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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324247/fulvestrant-plus-targeted-agents-versus-fulvestrant-alone-for-treatment-of-hormone-receptor-positive-advanced-breast-cancer-progressed-on-previous-endocrine-therapy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Wen-Zhao Lin, Qi-Ni Xu, Hong-Biao Wang, Xu-Yuan Li
To compare the addition of targeted agents to fulvestrant with fulvestrant alone in hormone-receptor positive advanced breast cancer progressed on previous endocrine therapy; a meta-analysis of all relevant randomized controlled trials was performed. The PubMed, Embase databases and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for relevant publications reporting randomized controlled trials between January 2000 and June 2016. Progression-free survival (PFS), objective response rate (ORR), disease control rate (DCR), and toxicity were assessed...
March 21, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324060/expression-of-pd-1-and-pd-l1-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-patients-treated-with-multimodal-therapy-results-from-a-retrospective-study
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Ashish V Chintakuntlawar, Kandelaria M Rumilla, Carin Y Smith, Sarah M Jenkins, Robert L Foote, Jan L Kasperbauer, John C Morris, Mabel Ryder, Samer Alsidawi, Crystal Hilger, Keith C Bible
Context: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is rare and a highly fatal malignancy. The role of PD-1 and PD-L1 as prognostic and/or predictive marker in ATC is unknown. Objective: Multimodal therapy offers the best chance at tumor control. Objective of this study was to detect potential associations of PD-1/PD-L1 axis variables with outcome data in ATC. Design: Retrospective study of a uniformly treated cohort. Setting: Single institution retrospective cohort study...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323939/tac1-gene-products-regulate-pituitary-hormone-secretion-and-gene-expression-in-prepubertal-grass-carp-pituitary-cells
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Guangfu Hu, Mulan He, Wendy K W Ko, Anderson O L Wong
Tachykinin 1 (TAC1) is known to have diverse functions in mammals but similar information is scarce in lower vertebrates including fish species. Using grass carp as a model, the pituitary actions, receptor specificity and post-receptor signaling of TAC1 gene products, namely substance P (SP) and neurokinin A (NKA), were examined. As a first step, TAC1 encoding carp SP and NKA as well as tachykinin receptors NK1R and NK2R were cloned in carp pituitary. Expression studies revealed that the newly cloned receptors were functional and with pharmacological properties similar to mammalian counterparts...
March 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319063/compromised-brca1-palb2-interaction-is-associated-with-breast-cancer-risk
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T K Foo, M Tischkowitz, S Simhadri, T Boshari, N Zayed, K A Burke, S H Berman, P Blecua, N Riaz, Y Huo, Y C Ding, S L Neuhausen, B Weigelt, J S Reis-Filho, W D Foulkes, B Xia
The major breast cancer suppressor proteins BRCA1 and BRCA2 play essential roles in homologous recombination (HR)-mediated DNA repair, which is thought to be critical for tumor suppression. The two BRCA proteins are linked by a third tumor suppressor, PALB2, in the HR pathway. While truncating mutations in these genes are generally pathogenic, interpretation of missense variants remains a challenge. To date, patient-derived missense variants that disrupt PALB2 binding have been identified in BRCA1 and BRCA2; however, there has not been sufficient evidence to prove their pathogenicity in humans, and no variants in PALB2 that disrupt either its BRCA1 or BRCA2 binding have been reported...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317247/establishing-the-pathways-and-indications-for-performing-isotope-bone-scans-in-newly-diagnosed-intermediate-risk-localised-prostate-cancer-results-from-a-large-contemporaneous-cohort
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Gokul Vignesh KandaSwamy, Adam Bennett, Krishna Narahari, Owen Hughes, John Rees, Howard Kynaston
OBJECTIVE: To establish the pattern of isotope bone scan (BS) positivity in a large contemporaneous cohort of newly diagnosed localised prostate cancer (PCa) patients and compare with the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines. BACKGROUND: Imaging guidelines and clinical practice of using BS to stage newly diagnosed patients with intermediate risk (IR) localised PCa are not uniform in the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All newly diagnosed PCa patients were discussed in a specialist multidisciplinary team (sMDT) meeting and were prospectively entered in a database...
