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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632947/pimozide-reduces-toxic-forms-of-tau-in-tauc3-mice-via-ampk-mediated-autophagy
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YoungDoo Kim, Eun Il Jeong, Jihoon Nah, Seung-Min Yoo, WonJae Lee, Youbin Kim, Seowon Moon, Se-Hoon Hong, Yong-Keun Jung
In neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease (AD), tau is hyperphosphorylated and forms aggregates and neurofibrillary tangles in affected neurons. Autophagy is critical to clear the aggregates of disease-associated proteins and is often altered in patients and animal models of AD. Because mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) negatively regulates autophagy and is hyperactive in the brains of patients with AD, mTOR is an attractive therapeutic target for AD. However, pharmacological strategies to increase autophagy by targeting mTOR inhibition cause various side effects...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632878/identification-of-novel-g-protein-coupled-receptor-143-ligands-as-pharmacologic-tools-for-investigating-x-linked-ocular-albinism
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Elisabetta De Filippo, Prashiela Manga, Anke C Schiedel
Purpose: GPR143 regulates melanosome biogenesis and organelle size in pigment cells. The mechanisms underlying receptor function remain unclear. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are excellent pharmacologic targets; thus, we developed and applied a screening approach to identify potential GPR143 ligands and chemical modulators. Methods: GPR143 interacts with β-arrestin; we therefore established a β-arrestin recruitment assay to screen for compounds that modulate activity...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615787/pimozide-an-old-wine-in-a-new-bottle
#3
Ahmed Naguy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602946/whole-genome-analysis-reveals-unexpected-dynamics-of-mutant-subclone-development-in-a-patient-with-jak2-v617f-positive-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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I Sloma, M Mitjavila-Garcia, O Feraud, F Griscelli, N Oudrhiri, S El Marsafy, E Gobbo, D Divers, A Proust, D M Smadja, C Desterke, A Carles, Y Ma, M Hirst, M A Marra, C J Eaves, A Bennaceur-Griscelli, A G Turhan
We report here the first use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) to examine the initial clonal dynamics in an unusual patient with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who presented in chronic phase (CP) with doubly marked BCR-ABL1(+)/JAK2(V617F)-mutant cells and over a 9 year period progressed into an accelerated phase (AP) and then terminal blast phase (BP). WGS showed the diagnostic cells also contained mutations in ASXL1, SEC23B, MAD1L1 and RREB1, as well as 12,000 additional uncommon DNA variants. WGS of endothelial cells generated from circulating precursors revealed many of these were shared with the CML clone...
June 7, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459842/phosphorylated-stat5-directly-facilitates-parvovirus-b19-dna-replication-in-human-erythroid-progenitors-through-interaction-with-the-mcm-complex
#5
Safder S Ganaie, Wei Zou, Peng Xu, Xuefeng Deng, Steve Kleiboeker, Jianming Qiu
Productive infection of human parvovirus B19 (B19V) exhibits high tropism for burst forming unit erythroid (BFU-E) and colony forming unit erythroid (CFU-E) progenitor cells in human bone marrow and fetal liver. This exclusive restriction of the virus replication to human erythroid progenitor cells is partly due to the intracellular factors that are essential for viral DNA replication, including erythropoietin signaling. Efficient B19V replication also requires hypoxic conditions, which upregulate the signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 (STAT5) pathway, and phosphorylated STAT5 is essential for virus replication...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433687/steroid-resistance-of-airway-type-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-from-patients-with-severe-asthma-the-role-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin
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Sucai Liu, Mukesh Verma, Lidia Michalec, Weimin Liu, Anand Sripada, Donald Rollins, James Good, Yoko Ito, HongWei Chu, Magdalena M Gorska, Richard J Martin, Rafeul Alam
BACKGROUND: Type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) represent an important type 2 immune cell. Glucocorticoid regulation of human ILC2s is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess steroid resistance of human blood and airway ILC2s from asthmatic patients and to examine its mechanism of induction. METHODS: We studied human blood and lung ILC2s from asthmatic patients and control subjects using flow cytometry and ELISA. RESULTS: Dexamethasone inhibited (P = ...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397975/the-jak2-stat5-signaling-pathway-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-canine-mastocytoma
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Alexandra Keller, Bettina Wingelhofer, Barbara Peter, Karin Bauer, Daniela Berger, Susanne Gamperl, Martin Reifinger, Sabine Cerny-Reiterer, Richard Moriggl, Michael Willmann, Peter Valent, Emir Hadzijusufovic
BACKGROUND: Mastocytoma are frequently diagnosed cutaneous neoplasms in dogs. In non-resectable mastocytoma patients, novel targeted drugs are often applied. The transcription factor STAT5 has been implicated in the survival of human neoplastic mast cells (MC). Our study evaluated the JAK2/STAT5 pathway as a novel target in canine mastocytoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We employed inhibitors of JAK2 (R763, TG101348, AZD1480, ruxolitinib) and STAT5 (pimozide, piceatannol) and evaluated their effects on 2 mastocytoma cell lines, C2 and NI-1...
