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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633808/impact-of-mr-guided-boiling-histotripsy-in-distinct-murine-tumor-models
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Martijn Hoogenboom, Dylan C Eikelenboom, Renske J E van den Bijgaart, Arend Heerschap, Pieter Wesseling, Martijn H den Brok, Jurgen J Fütterer, Gosse J Adema
Interest in mechanical high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation is rapidly growing. Boiling histotripsy (BH) is applied for mechanical fragmentation of soft tissue into submicron fragments with limited temperature increase using the shock wave and cavitation effects of HIFU. Research on BH has been largely limited to ex vivo experiments. As a consequence, the in vivo pathology after BH treatment and the relation to preexistent tissue characteristics are not well understood. This study reports on in vivo MR guided BH treatment, either with 100 or 200 pulses per focal spot, in three different subcutaneous mouse tumor models: a soft-tissue melanoma (B16OVA), a compact growing thymoma (EL4), and a highly vascularized neuroblastoma (9464D)...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487766/malathion-increases-apoptotic-cell-death-by-inducing-lysosomal-membrane-permeabilization-in-n2a-neuroblastoma-cells-a-model-for-neurodegeneration-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ramu Venkatesan, Yong Un Park, Eunhee Ji, Eui-Ju Yeo, Sun Yeou Kim
Malathion is an organophosphate with severe neurotoxic effects. Upon acute exposure, malathion initially enhances cholinergic activity by inhibition of acetylcholinesterase, which is its major pathological mechanism. Malathion also induces non-cholinergic neuronal cell death in neurodegenerative conditions; the associated molecular mechanism is not well-characterized. To investigate the molecular mechanism of malathion-induced cell death, N2a mouse neuroblastoma cells were exposed to malathion and cell death-related parameters were examined...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481064/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-the-tumors-of-the-parotid-region-in-pediatrics-cohort
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R Oesterreich, J Udaquiola, P Lobos, J Moldes, D Liberto
INTRODUCTION: Parotid tumors are rare in children and usually have multiple differential diagnoses that require different diagnostic and treatment methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of all consecutive pediatric patients with parotid tumors that were treated in Pediatric Surgery Service of Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires. RESULTS: Twenty-two patients with parotid tumors were included and 72% (n=16) were female patients...
October 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467517/anti-cancer-stemness-and-anti-invasive-activity-of-bitter-taste-receptors-tas2r8-and-tas2r10-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells
#4
Yoona Seo, Yoo-Sun Kim, Kyung Eun Lee, Tai Hyun Park, Yuri Kim
Neuroblastoma (NB) originates from immature neuronal cells and currently has a poor clinical outcome. NB cells possess cancer stem cells (CSCs) characteristics that facilitate the initiation of a tumor, as well as its metastasis. Human bitter taste receptors, referred to as TAS2Rs, are one of five types of basic taste receptors and they belong to a family of G-protein coupled receptors. The recent finding that taste receptors are expressed in non-gustatory tissues suggest that they mediate additional functions distinct from taste perception...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451421/role-of-ras-mutation-status-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-cancer-treated-with-first-line-chemotherapy-based-on-fluoropyrimidines-and-oxaliplatin-with-or-without-bevavizumab-a-retrospective-analysis
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Javier Garde Noguera, Eloisa Jantus-Lewintre, Mireia Gil-Raga, Elena Evgenyeva, Sonia Maciá Escalante, Antonio Llombart-Cussac, Carlos Camps Herrero
The role of Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) and neuroblastoma RAS viral oncogene homolog (NRAS) mutations as negative predictors for anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapies in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) has been firmly established. However, whether the RAS mutation status plays a role as a biomarker for anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment remains controversial. Data from 93 CRC patients who received first-line cytotoxic chemotherapy with fluoropyrimidines and oxaliplatin, with or without bevacizumab, were analyzed...
