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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429716/polyembryoma-of-the-testis-a-report-of-two-cases-dominant-within-mixed-germ-cell-tumors-and-review-of-gonadal-polyembryomas
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Jennifer N Stall, Robert H Young
Two testicular mixed germ cell tumors, from men of 21 and 41 years, in which polyembryoma predominated are described. A literature review uncovered an additional five testicular and nine ovarian cases. One tumor occurred in a 60-year-old man, but all others occurred within the typical age range of gonadal germ cell tumors. One male presented with gynecomastia and one female with sexual precocity, but all otherwise had standard clinical manifestations. These tumors are typically large with non-specific gross features, but a few have a prominent hemorrhagic appearance...
April 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422548/epidemiological-profile-and-treatment-outcomes-in-young-adults-19-29-years-of-age-treated-for-cancer-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Victor Hugo Fonseca de Jesus, Taynan Nunes Ribeiro, Ludmilla T Domingos Chinen, Vanessa Alves, Maria Paula Curado, Marcello Ferretti Fanelli
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, the incidence of cancer in young adults (20-39 years) is increasing, and represents an important cause of mortality in this age group. A retrospective study was undertaken to provide information that may lead to improved treatment outcomes. METHODS: Epidemiological, clinicopathological, treatment, and survival information were retrieved from the electronic database registry of a tertiary referral hospital in São Paulo, Brazil for patients 19-29 years of age diagnosed with cancer between January 2007 and December 2012...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413001/development-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-60year-old-female-patient-with-multiple-schwannoma
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Shaokun Zhang, Zhenshan Lv, Yan Liu, Qiao Li, Weiquan Gong, Lidi Liu, Hong Wu
Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically diagnosed 60-year old female patient with multiple schwannoma. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the Yamanaka KMOS reprogramming factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC line showed pluripotency verified by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers, and the iPSC line was able to differentiate into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This in vitro cellular model will be useful for further pathological studies of multiple schwannoma...
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407859/establishment-of-intraperitoneal-germ-cell-transplantation-for-critically-endangered-chinese-sturgeon-acipenser-sinensis
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Huan Ye, Chuang-Ju Li, Hua-Mei Yue, Hao Du, Xiao-Ge Yang, Tasuku Yoshino, Takao Hayashida, Yutaka Takeuchi, Qi-Wei Wei
Recent progress in germ cell transplantation techniques in fish has paved the way for the conservation of endangered species. Here, we developed an intraperitoneal germ cell transplantation procedure using Chinese and Dabry's sturgeon as donor and recipient species, respectively. Histological analysis revealed that primordial germ cells migrated on the peritoneal wall at 16 days post-hatch (dph) in Dabry's sturgeon. The genital ridges of Dabry's sturgeon (recipient) first formed at 28 dph, suggesting that for successful colonization of donor germ cells in the recipient gonads, the transplantation should be performed earlier than this age...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404936/systematic-identification-and-comparison-of-expressed-profiles-of-lncrnas-and-circrnas-with-associated-co-expression-and-cerna-networks-in-mouse-germline-stem-cells
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Xiaoyong Li, Junping Ao, Ji Wu
Accumulating evidence indicates that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and circular RNAs (circRNAs) involve in germ cell development. However, little is known about the functions and mechanisms of lncRNAs and circRNAs in self-renewal and differentiation of germline stem cells. Therefore, we explored the expression profiles of mRNAs, lncRNAs, and circRNAs in male and female mouse germline stem cells by high-throughput sequencing. We identified 18573 novel lncRNAs and 18822 circRNAs in the germline stem cells and further confirmed the existence of these lncRNAs and circRNAs by RT-PCR...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395808/generation-of-non-integrated-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-a-59-year-old-female-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-syndrome
