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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054607/repigmentation-of-human-vitiligo-skin-by-nbuvb-is-controlled-by-transcription-of-gli1-and-activation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-the-hair-follicle-bulge-stem-cells
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Nathaniel B Goldstein, Maranke I Koster, Kenneth L Jones, Bifeng Gao, Laura G Hoaglin, Steven E Robinson, Michael J Wright, Smaranda I Birlea, Abigail Luman, Karoline A Lambert, Yiqun G Shellman, Mayumi Fujita, William A Robinson, Dennis R Roop, David A Norris, Stanca A Birlea
Vitiligo repigmentation is a complex process in which the melanocyte-depleted interfollicular epidermis (IE) is repopulated by melanocyte precursors from hair follicle (HF) bulge that proliferate, migrate, and differentiate into mature melanocytes on their way to the epidermis. The strongest stimulus for vitiligo repigmentation is narrow band UVB (NBUVB), but how the HF melanocyte precursors are activated by UV light has not been extensively studied. To better understand this process, we developed an application that combined laser capture microdissection and subsequent whole transcriptome RNA sequencing of HF bulge melanocyte precursors, and compared their gene signature to that of regenerated mature epidermal melanocytes from the NBUVB-treated vitiligo skin...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052211/technical-review-cytogenetic-tools-for-studying-mitotic-chromosomes
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Václaclav Bačovský, Roman Hobza, Boris Vyskot
Significant advances in chromosome preparation and other techniques have greatly increased the potential of plant cytogenetics in recent years. Increase in longitudinal resolution using DNA extended fibers as well as new developments in imaging and signal amplification technologies have enhanced the ability of FISH to detect small gene targets. The combination of fluorescence in situ hybridization with immunocytochemistry allows the investigation of cell events, chromosomal rearrangements and chromatin features typical for plant nuclei...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050937/integrated-expression-profiling-of-potassium-channels-identifys-kcnn4-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Shuheng Jiang, Lili Zhu, Jianyu Yang, Lipeng Hu, Jianren Gu, Xin Xing, Yongwei Sun, Zhigang Zhang
Dysregulated potassium (K(+)) channels have previously been shown to promote the development and progression of many types of cancers. Meanwhile, K(+) channels are particularly important in regulating the endocrine and exocrine functions of pancreas. However, the expression pattern and prognostic significance of K(+) channels in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remain unknown. In this study, by screening a GEO dataset containing 36 microdissected PDAC and matching normal pancreatic tissue samples, four differentially expressed K(+) channels (KCNJ5, KCNJ16, KCNN4 and KCNK1) were identified in PDAC...
October 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049343/a-sequential-monte-carlo-approach-to-gene-expression-deconvolution
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Oyetunji E Ogundijo, Xiaodong Wang
High-throughput gene expression data are often obtained from pure or complex (heterogeneous) biological samples. In the latter case, data obtained are a mixture of different cell types and the heterogeneity imposes some difficulties in the analysis of such data. In order to make conclusions on gene expresssion data obtained from heterogeneous samples, methods such as microdissection and flow cytometry have been employed to physically separate the constituting cell types. However, these manual approaches are time consuming when measuring the responses of multiple cell types simultaneously...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049289/a-molecular-atlas-of-the-developing-ectoderm-defines-neural-neural-crest-placode-and-nonneural-progenitor-identity-in-vertebrates
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Jean-Louis Plouhinec, Sofía Medina-Ruiz, Caroline Borday, Elsa Bernard, Jean-Philippe Vert, Michael B Eisen, Richard M Harland, Anne H Monsoro-Burq
During vertebrate neurulation, the embryonic ectoderm is patterned into lineage progenitors for neural plate, neural crest, placodes and epidermis. Here, we use Xenopus laevis embryos to analyze the spatial and temporal transcriptome of distinct ectodermal domains in the course of neurulation, during the establishment of cell lineages. In order to define the transcriptome of small groups of cells from a single germ layer and to retain spatial information, dorsal and ventral ectoderm was subdivided along the anterior-posterior and medial-lateral axes by microdissections...
