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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350486/predictive-clinicopathologic-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-findings-for-tumor-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Hye-Joung Eom, Joo Hee Cha, Woo Jung Choi, Eun Young Chae, Hee Jung Shin, Hak Hee Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether clinicopathologic factors and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) features are associated with pathologic tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-three patients with TNBC who underwent pre-NAC MRI, completed NAC, and underwent surgery between January 2009 and December 2010 were included in the study. MRI features and clinicopathologic factors for predicting pathologic responses were analyzed, and residual tumor sizes, as measured using MRI and surgical specimens, were evaluated...
March 28, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344907/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-extract-protects-lymphocytes-against-histone-induced-apoptosis
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Ping Chang, Bing Mo, David M Cauvi, Ying Yu, Zhenhui Guo, Jian Zhou, Qiong Huang, Qitao Yan, Guiming Chen, Zhanguo Liu
Apoptosis of lymphocytes is associated with immunosuppression and poor prognosis in sepsis. Our previous report showed that histones, nuclear proteins released from damaged or dying cells in sepsis, can mediate lymphocyte apoptosis via mitochondria damage. Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE), a natural substance with protective properties against oxidative stress, plays a vital role in cell and mitochondria protection. We thus hypothesized that GSPE may play a protective role in histone-induced lymphocyte apoptosis through its anti-oxidative properties...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343997/dna-double-strand-breaks-and-aurora-b-mislocalization-induced-by-exposure-of-early-mitotic-cells-to-h2o2-appear-to-increase-chromatin-bridges-and-resultant-cytokinesis-failure
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Min-Guk Cho, Ju-Hyun Ahn, Hee-Song Choi, Jae-Ho Lee
Aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes that is a hallmark of cancer cells, can arise from tetraploid/binucleated cells through a failure of cytokinesis. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in various diseases, including cancer. However, the nature and role of ROS in cytokinesis progression and related mechanisms has not been clearly elucidated. Here, using time-lapse analysis of asynchronously growing cells and immunocytochemical analyses of synchronized cells, we found that hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) treatment at early mitosis (primarily prometaphase) significantly induced cytokinesis failure...
March 24, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343033/quinocetone-induces-mitochondrial-apoptosis-in-hepg2-cells-through-ros-dependent-promotion-of-vdac1-oligomerization-and-suppression-of-wnt1-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Xiayun Yang, Shusheng Tang, Chongshan Dai, Daowen Li, Shen Zhang, Sijun Deng, Yan Zhou, Xilong Xiao
Quinocetone (QCT) has been used as an animal feed additive in China since 2003. However, investigations indicate that QCT has potential toxicity due to the fact that it shows cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity and immunotoxicity in vitro and animal models. Although QCT-induced mitochondrial apoptosis has been established, the molecular mechanism remains unclear. This study was aimed to investigate the role of voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) oligomerization and Wnt/β-catenin pathway in QCT-induced mitochondrial apoptosis...
March 23, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342871/oxidative-damage-induces-apoptosis-and-promotes-calcification-in-disc-cartilage-endplate-cell-through-ros-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-implications-for-disc-degeneration
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Yingchao Han, Xinhua Li, Meijun Yan, Mingjie Yang, Shanjin Wang, Jie Pan, Lili Jun, Jun Tan
Cartilage endplate (CEP) cell calcification and apoptosis play a vital role in the intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). Oxidative stress is a key factor in inducing programmed cell death and cartilage calcification. However, the cell death and calcification of cartilage endplate cells under oxidative stress have never been described. The present study investigated the apoptosis and calcification in the cartilage endplate cell under oxidative stress induced by H2O2 to understand the underlying mechanism of IVDD...
March 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342771/the-area-postrema-ap-and-the-parabrachial-nucleus-pbn-are-important-sites-for-salmon-calcitonin-sct-to-decrease-evoked-phasic-dopamine-release-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-nac
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Lynda Whiting, James E McCutcheon, Christina N Neuner-Boyle, Mitchell F Roitman, Thomas A Lutz
The pancreatic hormone amylin and its agonist salmon calcitonin (sCT) act via the area postrema (AP) and the lateral parabrachial nucleus (PBN) to reduce food intake. Investigations of amylin and sCT signaling in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) suggest that the eating inhibitory effect of amylin is, in part, mediated through the mesolimbic 'reward' pathway. Indeed, administration of the sCT directly to the VTA decreased phasic dopamine release (DA) in the NAc. However, it is not known if peripheral amylin modulates the mesolimbic system directly or whether this occurs via the AP and PBN...
March 22, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341946/surgical-masculinization-of-the-breast-clinical-classification-and-surgical-procedures
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Lazaro Cardenas-Camarena, Carlos Dorado, Maria Teresa Guerrero, Rosa Nava
INTRODUCTION: Aesthetic breast area improvements for gynecomastia and gender dysphoria patients who seek a more masculine appearance have increased recently. We present our clinical experience in breast masculinization and a classification for these patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From July 2003 to May 2014, 68 patients seeking a more masculine thorax underwent surgery. They were divided into five groups depending on three factors: excess fatty tissue, breast tissue, and skin...
