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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938435/the-role-of-sequential-bmp-signaling-in-directing-human-embryonic-stem-cells-to-bipotential-gonadal-cells
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Kirsi Sepponen, Karolina Lundin, Katri Knuus, Pia Väyrynen, Taneli Raivio, Juha S Tapanainen, Timo Tuuri
Context: Human gonads arise as a pair of epithelial ridges on the surface of intermediate mesoderm (IM)-derived mesonephros. Toxic environmental factors and mutations in various genes are known to disturb normal gonadal development, but due to a lack of suitable in vitro models, detailed studies characterizing the molecular basis of the observed defects have not been performed. Objective: Our objective was to establish an in vitro method for studying differentiation of bipotential gonadal progenitors using human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), and to investigate the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) in gonadal differentiation...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931330/sequential-molecular-changes-and-dynamic-oxidative-stress-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinogenesis
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Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kenji Ogawa, Naoki Kawahara, Kana Iwai, Emiko Niiro, Sachiko Morioka, Yuki Yamada
The mechanism of high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) development remains elusive. This review outlines recent advances in the understanding of sequential molecular changes associated with the development of HGSC, as well as describes oxidative stress-induced genomic instability and carcinogenesis. This article reviews the English-language literature between 2005 and 2017. Clinicopathological features analysis provide a sequential progression of fallopian tubal epithelium to precursor lesions to type 2 HGSC...
September 21, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918284/new-insights-into-human-female-reproductive-tract-development
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Stanley J Robboy, Takeshi Kurita, Laurence Baskin, Gerald R Cunha
We present a detailed review of the embryonic and fetal development of the human female reproductive tract utilizing specimens from the 5th through the 22nd gestational week. Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) as well as immunohistochemical stains were used to study the development of the human uterine tube, endometrium, myometrium, uterine cervix and vagina. Our study revisits and updates the classical reports of Koff (1933) and Bulmer (1957) and presents new data on development of human vaginal epithelium. Koff proposed that the upper 4/5ths of the vagina is derived from Müllerian epithelium and the lower 1/5th derived from urogenital sinus epithelium, while Bulmer proposed that vaginal epithelium derives solely from urogenital sinus epithelium...
August 11, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912684/distinct-activities-of-tfap2a-and-tfap2b-in-the-specification-of-gabaergic-interneurons-in-the-developing-cerebellum
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Norliyana Zainolabidin, Sandhya P Kamath, Ayesha R Thanawalla, Albert I Chen
GABAergic inhibitory neurons in the cerebellum are subdivided into Purkinje cells and distinct subtypes of interneurons from the same pool of progenitors, but the determinants of this diversification process are not well defined. To explore the transcriptional regulation of the development of cerebellar inhibitory neurons, we examined the role of Tfap2A and Tfap2B in the specification of GABAergic neuronal subtypes in mice. We show that Tfap2A and Tfap2B are expressed in inhibitory precursors during embryonic development and that their expression persists into adulthood...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875951/effects-of-cyclosporine-a-on-the-development-of-metanephros-in-the-pregnant-balb-c-mice
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Yu-Jie Liao, Rong-Shuang Huang, Wei-Jing Lai, Fang Liu, Liang Ma, Yuan-Sheng Xie, Stephen Salerno, Yi Li, Ping Fu
Background: Cyclosporine A (CsA) is a commonly used clinical immunosuppressant. However, CsA exposure in rabbits during the gestation period was shown to cause a postnatal decrease in the number of nephrons, with the effects remaining unknown. In this study, we aimed to explore the effects of CsA on metanephros development in the pregnant BALB/c mice. Methods: Pregnant mice were randomly divided into two groups, and CsA (10 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)) was subcutaneously injected from gestation day 10...
September 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873352/immunophenotypic-comparison-of-testicular-sclerosing-sertoli-cell-tumors-and-sertoli-cell-tumors-not-otherwise-specified
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Hector Mesa, Chen Zhang, Juan C Manivel, Thomas M Ulbright
Testicular Sertoli cell tumors (SCT) are rare and most fall into the category of SCT-not otherwise specified (SCT-NOS). Only a few additional types of SCT are recognized. Sclerosing SCT (S-SCT), originally described in 1991, comprises a small fraction of SCTs and was considered a specific entity until the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization classification of non-germ cell tumors, where it was classified as a morphologic variant of SCT-NOS. In a recent study, differences in expression of PAX2/PAX8, inhibin, androgen receptor and S100 protein between SCT-NOS and S-SCT were noted in a small number of cases...
