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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095016/renal-masses-detected-on-fdg-pet-ct-in-patients-with-lymphoma-imaging-features-differentiating-primary-renal-cell-carcinomas-from-renal-lymphomatous-involvement
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Carlos Nicolau, Evis Sala, Anita Kumar, Debra A Goldman, Heiko Schoder, Hedvig Hricak, Hebert Alberto Vargas
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to analyze the (18)F-FDG PET/CT features of solid renal masses detected in patients with lymphoma and to evaluate the ability of PET/CT to differentiate renal cell carcinoma (RCC) from renal lymphomatous involvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients with solid renal masses on PET/CT performed for staging or follow-up of lymphoma were evaluated retrospectively. The features recorded for each renal mass included the following standardized uptake values (SUVs) on PET/CT: the maximum SUV (SUVmax), the mean SUV (SUVmean), the ratio of the SUVmax of the tumor to that of the normal kidney cortex, the ratio of the SUVmean of the tumor to that of the normal kidney cortex, the ratio of the SUVmax of the tumor to that of the normal liver, and the ratio of the SUVmean of the tumor to that of the normal liver...
January 17, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073588/overexpression-of-cytochrome-p450-2a6-in-adrenocortical-carcinoma
#2
Timothy D Murtha, Taylor C Brown, Jill C Rubinstein, Felix Haglund, C Christofer Juhlin, Catharina Larsson, Reju Korah, Tobias Carling
BACKGROUND: Cytochrome P450-mediated metabolism of chemotherapeutic agents contributes to chemotherapy resistance in multiple malignancies. Adrenocortical carcinoma is known to have a poor response to adjuvant therapies; however, the mechanism remains unknown. Recent comprehensive genetic analyses of adrenocortical carcinomas demonstrated recurrent copy number gains in multiple cytochrome P450 genes prompting investigation into whether cytochrome P450 overexpression potentiates adrenocortical carcinoma chemoresistance...
January 7, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981954/nanoindentation-characterisation-of-human-colorectal-cancer-cells-considering-cell-geometry-surface-roughness-and-hyperelastic-constitutive-behaviour
#3
Antonio Boccaccio, Antonio E Uva, Massimiliano Papi, Michele Fiorentino, Marco De Spirito, Giuseppe Monno
Characterisation of the mechanical behaviour of cancer cells is an issue of crucial importance as specific cell mechanical properties have been measured and utilized as possible biomarkers of cancer progression. Atomic force microscopy certainly occupies a prominent place in the field of the mechanical characterisation devices. We developed a hybrid approach to characterise different cell lines (SW620 and SW480) of the human colon carcinoma submitted to nanoindentation measurements. An ad hoc algorithm was written that compares the force-indentation curves experimentally retrieved with those predicted by a finite element model that simulates the nanoindentation process and reproduces the cell geometry and the surface roughness...
January 27, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940298/cell-signaling-pathways-in-the-adrenal-cortex-links-to-stem-progenitor-biology-and-neoplasia
#4
Morgan K Penny, Isabella Finco, Gary D Hammer
The adrenal cortex is a dynamic tissue responsible for the synthesis of steroid hormones, including mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, and androgens in humans. Advances have been made in understanding the role of adrenocortical stem/progenitor cell populations in cortex homeostasis and self-renewal. Recently, large molecular profiling studies of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) have given insights into proteins and signaling pathways involved in normal tissue homeostasis that become dysregulated in cancer. These data provide an impetus to examine the cellular pathways implicated in adrenocortical disease and study connections, or lack thereof, between adrenal homeostasis and tumorigenesis, with a particular focus on stem and progenitor cell pathways...