March 24, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341536/the-role-of-cpla2-in-methylglyoxal-induced-cell-apoptosis-of-huvecs
#8
Jie Yuan, Chao Zhu, Yali Hong, Zongxing Sun, Xianjun Fang, Biao Wu, Shengnan Li
Methylglyoxal (MGO), a highly reactive dicarbonyl compound, is mainly formed as a byproduct of glycolysis. Elevated MGO level is known to induce apoptosis of vascular endothelial cells, which is implicated with progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic complications. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been exhaustively investigated yet. Here, we further characterized the mechanisms how MGO induced apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Our data revealed that cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2) played an important role in MGO-induced cell apoptosis...
March 21, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341391/mice-lacking-liver-specific-%C3%AE-catenin-develop-steatohepatitis-and-fibrosis-after-iron-overload
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Morgan E Preziosi, Sucha Singh, Erika V Valore, Chun-Ling Jung, Branimir Popovic, Minakshi Poddar, Shanmugam Nagarajan, Tomas Ganz, Satdarshan P Monga
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Iron overload disorders such as hereditary hemochromatosis and iron-loading anemias are a common cause of morbidity from liver diseases and increase risk of hepatic fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Once iron-induced damage occurs, treatment options are limited partly because of the lack of animal models recapitulating human disease, which do not exhibit relevant sequelae after chronic iron overload. METHODS: Since liver-specific β-catenin knockout mice (KO) are susceptible to injury, fibrosis and tumorigenesis following chemical carcinogen exposure, iron-overload diet was administered to KO and littermate control (CON) mice for various times...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340290/nucleus-accumbens-dopamine-receptors-mediate-hypothalamus-induced-antinociception-in-the-rat-formalin-test
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A Siahposht-Khachaki, P Pourreza, S Ezzatpanah, A Haghparast
BACKGROUND: Lateral hypothalamus (LH) involves in modulation of tonic pain. Regarding the direct and indirect neural connections between the LH and nucleus accumbens (NAc), we aimed to examine the pain modulatory role of NAc dopamine receptors in modulation of LH-induced analgesia in the formalin test. METHODS: Vehicle-control groups received saline or DMSO into the NAc and saline into the LH. Carbachol-control groups received carbachol (250 nmol/L) into the LH, 5 min after saline or DMSO injection into the NAc...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338755/red-blotch-disease-alters-grape-berry-development-and-metabolism-by-interfering-with-the-transcriptional-and-hormonal-regulation-of-ripening
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Barbara Blanco-Ulate, Helene Hopfer, Rosa Figueroa-Balderas, Zirou Ye, Rosa M Rivero, Alfonso Albacete, Francisco Pérez-Alfocea, Renata Koyama, Michael M Anderson, Rhonda J Smith, Susan E Ebeler, Dario Cantu
Grapevine red blotch-associated virus (GRBaV) is a major threat to the wine industry in the USA. GRBaV infections (aka red blotch disease) compromise crop yield and berry chemical composition, affecting the flavor and aroma properties of must and wine. In this study, we combined genome-wide transcriptional profiling with targeted metabolite analyses and biochemical assays to characterize the impact of the disease on red-skinned berry ripening and metabolism. Using naturally infected berries collected from two vineyards, we were able to identify consistent berry responses to GRBaV across different environmental and cultural conditions...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338719/the-legume-mir1514a-modulates-a-nac-transcription-factor-transcript-to-trigger-phasirna-formation-in-response-to-drought
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Guadalupe Sosa-Valencia, Miguel Palomar, Alejandra A Covarrubias, José L Reyes
Recent studies have identified microRNAs as post-transcriptional regulators involved in stress responses. miR1514a is a legume microRNA that is induced in response to drought stress in Phaseolus vulgaris (common bean) and shows differential accumulation levels in roots during water deficit in two cultivars with different drought tolerance phenotypes. A recent degradome analysis revealed that miR1514a targets the transcripts of two NAC transcription factors (TFs), Phvul.010g121000 and Phvul.010g120700. Furthermore, expression studies and small RNA-seq data indicate that only Phvul...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337898/melanin-of-the-nipple-areola-complex
#13
A Goren, M Kovacevic, T Lotti
Biological pigments or biochromes are ubiquitous in animals, plants, and simpler organisms such as fungi and bacteria. They serve a wide spectrum of functions from photosynthesis, camouflage, mimicry, photo protection from the environment to attracting mates. The human female nipple areola complex (NAC) is a highly-pigmented area. Currently, the prevailing theory as to the evolution of the pigmented human NAC is based on infant recognition of breast feeding latching zone; however, due to the protruding shape of the nipple and surrounding breast, the authors of this letter believe that the evolutionary advantage of the pigmented NAC has a direct physiological function, namely the initiation of involution at the end of the infant lactation period...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337376/curcumin-derivative-wz35-efficiently-suppresses-colon-cancer-progression-through-inducing-ros-production-and-er-stress-dependent-apoptosis
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Junru Zhang, Zhiguo Feng, Chunhua Wang, Huiping Zhou, Weidong Liu, Karvannan Kanchana, Xuanxuan Dai, Peng Zou, Junlian Gu, Lu Cai, Guang Liang
