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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778400/stromal-heterogeneity-in-pancreatic-cancer-and-chronic-pancreatitis
#1
Lena Haeberle, Katja Steiger, Anna Melissa Schlitter, Sami Alexander Safi, Wolfram Trudo Knoefel, Mert Erkan, Irene Esposito
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: An abundant stromal reaction is a hallmark of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and chronic pancreatitis (CP). The cells mainly responsible for the stromal reaction are activated pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs). Despite their crucial role, PSCs are not well characterized. PSCs share characteristics with the better-known hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). The aim of this study was a detailed analysis of PSCs in PDAC and CP. METHODS: Whole-slide specimens of CP (n = 12) and PDAC (n = 10) were studied by histochemistry and immunohistochemistry...
May 12, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778232/nuclear-bap1-loss-is-common-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-and-a-subtype-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-but-rare-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#2
Asmaa Mosbeh, Khalil Halfawy, Wael S Abdel-Mageed, Dina Sweed, Mohamed H Abdel Rahman
Deletion in the 3p21 region, the chromosomal location of BAP1, has been reported in a subset of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), biliary and pancreatic cancers. This suggests that BAP1 could play a role in the pathogenesis of these tumors. We assessed the frequency of BAP1 loss by immunohistochemistry in 103 hepatic, biliary and pancreatic cancers. We also assessed chromosomal alterations in the BAP1 region in the same tumors by genotyping. We identified high frequency 4/8 (50%) of BAP1 loss in intrahepatic cholangicarcinoma (ICC)...
August 2018: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777749/burden-of-liver-disease-in-europe-epidemiology-and-analysis-of-risk-factors-to-identify-prevention-policies
#3
REVIEW
Laura Pimpin, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Francesco Negro, Emily Corbould, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Laura Webber, Nick Sheron
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The burden of liver disease in Europe continues to grow. We aimed to describe the epidemiology of liver diseases and their risk factors in European countries, and identify public health interventions that could impact on these risk factors to reduce the burden of liver disease. METHODS: As part of the HEPAHEALTH project, commissioned by EASL, we extracted information on historical and current prevalence and mortality from national and international literature and databases on liver disease in 35 countries in the WHO European region, as well as historical and recent prevalence data on their main determinants; alcohol consumption, obesity and hepatitis B and C virus infections...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776595/clinicopathologic-significance-of-lair-1-expression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Xiaojie Wu, Leyan Zhang, Jiadi Zhou, Luying Liu, Qiang Fu, Aili Fu, Xiaoying Feng, Rui Xin, Hongrui Liu, Yong Gao, Jiangnan Xue
AIM: Leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin-like receptor-1 (LAIR-1) is an immune inhibitory receptor which is expressed within most types of hematopoietic cells and negatively regulates immune responses. Recently, we found LAIR-1 expression to be present within tumors of nonhematopoietic lineages. However, the roles of LAIR-1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have yet to be examined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of LAIR-1 in HCC tissue and assess its clinical significance at this site...
April 30, 2018: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776350/increased-systemic-zonula-occludens-1-associated-with-inflammation-and-independent-biomarker-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Amit Kumar Ram, Biju Pottakat, Balasubramaniyan Vairappan
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a frequent type of primary liver cancer, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Indeed, the underlying molecular mechanism is not well understood. Previous studies have shown evidence that tight junction (TJ) components were correlated with carcinogenesis and tumor development. Our aims were to determine the serum levels of tight junction protein Zonula Occludens (ZO)-1 and an inflammatory marker such as high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in HCC patients compared to healthy volunteers and also to identify the association between ZO-1 and inflammation in HCC...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775749/a-novel-oncogene-urg4-urgcp-and-its-role-in-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Yavuz Dodurga, Mücahit Seçme, N Lale Şatıroğlu-Tufan
Oncogenes are mutated form of normal cellular genes called as proto-oncogenes and conduce to the cancer development process. Despite the fact that so many genes have been described, new genes with oncogenic characteristic and potential or tumor supressoring activity are still being defined. Recently, Up-regulated gene 4/Upregulator of cell proliferation (URG4/URGCP), a novel gene, induced by hepatitis-Bvirus-encoded X antigen (HBxAg), has been identified. URG4/URGCP gene was registered to the National Center for Biotechnology Information-GenBank (NCBI-GenBank, Entrez GeneID: 55665 and Entrez Nucleotide ID NM_017920)...
