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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449429/pancreatic-lymphoepithelial-cysts-diagnosed-with-endosonography-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
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Youngmin Oh, Yonghyeok Choi, Seung Myoung Son, Jisun Lee, Yook Kim, Joung Ho Han, Seon Mee Park
Although lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs) of the pancreas are benign lesions, most of them have been treated with surgical resection due to diagnostic difficulty. We report a 66-year-old woman diagnosed with pancreatic LECs. Abdominal ultrasound revealed two masses in the pancreas, which were not visible on the abdominal computed tomography. In an abdominal magnetic resonance imaging, pancreas lesions showed solid tumors, which revealed a low signal intensity on T1-, moderate high signal intensity on T2 weighted images, and homogeneous delayed enhancement in the portal venous phase...
April 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445005/proteomic-based-investigations-on-the-mode-of-action-of-the-marine-anticancer-compound-rhizochalinin
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Sergey A Dyshlovoy, Katharina Otte, Simone Venz, Jessica Hauschild, Heike Junker, Tatyana N Makarieva, Stefan Balabanov, Winfried H Alsdorf, Ramin Madanchi, Friedemann Honecker, Carsten Bokemeyer, Valentin A Stonik, Gunhild von Amsberg
Rhizochalinin (Rhiz) is a novel marine natural sphingolipid-like compound which shows promising in vitro and in vivo activity in human castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). In the present study, a global proteome screening approach was applied to investigate molecular targets and biological processes affected by Rhiz in CRPC. Bioinformatical analysis of the data predicted an anti-migratory effect of Rhiz on cancer cells. Validation of proteins involved in the cancer-associated processes, including cell migration and invasion, revealed down-regulation of specific isoforms of stathmin and LASP1, as well as up-regulation of Grp75, keratin 81, and precursor IL-1β by Rhiz...
April 26, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442548/keratin-8-18-regulation-of-insulin-receptor-signaling-and-trafficking-in-hepatocytes-through-a-concerted-phosphoinositide-dependent-akt-and-rab5-modulation
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Alexandra Roux, Anne Loranger, Josée N Lavoie, Normand Marceau
Keratins (Ks) are epithelial cell intermediate filament (IF) proteins that are expressed as pairs in a differentiation-regulated manner. Hepatocyte IFs are made only of K8/K18 pairs, which means that a K8 loss in K8-null mice leads to degradation of K18. Functionally, there is accumulating evidence that IFs contribute to signaling platforms. Here, we investigate the role of K8/K18 IFs in the regulation of insulin receptor (IR) signaling and trafficking in hepatocytes. We find that the IR substrate 1 (IRS1)/PI3K/Akt signaling cascade-downstream of IR-display prolonged activation in K8-null compared with wild-type hepatocytes...
April 25, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440740/biomarkers-and-bacteria-around-implants-and-natural-teeth-in-the-same-individuals
#4
Önder Gürlek, Pınar Gümüş, Christopher J Nile, David F Lappin, Nurcan Buduneli
AIM: This cross-sectional study assessed cytokine levels in peri-implant crevicular fluid (PICF)/ gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and a selection of subgingival/submucosal plaque bacteria from clinically healthy or diseased sites in the same individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Samples from 97 implants/teeth (58 implants: 19 healthy, 20 mucositis, 19 peri-implantitis; 39 natural teeth: 19 healthy, 12 gingivitis, 8 periodontitis) in 15 systemically healthy patients were investigated by immunoassay, real-time PCR...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430345/healing-response-of-rat-pulp-treated-with-an-injectable-keratin-hydrogel
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Lavanya Ajay Sharma, Robert M Love, Mohammad A Ali, Ajay Sharma, Soraia Macari, Avadhoot Avadhani, George J Dias
BACKGROUND: Keratin has shown promising outcomes as a biomaterial due to its inherent bioactivity, biocompatibility and regenerative effects. The effect of keratin on repair and regeneration of dental tissues has never been studied before. Current therapies to treat pulp tissues involve its replacement with inert, synthetic materials that do not have a proper biological function, leading to failure and tooth loss. This study aimed to develop a biocompatible keratin hydrogel (KH) suitable for pulp therapies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424304/giant-axonal-neuropathy-alters-the-structure-of-keratin-intermediate-filaments-in-human-hair
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Asfia Soomro, Richard J Alsop, Atsuko Negishi, Laurent Kreplak, Douglas Fudge, Edward R Kuczmarski, Robert D Goldman, Maikel C Rheinstädter
Giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) follows an autosomal recessive genetic inheritance and impedes the peripheral and central nervous system due to axonal swellings that are packed with neurofilaments. The patients display a number of phenotypes, including hypotonia, muscle weakness, decreased reflexes, ataxia, seizures, intellectual disability, pale skin and often curled hair. We used X-ray diffraction and tensile testing to determine potential changes to the structure of keratin intermediate filaments (IFs) in the hair of patients with GAN...