March 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379899/isatin-inhibits-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cell-invasion-and-metastasis-through-mao-hif-1%C3%AE-cxcr4-signaling
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Wenyan Sun, Li Zhang, Lin Hou, Chuanxia Ju, Shengmin Zhao, Yaoyue Wei
Isatin was reported to possess anticancer activities through its effect on tumor proliferation, apoptosis, and metastasis in vitro and in vivo. This study aimed to elucidate the underlying mechanism behind isatin's ability to inhibit neuroblastoma cell metastasis. Our results demonstrated that isatin could inhibit neuroblastoma cell proliferation, invasion, and migration in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, isatin inhibited the expression level of monoamine oxidase A as well as that of its downstream protein hypoxia-inducible factor 1α...
July 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329979/imaging-of-neck-masses-in-the-neonate
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Amina Ben Salem, Abir Khalfalli, Saida Jerbi, Wissem Harzallah, Fatma-Zohra Chioukh, Chiraz Hafsa, Ines Mezhoud
INTRODUCTION: Neck masses occurring in the neonatal period and early infancy consist of vascular tumors, vascular malformations, benign and malignant soft tissue tumors and other developmental lesions. Although some lesions can be diagnosed on clinical grounds, others can only be diagnosed by imaging. Beyond diagnosis, imaging plays a significant role in evaluating the location and extent of a lesion for possible intervention. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clinical series descriptive study with a retrospective examination of neonates with masses of the neck...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303733/bi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-applied-to-obstetrics
#8
Lucia Manganaro, Valeria Vinci, Antonella Giancotti, Sandro Gerli, Denis A Cozzi, Teresa Pusiol, Michele Scialpi, Luca Roncati
Foetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an increasingly important role in the diagnosis of foetal abnormalities. Over the years, we have successfully applied bi-parametric MRI (bp-MRI) to the following obstetric conditions: (1) neurologic vascular diseases; (2) assessment of lung parenchyma maturation; (3) renal pathologies, such as polycystic kidney, suspected renal infarction, unilateral or bilateral renal agenesis; (4) placental pathologies, as twin-twin transfusion syndrome or placenta accreta; (5) benignant and malignant congenital tumours or cysts of the liver, such as haemangioendothelioma, hepatoblastoma or metastatic neuroblastoma, of the kidney (e...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259965/melatonin-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-sh-sy5y-human-neuroblastoma-cells-by-downregulation-of-vegf
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Alicia González, Alicia González-González, Carolina Alonso-González, Javier Menéndez-Menéndez, Carlos Martínez-Campa, Samuel Cos
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) produced from tumor cells plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis and neovascularization of neuroblastoma. Inhibition of VEGF secretion by tumor cells, as well as VEGF-regulated signaling in endothelial cells, are important to reduce the angiogenesis and growth of neuroblastoma. Since melatonin has anti-angiogenic effects in tumor cell lines, the aim of the present study was to study melatonin modulation of the pro-angiogenic effects of VEGF in neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y)...
April 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185577/artificial-neural-network-classifier-predicts-neuroblastoma-patients-outcome
#10
Davide Cangelosi, Simone Pelassa, Martina Morini, Massimo Conte, Maria Carla Bosco, Alessandra Eva, Angela Rita Sementa, Luigi Varesio
BACKGROUND: More than fifty percent of neuroblastoma (NB) patients with adverse prognosis do not benefit from treatment making the identification of new potential targets mandatory. Hypoxia is a condition of low oxygen tension, occurring in poorly vascularized tissues, which activates specific genes and contributes to the acquisition of the tumor aggressive phenotype. We defined a gene expression signature (NB-hypo), which measures the hypoxic status of the neuroblastoma tumor. We aimed at developing a classifier predicting neuroblastoma patients' outcome based on the assessment of the adverse effects of tumor hypoxia on the progression of the disease...
