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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788832/feline-injection-site-sarcoma-immunohistochemical-characteristics
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Carolina S Carneiro, Genilson F de Queiroz, Ana Cbcf Pinto, Maria Lz Dagli, Julia M Matera
Objectives Feline injection site sarcoma (FISS) is a rapid growing locally aggressive tumor with a low metastatic rate. Its histologic features are clearly defined, but there are few studies regarding its immunohistochemical characteristics. The present study investigated the immunohistochemical characteristics of 21 cases of FISS. Methods FISSs from 12 male and nine female cats, 20 mixed-breed and one Siamese, were included in the study. After histopathological diagnosis, additional histologic sections were immunostained for vimentin, cytokeratin, desmin, S100 protein, viral feline leukemia virus (FeLV) particles, cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and c-KIT...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787588/angiogenic-and-pleiotropic-effects-of-vegf165-and-hgf-combined-gene-therapy-in-a-rat-model-of-myocardial-infarction
#2
Pavel I Makarevich, Konstantin V Dergilev, Zoya I Tsokolaeva, Maria A Boldyreva, Evgeniy K Shevchenko, Evgeny V Gluhanyuk, Julia O Gallinger, Mikhail Yu Menshikov, Yelena V Parfyonova
Since development of plasmid gene therapy for therapeutic angiogenesis by J. Isner this approach was an attractive option for ischemic diseases affecting large cohorts of patients. However, first placebo-controlled clinical trials showed its limited efficacy questioning further advance to practice. Thus, combined methods using delivery of several angiogenic factors got into spotlight as a way to improve outcomes. This study provides experimental proof of concept for a combined approach using simultaneous delivery of VEGF165 and HGF genes to alleviate consequences of myocardial infarction (MI)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786668/scf-c-kit-signaling-increased-mucin2-production-by-maintaining-atoh1-expression-in-mucinous-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
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Ping Shen, Shu Yang, Haimei Sun, Guilan Li, Bo Wu, Fengqing Ji, Tingyi Sun, Deshan Zhou
Mucinous colorectal adenocarcinoma (MCA) patients often a show high risk of malignant potential and a poorer survival rate. Given that the pathological feature and oncobiological characteristics of MCA are correlated with its abundant extracellular mucin2 (MUC2), we paid interest toward investigating the key factor that promotes MUC2 production exposure to highly-activated stem cell factor (SCF)/c-KIT signaling, which we believed to contribute to MCA formation. Long-term azoxymethane and dextran sodium sulfate treatment successfully induced MCA only in wild-type (WT) mice at week 37 and 43, while all c-kit loss-of-function mutant mice (Wadsm/m ) developed non-MCA...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784508/il-33-mast-cell-axis-is-central-in-ll-37-induced-bladder-inflammation-and-pain-in-a-murine-interstitial-cystitis-model
#4
M Martin Jensen, Wanjian Jia, Austin J Schults, Xiangyang Ye, Glenn D Prestwich, Siam Oottamasathien
Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), is a debilitating chronic condition that afflicts over 3 million women above the age of 18 in the U.S., and most patients fail to respond to current treatment options. Mast cells have previously been implicated as both a diagnostic and prognostic marker in IC/PBS. Patients with IC/PBS have been shown to have elevated levels of IL-33, a cytokine released in response to tissue insult, in their urine. We hypothesize that mast cell-mediated inflammation induced from IL-33 may play an important role in initiating pain and inflammation in IC/PBS...
