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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350596/enhancement-of-antitumor-activity-by-using-5-ala-mediated-sonodynamic-therapy-to-induce-apoptosis-in-malignant-gliomas-significance-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-on-5-ala-sdt-in-a-mouse-glioma-model
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Satoshi Suehiro, Takanori Ohnishi, Daisuke Yamashita, Shohei Kohno, Akihiro Inoue, Masahiro Nishikawa, Shiro Ohue, Junya Tanaka, Takeharu Kunieda
OBJECTIVE High invasiveness of malignant gliomas frequently causes early local recurrence of the tumor, resulting in extremely poor outcome. To control such recurrence, novel therapies targeted toward infiltrating glioma cells around the tumor border are required. Here, the authors investigated the antitumor activity of sonodynamic therapy (SDT) combined with a sonosensitizer, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), on malignant gliomas to explore the possibility for clinical use of 5-ALA-mediated SDT (5-ALA-SDT). METHODS In vitro cytotoxicity of 5-ALA-SDT was evaluated in U87 and U251 glioma cells and in U251Oct-3/4 glioma stemlike cells...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345329/generating-quantitative-cell-identity-labels-with-marker-enrichment-modeling-mem
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Kirsten E Diggins, Jocelyn S Gandelman, Caroline E Roe, Jonathan M Irish
Multiplexed single-cell experimental techniques like mass cytometry measure 40 or more features and enable deep characterization of well-known and novel cell populations. However, traditional data analysis techniques rely extensively on human experts or prior knowledge, and novel machine learning algorithms may generate unexpected population groupings. Marker enrichment modeling (MEM) creates quantitative identity labels based on features enriched in a population relative to a reference. While developed for cell type analysis, MEM labels can be generated for a wide range of multidimensional data types, and MEM works effectively with output from expert analysis and diverse machine learning algorithms...
January 18, 2018: Current Protocols in Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333119/phytotherapeutics-oridonin-and-ponicidin-show-additive-effects-combined-with-irradiation-in-pancreatic-cancer-in-vitro
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Jakob Liermann, Patrick Naumann, Franco Fortunato, Thomas E Schmid, Klaus-Josef Weber, Jürgen Debus, Stephanie E Combs
Background: Chemoradiation of locally advanced non-metastatic pancreatic cancer can lead to secondary operability by tumor mass reduction. Here, we analyzed radiomodulating effects of oridonin and ponicidin in pancreatic cancer in vitro. Both agents are ent-kaurane diterpenoids, extracted from Isodon rubescens, a plant that is well known in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cytotoxic effects have recently been shown in different tumor entities for both agents. Materials and methods: Pancreatic cancer cell lines AsPC-1, BxPC-3, Panc-1 and MIA PaCa-2 were pretreated with oridonin or ponicidin and irradiated with 2 Gy to 6 Gy...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331956/adenosine-production-by-biomaterial-supported-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-reduces-the-innate-inflammatory-response-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Eric Y Shin, Lanfang Wang, Marina Zemskova, Juline Deppen, Kai Xu, Frederick Strobel, Andrés J García, Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Rebecca D Levit
BACKGROUND: During myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury, there is extensive release of immunogenic metabolites that activate cells of the innate immune system. These include ATP and AMP, which upregulate chemotaxis, migration, and effector function of early infiltrating inflammatory cells. These cells subsequently drive further tissue devitalization. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are a potential treatment modality for MI/R because of their powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities; however, the manner in which they regulate the acute inflammatory milieu requires further elucidation...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305968/alternatives-to-current-flow-cytometry-data-analysis-for-clinical-and-research-studies
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Carmen Gondhalekar, Bartek Rajwa, Valery Patsekin, Kathy Ragheb, Jennifer Sturgis, J Paul Robinson
Flow cytometry has well-established methods for data analysis based on traditional data collection techniques. These techniques typically involved manual insertion of tube samples into an instrument that, historically, could only measure 1-3 colors. The field has since evolved to incorporate new technologies for faster and highly automated sample preparation and data collection. For example, the use of microwell plates on benchtop instruments is now a standard on virtually every new instrument, and so users can easily accumulate multiple data sets quickly...
