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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103316/alpha-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-protects-against-cytokine-induced-barrier-damage-in-caco-2-intestinal-epithelial-monolayers
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Judit Váradi, András Harazin, Ferenc Fenyvesi, Katalin Réti-Nagy, Péter Gogolák, György Vámosi, Ildikó Bácskay, Pálma Fehér, Zoltán Ujhelyi, Gábor Vasvári, Eszter Róka, David Haines, Mária A Deli, Miklós Vecsernyés
Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) is a potent anti-inflammatory peptide with cytoprotective effect in various tissues. The present investigation demonstrates the ability of α-MSH to interact with intestinal epithelial cell monolayers and mitigate inflammatory processes of the epithelial barrier. The protective effect of α-MSH was studied on Caco-2 human intestinal epithelial monolayers, which were disrupted by exposure to tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-1β. The barrier integrity was assessed by measuring transepithelial electric resistance (TEER) and permeability for marker molecules...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100394/replication-study-melanoma-genome-sequencing-reveals-frequent-prex2-mutations
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Stephen K Horrigan, Pascal Courville, Darryl Sampey, Faren Zhou, Steve Cai
In 2015, as part of the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology, we published a Registered Report (Chroscinski et al., 2014) that described how we intended to replicate selected experiments from the paper "Melanoma genome sequencing reveals frequent PREX2 mutations" (Berger et al., 2012). Here we report the results of those experiments. We regenerated cells stably expressing ectopic wild-type and mutant phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate-dependent Rac exchange factor 2 (PREX2) using the same immortalized human NRAS(G12D) melanocytes as the original study...
January 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099079/lymphangioleiomyomatosis-a-monogenic-model-of-malignancy
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Vera P Krymskaya, Francis X McCormack
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, low-grade, metastasizing neoplasm that arises from an unknown source, spreads via the lymphatics, and targets the lungs. All pulmonary structures become infiltrated with benign-appearing spindle and epithelioid cells (LAM cells) that express smooth-muscle and melanocyte-lineage markers, harbor mTOR-activating mutations in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) genes, and recruit abundant stromal cells. Elaboration of lymphangiogenic growth factors and matrix remodeling enzymes by LAM cells enables their access to lymphatic channels and likely drives the cystic lung remodeling that often culminates in respiratory failure...
January 14, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096452/m-ink-a-novel-tool-for-visualizing-melanosomes-and-melanocores
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Morié Ishida, Soujiro Marubashi, Mitsunori Fukuda
Melanosome transfer from melanocytes to surrounding keratinocytes is one of the crucial but less well characterized steps in the process of skin pigmentation. Although several markers have generally been used to detect melanosomes in melanocytes, no suitable markers for melanosomes that have been transferred into keratinocytes have ever been reported. The M-INK probe we developed and report here specifically recognizes melanocores and thus makes visualizing melanosomes that have been incorporated into keratinocytes possible even in a fluorescent field...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096290/the-epidermal-polarity-protein-par3-is-a-non-cell-autonomous-suppressor-of-malignant-melanoma
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Melina Mescher, Peter Jeong, Sina K Knapp, Matthias Rübsam, Michael Saynisch, Marina Kranen, Jennifer Landsberg, Max Schlaak, Cornelia Mauch, Thomas Tüting, Carien M Niessen, Sandra Iden
Melanoma, an aggressive skin malignancy with increasing lifetime risk, originates from melanocytes (MCs) that are in close contact with surrounding epidermal keratinocytes (KCs). How the epidermal microenvironment controls melanomagenesis remains poorly understood. In this study, we identify an unexpected non-cell autonomous role of epidermal polarity proteins, molecular determinants of cytoarchitecture, in malignant melanoma. Epidermal Par3 inactivation in mice promotes MC dedifferentiation, motility, and hyperplasia and, in an autochthonous melanoma model, results in increased tumor formation and lung metastasis...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095579/development-and-clinical-assessment-of-a-comprehensive-product-for-pigmentation-control-in-multiple-ethnic-populations
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Elizabeth T Makino, Kuniko Kadoya, Monya L Sigler, Peter D Hino, Rahul C Mehta
BACKGROUND: Pigmentary changes in people of different ethnic origins are controlled by slight variations in key biological pathways leading to different outcomes from the same treatment. It is important to develop and test products for desired outcomes in varying ethnic populations. OBJECTIVES: To develop a comprehensive product (LYT2) that affects all major biological pathways controlling pigmentation and test for clinical efficacy and safety in different ethnic populations...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094871/divergence-of-camp-signaling-pathways-mediating-augmented-nucleotide-excision-repair-and-pigment-induction-in-melanocytes
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Erin M Wolf Horrell, Stuart G Jarrett, Katharine M Carter, John A D'Orazio
Loss-of-function melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) polymorphisms are common in UV-sensitive fair-skinned individuals and are associated with blunted cAMP second messenger signaling and higher lifetime risk of melanoma because of diminished ability of melanocytes to cope with UV damage. cAMP signaling positions melanocytes to resist UV injury by up-regulating synthesis of UV-blocking eumelanin pigment and by enhancing the repair of UV-induced DNA damage. cAMP enhances melanocyte nucleotide excision repair (NER), the genome maintenance pathway responsible for the removal of mutagenic UV photolesions, through cAMP-activated protein kinase (protein kinase A)-mediated phosphorylation of the ataxia telangiectasia mutated and Rad3 related (ATR) protein on the S435 residue...
