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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640623/reactions-of-sulfur-containing-organic-compounds-and-peptides-in-1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium-acetate
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Andreas C Baumruck, Daniel Tietze, Annegret Stark, Alesia A Tietze
The neat ionic liquid (IL) [C2mim][OAc] is not just capable of dissolving thiol- and disulfide-containing compounds, but is able to chemically react with them without addition of any catalytic reagent. Through the analysis of four small organic molecules and a cysteine-containing peptide we could postulate a general reaction mechanism. Here, the imidazolium-carbenes preferentially react with the disulfide bond, but not thiol group. Moreover, the imidazole moiety was found to abstract the sulfur atom from the cysteine residue, providing an alternative way to transform Cys residues, which were artificially inserted into a peptide sequence in order to perform native chemical ligation (NCL) of two peptide fragments...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624636/water-geochemistry-of-shallow-lakes-from-the-southeastern-pampa-plain-argentina-and-their-implications-on-mollusk-shells-preservation
#2
Paula A Cristini, Eleonor Tietze, Claudio G De Francesco, Daniel E Martínez
A seasonal sampling of sediments, column and interstitial water for physico-chemical analysis were performed in littoral and open water areas in three freshwater shallow lakes (Nahuel Rucá, Las Mostazas and Los Carpinchos) from Southeastern Pampa plain, Argentina. The main objective of the present study is to evaluate how the characteristics of the depositional environments could be affecting mollusk shell preservation. These lakes are very shallow (2m) and are characterized by an extensive littoral area, dominated by the emergent macrophyte Schoenoplectus californicus, which forms a complete ring around the lake, and an open water area, in general free of vegetation...
June 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600969/prognostic-factors-and-treatment-outcomes-in-444-patients-with-mucosal-melanoma
#3
Markus V Heppt, Alexander Roesch, Benjamin Weide, Ralf Gutzmer, Friedegund Meier, Carmen Loquai, Katharina C Kähler, Anja Gesierich, Markus Meissner, Dagmar von Bubnoff, Daniela Göppner, Max Schlaak, Claudia Pföhler, Jochen Utikal, Lucie Heinzerling, Ioana Cosgarea, Jutta Engel, Renate Eckel, Alexander Martens, Laura Mirlach, Imke Satzger, Gabriele Schubert-Fritschle, Julia K Tietze, Carola Berking
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanoma (MM) is a rare but diverse cancer entity. Prognostic factors are not well established for Caucasians with MM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analysed the disease course of 444 patients from 15 German skin cancer centres. Disease progression was determined with the cumulative incidence function. Survival times were estimated with the Kaplan-Meier method. Prognostic parameters were identified with multivariate Cox regression analysis. RESULTS: Common anatomic sites of primary tumours were head and neck (MMHN, 37...
June 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575151/brain-inflammation-accompanies-amyloid-in-the-majority-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-cases-due-to-alzheimer-s-disease
#4
Peter Parbo, Rola Ismail, Kim V Hansen, Ali Amidi, Frederik H Mårup, Hanne Gottrup, Hans Brændgaard, Bengt O Eriksson, Simon F Eskildsen, Torben E Lund, Anna Tietze, Paul Edison, Nicola Pavese, Morten G Stokholm, Per Borghammer, Rainer Hinz, Joel Aanerud, David J Brooks
Subjects with mild cognitive impairment associated with cortical amyloid-β have a greatly increased risk of progressing to Alzheimer's disease. We hypothesized that neuroinflammation occurs early in Alzheimer's disease and would be present in most amyloid-positive mild cognitive impairment cases. 11C-Pittsburgh compound B and 11C-(R)-PK11195 positron emission tomography was used to determine the amyloid load and detect the extent of neuroinflammation (microglial activation) in 42 mild cognitive impairment cases...
