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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635355/aberrant-wnt-signaling-a-special-focus-in-cns-diseases
#1
Mercedes Arnés, Sergio Casas Tintó
Wnt signals regulate cell proliferation, migration and differentiation during development, as well as synaptic transmission and plasticity in the adult brain. Abnormal Wnt signaling is central to a number of brain pathologies. We review here, the significance of this pathway focused in the contribution of the most frequent alterations in receptors, secretable modulators and downstream targets in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Glioblastoma (GBM). β-catenin and GSK3 levels are pivotal in the neurodegeneration associated to AD contributing to memory deficits, tau phosphorylation, increased β-amyloid production and modulation of Apolipoprotein E in the brain...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635133/critical-role-of-glioma-associated-oncogene-homolog-1-in-maintaining-invasive-and-mesenchymal-like-properties-of-melanoma-cells
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I Ketut Gunarta, Rong Li, Ryota Nakazato, Ryusuke Suzuki, Jambaldorj Boldbaatar, Takeshi Suzuki, Katsuji Yoshioka
Cutaneous melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. This aggressiveness appears to be due to the cancer cells' ability to reversibly switch between phenotypes with non-invasive and invasive potentials, and microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is known to play a central role in this process. The transcription factor glioma-associated oncogene homolog 1 (GLI1) is a component of the canonical and noncanonical sonic hedgehog pathways. Although GLI1 has been suggested to be involved in melanoma progression, its precise role and the mechanism underlying invasion remain unclear...
June 21, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633632/antagonizing-mir-455-3p-inhibits-chemoresistance-and-aggressiveness-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Aibin Liu, Jinrong Zhu, Geyan Wu, Lixue Cao, Zhanyao Tan, Shuxia Zhang, Lili Jiang, Jueheng Wu, Mengfeng Li, Libing Song, Jun Li
BACKGROUND: The plasticity of cancer stem cells (CSCs)/tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) suggests that multiple CSC/T-IC subpopulations exist within a tumor and that multiple oncogenic pathways collaborate to maintain the CSC/T-IC state. Here, we aimed to identify potential therapeutic targets that concomitantly regulate multiple T-IC subpopulations and CSC/T-IC-associated pathways. METHODS: A chemoresistant patient-derived xenograft (PDX) model of human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) was employed to identify microRNAs that contribute to ESCC aggressiveness...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631369/inoperable-infiltrative-basal-cell-carcinoma-successfully-treated-with-vismodegib
#4
Omid Zargari, Seyyede Zeinab Azimi, Siamak Geranmayeh
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer but usually has a good prognosis. However, there is a subset of BCC cases with a less favorable prognosis. For patients with locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic BCCs who are not suitable for surgery or radiotherapy, small-molecule drug inhibitors of hedgehog pathway are a new therapeutic opportunity. Here, we present a case of infiltrative BCC with multiple recurrences. Wide excision with reconstructive plastic surgery was performed initially with adjuvant radiotherapy...
June 19, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630875/contribution-of-the-microenvironmental-niche-to-glioblastoma-heterogeneity
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REVIEW
Ivy A W Ho, Winston S N Shim
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer of the brain. The dismal prognosis is largely attributed to the heterogeneous nature of the tumor, which in addition to intrinsic molecular and genetic changes is also influenced by the microenvironmental niche in which the glioma cells reside. The cancer stem cells (CSCs) hypothesis suggests that all cancers arise from CSCs that possess the ability to self-renew and initiate tumor formation. CSCs reside in specialized niches where interaction with the microenvironment regulates their stem cell behavior...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627154/-mortality-study-in-a-cohort-of-workers-employed-in-the-hot-working-processing-of-plastics-and-rubber
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Alberto Gerosa, Corrado Scarnato, Bruno Marchesini, Evi Ietri, Venere Leda Mara Pavone
OBJECTIVES: to study mortality rates among workers in companies manufacturing thermoplastic and rubber articles (excluding tyres). DESIGN: cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: the cohort includes 4,543 workers employed up to 2000 in 131 companies in the Province of Bologna (Emilia-Romagna Region, Northern Italy) exposed to emissions from hot processing of plastics (3,937) and rubber (606). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: general- and cause-specific Standardized Mortality Rates (SMR), with 95% confidence intervals; entire reference population resides in the Emilia-Romagna Region...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625825/red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-surgical-cancer-patients-targets-risks-mechanistic-understanding-and-further-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Vassilis L Tzounakas, Jerard Seghatchian, Elissavet Grouzi, Styliani Kokoris, Marianna H Antonelou
Anemia is present in more than half of cancer patients and appears to be an independent prognostic factor of short- and long-term adverse outcomes. It increases in the advanced period of cancer and perioperatively, in patients with solid tumors who undergo surgery. As a result, allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is an indispensable treatment in cancer. However, its safety remains controversial, based on several laboratory and clinical data reporting a linkage with increased risk for cancer recurrence, infection and cancer-related mortality...
