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Jose Luis Muñoz-Bravo, Alvaro Flores-Martínez, Griselda Herrero-Martin, Sapna Puri, Makoto Mark Taketo, Anabel Rojas, Matthias Hebrok, David A Cano
Organ formation is achieved through the complex interplay between signaling pathways and transcriptional cascades. The canonical Wnt signaling pathway plays multiple roles during embryonic development including patterning, proliferation and differentiation in distinct tissues. Previous studies have established the importance of this pathway at multiple stages of pancreas formation as well as in postnatal organ function and homeostasis. In mice, gain-of-function experiments have demonstrated that activation of the canonical Wnt pathway results in pancreatic hypoplasia, a phenomenon whose underlying mechanisms remains to be elucidated...
2016: PloS One
Shinjiro Kobayashi, Horoyuki Hoshino, Kouhei Segami, Satoshi Koizumi, Nobuyuki Ooike, Takehito Otsubo
The patient was a 56-year-old woman who had experienced epigastralgia and dorsal pain several times over the last 20 years. She was admitted for a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis, and severe intra- and extrahepatic bile duct dilatation with inner air density was noted. No papilla of Vater was present in the descending duodenum, and 2 small holes were present in the pyloric ring. Bile excretion from one of the small holes was observed under forward-viewing endoscope. It was considered that the pancreatic and bile ducts separately opened into the pyloric ring...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Shinji Yamamoto, Maria Nelander
INTRODUCTION: We present a case report of ectopic pregnancy (EP) after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SKPTx). PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 33-year-old female status post SKPTx suddenly got abdominal pain in the lower level. She had high human chorionic Gonadotropin test. Ultrasonography revealed that there was no fetus in the uterus but a dilated right fallopian tube, which strongly suggested ectopic pregnancy. An emergency operation was performed and a dilated right side uterine tube was found with adhesions to her transplant...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Roberto Catanzaro, Biagio Cuffari, Angelo Italia, Francesco Marotta
After the first description of fatty pancreas in 1933, the effects of pancreatic steatosis have been poorly investigated, compared with that of the liver. However, the interest of research is increasing. Fat accumulation, associated with obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MetS), has been defined as "fatty infiltration" or "nonalcoholic fatty pancreas disease" (NAFPD). The term "fatty replacement" describes a distinct phenomenon characterized by death of acinar cells and replacement by adipose tissue. Risk factors for developing NAFPD include obesity, increasing age, male sex, hypertension, dyslipidemia, alcohol and hyperferritinemia...
September 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Simona Gurzu, Tivadar Bara, Tivadar Bara, Annamaria Fetyko, Ioan Jung
The aim of this study was to present a case of enteric duplication cyst and criteria for a proper differential diagnosis. A 51-year-old male was hospitalized for pancreatic tail neoplasm and distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy was performed. During surgery, a jejunal cystic lesion was incidentally detected and jejunectomy was performed. Microscopically, the cyst was observed to be covered by Keratin 7/Keratin 20 positive intestinal type epithelium and the muscularis layer was shared by the cyst and adjacent jejunum, without a cleavage plane between the cyst wall and jejunal muscularis propria...
September 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Matthew J Ware, Vazrik Keshishian, Justin J Law, Jason C Ho, Carlos A Favela, Paul Rees, Billie Smith, Sayeeduddin Mohammad, Rosa F Hwang, Kimal Rajapakshe, Cristian Coarfa, Shixia Huang, Dean P Edwards, Stuart J Corr, Biana Godin, Steven A Curley
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterized by a prominent desmoplastic/stromal reaction, which contributes to the poor clinical outcome of this disease. Therefore, greater understanding of the stroma development and tumor-stroma interactions is highly required. Pancreatic stellate cells (PSC) are myofibroblast-like cells located in exocrine areas of the pancreas, which as a result of inflammation produced by PDAC migrate and accumulate in the tumor mass, secreting extracellular matrix components and producing the dense PDAC stroma...
November 2016: Biomaterials
Risheng Ye, Miao Wang, Qiong A Wang, Stephen B Spurgin, Zhao V Wang, Kai Sun, Philipp E Scherer
BACKGROUND: Evidence hints at the ability of β-cells to emerge from non-β-cells upon genetic or pharmacological interventions. However, their quantitative contributions to the process of autonomous β-cell regeneration without genetic or pharmacological manipulations remain to be determined. METHODS & RESULTS: Using PANIC-ATTAC mice, a model of titratable, acute β-cell apoptosis capable of autonomous, and effective islet mass regeneration, we demonstrate that an extended washout of residual tamoxifen activity is crucial for β-cell lineage tracing studies using the tamoxifen-inducible Cre/loxP systems...