January 3, 2018: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304136/effect-of-intensive-multifactorial-treatment-on-vascular-progenitor-cells-in-hypertensive-patients
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Charbel Maroun-Eid, Adriana Ortega-Hernández, Javier Modrego, María Abad-Cardiel, José Antonio García-Donaire, Leonardo Reinares, Nieves Martell-Claros, Dulcenombre Gómez-Garre
BACKGROUND: Most hypertensive patients, despite a proper control of their cardiovascular risk factors, have cardiovascular complications, evidencing the importance of controlling and/or reversing target-organ damage. In this sense, endothelial dysfunction has been associated with the presence of cardiovascular risk factors and related cardiovascular outcomes. Since hypertension often clusters with other risk factors such as dyslipemia, diabetes and obesity, in this study we have investigated the effect of intensive multifactorial treatment on circulating vascular progenitor cell levels on high-risk hypertensive patients...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301832/pharmacological-inhibition-of-nos-activates-ask1-jnk-pathway-augmenting-docetaxel-mediated-apoptosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Daniel Dávila-González, Dong Soon Choi, Roberto R Rosato, Sergio Granados-Principal, John G Kuhn, Wen-Feng Li, Wei Qian, Wen Chen, Anthony J Kozielski, Helen H Wong, Bhuvanesh Dave, Jenny C Chang
PURPOSE: Chemoresistance in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is associated with the activation of a survival mechanism orchestrated by the endoplasmic reticulum (EnR) stress response and by inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). Our aim was to determine the effects of pharmacological NOS-inhibition on TNBC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: TNBC cell lines, SUM-159PT, MDA-MB-436, and MDA-MB-468, were treated with docetaxel and NOS-inibitor (L-NMMA) for 24, 48 and 72 hours...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300307/chemical-composition-and-bioactivity-of-essential-oil-from-blepharocalyx-salicifolius
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Fabiana Barcelos Furtado, Bruna Cristina Borges, Thaise Lara Teixeira, Hans Garcia Garces, Luiz Domingues de Almeida Junior, Fernanda Cristina Bérgamo Alves, Claudio Vieira da Silva, Ary Fernandes Junior
Natural products represent a source of biologically active molecules that have an important role in drug discovery. The aromatic plant Blepharocalyx salicifolius has a diverse chemical constitution but the biological activities of its essential oils have not been thoroughly investigated. The aims of this paper were to evaluate in vitro cytotoxic, antifungal and antibacterial activities of an essential oil from leaves of B. salicifolius and to identify its main chemical constituents. The essential oil was extracted by steam distillation, chemical composition was determined by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, and biological activities were performed by a microdilution broth method...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296945/the-class-i-scavenger-receptor-cd163-promotes-internalization-of-adamts13-by-macrophages
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Fabian C Verbij, Nicoletta Sorvillo, Paul H P Kaijen, Johana Hrdinova, Ivan Peyron, Rob Fijnheer, Anja Ten Brinke, Alexander B Meijer, Floris P J van Alphen, Timo K van den Berg, Jonas J H Graversen, Soren K Moestrup, Jan Voorberg
Internalization of ADAMTS13 by macrophages may contribute to its clearance from the circulation. Here we investigated endocytic mechanisms that contribute to the uptake of ADAMTS13 by macrophages. Human monocyte-derived macrophages were used to monitor the uptake of fluorescently labeled recombinant ADAMTS13 by flow cytometry. Internalization of ADAMTS13 was blocked upon addition of the cell-permeable dynamin inhibitor dynasore. Partial blocking of ADAMTS13 uptake was observed by using mannan; however, uptake was not affected by an antibody that blocked binding to the macrophage mannose receptor CD206, which suggests that other endocytic receptors contribute to the internalization of ADAMTS13 by macrophages...
January 24, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295987/discovery-of-human-cell-selective-effector-molecules-using-single-cell-multiplexed-activity-metabolomics
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David C Earl, P Brent Ferrell, Nalin Leelatian, Jordan T Froese, Benjamin J Reisman, Jonathan M Irish, Brian O Bachmann
Discovering bioactive metabolites within a metabolome is challenging because there is generally little foreknowledge of metabolite molecular and cell-targeting activities. Here, single-cell response profiles and primary human tissue comprise a response platform used to discover novel microbial metabolites with cell-type-selective effector properties in untargeted metabolomic inventories. Metabolites display diverse effector mechanisms, including targeting protein synthesis, cell cycle status, DNA damage repair, necrosis, apoptosis, or phosphoprotein signaling...
