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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639477/aberrantly-expressed-sall4-promotes-cell-proliferation-via-%C3%AE-catenin-c-myc-pathway-in-human-choriocarcinoma-cells
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Hongbo Zhao, Lanxiang Wu, Jing Wu, Huandi Yu, Jiayi Zhou, Baoxin Luan, Congjian Xu
Sal-like protein 4 (SALL4) has been proved to play a pivotal role in the development and progression of various cancers. Previous studies showed that SALL4 was highly expressed in human choriocarcinoma tissues. However, the role of SALL4 in the biological behavior of human choriocarcinoma cells remains largely unknown. In this study, we first elucidated that SALL4 was highly expressed in human choriocarcinoma cell line JEG-3 and JAR. Sal-like protein 4 knockdown by small interfering RNA (siRNA) decreased c-Myc expression, whereas SALL4 overexpression by transfection of human pLenti-SALL4 construct promoted c-Myc expression...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634489/a-study-of-patients-with-primary-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumors-treated-using-multimodal-therapy
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Yutaro Tanaka, Takehiko Okamura, Takashi Nagai, Daichi Kobayashi, Takahiro Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Akita, Yoshinobu Moritoki, Takahiro Yasui
OBJECTIVES: Primary mediastinal germ cell tumors (PMGCTs) are rare, which often makes them difficult to treat. Herein, we examined patients with PMGCTs who underwent multimodal treatment. METHODS: We examined 6 patients (median age: 25 years, range: 19-27 years) with PMGCTs who underwent multimodal treatment between April 2001 and March 2015. Three patients had seminomas, 2 patients had yolk sac tumors, and 1 patient had choriocarcinoma. The median observation period was 32...
2017: Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607811/prognosis-of-gestational-choriocarcinoma-diagnosed-incidentally-during-laparoscopy-for-a-presumed-cornual-pregnancy-a-report-of-five-cases
#3
Shiping Liu, Chenchen Fan, Fengzhi Feng, Yang Xiang, Xirun Wan, Tong Ren
The clinical presentations of gestational choriocarcinoma vary markedly, and a misdiagnosis could be made in atypical patients if simply relying on clinical features. Laparoscopic resection of uterine mass lesion is rarely used in gestational choriocarcinoma diagnosis because of the fear of heavy blood loss and distant metastasis. Five patients who were preoperatively diagnosed as having cornual pregnancy underwent laparoscopic resection of mass lesion and then proved to have gestational choriocarcinoma based on pathological examinations...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603942/primary-hepatic-choriocarcinoma-in-an-83-year-old-woman
#4
Akihiko Fukagawa, Naoto Fujita, Kenji Ohira, Hajime Fujimoto, Nobuaki Goto, Akinori Nozawa
We present a case of primary hepatic choriocarcinoma in an 83-year-old Japanese woman with gastric wall and lymph node metastases and a splenic vein tumor thrombus. Multiple irregular hepatic tumors with massive necrosis and hemorrhage were observed during autopsy. Syncytiotrophoblast-like and mononucleated cytotrophoblast-like cell morphology with focal hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-like trabecular structures was observed. In immunohistochemical analyses, the tumor cells expressed human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and cytokeratins (AE1/AE3, CK7, CK19) but were negative for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), glypican-3, and vimentin...
June 11, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597291/multiple-drug-transporters-mediate-the-placental-transport-of-sulpiride
#5
Mengru Bai, Zhiyuan Ma, Dongli Sun, Caihong Zheng, Yayun Weng, Xi Yang, Ting Jiang, Huidi Jiang
Sulpiride is a typical antipsychotic drug for the treatment of schizophrenia, depression and other psychological disorders. It has been proven that a small amount of sulpiride could cross the human placenta using an ex vivo placental perfusion model. However, the placental transfer mechanism has not been elucidated. Considering the structure of sulpiride, we speculated that the transporters expressed in placenta might be involved in sulpiride uptake across the blood-placenta barrier. The aim of our study was to determine which transporters contributed to the placental transfer of sulpiride...
