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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088512/ros1-fusions-rarely-overlap-with-other-oncogenic-drivers-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Jessica J Lin, Lauren L Ritterhouse, Siraj M Ali, Mark Bailey, Alexa B Schrock, Justin F Gainor, Lorin A Ferris, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Vincent A Miller, Anthony J Iafrate, Jochen K Lennerz, Alice T Shaw
INTRODUCTION: Chromosomal rearrangements involving the ROS proto-oncogene 1 receptor tyrosine kinase gene (ROS1) define a distinct molecular subset of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with sensitivity to ROS1 inhibitors. Recent reports have suggested a significant overlap between ROS1 fusions and other oncogenic driver alterations, including mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and KRAS proto-oncogene (KRAS). METHODS: We identified patients at our institution with ROS1-rearranged NSCLC who had undergone testing for genetic alterations in additional oncogenes, including EGFR, KRAS, and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077398/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-is-associated-with-reduced-cortical-thickness-in-those-at-risk-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jasmeet P Hayes, Mark W Logue, Naomi Sadeh, Jeffrey M Spielberg, Mieke Verfaellie, Scott M Hayes, Andrew Reagan, David H Salat, Erika J Wolf, Regina E McGlinchey, William P Milberg, Annjanette Stone, Steven A Schichman, Mark W Miller
Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as late-onset Alzheimer's disease, although it is unclear whether mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, also confers risk. This study examined mild traumatic brain injury and genetic risk as predictors of reduced cortical thickness in brain regions previously associated with early Alzheimer's disease, and their relationship with episodic memory. Participants were 160 Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans between the ages of 19 and 58, many of whom carried mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses...
January 11, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069802/genomic-profiling-of-a-large-set-of-diverse-pediatric-cancers-identifies-known-and-novel-mutations-across-tumor-spectra
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Juliann Chmielecki, Mark Bailey, Jie He, Julia Elvin, Jo-Anne Vergilio, Shakti Ramkissoon, James Suh, Garrett M Frampton, James X Sun, Samantha Morley, Daniel Spritz, Siraj Ali, Laurie Gay, Rachel L Erlich, Jeffrey S Ross, Joana Buxhaku, Hilary Davies, Vinny Faso, Alexis Germain, Blair Glanville, Vincent A Miller, Philip J Stephens, Katherine A Janeway, John M Maris, Soheil Meshinchi, Trevor J Pugh, Jack F Shern, Doron Lipson
Pediatric cancers are generally characterized by low mutational burden and few recurrently mutated genes. Recent studies suggest that genomic alterations may help guide treatment decisions and clinical trial selection. Here, we describe genomic profiles from 1,215 pediatric tumors representing sarcomas, extracranial embryonal tumors, brain tumors, hematologic malignancies, carcinomas, and gonadal tumors. Comparable published datasets identified similar frequencies of clinically relevant alterations, validating this dataset as biologically relevant...
January 9, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065543/mitigating-dietary-arsenic-exposure-current-status-in-the-united-states-and-recommendations-for-an-improved-path-forward
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Keeve E Nachman, Gary L Ginsberg, Mark D Miller, Carolyn J Murray, Anne E Nigra, Claire B Pendergrast
Inorganic arsenic (iAs) is a well-characterized carcinogen, and recent epidemiologic studies have linked chronic exposures to non-cancer health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, skin lesions and respiratory disorders. Greater vulnerability has been demonstrated with early life exposure for health effects including lung and bladder cancer, immunotoxicity and neurodevelopment. Despite its well-known toxicity, there are important gaps in the regulatory oversight of iAs in food and in risk communication...
