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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100902/prognostic-role-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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Jinwen Shen, Yuan Zhu, Wei Wu, Lingnan Zhang, Haixing Ju, Yongtian Fan, Yuping Zhu, Jialin Luo, Peng Liu, Ning Zhou, Ke Lu, Na Zhang, Dechuan Li, Luying Liu
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that cancer-associated inflammation is associated with poorer outcomes. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), considered as a systemic inflammation marker, is thought to predict prognoses in colorectal cancer. In this study, we explored the association between the NLR and prognoses following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). MATERIAL AND METHODS From February 2002 to December 2012, a group of 202 patients diagnosed with LARC and receiving neoadjuvant CRT followed by radical surgery was included in our retrospective study...
January 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099409/up-regulated-expression-of-spry4-it1-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer
#2
Wenlong Tan, Zi-Zheng Song, Qunfang Xu, Xinyan Qu, Zhen Li, Yu Wang, Qun Yu, Shengqi Wang
BACKGROUND Long non-coding RNA SPRY4 intronic transcript 1 (lncRNA SPRY4-IT1) has been reported to be associated with the progression of several cancers, but its expression level in colorectal cancer (CRC) has rarely been reported. The purpose of this study was to estimate the clinical significance of SPRY4-IT1 in CRC. MATERIAL AND METHODS The relative expression levels of SPRY4-IT1 were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in diseased tissues and the adjacent normal tissues of 106 CRC patients...
January 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096525/toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-in-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-1-mediated-the-suppression-of-regulatory-t-cells
#3
Chunyan Luo, Huiting Liu, Hu Wang, Jiajun Wang
BACKGROUND Treg cells play a central role in the suppression of immune response, and their suppressive capacity can be modulated by toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands. However, the detailed pathway of TLR ligand modulation is still unknown. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of the high mobility group box-1 protein 1 (HMGB1) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on Treg cells through TLR4 signaling. MATERIAL AND METHODS Treg cells were purified from healthy human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) by magnetic-bead activity cell sorting (MACS), blocked by anti-TLR4 monoclonal antibody, and then incubated with different concentration of LPS or HMGB1...
January 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095393/the-mechanism-of-computed-tomography-guided-125i-particle-in-treating-lung-cancer
#4
Jianzhong Cheng, Shaozeng Ma, Guanghua Yang, Lisen Wang, Wei Hou
BACKGROUND The incidence of malignant tumor has gradually increased. How to improve the survival and quality of life of patients who lose the opportunity for surgery or who are unwilling to receive surgery remains an obstacle. At present, 125I particle interstitial implant therapy has been applied in a variety of treatments of tumors. However, the mechanism of computed tomography (CT)-guided 125I particle therapy in lung cancer has not been fully elucidated. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 42 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer were retrospectively analyzed between January 2013 and December 2013, including 19 patients who received CT-guided 125I particle therapy and 23 patients who received chemotherapy...
January 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093563/asymptomatic-mild-hyperperfusion-for-the-prediction-of-clinical-outcome-in-postoperative-patients-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#5
Manabu Nakagawa, Tatsushi Mutoh, Shunsuke Takenaka, Tomoko Mutoh, Tomoko Totsune, Yasuyuki Taki, Tatsuya Ishikawa
BACKGROUND Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is one of the main causes of poor outcomes after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The early identification of DCI by noninvasive imaging modalities would provide valuable information of therapeutic intervention for improving the patient outcomes. We aimed to describe the clinical features of cerebral blood flow (CBF) data obtained from the single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) during the risk period for DCI after SAH. MATERIAL AND METHODS Clinical data from 94 SAH patients who underwent surgical clipping of anterior circulation aneurysms were reviewed retrospectively...
January 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092654/promoter-polymorphism-of-toll-like-receptor-4-is-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-case-control-study-in-the-chinese-han-population
#6
Dandan Sun, Liping Sun, Qian Xu, Honghu Wang, Jun Yang, Yuan Yuan
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is considered a chronic inflammatory disease of the blood vessels. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a transmembrane receptor involved in inflammatory reactions. The aim of this study was to determine the association between polymorphisms in the promoter region and 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of TLR4, and the associated CAD risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study enrolled 424 participants with CAD and 424 controls without CAD. The polymorphisms in the promoter region and 3'-UTR of TLR4 were identified from the HapMap database, including rs10116253, rs10983755, and rs11536889...
