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R-D Hofheinz, S Lorenzen, J Trojan, J Ocvirk, T J Ettrich, S-E Al-Batran, H Schulz, N Homann, H-P Feustel, M Schatz, M Kripp, N Schulte, M Tetyusheva, S Heeger, S Vlassak, K Merx
Background: Acne-like skin rash is a frequently occurring adverse event associated with drugs against the epidermal growth factor receptor. This randomized vehicle-controlled study investigated the addition of vitamin K1 cream to doxycycline in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with cetuximab. Patients and methods: Patients receiving first-line cetuximab + FOLFIRI were randomly assigned to prophylactic treatment with doxycylin and vitamin K1 cream or doxycycline and the vehicle...
April 1, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Maya Tickell-Painter, Nicola Maayan, Rachel Saunders, Cheryl Pace, David Sinclair
BACKGROUND: Mefloquine is one of four antimalarial agents commonly recommended for preventing malaria in travellers to malaria-endemic areas. Despite its high efficacy, there is controversy about its psychological side effects. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the efficacy and safety of mefloquine used as prophylaxis for malaria in travellers. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group Specialized Register; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), published on the Cochrane Library; MEDLINE; Embase (OVID); TOXLINE (https://toxnet...
October 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Monu Yadav, Milind Parle, Nidhi Sharma, Sameer Dhingra, Neha Raina, Deepak Kumar Jindal
To develop statistically optimized brain targeted Tween 80 coated chitosan nanoparticulate formulation for oral delivery of doxycycline hydrochloride for the treatment of psychosis and to evaluate its protective effect on ketamine induced behavioral, biochemical, neurochemical and histological alterations in mice. 32 full factorial design was used to optimize the nanoparticulate formulation to minimize particle size and maximize entrapment efficiency, while independent variables chosen were concentration of chitosan and Tween 80...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
Joyita Sarkar, Jyoti Kumari, Jane M Tonello, Masamichi Kamihira, Ashok Kumar
While hepatic cell lines are mainly used for in vitro drug induced toxicity studies, they exhibit limited functionalities. To overcome this, the authors have employed genetically engineered mouse hepatoma cells, Hepa/8F5, wherein expression of liver enriched transcription factors is induced by doxycycline leading to increased functionality. Further enhancement in functionality is achieved by spheroid culture in a previously developed 3D cell culture platform. Cells are seeded in presence of temperature-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide--co-gelatin) cryogel scaffold based high throughput platform...
August 22, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
D R Bach, A Tzovara, J Vunder
Learning to predict threat is a fundamental ability of many biological organisms, and a laboratory model for anxiety disorders. Interfering with such memories in humans would be of high clinical relevance. On the basis of studies in cell cultures and slice preparations, it is hypothesised that synaptic remodelling required for threat learning involves the extracellular enzyme matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) 9. However, in vivo evidence for this proposal is lacking. Here we investigate human Pavlovian fear conditioning under the blood-brain barrier crossing MMP inhibitor doxycyline in a pre-registered, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
April 4, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
Lilia Gutiérrez, Juan Zermeño, Yazmín Alcalá, Héctor Sumano
Bioavailability of a new, long-acting (LA) pharmaceutical preparation for administering doxycycline as in-feed medication to broiler chickens was compared to the standard in-feed administration of doxycycline. A commercial poultry house harboring Ross-308 broiler chickens, weighing 450 g, was divided into 7 sections as follows: doxy-FOLA group (n = 6,000 chickens divided into 3 replicates) medicated with 10% doxycyline, long-acting pellets at a dose of 400 g of doxycycline HCl/ton of food, resulting in a calculated dose of 48 mg/kg for 5 d; doxy-ref group (n = 6,000, divided into 3 replicates) medicated as for doxy-FOLA, but using a 20% commercial preparation of doxycycline...
