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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151130/layered-pegda-hydrogel-for-islet-of-langerhans-encapsulation-and-improvement-of-vascularization
#1
Giulia Marchioli, Lisa Zellner, Catarina Oliveira, Marten Engelse, Eelco de Koning, Joao Mano, Karperien, Aart van Apeldoorn, Lorenzo Moroni
Islets of Langerhans need to maintain their round morphology and to be fast revascularized after transplantation to preserve functional insulin secretion in response to glucose stimulation. For this purpose, a non-cell-adhesive environment is preferable for their embedding. Conversely, nutrient and oxygen supply to islets is guaranteed by capillary ingrowth within the construct and this can only be achieved in a matrix that provides adhesion cues for cells. In this study, two different approaches are explored, which are both based on a layered architecture, in order to combine these two opposite requirements...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150564/essential-role-of-card14-in-murine-experimental-psoriasis
#2
Mayuri Tanaka, Kouji Kobiyama, Tetsuya Honda, Kozue Uchio-Yamada, Yayoi Natsume-Kitatani, Kenji Mizuguchi, Kenji Kabashima, Ken J Ishii
Caspase recruitment domain family member 14 (CARD14) was recently identified as a psoriasis-susceptibility gene, but its immunological role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis in vivo remains unclear. In this study, we examined the role of CARD14 in murine experimental models of psoriasis induced by either imiquimod (IMQ) cream or recombinant IL-23 injection. In all models tested, the psoriasiform skin inflammation was abrogated in Card14(-/-) mice. Comparison of the early gene signature of the skin between IMQ-cream-treated Card14(-/-) mice and Tlr7(-/-)Tlr9(-/-) mice revealed not only their similarity, but also distinct gene sets targeted by IL-23...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150402/network-science-of-biological-systems-at-different-scales-a-review
#3
REVIEW
Marko Gosak, Rene Markovič, Jurij Dolenšek, Marjan Slak Rupnik, Marko Marhl, Andraž Stožer, Matjaž Perc
Network science is today established as a backbone for description of structure and function of various physical, chemical, biological, technological, and social systems. Here we review recent advances in the study of complex biological systems that were inspired and enabled by methods of network science. First, we present research highlights ranging from determination of the molecular interaction network within a cell to studies of architectural and functional properties of brain networks and biological transportation networks...
November 3, 2017: Physics of Life Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142130/effective-priming-of-hsv-specific-cd8-t-cells-in-vivo-does-not-require-infected-dendritic-cells
#4
Paul G Whitney, Christina Makhlouf, Beth MacLeod, Joel Z Ma, Elise Gressier, Marie Greyer, Katharina Hochheiser, Annabell Bachem, Ali Zaid, David Voehringer, William R Heath, Mayura V Wagle, Ian Parish, Tiffany A Russell, Stewart A Smith, David C Tscharke, Thomas Gebhardt, Sammy Bedoui
Resolution of virus infections depends on the priming of virus-specific CD8(+) T cells by dendritic cells (DC). While this process requires MHC class I-restricted antigen presentation by DC, the relative contribution to CD8(+) T cell priming by infected DC is less clear. We have addressed this question in the context of a peripheral infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV). Assessing the endogenous, polyclonal HSV-specific CD8(+) T cell response, we found that effective in vivo T cell priming depended on the presence of DC subsets specialized in cross-presentation while Langerhans cells and plasmacytoid DC were dispensable...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139612/the-changing-faces-of-langerhans-cells
#5
T Jakob
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November 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133420/resident-macrophages-of-pancreatic-islets-have-a-seminal-role-in-the-initiation-of-autoimmune-diabetes-of-nod-mice
#6
Javier A Carrero, Derrick P McCarthy, Stephen T Ferris, Xiaoxiao Wan, Hao Hu, Bernd H Zinselmeyer, Anthony N Vomund, Emil R Unanue
Treatment of C57BL/6 or NOD mice with a monoclonal antibody to the CSF-1 receptor resulted in depletion of the resident macrophages of pancreatic islets of Langerhans that lasted for several weeks. Depletion of macrophages in C57BL/6 mice did not affect multiple parameters of islet function, including glucose response, insulin content, and transcriptional profile. In NOD mice depleted of islet-resident macrophages starting at 3 wk of age, several changes occurred: (i) the early entrance of CD4 T cells and dendritic cells into pancreatic islets was reduced, (ii) presentation of insulin epitopes by dispersed islet cells to T cells was impaired, and (iii) the development of autoimmune diabetes was significantly reduced...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125031/a-rapidly-expanding-calvarial-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-low-ki-67-in-an-adult-a-challenging-diagnosis-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#7
Mustafa Kemal Demir, Ozlem Yapıcıer, Teyyub Hasanov, Deniz Kilic, Turker Kilic
Langerhans cell histiocytosis may have a wide variety of clinical presentations. The growth of localised form is usually slow and it mainly involves bones such as the skull, femur, spine, ribs, mandible and pelvis in children. The spectrum of clinical manifestations and magnetic resonance imaging findings of the disease may sometimes mimic infections as well as benign and malignant tumours. In this report, we describe an unusual case of rapidly progressive calvarial Langerhans cell histiocytosis with a painful and tender mass in a 27-year-old man that created diagnostic and therapeutic challenges...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120812/imaging-findings-in-systemic-childhood-diseases-presenting-with-dermatologic-manifestations
