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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130055/gene-therapy-with-hsv-encoding-p55tnfr-gene-for-hiv-neuropathic-pain-an-evidence-based-mini-review
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Hirotsugu Kanda, Shue Liu, Megumi Kanao, Hyun Yi, Takafumi Iida, Wan Huang, Takayuki Kunisawa, David A Lubarsky, Shuanglin Hao
While effective antiretroviral treatment makes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related death decreased dramatically, neuropathic pain becomes one of the most common complications in patients with HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The exact mechanisms of HIV-related neuropathic pain are not well understood yet, and no effective therapy is for HIV-pain. Evidence has shown that proinflammatory factors (e.g., tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)) released from glia, are critical to contributing to chronic pain...
2017: Translational Perioperative and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113923/effects-of-spinal-non-viral-interleukin-10-gene-therapy-formulated-with-d-mannose-in-neuropathic-interleukin-10-deficient-mice-behavioral-characterization-mrna-and-protein-analysis-in-pain-relevant-tissues
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Arden G Vanderwall, Shahani Noor, Melody S Sun, Jacob E Sanchez, Xuexian O Yang, Lauren L Jantzie, Nikolaos Mellios, Erin D Milligan
Studies show that spinal (intrathecal; i.t.) interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene therapy reverses neuropathic pain in animal models, and co-administration with the mannose receptor (MR; CD206) ligand d-mannose (DM) greatly improves therapeutic efficacy. However, the actions of endogenous IL-10 may be required for enduring pain control observed following i.t. IL-10 gene therapy, potentially narrowing the application of this non-viral transgene delivery approach. Here, we show that i.t. application of naked plasmid DNA expressing the IL-10 transgene co-injected with DM (DM/pDNA-IL-10) for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in IL-10 deficient (IL-10 KO) mice results in a profound and prolonged bilateral pain suppression...
November 4, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101366/identification-of-an-analgesic-lipopeptide-produced-by-the-probiotic-escherichia-coli-strain-nissle-1917
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Teresa Pérez-Berezo, Julien Pujo, Patricia Martin, Pauline Le Faouder, Jean-Marie Galano, Alexandre Guy, Claude Knauf, Jean Claude Tabet, Sophie Tronnet, Frederick Barreau, Maud Heuillet, Gilles Dietrich, Justine Bertrand-Michel, Thierry Durand, Eric Oswald, Nicolas Cenac
Administration of the probiotic Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 (EcN) decreases visceral pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Mutation of clbA, a gene involved in the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, including colibactin, was previously shown to abrogate EcN probiotic activity. Here, we show that EcN, but not an isogenic clbA mutant, produces an analgesic lipopeptide. We characterize lipoamino acids and lipopeptides produced by EcN but not by the mutant by online liquid chromatography mass spectrometry...
November 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100502/efficacy-of-nerve-growth-factor-antibody-in-a-knee-osteoarthritis-pain-model-in-mice
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Masayuki Miyagi, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Hiroto Kamoda, Miyako Suzuki, Gen Inoue, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Sumihisa Orita, Kentaro Uchida, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Masashi Takaso, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: Nerve growth factor (NGF) is not only an important factor in nerve growth but also a major contributor to the production of inflammation. It has been reported that inhibiting NGF could reduce several types of pain in several animal models. Here, we aimed to clarify the efficacy of NGF antibody in a knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain model in mice. METHOD: Six-week-old male C57BR/J mice were used (n = 30). Ten mice comprised the control group, which received saline injection into the right knee joints; the other 20 mice comprised the experimental group, which received monoiodoacetate (MIA) injection into the right knee joints...
November 3, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093260/-a-case-of-gitelman-syndrome-with-physical-retardation
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Juan Huang, Xiangrong Zheng, Dandan Guo, Guoyuan Zhang, Xia Wang, Chentao Liu
Gitelman syndrome is a rare disease. It is easy to be misdiagnosed and missed diagnosis due to the diverse clinical symptoms. A girl with long-term hypokalemia, who presented with intermittent pain of lower limb muscle and physical retardation, was treated in Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. Laboratory examination confirmed the severe hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis. Gene sequencing indicated SLC12A3 gene mutation and the patient was finally diagnosed as Gitelman syndrome. Patients with chronic hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis need to conduct gene sequencing to confirm the diagnosis...
