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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094469/immunohistochemical-assessment-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-glp-1r-expression-in-the-pancreas-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Rikke Kaae Kirk, Charles Pyke, Matthias G von Herrath, Jane Preuss Hasselby, Lars Pedersen, Pia Gottrup Mortensen, Lotte Bjerre Knudsen, Ken Coppieters
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone which stimulates insulin release and inhibits glucagon secretion from the pancreas in a glucose-dependent manner. Incretin-based therapies, consisting of GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, are used for the treatment of T2D. Immunohistochemical studies for GLP-1R expression have previously been hampered by the use of unspecific polyclonal antibodies. This study used a new monoclonal antibody to assess GLP-1R expression in pancreatic tissue from 23 patients with T2D, including 7 with a DPP-4 inhibitor and 1 with a GLP-1R agonist treatment history...
January 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093193/hbxip-over-expression-as-an-independent-biomarker-for-cervical-cancer
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Nan Li, Yixuan Wang, Shuanlong Che, Yang Yang, Junjie Piao, Shuangping Liu, Zhenhua Lin
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence demonstrated that hepatitis B virus X-interacting protein (HBXIP) has broad roles in cancers. However, high-level expression of HBXIP has been correlated with human malignancies, suggesting roles in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. The aim of the study is to investigate the role and mechanism of HBXIP oncogene and the correlation to the clinicopathological status in cervical cancers. METHODS: A total of 107 cervical cancer patients with strict follow-up, 105 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and 31 normal cervical epithelia samples were selected for immunohistochemical (IHC) staining of HBXIP protein...
January 13, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089031/role-of-radiofrequency-ablation-in-esophageal-squamous-dysplasia-and-early-neoplasia
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EDITORIAL
Wei-Chung Chen, Herbert Wolfsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072871/atrophic-and-metaplastic-progression-in-the-background-mucosa-of-patients-with-gastric-adenoma
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Hee Kyong Na, Charles J Cho, Suh Eun Bae, Jeong Hoon Lee, Young Soo Park, Ji Yong Ahn, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee, Se Jin Jang, Hwoon-Yong Jung
BACKGROUND: In patients with adenoma, assessing premalignant changes in the surrounding mucosa is important for surveillance. This study evaluated atrophic and metaplastic progression in the background mucosa of adenoma or early gastric cancer (EGC) cases. METHODS: Among 146 consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic resection for intestinal-type gastric neoplasia, the adenoma group included 56 patients with low-grade dysplasia and the ECG group included 90 patients with high-grade dysplasia or invasive carcinoma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071625/thymic-epithelial-tumors-can-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-help-in-predicting-histologic-type-and-stage
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N C Purandare, C S Pramesh, G Karimundackal, S Jiwnani, A Agrawal, S Shah, J P Agarwal, K Prabhash, V Noronha, A Joshi, R Kumar, V Rangarajan
OBJECTIVES: To study the utility of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in predicting (1) the World Health Organization (WHO) histologic type and differentiating low-risk from high-risk types. (2) Tumor stage and differentiate early from advanced stage disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with thymic epithelial neoplasia who underwent a pretreatment FDG-PET study were included. Tumor maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) was correlated with the WHO histologic type and also with the Masaoka-Koga (MK) staging system...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056029/hcv-induces-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-increases-its-catalytic-activity-and-promotes-caspase-degradation-in-infected-human-hepatocytes
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Zhaowen Zhu, Huy Tran, M Meleah Mathahs, Thomas O Moninger, Warren N Schmidt
INTRODUCTION: Telomerase repairs the telomeric ends of chromosomes and is active in nearly all malignant cells. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is known to be oncogenic and potential interactions with the telomerase system require further study. We determined the effects of HCV infection on human telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) expression and enzyme activity in primary human hepatocytes and continuous cell lines. RESULTS: Primary human hepatocytes and Huh-7.5 hepatoma cells showed early de novo TERT protein expression 2-4 days after infection and these events coincided with increased TERT promoter activation, TERT mRNA, and telomerase activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053292/randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-safety-of-one-year-administration-of-green-tea-catechins
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Nagi B Kumar, Julio Pow-Sang, Philippe E Spiess, Jong Park, Raoul Salup, Christopher R Williams, Howard Parnes, Michael J Schell
PURPOSE: Although preclinical, epidemiological and prior clinical trial data suggest that green tea catechins (GTCs) may reduce prostate cancer (PCa) risk, several preclinical studies and case reports have reported liver toxicities and acute gastrointestinal bleeding. Based on these observations, regulatory bodies have required stringent inclusion criteria with frequent, excessive toxicity monitoring and early stopping rules in clinical trials. These requirements have impeded recruitment and retention of subjects in chemoprevention trials and subsequent progress in agent development efforts...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052819/disparities-in-cervical-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-can-epigenetics-contribute-to-eliminating-disparities
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R L Maguire, A C Vidal, S K Murphy, C Hoyo
Screening for uterine cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) followed by aggressive treatment has reduced invasive cervical cancer (ICC) incidence and mortality. However, ICC cases and carcinoma in situ (CIS) continue to be diagnosed annually in the United States, with minorities bearing the brunt of this burden. Because ICC peak incidence and mortality are 10-15 years earlier than other solid cancers, the number of potential years of life lost to this cancer is substantial. Screening for early signs of CIN is still the mainstay of many cervical cancer control programs...
