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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544564/podocyte-activation-of-nlrp3-inflammasomes-contributes-to-the-development-of-proteinuria-in-lupus-nephritis
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Rong Fu, Chaohuan Guo, Shuang Wang, Yuefang Huang, Ou Jin, Haoqiang Hu, Jingxian Chen, Bihua Xu, Mianjing Zhou, Jijun Zhao, Sun-Sang J Sung, Hongyang Wang, Felicia Gaskin, Niansheng Yang, Shu-Man Fu
Objective Development of proteinuria in lupus nephritis (LN) is associated with podocyte dysfunction. The NLRP3 inflammasome has been implicated in the pathogenesis of LN. This study investigates whether NLRP3 inflammasome activation is involved in the development of podocyte injury in LN. Methods A fluorescence-labeled caspase-1 inhibitor probe was used to detect the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes in podocytes in lupus-prone NZM2328 mice and in renal biopsies from LN patients. MCC950, a selective inhibitor of NLRP3, was used to treat NZM2328 mice...
May 23, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542983/sterilization-of-tumor-positive-lymph-nodes-of-esophageal-cancer-by-neo-adjuvant-treatment-is-associated-with-worse-survival-compared-to-tumor-negative-lymph-nodes-treated-with-surgery-first
#2
Styliani Mantziari, Pierre Allemann, Michael Winiker, Christine Sempoux, Nicolas Demartines, Markus Schäfer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lymph node (LN) involvement by esophageal cancer is associated with compromised long-term prognosis. This study assessed whether LN downstaging by neoadjuvant treatment (NAT) might offer a survival benefit compared to patients with a priori negative LN. METHODS: Patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer between 2005 and 2014 were screened for inclusion. Group 1 included cN0 patients confirmed as pN0 who were treated with surgery first, whereas group 2 included patients initially cN+ and down-staged to ypN0 after NAT...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542954/population-based-study-to-re-evaluate-optimal-lymph-node-yield-in-colonic-cancer
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J C Del Paggio, Y Peng, X Wei, S Nanji, P H MacDonald, C Krishnan Nair, C M Booth
BACKGROUND: It is well established that lymph node (LN) yield in colonic cancer resection has prognostic significance, although optimal numbers are not clear. Here, LN thresholds associated with both LN positivity and survival were evaluated in a single population-based data set. METHODS: Treatment records were linked to the Ontario Cancer Registry to identify a 25 per cent random sample of all patients with stage II/III colonic cancer between 2002 and 2008. Multivariable regression and Cox models evaluated factors associated with LN positivity and cancer-specific survival (CSS) respectively...
May 24, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540895/pattern-of-acute-glomerulonephritis-in-adult-population-in-dubai-a-single-center-experience
#4
Amna K Alhadari, Fakhriya J Alalawi, Ayman Aly Seddik, Kaneez Zahra, Dileep Kumar, Hussain Yousif, Hind Alnour, Michael Jansen, Mohammad J Railey
Epidemiological data of renal diseases have great geographic variability throughout the world. Due to the lack of a national renal data registry system, there is no information on the prevalence rate, clinical and pathological features of various glomerulonephritis (GN) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a retrospective cross-sectional study, we analyzed 158 renal biopsies done in Dubai Hospital, UAE, between the years of 2005 and September 2014, with an aim to determine the prevalence rate and frequency of different pathological patterns of GN in adult patients who presented with proteinuria ± hematuria...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538150/lanthanides-report-calcium-sensor-in-the-vestibule-of-ryanodine-receptor
#5
Sándor Sárközi, István Komáromi, István Jóna, János Almássy
Ca(2+) regulates ryanodine receptor's (RyR) activity through an activating and an inhibiting Ca(2+)-binding site located on the cytoplasmic side of the RyR channel. Their altered sensitivity plays an important role in the pathology of malignant hyperthermia and heart failure. We used lanthanide ions (Ln(3+)) as probes to investigate the Ca(2+) sensors of RyR, because they specifically bind to Ca(2+)-binding proteins and they are impermeable to the channel. Eu(3+)'s and Sm(3+)'s action was tested on single RyR1 channels reconstituted into planar lipid bilayers...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537402/an-efficient-blue-emissive-metal-organic-framework-mof-for-lanthanide-encapsulated-multicolor-and-stimuli-responsive-luminescence
#6
Wei Huang, Feifei Pan, Yang Liu, Shuaidan Huang, Yujie Li, Juan Yong, Yao Li, Alexander M Kirillov, Dayu Wu
A novel blue-emitting Zn(II) MOF featuring parallel 2D+2D interpenetrated layers and tubelike channels was generated and shown to efficiently accommodate lanthanide(III) cations (Ln(3+) = Eu(3+), Tb(3+), or a mixture of Eu(3+)/Tb(3+)), resulting in the Ln(3+)-encapsulated functional materials with a tunable emission color, including red, green, and nearly pure white light. Furthermore, the thermal-responsive luminescence was investigated for the lanthanide-codoped MOF to exhibit the chromic transition from white at room temperature to blue around liquid nitrogen temperature...
