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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087520/atheroprotective-vaccination-with-mhc-ii-restricted-apob-peptides-induces-peritoneal-il-10-producing-cd4-t-cells
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Takayuki Kimura, Kevin Tse, Sara McArdle, Teresa Gerhardt, Jacqueline Miller, Zbigniew Mikulski, John Sidney, Alessandro Sette, Dennis Wolf, Klaus Ley
Although immunization with MHC class II-restricted ApoB peptides has been shown to be atheroprotective, the mechanism is unclear. Here, we investigated CD4(+) T cell populations in immunized atherosclerotic mice. Peptides (16-mers) from mouse ApoB, the core protein of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), were screened for binding to I-A(b) by computer prediction and confirmed by radiolabeled peptide competition. Three new peptides, P101 (FGKQGFFPDSVNKALY, 5.5 nM IC50), P102 (TLYALSHAVNSYFDVD, 6.8 nM), and P103 (LYYKEDKTSLSASAAS, 95 nM) were tested in an atherosclerosis model (Apoe(-/-) mice on western diet)...
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079669/the-irish-helicobacter-pylori-working-group-consensus-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-h-pylori-infection-in-adult-patients-in-ireland
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Sinead Smith, Breida Boyle, Denise Brennan, Martin Buckley, Paul Crotty, Maeve Doyle, Richard Farrell, Mary Hussey, David Kevans, Peter Malfertheiner, Francis Megraud, Sean Nugent, Anthony O'Connor, Colm O'Morain, Shiobhan Weston, Deirdre McNamara
BACKGROUND: Irish eradication rates for Helicobacter pylori are decreasing and there is an increase in the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These trends call into question current management strategies. OBJECTIVE: To establish an Irish Helicobacter pylori Working Group (IHPWG) to assess, revise and tailor current available recommendations. METHODS: Experts in the areas of gastroenterology and microbiology were invited to join the IHPWG...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078167/a-novel-strategy-for-attenuating-opioid-withdrawal-in-neonates
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Giovanni C Santoro, Samarth Shukla, Krishna Patel, Jakub Kaczmarzyk, Stergiani Agorastos, Sandra Scherrer, Yoon Young Choi, Christina Veith, Joseph Carrion, Rebecca Silverman, Danielle Mullin, Mohamed Ahmed, Wynne K Schiffer, Jonathan D Brodie, Stephen L Dewey
The rate of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has drastically increased over the past decade. The average hospital expense per NAS patient has tripled, while the number of babies born to opioid-dependent mothers has increased to 5 in 1000 births. Current treatment options are limited to opioid replacement and tapering. Consequently, we examined the efficacy of prenatal, low-dose and short-term vigabatrin (γ-vinyl GABA, GVG) exposure for attenuating these symptoms as well as the metabolic changes observed in the brains of these animals upon reaching adolescence...
August 2016: Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077797/repression-of-fyn-related-kinase-in-breast-cancer-cells-is-associated-with-promoter-site-specific-cpg-methylation
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Edward T Bagu, Sayem Miah, Chenlu Dai, Travis Spriggs, Yetunde Ogunbolude, Erika Beaton, Michelle Sanders, Raghuveera K Goel, Keith Bonham, Kiven E Lukong
The triple-negative breast cancer subtype is highly aggressive and has no defined therapeutic target. Fyn-related kinase (FRK) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, reported to be downregulated in breast cancer and gliomas, where it is suggested to have tumor suppressor activity. We examined the expression profile of FRK in a panel of 40 breast cancer cells representing all the major subtypes, as well as in 4 non-malignant mammary epithelial cell lines. We found that FRK expression was significantly repressed in a proportion of basal B breast cancer cell lines...
