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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156643/melanoma-genetic-abnormalities-tumor-progression-clonal-evolution-and-tumor-initiating-cells
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REVIEW
Ugo Testa, Germana Castelli, Elvira Pelosi
Melanoma is an aggressive neoplasia issued from the malignant transformation of melanocytes, the pigment-generating cells of the skin. It is responsible for about 75% of deaths due to skin cancers. Melanoma is a phenotypically and molecularly heterogeneous disease: cutaneous, uveal, acral, and mucosal melanomas have different clinical courses, are associated with different mutational profiles, and possess distinct risk factors. The discovery of the molecular abnormalities underlying melanomas has led to the promising improvement of therapy, and further progress is expected in the near future...
November 20, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124688/uv-induced-molecular-signaling-differences-in-melanoma-and-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
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Feng Liu-Smith, Jinjing Jia, Yan Zheng
There are three major types of skin cancer: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). BCC and SCC are often referred to as non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). NMSCs are relatively non-lethal and curable by surgery, hence are not reportable in most cancer registries all over the world. Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. Its incidence rate (case number) is about 1/10th of that for NMSC, yet its death toll is ~8 fold higher than NMSC.Melanomas arise from melanocytes which are normally located on the basement membrane with dendrites extending into the epidermal keratinocytes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105366/limbal-stem-cells-identity-developmental-origin-and-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
Gabriel Gonzalez, Yuzuru Sasamoto, Bruce R Ksander, Markus H Frank, Natasha Y Frank
The cornea is our window to the world and our vision is critically dependent on corneal clarity and integrity. Its epithelium represents one of the most rapidly regenerating mammalian tissues, undergoing full-turnover over the course of approximately 1-2 weeks. This robust and efficient regenerative capacity is dependent on the function of stem cells residing in the limbus, a structure marking the border between the cornea and the conjunctiva. Limbal stem cells (LSC) represent a quiescent cell population with proliferative capacity residing in the basal epithelial layer of the limbus within a cellular niche...
November 3, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100006/location-location-location-spatio-temporal-cues-that-define-the-cell-of-origin-in-melanoma
#4
Maria S Soengas, E Elizabeth Patton
It is unclear whether melanoma initiates from mature melanocytes or stem cell precursors. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Moon et al. (2017) and Köhler et al. (2017) use in vivo lineage tracing to demonstrate that these two possibilities may occur downstream of the same pro-tumorigenic lesions, depending on environmental factors or the anatomical location.
November 2, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079536/restoration-of-skin-pigmentation-after-deep-partial-or-full-thickness-burn-injury
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Niann-Tzyy Dai, Hsin-I Chang, Yi-Wen Wang, Keng-Yen Fu, Tai-Chun Huang, Nien-Chi Huang, Jhen-Kai Li, Pai-Shan Hsieh, Lien-Guo Dai, Chao-Kuei Hsu, Peter K Maitz
Significant skin pigmentation changes occur when patients suffer deep burn injuries. These pigmentation disorders may cause not only cosmetic and psychological issues, but more importantly it increases the risk of skin cancer or photoaging. Severe burns significantly effect on the process of repigmentation as the pigmentation is tightly regulated by cell proliferation and differentiation of melanocytes and melanocyte stem cells which are housing in the epidermis and hair follicles of the skin. In the present review, we discuss the possible mechanisms to replenish the melanocytes from the healthy epidermis and hair follicles surrounding burn wounds...
October 24, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061525/characterization-of-a-new-inducible-transgenic-mouse-model-with-gfp-expression-in-melanocytes-and-their-precursors
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Sandeep S Joshi, Bishal Tandukar, Maira Castaneda, Shunlin Jiang, Ganesh Diwakar, Ronna P Hertzano, Thomas J Hornyak
Melanocytes are neural crest-derived cells that are responsible for mammalian hair follicle (HF) pigmentation. The Dct-LacZ transgenic mouse is extensively used to study melanocyte biology but lacks conditionally-inducible labelling and fluorescent labelling, enabling specific, viable isolation of melanocytes using fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS). Here, we have generated a Tet-off bitransgenic mouse model, Dct-H2BGFP, containing Dct-tTA and TRE-H2BGFP transgenes. Characterization of Dct-H2BGFP mice confirmed a pattern of Dct-H2BGFP expression in melanoblasts, melanocyte stem cells (McSCs), and terminally differentiated melanocytes similar to the expression pattern of previously published mouse models Dct-LacZ and iDct-GFP...
