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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916340/identification-of-potent-nonabsorbable-agonists-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-for-gi-specific-administration
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Steven M Sparks, Paul K Spearing, Caroline J Diaz, David J Cowan, Channa Jayawickreme, Grace Chen, Thomas J Rimele, Claudia Generaux, Lindsey T Harston, Shane G Roller
Modulation of gastrointestinal nutrient sensing pathways provides a promising a new approach for the treatment of metabolic diseases including diabetes and obesity. The calcium-sensing receptor has been identified as a key receptor involved in mineral and amino acid nutrient sensing and thus is an attractive target for modulation in the intestine. Herein we describe the optimization of gastrointestinally restricted calcium-sensing receptor agonists starting from a 3-aminopyrrolidine-containing template leading to the identification of GI-restricted agonist 19 (GSK3004774)...
September 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915854/medical-therapy-following-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-association-with-discharge-to-long-term-care-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-population
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Emily B Levitan, Melissa K Van Dyke, Ligong Chen, Raegan W Durant, Todd M Brown, J David Rhodes, Olusola Olubowale, Oluwole Muyiwa Adegbala, Meredith L Kilgore, Justin Blackburn, Karen C Albright, Monika M Safford
BACKGROUND: Less intensive treatment for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) may be appropriate for patients in long-term care settings because of limited life expectancy, frailty, comorbidities, and emphasis on quality of life. METHODS: We compared treatment patterns between REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study participants discharged to long-term care versus home following HFrEF hospitalizations. We examined medical records and Medicare pharmacy claims for 147 HFrEF hospitalizations among 80 participants to obtain information about discharge disposition and medication prescriptions and fills...
September 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915258/rapid-emergency-medicine-score-a-novel-prognostic-tool-for-predicting-the-outcomes-of-adult-patients-with-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-in-the-emergency-department
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Chen-June Seak, David Hung-Tsang Yen, Chip-Jin Ng, Yon-Cheong Wong, Kuang-Hung Hsu, Joanna Chen-Yeen Seak, Hsien-Yi Chen, Chen-Ken Seak
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the performance of Rapid Emergency Medicine Score (REMS), Rapid Acute Physiology Score (RAPS), and Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) in ascertaining the severity of illness and predicting the mortality of adult hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). This will assist emergency physicians (EPs) in risk stratification. METHODS: Data for 66 adult HPVG patients who visited the EDs of 2 research hospitals between October 1999 and April 2016 were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914939/multicore-fiber-bragg-grating-based-directional-curvature-sensor-interrogated-by-a-broadband-source-with-a-sinusoidal-spectrum
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Di Zheng, Javier Madrigal, Hailan Chen, David Barrera, Salvador Sales
A simple, spectral-drift-insensitive interrogation scheme for a multicore fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based directional curvature sensor is proposed. The basic principle is to transform the wavelength shift of FBGs into the reflected power variation, which is accomplished by utilizing a broadband source with a sinusoidal spectrum. The closed-form expression of the relationship between the reflected power of the FBG and the corresponding peak wavelength is derived for the first time, to the best of our knowledge; therefore, the peak wavelength of the FBG can be precisely interrogated by using a single photodiode...
