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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735527/fibroblast-activating-protein-%C3%AE-expression-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus-in-primary-and-irradiated-tumors-the-use-of-archival-ffpe-material-for-molecular-techniques
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Renata Tabola, Magdalena Zaremba-Czogalla, Dagmara Baczynska, Roberto Cirocchi, Kamila Stach, Krzysztof Grabowski, Katarzyna Augoff
There are numerous reports suggesting that fibroblast activating protein-α (FAP-α) plays an important role in invasion of various tumor types. We studied the expression pattern of FAP-α in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients who had not been treated primarily and those who had received neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy. Our goal was to establish whether readily available tissue specimens fixed in formalin and stored in paraffin blocks for years might still be a source of FAP-α RNA for PCR analysis...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735502/regenerative-medicine-in-kidney-disease-where-we-stand-and-where-to-go
#2
REVIEW
Fernanda T Borges, Nestor Schor
The kidney is a complex organ with more than 20 types of specialized cells that play an important role in maintaining the body's homeostasis. The epithelial tubular cell is formed during embryonic development and has little proliferative capacity under physiological conditions, but after acute injury the kidney does have regenerative capacity. However, after repetitive or severe lesions, it may undergo a maladaptation process that predisposes it to chronic kidney injury. Regenerative medicine includes various repair and regeneration techniques, and these have gained increasing attention in the scientific literature...
July 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735499/an-evaluation-of-the-reliability-of-the-characterization-of-the-porous-structure-of-activated-carbons-based-on-incomplete-nitrogen-adsorption-isotherms
#3
Mirosław Kwiatkowski, Bassim H Hameed
The paper presents the results of research devoted to reliability evaluation of the analysis of results of the porous structure of activated carbons based on incomplete nitrogen adsorption isotherms using the BET, t-plot, and NLDFT methods, as well as the LBET method comprising the unique numerical fast multivariant procedure of adsorption system identification. The research involved the application of the nitrogen adsorption isotherms obtained for five samples of activated carbons produced from waste materials of organic origin by way of chemical activation with potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, and potassium carbonate with the use of microwave heating...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735493/generating-and-expanding-autologous-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-from-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#4
Saad S Kenderian, Carl H June, Saar Gill
Adoptive transfer of genetically engineered T cells can lead to profound and durable responses in patients with hematologic malignancies, generating enormous enthusiasm among scientists, clinicians, patients, and biotechnology companies. The success of adoptive cellular immunotherapy depends upon the ability to manufacture good quality T cells. We discuss here the methodologies and reagents that are used to generate T cells for the preclinical study of chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735486/detection-and-quantification-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-associated-fusion-transcripts
#5
Jonathan Schumacher, Philippe Szankasi, Todd W Kelley
Real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR)-based detection of abnormal fusion transcripts is an important strategy for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with t(8;21)(q22;q22); RUNX1-RUNX1T1, inv(16)(p13.1;q22); CBFB-MYH11 or t(15;17)(q22;q12); PML-RARA. In RT-qPCR assays, patient-derived cDNA is subjected to amplification using PCR primers directed against the fusion transcript of interest as well as a reference gene for normalization...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735466/comparative-metabolic-analysis-in-head-and-neck-cancer-and-the-normal-gingiva
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Nadine Fabienne Voelxen, Sebastian Blatt, Pascal Knopf, Maurice Henkel, Christina Appelhans, Leonardo A R Righesso, Andreas Pabst, Jutta Goldschmitt, Stefan Walenta, Andreas Neff, Wolfgang Mueller-Klieser, Thomas Ziebart