January 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054339/a-set-of-handwriting-features-for-use-in-automated-writer-identification
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John J Miller, Robert Bradley Patterson, Donald T Gantz, Christopher P Saunders, Mark A Walch, JoAnn Buscaglia
A writer's biometric identity can be characterized through the distribution of physical feature measurements ("writer's profile"); a graph-based system that facilitates the quantification of these features is described. To accomplish this quantification, handwriting is segmented into basic graphical forms ("graphemes"), which are "skeletonized" to yield the graphical topology of the handwritten segment. The graph-based matching algorithm compares the graphemes first by their graphical topology and then by their geometric features...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053157/blockade-of-protease-activated-receptor-4-par4-provides-robust-antithrombotic-activity-with-low-bleeding
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Pancras C Wong, Dietmar Seiffert, J Eileen Bird, Carol A Watson, Jeffrey S Bostwick, Mary Giancarli, Nick Allegretto, Ji Hua, David Harden, Jocelyne Guay, Mario Callejo, Michael M Miller, R Michael Lawrence, Jacques Banville, Julia Guy, Brad D Maxwell, E Scott Priestley, Anne Marinier, Ruth R Wexler, Michel Bouvier, David A Gordon, William A Schumacher, Jing Yang
Antiplatelet agents are proven efficacious treatments for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. However, the existing drugs are compromised by unwanted and sometimes life-threatening bleeding that limits drug usage or dosage. There is a substantial unmet medical need for an antiplatelet drug with strong efficacy and low bleeding risk. Thrombin is a potent platelet agonist that directly induces platelet activation via the G protein (heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein)-coupled protease-activated receptors PAR1 and PAR4...
January 4, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052934/fixed-dose-combinations-of-pioglitazone-and-metformin-for-lung-cancer-prevention
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Donna E Seabloom, Arthur R Galbraith, Anna M Haynes, Jennifer D Antonides, Beverly R Wuertz, Wendy A Miller, Kimberly A Miller, Vernon E Steele, Mark Steven Miller, Margie L Clapper, M Gerard O'Sullivan, Frank G Ondrey
Combination treatment with pioglitazone and metformin are utilized clinically in the treatment of type II diabetes. Treatment with this drug combination reduced the development of aerodigestive cancers in this patient population. Our goal is to expand this treatment into clinical lung cancer chemoprevention. We hypothesized that dietary delivery of metformin/pioglitazone would prevent lung adenoma formation in A/J mice in a B[a]P-induced carcinogenesis model while modulating chemoprevention and anti-inflammatory biomarkers in residual adenomas...
January 4, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038872/potential-effects-of-lng-trade-shift-on-transfer-of-ballast-water-and-biota-by-ships
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Kimberly K Holzer, Jim R Muirhead, Mark S Minton, Katharine J Carney, A Whitman Miller, Gregory M Ruiz
As the US natural gas surplus grows, so does the prospect of establishing new trade partnerships with buyers abroad, a process that has major consequences for global ship movement and ballast water delivery. Since US annual imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) peaked in 2004-2007, the country is rapidly transitioning from net importer to net exporter of LNG. Combining multiple datasets, we estimated changes in the associated flux of ships' ballast water to the US during 2015-2040, using existing scenarios for projected exports of domestic LNG by ships...
December 27, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031799/assessing-polar-bear-ursus-maritimus-population-structure-in-the-hudson-bay-region-using-snps
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Michelle Viengkone, Andrew Edward Derocher, Evan Shaun Richardson, René Michael Malenfant, Joshua Moses Miller, Martyn E Obbard, Markus G Dyck, Nick J Lunn, Vicki Sahanatien, Corey S Davis
Defining subpopulations using genetics has traditionally used data from microsatellite markers to investigate population structure; however, single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have emerged as a tool for detection of fine-scale structure. In Hudson Bay, Canada, three polar bear (Ursus maritimus) subpopulations (Foxe Basin (FB), Southern Hudson Bay (SH), and Western Hudson Bay (WH)) have been delineated based on mark-recapture studies, radiotelemetry and satellite telemetry, return of marked animals in the subsistence harvest, and population genetics using microsatellites...
