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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707538/adrenal-cortical-hyperplasia-diagnostic-workup-subtypes-imaging-features-and-mimics
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Michelle Agrons, Corey T Jensen, Mouhammed Amir Habra, Christine O Menias, Akram M Shaaban, Nicolaus A Wagner-Bartak, Alicia M Roman-Colon, Khaled M Elsayes
Adrenal cortical hyperplasia manifests radiologically as the nonmalignant growth, or enlargement of the adrenal glands, specifically the cortex, although the cortex cannot be definitively identified by conventional imaging. Controlled by the pituitary gland, the adrenal cortex drives critical processes, such as cortisol, mineralocorticoid, and sex hormone production. Any disruption in the multiple enzymes and hormones involved in these pathways may cause serious or life-threatening symptoms, often associated with anatomical changes of the adrenal glands...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698102/neonatal-nav1-5-protein-expression-in-normal-adult-human-tissues-and-breast-cancer
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Rezan Fahrioglu Yamaci, Scott P Fraser, Esra Battaloglu, Handan Kaya, Kamil Erguler, Christopher S Foster, Mustafa B A Djamgoz
Expression of the neonatal splice variant of the voltage-gated sodium channel α-subunit (VGSC) subtype Nav1.5 (nNav1.5), encoded by the gene SCN5A, was shown earlier to be upregulated in human breast cancer (BCa), both in vitro and in vivo. Channel activity promoted BCa invasion of Matrigel(®)in vitro and metastasis in vivo. Consequently, expression of nNav1.5 has been proposed as a functional biomarker of BCa cells with metastatic potential. Here, we have determined immunohistochemically both nNav1.5 and total VGSC (tVGSC) protein expression in a range of adult human tissues...
June 6, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692036/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-affects-molecular-classification-of-colorectal-tumors
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K Trumpi, I Ubink, A Trinh, M Djafarihamedani, J M Jongen, K M Govaert, S G Elias, S R van Hooff, J P Medema, M M Lacle, L Vermeulen, I H M Borel Rinkes, O Kranenburg
The recent discovery of 'molecular subtypes' in human primary colorectal cancer has revealed correlations between subtype, propensity to metastasize and response to therapy. It is currently not known whether the molecular tumor subtype is maintained after distant spread. If this is the case, molecular subtyping of the primary tumor could guide subtype-targeted therapy of metastatic disease. In this study, we classified paired samples of primary colorectal carcinomas and their corresponding liver metastases (n=129) as epithelial-like or mesenchymal-like, using a recently developed immunohistochemistry-based classification tool...
July 10, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690657/epigenetic-silencing-of-mort-is-an-early-event-in-cancer-and-is-associated-with-luminal-receptor-positive-breast-tumor-subtypes
#4
Lukas Vrba, Bernard Walter Futscher
Immortality is an essential characteristic of cancer cells; a recent transcriptomic study of epithelial cell immortalization has linked epigenetic silencing of the long noncoding RNA Mortal Obligate RNA Transcript (MORT; alias ZNF667-AS1) to this process. This study evaluated the epigenetic and transcriptional state of MORT in two premalignant conditions-ductal carcinomas in situ and colon adenomas. Results show that MORT silencing is an early epigenetic event in human carcinogenesis, likely occurring near the point where premalignant cells gain immortality; this epigenetic silencing is maintained throughout malignant transformation and metastatic growth...
