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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107092/a-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-associated-with-igg4-related-pancreatitis
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Yuichiro Hatano, Keisuke Kawashima, Takuji Iwashita, Masaki Kimura, Masahito Shimizu, Akira Hara
A solid and cystic pancreatic lesion was incidentally found in a 62-year-old woman on abdominal computed tomography. The lesion was diagnosed as a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm by using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, and the tumor was resected. Histologically, the tumor cells had relatively small, round nuclei and papillary-like architecture in a hemorrhagic background. On immunohistochemical examination, the tumor cells were diffusely positive for nuclear β-catenin and cytoplasmic CD10...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102353/cofilin-regulates-nuclear-architecture-through-a-myosin-ii-dependent-mechanotransduction-module
#2
O'Neil Wiggan, Bryce Schroder, Diego Krapf, James R Bamburg, Jennifer G DeLuca
Structural features of the nucleus including shape, size and deformability impact its function affecting normal cellular processes such as cell differentiation and pathological conditions such as tumor cell migration. Despite the fact that abnormal nuclear morphology has long been a defining characteristic for diseases such as cancer relatively little is known about the mechanisms that control normal nuclear architecture. Mounting evidence suggests close coupling between F-actin cytoskeletal organization and nuclear morphology however, mechanisms regulating this coupling are lacking...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098202/superresolution-imaging-of-clinical-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-breast-cancer-with-single-molecule-localization-microscopy
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Matthew K Creech, Jing Wang, Xiaolin Nan, Summer L Gibbs
Millions of archived formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens contain valuable molecular insight into healthy and diseased states persevered in their native ultrastructure. To diagnose and treat diseases in tissue on the nanoscopic scale, pathology traditionally employs electron microscopy (EM), but this platform has significant limitations including cost and painstaking sample preparation. The invention of single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) optically overcame the diffraction limit of light to resolve fluorescently labeled molecules on the nanoscale, leading to many exciting biological discoveries...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089452/co-folding-of-a-flif-flig-split-domain-forms-the-basis-of-the-ms-c-ring-interface-within-the-bacterial-flagellar-motor
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Michael J Lynch, Robert Levenson, Eun A Kim, Ria Sircar, David F Blair, Frederick W Dahlquist, Brian R Crane
The interface between the membrane (MS) and cytoplasmic (C) rings of the bacterial flagellar motor couples torque generation to rotation within the membrane. The structure of the C-terminal helices of the integral membrane protein FliF (FliFC) bound to the N terminal domain of the switch complex protein FliG (FliGN) reveals that FliGN folds around FliFC to produce a topology that closely resembles both the middle and C-terminal domains of FliG. The interface is consistent with solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance, small-angle X-ray scattering, in vivo interaction studies, and cellular motility assays...
December 31, 2016: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068389/cooperative-interactions-between-different-classes-of-disordered-proteins-play-a-functional-role-in-the-nuclear-pore-complex-of-baker-s-yeast
#5
David Ando, Ajay Gopinathan
Nucleocytoplasmic transport is highly selective, efficient, and is regulated by a poorly understood mechanism involving hundreds of disordered FG nucleoporin proteins (FG nups) lining the inside wall of the nuclear pore complex (NPC). Previous research has concluded that FG nups in Baker's yeast (S. cerevisiae) are present in a bimodal distribution, with the "Forest Model" classifying FG nups as either di-block polymer like "trees" or single-block polymer like "shrubs". Using a combination of coarse-grained modeling and polymer brush modeling, the function of the di-block FG nups has previously been hypothesized in the Di-block Copolymer Brush Gate (DCBG) model to form a higher-order polymer brush architecture which can open and close to regulate transport across the NPC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065669/the-role-of-chromatin-structure-in-gene-regulation-of-the-human-malaria-parasite
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Gayani Batugedara, Xueqing M Lu, Evelien M Bunnik, Karine G Le Roch
The human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, depends on a coordinated regulation of gene expression for development and propagation within the human host. Recent developments suggest that gene regulation in the parasite is largely controlled by epigenetic mechanisms. Here, we discuss recent advancements contributing to our understanding of the mechanisms controlling gene regulation in the parasite, including nucleosome landscape, histone modifications, and nuclear architecture. In addition, various processes involved in regulation of parasite-specific genes and gene families are examined...