May 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774155/is-de-novo-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-increased
#7
A Hüsing-Kabar, T Meister, M Köhler, W Domschke, I Kabar, C Wilms, B Hild, H H Schmidt, H S Heinzow
Background: Portal hypertension is a major complication of liver cirrhosis. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt is effective in treatment of portal hypertension. However, decreased parenchymal portal venous flow after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt insertion favours ischaemic liver injury which has been discussed to induce hepatocarcinogenesis causing hepatocellular cancer. Aim: This study aimed to explore the association between transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement and the development of hepatocellular cancer...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774107/clinical-outcome-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-can-be-predicted-by-the-expression-of-hepatic-progenitor-cell-markers-and-serum-tumour-markers
#8
Satoshi Seino, Atsunori Tsuchiya, Yusuke Watanabe, Yuzo Kawata, Yuichi Kojima, Shunzo Ikarashi, Hiroyuki Yanai, Koji Nakamura, Daisuke Kumaki, Masaaki Hirano, Kazuhiro Funakoshi, Takashi Aono, Takeshi Sakai, Jun Sakata, Masaaki Takamura, Hirokazu Kawai, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Toshifumi Wakai, Shuji Terai
The high heterogeneity of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) complicates stratification of HCC patients for treatment. Therefore, it is necessary to establish a comprehensive panel of HCC biomarkers related to tumour behaviour and cancer prognosis. Resected HCCs from 251 patients were stained for hepatic progenitor cell (HPC) markers epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM), neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), delta-like 1 homolog (DLK1), and cytokeratin 19 (CK19). Staining patterns were analysed for their prognostic association with relapse-free survival and overall survival...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772748/drug-delivery-strategies-for-antivirals-against-hepatitis-b-virus
#9
REVIEW
Latavia Singh, Sunaina Indermun, Mershen Govender, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C du Toit, Yahya E Choonara, Viness Pillay
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection poses a significant health challenge due to associated morbidity and mortality from cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer that eventually results in the breakdown of liver functionality. Nanotechnology has the potential to play a pivotal role in reducing viral load levels and drug-resistant HBV through drug targeting, thus reducing the rate of evolution of the disease. Apart from tissue targeting, intracellular delivery of a wide range of drugs is necessary to exert a therapeutic action in the affected organelles...
May 17, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772618/-a-case-of-metastasis-of-cholangiocarcinoma-to-the-bladder
#10
Akiou Okumura, Akihiro Morii, Kiyoshi Takagawa, Hiroshi Kitamura
The patient was an 88-year-old male. He was referred to the Department of Internal Medicine because of total body itching and jaundice in July 2011. The serum bilirubin level was elevated, and the serum CA19-9 level was also elevated to 266. 6 U/ml. Computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) revealed a solid tumor between the hepatic hilus and common bile duct, and choler cytodiagnosis was class V ; adenocarcinoma. The patient was diagnosed with hilar cholangiocarcinoma and received conservative treatment with endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) due to his advanced age...
April 2018: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770355/host-regulated-hepatitis-b-virus-capsid-assembly-in-a-mammalian-cell-free-system
#11
Kuancheng Liu, Jianming Hu
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is an important global human pathogen and represents a major cause of hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. The HBV capsid is composed of multiple copies of a single viral protein, the capsid or core protein (HBc), plays multiple roles in the viral life cycle, and has emerged recently as a major target for developing antiviral therapies against HBV infection. Although several systems have been developed to study HBV capsid assembly, including heterologous overexpression systems like bacteria and insect cells, in vitro assembly using purified protein, and mammalian cell culture systems, the requirement for non-physiological concentrations of HBc and salts and the difficulty in manipulating host regulators of assembly presents major limitations for detailed studies on capsid assembly under physiologically relevant conditions...
April 20, 2018: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769185/unusual-case-of-iron-overload-with-cancer-mimicking-abdominal-splenosis
#12
Giacomo Marchi, Giacomo Avesani, Alberto Zamò, Domenico Girelli
A 48-year-old man, former alcohol abuser and drug addicted, was referred to our tertiary referral centre for iron disorders because of marked hyperferritinaemia. His clinical history revealed chronic hepatitis C, ß-thalassaemia trait and post-traumatic splenectomy at age of 22. MRI-estimated liver iron content was markedly elevated, while first-line genetic test for haemochromatosis was negative. Alpha-fetoprotein was increased but liver ultrasonography did not reveal focal liver lesions. Multiphasic contrast-enhanced CT confirmed this result but showed two abdominal masses (diameter of 9 cm and 7 cm, respectively) among bowel loops, strongly suspicious for cancer...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767833/post-operative-care-of-interventional-therapy-for-40-liver-cancer-patients-with-obstructive-jaundice
#13
De-Ping Tong, Li-Qin Wu, Xiao-Ping Chen, Yi Li
The care of 40 patients with primary liver cancer with obstructive jaundice treated with liver puncture bile drainage or biliary stent implantation was reported. Treated with the interventional therapy, patients were observed closely to identify symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy and pain; diet care was well performed. Bile drainage tube and skin acre were performed carefully. Liver function, bilirubin and other biochemical indicators were monitored; occurrence of bleeding, acute pancreatitis, biliary tract infection, leakage of ascites around drainage tube and other complication were observed with good discharge instruction...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767820/-role-of-visceral-surgery-in-oligometastases-of-non-gastrointestinal-tumors
#14
REVIEW
R Wahba, D Stippel, C Bruns
BACKGROUND: Patients with oligometastatic disease can benefit from local treatment of the metastases. Under these premises the resection of liver metastases and visceral metastases of non-gastrointestinal tumors is performed increasingly more frequently in selected patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of visceral oncological surgery in hepatic oligometastatic disease of non-gastrointestinal tumors according to the currently available literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE and PubMed was carried out focusing on the topics of oligometastases, liver resection and metastectomy for breast cancer, renal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, ovarian cancer and non-small cell lung cancer...