May 18, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773641/il1rap-potentiates-multiple-oncogenic-signaling-pathways-in-aml
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Kelly Mitchell, Laura Barreyro, Tihomira I Todorova, Samuel J Taylor, Iléana Antony-Debré, Swathi-Rao Narayanagari, Luis A Carvajal, Joana Leite, Zubair Piperdi, Gopichand Pendurti, Ioannis Mantzaris, Elisabeth Paietta, Amit Verma, Kira Gritsman, Ulrich Steidl
The surface molecule interleukin-1 receptor accessory protein (IL1RAP) is consistently overexpressed across multiple genetic subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other myeloid malignancies, including at the stem cell level, and is emerging as a novel therapeutic target. However, the cell-intrinsic functions of IL1RAP in AML cells are largely unknown. Here, we show that targeting of IL1RAP via RNA interference, genetic deletion, or antibodies inhibits AML pathogenesis in vitro and in vivo, without perturbing healthy hematopoietic function or viability...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772675/silencing-stem-cell-factor-gene-in-fibroblasts-to-regulate-paracrine-factor-productions-and-enhance-c-kit-expression-in-melanocytes-on-melanogenesis
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Pin-Hui Li, Li-Heng Liu, Cheng-Chung Chang, Rong Gao, Chung-Hang Leung, Dik-Lung Ma, Hui-Min David Wang
Melanogenesis is a complex physiological mechanism involving various paracrine factors. Skin cells such as keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and melanocytes communicate with one another through secreted regulators, thereby regulating the melanocytes' bio-functions. The stem cell factor (SCF) is a paracrine factor produced by fibroblasts, and its receptor, c-kit, is expressed on melanocytes. Binding of SCF to c-kit activates autophosphorylation and tyrosine kinase to switch on its signal transmission. SCF inhibition does not suppress fibroblast proliferation in MTT assay, and SCF silencing induced mRNA expressions of paracrine factor genes, HGF , NRG-1 , and CRH in qPCR results...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770794/ursodeoxycholic-acid-protects-interstitial-cajal-like-cells-in-the-gallbladder-from-undergoing-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-tnf-%C3%AE-expression
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Jiang-Fan Wan, Shi-Feng Chu, Xin Zhou, Yue-Ting Li, Wen-Bin He, Feng Tan, Piao Luo, Qi-di Ai, Qi Wang, Nai-Hong Chen
Hypomotility is a common symptom of gallstone disease, which is accompanied by a loss of interstitial Cajal-like cells (ICLCs) in the gallbladder. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is widely used in treating gallstone disease, and has shown anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects apart from its ability to dissolve gallstones. In this study, we investigated the anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects of UDCA on ICLCs in guinea pigs with gallstones. Guinea pigs were fed a high-cholesterol diet for 8 weeks to induce the formation of gallstones...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764854/preclinical-antitumor-activity-of-a-novel-anti-c-kit-antibody-drug-conjugate-against-mutant-and-wild-type-c-kit-positive-solid-tumors
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Tinya J Abrams, Anu Connor, Christie P Fanton, Steven B Cohen, Thomas Huber, Kathy Miller, E Erica Hong, Xiaohong Niu, Janine Kline, Marjorie Ison-Dugenny, Sarah Harris, Dana B Walker, Klaus R Krauser, Francesco Galimi, Zhen Wang, Majid Ghoddusi, Keith G Mansfield, Si Tuen Lee-Hoeflich, Jocelyn Holash, Nancy Pryer, William Kluwe, Seth A Ettenberg, William R Sellers, Emma Lees, Paul Kwon, Judith A Abraham, Siew Schleyer
PURPOSE: c-KIT overexpression is well-recognized in cancers such as GIST, SCLC, melanoma, NSCLC and AML. Treatment with the small molecule inhibitors imatinib, sunitinib and regorafenib result in resistance (c-KIT mutant tumors) or limited activity (c-KIT wildtype tumors). We selected an anti-c-KIT ADC approach to evaluate the anti-cancer activity in multiple disease models. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A humanized anti-c-KIT antibody LMJ729 was conjugated to the microtubule destabilizing maytansinoid, DM1, via a non-cleavable linker (SMCC)...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764596/-a-case-report-of-advanced-lung-adenocarcinoma-harboring-kras-mutation-treated-with-anlotinib
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Yudong Su, Zhaoting Meng, Xiaoyan Xu, XinYue Wang, Ran Zuo, Yunxia Hou, Kai Li, Peng Chen
In recent years, the number of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients has gradually increased, and the treatment methods have also been significantly increased. However, there are no standard treatment plans at home and abroad for third-line and above patients who are refractory to targeted therapy epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)/anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) or chemotherapy. The clinical treatment effect is also not satisfactory. Anlotinib is a novel TKI targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR), platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) and c-Kit...