September 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914401/2017-hrs-ehra-ecas-aphrs-solaece-expert-consensus-statement-on-catheter-and-surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-executive-summary
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Hugh Calkins, Gerhard Hindricks, Riccardo Cappato, Young-Hoon Kim, Eduardo B Saad, Luis Aguinaga, Joseph G Akar, Vinay Badhwar, Josep Brugada, John Camm, Peng-Sheng Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Mina K Chung, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Anne B Curtis, D Wyn Davies, John D Day, André d'Avila, N M S Natasja de Groot, Luigi Di Biase, Mattias Duytschaever, James R Edgerton, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Patrick T Ellinor, Sabine Ernst, Guilherme Fenelon, Edward P Gerstenfeld, David E Haines, Michel Haissaguerre, Robert H Helm, Elaine Hylek, Warren M Jackman, Jose Jalife, Jonathan M Kalman, Josef Kautzner, Hans Kottkamp, Karl Heinz Kuck, Koichiro Kumagai, Richard Lee, Thorsten Lewalter, Bruce D Lindsay, Laurent Macle, Moussa Mansour, Francis E Marchlinski, Gregory F Michaud, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Andrea Natale, Stanley Nattel, Ken Okumura, Douglas Packer, Evgeny Pokushalov, Matthew R Reynolds, Prashanthan Sanders, Mauricio Scanavacca, Richard Schilling, Claudio Tondo, Hsuan-Ming Tsao, Atul Verma, David J Wilber, Teiichi Yamane
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September 15, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913709/unprecedented-anticancer-activities-of-organorhenium-sulfonato-and-carboxylato-complexes-against-hormone-dependent-mcf-7-and-hormone-independent-triple-negative-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells
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Paul T Wilder, David J Weber, Angela Winstead, Sabreea Parnell, Tiara V Hinton, Monet Stevenson, Dipak Giri, Samira Azemati, Pola Olczak, Brent V Powell, Tijesunimi Odebode, Solomon Tadesse, Yongchao Zhang, Saroj K Pramanik, James M Wachira, Sujan Ghimire, Pumtiwitt McCarthy, Alexis Barfield, Hirendra N Banerjee, Chao Chen, James A Golen, Arnold L Rheingold, Jeanette A Krause, Douglas M Ho, Peter Y Zavalij, Roosevelt Shaw, Santosh K Mandal
Cisplatin and other metal-based drugs often display side effects and tumor resistance after prolonged use. Because rhenium-based anticancer complexes are often less toxic, a novel series of organorhenium complexes were synthesized of the types: XRe(CO)3Z (X = α-diimines and Z = p-toluenesulfonate, 1-naphthalenesulfonate, 2-naphthalenesulfonate, picolinate, nicotinate, aspirinate, naproxenate, flufenamate, ibuprofenate, mefenamate, tolfenamate, N-acetyl-tryptophanate), and their biological properties were examined...
September 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912369/customized-viral-immunotherapy-for-hpv-associated-cancer
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Matthew J Atherton, Kyle B Stephenson, Jonathan Pol, Fuan Wang, Charles Lefebvre, David F Stojdl, Jake K Nikota, Anna Dvorkin-Gheva, Andrew Nguyen, Lan Chen, Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki, Patrick J Villeneuve, Jean-Simon Diallo, Jim Dimitroulakos, Yonghong Wan, Brian D Lichty
The viral transforming proteins E6 and E7 make human papilloma virus positive (HPV+) malignancies an attractive target for cancer immunotherapy. However, therapeutic vaccination exerts limited efficacy in the setting of advanced disease. We designed a strategy to induce substantial specific immune responses against multiple epitopes of E6 and E7 proteins based on an attenuated transgene from HPV serotypes 16 and 18 that is incorporated into MG1-Maraba virotherapy (MG1-E6E7). Mutations introduced to the transgene abrogate the ability of E6 and E7 to perturb p53 and retinoblastoma, respectively, while maintaining the ability to invoke tumor-specific, multi-functional CD8+ T-cell responses...
September 14, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906249/kinetochore-inactivation-by-expression-of-a-repressive-mrna
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Jingxun Chen, Amy Tresenrider, Minghao Chia, David T McSwiggen, Gianpiero Spedale, Victoria Jorgensen, Hanna Liao, Folkert Jacobus van Werven, Elcin Unal
Differentiation programs such as meiosis depend on extensive gene regulation to mediate cellular morphogenesis. Meiosis requires transient removal of the outer kinetochore, the complex that connects microtubules to chromosomes. How the meiotic gene expression program temporally restricts kinetochore function is unknown. We discovered that in budding yeast, kinetochore inactivation occurs by reducing the abundance of a limiting subunit, Ndc80. Furthermore, we uncovered an integrated mechanism that acts at the transcriptional and translational level to repress NDC80 expression...