January 2, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289977/anti-pd-1-induced-high-grade-hepatitis-associated-with-corticosteroid-resistant-t-cells-a-case-report
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Helen M McGuire, Elena Shklovskaya, Jarem Edwards, Paul R Trevillian, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Patrick Bertolino, Catriona McKenzie, Ralph Gourlay, Stuart J Gallagher, Barbara Fazekas de St Groth, Peter Hersey
Effective treatment or prevention of immune side effects associated with checkpoint inhibitor therapy of cancer is an important goal in this new era of immunotherapy. Hepatitis due to immunotherapy with antibodies against PD-1 is uncommon and generally of low severity. We present an unusually severe case arising in a melanoma patient after more than 6 months uncomplicated treatment with anti-PD-1 in an adjuvant setting. The hepatitis rapidly developed resistance to high-dose steroids, requiring anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) to achieve control...
December 30, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289569/simultaneous-multiplexed-imaging-of-mrna-and-proteins-with-subcellular-resolution-in-breast-cancer-tissue-samples-by-mass-cytometry
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Daniel Schulz, Vito Riccardo Tomaso Zanotelli, Jana Raja Fischer, Denis Schapiro, Stefanie Engler, Xiao-Kang Lun, Hartland Warren Jackson, Bernd Bodenmiller
To build comprehensive models of cellular states and interactions in normal and diseased tissue, genetic and proteomic information must be extracted with single-cell and spatial resolution. Here, we extended imaging mass cytometry to enable multiplexed detection of mRNA and proteins in tissues. Three mRNA target species were detected by RNAscope-based metal in situ hybridization with simultaneous antibody detection of 16 proteins. Analysis of 70 breast cancer samples showed that HER2 and CK19 mRNA and protein levels are moderately correlated on the single-cell level, but that only HER2, and not CK19, has strong mRNA-to-protein correlation on the cell population level...
December 26, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289313/geometry-induced-injection-dispersion-in-single-cell-protein-electrophoresis
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Qiong Pan, Amy E Herr
Arrays of microwells are widely used to isolate individual cells, facilitate high throughput cytometry assays, and ensure compatibility of those assays with whole-cell imaging. Microwell geometries have recently been utilized for handling and preparation of single-cell lysate, prior to single-cell protein electrophoresis. It is in the context of single-cell electrophoresis that we investigate the interplay of microwell geometry (circular, rectangular, triangular) and transport (diffusion, electromigration) on the subsequent performance of single-cell polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) for protein targets...
February 13, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287915/high-throughput-automated-analysis-of-big-flow-cytometry-data
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Albina Rahim, Justin Meskas, Sibyl Drissler, Alice Yue, Anna Lorenc, Adam Laing, Namita Saran, Jacqui White, Lucie Abeler-Dörner, Adrian Hayday, Ryan R Brinkman
The rapid expansion of flow cytometry applications has outpaced the functionality of traditional manual analysis tools used to interpret flow cytometry data. Scientists are faced with the daunting prospect of manually identifying interesting cell populations in 50-dimensional datasets, equalling the complexity previously only reached in mass cytometry. Data can no longer be analyzed or interpreted fully by manual approaches. While automated gating has been the focus of intense efforts, there are many significant additional steps to the analytical pipeline (e...
December 26, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285101/proteomic-changes-of-cd4-cd25-forkhead-box-p3-regulatory-t-cells-in-a-30-day-rat-model-of-sepsis-survival
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Yuxia Jiao, Siqi Tan, Junyu Xiong
Sepsis is defined as life threatening organ dysfunction arising from a dysregulated host response to infection. The outcomes of sepsis include early mortality, delayed mortality and recovery, and depend on the inflammatory response. Previous studies have demonstrated that regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important in determining the outcome of sepsis, as their suppressive function serves a role in maintaining immune homeostasis. However, Treg-mediated immunosuppression during the course of sepsis remains unclear and little is known about the survival of patients following diagnosis...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281633/scalable-multi-sample-single-cell-data-analysis-by-partition-assisted-clustering-and-multiple-alignments-of-networks
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Ye Henry Li, Dangna Li, Nikolay Samusik, Xiaowei Wang, Leying Guan, Garry P Nolan, Wing Hung Wong
Mass cytometry (CyTOF) has greatly expanded the capability of cytometry. It is now easy to generate multiple CyTOF samples in a single study, with each sample containing single-cell measurement on 50 markers for more than hundreds of thousands of cells. Current methods do not adequately address the issues concerning combining multiple samples for subpopulation discovery, and these issues can be quickly and dramatically amplified with increasing number of samples. To overcome this limitation, we developed Partition-Assisted Clustering and Multiple Alignments of Networks (PAC-MAN) for the fast automatic identification of cell populations in CyTOF data closely matching that of expert manual-discovery, and for alignments between subpopulations across samples to define dataset-level cellular states...
