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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777975/geriatric-analysis-from-prodige-20-randomized-phase-ii-trial-evaluating-bevacizumab-chemotherapy-versus-chemotherapy-alone-in-older-patients-with-untreated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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T Aparicio, O Bouché, E Francois, F Retornaz, E Barbier, J Taieb, S Kirscher, P-L Etienne, R Faroux, F Khemissa Akouz, F El Hajbi, C Locher, Y Rinaldi, T Lecomte, S Lavau-Denes, M Baconnier, A Oden-Gangloff, D Genet, L Bedenne, E Paillaud
BACKGROUND: Older patients have frailty characteristics that impair the transposition of treatment results found in younger patients. Predictive factors are needed to help with treatment choices for older patients. The PRODIGE 20 study is a randomized phase II study that evaluated chemotherapy associated with bevacizumab (BEV) or not (CT) in patients aged 75 years or older. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients underwent a geriatric assessment at randomization and at each evaluation...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777935/effect-of-different-alkyl-groups-on-excited-state-tautomerization-of-7ai-azaindole-h-2-o-a-theoretical-study
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Jiacheng Yi, Hua Fang
The effect of substituted alkyl groups at different substituted position on the first excited-state proton transfer of nR7AI-H2 O (n = 2-6; R = CH3 , C2 H5 , CF3 ) complexes were theoretically investigated at the TD-M06-2X/6-31 + G(d, p) level. Here n value denoted the substituted position Cn of R group. The replacement of alkyl R group had no effect on the features of HOMO and LUMO, but influenced the S0  → S1 adiabatic transition energies of the nR7AI-H2 O complex. Through computation, we found that the double proton transfer took place in a concerted but asynchronous protolysis pattern regardless of substituted group R and substituted position in the nR7AI-H2 O complex...
May 16, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777444/comparison-of-lawsone-contents-among-lawsonia-inermis-plant-parts-and-neurite-outgrowth-accelerators-from-branches
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Yoshimi Oda, Souichi Nakashima, Erina Kondo, Seikou Nakamura, Mamiko Yano, Chisa Kubota, Yusuke Masumoto, Minami Hirao, Yuki Ogawa, Hisashi Matsuda
Lawsonia inermis L. (Lythraceae) is cultivated in many countries, including Japan, China, India and Egypt. Its leaves are well known as hair dye and exhibit antibacterial, anticancer, antifungal and anticonvulsant activities. However, there are few reports on its branches. 2-Hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone (lawsone) is a characteristic compound in its leaves. However, it remains to be clarified whether lawsone is present in other plant parts or not. In this study, we measured lawsone contents in the extracts of L...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777377/radiolabeled-f-ab-2-cetuximab-for-theranostic-purposes-in-colorectal-and-skin-tumor-bearing-mice-models
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P-S Bellaye, M Moreau, O Raguin, A Oudot, C Bernhard, J-M Vrigneaud, L Dumont, D Vandroux, F Denat, A Cochet, F Brunotte, B Collin
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate theranostic strategies in colorectal and skin cancer based on fragments of cetuximab, an anti-EGFR mAb, labeled with radionuclide with imaging and therapeutic properties, 111 In and 177 Lu, respectively. METHODS: We designed F(ab')2 -fragments of cetuximab radiolabeled with 111 In and 177 Lu. 111 In-F(ab')2 -cetuximab tumor targeting and biodistribution were evaluated by SPECT in BalbC nude mice bearing primary colorectal tumors...
May 17, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777255/inhibition-of-sialidase-activity-and-cellular-invasion-by-the-bacterial-vaginosis-pathogen-gardnerella-vaginalis
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G Govinden, J L Parker, K L Naylor, A M Frey, D O C Anumba, G P Stafford
Bacterial vaginosis is a genital tract infection, thought to be caused by transformation of a lactobacillus-rich flora to a dysbiotic microbiota enriched in mixed anaerobes. The most prominent of these is Gardnerella vaginalis (GV), an anaerobic pathogen that produces sialidase enzyme to cleave terminal sialic acid residues from human glycans. Notably, high sialidase activity is associated with preterm birth and low birthweight. We explored the potential of the sialidase inhibitor Zanamavir against GV whole cell sialidase activity using methyl-umbelliferyl neuraminic acid (MU-NANA) cleavage assays, with Zanamavir causing a 30% reduction in whole cell GV sialidase activity (p < 0...