October 21, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054607/repigmentation-of-human-vitiligo-skin-by-nbuvb-is-controlled-by-transcription-of-gli1-and-activation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-the-hair-follicle-bulge-stem-cells
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Nathaniel B Goldstein, Maranke I Koster, Kenneth L Jones, Bifeng Gao, Laura G Hoaglin, Steven E Robinson, Michael J Wright, Smaranda I Birlea, Abigail Luman, Karoline A Lambert, Yiqun G Shellman, Mayumi Fujita, William A Robinson, Dennis R Roop, David A Norris, Stanca A Birlea
Vitiligo repigmentation is a complex process in which the melanocyte-depleted interfollicular epidermis (IE) is repopulated by melanocyte precursors from hair follicle (HF) bulge that proliferate, migrate, and differentiate into mature melanocytes on their way to the epidermis. The strongest stimulus for vitiligo repigmentation is narrow band UVB (NBUVB), but how the HF melanocyte precursors are activated by UV light has not been extensively studied. To better understand this process, we developed an application that combined laser capture microdissection and subsequent whole transcriptome RNA sequencing of HF bulge melanocyte precursors, and compared their gene signature to that of regenerated mature epidermal melanocytes from the NBUVB-treated vitiligo skin...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050206/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-promotes-aging-associated-hair-graying-in-mice
#8
Zhihui Zhang, Mingxing Lei, Haoran Xin, Chunyan Hu, Tian Yang, Yizhan Xing, Yuhong Li, Haiying Guo, Xiaohua Lian, Fang Deng
Canities is an obvious sign of aging in mouse and human, shown as hair graying. Melanocytes in the hair follicle show cyclic activity with hair cycling, which transitions from anagen, catagen to telogen. How the hairs turn gray during aging is not completely uncovered. Here, by using immunostaining and LacZ staining in Dct-LacZ mice, we show that β-catenin is expressed in melanocytes during hair cycling. RT-PCR, western blot and immunostaining show that β-catenin expression is significantly increased in both anagen and telogen skin of aged mice, when compared to the anagen and telogen skin of young mice, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044103/oct4-impedes-cell-fate-redirection-by-the-melanocyte-lineage-master-regulator-mitf-in-mouse-escs
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Danna Sheinboim, Itay Maza, Iris Dror, Shivang Parikh, Vladislav Krupalnik, Rachel E Bell, Asaf Zviran, Yusuke Suita, Ofir Hakim, Yael Mandel-Gutfreund, Mehdi Khaled, Jacob H Hanna, Carmit Levy
Ectopic expression of lineage master regulators induces transdifferentiation. Whether cell fate transitions can be induced during various developmental stages has not been systemically examined. Here we discover that amongst different developmental stages, mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) are resistant to cell fate conversion induced by the melanocyte lineage master regulator MITF. By generating a transgenic system we exhibit that in mESCs, the pluripotency master regulator Oct4, counteracts pro-differentiation induced by Mitf by physical interference with MITF transcriptional activity...
October 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033353/melanocyte-stem-cell-activation-and-translocation-initiate-cutaneous-melanoma-in-response-to-uv-exposure
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Hyeongsun Moon, Leanne R Donahue, Eunju Choi, Philip O Scumpia, William E Lowry, Jennifer K Grenier, Jerry Zhu, Andrew C White
Melanoma is one of the deadliest cancers, yet the cells of origin and mechanisms of tumor initiation remain unclear. The majority of melanomas emerge from clear skin without a precursor lesion, but it is unknown whether these melanomas can arise from melanocyte stem cells (MCSCs). Here we employ mouse models to define the role of MCSCs as melanoma cells of origin, demonstrate that MCSC quiescence acts as a tumor suppressor, and identify the extrinsic environmental and molecular factors required for the critical early steps of melanoma initiation...
