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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819421/simultaneous-quantification-of-serum-multi-phospholipids-as-potential-biomarkers-for-differentiating-different-pathophysiological-states-of-lung-stomach-intestine-and-pancreas
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Yumei Guo, Junling Ren, Xiaoou Li, Xiaofeng Liu, Ning Liu, Yanmin Wang, Zhili Li
Background: Aberrant lipid metabolism is closely associated with cancer. Materials & Methods: Serum levels of sphingomyelins (SM) (34:1), phosphatidylcholine (PC) (34:2), PC(34:1), PC(36:4), PC(36:3), and PC(36:2) in 1449 serum samples (including 599 normal controls, 69 patients with benign lung diseases (BLDs), 61 with benign colorectal diseases, 54 with benign gastric diseases, 67 with benign pancreatic diseases, and 246 with lung cancer (LC), 144 with colorectal cancer, 94 with gastric cancer, 115 with pancreatic cancer) were quantified simultaneously based on their respective calibration equations with correlation coefficient of >0...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815640/in-vitro-genotoxicity-of-airborne-ni-np-in-air-liquid-interface
#2
Siiri Latvala, Daniel Vare, Hanna L Karlsson, Karine Elihn
Studies using advanced toxicological methods enabling in vitro conditions that are more realistic are currently needed for understanding the risks of pulmonary exposure to airborne nanoparticles. Owing to the carcinogenicity of certain nickel compounds, the increased production of nickel nanoparticles (Ni-NPs) raises occupational safety concerns. The aim of this study was to investigate the genotoxicity of airborne Ni-NPs using a recently developed air-liquid interface exposure system. The wild-type Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cell line (V79) was used and cytotoxicity, DNA damage and mutagenicity were studied by testing colony forming efficiency, alkaline DNA unwinding and HPRT mutation assays, respectively...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812131/dna-degrades-during-storage-in-formalin-fixed-and-paraffin-embedded-tissue-blocks
#3
Alice Guyard, Alice Boyez, Anaïs Pujals, Cyrielle Robe, Jeanne Tran Van Nhieu, Yves Allory, Julien Moroch, Odette Georges, Jean-Christophe Fournet, Elie-Serge Zafrani, Karen Leroy
Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks are widely used to identify clinically actionable molecular alterations or perform retrospective molecular studies. Our goal was to quantify degradation of DNA occurring during mid to long-term storage of samples in usual conditions. We selected 46 FFPE samples of surgically resected carcinomas of lung, colon, and urothelial tract, of which DNA had been previously extracted. We performed a second DNA extraction on the same blocks under identical conditions after a median period of storage of 5...
August 15, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811998/paracoccidioidomycosis-level-of-pulmonary-sequelae-in-high-resolution-computed-tomography-images-from-patients-of-two-endemic-regions-of-brazil
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Diana Rodrigues de Pina, Matheus Alvarez, Guilherme Giacomini, Ana Luiza Menegatti Pavan, Carlos Ivan Andrade Guedes, Ricardo de Souza Cavalcante, Rinaldo Poncio Mendes, Anamaria Mello Miranda Paniago
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate differences in lung damage in patients with paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) in two endemic regions of Brazil (Botucatu, SP, in the southeastern region and Campo Grande, MS, in the west central region). METHODS: The study sought to objectively quantify fibrosis and emphysema treated patients using high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) that was performed according to an established and validated computational method...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805106/measuring-fetal-brain-and-lung-transcripts-in-amniotic-fluid-supernatant-a-comparison-of-digital-pcr-and-rt-qpcr-methods
#5
Lisa Hui, Sally Beard, Natalie J Hannan
PURPOSE: Amniotic fluid (AF) cell-free RNA is a promising source of information regarding fetal physiology. Digital PCR (dPCR) is a direct approach to nucleic acid detection that reports absolute transcript copy number. The aim of this study was to compare quantification of cell-free fetal brain and lung RNA transcripts in AF by reverse transcription-qPCR and dPCR. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective hospital-based study performed in 2016-2017. Pulmonary genes were quantified in term AF samples collected at elective cesarean birth; neurodevelopmental genes were measured in preterm samples (< 34 weeks) obtained from women undergoing clinically-indicated amniocentesis...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803375/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-efficiently-drives-the-management-of-patients-with-heart-failure-and-speeds-up-the-discharge-time
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Chiara Mozzini, Marco Di Dio Perna, Giancarlo Pesce, Ulisse Garbin, Anna Maria Fratta Pasini, Andrea Ticinesi, Antonio Nouvenne, Tiziana Meschi, Alder Casadei, Maurizio Soresi, Luciano Cominacini
Lung ultrasound (LUS) is a valid tool for the assessment of heart failure (HF) through the quantification of the B-lines. This study in HF patients aims to evaluate if LUS: (1) can accelerate the discharge time; (2) can efficiently drive diuretic therapy dosage; and (3) may have better performance compared to the amino-terminal portion of B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in monitoring HF recovery. A consecutive sample of 120 HF patients was admitted from the Emergency Department (ED) to the Internal Medicine Department (Verona University Hospital)...
