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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217237/-caught-by-the-eye-of-sound-epigastric-swelling-due-to-xiphisternal-tuberculosis
#1
Shabnam Bhandari Grover, Sumit Arora, Amit Kumar, Hemal Grover, Amit Katyan, Deepthi Mohan Nair
BACKGROUND: Common causes of an epigastric mass include hepatomegaly, pancreatic pseudocyst and epigastric hernia, less common causes being carcinoma of the stomach or pancreas, whereas diseases of the sternum presenting as an epigastric swelling is extremely uncommon. We report a case of tubercular infection of the sternum located in the xiphoid process resulting in its presentation as an epigastric swelling. CASE REPORT: A 30-year-old immunocompetent woman with complaints of an epigastric swelling and undocumented pyrexia for four months was referred for sonographic evaluation with a clinical suspicion of an incompletely treated liver abscess...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215532/consequences-of-keratin-phosphorylation-for-cytoskeletal-organization-and-epithelial-functions
#2
M S Sawant, R E Leube
Intermediate filaments are major phosphoproteins. The complex patterns of intermediate filament phosphorylation make up a poorly understood code reflecting cytoskeletal properties and cellular function through an intense crosstalk with multiple signaling pathways. This review focuses on the epithelial keratin intermediate filaments highlighting the tight-knit relationship of keratin phosphorylation and network organization during cell division and apoptosis, and the importance of keratin phosphorylation during epithelial stress responses...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214561/on-the-development-of-the-hepatopancreatic-ductal-system
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REVIEW
Alethia Villasenor, Didier Y R Stainier
The hepatopancreatic ductal system is the collection of ducts that connect the liver and pancreas to the digestive tract. The formation of this system is necessary for the transport of exocrine secretions, for the correct assembly of the pancreatobiliary ductal system, and for the overall function of the digestive system. Studies on endoderm organ formation have significantly advanced our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that govern organ induction, organ specification and morphogenesis of the major foregut-derived organs...
February 15, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208933/a-rare-case-report-of-hepatic-subcapsular-pseudocyst-of-pancreas
#4
Noor Topno, Sandeep Ghosh, Arup Baruah
A pancreatic pseudocyst arises as a result of acute or chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic trauma, or obstruction of the pancreatic duct by a neoplasm. Most of the pseudocysts are located within the head and the body of the pancreas but 20% are extra-pancreatic. We report a case of a 33-year-old gentleman presenting with acute on chronic alcoholic pancreatitis with hepatic sub-capsular pseudocyst involving left lobe of liver, with intra-cystic bleed was successfully treated with Ultrasonography (USG) guided drainage...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207836/tmg-123-a-novel-glucokinase-activator-exerts-durable-effects-on-hyperglycemia-without-increasing-triglyceride-in-diabetic-animal-models
#5
Yoshinori Tsumura, Yu Tsushima, Azusa Tamura, Makiko Hasebe, Masanobu Kanou, Hirotsugu Kato, Tsunefumi Kobayashi
Glucokinase (GK) plays a critical role for maintaining glucose homeostasis with regulating glucose uptake in liver and insulin secretion in pancreas. GK activators have been reported to decrease blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, clinical development of GK activators has failed due to the loss of glucose-lowering effects and increased plasma triglyceride levels after chronic treatment. Here, we generated a novel GK activator, TMG-123, examined its in vitro and in vivo pharmacological characteristics, and evaluated its risks of aforementioned clinical issues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203391/effects-of-aqueous-extract-of-alfalfa-on-hyperglycemia-and-dyslipidemia-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-wistar-rats
#6
REVIEW
Masomeh Khosravi Farsani, Esmaiel Amraie, Peyman Kavian, Mahtab Keshvari
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aqueous extract of alfalfa on blood glucose and serum lipids in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two adult male Wistar rats weighing 210-250 g were selected and divided randomly into four groups of eight animals each for 21 days as follows: (1) control group, (2) diabetic control group, (3) diabetic group plus aqueous extract of alfalfa (250 mg/l), and (4) diabetic group plus aqueous extract of alfalfa (500 mg/l)...
