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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156750/somatic-mutations-in-cdh1-and-ctnnb1-in-primary-carcinomas-at-13-anatomic-sites
#1
Evan L Busch, Jason L Hornick, Renato Umeton, Adem Albayrak, Neal I Lindeman, Laura E MacConaill, Elizabeth P Garcia, Matthew Ducar, Timothy R Rebbeck
Metastases are involved in most cancer deaths. Evidence has suggested that cancer cell detachment from primary tumors might occur largely via the mechanism of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) activated by epigenetic events, but data addressing other possible triggers of detachment, particularly genetic mutations, have been limited. Using the Profile study of cancer genomics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we examined somatic mutations in the EMT genes CDH1 in 5,106 primary carcinomas and CTNNB1 in 7,578 primary carcinomas across 13 anatomic sites: urinary bladder, breast, colon/rectum, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, lung, ovary, pancreas, prostate, skin (non-melanoma), stomach, and thyroid...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156646/inhibition-of-bcl-2-and-cox-2-protein-expression-after-local-application-of-a-new-carmustine-loaded-clinoptilolite-based-delivery-system-in-a-chemically-induced-skin-cancer-model-in-mice
#2
Cristina Mihaela Ghiciuc, Aurel Lulu Strat, Lacramioara Ochiuz, Catalina Elena Lupusoru, Maria Ignat, Aurelia Vasile, Alexandru Grigorovici, Iulian Stoleriu, Carmen Solcan
Our research has focused on in vitro and in vivo evaluations of a new Carmustine (BCNU)-loaded clinoptilolite-based delivery system. Two clinoptilolite ionic forms-hydrogen form (HCLI) and sodium form (NaCLI)-were prepared, allowing a loading degree of about 5-6 mg BCNU/g of zeolite matrix due to the dual porous feature of clinoptilolite. Clinoptilolite-based delivery systems released 35.23% of the load in 12 h for the BCNU@HCLI system and only 10.82% for the BCNU@NaCLI system. The BCNU@HCLI system was chosen to develop gel and cream semisolid dosage forms...
November 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156643/melanoma-genetic-abnormalities-tumor-progression-clonal-evolution-and-tumor-initiating-cells
#3
REVIEW
Ugo Testa, Germana Castelli, Elvira Pelosi
Melanoma is an aggressive neoplasia issued from the malignant transformation of melanocytes, the pigment-generating cells of the skin. It is responsible for about 75% of deaths due to skin cancers. Melanoma is a phenotypically and molecularly heterogeneous disease: cutaneous, uveal, acral, and mucosal melanomas have different clinical courses, are associated with different mutational profiles, and possess distinct risk factors. The discovery of the molecular abnormalities underlying melanomas has led to the promising improvement of therapy, and further progress is expected in the near future...
November 20, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156622/advanced-glycation-end-products-in-the-pathogenesis-of-psoriasis
#4
REVIEW
Anastasia Papagrigoraki, Martina Maurelli, Micol Del Giglio, Paolo Gisondi, Giampiero Girolomoni
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are extremely oxidant and biologically reactive compounds, which form through oxidation of sugars, lipids and amino acids to create aldehydes that bind covalently to proteins. AGEs formation and accumulation in human tissues is a physiological process during ageing but it is enhanced in case of persistent hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and oxidative or carbonyl stress, which are common in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. Exogenous AGEs may derive from foods, UV irradiation and cigarette smoking...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156601/acute-toxicity-and-ecological-risk-assessment-of-benzophenone-3-bp-3-and-benzophenone-4-bp-4-in-ultraviolet-uv-filters
#5
Yang Du, Wen-Qian Wang, Zhou-Tao Pei, Fahmi Ahmad, Rou-Rou Xu, Yi-Min Zhang, Li-Wei Sun
Ultraviolet (UV)-absorbing chemicals (UV filters) are used in personal care products for the protection of human skin and hair from damage by UV radiation. Although these substances are released into the environment in the production and consumption processes, little is known about their ecotoxicology effects. The acute toxicity and potential ecological risk of UV filters benzophenone-3 (BP-3) and benzophenone-4 (BP-4) on Chlorella vulgaris, Daphnia magna, and Brachydanio rerio were analyzed in the present study...
