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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528264/baseline-and-longitudinal-variability-of-normal-tissue-uptake-values-of-18-f-fluorothymidine-pet-images
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Matthijs C F Cysouw, Gerbrand M Kramer, Virginie Frings, Adrianus J De Langen, Mariëlle J Wondergem, Laura M Kenny, Eric O Aboagye, Carsten Kobe, Jürgen Wolf, Otto S Hoekstra, Ronald Boellaard
PURPOSE: [(18)F]-fluorothymidine ([(18)F]-FLT) is a PET-tracer enabling in-vivo visualization and quantification of tumor cell proliferation. For qualitative and quantitative analysis, adequate knowledge of normal tissue uptake is indispensable. This study aimed to quantitatively investigate baseline tracer uptake of blood pool, lung, liver and bone marrow and their precision, and to assess the longitudinal effect of systemic treatment on biodistribution. METHODS: (18)F-FLT-PET(/CT) scans (dynamic or static) of 90 treatment-naïve oncological patients were retrospectively evaluated...
May 10, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526992/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-omani-women
#2
Ritu Lakhtakia, Adil Aljarrah, Muhammad Furrukh, Shyam S Ganguly
Breast cancer (BC) in Oman affects younger women and has a more aggressive course. Clinical and biological variables like age, pregnancy, tumor size, type, grade, receptor expression and proliferation predict disease aggression but there is no direct predictor of metastasis except lymphovascular invasion. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is characterized by epithelial cells losing epithelial and acquiring mesenchymal morpho-immunophenotypic characteristics. In tumors, EMT-like transitions may signify a metastatic phenotype and have features in common with cancer stem cells (CSC) which show resistance to chemotherapy...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Microenvironment: Official Journal of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526854/induction-of-senescence-in-primary-glioblastoma-cells-by-serum-and-tgf%C3%AE
#3
Ritesh Kumar, Alexander Gont, Theodore J Perkins, Jennifer E L Hanson, Ian A J Lorimer
Glioblastoma is the most common type of adult brain tumour and has a median survival after diagnosis of a little more than a year. Glioblastomas have a high frequency of mutations in the TERT promoter and CDKN2A locus that are expected to render them resistant to both replicative and oncogene-induced senescence. However, exposure of PriGO8A primary glioblastoma cells to media with 10% serum induced a senescence-like phenotype characterized by increased senescence-associated β galactosidase activity, PML bodies and p21 and morphological changes typical of senescence...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526501/hypoxia-modulates-cell-migration-and-proliferation-in-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Li Li, Prashant Kumar Jaiswal, Georges Makhoul, Rishi Jurakhan, Kaviyanka Selvasandran, Khalid Ridwan, Renzo Cecere
OBJECTIVES: For more than a decade, stem cells isolated from different tissues have been evaluated in cell therapy. Among them, the human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) were investigated extensively in the treatment of myocardial infarction. Recently, the human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hPD-MSCs), which are readily available from a biological waste, appear to be a viable alternative to hBM-MSCs. METHODS: C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) gene expression and localization were detected and validated in hPD-MSCs and hBM-MSCs via polymerase chain reaction and immunofluorescence...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526427/atypical-presentations-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-a-systematic-review
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Camilla Barros Meireles, Laís Chaves Maia, Gustavo Coelho Soares, Ilara Parente Pinheiro Teodoro, Maria do Socorro Vieira Gadelha, Cláudio Gleidiston Lima da Silva, Marcos Antonio Pereira de Lima
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in 88 countries, showing relevant prevalences. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review on atypical lesions of CL around the world, addressing clinico-epidemiological, immunological and therapeutic aspects. A search of the literature was conducted via electronic databases Scopus and PubMed for articles published between 2010 and 2015. The search terms browsed were "cutaneous leishmaniasis", "atypical" and "unusual". Based on the eligibility criteria, 34 out of 122 articles were included in the final sample...
