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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544703/high-ubiquitin-specific-protease-44-expression-induces-dna-aneuploidy-and-provides-independent-prognostic-information-in-gastric-cancer
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Sho Nishimura, Eiji Oki, Koji Ando, Makoto Iimori, Yu Nakaji, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
Chromosomal instability (CIN), characterized by aneuploidy, is a major molecular subtype of gastric cancer. The deubiquitinase USP44 is an important regulator of APC activation in the spindle checkpoint and leads to proper chromosome separation to prevent aneuploidy. Aberrant expression of USP44 leads CIN in cells; however, the correlation between USP44 and DNA aneuploidy in gastric cancer is largely unknown. We analyzed USP44 expression in 207 patients with gastric cancer by immunohistochemistry and found that the proportion of USP44 expression was higher in gastric cancer tumors (mean, 39...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542490/repeated-bouts-of-exhaustive-exercise-increase-circulating-cell-free-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-dna-without-development-of-tolerance-in-healthy-men
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Robert Stawski, Konrad Walczak, Piotr Kosielski, Pawel Meissner, Tomasz Budlewski, Gianluca Padula, Dariusz Nowak
OBJECTIVE: Acute single strenuous exercise increases circulating cell free DNA (cf DNA). We tested whether three repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise induced the cf DNA response without development of tolerance in healthy men. METHODS: Eleven average-trained men (age 34.0±5.2 years, body mass index 26.2±3.1 kg/m2, maximal oxygen consumption-VO2max 49.6±4.5 ml/kg*min) performed three treadmill exercise tests to exhaustion at speed corresponding to 70% VO2max separated by 72 hours of resting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541280/a-quantitative-csmart-assay-for-noninvasive-prenatal-screening-of-autosomal-recessive-nonsyndromic-hearing-loss-caused-by-gjb2-and-slc26a4-mutations
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Mingyu Han, Zhifeng Li, Wenlu Wang, Shasha Huang, Yanping Lu, Zhiying Gao, Longxia Wang, Dongyang Kang, Linwei Li, Yiqian Liu, Mengnan Xu, David S Cram, Pu Dai
PurposeThe aim of this study was to assess the performance of a noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) assay for accurate fetal genotyping of pregnancies at genetic risk for autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL).MethodsA total of 80 pregnant couples carrying known mutations in either the GJB2 or SLC26A4 genes associated with a risk for ARNSHL were recruited to the study. Fetal amniocyte samples were genotyped by invasive prenatal screening (IPS), whereas the cell-free fetal DNA present in maternal plasma samples was genotyped using a novel NIPS method based on circulating single-molecule amplification and resequencing technology (cSMART)...
May 25, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540249/liquid-biopsies-for-bladder-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Douglas G Ward, Richard T Bryan
The development of accurate urinary biomarkers for the non-invasive detection of urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) could transform patient pathways by reducing reliance on cystoscopy, and the identification of highly prognostic (or even predictive) biomarkers could better guide patient management. A number of approaches are being utilised to address these challenges in both urinary- and plasma-borne tumour DNA (tDNA), so-called "liquid biopsies". Next generation sequencing (NGS) and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) allow detection of very low levels of such tDNA amongst a large excess of non-tumour DNA, the former permitting large mutation panels to be assessed and the latter potentially identifying ultrarare mutant alleles yet restricted for multiplexing...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537877/clinical-validation-of-genetic-variants-associated-with-in-vitro-chemotherapy-related-lymphoblastoid-cell-toxicity
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Peter A Fasching, Lothar Häberle, Brigitte Rack, Liang Li, Alexander Hein, Arif B Ekici, Andre Reis, Michael P Lux, Julie M Cunningham, Matthias Ruebner, Gergory Jenkins, Brooke Fridley, Andreas Schneeweiss, Hans Tesch, Werner Lichtenegger, Tanja Fehm, Georg Heinrich, Mahdi Rezai, Matthias W Beckmann, Wolfgang Janni, Richard M Weinshilboum, Liewei Wang
Hematotoxicity is one of the major side effects of chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to examine the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and hematotoxicity in breast cancer patients in a subset of patients of the SUCCESS prospective phase III chemotherapy study. All patients (n = 1678) received three cycles of 5-fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide (FEC) followed by three cycles of docetaxel or docetaxel/gemcitabine, depending on randomization. Germline DNA was genotyped for 246 SNPs selected from a previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) in a panel of lymphoblastoid cell lines, with gemcitabine toxicity as the phenotype...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537755/a-pilot-study-of-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-alpha-and-beta-thalassemia-with-target-capture-sequencing-of-cell-free-fetal-dna-in-maternal-blood
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Wenjuan Wang, Yuan Yuan, Haiqing Zheng, Yaoshen Wang, Dan Zeng, Yihua Yang, Xin Yi, Yang Xia, Chunjiang Zhu
AIMS: Thalassemia is a dangerous hematolytic genetic disease. In south China, ∼24% Chinese carry alpha-thalassemia or beta-thalassemia gene mutations. Given the fact that the invasive sampling procedures can only be performed by professionals in experienced centers, it may increase the risk of miscarriage or infection. Thus, most people are worried about the invasive operation. As such, a noninvasive and accurate prenatal diagnosis is needed for appropriate genetic counseling for families with high risks...