Colon cancer is characterized by its fast progression and poor prognosis, and novel agents of treating colon cancer are urgently needed. WZ35, a synthetic curcumin derivative, has been reported to exhibit promising antitumor activity. Here, we investigated the in vitro and in vivo activities of WZ35 and explored the underlying mechanisms in colon cancer cell lines. WZ35 treatment significantly decreased the cell viability associated with G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis induction in colon cancer cell lines...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336571/regulation-of-alcohol-extinction-and-cue-induced-reinstatement-by-specific-projections-between-medial-prefrontal-cortex-nucleus-accumbens-and-basolateral-amygdala
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Colby R Keistler, Emma Hammarlund, Jacqueline M Barker, Colin W Bond, Ralph J DiLeone, Christopher Pittenger, Jane R Taylor
The ability to inhibit drinking is a significant challenge for recovering alcoholics, especially in the presence of alcohol-associated cues. Previous studies have demonstrated that the regulation of cue-guided alcohol seeking is mediated by the basolateral amygdala (BLA), nucleus accumbens (NAc), and medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). However, given the high interconnectivity between these structures, it is unclear how mPFC projections to each subcortical structure, as well as projections between BLA and NAc, mediate alcohol-seeking behaviors...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335665/calcium-oxalate-crystals-induces-tight-junction-disruption-in-distal-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-activating-ros-akt-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
#16
Lei Yu, Xiuguo Gan, Xukun Liu, Ruihua An
Tight junction plays important roles in regulating paracellular transports and maintaining cell polarity. Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals, the major crystalline composition of kidney stones, have been demonstrated to be able to cause tight junction disruption to accelerate renal cell injury. However, the cellular signaling involved in COM crystal-induced tight junction disruption remains largely to be investigated. In the present study, we proved that COM crystals induced tight junction disruption by activating ROS/Akt/p38 MAPK pathway...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335600/redox-potential-sensitive-n-acetyl-cysteine-prodrug-nanoparticles-inhibit-the-activation-of-microglia-and-improve-neuronal-survival
#17
Eleni Markoutsa, Peisheng Xu
One hallmark of neuroinflammation is the activation of microglia, which triggers the production and release of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nitrate, nitrite, and cytokines. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a free radical scavenger that is involved in the intracellular and extracellular detoxification of ROS in the brain. However, the clinical application of NAC is limited by its low bioavailability and short half-life. Herein, NAC was conjugated to a polymer through disulfide bond to form a NAC-prodrug nanoparticle (NAC-NP)...
March 23, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334858/comparison-between-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-surgery-and-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-for-overall-survival-in-patients-with-clinical-stage-ii-iii-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-jcog1406-a
#18
Motoo Nomura, Ken Kato, Nobutoshi Ando, Atsushi Ohtsu, Kei Muro, Hiroyasu Igaki, Tetsuya Abe, Hiroya Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Daiko, Masahiro Gotoh, Kozo Kataoka, Masashi Wakabayashi, Yuko Kitagawa
Background: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery (NAC-S) represents the standard treatment for patients with Stage II/III esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in Japan. Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is performed in patients who refuse or have contraindications to surgery. However, randomized clinical trials that compare NAC-S with CRT have not been conducted. The aim of this study was to explore subgroups of patients undergoing CRT to identify those with survival outcomes potentially equivalent to NAC-S...
March 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332554/fucoidan-induces-toll-like-receptor-4-regulated-reactive-oxygen-species-and-promotes-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-apoptosis-in-lung-cancer
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Hsien-Yeh Hsu, Tung-Yi Lin, Mei-Kuang Lu, Pei-Ju Leng, Shu-Ming Tsao, Yu-Chung Wu
Fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide extracted from brown algae, exhibits anti-cancer activity. However, the effects and mechanism of fucoidan-induced apoptosis via endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that fucoidan prevents tumorigenesis and reduces tumor size in LLC1-xenograft male C57BL/6 mice. Fucoidan induces an ER stress response by activating the PERK-ATF4-CHOP pathway, resulting in apoptotic cell death in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, ATF4 knockdown abolishes fucoidan-induced CHOP expression and rescues cell viability...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327615/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-creates-surgery-opportunities-for-inoperable-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
#20
Minghao Wang, Lingmi Hou, Maoshan Chen, Yan Zhou, Yueyang Liang, Shushu Wang, Jun Jiang, Yi Zhang
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), the systematic chemotherapy given to patients with locally advanced and inoperable breast caner, has been proven to be of great clinical values. Many scientific reports confirmed NAC could effectively eliminate sub-clinical disseminated lesions of tumor, and improve long-term and disease-free survival rate of patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC); however, up to now, LABC is still a serious clinical issue given improved screening and early diagnosis. This study, with main focus on inoperable LABC, investigated the values of NAC in converting inoperable LABC into operable status and assessed the prognosis...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
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