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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785214/etiological-trends-and-patterns-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-respiratory-infections
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Salma M Al-Zain Ahmed, Sara S Abdelrahman, Doua M Saad, Isra S Osman, Modasir G Osman, Eltahir A G Khalil
Background: Respiratory infections are one of the commonest causes of morbidity and mortality related to infectious diseases worldwide. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance is a major global health problem which is well established in developing countries. Good clinical suspicion and correct laboratory identification of respiratory infection causing organisms followed by the appropriate management are needed to compact both community-acquired and nosocomial infection respiratory infections...
2018: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785122/aloperine-executes-antitumor-effects-through-the-induction-of-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-prostate-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Zhixin Ling, Han Guan, Zonghao You, Can Wang, Ling Hu, Lei Zhang, Yiduo Wang, Shuqiu Chen, Bin Xu, Ming Chen
Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most common malignant diseases among male patients. Although androgen deprivation therapy remains the main treatment for PCa, most patients would inevitably progress to castration-resistant PCa, which is the main cause of cancer-related deaths. Thus, novel antitumor agents are urgently needed. Recent studies demonstrated that aloperine (ALO) as a natural alkaloid showed antitumor effects in other cancer types. However, the biological function and underlying mechanisms of ALO in PCa have not been investigated...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784670/cancer-as-a-social-dysfunction-why-cancer-research-needs-new-thinking
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Kenneth J Pienta, Robert Axelrod
The incidence and mortality for many cancers continues to rise. As such, critical action is needed on many fronts to reshape how a society thinks, discusses, and fights cancer especially as the population grows and ages. Cancer can be described as a broken social contract which requires different conceptual frameworks such as game theory. To this end, it is our hope that this perspective will catalyze a discussion to rethink the way we approach, communicate, and fund cancer research - thinking of cancer as a broken social contract is only one example...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784357/a-sensitively-non-enzymatic-amperometric-sensor-and-its-application-in-living-cell-superoxide-anion-radical-detection
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Xinhe Liu, Miaomiao Ran, Guoan Liu, Xiuhui Liu, Zhonghua Xue, Xiaoquan Lu
Here, we report a nanocomposite composed of silver nanoparticles and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (AgNPs/MWNTs) utilized as an efficient electrode material for sensitive detection superoxide anion (O2 •- ). The procedure to synthesize AgNPs/MWNTs nanocomposites was green and facile. In the presence of functionalized multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were in situ generated by chemical reduction of silver nitrate with glucose as a reducing and stabilizing agent to give the desired AgNPs/MWNTs nanocomposites...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784354/a-comparative-study-of-sterically-and-electro-statically-stabilized-silver-nanoparticles-for-the-determination-of-muscle-relaxant-tizanidine-insights-of-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-and-electrocatalytic-activity
#5
Marwa R El-Zahry
A comparative study of two types of silver nanoparticles was investigated. The effect of the surface chemistry of the studied silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on their localized surface plasmon resonance was utilized for the quantitative determination of muscle relaxant tizanidine drug. The studied AgNPs are classified according to the type of stabilizing agent used in their synthesis into electrostatically and sterically stabilized AgNPs. The electrostatically-stabilized AgNPs (AA AgNPs) were prepared using ascorbic acid as both reducing and protective agents in alkaline medium...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784272/design-and-synthesis-of-new-antitumor-agents-with-the-1-7-epoxycyclononane-framework-study-of-their-anticancer-action-mechanism-by-a-model-compound
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Ángel M Montaña, Julia Lorenzo, Stefano Ponzano, Maria-Filomena Sanasi
This article describes the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of a new family of antitumor agents having the 1,7-epoxycyclononane framework. We have developed a versatile synthetic methodology that allows the preparation of a chemical library with structural diversity and in good yield. The synthetic methodology has been scaled up to the multigram level and can be developed in an enantioselective fashion. The study in vitro of a model compound, in front of the cancer cell lines HL-60 and MCF-7, showed a growth inhibitory effect better than that of cisplatin...
May 18, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783748/neuronal-dysfunction-associated-with-cholesterol-deregulation
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Annalisa Marcuzzi, Claudia Loganes, Erica Valencic, Elisa Piscianz, Lorenzo Monasta, Sabrine Bilel, Roberta Bortul, Claudio Celeghini, Marina Zweyer, Alberto Tommasini
Cholesterol metabolism is crucial for cells and, in particular, its biosynthesis in the central nervous system occurs in situ, and its deregulation involves morphological changes that cause functional variations and trigger programmed cell death. The pathogenesis of rare diseases, such as Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency or Smith⁻Lemli⁻Opitz Syndrome, arises due to enzymatic defects in the cholesterol metabolic pathways, resulting in a shortage of downstream products. The most severe clinical manifestations of these diseases appear as neurological defects...
