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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538339/seven-tesla-mri-of-hippocampal-sclerosis-an-in-vivo-feasibility-study-with-histological-correlations
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Harald Stefanits, Elisabeth Springer, Ekaterina Pataraia, Christoph Baumgartner, Johannes A Hainfellner, Daniela Prayer, Christian Weisstanner, Thomas Czech, Siegfried Trattnig
INTRODUCTION: Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most frequent form of focal epilepsy in adults. Because approximately half of these patients develop drug resistance, epilepsy surgery designed to remove the epileptogenic zone is an excellent option in selected patients. Histopathological analyses of hippocampal specimens in TLE patients revealed 4 types of Ammon's horn sclerosis, which are correlated with long-term epileptological outcome. The aim of this study was the correlation of noninvasive, high-resolution, morphological magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at an ultra-high-field (7 T) of the hippocampus in TLE patients with histopathological findings...
May 23, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537899/nras-mutations-in-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-ctcl-sensitize-tumors-towards-treatment-with-the-multikinase-inhibitor-sorafenib
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Michael K Kießling, Jan P Nicolay, Tabea Schlör, Claus-Detlev Klemke, Dorothee Süss, Peter H Krammer, Karsten Gülow
Therapy of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) is complicated by a distinct resistance of the malignant T cells towards apoptosis that can be caused by NRAS mutations in late-stage patients. These mutations correlate with decreased overall survival, but sensitize the respective CTCL cells towards MEK-inhibition-induced apoptosis which represents a promising novel therapeutic target in CTCL. Here, we show that the multi-kinase inhibitor Sorafenib induces apoptosis in NRAS-mutated CTCL cells. CTCL cell lines and to a minor extent primary T cells from Sézary patients without NRAS mutations are also affected by Sorafenib-induced apoptosis suggesting a sensitizing role of NRAS mutations for Sorafenib-induced apoptosis...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535598/antarctic-seals-molecular-biomarkers-as-indicators-for-pollutant-exposure-health-effects-and-diet
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K Lehnert, L Weirup, K C Harding, T Härkönen, O Karlsson, J Teilmann
Weddell (Leptonychotes weddellii), Ross (Ommatophoca rossii) and crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophaga) are phocid seals with a circumpolar distribution around Antarctica. As long-lived and large top predators, they bioaccumulate contaminants and are considered as sentinels of ecosystem health. Antarctic seals are increasingly exposed to climate change, pollution, shipping and fisheries. To reveal and understand possible anthropogenic impacts on their immune and health status, this study investigates sensitive biomarkers of the xenobiotic metabolism and immune system in relation to mercury (Hg) burden...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534337/-mir-145-inhibits-drug-resistance-to-oxaliplatin-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-through-regulating-g-protein-coupled-receptor-98
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Qiang Fu, Jing Cheng, Jindai Zhang, Yonglei Zhang, Xiaobing Chen, Jianguo Xie, Suxia Luo
OBJECTIVE: To predict and identify the target gene of miR-145, and to explore the underlying mechanism of the inhibition of miR-145 on drug resistance to Oxaliplatin (L-OHP) in human colorectal cancer cells. METHODS: L-OHP-resistant human colorectal cancer cell line (HCT116/L-OHP) was established in vitro by exposing to increased concentrations of L-OHP in cell culture medium. MiR-145-mimics and its negative control (NC-miRNA) were transfected into HCT116/L-OHP cells using liposome to establish HCT116/L-OHP(mimics) over-expressing miR-145 and HCT116/L-OHP(NC)...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534291/ultra-sensitive-measurement-of-il-17a-and-il-17f-in-psoriasis-patient-serum-and-skin
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Catherine Soderstrom, Gabriel Berstein, Weidong Zhang, Hernan Valdez, Lori Fitz, Max Kuhn, Stephanie Fraser
Interleukin 17 is a family of cytokines that play a central role in many autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. IL-17A has been implicated as a key driver of psoriasis, mediating a chronic cycle of T-cell activation, keratinocyte proliferation and angiogenesis. It has been hypothesized that expression of IL-17A and the related cytokine IL-17F could be used as predictive biomarkers for therapeutic response, though they have been difficult to measure locally or in circulation because of their low abundance. We developed ultrasensitive methods for measuring IL-17A and IL-17F in human serum samples and found that serum from psoriasis patients had higher and a broader range of concentrations of both IL-17 proteins compared to healthy volunteers...
