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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930757/high-expression-of-ccr7-predicts-lymph-node-metastasis-and-good-prognosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#1
Xuelu Li, Siwen Sun, Ning Li, Jiyue Gao, Jing Yu, Jinbo Zhao, Man Li, Zuowei Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous preclinical and clinical studies have reported a positive correlation between the expression of the C-C chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) and the incidence of lymph node metastasis in breast cancer. However, the prognostic relevance of CCR7 expression in breast cancer remains contradictory till now. The aim of this study is to assess the correlation of the CCR7 expression with other clinicopathological features and prognosis in breast cancer. METHODS: The CCR7 gene amplification and mRNA expression levels from approximately 3,000 patients were retrieved from human breast cancer databases and analyzed...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929961/-national-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-system-namrss-external-quality-assessment-studies-2011-2016
#2
Serap Süzük Yıldız, Hüsniye Şimşek, Nilay Çöplü, Zeynep Gülay
Establishment of sustainable and evidence-based surveillance systems are recommended for prevention of microbial resistance by the World Health Organization (WHO). As a necessity of these surveillance systems, participants are recommended to implement an external quality assessment (EQA) program. In this scope, National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (NARSS) has been established within the Public Health Institute of Turkey (PHIT) in our country since 2011. In the scope of this surveillance, NARSS EQA program has been implemented in a cycle per year and four isolates were sent to participants per cycle every year since 2011...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929600/stable-oxindolyl-based-chichibabin-s-hydrocarbon-and-m%C3%A3-ller-s-hydrocarbon-analogues
#3
Jishan Wu, Jian Wang, Xingdong Xu, Hoa Phan, Tun Seng Herng, Tullimilli Y Gopalakrishna, Guangwu Li, Jun Ding
Chichibabin's hydrocarbon and Müller's hydrocarbon are classical open-shell singlet diradicaloids but they are highly reactive. Herein we report the successful synthesis of their respective stable analogues, OxR-2 and OxR-3, based on the newly developed oxindolyl radical. X-ray crystallographic analysis on OxR-2 reveals a planar quinoidal backbone similar to Chichibabin's hydrocarbon, in accordance with its small diradical character (y0 = 11.1%) and large singlet-triplet gap (ΔES-T = -10.8 kcal/mol). Variable-temperature NMR studies on OxR-2 disclose a slow cis-/trans- isomerization process in solution through a diradical transition state, with a moderate energy barrier (ΔGǂ298K = 15~16 kcal/mol)...
September 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929593/efficacy-of-anthracycline-taxane-based-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-on-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-brca1-brca2-mutation-carriers
#4
Lucie Bignon, Jean-Pierre Fricker, Catherine Nogues, Emmanuelle Mouret-Fourme, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Olivier Caron, Alain Lortholary, Laurence Faivre, Christine Lasset, Veronique Mari, Paul Gesta, Laurence Gladieff, Akila Hamimi, Thierry Petit, Michel Velten
This study aims to estimate the pathologic complete response (pCR) rate after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and to compare disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) between pCR and non-pCR groups of patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and deleterious BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. We carried out a retrospective analysis of 53 patients including 46 BRCA1, 6 BRCA2, and 1 combined BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation. All patients had been diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) between 1997 and 2014...
September 19, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929039/platinum-based-chemotherapy-secures-effective-local-control-for-very-advanced-hereditary-triple-negative-breast-cancer-with-life-threatening-bleeding
#5
Arvids Irmejs, Peteris Loza, Elina Skuja, Janis Gardovskis
Here we report the case of a noncompliant 50-year-old female patient with high-grade, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and strong family cancer history. She only agreed to start treatment after being admitted to the hospital with advanced stage disease and severe anaemia resulting from bulky, ulcerated, and actively bleeding tumor. Therapy was promptly started with platinum-based chemotherapy, resulting in extremely rapid clinical remission and complete control of local symptoms. In conclusion, we hypothesise that even a single course of platinum-based chemotherapy could bring under control life-threatening complications in hereditary TNBC and, therefore, it should be administered without hesitation in emergency circumstances if the patient can tolerate one dose of the medication...