August 1, 2017: Poultry Science
Ashley M Hopkins, Jessica Wojciechowski, Ahmad Y Abuhelwa, Stuart Mudge, Richard N Upton, David J R Foster
The literature presently lacks a population pharmacokinetic analysis of doxycycline. This study aimed to develop a population pharmacokinetic model of doxycycline plasma concentrations that could be used to assess the power of bioequivalence between Doryx delayed-release tablets and Doryx MPC. Doxycycline pharmacokinetic data were available from eight phase 1 clinical trials following single/multiple doses of conventional-release doxycycline capsules, Doryx delayed-release tablets, and Doryx MPC under fed and fasted conditions...
March 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Eva Sapi, Priyanka A S Theophilus, Truc V Pham, Divya Burugu, David F Luecke
Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, is capable of forming biofilm in vivo and in vitro, a structure well known for its resistance to antimicrobial agents. For the formation of biofilm, signaling processes are required to communicate with the surrounding environment such as it was shown for the RpoN-RpoS alternative sigma factor and for the LuxS quorum-sensing pathways. Therefore, in this study, the wild-type B. burgdorferi and different mutant strains lacking RpoN, RpoS, and LuxS genes were studied for their growth characteristic and development of biofilm structures and markers as well as for their antibiotic sensitivity...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
Ujjwal Rastogi, Nidhi Kumars
Lyme disease is a multisystem disorder affecting dermatologic, cardiac, nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Cardiac manifestations occur in about 5% of Lyme infections and stem from the involvement of the cardiac conduction system, resulting in varying degrees of sino-atrioventricular block. Occasionally, Lyme infection may also present with myopericarditis. Unlike isolated conduction node disease, myocardial involvement presents a great diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma for the physician. We report the case of a 68 year-old male cardiologist who presented with new onset exertional dyspnea and palpitations...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Le Zhang, Liang Xu, Fengchun Zhang, Erina Vlashi
Experimental evidence suggest that breast tumors originate from breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs), and that mitochondrial biogenesis is essential for the anchorage-independent clonal expansion and survival of CSCs, thus rendering mitochondria a significant target for novel treatment approaches. One of the recognized side effects of the FDA-approved drug, doxycycline is the inhibition of mitochondrial biogenesis. Here we investigate the mechanism by which doxycycline exerts its inhibitory effects on the properties of breast cancer cells and BCSCs, such as mammosphere forming efficiency, invasion, migration, apoptosis, the expression of stem cell markers and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) related markers of breast cancer cells...
April 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
Mahsa Ghassemi Nooreini, Homayon Ahmad Panahi
This study presents a novel method for synthesis and characterization of a metal-organic framework and application in drug delivery. The first step was synthesis of amino functionalized magnetite that was then modified by a metal-organic framework of Zn(2+). This newly developed nano-sorbent was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, vibrating sample magnetometer and x-ray diffraction. Doxycycline was loaded to the nano-sorbent and effects of the variable parameters, kinetics of adsorption, release and capacity of adsorption were investigated...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
J R Gomes, N F Omar, J D S Neves, P D Novaes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Doxycycline is an antibiotic agent that inhibits the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) present in the extracellular matrix. In this study, the rat incisor was submitted to a hypofunctional condition, and the effects of doxycycline (80 mg/kg/d) on the expression and activity of MMP-2, as well as on eruption rate, were determined in the odontogenic region and in the periodontal ligament for 14 d. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Rats were distributed into four groups: normofunctional (NF); doxycyline normofunctional (DNF); hypofunctional (HP); and doxycyline hypofunctional (DHP)...
June 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
Amelia O Clive, Hayley E Jones, Rahul Bhatnagar, Nancy J Preston, Nick Maskell
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common problem for people with cancer as a result of malignant infiltration of the pleura. It is usually associated with considerable breathlessness. A number of treatment options are available to manage the uncontrolled accumulation of pleural fluid including administration of a pleurodesis agent (either via a chest tube or at thoracoscopy) or indwelling pleural catheter insertion. OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the optimal management strategy for adults with malignant pleural effusion in terms of pleurodesis success...