January 17, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092671/pde4d-promotes-fak-mediated-cell-invasion-in-braf-mutated-melanoma
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J Delyon, A Servy, F Laugier, J André, N Ortonne, M Battistella, S Mourah, A Bensussan, C Lebbé, N Dumaz
The cyclic AMP (cAMP) signaling pathway is critical in melanocyte biology for regulating differentiation. It is downregulated by phosphodiesterase (PDE) enzymes, which degrade cAMP itself. In melanoma evidence suggests that inhibition of the cAMP pathway by PDE type 4 (PDE4) favors tumor progression. For example, in melanomas harboring RAS mutations, the overexpression of PDE4 is crucial for MAPK pathway activation and proliferation induced by oncogenic RAS. Here we showed that PDE4D is overexpressed in BRAF-mutated melanoma cell lines, constitutively disrupting the cAMP pathway activation...
January 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092363/mouse-models-of-uv-induced-melanoma-genetics-pathology-and-clinical-relevance
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Chi-Ping Day, Rachel Marchalik, Glenn Merlino, Helen Michael
Melanocytes, a neural crest cell derivative, produce pigment to protect keratinocytes from ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Although melanocytic lesions such as nevi and cutaneous malignant melanomas are known to be associated with sun exposure, the role of UVR in oncogenesis is complex and has yet to be clearly elucidated. UVR appears to have a direct mutational role in inducing or promoting melanoma formation as well as an indirect role through microenvironmental changes. Recent advances in the modeling of human melanoma in animals have built platforms upon which prospective studies can begin to investigate these questions...
January 16, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090415/non-melanoma-associated-dyschromia-of-the-proximal-nail-fold
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Nicole C DeMartinis, Philip R Cohen
Subungual melanoma with pigmentation beneath the nail that extends to involve the proximal nail fold is referred to as Hutchinson's sign. Black or brown subungual discoloration involving the proximal nail fold secondary to other etiologies has been referred to as pseudo-Hutchinson's sign. Three patients with nail discoloration and concurrent dyschromia of the proximal nail fold are described: a female with a chronic subungual hematoma and pseudo-Hutchinson's sign, a male with culture-confirmed Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P...
December 9, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089201/recent-advances-in-melanoma-and-melanocyte-biology
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REVIEW
Hensin Tsao, Mizuho Fukunaga-Kalabis, Meenhard Herlyn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087417/culture-media-based-selection-of-endothelial-cells-pericytes-and-perivascular-resident-macrophage-like-melanocytes-from-the-young-mouse-vestibular-system
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Jinhui Zhang, Songlin Chen, Jing Cai, Zhiqiang Hou, Xiaohan Wang, Allan Kachelmeier, Xiaorui Shi
The vestibular blood-labyrinth barrier (BLB) is comprised of perivascular-resident macrophage-like melanocytes (PVM/Ms) and pericytes (PCs), in addition to endothelial cells (ECs) and basement membrane (BM), and bears strong resemblance to the cochlear BLB in the stria vascularis. Over the past few decades, in vitro cell-based models have been widely used in blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-retina barrier (BRB) research, and have proved to be powerful tools for studying cell-cell interactions in their respective organs...