June 2017: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684753/line-1-hypomethylation-is-not-a-common-event-in-preneoplastic-stages-of-gastric-carcinogenesis
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Juozas Kupcinskas, Ruta Steponaitiene, Cosima Langner, Giedre Smailyte, Jurgita Skieceviciene, Limas Kupcinskas, Peter Malfertheiner, Alexander Link
LINE-1 hypomethylation is widely accepted as marker for global genomic DNA hypomethylation, which is a frequent event in cancer. The aim of the study was to evaluate LINE-1 methylation status at different stages of gastric carcinogenesis and evaluate its prognostic potential in clinical settings. LINE-1 methylation was analyzed in 267 tissue samples by bisulfite pyrosequencing including primary colorectal cancer tissues (T-CRC) with corresponding adjacent colon mucosa (N-CRC), gastric cancer tissues (T-GC) with corresponding gastric mucosa (N-GC), normal gastric tissues (N), chronic non-atrophic and atrophic gastritis (CG)...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683746/multi-omics-of-34-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines-a-resource-for-biomedical-studies
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Kaja C G Berg, Peter W Eide, Ina A Eilertsen, Bjarne Johannessen, Jarle Bruun, Stine A Danielsen, Merete Bjørnslett, Leonardo A Meza-Zepeda, Mette Eknæs, Guro E Lind, Ola Myklebost, Rolf I Skotheim, Anita Sveen, Ragnhild A Lothe
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines are widely used pre-clinical model systems. Comprehensive insights into their molecular characteristics may improve model selection for biomedical studies. METHODS: We have performed DNA, RNA and protein profiling of 34 cell lines, including (i) targeted deep sequencing (n = 612 genes) to detect single nucleotide variants and insertions/deletions; (ii) high resolution DNA copy number profiling; (iii) gene expression profiling at exon resolution; (iv) small RNA expression profiling by deep sequencing; and (v) protein expression analysis (n = 297 proteins) by reverse phase protein microarrays...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683472/comprehensive-analysis-of-copy-number-aberrations-in-microsatellite-stable-colon-cancer-in-view-of-stromal-component
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M Henar Alonso, Susanna Aussó, Adriana Lopez-Doriga, David Cordero, Elisabet Guinó, Xavier Solé, Mercè Barenys, Javier de Oca, Gabriel Capella, Ramón Salazar, Rebeca Sanz-Pamplona, Victor Moreno
BACKGROUND: Somatic copy number aberrations (CNAs) are common acquired changes in cancer cells having an important role in the progression of colon cancer (colorectal cancer, CRC). This study aimed to perform a characterisation of CNA and their impact in gene expression. METHODS: Copy number aberrations were inferred from SNP array data in a series of 99 CRC. Copy number aberration events were calculated and used to assess the association between copy number dosage, clinical and molecular characteristics of the tumours, and gene expression changes...
July 6, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679372/fermented-herbal-formula-kiom-ma-128-protects-against-acute-colitis-induced-by-dextran-sodium-sulfate-in-mice
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Dong-Gun Kim, Mi-Ra Lee, Jae-Myung Yoo, Kwang-Il Park, Jin-Yeul Ma
BACKGROUND: Colitis is a well-known subtype of inflammatory bowel disease and is caused by diverse factors. Previous research has shown that KIOM-MA elicits anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects on various diseases. KIOM-MA-128, our novel herbal formula, was generated from KIOM-MA using probiotics to improve the therapeutic efficacy. We investigated whether KIOM-MA-128 has protective activity in a mouse model of acute colitis induced by dextran sodium sulfate (DSS). METHODS: Colitis was induced by DSS administered to ICR mice in drinking water...
July 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676564/calcium-intake-and-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-according-to-expression-status-of-calcium-sensing-receptor-casr
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Wanshui Yang, Li Liu, Yohei Masugi, Zhi Rong Qian, Reiko Nishihara, NaNa Keum, Kana Wu, Stephanie Smith-Warner, Yanan Ma, Jonathan A Nowak, Fatemeh Momen-Heravi, Libin Zhang, Michaela Bowden, Teppei Morikawa, Annacarolina da Silva, Molin Wang, Andrew T Chan, Charles S Fuchs, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Kimmie Ng, Edward Giovannucci, Shuji Ogino, Xuehong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Although evidence suggests an inverse association between calcium intake and the risk of colorectal cancer, the mechanisms remain unclear. The calcium-sensing receptor (CASR) is expressed abundantly in normal colonic epithelium and may influence carcinogenesis. We hypothesized that calcium intake might be associated with lower risk of CASR-positive, but not CASR-negative, colorectal cancer. DESIGN: We assessed tumour CASR protein expression using immunohistochemistry in 779 incident colon and rectal cancer cases that developed among 136 249 individuals in the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study...
