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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335427/laxative-effects-of-total-diterpenoids-extracted-from-the-roots-of-euphorbia-pekinensis-are-attributable-to-alterations-of-aquaporins-in-the-colon
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Kuilong Wang, Lian Liu, Jianyu Huang, Hongli Yu, Hao Wu, Yu Duan, Xiaobing Cui, Xingde Zhang, Liping Liu, Wei Wang
This study was designed to evaluate the toxic effects of total diterpenoids extracted from the roots of Euphorbia pekinensis (TDEP) on the mouse colon and to clarify the mechanism. Dried powdered roots of E. pekinensis were extracted with chloroform, and then the extract (6.7 g) was subjected to column chromatography and preparative TLC, giving TDEP. Using the HPLC-DAD method, the purity of TDEP was determined as 85.26%. Mice were orally administered with TDEP (3.942, 19.71 and 39.42 mg/kg), after which fecal water content and colon water content were examined...
March 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335389/characteristics%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-lethality%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-novel%C3%A2-recombinant%C3%A2-dermonecrotic%C3%A2-venom%C3%A2-phospholipase%C3%A2-d%C3%A2-from%C3%A2-hemiscorpius%C3%A2-lepturus
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Elham Torabi, Mahdi Behdani, Mohammad Hosseininejad Chafi, Reza Moazzami, Jean-Marc Sabatier, Vahid Khalaj, Delavar Shahbazzadeh, Kamran Pooshang Bagheri
Hemoscorpius lepturus is the most medically important scorpion in Iran. The clinical signs of H. lepturus envenomation are remarkably similar to those reported for brown spiders, including dermonecrosis, hematuria, renal failure and even death. The lethality and toxicity of brown spiders' venom have been attributed to its phospholipase D activity. This study aims to identify a phospholipase D with possible lethality and dermonecrotic activity in H. lepturus venom. In this study, a cDNA library of the venom glands was generated by Illumina RNA sequencing...
March 13, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335354/titanium-dioxide-nanoparticle-biomolecule-interactions-influence-oral-absorption
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Mi-Rae Jo, Jin Yu, Hyoung-Jun Kim, Jae Ho Song, Kyoung-Min Kim, Jae-Min Oh, Soo-Jin Choi
Titanium dioxide (TiO₂) nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely applied in various industrial fields, such as electronics, packaging, food, and cosmetics. Accordingly, concerns about the potential toxicity of TiO₂ NPs have increased. In order to comprehend their in vivo behavior and potential toxicity, we must evaluate the interactions between TiO₂ NPs and biomolecules, which can alter the physicochemical properties and the fate of NPs under physiological conditions. In the present study, in vivo solubility, oral absorption, tissue distribution, and excretion kinetics of food grade TiO₂ (f-TiO₂) NPs were evaluated following a single-dose oral administration to rats and were compared to those of general grade TiO₂ (g-TiO₂) NPs...
November 29, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335244/human-serum-albumin-nanoparticles-for-use-in-cancer-drug-delivery-process-optimization-and-in-vitro-characterization
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Nikita Lomis, Susan Westfall, Leila Farahdel, Meenakshi Malhotra, Dominique Shum-Tim, Satya Prakash
Human serum albumin nanoparticles (HSA-NPs) are widely-used drug delivery systems with applications in various diseases, like cancer. For intravenous administration of HSA-NPs, the particle size, surface charge, drug loading and in vitro release kinetics are important parameters for consideration. This study focuses on the development of stable HSA-NPs containing the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel (PTX) via the emulsion-solvent evaporation method using a high-pressure homogenizer. The key parameters for the preparation of PTX-HSA-NPs are: the starting concentrations of HSA, PTX and the organic solvent, including the homogenization pressure and its number cycles, were optimized...