April 11, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327932/integrated-safety-analysis-of-rolapitant-with-coadministered-drugs-from-phase-ii-iii-trials-an-assessment-of-cyp2d6-or-bcrp-inhibition-by-rolapitant
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S Barbour, T Smit, X Wang, D Powers, S Arora, V Kansra, M Aapro, J Herrstedt
Background: Rolapitant, a long-acting neurokinin (NK)1 receptor antagonist (RA), has demonstrated efficacy in prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients administered moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy. Unlike other NK1 RAs, rolapitant does not inhibit or induce cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4, but it does inhibit CYP2D6 and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP). To analyze potential drug-drug interactions between rolapitant and concomitant medications, this integrated safety analysis of four double-blind, randomized phase II or III studies of rolapitant examined adverse events (AEs) by use versus non-use of drug substrates of CYP2D6 or BCRP...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283756/dopamine-t-cells-and-multiple-sclerosis-ms
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REVIEW
Mia Levite, Franca Marino, Marco Cosentino
Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter that induces critical effects in the nervous system and in many peripheral organs, via 5 dopamine receptors (DRs): D1R-D5R. Dopamine also induces many direct and very potent effects on many DR-expressing immune cells, primarily T cells and dendritic cells. In this review, we focus only on dopamine receptors, effects and production in T cells. Dopamine by itself (at an optimal concentration of~0.1 nM) induces multiple function of resting normal human T cells, among them: T cell adhesion, chemotactic migration, homing, cytokine secretion and others...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237611/abnormal-pregnancy-outcome-associated-with-high-dose-maternal-tranylcypromine-therapy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Debra Kennedy, William S Webster, Majella Hill, Helen E Ritchie
BACKGROUND: Tranylcypromine is a non-selective inhibitor of monamine oxidase which also inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine. Spontaneous hypertensive reactions to the drug have been reported. In sheep tranylcypromine has been shown to cause a dose-dependent reduction in uterine blood flow. A similar effect in a pregnant woman might induce constriction of the uterine arteries and temporary fetal hypoxia. CASES: MotherSafe is a state-based Teratogen Information service and currently provides counselling to around 22,000 consumers and healthcare professionals annually regarding exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding We report on the outcome of 2 pregnancies in a patient treated with high dose tranylcypromine as well as pimozide, diazepam and alprazolam...
