucose absorption, glycogen storage and glucose production. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-21 is a metabolic regulator that is primarily produced by the liver. In this paper, we studied the effect of FGF-21 on glucose metabolism in the liver. METHODS: The glucose uptake of cells was detected by 2-Deoxy-d-[3H] glucose; the synergy between insulin and FGF-21 was evaluated...
February 15, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Andrea R Gilbert, Patricia Chévez-Barrios, Matthew D Cykowski
The suprachoroidal region of the eye comprises vascular channels, melanocytes, and thin fibroblasts with elongated cytoplasm that are positioned directly adjacent to the densely collagenous sclera. Morphological similarities between these suprachoroidal fibroblasts and arachnoid cells and perineurial cells have been recognized, but whether these fibroblasts have a perineurial cell-like immunophenotype is not known. To further examine the relationship of these three cell types, we investigated the comparative expression of epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), the tight junction protein claudin-1, glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), and CD34 in suprachoroidal fibroblasts, arachnoid of the optic nerve sheath, and perineurium of ciliary nerves in eight human eye specimens...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
Helga Simon-Molas, Claudia Arnedo-Pac, Pere Fontova, Anna Vidal-Alabró, Esther Castaño, Ana Rodríguez-García, Àurea Navarro-Sabaté, Núria Lloberas, Anna Manzano, Ramon Bartrons
Lymphocyte activation is associated with rapid increase of both the glycolytic activator fructose 2,6-bisphosphate (Fru-2,6-P2) and the enzyme responsible for its synthesis, 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase (PFK-2/FBPase-2). PFKFB3 gene, which encodes for the most abundant PFK-2 isoenzyme in proliferating tissues, has been found overexpressed during cell activation in several models, including immune cells. However, there is limited knowledge on the pathways underlying PFKFB3 regulation in human T-lymphocytes, and the role of this gene in human immune response...
February 12, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Zheng-Xiao Zhao, Lin-Wei Lu, Jian Qiu, Qiu-Ping Li, Fei Xu, Bao-Jun Liu, Jing-Cheng Dong, Wei-Yi Gong
Objective: Glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1) as the major glucose transporter present in human cells is found overexpressed in a proportion of human malignancies. This meta-analysis is attempted to assess the prognostic significance of GLUT-1 for survival in various cancers. Materials and Methods: We conducted an electronic search using the databases PubMed, Embase and Web of Science, from inception to Oct 20th, 2016. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Huan Yang, Wen-Long Lu, Tao Huang, Qiu-Yun Chen, Jing Gao, Yao Zhao
To develop a cancer targeting lactate attenuator in vivo for cancer phototherapy and inhibition of HIF-1, we report an aptamer modified photo-responsive nanoparticle (labeled as Mn-D@BPFe-A) for lactate oxidation and cancer phototherapy. Mn-D@BPFe-A was constructed by the assembly of functional complex with BSA, followed by surface metal coordination and the recognition of Fe3+ with GAG containing sequence. Upon irradiation, Mn-D@BPFe-A NPs can oxidize water with the generation of OH, which convert lactate into pyruvate both in vitro and in vivo...
January 29, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Hiroshi Kurahara, Kosei Maemura, Yuko Mataki, Masahiko Sakoda, Satoshi Iino, Yota Kawasaki, Takaaki Arigami, Shinichiro Mori, Yuko Kijima, Shinichi Ueno, Hiroyuki Shinchi, Shoji Natsugoe
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the prognostic relevance of glucose transporter type 1 (GLUT-1), which is a key regulator of the glucose metabolism. In particular, the study aimed to examine the association between GLUT-1 expression and the therapeutic effect of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: Patients with PDAC were enrolled in the study. Patients with distant metastases and those who received only chemotherapy as treatment were excluded from the study...
February 5, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Nicolas Berte, Alya Filfilan, Laurence Mainard, Ludovic Mansuy, Jean-Louis Lemelle
Infantile hepatic hemangioma (IHH) and mesenchymal hamartoma (MH) form the first and second most common benign hepatic tumors in children. In this case report, we present a newborn child in whom a growing hepatic mass was discovered at the age of 7 days. She suffered also from anemia, respiratory and renal failure. No signs of heart disease or cutaneous lesions were detected. Alpha-fetoprotein was elevated for her age (3562.2 ng/ml). Imaging studies showed multifocal large cystic lesions associated with heterogeneous small solid lesions with arterial enhancement of the liver...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
S Kitamura, T Yanagi, Y Inamura-Takashima, K Imafuku, H Hata, J Uehara, Y Ishida, A Otsuka, K Hirata, H Shimizu
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare malignant neuro-endocrine tumor of the skin that shows aggressive behavior and has a high tendency for local recurrence and lymph node or distant metastasis.1 Recently, some reports have stated that 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computer tomography (FDG PET-CT) is more useful than conventional CT.2, 3 However, the utility of FDG PET-CT for determining the proliferative or metabolic activity of MCC is unclear. In this study, we investigated the correlation between FDG uptake and proliferative of metabolic activity as revealed by PET-CT imaging with Ki-67 immunological staining or GLUT-1 immunological staining in 10 cases of MCC...