May 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534574/syntheses-structures-and-magnetic-properties-of-a-family-of-end-on-azido-bridged-cu-ii-ln-iii-complexes
#7
Xing-Cai Huang, Xin-Hua Zhao, Dong Shao, Xin-Yi Wang
The reaction of Cu(valdmpn) (H2valdmpn = N,N'-bis-(3-methoxysalicylidene)-1,3-diamino-2,2-dimethylpropane), LnCl3·nH2O (Ln = La(1), Ce (2), Pr(3), Nd(4), Sm(5), Eu(6), Gd(7), Tb(8), Dy(9), Ho(10), Er(11), Tm(12), Yb(13), Lu(14)) and NaN3 in methanol led to a whole series of heterometallic Cu(II)-Ln(III) complexes. The basic structural components of these complexes are the [Cu(II)(valdmpn)Ln(III)] units with a compartmental Schiff-base ligand. These [Cu(II)Ln(III)] units were then further connected by the end-on (EO) azides between the Ln(3+) centers to form tetranuclear {[CuLn](μ-N3)n[LnCu]} motifs, where n is 3 for the complexes of larger radii lanthanides (1CuLa to 5CuSm) and 2 for the complexes of smaller radii lanthanides (6CuEu to 14CuLu)...
May 23, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534565/lanthanoplatins-emissive-eu-iii-and-tb-iii-complexes-staining-nucleoli-targeted-through-pt-dna-crosslinking
#8
Khushbu Singh, Swati Singh, Payal Srivastava, Sri Sivakumar, Ashis K Patra
Two highly luminescent water-soluble heterometallic LnPt2 complexes, [{cis-PtCl(NH3)2}2Ln(L)(H2O)](NO3)2 (Ln = Eu (1), Tb (2)), have been designed for their selective nucleoli staining through formation of Pt-DNA crosslinks. The complexes showed significant cellular uptake and distinctive nucleoli localization through intrinsic emission from Eu(III) or Tb(III) observed through confocal fluorescence microscopy.
May 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534375/effect-of-the-combination-treatment-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-and-cryocare-knife-in-advanced-liver-cancer
#9
Yuan-Peng Zhai, Yan Wang
PURPOSE: To analyze the effect of the combination treatment of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and cryocare knife in advanced liver cancer. METHODS: 74 patients with advanced liver cancer were divided into the observation group (40 cases) and the control group (34 cases). Patients in the control group were treated with simple transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE), while those in the observation group were given the combination treatment of HIFU and cryocare knife...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534183/prognostic-importance-of-lymph-node-to-primary-tumor-standardized-uptake-value-ratio-in-invasive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-uterine-cervix
#10
Hyun Hoon Chung, Gi Jeong Cheon, Jae-Weon Kim, Noh-Hyun Park, Yong Sang Song
PURPOSE: Using integrated PET/CT, we evaluated the prognostic value of [(18)F]FDG uptake ratio between pelvic lymph node (LN) and primary tumor in invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCCA) of the uterine cervix. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages IB to IIA cervical SCCA who underwent preoperative [(18)F]FDG PET/CT scans. PET/CT parameters such as maximum standardized uptake value (SUV) of the primary cervical cancer (SUVcervix) and LN (SUVLN), and the LN-to-cervical cancer SUV ratio (SUVLN/SUVcervix) were assessed...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534163/differentiating-metastatic-from-nonmetastatic-lymph-nodes-in-cervical-cancer-patients-using-monoexponential-biexponential-and-stretched-exponential-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging
#11
Qingxia Wu, Dandan Zheng, Ligang Shi, Mingbo Liu, Meiyun Wang, Dapeng Shi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic value of monoexponential, biexponential and stretched exponential models for identifying lymph nodes (LNs) in patients with cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty female patients with cervical cancer underwent preoperative magnetic resonance imaging. The diffusion parameters of the LNs were calculated by fitting the values to monoexponential, biexponential and stretched exponential models and were compared between the metastatic and non-metastatic LN groups...