June 9, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582346/endometrial-carcinoma-with-trophoblastic-components-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-a-rare-entity
#6
Kojo R Rawish, Natalia Buza, Wenxin Zheng, Oluwole Fadare
Somatic endometrial carcinomas with trophoblastic components have only rarely been described. To better characterize this distinctive combination of histotypes, we report herein 4 new cases, representing the largest cohort reported thus far, and review previously reported cases. The 4 new patients ranged in age from 61 to 77 yr (mean, 68 yr). The first patient had a grade 2 endometrioid carcinoma, surgical International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IA, that recurred 5 months later at the vaginal apex with purely choriocarcinoma elements, suggestive of unsampled trophoblastic areas in the uterus...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567335/rare-presentation-of-metastatic-cystic-trophoblastic-tumor-in-a%C3%A2-patient-without-prior-chemotherapy
#7
Michael L Wang, Jonathan B McHugh, Alon Z Weizer, Todd M Morgan, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Andrew P Sciallis, Amir Lagstein, Daniel E Spratt, Rohit Mehra
Cystic trophoblastic tumor (CTT) is a rare testicular germ cell tumor (GCT) predominantly seen in post-chemotherapy patients. It is prognostically similar to teratoma and requires no additional chemotherapy in the absence of a nonteratomatous GCT component. We report a case of metastatic CTT in a patient with primary testicular teratoma without prior chemotherapy. Retroperitoneal lymph node metastases contained teratoma, embryonal carcinoma, and CTT. The CTT was β-hCG positive and SALL4 negative by immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567059/intraplacental-choriocarcinoma-rare-or-underdiagnosed-report-of-2-cases-diagnosed-after-an-incomplete-miscarriage-and-a-preterm-spontaneous-vaginal-delivery
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Rita Ferraz Caldas, Paula Oliveira, Cátia Rodrigues, Inês Reis, Horácio Scigliano, Rosete Nogueira, Célia Araújo, Soledade Ferreira
Intraplacental choriocarcinoma is a rare malignant tumor diagnosed after an abortion, an ectopic pregnancy, or a term or preterm pregnancy or following the diagnosis of a hydatidiform mole. During pregnancy, it may be more common than reported, as most patients are asymptomatic and placental choriocarcinomas are usually inconspicuous macroscopically and are often mistaken for an infarct. Based upon a case study methodology, we describe 2 cases of intraplacental choriocarcinoma: the first case was identified in the product of a uterine curettage following an incomplete miscarriage and the second in one of the placentas of a bichorionic twin pregnancy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565757/an-exploratory-study-into-the-role-of-mir-204-5p-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension
#9
Zhixiong Mei, Baoqin Huang, Ying Mo, Jianhui Fan
The molecular mechanism that leads to pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), a pregnancy-specific syndrome, remains poorly understood. It has been suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) may be potentially useful biomarkers for severe preeclampsia (PE), which is an important condition associated with PIH. The aim of the present study was to identify miR-204 by verifying differentially expressed serum miRNAs in patients with PIH during pregnancy compared with normal controls. Subsequently, the effects of miR-204 on proliferation and apoptosis of human choriocarcinoma (JAR) cells in hypoxic microenvironment were investigated...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550508/metastatic-gestational-choriocarcinoma-a-masquerader-in-obstetrics
#10
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C M McCarthy, J Unterscheider, C Burke, J Coulter
We describe a case of a 36-year-old woman presenting with vaginal bleeding and suboptimally rising serum human chorionic gonadotropin levels, who was investigated for a pregnancy of unknown location. Ultrasonography, laparoscopy and dilatation and curettage failed to reveal signs of an intra-uterine or intra-abdominal pregnancy. Following computed tomography imaging, a mediastinal mass was histologically determined to be a gestational choriocarcinoma. Following surgical resection and chemotherapy, the patient recovered and proceeded to have a successful intra-uterine pregnancy...