March 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306623/risk-of-epilepsy-in-individuals-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Yu-Hsiung Chen, Han-Ting Wei, Ya-Mei Bai, Ju-Wei Hsu, Kai-Lin Huang, Tung-Ping Su, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Yi-Hui Wu, Tai-Long Pan, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shih-Jen Tsai, Mu-Hong Chen
OBJECTIVE: Several cross-sectional studies reported a relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and epilepsy. However, the temporal association between PTSD and epilepsy has rarely been investigated. We hypothesized that the risk of developing epilepsy later in life would be higher in patients with PTSD than in those without PTSD. METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 6425 individuals with PTSD and 24,980 age-/sex-matched controls were enrolled between 2002 and 2009 in our study, and followed up to the end of 2011...
March 17, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303855/expression-and-prognostic-value-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Tao Zhang, Xiang-Long Tan, Yong Xu, Zi-Zheng Wang, Chao-Hui Xiao, Rong Liu
BACKGROUND: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an enzyme for tryptophan metabolism through the kynurenine pathway, exhibits an immunosuppressive effect and induces immune tolerance in tumor cells. The effects of IDO on pancreatic cancer are poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the expression and prognostic significance of IDO in pancreatic cancer. METHODS: We evaluated the protein expression of IDO in PANC-1, CFPAC-1, and BxPC-3 cell lines with or without 48 h treatment by 500 U/ml interferon-γ (IFN-γ)...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301870/the-impact-of-vitamin-d-pathway-genetic-variation-and-circulating-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-on-cancer-outcome-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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P G Vaughan-Shaw, F O'Sullivan, S M Farrington, E Theodoratou, H Campbell, M G Dunlop, L Zgaga
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has been linked with improved cancer outcome. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates the relationship between cancer outcomes and both vitamin D-related genetic variation and circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentration. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of papers until November 2016 on PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science pertaining to association between circulating vitamin D level, functionally relevant vitamin D receptor genetic variants and variants within vitamin D pathway genes and cancer survival or disease progression was performed...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299830/repeated-water-avoidance-stress-induces-visceral-hypersensitivity-role-of-il-1-il-6-and-peripheral-corticotropin-releasing-factor
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Tsukasa Nozu, Saori Miyagishi, Rintaro Nozu, Kaoru Takakusaki, Toshikatsu Okumura
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Repeated water avoidance stress (WAS) induces visceral hypersensitivity. Additionally, it is also known to activate corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), mast cells and pro-inflammatory cytokines systems, but their precise roles on visceral sensation have not been determined definitely. The aim of the study was to explore this issue. METHODS: Abdominal muscle contractions induced by colonic balloon distention, i.e. visceromotor response (VMR) was detected electrophysiologically in conscious rats...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299801/bi-allelic-alterations-in-dna-repair-genes-underpin-homologous-recombination-dna-repair-defects-in-breast-cancer
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Robert W Mutter, Nadeem Riaz, Charlotte K Y Ng, Rob Delsite, Salvatore Piscuoglio, Marcia Edelweiss, Luciano G Martelotto, Rita A Sakr, Tari A King, Dilip D Giri, Maria Drobnjak, Edi Brogi, Ranjit Bindra, Giana Bernheim, Raymond S Lim, Pedro Blecua, Alexis Desrichard, Dan Higginson, Russell Towers, Ruomu Jiang, William Lee, Britta Weigelt, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Simon N Powell
Homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair deficient (HRD) breast cancers have been shown to be sensitive to DNA repair targeted therapies. Burgeoning evidence suggests that sporadic breast cancers, lacking germline BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations, may also be HRD. We developed a functional ex vivo RAD51-based test to identify HRD primary breast cancers. An integrated approach examining methylation, gene expression and whole-exome sequencing was employed to ascertain the etiology of HRD. Functional HRD breast cancers displayed genomic features of lack of competent HR, including large-scale state transitions and specific mutational signatures...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292881/evidence-for-a-histaminergic-input-from-the-ventral-tuberomammillary-nucleus-to-the-solitary-tract-nucleus-involved-in-arterial-pressure-regulation
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Ko Yamanaka, Sabine S Gouraud, Miwa Takagishi, Akira Kohsaka, Masanobu Maeda, Hidefumi Waki
