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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223235/interleukin-32-inflammation-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Jin Tae Hong, Dong Ju Son, Chong Kil Lee, Do-Young Yoon, Dong Hun Lee, Mi Hee Park
Interleukin-32 (IL-32) is a novel cytokine involved in inflammation and cancer development. IL-32 gene consists of eight small exons, and IL-32 mRNA has nine alternative spliced isoforms, and was thought to be secreted because it contains an internal signal sequence and lacks a transmembrane region. IL-32 is initially expressed selectively in activated T cells by mitogen and activated NK cells and their expression is strongly augmented by microbes, mitogens, and other cytokines. The IL-32 is induced mainly by pathogens and pro-inflammatory cytokines, but IL-32 is more prominent in immune cells than in non-immune tissues...
February 13, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216937/renal-cell-carcinoma-atypical-metastasis-to-inguinal-lymph-nodes
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Qamar Saeed Chaudhry, Tanweer Ahmed Naveed Bhatty, Ziauddin Khan, Elsawi Medani Osman
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common tumor of the urinary tract. It is known to have variable presentations due to the extremely vascular nature of the organ. RCC are known to metastasize to lungs, bone, and brain commonly but atypical metastasis to various sites are reported in literature but as very rare pathology. We report a case of a 60-year-old female who presented with multiple inguinal and axillary lymph node enlargements which on excision biopsy showed metastatic RCC. RCC can present with synchronous metastatic deposits in the various organs...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185412/differences-in-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-between-japanese-patients-after-kidney-transplantation-and-those-on-hemodialysis
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Toshio Takagi, Tsunenori Kondo, Masayoshi Okumi, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe
We compared the clinical features, pathological features, and prognoses of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) arising in the native kidney after kidney transplantation (RCC-transplant) or on hemodialysis (RCC-HD), and analyzed predictive factors for survival at a Japanese single institution. This cohort included 42 patients in the RCC-transplant group and 467 patients in the RCC-HD group. RCC-transplant patients were younger (53 years vs. 56 years, P = 0.0358) and had less frequent symptoms (12% vs...
February 10, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171700/utility-of-prospective-pathologic-evaluation-to-inform-clinical-genetic-testing-for-hereditary-leiomyomatosis-and-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ryan P Kopp, Kelly L Stratton, Emily Glogowski, Kasmintan A Schrader, Rohini Rau-Murthy, Paul Russo, Jonathan A Coleman, Kenneth Offit
BACKGROUND: Patients with hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (HLRCC) resulting from fumarate hydratase (FH) mutations may present with skin, uterine, and renal tumors, with each having unique pathologic features. This study investigated the association between prospectively identified suspicious pathology (SP) and FH mutations when patients were referred for genetic testing. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved cohort study of patients receiving FH testing from 2008 to 2013...
February 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160561/an-association-between-overexpression-of-dna-methyltransferase-3b4-and-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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You Liu, Liantao Sun, Peter Fong, Jie Yang, Zhuxia Zhang, Shuihui Yin, Shuyuan Jiang, Xiaolei Liu, Hongge Ju, Lihua Huang, Jing Bai, Kerui Gong, Shaochun Yan, Chunyang Zhang, Guo Shao
It is well known that abnormal DNA methylations occur frequently in kidney cancer. However, it remains unclear exactly which types of DNA methyltransferases (DNMT) contribute to the pathologies of kidney cancers. In order to determine the functions of DNA methyltransferase in kidney tumorigenesis on the molecular level, we examined the mRNA expression levels of DNMT1, DNMT3A, DNMT3B, and DNMT3B variants in renal cell carcinoma tissue. Both mRNA and protein levels of DNMT3B4, a splice variant of DNMT3B, were increased in renal cell carcinoma tissue compared with adjacent control tissues...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152270/challenge-of-fna-diagnosis-of-angiomyolipoma-a-study-of-33-cases
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Haijun Zhou, Ming Guo, Yun Gong
BACKGROUND: Angiomyolipoma (AML), typically composed of smooth muscle, vessels, and fat, is generally a benign tumor in the kidneys. However, it occasionally occurs in extrarenal sites and behaves like a malignant tumor. AML is uncommonly encountered in fine-needle aspiration (FNA) samples and can cause diagnostic difficulty. METHODS: We searched our pathology database for FNA cases diagnosed between 2003 and 2015 that were subsequently confirmed to be AML in the same lesion by surgical pathologic evaluation...
February 2, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134710/mortal-allies-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-noncommunicable-diseases
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Elizabeth S Mayne, Jaya A George
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: HIV-infected individuals have improved access to antiretroviral therapy. This has resulted in a shift in causes of mortality from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and malignancies. This review will look at the epidemiological shift, risk factors for the development of these diseases and examine some of the supporting laboratory diagnostic testing, which may be required. RECENT FINDINGS: Risk factors for the development of these diseases in HIV-infected patients include underlying genetic predisposition, lifestyle risk factors, chronic inflammation as a consequence of HIV infection, the presence and persistence of opportunistic infections and in some cases, highly active antiretroviral therapy, itself...