September 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201969/vitamin-d-and-cancer-stem-cells-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#7
Ming-Xing Li, Long-Fei Li, Lin Zhang, Zan-Gang Xiao, Jing Shen, Wei Hu, Qiang Zeng, Chi-Hin Cho
Vitamin D has been widely used as a dietary supplement for the prevention and treatment of bone disorders. Epidemiological and preclinical studies demonstrated the anticancer action of vitamin D in a variety of cancers including those in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In these studies the inhibitory action of vitamin D on cancer stem cells (CSCs) has been a focus and is also an important subject to revolutionize the therapeutic potential of vitamin D on cancer treatment. Here, we summarize the involvement of CSC markers and factors and also their signaling pathways in the development of cancers in the esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas and also liver...
February 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195651/early-estimates-of-seer-cancer-incidence-2014
#8
Denise Riedel Lewis, Huann-Sheng Chen, Myles G Cockburn, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Antoinette M Stroup, Douglas N Midthune, Zhaohui Zou, Martin F Krapcho, Daniel G Miller, Eric J Feuer
BACKGROUND: Cancer incidence rates and trends for cases diagnosed through 2014 using data reported to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program in February 2016 and a validation of rates and trends for cases diagnosed through 2013 and submitted in February 2015 using the November 2015 submission are reported. New cancer sites include the pancreas, kidney and renal pelvis, corpus and uterus, and childhood cancer sites for ages birth to 19 years inclusive. METHODS: A new reporting delay model is presented for these estimates for more consistent results with the model used for the usual November SEER submissions, adjusting for the large case undercount in the February submission...
February 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195103/malignant-melanocytic-neoplasm-of-pancreas-with-liver-metastasis-is-it-malignant-melanoma-or-clear-cell-sarcoma
#9
Thomas Alex Kodiatte, Sam Varghese George, Raju Titus Chacko, Banumathi Ramakrishna
Malignant melanocytic neoplasm, usually seen in soft tissues, is rare in a visceral location and presents as a diagnostic dilemma. We present a case of pancreatic malignant melanocytic neoplasm with liver metastasis. A 58-year-old man presented with left upper abdominal swelling and loss of appetite. Imaging revealed a large mass arising from the pancreatic tail, and this was diagnosed as malignant neoplasm with melanocytic differentiation on biopsy with the possible differentials of malignant melanoma, clear cell sarcoma (CCS), and perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasm...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194257/is-p53-involved-in-tissue-specific-insulin-resistance-formation
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REVIEW
Justyna Strycharz, Jozef Drzewoski, Janusz Szemraj, Agnieszka Sliwinska
p53 constitutes an extremely versatile molecule, primarily involved in sensing the variety of cellular stresses. Functional p53 utilizes a plethora of mechanisms to protect cell from deleterious repercussions of genotoxic insults, where senescence deserves special attention. While the impressive amount of p53 roles has been perceived solely by the prism of antioncogenic effect, its presence seems to be vastly connected with metabolic abnormalities underlain by cellular aging, obesity, and inflammation. p53 has been found to regulate multiple biochemical processes such as glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation, lipolysis, lipogenesis, β-oxidation, gluconeogenesis, and glycogen synthesis...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193997/stepwise-reprogramming-of-liver-cells-to-a-pancreas-progenitor-state-by-the-transcriptional-regulator-tgif2
#11
Nuria Cerdá-Esteban, Heike Naumann, Silvia Ruzittu, Nancy Mah, Igor M Pongrac, Corinna Cozzitorto, Angela Hommel, Miguel A Andrade-Navarro, Ezio Bonifacio, Francesca M Spagnoli
The development of a successful lineage reprogramming strategy of liver to pancreas holds promises for the treatment and potential cure of diabetes. The liver is an ideal tissue source for generating pancreatic cells, because of its close developmental origin with the pancreas and its regenerative ability. Yet, the molecular bases of hepatic and pancreatic cellular plasticity are still poorly understood. Here, we report that the TALE homeoprotein TGIF2 acts as a developmental regulator of the pancreas versus liver fate decision and is sufficient to elicit liver-to-pancreas fate conversion both ex vivo and in vivo...
