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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647906/exogenous-gdf11-induces-cardiac-and-skeletal-muscle-dysfunction-and-wasting
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Teresa A Zimmers, Yanling Jiang, Meijing Wang, Tiffany W Liang, Joseph E Rupert, Ernie D Au, Francesco E Marino, Marion E Couch, Leonidas G Koniaris
Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11), a TGF-beta superfamily member, is highly homologous to myostatin and essential for embryonic patterning and organogenesis. Reports of GDF11 effects on adult tissues are conflicting, with some describing anti-aging and pro-regenerative activities on the heart and skeletal muscle while others opposite or no effects. Herein, we sought to determine the in vivo cardiac and skeletal muscle effects of excess GDF11. Mice were injected with GDF11 secreting cells, an identical model to that used to initially identify the in vivo effects of myostatin...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645676/a-journey-through-growth-plates-tracking-differences-in-morphology-and-regulation-between-the-spine-and-long-bones-in-a-pig-model
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Adalbert Raimann, Alireza Javanmardi, Monika Egerbacher, Gabriele Haeusler
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The process of linear growth is driven by axial elongation of both long bones and vertebral bodies and accomplished by enchondral ossification. Differences in regulation between the two skeletal sites are mirrored clinically by the age course in body proportions. Whereas growth plates in long bones can easily be discriminated, vertebral growth plates are part of the cartilaginous endplate, which typically shows important species differences. PURPOSE: To describe and compare histological, histomorphometric and regulatory characteristics in the growth plates of the spine and long bones in a porcine model...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644837/real-world-first-line-treatment-and-overall-survival-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-without-known-egfr-mutations-or-alk-rearrangements-in-us-community-oncology-setting
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Amy P Abernethy, Ashwini Arunachalam, Thomas Burke, Caroline McKay, Xiting Cao, Rachael Sorg, David P Carbone
PURPOSE: To establish a baseline for care and overall survival (OS) based upon contemporary first-line treatments prescribed in the era before the introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors, for people with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) without common actionable mutations. METHODS: Using a nationally representative electronic health record data from the Flatiron dataset which included 162 practices from different regions in US, we identified patients (≥18 years old) newly diagnosed with stage IV NSCLC initiating first-line anticancer therapy (November 2012- January 2015, with follow-up through July 2015)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643781/recurrent-mutation-of-igf-signalling-genes-and-distinct-patterns-of-genomic-rearrangement-in-osteosarcoma
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Sam Behjati, Patrick S Tarpey, Kerstin Haase, Hongtao Ye, Matthew D Young, Ludmil B Alexandrov, Sarah J Farndon, Grace Collord, David C Wedge, Inigo Martincorena, Susanna L Cooke, Helen Davies, William Mifsud, Mathias Lidgren, Sancha Martin, Calli Latimer, Mark Maddison, Adam P Butler, Jon W Teague, Nischalan Pillay, Adam Shlien, Ultan McDermott, P Andrew Futreal, Daniel Baumhoer, Olga Zaikova, Bodil Bjerkehagen, Ola Myklebost, M Fernanda Amary, Roberto Tirabosco, Peter Van Loo, Michael R Stratton, Adrienne M Flanagan, Peter J Campbell
Osteosarcoma is a primary malignancy of bone that affects children and adults. Here, we present the largest sequencing study of osteosarcoma to date, comprising 112 childhood and adult tumours encompassing all major histological subtypes. A key finding of our study is the identification of mutations in insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signalling genes in 8/112 (7%) of cases. We validate this observation using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in an additional 87 osteosarcomas, with IGF1 receptor (IGF1R) amplification observed in 14% of tumours...