November 8, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111925/combination-of-bevacizumab-irinotecan-and-temozolomide-for-refractory-or-relapsed-neuroblastoma-results-of-a-phase-ii-study
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Shakeel Modak, Brian H Kushner, Ellen Basu, Stephen S Roberts, Nai-Kong V Cheung
BACKGROUND: The rationale for studying the combination of bevacizumab, irinotecan, and temozolomide (BIT) in neuroblastoma (NB) is based on the following: (i) vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression is associated with an aggressive phenotype, (ii) anti-VEGF antibody bevacizumab enhances irinotecan-mediated suppression of NB xenografts, (iii) bevacizumab safety has been established in pediatric phase I studies, and (iv) irinotecan + temozolomide (IT) is a standard salvage chemotherapy...
January 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072621/risk-stratification-of-pediatric-patients-with-neuroblastoma-using-volumetric-parameters-of-18f-fdg-and-18f-dopa-pet-ct
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Chia-Ju Liu, Meng-Yao Lu, Yen-Lin Liu, Chi-Lun Ko, Kuan-Yin Ko, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Yung-Li Yang, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Wen-Ming Hsu, Ruoh-Fang Yen
PURPOSE: This study determined the prognostic value of volumetric parameters derived from pretreatment F-FDG and F-DOPA PET/CT of neuroblastoma and their correlation with clinical and histopathologic features. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 25 children with neuroblastoma underwent pretreatment F-FDG and F-DOPA PET/CT within 4 weeks. The SUVmax of primary tumors on F-FDG and F-DOPA PET were recorded as SUVFDG and SUVDOPA, respectively. For volumetric parameters of primary tumors, 40% of SUVmax was used to generate volume of interest...
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942480/diagnostic-imaging-of-benign-and-malignant-neck-masses-in-children-a-pictorial-review
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REVIEW
Ruth Elizabeth Brown, Srikrishna Harave
Neck masses are frequently encountered in pediatric medicine, and can present a diagnostic dilemma for the clinicians involved. There are several means by which neck masses in children can be subdivided, for example by age at presentation, anatomical location including compartments and fascia of the neck, their classical appearance when imaged, or by etiology. When imaging children the clinicians must be mindful of radiation exposure and as such ultrasound (US) is often attempted first. Cross sectional imaging can be helpful for problem solving with CT being particularly useful for assessing the patient in more acute scenarios, for example when there is airway compromise...
October 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922668/dual-inhibition-using-cabozantinib-overcomes-hgf-met-signaling-mediated-resistance-to-pan-vegfr-inhibition-in-orthotopic-and-metastatic-neuroblastoma-tumors
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Estelle Daudigeos-Dubus, Ludivine Le Dret, Olivia Bawa, Paule Opolon, Albane Vievard, Irène Villa, Jacques Bosq, Gilles Vassal, Birgit Geoerger
MET is expressed on neuroblastoma cells and may trigger tumor growth, neoangiogenesis and metastasis. MET upregulation further represents an escape mechanism to various anticancer treatments including VEGF signaling inhibitors. We developed in vitro a resistance model to pan-VEGFR inhibition and explored the simultaneous inhibition of VEGFR and MET in neuroblastoma models in vitro and in vivo using cabozantinib, an inhibitor of the tyrosine kinases including VEGFR2, MET, AXL and RET. Resistance in IGR-N91-Luc neuroblastoma cells under continuous in vitro exposure pressure to VEGFR1-3 inhibition using axitinib was associated with HGF and p-ERK overexpression...
January 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861510/heterogeneous-uptake-of-nanoparticles-in-mouse-models-of-pediatric-high-risk-neuroblastoma
#15
Ketan B Ghaghada, Zbigniew A Starosolski, Anna Lakoma, Caterina Kaffes, Saurabh Agarwal, Khannan K Athreya, Jason Shohet, Eugene Kim, Ananth Annapragada
Liposomal chemotherapeutics are exemplified by DOXIL® are commonly used in adult cancers. While these agents exhibit improved safety profile compared to their free drug counterparts, their treatment response rates have been ~ 20%, often attributed to the heterogeneous intratumoral uptake and distribution of liposomal nanoparticles. Non-invasive and quantitative monitoring of the uptake and distribution of liposomal nanoparticles in solid tumors could allow for patient stratification and personalized cancer nanomedicine...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828922/idiopathic-unilateral-enlargement-of-the-extraocular-muscles-in-an-infant
#16
Yasha Modi, Benjamin Erickson, Isha Ranadive, Joshua Pasol, Sara Wester, Kara Cavuoto
A 6-month-old boy presented with a unilateral motility deficit of the right eye in all fields of gaze. Neuroimaging revealed unilateral enlargement of the medial, lateral, and inferior rectus muscles with sparing of the tendons. An evaluation for thyroid eye disease, idiopathic orbital inflammation, myositis, inflammatory and neoplastic infiltration of the muscle, vascular anomalies, and metastatic neuroblastoma was unrevealing. Biopsy of the muscle revealed normal architecture with an absence of inflammation, infiltration, or fibrosis...