January 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087014/parallel-globules-on-the-ridges-caused-by-transepidermal-elimination-of-melanocytic-nests-a-new-dermoscopic-pattern-of-acral-melanoma
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Giovanni Ghigliotti, Elena De Col, Franco Rongioletti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086809/primary-mediastinal-clear-cell-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Long Jin, Yuxia Sui, Haili Zhu, Zhizhong Chen, Shuguang Liu
BACKGROUND: Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is a rare malignant soft-tissue neoplasm that displays melanocytic markers and exhibits striking histopathological features. The tumour has a predilection for the lower extremities and rarely presents in the mediastinum. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of primary mediastinal CCS in a 57-year-old man. Computer tomography (CT) revealed a 12 × 12 × 7.5 cm mass in the anterior mediastinum. Microscopically, the tumour mainly consisted of epithelioid cells with oval vesicular nuclei and eosinophilic cytoplasm...
January 13, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079340/serum-tryptase-levels-in-melanoma-patients-case-control-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Giovanni Paolino, Elisa Moliterni, Dario Didona, Michele Cardone, Teresa Lopez, Valentina Garelli, Antonio G Richetta, Ugo Bottoni, Carmen Cantisani, Alfredo Rossi, Stefano Calvieri
BACKGROUND: Serum tryptase results from the constant release of the enzyme from mast cells and serum tryptase levels are commonly considered to be related to the total number of mast cells. They are increased in several malignancies, as pancreatic carcinoma, angiosarcoma, hepatic carcinoma and proliferative and/or non- proliferative hematological disorders. Contrariwise, it has been reported that the number of tryptase+ and chymase+ mast cells was lower in deeply invasive melanoma compared to in-situ melanoma and dysplastic nevi...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078671/melanoma-in-congenital-melanocytic-naevi
#16
REVIEW
V A Kinsler, P O'Hare, N Bulstrode, J E Calonje, W K Chong, D Hargrave, T Jacques, D Lomas, N J Sebire, O Slater
Congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) are a known risk factor for melanoma, with the greatest risk currently thought to be in childhood. There has been controversy over the years about the incidence, and therefore over clinical management of CMN, due partly to the difficulties of histological diagnosis and partly to publishing bias towards cases of malignancy. Large cohort studies have demonstrated that risk in childhood is related to the severity of the congenital phenotype, not only cutaneous but neuroradiological...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078437/senescence-in-the-lesional-fibroblasts-of-non-segmental-vitiligo-patients
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Seema Rani, Supriya Bhardwaj, Niharika Srivastava, Vijay Lakshmi Sharma, Davinder Parsad, Ravinder Kumar
Dermal fibroblasts secrete various growth factors which are important for skin pigmentation. Imbalance in the synchronization of epidermal and dermal cells in the skin can play vital role in the pathogenesis of pigmentary disorder vitiligo. Therefore, our objective was to check the lesional fibroblasts for any abnormality and senescence in non-segmental vitiligo patients (NSV). Skin punch biopsies were taken from NSV patients and healthy controls. Explant culture of fibroblast from lesional dermis, non-lesional dermis, and control was analyzed...
January 11, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074522/protective-effects-of-tacalcitol-against-oxidative-damage-in-human-epidermal-melanocytes
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Qi-Lin Li, Yan-Hua Wu, Mu Niu, Xiao-Juan Lu, Yong-Hua Huang, Dan-Hua He
BACKGROUND: Oxidative damage may lead to the dysfunction of melanocytes (MCs) and is one of the causative mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of vitiligo. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate the protective effects of the vitamin D3 analog tacalcitol on oxidative damage induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) in human epidermal MCs. METHODS: Human epidermal MCs were cultured and identified by l-DOPA staining and HMB-45 immunohistochemical staining...
February 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072561/primary-leptomeningeal-melanoma-in-a-patient-with-multiple-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-treated-with-ipilimumab
#19
Salome Arobelidze, Happy Farouk Sadiek, Ramya Tripuraneni, Hamed Daw, Timothy Spiro, Abdo Haddad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069687/adaptive-resistance-of-melanoma-cells-to-raf-inhibition-via-reversible-induction-of-a-slowly-dividing-de-differentiated-state
#20
Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani, Verena Becker, Benjamin Izar, Gregory J Baker, Jia-Ren Lin, Sarah A Boswell, Parin Shah, Asaf Rotem, Levi A Garraway, Peter K Sorger
Treatment of BRAF-mutant melanomas with MAP kinase pathway inhibitors is paradigmatic of the promise of precision cancer therapy but also highlights problems with drug resistance that limit patient benefit. We use live-cell imaging, single-cell analysis, and molecular profiling to show that exposure of tumor cells to RAF/MEK inhibitors elicits a heterogeneous response in which some cells die, some arrest, and the remainder adapt to drug. Drug-adapted cells up-regulate markers of the neural crest (e.g., NGFR), a melanocyte precursor, and grow slowly...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
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