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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633986/gray-matter-abnormalities-in-non-comorbid-medication-naive-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-or-social-anxiety-disorder
#1
Youjin Zhao, Lizhou Chen, Wenjing Zhang, Yuan Xiao, Chandan Shah, Hongru Zhu, Minlan Yuan, Huaiqiang Sun, Qiang Yue, Zhiyun Jia, Wei Zhang, Weihong Kuang, Qiyong Gong, Su Lui
BACKGROUND: An overlap of clinical symptoms between major depressive disorder (MDD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD) suggests that the two disorders exhibit similar brain mechanisms. However, few studies have directly compared the brain structures of the two disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the gray matter volume (GMV) and cortical thickness alterations between non-comorbid medication-naive MDD patients and SAD patients. METHODS: High-resolution T1-weighted images were acquired from 37 non-comorbid MDD patients, 24 non-comorbid SAD patients and 41 healthy controls (HCs)...
June 15, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645727/inhibition-of-non-canonical-hiv-1-tat-secretion-through-the-cellular-na-k-atpase-blocks-hiv-1-infection
#2
Silvia Agostini, Hashim Ali, Chiara Vardabasso, Antonio Fittipaldi, Ennio Tasciotti, Anna Cereseto, Antonella Bugatti, Marco Rusnati, Marina Lusic, Mauro Giacca
Besides its essential role in the activation of HIV-1 gene expression, the viral Tat protein has the unusual property of trafficking in and out of cells. In contrast to Tat internalization, the mechanism involved in extracellular Tat release has so far remained elusive. Here we show that Tat secretion occurs through a Golgi-independent pathway requiring binding of Tat with three short, non-consecutive intracytoplasmic loops at the C-terminus of the cellular Na(+),K(+)-ATPase pump alpha subunit. Ouabain, a pump inhibitor, blocked this interaction and prevented Tat secretion; virions produced in the presence of this drug were less infectious, consistent the capacity of virion-associated Tat to increase HIV-1 infectivity...
June 13, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629913/vascular-spasm-a-newly-unraveled-cause-for-cardiovascular-adversity-of-proteasome-inhibition
#3
Xuejun Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629910/memory-b-cells-the-hla-b-57-allele-and-natural-control-of-hiv-infection
#4
Rob J Center
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629909/asf1a-in-gastric-and-colorectal-cancer-on-the-hinge-between-genetics-and-epigenetics
#5
Rui Henrique
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625518/histone-chaperone-asf1a-predicts-poor-outcomes-for-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer-and-drives-cancer-progression-by-stimulating-transcription-of-%C3%AE-catenin-target-genes
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Xiuming Liang, Xiaotian Yuan, Jingya Yu, Yujiao Wu, Kailin Li, Chao Sun, Shuyan Li, Li Shen, Feng Kong, Jihui Jia, Magnus Björkholm, Dawei Xu
Epigenetic mechanisms play a key role in gastrointestinal cancer (GIC) development and progression, and most studies have been focused on aberrant DNA methylation and histone modifying enzymes. However, the histone H3-H4 chaperone ASF1A is an important factor regulating chromatin assembling and gene transcription, while it is currently unclear whether ASF1A is involved in cancer pathogenesis. The present study is thus designed to address this issue. Here we showed that ASF1A expression was widespread in GIC-derived cell lines and up-regulated in primary GIC...
June 8, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625517/reduced-tdp-43-expression-improves-neuronal-activities-in-a-drosophila-model-of-perry-syndrome
#7
Yuka Hosaka, Tsuyoshi Inoshita, Kahori Shiba-Fukushima, Changxu Cui, Taku Arano, Yuzuru Imai, Nobutaka Hattori
Parkinsonian Perry syndrome, involving mutations in the dynein motor component dynactin or p150(Glued), is characterized by TDP-43 pathology in affected brain regions, including the substantia nigra. However, the molecular relationship between p150(Glued) and TDP-43 is largely unknown. Here, we report that a reduction in TDP-43 protein levels alleviates the synaptic defects of neurons expressing the Perry mutant p150(G50R) in Drosophila. Dopaminergic expression of p150(G50R), which decreases dopamine release, disrupts motor ability and reduces the lifespan of Drosophila...
