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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040332/the-developmental-programme-for-genesis-of-the-entire-kidney-is-recapitulated-in-wilms-tumour
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Ryuji Fukuzawa, Matthew R Anaka, Ian M Morison, Anthony E Reeve
Wilms tumour (WT) is an embryonal tumour that recapitulates kidney development. The normal kidney is formed from two distinct embryological origins: the metanephric mesenchyme (MM) and the ureteric bud (UB). It is generally accepted that WT arises from precursor cells in the MM; however whether UB-equivalent structures participate in tumorigenesis is uncertain. To address the question of the involvement of UB, we assessed 55 Wilms tumours for the molecular features of MM and UB using gene expression profiling, immunohistochemsitry and immunofluorescence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028511/a-pictorial-review-of-diagnostic-pitfalls-of-developmental-anomalies-and-variants-in-pancreatic-imaging
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Jong Eun Lee, Sang Soo Shin, Shin Jung Kim, Suk Hee Heo, Hyo Soon Lim, Jin Woong Kim, Yong Yeon Jeong
Developmental anomalies and anatomic variants of the pancreas vary widely, and most of them are encountered incidentally during radiologic evaluation. However, some of these anomalies and variants are potentially pathologic and may cause various clinical presentations in childhood or adulthood. The early identification of these entities in various imaging modalities including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging would be valuable in making correct diagnoses and, in turn, preventing unnecessary additional procedures...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018484/infrapatellar-fat-pad-stem-cells-from-developmental-biology-to-cell-therapy
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Ronaldo J F C do Amaral, Henrique V Almeida, Daniel J Kelly, Fergal J O'Brien, Cathal J Kearney
The ideal cell type to be used for cartilage therapy should possess a proven chondrogenic capacity, not cause donor-site morbidity, and should be readily expandable in culture without losing their phenotype. There are several cell sources being investigated to promote cartilage regeneration: mature articular chondrocytes, chondrocyte progenitors, and various stem cells. Most recently, stem cells isolated from joint tissue, such as chondrogenic stem/progenitors from cartilage itself, synovial fluid, synovial membrane, and infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) have gained great attention due to their increased chondrogenic capacity over the bone marrow and subcutaneous adipose-derived stem cells...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017464/respective-contribution-of-the-cephalic-neural-crest-and-mesoderm-to-six1-expressing-head-territories-in-the-avian-embryo
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Barbara F Fonseca, Gérard Couly, Elisabeth Dupin
BACKGROUND: Vertebrate head development depends on a series of interactions between many cell populations of distinct embryological origins. Cranial mesenchymal tissues have a dual embryonic source: - the neural crest (NC), which generates most of craniofacial skeleton, dermis, pericytes, fat cells, and tenocytes; and - the mesoderm, which yields muscles, blood vessel endothelia and some posterior cranial bones. The molecular players that orchestrate co-development of cephalic NC and mesodermal cells to properly construct the head of vertebrates remain poorly understood...
October 10, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987788/biomechanics-and-developmental-potential-of-oocytes-and-embryos
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Jonathan Kort, Barry Behr
The high incidence of multiple embryo transfers is evidence of the need for better methods of embryo selection. Additionally, methods to determine the reproductive competence of unfertilized oocytes are critically needed to inform the growing population of patients undergoing fertility preservation. The ideal method of oocyte and embryo selection would be noninvasive, inexpensive, and able to be incorporated into embryology workflow with minimal disruption. Methods to assess the biomechanical properties of cells offer many of these traits, and there is a growing body of evidence in multiple cell types demonstrating the biomechanical properties of cells are reflective of a cell's intrinsic health...
October 4, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966305/functional-vascular-anatomy-of-the-brain
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Michihiro Tanaka
Functional vascular anatomy is the study of anatomy in its relation to the function that figures out the normal and pathological vascularization of the brain and spinal cord. The mechanism of anatomical variations (e.g. fenestration of the basilar artery, persistent primitive trigeminal artery, and aberrant subclavian artery) can be explained according to the embryological development of the cardiovascular system. The most developmental process is common among the species of the vertebrates from the fish to the mammalian in the early phase of embryo...
