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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434986/the-emerging-landscape-of-scientific-publishing
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REVIEW
Clare Fiala, Eleftherios P Diamandis
We present emerging models of publishing which have grown from the phenomenon of open access, the changing role of peer review in the scientific process and the new position of the impact factor. We juxtapose the new models of paid review, eponymous review, no review, post publication review and light review with the classic model which has dominated for a century, detailing advantages, problems and examples of each model to provide a comprehensive overview of the changing landscape of scientific publishing...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432186/wellness-initiatives-benefits-and-limitations
#2
Michelle Li, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Nigel Paneth, Kiang-Teck J Yeo, Henrik Vogt, Stephen R Master
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427756/human-tissue-kallikreins-blood-levels-and-response-to-radiotherapy-in-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Nicola J Nasser, John Thoms, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Melania Pintilie, Ri Wang, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Robert G Bristow
OBJECTIVES: Kallikreins are serine proteases over expressed in many malignancies. In this study, we measure changes in serum kallikrein (KLKs) levels during intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in prostate cancer patients, and find potential correlations between serum kallikrein level and normal tissues toxicity during radiation. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with prostate cancer were recruited as follows: group 1, definitive standard fractionation IMRT (78Gy in 39 fractions, n=15); group 2, definitive hypofractionated IMRT (60Gy in 20 fractions, n=15); and group 3, IMRT postprostatectomy (66Gy in 33 fractions, n=19)...
April 17, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381459/urinary-adenosine-excretion-in-type-1-diabetes
#4
Harindra Rajasekeran, Yuliya Lytvyn, Andrea Bozovic, Julie Lovshin, Eleftherios Diamandis, Daniel Cattran, Mansoor Husain, Bruce A Perkins, Andrew Advani, Heather N Reich, Vathany Kulasingam, David Z I Cherney
INTRODUCTION: In experimental models of diabetes, augmented sodium-glucose cotransport-2 (SGLT2) activity diminishes sodium (Na+) delivery at the macula densa. As a result, less vasoconstrictive adenosine is generated, leading to afferent arteriolar vasodilatation and hyperfiltration. The measurement and significance of urinary adenosine in humans has not been extensively examined in states of renal hemodynamic impairment, like that of diabetes. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to validate a method for urine adenosine quantification in humans and perform an exploratory post-hoc analysis to determine whether urinary adenosine levels change dynamically in response to natriuresis in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) before and after treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor (SGLT2i) empagliflozin...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376164/germline-mutations-in-the-kallikrein-6-region-and-predisposition-for-aggressive-prostate-cancer
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Laurent Briollais, Hilmi Ozcelik, Jingxiong Xu, Maciej Kwiatkowski, Emilie Lalonde, Dorota H Sendorek, Neil E Fleshner, Franz Recker, Cynthia Kuk, Ekaterina Olkhov-Mitsel, Tristan Juvet, Ioannis Prassas, John Trachtenberg, Ants Toi, Michael Fraser, Theodorus van der Kwast, Robert G Bristow, Bharati Bapat, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Paul C Boutros, Alexandre R Zlotta
Background: There is a need for markers that can specifically identify individuals at increased risk of harboring aggressive forms of prostate cancer (PCa). Methods: We surveyed the Kallikrein ( KLK ) region ( KLK 1-15) for single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with aggressive PCa (Gleason Score ≥ 8) in 1858 PCa patients. Discovery cohorts (Swiss arm of the European Randomized Study of Screening for PCa, n = 379; Toronto, Canada, n = 540) and a validation cohort (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian [PLCO] screening trial, n = 939) were analyzed...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361781/serum-complexed-and-free-prostate-specific-antigen-psa-for-the-diagnosis-of-the-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-pcos
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Eleftherios P Diamandis, Frank Z Stanczyk, Sarah Wheeler, Anu Mathew, Martin Stengelin, Galina Nikolenko, Eli N Glezer, Marshall D Brown, Yingye Zheng, Yen-Hao Chen, Hsiao-Li Wu, Ricardo Azziz
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of reproductive and metabolic dysfunction. We hypothesized that serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) may constitute a new biomarker for hyperandrogenism in PCOS. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 45 women with PCOS and 40 controls. Serum from these women was analyzed for androgenic steroids and for complexed PSA (cPSA) and free PSA (fPSA) with a novel fifth- generation assay with a sensitivity of ~10 fg/mL for cPSA and 140 fg/mL for fPSA...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343172/novel-immunoassays-for-detection-of-cuzd1-autoantibodies-in-serum-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Sofia Farkona, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Panagiota Filippou, Christos Liaskos, Dimitrios P Bogdanos, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Ivan M Blasutig