May 16, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766659/prognosis-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib-a-comparison-of-five-models-in-a-large-canadian-database
#15
Haider H Samawi, Hao-Wen Sim, Kelvin K Chan, Mohammad A Alghamdi, Richard M Lee-Ying, Jennifer J Knox, Parneet Gill, Adriana Romagnino, Eugene Batuyong, Yoo-Joung Ko, Janine M Davies, Howard J Lim, Winson Y Cheung, Vincent C Tam
Several systems (tumor-node-metastasis [TNM], Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer [BCLC], Okuda, Cancer of the Liver Italian Program [CLIP], and albumin-bilirubin grade [ALBI]) were developed to estimate the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) mostly prior to the prevalent use of sorafenib. We aimed to compare the prognostic and discriminatory power of these models in predicting survival for HCC patients treated with sorafenib and to identify independent prognostic factors for survival in this population...
May 15, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766649/lysyl-oxidase-a-colorectal-cancer-biomarker-of-lung-and-hepatic-metastasis
#16
Yun Liu, Guanghui Wang, Zhonglin Liang, Zubing Mei, Tingyu Wu, Ang Cui, Chenying Liu, Long Cui
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common and lethal disease in which distant metastasis remains the primary cause of death. Paradoxical roles of LOX have been reported in CRC, and the intracellular function of LOX has also recently been determined. Correlations of LOX expression and its intracellular localization with clinicopathological features in CRC patients remain largely unknown. The aim of the present study was to explore the potential roles of LOX in CRC. METHODS: LOX messenger RNA expression was assayed by quantitative PCR in eight paired normal mucosa and tumor tissues...
May 15, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765250/genetic-variants-in-the-exon-region-of-versican-predict-survival-of-patients-with-resected-early-stage-hepatitis-b-virus-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Xiaoguang Liu, Chuangye Han, Xiwen Liao, Long Yu, Guangzhi Zhu, Hao Su, Wei Qin, Sicong Lu, Xinping Ye, Tao Peng
Background: The upregulated expression of versican (VCAN) promotes the proliferation, invasion, and metastasis of various types of human cancer cells, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Patients and methods: In this study, genetic variants in the exon region of VCAN were genotyped by DNA sequencing. Prognostic values of VCAN exon single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were assessed by Kaplan-Meier with the log-rank test, and uni- and multivariate Cox proportional hazard regression model...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764340/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-cancer-activity-of-silymarin-on-oral-cancer
#18
Dong-Hoon Won, Lee-Han Kim, Boonsil Jang, In-Hyoung Yang, Hye-Jeong Kwon, Bohwan Jin, Seung Hyun Oh, Ju-Hee Kang, Seong-Doo Hong, Ji-Ae Shin, Sung-Dae Cho
Silymarin, a standardized extract from milk thistle fruits has been found to exhibit anti-cancer effects against various cancers. Here, we explored the anti-cancer activity of silymarin and its molecular target in human oral cancer in vitro and in vivo. Silymarin dose-dependently inhibited the proliferation of HSC-4 oral cancer cells and promoted caspase-dependent apoptosis. A human apoptosis protein array kit showed that death receptor 5 may be involved in silymarin-induced apoptosis, which was also shown through western blotting, immunocytochemistry, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
May 2018: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761924/decreased-hepatic-response-to-glucagon-adrenergic-agonists-and-camp-in-glycogenolysis-gluconeogenesis-and-glycolysis-in-tumor-bearing-rats
#19
Giuliana R Biazi, Isabele G Frasson, Daniele R Miksza, Hely de Morais, Flaviane de Fatima Silva, Gisele L Bertolini, Helenir M de Souza
The response to glucagon and adrenaline in cancer cachexia is poorly known. The aim of this study was to investigate the response to glucagon, adrenergic agonists (α and β) and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) on glycogenolysis, gluconeogenesis, and glycolysis in liver perfusion of Walker-256 tumor-bearing rats with advanced cachexia. Liver ATP content was also investigated. Rats without tumor (healthy) were used as controls. Agonists α (phenylephrine) and β (isoproterenol) adrenergic, instead of adrenaline, and cAMP, the second messenger of glucagon and isoproterenol, were used in an attempt to identify mechanisms involved in the responses...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760793/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-predicts-better-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-only-metastases-undergoing-liver-resection
#20
Yujie Zhao, Junzhong Lin, Jianhong Peng, Yuxiang Deng, Ruixia Zhao, Qiaoqi Sui, Zhenhai Lu, Desen Wan, Zhizhong Pan
Objective: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has been shown to decrease the risk of liver metastasis in patients with non-metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the prognostic value of HBV infection in long-term survival of patients with colorectal liver-only metastases (CRLM) after liver resection has not yet been evaluated. This study aims to explore the association between HBV infection and survival in CRLM patients. Methods: A total of 289 CRLM patients undergoing liver resection were recruited at our center from September 1999 to August 2015...
2018: Journal of Cancer
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