October 2, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964675/the-congenital-undescended-scapula-syndrome-sprengel-and-the-cleithrum-a-case-series-and-hypothesis
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Rishi Dhir, Kuen Chin, Simon Lambert
BACKGROUND: Sprengel deformity is a rare congenital shoulder girdle anomaly characterized by scapula malposition, periscapular muscle atrophy, and limited shoulder movement. Traditionally, it has been managed by omovertebral bar excision and muscle transplantation procedures guided by age and Cavendish grade. We present a unique observation in humans: a case series with Sprengel deformity possessing a cleithrum, an ancestral remnant of shoulder girdle development found in archaic bony fish...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964656/-the-dorsoventral-inversion-an-attempt-of-synthesis
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S Louryan, N Vanmuylder
The invertebrates, with known exception of echinoderms, are hyponeurian and protostomian. By contrast, echinoderms, chordates and vertebrate are epineurian and deuterostomian. Convinced of the uniqueness origin of all species, Etienne Geoffroy Saint Hilaire (1772-1844), had postulated a complete inversion of body plan to explain this difference. He had to face up to the hostility of the fixist Georges Cuvier (1763-1832). Much later, famous embryologists such as Maurice Caullery still believed that this idea was erroneous...
September 27, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929000/successful-vaginal-delivery-of-naturally-conceived-dicavitary-twin-in-didelphys-uterus-a-rare-reported-case
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Houda Nasser Al Yaqoubi, Nishat Fatema
Didelphys uterus, or double uterus, is an embryological developmental malformation of the müllerian ducts with the incidence of approximately 8.3% of all müllerian duct abnormalities (MDAs). Didelphys uterus accompanying dicavitary twin gestation is encountered as a very rare entity with overall incidence of about 1 in 1,000,000. We report a rare case of didelphys uterus, diagnosed since her first pregnancy, and during her fourth pregnancy she conceived dicavitary twin naturally without any infertility treatment...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885087/encephalocele-development-from-a-congenital-meningocele-case-report
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Gurpreet S Gandhoke, Ezequiel Goldschmidt, Robert Kellogg, Stephanie Greene
A fetal MRI study obtained at 21 weeks' gestation revealed a suboccipital meningocele without hydrocephalus. One day after term birth, MRI demonstrated an acquired cerebellar encephalocele, and MRI obtained 5 months later showed progressive enlargement of the encephalocele, still without obvious hydrocephalus. The patient underwent an operation in which an external ventricular drain was placed, the grossly normal cerebellum was reduced into the posterior fossa without resection, and the dural defect was closed...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851468/persistent-fifth-aortic-arch-the-great-pretender-in-clinical-practice
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David F A Lloyd, S Y Ho, Kuberan Pushparajah, Subhasis Chakraborty, Mohamed Nasser, Hideki Uemura, Rodney Franklin, Alan G Magee
Persistence of the embryonic "fifth aortic arch" in postnatal life is a rare, enigmatic - and at times controversial - condition, with variable anatomical forms and physiological consequences. First described in humans over 40 years ago by Van Praagh, the condition was labelled the "great pretender" by Gerlis 25 years later, because of its apparent propensity to mimic anatomically similar structures. Despite many subsequent case reports citing the condition, the true developmental origin of these structures remains unresolved, and has been the subject of debate among embryologists for more than a century...
August 30, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818334/the-use-of-acupuncture-in-first-aid-of-burns-clinical-report
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A Loskotova, J Loskotova
Burns are a very painful skin injury, or injury of soft tissues. The development of post-traumatic stress disorder can develop, even in those with minor injuries (Ia-IIb degree). Development of problems is very rapid and intense since, according to developmental embryology, the skin and central nervous system (CNS) descend from the same germ layer-ectoderm. This clinical report presents the results acquired from the data of 1008 patients suffering from burns treated by the acupuncture (ACU)-from 1983-2015 in the surgery ward of the hospital in Vysoke Myto in the Czech Republic...
August 14, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808898/wilhelm-his-and-mechanistic-approaches-to-development-at-the-time-of-entwicklungsmechanik
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Jean-Claude Dupont
At the end of the nineteenth century, approaches from experimental physiology made inroads into embryological research. A new generation of embryologists felt urged to study the mechanisms of organ formation. This new program, most prominently defended by Wilhelm Roux (1850-1924), was called Entwicklungsmechanik. Named variously as "causal embryology", "physiological embryology" or "developmental mechanics", it catalyzed the movement of embryology from a descriptive science to one exploring causal mechanisms...
August 14, 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807504/bone-up-craniomandibular-development-and-hard-tissue-biomineralization-in-neonate-mice
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Khari D Thompson, Holly E Weiss-Bilka, Elizabeth B McGough, Matthew J Ravosa
The presence of regional variation in the osteogenic abilities of cranial bones underscores the fact that the mechanobiology of the mammalian skull is more complex than previously recognized. However, the relationship between patterns of cranial bone formation and biomineralization remains incompletely understood. In four strains of mice, micro-computed tomography was used to measure tissue mineral density during perinatal development in three skull regions (calvarium, basicranium, mandible) noted for variation in loading environment, embryological origin, and ossification mode...