#8
REVIEW
Adam Z Fink, Julia K Gittler, Radhika N Nakrani, Jonathan Alis, Einat Blumfield, Terry L Levin
PURPOSE: Many childhood diseases often present with skin abnormalities with which radiologists are largely unfamiliar. Knowledge of associated dermatologic manifestations may aid the radiologist in confirming the diagnosis and recommending targeted imaging of affected organs. METHODS: We review the imaging findings in childhood diseases associated with dermatologic manifestations. FINDINGS: Diseases include dermatologic findings which herald underlying malignancy (Neuroblastoma, leukemia/lymphoma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis),are associated with risk of malignancy (Epidermolysis Bullosa, basal cell nevus syndrome, Cowden's syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis),or indicate a systemic inflammatory/immune disorder (Kawasaki's disease, Henoch Schonlein Purpura, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, dermatomyositis and immune thrombocytopenic purpura)...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119245/development-and-characterisation-of-a-novel-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-antibody
#9
Emma K Biggs, Lihuan Liang, Jacqueline Naylor, Shimona Madalli, Rachel Collier, Matthew P Coghlan, David J Baker, David C Hornigold, Peter Ravn, Frank Reimann, Fiona M Gribble
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) enhances glucose-dependent insulin secretion by binding to GLP-1 receptors (GLP1Rs) on pancreatic beta cells. GLP-1 mimetics are used in the clinic for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but despite their therapeutic success, several clinical effects of GLP-1 remain unexplained at a mechanistic level, particularly in extrapancreatic tissues. The aim of this study was to generate and characterise a monoclonal antagonistic antibody for the GLP1R for use in vivo...
November 9, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118704/spontaneous-remission-of-severe-systemic-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-bladder-involvement-a-case-study
#10
Isotta M Magaton, Alexandar Tzankov, Fatime Krasniqi, Christof Rottenburger, Rosanna Zanetti-Daellenbach, Peter Grendelmeier, Viola Heinzelmann-Schwarz, Michael Mayr, Fabienne D Schwab
Background: The clinical presentation of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is heterogeneous ranging from single-organ involvement to systemic disease causing substantial morbidity and mortality. We describe an unusual course of severe multisystem LCH with spontaneous remission. Case Presentation: We report on a 45-year-old Caucasian woman with cervical cancer, FIGO stage IVB. Five months after the end of combined radiochemotherapy and brachytherapy, the patient was readmitted because of severe dysuria...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114352/bone-allograft-an-option-for-total-mandibular-reconstruction
#11
Masoud Fallahi Motlagh, Mohamad Bayat, Siamak Naji
Total mandibular reconstruction is one of the most challenging modalities in maxillofacial surgery. In this article, we try to introduce a method of total mandible reconstruction. We report a 25-year-old male patient with complete involvement of the mandible by Langerhans cell tumor. The patient underwent total mandibulectomy and reconstruction with bone allograft harvested from a donor who had died the day before. The patient has good functional and aesthetic results in a long time. It seems that bone allograft can be a good alternative to other methods in total mandibular reconstruction...
December 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114286/intradural-eosinophilic-granuloma-invading-skull-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Kavita Mardi, R C Thakur, Lalita Negi
Eosinophilic granuloma is a localized form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis, most commonly involving the skeletal system. Their origin from the dura is rare with only a handful of cases on record. We present one such rare case of an eosinophilic granuloma originating from the dura mater with secondary osseous invasion in an 11-year-old female child who presented with a swelling in the right parietal region. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an enhancing mass with a wide dural attachment with a lytic lesion in the overlying skull...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113996/characterization-of-the-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-from-isolated-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-using-ptmomics
#13
Taewook Kang, Pia Jensen, Honggang Huang, Gitte Lund Christensen, Nils Billestrup, Martin R Larsen
Normal pancreatic islet β-cells (PBCs) abundantly secrete insulin in response to elevated blood glucose levels, in order to maintain an adequate control of energy balance and glucose homeostasis. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the insulin secretion are unclear. Improving our understanding of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) mechanisms under normal conditions is a prerequisite for developing better interventions against diabetes. Here, we aimed at identifying novel signaling pathways involved in the initial release of insulin from PBCs after glucose stimulation using quantitative strategies for the assessment of phosphorylated proteins and sialylated N-linked (SA) glycoproteins...