November 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156522/the-prevention-of-tnf-%C3%AE-ifn-%C3%AE-mixture-induced-inflammation-in-human-keratinocyte-and-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-in-nc-nga-mice-by-mineral-balanced-deep-sea-water
#6
Kyu-Shik Lee, So-Young Chun, Min-Gu Lee, Soyoung Kim, Tae-Jung Jang, Kyung-Soo Nam
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease caused by environmental and chemical allergens. Despite the complexity of its pathogenesis, many investigations have shown that substances having anti-inflammatory activities alleviated the pathology of AD. Here, we evaluated the effects of mineral-balanced deep sea water (DSW) on AD-like skin damage in both in vitro and in vivo. The results showed that mineral-balanced DSW regressed inflammatory chemokines, such as macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC), thymus- and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) and regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted (RANTES), and cytokines, interleukin (IL)-6 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) mRNA expression in HaCaT immortal human keratinocyte treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α/ interferon (IFN)-γ mixture...
November 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156497/melanoma-in-patients-with-gata2-deficiency
#7
Jannett Nguyen, Tiffany Alexander, Hong Jiang, Natasha Hill, Zied Abdullaev, Svetlana D Pack, Amy P Hsu, Steven M Holland, Dennis D Hickstein, Eric A Engels, Isaac Brownell
GATA2 deficiency is a recently described genetic disorder affecting hematopoietic stem cells and is associated with immunodeficiency, cutaneous findings, and hematologic malignancy. The risk of non-hematologic malignancies is unclear. To explore the incidence and clinical course of melanoma in GATA2 deficient patients we conducted a retrospective chart review of 71 patients with GATA2 deficiency. We identified two patients with melanoma, including an invasive melanoma presenting as a graft-versus-tumor effect following bone marrow transplantation...
November 20, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156425/perceived-provider-stigma-as-a-predictor-of-mental-health-service-users-internalized-stigma-and-disempowerment
#8
Katie Wang, Bruce G Link, Patrick W Corrigan, Larry Davidson, Elizabeth Flanagan
Despite increasing awareness of stigma from mental health service providers as a barrier to recovery, little research has directly examined how it might influence the service users' self-perceptions and treatment experience. The present study examined the association of service users' perceived provider stigma with their experience of internalized stigma and disempowerment, two psychosocial constructs known to hinder recovery. Mental health service users (N = 350) completed questionnaires assessing perceived stigma from mental health service providers, including perceptions of negative affective reactions towards individual users and desired social distance towards people with mental illnesses across various life domains, internalized stigma, and disempowerment (i...
November 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156398/spontaneous-hair-follicle-germ-hfg-formation-in%C3%A2-vitro-enabling-the-large-scale-production-of-hfgs-for-regenerative-medicine
#9
Tatsuto Kageyama, Chisa Yoshimura, Dina Myasnikova, Ken Kataoka, Tadashi Nittami, Shoji Maruo, Junji Fukuda
Hair follicle morphogenesis is triggered by reciprocal interactions between hair follicle germ (HFG) epithelial and mesenchymal layers. Here, we developed a method for large-scale preparation of HFGs in vitro via self-organization of cells. We mixed mouse epidermal and mouse/human mesenchymal cells in suspension and seeded them in microwells of a custom-designed array plate. Over a 3-day culture period, cells initially formed a randomly distributed single cell aggregate and then spatially separated from each other, exhibiting typical HFG morphological features...