March 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133258/-a-rare-case-of-retroperitoneal-metastasis-from-ascending-colon-cancer-that-required-multimodal-treatment
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Marie Hanaoka, Shinichi Yamauchi, Akifumi Kikuchi, Michiyo Tokura, Megumi Ishiguro, Toshiaki Ishikawa, Masamichi Yasuno, Hiroyuki Uetake
A patient in his 70's underwent a right hemi-colectomy due to an ascending colon cancer in a previous hospital. The tumor had widely infiltrated the retroperitoneal space(pT3, pN0[0/12], pPM0, pDM0, pRM1, Stage II ). He was referred to our institute 1 month after primary surgery to receive chemotherapy for his residual tumor. Abdominal computed tomography (CT)showed a 24mm tumor in his retroperitoneal space before chemotherapy. After 4 cycles of mFOLFOX6 and panitumumab, the tumor partially responded, and after 7 cycles, he achieved a complete response(CR)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122196/in0523-urs-12-ene-3%C3%AE-24%C3%AE-diol-a-plant-based-derivative-of-boswellic-acid-protect-cisplatin-induced-urogenital-toxicity
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Amarinder Singh, S Arvinda, Surjeet Singh, Jyotsna Suri, Surinder Koul, Dilip M Mondhe, Gurdarshan Singh, Ram Vishwakarma
The limiting factor for the use of Cisplatin in the treatment of different type of cancers is its toxicity and more specifically urogenital toxicity. Oxidative stress is a well-known phenomenon associated with Cisplatin toxicity. However, in Cisplatin treated group, abnormal animal behavior, decreased body weight, cellular and sub-cellular changes in the kidney and sperm abnormality were observed. Our investigation revealed that Cisplatin when administered in combination with a natural product derivative (Urs-12-ene-3α,24β-diol, labeled as IN0523) resulted in significant restoration of body weight and protection against the pathological alteration caused by Cisplatin to kidney and testis...
March 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114406/identification-of-hpv-types-and-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-in-historical-long-term-preserved-formalin-fixed-tissues-in-different-human-organs
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Maja Hühns, Andreas Erbersdobler, Annette Obliers, Paula Röpenack
University anatomical-pathological collections represent huge sources of human tissues and preparations from a variety of different diseases. With the help of modern genetic and histological methods, preserved fixed tissues from pathological collections can be used to re-evaluate former diagnoses. We analysed 25 specimens from our pathological collection with ages ranging from 78 to 112 years. The tissues originated from the oral cavity, lip, tongue, lung, bone, kidney, spleen, thymus, larynx, lymph node, penis and uterine cervix with an original diagnosis of epithelial cancers or tuberculosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101821/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-patients-with-suspected-inherited-renal-cell-cancer-application-of-the-acmg-nsgc-genetic-referral-guidelines-to-patient-cohorts
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Hong Truong, Sarah E Hegarty, Leonard G Gomella, William K Kelly, Edouard J Trabulsi, Costas D Lallas, Veda N Giri
Patients with suspected hereditary renal cell cancer (RCC) are under-referred for genetic evaluation. Characterizing the prevalence and characteristics of suspected inherited RCC is a crucial step toward advancing personalized, genetically-based cancer risk management for patients and their families. To evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of suspected inherited RCC syndromes based on consensus criteria, we performed a cross-sectional analysis of patients with a diagnosis of RCC in SEER (2001-2011, n = 105,754) and in our institutional cancer registry (2004-2013, n = 998)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094201/diagnosing-urogenital-schistosomiasis-dealing-with-diminishing-returns
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REVIEW
Loc Le, Michael H Hsieh
Urogenital schistosomiasis, caused by Schistosoma haematobium, is the most prevalent form of schistosomiasis affecting humans, and can result in severe bladder, kidney, ureteral, and genital pathologies. Chronic infection with S. haematobium has been linked with bladder cancer and increased risk for HIV infection. As mass drug administration with praziquantel increases in an attempt to transition from control to elimination of schistosomiasis, the need for updated, more sensitive diagnostic tools becomes more apparent, especially for use in areas of low infection intensity and for individuals with light infections...
January 13, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089230/metastatic-fractures-of-long-limb-bones
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REVIEW
P Anract, D Biau, P Boudou-Rouquette
The diagnosis of pathological fracture should be considered routinely in patients with long limb-bone fractures. Investigations must be performed to establish the diagnosis of pathological fracture then to determine that the bone lesion is a metastasis. In over 85% of cases, the clinical evaluation combined with a detailed analysis of the radiographs is sufficient to determine that the fracture occurred at a tumour site. Aetiological investigations establish that the tumour is a metastasis. In some patients, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer antedates the fracture...
