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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818916/a-pathology-atlas-of-the-human-cancer-transcriptome
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Mathias Uhlen, Cheng Zhang, Sunjae Lee, Evelina Sjöstedt, Linn Fagerberg, Gholamreza Bidkhori, Rui Benfeitas, Muhammad Arif, Zhengtao Liu, Fredrik Edfors, Kemal Sanli, Kalle von Feilitzen, Per Oksvold, Emma Lundberg, Sophia Hober, Peter Nilsson, Johanna Mattsson, Jochen M Schwenk, Hans Brunnström, Bengt Glimelius, Tobias Sjöblom, Per-Henrik Edqvist, Dijana Djureinovic, Patrick Micke, Cecilia Lindskog, Adil Mardinoglu, Fredrik Ponten
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, and there is great interest in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and progression of individual tumors. We used systems-level approaches to analyze the genome-wide transcriptome of the protein-coding genes of 17 major cancer types with respect to clinical outcome. A general pattern emerged: Shorter patient survival was associated with up-regulation of genes involved in cell growth and with down-regulation of genes involved in cellular differentiation...
August 18, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815542/long-noncoding-rnas-in-pluripotency-of-stem-cells-and-cell-fate-specification
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Debosree Pal, M R S Rao
Since the annotation of the mouse genome (FANTOM project) [Kawai J et al (2001) Functional annotation of a full-length mouse cDNA collection. Nature 409(6821):685-690] or the human genome [An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome. (2012) Nature 489(7414):57-74; Harrow J et al (2012) GENCODE: the reference human genome annotation for the ENCODE project. Genome Res 22(9):1760-1774], the roles of long noncoding RNAs in coordinating specific signaling pathways have been established in a wide variety of model systems...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815320/inhibitory-growth-evaluation-and-apoptosis-induction-in-mcf-7-cancer-cells-by-new-5-aryl-2-butylthio-1-3-4-oxadiazole-derivatives
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Rashmin Khanam, Kamal Ahmad, Iram I Hejazi, Ibrar A Siddique, Vikash Kumar, Abdul Roouf Bhat, Amir Azam, Fareeda Athar
BACKGROUND: Cancer has become one of the global health issues and it is the life-threatening disease characterized by unrestrained growth of cells. Despite various advances being adopted by chemotherapeutic management, the use of the current anticancer drugs such as Doxorubicin, Asparginase, Methotrexate, Vincristine remains limited due to high toxicity, side effects and developing drug resistance. Apoptosis is a crucial cellular process and improper regulation of apoptotic signaling pathways may lead to cancer formation...
August 16, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811221/is-the-hype-around-the-reproductive-health-claims-of-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp-justified
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Shruti Beharry, Michael Heinrich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Maca - Lepidium meyenii Walp has been cultivated and used by Andean people for over 1,300 to 2000 years in Peru as food and medicine. Starting in the late 1990's it has developed into an important herbal medicine in China and is now cultivated there widely, too. AIM OF STUDY: This study aims to provide an insight into the emergence of maca on the global market as an alternative remedy to treat reproductive health related problems in both men and women and to critically assess these health claims...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810965/the-benefits-and-risks-of-energy-drinks-in-young-adults-and-military-service-members
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Julianne Manchester, Inbal Eshel, Donald W Marion
INTRODUCTION: Energy drinks (EDs) have become an integral part of the young adult, athletic, and military culture. Many athletes are convinced that EDs enhance performance, and service members as well as college students frequently use EDs as stimulants to counter sleep deprivation, or to improve academic performance. However, concerns have been raised by some military leaders about potential adverse effects of EDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A needs assessment survey of a convenience sample of military health care providers was conducted and identified EDs as a top knowledge need for those providers working in the area of traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800101/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-neuronal-models-for-the-study-of-autophagy-pathways-in-human-neurodegenerative-disease
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Natalia Jiménez-Moreno, Petros Stathakos, Maeve A Caldwell, Jon D Lane
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are invaluable tools for research into the causes of diverse human diseases, and have enormous potential in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. Our ability to reprogramme patient cells to become hiPSCs, and to subsequently direct their differentiation towards those classes of neurons that are vulnerable to stress, is revealing how genetic mutations cause changes at the molecular level that drive the complex pathogeneses of human neurodegenerative diseases...
