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  1. Acanthosis Nigricans

    ... serious underlying medical condition that is causing the acanthosis nigricans. Treatments Your Physician May Prescribe The doctor will certainly ... tretinoin, tazarotene, or adapalene For more severe, stubborn acanthosis nigricans, oral treatments may include: Dietary fish oils Isotretinoin, a very ...

  2. Topical tretinoin in acanthosis nigricans

    Lahiri Koushik

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available Efficacy of topical tretinoin was assessed in 30 cases of idiopathic acanthosis nigricans which were recalcitrant to conventional modalities of treatment. Topical tretinoin once at night application was found to be very effective both clinically and histologically.

  3. Topical tretinoin in acanthosis nigricans

    Lahiri Koushik; Malakar Subrata

    1996-01-01

    Efficacy of topical tretinoin was assessed in 30 cases of idiopathic acanthosis nigricans which were recalcitrant to conventional modalities of treatment. Topical tretinoin once at night application was found to be very effective both clinically and histologically.

  4. An approach to acanthosis nigricans

    Meghana Madhukar Phiske

    2014-01-01

    Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is characterized by dark, coarse and thickened skin with a velvety texture, being symmetrically distributed on the neck, the axillae, antecubital and popliteal fossae, and groin folds, histopathologically characterized by papillomatosis and hyperkeratosis of the skin. A high prevalence of AN has been observed recently. Different varieties of AN include benign, obesity associated, syndromic, malignant, acral, unilateral, medication-induced and mixed AN. Diagnosis is l...

  5. An approach to acanthosis nigricans

    Meghana Madhukar Phiske

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Acanthosis nigricans (AN is characterized by dark, coarse and thickened skin with a velvety texture, being symmetrically distributed on the neck, the axillae, antecubital and popliteal fossae, and groin folds, histopathologically characterized by papillomatosis and hyperkeratosis of the skin. A high prevalence of AN has been observed recently. Different varieties of AN include benign, obesity associated, syndromic, malignant, acral, unilateral, medication-induced and mixed AN. Diagnosis is largely clinical with histopathology needed only for confirmation. Other investigations needed are fasting lipoprotein profile, fasting glucose, fasting insulin, hemoglobin and alanine aminotransferase for obesity associated AN and radiological investigations (plain radiography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging/computerized tomography for malignancy associated AN. The most common treatment modalities include retinoids and metformin.

  6. An approach to acanthosis nigricans.

    Phiske, Meghana Madhukar

    2014-07-01

    Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is characterized by dark, coarse and thickened skin with a velvety texture, being symmetrically distributed on the neck, the axillae, antecubital and popliteal fossae, and groin folds, histopathologically characterized by papillomatosis and hyperkeratosis of the skin. A high prevalence of AN has been observed recently. Different varieties of AN include benign, obesity associated, syndromic, malignant, acral, unilateral, medication-induced and mixed AN. Diagnosis is largely clinical with histopathology needed only for confirmation. Other investigations needed are fasting lipoprotein profile, fasting glucose, fasting insulin, hemoglobin and alanine aminotransferase for obesity associated AN and radiological investigations (plain radiography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging/computerized tomography) for malignancy associated AN. The most common treatment modalities include retinoids and metformin. PMID:25165638

  7. Malignant acanthosis nigricans: an early diagnostic clue

    Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is characterized by velvety, hyper pigmented, verrucosus, symmetric and occasionally pruritic plaques along with papillomatous lesions which have a special predilection for neck, axillae, groin, umbilicu and mucosal regions. Rarely, it presents as a para neoplastic syndrome and prompts a thorough search for an internal malignancy. We present here a case of malignant acanthosis nigricans seen in an elderly patient who was found to have underlying adenocarcinoma of the lower end of esophagus. After diagnosing associated malignancy, he was referred for further evaluation and subsequent surgical resection of tumour. (author)

  8. Acanthosis nigricans during treatment with aripiprazole.

    Manu, Peter; Al-Dhaher, Zainab; Dargani, Navin; Correll, Christoph U

    2014-01-01

    Aripiprazole is typically regarded as a metabolically sparing agent, in contrast to other second-generation antipsychotics, which are widely known to lead to weight gain and increase the cardiometabolic risk. We report for the first time the emergence of Acanthosis nigricans, a dermatological correlate of insulin resistance, during treatment with aripiprazole in an adolescent with a family history of diabetes mellitus. PMID:23011171

  9. Hyperandrogenism-Insulin Resistance-Acanthosis Nigricans Syndrome

    Dédjan, A. H.; A. Chadli; El Aziz, S.; Farouqi, A.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction. Female hyperandrogenism is a frequent motive of consultation. It is revealed by hirsutism, acne or seborrhea, and disorders in menstruation cycle combined or not with virilisation signs. Several etiologies are incriminated but the hyperandrogenism-insulin resistance-acanthosis nigricans syndrome is rare. Observation. A 20-year-old girl, having had a five-year-old secondary amenorrhea. The exam revealed a patient, normotensive with a body mass index at 30 kg/m2 and a waist measur...

  10. Extensive segmental acanthosis nigricans form of epidermal nevus.

    Waal, A.C. de; van Rossum, M. M.; Bovenschen, H.J.

    2010-01-01

    Eight cases of the acanthosis nigricans form of epidermal nevus have been described in literature. The present case is impressive and has an extensive segmental distribution. Although etiological factors, such as mutations in the FGFR3 gene, are becoming recognized, treatment options remain limited. We present a case of a 14-year-old male with multiple hyperpigmented, hyperkeratotic plaques on the upper body, axillae, and groin with a segmental distribution following Blaschko lines. Histopath...

  11. Malignant acanthosis nigricans associated with prostate cancer: a case report

    KUBICKA-WOŁKOWSKA, JOANNA; Dębska-Szmich, Sylwia; LISIK-HABIB, MAJA; Noweta, Marcin; Potemski, Piotr

    2014-01-01

    Background Acanthosis nigricans is characterized by hyperpigmentation and hyperkeratosis of the skin or mucous membranes. Its malignant form is associated with internal neoplasms, especially gastric adenocarcinoma (55–61%). Coexistence with prostate cancer is uncommon. In the paraneoplastic type of this dermatosis, the skin and mucous lesions are characteristically of more sudden onset and more severe than those in the benign form. The efficacy of various treatment strategies remains disappoi...

  12. Acral acanthosis nigricans in a case of scleroderma

    Mahendra M Kura

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Acanthosis nigricans (AN is a dermatosis characterized by velvety, papillomatous, brownish-black, hyperkeratotic plaques, typically on the intertriginous surfaces and neck. The majority (80% of AN occurs idiopathically or in benign conditions such as endocrinopathies like diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovary syndrome; metabolic syndrome and/or heritable disease. Malignancy-associated AN is rare. AN may rarely be associated with autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, due to antibodies to the insulin receptor, so-called type B insulin resistance. Here we report a case of AN in a case of diffuse progressive systemic sclerosis without evidence of insulin resistance.

  13. Acanthosis nigricans, tripe palms and leser- trelat sign in a patient with carcinoid tumor

    MH Rasoul zadegan; MR Mortazavi zadeh; Kafaie, P

    2006-01-01

    Acanthosis nigricans (AN), Tripe palm (TP) and sign of lesser trelat (LT) are rare dermatoses which are often seen with malignant conditions. Acanthosis nigricans occurs both on the skin and mucus membranes as velvety hyper pigmented lesions in the flexors and around the neck, or papillomatous and verrucous lesions on the lips and buccal mucosa. These para neoplastic dermatoses are generally linked with intra - abdominal malignancies, especially gastric adenocarcinomas and improvement of the ...

  14. Acanthosis Nigricans associated with clear-cell renal cell carcinoma.

    Ferraz de Campos, Fernando Peixoto; Narvaez, Margarita Rosa Aveiga; Reis, Paola Vasconcellos Soares; Gomes, Augusto Cesar Marins; Paraskevopoulos, Daniela Kallíope de Sá; Santana, Frederico; Fugita, Oscar Eduardo Hidetoshi

    2016-01-01

    Acanthosis nigricans (AN), an entity recognized since the 19th century, is a dermatopathy associated with insulin-resistant conditions, endocrinopathies, drugs, chromosome abnormalities and neoplasia. The latter, also known as malignant AN, is mostly related to abdominal neoplasms. Malignant AN occurs frequently among elderly patients. In these cases, the onset is subtle, and spreading involves the flexural regions of the body, particularly the axillae, palms, soles, and mucosa. Gastric adenocarcinoma is the most frequent associated neoplasia, but many others have been reported. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), although already reported, is rarely associated with malignant AN. The authors report the case of a woman who was being treated for depression but presented a long-standing and marked weight loss, followed by darkening of the neck and the axillary regions. Physical examination disclosed a tumoral mass in the left flank and symmetrical, pigmented, velvety, verrucous plaques on both axillae, which is classical for AN. The diagnostic work-up disclosed a huge renal mass, which was resected and further diagnosed as a RCC. The post-operative period was uneventful and the skin alteration was evanescent at the first follow-up consultation. The authors call attention to the association of AN with RCC. PMID:27284539

  15. A case of hyperpigmentation and acanthosis nigricans by testosterone injections.

    Karadag, As; Kavala, M; Demir, Ft; Turkoğlu, Z; Kartal, I; Zemheri, E

    2014-12-01

    Drug-related skin disorders may occur in many different ways. Despite pigmentary changes being less important for morbidity, these changes precipitate depressed mood and reduce self-confidence. Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group and primarily used for the treatment of hypogonadism in males. Testosterone replacement can cause skin problems like acne, hair loss, redness, pain, or infection at the injection site. The study was conducted on a 49-year-old man with adult onset idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, which is an acquired form of isolated gonadotropin-releasing hormone deficiency. He was presented with lack of energy and decreased sexual function 10 years ago and was given an oil-based injectable blend of four esterized testosterone compounds as hormone replacement treatment in a urology polyclinic. He was referred to our polyclinic by endocrinologist because of progressive hyperpigmentation marked on his face and oral mucosa. In the present study, we report the first testosterone therapy-related facial and oral mucosal hyperpigmentation and acanthosis nigricans in the same patient. PMID:24505054

  16. Clearance of acanthosis nigricans associated with the HAIR-AN syndrome after partial pancreatectomy: an 11-year follow-up

    Pfeifer, S.; R. Wilson; Gawkrodger, D

    1999-01-01

    We describe a woman with the syndrome characterised by hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance and acanthosis nigricans (the HAIR-AN syndrome), and an associated insulinoma (islet B-cell tumour), whose signs and symptoms cleared after partial pancreatectomy.


Keywords: acanthosis nigricans; insulinoma; HAIR-AN syndrome; hyperinsulinaemia

  17. Costello syndrome with severe nodulocystic acne: unexpected significant improvement of acanthosis nigricans after oral isotretinoin treatment.

    Sriboonnark, Leelawadee; Arora, Harleen; Falto-Aizpurua, Leyre; Choudhary, Sonal; Connelly, Elizabeth Alvarez

    2015-01-01

    We report the case of 17-year-old female diagnosed with Costello syndrome. Genetic testing provided a proof with G12S mutation in the HRAS gene since 3 years of age with a presentation of severe nodulocystic acne on her face. After 2 months of oral isotretinoin treatment, improvement in her acne was observed. Interestingly, an unexpected significant improvement of acanthosis nigricans on her neck and dorsum of her hands was found as well. We present this case as a successful treatment option by using oral isotretinoin for the treatment of acanthosis nigricans in Costello syndrome patients. PMID:25815234

  18. A Comparison of Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, and Acanthosis Nigricans in School-Age Children

    Otto, Debra E.; Wang, Xiaohui; Tijerina, Sandra L.; Reyna, Maria Elena; Farooqi, Mohammad I.; Shelton, Margarette L.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this retrospective quantitative study was to examine the relationships among acanthosis nigricans (AN), body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), school grade, and gender in children attending elementary school located in South West Texas. Data were collected by attending school district nurses. Researchers reviewed 7,026…

  19. Is Acanthosis Nigricans a Reliable Indicator for Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

    Jones, Lisa H.; Ficca, Michelle

    2007-01-01

    Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a thickening and hyperpigmentation of the skin commonly found on the neck, axilla, or groin and is generally caused by hyperinsulinemia, a consequence of insulin resistance associated with obesity. Insulin resistance is a primary risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and…

  20. Regression of Acanthosis Nigricans with the Addition of Sitagliptin and Pioglitazone.

    Adderley-Rolle, E M; Peter, S

    2015-03-01

    Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a cutaneous disorder associated with various diseases. There are few documented cases of regression of AN. We discuss a case of a 48-year old diabetic woman with resolution of AN after treatment with sitagliptin and pioglitazone. PMID:26360673

  1. Hypochondroplasia, Acanthosis Nigricans, and Insulin Resistance in a Child with FGFR3 Mutation: Is It Just an Association?

    Manal Mustafa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available FGFR3 mutations cause wide spectrum of disorders ranging from skeletal dysplasias (hypochondroplasia, achondroplasia, and thanatophoric dysplasia, benign skin tumors (epidermal nevi, seborrhaeic keratosis, and acanthosis nigricans, and epithelial malignancies (multiple myeloma and prostate and bladder carcinoma. Hypochondroplasia is the most common type of short-limb dwarfism in children resulting from fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3 mutation. Acanthosis nigricans might be seen in severe skeletal dysplasia, including thanatophoric dysplasia and SADDAN syndrome, without a biochemical evidence of hyperinsulinemia. Insulin insensitivity and acanthosis nigricans are uncommonly seen in hypochondroplasia patients with FGFR3 mutations which may represent a new association. We aim to describe the association of hypochondroplasia, acanthosis nigricans, and insulin resistance in a child harboring FGFR3 mutation. To our knowledge, this is the first case report associating the p.N540 with acanthosis nigricans and the second to describe hyperinsulinemia in hypochondroplasia. This finding demonstrates the possible coexistence of insulin insensitivity and acanthosis nigricans in hypochondroplasia patients.

  2. Acanthosis nigricans, tripe palms and leser- trelat sign in a patient with carcinoid tumor

    MH Rasoul zadegan

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Acanthosis nigricans (AN, Tripe palm (TP and sign of lesser trelat (LT are rare dermatoses which are often seen with malignant conditions. Acanthosis nigricans occurs both on the skin and mucus membranes as velvety hyper pigmented lesions in the flexors and around the neck, or papillomatous and verrucous lesions on the lips and buccal mucosa. These para neoplastic dermatoses are generally linked with intra - abdominal malignancies, especially gastric adenocarcinomas and improvement of the associated dermatoses after treatment of the malignancy has been frequently observed, although it has also been observed with other malignancies. We report the case of a 44 year old woman who initially came to be treated for her mucocutaneous lesions, and with diagnosis of malignant AN was further studied for the initial malignancy and finally, her main malignancy was determined as carcinoid tumor.

  3. Acanthosis Nigricans Associated with an Adrenocortical Tumor in a Pediatric Patient

    Elizabeth Isaacoff

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Malignant acanthosis nigricans (AN is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome seen primarily in adults with an underlying diagnosis of gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma. Malignant AN is characterized by hyperpigmentation and velvety hyperplasia of the epidermis. This condition is generally not associated with tumors in pediatric populations or in the adrenal gland. We present a case of malignant AN in a pediatric patient with a nonmalignant, functional adrenocortical tumor.

  4. Hyperandrogenism-insulin resistance-acanthosis nigricans syndrome with PCOS and Hashimoto's thyroiditis: case report

    Amarnath Kulkarni; Shashank Kumar Srivastav; Saraswathi Susarla; Usha Kulkarni; C. Ashok Kumar; Sunita Chikkala; Sheik Majeeda Tabassum

    2015-01-01

    Female hyperandrogenism is a frequent motive of consultation. It is revealed by hirsutism, acne or seborrhea, and disorders in menstruation cycle combined or not with virilisation signs. Several etiologies are incriminated but the hyperandrogenism-insulin resistance-acanthosis nigricans syndrome is rare. A 21-year female, having had a three-year-old secondary amenorrhea, known case of hypothyroidism since 4 years on medication. The exam revealed a patient, hypertensive with blood pressure at ...

  5. Costello Syndrome with Severe Nodulocystic Acne: Unexpected Significant Improvement of Acanthosis Nigricans after Oral Isotretinoin Treatment

    Leelawadee Sriboonnark; Harleen Arora; Leyre Falto-Aizpurua; Sonal Choudhary; Elizabeth Alvarez Connelly

    2015-01-01

    We report the case of 17-year-old female diagnosed with Costello syndrome. Genetic testing provided a proof with G12S mutation in the HRAS gene since 3 years of age with a presentation of severe nodulocystic acne on her face. After 2 months of oral isotretinoin treatment, improvement in her acne was observed. Interestingly, an unexpected significant improvement of acanthosis nigricans on her neck and dorsum of her hands was found as well. We present this case as a successful treatment option ...

  6. Is Acanthosis Nigricans a Reliable Indicator for Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Children and Adolescents?: A Systematic Review

    Abraham, Cilymol; Rozmus, Cathy L.

    2012-01-01

    Obesity and type 2 diabetes is becoming a major health problem affecting children and adolescents in the United States. This article reviews the current literature examining the association between the presence of acanthosis nigricans (AN) and risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in obese children and adolescents. Ethnicity, family…

  7. A Longitudinal Study of Overweight, Elevated Blood Pressure, and Acanthosis Nigricans among Low-Income Middle School Students

    Kopping, Dana; Nevarez, Holly; Goto, Keiko; Morgan, Irene; Frigaard, Martin; Wolff, Cindy

    2012-01-01

    This longitudinal study examined the rates of overweight, elevated blood pressure, acanthosis nigricans, and their associated factors in third through fifth grade students over 4 years. Participants consisted of 279 students who participated in health screenings in 2002 and 2006. Hispanic students had significantly higher rates of overweight and…

  8. Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy and Colorimetry as a Diagnostic Tool for Acanthosis Nigricans

    Pattamadilok, Bensachee; Devpura, Suneetha; Syed, Zain U.; Vemulapalli, Pranita; Henderson, Marsha; Rehse, Steven J.; Hamzavi, Iltefat; Mahmoud, Bassel H.; Lim, Henry W.; Naik, Ratna

    2011-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to quantify skin color changes due to Acanthosis Nigricans, a disorder common among prediabetic and obese individuals. The non-invasive optical technique diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) was used to determine skin melanin, oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin content through the measured absorption spectrum. Colorimetery was used to measure skin color based on the standard Tristimulus values (L*, a*, and b*). Data was obtained from eight patients, spanning eight months of treatment. Measurements were obtained from lesion tissue on the neck and healthy skin was used as a control. L*, a* and b* values showed significant differences between lesion and normal controls, whereas melanin was the only parameter which showed statistical significant differences in DRS measurements. Future work will use more sensitive chemometric methods to increase diagnostic accuracy based on the raw spectra of the DRS.

  9. Ovarian activity before and after gonadal suppression by GnRH-a in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, hyperandrogenism, hyperinsulinism and acanthosis nigricans

    Motta E.L.A.; Baracat E.C.; Haidar M.A.; Juliano I.; Lima G.R.

    1998-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ovarian activity before and after gonadal suppression with GnRH-analog in patients with PCO, hyperandrogenism, hyperinsulinism and acanthosis nigricans. DESIGN: Controlled clinical study. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS: Six patients with clinical findings of PCO, hirsutism and acanthosis nigricans. INTERVENTIONS: Morning blood samples in the follicular phase to determine the steroid levels, glucose and insulin curve, comparing to a control gr...

  10. Hyperandrogenism-insulin resistance-acanthosis nigricans syndrome with PCOS and Hashimoto's thyroiditis: case report

    Amarnath Kulkarni

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Female hyperandrogenism is a frequent motive of consultation. It is revealed by hirsutism, acne or seborrhea, and disorders in menstruation cycle combined or not with virilisation signs. Several etiologies are incriminated but the hyperandrogenism-insulin resistance-acanthosis nigricans syndrome is rare. A 21-year female, having had a three-year-old secondary amenorrhea, known case of hypothyroidism since 4 years on medication. The exam revealed a patient, hypertensive with blood pressure at 170/110 mmHg with a Body Mass Index (BMI at 40.08 (Obese Class-3, as per WHO 2004 and a waist measurement of 106cm, a severe hirsutism assessed to be 27 according to Ferriman and Gallwey scale, acanthosis nigricans behind the neck and elbows. The assessment carried out revealed testosteronemia at 1.07 ng/mL, which is more than twice the upper normal of the laboratory. Imaging studies revealed enlarged right adrenal gland, hepatomegaly with fatty infiltration of grade-1 also bilateral polycystic ovaries. The retained diagnosis is HAIR-AN syndrome with polycystic ovaries, hypertension, type-II diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism since last 4-years and dyslipidemia and was provided with metformin 500 mg thrice daily, spironolactone 25 mg twice daily, atorvastatin 20 mg once daily, telmisartan 20 mg once daily with continuation of eltroxin 50 Mcg for hypothyroidism. To our knowledge this is the first case report of HAIR-AN syndrome in 21 year old female associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, dyslipidaemia, hypertension and type-2-diabetes and this case also highlights about early diagnosis and management of HAIR-AN Syndrome with PCOS and Hashimoto's thyroiditis which could help prevent long-term sequalae such as cardiovascular disease and endometrial cancer and with the advent of knowledge and availability of health resources we can prevent long-term adverse effects (threefold on health of women. This woman should be observed for these ailments in later life

  11. [Systemic photochemotherapy (PUVA) in acanthosis nigricans maligna: regression of keratosis, hyperpigmentation and pruritus].

    Bonnekoh, B; Thiele, B; Merk, H; Mahrle, G

    1989-12-15

    We report on a 60-year-old patient, who developed malignant acanthosis nigricans (MAN) with intense itching 2 years after a large-cell bronchial carcinoma had been diagnosed and found inoperable. The MAN became manifest at a phase of full clinical remission of the lung tumor, which had been treated with cytostasis (cisplatin, vindesine), high energy irradiation, and extirpation of the lymph node metastases. One year after onset of MAN, the lung tumor relapsed, accompanied by an elevated serum level of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). The patient was slightly obese, but not diabetic. The generalized MAN was treated with 18 exposures to systemic PUVA (photochemotherapy) over 9 weeks. The patient received 8-methoxypsoralene (8-MOP) orally and a total UVA dose of 52 J/cm2; the last exposure amounted to a maximum dose of 4 J/cm2. Under this treatment, the patient was completely relieved from tormenting pruritus; in addition, we observed significant regression of the pigmented keratoses as well as the intertriginous maceration. PMID:2561241

  12. Acanthosis nigricans as an indicator of insulin resistance in Chilean adult population Acantosis nigricans como un indicador de insulinoresistencia en población chilena adulta

    A.C. Pinheiro; Rojas, P.; F. Carrasco; Gómez, P.; N. Mayas; Morales, I.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Insulin resistance (IR) is associated with a higher risk of multiple diseases and its early detection would allow to minimize the associated risk; the presence of acanthosis nigricans (AN) it´s associated to the presence of IR. Objective: To evaluate the sensibility and specificity of AN to diagnose IR in a group of Chilean patients. Methods: We designed a cross-sectional study and it was included subjects that were attended at the Center for the Attention of Metabolic Diseases at...

  13. FGFR3 mutations and the skin: report of a patient with a FGFR3 gene mutation, acanthosis nigricans, hypochondroplasia and hyperinsulinemia and review of the literature

    Blomberg, M; Jeppesen, E M; Skovby, F;

    2010-01-01

    developed acanthosis nigricans. The report of a K650Q mutation in the FGFR3 gene in a similar case prompted us to conduct a point mutation analysis. The K650Q mutation was confirmed, but in contrast to the previous case, we additionally report findings of hyperinsulinemia. In the recent literature...

  14. Acanthosis nigricans and insulin resistance in overweight children and adolescents Acantose nigricans e resistência insulínica em crianças e adolescentes com excesso de peso

    Caroline Evelin Nascimento Kluczynik

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested an association between the presence of acanthosis nigricans (AN and the development of diabetes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between AN and insulin resistance (IR in overweight children and adolescents receiving care at the Center for Childhood Obesity, Campina Grande, PB. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between April 2009 and April 2010 including 194 individuals of 2 to 18 years of age receiving care within the Brazilian national health network. The presence of acanthosis nigricans was verified and anthropometric measurements were taken. The following tests were performed: insulin, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, glucose and homeostasis model of assessment - insulin resistance (HOMA-IR. Statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS software program, version 17.0. RESULTS: There was a greater prevalence of females (66%, brown-skinned individuals (63.4%, adolescents (61.3% and severely obese individuals (66.5%. Acanthosis nigricans was identified in 58.2% and IR in 42.7% of the participants. Acanthosis nigricans was associated with being non-white (p = 0.003, with being an adolescent (p = 0.003 and with IR (p = 0.001. Non-white individuals, adolescents and those with insulin resistance were 5.4, 2.47 and 2.66 times more likely to have acanthosis nigricans, respectively. CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicate a need to train healthcare professionals to identify acanthosis nigricans, since this condition is associated with IR. Identifying acanthosis nigricans in childhood permits the safe and timely treatment of cardiometabolic disorders through careful monitoring and appropriate treatment.FUNDAMENTOS: Estudos sugerem haver associação entre a presença de Acantose Nigricans e o desenvolvimento do diabetes. OBJETIVO: Verificar a associação entre Acantose Nigricans e Resistência Insulínica (RI em crianças e adolescentes com excesso de peso, atendidos no Centro de

  15. A novel skeletal dysplasia with developmental delay and acanthosis nigricans is caused by a Lys650Met mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 gene.

    Tavormina, P L; Bellus, G A; Webster, M K; Bamshad, M J; Fraley, A E; McIntosh, I; Szabo, J.; W. Jiang; Jabs, E W; Wilcox, W R; Wasmuth, J J; Donoghue, D J; Thompson, L M; Francomano, C A

    1999-01-01

    We have identified a novel fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) missense mutation in four unrelated individuals with skeletal dysplasia that approaches the severity observed in thanatophoric dysplasia type I (TD1). However, three of the four individuals developed extensive areas of acanthosis nigricans beginning in early childhood, suffer from severe neurological impairments, and have survived past infancy without prolonged life-support measures. The FGFR3 mutation (A1949T: Lys650Met) ...

  16. The Efficacy of Topical 0.1% Adapalene Gel for Use in the Treatment of Childhood Acanthosis Nigricans: A Pilot Study

    Arucha Treesirichod; Suthida Chaithirayanon; Nattakarn Wongjitrat; Pattra Wattanapan

    2015-01-01

    Aims: To assess the degree of improvement of neck hyperpigmentation in childhood acanthosis nigricans (AN) after treatment with topical 0.1% adapalene gel and the assessment of localized tissue tolerance to the gel. Subjects and Methods: A split comparison study of the hyperpigmentation on the neck was conducted in patients diagnosed with childhood AN. Patients were treated with topical 0.1% adapalene gel for a period of 4 weeks. The skin color of their neck was evaluated at baseline, 2 weeks...

  17. Acanthosis nigricans in type 2 diabetes: prevalence, correlates and potential as a simple clinical screening tool - a cross-sectional study in the Caribbean

    Bahadursingh, Sarasvati; Mungalsingh, Catherine; Seemungal, Terence; Teelucksingh, Surujpal

    2014-01-01

    Background This study aimed to evaluate the role of acanthosis nigricans (AN) as a marker of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) by studying its prevalence and relationship with age, ethnicity, anthropometry and other risk factors for T2DM in the Trinidadian population. Methods 311 successive adult patients with T2DM were recruited at diabetic clinics and inpatient wards across Trinidad. The presence, severity and texture of AN at the neck were assessed. Demographic, clinical and anthropometric c...

  18. Acanthosis nigricans and insulin resistance in overweight children and adolescents Acantose nigricans e resistência insulínica em crianças e adolescentes com excesso de peso

    Caroline Evelin Nascimento Kluczynik; Larissa Soares Mariz; Larissa Camila Ferreira Souza; Gabriela Beserra Solano; Fernanda Cruz de Lira Albuquerque; Carla Campos Muniz Medeiros

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested an association between the presence of acanthosis nigricans (AN) and the development of diabetes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between AN and insulin resistance (IR) in overweight children and adolescents receiving care at the Center for Childhood Obesity, Campina Grande, PB. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between April 2009 and April 2010 including 194 individuals of 2 to 18 years of age receiving care within the Brazilian na...

  19. Acanthosis nigricans as an indicator of insulin resistance in Chilean adult population Acantosis nigricans como un indicador de insulinoresistencia en población chilena adulta

    A.C. Pinheiro

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Insulin resistance (IR is associated with a higher risk of multiple diseases and its early detection would allow to minimize the associated risk; the presence of acanthosis nigricans (AN it´s associated to the presence of IR. Objective: To evaluate the sensibility and specificity of AN to diagnose IR in a group of Chilean patients. Methods: We designed a cross-sectional study and it was included subjects that were attended at the Center for the Attention of Metabolic Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile. Sixty subjects (18-60 years age were included. It was determined BMI and diagnosed AN and skin phototype; blood samples were taken and calculated the HOMA-IR. The normality of the variables where analyzed by Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. There were used χ² and the diagnostic concordance between AN and IR was determined using the Kappa index and Pearson´s correlation. Sensibility, specificity, positive and negative predictive value were calculated and accepted p Introducción: La presencia de resistencia a la insulina (RI se asocia a un mayor riesgo de padecer diversas enfermedades y su detección precoz permitiría minimizar el riesgo asociado; la presencia de acantosis nigricans (AN se asocia a la presencia de RI. Objetivo: Evaluar la sensibilidad y especificidad de la AN para diagnosticar RI en un grupo de pacientes chilenos. Método: Se realizó un estudio transversal y fueron incluidos sujetos atendidos por el Centro para Atención de Enfermedades Metabólicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile. En sesenta sujetos (18-60 años fueron determinados IMC, presencia de AN y fototipo de piel; muestras de plasma fueron tomadas para el cálculo del índice HOMA-IR. Fue analizada la normalidad de las variables con el test de Kolmogorov-Smirnov y utilizado χ² ; la concordancia diagnóstica entre AN y RI fue determinada con índice Kappa y correlación de Pearson. Fueron calculados sensibilidad, especificidad

  20. 儿童良性黑棘皮病与代谢异常%Childhood benign acanthosis nigricans and metabolic abnormality

    米热古丽·买买提; 徐永杰; 徐佩茹

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察儿童良性黑棘皮病与人体测量指标参数及代谢指标的关系,探讨儿童良性黑棘皮病与代谢性疾病的关系.方法 回顾性分析2007年2月至2011年10月于我院诊治的29例良性黑棘皮病患儿的临床资料,以同年龄同性别同民族相匹配的32例正常儿童为对照组.比较两组儿童人体肥胖指标(体重指数、腰臀围比、体脂含量及体脂百分比)及代谢指标(血糖、胰岛素水平、血脂系列)等的不同.结果 29例良性黑棘皮病患儿体重指数、体脂含量、体脂百分数、腰臀围比、空腹血糖及胰岛素水平、甘油三酯均高于对照组(P<0.05),而高密度脂蛋白低于对照组(P<0.05).29例良性黑棘皮病患儿中,16例存在糖耐量异常,3例确诊为糖尿病(1例1型,2例2型).结论 儿童良性黑棘皮病与肥胖、胰岛素抵抗及血脂异常密切相关.%Objective To observe the relationship of childhood benign acanthosis nigricans to anthropometric and metabolic indexes, with the aim of studying the association between childhood benign acanthosis nigricans and metabolic diseases. Methods A retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical data of 29 children who presented with benign acanthosis nigricans between February 2007 and October 2011. Thirty-two age-, sex- and ethnic-matched normal children were selected as control group. The two groups were compared according to obesity (body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, body fat content and body fat percentage) and metabolic indexes (blood glucose, insulin level and blood lipids). Results Body mass index, body fat content, body fat percentage, waist-to-hip ratio, fasting blood glucose, insulin level and triglyceride in the 29 patients with benign acanthosis nigricans were higher than in the control group ( P <0. 05) , but the level of high-density lipoprotein in the 29 patients was lower than in the control group (P<0.05). Of the 29 patients, 16 had impaired glucose tolerance

  1. Association of acanthosis nigricans and skin tags with insulin resistance Associação de acantose nigricante e acrocórdons à resistência insulínica

    Mariana Tremel Barbato; Paulo Ricardo Criado; Ana Kris da Silva; Evelyne Averbeck; Marina Bensen Guerine; Naiana Bittencourt de Sá

    2012-01-01

    Insulin resistance is a metabolic disorder in which target cells fail to respond to normal levels of circulating insulin. Insulin resistance has been associated with presence of acanthosis nigricans and acrochordons. It is known that early diagnosis and early initial treatment are of paramount importance to prevent a series of future complications. These dermatoses may represent an easily identifiable sign of insulin resistance and non-insulin-dependent diabetes.A resistência insulínica é uma...

  2. The efficacy of topical 0.1% adapalene gel for use in the treatment of childhood acanthosis nigricans: A pilot study

    Arucha Treesirichod

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims: To assess the degree of improvement of neck hyperpigmentation in childhood acanthosis nigricans (AN after treatment with topical 0.1% adapalene gel and the assessment of localized tissue tolerance to the gel. Subjects and Methods: A split comparison study of the hyperpigmentation on the neck was conducted in patients diagnosed with childhood AN. Patients were treated with topical 0.1% adapalene gel for a period of 4 weeks. The skin color of their neck was evaluated at baseline, 2 weeks and 4 weeks using a skin color chart. Skin color ratio (the skin on their necks compared with the skin on their backs was calculated for all subjects. The investigator′s global evaluation (IGE scale and the parent′s global evaluation (PGE scale were used to assess the efficacy of the patients′ treatment at the end of the 4 th week. Results: The mean skin color ratio of therapeutic side was significantly decreased from the baseline scores, at weeks 2 and 4, respectively (30.1%, 18.3%, and 12.9%, P < 0.001, with marked skin improvement at 60.7% ± 28.5%. The percentage of changes of skin color ratio was consistent with the efficacy evaluations as performed by the IGE and PGE scales. Treatment-related cutaneous irritation was minimal, predominantly in the first 2 weeks of treatment and was shown to be well-tolerated at week 4 following a modification of the treatment regimen. Conclusions: The study has shown the efficacy of topical 0.1% adapalene gel in the treatment of AN, specifically, in regards to the skin darkening with minimal cutaneous irritation.

  3. Association of acanthosis nigricans and skin tags with insulin resistance Associação de acantose nigricante e acrocórdons à resistência insulínica

    Mariana Tremel Barbato

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Insulin resistance is a metabolic disorder in which target cells fail to respond to normal levels of circulating insulin. Insulin resistance has been associated with presence of acanthosis nigricans and acrochordons. It is known that early diagnosis and early initial treatment are of paramount importance to prevent a series of future complications. These dermatoses may represent an easily identifiable sign of insulin resistance and non-insulin-dependent diabetes.A resistência insulínica é uma alteração metabólica caracterizada por falhas das células-alvo em responder aos níveis normais de insulina circulante. A resistência insulínica já foi relacionada à presença de acantose nigricante e de acrocórdons. Sabe-se que o diagnóstico e o início do tratamento precoce são de suma importância para prevenção de uma série de manifestações futuras. Estas dermatoses podem representar um sinal facilmente identificável para rastreamento de resistência à insulina e do diabetes mellitus não insulinodependente.

  4. A case of acanthosis nigricans as a paraneoplastic syndrome with squamous cell lung cancer

    Yalcin, Suayib; Karakas,Yusuf; Lacin,Sahin; CEYHAN, Koray; Heper, Aylin Okcu; Esin, Ece

    2016-01-01

    Yusuf Karakas,1 Ece Esin,1 Sahin Lacin,1 Koray Ceyhan,2 Aylin Okcu Heper,2 Suayib Yalcin1 1Medical Oncology Department, Hacettepe University Cancer Institute, 2Department of Medical Pathology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey Abstract: A 55-year-old man presented with oral mucosal ulcers, blackening of both hands, and hyperpigmentation on axillary, anal, and inguinal regions for the last 3 months, which were all progressive. The patient was referred to the oncol...

  5. Pharmacognostic Standardization of Pulsatilla nigricans Stoerck

    Sandeep Goyal

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Pulsatilla nigricans Linn. (Ranunculaceae has been traditionally used in the treatment of nervousness, restlessness, ovaritis, ovaralgia, pain associated with debility and due to acute inflammation, uterine affections, acute meningitis, and as taeniafuge, but no work has ever been carried out for standardizing this potential plant. The present investigation establishes histological characters, micrometric determinations and physicochemical parameters for P. nigricans. Transverse sections of stem of P. nigricans showed outermost layer consists of a single layer of tangentially elongated epidermal cells, narrow zone of sclerenchymatous cells, i.e., hypodermis followed by continuous mass of thin walled, parenchymatous cells, of cortex, collateral and closed vascular bundles, lie scattered in the ground tissue towards periphery than at the centre and followed by pith comprising parenchymatous cells with large intracellular spaces. The powdered aerial parts of P. nigricans showed presence of anomocytic stomata, unicellular covering trichomes, pericyclic fibres, lignified spiral vessels and clusters of calcium oxalate crystals. Foreign organic matter content of air dried aerial parts of P. nigricans was found to be 0.38%. Moisture content of air dried aerial parts of P. nigricans was found to be 17%. The total ash was about 15 times more than the acid insoluble ash in P. nigricans whereas water soluble ash was about 2 times less than total ash in P. nigricans. Water-soluble extractive value of P. nigricans was found to be about 18 and 2 times, respectively, in comparison to petroleum ether- and ethanol-soluble extractive value. Petroleum ether extract showed seven spots using hexane : ethyl acetate (17 : 3 as the mobile phase whereas TLC of chloroform extract showed nine spots for P. nigricans using toluene: ethyl acetate: glacial acetic acid (85:15:1 as the mobile phase, employing 0.5% anisaldehyde as the visualizing agent. Phytochemical screening of

  6. Isolamento reprodutivo entre Australorbis glabratus e A. nigricans Reproductive isolation between Australorbis glabratus and A. nigricans

    W. Lobato Paraense

    1955-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram feitas provas de cruzamento entre espécimes de uma população de A. glabratus e de outra de A. nigricans, utilizando o fator de albinismo como mercador genético. O resultado dessas provas revelou completo isolamento reprodutivo entre ambas, permitindo separá-las como boas espécies de acôrdo com o critério biológico.Crossing experiments were made between specimens from one population of A. glabratus and another of A. nigricans, the factor of albinism having been used as genetic marker. The results of those experiments revealed a complete reproductive isolation between both population, thus indicating their specific distinctness according to the biological criterion.

  7. Biologie de Prochilodus nigricans (Teleostei : Prochilodontidae) dans le bassin du Mamoré (Amazonie bolivienne)

    Loubens, Gérard; Panfili, Jacques

    1995-01-01

    #Prochilodus nigricans$ is abundant in the whole Amazonian basin. The biology of the population living in the mid-Mamoré river, close to Trinidad (Béni, Bolivia), was studied between 1981 and 1987. We investigated its reproduction, growth, lenght-weight relationship and condition indice, and estimated its abundance. #Prochilodus nigricans$ has a high fecundity and a short reproduction season (January to March). Spawning occurs at the end of the flood on the lagoons banks. Hatching date was fi...

  8. Pest-managing activities of plant extracts and anthraquinones from Cassia nigricans from Burkina Faso.

    Georges, Kambou; Jayaprakasam, Bolleddula; Dalavoy, Sanjeev S; Nair, Muraleedharan G

    2008-04-01

    Insecticidal activity of eight plants collected from Burkina Faso was studied using mosquito (Ochlerotatus triseriatus), Helicoverpa zea and Heliothis virescens larvae and adult white fly (Bemisia tabaci). The n-hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of Pseudocedrela kotschyi, Strophantus hispidus, Securidaca longepedunculata, Sapium grahamii, Swartzia madagascariensis, Cassia nigricans, Jatropha curcas and Datura innoxia were used in this study. Extracts were tested at 250 microg/mL concentration. All three extracts of C. nigricans, J. curcas (skin and seeds) and D. innoxia exhibited 100% mortality on fourth instar mosquito (O. triseriatus) larvae. In addition, the n-hexane and ethyl acetate extracts of S. hispidus, S. longepedunculata, S. grahamii showed 100% mortality. The ethyl acetate extract of S. madagascariensis was the most active on adult white fly and exhibited 80% mortality. Extracts of all other plants exhibited 30-50% mortality on B. tabaci. In the antifeedant assays against H. zea and H. virescens, the MeOH extracts of C. nigricans, S. madagascarensis and S. hispidus were more effective against H. zea as indicated by 74% larval weight reduction as compared to the control. Since C. nigricans is commonly used in West Africa to protect grain storage from insects, we have characterized the insecticidal components present in its extract. Bioassay directed isolation of C. nigricans leaf extract yielded anthraquinones emodin, citreorosein, and emodic acid and a flavonoid, luteolin. Emodin, the most abundant and active anthraquinone in C. nigricans showed approximately 85% mortality on mosquito larvae Anopheles gambiaea and adult B. tabaci at 50 and 25 microg/mL, respectively, in 24 h. These results suggest that the extract of C. nigricans has the potential to be used as an organic approach to manage some of the agricultural pests. PMID:17478091

  9. Rapid regulation of blood parameters under acute hypoxia in the Amazonian fish Prochilodus nigricans.

    Val, Adalberto Luis; Gomes, Katia Regina Maruyama; de Almeida-Val, Vera Maria Fonseca

    2015-06-01

    Prochilodus nigricans, locally known as curimatã, is an Amazonian commercial fish that endures adverse environmental conditions, in particular low dissolved oxygen, during its migration. Poorer environmental conditions are expected in the near future. Prochilodus nigricans overcomes current seasonal and diurnal changes in dissolved oxygen by adjusting erythrocytic levels of ATP and GTP, modulators of Hb-O2 affinity. Will this fish species be endangered under more extreme environmental conditions as hypoxia and acidification tend to occur in a shorter period of time? As P. nigricans does not exhibit any apparent morphological alterations to exploit the air-water interface, it must rely on fast adjustments of blood properties. To investigate this aspect, basic hematology indices, pHe, pHi, plasma lactate, erythrocytic levels of ATP and GTP and functional properties of the hemolysate of P. nigricans were analyzed over a period of 6h in hypoxia and subsequent recovery in normoxia. The levels of erythrocytic GTP were four times higher than ATP and were reduced to ¼ of the original level after 3h under hypoxia. Erythrocytic levels of ATP were unaffected over the experimental period. All other analyzed blood parameters exhibited a time-course change in animals under hypoxia and returned to normoxic levels. Considering the hemolysate functional properties and the ability to regulate the above mentioned blood characteristics, P. nigricans is able to endure short-term changes in dissolved oxygen. PMID:25737030

  10. Nursing care in childcare services: Acantose nigricans as a marker for metabolic risk

    Caroline Evelin Nascimento Kluczynik Vieira

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to analyze the association between the presence of Acantose nigricans and metabolic changes in overweight adolescents, so as to ascertain the relevance of the identification of this marker in the nursing consultation. METHOD: a cross-sectional study undertaken between April 2009 and April 2010 with 118 adolescents who were service users of the Center for Child Obesity in Campina Grande in the Brazilian State of Paraíba (PB. The presence of Acantose nigricans, and the subjects' anthropometric measurements, were investigated. The following exams were made: insulin, triglycerides, HDL-Cholesterol, Glucose and the homeostatic model of assessment (HOMA-IR. RESULTS: there was association between the presence of Acantose nigricans and participants with insulin resistance (p=0.008, metabolic syndrome (p=0.031, elevated triglycerides (p=0.045 and altered HDL (p=0.002. CONCLUSIONS: the suggestion is supported that the detection/identification of Acantose nigricans may be used in the nursing consultation as a tool for identifying overweight adolescents with greater risk of metabolic changes.

  11. Natural growth, otolith shape and diet analyses of Odontesthes nigricans Richardson (Atherinopsidae) from southern Patagonia

    Lattuca, M. E.; Lozano, I. E.; Brown, D. R.; Renzi, M.; Luizon, C. A.

    2015-12-01

    Age and growth, otolith shape and diet of Odontesthes nigricans were analysed in order to provide an insight into the life history of the species and furthermore, to assess their possible use as a tool for discriminating silverside populations from the South Atlantic Ocean (Punta María) and Beagle Channel waters (Varela Bay). The age and growth analysis was performed by counting daily increments and annual marks in sagittae otoliths. Length-at-age data of individuals diet, which also showed significant site dependence. The use of all these analyses contributed to a holistic approach which maximized the likelihood of correctly identifying both O. nigricans populations in the southernmost limit of the species distribution.

  12. Unraveling the Protein Network of Tomato Fruit in Response to Necrotrophic Phytopathogenic Rhizopus nigricans

    Pan, Xiaoqi; Zhu, Benzhong; Luo, Yunbo; Fu, Daqi

    2013-01-01

    Plants are endowed with a sophisticated defense mechanism that gives signals to plant cells about the immediate danger from surroundings and protects them from pathogen invasion. In the search for the particular proteins involved in fruit defense responses, we report here a comparative analysis of tomato fruit (Solanum lycopersicum cv. Ailsa Craig) infected by Rhizopus nigricans Ehrenb, which is a significant contributor to postharvest rot disease in fresh tomato fruits. In total, four hundre...

  13. Reproductive biology of blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) in the western Pacific Ocean

    Sun, Chi-Lu; Yi-Jay Chang, Yi-Jay Chang; Chien-Chung Tszeng, Chien-Chung Tszeng; Su-Zan Yeh, Su-Zan Yeh

    2009-01-01

    The reproductive biology of blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) was assessed from 1001 fish (ranging from 121 to 275 cm in eye-to-fork length; EFL) caught by Taiwanese offshore longliners in the western Pacific Ocean from September 2000 to December 2001 and from 843 gonad samples from these fish, The overall sex ratio of the catch was approximately 1:1 dur ing the sampling period, but blue marlin are sexually dimorphic; females are larger than males. Reprodu...

  14. Combined Non-Target Effects of Insecticide and High Temperature on the Parasitoid Bracon nigricans.

    Abbes, Khaled; Biondi, Antonio; Kurtulus, Alican; Ricupero, Michele; Russo, Agatino; Siscaro, Gaetano; Chermiti, Brahim; Zappalà, Lucia

    2015-01-01

    We studied the acute toxicity and the sublethal effects, on reproduction and host-killing activity, of four widely used insecticides on the generalist parasitoid Bracon nigricans (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a natural enemy of the invasive tomato pest, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Laboratory bioassays were conducted applying maximum insecticide label rates at three constant temperatures, 25, 35 and 40°C, considered as regular, high and very high, respectively. Data on female survival and offspring production were used to calculate population growth indexes as a measure of population recovery after pesticide exposure. Spinetoram caused 80% mortality at 25°C and 100% at higher temperatures, while spinosad caused 100% mortality under all temperature regimes. Cyantraniliprole was slightly toxic to B. nigricans adults in terms of acute toxicity at the three temperatures, while it did not cause any sublethal effects in egg-laying and host-killing activities. The interaction between the two tested factors (insecticide and temperature) significantly influenced the number of eggs laid by the parasitoid, which was the lowest in the case of females exposed to chlorantraniliprole at 35°C. Furthermore, significantly lower B. nigricans demographic growth indexes were estimated for all the insecticides under all temperature conditions, with the exception of chlorantraniliprole at 25°C. Our findings highlight an interaction between high temperatures and insecticide exposure, which suggests a need for including natural stressors, such as temperature, in pesticide risk assessments procedures. PMID:26382245

  15. General treatment of hyperandrogen-insulin resistance-acanthosis nigricans syndrome in 12 cases%高雄激素-胰岛素抵抗-黑棘皮综合征12例综合治疗分析

    梁燕; 刘荔; 赵萍; 鞠艳

    2002-01-01

    @@ 高雄激素-胰岛素抵抗-黑棘皮综合征(HAIR-AN综合征),病因未明,尚无完整的治疗方案.我院采用中西医结合方法,配合运动减肥、控制饮食综合治疗HAIR-AN综合征12例,取得满意疗效,现报道如下. 1 资料与方法 1.1 一般资料 选择1995年7月至1999年12月我院不孕症门诊治疗的HAIR-AN综合征病人12例,年龄24~34岁,平均28.7岁;不孕年限2~8年,平均3.4年;原发不孕10例,继发不孕2例,继发闭经10例,月经稀发2例.

  16. 高雄激素血症-胰岛素抵抗-黑棘皮病综合征1例%A case of hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance and acanthosis nigricans syndrome

    刘玉峰; 樊建勇; 夏汝山; 沈柱; 党育平; 胡绍文

    2005-01-01

    报告1例高雄激素血症-胰岛素抵抗-黑棘皮病综合征.患者女,14岁.8岁开始肥胖,12岁初潮,1年后停经.唇上部、躯干、四肢毳毛增多,颈部、腋窝、腹股沟等处皮肤色素沉着,呈天鹅绒样增厚.皮损有典型的组织病理改变,血清胰岛素、睾酮水平升高.给予二甲双胍治疗3个月后,病情好转.

  17. Biology and developmental strategies of the Palaearctic parasitoid Bracon nigricans (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on the neotropical moth Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).

    Biondi, Antonio; Desneux, Nicolas; Amiens-Desneux, Edwige; Siscaro, Gaetano; Zappalà, Lucia

    2013-08-01

    During the years after the invasion of Western Palaearctic tomato crops by the South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), several indigenous generalist parasitoids have been recorded on this new host. Among these, Bracon nigricans Szépligeti (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is widely distributed in the Palaearctic region, and has been frequently recovered from South American tomato leafminer. However, most of the available data on this species deal with taxonomic aspects and its recovery in faunistic surveys. The current study documents the biology of B. nigricans on South American tomato leafminer, and provides a scientific basis for its inclusion in South American tomato leafminer management programs in Afro-Eurasia. We studied several B. nigricans life-history traits relevant to juvenile development and reproduction by females. B. nigricans proved to be an idiobiont and a synovigenic ectoparasitoid of mature South American tomato leafminer larvae. Several B. nigricans reproductive traits were influenced by the age of the mothers; on average, the progeny had a slightly male-biased sex ratio (60% males) and a low rate of successful development (37%). Adult females lived 42.8 d and produced an average of 29.8 offspring. These biological parameters yielded an intrinsic rate of increase of 0.052. Females showed behavioral plasticity in host use, as initial host paralysis was followed by host-feeding, oviposition, or host rejection, with a consequent high mortality rate among hosts exposed to parasitism. Although further field studies are needed, these data, obtained in laboratory conditions, suggest that B. nigricans should be considered as a potential biological control agent of in newly invaded areas of the Palaearctic region. PMID:24020276

  18. Radiation, heat and chemical combination in the control of Rhizopus nigricans in tomato fruits

    Treatment with 150 Krad of gamma radiation, hot-water (55deg C for 6 min) or 12.5 percent panolil singly was partially effective in the control of 24 hr old Rhizopus nigricans infections in tomato fruits. About 70 percent of infections were checked by heat-panolil treatment. On the other hand the combination of radiation-heat or heat-radiation and radiation-heat-panolil in that sequence could check the rot in about 90 percent cases during the 7-14 days holding period of tomatoes at 8.0 +- 0.5deg C. (author)

  19. Records of Myodopsylla wolffsohni wolffsohni (Rothschild, 1903 (Siphonaptera, Ischnopsyllidae on Myotis nigricans Schinz, 1821 (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae, from the State of Paraná, Southern Brazil

    Márcia Arzua

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The flea, Myodopsylla wolffsohni wolffsohni (Rothschild, 1903, had been recorded for the first time in the State of Paraná in 1940, on the bat, Myotis levis (I. Geoffroy, 1824. Previously, this species of flea had only been recorded on Myotis nigricans, in the Amazonian region. This is the second record of M. w. wolffsohni on M. nigricans in Brazil, and the first in the State of Paraná. Although this flea has been found on undetermined Chiroptera in the State of Santa Catarina, the present record represents the meridional limit of geographic distribution for the infestation on M. nigricans.

  20. Immune-enhancing activity of extracellular polysaccharides isolated from Rhizopus nigricans.

    Yu, Zhidan; Kong, Mengli; Zhang, Pengying; Sun, Qingjie; Chen, Kaoshan

    2016-09-01

    Extracellular polysaccharides (EPS1-1) was extracted from fermentation liquor of Rhizopus nigricans and evaluated its immune-enhancing activities in vitro and in vivo. Results suggested that the proliferation of lymphocyte was stimulated after treated with EPS1-1. Moreover, the activities of macrophages were enhanced by increasing the activities of phagocytosis and acid phosphatase, the production of NO and the mRNA levels of IL-2, TNF-α and iNOS. Furthermore, EPS1-1 could significantly boost the immunity of normal and immunosuppressed mice, which included the increase of loaded swimming time, footpad swelling, organ index and the secretion of IL-2 and TNF-α in serum, thus suggesting that EPS1-1 could improve the body immunity through cellular immunity and humoral immunity. These findings provided further insights into the potential use of EPS1-1 as immunopotentiator or new function food. PMID:27185145

  1. Producción de un biofertilizante a partir de un aislamiento de Azotobacter nigricans obtenido en un cultivo de Stevia rebaudiana Bert

    Daniel Borda-Molina; Juan Manuel Pardo-García; María Mercedes Martínez-Salgado; José Salvador Montaña-Lara

    2009-01-01

    Bio-fertilizer production from an isolate of Azotobacter nigricans obtained from a plantation of Stevia rebaudiana Bert. Objective.To isolate nitrogen fixing bacteria to be used in a fertilization regime of an organic agriculture program. Materials and methods. Theisolation of nitrogen fixing bacteria was done in an Ashby-benzoate medium from soil of a Stevia rebaudiana plantation. Isolates identifiedas Azotobacter nigricans were evaluated by their growth kinetics and the strain with the fast...

  2. Atlantic Blue Marlin, Makaira nigricans, and White Marlin, Tetrapterus albidus, Bycatch of the Japanese Pelagic Longline Fishery, 1960–2000

    Serafy, Joseph E.; Diaz, Guillermo A.; Prince, Eric D.; Orbesen, Eric S.; Legault, Christopher M.

    2004-01-01

    ABSTRACT—Since the late 1950’s, a multi-national longline fishery has operated throughout the Atlantic Ocean to supply the growing global demand for tunas (Scombridae) and swordfish, Xiphias gladius. Two species caught as bycatch include Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, and white marlin, Tetrapterus albidus, referred to in this paper as “Atlantic marlin.” Pelagic longlining has consistently been the principal source of adult mortality for both species, which are currently depleted ...

  3. Habitat Fragmentation in Arid Zones: A Case Study of Linaria nigricans Under Land Use Changes (SE Spain)

    Peñas, Julio; Benito, Blas; Lorite, Juan; Ballesteros, Miguel; Cañadas, Eva María; Martinez-Ortega, Montserrat

    2011-07-01

    Habitat fragmentation due to human activities is one of the most important causes of biodiversity loss. In Mediterranean areas the species have co-evolved with traditional farming, which has recently been replaced for more severe and aggressive practices. We use a methodological approach that enables the evaluation of the impact that agriculture and land use changes have for the conservation of sensitive species. As model species, we selected Linaria nigricans, a critically endangered plant from arid and semiarid ecosystems in south-eastern Spain. A chronosequence of the evolution of the suitable habitat for the species over more than 50 years has been reconstructed and several geometrical fragmentation indices have been calculated. A new index called fragmentation cadence (FC) is proposed to quantify the historical evolution of habitat fragmentation regardless of the habitat size. The application of this index has provided objective forecasting of the changes of each remnant population of L. nigricans. The results indicate that greenhouses and construction activities (mainly for tourist purposes) exert a strong impact on the populations of this endangered species. The habitat depletion showed peaks that constitute the destruction of 85% of the initial area in only 20 years for some populations of L. nigricans. According to the forecast established by the model, a rapid extinction could take place and some populations may disappear as early as the year 2030. Fragmentation-cadence analysis can help identify population units of primary concern for its conservation, by means of the adoption of improved management and regulatory measures.

  4. Geographic variation in the diet of opaleye (Girella nigricans) with respect to temperature and habitat.

    Behrens, Michael D; Lafferty, Kevin D

    2012-01-01

    We studied diet variation in an omnivorous fish across its range, which allowed us to test predictions about the effect of ocean temperature and habitat on herbivory. Throughout most of its geographic range, from Southern California to central Baja California, the opaleye (Girella nigricans) fed primarily on red and green algae, but there was significant variation in the amount of algal material in the diet among sites. The proportion of algal material in the diet was related to habitat, with algae making up a larger proportion of a fish's diet in algal-dominated habitats than in urchin barrens. Independent of habitat, the proportion of algal material in the diet increased with environmental temperature. Analyses of stable isotopes revealed similar changes in trophic position and confirmed that these associations with diet persisted over relatively long time scales. The shift to a more herbivorous diet at warmer temperatures is in agreement with past laboratory studies on this species that show a diet-dependent change in performance with temperature and can indicate a diet shift across the species' geographic range to meet its physiological demands. A possible plastic response to herbivory was a longer gut relative to body size. The results of this study are consistent with past findings that associate temperature with increases in the relative diversity of herbivorous fishes in tropical parts of the ocean. PMID:23029302

  5. Structure of polysaccharides from mycelium and culture medium of Phellinus nigricans using submerged fermentation

    LI Xia; JIAO LiLi; ZHANG Xu; TIAN WenMin; CHEN Shan; ZHANG LiPing

    2008-01-01

    Two water-soluble polysaccharides, PNW1 and PNM1, were respectively isolated from the mycelium and its culture medium of Phellinus nigricans using submerged fermentation before determining their effects on inhibiting the growth of transplantable tumors in mice. The results of the pharmaceutical experiments showed that oral administration of PNW1 and PNM1 (at a dose of 400 mg/kg) inhibited the growth of tumor of mice-transplanted Sarcoma 180 in vivo. Moreover, a higher inhibition ratio of PNW1 (74.70%) was obtained as compared with PNM1 (55.84%). The averaged molecular weight of PNW1 and PNM1 was determined to be 33 and 29 kD, respectively. Both PNW1 and PNM1 were consisted of glu-cose, galactose, mannose, arabinose and fucose. The major structural features of PNW1 and PNM1 were elucidated using partial acid hydrolysis, periodate oxidation, Smith degradation,13C-NMR, me-thylation and GC-MS. On the basis of these results, the repeating units of PNW1 and PNM1 were estab-lished.

  6. Structure of polysaccharides from mycelium and culture medium of Phellinus nigricans using submerged fermentation

    2008-01-01

    Two water-soluble polysaccharides, PNW1 and PNM1, were respectively isolated from the mycelium and its culture medium of Phellinus nigricans using submerged fermentation before determining their effects on inhibiting the growth of transplantable tumors in mice. The results of the pharmaceutical experiments showed that oral administration of PNW1 and PNM1 (at a dose of 400 mg/kg) inhibited the growth of tumor of mice-transplanted Sarcoma 180 in vivo. Moreover, a higher inhibition ratio of PNW1 (74.70%) was obtained as compared with PNM1 (55.84%). The averaged molecular weight of PNW1 and PNM1 was determined to be 33 and 29 kD, respectively. Both PNW1 and PNM1 were consisted of glu- cose, galactose, mannose, arabinose and fucose. The major structural features of PNW1 and PNM1 were elucidated using partial acid hydrolysis, periodate oxidation, Smith degradation, 13C-NMR, me- thylation and GC-MS. On the basis of these results, the repeating units of PNW1 and PNM1 were estab- lished.

  7. Lepidopterismo por Hylesia Nigricans (mariposa negra: Investigación y acción preventiva en Buenos Aires Lepidopterism due to the butterfly Hylesia nigricans: Preventive research-intervention in Buenos Aires

    Ascar D. Salomón

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available En el barrio El Pato, municipio de Berazategui, provincia de Buenos Aires, se realizó una investigación-acción preventiva contra la «mariposa negra» Hylesia nigricans, luego del aumento de consultas espontáneas por dermatitis inespecífica. La incidencia pre-intervención, durante el verano del año 2001, se estimó mediante una encuesta semiestructurada. En noviembre de 2002 se roció con Bacillus thuringiensis el arbolado público, evaluándose su efecto insecticida en campo y en laboratorio. El impacto se estimó mediante una encuesta post-intervención en marzo de 2002. La distribución por edad, signos clínicos, persistencia (11 días y estacionalidad de los casos (enero-febrero 2001 fue consistente con dermatitis por H. nigricans. La mortalidad de larvas a las 96 horas del rociado fue del 100%. Las tasas de incidencia de dermatitis antes y después de la intervención fueron de 10.3% y 1.8% respectivamente. La acción coordinada de agentes nacionales, provinciales y locales permitió identificar el problema, diseñar investigaciones operacionales, y aplicar una estrategia de control preventivo, transferible por sus mismos efectores a la comunidad.A preventive research-intervention against the butterfly Hylesia nigricans was performed after an increase in spontaneous reports of nonspecific dermatitis in El Pato neighbourhood, Berazategui County, Buenos Aires Province. The overall pre-intervention incidence was estimated with a semistructured questionnaire carried out during March 2001. The trees in the street were sprayed with Bacillus thuringiensis, and the insecticide effect was evaluated both in the field and in the laboratory (November 2002. The impact was estimated with a post-intervention questionnaire during March 2002. The age distribution, clinical appearance, persistence (11 days and seasonality (January-February 2001 of the cases were consistent with dermatitis due to H. nigricans. The mortality of larvae 96 h after the

  8. Records of Myodopsylla wolffsohni wolffsohni (Rothschild, 1903) (Siphonaptera, Ischnopsyllidae) on Myotis nigricans Schinz, 1821 (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), from the State of Paraná, Southern Brazil

    Márcia Arzua; Pedro Marcos Linardi; Darci Moraes Barros-Battesti

    2002-01-01

    The flea, Myodopsylla wolffsohni wolffsohni (Rothschild, 1903), had been recorded for the first time in the State of Paraná in 1940, on the bat, Myotis levis (I. Geoffroy, 1824). Previously, this species of flea had only been recorded on Myotis nigricans, in the Amazonian region. This is the second record of M. w. wolffsohni on M. nigricans in Brazil, and the first in the State of Paraná. Although this flea has been found on undetermined Chiroptera in the State of Santa Catarina, the present ...