May 22, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534050/cryopreservation-of-lilium-martagon-l-meristems-by-droplet-vitrification-and-evaluation-of-their-physiological-stability
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M Urbaniec-Kiepura, A Bach
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to compare different strategies for cryopreservation of martagon lily meristems and to evaluate the physiological status of the regenerants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The bulblets were stored at 5 degree C or 20 degree C and pretreated with 3% or 6% sucrose prior to droplet-vitrification. The meristems were then assessed for their survival and regeneration. Their photochemical activity was investigated using a Photosynthesis Yield Analyzer MINI PAM 2000 Portable Chlorophyll Fluorometer and their photosynthesis oxygen production was evaluated with a Plant Vital 5030 device...
March 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530841/the-increased-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-4-in-renal-and-skin-lesions-in-lupus-erythematosus
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Nesrine Elloumi, Raouia Fakhfakh, Lobna Ayadi, Khadija Sellami, Olfa Abida, Mariem Ben Jmaa, Tahya Sellami, Khawla Kammoun, Hatem Masmoudi
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4), a bacterial lipopolysaccharide sensor, is an innate immunity essential modulator. It is expressed on both immune and non-immune cells and may contribute to the cutaneous and renal manifestations during lupus erythematosus (LE). Our purpose is to evaluate TLR-4 expression and analyzing its role in lupus nephritis (LN) and chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) pathogenesis. TLR-4 immunohistochemical staining was performed on 30 LN renal biopsies compared with 11 healthy renal tissues and 30 skin biopsies from CLE patients compared with 15 normal individuals...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529734/differential-regulation-of-mouse-and-human-mu-opioid-receptor-gene-depends-on-the-single-stranded-dna-structure-of-its-promoter-and-%C3%AE-complex-protein-1
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Dong-Sun Lee, Ping-Yee Law, Wei Ln, Horace H Loh, Kyu Young Song, Hack Sun Choi
The Mu opioid receptor (MOR) mediates various functions of opioid-induced analgesia, euphoria and respiratory depression, and is a major target of opioid analgesics. Understanding of MOR gene expression among species is important for understanding its analgesic function in humans. In the current study, the polypyrimidine/polypurine (PPy/u) region, a key element of MOR gene expression, was compared in humans and mice. The mouse PPy/u element is highly homologous to its human element (84%), and the mouse MOR (mMOR) reporter drives luciferase activity 35-fold more effectively than the human MOR (hMOR) reporter...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529650/diagnostic-accuracy-of-ga-68-hbed-cc-psma-ligand-pet-ct-before-salvage-lymph-node-dissection-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer
#15
Cordula A Jilg, Vanessa Drendel, H Christian Rischke, Teresa Beck, Werner Vach, Kathrin Schaal, Ulrich Wetterauer, Wolfgang Schultze-Seemann, Philipp T Meyer
Background: By targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) on prostate cancer (PCa) cells PSMA-PET/CT shows great potential in locating the site of biochemical recurrence even at low PSA (Prostate-specific antigen)-levels. Accurate imaging of PCa recurrent lymph node metastases (LNM) is crucial for metastases directed therapies such as salvage-lymph node dissection (salvage-LND). Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of PSMA-PET/CT for detection of affected lymph-node regions at salvage-LND for nodal recurrence of PCa...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523533/risk-factors-for-paraaortic-lymph-node-metastasis-in-endometrial-cancer
#16
Mustafa Erkan Sari, İbrahim Yalcin, Hanifi Sahin, Mehmet Mutlu Meydanli, Tayfun Gungor
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the risk factors for paraaortic lymph node (LN) metastasis in endometrial cancer (EC) patients who underwent comprehensive surgical staging. METHODS: A total of 641 women with EC (endometrioid, non-endometrioid, or mixed histology) who underwent comprehensive surgical staging including pelvic and paraaortic LN dissection between 2008 and 2016 were included in this retrospective study. Patient data were analyzed with respect to paraaortic LN involvement, and predictive factors for paraaortic LN metastasis were investigated...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523301/large-variability-of-the-activity-and-chronicity-indexes-within-and-between-histological-classes-of-lupus-nephritis