May 28, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566689/bone-marrow-niche-mimetics-modulate-hspc-function-via-integrin-signaling
#5
Martin Kräter, Angela Jacobi, Oliver Otto, Stefanie Tietze, Katrin Müller, David M Poitz, Sandra Palm, Valentina M Zinna, Ulrike Biehain, Manja Wobus, Triantafyllos Chavakis, Carsten Werner, Jochen Guck, Martin Bornhauser
The bone marrow (BM) microenvironment provides critical physical cues for hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC) maintenance and fate decision mediated by cell-matrix interactions. However, the mechanisms underlying matrix communication and signal transduction are less well understood. Contrary, stem cell culture is mainly facilitated in suspension cultures. Here, we used bone marrow-mimetic decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds derived from mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to study HSPC-ECM interaction...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551055/fresh-osteochondral-allografts-procurement-and-tissue-donation-in-europe
#6
S Schmidt, A Schulte, S Schwarz, N Hofmann, S Tietz, M Boergel, S U Sixt
Fresh osteochondral allografts are a well-established treatment for large, full-thickness cartilage defects. The clinical outcome for carefully selected patients is very favorable, especially for the young and active and graft survival up to 25 years has been described in the literature. Furthermore, a high patient satisfaction rate has been reported, but the biggest obstacle to overcome is the availability of tissue for transplantation. Large fresh bone allografts for cartilage damage repair only can be harvested from organ donors following organ removal or cadaveric donors, preferably in the setting of an operation room to minimize possible contamination of the tissue...
May 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550712/combined-immune-checkpoint-blockade-anti-pd-1-anti-ctla-4-evaluation-and-management-of-adverse-drug-reactions
#7
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Jessica C Hassel, Lucie Heinzerling, Jens Aberle, Oliver Bähr, Thomas K Eigentler, Marc-Oliver Grimm, Victor Grünwald, Jan Leipe, Niels Reinmuth, Julia K Tietze, Jörg Trojan, Lisa Zimmer, Ralf Gutzmer
Combined immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) provides unprecedented efficacy gains in numerous cancer indications, with PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab plus CTLA-4 inhibitor ipilimumab in advanced melanoma as first-ever approved therapies for combined ICB. However, gains in efficacy must be balanced against a higher frequency and severity of adverse drug reactions (ADR). Because delays in diagnosis and management might result in symptom worsening and further complications, clinicians shall be well trained to identify ADR promptly and monitor patients adequately...
June 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544767/a-poly-propyleneimine-dendrimer-based-polyplex-system-for-single-chain-antibody-mediated-targeted-delivery-and-cellular-uptake-of-sirna
#8
Stefanie Tietze, Isabell Schau, Susanne Michen, Franka Ennen, Andreas Janke, Gabriele Schackert, Achim Aigner, Dietmar Appelhans, Achim Temme
Therapeutics based on small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) offer a great potential to treat so far incurable diseases or metastatic cancer. However, the broad application of siRNAs using various nonviral carrier systems is hampered by unspecific toxic side effects, poor pharmacokinetics due to unwanted delivery of siRNA-loaded nanoparticles into nontarget organs, or rapid renal excretion. In order to overcome these obstacles, several targeting strategies using chemically linked antibodies and ligands have emerged...
May 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505950/prolotherapy-an-effective-therapy-for-tietze-syndrome
#9
Ekrem Şentürk, Erkan Şahin, Selim Serter
PURPOSE: To compare the short-term effect of prolotherapy and conservative terapy for the Tietze syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2013 to 2014, twenty-one patients underwent prolotherapy (group 1) and thirteen underwent conservative therapy with analgesics (group 2). A visual analogue score (VAS) was recorded for measurement of pain intensity in all patients before (Pre VAS) and after injection first day (VAS1), first week (VAS2) and fourth week (VAS3). Group 2 were received systemic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488849/solution-conformations-and-dynamics-of-substrate-bound-cytochrome-p450-mycg
#10
Drew R Tietz, Larissa M Podust, David H Sherman, Thomas C Pochapsky
MycG is a P450 monooxygenase that catalyzes the sequential hydroxylation and epoxidation of mycinamicin IV (M-IV), the last two steps in the biosynthesis of mycinamicin II, a macrolide antibiotic isolated from Micromonospora griseorubida. The crystal structure of MycG with M-IV bound was previously determined but showed the bound substrate in an orientation that did not rationalize the observed regiochemistry of M-IV hydroxylation. Nuclear magnetic resonance paramagnetic relaxation enhancements provided evidence of an orientation of M-IV in the MycG active site more compatible with the observed chemistry, but substrate-induced changes in the enzyme structure were not characterized...
May 30, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421969/dystrophic-mineralization-of-costal-cartilage-in-hartley-guinea-pigs
#11
Alexandria M Schauer, Adrienne Schucker, Cathy S Carlson
Hartley guinea pigs are widely used animal models of disease, particularly in studies of osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to investigate lesions in the costal cartilage from 16 male, 5- to 6-month-old Hartley guinea pigs. Routine histological sections from the costal cartilage and costochondral junction (longitudinal and cross sections) and sternum (for evaluation of bone marrow) were examined. All 16 (100%) animals had histological lesions involving the costal cartilage that included matrix degeneration and mineralization, reduced cellularity, and evidence of chondrocyte necrosis...
