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Abhai Kumar, Smita Singh, Ashish Verma, Vijay Nath Mishra
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate stage of cognitive decline and dementia. The absence of specific diagnostic test for identification of MCI and AD. The current study aims to find proteomics based change in plasma proteins and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) based white matter changes in MCI for early detection of prodromal Alzheimer's disease. Fifty cases of mild cognitive impairment and age matched control between (55-75 yrs) were screened on basis of Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). Two dimensional gel electrophoresis and DTI imaging was performed in MCI and age matched control...
April 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
Franziska Vielmuth, Volker Spindler, Jens Waschke
Autoantibodies binding to the extracellular domains of desmoglein (Dsg) 3 and 1 are critical in the pathogenesis of pemphigus by mechanisms leading to impaired function of desmosomes and blister formation in the epidermis and mucous membranes. Desmosomes are highly organized protein complexes which provide strong intercellular adhesion. Desmosomal cadherins such as Dsgs, proteins of the cadherin superfamily which interact via their extracellular domains in Ca2+ -dependent manner, are the transmembrane adhesion molecules clustered within desmosomes...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Tiffany L Jenkins, Dalen Agnew, Daniel R Rissi
A fibroblastic osteosarcoma with epithelioid and squamous differentiation in the distal femur of a 9-y-old spayed female Greyhound dog is described. Grossly, the tumor consisted of a pale-white, firm-to-hard mass that replaced the medullary and cortical areas of the distal end of the right femur. Histologically, the mass was composed predominantly of spindle cells admixed with areas of mineralized and non-mineralized osteoid matrix that were surrounded by stellate osteoblasts and scattered multinucleate giant cells, consistent with the diagnosis of a fibroblastic osteosarcoma...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Ronak Tilvawala, Son Hong Nguyen, Aaron J Maurais, Venkatesh V Nemmara, Mitesh Nagar, Ari J Salinger, Sunil Nagpal, Eranthie Weerapana, Paul R Thompson
Increased protein citrullination is linked to various diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, and cancer. Citrullinated autoantigens, a hallmark of RA, are recognized by anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) which are used to diagnose RA. ACPA-recognizing citrullinated enolase, vimentin, keratin, and filaggrin are also pathogenic. Here, we used a chemoproteomic approach to define the RA-associated citrullinome. The identified proteins include numerous serine protease inhibitors (Serpins), proteases and metabolic enzymes...
March 21, 2018: Cell Chemical Biology
Jarish N Cohen, Amit J Sabnis, Gregor Krings, Soo-Jin Cho, Andrew E Horvai, Jessica L Davis
Mesenchymal round cell tumors are a diverse group of neoplasms defined by primitive, often high-grade cytomorphology. The most common molecular alterations detected in these tumors are gene rearrangements involving EWSR1 to one of many fusion partners. Rare EWSR1-NFATC2 gene rearrangements, corresponding to a t(20;22) gene translocation, have been described in mesenchymal tumors with clear round cell morphology and a predilection for the skeleton. We present a case of a tumor harboring the EWSR1-NFATC2 gene fusion arising in the subcutaneous tissue of a young woman...
April 4, 2018: Human Pathology
Elliot Regenbogen, Michelle Mo, Jamie Romeiser, A Laurie W Shroyer, Luisa F Escobar-Hoyos, Stephanie Burke, Kenneth R Shroyer
BACKGROUND: Overexpression of keratin 17 (K17) is highly associated with poor prognosis in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the cervix. This study was performed to (1) determine whether K17 may be a prognostic biomarker in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and (2) to establish if K17 expression is associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) status. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining was performed for K17 of oral, oropharyngeal, and laryngeal SCCs, and normal oropharyngeal mucosa...
April 6, 2018: Head & Neck
Lori A Erickson, Ozgur Mete
Pathologists are usually readily able to diagnose parathyroid tissues and diseases, particularly when they have knowledge of the clinical information, laboratory findings, and radiographic imaging studies. However, the identification of parathyroid tissue or lesions can be difficult in small biopsies, ectopic locations, supranumerary glands, and in some oxyphil/oncocytic lesions. Widely available immunohistochemical studies such as chromogranin-A, synaptophysin, keratin, parathyroid hormone, thyroglobulin, and thyroid transcription factor-1 can help in difficult cases...
