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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334632/capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry-for-targeted-and-untargeted-analysis-of-the-sub-5%C3%A2-kda-urine-metabolome-of-patients-with-prostate-or-bladder-cancer-a-feasibility-study
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Matthew S MacLennan, Miranda G M Kok, Laiel Soliman, Alan So, Antonio Hurtado-Coll, David D Y Chen
Targeted and untargeted analyses of the sub-5 kDa urine metabolome of genitourinary cancer patients (prostate and/or bladder) were performed without chemical derivatization using capillary electrophoresis-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (CE-ESI-MS). For targeted analysis, endogenous levels of sarcosine and 5 other amino acid metabolites implicated in the progression of prostate cancer were quantified in four patients and in a pooled urine sample from healthy volunteers. An untargeted analysis (m/z 50 to 850) of patient urine was performed using the same CE-ESI-MS system identifying over 400 distinct molecular features per patient...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334580/the-power-load-relationship-during-a-countermovement-jump-a-joint-level-analysis
#2
Kym J Williams, Dale W Chapman, Elissa J Phillips, Nick Ball
This study aimed to investigate if hip, knee and ankle peak power is influenced by the relative load lifted, altering the joint and system load-power relationship during a countermovement jump (CMJ). Twenty-Three male national representative athletes (age: 20.3 ± 3.1y, squat 1RM: 133.8 ± 24.8kg) completed three CMJs at relative barbell loads of 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40% of an athlete's estimated back squat 1RM. Ground reaction force and joint kinematics were captured using a 16 camera motion capture array integrated with two in ground tri-axial force plates...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334363/macrophage-membrane-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-photothermal-tumor-therapy
#3
Qian-Fang Meng, Lang Rao, Minghui Zan, Ming Chen, Guang-Tao Yu, Xiaoyun Wei, Zhuhao Wu, Yue Sun, Shi Shang Guo, Xing-Zhong Zhao, Fu-Bing Wang, Wei Liu
Nanotechnology possesses the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of tumors. The ideal nanoparticles used for in vivo cancer therapy should own long blood circulation and active cancer targeting. Additionally, they should be innoxious and invisible to the immune system. Here, we developed a biomimetic nanoplatform with the above properties for cancer therapy. Macrophage membranes were reconstructed into vesicles and then coated onto magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe3O4 NPs). Inherited from the Fe3O4 core and the macrophage membrane shell, the resulting Fe3O4@MM NPs exhibited good biocompatibility, immune evasion, cancer targeting, and light-to-heat conversion capabilities...
January 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334314/on-the-intrinsic-constraint-of-bacterial-growth-rate-m-tuberculosis-s-view-of-the-protein-translation-capacity
#4
Manlu Zhu, Xiongfeng Dai
In nature, the maximal growth rates vary widely among different bacteria species. Fast-growing bacteria species such as Escherichia coli can have a shortest generation time of 20 min. Slow-growing bacteria species are perhaps best known for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a human pathogen with a generation time being no less than 16 h. Despite of the significant progress made on understanding the pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis, we know little on the origin of its intriguingly slow growth. From a global view, the intrinsic constraint of the maximal growth rate of bacteria remains to be a fundamental question in microbiology...
January 15, 2018: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334312/targeting-of-phospho-eif4e-by-homoharringtonine-eradicates-a-distinct-subset-of-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#5
Hong Zhou, Rong Zhen Xu, Ying Gu, Peng Fei Shi, Shenxian Qian
More than half of the patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) fail to achieve long-term disease-free survival with current therapies and novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. The effects of homoharringtonine (HHT) on the growth of AML cell lines and primary leukemia cells were examined using MTT, colony formation assay. The effects of HHT on both eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) and phospho-eIF4E(p-eIF4E) were examined through western blot and immunofluorescence staining. HHT selectively reduced levels of p-eIF4E and its downstream oncoprotein Mcl-1, and potently inhibited in vitro and in vivo the growth of a distinct subset of AML cells and primary leukemia cells expressing high level of p-eIF4E through apoptosis...