2017: Advances in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052695/management-of-early-colonic-neoplasia-where-are-we-now-and-where-are-we-heading
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Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Pradeep Bhandari
There have been considerable advances in the endoscopic treatment of colorectal neoplasia. The development of endoscopic submucosal dissection and full thickness resection techniques is changing the way benign disease and early cancers are managed. This article reviews the evidence behind these new techniques and discusses where this field is likely to move in the future. Areas covered: A PubMed literature review of resection techniques for colonic neoplasia was performed. The clinical and cost effectiveness of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is examined...
January 4, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051906/clinicopathological-significance-of-survivin-expression-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-a-systematic-meta-analysis
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Yibing Fan, Juan Chen
BACKGROUND: Survivin has been shown to play an important role in cancer pathogenesis. However, its role in cervical cancer development is still controversial. This study was performed to evaluate the clinical significance of survivin expression in cervical cancer. METHODS: Search of some online electronic databases was conducted to identify available studies. The pooled odds ratios (ORs) with its 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated and analyzed. RESULTS: Finally, 18 eligible studies with 791 cervical cancer patients, 1,013 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) lesions, 199 normal cervical tissues, and 95 samples with chronic cervicitis were identified in this analysis...
January 4, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011528/stem-cells-pre-neoplasia-and-early-cancer-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011469/three-pathways-of-colonic-carcinogenesis-in-rats
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REVIEW
Carlos A Rubio
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the more intensively studied human malignancies. For many years, the general view has been that the vast majority of CRCs in humans evolve from conventional (tubular or villous) adenomas via the adenoma-carcinoma pathway. More recently, serrated colorectal polyps (hyperplastic polyps, sessile serrated polyps and traditional serrated adenomas) have emerged as an alternative pathway of colorectal carcinogenesis in humans. Archival sections from early experiments in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats injected with dimethylhydrazine (DMH) were reviewed and the histology of colonic neoplasias was re-evaluated...
January 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011449/association-of-plasma-concentrations-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-with-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma-in-a-large-japanese-population
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S Budhathoki, M Iwasaki, T Yamaji, H Yamamoto, Y Kato, S Tsugane
BACKGROUND: Available evidence from animal studies suggests that branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) may have a protective effect against colorectal carcinogenesis. However, a possible effect of BCAAs against colorectal neoplasia has not been evaluated in humans. Here, we aimed to evaluate whether plasma concentrations of BCAA are associated with the risk of colorectal adenoma (CRA), a precursor lesion of colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Colorectal adenoma cases and controls were identified from examinees who underwent total colonoscopy as part of a cancer screening program between 2004 and 2005 and responded to self-administered dietary and lifestyle questionnaires...
December 22, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995191/non-radical-stepwise-complete-endoscopic-resection-of-barrett-s-epithelium-in-short-segment-barrett-s-esophagus-has-a-low-stricture-rate
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Andreas Koutsoumpas, Lai Mun Wang, Adam A Bailey, Richard Gillies, Robert Marshall, Michael Booth, Bruno Sgromo, Nick Maynard, Barbara Braden
Background and aims: Radical endoscopic excision of Barrett's epithelium performing 4 - 6 endoscopic resections during the same endoscopic session results in complete Barrett's eradication but has a high stricture rate (40 - 80 %). Therefore radiofrequency ablation is preferred after endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of visible nodules. We investigated the clinical outcome of non-radical, stepwise endoscopic mucosal resection with a maximum of two endoscopic resections per endoscopic session. Methods: We analysed our prospectively maintained database of patients undergoing esophageal EMR for early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus from 2009 to 2014...