January 5, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065649/translation-of-expanded-cgg-repeats-into-fmrpolyg-is-pathogenic-and-may-contribute-to-fragile-x-tremor-ataxia-syndrome
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Chantal Sellier, Ronald A M Buijsen, Fang He, Sam Natla, Laura Jung, Philippe Tropel, Angeline Gaucherot, Hugues Jacobs, Hamid Meziane, Alexandre Vincent, Marie-France Champy, Tania Sorg, Guillaume Pavlovic, Marie Wattenhofer-Donze, Marie-Christine Birling, Mustapha Oulad-Abdelghani, Pascal Eberling, Frank Ruffenach, Mathilde Joint, Mathieu Anheim, Veronica Martinez-Cerdeno, Flora Tassone, Rob Willemsen, Renate K Hukema, Stéphane Viville, Cecile Martinat, Peter K Todd, Nicolas Charlet-Berguerand
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by a limited expansion of CGG repeats in the 5' UTR of FMR1. Two mechanisms are proposed to cause FXTAS: RNA gain-of-function, where CGG RNA sequesters specific proteins, and translation of CGG repeats into a polyglycine-containing protein, FMRpolyG. Here we developed transgenic mice expressing CGG repeat RNA with or without FMRpolyG. Expression of FMRpolyG is pathogenic, while the sole expression of CGG RNA is not...
January 18, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059794/oxidative-stress-synaptic-dysfunction-and%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
Eric Tönnies, Eugenia Trushina
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder without a cure. Most AD cases are sporadic where age represents the greatest risk factor. Lack of understanding of the disease mechanism hinders the development of efficacious therapeutic approaches. The loss of synapses in the affected brain regions correlates best with cognitive impairment in AD patients and has been considered as the early mechanism that precedes neuronal loss. Oxidative stress has been recognized as a contributing factor in aging and in the progression of multiple neurodegenerative diseases including AD...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059551/wnt-signaling-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
#9
Robert Böscke, Eszter K Vladar, Michael Könnecke, Birgit Hüsing, Robert Linke, Ralph Pries, Norbert Reiling, Jeffrey D Axelrod, Jayakar V Nayak, Barbara Wollenberg
The signaling pathways that sustain the disease process of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) remain poorly understood. We sought to determine the expression levels of Wnt signaling genes in CRSwNP, and to study the role of the Wnt pathway in inflammation and epithelial remodeling in the nasal mucosa. Microarrays and RT-qPCR comparing gene expression in matched nasal polyps (NP) and inferior turbinates (IT) revealed that WNT2B, WNT3A, WNT4, WNT7A, WNT7B and FZD2 were upregulated, and FZD1, LRP5, LRP6 and WIF1 downregulated in NPs...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057545/preparation-of-aqueous-core-plga-shell-microcapsules-with-mono-nuclear-cores-by-internal-phase-separation-optimization-of-formulation-parameters
#10
Samer R Abulateefeh, Mahmoud Y Alkawareek, Fatema R Abdullah, Alaaldin M Alkilany
Previously our group employed the internal phase separation (IPS) method to produce aqueous core-PLGA shell microcapsules with poly-nuclear core morphologies. This report describes the preparation of the more desired and challenging architecture with mono-nuclear cores. Optimization of formulation parameters including (i) varying the composition of the internal phase, and (ii) incorporating selected organic solvents (DCM, chloroform, methanol and acetonitrile) into the internal phase were systematically evaluated...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056360/nuclear-envelope-localization-of-lemd2-is-developmentally-dynamic-and-lamin-a-c-dependent-yet-insufficient-for-heterochromatin-tethering
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Katharina Thanisch, Congdi Song, Dieter Engelkamp, Jeannette Koch, Audrey Wang, Einar Hallberg, Roland Foisner, Heinrich Leonhardt, Colin L Stewart, Boris Joffe, Irina Solovei
Peripheral heterochromatin in mammalian nuclei is tethered to the nuclear envelope by at least two mechanisms here referred to as the A- and B-tethers. The A-tether includes lamins A/C and additional unknown components presumably INM protein(s) interacting with both lamins A/C and chromatin. The B-tether includes the inner nuclear membrane (INM) protein Lamin B-receptor, which binds B-type lamins and chromatin. Generally, at least one of the tethers is always present in the nuclear envelope of mammalian cells...