July 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928895/mir-340-inhibits-triple-negative-breast-cancer-progression-by-reversing-ezh2-mediated-mirnas-dysregulated-expressions
#6
Zhendong Shi, Yang Li, Xiaomin Qian, Yunhui Hu, Jingjing Liu, Sheng Zhang, Jin Zhang
The anti-tumor efficacy of miR-340 has been recently characterized in cancers. However, the underlying mechanisms of miR-340 inhibited cell growth and invasion in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) have not been well elucidated. In this study, we found that miR-340 expression was negatively correlated with EZH2 (Enhancer of zeste homolog 2) expression in TNBC tissues and cell lines. Subsequent luciferase reporter assay confirmed that EZH2 was a novel molecule target of miR-340. Upregulated miR-340 levels by mimics transfection significantly inhibited the MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-468 breast cancer cells proliferation, invasion and migration, and induced more cell apoptosis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928835/t-cadherin-is-associated-with-prognosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#7
De-Di Kong, Mei-Hong Wang, Jie Yang, Liang Li, Wei Wang, Shi-Bing Wang, Yan-Zhen Zhou
The purpose of the present study was to assess the prognostic impact of T-cadherin expression in patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). On the basis of the results of immunohistochemical analysis, 106 patients with operable TNBC were divided into two groups, the T-cadherin-positive group and T-cadherin-negative group. Fisher's exact and χ(2) tests were employed to analyze clinical data, which included the association between T-cadherin expression and clinicopathological features and prognosis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928663/comparison-of-the-bioactive-components-in-two-seeds-of-ziziphus-species-by-different-analytical-approaches-combined-with-chemometrics
#8
Sheng Guo, Jin-Ao Duan, Yiqun Li, Ruiqing Wang, Hui Yan, Dawei Qian, Yuping Tang, Shulan Su
The Ziziphus species are considered to be the medicine and food dual purposes plants. Among them, the seed of Ziziphus jujuba var. spinosa (ZS) has traditionally been used as an ethnomedicine in Asian countries for thousands years. Owing to the significant benefits for human health, the demand for ZS increased year by year, and the wild resources have become increasingly scarce, which resulted in a shortage of market supply for ZS and product adulteration by substituting ZS with the seeds of Z. mauritiana Lam...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928458/agonist-immunotherapy-restores-t-cell-function-following-mek-inhibition-improving-efficacy-in-breast-cancer
#9
Sathana Dushyanthen, Zhi Ling Teo, Franco Caramia, Peter Savas, Christopher P Mintoff, Balaji Virassamy, Melissa A Henderson, Stephen J Luen, Mariam Mansour, Michael H Kershaw, Joseph A Trapani, Paul J Neeson, Roberto Salgado, Grant A McArthur, Justin M Balko, Paul A Beavis, Phillip K Darcy, Sherene Loi
The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in triple-negative breast cancers is correlated with improved outcomes. Ras/MAPK pathway activation is associated with significantly lower levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in triple-negative breast cancers and while MEK inhibition can promote recruitment of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes to the tumor, here we show that MEK inhibition adversely affects early onset T-cell effector function. We show that α-4-1BB and α-OX-40 T-cell agonist antibodies can rescue the adverse effects of MEK inhibition on T cells in both mouse and human T cells, which results in augmented anti-tumor effects in vivo...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927692/prognostic-influence-of-tumor-stroma-on-breast-cancer-subtypes
#10
Sandra Cid, Noemi Eiro, Berta Fernández, Rosario Sánchez, Alejandro Andicoechea, Pablo Ignacio Fernández-Muñiz, Luis O González, Francisco J Vizoso
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the present work was to evaluate the impact of the phenotype of both intratumoral mononuclear inflammatory cells (MICs) and cancer-associated fibroblast (CAFs), assessed as to their expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) on prognosis in different breast cancer subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 247 tumors of patients with primary ductal invasive breast cancer were categorized into 1 of 4 major subtypes, using the 3 standard immunohistochemical markers (estrogen receptor [ER], progesterone receptor [PR], and human epidermal growth factor receptor/Neu 2 [HER2] receptor status)...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927599/design-and-fabrication-of-a-chitosan-hydrogel-with-gradient-structures-via-a-step-by-step-cross-linking-process