  9. The effect of high dilutions of Pulsatilla nigricans on the vigour of soybean seeds subjected to accelerated aging=O efeito de altas diluições de Pulsatilla nigricans no vigor de sementes de soja submetidas ao envelhecimento acelerado

    Bruno Reis

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of high dilutions of Pulsatilla nigricans in dinamisations 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30 CH on the vigour of soybean seeds subjected to accelerated aging. The experiment was conducted according to a randomised design with 6 treatments and 10 replicates. The treatments consisted of dinamisations 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30 CH and a distilled-water control. After the treatments, the seeds were subjected to accelerated aging (48h at 42ºC in a growth chamber (25 ± 2ºC. The study evaluated the germination, the length of primary roots and shoots, the fresh weight of roots and shoots and the enzymatic activity of peroxidase (POX-EC1.11.1.7. The variables were analysed by ANOVA, and the means were compared using the Scott-Knott test (p = 0.05. The germination and the fresh weight of roots and shoots of the seedlings treated with Pulsatilla nigricans were higher than the water control, except that CH 30 did not significantly increase the fresh weight of shoots. The dinamisations 6, 24 and 30 CH produced a lower primary root length compared with the control. The dinamisations 12, 18 and 30 CH yielded a greater length of shoots. The total length of seedlings was reduced by the high dilutions 6 and 24 CH.O objetivo do presente trabalho foi de avaliar o efeito de altas diluições de Pulsatilla nigricans nas dinamizações 6, 12, 18, 24 e 30 CH, no vigor de sementes de soja submetidas ao envelhecimento acelerado. O experimento foi conduzido em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com 6 tratamentos e 10 repetições. Os tratamentos foram constituídos das dinamizações 6, 12, 18, 24 e 30 CH e testemunha com água destilada. Após aplicação dos tratamentos, as sementes foram submetidas ao teste de envelhecimento acelerado (48h a 42ºC, em câmara de crescimento (25 ± 2ºC. Avaliou-se a germinação, o comprimento da raiz primária e da parte aérea, massa fresca da raiz e da parte aérea e atividade enzimática da

  10. A time series analysis of Prochilodus nigricans landings caught by small-scale fisheries in the lower stretch of the Amazon River Uma análise em séries temporais das capturas de Prochilodus nigricans pela frota artesanal no trecho inferior do Rio Amazonas

    IF. Santana; CEC. Freitas

    2013-01-01

    We developed a time series analysis using data on curimatã (Prochilodus nigricans), which landed in Santarém, a small city located on the right banks of the Amazon River. A 10-year record of monthly average catches per day of P. nigricans was analyzed using forecasting procedures in the open-source software GRETL 1.7.8. We established two models from the identifications made with the correlograms of hyperparametrization and seasonal differences. The autoregressive terms of the model reach thr...

  11. A time series analysis of Prochilodus nigricans landings caught by small-scale fisheries in the lower stretch of the Amazon River.

    Santana, I F; Freitas, C E C

    2013-02-01

    We developed a time series analysis using data on curimatã (Prochilodus nigricans), which landed in Santarém, a small city located on the right banks of the Amazon River. A 10-year record of monthly average catches per day of P. nigricans was analyzed using forecasting procedures in the open-source software GRETL 1.7.8. We established two models from the identifications made with the correlograms of hyperparametrization and seasonal differences. The autoregressive terms of the model reach three years, indicating that individuals of the species are being caught around the age of three. This may indicate that the curimatãs in the landings at Santarém from 1992 to 2002 were more than two years old, potentially a sign of a lack of fishing pressure on the lower age groups. PMID:23644788

  12. Producción de un biofertilizante a partir de un aislamiento de Azotobacter nigricans obtenido en un cultivo de Stevia rebaudiana Bert

    Daniel Borda-Molina

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Bio-fertilizer production from an isolate of Azotobacter nigricans obtained from a plantation of Stevia rebaudiana Bert. Objective.To isolate nitrogen fixing bacteria to be used in a fertilization regime of an organic agriculture program. Materials and methods. Theisolation of nitrogen fixing bacteria was done in an Ashby-benzoate medium from soil of a Stevia rebaudiana plantation. Isolates identifiedas Azotobacter nigricans were evaluated by their growth kinetics and the strain with the fastest growth was used for the production of abiofertilizer by discontinuous fermentation. The preliminary evaluation of the biofertilizer was done by its inoculation into t hree ridges ofa plantation of S. rebaudiana and yield determination was based upon biomass production and glycoside concentration. Results. Twoisolates (A5 and A6 were identified as A. nigricans based on their phenotypic and genotypic characterization. Isolate A5 was selected forpreparing the biofertilizer because it showed a better stability, pigmentation, a faster growth rate (0.1405 h-1 exponential phase of 18 hoursand an average IAA production of 38.4 mg/ml after 150 hours. The bio-fertilizer was obtained in milk medium with a cell concentration of4x1012 CFU/ml. Conclusions. The preliminary field evaluation showed a positive correlation between the increase of the glycosideconcentration in the leaves of S. rebaudiana and a higher production of biomass in response to the bio-fertilizer application.

  13. Influence of nutritive substrate and pH on catalase and peroxidase production in saprophytic fungus Rhizopus nigricans

    Tamara Barbaneagra

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Aerobic organisms are vulnerable to action of reactive oxygen species that are very noxious and may beresponsible for damage of all cellular constituents. Most organisms have developed defense mechanisms to protect cells from high levels of free radicals. The purpose of this paper is to determine the antioxidant response in fungus Rhizopus nigricans, materialized trough enzymatic activity of biochemical markers of oxidative stress – catalase and peroxidase.We followed the influence of culture medium pH and nutrient substrate on development of the two enzymes. Enzymaticassays were performed at intervals of 5, 10 and 15 days, using both fungus mycelium and culture liquid. Development of the fungus was completely inhibited at pH 2. Catalase and peroxidase production was mostly endocellular because in theculture liquid in most work variants enzymatic assay was not possible and in the remaining work variants were recordedlow values for catalase and extremely low, near to zero for peroxidase.

  14. Rounded and velvety epidermal naevus, report of a verrucous form in axillary location.

    Mestre, Tiago; Carvalho, Rodrigo; Amaro, Cristina

    2014-01-01

    Rounded and velvety epidermal naevus, naevoid acanthosis nigricans, also called the acanthosis nigricans form of epidermal naevus is an extremely rare entity, with fewer than 15 cases described in the literature. We report the case of a 23-year-old woman with asymptomatic velvety verrucous plaques on her left axilla starting at the age of 14. As far as we know this is the first case of such a verrucous form with only axillar involvement of naevoid acanthosis nigricans. We report this rare case, and we make a brief review of the clinical pathophysiology and treatment of this uncommon tumour. PMID:25406212

  15. Validación del Protocolo de Reproducción de Colossoma macropomum, Piaractus brachypomus y Prochilodus nigricans en Condiciones Controladas

    Lorgio Verdi-Olivares; Fernando Alcántara-Bocanegra; Luciano Rodríguez-Chu; Fred Chu-Koo; Pedro Ramírez-Arrarte; Salvador Tello-Martín

    2014-01-01

    Protocolos aplicados a las diferentes etapas de la reproducción  inducida: tratamiento hormonal, incubación, manejo de larvas, y manejo de alevines en los peces de consumo humano Colossoma macropomum (gamitana), Piaractus brachypomus (paco) y Prochilodus nigricans (boquichico) fueron evaluados en el marco del proyecto UNAP “Cátedra CONCYTEC en Acuicultura Tropical” con el propósito de establecer los adecuados procedimientos en la búsqueda de una óptima productividad acuícola y una mejor renta...

  16. Impact of the Processes of Total Testicular Regression and Recrudescence on the Epididymal Physiology of the Bat Myotis nigricans (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae.

    Mateus R Beguelini

    Full Text Available Myotis nigricans is a species of vespertilionid bat, whose males show two periods of total testicular regression within the same annual reproductive cycle in the northwest São Paulo State, Brazil. Studies have demonstrated that its epididymis has an elongation of the caudal portion, which stores spermatozoa during the period of testicular regression in July, but that they had no sperm during the regression in November. Thus, the aim of this study was to analyze the impact of the total testicular regression in the epididymal morphophysiology and patterns of its hormonal regulation. The results demonstrate a continuous activity of the epididymis from the Active to the Regressing periods; a morphofunctional regression of the epididymis in the Regressed period; and a slow recrudescence process. Thus, we concluded that the processes of total testicular regression and posterior recrudescence suffered by M. nigricans also impact the physiology of the epididymis, but with a delay in epididymal response. Epididymal physiology is regulated by testosterone and estrogen, through the production and secretion of testosterone by the testes, its conduction to the epididymis (mainly through luminal fluid, conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone by the 5α-reductase enzyme (mainly in epithelial cells and to estrogen by aromatase; and through the activation/deactivation of the androgen receptor and estrogen receptor α in epithelial cells, which regulate the epithelial cell morphophysiology, prevents cell death and regulates their protein expression and secretion, which ensures the maturation and storage of the spermatozoa.

  17. Genetics Home Reference: type A insulin resistance syndrome

    ... adolescence to cause abnormalities of the menstrual cycle, ovarian cysts , and other features of the disorder. This condition ... links) Encyclopedia: Acanthosis Nigricans Encyclopedia: Amenorrhea - Primary Encyclopedia: Ovarian Cysts Health Topic: Blood Sugar Health Topic: Diabetes Additional ...

  18. Genetics Home Reference: SADDAN

    ... All Open All Close All Description SADDAN (severe achondroplasia with developmental delay and acanthosis nigricans) is a ... address the diagnosis or management of SADDAN: GeneReview: Achondroplasia Genetic Testing Registry: Severe achondroplasia with developmental delay ...

  19. Reproductive and biochemical changes in obese and non obese polycystic ovary syndrome women

    Manal Ibrahim Mahmoud

    2015-03-01

    Conclusions: Overweight and obese PCOS women had significantly higher age of menarche, abortion and menstrual disturbances. Also, signs of hyperandrogenism, acanthosis nigricans were more encountered among them with higher levels of fasting glucose, fasting insulin, FSH, LH and testosterone.

  20. Androgen Excess Disorders in Women: The Severe Insulin-Resistant Hyperandrogenic Syndrome, HAIR-AN

    Kristin M. Rager

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available HAIR-AN syndrome (hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, acanthosis nigricans is a subset of the polycystic ovary syndrome, where the patients demonstrate severe insulin resistance. It is theorized that both genetic and environmental factors, such as obesity, give rise to the development of HAIR-AN. Diagnosis is primarily clinical, with laboratory values lending further support. Treatment is aimed at decreasing insulin resistance, regulating ovulation, and decreasing acne, acanthosis nigricans, and hirsutism.

  1. 高雄激素血症-胰岛素抵抗-黑棘皮病综合征1例

    马英; 卢忠

    2010-01-01

    @@ 黑棘皮病(acanthosis nigrican,AN)又称黑色角化病或色素性乳头状营养障碍,是以疣状增殖和色素加深为特点的一种少见皮肤病.介绍1例伴有高雄激素血症、胰岛素抵抗的黑棘皮病(hyperandrogenism - insulin resistance - acanthosis nigrican,HAIN-AN).

  2. Androgen Excess Disorders in Women: The Severe Insulin-Resistant Hyperandrogenic Syndrome, HAIR-AN

    Rager, Kristin M.; Omar, Hatim A.

    2006-01-01

    HAIR-AN syndrome (hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, acanthosis nigricans) is a subset of the polycystic ovary syndrome, where the patients demonstrate severe insulin resistance. It is theorized that both genetic and environmental factors, such as obesity, give rise to the development of HAIR-AN. Diagnosis is primarily clinical, with laboratory values lending further support. Treatment is aimed at decreasing insulin resistance, regulating ovulation, and decreasing acne, acanthosis nigrican...

  3. Autoimmune Hypoglycemia in a Patient with Characterization of Insulin Receptor Autoantibodies

    Chon, Suk; Choi, Moon Chan; Lee, Yun Jung; Hwang, You Cheol; Jeong, In-Kyung; Oh, Seungjoon; Ahn, Kyu Jeung; Chung, Ho Yeon; Woo, Jeong-taek; Kim, Sung-Woon; Kim, Jin-Woo; Kim, Young Seol

    2011-01-01

    Background Type B insulin resistance syndrome is a manifestation of autoantibodies to the insulin receptor that results in severe hyperglycemia and acanthosis nigricans. However, the mechanisms by which these autoantibodies induce hypoglycemia are largely unknown. In this paper, we report the case of patient with type B insulin resistance syndrome who presented with frequent severe fasting hypoglycemia and acanthosis nigricans. Methods To evaluate the mechanism of hypoglycemia, we measured th...

  4. Mise en évidence des structures de croissance pour l'estimation de l'âge individuel des poissons : exemple de Prochilodus nigricans (Prochilodidae, Characiforme)

    Panfili, Jacques; Loubens, Gérard

    1992-01-01

    Un protocole d'étude standard est proposé pour mettre en évidence les structures de croissance sur les pièces calcifiées d'une espèce nouvelle. Il débouche sur le choix d'une pièce, d'une méthode de préparation, et d'un mode de lecture, étapes préalables à une validation des marques pour une estimation de l'âge. L'exemple est donné pour #Prochilodus nigricans$, #Prochilodidae$ sud-américain. (Résumé d'auteur)

  5. Estimation de l'âge individuel de Prochilodus nigricans (Teleostei, Prochilodae) dans le Béni (Bolivie) : protocole d'étude et application

    Loubens, Gérard; Panfili, Jacques

    1992-01-01

    L'estimation de l'âge de #Prochilodus nigricans$ Agassiz, 1829 est réalisée à partir de 840 poissons pêchés de 1983 à 1987 dans les principaux milieux du réseau hydrographique de la rivière Mamoré (Béni, Bolivie). Diverses préparations et observations de pièces calcifiées (écailles, otolithes, rayon épineux dorsal et os operculaire), ainsi que les comparaisons de plusieurs lectures, ont permis de choisir l'écaille et ses marques de croissance pour estimer l'âge. Les pertes d'écailles, entraîn...

  6. Form and function of the bulbus arteriosus in yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) and blue marlin (Makaira nigricans): static properties.

    Braun, Marvin H; Brill, Richard W; Gosline, John M; Jones, David R

    2003-10-01

    The juxtaposition of heart and gills in teleost fish means that the Windkessel function characteristic of the whole mammalian arterial tree has to be subserved by the extremely short ventral aorta and bulbus arteriosus. Over the functional pressure range, arteries from blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) have J-shaped pressure-volume (P-V) loops, while bulbi from the same species have r-shaped P-V loops, with a steep initial rise followed by a compliant plateau phase. The steep initial rise in pressure is due to the geometry of the lumen. The interactions between radius, pressure and tension require a large initial pressure to open the bulbar lumen for flow. The plateau is due to the unique organization of the bulbar wall. The large elastin:collagen ratio, limited amount of collagen arranged circumferentially, lack of elastin lamellae and low hydrophobicity of the elastin itself all combine to lower stiffness, increase extensibility and allow efficient recoil. Even though the modulus of bulbus material is much lower than that of an artery, at large volumes the overall stiffness of the bulbus increases rapidly. The morphological features that give rise to the special inflation characteristics of the bulbus help to extend flow and maintain pressure during diastole. PMID:12939364

  7. Validación del Protocolo de Reproducción de Colossoma macropomum, Piaractus brachypomus y Prochilodus nigricans en Condiciones Controladas

    Lorgio Verdi-Olivares

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Protocolos aplicados a las diferentes etapas de la reproducción  inducida: tratamiento hormonal, incubación, manejo de larvas, y manejo de alevines en los peces de consumo humano Colossoma macropomum (gamitana, Piaractus brachypomus (paco y Prochilodus nigricans (boquichico fueron evaluados en el marco del proyecto UNAP “Cátedra CONCYTEC en Acuicultura Tropical” con el propósito de establecer los adecuados procedimientos en la búsqueda de una óptima productividad acuícola y una mejor rentabilidad económica en Loreto. Con este objetivo se utilizaron como inductores: para gamitana, Pituitaria de Carpa con dosis total de 6,0 mg/kg en hembras y 2,0 mg/kg en machos; Para machos y hembras de paco, Conceptal en dosis total de 2,6 ml/kg en hembras y 1,0 ml/kg en machos; y para boquichico, Pituitaria de Carpa con dosis total de 4,0 mg/kg en hembras y 2,0 mg/kg en machos. El desove se produjo en 11±2 horas; la eclosión ocurre después de 22 horas a partir de la fecundación, con  tasas promedios superiores al 70% y tasas de sobrevivencia, aún cundo por debajo del 50%, garantiza una alta producción de alevines.

  8. Complete genome sequence and lifestyle of black-pigmented Corynebacterium aurimucosum ATCC 700975 (formerly C. nigricans CN-1 isolated from a vaginal swab of a woman with spontaneous abortion

    Gartemann Karl-Heinz

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Corynebacterium aurimucosum is a slightly yellowish, non-lipophilic, facultative anaerobic member of the genus Corynebacterium and predominantly isolated from human clinical specimens. Unusual black-pigmented variants of C. aurimucosum (originally named as C. nigricans continue to be recovered from the female urogenital tract and they are associated with complications during pregnancy. C. aurimucosum ATCC 700975 (C. nigricans CN-1 was originally isolated from a vaginal swab of a 34-year-old woman who experienced a spontaneous abortion during month six of pregnancy. For a better understanding of the physiology and lifestyle of this potential urogenital pathogen, the complete genome sequence of C. aurimucosum ATCC 700975 was determined. Results Sequencing and assembly of the C. aurimucosum ATCC 700975 genome yielded a circular chromosome of 2,790,189 bp in size and the 29,037-bp plasmid pET44827. Specific gene sets associated with the central metabolism of C. aurimucosum apparently provide enhanced metabolic flexibility and adaptability in aerobic, anaerobic and low-pH environments, including gene clusters for the uptake and degradation of aromatic amines, L-histidine and L-tartrate as well as a gene region for the formation of selenocysteine and its incorporation into formate dehydrogenase. Plasmid pET44827 codes for a non-ribosomal peptide synthetase that plays the pivotal role in the synthesis of the characteristic black pigment of C. aurimucosum ATCC 700975. Conclusions The data obtained by the genome project suggest that C. aurimucosum could be both a resident of the human gut and possibly a pathogen in the female genital tract causing complications during pregnancy. Since hitherto all black-pigmented C. aurimucosum strains have been recovered from female genital source, biosynthesis of the pigment is apparently required for colonization by protecting the bacterial cells against the high hydrogen peroxide concentration in

  9. Influência do rio Negro sobre o status nutricional de juvenis de curimatã Prochilodus nigricans (Characiformes; Prochilodontidae no médio rio Solimões-Amazonas, Brasil Influence of river Negro on nutritional status of curimatã Prochilodus nigricans (Characiformes; Prochilodontidae juveniles in the middle river Solimões-Amazonas, Brazil

    Carlos Eduardo Mounic-Silva

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available As diferenças limnológicas entre as águas pretas do rio Negro e as águas brancas do rio Solimões-Amazonas podem ter influência sobre o status nutricional de peixes detritívoros pela diferença nas fontes dos recursos alimentares entre estes sistemas. Para verificar a influência do rio Negro sobre o status nutricional de juvenis de curimatã Prochilodus nigricans foi medida a condutividade em pontos de amostragem e estimado o fator de condição (K, a partir da relação peso/comprimento dos juvenis em três áreas de inundação do médio rio Solimões-Amazonas: (1 com influência do rio Negro, próxima a Manaus; (2 sem influência do rio Negro, próxima a Manaus e (3 sem influência do rio Negro, em um trecho do Solimões-Amazonas 500 km a montante de Manaus. A condutividade nos pontos de amostragem com influência do rio Negro foi significativamente menor do que as outras áreas e o K dos juvenis de águas com influência do rio Negro foi significativamente maior. A alta seletividade do curimatã pode dificultar a assimilação de itens alimentares quando estes estão em alta abundância. Em adição, as águas pretas possuem detritos com alto potencial de assimilação devido à sua qualidade protéica, o que demonstra a grande importância das florestas inundadas por água pretas para os detritívoros amazônicos.The limnological differences between the black waters of the Negro river and the white waters of the Solimões-Amazonas river can influence the nutritional status of detritivorous fishes by the difference in the food sources between these systems. To check the influence of the Negro river on the nutritional status of curimatã juveniles Prochilodus nigricans we estimated the conductivity in the sampling points and condition factor (K, from weight/length relationship of the juveniles in three flooding areas of the middle Solimões-Amazon river: (1 with Negro river influence, near Manaus (2 without Negro river influence, near

  10. Treatment of Type B Insulin Resistance: A Novel Approach to Reduce Insulin Receptor Autoantibodies

    "R. Malek; Chong, A. Y.; Lupsa, B. C.; Lungu, A. O.; Cochran, E. K.; Soos, M. A.; Semple, R.K.; Balow, J E; Gorden, P

    2010-01-01

    Background: Type B insulin resistance belongs to a class of diseases caused by an autoantibody to a cell surface receptor. Blockade of insulin action results in hyperglycemia, hypercatabolism, severe acanthosis nigricans, and hyperandrogenism in women. This rare autoimmune disorder has been treated with various forms of immunosuppression with mixed success.

  11. Polycystic ovarian syndrome

    Nina Madnani; Kaleem Khan; Phulrenu Chauhan; Girish Parmar

    2013-01-01

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a "multispeciality" disorder suspected in patients with irregular menses and clinical signs of hyperandrogenism such as acne, seborrhoea, hirsutism, irregular menses, infertility, and alopecia. Recently, PCOS has been associated with the metabolic syndrome. Patients may develop obesity, insulin resistance, acanthosis nigricans, Type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemias, hypertension, non-alcoholic liver disease, and obstructive sleep apnoea. Good clinical examinatio...

  12. Melasma

    ... resources Meet our partners Español Donate Diseases and treatments Acne and rosacea Bumps and growths Color problems Contagious skin diseases ... problems Melasma public SPOT Skin Cancer™ Diseases and treatments Acne and rosacea Bumps and growths Color problems Acanthosis nigricans Melasma ...

  13. Tinea Versicolor

    ... resources Meet our partners Español Donate Diseases and treatments Acne and rosacea Bumps and growths Color problems Contagious skin diseases ... Tinea versicolor public SPOT Skin Cancer™ Diseases and treatments Acne and rosacea Bumps and growths Color problems Acanthosis nigricans Melasma ...

  14. Disease: H00942 [KEGG MEDICUS

    Full Text Available S can include acanthosis nigricans, polycystic ovarian disease, hirsutism, precoc...ity, pineal hyperplasia, and thick nails. Endocrine disease hsa04520(3643) Adherens junction hsa04910(3643) ...09 (description, gene) Musso C, Cochran E, Moran SA, Skarulis MC, Oral EA, Taylor S, Gorden P Clinical course of genetic disea

  15. Neurofibromatosis, Down's syndrome, and acquired abnormalities.

    Ali, Syed Yousuf; Manne, Vimala; Manne, Ranjit; Himani, Chennamaneni

    2016-01-01

    We report a patient with Down's syndrome and neurofibromatosis who presented with a keloid, sebaceous cyst and acanthosis nigricans, along with dental and ophthalmological defects. The coexistence of neurofibromatosis type 1 and Down's syndrome which are two unrelated genetic conditions is itself a rarity. PMID:27294059

  16. Neurofibromatosis, Down's syndrome, and acquired abnormalities

    Syed Yousuf Ali

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a patient with Down's syndrome and neurofibromatosis who presented with a keloid, sebaceous cyst and acanthosis nigricans, along with dental and ophthalmological defects. The coexistence of neurofibromatosis type 1 and Down's syndrome which are two unrelated genetic conditions is itself a rarity.

  17. Neurofibromatosis, Down's syndrome, and acquired abnormalities

    Ali, Syed Yousuf; Manne, Vimala; Manne, Ranjit; Himani, Chennamaneni

    2016-01-01

    We report a patient with Down's syndrome and neurofibromatosis who presented with a keloid, sebaceous cyst and acanthosis nigricans, along with dental and ophthalmological defects. The coexistence of neurofibromatosis type 1 and Down's syndrome which are two unrelated genetic conditions is itself a rarity. PMID:27294059

  18. Concentrations of cadmium, cobalt, lead, nickel, and zinc in blood and fillets of northern hog sucker (Hypentelium nigricans) from streams contaminated by lead-zinc mining: implications for monitoring.

    Schmitt, C J; Brumbaugh, W G; May, T W

    2009-04-01

    Lead (Pb) and other metals can accumulate in northern hog sucker (Hypentelium nigricans) and other suckers (Catostomidae), which are harvested in large numbers from Ozark streams by recreational fishers. Suckers are also important in the diets of piscivorous wildlife and fishes. Suckers from streams contaminated by historic Pb-zinc (Zn) mining in southeastern Missouri are presently identified in a consumption advisory because of Pb concentrations. We evaluated blood sampling as a potentially nonlethal alternative to fillet sampling for Pb and other metals in northern hog sucker. Scaled, skin-on, bone-in "fillet" and blood samples were obtained from northern hog suckers (n = 75) collected at nine sites representing a wide range of conditions relative to Pb-Zn mining in southeastern Missouri. All samples were analyzed for cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), Pb, nickel (Ni), and Zn. Fillets were also analyzed for calcium as an indicator of the amount of bone, skin, and mucus included in the samples. Pb, Cd, Co, and Ni concentrations were typically higher in blood than in fillets, but Zn concentrations were similar in both sample types. Concentrations of all metals except Zn were typically higher at sites located downstream from active and historic Pb-Zn mines and related facilities than at nonmining sites. Blood concentrations of Pb, Cd, and Co were highly correlated with corresponding fillet concentrations; log-log linear regressions between concentrations in the two sample types explained 94% of the variation for Pb, 73-83% of the variation for Co, and 61% of the variation for Cd. In contrast, relations for Ni and Zn explained <12% of the total variation. Fillet Pb and calcium concentrations were correlated (r = 0.83), but only in the 12 fish from the most contaminated site; concentrations were not significantly correlated across all sites. Conversely, fillet Cd and calcium were correlated across the range of sites (r = 0.78), and the inclusion of calcium in the fillet

  19. Concentrations of cadmium, Cobalt, Lead, Nickel, and Zinc in Blood and Fillets of Northern Hog Sucker (Hypentelium nigricans) from streams contaminated by lead-Zinc mining: Implications for monitoring

    Schmitt, C.J.; Brumbaugh, W.G.; May, T.W.

    2009-01-01

    Lead (Pb) and other metals can accumulate in northern hog sucker (Hypentelium nigricans) and other suckers (Catostomidae), which are harvested in large numbers from Ozark streams by recreational fishers. Suckers are also important in the diets of piscivorous wildlife and fishes. Suckers from streams contaminated by historic Pb-zinc (Zn) mining in southeastern Missouri are presently identified in a consumption advisory because of Pb concentrations. We evaluated blood sampling as a potentially nonlethal alternative to fillet sampling for Pb and other metals in northern hog sucker. Scaled, skin-on, bone-in "fillet" and blood samples were obtained from northern hog suckers (n = 75) collected at nine sites representing a wide range of conditions relative to Pb-Zn mining in southeastern Missouri. All samples were analyzed for cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), Pb, nickel (Ni), and Zn. Fillets were also analyzed for calcium as an indicator of the amount of bone, skin, and mucus included in the samples. Pb, Cd, Co, and Ni concentrations were typically higher in blood than in fillets, but Zn concentrations were similar in both sample types. Concentrations of all metals except Zn were typically higher at sites located downstream from active and historic Pb-Zn mines and related facilities than at nonmining sites. Blood concentrations of Pb, Cd, and Co were highly correlated with corresponding fillet concentrations; log-log linear regressions between concentrations in the two sample types explained 94% of the variation for Pb, 73-83% of the variation for Co, and 61% of the variation for Cd. In contrast, relations for Ni and Zn explained contaminated site; concentrations were not significantly correlated across all sites. Conversely, fillet Cd and calcium were correlated across the range of sites (r = 0.78), and the inclusion of calcium in the fillet-to-blood relation explained an additional 12% of the total variation in fillet Cd. Collectively, the results indicate that blood sampling

  20. Dermatologic manifestation of hyperandrogenism: a retrospective chart review.

    Clark, Charlotte M; Rudolph, Jennifer; Gerber, Donald A; Glick, Sharon; Shalita, Alan R; Lowenstein, Eve J

    2014-01-01

    Several studies have described a wide spectrum of hyperandrogenism diseases, many of which are difficult to distinguish from each other. In order to better understand diseases of hyperandrogenism, the authors performed a retrospective study of the cutaneous features and metabolic findings in women with hyperandrogenism. A retrospective chart analysis compiled by three dermatologists in both academic and private settings was performed, including patients presenting with > or = 2 manifestations of hyperandrogenism. Relevant dermatologic and associated manifestations and laboratory and imaging study findings were reviewed. Moderate to severe acne was the most common manifestation. Other common manifestations that patients first presented with include hirsutism, acanthosis nigricans, androgenic alopecia, and skin tags. Oligomenorrhea was the most common systemic presenting sign. Statistical analysis of various clinical markers revealed correlations with hyperandrogenemia. Acanthosis nigricans and hirsutism were found to be useful clinical markers for hyperandrogenism, whereas androgenic alopecia was not. This study provides some insights into the presentation and diverse manifestations seen in hyperandrogenism. PMID:24933845

  1. RABSON-MENDENHALL SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT

    Mohammad Reza ALAEI

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by growth retardation, dysmorphisms, lack of subcutaneous fat, acanthosis nigricans, enlarged genitalia, hirsutism, dysplastic dentition, coarse facial features, paradoxical fasting hypoglycemia, postprandial hyperglycemia, extreme hyperinsulinemia and pineal hyperplasia. Herein, we described a 10- year-old girl with physical features of the Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome that was presented with polyuria. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome from Iran.

  2. Comparative study of clinical profile of lean and obese polycystic ovary syndrome women

    Akshaya S.

    2016-08-01

    Conclusions: More than half of women with PCOS were obese. The clinical features like menstrual disturbances, infertility, hirsutism, acne and acanthosis nigricans were present in most of PCOS women irrespective of weight. It is noteworthy that even modest weight loss through diet interventions and increased physical activity has favourable effects on reproductive outcome in PCOS. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(8.000: 2530-2533

  3. Multiple Consequences of a Single Amino Acid Pathogenic RTK Mutation: The A391E Mutation in FGFR3

    Chen, Fenghao; Sarabipour, Sarvenaz; Hristova, Kalina

    2013-01-01

    The A391E mutation in fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) is the genetic cause for Crouzon syndrome with Acanthosis Nigricans. Here we investigate the effect of this mutation on FGFR3 activation in HEK 293 T cells over a wide range of fibroblast growth factor 1 concentrations using a physical-chemical approach that deconvolutes the effects of the mutation on dimerization, ligand binding, and efficiency of phosphorylation. It is believed that the mutation increases FGFR3 dimerization, ...

  4. Type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome and the insulin resistance syndrome in adolescents: Are they one big iceberg?

    Dean, Heather J.; Sellers, Elizabeth AC

    2002-01-01

    Obesity in children may cause overt clinical disease in childhood. The complex endocrine and metabolic changes of obesity and insulin resistance in adolescents result in hyperinsulinemia, dyslipidemia, hypertension, steatohepatitis, glucose intolerance, type 2 diabetes, acanthosis nigricans and ovarian hyperandrogenemia, commonly known as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Type 2 diabetes and PCOS in adolescents are new endocrine diseases in this age group that require unique approaches to d...

  5. Clinical characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome in Indian women

    Ramanand, Sunita J; Balasaheb B Ghongane; Jaiprakash B Ramanand; Milind H Patwardhan; Ghanghas, Ravi R.; Suyog S. Jain

    2013-01-01

    Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is common diagnosis in women presenting with infertility. All the dimensions of PCOS have not been completely explored. Many studies have tried to characterize the exact presentation of the disease. In this study we studied clinical features of PCOS in Indian women to characterize different phenotypes of this syndrome. Prevalence of acanthosis nigricans (AN) as surrogate marker of insulin resistance, obesity, hirsutism and hypothyroidism in PCOS wo...

  6. Berardinelli–Seip syndrome: highlight of treatment challenge

    Ferraria, Nélia; Pedrosa, Cristina; Amaral, Daniela; Lopes, Lurdes

    2013-01-01

    Berardinelli–Seip congenital lipodystrophy (BSCL) syndrome is a rare autosomal-recessive disease characterised by lipoatrophy and associated with deregulations of glycidic and lipid metabolism. We report three BSCL cases with its typical clinical picture and complications. Clinically, they all show marked atrophy of adipose tissue, acromegaly, acanthosis nigricans and tall stature. Two cases present attention deficit hyperactivity and developmental learning disorders; another patient has hype...

  7. Successful Treatment of Type B Insulin Resistance With Rituximab

    Manikas, Emmanouil-Dimitrios; Isaac, Iona; Semple, Robert K.; Malek, Rana; Führer, Dagmar; Moeller, Lars C.

    2015-01-01

    Context: Type B insulin resistance is a very rare disease caused by autoantibodies against the insulin receptor. The mortality of type B insulin resistance is high (>50%), and management of this disease is not yet standardized. We report the successful treatment of a patient with type B insulin resistance with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, and prednisone. Case Description: A 45-year-old woman presented with unintended weight loss of 20 kg, unusually widespread acanthosis nigricans, and glucose...

  8. Chronic Pruritus: a Paraneoplastic Sign

    Yosipovitch, Gil

    2010-01-01

    Chronic itch could be a presenting sign of malignancy. Pruritus of lymphoma is the common prototype of paraneoplastic itch and can precede other clinical signs by weeks and months. Paraneopalstic pruritus has also been associated with solid tumors and is an important clinical symptom in paraneoplastic skin diseases such as erythroderma, Grovers disease, malignant acanthosis nigricans, generalized granuloma annulare, Bazex syndrome and dermatomyositis. In any case with high index of suspicion ...

  9. Feeding of blue marlin Makaira nigricans off Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

    Leonardo Abitia-Cárdenas; Dana Arizmendi-Rodríguez; Napoleón Gudiño-González; Felipe Galván-Magaña

    2010-01-01

    We analyzed the stomach contents of 52 blue marlins caught between October 2002 and October 2004 by the sport-fishing fleet of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, in the gulf of California, Mexico. Blue marlin feed on 15 food items. According to the index of relative importance (IRI), the most important prey were the frigate or bullet mackerel Auxis spp. (52%) and jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (30%).

  10. Feeding of Blue Marlin Makaira Nigricans off Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

    Abitia Cárdenas, Leonardo Andrés; Arizmendi Rodríguez, Dana; Gudiño González, Napoleón; Galván Magaña, Felipe

    2010-01-01

    Se analiza el contenido estomacal de 52 marlines azules capturados por la flota de pesca deportiva que operó en el área de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, en el golfo de California, México, durante el periodo octubre 2002 a octubre 2004. El marlín azul se alimenta de 15 categorías alimenticias (ítemes), de las cuales las más importantes de acuerdo al índice de importancia relativa (IRI), fueron el pez melva Auxis spp. (52%) y el calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas (30%).ABSTRACTWe analyzed the stomach content...

  11. Claviceps nigricans and Claviceps grohii: their alkaloids and phylogenetic placement

    Pažoutová, Sylvie; Olšovská, Jana; Šulc, Miroslav; Chudíčková, Milada; Flieger, Miroslav

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 71, č. 6 (2008), s. 1085-1088. ISSN 0021-8995 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC07017 Grant ostatní: US(US) Sorghum, Millet and Other Grains CRSP (USAID) Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50200510 Keywords : ergot fungi * alkaloid * uplc Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 1.187, year: 2008

  12. Evaluation of Skin Findings in Adult Obese Dermatology Outpatients

    Hilal

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: The relationship between systemic diseases and obesity is well-known, but the dermatological effects of obesity are ignored. In the literature, a few articles have appeared concerning the skin findings related to obesity. Our objective was to evaluate the skin findings in obese patients who applied to dermatology outpatient clinic and to compare obese and non-obese outpatients. Material and Method: A total 640 patients (300-in study group, 340-in control group were included in the study. All subjects were asked questions about socio-demographic features and presence of coexisting systemic diseases. Body mass index was calculated, dermatologic examination was performed, and diagnosis was recorded. Data were evaluated statistically. Results: Three-hundred obese patients (study group; 229 females, 71 males, mean age: 45.89 years and 340 non-obese outpatients (control group; 160 females, 180 males, mean age: 38.99 years were included in our study. There were more females in the study group and the mean age was higher than the control group. Most common skin findings of obese patients were: Skin tag (53.3%, plantar hyperkeratosis (29.6%, fungal infections (25.3%, striae (20.3% and acanthosis nigricans (15.3%. Fungal infections, intertrigo, varicose veins and keratosis pilaris were more common in females than males in the study group. Within the study group, patients with skin tag, acanthosis nigricans and plantar hyperkeratosis had higher BMI.Conclusion: Skin tag, plantar hyperkeratosis, fungal infections, striae and acanthosis nigricans were found to be the most common skin diseases in obese patients in our study. Studies related with pathophysiologic features of the skin of obese patients will give more information about the development and treatment of these diseases. (Turk­derm 2011; 45: 184-7

  13. POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN DISEASE: A DERMATOLOGIST’S VIEWPOINT

    Hassan Iffat

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS is a common condition characterized by menstrual abnormalities and clinical or biochemical features of hyperandrogenism. Features of PCOS may manifest at any age, ranging from childhood (premature puberty, teenage years (hirsutism, menstrual irregularities, early adulthood and middle life (infertility, glucose intolerance to later life (diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Cutaneous manifestations of PCOS are protean and include hirsutism, acne, androgenic alopecia and acanthosis nigricans. Treatment of cutaneous manifestations of PCOS requires a coordinated team approach. A combination of drug therapy, counseling and cosmetic procedures can maximize the results.

  14. Antibody against the insulin receptor causes disappearance of insulin receptors in 3T3-L1 cells: a possible explanation of antibody-induced insulin resistance.

    Grunfeld, C.

    1984-01-01

    The effect of a rabbit antibody induced against the rat insulin receptor (RAR) was tested using cultured 3T3-L1 fat cells. As previously seen with antibodies against the insulin receptor from patients with the type B syndrome of insulin resistance and acanthosis nigricans, RAR acutely mimicked the action of insulin by stimulating deoxyglucose uptake. After prolonged exposure of 3T3-L1 cells to RAR, insulinomimetic activity was lost and the cells became resistant to the action of insulin. This...

  15. RABSON-MENDENHALL SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT

    Mohammad Reza ALAEI

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by growth retardation, dysmorphisms, lack of subcutaneous fat, acanthosis nigricans, enlarged genitalia, hirsutism, dysplastic dentition, coarse facial features, paradoxical fasting hypoglycemia, postprandial hyperglycemia, extreme hyperinsulinemia and pineal hyperplasia. Herein, we described a 10- year-old girl with physical features of the Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome that was presented with polyuria. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome from Iran.Keywords:Diabetes, Hirsutism, Insulin resistance, Clitoromegaly

  16. Clinical Profiles, Occurrence, and Management of Adolescent Patients with HAIR-AN Syndrome

    Omar, Hatim A.; Stephanie Logsdon; Jessica Richards

    2004-01-01

    The syndrome of hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, and acanthosis nigricans (HAIR-AN) is a subphenotype of the polycystic ovary syndrome. It is one of the most common causes of menstrual problems, hyperandrogenic symptoms, and insulin resistance among young women. Review of clinical data in an outpatient adolescent clinic showed that of the 1,002 young women (ages 10—21 years) attending the clinic over a 2-year period, 50 (5%) were diagnosed with HAIR-AN syndrome. Mean age of the patients ...

  17. Autoimmune Hypoglycemia in a Patient with Characterization of Insulin Receptor Autoantibodies

    Suk Chon

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundType B insulin resistance syndrome is a manifestation of autoantibodies to the insulin receptor that results in severe hyperglycemia and acanthosis nigricans. However, the mechanisms by which these autoantibodies induce hypoglycemia are largely unknown. In this paper, we report the case of patient with type B insulin resistance syndrome who presented with frequent severe fasting hypoglycemia and acanthosis nigricans.MethodsTo evaluate the mechanism of hypoglycemia, we measured the inhibition of insulin binding to erythrocytes and IM9 lymphocytes in a sample of the patient's dialyzed serum before and after immunosuppressive therapy.ResultsIn the patient's pre-treatment serum IgG, the binding of 125I-insulin to erythrocytes was markedly inhibited in a dose-dependent manner until the cold insulin level reached 10-9 mol/L. We also observed dose-dependent inhibition of insulin binding to IM9 lymphocytes, which reached approximately 82% inhibition and persisted even when diluted 1:20. After treatment with glucocorticoids, insulin-erythrocyte binding activity returned to between 70% and 80% of normal, while the inhibition of insulin-lymphocyte binding was reduced by 17%.ConclusionWe treated a patient with type B insulin resistance syndrome showing recurrent fasting hypoglycemia with steroids and azathioprine. We characterized the patient's insulin receptor antibodies by measuring the inhibition of insulin binding.

  18. Correlation of skin changes with hormonal changes in polycystic ovarian syndrome: A cross-sectional study clinical study

    B Vijaya Gowri

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS is a heterogenous collection of signs and symptoms that when gathered, form a spectrum of disorder with disturbance of reproductive, endocrine and metabolic functions. Aim: The aim of this study is to correlate the skin manifestations with hormonal changes and to know the incidence and prevalence of skin manifestations in patients with PCOS. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 patients with PCOS were examined during 1 year time period from May 2008 P to May 2009. Detailed clinical history was taken from each patient. PCOS was diagnosed on the basis of ultrasonography. Hormonal assays included fasting blood sugar, postprandial blood sugar, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone, dehydroepiandrostenedione, prolactin, free testosterone, fasting lipid profile and sex hormone binding globulin. The results obtained were statistically correlated. Results: In our study, the prevalence of cutaneous manifestations was 90%. Of all the cutaneous manifestations acne was seen in highest percentage (67.5%, followed by hirsutism (62.5%, seborrhea (52.5%, androgenetic alopecia (AGA (30%, acanthosis nigricans (22.5% and acrochordons (10%. Fasting insulin levels was the most common hormonal abnormality seen in both acne and hirsutism, whereas AGA was associated with high testosterone levels. Conclusion: The prevalence of cutaneous manifestations in PCOS was 90%. Hirsutism, acne, seborrhea, acanthosis nigricans and acrochordons were associated with increased levels of fasting insulin, whereas AGA showed higher levels of serum testosterone.

  19. A STUDY ON CUTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN SOUTH INDIA

    Maripati

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Endocrinological disorders occasionally present with cutaneous manifestations. Thyroid hormonal abnormalities are frequently associated with abnormalities of the skin, hair and the nails. AIM: To study the various dermatological manifestations of hypothy roidism and to identify various associations with hypothyroidism in a tertiary hospital in South India from September 2014 to March 2015. RESULTS : In a total of 56 patients studied, cutaneous changes were seen in 83.92 percent of the patients. Male is to f emale ratio of hypothyroid patients studied was 1:4.6. 17.85 percent of the total patients were males and 66.07 percent of the female patients showed cutaneous features of hypothyroidism. The commonest general symptoms seen in our study were weight gain an d fatigue. Xerosis/Ichthyosis, pedal oedema, facial puffiness and hair changes were the common cutaneous features seen in our study. Urticaria, vitiligo, acanthosis nigricans, melasma and pemphigus foliaceous were the few cutaneous associations of hypothyr oidism in our study whereas diabetes mellitus, microcytic hypochromic anaemia and hyper - cholesterolaemia were the systemic features associated with hypothyroidism in our study. CONCLUSION : Patient with hypothyroidism most commonly present with xerosis/icht hyosis and pedal oedema and more commonly associated with urticaria, vitiligo, acanthosis nigricans and melasma.

  20. Menarquia y factores asociados Menarche and associated factors

    Wendy Valdés Gómez

    2013-04-01

    demographically the adolescents under study; to evaluate them from the nutritional viewpoint by using the body mass index and the waist circumference, as well as to identify the association among menarche, race, low birthweight, overweight, abdominal obesity and presence of acanthosis nigricans. Methods: a cross-sectional, observational and descriptive study was conducted in "Jose Maria Heredia" junior high school from June 2010 to January 2011. The population was made up of 85 adolescents, who were asked about menarche, were anthropometrically measured and searched for acanthosis nigricans. Results: the average age of female adolescents was 12.05 years. Menarche was experienced by 63.5% of them and the average age of onset was 11.00±0.801 years. In this group, 17.6 % presented with overweight, 34.1 % with abdominal adiposity and 12.9 % had acanthosis nigricans, all of these factors statistically associated with the onset of menarche. Conclusions: most of the female adolescents experienced menarche at early ages; they were Caucasians and showed a high risk of developing overweight, abdominal obesity and clinical signs of insulin-resistance. The onset of menarche was not affected by low birthweight.

  1. Pseudoacromegaly in congenital generalised lipodystrophy (Berardinelli-Seip syndrome).

    Chakraborty, Partha Pratim; Datta, Saumik; Mukhopadhyay, Satinath; Chowdhury, Subhankar

    2016-01-01

    Pseudoacromegaly, or acromegaloidism, is characterised by a clinical appearance mimicking acromegaly in the absence of documented hypersomatotropism or past exposure to excess growth hormone. It can develop secondary to a number of congenital and acquired conditions of which severe insulin resistance is an important example. Lipodystrophy syndromes are a group of rare disorders of which autosomal recessive congenital generalised lipodystrophy is the most common type. Patients with this disorder are predisposed to insulin resistance and its associated complications such as diabetes mellitus, hypertriglyceridaemia, fatty liver, polycystic ovaries and acanthosis nigricans. Elevated circulating insulin levels in these patients rarely can give rise to soft tissue and bony overgrowth, with resultant acromegaloidism. We report an adolescent girl presenting with unusual prominence of her hands and feet; a thorough evaluation ultimately revealed a diagnosis of congenital generalised lipodystrophy. PMID:27068725

  2. Metabolic Syndrome in Childhood: Rare Case of Alstrom Syndrome with Blindness.

    Ahmad, Afzal; D'Souza, Benedicta; Yadav, Charu; Agarwal, Ashish; Kumar, Anand; Nandini, M; D'Souza, Vivian; Poornima, A M; Kamath, Nutan

    2016-10-01

    Alstrom's syndrome (AS) is a rare autosomal recessive ciliopathic condition affecting 1:10,00,000 children. It's a single gene disorder of ALMS1 on chromosome 2 with multisystem involvement with cone-rod retinal dystrophy causing juvenile blindness, obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 Diabetes mellitus, hypogonadism and sensorineural hearing loss. Till now only 800 patients with this disorder has been identified so far. In this report, we describe the case of a 9-year old male boy from south India. He had been initially referred for polyphagia, polyuria, polydipsia, generalized weakness from 1 weeks. On examination he was demonstrated features suggestive of AS, including blindness, obesity, type 2 diabetes, altered lipid profile, hypogonadism, acanthosis nigricans, seborrheic dermatitis, right ear discharge and episodes of respiratory tract infections. So, diagnosis of AS is critical as it can easily be overlooked because of the many features associated with metabolic syndrome starting at age 7, a relatively early age. PMID:27605748

  3. Berardinelli–Seip syndrome type 2 – An Egyptian child

    Rabah M. Shawky

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available We report a 2.5 year old male, first in order of birth of first cousin consanguineous parents with the typical features of Berardinelli–Seip congenital lipodystrophy 2 (BSCL2 since birth with moderate mental retardation. He had generalized lipodystrophy with various dermatologic and systemic manifestations. The patient looked older than his age with the loss of buccal pad of fat, hypertrichosis mainly on the back and lower limbs, thick scalp hair, mild prognathism, large hands and feet with prominent joints and muscular hypertrophy. Acanthosis nigricans was evident over the neck and both axillae inspite of the normal level of sugar and insulin. The abdomen was markedly prominent with mild hepatosplenomegaly and enlarged external genitals. Echo-cardiography demonstrated cardiac hypertrophy. Triglyceride level was high with reduced high density lipoproteins (HDL.

  4. Treatment of Abnormal Glucose Regulation and Huge Ovarian Cysts with High Dose Insulin Glargine in an Infant with Leprechaunism - Case Report

    Ayşe Yasemin Çelik

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Leprechaunism is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the insulin receptor gene. In this report; we present a 75 days old infant with leprecahunism treated by high dose insulin glargine.Case Report: Yetmiş day old girl was diagnosed as leprechaunism because of the hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis and dysmorphic appearance. Huge cysts with multiple septa were determined in her ovaries. High dose insulin glargine were adjusted to achieve target blood glucose regulation. Huge ovarian cysts resolved by this treatment.Conclusion: Leprechaunism is characterized by intra-uterine and postnatal growth restriction, lipo-atrophy, characteristic facial features, severe acanthosis nigricans, abnormal glucose homeostasis, clitoromegaly and hirsutism. It is usually fatal within the 1st year of life because of diabetic ketoacidosis or recurrent infections. (Journal of Current Pediatrics 2010; 8: 119-22

  5. FGFR3-related condition: a skeletal dysplasia with similarities to thanatophoric dysplasia and SADDAN due to Lys650Met.

    Farmakis, Shannon G; Shinawi, Marwan; Miller-Thomas, Michelle; Radmanesh, Alireza; Herman, Thomas E

    2015-03-01

    Mutations in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene account for six related skeletal dysplasia conditions: achondroplasia, hypochondroplasia, thanatophoric dysplasia types 1 and 2, SADDAN (severe achondroplasia with developmental delay and acanthosis nigricans), and platyspondylic lethal skeletal dysplasia, San Diego type. This group of disorders has very characteristic clinical and radiologic features, which distinguish them from other skeletal dysplasias. They display a spectrum of severity in the skeletal findings, ranging from relatively mild hypochondroplasia to lethal thanatophoric dysplasia. We report a patient who has the missense FGFR3 mutation, Lys650Met, previously reported in association only with SADDAN, who exhibits some findings similar to both thanatophoric dysplasia (types 1 and 2) in addition to those findings characteristic of SADDAN. PMID:25119967

  6. Polycystic ovarian syndrome

    Nina Madnani

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS is a "multispeciality" disorder suspected in patients with irregular menses and clinical signs of hyperandrogenism such as acne, seborrhoea, hirsutism, irregular menses, infertility, and alopecia. Recently, PCOS has been associated with the metabolic syndrome. Patients may develop obesity, insulin resistance, acanthosis nigricans, Type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemias, hypertension, non-alcoholic liver disease, and obstructive sleep apnoea. Good clinical examination with hematological and radiological investigations is required for clinical evaluation. Management is a combined effort involving a dermatologist, endocrinologist, gynecologist, and nutritionist. Morbidity in addition includes a low "self image" and poor quality of life. Long term medications and lifestyle changes are essential for a successful outcome. This article focuses on understanding the normal and abnormal endocrine functions involved in the pathogenesis of PCOS. Proper diagnosis and management of the patient is discussed.

  7. HAILEY - HAILEY DISEASE : 2 CASE REPORTS

    Nilofar

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Hailey - Hailey disease is an autosomal dominant acantholytic disorder relatively uncommon in India. It is characterized by painful, pruritic, foul smelling vesicles and bullous lesions with erosions in intertriginous areas such as the neck, axillae, inframammary areas and groin. The defect in ATPC2 gene leads to calcium channel dysfunction which results in defect in epidermis. Fungal infection, intertrigo, psoriasis, extramammary Paget's disease, acanthosis nigricans, pemphigus vegetans and Darier's disease are some of the dermatosis from which it needs to be differentiated. Histopathology has a key role in diagnosis of Hailey - Hailey disease with characteristic ‘dilapidated brick wall' appearance . Hailey - Hailey disease can be easily misdiagnosed by general physicians due to lack of knowledge of this uncommon disease as it resembles dermatosis involving in tertriginous areas. Due to its relapsing and remitting course there is a need to have effective treatment options. Two cases of Hailey - Hailey disease are presented here.

  8. Metformin - For the dermatologist

    Aditya Kumar Bubna

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Metformin though primarily an antidiabetic drug, has found to play an important role in a number of cutaneous disorders. Because of its role in improving hyperinsulinemia, it has proven beneficial in hormonal acne, hidradenitis suppurativa (HS and acanthosis nigricans. Its antiandrogenic properties further serve as an add-on to the conventional management of hirsutism associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Very recently, systemic usage of metformin for psoriasis and cutaneous malignancies has shown promising results. Interestingly, metformin has also been topically used in hyperpigmentary disorders with pertinent levels of improvement and happens to be the most recent addition to the list of dermatologic indications. Though an oral hypoglycemic agent to begin with, metformin today has proven to be a boon for dermatologists.

  9. Berardinelli-Seip syndrome: highlight of treatment challenge.

    Ferraria, Nélia; Pedrosa, Cristina; Amaral, Daniela; Lopes, Lurdes

    2013-01-01

    Berardinelli-Seip congenital lipodystrophy (BSCL) syndrome is a rare autosomal-recessive disease characterised by lipoatrophy and associated with deregulations of glycidic and lipid metabolism. We report three BSCL cases with its typical clinical picture and complications. Clinically, they all show marked atrophy of adipose tissue, acromegaly, acanthosis nigricans and tall stature. Two cases present attention deficit hyperactivity and developmental learning disorders; another patient has hypertrophic myocardiopathy and polycystic ovary syndrome. In all the cases AGPAT2 was the identified mutation. All the cases present hypertriglyceridemia. One case has developed hyperinsulinism controlled with metformin and another case already has type 2 diabetes with a difficult clinical control. There is no curative treatment and the current treatment options are based only on symptomatic control of the complications. Recently, published studies showed that leptin-replacement therapy appears a promising tool in the metabolic correction of BSCL complications, highlighting the importance of further investigations in BSCL treatment. PMID:23362058

  10. [Familial partial lipodystrophy (Dunnigan syndrome) due to LMNA gene mutation: The first description of its clinical case in Russia].

    Sorkina, E L; Kalashnikova, M F; Melnichenko, G A; Tyulpakov, A N

    2015-01-01

    Hereditary lipodystrophies (HLD) are a heterogeneous group of rare diseases characterized by a complete or partial loss of subcutaneous fat and by the development of metabolic disturbances: diabetes mellitus with obvious insulin resistance and acanthosis nigricans, dyslipidemia, hepatic steatosis, hypertension, and polycystic ovary syndrome. The laminopathy variant familial partial lipodystrophy type 2 or Dunnigan syndrome (FPLD2) is the most common cause of partial LD. The paper describes a family (3 clinical cases) with FPLD2 caused by heterozygous R482W missense mutations in the gene encoding the protein lamin A/C (LMNA; 150330). This observation demonstrates that specialists should be more aware of this disease and make a timely diagnose in cases of concurrent severe metabolic disturbances at a young age, which contributes to more effective treatment of patients and to medical genetic counseling of their families. PMID:26027246

  11. Vulvanın Pigmente Lezyonları

    Gürol Açıkgöz

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Pigmented lesions on the vulva are rare and their non specific features cause difficulties in their diagnosis and differential diagnosis. Because of their localization, it is difficult to follow up vulvar lesions, which are generally noticed coincidentally by patients. Vulvar pigmented lesions are classified clinically as macules/papules and patches/plaques to provide ease of the diagnosis. Nevi, angiokeratomas, seborrheic keratosis, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are classified under the macules/papules, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, physiological hyperpigmentation, melanosis and acanthosis nigricans are classified under the patch/plaque. Dermatoscopic examination, which is increasing recently, is very valuable for avoiding possible cosmetic and functional complications of surgical procedures. However, epidermal pigmentations such as vulvar melanosis and vulvar intraepitelyal neoplazi are dermatoscopically indistinguishable. It may also be difficult to diagnose vulvar melanoma clinically and dermatoscopically. Histological examination is the gold standard for the diagnosis of pigmented vulvar lesions, which are clinically and dermatoscopically indistinguishable.

  12. Taraxacum nigricans, T. alpestre and allies in the Taraxacum sect. Alpestria: taxonomy, geography and conservation status

    Štěpánek, Jan; Kirschner, Jan; Jarolímová, Vlasta; Kirschnerová, Ludmila

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 83, č. 4 (2011), s. 537-564. ISSN 0032-7786 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA206/07/1555; GA MŠk LC06073 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : agamosperly * geografical parthenogenesis * typification Subject RIV: EF - Botanics Impact factor: 2.521, year: 2011

  13. Is Sayornis nigricans (aves: Tyrannidae) an Accurate Environmental Indicator in the Urban Zone of Cali, Colombia?

    Study monitored the Black Phoebe along the Cali River to determine suitability as a bioindicator of water quality in urban areas. Recorded type of perch, forage substrates, and forage frequency, estimated size of territory defended by each mated pair, and characterized preferred habitat. Arthropod samples were collected to assess food availability. The results suggest that the Black Phoebe should not be used as an indicator of the biotic integrity of rivers in urban settings. Its activities are not restricted by the quality of its environment, as it has a flexible diet and responds well to a variety of offerings.

  14. Dermoscopic patterns in confluent and reticulated papillomatosis: a case report

    Balachandra S. Ankad

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (CRP is an uncommon, progressive, distinctive dermatosis. It is characterized by persistent brown, scaly macules, papules, patches and plaques. It appears as tinea versicolor or acanthosis nigricans resulting in delay in the diagnosis. Hence a diagnostic tool which could help to diagnose this condition is dermoscopy. We reported a 24 year old male with skin lesions on upper back, neck and shoulders. Dermoscopic examination demonstrated fissures and ridges. Whitish structures were present on the ridges which are surrounded by grayish globules. These globules were lined by brown lines at the periphery. Fissures were brown in color. Global appearance was ‘crocodile skin-like’ pattern. Ridges and furrows in dermoscopy of CRP correspond to rete ridges in the histology. Whitish structures were there around follicular ostia which represent hyperkeratosis and acanthosis of follicular epidermis. Authors also observed sparse hairs in the involved area and V-sign under dermoscopy. Hence, pathogenesis of CRP probably revolves around hair follicles. CRP demonstrates specific dermoscopic patterns which correlate well with histopathologic changes. Therefore, authors propose that these patterns would aide in the diagnosis of CRP.

  15. Effects of drospirenone pill in Indian women with polycystic ovary syndrome

    Sudhindra Mohan Bhattacharya

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To study the effects of treatment with a drospirenone pill (DRSP (with ethinyl oestradiol, EE in Indian women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS. Material and Methods: Fifty-one women with PCOS (Androgen excess society criteria, 2006, with preset inclusion-exclusion criteria, treated with a combination of EE 30 mcg and DRSP 3 mg cyclically in the traditional (21+7 regimen, were evaluated at baseline and after six and twelve cycles of treatment. Parameters studied were - body mass index (BMI, abdominal circumference (AC, Ferriman Galwey (FG score, presence of acne and acanthosis nigricans, serum testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG, fasting glucose and fasting insulin levels. Free Androgen Index (FAI and Glucose: Insulin ratio (G: I were calculated. Results: Significant improvements in clinical and biochemical hyperandrogenic parameters were found at the two points of study. There were no significant changes in BMI, AC, incidence of acanthosis, or metabolic parameters studied. Conclusion: EE/DRSP improves hyperandrogenic parameters significantly without affecting the insulin resistance adversely in Indian women with PCOS.

  16. Feeding of blue marlin Makaira nigricans off Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Alimentación del marlin azul Makaira nigricans del área de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México

    Leonardo Abitia-Cárdenas; Dana Arizmendi-Rodríguez; Napoleón Gudiño-González; Felipe Galván-Magaña

    2010-01-01

    We analyzed the stomach contents of 52 blue marlins caught between October 2002 and October 2004 by the sport-fishing fleet of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, in the gulf of California, Mexico. Blue marlin feed on 15 food items. According to the index of relative importance (IRI), the most important prey were the frigate or bullet mackerel Auxis spp. (52%) and jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (30%).Se analiza el contenido estomacal de 52 marlines azules capturados por la flota de pesca deportiva que operó en e...

  17. Feeding of blue marlin Makaira nigricans off Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Alimentación del marlin azul Makaira nigricans del área de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México

    Leonardo Abitia-Cárdenas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available We analyzed the stomach contents of 52 blue marlins caught between October 2002 and October 2004 by the sport-fishing fleet of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, in the gulf of California, Mexico. Blue marlin feed on 15 food items. According to the index of relative importance (IRI, the most important prey were the frigate or bullet mackerel Auxis spp. (52% and jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas (30%.Se analiza el contenido estomacal de 52 marlines azules capturados por la flota de pesca deportiva que operó en el área de Mazatlan, Sinaloa, en el golfo de California, México, durante el periodo octubre 2002 a octubre 2004. El marlin azul se alimenta de 15 categorías alimenticias (ítemes, de las cuales las más importantes de acuerdo al índice de importancia relativa (IRI, fueron el pez melva Auxis spp. (52% y el calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas (30%.

