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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545454/combining-serum-mirnas-cea-and-cyfra21-1-with-imaging-and-clinical-features-to-distinguish-benign-and-malignant-pulmonary-nodules-a-pilot-study-xianfeng-li-et-al-combining-biomarker-imaging-and-clinical-features-to-distinguish-pulmonary-nodules
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Xianfeng Li, Qinghua Zhang, Xiayun Jin, Lihua Cao
BACKGROUND: Our study was designed to improve the accuracy of determining whether pulmonary nodules are benign or malignant. METHODS: We evaluated the clinical and imaging features and serum markers: neuron specific enolase (NSE), carcino-embryonic antigen (CEA), cytokeratin fragment antigen 21-1 (CYFRA 21-1), miRNA-21-5p, and miR-574-5pof in 39 patients with pathology information. Factors that differed significantly between those with benign versus malignant pulmonary nodules were used to establish a prediction model for identifying malignant nodules...
May 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524176/lentivirus-mediated-microrna-124-gene-modified-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-promotes-the-repair-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#2
Jia-Lin Song, Wei Zheng, Wei Chen, Yun Qian, Yuan-Ming Ouyang, Cun-Yi Fan
Our study aims to explore the effects of lentivirus-mediated microRNA-124 (miR-124) gene-modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC) transplantation on the repair of spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. BMSCs were isolated from the bone marrow of rats. The target gene miR-124 was identified using a luciferase-reporter gene assay. Seventy-two rats were selected for construction of the SCI model, and the rats were randomly divided into the blank group, sham group, SCI group, negative control (NC) group, overexpressed miR-124 group and si-PDXK group...
May 19, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514755/a-novel-serum-based-biomarker-panel-has-complementary-ability-to-preclude-presence-of-early-lung-cancer-for-low-dose-ct-ldct
#3
Xiaobing Wang, Xiuyi Zhi, Zhaogang Yang, Haimei Tian, Yanfen Li, Mo Li, Wenya Zhao, Chao Zhang, Teng Wang, Jing Liu, Di Shen, Cuining Zheng, Dan Zhao, Sheng Yang, Jun Qi, Hongwu Xin, Alexander Stojadinovic, Itzhak Avital, L James Lee, Jianyu Rao, Wei Zhang
Low Dosage Computerized Tomography (LDCT) has been shown to improve early detection of lung cancer and mortality rates in high-risk individuals, which was, however, limited by specifically coverage for heavy smokers and high rates of false positivity. Here, we aim to investigate a novel biomarker for early detection of lung cancer, and further extend to concentrate high-risk subjects for increasing specificity and coverage of LDCT. We performed retrospective blinded evaluation of lung cancer and healthy controls in training and validation cohorts...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512471/resveratrol-induces-differentiation-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-neuron-like-cells
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Li Guo, Liang Wang, Li Wang, Shi Yun-Peng, Jing-Jing Zhou, Zongmao Zhao, De-Pei Li
Objective. Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) potentially differentiate to various types of cells including neuron-like cells. The natural polyphenol resveratrol benefits patients with many diseases including ischemic brain injury. We hypothesize that resveratrol induces differentiation of hUC-MSCs into neuron-like cells. Methods. Flow cytometry was used to determine the surface antigens in different stage of hUC-MSCs (P2, P5, and P10). Nestin, neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) were detected by immunocytochemistry, Western blotting, and real time RT-PCT...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510426/multivariate-analyses-of-phytoplankton-pigment-fluorescence-from-a-freshwater-river-network
#5
Ruchi Bhattacharya, Christopher L Osburn
Monitoring phytoplankton classes in river networks is critical to understand phytoplankton dynamics, and to predict the ecosystem response to changing land-use and seasons. Applicability of phytoplankton fluorescence as a quick and effective ecological monitoring approach is relatively unexplored in freshwater ecosystems. We used multivariate analyses of fluorescence from pigment extracted in 90 % acetone to assess the variability in phytoplankton classes, herbivory and organic matter quality in a freshwater river network...
May 16, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508172/targeting-enolase-in-reducing-secondary-damage-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Azizul Haque, Mollie Capone, Denise Matzelle, April Cox, Naren L Banik
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a complex debilitating condition leading to permanent life-long neurological deficits. The complexity of SCI suggests that a concerted multi-targeted therapeutic approach is warranted to optimally improve function. Damage to spinal cord is complicated by an increased detrimental response from secondary injury factors mediated by activated glial cells and infiltrating macrophages. While elevation of enolase especially neuron specific enolase (NSE) in glial and neuronal cells is believed to trigger inflammatory cascades in acute SCI, alteration of NSE and its subsequent effects in acute SCI remains unknown...