January 2, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045380/structure-and-conformational-plasticity-of-the-u6-small-nuclear-ribonucleoprotein-core
#12
Eric J Montemayor, Allison L Didychuk, Honghong Liao, Panzhou Hu, David A Brow, Samuel E Butcher
U6 small nuclear RNA (snRNA) is a key component of the active site of the spliceosome, a large ribonucleoprotein complex that catalyzes the splicing of precursor messenger RNA. Prior to its incorporation into the spliceosome, U6 is bound by the protein Prp24, which facilitates unwinding of the U6 internal stem-loop (ISL) so that it can pair with U4 snRNA. A previously reported crystal structure of the `core' of the U6 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP) contained an ISL-stabilized A62G mutant of U6 bound to all four RNA-recognition motif (RRM) domains of Prp24 [Montemayor et al...
January 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045253/nanomaterials-for-in-vivo-imaging
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Bryan Ronain Smith, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir
In vivo imaging, which enables us to peer deeply within living subjects, is producing tremendous opportunities both for clinical diagnostics and as a research tool. Contrast material is often required to clearly visualize the functional architecture of physiological structures. Recent advances in nanomaterials are becoming pivotal to generate the high-resolution, high-contrast images needed for accurate, precision diagnostics. Nanomaterials are playing major roles in imaging by delivering large imaging payloads, yielding improved sensitivity, multiplexing capacity, and modularity of design...
January 3, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028332/comparison-of-liquid-based-preparation-and-conventional-smear-of-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-of-lymph-node
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Priya Singh, Manish Rohilla, Pranab Dey
BACKGROUND: In this paper, we have compared the cytomorphologic characteristics of liquid-based preparation (LBP) [SurePath (SP)] cytology and conventional smear (CP) preparations on fine-needle aspiration (FNAC) material by a semi-quantitative scoring system for cases of lymphadenopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, a total of 52 consecutive cases of FNAC of lymphadenopathy were included. The first pass was used for CP followed by LBP with the help of SP technique...
October 2016: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028330/utility-of-manual-liquid-based-cytology-and-conventional-smears-in-the-evaluation-of-various-fine-needle-aspiration-samples
#15
P Arul
BACKGROUND: Liquid-based cytology (LBC) preparation is a way to improve and refine the fine-needle aspiration (FNA) samples. There are a few studies comparing LBC with conventional smear (CS). AIM: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the utility of manual LBC (MLBC) and CS preparations in various FNA samples. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 100 FNA samples from various anatomical sites were evaluated using MLBC and CS preparations...
October 2016: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026138/towards-a-molecular-architecture-of-the-centrosome-in-toxoplasma-gondii
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REVIEW
Juliette Morlon-Guyot, Maria E Francia, Jean-François Dubremetz, Wassim Daher
Toxoplasma gondii is the causative agent of toxoplasmosis. The pathogenicity of this unicellular parasite is tightly linked to its ability to efficiently proliferate within its host. Tachyzoites, the fast dividing form of the parasite, divide by endodyogeny. This process involves a single round of DNA replication, closed nuclear mitosis, and assembly of two daughter cells within a mother. The successful completion of endodyogeny relies on the temporal and spatial coordination of a plethora of simultaneous events...
