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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351005/nrf-2-driven-long-noncoding-rna-odrul-contributes-to-modulating-silver-nanoparticle-induced-effects-on-erythroid-cells
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Ming Gao, Beibei Zhao, Minjun Chen, Yun Liu, Ming Xu, Zhe Wang, Sijin Liu, Chengdong Zhang
The biosafety and biological effects of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on human health attract increasing concern. Although considerable studies have been performed to reveal the molecular mechanisms responsible for AgNP-induced effects, the current understanding mainly focuses on oxidative stress-associated signaling pathways activated by Ag particles and/or Ag ions. However, the molecular bases underlying the activation of these stress signaling pathways have not been thoroughly elucidated yet. In the current study, we aimed to shed light on the molecular bases of AgNP-induced effects on erythroid cells from the perspective of long noncoding RNAs...
March 22, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351000/targeted-superparamagnetic-nanoparticles-coated-with-2-deoxy-d-gloucose-and-doxorubicin-more-sensitize-breast-cancer-cells-to-ionizing-radiation
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Jalil Pirayesh Islamian, Milad Hatamian, Negar Abbasi Aval, Mohammad Reza Rashidi, Asghar Mesbahi, Mohammad Mohammadzadeh, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi
INTRODUCTION: Nanoparticles are promising as a new approach to enhance chemo- radiotherapy efficiency in breast cancer mainly via targeted therapy. MATERIALS & METHODS: SKBR3 and T47D breast cancer cells were treated with superparamagnetic mesoporous hydroxyapatite nanocomposites (SPmHANs)conjugated with 1 μM doxorubicin and 0.5 mM 2-Deoxy-d-Glucose and irradiated with 1 and 2 Gy gamma rays in vitro. The treatment toxicity and also the apoptosis/necrosis ratio were measured by MTT assay and also ELISA cell death detection PLUS, respectively...
March 25, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350997/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-hypoxia-activated-prodrugs-of-sn-38
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Chen Jin, Qiumeng Zhang, Wei Lu
We designed new hypoxia-activated prodrugs by conjugating (1-methyl-2-nitro-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methanol with 7-ethyl-10-hydroxy camptothecin (SN-38). Initially, we improved the method of multi-gram scale synthesis of (1-methyl-2-nitro-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methanol, which increased the yield to 42% compared to 8% by the original synthesis method. The improved method was used to synthesize evofosfamide (TH-302) and hypoxia-activated prodrugs of SN-38. Two different linkages between (1-methyl-2-nitro-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methanol and SN-38 were evaluated that afforded different hypoxia-selectivity and toxicity...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350966/cationic-phosphorus-dendrimer-enhances-photodynamic-activity-of-rose-bengal-against-basal-cell-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Monika Dabrzalska, Anna Janaszewska, Maria Zablocka, Serge Mignani, Jean Pierre Majoral, Barbara Klajnert-Maculewicz
In the last couple of decades, photodynamic therapy emerged as a useful tool in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma. However, it still meets limitations due to unfavorable properties of photosensitizers, such as poor solubility or lack of selectivity. Dendrimers - polymers widely studied in biomedical field - may play a role as photosensitizer carriers and improve the efficacy of photodynamic treatment. Here, we describe the evaluation of an electrostatic complex of cationic phosphorus dendrimer and rose bengal in such aspects as singlet oxygen production, cellular uptake and phototoxicity against three basal cell carcinoma cell lines...