OBJECTIVES: Chronic accumulation of lactate in malignant tumor tissue is associated with increased malignancy and radioresistance. For this study, biopsies of primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and of the normal gingiva of the same patient were compared via metabolic profiling to the healthy gingiva from cancer-free patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cryobiopsies of 140 HNSCC patients were used to determine ATP, lactate, and glucose concentrations of the tumor and normal gingiva via induced metabolic bioluminescence imaging (imBI)...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735458/the-efficacy-of-lapatinib-and-nilotinib-in-combination-with-radiation-therapy-in-a-model-of-nf2-associated-peripheral-schwannoma
#7
Iddo Paldor, Sara Abbadi, Nicolas Bonne, Xiaobu Ye, Fausto J Rodriguez, David Rowshanshad, MariaLisa Itzoe, Veronica Vigilar, Marco Giovannini, Henry Brem, Jaishri O Blakeley, Betty M Tyler
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a neurogenetic condition manifest by peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNST) throughout the neuroaxis for which there are no approved therapies. In vitro and in vivo studies presented here examine agents targeting signaling pathways, angiogenesis, and DNA repair mechanisms. In vitro dose response assays demonstrated potent activity of lapatinib and nilotinib against the mouse schwannoma SC4 (Nf2 (-/-)) cell line. We then examined the efficacy of everolimus, nilotinib, lapatinib, bevacizumab and radiation (RT) as mono- and combination therapies in flank and sciatic nerve in vivo NF2-PNST models...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735456/inferring-foliar-water-uptake-using-stable-isotopes-of-water
#8
Gregory R Goldsmith, Marco M Lehmann, Lucas A Cernusak, Matthias Arend, Rolf T W Siegwolf
A growing number of studies have described the direct absorption of water into leaves, a phenomenon known as foliar water uptake. The resultant increase in the amount of water in the leaf can be important for plant function. Exposing leaves to isotopically enriched or depleted water sources has become a common method for establishing whether or not a plant is capable of carrying out foliar water uptake. However, a careful inspection of our understanding of the fluxes of water isotopes between leaves and the atmosphere under high humidity conditions shows that there can clearly be isotopic exchange between the two pools even in the absence of a change in the mass of water in the leaf...
July 22, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735449/therapy-with-omeprazole-modulates-regulatory-t-cell-t-helper-17-immune-response-in-children-with-duodenal-ulcers
#9
Chuan-Ying Li, Cheng Wu
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of omeprazole on the regulatory T cell (Treg) and T helper 17 (Th17)-mediated response in patients with duodenal ulcers (DUs). DU patients were randomly divided into omeprazole and colloid bismuth subcitrate treatment groups. The ratios of Th17 and Treg in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were measured. Cytokine production and Foxp3(+)- and RORγt-positive cells were detected. The expressions of STAT3, p-STAT3, STAT5 and p-STAT5 were detected by Western blot...
July 22, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735430/approaches-and-fixation-of-the-posterolateral-fracture-fragment-in-tibial-plateau-fractures-a-review-with-an-emphasis-on-rim-plating-via-modified-anterolateral-approach
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REVIEW
Jae-Woo Cho, Jinil Kim, Won-Tae Cho, Jin-Kak Kim, Puspak Samal, Pranay H Gujjar, William T Kent, Jong-Keon Oh
PURPOSE: To review available approaches and fixation methods for posterolateral fracture fragment (PLF) in tibial plateau fracture, and to propose an algorithm to treat various types of plateau fractures which all involve the PLF. METHODS: This article reviews multiple surgical approaches for PLF and suggests an algorithm for suitable approach and fixation method according to PLF with combined plateau fracture. RESULTS: The modified anterolateral approach is a suitable single approach for fractures with a PLF combined with an anterolateral plateau fracture and for isolated posterolateral fracture fragments...
July 22, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735425/influence-of-host-plant-on-thaumetopoea-pityocampa-gut-bacterial-community
#11
Cinzia P Strano, Antonino Malacrinò, Orlando Campolo, Vincenzo Palmeri
Microbial communities associated to the gut of insects are attracting an increasing interest, mainly because of their role in influencing several host life-traits. The characterization of the gut microbial community is pivotal for understanding insect ecology and, thus, to develop novel pest management strategies. The pine processionary moth, Thaumetopoea pytiocampa (Denis & Schiff.) (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae), is a severe defoliator of pine forests, able to feed on several pine species. In this work, we performed a metabarcoding analysis to investigate, for the first time, the diversity of the gut bacterial community of pine processionary larvae associated with three different host pine species (Pinus halepensis, Pinus nigra subsp...
