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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324048/demonstration-of-a-functional-kiss-kissr-system-in-amphioxus-with-implications-for-origin-of-neuroendocrine-regulation
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Peng Wang, Meng Wang, Guangdong Ji, Shuangshuang Yang, Shicui Zhang, Zhenhui Liu
Amphioxus belongs to the Cephalochordata, which is the most basal subphylum of the chordates. Despite many studies on the endocrine system of amphioxus, key information about its regulation remains ambiguous. Here we clearly demonstrated the presence of a functional kisspeptin/kisspeptin receptor (Kiss-Kissr) system, which is involved in the regulation of reproduction in amphioxus. Evolutionary analyses revealed large expansion of Kiss and Kissr (gpr54) genes in amphioxus and they might represent the ancestral type of the Kiss/gpr54 genes in chordates...
January 24, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323988/basement-membrane-laminin-%C3%AE-2-regulates-btb-dynamics-via-its-effects-on-f-actin-and-microtubule-mt-cytoskeletons-via-mtorc1-signaling
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Ying Gao, Haiqi Chen, Wing-Yee Lui, Will M Lee, C Yan Cheng
A local axis connects the apical ectoplasmic specialization (apical ES) at the Sertoli-spermatid interface, the basal ES at the blood-testis barrier (BTB), and the basement membrane across the seminiferous epithelium functionally in rat testes. As such, cellular events that take place across the epithelium such as spermiation and BTB remodeling that occur at the apical ES and the basal ES, respectively, at stage VIII of the cycle are coordinated. Herein, laminin α2, a structural component of the basement membrane, was found to regulate BTB dynamics...
January 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323959/insulin-and-glucagon-partners-for-life
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Jens Juul Holst, William Holland, Jesper Gromada, Young Lee, Roger H Unger, Hai Yan, Kyle W Sloop, Timothy J Kieffer, Nicolas Damond, Pedro L Herrera
In August 2016, several leaders in glucagon biology gathered for the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Hagedorn Workshop in Oxford, England. A key point of discussion focused around the need for basal insulin to allow for the therapeutic benefit of glucagon blockade in the treatment of diabetes. Among the most enlightening experimental results presented were findings from studies where glucagon receptor-deficient mice were administered streptozotocin to destroy pancreatic beta cells or had undergone diphtheria toxin-induced beta cell ablation...
January 31, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323779/gata3-and-myb-expression-in-cutaneous-adnexal-neoplasms
#4
Joana Pardal, Uma Sundram, M Angelica Selim, Mai P Hoang
Knowledge of staining pattern of certain immunostains might be useful in the classification of cutaneous adnexal tumors that can have clinical importance. We studied GATA3 and MYB expression in archival materials of 220 adnexal tumors comprised of sebaceous carcinomas, follicular tumors, apocrine carcinoma, predominantly apocrine tumors, predominantly eccrine tumors, and others including adenoid cystic carcinomas. Nuclear GATA3 expression was seen in 70% (153/220) of cases, including sebaceous carcinoma (93%), apocrine carcinoma (93%), follicular neoplasms (100%), and predominantly apocrine neoplasms (69%), yet only 38% of predominantly eccrine neoplasms...
April 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323656/tumor-margin-assessment-with-loupe-magnification-enables-greater-histological-clearance-of-facial-basal-cell-carcinomas-compared-with-clinical-examination-alone
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Conor M Sugrue, Niall McInerney, Cormac W Joyce, Jack L Kelly
BACKGROUND: Surgical excision of facial basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) is a balance between oncological clearance and conservation of cosmetic and functionally sensitive tissues. OBJECTIVE: To assess if loupe magnification (LM) can enhance the visual assessment of BCC tumor margins resulting in a greater histological clearance. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This prospective study randomized patients with primary facial BCCs into preoperative tumor margin assessment with LM (study group) or clinical examination alone (control group)...