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Dongsheng Guo, Feima Wu, Haikun Liu, Ge Gao, Shanglong Kou, Fan Yang, Nasir Abbas, Tiancheng Zhou, Xiujuan Cai, Hui Zhang, Dajiang Qin, Jialiang Li, Kecheng Xu, Yin-Xiong Li
Urine resource cells were collected from a 59-year-old female patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome (MEN1) for generating iPS cells with episomal plasmids carrying Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and miR-302-367. The patient sustained a heterozygous G>T transition mutation on the exon 9 of Men1 gene that was confirmed by sequencing analysis on the obtained iPSC lines. Karyotyping indicated the chromosomes with normal appearances and numbers. Their pluripotency was demonstrated by gene expression, as well as their abilities for differentiating into three germ layers...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395803/derivation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-with-lrrk2-gene-r1398h-variant-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Dongrui Ma, Murni Tio, Shin Hui Ng, Li Zeng, Christina Ying Yan Lim, Yi Zhao, Eng King Tan
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from a clinically diagnosed 72-year old female Parkinson's disease (PD) patient with R1398H variant in the LRRK2 gene. The PMBCs were reprogrammed with the human OSKM transcription factors using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The transgene-free iPSC showed pluripotency confirmed by immunofluorescent staining for pluripotency markers and differentiated into the 3 germ layers in vivo. The iPSC line also showed normal karyotype. This cellular model provides a good platform for studying the mechanism of PD, and also for drug testing and gene therapy studies...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395800/derivation-and-characterization-of-the-human-embryonic-stem-cell-line-cr-4-differentiation-to-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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John L Mazzilli, Aleksey Y Domozhirov, Stacey L Mueller-Ortiz, Charles A Garcia, Rick A Wetsel, Eva M Zsigmond
The CR-4 human embryonic stem cell line was derived from the inner cell mass of a developing blastocyst. This cell line has been adapted to grow in feeder-free conditions and is especially well-suited for differentiation to retinal pigment epithelium. The line demonstrates a normal human 46,XX female karyotype. Pluripotency was assessed through qRT-PCR for expression of NANOG, OCT-4, and SOX-2. A teratoma assay was performed and results were positive for all three germ layers. Testing for Mycoplasma was negative...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395746/derivation-of-the-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-mui017-a-from-a-patient-with-homozygous-hemoglobin-constant-spring
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Wasinee Wongkummool, Warun Maneepitasut, Thongperm Munkongdee, Pirut Tong-Ngam, Amornrat Tangprasittipap, Saovaros Svasti, Narisorn Kitiyanant, Kittiphong Paiboonsukwong, Suthat Fucharoen, Alisa Tubsuwan
Hemoglobin Constant Spring (HbCS, HBA2: c.427T>C) is a common nondeletional α-thalassemia resulting from a nucleotide substitution at the termination codon of the HBA2 gene. Homozygosity for HbCS is characterized with mild anemia, jaundice, and splenomegaly. In this study, the human induced pluripotent stem cell line MUi017-A was successfully generated from peripheral blood CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors of a 52year old female with homozygous HbCS. The MUi017-A cell line exhibited embryonic stem cell characteristics with consistent expression of specific pluripotency markers and the capability of differentiating into the three germ layers...
April 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395739/generation-of-an-ipsc-line-from-a-patient-with-gtp-cyclohydrolase-1-gch1-deficiency-hdmc0061i-gch1
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Sabine Jung-Klawitter, Juliane Ebersold, Gudrun Göhring, Nenad Blau, Thomas Opladen
Fibroblasts from a female patient carrying a heterozygous variation in GTP cyclohydrolase 1 (GCH1; OMIM: 600225; HGNC: 4193; c.235_240del/p.(L79_S80del)), the rate-limiting enzyme of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) synthesis, were reprogrammed to iPSCs using the Cytotune®-iPS 2.0 Sendai Reprogramming Kit (Invitrogen) delivering the four reprogramming factors Oct3/4, Sox2, c-Myc and Klf4. Pluripotency of HDMC0061i-GCH1 was verified using immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR analysis. Cells differentiated spontaneously into the 3 germ layers in vitro and presented a normal karyotype...