June 8, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629912/calprotectin-and-the-magnitude-of-antibodies-to-infliximab-in-clinically-stable-ulcerative-colitis-patients-are-more-relevant-than-infliximab-trough-levels-and-pharmacokinetics-for-therapeutic-escalation
#8
Fernando Magro, Joana Afonso, Susana Lopes, Rosa Coelho, Raquel Gonçalves, Paulo Caldeira, Paula Lago, Helena Tavares de Sousa, Jaime Ramos, Ana Rita Gonçalves, Paula Ministro, Isadora Rosa, Ana Isabel Vieira, Patrícia Andrade, João-Bruno Soares, Diana Carvalho, Paula Sousa, Tânia Meira, Joanne Lopes, Joana Moleiro, Cláudia Camila Dias, Amílcar Falcão, Karel Geboes, Fatima Carneiro
Although infliximab (IFX) is an efficient therapy for ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, a considerably high rate of therapeutic failures still occurs. This study aimed at a better understanding of IFX pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics among clinically-asymptomatic UC patients. This was a multicentric and prospective study involving 65 UC patients in the maintenance phase of IFX therapy. There were no significant differences between patients with positive and negative clinical, endoscopic and histological outcomes concerning their IFX trough levels (TLs), area under the IFX concentration vs...
June 7, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625519/multiplex-ultrasensitive-genotyping-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-for-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-mutations-by-means-of-picodroplet-digital-pcr
#9
Masaru Watanabe, Tomoya Kawaguchi, Shun-Ichi Isa, Masahiko Ando, Akihiro Tamiya, Akihito Kubo, Hideo Saka, Sadanori Takeo, Hirofumi Adachi, Tsutomu Tagawa, Osamu Kawashima, Motohiro Yamashita, Kazuhiko Kataoka, Yukito Ichinose, Yukiyasu Takeuchi, Katsuya Watanabe, Akihide Matsumura, Yasuhiro Koh
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations have been used as the strongest predictor of effectiveness of treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Three most common EGFR mutations (L858R, exon 19 deletion, and T790M) are known to be major selection markers for EGFR-TKIs therapy. Here, we developed a multiplex picodroplet digital PCR (ddPCR) assay to detect 3 common EGFR mutations in 1 reaction. Serial-dilution experiments with genomic DNA harboring EGFR mutations revealed linear performance, with analytical sensitivity ~0...
June 7, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629908/use-of-underarm-cosmetic-products-in-relation-to-risk-of-breast-cancer-a-case-control-study
#10
Caroline Linhart, Heribert Talasz, Evi M Morandi, Christopher Exley, Herbert H Lindner, Susanne Taucher, Daniel Egle, Michael Hubalek, Nicole Concin, Hanno Ulmer
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on breast cancer (BC), underarm cosmetic products (UCP) and aluminum salts have shown conflicting results. We conducted a 1:1 age-matched case-control study to investigate the risk for BC in relation to self-reported UCP application. METHODS: Self-reported history of UCP use was compared between 209 female BC patients (cases) and 209 healthy controls. Aluminum concentration in breast tissue was measured in 100 cases and 52 controls. Multivariable conditional logistic regression analysis was performed to estimate odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs), adjusting for established BC risk factors...
June 6, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629911/combined-mass-spectrometry-imaging-and-top-down-microproteomics-reveals-evidence-of-a-hidden-proteome-in-ovarian-cancer
#11
Vivian Delcourt, Julien Franck, Eric Leblanc, Fabrice Narducci, Yves-Marie Robin, Jean-Pascal Gimeno, Jusal Quanico, Maxence Wisztorski, Firas Kobeissy, Jean-François Jacques, Xavier Roucou, Michel Salzet, Isabelle Fournier
BACKGROUND: Recently, it was demonstrated that proteins can be translated from alternative open reading frames (altORFs), increasing the size of the actual proteome. Top-down mass spectrometry-based proteomics allows the identification of intact proteins containing post-translational modifications (PTMs) as well as truncated forms translated from reference ORFs or altORFs. METHODS: Top-down tissue microproteomics was applied on benign, tumor and necrotic-fibrotic regions of serous ovarian cancer biopsies, identifying proteins exhibiting region-specific cellular localization and PTMs...