December 8, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906674/nuclear-localization-of-the-ck2%C3%AE-subunit-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#5
Maj Rabjerg, Barbara Guerra, Aida Oliván-Viguera, Minne Line Nedergaard Mikkelsen, Ralf Köhler, Olaf-Georg Issinger, Niels Marcussen
Protein kinase CK2α, one of the two catalytic isoforms of the protein kinase CK2 has been shown to contribute to tumor development, tumor proliferation and suppression of apoptosis in various malignancies. We conducted this study to investigate CK2 expression in different subtypes of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) and in the benign oncocytoma. qRT-PCR, immunohistochemistry and Western blot analyses revealed that CK2α expression was significantly increased at the mRNA and protein levels in clear cell RCC (ccRCC)...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895733/improved-laparoscopic-nephron-sparing-surgery-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-based-on-the-precise-anatomy-of-the-nephron
#6
Gang Guo, Wei Cai, Xu Zhang
The aim of the present study was to investigate a method of laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery (LNSS) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) based on the precise anatomy of the nephron, and to decrease the incidence of hemorrhage and urinary leakage. Between January 2012 and December 2013, 31 patients who presented to the General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army (Beijing, China) were treated for RCC. The mean tumor size was 3.4±0.7 cm in diameter (range, 1.2-6.0 cm). During surgery, the renal artery was blocked, and subsequently, an incision in the renal capsule and renal cortex was performed, at 3-5 mm from the tumor edge...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886397/telomerase-and-n-cadherin-differential-importance-in-adrenocortical-cancers-and-adenomas
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Sofia S Pereira, Valdemar Máximo, Ricardo Coelho, Rui Batista, Paula Soares, Susana G Guerreiro, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Mariana P Monteiro, Duarte Pignatelli
Adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are most frequently highly aggressive tumors. We assessed the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) and N-cadherin role in the biology of ACC and their potential utility as molecular biomarkers, in different types of tumoral adrenocortical tissue. A total of 48 adrenal cortex samples (39 tumoral and 9 normal adrenal glands) were studied. TERT promoter mutations were searched by PCR and Sanger sequencing in two hotspots positions (-124 and -146). Also, telomerase and N-cadherin expression were evaluated by immunohistochemistry...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865598/suppression-of-cytochrome-p450-4b1-an-early-event-in-adrenocortical-tumorigenesis
#8
Timothy D Murtha, Reju Korah, Tobias Carling
BACKGROUND: Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare neoplasm with a poor prognosis. Conversely, adrenocortical adenomas are common and benign. Despite their shared histologic origin, little evidence exists to suggest that adrenocortical adenoma arises from adrenocortical carcinoma. Recent genetic analyses of adrenocortical carcinoma have shown recurrent gene copy deletion of CYP4B1, a cytochrome P450 isozyme. This study investigates a potential role for CYP4B1 in modulating adrenocortical tumorigenesis and/or conferring chemoresistance to adrenocortical carcinomas...
January 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857836/refractory-hypoglycemia-in-a-patient-with-functional-adrenal-cortical-carcinoma
#9
Katia Regina Marchetti, Maria Adelaide Albergaria Pereira, Arnaldo Lichtenstein, Edison Ferreira Paiva
: Adrenacarcinomas are rare, and hypoglycemic syndrome resulting from the secretion of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) by these tumors have been described infrequently. This study describes the case of a young woman with severe persistent hypoglycemia and a large adrenal tumor and discusses the physiopathological mechanisms involved in hypoglycemia. The case is described as a 21-year-old woman who presented with 8 months of general symptoms and, in the preceding 3 months, with episodes of mental confusion and visual blurring secondary to hypoglycemia...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824487/small-4-cm-renal-tumors-with-predominantly-low-signal-intensity-on-t2-weighted-images-differentiation-of-minimal-fat-angiomyolipoma-from-renal-cell-carcinoma
#10
Jung Jae Park, Chan Kyo Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively investigate the utility of multiparametric MRI in differentiating minimal-fat angiomyolipoma (AML) from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in small renal tumors with predominantly low signal intensity on T2-weighted MR images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients with pathologically identified renal tumors (1-4 cm) with predominantly low signal intensity on T2-weighted images without visible fat on unenhanced CT images were enrolled...
