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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427469/analysis-of-pancreatic-volume-in-acute-onset-slowly-progressive-and-fulminant-type-1-diabetes-in-a-japanese-population
#1
Hiroto Sasamori, Tomoyasu Fukui, Toshiyuki Hayashi, Takeshi Yamamoto, Makoto Ohara, Saki Yamamoto, Tetsuro Kobayashi, Tsutomu Hirano
BACKGROUND: A decrease in the size of the pancreas is observed in islet autoantibody-positive non-diabetic donors and acute-onset type 1 diabetes (AT1D) irrespective of the diabetes duration. Little is known, however, about the relationship between the size of the pancreas and T1D subtypes, including fulminant T1D (FT1D). METHODS: We examined the pancreatic volume (PV) in 44 adult patients with T1D (16 AT1D, 18 slowly progressive [SPT1D], and 10 FT1D) and 39 age- and BMI- matched non-diabetic controls...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415062/loss-of-intra-islet-heparan-sulfate-is-a-highly-sensitive-marker-of-type-1-diabetes-progression-in-humans
#2
Charmaine J Simeonovic, Sarah K Popp, Lora M Starrs, Debra J Brown, Andrew F Ziolkowski, Barbara Ludwig, Stefan R Bornstein, J Dennis Wilson, Alberto Pugliese, Thomas W H Kay, Helen E Thomas, Thomas Loudovaris, Fui Jiun Choong, Craig Freeman, Christopher R Parish
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in pancreatic islets are progressively destroyed. Clinical trials of immunotherapies in recently diagnosed T1D patients have only transiently and partially impacted the disease course, suggesting that other approaches are required. Our previous studies have demonstrated that heparan sulfate (HS), a glycosaminoglycan conventionally expressed in extracellular matrix, is present at high levels inside normal mouse beta cells. Intracellular HS was shown to be critical for beta cell survival and protection from oxidative damage...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368270/vascularization-of-pancreatic-decellularized-scaffold-with-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#3
Yibing Guo, Cen Wu, Liancheng Xu, Yang Xu, Li Xiaohong, Zhu Hui, Lu Jingjing, Yuhua Lu, Zhiwei Wang
Vascularization remains a large obstacle for creating a functional pancreas-tissue equivalent for transplantation. In this study, a pre-vascularized pancreatic decellularized scaffold was prepared through endothelializing with endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in a bioreactor, and the ability to regenerate new blood vessels was detected in vivo. Initially, pancreases of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were perfused with 1% Triton X-100 and 0.1% ammonium hydroxide to remove the cellular components while the intact vascular network was preserved...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354869/organ-donor-pancreases-for-the-study-of-human-islet-cell-histology-and-pathophysiology-a-precious-and-valuable-resource
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EDITORIAL
Piero Marchetti, Mara Suleiman, Lorella Marselli
Direct in vivo assessment of pancreatic islet-cells for the study of the pathophysiology of diabetes in humans is hampered by anatomical and technological hurdles. To date, most of the information that has been generated is derived from histological studies performed on pancreatic tissue from autopsy, surgery, in vivo biopsy or organ donation. Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages (as summarised in this commentary); however, in this edition of Diabetologia, Kusmartseva et al ( https://doi.org/10...
January 21, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338697/additional-dexamethasone-in-chemotherapies-with-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-could-reduce-the-impaired-glycometabolism-in-rat-models
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Yanxiu Guo, Haoxia Zeng, Xiaohong Chang, Chaohua Wang, Heng Cui
BACKGROUND: Side-effects have been considered as the limitation of the chemotherapy agents' administration and life quality in patients with ovarian cancers. In order to explore the influence of the chemotherapy agents commonly used in ovarian cancer patients on the blood glucose metabolism in rat models, we conducted this study which simulated the conditions of clinical protocols. METHODS: Eighty clean-grade female Wistar rats were randomized into 8 groups: Group 1 (Negative control), Group 1' (Dexamethasone), Group 2 (Carboplatin), Group 2' (Carboplatin-plus-dexamethasone), Group 3 (Paclitaxel), Group 3' (Paclitaxel-plus-dexamethasone), Group 4 (Combined therapy), Group 4' (Combined-therapy-plus-dexamethasone)...
