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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136847/nitrogen-doped-carbon-nanotubes-decorated-poly-l-cysteine-as-a-novel-ultrasensitive-electrochemical-sensor-for-simultaneous-determination-of-theophylline-and-caffeine
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Yingzi Wang, Yaping Ding, Li Li, Ping Hu
In present study, a novel and facile electrochemical sensor based on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes (N-CNT) decorated with poly (L-Cysteine) (PLCY) were fabricated and applied for the simultaneous voltammetric determination of theophylline (THEO) and caffeine (CAF). The morphology and structure of multilayer film modified on the surface of glassy carbon electrode were investigated successfully by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and Raman Spectroscopy...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136508/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-neutralize-the-anti-tumor-effect-of-csf1-receptor-blockade-by-inducing-pmn-mdsc-infiltration-of-tumors
#2
Vinit Kumar, Laxminarasimha Donthireddy, Douglas Marvel, Thomas Condamine, Fang Wang, Sergio Lavilla-Alonso, Ayumi Hashimoto, Prashanthi Vonteddu, Reeti Behera, Marlee A Goins, Charles Mulligan, Brian Nam, Neil Hockstein, Fred Denstman, Shanti Shakamuri, David W Speicher, Ashani T Weeraratna, Timothy Chao, Robert H Vonderheide, Lucia R Languino, Peter Ordentlich, Qin Liu, Xiaowei Xu, Albert Lo, Ellen Puré, Chunsheng Zhang, Andrey Loboda, Manuel A Sepulveda, Linda A Snyder, Dmitry I Gabrilovich
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) contribute to all aspects of tumor progression. Use of CSF1R inhibitors to target TAM is therapeutically appealing, but has had very limited anti-tumor effects. Here, we have identified the mechanism that limited the effect of CSF1R targeted therapy. We demonstrated that carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAF) are major sources of chemokines that recruit granulocytes to tumors. CSF1 produced by tumor cells caused HDAC2-mediated downregulation of granulocyte-specific chemokine expression in CAF, which limited migration of these cells to tumors...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134439/treatment-related-survival-associations-of-claudin-2-expression-in-fibroblasts-of-colorectal-cancer
#3
Artur Mezheyeuski, Carina Strell, Ina Hrynchyk, Tormod Kyrre Guren, Anca Dragomir, Tatyana Doroshenko, Oksana Pashkova, Julia Gorgun, Kseniya Ruksha, Per Pfeiffer, Elin H Kure, Halfdan Sorbye, David Edler, Anna Martling, Bengt Glimelius, Arne Östman, Anna Portyanko
Claudin-2 is a trans-membrane protein-component of tight junctions in epithelial cells. Elevated claudin-2 expression has been reported in colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to investigate the expression patterns of claudin-2 in human CRC samples and analyze its association with clinical characteristics and treatment outcome. TMAs of primary tumors from two cohorts of metastatic CRC (mCRC) were used. Claudin-2 IHC staining was evaluated in a semi-quantitative manner in different regions and cell types...