April 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382381/-stable-disease-or-complete-response-a%C3%A2-critical-evaluation-of-the-radiologic-response-to-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-advanced-melanoma
#12
J K Tietze, M Heppt, D Angelova, T Ruzicka, F Berger, C Berking
BACKGROUND: Rating the response of melanoma to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) by conventional CT proves to be difficult, since response patterns and kinetics differ from the classical responses seen with other therapies. Hence, immune-related response criteria were developed. However, they are mainly based on the alteration of the diameter of lesions over time but do not include metabolic activity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to search for additional criteria to improve the interpretation of the radiologic images of patients with metastatic melanoma after ICB...
April 5, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376190/effects-of-ctgf-blockade-on-attenuation-and-reversal-of-radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#13
Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Christian Erbel, Carmen Timke, Ute Wirkner, Monika Dadrich, Paul Flechsig, Alexandra Tietz, Johanna Pföhler, Wolfgang Gross, Peter Peschke, Line Hoeltgen, Hugo A Katus, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Nils H Nicolay, Rainer Saffrich, Jürgen Debus, Mark D Sternlicht, Todd W Seeley, Kenneth E Lipson, Peter E Huber
Background: Radiotherapy is a mainstay for the treatment of lung cancer that can induce pneumonitis or pulmonary fibrosis. The matricellular protein connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a central mediator of tissue remodeling. Methods: A radiation-induced mouse model of pulmonary fibrosis was used to determine if transient administration of a human antibody to CTGF (FG-3019) started at different times before or after 20 Gy thoracic irradiation reduced acute and chronic radiation toxicity...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356055/a-genome-wide-association-study-reveals-a-locus-for-bilateral-iridal-hypopigmentation-in-holstein-friesian-cattle
#14
Anne K Hollmann, Martina Bleyer, Andrea Tipold, Jasmin N Neßler, Wilhelm E Wemheuer, Ekkehard Schütz, Bertram Brenig
BACKGROUND: Eye pigmentation abnormalities in cattle are often related to albinism, Chediak-Higashi or Tietz like syndrome. However, mutations only affecting pigmentation of coat color and eye have also been described. Herein 18 Holstein Friesian cattle affected by bicolored and hypopigmented irises have been investigated. RESULTS: Affected animals did not reveal any ophthalmological or neurological abnormalities besides the specific iris color differences. Coat color of affected cattle did not differ from controls...
March 29, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342040/ancient-parasites-from-endemic-deer-from-cueva-parque-diana-archeological-site-patagonia-argentina
#15
María Ornela Beltrame, Eleonor Tietze, Alberto Enrique Pérez, Agustín Bellusci, Norma Haydée Sardella
The narrow Andean-Patagonian temperate rainforest strip in the west of southern South America is inhabited by two endemic species of cervids, the southern pudu (Pudu puda) and the huemul (Hippocamelus bisulcus), both cataloged as near threatened and threatened species, respectively. One of the possible causes of their declined number is the susceptibility to livestock diseases. Significant zooarchaeological records of both deer have been found throughout the Holocene from Patagonia. The present contribution reports the first paleoparasitological results obtained from coprolites of endemic deer from the archeological site "Cueva Parque Diana," Neuquén Province, Argentina, and discusses the possible diseases found in ancient times...
