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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926664/absence-of-serological-rheumatoid-arthritis-biomarkers-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-with-arthropathies
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Sanne J H Van Erp, Marije K Verheul, E W Nivine Levarht, Johan J van der Reijden, Désirée van der Heijde, Floris A van Gaalen, Daniel W Hommes, Gary L Norman, Zakera Shums, Michael Mahler, Hein W Verspaget, Leendert A Trouw, Andrea E van der Meulen-de Jong
OBJECTIVE: Biomarkers that are associated with future progression to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and joint destruction have been discovered previously in patients with arthralgia. The present study examined these RA biomarkers in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients with arthropathies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sera from 155 IBD patients with and 99 IBD patients without arthropathies were analyzed for immunoglobulin (Ig) M rheumatoid factor (RF), IgA-RF, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide 2, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide 3...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926488/blocking-ezh2-methylation-transferase-activity-by-gsk126-decreases-stem-cell-like-myeloma-cells
#2
Delong Zeng, Maoxing Liu, Jingxuan Pan
EZH2 is a critical epigenetic regulator that is deregulated in various types of cancers including multiple myeloma (MM). In the present study, we hypothesized that targeting EZH2 might induce apoptosis in myeloma cells including stem cell-like cells (CSCs). We investigated the effect of EZH2 inhibition on MM cells using a potent inhibitor (GSK126). The results showed that GSK126 effectively abrogated the methylated histone 3 (H3K27me3) level in MM.1S and LP1 cells, and inhibited the number of live cells and colony formation in soft agar of six MM cell lines...
December 2, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925662/clinical-and-pathological-features-of-hair-coat-abnormalities-in-curly-coated-retrievers-from-uk-and-sweden
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R Bond, K Varjonen, A Hendricks, Y M Chang, H Brooks Brownlie
OBJECTIVES: To gain information on hair loss amongst curly coated retrievers by questionnaire and to define the clinical and pathological features of hair coat abnormalities in affected dogs in the United Kingdom and Sweden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires were completed by members of the Curly Coated Retriever Clubs. Fourteen dogs (six in the United Kingdom, eight in Sweden) were clinically examined and skin/hair samples collected for microscopy and histopathology...
December 2016: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925159/lectin-complement-pathway-proteins-in-healthy-individuals
#4
Anne Troldborg, Annette Hansen, Søren W K Hansen, Jens Christian Jensenius, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Steffen Thiel
Since the discovery of the lectin pathway of complement activation, numerous clinical cohorts have been examined for one or more of the proteins, with the intention of uncovering the functions of the proteins or with the aim of discovering new biomarkers or diagnostic tools. To unveil the abnormal, it is pivotal to know the normal. Our aim was to describe the concentrations of the eleven known proteins of the lectin pathway in serum and plasma and to uncover possible gender differences, age and diurnal variations, which must be taken into account for investigations in different cohorts...
December 7, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925010/the-effects-of-a-simple-method-for-cryopreservation-and-thawing-procedures-on-cord-blood-derived-dc-based-esophageal-carcinoma-vaccine
#5
J Yu, L Xie, S Chen, J Zhang, G Guo, B Chen
BACKGROUND: Producing sufficient numbers of DCs at one time point and subsequently cryopreserving the generated DCs in ready-for-use aliquots for clinical application is useful in cancer treatment. OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of a simplified cryopreservation method and thawing procedures acting on the biological characteristics and specific cytotoxic activity of cord blood derived DC-based esophageal carcinoma vaccine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells were isolated from cord blood using CD34+ Progenitor Cell Isolation Kit by magnetic cell sorting system (MACS)...
July 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925007/viability-in-vitro-differentiation-and-molecular-characterization-of-equine-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cryopreserved-in-serum-and-serum-free-medium
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B Merlo, S Pirondi, E Iacono, B Rossi, F Ricci, G Mari
BACKGROUND: The effect of freezing-thawing equine adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (eATMSCs) have been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE: This study is to test the influence of cryopreservation solution and temperature when adding the cryoprotectant for freezing eATMSCs, and to investigate the effects of cryopreservation on their stemness features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four freezing protocols were evaluated. Viability and proliferation ability of cryopreserved cells were investigated by MTT assay...
July 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924986/a-nasba-on-microgel-tethered-molecular-beacon-microarray-for-real-time-microbial-molecular-diagnostics
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Y Ma, X Dai, T Hong, G B Munk, M Libera
Despite their many advantages and successes, molecular beacon (MB) hybridization probes have not been extensively used in microarray formats because of the complicating probe-substrate interactions that increase the background intensity. We have previously shown that tethering to surface-patterned microgels is an effective means for localizing MB probes to specific surface locations in a microarray format while simultaneously maintaining them in as water-like an environment as possible and minimizing probe-surface interactions...