  18. 肥胖儿童尿酸水平与心血管代谢异常及非酒精性脂肪肝的关系%The association between uric acid levels and cardiovascular metabolic disorders and non - alcohol fatty liver disease among obese children

    闫银坤; 米杰; 侯冬青; 段佳丽; 孙颖; 程红; 赵小元; 黄贵民; 丁文清; 刘琴

    2015-01-01

    ,and to ex-plore the association between uric acid(UA)levels and cardiometabolic risk factors,acanthosis nigricans and non - al-cohol fatty liver disease(NAFLD). Methods By using representative sampling method,1 753 obese children aged 6 -17 years old from 18 schools in 3 districts of Beijing(Xicheng,Haidian,Miyun)were selected to participate in the clini-cal examinations,including anthropometric measurements(height,weight)and blood pressure. Serum biochemical pa-rameters were assessed,including fasting plasma glucose(FPG),total cholesterol(TC),triglyceride(TG),high - densi-ty lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL - C),low - density lipoprotein cholesterol(LDL - C)and UA. Acanthosis nigricans and B - model ultrasonography of the liver were conducted. Results The prevalence of hypertension,impaired fasting glu-cose,dyslipidemia,acanthosis nigricans,and NAFLD among these 1 753 obese children was 33. 6%(589 cases), 66. 5%(1 156 cases),54. 3%(943 cases),23. 3%(408 cases),and 17. 0%(298 cases),respectively. The preva-lence of HUA was 40. 70%(714 / 1 753 cases),with 50. 17%(581 / 1 158 cases)in boys and 22. 34%(133 / 595 ca-ses)in girls. There was a significant increase in body mass index,systolic blood pressure,diastolic blood pressure, FPG,TG and LDL - C with the increase of UA,but there was a decrease in HLD - C with the increase of UA(all P ﹤0. 05). In boys,the adjusted odds ratios( OR)and 95% CI of the highest quartile of UA for hypertension,impaired fasting glucose,dyslipidemia,acanthosis nigricans,and NAFLD were 1. 16(0. 77 - 1. 74),1. 34(0. 90 - 1. 99),1. 29 (0. 89 - 1. 87),1. 89(1. 17 - 3. 04),and 1. 71(1. 03 - 2. 84),respectively;in girls,the adjusted OR and 95% CI of the highest quartile of UA for hypertension,impaired fas-ting glucose,dyslipidemia,acanthosis nigricans,and NAFLD was 0. 70(0. 40 - 1. 24),0. 60(0. 40 - 1. 00),1. 69(1. 04 - 2. 70),1. 67(0. 80 - 3. 49),and 1. 33(0. 48 - 3. 66),re-spectively. Conclusions The prevalence of HUA is relatively high in obese children

  19. Effects of combined action of temperature and irradiation on growth and crypt forming in fungi rhizopus nigricans and penicillium italicum

    The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of incubation temperature on the vegetative growth and sporulation of non-irradiated and irradiated molds. The behavior of irradiated molds at various incubation temperatures was found to depend on their physiological condition. By combining irradiation with exposure to properly selected storage temperatures, the microbial damage to fruits may apparently be reduced, even in the case of fruits containing radioresistant fungi adapted to growth at low above-zero C temperatures. (E.T.)

  20. As principais alterações dermatológicas em pacientes obesos Major dermatological changes in obese patients

    Rosimeri da Silva Castanho Mendonça

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A obesidade é considerada grave doença crônica que vem atingindo proporções mundiais gerando transtornos sérios para a saúde pública. No Brasil, a prevalência desta doença denota aumento progressivo em relação ao número de pessoas com sobrepeso e/ou obesidade. Apesar disso, as manifestações dermatológicas da obesidade têm sido pouco estudadas. OBJETIVO: Abordar as dermatoses que mais acometem pacientes obesos e seu tratamento, principalmente na aplicação adequada da fisioterapia dermatofuncional. MÉTODO: Revisão da literatura, entre 2000 e 2010, de artigos indexados nas bases Medline/Pubmed, Scielo e Lilacs, livros e monografias das bibliotecas da Universidade de Fortaleza e Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil, cruzando os descritores obesidade, dermatose e fisioterapia. Foram reconhecidas como mais importantes as seguintes situações patológicas: estrias, celulite, acanthosis nigricans, acrocórdons, flacidez, úlcera e impetigo. Entre as formas de tratamento deuse destaque à atuação da fisioterapia dermatofuncional. CONCLUSÃO: O tratamento das dermatoses por meio da fisioterapia dermatofuncional é possível podendo trazer consigo resultados que satisfaçam a expectativa dos pacientes e proporcionando-lhes melhor qualidade de vida.INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a serious chronic disease that has reached global proportions causing problems to public health. In Brazil, the prevalence of this disease shows a progressive increase in the number of people with overweight or obesity. Nevertheless, the skin manifestations have not been well studied. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the dermatosis most affecting obese patients and its treatment, particularly in proper application of dermatological therapy. METHOD: Was made a literature review between 2000 and 2010 of articles published in Medline/ PubMed, SciELO and Lilacs, books and monographs of the libraries of the University of Fortaleza and the Federal

  1. Prevalence of insulin resistance and its association with metabolic syndrome criteria among Bolivian children and adolescents with obesity

    Rodriguez Susana

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Obesity is a one of the most common nutritional disorder worldwide, clearly associated with the metabolic syndrome, condition with implications for the development of many chronic diseases. In the poorest countries of Latin America, malnourishment is still the most prevalent nutritional problem, but obesity is emerging in alarming rates over the last 10 years without a predictable association with metabolic syndrome. The objective of our study was to determine the association between insulin-resistance and components of the metabolic syndrome in a group of Bolivian obese children and adolescents. The second objective was determining the relation of acanthosis nigricans and insulin-resistance. Methods We studied 61 obese children and adolescents aged between 5 and 18 years old. All children underwent an oral glucose tolerance test and fasting blood sample was also obtained to measure insulin, HDL, LDL and triglycerides serum level. The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome was defined according to National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP-ATP III criteria adapted for children. Results Metabolic syndrome was found in 36% of the children, with a higher rate among males (40% than females (32.2% (p = 0.599. The prevalence of each of the components was 8.2% in impaired glucose tolerance, 42.6% for high triglyceride level, 55.7% for low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and 24.5% for high blood pressure. Insulin resistance (HOMA-IR > 3.5 was found in 39.4% of the children, with a higher rate in males (50% than females (29%. A strong correlation was found between insulin resistance and high blood pressure (p = 0.0148 and high triglycerides (p = 0.002. No statistical significance was found between the presence of acanthosis nigricans and insulin resistance. Conclusion Metabolic syndrome has a prevalence of 36% in children and adolescent population in the study. Insulin resistance was very common among

  2. An atlas of the morphological manifestations of hidradenitis suppurativa.

    Scheinfeld, Noah

    2014-01-01

    This article is dermatological atlas of the morphologic presentations of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). It includes: superficial abscesses (boils, furnucles, carbuncles), abscesses that are subcutaneous and suprafascial, pyogenic granulomas, cysts, painful erythematous papules and plaques, folliculitis, open ulcerations, chronic sinuses, fistulas, sinus tracts, scrotal and genital lyphedema, dermal contractures, keloids (some that are still pitted with follicular ostia), scarring, skin tags, fibrosis, anal fissures, fistulas (i.e. circinate, linear, arcuate), scarring folliculitis of the buttocks (from mild to cigarette-like scarring), condyloma like lesions in intertrigous areas, fishmouth scars, acne inversa, honey-comb scarring, cribiform scarring, tombstone comedones, and morphia-like plaques. HS can co-exist with other follicular diseases such as pilonidal cysts, dissecting cellulitis, acne conglobata, pyoderma gangrenosum, and acanthosis nigricans. In sum, the variety of presentations of HS as shown by these images supports the supposition that HS is a reaction pattern.HS is a follicular based diseased and its manifestations involve a multitude of follicular pathologies [1,2]. It is also known as acne inversa (AI) because of one manifestation that involves the formation of open comedones on areas besides the face. It is as yet unclear why HS is so protean in its manifestations. HS severity is assessed using the Hurley Staging System (Table 1). It also remains unclear why hidradentitis may remain limited to Hurley Stage 1, evolve to the more confluent (Hurley Stage 2), or progress even further to the fully confluent (Hurley Stage 3).In addition, HS can be associated with other follicular based diseases such as pilonidal cysts (PCs) of the sacrum and buttocks, dissecting cellulitis (DC), and acne conglobata (AC), which usually involves the face, chest, When HS occurs with PCs, DC, and/or AC it is referred to as the follicular occlusion triad or tetrad [2]. HS

  3. Obesidade na adolescência: fator de risco para complicações clínico-metabólicas

    João R.I. Carneiro

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available Sessenta e seis adolescentes, sendo 38 obesos (25F/13M e 28 não obesos (23F/5M, pareados pelo sexo, idade, cor; nível de escolaridade e estágio de maturação sexual, foram submetidos a um inquérito clínico-demográfico e à avaliação clínico-laboratorial. A relação cintura-quadril foi maior no grupo dos obesos do que nos não obesos (0,86±0,08 vs. 0,74±0,04; pSixty six adolescents, 36 obese (25F/13M and 28 non-obese (23F/5M, matched for sex, age, race, education level and Tanner stage of sexual maturation were submitted to a demographical inquire, clinical evaluation and laboratory analysis. The waist-to-hip ratio (0.86±0.08 vs. 0.74±0.04; p< 0.01 and systolic and diastolic blood pressures (120.2±12.1 vs. 105.4±9.1 mmHg; p< 0.01 and 74.3±7.7 vs. 65.5±9.4mmHg; p< 0.01, were higher in the obese group as compared to the non-obese group. Acanthosis nigricans predominated in the obese group (n= 24; 63.5%. levels of HDL-cholesterol were lower in obese adolescents (36.5±10.5 vs. 43.0±9.2 mg/dl; p< 0.05, whereas levels of triglycerides and uric acid were higher (124.6±80.0 vs. 74.2±31.4mg/dl; p< 0.01 and 5.8±1,4 vs, 4.5±1.0mg/dl; p< 0,01, respectively. No differences were found in cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and basal glucose between the two groups, Obese adolescents sought for treatment because of concern about their health (n= 15, 39.5%. Most of them had already used antiobesity drugs in the past. We conclude that obesity in adolescence seems to be associated with a clinical and metabolic profile of insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans and higher levels of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, trygliceride and uric acid as well as low levels of HDL-cholesterol.

  4. Clinical Profiles, Occurrence, and Management of Adolescent Patients with HAIR-AN Syndrome

    Hatim A. Omar

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The syndrome of hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, and acanthosis nigricans (HAIR-AN is a subphenotype of the polycystic ovary syndrome. It is one of the most common causes of menstrual problems, hyperandrogenic symptoms, and insulin resistance among young women. Review of clinical data in an outpatient adolescent clinic showed that of the 1,002 young women (ages 10—21 years attending the clinic over a 2-year period, 50 (5% were diagnosed with HAIR-AN syndrome. Mean age of the patients was 15.5, initial mean weight at diagnosis was 94.5 kg, and the mean BMI was 33.33 kg/m2. Patients were treated with a weight-stabilization and -reduction program, oral contraceptive pills, and in most cases metformin. Of the patients, 80% were compliant with the follow-up and treatment regimen, 60% maintained or reduced their weight, 95% had regular menstrual cycles, and in most patients, the acne and/or hirsutism were the same or better than at the start of treatment. We conclude that HAIR-AN syndrome is a common disease in young women and multifaceted, aggressive treatment appears to be effective in reducing the severity of symptoms and preventing further consequences.

  5. A STUDY ON PATTERN OF SKIN DISEASES AMONG CHILDREN PRESENTING TO RIMS, KADAPA, A. P.

    Vamseedhar

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Little information is available about the prevalence of skin conditions among children in the general population in India. Low socioeconomic status, malnutrition, overcrowding and poor standards of hygiene are important factors accounting for the distribut ion of skin diseases in developing countries such as India. AIM OF THE STUDY: To study prevalence of skin diseases among children presenting to paediatric OPD. METERIALS AND METHODS: A predesigned and pretested questionnaire was used to gather information about socio - demographic profile, personal history, social history and all the children were thoroughly examined by detailed clinical examination depending on signs and symptoms. Suspected cases were subjected to bacterial cultures, KoH examination was done . RESULTS: In the present study, pyoderma was the most common frequent skin disorder accounting to 11.2% followed by Scabies 10.6%, Papular urtricaria 8.8%, Impetigo 6.8% and the least prevalent were Measles 0.8%, Acanthosis nigricans 0.4% and Psoriasis 0. 2%. CONCLUSION: In the present study pyoderma, utericaria and scabies were highly prevalent among children’s. Personal hygine, health education and periodic deworming measures will prevent majority of skin diseases. KEYWORDS: S kin diseases, C hildren, P yode rma, S cabies.

  6. Pigmented Lesions of the Vulva

    Gürol Açıkgöz

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Pigmented lesions on the vulva are rare and their non specific features cause difficulties in their diagnosis and differential diagnosis. Because of their localization, it is difficult to follow up vulvar lesions, which are generally noticed coincidentally by patients. Vulvar pigmented lesions are classified clinically as macules/papules and patches/plaques to provide ease of the diagnosis. Nevi, angiokeratomas, seborrheic keratosis, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are classified under the macules/papules, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, physiological hyperpigmentation, melanosis and acanthosis nigricans are classified under the patch/plaque. Dermatoscopic examination, which is increasing recently, is very valuable for avoiding possible cosmetic and functional complications of surgical procedures. However, epidermal pigmentations such as vulvar melanosis and vulvar intraepitelyal neoplazi are dermatoscopically indistinguishable. It may also be difficult to diagnose vulvar melanoma clinically and dermatoscopically. Histological examination is the gold standard for the diagnosis of pigmented vulvar lesions, which are clinically and dermatoscopically indistinguishable. (Turk J Dermatol 2012; 6: 39-44

  7. Clinicopathological correlation of acquired hyperpigmentary disorders

    Anisha B Patel

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Acquired pigmentary disorders are group of heterogenous entities that share single, most significant, clinical feature, that is, dyspigmentation. Asians and Indians, in particular, are mostly affected. Although the classic morphologies and common treatment options of these conditions have been reviewed in the global dermatology literature, the value of histpathological evaluation has not been thoroughly explored. The importance of accurate diagnosis is emphasized here as the underlying diseases have varying etiologies that need to be addressed in order to effectively treat the dyspigmentation. In this review, we describe and discuss the utility of histology in the diagnostic work of hyperpigmentary disorders, and how, in many cases, it can lead to targeted and more effective therapy. We focus on the most common acquired pigmentary disorders seen in Indian patients as well as a few uncommon diseases with distinctive histological traits. Facial melanoses, including mimickers of melasma, are thoroughly explored. These diseases include lichen planus pigmentosus, discoid lupus erythematosus, drug-induced melanoses, hyperpigmentation due to exogenous substances, acanthosis nigricans, and macular amyloidosis.

  8. A Heterozygous ZMPSTE24 Mutation Associated with Severe Metabolic Syndrome, Ectopic Fat Accumulation, and Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

    Galant, Damien; Gaborit, Bénédicte; Desgrouas, Camille; Abdesselam, Ines; Bernard, Monique; Levy, Nicolas; Merono, Françoise; Coirault, Catherine; Roll, Patrice; Lagarde, Arnaud; Bonello-Palot, Nathalie; Bourgeois, Patrice; Dutour, Anne; Badens, Catherine

    2016-01-01

    ZMPSTE24 encodes the only metalloprotease, which transforms prelamin into mature lamin A. Up to now, mutations in ZMPSTE24 have been linked to Restrictive Dermopathy (RD), Progeria or Mandibulo-Acral Dysplasia (MAD). We report here the phenotype of a patient referred for severe metabolic syndrome and cardiomyopathy, carrying a mutation in ZMPSTE24. The patient presented with a partial lipodystrophic syndrome associating hypertriglyceridemia, early onset type 2 diabetes, and android obesity with truncal and abdominal fat accumulation but without subcutaneous lipoatrophy. Other clinical features included acanthosis nigricans, liver steatosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, and high myocardial and hepatic triglycerides content. Mutated fibroblasts from the patient showed increased nuclear shape abnormalities and premature senescence as demonstrated by a decreased Population Doubling Level, an increased beta-galactosidase activity and a decreased BrdU incorporation rate. Reduced prelamin A expression by siRNA targeted toward LMNA transcripts resulted in decreased nuclear anomalies. We show here that a central obesity without subcutaneous lipoatrophy is associated with a laminopathy due to a heterozygous missense mutation in ZMPSTE24. Given the high prevalence of metabolic syndrome and android obesity in the general population, and in the absence of familial study, the causative link between mutation and phenotype cannot be formally established. Nevertheless, altered lamina architecture observed in mutated fibroblasts are responsible for premature cellular senescence and could contribute to the phenotype observed in this patient. PMID:27120622

  9. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in symptomatic patients with syndromic craniosynostosis.

    Inverso, G; Brustowicz, K A; Katz, E; Padwa, B L

    2016-02-01

    The reported prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with syndromic craniosynostosis (SCS) varies due to inconsistent definitions of OSA, lack of uniform diagnostic testing, and different mixes of syndromic diagnoses. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of OSA in symptomatic patients with SCS, and to determine whether this differs by phenotypic diagnosis. A retrospective cohort study of children with SCS was conducted. The primary outcome was presence of OSA diagnosed by polysomnography. The prevalence of OSA was calculated and stratified by diagnosis to compare differences in prevalence and severity (mild, moderate, or severe). The prevalence of OSA in symptomatic patients was 74.2%. Patients with Apert syndrome had the highest prevalence (80.6%), followed by Pfeiffer, Crouzon with acanthosis nigricans, and Crouzon syndromes (72.7%, 66.7%, and 64.7%, respectively). Severe OSA was most common in patients with Pfeiffer syndrome (45.5%), while patients with Apert and Crouzon syndromes were more likely to have moderate OSA (29.0% and 23.5%, respectively). Given that 56.4% of patients with SCS are symptomatic and that 74.2% of these symptomatic patients have OSA, it is recommended that a screening level I polysomnography be part of the clinical care for all patients with SCS. PMID:26602951

  10. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in a pediatric patient.

    Garness, Rachel L; Zarroug, Abdalla E; Kumar, Seema; Swain, James M

    2012-04-01

    Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a novel technique in pediatric bariatric surgery. The patient reported here participated in our pediatric weight management clinic for 2 years. His obesity was complicated by obstructive sleep apnea, acanthosis nigricans, and hypertension. His past medical history included 2 small bowel resections, bilateral nephrectomy and kidney transplantation for multicystic renal dysplasia, and 2 peritoneal dialysis-catheter infections. Gastric banding was contraindicated because of previous foreign body infections and chronic need of immunosuppression and steroids. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass was of higher risk given his previous abdominal operations and the resulting medication absorption issues. He underwent LSG without any complications. Five trocars were utilized and a gastroscope was placed during gastric resection. Presurgical body mass index was 44.8 kg/m. At 18 months follow-up body mass index was 26.5 kg/m. We concur that LSG can be a safe and effective alternative in bariatric surgery in well-selected adolescents. PMID:22487636

  11. Hypertriglyceridemic Waist Phenotype in Adolescents Aged 15 to 18 Years

    Caridad Hernández Gutiérrez

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: presence of the hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype is a predictor of cardiometabolic deterioration, increased type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease. Objective: to determine the hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype in adolescents aged 15 to 18 years from the Area III of Cienfuegos. Method: a case series study was conducted in a universe of 198 adolescents aged 15 to 18 years who attended a consultation created for this study at the Octavio de la Concepción y de la Pedraja University Polyclinic in Cienfuegos municipality from March to December 2013. Each patient completed a questionnaire including the following variables: age, sex, personal medical history, family medical history, weight, height, body mass index, presence of acanthosis nigricans, triglycerides and perimeter. Results: frequency of the phenotype was determined in 15.1 % of the participants with a slight predominance of the 18 age group (16.3 % and female sex (8.6 %. Twenty-one point six percent of the adolescents with a family history of obesity and 21.7 % of those with first-degree diabetic relatives presented the phenotype, being hypertriglyceridemia the most significant condition. Conclusions: a relationship between a family history of diabetes mellitus, obesity, body mass index above the 90th percentile value and presence of the phenotype was established.

  12. Hirsutism: Clinico-investigative profile of 50 Indian patients

    Sharma Nand

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite worldwide prevalence of hirsutism studies on hirsutism in Indian patients are not many. Aims: This retrospective study was carried out to assess the clinico-investigative profile of patients presenting with hirsutism. Materials and Methods: Medical records of 82 hirsutism patients diagnosed consecutively during July 2005 to October 2007 were analyzed. Results: The complete data of 50 patients aged between 13 and 47 years were available. Fifty percent patients were aged 20 to 30 years. The average F-G score was 10.3 ± 2.46. Associated signs of hyperandrogenism were acne (64%, oligomenorrhea or menstrual irregularities (36%, androgenetic alopecia (16%, acanthosis nigricans (6% and seborrhea (4%. Polycystic ovaries were detected in 30% patients and 22% patients had elevated serum free testosterone levels. Family history of hirsutism was present in 18% patients. Conclusion: Hirsutism in Indian patients is not uncommon. Adolescent patients appear to be more concerned about hirsutism as compared to those in the older age group who were more often worried of late onset acne. All patients, however, were more concerned for facial hair than those on other body areas signifying that facial hair need to be given higher than current value in F-G score.

  13. Markers of insulin resistance and sedentary lifestyle are predictors of preeclampsia in women with adverse obstetric results

    S. Hoirisch-Clapauch

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Some thrombophilias and severe preeclampsia may increase the risk for preterm deliveries and fetal death due to placental insufficiency. Our objective was to evaluate clinical and laboratory data as predictors of preeclampsia in a population of mothers with 3rd trimester fetal losses or preterm deliveries. In a longitudinal retrospective study, 54 consecutive women (age range: 16 to 39 years with normotensive pregnancies were compared to 79 consecutive women with preeclampsia (age range: 16 to 43 years. Weight accrual rate (WAR was arbitrarily defined as weight gain from age 18 years to the beginning of pregnancy divided by elapsed years. Independent predictors of preeclampsia were past history of oligomenorrhea, WAR >0.8 kg/years, pre-pregnancy or 1st trimester triglyceridemia >150 mg/dL, and elevated acanthosis nigricans in the neck. In a multivariate logistic regression model, two or more predictors conferred an odds ratio of 15 (95%CI [5.9-37]; P < 0.001 to develop preeclampsia (85% specificity, 73% sensitivity, c-statistic of 81 ± 4%; P < 0.0001. Clinical markers related to insulin resistance and sedentary lifestyles are strong independent predictors of preeclampsia in mothers with 3rd trimester fetal losses or preterm deliveries due to placental insufficiency. Women at risk for preeclampsia in this particular population might benefit from measures focused on overcoming insulin resistance.

  14. The Castleman's Disease and Related Disorders - A Case Report.

    Khan, M K; Talukder, R H; Kamruzzaman, M

    2016-01-01

    Castleman's disease is a rare primary disease of the lymph nodes. Little is known about the management of the disease. Surgical treatment gives a very good result. What other modalities of treatment could be done is not yet established. The role of surgery gives good result and follow up evaluation is satisfactory. We found a solitary intra-abdominal mass of lymphoid hyperplasia with a histological diagnosis of Castlemans disease identified in the pathological data base. Unicentric disease was defined as it was a solitary mass. Clinical, Radiological and Laboratory data were analysed to evaluate treatment response. The patient also has related disorders as Acanthosis nigricans, Myoneuronal disorder as-MG and bronchiolitis. The patient diagnosed as angiofollicular hyperplasia (Castleman's disease). After evaluation patient under went surgical treatment, partial excision of tumor mass due to morbid adhesion with inferior vena cava. The patient becomes symptom free and lump disappears within 60 days of treatment. There was no recurrence of the disease after further evaluation. The author recommends that in Unicentric variant of Castlemans disease surgical resection of the tumor is curative. The unicentric tumour may be hyaline-vascular or hyaline-vascular/ plasma cell type. Partial resection, Radiotherapy or observation alone may avoid excessive aggressive therapy. PMID:26931270

  15. The skin function: a factor of anti-metabolic syndrome

    Zhou Shi-Sheng

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The body’s total antioxidant capacity represents a sum of the antioxidant capacity of various tissues/organs. A decrease in the body’s antioxidant capacity may induce oxidative stress and subsequent metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The skin, the largest organ of the body, is one of the major components of the body’s total antioxidant defense system, primarily through its xenobiotic/drug biotransformation system, reactive oxygen species-scavenging system, and sweat glands- and sebaceous glands-mediated excretion system. Notably, unlike other contributors, the skin contribution is variable, depending on lifestyles and ambient temperature or seasonal variations. Emerging evidence suggests that decreased skin’s antioxidant and excretory functions (e.g., due to sedentary lifestyles and low ambient temperature may increase the risk for metabolic syndrome. This review focuses on the relationship between the variability of skin-mediated detoxification and elimination of exogenous and endogenous toxic substances and the development of metabolic syndrome. The potential role of sebum secretion in lipid and cholesterol homeostasis and its impact on metabolic syndrome, and the association between skin disorders (acanthosis nigricans, acne, and burn and metabolic syndrome are also discussed.

  16. Prevalence of cutaneous manifestations of diabetes mellitus

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a clinical syndrome characterized by hyperglycaemia due to absolute or relative insulin deficiency. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of skin manifestations in patients with diabetes mellitus of this area. This descriptive study was conducted in medical out patient door of District Headquarter Hospital Battgram from January 2008 to July 2008. A total of 350 diabetic (types 1 and 2) patients over 15 years of age attending the medical OPD of DHQ Hospital were examined in detail for skin manifestations of the disease. Three hundred and fifty diabetic (type-1 and type-2) patients (193 females and 157 males) enrolled in this study. Mean age of the patients was 54+-8.53 years. Duration of diabetes was between 1-12 years; 320 patients had type-2 and 30 patients had type-1 diabetes mellitus. Patients with uncontrolled disease were 327 and 23 patients showed adequate glycaemic control. Seventy-six percent of patients had cutaneous manifestations. The skin manifestations observed were: skin infections 30.9%, foot gangrene and ulcers 12.9%, pruritus 7.1%, vitiligo 5.7%, yellow skin 4.2%, diabetic dermopathy 4.2%, skin tags 3.7%, acanthosis nigricans 2.9%, eruptive xanthomas 2.6%, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum 1.4%, diabetic bullae 0.6%, and pigmented purpuras in 0.3% patients. Cutaneous manifestations were quite Common in the diabetics of this area. (author)

  17. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Pediatrics.

    Duncan, Martin; Zong, Wenjing; Biank, Vincent F; Hageman, Joseph R

    2016-02-01

    A 16-year-old Hispanic girl with an elevated body mass index in an otherwise normal state of health presented for her well-child examination. She had signs of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance including increased waist circumference and acanthosis nigricans. Laboratory results revealed elevated transaminases with otherwise normal hepatic function. Based on the physical examination and laboratory results, she was diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). After further evaluation, she eventually underwent a liver biopsy. The biopsy revealed nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with stage 2 fibrosis. This article reviews the definition of NAFLD and NASH, an increasingly prevalent cause of pediatric chronic liver disease associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. The article also outlines the epidemiology, risk factors, and natural history of NAFLD, which may help identify and prevent high-risk pediatric patients from progressing to irreversible liver disease. Understanding the diagnostic and treatment options offers the best chance at preventing and reversing the early stages of this disease. [Pediatr Ann. 2016;45(2):e54-e58.]. PMID:26878184

  18. [Severe type A insulin resistance syndrome due to a mutation in the insulin receptor gene].

    Ros, P; Colino-Alcol, E; Grasso, V; Barbetti, F; Argente, J

    2015-01-01

    Insulin resistance syndromes without lipodystrophy are an infrequent and heterogeneous group of disorders with variable clinical phenotypes, associated with hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia. The three conditions related to mutations in the insulin receptor gene are leprechaunism or Donohue syndrome, Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome, and Type A syndrome. A case is presented on a patient diagnosed with type A insulin resistance, defined by the triad of extreme insulin resistance, acanthosis nigricans, and hyperandrogenism, carrying a heterozygous mutation in exon 19 of the insulin receptor gene coding for its tyrosine kinase domain that is crucial for the catalytic activity of the receptor. The molecular basis of the syndrome is reviewed, focusing on the structure-function relationships of the insulin receptor, knowing that the criteria for survival are linked to residual insulin receptor function. It is also pointed out that, although type A insulin resistance appears to represent a somewhat less severe condition, these patients have a high morbidity and their treatment is still unsatisfactory. PMID:25027621

  19. Clinicopathological correlation of acquired hyperpigmentary disorders.

    Patel, Anisha B; Kubba, Raj; Kubba, Asha

    2013-01-01

    Acquired pigmentary disorders are group of heterogenous entities that share single, most significant, clinical feature, that is, dyspigmentation. Asians and Indians, in particular, are mostly affected. Although the classic morphologies and common treatment options of these conditions have been reviewed in the global dermatology literature, the value of histpathological evaluation has not been thoroughly explored. The importance of accurate diagnosis is emphasized here as the underlying diseases have varying etiologies that need to be addressed in order to effectively treat the dyspigmentation. In this review, we describe and discuss the utility of histology in the diagnostic work of hyperpigmentary disorders, and how, in many cases, it can lead to targeted and more effective therapy. We focus on the most common acquired pigmentary disorders seen in Indian patients as well as a few uncommon diseases with distinctive histological traits. Facial melanoses, including mimickers of melasma, are thoroughly explored. These diseases include lichen planus pigmentosus, discoid lupus erythematosus, drug-induced melanoses, hyperpigmentation due to exogenous substances, acanthosis nigricans, and macular amyloidosis. PMID:23619441

  20. Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents.

    Reinehr, Thomas

    2013-12-15

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus is emerging as a new clinical problem within pediatric practice. Recent reports indicate an increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents around the world in all ethnicities, even if the prevalence of obesity is not increasing any more. The majority of young people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus was found in specific ethnic subgroups such as African-American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islanders and American Indians. Clinicians should be aware of the frequent mild or asymptomatic manifestation of type 2 diabetes mellitus in childhood. Therefore, a screening seems meaningful especially in high risk groups such as children and adolescents with obesity, relatives with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and clinical features of insulin resistance (hypertension, dyslipidemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or acanthosis nigricans). Treatment of choice is lifestyle intervention followed by pharmacological treatment (e.g., metformin). New drugs such as dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors or glucagon like peptide 1 mimetics are in the pipeline for treatment of youth with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, recent reports indicate a high dropout of the medical care system of adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus suggesting that management of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus requires some remodeling of current healthcare practices. PMID:24379917

  1. Síndrome metabólico en un grupo de pacientes diabéticos tipo 1. ¿Una nueva variedad de diabetes?

    María Soledad Báez

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Metabolic Syndrome (MS is related to insulin resistance and to type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM may also develop this condition. Aim: To determine the prevalence of MS in patients with T1DM. Material and methods: Cross sectional study of 52 patients with T1DM aged 18 to 72 years (27 females with 5 years or more since their diagnosis of T1DM. MS presence was defined according to the Adult Treatment Panel III criteria. Acanthosis nigricans (AN, waist circumference (WC, daily dose of insulin, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbAlc and micro albuminuria were evaluated. Results: The prevalence of MS was 25% (13/52. A higher daily dose of insulin was required in patients with MS (p =0.018, with AN (p =0.022 and with obesity (p =0.002. A direct association between WC and the dose of insulin was observed (r =0.51; p <0.0001. No association was observed between MS, time of evolution of T1DM, HbAlc or micro albuminuria. Conclusions: In this group of patients with T1DM there was a high prevalence of MS.

  2. Black hairy tongue syndrome.

    Gurvits, Grigoriy E; Tan, Amy

    2014-08-21

    Black hairy tongue (BHT) is a benign medical condition characterized by elongated filiform lingual papillae with typical carpet-like appearance of the dorsum of the tongue. Its prevalence varies geographically, typically ranging from 0.6% to 11.3%. Known predisposing factors include smoking, excessive coffee/black tea consumption, poor oral hygiene, trigeminal neuralgia, general debilitation, xerostomia, and medication use. Clinical presentation varies but is typically asymptomatic, although aesthetic concerns are common. Differential diagnosis includes pseudo-BHT, acanthosis nigricans, oral hairy leukoplakia, pigmented fungiform papillae of the tongue, and congenital melanocytic/melanotic nevi/macules. Clinical diagnosis relies on visual observation, detailed history taking, and occasionally microscopic evaluation. Treatment involves identification and discontinuation of the offending agent, modifications of chronic predisposing factors, patient's re-assurance to the benign nature of the condition, and maintenance of adequate oral hygiene with gentle debridement to promote desquamation. Complications of BHT (burning mouth syndrome, halitosis, nausea, gagging, dysgeusia) typically respond to therapy. Prognosis is excellent with treatment of underlying medical conditions. BHT remains an important medical condition which may result in additional burden on the patient and health care system and requires appropriate prevention, recognition and treatment. PMID:25152586

  3. Acne - a potential skin marker of internal disease.

    Pace, Joseph L

    2015-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most prevalent endocrine disorder in adult women. Hyperandrogenism is the crux of the pathogenesis of both acne and hirsutism, the most frequent clinical presentations of the syndrome. The chronic anovulation that may occur, often but not always associated with enlarged cystic ovaries, has long been recognized as an important feature of PCOS. In recent years major changes have occurred with regard to PCOS: Although management of the common cutaneous manifestations, mainly acne, hirsutism, alopecia, and acanthosis nigricans, remains strictly within the realm of daily dermatologic practice, the pendulum is shifting toward greater awareness of the longer-term systemic implications of PCOS, with emphasis on the unique opportunity and privileged position of the dermatologist to diagnose this potentially serious problem at an early stage, when effective long-term treatment can be instituted. Patients need to be advised that PCOS cannot be cured but can be controlled. Management should involve a multidisciplinary team with emphasis on lifestyle change, insulin sensitizing agents, androgen blockers, and attention to specific cutaneous manifestations. PMID:26321405

  4. [Familial partial lipodystrophy type 1. A rare or underdiagnosed syndrome?].

    Soutelo, Jimena; Grüneisen, Mariana; Fritz, Clara; Sordo, Laura; Powazniak, Yanina; Lutfi, Rubén

    2015-01-01

    Familial partial lipodystrophy (FPL) type 1 is a syndrome characterized by loss of subcutaneous fat in arms and legs and an excess of body fat in face, neck, and torso. This rare syndrome is usually diagnosed when patients present cardiovascular complications or pancreatitis due to the severe metabolic abnormalities. Here we present the case of a 45 year old diabetic female without any pathological family history, a poor glycemic control (HbA1c 11.7%), hypertriglideridemia (3000 mg/dl), a body mass index (BMI) of 38, thin limbs, subcutaneous fat loss in gluteal area and ledge of fat above them, prominent veins in lower extremities, moon face, and acanthosis nigricans; as well as hypertension (150/100 mmHg) and subcutaneous folds measuring less than average were observed. Hypercortisolism was discarded and leptin levels were measured (16.8 mg/ml, VR: BMI > 30: 50 mg/ml). Due to these clinical and biochemical manifestations, and low leptin levels (16.8 mg/ml), Kobberling syndrome was suspected; however, LMNA mutation analysis was negative. Changes in lifestyle and treatment with fenofibrate, biphasic insulin 50/50, and enalapril were initiated showing a a significant metabolic improvement: HbA1c (7.8%) and TG (243 mg/dl). FPL type 1 is a familial disease, although there are spontaneous cases. No specific mutation is responsible for this syndrome. Due to its clinical manifestations, Cushing syndrome must be discarded. PMID:25637899

  5. Clinical characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome in Indian women

    Sunita J Ramanand

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is common diagnosis in women presenting with infertility. All the dimensions of PCOS have not been completely explored. Many studies have tried to characterize the exact presentation of the disease. In this study we studied clinical features of PCOS in Indian women to characterize different phenotypes of this syndrome. Prevalence of acanthosis nigricans (AN as surrogate marker of insulin resistance, obesity, hirsutism and hypothyroidism in PCOS women have been simultaneously studied. Materials and Methods: Present work is a non comparative cross-sectional open label study carried out over a period of 18 months in an endocrinology hospital in western Maharashtra, India. Results and Conclusion: Authors conclude that PCOS occurs both in obese and non-obese women; AN and hirsutism occur in equal proportion of patients. AN is correlated with obesity. Hormonal dysfunctions in PCOS manifested together or independently. PCOS women can be sub grouped based on clinical features suggestive of endocrinological malfunctions and can be investigated accordingly for selection of appropriate treatment modalities.

  6. Type 2 diabetes in young Indigenous Australians in rural and remote areas: diagnosis, screening, management and prevention.

    Azzopardi, Peter; Brown, Alex D; Zimmet, Paul; Fahy, Rose E; Dent, Glynis A; Kelly, Martin J; Kranzusch, Kira; Maple-Brown, Louise J; Nossar, Victor; Silink, Martin; Sinha, Ashim K; Stone, Monique L; Wren, Sarah J

    2012-07-01

    The burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among Indigenous children and adolescents is much greater than in non-Indigenous young people and appears to be rising, although data on epidemiology and complications are limited. Young Indigenous people living in remote areas appear to be at excess risk of T2DM. Most young Indigenous people with T2DM are asymptomatic at diagnosis and typically have a family history of T2DM, are overweight or obese and may have signs of hyperinsulinism such as acanthosis nigricans. Onset is usually during early adolescence. Barriers to addressing T2DM in young Indigenous people living in rural and remote settings relate to health service access, demographics, socioeconomic factors, cultural factors, and limited resources at individual and health service levels. We recommend screening for T2DM for any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person aged > 10 years (or past the onset of puberty) who is overweight or obese, has a positive family history of diabetes, has signs of insulin resistance, has dyslipidaemia, has received psychotropic therapy, or has been exposed to diabetes in utero. Individualised management plans should include identification of risk factors, complications, behavioural factors and treatment targets, and should take into account psychosocial factors which may influence health care interaction, treatment success and clinical outcomes. Preventive strategies, including lifestyle modification, need to play a dominant role in tackling T2DM in young Indigenous people. PMID:22762229

  7. Síndrome metabólico en un grupo de pacientes diabéticos tipo 1. ¿Una nueva variedad de diabetes? Presence of metabolic syndrome among patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus

    María Soledad Báez

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Metabolic Syndrome (MS is related to insulin resistance and to type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM may also develop this condition. Aim: To determine the prevalence of MS in patients with T1DM. Material and methods: Cross sectional study of 52 patients with T1DM aged 18 to 72 years (27 females with 5 years or more since their diagnosis of T1DM. MS presence was defined according to the Adult Treatment Panel III criteria. Acanthosis nigricans (AN, waist circumference (WC, daily dose of insulin, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbAlc and micro albuminuria were evaluated. Results: The prevalence of MS was 25% (13/52. A higher daily dose of insulin was required in patients with MS (p =0.018, with AN (p =0.022 and with obesity (p =0.002. A direct association between WC and the dose of insulin was observed (r =0.51; p <0.0001. No association was observed between MS, time of evolution of T1DM, HbAlc or micro albuminuria. Conclusions: In this group of patients with T1DM there was a high prevalence of MS.

  8. Metformin in dermatology: an overview.

    Badr, D; Kurban, M; Abbas, O

    2013-11-01

    For several decades, metformin has been used as an oral hypoglycaemic agent, where it is the first line of treatment in overweight and obese type 2 diabetic patients. This is because it decreases the hepatic glucose output and acts as an insulin sensitizer by increasing the glucose utilization by muscles and adipocytes. As a result of the improvement in glycaemic control, serum insulin concentrations decline slightly, thus improving hyperinsulinaemia and its signs. In addition, it has been shown that metformin has platelet anti-aggregating and antioxidant effects. These pharmacological properties have allowed metformin to be effective in non-diabetic situations including cutaneous conditions. This is an evidence-based review on the use of metformin in the treatment of skin disorders such as hirsutism, acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, acanthosis nigricans, psoriasis, skin cancer, among others. In addition, cutaneous side-effects such as leukocytoclastic vasculitis, bullous pemphigoid, psoriasiform drug eruption, lichen planus and acute alopecia have been associated with metformin use and are discussed in the article. PMID:23437788

  9. Cutaneous manifestations of gastrointestinal disease: part I.

    Shah, Kejal R; Boland, C Richard; Patel, Mahir; Thrash, Breck; Menter, Alan

    2013-02-01

    Cutaneous findings are not uncommonly a concomitant finding in patients afflicted with gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. The dermatologic manifestations may precede clinically evident GI disease. Part I of this 2-part CME review focuses on dermatologic findings as they relate to hereditary and nonhereditary polyposis disorders and paraneoplastic disorders. A number of hereditary GI disorders have an increased risk of colorectal carcinomas. These disorders include familial adenomatous polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and juvenile polyposis syndrome. Each disease has its own cutaneous signature that aids dermatologists in the early diagnosis and detection of hereditary GI malignancy. These disease processes are associated with particular gene mutations that can be used in screening and to guide additional genetic counseling. In addition, there is a group of hamartomatous syndromes, some of which are associated with phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) gene mutations, which present with concurrent skin findings. These include Cowden syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, and Cronkhite-Canada syndrome. Finally, paraneoplastic disorders are another subcategory of GI diseases associated with cutaneous manifestations, including malignant acanthosis nigricans, Leser-Trélat sign, tylosis, Plummer-Vinson syndrome, necrolytic migratory erythema, perianal extramammary Paget disease, carcinoid syndrome, paraneoplastic dermatomyositis, and paraneoplastic pemphigus. Each of these disease processes have been shown to be associated with an increased risk of GI malignancy. This underscores the important role of dermatologists in the diagnosis, detection, monitoring, and treatment of these disorders while consulting and interacting with their GI colleagues. PMID:23317980

  10. O impacto da obesidade sobre os componentes da síndrome metabólica e as adipocitoquinas em crianças pré-púberes Impact of obesity on metabolic syndrome components and adipokines in prepubertal children

    Isabel R. Madeira

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar o impacto da obesidade sobre os componentes da síndrome metabólica e sobre os níveis de adipocitoquinas em crianças pré-púberes. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal comparando 30 crianças obesas, 31 com sobrepeso e 33 eutróficas, oriundas do ambulatório de pediatria geral de um hospital universitário, quanto às médias de glicose, lipídios séricos, insulina, HOMA-IR (homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance, relação glicose/insulina, adiponectina e leptina. Compararam-se as frequências de acantose nigricans e das alterações de cintura, pressão arterial, glicose, lipídios séricos e insulina. Avaliou-se a correlação entre escore z de índice de massa corporal (IMC e adipocitoquinas. RESULTADOS: Houve diferença nas médias dos obesos, quanto a HDL-colesterol e adiponectina, e nas dos eutróficos, quanto a insulina, HOMA-IR, relação glicose/insulina e leptina (p OBJECTIVE: To verify the impact of obesity on metabolic syndrome components and adipokine levels in prepubertal children. METHODS: This cross-sectional study compared 30 obese, 31 overweight and 33 eutrophic children attending a university hospital-based outpatient pediatric clinic. Parameters assessed included glucose, serum lipids, insulin, homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR, glucose/insulin relation, adiponectin, and leptin. We compared the frequency of acanthosis nigricans and changes in waist, blood pressure, glucose, serum lipids, and insulin. The correlation between body mass index (BMI z score and adipokines was evaluated. RESULTS: Among obese children, there was a difference in the mean values of HDL cholesterol and adiponectin, whereas among the eutrophic children, there was a difference in the mean values of insulin, HOMA-IR, glucose/insulin relation, and leptin (p < 0.001. A difference was also observed regarding the frequency of acanthosis nigricans and alteration in waist and HDL cholesterol (p < 0.005 in the

  11. Histological dermal changes caused by preparation and application procedures in percutaneous dose toxicity studies in dogs, rabbits and rats

    Mitsuishi, Mikio; Oshikata, Takafumi; Kumabe, Shino; Kobayashi, Azusa; Katoku, Koshiro; Kanno, Takeshi; Hamamura, Masao; Tsuchitani, Minoru

    2014-01-01

    We reevaluated histological slides of dorsal skin in control animals from past percutaneous dose toxicity studies using dogs, rabbits and rats to provide background data concerning histological changes related to preparation and application procedures and vehicles or embrocations of every variety. Acanthosis, dermal or perifollicular inflammatory cell infiltration in dogs; hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, dermal inflammatory cell infiltration or hemorrhage in rabbits; and acanthosis, dermal inflam...

  12. 肥胖型多囊卵巢综合征患者临床和内分泌代谢特征%Clinical and Endocrine Metabolism Characteristics of Obese Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    石小燕; 邹毅; 黄淑玉; 晏益民

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore clinical and endocrine metabolism of obese women with polycystic ovary syn-drome( PCOS). Methods 180 patients with PCOS were divided into two groups:obese PCOS patients( BMI ﹥25 kg/m2 )and normal weight PCOS patients( BMI≤25 kg/m2 ). Hyperandrogenism,fasting insulin,fasting blood-glucose, follicle-stimulating hormone( FSH ),luteinizing hormone( LH ),estradiol( E2 ),prolactin( PRL ),progesterone and testosterone were detected and analyzed. Results 85 patients(47. 2%)were overweight and 95 patients(52. 8%) were normal weight. Menarche age,abortion times and menstrual disorder proportion were significantly higher in obese patients with PCOS(P﹤0. 05). Morbidity of hyperandrogenism and acanthosis nigricans,mean level of metabolism and hormones were significantly higher in obese patients with PCOS. Conclusion Menarche age,abortion times,and menstrual disorder proportion are higher in overweight and obese patients with PCOS. Hyperandrogenism and acantho-sis nigricans are prone to occurred in patients with higher levels of fasting blood-glucose,fasting insulin,FSH,LH and testosterone.%目的:探讨肥胖型多囊卵巢综合征( polycystic ovary syndrome,PCOS)患者的临床和内分泌代谢特征。方法将180例PCOS患者按照体重指数( BMI)分成两组:肥胖型PCOS患者( BMI ﹥25 kg/m2)和正常体重型PCOS患者( BMI ≤25 kg/m2)。每位患者都进行高雄激素血症检查,并测定空腹胰岛素、空腹血糖、卵泡刺激激素(FSH)、黄体生成素(LH)、雌二醇(E2)、泌乳素(PRL)、孕酮和睾酮的水平,并进行统计学分析。结果180例PCOS患者中,有85例超重肥胖女性(47.2%)和95例体重正常的女性(52.8%)。与非肥胖型PCOS患者相比,肥胖型PCOS女性月经初潮年龄增大、流产次数和月经紊乱比例明显增加,差异有统计学意义(P﹤0.05)。肥胖型PCOS患者高雄激素血症和黑棘皮病患病率明显增

  13. Diabetes melito do tipo 2 na infância e adolescência: revisão da literatura Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: literature review

    Monica Gabbay

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: análise crítica dos estudos sobre a epidemiologia, fisiopatologia, diagnóstico e tratamento do DM2 no jovem. MÉTODOS: revisão da literatura nos últimos 10 anos, através de pesquisa no banco de dados Medline, utilizando os termos "diabetes do tipo 2 no jovem". RESULTADOS: a fisiopatologia do DM2 no jovem é semelhante à do adulto, e compreende tanto a resistência à ação da insulina como uma alteração na função da célula beta-pancreática. O antecedente familiar para DM2, a presença de obesidade, a acanthosis nigricans, o peptídeo C de jejum superior a 0,6 ng/ml, a ausência de auto-anticorpos antiilhotas pancreáticas, em combinações variáveis, são pontos importantes para o diagnóstico desse tipo de DM. Cinco a 25% dos jovens com esse tipo de DM podem apresentar cetoacidose no diagnóstico. Nesses pacientes, o tratamento inicial com insulina é possível de ser descontinuado durante a evolução. A aderência à dieta e ao exercício físico são os elementos mais importantes do tratamento destes adolescentes. CONCLUSÃO: como a obesidade nos jovens tem aumentado, tanto em países industrializados como nos países em industrialização, o DM2 no jovem pode ser considerado um problema emergente também na nossa população.OBJECTIVE: the objective of this manuscript was to perform a critical review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis e treatment of T2DM in youth. SOURCES OF DATA: this review is based on the relevant literature published. The sources available for the authors were integrated with sources identified through Medline database. The key words used for searching were "Type 2 Diabetes in the Youth" in the last ten years. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: the pathophysiology (altered beta-cell function and insulin resistance of T2DM in youth is similar to adult's pathophysiology. Familiar Type 2 diabetes history, presence of obesity, acanthosis nigricans, high fasting plasma C-peptide levels and absence of

  14. [The polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance].

    Kreze, A; Hrnciar, J; Dobáková, M; Pekarová, E

    1997-10-01

    The insulin resistance syndrome and the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) appear to have some following coincidences: the existence of subclinical acanthosis nigricans in PCOS hyperinsulinemic women, correlation of insulin levels and free testosterone, insulin-like growth factor I binding protein (IGFIBP), and sex-hormone binding globulin. Insulin and IGFI act synergically with luteinizing hormone increasing the activity of cytochrome P450c17 and its enzymatic activity in the adrenals. The decrease in IGFI level and IGFI receptors in the ovarian granulosa cells reduce the steroids aromatisation. The increased expression of IGFI receptors in the theca cells favours the androgens' synthesis. Long-term insulin therapy results in an increase in ovary volume and the blood androgens levels. The deterioration of insulin resistance in PSOC women progresses also by the reduction of type I of skeletal muscle fibres which are sensitive to insulin, and the increase of type II fibres which are resistant to insulin in hyperandrogenemia. Testosterone deteriorates the skeletal as well as hepatic insulin sensitivity by both its facilitating effect on lipolysis and the increase of free fatty acids. Abdominal obesity seen in PCOS and insulin resistance is composed by adipocytes with glucocorticoid receptors, which after cortisol stimulation activate the lipoprotein lipase and fat accumulation. Gynoid obesity with the preferential aromatisation of steroids is not evolved because of the low estrogens and progesterone levels in PCOS. Low progesterone levels (with anticortisol effect) support the development of abdominal obesity. Ultimately, the early peak of insulin secretion (4-8 min) in PCOS is higher. This fact should testify a certain diabetic disposition. (Ref. 37.) PMID:9490171

  15. Advances in SAHA syndrome%SAHA综合征研究进展

    张添; 管海宏; 车敦发

    2012-01-01

    SAHA综合征是女性患者雄激素功能过强而引起的一组皮肤症候群,主要临床特征为皮脂溢、痤疮、多毛及雄激素脱发.该综合征可在一系列疾病导致的外周雄激素水平增高基础上发生,也可由毛囊皮脂腺组织对正常循环雄激素水平过于敏感的应答导致.临床分为特发型,卵巢型,肾上腺型,高催乳素型和高雄激素-胰岛素抵抗-黑棘皮型.应在明确病因和临床类型的基础上个体化治疗.%As a group of cutaneous symptoms caused by excessive androgen in women,SAHA syndrome is clinically characterized mainly by seborrhea,acne,hirsutism and androgenetic alopecia.The syndrome occurs either on the basis of high levels of circulating free androgens caused by a series of disorders,or due to the hypersensitive response of pilosebaceous apparaus to normal levels of circulating androgen.Clinically,it is classified into idiopathic,ovarian,adrenal,hyperprolactinemic SAHA and HAIR-AN(hyperandrogenism,insulin resistance,acanthosis nigricans)syndrome.Individualized treatment should be taken on the basis of defined etiology and clinical pattern.

  16. Deletion of exon 3 of the insulin receptor gene in a kindred with a familial form of insulin resistance

    Wertheimer, E.; Barbetti, F.; Accili, D.; Taylor, S.I. [National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (United States); Litvin, Y.; Ebstein, R.P.; Bennet, E.R.

    1994-05-01

    Molecular scanning techniques, such as denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), greatly facilitate screening candidate genes for mutations. The authors have used DGGE to screen for mutations in the insulin receptor gene in a family in which four of five daughters were affected by type A insulin resistance in association with acanthosis nigricans and hyperandrogenism. DGGE did not detect mutations in any of the 22 exons of the insulin receptor gene. Nevertheless, Southern blot analysis suggested that there was a deletion of exon 3 in the other paternal allele of the insulin receptor gene. Analysis of the father`s cDNA confirmed that exon 3 was deleted from mRNA molecules derived from one of his two alleles of the insulin receptor gene. Furthermore, the father was found to be hemizygous for a polymorphic sequence (GAC{sup Asp} at codon 234) in exon 3 that was not inherited by any of the five daughters. Instead, all five daughters inherited the paternal allele with the deletion mutation. They did not detect mutations in the mother`s insulin receptor gene. Furthermore, the clinical syndrome did not segregate with either of the mother`s two alleles of the insulin receptor gene. Although the youngest daughter inherited the mutant allele from her father, she was not clinically affected. The explanation for the incomplete penetrance is not known. These results emphasize the importance of specifically searching for deletion mutations when screening candidate genes for mutations. Furthermore, the existence of apparently asymptomatic carriers of mutations in the insulin receptor gene, such as the father in the present study, suggests that the prevalence of mutations in the insulin receptor gene may be higher than would be predicted on the basis of the observed prevalence of patients with extreme insulin resistance. 34 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Integrative medicine:the guide line in women's reproductive health and the treatment of gynecological disease

    Yu jin

    2004-01-01

    Integrative medicine follows the principles in TCM that nature and human beings being correspondent with its holistic and dialectic views and explores the integrating point with theories and scientific data in modern medicine. During study on 16 gynecological diseases, the deficiency. In patients with pubertal uterine bleeding, ovulation is induced by acupuncture via decrease in central β-endorphin (β-EP) levels, which leads to the cure of anorexia nervosa by acupuncture via decrease in serum cortisol levels in early 1980s. These results in TCM lead to the idea that neuro-endocrine system is directly related to metabolic system which is also proved to be true in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with or without hyperinsulinemia by two formulas (Yu's Tonifying Ricipe and Tian Gui Recipe,TGR) respectively according to differential diagnosis in TCM. Ovulation resulted with decrease in obesity, acanthosis nigricans, serum androgen, insulin, leptin and hyperthalamic neuropeptide Y (NPY), proopiomalanocortin (POMC) levels based on scientific data from both patients and an animal modal. It suggests that metabolic network, and the incidence of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cancers of the endometrium and breast may be reduced among patients with PCOS in their future life while these recipes being taken long period. For perimenopausal syndrome, formula Geng Nian Chun (GNC)without increase in serum estrogen levels. In aging rats, it was found that GNC increased the ER and ERmRNA expressions in the ovarian axis and the spleen accompanying with increase in central β-EP, serotonin (5-HT) and peripheral interlutin-2 (IL-2) levels in aging rats without changes of estrogen levels. These data may refer to the release of symptoms in women with postmenopausal syndome. It suggests that GNC up-regulates the fading of neuro-endocrine-immune network. Prevention, alleviation of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer disease may be expected in aging

  18. Polycystic ovary syndrome: Is obesity a sine qua non? A clinical, hormonal, and metabolic assessment in relation to body mass index

    Pikee Saxena

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective : To determine the proportion of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS patients who have normal body mass index (BMI and to compare the clinical, hormonal, and metabolic profile between lean and overweight patients of PCOS. Materials and Methods: One hundred consecutive infertile women with PCOS were studied and divided into lean (BMI between 18.5 and 23 and overweight (BMI ≥ 23. Metabolic and hormonal profile (serum FSH, LH, testosterone, prolactin, TSH on days 2-3 of menstrual cycle; serum progesterone premenstrually; serum insulin-fasting and 2 hours postglucose, glucose tolerance test, and fasting serum lipid profile was performed along with pelvic sonogropahy; and clinical features, viz. waist hip ratio, hirsutism, acne, acanthosis nigricans, and clitoromegaly were recorded. Results: 42% of the PCOS subjects had normal BMI. Average age, hirsutism (80.9% vs. 89.7%, irregular cycles (92.8% vs. 96.6%, acne (9.5% vs. 15.5%, clitoromegaly (2.3% vs. 3.4%, endometrial thickness >4 mm (9.5% vs. 15.5%, and hormonal profile were similar in the lean and overweight PCOS groups. Family history of diabetes (9.5% vs. 24.1%, abnormal glucose tolerance test (GTT (4.7% vs. 10.3%, deranged lipid profile (14.2% vs. 31%, and 2-hour postprandial insulin levels were higher in the overweight PCOS (P < 0.05. Insulin resistance was observed in 83.3% of lean PCOS but was still lower than 93.1% seen in overweight PCOS (P < 0.05. Conclusion: 42% of the PCOS had normal BMI, but clinical and hormonal profile was similar to PCOS patients with elevated BMI (overweight/obese. However, insulin resistance is observed in 83.3% of lean PCOS. Family history of diabetes, impaired GTT, deranged lipid profile, and insulin resistance were more prevalent in overweight PCOS.

  19. Polycystic ovary syndrome: Is obesity a sine qua non? A clinical, hormonal, and metabolic assessment in relation to body mass index

    Saxena, Pikee; Prakash, Anupam; Nigam, Aruna; Mishra, Archana

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To determine the proportion of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients who have normal body mass index (BMI) and to compare the clinical, hormonal, and metabolic profile between lean and overweight patients of PCOS. Materials and Methods: One hundred consecutive infertile women with PCOS were studied and divided into lean (BMI between 18.5 and 23) and overweight (BMI ≥ 23). Metabolic and hormonal profile (serum FSH, LH, testosterone, prolactin, TSH on days 2–3 of menstrual cycle; serum progesterone premenstrually; serum insulin—fasting and 2 hours postglucose, glucose tolerance test, and fasting serum lipid profile) was performed along with pelvic sonogropahy; and clinical features, viz. waist hip ratio, hirsutism, acne, acanthosis nigricans, and clitoromegaly were recorded. Results: 42% of the PCOS subjects had normal BMI. Average age, hirsutism (80.9% vs. 89.7%), irregular cycles (92.8% vs. 96.6%), acne (9.5% vs. 15.5%), clitoromegaly (2.3% vs. 3.4%), endometrial thickness >4 mm (9.5% vs. 15.5%), and hormonal profile were similar in the lean and overweight PCOS groups. Family history of diabetes (9.5% vs. 24.1%), abnormal glucose tolerance test (GTT) (4.7% vs. 10.3%), deranged lipid profile (14.2% vs. 31%), and 2-hour postprandial insulin levels were higher in the overweight PCOS (P < 0.05). Insulin resistance was observed in 83.3% of lean PCOS but was still lower than 93.1% seen in overweight PCOS (P < 0.05). Conclusion: 42% of the PCOS had normal BMI, but clinical and hormonal profile was similar to PCOS patients with elevated BMI (overweight/obese). However, insulin resistance is observed in 83.3% of lean PCOS. Family history of diabetes, impaired GTT, deranged lipid profile, and insulin resistance were more prevalent in overweight PCOS. PMID:23226650

  20. A clinical study of dermatoses in diabetes to establish its markers

    Dependra Kumar Timshina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Cutaneous manifestations of diabetes mellitus generally appear subsequent to the development of the disease, but they may be the first presenting signs and in some cases they may precede the primary disease manifestation by many years. Aims : T0 he aim of our study was to study the spectrum of dermatoses in diabetics, to know the frequency of dermatoses specific to diabetes mellitus (DM, and to establish the mucocutaneous markers of DM. Material and Methods: The study was conducted at a diabetic clinic and our department between September 2008 and June 2010. Two hundred and twenty-four diabetic patients were included in the study group and those with gestational diabetes were excluded. Healthy age- and sex-matched individuals were taken as controls. Results: The male to female ratio was 1 : 1.21. Type 2 DM was seen in 89.7% and type 1 DM in 10.3% of the patients. Dermatoses were seen in 88.3% of the diabetics compared to 36% in non-diabetic controls (P<0.05. Cutaneous infections were the most common dermatoses followed by acanthosis nigricans and xerosis in diabetics. Type 2 DM was found to have an increased risk of complications than type 1 DM. Complications of diabetes were seen in 43.7% of the diabetic cases. Diabetic dermopathy, loss of hair over the legs, diabetic foot ulcer, and so on, were found to be the cutaneous markers of DM in our group of cases. Conclusion: Dermatoses were more common in diabetics than non-diabetics. Cutaneous infections formed the largest group of dermatoses in DM.

