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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720451/high-diversity-of-alpha-beta-and-gamma-human-papillomaviruses-in-genital-samples-from-hiv-negative-and-hiv-positive-heterosexual-south-african-men
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Tracy L Meiring, Zizipho Z A Mbulawa, Maia Lesosky, David Coetzee, Anna-Lise Williamson
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the prevalence of HPVs in heterosexual South African men and the impact of HIV co-infection. METHODS: HPV was detected in penile swabs from 195 HIV-infected and 140 HIV-uninfected men using PCR with FAP59/64 primers and Roche Linear Array HPV genotyping (LA). Genotyping of FAP positive specimens was achieved by high-throughput sequencing of amplicons. RESULTS: HPV was detected by FAP PCR and LA in 79% (266/335) of the men...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719236/applying-an-artificial-neural-network-model-for-developing-a-severity-score-for-patients-with-hereditary-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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Shenia Novis, Felipe Machado, Victor B Costa, Debora Foguel, Marcia W Cruz, José Manoel de Seixas
Hereditary (familial) amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a systemic disease that includes a sensorimotor polyneuropathy related to transthyretin (TTR) mutations. So far, a scale designed to classify the severity of this disease has not yet been validated. This work proposes the implementation of an artificial neural network (ANN) in order to develop a severity scale for monitoring the disease progression in FAP patients. In order to achieve this goal, relevant symptoms and laboratory findings were collected from 98 Brazilian patients included in THAOS - the Transthyretin Amyloidosis Outcomes Survey...
July 18, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715351/interacting-influences-of-gender-and-chronic-pain-status-on-parasympathetically-mediated-heart-rate-variability-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Lynn S Walker, Amanda L Stone, Craig A Smith, Stephen Bruehl, Judy Garber, Martina Puzanovova, André Diedrich
Considerable research links chronic pain to autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction, specifically low heart rate variability (HRV) mediated by reduced parasympathetic activity. However, little is known about factors that influence ANS function in chronic pain. The ANS is the primary pathway for brain-gut communication, making it of particular interest in gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, characterized by functional abdominal pain (FAP). We evaluated the relation of sex, pain severity, and psychological stress to ANS function in adolescents/young adults from a database of pediatric FAP and control participants enrolled 8 years earlier in a prospective study of pain...
August 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712129/lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm-17938-and-a-placebo-both-significantly-reduced-symptoms-in-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain
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M Maragkoudaki, G Chouliaras, R Orel, A Horvath, H Szajewska, A Papadopoulou
AIM: Lactobacillus reuteri is a Gram-positive bacterium that naturally inhabits the human intestinal tract. This study assessed how effectively the probiotic Lactobacilllus reuteri DSM 17938 managed childhood functional abdominal pain (FAP). METHODS: We recruited 54 children with a mean age 9.1±3.8 years, who were diagnosed with FAP in the outpatient clinics of three university hospitals in Greece, Slovenia and Poland, according to the Rome III criteria, from January 2013 to December 2015...
July 16, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711492/species-specific-real-time-rt-pcr-analysis-of-expression-of-stromal-cell-genes-in-a-tumor-xenotransplantation-model-in-mice
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Evzen Krepela, Petr Busek, Marek Hilser, Zdislava Vanickova, Aleksi Sedo
Human tumor xenografts in mice together with the species-specific analysis of expressed genes allow to study the molecular processes driving tumor growth and progression in vivo and help to develop and evaluate anticancer therapies. In the present work, we designed and validated species-specific real-time RT-PCR assays for discrimination and quantitation of expression of human and mouse transcripts in cancer and stromal cells including dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP) 4, DPP8, DPP9, fibroblast activation protein (FAP) and CXC chemokine receptor 4 in mixed human-mouse biological samples...
July 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711423/randomized-trial-of-intelligent-sensor-system-for-early-illness-alerts-in-senior-housing
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Marilyn Rantz, Lorraine J Phillips, Colleen Galambos, Kari Lane, Gregory L Alexander, Laurel Despins, Richelle J Koopman, Marjorie Skubic, Lanis Hicks, Steven Miller, Andy Craver, Bradford H Harris, Chelsea B Deroche
OBJECTIVES: Measure the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of using sensor data from an environmentally embedded sensor system for early illness recognition. This sensor system has demonstrated in pilot studies to detect changes in function and in chronic diseases or acute illnesses on average 10 days to 2 weeks before usual assessment methods or self-reports of illness. DESIGN: Prospective intervention study in 13 assisted living (AL) communities of 171 residents randomly assigned to intervention (n=86) or comparison group (n=85) receiving usual care...
