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These toxins, which target the CNS, are mainly found in two Amanita species, A. muscaria and A. pantherina, and to a lesser extent in A. gemmata and some other Amanitas. The fly agaric (A. muscaria) is frequent in coniferous and deciduous forests, growing singly or in groups. With its bright red cap (which, however, may also be orange or yellow) and the white warts, it is one of the most impressive forest mushrooms. A. pantherina has a greyish-brown cap with creamy-white warts and is frequently found under fir trees in autumn (fall). Toxic doses of ibotenic acid (30 to 60 mg) and muscimol (6 mg) can be found in single specimens of A. muscaria other authors estimated the total amount of the two toxins in dry mushroom tissue of A. muscaria and A. pantherina as 2 and 4 mg g, respectively. Commonly, two to four mushrooms of A. muscaria are ingested to produce mind-altering effects.
Most PV researchers concentrate on those HPV types that cause malignancies threatening human lives or other medically important neoplasias, most notably cervical cancer and genital and laryngeal warts. HPV taxonomy may have a major impact on these fields In order to give an example, about 50 percent of all cervical carcinomas and its precursor lesions contain HPV-16, a molecularly thoroughly investigated HPV type. HPV-16 is the type species of the HPV species 9, which unifies HPV-16 with HPV-31, -33, -35, -52, -58, and -67 (de Villiers et al., 2004). Each of these HPV types is likely to be a high-risk type with an etiological potential similar to HPV-16 (Munoz et al., 2003). While it will be impossible to study each of these types with the same intensity as HPV-16, their close relationship may allow us to extrapolate that they will have the same or similar molecular and pathogenic properties. Once medical strategies will be in place to combat HPV-16 infections, one may find that the...
The first PV types were isolated from tissues with a very high viral load, namely, warts of rabbits (leading to the isolation of DNA of the cottontail rabbit PV, CRPV), cattle (bovine PV-1, BPV-1), and human flat warts (HPV-1). Using the DNA from these viruses as probes, the cutting edge technologies of the late 1970s and early 1980s, such as Southern blot hybridization and hybridization to phage lambda libraries, helped to identify and clone novel HPV types by low stringency hybridization. Differences in the intensity of hybridization and varying restriction patterns in Southern blots led to the earliest efforts to determine relationships between different PV types (Pfister, 1987 de Villiers, 1989, 1997). As an increasing number of HPV types were sequenced, it became clear that the nucleotide sequence differences among any two types always exceeded 10 percent. This amount of sequence dissimilarity was eventually used to define novel PV types, and the defining region was restricted to...
However, if a child had previous surgery to the ear or other scars, it might not be possible to use this technique to form a new ear. In this case, surgeons can insert a prosthetic ear anchored to fixtures embedded into the bone at the side of the child's head. The prosthesis is made of a soft sili-cone material and looks quite lifelike. The two required operations can be carried out when a child is about seven or eight years old. Any skin tags and vestiges in this area need to be removed prior to fitting the implants. During the first operation, surgeons place three titanium implants into the bone on the side of the small ear. In the second operation three months later, doctors will attach two screws to the implants.
Many cosmetic dermatologists also perform laser skin resurfacing, which involves the use of a laser (light amplification by the simulated emission of radiation) to treat wrinkles, pigmented lesions (such as birthmarks), scars, tattoos, warts, and unwanted hair. A related advanced technique known as electrosurgi-cal resurfacing uses micro-electrical radiofrequency to deliver a pulse of energy to the skin. Electosurgical resurfacing removes lesions without the loss of skin pigmentation, so it can be used on skin of all colors.
His past medical history is significant for HIV, which was diagnosed 24 years earlier, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura resulting in a splenectomy 16 years earlier, and bipolar disorder diagnosed 18 years earlier with a suicide attempt 5 years ago. He has been on intermittent HAART therapy and his infectious disease history is positive for hepatitis B, gonorrhea, HPV (human papilloma virus) with anal warts, and herpes simplex virus 1 and 2. His most recent PPD skin test (purified protein derivative) for tuberculosis was negative.