May 15, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508170/viral-vector-based-evaluation-of-regulatory-regions-in-the-neuron-specific-enolase-nse-promoter-in-mouse-cerebellum-in-vivo
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Yoichiro Shinohara, Toshinori Ohtani, Ayumu Konno, Hirokazu Hirai
We investigated the neuron-specific enolase (NSE) promoter in terms of its promoter strength and neuronal specificity in the cerebellum in vivo. The 1.8 kb rat NSE promoter was divided into three regions, A (0.8 kb), B (0.7 kb), and C (0.3 kb), starting from the 5' side. Then, we made various deletion constructs and assessed them by virally expressing GFP under the control of one of the deleted promoters. Removing region A reduced GFP expression to ~6% of that of the original 1.8 kb promoter. Further deletion of region B (presence of region C alone) did not influence the promoter strength, but removing region B from the original 1...
May 15, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502321/cytomegalovirus-in-the-human-dentate-gyrus-and-its-impact-on-neural-progenitor-cells-report-of-two-cases
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Ju-Yoon Yoon, Brett Danielson, Derek Mathis, Jason Karamchandani, David G Munoz
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in the 2nd and 3rd trimester results in catastrophic CNS abnormalities. This susceptibility is thought to result from the high proportion of neural stem cells in the developing brain. In immunocompromised adults, CNS infection by CMV preferentially affects ependymal surfaces, from where it expands to involve the parenchyma. Experimental models of murine CMV infection demonstrate viral tropism for the dentate gyrus (DG) and subventricular zone, the areas in which adult neurogenesis occurs...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501809/non-specific-effects-of-vaccines-plausible-and-potentially-important-but-implications-uncertain
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Andrew J Pollard, Adam Finn, Nigel Curtis
Non-specific effects (NSE) or heterologous effects of vaccines are proposed to explain observations in some studies that certain vaccines have an impact beyond the direct protection against infection with the specific pathogen for which the vaccines were designed. The importance and implications of such effects remain controversial. There are several known immunological mechanisms which could lead to NSE, since it is widely recognised that the generation of specific immunity is initiated by non-specific innate immune mechanisms that may also have wider effects on adaptive immune function...
May 13, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501762/poorly-differentiated-gastro-entero-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-are-they-really-heterogeneous-insights-from-the-ffcd-gte-national-cohort
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T Walter, D Tougeron, E Baudin, K Le Malicot, T Lecomte, D Malka, O Hentic, S Manfredi, I Bonnet, R Guimbaud, R Coriat, C Lepère, C Desauw, A Thirot-Bidault, L Dahan, G Roquin, T Aparicio, J-L Legoux, C Lombard-Bohas, J-Y Scoazec, C Lepage, G Cadiot
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and management of poorly differentiated gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) remain challenging. Recent studies suggest prognostic heterogeneity. We designed within the French Group of Endocrine Tumours a prospective cohort to gain insight in the prognostic stratification and treatment of GEP-NEC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of GEP-NEC between 1st January 2010 and 31st December 2013 could be included in this national cohort...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482803/serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-levels-predict-the-neurological-outcomes-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-victims
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Tadashi Kaneko, Motoki Fujita, Yasuaki Ogino, Takahiro Yamamoto, Ryosuke Tsuruta, Shunji Kasaoka
BACKGROUND: Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a well-known biomarker of acute kidney injury. Serum NGAL was recently proposed as a potential predictor of mortality in post cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, the potential predictive value of NGAL for neurological outcomes is unknown. Therefore, we assessed the potential predictive value of NGAL for neurological outcomes after OHCA. We also compared its predictive value with that of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) as an established biomarker...
May 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470675/early-prediction-of-coma-recovery-after-cardiac-arrest-with-blinded-pupillometry
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Daria Solari, Andrea O Rossetti, Laurent Carteron, John-Paul Miroz, Jan Novy, Philippe Eckert, Mauro Oddo
Objectives Prognostication studies on comatose cardiac arrest (CA) patients are limited by lack of blinding, potentially causing overestimation of outcome predictors and self-fulfilling prophecy. Using a blinded approach, we analysed the value of quantitative automated pupillometry to predict neurological recovery after CA. Methods We examined a prospective cohort of 103 comatose adult patients who were unconscious 48 hours after CA and underwent repeated measurements of quantitative pupillary light reflex (PLR) using the Neurolight-Algiscan® device...
May 3, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469806/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-improves-cerebral-blood-flow-and-neurological-function-in-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-ischemia
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Nan Kang, Jing Zhang, Xiaotong Yu, Yuewen Ma
We performed middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats to investigate the effect and some of the underlying mechanisms of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) in cerebral ischemia rats. We measured neurological function and cerebral blood flow (CBF) using a full-field laser perfusion imager and brain infarct volume on days 3, 12, and 30. Immunofluorescence, western blot, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques were used to detect the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), nestin, Wnt3a, and β-catenin in the ischemic hemisphere...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465480/clinical-and-biological-features-of-neuroblastic-tumors-a-comparison-of-neuroblastoma-and-ganglioneuroblastoma
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Wen-Guang He, Yu Yan, Wen Tang, Rong Cai, Gang Ren
Neuroblastoma (NB), ganglioneuroblastoma intermixed (GNBi) and ganglioneuroblastoma nodular (GNBn) are neuroblastic tumors that present with a wide range of symptoms and variable prognoses. We retrospectively reviewed the pretreatment clinical (age, sex and tumor stage) and biological (MYCN amplification; and levels of lactate dehydrogenase, ferritin and neuron-specific enolase) characteristics of 279 patients who were diagnosed with pathologically confirmed NB and GNB from January 2005 to December 2015. The median age at diagnosis increased with grade of differentiation (NB: 28...