January 29, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764139/atlantooccipital-fusion-prevalence-and-its-developmental-and-clinical-correlation
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D K Sharma, Deepak Sharma, Vandana Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Atlantooccipital fusion or occipitalization of atlas or assimilation of atlas is a rare or uncommon abnormality recorded in anatomical, morphological and radiological studies. It is usually associated with reduction in dimensions of foramen magnum leading to acute or chronic neurovascular compression and clinical manifestations of varying severity. Though, atlantooccipital fusion is rare but it is important and significant for the physicians and surgeons for their diagnostic and therapeutic approach...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757335/imaging-in-cutis-laxa-syndrome-caused-by-a-dominant-negative-aldh18a1-mutation-with-hypotheses-for-intracranial-vascular-tortuosity-and%C3%A2-wide-perivascular-spaces
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P F Sinnige, C M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, P Caruso, A E Lin, M Boon, E Rahikkala, B Callewaert, L C Meiners
The autosomal dominant progeroid form of cutis laxa is a recently identified multiple congenital anomaly disorder characterized by thin, wrinkled skin, a progeroid appearance, intra-uterine growth retardation, postnatal growth restriction, psychomotor developmental delay, microcephaly, cataract, hypotonia and contractures. De novo heterozygous mutations in ALDH18A1 have been described in this condition. We present neuroimaging abnormalities in three patients. One patient had intracranial arterial and venous tortuosity, widened ventricular and extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) spaces, wide perivascular spaces and increased T2 signal intensity in the cerebral white matter over time...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734068/evolution-of-antero-posterior-patterning-of-the-limb-insights-from-the-chick
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REVIEW
Matthew Towers
The developing limbs of chicken embryos have served as pioneering models for understanding pattern formation for over a century. The ease with which chick wing and leg buds can be experimentally manipulated, while the embryo is still in the egg, has resulted in the discovery of important developmental organisers, and subsequently, the signals that they produce. Sonic hedgehog (Shh) is produced by mesenchyme cells of the polarizing region at the posterior margin of the limb bud and specifies positional values across the antero-posterior axis (the axis running from the thumb to the little finger)...
July 22, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698706/personhood-status-of-the-human-zygote-embryo-fetus
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John Janez Miklavcic, Paul Flaman
The fields of biology, medicine, and embryology have described the developmental milestones of humans throughout gestation in great detail. It is less clear as to when humans are recognized as people, persons, or beings with rights that are protected by legislation. The practice of law is irrevocably intertwined with that of ethical conduct; and the time at which a human life is considered a person has implications that extend to health care, legislation on abortion, and autonomy of individuals. This article reviews the economical position that fertilization is the moment that personhood of the conceptus begins...
May 2017: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695964/segmentation-gene-expression-patterns-in-bactrocera-dorsalis-and-related-insects-regulation-and-shape-of-blastoderm-and-larval-cuticle
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Worramin Suksuwan, Xiaoli Cai, Lertluk Ngernsiri, Stefan Baumgartner
The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, is regarded as a severe pest of fruit production in Asia. Despite its economic importance, only limited information regarding the molecular and developmental biology of this insect is known to date. We provide a detailed analysis of B. dorsalis embryology, as well as the expression patterns of a number of segmentation genes known to act during patterning of Drosophila and compare these to the patterns of other insect families. An anterior shift of the expression of gap genes was detected when compared to Drosophila...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673936/targeting-the-hepatocyte-growth-factor-met-pathway-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Dinuka M De Silva, Arpita Roy, Takashi Kato, Fabiola Cecchi, Young H Lee, Kunio Matsumoto, Donald P Bottaro
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-induced activation of its cell surface receptor, the Met tyrosine kinase, drives mitogenesis, motogenesis and morphogenesis in a wide spectrum of target cell types and embryologic, developmental and homeostatic contexts. Typical paracrine HGF/Met signaling is regulated by HGF activation at target cell surfaces, HGF binding-induced receptor activation, internalization and degradation. Despite these controls, HGF/Met signaling contributes to oncogenesis, tumor angiogenesis and invasiveness, and tumor metastasis in many types of cancer, leading to the rapid growth of pathway-targeted anticancer drug development programs...
August 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
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