May 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763312/deep-sea-derived-butyrolactone-i-suppresses-ovalbumin-induced-anaphylaxis-by-regulating-mast-cell-function-in-a-murine-model
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Qingmei Liu, Chun-Lan Xie, Yuanyuan Gao, Bo Liu, Weixiang Lin, Hong Liu, Min-Jie Cao, Wen-Jin Su, Xianwen Yang, Guang-Ming Liu
Deep-sea-derived butyrolactone I (BTL-I) which was identified as a type of butanolide was isolated from Aspergillus sp. Ovalbumin (OVA)-induced BALB/c anaphylaxis was established to explore the anti-food allergic activity of BTL-I. As results, BTL-I was able to alleviate OVA-induced allergy symptoms, reduce the levels of histamine and mouse mast cell proteinases, inhibit OVA-specific IgE, and decrease the population of mast cells in the spleen and mesenteric lymph nodes. BTL-I also significantly suppressed mast-dependent passive cutaneous anaphylaxis...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761600/loss-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-exacerbates-diabetic-retinopathy-by-promoting-bone-marrow-dysfunction
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Yaqian Duan, Eleni Beli, Sergio Li Calzi, Judith L Quigley, Rehae C Miller, Leni Moldovan, Dongni Feng, Tatiana E Salazar, Sugata Hazra, Jude Al-Sabah, Kakarla V Chalam, Thao Le Phuong Trinh, Marya Meroueh, Troy A Markel, Matthew C Murray, Ruchi J Vyas, Michael E Boulton, Patricia Parsons-Wingerter, Gavin Y Oudit, Alexander G Obukhov, Maria B Grant
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is the primary enzyme of the vasoprotective axis of the renin angiotensin system (RAS). We tested the hypothesis that loss of ACE2 would exacerbate diabetic retinopathy by promoting bone marrow dysfunction. ACE2-/y were crossed with Akita mice, a model of type 1 diabetes. When comparing the bone marrow of the ACE2-/y -Akita mice to that of Akita mice, we observed a reduction of both short-term and long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells, a shift of hematopoiesis towards myelopoiesis, and an impairment of lineage- c-kit+ hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HS/PC) migration and proliferation...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760538/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-multidisciplinary-challenge
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Juan Manuel Sanchez-Hidalgo, Manuel Duran-Martinez, Rafael Molero-Payan, Sebastian Rufian-Peña, Alvaro Arjona-Sanchez, Angela Casado-Adam, Antonio Cosano-Alvarez, Javier Briceño-Delgado
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors located in the alimentary tract. Its usual manifestation is gastrointestinal bleeding. However, small asymptomatic lesions are frequently detected as incidental finding. Characteristically, most GISTs (> 95%) are positive for the KIT protein (CD117) by IHC staining and approximately 80%-90% of GISTs carry a mutation in the c-KIT or PDGFRA genes. Mutational analysis should be performed when planning adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy, due to its possible resistance to conventional treatment...
May 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759032/tim-3-expressing-mast-cells-are-present-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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Erica Corredera, Binh L Phong, John A Moore, Lawrence P Kane, Stella E Lee
Objectives To identify whether TIM-3 expression is present in the mast cell population within nasal polyps and to determine its correlation with clinical severity in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis. Study Design Basic science, translational study. Setting Nasal polyp tissue collected from patients seen at a tertiary care hospital (2015-2016). Subjects and Methods Nasal polyp tissue obtained during functional endoscopic sinus surgery (n = 24) was enzymatically digested into epithelial and stromal fractions...
May 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757072/lactobacillus-plantarum-ys-3-prevents-activated-carbon-induced-constipation-in-mice
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Xin Zhao, Ruokun Yi, Yu Qian, Kun-Young Park
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of Lactobacillus plantarum YS-3 (LP-YS3) on activated carbon-induced constipation in Kunming mice. The results of the experiment show that the antigastric acid activity and bile salt tolerance of LP-YS3 were stronger than those of Lactobacillus bulgaricus (LB). LP-YS3 inhibited loss of body weight caused by constipation and further reductions in fecal weight, particle number, and water content in mice. Moreover, LP-YS3 elevated the gastrointestinal transit rate and reduced the time required for initial black stool defecation...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755776/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-in-the-imatinib-era-15-years-experience-of-a-tertiary-center
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Armando Peixoto, Pedro Costa-Moreira, Marco Silva, Ana Luísa Santos, Susana Lopes, Filipe Vilas-Boas, Pedro Moutinho-Ribeiro, Guilherme Macedo
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) were associated with a disease free survival rate of disease of 50% at 5 years, but the actual natural history since the advent of imatinib is poorly described. Our objective was to evaluate the evolution in the treatment and prognosis of patients with GISTs since the start of imatinib. Retrospective analysis of GISTs diagnosed between January 2000 and June 2015 in a Portuguese large volume center. We included 131 patients, 55% female, with a mean age of 64±14 years, followed for a median of 30 months; 64% of cases had gastric involvement; 92% of the tumors were c-Kit positive; 95% of patients were operated...