October 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089615/genome-wide-mutagenesis-and-multi-drug-resistance-in-american-trypanosomes-induced-by-the-front-line-drug-benznidazole
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Mônica C Campos, Jody Phelan, Amanda F Francisco, Martin C Taylor, Michael D Lewis, Arnab Pain, Taane G Clark, John M Kelly
Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and affects 5-8 million people in Latin America. Although the nitroheterocyclic compound benznidazole has been the front-line drug for several decades, treatment failures are common. Benznidazole is a pro-drug and is bio-activated within the parasite by the mitochondrial nitroreductase TcNTR-1, leading to the generation of reactive metabolites that have trypanocidal activity. To better assess drug action and resistance, we sequenced the genomes of T...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084074/clinical-and-symptom-scores-are-significantly-correlated-with-fecal-microbiota-features-in-patients-with-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease-a-pilot-study
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Charlotte L Kvasnovsky, Lex E X Leong, Jocelyn M Choo, Guy C J Abell, Savvas Papagrigoriadis, Kenneth D Bruce, Geraint B Rogers
BACKGROUND: There is growing consensus that symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, and that alterations in the fecal microbiota may contribute to its pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to relate the fecal microbiota composition in symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease to measures of inflammation, symptoms, and history of previous acute diverticulitis. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Fecal microbiota composition in 28 individuals with symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease was characterized by 16S RNA gene amplicon sequencing...
October 27, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077501/management-of-plantar-keratodermaslessons-from-pachyonychia-congenita
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Rebecca M Porter, Albert A Bravo, Frances J D Smith
Plantar keratodermas can arise due to a variety of genetically inherited mutations. The need to distinguish between different plantar keratoderma disorders is becoming increasingly apparent because there is evidence that they do not respond identically to treatment. Diagnosis can be aided by observation of other clinical manifestations, such as palmar keratoderma, more widespread hyperkeratosis of the epidermis, hair and nail dystrophies, or erythroderma. However, there are frequent cases of plantar keratoderma that occur in isolation...
September 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077150/analysis-of-changes-in-joint-function-and-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-intervention-effects-of-different-drugs
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Q-S Zhou, J Hu, H Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effect of drug therapy with cyclophosphamide and leflunomide on the joint function damage of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its regulatory effects on expression levels of programmed death receptor 1, Notch signaling pathway genes and interferon-inducible protein 10 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients with SLE were randomly divided into two groups. They were treated with cyclophosphamide and leflunomide, respectively...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075135/dnmt3a-methylation-in-neuropathic-pain
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Cuijie Shao, Yong Gao, Dan Jin, Xin Xu, Shuying Tan, Hui Yu, Qingxiang Zhao, Li Zhao, Wansheng Wang, Deqiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Mu opioid receptor (MOR) plays a crucial role in mediating analgesic effects of opioids and is closely associated with the pathologies of neuropathic pain. Previous studies have reported that peripheral nerve injury downregulates MOR expression, but the epigenetic mechanisms remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, we investigated DNA methyltransferase3a (DNMT3a) expression or methylation changes within MOR promoter in the spinal cord in a neuropathic pain induced by a chronic constriction injury (CCI) mouse model and further determined whether these injury-associated changes are reversible by pharmacological interventions...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060675/effect-of-laser-diode-light-irradiation-on-growth-capability-of-human-hair-follicle-dermal-papilla-cells
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S Jampa-Ngern, K Viravaidya-Pasuwat, S Suvanasuthi, A Khantachawana
Low level laser therapy is widely used to relieve pain and inflammation, and to restore cellular functions. The photons of light are absorbed by mitochondria in cells, leading to an increase in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), nitric oxide release, blood flow, and reactive oxygen species (ROS). This study proposed the use of a laser diode array at 808 nm to stimulate the proliferation and to activate the functions of dermal papilla cells, which were an important part of the hair growth cycle...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059642/diagnostic-algorithm-and-peculiarities-of-monitoring-for-infants-with-disorders-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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Tetyana O Kryuchko, Inna M Nesina, Olha Ya Tkachenko
INTRODUCTION: The most common medical conditions in infants, which belong to pediatric and gastroenterological disease areas, are functional gastrointestinal disorders, food hypersensitivity and food allergy. First of all, these symptoms can disguise lactase deficiency, cow's milk protein allergy, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, allergic proctocolitis, gastrointestinal manifestations of atopic dermatitis, functional disorders of gastrointestinal and biliary tract, etc. The aim of our study was to develop an algorithm of monitoring for infants with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and to study the efficacy of probiotic and enzyme replacement therapy...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059509/gene-therapy-for-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-spared-nerve-injury-with-naked-plasmid-encoding-hepatocyte-growth-factor
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Hu Chunsheng, Lu Yuxin, Cheng Xiaochen, Cui Yufang, Wu Zuze, Zhang Qinglin
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain (NP) is a refractory disease in clinic and tremendously impacts on the patients' quality of life. Gene therapy is a potential strategy for the management of NP. In this paper, we examined the analgesic effect and mechanism of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: We examined the proinflammatroy gene changes in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced BV2 cells with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057994/effects-of-herpes-simplex-virus-vectors-encoding-poreless-trpv1-or-protein-phosphatase-1%C3%AE-in-a-rat-cystitis-model-induced-by-hydrogen-peroxide
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S Takai, T Majima, B Reinhart, W F Goins, Y Funahashi, M Gotoh, P Tyagi, J C Glorioso, N Yoshimura
Enhanced afferent excitability is considered to be an important pathophysiological basis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). In addition, transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) receptors are known to be involved in afferent sensitization. Animals with hydrogen peroxide (HP)-induced cystitis have been used as a model exhibiting pathologic characteristics of chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. This study investigated the effect of gene therapy with replication-defective herpes simplex virus (HSV) vectors encoding poreless TRPV1 (PL) or protein phosphatase 1 α (PP1α), a negative regulator of TRPV1, using a HP-induced rat model of cystitis...