October 19, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046343/complement-activation-in-peritoneal-dialysis-induced-arteriolopathy
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Maria Bartosova, Betti Schaefer, Justo Lorenzo Bermejo, Silvia Tarantino, Felix Lasitschka, Stephan Macher-Goeppinger, Peter Sinn, Bradley A Warady, Ariane Zaloszyc, Katja Parapatics, Peter Májek, Keiryn L Bennett, Jun Oh, Christoph Aufricht, Franz Schaefer, Klaus Kratochwill, Claus Peter Schmitt
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of increased mortality in patients with CKD and is further aggravated by peritoneal dialysis (PD). Children are devoid of preexisting CVD and provide unique insight into specific uremia- and PD-induced pathomechanisms of CVD. We obtained peritoneal specimens from children with stage 5 CKD at time of PD catheter insertion (CKD5 group), children with established PD (PD group), and age-matched nonuremic controls (n=6/group). We microdissected omental arterioles from tissue layers not directly exposed to PD fluid and used adjacent sections of four arterioles per patient for transcriptomic and proteomic analyses...
October 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042933/effects-of-exogenous-growth-hormone-administration-on-dexamethasone-induced-growth-impairment-in-adolescent-male-rats
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Myung-Gyou Kim, Jeong-Seok Oh, Hye Kyung Kim, Kang-Hyun Leem
Growth impairment (GI) is one of the adverse effects of dexamethasone (DXM), and growth hormone (GH) has been used clinically to improve GI. The present study aimed to evaluate the manner in which DXM disturbs the growth rate of longitudinal bones, and the recovery effects of GH on DXM-induced GI in the longitudinal bones of adolescent male rats. In the first experiment, DXM (0, 0.5, 1, 2 and 5 mg/kg) was administered subcutaneously to identify a potential dose-dependent activity and calculate the median effective dose (ED50) of DXM-induced GI...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041931/reprogramming-of-stromal-fibroblasts-by-snai2-contributes-to-tumor-desmoplasia-and-ovarian-cancer-progression
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Zongyuan Yang, Xin Yang, Sen Xu, Ping Jin, Xiaoting Li, Xiao Wei, Dan Liu, Kecheng Huang, Sixiang Long, Ya Wang, Chaoyang Sun, Gang Chen, Junbo Hu, Li Meng, Ding Ma, Qinglei Gao
BACKGROUND: Molecular profiling in ovarian cancer (OC) revealed that the desmoplasia subtype presented the poorest prognosis, highlighting the contribution of stromal fibroblasts in tumor progression. This study aimed to investigate the molecular characteristics of SNAI2 driving the transcriptional reprogramming of fibroblasts within tumors. METHODS: SNAI2 expression was evaluated in microdissected profiles of various cancers and in various molecular subtypes of OC...
October 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030019/in-situ-different-antioxidative-systems-contribute-to-the-site-specific-methylmercury-neurotoxicity-in-mice
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Masatake Fujimura, Fusako Usuki
Methylmercury (MeHg), an environmental toxicant, induces site-specific neurotoxicity in adult human and animal models. In this study, we demonstrated that MeHg-induced neuropathological changes of the brain in mice were remarkable in the cerebrocortical neurons of deeper layers (dl-CCNs), but not in the CCNs of shallow layers (sl-CCNs) and the hippocampal neurons of cornu ammonis 1 (CA1-HNs). Total mercury concentration was not corresponded to the pathological changes. Here, we investigated the cause of such site-specific MeHg neurotoxicity with a focus on in situ antioxidative systems due to its critical role in MeHg intoxication...
October 10, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024942/loss-of-myosin-vb-in-colorectal-cancer-is-a-strong-prognostic-factor-for-disease-recurrence
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Elisabeth Letellier, Martine Schmitz, Aurélien Ginolhac, Fabien Rodriguez, Pit Ullmann, Komal Qureshi-Baig, Sonia Frasquilho, Laurent Antunes, Serge Haan
BACKGROUND: Selecting the most beneficial treatment regimens for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients remains challenging due to a lack of prognostic markers. Members of the Myosin family, proteins recognised to have a major role in trafficking and polarisation of cells, have recently been reported to be closely associated with several types of cancer and might thus serve as potential prognostic markers in the context of CRC. METHODS: We used a previously established meta-analysis of publicly available gene expression data to analyse the expression of different members of the Myosin V family, namely MYO5A, 5B, and 5C, in CRC...
