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  • Enblad, Malin, et al. (författare)
  • Importance of Absent Neoplastic Epithelium in Patients Treated With Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • 2016
  • Ingår i: Annals of Surgical Oncology. - 1068-9265 .- 1534-4681. ; 23:4, s. 1149-1156
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • The importance of absent neoplastic epithelium in specimens from cytoreductive surgery (CRS) is unknown. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and prognostic value of histopathology without neoplastic epithelium in patients treated with CRS and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Data were extracted from medical records and histopathology reports for patients treated with initial CRS and HIPEC at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, between 2004 and 2012. Patients with inoperable disease and patients undergoing palliative non-CRS surgery were excluded from the study. Patients lacking neoplastic epithelium in surgical specimens from CRS, with or without mucin, were classified as "neoplastic epithelium absent" (NEA), and patients with neoplastic epithelium were classified as "neoplastic epithelium present" (NEP). The study observed NEA in 78 of 353 patients (22 %). Mucin was found in 28 of the patients with NEA. For low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms and adenomas, the 5-year overall survival rate was 100 % for NEA and 84 % for NEP, and the 5-year recurrence-free survival rate was 100 % for NEA and 59 % for NEP. For appendiceal/colorectal adenocarcinomas (including tumors of the small intestine), the 5-year overall survival rate was 61 % for NEA and 38 % for NEP, and the 5-year recurrence-free survival rate was 60 % for NEA and 14 % for NEP. Carcinoembryonic antigen level, peritoneal cancer index, and completeness of the cytoreduction score were lower in patients with NEA. A substantial proportion of patients undergoing CRS and HIPEC have NEA. These patients have a favorable prognosis and a decreased risk of recurrence. Differences in patient selection can affect the proportion of NEA and hence explain differences in survival rates between reported series.
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  • Gremel, Gabriela, et al. (författare)
  • The human gastrointestinal tract-specific transcriptome and proteome as defined by RNA sequencing and antibody-based profiling.
  • 2015
  • Ingår i: Journal of gastroenterology. - 0944-1174 .- 1435-5922. ; 50:1, s. 46-57
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • BACKGROUND: The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is subdivided into different anatomical organs with many shared functions and characteristics, but also distinct differences. We have combined a genome-wide transcriptomics analysis with immunohistochemistry-based protein profiling to describe the gene and protein expression patterns that define the human GIT.METHODS: RNA sequencing data derived from stomach, duodenum, jejunum/ileum and colon specimens were compared to gene expression levels in 23 other normal human tissues analysed with the same method. Protein profiling based on immunohistochemistry and tissue microarrays was used to sub-localize the corresponding proteins with GIT-specific expression into sub-cellular compartments and cell types.RESULTS: Approximately 75 % of all human protein-coding genes were expressed in at least one of the GIT tissues. Only 51 genes showed enriched expression in either one of the GIT tissues and an additional 83 genes were enriched in two or more GIT tissues. The list of GIT-enriched genes with validated protein expression patterns included various well-known but also previously uncharacterised or poorly studied genes. For instance, the colon-enriched expression of NXPE family member 1 (NXPE1) was established, while NLR family, pyrin domain-containing 6 (NLRP6) expression was primarily found in the human small intestine.CONCLUSIONS: We have applied a genome-wide analysis based on transcriptomics and antibody-based protein profiling to identify genes that are expressed in a specific manner within the human GIT. These genes and proteins constitute important starting points for an improved understanding of the normal function and the different states of disease associated with the GIT.
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  • Klar, Joakim, et al. (författare)
  • Phenotypic expansion of visceral myopathy associated with ACTG2 tandem base substitution
  • 2015
  • Ingår i: European Journal of Human Genetics. - 1018-4813 .- 1476-5438. ; 23:12, s. 1679-1683
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Familial visceral myopathy (FVM) is a rare heritable and heterogeneous condition due to impaired smooth muscle function. We identified a family segregating 11 individuals with a spectrum of visceral symptoms involving the small intestine, colon, biliary tract, urinary tract and uterus. Whole-exome sequencing revealed a novel heterozygous tandem base substitution c.806_807delinsAA (p.(Gly269Glu)) in ACTG2, encoding smooth muscle actin γ-2, in affected family members. Variants in ACTG2 were recently identified in FVM with intestinal pseudo-obstruction as well as with the congenital megacystics-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome. In our family, eight affected members presented with severe complications from the biliary and/or the urinary tracts in addition to gastrointestinal pseudo-obstructions. Furthermore, all affected mothers had a history of assisted deliveries owing to poor progress during labor and weak uterine contractions. The variable involvement of multiple smooth muscle-dependent organs in our family, including the biliary tract and the uterus, add to the phenotypic spectrum associated with ACTG2 missense variants.