May 16, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526409/expression-and-purification-of-functional-pdgf-receptor-beta
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Qingbin Shang, Liang Zhao, Xiaojing Wang, Meimei Wang, Sen-Fang Sui, Li-Zhi Mi
Platelet Derived Growth Factor receptors (PDGFRs), members of receptor tyrosine kinase superfamily, play essential roles in early hematopoiesis, angiogenesis and organ development. Dysregulation of PDGF receptor signaling under pathological conditions associates with cancers, vascular diseases, and fibrotic diseases. Therefore, they are attractive targets in drug development. Like any other membrane proteins with a single-pass transmembrane domain, the high-resolution structural information of the full-length PDGF receptors is still not resolved...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526298/regulation-of-the-glycerol-transporter-aquaporin-3-by-histone-deacetylase-3-and-p53-in-keratinocytes
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Vivek Choudhary, Lawrence O Olala, Karen Kagha, Zhi-Qiang Pan, Xunsheng Chen, Rong Yang, Abigail Cline, Inas Helwa, Lauren Marshall, Ismail Kaddour-Djebbar, Meghan E McGee-Lawrence, Wendy B Bollag
Aquaporin-3 (AQP3), a water and glycerol channel, plays an important role in epidermal function, with studies demonstrating its involvement in keratinocyte proliferation, differentiation and migration and epidermal wound healing and barrier repair. Increasing speculation about the use of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors to treat skin diseases led us to investigate HDAC's role in the regulation of AQP3. The broad-spectrum HDAC inhibitor, suberolyanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) induced AQP3 mRNA and protein expression in a dose- and time-dependent manner in normal keratinocytes...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526090/reduced-hdac2-in-skeletal-muscle-of-copd-patients
#8
Masako To, Elisabeth B Swallow, Kenich Akashi, Kosuke Haruki, S Amanda Natanek, Michael I Polkey, Kazuhiro Ito, Peter J Barnes
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle weakness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important predictor of poor prognosis, but the molecular mechanisms of muscle weakness in COPD have not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of histone deacetylases(HDAC) in skeletal muscle weakness in COPD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve COPD patients, 8 smokers without COPD (SM) and 4 healthy non-smokers (NS) were recruited to the study. HDAC2 protein expression in quadriceps muscle biopsies of COPD patients (HDAC2/β-actin: 0...
May 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525420/diagnostic-criteria-in-intraepithelial-pagetoid-neoplasms-a-histopathologic-study-and-evaluation-of-select-features-in-paget-disease-bowen-disease-and-melanoma-in-situ
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Amira Elbendary, Ruzeng Xue, Manuel Valdebran, Kara Melissa T Torres, Kruti Parikh, Inas Elattar, Eun Ji Kwon, Dirk M Elston
BACKGROUND: Paget disease, Bowen disease, and malignant melanoma in situ are intraepidermal neoplasms, characterized by the presence of pagetoid scatter of atypical cells in the epidermis. This study reviewed the frequency of select histologic criteria to validate their usefulness in the histologic distinction between these entities. METHODS: One hundred forty-four specimens with the diagnosis of Bowen disease, 144 specimens with Paget disease (mammary and extramammary), and 144 specimens with malignant melanoma in situ were examined microscopically to define frequencies of select histologic criteria present in each disease...
June 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525403/genetic-diseases-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-skin-cancer-development-in-childhood
#10
Alexander L Fogel, Kavita Y Sarin, Joyce M C Teng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Childhood skin cancers are relatively rare and may indicate an underlying genetic disorder. The increasing elucidation of genetic pathways is changing the diagnosis and management of genetic skin cancer susceptibility syndromes. In this review, we provide an overview of genetic conditions that predispose to skin cancer development in childhood and signs that providers should assess when evaluating affected individuals. RECENT FINDINGS: In basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), the patched2 (PTCH2) and suppressor of fused (SUFU) genes have been implicated in disease pathogenesis...