August 11, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797290/role-and-regulation-of-mkp-1-in-airway-inflammation
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Seyed M Moosavi, Pavan Prabhala, Alaina J Ammit
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphatase 1 (MKP-1) is a protein with anti-inflammatory properties and the archetypal member of the dual-specificity phosphatases (DUSPs) family that have emerged over the past decade as playing an instrumental role in the regulation of airway inflammation. Not only does MKP-1 serve a critical role as a negative feedback effector, controlling the extent and duration of pro-inflammatory MAPK signalling in airway cells, upregulation of this endogenous phosphatase has also emerged as being one of the key cellular mechanism responsible for the beneficial actions of clinically-used respiratory medicines, including β2-agonists, phosphodiesterase inhibitors and corticosteroids...
August 10, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780647/cardiovascular-responses-to-skeletal-muscle-stretching-stretching-the-truth-or-a-new-exercise-paradigm-for-cardiovascular-medicine
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Nicholas T Kruse, Barry W Scheuermann
Stretching is commonly prescribed with the intended purpose of increasing range of motion, enhancing muscular coordination, and preventing prolonged immobilization induced by aging or a sedentary lifestyle. Emerging evidence suggests that acute or long-term stretching exercise may modulate a variety of cardiovascular responses. Specifically, at the onset of stretch, the mechanical deformation of the vascular bed coupled with stimulation of group III muscle afferent fibers initiates a cascade of events resulting in both peripheral vasodilation and a heart rate-driven increase in cardiac output, blood pressure, and muscle blood flow...
August 5, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749065/concise-review-the-high-cost-of-high-tech-medicine-planning-ahead-for-market-access
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Dawn Driscoll, Stephanie Farnia, Panos Kefalas, Richard T Maziarz
Cellular therapies and other regenerative medicines are emerging as potentially transformative additions to modern medicine, but likely at a staggering financial cost. Public health care systems' budgets are already strained by growing and aging populations, and many private insurer's budgets are equally stretched. The current systems that most payers employ to manage their cash flow are not structured to absorb a sudden onslaught of very expensive prescriptions for a large portion of their covered population...
August 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745893/microbiota-host-transgenomic-metabolism-bioactive-molecules-from-the-inside
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Silvia Turroni, Patrizia Brigidi, Andrea Cavalli, Marco Candela
Molecular factors from the gut microbiota provide the host with the right metabolic, immunological, and neurological components to support health and well-being. However, certain circumstances can rupture the mutualistic pact with our intestinal counterpart, pushing the gut microbiome toward a dysbiotic layout, where microbiome-derived molecules may contribute to a disease state. We are now beginning to understand the microbiota-host co-regulated pathways underlying these processes, paving the way for a new era of rational piloting of the gut microbiome functions, through the design of a new generation of microbiome-targeting drugs...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737744/delivering-advanced-therapies-the-big-pharma-approach
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J Tarnowski, D Krishna, L Jespers, A Ketkar, R Haddock, J Imrie, S Kili
After two decades of focused development and some recent clinical successes, cell and gene therapy (CGT) is emerging as a promising approach to personalized medicines. Genetically engineered cells as a medical modality are poised to stand alongside or in combination with small molecule and biopharmaceutical approaches to bring new therapies to patients globally. Big pharma can play a vital role in industrializing CGT by focusing on diseases with high un-met medical need and compelling genetic evidence. Pharma should invest in manufacturing and supply chain solutions that deliver reproducible, high quality therapies at a commercially viable cost...
July 24, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737187/recent-advances-in-asymmetric-total-synthesis-of-prostaglandins
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REVIEW
Haihui Peng, Fen-Er Chen
Prostaglandins (PGs) are a series of hormone-like chemical messengers and play a critical role in regulating physiological activity. The diversified therapeutic activities and complex molecular architectures of PGs have attracted special attention, and huge progress has been made in asymmetric total synthesis and discovery of pharmaceutically useful drug candidates. In the last 10 years, several powerful syntheses have emerged as new solutions to the problem of building PGs and represent major breakthroughs in this area...
August 2, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723415/pharmacology-of-human-trace-amine-associated-receptors-therapeutic-opportunities-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Mark D Berry, Raul R Gainetdinov, Marius C Hoener, Mohammed Shahid
The discovery in 2001 of a G protein-coupled receptor family, subsequently termed trace amine-associated receptors (TAAR), triggered a resurgence of interest in so-called trace amines. Initial optimism quickly faded, however, as the TAAR family presented a series of challenges preventing the use of standard medicinal chemistry and pharmacology technologies. Consequently the development of basic tools for probing TAAR and translating findings from model systems to humans has been problematic. Despite these challenges the last 5years have seen considerable advances, in particular with respect to TAAR1, which appears to function as an endogenous rheostat, maintaining central neurotransmission within defined physiological limits, in part through receptor heterodimerization yielding biased signaling outputs...
