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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918355/gallium-iii-chelates-of-mixed-phosphonate-carboxylate-triazamacrocyclic-ligands-relevant-to-nuclear-medicine-structural-stability-and-in-vivo-studies
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Maria I M Prata, João P André, Zoltán Kovács, Anett I Takács, Gyula Tircsó, Imre Tóth, Carlos F G C Geraldes
Three triaza macrocyclic ligands, H6NOTP (1,4,7-triazacyclononane-N,N',N″-trimethylene phosphonic acid), H4NO2AP (1,4,7-triazacyclononane-N-methylenephosphonic acid-N',N″-dimethylenecarboxylic acid), and H5NOA2P (1,4,7-triazacyclononane-N,N'-bis(methylenephosphonic acid)-N″-methylene carboxylic acid), and their gallium(III) chelates were studied in view of their potential interest as scintigraphic and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging agents. A (1)H, (31)P and (71)Ga multinuclear NMR study gave an insight on the structure, internal dynamics and stability of the chelates in aqueous solution...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917973/inhibitory-effects-of-dianthi-herba-ethanolic-extract-on-inflammatory-and-nociceptive-responses-in-murine-macrophages-and-mouse-models-of-abdominal-writhing-and-ear-edema
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You-Chang Oh, Yun Hee Jeong, Won-Kyung Cho, Youn-Hwan Hwang, Jin Yeul Ma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dianthi Herba is a traditional herbal medicine used to treat inflammatory-related diseases including acute pyelonephritis, cystitis, laryngopharyngitis, and urethritis. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the effects of Dianthi Herba ethanolic extract (DH) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated inflammatory responses in murine macrophages as well as nociceptive and edema mouse models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The biological effects of DH on inflammatory cytokine, mediator, and related protein production were assessed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), Western blotting, and real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (real-time RT-PCR)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916653/yap-suppresses-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-progression-via-deregulation-of-the-dnp63-gpx2-axis-and-ros-accumulation
#3
Hsinyi Huang, Wenjing Zhang, Yafang Pan, Yijun Gao, Lei Deng, Fuming Li, Fei Li, Xueyan Ma, Shenda Hou, Jing Xu, Peixue Li, Xiaoxun Li, Guohong Hu, Cheng Li, Haiquan Chen, Lei Zhang, Hongbin Ji
Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), accounting for approximately 30% of non-small cell lung cancer, is often refractory to therapy. Screening a small molecule library, we identified digitoxin as a high potency compound for suppressing human lung SCC growth in vitro and in vivo. Mechanistic investigations revealed that digitoxin attenuated YAP phosphorylation and promoted YAP nuclear sequestration. YAP activation led to excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by downregulating the antioxidant enzyme GPX2 in a manner related to p63 blockade...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916494/transflammation-innate-immune-signaling-in-nuclear-reprogramming
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Shu Meng, Palas Chanda, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, John P Cooke
Induction of pluripotency in somatic cells by retroviral overexpression of four transcription factors has revolutionized the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. The efficient induction of pluripotency requires the activation of innate immune signaling in a process termed "transflammation" [1]. Specifically, the stimulation of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) causes global alterations in the expression and activity of epigenetic modifiers to favor an open chromatin configuration. Activation of toll-like receptors (TLR) or RIG-1-like receptors (RLR) [2] trigger signaling cascades that result in NFκB or IRF-3 mediated changes in epigenetic plasticity that facilitate reprogramming...