February 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193098/nanoparticle-formulation-increases-syzygium-cumini-antioxidant-activity-in-candida-albicans-infected-diabetic-rats
#12
Paula E R Bitencourt, Lariane O Cargnelutti, Carolina S Stein, Raquel Lautenchleger, Luana M Ferreira, Manuela Sangoi, Laura Denardi, Raphaela M Borges, Aline Boligon, Rafael N Moresco, Letícia Cruz, Régis A Zanette, Sydney H Alves, Maria Beatriz Moretto
CONTEXT: Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels (Myrtaceae) is a medicinal plant widely used in folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM). However, studies on the use of this plant and of nanoparticle formulations against DM-related fungal infections are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the treatments with aqueous seed extract of S. cumini (ASc) and ASc-loaded polymeric nanoparticles (NPASc) on biochemical parameters in Candida albicans-infected diabetic rats...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192884/myoinositol-ameliorates-high-fat-diet-and-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats-through-promoting-insulin-receptor-signaling
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Poovathumkal James Antony, Gopalsamy Rajiv Gandhi, Antony Stalin, Kedike Balakrishna, Erenius Toppo, Kuppusamy Sivasankaran, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi
Mimosa pudica Linn. (Mimosaceae) has been traditionally used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in India. The present study evaluates the therapeutic efficacy of myoinositol (25 and 50mg/kg) isolated from M. pudica stem methanol extract in Triton WR-1339 induced hyperlipidemic and high-fat diet (HFD) fed-streptozotocin (STZ)-induced insulin-resistant diabetic rats. Lipid biomarkers, fasting blood glucose (FBG), changes in body weight, food and water intakes, plasma insulin, HOMA-IR, oral glucose tolerance, intraperitoneal insulin tolerance, urea, creatinine, marker enzymes of liver function, β-cell function and the expression levels of insulin receptor-induced signaling molecules were studied...
February 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192880/ameliorating-effect-of-betanin-a-natural-chromoalkaloid-by-modulating-hepatic-carbohydrate-metabolic-enzyme-activities-and-glycogen-content-in-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-experimental-rats
#14
Indumathi Dhananjayan, Sujithra Kathiroli, Srinivasan Subramani, Vinothkumar Veerasamy
Betanin, a chromoalkaloid of beetroot, has shown significant biological effects of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic activities. So, we attempted to determine whether betanin (a natural pigment) would be protective against hyperglycemia in streptozotocin (STZ) - nicotinamide (NA) induced diabetic rats. Rats were injected with STZ (40mg/kgb.w.) 15 mins after the administration of NA (110mg/kgb.w.) by intraperitonially (i.p.) 30days for the induction of experimental diabetes mellitus. After 72h diabetic rats were treated with betanin orally at a doses of 10, 20 and 40mg/kg b...