Molluscum contagiosum A common skin disease that is persistent and sometimes disfiguring in HIV-infected individuals and others with weakened immune systems. Molluscum contagiosum can appear on the epithelium of the genitals or other areas of the skin and is caused by a poxvirus infection. Spread by skin-to-skin contact, it is considered to be benign, but may cause itching and rapid spreading. The virus causes small dome-shaped (3 to 5 millimeters in diameter) bumps called papules. In people with healthy immune systems, the papules are usually few in number and generally resolve spontaneously within a few months. Treatment, when needed, is usually akin to that used for warts freezing, treatment with caustic agents, removal with a sharp instrument, or electro-
It is thought that the fibropapillomavirus E5 proteins are responsible for the ability of these viruses to induce fibroblastic tumors in natural and experimental animal hosts, but experiments to test this possibility have not been performed. Similarly, the role of the E5 proteins during the virus life cycle is unclear. The BPV1 E5 protein is present in basal epithelial cells and the differentiated outer layer of warts, and the HPV31b E5 protein localizes to epithelial cells in the basal and granular layer in organotypic keratinocyte raft cultures that promote cell differentiation and stratification (Bohl et al., 2001 Burnett et al., 1992 Mayer and Meyers, 1998). Abundant mRNA capable of encoding E5 is expressed in differentiated keratinocytes.
This marker contains two copies of a small segment of proximal long-arm euchromatin (22q11.2), thus resulting in tetrasomy for 22q11.2. Clinically, these patients usually present with cat-eye syndrome (260-262). Characteristic features include craniofacial anomalies (vertical coloboma of the iris, which gives the syndrome its name, coloboma of the choroid or optic nerve, preauricular skin tags pits, down-slanting palpebral fissures), and anal atresia with rectovestibular fistula. Cardiac defects are present in more than one-third of cases. Renal malformations include unilateral agenesis, unilateral or bilateral hypoplasia, or dysplasia. Other less frequent findings include microphthalmia, microtia, atresia of the external auditory canal, biliary atresia, and malrotation of the gut. Intelligence is usually low normal to mildly deficient.
In the case of acrochordons (fibroepithelial polyps) and hidradenomas, simple excision is curative. These is no evidence that patients with these lesions are at increased risk for malignancy (43). Achrocondon is usually asymptomatic, but repeated trauma and irritation can cause it to become ulcerated. If the lesion is in a troublesome location, such as the panty line or groin fold, it can be removed in an outpatient setting with local anesthesia and simple electrocautery or scissor excision.
Topical imiquimod therapy is used for the treatment of external genital and perianal warts caused by Papilloma virus infection 17 . The FDA has recently approved imiquimod for the treatment of actinic keratoses, and there is mounting evidence that imiquimod is an effective treatment of certain types of skin cancer 47, 48 . Resiquimod is a more potent analogue of imiquimod, and trials are under way to assess its use in treatment of genital herpes and hepatitis C virus 49 .
An anal fissure is a break in the epithelial lining (anoderm) of the anal canal. Often, the term anal ulcer is used for patients with a chronic ( 1 month) anal fissure. A mature ulcer is associated with a sentinel pile (skin tag) and a hypertrophied papilla. A primary anal fissure is one that has no obvious underlying cause. As per Goligher's rule, 90 of anal fissures occur in the midline posteriorly, 10 occur anteriorly, and 1 are both anterior and posterior (41). The most common initiating factor for a fissure is the passage of a large firm bowel movement. Other less common causes include digital insertion, sexual trauma, or foreign body insertion. Any prior anorectal surgery weakens the anoderm increasing the chance for fissure formation. A tear in the anoderm exposes the underlying internal anal sphincter, causing it to spasm and its failure to relax with a bowel movement causes further tearing and spasm. Recurrent spasm of the sphincter (sometimes to pressures 100 mHg) can lead...