January 15, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334155/response-selection-codes-in-neurophysiological-data-predict-conjoint-effects-of-controlled-and-automatic-processes-during-response-inhibition
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Witold X Chmielewski, Moritz Mückschel, Christian Beste
The inhibition of prepotent responses is a requirement for goal-directed behavior and several factors determine corresponding successful response inhibition processes. One factor relates to the degree of automaticity of pre-potent response tendencies and another factor relates to the degree of cognitive control that is exerted during response inhibition. However, both factors can conjointly modulate inhibitory control. Cognitive theoretical concepts suggest that codings of stimulus-response translations may underlie such conjoint effects...
January 15, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334077/magnitude-of-the-current-in-2d-interlayer-tunneling-devices
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Randall M Feenstra, Sergio C de la Barrera, Jun Li, Yifan Nie, Kyeongjae Cho
Using the Bardeen tunneling method with first-principles wave functions, computations are made of the tunneling current in graphene/hexagonal-boron-nitride/graphene (G/h-BN/G) vertical structures. Detailed comparison with prior experimental results is made, focusing on the magnitude of the achievable tunnel current. With inclusion of the effects of translational and rotational misalignment of the graphene and the h-BN, predicted currents are found to be about 15×  larger than experimental values. A reduction in this discrepancy, to a factor of 2...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333921/targeting-brd4-proteins-suppresses-the-growth-of-nsclc-through-downregulation-of-eif4e-expression
#8
Zhongyuan Gao, Ting Yuan, Xiao Zhou, Ping Ni, Geng Sun, Ping Li, Zhixiang Cheng, Xuerong Wang
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) proteins act as epigenome readers for gene transcriptional regulation. Among BET family members, BRD4 was well studied, but for its mechanism in non-small cell lung carcinoma has not been elucidated. eIF4E regulates gene translation and has been proved to play an important role in the progression of lung cancer. In this study, we first confirmed that BET inhibitors JQ1 and I-BET151 suppressed the growth of NSCLCs, in parallel with downregulated eIF4E expression...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333865/parental-supervision-and-discomfort-with-children-walking-to-school-in-low-income-communities-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Abigail Simons, Karin Koekemoer, Ashley van Niekerk, Rajen Govender
Objective The risk of pedestrian injury is compounded for children living in low-income communities due to factors such as poor road and pedestrian infrastructure, reliance on walking as a means of transport, and compromised supervision. Parents play an important role in child pedestrian safety. The primary objective of this study was to examine the effects of child pedestrian variables on parental discomfort with regard to letting their child walk to and from school and on the frequency of adult supervision...
January 15, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333701/the-childhood-arthritis-rheumatology-research-alliance-consensus-treatment-plans-towards-comparative-effectiveness-in-the-pediatric-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Sarah Ringold, Peter A Nigrovic, Brian M Feldman, George A Tomlinson, Emily von Scheven, Carol A Wallace, Adam M Huber, Laura E Schanberg, Suzanne C Li, Pamela F Weiss, Robert C Fuhlbrigge, Esi M Morgan, Yukiko Kimura
The pediatric rheumatic diseases are a heterogeneous group of rare diseases, posing a number of challenges for the use of traditional clinical and translational research approaches. Innovative comparative effectiveness approaches are needed to efficiently study treatment approaches and disease outcomes. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) developed the consensus treatment plan (CTP) approach as a comparative effectiveness tool for research in pediatric rheumatology. CTPs are treatment strategies, developed by consensus methods among CARRA members, intended to reduce variation in treatment approaches, standardize outcome measurements, and allow for comparison of the effectiveness of different approaches with the goal of improving disease outcomes...