September 2, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855599/functional-non-coding-polymorphism-in-an-epha2-promoter-pax2-binding-site-modifies-expression-and-alters-the-mapk-and-akt-pathways
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Xiaoyin Ma, Zhiwei Ma, Xiaodong Jiao, J Fielding Hejtmancik
To identify possible genetic variants influencing expression of EPHA2 (Ephrin-receptor Type-A2), a tyrosine kinase receptor that has been shown to be important for lens development and to contribute to both congenital and age related cataract when mutated, the extended promoter region of EPHA2 was screened for variants. SNP rs6603883 lies in a PAX2 binding site in the EPHA2 promoter region. The C (minor) allele decreased EPHA2 transcriptional activity relative to the T allele by reducing the binding affinity of PAX2...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852936/down-regulation-of-pax2-promotes-in-vitro-differentiation-of-podocytes-from-human-cd34-cells
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Manne Mudhu Sunitha, Lokanathan Srikanth, Pasupuleti Santhosh Kumar, Chodimella Chandrasekhar, Potukuchi Venkata Gurunadha Krishna Sarma
Podocytes are major kidney cells that help in glomerular filtration and any damage or loss is a major event in the progression of kidney diseases. Understanding podocytes development will help in designing therapeutic strategies against these renal diseases. Therefore, in vitro generation of podocytes from adult hematopoietic CD34(+) stem cells is explored in the present study. Apheretically, isolated human HSCs from peripheral blood showed the presence of CD34 surface glycoprotein through immunocytochemistry (ICC) and flowcytometry...
August 29, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837644/prickle1-regulates-neurite-outgrowth-of-apical-spiral-ganglion-neurons-but-not-hair-cell-polarity-in-the-murine-cochlea
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Tian Yang, Jennifer Kersigo, Shu Wu, Bernd Fritzsch, Alexander G Bassuk
In the mammalian organ of Corti (OC), the stereocilia on the apical surface of hair cells (HCs) are uniformly organized in a neural to abneural axis (or medial-laterally). This organization is regulated by planar cell polarity (PCP) signaling. Mutations of PCP genes, such as Vangl2, Dvl1/2, Celsr1, and Fzd3/6, affect the formation of HC orientation to varying degrees. Prickle1 is a PCP signaling gene that belongs to the prickle / espinas / testin family. Prickle1 protein is shown to be asymmetrically localized in the HCs of the OC, and this asymmetric localization is associated with loss of PCP in Smurf mutants, implying that Prickle1 is involved in HC PCP development in the OC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820764/severe-case-of-renal-coloboma-syndrome-in-long-term-follow-up
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Lise Sels, Werner Dirven, Koenraad Devriendt, Anita Leys
PURPOSE: To characterize the ocular features of a severe case of renal coloboma syndrome in a long-term follow-up. METHODS: Observational case report over a period of 45 years. Examination under anesthesia at the age of 3 months, repeated ophthalmologic examination (age 7, 14, 25, 45 years), fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography, electroretinography, ocular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, computed tomography scan orbits, and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain...
August 17, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812685/scallop-genome-provides-insights-into-evolution-of-bilaterian-karyotype-and-development
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Shi Wang, Jinbo Zhang, Wenqian Jiao, Ji Li, Xiaogang Xun, Yan Sun, Ximing Guo, Pin Huan, Bo Dong, Lingling Zhang, Xiaoli Hu, Xiaoqing Sun, Jing Wang, Chengtian Zhao, Yangfan Wang, Dawei Wang, Xiaoting Huang, Ruijia Wang, Jia Lv, Yuli Li, Zhifeng Zhang, Baozhong Liu, Wei Lu, Yuanyuan Hui, Jun Liang, Zunchun Zhou, Rui Hou, Xue Li, Yunchao Liu, Hengde Li, Xianhui Ning, Yu Lin, Liang Zhao, Qiang Xing, Jinzhuang Dou, Yangping Li, Junxia Mao, Haobing Guo, Huaiqian Dou, Tianqi Li, Chuang Mu, Wenkai Jiang, Qiang Fu, Xiaoteng Fu, Yan Miao, Jian Liu, Qian Yu, Ruojiao Li, Huan Liao, Xuan Li, Yifan Kong, Zhi Jiang, Daniel Chourrout, Ruiqiang Li, Zhenmin Bao
Reconstructing the genomes of bilaterian ancestors is central to our understanding of animal evolution, where knowledge from ancient and/or slow-evolving bilaterian lineages is critical. Here we report a high-quality, chromosome-anchored reference genome for the scallop Patinopecten yessoensis, a bivalve mollusc that has a slow-evolving genome with many ancestral features. Chromosome-based macrosynteny analysis reveals a striking correspondence between the 19 scallop chromosomes and the 17 presumed ancestral bilaterian linkage groups at a level of conservation previously unseen, suggesting that the scallop may have a karyotype close to that of the bilaterian ancestor...
