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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343336/sunitinib-induced-hypothyroidism-predicts-progression-free-survival-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
#1
Anna Buda-Nowak, Jakub Kucharz, Paulina Dumnicka, Marek Kuzniewski, Roman Maria Herman, Aneta L Zygulska, Beata Kusnierz-Cabala
Sunitinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) used in treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), gastrointestinal stromal tumors and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. One of the most common side effects related to sunitinib is hypothyroidism. Recent trials suggest correlation between the incidence of hypothyroidism and treatment outcome in patients treated with TKI. This study evaluates whether development of hypothyroidism is a predictive marker of progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with mRCC treated with sunitinib...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343277/pancreatic-alpha-cell-selective-deletion-of-tcf7l2-impairs-glucagon-secretion-and-counter-regulatory-responses-to-hypoglycaemia-in-mice
#2
Gabriela da Silva Xavier, Angeles Mondragon, Vishnou Mourougavelou, Céline Cruciani-Guglielmacci, Jessica Denom, Pedro Luis Herrera, Christophe Magnan, Guy A Rutter
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) is a high mobility group (HMG) box-containing transcription factor and downstream effector of the Wnt signalling pathway. SNPs in the TCF7L2 gene have previously been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in genome-wide association studies. In animal studies, loss of Tcf7l2 function is associated with defective islet beta cell function and survival. Here, we explore the role of TCF7L2 in the control of the counter-regulatory response to hypoglycaemia by generating mice with selective deletion of the Tcf7l2 gene in pancreatic alpha cells...
March 25, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343174/mirna-analysis-in-pancreatic-cancer-the-dartmouth-experience
#3
Francine B de Abreu, Xiaoying Liu, Gregory J Tsongalis
Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most lethal cancers being the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in adults in the United States because of the lack of early signs and symptoms and the lack of early detection. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common histological type among pancreatic cancers, representing 80%-90% of all solid tumors of the pancreas. The majority of PDAC develops from three precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, intraductual papillary mucinous neoplasm and mucinous cystic neoplasm...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343172/novel-immunoassays-for-detection-of-cuzd1-autoantibodies-in-serum-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#4
Sofia Farkona, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Panagiota Filippou, Christos Liaskos, Dimitrios P Bogdanos, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Ivan M Blasutig
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic autoantibodies (PABs) are detected in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Their prevalence is higher in Crohn's disease (CrD) than in ulcerative colitis (UC). Glycoprotein 2 (GP2) and, more recently, CUB and zona pellucida-like domain-containing protein 1 (CUZD1) have been identified as target autoantigens of PAB. The clinical utility of CUZD1 autoantibodies has only recently been assessed by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) assays. In this study, we developed and validated novel immunoassays for the detection of CUZD1 autoantibodies...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343167/the-unappreciated-roles-of-the-cholecystokinin-receptor-cck-1-in-brain-functioning
#5
Santiago Ballaz
The CCK(1) receptor is a G-protein-coupled receptor activated by the sulfated forms of cholecystokinin (CCK), a gastrin-like peptide released in the gastrointestinal tract and mammal brain. A substantial body of research supports the hypothesis that CCK(1)r stimulates gallbladder contraction and pancreatic secretion in the gut, as well as satiety in brain. However, this receptor may also fulfill relevant roles in behavior, thanks to its widespread distribution in the brain. The strategic location of CCK(1)r in mesolimbic structures and specific hypothalamic and brainstem nuclei lead to complex interactions with neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and glutamate, as well as hypothalamic hormones and neuropeptides...