Tumor viruses in mammals were first described in the 1930s. Richard Shope found that benign warts in rabbits could be transmitted by cell free filtrates (Shope, 1933), and John Bittner discovered the milk factor, later identified as the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), which contributes to the development of breast cancer in mice (Bittner, 1936). However, neither of these discoveries changed the prevailing skepticism about the role of viruses in human cancer. Warts were benign papillomas, not cancers, even though rabbit papillomas occasionally progressed to carcinomas. Bittner's agent was viewed as a maternal influence that contributed to the high cancer incidence of selectively inbred mouse strains. Although MMTV could increase the risk of mammary cancer development, it was neither sufficient nor necessary, and hormonal and genetic factors were shown to be involved as well.
Phase of infection, while the outer epithelial layers of productively infected warts represented the late phase. In recent years, considerable progress has been made in studying the HPV life cycle by using various tissue culture models that include cell lines that stably maintain viral genomes as plasmids and methods to induce epithelial differentiation, which appears to be required for production of progeny virions. In addition, HPV genomes carrying specific mutations have been used to assess the role of viral gene products on the virus life cycle in differentiated epithelial cells. These studies have been supplemented by the analysis of individual viral genes and proteins in cellular and biochemical assays that mirror certain aspects of the virus life cycle, such as cell transformation, transcriptional regulation, and viral DNA replication.
The Romans knew of arsenic materials, as did the contemporary civilizations of China and India. The Chinese used them to kill flies and rodents, and the Indians used them to preserve paper from attack by insects. The Roman writer Dioscorides (40-90) wrote De Materia Medica Medical Matters in which he listed scores of remedies, mainly of the herbal kind, but also of the mineral variety and among these he mentioned orpiment and realgar, both of which are natural arsenic sulphides. The former he called arsenikon, which he said could be used to repress 'excrescencies', in other words warts and other skin eruptions, although he did warn that using it might cause the hair to fall out. The latter he called sandarache and recommended it for 'spitters of rotten matter' and wrote that it should be mixed with rosin and heated and the smoke that evolved should be breathed in, thereby curing such coughs and also asthma.
The atomic structures of SV40 and polyomavirus preceded that of a papil-lomavirus primarily because of the lack of an appropriate cell culture system in which to grow and purify papillomaviruses. Initial attempts were made to obtain the structure of bovine papilloma virions (BPV), purified from cow warts, but the crystal quality was inadequate. Thus, a recombinant protein approach was undertaken. After expression in E. coli, HPV16 L1 was purified as pentameric capsomeres, and subjected to crystallization conditions. The capsomeres assembled into small, uniform particles (T 1) that were sufficiently uniform for crystals of high resolution analysis (Chen et al., 2000).This T 1 structure provides atomic details of the L1 monomer and capsomere, but not inter-pentamer contacts that may be present in a larger T 7 capsid. However, the combination of the atomic structures of the recombinant L1 pentamers with
The HPVs are small, non-enveloped DNA viruses that cause benign epithelial papillomas or warts in their natural hosts, with particular HPV types causing specific types of papillomas or lesions at particular anatomic sites. The main medical importance of the HPVs is the causal role played by certain high-risk HPV types, primarily HPV16 and HPV18, in a variety of carcinomas. The most important and best documented HPV-associated cancer is cervical carcinoma (Durst et al., 1983 Bosch and Munoz, 2002), but HPV is also thought to play an etiologic role in other anogenital cancers, skin cancers in immunosuppressed individuals, and some head-and-neck tumors (e.g., Gillison, 2004).
Unexpectedly, this branch included together with all those HPV types that are infecting genital epithelia also HPV types that normally cause nongenital cutaneous lesions, such as HPV-2 and -27, the most prevalent HPV types in common warts (Chan et al., 1997a). To make matters even more complicated, HPV types that cause pathologically similar cutaneous lesions, like HPV-4, were found to be completely unrelated to HPV-2 and -27 based on phylogeny. As another example for misleading terms, HPV types originally isolated from patients with epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV-HPVs) have subsequently been documented to be widespread in the skin of completely healthy individuals (Steger et al., 1990 Boxman et al., 1999).
Defeo-Jones, D., Vuocolo, G.A., Haskell, K.M., Hanobik, M.G., Kiefer, D.M., McAvoy, E.M., Ivey-Hoyle, M., Brandsma, J.L., Oliff, A., and Jones, R.E. (1993). Papillomavirus E7 protein binding to the retinoblastoma protein is not required for viral induction of warts. J. Virol. 67 716-725. Laimins, L.A. (1993). The biology of human papillomaviruses from warts to cancer. Infect. Agent Dis. 2 74-86.