June 15, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335206/cytotoxic-induction-and-photoacoustic-imaging-of-breast-cancer-cells-using-astaxanthin-reduced-gold-nanoparticles
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Subramaniyan Bharathiraja, Panchanathan Manivasagan, Nhat Quang Bui, Yun-Ok Oh, In Gweon Lim, Suhyun Park, Junghwan Oh
Astaxanthin, a kind of photosynthetic pigment, was employed for gold nanoparticle formation. Nanoparticles were characterized using Ulteraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction, and the possible presence of astaxanthin functional groups were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The cytotoxic effect of synthesized nanoparticles was evaluated against MDA-MB-231 (human breast cancer cells) using a tetrazolium-based assay, and synthesized nanoparticles exhibited dose-dependent toxicity...
April 20, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334948/a-phase-i-ii-trial-of-continuous-hepatic-intra-arterial-infusion-of-5-fluorouracil-mitoxantrone-and-cisplatin-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Masafumi Ikeda, Takuji Okusaka, Yozo Sato, Junji Furuse, Shuichi Mitsunaga, Hideki Ueno, Chigusa Morizane, Yoshitaka Inaba, Tatsushi Kobayashi, Yasuaki Arai
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) and determine the recommended doses in the Phase I part of the study, and to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity in the Phase II part, of continuous hepatic intra-arterial infusion therapy with 5-fluorouracil, mitoxantrone and cisplatin (FMP therapy) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: Forty-five patients with advanced HCC were enrolled. The therapy consisted of continuous intra-arterial infusion of 5-fluorouracil from Day 1 through Day 5, and intra-arterial administration of mitoxantrone and cisplatin on Day 1 [5-fluorouracil/mitoxantrone/cisplatin (mg/m2): Level 1; 400/4/60, Level 2; 400/6/60, Level 3; 500/6/60]...
March 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334834/aav-mediated-transfer-of-fkrp-shows-therapeutic-efficacy-in-a-murine-model-but-requires-control-of-gene-expression
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Evelyne Gicquel, Natacha Maizonnier, Steven J Foltz, William J Martin, Nathalie Bourg, Fedor Svinartchouk, Karine Charton, Aaron M Beedle, Isabelle Richard
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies type 2I (LGMD2I), a recessive autosomal muscular dystrophy, is caused by mutations in the Fukutin Related Protein (FKRP) gene. It has been proposed that FKRP, a ribitol-5-phosphate transferase, is a participant in α-dystroglycan (αDG) glycosylation, which is important to ensure the cell/matrix anchor of muscle fibers. A LGMD2I knock-in mouse model was generated to express the most frequent mutation (L276I) encountered in patients. The expression of FKRP was not altered neither at transcriptional nor at translational levels, but its function was impacted since abnormal glycosylation of αDG was observed...
March 3, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334667/redox-controlled-release-dynamics-of-thallium-in-periodically-flooded-arable-soil
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Svetlana Antić-Mladenović, Tina Frohne, Mirjana Kresović, Hans-Joachim Stärk, Dubravka Savić, Vlado Ličina, Jörg Rinklebe
To our knowledge, this is the first work to mechanistically study the impact of the redox potential (EH) and principal factors, such as pH, iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), chlorides (Cl(-)) and sulfates (SO4(2-)), on the release dynamics of thallium (Tl) in periodically flooded soil. We simulated flooding using an automated biogeochemical microcosm system that allows for systematical control of pre-defined redox windows. The EH value was increased mechanistically at intervals of approximately 100 mV from reducing (-211 mV) to oxidizing (475 mV) conditions...