March 25, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343084/role-of-pterostilbene-in-attenuating-immune-mediated-devastation-of-pancreatic-beta-cells-via-nrf2-signaling-cascade
#6
Dornadula Sireesh, Munuswamy-Ramanujam Ganesh, Umapathy Dhamodharan, Murugesan Sakthivadivel, Srinivasan Sivasubramanian, Palani Gunasekaran, Kunka Mohanram Ramkumar
Nrf2 (nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor-2) is a transcription factor that regulates oxidative/xenobiotic stress response and also suppress inflammation. Nrf2 signaling is associated with an increased susceptibility to various kinds of stress. Nrf2 has been shown as a promising therapeutic target in various human diseases including diabetes. Our earlier studies showed Pterostilbene (PTS) as a potent Nrf2 activator, and it protects the pancreatic β-cells against oxidative stress. In this study, we investigated PTS confer protection against cytokine-induced β-cell apoptosis and its role on insulin secretion in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343030/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-role-of-endoscopic-retrograde-pancreatography-in-the-management-of-traumatic-pancreatic-duct-injury-patients-single-center-experience-for-34-years
#7
Seongyup Kim, Jae Woo Kim, Pil Young Jung, Hye Youn Kwon, Hongjin Shim, Ji Young Jang, Keum Seok Bae
BACKGROUND: Traumatic pancreatic injuries are rare and present diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. We evaluated the usefulness of endoscopic retrograde pancreatography and transpapillary pancreatic stent in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic trauma patients. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of 83 pancreas trauma patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde pancreatography for the suspicion of pancreas duct injury between January 1983 and December 2016...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342950/progression-of-unresected-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-to-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Sang Hyun Choi, Seong Ho Park, Kyung Won Kim, Ja Youn Lee, Sang Soo Lee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is not clear how best to manage patients with low-risk intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas, because little is known about IPMN progression to cancer. We sought to determine the cumulative incidence of development of pancreatic cancer in persons with unresected IPMNs (particularly low-risk IPMNs). METHODS: We performed a systematic search of the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases, through November 31, 2016, for studies reporting the cumulative incidence of pancreatic cancer in patients with unresected IPMNs, or studies that provided data in sufficient detail for us to calculate cumulative incidence values...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342938/the-impact-of-neoadjuvant-therapy-on-the-histopathological-features-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Stephan Schorn, Ihsan Ekin Demir, Carmen Mota Reyes, Cemil Saricaoglu, Nicole Samm, Rebekka Schirren, Elke Tieftrunk, Daniel Hartmann, Helmut Friess, Güralp Onur Ceyhan
BACKGROUND: Due to increased rates of curative tumor resections exceeding 60% after FOLFIRINOX-treatment, neoadjuvant therapy/NTx is increasingly recognized as an effective therapy option for downstaging borderline or locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma/PDAC. Yet, the effects of NTx on the common histopathological features of PDAC have not been systematically analysed. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to assess the impact of NTx on relevant histopathological features of PDAC...
March 14, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342893/a-rare-cause-of-recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-duodenum-intussusception-by-a-fenestrated-duodenal-web
#10
Yuta Koike
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342877/quantitative-visualization-of-synchronized-insulin-secretion-from-3d-cultured-cells
#11
Takahiro Suzuki, Takao Kanamori, Satoshi Inouye
Quantitative visualization of synchronized insulin secretion was performed in an isolated rat pancreatic islet and a spheroid of rat pancreatic beta cell line using a method of video-rate bioluminescence imaging. Video-rate images of insulin secretion from 3D-cultured cells were obtained by expressing the fusion protein of insulin and Gaussia luciferase (Insulin-GLase). A subclonal rat INS-1E cell line stably expressing Insulin-GLase, named iGL, was established and a cluster of iGL cells showed oscillatory insulin secretion that was completely synchronized in response to high glucose...
March 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342843/the-stress-response-molecule-nr4a1-resists-ros-induced-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-apoptosis-via-wt1
#12
Chen Zong, Dandan Qin, Cong Yu, Peng Gao, Jicui Chen, Sumei Lu, Yuchao Zhang, Yuantao Liu, Yingfeng Yang, Zeqing Pu, Xia Li, Yuchang Fu, Qingbo Guan, Xiangdong Wang
Pancreatic β-cells often face endoplasmic reticulum stress and/or ROS-associated oxidative stress under adverse conditions. Our previous work has verified that NR4A1 protects pancreatic β-cells from ER-stress induced apoptosis. However, It remains unknown whether NR4A1 is able to protect pancreatic β-cells against ROS-associated oxidative stress. In the present study, our data showed that NR4A1 protein expression rapidly increased in MIN6 cells upon H2O2 treatment, and overexpression of NR4A1 in MIN6 cells conferred resistance to cell apoptosis induced by H2O2...
March 22, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342771/the-area-postrema-ap-and-the-parabrachial-nucleus-pbn-are-important-sites-for-salmon-calcitonin-sct-to-decrease-evoked-phasic-dopamine-release-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-nac
#13
Lynda Whiting, James E McCutcheon, Christina N Neuner-Boyle, Mitchell F Roitman, Thomas A Lutz
The pancreatic hormone amylin and its agonist salmon calcitonin (sCT) act via the area postrema (AP) and the lateral parabrachial nucleus (PBN) to reduce food intake. Investigations of amylin and sCT signaling in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) suggest that the eating inhibitory effect of amylin is, in part, mediated through the mesolimbic 'reward' pathway. Indeed, administration of the sCT directly to the VTA decreased phasic dopamine release (DA) in the NAc. However, it is not known if peripheral amylin modulates the mesolimbic system directly or whether this occurs via the AP and PBN...
