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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446719/androgen-receptor-expression-identifies-patient-with-favorable-outcome-in-operable-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#1
Xiao-Qing Hu, Wei-Li Chen, Hai-Guang Ma, Ke Jiang
In this study we sought to investigate the prevalence and prognostic value of androgen receptor (AR) status in operable triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients. We collected the clinical data of 360 patients with TNBC, and found a positivity AR expression of 31.4% with a cut-off value of 10%. Tumors expressing the negative CK5/6 (P=0.013) and low Ki-67 (P=0.007) are more likely to have positive AR. In multivariate survival analysis, AR expression is correlated with increased DFS (HR=0.467, 95%CI 0.271-0...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446533/prognostic-evaluation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-genotype-and-phenotype-parameters-in-triple-negative-breast-cancers
#2
Sofia Levva, Vassiliki Kotoula, Ioannis Kostopoulos, Kyriaki Manousou, Christos Papadimitriou, Kyriaki Papadopoulou, Sotiris Lakis, Kyriakos Koukoulias, Vasilios Karavasilis, George Pentheroudakis, Eufemia Balassi, Flora Zagouri, Ioannis G Kaklamanos, Dimitrios Pectasides, Evangelia Razis, Gerasimos Aravantinos, Pavlos Papakostas, Dimitrios Bafaloukos, Grigorios Rallis, Helen Gogas, George Fountzilas
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) aberrations have been implicated in the pathogenesis of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) but their impact on prognosis and, therefore, druggability, remain controversial. Herein, we studied EGFR aberrations at different molecular levels and assessed their prognostic impact in patients with operable TNBC treated with adjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated the prognostic impact of EGFR gene status by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), EGFR coding mutations by Sanger and next-generation sequencing, relative EGFR messenger RNA (mRNA) levels by qPCR (upper quartile) and EGFR and p53 protein expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC), in 352 centrally-assessed tumors from an equal number of TNBC patients...
May 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441624/various-soil-amendments-and-environmental-wastes-affect-the-im-mobilization-and-phytoavailability-of-potentially-toxic-elements-in-a-sewage-effluent-irrigated-sandy-soil
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Sabry M Shaheen, Mohamed S Shams, Mohamed R Khalifa, Mohamed A El-Dali, Jörg Rinklebe
Contamination of long-term sewage effluent irrigated soils by potentially toxic elements (PTEs) is a serious concern due to its high environmental and health risk. Our scientific hypothesis is that soil amendments can cause contradictory effects on the element mobilization and phytoavailability depending on the type of element and amendment. Therefore, we aimed to assess the impact of the application (1%) of several low cost amendments and environmental wastes on the (im)mobilization, availability, and uptake of Al, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, and Zn by sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in a long term sewage effluent irrigated sandy soils collected from Egypt...
April 22, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440514/silibinin-downregulates-mmp2-expression-via-jak2-stat3-pathway-and-inhibits-the-migration-and-invasive-potential-in-mda-mb-231-cells
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Hyo Joo Byun, Pramod Darvin, Dong Young Kang, Nipin Sp, Youn Hee Joung, Jong Hwan Park, Sun Jin Kim, Young Mok Yang
Worldwide, breast cancer (BCa) is the most common cancer in women. Among its subtypes, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form associated with diminished survival. TNBCs are characterized by their absence, or minimal expression, of the estrogen and progesterone receptors, as well as the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (i.e. ER-/-, PR-/-, Her2-/Low). Consequently, treatment for this subtype of BCa remains problematic. Silibinin, a derivative of the flavonoid silymarin, is reported to have anticancer activities against hepatic and non-small cell lung cancers...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440460/triple-negative-breast-cancer-new-therapeutic-options-via-signalling-transduction-cascades
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Ulrich Andergassen, Alexandra C Kölbl, Jan-Niclas Mumm, Sven Mahner, Udo Jeschke
Triple-negative breast cancer is a highly aggressive type of mammalian carcinoma. It is defined by a rather weak expression of estrogen-, progesterone- and Her2-receptor, and is thus difficult to treat, resulting in low disease-free and overall survival rates of the affected patients. Hence it is important to find new therapeutic options. To this aim we analysed the incidence of some molecules from different signal transduction cascades by immunohistochemistry, which are known to correlate with triple-negative breast cancer, and correlated the expression of these molecules to different tumour traits, such as size, grading, menopausal stage, histology, lymph node affection, remote metastasis formation, and to the incidence of local and lymph node recurrence and metastasis by statistical analysis...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440099/antibiotic-susceptibility-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-iceland
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Anna Ingibjorg Gunnarsdottir, Hallgrimur Gudjonsson, Hjordis Hardardottir, Karen Drofn Jonsdottir, Einar Stefan Bjornsson
BACKGROUND: Increasing resistance of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) to antibiotics calls for constant re-evaluation of multidrug regimens that have been used to eradicate the infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the current antibiotic susceptibility of H. pylori in an Icelandic cohort. METHODS: Patients referred for gastroscopy were recruited prospectively. Those found to have a positive rapid urease test were included in the study. Susceptibility testing was conducted by the Epsilometer test (E-test) method for ampicillin, clarithromycin, levofloxacin, metronidazole and tetracycline...