March 24, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298040/noninvasive-assessment-of-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-mutation-status-in-cerebral-gliomas-by-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-a-clinical-setting
#16
Anna Tietze, Changho Choi, Bruce Mickey, Elizabeth A Maher, Benedicte Parm Ulhøi, Ryan Sangill, Yasmin Lassen-Ramshad, Slavka Lukacova, Leif Østergaard, Gorm von Oettingen
OBJECTIVE Mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) genes are of proven diagnostic and prognostic significance for cerebral gliomas. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical feasibility of using a recently described method for determining IDH mutation status by using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to detect the presence of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG), the metabolic product of the mutant IDH enzyme. METHODS By extending imaging time by 6 minutes, the authors were able to include a point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS) MRS sequence in their routine glioma imaging protocol...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290206/diverse-applications-of-nanomedicine
#17
Beatriz Pelaz, Christoph Alexiou, Ramon A Alvarez-Puebla, Frauke Alves, Anne M Andrews, Sumaira Ashraf, Lajos P Balogh, Laura Ballerini, Alessandra Bestetti, Cornelia Brendel, Susanna Bosi, Monica Carril, Warren C W Chan, Chunying Chen, Xiaodong Chen, Xiaoyuan Chen, Zhen Cheng, Daxiang Cui, Jianzhong Du, Christian Dullin, Alberto Escudero, Neus Feliu, Mingyuan Gao, Michael George, Yury Gogotsi, Arnold Grünweller, Zhongwei Gu, Naomi J Halas, Norbert Hampp, Roland K Hartmann, Mark C Hersam, Patrick Hunziker, Ji Jian, Xingyu Jiang, Philipp Jungebluth, Pranav Kadhiresan, Kazunori Kataoka, Ali Khademhosseini, Jindřich Kopeček, Nicholas A Kotov, Harald F Krug, Dong Soo Lee, Claus-Michael Lehr, Kam W Leong, Xing-Jie Liang, Mei Ling Lim, Luis M Liz-Marzán, Xiaowei Ma, Paolo Macchiarini, Huan Meng, Helmuth Möhwald, Paul Mulvaney, Andre E Nel, Shuming Nie, Peter Nordlander, Teruo Okano, Jose Oliveira, Tai Hyun Park, Reginald M Penner, Maurizio Prato, Victor Puntes, Vincent M Rotello, Amila Samarakoon, Raymond E Schaak, Youqing Shen, Sebastian Sjöqvist, Andre G Skirtach, Mahmoud G Soliman, Molly M Stevens, Hsing-Wen Sung, Ben Zhong Tang, Rainer Tietze, Buddhisha N Udugama, J Scott VanEpps, Tanja Weil, Paul S Weiss, Itamar Willner, Yuzhou Wu, Lily Yang, Zhao Yue, Qian Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Xian-En Zhang, Yuliang Zhao, Xin Zhou, Wolfgang J Parak
The design and use of materials in the nanoscale size range for addressing medical and health-related issues continues to receive increasing interest. Research in nanomedicine spans a multitude of areas, including drug delivery, vaccine development, antibacterial, diagnosis and imaging tools, wearable devices, implants, high-throughput screening platforms, etc. using biological, nonbiological, biomimetic, or hybrid materials. Many of these developments are starting to be translated into viable clinical products...
March 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244986/a-new-genome-mining-tool-redefines-the-lasso-peptide-biosynthetic-landscape
#18
Jonathan I Tietz, Christopher J Schwalen, Parth S Patel, Tucker Maxson, Patricia M Blair, Hua-Chia Tai, Uzma I Zakai, Douglas A Mitchell
Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide (RiPP) natural products are attractive for genome-driven discovery and re-engineering, but limitations in bioinformatic methods and exponentially increasing genomic data make large-scale mining of RiPP data difficult. We report RODEO (Rapid ORF Description and Evaluation Online), which combines hidden-Markov-model-based analysis, heuristic scoring, and machine learning to identify biosynthetic gene clusters and predict RiPP precursor peptides...
May 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242504/the-proportion-of-circulating-cd45ro-cd8-memory-t-cells-is-correlated-with-clinical-response-in-melanoma-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab
#19
Julia K Tietze, Daniela Angelova, Markus V Heppt, Markus Reinholz, William J Murphy, Michael Spannagl, Thomas Ruzicka, Carola Berking
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) has been a breakthrough in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. But with only about 20-40% long-term responders and severe side-effects in about 12-17%, finding predictive markers for treatment response is of great interest. METHODS: We prospectively assessed clinical data, haematologic parameters and freshly isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells of 30 patients treated with ipilimumab (n = 21) and pembrolizumab (n = 9) prior to the first 4 cycles with ICB and before the first tumour assessment...
April 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215874/first-paleoparasitological-record-of-digenean-eggs-from-a-native-deer-from-patagonia-argentina-cueva-parque-diana-archaeological-site
#20
Beltrame María Ornela, Tietze Eleonor, Pérez Alberto Enrique, Sardella Norma Haydeé
Eggs representative of a digenean species were found in coprolites belonged to an endemic deer from Patagonia. Samples were collected from the archaeological site named "Cueva Parque Diana". This site is a cave located at the Lanín National Park, Neuquén Province, Argentina. The coprolites were dated from 2370±70 to 580±60 years B.P. The eggs were ellipsoidal, operculated, yellowish and thin-shelled. Measurements (n=65) ranged from 120.0 to 142.5 (133.2±6.53) μm long and 62.5 to 87.5 (72.6±6.15) μm wide...
February 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
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