January 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081299/ultrasound-detection-of-regional-oxidative-stress-in-deep-tissues-using-novel-enzyme-loaded-nanoparticles
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Emilia S Olson, Inanc Ortac, Christopher Malone, Sadik Esener, Robert Mattrey
Oxidative stress is a powerful tool that is critical to immune mediated responses in healthy individuals, yet additionally plays a crucial role in development of cancer, inflammatory pathologies, and tissue ischemia. Despite this, there remain relatively few molecular tools to study oxidative stress, particularly in living mammals. To develop an intravenously injectable probe capable of labeling sites of oxidative stress in vivo, 200 nm catalase synthetic hollow enzyme loaded nanospheres (catSHELS) are designed and fabricated using a versatile enzyme nanoencapsulation method...
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063905/trichloroethylene-induced-formic-aciduria-in-the-male-c57-bl-6-mouse
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Edward A Lock, Paul Keane, Philip H Rowe, John R Foster, Daniel Antoine, Christopher M Morris
1, 1, 2-Trichloroethylene (TCE) is of environmental concern, due to evaporation while handling, chemical processing and leakage from chemical waste sites, leading to its contamination of ground water and air. For several decades there has been issues about possible long term health effects of TCE but recently the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the US Environmental Protection Agency classified TCE as a human carcinogen. Links having been established between occupational exposures and kidney cancer and possible links to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and liver cancer, but there is more still more to learn...
January 4, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041996/utilization-of-perioperative-systemic-chemotherapy-in-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Greg E Gin, Nora H Ruel, Steven V Kardos, John P Sfakianos, Edward Uchio, Clayton S Lau, Bertram E Yuh
INTRODUCTION: Evidence for the use of perioperative chemotherapy (PC) in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) is largely derived from level I evidence for invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB). There has been an increase in PC for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder, as it has disseminated into clinical practice. Therefore, we sought to not only analyze trends in the utilization of PC in UTUC, but also assess factors associated with its use in a large cancer registry database...
December 29, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039706/partial-versus-radical-nephrectomy-for-pt1a-renal-cancer-in-serbia
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Aleksandar Janicic, Uros Bumbasirevic, Tatjana Pekomezovic, Milica Cekerevac, Miodrag Acimovic, Zoran Dzamic, Cane Tulic
PURPOSE: To assess the treatment outcome of pT1a renal tumors, comparing overall survival (OS) in patients treated with radical nephrectomy (RN) and partial nephrectomy (PN), and to examine the rate of utilization of PN in a tertiary institution in Serbia. METHODS: Included were patients treated for pT1a kidney tumors with open RN or open PN during 1996-2013. The inclusion criterion was the pathological tumor stage T1a. Exclusion criteria were higher pathological stages, metastatic presentation, or imperative indications for partial nephrectomy...
November 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001329/fna-biopsy-of-secondary-nonlymphomatous-malignancies-in-salivary-glands-a-multi-institutional-study-of-184-cases
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He Wang, Raza S Hoda, William Faquin, Esther Diana Rossi, Nihar Hotchandani, Tianlin Sun, Marc Pusztaszeri, Tommaso Bizzarro, Massimo Bongiovanni, Viren Patel, Nirag Jhala, Guido Fadda, Yun Gong
BACKGROUND: Secondary malignancies of salivary glands (SMSGs) are among the most common malignant neoplasms to involve the salivary glands. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of SMSG can present diagnostic challenges. The current report presents the largest such FNAB series to date. METHODS: A search of the pathology database from 6 academic institutions identified 184 FNAB cases of nonlymphomatous SMSG. RESULTS: Of the 184 cases, 171 were of the parotid glands, and 13 were of the submandibular glands; 130 patients were men, and 54 were women, and the mean patient age at diagnosis was 68 years...
December 21, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999195/molecular-and-functional-evaluation-of-a-novel-hif-inhibitor-benzopyranyl-1-2-3-triazole-compound
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Kyunghye Park, Hye Eun Lee, Sun Hee Lee, Doohyun Lee, Taeho Lee, You Mie Lee
Hypoxia occurs in a variety of pathological events, including the formation of solid tumors. Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α is stabilized under hypoxic conditions and is a key molecule in tumor growth and angiogenesis. Seeking to develop novel cancer therapeutics, we investigated small molecules from our in-house chemical libraries to target HIF-1α. We employed a dual-luciferase assay that uses a luciferase (Luc) reporter vector harboring five copies of hypoxia-responsive element (HRE) in the promoter...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988430/kinin-receptors-key-regulators-of-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Rafael Cypriano Dutra
The central function of the immune system is to protect the host from environmental agents such as microbes or chemicals, thereby preserving the integrity of the body, and preventing the onset of illness and infection. Moreover, the immune system is constantly challenged to discriminate self vs. non-self and mediate the correct response, a phenomenon called self-tolerance. The failure of mechanisms responsible for self-tolerance and induction of an immune response against components of the self, induces autoimmunity and culminates however, in several autoimmune diseases...
February 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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