  1. The skin landscape in diabetes mellitus. Focus on dermocosmetic management

    Piérard GE

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Gérald E Piérard,1 Sophie Seité,2 Trinh Hermanns-Lê,3 Philippe Delvenne,3 André Scheen,4 Claudine Piérard-Franchimont3 1Laboratory of Skin Bioengineering and Imaging (LABIC, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium; 2La Roche-Posay Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Asnières, France; 3Department of Dermatopathology, Unilab Lg, Liège University Hospital, Liège, Belgium; 4Department of Diabetology, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, and Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Liège University Hospital, Liège, Belgium Background: Some relationships are established between diabetes mellitus (DM and a series of cutaneous disorders. Specific dermatoses are markers for undiagnosed DM. Other disorders represent supervening complications in an already treated DM patient. Objective: To review the information about dermocosmetic care products and their appropriate use in the management and prevention of dermatoses related to DM. Method: The peer-reviewed literature and empiric findings are covered. Owing to the limited clinical evidence available for the use of dermocosmetics, a review of the routine practices and common therapies in DM-related dermatoses was conducted. Results: Some DM-related dermatoses (acanthosis nigricans, pigmented purpuric dermatosis are markers of macrovascular complications. The same disorders and some others (xerosis, Dupuytren's disease have been found to be more frequently associated with microangiopathy. Other skin diseases (alopecia areata, vitiligo were found to be markers of autoimmunity, particularly in type 1 DM. Unsurprisingly, using dermocosmetics and appropriate skin care has shown objective improvements of some DM-related dermatoses, such effects improve the quality of life. The most common skin manifestations of DM fall along continuum between "dry skin," xerosis, and acquired ichthyosis, occurring predominately on the shins and feet. Dermocosmetic products improve the feeling of well-being for DM patients. Keywords: diabetes

  2. Dermatologic Diseases Presenting with Pigmentation Disorders in Children: A Single Center Experience

    Ayse Akbas

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: To determine the incidence and demographic characteristics of skin diseases presenting with hyperpigmentation in children applying to the dermatology department. Methods: A total of 2815 children between the ages of 0 to 16 who applied to the dermatology clinic with the complaints of hyperpigmentation disorders were evaluated. The age, gender, socioeconomic status, place of residence and demographic characteristics of children with abnormal pigmentation skin lesions were investigated. Results: A total of 2815 children applied to the dermatology clinic during the study period. Of these patients 1491 were female (53% and 1324 were male (47%. Of these 266 (9.4% were diagnosed with skin disorders presenting with hyperpigmention. The causes of hyperpigmentation in these patients were was follows; pityriasis alba (2.6%, melanocytic nevus (2.1%, vitiligo (1.8% postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (0.5%, and postinflammatory hypopigmentation (0.5%. According to the gender, p.alba, vitiligo, Becker nevus, acanthosis nigricans, tuberosclerosis and albinism were seen more in boys and nevus depigmentosus ephelis, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation and melanocytic nevus were seen more in the girls. Pitriyazis versicolor was seen equally in both genders. According to age groups, melanocytis nevus were found to be more frequent between the ages of 0-2 and 12-16, whereas pityrsasis versicolor was more frequent in ages 12-16 and P. alba in the 3-11 age group. Conclusions: There are quite a substantial number of pigmentation diseases occurring in children. Early diagnosis and treatment are important because although these diseases mainly cause cosmetic problems, they can decrease the quality of life. Here, we attempted to define the demographic characteristics of diseases presenting with disorders in pigmentation in children.

  3. Leprechaunism (Donohue syndrome): a case bearing novel compound heterozygous mutations in the insulin receptor gene.

    Kawashima, Yuki; Nishimura, Rei; Utsunomiya, Akari; Kagawa, Reiko; Funata, Hiroaki; Fujimoto, Masanobu; Hanaki, Keiichi; Kanzaki, Susumu

    2013-01-01

    Leprechaunism (Donohue syndrome) is the most severe type of insulin receptor (INSR) gene anomaly with the majority of patients surviving for only 2 years. We report a surviving 2 -year-old male with leprechaunism, bearing novel compound heterozygous mutations in the INSR. The patient is a Japanese boy with acanthosis nigricans, lack of subcutaneous fat, hirsutism, thick lips, gum hypertrophy and extremely high insulin levels (6702 mU/mL). He was as having identified novel compound heterozygous mutations in INSR (p.T910M and p. E1047K). At 24 day-old, recombinant human insulin-like growth factor 1 (rh-IGF1) treatment was started because of poor weight gain. At 2 years old, the patient's serum glucose level and HbA1C value had worsened, and both a bolus of rh-IGF-1 and a subcutaneous injection of a rapid-acting insulin analog after meals, in addition to α-glycosidase inhibitor, were initiated from 2 years onward. Oxygen administration and biphasic positive airway pressure treatment were also initiated from 2 years old due to upper airway obstruction with adenoidal hypertrophy. In the experiments conducted using COS7 cells homozygously transfected with the INSR mutation, T910M INSR failed to process the proreceptor and decreased insulin-stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation. E1047K INSR resulted in a complete absence of insulin-stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation. These findings suggest the near absence of INSR in this patient. We consider that the rhIGF1 treatment contributed to his long survival, but it was not able to prevent his diabetic condition. Our report provides important insights into the function of INSR, and for the treatment of leprechaunism. PMID:22972224

  4. Anormalidades cardiovasculares e metabólicas em pacientes com a síndrome de Berardinelli-Seip Anormalidades cardiovasculares y metabólicas en pacientes con el síndrome de Berardinelli-Seip Cardiometabolic abnormalities in patients with berardinelli-Seip syndrome

    Antonio Guedes do Rêgo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A síndrome de Berardinelli-Seip (SBS ou lipodistrofia generalizada congênita acomete, frequentemente, o aparelho cardiovascular e também promove anormalidades metabólicas que envolvem os metabolismos glicídico e lipídico. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a prevalência das anormalidades cardiovasculares e metabólicas em portadores da SBS. MÉTODOS: Vinte e dois pacientes do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (Brasil, com diagnóstico da SBS, foram submetidos a avaliação clínica, eletrocardiograma de repouso, ecodopplercardiograma, radiografia de tórax, eletrocardiografia dinâmica de 24 horas, teste ergométrico e análise laboratorial. RESULTADOS: Os pacientes eram, predominantemente, adultos jovens, sendo a maioria do sexo feminino. A totalidade da amostra apresentou resistência à insulina, acanthosis nigricans e HDL-colesterol diminuído. A presença de esplenomegalia, hepatomegalia, diabetes mellitus tipo II e triglicérides elevados era constante. A síndrome metabólica foi caracterizada na maioria dos pacientes, com predominância no sexo feminino e com um alto grau de consanguinidade paterna. A hipertensão arterial sistêmica e a pré-hipertensão foram encontradas em mais da metade dos pacientes (77,3%. O ecodopplercardiograma mostrou a presença de hipertrofia concêntrica do ventrículo esquerdo (50%, hipertrofia excêntrica do ventrículo esquerdo (4,5% e geometria normal do ventrículo esquerdo (45,5%. Elevada taxa de arritmia foi evidenciada no holter, tais como extrassístoles ventriculares, extrassístoles supraventriculares e taquicardia supraventricular sustentada. A incompetência cronotrópica (54,5% foi observada no teste ergométrico. CONCLUSÃO: Anormalidades cardiovasculares e metabólicas foram observadas em elevada prevalência em indivíduos jovens e assintomáticos com SBS. Esses achados apontam para a necessidade de acompanhamento cardiológico sistemático e de medidas preventivas nesse grupo de risco

  5. Impact of obesity on frequency and pattern of disease in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

    Background: Obesity plays an important role in the genesis and maintenance of polycystic ovarian disease. PCOD is the leading cause of anovulatory infertility in females and affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. PCOD is strongly associated with obesity. Aims and Objectives: To study frequency of weight distribution and differences in disease pattern of PCOD in obese and non obese females. Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical Study. Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted in Qassim University Clinic, College of Medicine, Buraida (King-dom of Saudi Arabia) over 2 years (June 2007-June 2009). Materials and Methods: A sample of 500 non pregnant Saudi females of reproductive age presenting with different gynecological complaints was included in the study. Body Mass Index was calculated for all 500 patients after recording height and weight using formula; BMI = Weight (Kg)/Height (m)/sup 2/. The sample was divided into two groups depending upon their i.e. BMI = 18.5-24.9 (Normal weight) and BMI > 25 (overweight/obese).Frequency of PCOD was calculated in both groups in the first step and in the second step obese PCOD patients (Study group) were compared with normal weight PCOD patients (control group) regarding clinical manifestations, endocrine profile, metabolic profile, ovarian morphology and difficulties encountered in the management. Data were collected on a structured proforma and analyzed using computer programme SPSS Version 14 for windows and a p-value of 25 (overweight and obese) while 156 (31.2%) had BMI between 18.5-24.9 (normal weight). A significantly increased frequency of PCOD was found in obese patients; 152 (44%) as compared to those with normal weight; 14 (9%). All manifestations of PCOD (infertility, menstrual irregularity, skin problems like hirsuitism acne and Acanthosis nigricans) as well as disturbance in endocrine and metabolic profile were present with higher frequency and severity in obese as compared to non obese patients

  6. Insulin resistance in adolescents with Down syndrome: a cross-sectional study

    Beserra Izabel CR

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is higher in individuals with Down syndrome (DS than in the general population; it may be due to the high prevalence of obesity presented by many of them. The aim of this study was to evaluate the insulin resistance (IR using the HOMA (Homeostasis Model Assessment method, in DS adolescents, describing it according to the sex, body mass index (BMI and pubertal development. Methods 15 adolescents with DS (8 males and 7 females were studied, aged 10 to 18 years, without history of disease or use of medication that could change the suggested laboratory evaluation. On physical examination, the pubertal signs, acanthosis nigricans (AN, weight and height were evaluated. Fasting plasma glucose and insulin were analysed by the colorimetric method and RIA-kit LINCO, respectively. IR was calculated using the HOMA method. The patients were grouped into obese, overweight and normal, according to their BMI percentiles. The EPIINFO 2004 software was used to calculate the BMI, its percentile and Z score. Results Five patients were adults (Tanner V or presence of menarche, 9 pubertal (Tanner II – IV and 1 prepubertal (Tanner I. No one had AN. Two were obese, 4 overweight and 9 normal. Considering the total number of patients, HOMA was 1.7 ± 1.0, insulin 9.3 ± 4.8 μU/ml and glucose 74.4 ± 14.8 mg/dl. The HOMA values were 2.0 ± 1.0 in females and 1.5 ± 1.0 in males. Considering the nutritional classification, the values of HOMA and insulin were: HOMA: 3.3 ± 0.6, 2.0 ± 1.1 and 1.3 ± 0.6, and insulin: 18.15 ± 1.6 μU/ml, 10.3 ± 3.5 μU/ml and 6.8 ± 2.8 μU/ml, in the obese, overweight and normal groups respectively. Considering puberty, the values of HOMA and insulin were: HOMA: 2.5 ± 1.3, 1.4 ± 0.6 and 0.8 ± 0.0, and insulin: 13.0 ± 5.8 μU/ml, 7.8 ± 2.9 μU/ml and 4.0 ± 0.0 μU/ml, in the adult, pubertal and prepubertal groups respectively. Conclusion The obese and overweight, female and

  7. Diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents%儿童及青少年2型糖尿病的诊断和治疗

    赵莎; 马向华; 倪娟

    2013-01-01

    儿童及青少年糖尿病一直是威胁儿童及青少年健康成长的重要危险因素,目前儿童及青少年糖尿病中2型糖尿病占很大一部分.对儿童及青少年2型糖尿病的诊断主要是与1型糖尿病的鉴别.儿童及青少年2型糖尿病多伴有肥胖、多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)、黑棘皮病等,可以通过临床症状、空腹血糖、口服葡萄糖耐量试验(OGTT)、胰岛素自身抗体和C肽水平来诊断儿童及青少年2型糖尿病.儿童及青少年2型糖尿病与1型糖尿病相比,更早、更易出现糖尿病微血管并发症.目前的治疗方案主要有糖尿病健康教育、饮食控制、运动疗法、口服药物和胰岛素治疗.%Diabetes has been an important risk factor which threats the health of children and adolescents.Type 2 diabetes accounted for a large part in the amount of children and adolescents with diabetes.Diag-nosis of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents is mainly to identify from type 1 diabetes mellitus.Many children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes usually have problem with obesity,polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or acanthosis nigricans,etc.The diagnosis of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes can through the clinical symptoms,fasting glucose,oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT),insulin autoantibodies and C-peptide levels.Compared with type 1 diabetes,children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes develop micro-vascular complications more easily and earlier.The treatment of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes includes diabetic health education,diet control,exercise,oral drugs and insulin.

  8. Association of obesity and overweight with the prevalence of insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and clinical–biochemical characteristics among infertile Mexican women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a cross-sectional study

    Reyes-Muñoz, Enrique; Ortega-González, Carlos; Martínez-Cruz, Nayeli; Arce-Sánchez, Lidia; Estrada-Gutierrez, Guadalupe; Moran, Carlos; Sánchez-Serrano, Ana Paola; Higareda-Sánchez, Rodolfo; de la Jara-Díaz, Julio Francisco

    2016-01-01

    Objective To study the association of obesity and overweight with the prevalence of insulin resistance (IR), pre-diabetes and clinical–biochemical characteristics among infertile Mexican women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Design Retrospective cross-sectional study. Setting Level-three medical institution, an infertility clinic in Mexico City. Participants We included infertile Mexican women with diagnosis of PCOS according to the Rotterdam criteria: group 1 (n=83), normal weight (body mass index (BMI) 18.5–24.9 kg/m2); group 2 (n=217), overweight (BMI 25–29.9 kg/m2); and group 3 (n=238), obese (BMI≥30 kg/m2). Primary and secondary outcome measures IR was determined by homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) >2.5 and pre-diabetes by fasting glucose between 5.6 and 6.9 mmol/L and/or glucose value between 7.8 and 11 mmol/L at 2 hours during an oral glucose tolerance test. We compared clinical–biochemical characteristics among groups. Results Prevalence of IR for groups 1, 2 and 3 was 19.3%, 56.2% and 78.2%; overweight and obesity increase the IR OR (CI 95%) to 5.3 (2.9 to 9.8) and 14.9 (8.0 to 28), respectively. Prevalence of pre-diabetes for groups 1, 2 and 3 was 7.2%, 17.5% and 31.5%; overweight and obesity increase the pre-diabetes OR (CI 95%) to 2.7 (1.1 to 6.7) and 5.9 (2.4 to 14), respectively. Acanthosis nigricans was more frequent in group 3 than group 1. Free Androgen Index (FAI) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were lower in group 1 than in groups 2 and 3. Progesterone and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels were higher in group 1 than in groups 2 and 3. Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) was higher in group 1 than group 3. Conclusions Obese and overweight infertile Mexican women with PCOS, attending to an infertility clinic, have a higher prevalence of IR and pre-diabetes compared with normal-weight women with PCOS. Therapeutic interventions should include those that improved metabolic functioning prior to

  9. Prevalence of insulin resistance in obese adolescents

    Aman B. Pulungan

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Background Childhood obesity is a global health problem, with the prevalence is differed in each country and affected by many factors, such as lifestyle and physical activity. Insulin resistance (IR as a basic mechanism of several metabolic diseases in obesity, is related with metabolic syndrome (MetS along with its long term complications, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM. Several factors are known to be associated with IR, and the presence of acanthosis nigricans (AN has an important meaning in predicting IR. Objectives To assess the prevalence of IR, MetS in obese adolescents and its potentially associated factors, such as gender, signs of AN, and family history of metabolic diseases. Methods A cross-sectional study was performed in obese adolescents, aged 12-15 years, over a two-month period. Fasting blood glucose, insulin, and lipid profiles were measured. Oobesity was defined using body mass index (BMI. Insulin resistance was quantified by the homeostasis model assessment for IR (HOMA-IR. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF 2007 criteria. Results Of 92 obese adolescents, IR was found in 38% of subjects, with females predominating (57.2%. Signs of AN were seen in 71.4% of subjects and a positive family history of metabolic diseases was found in 82.8% of subjects, including family history of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM, and hypertension. Less than 10% of subjects were considered to be in a prediabetic state, and none had T2DM. No statistical significance was found between gender, family history, or signs of AN and IR (P>0.05. Metabolic syndromes was found in 19.6% of subjects, with the following prevalences for each component: 34.8% for hypertension, 78.3% for central obesity, 8.7% for impaired fasting glucose (IFG, 22.8% for low levels of HDL, and 21.7% for high triglyceride levels. A strong correlation was found between IR and IFG with OR=5.69 (95%CI 1.079 – 29.993, P=0

  10. Prevalence of insulin resistance in obese adolescents

    Aman B. Pulungan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background Childhood obesity is a global health problem, with the prevalence is differed in each country and affected by many factors, such as lifestyle and physical activity. Insulin resistance (IR as a basic mechanism of several metabolic diseases in obesity, is related with metabolic syndrome (MetS along with its long term complications, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM. Several factors are known to be associated with IR, and the presence of acanthosis nigricans (AN has an important meaning in predicting IR.Objectives To assess the prevalence of IR, MetS in obese adolescents and its potentially associated factors, such as gender, signs of AN, and family history of metabolic diseases.Methods A cross-sectional study was performed in obese adolescents, aged 12-15 years, over a two-month period. Fasting blood glucose, insulin, and lipid profiles were measured. Oobesity was defined using body mass index (BMI. Insulin resistance was quantified by the homeostasis model assessment for IR (HOMA-IR. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF 2007 criteria.Results Of 92 obese adolescents, IR was found in 38% of subjects, with females predominating (57.2%. Signs of AN were seen in 71.4% of subjects and a positive family history of metabolic diseases was found in 82.8% of subjects, including family history of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM, and hypertension. Less than 10% of subjects were considered to be in a prediabetic state, and none had T2DM. No statistical significance was found between gender, family history, or signs of AN and IR (P>0.05. Metabolic syndromes was found in 19.6% of subjects, with the following prevalences for each component: 34.8% for hypertension, 78.3% for central obesity, 8.7% for impaired fasting glucose (IFG, 22.8% for low levels of HDL, and 21.7% for high triglyceride levels. A strong correlation was found between IR and IFG with OR=5.69 (95%CI 1.079 – 29.993, P=0

  11. Early Signs of Atherogenesis in Adolescents in a Havana Family Medicine Catchment Area.

    Valdés, Wendy; Díaz-Perera, Georgia; Espinosa, Tania M

    2015-10-01

    INTRODUCTION Atherosclerosis is the common underlying cause of cardiovascular diseases; the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. It is a major contributor to disability and poorer quality of life and is costly to health systems, individuals, families and society. Early signs of atherogenesis are manifestations of atherosclerosis and known atherogenic risk factors occurring at young ages and detectable by health professionals. Early detection of such signs in children and adolescents enables actions to prevent short- and long-term complications. OBJECTIVE Detect early signs of atherogenesis in adolescents in Family Doctor-and-Nurse Office No. 13 of the Raúl Gómez García Polyclinic in Havana's 10 de Octubre Municipality. METHODS An observational, cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted: the universe consisted of 110 adolescents and, once exclusion criteria were applied, the sample was made up of 96 adolescents in the office's geographical catchment area. Variables included sociodemographic data; measurements from physical and anthropometric examinations (weight, height, body mass index, waist circumference, blood pressure, presence of acanthosis nigricans); maternal history of diabetes mellitus and hypertension, smoking during pregnancy; birth weight and duration of exclusive breastfeeding; lifestyle (physical activity, dietary habits by frequency of consumption of fruits and vegetables, salt intake, and smoking); and a history of atherogenic risk factors and atherosclerotic diseases (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease and chronic kidney disease) in adolescents and their families. The number of early signs of atherogenesis was determined. Descriptive statistics and a chi-square test, with significance threshold set at p = 0.05, were used to examine differences by sex and age. RESULTS A total of 62.5% of participating adolescents were female and the same percent of the total

  12. INSULINO RESISTENCIA EN MUJERES INFÉRTILES

    José Urdaneta Machado

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: La insulino resistencia (IR es una compleja alteración fisiopatológica, presente en los órganos terminales, de alta prevalencia en mujeres en edad fértil y etapa prepuberal, con reconocida asociación a riesgo cardiovascular e infertilidad. Objetivo: Determinar la frecuencia de IR en mujeres infértiles y los factores de riesgos asociados en mujeres que acuden a la consulta de ginecología de la Maternidad "Dr. Armando Castillo Plaza". Método: Investigación de tipo aplicada y descriptiva, con diseño no experimental, aplicándose la técnica de la observación directa no participante y estructurada, teniendo como instrumento la ficha de trabajo. Resultados: La prevalencia de IR fue de 80%, con índice de HOMA de 5,4 ± 2,7. Se identificaron en las mujeres infértiles los siguientes factores de riesgo asociados: hiperandrogenismo/obesidad (OR: 1,51; pBackground: Insulin resistance (IR is a complex physiopathological alteration, present in the terminal organs, of high prevalence in women in fertile age and prepuberal stage, with recognized cardiovascular risk association and infertility. Objective: To determine the frequency of IR in infertile women and factors of risks associated in the patients which going to consultation of gynecology of the Maternity "Dr. Armando Castillo Plaza". Method: An applied and descriptive investigation was realised, with nonexperimental design, being applied the technique of the nonparticipant and structured direct observation, having as instrument the work card. Results: The prevalence of IR was 80%, with HOMA index of 5.4 ± 2.7. In infertile women were identified the following risk factors: increased serum androgens/obesity (OR: 1.51; p<0.001, dyslipidemia (OR: 6.53; p<0.001, arterial hypertension (OR: 8.41; p<0.02, acanthosis nigricans (OR: 9.0; p<0.002, and acne (OR: 2.65; p<0.01. Conclusion: We found a high frequency of IR between the infertile women, which can be corrected with changes in

  13. The evaluation of the impact of age, skin tags, metabolic syndrome, body mass index, and smoking on homocysteine, endothelin-1, high-sensitive C-reactive protein, and on the heart

    Omar Soliman El Safoury

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Skin tags (STs are small, pedunculated skin-colored or brown papules that occur around any site where skin folds occur. The literature is short of comprehensive and controlled clinical studies aimed to evaluate the atherogenic risk factors in patients with STs. Aim of Work: The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of age, STs, metabolic syndrome (METs, body mass index (BMI, and smoking on homocysteine (Hcy, endothelin-1 (ET-1, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (Hs-CRP, and on cardiovascular diseases. Materials and Methods: This study included 30 cardiac patients with STs, 30 non-cardiac patients with STs, and 30 healthy controls with neither heart disease nor STs. History of smoking, measurement of height, weight, BMI, waist circumference (WC, blood pressure, STs number, color, acanthosis nigricans, estimation of serum level of fasting glucose, triglycerides (TGs, cholesterol, high-dense lipoproteins (HDL, Hcy, ET-1, Hs-CRP, and the presence of the METs were elicited in the three groups. Results: Regarding the Hcy, ET-1, and Hs-CRP, the cardiac-STs group showed the highest levels and the control group showed the least ( P < 0.001. The percents of patients with METs were 56.7% in the cardiac-STs, 40% in the non-cardiac-STs, and 0% in the control group ( P < 0.001. Mean BMI exceeded the limit of obesity in the cardiac-STs group (30.9 ± 3.9 and the non-cardiac-STs group (32.6 ± 6 and was normal in the control group (24.7 ± 2.8. Hyperpigmented STs were present in 66.7% of the cardiac-STs group. Multivariate regression analysis for the independent effectors on Hcy level were the presence of STs ( P < 0.001, METs ( P = 0.001, and BMI ( P = 0.024. Regarding ET-1, the effectors were the presence of STs and METs ( P = 0.032. For Hs-CRP, effectors were the presence of STs ( P < 0.001 and smoking ( P = 0.040. Multivariate logistic regression of the predictors of cardiac disease showed that the independent predictors of the occurrence

  14. Trends on the prevalence rates of obesity and cardiometabolic among children and adolescents in Beijing, during 2004-2013%2004-2013年北京市学龄儿童肥胖及相关代谢异常的流行趋势

    闫银坤; 侯冬青; 段佳丽; 赵小元; 孙颖; 黄贵民; 苏忠剑; 程红; 孟玲慧

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze the trends on the prevalence rates of obesity and cardiometabolic among children and adolescents in Beijing,during 2004-2013.Methods Data was collected from three cross-sectional studies among children and adolescents,aged 7-17 years old in Beijing.Two studies in 2004 and 2013 were conducted in general population,and one was among obese children in 2007.Data on anthropometric measurements including weight,height,and age was collected from all the subjects.The obese children from all three studies underwent a clinic examination that containing blood pressure,fasting plasma glucose,lipid profile (TC,TG,LDL-C,HDL-C),and acanthosis nigricans.Liver transaminases detection(ALT and AST) and liver ultrasound examination were performed in obese children from surveys in 2007 and 2013.Results The prevalence of severe obesity increased from 1.86% in 2004 to 4.17% in 2013,with an annual increase rate as 0.26%.The proportion of severe obesity in obesity increased from 18.92% in 2004 to 25.15% in 2013.After adjusting for age and gender,the prevalence of IFG,hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL-C in both obese children and adolescents increased during 2004-2013 (all P<0.05).The prevalence rates of hypertension,dyslipidemia,hypertriglyceridemia,and acanthosis nigricans in severe obese children were higher than those in moderate obesity.The proportion of children with 2 or more cardiometabolic risk factors in severe obese children was higher than in moderate obese children.Conclusion The prevalence rates of obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors among children and adolescents in Beijing showed an increase during 2004-2013.%目的 分析近10年北京市儿童青少年肥胖及相关代谢异常流行趋势.方法 研究对象来源于2004-2013年3次现况调查,年龄7~17岁.2004年和2013年调查为一般人群,2007年调查为肥胖人群.3个人群均进行身高、体重测量及对肥胖儿童健康评估,项目包括

  15. Investigation of glucose metabolism and obesity in school-age children in Zhengzhou city%郑州地区学龄儿童肥胖特征及糖代谢的调查分析

    袁慧娟; 赵志刚; 汪艳芳; 李德霞; 苏永; 张会峰; 王遂军; 田睿

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the status of children adiposity at school age, and to analysis their related factors. Methods We advertised through the press, and recruited obese children aged 7~14y to our hospital- All the children meeting the diagnostic criteria for obesity filled out the unifiable form and had a physical examinations and laboratory tests. Results The prevalence of diabetes, impaired glucose regulation, insulin resistance,benign acanthosis nigricans and hypertension were 2. 4% ,20. 3% ,43.1 % ,80. 1%,35. 9% respectively among adolescents with adiposity in Zhengzhou city. By multiple linear stepwise regression analysis, we found that birth weight and waist circumference were related to body mass index(P<0. 01), Meanwhile sex,age,waist, fasting plasma glucose were related to fasting serum insulin level (P<0.01). Conclusions The prevalence of glucose dysregulation, insulin resistance and hypertension performance among obese children were increased in Henan province. The degree of obesity in children tended to increase with increasing age gradually. Strengthened screening and management of obese children are very helpful to prevent the high incidence of metabolic disease after being adults .%目的 了解郑州地区学龄儿童肥胖症的患病情况并分析相关影响因素. 方法 通过报纸招募7~14岁肥胖儿童来我院检查,对于符合肥胖症标准的422例儿童填写统一设计的表格并进行体检和实验室检查. 结果 郑州地区学龄肥胖症的儿童,糖尿病、IGR、IR、良性黑棘皮病、高血压的患病率分别为2.4%、20.3%、43.1%、80.1%、35.9%.多元线性逐步回归分析发现,出生时体重和WC与BMI相关(P<0.01),性别、年龄、WC、FPG与FIns水平相关(P<0.01). 结论 郑州地区肥胖儿童的糖调节障碍、IR、高血压的患病率高.儿童的肥胖程度呈现随年龄增加逐渐加重趋势.加强对肥胖儿童的筛查与管理,对防止成年后代谢疾病的高发具有重要意义.

  16. Cutaneous manifestations of internal malignancies in a tertiary health care hospital of a developing country Manifestações cutâneas de doenças malignas em um hospital terciário de um país em desenvolvimento

    Alex G Ortega-Loayza

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available In a public hospital in Lima, Peru, 24 patients with 16 types of paraneoplastic dermatoses were identified by data collection. The most frequent dermatosis was dermatomyositis (four patients. The other dermatoses were malignant acanthosis nigricans, palmoplantar keratoderma, bullous dermatoses, lymphomatoid papulosis, edematous scarring vasculitic panniculitis, Norwegian scabies, primary systemic amyloidosis, necrolytic migratory erythema, infective dermatitis, pancreatic panniculitis, generalized pruritus, Lesser-Trelat syndrome, and acquired ichthyosis. Most of these paraneoplastic dermatoses were diagnosed before (45.8% or at the time of (38.5% the diagnosis of the underlying malignancy. The most frequent underlying malignancies were lymphoma, adenocarcinomas of the upper digestive tract, and malignant neoplasms of the pancreas. The average age of the patients was 47.0 ± 16.9 years and the length of the disease since diagnosis was 13.7 months. The mortality rate was 75%. Paraneoplastic dermatoses are rare dermatologic entities that are difficult to diagnose. Surveillance is also hampered when patients do not have easy access to health care centers due to financial and geographical issues. However, when identified, they might facilitate the early diagnosis of an associated tumor and contribute to increase the surveillance of patients.Em um hospital público em Lima, Peru, 24 pacientes com 16 tipos de dermatoses paraneoplásicas foram identificados por meio de coleta de dados. A dermatose mais frequente foi dermatomiosite (quatro pacientes. As outras dermatoses foram acantose maligna, queratodermia palmoplantar, dermatoses bolhosas, papulose linfomatóide, cicatriz edematosa, paniculite e vasculite, escabiose norueguesa, amiloidose sistêmica primária, eritema necrolítico migratório, dermatite infecciosa, paniculite pancreática, prurido generalizado, sinal de Leser-Trelat e ictiose adquirida. Grande parte dessas dermatoses foi

  17. Comparative Genomics- Identifying similarities and differences across three leafhopper vectors of Xylella fastidiosa

    Leafhoppers are the second most important vectors of agricultural diseases, thus we examined the gene expression across three leafhopper leafhoppers, Homalodisca vitripennis, Graphocephala atropunctata, and Oncometopia nigricans, which are vectors of the plant-infecting bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa...

  18. The Effect of Temperature and Relative Humidity on Pawpaw Fruit Rot in South-Western Nigeria

    R.A. Baiyewu; N.A. Amusa

    2005-01-01

    Fungi found associated with fruit rot of pawpaw (Carica papaya L. ) in South-western Nigeria includes Rhizopus nigricans, Aspergilus niger, Fusarium moniliforme, Curvularia lunata and Collectotrichum capsicis. All were pathogenic on the test pawpaw fruits varieties (Isolo, JS22 and Homestead) in this study. The most pathogenic being C. lunata followed by R. nigricans, while the least rot was induced by C. capsicis. Results reveal that optimum temperature for maximum rot, range f...

  19. Crianças e adolescentes obesos: dois anos de acompanhamento interdisciplinar Obese children and adolescents: two years of interdisciplinary follow-up

    Mariana Porto Zambon

    2008-06-01

    at mean age of 4.3 years when they started the weight gain. All patients were followed at the Obesity Out-Patient Clinic of the Clinical Hospital of Campinas University. Out of the 150 patients, 128 returned once and weight, height, body mass index (BMI measurements and Z scores were obtained. Laboratory exams were colleted: hemoglobin, lipids, fasting glucose and fasting insulin. Glucose/insulin ratio was calculated. Patients were divided in two groups, if they returned or not to the clinic. Difference between both groups were analyzed regarding age, gender, city of origin, age when the weight gain started, acanthosis nigricans, weight, height, BMI Z score and proportion of altered laboratory exams. The difference in BMI Z score in relation to the first visit was also analyzed. RESULTS: Among the 128 patients, 57% continued to be followed in the clinic and 114 returned at least once. Comparing groups, patients from Campinas fail more to return. There were no differences in the clinical, anthropometric and laboratory variables. Both groups showed lower mean BMI Z score in the return visit compared to the first visit. CONCLUSIONS: The obese children and adolescents from the follow-up clinic showed a reduction in the mean BMI Z score similar to published data. The rate of dropping follow-up was high, but no variable could explain it, except for the patient origin.

  20. Diet of two sympatric insectivores bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in the Cerrado of Central Brazil Dieta de duas espécies simpátricas de morcegos insetívoros no Cerrado do Brasil Central

    Ludmilla M. de S. Aguiar; Yasmine Antonini

    2008-01-01

    We examined food habits of Vespertilionidae bats Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821) and Eptesicus furinalis (d'Orbigny, 1847) by fecal analysis in cerrado sensu stricto and gallery forests, within APA - Gama-Cabeça-de-Veado, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil. Out of 20 fecal samples collected, seven were of Eptesicus furinalis and 13 of Myotis nigricans. The diet of E. furinalis included six orders of insects: Coleoptera (5/7 by items presence), Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera (3/7), Diptera, Hemip...

  1. Contribution à la systématique des Prochilodus boliviens (Pisces, Characiformes, Prochilodidae)

    Loubens, Gérard; Lauzanne, Laurent; Géry, J.

    1991-01-01

    Quatre-vingt-huit spécimens du genre néotropical de poissons characiformes #Prochilodus$ Agassiz, récoltés en Bolivie, ont été étudiés. L'évaluation de caractères taxonomiques classiques ainsi que la structure des dents labiales et une analyse multivariée (analyse en composantes principales) ont permis de dégager un certain nombre de caractères discriminants, ce qui abouti à la reconnaissance de cinq espèces : #P. nigricans$ (rios Mamoré et Béni), #aff. nigricans$ (rio San Juanito), #labeo$ n...

  2. КОМПОНЕНТЫ И ПРОЯВЛЕНИЯ МЕТАБОЛИЧЕСКОГО СИНДРОМА У ЖЕНЩИН С БЕСПЛОДИЕМ

    Рустамова, М.; Мурадов, А.; Раджабова, С.; Рахмонова, С.; Сироджева, Л.

    2014-01-01

    Presented identified components and clinical manifestations of the metabolic syndrome (MS) in women with infertility, as visceral obesity, insulin resistance, oxidative stress, dyslipidemia, acanthosis Negroid and steatosis. Metabolic changes are found as in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, and at hyperprolaktinemia, luteal phase deficiency, hyperandrogenism. The results indicate the need for early detection and correction of metabolic abnormalities in patients with infertility, to impro...

  3. Expression of the cell cycle regulation proteins p53 and p21WAF1 in different types of non-dysplastic leukoplakias

    Fernanda Visioli

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the immunolabeling of two cell cycle protein regulators, p53 and p21WAF1, in non-dysplastic leukoplakias with different epithelial alterations: acanthosis, hyperkeratosis and acanthosis combined with hyperkeratosis, and compare them with dysplastic leukoplakias. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study involving 36 patients with oral homogeneous leukoplakias. excisional biopsies were performed and the patients remain under clinical follow-up. The leukoplakias were divided into four groups: 6 acanthosis, 9 hyperkeratosis, 10 acanthosis combined with hyperkeratosis, and 11 epithelial dysplasias. Paraffin-embebeded sections were immunostained for p53 and p21WAF1. Five hundred cells from the basal layer and 500 from the parabasal layer were counted to determine the percentage of positive cells. A qualitative analysis was also carried out to determine the presence or absence of immunohistochemical staining in the intermediate and superficial layers. Groups were compared with ANOVA (p0.05. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings failed to differentiate the non-dysplastic lesions by means of p53 and p21WAF1 immunostaining, notwithstanding similar profiles between non-dysplastic and dysplastic leukoplakias were observed.

  4. Prevalência de alterações metabólicas em crianças e adolescentes com sobrepeso e obesidade: uma revisão sistemática Prevalence of metabolic changes in children and adolescents: a systematic review

    Lúcia Gomes Rodrigues

    2011-06-01

    Health database. The inclusion criteria were: metabolic syndrome prevalence data in children and adolescents with overweight and obes-ity, and publications in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. The exclusion criteria were review articles and short communications, investigations enrolling participants with genetic, endocrine and immunologic diseases, primary hy-pertension, and acanthosis nigricans. DATA SYNTHESIS: The review afforded 1.226 abstracts, being 65 selected to be read, 46 of them matched the afore-mentioned selection criteria and could be retrieved. They were published between 2003 and 2009 and represented five geographic regions: North America (33%, South America (20%, Central America (4%, Asia (30% and Europe (13%. The metabolic syndrome reported prevalence ranged from 2.1 to 58.3%. The adopted criteria diverged among the studies, 26 of them used the same components (neutral fat, HDL, glucose, waist circumference and blood pressure, with a median prevalence of 31.2%, without agreement on the chosen cut-off points. In the remaining studies, metabolic syndrome definition included glucose oral tolerance, body mass index, serum cholesterol, and HOMA-IR index. CONCLUSIONS: The metabolic syndrome prevalence among children and adolescents with obesity or overweight reported in the literature showed a wide variability. There was heterogeneity, regarding born the variables chosen to define the presence of metabolic syndrome and their respective cut-off points.

  5. 青春期多囊卵巢综合征患者临床、内分泌代谢紊乱特征及诊断初探%Clinical features, reproductive endocrine and metabolic abnormalities of adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome

    赵赟; 徐晶晶; 朱铭伟; 林金芳

    2010-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical features,reproductive endocrine and metabolic abnormalities in adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).Methods A total of 325 adolescent girls with normal menstruation,18 obese (OB-CON) and 307 non-abese (NOB-CON),were enrolled as controls from multiple middle schools in Shanghai,China.A total of 167 adolescent girls with PCOS,90 obese (OB-PCOS) and 77 non-obese (NOB-PCOS),were also recruited.All cases were evaluated for their clinical manifestations, reproductive endocrine and metabolic parameters.Hyperandrogenism was determined by serum testosterone (T),free androgen index (FAI) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S).Insulin sensitivity was measured by fasting insulin (FINS) and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR).Results (1) Menarche Was significantly earlier in adolescent PCOS than in controls.The incidence of obesity Was significantly higher in adolescent PCOS than that in control group.(2) T,FAI and DHEA-S were significantly higher in adolescent PCOS group than those in control group.FAI Was higher in OB-PCOS group than in NOB-PCOS group.LH and LH/FSH were higher in PCOS groups than those in controls.LH and LH/FSH were also much higher in NOB-PCOS group than those in OB-PCOS group.(3) HOMA-IR and FINS were significantly higher in PCOS group than those in control group. Incidence of acanthosis nigricans,FINS,HOMA-IR and triglyceride were significantly higher in OB-PCOS group than those in NOB-PCOS group.(4) 95.21% PCOS girls presented with an ultrasonic morphological evidence of polycystic ovarian.Conclusion The essential features of adolescent PCOS are an earlier onset of menarche,a persistent menstrual disorder over 2 years after menarche,a higher incidence of obesity,marked hyperandrogenism and insulin resistance and disorderly gonadotropine secretion in comparison with control subjects.Hyperandrogenism and insulin resistance are much more severe in obese adolescent PCOS

  6. A contribution to the study of the Haematozoon parasites of bats: a new mammalian haemoproteid, Polychromophilus deanei n. sp

    P. C. C. Garnham

    1971-01-01

    Full Text Available Polychromophilus deanei n. sp. (Haemosporidiidea, Haemoproteidae is described from a vespertilionid bat, Myotis nigricans nigricans (SCHINZ, 1821, captured on the Rio Maracapuçu, Município of Abaetetuba, Pará, Brasil. Mature oocysts were found in 2 specimens of the ectoparasite Basilia sp., taken form the infected animal. The parasite is probably the same as that previously described in another bat, Glossophaga soricina soricina, from the same general area, by DEANE & DEANE in 1961.É descrito o encontro de Polychromophilus deanei n. sp. (Haemosporidiidea, Haemoproteidae em morcêgo Myotis nigricans nigricans (SCHINZ, 1821, capturado no rio Maracapuçu, Município de Abaetetuba, Pará, Brasil. Oocistos maduros foram detectados em espécimens de ectoparasitas Basilia sp., retirados do animal infectado. O parasita em questão constiuti-se, provàvelmente, o mesmo prèviamente descrito por DEANE & DEANE em 1961, em outro gênero de morcêgo (Glossophaga s. soricina procedente da mesma área em geral.

  7. Mosquito studies on the Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, at the beginning of rain period.

    Ryba, J; Fuentes, O; Danielová, V; Fernández, A

    1984-01-01

    A total of 8418 mosquitoes belonging to 16 species were collected in 11 localities of the Isla de la Juventud. The most abundant species was Aedes taeniorhynchus (92% of specimens collected). The species Wyeomyia vanduzeei and Mansonia nigricans were encountered on the island for the first time. PMID:6146558

  8. Six new species of the Melolonthid genus Apogonia

    Ritsema Cz., C.

    1897-01-01

    Very closely allied to A. nigricans 1) Hope, from Nepal (Gray’s Zoological Miscellany, 1831, p. 23), agreeing with it in the most important characteristics, viz. size, unusually prominent and flattened anterior angles of the thorax, punctuation of the lateral portion of the elytra, smooth raised mes

  9. Occurrence of soil fungi in a potato plantation

    Zbigniew Weber

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The forecrops applied in potato cultivation affected the occurrence of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn and other soil fungi. The most common species found appeared to be: Penicillium nigricans Thom, P. jenseni Zaleski, P. vinaceum Gilman et Abbott. and P. raciborskii Zaleski.

  10. Contribución al conocimiento Palinológico de Cyperaceae

    Fernández, Inmaculada

    1987-01-01

    Se estudia la morfología polínica de 19 especies de Cyperaceae en Andalucía Occidental (SW de España). Por los caracteres palinológicos analizados, se reconocen seis tipos diferentes de polen: tipo Cyperus longus, tipo Cyperus michelianus, tipo Cladium mariscus, tipo Schoenus nigricans, tipo Carex flacca y tipo Carex hallerana.

  11. fRNAdb Summary: FR146451 [

    Full Text Available FR146451 AF282733,AF282735,AF282737,AF282738,AF282741,AF282742,AF282744,AF282745,AF282746,AF2827 ... 4464 transfer RNA (tRNA), TGG (Pro/P) Proline tRNA Prochilodus ... lineatus,Pygocentrus nattereri,Catoprion mento,Pro ... chilodus mariae,Prochilodus ... nigricans,Serrasalmus manueli,Pygopristis denticul ...

  12. Evidence for recent gene flow between north-eastern and south-eastern Madagascan poison frogs from a phylogeography of the Mantella cowani group

    Chiari Ylenia

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The genus Mantella, endemic poison frogs of Madagascar with 16 described species, are known in the field of international pet trade and entered under the CITES control for the last four years. The phylogeny and phylogeography of this genus have been recently subject of study for conservation purposes. Here we report on the studies of the phylogeography of the Mantella cowani group using a fragment of 453 bp of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene from 195 individuals from 21 localities. This group is represented by five forms: M. cowani, a critically endangered species, a vulnerable species, M. haraldmeieri, and the non-threatened M. baroni, M. aff. baroni, and M. nigricans. Results The Bayesian phylogenetic and haplotype network analyses revealed the presence of three separated haplotype clades: (1 M. baroni, M. aff. baroni, M. nigricans, and putative hybrids of M. cowani and M. baroni, (2 M. cowani and putative hybrids of M. cowani and M. baroni, and (3 M. haraldmeieri. The putative hybrids were collected from sites where M. cowani and M. baroni live in sympatry. Conclusion These results suggest (a a probable hybridization between M. cowani and M. baroni, (b a lack of genetic differentiation between M. baroni/M. aff. baroni and M. nigricans, (c evidence of recent gene-flow between the northern (M. nigricans, eastern (M. baroni, and south-eastern (M. aff. baroni forms of distinct coloration, and (d the existence of at least three units for conservation in the Mantella cowani group.

  13. Angiokeratoma of fordyce in a children

    Ömer Çalka

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Angiokeratomas are benign tumors characterized by epidermal hyperkeratosis, acanthosis and multiple dilated blood vessels in the papillary dermis. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce is one of five types in the group of the angiokeratomas, which occurs on the scrotum, penis or vulva. It is usually observed in young adults or elderly men. A 6-year-old boy presented to the dermatology department because of papular and erythematous lesions on his scrotum and penis. These lesions were found at birth and were asymptomatic. There was a history of occasional bleeding on trauma from the lesions. Histological evaluation of a skin biopsy specimen showed hyperkeratosis and acanthosis of the epidermis and multiple dilated thin-walled vessels in the papillary dermis. Based on the clinical, histopathological and dermoscopic findings, the patient was diagnosed with Fordyce angiokeratoma. Herein, we report a case of angiokeratomas of Fordyce, which is very rare in childhood and the dermoscopic findings

  14. Pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis with malignant transformation

    Sardesai, Vidyadhar R; Trupti D Agarwal; Avinash B Dalal; Madhulika A Mhatre

    2013-01-01

    Pseudoepitheliomatous, keratotic and micaceous balanitis (PKMB) is a non-venereal and extremely rare pre-malignant condition characterized by silvery white plaque with micaceous scaling on glans seen in elderly uncircumcised men. Symptoms include phimosis, pain, and interference with sexual activity. Herein we present a young, 40-year-old male with PKMB of 5 years duration with deviation of urinary stream and histology showing acanthosis, hyperkeratosis with features of cellular atypia and ab...

  15. Pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis of Civatte

    Sudip Das; Loknath Ghoshal

    2014-01-01

    Pseudoepitheliomatous, keratotic, and micaceous balanitis is a rare condition characterized by verrucous excrescences with scaling. Most patients are over the age of 50 and frequently have been circumcised for phimosis in adult life. We present here a case of 35-year-old male patient with long standing phimosis presenting with a firm whitish plaque on the glans penis. The crusts were micaceous in nature. Histopathologically, there was pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia with acanthosis and no c...

  16. Early yaws: a light microscopic study.

    Engelkens, H J; Vuzevski, V.D.; Judanarso, J; Van Lier, J.B.; van der Stek, J; van der Sluis, J J; Stolz, E

    1990-01-01

    This paper presents the light microscopic findings in biopsies of skin lesions from 45 patients, in whom a diagnosis of early yaws was suspected. In 27 cases typical light-microscopic features of yaws were observed, consisting of parakeratosis or crust containing exudate, marked acanthosis with widening and elongation of the rete ridges or pseudo-carcinomatous hyperplasia and spongiosis. Intraepidermal microabscesses consisting of polymorphonuclear leucocytes were frequently encountered. In a...

  17. Acantholytic dermatosis of the vulva

    Mansura, Adva; Maly, Alexander; Ramot, Yuval; Zlotogorski, Abraham

    2015-01-01

    Acantholytic dermatosis of the vulva is a rare condition, presenting with papular eruption in the genital area without history of Darier disease or Hailey-Hailey disease. We report a case with a papular pruritic eruption in the region of the vulva, coalescing into plaques. Biopsy specimen showed irregular acanthosis with an area of split-like bullous formation in the deeper part of the epidermis, as well as acantholytic cells, marked hypergranulosis and hyperkeratosis, compatible with the rar...

  18. CD8+ T cells Mediate RAS-induced Psoriasis-like Skin Inflammation Through IFN-γ

    Gunderson, Andrew J.; Mohammed, Javed; Horvath, Frank; Podolsky, Michael, J.; Anderson, Cherie; Glick, Adam B.

    2012-01-01

    The RAS signaling pathway is constitutively activated in psoriatic keratinocytes. We expressed activated H-RASV12G in suprabasal keratinocytes of adult mice and observed rapid development of a psoriasis-like skin phenotype characterized by basal keratinocyte hyperproliferation, acanthosis, hyperkeratosis, intraepidermal neutrophil microabscesses and increased Th1/Th17 and Tc1/Tc17 skin infiltration. The majority of skin infiltrating CD8+ T cells co-expressed IFN-γ and IL-17A. When RAS was exp...

  19. Diet of two sympatric insectivores bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae in the Cerrado of Central Brazil Dieta de duas espécies simpátricas de morcegos insetívoros no Cerrado do Brasil Central

    Ludmilla M. S. Aguiar

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available We examined food habits of Vespertilionidae bats Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821 and Eptesicus furinalis (d'Orbigny, 1847 by fecal analysis in cerrado sensu stricto and gallery forests, within APA - Gama-Cabeça-de-Veado, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil. Out of 20 fecal samples collected, seven were of Eptesicus furinalis and 13 of Myotis nigricans. The diet of E. furinalis included six orders of insects: Coleoptera (5/7 by items presence, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera (3/7, Diptera, Hemiptera and Homoptera (1/7. The diet of M. nigricans included all the main orders consumed by E. furinalis (6/13, 4/13, 4/13, 3/13, 1/13, and 4/13 respectively and one other order: Orthoptera (1/13. Homoptera, Diptera and Orthoptera were collected only in bats captured in gallery forest. There is 80% of overlap in the diet of these two species. Predation on species of Scarabeidae, Hesperiidae, Sphingidae and Saturniidae families confirms bats potential as biological control agents of pests in agricultural ecosystems.Foi examinado o hábito alimentar das espécies de Vespertilionidae Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821 e Eptesicus furinalis (d'Orbigny, 1847 por meio de análise de amostras fecais coletadas em animais capturados em área de cerrado sensu stricto e matas de galeria, na APA - Gama-Cabeça-de-Veado, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brasil. Um total de 20 amostras fecais foi analisado, sendo sete de E. furinalis e 13 de M. nigricans. A dieta de E. furinalis incluiu seis ordens de insetos: Coleoptera (5/7 (presença na amostra total, Lepidoptera e Hymenoptera (3/7, Diptera, Hemiptera e Homoptera (1/7. A dieta de M. nigricans incluiu todas as ordens consumidas por E. furinalis (6/13, 4/13, 4/13, 3/13, 1/13, and 4/13 respectively e uma ordem a mais: Orthoptera (1/13. Homoptera, Diptera e Orthoptera só foram amostrados para morcegos capturados em mata de galeria. Há 80% de sobreposição na dieta destas duas espécies. A predação sobre espécies das fam

  20. Study on clinical characteristics of metabolic-based obesity classification%基于代谢分类的不同肥胖表型的临床特点分析

    王兴纯; 黄玥晔; 孙航; 曹涵; 陈佳奇; 卜乐; 曲伸

    2015-01-01

    97.14) μmol/L,bothP<0. 05]. Patients in IMO group had acanthosis nigricans, but their glucose level was relatively normal. Conclusion The metabolic-based obese diagnosis is essential for understanding the obesity etiology and providing individualized treatment.

  1. Geographic variation in the damselfish-red alga cultivation mutualism in the Indo-West Pacific

    Watanabe Katsutoshi

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background On coral reefs, damselfish defend their territories from invading herbivores and maintain algal turfs, from which they harvest filamentous algae. In southern Japan, intensive weeding of indigestible algae by Stegastes nigricans results in overgrowth by one filamentous alga, Polysiphonia sp. 1. Because this alga is highly susceptible to grazing and is competitively inferior to other algae, it survives only within the protective territories of this fish species, suggesting an obligate mutualism between damselfish and their cultivated alga. The wide distribution of damselfish species through the Indo-Central Pacific raises the question of whether this species-specific mutualism is maintained throughout the geographic range of the fish. To address this question, from all 18 damselfish species we conducted comprehensive surveys of algal flora within their territories throughout the Indo-West Pacific, and identified species of Polysiphonia using morphological examination and gene sequencing data. Results Several species of the genus Polysiphonia were observed as a major crop in territories throughout the geographic range of S. nigricans. Polysiphonia sp. 1 occurred only in territories of S. nigricans in central areas of the Indo-Pacific. However, its occurrence was low from the Great Barrier Reef and Mauritius. In contrast, other indigenous Polysiphonia species, which formed a clade with Polysiphonia sp. 1, occurred in the territories of fishes from Egypt, Kenya, and the Maldives. The other Polysiphonia species in the clade only inhabited damselfish territories and were never found elsewhere. Conclusions Cultivation mutualism between the damselfish S. nigricans and algae of Polysiphonia was maintained throughout the Indo-West Pacific, although algal crop species and the mode of cultivation (e.g., presence/absence of selective weeding, the species composition of algal turfs varied among localities. This finding implies that

  2. Novelties on taxonomy and nomenclature of Spanish vascular hybrids

    Crespo, Manuel B.

    1990-05-01

    Full Text Available The nomenclature of some Iberian hybrids is revised and several new combinations are proposed: Centaurea X subdecurrens var. segobricensis, C. X subdecurrens notbosubsp. albuferae, Cistus X hybridus nothosubsp. grandiflorus var. secallianus. C. X ledon var. recognitus, C. X nigricans var. longifolius, C. X nigricans nothosubsp. grosii and Onopordum X humile var. turolensis. Besides, a new nothosubspecies: Sideritis x paui nothosubsp. enguerana (S. hirsuta X S. incana subsp. virgata, is described for the mountains of Valencia Province (E of Spain.

    Se revisa la nomenclatura de algunos híbridos vasculares ibéricos, proponiéndose algunas nuevas combinaciones: Centaurea X subdecurrens var. segobricensis, C. X subdecurrens notbosubsp. albuferae, Cistus X hybridus nothosubsp. grandiflorus var. secallianus. C. X ledon var. recognitus, C. X nigricans var. longifolius, C. X nigricans nothosubsp. grosii y Onopordum X humile var. turolensis. Además, se describe una nueva notosubespecie de las montañas de la provincia de Valencia: Sideritis X paui nothosubsp. enguerana (S. hirsuta X S. incana subsp. virgata.

  3. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U16026-1 [Dicty_cDB

    Full Text Available 7.4 2 ( EV202901 ) 0104054 Brassica napus Cold acclimation - light B... 38 7.5 2...80Z ,849,987 Translated Amino Acid sequence aywkkki*nnhtllvviiyt*ikln*inifflkekikk*kqikngskstnhsn*kssshq ikt...kkkkrkekkkkenklfmyi*--- ---VFFFFPPXXFXYIQXTXXXKFFXLYLLLGGKKRKEKKKKKETKLFM Frame B: gllekknikqpyslscyyiyin*ikln*ylffkrkn...gekkekkrkkkkkpnylc Frame C: aywkkki*nnhtllvviiyt*ikln*inifflkekikk*kqikngskstnhsn*kssshq iktktkssnlssyd*ysnc...e for histon... 67 7e-10 AY237960_1( AY237960 |pid:none) Lens nigricans histone H

  4. Comparative ecology of widely distributed pelagic fish species in the North Atlantic: Implications for modelling climate and fisheries impacts

    Trenkel, V.M.; Huse, G.; MacKenzie, Brian; Alvarez, P.; Arrizabalaga, H.; Castonguay, M.; Goñi, N.; Grégoire, F.; Hatun, H.; Jansen, Teunis; Jacobsen, Jan Arge; Lehodey, P.; Lutcavage, M.; Mariani, Patrizio; Melvin, G.D.; Neilson, J.D.; Nøttestad, L.; Óskarsson, G.J.; Payne, Mark R.; Richardson, D.E.; Senina, I.; Speirs, D.C.

    scombrus), capelin (Mallotus villosus), blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), and horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), which have distributions extending beyond the continental shelf and predominantly occur on both sides of the North Atlantic. We also include albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bluefin tuna...... (Thunnus thynnus), swordfish (Xiphias gladius), and blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), which, by contrast, show large-scale migrations at the basin scale. We focus on the links between life history processes and the environment, horizontal and vertical distribution, spatial structure and trophic role. Many...

  5. Pedo-ecological conditions of rare plant species in Romania. Tofieldia calyculata L. Wahlbg.

    Vasile MICLAUS

    1979-08-01

    Full Text Available The paper present data's on the pedologycal conditions which preserved the endangered species Tofieldia calyculata L. Wahlbg. on a restricted territory in Valea Morii, near Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania. Valea Morii represents an isolated point on the distribution map of the species in Europe, and the single point where this species have been preserved until now in Romania. Tofieldia calyculata is integrated hare mainly in communities dominated by Schoenus nigricans.

  6. Hirudinella ventricosa (Pallas, 1774) Baird, 1853 represents a species complex based on ribosomal DNA.

    Calhoun, Dana M; Curran, Stephen S; Pulis, Eric E; Provaznik, Jennifer M; Franks, James S

    2013-10-01

    Digeneans in the genus Hirudinella de Blainville, 1828 (Hirudinellidae) from three species of pelagic fishes, Acanthocybium solandri (Cuvier), Makaira nigricans Lacépède and Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre), and one benthic fish, Mulloidichthys martinicus (Cuvier), from the Gulf of Mexico are investigated using comparison of ribosomal DNA. Four species are identified based on molecular differences: Hirudinella ventricosa (Pallas, 1774) Baird, 1853 from A. solandri, Hirudinella ahi Yamaguti, 1970 from T. albacares, and two unidentified but distinct species of Hirudinella, herein referred to as Hirudinella sp. A (from both M. nigricans and M. martinicus) and Hirudinella sp. B from M. nigricans. Additionally, H. ahi, based tentatively on morphological identification, is reported from Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus). This represents the first record of a hirudinellid from M. martinicus and the first record of H. ahi from T. thynnus. A phylogeny of some Hemiurata Skrjabin & Guschanskaja, 1954 using partial fragments of the 28S rDNA sequences is consistent with earlier phylogenies and the position of the Hirudinellidae Dollfus, 1932 is well-supported as a derived group most closely related to the Syncoeliidae Looss, 1899. PMID:24048751

  7. INFLUENCE OF MINING AND METAL INDUSTRY ON PHYSCIA LICHENS

    Kachinskaya V.V.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The comparative analysis of lichens Physcia. Рopulation at different levels of aerotechnogenic pollution of industrial mining – metallurgical complex of Krivyi Rig Basin. In the highway area there was found the worsening living conditions of thallus at the lichens Physcia, manifested in the reduction of a projective cover and reducing of the size of thallus with the increasing of the degree of their damage. It is set that specific composition and conformities to law of distribution of cladinas is determined the type of the industrial loading. Predominance at the lichens of crustaceous cladinas, insignificant participation of fissile cladinas and complete absence of bushy forms is the possible consequence of industrial influence. We registered some 3 species of epiphytic lichens, namely Phaeophyscia nigricans, Physcia tenella, Physcia adscendens in a residential zone, while on conditional control area we found Physcia orbicularis. The dominant species was scum-like shape Phaeophyscia nigricans, Physcia adscendens, Physcia tenella, while on conditional control region we marked predominance of Physcia orbicularis and did not registered bushy lichens form. We also divided the lichens into two groups according to the resistance towards air pollution - moderate (2 species, Phaeophyscia nigricans, Physcia tenella and toxic-resistant (2 species, Physcia orbicularis, Physcia adscendens. Epiphytic lichens in terms of residential areas compared to conventionally control area characterized by a decrease of morphometric parameters of the melt. Key results can be used to predict the state of ecosystems using lichenoindication in terms of industrial regions of Ukraine.

  8. Seed longevity and germination characteristics of six fen plant species.

    Tatár, S

    2010-01-01

    Fens are among the most threatened habitats in Europe as their area has decreased considerably in the last centuries. For successful management and restoration conservationists need detailed knowledge about seed bank formation and seed longevity of plants, as these features are closely related to successional and vegetation dynamical processes. I analysed seed longevity and the germination characteristics of six fen plant species by seed burial experiments. Based on seed weight, seed bank was expected for long-term persistent for the light-seeded Schoenus nigricans, Carex appropinquata, C. pseudocyperus, C. davalliana and Peucedanum palustre and also that for the medium-seeded Cicuta virosa. It was proved that, the latter two species have short-term persistent seed banks, while Carex pseudocyperus has a transient seed bank, therefore these species may only have a limited role in restoration from seed banks. It was found that Schoenus nigricans, Carex appropinquata and C. davalliana have persistent seed banks, because some of their four-year-old seeds have emerged. Fresh seeds had low germination rate in all studied species and majority of seeds emerged after winter, except for Carex pseudocyperus. After the germination peak in spring, the majority of the ungerminated seeds of Schoenus nigricans, Peucedanum palustre, Carex appropinquata, C. davalliana and Cicuta virosa entered a secondary dormancy phase that was broken in autumn. I found the seasonal emergence of the latter three species highly similar. PMID:21565777

  9. Common descent of B chromosomes in two species of the fish genus Prochilodus (Characiformes, Prochilodontidae).

    Voltolin, T A; Pansonato Alves, J C; Senhorini, J A; Foresti, F; Camacho, J P M; Porto-Foresti, F

    2013-01-01

    To ascertain the origin of B chromosomes in 2 fish species of the genus Prochilodus, i.e. P. lineatus and P. nigricans, we microdissected them and generated B-specific DNA probes. These probes were used to perform chromosome painting in both species and in 3 further ones belonging to the same genus (P. argenteus, P. brevis and P. costatus). Both probes hybridized with the B chromosomes in P. lineatus and P. nigricans, but with none of the chromosomes in the 5 species. This indicates that the B chromosomes have low similarity with DNAs located in the A chromosomes and suggests the possibility that the B chromosomes in the 2 species have a common origin. The most parsimonious explanation would imply intergeneric hybridization in an ancestor of P. lineatus and P. nigricans yielding the B chromosome as a byproduct, which remained in these 2 species after their phylogenetic origin, but was perhaps lost in other Prochilodus species. This hypothesis predicts that B chromosomes are old genomic elements in this genus, and this could be tested once a species from a relative genus would be found showing homology of its A chromosomes with the B-probes employed here, through a comparison of B chromosome DNA sequences with those in the A chromosomes of this other species. PMID:24028973

  10. 单纯性肥胖引起的HAIR-AN综合征-附二例报告

    吴粤秀; 马中书; 邱明才

    2002-01-01

    @@ HAIR-AN综合征是发生于女性的一个多系统的疾病,包括睾酮水平增高(hyperandrogenism,HA)、胰岛素抵抗(insuiin resistance,IR)和黑棘皮病(acanthosis mgricans,AN)[1].其主要病生理紊乱是胰岛素抵抗和睾酮增高,黑棘皮病是胰岛素抵抗的皮肤表现.

  11. Eumycetoma Treated With Ketoconazole

    Mittal Radha Rani

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available A 43 year old female had progressive indolent, firm, tender, nodular swellings with multiple sinuses discharging pus containing black granules on left foot and ankle since 3 years. Smear of granule showed dark brown irregular mass with hyphae towards the periphery. Superimposed E. coli infection was treated with cefadroxyl 500 mg B.D Histopathologically marked acanthosis of epidermis , dense collection of mononuclear PMNL’s, plasma cells around granules of maduramycosis were seen. X-ray foor showed osteolytic lesions and culture was negative. Satisfactory and progressive improvement occurred after 7 weeks of therapy with ketoconozole 200 mg.

