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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550667/-clinical-features-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence-in-mucinous-breast-cancer
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L Lei, Z Z Chen, Y B Zheng, B Chen, X Wang, X J Wang
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological characteristic and risk factors for recurrence in different subtypes of mucinous breast cancer(MBC). Methods: Clinical data of 97 MBC patients at Zhejiang Cancer Hospital from August 2005 to November 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. All of patients were divided into 3 subtypes according to the mucinous components in the tumors, named as partial mixed MBC with less than 50% of mucinous components, main mixed MBC where the mucinous component accounted for 50% to 90%, and pure MBC with more than 90% of mucinous components...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550665/-survival-analysis-of-104-cases-of-osteosarcoma-with-lung-metastases
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J Ren, Y F Xu, T H Kuang, J Chen, Y X Liu
Objective: To investigate the prognosis of osteosarcoma patients with lung metastases and its correlated factors. Methods: The clinical data of 104 osteosarcoma patients with lung metastasis from April 2007 to September 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Univariate analysis was performed using Kaplan-Meier and Log rank test. Multivariate Cox regression was applied to analyze independent prognostic factor for patient survival. Results: The one-year, two-year and five-year survival rates of the 104 osteosarcoma patients with lung pulmonary metastasis were 93...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550522/reduced-monocyte-adhesion-to-aortae-of-diabetic-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-knockout-mice
#3
Ruozhi Zhao, Khuong Le, Mohammed H Moghadasian, Garry X Shen
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: To determine the requirement of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1-knockout (PAI-1) for monocyte adhesion in animals and cells under diabetic conditions. METHODS AND SUBJECTS: Monocyte adhesion assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and Western blotting were used in analyzing samples from PAI-1-knockout (PAI-1-KO) mice or cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). TREATMENTS: Diabetes in PAI-1-KO and wild-type mice was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ)...
May 26, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550261/effect-of-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-genotype-on-metabolic-biomarkers-in-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#4
Jill Morris K, Roxanne Adeline Z Uy, Eric D Vidoni, Heather M Wilkins, Ashley E Archer, John P Thyfault, John M Miles, Jeffrey M Burns
Alzheimer's disease (AD) may have heterogeneous pathophysiological underpinnings, with risk factors including apolipoprotein rmvarep4 (APOE4) genotype and insulin resistance. We hypothesized that distinct phenotypes exist within AD. We examined APOE4 and metabolic biomarkers in 338 subjects (n = 213 nondemented (ND), n = 125 AD). We further characterized steady state free fatty acid (FFA) levels in a subset of 45 participants who had also participated in a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp. Insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) was elevated in AD versus ND (p = 0...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550013/an-essential-regulatory-system-originating-from-polygenic-transcriptional-rewiring-of-phop-phoq-of-xanthomonas-campestris
#5
Bao-Yu Peng, Yue Pan, Ru-Jiao Li, Jin-Wei Wei, Fang Liang, Li Wang, Fang-Fang Wang, Wei Qian
How essential, regulatory genes originate and evolve is intriguing because mutations of these genes not only lead to lethality in organisms, but also have pleiotropic effects since they control the expression of multiple downstream genes. Therefore, the evolution of essential, regulatory genes is not only determined by genetic variations of their own sequences, but also by the biological function of downstream genes and molecular mechanisms of regulation. To understand the origin of essential, regulatory genes, experimental dissection of the complete regulatory cascade is needed...
May 26, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549866/venom-of-the-peruvian-snake-bothriopsis-oligolepis-detection-of-antibacterial-activity-and-involvement-of-proteolytic-enzymes-and-c-type-lectins-in-growth-inhibition-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#6
M A Sulca, C Remuzgo, J Cárdenas, S Kiyota, E Cheng, M P Bemquerer, M T Machini
There is a rising interest in snake venoms proteins (SVPs) because these macromolecules are related to pharmacological properties that manifest themselves during poisoning and can lead to secondary microbial infections. Interestingly, researchers have somehow neglected the antimicrobial activity of SVPs. The aims of this study were: (i) to verify whether the venom of the Peruvian snake Bothriopsis oligolepis displays such activity; (ii) to isolate and identify some its antimicrobial constituents. Liquid growth inhibition assays revealed that the crude venom inhibited the growth of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, but not of Candida species...
May 23, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549801/methanolic-extract-of-boswellia-serrata-exhibits-anti-cancer-activities-by-targeting-microsomal-prostaglandin-e-synthase-1-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
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Tayebe Ranjbarnejad, Massoud Saidijam, Shirin Moradkhani, Rezvan Najafi
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cancer. A proper method to reduce mortality of CRC is chemoprevention to prevent initiation and promotion of intestinal tumorgenesis. One of the promising and developing chemopreventive agents is natural compounds found in plants. Frankincense, the resin extract from the Boswellia specious, has been used in traditional and modern medicine for treating various diseases with very minimal side effects. In the current study, we investigated the anti-cancer activity of methanolic extract of Boswellia serrata (B...