March 22, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342645/the-expression-and-activation-of-the-aim2-inflammasome-correlates-with-inflammation-and-disease-severity-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
#14
Francisco Algaba-Chueca, Enrique de-Madaria, Beatriz Lozano-Ruiz, Claudia Martínez-Cardona, Noé Quesada-Vázquez, Victoria Bachiller, Fabián Tarín, José Such, Rubén Francés, Pedro Zapater, José M González-Navajas
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disorder of the pancreas that is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. The inflammasome pathway has acquired significant relevance in the pathogenesis of many inflammatory disorders, but its role in patients with acute pancreatitis still awaits clarification. METHODS: We performed a prospective study in which 27 patients with acute pancreatitis and 16 healthy controls were included. We isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and we assessed the expression and activation of different inflammasomes as well as their association with the clinical course of the disease...
March 18, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342587/highly-oxygenated-antiausterity-agents-from-the-leaves-of-uvaria-dac
#15
Suresh Awale, Ahmed M Tawila, Dya Fita Dibwe, Jun-Ya Ueda, Sijia Sun, Sirivan Athikomkulchai, Chandrashaker Balachandran, Ikuo Saiki, Kinzo Matsumoto, Hiroyasu Esumi
From the chloroform extract of the leaves of Uvaria dac, four new highly-oxygenated cyclohexene derivatives named uvaridacols I-L (1-4) were isolated together with nine previously reported compounds (5-13). Their structures were determined based on the extensive NMR spectroscopic data and circular dichroism spectroscopic analysis. Among the new compounds, uvaridacol L (4) displayed strong preferential cytotoxicity in the nutrient deprived medium against five different tested pancreatic cancer cell lines, PANC-1 (PC50, 20...
March 11, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342320/mitigating-hypoxic-stress-on-pancreatic-islets-via-in-situ-oxygen-generating-biomaterial
#16
Maria M Coronel, Ryan Geusz, Cherie L Stabler
A major obstacle in the survival and efficacy of tissue engineered transplants is inadequate oxygenation, whereby unsupportive oxygen tensions result in significant cellular dysfunction and death within the implant. In a previous report, we developed an innovative oxygen generating biomaterial, termed OxySite, to provide supportive in situ oxygenation to cells and prevent hypoxia-induced damage. Herein, we explored the capacity of this biomaterial to mitigate hypoxic stress in both rat and nonhuman primate pancreatic islets by decreasing cell death, supporting metabolic activity, sustaining aerobic metabolism, preserving glucose responsiveness, and decreasing the generation of inflammatory cytokines...
March 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339704/cullen-s-sign-acute-pancreatitis
#17
A K Pannu, A Saroch, N Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339466/in-silico-search-for-modifier-genes-associated-with-pancreatic-and-liver-disease-in-cystic-fibrosis
#18
Pascal Trouvé, Emmanuelle Génin, Claude Férec
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common lethal autosomal recessive disorder in the white population, affecting among other organs, the lung, the pancreas and the liver. Whereas Cystic Fibrosis is a monogenic disease, many studies reveal a very complex relationship between genotype and clinical phenotype. Indeed, the broad phenotypic spectrum observed in Cystic Fibrosis is far from being explained by obvious genotype-phenotype correlations and it is admitted that Cystic Fibrosis disease is the result of multiple factors, including effects of the environment as well as modifier genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339435/impact-of-celiac-plexus-neurolysis-on-survival-in-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-retrospective-propensity-score-matching-analysis
#19
Tak Kyu Oh, Woo Jin Lee, Sang Myung Woo, Nam Woo Kim, Jiyeon Yim, Dae Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Pain caused by pancreatic cancer (PC) is difficult to control. Celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) can effectively control the pain and reduce the use of opioids. However, the effect of CPN on survival for patients with unresectable PC remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To determine if CPN is associated with survival benefits for these patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: National Cancer Center in Korea...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339401/is-huntingtin-dispensable-in-the-adult-brain
#20
Jeh-Ping Liu, Scott O Zeitlin
Huntingtin (HTT) is an essential protein during early embryogenesis and the development of the central nervous system (CNS). Conditional knock-out of mouse Huntingtin (Htt) expression in the CNS beginning during neural development, as well as reducing Htt expression only during embryonic and early postnatal stages, results in neurodegeneration in the adult brain. These findings suggest that HTT is important for the development and/or maintenance of the CNS, but they do not address the question of whether HTT is required specifically in the adult CNS for its normal functions and/or homeostasis...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Huntington's Disease
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