April 7, 2018: Endocrine Pathology
T Finazzi, T Rordorf, K Ikenberg, G F Huber, M Guckenberger, H I Garcia Schueler
BACKGROUND: Treatment of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a challenging clinical problem. We report the case of a 46 year old male showing excellent response and signs of immunostimulation following re-re-irradiation for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma under systemic treatment with pembrolizumab. CASE PRESENTATION: Patient was first diagnosed with locoregionally advanced, non-keratinizing nasopharyngeal carcinoma in 2010. After achieving complete remission following induction chemotherapy and concurrent curative chemoradiation, the patient subsequently developed distant and locoregionally recurrent disease...
April 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
Takashi Kojima, Cem Simsek, Ayako Igarashi, Kazue Aoki, Kazunari Higa, Takahiko Shimizu, Murat Dogru, Kazuo Tsubota, Jun Shimazaki
Purpose: The superoxide dismutase-1 knockout (Sod1-/-) mouse is an age-related dry eye mouse model. We evaluated the role of 2% rebamipide ophthalmic solution on the conjunctiva and ocular surface alterations in Sod1-/- mice. Methods: Rebamipide eye drops (2%) were instilled in six 50-week-old male Sod1-/- mice and six C57BL/6 strain wild-type (WT) male mice four times a day for 2 weeks. Aqueous tear secretion quantity and tear film breakup time measurements as well as vital stainings were performed...
March 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Nagayoshi Asano, Ulrike Hampel, Fabian Garreis, Antje Schröder, Martin Schicht, Christian M Hammer, Friedrich Paulsen
Purpose: To establish a simplified three-dimensional (3D) meibomian gland culture model using a meibomian gland epithelial cell (HMGEC) line that might be a useful tool to gain deeper insights into meibomian gland dysfunction. For this purpose, 3D differentiation patterns and growth characteristics of HMGECs were studied on various membranes/scaffolds as well as in hanging drops. Methods: Several types of inserts consisting of different materials (Millicell-HA, Millicell-PCF, ThinCert, and Alvetex) as well as hanging drop culture were analyzed...
March 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Tingwang Guo, Wenfeng Li, Ju Wang, Tiantian Luo, Deshuai Lou, Bochu Wang, Shilei Hao
Keratins derived from human hair have been widely used for tissue engineering. However, some drawbacks relative to the traditional keratins extracts have been found: (a): difficultly controlling the amino acid composition; (b): batch to batch inconsistent quality; and (c): producing complex keratin and keratin-associated proteins (KAPs), which problems have made some studies concerning human hair keratins stagnant, especially in the mechanism studies related to hemostasis of keratins. Herein, a type-I human hair keratin of K37 and a type-II human hair keratin of K81 were heterologously expressed and firstly used for haemostatic application...
April 6, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Manikandhan Ramanathan, Sivapathasundharam Balasundharam, Amelia Christabel, Preethi Murali, Sneha Pandem
Aim: To present the case of a simultaneously occuring sublingual dermoid cyst with respiratory epthelium and a submental dermoid cyst, and also to review literatures on the same. Methods: A complete examination, radiograph, MRI and excision biopsy of both lesions were carried out and diagnosis was arrived at histopathologically. Results: The histopathology of the submental swelling revealed orthokeratinized stratified squamous epithelium with underlying connective tissue consisting of dense irregularly arranged collagen fibres with fibroblasts along with chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate of lymphocytes and plasma cells...
June 2018: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Thomas Sorenson, Giuseppe Lanzino
Intramedullary epidermoid cysts are extremely rare lesions. Preoperative diagnosis can be challenging due to non-specific imaging futures. We illustrate the case of a 32-year-old man who presented with a symptomatic intramedullary mass, which at surgery proved to be an epidermoid cyst. The spinal cord was decompressed by removing the pearl-white keratin material, although the capsule, which was tenaciously adherent to the surrounding spinal cord parenchyma, was only partially removed. In this video, we illustrate the salient surgical points for the resection of this very unusual intramedullary lesion...