#17
Tudor Azoicăi, Ioana Mădălina Belibou, Ludmila Lozneanu, Simona Eliza Giuşcă, Elena Cojocaru, Irina Draga Căruntu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by a multifaceted pathogenesis and a heterogeneous clinical expression. The kidney involvement is almost unavoidable in all forms of SLE with chronic evolution, 75% of patients developing renal lesions defined as lupus nephritis (LN) - a glomerulonephritis with an extremely diverse lesion spectrum. The present study aimed to reevaluate a series of cases diagnosed as LN, focusing on the histological features in correlation with the level of activity and chronicity...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522831/scaling-of-average-receiving-time-on-weighted-polymer-networks-with-some-topological-properties
#18
Dandan Ye, Song Liu, Jia Li, Fei Zhang, Changling Han, Wei Chen, Yingze Zhang
In this paper, a family of the weighted polymer networks is introduced depending on the number of copies f and a weight factor r. The topological properties of weighted polymer networks can be completely analytically characterized in terms of the involved parameters and/or of the fractal dimension. Moreover, assuming that the walker, at each step, starting from its current node, moves to any of its neighbors with probability proportional to the weight of edge linking them, namely weight-dependent walk. Then, we calculate the average receiving time (ART) with weighted-dependent walks, which is the sum of mean first-passage times (MFPTs) for all nodes absorpt at the trap located at the central node as a recursive relation...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522452/arthroscopic-partial-meniscectomy-versus-placebo-surgery-for-a-degenerative-meniscus-tear-a-2-year-follow-up-of-the-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Raine Sihvonen, Mika Paavola, Antti Malmivaara, Ari Itälä, Antti Joukainen, Heikki Nurmi, Juha Kalske, Anna Ikonen, Timo Järvelä, Tero Ah Järvinen, Kari Kanto, Janne Karhunen, Jani Knifsund, Heikki Kröger, Tommi Kääriäinen, Janne Lehtinen, Jukka Nyrhinen, Juha Paloneva, Outi Päiväniemi, Marko Raivio, Janne Sahlman, Roope Sarvilinna, Sikri Tukiainen, Ville-Valtteri Välimäki, Ville Äärimaa, Pirjo Toivonen, Teppo Ln Järvinen
OBJECTIVE: To assess if arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) is superior to placebo surgery in the treatment of patients with degenerative tear of the medial meniscus. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, participant-blinded and outcome assessor-blinded, placebo-surgery controlled trial, 146 adults, aged 35-65 years, with knee symptoms consistent with degenerative medial meniscus tear and no knee osteoarthritis were randomised to APM or placebo surgery. The primary outcome was the between-group difference in the change from baseline in the Western Ontario Meniscal Evaluation Tool (WOMET) and Lysholm knee scores and knee pain after exercise at 24 months after surgery...
May 18, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521456/the-association-of-p53-expression-levels-with-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-colon-cancer-following-surgery
#20
Da-Zhong Cao, Xi-Long Ou, Ting Yu
The present study aimed to examine the association of p53 expression levels with clinicopathological features and prognosis of patients with colon cancer following surgery. The present study included 484 patients with colon cancer that underwent colon resection between December 2003 and December 2011. All follow-ups were censored in December 2013 with a median follow-up time of 43 months. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and Cox regression analysis were used to determine predictors for overall survival rate. p53 expression status (positive or negative) was significantly different between patient groups when categorized by age distribution, disease course, tumor location, maximum tumor diameter, depth of tumor invasion, Dukes' stage, distant metastasis and lymph node (LN) metastasis (P<0...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
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