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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109023/intraportal-islet-transplantation-the-impact-of-the-liver-micro-environment
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Vaihere Delaune, Thierry Berney, Stéphanie Lacotte, Christian Toso
The portal vein remains the preferred site for pancreatic islet transplantation due to its easy access and low morbidity. However, despite great progress in isolation and transplantation protocols over the past few years, it is still associated with the early loss of some 50-70% of transplanted islets. The complex liver micro-environment itself presumably plays an important role in this loss. The present review focuses on the specifics of the liver micro-environment, notably the localized hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury following transplantation, the low oxygenation of the portal vein, the instant blood mediated inflammatory reaction (IBMIR), the endogenous liver immune system, and the gut-liver axis, and how they can each have an impact on the transplanted islets...
January 21, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109008/inhibition-of-group-1-p21-activated-kinases-suppresses-pancreatic-stellate-cell-activation-and-increases-survival-of-mice-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Dannel Yeo, Phoebe Phillips, Graham S Baldwin, Hong He, Mehrdad Nikfarjam
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most lethal of all solid tumours. Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) are primarily responsible for the fibrosis that constitutes the stroma and p21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1) may have a role in signalling pathways involving PSCs. This study aimed to examine the role of PAK1 in PSCs and in the interaction of PSCs with pancreatic cancer cells. Human PSCs were isolated using a modified outgrowth method. The effect of inhibiting PAK1 with a group 1 PAK inhibitor, FRAX597, on cell proliferation and apoptosis in vitro was measured by thymidine incorporation and annexin V assays, respectively...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108891/acute-pancreatitis-nothing-to-spit-at
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Anas Gremida, Ahmad Altaee, Kavita Darji, Tarun Rustagi, Denis McCarthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108766/immunosuppressive-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-are-increased-in-splenocytes-from-cancer-patients
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Kimberly R Jordan, Puja Kapoor, Eric Spongberg, Richard P Tobin, Dexiang Gao, Virginia F Borges, Martin D McCarter
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous population of myeloid cells that are increased in the peripheral blood of cancer patients and limit productive immune responses against tumors. Immunosuppressive MDSCs are well characterized in murine splenic tissue and are found at higher frequencies in spleens of tumor-bearing mice. However, no studies have yet analyzed these cells in parallel human spleens. We hypothesized that MDSCs would be increased in the spleens of human cancer patients, similar to tumor-bearing mice...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108630/macropinocytosis-of-nab-paclitaxel-drives-macrophage-activation-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jane E Cullis, Despina Siolas, Antonina Avanzi, Sugata Barui, Anirban Maitra, Dafna Bar-Sagi
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease that is largely refractory to currently available treatment strategies. Therapeutic resistance is partially attributed to the dense stromal reaction of PDAC tumors that includes a pervasive infiltration of immunosuppressive (M2) macrophages. Nab-paclitaxel (trade name Abraxane) is a nanoparticle albumin-bound formulation of paclitaxel that, in combination with gemcitabine, is currently the first line treatment for pancreatic cancer. Here, we show that macrophages internalized nab-paclitaxel via macropinocytosis...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108627/oncogenic-kras-targets-muc16-ca125-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Chen Liang, Yi Qin, Bo Zhang, Shunrong Ji, Si Shi, Wenyan Xu, Jiang Liu, Jinfeng Xiang, Dingkong Liang, Qiangsheng Hu, Quanxing Ni, Jin Xu, Xianjun Yu
: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a devastating disease with the 5-year survival rate less than 6%. Previous results indicated that serum levels of CA125 (encoded by MUC16) could be used to predict which groups of pancreatic cancer patients may benefit from surgery. However, the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Herein, using the Cancer Genome Atlas and clinicopathologic data obtained from our center, we demonstrate that high CA125 serum levels and expression levels of MUC16 are predictive of poor prognosis...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108607/insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-could-improve-glucose-regulation-and-insulin-sensitivity-through-its-rgd-domain
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Natalie J Haywood, Paul A Cordell, Kar Yeun Tang, Natallia Makova, Nadira Y Yuldasheva, Helen Imrie, Hema Viswambharan, Alexander F Bruns, Richard M Cubbon, Mark T Kearney, Stephen B Wheatcroft
Low circulating levels of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 (IGFBP-1) are associated with insulin resistance and predict the development of type 2 diabetes. IGFBP-1 can affect cellular functions independently of IGF binding through an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) integrin-binding motif. Whether causal mechanisms underlie the favorable association of high IGFBP-1 levels with insulin sensitivity and whether these could be exploited therapeutically remain unexplored. We used recombinant IGFBP-1 and a synthetic RGD-containing hexapeptide in complementary in vitro signaling assays and in vivo metabolic profiling in obese mice to investigate the effects of IGFBP-1 and its RGD domain on insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion, and whole-body glucose regulation...
