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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544245/ghrelin-receptor-inverse-agonists-as-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-against-obesity-related-metabolic-disease
#1
Kathrin Abegg, Lara Bernasconi, Melanie Hutter, Lynda Whiting, Claudio Pietra, Claudio Giuliano, Thomas A Lutz, Thomas Riediger
AIMS: Ghrelin is implicated in the control of energy balance and glucose homeostasis. The ghrelin receptor exhibits ligand independent constitutive activity, which can be pharmacologically exploited to induce inverse ghrelin actions. Since ghrelin receptor inverse agonists (GHSR-IA) might be effective for the treatment of obesity-related metabolic disease, we tested two novel synthetic compounds GHSR-IA1 and GHSR-IA2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In functional cell assays, electrophysiogical and immunohistochemical experiments, we demonstrated inverse agonist activity for GHSR-IA1 and GHSR-IA2...
May 24, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543352/effect-of-albiglutide-on-cholecystokinin-induced-gallbladder-emptying-in-healthy-individuals-a-randomized-crossover-study
#2
Bonnie C Shaddinger, Malcolm A Young, Julia Billiard, David A Collins, Azra Hussaini, Antonio Nino
The glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists (RAs) exenatide and lixisenatide reduce cholecystokinin (CCK)-induced gallbladder emptying in healthy subjects. It is unknown if all GLP-1 RAs share this effect; therefore, the effect of the GLP-1 RA albiglutide on gallbladder function was assessed. In this randomized, double-blind, 2-way crossover study, a single dose of subcutaneous albiglutide 50 mg or placebo was administered to 17 healthy subjects, and CCK-induced gallbladder contractility was measured by ultrasonography...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542719/ibuprofen-and-diclofenac-treatments-reduce-proliferation-of-pancreatic-acinar-cells-upon-inflammatory-injury-and-mitogenic-stimulation
#3
Marta Bombardo, Ermanno Malagola, Rong Chen, Alina Rudnicka, Rolf Graf, Sabrina Sonda
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are administered to manage pain typically found in patients suffering from pancreatitis. NSAIDs also display anti-proliferative activity against cancer cells, however their effects in normal, untransformed cells is poorly understood. Here we evaluated whether NSAIDs inhibit proliferation of pancreatic acinar cells during the development of acute pancreatitis. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The NSAIDs ibuprofen and diclofenac were administered to C57BL/6 mice after induction of pancreatitis with serial injection of cerulein...
May 19, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542222/differential-expression-of-islet-glutaredoxin-1-and-5-with-high-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-a-mouse-model-of-diabesity
#4
Sebastian Friedrich Petry, Fatemeh Sharifpanah, Heinrich Sauer, Thomas Linn
The onset and progression of diabetes mellitus type 2 is highly contingent on the amount of functional beta-cell mass. An underlying cause of beta-cell decay in diabetes is oxidative stress, which markedly affects the insulin producing pancreatic cells due to their poor antioxidant defence capacity. Consequently, disturbances of cellular redox signaling have been implicated to play a major role in beta-cell loss in diabetes mellitus type 2. There is evidence suggesting that the glutaredoxin (Grx) system exerts a protective role for pancreatic islets, but the exact mechanisms have not yet been elucidated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542139/regulator-of-g-protein-signaling-2-is-a-key-regulator-of-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-mass-and-function
#5
H Dong, Y Zhang, J Wang, D S Kim, H Wu, B Sjögren, W Gao, L Luttrell, H Wang
Pancreatic β-cell death and dysfunction contributes to the pathogenesis of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We aimed to examine whether the regulator of G protein signaling protein 2 (RGS2), a multifunctional inhibitor of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling, impacts β-cell death and function. Metabolic phenotypes, β-cell secretory function, and glucose and insulin tolerance were measured in RGS2 knockout (RGS2(-/-)) mice and their wild-type (RGS2(+/+)) littermate controls. β-Cell death was evaluated in RGS2-knockdown and -overexpressing β cells and RGS2(-/-) islets by flow cytometry, western blot, ELISA, TUNEL staining, and apoptosis RT(2) profiler PCR array analysis...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541474/postmarketing-surveillance-study-of-erlotinib-plus-gemcitabine-for-pancreatic-cancer-in-japan-polaris-final-analysis
#6
Junji Furuse, Akihiko Gemma, Wataru Ichikawa, Takuji Okusaka, Akihiro Seki, Tadashi Ishii
Objective: Erlotinib plus gemcitabine is approved in Japan for the treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer. The POLARIS surveillance study investigated safety (focusing on interstitial lung disease [ILD]) and efficacy of erlotinib plus gemcitabine in Japanese pancreatic cancer patients. Methods: Patients receiving erlotinib plus gemcitabine for pancreatic cancer in Japan between July 2011 and August 2012 were enrolled. ILD-like events were independently confirmed by a review committee...