December 27, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277766/manganese-inhibits-viability-of-prostate-cancer-cells
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Bodil Hernroth, Ingvar Holm, Andreas Gondikas, Helena Tassidis
BACKGROUND/AIM: Androgen deprivation therapy is usually in the initial phase a successful treatment for prostate cancer but eventually most patients develop androgen-independent metastatic disease. This study investigated if manganese (Mn) reduces viability of prostate cancer via induction of apoptosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prostate cancer cell lines PC3, DU145 and LNCaP underwent dose- and time-dependent screening of viability, analyzed by the 3-(4,5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide assay...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274492/the-synthesis-antifungal-and-apoptotic-effects-of-triazole-oxadiazoles-against-candida-species
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Betül Kaya Çavuşoğlu, Leyla Yurttaş, Zerrin Cantürk
In search of potent and safe antifungal agents, herein, we report the synthesis, characterization and biological activities of triazole-oxadiazole compounds. The structural verification of the molecules was carried out by 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectral data. The in vitro antifungal and apoptotic activity were investigated against C. albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. krusei and C. glabrata. The compounds namely N-(4-nitrophenyl)-2-[(5-(2-((4-methyl-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)thio)ethyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)thio]acetamide (4e) and N-(6-fluorobenzothiazol-2-yl)-2-[(5-(2-((4-methyl-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)thio)ethyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)thio]acetamide (4i) were detected as the most potent compounds against C...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261159/a-rare-case-of-pure-erythroid-sarcoma-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
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Pablo Manresa, Fabián Tarín, María Niveiro, María Tasso, Olga Alda, Francisco López, Héctor Sarmiento, José J Verdú, Francisco De Paz, Silvia López, María Del Cañizo, Esperanza Such, Eva Barragán, Fernanda Martirena
We describe an exceptional case of erythroid sarcoma in a pediatric patient as a growing orbital mass with no evidence of morphologic bone marrow involvement, who was finally diagnosed of pure erythroid sarcoma based on histopathology and flow cytometry criteria. We discuss the contribution of standardized eight-color flow cytometry as a rapid and reliable diagnostic method. The use of normal bone marrow databases allowed us to identify small aberrant populations in bone marrow and later confirm the diagnosis in the neoplastic tissue...
December 20, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258572/effects-of-four-antiplatelet-statin-combined-strategies-on-immune-and-inflammatory-responses-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-pharmacoinvasive-strategy-design-and-rationale-of-the-b-and-t-types-of-lymphocytes-evaluation-in-acute-myocardial
#20
Francisco A H Fonseca, Maria Cristina Izar, Ieda M L Maugeri, Otavio Berwanger, Lucas P Damiani, Ibraim M Pinto, Gilberto Szarf, Carolina N França, Henrique T Bianco, Flavio T Moreira, Adriano Caixeta, Claudia M R Alves, Aline Soriano Lopes, Aline Klassen, Marina F M Tavares, Henrique A Fonseca, Antonio C C Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Early reperfusion of the occluded coronary artery during acute myocardial infarction is considered crucial for reduction of infarcted mass and recovery of ventricular function. Effective microcirculation and the balance between protective and harmful lymphocytes may have roles in reperfusion injury and may affect final ventricular remodeling. METHODS/DESIGN: BATTLE-AMI is an open-label, randomized trial comparing the effects of four therapeutic strategies (rosuvastatin/ticagrelor, rosuvastatin/clopidogrel, simvastatin plus ezetimibe/ticagrelor, or simvastatin plus ezetimibe/clopidogrel) on infarcted mass and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) (blinded endpoints) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction submitted to fibrinolytic therapy before coronary angiogram (pharmacoinvasive strategy)...
December 19, 2017: Trials
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