January 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325720/development-of-pancreatic-machine-perfusion-translational-steps-from-porcine-to-human-models
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Karim Hamaoui, Sally Gowers, Bynvant Sandhu, Natalie Vallant, Terry Cook, Martyn Boutelle, Daniel Casanova, Vassilios Papalois
BACKGROUND: Hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) is increasingly being used for extended criteria kidney grafts. Pancreatic HMP is challenging because physiologically the pancreas is a low-flow organ susceptible to edema. We report the successful development of preclinical HMP models using porcine pancreases, as well as human pancreases unsuitable for clinical transplantation. METHODS: Ten porcine pancreases were used in the development of these perfusion models...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259102/altered-homeostasis-and-development-of-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-represent-an-il-2r-dependent-risk-for-diabetes-in-nod-mice
#7
Connor J Dwyer, Allison L Bayer, Carmen Fotino, Liping Yu, Cecilia Cabello-Kindelan, Natasha C Ward, Kevin H Toomer, Zhibin Chen, Thomas R Malek
The cytokine interleukin-2 (IL-2) is critical for the functions of regulatory T cells (Tregs). The contribution of polymorphisms in the gene encoding the IL-2 receptor α subunit (IL2RA), which are associated with type 1 diabetes, is difficult to determine because autoimmunity depends on variations in multiple genes, where the contribution of any one gene product is small. We investigated the mechanisms whereby a modest reduction in IL-2R signaling selectively in T lymphocytes influenced the development of diabetes in the NOD mouse model...
December 19, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251107/multicenter-assessment-of-animal-free-collagenase-af-1-for-human-islet-isolation
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Daniel Brandhorst, Géraldine Parnaud, Andrew Friberg, Vanessa Lavallard, Sandrine Demuylder-Mischler, Stephen Hughes, Julia Saphörster, Manfred Kurfürst, Olle Korsgren, Thierry Berney, Paul R V Johnson
Animal-free (AF) SERVA Collagenase AF-1 and Neutral Protease (NP) AF GMP Grade have recently become available for human islet isolation. This report describes the initial experiences of 3 different islet transplant centers. Thirty-four human pancreases were digested using 1 vial of the 6 different lots of Collagenase AF-1 (2,000-2,583 PZ-U/vial) supplemented with 4 different lots of NP AF in a range of 50 to 160 DMC-U per pancreas. Isolation, culture, and quality assessment were performed using standard techniques as previously described...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128936/hospital-time-prior-to-death-and-pancreas-histopathology-implications-for-future-studies
#9
Irina Kusmartseva, Maria Beery, Tiffany Philips, Stephen Selman, Priyanka Jadhav, Clive Wasserfall, Axel Muller, Alberto Pugliese, Jeffrey A Longmate, Desmond A Schatz, Mark A Atkinson, John S Kaddis
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Diabetes research studies routinely rely upon the use of tissue samples from human organ donors. It remains unclear whether the length of hospital stay prior to organ donation affects the presence of cells infiltrating the pancreas or the frequency of replicating beta cells. METHODS: To address this, 39 organ donors without diabetes were matched for age, sex, BMI and ethnicity in groups of three. Within each group, donors varied by length of hospital stay immediately prior to organ donation (<3 days, 3 to <6 days, or ≥6 days)...