January 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090074/targeting-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-by-anthelmintic-drug-pyrvinium-enhances-sensitivity-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-to-chemotherapy
#7
Chongyuan Zhang, Zhenge Zhang, Shuirong Zhang, Wenrong Wang, Ping Hu
BACKGROUND Aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin has been shown to promote ovarian cancer proliferation and chemoresistance. Pyrvinium, an FDA-approved anthelmintic drug, has been identified as a potent Wnt inhibitor. Pyrvinium may sensitize ovarian cancer cells to chemotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS The effect of pyrvinium alone and its combination with paclitaxel in ovarian cancer was investigated using an in vitro culture system and in vivo xenograft models. The mechanisms of its action were also analyzed, focusing on the Wnt/β-catenin pathway...
January 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088810/leptin-influences-healing-in-the-sprague-dawley-rat-fracture-model
#8
Pengcheng Liu, Ming Cai
BACKGROUND Leptin plays a crucial role in bone metabolism, and its level is related to bone callus formation in the fracture repair process. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of recombinant leptin on the healing process of femoral fractures in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-eight male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats with an average body weight of 389 g (range: 376-398 g) and an average age of 10 weeks were included in this animal research, and all rats were randomly divided into two major groups...
January 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088809/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-fgfr1-partly-related-to-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-2-vegfr2-and-microvessel-density-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
Dan Pu, Jiewei Liu, Zhixi Li, Jiang Zhu, Mei Hou
BACKGROUND This study aimed to explore the correlation between FGFR1 and clinical features, including survival analysis and the promotion of angiogenesis by fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2). FGFR1 gene amplification has been found in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the prognostic value of FGFR1 and the correlation between FGFR1 and clinical features are still controversial. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 92 patients with NSCLC who underwent R0 resection between July 2006 and July 2008 were enrolled in the study...
January 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087989/alcohol-consumption-and-gastric-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis
#10
Ke Ma, Zulqarnain Baloch, Ting-Ting He, Xueshan Xia
BACKGROUND We sought to determine by meta-analysis the relationship between drinking alcohol and the risk of gastric cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS A systematic Medline search was performed to identify all published reports of drinking alcohol and the associated risk of gastric cancer. Initially we retrieved 2,494 studies, but after applying inclusion and exclusion criteria, only ten studies were found to be eligible for our meta-analysis. RESULTS Our meta-analysis showed that alcohol consumption elevated the risk of gastric cancer with an odds ratio (OR) of 1...
January 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087861/jolkinolide-a-and-jolkinolide-b-inhibit-proliferation-of-a549-cells-and-activity-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#11
Lei Shen, Shan-Qiang Zhang, Lei Liu, Yu Sun, Yu-Xuan Wu, Li-Ping Xie, Ji-Cheng Liu
BACKGROUND Jolkinolide A (JA) and Jolkinolide B (JB) are diterpenoids extracted from the roots of Euphorbia fischeriana Steud and have been shown to have anti-tumor activity. However, their effects on the ability of tumor cells to invade blood vessels and metastasize remain largely unknown. Investigations into the effects of JA and JB on the angiogenesis of tumor tissues may facilitate the identification of new natural drugs with anti-tumor growth and metastasis activities. MATERIAL AND METHODS We used different concentrations of JA and JB (20 μg/ml, 40 μg/ml, 60 μg/ml, 80 μg/ml, and 100 μg/ml) to stimulate A549 cells and then studied the effects on the growth and metastasis of lung cancers...
January 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085790/epidermal-growth-factor-containing-fibulin-like-extracellular-matrix-protein-1-efemp1-acts-as-a-potential-diagnostic-biomarker-for-prostate-cancer
#12
Hao Shen, Ling Zhang, Jiajie Zhou, Zhongjun Chen, Guanghua Yang, Yixiang Liao, Min Zhu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to detect the expression of epidermal growth factor-containing fibulin-like extracellular matrix protein 1 (EFEMP1) and estimate its diagnostic value in prostate cancer (PCa). MATERIAL AND METHODS EFEMP1 expression in serum and urine of patients with PCa, benign controls and healthy controls at mRNA and protein level were measured by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) analysis, respectively...
January 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082734/environmental-enrichment-improves-spatial-learning-and-memory-in-vascular-dementia-rats-with-activation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-pathway
#13
Xinhao Jin, Tao Li, Lina Zhang, Jingxi Ma, Lehua Yu, Changqing Li, Lingchuan Niu
BACKGROUND Environmental enrichment (EE) has a beneficial effect on some neuropsychiatric disorders. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether environmental enrichment could improve the spatial learning and memory in rats with vascular dementia (VaD) and the mechanism underpinning it. MATERIAL AND METHODS Bilateral common carotid occlusion (2-vessel occlusion [2VO]) was used to develop the animal model of vascular dementia. Adult male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were used in the experiment and were randomly divided into 4 groups: sham group, 2VO group, sham+EE group, and 2VO+EE group (n=19/group)...