June 3, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596134/a-critical-role-of-zinc-importer-adcabc-in-group-a-streptococcus-host-interactions-during-infection-and-its-implications-for-vaccine-development
#12
Nishanth Makthal, Kimberly Nguyen, Hackwon Do, Maire Gavagan, Pete Chandrangsu, John D Helmann, Randall J Olsen, Muthiah Kumaraswami
Bacterial pathogens must overcome host immune mechanisms to acquire micronutrients for successful replication and infection. Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as group A streptococcus (GAS), is a human pathogen that causes a variety of clinical manifestations, and disease prevention is hampered by lack of a human GAS vaccine. Herein, we report that the mammalian host recruits calprotectin (CP) to GAS infection sites and retards bacterial growth by zinc limitation. However, a GAS-encoded zinc importer and a nuanced zinc sensor aid bacterial defense against CP-mediated growth inhibition and contribute to GAS virulence...
June 2, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596132/crusade-score-is-superior-to-platelet-function-testing-for-prediction-of-bleeding-in-patients-following-coronary-interventions
#13
Junghee Bang, Sun Young Choi, Moo Hyun Kim, Victor Serebruany
Hypothetically, diminished platelet reactivity (PR) during dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) should cause extra major bleeding events (MBE), although definite evidence is lacking. Multiple scores have been proposed to stratify bleeding risk, but their predictive value during DAPT is unclear. We compared the performance of the Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes with Early Implementation of the ACC/AHA Guidelines (CRUSADE) with PR testing to predict MBE in Korean patients with acute coronary syndrome...
June 1, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615147/hiv-specific-b-cell-frequency-correlates-with-neutralization-breadth-in-patients-naturally-controlling-hiv-infection
#14
Angeline Rouers, Jéromine Klingler, Bin Su, Assia Samri, Géraldine Laumond, Sophie Even, Véronique Avettand-Fenoel, Clemence Richetta, Nicodème Paul, Faroudy Boufassa, Laurent Hocqueloux, Hugo Mouquet, Christine Rouzioux, Olivier Lambotte, Brigitte Autran, Stéphanie Graff-Dubois, Christiane Moog, Arnaud Moris
HIV-specific broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) have been isolated from patients with high viremia but also from HIV controllers that repress HIV-1 replication. In these elite controllers (ECs), multiple parameters contribute to viral suppression, including genetic factors and immune responses. Defining the immune correlates associated with the generation of bnAbs may help in designing efficient immunotherapies. In this study, in ECs either positive or negative for the HLA-B*57 protective allele, in treated HIV-infected and HIV-negative individuals, we characterized memory B cell compartments and HIV-specific memory B cells responses using flow cytometry and ELISPOT...
May 31, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579300/correcting-a-fundamental-flaw-in-the-paradigm-for-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing
#15
Selvi C Ersoy, Douglas M Heithoff, Lucien Barnes, Geneva K Tripp, John K House, Jamey D Marth, Jeffrey W Smith, Michael J Mahan
The emergence and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are an increasing cause of death worldwide, resulting in a global 'call to action' to avoid receding into an era lacking effective antibiotics. Despite the urgency, the healthcare industry still relies on a single in vitro bioassay to determine antibiotic efficacy. This assay fails to incorporate environmental factors normally present during host-pathogen interactions in vivo that significantly impact antibiotic efficacy. Here we report that standard antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) failed to detect antibiotics that are in fact effective in vivo; and frequently identified antibiotics that were instead ineffective as further confirmed in mouse models of infection and sepsis...
May 29, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596133/nuclear-factor-i-b-a-master-regulator-of-cell-differentiation-with-paradoxical-roles-in-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Daiana D Becker-Santos, Kim M Lonergan, Richard M Gronostajski, Wan L Lam
Emerging evidence indicates that nuclear factor I/B (NFIB), a transcription factor required for proper development and regulation of cellular differentiation in several tissues, also plays critical roles in cancer. Despite being a metastatic driver in small cell lung cancer and melanoma, it has become apparent that NFIB also exhibits tumour suppressive functions in many malignancies. The contradictory contributions of NFIB to both the inhibition and promotion of tumour development and progression, corroborates its diverse and context-dependent roles in many tissues and cell types...