November 2, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033351/mouse-cutaneous-melanoma-induced-by-mutant-braf-arises-from-expansion-and-dedifferentiation-of-mature-pigmented-melanocytes
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Corinna Köhler, David Nittner, Florian Rambow, Enrico Radaelli, Fabio Stanchi, Niels Vandamme, Arianna Baggiolini, Lukas Sommer, Geert Berx, Joost J van den Oord, Holger Gerhardt, Cedric Blanpain, Jean-Christophe Marine
To identify the cells at the origin of melanoma, we combined single-cell lineage-tracing and transcriptomics approaches with time-lapse imaging. A mouse model that recapitulates key histopathological features of human melanomagenesis was created by inducing a BRafV600E-driven melanomagenic program in tail interfollicular melanocytes. Most targeted mature, melanin-producing melanocytes expanded clonally within the epidermis before losing their differentiated features through transcriptional reprogramming and eventually invading the dermis...
November 2, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990052/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-knockdown-inhibit-viability-and-induce-apoptosis-of-pvm-ms
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Wenjing Zhang, Jian Zheng, Juan Meng, Lingling Neng, Xiaohua Chen, Zhaobing Qin
Previous studies have suggested that macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) serves an important role in hearing function; however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, perivascular‑resident macrophage‑like melanocytes (PVM/Ms) from the stria vascularis of the lateral cochlear wall in young and aged mice were isolated. The mRNA and protein expression levels of MIF were determined using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis, and western blotting, respectively...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978033/mysm1-2a-dub-is-an-epigenetic-regulator-in-human-melanoma-and-contributes-to-tumor-cell-growth
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Christina Wilms, Carsten M Kroeger, Adelheid V Hainzl, Ishani Banik, Clara Bruno, Ioanna Krikki, Vida Farsam, Meinhard Wlaschek, Martina V Gatzka
Histone modifying enzymes, such as histone deacetylases (HDACs) and polycomb repressive complex (PRC) components, have been implicated in regulating tumor growth, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, tumor stem cell maintenance, or repression of tumor suppressor genes - and may be promising targets for combination therapies of melanoma and other cancers. According to recent findings, the histone H2A deubiquitinase 2A-DUB/Mysm1 interacts with the p53-axis in hematopoiesis and tissue differentiation in mice, in part by modulating DNA-damage responses in stem cell and progenitor compartments...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971483/study-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-noncultured-extracted-follicular-outer-root-sheath-cell-suspension-transplantation-in-the-management-of-stable-vitiligo
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Pawan Kumar, Neetu Bhari, Manoj K Tembhre, Sujata Mohanty, Sudheer Arava, Vinod K Sharma, Somesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: Noncultured, extracted follicular outer root sheath suspension (NC-EHF-ORS-CS) is a recently introduced technique for the treatment of stable vitiligo. OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical efficacy of this technique and to determine the viability and cell composition of the suspension. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with stable vitiligo were included in this prospective study. Fifty follicles were extracted from occipital scalp and were incubated with trypsin-ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid to separate outer root sheath cells...