May 26, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624530/the-emerging-role-of-wnt-signaling-dysregulation-in-the-understanding-and-modification-of-age-associated-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Lizbeth García-Velázquez, Clorinda Arias
Wnt signaling is a highly conserved pathway that participates in multiple aspects of cellular function during development and in adults. In particular, this pathway has been implicated in cell fate determination, proliferation and cell polarity establishment. In the brain, it contributes to synapse formation, axonal remodeling, dendrite outgrowth, synaptic activity, neurogenesis and behavioral plasticity. The expression and distribution of Wnt components in different organs vary with age, which may have important implications for preserving tissue homeostasis...
June 14, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624052/association-between-surgical-patient-satisfaction-and-nonmodifiable-factors
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Luke Martin, Angela P Presson, Chong Zhang, David Ray, Samuel Finlayson, Robert Glasgow
BACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction surveys are an important tool in measuring physician performance. We hypothesized that nonmodifiable factors would be associated with surgical outpatient satisfaction scores. METHODS: Press Ganey Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems outpatient satisfaction scores from completed surveys (18,373) at an academic department of surgery were reviewed. Data were collected on patient factors, provider specialty, practice setting, and first visit status...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623375/skin-immunity
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REVIEW
Agata Matejuk
Skin is the largest organ of the body with a complex network of multitude of cell types that perform plastic and dynamic cellular communication to maintain several vital processes such as inflammation, immune response including induction of tolerance and disease prevention, wound healing, and angiogenesis. Of paramount importance are immunological functions of the skin that protect from harmful exposure coming from external and internal environments. Awareness of skin immunity can provide a better comprehension of inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer, graft-versus-host disease, vaccination, and immunotherapy approaches...
June 16, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623230/flexible-body-motions-of-calmodulin-and-the-farnesylated-hypervariable-region-yield-a-high-affinity-interaction-enabling-k-ras4b-membrane-extraction
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Hyunbum Jang, Avik Banerjee, Tanmay Chavan, Vadim Gaponenko, Ruth Nussinov
In calmodulin (CaM)-rich environments, oncogenic KRAS plays a critical role in adenocarcinomas by promoting PI3K/Akt signaling. We previously proposed that at elevated calcium levels in cancer, CaM recruits PI3Kα to the membrane and extracts K-Ras4B from the membrane, organizing a K-Ras4B/CaM/PI3Kα ternary complex. CaM can thereby replace a missing receptor tyrosine kinase signal to fully activate PI3Kα. Recent experimental data show that CaM selectively promotes K-Ras signaling, but not of N-Ras or H-Ras...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622298/tgf%C3%AE-pathway-limits-dedifferentiation-following-wnt-and-mapk-pathway-activation-to-suppress-intestinal-tumourigenesis
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Patrizia Cammareri, David F Vincent, Michael C Hodder, Rachel A Ridgway, Claudio Murgia, Max Nobis, Andrew D Campbell, Julia Varga, David J Huels, Chithra Subramani, Katie L H Prescott, Colin Nixon, Ann Hedley, Simon T Barry, Florian R Greten, Gareth J Inman, Owen J Sansom
Recent studies have suggested increased plasticity of differentiated cells within the intestine to act both as intestinal stem cells (ISCs) and tumour-initiating cells. However, little is known of the processes that regulate this plasticity. Our previous work has shown that activating mutations of Kras or the NF-κB pathway can drive dedifferentiation of intestinal cells lacking Apc. To investigate this process further, we profiled both cells undergoing dedifferentiation in vitro and tumours generated from these cells in vivo by gene expression analysis...