April 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389751/heat-shock-protein-a2-hspa2-regulatory-roles-in-germ-cell-development-and-sperm-function
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Brett Nixon, Elizabeth G Bromfield, Jinwei Cui, Geoffry N De Iuliis
Among the numerous families of heat shock protein (HSP) that have been implicated in the regulation of reproductive system development and function, those belonging to the 70 kDa HSP family have emerged as being indispensable for male fertility. In particular, the testis-enriched heat shock 70 kDa protein 2 (HSPA2) has been shown to be critical for the progression of germ cell differentiation during spermatogenesis in the mouse model. Beyond this developmentally important window, mounting evidence has also implicated HSPA2 in the functional transformation of the human sperm cell during their ascent of the female reproductive tract...
2017: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389520/oocyte-stem-cells-fact-or-fantasy
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Corrina J Horan, Suzannah Alice Williams
For many decades, the dogma prevailed that female mammals had a finite pool of oocytes at birth and this was gradually exhausted during a lifetime of reproductive function. However, in 2004, a new era began in the field of female oogenesis. A study was published that appeared to detect oocyte-stem cells capable of generating new eggs within mouse ovaries. This study was highly controversial and the years since this initial finding have produced extensive research and even more extensive debate into their possibility...
April 7, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380054/meioc-maintains-an-extended-meiotic-prophase-i-in-mice
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Y Q Shirleen Soh, Maria M Mikedis, Mina Kojima, Alexander K Godfrey, Dirk G de Rooij, David C Page
The meiosis-specific chromosomal events of homolog pairing, synapsis, and recombination occur over an extended meiotic prophase I that is many times longer than prophase of mitosis. Here we show that, in mice, maintenance of an extended meiotic prophase I requires the gene Meioc, a germ-cell specific factor conserved in most metazoans. In mice, Meioc is expressed in male and female germ cells upon initiation of and throughout meiotic prophase I. Mouse germ cells lacking Meioc initiate meiosis: they undergo pre-meiotic DNA replication, they express proteins involved in synapsis and recombination, and a subset of cells progress as far as the zygotene stage of prophase I...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378288/development-of-cystic-malacia-after-high-dose-cranial-irradiation-of-pediatric-cns-tumors-in-long-term-follow-up
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Fumiyuki Yamasaki, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Ikuno Nishibuchi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Manish Kolakshyapati, Shumpei Onishi, Taiichi Saito, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Masao Kobayashi, Kaoru Kurisu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the incidence of cystic malacia in long-term survivors of pediatric brain tumors treated with high-dose cranial irradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2015, we treated 41 pediatric patients (26 males, 15 females; age ranging from 3.3 to 15.7 years, median 9-year-old) of pediatric brain tumors [17 medulloblastomas, 7 primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), 3 pineoblastomas, 6 non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCT), 8 gliomas (including 4 ependymomas, 1 anaplastic astrocytoma, 1 oligodendroglioma, 1 pilocytic astrocytoma, 1 astroblastoma)] with high-dose craniospinal irradiation...
April 4, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366588/dusp9-modulates-dna-hypomethylation-in-female-mouse-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jiho Choi, Kendell Clement, Aaron J Huebner, Jamie Webster, Christopher M Rose, Justin Brumbaugh, Ryan M Walsh, Soohyun Lee, Andrej Savol, Jean-Pierre Etchegaray, Hongcang Gu, Patrick Boyle, Ulrich Elling, Raul Mostoslavsky, Ruslan Sadreyev, Peter J Park, Steven P Gygi, Alexander Meissner, Konrad Hochedlinger
Blastocyst-derived embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and gonad-derived embryonic germ cells (EGCs) represent two classic types of pluripotent cell lines, yet their molecular equivalence remains incompletely understood. Here, we compare genome-wide methylation patterns between isogenic ESC and EGC lines to define epigenetic similarities and differences. Surprisingly, we find that sex rather than cell type drives methylation patterns in ESCs and EGCs. Cell fusion experiments further reveal that the ratio of X chromosomes to autosomes dictates methylation levels, with female hybrids being hypomethylated and male hybrids being hypermethylated...
