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  • Anlauf, Martin, et al. (författare)
  • Sporadic versus hereditary gastrinomas of the duodenum and pancreas : distinct clinico-pathological and epidemiological features.
  • 2006
  • Ingår i: World Journal of Gastroenterology. - 1007-9327 .- 2219-2840. ; 12:34, s. 5440-6
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Gastrinomas are defined as gastrin secreting tumors that are associated with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES). ZES is characterized by elevated fasting gastrin serum levels, positive secretin stimulation test and clinical symptoms such as recurrent peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease and occasional diarrhea. Genetically, nonhereditary (sporadic) gastrinomas are distinguished from hereditary gastrinomas, which are associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome. In general, duodenal gastrinomas are small and solitary if they are sporadic and multiple as well as hereditary. The sporadic gastrinomas occur in the duodenum or in the pancreas while the hereditary gastrinomas almost all occur in the duodenum. Our series of 77 sporadic duodenal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) includes 18 patients (23.4%) with gastrinomas and ZES. Of 535 sporadic NETs in the pancreas collected from the NET archives of the departments of pathology in Zurich, Switzerland, and Kiel, Germany, 24 patients (4.5%) suffered from sporadic pancreatic gastrinomas and ZES. These NETs have to be distinguished from tumors with immunohistochemical positivity for gastrin but without evidence of ZES. An additional 19 patients suffered from MEN1 and ZES. These patients showed exclusively duodenal gastrinomas, but not pancreatic gastrinomas. The prognosis of sporadic and MEN1-associated duodenal gastrinomas is better than that of pancreatic gastrinomas, since they progress slowly to liver metastasis. In summary, sporadic and MEN1-associated gastrinomas in the duodenum and pancreas show different clinico-pathological and genetic features. The incidence of sporadic duodenal gastrin-producing tumors is increasing, possibly due to optimized diagnostic procedures. In contrast, pancreatic MEN1-associated gastrinomas seem to be extremely rare. A considerable subset of tumors with immunohistochemical expression of gastrin but without evidence of ZES should be designated as functionally inactive NETs expressing gastrin, but not as gastrinomas.
  • Bräsen, Jan Hinrich, et al. (författare)
  • Extracellular superoxide dismutase accelerates endothelial recovery and inhibits in-stent restenosis in stented atherosclerotic Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic rabbit aorta
  • 2007
  • Ingår i: Journal of the American College of Cardiology. - : Elsevier BV. - 0735-1097 .- 1558-3597. ; 50:23, s. 2249-2253
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • This study examined whether local gene therapy with extracellular superoxide dismutase (EC-SOD) could inhibit in-stent restenosis in atherosclerotic Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic rabbits. Background Stenting causes an acute increase in superoxide anion production and oxidative stress; EC-SOD is a major component of antioxidative defense in blood vessels and has powerful cardioprotective effects in ischemic myocardium. Methods Endothelial denudation and stenting were done in 36 adult (15 to 18 months old) rabbits. Catheter-mediated intramural delivery of clinical good manufacturing practice-grade adenoviruses encoding rabbit EC-SOD were done simultaneously with stenting. Control animals received adenovirus-encoding nuclear-targeted β-galactosidase (AdLacZ). Circulating markers for oxidative stress (nonesterified 8-iso-prostaglandin F2 alpha) were measured. Analysis of 6-day, 28-day, and 90-day vessel histology, radical production, oxidation-specific epitopes, and expression studies were performed. Results The EC-SOD treatment reduced oxidant production in stented vessels compared with control vessels. Early systemic recovery of total SOD activity was observed in the treated rabbits. The EC-SOD significantly accelerated endothelial recovery (67.4% ± 10.8% vs. 24.2.1% ± 4.6% at 6 days, p < 0.05; 89.3% ± 3.7% vs. 45.1% ± 9.6% at 28 days, p < 0.05), and the beneficial effect involved increased proliferation of regenerating endothelium. The EC-SOD group showed a 61.3% lower (p < 0.05) neointimal formation at 28 days, with a similar, albeit nonsignificant trend at 90 days (1.20 ± 0.32 mm2 vs. 1.88 ± 0.24 mm2, p = 0.06). Conclusions The results suggest a central pathogenetic role of oxidation sensitive signaling processes in endothelial recovery and developing in-stent restenosis in atherosclerotic vessels. Local therapy against oxidative stress represents a promising therapeutic strategy in stent-induced vascular injury. Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase Accelerates Endothelial Recovery and Inhibits In-Stent Restenosis in Stented Atherosclerotic Watanabe Heritable Hyperlipidemic Rabbit Aorta Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Olli Leppänen, Matias Inkala, Tommi Heikura, Max Levin, Fabian Ahrens, Juha Rutanen, Hubertus Pietsch, David Bergqvist, Anna-Liisa Levonen, Samar Basu, Thomas Zeller, Günter Klöppel, Mikko O. Laukkanen, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala Percutaneous coronary interventions induce oxidative stress in vessels that already have compromised antioxidative defenses. Extracellular superoxide dismutase (EC-SOD) is a major antioxidant in healthy arteries, and exogenous EC-SOD confers powerful vasculoprotective and cardioprotective effects. However, the effects of EC-SOD therapy on stent-induced vascular injury have not been assessed. We present evidence showing that local therapy with EC-SOD, delivered using clinical-grade adenoviruses, attenuated tissue oxidant production, suppressed developing in-stent restenosis, and accelerated endothelial recovery.
  • Perren, Aurel, et al. (författare)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) : loss of one MEN1 allele in tumors and monohormonal endocrine cell clusters but not in islet hyperplasia of the pancreas.
  • 2007
  • Ingår i: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. - : The Endocrine Society. - 0021-972X .- 1945-7197. ; 92:3, s. 1118-28
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • CONTEXT: The occurrence of multiple small pancreatic endocrine tumors in patients suffering from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) represents a unique possibility to study early neoplasms and their potential precursor lesions. To date, it is unknown whether small islet-like endocrine cell clusters found in MEN1 patients are neoplastic or rather hyperplastic. It is also unclear whether microadenomas develop from islets.DESIGN: We hypothesized that monohormonal endocrine cell clusters observed in MEN1 patients are small neoplasms with loss of heterozygosity of the MEN1 locus. Using a technique combining fluorescence in situ hybridization of the MEN1 locus and the centromeric region of chromosome 11q with hormone immunostaining, we examined resection specimens from four MEN1 patients. We focused our investigations on the following: 1) typical microadenomas; 2) monohormonal endocrine cell clusters; 3) endocrine and exocrine structures entrapped in microadenomas; and 4) morphologically normal islets.RESULTS: Loss of one MEN1 allele was found in all 27 microadenomas and 19 of 20 (95%) monohormonal endocrine cell clusters. By contrast, it was absent in islets and ductal or acinar structures. Our results indicate that monohormonal endocrine cell clusters represent a minute form of microadenomas.CONCLUSION: The frequent presence of single nonneoplastic insulin cells in microadenomas and the occurrence of microadenomas in islets suggest an islet origin of microadenomas. Islet hyperplasia does not seem to be an obligatory stage in pancreatic MEN1-associated tumor development.
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