#11
Yongxiang Xu, Shenpo Yuan, Jianmin Han, Hong Lin, Xuehui Zhang
The development of scaffolds to mimic the gradient structure of natural tissue is an important consideration for effective tissue engineering. In the present study, a physical cross-linking chitosan hydrogel with gradient structures was fabricated via a step-by-step cross-linking process using sodium tripolyphosphate and sodium hydroxide as sequential cross-linkers. Chitosan hydrogels with different structures (single, double, and triple layers) were prepared by modifying the gelling process. The properties of the hydrogels were further adjusted by varying the gelling conditions, such as gelling time, pH, and composition of the crosslinking solution...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927594/synthesis-of-a-fluorescent-ethyl-cellulose-membrane-with-application-in-monitoring-1-naphthylacetic-acid-from-controlled-release-formula
#12
Long Pang, Zideng Gao, Haojie Feng, Shunyi Wang, Rongrong Ma, Bin Zhou, Shuwen Hu, Kemo Jin
A triple-functional (chemical release properties, physical release properties, and monitoring 1-naphthylacetic acid (NAA) release) ethyl cellulose (EC) membrane, modified with fluorescein 1-naphthylacetic acid ester (FNE) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), was prepared (designated as IECF membrane). Fourier transform infrared analysis was conducted to confirm the grafting of FNE to the EC backbone. The chemical and physical release properties of IECF membrane were investigated. The chemical release traits of NAA were related to the hydrolysis of FNE of IECF membrane which was influenced by the NAA concentration at pH 7...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927343/a-triple-stranded-g-quadruplex-formation-in-the-promoter-region-of-human-myosin-%C3%AE-myh7-gene
#13
Anju Singh, Shrikant Kukreti
Regulatory regions in human genome, enriched in guanine-rich DNA sequences have the propensity to fold into G-quadruplex structures. On exploring the genome for search of G-tracts, it was interesting to find that promoter of Human Myosin Gene (MYH7) contains a conserved 23-mer G-rich sequence (HM-23). Mutations in this gene are associated with familial cardiomyopathy. Enrichment of MYH7 gene in G-rich sequences could possibly play a critical role in its regulation. We used polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), UV-Thermal denaturation (UV-Tm) and Circular Dichroism (CD), to demonstrate the formation of a G-quadruplex by 23-mer G-rich sequence HM23 in promoter location of MYH7 gene...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926955/identification-of-novel-bisbenzimidazole-derivatives-as-anticancer-vacuolar-h%C3%A2-%C2%BA-atpase-inhibitors
#14
Renukadevi Patil, Arpita Kulshrestha, Anjali Tikoo, Sara Fleetwood, Gajendra Katara, Bala Kolli, William Seibel, Alice Gilman-Sachs, Shivaputra A Patil, Kenneth D Beaman
The vacuolar (H⁺)-ATPases (V-ATPases) are a family of ATP-driven proton pumps and they have been associated with cancer invasion, metastasis, and drug resistance. Despite the clear involvement of V-ATPases in cancer, the therapeutic use of V-ATPase-targeting small molecules has not reached human clinical trials to date. Thus, V-ATPases are emerging as important targets for the identification of potential novel therapeutic agents. We identified a bisbenzimidazole derivative (V) as an initial hit from a similarity search using four known V-ATPase inhibitors (I-IV)...
September 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926932/comparison-of-two-components-of-propolis-caffeic-acid-ca-and-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-cape-induce-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-of-breast-cancer-cells-mda-mb-231
#15
Agata Kabała-Dzik, Anna Rzepecka-Stojko, Robert Kubina, Żaneta Jastrzębska-Stojko, Rafał Stojko, Robert Dariusz Wojtyczka, Jerzy Stojko
Studies show that caffeic acid (CA) and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) are compounds with potent chemopreventive effects. Breast cancer is a common form of aggressive cancer among women worldwide. This study shows a comparison of CA and CAPE activity on triple-negative human caucasian breast adenocarcinoma line cells (MDA-MB-231). MDA-MB-231 cells were treated by CA and CAPE with doses of from 10 to 100 µM, for periods of 24 h and 48 h. Cytotoxicity MTT tests, apoptosis by Annexin V, and cell cycle with Dead Cell Assays were performed...
