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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923792/p2y2-nucleotide-receptor-prompts-human-cardiac-progenitor-cell-activation-by-modulating-hippo-signaling
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Farid G Khalafalla, Steven R Greene, Hashim Khan, Kelli Ilves, Megan M Monsanto, Roberto Alvarez, Monica Chavarria, Jonathan H Nguyen, Benjamin Norman, Walter P Dembitsky, Mark A Sussman
Rationale: Autologous stem cell therapy using human c-Kit(+) cardiac progenitor cells (hCPCs) is a promising therapeutic approach for treatment of heart failure (HF). However, hCPCs derived from aged HF patients with genetic predispositions and/or comorbidities of chronic diseases exhibit poor proliferative and migratory capabilities, which impairs overall reparative potential for injured myocardium. Therefore, empowering functionally compromised hCPCs with pro-regenerative molecules ex vivo is crucial for improving the therapeutic outcome in HF patients...
September 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922723/protective-effects-of-mirtazapine-and-chrysin-on-experimentally-induced-testicular-damage-in-rats
#2
Alaa E El-Sisi, Magda E El-Sayad, Nermine M Abdelsalam
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant with prominent antioxidant effects. Chrysin, a natural flavone, exhibits multiple pharmacological actions. This study was designed to investigate the potential protective effects of chrysin and mirtazapine against nitrofurazone-induced testicular damage in rats. Possible underlying mechanisms such as oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis were also investigated. Testicular damage was induced by oral administration of nitrofurazone (50mg/kg/day) for two weeks. Chrysin (25 and 50mg/kg/day, p...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920953/lifelong-haematopoiesis-is-established-by-hundreds-of-precursors-throughout-mammalian-ontogeny
#3
Miguel Ganuza, Trent Hall, David Finkelstein, Ashley Chabot, Guolian Kang, Shannon McKinney-Freeman
Current dogma asserts that mammalian lifelong blood production is established by a small number of blood progenitors. However, this model is based on assays that require the disruption, transplantation and/or culture of embryonic tissues. Here, we used the sample-to-sample variance of a multicoloured lineage trace reporter to assess the frequency of emerging lifelong blood progenitors while avoiding the disruption, culture or transplantation of embryos. We find that approximately 719 Flk1(+) mesodermal precursors, 633 VE-cadherin(+) endothelial precursors and 545 Vav1(+) nascent blood stem and progenitor cells emerge to establish the haematopoietic system at embryonic days (E)7-E8...
September 18, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915565/pkc%C3%AE-utility-in-diagnosing-c-kit-dog-1-double-negative-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#4
Attila Kövecsi, Ioan Jung, Zoltan Szentirmay, Tivadar Bara, Tivadar Bara, Daniel Popa, Simona Gurzu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnosis value of an immunohistochemical (IHC) panel of three antibodies for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 80 consecutive GISTs without lymph node metastases, the IHC examinations were performed using the antibodies CD117 (c-KIT), DOG-1 and c-theta (PKCθ) protein. The diagnostic value of PKCθ in c-KIT/DOG-1 negative GISTs has been explored in fewer than 10 Medline-indexed papers...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911146/anemia-in-patients-with-resistance-to-thyroid-hormone-%C3%AE-a-role-for-thyroid-hormone-receptor-%C3%AE-in-human-erythropoiesis
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Anja L M van Gucht, Marcel E Meima, Carla Moran, Maura Agostini, Anna Tylki-Szymanska, Malgorzata-Walasek Krajewska, Krystyna Chrzanowska, Alexandra Efthymiadou, Dionisios Chrysis, Korcan Demir, W Edward Visser, Theo J Visser, Krishna Chatterjee, Thamar B van Dijk, Robin P Peeters
Context: Patients with resistance to thyroid hormone (TH) α (RTHα) are characterized by growth retardation, macrocephaly, constipation, and abnormal thyroid function tests. In addition, almost all RTHα patients have mild anemia, the pathogenesis of which is unknown. Animal studies suggest an important role for TH and TH receptor (TR)α in erythropoiesis. Objective: To investigate whether a defect in TRα affects the maturation of red blood cells in RTHα patients...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910385/improving-the-characterization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cell-subsets-by-an-optimized-facs-protocol
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Karin Huizer, Dana A M Mustafa, J Clarissa Spelt, Johan M Kros, Andrea Sacchetti