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927893/msx1-induced-neural-crest-like-reprogramming-promotes-melanoma%C3%A2-progression
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Markus V Heppt, Joshua X Wang, Denitsa M Hristova, Zhi Wei, Ling Li, Brianna Evans, Marilda Beqiri, Samir Zaman, Jie Zhang, Martin Irmler, Carola Berking, Robert Besch, Johannes Beckers, Frank J Rauscher, Rick A Sturm, David E Fisher, Meenhard Herlyn, Mizuho Fukunaga-Kalabis
Melanoma cells share many biological properties with neural crest stem cells. Here we show that the homeodomain transcription factor MSX1, which is significantly correlated with melanoma disease progression, reprograms melanocytes and melanoma cells toward a neural crest precursor-like state. MSX1-reprogrammed normal human melanocytes express the neural crest marker p75 and become multipotent. MSX1 induces a phenotypic switch in melanoma, which is characterized by an oncogenic transition from an E-cadherin-high nonmigratory state toward a ZEB1-high invasive state...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899502/melaleuca-quinquenervia-essential-oil-inhibits-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-induced-melanin-production-and-oxidative-stress-in-b16-melanoma-cells
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Wen-Wan Chao, Chia-Chi Su, Hsin-Yi Peng, Su-Tze Chou
BACKGROUND: Essential oils are odorous, volatile products of plant secondary metabolism, which are found in many leaves and stems. They show important biological activities, which account for the development of aromatherapy used in complementary and alternative medicine. The essential oil extracted from Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake (paperbark) (MQ-EO) has various functional properties. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the chemical composition of MQ-EO by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and evaluate its tyrosinase inhibitory activity...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887108/new-approach-for-the-derivation-of-melanocytes-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-ips-cells
#17
Tamihiro Kawakami, Tatsuro Okano, Sora Takeuchi, Kayoko Osumi, Yoshinao Soma, Munenari Itoh, Tomohisa Hirobe, Kowichi Jimbow
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have the ability to differentiate into multiple cell types in the body and have an unlimited growth potential. However, iPS cell-derived melanocytes produced by existing protocols have significant limitations in developing novel strategies for regenerative medicine and cell therapies of pigmentation disorders in humans, because they involve culture in media containing fetal bovine serum (FBS) and non-physiologic agents. In this study, we established a new in vitro approach to generate iPS cell-derived human melanocytes which have higher proliferation rates and increased melanin production compared to melanocytes prepared by previously reported approaches...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886268/implanted-hair-follicle-associated-pluripotent-hap-stem-cells-encapsulated-in-polyvinylidene-fluoride-membrane-cylinders-promote-effective-recovery-of-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Aiko Yamazaki, Kohya Obara, Natsuko Tohgi, Kyoumi Shirai, Sumiyuki Mii, Yuko Hamada, Nobuko Arakawa, Ryoichi Aki, Robert M Hoffman, Yasuyuki Amoh
Hair follicle-associated-pluripotent (HAP) stem cells are located in the bulge area of the hair follicle, express the stem-cell marker, nestin, and have been shown to differentiate to nerve cells, glial cells, keratinocytes, smooth muscle cells, cardiac muscle cells, and melanocytes. Transplanted HAP stem cells promote the recovery of peripheral nerve and spinal cord injuries and have the potential for heart regeneration as well. In the present study, we implanted mouse green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing HAP stem-cell spheres encapsulated in polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-membrane cylinders into the severed sciatic nerve of immunocompetent and immunocompromised (nude) mice...
October 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833600/clinicopathologic-features-and-pathogenesis-of-melanocytic-colonization-in-atypical-meningioma
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Mitra Dehghan Harati, Andrew Yu, Shino D Magaki, Mari Perez-Rosendahl, Kyuseok Im, Young K Park, Marvin Bergsneider, William H Yong
Only two prior cases of benign dendritic melanocytes colonizing a meningioma have been reported. We add a third case, describe clinicopathologic features shared by the three, and elucidate the risk factors for this very rare phenomenon. A 29 year-old Hispanic woman presented with headache and hydrocephalus. MRI showed a lobulated enhancing pineal region mass measuring 41 mm in greatest dimension. Subtotal resection of the mass demonstrated an atypical meningioma, WHO grade II, and the patient subsequently underwent radiotherapy...
August 18, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809777/pigmented-epithelioid-melanocytoma-pem-animal-type-melanoma-atm-quest-for-an-origin-report-of-one-unusual-case-indicating-follicular-origin-and-another-arising-in-an-intradermal-nevus
#20
Ashley Tarasen, J Andrew Carlson, M Kathryn Leonard, Glenn Merlino, David Kaetzel, Andrzej T Slominski
Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma (PEM) is a tumor encompassing epithelioid blue nevus of Carney complex (EBN of CNC) and was previously termed animal-type melanoma. Histologically PEMs are heavily pigmented spindled and epithelioid dermal melanocytic tumors with infiltrative borders, however, their origin remains unclear. Stem cells for the epidermis and hair follicle are located in the bulge area of the hair follicle with the potential to differentiate into multiple lineages. Multiple cutaneous carcinomas, including follicular cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (FSCC), are thought to arise from stem cells in the follicular bulge...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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