July 22, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735365/an-update-on-the-use-of-immunotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Thomas U Marron, Matko Kalac, Joshua Brody
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Throughout the field of oncology, immunotherapy is moving further towards the first-line setting, and there is encouraging data for the use of these novel therapies in the management of lymphomas, utilizing treatments approved for both solid and hematologic malignancies. Herein, we review promising advances in this rapidly moving field from the past year. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last year, we have seen promising clinical data on engineered antibody therapies for the treatment of lymphomas, as well as further optimization of engineered antibody fragments fused onto linkers or chimeric T cell receptors, both of the modalities capable of transforming non-specific T cells into tumor-specific, serial killer cells...
July 22, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735360/navigating-the-future-of-cardiovascular-drug-development-leveraging-novel-approaches-to-drive-innovation-and-drug-discovery-summary-of-findings-from-the-novel-cardiovascular-therapeutics-conference
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REVIEW
Thomas J Povsic, Rob Scott, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Robert Blaustein, Jay M Edelberg, Martin P Lefkowitz, Scott D Solomon, Jonathan C Fox, Kevin E Healy, Aarif Y Khakoo, Douglas W Losordo, Fady I Malik, Brett P Monia, Rusty L Montgomery, Jeffrey Riesmeyer, Gregory G Schwartz, Steven L Zelenkofske, Joseph C Wu, Scott M Wasserman, Matthew T Roe
PURPOSE: The need for novel approaches to cardiovascular drug development served as the impetus to convene an open meeting of experts from the pharmaceutical industry and academia to assess the challenges and develop solutions for drug discovery in cardiovascular disease. METHODS: The Novel Cardiovascular Therapeutics Summit first reviewed recent examples of ongoing or recently completed programs translating basic science observations to targeted drug development, highlighting successes (protein convertase sutilisin/kexin type 9 [PCSK9] and neprilysin inhibition) and targets still under evaluation (cholesteryl ester transfer protein [CETP] inhibition), with the hope of gleaning key lessons to successful drug development in the current era...
July 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735358/il-10-and-tgf-%C3%AE-unbalanced-levels-in-neutrophils-contribute-to-increase-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-in-childhood-obesity
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Nayara I Medeiros, Rafael T Mattos, Carlos A Menezes, Rafaelle C G Fares, André Talvani, Walderez O Dutra, Fabrício Rios-Santos, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, Juliana A S Gomes
PURPOSE: Obesity is a multifactorial disease, associated with metabolic disorders, chronic low-grade inflammation, and impaired immunity. This study aimed to evaluate the childhood obesity-associated effects on neutrophil activation and cytokine production. METHODS: We evaluated activation and recognition markers and cytokine production in neutrophils from the peripheral blood of children with obesity and normal weight using multicolor flow cytometry. RESULTS: We demonstrate a higher frequency of neutrophils in childhood obesity group (CO) compared to normal-weight group (NW)...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735353/non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-and-their-reversal
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REVIEW
Sujan T Reddy, T C Cossey, Sean I Savitz, James C Grotta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: An 80-year-old man presents with an acute right hemiparesis and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) of 25, 14 h after taking dabigatran. Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) is 42.8 s. Arteriogram demonstrates left internal carotid artery thrombosis. What is the appropriate management of this patient with acute ischemic stroke while on a NOAC? RECENT FINDINGS: Idarucizumab is a reversal agent approved for dabigatran, and two more reversal agents, andexanet alfa and aripazine, are currently in development for NOACs...
September 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735348/analysis-of-the-cd8-t-cell-anti-hiv-activity-in-heterologous-cell-co-cultures-reveals-the-benefit-of-multiple-hla-class-i-matches
#16
M Scott Killian, Fernando Teque, Ramu Sudhagoni
CD8(+) T lymphocytes can reduce the production of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) by CD4(+) T cells by cytotoxic and non-cytotoxic mechanisms. To investigate the involvement of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I compatibility in anti-HIV responses, we co-cultured primary CD8(+) T cells, isolated from the peripheral blood of HIV-1-infected individuals, with panels of autologous and heterologous acutely HIV-1-infected primary CD4(+) T cells. Altogether, CD8(+) T cell anti-HIV activity was evaluated in more than 200 co-cultures...
