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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735000/application-of-pharmacometrics-and-quantitative-systems-pharmacology-to-cancer-therapy-the-example-of-luminal-a-breast-cancer
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Brett Fleisher, Kayla Andrews, Ashley A Brown, Sihem Ait-Oudhia
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women, and the second most frequent cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. It is a heterogeneous disease composed of multiple subtypes with distinct morphologies and clinical implications. Quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) is an emerging discipline bridging systems biology with pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) leveraging the systematic understanding of drugs' efficacy and toxicity. Despite numerous challenges in applying computational methodologies for QSP and mechanism-based PK/PD models to biological, physiological, and pharmacological data, bridging these disciplines has the potential to enhance our understanding of complex disease systems such as BC...
July 19, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732200/systematic-metrics-depicting-cell-death-kinetics
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Ying Li, Junying Yuan
In a recent issue of Cell Systems, Forcina et al. (2017) developed a scalable time-lapse analysis of cell death kinetics (STACK) method and combined it with a "lag exponential death" model to quantitatively characterize the onset and rate of cell death. STACK provides a useful quantitative tool to determine how cell death kinetics may be modulated pharmacologically in cell culture systems.
July 20, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722322/advanced-methods-for-dose-and-regimen-finding-during-drug-development-summary-of-the-ema-efpia-workshop-on-dose-finding-london-4-5-december-2014
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F T Musuamba, E Manolis, N Holford, Sya Cheung, L E Friberg, K Ogungbenro, M Posch, Jwt Yates, S Berry, N Thomas, S Corriol-Rohou, B Bornkamp, F Bretz, A C Hooker, P H Van der Graaf, J F Standing, J Hay, S Cole, V Gigante, K Karlsson, T Dumortier, N Benda, F Serone, S Das, A Brochot, F Ehmann, R Hemmings, I Skottheim Rusten
Inadequate dose selection for confirmatory trials is currently still one of the most challenging issues in drug development, as illustrated by high rates of late-stage attritions in clinical development and postmarketing commitments required by regulatory institutions. In an effort to shift the current paradigm in dose and regimen selection and highlight the availability and usefulness of well-established and regulatory-acceptable methods, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Association (EFPIA) hosted a multistakeholder workshop on dose finding (London 4-5 December 2014)...
July 19, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719615/a-human-tissue-based-functional-assay-platform-to-evaluate-the-immune-function-impact-of-small-molecule-inhibitors-that-target-the-immune-system
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Cristina St Pierre, Jane Guo, John D Shin, Laura W Engstrom, Hyun-Hee Lee, Alan Herbert, Laura Surdi, James Baker, Michael Salmon, Sanjiv Shah, J Michael Ellis, Hani Houshyar, Michael A Crackower, Melanie A Kleinschek, Dallas C Jones, Alexandra Hicks, Dennis M Zaller, Stephen E Alves, Ravisankar A Ramadas
While the immune system is essential for the maintenance of the homeostasis, health and survival of humans, aberrant immune responses can lead to chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Pharmacological modulation of drug targets in the immune system to ameliorate disease also carry a risk of immunosuppression that could lead to adverse outcomes. Therefore, it is important to understand the 'immune fingerprint' of novel therapeutics as they relate to current and, clinically used immunological therapies to better understand their potential therapeutic benefit as well as immunosuppressive ability that might lead to adverse events such as infection risks and cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705120/qsar-docking-admet-system-pharmacology-studies-on-tormentic-acid-derivatives-for-anticancer-activity
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Sarfaraz Alam, Feroz Khan
To explore the anticancer compounds from tormentic acid derivatives, a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) model was developed by the multiple linear regression methods. The developed QSAR model yielded a high activity-descriptors relationship accuracy of 94% referred by regression coefficient (r(2)= 0.94) and a high activity prediction accuracy of 91%. The QSAR study indicates that chemical descriptors, chiV5, T_T_Cl_7, T_2_T_4, SsCH3count, and Epsilon3 are significantly correlated with anticancer activity...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701209/alantolactone-a-natural-sesquiterpene-lactone-has-potent-antitumor-activity-against-glioblastoma-by-targeting-ikk%C3%AE-kinase-activity-and-interrupting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-cox-2-mediated-signaling-cascades
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Xun Wang, Zhenlong Yu, Chao Wang, Wei Cheng, Xiangge Tian, Xiaokui Huo, Yan Wang, Chengpeng Sun, Lei Feng, Jinshan Xing, Yulong Lan, Dongdong Sun, Qingjuan Hou, Baojing Zhang, Xiaochi Ma, Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most refractory and palindromic central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms, and current treatments have poor effects in GBM patients. Hence, the identification of novel therapeutic targets and the development of effective treatment strategies are essential. Alantolactone (ATL) has a wide range of pharmacological activities, and its anti-tumor effect is receiving increasing attention. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the anti-GBM activity of ATL remains poorly understood...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698304/prediction-of-clinically-relevant-herb-drug-clearance-interactions-using-a-whole-cell-approach-schisandra-sphenanthera-case-study
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Jonathan P Jackson, Kimberly M Freeman, Weslyn W Friley, Ashley G Herman, Christopher B Black, Kenneth R Brouwer, Amy L Roe
The Schisandraceae family is reported to have a range of pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory effects. As with all herbal preparations, extracts of Schisandra species are mixtures composed of >50 lignans including schizandrins and deoxyschizandrins. In China, Schisandra sphenanthera extract (SSE) is often co-administered with immunosuppressant treatment of transplant recipients. In cases of co-administration, the potential for herb-drug interactions (HDI) increases. Clinical studies have been employed to assess HDI of extracts including SSE...