November 11, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082247/interactive-segmentation-of-pancreases-in-abdominal-computed-tomography-images-and-its-evaluation-based-on-segmentation-accuracy-and-interaction-costs
#10
Hotaka Takizawa, Takenobu Suzuki, Hiroyuki Kudo, Toshiyuki Okada
The present paper proposed an interactive segmentation method of pancreases in abdominal computed tomography (CT) images based on the anatomical knowledge of medical doctors and the statistical information of pancreas shapes. This segmentation method consisted of two phases: training and testing. In the training phase, pancreas regions were manually extracted from sample CT images for training, and then a probabilistic atlas (PA) was constructed from the extracted regions. In the testing phase, a medical doctor selected seed voxels for a pancreas and background in a CT image for testing by use of our graphical user interface system...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044985/beneficial-effect-of-recombinant-rc1rc2-collagenases-on-human-islet-function-efficacy-of-low-dose-enzymes-on-pancreas-digestion-and-yield
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Gopalakrishnan Loganathan, Venugopal Subhashree, Andrew G Breite, William W Tucker, Siddharth Narayanan, Maheswaran Dhanasekaran, SriPrakash Mokshagundam, Michael L Green, Michael G Hughes, Stuart K Williams, Francis E Dwulet, Robert C McCarthy, Appakalai N Balamurugan
A high number of human islets can be isolated by using modern purified tissue dissociation enzymes; however, this requires the use of >20 Wunsch units (WU)/g of pancreas for digestion. Attempts to reduce this dose have resulted in pancreas underdigestion and poor islet recovery but improved islet function. In this study, we achieved a high number of functional islets using a low dose of recombinant collagenase enzyme mixture (RCEM-1200 WU rC2 and 10 million collagen-degrading activity [CDA] U of rC1 containing about 209 mg of collagenase to digest a 100-g pancreas)...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938416/pancreatic-histopathology-of-human-monogenic-diabetes-due-to-causal-variants-in-kcnj11-hnf1a-gata6-and-lmna
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May Sanyoura, Laura Jacobsen, David Carmody, Daniela Del Gaudio, Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu, Kelly Arndt, Ying Ying Hu, Frances Kobiernicki, Irina Kusmartseva, Mark A Atkinson, Louis H Philipson, Desmond Schatz, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Siri Atma W Greeley
Context: Monogenic diabetes is thought to account for 2% of all diabetes cases but most patients are misdiagnosed as type 1 or type 2 diabetes. To date, little is known about the histopathological features of pancreases from patients with monogenic diabetes. Objective: Retrospective study of the JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ donors with Diabetes biorepository was used to identify possible cases with monogenic diabetes and to compare effects of genetic variants on pancreas histology...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926842/pharmacotherapy-with-thymoquinone-improved-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-integrity-and-functional-activity-enhanced-islets-revascularization-and-alleviated-metabolic-and-hepato-renal-disturbances-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats
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Adel Galal El-Shemi, Osama Adnan Kensara, Aiman Alsaegh, Mohammed Hasan Mukhtar
AIMS: This study is aimed at evaluating the antidiabetic effects of thymoquinone (TQ) on streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in rats, and exploring the possible underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in adult male Wistar rats by intraperitoneal injection of freshly prepared STZ (65 mg/kg). After disease induction, 42 rats were equally assigned to: controls, STZ-diabetic group, and STZ-diabetic group treated with oral TQ (35 mg/kg/day) for 5 weeks...
September 20, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912479/late-stage-differentiation-of-embryonic-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-requires-jarid2
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Sara Cervantes, Marta Fontcuberta-PiSunyer, Joan-Marc Servitja, Rebeca Fernandez-Ruiz, Ainhoa García, Lidia Sanchez, Young-Sook Lee, Ramon Gomis, Rosa Gasa
Jarid2 is a component of the Polycomb Repressor complex 2 (PRC2), which is responsible for genome-wide H3K27me3 deposition, in embryonic stem cells. However, Jarid2 has also been shown to exert pleiotropic PRC2-independent actions during embryogenesis. Here, we have investigated the role of Jarid2 during pancreas development. Conditional ablation of Jarid2 in pancreatic progenitors results in reduced endocrine cell area at birth due to impaired endocrine cell differentiation and reduced prenatal proliferation...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864913/pancreatic-neuro-insular-network-in-young-mice-revealed-by-3d-panoramic-histology
#15
Shiue-Cheng Tang, Chia-Ning Shen, Pei-Yu Lin, Shih-Jung Peng, Hung-Jen Chien, Ya-Hsien Chou, Chester E Chamberlain, Pankaj J Pasricha
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: It has been proposed that the neuro-insular network enables rapid, synchronised insulin secretion. However, to date, acquiring the pancreatic tissue map to study the neural network remains a challenging task as there is a lack of feasible approaches for large-scale tissue analysis at the organ level. Here, we have developed 3-dimensional (3D) panoramic histology to characterise the pancreatic neuro-insular network in young mice. METHODS: Pancreases harvested from young wild-type B6 mice (3 and 8 weeks old) and db/db mice (3 weeks old; db/db vs db/+) were used to develop 3D panoramic histology...