January 15, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333658/in-situ-shrna-synthesis-on-dna-polylactide-nanoparticles-to-treat-multidrug-resistant-breast-cancer
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Qianqian Ni, Fuwu Zhang, Yunlei Zhang, Guizhi Zhu, Zhe Wang, Zhaogang Teng, Chunyan Wang, Bryant C Yung, Gang Niu, Guangming Lu, Longjiang Zhang, Xiaoyuan Chen
Nanomedicine has shown unprecedented potential for cancer theranostics. Nucleic acid (e.g., DNA and RNA) nanomedicines are of particular interest for combination therapy with chemotherapeutics. However, current nanotechnologies to construct such nucleic acid nanomedicines, which rely on chemical conjugation or physical complexation of nucleic acids with chemotherapeutics, have restrained their clinical translation due to limitations such as low drug loading efficiency and poor biostability. Herein, in situ rolling circle transcription (RCT) is applied to synthesize short hairpin RNA (shRNA) on amphiphilic DNA-polylactide (PLA) micelles...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333657/gelatin-methacryloyl-hydrogels-in-the-absence-of-a-crosslinker-as-3d-glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm-mimetic-microenvironment
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Pelin Erkoc, Fidan Seker, Tugba Bagci-Onder, Seda Kizilel
3D platforms are important for monitoring tumor progression and screening drug candidates to eradicate tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a malignant type of human brain tumor. Here, a new strategy is reported that exploits visible-light-induced crosslinking of gelatin where the reaction is carried out in the absence of an additional crosslinker. Visible light-induced crosslinking promotes the design of cancer microenvironment-mimetic system without compromising the cell viability during the process and absence of crosslinker facilitates the synthesis of the unique construct...
January 15, 2018: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333620/in-center-hemodialysis-education-challenges-and-innovations-in-training-of-fellows-in-nephrology
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Louise M Moist, Robert M Lindsay
The in-center dialysis unit and practice of dialysis, in the current multi-team approach, requires knowledge and skills in all the domains including medical expert, communicator, collaborator, scholar, health advocate, and leader. We are tasked as a community, to embrace and incentivize new innovations and technology to address these needs for our post graduate trainees. These innovations must address the basic principles of dialysis, quality improvement, technical and procedural skills as well as leadership and administration skills...
January 14, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333493/a-quality-improvement-project-aimed-at-adapting-primary-care-to-ensure-the-delivery-of-evidence-based-psychotherapy-for-adult-anxiety
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Mark D Williams, Craig N Sawchuk, Nathan D Shippee, Kristin J Somers, Summer L Berg, Jay D Mitchell, Angela B Mattson, David J Katzelnick
Primary care patients frequently present with anxiety with prevalence ratios up to 30%. Brief cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been shown in meta-analytic studies to have a strong effect size in the treatment of anxiety. However, in surveys of anxious primary care patients, nearly 80% indicated that they had not received CBT. In 2010, a model of CBT (Coordinated Anxiety Learning and Management (CALM)) adapted to primary care for adult anxiety was published based on results of a randomised controlled trial...
2018: BMJ Open Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333363/creating-a-multi-center-rare-disease-consortium-the-consortium-of-eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disease-researchers-cegir
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Katherine Cheng, Sandeep K Gupta, Susanna Kantor, Jonathan T Kuhl, Seema S Aceves, Peter A Bonis, Kelley E Capocelli, Christina Carpenter, Mirna Chehade, Margaret H Collins, Evan S Dellon, Gary W Falk, Rashmi Gopal-Srivastava, Nirmala Gonsalves, Ikuo Hirano, Eileen C King, John Leung, Jeffrey P Krischer, Vincent A Mukkada, Alain Schoepfer, Jonathan M Spergel, Alex Straumann, Guang-Yu Yang, Glenn T Furuta, Marc E Rothenberg
 Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) affect various segments of the gastrointestinal tract. Since these disorders are rare, collaboration is essential to enroll subjects in clinical studies and study the broader population. The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), a program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), funded the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) in 2014 to advance the field of EGIDs. CEGIR facilitates collaboration among various centers, subspecialties, patients, professional organizations and patient-advocacy groups and includes 14 clinical sites...