May 27, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579299/sglt2-inhibition-by-empagliflozin-promotes-fat-utilization-and-browning-and-attenuates-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance-by-polarizing-m2-macrophages-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
#17
Liang Xu, Naoto Nagata, Mayumi Nagashimada, Fen Zhuge, Yinhua Ni, Guanliang Chen, Eric Mayoux, Shuichi Kaneko, Tsuguhito Ota
Sodium-glucose cotransporter (SGLT) 2 inhibitors increase urinary glucose excretion (UGE), leading to blood glucose reductions and weight loss. However, the impacts of SGLT2 inhibition on energy homeostasis and obesity-induced insulin resistance are less well known. Here, we show that empagliflozin, a SGLT2 inhibitor, enhanced energy expenditure and attenuated inflammation and insulin resistance in high-fat-diet-induced obese (DIO) mice. C57BL/6J mice were pair-fed a high-fat diet (HFD) or a HFD with empagliflozin for 16weeks...
May 26, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558958/is-ep-cam-expression-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker-for-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-meta-analysis
#18
Susu Han, Shaoqi Zong, Qi Shi, Hongjia Li, Shanshan Liu, Wei Yang, Wen Li, Fenggang Hou
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cell (CSC) epithelial cell adhesion molecule (Ep-CAM) is frequently expressed in colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the clinical significance of Ep-CAM expression in CRC is not clear. This study evaluated whether Ep-CAM provided valuable insight as a molecular biomarker for CRC diagnosis and prognosis and the potential of Ep-CAM as a novel therapeutic target in CRC. METHODS: Publications were selected online using electronic databases. The pooled odds ratios (ORs) or hazard ratios (HRs) with their 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs), and the combined sensitivity, specificity, and area under the curve (AUC) were calculated and summarized...
May 24, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587834/spasmogenic-effects-of-the-proteasome-inhibitor-carfilzomib-on-coronary-resistance-vascular-tone-and-reactivity
#19
Carol Chen-Scarabelli, Giovanni Corsetti, Evasio Pasini, Francesco S Dioguardi, Gagan Sahni, Jagat Narula, Mara Gavazzoni, Hemang Patel, Louis Saravolatz, Richard Knight, Riccardo Raddino, Tiziano M Scarabelli
BACKGROUND: Carfilzomib (CFZ) is a new proteasome inhibitor used for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Besides heart failure, angina and myocardial ischemia occurred following administration of CFZ, which is not contraindicated in patients with recent myocardial infarction/unstable angina excluded from the safety trials. AIM OF STUDY: To test the effects of CFZ (10(-9) to 10(-7)mol/L) on vascular tone and reactivity in the isolated rabbit heart and aorta. METHODS AND RESULTS: CFZ administered by bolus injection to the isolated heart increased coronary perfusion pressure (CPP) at all tested concentrations and mildly raised left ventricular pressure and heart rate, only at the highest concentration...
May 23, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571672/targeting-cd147-for-t-to-nk-lineage-reprogramming-and-tumor-therapy
#20
Jie-Jie Geng, Juan Tang, Xiang-Min Yang, Ruo Chen, Yang Zhang, Kui Zhang, Jin-Lin Miao, Zhi-Nan Chen, Ping Zhu
CD147 is highly expressed on the surface of numerous tumor cells to promote invasion and metastasis. Targeting these cells with CD147-specific antibodies has been validated as an effective approach for lung and liver cancer therapy. In the immune system, CD147 is recognized as a co-stimulatory receptor and impacts the outcome of thymic selection. Using T cell-specific deletion, we showed here that in thymus CD147 is indispensable for the stable αβ T cell lineage commitment: loss of CD147 biases both multipotent DN (double negative) and fully committed DP (double positive) cells into innate NK-like lineages...
May 18, 2017: EBioMedicine
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