November 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156359/emotion-regulation-deficits-in-persons-with-body-focused-repetitive-behavior-disorders
#10
Jennifer R Alexander, David C Houghton, Christopher C Bauer, Heather C Lench, Douglas W Woods
BACKGROUND: Conceptualizations of emotion dysregulation (ED) and body-focused repetitive behavior disorders (BFRBDs) imply that ED may be a central component of BFRBDs as well as a factor that distinguishes BFRBDs from non-impairing, subclinical body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). The current study empirically tested these observations. METHODS: One hundred thirty-eight undergraduates (of 1900 who completed a screening survey) completed self-report measures assessing four emotion regulation (ER) deficits hypothesized to underlie ED (alexithymia, maladaptive emotional reactivity, experiential avoidance, and response inhibition when distressed); 34 of these participants had BFRBDs, 64 had subclinical BFRBs, and 42 were unaffected by BFRBs...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156345/the-extended-production-of-uv-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-in-l929-fibroblasts-is-attenuated-by-posttreatment-with-arrabidaea-chica-through-scavenging-mechanisms
#11
Fabianne Martins Ribeiro, Hélito Volpato, Danielle Lazarin-Bidóia, Vânia Cristina Desoti, Rebeca Oliveira de Souza, Maria José Vieira Fonseca, Tânia Ueda-Nakamura, Celso Vataru Nakamura, Sueli de Oliveira Silva
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure causes various injurious effects to human skin by generating reactive oxygen species (ROS). Excessive ROS production can lead to oxidative stress which may damage cellular components like lipids and proteins and causing photoaging. The use of natural photochemopreventive agents with antioxidant properties is an important alternative to improve the effectiveness of sunscreens and reduce skin photodamage. A crude extract (CE) from the leaves of Arrabidaea chica underwent partition by a liquid-liquid method...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156273/contribution-of-sun-exposure-to-the-vitamin-d-dose-received-by-various-groups-of-the-spanish-population
#12
Maria-Antonia Serrano
Although the harmful effects of excessive exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation are well known, the recommended dose of UV radiation is beneficial for the synthesis of vitamin D by the skin, in addition to being useful in the treatment of various illnesses and mental problems. Numerous studies have shown that vitamin D performs important functions in the human organism, such as absorbing calcium and phosphorous and contributing to the immune system, among others. Several studies have found that a high percentage of various groups of the Spanish population suffer from vitamin D deficiency, and since very few natural foods contain vitamin D, it was considered important to determine whether groups such as schoolchildren, outdoor workers and athletes, receive enough solar radiation to produce adequate levels of vitamin D in their daily activities...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156237/skeleton-skin-structured-rgo-cnts-pani-composite-fiber-electrodes-with-excellent-mechanical-and-electrochemical-performance-for-all-solid-state-symmetric-supercapacitors
#13
Dong Liu, Pengcheng Du, Wenli Wei, Hongxing Wang, Qi Wang, Peng Liu
Polyaniline coated reduced graphene oxide/carbon nanotube composite fibers ((RGO/CNTs)@PANI, RCP) with skeleton/skin structure are designed as fiber-shaped electrodes for high performance all-solid-state symmetric supercapacitor. The one-dimensional reduced graphene oxide/carbon nanotube composite fibers (RGO/CNTs, RC) are prepared via a simple in-situ reduction of graphene oxide in presence of carbon nanotubes in quartz glass pipes, which exhibit excellent mechanical performance of >193.4 MPa of tensile strength...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156079/the-gard-platform-for-potency-assessment-of-skin-sensitizing-chemicals
#14
Kathrin S Zeller, Andy Forreryd, Tim Lindberg, Robin Gradin, Aakash Chawade, Malin Lindstedt
Contact allergy induced by certain chemicals is a common health concern, and several alternative methods have been developed to fulfill the requirements of European legislation with regard to hazard assessment of potential skin sensitizers. However, validated methods, which provide information about the potency of skin sensitizers, are still lacking. The cell-based assay Genomic Allergen Rapid Detection (GARD), targeting key event 3, dendritic cell activation, of the skin sensitization AOP, uses gene expression profiling and a machine learning approach for the prediction of chemicals as sensitizers or non-sensitizers...
