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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920694/pancreatic-and-hepatic-metastasis-of-an-undiagnosed-choriocarcinoma-an-exceptional-cause-of-haemoperitoneum-in-young-women-report-of-a-rare-case
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Nishat Fatema, Neeru Vinod Arora, Fatma Majid Al Abri, Yaseer Muhammad Tareq Khan
Haemoperitoneum in women of reproductive age usually suggests either ruptured ectopic pregnancy or ruptured ovarian cysts. Metastatic choriocarcinoma is considered the least common cause of haemoperitoneum in women of childbearing age. We report a rare case of pancreatic and hepatic metastasis of choriocarcinoma in a young, 30-year-old female who had delivered 10 months prior at term gestation with no previous history of gestational trophoblastic disease or molar pregnancy. She had a short history of fever and pain in the right hypochondrium, with findings of hypovolaemic shock due to intraperitoneal haemorrhage...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900108/high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-for-choriocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Kayo Fujikake, Tetsuya Nishida, Makoto Murata, Ayako Mitsuma, Yuichi Ando, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Choriocarcinoma is a malignant gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) and one of the curable types of gynecological cancer. However, 10% of choriocarcinoma patients have a poor prognosis, particularly when they have metastasis, apart from pulmonary metastasis, or do not go into remission by the second chemotherapeutic regimen. We herein present the case of a 36-year-old patient who had choriocarcinoma with metastases to the lungs, liver and kidneys. The 5th and 6th regimens with cisplatin for choriocarcinoma failed and the patient developed brain metastases...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899973/expression-patterns-of-maspin-and-mutant-p53-are-associated-with-the-development-of-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia
#3
Pengming Sun, Qibin Wu, Guanyu Ruan, Xiu Zheng, Yiyi Song, Jianfan Zhun, Lixiang Wu, Walter H Gotlieb
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of conditions that originate from the abnormal proliferation of trophoblastic cells. GTDs encompass hydatidiform moles (HMs) and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). GTNs are a group of malignant diseases that require chemotherapy, or more aggressive treatment. There is a requirement for more tumor markers to predict the development of GTN from HMs. The current study evaluated the expression of maspin and tumor protein p53 (p53) in GTD, and their role in predicting the development of GTN...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895503/methotrexate-induces-dna-damage-and-inhibits-homologous-recombination-repair-in-choriocarcinoma-cells
#4
Lisha Xie, Tiancen Zhao, Jing Cai, You Su, Zehua Wang, Weihong Dong
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanism of sensitivity to methotrexate (MTX) in human choriocarcinoma cells regarding DNA damage response. METHODS: Two choriocarcinoma cancer cell lines, JAR and JEG-3, were utilized in this study. An MTX-sensitive osteosarcoma cell line MG63, an MTX-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer cell line A2780 and an MTX-resistant cervical adenocarcinoma cell line Hela served as controls. Cell viability assay was carried out to assess MTX sensitivity of cell lines...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879033/regulation-of-the-placental-bcrp-transporter-by-ppar-gamma
#5
Yixin Lin, Kristin M Bircsak, Ludwik Gorczyca, Xia Wen, Lauren M Aleksunes
Identifying regulators of placental breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) expression is critical as downregulation of this transporter may increase exposure of the fetus to xenobiotics. Here, we sought to test whether the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) regulates BCRP expression in the placenta. To test this, human BeWo placental choriocarcinoma cells were cultured with the PPARγ agonist rosiglitazone or the PPARγ antagonist T0070907 for 24 h. Messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of syncytialization markers, GCM1 and hCGβ, as well as BCRP increased with PPARγ agonist treatment...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862157/gonadal-tumour-risk-in-292-phenotypic-female-patients-with-disorders-of-sex-development-containing-y-chromosome-or-y-derived-sequence
#6
He Huang, Chunqing Wang, Qinjie Tian
OBJECTIVE: Phenotypic female disorders of sex development (DSD) patients with Y chromosome or Y-derived sequence have an increased risk of gonadal germ cell tumours (GCTs). The objective of the study was to evaluate tumour risk of DSD, summarize the clinical characteristics of patients with GCTs and propose management suggestions. METHODS: Medical records of 292 patients diagnosed DSD and undergoing bilateral gonadectomy at Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1996 to March 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818298/involvement-of-l-type-amino-acid-transporter-1-in-the-transport-of-gabapentin-into-human-placental-choriocarcinoma-cells
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Ayako Furugen, Yuri Ishiguro, Masaki Kobayashi, Katsuya Narumi, Ayako Nishimura, Takeshi Hirano, Ken Iseki
Gabapentin (GBP) is a widely used antiepileptic drug, with potential for use in the treatment of epilepsy in pregnant women. Although studies have examined GBP transport mechanisms across the blood-brain barrier, kidney, and intestine, the mechanism in the placenta has not been fully elucidated. We previously reported that GBP accumulates at high concentrations in human placental choriocarcinoma BeWo cells. The purpose of this study was to examine the transport mechanism of GBP in placental choriocarcinoma cells (BeWo and JEG-3), and to identify the carrier involved...