May 24, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537228/-current-methods-of-extracellular-dna-methylation-analysis
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O E Bryzgunova, P P Laktionov
The discovery of the enormous role methylated cytosine plays in regulating gene expression has led to the development of a variety of techniques for detecting cytosine modification. A majority of these techniques are geared towards analyzing genomic DNA, which is typically available in large quantities. The concentration of cell-free DNAs (cfDNA) extracted from biological fluids including plasma, saliva, tears, or urine is relatively low and their degree of the fragmentation is high. Moreover, for noninvasive diagnostics of cancer, methylation patterns must be studied in minor cancer-specific fractions of DNA molecules substantially diluted by excess unmethylated molecules...
March 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536710/a-label-free-ratiometric-electrochemical-dna-sensor-for-monitoring-intracellular-redox-homeostasis
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Xinping Liu, Zhengqing Yan, Yuhuan Sun, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
A label-free ratiometric electrochemical biosensor was constructed for monitoring intracellular redox homeostasis by DNA metallization-mediated hybridization chain reaction amplification. This platform could also be used to discriminate cancer cells and normal cells.
May 24, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536309/development-and-validation-of-an-ultra-deep-next-generation-sequencing-assay-for-testing-of-plasma-cell-free-dna-from-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Filip Janku, Shile Zhang, Jill Waters, Li Liu, Helen Huang, Vivek Subbiah, David S Hong, Daniel Karp, Siqing Fu, Xuyu Cai, Nishma M Ramzanali, Kiran Madwani, Goran Cabrilo, Debra D Andrews, Yue Zhao, Milind Javle, Scott Kopetz, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Hyunsung J Kim, Sante Gnerre, Ravi Vijaya Satya, Han-Yu Chuang, Kristina M Kruglyak, Jonathan Toung, Chen Zhao, Richard Shen, John Heymach, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Gordon B Mills, Jian-Bing Fan, Neeraj S Salathia
Purpose: Tumor-derived cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in plasma can be used for molecular testing and provide an attractive alternative to tumor tissue. Commonly used PCR-based technologies can test for limited number of alterations at the time. Therefore, novel ultrasensitive technologies capable of testing for a broad spectrum of molecular alterations are needed to further personalized cancer therapy. <p>Experimental Design: We developed a highly sensitive ultra-deep next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay using reagents from TruSeq Nano library preparation and Nextera Rapid Capture target enrichment kits to generate plasma cfDNA sequencing libraries for mutational analysis in 61 cancer-related genes using common bioinformatics tools...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536048/cell-free-dna-inflammation-and-the-initiation-of-spontaneous-term-labor
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Christina A Herrera, Jay Stoerker, John Carlquist, Gregory J Stoddard, Marc Jackson, Sean Esplin, Nancy C Rose
BACKGROUND: Hypomethylated cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from senescent placental trophoblasts may be involved in the activation of the inflammatory cascade to initiate labor. OBJECTIVE: To determine the changes in cfDNA concentrations, the methylation ratio, and inflammatory markers between women in labor at term versus women without labor. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective cohort study, eligible participants carried a non- anomalous singleton fetus...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535908/cell-free-fetal-dna-testing-in-prenatal-diagnosis-recommendations-of-the-polish-gynecological-society-and-the-polish-human-genetics-society
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Piotr Sieroszewski, Mirosław Wielgos, Stanislaw Radowicki, Maria Sasiadek, Maciej Borowiec, Dariusz Borowski, Lucjusz Jakubowski, Piotr Kaczmarek, Anna Latos-Bielenska, Piotr Laudanski, Beata Nowakowska, Przemyslaw Oszukowski, Marek Pietryga, Krzysztof Piotrowski, Krzyszof Preis, Mariola Ropacka-Lesiak, Piotr Wegrzyn, Hanna Moczulska
This paper contains a joint position of the Polish Gynecological Society and Polish Human Genetics Society on the cell-free fetal DNA testing in prenatal diagnosis. We present situations where the cell-free fetal DNA testing should be applied and cases in which performing of the test is not useful. We indicate what diagnostic steps should be performed before the test and how the test results should be interpreted and followed.
