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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531887/expression-and-characterization-of-membrane-type-4-matrix-metalloproteinase-mt4-mmp-and-its-different-forms-in-melanoma
#1
Bettina Hieronimus, Julian Pfohl, Christian Busch, Lutz Graeve
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Membrane-type matrix metalloproteinases (MT-MMPs) are expressed on the cell surface and hydrolyze extracellular matrix components and signaling molecules by which they influence cancer cell migration and metastasis. Two of the six known MT-MMPs are anchored to the plasma membrane via a GPI anchor, one of which is MT4-MMP. Only little is known about MT4-MMP expression, synthesis, regulation and degradation. METHODS: We analyzed several human cancer cell lines as well as tissue homogenates using Western blotting and quantitative PCR for the expression of MT4-MMP...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528913/the-natural-history-of-common-melanocytic-naevi-a-systematic-review-of-longitudinal-studies-in-the-general-population
#2
Elsemieke I Plasmeijer, Thi-My-Uyen Nguyen, Catherine M Olsen, Monika Janda, H Peter Soyer, Adele C Green
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528606/vitiligo-not-simply-a-skin-disease
#3
REVIEW
Jusleen Ahluwalia, Lilia M Correa-Selm, Babar K Rao
Melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, are present in other parts of the body, such as the ocular, auditory, nervous, and cardiac systems. Within these systems, their roles serve a different purpose than their classical counterparts in skin as pigment cells. Such roles include cell turnover in retinal pigment epithelium, maintenance of balance and prevention of environmental damage in the auditory neuroepithelium, role-playing as dendritic cells within the leptomeninges, and prevention of oxidative damage in adipose tissue...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528541/melanoma-frequency-among-symmetrical-spitzoid-looking-lesions-a-retrospective-study
#4
Claudia Costa, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Maddalena Napolitano, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Massimiliano Scalvenzi
BACKGROUND: Many efforts have been spent attempting to define clinical, histopathological and molecular markers for differential diagnosis of Spitz nevus and melanoma. Dermoscopy has been widely used but it may be not always sufficient. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed evaluating Spitzoid-looking lesions showing symmetry at clinical and dermoscopic examination in patients ≥ 12 years attending our Clinic from 2004 to 2014. Demographic, clinical and dermoscopic data were assessed for each lesion in order to highlight the most common characteristics which could help the differential diagnosis between Spitz nevus and melanoma when clinical or dermoscopic asymmetry is lacking...
May 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525626/skin-pigmentation-and-risk-of-hearing-loss-in-women
#5
Brian M Lin, Wen-Qing Li, Sharon G Curhan, Konstantina M Stankovic, Abrar A Qureshi, Gary C Curhan
Black individuals have a lower risk of hearing loss than do whites, possibly because of differences in cochlear melanocytes. Previous studies have suggested that darker-skinned individuals tend to have more inner ear melanin, and cochlear melanocytes are important in generating the endocochlear potential. We investigated the relationship between self-reported hearing loss and skin pigmentation by using hair color, skin tanning ability, and skin reaction to prolonged sun exposure as surrogate measures of pigmentation among 49,323 white women in the Nurses' Health Study...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524047/oestrogen-and-progesterone-receptor-in-melanoma-and-nevi-an-immunohistochemical-study
#6
Emi Dika, Pier Alessandro Fanti, Sabina Vaccari, Elisa Capizzi, Alessio Degiovanni, Agnese Gobbi, Bianca Maria Piraccini, Simone Ribero, Carlotta Baraldi, Giulia Maria Ravaioli, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Annalisa Patrizi
The effect of hormonal stimulation and fertility treatments, as well as their role in the development of malignant melanoma (MM), is still to be determined. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of oestrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and progesterone receptor (PR) in MM and nevi after hormonal stimulation. Immunohistochemical analyses were performed utilizing antibodies specifically directed against ERα and PR in MM and atypical nevi specimens from patients: (1) diagnosed during pregnancy, (2) diagnosed in the six months following delivery, or (3) who had undergone repetitive cycles of hormonal stimulation for in vitro fertilization in the year that preceded MM diagnosis...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516731/alopecia-areata-hyperactivity-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-is-a-myth
#7
Beata Bergler-Czop, Bartosz Miziołek, Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło
INTRODUCTION: Psychological stress is known to cause exacerbation of different skin pathologies including alopecia areata (AA). A hyperactivity of the HPA axis in patients affected by AA (AA-patients) was proposed to be a neuroendocrine response to stress. Still little is known about MSH and cortisol production in AA settings. AIM: The aim of the study was to compare trends in a production of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) and cortisol in patients with AA-patients and healthy controls...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516283/developmental-window-of-sensorineural-deafness-in-biotinidase-deficient-mice
#8
Kathleen June Maheras, Kirit Pindolia, Barry Wolf, Alexander Gow
Biotinidase deficiency is an autosomal recessively inherited disorder that results in the inability to recycle the vitamin, biotin. If untreated, the disorder can result in a range of neurological and cutaneous symptoms, including sensorineural deficits and deafness. To understand early mechanistic abnormalities that may precede more generalized and nonspecific effects of metabolic deficits such as weight loss and acidosis, we have analyzed auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) in biotinidase-deficient knockout (Btd (-/-) ) mice in the periweaning period with or without dietary biotin supplementation...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514752/%C3%AE-msh-inhibits-adipose-inflammation-via-reducing-foxos-transcription-and-blocking-akt-jnk-pathway-in-mice
#9
Guannv Liu, Meihang Li, Muhammad Saeed, Yatao Xu, Qian Ren, Chao Sun
Alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (αMSH) abates inflammation in multiple tissues, while Forkhead box proteins O (FoxOs) stimulate inflammatory cascade. However, the relationship between αMSH and FoxOs in adipose inflammation remains unclear. In this study, we used LPS-induced inflammation model, attempted to interpret the function of αMSH in inflammation and the interactions with FoxOs. Results indicated that upon inflammatory situation, the secretion of αMSH and the expression of its receptor MC5R were greatly decreased, but FoxOs expressions were elevated...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512666/diagnostic-efficacy-of-digital-dermoscopy-and-clinical-findings-in-thin-melanoma-of-the-lower-limbs
#10
Emi Dika, Marco Adriano Chessa, Simone Ribero, Pier A Fanti, Carlotta Gurioli, Martina Lambertini, Carlotta Baraldi, Annalisa Patrizi
The introduction of dermoscopy has improved the accuracy of diagnosis of melanoma. However, early stage melanoma can be difficult to diagnose. Eighty-nine cases of thin melanoma with a Breslow thickness ≤1 mm located on the lower limb and diagnosed between 2008 and 2016 were assessed using 4 dermoscopic algorithms: (i) modified pattern analysis; (ii) ABCD rule of dermoscopy; (iii) 7-point checklist; and (iv) Menzies' method. Two groups of early stage melanomas of the legs were identified: "difficult to diagnose melanomas" (DDM) and "non-difficult to diagnose melanomas" (NDDM)...
May 17, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512424/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-retinal-microvascular-changes-overlying-choroidal-nodules-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#11
Catherine Cassiman, Ingele Casteels, Peter Stalmans, Eric Legius, Julie Jacob
PURPOSE: To report 3 cases of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) with choroidal nodules associated with retinal microvascular changes imaged with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Small case series in 3 NF1 patients. OCTA examinations were performed by a trained examiner (J.J.) after pupillary dilation. A standard scan, centered over the macula measuring 6 × 6 mm and 3 × 3 mm was obtained according to the findings on standard color photography...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512420/a-case-of-iris-melanocytoma-demonstrating-diffuse-melanocytic-proliferation-with-uncontrolled-intraocular-pressure
#12
Mami Kusunose, Yuji Sakino, Yoshihiro Noda, Tsutomu Daa, Toshiaki Kubota
We report a rare case with histologically proven melanocytoma of the iris that demonstrated diffuse melanocytic proliferation with uncontrolled secondary glaucoma and investigate the etiology of the intraocular pressure elevation. The patient was a 78-year-old man with a history of darkened iris of his left eye. The intraocular pressure was 39 mm Hg. A slit-lamp examination showed a diffuse darkened iris, and a gonioscopic examination revealed open angle with circumferential heavy pigmentation. There was no pigment dispersion of the anterior chamber and no pigment deposition of the cornea...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512236/focus-on-cutaneous-and-uveal-melanoma-specificities
#13
REVIEW
Charlotte Pandiani, Guillaume E Béranger, Justine Leclerc, Robert Ballotti, Corine Bertolotto
Cutaneous melanoma (CM) and uveal melanoma (UM) derive from cutaneous and uveal melanocytes that share the same embryonic origin and display the same cellular function. However, the etiopathogenesis and biological behaviors of these melanomas are very different. CM and UM display distinct landscapes of genetic alterations and show different metastatic routes and tropisms. Hence, therapeutic improvements achieved in the last few years for the treatment of CM have failed to ameliorate the clinical outcomes of patients with UM...