February 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191470/effects-of-a-novel-glucokinase-activator-hms5552-on-glucose-metabolism-in-a-rat-model-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Ping Wang, Huili Liu, Li Chen, Yingli Duan, Qunli Chen, Shoumin Xi
Glucokinase (GK) plays a critical role in the control of whole-body glucose homeostasis. We investigated the possible effects of a novel glucokinase activator (GKA), HMS5552, to the GK in rats with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into four groups: control group, diabetic group, low-dose (10 mg/kg) HMS5552-treated diabetic group (HMS-L), and high-dose (30 mg/kg) HMS5552-treated diabetic group (HMS-H). HMS5552 was administered intragastrically to the T2DM rats for one month...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190563/pathological-and-biochemical-evaluation-of-coumarin-and-chlorophyllin-against-aflatoxicosis-in-rat
#16
Mohamed S Abdel-Latif, Khaled M Elmeleigy, Tahany A A Aly, Marwa S Khattab, Sara M Mohamed
Aflatoxin contamination of animal diet has adverse effects on animal health and productivity. This study was performed to investigate the effect of using coumarin and/or chlorophyllin in rat diet against aflatoxicosis. Fifty-four rats were assigned into 7 groups (6 rats each). G1 was a negative control. G2 received water with coumarin 0.5%. G3 received water with chlorophyllin 0.5%. G4 received water with coumarin 0.5% and chlorophyllin 0.5%. G5-8 fed aflatoxin B1 1000ppb in diet. Group 6-8 were administered similar treatments as G2-4...
February 9, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177392/effect-of-replacing-conventional-soybean-meal-with-low-oligosaccharide-soybean-meal-fed-to-weanling-piglets
#17
D Pangeni, J A Jendza, D R Menon, L Anil, X Yang, S K Baidoo
An experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of replacing conventional soybean meal (CSBM) with low-oligosaccharide soybean meal (LOSBM) on growth performance, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), intestinal morphology, viscosity of the intestinal contents, and visceral organ weight of weanling pigs. Thirty-two 19-d old individually housed pigs (6.2 ± 0.4 kg BW) were blocked by BW, and randomly assigned from within blocks to 1 of 4 dietary treatments: (1) CSBM with inclusion of fish meal and spray dried plasma protein (CSBM+), (2) CSBM without inclusion of fish meal and spray dried plasma protein (CSBM-), (3) LOSBM with inclusion of fish meal and spray dried plasma protein (LOSBM+), and (4) LOSBM without inclusion of fish meal and spray dried plasma protein (LOSBM-) according to a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163112/antidiabetic-effects-of-morus-alba-fruit-polysaccharides-on-high-fat-diet-and-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetes-in-rats
#18
Yukun Jiao, Xueqian Wang, Xiang Jiang, Fansheng Kong, Shumei Wang, Chunyan Yan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is becoming a serious threat to human health. The fruit of Morus alba L. is widely used as a traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of DM, dizziness, tinnitus, insomnia, and premature graying, as well as to protect the liver and kidneys. Several studies have demonstrated that the aqueous extracts of the roots bark, leaves, and ramuli of mulberry, which are known to contain polyphenols and polysaccharides, have antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activities...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162956/exercise-and-ectopic-fat-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
A Sabag, K L Way, S E Keating, R N Sultana, H T O'Connor, M K Baker, V H Chuter, J George, N A Johnson
Ectopic adipose tissue surrounding the intra-abdominal organs (visceral fat) and located in the liver, heart, pancreas and muscle, is linked to cardio-metabolic complications commonly experienced in type 2 diabetes. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to determine the effect of exercise on ectopic fat in adults with type 2 diabetes. Relevant databases were searched to February 2016. Included were randomised controlled studies, which implemented≥4 weeks of aerobic and/or resistance exercise and quantified ectopic fat via magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy or muscle biopsy before and after intervention...
February 2, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158236/pro-resolving-lipid-mediator-resolvin-d1-serves-as-a-marker-of-lung-disease-in-cystic-fibrosis
#20
Olaf Eickmeier, Daniela Fussbroich, Klaus Mueller, Friederike Serve, Christina Smaczny, Stefan Zielen, Ralf Schubert
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that affects multiple organs, including the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestine. Mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) locus lead to defective proteins and reduced Cl- secretion and Na+ hyperabsorption in the affected organs. In addition, patients suffering from CF display chronic inflammation that contributes to the pathogenesis of CF. Recent work suggests that CF patients have a reduced capacity to biosynthesize specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs), which contributes to the development and duration of the unwanted inflammation...
2017: PloS One
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