December 7, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924642/development-of-an-rt-qpcr-assay-for-the-specific-detection-of-a-distinct-genetic-lineage-of-the-infectious-bursal-disease-virus
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Gonzalo Tomás, Martín Hernández, Ana Marandino, Claudia Techera, Sofia Grecco, Diego Hernández, Alejandro Banda, Yanina Panzera, Ruben Pérez
The infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is a major health threat to the world's poultry industry despite intensive controls including proper biosafety practices and vaccination. IBDV (Avibirnavirus, Birnaviridae) is a non-enveloped virus with a bisegmented double-stranded RNA genome. The virus is traditionally classified into classic, variant and very virulent strains, each with different epidemiological relevance and clinical implications. Recently, a novel worldwide spread genetic lineage was described and denoted as distinct (d) IBDV...
December 7, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924503/mir-206-inhibits-renal-cell-cancer-growth-by-targeting-gak
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Chao Wei, Shen Wang, Zhang-Qun Ye, Zhi-Qiang Chen
Renal cell cancer (RCC) remains one of the most lethal types of cancer in adults. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play key roles in the pathogenesis of RCC. The role of miR-206 in RCC has not been fully understood. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of miR-206 in the regulation of proliferation and metastasis of RCC and the possible mechanism. miR-206 expression was detected by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) in RCC cell lines (786-O and OS-RC-2 cells) and clinical samples...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924203/the-effects-of-etomidate-and-midazolam-on-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-proliferation
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Ho Park, Kyoungho Ryu, Yun-Hong Kim, Won-Jun Choi, Dongchan Ko
BACKGROUND: Stem cell therapy using adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs), which are capable of multipotent differentiation, is currently being investigated in the field of tissue regeneration and the treatment of patients in intensive care units. It is known that type-A γ-aminobutyric acid (GABAA) receptor activity has an influence on stem cell proliferation. Thus, we investigated the effects of the clinically available GABAA receptor agonists, etomidate and midazolam, on ADSC proliferation measured by the cell counting kit-8 assay...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924175/serum-free-light-chain-assay-and-%C3%AE%C2%BA-%C3%AE-ratio-performance-in-patients-with-monoclonal-gammopathy-high-false-negative-rate-for-%C3%AE%C2%BA-%C3%AE-ratio
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Gurmukh Singh
BACKGROUND: Serum free light chain assay (SFLCA) and κ/λ ratio, and protein electrophoretic methods are used in the diagnosis and monitoring of monoclonal gammopathies. METHODS: Results for serum free light chains, serum and urine protein electrophoreses and immunofixation electrophoreses in 468 patients with a diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathy were compared. The results of the two methods were graded as concordant, non-concordant or discordant with the established diagnoses to assess the relative performance of the methods...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923953/seroevidence-for-a-high-prevalence-of-subclinical-infection-with-avian-influenza-a-h5n1-virus-among-workers-in-a-live-poultry-market-in-indonesia
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Kazufumi Shimizu, Laksmi Wulandari, Emmanuel D Poetranto, Retno A Setyoningrum, Resti Yudhawati, Amelia Sholikhah, Aldise M Nastri, Anna L Poetranto, Adithya Y R Candra, Edith F Puruhito, Yusuke Takahara, Yoshiaki Yamagishi, Masaoki Yamaoka, Hak Hotta, Takako Ustumi, Maria I Lusida, Soetjipto, Yohko K Shimizu, Gatot Soegiarto, Yasuko Mori
BACKGROUND:  In Indonesia, highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus has become endemic in poultry and has caused sporadic deadly infections in human. Since 2012, we have conducted fixed-point surveillance of avian influenza viruses at a live-poultry market in East Java, Indonesia. In this study, we examined the seroprevalence of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection among market workers. METHODS:  Sera were collected from 101 workers in early 2014 and examined for antibody activity against avian A(H5N1) Eurasian lineage virus by a hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) assay...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923842/predicting-mek-inhibitor-response-in-lung-cancer-a-proper-signature-is-required
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Yaohua Xue, Piro Lito
The ERK signaling pathway is one of the most commonly deregulated pathways in cancer. Assays that accurately measure ERK signaling output in clinical specimens would be extremely helpful not only in determining the parmacodynamic effects of drug treatment but also in selecting those patients most likely to respond to therapy.