January 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802451/microrna-193b-3p-as-a-predictive-biomarker-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-undergoing-radical-nephrectomy-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
#11
Francesco Trevisani, Michele Ghidini, Alessandro Larcher, Andrea Lampis, Hazel Lote, Paolo Manunta, Maria Teresa Sciarrone Alibrandi, Laura Zagato, Lorena Citterio, Giacomo Dell'Antonio, Cristina Carenzi, Giovambattista Capasso, Massimo Rugge, Paolo Rigotti, Roberto Bertini, Luciano Cascione, Alberto Briganti, Andrea Salonia, Fabio Benigni, Chiara Braconi, Matteo Fassan, Jens Claus Hahne, Francesco Montorsi, Nicola Valeri
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of patients undergoing radical nephrectomy (RN) for clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) within a few years following surgery. Chronic kidney disease has important health, social and economic impact and no predictive biomarkers are currently available. MicroRNAs (miRs) are small non-coding RNAs implicated in several pathological processes. METHODS: Primary objective of our study was to define miRs whose deregulation is predictive of CKD in patients treated with RN...
November 22, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754055/os-15-03-a-novel-mechanism-for-aldosterone-production-through-beta-3-adrenergic-receptor-%C3%AE-3-ar-in-heart-failure
#12
Kaoru Yamashita, Atsuhiro Ichihara, Kentaro Ito, Naohiro Yoshida, Fumiko Mitani, Jin Endo, Motoaki Sano, Keiichi Fukuda, Satoshi Morimoto
OBJECTIVE: Numerous clinical trials demonstrated that renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) was involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension-induced heart failure. While RAS is a major machinery required for aldosterone production, multiple minor systems, including catecholamine, could give rise to the aberrant aldosterone production beyond the RAS activation. We investigated the mechanism underlying the RAS-independent aldosterone production in heart failure. DESIGN AND METHOD: Dahl-salt sensitive rats fed high salt diet developed malignant hypertension, resulting in heart failure with inappropriately increased plasma aldosterone level...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732737/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-tki-258-inhibts-cell-motility-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-vitro
#13
Anna Cecília Dias Maciel Carneiro, Isadora Caixeta da Silveira, Arthur Silva Rezende, Bruna Raphaela Oliveira Silva, Virgínia Oliveira Crema
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma is extremely invasive, this behavior is regulated by binding of extracellular molecules to the cell membrane receptors. The TKI-258 inhibits phosphorylation of FGFRs VEGFRs and PDGFRs. Our aim was to analyze the effect of TKI-258 treatment in cell movement by using SCC-4 cell line from human oral squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: F-actin was stained with rhodamine phalloidin and confocal analysis was performed. The migration and invasion (membrane covered with Matrigel(TM) ) three-dimensional assays were performed, control and cells treated with TKI-258 that migrated through the membrane were counted after 24 h...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725761/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-with-quantitative-analysis-allows-differentiation-of-renal-tumor-histotypes
#14
Di Sun, Cong Wei, Yi Li, Qijie Lu, Wei Zhang, Bing Hu
Totally 85 patients with 93 renal lesions who underwent contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) were retrospectively studied with quantitative analysis to evaluate its value in the differential diagnosis of renal tumor histotypes. CEUS characteristics were analysed including the enhancement patterns, peak intensity, homogeneity of enhancement, and pseudocapsule. Quantitative parameters of peak intensity (P) and time to peak (TP) were measured with QontraXt software, and the index "relative enhancement percentage" ΔP% and "difference in TP between tumor and cortex" ΔTP were used to quantify the CEUS features of renal tumors...
