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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643387/non-gaussian-diffusion-imaging-with-a-fractional-order-calculus-model-to-predict-response-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-to-second-line-sunitinib-therapy
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Lei Tang, Yi Sui, Zheng Zhong, Frederick C Damen, Jian Li, Lin Shen, Yingshi Sun, Xiaohong Joe Zhou
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the clinical value of a non-Gaussian diffusion model using fractional order calculus (FROC) for early prediction of the response of gastrointestinal stromal tumor to second-line sunitinib targeted therapy. METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent sunitinib treatment after imatinib resistance. Diffusion-weighted imaging with multiple b-values was performed before treatment (baseline) and 2 weeks (for early prediction of response) after initiating sunitinib treatment...
June 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641697/-clinical-value-of-cell-block-in-the-diagnosis-of-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Xintong Wang, Fangyuan Cheng, Diansheng Zhong, Lisha Zhang, Fanlu Meng, Yi Shao, Tao Yu
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is due tumor which arises from the mesothelium or metastases from tumor origniating other sites. Generally, the prognosis of MPE is poor, in the premise of reducing the pain of patients, as soon as possible make clear the property of pleural effusion and cause of the disesease, rightly and quickly, providing effective information for subsequent treatment. METHODS: The cell block of 103 patients by using natural sedimentation or plasma coagulation method combined with HE staining and immunohistochemical staining method maked clear diagnosis and compared with other methods...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638941/subcutaneous-endoscopically-assisted-ligation-of-spermatic-vessels-seal-sv-using-an-epidural-spinal-needle-a-novel-technique-to-repair-adolescent-varicocele
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Furan Wang, Yi Chen, Junfeng Zhao, Hongji Zhong, Yan Li, Zhan Shi
We describe a novel technique of subcutaneous endoscopically assisted ligation of spermatic vessels (SEAL-SV) using a modified epidural-&-spinal needle. This technique achieves very cosmetic and minimally invasive outcomes. We have successfully performed SEAL-SV for five consecutive boys and considered it a simple, safe, and effective procedure for adolescent varicoceles.
June 21, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637410/new-research-for-quinazoline-2-4-diones-as-hppd-inhibitors-based-on-2d-mlr-and-3d-qsar-models
#4
Ying Fu, Yi-Na Sun, Hai-Feng Cao, Ke-Han Yi, Li-Xia Zhao, Jia-Zhong Li, Fei Ye
4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD), converting p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate to homogentisate, is an important target for treating type I tyrosinemia and synthesizing novel herbicides due to its significant role in tyrosine catabolism. HPPD inhibitors, sulcotrione, mesotrione and benzobicylon etc. have been used in commercialized herbicides by binding to HPPD. Based on the structure-activity relationships, a series of quinolinone-2,4-diones derivatives were studied using combined of 2D-MLR and 3D-QSARand the structural requirements for their HPPD inhibition have been investigated...
June 21, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636189/discovery-of-alkyl-bis-oxy-dibenzimidamide-derivatives-as-novel-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1-prmt1-inhibitors
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Wei-Yao Zhang, Wen-Chao Lu, Hao Jiang, Zheng-Bing Lv, Yi-Qian Xie, Fu-Lin Lian, Zhong-Jie Liang, Yu-Xi Jiang, Da-Jin Wang, Cheng Luo, Jia Jin, Fei Ye
Protein arginine methylation, a post-translational modification critical for a variety of biological processes, is catalyzed by protein arginine N-methyltransferases (PRMTs). In particular, PRMT1 is responsible for over 85% of the arginine methylation in mammalian cells. Dysregulation of PRMT1 is involved in diverse pathological diseases including cancers. However, most current PRMT1inhibitors are lack of specificity, efficacy, and bioavailability. Herein, a series of alkyl bis(oxy)dibenzimidamide derivatives were identified as selective PRMT1 inhibitors...