May 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525331/an-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-lymphocytic-infiltrations-in-canine-skin-cancers
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J A Madej, J P Madej, S Dzimira, M Nowak
Lymphocytic infiltrations located in the extracellular matrix often accompany canine skin cancer. They can be characterised as an inflammatory infiltration and/or a second tumour - lymphoma. The aim of this study was an immunohistochemical analysis of a lymphocytic infiltration which accompanies spontaneous skin cancer. Twenty basal cell carcinoma, 20 non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, 20 keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma and 8 sebaceous gland carcinoma samples which were accompanied by a lymphocytic infiltration and/or secondary lymphatic follicles were verified histopathologically...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525324/in-vitro-effect-of-leptin-on-anterior-pituitary-cells-lh-secretory-activity-during-early-pregnancy-in-pig
#12
G Siawrys, A Gajewska
Leptin modulates reproductive activity but its potential influence on LH secretion from anterior pituitary (AP) cells during implantation period in pigs (days 14-16 of pregnancy) remained unexplored. This study focused on determination whether leptin affects basal and GnRH-induced LH secretion and intracellular accumulation and whether leptin receptor (OB-Rb) mRNA is expressed in the AP gland during implantation in pigs. Four individual AP glands were developed into separate primary cultures. 2×105 cells/ml were preincubated (72 h) and next, for 3...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524929/xeno-free-cultivation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-the-corneal-stroma
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Steffi Matthyssen, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Veerle Van Gerwen, Nadia Zakaria
Purpose: The human cornea has recently been described as a source of corneal stroma-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). In vitro expansion of these cells involves basal medium supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS). As animal-derived serum can confer a risk of disease transmission and can be subject to considerable lot-to-lot variability, it does not comply with newer Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-required animal component-free culture protocols for clinical translation. Methods: This study investigated animal-free alternatives to FBS for cultivation of human corneal stromal MSCs...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524854/a-smad3-pten-regulatory-loop-controls-proliferation-and-apoptotic-responses-to-tgf-%C3%AE-in-mouse-endometrium
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Nuria Eritja, Isidre Felip, Mari Alba Dosil, Lucia Vigezzi, Cristina Mirantes, Andree Yeramian, Raúl Navaridas, Maria Santacana, David Llobet-Navas, Akihiko Yoshimura, Masatoshi Nomura, Mario Encinas, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Xavi Dolcet
The TGF-β/Smad and the PI3K/AKT signaling pathways are important regulators of proliferation and apoptosis, and their alterations lead to cancer development. TGF-β acts as a tumor suppressor in premalignant cells, but it is a tumor promoter for cancerous cells. Such dichotomous actions are dictated by different cellular contexts. Here, we have unveiled a PTEN-Smad3 regulatory loop that provides a new insight in the complex cross talk between TGF-β/Smad and PI3K/AKT signaling pathways. We demonstrate that TGF-β triggers apoptosis of wild-type polarized endometrial epithelial cells by a Smad3-dependent activation of PTEN transcription, which results in the inhibition of PI3K/AKT signaling pathway...
May 19, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524820/chemical-structure-guided-design-of-dynapyrazoles-potent-cell-permeable-dynein-inhibitors-with-a-unique-mode-of-action
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Jonathan Baruch Steinman, Cristina C Santarossa, Rand M Miller, Lola S Yu, Anna S Serpinskaya, Hideki Furukawa, Sachie Morimoto, Yuta Tanaka, Mitsuyoshi Nishitani, Moriteru Asano, Ruta Zalyte, Alison E Ondrus, Alex G Johnson, Fan Ye, Maxence V Nachury, Yoshiyuki Fukase, Kazuyoshi Aso, Michael A Foley, Vladimir I Gelfand, James K Chen, Andrew P Carter, Tarun M Kapoor
Cytoplasmic dyneins are motor proteins in the AAA+ superfamily that power transport of cellular cargos towards microtubule minus-ends. Recently, ciliobrevins were reported as selective cell-permeable inhibitors of cytoplasmic dyneins. As is often true for first-in-class inhibitors, the use of ciliobrevins has been limited by low potency. Moreover, suboptimal chemical properties, such as the potential to isomerize, have hindered efforts to improve ciliobrevins. Here, we characterized the structure of ciliobrevins and designed conformationally-constrained isosteres...
