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K Okuyucu, E Alagoz, S Ince, S Ozaydin, N Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is an aggressive and fatal extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) jailed in CNS at initial diagnosis. Its prognosis is poor and the disease has a fatal outcome when compared with systemic NHL. A few baseline risk stratification scoring systems have been suggested to estimate the prognosis mainly based on serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level, age, Karnofsky performance score (KPS), involvement of deep brain structures (DBS) and cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration...
July 18, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
Mustafa Kahraman, Thomas Laufer, Christina Backes, Hannah Schrörs, Tobias Fehlmann, Nicole Ludwig, Jochen Kohlhaas, Eckart Meese, Thomas Wehler, Robert Bals, Andreas Keller
BACKGROUND: Different work flows have been proposed to use miRNAs as blood-borne biomarkers. In particular, the method used for collecting blood from patients can considerably influence the diagnostic results. METHODS: We explored whether dried blood spots (DBSs) facilitate stable miRNA measurements and compared its technical stability with biological variability. First, we tested the stability of DBS samples by generating from 1 person 18 whole-genome-wide miRNA profiles of DBS samples that were exposed to different temperature and humidity conditions...
September 2017: Clinical Chemistry
Zinnia P Parra-Guillen, Peter B Berger, Manuel Haschke, Massimiliano Donzelli, Daria Winogradova, Bogumila Pfister, Martin Früh, Silke Gillessen, Stephan Krähenbühl, Charlotte Kloft, Markus Joerger
Erlotinib is metabolized by cytochrome p450 (CYP) 3A and CYP1A. This study assessed CYP3A4 (midazolam) and CYP1A2 (caffeine) phenotyping in plasma and dried blood spots (DBS) for predicting the pharmacokinetics and toxicity of erlotinib in 36 patients with advanced NSCLC. On day 1, erlotinib 150 mg OD was initiated, and the two oral probe drugs midazolam (2 mg) and caffeine (100 mg) were added on day 1. Plasma and DBS were collected for erlotinib, OSI-420 and probe drugs for up to 6 hr on day 1 and 2-weekly up to week 10...
April 26, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Jessica Lopez, M Shahid Mukhtar
A tremendous asset to the analysis of protein-protein interactions is the yeast-2-hybrid (Y2H) method. The Y2H assay is a heterologous system that is expanding network biology knowledge via in vivo investigations of binary protein-protein interactions. Traditionally, the Y2H protocol entails the mating or co-transformation of yeast in solid agar media followed by visual analysis for diploid selection. Having played a key role in identifying protein-protein interactions for nearly three decades in a wide range of biological systems, the Y2H system assays the interaction between two proteins of interest which results in a reconstituted and/or activation of transcription factor allowing a reporter gene to be transcribed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Lin Yuan, Caijuan Liang, Xinpeng Diao, Xiaoye Cheng, Man Liao, Lantong Zhang
Hydroxygenkwanin (HYGN) and genkwanin (GN) are major constituents of Genkwa Flos for the treatment of edema, ascites, cough, asthma and cancer. This is a report about the investigation of the metabolic fate of HYGN and GN in human liver microsomes and the recombinant UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) enzymes by using ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF-MS). An on-line data acquisition method multiple mass defect filter (MMDF) combined with dynamic background subtraction (DBS) was developed to trace all probable metabolites...
May 5, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
Jie Lee, Kai-Lung Hua, Shih-Ming Hsu, Jhen-Bin Lin, Chou-Hsien Lee, Kuo-Wei Lu, Kun-Yao Dai, Xu-Nian Huang, Jun-Zhao Huang, Meng-Hao Wu, Yu-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and diagonal branches (DBs) are blurred on computed tomography (CT). We aimed to define the LAD region (LADR) with adequate inclusion of the LAD and DBs and contouring consistency. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The LADR was defined using coronary CT angiograms. The inclusion ratio was used to assess the LAD and DBs inclusion by the LADR. Four radiation oncologists delineated the LAD and LADR, using contrast-enhanced CT of 15 patients undergoing left breast radiotherapy...