December 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018601/the-society-for-immunotherapy-of-cancer-consensus-statement-on-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-hematologic-malignancies-multiple-myeloma-lymphoma-and-acute-leukemia
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Michael Boyiadzis, Michael R Bishop, Rafat Abonour, Kenneth C Anderson, Stephen M Ansell, David Avigan, Lisa Barbarotta, Austin John Barrett, Koen Van Besien, P Leif Bergsagel, Ivan Borrello, Joshua Brody, Jill Brufsky, Mitchell Cairo, Ajai Chari, Adam Cohen, Jorge Cortes, Stephen J Forman, Jonathan W Friedberg, Ephraim J Fuchs, Steven D Gore, Sundar Jagannath, Brad S Kahl, Justin Kline, James N Kochenderfer, Larry W Kwak, Ronald Levy, Marcos de Lima, Mark R Litzow, Anuj Mahindra, Jeffrey Miller, Nikhil C Munshi, Robert Z Orlowski, John M Pagel, David L Porter, Stephen J Russell, Karl Schwartz, Margaret A Shipp, David Siegel, Richard M Stone, Martin S Tallman, John M Timmerman, Frits Van Rhee, Edmund K Waller, Ann Welsh, Michael Werner, Peter H Wiernik, Madhav V Dhodapkar
Increasing knowledge concerning the biology of hematologic malignancies as well as the role of the immune system in the control of these diseases has led to the development and approval of immunotherapies that are resulting in impressive clinical responses. Therefore, the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) convened a hematologic malignancy Cancer Immunotherapy Guidelines panel consisting of physicians, nurses, patient advocates, and patients to develop consensus recommendations for the clinical application of immunotherapy for patients with multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and acute leukemia...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004385/space-time-cluster-analysis-to-detect-innovative-clinical-practices-a-case-study-of-aripiprazole-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs
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Robert B Penfold, James F Burgess, Austin F Lee, Mingfei Li, Christopher J Miller, Marjorie Nealon Seibert, Todd P Semla, David C Mohr, Lewis E Kazis, Mark S Bauer
OBJECTIVE: To identify space-time clusters of changes in prescribing aripiprazole for bipolar disorder among providers in the VA. DATA SOURCES: VA administrative data from 2002 to 2010 were used to identify prescriptions of aripiprazole for bipolar disorder. Prescriber characteristics were obtained using the Personnel and Accounting Integrated Database. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective space-time cluster analysis using the space-time permutation statistic...
December 22, 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001106/evaluation-of-potential-risk-factors-for-development-of-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-in-bouviers-des-flandres
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Alexis J Dubin, Ellison Bentley, Kevin A Buhr, Paul E Miller
OBJECTIVE To evaluate potential risk factors for development of primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) in Bouviers des Flandres. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. ANIMALS 98 Bouviers des Flandres. PROCEDURES All dogs underwent slit-lamp biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, applanation tonometry, streak retinoscopy, and A-scan, B-scan, and high-resolution ultrasonography. Iridocorneal angles and degree of pectinate ligament dysplasia sheeting were graded, and an angle index was mathematically derived for each eye on the basis of these values...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999444/studies-at-the-ionizable-position-of-cephalosporins-and-penicillins-hydroxamates-as-substitutes-for-the-traditional-carboxylate-group
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Mark W Majewski, Patricia A Miller, Marvin J Miller
Classically, β-lactams need an ionizable group to potentiate antibacterial activity. Sets of cephalosporins and penicillins featuring different substituted hydroxamates in place of the traditional carboxylate group have been synthesized and tested for antibiotic activity. Many of the compounds exhibited anti-bacterial activities with notable MIC values in the range of 6-0.2 μM.The Journal of Antibiotics advance online publication, 21 December 2016; doi:10.1038/ja.2016.149.