July 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711237/precise-role-of-dermal-fibroblasts-on-melanocyte-pigmentation
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REVIEW
Yinjuan Wang, Céline Viennet, Sophie Robin, Jean-Yves Berthon, Li He, Philippe Humbert
Dermal fibroblasts are traditionally recognized as synthesizing, remodeling and depositing collagen and extracellular matrix, the structural framework for tissues, helping to bring thickness and firmness to the skin. However, the role of fibroblasts on skin pigmentation arouses concern recently. More is known about the interactions between epidermal melanocytes and keratinocytes. This review highlights the importance of fibroblast-derived melanogenic paracrine mediators in the regulation of melanocyte activities...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709001/ciliary-hedgehog-signaling-restricts-injury-induced-adipogenesis
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Daniel Kopinke, Elle C Roberson, Jeremy F Reiter
Injured skeletal muscle regenerates, but with age or in muscular dystrophies, muscle is replaced by fat. Upon injury, muscle-resident fibro/adipogenic progenitors (FAPs) proliferated and gave rise to adipocytes. These FAPs dynamically produced primary cilia, structures that transduce intercellular cues such as Hedgehog (Hh) signals. Genetically removing cilia from FAPs inhibited intramuscular adipogenesis, both after injury and in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Blocking FAP ciliation also enhanced myofiber regeneration after injury and reduced myofiber size decline in the muscular dystrophy model...
July 13, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705784/laparoscopic-proctocolectomy-with-ileal-j-pouch-anal-anastomosis-in-children
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Ufuk Ateş, Ergun Ergün, Gülnur Göllü, Gönül Küçük, Aydın Yağmurlu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We aimed to evaluate postoperative fecal incontinence scales of children who underwent laparoscopic proctocolectomy and ileal J-pouch anastomosis for familial adenomateous polyposis (FAP) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fecal incontinence scores were collected at 3 months post-surgery. A retrospective chart review was also performed to obtain the demographic data and operative technical details. RESULTS: The postoperative Wexner Fecal Incontinence Score was 0 in 9 of 11 patients and satisfactory in the remaining two...
July 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697174/uv-radiation-promotes-melanoma-dissemination-mediated-by-the-sequential-reaction-axis-of-cathepsins-tgf-%C3%AE-1-fap-%C3%AE
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Petra Wäster, Kyriakos Orfanidis, Ida Eriksson, Inger Rosdahl, Oliver Seifert, Karin Öllinger
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the major risk factor for development of malignant melanoma. Fibroblast activation protein (FAP)-α is a serine protease expressed on the surface of activated fibroblasts, promoting tumour invasion through extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation. The signalling mechanism behind the upregulation of FAP-α is not yet completely revealed. METHODS: Expression of FAP-α was analysed after UVR exposure in in vitro co-culture systems, gene expression arrays and artificial skin constructs...
July 11, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694653/attenuated-adenomatous-polyposis-of-the-large-bowel-present-and-future
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EDITORIAL
Luca Roncucci, Monica Pedroni, Francesco Mariani
Attenuated adenomatous polyposis (AAP) is a poorly understood syndrome, that can be defined as the presence of 10-99 synchronous adenomas in the large bowel, and it is considered a phenotypic variant of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). This definition has the advantage of simplicity, but it may include sporadic multiple adenomas of the large bowel at an extreme, or FAP cases on the other side. AAP shows a milder phenotype than FAP, with an older age of onset of adenomas and cancer, and less frequent extracolonic manifestations...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681123/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-tumor-progression-in-colorectal-cancer-with-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-and-sporadic-polyps
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Paulo Roberto Stevanato Filho, Samuel Aguiar Júnior, Maria Dirlei Begnami, Fábio de Oliveira Ferreira, Wilson Toshihiko Nakagawa, Ranyell Matheus Sobreira Batista Spencer, Tiago Santoro Bezerra, Philip Edward Boggiss, Ademar Lopes
The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is lower in women than in men, and sex steroids can be considered contributing factors because oral contraception usage and estrogen replacement therapy are associated with decreased risk. Conversely, colorectal polyp development in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) begins during puberty. The objectives were to evaluate the relationship between the expression of these hormone receptors and adenoma-carcinoma progression, CRC stage and overall survival. We studied 120 A...
July 5, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679600/sural-nerve-injury-in-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-mr-neurography-vs-clinicopathologic-tools
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Jennifer Kollmer, Felix Sahm, Ute Hegenbart, Jan C Purrucker, Christoph Kimmich, Stefan O Schönland, Ernst Hund, Sabine Heiland, John M Hayes, Arnt V Kristen, Christoph Röcken, Mirko Pham, Martin Bendszus, Markus Weiler
OBJECTIVE: To detect and quantify lesions of the small-caliber sural nerve (SN) in symptomatic and asymptomatic transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP) by high-resolution magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) in correlation with electrophysiologic and histopathologic findings. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with TTR-FAP, 10 asymptomatic carriers of the mutated transthyretin gene (mutTTR), and 35 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were prospectively included in this cross-sectional case-control study...