Residues, initiated by dialysis from the DTT-containing buffer that stabilized pentamers (Li et al., 1998). There are also data showing that certain constructs of L1 assemble into T 7 particles in high salt and low pH in the presence of DTT (Chen et al., 2001), suggesting that the assembly for the empty shell of these Lis does not depend on disulfide bonds, as in the case of virion assembly. The specific cysteine residues contributing to the critical disulfide bonds have been mapped to Cys 424(HPV11) Cys 427 (HPV33) and Cys 176 (HPV33) (Li et al., 1998 Sapp et al., 1998). In VLPs, about 50 percent of the L1 molecules are disulfide bonded trimers (Sapp et al., 1998) in contrast to almost complete disulfide bonding in virions isolated from warts. Slight differences may exist between serotypes, as HPV 16 L1 has been observed to dimerize and trimerize (Ishii et al., 2003), and BPV may have a more extensive crosslinking (Buck, personal comm.). Indeed, inclusion of cellular DNA into...
The stoichiometry of L2 within the virion is not precisely known. Densitometry of Coomassie-blue gels of BPV virions purified from warts have suggested approximately 12 copies, but the error in this determination could extend that value to 72 copies (Garcea, Schiller, Trus, unpublished data). Literature estimates range from 12 to 36, and cryoEM suggests perhaps 12 L2 monomers, one each associated with the pentavalent pentamers (Doorbar and Gallimore, 1987 Pfister, 1987 Trus et al., 1997). Either 12, 24, 36 or 72 fits well with 72-pentamer icosahedral symmetry, but one L2 for each pentameric capsomere has some additional symmetry attraction. By analogy to the VP2 and VP3 minor proteins of the polyomaviruses, L2 might be expected to associate with the L1 pentamer through a limited number of residues that extend into the interior of the capsomeric fivefold cavity (Chen et al., 1998). Indeed, coexpression of L1 and L2 in E. coli has identified the L2 binding region for L1 as residues...
Cantharadin Cantharidin A pharmaceutical product obtained from the dried elytra of the Spanish fly (blister beetles), although can now be synthesized. Has potent vesicant properties and has been used topically in the treatment of warts and molluscum contagiosum but is considered dangerously toxic. Inhibits protein phosphatase 2A.
Skin infections skin infections can range from a local superficial problem, such as impetigo, to a widespread and more serious infection. Examples of bacterial skin infections include ecthyma, folliculitis, BOILS, CARBUNCLES, SCARLET FEVER, CELLULITIS, and so on. Viral infections with skin symptoms include herpes, chicken pox, shingles, warts, MEASLES, GERMAN MEASLES, FIFTH DISEASE, and AIDS.
The anus can be examined externally to reveal prolapsed haemorrhoids, skin tags and anal fissure. To complete clinical examination of the anorectum, a gloved finger is inserted into the anus (digital rectal examination) and this can be followed by a proctoscopy or a sigmoidoscopy (see Chapters 43 & 44). Sexually transmitted diseases, including peri-anal warts caused by the human papilloma virus, genital herpes and syphilis may affect the anorectum.
In hypnosis, an individual (the subject) experiences a highly suggestible state, often called a trance, in which the suggestions of a hypnotist strongly influence what is experienced or recalled. The hypnotist may suggest that the subject's arm will rise in the air automatically, without the subject intending it, or that the subject will be unable to do something that is usually easy to do, like bending an arm. Suggestions can also alter perceptions, causing subjects to see things that are not there, to not see things that are there, or to not feel pain. In the popular mind, hypnosis can be used to compel people to do what they otherwise would not do, including criminal or sexual acts. In fact, the research evidence does not support these claims (Gibson, 1991), but through posthypnotic suggestion, in which the hypnotist suggests that a particular action or experience (sensation) will occur when the hypnotic trance is ended, therapeutic benefits can occur. For example, a hypnotist may...
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