  12. Buschke-Löwenstein Tumour: Successful Treatment with Minimally Invasive Techniques

    Estefânia Correia; António Santos

    2015-01-01

    We report a case of an 80-year-old female who presented with a four-year history of a growing mass in the perianal area with pain and bleeding during defaecation. Clinical examination revealed a locally destructive, cauliflower-like, verrucous mass measuring 10 × 12 cm in diameter. Histologic findings revealed a moderate degree of dysplasia of the epithelium with koilocytosis atypia, acanthosis, and parakeratosis, features that are consistent with Buschke-Löwenstein tumour. Polymerase-chain-r...

  13. Pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis with malignant transformation

    Vidyadhar R Sardesai

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Pseudoepitheliomatous, keratotic and micaceous balanitis (PKMB is a non-venereal and extremely rare pre-malignant condition characterized by silvery white plaque with micaceous scaling on glans seen in elderly uncircumcised men. Symptoms include phimosis, pain, and interference with sexual activity.Herein we present a young, 40-year-old male with PKMB of 5 years duration with deviation of urinary stream and histology showing acanthosis, hyperkeratosis with features of cellular atypia and abnormal mitosis suggestive of malignant transformation.

  14. Pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis of Civatte

    Sudip Das

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Pseudoepitheliomatous, keratotic, and micaceous balanitis is a rare condition characterized by verrucous excrescences with scaling. Most patients are over the age of 50 and frequently have been circumcised for phimosis in adult life. We present here a case of 35-year-old male patient with long standing phimosis presenting with a firm whitish plaque on the glans penis. The crusts were micaceous in nature. Histopathologically, there was pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia with acanthosis and no cellular atypia. The condition was explained to the patient and treatment options discussed. The patient was started on topical 5-fluorouracil cream on a daily basis as he did not express consent for operative intervention.

  15. Pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis of Civatte.

    Das, Sudip; Ghoshal, Loknath

    2014-04-01

    Pseudoepitheliomatous, keratotic, and micaceous balanitis is a rare condition characterized by verrucous excrescences with scaling. Most patients are over the age of 50 and frequently have been circumcised for phimosis in adult life. We present here a case of 35-year-old male patient with long standing phimosis presenting with a firm whitish plaque on the glans penis. The crusts were micaceous in nature. Histopathologically, there was pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia with acanthosis and no cellular atypia. The condition was explained to the patient and treatment options discussed. The patient was started on topical 5-fluorouracil cream on a daily basis as he did not express consent for operative intervention. PMID:24860747

  16. Altered expression of prohibitin in psoriatic lesions and its cellular implication

    Psoriasis is characterized by excessive proliferation of keratinocytes accompanying acanthosis and incomplete differentiation. Prohibitin was investigated by examining its function of HaCaT as well as psoriasis. Psoriatic involved skin revealed high level of prohibitin in the basal layer. Prohibitin was analyzed by applying RNAi (PHBi) with HaCaT, which demonstrated increased S-phase. PHBi showed enhanced sensitivity to anthralin-mediated cell death due to enhanced loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, suggesting a protective role of prohibitin against apoptosis. Collectively, prohibitin plays a role both in cell cycle regulation and in maintaining mitochondrial integrity, implying its association with pathogenesis of psoriasis

  17. Comparative histopathology of scabies versus nodular scabies

    Mittal R

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Comparative histopathology was studied in 25 cases of scabies versus 25 cases of nodular scabies which were selected from Dermato-Venereology out patients. Salient differences observed were that in scabies lifting of stratum corneum at places was seen in all 100% cases, spongiosis in 100%, spongiotic vesicles in 28%, burrows in 56%, mite in 40% and vasculitis in 28% whereas in nodular scabies acanthosis was seen in 100%, pseudo epitheliomatous hyperplasia in 8%, burrows in 48%, mite in 24% and vasculitis in 84%. In nodular scabies, dermal infiltrate in 32% cases was arranged as lymphoid follicles with admixture of plasma cells and eosinophils.

  18. Microspectrophotometric quantitation of nucleic acid and protein in irradiated epidermis

    Nucleic acid and proteins of newborn rat tail epidermis subjected to local X-irradiation were microspectrophotometrically studied. Feulgen, gallocyanine chrom-alum and naphthol yellow S methods were performed for demonstration of DNA, total nucleic acid and proteins respectively. The amount of proteins and total nucleic acid increases concomitantly with reactional acanthosis. However, the proteins and nucleic acid decrease as from day 3 post-irradiation. A tentative interpretation of the results would point to a giantization of the epidermic cells not only caused by aqueous imbition but also by an actual increase of the cellular protoplasm. (orig.)

  19. Microspectrophotometric quantitation of nucleic acid and protein in irradiated epidermis.

    Conti, C J; Giménez, I B; Cabrini, R L

    1976-03-01

    Nucleic acid and proteins of newborn rat tail subjected to local X-irradiation were microspectrophotometrically studied. Feulgen, gallocyanine chrom-alum and naphthol yellow S methods were performed for demonstration of DNA, total nucleic acid and proteins respectively. The amount of proteins and total nucleic acid increases concomitantly with reactional acanthosis. However, the proteins and nucleic acid decrease as from day 3 post-irradiation. A tentative interpretation of the results would point to a giantization of the epidermic cells not only caused by aqueous imbition but also by an actual increase of the cellular protoplasm. PMID:1258094

  20. Síndrome metabólico en un grupo de pacientes diabéticos tipo 1. ¿Una nueva variedad de diabetes?

    María Soledad Báez; Victoria Novik A; Felipe Alegría G; Felipe Cardemil M; Rodrigo Riveros P; Luis Bofill Ch

    2009-01-01

    Background: Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is related to insulin resistance and to type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) may also develop this condition. Aim: To determine the prevalence of MS in patients with T1DM. Material and methods: Cross sectional study of 52 patients with T1DM aged 18 to 72 years (27 females) with 5 years or more since their diagnosis of T1DM. MS presence was defined according to the Adult Treatment Panel III criteria. Acanthosis nig...

  1. Síndrome metabólico en un grupo de pacientes diabéticos tipo 1. ¿Una nueva variedad de diabetes? Presence of metabolic syndrome among patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus

    María Soledad Báez; Victoria Novik A; Felipe Alegría G; Felipe Cardemil M; Rodrigo Riveros P; Luis Bofill Ch

    2009-01-01

    Background: Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is related to insulin resistance and to type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) may also develop this condition. Aim: To determine the prevalence of MS in patients with T1DM. Material and methods: Cross sectional study of 52 patients with T1DM aged 18 to 72 years (27 females) with 5 years or more since their diagnosis of T1DM. MS presence was defined according to the Adult Treatment Panel III criteria. Acanthosis nig...

  2. Do biopesticides affect the demographic traits of a parasitoid wasp and its biocontrol services through sublethal effects?

    Biondi, Antonio; Zappalà, Lucia; Stark, John D; Desneux, Nicolas

    2013-01-01

    Pesticide risk assessments are usually based on short-term acute toxicity tests, while longer-term population dynamic related traits, critical to the success of biological control and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs, are often overlooked. This is increasingly important with respect to new biopesticides that frequently cause no short-term acute effects, but that can induce multiple physiological and behavioral sublethal effects, leading to a decrease in population growth and ecosystem services. In this study we assessed the lethal and sublethal effects of six biopesticides [abamectin, azadirachtin, Bacillus thuringiensis, borax plus citrus oil (Prev-Am®), emamectin benzoate, and spinosad], used in tomato crops to control the invasive pest Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), on adults and pupae of the parasitoid Bracon nigricans (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Data on female survival and production of female offspring were used to calculate population growth indexes as a measure of population recovery after pesticide exposure. Spinosad caused 100% and 80% mortality in exposed adults (even 10 d after the treatment) and pupae, respectively. Although most of the biopesticides had low levels of acute toxicity, multiple sublethal effects were observed. The biocontrol activity of both females that survived 1-h and 10-d old residues, and females that emerged from topically treated pupae was significantly affected by the application of the neurotoxic insecticides emamectin benzoate and abamectin. Furthermore, very low B. nigricans demographic growth indices were estimated for these two insecticides, indicating potential local extinction of the wasp populations. Among the tested products, Bt proved to be the safest for B. nigricans adults and pupae. Our findings emphasize that acute toxicity assessment alone cannot fully predict the actual impact of pesticides on non-target parasitoids. Thus, sublethal effects related to the species specific life-history variables

  3. Age-specific breeding in Emperor Geese

    Schmutz, J.A.

    2000-01-01

    I studied the frequency with which Emperor Geese (Chen canagica) of known age were observed breeding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. No one- or two-year old geese were observed on nests. Three-year old geese bred at a lower rate than four-year old geese. These data suggest that patterns of age-specific breeding in Emperor Geese are similar to other sympatrically nesting, large bodied geese [Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons)] but delayed relative to smaller bodied geese [Cackling Canada Geese (Branta canadensis minima) and Pacific Black Brant (B. bernicla nigricans)].

  4. Typification de quelques taxons d'orobanches ('Orobanchaceae')

    Jeanmonod, Daniel

    2007-01-01

    Dans le cadre d'une étude sur les Orobanches de Corse, cinq taxons sont lectotypifiés: Orobanche castellana Reut. (= Orobanche amethystea subsp. castellana (Reut.) Rouy), Orobanche rapum var. bracteosa Reut. (= Orobanche rapum-genistae Thuill.), Orobanche rigens f. corsica Beck (= Orobanche rigens Loisel.), Orobanche rigens var. nigricans Beck (= Orobanche rigens Loisel.) et Phelypaea mutelii var. nana Reut. (≡Phelipanche nana (Rchb. f.) Soják). Tous ces lectotypes sont déposés dans les herbi...

  5. New geographic records of Hamlets, Hypoplectrus spp. (Serranidae), in the Caribbean Sea

    Williams, E.H., Jr.; Bunkley-Williams, L.; Rogers, C.S.; Fenner, R.

    2006-01-01

    The exact number of species of hamlets, Hypoplectrus spp., in the Caribbean is controversial and the geographic distributions of these species/forms are poorly documented. We report Curac??ao, Netherlands Antilles, as a new locality for the Barred Hamlet, H. puella (Cuvier), and Shy Hamlet, H. guttavarius (Poey); and St. John and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, for the Tan Hamlet, Hypoplectrus sp. The Black Hamlet, H. nigricans (Poey), has previously been reported from Curac??ao, but we did not see it there.

  6. The identity of Myotis punensis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae

    Ricardo Moratelli

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Currently twelve species of Myotis Kaup, 1829 (Vespertilionidae: Myotinae are recognized from South America, with several other named taxa regarded as synonyms, among them Myotis punensis J.A. Allen, 1914. This name was first regarded as a junior synonym of Myotis albescens (É. Geoffroy, 1806 and subsequently of Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821. To address the taxonomic status of the holotype of M. punensis, we compared it to all South American species in the genus. The fringe of hairs on the trailing edge of the uropatagium, the fur color, and external and skull dimensions all suggest M. punensis should be treated as a junior synonym of M. albescens

  7. Antimicrobial activity of blue-green and green algae

    Prashantkumar P

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The methanolic extract of a blue-green alga and two green algae have been investigated for in vitro antimicrobial activity against Proteus vulgaris, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus and Rhizopus nigricans using agar cup-plate method. Blue-green alga, namely, Microchaete tenera ; and green algae, namely, Nitella tenuissima and Sphaeroplea annulina , showed significant antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa . Microchaete tenera showed good antimicrobial activity against Proteus vulgaris and Aspergillus niger. Sphaeroplea annulina showed feeble antifungal activity against Aspergillus flavus .

  8. Biogenic amine content, histamine-forming bacteria, and adulteration of pork in tuna sausage products.

    Kung, Hsien-Feng; Tsai, Yung-Hsiang; Chang, Shih-Chih; Hong, Tang-Yao

    2012-10-01

    Twenty-five tuna sausage products were purchased from retail markets in Taiwan. The rates of occurrence of biogenic amines, histamine-forming bacteria, and adulteration by pork and poultry were determined. The average content of various biogenic amines in all tested samples was less than 2.0 mg/100 g (Thunnus albacares for 22 samples (88%), Thunnus alalunga for 1 sample (4%), and Thunnus thynnus for 1 sample (4%), whereas the remaining sample was identified as Makaira nigricans (blue marlin). PMID:23043830

  9. Mildew fungi found in termites (Reticulitermes lucifugus and their nests

    A. Wójcik

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of observation of mould growth in laboratory colonies of termites. It also attempts to determine the species of mould fungi present in the research laboratory and the main colonies and their entomopathogenic for the termites. The following four species were found in test termite colonies: Trichoderme viride, Mucor himeralis, Rhizopus nigricans, Aspergillus sp., Aspergillus flavus, Alternaria sp., Penicylium verucosum and Fusarium sp. were recognisable in test colonies with domestic and exotic wood. Morphological observations of the fungi were carried out using a microscope with a 40x magnification. The growth of mould fungi in test containers caused death of whole termite colonies.

  10. Surgeons and suture zones: Hybridization among four surgeonfish species in the Indo-Pacific with variable evolutionary outcomes

    DiBattista, Joseph

    2016-04-30

    Closely related species can provide valuable insights into evolutionary processes through comparison of their ecology, geographic distribution and the history recorded in their genomes. In the Indo-Pacific, many reef fishes are divided into sister species that come into secondary contact at biogeographic borders, most prominently where Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean faunas meet. It is unclear whether hybridization in this contact zone represents incomplete speciation, secondary contact, an evolutionary dead-end (for hybrids) or some combination of the above. To address these issues, we conducted comprehensive surveys of two widely-distributed surgeonfish species, Acanthurus leucosternon (N = 141) and A. nigricans (N = 412), with mtDNA cytochrome b sequences and ten microsatellite loci. These surgeonfishes are found primarily in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, respectively, but overlap at the Christmas and Cocos-Keeling Islands hybrid zone in the eastern Indian Ocean. We also sampled the two other Pacific members of this species complex, A. achilles (N = 54) and A. japonicus (N = 49), which are known to hybridize with A. nigricans where their ranges overlap. Our results indicate separation between the four species that range from the recent Pleistocene to late Pliocene (235,000 to 2.25 million years ago). The Pacific A. achilles is the most divergent (and possibly ancestral) species with mtDNA dcorr ≈ 0.04, whereas the other two Pacific species (A. japonicus and A. nigricans) are distinguishable only at a population or subspecies level (ΦST = 0.6533, P < 0.001). Little population structure was observed within species, with evidence of recent population expansion across all four geographic ranges. We detected sharing of mtDNA haplotypes between species and extensive hybridization based on microsatellites, consistent with later generation hybrids but also the effects of allele homoplasy. Despite extensive introgression, 98% of specimens had concordance between mt

  11. Condylomata lata on the ankle: an unusual location

    Ikeda, Eri; Goto, Akane; Suzaki, Reiko; Sawada, Mizuki; Dekio, Itaru; Ishizaki, Sumiko; Fujibayashi, Mariko; Takahashi, Hayato; Tanaka, Masaru

    2016-01-01

    A 43-year-old Japanese man presented with reddish nodules on the ankle. The nodules had a yellowish crust and eroded surface. Dermoscopy revealed red to milky-red globules at the periphery and some glomerular vessels in the center and a whitish-pink network, which corresponded to capillary dilatation in the papillary dermis and prominent acanthosis, respectively. These structures were surrounded by a yellowish peripheral structureless area and multiple white, small, round structures in the center, corresponding to the macerated horny layer and keratin plugs. Blood samples were positive for rapid plasma reagin (1:64), Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay (1:20480), and fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (1:1280). A lesional skin biopsy specimen showed irregular acanthosis and papillomatosis. The Warthin-Starry and anti-Treponema pallidum antibody stains on the biopsy specimen revealed many spirochetes in the lower epidermis and the papillary dermis. A diagnosis of secondary syphilis with condylomata lata was made. After one week of treatment with oral benzylpenicillin benzathine hydrate (Bicillin® G granules 400,000 units; Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan), 1.6 million units (U) daily, the ankle lesions had resolved with a small ulcer and pigmentation. Although syphilis is a relatively common disease, this case study reports an unusual presentation as well as dermoscopy findings.

  12. Condylomata lata on the ankle: an unusual location.

    Ikeda, Eri; Goto, Akane; Suzaki, Reiko; Sawada, Mizuki; Dekio, Itaru; Ishizaki, Sumiko; Fujibayashi, Mariko; Takahashi, Hayato; Tanaka, Masaru

    2016-04-01

    A 43-year-old Japanese man presented with reddish nodules on the ankle. The nodules had a yellowish crust and eroded surface. Dermoscopy revealed red to milky-red globules at the periphery and some glomerular vessels in the center and a whitish-pink network, which corresponded to capillary dilatation in the papillary dermis and prominent acanthosis, respectively. These structures were surrounded by a yellowish peripheral structureless area and multiple white, small, round structures in the center, corresponding to the macerated horny layer and keratin plugs. Blood samples were positive for rapid plasma reagin (1:64), Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay (1:20480), and fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (1:1280). A lesional skin biopsy specimen showed irregular acanthosis and papillomatosis. The Warthin-Starry and anti-Treponema pallidum antibody stains on the biopsy specimen revealed many spirochetes in the lower epidermis and the papillary dermis. A diagnosis of secondary syphilis with condylomata lata was made. After one week of treatment with oral benzylpenicillin benzathine hydrate (Bicillin(®) G granules 400,000 units; Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan), 1.6 million units (U) daily, the ankle lesions had resolved with a small ulcer and pigmentation. Although syphilis is a relatively common disease, this case study reports an unusual presentation as well as dermoscopy findings. PMID:27222772

  13. Molecular phylogenetics of the Neotropical fish family Prochilodontidae (Teleostei: Characiformes).

    Melo, Bruno F; Sidlauskas, Brian L; Hoekzema, Kendra; Frable, Benjamin W; Vari, Richard P; Oliveira, Claudio

    2016-09-01

    Migratory detritivores of the characiform family Prochilodontidae occur throughout the freshwaters of much of South America. Prochilodontids often form massive populations and many species achieve substantial body sizes; a combination that makes them one of the most commercially important fish groups on the continent. Their economic significance notwithstanding, prochilodontids have never been the subject of a comprehensive molecular phylogenetic analysis. Using three mitochondrial and three nuclear loci spanning all prochilodontid species, we generated a novel phylogenetic hypothesis for the family. Our results strongly support monophyly of the family and the three included genera. A novel, highly supported placement of Ichthyoelephas sister to the clade containing Prochilodus and Semaprochilodus diverges from a previous morphological hypothesis. Most previously hypothesized interspecific relationships are corroborated and some longstanding polytomies within Prochilodus and Semaprochilodus are resolved. The morphologically similar P. brevis, P. lacustris, P. nigricans and P. rubrotaeniatus are embedded within what is herein designated as the P. nigricans group. Species limits and distributions of these species are problematic and the group clearly merits taxonomic revision. PMID:27262428

  14. Intra- and interspecific challenges modulate cortisol but not androgen levels in a year-round territorial damselfish.

    Ros, Albert F H; Vullioud, Philippe; Bruintjes, Rick; Vallat, Armelle; Bshary, Redouan

    2014-05-15

    Interactions between individuals of different species are commonplace in animal communities. Some behaviors displayed during these interspecific social interactions may be very similar to those displayed during intraspecific social interactions. However, whether functional analogies between intra- and interspecific behaviors translate at the proximate level into an overlap in their underlying endocrine mechanisms remains largely unknown. Because steroids both mediate social behaviors and respond to them, we approached this question by comparing the behavioral and steroid response of free-living dusky gregories (Stegastes nigricans) to standardized territorial intrusions (sTI) of either conspecific or heterospecific food competitors. Stegastes nigricans is a year-round territorial fish that 'cultivates' the algae on which it feeds and is highly aggressive to both intra- and interspecific intruders. Behavioral differences between intra- and interspecific aggressive responses to sTI were marginal, and sTI tests caused an increase in cortisol levels that was positively related with the levels of aggression. In contrast, androgen levels did not increase in response to sTI, yet they showed a positive relationship with agonistic behavior. These results parallel a pattern that was first described for year-round territorial bird species. Furthermore, they suggest that changes in endocrine-hormone levels during territoriality might be independent of the species that induces the territorial response. PMID:24577440

  15. Farming behaviour of reef fishes increases the prevalence of coral disease associated microbes and black band disease.

    Casey, Jordan M; Ainsworth, Tracy D; Choat, J Howard; Connolly, Sean R

    2014-08-01

    Microbial community structure on coral reefs is strongly influenced by coral-algae interactions; however, the extent to which this influence is mediated by fishes is unknown. By excluding fleshy macroalgae, cultivating palatable filamentous algae and engaging in frequent aggression to protect resources, territorial damselfish (f. Pomacentridae), such as Stegastes, mediate macro-benthic dynamics on coral reefs and may significantly influence microbial communities. To elucidate how Stegastes apicalis and Stegastes nigricans may alter benthic microbial assemblages and coral health, we determined the benthic community composition (epilithic algal matrix and prokaryotes) and coral disease prevalence inside and outside of damselfish territories in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 16S rDNA sequencing revealed distinct bacterial communities associated with turf algae and a two to three times greater relative abundance of phylotypes with high sequence similarity to potential coral pathogens inside Stegastes's territories. These potentially pathogenic phylotypes (totalling 30.04% of the community) were found to have high sequence similarity to those amplified from black band disease (BBD) and disease affected corals worldwide. Disease surveys further revealed a significantly higher occurrence of BBD inside S. nigricans's territories. These findings demonstrate the first link between fish behaviour, reservoirs of potential coral disease pathogens and the prevalence of coral disease. PMID:24966320

  16. [Association of the abundance and vertical distribution of tuna and beakfish in the southeast of the Caribbean sea].

    Eslava, Nora; González, Leo W; Gaertner, Daniel

    2003-03-01

    The longline hooks suspension depth was estimated using the Mechanic Imitation of Flexible Systems method. The vertical distribution of tunas and billfish was determined by the relative abundance index, obtained from the catch by 11 to 25 m -long longline vessels, -based at Cumaná, Venezuela, South-eastern Caribbean Sea in depths of 65 to 142 m. The CPUE was evaluated per species, according to depth. High values were found for most of the captured species in the layer from 105 to 125 m. Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) showed the highest yield (3.37 fish/100 hooks) and blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) the lowest (0.04 fish/100 hooks). However, the statistical comparison did not allow to reject the hypothesis of lack of depth efect (Kruskal-Wallis p > .05), and demonstrated a homogeneous distribution of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), sailfish (Istiophorus albicans), white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) and blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) in the water column. The conclusion is that fish concentration in the Southern border of the Caribbean Sea is possibly due to several hydroclimatic factors--which affect tuna and billfish catching--such as water temperature and dissolved oxygen concentration which limit the distribution according to depth. PMID:15162696

  17. New cases of supernumerary chromosomes in characiform fishes

    Paulo Cesar Venere

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Supernumerary chromosomes were described for five species of Neotropical characiform fishes. These extra chromosomes were small, acrocentric and fully heterochromatic in Leporinus friderici from two different localities as well as in Leporinus sp., but metacentric and fully heterochromatic in Cyphocharax modesta and Prochilodus nigricans. In Characidium cf. zebra, this element was small, acrocentric and euchromatic. GC-rich DNA blocks were observed in the supernumerary chromosome of Leporinus sp. using chromomycin A3. The widespread occurrence of these extra chromosomal elements suggests their independent origins.São descritos os cromossomos supranumerários observados em cinco espécies de peixes pertencentes a quatro famílias distintas de caraciformes neotropicais. Esses cromossomos mostraram-se pequenos, totalmente heterocromáticos e acrocêntricos em Leporinus friderici e Leporinus sp. e metacêntricos e totalmente heterocromáticos em Cyphocharax modesta e Prochilodus nigricans. Em Characidium cf. zebra um pequeno extra acrocêntrico é visto totalmente eucromático. Um pequeno segmento rico em pares de bases GC pôde ser observado no cromossomo extra de Leporinus sp. após a coloração com cromomicina A3. Alguns aspectos relacionados à origem desses cromossomos extras entre os caraciformes são discutidos.

  18. Análise dos padrões histopatológicos do colesteatoma adquirido da orelha média Analysis of histopathological aspects in acquired middle ear cholesteatoma

    Adriana Leal Alves

    2008-12-01

    %, epithelial acanthosis (88%, hyperplasia of the basal layer (88% and formation of epithelial cones (62%. There was a positive and significant correlation between histopathological variables (such as epithelial acanthosis, hyperplasia of the basal layer and formation of epithelial cones. Histopathological variables presented no statistical significant difference in both age groups (p>0,05. CONCLUSION: Cholesteatomas have hyperproliferating characteristics with epithelial acanthosis, hyperplasia of the basal layer and the presence of epithelial cones in the matrix.

  19. Histopathological study of the mite biting (Dermanyssus gallinae) in poultry skin.

    Hobbenaghi, Rahim; Tavassoli, Mousa; Alimehr, Manochehr; Shokrpoor, Sara; Ghorbanzadeghan, Mohammad

    2012-01-01

    The red mite of poultry, Dremanyssus gallinae, is the most important hematophagous ectoparasite of poultry. In this study, pathologic changes of its biting on the poultry skin have been investigated. Thirty-two (Control = 16 and Treatment = 16) four weeks old Ross broilers (308) were infested with the mite on skin of hock joins. Samples were collected after 1, 24, 72 hours and 10 days. The skin samples were fixed in 10% buffered formalin and histological sections were prepared using routine Hematoxylin & Eosin staining method. Results showed that in all cases, except within first hour of infestation, lymphocytic infiltration was always a constant pathologic feature. Necrosis of feather's follicles was a prominent pathologic feature ensued due to vascular disturbances and resulted in loss of feather. Hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis and acanthosis were observed after 72 hours. These findings reveal that mite biting induces local epidermal hyperplasia. PMID:25610570

  20. Histopathological study of the mite biting (Dermanyssus gallinae in poultry skin

    Rahim Hobbenaghi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The red mite of poultry, Dremanyssus gallinae, is the most important hematophagous ectoparasite of poultry. In this study, pathologic changes of its biting on the poultry skin have been investigated. Thirty-two (Control = 16 and Treatment = 16 four weeks old Ross broilers (308 were infested with the mite on skin of hock joins. Samples were collected after 1, 24, 72 hours and 10 days. The skin samples were fixed in 10% buffered formalin and histological sections were prepared using routine Hematoxylin & Eosin staining method. Results showed that in all cases, except within first hour of infestation, lymphocytic infiltration was always a constant pathologic feature. Necrosis of feather's follicles was a prominent pathologic feature ensued due to vascular disturbances and resulted in loss of feather. Hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis and acanthosis were observed after 72 hours. These findings reveal that mite biting induces local epidermal hyperplasia.

  1. Granuloma inguinale mimicking as squamous cell carcinoma of penis

    Abhishek Pilani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Granuloma inguinale (GI is an acquired chronic, slowly progressive, mildly contagious disease of venereal origin, characterized by granulomatous ulceration of the genitalia and neighboring sites, with little or no tendency to spontaneous healing caused by Klebsiella (Calymmatobacterium granulomatis. A 55-year-old male presented with fissured, foul smelling, fungating growth over prepuce with phimosis mimicking squamous cell carcinoma (SCC without lymphadenopathy. It started with painless papulonodular showed pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia, infiltration in dermis, acanthosis and vacuolated macrophages suggestive of GI and not showing any histopathological features of SCC. Patient was successfully treated by giving cotrimoxazole twice a day for 21 days. Here, we presented a case of GI mimicking SCC of penis, which was diagnosed on basis of histopathology and treated with excision followed by medical therapy with cotrimoxazole.

  2. Seronegative necrolytic acral erythema: A distinct clinical subset?

    Panda S

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A patient was referred to us with asymptomatic, erythematous, nonitchy, scaly lesions present bilaterally on the dorsa of his feet and toes since the last 2 months. Both the legs had pitting edema as well. There were hyperkeratosis, focal parakeratosis, acanthosis and scattered spongiosis in the epidermis, and proliferation of capillaries with perivascular infiltration of lymphomononuclear cells in the dermis. There was no serological evidence of hepatitis C virus. Laboratory investigations revealed hypoalbuminemia and low-normal serum zinc. On clinicopathological correlation, we made a diagnosis of necrolytic acral erythema (NAE. The lesions responded dramatically to oral zinc sulfate and topical clobetasol propionate within 3 weeks with disappearance of edema and scaling and only a minimal residual erythema. This is the first reported case of NAE from Eastern India. NAE with negative serology for hepatitis C may be viewed as a distinct subset of the condition that had been originally described.

  3. Dermatopathy in juvenile Angus cattle due to vitamin A deficiency.

    Baldwin, Thomas J; Rood, Kerry A; Kelly, E Jane; Hall, Jeffery O

    2012-07-01

    In juvenile cattle, vitamin A deficiency is reported most commonly as a neurological condition; only rarely are there dermatologic manifestations. In the current study, alopecia, severe epidermal and follicular orthokeratosis, and acanthosis due to hypovitaminosis A are reported in 2 of 32 Angus calves, with a third animal suspected. Affected animals responded to vitamin A supplementation, and no additional calves displayed signs. Vitamin A acts on skin by regulating DNA transcription in keratinocytes, reducing the number of tonofilaments and desmosomes, both involved in cell-to-cell adhesion. Hence, adequate levels of dietary vitamin A are necessary for normal keratinocyte turnover, and deficiencies result in retention of keratinized cells (orthokeratosis). The present report reminds diagnosticians to consider vitamin A deficiency in cases of orthokeratotic dermatopathy in cattle. PMID:22585959

  4. Effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on gastric hyperplastic polyposis in Cowden's disease

    Hajime Isomoto; Hisashi Furusu; Ken Ohnita; Yusuke Takehara; Chun-Yang Wen; Shigeru Kohno

    2005-01-01

    A 21-year-old woman with complaints of hematochezia was diagnosed as having Cowden's disease (CD), an autosomal dominant condition characterized by multiple hamartomas, since facial papules and gingival papillomas were identified. On endoscopy, multiple hyperplastic polyps were seen in the rectum and left-side colon. There were also esophageal glycogenic acanthosis and hyperplastic polyposis in the antrum accompanied by Helicobacter pylorirelated gastritis. Although gastric hyperplastic polyposis had by no means regressed with unsuccessful first-line eradication therapy for H pylori, following cure of the infection with salvage therapy consisting of rabeprazole,amoxicillin and metronidazole, the polyposis lesions almost disappeared. Follow-up gastroscopy 2 and 3 years after cessation of the second-line eradication therapy revealed almost complete regression of the polyposis lesions with no evidence of H pylori infection. We recommend eradication treatment for CD patients with gastric hyperplastic polyps and the infection, as the occurrence of gastric carcinoma among hyperplastic polyps has been described.

  5. Melanoacanthoma: Uncommon presentation of an uncommon condition

    Resham J Vasani

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Melanoacanthoma is very rare variant of seborrheic keratosis presenting as a deeply pigmented benign proliferation of melanocytes and keratinocytes usually presenting over the head, neck and trunk of elderly people. A sixty-two-years-old male was presented with a solitary slow growing asymptomatic hyperpigmented verrucous outgrowth with cerebriform surface measuring 15 cm by 8 cm present over the left inguinal region extending on to the scrotum since past 8 years. There was no associated lymphadenopathy. The histopathology revealed hyperkeratosis, papillomatosis, acanthosis with presence of melanocytes at all levels of epidermis with abundant melanin giving the diagnosis of melanoacanthoma. The patient further underwent surgical excision of the lesion. The case is being reported for its rarity, unusual location, massive size and clinical resemblance to a verrucous carcinoma.

  6. Confluent And Reticulate Papillomatosis

    Thappa Devinder Mohan

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A 17 year old South Indian female born of consanguineous marriage presented with a widespread non-itchy eruption over scalp, face, below breasts and flexural aspects of limbs including axillae, inguinal regions and popliteal fossae since 3 months of age. The eruption consisted of individual small, flat, brownish black hyperkeratotic papules, which at some places, coalesced to from a reticulate pattern. Histopathological examination of biopsies from the axilla and forearm showed typical hyperkeratosis and papillomatosis without acanthosis. The dermis demonstrated a mild perivascular infiltrate. On the basis of the clinical and histopathological findings, a diagnosis of confluent and reticulate papillomatosis of Gourgerot and Carteaud was made. Partial response to doxycline in our case point towards this being a keratinization disorder where microflora may be playing an exacerbating rather than a primary role.

  7. Clinical effects of topical pimecrolimus in a patient with Fox-Fordyce disease.

    Milcic, Danijela; Nikolic, Milos

    2012-05-01

    Fox-Fordyce disease (FFD) is characterized by a pruritic eruption of skin-coloured or yellowish papules in areas rich in apocrine glands. The histology comprises dilatation of follicular infundibula with hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and spongiosis of the infundibular epithelium with perifollicular infiltration of lymphocytes and foamy histiocytes. We treated a 12-year-old girl with FFD with topical pimecrolimus for 12 weeks, this resulted in a complete clearance of lesions. After the therapy, the patient was followed for an additional 19 months without signs of relapse. The effects of pimecrolimus in FFD might imply that an inflammatory process inducing secondary reactive hyperkeratosis could be involved in the pathogenesis of FFD. PMID:22571582

  8. Nevo epidérmico manifestando-se como hiperceratose do mamilo e aréola Verrucous epidermal nevus manifesting as nipple and areola hyperkeratosis

    Roberto Rheingantz da Cunha Filho

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se caso raro de nevo epidérmico na aréola mamária direita de menina de 13 anos. Segundo a classificação proposta por Levy-Franckel, essa variante é a hiperceratose do mamilo e aréola do tipo I, quando associada a nevo verrucoso. A histologia mostrou papilomatose, acantose e hiperceratose. Foram realizadas duas sessões de crioterapia sem melhora. Foi obtido bom resultado por meio de shaving e eletrocauterização.A rare case of a 13-year-old female patient with epidermal verrucous nevus on the right areola is reported. According to the Levy-Franckel classification, this variant is a type I nipple and areola hyperkeratosis, when associated to verrucous nevus. Histopathological examination showed papillomatosis, acanthosis and hyperkeratosis. Cryotherapy yielded unsatisfactory results after two sessions. A good result was obtained with shaving and electrocauterization.

  9. An unusual clinical presentation of gingival melanoacanthoma

    S. P. K. Kennedy Babu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Gingival melanoacanthoma is a rare, benign pigmented lesion characterized clinically by sudden onset and rapid growth of a macular brown black lesion and histologically by acanthosis of superficial epithelium and proliferation of dendritic melanocytes. This article reports a previously undescribed case of pigmented unilateral diffuse gingival enlargement, which on histopathological examination proved to be melanoacanthoma. Intraoral examination revealed pigmented unilateral diffuse gingival enlargement in relation to second and third quadrants buccally, palatally/lingually. Based on these clinical findings, gingivectomy was performed and the excised tissue was sent for biopsy. Microscopic examination revealed acanthotic and parakeratotic surface epithelium with dendritic melanocytes distributed in basal and suprabasal layers of the epithelium. 1 year follow-up recall revealed no recurrence of lesion at the surgical sites. Our patient exhibits an unusual clinical presentation of melanoacanthoma of gingiva. Pigmented gingival overgrowth of recent origin and without any etiologic factors warrants histopathologic examination.

  10. Some observations on sheep sarcoptic mange in Tehran province, Iran.

    Rahbari, S; Nabian, S; Bahonar, A R

    2009-03-01

    Sarcoptes scabiei infestation was diagnosed in 278 sheep from 12 fatling flocks. The sheep presented crusted skin lesions initially appear on the lips or nostrils, the lesion on nostrils also extend towards around the eyes, the supraorbital fossae and in some cases over entire face. The infested male lambs by mating behavior in fatling flocks caused transmitting the infection to fat tail area and scrotum. Histopathological study of lesions demonstrated marked acanthosis, hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis. Tunnels could be observed in the hyperkeratotic stratum corneum and mite segments were located mainly in the stratum corneum and also in the stratum granulosum. Attempts to eliminate S. scabiei var. ovis were made in 3 naturally infested sheep herds, by two dippings with two weeks interval with Amitraz, Cypermetrin and Prompetamphos. The results of this study indicate that acaricidal treatment of S. scabiei var. ovis in 3 naturally infested herds was successful, but a few cases of reinfestation were found in each treated group. PMID:18626781

  11. Host specificity of Lepeophtheirus crassus (Wilson and Bere) (Copepoda: Caligidae) parasitic on the marlin sucker Remora osteochir (Cuvier) in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Ho, Ju-shey; Collete, Bruce B; Madinabeitia, Ione

    2006-10-01

    Three species of remoras--Remora brachyptera (Lowe), Remora osteochir (Cuvier), and Remora remora (Linnaeus)--were collected from 4 species of billfishes--Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw), Makaira nigricans Lacepéde, Tetrapturus albidus Poey, and Tetrapturus pfluegeri Robins and de Sylva--on board a Japanese long-liner Shoyo Maru during her cruise in 2002 across the Atlantic. However, only the marlin sucker (R. osteochir) was found to carry a parasitic copepod, Lepeophtheirus crassus (Wilson and Bere, 1936). Although 12 species of parasitic copepods have been reported from billfishes around the world ocean, none of them is L. crassus. Thus, L. crassus is considered a parasite specific to the marlin sucker. PMID:17152964

  12. An image-processing program for automated counting

    Cunningham, D.J.; Anderson, W.H.; Anthony, R.M.

    1996-01-01

    An image-processing program developed by the National Institute of Health, IMAGE, was modified in a cooperative project between remote sensing specialists at the Ohio State University Center for Mapping and scientists at the Alaska Science Center to facilitate estimating numbers of black brant (Branta bernicla nigricans) in flocks at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The modified program, DUCK HUNT, runs on Apple computers. Modifications provide users with a pull down menu that optimizes image quality; identifies objects of interest (e.g., brant) by spectral, morphometric, and spatial parameters defined interactively by users; counts and labels objects of interest; and produces summary tables. Images from digitized photography, videography, and high- resolution digital photography have been used with this program to count various species of waterfowl.

  13. Bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae, Nycteribiidae parasitic on bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera at Parque Estadual da Cantareira, São Paulo, Brazil: parasitism rates and host-parasite associations

    Patrícia Beloto Bertola

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available A total of 443 bat flies belonging to the families Nycteribiidae and Strelidae, were collected on 22 species of bats (Molossidae, Phyllostomidae, and Vespertilionidae from Parque Estadual da Cantareira (São Paulo, Brazil, between January, 2000 and January, 2001. Eighteen new occurrences of bat flies were recorded on Anoura geoffroyi (Anastrebla caudiferae, Glossophaga soricina (A. caudiferae, Sturnira lilium (Trichobius phyllostomae, T. furmani, and Paraeuctenodes similis, Artibeus lituratus (A. caudiferae, A. fimbriatus (Megistopoda proxima, A. obscurus (Metelasmus pseudopterus, Myotis nigricans (M. proxima, M. aranea, Paratrichobius longicrus, M. ruber (Anatrichobius passosi, Joblingia sp., M. levis (A. passosi, M. albescens (A. passosi, Basilia andersoni, and Histiotus velatus (M. aranea. Seven new occurrences were recorded for the state of São Paulo, increasing the range for T. tiptoni, T. furmani, M. proxima, Aspidoptera falcata, A. caudiferae, A. modestini and B. andersoni. The relationships between parasitism and host sex, reproductive stage, age hyperparasitism by fungi are discussed.

  14. Gold content of ectomycorrhizal and saprobic macrofungi - an update

    Borovika, J [Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Charles University, Albertov 6, CZ-128 43 Prague 2 (Czech Republic); Randa [Nuclear Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZ-250 68 Rez (Czech Republic); Jelinek, E [Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Charles University, Albertov 6, CZ-128 43 Prague 2 (Czech Republic)

    2006-05-15

    Species of macrofungi growing in the wild were collected from non-auriferous and unpolluted areas, and analyzed for gold. In addition, preliminary results of samples originated from an auriferous area are presented. Gold was determined using long-term instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). In total, 108 samples, including 49 species of ectomycorrhizal fungi and 30 species of terrestrial saprobes, were examined. The highest concentrations (expressed in dry weight) were found in ectomycorrhizal species Russula nigricans (235 ng g{sup -1}) and Suillus variegatus (1070 ng g{sup -1}). Among the saprobic macrofungi, an extraordinary high value 2250 ng g{sup -1} was found in Lepiota cf. clypeolaria. Gold content of saprobic macrofungi originated from the auriferous area was obviously higher than that of macrofungi from non-auriferous areas. The highest contents were found in Agaricus silvaticus (4230 ng g{sup -1}) and in two samples of Lycoperdon perlatum (6955 and 7739 ng g{sup -1})

  15. Presencia de moluscos tropicales de la provincia panameña en la costa central del Perú y su relación con los eventos "El Niño"

    Carlos Paredes

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta el hallazgo de moluscos cuya distribución conocida se encuentra dentro de los límites de la Provincia Panameña, en diversas localidades de la Provincia Peruana entre los años 1972 y 1994, período en el que se presentaron varios eventos "El Niño". Fue posible determinar 15 especies de moluscos que ampliaron su distribución: Pteria stema, Orobitella peruviana, Cryptornya califomica, Cerithium (T stercusmuscarum, Malea ringens, Hexaplex brassica, Thais styllmanberryi, T (M. triangularis, T (T callaoensis, Acanthina brevidentata, Purpura pansa, Neorapana muricata, Anachis (C. nigricans, Cancellaria (C. decussata y C. (B. chrysostorna. Se postula una variabilidad en los límites de las provincias biogeográficas de la costa peruana, controlada por el ENSO.

  16. Blood selenium concentrations in female Pacific black brant molting in Arctic Alaska: Relationships with age and habitat salinity

    Franson, J. Christian; Flint, Paul L.; Schmutz, Joel A.

    2016-01-01

    Blood samples collected from 81 female Pacific black brant (Branta bernicla nigricans) molting near Teshekpuk Lake, Alaska, were analyzed for selenium concentration. The concentration of selenium in blood of after second year (hatched two or more years ago) females (0.84 μg/g wet weight) was significantly greater than the concentration in second year (hatched the previous year) females (0.61 μg/g wet weight). The concentrations of selenium we found in blood of black brant were 1.5 to 2 times greater than baseline values typical of freshwater birds, but considerably lower than reported in other marine waterfowl sampled in Alaska. This finding may be attributable in part to the nearly exclusive herbivorous diet of black brant. No relationship was noted between blood selenium concentration and molting habitat salinity. We are unaware of any previous reports of blood selenium concentrations in black brant.

  17. Search for latitudinal trends in the effective half-life of fallout sup(137)Cs in vegetation of the Canadian arctic

    Using published data on the integrated deposition of fallout sup(90)Sr(sup(137)Cs) until 1975 and current measurements of the sup(137)Cs activity in plant communities along the latitudinal gradient north of 50 degrees N, an estimate has been made of the sup(137)Cs effective half-life, Tsub(eff), in the composite vegetation of the Canadian arctic. The lichens Alectoria nigricans, Alectoria ochroleuca, Cladonia rangiferina, Cornicularia divergens, and Umbilicaria muhlenbergii were studied, as well as a moss, Polytrichum juniperinum, and the vascular cushion plants Dryas integrifolia, Saxifraga oppositifolia, and Silene acaulis. In all cases, the effective half-life increases with increasing latitude, the longest Tsub(eff)(10-12 years) being exhibited by dry-habitat lichens at 80 degrees N

  18. Taxonomic notes on some species of Ophiorrhiza (Rubiaceae) from China%中国蛇根草属(茜草科)几种植物的分类学订正

    段林东; 林祁

    2007-01-01

    根据对中国蛇根草属Ophiorrhiza植物标本的研究和野外调查, 将琼崖蛇根草O. aureolina f. qiongyaensis Lo和溪畔蛇根草O. humilis Tseng归并入短小蛇根草O. pumila Champ. ex Benth., 将海南蛇根草O. hainanensis Tseng归并入垂花蛇根草O. nutans C. B. Clarke, 将广西蛇根草O. kwangsiensis Merr. ex Li和变黑蛇根草O. nigricans Lo归并入日本蛇根草O. japonica Bl., 将龙州蛇根草O. longzhouensis Lo和圆锥蛇根草O. paniculiformis Lo归并入广州蛇根草O. cantoniensis Hance.

  19. Croissance et production des cèdre de l'Atlas, pin noir d'Autriche, pin de Salzmann et cyprès de l'Arizona. Reboisement expérimental de Belvezet (Gard)

    Courbet, Francois; Dreyfus, Philippe; Mariotte, Nicolas

    2014-01-01

    Réalisé en 1957 dans une garrigue à chêne vert, le reboisement de Belvézet (Gard) a permis de tester différentes espèces, type de plants et modalités de plantations. Sept placettes de suivi de la croissance et de la production ont ensuite été installées dans les peuplements de résineux (Cedrus atlantica Manetti, Pinus nigra Arn. ssp. nigricans, Pinus nigra Arn. ssp. clusiana Clem., Cupressus arizonica Greene). Les données dendrométriques, issues des mesures régulières pratiquées pendant 30 an...

  20. Homeopathic treatment for infertility in a prize Nelore bull.

    Lobreiro, J

    2007-01-01

    Treatments for infertility in bulls are not described in homeopathic literature. A few treatments, such as changing the protein content of the diet, giving extra minerals, etc have been proposed. This case report describes homeopathic treatment for infertility in a prize bull. A Nelore bull, considered infertile for 3 years, was treated with homeopathic Pulsatilla nigricans 200 CH. Decreased total sperm defects, increased sperm motility and a very impressive increased number of doses of semen produced were observed. The bull relapsed after treatment was withdrawn, but again responded when it was resumed. Since only one animal was observed one cannot assume that the observed changes were due only to this treatment. Further studies may establish the real benefits of a homeopathic medicine in bull infertility. PMID:17227749

  1. The Conjugates of Phenolic Acids in Lichens of the Order Lecanorales

    T. N. NIKOLAEVA

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Lichens are symbiotic associations of a fungus (usually an ascomycete and a photobiont, which may be an alga and/or a cyanobacterium. Lichens dominate on about 6–8% of land surface, mainly in the habitats with severe climatic conditions. Lichenized fungi are among the pioneer vegetation on bare rock or soil. Mat-forming species contribute substantially to the soil cover in tundras and high mountain elevations. Lichens are rich in water-soluble compounds which can be leached-out the lichen thalli with atmospheric depositions. We have recently described the occurrence of water-soluble phenolics in lichens (Zagoskina et al 2013. These compounds can play important role in the ecosystem functioning and primary soil formation (weathering, humification. The aim of this work was to study qualitative composition of water-soluble phenolics in the lichen species widespread in the soil cover of tundra zone. The air-dried thalli of Alectoria ochroleuca, Cetraria islandica, C.nigricans, C.nivalis, Cladonia arbuscula and C.stellaris were homogenized to powder and used for the study. Lichens were collected in Khibiny mountains, Kola Peninsula in August 2013. Phenolic compounds were extracted by distilled water (1h, 30C and analyzed by TLC before and after the acid hydrolysis. It was found that all the lichens under the study contained the conjugates of phenol carboxylic acids. We have identified that non-phenolic part in some of these conjugates was represented by sugars and amino acids. The TLC of the hydrolizates of water extracts revealed occurrence of p-oxybenzoic acid in all of the species studied. The lichens Cetraria islandica, С.nigricans and Cladonia stellaris contained also vanillic acid. These phenolic acids are widespread in plant kingdom and are known as products of lignin decomposition in higher plants. The physiological role of water-soluble phenolics in lichens as well as their environmental role are need to be understood in future studies.

  2. Coexistencia de acromegaloidismo y cáncer de pulmón

    Graciela Stalldecker

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available El acromegaloidismo es una entidad en la cual se encuentran presentes algunos rasgos acromegálicos sin evidencia bioquímica de hipersecreción de hormona de crecimiento (GH, siendo la resistencia insulínica una de las posibles etiologías. Se presenta un paciente con rasgos acromegálicos, proceso neoplásico en pulmón izquierdo, acantosis nigricans (AN generalizada y marcada resistencia a la insulina (IR. Se descartó acromegalia ante la presencia de una IGF1 normal y GH < 1 ng/ml a los 120 min en el test de tolerancia oral a la glucosa (TTOG. La acantosis nigricans puede presentarse como síndrome paraneoplásico (SPN o puede estar asociada a enfermedad benigna en la cual está involucrada la insulinorresistencia (IR. El acrome-galoidismo está descripto en pacientes con IR grave como el caso que estamos presentando, postulándose que niveles muy elevados de insulina podrían estimular el crecimiento tisular o acral actuando a través del receptor de insulina que conservaría el mecanismo de mediar efectos anabólicos, o alternativamente a través del receptor de IGF1. No encontramos en la literatura la presencia de acromegaloidismo como SPN. En conclusión, presentamos un paciente con IR grave, pseudoacromegalia y AN, coexistiendo con un cáncer de pulmón. Tanto el acromegaloidismo como la AN parecen ser consecuencia de la marcada hiperinsulinemia. Aún así, no podemos descartar que la AN pudiera corresponder a un SPN.

  3. Chimpanzees prey on army ants at Seringbara, Nimba Mountains, Guinea: predation patterns and tool use characteristics.

    Koops, Kathelijne; Schöning, Caspar; McGrew, William C; Matsuzawa, Tetsuro

    2015-03-01

    Chimpanzees are renowned for their use of foraging tools in harvesting social insects and some populations use tools to prey on aggressive army ants (Dorylus spp.). Tool use in army ant predation varies across chimpanzee study sites with differences in tool length, harvesting technique, and army ant species targeted. However, surprisingly little is known about the detailed ecology of army ant predation. We studied army ant predation by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at the Seringbara study site in the Nimba Mountains, Guinea (West Africa), over 10 years (2003-2013). We investigated chimpanzee selectivity with regards to army ant prey species. We assessed the temporal variation in army ant-feeding and examined whether army ant predation was related to rainfall or ripe fruit availability. Moreover, we examined whether chimpanzees showed selectivity regarding plant species used for tool manufacture, as well as the relationship between tool species preference and tool collection distance. Lastly, we measured tool properties and investigated the use of tool sets and composite tools in army ant predation. Seringbara chimpanzees preyed on one army ant species (D. nigricans) more often than expected based on encounter rates, which may be explained by the overlap in altitudinal distribution between chimpanzees and D. nigricans. Army ant predation was not related to rainfall or fruit availability. Chimpanzees were selective in their choice of tool materials and collected their preferred tool species (Alchornea hirtella) from greater distances than they did other species. Lastly, Seringbara chimpanzees used both tool sets and composite tools (tree perch) in army ant predation. Tool types (dig vs. dip) differed in width and strength, but not length. Tool composites were found at 40% of ant-feeding sites. Our study sheds new light on the ecology of army ant predation and provides novel insights into chimpanzee selection of army ant prey and tool species. PMID:25315798

  4. Insecticidal and vertebrate toxicity associated with ethnobotanicals used as post-harvest protectants in Ghana.

    Belmain, S R; Neal, G E; Ray, D E; Golob, P

    2001-03-01

    Six plant species (Cassia sophera, Chamaecrista nigricans, Mitragyna inermis, Ocimum americanum, Securidaca longepedunculata and Synedrella nodiflora) traditionally used in Ghana to control insect pests of stored grain and legumes were screened in the laboratory at three concentrations (0.5, 1 and 5%, w/w) against four common storage pests (Rhyzopertha dominica, Callosobruchus maculatus, Sitophilus zeamais and Prostephanus truncatus). All the plants showed some ability to control all or some of the test insect species. Levels of efficacy varied according to test concentration with the highest concentration tested providing the best control. The S. longepedunculata plant induced the highest percent mortality and was the best at reducing emergence of the F(1) generation. The six plants were also incorporated into standard rat diet at two concentrations (1 and 5%, w/w) and fed to rats over a 6-week period to assess potential deleterious effects against vertebrates. None of the plants demonstrated any neurotoxicological or neurobehavioural effects to the rats over the course of the trial. However, S. longepedunculata and C. nigricans caused a significant reduction in rat growth rate when incorporated at 5% in the diet, induced cell hyperplasia in the liver, and reduced the mean weight of the liver and kidneys, compared to the control group of rats. Kidney pathology was affected only by the 5% concentration of S. longepedunculata which caused a reduced accumulation of alpha2mu-globulin. The implications of these results are discussed in the context of farmer usage of insecticidal plants for stored product protection. PMID:11278061

  5. Identification of the pathogens of postharvest apricot fruit diseases and indoor screening of fungicides%杏采后病害病原菌鉴定及室内药剂筛选

    张瑾; 徐秉良; 梁巧兰; 张文利; 吴步梅

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] To identify the main pathogens causing fruit rot of storage apricots and screen the effective fungicides, so as to prolong the storage period of apricots and decrease the losses. [Method] Isolation and identification, as well as pathogenicity test and return inoculation experiments were made for the pathogen causing fruit rot of storage apricots in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province. The effective fungicides for the main pathogens were also screened in the laboratory. [Result] Six fungi were identified as the pathogens causing fruit rot of storage apricots, which were Trichothecium roseum Lk. Ex Fr., Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissl., Rhizopus nigricans (Ehrenb), Penicillium frequentans, Botrytis cinerea and Monilinia laxa (Aderh. & Ruhl.) Honey. The main pathogens causing postharvest diseases of apricots were A. Alternata, R. Nigricans and T. Roseum. The isolation frequencies of them were 28. 5%, 48. 9% and 9. 4%, respectively. After artificial inoculation with or without wounds, the incidence of fruits infected by A. Alternata, R. Nigricans and T. Roseum were 100%, 100% and 83%, respectively. The results of chemical screening showed that, in PDA media plate, the fludioxonil (50%WP) and iprodione (50% SC) were most effective in controlling the three main pathogens, and the average effect reached more than 94%. The test of fungicides antisepsis of fruits showed that apricots were dipped in the 9000× diluted solution of fludioxonil (50%WP) or in the 1000 X diluted solution of iprodione (50%SC) for 3 min and stored at room temperature (25℃) for 7 days and 13 days. The control effects of fludioxonil against T. Roseum, A. Alternata and R. Nigricans were 78.3%/65%, 79% /67.5% and 80.3%/69.6%, respectively, and the con-trol effects of iprodione were 76%/64.3%, 78. 3%/64.4% and 78.6%/66.4%, respectively. [Conclusion] Theresults may provide a reference for the control of postharvest diseases of apricots.%[目的]确定引起杏采后病害的主要病原菌及

  6. Avaliação do desembarque pesqueiro efetuado em Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brasil Evaluation of the Manacapuru fishing landings, Amazonas State, Brazil

    Cristiano Gonçalves

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A atividade comercial pesqueira na Amazônia Central é predominantemente direcionada para Manaus, porém o perfil das atividades pesqueiras efetuadas nos demais centros também é fundamental para o planejamento do setor. Neste contexto, o presente trabalho visa caracterizar o perfil da produção pesqueira que abastece a cidade de Manacapuru, um dos principais centros urbanos da Amazônia Central. Os desembarques ocorreram a partir de canoas a remo, canoas motorizadas, barcos de pesca e recreios. A média mensal de pescado desembarcado foi de 175,36 ± 39,50 t em 2001 e de 172,13 ± 18,88 t em 2002, não apresentando diferença significativa entre anos (P>0,05. Dos 35 nomes específicos comuns registrados, observa-se que curimatã (Prochilodus nigricans, jaraquis (Semaprochilodus spp., cubiu (Anodus spp., mapará (Hypophthalmus spp., e tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum foram os itens mais importantes nos dois anos, e piramutaba (Brachyplatystoma vaillantii em 2002. Sete sub-regiões foram visitadas pela frota pesqueira, destacando-se Baixo-Solimões e o rio Purus.The fishing commercial activity in Central Amazonia is mainly addressed for Manaus, even so the characteristics of the fishing activities directed to other important urban centers in the region are also fundamental for the planning of the sector. In this context, the present work seeks to characterize the profile of the fishing production that lands in the city of Manacapuru, one of the main urban centers of Central Amazon. Fish landings were done from non-motorized canoes, motorized canoes, fishing ships and pleasure boats. The monthly average of landed fish was of 175,36 ± 39,50 ton in 2001 and of 172,13 ± 18,88 ton in 2002, not presenting significant difference among years (P>0,05. Of the 35 registered common species names, it is observed that curimatã (Prochilodus nigricans, jaraquis (Semaprochilodus spp., cubiu (Anodus spp., mapará (Hypophthalmus spp., and tambaqui (Colossoma

  7. Abundância e frugivoria da quiropterofauna (Mammalia, chiroptera de um fragmento no noroeste do Estado do Paraná, Brasil = Chiropterofauna abundance and frugivory in a forest remnant in northwestern Paraná State, Brazil

    João Eduardo Cavalcanti Brito

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A abundância e a frugivoria de morcegos que compõem a taxocenose em uma área de mata ripária, à margem esquerda do rio Ivaí, foram foco do presente estudo. O Recanto Marista possui 57,6 hectares, dos quais 40,8 são cobertos por Floresta Estacional Semidecidual, situado no município de Doutor Camargo, região Noroeste do Estado do Paraná. Foram realizadas 14 noites de capturas de morcegos de maio de 2007 a janeiro de 2008, com redesneblina (7 x 2,5 m, totalizando 13.475 m² h de esforço amostral, distribuído em 72h de esforço. Foram capturados 193 indivíduos, representantes de dez espécies, pertencentes a duas famílias: Phyllostomidae (Artibeus lituratus, Sturnira lilium, Carollia perspicillata, Artibeus cf. fimbriatus, Artibeus planirotris, Desmodus rotundus e Pygoderma bilabiatum e Vespertilionidae (Myotis nigricans, Eptesicus sp. e Lasiurus blossevillii. Um representante da família Molossidae (Molossus rufus foi encontrado morto no solo. Foram consumidos frutos pertencentes às famílias Moraceae (Ficus guaranitica, Ficus insipida, Ficus sp. e Maclura tinctoria, Solanaceae (Solanum aspero-lanatum e Solanum sp., Piperaceae (Piper aduncum, Piper amalago e Piper sp. e Urticaceae (Cecropia pachystachya e Cecropia sp..This study aims to evaluate the abundance and frugivory of bats from the Recanto Marista, a small riparian forest remnant in the margins of the Ivaí river. The Recanto Marista has 57.6 ha, of which 40.8 ha are covered by semideciduous seasonal forest and is located in the Doutor Camargo municipality. Collections were conducted from May 2007to January 2008 using mist nets (7 x 2.5 m totaling 13,475 m² h and comprising about 72 hours. Ten species were found pertaining to two families, Phyllostomidae (Artibeus lituratus, Sturnira lilium, Carollia perspicillata, Artibeus cf. fimbriatus, Artibeus planirotris, Desmodus rotundus and Pygoderma bilabiatum and Vespertilionidae (Myotis nigricans, Eptesicus sp. and Lasiurus

  8. Abundância e frugivoria da quiropterofauna (Mammalia, chiroptera de um fragmento no noroeste do Estado do Paraná, Brasil - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i3.5351 Chiropterofauna abundance and frugivory in a forest remnant in northwestern Paraná State, Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v32i3.5351

    Janaina Gazarini

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A abundância e a frugivoria de morcegos que compõem a taxocenose em uma área de mata ripária, à margem esquerda do rio Ivaí, foram foco do presente estudo. O Recanto Marista possui 57,6 hectares, dos quais 40,8 são cobertos por Floresta Estacional Semidecidual, situado no município de Doutor Camargo, região Noroeste do Estado do Paraná. Foram realizadas 14 noites de capturas de morcegos de maio de 2007 a janeiro de 2008, com redes-neblina (7 x 2,5 m, totalizando 13.475 m² h de esforço amostral, distribuído em 72h de esforço. Foram capturados 193 indivíduos, representantes de dez espécies, pertencentes a duas famílias: Phyllostomidae (Artibeus lituratus, Sturnira lilium, Carollia perspicillata, Artibeus cf. fimbriatus, Artibeus planirotris, Desmodus rotundus e Pygoderma bilabiatum e Vespertilionidae (Myotis nigricans, Eptesicus sp. e Lasiurus blossevillii. Um representante da família Molossidae (Molossus rufus foi encontrado morto no solo. Foram consumidos frutos pertencentes às famílias Moraceae (Ficus guaranitica, Ficus insipida, Ficus sp. e Maclura tinctoria, Solanaceae (Solanum aspero-lanatum e Solanum sp. , Piperaceae (Piper aduncum, Piper amalago e Piper sp. e Urticaceae (Cecropia pachystachya e Cecropia sp..This study aims to evaluate the abundance and frugivory of bats from the Recanto Marista, a small riparian forest remnant in the margins of the Ivaí river. The Recanto Marista has 57.6 ha, of which 40.8 ha are covered by semideciduous seasonal forest and is located in the Doutor Camargo municipality. Collections were conducted from May 2007 to January 2008 using mist nets (7 x 2.5 m totaling 13,475 m² h and comprising about 72 hours. Ten species were found pertaining to two families, Phyllostomidae (Artibeus lituratus, Sturnira lilium, Carollia perspicillata, Artibeus cf. fimbriatus, Artibeus planirotris, Desmodus rotundus and Pygoderma bilabiatum and Vespertilionidae (Myotis nigricans, Eptesicus sp. and Lasiurus

  9. Nycteribiidae (Diptera, Hippoboscoidea no Sul do Brasil Nycteribiidae (Diptera, Hippoboscoidea in the Southern Region of Brazil

    Gustavo Graciolli

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Um levantamento taxonômico das espécies de Nycteribiidae e de seus hospedeiros foi realizado na Região Sul do Brasil, utilizando material depositados em coleções e dados de literatura. Foram encontradas um total de 12 espécies de Basilia Miranda-Ribeiro, 1903 sobre oito espécies de morcegos pertencentes as famílias Phyllostomidae e Vespertilionidae. Considerando o número de espécies por estado, houve um decréscimo no sentido norte-sul. No Paraná, foram encontradas nove espécies, em Santa Catarina oito e no Rio Grande do Sul quatro. Basilia speiseri (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1907 é registrada pela primeira vez nos estados do Paraná e de Santa Catarina. Basilia juquiensis Guimarães, 1943 e B. producta Maa, 1968 são novos registros para Santa Catarina e B. plaumanni Scott, 1940 é registrada pela primeira vez no Rio Grande do Sul. Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821 é registrado pela primeira vez como hospedeiro de B. producta e Myotis riparius Handley, 1960 de B. juquiensis. O macho de Basilia lindolphoi Graciolli, 2001 é descrito. Chave para as espécies de Basilia encontradas é disponibilizada.A survey of nicteribiid bat flies was carried out in the Southern Region of Brazil. Twelve species of Basilia Miranda-Ribeiro, 1903 were recorded on eight species of bats. The number of species of Basilia decreased north to south. In the State of Paraná nine species were found, eight in Santa Catarina and four in Rio Grande do Sul. Basilia juquiensis Guimarães, 1943 and B. producta Maa, 1968 were recorded for the first time from Santa Catarina and B. plaumanni Scott, 1940 from Rio Grande do Sul. Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821 is been reported as a new host for B. producta and Myotis riparius Handley, 1960 for B. juquiensis. The male of Basilia lindolphoi Graciolli, 2001 is described. Key for the collected species of Basilia is given.