April 3, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811894/the-conceptual-advances-of-carcinogenic-sequence-model-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kana Iwai, Emiko Niiro, Sachiko Morioka, Yuki Yamada, Kenji Ogawa, Naoki Kawahara
The present review focuses on the current status of molecular pathology in high-grade serous cancer (HGSC) and preneoplastic conditions. This article reviews the English-language literature on HGSC, precursor, fallopian tubal epithelium, secretory cells, ciliated cells, secretory cell expansion, secretory cell outgrowth (SCOUT), p53 signature, serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC), DNA damage and immunohistochemistry in an effort to identify the precursor-carcinoma sequence in HGSC. The majority of HGSC originates from the fimbriated end of the fallopian tube secretory epithelial cells, while the small part of this disease may develop from ovarian cortical inclusion cyst (CIC)...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798362/a-large-family-with-inherited-optic-disc-anomalies-a-correlation-between-a-new-genetic-locus-and-complex-ocular-phenotypes
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Decai Wang, Xinyuan Pan, Jiangdong Ji, Shun Gu, Xiantao Sun, Chao Jiang, Weiyi Xia, Zhihua Qiu, Xiaoli Kang, Sijia Ding, Qinghuai Liu, Xue Chen, Fang Lu, Chen Zhao
Congenital cavitary optic disc anomalies (CODA) is clinically typified by an enlarged excavation of optic disc in diverse degrees. Here, we report the clinical and genetic findings in a four-generation Chinese family with a complicated form of autosomal dominant CODA. Cardinal manifestations included bilateral excavated optic disc with multiple cilioretinal vessels emerging and bilateral retinoschisis with great variability in the range of extension and severity. Other intra-familial phenotypic diversities were also noted, including severity in retinal atrophy, onset age of visual impairment and presence of congenital nystagmus and strabismus...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794289/differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-towards-nephrogenic-lineage-and-their-enhanced-resistance-to-oxygen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress
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Asima Tayyeb, Naveed Shahzad, Gibran Ali
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been publicized to ameliorate kidney injury both in vitro and in vivo. However, very less is known if MSCs can be differentiated towards renal lineages and their further application potential in kidney injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study developed a conditioning system of growth factors fibroblast growth factor 2, transforming growth factor-β2, and leukemia inhibitory factor for in vitro differentiation of MSCs isolated from different sources towards nephrogenic lineage...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747658/a-single-amino-acid-substitution-confers-b-cell-clonogenic-activity-to-the-hiv-1-matrix-protein-p17
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Cinzia Giagulli, Pasqualina D'Ursi, Wangxiao He, Simone Zorzan, Francesca Caccuri, Kristen Varney, Alessandro Orro, Stefania Marsico, Benoît Otjacques, Carlo Laudanna, Luciano Milanesi, Riccardo Dolcetti, Simona Fiorentini, Wuyuan Lu, Arnaldo Caruso
Recent data highlight the presence, in HIV-1-seropositive patients with lymphoma, of p17 variants (vp17s) endowed with B-cell clonogenicity, suggesting a role of vp17s in lymphomagenesis. We investigated the mechanisms responsible for the functional disparity on B cells between a wild-type p17 (refp17) and a vp17 named S75X. Here, we show that a single Arginine (R) to Glycine (G) mutation at position 76 in the refp17 backbone (p17R76G), as in the S75X variant, is per se sufficient to confer a B-cell clonogenic potential to the viral protein and modulate, through activation of the PTEN/PI3K/Akt signaling pathway, different molecules involved in apoptosis inhibition (CASP-9, CASP-7, DFF-45, NPM, YWHAZ, Src, PAX2, MAPK8), cell cycle promotion and cancer progression (CDK1, CDK2, CDK8, CHEK1, CHEK2, GSK-3 beta, NPM, PAK1, PP2C-alpha)...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729440/the-transcription-factor-foxg1-promotes-optic-fissure-closure-in-the-mouse-by-suppressing-wnt8b-in-the-nasal-optic-stalk
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Rowena Smith, Yu-Ting Huang, Tian Tian, Dominika Vojtasova, Oscar Mesalles-Naranjo, Steven M Pollard, Thomas Pratt, David J Price, Vassiliki Fotaki
