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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537695/robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-excision-of-a-retroperitoneal-ganglioneuroma
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Lucas Medeiros Burttet, Fernando Jahn da Silva Abreu, Gabrielle Aguiar Varaschin, Brasil Silva, Milton Berger
INTRODUCTION: Ganglioneuromas are rare benign neoplasms of the sympathetic nervous system. We describe the case of an incidentally found ganglioneuroma in a woman. To our knowledge this is the first described case of robotic excision of a retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma. CASE: A 41-year-old female had an incidental retroperitoneal mass found during a routine US. CT scan and MRI showed an 8.3cm homogeneous mass, adjacent to left kidney upper pole, with peripheral contrast enhancement...
May 23, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530155/an-oncolytic-adenovirus-encoding-decorin-and-gm-csf-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-a-colorectal-tumor-model-by-targeting-pro-tumorigenic-signals-and-via-immune-activation
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Zhao Liu, Yuefeng Yang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Hao Wang, Weidong Xu, Hua Wang, FengJun Xiao, Zhigang Bai, Hongwei Yao, Xuemei Ma, Lan Jin, Chu-Tse Wu, Prem Seth, Zhongtao Zhang, Lisheng Wang
In advanced and metastatic stages of colorectal cancer (CRC), reduced sensitivity to conventional strategies is still a major obstacle to successful treatments. Decorin is an important regulator in the development and progression of various cancers. To examine if CRC patients have altered decorin levels, expression of decorin and its target genes, Met and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) were analyzed in their tumors. Compared to normal tissues, decorin expression was reduced in CRC patients' tumors, while, there were increased Met and VEGFA levels...
May 20, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529630/spectroscopic-photoacoustic-molecular-imaging-of-breast-cancer-using-a-b7-h3-targeted-icg-contrast-agent
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Katheryne E Wilson, Sunitha V Bachawal, Lotfi Abou-Elkacem, Kristen Jensen, Steven Machtaler, Lu Tian, Jürgen K Willmann
Purpose: Breast cancer imaging methods lack diagnostic accuracy, in particular for patients with dense breast tissue, and improved techniques are critically needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate antibody-indocyanine green (ICG) conjugates, which undergo dynamic absorption spectrum shifts after cellular endocytosis and degradation, and spectroscopic photoacoustic (sPA) imaging to differentiate normal breast tissue from breast cancer by imaging B7-H3, a novel breast cancer associated molecular target...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529579/expression-and-correlation-analysis-of-regiv-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-vegf-a-and-vegf-c-in-metastatic-spinal-tumors
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Shuquan Zhang, Guanjie Zhao, Yi Zhao, Rui Gu, Chuangang Peng, Zhe Pu, Minfei Wu
The expression and correlation analysis of the regenerating gene family member 4 (RegIV) and vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF-A and VEGF-C) in metastatic spinal tumors were studied. Fifteen patients with metastatic spinal tumors who underwent operation in our hospital from January 2011 to January 2013 were selected into this study. The expression level of tumor tissues in patients with spinal metastasis and RegIV, VEGF-A and VEGF-C of the corresponding paracancer normal tissue samples were evaluated by immunohistochemical staining method and the correlation between the expression of RegIV, VEGF-A and VEGF-C was analyzed...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529281/the-expression-and-significance-of-the-hoxa7-gene-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Xiaofeng Duan, Hao Chen, Hong Ma, Yufeng Song
The aim of this study was to examine the expression of HOXA7 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and its correlation with clinical features. Sixty tissue specimens were collected from 60 OSCC patients who underwent surgical treatment at the Stomatological Hospital affiliated to Guizhou Medical University. Sixty specimens of normal oral tissue were also collected from 60 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Expression of HOXA7 was assessed by real time polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527400/effects-of-combretastatin-a-4-phosphate-on-canine-normal-and-tumor-tissue-derived-endothelial-cells
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Yusuke Izumi, Keisuke Aoshima, Yuki Hoshino, Satoshi Takagi
Combretastatin A-4 phosphate (CA4P) selectively blocks tumor blood flow. However, the detailed mechanisms through which CA4P specifically affects tumor blood vessels are not well understood. Recent reports revealed that tumor tissue-derived endothelial cells (TECs) have various specific features in comparison with normal tissue-derived endothelial cells (NECs). Thus, abnormalities in TECs may be involved in the selective vascular blockade mechanism of CA4P. In this study, we evaluated the effects of CA4P on canine NECs and TECs using confocal microscopy...