June 21, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633319/immunotherapy-targeting-adenosine-synthase-a-decreases-severity-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-mouse-model
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Bao-Zhong Zhang, JianPiao Cai, Bin Yu, Lifeng Xiong, Qiubin Lin, Xiao-Yan Yang, Chen Xu, SongYue Zheng, Richard Yi-Tsun Kao, Konghung Sze, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Jian-Dong Huang
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a severe pathogen found in the community and in hospitals. Most notably, Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is resistant to almost all antibiotics, which is a growing public health concern. The emergence of drug-resistant strains has prompted the search for alternative treatments such as immunotherapeutic approaches. Previous research showed that S. aureus exploit the immunomodulatory attributes of adenosine to escape host immunity. In this study, we investigated adenosine synthase A (AdsA), a S...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629954/high-resolution-myelin-water-imaging-incorporating-local-tissue-susceptibility-analysis
#7
Zhe Wu, Hongjian He, Yi Sun, Yiping Du, Jianhui Zhong
Quantitative myelin water imaging (MWI) from signal T2* decay acquired with multiple Gradient-Recalled Echo (mGRE) sequence has been widely used since its first report. A recent study showed that with low resolution data (2mm isotropic voxels), direct application of complex fitting to a three-pool WM model with frequency shift terms could produce more stable parameter estimation for myelin water fraction mapping. MWI maps of higher spatial resolution resulting in more detailed tissue structures and reduced partial volume effects around white matter/gray matter (WM/GM) interface, however, is more desirable...
June 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627608/silencing-of-lsd1-gene-modulates-histone-methylation-and-acetylation-and-induces-the-apoptosis-of-jeko-1-and-molt-4-cells
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Zhong-Kai Zou, Yi-Qun Huang, Yong Zou, Xu-Ke Zheng, Xu-Dong Ma
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) has been identified and biochemically characterized in epigenetics; however, the pathological roles of its dysfunction in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia remain to be elucidated. In this study, we evaluated LSD1, and histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4)me1 and H3K4me2 expression in patients with MCL and silenced LSD1 in JeKo‑1 and MOLT‑4 cells, in order to define its role in JeKo‑1 and MOLT‑4 cell proliferation and apoptosis. We retrospectively analyzed the protein expression of LSD1, and mono- and dimethylated H3K4 (H3K4me1 and H3K4me2), and cyclin D1 and Ki67 in 30 cases of MCL by immunohistochemistry...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624455/cellular-localization-of-atbf1-protein-and-its-functional-implication-in-breast-epithelial-cells
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Mei Li, Chi Zhang, Yi Zhong, Jiyuan Zhao
ATBF1, a large transcription factor, was normally localized in nuclei, and its mislocalization to cytoplasm was reported in multiple cancers. However, localization of ATBF1 in breast epithelial cells and its potential functions were unknown. Here, we investigated ATBF1 localization via immunofluorescence staining in different kinds of breast epithelial cells. In MCF10A cells and normal mice mammary gland tissues, ATBF1 was mainly localized in nuclei. Knockdown of ATBF1 expression in MCF10A cells by siRNA promoted cell proliferation...
June 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621442/dendritic-cell-based-immunotherapy-evokes-potent-anti-tumor-immune-responses-in-cd105-human-renal-cancer-stem-cells
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Xiao-Fei Zhang, De-Sheng Weng, Ke Pan, Zi-Qi Zhou, Qiu-Zhong Pan, Jing-Jing Zhao, Yan Tang, Shan-Shan Jiang, Chang-Long Chen, Yong-Qiang Li, Hong-Xia Zhang, Alfred E Chang, Max S Wicha, Yi-Xin Zeng, Qiao Li, Jian-Chuan Xia
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are responsible for tumor initiation, progression, and resistance to therapeutic agents; they are usually less sensitive to conventional cancer therapies, and could cause tumor relapse. An ideal therapeutic strategy would therefore be to selectively target and destroy CSCs, thereby preventing tumor relapse. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with antigen derived from CD105+ human renal cell carcinoma(RCC) CSCs against renal cancer cells in vitro and in vivo...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619949/expansion-and-activation-of-granulocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-childhood-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Yu-Feng Liu, Ying-Ying Chen, Ying-Yi He, Jia-Yi Wang, Jian-Ping Yang, Shu-Ling Zhong, Nan Jiang, Pan Zhou, Hua Jiang, Jie Zhou
Precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is a B cell-derived, malignant disorder with the highest incidence among children. In addition to the genetic abnormality, a dysregulated immune system also has an important role in the pathogenesis of B-ALL. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) represent one of the key drivers in immune tolerance against tumor cells, including various solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. The role of MDSCs in B-ALL remains poorly understood. Here, we showed that the granulocytic (G)-MDSC population was significantly elevated in both the peripheral blood and BM of patients with B-ALL, when compared with age-matched healthy controls...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618922/high-expression-of-c-x-c-chemokine-receptor-4-and-notch1-is-predictive-of-lymphovascular-invasion-and-poor-prognosis-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Zhuangzhuang Cong, Haiwei Wu, Zhong Guo, Tao Qin, Yang Xu, Hua Jing, Yanqing Wang, Yi Shen
C-X-C chemokine receptor 4 and Notch1 have been shown to play oncogenic role individually. This study aimed to determine the combinatorial role of C-X-C chemokine receptor 4 and Notch1 in lung adenocarcinoma. Expression of C-X-C chemokine receptor 4 and Notch1 was detected in resected tumor samples from 185 patients with lung adenocarcinoma at stage I-IIIa by immunohistochemistry. Correlations of their immunoscores with clinicopathological characteristics and disease-specific survival were retrospectively investigated...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617705/liver-x-receptor-%C3%AE-is-involved-in-counteracting-mechanical-allodynia-by-inhibiting-neuroinflammation-in-the-spinal-dorsal-horn
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Jing Xu, Yi-Wei Feng, Ling Liu, Wei Wang, Xiong-Xiong Zhong, Xu-Hong Wei, Xian-Guo Liu
BACKGROUND: Liver X receptors, including α and β isoforms, are ligand-activated transcription factors. Whether liver X receptor α plays a role in neuropathic pain is unknown. METHODS: A spared nerve injury model was established in adult male rats and mice. Von Frey tests were performed to evaluate the neuropathic pain behavior; Western blot and immunohistochemistry were performed to understand the underlying mechanisms. RESULTS: Intrathecal injection of a specific liver X receptor agonist T0901317 or GW3965 could either prevent the development of mechanical allodynia or alleviate the established mechanical allodynia, both in rats and wild-type mice...
June 15, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616917/-a-study-on-the-feasibility-to-assay-minipig-insulin-through-human-insulin-radioimmunoassay-kit
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Meng-Yu Yang, Yun-Yi Gao, Yan Li, Ya-Li Li, Hao Zhong, Xing-Wu Ran
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of using human-specific insulin radioimmunoassay (Ins-RIA) kit to measure the concentrations of serum insulin in minipigs. METHODS: The Serum samples (219) of Bama minipigs were collected. The concentrations of serum insulin in Bama minipigs were measured by Ins-RIA kit and porcine-specific insulin enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (Ins-ELISA) kit, respectively. The linear regression analysis was undertaken in a randomly selected 175 samples (80% of total samples) to establish predictive equations between the concentrations of serum insulin measured by Ins-ELISA and the concentrations of serum insulin measured by Ins-RIA...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616292/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-left-upper-lobectomy-and-systematic-lymph-node-dissection-with-fused-fissure
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Ying Chen, Jun-Tao Lin, Song Dong, Xue-Ning Yang, Yi-Long Wu, Wen-Zhao Zhong
As surgical proficiency and the development of medical techniques have improved, uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has emerged as a minimally invasive alternative in the surgical management of lung cancer. The spectrum of uniportal VATS indications is now almost equal to that of conventional VATS. Recent decades have witnessed the emergence of numerous uniportal VATS techniques. A significant proportion of these have to be converted into a multiport approach and even open thoracotomy due to the difficulty of managing the upper lobe vein and bronchus, particularly for the technically challenging left upper lobectomy...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615727/oestrogen-inhibits-arterial-calcification-by-promoting-autophagy