March 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334285/control-of-the-bradysia-odoriphaga-diptera-sciaridae-with-allyl-isothiocyanate-under-field-and-greenhouse-conditions
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Cai-Hua Shi, Jing-Rong Hu, Wen Xie, Yu-Ting Yang, Shao-Li Wang, You-Jun Zhang
The botanical compound allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) is toxic to many microorganisms and insects. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of AITC on the Bradysia odoriphaga (Diptera: Sciaridae), as well as the seeds and seedlings of Chinese chive. AITC was toxic to all four stages of B. odoriphaga. The adult was significantly more sensitive (LC50 = 7.43 µl liter-1) to AITC than the other three stages, which had no difference in sensitivity to the chemical. The control efficacy of AITC against B. odoriphaga was much better in the greenhouse than that in the field...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334211/effect-of-sweeteners-on-the-survival-of-solenopsis-invicta-hymenoptera-formicidae
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Xiaoqiang Zhang, Siqi Chen, Zhiqiang Li, Yijuan Xu
The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is a serious agricultural, ecological, and public health pest in its invaded range. Chemical insecticides have been widely used for the prevention and control of this notorious pest. To search for novel, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly materials for fire ant control, we tested various sweeteners for their toxicity to S. invicta. The S. invicta that were fed erythritol, aspartame, and saccharin exhibited significantly higher mortality rates than those fed other sweeteners...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334022/effects-of-clothianidin-on-aquatic-communities-evaluating-the-impacts-of-lethal-and-sublethal-exposure-to-neonicotinoids
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Jesse C Miles, Jessica Hua, Maria S Sepulveda, Christian H Krupke, Jason T Hoverman
The widespread usage of neonicotinoid insecticides has sparked concern over their effects on non-target organisms. While research has largely focused on terrestrial systems, the low soil binding and high water solubility of neonicotinoids, paired with their extensive use on the landscape, puts aquatic environments at high risk for contamination via runoff events. We assessed the potential threat of these compounds to wetland communities using a combination of field surveys and experimental exposures including concentrations that are representative of what invertebrates experience in the field...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333867/determining-risk-of-severe-gastrointestinal-toxicity-based-on-pretreatment-gut-microbial-community-in-patients-receiving-cancer-treatment-a-new-predictive-strategy-in-the-quest-for-personalized-cancer-medicine
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Hannah R Wardill, Wim J E Tissing
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Currently, our ability to accurately predict a patient's risk of developing severe gastrointestinal toxicity from their cancer treatment is limited. Risk stratification continues to rely on traditional patient-related and treatment-related factors including age, ethnicity, sex, comorbidities, genetics, agent, dose and schedule. Although informative, these crude measures continue to underestimate toxicity risk, and hence alternative methods of risk prediction must be investigated...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333444/host-symbiont-interaction-model-explains-non-monotonic-response-of-soybean-growth-and-seed-production-to-nano-ceo2-exposure
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Tin Klanjscek, Erik B Muller, Patricia A Holden, Roger M Nisbet
Recent nanotoxicity studies have demonstrated non-monotonic dose-response mechanisms for planted soybean that have a symbiotic relationship with bacteroids in their root nodules: reduction of growth and seed production was greater for low, as compared to high, exposures. To investigate mechanistic underpinnings of the observed patterns, we formulated an energy budget model coupled to a toxicokinetic module describing bioaccumulation, and two toxicodynamic modules describing respectively toxic effects on host plant and symbionts...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333415/patterns-of-chemotherapy-induced-toxicities-and-outcome-in-children-and-adolescents-with-metastatic-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Abha A Gupta, Yueh-Yun Chi, James R Anderson, Elizabeth Lyden, Brenda Weigel, Carola Arndt, William H Meyer, Abby Rosenberg, Douglas S Hawkins
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether adolescents with metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) or embryonal RMS (ERMS) had a different event-free survival (EFS) compared with younger patients, and to identify treatment-related factors (adverse events, AEs) that may be associated with differences in outcome. METHODS: The prevalence of AEs in adolescents older than 13 years was compared with that in patients less than or equal to 13 years of age (Fisher exact test) in patients enrolled onto ARST0431...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333402/vincristine-toxicity-with-co-administration-of-fluconazole-during-induction-therapy-for-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Andrew B Smitherman, Cassidy B Faircloth, Allison Deal, Michael Troy, Stuart H Gold