July 22, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735317/genetic-characterization-of-a-novel-composite-transposon-carrying-arma-and-aac-6-ib-genes-in-an-escherichia-coli-isolate-from-egypt
#17
Mona T Kashef, Omneya M Helmy
Aminoglycosides are used in treating a wide range of infections caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; however, aminoglycoside resistance is common and occurs by several mechanisms. Among these mechanisms is bacterial rRNA methylation by the 16S rRNA methyl transferase (16S-RMTase) enzymes; but data about the spread of this mechanism in Egypt are scarce. Cephalosporins are the most commonly used antimicrobial agents in Egypt; therefore, this study was conducted to determine the frequency of 16S-RMTase among third generation cephalosporin-resistant clinical isolates in Egypt...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735292/pathogenesis-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-is-mutation-rather-than-disease-specific-a-comparison-of-the-cardiac-troponin-t-e163r-and-r92q-mouse-models
#18
Cecilia Ferrantini, Raffaele Coppini, Josè Manuel Pioner, Francesca Gentile, Benedetta Tosi, Luca Mazzoni, Beatrice Scellini, Nicoletta Piroddi, Annunziatina Laurino, Lorenzo Santini, Valentina Spinelli, Leonardo Sacconi, Pieter De Tombe, Rachel Moore, Jil Tardiff, Alessandro Mugelli, Iacopo Olivotto, Elisabetta Cerbai, Chiara Tesi, Corrado Poggesi
BACKGROUND: In cardiomyocytes from patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mechanical dysfunction and arrhythmogenicity are caused by mutation-driven changes in myofilament function combined with excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling abnormalities related to adverse remodeling. Whether myofilament or E-C coupling alterations are more relevant in disease development is unknown. Here, we aim to investigate whether the relative roles of myofilament dysfunction and E-C coupling remodeling in determining the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotype are mutation specific...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735291/subclinical-atherosclerosis-cardiac-and-kidney-function-heart-failure-and-dementia-in-the-very-elderly
#19
Lewis H Kuller, Oscar L Lopez, John S Gottdiener, Dalane W Kitzman, James T Becker, Yuefang Chang, Anne B Newman
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) and dementia are major causes of disability and death among older individuals. Risk factors and biomarkers of HF may be determinants of dementia in the elderly. We evaluated the relationship between biomarkers of cardiovascular disease and HF and risk of dementia and death. Three hypotheses were tested: (1) higher levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T, N-terminal of prohormone brain natriuretic peptide, and cystatin C predict risk of death, cardiovascular disease, HF, and dementia; (2) higher levels of cardiovascular disease biomarkers are associated with increased risk of HF and then secondary increased risk of dementia; and (3) risk of dementia is lower among participants with a combination of lower coronary artery calcium, atherosclerosis, and lower high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (myocardial injury)...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735290/membrane-tethered-metalloproteinase-expressed-by-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-limits-the-progression-of-proliferative-atherosclerotic-lesions
#20
Richard H Barnes, Takeshi Akama, Miina K Öhman, Moon-Sook Woo, Julian Bahr, Stephen J Weiss, Daniel T Eitzman, Tae-Hwa Chun
BACKGROUND: The MMP (matrix metalloproteinase) family plays diverse and critical roles in directing vascular wall remodeling in atherosclerosis. Unlike secreted-type MMPs, a member of the membrane-type MMP family, MT1-MMP (membrane-type 1 MMP; MMP14), mediates pericellular extracellular matrix degradation that is indispensable for maintaining physiological extracellular matrix homeostasis. However, given the premature mortality exhibited by MT1-MMP-null mice, the potential role of the proteinase in atherogenesis remains elusive...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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