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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811844/lsd1-dual-function-in-mediating-epigenetic-corruption-of-the-vitamin-d-signaling-in-prostate-cancer
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Sebastiano Battaglia, Ellen Karasik, Bryan Gillard, Jennifer Williams, Trisha Winchester, Michael T Moser, Dominic J Smiraglia, Barbara A Foster
BACKGROUND: Lysine-specific demethylase 1A (LSD1) is a key regulator of the androgen (AR) and estrogen receptors (ER), and LSD1 levels correlate with tumor aggressiveness. Here, we demonstrate that LSD1 regulates vitamin D receptor (VDR) activity and is a mediator of 1,25(OH)2-D3 (vitamin D) action in prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: Athymic nude mice were xenografted with CWR22 cells and monitored weekly after testosterone pellet removal. Expression of LSD1 and VDR (IHC) were correlated with tumor growth using log-rank test...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783504/puberty-arises-with-testicular-alterations-and-defective-amh-expression-in-rams-prenatally-exposed-to-testosterone
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S E Recabarren, M Recabarren, D Sandoval, A Carrasco, V Padmanabhan, R Rey, H G Richter, C C Perez-Marin, T Sir-Petermann, P P Rojas-Garcia
The male gonadal tissue can be a sensitive target to the reprogramming effects of testosterone (T) during prenatal development. We have demonstrated that male lambs born to dams receiving T during pregnancy-a model system to the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-show a decreased number of germ cells early in life, and when adult, a reduced amount of sperm and ejaculate volume. These findings are a key to put attention to the male offspring of women bearing PCOS, as they are exposed to increased levels of androgen during pregnancy which can reprogram their reproductive outcome...
June 23, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755564/measurements-of-argon-39-at-the-u20az-underground-nuclear-explosion-site
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J I McIntyre, C E Aalseth, T R Alexander, H O Back, B J Bellgraph, T W Bowyer, V Chipman, M W Cooper, A R Day, S Drellack, M P Foxe, B G Fritz, J C Hayes, P Humble, M E Keillor, R R Kirkham, E J Krogstad, J D Lowrey, E K Mace, M F Mayer, B D Milbrath, A Misner, S M Morley, M E Panisko, K B Olsen, M D Ripplinger, A Seifert, R Suarez
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory reports on the detection of (39)Ar at the location of an underground nuclear explosion on the Nevada Nuclear Security Site. The presence of (39)Ar was not anticipated at the outset of the experimental campaign but results from this work demonstrated that it is present, along with (37)Ar and (85)Kr in the subsurface at the site of an underground nuclear explosion. Our analysis showed that by using state-of-the-art technology optimized for radioargon measurements, it was difficult to distinguish (39)Ar from the fission product (85)Kr...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745319/the-androgen-receptor-is-a-negative-regulator-of-eif4e-phosphorylation-at-s209-implications-for-the-use-of-mtor-inhibitors-in-advanced-prostate-cancer
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L S D'Abronzo, S Bose, M E Crapuchettes, R E Beggs, R L Vinall, C G Tepper, S Siddiqui, M Mudryj, F U Melgoza, B P Durbin-Johnson, R W deVere White, P M Ghosh
The antiandrogen bicalutamide is widely used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer (PCa) in many countries, but its effect on castration-resistant PCa (CRPC) is limited. We previously showed that resistance to bicalutamide results from activation of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR). Interestingly, clinical trials testing combinations of the mTOR inhibitor RAD001 with bicalutamide were effective in bicalutamide-naïve CRPC patients, but not in bicalutamide-pretreated ones. Here we investigate causes for their difference in response...