April 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752127/implementation-of-next-generation-sequencing-technology-for-somatic-mutation-detection-in-routine-laboratory-practice
#16
Tindaro Giardina, Cleo Robinson, Fabienne Grieu-Iacopetta, Michael Millward, Barry Iacopetta, Dominic Spagnolo, Benhur Amanuel
The introduction of next generation sequencing (NGS) in the routine diagnostic setting is still in the development phase and has been limited by its complexity. Targeted NGS offers an attractive alternative to performing multiple single target assays and is very useful in meeting the increasing clinical demand for testing of multiple genetic aberrations in cancer specimens. To this end, we carried out a blinded validation study on 113 tumours in a diagnostic laboratory and compared mutation results from targeted NGS with those from Sanger sequencing, pyrosequencing, competitive allele specific TaqMan polymerase chain reaction (CAST PCR) and Cobas assays...
May 8, 2018: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748886/multifactorial-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-and-survival-rates-among-706-mucosal-melanoma-patients
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ChuanLiang Cui, Bin Lian, Li Zhou, Xin Song, XiaoShi Zhang, Di Wu, ZhiHong Chi, Lu Si, XiNan Sheng, Yan Kong, BiXia Tang, LiLi Mao, Xuan Wang, SiMing Li, Jie Dai, XieQiao Yan, Xue Bai, Charles M Balch, Jun Guo
BACKGROUND: The hypothesis that mucosal melanomas from different anatomic sites would have different prognostic features and survival outcome was tested in a multifactorial analysis. METHODS: Complete clinical and pathological information from 706 mucosal melanoma patients from different anatomical sites was compared for overall survival (OS) and prognostic factors. RESULTS: Mucosal melanomas arising from different anatomical sites did not have any significant differences in OS in a multivariate analysis (p = 0...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747481/carbazole-derivatives-binding-to-c-kit-g-quadruplex-dna
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Agata Głuszyńska, Bernard Juskowiak, Martyna Kuta-Siejkowska, Marcin Hoffmann, Shozeb Haider
The binding affinities of three carbazole derivatives to the intramolecular G-quadruplex (GQ) DNA formed by the sequence 5′-AGGGAGGGCGCTGGGAGGAGGG-3′, derived from the c-KIT 1 oncogene region, were investigated. All carbazole cationic ligands that differed in the substituents on the nitrogen atom were able to stabilize G-quadruplex, as demonstrated using UV-Vis, fluorescence and CD spectroscopic techniques as well as molecular modeling. The spectrophotometric titration results showed spectral features characteristic of these ligands-bathochromic shifts and initial hypochromicity followed by hyperchromicity at higher GQ concentrations...
May 10, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741644/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-is-required-for-mast-cell-mediated-host-immunity-against-cutaneous-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Chao Liu, Wei Ouyang, Jingyan Xia, Xiaoru Sun, Liying Zhao, Feng Xu
Background: Mast cells (MCs) play a key role in immune process response to invading pathogens. Methods: This study assessed the involvement of MCs in controlling Staphylococcus aureus infection in a cutaneous infection model of MC-deficient (KitW-sh/W-sh) mice. Results: KitW-sh/W-sh mice developed significantly larger skin lesions after the cutaneous S. aureus challenge, when compared to wild-type (WT) mice, while MC dysfunction reduced the inflammation response to S...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738084/rxrg-associated-in-ppar-signal-regulated-the-differentiation-of-primordial-germ-cell
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Shaoze Cheng, Man Wang, Yingjie Wang, Chen Zhang, Yilin Wang, Jiuzhou Song, Qisheng Zuo, Yani Zhang, Bichun Li
Primitive germ cells (PGCs) are the "ancestor" of sex germ cells. However, their regulation mechanism is not clear at present. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of PPAR signaling pathway on the differentiation of chicken embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into PGCs, providing theoretical support for the further study of the mechanism of regulation of chicken PGCs. Based on the results of RNA-Seq analysis, the key signal pathway PPAR and the key signal molecule RXRG in the pathway were successfully screened...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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