May 26, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546716/complete-molar-pregnancy-in-postmenopausal-woman
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Ahmed Samy El-Agwany, Helmy Abdelsattar Rady, Hassan Mansour Hegab
Gestational trophoblastic disease spectrum ranges from benign hydatidiform mole to trophoblastic malignancy (placental site trophoblastic tumor and choriocarcinoma). Benign gestational trophoblastic disease occurs in women of reproductive age and is extremely rare in postmenopausal women. We describe a case of complete vesicular mole in a 55-year-old postmenopausal woman complaining of postmenopausal bleeding. To our knowledge, our case represents one of the rare descriptions in the world literature of a benign complete hydatidiform mole in a postmenopausal woman...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545271/-effect-of-microrna-106b-on-the-invasion-and-proliferation-of-trophoblasts-through-targeting-mmp-2
#12
J Li, J M Wang, Y H Liu, Z Zhang, N Han, J Y Wang, S H Xue, P Wang
Objective: To investigate the expression of microRNA-106b (miR-106b) in the placentas of patients with pre-eclampsia and its relationship with matrix metallopeptidase (MMP) -2, and its effect on the invasion and proliferation of trophoblasts. Methods: (1) Placental tissues were collected from patients with mild pre-eclampsia (mPE, n=30), severe pre-eclampsia (sPE, n=30) and normal pregnant women (n=40). Human choriocarcinoma cell lines JAR and JEG3 were assigned to the miR-106b mimics group, the mimics negative control group, the miR-106b inhibitor group and the inhibitor negative control group, respectively...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539868/burned-out-metastatic-testicular-tumor-choriocarcinoma
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Mohammed S El-Sharkawy, Abdulaziz S Al-Jibali
Burned-out testicular tumor is a very rare clinical entity. There is no clinical finding in the testicle because it regresses spontaneously without any treatment and generally presents with metastases. Clinical examination of the testis and scrotal sonography are pivotal in the initial diagnosis of such neoplasms. We present a case of a 22-year-old male with hemoptysis, weight loss, and abdominal pain for the past 2 weeks and no palpable lesion on testicular examination. No relevant past medical history.
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539318/serum-estradiol-levels-in-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-directly-affect-the-endometrium
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Kamran Ullah, Tanzil Ur Rahman, Hai-Tao Pan, Meng-Xi Guo, Xin-Yan Dong, Juan Liu, Lu-Yang Jin, Yi Cheng, Zhang-Hong Ke, Jun Ren, Xian-Hua Lin, Xiao-Xiao Qiu, Ting-Ting Wang, He-Feng Huang, Jian-Zhong Sheng
Previous studies have shown that increasing concentrations of estradiol had a toxic effect on the embryo and were deleterious to embryo adhesion. In this study, we evaluated the physiological impact of estradiol levels on endometrial cells to unveil that serum estradiol levels probably targeted endometrium in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) protocols. An attachment model of human choriocarcinoma (JAr) cell spheroids to receptive-phase endometrial epithelial cells and Ishikawa cells treated with different estradiol (10-9M or 10-7M) levels was developed...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536927/involvement-of-the-dna-mismatch-repair-system-in-cisplatin-sensitivity-of-testicular-germ-cell-tumours
#15
Christiane Rudolph, Cecilie Melau, John E Nielsen, Kristina Vile Jensen, Dekang Liu, Javier Pena-Diaz, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Lene Juel Rasmussen, Anne Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) are highly sensitive to cisplatin-based chemotherapy, but patients with tumours containing differentiated teratoma components are less responsive to this treatment. The cisplatin sensitivity in TGCT has previously been linked to the embryonic phenotype in the majority of tumours, although the underlying mechanism largely remains to be elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system in the cisplatin sensitivity of TGCT...