July 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668823/desmoid-tumors-in-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
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REVIEW
Maria Laura DE Marchis, Francesco Tonelli, Davide Quaresmini, Domenica Lovero, David Della-Morte, Franco Silvestris, Fiorella Guadagni, Raffaele Palmirotta
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a cancer syndrome caused by a germline mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene. It is characterized by the presence of hundreds of colonic polyps, which have a high tendency to undergo malignant transformation. Among associated lesions in FAP, desmoid tumors represent a common possible life-threatening condition that requires special attention. They are rare tumors occurring with a particularly high incidence in FAP, especially after surgery. In agreement with Knudson's 'two-hit' theory, the inactivation of the residual APC gene in FAP is a critical step in the development of both colorectal cancer and desmoids...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662997/next-generation-immunohistochemistry-emerging-substitutes-to-genetic-testing
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REVIEW
Juliana Andrici, Anthony J Gill, Jason L Hornick
The identification of at-risk kindreds facilitates screening and risk reduction strategies for patients with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes. Recently, immunohistochemistry (IHC) has emerged as a cost-effective strategy for detecting or inferring the presence of mutations in both tumors and the germline of patients presenting with tumors associated with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes. In this review we discuss the use of novel IHC markers, including PRKAR1A, β-catenin, SDHB, fumarate hydratase and 2SC, HRASQ61R, BAP1, parafibromin and glucagon, which have either established applications or show promise for surgical pathologists to complement morphological or clinical suspicion of hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes...
June 27, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651595/identification-of-pathogenic-genes-and-upstream-regulators-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Bin Zhao, Mengya Wang, Jing Xu, Min Li, Yuhui Yu
BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in older individuals. Our study aims to identify the key genes and upstream regulators in AMD. METHODS: To screen pathogenic genes of AMD, an integrated analysis was performed by using the microarray datasets in AMD derived from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. The functional annotation and potential pathways of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were further discovered by Gene Ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) enrichment analysis...
June 26, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645942/mutational-heterogeneity-in-apc-and-kras-arises-at-the-crypt-level-and%C3%A2-leads-to-polyclonality-in-early-colorectal-tumorigenesis
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Mireia Gausachs, Ester Borras, Kyle Chang, Sara González, Daniel Azuara, Axel Delgado Amador, Adriana Lopez-Doriga, F Anthony San Lucas, Xavier Sanjuan, Maria jOSE Paules, Melissa Taggart, Gareth Davies, Erik A Ehli, Jerry Fowler, Victor Moreno, Marta Pineda, Y Nancy You, Patrick M Lynch, Conxi Lazaro, Nicholas E Navin, Paul Scheet, Ernest T Hawk, Gabriel Capella, Eduardo Vilar
Purpose:  The majority of genomic alterations causing intratumoral heterogeneity (ITH) in colorectal cancer (CRC) are thought to arise during early stages of carcinogenesis as a burst but only after truncal mutations in APC have expanded a single founder clone. We have investigated if the initial source of ITH is consequent to multiple independent lineages derived from different crypts harboring distinct truncal APC and driver KRAS mutations, thus challenging the prevailing monoclonal monocryptal model. <p>Experimental design: High-depth next-generation sequencing and SNP arrays were performed in whole lesion extracts of 37 FAP colorectal adenomas...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644386/capsaicin-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-downregulating-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
#18
Yu-Tsai Lin, Hung-Chen Wang, Yi-Chiang Hsu, Chung-Lung Cho, Ming-Yu Yang, Chih-Yen Chien
Capsaicin is a potential chemotherapeutic agent for different human cancers. In Southeast China, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has the highest incidence of all cancers, but final treatment outcomes are unsatisfactory. However, there is a lack of information regarding the anticancer activity of capsaicin in NPC cells, and its effects on the signaling transduction pathways related to apoptosis and autophagy remain unclear. In the present study, the precise mechanisms by which capsaicin exerts anti-proliferative effects, cell cycle arrest, autophagy and apoptosis were investigated in NPC-TW01 cells...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633443/nod2-genetic-variants-predispose-one-of-two-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-siblings-to-pouchitis-through-microbiome-dysbiosis
#19
Kathleen M Schieffer, Justin R Wright, Leonard R Harris, Sue Deiling, Zhaohai Yang, Regina Lamendella, Gregory S Yochum, Walter A Koltun
Background and Aims: Individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) may undergo a total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) to surgically treat their disease. Inflammation of the ileal pouch, termed pouchitis, is uncommon in FAP patients but prevalent in patients who received IPAA for ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Methods and Results: We report on two FAP siblings, living in the same household, who underwent IPAA surgery within one week of each other...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631123/modeling-solubility-of-co2-hydrocarbon-gas-in-ionic-liquid-emim-fap-using-aspen-plus-simulations
#20
Bishwadeep Bagchi, Sushmita Sati, Vidyasagar Shilapuram
The Peng-Robinson equation of state with quadratic van der Waals (vdW) mixing rule model was chosen to perform the thermodynamic calculations in Flash3 column of Aspen Plus to predict the solubility of CO2 or any one of the hydrocarbons (HCs) among methane, ethane, propane, and butane in an ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tris(pentafluoroethyl)trifluorophosphate ([emim][FAP]). Bubble point pressure, solubility, bubble point temperature, fugacity, and partial molar volume at infinite dilution were obtained from the simulations, and enthalpy of absorption, Gibbs free energy of solvation, and entropy change of absorption were estimated by thermodynamic relations...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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