November 3, 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807803/choriocarcinoma-syndrome-after-resection-of-primary-pulmonary-choriocarcinoma-report-of-a-case
#8
Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Ryo Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Choriocarcinoma syndrome is known as a lethal complication from tumoral hemorrhage, which frequently occurs at the site of tumor metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old man with 60-pack-year smoking history was referred to our hospital because of hemoptysis. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed a 28 × 18 mm spiculated nodule with a cavity infiltrating the left upper lobe. A transbronchial lung biopsy was performed, and histopathological examinations revealed adenocarcinoma...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803193/imprints-and-dppa3-are-bypassed-during-pluripotency-and-differentiation-coupled-methylation-reprogramming-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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J Keith Killian, Lambert C J Dorssers, Britton Trabert, Ad J M Gillis, Michael B Cook, Yonghong Wang, Joshua J Waterfall, Holly Stevenson, William I Smith, Natalia Noyes, Parvathy Retnakumar, J Hans Stoop, J Wolter Oosterhuis, Paul S Meltzer, Katherine A McGlynn, Leendert H J Looijenga
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) share germline ancestry but diverge phenotypically and clinically as seminoma (SE) and nonseminoma (NSE), the latter including the pluripotent embryonal carcinoma (EC) and its differentiated derivatives, teratoma (TE), yolk sac tumor (YST), and choriocarcinoma. Epigenomes from TGCTs may illuminate reprogramming in both normal development and testicular tumorigenesis. Herein we investigate pure-histological forms of 130 TGCTs for conserved and subtype-specific DNA methylation, including analysis of relatedness to pluripotent stem cell (ESC, iPSC), primordial germ cell (PGC), and differentiated somatic references...
November 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793609/primary-choriocarcinoma-of-the-bladder-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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M Francesca Monn, Kaitlin R Jaqua, Richard Bihrle, Liang Cheng
Primary choriocarcinoma of the urinary bladder is a rare entity, and should be distinguished from urothelial carcinoma with trophoblastic differentiation. The leading treatment modalities include surgical extirpation, chemotherapy, and radiation; however, survival remains poor. Herein we describe a rare case of choriocarcinoma of the bladder in a man who presented for evaluation with hematuria and subsequently underwent radical cystectomy with urinary diversion. Diagnosis of extragonadal germ cell tumor was confirmed using fluorescence in situ hybridization identification of isochromosome 12p...
September 7, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770612/let-7i-induced-atg4b-suppression-is-essential-for-autophagy-of-placental-trophoblast-in-preeclampsia
#11
Yinyan Xu, Xinyan Huang, Juan Xie, Yanni Chen, Jing Fu, Li Wang
Autophagy, identified as type II programmed cell death, has already been known to be involved in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia (PE), which is a gestational disease with high morbidity. The present study aims to investigate the functional role of let-7i, a miRNA, in trophoblastic autophagy. Placental tissue used in this study was collected from patients with severe preeclampsia (SPE) or normal pregnant women. A decreased level of let-7i was found in placenta of SPE. In addition, autophagic vacuoles were observed in SPE and the expression of microtubule associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) II/I was elevated...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760975/-two-cases-of-germ-cell-tumors-with-hyperthyroidism-due-to-high-serum-hcglevels
#12
Ichiro Chihara, Satoshi Nitta, Tomokazu Kimura, Shuya Kandori, Takashi Kawahara, Natsui Waku, Takahiro Kojima, Akira Joraku, Jun Miyazaki, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Hiroaki Suzuki, Koji Kawai, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
We reported two cases of hyperthyroidism that developed during induction chemotherapy for advanced germ cell tumors with high serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels. Case 1 : An 18-year-old man with mediastinal choriocarcinoma complained of tachycardia and tremor. His pretreatment serum hCG level was 1.37 million mIU/ml. The free thyroxine (fT4) level measured on day 2 of the first course of bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin (BEP) was elevated to 7.8 ng/dl (<1.7 ng/dl), whereasthe thyroidstimulating hormone (TSH) level was undetectable...
September 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760619/-pubertal-ovarian-non-gestational-choriocarcinoma-report-of-a-case
#13
R G Xing, W W Zhou, X L Zhang, X Zhang, Y Miao, L Tian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754472/the-present-and-future-of-serum-diagnostic-tests-for-testicular-germ-cell-tumours
#14
REVIEW
Matthew J Murray, Robert A Huddart, Nicholas Coleman
Testicular germ cell tumours (GCTs) are the most common malignancy occurring in young adult men and the incidence of these tumours is increasing. Current research priorities in this field include improving overall survival for patients classified as being 'poor-risk' and reducing late effects of treatment for patients classified as 'good-risk'. Testicular GCTs are broadly classified into seminomas and nonseminomatous GCTs (NSGCTs). The conventional serum protein tumour markers α-fetoprotein (AFP), human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) show some utility in the management of testicular malignant GCT...