April 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464233/incidence-and-prognostic-value-of-serotonin-secretion-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours
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Wouter T Zandee, Roxanne C S van Adrichem, Kimberly Kamp, Richard A Feelders, Marie-Louise F van Velthuysen, Wouter W de Herder
BACKGROUND: Serotonin secretion occurs in approximately 1-4% of patients with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (PNET), but the incidence is not well defined. The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of serotonin secretion with and without carcinoid syndrome, and the prognostic value for overall survival (OS). METHODS: Data were collected from 255 patients with a PNET if 24-hour urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacitic acid excretion (5-HIAA) was assessed. Patients were diagnosed with serotonin secretion if 24-hour urinary 5-HIAA excretion was more than 3x the upper limit of normal (ULN) of 50 μmol/24 hours during follow-up...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463936/selective-vs-nonselective-embolization-vs-no-embolization-in-pelvic-trauma-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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Aimee Hymel, Sabrina Asturias, Frank Zhao, Ryan Bliss, Thea Moran, Richard H Marshall, Elizabeth Benjamin, Herb A Phelan, Peter C Krause, Geoffrey S Marecek, Claudia Leonardi, Lance Stuke, John P Hunt, Jennifer L Mooney
BACKGROUND: Traumatic hemorrhage from pelvic fractures is a significant challenge and angioembolization has become standard. Optimal treatment is undefined in two clinical scenarios. The first is in the presence of a negative angiogram. Can arterial embolization treat venous bleeding by decreasing the arterial pressure head? If the angiogram is positive, is non-selective embolization (NSE) or selective embolization (SE) better? The purpose of this study is to determine if embolization following a negative angiogram aids in hemorrhage control and when the angiogram is positive, which level of embolization is superior? METHODS: A multicenter retrospective review was conducted including blunt trauma patients with pelvic fractures who underwent angiography...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456395/quantification-of-lipid-filtration-and-the-effects-on-cerebral-injury-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#17
Richard W Issitt, Ian Harvey, Bronagh Walsh, David Voegeli
BACKGROUND: Lipid microemboli (LME) are formed in pericardial suction blood which, when returned to the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit, can pass through filter materials and are returned to the arterial cannula. LME have been observed to enter all major organs and have been associated with small capillary arteriolar dilatations in the brains of patients who have died after CPB. However, a causal relationship showing correlation between LME and organ dysfunction has not been demonstrated, or whether removal of LME results in improved organ function...
April 26, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452458/chiro-optical-modulation-for-nurr1-production-from-stem-cells
#18
Madhumita Patel, Hyo Jung Moon, Ja Hye Hong, Byeongmoon Jeong
Nuclear receptor related 1 (NURR1) is an essential protein for maintenance of dopaminergic neurons in adult midbrain of which deficiency leads to Parkinson's disease. To enhance the NURR1 production of neural cells, various approaches are under investigation. Here we report that NURR1 is highly expressed in stem cells by exposure to an L-polarized blue light emitting diode (LED). Compared to stem cells cultured in the absence of a LED, under polarized green and red LEDs, the stem cells exposed to a polarized blue LED significantly enhanced neuronal biomarkers such as neurofilament M (NFM) and neuron specific enolase (NSE) at both mRNA and protein levels...
May 2, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449457/nomogram-prediction-for-the-survival-of-the-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Hui Pan, Xiaoshun Shi, Dakai Xiao, Jiaxi He, Yalei Zhang, Wenhua Liang, Zhi Zhao, Zhihua Guo, Xusen Zou, Jinxin Zhang, Jianxing He
BACKGROUND: Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a subtype of lung cancer with poor prognosis. In this study, we aimed to build a nomogram to predict the survival of individual with SCLC by incorporating significant clinical parameters. METHODS: The patients with SCLC were enrolled from the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University (GMUFAH) between 2009 and 2013. We identified and incorporated the independent prognostic factors to build a nomogram to predict the survival of SCLC patients...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444165/proinflammatory-mediators-related-to-orthodontically-induced-periapical-root-resorption-in-rat-mandibular-molars
#20
Yoshiro Matsumoto, Siripen Sringkarnboriboon, Takashi Ono
Objectives: The early phase of orthodontic tooth movement involves acute inflammatory response that may induce bone resorption. The aim of this study was to localize and quantify cells in the periodontium expressing proinflammatory mediators during orthodontically induced periapical root resorption of the rat mandibular molars. Materials and methods: The levels of proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1 (IL-1) α and β, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), inflammatory enzymes cyclooxygenase (COX) 1 and 2, and their product prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in the root resorption site were compared to those in the corresponding area of the untreated periodontal ligament (PDL) of physiologically drifting teeth...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
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