January 29, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Tarek Aboushousha, Samah Mamdouh, Hussam Hamdy, Noha Helal, Fatma Khorshed, Gehan Safwat, Mohamed Seleem
Objective: To investigate the expression of TTF-1, RAGE, GLUT1 and SOX2 in HCV-associated HCCs and in surrounding non-tumorous liver tissue. Material and Methods: Tissue material from partial hepatectomy cases for HCC along with corresponding serum samples and 30 control serum samples from healthy volunteers were studied. Biopsies were classified into: non-tumor hepatic tissue (36 sections); HCC (33 sections) and liver cell dysplasia (LCD) (15 sections). All cases were positive for HCV. Immunohistochemistry (IHC), gene extraction and quantitative real-time reverse-transcription assays (qRT-PCR) were applied...
January 27, 2018: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Elham Rahmani, Mehri Jamilian, Bahareh Dadpour, Zahra Nezami, Zahra Vahedpoor, Samaneh Mahmoodi, Esmat Aghadavod, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Abolfazl Beiki Hassan, Zatollah Asemi
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the effects of fish oil administration on gene expression related to insulin, lipid and inflammation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 40 subjects with PCOS, aged 18-40 years old. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups to take either 1000 mg omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil (n=20) or placebo (n=20) twice a day for 12 weeks...
January 23, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Xiaobo Yang, Weiping Chen, Xiang Zhao, Linwei Chen, Wanli Li, Jisheng Ran, Lidong Wu
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) has been wildly verified to modulate glycolysis in tumor cells. However, the role of PKM2 on the glycolysis of osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes is still unclear. In present study, we investigate the function of PKM2 on OA chondrocyte glycolysis and the collagen matrix generation in vitro. Results showed that PKM2 was upregulated in OA chondrocytes compared with healthy control chondrocytes. In OA chondrocytes, ATP expression was lower compared with healthy control chondrocytes. Loss-of-function experiment showed that PKM2 knockdown mediated by lentivirus transfection could significantly suppress the glucose consumption and lactate secretion levels and decrease glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA), and hypoxia inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α), indicating the inhibition of PKM2 knockdown on glycolysis...
January 22, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Amy A Swanson, Caterina Giannini, Andrew L Folpe, Daniel L Van Dyke, Kimberly K Amrami, William A Michalak, Rachael A Vaubel
We report a case of low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma arising within the median nerve. A 31-year-old woman presented with symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and an enlarging mass in her right palm over 1 year. MRI demonstrated a mass associated with the right median nerve with solid and cystic components. At surgery, the mass was located within the epineurium, could be bluntly dissected from the nerve fascicles, and was suspected to be a schwannoma. A 3.4 cm, tan-pink, glistening, smooth, homogenous mass was submitted to pathology...
January 3, 2018: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
Mehri Jamilian, Azadeh Shojaei, Mansooreh Samimi, Faraneh Afshar Ebrahimi, Esmat Aghadavod, Maryam Karamali, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Hamidreza Jamilian, Somayeh Alaeinasab, Sadegh Jafarnejad, Zatollah Asemi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of omega-3 and vitamin E co-supplementation on parameters of mental health and gene expression related to insulin and inflammation in subjects with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Forty PCOS women were allocated into two groups and treated with 1000mg omega-3 fatty acids plus 400 IU vitamin E supplements (n = 20) or placebo (n = 20) per day for 12 weeks. Parameters of mental health were recorded at baseline and after the 12-week intervention...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
Armond Daci, Adnan Bozalija, Fisnik Jashari, Shaip Krasniqi
Monogenic and polygenic mutations are important contributors in patients suffering from epilepsy, including metabolic epilepsies which are inborn errors of metabolism with a good respond to specific dietetic treatments. Heterozygous variation in solute carrier family 2, facilitated glucose transporter member 1 (SLC2A1) and mutations of the GLUT1/SLC2A2 gene results in the failure of glucose transport, which is related with a glucose type-1 transporter (GLUT1) deficiency syndrome (GLUT1DS). GLUT1 deficiency syndrome is a treatable disorder of glucose transport into the brain caused by a variety of mutations in the SLC2A1 gene which are the cause of different neurological disorders also with different types of epilepsy and related clinical phenotypes...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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