September 12, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915942/development-of-a-validated-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantification-of-19-endogenous-asthma-copd-potential-urinary-biomarkers
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Mona M Khamis, Darryl J Adamko, Anas El-Aneed
Obstructive airways inflammatory diseases sometimes show overlapping symptoms that hinder their early and correct diagnosis. Current clinical tests are tedious and are of inadequate specificity in special population such as the elderly and children. Therefore, we are developing tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) methods for targeted analysis of urine biomarkers. Recently, proton-nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H-NMR) analysis proposed 50 urinary metabolites as potential diagnostic biomarkers among asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914193/chalcone-derivatives-anti-inflammatory-potential-and-molecular-targets-perspectives
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Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, Sanjay Kumar Bharti, Vivek Asati
Chalcone or (E)-1,3-diphenyl-2-propene-1-one scaffold has gained considerable scientific interest in medicinal chemistry owing to its simple chemistry, ease in synthesizing a variety of derivatives and exhibiting a broad range of promising pharmacological activities by modulating several molecular targets. A number of natural and (semi-) synthetic chalcone derivatives have demonstrated admirable anti-inflammatory activity due to their inhibitory potential against various therapeutic targets like cyclooxygenase (COX), lipooxygenase (LOX), interleukins (IL), prostaglandins (PGs), nitric oxide synthase (NOS), leukotriene D4 (LTD4), nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), intracellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and TLR4/MD-2, etc...
September 14, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913731/inter-and-intra-observer-reproducibility-of-quantitative-analysis-for-fp-cit-spect-in-patients-with-dlb
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Atsutaka Okizaki, Michihiro Nakayama, Kaori Nakajima, Takayuki Katayama, Takahiro Uno, Fumiyoshi Morikawa, Juichiro Naoe, Koji Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Dopamine transporter single photon emission CT (DAT-SPECT) is useful in the evaluation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The specific binding ratio (SBR) is an index to measure DAT density. However, poorly reproducible cases are occasionally experienced in clinical practice. We hypothesized that distance-weighted histogram (DWH) may be useful to improve the reproducibility of SBR. The purpose of this study was to investigate inter- and intra-observer reproducibility of SBR with conventional and DWH methods, and to visually evaluate the precision in reference voxel of interest (VOI) definition using these methods...
September 14, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913157/non-functioning-gastroenteropancreatic-gep-tumors-a-111-in-pentetreotide-spect-ct-diagnostic-study
#8
Angela Spanu, Orazio Schillaci, Bastiana Piras, Diego F Calvisi, Antonio Falchi, Roberta Danieli, Susanna Nuvoli, Franca Dore, Giuseppe Madeddu
In a retrospective study performed in non-functioning GEP tumor patients we further investigated (111)In-Pentetreotide SPECT/CT usefulness in diagnosis, staging and follow-up also evaluating whether the procedure may give more information than conventional imaging procedures (CIP), such as CT, MRI, US. We enrolled 104 consecutive patients with non-functioning GEP tumors, 30 in initial diagnosis and staging phases (IDS) and 74 in follow-up (FU). All patients underwent somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) whole body scan at 4, 24 and, if necessary, 48 hours followed by abdominal and chest SPECT/CT after (111)In-Pentetreotide 148-222 MBq i...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913156/head-and-neck-pet-ct-therapy-response-interpretation-criteria-hopkins-criteria-external-validation-study
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Ayse Tuba Kendi, David Brandon, Jeffrey Switchenko, Jeffery Trad Wadsworth, Mark W El-Deiry, Nabil F Saba, David M Schuster, Rathan M Subramaniam
Qualitative assessment of PET/CT results in post therapy is very important to provide a reproducible and systemic reporting. A recently introduced response criteria, known as the Hopkins criteria showed promising results. Our aim is to externally validate the Hopkins interpretation system to assess therapy response in head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). The study included 69 biopsy proven HNSCC patients who underwent post therapy PET/CT between 5-24 weeks after completion of therapy. PET/CT images were interpreted by one nuclear medicine physician and one nuclear radiologist, independently...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912151/in-vitro-evaluation-of-molecular-tumor-targets-in-nuclear-medicine-immunohistochemistry-is-one-option-but-under-which-conditions
#10
Jean Claude Reubi
The identification of new molecular targets for diagnostic and therapeutic applications using in vitro methods is an important challenge in nuclear medicine. One of the methods is immunohistochemistry, increasingly popular due to its easy-to-perform procedure. This review presents the case for conducting receptor immunohistochemistry to evaluate potential molecular targets in human tumor tissue sections. The focus is on the immunohistochemistry of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR), one of the largest families of cell surface proteins, representing a major class of drug targets and thus playing an important role in nuclear medicine...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911214/growth-regulation-by-estrogen-in-breast-cancer-1-greb1-is-a-novel-progesterone-responsive-gene-required-for-human-endometrial-stromal-decidualization
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Alison J Camden, Maria M Szwarc, Sangappa B Chadchan, Francesco J DeMayo, Bert W O'Malley, John P Lydon, Ramakrishna Kommagani
STUDY QUESTION: Is Growth Regulation by Estrogen in Breast Cancer 1 (GREB1) required for progesterone-driven endometrial stromal cell decidualization? SUMMARY ANSWER: GREB1 is a novel progesterone-responsive gene required for progesterone-driven human endometrial stromal cell (HESC) decidualization. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Successful establishment of pregnancy requires HESCs to transform from fibroblastic to epithelioid cells in a process called decidualization...