July 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741260/the-androgen-receptor-supports-tumor-progression-after-the-loss-of-ovarian-function-in-a-preclinical-model-of-obesity-and-breast-cancer
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Elizabeth A Wellberg, L Allyson Checkley, Erin D Giles, Stevi J Johnson, Robera Oljira, Reema Wahdan-Alaswad, Rebecca M Foright, Greg Dooley, Susan M Edgerton, Sonali Jindal, Ginger C Johnson, Jennifer K Richer, Peter Kabos, Ann D Thor, Pepper Schedin, Paul S MacLean, Steven M Anderson
The androgen receptor (AR) has context-dependent roles in breast cancer growth and progression. Overall, high tumor AR levels predict a favorable patient outcome, but several studies have established a tumor promotional role for AR, particularly in supporting the growth of estrogen receptor positive (ER-positive) breast cancers after endocrine therapy. Our previous studies have demonstrated that obesity promotes mammary tumor progression after ovariectomy (OVX) in a rat model of postmenopausal breast cancer...
July 24, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728236/-epidemiological-investigation-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-ningxia
#6
X L Shen, D Zhao, X H Yan, P Yang, N Y Feng, W L Wen, H Y Ha, Z C Yang, L L Di, H Q Guo, H T Liu, R X Ma
Objective: To investigate the epidemiological characteristics of allergic rhinitis (AR) in Ningxia and to analyze its related factors. Methods: From March to September of 2013, a multi-stage and cluster sampling method was used to investigate the diagnosis and treatment of AR in Ningxia Area (3 years and above). Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis (2009, Wuyishan) was used as the basis for the diagnosis of adult AR, while Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric allergic rhinitis (2010, Chongqing) was used as the basis for children...
July 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725987/gene-mutation-spectrum-and-genotype-phenotype-correlation-in-a-cohort-of-chinese-osteogenesis-imperfecta-patients-revealed-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing
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Y Liu, Asan, D Ma, F Lv, X Xu, J Wang, W Xia, Y Jiang, O Wang, X Xing, W Yu, J Wang, J Sun, L Song, Y Zhu, H Yang, J Wang, M Li
The achievement of more accurate diagnosis would greatly benefit the management of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). In this study, we present the largest OI sample in China as screened by next generation sequencing. In particular, we successfully identified 81 variants, which included 45 novel variants. We further did a genotype-phenotype analysis, which helps make a better understanding of OI. INTRODUCTION: This study aims to reveal the gene mutation spectrum and the genotype-phenotype relationship among Chinese OI patients by next generation sequencing (NGS)...
July 19, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722220/developing-new-targeting-strategy-for-androgen-receptor-variants-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#8
Bin Wang, U-Ging Lo, Kaijie Wu, Payal Kapur, Xiangyang Liu, Jun Huang, Wei Chen, Elizabeth Hernandez, John Santoyo, Shi-Hong Ma, Rey-Chen Pong, Dalin He, Yi-Qiang Cheng, Jer-Tsong Hsieh
The presence of androgen receptor variant 7 (AR-V7) variants becomes a significant hallmark of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) relapsed from hormonal therapy and is associated with poor survival of CRPC patients because of lacking a ligand-binding domain. Currently, it still lacks an effective agent to target AR-V7 or AR-Vs in general. Here, we showed that a novel class of agents (thailanstatins, TSTs and spliceostatin A analogs) can significantly suppress the expression of AR-V7 mRNA and protein but in a less extent on the full-length AR expression...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719817/aged-refuse-enhances-anaerobic-digestion-of-waste-activated-sludge
#9
Jianwei Zhao, Lin Gui, Qilin Wang, Yiwen Liu, Dongbo Wang, Bing-Jie Ni, Xiaoming Li, Rui Xu, Guangming Zeng, Qi Yang
In this work, a low-cost alternative approach (i.e., adding aged refuse (AR) into waste activated sludge) to significantly enhance anaerobic digestion of sludge was reported. Experimental results showed that with the addition dosage of AR increasing from 0 to 400 mg/g dry sludge soluble chemical oxygen demand (COD) increased from 1150 to 5240 mg/L at the digestion time of 5 d, while the maximal production of volatile fatty acids (VFA) increased from 82.6 to 183.9 mg COD/g volatile suspended solids. Although further increase of AR addition decreased the concentrations of both soluble COD and VFA, their contents in these systems with AR addition at any concentration investigated were still higher than those in the blank, which resulted in higher methane yields in these systems...