July 11, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681552/logic-modeling-in-quantitative-systems-pharmacology
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Pauline Traynard, Luis Tobalina, Federica Eduati, Laurence Calzone, Julio Saez-Rodriguez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677899/validated-lc-ms-ms-method-for-quantitation-of-demethylbellidifolin-in-rat-plasma-and-its-application-to-pharmacokinetic-and-bioavailability-studies
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Jie Zhang, Huiyu Yan, Xiaoyu Qu, Wei Zhou
Demethylbellidifolin, a major xanthone compound of Swertia davidi Franch, showed many beneficial pharmacological effects including antioxidation, anti-inflammation, anti-fibrosis, and cardiovascular protection effects. In this research, a rapid and sensitive LC-MS/MS method for the quantitative analysis of demethylbellidifolin in rat plasma was developed. The demethylbellidifolin and internal standard of aurantio-obtusin were extracted from 50 μL of rat plasma samples with ethyl acetate, then the dried residue was reconstituted and injected in an HPLC system with ZORBAX SB-C18 analytical column (2...
July 5, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654043/light-mediated-reversible-modulation-of-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-during-cell-differentiation-and-xenopus-embryonic-development
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Vishnu V Krishnamurthy, Aurora J Turgeon, John S Khamo, Payel Mondal, Savanna R Sharum, Wenyan Mei, Jing Yang, Kai Zhang
Kinase activity is crucial for a plethora of cellular functions, including cell proliferation, differentiation, migration, and apoptosis. During early embryonic development, kinase activity is highly dynamic and widespread across the embryo. Pharmacological and genetic approaches are commonly used to probe kinase activities. Unfortunately, it is challenging to achieve superior spatial and temporal resolution using these strategies. Furthermore, it is not feasible to control the kinase activity in a reversible fashion in live cells and multicellular organisms...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651603/a-systems-pharmacology-based-approach-to-identify-novel-kv1-3-channel-dependent-mechanisms-in-microglial-activation
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Srikant Rangaraju, Syed Ali Raza, Andrea Pennati, Qiudong Deng, Eric B Dammer, Duc Duong, Michael W Pennington, Malu G Tansey, James J Lah, Ranjita Betarbet, Nicholas T Seyfried, Allan I Levey
BACKGROUND: Kv1.3 potassium channels regulate microglial functions and are overexpressed in neuroinflammatory diseases. Kv1.3 blockade may selectively inhibit pro-inflammatory microglia in neurological diseases but the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulated by Kv1.3 channels are poorly defined. METHODS: We performed immunoblotting and flow cytometry to confirm Kv1.3 channel upregulation in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated BV2 microglia and in brain mononuclear phagocytes freshly isolated from LPS-treated mice...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633807/differential-induction-of-atf3-and-ho-1-in-myeloid-cells-and-keratinocytes-via-dimethylfumarate-or-cyclosporine-a
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Stefanie Müller, Nikola Smatlik, Marc Burian, Kamran Ghoreschi, Martin Röcken, Amir S Yazdi
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory skin diseases are characterized by controlled proliferation of keratinocytes. Here, activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) might play a fundamental role. In these inflammatory diseases, proliferation is controlled and only rarely leads to cancer development which can be supported by an inflammatory microenvironment. ATF3 is a dual function protein as it suppresses pro-inflammatory IL-6 and IL-8, but also acts as a pro-oncogenic factor by the suppression of p53...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628860/in-silico-modeling-on-adme-properties-of-natural-products-classification-models-for-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-its-application-to-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-in-vitro-experimental-validation
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Xiuqing Zhang, Ting Liu, Xiaohui Fan, Ni Ai
In silico modeling of blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability plays an important role in early discovery of central nervous system (CNS) drugs due to its high-throughput and cost-effectiveness. Natural products (NP) have demonstrated considerable therapeutic efficacy against several CNS diseases. However, BBB permeation property of NP is scarcely evaluated both experimentally and computationally. It is well accepted that significant difference in chemical spaces exists between NP and synthetic drugs, which calls into doubt on suitability of available synthetic chemical based BBB permeability models for the evaluation of NP...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628578/neuraxial-anesthesia-in-obstetric-patients-receiving-thromboprophylaxis-with-unfractionated-or-low-molecular-weight-heparin-a-systematic-review-of-spinal-epidural-hematoma
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Lisa R Leffert, Heloise M Dubois, Alexander J Butwick, Brendan Carvalho, Timothy T Houle, Ruth Landau