February 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108603/glucagon-and-amino-acids-are-linked-in-a-mutual-feedback-cycle-the-liver-%C3%AE-cell-axis
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Jens J Holst, Nicolai J Wewer Albrechtsen, Jens Pedersen, Filip K Knop
Glucagon is usually viewed as an important counterregulatory hormone in glucose metabolism, with actions opposing those of insulin. Evidence exists that shows glucagon is important for minute-to-minute regulation of postprandial hepatic glucose production, although conditions of glucagon excess or deficiency do not cause changes compatible with this view. In patients with glucagon-producing tumors (glucagonomas), the most conspicuous signs are skin lesions (necrolytic migratory erythema), while in subjects with inactivating mutations of the glucagon receptor, pancreatic swelling may be the first sign; neither condition is necessarily associated with disturbed glucose metabolism...
February 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108536/dpp-4-inhibitor-related-pancreatitis-rare-but-real
#9
J Hans DeVries, Julio Rosenstock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108468/metabolic-biomarker-signature-to-differentiate-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-from-chronic-pancreatitis
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Julia Mayerle, Holger Kalthoff, Regina Reszka, Beate Kamlage, Erik Peter, Bodo Schniewind, Sandra González Maldonado, Christian Pilarsky, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Philipp Schatz, Marius Distler, Jonas A Scheiber, Ujjwal M Mahajan, F Ulrich Weiss, Robert Grützmann, Markus M Lerch
OBJECTIVE: Current non-invasive diagnostic tests can distinguish between pancreatic cancer (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) in only about two thirds of patients. We have searched for blood-derived metabolite biomarkers for this diagnostic purpose. DESIGN: For a case-control study in three tertiary referral centres, 914 subjects were prospectively recruited with PDAC (n=271), CP (n=282), liver cirrhosis (n=100) or healthy as well as non-pancreatic disease controls (n=261) in three consecutive studies...
January 20, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108067/prognostic-impact-of-type-of-preoperative-biliary-drainage-in-patients-with-distal-cholangiocarcinoma
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Fumihiko Miura, Keiji Sano, Keita Wada, Makoto Shibuya, Yutaka Ikeda, Kunihiko Takahashi, Masahiko Kainuma, Sachiyo Kawamura, Koichi Hayano, Tadahiro Takada
BACKGROUND: Surgical results of patients with resected distal cholangiocarcinoma (DCC) were evaluated to elucidate prognostic impact of the type of preoperative biliary drainage (PBD). METHODS: Eighty-eight patients with resected DCC were stratified into two groups according to the type of PBD: the percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) group (n = 25) and the endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) group (n = 63). RESULTS: Overall 5-year survival rate of the patients in the PTBD group was poorer than in the EBD group (24% vs...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108042/diagnostic-accuracy-of-transabdominal-ultrasound-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Trond Engjom, Dag A Sangnes, Roald F Havre, Friedemann Erchinger, Khanh Do-Cong Pham, Ingfrid S Haldorsen, Odd H Gilja, Georg Dimcevski
The performance of transabdominal ultrasound (US) in chronic pancreatitis (CP) following the advances in US technology made during recent decades has not been explored. Our aim in this prospective study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of modern abdominal US compared with the Mayo score in CP. One hundred thirty-four patients referred for suspected CP were included in the study. Fifty-four patients were assigned the diagnosis CP. After inclusion, transabdominal US was performed. Ductal features (calculi, dilations and caliber variations, side-branch dilations and hyper-echoic duct wall margins) and parenchymal features (calcifications, cysts, hyper-echoic foci, stranding, lobulation and honeycombing) were recorded...
January 17, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107977/ultrasensitive-detection-of-mucin-1-biomarker-by-immuno-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification
#13
Hongmei Cao, Xueen Fang, Haipeng Li, Hua Li, Jilie Kong
Mucin 1 (MUC-1), a glycoprotein over-expressed on most malignant epithelial cell surfaces, such as colorectal, lung, prostate, pancreatic, ovarian, and bladder carcinomas, has been confirmed as a useful biomarker for the diagnosis of early cancers. Therefore, it is very important for early cancer diagnoses to develop the sensitive and specific detection approach of MUC-1. In this paper, we report a novel technique of aptamer-based Immuno-Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (Im-LAMP) for the quantitative detection of MUC-1 by MUC-1 aptamer with high affinity for MUC-1...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107859/dengue-fever-may-mislead-the-surgeons-when-it-presents-as-an-acute-abdomen
#14
Bingumal Jayasundara, Lalith Perera, Ajith de Silva
OBJECTIVE: To review the management experience of a consecutive series of patients presenting as acute surgical abdomen whom were ultimately diagnosed to have DF (Dengue fever)/DHF (Dengue hemorrhagic fever). METHODS: Clinical data of all cases of apparent acute abdomen (AA) which were later confirmed as having DF/DHF reviewed by two surgical units from December 2012 to December 2013 were analyzed. Initially confirmed patients with DF/DHF who developed abdominal symptoms were not considered...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107795/adherence-to-therapies-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-targeted-literature-review
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Siva Narayanan, Jochen G Mainz, Smeet Gala, Harold Tabori, Daniel Grossoehme
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening condition with no cure. Available therapies relieving the symptoms of CF are complex and time-consuming. A comprehensive review assessing adherence to different CF therapies, association of adherence with outcomes, and factors influencing adherence could inform optimal patient management strategies. Areas covered: A targeted literature review of studies published from 2010-2016 assessed adherence to CF therapies. Nineteen studies qualified for inclusion. Adherence to CF therapies was sub-optimal, and varied by treatment, mode of treatment administration, age, season, time and method of adherence measurement...