September 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903461/comparative-genomics-reveals-two-major-bouts-of-gene-retroposition-coinciding-with-crucial-periods-of-symbiodinium-evolution
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Bo Song, David Morse, Yue Song, Yuan Fu, Xin Lin, Wenliang Wang, Shifeng Cheng, Wenbin Chen, Xin Liu, Senjie Lin
Gene retroposition is an important mechanism of genome evolution but the role it plays in dinoflagellates, a critical player in marine ecosystems, is not known. Until recently, when the genomes of two coral-symbiotic dinoflagellate genomes, Symbiodinium kawagutii and S. minutum, were released, it has not been possible to systematically study these retrogenes. Here we examine the abundant retrogenes (∼23% of the total genes) in these species. The hallmark of retrogenes in the genome is the presence of DCCGTAGCCATTTTGGCTCAAG, a spliced leader (DinoSL) constitutively trans-spliced to the 5'-end of all nucleus-encoded mRNAs...
August 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902596/evaluation-of-a-rapid-molecular-drug-susceptibility-test-for-tuberculosis
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Yingda L Xie, Soumitesh Chakravorty, Derek T Armstrong, Sandra L Hall, Laura E Via, Taeksun Song, Xing Yuan, Xiaoying Mo, Hong Zhu, Peng Xu, Qian Gao, Myungsun Lee, Jongseok Lee, Laura E Smith, Ray Y Chen, Joon Sung Joh, YoungSoo Cho, Xin Liu, Xianglin Ruan, Lili Liang, Nila Dharan, Sang-Nae Cho, Clifton E Barry, Jerrold J Ellner, Susan E Dorman, David Alland
Background Fluoroquinolones and second-line injectable drugs are the backbone of treatment regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and resistance to these drugs defines extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. We assessed the accuracy of an automated, cartridge-based molecular assay for the detection, directly from sputum specimens, of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with resistance to fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides, and isoniazid. Methods We conducted a prospective diagnostic accuracy study to compare the investigational assay against phenotypic drug-susceptibility testing and DNA sequencing among adults in China and South Korea who had symptoms of tuberculosis...
September 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900195/genetic-interactions-with-age-sex-body-mass-index-and-hypertension-in-relation-to-atrial-fibrillation-the-afgen-consortium
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Lu-Chen Weng, Kathryn L Lunetta, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Albert Vernon Smith, Sébastien Thériault, Peter E Weeke, John Barnard, Joshua C Bis, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Marcus E Kleber, Andreas Martinsson, Henry J Lin, Michiel Rienstra, Stella Trompet, Bouwe P Krijthe, Marcus Dörr, Derek Klarin, Daniel I Chasman, Moritz F Sinner, Melanie Waldenberger, Lenore J Launer, Tamara B Harris, Elsayed Z Soliman, Alvaro Alonso, Guillaume Paré, Pedro L Teixeira, Joshua C Denny, M Benjamin Shoemaker, David R Van Wagoner, Jonathan D Smith, Bruce M Psaty, Nona Sotoodehnia, Kent D Taylor, Mika Kähönen, Kjell Nikus, Graciela E Delgado, Olle Melander, Gunnar Engström, Jie Yao, Xiuqing Guo, Ingrid E Christophersen, Patrick T Ellinor, Bastiaan Geelhoed, Niek Verweij, Peter Macfarlane, Ian Ford, Jan Heeringa, Oscar H Franco, André G Uitterlinden, Uwe Völker, Alexander Teumer, Lynda M Rose, Stefan Kääb, Vilmundur Gudnason, Dan E Arking, David Conen, Dan M Roden, Mina K Chung, Susan R Heckbert, Emelia J Benjamin, Terho Lehtimäki, Winfried März, J Gustav Smith, Jerome I Rotter, Pim van der Harst, J Wouter Jukema, Bruno H Stricker, Stephan B Felix, Christine M Albert, Steven A Lubitz
It is unclear whether genetic markers interact with risk factors to influence atrial fibrillation (AF) risk. We performed genome-wide interaction analyses between genetic variants and age, sex, hypertension, and body mass index in the AFGen Consortium. Study-specific results were combined using meta-analysis (88,383 individuals of European descent, including 7,292 with AF). Variants with nominal interaction associations in the discovery analysis were tested for association in four independent studies (131,441 individuals, including 5,722 with AF)...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899852/identification-of-extant-vertebrate-myxine-glutinosa-vwf-evolutionary-conservation-of-primary-hemostasis
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Marianne A Grant, David L Beeler, Katherine C Spokes, Junmei Chen, Harita Dharaneeswaran, Tracey E Sciuto, Ann M Dvorak, Gianluca Interlandi, José A Lopez, William C Aird
Hemostasis in vertebrates involves both a cellular and protein component. Previous studies in jawless vertebrates (cyclostomes) suggest that the protein response, which involves thrombin-catalyzed conversion of a soluble plasma protein, fibrinogen, into a polymeric fibrin clot, is conserved in all vertebrates. However, similar data are lacking for the cellular response, which in gnathostomes, is regulated by von Willebrand factor (VWF), a glycoprotein that mediates the adhesion of platelets to the subendothelial matrix of injured blood vessels...