May 18, 2018: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776407/comparative-genomics-of-the-miniature-wasp-and-pest-control-agent-trichogramma-pretiosum
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Amelia R I Lindsey, Yogeshwar D Kelkar, Xin Wu, Dan Sun, Ellen O Martinson, Zhichao Yan, Paul F Rugman-Jones, Daniel S T Hughes, Shwetha C Murali, Jiaxin Qu, Shannon Dugan, Sandra L Lee, Hsu Chao, Huyen Dinh, Yi Han, Harsha Vardhan Doddapaneni, Kim C Worley, Donna M Muzny, Gongyin Ye, Richard A Gibbs, Stephen Richards, Soojin V Yi, Richard Stouthamer, John H Werren
BACKGROUND: Trichogrammatids are minute parasitoid wasps that develop within other insect eggs. They are less than half a millimeter long, smaller than some protozoans. The Trichogrammatidae are one of the earliest branching families of Chalcidoidea: a diverse superfamily of approximately half a million species of parasitoid wasps, proposed to have evolved from a miniaturized ancestor. Trichogramma are frequently used in agriculture, released as biological control agents against major moth and butterfly pests...
May 18, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776122/glassy-phase-in-quenched-disordered-crystalline-membranes
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O Coquand, K Essafi, J-P Kownacki, D Mouhanna
We investigate the flat phase of D-dimensional crystalline membranes embedded in a d-dimensional space and submitted to both metric and curvature quenched disorders using a nonperturbative renormalization group approach. We identify a second-order phase transition controlled by a finite-temperature, finite-disorder fixed point unreachable within the leading order of ε=4-D and 1/d expansions. This critical point divides the flow diagram into two basins of attraction: that associated with the finite-temperature fixed point controlling the long-distance behavior of disorder-free membranes and that associated with the zero-temperature, finite-disorder fixed point...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776097/modeling-flow-and-transport-in-fracture-networks-using-graphs
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S Karra, D O'Malley, J D Hyman, H S Viswanathan, G Srinivasan
Fractures form the main pathways for flow in the subsurface within low-permeability rock. For this reason, accurately predicting flow and transport in fractured systems is vital for improving the performance of subsurface applications. Fracture sizes in these systems can range from millimeters to kilometers. Although modeling flow and transport using the discrete fracture network (DFN) approach is known to be more accurate due to incorporation of the detailed fracture network structure over continuum-based methods, capturing the flow and transport in such a wide range of scales is still computationally intractable...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775998/high-pressure-raman-study-of-type-i-collagen
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Amalia Maria Paschou, Maria Katsikini, Dimitrios Christofilos, John Arvanitidis, Sotirios Ves
The high pressure response of type-I collagen from bovine Achilles tendon is investigated with micro-Raman spectroscopy. Fluorinert™ and methanol-ethanol mixtures were used as pressure transmitting media (PTM) in a diamond anvil cell. The Raman spectrum of collagen is dominated by three bands centred at approximately 1450, 1660 and 2930 cm-1 , attributed to C-H deformation, C=O stretching of the peptide bond (amide-I band) and C-H stretching modes, respectively. Upon pressure increase, using Fluorinert™ as PTM, a shift towards higher frequencies of the C-H stretching and deformation peaks is observed...
May 18, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775866/identification-of-udp-glucosyltransferases-from-the-aluminum-resistant-tree-eucalyptus-camaldulensis-forming-%C3%AE-glucogallin-the-precursor-of-hydrolyzable-tannins
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Ko Tahara, Mitsuru Nishiguchi, Andrej Frolov, Juliane Mittasch, Carsten Milkowski
In the highly aluminum-resistant tree Eucalyptus camaldulensis, hydrolyzable tannins are proposed to play a role in internal detoxification of aluminum, which is a major factor inhibiting plant growth on acid soils. To understand and modulate the molecular mechanisms of aluminum detoxification by hydrolyzable tannins, the biosynthetic genes need to be identified. In this study, we identified and characterized genes encoding UDP-glucose:gallate glucosyltransferase, which catalyzes the formation of 1-O-galloyl-β-d-glucose (β-glucogallin), the precursor of hydrolyzable tannins...