2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155877/immune-response-profiles-of-calves-following-vaccination-with-live-bcg-and-inactivated-mycobacterium-bovis-vaccine-candidates
#15
E M D L van der Heijden, J Chileshe, J C M Vernooij, C Gortazar, R A Juste, I Sevilla, J E Crafford, V P M G Rutten, A L Michel
Conventional control and eradication strategies for bovine tuberculosis (BTB) face tremendous difficulties in developing countries; countries with wildlife reservoirs, a complex wildlife-livestock-human interface or a lack of veterinary and veterinary public health surveillance. Vaccination of cattle and other species might in some cases provide the only suitable control strategy for BTB, while in others it may supplement existing test-and-slaughter schemes. However, the use of live BCG has several limitations and the global rise of HIV/AIDS infections has furthermore warranted the exploration of inactivated vaccine preparations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155742/isolation-of-intact-whole-mouse-mammary-glands-for-analysis-of-extracellular-matrix-expression-and-gland-morphology
#16
Christopher Thompson, Katherine Keck, Abigail Hielscher
The goal of this procedure was to harvest the #4 abdominal mammary glands from female nulliparous mice in order to assess ECM expression and ductal architecture. Here, a small pocket below the skin was created using Mayo scissors, allowing separation of the glands within the subcutaneous tissue from the underlying peritoneum. Visualization of the glands was aided by the use of 3.5x-R surgical micro loupes. The pelt was inverted and pinned back allowing identification of the intact mammary fat pads. Each of the #4 abdominal glands was bluntly dissected by sliding the scalpel blade laterally between the subcutaneous layer and the glands...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155557/wearable-nanoplasmonic-patch-detecting-sun-uv-exposure
#17
Jessica G Barajas-Carmona, Leydi Francisco-Aldana, Eden Morales-Narváez
Sun exposure is known to yield beneficial health outcomes, including synthesis of adequate levels of vitamin D, beneficial modulation of blood pressure and is a valuable factor in mental health care. However, the increasing incidence of sun/UV exposure-related illness, such as skin cancer, is seriously concerning public health authorities as well as the scientific community. Consequently, moderate sun/UV exposure is strongly recommended. A wearable nanoplasmonic patch whose original color changes upon sun exposure due to its UV-responsive capabilities that are visually detectable has been engineered...
November 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155395/porcine-skin-gelatin-silver-nanocomposites-synthesis-characterisation-cell-cytotoxicity-and-antibacterial-properties
#18
Hosam I Salaheldin, Amr Negm, Gamal E H Osman
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesised with hydrothermal autoclaving technique by using AgNO3 salt (silver precursor) at different concentrations (0.01, 0.1, 0.55, 1.1, 5.5, and 11 mM) and porcine skin (1% (w/v) ) gelatin polymeric matrix (reducing and stabiliser agent). The reaction was performed in an autoclave at 103 kPa and 121°C and the hydrothermal autoclaving exposure time and AgNO3 molar concentration were varied at a constant porcine skin gelatin concentration. The as-prepared AgNPs were characterised by UV-visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155377/new-forensics-methods-looking-more-like-csi-rapid-dna-analysis-proteomics-and-new-technology-increasingly-impact-forensics-investigations
#19
Leslie Mertz
If CSI and those other police procedural TV shows are to be believed, criminals don't have a chance. A finger smudge on a light switch, a flake of skin, or a sweat-stained fiber is all the information an investigator needs to positively identify the perpetrator and put him or her behind bars.
November 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155337/photodynamic-therapy-in-fibrosarcoma-balb-c-animal-model-observation-of-the-rebound-effect
#20
Etcheverry María Eugenia, Pasquale Miguel Ángel, Gutiérrez Anabella, Bibé Solange, Ponzinibbio Carlos, Poteca Horacio, Garavaglia Mario
In vivo spectrofluorometric analysis during photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a fundamental tool to obtain information about the drug bleaching kinetics. Using a portable spectrofluorometer with an excitation source emitting at 400nm wavelength and a spectral analyzer ranging from 500nm to 800nm, the evolution of the meta-tetra(hydroxyphenyl) chlorin (m-THPC) photosensitizer fluorescence spectrum at the tumoral tissue of BALB/c murines with fibrosarcoma located at their flank was followed up. Ex vivo fluorescence measurements of the tumor and skin were also performed with the aim of better characterizing the in vivo signal at different parts of the tumor...
November 16, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
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