July 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719458/acupuncture-for-chronic-pain-an-update-and-critical-overview
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Changshik Yin, Thomas E Buchheit, Jongbae J Park
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acupuncture is now recommended for several chronic pain conditions. Despite supportive evidence of its effectiveness, this ancient approach is often misunderstood, and may still be underused in mainstream practice. A critical review on its effectiveness and practice integration, and mechanisms of action is essential to the medical community that is continuing to seek nonopioid therapies for chronic pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Mounting evidence supports the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat chronic low back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain, as well as headaches...
July 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716793/the-realities-of-partnership-in-person-centred-care-a-qualitative-interview-study-with-patients-and-professionals
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Axel Wolf, Lucy Moore, Doris Lydahl, Öncel Naldemirci, Mark Elam, Nicky Britten
OBJECTIVE: Although conceptual definitions of person-centred care (PCC) vary, most models value the involvement of patients through patient-professional partnerships. While this may increase patients' sense of responsibility and control, research is needed to further understand how this partnership is created and perceived. This study aims to explore the realities of partnership as perceived by patients and health professionals in everyday PCC practice. DESIGN: Qualitative study employing a thematic analysis of semistructured interviews with professionals and patients...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705421/bcl-2-inhibitors-as-anti-cancer-therapeutics-the-impact-of-and-on-calcium-signaling
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REVIEW
Tamara Vervloessem, Martijn Kerkhofs, Rita M La Rovere, Flore Sneyers, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
Bcl-2-protein family members are essential regulators of apoptosis. Anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins ensure cell survival via different mechanisms, including via binding of pro-apoptotic Bcl-2-family members and the modulation of intracellular Ca(2+)-transport systems. Many cancer cells upregulate these proteins to overcome the consequences of ongoing oncogenic stress. Bcl-2 inhibition leading to cell death, therefore emerged as a novel cancer therapy. Different Bcl-2 inhibitors have already been developed including the hydrophobic cleft-targeting BH3 mimetics, which antagonize Bcl-2's ability to scaffold and neutralize pro-apoptotic Bcl-2-family members...
June 4, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696792/direct-to-consumer-genetic-testing-and-orphan-drug-development
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Matthew Mason, James Levenson, John Quillin
Since the introduction of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) in 1983, orphan drug approvals in the United States have jumped from <100 per decade to over 200 per year. This growth is widely attributed to the financial incentives the ODA gives to companies that develop these medicines, and it is likely to continue for a unique reason: partnerships between pharmaceutical firms and direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies. This emerging trend is the subject of this article, which begins by considering how rare-disease drugs are regulated and the rising interest in nonclinical genetic testing...
August 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694270/swimming-against-the-tide-primary-care-physicians-views-on-deprescribing-in-everyday-practice
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Katharine A Wallis, Abby Andrews, Michelle Henderson
PURPOSE: Avoidable hospitalizations due to adverse drug events and high-risk prescribing are common in older people. Primary care physicians prescribe most on-going medicines. Deprescribing has long been essential to best prescribing practice. We sought to explore the views of primary care physicians on the barriers and facilitators to deprescribing in everyday practice to inform the development of an intervention to support safer prescribing. METHODS: We used a snowball sampling technique to identify potential participants...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662445/direct-reprogramming-with-sox-factors-masters-of-cell-fate
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REVIEW
Lisa M Julian, Angela Ch McDonald, William L Stanford
Over the last decade significant advances have been made toward reprogramming the fate of somatic cells, typically by overexpression of cell lineage-determinant transcription factors. As key regulators of cell fate, the SOX family of transcription factors has emerged as potent drivers of direct somatic cell reprogramming into multiple lineages, in some cases as the sole overexpressed factor. The vast capacity of SOX factors, especially those of the SOXB1, E and F subclasses, to reprogram cell fate is enlightening our understanding of organismal development, cancer and disease, and offers tremendous potential for regenerative medicine and cell-based therapies...
June 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647567/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-regulates-sorafenib-resistance-via-modulation-of-er-stress-induced-differentiation
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Mark Kin Fai Ma, Eunice Yuen Ting Lau, Doris Hoi Wing Leung, Jessica Lo, Nicole Pui Yu Ho, Lily Kwan Wai Cheng, Stephanie Ma, Chi Ho Lin, John A Copland, Jin Ding, Regina Cheuk Lam Lo, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Terence Kin Wah Lee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We investigated the functional role and clinical significance of Stearoyl CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) mediated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in regulation of liver tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) and sorafenib resistance, aiming to develop a novel therapeutic strategy against hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) METHODS: We evaluated the clinic-pathological relevance of SCD1 and its correlation with sorafenib resistance in large cohorts of HCC clinical samples by qPCR and immunohistochemical analyses...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
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