January 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077676/a-ptk7-targeted-antibody-drug-conjugate-reduces-tumor-initiating-cells-and-induces-sustained-tumor-regressions
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Marc Damelin, Alexander Bankovich, Jeffrey Bernstein, Justin Lucas, Liang Chen, Samuel Williams, Albert Park, Jorge Aguilar, Elana Ernstoff, Manoj Charati, Russell Dushin, Monette Aujay, Christina Lee, Hanna Ramoth, Milly Milton, Johannes Hampl, Sasha Lazetic, Virginia Pulito, Edward Rosfjord, Yongliang Sun, Lindsay King, Frank Barletta, Alison Betts, Magali Guffroy, Hadi Falahatpisheh, Christopher J O'Donnell, Robert Stull, Marybeth Pysz, Paul Escarpe, David Liu, Orit Foord, Hans Peter Gerber, Puja Sapra, Scott J Dylla
Disease relapse after treatment is common in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), ovarian cancer (OVCA), and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Therapies that target tumor-initiating cells (TICs) should improve patient survival by eliminating the cells that can drive tumor recurrence and metastasis. We demonstrate that protein tyrosine kinase 7 (PTK7), a highly conserved but catalytically inactive receptor tyrosine kinase in the Wnt signaling pathway, is enriched on TICs in low-passage TNBC, OVCA, and NSCLC patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
January 11, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073978/effects-of-bt-corn-and-egg-density-on-western-corn-rootworm-coleoptera-chrysomelidae-adult-emergence-and-estimation-of-effective-bt-dose
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L A Campbell, P L Prasifka, N P Storer, D M Rule, W H Hendrix
Since 2003, rootworm-protected transgenic corn has been commercially deployed in the United States as a principal method of control of western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte. Durability of this technology depends partly on larval mortality ("dose") exerted by the traits, but density-dependent mortality can confound calculations of dose. Research reported here examined the effects of density-dependent mortality on adult emergence and estimates of trait dose. At sites in Illinois and Indiana, western corn rootworm eggs were infested at four densities on non-Bt corn and at a single density on corn hybrids with transgenic events MON 88017 (VT Triple PRO), DAS-59122-7 (Herculex Insect Protection), and MON 88017 × DAS-59122-7 (SmartStax corn)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073254/bottom-up-design-of-three-dimensional-carbon-honeycomb-with-superb-specific-strength-and-high-thermal-conductivity
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Zhenqian Pang, Xiaokun Gu, Yujie Wei, Ronggui Yang, Mildred S Dresselhaus
Low-dimensional carbon allotropes, from fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, to graphene, have been broadly explored due to their outstanding and special properties. However, there exist significant challenges in retaining such properties of basic building blocks when scaling them up to three-dimensional materials and structures for many technological applications. Here we show theoretically the atomistic structure of a stable three-dimensional carbon honeycomb (C-honeycomb) structure with superb mechanical and thermal properties...
January 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072835/storage-of-maize-in-purdue-improved-crop-storage-pics-bags
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Scott B Williams, Larry L Murdock, Dieudonne Baributsa
Interest in using hermetic technologies as a pest management solution for stored grain has risen in recent years. One hermetic approach, Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags, has proven successful in controlling the postharvest pests of cowpea. This success encouraged farmers to use of PICS bags for storing other crops including maize. To assess whether maize can be safely stored in PICS bags without loss of quality, we carried out laboratory studies of maize grain infested with Sitophilus zeamais (Motshulsky) and stored in PICS triple bags or in woven polypropylene bags...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071659/acg-clinical-guideline-treatment-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#9
William D Chey, Grigorios I Leontiadis, Colin W Howden, Steven F Moss
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is a common worldwide infection that is an important cause of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. H. pylori may also have a role in uninvestigated and functional dyspepsia, ulcer risk in patients taking low-dose aspirin or starting therapy with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, unexplained iron deficiency anemia, and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. While choosing a treatment regimen for H. pylori, patients should be asked about previous antibiotic exposure and this information should be incorporated into the decision-making process...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069869/determination-of-%C3%A2-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-thc-11-hydroxy-thc-11-nor-9-carboxy-thc-and-cannabidiol-in-human-plasma-using-gas-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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David M Andrenyak, David E Moody, Matthew H Slawson, Daniel S O'Leary, Margaret Haney
Two marijuana compounds of particular medical interest are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). A gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS-MS) method was developed to test for CBD, THC, hydroxy-THC (OH-THC) and carboxy-THC (COOH-THC) in human plasma. Calibrators (THC and OH-THC, 0.1 to 100; CBD, 0.25 to 100; COOH-THC, 0.5-500 ng/mL) and controls (0.3, 5 and 80 ng/mL, except COOH-THC at 1.5, 25 and 400 ng/mL) were prepared in blank matrix. Deuterated (d3) internal standards were added to 1-mL samples...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068316/scalable-whole-genome-single-cell-library-preparation-without-preamplification
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Hans Zahn, Adi Steif, Emma Laks, Peter Eirew, Michael VanInsberghe, Sohrab P Shah, Samuel Aparicio, Carl L Hansen
Single-cell genomics is critical for understanding cellular heterogeneity in cancer, but existing library preparation methods are expensive, require sample preamplification and introduce coverage bias. Here we describe direct library preparation (DLP), a robust, scalable, and high-fidelity method that uses nanoliter-volume transposition reactions for single-cell whole-genome library preparation without preamplification. We examined 782 cells from cell lines and triple-negative breast xenograft tumors. Low-depth sequencing, compared with existing methods, revealed greater coverage uniformity and more reliable detection of copy-number alterations...
