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Orvosi Hetilap
Authors: Katalin Koczok, Anna V. Oláh, Gabriella P. Szabó, Éva Oláh, Olga Török, and István Balogh

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A Smith–Lemli–Opitz-szindróma monogénes, autoszomális recesszív módon öröklődő, mentális retardációval járó többszörös malformatiós szindróma. A kórkép kialakulását a koleszterin-bioszintézis utolsó lépését katalizáló enzim, a 7-dehidrokoleszterin-reduktáz defektusa okozza. A szerzők a nemzetközi irodalom áttekintésével a szindróma patofiziológiájáról, epidemiológiai vonatkozásairól, klinikai megjelenéséről (tünetek, intellektus, fejlődés, életkori sajátosságok), diagnosztikájáról és kezeléséről adnak áttekintést. 2004 óta Magyarországon 14 beteg került felismerésre, amely a becsült incidenciaadatok alapján a kórkép jelentős aluldiagnosztizáltságára utal. A 7-dehidrokoleszterin-reduktáz enzim elégtelen működése miatt a vérben és a szövetekben alacsony koleszterin- és magas 7-dehidrokoleszterin-koncentráció mérhető, amely utóbbi kimutatása szükséges a diagnózis felállításához. Molekuláris genetikai vizsgálattal lehetséges a kóroki mutációk azonosítása és a praenatalis diagnosztika. A klinikai kép rendkívül változatos, a leggyakoribb tünet a 2–3. lábujjak kötőszövetes összenövése. A jelenlegi terápia a koleszterin pótlása, azonban a legújabb eredmények a 7-dehidrokoleszterinből keletkező oxidatív származékok kóroki szerepére utalnak, és ez a megfigyelés az antioxidánsok potenciális terápiás hatékonyságát veti fel. Orv. Hetil., 2015, 156(42), 1695–1702.

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Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
Authors: Á. Klein, Margit Kulcsár, Virág Krízsik, R. Mátics, P. Rudas, J. Török, and Gy. Huszenicza

The basic patterns of thyroid hormones [thyroxine (T4) and 3,3',5-triiodothyronine (T3)] and the T4 and T3 responses induced by thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) are reported in captive female barn owls (Tyto alba) during the non-breeding period. The main findings of the study, conducted on a total of 10 owls, are as follow: (1) The thyroid gland of barn owl can be stimulated by the classical TRH stimulation test. (2) T3 response was much more pronounced both under cold (around 10°C) and warm (around 20°C) conditions, whereas T4 response ranged so widely that we could not point out any significant change in it. (3) Basal T3 plasma level was significantly (p = 0.036) higher in birds exposed to cold temperature, and they responded to TRH treatment with a lower plasma T3 elevation than the birds kept in a warm chamber. This pattern, however, cannot be explained by increased food intake, but is in agreement with the fact that enhanced T3 level may account for higher avUCP mRNA expression, which results in higher heat production on the cell level. From the results it is concluded that altering T3 plasma level plays a significant role in cold-induced thermoregulation.

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Kidney neoplasms can occur after kidney transplantation in low percentage. In this report we delineate a rare case of neoplasm in the transplanted kidney detected on screening ultrasonographic examination. Due to the intercalyceal location of the tumor percutaneous radiofrequency ablation was planned with continuous cooling the collecting system avoiding the thermal damage. To the best of our knowledge this method has never been reported applying in transplanted kidney. The two-month CT follow-up verified no residual tumor and the kidney function remained in normal range during this period. These facts imply that the method can be safely applied.

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Physiology International
Authors: Zs. Sári, T. Kovács, T. Csonka, M. Török, É. Sebő, J. Toth, D. Tóth, E. Mikó, B. Kiss, D. Szeőcs, K. Uray, Zs. Karányi, I. Kovács, G. Méhes, P. Árkosy, and P. Bai

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Breast cancer is characterized by oncobiosis, the abnormal composition of the microbiome in neoplastic diseases. The biosynthetic capacity of the oncobiotic flora in breast cancer is suppressed, as suggested by metagenomic studies. The microbiome synthesizes a set of cytostatic and antimetastatic metabolites that are downregulated in breast cancer, including cadaverine, a microbiome metabolite with cytostatic properties. We set out to assess how the protein expression of constitutive lysine decarboxylase (LdcC), a key enzyme for cadaverine production, changes in the feces of human breast cancer patients (n = 35). We found that the fecal expression of Escherichia coli LdcC is downregulated in lobular cases as compared to invasive carcinoma of no special type (NST) cases. Lobular breast carcinoma is characterized by low or absent expression of E-cadherin. Fecal E. coli LdcC protein expression is downregulated in E-cadherin negative breast cancer cases as compared to positive ones. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis of LdcC expression in lobular and NST cases revealed that fecal E. coli LdcC protein expression might have predictive values. These data suggest that the oncobiotic transformation of the microbiome indeed leads to the downregulation of the production of cytostatic and antimetastatic metabolites. In E-cadherin negative lobular carcinoma that has a higher potential for metastasis formation, the protein levels of enzymes producing antimetastatic metabolites are downregulated. This finding represents a new route that renders lobular cases permissive for metastasis formation. Furthermore, our findings underline the role of oncobiosis in regulating metastasis formation in breast cancer.

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