March 28, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350865/multi-drug-loaded-micelles-delivering-chemotherapy-and-targeted-therapies-directed-against-hsp90-and-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-in-prostate-cancer
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Bao Le, Ginny L Powers, Yu Tong Tam, Nicholas Schumacher, Rita L Malinowski, Laura Steinke, Glen Kwon, Paul C Marker
BACKGROUND: Advanced prostate cancers that are resistant to all current therapies create a need for new therapeutic strategies. One recent innovative approach to cancer therapy is the simultaneous use of multiple FDA-approved drugs to target multiple pathways. A challenge for this approach is caused by the different solubility requirements of each individual drug, resulting in the need for a drug vehicle that is non-toxic and capable of carrying multiple water-insoluble antitumor drugs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350832/metal-removal-and-associated-binding-fraction-transformation-in-contaminated-river-sediment-washed-by-different-types-of-agents
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Hong Wang, Tongzhou Liu, Shuai Feng, Weihua Zhang
In ex-situ washing, HCl, EDTA and H2O2 solutions can effectively extract heavy metals in river sediment. Nevertheless they often target different sediment components, possibly transforming metal species into more bioavailable and hence toxic ones. This study, in batch settings, investigated the influences of different types of washing agents (i.e. HCl, EDTA and H2O2) on metal (i.e. Cu and Zn) removal from contaminated river sediment, destroy or dissolution of sediment components, and transformation of metal fractions during chemical washing treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350787/quality-adjusted-survival-with-combination-nal-iri-5-fu-lv-vs-5-fu-lv-alone-in-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-patients-previously-treated-with-gemcitabine-based-therapy-a-q-twist-analysis
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Uwe Pelzer, Jean-Frédéric Blanc, Davide Melisi, Antonio Cubillo, Daniel D Von Hoff, Andrea Wang-Gillam, Li-Tzong Chen, Jens T Siveke, Yin Wan, Caitlyn T Solem, Marc F Botteman, Yoojung Yang, Floris A de Jong, Richard A Hubner
BACKGROUND: In the NAPOLI-1 Phase 3 trial, nal-IRI+5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (5-FU/LV) significantly improved median overall survival (6.1 vs 4.2 months, P=0.012) and progression-free survival (3.1 vs 1.5 months, P=0.0001) vs 5-FU/LV alone in metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients previously treated with gemcitabine-based therapy. This analysis evaluated between treatment differences in quality-adjusted time without symptoms of disease progression or toxicity (Q-TWiST). METHODS: Overall survival was partitioned into time with grade ⩾3 toxicity (TOX), disease progression (REL), and time without disease progression symptoms or grade ⩾3 toxicity (TWiST)...
March 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350747/short-article-small-intestinal-mucosal-injury-in-patients-taking-chemotherapeutic-agents-for-solid-cancers
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Maria P Dore, Giovanni M Pes, Alberto Murino, Bianca Quarta Colosso, Marco Pennazio
OBJECTIVE: Chemotherapy for cancer is a systemic treatment often associated with side effects than can be debilitating and, in some cases, life-threatening. Few data are available on intestinal enterotoxicity. Wireless video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a noninvasive method of imaging the small intestine. This study presents the results of VCE in patients with solid tumors undergoing antineoplastic regimens with agents, notably for toxicity for the gastrointestinal mucosa (i.e. carboplatin, cyclophosphamide, 5-fluorouracil, methotrexate, and cisplatin)...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350718/serotonin-syndrome-in-a-pediatric-patient-after-vilazodone-ingestion
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Benjamin Laliberte, Omayma A Kishk
Serotonin syndrome (SS) is a serious toxicity that manifests with symptoms such as tremor, hyperthermia, agitation, and altered mental status that may lead to seizures, coma, or death. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may precipitate SS, particularly in combination with other drugs that possess serotonergic activity. We present a case of SS in a 14-month-old after an ingestion of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor vilazodone.
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350543/mondo-a-neutron-tracker-for-particle-therapy-secondary-emission-characterisation
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M Marafini, L Gasparini, R Mirabelli, D Pinci, V Patera, A Sciubba, E Spiriti, D Stoppa, G Traini, A Sarti
Tumour control is performed in particle therapy using particles and ions, whose high irradiation precision enhances the effectiveness of the treatment, while sparing the healthy tissue surrounding the target volume. Dose range monitoring devices using photons and charged particles produced by the beam interacting with the patient's body have already been proposed, but no attempt has been made yet to exploit the detection of the abundant neutron component. Since neutrons can release a significant dose far away from the tumour region, precise measurements of their flux, production energy and angle distributions are eagerly sought in order to improve the treatment planning system (TPS) software...