May 23, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549747/increased-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-accelerates-diet-related-vascular-aging-and-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice-under-chronic-stress
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Yanna Lei, Guang Yang, Lina Hu, Limei Piao, Aiko Inoue, Haiying Jiang, Takeshi Sasaki, Guangxian Zhao, Maimaiti Yisireyili, Chenglin Yu, Wenhu Xu, Kyosuke Takeshita, Kenji Okumura, Masafumi Kuzuya, Xian Wu Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to psychosocial stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Given that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) regulates several intracellular signaling pathways associated with glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) metabolism, we investigated the role of DPP4 in stress-related vascular senescence and atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: ApoE(-/-) mice fed a high-fat (HF) diet were randomly assigned to one of non-stress and immobilized stress groups for 12weeks...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549199/effect-of-1-25-oh2d3-on-the-proliferation-of-human-mesangial-cells-and-their-expression-of-ki67
#9
D Zhao, C-J Zhang, R Yang, J-P Chen, L Ma, G Liu, X-P Yang
Previous studies have found that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3 or VD3] exerts many biological effects, including the inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis, but its mechanism of action remains unclear. The goal of our investigation was to explore the effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 on the proliferation of cultured human mesangial cells and their expression of Ki67 in vitro, and to establish its mechanism of action. Cultured human mesangial cells were randomly divided into the following four groups: normal control (N group; administered Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium containing 5% fetal bovine serum), proliferation [epidermal growth factor (EGF) group; administered 10 μg/L EGF], VD3 intervention [administered 10(-8) M 1,25(OH)2D3], and proliferation and intervention [EGF+VD3 group; administered 10 μg/L EGF and 10(-8) M 1,25(OH)2D3]...
May 25, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548569/thyroxine-increases-collagen-type-ii-expression-and-accumulation-in-scaffold-free-tissue-engineered-articular-cartilage
#10
G Adam Whitney, Thomas J Kean, Russell J Fernandes, Stephen D Waldman, M Yat Tse, Stephen C Pang, Joseph M Mansour, James E Dennis
Low collagen accumulation in the extra-cellular matrix is a pressing problem in cartilage tissue engineering, leading to a low collagen-to-glycosaminoglycan (GAG) ratio and poor mechanical properties in neo-cartilage. Soluble factors have been shown to increase collagen content, but may result in a more pronounced increase in GAG content. Thyroid hormones have been reported to stimulate collagen and GAG production, but reported outcomes, including which specific collagen types are affected, are variable throughout the literature...
May 26, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547726/stroke-induces-mesenchymal-stem-cell-migration-to-infarcted-brain-areas-via-cxcr4-and-c-met-signaling
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Oh Young Bang, Gyeong Joon Moon, Dong Hee Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Sooyoon Kim, Jeong Pyo Son, Yeon Hee Cho, Won Hyuk Chang, Yun-Hee Kim
Mesenchymal stem cells circulate between organs to repair and maintain tissues. Mesenchymal stem cells cultured with fetal bovine serum have therapeutic effects when intravenously administered after stroke. However, only a small number of mesenchymal stem cells reach the brain. We hypothesized that the serum from stroke patients increases mesenchymal stem cells trophism toward the infarcted brain area. Mesenchymal stem cells were grown in fetal bovine serum, normal serum from normal rats, or stroke serum from ischemic stroke rats...
May 25, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546523/alk-protein-expression-is-related-to-neuroblastoma-aggressiveness-but-is-not-independent-prognostic-factor
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Ji Won Lee, Sung Hye Park, Hyoung Jin Kang, Kyung Duk Park, Hee Young Shin, Hyo Seop Ahn
Purpose: In this study, anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) mutation and amplification, ALK protein expression, loss of the nuclear alpha thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome X-linked (ATRX) protein, and telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) protein expression were studied to investigate potential correlations between these molecular characteristics and clinical features or outcomes in neuroblastoma. Materials and Methods: Seventy-two patients were enrolled in this study...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546436/quantifying-wheat-sensitivities-to-environmental-constraints-to-dissect-g-x-e-in-the-field
#13
Boris Parent, Julien Bonneau, Lance Maphosa, Alex Kovalchuk, Peter Langridge, Delphine Fleury
Yield is subject to strong Genotype by Environment interactions (G x E) in the field, especially under abiotic constraints such as soil water deficit (Drought, D) and high temperature (Heat, H). Since environmental conditions show strong fluctuations during the whole crop cycle, geneticists usually do not consider the environmental measures as quantitative variables, but rather as factors in multi-environment analyses. Based on 11 experiments in a field platform with contrasted temperature and soil water deficit, we determined the periods of sensitivity to drought and heat constraints in wheat (Triticum aestivum L...