November 13, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121716/risk-prediction-in-post-infarction-patients-with-moderately-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-by-combined-assessment-of-the-sympathetic-and-vagal-cardiac-autonomic-nervous-system
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W Hamm, L Stülpnagel, N Vdovin, G Schmidt, K D Rizas, A Bauer
AIM: Most deaths after myocardial infarction (MI) occur in patients with normal or moderately reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF >35%). Periodic repolarization dynamics (PRD) and deceleration capacity (DC) are novel ECG-based markers related to sympathetic and vagal cardiac autonomic nervous system activity. Here, we test the combination of PRD and DC to predict risk in post-infarction patients with LVEF >35%. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 823 survivors of acute MI with LVEF >35%, aged ≤80years and in sinus rhythm...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119210/-what-could-the-pancreas-have-to-do-with-shoulder-pain
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P Caf, J Kunz, P Flechsig, E Ullrich, P Reimer, M Miranda Barreto, J Kappes, F J Herth, A Warth, H-U Kauczor, C P Heußel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118012/effects-and-mechanisms-of-caffeine-to-improve-immunologic-and-metabolic-abnormalities-in-diet-induced-obese-rats
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Chih-Wei Liu, Hung-Cheng Tsai, Chia-Chang Huang, Chang-Youh Tsai, Yen-Bo Su, Ming-Wei Lin, Kuei Chuan Lee, Yun-Cheng Hsieh, Tzu-Hao Li, Shiang-Fen Huang, Ying-Ying Yang, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shou-Dong Lee
In obesity, there are no effective therapies for parallel immune and metabolic abnormalities including systemic/tissue insulin-resistance/inflammation, adiposity and hepatic steatosis. Caffeine has anti-inflammation, anti-hepatic steatosis and anti-insulin-resistance effects. In this study, we evaluated the effects and molecular mechanisms of 6-week of caffeine treatment (HFD-caf) on immunologic and metabolic abnormalities of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats. In comparison with HFD-V rats, in HFD-caf rats the suppressed circulating immune cell inflammatory [TNFα, MCP-1, IL-6, intercellular adhesion molecule1 (ICAM-1) and nitrite] profiles were accompanied by decreased liver, white adipose tissue (WAT) and muscle' macrophages and its intracellular cytokines levels...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114224/chlorpheniramine-potentiates-the-analgesic-effect-in-migraine-of-usual-caffeine-acetaminophen-and-acetylsalicylic-acid-combination
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Victor A Voicu, Ion Mircioiu, Roxana Sandulovici, Constantin Mircioiu, Cristina Plesa, Bruno S Velescu, Valentina Anuta
Previous studies indicated that addition of the antihistaminic chlorpheniramine to the usual combination of acetylsalicylic acid, acetaminophen, and caffeine further increases their synergism both in terms of anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. The present non-interventional study tested the superiority of two Algopirin® tablets, containing a total of 250 mg acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), 150 mg acetaminophen (paracetamol, PAR), 30 mg caffeine (CAF) and 4 mg chlorpheniramine (CLF) vs. a combination containing 250 mg ASA, 250 mg PAR, and 65 mg CAF recognized as "safe and effective" by FDA in treating migraine...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112161/collateral-damage-intended-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-and-vasculature-are-potential-targets-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Ana Cavaco, Maryam Rezaei, Stephan Niland, Johannes A Eble
After oncogenic transformation, tumor cells rewire their metabolism to obtain sufficient energy and biochemical building blocks for cell proliferation, even under hypoxic conditions. Glucose and glutamine become their major limiting nutritional demands. Instead of being autonomous, tumor cells change their immediate environment not only by their metabolites but also by mediators, such as juxtacrine cell contacts, chemokines and other cytokines. Thus, the tumor cells shape their microenvironment as well as induce resident cells, such as fibroblasts and endothelial cells (ECs), to support them...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109792/mir-205-yap1-in-activated-fibroblasts-of-breast-tumor-promotes-vegf-independent-angiogenesis-through-stat3-signaling
#9
Yan-E Du, Gang Tu, Guanglun Yang, Genyou Li, Dan Yang, Lei Lang, Lei Xi, Kexin Sun, Yanlin Chen, Kunxian Shu, Huadong Liao, Manran Liu, Yixuan Hou
Tumor microenvironment contributes to tumor angiogenesis. However, the role of the activated cancer associated-fibroblasts (CAFs) in angiogenesis is still unclear. Here we report that miR-205/YAP1 signaling in the activated stromal fibroblasts plays a critical role in VEGF-independent angiogenesis in breast tumor. Methods: miR-205 expression was assessed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR); YAP1 expression by qRT-PCR, western blotting and immunohistochemistry; IL11 and IL15 expression by qRT-PCR, western blotting and ELISA...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108245/reversion-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-a-novel-agent-dz-50-via-igf-binding-protein-3-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Zheng Cao, Shahriar Koochekpour, Stephen E Strup, Natasha Kyprianou
Dysregulation of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis has been linked to reactive stroma dynamics in prostate cancer progression. IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP3) induction is initiated by stroma remodeling and could represent a potential therapeutic target for prostate cancer. In previous studies a lead quinazoline-based Doxazosin® derivative, DZ-50, impaired prostate tumor growth by targeting proteins involved in focal adhesion, anoikis resistance and epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT)...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101729/elf-a-new-measure-of-response-capture
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REVIEW
Mathieu Servant, Thibault Gajdos, Karen Davranche
Response capture is a widespread and extensively studied phenomenon, in particular in decision tasks involving response conflict. Its intensity is routinely quantified by conditional accuracy function (CAF). We argue that this method might be misleading, and propose an alternative approach, the error location function (ELF). While CAF provides the error rate by bins of reaction time (RT), ELF represents the share of total errors below each quantile of RT. We derive from ELF an index of response capture, the error location index (ELI), which represents the area below the ELF...