  10. Fungi Diversity of Rhizosphere Soil with Loquat Root Rot Disease in Yunnan Province%云南蒙自枇杷根腐病植株根际土壤真菌多样性研究

    杨若鹏; 郑肖兰; 田学军; 李建平; 鲁海菊

    2012-01-01

    摘要摸清蒙自枇杷根腐病病株根际土壤真菌区系分布.为有效可持续防控枇杷根腐病提供理论依据。采用五点取样法采集土壤样品,稀释平板法在PDA培养基上分离纯化,获得114株枇杷根腐病病株根际土壤真菌,经显微镜形态鉴定。109株真菌鉴定为以下24种: A bs idia corymbifera, A bsidia cylindrospora, A bsidia spinosa,Acremonium cerealis, Acremonium murorum, Aspergillus niger, Cladosporium cladosporioides, Colletotrichum dematium, Fusarium flocciferum, Mucor circineUoides f. janssenii, Mucor circinelloides f. wsitanicus, PeniciUium atrovenetum, Penicillium canescens, PeniciUium chrysogenum, Penicillium corylophilum, Penicillium daleae, Penicillium digitatum, Penicillium nigricans, Penicillium oxalicum, Penicillium saceulum, Penicillium variabile,Pythium intermedium, Trichoderma strigosum, Verticillium fungicola,分属于11个属.其中青霉属(Penicillium)是优势属,另外5株真菌属于担子菌。%To establish the species and distribution of fungi of Loquat rhizosphere soil which had rot root disease at Mengzi in Yunnan Province and to provide theoretical basis for efficient control to disease of the root rot; Soil specimen were collected with the 5-point method. The fungi strains were isolated by the plate of gradient dilution with PDA medium. The strains were identified by morphology with microscope. The strains respectively belong to A bsidia corymbifera, A bsidia cylindrospora, A bsidia spinosa, A cremonium cerealis, Acremonium murorum, Aspergillus niger, Cladosporium cladosporioides, Colletotrichum dematium, Fusarium flocciferum, Mucor circinelloides f. janssenii, Mucor circineUoides f. wsitanicus, Penicillium atrovenetum, Penicillium canescens, Penicillium chrysogenum, Penicillium corylophilum, PeniciUium daleae, Penicillium digitatum, Penicillium nigricans, PeniciUium oxalicum, Penicillium saceulum, PeniciUium variabile, Pythium intermedium, Trichoderma strigosum

  11. A pesca de pequena escala no rio Madeira pelos desembarques ocorridos em Manicoré (Estado do Amazonas, Brasil Small-scale fishery at Madeira River by fish landings in Manicoré city (Amazon State, Brazil

    Renato Soares Cardoso

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo analisar o desembarque da pesca comercial na região do Médio rio Madeira, tendo como área focal o município de Manicoré, buscando identificar as espécies explotadas, os locais de pesca e sua contribuição para o abastecimento local de pescado. O desembarque foi amostrado diariamente, utilizando questionários aplicados aos pescadores após a comercialização do pescado. Foram desembarcadas no ano de 2002 aproximadamente 225,4 toneladas de pescado. Canoas motorizadas efetuaram mais expedições de pesca, entretanto os barcos de pesca desembarcaram uma maior produção. Os valores médios de desembarque foram de 11,2; 5,4 e 2,4 toneladas por mês para barcos, canoas e compradores de pescado respectivamente, sendo as capturas compostas por 32 espécies ou grupo de espécies, sendo jaraqui (Semaprochilodus spp, pacu (Mylossoma duriventre, curimatá (Prochilodus nigricans, sardinha (Triportheus spp e jatuarana (Brycon spp, responsáveis por 75% do pescado desembarcado. Foram identificados 32 locais de pesca, sendo os mais explotados os rios Madeira e Manicoré, os lagos Acará e Boquerão e o igarapé Matupiri.The study aimed to analyze the landing of commercial fishing in Middle Madeira River, near Manicoré city, identifying the exploited species, fishing grounds and the contribution for the local supplying of fish. Fish landings were sampled daily, using questionnaires, given to fishermen after the fish sale. In 2002, 225.4 tons of fish were landed in Manicoré city. Motorized canoes undertook more fishing trips, but the higher fish landings were accomplished by boats. Mean values of fish landings were 11.2 tons/month, 5.4 tons/month and 2.4 tons/month for boats, motorized canoes and fish purchasers, respectively. 32 species or group of species were landed, with a predominance of jaraqui (Semaprochilodus spp, pacu (Mylossoma duriventre, curimatá (Prochilodus nigricans, sardinha (Triportheus spp e jatuarana

  12. A pesca comercial na bacia do rio Madeira no estado de Rondônia, Amazônia brasileira The Commercial fisheries of the Madeira river basin in the Rondônia state, brazilian Amazon

    Carolina Rodrigues da Costa Doria

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo caracteriza quali e quantitativamente a atividade pesqueira comercial na bacia do rio Madeira, afluente do rio Amazonas, no trecho entre Guajará-Mirim e Porto Velho, estado de Rondônia. No período de janeiro a dezembro/2004, foram registrados 460 t, correspondendo 935 viagens. A análise dos dados oriundos do monitoramento dos desembarques demonstrou que a pesca na região tem caráter artesanal de pequena escala, destacando a maior participação das canoas motorizadas (131 unidades do que barcos pesqueiros (45 unidades; capacidade média: 3.000kg na frota pesqueira. Os peixes migradores jaraqui (Semaprochilodus spp., dourada (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii, sardinha (Triportheus spp., jatuarana/matrinxã (Brycon amazonicus e B. cephalus, curimatã (Prochilodus nigricans e filhote (Brachyplatystoma filamentosum se destacaram na composição das espécies desembarcadas. As informações técnicas geradas são importantes para subsidiar ações de ordenamento pesqueiro, bem como para avaliar futuras variações que possam ocorrer na atividade frente aos impactos dos empreendimentos hidrelétricos em construção na região.This study presents qualitative and quantitative information about commercial fishery in the basin of the Madeira River, tributary of the Amazon River, describing the fishing activity in the segment between Guajará-Mirim and Porto Velho, in Rondônia State. From January to December/2004, 219 fishermen and 935 trips were registered, corresponding to the capture of 460 t of fish. Data from fish landings demonstrate that fisheries in the region are small-scaled and point to a higher participation of small motorized canoes (130 units than of fishing boats (45 units; average capacity: 3000 kg in the fishing fleet. Migratory species like jaraqui (Semaprochilodus spp., dourada (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii, sardinha (Triportheus spp., jatuarana/matrinxã (Brycon amazonicus e B. cephalus, curimatã (Prochilodus nigricans

  13. Benign cutaneous biphasic hybrid tumor of perineurioma and cellular neurothekeoma: A case report expanding the clinical and histopathologic features of a recently described entity.

    Linos, Konstantinos; Stuart, Lauren; Goncharuk, Victor; Edgar, Mark

    2015-04-01

    Benign cutaneous plexiform hybrid tumor of perineurioma and cellular neurothekeoma (BCPHTPCN) is a recently described entity that presents as a solitary papule in the perioral area. As implied by its name, BCPHTPCN displays microscopic features of both perineurioma and cellular neurothekeoma arranged in a plexiform pattern. We report a case of nonplexiform benign cutaneous biphasic hybrid tumor of perineurioma and cellular neurothekeoma in a 36-year-old woman, who presented with a 4-year history of a firm, flesh-colored left ankle nodule. Histologically, there was a biphasic, well-circumscribed unencapsulated dermal mesenchymal proliferation with no connection to the epidermis, which exhibited mild acanthosis with slightly pigmented basal keratinocytes and overlying parakeratosis. The proliferation consisted of uniform bland spindle cells with bipolar cytoplasmic processes arranged in whorls with interspersed islands of epithelioid cells. Immunohistochemically, the spindle cell component was positive for CD34, EMA, and GLUT-1, consistent with perineurial differentiation, whereas the epithelioid nests were positive for NKI/C3 and MiTF, as expected in neurothekeoma. Stains for S100 protein, SOX10, desmin, claudin, pan-melanoma markers, and NSE were negative. We believe this case expands the histopathologic spectrum of BCPHTPCN showing that it can be grown in a nonplexiform pattern, and we suggest the term benign cutaneous biphasic hybrid tumor of perineurioma and cellular neurothekeoma as a more precise name. It is also, to the best of our knowledge, the first case reported outside the head and neck area. PMID:25229567

  14. Gingival pyogenic granuloma developing during isotretinoin treatment

    Engin Şenel

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Pyogenic granuloma (PG is a rare side effect of isotretinoin therapy. Oral pyogenic granuloma developing during isotretinoin treatment has not been reported so far. A 22-old-male patient, who had been given oral isotretinoin treatment for severe nodular acne, was admitted with the complaint of a painless and red nodule in his lower gum at the end of the second month of the treatment. The patient did not report any history of trauma or dental treatment. Dermatologic examination revealed a hemorrhagic nodule measuring 1.5x1 cm in size in the lower gums of the cutting and canine teeth. The lesion was excised completely. Histopathological examination disclosed acanthosis and hyperkeratosis in epidermis, subepidermal vascular proliferation, edema, and sparsely scattered inflammatory cell groups. The mechanism by which isotretinoin causes pyogenic granulomas is not exactly known. It should be considered that this rare side effect can be gingival in patients taking isotretinoin and the regular oral examination should not be neglected.

  15. Assessment of dermal exposure and histopathologic changes of different sized nano-silver in healthy adult rabbits

    kazem Koohi, Mohammad; Hejazy, Marzie; Asadi, Farzad; Asadian, Peyman

    2011-07-01

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the dermal toxicity (Irritation/Corrosion) of three sizes of nanosilver particles (10, 20 and 30 nm) during 3 min, 1 and 4 hours according to the OECD/OCDE guideline Histopathological effects in secondary organs from liver, kidney, heart, spleen and brain 14 day post dermal administration are also reported. 10 and 20 nm Ag nanoparticles treated group showed well defined dermal erythema and oedema. Histopathological findings of 10 and 20 nm (4 hours exposure) on 14-day post dermal administration showed hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, hair-filled follicles and papillomatosis in an irregular epidermis, fibrosis, hyperemia, erythema, intracellular oedema and hyalinisation of collagen in dermis of skin. Liver revealed midzonal and periacinar necrosis, portal mononuclear infiltration, liver fatty change, liver congestion and hyperemic central vein. Splenic red pulp congestion and white pulp hyperreactivity, splenic trabeculae and sinusoidal congestion and hyaline change were found in spleen. Fatty degeneration in some cardiovascular cells and subendocardial hemorrhage without inflammation was perceived. Picnotic appearance of pyramidal neurons in the brain cortex, gliosis and mild perineuronal oedema ischemic cell change and hyperemic meninges was observed in brain. Our research concluded that dermal exposure to lesser sizes of silver nanoparticles is more disastrous than greater ones.

  16. Buschke-Löwenstein Tumour: Successful Treatment with Minimally Invasive Techniques.

    Correia, Estefânia; Santos, António

    2015-01-01

    We report a case of an 80-year-old female who presented with a four-year history of a growing mass in the perianal area with pain and bleeding during defaecation. Clinical examination revealed a locally destructive, cauliflower-like, verrucous mass measuring 10 × 12 cm in diameter. Histologic findings revealed a moderate degree of dysplasia of the epithelium with koilocytosis atypia, acanthosis, and parakeratosis, features that are consistent with Buschke-Löwenstein tumour. Polymerase-chain-reaction assay for human papillomavirus (HPV) showed an infection with HPV type 11. Full-thickness excision of involved skin was undertaken by cryotherapy and electrocautery over five months. The entire wound was left open to heal by secondary intention. After 3 years of follow-up, the patient has not experienced a recurrence, with excellent functional results, but the cosmetic results were satisfactory. These minimally invasive techniques can be safer and more cost-effective than surgery and the General Practitioner can play a key role in diagnosis. PMID:26417462

  17. A Man with an Umbilicated Papule of the Hand: What Is Your Diagnosis?

    Deba P. Sarma

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Ecthyma contagiosum is a zoonotic disease caused by the parapoxvirus that causes “sore mouth” in sheep and goats and orf in human. Case Presentation. A 61-year-old sheep farmer presented with a painful non-pruritic lesion on the left hand that had been present for approximately 5 weeks. Physical examination demonstrated a 1 cm pearly, umbilicated papule with raised borders. A biopsy showed an asymmetrical nodule with parakeratotic crust and acanthosis with thin epidermal strands extending deeply in the underlying dermis. Marked edema, capillary proliferation and extensive lymphocytic infiltration was also present. One red intranuclear inclusion was identified in an epidermal keratinocyte. A diagnosis of human orf (ecthyma contagiosum was made. Conclusion. Infected sheep and freshly vaccinated sheep or goats are the reservoir for human infection. After an incubation period of 3–7 days, parapoxvirus infections produce 1–3 painful lesions measuring 1-2 cm in diameter. The natural history of the disease is complete resolution and no treatment is indicated. Prevention of echthyma contagiosum in ruminants through vaccination is thought to be the best way to control infection.

  18. Demodicose bovina no Estado da Paraíba Bovine demodicosis in the state of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil

    João Luiz H. Faccini

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Casos de demodicose bovina foram observados em um rebanho da raça Sindhi no período de dezembro 1989 a janeiro 1992. Ambas as formas, localizada e generalizada, foram diagnosticadas. Este é o primeiro relato da forma generalizada no Brasil. Nos dois primeiros anos, a demodicose foi diagnosticada somente em animais Cases of bovine demodicosis caused by Demodex bovis were reported in a Sindhi herd from December 1989 to January 1992. Both localized and generalized forms were diagnosed. This is the first report of the generalized form in Brazil. In the first two years, demodicosis was diagnosed only in cattle 2 years old, respectively. Clinical signs varied from a few small nodules to a thickened skin with soft large nodules in the localized and generalized forms, respectively. Main microscopic features of the nodules in the generalized form consisted of acanthosis with hyperqueratosis, chronic sebaceous adenitis, subcutaneous muscular necrosis, focal cellular degeneration of the epidermis basal layer and presence of large number of mites inside the lumen of dilated hair follicles. In addition, a chronic perifoliculitis was observed, characterized by lymphoplasmocytic infiltrate which also contained macrophages and neutrophils. It is suggested that poor nutrition and stress due to prolonged drought probably contributed to the increase of susceptibility of the herd to mite infestation.

  19. A clinico-pathological study of 70 cases of pemphigus

    Arya S

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available A clinicopalhological study of 70 cases of pemphigus observed over a span of four and a half years from January 1992 to June 1996 at the Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai is reported. Pemphigus vulgaris constituted the single largest group of 43 cases, followed by pemphigus foliaceus (25 cases and pemphigus vegetans (2 cases. Majority of the cases were seen in the age group of 21-60 years, with a slight male predominance. The youngest patient was 14 years while the eldest was aged 75 years. Mucosal involvement was seen in 31 cases of pemphigus vulgaris, as opposed to only 5 cases of pemphigus foliaceus. Flaccid bullae were present in 100% cases. Pruritus was complained of in 14 cases, though it was more common in pemphigus vegetans and vulgaris. Salient histopathological features of pemphigus vulgaris observed were (I intraepidermal suprabasal blisters (35 cases, (2 presence of acantholytic cells (40 cases, (3 "Row of tombstone appearance" (I8 cases and (4 acantholysis involving follicular sheath (20 cases. Main histopathological features of pemphigus foliaceus were (1 subcorneal blister (15 case, (2 acantholysis (24 cases and (3 bulla cavity containing inflammatory infiltrate (12 cases. Both cases of pemphigus vegetans showed hyperkeratosis, papillomatosis and irregular acanthosis with intra-epidermal eosinophilic abscesses besides suprabasal lacunae.

  20. Tumorigenic activity of Merkel cell polyomavirus T antigens expressed in the stratified epithelium of mice

    Spurgeon, Megan E.; Cheng, Jingwei; Bronson, Roderick T.; Lambert, Paul F.; DeCaprio, James A.

    2015-01-01

    Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) is frequently associated with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a highly aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer. Most MCC tumors contain integrated copies of the viral genome with persistent expression of the MCPyV large T (LT) and small T (ST) antigen. MCPyV isolated from MCC typically contain wild type ST but truncated forms of LT that retain the N-terminus but delete the C-terminus and render LT incapable of supporting virus replication. To determine the oncogenic activity of MCC tumor-derived T antigens in vivo, a conditional, tissue-specific mouse model was developed. Keratin 14-mediated Cre recombinase expression induced expression of MCPyV T antigens in stratified squamous epithelial cells and Merkel cells of the skin epidermis. Mice expressing MCPyV T antigens developed hyperplasia, hyperkeratosis, and acanthosis of the skin with additional abnormalities in whisker pads, footpads and eyes. Nearly half of the mice also developed cutaneous papillomas. Evidence for neoplastic progression within stratified epithelia included increased cellular proliferation, unscheduled DNA synthesis, increased E2F-responsive genes levels, disrupted differentiation, and presence of a DNA damage response. These results indicate that MCPyV T antigens are tumorigenic in vivo, consistent with their suspected etiological role in human cancer. PMID:25596282

  1. Tumorigenic activity of merkel cell polyomavirus T antigens expressed in the stratified epithelium of mice.

    Spurgeon, Megan E; Cheng, Jingwei; Bronson, Roderick T; Lambert, Paul F; DeCaprio, James A

    2015-03-15

    Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) is frequently associated with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a highly aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer. Most MCC tumors contain integrated copies of the viral genome with persistent expression of the MCPyV large T (LT) and small T (ST) antigen. MCPyV isolated from MCC typically contains wild-type ST but truncated forms of LT that retain the N-terminus but delete the C-terminus and render LT incapable of supporting virus replication. To determine the oncogenic activity of MCC tumor-derived T antigens in vivo, a conditional, tissue-specific mouse model was developed. Keratin 14-mediated Cre recombinase expression induced expression of MCPyV T antigens in stratified squamous epithelial cells and Merkel cells of the skin epidermis. Mice expressing MCPyV T antigens developed hyperplasia, hyperkeratosis, and acanthosis of the skin with additional abnormalities in whisker pads, footpads, and eyes. Nearly half of the mice also developed cutaneous papillomas. Evidence for neoplastic progression within stratified epithelia included increased cellular proliferation, unscheduled DNA synthesis, increased E2F-responsive genes levels, disrupted differentiation, and presence of a DNA damage response. These results indicate that MCPyV T antigens are tumorigenic in vivo, consistent with their suspected etiologic role in human cancer. PMID:25596282

  2. Carcinoma cuniculatum at various anatomical sites

    Kotwal Mrunamayi

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Carcinoma cuniculatum, a low grade squamous carcinoma of plantar skin was first described in 1954. Even after 50 years, biopsy errors are common with delay in diagnosis. Clinico-morphologica1 features in 12 patients of carcinoma cuniculatum, in a period of three and a half years are studied. The aim is to draw attention to the sites of occurrence of this tumor other than the sole and to have better understanding of the diagnostic difficulties. The sites of occurrence of these tumors according to frequency were foot followed by flank, leg, face and palm. The tumors presented with ulcerated, fungating masses with fine papillary architecture. Microscopic examination of the tumors revealed bulbous acanthosis, parakeratosis and a well defined lower border, circumscribed by chronic inflammatory cells. No lymph node metastasis were recorded in any of the cases. Wide local excision with at least five mm free surgical margin was the treatment of choice. A transmetatarsal and above wrist amputation was required in two patients. Carcinoma cuniculatum should always be suspected in a nonhealing ulcer or verrucous growth of long standing duration. Superficial and small biopsies are unsatisfactory. Benign appearance on histopathology of this tumor needs to be interpreted in proper clinical settings.

  3. Verrucous Spitz Nevus in a Japanese Female

    Rie Honda

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available A 23-year-old female presented with a reddish-brown dome-shaped hyperkeratotic nodule of 11 × 10 mm on the left lower leg. Dermoscopic examination demonstrated a prominent whitish scaly area with ring-like appearance, pinkish-white structureless areas, a few milia-like cysts, dotted and glomerular vessels, and light brown globules. The lesion was completely excised under the diagnosis of verruca vulgaris or dermatofibroma. Histopathological examination revealed a well-circumscribed symmetric lesion with hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and pseudohorn cysts. The lesion was composed of spindle-shaped and epithelioid melanocytes with large cytoplasm arranged in confluent nests surrounded by stromal fibrosis. Mitotic figures and Kamino bodies were absent. Moderate proliferation of capillaries was found in the papillary dermis. Immunohistochemical staining with melan-A or S-100 was positive for tumor cells, but the staining with HMB-45 was negative. Melan-A staining was weaker in the deeply situated cells than in the superficial ones, which is known as stratification. Finally, we made a diagnosis of verrucous Spitz nevus based on these findings. We should have been aware of the entity of verrucous Spitz nevus as a variant of Spitz nevus and its dermoscopic features in order to reach a correct diagnosis before excision.

  4. High-Fat Diet-Induced IL-17A Exacerbates Psoriasiform Dermatitis in a Mouse Model of Steatohepatitis.

    Vasseur, Philippe; Serres, Laura; Jégou, Jean-François; Pohin, Mathilde; Delwail, Adriana; Petit-Paris, Isabelle; Levillain, Pierre; Favot, Laure; Samson, Michel; Yssel, Hans; Morel, Franck; Silvain, Christine; Lecron, Jean-Claude

    2016-09-01

    Recent studies suggest that psoriasis may be more severe in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, particularly in those with the inflammatory stage of steatohepatitis [nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)]. Herein, we investigated the impact of diet-induced steatohepatitis on the severity of imiquimod-induced psoriasiform dermatitis. Mice fed with a high-fat diet developed steatohepatitis reminiscent of human NASH with ballooning hepatocytes and significant liver fibrosis. Mice with steatohepatitis also displayed moderate cutaneous inflammation characterized by erythema, dermal infiltrates of CD45(+) leukocytes, and a local production of IL-17A. Moreover, steatohepatitis was associated with an epidermal activation of caspase-1 and cutaneous overexpression of IL-1β. Imiquimod-induced psoriasiform dermatitis was exacerbated in mice with steatohepatitis as compared to animals fed with a standard diet. Scale formation and acanthosis were aggravated, in correlation with increased IL-17A and IL-22 expression in inflamed skins. Finally, intradermal injection of IL-17A in standard diet-fed mice recapitulated the cutaneous pathology of mice with steatohepatitis. The results show that high-fat diet-induced steatohepatitis aggravates the inflammation in psoriasiform dermatitis, via the cutaneous production of IL-17A. In agreement with clinical data, this description of a novel extrahepatic manifestation of NASH should sensitize dermatologists to the screening and the management of fatty liver in psoriatic patients. PMID:27423696

  5. KNEMIDOKOPTINID (EPIDERMOPTIDAE: KNEMIDOKOPTINAE) MITE INFESTATION IN WILD RED-CROWNED PARAKEETS (CYANORAMPHUS NOVAEZELANDIAE): CORRELATIONS BETWEEN MACROSCOPIC AND MICROSCOPIC FINDINGS.

    Jackson, Bethany; Heath, Allen; Harvey, Cathy; Holyoake, Carly; Jakob-Hoff, Richard; Varsani, Arvind; Robertson, Ian; Warren, Kris

    2015-07-01

    During a study on health and disease in Red-crowned Parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) on Tiritiri Matangi Island and Little Barrier Island (Hauturu-o-Toi) in New Zealand between 2011 and 2013, an outbreak of feather loss prompted the collection of skin biopsies (n = 135) under anesthesia from the head of captured birds. A subset of samples (n = 7) was frozen to obtain whole specimens for identification of ectoparasites. Mites (range 1-11) were observed in 79/135 (58.5%) skin biopsies, whereas feather loss was only found in 47/142 (33.1%) birds captured during the sampling period. Compact orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis and acanthosis were found in association with mites. Procnemidocoptes janssensi (Acari: Epidermoptidae, Knemidokoptinae) was identified from whole mites obtained from skin biopsies. We describe the presence, pathology, and stages of infestation for knemidokoptinid mange in a wild parrot population in New Zealand. Given the clinical and pathologic changes observed and poor knowledge of the parasite's New Zealand host and geographic distribution, further work is recommended for this and sympatric parrots, to understand relationships between the host, parasite, environment, and expression of disease. Results from this study reinforce the value of including biopsy samples for the investigation of skin disease in wild birds, particularly to link etiologic agents with pathologic changes. PMID:25973626

  6. LESÕES CUTÂNEAS TIPO TUMORAIS ASSOCIADAS À INFEÇÃO POR AVIPOXVIRUS EM UMA MARRECA-CABOCLA (Dendrocygna autumnalis

    Washington Luiz Assunção Pereira

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The fowlpox, also known as contagiosum epithelioma, is caused by a poxvirus of the genus Avipoxvirus and affects both domestic and wild birds. The disease has two forms cutaneous and diphtheria. In March 2008 the sector of rehabilitation of wild birds from Mangual das Garças Park, located in Belém, Pará attended a duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis that had nodular lesions in regions of the wing devoid of feathers. The lesions consisted of two large cutaneous tumor-like nodules that measured 4,2 x 3,8 cm and 2,8 x 2,2 cm in length and width, respectively. The nodules were surgically removed, fixed in 10% formalin, processed and stained with hematoxylin-eosin. Histopathology showed acanthosis and expressive hyperkeratosis, some cells showed spongiosis. The confirmatory diagnosis of fowlpox was established by the pathognomonic sign of the presence of large intracytoplasmic eosinophilic inclusion corpuscles (Bollinger bodies in epithelial cells. This is the first report of poxvirus infection in a wild bird in the State of Pará, Brazil.

  7. A Case of IFAP Syndrome with Severe Atopic Dermatitis.

    Araújo, Catarina; Gonçalves-Rocha, Miguel; Resende, Cristina; Vieira, Ana Paula; Brito, Celeste

    2015-01-01

    Introduction. The IFAP syndrome is a rare X-linked genetic disorder characterized by the triad of follicular ichthyosis, atrichia, and photophobia. Case Report. A three-month-old Caucasian, male patient was observed with noncicatricial universal alopecia and persistent eczema from birth. He had dystrophic nails, spiky follicular hyperkeratosis, and photophobia which became apparent at the first year of life. Short stature and psychomotor developmental delay were also noticed. Histopathological examination of skin biopsy on left thigh showed epidermis with irregular acanthosis, lamellar orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis, and hair follicles fulfilled by parakeratotic hyperkeratosis. The chromosomal study showed a karyotype 46, XY. Total IgE was 374 IU/mL. One missense mutation c.1360G>C (p.Ala454Pro) in hemizygosity was detected on the MBTPS2 gene thus confirming the diagnosis of IFAP syndrome. Conclusions. We describe a boy with a typical clinical presentation of IFAP syndrome and severe atopic manifestations. A novel missense mutation c.1360G>C (p.Ala454Pro) in MBTPS2 gene was observed. The phenotypic expression of disease is quantitatively related to a reduced function of a key cellular regulatory system affecting cholesterol and endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis. It can cause epithelial disturbance with failure in differentiation of epidermal structures and abnormal skin permeability barrier. However, no correlation phenotype/genotype could be established. PMID:25685152

  8. A rare case of plantar epithelioma cuniculatum arising from a wart

    Rahul Ray

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A 68-year-old man, a known case of hypertension, coronary artery disease and old cardiovascular accident with right-sided hemiplegia, came with the chief complaints of a large cauliflower like growth with pus discharge on the left heel since 15 years. The patient had sustained a penetrating injury by a thorn on the left heel region few days before the lesion appeared. Dermatological examination revealed a single verrucous lesion measuring 7 × 7 cm on the left heel region associated with discharge of foul smelling cheesy material. There was also a enlarged right inguinal lymph node which was non-tender, firm, measuring 2 cm in diameter with normal overlying skin. X-ray left ankle was done which showed some soft tissue swelling. A skin biopsy showed hyperkeratosis, acanthosis and parakeratosis. Elongated rete ridges with keratinocyte hyperplasia, forming a large mass pressing on the underlying dermis were seen. There was formation of multiple large keratin filled invaginations and crypts. No atypical cells were seen. Based on history, clinical examination and investigations, a diagnosis of epithelium cuniculatum type of verrucous squamous cell carcinoma was made. A wide excision with a flap cover was performed in consultation with the oncosurgeon and the excision sample was sent for histopathological re-examination, which confirmed the diagnosis of epithelioma cuniculatum.

  9. Late onset pityriasis rubra pilaris type IV treated with low-dose acitretin.

    Mota, Fernando; Carvalho, Sandrina; Sanches, Madalena; Selores, Manuela

    2016-01-01

    Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis of unknown etiology and great clinical variability. It has been divided into six categories. Types III, IV, and V occur in childhood and are distinguished by their clinical presentation, age of onset, and course. We report a 19-year-old male patient with a 2-week history of pruritic, scaling dermatosis of the hands, feet, elbows, and knees. He had no family history of skin disease. On physical examination, we observed circumscribed, reddish-orange, scaling plaques affecting the elbows and knees and a waxy palmoplantar keratoderma. The skin biopsy showed acanthosis, alternating orthokeratosis, parakeratosis, and follicular plugging suggestive of pityriasis rubra pilaris. The patient started treatment with oral acitretin, 25 mg every other day. The treatment was tolerated well, and after 6 months the lesions had resolved completely. Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a chronic papulosquamous disorder of unknown pathogenesis, characterized by reddish-orange scaly plaques, palmoplantar keratoderma, and keratotic follicular papules. There is still no consensus regarding the treatment, but therapeutic options include systemic retinoids, particularly acitretin in the recommended dose of 0.5 to 0.75 mg/kg/day. In our case, the patient was treated with a low-dose regimen of acitretin, which was effective and well tolerated. PMID:27014774

  10. Assessment of dermal exposure and histopathologic changes of different sized nano-silver in healthy adult rabbits

    Koohi, Mohammad kazem; Hejazy, Marzie [Toxicology division, Basic science department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Qareeb Street, Azadi Av. PO Box: 14155-6453, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Asadi, Farzad [Biochemistry division, Basic science department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Qareeb Street, Azadi Av. PO Box: 14155-6453, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Asadian, Peyman, E-mail: mkkoohi@ut.ac.ir [Clinical pathology department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khorramabad (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-07-06

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the dermal toxicity (Irritation/Corrosion) of three sizes of nanosilver particles (10, 20 and 30 nm) during 3 min, 1 and 4 hours according to the OECD/OCDE guideline Histopathological effects in secondary organs from liver, kidney, heart, spleen and brain 14 day post dermal administration are also reported. 10 and 20 nm Ag nanoparticles treated group showed well defined dermal erythema and oedema. Histopathological findings of 10 and 20 nm (4 hours exposure) on 14-day post dermal administration showed hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, hair-filled follicles and papillomatosis in an irregular epidermis, fibrosis, hyperemia, erythema, intracellular oedema and hyalinisation of collagen in dermis of skin. Liver revealed midzonal and periacinar necrosis, portal mononuclear infiltration, liver fatty change, liver congestion and hyperemic central vein. Splenic red pulp congestion and white pulp hyperreactivity, splenic trabeculae and sinusoidal congestion and hyaline change were found in spleen. Fatty degeneration in some cardiovascular cells and subendocardial hemorrhage without inflammation was perceived. Picnotic appearance of pyramidal neurons in the brain cortex, gliosis and mild perineuronal oedema ischemic cell change and hyperemic meninges was observed in brain. Our research concluded that dermal exposure to lesser sizes of silver nanoparticles is more disastrous than greater ones.

  11. A distinctive melanocytic lesion associated with melanoma-prone dysplastic naevus syndrome: the hybrid naevus.

    Schubert, C; Parwaresch, R; Rudolph, P

    2001-02-01

    Clinically and histologically, the concept of dysplastic nevi remains controversial. To elaborate more precise criteria for the nevi of patients with dysplastic naevus syndrome (DNS), we examined 58 nevi from seven DNS patients who developed one or several malignant melanomas. Clinical presentation and histomorphology were evaluated, and immunohistochemistry was performed using proliferation marker Ki-S5 and antibody DO-7 to the p53 protein. Sixty nevi from individuals without history of melanoma served as controls. Of the DNS nevi, 21 (36.2%) exhibited no morphological particularities. The remaining 37 nevi presented distinctive histological features consisting of a slight epidermal acanthosis, spitzoid vertically oriented nests of dyscohesive nevus cells, and single-standing atypical melanocytes in the basal cell layer of the epidermis. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed an average proliferation index of 2.5%, which significantly surpassed the mean growth fraction of conventional dysplastic nevi (DNS possess distinctive features. The newly characterized criteria may provide a basis for the diagnosis of DNS and might help to identify patients at increased risk for malignant melanoma by examination of a single biopsy. PMID:11253119

  12. Lichen Planus Induced by Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2a Therapy in a Patient Monitored for Delta Hepatitis

    Safak Kaya

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Interferons are used for treatment of chronic hepatitis B. They can induce or exacerbate some skin disorders, such as lichen planus. In this study, as we know, we presented the first case developing lichen planus while receiving interferon treatment due to delta hepatitis. A 31-year-old male patient presented to our outpatient clinic with HBsAg positivity. With his analyses, HBV DNA was negative, anti-delta total was positive, ALT was 72 U/L (upper limit 41 U/L, and platelet was 119 000/mm3. He was therefore started on subcutaneous pegylated interferon alfa-2a therapy at 180 mcg/week for delta hepatitis. At month 4 of therapy, the patient developed diffuse eroded lace-like lesions in oral mucosa, white plaques on lips, and itchy papular lesions in the hands and feet. Lichen planus was considered by the dermatology clinic and topical treatment (mometasone furoate was given. The lesions persisted at month 5 of therapy and biopsy samples were obtained from oral mucosal lesions and interferon dose was reduced to 135 mcg/week. Biopsy demonstrated nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium; epithelial acanthosis, spongiosis, and apoptotic bodies were observed in the epidermis and therefore lichen planus was considered. At month 6 of therapy, lesions did not improve and even progressed and interferon treatment was therefore discontinued.

  13. Assessment of dermal exposure and histopathologic changes of different sized nano-silver in healthy adult rabbits

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the dermal toxicity (Irritation/Corrosion) of three sizes of nanosilver particles (10, 20 and 30 nm) during 3 min, 1 and 4 hours according to the OECD/OCDE guideline Histopathological effects in secondary organs from liver, kidney, heart, spleen and brain 14 day post dermal administration are also reported. 10 and 20 nm Ag nanoparticles treated group showed well defined dermal erythema and oedema. Histopathological findings of 10 and 20 nm (4 hours exposure) on 14-day post dermal administration showed hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, hair-filled follicles and papillomatosis in an irregular epidermis, fibrosis, hyperemia, erythema, intracellular oedema and hyalinisation of collagen in dermis of skin. Liver revealed midzonal and periacinar necrosis, portal mononuclear infiltration, liver fatty change, liver congestion and hyperemic central vein. Splenic red pulp congestion and white pulp hyperreactivity, splenic trabeculae and sinusoidal congestion and hyaline change were found in spleen. Fatty degeneration in some cardiovascular cells and subendocardial hemorrhage without inflammation was perceived. Picnotic appearance of pyramidal neurons in the brain cortex, gliosis and mild perineuronal oedema ischemic cell change and hyperemic meninges was observed in brain. Our research concluded that dermal exposure to lesser sizes of silver nanoparticles is more disastrous than greater ones.

  14. Histopathological alterations in psoroptic mange caused by Psoroptes cuniculi (Delafond, 1859 in goats

    Malba Gean Rodrigues Amorim

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available With the aim to study the histologic lesions caused by Psoroptes cuniculi, the ears of 15 adult goats were collected in a slaughter house in the city of Patos, state of Paraíba, in the Brazilian semiarid region. Five goats had crusts and exudates in the external ears and were infested by 21 to 189 mites in each ear. Another 10 goats were asymptomatic, five of which had 14 to 39 mites and five of which were non-infested. From the five goats with clinical signs, three presented moderate macroscopic lesions with cerumen and dry crusts in both ears, affecting the pinna and ear canal. Two other goats presented mild lesions, characterized by exudates in the pinna without crust formation. The histologic lesions included varying degrees of parakeratotic hyperkeratosis, orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, hypergranulosis, spongiosis, and dermatitis, with rare eosinophils. P. cuniculi were observed in the ear canal, occasionally in contact with the stratum corneum, but without causing traumatic lesions in the epithelium, which suggests that the lesions occur through a mechanical effect due to the presence of the mites together with the exudates, cerumen, and keratin residues.

  15. IL-23 induces atopic dermatitis-like inflammation instead of psoriasis-like inflammation in CCR2-deficient mice.

    Shannon K Bromley

    Full Text Available Psoriasis is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory skin disease, characterized by epidermal hyperplasia and infiltration of leukocytes into the dermis and epidermis. IL-23 is expressed in psoriatic skin, and IL-23 injected into the skin of mice produces IL-22-dependent dermal inflammation and acanthosis. The chemokine receptor CCR2 has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis. CCR2-positive cells and the CCR2 ligand, CCL2 are abundant in psoriatic lesions. To examine the requirement of CCR2 in the development of IL-23-induced cutaneous inflammation, we injected the ears of wild-type (WT and CCR2-deficient (CCR2(-/- mice with IL-23. CCR2(-/- mice had increased ear swelling and epidermal thickening, which was correlated with increased cutaneous IL-4 levels and increased numbers of eosinophils within the skin. In addition, TSLP, a cytokine known to promote and amplify T helper cell type 2 (Th2 immune responses, was also increased within the inflamed skin of CCR2(-/- mice. Our data suggest that increased levels of TSLP in CCR2(-/- mice may contribute to the propensity of these mice to develop increased Th2-type immune responses.

  16. Sarcoptic mange in free-ranging raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Japan.

    Ninomiya, Hiroyoshi; Ogata, Munetsugu

    2005-06-01

    Sarcoptes scabiei infestation was diagnosed in three freshly dead free-ranging raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The dogs presented with an alopecic pruritic skin disease, with signs of alopecia on the ears, muzzle, around the eyes, elbow, thigh and the neck, and hyperpigmented and crusted skin lesions, which had a severe malodour. Skin scrapings revealed the presence of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Histopathology of lesions demonstrated marked acanthosis, hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis and fungal elements, which were subsequently identified as Acremonium sp., Alternaria sp. and an unknown fungus. Mite segments were located mainly in the stratum corneum and also in the stratum granulosum. Tunnels could be observed in the hyperkeratotic stratum corneum. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed the tortoise-like Sarcoptes scabiei with four long bristles, suckers and blade-like claws on legs 1 and 2, cuticular spines, prominent body striations and a terminal anus. SEM also revealed an adult female mite digging a tunnel with the head wedged into the very end of the closed burrow. Tunnels filled with eggshells, corneocyte debris and faecal pellets were also observed. PMID:15960631

  17. CD8(+) T cells mediate RAS-induced psoriasis-like skin inflammation through IFN-γ.

    Gunderson, Andrew J; Mohammed, Javed; Horvath, Frank J; Podolsky, Michael A; Anderson, Cherie R; Glick, Adam B

    2013-04-01

    The RAS signaling pathway is constitutively activated in psoriatic keratinocytes. We expressed activated H-RAS(V12G) in suprabasal keratinocytes of adult mice and observed rapid development of a psoriasis-like skin phenotype characterized by basal keratinocyte hyperproliferation, acanthosis, hyperkeratosis, intraepidermal neutrophil microabscesses, and increased T helper type 1 (Th1)/Th17 and T cell type 1 (Tc1)/Tc17 skin infiltration. The majority of skin-infiltrating CD8(+) T cells coexpressed IFN-γ and IL-17A. When RAS was expressed on a Rag1-/- background, microabscess formation, inducible nitric oxide synthase expression, and keratinocyte hyperproliferation were suppressed. Depletion of CD8(+), but not CD4(+), T cells reduced cutaneous and systemic inflammation, the RAS-induced increase in cutaneous Th17 and IL-17(+) γδ T cells, and epidermal hyperproliferation to levels similar to a Rag1-/- background. Reconstitution of Rag1-/- inducible RAS mice with purified CD8(+) T cells restored microabscess formation and epidermal hyperproliferation. Neutralization of IFN-γ, but not of IL-17A, in CD8(+) T-cell-reconstituted Rag1-/- mice expressing RAS blocked CD8-mediated skin inflammation, inducible nitric oxide synthase expression, and keratinocyte hyperproliferation. These results show that CD8(+) T cells can orchestrate skin inflammation with psoriasis-like pathology in response to constitutive RAS activation in keratinocytes, and this is primarily mediated through IFN-γ. PMID:23151849

  18. Clinicopathologic analysis of 21 cases of nevus sebaceus: A retrospective study

    Simi C

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Nevus sebaceus (NS, otherwise designated as ′organoid nevus′, involves proliferative changes of the sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and the hair follicles. It displays a range of appearances, depending on the lesion′s age. Aims: To study the histopathological features of NS and correlate these with clinical findings. Methods: All skin biopsy specimens over a 12-year period from 1995 to 2007 which had a diagnosis of NS were included. Clinical data with follow-up notes and histopathology were reviewed. Results: Half of the cases had a verrucous clinical appearance, while the rest presented as papules, plaques, or patches. All the cases showed immature hair follicles, and 24% of cases showed immature sebaceous glands. Normal terminal hair follicles were characteristically absent in the lesion. Nineteen percent of the cases showed dilated apocrine glands, and 14% showed hyperplasia of eccrine glands. Epidermal changes in the form of acanthosis, papillomatosis, and hyperkeratosis were seen in 86% of cases. Dilated keratin-filled infundibula were observed in 24% of cases. One case was associated with a squamous cell carcinoma. Conclusions: Nevus sebaceus is a cutaneous hamartoma, consisting of various elements indigenous to the organ. Normal terminal hair follicles are characteristically absent in the lesion although the same may be seen in rest of the epidermis, a feature of diagnostic importance, not usually highlighted in literature. The divergent differentiation observed in NS is consistent with the common embryologic origin of the folliculosebaceous-apocrine unit and should not mislead the pathologist.

  19. Mycologic Endocrinology.

    Clemons, Karl V; Shankar, Jata; Stevens, David A

    2016-01-01

    The interactions of fungi and chemical messenger molecules, hormones or pheromones, are addressed in this chapter. These interactions include mammalian fungal pathogens, also plant pathogens, or non-pathogenic fungi, which can result in functional responses in receptor- or non-receptor-mediated fashions. Endogenous ligands in the fungi have been demonstrated to be important for mating in a number of systems. Mammalian hormones have been demonstrated to have stimulatory or inhibitory effects on growth for organisms such as Candida albicans, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Rhizopus nigricans, Aspergillus fumigatus, Coccidioides, and dermatophytic fungi. A number of fungi have been shown to have specific binding proteins for corticosteroid, estrogen and progesterone that are stereo-specific and high affinity. In some instances, the interactions of a mammalian hormone with the organism, in vivo, affects pathogenesis. Genome expression profiles of C. albicans in the presence of estradiol or progesterone, and S. cerevisiae with progesterone, indicate major up-regulation of various drug resistance pumps, like CDR1, and CDR2, can affect antifungal susceptibility. Azole antifungal interactions occur with fungal hormone binding proteins. Azoles also can block mammalian steroidogenesis. The finding of interactions of mammalian hormones with fungi and subsequent functional responses by the fungi, suggest that hormonal interactions with fungal systems has been conserved throughout evolution and have an important role in fungal pathogenesis, as well as in the overall biology of the organisms. PMID:26589227

  20. Quirópteros do Parque Estadual da Pedra Branca, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Mammalia, Chiroptera Bats from Pedra Branca State Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Mammalia, Chiroptera

    Daniela Dias

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available A survey of chiropteran fauna was conducted during the period from March 1994 to May 1998 in Pedra Branca State Park, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State. A total of 681 specimens of 24 species were recorded: Chrotopterus auritus (Peters, 1856; Micronycteris megalotis (Gray, 1842; Micronycteris minuta (Gervais, 1856; Mimmon bennettii (Gray, 1838; Phyllostomus hastatus (Pallas, 1767; Tonatia bidens (Von Spix, 1823; Lonchophylla bokermanni Sazima, Vizotto & Taddei, 1978; Lonchophylla mordax Thomas, 1903; Anoura caudifera (E. Geoffroy, 1818; Glosso-phaga soricina (Pallas, 1766; Carollia perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758; Artibeus fimbriatus Gray, 1838; Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818; Artibeus obscuras Schinz, 1821; Chiroderma doriae Thomas, 1891; Platyrrhinus lineatus (E. Geoffroy, 1810; Platyrrhinus recifinus (Thomas, 1901; Sturnira lilium (E. Geoffroy, 1810; Vampyressa pusilla (Wagner, 1843; Desmodus rotundus (E. Geoffroy, 1810; Diphylla ecaudata Von Spix, 1823; Eptesicus brasiliensis (DesMarest, 1819; Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821 and Molossus molossus (Palas, 1766. One external (forearm length and 13 cranial meansurements were studied for 23 species. The meansurements of male and female specimens were treated separately. Comments about some taxonomic respects for some species studied are also included.

  1. Going to great lengths: selection for long corolla tubes in an extremely specialized bat-flower mutualism.

    Muchhala, Nathan; Thomson, James D

    2009-06-22

    In a hypothesis that has remained controversial since its inception, Darwin suggested that long-tubed flowers and long-tongued pollinators evolved together in a coevolutionary race, with each selecting for increasing length in the other. Although the selective pressures that flowers impose on tongue length are relatively straightforward, in that longer tongues allow access to more nectar, selective pressures that pollinators impose on flower length are less clear. Here, we test for such selective pressures in the highly specialized mutualism between the nectar bat Anoura fistulata, which can extend its tongue twice as far as other nectar bats, and Centropogon nigricans, which has flowers of a similar length (8-9 cm). We used flight cage experiments to examine the effects of artificially manipulated flower lengths on (i) bat behaviour and (ii) pollen transfer. Increased length produced longer visits, but did not affect the force bats applied during visits. In the second experiment, flower length increased both the male and female components of flower function: long male flowers delivered more pollen grains and long female flowers received more pollen grains. However, pollen transfer was not correlated with visit duration, so the mechanism behind differences in pollen transfer remains unclear. By demonstrating that bats select for increasing flower length, these results are consistent with the hypothesis that A. fistulata evolved its remarkable tongue in a coevolutionary race with long-tubed flowers similar to that envisioned by Darwin. PMID:19324745

  2. Changes in abundance and spatial distribution of geese molting near Teshekpuk Lake, Alaska: Interspecific competition or ecological change?

    Flint, P.L.; Mallek, E.J.; King, R.J.; Schmutz, J.A.; Bollinger, K.S.; Derksen, D.V.

    2008-01-01

    Goose populations molting in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska have changed in size and distribution over the past 30 years. Black brant (Branta bernicla nigricans) are relatively stable in numbers but are shifting from large, inland lakes to salt marshes. Concurrently, populations of greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons frontalis) have increased seven fold. Populations of Canada geese (Branta canadensis and/or B. hutchinsii) are stable with little indication of distributional shifts. The lesser snow goose (Anser caerulescens caerulescens) population is proportionally small, but increasing rapidly. Coastline erosion of the Beaufort Sea has altered tundra habitats by allowing saltwater intrusion, which has resulted in shifts in composition of forage plant species. We propose two alternative hypotheses for the observed shift in black brant distribution. Ecological change may have altered optimal foraging habitats for molting birds, or alternatively, interspecific competition between black brant and greater white-fronted geese may be excluding black brant from preferred habitats. Regardless of the causative mechanism, the observed shifts in species distributions are an important consideration for future resource planning. ?? 2007 Springer-Verlag.

  3. Shaping of the fungal communities isolated from yellow lupin seeds (Lupinus luteus L. throughout storage time

    Bożena Cwalina-Ambroziak

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The object of the experiment were seeds of two traditional cultivars of yellow lupin (Juno and Amulet cultivated in 1999 in two crop-rotation with 20% and 33% yellow lupine contribution. The quantitative and qualitative composition of the fungal community colonizing the seeds were determined in the laboratory conditions after 0.5-, 1.5- and 2.5-year of storage time. In total 1077 fungal colonies were isolated from the lupin seeds. Fungi representing the species of Penicillium - 29.3%, Alternaria alternata - 26.7% and Rhizopus nigricans - 12.7% were isolated most widely. Among the fungi pathogenic to lupin, the species of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (16.3% isolates was dominant. The crop rotation with 20% lupin reduced the number of fungal colonies colonizing the seeds including the pathogens from the species of C. gloeosporioides. Seed disinfection decreased the total number of fungal colonies isolated from both cultivars. Higher number of C. gloeosporioides isolates was found in the combination with disinfected seeds. More fungal colonies were obtained from seeds of cv. Amulet than from those of cv. Juno. The storage duration had an effect on the population and the composition of species of fungi isolated from seeds of yellow lupine. With longer storage population of Penicillium spp. and Rhizopus spp. increased, whereas the population of C. gloeosporioides decreased.

  4. Diversity of mycorrhizal fungi of terrestrial orchids: compatibility webs, brief encounters, lasting relationships and alien invasions.

    Bonnardeaux, Yumiko; Brundrett, Mark; Batty, Andrew; Dixon, Kingsley; Koch, John; Sivasithamparam, K

    2007-01-01

    The diversity of mycorrhizal fungi associated with an introduced weed-like South African orchid (Disa bracteata) and a disturbance-intolerant, widespread, native West Australian orchid (Pyrorchis nigricans) were compared by molecular identification of the fungi isolated from single pelotons. Molecular identification revealed both orchids were associated with fungi from diverse groups in the Rhizoctonia complex with worldwide distribution. Symbiotic germination assays confirmed the majority of fungi isolated from pelotons were mycorrhizal and a factorial experiment uncovered complex webs of compatibility between six terrestrial orchids and 12 fungi from Australia and South Africa. Two weed-like (disturbance-tolerant rapidly spreading) orchids - D. bracteata and the indigenous Australian Microtis media, had the broadest webs of mycorrhizal fungi. In contrast, other native orchids had relatively small webs of fungi (Diuris magnifica and Thelymitra crinita), or germinated exclusively with their own fungus (Caladenia falcata and Pterostylis sanguinea). Orchids, such as D. bracteata and M. media, which form relationships with diverse webs of fungi, had apparent specificity that decreased with time, as some fungi had brief encounters with orchids that supported protocorm formation but not subsequent seedling growth. The interactions between orchid mycorrhizal fungi and their hosts are discussed. PMID:17289365

  5. Mass dynamics of wintering Pacific Black Brant: Body, adipose tissue, organ, and muscle masses vary with location

    Mason, D.D.; Barboza, P.S.; Ward, D.H.

    2007-01-01

    We compared body size and mass of the whole body, organs, adipose tissue, and muscles of adult Pacific Black Brant (Branta bernicla nigricans (Lawrence, 1846)) collected concurrently in Alaska and Baja California during the fall, winter, and spring of 2002-2003. Head and tarsal lengths of males were similar between sites and slightly larger for females in Alaska than in Baja California. Brant appear to operate under similar physiological bounds, but patterns of nutrient allocation differ between sites. Birds wintering in Alaska lost similar amounts of adipose tissue during early winter as birds in Baja California gained during late winter before migration. Masses of the body, adipose tissue, and flight muscles during mid-winter were similar between sites. Seasonal adipose tissue deposition may, therefore, equally favor winter residency or long-distance migration. Gonad and liver masses increased in late winter for birds in Alaska but not for those in Baja California, suggesting birds wintering in Baja may delay reproductive development in favor of allocating reserves needed for migration. Phenotypic flexibility allows Brant to use widely divergent wintering sites. The wintering location of Brant likely depends more upon changes in environmental conditions and food availability, than upon physiological differences between the two wintering populations. ?? 2007 NRC.

  6. Feeding in billfishes: inferring the role of the rostrum from a biomechanical standpoint.

    Habegger, Maria L; Dean, Mason N; Dunlop, John W C; Mullins, Gray; Stokes, Michael; Huber, Daniel R; Winters, Daniel; Motta, Philip J

    2015-03-01

    Perhaps the most striking feature of billfishes is the extreme elongation of the premaxillary bones forming their rostra. Surprisingly, the exact role of this structure in feeding is still controversial. The goal of this study is to investigate the use of the rostrum from a functional, biomechanical and morphological standpoint to ultimately infer its possible role during feeding. Using beam theory, experimental and theoretical loading tests were performed on the rostra from two morphologically different billfish, the blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) and the swordfish (Xiphias gladius). Two loading regimes were applied (dorsoventral and lateral) to simulate possible striking behaviors. Histological samples and material properties of the rostra were obtained along their lengths to further characterize structure and mechanical performance. Intraspecific results show similar stress distributions for most regions of the rostra, suggesting that this structure may be designed to withstand continuous loadings with no particular region of stress concentration. Although material stiffness increased distally, flexural stiffness increased proximally owing to higher second moment of area. The blue marlin rostrum was stiffer and resisted considerably higher loads for both loading planes compared with that of the swordfish. However, when a continuous load along the rostrum was considered, simulating the rostrum swinging through the water, swordfish exhibited lower stress and drag during lateral loading. Our combined results suggest that the swordfish rostrum is suited for lateral swiping to incapacitate their prey, whereas the blue marlin rostrum is better suited to strike prey from a wider variety of directions. PMID:25617457

  7. ESTABILIDADE QUÍMICA E MICROBIOLÓGICA DE "MINCED FISH" DE PEIXES AMAZÔNICOS DURANTE O CONGELAMENTO

    JESUS Rogério Souza de

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudada a estabilidade química e microbiológica de "minced fish" produzidos, em condições industriais, com espécies de peixes da Amazônia: aracú-comum (Schizodon fasciatus, branquinha-comum (Potamorhina latior, branquinha-de-cabeça-lisa (P. altamazonica, curimatã (Prochilodus nigricans, jaraqui-de-escama-fina (Semaprochilodus taeniurus, jaraqui-de-escama-grossa (S. insignis, mapará (Hypophthalmus edentatus, pacú-comum (Metynnis hypsauchen, pacú-manteiga (Mylossoma duriventre e pirapitinga (Piaractus brachypomum, durante 150 dias sob congelamento a -18±1°C e -36±1°C. Com base no pH, nitrogênio das bases voláteis totais (N-BVT, substâncias reagentes ao ácido tiobarbitúrico (TBARS e contagens de aeróbios mesófilos a 35°C e psicrotróficos a 7°C, e de coliformes totais e fecais (NMP, os "minced fish" obtidos a partir das espécies de peixes estudadas e de misturas de espécies (aracú+curimatã+pirapitinga; jaraqui+branquinha mantiveram-se em condições de consumo, durante o período experimental. Os resultados obtidos são altamente promissores sob o ponto de vista tecnológico.

  8. Characterization of films based on chitosan lactate and its blends with oxidized starch and gelatin.

    Kowalczyk, Dariusz; Kordowska-Wiater, Monika; Nowak, Jakub; Baraniak, Barbara

    2015-01-01

    Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of chitosan lactate (CHL) was tested against bacteria and phytopathogenic fungi. Then, the structural, physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of films based on CHL, oxidized potato starch (OPS), and gelatin (GEL) were investigated. With the exception of Rhizopus nigricans, CHL was effective against the target organisms. Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus) were more sensitive to CHL than Gram-negative bacteria (Pectobacterium carotovorum and Escherichia coli). Cryo-SEM images showed total miscibility between the polymers in the blends and the ATR-FTIR spectra revealed that there was an interaction among the polymeric components. Pure CHL films displayed the highest moisture content (25.51%), water vapor permeability (48.78gmmm(-2)d(-1)kPa(-1)), and the lowest tensile and puncture strength (2.00 and 1.45MPa, respectively) among the studied films. CHL50/GEL50 films had lower permeability, higher mechanical strength, and lower elongation compared to CHL50/OPS50 films. Films obtained from CHL and CHL50/GEL50 were completely water-soluble and did not show sorbitol recrystallization. The incorporation of CHL into OPS and GEL films did not affect their transparency and improved UV-blocking capacity. CHL films were the only ones that exhibited antibacterial efficiency. Antifungal activities against Alternaria alternata and Monilinia fructigena were detected for CHL and CHL50/GEL50 films. PMID:25841370

  9. Anxiolytic effect of the homeopathic complex Tepeex®

    Ezequiel Paulo Viriato

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Aims: Homeopathic complex Tepeex® is a compound of Actaea racemosa 4cH, Natrum muriaticum 2cH, Pulsatilla nigricans 3cH, Chamomilla 3cH and Sepia succus5cH. This study evaluated the effect of Tepeex® in pre-clinical models of depression and anxiety. Methods: the following tests were performed: elevated plus maze test (EPM; forced swimming test (FST; open field test (OFT and Rotarod test (RRT. Results: In EPM, animals treated with Tepeex® on days 20 and 30 stayed longer in the open arms of the maze than the control group (p < 0.05, Dunnett test. In FST, treatment with Tepeex® did not increase swimming time compared to the control group in any phase of treatment. In OFT, crossing increased significantly with treatment with amfepramone, and also with 30-day treatment with Tepeex® (p < 0.05, Dunnette test. In RRT, treatment with amfepramone significantly reduced latency time. 30-day treatment with Tepeex® did not affect motor coordination when compared to the control group. Conclusion: results suggest that homeopathic complex Tepeex® has anxiolytic properties without affecting motor coordination.

  10. 天山森林生态系统中朽木生地衣植物生态分布的DCA排序%DCA ordination of ecological distribution of saprophytic lichens in forest ecosystem of Tianshan

    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2002-01-01

    应用DCA排序方法对天山森林生态系统中朽木生地衣植物的分布格局与海拔之间的相关性进行了分析.结果表明,不同海拔高度的不同类型的森林生态系统中分布着不同种类的朽木生地衣植物.分布于海拔800 m的主要地衣种类有脱落网衣(Lecidella elabens Fr., Kgl)、柳茶渍[Lecanora saligna (Schrad.) A. Zahlbr]等.分布于海拔900~1 100 m的有: 刺小孢衣[Bryoria confusa (Awas.) Bodo & Hawksw]、叉小孢衣[Bryoria furcellata (Fr.) Bodo & Hawksw]等种类.分布于海拔1 300~1 760 m的有: 粗皮石蕊[Cladonia scabriuscula (Del.) Leight.]、亚鳞石蕊[Cladonia subsquamosa (Nyl.) Vain]等种类;分布于海拔1 800~2 300 m的有: 黑蜈蚣衣[Phaeophyscia nigricans (Flk.) Moberg]、美丽黑蜈蚣衣[Phaeophyscia rubropulchra (Degel.) Essl.]等种类.

  11. Dados ecológicos dos quirópteros da Reserva Volta Velha, Itapoá, Santa Catarina, Brasil Ecological data of Chiroptera from Reserva Volta Velha, Itapoá, Santa Cantarina, Brazil

    Elenise A. Bastos Sipinski

    1995-09-01

    Full Text Available A study on the ecology of Chiroptera was made at the Reserve of Volta Velha on the Northern coast of Santa Catarina. This study aimed at knowing the frequency of the individuals colleeted in each season, part of their feeding diet and their time of activity as well as their breeding activity. The investigation was carried out from March, 1990 to February, 1991 by means of periodical captures which ocurred during four days each month totalizing 144 hours of net use. One hundred and thirty-five individuals belonging to 15 different species were caught. Sturnira lilium (Geoffroy, 1810, Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818 and Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821 were captured in the highest number throughout the seasons of the year. Fruit-eating bats confirm their feeding preference for Cecropiaceae, Solanaceae. Myrtaceae and Piperaceae. The births occurred mostly in seasons other than the dry. Around 1:15 hours after sunset was the time when the highest numher of individuals were collected in the nets.

  12. Solid-substrate fermentation of alfalfa for enhanced protein recovery

    Bajracharya, R.; Madgett, R.E.

    1979-04-01

    Solid-substrate fermentations for extraction of protein from pressed alfalfa residues with Aspergillus Sp. QM 9994, Aspergillus niger QM 877, and Rhizopus nigricans QM 387 were conducted in shake flasks. Upon reimbibing and second pressing, total protein recovery from alfalfa was increased from 47.2% for control samples and up to 64.5% for fermented samples. Analysis of juice from fermented samples indicated the presence of cellulase as well as pectinase activities. Dialysis cultures of cellulase-producing fungi showed that total biomass production and solids consumption were much higher than those of a mutant strain lacking the ability to produce cellulase, indicating significant utilization of cellulosic materials in alfalfa. The biomass yields in the former case ranged from 39-47% based on total solids consumption. Since some of the cellulosic and other carbohydrate constituents in alfalfa may be converted into fungal protein, final alfalfa residues following protein extraction in a commercial process would be less bulky for storage and handling and would be more digestible as a nonruminant animal feed.