April 25, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439838/mirna-quantitation-with-microelectrode-sensors-enabled-by-enzymeless-electrochemical-signal-amplification
#7
Tanyu Wang, Gangli Wang, Didier Merlin, Emilie Viennois
Quantification of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) is of great interest because of their potentials as disease biomarkers. Currently, quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and microarray are considered mainstream techniques for miRNA identification and quantitation. However, these techniques are challenged by the low levels and wide dynamic range (from aM to nM) of miRNAs in a physiological sample, as well as the difficulty in the implementation in point-of-care settings. Here, we describe a one-step label-free electrochemical sensing technique by assembling a triple-stem DNA-redox probe structure on a gold microelectrode and introducing a reductant, tris(2-carboxyethyl) phosphine hydrochloride (TCEP) in the detection buffer solution to achieve ultrasensitive miRNAs detection with a detection limit of 0...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437618/state-of-the-art-calculations-of-sublimation-enthalpies-for-selected-molecular-crystals-and-their-computational-uncertainty
#8
Ctirad Červinka, Michal Fulem
A computational methodology for calculation of sublimation enthalpies of molecular crystals from first principles is developed and validated by comparison to critically evaluated literature experimental data. Temperature dependent sublimation enthalpies for a set of selected 22 molecular crystals in their low-temperature phases are calculated. The computational methodology consists in several building blocks based on high level electronic structure methods of quantum chemistry and statistical thermodynamics...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436857/real-time-triple-modal-photoacoustic-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-fusion-imaging-of-humans
#9
Sara Park, Jongseong Jang, Jeesu Kim, Young Soo Kim, Chulhong Kim
Imaging that fuses multiple modes has become a useful tool for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. As a next step, real-time fusion imaging has attracted interest as for a tool to guide surgery. One widespread fusion imaging technique in surgery combines real-time ultrasound (US) imaging and preacquired magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. However, US imaging visualizes only structural information with relatively low contrast. Here, we present a photoacoustic (PA), US, and MR fusion imaging system which integrates a clinical PA and US imaging system with an optical tracking-based navigation subsystem...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436508/purification-characterization-and-bioactivities-of-polysaccharides-from-pleurotus-ferulae
#10
Jinyu Li, Pengfei Yuan, Xinhui Wang, Adila Aipire, Minjing Li, Jie Yang, Hong Tao, Tianlei Ying, Changshuang Fu, Xianxian Wei, Fuchun Zhang, Jinyao Li
Pleurotus ferulae is an edible mushroom and has been used in Uygur medicine for a long time. In this study, we purified polysaccharides from P. ferulae (PFPS) and investigated its structural characteristics. We obtained a homogeneous PFPS with a molecular weight of around 1600 kDa and prominent characteristic polysaccharide groups, which mainly contained glucose (97%), followed by mannose and galactose (3%). Both (1)H and (13)C NMR spectra indicated that PFPS contained both α- and β-anomeric configurations...