March 30, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Franziska Vielmuth, Elias Walter, Michael Fuchs, Mariya Y Radeva, Fanny Buechau, Thomas M Magin, Volker Spindler, Jens Waschke
Keratins are crucial for the anchorage of desmosomes. Severe alterations of keratin organization and detachment of filaments from the desmosomal plaque occur in the autoimmune dermatoses pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus (PF), which are mainly caused by autoantibodies against desmoglein (Dsg) 1 and 3. Keratin alterations are a structural hallmark in pemphigus pathogenesis and correlate with loss of intercellular adhesion. However, the significance for autoantibody-induced loss of intercellular adhesion is largely unknown...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Dudley H McNitt, Soo Jeon Choi, Douglas R Keene, Livingston Van De Water, Flavia Squeglia, Rita Berisio, Slawomir Lukomski
Keratinized epidermis constitutes a powerful barrier of the mucosa and skin, effectively preventing bacterial invasion, unless it is wounded and no longer protective. Wound healing involves deposition of distinct extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins enriched in cellular fibronectin (cFn) isoforms containing extra domain A (EDA). The streptococcal collagen-like protein 1 (Scl1) is a surface adhesin of group A Streptococcus (GAS), which contains an N-terminal variable (V) domain and a C-terminally located collagen-like domain...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Katarzyna Stadnicka, Anna Sławińska, Aleksandra Dunisławska, Bertrand Pain, Marek Bednarczyk
BACKGROUND: In this work we have determined molecular signatures of oviduct epithelial and progenitor cells. We have proposed a panel of selected marker genes, which correspond with the phenotype of oviduct cells of a laying hen (Gallus gallus domesticus) and quail (Coturnix japonica). We demonstrated differences in characteristics of those cells, in tissue and in vitro, with respect to different anatomical and functional parts of the oviduct (infundibulum (INF), distal magnum (DM, and proximal magnum (PM))...
April 4, 2018: BMC Developmental Biology
Yichun Xu, Hui Yao, Pei Li, Wenbin Xu, Junbin Zhang, Lulu Lv, Haijun Teng, Zhiliang Guo, Huiqing Zhao, Gang Hou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: An adequate matrix production of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells is an important tissue engineering-based strategy to regenerate degenerative discs. Here, we mainly aimed to investigate the effects and mechanism of mechanical compression (i.e., static compression vs. dynamic compression) on the matrix synthesis of three-dimensional (3D) cultured NP cells in vitro. METHODS: Rat NP cells seeded on small intestinal submucosa (SIS) cryogel scaffolds were cultured in the chambers of a self-developed, mechanically active bioreactor for 10 days...
March 26, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Gary R Graves, Seth D Newsome, Marilyn L Fogel
Hydrogen isotope analysis of feather keratin (δ2HF) has become an essential tool for tracking movements between breeding and wintering populations of migratory birds. In particular, δ2HF has been used to create δ2HF isoscapes that can be used to assign the geographic origins of molt. The majority of past studies have sampled a portion of a single feather as an isotopic proxy for the entire plumage although surprisingly little is known about variation of stable isotopes within and between feather tracts of individuals in local populations...
2018: PloS One
Jungwon Lee, Dueun Park, Ki-Tae Koo, Yang-Jo Seol, Yong-Moo Lee
OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to investigate the feasibility of immediate implant placement in infected extraction sockets. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed electronic and manual searches up to March 2017 to obtain data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and nonrandomized controlled clinical trials (CCTs). Using a fixed-effects model to assess the difference in survival rate (primary outcome), we evaluated the risk difference for immediate implant placement in infected and non-infected sites...
April 3, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Justin T Jacob, Pierre A Coulombe, Raymond Kwan, M Bishr Omary
SummaryKeratins-types I and II-are the intermediate-filament-forming proteins expressed in epithelial cells. They are encoded by 54 evolutionarily conserved genes (28 type I, 26 type II) and regulated in a pairwise and tissue type-, differentiation-, and context-dependent manner. Here, we review how keratins serve multiple homeostatic and stress-triggered mechanical and nonmechanical functions, including maintenance of cellular integrity, regulation of cell growth and migration, and protection from apoptosis...
April 2, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
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