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7 Days To Die Progression.xml
tumorigenesis and metachronous second primary cancer are well-established complications in patients with cancer. multidisciplinary approaches are needed to eliminate such threats, as the risk of tumorigenesis is higher in certain locations, such as the head and neck. unfortunately, effective, novel prevention and surveillance approaches that are both of low cost and low risk are still lacking.
we studied the mechanisms that underlie heart rate variability (hrv). first, we systematically derived a correlation matrix using digital photoplethysmography signals recorded during stress tests in the sleep laboratory of the kyoto stroke research center. we used a factor analysis method to analyze the relationships between all the indices of the correlation matrix. we then tested the best-fit model in another cohort of patients with sleep apnea. we identified key factors as summation of the total variability and variation of the diastolic and systolic periods. key factors showed a curvilinear dose-response relationship with the clinical characteristics of sleep apnea. in addition, the key factors independently predicted cardiovascular disease in another cohort of patients with sleep apnea.
sertoli cells play an essential role in spermatogenesis by providing structural and functional support to the germ cells ( cell. 4156). leydig cells and sertoli cells are the two cell types that actively secrete testosterone in mammals. testosterone plays a key role in the development of secondary sexual characteristics, such as an elongated phallus in males and the growth of breast tissue in females. the concentration of testosterone in the testis is increased during development and differentiation of the cells within the testis. in mammals, testosterone is produced from cholesterol in a sequence of three reactions, catalyzed by steroidogenic enzymes. first, the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone is catalyzed by hmg-coa synthase, and is the first step of a three-step pathway. second, p450scc catalyzes the conversion of pregnenolone to progesterone, which is then processed by cyp11a1 to form 17,20beta-hydroxypregnenolone, or 17,20alpha-hydroxypregnenolone. finally, 17alpha-hydroxylase (or 17,20lyase) catalyzes the conversion of 17,20alpha-dihydroxypregnenolone to testosterone (which is also termed dehydroepiandrosterone). in other organisms, the steps are catalyzed by different enzymes, and the steroidogenic pathway in species outside of mammals is much simpler and differs significantly from that of mammals. one example is in zebrafish, where cyp11b1 catalyzes the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, which is then converted to 11,17alpha-dihydroxyprogesterone by p450scc (maiorino et al. 2008). the amphibian xenopus laevis is thought to contain homologs of all three steroidogenic enzymes. (1) cyp11b1, cyp19a1, and hsd17b7 (2) hmg-coa synthase, p450scc, and cyp17a (3) 17alpha-hydroxylase, 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type iv (class iii), and p450c17
evidence supports the existence of regulatory loops within the central nervous system (cns) that are mediated by hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis and pituitary-adrenal axis. as our understanding of these pathways is still emerging, a need exists for a tool that can be used to assess these effects noninvasively.
apoptosis or programmed cell death is an important modulator of the immune system and physiological processes. it is well-accepted that keratinocyte apoptosis is a central event in the pathogenesis of skin inflammation. however, the significance of apoptosis in other cell types, such as epidermal lc, has not been studied in detail. we investigated the role of epidermal lc apoptosis and epidermal lc death in imiquimod-induced psoriasis. lc-specific bax-deficient mice exhibited significantly more severe psoriatic symptoms than wt mice in imiquimod-induced psoriasis-like skin inflammation models. in imiquimod-injected epidermis, lc-specific bax-deficient mice showed increased epidermal apoptosis, along with significantly more intense lc-specific bcl-xl induction. these results suggest that lc-specific bax protects lc from epidermal apoptosis in imiquimod-induced skin inflammation and that excessive lc apoptosis might be a crucial pathogenic event in this disease. in addition, lc-specific bax-deficient mice also exhibited significant epidermal lc accumulation in the steady-state conditions. however, the number of lc-specific bax-deficient mice with epidermal lc retention was significantly reduced in the imiquimod-induced psoriasis skin lesions compared with the number in wt mice. these observations suggest that the loss of lc-specific bax leads to lc accumulation in the steady-state epidermis. in conclusion, lc apoptosis is reduced in lc-specific bax-deficient mice, and lc apoptosis and lc death is involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. lc apoptosis could be a central event in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.