June 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643137/radio-surgical-and-pathologic-correlations-of-pelvic-intravenous-leiomyomatosis
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A Jalaguier-Coudray, A Allain-Nicolai, J Thomassin-Piana, R Villard-Mahjoub, B Delarbre, S Rua, E Lambaudie, G Houvenaeghel
Intravenous leiomyomatosis has an unusual growth pattern characterized by proliferation of smooth muscle in uterine and systemic veins. Although histologically benign, this condition could eventually have a clinically aggressive course. At an early stage, the disease is often misdiagnosed on preoperative imaging because of its low prevalence, non-specific initial clinical manifestation, and poorly known radiological characteristics. An early, accurate diagnosis is needed for appropriate surgical management that could result in a good prognosis, reducing the risk of recurrence and morbidity...
June 22, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639154/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-the-gallbladder-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Takahiro Yamada, Takeshi Hisa, Satoshi Shiozawa, Akiharu Kudo, Ryutaro Furukawa
A 50-year-old man had undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy for malignant lymphoma 1 year earlier. Follow-up computed tomography revealed a gallbladder polyp. Transabdominal ultrasound demonstrated a 20-mm hypoechoic sessile polyp with basal waist in the gallbladder fundus; the surface was covered with a hyperechoic layer of non-uniform thickness. On contrast-enhanced computed tomography, the polyp showed an early uniform and sustained staining pattern. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed that the polyp had low and slightly high signal intensities on T1- and T2-weighted imaging, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632137/electrospun-silk-polyaniline-conduits-for-functional-nerve-regeneration-in-rat-sciatic-nerve-injury-model
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Suradip Das, Manav Sharma, Dhiren Saharia, Kushal Sarma, Elizabeth Muir, Utpal Bora
The present study describes the fabrication of polyaniline-silk fibroin nanocomposite based nerve conduits and its subsequent implantation in a rat sciatic nerve injury model for peripheral nerve regeneration. This is the first in vivo study of polyaniline based nerve conduit describing the safety and efficacy of the conduits in treating peripheral nerve injuries. The nanocomposite was synthesised by electrospinning a mixture of silk fibroin protein and polyaniline wherein the silk nanofibers were observed to be uniformly coated with polyaniline nanoparticles...
June 20, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623758/a-massive-hepatic-tumor-demonstrating-hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma-and-neuroendocrine-lineages-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rachel E Beard, Sydney D Finkelstein, Amir A Borhani, Marta I Minervini, J Wallis Marsh
INTRODUCTION: Mixed hepatocellular and cholangiocarcinoma tumors (MHCC) are described in the literature, as are the more rare mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas (MANC) of hepatobiliary origin. Only two cases of tumors with characteristics of all three histologies/phenotypes have been previously described in one Chinese study. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Herein we report clinical, microscopic and molecular features of a 25cm mixed hepatic tumor with hepatocellular, cholangiocarcinoma and neuroendocrine differentiation arising in an otherwise healthy 19-year-old North American Caucasian male without any identifiable risk factors...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621837/pediatric-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-indolent-cancer-with-low-prevalence-of-ras-mutations-and-absence-of-pax8-pparg-fusion-in-a-japanese-population
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Huy Gia Vuong, Tetsuo Kondo, Naoki Oishi, Tadao Nakazawa, Kunio Mochizuki, Akira Miyauchi, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Ryohei Katoh
BACKGROUND: Pediatric follicular thyroid carcinomas are uncommon and their clinicopathological features and molecular profiles are still unknown. In this present study, we aimed to investigate the clinicopathological aspects of a large series of follicular thyroid carcinomas (FTCs) in pediatric patients and to analyse the point mutations in codons 12, 13 and 61 of NRAS, HRAS and KRAS genes and the rearrangements of PAX8-PPARG. METHODS: A total of 41 pediatric FTCs less than 21 years of age were enrolled in the present study...
June 16, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611977/clinicopathology-of-early-gastric-carcinoma-an-update-for-pathologists-and-gastroenterologists
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REVIEW
Qin Huang, Xiaoping Zou
BACKGROUND: The WHO defines early gastric carcinoma (EGC) as invasive carcinoma up to the submucosal layer, regardless of nodal metastasis. The recent study results indicate that EGC varies in location, histology, nodal metastasis, and prognosis. SUMMARY: The heterogeneity in EGC may be related to various types of epithelial stem cells. The most important stem cells include Lgr5(+) cells at the base of a gastric unit in the antrum-pylorus-cardia, Mist1(+) cells at the isthmus/Troy(+) cells at the base in the corpus-fundus, and Sox2(+) cells at the base in almost all regions...