December 21, 2016: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998640/vaccine-coverage-and-adherence-to-epi-schedules-in-eight-resource-poor-settings-in-the-mal-ed-cohort-study
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Christel Hoest, Jessica C Seidman, Gwenyth Lee, James A Platts-Mills, Asad Ali, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Pascal Bessong, Ram Chandyo, Sudhir Babji, Venkata Raghava Mohan, Dinesh Mondal, Mustafa Mahfuz, Estomih R Mduma, Emanuel Nyathi, Claudia Abreu, Mark A Miller, William Pan, Carl J Mason, Stacey L Knobler
BACKGROUND: Launched in 1974, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is estimated to prevent two-three million deaths annually from polio, diphtheria, tuberculosis, pertussis, measles, and tetanus. Additional lives could be saved through better understanding what influences adherence to the EPI schedule in specific settings. METHODS: The Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED) study followed cohorts in eight sites in South Asia, Africa, and South America and monitored vaccine receipt over the first two years of life for the children enrolled in the study...
January 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981566/patient-perceptions-of-care-as-influenced-by-a-large-institutional-pharmacogenomic-implementation-program
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Ryan P McKillip, Brittany A Borden, Paige Galecki, Sandra A Ham, Linda Patrick-Miller, Julianne P Hall, Sheena Hussain, Keith Danahey, Mark Siegler, Matthew J Sorrentino, Yasmin Sacro, Andrew M Davis, David T Rubin, Kristen Lipstreuer, Tamar S Polonsky, Rita Nanda, William R Harper, Jay L Koyner, Deborah L Burnet, Walter M Stadler, Mark J Ratain, David O Meltzer, Peter H O'Donnell
Despite growing clinical use of genomic information, patient perceptions of genomic-based care are poorly understood. We prospectively studied patient-physician pairs who participated in an institutional pharmacogenomic implementation program. Trust/Privacy/Empathy/Medical Decision-Making (MDM)/Personalized Care (PC) dimensions were assessed through patient surveys after clinic visits at which physicians had access to preemptive pharmacogenomic results (Likert scale, 1-minimum/5-maximum; mean [SD]). From 2012-2015, 1,261 surveys were issued to 507 patients, with 792 (62...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978560/prevalence-and-spectrum-of-germline-cancer-susceptibility-gene-mutations-among-patients-with-early-onset-colorectal-cancer
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Rachel Pearlman, Wendy L Frankel, Benjamin Swanson, Weiqiang Zhao, Ahmet Yilmaz, Kristin Miller, Jason Bacher, Christopher Bigley, Lori Nelsen, Paul J Goodfellow, Richard M Goldberg, Electra Paskett, Peter G Shields, Jo L Freudenheim, Peter P Stanich, Ilene Lattimer, Mark Arnold, Sandya Liyanarachchi, Matthew Kalady, Brandie Heald, Carla Greenwood, Ian Paquette, Marla Prues, David J Draper, Carolyn Lindeman, J Philip Kuebler, Kelly Reynolds, Joanna M Brell, Amy A Shaper, Sameer Mahesh, Nicole Buie, Kisa Weeman, Kristin Shine, Mitchell Haut, Joan Edwards, Shyamal Bastola, Karen Wickham, Karamjit S Khanduja, Rosemary Zacks, Colin C Pritchard, Brian H Shirts, Angela Jacobson, Brian Allen, Albert de la Chapelle, Heather Hampel
Importance: Hereditary cancer syndromes infer high cancer risks and require intensive cancer surveillance, yet the prevalence and spectrum of these conditions among unselected patients with early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC) is largely undetermined. Objective: To determine the frequency and spectrum of cancer susceptibility gene mutations among patients with early-onset CRC. Design, Setting, and Participants: Overall, 450 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer younger than 50 years were prospectively accrued from 51 hospitals into the Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative from January 1, 2013, to June 20, 2016...