May 15, 2018: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775719/the-characteristics-and-antioxidation-of-oudemansiella-radicata-selenium-polysaccharides-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-endo-toxemic-mice
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Zheng Gao, Chen Zhang, Hui Liu, Yongfa Zhu, Zhenzhen Ren, Huijuan Jing, Shangshang Li, Jianjun Zhang, Xingtian Liu, Le Jia
The selenium polysaccharides (SPS) by Oudemansiella radicata were isolated, and two hydrolysates (enzymatic-SPS (ESPS) and acidic-SPS (ASPS)) were obtained by enzymolysis and acidolysis. The endo-toxemic-induced lung and kidney damages were successfully established by the lipopolysaccharides (LPS) injection (5 mg/kg/d). The in vivo mice experiments indicated that the ESPS showed superior antioxidant and protective effects against the LPS-toxicities by increasing the antioxidant activities, reducing lipid peroxidation, improving the inflammatory response and elevating the kidney and lung functions than SPS and ASPS...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775389/systematic-review-of-the-impact-of-cancer-survivorship-care-plans-on-health-outcomes-and-health-care-delivery
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Paul B Jacobsen, Antonio P DeRosa, Tara O Henderson, Deborah K Mayer, Chaya S Moskowitz, Electra D Paskett, Julia H Rowland
Purpose Numerous organizations recommend that patients with cancer receive a survivorship care plan (SCP) comprising a treatment summary and follow-up care plans. Among current barriers to implementation are providers' concerns about the strength of evidence that SCPs improve outcomes. This systematic review evaluates whether delivery of SCPs has a positive impact on health outcomes and health care delivery for cancer survivors. Methods Randomized and nonrandomized studies evaluating patient-reported outcomes, health care use, and disease outcomes after delivery of SCPs were identified by searching MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Cochrane Library...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775128/long-term-serum-platinum-changes-and-their-association-with-cisplatin-related-late-effects-in-testicular-cancer-survivors
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Line V Hjelle, Per O M Gundersen, Ragnhild Hellesnes, Mette Sprauten, Marianne Brydøy, Torgrim Tandstad, Tom Wilsgaard, Sophie D Fosså, Jan Oldenburg, Roy M Bremnes, Hege S Haugnes
BACKGROUND: The long-term toxicities after cisplatin-based chemotherapy (CBCT) reveal a remarkable inter-individual variation among testicular cancer survivors (TCSs). Therefore, we assessed long-term platinum (Pt) changes and their associations with CBCT-related late effects in TCSs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 77 TCSs treated with CBCT from 1984 to 1990, blood samples for analyses of Pt and a questionnaire including self-reported neuro- and ototoxicity (NTX) symptoms were collected during two follow-up surveys at median 12 (Survey I; SI) and 20 (Survey II; SII) years after treatment...
May 18, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775091/chronotherapy-of-maxacalcitol-on-skin-inflammation-induced-by-topical-12-o-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-in-mice
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Daisuke Yoshioka, Hitoshi Ando, Kentaro Ushijima, Masafumi Kumazaki, Akio Fujimura
In general, chronotherapy is desirable for a more effective and/or safe dosage regimen. In this study, a daily rhythm of skin vitamin D receptor (VDR) and chronotherapeutic profiles of maxacalcitol, a vitamin D analogue, were evaluated using mice with skin inflammation induced by topical 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA). This study showed that skin nuclear VDR expression in TPA-treated mice has a daily rhythm with the peak at the middle of active period. The effects of maxacalcitol were greater after dosing during early to middle of active period than those after dosing during early to middle of inactive period...
May 18, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775043/designing-a-dy-2-single-molecule-magnet-with-two-well-differentiated-relaxation-processes-by-using-a-nonsymmetric-bis-bidentate-bipyrimidine-n-oxide-ligand-a-comparison-with-mononuclear-counterparts
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Ismael F Díaz-Ortega, Juan Manuel Herrera, Daniel Aravena, Eliseo Ruiz, Tulika Gupta, Gopalan Rajaraman, H Nojiri, Enrique Colacio
Herein we report a dinuclear [(μ-mbpymNO){(tmh)3 Dy}2 ] (1) single-molecule magnet (SMM) showing two nonequivalent DyIII centers, which was rationally prepared from the reaction of Dy(tmh)3 moieties (tmh = 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionate) and the asymmetric bis-bidentate bridging ligand 4-methylbipyrimidine (mbpymNO). Depending on whether the DyIII ions coordinate to the N^O or N^N bidentate donor sets, the DyIII sites present a NO7 ( D2 d geometry) or N2 O6 ( D4 d ) coordination sphere. As a consequence, two different thermally activated magnetic relaxation processes are observed with anisotropy barriers of 47...