November 3, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100394/effects-of-photodynamic-therapy-on-dermal-fibroblasts-from-xeroderma-pigmentosum-and-gorlin-goltz-syndrome-patients
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Alicia Zamarrón, Marta García, Marcela Del Río, Fernando Larcher, Ángeles Juarranz
PDT is widely applied for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer pre-malignant and malignant lesions (actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma and in situ squamous cell carcinoma). In photodynamic therapy (PDT) the interaction of a photosensitizer (PS), light and oxygen leads to the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and thus the selective tumor cells eradication. Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) and Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome (GS) patients are at high risk of developing skin cancer in sun-exposed areas. Therefore, the use of PDT as a preventive treatment may constitute a very promising therapeutic modality for these syndromes...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100326/fiber-modified-hexon-chimeric-oncolytic-adenovirus-targeting-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-gastric-carcinoma
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Tao Pang, Xinghua Wang, Jun Gao, Wei Chen, Xiao Jun Shen, Ming Ming Nie, Tianhang Luo, Kai Yin, Guoen Fang, Kai Xuan Wang, Xu Chao Xue
Objective: To evaluate the effects of fiber-modified hexon-chimeric recombinant oncolytic adenovirus targeting cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) on the gastric CAFs and the transplantation tumor mice model of gastric carcinoma (GC). Results: Compared with BJ cells and GPFs, the reproduction and infectivity of P9, P9-4C or GP adenoviruses were markedly higher in gastric CAFs. In addition, P9, P9-4C or GP had a significantly relatively more killing effect on gastric CAFs compared with GPFs, and have less oncolytic effect in BJ cells...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100297/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-enhance-metastatic-potential-of-lung-cancer-cells-through-il-6-stat3-signaling-pathway
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Limin Wang, Limin Cao, Huimin Wang, Boning Liu, Qicheng Zhang, Zhaowei Meng, Xiang Wu, Qinghua Zhou, Ke Xu
Recent studies indicate that cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are involved in tumor growth, invasion and metastasis, however, the underling mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, we investigated the role of CAFs on the metastatic potential of lung cancer cells. The stromal fibroblasts we isolated from lung cancer tissues presented CAFs characteristics with high levels of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and fibroblast-activating protein (FAP). Our data showed that the conditioned medium from cultured CAFs (CAF-CM) dramatically enhanced migration and invasion of lung cancer cells...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099086/sol-gel-synthesis-of-nanoscopic-complex-metal-fluorides
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Alexander Rehmer, Kerstin Scheurell, Gudrun Scholz, Erhard Kemnitz
The fluorolytic sol-gel synthesis for binary metal fluorides (AlF₃, CaF₂, MgF₂) has been extended to ternary and quaternary alkaline earth metal fluorides (CaAlF₅, Ca₂AlF₇, LiMgAlF₆). The formation and crystallization of nanoscopic ternary CaAlF₅ and Ca₂AlF₇ sols in ethanol were studied by (19)F liquid and solid state NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy, as well as transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The crystalline phases of the annealed CaAlF₅, Ca₂AlF₇, and LiMgAlF₆ xerogels between 500 and 700 °C could be determined by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and (19)F solid state NMR spectroscopy...
