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General Pathology Cellular and Organ Pathology Disorders of Glycogen Degradation. Pathology of Calcification. Jaroslava Dušková Inst. Pathol.,1st Med.

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1 General Pathology Cellular and Organ Pathology Disorders of Glycogen Degradation. Pathology of Calcification. Jaroslava Dušková Inst. Pathol.,1st Med. Faculty, Charles Univ. Prague

2 u Glycogen –morphology, function, regulation –pathology states v inborn - glycogenoses v acquired –hyperglycemia – DM I, DM II, MODY –hypoglycemia – insulinoma –hyperglycemia – glucagonoma –glycogen storage in the neoplasms (clear cell kidney ca, seminoma, Ewing sarcoma… u Calcification –dystrophic –metastatic Disorders of Glycogen Degradation. Pathology of Calcification. Table of contents clinical manifestations complications

3 Glycogen u linear and branched polymer u cca  - D-glucose molecules – monoparticles (beta) - muscle – complex particles (alpha) - hepatocyte

4 Main Hormones in Glycogen Metabolism insulin glucagon

5 The Actions of Insulin on Cells u Increased glycogen synthesis –in liver (and muscle) cells. Reducing high blood glucose levels in diabetes. u Forces adipose tissue to make fats; lack of insulin causes the reverse. u Decreased proteolysis u Decreased lipolysis u Decreased gluconeogenesis u Increased amino acid uptake u Increased potassium uptake u Arterial muscle tone – forces arterial wall muscle to relax, increasing blood flow, especially in micro arteries; lack of insulin reduces flow by allowing these muscles to contract

6 Glucagon -physiologic effects u increase in blood concentration of glucose. Neurons can not utilize alternative energy sources like fatty acids u Glucagon stimulates breakdown of glycogen stored in the liver. u Glucagon activates hepatic gluconeogenesis. Non-hexose substrates such as amino acids are converted to glucose. u Glucagon also appears to have a minor effect of enhancing lipolysis of triglyceride in adipose tissue.

7 Control of Glucagon Secretion u Secreted in response to hypoglycemia u Two other conditions : –Elevated blood levels of amino acids, after consumption of a protein-rich meal. Since high blood levels of amino acids also stimulate insulin release both insulin and glucagon are active. –Exercise: not clear whether the actual stimulus is exercise per se, or the accompanying exercise-induced depletion of glucose. u Negative control - glucagon secretion is inhibited by –high levels of blood glucose –insulin –somatostatin

8 Glycogen Metabolism Diseases u diabetes mellitus type I (& LADA – late autoimmune diabetes of adults) - polygenic HLA-DR 3, 4 u diabetes mellitus type II - polygenic u MODY - more than 10 types described – monogenic u insulinoma u glucagonoma u insulin resistance in : –metabolic syndrome (=obesity, glucose intolerance, hypertension, hyperlipemia… ) –insulin receptor mutations –polycystic ovary syndrome –hypercortisolism…….

9 Complications of Diabetes glucotoxicity due to: u formation of Advanced Glycation E products u release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and growth factors u generation of ROS (free radicals) in endothelia

10 Complications of Diabetes u macroangiopathy u microangiopathy u retinopathy u nephropathy u neuropathy u infections….. diabetic gangrene

11 Enzymes Involved in Glycogen Metabolism u g.-synthase - brancher u phophorylase kinase - debrancher u g-6-phosphatase u  -glucosidase

12 Glucokinase role in maintenance of glucose homeostasis glucose pancreas – B cell hepatocyte GKA GLUT2 GK B GK h glucose – G6P ATP/ADP K+ Ca2+ M insulin IR glucoseG6P glycogen

13 Storage Diseases Def.: inborn errors of metabolism (mostly single gene abnormality) leading to an enzyme defect with subsequent accumulation of the substrate (& lack of the product) in tissues or organs „thesaurismoses“

14 E defect - gl-6 - phosphatase Organ damage - liver, kidney Glycogenosis I – von Gierke

15 E -defect - alfa1, 4 - glycosidase Organ damage - heart Glycogenosis II – Pompe

16 Glycogen Storage Diseases -1. DiseaseE- defSeverity of Disease Tissues Involved von Gierke Glucose-6 phosphatase SevereLiver,kidney, gut Pompe  1,4 glucosidase LethalHeart (+systemic) CoriAmylo-1,6 Glucosidase (debrancher) LethalLiver (+systemic)

17 Glycogen Storage Diseases -2. DiseaseE- defSeverity of Disease Tissues Involved Andersen Amylo-1,4-1,6 transglucosidase (brancher) LethalLiver (+systemic) Mc Ardle Muscle phosphorylase MildSkeletal muscle Hers Liver phosphorylase MildLiver

18 Clear Intracellular Vacuoles & adjunct techniques u accumulations of water neg. u lipides SUDAN, OIL RED u polysaccharides PAS, A-PAS