July 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719099/spontaneous-keto-enol-tautomerization-in-the-crystal-lattice-visualized-with-the-help-of-water-encapsulated-in-hydrophilic-reservoirs
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Marta K Dudek, Ewelina Wielgus, Piotr Paluch, Marek Potrzebowski
Keto-enol tautomerism in the solid phase is a process that is particularly difficult to follow. In this work we demonstrate how it can be done by introducing deuterium into the crystal lattice of organic compounds, which tend to form hydrates. In our studies we explored H-D exchange in the crystals stored in contact with deuterium oxide vapors. Employing barbituric acid (BA) and (+)-catechin (CAT) as model samples, by means of advanced solid-state NMR and mass spectrometry, we revealed that not only OH and NH protons of these chemicals undergo exchange to deuterium in a crystal lattice, but also usually immobile protons, i...
July 18, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717648/response-detection-of-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-to-clinically-utilised-and-novel-treatments-by-monitoring-phospholipid-metabolism
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Tim A D Smith, Su M Phyu, Kholoud S Alzyoud, Chih-Chung Tseng
Androgen receptor (AR) activation is the primary driving factor in prostate cancer which is initially responsive to castration but then becomes resistant (castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)). CRPC cells still retain the functioning AR which can be targeted by other therapies. A recent promising development is the use of inhibitors (Epi-1) of protein-protein interaction to inhibit AR-activated signalling. Translating novel therapies into the clinic requires sensitive early response indicators. Here potential response markers are explored...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714478/immobilization-of-single-argon-atoms-in-nano-cages-of-two-dimensional-zeolite-model-systems
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Jian-Qiang Zhong, Mengen Wang, Nusnin Akter, John D Kestell, Alejandro M Boscoboinik, Taejin Kim, Dario J Stacchiola, Deyu Lu, J Anibal Boscoboinik
The confinement of noble gases on nanostructured surfaces, in contrast to bulk materials, at non-cryogenic temperatures represents a formidable challenge. In this work, individual Ar atoms are trapped at 300 K in nano-cages consisting of (alumino)silicate hexagonal prisms forming a two-dimensional array on a planar surface. The trapping of Ar atoms is detected in situ using synchrotron-based ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The atoms remain in the cages upon heating to 400 K. The trapping and release of Ar is studied combining surface science methods and density functional theory calculations...
July 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706584/assessment-of-aortic-valve-disease-a-clinician-oriented-review
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REVIEW
Andrei D Mǎrgulescu
Aortic valve disease [aortic stenosis (AS) and aortic regurgitation (AR)] represents an important global health problem; when severe, aortic valve disease carries poor prognosis. For AS, aortic valve replacement, either surgical or interventional, may provide definite treatment in carefully selected patients. For AR, valve surgery (either replacement or - in selected cases - aortic valve repair) remains the gold standard of care. To properly identify those patients who are candidates for surgery, the clinician has to carefully assess the severity of valve disease with an understanding of the potential pitfalls involved in these assessments...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703870/a-bulky-m-terphenyl-cyclopentadienyl-ligand-and-its-alkali-metal-complexes-li-na-k-rb-and-cs
#14
Alex J Veinot, Angela D K Todd, Jason Masuda
The synthesis of the new m-terphenyl substituted cyclopentadienyl ligand precursor 1-cyclopentadiene-2,6-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)benzene (TerMesCpH) is described. Synthesis proceeds through the reaction of TerMesLi with cobaltocenium iodide, followed by oxidation of the intermediate cobalt(I) species to give the corresponding cyclopentadiene as a mixture of isomers. The preparation and spectroscopic properties of the alkali metal salts (Li-Cs) is described, as well as structural information obtained by X-ray diffraction studies for the lithium, potassium, and caesium analogues...
July 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692125/steroid-metabolism-gene-polymorphisms-and-their-implications-on-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-prognosis
#15
E V W Dos Santos, L N R Alves, I D Louro
A role for estrogen in the etiology of breast and ovarian cancers has been suggested; therefore, genetic polymorphisms in steroid metabolism genes could be involved in the carcinogenesis of these tumors. We have aimed to investigate the role of GSTP1 and CYP17 polymorphisms and their correlation with MSI (microsatellite instability) and LOH (loss of heterozygosity) in AR, ERβ and CYP19 genes in women from Espírito Santo State, Brazil. The study population consisted of 107 female breast and 24 ovarian tumors...