November 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769056/nuclear-foxo3-predicts-adverse-clinical-outcome-and-promotes-tumor-angiogenesis-in-neuroblastoma
#17
Judith Hagenbuchner, Martina Rupp, Christina Salvador, Bernhard Meister, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, Thomas Müller, Kathrin Geiger, Consolato Sergi, Petra Obexer, Michael J Ausserlechner
Neuroblastoma is the most frequent, extracranial solid tumor in children with still poor prognosis in stage IV disease. In this study, we analyzed FOXO3-phosphorylation and cellular localization in tumor biopsies and determined the function of this homeostasis regulator in vitro and in vivo. FOXO3-phosphorylation at threonine-32 (T32) and nuclear localization in biopsies significantly correlated with stage IV disease. DNA-damaging drugs induced nuclear accumulation of FOXO3, which was associated with elevated T32-phosphorylation in stage IV-derived neuroblastoma cells, thereby reflecting the in situ results...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692178/the-calcium-sensing-receptor-in-health-and-disease
#18
G Díaz-Soto, A Rocher, C García-Rodríguez, L Núñez, C Villalobos
The extracellular calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a unique G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) activated by extracellular Ca(2+) and by other physiological cations including Mg(2+), amino acids, and polyamines. CaSR is the most important master controller of the extracellular Ca(2+) homeostatic system being expressed at high levels in the parathyroid gland, kidney, gut and bone, where it regulates parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion, vitamin D synthesis, and Ca(2+) absorption and resorption, respectively. Gain and loss of function mutations in the CaSR are responsible for severe disturbances in extracellular Ca(2+) metabolism...
2016: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669225/plgf-and-vegf-a-regulate-growth-of-high-risk-mycn-single-copy-neuroblastoma-xenografts-via-different-mechanisms
#19
Karin Zins, Daniel Kovatchki, Trevor Lucas, Dietmar Abraham
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid tumor of childhood and is a rapidly growing, highly-vascularized cancer. NBs frequently express angiogenic factors and high tumor angiogenesis has been associated with poor outcomes. Placental growth factor (PlGF) is an angiogenic protein belonging to the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family and is up-regulated mainly in pathologic conditions. Recently, PlGF was identified as a member of a gene expression signature characterizing highly malignant NB stem cells drawing attention as a potential therapeutic target in NB...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610342/history-of-the-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma-from-imaging-to-generating-a-differential-diagnosis
#20
REVIEW
Maria Gnarra, Gerald Behr, Alison Kitajewski, June K Wu, Sudha A Anupindi, Carrie J Shawber, Nick Zavras, Dimitrios Schizas, Chris Salakos, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
We aim to provide an up-to-date summary of infantile hepatic hemangioma (IHH) and its misnomers and to dialectically present the differential diagnosis of these rare entities of the liver. Eligible peer-reviewed articles on hepatic infantile hemangiomas, published between 2000 and 2015, were reviewed for this study. IHH is the most common hepatic vascular tumor in children. Once a liver mass is identified in an infant, the differential diagnosis ranges from vascular malformations to benign and malignant tumors including mesenchymal hamartoma, hepatoblastoma, metastatic neuroblastoma, so careful physical examination, imaging studies, and, if indicated, tumor markers and biopsy, are of pivotal importance to ascertain the correct diagnosis...
August 8, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
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