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic autoantibodies (PABs) are detected in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Their prevalence is higher in Crohn's disease (CrD) than in ulcerative colitis (UC). Glycoprotein 2 (GP2) and, more recently, CUB and zona pellucida-like domain-containing protein 1 (CUZD1) have been identified as target autoantigens of PAB. The clinical utility of CUZD1 autoantibodies has only recently been assessed by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) assays. In this study, we developed and validated novel immunoassays for the detection of CUZD1 autoantibodies...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330469/preclinical-evaluation-of-a-tex101-protein-elisa-test-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-male-infertility
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Dimitrios Korbakis, Christina Schiza, Davor Brinc, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Theano D Karakosta, Christine Légaré, Robert Sullivan, Brendan Mullen, Keith Jarvi, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Andrei P Drabovich
BACKGROUND: TEX101 is a cell membrane protein exclusively expressed by testicular germ cells and shed into seminal plasma. We previously verified human TEX101 as a biomarker for the differential diagnosis of azoospermia, and developed a first-of-its-kind TEX101 ELISA. To demonstrate the clinical utility of TEX101, in this work we aimed at evaluating ELISA performance in a large population of fertile, subfertile, and infertile men. METHODS: Mass spectrometry, size-exclusion chromatography, ultracentrifugation, and immunohistochemistry were used to characterize TEX101 protein as an analyte in seminal plasma...
March 23, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238811/the-current-peer-review-system-is-unsustainable-awaken-the-paid-reviewer-force
#9
Eleftherios P Diamandis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157690/variant-peptide-detection-utilizing-mass-spectrometry-laying-the-foundations-for-proteogenomic-identification-and-validation
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Lampros Dimitrakopoulos, Ioannis Prassas, Els M J J Berns, John A Foekens, Eleftherios P Diamandis, George S Charames
BACKGROUND: Proteogenomics is an emerging field at the intersection of genomics and proteomics. Many variant peptides corresponding to single nucleotide variations (SNVs) are associated with specific diseases. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of proteogenomic-based variant peptide detection in disease models and clinical specimens. METHODS: We sought to detect p53 single amino acid variant (SAAV) peptides in breast cancer tumor samples that have been previously subjected to sequencing analysis...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115917/a-new-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa-for-human-free-and-bound-kallikrein-9
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Panagiota Filippou, Dimitrios Korbakis, Sofia Farkona, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Theano Karakosta, Eleftherios P Diamandis
BACKGROUND: Kallikrein 9 (KLK9) is a member of the human kallikrein-related peptidases family, whose physiological role and implications in disease processes remain unclear. The active form of the enzyme is predicted to have chymotryptic activity. In the present study, we produced for the first time the active recombinant protein and monoclonal antibodies, and developed novel immunoassays for the quantification of free and bound KLK9 in biological samples. METHODS: The coding sequence of mature KLK9 isoform (mat-KLK9) was expressed in an Expi293F mammalian system and the synthesized polypeptide was purified through a two-step protocol...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095327/proteomic-and-peptidomic-analysis-of-human-sweat-with-emphasis-on-proteolysis
#12
Yijing Yu, Ioannis Prassas, Carla M J Muytjens, Eleftherios P Diamandis
Sweat is produced by eccrine and apocrine glands and represents a biological fluid with established roles in thermo-regulation and host infection defense. The composition of sweat is highly dynamic and alters significantly in various skin and other disorders. Therefore, in-depth profiling of sweat protein composition is expected to augment our understanding of the pathobiology of several skin diseases and may lead to the identification of useful sweat-based disease biomarkers. We here reported an in-depth analysis of the human sweat proteome and peptidome...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088919/the-journal-impact-factor-is-under-attack-use-the-capci-factor-instead
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EDITORIAL
Eleftherios P Diamandis
The uses and misuses of the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) have been thoroughly discussed in the literature. A few years ago, I predicted that JIF would soon be replaced, while another colleague argued the opposite. Over the past few months, attacks on JIF have intensified, with some publishing organizations gradually removing the indicator from their journals' websites. Here, I argue that most, if not all of the misuses of JIF are related to its name. The word "impact" should be removed, since it implies an influential attribute, either for the journals, their published papers, or their authors...