October 20, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046485/dimethyl-fumarate-increases-fetal-hemoglobin-provides-heme-detoxification-and-corrects-anemia-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Betty Pace, Dipti Gupta, Sarah Sturtevant, Biaoru Li, Levi Makala, Julia Brittain, Nancy Moore, Benjamin F Vieira, Timothy Thullen, Ivan Stone, Huo Li, William E Hobbs, David R Light
Sickle cell disease (SCD) results from a point mutation in the β-globin gene forming hemoglobin S (HbS), which polymerizes in deoxygenated erythrocytes, triggering recurrent painful vaso-occlusive crises and chronic hemolytic anemia. Reactivation of fetal Hb (HbF) expression ameliorates these symptoms of SCD. Nuclear factor (erythroid derived-2)-like 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor that triggers cytoprotective and antioxidant pathways to limit oxidative damage and inflammation and increases HbF synthesis in CD34+ stem cell-derived erythroid progenitors...
October 19, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039835/-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-lower-extremity-atherosclerosis-during-standard-treatment-and-therapeutic-angiogenesis
#16
Yu V Chervyakov, O N Vlasenko
AIM: To compare the impact of standard conservative treatment (SCT) and its combination with therapeutic angiogenesis for 3 to 5 years on quality of life in patients with Stage II (according to the classification developed by A.V. Pokrovsky-Fontaine) lower extremity atherosclerosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 92 patients (69 men and 23 women) (mean age 65.2±7.7 years) were examined and divided into 2 groups of 46 people each. Only SCT (statins at an individually adjusted dose, antiaggregants, and graded exercise walking 3 to 5 km daily were used in Group 1; while Group 2 received SCT in combination with double injection of a plasmid-based VEGF165 gene drug (1...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032938/the-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-and-photobiomodulation-in-chronic-wound-healing
#17
Sandy W Jere, Heidi Abrahamse, Nicolette N Houreld
Wound healing is a physiological process that occurs in overlapping phases namely hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. Chronic wounds fail to proceed through these reparative processes to achieve the functional integrity within the expected time. Wound healing relies upon growth factors and cytokines for the precise and accurate regulation of cellular responses. These are achieved through the use of complex growth factor/cytokine induced signaling pathways. The Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway transmits extracellular signals to the nucleus for the transcription of genes involved in proliferation and differentiation, to name but a few...
October 6, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022756/soluble-guanylyl-cyclase-is-a-critical-regulator-of-migraine-associated-pain
#18
Manel Ben Aissa, Alycia F Tipton, Zachariah Bertels, Ronak Gandhi, Laura S Moye, Madeline Novack, Brian M Bennett, Yueting Wang, Vladislav Litosh, Sue H Lee, Irina N Gaisina, Gregory Rj Thatcher, Amynah A Pradhan
Background Nitric oxide (NO) has been heavily implicated in migraine. Nitroglycerin is a prototypic NO-donor, and triggers migraine in humans. However, nitroglycerin also induces oxidative/nitrosative stress and is a source of peroxynitrite - factors previously linked with migraine etiology. Soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) is the high affinity NO receptor in the body, and the aim of this study was to identify the precise role of sGC in acute and chronic migraine. Methods We developed a novel brain-bioavailable sGC stimulator (VL-102), and tested its hyperalgesic properties in mice...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021995/tumor-induced-osteomalacia
#19
Pablo Florenzano, Rachel I Gafni, Michael T Collins
Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome clinically characterized by bone pain, fractures and muscle weakness. It is caused by tumoral overproduction of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) that acts primarily at the proximal renal tubule, decreasing phosphate reabsorption and 1α-hydroxylation of 25 hydroxyvitamin D, thus producing hypophosphatemia and osteomalacia. Lesions are typically small, benign mesenchymal tumors that may be found in bone or soft tissue, anywhere in the body...
December 2017: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021397/varicella-zoster-virus-expresses-multiple-small-non-coding-rnas
#20
Amos Markus, Linoy Golani, Nishant Kumar Ojha, Tatiana Borodiansky-Shteinberg, Paul R Kinchington, Ronald S Goldstein
Many herpesviruses express small non coding RNAs (sncRNA), including microRNAs (miR), that may play roles in regulating lytic and latent infections. None have yet been reported in varicella zoster virus (VZV, HHV-3). Here we analyzed next generation sequencing (NGS) data for small RNAs in VZV-infected fibroblasts and human embryonic stem cell-derived (hESC) neurons. Two independent bioinformatics analyses identified more than 20 VZV-encoded 20-24 nucleotide RNAs, some of which are predicted to have stem-loop precursors potentially representing miRs...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
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