September 12, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898448/neutral-glenoid-alignment-in-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-does-not-guarantee-decreased-risk-of-impingement
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Julien Berhouet, Lawrence Gulotta, Xiang Chen, David Dines, Russel Warren, Andreas Kontaxis
Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty (RSA) has gained popularity over the recent years, but impingement concerns are still present. Surgeons aim to correct pre-operative glenoid deformities to reduce impingement but it can be challenging without assistance like patient specific guides. However, it is unclear how accurate glenoid correction affects the impingement. The main objective of this study was to determine whether accurate glenoid correction to neutral version and tilt can reduce the risk of impingement. Two types of virtual surgeries were performed on 22 pre-operative arthritic shoulders: i)'Interactive', the glenoid baseplate could be placed with accuracy, and ii)'Blind', surgeons placed the RSA baseplate while they could only visualize the glenoid...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898252/impact-of-common-genetic-determinants-of-hemoglobin-a1c-on-type-2-diabetes-risk-and-diagnosis-in-ancestrally-diverse-populations-a-transethnic-genome-wide-meta-analysis
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Eleanor Wheeler, Aaron Leong, Ching-Ti Liu, Marie-France Hivert, Rona J Strawbridge, Clara Podmore, Man Li, Jie Yao, Xueling Sim, Jaeyoung Hong, Audrey Y Chu, Weihua Zhang, Xu Wang, Peng Chen, Nisa M Maruthur, Bianca C Porneala, Stephen J Sharp, Yucheng Jia, Edmond K Kabagambe, Li-Ching Chang, Wei-Min Chen, Cathy E Elks, Daniel S Evans, Qiao Fan, Franco Giulianini, Min Jin Go, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Yao Hu, Anne U Jackson, Stavroula Kanoni, Young Jin Kim, Marcus E Kleber, Claes Ladenvall, Cecile Lecoeur, Sing-Hui Lim, Yingchang Lu, Anubha Mahajan, Carola Marzi, Mike A Nalls, Pau Navarro, Ilja M Nolte, Lynda M Rose, Denis V Rybin, Serena Sanna, Yuan Shi, Daniel O Stram, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Shu Pei Tan, Peter J van der Most, Jana V Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Andrew Wong, Loic Yengo, Wanting Zhao, Anuj Goel, Maria Teresa Martinez Larrad, Dörte Radke, Perttu Salo, Toshiko Tanaka, Erik P A van Iperen, Goncalo Abecasis, Saima Afaq, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Alain G Bertoni, Amelie Bonnefond, Yvonne Böttcher, Erwin P Bottinger, Harry Campbell, Olga D Carlson, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Yoon Shin Cho, W Timothy Garvey, Christian Gieger, Mark O Goodarzi, Harald Grallert, Anders Hamsten, Catharina A Hartman, Christian Herder, Chao Agnes Hsiung, Jie Huang, Michiya Igase, Masato Isono, Tomohiro Katsuya, Chiea-Chuen Khor, Wieland Kiess, Katsuhiko Kohara, Peter Kovacs, Juyoung Lee, Wen-Jane Lee, Benjamin Lehne, Huaixing Li, Jianjun Liu, Stephane Lobbens, Jian'an Luan, Valeriya Lyssenko, Thomas Meitinger, Tetsuro Miki, Iva Miljkovic, Sanghoon Moon, Antonella Mulas, Gabriele Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Ramaiah Nagaraja, Matthias Nauck, James S Pankow, Ozren Polasek, Inga Prokopenko, Paula S Ramos, Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, Wolfgang Rathmann, Stephen S Rich, Neil R Robertson, Michael