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  • Lampinen, Maria, et al. (författare)
  • Downregulated eosinophil activity in ulcerative colitis with concomitant primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • 2018
  • Ingår i: Journal of Leukocyte Biology. - WILEY. - 0741-5400 .- 1938-3673. ; 104:1, s. 173-183
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic bile duct inflammation strongly connected to ulcerative colitis (UC). PSC is associated with an increased risk of colon cancer, but the link between the intestinal and the bile duct inflammation is still unknown. Also, the involvement of intestinal immune cells in the pathogenesis of PSC remains to be determined. The eosinophil granulocyte is one of the immune cells implicated in the inflammatory process of ulcerative colitis. This study was performed to determine how the accumulation and activation of intestinal eosinophils may differ between UC with and without concomitant PSC, and how this may be influenced by the cytokine/chemokine profile of the intestinal compartment. Eosinophils from peripheral blood and multiple parts of the colon were analyzed by flow cytometry. The intestinal level of inflammatory mediators was assessed using a multiplex proximity extension assay and a quantitative immunoassay. We found that colonic eosinophils were more abundant in both UC and PSC-UC compared with controls, but that their expression of activation markers was significantly increased in UC only. The colonic level of pro-inflammatory cytokines was increased in active UC but not in PSC-UC. In conclusion, we show for the first time that eosinophil activation phenotype discriminates between UC and PSC-UC, and that this may depend on the local cytokine profile of the colonic mucosa. Lower expression of activation markers on eosinophils in UC with concomitant PSC may depend on the local protein profile of the colonic mucosa.
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  • Lampinen, Maria, et al. (författare)
  • High serum sCD40 and a distinct colonic T cell profile in ulcerative colitis associated with primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  • 2019
  • Ingår i: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. - 1873-9946 .- 1876-4479. ; 13:3, s. 341-350
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Background and aims: There is a strong association between primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and ulcerative colitis (UC), but the immunological link between the two diseases is obscure. We compared serum cytokine profiles of patients with PSC-UC and UC, and investigated a number of selected cytokines in colonic biopsy samples. We also assessed the presence and activation of T-cells in peripheral blood and colonic mucosa.Methods: Serum samples from 22 patients with PSC-UC, 28 patients with UC and 19 controls were analyzed by a proximity extension assay including 92 inflammatory cytokines. Biopsies from caecum, sigmoid colon and rectum were collected from the same patients. Quantitative analysis for IFN-γ, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, IL-17A/ E/F, IL-21, IL-22, IL-23 and IL-27 was carried out on tissue homogenates. T-cell phenotype was evaluated by flow cytometry.Results: By multivariate analysis we identified a cluster of serum cytokines with higher levels in PSC-UC, and sCD40 in particular was strongly associated to this patient group. In contrast, colonic cytokines were only modestly increased in PSC-UC, whereas several Th1, Th2 and Th17-associated cytokines were increased in UC. Patients with PSC-UC had increased colonic levels of CXCR3-positive CD8+ T-cells but fewer CD25-positive CD4+ T-cells. An increased CRTH2/CXCR3-quote indicated a predominance of Th-2 type CD4+ T-cells in UC-patients.Conclusions: Our study reveals different cytokine- and T-cell profiles in PSC-UC and UC, with higher systemic levels of cytokines in PSC-UC, and a more pronounced colonic inflammation in UC. Serum sCD40 could potentially be investigated as a marker for PSC in UC.
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  • Lampinen, Maria, et al. (författare)
  • High Serum sCD40 and a Distinct Colonic T Cell Profile in Ulcerative Colitis Associated With Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • 2019
  • Ingår i: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. - Oxford University Press. - 1873-9946 .- 1876-4479. ; 13:3, s. 341-350
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Background and Aims: There is a strong association between primary sclerosing cholangitis [PSC] and ulcerative colitis [UC], but the immunological link between the two diseases is obscure. We compared serum cytokine profiles of patients with PSC-UC and UC, and investigated a number of selected cytokines in colonic biopsy samples. We also assessed the presence and activation of T cells in peripheral blood and colonic mucosa.Methods: Serum samples from 22 patients with PSC-UC, 28 patients with UC, and 19 controls were analysed by a proximity extension assay including 92 inflammatory cytokines. Biopsies from caecum, sigmoid colon, and rectum were collected from the same patients. Quantitative analysis for IFN-, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, IL-17A/ E/F, IL-21, IL-22, IL-23, and IL-27 was carried out on tissue homogenates. T cell phenotype was evaluated by flow cytometry.Results: By multivariate analysis we identified a cluster of serum cytokines with higher levels in PSC-UC, and sCD40 in particular was strongly associated with this patient group. In contrast, colonic cytokines were only modestly increased in PSC-UC, whereas several Th1-, Th2-, and Th17-associated cytokines were increased in UC. Patients with PSC-UC had increased colonic levels of CXCR3-positive CD8(+) T cells but fewer CD25-positive CD4(+) T cells. An increased CRTH2/CXCR3-quote indicated a predominance of Th-2 type CD4(+) T cells in UC patients.Conclusions: Our study reveals different cytokine profiles and T cell profiles in PSC-UC and UC, with higher systemic levels of cytokines in PSC-UC, and a more pronounced colonic inflammation in UC. Serum sCD40 could potentially be investigated as a marker for PSC in UC.