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534994/amplification-and-the-clinical-significance-of-circulating-cell-free-dna-of-pvt1-in-breast-cancer
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Xujing Li, Weijuan Chen, Hui Wang, Qun Wei, Xiaodi Ding, Wentong Li
Duplication in the chromosome 8q24 region is a frequent occurrence in carcinomas. The PVT1 oncogene (PVT1), a long non-coding RNA, is found in this locus. PVT1 amplification is a frequent event in cancers, such as in lymphomas, serous ovarian, colorectal and breast cancers. Ectopic PVT1 expression is related with reduced survival duration in cancer patients. in the present study, we proved that PVT1 is markedly augmented in breast cancer tissues compared with adjacent non-tumorous tissues. Thus, PVT1 is an independent prognostic factor for the survival duration of breast cancer patients...
May 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533366/mechanism-of-h2s-mediated-protection-against-oxidative-stress-in-escherichia-coli
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Alexander Mironov, Tatyana Seregina, Maxim Nagornykh, Lyly G Luhachack, Natalya Korolkova, Liubov Errais Lopes, Vera Kotova, Gennady Zavilgelsky, Rustem Shakulov, Konstantin Shatalin, Evgeny Nudler
Endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) renders bacteria highly resistant to oxidative stress, but its mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, we report that 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST) is the major source of endogenous H2S in Escherichia coli Cellular resistance to H2O2 strongly depends on the activity of mstA, a gene that encodes 3MST. Deletion of the ferric uptake regulator (Fur) renders ∆mstA cells hypersensitive to H2O2 Conversely, induction of chromosomal mstA from a strong pLtetO-1 promoter (P tet -mstA) renders ∆fur cells fully resistant to H2O2 Furthermore, the endogenous level of H2S is reduced in ∆fur or ∆sodA ∆sodB cells but restored after the addition of an iron chelator dipyridyl...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532242/antioxidant-supplementation-a-linchpin-in-radiation-induced-enteritis
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Mumtaz Anwar, Shabeer Ahmad, Reyhan Akhtar, Akhtar Mahmood, Safrun Mahmood
Radiation enteritis is one of the most feared complications of abdominal and pelvic regions. Thus, radiation to abdominal or pelvic malignancies unavoidably injures the intestine. Because of rapid cell turnover, the intestine is highly sensitive to radiation injury, which is the limiting factor in the permissible dosage of irradiation. Bowel injuries such as fistulas, strictures, and chronic malabsorption are potentially life-threatening complications and have an impact on patient quality of life. The incidence of radiation enteritis is increasing because of the current trend of combined chemotherapy and radiation...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531811/synthesis-of-novel-indole-derivatives-as-promising-dna-binding-agents-and-evaluation-of-antitumor-and-antitopoisomerase-i-activities
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Elizabeth Almeida Lafayette, Sinara Mônica Vitalino de Almeida, Renata Virginia Cavalcanti Santos, Jamerson Ferreira de Oliveira, Cezar Augusto da Cruz Amorim, Rosali Maria Ferreira da Silva, Maira Galdino da Rocha Pitta, Ivan da Rocha Pitta, Ricardo Olimpio de Moura, Luiz Bezerra de Carvalho Júnior, Moacyr Jesus Barreto de Melo Rêgo, Maria do Carmo Alves de Lima
Molecules bearing indole nucleus present diverse biological properties such as antitumor and anti-inflammatory activities that can be associated both to DNA and protein interactions. This study focused on the synthesis of new indole derivatives with thiazolidines and imidazolidine rings condensed as side chains as well as the evaluation of their ability to interact with the DNA and antitumor and topoisomerase inhibition activities. All derivatives were successfully synthesized and their structures were elucidated by mass spectrometry (MS), infrared (IR), spectroscopy (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, COSY (1)H-(1)H and HSQC (1)H-(13)C...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530287/microfluidic-self-assembly-of-folate-targeted-monomolecular-sirna-lipid-nanoparticles
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R Krzysztoń, B Salem, D J Lee, G Schwake, E Wagner, J O Rädler