19 Glycogen water soluble easily lost in long lasting water based fixative solutions

20 Calcification Def.: depositions of Ca (mostly phosphate salts) in tissues or organs Classification: dystrophic metastatic

21  Matrix vesicles - osteoblasts- nidus calcification  Non collagen proteins - osteopontin, osteonektin, osteokalcin, Gla protein, sialoprotein  Alkalic phosphatase  Phospholipids  Collagen I  Hydroxyapatite Calcification - physiology

22 Calcification  dystrophic  metastatic Calcinosis  localized  generalized Chondrocalcinosis - pseudogout Pathology Conditions with Calcium Deposits

23  Basophilic  Von Kossa - Ag impregnation  Alizarine red +  Tetracyclin fluorescence  Polarized light birefringence Calcification - Microscopy

24 Calcification Dystrophic Serum Ca level: normal Tissues/Organs status dystrophic changes (necrosis, scar…, low metab. turnover) Metastatic Serum Ca level: Tissues/Organs status normal, local alcalisation (acid secretion - urine, stomach juice, sweat…)

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26 Dystrophic Calcification

27 Calcification Dystrophic Serum Ca level: normal Tissues/Organs status dystrophic changes (necrosis, scar…, low metab. turnover) Metastatic Serum Ca level: Tissues/Organs status normal, local alcalisation (acid secretion - urine, stomach juice, sweat…)

28 Ca phophate Ca3(PO4)2 Ca diphosphate (Ca2P2O7) Hydroxyapatite (Ca5 (PO4)3.OH Ca Salts in the Calcified Foci

29 Calcification  dystrophic  metastatic Calcinosis  localized  generalized Chondrocalcinosis - pseudogout Pathology Conditions with Calcium Deposits

30 Frequent  necrotic tissue  connective tissue  vessels  kalkospherites  intracellular calcifiction of lysosoms Less frequent tendon, cartilage, elastics, bas. membranes Dystrophic Calcification

31 Forms - localised generalised Localisation – connective tissue, muscles Calcinosis

32 pyrophophate and hydroxyapatite deposits localisation – synovial membrane, cortilage, bone Chondrocalcinosis crystal deposit disease (pseudogout)

33 Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (Chondrocalcinosis, pseudogout) Clinic: may simulate different diseases Arthroscopy - chalky white deposits Tophaceus deposits with crystalline aggregates Crystals stain with von Kossa technique Foreign body type multinucleated giant cell reaction Deposits are in synovium, cartilage, bone

34 Vitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) is a Hormone u Vitamin D3 is not politically correct. –It discriminates depending where you live, the further you live from the equator the less sun exposure consequently the lower your Vitamin D3 level. –It discriminates against the elderly, as you age your skin loses up to 75% of its ability to make Vitamin D3. –It discriminates against the obese. They have lower levels of Vitamin D3, due to the fact it is oil soluble, that it builds up in the fat tissue. –It discriminates against skin color a dark complected person needs more sun exposure to produce their Vitamin D3 than a fair skinned person. –It also discriminates against a person who does as they are told. It has been reported the incident of breast cancers have increased 40% in Australia due to Vitamin D3 deficiency caused by sunscreen use.

35 Metastatic calcification - causes u PTH secretion adenoma, carcinoma u destruction of bone – leukemia, myeloma, metastases, Paget (polyostotic) u vitamin D intoxication u renal failure – phophate retention - secondary hyperparathyreosis - PTH

36 Calcification  dystrophic  metastatic Calcinosis  localized  generalized Chondrocalcinosis – pseudogout Calciphylaxix – extensive microvascular calcification and occlusion / thrombosis Pathology Conditions with Calcium Deposits

37 Almafragi A, Vandorpe J, Dujardin K. Calciphylaxis in a cardiac patient without renal disease. Acta Cardiol Feb;64(1):91-3. Calciphylaxis is a rare complication that occurs in 1% of patients with end- stage renal disease (ESRD) each year. Extensive microvascular calcification and occlusion/thrombosis lead to violaceous skin lesions, which progress to nonhealing ulcers with secondary infection, often leading to sepsis and death. The lower extremities are predominantly involved (roughly 90% of patients). Although most calciphylaxis patients have abnormalities of the calcium-phosphate axis or elevated levels of parathyroid hormone, these abnormalities do not appear to be fundamental to the pathophysiology of the disorder. We report on a case of histologically proven calciphylaxis in a 54-year-old woman with normal renal function and normal calcium- parathyroid homeostasis. She had a history of alcoholic cardiomyopathy, and was treated with warfarin anticoagulation. She has been successfully treated with antibiotics, i.v. biophosphonates and intensive local wound care. We recorded a complete wound healing in contrast to what is reported in other series.

38 Calciphylaxis reported in: u hypoalbuminemia u malignant neoplasm u systemic corticosteroid use u anticoagulation with warfarin u chemotherapy u systemic inflammation u hepatic cirrhosis u obesity u rapid weight loss, and u infection….


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