April 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216616/cd8-t-cells-promote-proliferation-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-epithelial-cells-under-low-androgen-level-via-modulation-of-ccl5-stat5-ccnd1-signaling-pathway
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Yang Yang, Shuai Hu, Jie Liu, Yun Cui, Yu Fan, Tianjing Lv, Libo Liu, Jun Li, Qun He, Wenke Han, Wei Yu, Yin Sun, Jie Jin
Previous studies by our group have shown that low intra-prostatic dihydrotestosterone (DHT) induced BPH epithelial cells (BECs) to recruit CD8+ T cells. However, the influence of the recruited CD8+ T cells on BECs under a low androgen level is still unknown. Here, we found CD8+ T cells have the capacity to promote proliferation of BECs in low androgen condition. Mechanism dissection revealed that interaction between CD8+ T cells and BECs through secretion of CCL5 might promote the phosphorylation of STAT5 and a higher expression of CCND1 in BECs...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163191/csahi-study-detection-of-drug-induced-ion-channel-receptor-responses-qt-prolongation-and-arrhythmia-using-multi-electrode-arrays-in-combination-with-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Takashi Kitaguchi, Yuta Moriyama, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Sanae Maeda, Hiroyuki Ando, Takaaki Uda, Koji Otabe, Masao Oguchi, Shigekazu Shimizu, Hiroyuki Saito, Atsushi Toratani, Mahoko Asayama, Wataru Yamamoto, Emi Matsumoto, Daisuke Saji, Hiroki Ohnaka, Norimasa Miyamoto
INTRODUCTION: The use of multi-electrode arrays (MEA) in combination with human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) provides a promising method to predict comprehensive cardiotoxicity, including drug-induced QT prolongation and arrhythmia. We previously demonstrated that MEA in combination with hiPSC-CMs could provide a generalizable platform by using 7 reference drugs at 10 testing facilities. Using this approach, we evaluated responses to reference drugs that modulate a range of cardiac ion currents and have a range of arrhythmogenic effects...
May 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578530/expression-of-drd2-is-increased-in-human-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-inhibitors-slow-tumor-growth-in-mice
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Pouria Jandaghi, Hamed S Najafabadi, Andrea S Bauer, Andreas I Papadakis, Matteo Fassan, Anita Hall, Anie Monast, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, John P Neoptolemos, Eithne Costello, William Greenhalf, Aldo Scarpa, Bence Sipos, Daniel Auld, Mark Lathrop, Morag Park, Markus W Büchler, Oliver Strobel, Thilo Hackert, Nathalia A Giese, George Zogopoulos, Veena Sangwan, Sidong Huang, Yasser Riazalhosseini, Jörg D Hoheisel
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Incidence of and mortality from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common form of pancreatic cancer, are almost equivalent, so better treatments are needed. We studied gene expression profiles of PDACs and the functions of genes with altered expression to identify new therapeutic targets. METHODS: We performed microarray analysis to analyze gene expression profiles of 195 PDAC and 41 non-tumor pancreatic tissue samples. We undertook an extensive analysis of the PDAC transcriptome by superimposing interaction networks of proteins encoded by aberrantly expressed genes over signaling pathways associated with PDAC development to identify factors that might alter regulation of these pathways during tumor progression...
December 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578081/psychogenic-itch-management
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REVIEW
Jacek C Szepietowski, Radomir Reszke
Pruritus is a bothersome and prevalent symptom reported by patients suffering from both cutaneous and extracutaneous diseases. Psychogenic pruritus, also referred to as functional itch disorder, is a distinct clinical entity. According to the definition proposed by the French Psychodermatology Group (FPDG) in 2007, the disorder is characterized by pruritus which is the chief complaint and psychologic factors that contribute to eliciting, worsening, and sustaining the symptoms. Specific diagnostic criteria were proposed, including 3 compulsory and 7 optional, of which 3 have to be met in order to establish the diagnosis...
2016: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564241/aggregated-compound-biological-signatures-facilitate-phenotypic-drug-discovery-and-target-elucidation
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Alvaro Cortes Cabrera, Daniel Lucena-Agell, Mariano Redondo-Horcajo, Isabel Barasoain, José Fernando Díaz, Bernhard Fasching, Paula M Petrone
Predicting the cellular response of compounds is a challenge central to the discovery of new drugs. Compound biological signatures have risen as a way of representing the perturbation produced by a compound in the cell. However, their ability to encode specific phenotypic information and generating tangible predictions remains unknown, mainly because of the inherent noise in such data sets. In this work, we statistically aggregate signals from several compound biological signatures to find compounds that produce a desired phenotype in the cell...