August 12, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800546/mr-based-respiratory-and-cardiac-motion-correction-for-pet-imaging
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Thomas Küstner, Martin Schwartz, Petros Martirosian, Sergios Gatidis, Ferdinand Seith, Christopher Gilliam, Thierry Blu, Hadi Fayad, Dimitris Visvikis, F Schick, B Yang, H Schmidt, N F Schwenzer
PURPOSE: To develop a motion correction for Positron-Emission-Tomography (PET) using simultaneously acquired magnetic-resonance (MR) images within 90 s. METHODS: A 90 s MR acquisition allows the generation of a cardiac and respiratory motion model of the body trunk. Thereafter, further diagnostic MR sequences can be recorded during the PET examination without any limitation. To provide full PET scan time coverage, a sensor fusion approach maps external motion signals (respiratory belt, ECG-derived respiration signal) to a complete surrogate signal on which the retrospective data binning is performed...
August 3, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776088/impact-of-partial-volume-correction-in-oncological-pet-studies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Matthijs C F Cysouw, Gerbrand M Kramer, Linda J Schoonmade, Ronald Boellaard, Henrica C W de Vet, Otto S Hoekstra
PURPOSE: Positron-emission tomography can be useful in oncology for diagnosis, (re)staging, determining prognosis, and response assessment. However, partial-volume effects hamper accurate quantification of lesions <2-3× the PET system's spatial resolution, and the clinical impact of this is not evident. This systematic review provides an up-to-date overview of studies investigating the impact of partial-volume correction (PVC) in oncological PET studies. METHODS: We searched in PubMed and Embase databases according to the PRISMA statement, including studies from inception till May 9, 2016...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771616/quantification-of-transplant-derived-circulating-cell-free-dna-in-absence-of-a-donor-genotype
#9
Eilon Sharon, Hao Shi, Sandhya Kharbanda, Winston Koh, Lance R Martin, Kiran K Khush, Hannah Valantine, Jonathan K Pritchard, Iwijn De Vlaminck
Quantification of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in circulating blood derived from a transplanted organ is a powerful approach to monitoring post-transplant injury. Genome transplant dynamics (GTD) quantifies donor-derived cfDNA (dd-cfDNA) by taking advantage of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) distributed across the genome to discriminate donor and recipient DNA molecules. In its current implementation, GTD requires genotyping of both the transplant recipient and donor. However, in practice, donor genotype information is often unavailable...