June 16, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619958/monocytes-inhibit-nk-activity-via-tgf-%C3%AE-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Enrique Hernández-Jiménez, Carolina Cubillos-Zapata, Victor Toledano, Rebeca Pérez de Diego, Isabel Fernández-Navarro, Raquel Casitas, Carlos Carpio, Jose Casas-Martín, Jaime Valentín, Anibal Varela-Serrano, Jose Avendaño-Ortiz, Enrique Alvarez, Luis A Aguirre, Antonio Pérez-Martínez, Maria P De Miguel, Cristobal Belda-Iniesta, Francisco García-Río, Eduardo López-Collazo
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with cancer incidence and mortality. The contribution of the immune system appears to be crucial; however, the potential role of monocytes and natural killer (NK) cells remains unclear.Quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR, flow cytometry and in vitro assays were used to analyse the phenotype and immune response activity in 92 patients with OSA (60 recently diagnosed untreated patients and 32 patients after 6 months of treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)) and 29 healthy volunteers (HV)...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618669/re-rb1-and-trp53-cooperate-to-suppress-prostate-cancer-lineage-plasticity-metastasis-and-antiandrogen-resistance
#14
Anthony Atala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616405/endoscopic-treatment-for-distal-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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REVIEW
Kazuya Matsumoto, Yohei Takeda, Takumi Onoyama, Soichiro Kawata, Hiroki Kurumi, Hiroki Koda, Taro Yamashita, Hajime Isomoto
Distal malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) leads to obstructive jaundice as a result of when the bile excretion from the liver is disturbed and induces hepatic failure and sepsis, which when complicated with cholangitis, it becomes necessary to perform drainage for the MBO. For biliary drainage, we can perform a surgical bypass operation, percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD), endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) via duodenal papilla, or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD), which is a transgastrointestinal biliary drainage...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614624/new-insights-into-the-role-of-emt-in-tumor-immune-escape
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REVIEW
Stéphane Terry, Pierre Savagner, Sandra Ortiz-Cuaran, Linda Mahjoubi, Pierre Saintigny, Jean-Paul Thiery, Salem Chouaib
Novel immunotherapy approaches have provided durable remission in a significant number of cancer patients with cancers previously considered rapidly lethal. Nonetheless, the high degree of non-responders, and in some cases the emergence of resistance in patients who do initially respond, represents a significant challenge in the field of cancer immunotherapy. These issues prompt much more extensive studies to better understand how cancer cells escape immune surveillance and resist immune attacks. Here, we review the current knowledge of how cellular heterogeneity and plasticity could be involved in shaping the tumor microenvironment and in controlling anti-tumor immunity...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611556/therapeutic-interventional-endoscopic-ultrasound-based-on-rare-cases-in-indonesia-a-single-center-experience-in-unselected-patients
#17
Cosmas Rinaldi A Lesmana, Rino A Gani, Irsan Hasan, Andri Sanityoso Sulaiman, Laurentius A Lesmana
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is still not widely available and has a barrier in most Southeast Asian countries due to lack of training program, high cost, and hospital investment. In this study, we would like to show the impact of therapeutic interventional EUS procedures in gastroenterology practice in Indonesia, which represents the biggest Southeast Asian country. METHODS: Patients who underwent interventional EUS procedure in Medistra Hospital were prospectively recruited within 1 year...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611183/the-lncrna-h19-mediates-breast-cancer-cell-plasticity-during-emt-and-met-plasticity-by-differentially-sponging-mir-200b-c-and-let-7b
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Wu Zhou, Xiao-Lei Ye, Jun Xu, Ming-Guo Cao, Zheng-Yu Fang, Ling-Yun Li, Guang-Hui Guan, Qiong Liu, Yue-Hui Qian, Dong Xie
Metastasis is a multistep process by which tumor cells disseminate from their primary site and form secondary tumors at a distant site. The pathophysiological course of metastasis is mediated by the dynamic plasticity of cancer cells, which enables them to shift between epithelial and mesenchymal phenotypes through a transcriptionally regulated program termed epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and its reverse process, mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET). Using a mouse model of spontaneous metastatic breast cancer, we investigated the molecular mediators of metastatic competence within a heterogeneous primary tumor and how these cells then manipulated their epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity during the metastatic process...
June 13, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607282/laparoendoscopic-single-site-adnexal-surgery-preliminary-indian-experience
#19
Smitha Balusamy, Hrishikesh P Salgaonkar, Ramya Ranjan Behera, Ashwini Bhalerao-Gandhi, Deepraj S Bhandarkar
INTRODUCTION: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) is an emerging technique in gynaecology. The proposed advantages of the LESS include better cosmesis and reduction in pain. We report our preliminary experience with LESS in the treatment of adnexal pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After a preoperative workup, LESS was offered to 37 patients between July 2009 and April 2015. All the procedures were carried out through a 2-2.5 cm transumbilical incision using conventional laparoscopic instruments...
July 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602118/effects-of-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-epigenetic-modifications-in-ovarian-cancer-a-review
#20
Ratika Samtani, Noopur Sharma, Deepali Garg
Ovarian cancer (OC) is a relatively fatal female reproductive malignancy. Since the underlying causes are uncertain, it brings us to believe that both genetic and external factors contribute toward development of this lethal disorder. Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the form of occupational usage of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, plasticizers, cosmetics, and so on is potentially carcinogenic and their ability to cause epigenetic modifications has led us to hypothesize that they may play a catalytic role in OC progression...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
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