September 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910997/paediatric-nuclear-medicine-imaging
#12
Lorenzo Biassoni, Marina Easty
Background: Nuclear medicine imaging explores tissue viability and function by using radiotracers that are taken up at cellular level with different mechanism. This imaging technique can also be used to assess blood flow and transit through tubular organs. Nuclear medicine imaging has been used in paediatrics for decades and this field is continuously evolving. Sources of data: The data presented comes from clinical experience and some milestone papers on the subject...
September 1, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910587/trichosanthin-attenuates-vascular-injury-induced-neointimal-hyperplasia-following-balloon-catheter-injury-in-rats
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Min Qiu, Zheng Yang, Xiao-Hua Guo, Yu-Ting Song, Ming An, Guo-Jun Zhao, Miao Song, Xiao-Min Zhao, Yun-Shan Zhao, Quan-Li Liu
Trichosanthin (TCS), isolated from the root tuber of Trichosantheskirilowii, a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal plant, belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family, was found to exhibit numerous biological and pharmacological activities including anti-inflammatory. However, the effects of TCS on arterial injury induced neointimal hyperplasia and inflammatory cell infiltration remains poorly understood. The aim of study was to examine the effectiveness of TCS on arterial injury-mediated inflammatory processes and underlying mechanisms...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910148/bulk-scale-formulation-of-therapeutic-doses-of-clinical-grade-ready-to-use-177-lu-dota-tate-the-intricate-radiochemistry-aspects
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Anupam Mathur, Vrinda Prashant, Navin Sakhare, Sudipta Chakraborty, K V Vimalnath, Repaka Krishna Mohan, Chanda Arjun, Barkha Karkhanis, Ravi Seshan, Sandip Basu, Aruna Korde, Sharmila Banerjee, Ashutosh Dash, Satbir Singh Sachdev
INTRODUCTION: (177)Lu-DOTA-TATE is a clinically useful and promising therapeutic radiopharmaceutical for peptide receptor radionuclide therapy of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) overexpressing somatostatin receptors. Currently, the radiopharmaceutical is prepared in-house at nuclear medicine centers, thereby restricting its use to limited centers only. In this article, the authors describe systematic studies toward bulk scale formulation of "ready-to-use" (177)Lu-DOTA-TATE using medium specific activity (177)Lu (740-1110 GBq/mg) at a centralized radiopharmacy facility...
September 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903618/biomaterial-cues-regulate-epigenetic-state-and-cell-functions-a-systematic-review
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Longwei Lv, Yiman Tang, Ping Zhang, Yunsong Liu, Xiangsong Bai, Yongsheng Zhou
Biomaterial cues can act as potent regulators of cell niche and microenvironment. Epigenetic regulation plays an important role in cell functions, including proliferation, differentiation, and reprograming. It is now well appreciated that biomaterials can alter epigenetic states of cells. Here we systematically reviewed the underlying epigenetic mechanisms of how different biomaterial cues, including material chemistry, topography, elasticity and mechanical stimulus, influence cell functions, such as nuclear deformation, cell proliferation, differentiation and reprograming, to summarize the differences and similarities among each biomaterial cues and their mechanisms, and to find common and unique properties of different biomaterial cues...