October 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021386/suppression-of-microrna-activity-in-kidney-collecting-ducts-induces-partial-loss-of-epithelial-phenotype-and-renal-fibrosis
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Sachin Hajarnis, Matanel Yheskel, Darren Williams, Thomas Brefort, Bob Glaudemans, Huguette Debaix, Michel Baum, Olivier Devuyst, Vishal Patel
microRNAs (miRNAs) are sequence-specific inhibitors of post-transcriptional gene expression. The physiologic function of these noncoding RNAs in postnatal renal tubules still remains unclear. Surprisingly, they appear to be dispensable for mammalian proximal tubule (PT) function. Here, we examined the effects of miRNA suppression in collecting ducts (CDs). To conclusively evaluate the role of miRNAs, we generated three mouse models with CD-specific inactivation of key miRNA pathway genes Dicer, Dgcr8, and the entire Argonaute gene family (Ago1, 2, 3, and 4)...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992625/b-chromosome-variants-of-the-grasshopper-xyleus-discoideus-angulatus-are-potentially-derived-from-pericentromeric-dna
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Andrezza C S Bernardino, Diogo C Cabral-de-Mello, Carolina B Machado, Octavio M Palacios-Gimenez, Neide Santos, Vilma Loreto
B chromosomes, extra elements present in the karyotypes of some eukaryote species, have been described in the grasshopper Xyleus discoideus angulatus. Although some studies have proposed an autosomal origin of the B chromosome in X. d. angulatus, little is known about its repetitive DNA composition and evolutionary dynamics. The aim of the present work was to shed light on the B chromosome evolution in X. d. angulatus by cytogenetic analysis of 27 populations from Pernambuco and Ceará states (Brazil). The frequency of B chromosomes in the different populations was determined, and chromosome measurements and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with C0t-DNA and telomeric and B chromosome sequences were performed in cells from B-carrying individuals...
October 10, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990672/microdissection-testicular-sperm-extraction-in-finland-results-of-the-first-100-patients
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Rauni Klami, Harri Mankonen, Antti Perheentupa
INTRODUCTION: Testicular microdissection sperm extraction (MD-TESE) combined with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has made biological fatherhood possible for many men with the most severe form of male infertility, non-obstructive azoospermia. MD-TESE was introduced in Turku in 2008, and by 2015, 100 Finnish men with non-obstructive azoospermia have been operated on. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The average age was 33 years at the time of surgery. Forty-eight had a needle biopsy previously, 56% had testicular size less than 15ml...
October 9, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988391/transcriptional-profiling-of-cork-oak-phellogenic-cells-isolated-by-laser-microdissection
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Rita Teresa Teixeira, Ana Margarida Fortes, Hua Bai, Carla Pinheiro, Helena Pereira
The phenylpropanoid pathway impacts the cork quality development. In cork of bad quality, the flavonoid route is favored, whereas in good quality, cork lignin and suberin production prevails. Cork oaks develop a thick cork tissue as a protective shield that results of the continuous activity of a secondary meristem, the cork cambium, or phellogen. Most studies applied to developmental processes do not consider the cell types from which the samples were extracted. Here, laser microdissection (LM) coupled with transcript profiling using RNA sequencing (454 pyrosequencing) was applied to phellogen cells of trees producing low- and good quality cork...