Roden, Ronan Roussel, Igor Rudan, Robert A Scott, William R Scott, Bengt Sennblad, David S Siscovick, Konstantin Strauch, Liang Sun, Morris Swertz, Salman M Tajuddin, Kent D Taylor, Yik-Ying Teo, Yih Chung Tham, Anke Tönjes, Nicholas J Wareham, Gonneke Willemsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Aroon D Hingorani, Josephine Egan, Luigi Ferrucci, G Kees Hovingh, Antti Jula, Mika Kivimaki, Meena Kumari, Inger Njølstad, Colin N A Palmer, Manuel Serrano Ríos, Michael Stumvoll, Hugh Watkins, Tin Aung, Matthias Blüher, Michael Boehnke, Dorret I Boomsma, Stefan R Bornstein, John C Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Yduan-Tsong Chen, Ching-Yu Cheng, Francesco Cucca, Eco J C de Geus, Panos Deloukas, Michele K Evans, Myriam Fornage, Yechiel Friedlander, Philippe Froguel, Leif Groop, Myron D Gross, Tamara B Harris, Caroline Hayward, Chew-Kiat Heng, Erik Ingelsson, Norihiro Kato, Bong-Jo Kim, Woon-Puay Koh, Jaspal S Kooner, Antje Körner, Diana Kuh, Johanna Kuusisto, Markku Laakso, Xu Lin, Yongmei Liu, Ruth J F Loos, Patrik K E Magnusson, Winfried März, Mark I McCarthy, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Ken K Ong, Nancy L Pedersen, Mark A Pereira, Annette Peters, Paul M Ridker, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Michele Sale, Danish Saleheen, Juha Saltevo, Peter Eh Schwarz, Wayne H H Sheu, Harold Snieder, Timothy D Spector, Yasuharu Tabara, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Rob M van Dam, James G Wilson, James F Wilson, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, Tien Yin Wong, Jer-Yuarn Wu, Jian-Min Yuan, Alan B Zonderman, Nicole Soranzo, Xiuqing Guo, David J Roberts, Jose C Florez, Robert Sladek, Josée Dupuis, Andrew P Morris, E-Shyong Tai, Elizabeth Selvin, Jerome I Rotter, Claudia Langenberg, Inês Barroso, James B Meigs
BACKGROUND: Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is used to diagnose type 2 diabetes (T2D) and assess glycemic control in patients with diabetes. Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified 18 HbA1c-associated genetic variants. These variants proved to be classifiable by their likely biological action as erythrocytic (also associated with erythrocyte traits) or glycemic (associated with other glucose-related traits). In this study, we tested the hypotheses that, in a very large scale GWAS, we would identify more genetic variants associated with HbA1c and that HbA1c variants implicated in erythrocytic biology would affect the diagnostic accuracy of HbA1c...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894019/iron-nicotianamine-transporters-are-required-for-proper-long-distance-iron-signaling
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Rakesh K Kumar, Heng-Hsuan Chu, Celina Abundis, Kenneth Vasques, David Chan-Rodriguez, Ju-Chen Chia, Rong Huang, Olena K Vatamaniuk, Elsbeth Lewis Walker
The mechanisms of root iron uptake and the transcriptional networks that control root level regulation of iron uptake have been well studied, but the mechanisms by which shoots signal iron status to the roots remain opaque. Here we characterize a double mutant, ysl1ysl3, which has lost the ability to properly regulate iron-deficiency-influenced gene expression in both roots and shoots. In spite of markedly low tissue levels of iron, the double mutant does not up- and down-regulate iron deficiency induced and repressed genes...