Venous thromboembolism remains a major source of morbidity and mortality in obstetrics with an incidence of 29.8/100,000 vaginal delivery hospitalizations; cesarean delivery confers a 4-fold increased risk of thromboembolism when compared with vaginal delivery. Revised national guidelines now stipulate that the majority of women delivering via cesarean and women at risk for ante- or postpartum venous thromboembolism receive mechanical or pharmacological thromboprophylaxis. This practice change has important implications for obstetric anesthesiologists concerned about the risk of spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) among anticoagulated women receiving neuraxial anesthesia...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625364/semi-quantitative-models-for-identifying-potent-and-selective-transthyretin-amyloidogenesis-inhibitors
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Stephen Connelly, David E Mortenson, Sungwook Choi, Ian A Wilson, Evan T Powers, Jeffery W Kelly, Steven M Johnson
Rate-limiting dissociation of the tetrameric protein transthyretin (TTR), followed by monomer misfolding and misassembly, appears to cause degenerative diseases in humans known as the transthyretin amyloidoses, based on human genetic, biochemical and pharmacologic evidence. Small molecules that bind to the generally unoccupied thyroxine binding pockets in the native TTR tetramer kinetically stabilize the tetramer, slowing subunit dissociation proportional to the extent that the molecules stabilize the native state over the dissociative transition state-thereby inhibiting amyloidogenesis...
August 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611062/selective-imaging-of-internalized-proteopathic-%C3%AE-synuclein-seeds-in-primary-neurons-reveals-mechanistic-insight-into-transmission-of-synucleinopathies
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Richard J Karpowicz, Conor M Haney, Tiberiu S Mihaila, Raizel M Sandler, E James Petersson, Virginia M-Y Lee
Direct cell-to-cell transmission of proteopathic alpha-synuclein (α-syn) aggregates is thought to underlie the progression of neurodegenerative synucleinopathies. However, the specific intracellular processes governing this transmission remain unclear because currently-available model systems are limited. For example, in cell culture models of α-syn-seeded aggregation, it is difficult to discern intracellular from extracellular exogenously applied α-syn seed species. Herein, we employed fluorescently labeled α-syn preformed fibrils (pffs) in conjunction with the membrane-impermeable fluorescence quencher trypan blue to selectively image internalized α-syn seeds in cultured primary neurons and to quantitatively characterize the concentration dependence, time course, and inhibition of pff uptake...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585415/methodologies-for-quantitative-systems-pharmacology-models-qsp-design-and-estimation
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EDITORIAL
B Ribba, H P Grimm, B Agoram, M R Davies, K Gadkar, S Niederer, N van Riel, J Timmis, P H van der Graaf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583429/towards-the-virtual-human-patient-quantitative-systems-pharmacology-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Hugo Geerts, Athan Spiros, Patrick Roberts, Robert Carr
Development of successful therapeutic interventions in Central Nervous Systems (CNS) disorders is a daunting challenge with a low success rate. Probable reasons include the lack of translation from preclinical animal models, the individual variability of many pathological processes converging upon the same clinical phenotype, the pharmacodynamical interaction of various comedications and last but not least the complexity of the human brain. This paper argues for a re-engineering of the pharmaceutical CNS Research & Development strategy using ideas focused on advanced computer modeling and simulation from adjacent engineering-based industries...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575545/can-patient-navigators-improve-adherence-to-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-quantitative-findings-from-the-med-assist-pilot-study
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Candace H Feldman, Alyssa Wohlfahrt, Anarosa Campos, Joshua J Gagne, Maura D Iversen, Elena Massarotti, Daniel H Solomon, Ichiro Kawachi
OBJECTIVE: Non-adherence to DMARDs is common, worsens during the treatment course, and results in adverse outcomes. We studied whether patient navigators - laypersons trained in care coordination, motivational interviewing, basic pharmacology and disease management- improved oral DMARD adherence. METHODS: We enrolled 107 patients aged ≥18 years with systemic rheumatic diseases who initiated an oral DMARD within 6 months. Navigators interacted with patients up to 2-4 times per week for 6 months...
June 2, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574986/an-ethnobotanical-survey-of-indigenous-medicinal-plants-in-hafizabad-district-punjab-pakistan
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Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Altaf, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
Present paper offers considerable information on traditional uses of medicinal plants by the inhabitants of Hafizabad district, Punjab-Pakistan. This is the first quantitative ethnobotanical study from the area comprising popularity level of medicinal plant species intendedby using relative popularity level (RPL) and rank order priority (ROP) indices.Ethnobotanical data were collected by interviewing 166 local informants and 35 traditional health practioners (THPs) from different localities of Hafizabad district...
2017: PloS One
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