Non-viral delivery of nucleic acids for therapies based on RNA interference requires a rational design and optimal self-assembly strategies. Nucleic acid particles need to be small, stable and functional in terms of selective cell uptake and controlled release of encapsulated nucleic acids. Here we report on small (∼38 nm) monomolecular nucleic acid/lipid particles (mNALPs) that contain single molecules of short double-stranded oligonucleotides covered by a tight, highly curved lipid bilayer. The particles consist of DOPE, DOTAP, DOPC and DSPE-PEG(2000) and are assembled with 21 bp double-stranded DNA or small interfering RNA by solvent exchange on a hydrodynamic-focusing microfluidic chip...
May 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529550/hormonoresistance-in-advanced-breast-cancer-a-new-revolution-in-endocrine-therapy
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REVIEW
Paule Augereau, Anne Patsouris, Emmanuelle Bourbouloux, Carole Gourmelon, Sophie Abadie Lacourtoisie, Dominique Berton Rigaud, Patrick Soulié, Jean Sebastien Frenel, Mario Campone
Endocrine therapy is the mainstay of treatment of estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer with an overall survival benefit. However, some adaptive mechanisms in the tumor emerge leading to the development of a resistance to this therapy. A better characterization of this process is needed to overcome this resistance and to develop new tailored therapies. Mechanisms of resistance to hormone therapy result in activation of transduction signal pathways, including the cell cycle regulation with cyclin D/CDK4/6/Rb pathway...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527997/zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-mediated-cytotoxicity-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-and-level-of-antioxidants-in-presence-of-melatonin
#18
Sruthi S, N Millot, Mohanan Pv
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are widely used in a variety of products and are currently being investigated for biomedical applications. However, they have the potential to interact with macromolecules like proteins, lipids and DNA within the cells which makes the safe biomedical application difficult. The toxicity of the ZnO NP is mainly attributed reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. Different strategies like iron doping, polymer coating and external supply of antioxidants have been evaluated to minimize the toxic potential of ZnO NPs...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527491/development-of-live-attenuated-bacterial-vaccines-targeting-escherichia-coli-heat-labile-and-heat-stable-enterotoxins
#19
Chengru Zhu, Prashanth Setty, Edgar C Boedeker
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), defined by the production of heat labile (LT) and/or heat stable (ST) toxins, are major causes of diarrhea in animals, children in developing countries and to travelers. No broadly protective ETEC vaccine is available, largely because of the difficulty in inducing immunity to the small ST molecule. To take advantage of the demonstration (Liu et al., 2011; Zhang et al., 2013, 2010) that genetically produced fusions of mutant ST with LT subunits can induce effective immunity against both toxins, we engineered a live attenuated vaccine vector strain of E...
April 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526201/viral-exploitation-of-the-mek-erk-pathway-a-tale-of-vaccinia-virus-and-other-viruses
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REVIEW
Cláudio A Bonjardim
The VACV replication cycle is remarkable in the sense that it is performed entirely in the cytoplasmic compartment of vertebrate cells, due to its capability to encode enzymes required either for regulating the macromolecular precursor pool or the biosynthetic processes. Although remarkable, this gene repertoire is not sufficient to confer the status of a free-living microorganism to the virus, and, consequently, the virus relies heavily on the host to successfully generate its progeny. During the complex virus-host interaction, viruses must deal not only with the host pathways to accomplish their temporal demands but also with pathways that counteract viral infection, including the inflammatory, innate and acquired immune responses...
July 2017: Virology
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