May 18, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774905/dual-emissions-and-thermochromic-luminescences-of-isomorphic-chiral-twofold-interpenetrated-3-d-nets-built-from-i-1-o-2-type-hybrid-inorganic-organic-frameworks-of-nh-2-ch-3-2-3-pb-2-x-3-bdc-2-x-br-i
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Shao-Xian Liu, Guo-Jun Yuan, Lu Zhai, Lifeng Wang, Hong-Bin Luo, Xiao-Ming Ren
Two pairs of MOF-based hybrid enantiomorphs, [NH2(CH3)2]3[Pb2X3(BDC)2] (H2BDC = 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, X = Br or I), have been synthesized using the solvothermal reaction and then manually separated, which are labeled as 1a/1b (X = Br) and 2a/2b (X = I). The isomorphic 1a and 2a crystallize in tetragonal space group P43212, and the isomorphic 1b and 2b in the enantiomorphic space group P41212. Twofold interpenetrated three-dimensional (3-D) networks were built from two sets of equivalent I1O2 type hybrid inorganic-organic frameworks in 1a/1b and 2a/2b...
May 18, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774557/diabetes-induced-microvascular-complications-at-the-level-of-the-spinal-cord-a-contributing-factor-in-diabetic-neuropathic-pain
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N Ved, M E Da Vitoria Lobo, S M Bestall, C L Vidueira, N Beazley-Long, K Ballmer-Hofer, M Hirashima, D O Bates, L F Donaldson, R P Hulse
Abnormalities of neurovascular interactions within the central nervous system of diabetic patients is associated with the onset of many neurological disease states. However, to date, the link between the neurovascular network within the spinal cord and regulation of nociception has not been investigated despite neuropathic pain being common in diabetes. We hypothesised that hyperglycaemia-induced endothelial degeneration in the spinal cord, due to suppression of VEGF-A/VEGFR2 signalling, induces diabetic neuropathic pain...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774341/porous-nico-2-o-4-nanoarray-integrated-binder-free-3d-open-electrode-offers-a-highly-efficient-sensing-platform-for-enzyme-free-glucose-detection
#18
X Luo, M Huang, D He, M Wang, Y Zhang, P Jiang
High electrical conductivity and the exposure to more active sites are crucial to boost the performance of a glucose sensor. A porous binary metal oxide nanoarray integrated on a binder-free 3D electrode is expected to offer a highly sensitive sensing platform. As a model, porous NiCo2O4 nanowire arrays supported on carbon cloth (NiCo2O4 NWA/CC) have been prepared and used for enzyme-free glucose sensing. NiCo2O4 NWA/CC shows larger effective surface area, superior electronic conductivity, and higher catalytic activity towards enzyme-free glucose sensing, with a linear range from 1 μM to 0...
May 18, 2018: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774287/prevalence-of-gastrointestinal-helminth-infections-of-dog-in-enugu-state-south-eastern-nigeria
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I K Idika, E C Onuorah, C F Obi, P U Umeakuana, C O Nwosu, D N Onah, S N Chiejina
The prevalence of gastrointestinal helminth infections of dog in Enugu State, South Eastern Nigeria was studied retrospectively and prospectively. In the retrospective study, records of all diagnosed helminth infections of dogs brought to the University of Nigeria Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Nsukka from January, 2006 to September 2013 were collated and analyzed. The prospective study was carried out between October 2013 and July 2014 by examination of 263 faecal samples collected per rectum from dogs presented to a purposively selected Veterinary Clinics in Enugu metropolis and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka...
August 2017: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774126/autophagy-deficient-breast-cancer-shows-early-tumor-recurrence-and-escape-from-dormancy
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Hussein F Aqbi, Liliya Tyutyunyk-Massey, Rebecca C Keim, Savannah E Butler, Theresa Thekkudan, Supriya Joshi, Timothy M Smith, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Michael O Idowu, Harry D Bear, Kyle K Payne, David A Gewirtz, Masoud H Manjili
Breast cancer patients who initially respond to cancer therapies often succumb to distant recurrence of the disease. It is not clear why people with the same type of breast cancer respond to treatments differently; some escape from dormancy and relapse earlier than others. In addition, some tumor clones respond to immunotherapy while others do not. We investigated how autophagy plays a role in accelerating or delaying recurrence of neu-overexpressing mouse mammary carcinoma (MMC) following adriamycin (ADR) treatment, and in affecting response to immunotherapy...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
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