March 17, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319893/role-of-macrophages-in-age-related-oxidative-stress-and-lipofuscin-accumulation-in-mice
#6
Carmen Vida, Irene Martínez de Toda, Julia Cruces, Antonio Garrido, Mónica Gonzalez-Sanchez, Mónica De la Fuente
The age-related changes in the immune functions (immunosenescence) may be mediated by an increase of oxidative stress and damage affecting leukocytes. Although the "oxidation-inflammation" theory of aging proposes that phagocytes are the main immune cells contributing to "oxi-inflamm-aging", this idea has not been corroborated. The aim of this work was to characterize the age-related changes in several parameters of oxidative stress and immune function, as well as in lipofuscin accumulation ("a hallmark of aging"), in both total peritoneal leukocyte population and isolated peritoneal macrophages...
March 9, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319890/one-year-follow-up-of-clinical-metabolic-and-oxidative-stress-profile-of-morbid-obese-patients-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-8-oxo-dg-as-a-clinical-marker
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Lidia Monzo-Beltran, Antonio Vazquez-Tarragón, Concha Cerdà, Paula Garcia-Perez, Antonio Iradi, Carlos Sánchez, Benjamin Climent, Carmen Tormos, Antonio Vázquez-Prado, Javier Girbés, Nuria Estáñ, Sebastián Blesa, Raquel Cortés, Felipe J Chaves, Guillermo T Sáez
Obesity has grown worldwide over the last few decades. In its different degrees, obesity is accompanied by many clinical and biochemical alterations reflecting the pathological condition of various body tissues. Among the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of obesity and associated complications, oxidative stress (OS) may be playing an important role. In the present study, we have characterized at systemic level the degree of OS status in a group of morbid obese patients (BMI>40kg/m(2)) at basal sate and its modulation during one year after bariatric surgery using the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) technique...
February 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319578/podoplanin-and-sox2-expression-in-cin-3-like-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-cervix
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Colin J R Stewart, Maxine L Crook
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the uterine cervix occasionally demonstrates a deceptive growth pattern that mimics endocervical crypt involvement by cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, grade 3 (CIN 3). Such CIN 3-like SCCs may be misinterpreted as noninvasive or minimally invasive leading to delays in diagnosis. Little is known of the factors that influence the growth patterns of cervical SCC but we suggested recently that CIN 3-like tumors might demonstrate "collective cellular invasion," which is characterized by a retained epithelial phenotype...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319357/par3-in-chick-lens-placode-development
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Maraysa de Oliveira Melo, Ricardo Moraes Borges, Chao Yun Irene Yan
The lens originates from a simple cuboidal epithelium, which, on its basal side, contacts the optic vesicle, whilst facing the extraembryonic environment on its apical side. As this epithelium changes into the pseudostratified lens placode, its cells elongate and become narrower at their apical ends. This is due to the formation of an apical actin network, whose appearance is restricted to cells of the placodal region, as a result of region-specific signaling mechanisms that remain largely unknown. Here, we investigated the role of the polarity protein PAR3 and the phosphorylation state of its Threonine 833 (T833) aPKC-binding site in the recruitment of aPKC and in the establishment of actin network in the chick lens placode...
March 20, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319098/irap-endosomes-restrict-tlr9-activation-and-signaling
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Joel Babdor, Delphyne Descamps, Aimé Cézaire Adiko, Mira Tohmé, Sophia Maschalidi, Irini Evnouchidou, Luiz Ricardo Vasconcellos, Mariacristina De Luca, Francois-Xavier Mauvais, Meriem Garfa-Traore, Melanie M Brinkmann, Michel Chignard, Bénédicte Manoury, Loredana Saveanu
The retention of intracellular Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the endoplasmic reticulum prevents their activation under basal conditions. TLR9 is activated by sensing ligands in specific endosomal-lysosomal compartments. Here we identified IRAP(+) endosomes as major cellular compartments for the early steps of TLR9 activation in dendritic cells (DCs). Both TLR9 and its ligand, the dinucleotide CpG, were present as cargo in IRAP(+) endosomes. In the absence of the aminopeptidase IRAP, the trafficking of CpG and TLR9 to lysosomes and signaling via TLR9 were enhanced in DCs and in mice following bacterial infection...