July 2016: Molecular Metabolism
Hans-Ulrich Häring
This article describes phenotypes observed in a prediabetic population (i.e. a population with increased risk for type 2 diabetes) from data collected at the University hospital of Tübingen. We discuss the impact of genetic variation on insulin secretion, in particular the effect on compensatory hypersecretion, and the incretin-resistant phenotype of carriers of the gene variant TCF7L2 is described. Imaging studies used to characterise subphenotypes of fat distribution, metabolically healthy obesity and metabolically unhealthy obesity are described...
September 2016: Diabetologia
J Serrano-Vicente, J R Infante-Torre, L García-Bernardo, M Moreno-Caballero, A Martínez-Esteve, J I Rayo-Madrid
The case is presented on a patient with abdominal pain and suspicion of neuroendocrine tumor in the tail of the pancreas shown in the abdominal CT and MRI. Whole-body scintigraphy and abdominal SPECT/CT with (99m)Tc-octreotide were performed that showed a nodular lesion partially on the posterior side of the pancreas tail. This nodule showed faint tracer uptake, and was reported as probable neuroendocrine tumor. Partial pancreatectomy and splenectomy were performed, and the histological study identified the lesion as an ectopic spleen...
June 18, 2016: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
Viviana Parra, Fanny Acero, Eligio Alvarez, Diego Mauricio Aponte, Luis Carlos Sabbagh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 18, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
María del Carmen Fregoso-García, Rubén Darío Campomanes-Azamar, José Luis Rodríguez-Chávez, Victor Manuel Madrigal-Rodríguez, Alberto Bañuelos-Franco
BACKGROUND: The ovaries accessories, ectopic and supernumerary represent a rare gynecological disorder; incidence ranges from 129,000 to 1:700,000 cases. CLINIC CASE: Patient 55 years of age who arrived at by diffuse abdominal pain 2 weeks of evolution, nausea and vomiting, with no history of chronic degenerative diseases or surgical. Palpation abdomen soft depressible globoso palpable mass at the expense of 30x20 cm, painless to superficial and deep pressure. Bimanual: anteversoflexion uterus 9 cm, 20 cm tumor, soft, fixed, mild pain in the cervical mobilization funds free bag...
November 2015: Ginecología y Obstetricia de México
Pedro Henrique Lambach Caron, Mariana Ismael Dias Martins, Pedro Luiz Bertevello
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the feasibility, safety and benefits of minimally invasive surgery for resection of gastric submucosal tumor (GSMT). METHODS: we conducted a retrospective study of medical records of patients undergoing endoscopy-assisted laparoscopic resection of gastric submucosal tumors (prospectively collected) from 2011 to 2014. We evaluated clinical data, surgical approach, clinicopathological characteristics of the GSMT (size, location, histopathological and immunohistochemical exams), outcome and patients follow-up...
March 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Rika Motodate, Yuhki Saito, Saori Hata, Toshiharu Suzuki
The X11/Mint family of proteins comprises X11/X11α/Mint1, X11L/X11β/Mint2, and X11L2/X11γ/Mint3. Each of these molecules is an adaptor protein that contains a phosphotyrosine interaction/binding (PI/PTB) and two PDZ domains in its carboxy-terminal region. X11/Mint family members associate with a broad spectrum of membrane proteins, including Alzheimer's β-amyloid precursor protein (APP), alcadeins, and low density lipoprotein receptor proteins, as well as various cytoplasmic proteins including Arf, kalirin-7, and Munc18...
September 1, 2016: Brain Research
Scott M Grundy
The metabolic syndrome is a constellation of metabolic risk factors including atherogenic dyslipidemia (elevated serum triglycerides, reduced high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol), elevated blood pressure, dysglycemia (insulin resistance and elevated serum glucose), a pro-inflammatory state, and a prothrombotic state. Most persons with metabolic syndrome are obese, and usually have abdominal obesity. Generally, obesity is a reflection of overnutrition. A current view is that when adipose tissue fails to store all excess nutrients as triglyceride, lipid begins to accumulate in various tissues (eg, muscle, liver, pancreas, and heart)...