BACKGROUND: Antifungal prophylaxis is recommended for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during high-risk periods such as induction; however, increased vincristine toxicities have been reported with the co-administration of triazole antifungals. We sought to determine whether vincristine-associated toxicities are higher among children with ALL concurrently given fluconazole prophylaxis compared to no prophylaxis. PROCEDURE: Using a retrospective cohort design, we reviewed records of pediatric patients treated for newly diagnosed ALL from 2003 to 2013...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333284/revisiting-the-mutant-prevention-concentration-to-guide-dosing-in-childhood-tuberculosis
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Devan Jaganath, H Simon Schaaf, Peter R Donald
The mutant prevention concentration (MPC) is a well-known concept in the chemotherapy of many bacterial infections, but is seldom considered in relation to tuberculosis (TB) treatment, as the required concentrations are generally viewed as unachievable without undue toxicity. Early studies revealed single mutations conferring high MICs of first- and second-line anti-TB agents; however, the growing application of genomics and quantitative drug susceptibility testing in TB suggests a wide range of MICs often determined by specific mutations and strain type...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333021/a-phase-1-2-trial-of-a-combination-of-paclitaxel-and-trastuzumab-with-daily-irradiation-or-paclitaxel-alone-with-daily-irradiation-after-transurethral-surgery-for-noncystectomy-candidates-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-trial-nrg-oncology-rtog-0524
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M Dror Michaelson, Chen Hu, Huong T Pham, Douglas M Dahl, Chin Lee-Wu, Gregory P Swanson, Jacqueline Vuky, R Jeffrey Lee, Luis Souhami, Brian Chang, Asha George, Howard Sandler, William Shipley
PURPOSE: Bladder preservation therapy is an effective treatment for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma (UC). In this study we treated noncystectomy candidates with daily radiation and weekly paclitaxel for 7 weeks. Patients whose tumors showed her2/neu overexpression were additionally treated with weekly trastuzumab. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixty-eight evaluable patients were treated with radiation therapy and either paclitaxel + trastuzumab (group 1) or paclitaxel alone (group 2)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333019/a-comparison-between-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-with-or-without-androgen-deprivation-external-beam-radiation-therapy-with-or-without-androgen-deprivation-and-radical-prostatectomy-with-or-without-adjuvant-or-salvage-radiation-therapy-for-high-risk-prostate
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Jay P Ciezki, Michael Weller, Chandana A Reddy, Jeffrey Kittel, Harguneet Singh, Rahul Tendulkar, Kevin L Stephans, James Ulchaker, Kenneth Angermeier, Andrew Stephenson, Steven Campbell, Georges-Pascal Haber, Eric A Klein
PURPOSE: We compare the efficacy and toxicity among the 3 major modalities available used to treat high-risk prostate cancer (HRCaP). METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 1996 to 2012, 2557 HRCaP patients were treated: 734 received external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with or without androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), 515 received low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDR) with or without ADT, and 1308 received radical prostatectomy (RP) with or without EBRT. Biochemical relapse-free survival (bRFS), clinical relapse-free survival (cRFS), and prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) were assessed...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333018/nationwide-multicenter-retrospective-study-on-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-as-monotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Yasuo Yoshioka, Tadayuki Kotsuma, Akira Komiya, Shinji Kariya, Koji Konishi, Norio Nonomura, Kazuhiko Ogawa, Eiichi Tanaka, Kensaku Nishimura, Yasuyoshi Fujiuchi, Hiroshi Kitamura, Takuji Yamagami, Ichiro Yamasaki, Kazuo Nishimura, Teruki Teshima, Katsumasa Nakamura, Jun Itami
PURPOSE: To present, analyze, and discuss results of a nationwide, multicenter, retrospective study on high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) as monotherapy for low-, intermediate-, and high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 1995 through 2013, 524 patients, 73 (14%) with low-risk, 207 (40%) with intermediate-risk, and 244 (47%) with high-risk prostate cancer, were treated with HDR-BT as monotherapy at 5 institutions in Japan. Dose fractionations were 27 Gy/2 fractions for 69 patients (13%), 45...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333016/predictors-of-liver-toxicity-following-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Michael Velec, Carol R Haddad, Tim Craig, Lisa Wang, Patricia Lindsay, James Brierley, Anthony Brade, Jolie Ringash, Rebecca Wong, John Kim, Laura A Dawson
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors associated with a decline in liver function after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data were analyzed from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated on clinical trials of 6-fraction SBRT. Liver toxicity was defined as an increase in Child-Pugh (CP) score ≥2 three months after SBRT. Clinical factors, SBRT details, and liver dose-volume histogram (DVH) parameters were tested for association with toxicity using logistic regression...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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