November 2, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096753/interleukin-6-secreted-by-oral-cancer-associated-fibroblast-accelerated-vegf-expression-in-tumor-and-stroma-cells
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M Mirkeshavarz, M Ganjibakhsh, P Aminishakib, P Farzaneh, N Mahdavi, F Vakhshiteh, A Karimi, N S Gohari, F Kamali, M J Kharazifard, S A Shahzadeh Fazeli, A Nasimian
Oral cancer represents the sixth most common cancer type worldwide. Patients with oral cancer express high levels of IL-6 which is associated with very poor prognosis. Previous studies illustrated that IL-6 cytokine induces angiogenesis. It has also been reported that the presence of Cancer- Associated Fibroblasts (CAFs) is essential for angiogenesis. In this study, we examined the correlation between IL-6 and CAF and the role of this correlation on VEGF production. In this study, quantitative expression level of IL-6 and VEGF in CAF and Oral Cancer Cells (OCCs) examined through Real Time PCR and ELISA and western blot analysis...
October 31, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093669/cocaine-and-caffeine-effects-on-the-conditioned-place-preference-test-concomitant-changes-on-early-genes-within-the-mouse-prefrontal-cortex-and-nucleus-accumbens
#17
Javier A Muñiz, José P Prieto, Betina González, Máximo H Sosa, Jean L Cadet, Cecilia Scorza, Francisco J Urbano, Verónica Bisagno
Caffeine is the world's most popular psychostimulant and is frequently used as an active adulterant in many illicit drugs including cocaine. Previous studies have shown that caffeine can potentiate the stimulant effects of cocaine and cocaine-induced drug seeking behavior. However, little is known about the effects of this drug combination on reward-related learning, a key process in the maintenance of addiction and vulnerability to relapse. The goal of the present study was thus to determine caffeine and cocaine combined effects on the Conditioned Place Preference (CPP) test and to determine potential differential mRNA expression in the Nucleus Accumbens (NAc) and medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of immediate-early genes (IEGs) as well as dopamine and adenosine receptor subunits...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092903/gpr68-a-proton-sensing-gpcr-mediates-interaction-of-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-and-cancer-cells
#18
Shu Z Wiley, Krishna Sriram, Wenjing Liang, Sarah E Chang, Randall French, Thalia McCann, Jason Sicklick, Hiroshi Nishihara, Andrew M Lowy, Paul A Insel
The microenvironment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterized by a dense fibrotic stroma (desmoplasia) generated by pancreatic cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) derived from pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) and pancreatic fibroblasts (PFs). Using an unbiased GPCRomic array approach, we identified 82 G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) commonly expressed by CAFs derived from 5 primary PDAC tumors. Compared with PSCs and PFs, CAFs have increased expression of GPR68 (a proton-sensing GPCR), with the results confirmed by immunoblotting, The Cancer Genome Atlas data, and immunohistochemistry of PDAC tumors...
November 1, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091470/acute-ingestion-of-caffeinated-chewing-gum-improves-repeated-sprint-performance-of-team-sports-athletes-with-low-habitual-caffeine-consumption
#19
Mark Evans, Peter Tierney, Nicola Gray, Greg Hawe, Maria Macken, Brendan Egan
The effects of acute ingestion of caffeine on short-duration high intensity performance are equivocal, while studies of novel modes of delivery and the efficacy of low doses of caffeine are warranted. The aims of the present study were to investigate the effect of acute ingestion of caffeinated chewing gum on repeated sprint performance (RSP) in team sport athletes, and whether habitual caffeine consumption alters the ergogenic effect, if any, on RSP. Eighteen male team sports athletes undertook four RSP trials using a 40 m maximum shuttle run test (MST), which incorporates 10x40 m sprints with 30 s between the start of each sprint...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091469/case-study-dose-response-of-caffeine-on-20-km-handcycling-time-trial-performance-in-a-para-triathlete
#20
Terri Graham-Paulson, Claudio Perret, Victoria Goosey-Tolfrey
Caffeine's ability to influence upper-body exercise (UBE) endurance performance may be related to an individual's training status. This case study therefore aimed to investigate the ergogenic effects of caffeine dose on 20 km time trial (TT) performance of an elite male Para-triathlete (wheelchair user) (age 46 y, body mass 76.9 kg, body fat 25.4%, handcycling V̇O2peak 3.45 l·min(-1)). The athlete completed four 20 km handcycling TT's on a Cyclus II ergometer under laboratory controlled conditions following the ingestion of 2, 4 and 6 mg·kg(-1) caffeine (CAF) or placebo (PLA)...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
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