May 13, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526809/tumor-cell-specific-aim2-regulates-growth-and-invasion-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mehdi Farshchian, Liisa Nissinen, Elina Siljamäki, Pilvi Riihilä, Minna Piipponen, Atte Kivisaari, Markku Kallajoki, Reidar Grénman, Juha Peltonen, Sirkku Peltonen, Koen D Quint, Jan Nico Bouwes Bavinck, Veli-Matti Kähäri
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the most common metastatic skin cancer. Inflammation is a typical feature in cSCC progression. Analysis of the expression of inflammasome components in cSCC cell lines and normal human epidermal keratinocytes revealed upregulation of the expression of AIM2 mRNA and protein in cSCC cells. Elevated levels of AIM2 mRNA were noted in cSCCs in vivo compared with normal skin. Strong and moderate tumor cell specific expression of AIM2 was detected with immunohistochemistry (IHC) in sporadic human cSCCs in vivo, whereas expression of AIM2 was moderate in cSCC in situ (cSCCIS) and low or absent in actinic keratosis (AK) and normal skin...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523294/autophagy-in-aging-and-disease
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Mădălina Fîlfan, Raluca Elena Sandu, Alexandra Daniela Zăvăleanu, Andrei GreşiŢă, Daniela Gabriela Glăvan, Denissa Greta Olaru, Aurel Popa-Wagner
Autophagy is a catabolic degradation system used to destroy and recycle the unnecessary or damaged components of a cell. Autophagy is present at a basal level in all mammals and is regulated by some conditions, such as oxidative stress, starvation or hypoxia. In aged tissues, increased but also decreased expression of autophagy-specific proteins, Beclin 1, LC3, Atg5 and Atg7 has been reported. Likewise, it could be shown that the lifespan of yeast, nematodes and flies is prolonged by pharmacologically stimulated autophagy using exogenous administered spermidine...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523289/core-canonical-pathways-involved-in-developing-human-glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm
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Somiranjan Ghosh, Sisir Dutta, Gabriel Thorne, Ava Boston, Alexis Barfield, Narendra Banerjee, Rayshawn Walker, Hirendra Nath Banerjee
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and aggressive type of the primary brain tumors with pathologic hallmarks of necrosis and vascular proliferation. The diagnosis of GBM is currently mostly based on histological examination of brain tumor tissues, after radiological characterization and surgical biopsy. The ability to characterize tumors comprehensively at the molecular level raises the possibility that diagnosis can be made based on molecular profiling with or without histological examination, rather than solely on histological phenotype...
February 2017: Int J Sci Res Sci Eng Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520518/arrested-development-infantile-hemangioma-and-the-stem-cell-teratogenic-hypothesis
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Shaghayegh Harbi, Hannah Park, Michael Gregory, Peter Lopez, Luis Chiriboga, Paolo Mignatti
BACKGROUND: Early-life programming is defined by the adaptive changes made by the fetus in response to an adverse in utero environment. Infantile hemangioma (IH), a vascular anomaly, is the most common tumor of infancy. Here we take IH as the tumor model to propose the stem cell teratogenic hypothesis of tumorigenesis and the potential involvement of the immune system. OBJECTIVES: Teratogenic agents include chemicals, heavy metals, pathogens, and ionizing radiation...
May 18, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516072/bevacizumab-in-recurrent-glioma-patterns-of-treatment-failure-and-implications
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REVIEW
Yi Li, Saad Ali, Jennifer Clarke, Soonmee Cha
Glioblastoma, the most common primary malignant brain tumor in adults, is highly aggressive and associated with a poor prognosis. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, has increasingly been used in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma. It has achieved excellent rates of radiographic response, but most patients will progress after only a few months. Upon recurrence, tumors may not enhance, secondary to vascular normalization. We describe four patterns of radiographic progression commonly associated with Bevacizumab failure: 1) Distant enhancing tumor, 2) Local tumor progression without enhancement, 3) Diffuse gliomatosis-like infiltration, and 4) Local or multifocal progression, with enhancement...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514684/cd4-t-cell-activation-and-vascular-normalization-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
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Michele De Palma, Rakesh K Jain
Normalization of tumor blood vessels enhances the infiltration and functions of T cells. Tian et al. (2017) report that effector CD4(+) T cells, in turn, support vascular normalization, highlighting intertwined roles for blood vessels and T cells in cancer.
May 16, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512258/clinicopathological-prognostic-and-predictive-value-of-cd166-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Susu Han, Wei Yang, Shaoqi Zong, Hongjia Li, Shanshan Liu, Wen Li, Qi Shi, Fenggang Hou
CD166 has been identified as an important cancer stem cell (CSC) marker in colorectal cancer (CRC). The purpose of our study was to investigate the relationship between CD166 expression and clinical features and to examine the role of CD166 expression on the survival of patients with CRC. A total of 15 studies with 3,332 cases were identified in this meta-analysis. The pooled OR indicated that CD166 expression was significantly higher in CRC than in colonic adenomas or normal colonic mucosa (OR = 3.48, P = 0...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511963/sirna-targeting-net1-reduces-the-angiogenesis-and-tumor-growth-of-in-vivo-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-through-vegf-down-regulation
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Yuting Zhang, Pei Xia, Wenhui Zhang, Min Yan, Xiujuan Xiong, Weiwei Yu, Enlin Song
Net1, a guanine nucleotide exchange factor, is implicated in cancer cell invasion through activation of RhoA. However, there is still no report on the association between Net1 and cancer angiogenesis. The current study was designed to explore the roles of Net1 in the angiogenesis of cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) and further observe the effects of Net1 siRNA on the tumor growth. Net1 was overexpressed in CSCC samples (n=80), correlated to the cancer microvessel density (MVD, r=0.223, P=.026) and related to aggressive clinical behaviors, including depth of cervical wall invasion (P=...