December 18, 2017: Translational Science of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333270/lessons-from-ten-years-of-genome-wide-association-studies-of-asthma
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REVIEW
Cristina T Vicente, Joana A Revez, Manuel A R Ferreira
Twenty-five genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of asthma were published between 2007 and 2016, the largest with a sample size of 157242 individuals. Across these studies, 39 genetic variants in low linkage disequilibrium (LD) with each other were reported to associate with disease risk at a significance threshold of P<5 × 10-8, including 31 in populations of European ancestry. Results from analyses of the UK Biobank data (n=380 503) indicate that at least 28 of the 31 associations reported in Europeans represent true-positive findings, collectively explaining 2...
December 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333267/type-1-diabetes-genome-wide-association-studies-not-to-be-lost-in-translation
#17
REVIEW
Flemming Pociot
Genetic studies have identified >60 loci associated with the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D). The vast majority of these are identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) using large case-control cohorts of European ancestry. More than 80% of the heritability of T1D can be explained by GWAS data in this population group. However, with few exceptions, their individual contribution to T1D risk is low and understanding their function in disease biology remains a huge challenge. GWAS on its own does not inform us in detail on disease mechanisms, but the combination of GWAS data with other omics-data is beginning to advance our understanding of T1D etiology and pathogenesis...
December 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333223/development-of-practical-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-systems-based-on-an-electromyography-study-of-the-cybathlon-2016
#18
Jetsada Arnin, Traisak Yamsa-Ard, Preechapawan Triponyuwasin, Yodchanan Wongsawat
The purpose of this study was to develop a functional electrical stimulation (FES) system based on the motor driving concept for use by spinal cord injury patients participating in the FES Cycling competition at the Cybathlon 2016. The proposed FES system consists of a low-power control system, a precise processor unit, and a 4-channel stimulation unit. Self-adhesive carbon conductive electrodes were utilized for stimulation. A 26-year-old SCI patient was qualified to participate in the competition. The pilot patient underwent training for 16 months, which included experience with FES stimulation, performing FES cycling, and reducing spasticity, to practice using the FES system...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333098/mir-22-3p-regulates-cell-proliferation-and-inhibits-cell-apoptosis-through-targeting-the-eif4ebp3-gene-in-human-cervical-squamous-carcinoma-cells
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Kang-Tai Lv, Zhu Liu, Jie Feng, Wei Zhao, Tao Hao, Wen-Yan Ding, Jing-Ping Chu, Ling-Juan Gao
Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding small RNAs that function as negative regulators of gene expression and are involved in tumour biology. The eIF4E-binding proteins (eIF4EBPs) play essential roles in preventing translation initiation and inhibiting protein synthesis at a global or message-specific level in a variety of tumours. Methods: According to comparative miRNA profiles of clinical cervical cancer and non-cancerous cervical tissue specimens, several miRNAs were aberrantly expressed in the cervical cancer samples...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333086/ethical-and-safety-issues-of-stem-cell-based-therapy
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REVIEW
Vladislav Volarevic, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Marina Gazdic, Ana Volarevic, Nemanja Jovicic, Nebojsa Arsenijevic, Lyle Armstrong, Valentin Djonov, Majlinda Lako, Miodrag Stojkovic
Results obtained from completed and on-going clinical studies indicate huge therapeutic potential of stem cell-based therapy in the treatment of degenerative, autoimmune and genetic disorders. However, clinical application of stem cells raises numerous ethical and safety concerns. In this review, we provide an overview of the most important ethical issues in stem cell therapy, as a contribution to the controversial debate about their clinical usage in regenerative and transplantation medicine. We describe ethical challenges regarding human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research, emphasizing that ethical dilemma involving the destruction of a human embryo is a major factor that may have limited the development of hESC-based clinical therapies...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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