August 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763758/simultaneous-determination-of-three-di-caffeoylquinic-acids-by-uhplc-ms-ms-in-rat-plasma-and-its-application-to-a-comparative-pharmacokinetic-study-in-normal-and-acute-lung-injury-rat
#10
Yanjuan Wang, Yanmin Wang, Xiao Wu, Zhili Xiong, Wei Xiao, Chao Ma
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a severe inflammatory disease with high mortality rates. Di-caffeoylquinic acids (DCQAs), the bioactive components of reduning injection (RDN), may play important roles in the protective effect on acute lung injury (ALI). A selective and rapid ultra high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of 3,4-, 3,5- and 4,5-DCQA in rat plasma. The DCQAs were extracted by liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl acetate-isopropyl alcohol (7:3, v/v)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752443/measuring-and-interpreting-serum-aat-concentration
#11
Leslie J Donato, Melissa R Snyder, Dina N Greene
Deficiency of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is caused by mutations in the SERPINA1 gene that results in low concentrations of AAT in circulation. The low AAT concentration can result in uninhibited neutrophil elastase activity in the lung, leading to pulmonary tissue damage and lung disease. Clinical evaluation for possible AAT deficiency includes two critical components: measuring AAT concentration in serum and identification of AAT deficiency alleles. In this chapter the methods by which AAT concentration can be measured in the clinical laboratory are described...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752074/co-liquefaction-with-acetone-and-gc-analysis-of-volatile-compounds-in-exhaled-breath-as-lung-cancer-biomarkers
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Abolghasem Jouyban, Djavanshir Djozan, Parastou Mohammadandashti, Aliakbar Alizadeh-Nabil, Hooshangh Ghorbanpour, Maryam Khoubnasabjafari, Mohammad Mohammadzadeh
Introduction: A simple, rapid and low cost method for enrichment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from exhaled breath (EB) is presented. Methods: A 1000 mL home-made extraction device was filled with EB. The VOCs were extracted and condensed in 0.5 mL acetone. Recognition of volatiles in the real studied EB samples was performed by a GC-MS. Results: The method displays an extraction efficiency of >86% with the enrichment factor of 1929 for octanal. Limits of detection and quantification, and linear dynamic range were 0...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750038/low-calcium-diet-increases-4t1-mammary-tumor-carcinoma-cell-burden-and-bone-pathology-in-mice
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Wendan Wang, Jody L Gordon, Kenneth A Philbrick, Xujuan Yang, Adam J Branscum, Christiane V Löhr, Wanda M Haschek, Russell T Turner, Urszula T Iwaniec, William G Helferich
Breast cancer metastasizes to bone in the majority of patients with advanced disease. We investigated the effects of inadequate dietary calcium (Ca) on bone turnover, tumor growth, and bone response to tumor in tibia inoculated with 4T1 mammary carcinoma cells. Nine-month-old female Balb/c mice were placed on an adequate Ca (5 g/kg diet, n = 30) or low Ca (80 mg/kg diet, n = 31) diet for 14 days, then injected intratibially with 1,000 4T1 cells (transfected with luciferase for bioluminescence imaging), and sacrificed at 5, 10, or 21 days post-inoculation (n = 7-10 mice/group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743252/quantification-of-tumour-evolution-and-heterogeneity-via-bayesian-epiallele-detection
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James E Barrett, Andrew Feber, Javier Herrero, Miljana Tanic, Gareth A Wilson, Charles Swanton, Stephan Beck
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic heterogeneity within a tumour can play an important role in tumour evolution and the emergence of resistance to treatment. It is increasingly recognised that the study of DNA methylation (DNAm) patterns along the genome - so-called 'epialleles' - offers greater insight into epigenetic dynamics than conventional analyses which examine DNAm marks individually. RESULTS: We have developed a Bayesian model to infer which epialleles are present in multiple regions of the same tumour...