March 29, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365909/a-mosaic-pattern-of-ini1-smarcb1-protein-expression-distinguishes-schwannomatosis-and-nf2-associated-peripheral-schwannomas-from-solitary-peripheral-schwannomas-and-nf2-associated-vestibular-schwannomas
#16
Rosario Caltabiano, Gaetano Magro, Agata Polizzi, Andrea Domenico Praticò, Andrea Ortensi, Valerio D'Orazi, Andrea Panunzi, Pietro Milone, Luigi Maiolino, Francesco Nicita, Gabriele Lorenzo Capone, Roberta Sestini, Irene Paganini, Mariella Muglia, Sebastiano Cavallaro, Salvatore Lanzafame, Laura Papi, Martino Ruggieri
BACKGROUND: The INI1/SMARCB1 gene protein product has been implicated in the direct pathogenesis of schwannomas from patients with one form of schwannomatosis [SWNTS1; MIM # 162091] showing a mosaic pattern of loss of protein expression by immunohistochemistry [93% in familial vs. 55% in sporadic cases]. AIM OF STUDY: To verify whether such INI1/SMARCB1 mosaic pattern could be extended to all schwannomas arising in the sporadic and familial schwannomatoses [i.e...
April 1, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359584/specialize-and-divide-twice-functions-of-three-aurora-kinase-homologs-in-mammalian-oocyte-meiotic-maturation
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REVIEW
Alexandra L Nguyen, Karen Schindler
The aurora kinases (AURKs) comprise an evolutionarily conserved family of serine/threonine kinases involved in mitosis and meiosis. While most mitotic cells express two AURK isoforms (AURKA and AURKB), mammalian germ cells also express a third, AURKC. Although much is known about the functions of the kinases in mitosis, less is known about how the three isoforms function to coordinate meiosis. This review is aimed at describing what is known about the three isoforms in female meiosis, the similarities and differences between kinase functions, and speculates as to why mammalian germ cells require expression of three AURKs instead of two...
May 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352943/function-of-nanos1-gene-in-the-development-of-reproductive-organs-of-schistosoma-japonicum
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Quan Liu, Lulu Zhu, Fengchun Liu, Mengqing Hua, Han Ding, Siyu He, Cuiping Ren, Miao Liu, Jijia Shen
Nanos is a necessary factor in the differentiation and migration of primordial germ cells. It is closely associated with the development of genitalia in a wide range of species. We questioned whether Nanos was involved in the reproductive organ development of Schistosoma japonicum. Firstly, by in situ hybridization, S. japonicum Nanos1 (SjNanos1) gene was expressed mainly in reproductive organs of S. japonicum. Then, the paired schistosome of 28 days post-infection (dpi) was transfected with SjNanos1 small interfering RNA three times and cultured in vitro for 10 days...
March 28, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351739/identification-characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-regulatory-region-of-nanos-gene-from-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
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Jinqiang Huang, Yongjuan Li, Changwei Shao, Na Wang, Songlin Chen
The nanos gene encodes an RNA-binding zinc finger protein, which is required in the development and maintenance of germ cells. However, there is very limited information about nanos in flatfish, which impedes its application in fish breeding. In this study, we report the molecular cloning, characterization and functional analysis of the 3'-untranslated region of the nanos gene (Csnanos) from half-smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis), which is an economically important flatfish in China. The 1233-bp cDNA sequence, 1709-bp genomic sequence and flanking sequences (2...
March 25, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351684/tissue-distribution-and-functional-analysis-of-vitellogenin-6-of-toxocara-canis
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Hong-Hong Zhu, Guang-Xu Ma, Yong-Fang Luo, Yong-Li Luo, Sha-Sha Yin, Yi Xiong, Rong-Qiong Zhou
Toxocara canis is an common intestinal nematode of canids and the principal causative agent of human toxocariasis. Vitellogenin (Vg), a source of amino acids and lipids in the eggs, are considered to play an important role in embryo development of a wide range of organisms. In the present study, the transcriptional levels of Tc-vit-6 gene in male and female adult T. canis were determined by quantitative real-time PCR, which indicated high transcription of Tc-vit-6 in the intestine, reproductive tract and body wall of male and female adult T...
March 27, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
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