May 23, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534963/n-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-iva-promotes-invasion-of-choriocarcinoma
#16
Kimihiro Nishino, Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Yoko Sekiya, Yoriko Yamashita, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) results from the malignant transformation of placental trophoblasts which secrete human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as do normal placenta or hydatidiform mole. N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase IV (GnT-IV) is a glycosyltransferase which catalyses the formation of β1,4GlcNAc branches on the mannose core of N-glycans. Previous studies reported that β1,4GlcNAc branches on hCG were detected in GTN but not in normal pregnancy or hydatidiform mole. The aim of the present study was to understand the role of GnT-IVa in choriocarcinoma and find the target proteins for GnT-IVa glycosylation which contribute to the malignancy of choriocarcinoma...
May 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529267/endometrial-adenocarcinoma-with-choriocarcinomatous-differentiation-in-the-uterus-of-a-goat
#17
Masashi Kawashima, Risa Segawa, Toshinori Yoshida, Hirotada Murayama, Rei Nagahara, Masayuki Kimura, Natsumi Endo, Tomomi Tanaka, Makoto Shibutani
An 11-year-old female goat had invasive and metastatic endometrial adenocarcinoma in the uterus. There was a notable proliferation of endometrial epithelial cells in a tubular growth pattern, with a desmoplastic response. The endometrial epithelial tumor cells metastasized to the kidney, liver and lung. In contrast to the primary and metastatic tumor cells, pleomorphic tumor cells with a choriocarcinoma-like growth pattern infiltrated the mesometrium. Cell proliferation activity was high in both types of tumor cells...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524836/effect-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibition-on-the-expression-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-2-in-a-human-placental-trophoblast-cell-line
#18
Hong-Yu Duan, Dan Ma, Kai-Yu Zhou, Tao Wang, Yi Zhang, Yi-Fei Li, Jin-Lin Wu, Yi-Min Hua, Chuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Placental multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2), encoded by ABCC2 gene in human, plays a significant role in regulating drugs' transplacental transfer rates. Studies on placental MRP2 regulation could provide more therapeutic targets for individualized and safe pharmacotherapy during pregnancy. Currently, the roles of epigenetic mechanisms in regulating placental drug transporters are still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effect of histone deacetylases (HDACs) inhibition on MRP2 expression in the placental trophoblast cell line and to explore whether HDAC1/2/3 are preliminarily involved in this process...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515017/fatty-acid-binding-protein3-expression-in-bewo-cells-a-human-placental-choriocarcinoma-cell-line
#19
Claire Leroy, Kari Anne Risan Tobin, Sanjay Basak, Anne Cathrine Staff, Asim K Duttaroy
Cellular uptake of long chain fatty acids in human placental trophoblasts is thought to be mediated by several membrane- and cytoplasmic fatty acid-binding proteins (FABP). FABP3 was shown to be involved in long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) uptake in human trophoblastic choriocarcinoma cells, BeWo as the uptake of arachidonic acid,20:4n-6 (ARA) was decreased in FABP3-knockdown BeWo cells. However, the regulation of expression of FABP3 in these cells is not yet well known. The aim of the present study was to examine the FABP3 expression by LCPUFAs, insulin and LXR agonists in BeWo cells...
May 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495606/the-synthetic-cannabinoid-win-55-212-induced-apoptosis-in-cytotrophoblasts-cells-by-a-mechanism-dependent-on-cb1-receptor
#20
Marta Almada, Lia Costa, Bruno Miguel Fonseca, Cristina Amaral, Natércia Teixeira, Georgina Correia-da-Silva
The endocannabinoid system has evolved as a key regulator in several pathological and physiological processes, including placentation, decidualization and implantation. In addition, it is known that Cannabis and cannabinoids negatively affect female reproduction. Although, the biological action of synthetic cannabinoids, such as WIN-55,212, in human fertility and pregnancy outcome remain to be unveiled. A tight balance between proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis of trophoblast cells is required for placental development and pregnancy outcome...
June 15, 2017: Toxicology
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