August 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
Tetsuya Takikawa, Atsushi Kanno, Atsushi Masamune, Seiji Hongo, Naoki Yoshida, Eriko Nakano, Shin Miura, Shin Hamada, Kiyoshi Kume, Kazuhiro Kikuta, Morihisa Hirota, Tooru Shimosegawa
A 32-year-old woman was referred due to abdominal pain and elevated liver enzymes. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed ectopic opening of the common bile duct (CBD) into the duodenal bulb. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed a hemispheric bulge in the duodenal bulb. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) revealed the bulge to be cystic dilatation of the CBD. ERCP also showed no communication between the ventral and dorsal pancreatic ducts. We diagnosed the patient with ectopic opening of the CBD accompanied by choledochocele and pancreas divisum...
2016: Internal Medicine
Amanda B Bastidas, David Holloman, Ali Lankarani, Jose M Nieto
Accessory spleens and splenosis represent the congenital and acquired type of ectopic splenic tissue. Generally, they are asymptomatic entities posing as solid hypervascular masses at the splenic hilum or in other organs, such as the pancreas. Intrapancreatic ectopic spleen mimics pancreatic neoplasms on imaging studies, and due to the lack of radiological diagnostic criteria, patients undergo unnecessary distal pancreatectomy. We present the first case of intrapancreatic ectopic spleen in which the concomitant use of needle-based probe confocal laser endomicroscopy and fine-needle aspiration supported the final diagnosis...
April 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
Shruti Balaji, Yu Zhou, Anasuya Ganguly, Emmanuel C Opara, Shay Soker
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that the ectopic expression of PDX1, a dominant pancreatic transcription factor, plays a critical role in the developmental programming of the pancreas even from cells of unrelated tissues such as keratinocytes and amniotic fluid stem cells. In this study we have chosen to drive pancreatic development in human amnion epithelial cells by inducing endogenous PDX1 expression. Further, we have investigated the role of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and Poly-L-Ornithine (PLO) on this differentiation process...
2016: BMC Developmental Biology
Ivan Cekerevac, Marina Petrović, Ljiljana Novković, Dragana Bubanja, Ivan Bubanja, Bojan Djokić, Vesna Stanković, Vladimir Jurisić
Histologically confirmed small cell lung cancer associated with Cushing's syndrome and elevated amylase is rarely described in the literature. We present a case of a 63-year-old patient admitted to cardiology department due to shortness of breath, exhaustion, palpitations and nausea. Elevated values of troponin and electrocardiography suggested that he could have acute coronary syndrome. According to the radiologist's opinion, plane lung radiography was normal. Elevated level of amylase was found in both serum (3802 U/L, normal range 28-100) and urine (12012 U/L, normal range 0-450 U/L), as well as elevated sodium (156 mmol/L, normal range 137-147 mmol/L), hyperglycemia (12 mmol/L, normal range 3...
December 2015: Acta Clinica Croatica
Duminda Subasinghe, Sivasuriya Sivaganesh, Niranthi Perera, Dharmabandhu N Samarasekera
BACKGROUND: Heterotopic pancreas is a rare congenital condition characterised by pancreatic tissue lacking vascular or anatomic communication with the normal pancreas. Most cases of ectopic pancreas are asymptomatic. The preoperative diagnosis of this condition is difficult. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman presented with dyspeptic symptoms of 4 years duration. Contrast enhanced CT (computed tomography) scan of abdomen suggested a gastrointestinal stromal tumour in the fundus of the stomach...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Paola Moreno, Irene Ramos-Álvarez, Terry W Moody, Robert T Jensen
INTRODUCTION: Despite remarkable advances in tumor treatment, many patients still die from common tumors (breast, prostate, lung, CNS, colon, and pancreas), and thus, new approaches are needed. Many of these tumors synthesize bombesin (Bn)-related peptides and over-express their receptors (BnRs), hence functioning as autocrine-growth-factors. Recent studies support the conclusion that Bn-peptides/BnRs are well-positioned for numerous novel antitumor treatments, including interrupting autocrine-growth and the use of over-expressed receptors for imaging and targeting cytotoxic-compounds, either by direct-coupling or combined with nanoparticle-technology...
September 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
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