May 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783676/the-expanding-therapeutic-utility-of-botulinum-neurotoxins
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REVIEW
Elena Fonfria, Jacquie Maignel, Stephane Lezmi, Vincent Martin, Andrew Splevins, Saif Shubber, Mikhail Kalinichev, Keith Foster, Philippe Picaut, Johannes Krupp
Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) is a major therapeutic agent that is licensed in neurological indications, such as dystonia and spasticity. The BoNT family, which is produced in nature by clostridial bacteria, comprises several pharmacologically distinct proteins with distinct properties. In this review, we present an overview of the current therapeutic landscape and explore the diversity of BoNT proteins as future therapeutics. In recent years, novel indications have emerged in the fields of pain, migraine, overactive bladder, osteoarthritis, and wound healing...
May 18, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783089/self-stabilized-silk-sericin-based-nanoparticles-in-vivo-biocompatibility-and-reduced-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity
#9
Doudou Hu, Ting Li, Zongpu Xu, Di Liu, Mingying Yang, Liangjun Zhu
A variety of colloid stabilizers and cryoprotectants confer improved nanoparticle (NP) colloidal stability and redisperability. However, the discounted tumor targetability, delivery efficacy and possible side effects limit the application in the vascular delivery of NPs. Here we present the water-soluble silk sericin (SS) not only as a material for the preparation of NPs, but also both a dispersion stabilizer and a cryoprotectant. In the absence of any stabilizers, SS-based NPs (SSC@NPs) could resist to the serum protein adsorption, preventing the formation of particle agglomerates...
May 18, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782974/molecular-therapy-using-sirna-recent-trends-and-advances-of-multi-target-inhibition-of-cancer-growth
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REVIEW
Shweta Jain, Kamla Pathak, Ankur Vaidya
RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, harnessed to produce a new class of drugs for treatment, has drawn attention and seen steady progress over the years. Molecular therapy using biological macromolecules small interfering RNA (siRNA) for gene silencing has received significant attention to target cancer-related genes. Basically, siRNA molecules bind to messenger RNAs (mRNA) by complementary base pairing, to induce degradation of the mRNA and/or block protein synthesis. Numerous genes and gene related proteins have been reported till date to target in siRNA based cancer therapy...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782686/promotion-and-inhibition-of-synchronous-glycolytic-oscillations-in-yeast-by-chitosan
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Kenichi Shibata, Takashi Amemiya, Yu Kawakita, Kohei Obase, Kiminori Itoh, Masahiro Takinoue, Satoshi Nakata, Tomohiko Yamaguchi
Synchronous rhythmic activities play crucial roles in diverse biological systems. Glycolytic oscillations in yeast cells have been studied for 50 years with the aim of elucidating the mechanisms underlying the intracellular oscillations and their synchronization. We investigated the effects of chemical disturbances on the individual and collective glycolytic oscillations in yeast cells encapsulated in alginate microparticles, and demonstrated that the addition of chitosan, an antimicrobial agent, decreased the duration of these oscillations...
May 21, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782188/an-evaluation-of-nivolumab-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Kevin Zarrabi, Shenhong Wu
The treatment paradigm for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) has undergone a revolution with the rapid market approval of multiple agents over a three-year period. The immunogenicity of RCC provided the biological rationale to assess the clinical efficacy of nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor. Nivolumab is approved for second-line treatment after failure of angiogenesis targeted therapy and in combination therapy with ipilimumab for previously untreated intermediate or poor-risk advanced renal cell carcinoma...
May 21, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781763/new-insights-into-the-nucleolar-localization-of-a-plant-rna-virus-encoded-protein-that-acts-in-both-rna-packaging-and-rna-silencing-suppression-involvement-of-importins-alpha-and-relevance-for-viral-infection
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Miryam Pérez-Cañamás, Carmen Hernández
Despite replication of plus strand RNA viruses takes place in the cytoplasm of host cells, different proteins encoded by these infectious agents have been shown to localize in the nucleus, with high accumulation at the nucleolus. In most cases, the molecular determinants and/or biological significance of such subcellular localization remain elusive. Recently, we reported that protein p37 encoded by Pelargonium line pattern virus (family Tombusviridae) acts in both RNA packaging and RNA silencing suppression...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781709/bidirectional-interactions-between-dietary-curcumin-and-gut-microbiota
#14
Liang Shen, Hong-Fang Ji
Curcumin is a polyphenolic compound with a long history of use as an herbal remedy, dietary spice and food-coloring agent. Despite curcumin possesses a wide range of biological and pharmacological activities, it exhibits extremely poor bioavailability, which makes its pharmacology intriguing and also hinders its clinical application. In recent years, there is ample evidence supporting the associations between the alteration of gut microbiota and many diseases. Interestingly, after oral administration, curcumin shows its preferential distribution and accumulation in the intestine...