November 18, 2016: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485148/electrokinetic-supercharging-in-nonaqueous-capillary-electrophoresis-for-online-preconcentration-and-determination-of-tamoxifen-and-its-metabolites-in-human-plasma
#16
Lee Yien Thang, Michael C Breadmore, Hong Heng See
An online preconcentration method, namely electrokinetic supercharging (EKS), was evaluated for the determination of tamoxifen and its metabolites in human plasma in nonaqueous capillary electrophoresis with ultraviolet detection (NACE-UV). This method was comprehensively optimized in terms of the leading electrolyte (LE) and terminating electrolyte (TE) injection lengths, as well as electrokinetic sample injection time. The optimized EKS conditions employed were as follows: hydrodynamic injection (HI) of 10mM potassium chloride as LE at 150mbar for 36s (4% of total capillary volume)...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313491/inhibition-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-an-antipsychotic-drug-pimozide
#17
Valerie Fako, Zhipeng Yu, Curtis J Henrich, Tanya Ransom, Anuradha S Budhu, Xin W Wang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common forms of malignant cancers in the world, yet very few effective systemic treatments for HCC patients exist. Thus, the development of new treatment modalities presents a great need. The wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is highly activated in stem cell-like aggressive HCC, which is associated with chemoresistance and poor survival in HCC patients. In a previous study, we found that an FDA-approved psychiatric drug, pimozide (PMZ), has anti-cancer properties in HCC cell lines that express epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM), a hepatic stem cell marker that is a functional down-stream target of the wnt/β-catenin pathway...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27303726/drug-repurposing-screening-identifies-novel-compounds-that-effectively-inhibit-toxoplasma-gondii-growth
#18
Ashley J Dittmar, Allison A Drozda, Ira J Blader
The urgent need to develop new antimicrobial therapies has spawned the development of repurposing screens in which well-studied drugs and other types of compounds are tested for potential off-label uses. As a proof-of-principle screen to identify compounds effective against Toxoplasma gondii, we screened a collection of 1,120 compounds for the ability to significantly reduce Toxoplasma replication. A total of 94 compounds blocked parasite replication with 50% inhibitory concentrations of <5 µM. A significant number of these compounds are established inhibitors of dopamine or estrogen signaling...
March 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293342/sporadic-and-familial-myoclonic-dystonia-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-literature
#19
Kalyan B Bhattacharyya, Arijit Roy, Atanu Biswas, Ashutosh Pal
Myoclonic dystonia refers to a clinical syndrome characterized by rapid jerky movements along with dystonic posturing of the limbs. Clinically, it is characterized by sudden, brief, electric shock-like movements, mostly involving the upper extremities, shoulders, neck and trunk. Characteristically, the movements wane with consumption of small dose of alcohol in about 50% of cases. Additionally, dystonic contractions are observed in most of the patients in the affected body parts and some patients may exhibit cervical dystonia or graphospasm as well...
April 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27286689/prescription-trends-in-children-with-pervasive-developmental-disorders-a-claims-data-based-study-in-japan
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Michihiro Satoh, Taku Obara, Hidekazu Nishigori, Nobuhiro Ooba, Yoshihiko Morikawa, Mami Ishikuro, Hirohito Metoki, Masahiro Kikuya, Nariyasu Mano
BACKGROUND: The only drug approved for pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) in Japan is pimozide. Several psychotropic drugs are also prescribed for offlabel use in Japan, but details regarding their prescription and use are largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to clarify the use of drug treatment in Japanese children with PDD. METHODS: Data were extracted from claims data from the Japan Medical Data Center for children younger than 18 years of age who were newly diagnosed with PDD (International Classification of Diseases version 10 codes: F84) from 2005 to 2010 (total of 3276 patients as of 2010)...
November 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
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