September 1, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858137/ectopic-pancreatic-tissue-in-the-wall-of-the-small-intestine-two-rare-case-reports
#16
Jiannan Li, Haibin Huang, Sibo Huo, Ying Liu, Guangmeng Xu, Hongwen Gao, Kai Zhang, Tongjun Liu
RATIONALE: Ectopic pancreas, which is a kind of rare congenital disease, forms during embryonic development. It can occur throughout the whole gastrointestinal tract, but has a low tendency to develop in the wall of the small intestine. It is easy for patients with ectopic pancreases to be misdiagnosed because the symptoms are untypical and can vary. PATIENT CONCERNS: In the present study, we reported two rare cases of ectopic pancreatic tissue in the wall of the small intestine, which presented with obvious abdominal pain and distention...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852792/human-pancreatic-neuro-insular-network-in-health-and-fatty-infiltration
#17
Shiue-Cheng Tang, Luc Baeyens, Chia-Ning Shen, Shih-Jung Peng, Hung-Jen Chien, David W Scheel, Chester E Chamberlain, Michael S German
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Identification of a pancreatic neuro-insular network in mice suggests that a similar integration of islets and nerves may be present in the human pancreas. To characterise the neuro-insular network and the intra-pancreatic ganglia in a clinically related setting, we examined human pancreases in health and with fatty infiltration via 3-dimensional (3D) histology and compared the human pancreatic microenvironment with its counterpart in mice. METHODS: Human pancreatic specimens from individuals with normal BMI, high BMI (≥ 25) and type 2 diabetes were used to investigate the neuro-insular network...
August 29, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836990/wound-healing-effect-of-euphorbia-hirta-linn-euphorbiaceae-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
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Riazul Haque Tuhin, Marium Begum, Sohanur Rahman, Rubaba Karim, Taslima Begum, Siraj Uddin Ahmed, Ronia Mostofa, Amir Hossain, Mohamed Abdel-Daim, Rayhana Begum
BACKGROUND: Euphorbia hirta linn., is a species of Euphorbiaceae family. They are known as asthma plant, barokhervi. The plant E. hirta is famous for its medicinal importance among the tribal population. It is a common practice to use the whole to heal wounds. Several pharmacological properties including antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antidibetic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anticonvulsant, nootropic, antifertility and aphrodisiac properties have already been reported for this plant...
August 24, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791352/establishment-of-a-murine-pancreatic-cancer-pain-model-and-microarray-analysis-of-pain%C3%A2-associated-genes-in-the-spinal-cord-dorsal-horn
#19
Liqin Wang, Huihong Xu, Yanhu Ge, Hai Zhu, Dawei Yu, Weifeng Yu, Zhijie Lu
There is emerging evidence on the mechanisms of pancreatic cancer pain. Following the establishment of an orthotropic transplantation model of pancreatic cancer, microarray analysis was performed to identify changes in the expression levels of pain‑associated genes in the spinal cord. A mouse model of pancreatic cancer‑induced pain was established by implanting SW 1990 cells into the pancreases of female BALB/c‑nu mice. The survival rate and body weight were measured following orthotropic transplantation...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760554/pathological-and-gene-expression-analysis-of-a-polygenic-diabetes-model-noncnzo10-ltj-mice
#20
Tsuyoshi Hirata, Tomomi Yoshitomi, Minoru Inoue, Yutaka Iigo, Koji Matsumoto, Kazuishi Kubota, Akira Shinagawa
The NONcNZO10/LtJ mouse is a polygenic model of type-2 diabetes (T2D) that shows moderate obesity and diabetes, and is regarded as a good model reflective of the conditions of human T2D. In this study, we analyzed pathological changes of pancreases with the progress of time by using histopathology and gene expression analysis, including microRNA. A number of gene expression changes associated with decreased insulin secretion (possibly regulated by miR-29a/b) were observed, and zinc homeostasis (Slc30a8, Mt1 and Mt2) or glucose metabolism (Slc2a2) was suggested as being the candidate mechanism of pancreas failure in NONcNZO10/LtJ mice...
September 20, 2017: Gene
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