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Yi-Qun Peng, Dan Xiong, Xiao Lin, Rong-Rong Cui, Feng Xu, Jia-Yu Zhong, Ting Zhu, Feng Wu, Min-Zhi Mao, Xiao-Bo Liao, Ling-Qing Yuan
Arterial calcification is a major complication of cardiovascular disease. Oestrogen replacement therapy in postmenopausal women is associated with lower levels of coronary artery calcification, but its mechanism of action remains unclear. Here, we show that oestrogen inhibits the osteoblastic differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in vitro and arterial calcification in vivo by promoting autophagy. Through electron microscopy, GFP-LC3 redistribution, and immunofluorescence analyses as well as measurement of the expression of the autophagosome marker light-chain I/II (LC3I/II) and autophagy protein 5 (Atg5), we show that autophagy is increased in VSMCs by oestrogen in vitro and in vivo...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611418/arrestins-contribute-to-amyloid-beta-induced-cell-death-via-modulation-of-autophagy-and-the-%C3%AE-7nach-receptor-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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Yi-Qing Liu, Meng-Qi Jia, Zhao-Hong Xie, Xiao-Fei Liu, Hui-Yang, Xiao-Lei Zheng, Hui-Qing Yuan, Jian-Zhong Bi
Amyloid β-protein (Aβ) is believed to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here we showed that Aβ25-35 rapidly caused activation of autophagy, subsequently leading to reduction of autophagy associated with cellular apoptosis. Further investigation revealed that the accumulation of β-arrestin 1 (ARRB1) caused by Aβ25-35 contributed to the induction of autophagic flux. The depletion of ARRB1 led to decreases in the expression of LC3B, Atg7, and Beclin-1, which are essential for the initiation of autophagy...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609121/alleviatory-effect-of-spent-pleurotus-eryngii-quel-substrate-on-replant-problem-of-rehmannia-glutinosa-libosch
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Bao Zhang, Xuanzhen Li, Liuji Zhang, Li Gu, Fajie Feng, Ming-Jie Li, Fengji Wang, Wenxiong Lin, Zhong-Yi Zhang
Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch. is a medicinal plant cultivated at a commercial scale in China. However, replanting problems result in a severe decline in both the biomass and quality of its roots which are of greatest medicinal value. This study attempted to remediate the replant soil using spent Pleurotus eryngii Quel substrate for alleviating this issue, and to investigate the underlying mechanisms. Results showed that R. glutinosa grew successfully in fresh soil and remedial replant soil, while no roots were harvested in the unremedied replant soil...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606923/detection-of-driver-and-resistance-mutations-in-leptomeningeal-metastases-of-nsclc-by-next-generation-sequencing-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-circulating-tumor-cells
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Ben-Yuan Jiang, Yang-Si Li, Wei-Bang Guo, Xu-Chao Zhang, Zhihong Chen, Jian Su, Wenzhao Zhong, Xue-Ning Yang, Jinji Yang, Yang W Shao, Biao Huang, Yan-Hui Liu, Qing Zhou, Hai-Yan Tu, Hua-Jun Chen, Zhen Wang, Chongrui Xu, Bin-Chao Wang, Shu-Yu Wu, Cun-Yi Gao, Xian Zhang, Yi-Long Wu
<p>Leptomeningeal metastases (LM) are more common in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR mutations. The diagnosis is difficult by traditional imaging only, and leads to poor understanding of resistance mechanisms of LM.</p> <br />Experimental Design: <p>We compared the CellSearch Assay™, the Thinprep cytologic test (TCT), and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 21 NSCLC patients with suspected LM. Next-Generation sequencing that included 416 cancer-associated genes was also performed on cerebrospinal fluid circulating tumor cells (CSFCTCs) of 19 patients...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606657/the-effects-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-delivered-via-a-gelfoam-patch-on-the-regeneration-of-myringosclerotic-traumatic-eardrum-perforations-lying-close-to-the-malleus
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Zhong-Hai Jin, Yi-Han Dong, Zi-Han Lou
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effects of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) delivered via a Gelfoam patch on the regeneration of myringosclerotic traumatic tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs) lying close to the malleus. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study. SETTING: A university-affiliated teaching hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed, in a randomized manner, the outcomes of treatment for traumatic TMPs constituting >25% of the tympanic membrane...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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