March 20, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319065/the-drebrin-eb3-pathway-drives-invasive-activity-in-prostate-cancer
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A E Dart, D C Worth, G Muir, A Chandra, J D Morris, C McKee, C Verrill, R J Bryant, P R Gordon-Weeks
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the metastatic form of the disease is incurable. We show here that the drebrin/EB3 pathway, which co-ordinates dynamic microtubule/actin filament interactions underlying cell shape changes in response to guidance cues, plays a role in prostate cancer cell invasion. Drebrin expression is restricted to basal epithelial cells in benign human prostate but is upregulated in luminal epithelial cells in foci of prostatic malignancy. Drebrin is also upregulated in human prostate cancer cell lines and co-localizes with actin filaments and dynamic microtubules in filopodia of pseudopods of invading cells under a chemotactic gradient of the chemokine CXCL12...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318878/insulin-stimulates-transport-of-organic-anion-compounds-mediated-by-organic-anion-transporting-polypeptide-2b1-in-the-human-intestinal-cell-line-caco-2
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Taku Kobayashi, Takahiro Koizumi, Masaki Kobayashi, Jiro Ogura, Yuichi Horiuchi, Yuki Kimura, Ayuko Kondo, Ayako Furugen, Katsuya Narumi, Natsuko Takahashi, Ken Iseki
Organic anion transporting polypeptide 2B1 (OATP2B1) is the major uptake transporter in the intestine, and transports various clinically used therapeutic agents. Insulin acts through the insulin receptor in targeted cells, and Rab8A is one of the insulin signaling pathways. The small intestine in humans also expresses insulin receptor and Rab8A. It has been reported that insulin stimulates peptide transporter 1 (PEPT1) expression at the apical membrane and increases uptake of PEPT1 substrates in small intestine epithelial model cells (Caco-2 cells)...
December 27, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317877/transcription-factor-nf-kappa-b-represses-ant1-transcription-and-leads-to-mitochondrial-dysfunctions
#13
Chen Zhang, Hui Jiang, Pin Wang, Heng Liu, Xiulian Sun
Mitochondria are intracellular organelles involved in cell survival and death, and dysfunctions of mitochondria are related to neurodegenerative diseases. As the most abundant protein in the mitochondrial inner membrane, adenine nucleotide translocator 1 (ANT1) plays a critical role in mitochondrial function, including the exchange of adenosine triphosphate/adenosine diphosphate (ATP/ADP) in mitochondria, basal proton leak and mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP). Here, we show that ANT1 transcription is regulated by transcription factor NF-kappa B (NF-κB)...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317529/repigmentation-through-melanocyte-regeneration-in-vitiligo
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REVIEW
Stanca A Birlea, Nathaniel B Goldstein, David A Norris
Repigmentation in vitiligo is the process that replaces, in the epidermal basal layer of vitiligo skin, the mature melanocytes that have been killed by cytotoxic T cells specific for melanocyte antigens. It consists of mobilization of melanocyte precursors in the hair follicle bulge and infundibulum to proliferate, migrate, and differentiate into mature melanocytes, moving from the hair follicle bulge to the interfollicular epidermis. The most common clinical presentation of repigmentation in vitiligo is the perifollicular pattern...