January 16, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062795/stable-isotope-labeling-with-amino-acids-silac-based-proteomics-of-primary-human-kidney-cells-reveals-a-novel-link-between-male-sex-hormones-and-impaired-energy-metabolism-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Sergi Clotet, Maria Jose Soler, Marta Riera, Julio Pascual, Fei Fang, Joyce Zhou, Ihor Batruch, Stella K Vasiliou, Apostolos Dimitromanolakis, Clara Barrios, Eleftherios P Diamandis, James W Scholey, Ana Konvalinka
Male sex predisposes to many kidney diseases. Considering that androgens exert deleterious effects in a variety of cell types within the kidney, we hypothesized that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) would alter the biology of the renal tubular cell by inducing changes in the proteome. We employed stable isotope labeling with amino acids (SILAC) in an indirect spike-in fashion to accurately quantify the proteome in DHT- and 17β-estradiol (EST)-treated human proximal tubular epithelial cells (PTEC). Of the 5043 quantified proteins, 76 were differentially regulated...
March 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054463/kallikrein-related-peptidase-expression-in-odontogenic-cysts-and-tumors-an-immunohistochemical-comparative-study
#15
Mark Roger Darling, Rebecca Woodford, Karl Kevin Cuddy, Linda Jackson-Boeters, Alyssa Hayter, Jeyanth Inkaran, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Zia Khan
AIM: The aim of the present study was to profile the expression of human kallikrein (KLK)-related peptidases (KLK) in odontogenic lesions. METHODS: Paraffin-embedded, formalin-fixed, non-odontogenic (control) and odontogenic lesions were stained for KLK using a standard immunohistochemical technique. The intensity and proportion of epithelial cells stained was scored. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction was utilized to evaluate KLK 1-15 mRNA expression in ameloblastomas...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993938/direct-to-consumer-testing
#16
Michelle Li, Eleftherios P Diamandis, David Grenache, Michael J Joyner, Daniel T Holmes, Rodger Seccombe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852253/genomic-profiling-for-copy-number-changes-in-plasma-of-ovarian-cancer-patients-a-new-era-for-cancer-diagnostics
#17
EDITORIAL
Vathany Kulasingam, Eleftherios P Diamandis
A blood test that can detect human malignancy with high clinical sensitivity and specificity is highly desirable. To achieve this, a tumor marker is needed that correlates with tumor burden and that can be measured with high analytical sensitivity and specificity. Over the past decades, a number of different types of tumor markers have emerged, including proteins such as enzymes, glycoproteins, and oncofetal antigens. Besides proteins, genetic abnormalities such as mutations, amplifications, and circulating tumor DNA have served as tumor markers...
November 17, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679436/the-use-of-targeted-therapies-for-precision-medicine-in-oncology
#18
Nicole White Al-Habeeb, Vathany Kulasingam, Eleftherios P Diamandis, George M Yousef, Gregory J Tsongalis, Louis Vermeulen, Ziqiang Zhu, Suzanne Kamel-Reid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603220/putative-functions-of-tissue-kallikrein-related-peptidases-in-vaginal-fluid
#19
REVIEW
Carla M J Muytjens, Stella K Vasiliou, Katerina Oikonomopoulou, Ioannis Prassas, Eleftherios P Diamandis
Cervical-vaginal fluid (CVF) is a complex biological fluid that hydrates the mucosa of the lower female reproductive system. In-depth proteomic and biochemical studies on CVF have revealed that it contains large amounts of endogenous proteases and protease inhibitors, including an abundance of several members of the tissue kallikrein-related peptidase (KLK) family. Despite their ubiquitous presence in human tissues and fluids, KLK expression levels vary considerably, with maximum expression observed in reproduction-related tissues and fluids...
October 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574855/theranos-phenomenon-part-5-theranos-presentation-at-the-american-association-for-clinical-chemistry-annual-conference-2016
#20
Eleftherios P Diamandis, Mario Plebani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
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