May 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540973/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-management-guidelines-recommended-by-the-polish-network-of-neuroendocrine-tumours
#7
Beata Kos-Kudła, Violetta Rosiek, Małgorzata Borowska, Agata Bałdys-Waligórska, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Jolanta Blicharz-Dorniak, Marek Bolanowski, Agnieszka Boratyn-Nowicka, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła, Massimo Falconi, Wanda Foltyn, Foltyn Handkiewicz-Junak, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Barbara Jarząb, Michał Jarząb, Roman Junik, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Grzegorz Kamiński, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Aldona Kowalska, Robert Król, Leszek Królicki, Jolanta Kunikowska, Katarzyna Kuśnierz, Paweł Lampe, Dariusz Lange, Anna Lewczuk-Myślicka, Andrzej Lewiński, Michał Lipiński, Magdalena Londzin-Olesik, Bogdan Marek, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer, Ewa Nowakowska-Duława, Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk, Marek Ruchała, Lucyna Siemińska, Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Teresa Starzyńska, Katarzyna Steinhof-Radwańska, Janusz Strzelczyk, Krzysztof Sworczak, Anhelli Syrenicz, Andrzej Szawłowski, Marek Szczepkowski, Ewa Wachuła, Wojciech Zajęcki, Anna Zemczak, Wojciech Zgliczyński
This article presents updated diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for the management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNEN), proposed by the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumours. The guidelines contain new data received in the years 2013-2016, which confirm previous recommendations, and have led to modification of previous guidelines or have resulted in the formulation of new guidelines. Biochemical and imaging (anatomical and functional) tests are of great importance in diagnostics, as well as histopathological diagnosis to determine the management of PNEN patients, but they must be confirmed by an immunohistochemical examination...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540837/enterovesical-fistula-after-enteric-conversion-of-a-bladder-drained-pancreatic-allograft-a-case-report
#8
Clifford Akateh, Amer Rajab, Mitchell Henry, Ashraf El-Hinnawi
Since the inception of pancreas transplant as a treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus, there has been considerable debate about the best way to manage exocrine secretions and monitor patients for graft rejection. For patients who undergo bladder exocrine drainage of a pancreatic allograft, a bladder-to-enteric drainage conversion can serve as a rescue procedure in case of anastomotic leaks or other complications. However, this procedure is associated with its own complications, including a rarely described enterovesical fistula...
May 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540779/planning-optimisation-and-evaluation-of-hyperthermia-treatments
#9
H P Kok, A N T J Kotte, J Crezee
BACKGROUND: Hyperthermia treatment planning using dedicated simulations of power and temperature distributions is very useful to assist in hyperthermia applications. This paper describes an advanced treatment planning software package for a wide variety of applications. METHODS: The in-house developed C++ software package Plan2Heat runs on a Linux operating system. Modules are available to perform electric field and temperature calculations for many heating techniques...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539721/phytochemical-and-biological-evaluations-of-arum-hygrophilum-boiss-araceae
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Fatma U Afifi, Violet Kasabri, Simona Litescu, Ismail F Abaza, Khalid Tawaha
BACKGROUND: Arum hygrophilum is a traditional medicinal plant indigenous to Jordan. The present study explores its phytochemistry, antioxidative, antidiabesity, and antiproliferative potentialities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Column chromatography and HPLC-MS analysis were used for its phytochemical evaluation. Using leaf crude water and ethanol extracts, the antioxidative capacities, their modulation of pancreatic β-cell proliferation, and insulin secretion as well as glucose diffusion and enzymatic bioassays were evaluated...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539039/isolated-pyogenic-pancreatic-abscess-successfully-treated-via-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-drainage
#11
Jung Yeop Lee, Tae Hyeon Kim, Hyung Ku Chon
An isolated pyogenic pancreatic abscess (IPPA) without pancreatitis is extremely rare but can occur in patients with uncontrolled diabetes. This pathologic condition poses a clinical challenge in diagnosis and management because it can be confused easily with a malignancy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) may be a useful diagnostic modality for indeterminate pancreatic lesions and IPPA. Here, we report two cases with elevated carbohydrate antigen 19-9 levels and pancreatic masses on cross sectional imaging. The patients were subsequently diagnosed with IPPA by EUS...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538690/dysregulation-of-mirna-expression-in-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-cafs-and-its-consequences-on-the-tumor-microenvironment
#12
REVIEW
Maren Schoepp, Anda Jana Ströse, Jörg Haier
The tumor microenvironment, including cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF), has developed as an important target for understanding tumor progression, clinical prognosis and treatment responses of cancer. Cancer cells appear to transform normal fibroblasts (NF) into CAFs involving direct cell-cell communication and epigenetic regulations. This review summarizes the current understanding on miR involvement in cancer cell-tumor environment/stroma communication, transformation of NFs into CAFs, their involved targets and signaling pathways in these interactions; and clinical relevance of CAF-related miR expression profiles...