July 4, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674287/a-case-of-myasthenia-gravis-and-myositis-induced-by-nivolumab
#10
Fumie Konoeda, Shigeaki Suzuki, Yoshinori Nishimoto, Haruhiko Hoshino, Makoto Takagi
A 74-year-old woman, who developed advanced colon cancer with focal recurrence, received two courses of a low dose of nivolumab. Five days after the second course she noticed bilateral ptosis. Her symptoms rapidly progressed to generalized manifestations including limb and neck weakness, dyspnea, and myalgia within the following two weeks. Neurological and laboratory findings supported the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis and myositis induced by nivolumab. The combination immunotherapy including oral prednisolone, intravenous immunoglobulin and plasma exchange with noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation successfully avoid tracheal intubation...
June 30, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660748/angiotensin-ii-subtype-1a-receptor-signaling-in-resident-hepatic-macrophages-induces-liver-metastasis-formation
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Yuki Shimizu, Hideki Amano, Yoshiya Ito, Tomohiro Betto, Sakiko Yamane, Tomoyoshi Inoue, Nobuyuki Nishizawa, Yoshio Matsui, Mariko Kamata, Masaki Nakamura, Hidero Kitasato, Wasaburo Koizumi, Masataka Majima
Liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) are a clinically significant problem. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is involved in the tumor growth and metastases. This study was designed to evaluate the role of angiotensin II subtype receptor 1a (AT1a) in the formation of liver metastasis in CRC. A model of liver metastasis was made by intra-splenic injection of mouse colon cancer (CMT-93) into AT1a knockout mice (AT1aKO) and wild-type (C57BL/6) mice (WT). As compared with WT, the liver weight and liver metastatic rate were significantly lower in AT1aKO...
June 29, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659886/molecular-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infections-in-eastern-china
#12
Bing Zheng, Yingxin Dai, Yang Liu, Weiyang Shi, Erkuan Dai, Yichao Han, Dandan Zheng, Yuetian Yu, Min Li
Background: The increasing prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) poses an immediate threat to treatment worldwide. This retrospective study assessed the molecular epidemiology and determined the risk factors for and outcomes of CRKP infections in a general teaching hospital in Shanghai, China. Methods: From January 2013 to July 2015, 100 consecutive unique CRKP isolates isolated from hospitalized patients were collected. Isolates were screened for antibiotic resistance genes by polymerase chain reaction and molecular typing was performed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651562/grape-a-pathway-template-method-to-characterize-tissue-specific-functionality-from-gene-expression-profiles
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Michael I Klein, David F Stern, Hongyu Zhao
BACKGROUND: Personalizing treatment regimes based on gene expression profiles of individual tumors will facilitate management of cancer. Although many methods have been developed to identify pathways perturbed in tumors, the results are often not generalizable across independent datasets due to the presence of platform/batch effects. There is a need to develop methods that are robust to platform/batch effects and able to identify perturbed pathways in individual samples. RESULTS: We present Gene-Ranking Analysis of Pathway Expression (GRAPE) as a novel method to identify abnormal pathways in individual samples that is robust to platform/batch effects in gene expression profiles generated by multiple platforms...
June 26, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646407/associations-of-red-and-processed-meat-intake-with-major-molecular-pathological-features-of-colorectal-cancer
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Prudence R Carr, Lina Jansen, Stefanie Bienert, Wilfried Roth, Esther Herpel, Matthias Kloor, Hendrik Bläker, Jenny Chang-Claude, Hermann Brenner, Michael Hoffmeister
Red and processed meat is an established risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC). However, exact mechanisms to explain the associations remain unclear. Few studies have investigated the association with CRC by molecular tumor features, which could provide relevant information on associated molecular pathways. In this population-based case-control study from Germany (DACHS), 2449 cases and 2479 controls provided information on risk factors of CRC and completed a food frequency questionnaire. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the associations between meat intake and risk of CRC by molecular pathologic features and specific subtypes...
May 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635651/effects-of-tetrodotoxin-in-mouse-models-of-visceral-pain
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Rafael González-Cano, Miguel Ángel Tejada, Antonia Artacho-Cordón, Francisco Rafael Nieto, José Manuel Entrena, John N Wood, Cruz Miguel Cendán
Visceral pain is very common and represents a major unmet clinical need for which current pharmacological treatments are often insufficient. Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent neurotoxin that exerts analgesic actions in both humans and rodents under different somatic pain conditions, but its effect has been unexplored in visceral pain. Therefore, we tested the effects of systemic TTX in viscero-specific mouse models of chemical stimulation of the colon (intracolonic instillation of capsaicin and mustard oil) and intraperitoneal cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis...