The characterization of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is fundamental to any study related to angiogenesis. Unfortunately, current literature lacks consistency in the definition of EPC subsets due to variations in isolation strategies and inconsistencies in the use of lineage markers. Here we address critical points in the identification of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs), circulating endothelial cells (CECs), and culture-generated outgrowth endothelial cells (OECs) from blood samples of healthy adults (AB) and umbilical cord (UCB)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904693/-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gist-status-and-news-through-our-experience-on-54-cases-and-review-of-literature
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Nezha Taoufiq, Asmaa Naim, Zineb Bouchbika, Nadia Benchekroune, Hassan Jouhadi, Souha Sahraoui, Abdelatif Benider
Tumors Gastrointestinal Stromal "GIST" are a very rare form of digestive tract cancers belonging to the family of sarcomas. The aim of this study is to establish the epidemiological profile, the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties of this malignancy supported in a developing country. A retrospective study spread over 8 years from January 2002 to March 2010, was conducted at the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology of Casablanca (Morocco) have collated 54 cases of Gastrointestinal Stromal tumors. The average age of our patients was 55 years...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900199/sorafenib-suppresses-extrahepatic-metastasis-de-novo-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-inhibition-of-mesenchymal-cancer-stem-cells-characterized-by-the-expression-of-cd90
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Mariko Yoshida, Taro Yamashita, Hikari Okada, Naoki Oishi, Kouki Nio, Takehiro Hayashi, Yoshimoto Nomura, Tomoyuki Hayashi, Yoshiro Asahina, Mika Ohwada, Hajime Sunagozaka, Hajime Takatori, Federico Colombo, Laura Porretti, Masao Honda, Shuichi Kaneko
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a pivotal target for eradicating hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We previously reported that distinctive CSCs regulating tumorigenicity (EpCAM(+) CSCs) and metastasis (CD90(+) CSCs) have different epithelial/mesenchymal gene expression signatures. Here, we examined the influence of sorafenib, a multiple-receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor used as a first-line treatment for advanced HCC, on EpCAM(+) and CD90(+) CSCs. CD90(+) cells showed higher c-Kit gene/protein expression than EpCAM(+) cells...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900071/a-case-of-non-islet-cell-tumor-hypoglycemia-nicth-associated-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist
#9
John M Wilson, Jessica Ginsberg, Karen Cutts, Steve Urban
BACKGROUND Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) is a newly recognized, but uncommon, paraneoplastic syndrome that is associated with tumors of mesenchymal origin. We report a case of NICTH associated with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man presented to the emergency department of our hospital after being found unconscious in his home. His serum blood glucose on hospital admission was 40 mg/dL. He reported a three-month history of diffuse abdominal pain, fatigue, and blurred vision...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893953/fate-decision-between-group-3-innate-lymphoid-and-conventional-nk-cell-lineages-by-notch-signaling-in-human-circulating-hematopoietic-progenitors
#10
Seishi Kyoizumi, Yoshiko Kubo, Junko Kajimura, Kengo Yoshida, Tomonori Hayashi, Kei Nakachi, Malcolm A Moore, Marcel R M van den Brink, Yoichiro Kusunoki
The role of Notch signaling in human innate lymphoid cell (ILC) differentiation is unclear, although IL-7 and IL-15 promote differentiation of natural cytotoxicity receptor (NCR) NKp44(+) group 3 ILCs (NCR(+)ILC3s) and conventional NK (cNK) cells from CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) ex vivo. In this study, we analyzed the functions of Notch in the differentiation of NCR(+)ILC3s and cNK cells from human HPC subpopulations circulating in peripheral blood by limiting dilution and clonal assays using high-throughput flow cytometry...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887433/the-neurobeachin-like-2-protein-regulates-mast-cell-homeostasis
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Sebastian Drube, Randy Grimlowski, Carsten Deppermann, Julia Fröbel, Florian Kraft, Nico Andreas, David Stegner, Jan Dudeck, Franziska Weber, Mandy Rödiger, Christiane Göpfert, Julia Drube, Daniela Reich, Bernhard Nieswandt, Anne Dudeck, Thomas Kamradt
The neurobeachin-like 2 protein (Nbeal2) belongs to the family of beige and Chediak-Higashi (BEACH) domain proteins. Loss-of-function mutations in the human NBEAL2 gene or Nbeal2 deficiency in mice cause gray platelet syndrome, a bleeding disorder characterized by macrothrombocytopenia, splenomegaly, and paucity of α-granules in megakaryocytes and platelets. We found that in mast cells, Nbeal2 regulates the activation of the Shp1-STAT5 signaling axis and the composition of the c-Kit/STAT signalosome. Furthermore, Nbeal2 mediates granule formation and restricts the expression of the transcription factors, IRF8, GATA2, and MITF as well as of the cell-cycle inhibitor p27, which are essential for mast cell differentiation, proliferation, and cytokine production...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884943/xenotransplantation-of-human-intestine-into-mouse-abdomen-or-subcutaneous-tissue-novel-platforms-for-the-study-of-the-human-enteric-nervous-system