May 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538626/the-capacity-of-icd-10-cm-pcs-to-characterize-surgical-care
#13
Garth H Utter, Kevin M Schuster, Preston R Miller, Nathan T Mowery, Suresh K Agarwal, Robert J Winchell, Marie L Crandall
The International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition, Clinical Modification and Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS) have been in effect since October 1, 2015 and offer much greater capacity than previous classifications to characterize the nature and treatment of surgical conditions. However, the diagnosis codes of ICD-10-CM are unevenly specific across the spectrum of surgical conditions and currently do not adequately allow description of important distinctions in disease severity for many common surgical conditions...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538415/network-meta-analysis-of-chinese-herbal-injections-combined-with-the-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#14
Dan Zhang, Jiarui Wu, Shi Liu, Xiaomeng Zhang, Bing Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study sought to use a network meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbal injections (CHIs) combined with the chemotherapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding CHIs to treat pancreatic cancer were searched in PubMed, the Cochrane library, Embase, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), the Wan-Fang Database, the Chinese Scientific Journals Full-text Database (VIP), and the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (SinoMed) up to November 2016...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537879/increased-expression-of-calponin-2-is-a-positive-prognostic-factor-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#15
Zhaoyan Qiu, Yi Chu, Bing Xu, Qian Wang, Mingzuo Jiang, Xiaowei Li, Gang Wang, Pengfei Yu, Guoxiao Liu, Hua Wang, Huijie Kang, Jiayu Liu, Yu Zhang, Jian-Ping Jin, Kaichun Wu, Jie Liang
Calponin 2 plays an important role in regulating actin cytoskeleton, which is critical for cell division and migration. Previous studies have demonstrated that calponin 2 inhibits prostate cancer cell proliferation and metastasis. However, the role of calponin 2 in pancreatic tumor growth, metastasis and patient survival remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that the level of calponin 2 is a positive prognostic factor for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Patients with high calponin 2 expression in the tumor presented less lymph node metastasis and longer survival...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537561/prediction-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-the-earliest-stages-role-of-biochemical-parameters-and-histopathological-changes
#16
Jacek Baj, Elżbieta Radzikowska, Marcin Maciejewski, Andrzej Dąbrowski, Kamil Torres
For many years, there has been a search for a set of biochemical parameters that could facilitate the assessment of severity, prognosis, and administration of early and appropriate treatment in acute pancreatitis. Administration of treatment within the first 48 hours since admission is associated with many problems of distinguishing patients with a mild form of acute pancreatitis (AP) from those with a severe form of acute pancreatitis. STUDY AIM: To assess the relationship between the extent of change in the concentration of 10 selected biochemical indicators: amylase, lipase, total bilirubin, creatinine, uric acid, aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, glucose, magnesium, and iron and histopathological lesions in the pancreas within 2 and 6 hours since induction of AP...
April 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537412/-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
#17
J Tesaříková, M Loveček, Č Neoral, K Vomáčková, L Bébarová, P Skalický
INTRODUCTION: Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) is a very rare neoplasm that occurs in girls and young women in 90% of cases; the range is 779 years of age, and the median is 28 years of age. This tumour was first described by Virginia Frantz in 1959 as a papillary cystic tumour of the pancreas. METHODS: The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse the incidence of SPN in all patients with a pancreatic tumour operated at the 1st Dept. of Surgery, University Hospital Olomouc between years 2006 and 2015...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536844/evaluation-of-neurotensin-receptor-1-as-a-potential-imaging-target-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#18
Xiaoqin Yin, Mengzhe Wang, Hui Wang, Huaifu Deng, Tingting He, Yue Tan, Zehua Zhu, Zhanhong Wu, Shuo Hu, Zibo Li
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest human malignancies and lack of effective diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Accumulating evidence suggests that the neurotensin (NT) and neurotensin receptors (NTRs) play key roles in pancreatic adenocarcinoma growth and survival. In this study, we not only evaluate the NTR1 expression in pancreatic cancer patient samples, but also explore the PET and fluorescence imaging of NTR1 expression in pancreatic cancer animal models. The NTR1 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry staining in clinical patient tissue samples with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, insulinoma, and pancreatitis...
May 23, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536387/emerging-therapeutic-potential-of-nanoparticles-in-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-trials
#19
REVIEW
Minnie Au, Theophilus I Emeto, Jacinta Power, Venkat N Vangaveti, Hock C Lai
Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease with a five year survival rate of less than 5%, which is associated with late presentation. In recent years, research into nanomedicine and the use of nanoparticles as therapeutic agents for cancers has increased. This article describes the latest developments in the use of nanoparticles, and evaluates the risks and benefits of nanoparticles as an emerging therapy for pancreatic cancer. The Preferred Reporting Items of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses checklist was used...
August 19, 2016: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536008/chemosensitization-and-inhibition-of-pancreatic-cancer-stem-cell-proliferation-by-overexpression-of-microrna-205
#20
Amit Kumar Chaudhary, Goutam Mondal, Virender Kumar, Krishna Kattel, Ram I Mahato
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with gemcitabine (GEM) is limited due to its rapid plasma metabolism and development of chemoresistance. MicroRNA (miRNA) regulates cancer stem cell (CSC) maintenance and induces chemoresistance in cancer cells. In this study, we observed differential downregulation of miR-205 (miR-205-5p) in human pancreatic cancer tissues and cells. Compared to GEM-sensitive MIA PaCa-2 cells, miR-205 was highly downregulated in GEM-resistant MIA PaCa-2R cells. Lentivirus-mediated overexpression of miR-205 inhibits MIA PaCa-2R cell proliferation after GEM-treatment...
May 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
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