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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102943/comparison-of-five-cluster-validity-indices-performance-in-brain-18-f-fet-pet-image-segmentation-using-k-means
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Bedor Abualhaj, Guoyang Weng, Melissa Ong, Ali Asgar Attarwala, Flavia Molina, Karen Büsing, Gerhard Glatting
PURPOSE: Dynamic [(18) F]fluoro-ethyl-L-tyrosine positron emission tomography ([(18) F]FET-PET) is used to identify tumor lesions for radiotherapy treatment planning, to differentiate glioma recurrence from radiation necrosis and to classify gliomas grading. To segment different regions in the brain k-means cluster analysis can be used. The main disadvantage of k-means is that the number of clusters must be pre-defined. In this study, we therefore compared different cluster validity indices for automated and reproducible determination of the optimal number of clusters based on the dynamic PET data...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102734/fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-dependent-effector-molecules-as-a-critical-mediator-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-current-status-and-future-directions
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Ramamoorthi Ganesan, Mahaboobkhan Rasool
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic-autoimmune-mediated disease characterized by synovial hyperplasia and progressive destruction of joint. Currently available biological agents and inhibitor therapy that specifically target tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin 1β (IL-1β), IL-6, T cells, B cells, and subcellular molecules (p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase and janus kinase) cannot facilitate complete remission in all patients and are unable to cure the disease. Therefore, further potent therapeutic targets need to be identified for effective treatment and successful clinical outcomes in patients with RA...
January 19, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102478/influence-of-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Rose Mary Ferreira Lisboa da Silva
BACKGROUND: Inflammation markers have been associated with cardiovascular diseases including atrial fibrillation. This arrhythmia is the most frequent, with an incidence of 38/1000 person-years. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aims of this study are to discuss the association between inflammation, atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation and its clinical implications. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease and inflammation is a triggering factor of atherosclerotic plaque rupture...
January 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102156/quality-of-life-in-pediatric-patients-with-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head
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Luanne Lísle Dos Santos Silva, Marilda Castelar, Marcos Almeida Matos
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate health-related quality of life in pediatric patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A comparative study was conducted involving 32 children and adolescents in "ONFH Group" (subjects with a diagnosis of ONFH) and 44 in "Comparison Group" (asymptomatic children), both aged between 8 and 18. Clinical and sociodemographic data were obtained along with PedsQL 4.0 questionnaires to evaluate the quality of life in the age-ranges studied...
October 28, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102119/glutathione-and-glutathione-transferase-omega-1-as-key-posttranslational-regulators-in-macrophages
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Mark M Hughes, Anne F McGettrick, Luke A J O'Neill
Macrophage activation during phagocytosis or by pattern recognition receptors, such as Toll-like receptor 4, leads to the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS act as a microbicidal defense mechanism, promoting clearance of infection, allowing for resolution of inflammation. Overproduction of ROS, however, overwhelms our cellular antioxidant defense system, promoting oxidation of protein machinery, leading to macrophage dysregulation and pathophysiology of chronic inflammatory conditions, such as atherosclerosis...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102002/pseudoherpetic-transient-acantholytic-dermatosis-grover-disease-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kiran Motaparthi
Three cases of pseudoherpetic transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease) are presented, followed by a brief review of prior reports. All three patients were above the age of 60 and presented with a pruritic eruption composed of papules with or without vesicles distributed on the trunk. For all three patients, the clinical differential diagnosis included drug eruption but did not include Grover disease; in one patient, the clinical impression included herpesvirus infection. Similar histologic and immunohistochemical findings were demonstrated in all three cases...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101818/autophagy-is-a-regulator-of-trail-induced-apoptosis-in-nsclc-a549-cells
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Yuqing Chen, Xin Zhou, Jianou Qiao, Aihua Bao
Autophagy, a catabolic process by which cytoplasmic components are degraded in lysosomes, plays an important role in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. Dysregulation of autophagy is associated with several diseases. However, few studies have addressed the role of autophagy in the lung, and its role in lung diseases remains unclear. In the present study, we examined the effect of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) on autophagy in A549 cells and explored the underlying mechanisms...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101786/evaluation-of-t-regulatory-lymphocytes-transcription-factors-in-htlv-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis-ham-tsp-patients
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Sanaz Ahmadi Ghezeldasht, Hamed Sadeghian, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh, Seyyed Ali Akbar Shamsian, Houshang Rafatpanah, Mahmood Mahmoodi, Seyyed Abdolrahim Rezaee
HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is an aggressive neurological disease. The CD4(+)CD25(+) T cell population plays pivotal roles in the maintenance of immunological tolerance and prevention of such autoimmune diseases. In the current study, proviral load (PVL), factor forkhead box p3 (Foxp3), and glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor-related protein (GITR) gene expression and regulatory T cells (Tregs) counts of 21 HAM/TSP patients and 16 HTLV-1 healthy carriers (ACs) were measured using real-time PCR, TaqMan method, and flow cytometry...