July 25, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742859/whole-blood-microrna-expression-may-not-be-useful-for-screening-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Santosh K Patnaik, Eric D Kannisto, Reema Mallick, Anil Vachani, Sai Yendamuri
At least seven studies have suggested that microRNA levels in whole blood can be diagnostic for lung cancer. We conducted a large bi-institutional study to validate this. Qiagen® PAXgene™ Blood miRNA System was used to collect blood and extract RNA from it for 85 pathologic stage I-IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases and 76 clinically-relevant controls who had a benign pulmonary mass, or a high risk of developing lung cancer because of a history of cigarette smoking or age >60 years. Cases and controls were similar for age, gender, race, and blood hemoglobin and leukocyte but not platelet levels (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742791/correlation-between-circulating-tumor-dna-levels-and-response-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-tki-treatment-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Zhangjing Wei, Wenyue Wang, Zitan Shu, Xue Zhou, Yanfang Zhang
BACKGROUND Clinical monitoring of EGFR-positive NSCLC patients is important to gauge treatment response. The current study addresses the usage of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) as a prognostic marker during treatment of first-generation TKIs. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serial samplings of peripheral blood from 200 EGFR-positive NSCLC patients were taken. Baseline ctDNA quantification was conducted by digital droplet PCR before TKI treatment was administered and compared to primary biopsies. Thereafter blood sampling at different treatment cycles were measured and assessed for its prognostic and predictive value...
July 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734369/systematic-comparison-of-exosomal-proteomes-from-human-saliva-and-serum-for-the-detection-of-lung-cancer
#17
Yan Sun, Sha Liu, Zhi Qiao, Zhi Shang, Zhijun Xia, Xiaomin Niu, Liqiang Qian, Yan Zhang, Liuyin Fan, Cheng-Xi Cao, Hua Xiao
Circulating tumor exosomes harbor plenty of cancer biological information, which have emerged as promising targets for cancer early detection and diagnosis. Human serum and saliva are unique diagnostic body fluids, which contain numerous circulating exosomes. It is necessary to establish standardized isolation method and compare their proteome profiling for translational medicine. High abundant proteins in these body fluids were removed before exosomes isolation and obtained exosomes were further confirmed by morphology analysis and surface biomarker test...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733724/motion-monitoring-during-a%C3%A2-course-of-lung-radiotherapy-with-anchored-electromagnetic-transponders-quantification-of-inter-and-intrafraction-motion-and-variability-of-relative-transponder-positions
#18
Daniela Schmitt, Simeon Nill, Falk Roeder, Daniela Gompelmann, Felix Herth, Uwe Oelfke
PURPOSE: Anchored electromagnetic transponders for tumor motion monitoring during lung radiotherapy were clinically evaluated. First, intrafractional motion patterns were analyzed as well as their interfractional variations. Second, intra- and interfractional changes of the geometric transponder positions were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intrafractional motion data from 7 patients with an upper or middle lobe tumor and three implanted transponders each was used to calculate breathing amplitudes, overall motion amount and motion midlines in three mutual perpendicular directions and three-dimensionally (3D) for 162 fractions...
July 21, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733706/phage-display-selection-in-vitro-characterization-and-correlative-pet-imaging-of-a-novel-her3-peptide
#19
Benjamin M Larimer, Nicholas Phelan, Eric Wehrenberg-Klee, Umar Mahmood
PURPOSE: HER3 (ERBB3) is a receptor tyrosine kinase that is implicated in treatment resistance across multiple cancers, including those of the breast, lung, and prostate. Overexpression of HER3 following targeted therapy can occur rapidly and heterogeneously both within a single lesion and across sites of metastasis, making protein quantification by biopsy highly challenging. A global, non-invasive methodology such as positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can permit serial quantification of HER3, providing a useful approach to monitor HER3 expression across the entire tumor burden both prior to and following treatment...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733103/broadband-diffuse-optical-characterization-of-elastin-for-biomedical-applications
#20
Sanathana Konugolu Venkata Sekar, Joo Sin Beh, Andrea Farina, Alberto Dalla Mora, Antonio Pifferi, Paola Taroni
Elastin is a key structural protein of dynamic connective tissues widely found in the extracellular matrix of skin, arteries, lungs and ligaments. It is responsible for a range of diseases related to aging of biological tissues. The optical characterization of elastin can open new opportunities for its investigation in biomedical studies. In this work, we present the absorption spectra of elastin using a broadband (550-1350nm) diffuse optical spectrometer. Distortions caused by fluorescence and finite bandwidth of the laser source on estimated absorption were effectively accounted for in measurements and data analysis and compensated...
July 14, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
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