May 21, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781458/chemoprevention-an-overview-of-pharmacologic-agents-and-nursing-considerations
#15
Jean E Boucher
Cancer chemoprevention involves the use of synthetic and biologic agents as targeted therapies for disease prevention, reduction, or suppression. Mechanisms of blocking or suppressing cancer-related pathways include processes of carcinogenesis, chronic inflammatory responses, DNA modulation, and signal transduction. This column provides an update on pharmacologic agents and nursing considerations for chemoprevention.
June 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781317/combination-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-her2-positive-breast-cancer-current-and-future-prospects
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Mariana Brandão, Noam F Pondé, Francesca Poggio, Nuria Kotecki, Mauren Salis, Matteo Lambertini, Evandro de Azambuja
HER2-positive disease is an aggressive subtype of breast cancer that has been revolutionized by anti-HER2 directed therapies. Multiple drugs have been developed and are currently in clinical use, including trastuzumab, lapatinib, pertuzumab, T-DM1 and neratinib, alone or combined in "dual HER2-blockade" regimens. Areas covered: A comprehensive literature review was performed regarding the current state and the future of combination regimens containing anti-HER2 agents, focusing on their efficacy, toxicity and cost-effectiveness...
May 21, 2018: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780561/triple-action-pt-iv-derivatives-of-cisplatin-a-new-class-of-potent-anticancer-agents-that-overcome-resistance
#17
Emanuele Petruzzella, Roman Sirota, Irene Solazzo, Valentina Gandin, Dan Gibson
A series of triple action Pt(iv) prodrugs was designed to test the hypothesis that multi-action compounds, where each bioactive moiety intervenes in several cellular processes, might be more effective than a single agent at killing cancer cells. In particular, "triple action" Pt(iv) derivatives of cisplatin, where the axial ligands are inhibitors of cyclooxygenase (COXi), histone deacetylase (HDACi) or pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDKi) were developed. All compounds, ctc-[Pt(NH3 )2 (COXi)(PDKi)Cl2 ], ctc-[Pt(NH3 )2 (COXi)(HDACi)Cl2 ] and ctc-[Pt(NH3 )2 (HDACi)(PDKi)Cl2 ], where COXi = aspirin or ibuprofen, PDKi = dichloroacetate and HDACi = valproate or phenylbutyrate, were significantly more cytotoxic than cisplatin against all cell lines of an in-house panel of human cancer cells...
May 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780366/biological-control-of-mango-dieback-disease-caused-by-lasiodiplodia-theobromae-using-streptomycete-and-non-streptomycete-actinobacteria-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#18
Fatima H Kamil, Esam E Saeed, Khaled A El-Tarabily, Synan F AbuQamar
Dieback caused by the fungus Lasiodiplodia theobromae is an important disease on mango plantations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In this study, 53 actinobacterial isolates were obtained from mango rhizosphere soil in the UAE, of which 35 (66%) were classified as streptomycetes (SA) and 18 (34%) as non-streptomycetes (NSA). Among these isolates, 19 (12 SA and 7 NSA) showed antagonistic activities against L. theobromae associated with either the production of diffusible antifungal metabolites, extracellular cell-wall-degrading enzymes (CWDEs), or both...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780365/editorial-the-search-for-biological-active-agent-s-from-actinobacteria
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EDITORIAL
Learn-Han Lee, Kok-Gan Chan, Jem Stach, Elizabeth M H Wellington, Bey-Hing Goh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780239/patient-reported-outcomes-in-european-spondyloarthritis-patients-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#20
REVIEW
Juan Carlos Torre-Alonso, Rubén Queiro, Marta Comellas, Luís Lizán, Carles Blanch
Objective: This review aims to summarize the current literature on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in spondyloarthritis (SpA). Patients and methods: We performed a systematic literature review to identify studies (original articles and narrative and systematic reviews) regarding PROs (health-related quality of life [HRQoL], satisfaction, preferences, adherence/compliance, and persistence) in SpA patients published in the European Union through December 2016. International databases (Medline/PubMed, Cochrane Library, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus) were searched using keywords in English...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
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