May 13, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511486/a-review-on-detection-and-treatment-methods-of-sleep-apnea
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REVIEW
Rajeswari Jayaraj, Jagannath Mohan, Adalarasu Kanagasabai
This paper presents a review on detection and treatment methods of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is the most common type of breathing-related sleep disorder. It manifests in a variety of behaviours from teeth grinding to night terrors as involuntary night-time events. The most common sleep disorders are narcolepsy, hypersomnia, sleep talking, sleep walking, and bedwetting. Sleep apnea (somnipathy) is a serious sleep disorder that pauses breathing while sleeping. Breathing pauses occur 30 times or more during sleep and it lasts for few seconds to minutes, when normal breathing starts after this pause...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508297/adaptation-to-stochastic-temporal-variations-in-intratumoral-blood-flow-the-warburg-effect-as-a-bet-hedging-strategy
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Curtis A Gravenmier, Miriam Siddique, Robert A Gatenby
While most cancers promote ingrowth of host blood vessels, the resulting vascular network usually fails to develop a mature organization, resulting in abnormal vascular dynamics with stochastic variations that include slowing, cessation, and even reversal of flow. Thus, substantial spatial and temporal variations in oxygen concentration are commonly observed in most cancers. Cancer cells, like all living systems, are subject to Darwinian dynamics such that their survival and proliferation are dependent on developing optimal phenotypic adaptations to local environmental conditions...
May 15, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507622/prognostic-value-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-in-the-prediction-of-the-tumor-aggressiveness-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Fahredin Veselaj, Suzana Manxhuka-Kerliu, Arber Neziri, Labinot Shahini, Shefki Xharra, Liridon Selmani, Lloreta Kerliu, Floren Kavaja
BACKGROUND: Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) is the most predominant renal tumour with unpredictable tumour behaviour. The aim of the study is to investigate the prognostic value of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) expression in CCRCC and to correlate it with other histological parameters as well as with patient's survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Tumour blocks were taken from 40 patients with histopathology diagnosis of CCRCC and tissue block from 20 normal kidneys as a control group were examined using the immuno-histochemical staining for VEGF-A...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498607/human-hepatocellular-carcinomas-with-a-periportal-phenotype-have-the-lowest-potential-for-early-recurrence-after-curative-resection
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Romain Désert, Florian Rohart, Frédéric Canal, Marie Sicard, Mireille Desille, Stéphanie Renaud, Bruno Turlin, Pascale Bellaud, Christine Perret, Bruno Clément, Kim-Anh Lê Cao, Orlando Musso
Hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) exhibit a diversity of molecular phenotypes, raising major challenges in clinical management. HCCs detected by surveillance programs at an early stage are candidates for potentially curative therapies (local ablation, resection or transplantation). In the long term, transplantation provides the lowest recurrence rates. Treatment allocation is based on tumor number, size, vascular invasion, performance status, functional liver reserve and on the prediction of early (< 2 years) recurrence, which reflects the intrinsic aggressiveness of the tumor...
May 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497392/xuebijing-injection-increases-early-survival-rate-by-alleviating-pulmonary-vasopermeability-in-rats-subjected-to-severe-burns
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Yue-Long Dai, Jing-Yuan Li, Hui-Ying Bai, Si Liu, Yong-Qi Dou, Sen Hu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of Xuebijing Injection (, XBJ) on survival rate and pulmonary vasopermeability in a rat model of severe scald injury. METHODS: Rats were divided into two experiments: experiment 1 was monitored for 12 h post-injury for survival analysis after severe burns; in experiment 2, rats were killed for determination of pulmonary vascular permeability and pro-inflflammatory mediators. In both experiments, rats were subject to third-degree 50% total body surface area (TBSA) burns or sham injury followed by XBJ or normal saline (NS) treatment...
May 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489706/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-congenital-simple-hamartoma-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Parnian Arjmand, Elizabeth B Elimimian, Emil A T Say, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: To describe the optical coherence tomography angiography features of congenital simple hamartoma of the retinal pigment epithelium. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 14-year-old boy was referred for an asymptomatic fundus tumor in the left eye. Visual acuity was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left eye. The right fundus was normal. The left fundus disclosed a gray-white nodular retinal mass of 2-mm diameter in the juxtafoveal region, protruding into the vitreous cavity and causing radial retinal folds...
May 9, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
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