April 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350505/maladaptation-to-acute-metal-exposure-in-resurrected-daphnia-ambigua-clones-after-decades-of-increasing-contamination
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Mary Alta Rogalski
Human environmental impacts have driven some of the strongest and fastest phenotypic changes recorded in wild animal populations. Across populations, this variation is often adaptive, because populations evolve fitness advantages in response to human-modified environments. Yet some populations fail to adapt to changing environments. Evidenced by declines in relative fitness, such seemingly maladaptive outcomes are less common but may be more likely in human-modified contexts. Further, our ability to investigate the dynamics of these adaptive and maladaptive responses over time is typically limited in natural systems...
April 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350472/development-of-a-cho-based-cell-free-platform-for-synthesis-of-active-monoclonal-antibodies
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Rey W Martin, Natalia I Majewska, Cindy X Chen, Thomas E Albanetti, Rod Brian Jimenez, Albert E Schmelzer, Michael C Jewett, Varnika Roy
Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells are routinely optimized to stably express monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) at high titers. At the early stages of lead isolation and optimization, hundreds of sequences for the target protein of interest are screened. Typically, cell-based transient expression technology platforms are used for expression screening, but these can be time- and resource-intensive. Here, we have developed a cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) platform utilizing a commercially available CHO extract for the rapid in vitro synthesis of active, aglycosylated mAbs...
March 28, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350469/synthesis-of-sugar-boronic-acid-derivatives-a-class-of-potential-agents-for-boron-neutron-capture-therapy
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Daniela Imperio, Erika Del Grosso, Silvia Fallarini, Grazia Lombardi, Luigi Panza
To date, sugar analogues that contain boronic acids as substitutes for hydroxyl groups are a class of compounds nearly unknown in the literature. The challenging synthesis of two sugar-boronic acid analogues is described, and data are retrieved on their solution behavior, stability, and toxicity. As these compounds were expected to mimic the behavior of carbohydrates, they were tested in regards to their future development as potential boron neutron capture therapy agents.
March 28, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350451/ros-switchable-polymeric-nanoplatform-with-stimuli-responsive-release-for-active-targeted-drug-delivery-to-breast-cancer
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Yu Zhang, Qin Guo, Sai An, Yifei Lu, Jianfeng Li, Xi He, Lisha Liu, Yujie Zhang, Tao Sun, Chen Jiang
Tumor microenvironment plays a vital role in the process of tumor development, proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. It is well acknowledged that reduction in pH, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and increased level of glucose transporter 1 (GLUT1) have become featured intracellular and extracellular biochemical markers of cancer owing to oncogenic transformation and abnormal metabolism. To establish a distinctive drug delivery system directed against the tumor microenvironment features, we develop a newly engineered polymeric nanoplatform for efficient doxorubicin (DOX) delivery with reduced systemic toxicity and high antitumor efficiency...
March 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350441/chemical-probes-unravel-an-antimicrobial-defense-response-triggered-by-binding-of-the-human-opioid-dynorphin-to-a-bacterial-sensor-kinase
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Megan Holly Wright, Christian Fetzer, Stephan A Sieber
Host-microbe communication via small molecule signals is important for both symbiotic and pathogenic relationships, but is often poorly understood at the molecular level. Under conditions of host stress, levels of the human opioid peptide dynorphin are elevated, triggering virulence in the opportunistic pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa via an unknown pathway. Here we apply a multilayered chemical biology strategy to unravel the mode of action of this putative interkingdom signal. We designed and applied dynorphin-inspired photoaffinity probes to reveal the protein targets of the peptide in live bacteria via chemical proteomics...