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N Nagy, N Marsiano, R S Bruckner, M Scharl, M J Gutnick, S Yagel, E Arciero, A M Goldstein, N Y Shpigel
BACKGROUND: Current efforts to develop stem cell therapy as a novel treatment for neurointestinal diseases are limited by the unavailability of a model system to study cell transplantation in the human intestine. We propose that xenograft models support enteric nervous system (ENS) development in the fetal human intestine when transplanted into mice subcutaneously or intra-abdominally. METHODS: Fetal human small and large intestine were grafted onto the small intestinal mesentery and into the subcutaneous tissue of immunodeficient mice for up to 4 months...
September 8, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881260/activation-status-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-as-an-early-predictive-marker-of-response-to-chemotherapy-in-osteosarcoma
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Parunya Chaiyawat, Jeerawan Klangjorhor, Jongkolnee Settakorn, Voraratt Champattanachai, Areerak Phanphaisarn, Pimpisa Teeyakasem, Jisnuson Svasti, Dumnoensun Pruksakorn
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are membrane receptors that play a vital role in various biological processes, in particular, cell survival, cell proliferation, and cell differentiation. These cellular processes are composed of multitiered signaling cascades of kinases starting from ligand binding to extracellular domains of RTKs that activate the entire pathways through tyrosine phosphorylation of the receptors and downstream effectors. A previous study reported that, based on proteomics data, RTKs were a major candidate target for osteosarcoma...
September 4, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877065/hpv-related-multiphenotypic-sinonasal-carcinoma-an-expanded-series-of-49-cases-of-the-tumor-formerly-known-as-hpv-related-carcinoma-with-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-like-features
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Justin A Bishop, Simon Andreasen, Jen-Fan Hang, Martin J Bullock, Tiffany Y Chen, Alessandro Franchi, Joaquin J Garcia, Douglas R Gnepp, Carmen R Gomez-Fernandez, Stephan Ihrler, Ying-Ju Kuo, James S Lewis, Kelly R Magliocca, Stefan Pambuccian, Ann Sandison, Emmanuelle Uro-Coste, Edward Stelow, Katalin Kiss, William H Westra
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related multiphenotypic sinonasal carcinoma (HMSC), originally known as HPV-related carcinoma with adenoid cystic carcinoma-like features, is a peculiar neoplasm that is restricted to the sinonasal tract, exhibits features of both a surface-derived and salivary gland carcinoma (particularly adenoid cystic carcinoma), and is associated with high-risk HPV. Given the limited number of published cases, the full clinicopathologic spectrum of this neoplasm is unclear. Here, we present an updated experience of 49 cases...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877060/clinicopathologic-diversity-of-undifferentiated-sarcoma-with-bcor-ccnb3-fusion-analysis-of-11-cases-with-a-reappraisal-of-the-utility-of-immunohistochemistry-for-bcor-and-ccnb3
#15
Atsuji Matsuyama, Eisuke Shiba, Yoshihisa Umekita, Kanae Nosaka, Takihiro Kamio, Hiroyuki Yanai, Chika Miyasaka, Reiko Watanabe, Ichiro Ito, Tomoko Tamaki, Shinichi Hayashi, Masanori Hisaoka
Undifferentiated sarcoma harboring the BCOR-CCNB3 fusion is characterized by its predilection to affect skeletons of adolescent males, cellular small round/spindle cell morphology, and CCNB3 immunoreactivity. We analyzed 11 cases of BCOR-CCNB3 sarcoma, 10 of which were identified in a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction-based screen of 85 patient samples recorded in our database as unclassified small round or spindle cell sarcomas. BCOR rearrangements were confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization in 8 tumors...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875289/-diagnostics-of-malignant-melanoma-of-the-skin-recommendations-of-the-current-s3-guidelines-on-histology-and-molecular-pathology
#16
C Rose
The updated S3 guidelines on malignant melanoma were established in August 2016. The principles of diagnostics and classification are based on the histopathological results from the primary tumor and if necessary the sentinel lymph nodes. The most important factor for prognosis is the tumor thickness according to Breslow and the detection of sentinel node micrometastases. The surgical safety margin after excision is dependent on the tumor thickness. Furthermore, ulceration of the primary tumor and presence of mitosis in melanomas less than 1 mm in thickness are also considered in the T‑classification...