April 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429296/diurnal-changes-in-transcript-and-metabolite-levels-during-the-iron-deficiency-response-of-rice
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Jamie Selby-Pham, Adrian Lutz, Laura T Moreno-Moyano, Berin A Boughton, Ute Roessner, Alexander A T Johnson
BACKGROUND: Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is highly susceptible to iron (Fe) deficiency due to low secretion levels of the mugineic acid (MA) family phytosiderophore (PS) 2'-deoxymugineic acid (DMA) into the rhizosphere. The low levels of DMA secreted by rice have proved challenging to measure and, therefore, the pattern of DMA secretion under Fe deficiency has been less extensively studied relative to other graminaceous monocot species that secrete high levels of PS, such as barley (Hordeum vulgare L...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428285/characterisation-of-gata3-expression-in-invasive-breast-cancer-differences-in-histological-subtypes-and-immunohistochemically-defined-molecular-subtypes
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Tang Shaoxian, Yu Baohua, Xu Xiaoli, Cheng Yufan, Tu Xiaoyu, Lu Hongfen, Bi Rui, Sun Xiangjie, Shui Ruohong, Yang Wentao
AIMS: GATA-binding protein 3 (GATA3) is a sensitive and relatively specific marker in breast and urothelial carcinomas. Its diagnostic utility in primary and metastatic breast cancers has been explored and confirmed. However, the relationship between GATA3 expression and different breast carcinoma intrinsic subtypes has not been specifically defined in the literature despite a few reports with a small number of cases. The aim of the current investigation is to clarify GATA3 expression among different histological subtypes and surrogate molecular breast carcinoma subtypes in a large series of cases...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427781/smoking-increases-the-likelihood-of-helicobacter-pylori-treatment-failure
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David Itskoviz, Doron Boltin, Haim Leibovitzh, Tsachi Tsadok Perets, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon Cohen, Yaron Niv, Zohar Levi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data regarding the impact of smoking on the success of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication are conflicting, partially due to the fact that sociodemographic status is associated with both smoking and H. pylori treatment success. We aimed to assess the effect of smoking on H. pylori eradication rates after controlling for sociodemographic confounders. METHODS: Included were subjects aged 15 years or older, with a first time positive C(13)-urea breath test (C(13)-UBT) between 2007 to 2014, who underwent a second C(13)-UBT after receiving clarithromycin-based triple therapy...
March 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427639/synergistic-degradation-of-antibiotic-norfloxacin-in-a-novel-heterogeneous-sonochemical-fe-0-tetraphosphate-fenton-like-system
#14
Tao Zhou, Xiaoli Zou, Xiaohui Wu, Juan Mao, Jia Wang
In this study, synergistic degradation of antibiotic norfloxacin (NOR) was obtained in a novel sonochemical ultrasound/zero-valent iron/tetraphosphate system (US/ZVI/TPP). Compared to three common organic ligands (EDTA, EDDS, and DTPA), TPP could perform more excellently in activation of O2 to produce reactive oxidative species (ROS) and lead to efficient Fenton-like oxidative degradation of NOR in the sonochemical in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) system. An optimized initial condition was obtained as 10mg/L NOR, 0...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423769/linked-data-applications-through-ontology-based-data-access-in-clinical-research
#15
Ann-Kristin Kock-Schoppenhauer, Christian Kamann, Hannes Ulrich, Petra Duhm-Harbeck, Josef Ingenerf
Clinical care and research data are widely dispersed in isolated systems based on heterogeneous data models. Biomedicine predominantly makes use of connected datasets based on the Semantic Web paradigm. Initiatives like Bio2RDF created Resource Description Framework (RDF) versions of Omics resources, enabling sophisticated Linked Data applications. In contrast, electronic healthcare records (EHR) data are generated and processed in diverse clinical subsystems within hospital information systems (HIS). Usually, each of them utilizes a relational database system with a different proprietary schema...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423171/identification-of-patients-with-documented-pathologic-complete-response-in-the-breast-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-omission-of-axillary-surgery
#16
Audree B Tadros, Wei T Yang, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Gaiane M Rauch, Benjamin D Smith, Vicente Valero, Dalliah M Black, Anthony Lucci, Abigail S Caudle, Sarah M DeSnyder, Mediget Teshome, Carlos H Barcenas, Makesha Miggins, Beatriz E Adrada, Tanya Moseley, Rosa F Hwang, Kelly K Hunt, Henry M Kuerer
Importance: A pathologic complete response (pCR; no invasive or in situ cancer) occurs in 40% to 50% of patients with HER2-positive (HER2+) and triple-negative (TN) breast cancer. The need for surgery if percutaneous biopsy of the breast after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) indicates pCR in the breast (hereinafter referred to as breast pCR) has been questioned, and appropriate management of the axilla in such patients is unknown. Objective: To identify patients among exceptional responders to NCT with a low risk for axillary metastases when breast pCR is documented who may be eligible for an omission of surgery clinical trial design...