January 9, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067435/mr-imaging-findings-in-molecular-subtypes-of-breast-cancer-according-to-birads-system
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Lidia Navarro Vilar, Salvador Pascual Alandete Germán, Rosana Medina García, Esther Blanc García, Natalia Camarasa Lillo, José Vilar Samper
To evaluate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, according to Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS), and to relate them with molecular subtypes of breast cancer. The MRI findings were reviewed retrospectively in 201 women diagnosed of invasive breast cancer confirmed by surgery and were compared with the molecular subtypes. Following the BI-RADS, MRI findings included disease type, size, enhancement, morphology and contrast kinetics. In mass-like lesion types were studied shape, margin and enhancement, and in nonmass-like lesion types, distribution modifiers and internal enhancement...
January 9, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063440/recovering-dynamic-correlation-in-spin-flip-configuration-interaction-through-a-difference-dedicated-approach
#13
Alan D Chien, Paul M Zimmerman
This article introduces the restricted-active-space n-spin flip configuration interaction models, RAS(S)-SF and RAS(S,2h,2p)-SF, which provide highly correlated, yet low cost approaches for treating polyradical systems. These levels of theory add electronic degrees of freedom beyond those of previous spin flip approaches in order to achieve accurate ground and excited state energetics. The effects of additional dynamic correlation were investigated by comparing these two techniques to the prior RAS(h,p)-SF method on a variety of test systems, including multiple electronic states of methylene, tetramethyleneethane, three binuclear transition metal complexes, and a tetracene dimer...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062933/single-cycle-induction-chemotherapy-for-resectable-advanced-hypopharyngeal-cancer
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Torahiko Nakashima, Ryuji Yasumatsu, Kaori Asai, Hideoki Uryu, Ryunosuke Kogo, Takashi Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: The role of induction chemotherapy (IC) in the treatment of resectable advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma has not been elucidated, and the most effective IC regimen for chemoselection is still unknown. At our institute we have not used the triple combination of docetaxel, cisplatin, fluorouracil (TPF) for chemoselection, but rather the double combination of docetaxel + cisplatin (TP). The aim of this study is to report the outcome of patients with advanced hypopharyngeal cancer treated by single cycle of IC with TP followed by chemoradiation (CRT) or surgery...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058579/prognostic-significance-of-s100a4-expression-and-subcellular-localization-in-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Eivind Valen Egeland, Kjetil Boye, Daehoon Park, Marit Synnestvedt, Torill Sauer, Bjørn Naume, Elin Borgen, Gunhild M Mælandsmo
PURPOSE: Prognostic factors are useful in order to identify early-stage breast cancer patients who might benefit from adjuvant treatment. The metastasis-promoting protein S100A4 has previously been associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer patients. The protein is expressed in diverse subcellular compartments, including the cytoplasm, extracellular space, and nucleus. Nuclear expression is an independent predictor of poor outcome in several cancer types, but the significance of subcellular expression has not yet been assessed in breast cancer...
January 5, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056401/toxicity-evaluation-of-magnetic-hyperthermia-induced-by-remote-actuation-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-3d-micrometastasic-tumor-tissue-analogs-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#16
Nathanael A Stocke, Pallavi Sethi, Amar Jyoti, Ryan Chan, Susanne M Arnold, J Zach Hilt, Meenakshi Upreti
Magnetic hyperthermia as a treatment modality is acquiring increased recognition for loco-regional therapy of primary and metastatic lung malignancies by pulmonary delivery of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP). The unique characteristic of magnetic nanoparticles to induce localized hyperthermia in the presence of an alternating magnetic field (AMF) allows for preferential killing of cells at the tumor site. In this study we demonstrate the effect of hyperthermia induced by low and high dose of MNP under the influence of an AMF using 3D tumor tissue analogs (TTA) representing the micrometastatic, perfusion independent stage of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) that infiltrates the lungs...