December 6, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923698/engineered-sodium-hyaluronate-respirable-dry-powders-for-pulmonary-drug-delivery
#14
Francesco Martinelli, Anna Giulia Balducci, Abhinav Kumar, Fabio Sonvico, Ben Forbes, Ruggero Bettini, Francesca Buttini
Sodium hyaluronate (HYA) warrants attention as a material for inhalation due to its (i) therapeutic potential, (ii) utility as a formulation excipient or drug carrier, and (iii) ability to target lung inflammation and cancer. This study aimed to overcome formulation and manufacturing impediments to engineer biocompatible spray-dried HYA powders for inhalation. Novel methodology was developed to produce HYA microparticles by spray drying. Different types of surfactant were included in the formulation to improve powder respirability, which was evaluated in vitro using cascade impactors...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923651/a-cheap-simple-high-throughput-method-for-screening-native-helicobacter-pylori-urease-inhibitors-using-a-recombinant-escherichia-coli-its-validation-and-demonstration-of-pistacia-atlantica-methanolic-extract-effectivity-and-specificity
#15
Natalie Amar, Avi Peretz, Yoram Gerchman
Helicobacter pylori is the most frequent and persistent bacterial infection worldwide, and a risk factor for active gastritis, peptic ulcers, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, and gastric cancer. Although combined antibiotics treatment is effective cases of antibiotic resistance are reported at an alarming rate. The H. pylori urease enzyme is essential for the bacteria establishment in the gastric mucosa, resulting urease inhibitors being sought after as effective and specific anti- H. pylori treatment...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923451/microrna-guided-diagnostics-in-clinical-samples
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REVIEW
Dakota Gustafson, Kathrin Tyryshkin, Neil Renwick
miRNA-guided diagnostics is a powerful molecular approach for evaluating clinical samples through miRNA detection and/or visualization. To date, this approach has been successfully used to diagnose, manage, and/or monitor a wide range of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. Despite the promise of miRNA-guided diagnostics, particularly in the field of minimally invasive biomarkers, several knowledge and practical issues confound or hinder translation into routine clinical practice including: miRNA sequence database errors, suboptimal RNA extraction methods, detection assay variability, a vast array of online resources for bioinformatic analyses, and non-standardized statistical analyses for miRNA clinical testing...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923433/circulating-anti-coatomer-protein-complex-subunit-epsilon-cope-autoantibodies-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Takuma Matsumura, Jiro Terada, Taku Kinoshita, Yoriko Sakurai, Misuzu Yahaba, Ryogo Ema, Atsuko Amata, Seiichiro Sakao, Kengo Nagashima, Koichiro Tatsumi, Takaki Hiwasa
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Although moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent risk factor for severe arteriosclerotic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke, the development of atherosclerosis-related diseases cannot yet be predicted in OSA patients. In a pilot study, we identified autoantibodies against the coatomer protein complex, subunit epsilon [circulating anti-coatomer protein complex subunit epsilon autoantibody (COPE-Ab)], a cytosolic complex that mediates protein transport in the Golgi compartment, as a potential novel biomarker of atherosclerosis...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923383/srgap1-mediates-the-migration-inhibition-effect-of-slit2-robo1-in-colorectal-cancer
#18
Yuyang Feng, Lei Feng, Di Yu, Jian Zou, Zhaohui Huang
BACKGROUND: The neuronal guidance molecule Slit2 plays suppressive role in tumorigenesis and progression. We previously showed that Slit2-Robo1 inhibit cell migration in colorectal cancer (CRC). However, little is known about its downstream effectors in CRC. This study tries to identify whether the Slit-Robo Rho GTPase activating protein 1 (srGAP1) could mediate the inhibitory effect of Slit2-Robo1 on CRC cell migration. METHODS: The protein expression of srGAP1 in clinical CRC tissues was tested by immunohistochemistry staining...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923250/clinical-evaluation-of-the-first-automated-assay-for-the-detection-of-stimulating-tsh-receptor-autoantibodies
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S Allelein, M Ehlers, S Goretzki, D Hermsen, J Feldkamp, M Haase, T Dringenberg, C Schmid, H Hautzel, M Schott
Until recently, stimulating TSH receptor autoantibodies (sTRAbs) could only be measured by bioassays. A new assay system, which directly detects sTRAb in sera by applying bridge technology, has been established and is now available as automated chemiluminescence (bridge) immunoassay. We evaluated the automated bridge assay in clinical routine and compared it with a conventional automated TRAb assay (competition assay). Altogether, 226 Graves' disease (GD), 57 autoimmune thyroiditis, 74 non-autoimmune nodular goiter and 49 thyroid cancer patients, as well as 41 healthy controls were retrospectively evaluated...
December 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922915/lifestyle-behaviors-perceived-stress-and-inflammation-of-individuals-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#20
Debra Lynch Kelly, Debra E Lyon, Deidre Periera, Cynthia Garvan, John Wingard
BACKGROUND: Stress is a potent immunomodulator contributing to chronic conditions. Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a life-threatening late effect of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation associated with stress and exaggerated immune response that may be associated to lifestyle behaviors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore associations among lifestyle behaviors, perceived stress, and inflammation of individuals with cGVHD. METHODS: A secondary analysis from a prospective observational study of 24 adults (≥18 years) with cGVHD was conducted...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
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