March 2017: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598292/effects-of-primary-and-recurrent-sacral-chordoma-on-the-motor-and-nociceptive-function-of-hindlimbs-in-rats-an-orthotopic-spine-model
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Rachel Sarabia-Estrada, Alejandro Ruiz-Valls, Sagar R Shah, A Karim Ahmed, Alvaro A Ordonez, Fausto J Rodriguez, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Ismael Jimenez-Estrada, Esteban Velarde, Betty Tyler, Yuxin Li, Neil A Phillips, C Rory Goodwin, Rory J Petteys, Sanjay K Jain, Gary L Gallia, Ziya L Gokaslan, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE Chordoma is a slow-growing, locally aggressive cancer that is minimally responsive to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy and has high local recurrence rates after resection. Currently, there are no rodent models of spinal chordoma. In the present study, the authors sought to develop and characterize an orthotopic model of human chordoma in an immunocompromised rat. METHODS Thirty-four immunocompromised rats were randomly allocated to 4 study groups; 22 of the 34 rats were engrafted in the lumbar spine with human chordoma...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591550/investigation-of-p120catenin-expression-in-human-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-skin
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Vladimír Bartoš, Milada Kullová
BACKGROUND: P120(ctn) is a specific membranous adhesion protein, that maintains the stability of intercellular junctions. An altered expression of p120(ctn), either reduced in the cell membrane or increase in the cytoplasm, plays a crucial role in carcinogenesis. No research has analysed the expression of p120(ctn) in basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the skin so far. Therefore, we immunohistochemically studied p120(ctn) in a set of cutaneous BCCs in order to determine, whether there is difference in the expression pattern related to the histologic subtypes and tumor growth characteristics...
2017: Acta Medica (Hradec Králové)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588175/her2-status-in-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma
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F A Rima, M Hussain, N Haque, R K Dewan, N Rahman, M A Jinnah, R Jeba, F Chowdhury
Gastric carcinoma is a biologically heterogenous disease and survival varies among the patients with same stage. Recent studies have shown that a subset of gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma over express the HER2/neu protein and these patients can be treated by monoclonal antibody against HER2/neu protein. The purpose of this study was to detect the frequency of HER2 expression in gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma and to evaluate the relationship between HER2 expression and clinicopathological features in these patients...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585251/tfe3-rearranged-hepatic-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-a-case-report-with-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-study
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Fang-Ying Kuo, Hsuan-Ying Huang, Chao-Long Chen, Hock-Liew Eng, Chao-Cheng Huang
A recurrent YAP1-TFE3 gene fusion has been identified in WWTR1-CAMTA1-negative epithelioid hemangioendotheliomas arising in soft tissue, bone, and lung, but not in liver. We present the first case of TFE3-rearranged hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma in a 39-year-old Taiwanese woman. Computed tomography scan revealed multifocal, ill-defined nodules involving both hepatic lobes. She then underwent deceased donor liver transplantation. Histologically, the tumors in the liver explant showed a biphasic growth pattern...