December 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054684/sandwich-and-half-sandwich-metal-complexes-derived-from-cross-conjugated-3-methylene-penta-1-4-diynes
#17
Kevin B Vincent, Josef B G Gluyas, Qiang Zeng, Dmitry S Yufit, Judith A K Howard, František Hartl, Paul J Low
The cross-conjugated ethynyl-vinylidene [Ph2C[double bond, length as m-dash]C(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CH){C(H)[double bond, length as m-dash]CRu(PPh3)2Cp}]PF6 ([4a]PF6), and [FcC(H)[double bond, length as m-dash]C(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CH){C(H)[double bond, length as m-dash]CRu(PPh3)2Cp}]PF6 ([4b]PF6), and ethynyl-alkynyl Ph2C[double bond, length as m-dash]C(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CH){C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CRu(PPh3)2Cp} (5a), and FcC(H)[double bond, length as m-dash]C(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CH){C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CRu(PPh3)2Cp} (5b) compounds (Cp = η(5)-cyclopentadienyl) have been prepared from reactions of the known 3-methylene-penta-1,4-diynes Ph2C[double bond, length as m-dash]C(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CH)2 (3a) and [FcCH[double bond, length as m-dash]C(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CH)2] (3b) with [RuCl(PPh3)2Cp]...
January 5, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054666/cyclooxygenase-2-regulates-tgf%C3%AE-induced-cancer-stemness-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Jun Tian, Mahmood Y Hachim, Ibrahim Y Hachim, Meiou Dai, Chieh Lo, Fatmah Al Raffa, Suhad Ali, Jean Jacques Lebrun
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive subtype of breast cancer, display poor prognosis and exhibit resistance to conventional therapies, partly due to an enrichment in breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs). Here, we investigated the role of the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), a downstream target of TGFβ, in regulating BCSCs in TNBC. Bioinformatics analysis revealed that COX-2 is highly expressed in TNBC and that its expression correlated with poor survival outcome in basal subtype of breast cancer. We also found TGFβ-mediated COX-2 expression to be Smad3-dependent and to be required for BCSC self-renewal and expansion in TNBCs...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051275/ratio-of-proliferation-markers-and-hsp90-gene-expression-as-a-predictor-of-pathological-complete-response-in-breast-cancer-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Michal Jarzab, Monika Kowal, Wieslaw Bal, Malgorzata Oczko-Wojciechowska, Justyna Rembak-Szynkiewicz, Malgorzata Kowalska, Ewa Stobiecka, Ewa Chmielik, Tomasz Tyszkiewicz, Malgorzata Kaszuba, Elzbieta Nowicka, Barbara Lange, Agnieszka Czarniecka, Jolanta Krajewska, Alicja Dyla, Miroslaw Dobrut, Dariusz Lange, Barbara Jarzab, Barbara Bobek-Billewicz, Rafal Tarnawski
INTRODUCTION: Prediction of response to preoperative breast cancer chemotherapy may offer a substantial optimization of medical management of this disease. The most efficient prediction would be done a priori, before the start of chemotherapy and based on the biological features of patient and tumor. Numerous markers have been proposed but none of them has been applied as a routine. The role of MKI67 and HSP90 expression has been recently suggested to predict treatment sensitivity in HER2-positive breast cancer...
January 4, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050375/androgen-receptor-expression-in-breast-carcinoma-of-egyptian-patients
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Rehab Monir Samaka, Sheren Fouad Younes
INTRODUCTION: Breast carcinoma (BC) is a heterogeneous disease, with distinctive molecular sub-types, influencing BC patients prognosis and therapeutic options. Androgen Receptor (AR) is a steroid nuclear receptor involved in complex signaling pathways, that are thought to play a role in cell proliferation. AR expression in relation to different molecular sub-types of BC is not clearly understood. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of AR in BC from Egyptian patients and correlate it with the standard clinico-pathologic variables, molecular sub-type of BC and the Overall Survival (OS)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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