January 18, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101775/clinical-experience-in-the-treatment-of-children-who-swallowed-multiple-magnetic-foreign-bodies-a-report-of-five-cases
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Yue-Bin Zhang, Zhi-Gang Gao, Qi-Xing Xiong, Li-Feng Zhang, Dou-Te Cai, Jia-Bin Cai
BACKGROUND: Several clinical reports have been published on complications resulting from swallowing multiple magnetic foreign bodies. This study aimed to summarize the clinical experience of managing children who swallowed multiple magnetic foreign bodies. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical records of five children who swallowed multiple magnetic foreign bodies and were admitted to our hospital during June 2012 to June 2014. Details of the patients' presentation, imaging studies, complications and treatment were recorded...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101713/macro-and-microelement-content-and-other-properties-of-chaenomeles-japonica-l-fruit-and-protective-effects-of-its-aqueous-extract-on-hepatocyte-metabolism
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Irena Baranowska-Bosiacka, Beata Bosiacka, Julita Rast, Izabela Gutowska, Jolanta Wolska, Ewa Rębacz-Maron, Kamila Dębia, Katarzyna Janda, Jan Korbecki, Dariusz Chlubek
This growing interest in the cultivation of Japanese quince Chaenomeles japonica L. results from the potentially beneficial properties of its fruit. Fresh fruits are very firm and too acidic to eat raw, but their bioactive components, distinctive aroma, and high amount of dietary fiber make the fruits well suited for industrial processing. However, not all the properties of the fruit have been investigated. For example, there are no comprehensive reports about the mineral content or potentially harmful effects on liver metabolism...
January 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101568/puerarin-inhibits-m2-polarization-and-metastasis-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-from-nsclc-xenograft-model-via-inactivating-mek-erk-1-2-pathway
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Honggang Kang, Jing Zhang, Baozhong Wang, Meirong Liu, Jun Zhao, Mengxiang Yang, Yingxue Li
Non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) metastasis is responsible for most of cancer-related mortality. The tumor associated macrophages (TAMs) are known to be crucial cells in lung cancer and are usually divided into two antagonistic types, M1 and M2. Puerarin has a wide spectrum of pharmacological properties. The present study explores puerarin on macrophage polarization and metastasis of NSCLC. The results demonstrated that puerarin inhibited tumor growth and tumor volumes in NSCLC xenograft model, increased M1 markers [CD197+, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)+, CD40+)] and reduced M2 markers (CD206+, Arg-1+ and CD163+)...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101496/medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-a-preliminary-retrospective-study-of-130-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Woo-Sung Choi, Jae-Il Lee, Hyun-Joong Yoon, Chang-Ki Min, Sang-Hwa Lee
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by a neoplastic proliferation of plasma cells primarily in the bone marrow. Bisphosphonates (BP) are used as supportive therapy in the management of MM. This study aimed to analyze the incidence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes of medication-related necrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) in MM patients. METHODS: One hundred thirty MM patients who had previous dental evaluations were retrospectively reviewed. Based on several findings, we applied the staging and treatment strategies on MRONJ...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101225/monocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-as-a-potent-suppressor-of-tumor-immunity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Katarzyna Pogoda, Maria Pyszniak, Paweł Rybojad, Jacek Tabarkiewicz
Immunotherapy is a promising therapeutic option for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who do not qualify for surgery. In patients with advanced NSCLC, systemic immune suppression is frequently observed, therefore, researchers are investigating the tumor microenvironment for less invasive and more effective methods of treating lung cancer. Monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (Mo-MDSCs) are potent suppressors of tumor immunity; therefore, this population may significantly impede the application of immunotherapy to treat cancer...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101208/effect-of-bovine-dialyzable-leukocyte-extract-on-induction-of-cell-differentiation-and-death-in-k562-human-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-cells
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Crystel A Sierra-Rivera, Moisés A Franco-Molina, Edgar Mendoza-Gamboa, Pablo Zapata-Benavides, Jesús Santaolalla-Tapia, Erika E Coronado-Cerda, Reyes S Tamez-Guerra, Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla
Differentiation induction therapy is an attractive approach in leukemia treatment due to the fact that in blast crisis stage, leukemic cells lose their differentiation capacity. Therefore, it has been proposed as a therapeutic strategy to induce terminal differentiation of leukemic blast cells into a specific lineage, leading to prevention of high proliferation rates. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the potential of cell differentiation and death induced by bovine dialyzable leukocyte extract (bDLE) in the K562 cell line...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101200/special-at-rich-dna-binding-protein-1-expression-is-associated-with-liver-cancer-metastasis