April 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422590/localized-juvenile-spongiotic-gingival-hyperplasia-report-of-two-cases
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Eleni-Marina Kalogirou, Konstantina Chatzidimitriou, Konstantinos I Tosios, Evangelia P Piperi, Alexandra Sklavounou
OBJECTIVE: Localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia (LJSGH) is a painless gingival swelling that histologically exhibits hyperplasia of the non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium, intercellular edema and spongiosis of the spinus layer, and exocytosis of inflammatory cells. LJSGH pathogenesis remains to be elucidated, while a possible origin from the gingival sulcus epithelium is nowadays proposed. STUDY DESIGN: We report two cases of LJSGH with immunohistochemical evaluation of cytokeratins (CKs) 18 and 19...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419352/dermatophytes-and-dermatophytosis-in-the-eastern-and-southern-parts-of-africa
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E I Nweze, I E Eke
Dermatophytosis is currently a disease of global importance and a public health burden. It is caused by dermatophytes, which attack and grow on dead animal keratin. Dermatophytes belong to three genera, namely, Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton. The predominant clinical forms and causative agents vary from one region of the world to another. Poor socioeconomic status, high population densities, and poor sanitary conditions are some of the factors responsible for the high prevalence of dermatophytosis in many developing countries, which include countries in southern and eastern Africa, the focus of this review...
April 17, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418611/ectopic-expression-of-the-transcription-factor-mafb-in-basal-keratinocytes-induces-hyper-proliferation-and-perturbs-epidermal-homeostasis
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Masashi Miyai, Yukino Tsunekage, Michiko Saito, Kenji Kohno, Kenzo Takahashi, Kohsuke Kataoka
Mammalian epidermis is composed of four morphologically and functionally distinct layers of keratinocytes. The innermost basal layer consists of proliferating self-renewing keratinocytes, which also undergo asymmetric cell division to differentiate into post-mitotic suprabasal cells throughout life. Control of the balance between growth and differentiation of basal cells is important for epidermal homeostasis to prevent skin disorders including malignancies; however, the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417200/hpv-related-carcinomas-of-the-head-and-neck-morphologic-features-variants-and-practical-considerations-for-the-surgical-pathologist
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REVIEW
Todd M Stevens, Justin A Bishop
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is a distinct tumor entity with clinical, epidemiologic, genetic, histologic, prognostic, and treatment differences from smoking- and alcohol-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. This is now well known by the pathology and medical community. What is not yet widely known is that several emerging variants of HPV-related carcinoma of the head and neck exist apart from the prototypical non-keratinizing morphology. Further, there is currently considerable variation in methodologies used and clinical scenarios in which to test for HPV-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and no standard approach has emerged...
April 17, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416958/keratinization-of-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-is-associated-with-poor-clinical-outcome
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Hye Jung Park, Yoon-Jin Cha, Seong Han Kim, Arum Kim, Eun Young Kim, Yoon Soo Chang
BACKGROUND: Although the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) was revised in 2015, its clinical implications for lung SCC subsets remain unclear. We investigated whether the morphologic characteristics of lung SCC, including keratinization, were associated with clinical parameters and clinical outcome of patients. METHODS: A total of 81 patients who underwent curative surgical resection of diagnosed lung SCC, were enrolled in this study...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416313/changes-of-periodontal-parameters-after-apical-surgery-correlation-of-clinical-and-cone-beam-computed-tomographic-data
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Thomas von Arx, Linda Antonini, Giovanni E Salvi, Michael M Bornstein
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes of the marginal periodontium 1 year after apical surgery. METHODS: Clinical and radiographic (cone-beam computed tomographic) examinations of 54 teeth treated with buccal access flaps for apical surgery were performed at baseline and after 1 year. Clinical assessment included measurements of probing pocket depth, the level of gingival margin (GM), and the width of keratinized tissue. Subsequently, the clinical attachment level (CAL) and the width of the attached gingiva were calculated...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415399/novel-keratin-modified-bacterial-cellulose-nanocomposite-production-and-characterization-for-skin-tissue-engineering
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Zalike Keskin, Aylin Sendemir Urkmez, E Esin Hames
As it is known that bacterial cellulose (BC) is a biocompatible and natural biopolymer due to which it has a large set of biomedical applications. But still it lacks some desired properties, which limits its uses in many other applications. Therefore, the properties of BC need to be boosted up to an acceptable level. Here in this study for the first time, a new natural nanocomposite was produced by the incorporating keratin (isolated from human hair) to the BC (produced by Acetobacter xylinum) to enhance dermal fibroblast cells' attachment...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414858/keratoacanthoma-like-growths-of-incontinentia-pigmenti-successfully-treated-with-intralesional-methotrexate
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Brittany Barros, Klaus Helm, Andrea Zaenglein, Elizabeth Seiverling
We report the case of a 17-year-old girl with incontinentia pigmenti who developed multiple large hyperkeratotic tumors within Blaschkoid hyperpigmented patches on her left leg. Biopsy demonstrated an endoexophytic nodule with irregular invaginations of keratinizing squamous epithelium and a central keratin-filled crater, consistent with keratoacanthoma-like lesions of incontinentia pigmenti. The tumors were successfully treated with intralesional methotrexate.