April 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512235/identifying-the-niche-controlling-melanocyte-differentiation
#14
REVIEW
Manuel Zocco, Cédric Blanpain
Melanocytes present in hair follicles are responsible for their pigmentation. Melanocyte differentiation and hair pigmentation depend on the stem cell factor (SCF)/c-Kit signaling pathway, but the niche that regulates melanocyte differentiation is not well characterized. In this issue of Genes & Development, Liao and colleagues (pp. 744-756) identify Krox20(+)-derived cells of the hair shaft as the niche and the essential source of SCF required for melanocyte maturation. This study delineates the niche factors regulating melanocyte differentiation and hair pigmentation and opens up new avenues to further characterize the cross-talk between the hair follicle and melanocytes that controls melanocyte maintenance and differentiation...
April 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509525/melanoma-frequency-among-symmetrical-spitzoid-looking-lesions-a-retrospective-study
#15
Claudia Costa, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Maddalena Napolitano, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Massimiliano Scalvenzi
BACKGROUND: Many efforts have been spent attempting to define clinical, histopathological and molecular markers for differential diagnosis of Spitz nevus and melanoma. Dermoscopy has been widely used but it may be not always sufficient. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed evaluating Spitzoid-looking lesions showing symmetry at clinical and dermoscopic examination in patients ≥ 12 years attending our Clinic from 2004 to 2014. Demographic, clinical and dermoscopic data were assessed for each lesion in order to highlight the most common characteristics which could help the differential diagnosis between Spitz nevus and melanoma when clinical or dermoscopic asymmetry is lacking...
May 16, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509522/construction-of-a-three-dimensional-in-vitro-skin-model-on-polycaprolactone-fibers
#16
Qi Liu, Ru-Zhi Zhang, Bin Xu
BACKGROUND: To observe the morphological characteristics and the biological properties of human epidermal cells when cultured at an air-liquid interface in polycaprolactone (PCL) fibers as a three-dimensional scaffold for tissue engineering. METHODS: In this study, the melanocytes and keratinocytes were obtained from human scalp skin, seeded onto a PCL film, and cocultured for 2 weeks to construct a three-dimensional (3D) skin model. The cells were then characterized by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, by immunohistochemical staining with antibodies to cytokeratin 15 (CK15), Ki-67, CD34, CD200 and HMB45 and by transmission electron microscopy...
May 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508750/a-case-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-with-a-neighbouring-melanocytic-nevus-dermoscopic-features
#17
Takeshi Namiki, Kohei Nojima, Takaaki Hanafusa, Hiroki Mori, Mutsumi Okazaki, Keiko Miura, Masaru Tanaka, Hiroo Yokozeki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508099/giant-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-and-malignant-transformation-a-case-for-early-radical-intervention
#18
Christopher R Maguire, Ryan Livingston, Gael E Phillips, Roy M Kimble
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the risk of early malignant transformation in infants with giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GN) and demonstrate the potential for earlier intervention with aggressive surgery. We describe the case of a child born with a GN who developed a metastatic melanoma early in life, despite early commencement of resection of the nevus. This is contrasted against a second case of a child in which a more radical management was conducted. Despite early commencement of serial resection of the GN, the first child in this series died of metastatic melanoma prior to complete excision of the nevus...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505073/anti-pigmentary-effect-of-4-hydroxysattabacin-from-the-marine-derived-bacterium-bacillus-sp
#19
Kyuri Kim, Alain S Leutou, Haein Jeong, Dayoung Kim, Chi Nam Seong, Sang-Jip Nam, Kyung-Min Lim
Bioactivity-guided isolation of a crude extract from a culture broth of Bacillus sp. has led to the isolation of (-)-4-hydroxysattabacin (1). The inhibitory effect of (-)-4-hydroxysattabacin (1) was investigated on melanogenesis in the murine melanoma cell line, B16F10, and human melanoma cell line, MNT-1, as well as a pigmented 3D-human skin model. (-)-4-Hydroxysattabacin treatment decreased melanin contents in a dose-dependent manner in α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH)-stimulated B16F10 cells. Quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR) demonstrated that treatment with (-)-4-hydroxysattabacin down-regulated several melanogenic genes, including tyrosinase, tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TRP-1), and tyrosinase-related protein 2 (TRP-2) while their enzymatic activities were unaffected...
May 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504374/melanoma-risk-in-congenital-melanocytic-naevi
#20
S Krengel, M Reyes-Múgica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
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