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Dongmei Wu, Liangtao Zeng, Fanrong Liu, Qingling Zhong, Deyuan Zhang, Chang Cai, Wen Zhang, Liqing Wu, He Chen
To aim of the present study was to investigate the association between special AT-rich DNA-binding protein-1 (SATB1) expression and liver cancer metastasis. SATB1 mRNA and protein expression in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues was analyzed by immunohistochemistry, and in two hepatocellular cancer cell lines, MHCC-97H (high metastatic potential) and HepG2 (low metastatic potential), by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis. Transwell migration and wound-healing assays were also performed to investigate the metastasis of liver cancer following upregulation or silencing of SATB1 expression...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101184/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-luteolin-on-experimental-autoimmune-thyroiditis-in-mice
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Nan Xia, Gang Chen, Min Liu, Xiaozhen Ye, Yahui Pan, Jiuyu Ge, Yanting Mao, Hongwei Wang, Jian Wang, Sijing Xie
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the most common organ-specific autoimmune disease and is believed to be a predominately T cell-mediated autoimmunity. Signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3 is a crucial transcription factor of T cell-mediated immunity, with key roles in the proliferation and migration of T helper (Th) cells, differentiation of Th cells into Th17 cells, and the balance between Treg cells and Th17 cells. Flavonoid luteolin has been shown to markedly inhibit Tyr705 activation/phosphorylation of STAT3 and exert anti-inflammatory effects in multiple sclerosis...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101182/protective-effect-of-taraxasterol-against-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-the-modulation-of-inflammatory-responses-in-mice
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Shu-Hua Jiang, Li-Feng Ping, Feng-Yan Sun, Xiao-Lei Wang, Zhi-Juan Sun
Taraxasterol is an effective component of dandelion that has anti-inflammatory effects in vivo and in vitro. The present study was performed to explore whether taraxasterol exhibits a protective effect against rheumatoid arthritis through the modulation of inflammatory responses in mice. Eight-week-old CCR9-deficient mice were injected with a collagen II monoclonal antibody cocktail to create a rheumatoid arthritis model. In the experimental group, arthritic model mice were treated with 10 mg/kg taraxasterol once per day for 5 days...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101181/microrna-351-inhibits-denervation-induced-muscle-atrophy-by-targeting-traf6
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Qianru He, Jiaying Qiu, Ming Dai, Qingqing Fang, Xiaoqing Sun, Yanpei Gong, Fei Ding, Hualin Sun
MicroRNAs (miRs) have been observed to be involved in the modulation of various physiopathological processes. However, the impacts of miRNAs on muscle atrophy have not been fully investigated. In the present study, the results demonstrated that miR-351 was differentially expressed in the tibialis anterior (TA) muscle at various times following sciatic nerve transection, and the time-dependent expression profile of miR-351 was inversely correlated with that of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) at the mRNA and protein levels...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101174/protective-effects-of-resveratrol-on-autologous-nucleus-pulposus-model-of-radiculopathy
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Bin Lin, Hui Yu, Yongzhi He, Yang Xu, Wenbin Zhang, Chengwu Lu, Qingfang Ao
Nucleus pulposus (NP) has been suggested to trigger an autoimmune response if exposed to the immune system, which plays a key role in neuropathic pain. Therefore, appropriate suppression of inflammation is a key factor for treating the radiculopathy caused by intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration. Resveratrol, a key component of red wine, has been suggested to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties in vitro and in vivo. However, the effects of resveratrol on NP-mediated pain in vivo have not been studied. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether resveratrol may be useful in treating NP-mediated pain in an autologous NP model of radiculopathy...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101166/hsp70-inducer-17-allylamino-demethoxygeldanamycin-provides-neuroprotection-via-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Youquan Gu, Jun Chen, Tianhong Wang, Chaoning Zhou, Zhaodong Liu, Lanhua Ma
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the predominant cause of mortality in young adults and children living in China. TBI induces inflammatory responses; in addition, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), and IL-6 are important pro-inflammatory cytokines. Considering the observation that Hsp-70 overexpression can exert neuroprotection, identifying a drug that is able to induce the upregulation of Hsp70 has the potential to be a promising therapy for the treatment of neurological diseases. Thus, the present study assessed the clinical effectiveness of an anticancer drug and Hsp70 activator, 17-allylamino-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-AAG), to evaluate its potential as a treatment for patients with TBI...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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