During vertebrate eye morphogenesis, a transient fissure forms at its inferior part, known as the optic fissure. This will gradually close, giving rise to a healthy, spherical optic cup. Failure of the optic fissure to close gives rise to an ocular disorder known as coloboma. During this developmental process, Foxg1 is expressed in the optic neuroepithelium, with highest levels of expression in the nasal optic stalk. Foxg1(-/-) mutant mice have microphthalmic eyes with a large ventral coloboma. We found Wnt8b expression upregulated in the Foxg1(-/-) optic stalk and hypothesized that, similar to what is observed in telencephalic development, Foxg1 directs development of the optic neuroepithelium through transcriptional suppression of Wnt8b To test this, we generated Foxg1(-/-);Wnt8b(-/-) double mutants of either sex and found that the morphology of the optic cup and stalk and the closure of the optic fissure were substantially rescued in these embryos...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710480/brain-regionalization-genes-are-co-opted-into-shell-field-patterning-in-mollusca
#17
Tim Wollesen, Maik Scherholz, Sonia Victoria Rodríguez Monje, Emanuel Redl, Christiane Todt, Andreas Wanninger
The 'brain regionalization genes' Six3/6, Otx, Pax2/5/8, Gbx, and Hox1 are expressed in a similar fashion in the deuterostome, ecdysozoan, and the cephalopod brain, questioning whether this holds also true for the remaining Mollusca. We investigated developmental Gbx-expression in representatives of both molluscan sister groups, the Aculifera and Conchifera. Gbx is expressed in the posterior central nervous system of an aculiferan polyplacophoran and solenogaster but not in a conchiferan bivalve suggesting that Gbx, together with Six3/6, Otx, Pax2/5/8, and Hox1, is involved in central nervous system regionalization as reported for other bilaterians...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674456/pax2-is-dispensable-for-in-vitro-nephron-formation-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#18
Yusuke Kaku, Atsuhiro Taguchi, Shunsuke Tanigawa, Fahim Haque, Tetsushi Sakuma, Takashi Yamamoto, Ryuichi Nishinakamura
The kidney is formed by reciprocal interactions between the nephron progenitor and the ureteric bud, the former of which gives rise to the epithelia of nephrons consisting of glomeruli and renal tubules. The transcription factor PAX2 is essential for this mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition of nephron progenitors, as well as ureteric bud lineage development, in mice. PAX2 mutations in humans cause renal coloboma syndrome. We previously reported the induction of nephron progenitors and three-dimensional nephron structures from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells...
July 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635231/-comparison-of-paired-box-genes-8-and-2-expression-in-epithelium-tissues-and-the-related-tumors
#19
Y Song, X Huang, G H Shen, X Y Liu, X Zhang
Objective: To explore the expressional differences between paired box genes 2(Pax2) and 8 (Pax8) protein in different kinds of epitheliums and tumors, and to investigate the clinicopathologic significance. Methods: Expression levels of Pax2 and Pax8 protein were detected in 75 cases of different human epithelium tissues and 255 cases of different tumors on tissue microarray by immunohistochemistry. Results: Pax2 and Pax8 selectively expressed in different tissues. The positive rates of Pax8 protein expressed in the normal epithelium of the thyroid, urinary system and female reproductive system were 100% (2/2), 60...
June 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631711/-expansion-of-secretory-cells-in-the-fallopian-tubal-epithelium-in-the-early-stages-of-the-pathogenesis-of-ovarian-serous-carcinomas
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A V Asaturova, L S Ezhova, N M Faizullina, L V Adamyan, G N Khabas, M V Sannikova
AIM: to investigate the frequency of the types of fallopian tubal secretory cell expansion (SCE) in diseases of the reproductive organs and to determine the immunophenotype and biological role of the cells in the early stages of the pathogenesis of high-grade ovarian serous carcinomas (HGOSC). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigation enrolled 287 patients with extraovarian diseases and ovarian serous tumors varying in grade, whose fallopian tubes were morphologically and immunohistochemically examined using p53, Ki-67, PAX2, Bcl-2, beta-catenin, and ALDH1 markers...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
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