January 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081052/identification-of-key-transcription-factors-associated-with-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#14
Feng Zhang, Xia Chen, Ke Wei, Daoming Liu, Xiaodong Xu, Xing Zhang, Hong Shi
BACKGROUND Lung squamous cell carcinoma (lung SCC) is a common type of lung cancer, but its mechanism of pathogenesis is unclear. The aim of this study was to identify key transcription factors in lung SCC and elucidate its mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS Six published microarray datasets of lung SCC were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) for integrated bioinformatics analysis. Significance analysis of microarrays was used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between lung SCC and normal controls...
January 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077837/curcumin-inhibits-gastric-carcinoma-cell-growth-and-induces-apoptosis-by-suppressing-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#15
Ruzhen Zheng, Qinghua Deng, Yuehua Liu, Pengjun Zhao
BACKGROUND Curcumin has well-known, explicit biological anti-tumor properties. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a central role in tumor cell proliferation and curcumin can regulate the Wnt/b-catenin signaling pathway of several carcinomas. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of curcumin on the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in human gastric cancer cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS We used 3 gastric cancer cell lines: SNU-1, SNU-5, and AGS. Research methods used were MTT assay, flow cytometry, clonogenic assay, annexin V/PI method, Western blotting analysis, tumor formation assay, and in vivo in the TUNEL assay...
January 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076340/telomere-length-assessment-for-prediction-of-organ-transplantation-outcome-future-or-failure-a-review-of-the-literature
#16
Karolina Kłoda, Leszek Domański, Artur Mierzecki
Telomeres are located at each end of eukaryotic chromosomes. Their functional role is genomic stability maintenance. The protective role of telomeres depends on various factors, including number of nucleotides repeats, telomere-binding proteins, and telomerase activity. Organ transplantation is the preferred replacement therapy in the case of chronic kidney disease and the only possibility of sustaining recipients' life in the case of advanced liver failure. While the prevalence of acute rejection is constantly decreasing, prevention of transplanted organ long-term function loss is still challenging...
January 11, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074045/high-expression-of-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-sdf-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-cervical-cancer
#17
Zhiwang Song, Xia Zhang, Xiaojuan Ye, Chan Feng, Guang Yang, Yonglin Lu, Yun Lin, Chunyan Dong
BACKGROUND SDF-1 and NF-κB are associated with the prognosis of a wide range of cancers, but their value in cervical cancer remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of SDF-1and NF-κB in cervical cancer and their significance in clinical prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS The expression of SDF-1and NF-κB in 105 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded cervical cancer tissues and the adjacent tissues was examined by immunohistochemistry (IHC). The results were semi-quantitatively scored and analyzed by chi-square test...
January 11, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072759/induction-of-k562-cell-apoptosis-by-as4s4-via-down-regulating-mir181
#18
Jiangjiang Gong, Shunli Zheng, Lei Zhang, Yi Wang, Jiali Meng
BACKGROUND Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) has unsatisfactory treatment efficacy at present. As the major component of red orpiment, tetra-arsenic tetra-sulfide (As4S4) has been recently used in treating leukemia, but with unclear mechanism targeting CML. MicroRNA (miR) is a group of endogenous non-coding RNAs regulating pathogenesis. MiR181 has been shown to exert important roles in tumor progression. The relationship between miR181 and As4S4 in inducing K562 cell apoptosis, however, is still unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS CML cell line K562 was cultured in vitro in a control group and in groups receiving various dosages (20 μM and 40 μM) of As4S4...
January 10, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070118/effect-of-slug-mediated-down-regulation-of-e-cadherin-on-invasiveness-and-metastasis-of-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-cells
#19
Li Sheng, Shanjuan Zhang, Hui Xu
BACKGROUND Slug has been found to promote migration and invasion of many cancer cells, including anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC). Thus, targeting Slug expression could provide new approaches for the treatment of patients with ATC. MATERIAL AND METHODS Small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting Slug (Slug siRNA) was used to construct clonal derivatives in the metastatic ATC SW1736 cells. Slug cDNA transfection was used to restore the Slug expression in the Slug siRNA-transfected SW1736 cells (Slug siRNA/SW1736)...
10, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068306/revision-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-inherited-bleeding-disorders-a-single-center-experience
#20
Andrzej Kotela, Magdalena Wilk-Frańczuk, Piotr Żbikowski, Paweł Łęgosz, Paweł Ambroziak, Ireneusz Kotela
BACKGROUND The results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with inherited bleeding disorders (IBDs) are poorer when compared with those in the general population, with a notably higher risk of complications and higher revision rates. Thus, revision procedures are becoming a growing concern in this group of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of revision TKA in patients with IBD. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study with longitudinal assessment of hemophilia patients scheduled for revision TKA between January 2010 and September 2015 was performed...
January 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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