May 8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Victoria Stary, Dheeraj Puppala, Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, Wolfgang H Dillmann, Antonis A Armoundas
Cardiac alternans has been associated with the incidence of ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of impaired mitochondrial function in the genesis of cellular alternans and to examine whether modulating the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+)ameliorates the level of alternans. Cardiomyocytes isolated from control and doxycyline-induced sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase 2a (SERCA2a)-upregulated mice were loaded with two different Ca(2+)indicators to selectively measure mitochondrial and cytosolic Ca(2+)using a custom-made fluorescence photometry system...
April 15, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
Noor Tazudeen, Sonoa Au, Jonathan Pewitt, Elmer Tu, Iris K Aronson
A 42-year-old man with ocular erythema and scarring had a conjunctival biopsy revealing depostion of IgM and C3 without IgG at the epithelial basement membrane zone.  Treatment with doxycyline, dapsone, and mycophenolate mofetil was unsuccessful and treatment with rituximab has led to partial remission of the conjunctival inflammation. He has undergone 4 cycles of rituximab treatment at intervals of 12 to 18 months.
October 2015: Dermatology Online Journal
D Abebe, T Sisay Tessema
UNLABELLED: Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis is the causative agent of caseous lymphadenitis, a suppurative abscessation in the superficial and internal lymph nodes and internal organs of small ruminants. This study was conducted on the superficial lymph nodes and carcasses of 768 small ruminants slaughtered at a slaughterhouse during the study period; 82 had abscesses or caseous lymphadenitis. The most frequent sites of abscesses in goats were the prescapular (34, 5·54%) and prefemoral lymph nodes (24, 3·91%) respectively...
November 2015: Letters in Applied Microbiology
A Röthig, S Rüfenacht, M M Welle, N Thom
Eight members of a family of Working Kelpies were presented with signs compatible with dermatomyositis. Alopecia, crusts, ulcerations of the skin, depigmentation of nasal planum and lips, onychodystrophy and atrophy of the masticatory muscles were present with varying degree. Histopathology of the skin, but not from muscles was performed in three dogs and confirmed the clinical diagnosis. Different immunomodulating drugs (steroids, cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, pentoxifylline, doxycyline/niacinamid, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E) were used with variable success...
2015: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
Peng Wang, Chao-feng Zhu, Ming-zhe Ma, Gang Chen, Ming Song, Zhao-lei Zeng, Wen-hua Lu, Jing Yang, Shijun Wen, Paul J Chiao, Yumin Hu, Peng Huang
The oncogenic K-Ras can transform various mammalian cells and plays a critical role in development of pancreatic cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNA) have been shown to contribute to tumorigenic progression. However, the nature of miRNAs involved in K-Ras transformation remains to be investigated. Here, by using microarray we identified miR-155 as the most upregulated miRNA after both acute and prolonged activation of K-Ras in a doxycyline-inducible system. Pharmacological inhibition of MAPK and NF-κB pathway blocked the induction of miR-155 in response to K-Ras activation...
August 28, 2015: Oncotarget
Jooske F Van Lidth de Jeude, Jacqueline L M Vermeulen, Paula S Montenegro-Miranda, Gijs R Van den Brink, Jarom Heijmans
Intestinal crypt-villus structures termed organoids, can be kept in sustained culture three dimensionally when supplemented with the appropriate growth factors. Since organoids are highly similar to the original tissue in terms of homeostatic stem cell differentiation, cell polarity and presence of all terminally differentiated cell types known to the adult intestinal epithelium, they serve as an essential resource in experimental research on the epithelium. The possibility to express transgenes or interfering RNA using lentiviral or retroviral vectors in organoids has increased opportunities for functional analysis of the intestinal epithelium and intestinal stem cells, surpassing traditional mouse transgenics in speed and cost...
April 20, 2015: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Hanna L Sladitschek, Pierre A Neveu
The continuous improvement of imaging technologies has driven the development of sophisticated reporters to monitor biological processes. Such constructs should ideally be assembled in a flexible enough way to allow for their optimization. Here we describe a highly reliable cloning method to efficiently assemble constructs for imaging or flow cytometry applications in mammalian cell culture systems. We bioinformatically identified a list of restriction enzymes whose sites are rarely found in human and mouse cDNA libraries...
2015: PloS One
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