June 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621421/roles-of-dscam-in-axonal-decussation-and-fasciculation-of-chick-spinal-interneurons
#16
Oksana Cohen, Lilach Vald, Masahito Yamagata, Joshua R Sanes, Avihu Klar
The ventral midline of the embryonic neural tube, the floor plate, has a profound role in guiding axons during embryonic development. Floor plate-derived guidance cues attract or repel axons, depending on the neuronal subtype and developmental stage. Netrin-1 and its receptor, Deleted in Colon Carcinoma (DCC), are the key constituents of commissurral axons guidance cues toward the floor plate. Recent studies have implicated Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule (Dscam) as an additional Netrin-1 receptor. In this study, we examined the role of Dscam in guiding defined spinal dorsal interneuron populations...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619673/molecular-characterization-of-blastocystis-from-pigs-in-shaanxi-province-of-china
#17
Jun-Ke Song, Rui-Si Hu, Xian-Cheng Fan, Sha-Sha Wang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Guang-Hui Zhao
Blastocystis is an enteric eukaryote of mystery for its ubiquitous presence in animals and humans worldwide and a broad diversity genetically. The animals have been suggested to be an important reservoir to transmit Blastocystis to humans because of high colonization frequency and the presence of zoonotic subtypes. In the present study, the prevalence and subtypes of Blastocystis in pigs in Shaanxi province of China were determined using the molecular technique based on the small subunit rRNA (SSU rRNA) gene fragment...
June 12, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607876/chromophobe-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-the-synchronous-presence-of-primary-colon-malignancies-is-there-a-relation
#18
Georgios Sahsamanis, Ilias Katikaridis, Georgios Mikros, Vasileios Tzelepis, Dionysios Pinialidis, Titos Deverakis, Georgios Dimitrakopoulos
While the presence of multiple primary malignancies in the same patient is a well described phenomenon, there is no clear association between various histological subtypes of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and the synchronous presence of colon malignancies. We present the rare case of an 81-year-old female patient suffering from chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (chRCC) and an angiomyolipoma of her left kidney, synchronous with an adenocarcinoma of the caecum. While there is an established connection between RCC and colon cancer, a literature review is performed to specify this association in regard to chRCC and the synchronous presence of colon malignancies...
September 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607172/tweety-homologue-1-drives-brain-colonization-of-gliomas
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Erik Jung, Matthias Osswald, Jonas Blaes, Benedikt Wiestler, Felix Sahm, Torsten Schmenger, Gergely Solecki, Katrin Deumelandt, Felix T Kurz, Ruifan Xie, Sophie Weil, Oliver Heil, Carina Thomé, Miriam Gömmel, Mustafa Syed, Peter Häring, Peter E Huber, Sabine Heiland, Michael Platten, Andreas von Deimling, Wolfgang Wick, Frank Winkler
Early and progressive colonization of the healthy brain is one hallmark of diffuse gliomas, including glioblastomas. Recently we have discovered ultra-long (> ten to hundreds of microns) membrane protrusions (tumor microtubes, TMs) that are extended by glioma cells. TMs were associated with the capacity of glioma cells to effectively invade the brain, and proliferate. Moreover, TMs were also used by some tumor cells to interconnect to one large, resistant multicellular network. Here, we performed a correlative gene expression microarray and in vivo imaging analysis, and identified novel molecular candidates for TM formation and function...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598731/neoplasms-of-the-appendix-pictorial-review-with-clinical-and-pathologic-correlation
#20
Laura M Leonards, Anokh Pahwa, Maitraya K Patel, Jeffrey Petersen, Michael J Nguyen, Cecilia M Jude
Appendiceal neoplasms are uncommon tumors of the gastrointestinal tract that may manifest with symptoms of appendicitis, right lower quadrant pain, or palpable mass, leading to imaging or surgical intervention. The majority of appendiceal masses consist of primary epithelial neoplasms and neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Epithelial neoplasms-mucinous and nonmucinous types-are more often detected at imaging than NETs due to their larger size and propensity for peritoneal spread and metastatic disease. Epithelial mucinous neoplasms are defined by the presence of mucin, detected at radiologic and pathologic examination...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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