December 15, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959731/tp53-and-decitabine-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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John S Welch, Allegra A Petti, Christopher A Miller, Catrina C Fronick, Michelle O'Laughlin, Robert S Fulton, Richard K Wilson, Jack D Baty, Eric J Duncavage, Bevan Tandon, Yi-Shan Lee, Lukas D Wartman, Geoffrey L Uy, Armin Ghobadi, Michael H Tomasson, Iskra Pusic, Rizwan Romee, Todd A Fehniger, Keith E Stockerl-Goldstein, Ravi Vij, Stephen T Oh, Camille N Abboud, Amanda F Cashen, Mark A Schroeder, Meagan A Jacoby, Sharon E Heath, Kierstin Luber, Megan R Janke, Andrew Hantel, Niloufer Khan, Madina J Sukhanova, Randall W Knoebel, Wendy Stock, Timothy A Graubert, Matthew J Walter, Peter Westervelt, Daniel C Link, John F DiPersio, Timothy J Ley
Background The molecular determinants of clinical responses to decitabine therapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are unclear. Methods We enrolled 84 adult patients with AML or MDS in a single-institution trial of decitabine to identify somatic mutations and their relationships to clinical responses. Decitabine was administered at a dose of 20 mg per square meter of body-surface area per day for 10 consecutive days in monthly cycles. We performed enhanced exome or gene-panel sequencing in 67 of these patients and serial sequencing at multiple time points to evaluate patterns of mutation clearance in 54 patients...
November 24, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940915/tolerance-checkpoint-bypass-permits-emergence-of-pathogenic-t-cells-to-neuromyelitis-optica-autoantigen-aquaporin-4
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Sharon A Sagan, Ryan C Winger, Andrés Cruz-Herranz, Patricia A Nelson, Sarah Hagberg, Corey N Miller, Collin M Spencer, Peggy P Ho, Jeffrey L Bennett, Michael Levy, Marc H Levin, Alan S Verkman, Lawrence Steinman, Ari J Green, Mark S Anderson, Raymond A Sobel, Scott S Zamvil
Aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-specific T cells are expanded in neuromyelitis optica (NMO) patients and exhibit Th17 polarization. However, their pathogenic role in CNS autoimmune inflammatory disease is unclear. Although multiple AQP4 T-cell epitopes have been identified in WT C57BL/6 mice, we observed that neither immunization with those determinants nor transfer of donor T cells targeting them caused CNS autoimmune disease in recipient mice. In contrast, robust proliferation was observed following immunization of AQP4-deficient (AQP4(-/-)) mice with AQP4 peptide (p) 135-153 or p201-220, peptides predicted to contain I-A(b)-restricted T-cell epitopes but not identified in WT mice...
December 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940592/cd3z-hypermethylation-is-associated-with-severe-clinical-manifestations-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-reduces-cd3%C3%AE-chain-expression-in-t-cells
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Kyeong-Man Hong, Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Seong-Yeol Park, Shiv Poojan, Mi-Kyung Kim, Joohon Sung, Betty P Tsao, Jennifer M Grossman, Ornella J Rullo, Jennifer M P Woo, Deborah K McCurdy, Lisa G Rider, Frederick W Miller, Yeong-Wook Song
OBJECTIVE: The importance of hypomethylation in SLE is well recognized; however, the significance of hypermethylation has not been well characterized. We screened hypermethylated marks in SLE and investigated their possible implications. METHODS: DNA methylation marks were screened in SLE whole-blood DNA by microarray, and two marks (CD3Z and VHL hypermethylations) were confirmed by a methylation single-base extension method in two independent ethnic cohorts consisting of 207 SLE patients and 151 controls...
December 10, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935702/alternate-drug-delivery-utilizing-%C3%AE-lactam-cores-syntheses-and-biological-evaluation-of-%C3%AE-lactams-bearing-isocyanate-precursors
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Mark W Majewski, Patricia A Miller, Allen G Oliver, Marvin J Miller
The synthesis of a small set of β-lactams containing isocyanate precursors is described. The release of the isocyanate precursor in model hydrolysis experiments was substantiated by trapping experiments, thus confirming that β-lactams can be designed that are capable of releasing alternatively reactive species. Preliminary biological assessments are also briefly discussed.
December 21, 2016: Journal of Organic Chemistry
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