September 5, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868012/treatment-of-primary-and-metastatic-multifocal-mucosal-melanoma-of-the-oral-cavity-with-imatinib
#17
Teresa Deinlein, Ingrid H Wolf, Barbara Rainer, Romana Kupsa, Erika Richtig, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Iris Zalaudek
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanoma of the oral cavity is a rare entity and accounts for less than 1-3% of all melanomas. Contrary to cutaneous melanoma, primary oral melanoma more commonly harbors mutations in c-KIT. METHODS: A 64-year-old man presented with asymptomatic, multiple, brown-to-black macules in the oral cavity. A biopsy was taken and histopathology exhibited mucosal melanoma. In molecular analysis, a c-KIT mutation was proven and a CT scan revealed pulmonary metastases...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864889/methylglyoxal-derived-advanced-glycation-end-products-contribute-to-negative-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction-post-myocardial-infarction
#18
Nick J R Blackburn, Branka Vulesevic, Brian McNeill, Cagla Eren Cimenci, Ali Ahmadi, Mayte Gonzalez-Gomez, Aleksandra Ostojic, Zhiyuan Zhong, Michael Brownlee, Paul J Beisswenger, Ross W Milne, Erik J Suuronen
Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) have been associated with poorer outcomes after myocardial infarction (MI), and linked with heart failure. Methylglyoxal (MG) is considered the most important AGE precursor, but its role in MI is unknown. In this study, we investigated the involvement of MG-derived AGEs (MG-AGEs) in MI using transgenic mice that over-express the MG-metabolizing enzyme glyoxalase-1 (GLO1). MI was induced in GLO1 mice and wild-type (WT) littermates. At 6 h post-MI, mass spectrometry revealed that MG-H1 (a principal MG-AGE) was increased in the hearts of WT mice, and immunohistochemistry demonstrated that this persisted for 4 weeks...
September 1, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861453/data-on-the-effect-of-oral-feeding-of-arachidonic-acid-or-docosahexanoic-acid-on-haematopoiesis-in-mice
#19
Kedar Limbkar, Ankita Dhenge, Dipesh D Jadhav, Hirekodathakallu V Thulasiram, Vaijayanti Kale, Lalita Limaye
Stem cells have peculiar property to self-renew and differentiate. It is important to control their fate in safe and effective ways for their therapeutic use. The mediators of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) namely Arachidonic acid (AA) and Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) are known to play a role in haematopoiesis via various metabolic pathways [1]. However the direct effect of purified AA or DHA on haematopoiesis has not been well investigated yet. We have reported that oral administration of PUFAs enhanced haematopoiesis in mice [2]...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858076/putative-genomic-characteristics-of-braf-v600k-versus-v600e-cutaneous-melanoma
#20
Yuanyuan Li, David M Umbach, Leping Li
Approximately 50% of all cutaneous melanomas harbor activating BRAF V600 mutations; among, these 10-30% carry the V600K mutation. Clinically, patients with V600K tumors experience distant metastases sooner and have an increased risk of relapse and shorter survival than patients with V600E tumors. Despite the clinical and other histopathological differences between these BRAF tumor subtypes, little is known about them at the genomic level. Herein, we systematically compared BRAF V600E and V600K skin cutaneous melanoma (SKCM) samples from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) for differential protein, gene, and microRNA expression genome-wide using the Mann-Whitney U-test...
August 28, 2017: Melanoma Research
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