May 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524655/tunable-control-of-an-escherichia-coli-expression-system-for-the-overproduction-of-membrane-proteins-by-titrated-expression-of-a-mutant-lac-repressor
#16
Seong Keun Kim, Dae-Hee Lee, Oh Cheol Kim, Jihyun F Kim, Sung Ho Yoon
Most inducible expression systems suffer from growth defects, leaky basal induction, and inhomogeneous expression levels within a host cell population. These difficulties are most prominent with the overproduction of membrane proteins that are toxic to host cells. Here, we developed an Escherichia coli inducible expression system for membrane protein production based on titrated expression of a mutant lac repressor (mLacI). Performance of the mLacI inducible system was evaluated in conjunction with commonly used lac operator-based expression vectors using a T7 or tac promoter...
May 19, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524055/risk-factors-associated-with-relapse-of-eyelid-basal-cell-carcinoma-results-from-a-retrospective-study-of-142-patients
#17
Giusy Fatigato, Silvano Capitani, Daniela Milani, Silvia Grassilli, Ayman Am Alameen, Marco Candiani, Carlo Riberti, Marco Galasso, Maurizio Previati
Of skin cancers, 9% arise at the periocular level, constituting a significant threat due to the proximity to intracranial structures, such as the eyes, nerve endings and proximal tissues. Tumour recurrence can be frequent and represents a primary clinical challenge for the surgeon. To present a retrospective study on the treatment of eyelid tumours at a tertiary care centre in Italy over an eight-year period and, in particular, to underline the risk factors associated with tumour relapse. Among a cohort of 205 patients, a retrospective study was conducted on 142 basal cell carcinoma (BCC) patients with eyelid tumours treated with surgical excision...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523596/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-vismodegib-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-malignancies-and-hepatic-impairment
#18
Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Lionel D Lewis, Patricia LoRusso, Michael Maitland, Priya Chandra, Sravanthi Cheeti, Dawn Colburn, Sarah Williams, Brian Simmons, Richard A Graham
PURPOSE: Vismodegib is a Hedgehog pathway inhibitor approved for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma. Currently, the pharmacokinetics (PK) and safety of vismodegib in patients with hepatic dysfunction are unknown and are the objective of this study. METHODS: Patients with advanced solid malignancies and hepatic impairment were enrolled into one of four cohorts: normal [bilirubin (bili) < upper limit of normal (ULN)], mild (ULN < bili ≤ 1...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523294/autophagy-in-aging-and-disease
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Mădălina Fîlfan, Raluca Elena Sandu, Alexandra Daniela Zăvăleanu, Andrei GreşiŢă, Daniela Gabriela Glăvan, Denissa Greta Olaru, Aurel Popa-Wagner
Autophagy is a catabolic degradation system used to destroy and recycle the unnecessary or damaged components of a cell. Autophagy is present at a basal level in all mammals and is regulated by some conditions, such as oxidative stress, starvation or hypoxia. In aged tissues, increased but also decreased expression of autophagy-specific proteins, Beclin 1, LC3, Atg5 and Atg7 has been reported. Likewise, it could be shown that the lifespan of yeast, nematodes and flies is prolonged by pharmacologically stimulated autophagy using exogenous administered spermidine...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523279/increased-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-uremia-is-associated-with-chronic-inflammation-and-prevalent-coronary-artery-disease
#20
Jwa-Kyung Kim, Chang-Won Hong, Mi Jin Park, Young Rim Song, Hyung Jik Kim, Sung Gyun Kim
Background. Neutrophils are involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis by neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation. We hypothesized that the NET formation of neutrophils might be changed in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, explaining their higher incidence of coronary artery diseases (CAD). Method. A cross-sectional study was performed in 60 maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, 30 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals (HV, negative control), and 30 patients with acute infection (positive control)...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
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