June 6, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579851/transformation-of-follicular-lymphoma-to-a-high-grade-b-cell-lymphoma-with-myc-and-bcl2-translocations-and-overlapping-features-of-burkitt-lymphoma-and-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Alina M Bischin, Russell Dorer, David M Aboulafia
Most commonly, histologic transformation (HT) from follicular lymphoma (FL) manifests as a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (DLBCL, NOS). Less frequently, HT may result in a high-grade B-cell lymphoma (HGBL) with MYC and B-cell lymphoma protein 2 (BCL2) and/or BCL6 gene rearrangements, also known as "double-hit" or "triple-hit" lymphomas. In the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of lymphoid neoplasms, the category B-cell lymphoma, unclassifiable was eliminated due to its vague criteria and limiting diagnostic benefit...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Blood Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573093/hydrogel-and-platelet-rich-plasma-combined-treatment-to-accelerate-wound-healing-in-a-nude-mouse-model
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Yu Gil Park, In Ho Lee, Eun Soo Park, Jin Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains high concentrations of growth factors involved in wound healing. Hydrogel is a 3-dimensional, hydrophilic, high-molecular, reticular substance generally used as a dressing formulation to accelerate wound healing, and also used as a bio-applicable scaffold or vehicle. This study aimed to investigate the effects of PRP and hydrogel on wound healing, in combination and separately, in an animal wound model. METHODS: A total of 64 wounds, with 2 wounds on the back of each nude mouse, were classified into 4 groups: a control group, a hydrogel-only group, a PRP-only group, and a combined-treatment group...
May 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569618/effects-of-chronic-exposure-to-triclosan-on-reproductive-and-thyroid-endpoints-in-the-adult-wistar-female-rat
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Gwendolyn W Louis, Daniel R Hallinger, M Janay Braxton, Alaa Kamel, Tammy E Stoker
Triclosan (TCS), an antibacterial, has been shown to be an endocrine disruptor in the rat. Previously, subchronic TCS treatment to female rats was found to advance puberty and potentiate the effect of ethinyl estradiol (EE) on uterine growth when EE and TCS were co-administered prior to weaning. In the pubertal study, a decrease in serum thyroxine (T4) concentrations with no significant change in serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) was also observed. The purpose of the present study was to further characterize the influence of TCS on the reproductive and thyroid axes of the female rat using a chronic exposure regimen...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567130/villous-tree-model-with-active-contractions-for-estimating-blood-flow-conditions-in-the-human-placenta
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Yoko Kato, Michelle L Oyen, Graham J Burton
BACKGROUND: In the human placenta, maternal and fetal bloods exchange substances through the surface of the villous trees: the fetal blood circulates in the villous trees, around which the maternal blood circulates. The blood flows directly influence fetal growth. Stem villi, the main supports of the villous tree, have contractile cells along the axes, whose contractions are expected to influence the blood circulations in the placenta. The displacement is neither measurable nor predictable while non-invasive measurements such as umbilical Doppler waveforms are helpful to predict the histological changes of the villous trees and vascularization in the placenta...
2017: Open Biomedical Engineering Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561270/barriers-to-generating-pdx-models-of-hpv-related-head-and-neck-cancer
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Nicole D Facompre, Varun Sahu, Kathleen T Montone, Kayla M Harmeyer, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Anil K Rustgi, Gregory S Weinstein, Phyllis A Gimotty, Devraj Basu
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Delineate factors impacting the creation and use of patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) of human papilloma virus-related (HPV+) head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). STUDY DESIGN: Laboratory-based translational study. METHODS: Fifty-one surgically resected HNSCCs, including 31 HPV + cancers, were implanted into NOD/SCID/IL-2Rγ(-/-) (NSG) mice using standardized methodology. Clinical and pathologic factors were tested for association with engraftment...
May 31, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560319/cyclical-nursing-patterns-in-wild-orangutans
#20
Tanya M Smith, Christine Austin, Katie Hinde, Erin R Vogel, Manish Arora
Nursing behavior is notoriously difficult to study in arboreal primates, particularly when offspring suckle inconspicuously in nests. Orangutans have the most prolonged nursing period of any mammal, with the cessation of suckling (weaning) estimated to occur at 6 to 8 years of age in the wild. Milk consumption is hypothesized to be relatively constant over this period, but direct evidence is limited. We previously demonstrated that trace element analysis of bioavailable elements from milk, such as barium, provides accurate estimates of early-life diet transitions and developmental stress when coupled with growth lines in the teeth of humans and nonhuman primates...
May 2017: Science Advances
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