May 25, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546425/the-first-crystal-structure-of-a-family-129-glycoside-hydrolase-from-a-probiotic-bacterium-reveals-critical-residues-and-metal-co-factors
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Mayo Sato, Dorothee Liebschner, Yusuke Yamada, Naohiro Matsugaki, Takatoshi Arakawa, Siobhan S Wills, Mitchell Hattie, Keith A Stubbs, Tasuku Ito, Toshiya Senda, Hisashi Ashida, Shinya Fushinobu
The α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from the probiotic bacterium Bifidobacterium bifidum (NagBb) belongs to the glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 129 and hydrolyzes the glycosidic bond of Tn antigen (GalNAcα1-Ser/Thr). NagBb is involved in assimilation of O-glycans on mucin glycoproteins by B. bifidum in the human gastrointestinal tract, but its catalytic mechanism has remained elusive because of a lack of sequence homology around putative catalytic residues and of other structural information. Here we report the X-ray crystal structure of NagBb, representing the first GH129 family structure, solved by the single-wavelength anomalous dispersion method based on sulfur atoms of the native protein...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546421/statins-attenuate-activation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-by-oxidized-ldl-or-tnf-%C3%AE-in-vascular-endothelial-cells-through-a-pxr-dependent-mechanism
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Shaolan Wang, Xinya Xie, Ting Lei, Kang Zhang, Baochang Lai, Zihui Zhang, Youfei Guan, Guangmei Mao, Lei Xiao, Nanping Wang
Excessive activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome is implicated in cardiovascular diseases. Statins exert an anti-inflammatory effect independent of their cholesterol lowering effect. This study investigated the potential role of statins in the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome in endothelial cells (ECs). Western blotting and qRT-PCR showed that oxidized-LDL (oxLDL) or tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) activated the NLRP3 inflammasome in ECs. Simvastatin or mevastatin significantly suppressed the effects of oxLDL or TNFα...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546038/-pathophysiology-of-detrusor-underactivity-in-the-elderly
#16
J Kerdraon, B Peyronnet, X Gamé, B Fatton, R Haddad, C Hentzen, C Jeandel, P Mares, M Mezzadri, A-C Petit, G Robain, J-M Vetel, G Amarenco
AIM: The aim of this study was to review the evidence regarding the pathophysiology of detrusor underactivity in the elderly. METHODS: A literature review was conducted in July 2016 using the Medline/Pubmed database limiting the search to works in English or French. RESULTS: The prevalence of detrusor underactivity has been reported to range from 8% to 48% depending on the definition used and the age of the population studied. Current data suggest that aging may itself be a causative factor of detrusor underactivity through myogenic dysfunctions (ultrastructural degeneration of the detrusor muscle) and neurogenic dysfunctions (by degeneration of efferent but mostly afferent innervation mechanisms)...
May 22, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545389/structural-insight-into-the-inactivation-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-non-classical-transpeptidase-ldtmt2-by-biapenem-and-tebipenem
#17
Mario A Bianchet, Ying H Pan, Leighanne A Brammer Basta, Harry Saavedra, Evan P Lloyd, Pankaj Kumar, Rohini Mattoo, Craig A Townsend, Gyanu Lamichhane
BACKGROUND: The carbapenem subclass of β-lactams is among the most potent antibiotics available today. Emerging evidence shows that, unlike other subclasses of β-lactams, carbapenems bind to and inhibit non-classical transpeptidases (L,D-transpeptidases) that generate 3 → 3 linkages in bacterial peptidoglycan. The carbapenems biapenem and tebipenem exhibit therapeutically valuable potencies against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). RESULTS: Here, we report the X-ray crystal structures of Mtb L,D-transpeptidase-2 (LdtMt2) complexed with biapenem or tebipenem...
May 25, 2017: BMC Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545279/-impact-of-gender-and-age-on-in-hospital-major-adverse-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-of-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#18
Q N Shen, D X Wang, H B Zhai, Z C Dong, J Liu, B Zhang
Objective: To investigate the impact of gender and age on in-hospital major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods: This is a retrospective single-center study. A total of consecutive 1 102 patients with acute STEMI admitted to our hospital from January 2001 to December 2010 were recruited and clinical data were analyzed. The primary end point was in-hospital death due to any cause, and the secondary end point was in-hospital composite end point including death, re-infarction and stroke...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545269/-risk-factors-of-endometriosis-associated-ovarian-carcinoma-in-women-aged-45-years-and-older
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Z X He, S Wang, Z F Li, L Zhu, J H Leng, J H Lang
Obiective: To explore the risk factors of endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer (EAOC) in women with ovarian endometriosis aged 45 years and older in China. Methods: The medical records of total 1 038 women aged 45 years and older with a surgicopathological diagnosis of ovarian endometriosis treated at Peking Union Medical College Hospital from December 1994 to December 2014 were reviewed. Histology evaluation determined ovarian endometriosis with (n=30) or without (n=1 008) ovarian cancer. Results: (1) There were 30 (2...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545007/catechol-o-methyltransferase-gene-promoter-methylation-as-a-peripheral-biomarker-in-male-schizophrenia
#20
S Gao, J Cheng, G Li, T Sun, Y Xu, Y Wang, X Du, G Xu, S Duan
As an epigenetic modification, DNA methylation may reflect the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in the development of schizophrenia (SCZ). Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene is a promising candidate gene of SCZ. In the present study, we investigate the association of COMT methylation with the risk of SCZ using bisulfite pyrosequencing technology. Significant association between DNA methylation of COMT and the risk of SCZ is identified (P=1.618e-007). A breakdown analysis by gender shows that the significance is driven by males (P=3...
March 30, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
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