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413121/characterisation-of-cell-cycle-arrest-and-terminal-differentiation-in-a-maximally-proliferative-human-epithelial-tissue-lessons-from-the-human-hair-follicle-matrix
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Talveen S Purba, Lars Brunken, Michael Peake, Asim Shahmalak, Asuncion Chaves, Enrique Poblet, Ralf Paus
Human hair follicle (HF) growth and hair shaft formation require terminal differentiation-associated cell cycle arrest of highly proliferative matrix keratinocytes. However, the regulation of this complex event remains unknown. CIP/KIP family member proteins (p21(CIP1), p27(KIP1) and p57(KIP2)) regulate cell cycle progression/arrest, endoreplication, differentiation and apoptosis. Since they have not yet been adequately characterized in the human HF, we asked whether and where CIP/KIP proteins localise in the human hair matrix and pre-cortex in relation to cell cycle activity and HF-specific epithelial cell differentiation that is marked by keratin 85 (K85) protein expression...
April 2, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411854/the-molecular-revolution-in-cutaneous-biology-chromosomal-territories-higher-order-chromatin-remodeling-and-the-control-of%C3%A2-gene-expression-in-keratinocytes
#16
REVIEW
Vladimir A Botchkarev
Three-dimensional organization of transcription in the nucleus and mechanisms controlling the global chromatin folding, including spatial interactions between the genes, noncoding genome elements, and epigenetic and transcription machinery, are essential for establishing lineage-specific gene expression programs during cell differentiation. Spatial chromatin interactions in the nucleus involving gene promoters and distal regulatory elements are currently considered major forces that drive cell differentiation and genome evolution in general, and such interactions are substantially reorganized during many pathological conditions...
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411849/the-molecular-revolution-in-cutaneous-biology-keratin-genes-and-their-associated-disease-diversity-opportunities-and-challenges
#17
REVIEW
Pierre A Coulombe
The abundance of keratin proteins and the filaments they form in surface epithelia has long been appreciated. This said, the remarkable diversity of keratin proteins and the notion that they are encoded by one of the largest gene families in the human genome has come to the fore relatively recently, coinciding with the sequencing of whole genomes. This complexity has generated some practical challenges, notably in terms of nomenclature and tractability. More importantly, however, studies of keratin have seeded the discovery of the genetic basis for a large number of genodermatoses and continue to provide a unique perspective on and insight into epithelial cells and tissues, whether normal or diseased...
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411397/chondrosarcoma-like-metastasis-from-a-poorly-differentiated-uterine-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-unique-morphology-and-diagnostic-pitfall-in-cytology
#18
Shohei Ikoma, Marlo Nicolas, Jaishree Jagirdar, Maria Luisa Policarpio-Nicolas
Rare cases of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma with chondroid differentiation from esophageal primary have been reported but none from the uterine cervix. Given the rarity of this phenomenon and potential diagnostic pitfall, we present this unusual case. The patient is a 25-year-old woman who presented with shortness of breath. Computerized tomography (CT) showed several lung and pleural-based nodules. CT-guided core biopsy with touch preparations were performed on the pleural-based nodule. The touch preparations showed large, spindle-to-oval shaped cells with pleomorphic nuclei embedded in metachromatic chondroid stroma...
April 14, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411136/augmentation-of-keratinized-gingiva-around-dental-implants
#19
K Jamila, E K Wafa, L Younes, E F Mohamed
To date, there is no general consensus with respect to the amount of soft-tissue volume needed for esthetic and functional purposes on the buccal aspect of dental implants. Numerous studies have investigated the relationship between the width of keratinized mucosa and the health of peri-implant tissues. Our purpose was to discuss about the necessity of keratinized tissue to maintain the peri-implant health and to report clinical efficacy of different techniques used to increase the keratinized tissue around dental implants...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409046/on-a-rare-cutaneous-metastasis-from-a-sacrococcygeal-chordoma
#20
Alessandro D'Amuri, Matteo Brunelli, Federica Floccari, Francesco De Caro, Giuliana Crisman, Francesca Sanguedolce, Marcello Filotico
Chordomas are rare malignant tumors of notochordal origin and are rare locally aggressive ones with a metastatic potential. The skin rarely is seen as metastatic site. We describe a case of an adult woman with cutaneous metastasis of a primary sacral chordoma excised ten years before, which appeared as a painless cutaneous mass located in the dorsal region. Once removed, the surgical specimen was formalin fixed and in paraffin embedded. Sections were stained with haematoxylin-eosin, and histochemical and immunohistochemical investigations were performed...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
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