September 11, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893208/trial-design-and-rationale-for-apollo-a-phase-3-placebo-controlled-study-of-patisiran-in-patients-with-hereditary-attr-amyloidosis-with-polyneuropathy
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David Adams, Ole B Suhr, Peter J Dyck, William J Litchy, Raina G Leahy, Jihong Chen, Jared Gollob, Teresa Coelho
BACKGROUND: Patisiran is an investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic in development for the treatment of hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis, a progressive disease associated with significant disability, morbidity, and mortality. METHODS: Here we describe the rationale and design of the Phase 3 APOLLO study, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, global study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of patisiran in patients with hATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy...
September 11, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892258/sitagliptin-and-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-modulate-insulin-secretion-via-regulation-of-intra-islet-pyy
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Claudia Guida, Laura J McCulloch, Mahdieh Godazgar, Sam D Stephen, Charlotte Baker, Davide Basco, Jiawen Dong, Duan Chen, Anne Clark, Reshma D Ramracheya
AIMS: The gut hormone peptide tyrosine tyrosine (PYY) is critical for maintaining islet integrity and restoring islet function following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). The expression of PYY and its receptors (NPYRs) in islets has been documented but not fully characterized. Modulation of islet PYY by the proteolytic enzyme DPP-IV has not been investigated and the impact of DPP-IV inhibition on islet PYY function remains unexplored. Here we have addressed these gaps and their effects on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS)...
September 11, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892201/two-brm-promoter-polymorphisms-predict-poor-survival-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ivan Pasic, Kit Man Wong, Jonghun John Lee, Osvaldo Espin-Garcia, Yonathan Brhane, Dangxiao Cheng, Zhuo Chen, Devalben Patel, Catherine Brown, Roxana Bucur, David Reisman, Jennifer J Knox, Wei Xu, Rayjean J Hung, Geoffrey Guo, Sean P Cleary
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms in the promoter of the BRM gene, a critical subunit of the chromatin remodeling SWI/SNF complex, have previously been implicated in risk and prognosis in Caucasian-predominant lung, head and neck, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers, and in hepatocellular cancers in Asians. We investigated the role of these polymorphisms in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk and prognosis. METHODS: HCC cases were recruited in a comprehensive cancer centre while the matched controls were recruited from family practice units from the same catchment area...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891274/breast-cancer-risk-and-germline-genomic-profiling-of-women-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-who-developed-breast-cancer
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Xia Wang, Jamie K Teer, Renee N Tousignant, Albert M Levin, David Boulware, Dhananjay A Chitale, Brandon M Shaw, Zhihua Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jaishri O Blakeley, Maria T Acosta, Ludwine M Messiaen, Bruce R Korf, Michael A Tainsky
NF1 mutations predispose to neurofibromatosis type1 (NF1) and women with NF1 have a moderately elevated risk for breast cancer, especially under age 50. Germline genomic analysis may better define the risk so screening and prevention can be applied to the individuals who benefit the most. Survey conducted in several neurofibromatosis clinics in the United States has demonstrated a 17.2% lifetime risk of breast cancer in women affected with NF1. Cumulated risk to age 50 is estimated to be 9.27%. For genomic profiling, fourteen women with NF1 and a history of breast cancer were recruited and underwent whole exon sequencing (WES), targeted genomic DNA based and RNA based analysis of the NF1 gene...
September 10, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889952/ormdl3-upregulates-airway-smooth-muscle-proliferation-contraction-and-ca-2-oscillations-in-asthma
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Jun Chen, Marina Miller, Hirotoshi Unno, Peter Rosenthal, Michael Sanderson, David H Broide
BACKGROUND: Airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is a major feature of asthma attributed predominantly to an extrinsic immune/inflammatory response increasing airway smooth muscle (ASM) contractility. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether increased ASM expression of ORMDL3, a gene on chromosome 17q21 highly linked to asthma, induced increased ASM proliferation and contractility in vitro, as well as influenced airway contractility and calcium flux in ASM in precision cut lung slices from WT and hORMDL3(Zp3-Cre) mice (which express increased levels of human ORMDL3)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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