October 7, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986909/laser-capture-microdissection-of-maize-kernel-compartments-for-rna-seq-based-expression-analysis
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Shanshan Zhang, Dhiraj Thakare, Ramin Yadegari
Laser-capture microdissection (LCM) enables isolation of single cells or groups of cells for a variety of downstream applications including transcriptome profiling. Recently, this methodology has found a more widespread use particularly with the advent of next-generation sequencing techniques that enable deep profiling of the limited amounts of RNA obtained from fixed or frozen sections. When used with fixed tissues, a major experimental challenge is to balance the tissue integrity needed for microscopic visualization of the cell types of interest with that of the RNA quality necessary for deep profiling...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984400/mutation-analysis-by-whole-exome-sequencing-of-endometrial-hyperplasia-and-carcinoma-in-one-patient-abnormalities-of-polymerase-epsilon-and-the-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-pathway
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Tsutomu Miyamoto, Hirofumi Ando, Ryoichi Asaka, Yasushi Yamada, Tanri Shiozawa
In order to understand the role of gene mutations in endometrial carcinogenesis, whole exome sequencing via laser microdissection was performed in the normal endometrium, atypical endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma in the same patient. A total of 4046 and 5746 mutations with amino acid substitution were detected in endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma, respectively; 2252 were common in both tissues and might play crucial roles in early carcinogenesis. These common mutations included polymerase epsilon (POLE) and DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes, indicating that an ultra-mutated phenotype, and also included PTEN and PIK3CA...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980276/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-mass-limited-tissue-samples-for-spatially-resolved-tissue-profiling
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Paul D Piehowski, Rui Zhao, Ronald J Moore, Geremy Clair, Charles Ansong
Traditionally, proteomic studies have been carried out on whole tissues or organs enabling the profiling of thousands of proteins within a single LC-MS analysis. A disadvantage of this approach is that proteomes generated from whole tissues are an "average" that represents a blend of cell types and distinct anatomical regions which can obscure important biological phenomena. Laser capture microdissection (LCM) is an elegant method that allows tissue features of interest, as small as a single cell, to be identified and isolated for downstream analysis...
October 5, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979670/quantitative-proteomics-analysis-of-mitochondrial-proteins-in-lung-adenocarcinomas-and-normal-lung-tissue-using-itraq-and-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Wei Li, Xuede Zhang, Wei Wang, Ruiying Sun, Boxuan Liu, Yuefeng Ma, Wei Zhang, Li Ma, Yaofeng Jin, Shuanying Yang
Lung adenocarcinoma is the most common type of lung cancer. Unfortunately, lung adenocarcinoma has a poor prognosis and the pathogenesis remains unclear. Mitochondria are important mediators of tumorigenesis. However, the proteomics profile of lung adenocarcinoma mitochondrial proteins has not been elucidated. In this study, we investigated differences in the mitochondrial protein profiles between lung adenocarcinomas and normal tissue. Laser capture microdissection (LCM) was used to isolate the target cells from lung adenocarcinomas and normal tissue...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977854/clinically-relevant-morphological-structures-in-breast-cancer-represent-transcriptionally-distinct-tumor-cell-populations-with-varied-degrees-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cd44-cd24-stemness
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Evgeny V Denisov, Nikolay A Skryabin, Tatiana S Gerashchenko, Lubov A Tashireva, Jochen Wilhelm, Mikhail A Buldakov, Aleksei A Sleptcov, Igor N Lebedev, Sergey V Vtorushin, Marina V Zavyalova, Nadezhda V Cherdyntseva, Vladimir M Perelmuter
Intratumor morphological heterogeneity in breast cancer is represented by different morphological structures (tubular, alveolar, solid, trabecular, and discrete) and contributes to poor prognosis; however, the mechanisms involved remain unclear. In this study, we performed 3D imaging, laser microdissection-assisted array comparative genomic hybridization and gene expression microarray analysis of different morphological structures and examined their association with the standard immunohistochemistry scorings and CD44(+)CD24(-) cancer stem cells...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971320/expression-of-genes-for-methylxanthine-pathway-associated-enzymes-accompanied-by-sex-steroid-receptor-status-impacts-breast-carcinoma-progression
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James L Wittliff, Seth B Sereff, Michael W Daniels
Consumption of methylxanthine alkaloids appears to induce activities by antagonizing adenosine receptors, implicated in breast cancer behavior in vitro. Our goal was to evaluate expression of genes for methylxanthine receptors and metabolizing enzymes to assess risk of breast carcinoma recurrence. Clinical outcomes, estrogen/progestin receptor results, and gene expression assays guided selection. RNA was isolated from laser capture microdissection-procured carcinoma cells for microarray using established protocols...
October 2, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
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