December 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744215/solitary-lung-metastasis-from-gestational-choriocarcinoma-resected-six-years-after-hydatidiform-mole-a-case-report
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Yoshihito Iijima, Hirohiko Akiyama, Yuki Nakajima, Hiroyasu Kinoshita, Iwao Mikami, Hidetaka Uramoto, Tomomi Hirata
INTRODUCTION: Recently, the opportunity to encounter lung metastasis from choriocarcinoma has become very rare for thoracic surgeons, since chemotherapy works very well and the operative indications for lung metastasis are limited. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 45-year-old woman with a past history of hydatidiform mole six years previously was found to have a nodulous chest shadow in the right middle lung field on a chest radiography. She was also suspected of having an ovarian tumor and underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714811/inhibitory-effects-of-quercetin-on-progression-of-human-choriocarcinoma-cells-are-mediated-through-pi3k-akt-and-mapk-signal-transduction-cascades
#16
Whasun Lim, Changwon Yang, Sunwoo Park, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
As a major dietary flavonol, quercetin mitigates proliferation and progression of cancer due to its anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and apoptotic biological effects on cells. Although its apoptotic effects have been reported for various cancers, little is known of the functional role of quercetin in gestational choriocarcinoma. Results of the present study indicated that quercetin reduced proliferation and induced cell death in two choriocarcinoma cell lines, JAR and JEG3 cells, with an increase in the sub-G1 phase of the cell cycle...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713862/pure-stage-i-seminoma-with-an-elevated-hcg-of-25-265%C3%A2-miu-ml-a-case-report
#17
Hiromichi Katayama, Hiroshi Aoki, Katsuyuki Taguchi, Yuu Sakurada, Tomonori Sato, Masahiro Takahashi, Rie Shibuya, Hiroshi Naganuma, Shigeto Ishidoya
We report a histologically pure stage 1 seminoma with an elevated human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). A 38 year-old man was referred for the evaluation of the left testicular swelling. He showed an elevated serum hCG level of 25,265 mIU/ml with normal a fetoprotein and lactate dehydrogenase. Imaging showed heterogeneous tumor without any metastatic lesions. We conducted 4 courses of chemotherapy before detecting hCG nadir. The final pathological report showed pure seminoma with syncytiotrophoblastic cells but no choriocarcinoma components...
November 2016: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701078/spontaneous-reproductive-pathology-in-female-guinea-pigs
#18
Tamara Veiga-Parga, Krista M D La Perle, Shelley J Newman
Reproductive pathology of domestic guinea pigs is underreported to date. To provide a comprehensive review of uterine disease in guinea pigs, we performed a retrospective study of the pathology archives of the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. By histology, 13 of 37 uterine lesions in 23 animals were neoplastic; the other 24 nonneoplastic lesions included cystic endometrial hyperplasia (16 of 24), endometrial hemorrhage (3 of 24), pyometra (2 of 24), polyp (2 of 24), and mucometra (1 of 24)...
November 2016: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697227/dna-methylation-associated-repression-of-mest-peg1-expression-contributes-to-the-invasion-of-extravillous-trophoblast-cells
#19
Wei Peng, Ying Chen, Xin Luo, Nan Shan, Xi Lan, David Olson, Hua Zhang, Yu-Bin Ding, Hong-Bo Qi
INTRODUCTION: The invasion of extravillous cytotrophoblasts (EVTs) into the maternal uterine decidua and vasculature is critical for human placenta development and pregnancy maintenance. The imprinted gene MEST/PEG1 has been implicated in trophoblast development; however, the role of MEST in EVT invasion and the accompanying early pregnancy complications are not fully understood. METHODS: Western blot, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry were used to detect MEST protein expression and localization by using antibodies recognize 2 reported isoforms...
October 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688920/chemotherapy-used-to-halt-lower-gi-bleeding-in-a-rare-case-of-metastatic-choriocarcinoma-to-the-gi-tract
#20
Ralph Kamel, Talal Seoud, Teniola Oluwadamilola, Michael Karass, Emily Grossniklaus, Gabriela Oprea-Ilies, Daniel A Goldstein, Sanjay Jain
Choriocarcinoma, a nonseminomatous germ cell tumor, is a rare type of testicular malignancy that tends to occur in young males. It is, however, exceedingly rare for choriocarcinoma to involve the GI tract. In this article, we present a rare case of a 31-year-old male, diagnosed with choriocarcinoma of the left testes, along with several metastases to distant sites. The patient presented with headaches and severe lower GI bleeding due to metastases to the GI tract, which was eventually controlled with systemic chemotherapy, while requiring several units of packed RBCs during his admission to the hospital...
2016: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
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