December 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994876/disease-modifying-polymorphisms-and-c609y-mutation-of-ret-associated-with-high-penetrance-of-phaeochromocytoma-and-low-rate-of-mtc-in-men2a
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Rowena Speak, Jackie Cook, Barney Harrison, John Newell-Price
: Mutations of the rearranged during transfection (RET) proto-oncogene, located on chromosome 10q11.2, cause multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A). Patients with mutations at the codon 609 usually exhibit a high penetrance of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), but a sufficiently low penetrance of phaeochromocytoma that screening for this latter complication has been called to question. Patients with other RET mutations are at higher risk of younger age onset phaeochromocytoma if they also possess other RET polymorphisms (L769L, S836S, G691S and S904S), but there are no similar data for patients with 609 mutations...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994810/prevalence-and-severity-of-ocular-surface-neoplasia-in-african-nations-and-need-for-early-interventions
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REVIEW
Jacob W Reynolds, Margaret L Pfeiffer, Omar Ozgur, Bita Esmaeli
Ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) is a common ocular surface tumor with an increased incidence in African countries (3.4 and 3.0 cases/year/100,000). Despite its potential for vision loss and death, OSSN remains largely neglected by both eye and HIV care programs in Africa. The purpose of this review is to identify the barriers to timely diagnosis and early interventions for OSSN in Africa. PubMed searches were conducted targeting previous use of topical chemotherapy (interferon alpha 2b, Mitomycin-C, 5-Fluorouracil) and Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in Africa...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986950/early-pancreatic-cancer-lesions-suppress-pain-through-cxcl12-mediated-chemoattraction-of-schwann-cells
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Ihsan Ekin Demir, Kristina Kujundzic, Paulo L Pfitzinger, Ömer Cemil Saricaoglu, Steffen Teller, Timo Kehl, Carmen Mota Reyes, Linda S Ertl, Zhenhua Miao, Thomas J Schall, Elke Tieftrunk, Bernhard Haller, Kalliope Nina Diakopoulos, Magdalena U Kurkowski, Marina Lesina, Achim Krüger, Hana Algül, Helmut Friess, Güralp O Ceyhan
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells (PCC) have an exceptional propensity to metastasize early into intratumoral, chemokine-secreting nerves. However, we hypothesized the opposite process, that precancerous pancreatic cells secrete chemokines that chemoattract Schwann cells (SC) of nerves and thus induce ready-to-use routes of dissemination in early carcinogenesis. Here we show a peculiar role for the chemokine CXCL12 secreted in early PDAC and for its receptors CXCR4/CXCR7 on SC in the initiation of neural invasion in the cancer precursor stage and the resulting delay in the onset of PDAC-associated pain...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983929/long-non-coding-rna-linc00261-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-and-promotes-cell-apoptosis-in-human-choriocarcinoma
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Yinan Wang, Kai Xue, Yonghong Guan, Yuemei Jin, Shanshan Liu, Yichao Wang, Shuyan Liu, Ling Wang, Liyin Han
Choriocarcinoma is one of the gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) that originate in the chorionic villi and the extravillous trophoblast. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is a type of non-protein-coding RNAs that have recently been implicated in human tumoriogenesis. The present study investigated the role of an lncRNA LINC00261 in the cell proliferation, metastasis and apoptosis in choriocarcinoma cell lines. The transcription level of lncRNA LINC00261 was significantly lower in choriocarcinoma tissues and in choriocrcinoma cell lines...
October 26, 2016: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981553/a-circulating-serum-mirna-panel-as-early-detection-biomarkers-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia
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F Xin, P Liu, C-F Ma
OBJECTIVE: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been demonstrated to play critical roles in regulating the molecular process of tumorigenesis. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to establish a panel of serum miRNA signature for early detection of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty-six patients with CIN and sixty healthy control subjects were recruited in this cohort study. Quantitative reverse transcript polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was conducted to detect the expression level of the panel of miRNA signature (miR-9, miR-10a, miR-20a and miR-196a) in the serum samples of all the participants...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942611/donor-exosomes-rather-than-passenger-leukocytes-initiate-alloreactive-t-cell-responses-after-transplantation
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Jose Marino, Mohamed H Babiker-Mohamed, Patrick Crosby-Bertorini, Joshua T Paster, Christian LeGuern, Sharon Germana, Reza Abdi, Mayuko Uehara, James I Kim, James F Markmann, Georges Tocco, Gilles Benichou
Transplantation of allogeneic organs and tissues represents a lifesaving procedure for a variety of patients affected with end-stage diseases. Although current immunosuppressive therapy prevents early acute rejection, it is associated with nephrotoxicity and increased risks for infection and neoplasia. This stresses the need for selective immune-based therapies relying on manipulation of lymphocyte recognition of donor antigens. The passenger leukocyte theory states that allograft rejection is initiated by recipient T cells recognizing donor major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules displayed on graft leukocytes migrating to the host's lymphoid organs...
July 14, 2016: Science Immunology
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