October 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716965/normalizing-gdnf-expression-in-the-spinal-cord-alleviates-cutaneous-hyperalgesia-but-not-ongoing-pain-in-a-rat-model-of-bone-cancer-pain
#15
Zhuofeng Ding, Wei Xu, Jie Zhang, Wangyuan Zou, Qulian Guo, Changsheng Huang, Chang Liu, Tao Zhong, Jun-Ming Zhang, Zongbin Song
Bone cancer pain (BCP) is the most common complication in patients with bone cancer. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is believed to be involved in chronic pain conditions. In this article, the expression and roles of GDNF were studied in a rat model of BCP induced by tibia injection of Walker 256 rat mammary gland carcinoma cells. Significant mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia and ongoing pain were observed beginning as early as day 5 post injection. The expression level of GDNF protein examined on day 16 after tibia injection was decreased in the L3 dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and lumbar spinal cord, but not in other spinal levels or the anterior cingulate cortex...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676732/total-hip-arthroplasty-infection-due-to-mycobacterium-bovis-after-bcg-therapy
#16
Alban Fouasson-Chailloux, Benoit Metayer, Pierre Menu, Lydie Khatchatourian, Joelle Glemarec, Marc Dauty
OBJECTIVE: The loosening of total joint replacement is a frequent complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Septic osteolysis should always be feared. We report here a rare case of hip arthroplasty infection due to Mycobacterium bovis after Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy in a context of bladder cancer. OBSERVATIONS: A 70-year-old man was referred to the department of rheumatology in September 2015, because of a total functional disability of the left lower limb...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666883/-mri-findings-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-associated-with-xp11-2-translocations-tfe3-gene-fusions
#17
Y Zhong, H Y Wang, X Chen, A T Guo, L Ma, Y W Wang, H Y Ye
Objective: To analyze MRI findings of renal cell carcinoma associated with Xp11.2 translocation-TFE gene fusion(Xp11.2 RCC). Methods: MR imaging features of eleven patients with pathologically-proved Xp11.2 RCC were retrospectively analyzed from December 2008 to December 2015. The following MRI features of the lesions were analyzed in the study: location, maximal diameter, signal intensity, hemorrhage, necrosis, cystic change, enhancement features and metastasis. The data was analyzed by using t test. Results: Four men and seven women (mean age, 35...
September 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642975/os-15-03-a-novel-mechanism-for-aldosterone-production-through-beta-3-adrenergic-receptor-%C3%AE-3-ar-in-heart-failure
#18
Kaoru Yamashita, Atsuhiro Ichihara, Kentaro Ito, Naohiro Yoshida, Fumiko Mitani, Jin Endo, Motoaki Sano, Keiichi Fukuda, Satoshi Morimoto
OBJECTIVE: Numerous clinical trials demonstrated that renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) was involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension-induced heart failure. While RAS is a major machinery required for aldosterone production, multiple minor systems, including catecholamine, could give rise to the aberrant aldosterone production beyond the RAS activation. We investigated the mechanism underlying the RAS-independent aldosterone production in heart failure. DESIGN AND METHOD: Dahl-salt sensitive rats fed high salt diet developed malignant hypertension, resulting in heart failure with inappropriately increased plasma aldosterone level...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624192/pka-inhibits-wnt-signalling-in-adrenal-cortex-zonation-and-prevents-malignant-tumour-development
#19
Coralie Drelon, Annabel Berthon, Isabelle Sahut-Barnola, Mickaël Mathieu, Typhanie Dumontet, Stéphanie Rodriguez, Marie Batisse-Lignier, Houda Tabbal, Igor Tauveron, Anne-Marie Lefrançois-Martinez, Jean-Christophe Pointud, Celso E Gomez-Sanchez, Seppo Vainio, Jingdong Shan, Sonia Sacco, Andreas Schedl, Constantine A Stratakis, Antoine Martinez, Pierre Val
Adrenal cortex physiology relies on functional zonation, essential for production of aldosterone by outer zona glomerulosa (ZG) and glucocorticoids by inner zona fasciculata (ZF). The cortex undergoes constant cell renewal, involving recruitment of subcapsular progenitors to ZG fate and subsequent lineage conversion to ZF identity. Here we show that WNT4 is an important driver of WNT pathway activation and subsequent ZG differentiation and demonstrate that PKA activation prevents ZG differentiation through WNT4 repression and WNT pathway inhibition...
2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598485/human-cytochrome-p450-2w1-is-not-expressed-in-adrenal-cortex-and-is-only-rarely-expressed-in-adrenocortical-carcinomas
#20
Paola Nolé, Britt Duijndam, Adam Stenman, C Christofer Juhlin, Mikael Kozyra, Catharina Larsson, Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Inger Johansson
Human cytochome P450 2W1 (CYP2W1) enzyme is expressed in fetal colon and in colon tumors. The level of expression is higher in colon metastases than in the parent tumors and the enzyme is a possible drug target for treatment of colorectal cancer, as demonstrated in mouse xenograft studies. A previous study published in this journal reported that CYP2W1 is highly expressed in normal and transformed adrenal tissue. However, adrenal expression of CYP2W1 protein was not seen in previous studies in our research group...
2016: PloS One
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