March 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Zelal Adiguzel, Seniz Ozalp-Yaman, Gokalp Celik, Safia Salem, Tugba Bagci-Onder, Filiz Senbabaoglu, Yüksel Cetin, Ceyda Acilan
Here, we describe the characteristics of a Pt-blue complex [Pt4 (2-atp)8 (H2 O)(OH)] (2-atp: 2-aminothiophenol) as a prodrug for its DNA-binding properties and its use in cancer therapy. The nature of the interaction between the Pt-blue complex and DNA was evaluated based on spectroscopic measurements, the electronic absorption spectra, thermal behavior, viscosity, fluorometric titration, and agarose gel electrophoresis. Our results suggested that the compound was able to partially intercalate DNA and appeared to induce both single- and double-stranded breaks (DBS) on DNA in vitro, but no DSBs in cells...
August 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
Inna I Antoneeva, Tatyana V Abakumova, Dinara R Dolgova, Tatyana P Gening, Sabina S Pirmamedova, Dinara F Myasnikova, Snezhanna O Gening
BACKGROUND: Polychemotherapy in ovarian cancer (OC) is the second major component of treatment. However, treatment with cytostatics is stopped in 25% of cases because of significant side effects. It is shown that concentration of certain cytokines and their balance is largely formed in accordance with a genetic polymorphism. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the cytokine status of blood serum of patients with ovarian cancer with different tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT)...
2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Zeng-Fu Shang, Qiang Wei, Lan Yu, Fang Huang, Bei-Bei Xiao, Hongtao Wang, Man Song, Li Wang, Jianguang Zhou, Jian Wang, Shanhu Li
Radiotherapy is promising and effective for treating prostate cancer but the addition of a tumor cell radiosensitizer would improve therapeutic outcomes. PC-1/PrLZ, a TPD52 protein family member is frequently upregulated in advanced prostate cancer cells and may be a biomarker of aggressive prostate cancer. Therefore, we investigated the potential role of PC-1/PrLZ for increasing radioresistance in human prostate cancer cell lines. Growth curves and survival assays after g-ray irradiation confirmed that depletion of endogenous PC-1/PrLZ significantly increased prostate cancer cell radiosensitivity...
September 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Zahra Ouaray, Karim M ElSawy, David P Lane, Jonathan W Essex, Chandra Verma
Most p53 mutations associated with cancer are located in its DNA binding domain (DBD). Many structures (X-ray and NMR) of this domain are available in the protein data bank (PDB) and a vast conformational heterogeneity characterizes the various free and complexed states. The major difference between the apo and the holo-complexed states appears to lie in the L1 loop. In particular, the conformations of this loop appear to depend intimately on the sequence of DNA to which it binds. This conclusion builds upon recent observations that implicate the tetramerization and the C-terminal domains (respectively TD and Cter) in DNA binding specificity...
October 2016: Proteins
Ting Huang, Yunfeng Cao, Jia Zeng, Jun Dong, Xiaoyu Sun, Jianxing Chen, Peng Gao
OBJECTIVE: Newborn screening (NBS) helps in the early detection of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). The most effective NBS strategy prevailing in clinics is tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) analysis using dried blood spot (DBS) samples. Taking lung cancer (LC) as an example, this study tried to explore if this technique could be of any assistance for the discovery of tumor metabolite markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six acylcarnitines and 23 amino acids, which are commonly used in IEM screening, were quantified using DBS samples from 222 LC patients, 118 benign lung disease (LD) patients, and 96 healthy volunteers (CONT)...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Ana P M Tavares, Nádia S Ferreira, Liliana A A N A Truta, M Goreti F Sales
This work reports a novel way of producing an inexpensive substrate support to assemble a sensing film, designed for the electrical transduction of an intended biomolecule. The support uses cellulose paper as substrate, made hydrophobic with solid wax and covered by a home-made conductive ink having graphite as core material. The hydrophobicity of the paper was confirmed by contact angle measurements and the conductive ink composition was optimized with regard to its adhesion, conductivity, and thermal stability...
2016: Scientific Reports
S C Roberts, S M Seav, T W McDade, S A Dominick, J R Gorman, B W Whitcomb, H I Su
STUDY QUESTION: Are female young cancer survivors (YCS) able to self-collect high-quality dried blood spots (DBSs) at home to provide biospecimens for studying ovarian reserve? SUMMARY ANSWER: YCS can self-collect high-quality DBS specimens in non-clinical settings, and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels can be assayed in such specimens. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Large-scale biosample collection is a barrier to studying ovarian reserve in YCS...