November 7, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109731/gm-csf-monocyte-derived-cells-and-langerhans-cells-as-part-of-the-dendritic-cell-family
#14
REVIEW
Manfred B Lutz, Herbert Strobl, Gerold Schuler, Nikolaus Romani
Dendritic cells (DCs) and macrophages (Mph) share many characteristics as components of the innate immune system. The criteria to classify the multitude of subsets within the mononuclear phagocyte system are currently phenotype, ontogeny, transcription patterns, epigenetic adaptations, and function. More recently, ontogenetic, transcriptional, and proteomic research approaches uncovered major developmental differences between Flt3L-dependent conventional DCs as compared with Mphs and monocyte-derived DCs (MoDCs), the latter mainly generated in vitro from murine bone marrow-derived DCs (BM-DCs) or human CD14(+) peripheral blood monocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107666/jak2-mutated-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-associated-with-primary-myelofibrosis-treated-with-ruxolitinib
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Arturo Bonometti, Filippo Bagnoli, Daniele Fanoni, Luigia Venegoni, Laura Corti, Paola Bianchi, Elena Maria Elli, Giuseppe Isimbaldi, Vincenzo L'Imperio, Gianluca Nazzaro, Emanuela Passoni, Emilio Berti
The pathogenesis and cellular origin of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) are debated. Recently, mutations on MAPK and PI3K pathways have been linked to disrupted cell proliferation in LCH. Janus Kinase 2 (JAK2) mutations play the same role in Philadelphia-negative chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms. We describe the case of a patient affected by JAK2-positive Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF) who developed a clonally related LCH while in treatment with Ruxolitinib. JAK-inhibitors are well known to affect function and differentiation of different hematological lineages, including mononuclear phagocytes precursors...
October 28, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107340/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-neoplastic-disorder-driven-by-ras-erk-pathway-mutations
#16
REVIEW
Gary Tran, Thy N Huynh, Amy S Paller
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a disorder of myeloid neoplasia of dendritic cells that affects 1 in 200,000 children <15 years of age and even fewer adults. LCH presents with a spectrum of clinical manifestations. High-risk stratification is reserved for infiltration of blood, spleen, liver, and lungs. After decades of debate on the disease pathogenesis, a neoplastic mechanism is now favored on the basis of LCH cell clonality, rare cases of familial clustering, and recent evidence of mutations involving the Ras/Raf/MEK (mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase)/ERK (extracellular signal-regulated kinase) pathway in lesional biopsy specimens...
October 26, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106931/interplay-between-keratinocytes-and-myeloid-cells-drives-dengue-virus-spread-in-human-skin
#17
Parichat Duangkhae, Geza Erdos, Kate D Ryman, Simon C Watkins, Louis D Falo, Ernesto T A Marques, Simon M Barratt-Boyes
The skin is the site of dengue virus (DENV) transmission following the bite of an infected mosquito, but the contribution of individual cell types within skin to infection is unknown. We studied the dynamics of DENV infection in human skin explants using quantitative in situ imaging. DENV replicated primarily in the epidermis and induced a transient interferon-α response. DENV infected a wide range of cells, including Langerhans cells, macrophages, dermal dendritic cells (DC), mast cells, fibroblasts and lymphatic endothelium, but keratinocytes were the earliest targets of infection and made up 60% of infected cells over time...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099362/oral-manifestations-of-systemic-disease
#18
Heidi L Gaddey
On examination, the oral cavity may exhibit manifestations of underlying systemic disease and serve as an indicator of overall health. Systemic diseases with oral findings include autoimmune, hematologic, endocrine, and neoplastic processes. Autoimmune disease may manifest as oral ulcerations, changes in the salivary and parotid glands, and changes in the tongue. Patients with hematologic illnesses may present with gingival bleeding or tongue changes such as glossitis, depending on the etiology. Oral changes associated with endocrine illness are variable and depend on the underlying condition...
November 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099004/isolated-pulmonary-involvement-in-erdheim-chester-disease
#19
Enambir Singh Josan, Jason W Green, Syed Imran M Zaidi, Jayantilal B Mehta
Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytic disorder. It is primarily a disease of the long bones. Pulmonary involvement in systemic disease is detected in about half the reported cases. Isolated lung involvement is extremely rare with no clear recommendations for treatment. A 52-year-old caucasian male was evaluated for 1.9 cm × 1.6 cm spiculated nodule in the right upper lobe. Pulmonary function testing and bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound, transbronchial biopsy, and microbiology were inconclusive...
November 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098165/a-trpm4-inhibitor-9-phenanthrol-inhibits-glucose-and-glucagon-like-peptide-1-induced-insulin-secretion-from-rat-islets-of-langerhans
#20
Zuheng Ma, Anneli Björklund, Md Shahidul Islam
Pancreatic β-cells express several ion channels of the transient receptor potential family, which play important roles in mediating the stimulus-secretion coupling. One of these channels, the TRPM4 is a Ca(2+)-activated monovalent cation channel. This channel is inhibited by 9-phenanthrol, which also inhibits the TMEM16a Cl(-) channel, and activates the Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel, Kca3.1. The net effects of ion-channel modulation by 9-phenantherol on the insulin secretion remain unclear. We tested the effects of 9-phenanthrol on glucose- and GLP-1-induced insulin secretion from isolated rat islets in static incubations...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
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