July 6, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692047/androgen-induces-g3bp2-and-sumo-mediated-p53-nuclear-export-in-prostate-cancer
#16
D Ashikari, K Takayama, T Tanaka, Y Suzuki, D Obinata, T Fujimura, T Urano, S Takahashi, S Inoue
The androgen receptor (AR) has a central role in prostate cancer progression, particularly treatment-resistance disease including castration-resistant prostate cancer. Loss of the p53 tumor suppressor, a nuclear transcription factor, is also known to contribute to prostate malignancy. Here we report that p53 is translocated to the cytoplasm by androgen-mediated induction of G3BP2, a newly described direct target gene of AR. G3BP2 induces both cell cycle progression and blocks apoptosis. Translocation of p53 is regulated by androgen-dependent sumoylation mediated by the G3BP2-interacting SUMO-E3 ligase, RanBP2...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688705/density-functional-theory-study-of-adsorption-geometries-and-electronic-structures-of-azo-dye-based-molecules-on-anatase-tio2-surface-for-dye-sensitized-solar-cell-applications
#17
Pongthep Prajongtat, Songwut Suramitr, Somkiat Nokbin, Koichi Nakajima, Koichiro Mitsuke, Supa Hannongbua
Structural and electronic properties of eight isolated azo dyes (ArNNAr', where Ar and Ar' denote the aryl groups containing benzene and naphthalene skeletons, respectively) were investigated by density functional theory (DFT) based on the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) and TD-B3LYP/6-311G(d,p) methods The effect of methanol solvent on the structural and electronic properties of the azo dyes was elucidated by employing a polarizable continuum model (PCM). Then, the azo dyes adsorbed onto the anatase TiO2 (101) slab surface through a carboxyl group...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687450/role-of-androgens-in-the-ovary
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REVIEW
K A Walters, D J Handelsman
It has been well established for decades that androgens, namely testosterone (T) plays an important role in female reproductive physiology as the precursor for oestradiol (E2). However, in the last decade a direct role for androgens, acting via the androgen receptor (AR), in female reproductive function has been confirmed. Deciphering the specific roles of androgens in ovarian function has been hindered as complete androgen resistant females cannot be generated by natural breeding. In addition, androgens can be converted into estrogens which has caused confusion when interpreting findings from pharmacological studies, as observed effects could have been mediated via the AR or estrogen receptor...
July 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682871/post-hoc-analyses-of-east-asian-patients-from-the-randomized-placebo-controlled-prevail-trial-of-enzalutamide-in-patients-with-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Choung Soo Kim, Young Deuk Choi, Sang Eun Lee, Hyun Moo Lee, Takeshi Ueda, Junji Yonese, Takashi Fukagai, Edmund Chiong, Weber Lau, Sarang Abhyankar, Ad Theeuwes, Bertrand Tombal, Tomasz M Beer, Go Kimura
BACKGROUND: Enzalutamide is an androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor that acts on different steps in the AR signaling pathway. In PREVAIL, an international, phase III, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, enzalutamide significantly reduced the risk of radiographic progression by 81% (hazard ratio [HR], 0.19; P < .0001) and reduced the risk of death by 29% (HR, 0.71; P < .0001) compared with placebo in chemotherapy-naïve men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680113/oxygen-consumption-of-gastrocnemius-medialis-muscle-during-submaximal-voluntary-isometric-contractions-with-and-without-preceding-stretch
#20
F K Paternoster, D Hahn, F Stöcker, A Schwirtz, W Seiberl
After an active muscle stretch, maintaining a certain amount of force in the following isometric phase is accompanied by less muscle activation compared to an isometric contraction without preceding active stretch at the corresponding muscle length. This reduced muscle activation might be related to reduced metabolic costs, such as the oxidative metabolism. Hence, the aim of this study was to clarify if mechanisms associated with stretch-induced activation reduction (AR) also influence oxygen consumption of voluntary activated human muscles after active stretch...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
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