April 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421600/lay-led-and-peer-support-interventions-for-adolescents-with-asthma
#17
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Kayleigh M Kew, Robin Carr, Iain Crossingham
BACKGROUND: Adolescents with asthma are at high risk of poor adherence with treatment. This may be compounded by activities that worsen asthma, in particular smoking. Additional support above and beyond routine care has the potential to encourage good self-management. We wanted to find out whether sessions led by their peers or by lay leaders help to reduce these risks and improve asthma outcomes among adolescents. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of lay-led and peer support interventions for adolescents with asthma...
April 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418993/solid-papillary-breast-carcinomas-resembling-the-tall-cell-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-neoplasms-a-unique-invasive-tumor-with-indolent-behavior
#18
Maria P Foschini, Sofia Asioli, Susan Foreid, Gabor Cserni, Ian O Ellis, Vincenzo Eusebi, Juan Rosai
Thirteen cases of invasive solid papillary breast carcinomas resembling the tall cell variant of papillary thyroid neoplasms (BPTC) are reported here. Some cases had long-term follow-up. BPTC is a special type of primary breast neoplasm showing a triple-negative profile but low aggressive potential. Knowledge on BPTC is still scanty; therefore, the aim of the present paper was to report on the features of an additional 13 cases. All the patients were female individuals, and the mean age at presentation was 62...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418843/cd24-expression-and-differential-resistance-to-chemotherapy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#19
Xinyu Deng, Sophia Apple, Hong Zhao, Jeongyoon Song, Minna Lee, William Luo, Xiancheng Wu, Debra Chung, Richard J Pietras, Helena R Chang
Breast cancer (BC) is a leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Adjuvant systemic chemotherapies are effective in reducing risks of recurrence and have contributed to reduced BC mortality. Although targeted adjuvant treatments determined by biomarkers for endocrine and HER2-directed therapies are largely successful, predicting clinical benefit from chemotherapy is more challenging. Drug resistance is a major reason for treatment failures. Efforts are ongoing to find biomarkers to select patients most likely to benefit from chemotherapy...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417505/300-enhancement-of-carrier-mobility-in-uniaxial-oriented-perovskite-films-formed-by-topotactic-oriented-attachment
#20
Dong Hoe Kim, Jaehong Park, Zhen Li, Mengjin Yang, Ji-Sang Park, Ik Jae Park, Jin Young Kim, Joseph J Berry, Garry Rumbles, Kai Zhu
Organic-inorganic perovskites with intriguing optical and electrical properties have attracted significant research interests due to their excellent performance in optoelectronic devices. Recent efforts on preparing uniform and large-grain polycrystalline perovskite films have led to enhanced carrier lifetime up to several microseconds. However, the mobility and trap densities of polycrystalline perovskite films are still significantly behind their single-crystal counterparts. Here, a facile topotactic-oriented attachment (TOA) process to grow highly oriented perovskite films, featuring strong uniaxial-crystallographic texture, micrometer-grain morphology, high crystallinity, low trap density (≈4 × 10(14) cm(-3) ), and unprecedented 9 GHz charge-carrier mobility (71 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) ), is demonstrated...
April 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
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