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  • Markasz, Laszlo, et al. (författare)
  • Diminished DEFA6 Expression in Paneth Cells Is Associated with Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • 2018
  • Ingår i: Gastroenterology Research and Practice. - Hindawi Publishing Corporation. - 1687-6121 .- 1687-630X.
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Background. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in premature infants with a high morbidity and mortality. Paneth cell dysfunction has been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of NEC. Defensin alpha-6 (DEFA6) is a specific marker for Paneth cells acting as part of the innate immunity in the human intestines. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of DEFA6 in infants with NEC. Materials and Methods. Infants who underwent bowel resection for NEC at level III NICU in Sweden between August 2004 and September 2013 were eligible for the study. Macroscopically vital tissues were selected for histopathological evaluation. All infants in the control group underwent laparotomy and had ileostomy due to dysmotility, and samples were taken from the site of the stoma. DEFA6 expression was studied by immunohistochemistry. Digital image analysis was used for an objective and precise description of the samples. Results. A total of 12 infants were included in the study, eight with NEC and four controls. The tissue samples were taken from the colon (n = 1), jejunum (n = 1), and ileum (n = 10). Both the NEC and control groups consisted of extremely premature and term infants (control group: 25-40 gestational weeks, NEC group: 23-39 gestational weeks). The postnatal age at the time of surgery varied in both groups (control group: 4-47 days, NEC group: 4-50 days). DEFA6 expression in the NEC group was significantly lower than that in the control group and did not correlate with gestational age. Conclusion. The diminished DEFA6 expression in Paneth cells associated with NEC in this study supports the hypothesis that alpha-defensins are involved in the pathophysiology of NEC. Future studies are needed to elucidate the role of alpha-defensins in NEC aiming at finding preventive and therapeutic strategies against NEC.
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  • Nordling, Sofia, et al. (författare)
  • Enhanced protection of the renal vascular endothelium improves early outcome in kidney transplantation Preclinical investigations in pig and mouse
  • 2018
  • Ingår i: Scientific Reports. - Nature Publishing Group. - 2045-2322 .- 2045-2322. ; 8
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Ischemia reperfusion injury is one of the major complications responsible for delayed graft function in kidney transplantation. Applications to reduce reperfusion injury are essential due to the widespread use of kidneys from deceased organ donors where the risk for delayed graft function is especially prominent. We have recently shown that coating of inflamed or damaged endothelial cells with a unique heparin conjugate reduces thrombosis and leukocyte recruitment. In this study we evaluated the binding capacity of the heparin conjugate to cultured human endothelial cells, to kidneys from brain-dead porcine donors, and to murine kidneys during static cold storage. The heparin conjugate was able to stably bind cultured endothelial cells with high avidity, and to the renal vasculature of explanted kidneys from pigs and mice. Treatment of murine kidneys prior to transplantation reduced platelet deposition and leukocyte infiltration 24 hours post-transplantation, and significantly improved graft function. The present study thus shows the benefits of enhanced protection of the renal vasculature during cold storage, whereby increasing the antithrombotic and anti-adhesive properties of the vascular endothelium yields improved renal function early after transplantation.
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  • Rönnblom, Anders, et al. (författare)
  • Celiac disease, collagenous sprue and microscopic colitis in IBD. Observations from a population-based cohort of IBD (ICURE)
  • 2015
  • Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. - 0036-5521 .- 1502-7708. ; 50:10, s. 1234-1240
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Objective. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), microscopic colitis and celiac disease are all diseases with worldwide distribution and increased incidence has been reported from many areas. There is a shortage of studies investigating the occurrence of these diseases in the same individual and whether those affected demonstrate any particular phenotype. The aim of the study was to describe the concomitant incidence of microscopic colitis and celiac disease in a population-based IBD cohort. Methods. All 790 individuals in a prospective population-based cohort included 2005-09 from Uppsala region, Sweden, were reviewed regarding the appearance of microscopic or celiac disease before or after IBD diagnosis. Results. Fifty percent (396/790) of the patients had been examined for the possibility of celiac disease. Seventeen patients with celiac disease were found, representing 2.2% of the cohort. Patients with celiac disease were younger compared to the non-celiac patients and those with colitis had more often an extensive inflammation of the colon. Seventy-one percent (12/17) were women. The majority of the patients were diagnosed with celiac disease before IBD. Five patients with IBD had an earlier diagnosis of microscopic colitis or developed it after the IBD diagnosis. One teenager developed collagenous sprue, misinterpreted as a severe relapse of ulcerative colitis (UC) resulting in colectomy. Conclusions. The risk for celiac disease seems not to be increased in IBD, but those affected by both diseases seem to be predominantly women with extensive UC. There is a potential association between microscopic colitis and IBD.
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