March 28, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346882/determination-of-prodrug-treosulfan-and-its-biologically-active-monoepoxide-in-rat-plasma-liver-lungs-kidneys-muscle-and-brain-by-hplc-esi-ms-ms-method
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Michał Romański, Anna Kasprzyk, Artur Teżyk, Agnieszka Widerowska, Czesław Żaba, Franciszek Główka
A prodrug treosulfan (TREO) is currently investigated in clinical trials for conditioning prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bioanalysis of TREO and its active derivatives, monoepoxide (S,S-EBDM) and diepoxide, in plasma and urine underlay the pharmacokinetic studies of these compounds but cannot explain an organ pharmacological action or toxicity. Recently, distribution of TREO and S,S-EBDM into brain, cerebrospinal fluid, and aqueous humor of the eye has been investigated in animal models and the obtained results presented clinical relevance...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346874/protective-effects-of-hepatocyte-specific-glycyrrhetic-derivatives-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-damage-in-mice
#17
Yifei Yang, Lingyun Yang, Yaodan Han, Zhenwei Wu, Pan Chen, Huibin Zhang, Jinpei Zhou
Glycyrrhetic acid (GA), the main hydrolysate of glycyrrhizic acid extracted from the roots of the Chinese herb Glycyrrhiza glabra, was reported to be accumulated in hepatocytes due to the extensive distribution of GA receptors in liver. A series of hepatocyte-specific derivatives on the basis of anetholtrithione and glycyrrhizic were designed and synthesized. The potential beneficial effect was evaluated in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver injury model. In addition, the hepatoprotective activity of these derivatives was assessed by measuring levels of serum marker enzymes, including serum glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT), serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (GPT), alkaline phosphatase (AKP), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and the ratio of GSH to GSSG...
March 20, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346872/5-bromo-2-aryl-benzimidazole-derivatives-as-non-cytotoxic-potential-dual-inhibitors-of-%C3%AE-glucosidase-and-urease-enzymes
#18
Tanzila Arshad, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Najma Rasool, Uzma Salar, Shafqat Hussain, Humna Asghar, Mohammed Ashraf, Abdul Wadood, Muhammad Riaz, Shahnaz Perveen, Muhammad Taha, Nor Hadiani Ismail
On the basis of previous report on promising α-glucosidase inhibitory activity of 5-bromo-2-aryl benzimidazole derivatives, these derivatives were further screened for urease inhibitory and cytotoxicity activity in order to get more potent and non-cytotoxic potential dual inhibitor for the patients suffering from diabetes as well as peptic ulcer. In this study, all compounds showed varying degree of potency in the range of (IC50=8.15±0.03-354.67±0.19μM) as compared to standard thiourea (IC50=21.25±0.15μM)...
March 20, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346771/cohort-study-of-oncologic-emergencies-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Cielito C Reyes-Gibby, Stephanie C Melkonian, Ehab Y Hanna, Sai-Ching J Yeung, Charles Lu, Mark S Chambers, Srinivas R Banala, Gary B Gunn, Sanjay S Shete
BACKGROUND: Treatments for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are associated with toxicities that lead to emergency department presentation. METHODS: We utilized data from an ongoing prospective cohort of newly diagnosed, previously untreated patients (N = 298) with HNSCC to evaluate the association between clinical and epidemiologic factors and risk for and frequency of emergency department presentation. Time to event was calculated from the date of treatment initiation to emergency department presentation, date of death, or current date...
March 27, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346744/radiopaque-uhmwpe-sublaminar-cables-for-spinal-deformity-correction-preclinical-mechanical-and-radiopacifier-leaching-assessment
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Alex K Roth, Karlien Boon-Ceelen, Harold Smelt, Bert van Rietbergen, Paul C Willems, Lodewijk W van Rhijn, Jacobus J Arts
Polymeric sublaminar cables have a number of advantages over metal cables in the field of spinal deformity surgery, with decreased risk of neurological injury and potential for higher correction forces as the two most predominant. However, currently available polymer cables are radiolucent, precluding postoperative radiological assessment of instrumentation stability and integrity. This study provides a preclinical assessment of a woven UHMWPE cable made with radiopaque UHMWPE fibers. Our primary goal was to determine if the addition of a radiopacifier negatively affects the mechanical properties of UHMWPE woven cables...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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