  13. Messinian salinity crisis and the origin of freshwater lifestyle in western Mediterranean gobies.

    Penzo, E; Gandolfi, G; Bargelloni, L; Colombo, L; Patarnello, T

    1998-11-01

    The present paper reports on a molecular study based on 12S rRNA and 16S rRNA mitochondrial genes partly sequenced in 13 species of western Mediterranean gobies, three of which are strictly freshwater-dwelling. A total of 867 bp were aligned and used for the phylogenetic reconstruction. Two major lineages were identified, one clustering the sand gobies in a monophyletic clade. Relationships among taxa based on sequence analysis only partly match those based on morphological criteria, suggesting that the latter are somehow insufficient to correctly establish phylogenetic relationships within this family. The results provide evidence for a multiple independent evolution of the freshwater lifestyle in Knipowitschia and Padogobius lineages. On the basis of the present results, it is uncertain whether the freshwater preference within the genus Padogobius originated twice independently in P. nigricans and P. martensii or only once in their common ancestor. Estimation of the ages of the two major lineages of this group of fish with a molecular clock (in combination with the construction of a linearized tree) suggests that they are much older (at least 40 Myr) than previously thought. Thus, there should be no correlation between their diversification and the Miocene-Pliocene geological events, including the so-called Messinian salinity crisis, which occurred about 10 MYA and is believed to have played a role in their evolution. Alternatively, these gobies would have an evolutionary rate at least fourfold faster than those of other vertebrates. PMID:12572610

  14. Diurnal observations on the behavioral ecology of Gymnothorax moringa (Cuvier) and Muraena miliaris (Kaup) on a Caribbean coral reef

    Abrams, R. W.; Abrams, M. D.; Schein, M. W.

    1983-09-01

    Activities of muraenids, primarily Gymnothorax moringa and Muraena miliaris, were observed on a Caribbean coral reef with a view to further understanding their role in the reef ecosystem. Other muraenid species included in the total of 198 sightings were Echidna catenata, Enchelycore nigricans, and an unidentified brown moray. The five species were unequally distributed among three basic habitats (sand, coral head, reef rock) available on the reef. Nine particular holes accounted for 52.5% of the total sightings, although hundreds of other seemingly appropriate sites were available. The eels (except M. miliaris) were transient with respect to given holes and particular sections of the reef. While some G. moringa were sighted in the same holes for several consecutive days, M. miliaris individuals remained in the same coral heads throughout the 6-week study period. Muraenids observed in this study showed high tolerances for and were tolerated by other fishes (including other morays) and invertebrates on the reef. They appeared to be opportunistic, roving predators and were not strictly nocturnal. Distinct behavioral interactions and displays between muraenids and reef fish were observed.

  15. Egg numbers and fecundity traits in nine species of Mantella poison frogs from arid grasslands and rainforests of Madagascar (Anura, Mantellidae

    Andreone, F.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The body size and number of eggs in dissected females were analysed in nine species of the Malagasy frog genus Mantella basing upon preserved specimens. These species were distinguished in terms of habitat and grouped as ‘grassland species’ (included M. betsileo, M. expectata, M. viridis, and ‘rainforest species’ (M. baroni, M. crocea, M. cowani, M. laevigata, M. nigricans, M. pulchra. The species with the lowest egg - number was M. cowani with a mean egg number of 37 ± 15, while the species with the highest egg-number was M. viridis with 115 ± 21 eggs. In general, the grassland species are characterised by a higher number of relatively small eggs. Moreover, their fecundity was positively and significantly correlated to femalebody size. Rainforest species were smaller in size and with a lower number of eggs. We interpreted these differences as possible consequences of habitat adaptations. Among the studied species, the Critically Endangered Mantella cowani is also featured by a low number and large size of eggs. This is likely correlated with the high elevation site of the central highlands where this species occurs.

  16. Spatial and temporal segregation of spawning habitat by catostomids in the Savannah River, Georgia and South Carolina, U.S.A.

    Grabowski, T.B.; Isely, J.J.

    2007-01-01

    Spawning aggregations of five species of catostomids were observed on the two mid-channel gravel bars of the Savannah River, Georgia and South Carolina, in 2004 and 2005 to assess the degree of spatial and temporal overlap in the use of this habitat and determine the habitat preferences leading to segregation. Spawning catostomids showed a considerable amount of temporal overlap in their use of these mid-channel gravel bars. The observed temporal overlap was consistent between 2004 and 2005 and corresponded to temperatures at which species were present. The distribution of catostomids was not uniform at the upstream gravel bar. Carpsuckers Carpiodes sp., spotted sucker Minytrema melanops and robust redhorse Moxostoma robustum both demonstrated some spatial overlap with notchlip redhorse Moxostoma collapsum; however, their overall distributions were different from one another. Northern hogsucker Hypentelium nigricans was present across the gravel bars, apparently as an egg predator. Spawning catostomids segregated based on flow, depth, slope and substratum size. Whether due to limited habitat availability or changes in the timing of reproduction due to altered cues, temporal and spatial overlap occurs between spawning catostomids despite the apparent partitioning of available spawning habitat. It is unclear, however, if this overlap results in excessive mortality in the early life-history stages of these species. Results suggest spatial overlap among catostomid species was minimized due to species spawning in areas within a narrow range of conditions. Intraspecific interactions such as nest site superimposition or disturbance may be a concern. ?? 2007 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

  17. Egg size matching by an intraspecific brood parasite

    Lemons, Patrick R.; Sedinger, James S.

    2011-01-01

    Avian brood parasitism provides an ideal system with which to understand animal recognition and its affect on fitness. This phenomenon of laying eggs in the nests of other individuals has classically been framed from the perspective of interspecific brood parasitism and host recognition of parasitic eggs. Few examples exist of strategies adopted by intraspecific brood parasites to maximize success of parasitic eggs. Intraspecific brood parasitism within precocial birds can be a risky strategy in that hatch synchrony is essential to reproductive success. Given that egg size is positively correlated with incubation time, parasitic birds would benefit by recognizing and selecting hosts with a similar egg size. Intraspecific brood parasitism is an alternative reproductive strategy in black brant (Branta bernicla nigricans), a colonial nesting goose with precocial young. Based on a randomization test, parasitic eggs in this study differed less in size from eggs in their host's nests than did random eggs placed in random nests. Parasitic eggs were remarkably similar in size to hosts’ eggs, differing by parasitic brant match the egg size of hosts in our study supports our hypothesis that brant match egg size of hosts, thereby maximizing hatching success of their parasitic eggs.

  18. Carryover effects associated with winter location affect fitness, social status, and population dynamics in a long-distance migrant.

    Sedinger, James S; Schamber, Jason L; Ward, David H; Nicolai, Christopher A; Conant, Bruce

    2011-11-01

    We used observations of individually marked female black brant geese (Branta bernicla nigricans; brant) at three wintering lagoons on the Pacific coast of Baja California-Laguna San Ignacio (LSI), Laguna Ojo de Liebre (LOL), and Bahía San Quintín (BSQ)-and the Tutakoke River breeding colony in Alaska to assess hypotheses about carryover effects on breeding and distribution of individuals among wintering areas. We estimated transition probabilities from wintering locations to breeding and nonbreeding by using multistratum robust-design capture-mark-recapture models. We also examined the effect of breeding on migration to wintering areas to assess the hypothesis that individuals in family groups occupied higher-quality wintering locations. We used 4,538 unique female brant in our analysis of the relationship between winter location and breeding probability. All competitive models of breeding probability contained additive effects of wintering location and the 1997-1998 El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event on probability of breeding. Probability of breeding in non-ENSO years was 0.98 ± 0.02, 0.68 ± 0.04, and 0.91 ± 0.11 for females wintering at BSQ, LOL, and LSI, respectively. After the 1997-1998 ENSO event, breeding probability was between 2% (BSQ) and 38% (LOL) lower than in other years. Individuals that bred had the highest probability of migrating the next fall to the wintering area producing the highest probability of breeding. PMID:22030737

  19. Demographics of the spawning aggregations of four catostomid species in the Savannah River, South Carolina and Georgia, USA

    Grabowski, T.B.; Ratterman, N.L.; Isely, J.J.

    2008-01-01

    Differences in the life history strategies employed by otherwise ecologically similar species of a fish assemblage may be an important factor in the coexistence of these species and is an essential consideration in the conservation and management of these assemblages. We collected scales to determine age and growth of four species of the catostomid assemblage (northern hogsucker Hypentelium nigricans, spotted sucker Minytrema melanops, notchlip redhorse Moxostoma collapsum and robust redhorse Moxostoma robustum) of the Savannah River, Georgia-South Carolina in spring 2004 and 2005. Robust redhorse was the largest species; reaching sexual maturity at an older age and growing faster as a juvenile than the other species. Spotted sucker did not achieve the same size as robust redhorse, but reached sexual maturity at younger ages. Notchlip redhorse was intermediate between the abovementioned two species in age at maturity and size. Northern hogsucker was the smallest species of the assemblage and reached the sexual maturity at the age of three. Both robust redhorse and spotted sucker were sexually dimorphic in size-at-age. The range of life history strategies employed by Savannah River catostomids encompasses the range of life history strategies exhibited within the family as a whole. ?? 2007 Blackwell Munksgaard.

  20. Global wild annual Lens collection: a potential resource for lentil genetic base broadening and yield enhancement.

    Mohar Singh

    Full Text Available Crop wild relatives (CWRs are invaluable gene sources for various traits of interest, yet these potential resources are themselves increasingly threatened by the impact of climate change as well as other anthropogenic and socio-economic factors. The prime goal of our research was to cover all aspects of wild Lens genetic resource management like species characterization, agro-morphological evaluation, diversity assessment, and development of representative sets for its enhanced utilization in lentil base broadening and yield improvement initiatives. We characterized and evaluated extensively, the global wild annual Lens taxa, originating from twenty seven counties under two agro-climatic conditions of India consecutively for three cropping seasons. Results on various qualitative and quantitative characters including two foliar diseases showed wide variations for almost all yield attributing traits including multiple disease resistance in the wild species, L. nigricans and L. ervoides accessions. The core set developed from the entire Lens taxa had maximum representation from Turkey and Syria, indicating rich diversity in accessions originating from these regions. Diversity analysis also indicated wide geographical variations across genepool as was reflected in the core set. Potential use of core set, as an initial starting material, for genetic base broadening of cultivated lentil was also suggested.

  1. Comparative ecology of widely distributed pelagic fish species in the North Atlantic: Implications for modelling climate and fisheries impacts

    Trenkel, V. M.; Huse, G.; MacKenzie, B. R.; Alvarez, P.; Arrizabalaga, H.; Castonguay, M.; Goñi, N.; Grégoire, F.; Hátún, H.; Jansen, T.; Jacobsen, J. A.; Lehodey, P.; Lutcavage, M.; Mariani, P.; Melvin, G. D.; Neilson, J. D.; Nøttestad, L.; Óskarsson, G. J.; Payne, M. R.; Richardson, D. E.; Senina, I.; Speirs, D. C.

    2014-12-01

    This paper reviews the current knowledge on the ecology of widely distributed pelagic fish stocks in the North Atlantic basin with emphasis on their role in the food web and the factors determining their relationship with the environment. We consider herring (Clupea harengus), mackerel (Scomber scombrus), capelin (Mallotus villosus), blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), and horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), which have distributions extending beyond the continental shelf and predominantly occur on both sides of the North Atlantic. We also include albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), swordfish (Xiphias gladius), and blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), which, by contrast, show large-scale migrations at the basin scale. We focus on the links between life history processes and the environment, horizontal and vertical distribution, spatial structure and trophic role. Many of these species carry out extensive migrations from spawning grounds to nursery and feeding areas. Large oceanographic features such as the North Atlantic subpolar gyre play an important role in determining spatial distributions and driving variations in stock size. Given the large biomasses of especially the smaller species considered here, these stocks can exert significant top-down pressures on the food web and are important in supporting higher trophic levels. The review reveals commonalities and differences between the ecology of widely distributed pelagic fish in the NE and NW Atlantic basins, identifies knowledge gaps and modelling needs that the EURO-BASIN project attempts to address.

  2. Accumulation of metals in fish from lead-zinc mining areas of southeastern Missouri, USA

    Schmitt, C.J.; Brumbaugh, W.G.; May, T.W.

    2007-01-01

    The potential effects of proposed lead-zinc mining in an ecologically sensitive area were assessed by studying a nearby mining district that has been exploited for about 30 yr under contemporary environmental regulations and with modern technology. Blood and liver samples representing fish of three species (largescale stoneroller, Campostoma oligolepis, n=91; longear sunfish, Lepomis megalotis, n=105; and northern hog sucker, Hypentelium nigricans, n=20) were collected from 16 sites representing a range of conditions relative to lead-zinc mining and ore beneficiation in southeastern Missouri. Samples were analyzed for lead, zinc, and cadmium, and for a suite of biomarkers (reported in a companion paper). A subset of the hog sucker (n=9) representing three sites were also analyzed for nickel and cobalt. Blood and liver lead concentrations were highly correlated (r=0.84-0.85, Pmetals are released to streams from active lead-zinc mines and are available for uptake by aquatic organisms. ?? 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Bioremediation of aflatoxins by some reference fungal strains.

    El-Shiekh, Hussein H; Mahdy, Hesham M; El-Aaser, Mahmoud M

    2007-01-01

    Aspergillus parasiticus RCMB 002001 (2) producing four types of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 was used in this study as an aflatoxin-producer. Penicillium griseofulvum, P. urticae, Paecilomyces lilacinus, Trichoderma viride, Candida utilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae as well as a non-toxigenic strain of Aspergillus flavus were found to be able to exhibit growth on aflatoxin B1-containing medium up to a concentration of 500 ppb. It was also found that several fungal strains exhibited the growth in co-culture with A. parasiticus, natural aflatoxins producer, and were able to decreased the total aflatoxin concentration, resulting in the highest inhibition percentage of 67.2% by T viride, followed by P. lilacinus, P. griseofulvum, S. cerevisiae, C. utilis, P. urticae, Rhizopus nigricans and Mucor rouxii with total aflatoxin inhibition percentage of 53.9, 52.4, 52, 51.7, 44, 38.2 and 35.4%, respectively. The separation of bioremediation products using GC/MS revealed that the toxins were degraded into furan moieties. PMID:18062656

  4. Biotransformation of sclareolide by filamentous fungi: cytotoxic evaluations of the derivatives

    Cano, Arturo [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, D.F. (Mexico). Facultad de Estudios Superiores Zaragoza; Ramirez-Apan, Maria Teresa; Delgado, Guillermo, E-mail: delgado@unam.m [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2011-07-01

    Sclareolide (1) was incubated with eight different species of filamentous fungi conventionally used for bio-oxidations. Compound 1 was metabolized with Aspergillus niger in medium A to yield 3-ketosclareolide (2) and 3b-hydroxysclareolide (4), while in medium B (containing major number of nutrients with respect to medium A), compounds 2, 4, 3{alpha},6{beta}-dihydroxysclareolide (16), 1-ketosclareolide (17), 3-keto-15-hydroxysclareolide (18) and 3{beta},15-dihydroxysclareolide (19) were obtained. The biotransformation products 16-19 were found to be new substances. Fermentation of 1 with Cunninghamella blackesleeana using medium A afforded 2 and 4, while using medium B yielded 2, 4, 16 and 17. Compounds 2, 4 and 17 were also obtained with Curvularia lunata. Biotransformation of 1 with Beauveria bassiana yielded 4 in satisfactory yield, with Rhizopus oligosporus and Mucor miehei afforded 2 and 4, while with R. nigricans and Fusarium moliniforme yielded 2, 4 and 16. Cytotoxic evaluation of 1 and the obtained products against selected human cancer cell lines (U251, PC-3, K562, HCT-15, MCF-7 and SKUL-1) indicated that 16 (3{alpha},6{beta}-dihydroxysclareolide) displayed moderate cytotoxic (IC{sub 50} < 100 {mu}M) against U251, PC-3, HCT-15 and MCF-7. (author)

  5. Structure of a bat assemblage (Mammalia, Chiroptera in Serra do Caraça Reserve, South-east Brazil

    Falcão Fábio de C.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The Serra do Caraça Reserve is situated in the southern portion of the Espinhaço Mountain Range, and contains areas of "campos de altitude", "cerrado" and atlantic forest. This study had as its objective the registering of the bats species that occur in the reserve. The data collection was carried out in one year through monthly samplings, using mist nets set on trails, and also through hand capture. A total of 246 individuals were collected (0.72 bats/net-hour, distributed across 15 species, belonging to the families Phyllostomidae (83.0%; nine species, Vespertilionidae (12.5%; three species and Molossidae (4.5%; three species. The most abundant species were Sturnira lilium (E. Geoffroy, 1810 (n = 121, 60.5%, Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821 (n = 21, 10.5% and Platyrrhinus lineatus (E. Geoffroy, 1810 (n = 10, 5.0%, and less represented were Lasiurus blossevilli (Lesson y Garnot, 1826 (n = 2, 1.0%, Eumops perotis (Schinz, 1821 (n = 2, 1.0% e Vampyressa pusilla (Wagner, 1843 (n = 1, 0.5%. The richness of species found and the non-occurrence of phyllostomines in the reserve could be indicative of some level of forest disturbance.

  6. Enzootic Arbovirus Surveillance in Forest Habitat and Phylogenetic Characterization of Novel Isolates of Gamboa Virus in Panama.

    Eastwood, Gillian; Loaiza, Jose R; Pongsiri, Montira J; Sanjur, Oris I; Pecor, James E; Auguste, Albert J; Kramer, Laura D

    2016-04-01

    Landscape changes occurring in Panama, a country whose geographic location and climate have historically supported arbovirus transmission, prompted the hypothesis that arbovirus prevalence increases with degradation of tropical forest habitats. Investigations at four variably degraded sites revealed a diverse array of potential mosquito vectors, several of which are known vectors of arbovirus pathogens. Overall, 675 pools consisting of 25,787 mosquitoes and representing 29 species from nine genera (collected at ground and canopy height across all habitats) were screened for cytopathic viruses on Vero cells. We detected four isolates of Gamboa virus (family:Bunyaviridae; genus:Orthobunyavirus) from pools ofAedeomyia squamipenniscaptured at canopy level in November 2012. Phylogenetic characterization of complete genome sequences shows the new isolates to be closely related to each other with strong evidence of reassortment among the M segment of Panamanian Gamboa isolates and several other viruses of this group. At the site yielding viruses, Soberanía National Park in central Panama, 18 mosquito species were identified, and the predominant taxa includedA. squamipennis,Coquillettidia nigricans, andMansonia titillans. PMID:26834200

  7. Culicidae (Diptera selection of humans, chickens and rabbits in three different environments in the province of Chaco, Argentina

    Marina Stein

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Studies were conducted to determine the selection of humans, chickens and rabbits by Culicidae in three different environments in the province of Chaco, Argentina. Mosquitoes were collected fortnightly using cylindrical metal traps containing animal bait (chickens and rabbits. The mosquitoes were collected between June 2001-May 2002. During the same period and with the same frequency, mosquitoes biting the human operators of the traps were collected during the first 15 min of exposure within different time intervals: from 09:00 am-11:00 am, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm and 09:00 pm-10:00 pm. A total of 19,430 mosquitoes of 49 species belonging to 10 genera were collected. Culex species mainly selected chicken bait and Wyeomyia species selected rabbit bait. Ochlerotatus and Psorophora species were more abundant in rabbit-baited traps. Anopheles triannulatus, Coquillettidia nigricans, Ochlerotatus scapularis, Mansonia titillans and Psorophora albigenu showed a strong attraction for human bait. The Anopheles, Coquillettidia, Culex and Mansonia species were more active between 05:00 pm-09:00 pm, while Ochlerotatus, Psorophora, Haemagogus and Wyeomyia were most active from 09:00 am-07:00 pm. This study provides additional information about the biology and ecology of arbovirus vectors in Chaco.

  8. Observations on the biological cold fusion or the biological transmutation of elements

    In previous paper, the author, with Prof. Dr. C. Louis KERVRAN, suggested the probable occurrence of the biological cold fusion or the biological transmutation of elements. In order to confirm the phenomena, under the more controlled condition, potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium were determined in cells of Aspergillus niger IFO 4066, Penicillium chrysogenum IFO 4689, Rhizopus nigricans IFO 5781, Mucor rouxii IFO 0396, Saccharomyces cerevisiae IFO 0308, Torulopsis utilis IFO 0396, Saccharomyces ellipsoideus IFO 0213 and Hansenula anomala IFO 0118 cultured in normal medium and media deficient in one of potassium, magnesium iron or calcium. Values of potassium 1890-2650 μg, magnesium 380-510 μg, iron 95-120 μg, and calcium 60-95 μg were obtained per g dried cells cultured in each deficient medium, while potassium 8650-11050 μg, magnesium 1920-2160 μg, iron 510-680 μg, and calcium 380-450 μg were found per g dried cells obtained by cultivation in the normal medium. The author would like to suggest the probable occurrence of the phenomena relevant to biological cold fusion. (author)

  9. Evaluación sobre el uso de la fauna silvestre en la Tierra Comunitaria de Origen Tacana, Bolivia

    Renata Tejada

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available En el marco del proyecto del Consejo Indígena del Pueblo Tacana CIPTA,“Elaboración de una Estrategia de Desarrollo Sostenible de la TCO Tacana con base en el Manejo de los Recursos Naturales”, se realizó un diagnóstico sobre el uso de la vida silvestre en 20 comunidades tacanas en el área de su demanda territorial. Sobre la base de talleres participativos se registró un total de 181 vertebrados que son utilizados con diferentes fines. De un total de 43 especies de mamíferos que están utilizadas por los Tacana, 40 son utilizados como alimento. En el caso de las aves, 56 de 72 especies registradas para uso son utilizadas como alimento. Nueve de las 16 especies de reptiles utilizadas tienen fines alimenticios. En el caso de los peces de 50 especies registradas para algún uso, 40 son utilizadas como alimento. El resto de las especies de vertebrados registradas con algún uso son utilizadas exclusivamente con fines artesanales, medicinales y lúdicos. Las entrevistas realizadas sugieren que las especies más frecuentemente cazadas son Tapirus terrestris, Mazama americana, Dasyprocta variegata, Cuniculus paca, Pecari tajacu,Ateles chamek, Alouatta sara,Penelope jacquacu y Mitu tuberosa. Los peces más frecuentemente consumidos son Pseudoplatystoma triginun, P. fasciatum, Prochilodus nigricans y Colossoma macropomum.

  10. Artisanal fisheries of the Xingu River basin in Brazilian Amazon.

    Isaac, V J; Almeida, M C; Cruz, R E A; Nunes, L G

    2015-08-01

    The present study characterises the commercial fisheries of the basin of the Xingu River, a major tributary of the Amazon River, between the towns of Gurupá (at the mouth of the Amazon) and São Félix do Xingu. Between April, 2012, and March, 2014, a total of 23,939 fishing trips were recorded, yielding a total production of 1,484 tons of fish, harvested by almost three thousand fishers. The analysis of the catches emphasizes the small-scale and artisanal nature of the region's fisheries, with emphasis on the contribution of the motorised canoes powered by "long-tail" outboard motors. Larger motorboats operate only at the mouth of the Xingu and on the Amazon. Peacock bass (Cichla spp.), croakers (Plagioscion spp.), pacu (a group containing numerous serrasalmid species), aracu (various anostomids), and curimatã (Prochilodus nigricans) together contributed more than 60% of the total catch. Mean catch per unit effort was 18 kg/fisher-1.day-1, which varied among fishing methods (type of vessel and fishing equipment used), river sections, and time of the year. In most cases, yields varied little between years (2012 and 2013). The technical database provided by this study constitutes an important resource for the regulation of the region's fisheries, as well as for the evaluation of future changes resulting from the construction of the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River. PMID:26691085

  11. Chromosomal location of retrotransposable REX 1 in the genomes in five Prochilodus (Teleostei: Characiformes.

    Voltolin, Tatiana Aparecida; Mendonça, Bruna Bueno; Ferreira, Daniela Cristina; Senhorini, José Augusto; Foresti, Fausto; Porto-Foresti, Fábio

    2013-07-01

    Transposable elements are repetitive DNA sequences comprising a group of segments able to move and carry sequences within the genome. Studies involving comparative genomics have revealed that most vertebrates have different populations of transposable elements with significant differences among species of the same lineage. Few studies have been conducted in fish, the most diverse group of vertebrates, with the objective to locate different types of transposable elements. Therefore, this study proposed to map the retrotransposable element Rex1 applying Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) in five species of the genus Prochilodus (Prochilodus argenteus, Prochilodus brevis, Prochilodus costatus, Prochilodus lineatus and Prochilodus nigricans). After the application of the Rex1 probe, scattered markings were found throughout the genome of analyzed species, and also the presence of small clusters located in the centromeric and telomeric regions coincident with the heterochromatin distribution pattern. This was the first description of the retrotransposable element Rex1 in Prochilodus genome seeking for a better understanding of the distribution pattern of these retrotransposons in the genome of teleost fish. PMID:24195015

  12. Chromosomal location of retrotransposable REX 1 in the genomes in five Prochilodus (Teleostei

    Voltolin, Tatiana Aparecida; Mendonça, Bruna Bueno; Ferreira, Daniela Cristina; Senhorini, José Augusto; Foresti, Fausto; Porto-Foresti, Fábio

    2013-01-01

    Transposable elements are repetitive DNA sequences comprising a group of segments able to move and carry sequences within the genome. Studies involving comparative genomics have revealed that most vertebrates have different populations of transposable elements with significant differences among species of the same lineage. Few studies have been conducted in fish, the most diverse group of vertebrates, with the objective to locate different types of transposable elements. Therefore, this study proposed to map the retrotransposable element Rex1 applying Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) in five species of the genus Prochilodus (Prochilodus argenteus, Prochilodus brevis, Prochilodus costatus, Prochilodus lineatus and Prochilodus nigricans). After the application of the Rex1 probe, scattered markings were found throughout the genome of analyzed species, and also the presence of small clusters located in the centromeric and telomeric regions coincident with the heterochromatin distribution pattern. This was the first description of the retrotransposable element Rex1 in Prochilodus genome seeking for a better understanding of the distribution pattern of these retrotransposons in the genome of teleost fish. PMID:24195015

  13. Karyotypic conservatism in five species of Prochilodus (Characiformes, Prochilodontidae) disclosed by cytogenetic markers.

    Voltolin, Tatiana Aparecida; Penitente, Manolo; Mendonça, Bruna Bueno; Senhorini, José Augusto; Foresti, Fausto; Porto-Foresti, Fábio

    2013-09-01

    The family Prochilodontidae is considered a group with well conserved chromosomes characterized by their number, morphology and banding patterns. Thence, our study aimed at accomplishing a cytogenetic analysis with conventional methods (Giemsa staining, silver staining of the nucleolus organizer regions-AgNOR, and C-banding) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with 18S and 5S ribosomal DNA probes in five species of the Prochilodus genus (Prochilodus argenteus, Prochilodus brevis, Prochilodus costatus, Prochilodus lineatus and Prochilodus nigricans) collected from different Brazilian hydrographic basins. The results revealed conservatism in chromosome number, morphology, AgNORs 18S and 5S rDNAs location and constitutive heterochromatin distribution patterns. The minor differences observed in this work, such as an Ag-NOR on a P. argenteus chromosome and a distinct C-banding pattern in P. lineatus, are not sufficient to question the conservatism described for this group. Future work using repetitive DNA sequences as probes for FISH will be interesting to further test the cytogenetic conservatism in Prochilodus. PMID:24130441

  14. Inventario rápido de la ictiofauna en la cuenca del Bajo Pachitea, Perú

    Vanessa E. Palacios

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo informa sobre la diversidad de peces en la Cuenca del Bajo Pachitea. En julio de 2005 un inventario rápido en 31 estaciones (14 ríos, 13 quebradas y 4 lagunas fue realizado. El área comprendió entre Honoria (456195E, 8830474N y Zúngaro (486747E, 8965585N entre los departamentos de Ucayali y Huánuco. Para la colecta se utilizaron redes de arrastre a la orilla, obteniéndose un total de 3967 individuos. Se identificaron 116 especies reunidos en 25 familias y 8 órdenes. La mayor riqueza la tuvieron Characiformes (59%, Siluriformes (22% y Perciformes (12%. Se registraron especies de consumo humano como: Cichla monoculus, Prochilodus nigricans, Salminus hilari, Hoplias malabaricus, Liposarcus sp., Plagioscion squamosissimus; peces ornamentales: Heros severus, Corydoras stenocephalus, Mesonauta festivus, Pyrrhulina brevis. El análisis de riqueza por tipo de hábitat indica que las quebradas fueron las que presentaron mayor número de especies (64 especies, seguidas por ríos (54 y lagunas (45. Los hábitats con mayor abundancia fueron los ríos (1934 individuos, seguidos por quebradas (1745 y lagunas (253.

  15. Actinic prurigo cheilitis: clinicopathologic analysis and therapeutic results in 116 cases.

    Vega-Memije, María Elisa; Mosqueda-Taylor, Adalberto; Irigoyen-Camacho, María Esther; Hojyo-Tomoka, María Teresa; Domínguez-Soto, Luciano

    2002-07-01

    Objective. This study describes the clinicopathologic features and therapeutic results of 116 patients with actinic prurigo cheilitis seen over an 11-year period. Study Design. A retrospective study was carried out with hospital records and a microscopic slide review from a large dermatology department in Mexico City, Mexico. Results. The study consisted of 42 male (36.2%) and 74 female (63.8%) patients, with a male to female ratio of 1:1.7. Age ranged from 9 to 82 years (mean, 27.9 years; standard deviation, 14.2). Thirty-two cases (27.6%) were found in which cheilitis was the only manifestation of this condition. Pruritus, tingling, and pain of the vermilion were recorded in 96 cases (82.7%). Typical histopathologic findings included in most cases the presence of acanthosis, spongiosis, basal cell vacuolation, ulceration with serohematic crust formation, edema of the lamina propria, lymphocytic inflammatory infiltrate with well-defined lymphoid follicles, and variable numbers of eosinophils and melanophages. Improvement of the symptoms was obtained in 112 cases (96.5%) with sun-protective measures and diverse antiinflammatory agents. However, complete resolution of the labial lesions were more frequently achieved with the combination of topical steroids, thalidomide, and sun-protective measures (42.2%) as compared with topical steroid therapy plus sun-protection measures (16.3%; P <.005). Conclusion. Our findings confirm that lip lesions may appear as the only manifestations of this photodermatosis and that it has typical clinical and microscopic features and should therefore be considered a specific form of cheilitis. PMID:12193899

  16. Transgenic rat model of childhood-onset dermatitis by overexpressing telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT).

    Kaneko, Ryosuke; Sato, Atsuko; Hamada, Shun; Yagi, Takeshi; Ohsawa, Ichiro; Ohtsuki, Mamitaro; Kobayashi, Eiji; Hirabayashi, Masumi; Murakami, Takashi

    2016-08-01

    Childhood-onset dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders in children. Although various mouse models that mirror aspects of dermatitis have become available, there is still a need for an animal model that develops dermatitis in childhood and is more suitable for performing tissue transplantation experiments. There is emerging evidence that peripheral blood T lymphocytes from patients with dermatitis have significantly increased telomerase activity. Here, we developed telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT)-expressing transgenic (Tg) rats that spontaneously developed eczematous skin inflammation in childhood. Newborn TERT-Tg rats developed visible dermatitis in 56 % of cases, and the skin lesions microscopically showed spongiosis and acanthosis with infiltration of lymphocytes, eosinophils and mast cells. TERT-Tg rats with dermatitis exhibited increased CD4 (2.5-fold) and CD8 (fivefold) T cell numbers compared with dermatitis-free TERT-Tg rats. Stronger TERT activity was observed in the peripheral lymphocytes of dermatitis-positive TERT-Tg rats than those of dermatitis-free TERT-Tg rats. RT-PCR analysis revealed that IL-4 was markedly elevated in the spleen of dermatitis-positive TERT-Tg rats, and that interferon-gamma was increased in the dermatitis lesions. Moreover, skin grafting of TERT-Tg rats with dermatitis onto T cell-deficient nude rats demonstrated that the inflamed skin lesions could not be maintained. Taken together, the results suggest that TERT activation in T lymphocytes is one of the potential predisposing factors for dermatitis. Moreover, our results demonstrated that the TERT-Tg rats mirror aspects of human childhood-onset dermatitis and that these animals represent a potential animal model system for studying childhood-onset dermatitis. PMID:26885830

  17. Zinc deficiency (hypozincemia in local Iraqi cattle

    Kamal M. Alsaad,

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Clinical, hematological, pathological and some biochemical parameters have been studied in local cattle and calves affected naturally with hypozincemia in Mosul, Iraq. The study was conducted on 78 local Iraqi cattle and calves, among these animals, 30 calves were less than six months of age and 38 animals were more than three years old. Ten clinical healthy cattle of different ages were used as control. Affected cattle showed signs of alopecia in different body regions (73.6%, abnormal skin (rough, thickened, wrinkled, cracked and with dandruff (73.6%, paleness of mucous membranes (47.3%, intermittent diarrhoea (39.4%, decreased milk production (31.5% and loss of appetite (26.3%, whereas affected calves showed alopecia in various body regions (90%, abnormal skin (83.3%, decreased growth rate (53.3%, swelling of joints and stiff gait (43.3% and pica (36.6%. No significant difference has been detected in body temperature, whereas respiratory and heart rates were significantly increased in affected animals in comparison with control. Statistical analysis showed significant decrease in the total erythrocytes (TRBCs, hemoglobin (HB and packed cell volume (PCV in diseased cattle and calves and macrocytic normochromic type of anemia was found. The results also indicated significant decrease in lymphocytes and platelets counts, however significant increase was encountered in platelets volume, platelets distribution width, prothrombine time and activated partial thromboplastine time in diseased animals. The biochemical results revealed significant decrease in serum zinc and fibrinogen and haptoglobin level was higher in diseased cattle and calves. Microscopic lesions of the skin of zinc deficient cattle and calves were in the form of epidermal hyperplasia, parakeratosis, hyperkeratosis, acanthosis and the formation of thickened adherent scale.

  18. Psoriatic alopecia/alopecia areata-like reactions secondary to anti-tumor necrosis factor-α therapy: a novel cause of noncicatricial alopecia.

    Doyle, Leona A; Sperling, Leonard C; Baksh, Shashi; Lackey, Jeffrey; Thomas, Brian; Vleugels, Ruth Ann; Qureshi, Abrar A; Velazquez, Elsa F

    2011-04-01

    With the increasing use of anti-tumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNF) biologic drugs to treat autoimmune diseases, an expanding array of adverse reactions is emerging. Anti-TNF drug-induced alopecia is a less well-known side effect of this class of drugs. The aim of this study was to define the clinical and histopathological features of alopecia arising in the setting of anti-TNF therapy. Clinical and histopathological features of 3 patients who developed scalp alopecia during anti-TNF treatment were examined. Two of the 3 patients also developed psoriasiform lesions outside the scalp, and biopsies from both scalp and nonscalp sites were reviewed. Clinically, each patient had large scaly patches associated with the scalp alopecia. All scalp biopsies revealed psoriasiform epidermal features and alopecia areata-like dermal changes. Epidermal changes included acanthosis and confluent parakeratosis with neutrophils and frank pustules. Dermal changes included markedly increased catagen/telogen and miniaturized hairs and peribulbar lymphocytic inflammation. Numerous plasma cells and eosinophils were present in all cases. Biopsies from the nonscalp lesions showed psoriasiform changes and prominent eosinophils and plasma cells. Two patients showed significant improvement of the alopecia with topical treatment only. In conclusion, anti-TNF therapy-related alopecia may closely mimic psoriatic alopecia and alopecia areata but can be histologically distinguished from alopecia areata by epidermal psoriasiform changes and dermal plasma cells and from primary psoriasis by the presence of plasma cells and eosinophils. A correct diagnosis can enable effective treatment and, in some cases, allow anti-TNF therapy to continue. PMID:21317611

  19. Th17 and regulatory T cells contribute to the in situ immune response in skin lesions of Jorge Lobo's disease.

    Kanashiro-Galo, Luciane; Pagliari, Carla; Barboza, Tania Cristina; de Brito, Arival Cardoso; Xavier, Marilia Brasil; de Oliveira, Clivia Maria Moraes; Unger, Deborah Aben Athar; Sotto, Mirian Nacagami; Quaresma, Juarez Antonio Simões; Duarte, Maria Irma Seixas

    2016-01-01

    Jorge Lobo's disease (JLD) is a chronic granulomatous mycosis described in various Latin American countries. The main objective of the present study was to investigate the possible role of Th17 and Foxp3+ Treg cells in the pathogenesis of Jorge Lobo's disease. Human skin biopsies were submitted to an immunohistochemistry protocol to detect Foxp3, interleukin (IL)-1beta, CD25, IL-6, IL-17, and IL-23. The epidermis presented acanthosis, hyperkeratosis, and frequent presence of fungi. The dermis presented inflammatory infiltrate comprising macrophages, lymphocytes, epithelioid and multinucleated cells, and an intense number of fungi. Foxp3+ Treg cells and IL-17+ cells were visualized in lymphocytes in the inflammatory infiltrate. IL-1, IL-2R (CD25), IL-6, and IL-23 were visualized in the dermis, intermingled with fungal cells, permeating or participating of the granuloma. Following IL-17, the most prominent cytokine was IL-6. IL-23 and cells expressing CD25 were present in fewer number. The comparative analysis between IL-17 and Foxp3 demonstrated a statistically significant increased number of IL-17+ cells. Th17 cells play a role in the immune response of JLD. IL-1beta and IL-6 added to the previously described increased number of TGF-beta would stimulate such pattern of response. Th17 cells could be present as an effort to modulate the local immune response; however, high levels of a Th17 profile could overcome the role of Treg cells. The unbalance between Treg/Th17 cells seems to corroborate with the less effective immune response against the fungus. PMID:26333354

  20. Role of human papilloma virus in oral leukoplakia

    Anuja Bhargava

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Controversy surrounds regarding the role of human papillomavirus (HPV in oral precancerous and cancerous lesions in India where smokeless, tobacco consumption is rampant. Aims: The present study was carried out with an aim to investigate the presence and type of HPV infection in oropharyngeal leukoplakia and to determine the association of HPV positivity with various patient and lesion characteristics. Settings and Design: Prospective case series. Materials and Methods: A total of fifty confirmed cases of oral leukoplakia (OL, aged 18–55 years were enrolled in the study. Specimens were obtained from the site of lesion. All the specimens were subjected to histopathological analysis and HPV-16, 18 detection was done using real-time polymerase chain reaction technique. Results: Mean age of patients was 34.00 ± 8.85. Majority were males (62%, from middle social class (78% and were educated up to graduation or above (54%. All the patients had one or more adverse habits (betel, chewing tobacco, smoking and alcohol with mean duration of disease was 3.53 ± 3.05 years. Five patients (10% had diabetes. Burning sensation (86% and trismus (36% were the reported complaints. Maximum were Stage II (50%, sized 2–4 cm2 (60%, homogenous (70%. Floor of mouth and tongue were most commonly involved sites (50%. Majority had mild dysplasia (58%. Acanthosis (66%, hyperplasia (62%, koliocytosis (40%, and keratosis (98% were quite common. HPV (16/18 could not be detected in any specimen. Conclusions: The present study highlighted the fact that association of HPV with oral leukoplakia seems to be overestimated and needs to be reexamined with consensus Human papilloma virus (HPV primers to detect HPV types with more valid empirical relationships.

  1. A case of Bowen's disease presented as multiple cutaneous%多发性疣状鲍恩病

    华夏; 姚明; 张谊芝

    2011-01-01

    A case of multiple circumscribed, cutaneous horn like Bowen s disease is reported. A 75-year-old female presented with black papular lesions on the left lap for more than 2 years. On physical examination, many black and verrucous lesions were densely distributed over the left lap, most of them were cutaneous horn-like, some merged into a mass with cauliflower-like top. Histopathology showed hyperkeratosis, acanthosis and papillomatosis. The epidermis was full of abnormal keratinocytes and many dyskeratotic cells. In addition to the large and hyperchromatic nuclei found in these atypical cells, vacuoles were observed in some cytoplasm. Abnormal karyomitosis was seen under high magnification.%报告1例表现为局限性多发性疣状鲍恩病.患者女,75 岁.左膝黑色丘疹2 年余.皮肤科检查:左膝多个密集分布的褐黑色皮角样皮损,部分融合成包块,顶端呈菜花状.组织病理检查示角化过度,棘层肥厚,伴乳头瘤样增生,表皮全层出现不典型角质形成细胞,可见角化不良细胞,细胞不典型,胞核大而深染,有的细胞质呈明显空泡状.镜下可见多个异常核分裂象.

  2. Pathologic findings in Western gray squirrels (Sciurus griseus) from a notoedric mange epidemic in the San Bernardino Mountains, California.

    Stephenson, Nicole; Swift, Pam; Villepique, Jeffrey T; Clifford, Deana L; Nyaoke, Akinyi; De la Mora, Alfonso; Moore, Janet; Foley, Janet

    2013-12-01

    Notoedric mange, caused by the contagious, burrowing mite Notoedres centrifera, has been associated with several large-scale population declines of western gray squirrels (Sciurus griseus) and has been a significant obstacle to population recovery in Washington State where the species is listed as threatened. In 2009, residents and wildlife rehabilitators in the isolated San Bernardino Mountains of southern California reported a dramatic die-off of western gray squirrels, in what had been a previously dense and robust population. Individuals were observed suffering from abnormal neurologic behaviors (ataxia and obtundation) and severe skin disease. Full necropsy of five squirrels from the epidemic showed that all had moderate to severe infestation with mange mites and severe dermatitis characterized by hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, intralesional mites, intracorneal pustules and superficial bacteria. Mites from affected squirrels were evaluated by light and electron microscopy and identified as N. centrifera based on morphologic criteria. Additionally, the internal transcribed spacer-2 region of the mite was cloned, sequenced and accessioned in GenBank. The cause for the abnormal neurologic behavior was not confirmed on post-mortem examination. However, we hypothesize that mange can cause incoordination and obtundation as a result of malnutrition and dehydration, and intense pruritis may induce abnormal or erratic behavior that could be mistaken for neurologic signs. While we have characterized the severe impact this disease can have on individual animals, more work is needed to understand the impact on squirrel populations, particularly in view of the anecdotal reports of dramatic population declines that may take decades to recover. PMID:24533345

  3. A Case of Verrucous Lichen Planus%疣状扁平苔藓1例

    唐帮丽; 邓丹琪

    2013-01-01

    患者男,37岁,司机.双手食指伸侧红斑、萎缩、脱屑、瘁痛1年余.双手食指皮疹呈疣状增殖性暗红肥厚斑块,中央萎缩呈紫蓝色,表面少许脱屑,边缘少许小丘疹,皮损对称分布.皮损组织病理示:表皮正性角化过度,颗粒层和棘层增厚,表皮突呈锯齿样改变,局限性基底细胞液化变性,可见胶样小体,真表皮交界处致密的单一核细胞大致呈带状浸润.诊断:疣状扁平苔藓.%A 37-year-old male presented with erythema,atrophy, desquamation over the double dorsal aspect of index fingers with itching and pain for more than 1 year. The lesion were verrucous plaques with desquamation and hyacinthine atrophy in the center. At the edges of the plaques, small, flat-topped, polygonal papules were discovered. The lesion distributed symmetrically. The histopathological examination showed; epidermal hy-perkeratosis, hypergranulosis and acanthosis, apophysis showed serrated, local liquefaction degeneration of basal cells, positive for colloid bodies could beseen. The lymphocytic in filtration at dermoepidermal junction were zonal. The diagnosis was Verrucuous lichen planus.

  4. Chronic graft-versus-host disease in the rat radiation chimera: I. clinical features, hematology, histology, and immunopathology in long-term chimeras

    The clinical features, pathology, and immunopathology of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) developing in the long-term rat radiation chimera are described. At 6 to 12 months post-transplant, the previously stable ACI/LEW chimeras developed patchy to diffuse severe hair loss and thickened skin folds, and had microscopic features resembling scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, and chronic hepatitis. Skin histology showed dermal inflammation and acanthosis with atrophy of the appendages, with progression to dermal sclerosis. The liver revealed chronic hepatitis with bile duct injury and proliferation and periportal piecemeal necrosis. The tongue had considerable submucosal inflammation, muscular necrosis, and atrophy and arteritis. The serous salivary glands, lacrimal glands, and bronchi had lymphocytic inflammation and injury to duct, acinar, and mucosal columnar epithelium. The thymus had lymphocyte depletion of the medulla with prominent epithelium. The spleen and lymph nodes had poorly developed germinal centers but increased numbers of plasma cells. IgM was observed along the basement membrane and around the basal cells of the skin and tongue and along the basement membrane of the bile ducts. IgM was present also in the arteries of the tongue. Immunoglobulins eluted from the skin, cross-reacted with the bile duct epithelium and usually with both ACI and Lewis skin. Increased titers of speckled antinuclear antibodies were present in the serum of rats with chronic (GVHD). Chronic GVHD in the long-term rat radiation chimera is very similar to human chronic GVHD and is a potentially excellent model for autoimmune disorders including scleroderma, Sjorgren's syndrome, and chronic hepatitis

  5. A case of human papillomavirus type 7-associated warts in toe webs and perianal sites%HPV7相关趾间疣合并肛周疣一例

    孙彩虹; 常宝珠; 鞠梅; 顾恒

    2009-01-01

    患者男,35岁.因趾间、肛周湿润柔软赘生物1年就诊.趾间疣组织病理检查:角层角化不全、轻度角化过度,乳头瘤样增生,棘层高度肥厚,中上层较多的空泡化细胞,真皮内血管扩张,周围淋巴样细胞浸润.趾间及肛周疣体组织DNA通用引物PCR扩增HPV保守片段,测序法判定两者型别均为HPV7,型特异性引物PCR显示HPV7阳性,HPV6、11、16、18均阴性,与测序法结果 一致.%A case of human papillomarivru type (HPV) 7-associated warts in toe webs and perianal sites is reported. The 35-year-old patient, who was an office worker in a company, presented with soft, friable, vegetating clusters in toe webs and perianal sites for one year. Histopathological examination of warts in toe webs revealed parakeratosis, mild hyperkeratesis, papillomatous hyperplasia, acanthosis in epidermis as well as vasodilatation and perivascular lymphoid infiltrates in dermis. There were numerous vacuolated cells in stratum granulosum and upper stratum spinosum which were lager than normal cells with condensed nuclei and perinuclear halo. DNA was extracted from samples taken from toe webs and perianal sites. PCR was performed using consensus primers, i.e. MY and GP, to amplify HPV conservative region followed by sequencing of the amplicons. Gene sequencing showed that both samples were positive for HPV7. And species-specific PCR revealed that these samples were negative for HPV6, 11, 16 or 18, but positive for HPV 7, which was consistent with the results of gene sequencing.

  6. Mercúrio total em pescado de água-doce Total mercury in fresh-water fish

    Sandra Emi KITAHARA

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available O mercúrio total foi quantificado em 11 espécies de peixes de água-doce, originárias de diferentes procedências comerciais. O mercúrio vem sendo utilizado na agricultura, indústria, mineração, etc., e isso tem provocado drástico aumento desse metal no meio ambiente, atingindo em conseqüência a cadeia trófica. Nesse contexto, o homem, através do consumo de alimentos, principalmente pescado, torna-se vulnerável à ação tóxica do mercúrio. Os resultados obtidos para as espécies mandi - Pimelodus maculatus, tilápia - Tilapia sp, sagüiru - Cyphocharax modestus, lambari - Astyanax sp, sardela - Triportheus sp, traíra - Hoplias sp, curimbatá - Prochilodus sp e dourado - Salminus sp, comercializadas em São Paulo - SP, e para o jaraqui - Semaprochilodus insignis, curimatã - Prochilodus nigricans e matrinchã - Brycon sp, procedentes da Amazônia brasileira, variaram de 0,01 a 0,39mgHg/Kg. Os resultados observados, sob o ponto-de-vista de Saúde Pública, estão abaixo dos limites de tolerância brasileiros, de 0,5 e 1,0mgHg/Kg, para espécies não-predadoras e predadoras, respectivamente. Nas espécies de hábito alimentar carnívoro (traíra e dourado os teores de mercúrio foram de 0,26 a 0,39mgHg/Kg. A expectativa de ocorrência de espécies excessivamente contaminadas não se confirmou.Total mercury was quantified in 11 fresh-water fish species from different commercial origins. Mercury has been used in agriculture, industry, mining, etc. Consequently there was an increase of mercury discharge to environment, that enters into the throphic chain. In this context, the man, through the consumption of foods, mainly fishery products, turns vulnerable to mercury. The obtained results for mandi - Pimelodus maculatus, tilápia - Tilapia sp, sagüiru - Cyphocharax modestus, lambari- Astyanax sp, sardela - Triportheus sp, traíra - Hoplias sp, curimbatá - Prochilodus sp and dourado - Salminus sp, commercialized in São Paulo-SP, and

  7. The Study of Identification Method of Sweet Potato Soft Rot Resistance and the Evaluation of Their Disease Resistance%甘薯软腐病抗性鉴定方法研究及其对甘薯种质资源抗性评价

    杨冬静; 徐振; 赵永强; 张成玲; 孙厚俊; 谢逸萍

    2014-01-01

    通过对甘薯软腐病菌侵染甘薯的发病特征进行研究,首次建立了一种甘薯软腐病抗性鉴定的方法:每个品种取3块中等大小的薯块,经严格消毒晾干后,切薯块中部薯片,每薯块切3个薯片,每薯片厚度约为8 mm,置于放有灭菌湿润滤纸保湿的灭菌培养皿中,接种1块6 mm的甘薯软腐病菌菌碟于薯片中央,将接种好的薯片置于26℃生化培养箱中培养,期间加无菌水保湿1次。21 h后将鉴定材料取出,量取薯片发病直径,根据病斑直径进行分级,计算病情指数,进行抗感评价。该方法的建立为抗病品种的选育提供了理论依据。利用该方法对44份品种资源进行抗性评价,结果显示,鲁薯4号和广紫8号对甘薯软腐病的抗性级别为中抗;湛薯271、泰中11、渝紫1号、赣薯1号和PZJ商27 E2-2对甘薯软腐病的抗性级别为感病;其余品种对甘薯软腐病的抗性级别均为高感。%According to the incidence of sweet potato infected by Rhizopus nigricans Ehvb.,we established an identification method of sweet potato soft rot resistance for the first time:3 sweet potatos of median size were taken each variety ,after strictly disinfected by 75%alcohol and dried ,3 potato chips were cut in the middle every sam-ple,each chip′s thickness was about 8 mm,then put each chip into a sterilization moist petri dish ,with Rhizopus nigricans Ehvb.inoculated on the center of potato chips ,then put these petri dishes into a biochemical incubator which temperature was 26℃,added sterile water to keep moist .21 hours after the identification of material was cul-tured,the scab diameter was measured ,disease incidence was calculated according to the average scab diameter of grading ,and then identity the anti-sense characteristics of varieties .The establishment of this method provide a theo-retical basis for the breeding of sweet potato .The resistances of 44 varieties of resources to

  8. 多菌种两步法联合发酵饲料的研究%Multi-strain co-fermented feed by two-step method

    刘桂香; 史瑛; 赵建新; 张灏; 陈卫

    2016-01-01

    试验研究了利用米曲霉、根霉、啤酒酵母、枯草芽孢杆菌、植物乳杆菌两步法联合发酵饲料的最佳工艺条件。试验结果显示,发酵饲料的最佳接种量为霉菌(黑根霉∶米曲米为1∶1)1%、枯草芽孢杆菌1%、啤酒酵母6%、植物乳杆菌1%;最佳料水比为1∶0.7;最佳工艺为在发酵初始将所有菌种接种到灭菌饲料中,在30℃下保温保湿发酵24 h,然后升温至37℃继续通风发酵24 h,封袋,进入厌氧发酵阶段,25℃发酵6 d。最终发酵饲料粗蛋白质质量分数为32%,比发酵前增加了59%,α-淀粉酶活力103 U/g,蛋白酶活力123 U/g,乳酸菌为4.7×1011 CFU/g,枯草芽孢杆菌为1.3×1010 CFU/g,酵母菌为1.8×104 CFU/g,为富蛋白质、富益生菌以及高酶活性的芳香适口的饲料。%The optimum process conditions of multi-strain(Aspergillus oryzae ,Rhizopus nigricans ,Saccharomyces cerevisi-ae ,Bacillus subtilis and Lactobacillus )co-fermented feed by two-step method were studied.The experiment results showed that the optimal inoculation amount of mould(Aspergillus oryzae ∶Rhizopus nigricans =1∶1)was 1%,Saccharomyces cere-visiae 1%,Bacillus subtilis 1% and Lactobacillus 1%.The ratio of material to water was 1∶0.7.All kinds of strains were in-oculumed to the sterile steamed feed at the beginning of fermention,and were kept at 30℃ for 12 h,then at 37℃ for ventilation fermentation for 24 h,and then sealed up for anaerobic fermentation,and kept at 25℃ for 6 days.The crude protein content of the fermented feed increased by 59% and reached 32%.The α-amylase activity reached 103 U/g and protease activity reached 123 U/g.The number of Lactobacillus reached 4.7×10 1 1 CFU/g,Bacillus subtilis reached 1.3 ×10 1 0 CFU/g and Saccharo-myces cerevisiae reached 1.8×10 4 CFU/g.The product exbihited the characteristics of both protein feed and probiotics and en-zyme activity with aromatherapy scent and good palatability.

  9. O que é melhor para manter a riqueza de espécies de morcegos (Mammalia, Chiroptera: um fragmento florestal grande ou vários fragmentos de pequeno tamanho? What is better for maintaining the richness of bat (Mammalia, Chiroptera species: a large forest fragment or many small fragments?

    Nelio Roberto dos Reis

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available This study was carried out with the objective of evaluating if the size of forest fragments affects the diversity of bat species. In order to do that, seven fragments were studied in Londrina, Paraná: five small fragments, whose areas varied between 1 and 10 ha; a fragment which is considered medium-sized (Parque Municipal Arthur Thomas - 85,47 ha.; and a large fragment (Parque Estadual Mata dos Godoy - 680 ha.. Thirty three species were collected. Ten species were common to all three types of fragments: Chrotopterus auritus (Peters, 1856, Carollia perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758, Artibeus fimbriatus Gray, 1838, Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818, Platyrrhinus lineatus (E. Geoffroy, 1810, Pygoderma bilabiatum (Wagner, 1843, Sturnira lilium (E. Geoffroy, 1810, Vampyressa pusilla (Wagner, 1843, Eptesicus brasiliensis (Desmarest, 1819, and Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821. Eight species were only found in the large fragment: Noctilio albiventris Desmarest, 1818, Glossophaga soricina (Pallas, 1766, Uroderma bilobatum Peters, 1866, Diaemus youngi (Jentink,1893, Diphylla ecaudata Spix, 1823, Eptesicus furinalis (d'Orbigny, 1847, Histiotus velatus (I. Geoffroy, 1824 and Myotis levis (I. Geoffroy, 1824. Five were only found in the small fragments: Noctilio leporinus (Linnaeus, 1758, Phyllostomus discolor Wagner, 1843, Chiroderma villosum Peters, 1860, Eptesicus sp. e Rogheessa tumida H. Allen, 1866. Chiroderma doriae, which is threatened by extinction, was captured in the large fragment and in one of the small fragments; M. ruber, also threatened by extinction, was captured in the medium-sized and large fragments. We believe that the major cause for the loss of organic diversity is not rational exploitation, but the destruction of habitats, a result of the expansion of irrational human activities.

  10. Lipodistrofia parcial familiar tipo 1: ¿Un síndrome subdiagnosticado o raro?

    Jimena Soutelo

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available La lipodistrofia parcial familiar de tipo1 (LPF 1 es un síndrome caracterizado por la pérdida parcial de grasa subcutánea en extremidades con distribución incrementada de la misma en rostro, cuello y tronco. Es una identidad familiar aunque hay casos espontáneos. Hasta ahora no se conoce mutación responsable. Se debe realizar diagnóstico diferencial con el síndrome de Cushing. Es un síndrome poco frecuente y en oportunidades se llega al diagnóstico cuando los pacientes presentan complicaciones cardiovasculares o afectación pancreática como consecuencia de una grave alteración metabólica. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 45 años con diabetes mellitus desde los 20 años de edad, mal control glucémico (HbA1c: 11.7% e hipertrigliceridemia (TG: 3000 mg/dl, índice de masa corporal (IMC: 38, extremidades adelgazadas, pérdida de grasa subcutánea en glúteos, sobreelevación de pliegue por encima de los mismos, venas prominentes en miembros inferiores, cara de luna llena y marcada acantosis nigricans, hipertensión (TA: 150/100 mm Hg y medidas de pliegues subcutáneos disminuidos. El dosaje de leptina fue 16.8 mg/ml. El estudio genético para gen LMNA fue negativo. Se instauraron medidas de cambio de estilo de vida, tratamiento con fenofibrato, insulina premezcla 50/50 y enalapril, obteniéndose una franca mejoría clínica, de la HbA1c (7.8% y de los TG (243 mg/dl.

  11. The management of pigmented lesions of the nail bed.

    Glat, P M; Spector, J A; Roses, D F; Shapiro, R A; Harris, M N; Beasley, R W; Grossman, J A

    1996-08-01

    Pigmented lesions of the nail bed, especially without a history of trauma, represent a diagnostic challenge to the clinician. These lesions are often categorized as melanonychia striata (MS), which refers to any linear tan-brown-black pigmentation of the nail bed. The differential diagnosis of MS includes subungual hematomas, onchomycosis nigricans, junctional nevi, melanoma in situ (MIS), and malignant melanoma (MM). Our algorithm at the New York University (NYU) Medical Center for the treatment of pigmented lesions of the nail bed is presented. A histopathologic diagnosis with any evidence of melanocytic atypia, however subtle, requires absolute confirmation by complete excision. The absence of a clear margin or recurrence requires total nail bed excision and reconstruction using a full-thickness graft. The diagnosis of MIS is similarly treated. The surgical management of subungual MM is discussed. All cases of MM of the hand treated at NYU were reviewed. In all, 30 patients were treated from 1982 to 1995. Follow-up ranged from 6 months to 13 years. In our series, there were 8 cutaneous and 22 subungual melanomas. There was a marked delay in treatment of both groups, with subungual melanomas more often erroneously treated as other pathology prior to correct diagnosis. The 5-year survival rate was 100% for patients with cutaneous lesions, but only 80% for those with the subungual variety. There was a statistical difference in the depths of the lesions (subungual, 3.68 mm; cutaneous, 1.36 mm) with a p-value of 0.008. The role of elective lymph node dissection in the absence of clinical metastases as well as intraoperative sentinel lymphatic mapping remains controversial and is discussed. PMID:8863970

  12. Tracing carbon flow through coral reef food webs using a compound-specific stable isotope approach

    McMahon, Kelton

    2015-11-21

    Coral reefs support spectacularly productive and diverse communities in tropical and sub-tropical waters throughout the world’s oceans. Debate continues, however, on the degree to which reef biomass is supported by new water column production, benthic primary production, and recycled detrital carbon (C). We coupled compound-specific stable C isotope ratio (δ13C) analyses with Bayesian mixing models to quantify C flow from primary producers to coral reef fishes across multiple feeding guilds and trophic positions in the Red Sea. Analyses of reef fishes with putative diets composed primarily of zooplankton (Amblyglyphidodon indicus), benthic macroalgae (Stegastes nigricans), reef-associated detritus (Ctenochaetus striatus), and coral tissue (Chaetodon trifascialis) confirmed that δ13C values of essential amino acids from all baseline C sources were both isotopically diagnostic and accurately recorded in consumer tissues. While all four source end-members contributed to the production of coral reef fishes in our study, a single-source end-member often dominated dietary C assimilation of a given species, even for highly mobile, generalist top predators. Microbially reworked detritus was an important secondary C source for most species. Seascape configuration played an important role in structuring resource utilization patterns. For instance, Lutjanus ehrenbergii showed a significant shift from a benthic macroalgal food web on shelf reefs (71 ± 13 % of dietary C) to a phytoplankton-based food web (72 ± 11 %) on oceanic reefs. Our work provides insights into the roles that diverse C sources play in the structure and function of coral reef ecosystems and illustrates a powerful fingerprinting method to develop and test nutritional frameworks for understanding resource utilization.

  13. Diabetes tipo 2 en niños y adolescentes: aspectos clínico-epidemiológicos, patogénicos y terapéuticos Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents: clinicoepidemiological, pathogenic and therapeutic aspects

    Manuel Emiliano Licea Puig

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: debido al incremento sostenido en la incidencia de la diabetes mellitus tipo 2 en personas OBJECTIVE: due to the sustained increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in persons under 20, the clinicoepidemiological, pathogenic and therapeutic aspects of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents were reviewed. DEVELOPMENT: in children, it is estimated that type 2 diabetes mellitus accounts for 2-3 % of all cases. However, in the last years, there has been a ten-fold increase. Its prevalence is higher among Afro-Americans, Hispanics and native Americans, in puberty and in those with history of type 2 maternal diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is the result of the interaction of genetic and environmental factors (obesity, physical inactivity, poor nutritional habits, among others. There is a wide range of clinical manifestations: severe hyperglycaemia with ketonuria and ketosis to a mild hyperglycaemia. 50 % may be asymptomatic. Obesity, Acantosis nigricans, family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, puberty, and type 2 maternal diabetes mellitus are risk factors. It prevails in females, autoimmunity is rare and the dependence on insulin may be episodic. Those with the highest hyperglycaemia have lower levels of insulinemia and peptide C. When hyperglycaemia is mild, diet, physical exercise and, in some cases, the administration of oral drugs, such as metformin, may be useful. CONCLUSIONS: type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents is a reality. Evolutively, most of them do not need insulin therapy. They may have retinopathy, microalbuminuria, dyslipidemia and arterial hypertension on diagnosis. Risk populations should be actively screened.