December 27, 2016: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024185/in-the-loop-how-chromatin-topology-links-genome-structure-to-function-in-mechanisms-underlying-learning-and-memory
#17
REVIEW
L Ashley Watson, Li-Huei Tsai
Different aspects of learning, memory, and cognition are regulated by epigenetic mechanisms such as covalent DNA modifications and histone post-translational modifications. More recently, the modulation of chromatin architecture and nuclear organization is emerging as a key factor in dynamic transcriptional regulation of the post-mitotic neuron. For instance, neuronal activity induces relocalization of gene loci to 'transcription factories', and specific enhancer-promoter looping contacts allow for precise transcriptional regulation...
December 23, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009609/atypical-intraductal-cribriform-proliferations-of-the-prostate-exhibit-similar-molecular-and-clinicopathologic-characteristics-as-intraductal-carcinoma-of-the-prostate
#18
Richard A Hickman, Hui Yu, Jianhong Li, Max Kong, Rajal B Shah, Ming Zhou, Jonathan Melamed, Fang-Ming Deng
Atypical intraductal cribriform proliferations of the prostate (AIP) are loose cribriform proliferations of luminal cells that exhibit greater architectural complexity and/or nuclear atypia than high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN), but lack the diagnostic criteria for intraductal carcinoma (IDC). The significance of AIP has not been formally established. We compared the clinical, morphologic, and immunohistochemical characteristics of AIP with classic IDC in 310 radical prostatectomy specimens that were received over an 18-month period...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004182/cdk5rap2-interaction-with-components-of-the-hippo-signaling-pathway-may-play-a-role-in-primary-microcephaly
#19
Salil K Sukumaran, Maria Stumpf, Sarah Salamon, Ilyas Ahmad, Kurchi Bhattacharya, Sarah Fischer, Rolf Müller, Janine Altmüller, Birgit Budde, Holger Thiele, Muhammad Tariq, Naveed Altaf Malik, Peter Nürnberg, Shahid Mahmood Baig, Muhammad Sajid Hussain, Angelika A Noegel
Autosomal recessive primary microcephaly (MCPH) is characterized by a substantial reduction in brain size but with normal architecture. It is often linked to mutations in genes coding for centrosomal proteins; however, their role in brain size regulation is not completely understood. By combining homozygosity mapping and whole-exome sequencing in an MCPH family from Pakistan, we identified a novel mutation (XM_011518861.1; c.4114C > T) in CDK5RAP2, the gene associated with primary microcephaly-3 (MCPH3), leading to a premature stop codon (p...
December 21, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002623/comprehensive-screening-for-med12-mutations-in-gynecological-mesenchymal-tumors-identified-morphologically-distinctive-mixed-epithelial-and-stromal-tumors
#20
Chang-Tsu Yuan, Wen-Chih Huang, Cheng-Han Lee, Ming-Chieh Lin, Chen-Hui Lee, Yu-Chien Kao, Hsuan-Ying Huang, Kuan-Ting Kuo, Jen-Chieh Lee
BACKGROUND: MED12 exon 2 mutations have been identified in most uterine leiomyomas and mammary fibroepithelial tumors. MED12 has not been genotyped in most other gynecological mesenchymal tumors. DESIGN: 68 uncommon gynecological mesenchymal tumors were genotyped for MED12 exon 2, including 27 müllerian adenosarcomas (including 3 tentatively diagnosed as "variant adenosarcomas"), 6 cellular angiofibromas, 6 aggressive angiomyxomas, 5 angiomyofibroblastomas, 5 superficial myofibroblastomas, 5 atypical polypoid adenomyomas, and 14 endometrial stromal sarcomas...
December 21, 2016: Histopathology
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