January 20, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107794/a-study-on-the-gc-ms-analysis-of-bioactive-components-and-pancreato-protective-effect-of-methanolic-extract-of-brassica-oleracea-l-var-botrytis
#16
Sadanandan Rajapriya, Arumugam Geetha, Kavasseri Ganesan Kripa
The ever-increasing problem of pancreatitis due to alcohol abuse demands evaluation of novel drugs of plant origin. This study explores the therapeutic effects of the methanolic extract of Brassica oleraceae (MEBO) on ethanol and cerulein induced pancreatitis in rats. The MEBO was subjected to GC-MS and HPLC analysis. Male albino Wistar rats were divided into various groups, fed with alcohol (36% of total calories for 5 weeks) and cerulein (20 μg/kg b.wt i.p, weekly thrice for last three weeks) with or without MEBO (40 mg/kg b...
January 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107758/retroperitoneal-unicentric-castleman-s-disease-a-case-report
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Nihed Abdessayed, Ahlem Bdioui, Houssem Ammar, Rahul Gupta, Nozha Mhamdi, Marwa Guerfela, Moncef Mokni
INTRODUCTION: Castleman's disease (CD) is an angio-follicular lymph node hyperplasia presenting as a localized or a systemic disease masquerading malignancy. The most common sites of CD are mediastinum, neck, axilla and pelvis. Unicentric CD in the peripancreatic region is very rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of the 34-year-old lady presenting with epigastric pain for 3 months. Abdominal imaging revealed a retroperitoneal mass arising from the pancreas suspected to be neuroendocrine tumor...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107584/targeting-of-tumor-growth-and-angiogenesis-underlies-the-enhanced-antitumor-activity-of-lenvatinib-in-combination-with-everolimus
#18
Masahiro Matsuki, Yusuke Adachi, Yoichi Ozawa, Takayuki Kimura, Taisuke Hoshi, Kiyoshi Okamoto, Osamu Tohyama, Kaoru Mitsuhashi, Atsumi Yamaguchi, Junji Matsui, Yasuhiro Funahashi
The combination of lenvatinib-a multiple receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor-plus everolimus-a mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor-significantly improved clinical outcomes versus everolimus monotherapy in a phase 2 clinical study of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Here, we investigated potential mechanisms underlying the antitumor activity of the combination treatment in preclinical RCC models. Lenvatinib plus everolimus showed greater antitumor activity than either monotherapy in 3 human RCC xenograft mouse models (A-498, Caki-1, and Caki-2)...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107503/osteopontin-affects-insulin-vesicle-localization-and-ca2-homeostasis-in-pancreatic-beta-cells-from-female-mice
#19
Anna Wendt, Inês G Mollet, Anki Knutsson, Victor S Bolmgren, Anna Hultgårdh-Nilsson, Maria F Gomez, Lena Eliasson
Type 2 diabetic patients suffer from insulin resistance and reduced insulin secretion. Osteopontin (OPN), a versatile protein expressed in several tissues throughout the body including the islets of Langerhans, has previously been implicated in the development of insulin resistance. Here we have investigated the role of OPN in insulin secretion using an OPN knock out mouse model (OPN-/-). Ultra-structural analyzes of islets from OPN-/- and WT mice indicated weaker cell-cell connections between the islet cells in the OPN-/- mouse compared to WT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107421/peroxiporin-expression-is-an-important-factor-for-cancer-cell-susceptibility-to-therapeutic-h2o2-implications-for-pharmacological-ascorbate-therapy
#20
Dieanira Erudaitius, Andrew Huang, Sarah Kazmi, Garry R Buettner, Victor G J Rodgers
Cancer cell toxicity to therapeutic H2O2 varies widely depending on cell type. Interestingly, it has been observed that different cancer cell types have varying peroxiporin expression. We hypothesize that variation in peroxiporin expression can alter cell susceptibility to therapeutic H2O2 concentrations. Here, we silence peroxiporin aquaporin-3 (AQP3) on the pancreatic cancer cell line MIA PaCa-2 and compare clonogenic survival response to the wild-type. The results showed a significantly higher surviving fraction in the clonogenic response for siAQP3 MIA PaCa-2 cells at therapeutic H2O2 doses (P < 0...
2017: PloS One
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