September 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926673/combinatorial-genome-and-protein-engineering-yields-monoclonal-antibodies-with-hypergalactosylation-from-cho-cells
#16
Cheng-Yu Chung, Qiong Wang, Shuang Yang, Sean A Ponce, Brian J Kirsch, Hui Zhang, Michael J Betenbaugh
One of the key quality attributes of monoclonal antibodies is the glycan pattern and distribution. Two terminal galactose residues typically represent a small fraction of the total glycans from antibodies. However, antibodies with defined glycosylation properties including enhanced galactosylation have been shown to exhibit altered properties for these important biomedical modalities. In this study, the disruption of two α-2,3 sialyltransferases (ST3GAL4 and ST3GAL6) from Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells was combined with protein engineering of the Fc region to generate an IgG containing 80% bigalactosylated and fucosylated (G2F) glycoforms...
July 7, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926409/effects-of-concurrent-exposure-to-antiretrovirals-and-cotrimoxazole-prophylaxis-among-hiv-exposed-uninfected-infants
#17
Alexander C Ewing, Caroline C King, Jeffrey B Wiener, Charles S Chasela, Michael G Hudgens, Debbie Kamwendo, Gerald Tegha, Mina C Hosseinipour, Denise J Jamieson, Charles Van der Horst, Athena P Kourtis
BACKGROUND: Given the potential of Cotrimoxazole preventive therapy (CPT) to prevent bacterial and malarial infections in HIV exposed, uninfected (HEU) infants, it is important to evaluate the effects of its concurrent use with ARV agents that have overlapping toxicity profiles. METHODS: We used data from the Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals and Nutrition-BAN study (2004-2010) to evaluate the association of CPT and ARV with hematologic measures (hemoglobin, neutrophil, and alanine aminotransferase levels) from 6 to 48 weeks of age in 2,006 HEU infants in Lilongwe, Malawi...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926255/infrared-spectroscopic-and-theoretical-studies-on-the-omf2-and-omf-m-cr-mo-w-molecules-in-solid-argon
#18
Rui Wei, Qingnuan Li, Yu Gong, Lester Andrews, Zongtang Fang, Kanchana Sahan Thanthiriwatte, Monica Vasiliu, David A Dixon
Group 6 metal oxide fluoride molecules in the form of OMF2 and OMF (M=Cr, Mo, W) have been prepared via the reactions of laser-ablated metal atoms and OF2 in excess argon. Product identifications were carried out by using infrared spectroscopy, 18OF2 sample and electronic structure calculations. Reactions of group 6 metal atoms and OF2 resulted in the formation of ternary OCrF2, OMoF2 and OWF2 molecules with C2v symmetry in which the tetravalent metal center is coordinated by one oxygen and two fluorine atoms...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926238/toward-chemical-accuracy-in-ab-initio-thermochemistry-and-spectroscopy-of-lanthanide-compounds-assessing-core-valence-correlation-second-order-spin-orbit-coupling-and-higher-order-effects-in-lanthanide-diatomics
#19
Victor G Solomonik, Alexander N Smirnov
The higher order (HO) correlation beyond the coupled-cluster single double (triple) CCSD(T) level of theory, second-order spin-orbit coupling (SOC), and core-valence (CV) correlation effects on bond length, re, vibrational frequency, ωe, and dissociation energy, De, are studied for a set of 17 lanthanide containing diatomics, including lanthanum, europium, ytterbium and lutetium oxides and halides. Convergence in the magnitudes of the SOC, CV, and HO corrections with respect to basis set size is examined using a sequence of double, triple, and quadruple-zeta basis sets, with the complete basis set (CBS) limit estimates provided in most cases...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926066/electrostatic-interactions-between-particles-through-heterogeneous-fluid-phases
#20
Dong Woo Kang, Mina Lee, Kyung Hak Kim, Ming Xia, Sang Hyuk Im, Bum Jun Park
We investigated the electrostatic interactions between particles acting through heterogeneous fluid phases. An oil lens system floating on the surface of water was used to trap particles at different fluid-fluid interfaces. The inner particles are located at the centrosymmetrically curved oil-water interface inside the oil lens while satellite particles are located at the curved air-water interface, separated by a particular distance from the triple phase boundary. The satellite particles are likely to be captured in an energy minimum state due to electrostatic repulsions by the inner particles balanced with the gravity-induced potential energy...
September 19, 2017: Soft Matter
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