September 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902359/isoastragaloside-i-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-inflammatory-responses-in-bv-2-microglial-cells-stimulated-with-lipopolysaccharide
#16
Hongshuai Liu, Fei Huang, Hui Wu, Beibei Zhang, Hailian Shi, Xiaojun Wu, Zhibi Hu
The excessive activation of microglia in many neurodegenerative diseases is detrimental to neuronal survival. Isoastragaloside I (ISO I) is a natural saponin molecule found within the roots of Astragalus membranaceus, a famous traditional Chinese medicine. In the present study, the anti‑inflammatory effects and the mechanisms of action of ISO I on activated BV-2 cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) were investigated. ISO I dose‑dependently inhibited the excessive release of nitric oxide (NO) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in the LPS-stimulated BV-2 cells...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900533/seabuckthorn-paste-protects-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice-through-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress
#17
Leilei Du, Xiaoxin Hu, Chu Chen, Tingting Kuang, Hengfu Yin, Li Wan
Oxidative stress is one of the major mechanisms implicated in endotoxin-induced acute lung injury. Seabuckthorn paste (SP), a traditional Tibetan medicine with high content of polyphenols and remarkable antioxidant activity, is commonly used in treating pulmonary diseases. In the present study, the protective effects and possible underlying mechanisms of SP on lipopolysaccharide- (LPS-) induced acute lung injury in mice were investigated. It was found that body weight loss, lung tissue microstructure lesions, transvascular leakage increase, malondialdehyde augmentation, and the reduction of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase levels caused by LPS challenge were all consistently relieved by SP treatment in a dose-dependent manner...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900464/synergistic-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-between-modified-citrus-pectin-and-honokiol
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Cheppail Ramachandran, Barry Wilk, Steven J Melnick, Isaac Eliaz
Inflammation is a normal physiological process; however, dysregulation of this process may contribute to inflammatory-based chronic disorders and diseases in animals and humans. Therefore, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of natural products, often recognized in traditional medicine systems, represent therapeutic modalities to reduce or prevent uncontrolled inflammatory processes which in turn potentially ameliorate or prevent sequelae of inflammatory-based symptoms of chronic diseases. We have investigated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of honokiol (HNK) and modified citrus pectin (MCP) in vitro and examined whether the MCP : HNK combination has synergistic effects on antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899512/nepeta-deflersiana-attenuates-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-injuries-in-rats-possible-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-inflammation-through-nuclear-factor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-downregulation
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Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel, Mohammad Raish, Shagufta Perveen, Ghada Ahmed Fawzy, Ajaz Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari, Shahid Mudassar, Majid Ahmad Ganaie
BACKGROUND: Nepeta deflersiana (Lamiaceae) is a perennial herb used in the Saudi and Yemeni folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory, carminative, and antirheumatic agent. PURPOSE: This study explores the phytochemistry of the plant and the cardioprotective effect of N. deflersiana ethanolic extract (NDEE) against isoproterenol (ISP)-induced myocardial injury in rats. DESIGN/METHODS: Cardiac function, serum cardiac enzymes, myocardial antioxidants, inflammatory, and apoptotic biomarkers, and histopathological parameters were studied in ISP-injured Wistar rat heart tissues...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898054/synthesis-radiolabeling-and-characterization-of-plasma-protein-binding-ligands-potential-tools-for-modulation-of-the-pharmacokinetic-properties-of-radio-pharmaceuticals
#20
Cristina Müller, Renáta Farkas, Francesca Borgna, Raffaella M Schmid, Martina Benešová, Roger Schibli
The development of (radio)pharmaceuticals with favorable pharmacokinetic profiles is crucial for allowing the optimization of the imaging or therapeutic potential and the minimization of undesired side effects. The aim of this study was, therefore, to evaluate and compare three different plasma protein binders (PPB-01, PPB-02, and PPB-03) that are potentially useful in combination with (radio)pharmaceuticals to enhance their half-life in the blood. The entities were functionalized with a 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA) chelator via a l-lysine and β-alanine linker moiety using solid-phase peptide chemistry and labeled with (177)Lu (T1/2 = 6...
September 12, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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