The tuberomammillary nucleus (TMN) of the posterior hypothalamus has a high density of histaminergic neurons, the projection fibers of which are present in many areas of the brain, including the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS), which controls arterial pressure (AP). In this study, we investigated whether the TMN-NTS pathway is involved in central cardiovascular regulation. Bicuculline, a gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptor antagonist, was microinjected into the ventral TMN of anesthetized rats and its effects on AP and heart rate (HR) were observed...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291730/association-between-clinical-pathways-leading-to-medical-management-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-nsteacs
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Héctor Bueno, Stuart Pocock, Jesús Medina, Nicolas Danchin, Lieven Annemans, Muriel Licour, John Gregson, Ana María Vega, Frans van de Werf
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: A large proportion of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) are initially selected for medical management (MM) and do not undergo coronary revascularization during or immediately after the index event. The aim of this study was to explore the clinical pathways leading to MM in NSTEACS patients and their influence on prognosis. METHODS: Patient characteristics, pathways leading to MM, and 2-year outcomes were recorded in a prospective cohort of 5591 NSTEACS patients enrolled in 555 hospitals in 20 countries across Europe and Latin America...
March 10, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290549/suggestive-evidence-of-a-multi-cytokine-resistin-pathway-in-humans-and-its-role-on-cardiovascular-events-in-high-risk-individuals
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Claudia Menzaghi, Antonella Marucci, Alessandra Antonucci, Concetta De Bonis, Lorena Ortega Moreno, Lucia Salvemini, Massimiliano Copetti, Vincenzo Trischitta, Rosa Di Paola
In cells and tissues resistin affects IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-12 and TNF-α expression, thus suggesting the existence of a multi-cytokine "resistin pathway". We investigated whether such pathway does exist in humans and, if so, if it is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Serum cytokines were measured in 280 healthy subjects from the Gargano Study 2 (GS2) whose BMI, waist circumference, HOMAIR, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, systolic and diastolic blood pressure data were available and in 353 patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease from the Gargano Heart Study (GHS)-prospective design (follow-up 5...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283484/comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-biosimilars-vs-originators-in-clinical-practice-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-italy
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Francesco Trotta, Valeria Belleudi, Danilo Fusco, Laura Amato, Alessandra Mecozzi, Flavia Mayer, Massimo Sansone, Marina Davoli, Antonio Addis
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the benefit/risk profile of epoetin α biosimilar with the erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) originators when administered to naïve patients from clinical practice. DESIGN: Population-based observational cohort study. SETTING: All residents in the Lazio Region, Italy, with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or cancer retrieved from the Electronic Therapeutic Plan (ETP) Register for ESA between 2012 and 2014. PARTICIPANTS: Overall, 13 470 incident ESA users were available for the analysis, 8161 in the CKD and 5309 in the oncology setting, respectively...
March 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280347/high-expression-of-aldolase-a-predicts-poor-survival-in-patients-with-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ning Na, Heng Li, Chengfang Xu, Bin Miao, Liangqing Hong, Zhengyu Huang, Qiu Jiang
BACKGROUND: Aldolase A (ALDOA) is a glycolytic enzyme that drives the glycolytic metabolic pathway in mammalian cells. The overexpression of ALDOA was observed in a variety of cancers including clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). However, little was known about the clinicopathological significance and prognostic value of ALDOA in ccRCC patients. METHODS: The expression of ALDOA was detected using immunohistochemical staining in 162 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded ccRCC sections...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279210/computational-analysis-of-the-mesenchymal-signature-landscape-in-gliomas
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Orieta Celiku, Anita Tandle, Joon-Yong Chung, Stephen M Hewitt, Kevin Camphausen, Uma Shankavaram
BACKGROUND: Epithelial to mesenchymal transition, and mimicking processes, contribute to cancer invasion and metastasis, and are known to be responsible for resistance to various therapeutic agents in many cancers. While a number of studies have proposed molecular signatures that characterize the spectrum of such transition, more work is needed to understand how the mesenchymal signature (MS) is regulated in non-epithelial cancers like gliomas, to identify markers with the most prognostic significance, and potential for therapeutic targeting...