  14. Quantification of diagenetic overprint processes deduced from fossil carbonate shells and laboratory-based hydrothermal alteration experiments

    Griesshaber, Erika; Casella, Laura; Mavromatis, Vasileios; Dietzel, Martin; Immenhauser, Adrian; Schmahl, Wolfgang

    2016-04-01

    Benthic and nektonic marine biogenic carbonate archives represent the foundation of numerous studies aiming at reconstructions of past climate dynamics and environmental change. However, living organisms are not in thermodynamic equilibrium and create local chemical environments where physiologic processes such as biomineralization takes place. After the death of the organism the former physiologic disequilibrium conditions are not sustained any more and all biological tissues are altered by equilibration according to the surrounding environment: diagenesis. With increasing diagenetic alteration, the biogenic structure and fingerprint fades away and is replaced by inorganic features. Thus, recrystallization of organism-specific microstructure is a clear indicator for diagenetic overprint. Microstructural data, which mirror recrystallization, are of great value for interpreting geochemical proxies for paleo-environment reconstruction. Despite more than a century of research dealing with carbonate diagenesis, many of the controlling processes and factors are only understood in a qualitative manner. One of the main issues is that diagenetically altered carbonates are usually present as the product of a complex preceding diagenetic pathway with an unknown number of intermediate steps. In this contribution we present and discuss laboratory based alteration experiments with the aim to investigate time-series data sets in a controlled manner. We conducted hydrothermal alteration experiments with modern Arctica islandica (bivalvia) and Notosaria nigricans (brachiopoda) in order to mimic diagenetic overprint. We explore first the potential of electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) measurements together with statistical data evaluation as a tool to quantify diagenetic alteration of carbonate skeletons. Subsequently, we compare microstructural patterns obtained from experimentally altered shell material with those of fossil specimens that have undergone variable degrees of

  15. Characterization of free nitrogen fixing bacteria of the genus Azotobacter in organic vegetable-grown Colombian soils

    Diego Javier Jiménez

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available With the purpose of isolating and characterizing free nitrogen fixing bacteria (FNFB of the genus Azotobacter, soil samples were collected randomly from different vegetable organic cultures with neutral pH in different zones of Boyacá-Colombia. Isolations were done in selective free nitrogen Ashby-Sucrose agar obtaining a recovery of 40%. Twenty four isolates were evaluated for colony and cellular morphology, pigment production and metabolic activities. Molecular characterization was carried out using amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA. After digestion of 16S rDNA Y1-Y3 PCR products (1487pb with AluI, HpaII and RsaI endonucleases, a polymorphism of 16% was obtained. Cluster analysis showed three main groups based on DNA fingerprints. Comparison between ribotypes generated by isolates and in silico restriction of 16S rDNA partial sequences with same restriction enzymes was done with Gen Workbench v.2.2.4 software. Nevertheless, Y1-Y2 PCR products were analysed using BLASTn. Isolate C5T from tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum grown soils presented the same in silico restriction patterns with A. chroococcum (AY353708 and 99% of similarity with the same sequence. Isolate C5CO from cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis grown soils showed black pigmentation in Ashby-Benzoate agar and high similarity (91% with A. nigricans (AB175651 sequence. In this work we demonstrated the utility of molecular techniques and bioinformatics tools as a support to conventional techniques in characterization of the genus Azotobacter from vegetable-grown soils.

  16. Distribution and habitat associations of billfish and swordfish larvae across mesoscale features in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Jay R Rooker

    Full Text Available Ichthyoplankton surveys were conducted in surface waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico (NGoM over a three-year period (2006-2008 to determine the relative value of this region as early life habitat of sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus, blue marlin (Makaira nigricans, white marlin (Kajikia albida, and swordfish (Xiphias gladius. Sailfish were the dominant billfish collected in summer surveys, and larvae were present at 37.5% of the stations sampled. Blue marlin and white marlin larvae were present at 25.0% and 4.6% of the stations sampled, respectively, while swordfish occurred at 17.2% of the stations. Areas of peak production were detected and maximum density estimates for sailfish (22.09 larvae 1000 m(-2 were significantly higher than the three other species: blue marlin (9.62 larvae 1000 m(-2, white marlin (5.44 larvae 1000 m(-2, and swordfish (4.67 larvae 1000 m(-2. The distribution and abundance of billfish and swordfish larvae varied spatially and temporally, and several environmental variables (sea surface temperature, salinity, sea surface height, distance to the Loop Current, current velocity, water depth, and Sargassum biomass were deemed to be influential variables in generalized additive models (GAMs. Mesoscale features in the NGoM affected the distribution and abundance of billfish and swordfish larvae, with densities typically higher in frontal zones or areas proximal to the Loop Current. Habitat suitability of all four species was strongly linked to physicochemical attributes of the water masses they inhabited, and observed abundance was higher in slope waters with lower sea surface temperature and higher salinity. Our results highlight the value of the NGoM as early life habitat of billfishes and swordfish, and represent valuable baseline data for evaluating anthropogenic effects (i.e., Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Atlantic billfish and swordfish populations.

  17. Larval assemblages of large and medium-sized pelagic species in the Straits of Florida

    Richardson, David E.; Llopiz, Joel K.; Guigand, Cedric M.; Cowen, Robert K.

    2010-07-01

    Critical gaps in our understanding of the distributions, interactions, life histories and preferred habitats of large and medium-size pelagic fishes severely constrain the implementation of ecosystem-based, spatially structured fisheries management approaches. In particular, spawning distributions and the environmental characteristics associated with the early life stages are poorly documented. In this study, we consider the diversity, assemblages, and associated habitat of the larvae of large and medium-sized pelagic species collected during 2 years of monthly surveys across the Straits of Florida. In total, 36 taxa and 14,295 individuals were collected, with the highest diversity occurring during the summer and in the western, frontal region of the Florida Current. Only a few species (e.g. Thunnus obesus, T. alalunga, Tetrapturus pfluegeri) considered for this study were absent. Small scombrids (e.g. T. atlanticus, Katsuwonus pelamis, Auxis spp.) and gempylids dominated the catch and were orders of magnitude more abundant than many of the rare species (e.g. Thunnus thynnus,Kajikia albida). Both constrained (CCA) and unconstrained (NMDS) multivariate analyses revealed a number of species groupings including: (1) a summer Florida edge assemblage (e.g. Auxis spp., Euthynnus alleterattus, Istiophorus platypterus); (2) a summer offshore assemblage (e.g. Makaira nigricans, T. atlanticus, Ruvettus pretiosus, Lampris guttatus); (3) an ubiquitous assemblage (e.g. K. pelamis, Coryphaena hippurus, Xiphias gladius); and (4) a spring/winter assemblage that was widely dispersed in space (e.g. trachipterids). The primary environmental factors associated with these assemblages were sea-surface temperature (highest in summer-early fall), day length (highest in early summer), thermocline depth (shallowest on the Florida side) and fluorescence (highest on the Florida side). Overall, the results of this study provide insights into how a remarkable diversity of pelagic species

  18. Biomarkers of metals exposure in fish from lead-zinc mining areas of Southeastern Missouri, USA

    Schmitt, C.J.; Whyte, J.J.; Roberts, A.P.; Annis, M.L.; May, T.W.; Tillitt, D.E.

    2007-01-01

    The potential effects of proposed lead-zinc mining in an ecologically sensitive area were assessed by studying a nearby mining district that has been exploited for about 30 y under contemporary environmental regulations and with modern technology. Blood and liver samples representing fish of three species (largescale stoneroller, Campostoma oligolepis, n=91; longear sunfish, Lepomis megalotis, n=105; and northern hog sucker, Hypentelium nigricans, n=20) from 16 sites representing a range of conditions relative to mining activities were collected. Samples were analyzed for metals (also reported in a companion paper) and for biomarkers of metals exposure [erythrocyte ??-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALA-D) activity; concentrations of zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP), iron, and hemoglobin (Hb) in blood; and hepatic metallothionein (MT) gene expression and lipid peroxidation]. Blood lead concentrations were significantly higher and ALA-D activity significantly lower in all species at sites nearest to active lead-zinc mines and in a stream contaminated by historical mining than at reference or downstream sites. ALA-D activity was also negatively correlated with blood lead concentrations in all three species but not with other metals. Iron and Hb concentrations were positively correlated in all three species, but were not correlated with any other metals in blood or liver in any species. MT gene expression was positively correlated with liver zinc concentrations, but neither MT nor lipid peroxidase differences among fish grouped according to lead concentrations were statistically significant. ZPP was not detected by hematofluorometry in most fish, but fish with detectable ZPP were from sites affected by mining. Collectively, these results confirm that metals are released to streams from active lead-zinc mining sites and are accumulated by fish. ?? 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Microflora en semillas de frijol

    Jos\\u00E9 B. Membre\\u00F1o

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Microflora en semillas de frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L.. Se estudió la microflora bacteriana presente en semillas de frijol y su relación con Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli (Xcp, en 118 genotipos procedentes de VIDAC-98, INTA- Nicaragua, TARS-USDA e Isabela-P.R. Se utilizaron cinco métodos de aislamiento: semilla desinfectada con hipoclorito de sodio, semilla en caldo nutritivo refrigerada por una hora, dispersión de 0,1 ml de suspensión de semillas en medio sólido, siembra líquida de 1 ml de suspensión y semilla en caldo nutritivo, agitado y refrigerado por 24 horas. Se aislaron 104 colonias amarillas de 41 genotipos. Treinta y seis colonias fueron KOH positivo (Gram negativo, 68 negativo (Gram positivo y 34 hidrolizaron almidón. Las colonias de pigmentación amarilla resultaron no patogénicas bajo condiciones de invernadero. Estas se identificaron con el sistema BIOLOG como: Pantoea agglomerans (25, Xanthomonas campestris (2, Enterobacter agglomerans (2, Sphingomonas paucimobilis (2, Pseudomonas fluorescens y Flavimonas oryzihabitans. En adición, los genotipos portaron colonias con pigmentación distinta a la amarilla. En las pruebas de antagonismo se identificaron colonias con actividad de deoxyribonucleasa y de antibiosis a Xcp. De éstas, 15 colonias inhibieron a Xcp significativamente. Se identificaron los hongos Rhizoctonia solani, Penicillium spp., Fusarium spp., Aspergillus flavus, Rhizopus nigricans y Macrophomina phaseolina en un 52,9 % del total de genotipos evaluados

  20. Classification and characterization of species within the genus lens using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS.

    Melissa M L Wong

    Full Text Available Lentil (Lens culinaris ssp. culinaris is a nutritious and affordable pulse with an ancient crop domestication history. The genus Lens consists of seven taxa, however, there are many discrepancies in the taxon and gene pool classification of lentil and its wild relatives. Due to the narrow genetic basis of cultivated lentil, there is a need towards better understanding of the relationships amongst wild germplasm to assist introgression of favourable genes into lentil breeding programs. Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS is an easy and affordable method that allows multiplexing of up to 384 samples or more per library to generate genome-wide single nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP markers. In this study, we aimed to characterize our lentil germplasm collection using a two-enzyme GBS approach. We constructed two 96-plex GBS libraries with a total of 60 accessions where some accessions had several samples and each sample was sequenced in two technical replicates. We developed an automated GBS pipeline and detected a total of 266,356 genome-wide SNPs. After filtering low quality and redundant SNPs based on haplotype information, we constructed a maximum-likelihood tree using 5,389 SNPs. The phylogenetic tree grouped the germplasm collection into their respective taxa with strong support. Based on phylogenetic tree and STRUCTURE analysis, we identified four gene pools, namely L. culinaris/L. orientalis/L. tomentosus, L. lamottei/L. odemensis, L. ervoides and L. nigricans which form primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary gene pools, respectively. We discovered sequencing bias problems likely due to DNA quality and observed severe run-to-run variation in the wild lentils. We examined the authenticity of the germplasm collection and identified 17% misclassified samples. Our study demonstrated that GBS is a promising and affordable tool for screening by plant breeders interested in crop wild relatives.

  1. Repetitive sequences associated with differentiation of W chromosome in Semaprochilodus taeniurus.

    Terencio, Maria Leandra; Schneider, Carlos Henrique; Gross, Maria Claudia; Nogaroto, Viviane; de Almeida, Mara Cristina; Artoni, Roberto Ferreira; Vicari, Marcelo Ricardo; Feldberg, Eliana

    2012-12-01

    The possible origins and differentiation of a ZZ/ZW sex chromosome system in Semaprochilodus taeniurus, the only species of the family Prochilodontidae known to possess heteromorphic sex chromosomes, were examined by conventional (C-banding) and molecular (cross-species hybridization of W-specific WCP, Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with telomere (TTAGGG)n, and Rex1 probes) cytogenetic protocols. Several segments obtained by W-specific probe were cloned, and the sequences localized on the W chromosome were identified by DNA sequencing and search of nucleotide collections of the NCBI and GIRI using BLAST and CENSOR, respectively. Blocks of constitutive heterochromatin in chromosomes of S. taeniurus were observed in the centromere of all autosomal chromosomes and in the terminal, interstitial, and pericentromeric regions of the W chromosome, which did not demonstrate interstitial telomeric sites with FISH of the telomere probe. The Rex1 probe displayed a compartmentalized distribution pattern in some chromosomes and showed signs of invasion of the pericentromeric region in the W chromosome. Chromosomal painting with the W-specific WCP of S. taeniurus onto its own chromosomes showed complete staining of the W chromosome, centromeric sites, and the ends of the Z chromosome, as well as other autosomes. However, cross-species painting using this WCP on chromosomes of S. insignis, Prochilodus lineatus, and P. nigricans did not reveal a proto-W element, but instead demonstrated scattered positive signals of repetitive DNAs. Identification of the W-specific repetitive sequences showed high similarity to microsatellites and transposable elements. Classes of repetitive DNA identified in the W chromosome suggested that the genetic degeneration of this chromosome in S. taeniurus occurred through accumulation of these repetitive DNAs. PMID:23325335

  2. Can Homeopathy Bring Additional Benefits to Thalassemic Patients on Hydroxyurea Therapy? Encouraging Results of a Preliminary Study

    Antara Banerjee

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Several homeopathic remedies, namely, Pulsatilla Nigricans (30th potency, Ceanothus Americanus (both mother tincture and 6th potency and Ferrum Metallicum (30th potency selected as per similia principles were administered to 38 thalassemic patients receiving Hydroxyurea (HU therapy for a varying period of time. Levels of serum ferritin (SF, fetal hemoglobin (HbF, hemoglobin (Hb, platelet count (PC, mean corpuscular volume (MCV, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC, mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH, white blood cell (WBC count, bilirubin content, alanine amino transferase (ALT, aspartate amino transferase (AST and serum total protein content of patients were determined before and 3 months after administration of the homeopathic remedies in combination with HU to evaluate additional benefits, if any, derived by the homeopathic remedies, by comparing the data with those of 38 subjects receiving only HU therapy. Preliminary results indicated that there was a significant decrease in the SF and increase in HbF levels in the combined, treated subjects. Although the changes in other parameters were not so significant, there was a significant decrease in size of spleen in most patients with spleenomegaly and improvement in general health conditions along with an increased gap between transfusions in most patients receiving the combined homeopathic treatment. The homeopathic remedies being inexpensive and without any known side-effects seem to have great potentials in bringing additional benefits to thalassemic patients; particularly in the developing world where blood transfusions suffer from inadequate screening and fall short of the stringent safety standards followed in the developed countries. Further independent studies are encouraged.

  3. Evaluación de extractos de algas marinas, con actividad antioxidante y reorganizadora de la fibra colágena

    Ángel R Concepción Alfonso

    2001-03-01

    treated with seaweed creams, collagen fibers reorganized, and "solar elastosis" and epidermic acanthosis decreased. Also antimflammatory effects were observed. It was concluded that the studied extracts had antiphotoaging capacity, therefore it was suggested that the best of such extracts be used in the preparation of creams to treat wrinkles

  4. Outbreaks of vesicular disease caused by Vaccinia virus in dairy cattle from Goiás State, Brazil (2010-2012

    Fabiano J.F. de Sant'Ana

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Cases of vesicular and exanthematic disease by Vaccinia virus (VACV have been reported in dairy herds of several Brazilian regions, occasionally also affecting humans. The present article describes eight outbreaks of vesicular disease caused by VACV in dairy herds of six counties of Goiás state, Midwestern Brazil (2010-2012, involving a total of 122 cows, 12 calves and 11 people. Dairy cows (3 to 9 years old were affected in all cases and calves (2 to 9 months old were affected in five outbreaks, presenting oral lesions. The morbidity ranged between 8 and 100% in cows, and 1.5 to 31% in calves. In the cows, the clinical signs started with vesicles (2-7mm, painful and coalescent papules (3-8 mm, which resulted in ulcers (5-25mm and scabs in teats, and, occasionally, in the muzzle. The clinical course lasted from 16 to 26 days. The histopathology of bovine skin samples revealed superficial perivascular inflammatory infiltrate of lymphocytes, plasma cells, neutrophils, macrophages and multifocal areas of acanthosis, spongiosis, hipergranulosis and parakeratotic or orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis with adjacent focally extensive ulcers. Eosinophilic inclusion bodies were noted in the cytoplasm of the keratinocytes. PCR to vgf gene of Orthopoxvirus was positive in samples collected from all outbreaks, and in some cases, genomic VACV sequences were identified by nucleotide sequencing of the PCR amplicons. Infectious virus was isolated in cell culture from scabs from one outbreak. Antibodies to Orthopoxvirus were detected in at least 3 or 4 animals in most outbreaks, by ELISA (outbreaks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 or virus-neutralization (outbreak 6. Neutralizing titers ranging from 8 to 64 in outbreak 6. In all outbreaks, VACV infection was suspected based on the clinical and pathological findings and it was confirmed by laboratory tests. Upon the etiological confirmation, other agents associated with vesicular disease were discarded. In all outbreaks, at least

  5. Hiperplasia epitelial focal (doença de Heck em descendente de índios brasileiros: relato de caso Focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck's disease in Brazilian indian descent: report of a case

    Pedro Paulo de Andrade Santos

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A hiperplasia epitelial focal, ou doença de Heck, é uma enfermidade rara, benigna, que afeta a mucosa oral de crianças e adultos jovens de diversas regiões do mundo e em diferentes grupos étnicos, como indígenas e esquimós. Apresenta correlação com o papilomavírus humano (HPV no qual os tipos 13 e 32 têm sido consistentemente detectados nessas lesões. Este artigo relata um caso de uma paciente de 18 anos de idade, descendente de índios potiguares, que compareceu ao serviço de estomatologia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN, exibindo lesões bem definidas, arredondadas, planas, localizadas em cavidade oral, com tempo de evolução de aproximadamente dois anos. As lesões foram submetidas a biópsias incisionais, constatado-se no exame histopatológico alterações epiteliais, como acantose, cristas epiteliais em forma de "taco de golfe" além de células mitosóides. Esses achados histopatológicos foram compatíveis com a hipótese clínica de hiperplasia epitelial focal (doença de Heck.The focal epithelial hyperplasia or Heck's disease is a benign rare pathology, that affects children and young adults oral mucosal in many world regions, and different ethnic groups, for example Indians and Eskimos. Presents correlation with the subtypes 13 and 32 of human papillomavirus (HPV. This article report a case of an 18-year-old patient, descent of potiguar indian, attended in stomatology service of Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN, presenting well defined lesions, round, plane, localized in oral cavity with an evolution of two years. The lesions were submitted to incisional biopsies, verifying in histopathologic exam, epithelial alterations, like acanthosis, epithelial projections in "parquet block of golf" beyond mitosoid cells. These histopathological findings were compatible with clinical hypothesis of focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck's disease.

  6. Effect of Probiotic Consortium on the Local Inflammatory Process in Chronic Periodontitis

    Zhanagul Khasenbekova

    2014-01-01

    with a merger of the acanthosis outgrowths and a formation of the fibrotic nodules. Biochemical investigations did not show significant changes in the indicators. Conclusions: In the settings of the chronic periodontitis model, the use of gelatin-based probiotic consortium consisting of Lactobacillus casei subsp. pseudoplantarum, Lactobacillus caseisubsp.casei, L.fermentum, L. helveticus. at 2.5 x 109 CFU/ml viable cell numbers lead to the reduction of the local inflammatory manifestations of the periodontitis in 14 days of treatment. 

  7. Síndrome metabólico: definición, historia, criterios

    Carlos Andrés Pineda

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome metabólico es un conjunto de factores de riesgo para diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DM2 y enfermedad cardiovascular, caracterizado por la presencia de resistencia a la insulina e hiperinsulinismo compensador asociados con trastornos del metabolismo de los carbohidratos y lípidos, cifras elevadas de presión arterial, y obesidad. Se hizo una revisión en Medline que arrojó 6,366 entradas para síndrome metabólico. Desde principios del siglo XX se describieron asociaciones de factores de riesgo. En 1988, Reaven observó que varios factores de riesgo (dislipidemia, hipertensión, hiperglicemia tendían a estar juntos. Este conjunto lo llamó síndrome X. El término síndrome metabólico como entidad diagnóstica con criterios definidos fue introducida por la OMS en 1998. La prevalencia del síndrome metabólico varía según factores como género, edad, etnia, pero se ubica entre 15% y 40%; es mayor en la población de origen hispano. Existen varios criterios para el diagnóstico de síndrome metabólico. El más conocido es del ATP III, donde se deben cumplir 3 ó más de los siguientes: perímetro abdominal elevado (>102 cm en hombres y >88 cm en mujeres, TG >150 mg/dl, HDL bajo (hombres 130/85 mm Hg, glicemia >110 mg/dl incluyendo diabetes mellitus. Se consideran otros factores como trombogénesis, inflamación, ácido úrico, estrés, cigarrillo, sedentarismo, edad, origen étnico, acantosis nigricans, síndrome de ovario poliquístico, microalbuminuria, hipotiroidismo primario, uso de inhibidores de proteasa para pacientes con VIH, exceso de glucocorticoides endógeno o exógeno.

  8. Síndrome metabólico: definición, historia, criterios

    Carlos Andrés Pineda

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome metabólico es un conjunto de factores de riesgo para diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DM2 y enfermedad cardiovascular, caracterizado por la presencia de resistencia a la insulina e hiperinsulinismo compensador asociados con trastornos del metabolismo de los carbohidratos y lípidos, cifras elevadas de presión arterial, y obesidad. Se hizo una revisión en Medline que arrojó 6,366 entradas para síndrome metabólico. Desde principios del siglo XX se describieron asociaciones de factores de riesgo. En 1988, Reaven observó que varios factores de riesgo (dislipidemia, hipertensión, hiperglicemia tendían a estar juntos. Este conjunto lo llamó síndrome X. El término síndrome metabólico como entidad diagnóstica con criterios definidos fue introducida por la OMS en 1998. La prevalencia del síndrome metabólico varía según factores como género, edad, etnia, pero se ubica entre 15% y 40%; es mayor en la población de origen hispano. Existen varios criterios para el diagnóstico de síndrome metabólico. El más conocido es del ATP III, donde se deben cumplir 3 ó más de los siguientes: perímetro abdominal elevado (>102 cm en hombres y >88 cm en mujeres, TG >150 mg/dl, HDL bajo (hombres 130/85 mm Hg, glicemia >110 mg/dl incluyendo diabetes mellitus. Se consideran otros factores como trombogénesis, inflamación, ácido úrico, estrés, cigarrillo, sedentarismo, edad, origen étnico, acantosis nigricans, síndrome de ovario poliquístico, microalbuminuria, hipotiroidismo primario, uso de inhibidores de proteasa para pacientes con VIH, exceso de glucocorticoides endógeno o exógeno.

  9. Patterns of commercial fish landings in the Loreto region (Peruvian Amazon) between 1984 and 2006.

    Garcia, Aurea; Tello, Salvador; Vargas, Gladis; Duponchelle, Fabrice

    2009-03-01

    Patterns of commercial fish catches over the period from 1984 to 2006 were studied in the Loreto region and in Iquitos, which is the most important town of the region and the principal fish marketplace of the Peruvian Amazon. Despite important inter-annual variations, the overall fish landings have significantly increased in the region during this period. The same three species dominated the catches during the whole period (Prochilodus nigricans, Potamorhina altamazonica and Psectrogaster amazonica), making up about 62% of the catches. However, the number of species exploited by commercial fisheries increased considerably during the 22 years of this study (from about 21 species in 1984 to over 65 in 2006), although part of the difference may be accounted for by a better identification of individual species nowadays. At the same time, the large high-valued species, such as Arapaima gigas, Colossoma macropomum and Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii, declined significantly and were replaced by smaller, short-lived and lower-valued species. Catches of the silver Arahuana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum) also declined significantly during the studied period, strengthening recent warnings about the species' conservation status (Moreau and Coomes, Oryx 40:152-160, 2006). The relative proportions of the trophic groups (detritivores, omnivores and piscivores) remained relatively constant over the study period, but there were significant changes in the relative abundances of the species groups. The proportion of the dominant group, the Characiformes, which averaged about 81% of the catches, increased between 1984 and 2006, whereas the proportion of the Siluriformes and Perciformes remained constant. On the other hand, the proportion of Osteoglossiformes, represented only by two well known species (Arapaima gigas and Osteoglossum bicirrhosum), declined sharply during the same period. Important differences were observed between the landings of Iquitos and the landing of the whole Loreto

  10. Population demographics of catostomids in large river ecosystems: effects of discharge and temperature on recruitment dynamics and growth

    Quist, M.C.; Spiegel, J.R.

    2011-01-01

    Catostomids are among the most widespread and ecologically important groups of fishes in North America, particularly in large river systems. Despite their importance, little information is available on their population demographics and even less is known about factors influencing their population dynamics. The objectives of this study were to describe annual mortality, recruitment variation, and growth of eight catostomid species, and to evaluate the effects of discharge and temperature on year-class strength and growth in Iowa rivers. Catostomids were sampled from 3-km reaches in four nonwadable rivers during June–August 2009. Northern hogsucker, Hypentelium nigricans, golden redhorse, Moxostoma erythrurum, and shorthead redhorse, M. macrolepidotum, typically lived 6–8 years, had very stable recruitment, and had high total annual mortality (i.e., 40–60%). Golden redhorse exhibited the fastest growth of all species. Growth of northern hogsucker and shorthead redhorse was intermediate to the other catostomids. Highfin carpsucker, Carpiodes velifer, quillback, Carpiodes cyprinus, and white sucker, Catostomus commersonii, had high growth rates, low mortality (i.e., 25–30%), and relatively stable recruitment. River carpsucker, Carpiodes carpio, and silver redhorse, M. anisurum, had higher maximum ages (up to age 11), slower growth, lower total annual mortality (20–25%), and higher recruitment variability than the other species. Neither discharge nor temperature was strongly related to recruitment of catostomids. In contrast, several interesting patterns were observed with regard to growth. Species (e.g., carpsuckers, Carpiodes spp.) that typically consume prey items most common in fine substrates (e.g., chironomids) had higher growth rates in reaches dominated by sand and silt substrate. Species (e.g., northern hogsucker) that consume prey associated with large substrates (e.g., plecopterans) had much faster growth in reaches with a high proportion of rocky

  11. Morcegos cavernícolas da região do Distrito Federal, centro-oeste do Brasil (Mammalia, Chiroptera Cave bats from the Distrito Federal area in Mid-Western Brazil (Mammalia, Chiroptera

    Angelika Bredt

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Between 1989 and 1995, twenty caves in the Distrito Federal area in mid-western Brazil were assessed for bat species richness, frequency, spatial distribution, behavior, reproduction and inter-specific cohabitation. The general state of conservation of the caves was also assessed. Of the 20 caves studied, 12 were less than 100 m long, five between 100 m and 300 m, and three were longerthan 300 m. Twenty-two species of six different families were observed: 16 species belonged to Phyllostomidae, two to Vespertilionidae and Mormoopidae and one to Furipteridae and Emballonuridae. In this study, 17 species were characterized as Distrito Federal cave dwellers. The most prevalent were Desmodus rotundus, Glossophaga soricina and Carollia perspicillata. The least prevalent were Lonchorhina aurita, Pteronotus gymnonotus and Phylloderma stenops. Since some Anoura caudifer, Platyrrhinus lineatus, Myotis nigricans, Micronycteris minuta, and Eptesicus brasiliensis individuals were captured only while going into the caves early in the night, they were not considered cave dwellers. Even though, they probably use the caves as a daytime roosting place. Surprisingly, Lonchophylla dekeyseri, considered to be the only endemic bat species in the Cerrado ecosystem, was observed in three of the surveyed caves. Further biological studies are necessary to determine the biology of L. dekeyseri and the necessity of its conservation. The bat colonies observed were usually of a small size. Few colonies of D. rotundus and Anoura geoffroyi contained more than 300 individuals of both sexes. Only a inale group of L. aurita was observed in the Distrito Federal area. Twelve of the surveyed caves were hard to access and therefore well protected. Four of the caves received some public visitation, two were located near limestone mines, one was located near an urban area. and one had both public visitation and deforestation near its entrance. In this latter cave, no bats were observed

  12. ИЗУЧЕНИЕ ПРОФИЛЯ ГИПЕРЧУВСТВИТЕЛЬНОСТИ К ПЫЛЬЦЕВЫМ И ГРИБНЫМ АЛЛЕРГЕНАМ В МОСКОВСКОМ РЕГИОНЕ

    Ахапкина, Ирина; Краханенкова, С.; Добронравова, Е.; Шушпанова, Е.

    2014-01-01

    Профиль гиперчувствительности к пыльцевым и грибным аллергенам (АГ) является важным элементом общей картины иммунных заболеваний, необходимым для разработки эффективности лечебных препаратов. Цель работы заключалась в анализе частоты выявления сочетанных форм гиперчувствительности к пыльцевым и грибным АГ (пыльцы березы, лещины, ежи сборной, полыни, грибов A. alternata, C. herbarum, R. nigricans, P. notatum, C. albicans, A. fumigatus) в Московском регионе на основании данных скарификационных ...

  13. Late Quaternary biomass changes from 13C measurements in a highland peatbog from Equatorial Africa (Burundi)

    Stable carbon isotope ratios of total organic matter were measured in two cores collected from the Kashiru peatbog in Burundi, Equatorial Africa. The record, which spans at least the last 40,000 yr, documents the C3-C4 biomass balance in the organic sediment. Among the major modern peat formers, most plants are C3 species and are characterized by δ13C values of -25.5 ± 2.3% (vs PDB). The C4 plants, which are characterized by higher δ13C values (-11.3 ± 0.7%) belong to the Gramineae (Miscanthidium sp.) and Cyperaceae families (Cyperus latifolius, C. papyrus, Pycreus nigricans). In the fossil record, δ13C values of total organic matter vary between -28 and -15% in response to the relative fluxes of C3 and C4 plants. Before 30,000 yr B.P., low δ13C values (-23.5 ± 1.1%) match high arboreal pollen contents. From 30,000 to 15,000 yr B.P., higher δ13C values (-17.6 ± 1.1%) correspond to a significant increase in percentages of grass pollen. During this episode, a short and sharp shift toward lighter carbon isotopic compositions at 21,000 yr B.P. is synchronous with higher input of arboreal pollen. From 15,000 to 12,000 yr B.P., the 13C content decreases (δ13C = -22.9 ± 1.4%). This shift, which cannot be explained by an increase in the arboreal vegetation, could be explained by the spreading of C3 Gramineae or C3 Cyperaceae. The interval from 12,000 to 7000 yr B.P. is poorly documented in these cores due to much lower organic matter accumulation. Low δ13C values (δ13C = -25.2 ± 1.3%) are observed from 7000 to 5000 yr B.P., when the pollen data show development of C3 mountain forest. The Late Holocene is characterized by a mixed C3-C4 organic matter accumulation (δ13C = -20.9 ± 1.6%). This study depicts a change in the dominant photosynthetic pathway among the herbaceous components, notably at the glacial-interglacial transition, when C3 plants were favored by increased water supply and/or higher atmospheric CO2 concentration. (author)

  14. Quantitative Classification of Epiphytic Lichen Communities in Tumur Peak National Natural Reserve%新疆托木尔峰国家级自然保护区树附生地衣群落数量分类1)

    艾尼瓦尔·吐米尔; 阿不都拉·阿巴斯

    2015-01-01

    在托木尔峰国家级自然保护区(海拔2200~3000 m)设置25个20 m×20 m的样地,调查样地内树附生地衣种类、地衣盖度和生境指标。以地衣种盖度为指标,应用除趋势对应分析法( DCA)和双向指示种分析法( TWINSPAN)对树附生地衣群落进行数量分类。根据数量分类结果并综合生境特征,将保护区树附生地衣划分为4个群落类型。群落A:茎口果粉衣( Chaenotheca stemonea ( Ach.) Muell)+黑蜈蚣衣( Phaeophyscia nigricans ( Flk.) Moberg)+枪石蕊群落(Cladonia coniocraea (Floerke) Spreng.);群落B:黄烛衣(Candelaria concolor (Dicks.) Stein.)+粉粒树花( Ramalina pollinaria ( Westr.) Ach).+中国树花( R.sinensis Jatta.);群落C:柯贝尔副茶渍( Lecania koerberi-ana Lahm.)+金黄茶渍( Candelariella aurella ( Hoffm.) Zahlbr.)+粗糙猫耳衣( Lepot gium brebisonii Mont.apud Webb.);群落D:斑面蜈蚣衣( Physcia aiop lia ( Humb.) Furnr.)+类锈橙衣( Caloplaca ferrugineoides ( H.Magn))+污白雪花衣( Anophychia ulto hir coied s ( Vain.) Vain.)。群落B和群落C的相似性最高,相似性系数为0.918;群落C和群落D的相似性系数为0.649;群落A与群落D相似性系数最低,相似性系数为0.264。树附生地衣的分布与海拔的关系较密切,高海拔和低海拔地带树附生地衣群落物种组成具有显著性差异。%We set 25 quadrats of 20 m×20 m at different altitudes along an altitudinal gradient of 2 200-3 000 m in Tumur Peak National Natural Reserve in Xinjiang .We identified lichen species in each quadrat and measured the lichen coverage of the quadrat combined with several environmental indices .We used the detrended correspondence analysis ( DCA) and two-way indicator species analysis (TWINSPAN)methods to classify the epiphytic lichens communities

  15. Vírus da raiva em quirópteros naturalmente infectados no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil Rabies virus in naturally infected bats in the State of São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil

    Karin Corrêa Scheffer

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar as espécies de morcegos envolvidas na manutenção do ciclo da raiva, verificar a distribuição do vírus da raiva em tecidos e órgãos de morcegos e os períodos de mortalidade dos camundongos inoculados. MÉTODOS: A positividade para o vírus da raiva foi avaliada por imunofluorescência direta em morcegos de municípios do Estado de São Paulo, de abril de 2002 a novembro de 2003. A distribuição do vírus nos morcegos foi avaliada pela inoculação de camundongos e infecção de células N2A, com suspensões a 20% preparadas a partir de fragmentos de diversos órgãos e tecidos, além de cérebro e glândula salivar. A mortalidade dos camundongos foi observada diariamente, após inoculação intracerebral. RESULTADOS: Dos 4.393 morcegos pesquisados, 1,9% foram positivos para o vírus da raiva, pertencentes a dez gêneros, com predomínio de insetívoros. A média do período máximo de mortalidade dos camundongos pós-inoculação a partir de cérebros e glândulas salivares de morcegos hematófagos foi de 15,33±2,08 dias e 11,33±2,30 dias; insetívoros, 16,45±4,48 dias e 18,91±6,12 dias; e frugívoros, 12,60±2,13 dias e 15,67±4,82 dias, respectivamente. CONCLUSÕES: As espécies infectadas com o vírus da raiva foram: Artibeus lituratus, Artibeus sp., Myotis nigricans, Myotis sp., Eptesicus sp., Lasiurus ega, Lasiurus cinereus, Nyctinomops laticaudatus, Tadarida brasiliensis, Histiotus velatus, Molossus rufus, Eumops sp. e Desmodus rotundus. A pesquisa de vírus em diferentes tecidos e órgãos mostrou-se que os mais apropriados para o isolamento foram cérebro e glândulas salivares.OBJECTIVE: To identify the species of bats involved in maintaining the rabies cycle; to investigate the distribution of the rabies virus in the tissues and organs of bats and the time taken for mortality among inoculated mice. METHODS: From April 2002 to November 2003, bats from municipalities in the State of São Paulo were

  16. 中西太平洋金枪鱼延绳钓主要渔获物垂直结构的初步研究%Vertical distribution of main species captured by tuna longline fishery in the Western and Central Pacific

    栾松鹤; 戴小杰; 田思泉; 张艳波

    2015-01-01

    line,length of branch line,main line length between branch lines and so on.The data of fishing gear were used to calculate caught depth by catenary equation.The actual average depth of each hook was measured based on the depth data recoreded by TDR.Based on depth data of longline hook recorded by TDR and capture hook position of pelagic species,shoaling rate of longline hook and vertical distribution were analyzed.The results were as follows:the absolute shoaling rate range of longline hook was 0.49 -44.73 m,and the average absolute shoaling rate was 23.29 m.The relative shoaling rate rang of longline hook was 0.65%-16.69%, and the average relative shoaling rate was 8.87%.The depth ranges of 12 main species were different.The species with the deepest depth was blue marlin (Makaira nigricans),and the species with the shallowest depth was Great barracuda (Lampris guttatus ).Cluster analysis showed that there were three vertical distribution structures among 12 main species;the first class with the shallowest depth was common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus),great barracuda(Sphyraena barracuda),wahoo(Acanthocybium solandri);the second class with deeper depth was escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum ),pelagic stingray (Dasyatis violacea ), albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga ),yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares ),slender mola (Ranzania laevis ), skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis );the third class with the deepest depth was bigeye tuna (Thunnus abesus),longnose lancetfish(Alepisaurus ferox),blue marlin(Makaira nigricans);the mean depth and depth distributions of bycatch species were significantly different from that of the targeted albacore tuna.Those results show that the theoretical depth of the catenary equation has a certain reference value in the Western and Central Pacific.Deploying longline hooks at appropriate depths can greatly improve catch of target species,and reduce bycatch of protected species and untargeted species.

  17. ANATOMIC-PATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF DIGITAL DERMATITIS WOUNDS IN CATTLE ESTUDO ANATOMOPATOLÓGICO DE LESÕES DE DERMATITE DIGITAL EM BOVINOS

    Camila França de Paula Orlando

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This essay had the scope of characterizing anatomic-pathological aspects of digital dermatitis wounds in distinct development phases. The essay was carried out from August 2004 and November 2005, using 40 cows distributed in four groups of ten animals each. Group I (GI consisted of clinically healthy animals, and groups II (GII, III (GIII and IV (GIV, consisted of animals bearing wounds in initial, erosive and proliferative phases, respectively. In GII histological observations were corneal stratus’ thickening, necrosis, hiperplasia, acanthosis, espongiosis and hyperqueratosis. In GIII it was observed hyperemia, ulcers, granulation tissue, hemorrhage and, microscopically, corneal layer thickening, paraqueratosis and multifocal necrosis. In GIV lesions of verrucous aspect, presence of fur, papillary projections were observed macroscopically, and, at histological examination, destruction of corneal layer and epidermis along with necrosis in all samples from the group.  Concerning the microbiota, fungi were not observed in any group. As for bacteria, mixed flora was observed, especially spirochetes, in GII, GIII e GIV. Finally, it was concluded that histological alterations in distinct phases of digital dermatitis may commonly be present, differing in terms of severity. The presence of spiral microorganisms suggests their association with etiopathogenesis.

    KEY WORDS: Cattle, digital lesions erosives and proliferatives, histopathology. Este trabalho objetivou caracterizar os aspectos anatomopatológicos das lesões de dermatite digital em diferentes fases evolutivas. O estudo ocorreu entre agosto de 2004 e novembro de 2005, utilizando-se quarenta vacas alocadas em quatro grupos, contendo dez animais cada. O grupo I (GI foi composto por animais clinicamente saudáveis e os grupos II (GII, III (GIII e IV (GIV, com lesões na fase inicial, erosiva e proliferativa, respectivamente. No GII, à histologia observaram-se espessamento do

  18. Insulin resistance and clinical aspects of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

    Agarwal, Naresh; Sharma, Barjesh Chander

    2005-10-01

    Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is one of the most common liver disorders. This is highly prevalent in obese and diabetic subjects. Persons with central obesity are at particular risk. Other clinical predictors are age more than 40-50 years and hyperlipidemias, but none of these factors is invariable for causation of NASH. Other reported associations are, celiac disease, Wilson's Disease and few other metabolic diseases. Drugs, particularly amiodarone, tamoxifen, nucleoside analogues and methotrxate have also been linked to NASH. The disease is evenly distributed in both sexes but advanced disease is more common in women. Ethnic variation exists and African Americans are less affected than Hispanic Americans. Specific clinical features of NASH are infrequent. Patients usually come to clinical attention by elevated liver enzymes found on routine evaluation but on history, about two third of patients will admit to have mild fatigue and about half will report right upper quadrant pain. Rarely, patient may present with a complication of cirrhosis. Physical examination may reveal hepatomegaly and splenomegaly. Research in last few years has stressed that development of steatosis, stetohepatitis, fibrosis with subsequent cirrhosis are most probably the result of insulin resistance. Therefore, clinical features may reflect existence of insulin resistance. Obesity, particularly central obesity is most important of these. Patients may have sleep apnea syndrome. Hypertension and manifestations of diabetes mellitus like polyuria, polydypsia, and neurological deficits may occur. Patients may have varying combination of obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and impaired fibrinolysis (syndrome X). Children with insulin resistance may show acanthosis nigricance. Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, which consists of insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity, hirsutism, oligo or polymenorrha and hyperlipidemia may have NASH. Other rare manifestations of insulin

  19. Evaluation of morphological changes of the skin after radiation-induced injury in Wistar rats

    . The optical microscope verified the early development of lesions in the 5 days group. After 10 days of irradiation it was already possible to see evidences of epidermal healing under the crust formed by the lesion. At 15 days after irradiation the tissue beneath the lesion had reconstructed epidermis. It was also observed the characteristics of tissue healing. It was also seen a significant polymorphonuclear cells infiltration. After 25 days at the higher doses the lesions remained, which did not occur at the lower dose, where the irradiated area of the animals were already completely healed. After 100 days of irradiation at 40Gy dose the wound was healed with the emergence of a well defined healed tissue. At the 60Gy dose, the lesion persisted in some animals, and in those that healing occurred the epidermis was a hypertrophied (acanthosis). It was visualized a tissue with their morphological aspect completely mis characterized, where it's possible to view a necrotic tissue. The results of the scanning electron microscopy analysis corroborate with the in optical microscopy findings, where it's possible to visualize the distortion of collagen fibers at the higher dosages. The results indicate that the used doses induced an important skin inflammatory process, activating the immune system. This fact leads to an increase in the expression of TGF beta1, one of the responsible for the increased production of extracellular matrix (ECM) by various cell types, mainly fibroblasts in injured tissues. Besides the increased expression of ECM, the TGF beta1 also promotes the inhibition of the degradation processes of the same. The intense expression of cytokines in irradiated skin can trigger the fibrosis process; consequently, affect the homeostasis of this organ due to the accumulation of ECM. (author)

  20. Meyerson Phenomenon as a Component of Melanoma in situ.

    Sezer, Engin; Özturk Durmaz, Emel; Çetin, Emel; Şahin, Sedef

    2016-04-01

    Meyerson phenomenon (MP) is characterized by a symmetrical area of erythema and scales encircling a central lesion, which is most commonly a banal melanocytic nevus. Herein, we describe an unusual case with MP representing an eczematized response to a melanoma in situ and review the literature covering this entity. A 56-year-old man presented with a 6-month history of a pruritic, pigmented lesion on the trunk. The patient had no other significant medical history and no notable family history of similar lesions. Physical examination revealed an irregular, hyperpigmented plaque, 1 cm in diameter, with a surrounding halo of erythematous, scaly areas on the right abdominal region (Figure 1, a). On dermatoscopical examination, an irregular, broadened pigment network, radial streaming, and a focal blue-white veil, encircled by a homogenous, erythematous zone was observed (Figure 1, b). Based on clinical and dermatoscopical findings, a presumptive diagnosis of MP occurring on an early melanoma was made and the lesion was excised with a 5 mm safety margin. Histopathological examination of the excised material revealed a central intraepidermal atypical, confluent melanocytic proliferation with angular, hyperkeratotic, and irregular nuclei and a prominent fixation artifact around the cells (Figure 1, c). Human melanoma black (HMB-45) immunostaining highlighted the confluence of the neoplastic melanocytic proliferation. Lymphohistiocytic infiltration with melanophages was also identified in the upper dermis. An interesting feature was the presence of subacute spongiotic dermatitis around the melanocytic lesions (i.e. parakeratosis, serum/crusting, spongiosis, lymphocyte exocytosis, and acanthosis). Immunohistochemical staining with the Langerhans cell marker, CD1a, revealed an increased cell population in the perilesional, erythematous halo (Figure 1, d). A diagnosis of MP existing on melanoma in situ was established with clinical and histopathological findings. No recurrence

  1. The Mice Drawer System (MDS) Tissue Sharing Programme: effect of space conditions on skin metabolic activity and vascularization and potential impact of radiations in mice.

    Nusgens, Betty; Lambert, Charles; Liu, Yi; Cancedda, Ranieri; Tavella, Sara; Ruggiu, Alessandra; Colige, Alain

    morphological and immunochemical analysis aim at investigating dermal and epidermal thickness, number and surface of blood vessels (CD31, VW factor, type IV collagen) and lymphatics (D2-40, Lyve), score of acanthosis and papillomatosis, proliferation index (Ki67), epidermal markers of differentiation and FXIIIa positive dendritic cells. Another fragment of skin is used for measuring water content, total collagen content (hydroxyproline) and total proteoglycans content (uronic acid). A differential extraction procedure allows to quantify the newly synthetized collagen and the progressively more heavily cross-linked colla-gen, the pattern of extraction reflecting the turn-over rate of collagen. Quantitative RT-PCR procedure is used to evaluate the expression of extracellular matrix components (fibrillar and FACIT collagens), the enzymes involved in their postranslational modifications (ADAMTS-2, -3, -14, BMP1, prolylhydroxylase, lysyloxydase), the MMPs and their physiologic activators and inhibitors, proteoglycans of the hyalectans family and the SLRP, hyaluronansynthase, ag-grecanases of the ADAMTS family, and vascular markers (CD31, VEGF-A, -C, -D, VEGF-R1, -R2, -R3, PlGF, NRP1 2, SEMA3). A special attention will be paid to the splice variants of VEGF-A. We recently discovered a new splice variant, VEGF111, lacking exons 5, 6 and 7, bio-logically active and resistant to proteolysis that is specifically induced by genotoxic agents such as radiations. Its expression might reflect an impact of radiations during the long stay of the animals in space environment. Additionally, a genome-wide analysis of gene expression will be performed using DNA microarrays (Affimetrix). Partial results of the analyses under way will be presented. http://www.nasa.gov/missionp ages/station/science/experiments/M DS.html

  2. Ecologia de populações de morcegos cavernícolas em uma região cárstica do sudeste do Brasil

    Eleonora Trajano

    1984-01-01

    the same caves as D. rotundus, whereas Puripterus horrens and A. caudifer avoid them. Common species showed a «sunset-related» timing of flight activity. The emergence of the majority of the populations begins at dusk, but the activity peak at cave entrance varies in timing and duration. The strictly insectivorous species (Peropterix macrotis, Myotis nigricans and P. horrens and also A. caudifer leave the roost earlier, showing an emergence peak during the crepuscle; for the others, the peak occurs after darkening. A few species, such as D. rotundus and Lonchorhina aurita, emerge only after total darkness. The use of temporary, nocturnal roosts seems to be frequent in the Upper Ribeira, occurring during or after foraging activities; individuals of A. lituratus can use caves as ingesting places. C. perspicillata finishes its feeding activities earlier than the other common species, which indicates a high foraging efficiency. With few exceptions, bats of the Upper Ribeira do not carry their young during foraging. The supply of food for the hematophagous species is represented by small and medium sized domestic animals (poultry and pigs; wild animals may also be significant as prey.

  3. Individual heterogeneity in black brant survival and recruitment with implications for harvest dynamics.

    Lindberg, Mark S; Sedinger, James S; Lebreton, Jean-Dominique

    2013-10-01

    We examined individual heterogeneity in survival and recruitment of female Pacific black brant (Branta bernicla nigricans) using frailty models adapted to a capture-mark-recapture context. Our main objectives were (1) to quantify levels of heterogeneity and examine factors affecting heterogeneity, and (2) model the effects of individual heterogeneity on harvest dynamics through matrix models. We used 24 years of data on brant marked and recaptured at the Tutakoke River colony, AK. Multievent models were fit as hidden Markov chain using program E-SURGE with an adequate overdispersion coefficient. Annual survival of individuals marked as goslings was heterogeneous among individuals and year specific with about 0.23 difference in survival between "high" (0.73)- and "low" (0.50)-quality individuals at average survival probability. Adult survival (0.85 ± 0.004) was homogeneous and higher than survival of both groups of juveniles. The annual recruitment probability was heterogeneous for brant >1-year-old; 0.56 (±0.21) and 0.31 (±0.03) for high- and low-quality individuals, respectively. Assuming equal clutch sizes for high- and low-quality individuals and that 80% of offspring were in the same quality class as the breeding female resulted in reproductive values about twice as high for high-quality individuals than low-quality individual for a given class of individuals producing differential contributions to population growth among groups. Differences in reproductive values greatly increased when we assumed high-quality individuals had larger clutch sizes. When we assumed that 50% of offspring were in the same quality class as their mothers and clutches were equal, differences in reproductive values between quality classes were greatly reduced or eliminated (breeders [BRs]). We considered several harvest scenarios using the assumption that 80% of offspring were in the same quality class as their mothers. The amount of compensation for harvest mortality declined as the

  4. Combate ao Desmodus rotundus rotundus (E. Geoffroy,1810 na região cárstica de Cordisburgo e Curvelo, Minas Gerais

    Almeida E.O.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar em uma região cárstica o tipo de refúgio, as espécies de morcegos, a população de animais domésticos, as associações interespecíficas nas coabitações com outros mamíferos silvestres suscetíveis à raiva e a eficácia da warfarina aplicada no dorso do Desmodus rotundus rotundus foi realizada uma pesquisa de maio de 1998 a março de 2000, nos municípios de Cordisburgo e Curvelo, Minas Gerais. Em 49 refúgios vistoriados, 29 naturais e 20 artificiais, localizados em 14 propriedades, encontrou-se o Desmodus rotundus rotundus em 18 abrigos naturais. Destes, 17 eram cavernas formadas pela dissolução ou abatimento de rocha calcária, típica do carste, e um era túnel escavado na terra pela ação das águas de um rio. As características geomorfológicas e de localização espacial foram registradas com base nas coordenadas geográficas, obtidas com auxílio de um sensor geográfico de posição. Nesses abrigos foram capturados e identificados 1457 morcegos de 14 espécies, sendo 640 Glossophaga soricina (Pallas, 1766, 566 Desmodus rotundus (E. Geoffroy, 1810, 73 Anoura geoffroyi (Gray 1838, 58 Trachops cirrhosus (Spix, 1823, 38 Diphylla ecaudata ecaudata (Spix, 1823, 23 Platyhrrinus lineatus (E. Geoffroy, 1810, 16 Lasiurus ega (Gervais, 1856, 14 Carollia perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758, 13 Phyllostomus hastatus hastatus (Pallas, 1767, 9 Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818, 3 Mimmon bennettii (Gray, 1838, 2 Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821, 1 Eptesicus brasiliensis (Desmarest, 1819 e 1 Pygoderma bilabiatum (Wagner, 1843. Não se conseguiu isolar ou detectar o vírus rábico no cérebro de 25 hematófagos selecionados e em 52 de outras espécies. A maioria desses abrigos também era usada por pacas (Agouti paca Linnaues, 1766, capivaras (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris, Linnaues, 1766, guaxinins (Procyon cancrivorus, G. Cuvier, 1798 e raposas (Lycalopex vetulus, Lund, 1842 que são suscetíveis à raiva. Em 546 Desmodus

  5. 绒白乳菇发酵液提取物的抑茵活性及稳定性研究%Antimicrobial activity and stability of extraction from Lactarius vellereus fermenting liquor

    计红芳; 张令文; 王青; 张慧蓉; 宋瑞清

    2011-01-01

    研究了绒白乳菇发酵液及其提取物对常见食品污染微生物和杨树叶枯病菌的抑制作用,并探讨了各种因素对提取物抑制叶枯病茵活性的影响,结果表明,该提取物对供试细菌的抑制能力强于真菌,对金黄色葡萄球菌的抑制能力最强,其次为枯草杆茵与大肠杆茵,对酵母茵抑制作用微弱;对黑根霉、黑曲霉均不具有抑制作用.提取物对叶枯病茵生长具有较强的抑制作用,对茵体生长的有效中质量浓度为0.912 mg/mL,对孢子萌发的有效中质量浓度为0.609 mg/mL;发酵液提取物具有较宽的pH值范围,有一定的抗氧化还原能力,具有良好的耐热性,低质量浓度的Fe3+、Fe2+、Zn2+对提取物无破坏作用,Cu2+、Al3+的破坏作用极强,Na+、K+、Mg2+、Ca2+等大量元素、紫外线与贮存时间对其抑茵活性无影响.%The inhibition activities of extraction from Lactarius vellereus fermenting liquor to some food polluted microorganisms and Altemaria alternata were studied. Simultaneously, the effects of factors on anti-A. Alternata activities were discussed. The results showed that the extraction had stronger inhibition on bacteria than that on epiphyte, that is, the inhibition ability on Staphylococcus aureus was the strongest, then was Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli, and then was Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the weakest was on Rhizopus nigricans and As-pergillus niger. The inhibition on the growth of A. Alternata was strong, and the LC50 on mycelium growth and spore germination was 0.912 mg/mL and 0. 609 mg/mL, respectively. The inhibition ability of the extraction did not change significantly within the wider range of pH value, and the extraction had certain ability of anti-oxidation and anti-deoxidization. The extraction had good thermo-stability. Lower concentration of Fe3+ , Fe2+ and Zn2 + had no destructive effects on the extract, while Cu2 + and Al3+ had strong destruction. The inhibition ability of

  6. Taxonomia da subfamília Corinninae (Araneae, Corinnidae nas regiões neotropical e neártica Taxonomy of the subfamily Corinninae (Araneae, Corinnidae in neotropical and neartic regions

    Alexandre Bragio Bonaldo

    2000-11-01

    . O. Pickard-Cambridge, C. nigricans (C. L. Koch, C. plumatus (L. Koch, C. praeceps (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, C. silvaticus (Chickering, C. uncatus (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, Erendira luteomaculatta (Petrunkevitch, E. pallidoguttata (Simon, E. subsignata (Simon, Falconina albomaculosa (Schmidt, F. crassipalpis (Chickering, F. gracilis (Keyserling, Megalostrata raptrix (L. Koch, Paradiestus egregius (Simon, P. giganteus (Karsch, P. penicillatus (Mello-Leitão, P. vitiosus (Keyserling, Septentrinna bicalcarata (Simon, S. paradoxa (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, S. retusa (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, Simonestus pseudobulbolus (Caporiacco, S. robustus (Chickering, S. semiluna (F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, Stethorrhagus maculatus (L. Koch and Xeropigo smedigari (Caporiacco; from Diestus, Corinna alticeps (Keyserling, C. kochi (Simon, Simonestus occidentalis (Schenkel, S. separatus (Schmidt and S. validus (Simon; from Lausus, Corinna grandis (Simon and Abapeba sicarioides (Mello-Leitão; from Medmassa, Corinna andina (Simon and C. venezuelica (Caporiacco; from Megalostrata, Erendira atrox (Caporiacco and Erendira pictitorax (Caporiacco; from Parachemmis, Tupirinna trilineata (Chickering. Five combinations are restaured: Corinna aenea Simon, Creugas cinnamius Simon, Creugas gulosus Thorell, Falconina melloi (Schenkel, Paradiestus aurantiacus Mello-Leitão. Twenty five new synonymies are proposed: Diestus altifrons Mello-Leitão with Corinna nitens (Keyserling; Corinna tomentosa Simon, C. tridentina Mello-Leitão, Hypsinotus flavipes Keyserling, H. humilis Keyserling and Xeropigo scutulatus Simon with Xeropigo tridentiger (O. Pickard-Cambridge; Corinna cribosa Mello-Leitão and C. stigmatica Simon with Falconina gracilis (Keyserling; Corinna casueta Chickering with SIMONestus separatus (Schmidt; Corinna abnormis Petrunkevitch, C. antillana BRYANT, C. consobrina Simon, C. inornata Kraus, C. nervosa F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, C. wolleboeki Banks, Creugas cetratus Simon, C. senegalensis Simon

  7. Plausibility of the implausible: is it possible that ultra-high dilutions ‘without biological activity’ cause adverse effects?

    Marcus Zulian Teixeira

    2013-06-01

    intermediate to high propensity to produce at least one of the five symptoms that define ALTE, when given in homeopathic dilutions. Two of these (Veratrum album and Cuprum metallicum have an intermediate-to-high propensity to produce three of the four possible ALTE symptoms”. The authors conclude that “it is unlikely that the ALTE following ingestion of GCB was a toxic reaction to any of the drug’s component”, proposing the ‘homeopathic theory’ (pathogenetic manifestations [15] as explanation for this linkage. In view of these results, it can be inferred that AEs caused by homeopathic medicines at potencies ≥ 6C ‘are more closely related to the imponderable effects of ultra-high dilutions than the toxic (allergic effects of substances’. Accordingly, other case reports cited in that review described serious AEs with potencies of this magnitude, including the occurrence of ‘drug rash with eosinophilia and severe pulmonary involvement’ after using Sedativ PC (complex homeopathic medicine with 6 ingredients in 6CH [16], and the occurrence of ‘heart disease and bladder cancer’ with a complex homeopathic medicine in very high potencies (Aconitum napellus, Barytacarbonica, Cantharis vesicatoria, Gambogia, Pulsatilla nigricans and Rhus toxicodendron at 1000c, M or 10M potencies [17], discarding any influence of ‘toxicity of substances’. Similarly, in a systematic review on information regarding adverse effects of homeopathic medicines including 19 reports of clinical trials, 19 case (or case series reports and 15 homeopathic pathogenetic trials, Dantas and Rampes [18] concluded that “the mean incidence of AEs of homeopathic medicines (ultra-high dilutions was greater than placebo (9.4/6.1 in controlled clinical trials”, including mostly headaches, tiredness, skin eruptions, dizziness, bowel dysfunction such as diarrhea or loose stools and, more frequently, aggravations of symptoms following the administration of homeopathic medicines. Countering

  8. Resúmenes del Segundo Congreso Colombiano y Segundo Simposio Latinoamericano, Iberoamericano y Colombiano sobre Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica

    2007-03-01

    á, ColombiaIntroducción: La enfermedad hepática grasa no alcohólica (NAFLD, en inglés «Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease» en niños obesos y su progresión a cirrosis, falla hepática y hepatocarcinoma es una consecuencia subestimada. No existen estudios que determinen su frecuencia en nuestro medio en niños. Objetivo: Determinar la frecuencia de hígado graso no alcohólico (NAFL mediante ultrasonográfía en un grupo de niños obesos. Pacientes y métodos: estudio prospectivo, descriptivo y de corte transversal, de 19 niños obesos (IMC >p95 según tablas de la NCHS entre 8-17 años (mayor prevalencia de la Fundación Cardio-Infantil. La presencia de hígado graso no alcohólico fue evaluado mediante ultrasonografía, previa autorización escrita. La infiltración grasa fue clasificada en grados del I-III. El estudio fue aprobado por el comité de bioética. Resultados: Encontramos una frecuencia de hígado graso no alcohólico (NAFL de 36.8%, mayor en el sexo masculino (71% y en pacientes con alto IMC (>p97, con antecedentes familiares de sobrepeso y/o diabetes tipo 2 (68% y 37% respectivamente, presencia de Acantosis nigricans (37% y transaminasas elevadas (AST 85% y ALT 100%. Conclusiones: Se encontró una alta frecuencia (36.8% de hígado graso mediante la ultrasonografía en estos niños obesos. Esta detección temprana evitaría complicaciones y su progresión. Se requieren estudios más amplios para determinar el diagnóstico y tratamiento más apropiado en niños.La nutrición en el escenario escolarFajardo AM, Gómez IM, Mondragón G, Corredor D, Ortegón J, Tovar LFacultad de Enfermería, Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, ColombiaDesde las políticas colombianas sobre salud al colegio, se trabajó desde abril a diciembre del 2006 en una fundación que acoge niñas entre los 6 y los 20 años de edad que fomenta el desarrollo de actividades de educación y capacitación no formal, el fortalecimiento de principios y valores para la vida, como asistencia