April 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317078/role-of-selenium-from-different-sources-in-prevention-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-syndrome-in-broiler-chickens
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A K Zamani Moghaddam, M H Mehraei Hamzekolaei, F Khajali, H Hassanpour
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) syndrome in broilers is associated with hypoxia, which prevails at high altitude. Oxidative stress is the pathogenic mechanism underlying PAH. Because selenium is key element in the structure of antioxidant enzymes, we evaluated pulmonary hypertensive responses in broiler chickens fed with diets supplemented with organic or nano-selenium. One hundred forty-four broilers (starting at 5 days old) were fed with (i) control group: birds received a standard diet; (ii) nano-selenium group: birds were fed with basal diet supplemented with nano-selenium at 0...
March 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316193/-clinical-study-on-the-corneal-epithelial-dysfunction-after-cataract-extraction
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J H Qu, Z Q Wang, Y Zhang, X G Sun
Objective: To study the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of corneal epithelial dysfunction after cataract extraction. Methods: Fifteen cases diagnosed as corneal epithelial dysfunction after cataract extraction between November 2014 and September 2016 were retrospectively analyzed, mainly including clinical manifestations, characteristics of morphological changes imaged by in vivo laser confocal microscopy, management and therapeutic effects. Results: There were 6 (40%) males and 9 (60%) females with an average age of 66±7 years (59 to 86 years)...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316170/-advances-in-effects-of-integrin-linked-kinase-on-cutaneous-wound-healing-and-the-relative-mechanism
#17
R X Zhou, Y Y Li, W H Lin, G Li, J E Sun, W B Zhou
Previous studies have demonstrated that integrin-linked kinases (ILKs) are abundantly expressed in extracellular matrix (ECM) riche dermis, hair follicles, and basal cells of epidermis. ILKs are not only essential for the maintenance of skin structure, but also play important roles in wound healing. ILKs can promote the formation of granulation tissue by stimulating the proliferation of fibroblasts and secretion of ECM, accelerate wound contraction by inducing the differentiation of fibroblasts to myofibroblasts, and boost reepithelization by promoting proliferation, migration, and differentiation of keratinocytes and follicle epidermal stem cells...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316088/gata3-expression-in-benign-prostate-glands-with-radiation-atypia-a-diagnostic-pitfall
#18
Wei Tian, David Dorn, Shi Wei, Ronald D Sanders, Andres Matoso, Rajal B Shah, Jennifer Gordetsky
OBJECTIVE: Patients who have undergone prostate radiation are at an increased risk for developing urothelial carcinoma. Radiation changes can cause significant cytologic atypia in benign prostate glands that may mimic pagetoid spread of urothelial carcinoma. GATA3 is a common marker to differentiate prostatic adenocarcinoma from urothelial carcinoma. We investigated the expression of GATA3 in the epithelium of irradiated benign and malignant prostate tissue. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of prostate cases with radiation atypia...
March 17, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315627/cytological-evaluation-of-the-nasal-mucosa-in-neonates-exposed-to-tobacco-smoke-during-fetal-life
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OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess the cytological picture of the nasal mucosa of neonates born to mothers who are active smokers, passive smokers and non-smokers. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in a group of 86 neonates born between 23 and 41 weeks of gestation. The assignation of neonates to one of the three aforementioned groups was based on a questionnaire concerning exposure to tobacco smoke, and on the concentration of cotinine in maternal urine...
November 19, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314907/structural-characterization-of-a-putative-chitin-synthase-gene-in-phytophthora-spp-and-analysis-of-its-transcriptional-activity-during-pathogenesis-on-potato-and-soybean-plants
#20
Lauren Hinkel, Manuel D Ospina-Giraldo
Although chitin is a major component of the fungal cell wall, in oomycetes (fungal-like organisms), this compound has only been found in very little amounts, mostly in the cell wall of members of the genera Achlya and Saprolegnia. In the oomycetes Phytophthora infestans and P. sojae the presence of chitin has not been demonstrated; however, the gene putatively encoding chitin synthase (CHS), the enzyme that synthesizes chitin, is present in their genomes. The evolutionary significance of the CHS gene in P. infestans and P...
March 17, 2017: Current Genetics
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