July 2016: Human Reproduction
Yoshinori Higuchi, Shinji Matsuda, Toru Serizawa
Functional radiosurgery has advanced steadily during the past half century since the development of the gamma knife technique for treating intractable cancer pain. Applications of radiosurgery for intracranial diseases have increased with a focus on understanding radiobiology. Currently, the use of gamma knife radiosurgery to ablate deep brain structures is not widespread because visualization of the functional targets remains difficult despite the increased availability of advanced neuroimaging technology...
January 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Yuxiang He, Ying Wang, Lin Shen, Yajie Zhao, Pengfei Cao, Mingjun Lei, Dengming Chen, Tubao Yang, Liangfang Shen, Shousong Cao
BACKGROUND: Brainstem dose limitations influence radiation dose reaching to tumor in the patients with locally-advanced nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the prognostic value of the distance between the primary tumor and brainstem (Dbs) in 358 patients with locally-advanced NPC after intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were used to identify the cut-off value to analyze the impact of Dbs on tumor dose coverage and prognosis...
February 17, 2016: BMC Cancer
Renata Režonja Kukec, Iztok Grabnar, Aleš Mrhar, Nanča Čebron Lipovec, Tanja Čufer, Tomaž Vovk
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic drug monitoring of etoposide is not part of the routine clinical practice, however, measuring etoposide plasma concentration may be useful to prevent chemotherapy related adverse drug reactions. This paper describes the development and validation of a dried blood spot (DBS) assay for the determination of etoposide in blood samples of lung cancer patients. METHODS: The whole blood spot was cut out of the DBS card followed by sonication assisted liquid drug extraction...
January 15, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Rupesh Kotecha, Camille A Berriochoa, Erin S Murphy, Andre G Machado, Samuel T Chao, John H Suh, Kevin L Stephans
Patients with implanted neuromodulation devices present potential challenges for radiation therapy treatment planning and delivery. Although guidelines exist regarding the irradiation of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, fewer data and less clinical experience exist regarding the effects of radiation therapy on less frequently used devices, such as deep brain stimulators. A 79-year-old woman with a history of coarse tremors effectively managed with deep brain stimulation presented with multiple intracranial metastases from a newly diagnosed lung cancer and was referred for whole-brain radiation therapy...
April 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Melvin Reichman, Amanda Schabdach, Meera Kumar, Tom Zielinski, Preston S Donover, Lisa D Laury-Kleintop, Robert G Lowery
Ras homologous (Rho) family GTPases act as molecular switches controlling cell growth, movement, and gene expression by cycling between inactive guanosine diphosphate (GDP)- and active guanosine triphosphate (GTP)-bound conformations. Guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) positively regulate Rho GTPases by accelerating GDP dissociation to allow formation of the active, GTP-bound complex. Rho proteins are directly involved in cancer pathways, especially cell migration and invasion, and inhibiting GEFs holds potential as a therapeutic strategy to diminish Rho-dependent oncogenesis...
December 2015: Journal of Biomolecular Screening
Amrit Kaur Sakhi, Nasser Ezzatkhah Bastani, Merete Ellingjord-Dale, Thomas Erik Gundersen, Rune Blomhoff, Giske Ursin
BACKGROUND: In large epidemiological studies it is often challenging to obtain biological samples. Self-sampling by study participants using dried blood spots (DBS) technique has been suggested to overcome this challenge. DBS is a type of biosampling where blood samples are obtained by a finger-prick lancet, blotted and dried on filter paper. However, the feasibility and efficacy of collecting DBS samples from study participants in large-scale epidemiological studies is not known. The aim of the present study was to test the feasibility and response rate of collecting self-sampled DBS and saliva samples in a population-based study of women above 50 years of age...
2015: BMC Cancer
Vinod Kumar, Rakesh Garg, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Nishkarsh Gupta, Sushma Bhatanagar, Seema Mishra, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara
Chronic phantom limb pain (PLP) is a type of neuropathic pain, which is located in the missing/amputated limb. Phantom pain is difficult to treat as the exact basis of pain mechanism is still unknown. Various methods of treatment for PLP have been described, including pharmacological (NSAIDs, opioids, antiepileptic, antidepressants) and non-pharmacological (TENS, sympathectomy, deep brain stimulation and motor cortex stimulation). Opioids are used for the treatment of neuropathic pain and dose of opioid is determined based on its effect and thus there is no defined ceiling dose for opioids...
January 2015: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
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