March 9, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278729/genomic-instability-is-a-principle-pathologic-feature-of-flt3-itd-kinase-activity-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-leading-to-clonal-evolution-and-disease-progression
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Melanie T Rebechi, Keith W Pratz
Acute Myeloid Leukemia with FLT3 ITD mutations are associated with a poor prognosis characterized by a higher relapse rate, shorter relapse free survival, and decreased likelihood of response to therapy at relapse. FLT3 ITD signaling drives cell proliferation and survival. FLT3 ITD AML disease progression is associated with cytogenetic evolution and acquired tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) resistance suggesting a potential role of genomic instability. There is growing evidence demonstrating a relationship between FLT3 signaling and increased DNA damage, specifically through increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) resulting in double-strand breaks (DSB), as well as impaired DNA repair, involving deficiencies in the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), alternative non-homologous end joining (ALT NHEJ) and homologous recombination (HR) pathways...
February 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278514/distinct-clinical-outcomes-of-two-cimp-positive-colorectal-cancer-subtypes-based-on-a-revised-cimp-classification-system
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Jeong Mo Bae, Jung Ho Kim, Yoonjin Kwak, Dae-Won Lee, Yongjun Cha, Xianyu Wen, Tae Hun Lee, Nam-Yun Cho, Seung-Yong Jeong, Kyu Joo Park, Sae Won Han, Hye Seung Lee, Tae-You Kim, Gyeong Hoon Kang
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a heterogeneous disease in terms of molecular carcinogenic pathways. Based on recent findings regarding the multiple serrated neoplasia pathway, we revised an eight-marker panel for a new CIMP classification system. METHODS: 1370 patients who received surgical resection for CRCs were classified into three CIMP subtypes (CIMP-N: 0-4 methylated markers, CIMP-P1: 5-6 methylated markers and CIMP-P2: 7-8 methylated markers). Our findings were validated in a separate set of high-risk stage II or stage III CRCs receiving adjuvant fluoropyrimidine plus oxaliplatin (n=950)...
March 9, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278048/brca1-recruitment-to-damaged-dna-sites-is-dependent-on-cdk9
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Thales C Nepomuceno, Vanessa C Fernandes, Thiago T Gomes, Renato S Carvalho, Guilherme Suarez-Kurtz, Alvaro N Monteiro, Marcelo A Carvalho
Double strand break lesions, the most toxic type of DNA damage, are repaired primarily through 2 distinct pathways: homology-directed recombination (HR) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ). BRCA1 and 53BP1, 2 proteins containing the BRCT modular domain, play an important role in DNA damage response (DDR) by orchestrating the decision between HR and NHEJ, but the precise mechanisms regarding both pathways are not entirely understood. Previously, our group identified a putative interaction between BRCA1 and BARD1 (BRCA1-associated RING domain 1) and the cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK9)...
February 22, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275232/the-differential-effects-of-low-and-high-doses-of-apelin-through-opioid-receptors-on-the-blood-pressure-of-rats-with-renovascular-hypertension
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Mahboobeh Yeganeh-Hajahmadi, Hamid Najafipour, Farzaneh Rostamzadeh
The apelin/APJ system has an important role in the regulation of vascular tone and blood pressure. Opioid receptors (OPRs) are also important cardiovascular regulators and exert many of their effects by modulating the function of other G-protein-coupled receptors. The aim of this study was to analyze the interaction of apelin and the opioid system with respect to vascular responses to apelin in rats with renovascular hypertension (two-kidney, one clip (2K1C)). Homodynamic studies were carried out in 2K1C rats...
March 9, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
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