May 22, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534275/sex-bias-in-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-neuroinflammation-relevance-for-dimethyl-fumarate-immunomodulatory-anti-oxidant-action
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Zorica Stojić-Vukanić, Jelena Kotur-Stevuljević, Mirjana Nacka-Aleksić, Duško Kosec, Ivana Vujnović, Ivan Pilipović, Mirjana Dimitrijević, Gordana Leposavić
In the present study, upon showing sexual dimorphism in dimethyl fumarate (DMF) efficacy to moderate the clinical severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Dark Agouti rats, cellular and molecular substrate of this dimorphism was explored. In rats of both sexes, DMF administration from the day of immunization attenuated EAE severity, but this effect was more prominent in males leading to loss of the sexual dimorphism observed in vehicle-administered controls. Consistently, in male rats, DMF was more efficient in diminishing the number of CD4+ T lymphocytes infiltrating spinal cord (SC) and their reactivation, the number of IL-17+ T lymphocytes and particularly cellularity of their highly pathogenic IFN-γ+GM-CSF+IL-17+ subset...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534101/evaluation-of-alk-gene-rearrangement-in-central-nervous-system-metastases-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-two-step-rt-pcr-technique
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M Nicoś, P Krawczyk, K Wojas-Krawczyk, A Bożyk, B Jarosz, M Sawicki, T Trojanowski, J Milanowski
PURPOSE: RT-PCR technique has showed a promising value as pre-screening method for detection of mRNA containing abnormal ALK sequences, but its sensitivity and specificity is still discussable. Previously, we determined the incidence of ALK rearrangement in CNS metastases of NSCLC using IHC and FISH methods. MATERIALS: We evaluated ALK gene rearrangement using two-step RT-PCR method with EML4-ALK Fusion Gene Detection Kit (Entrogen, USA). The studied group included 145 patients (45 females, 100 males) with CNS metastases of NSCLC and was heterogeneous in terms of histology and smoking status...
May 22, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532760/research-techniques-made-simple-high-throughput-sequencing-of-the-t-cell-receptor
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Tiago R Matos, Menno A de Rie, Marcel B M Teunissen
High-throughput sequencing (HTS) of the T-cell receptor (TCR) is a rapidly advancing technique that allows sensitive and accurate identification and quantification of every distinct T-cell clone present within any biological sample. The relative frequency of each individual clone within the full T-cell repertoire can also be studied. HTS is essential to expand our knowledge on the diversity of the TCR repertoire in homeostasis or under pathologic conditions, as well as to understand the kinetics of antigen-specific T-cell responses that lead to protective immunity (i...
June 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532656/the-il-33-st2-axis-is-crucial-in-type-2-airway-responses-induced-by-the-staphylococcus-aureus-protease-spld
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Andrea R Teufelberger, Maria Nordengrün, Harald Braun, Tania Maes, Katrien De Grove, Gabriele Holtappels, Clara O'Brien, Sharen Provoost, Hamida Hammad, Amanda Gonçalves, Rudi Beyaert, Wim Declercq, Peter Vandenabeele, Dmitri V Krysko, Barbara M Bröker, Claus Bachert, Olga Krysko
BACKGROUND: Chronic airway inflammatory diseases such as chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and asthma showed increased nasal Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization. Serine protease like protein D (SplD) and other closely related proteases secreted by S. aureus have recently been identified as inducers of allergic asthma in humans and mice but their mechanism of action is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of recombinant SplD in driving Th2-biased responses and IgE formation in a murine model of allergic asthma...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531231/utility-of-th1-cell-immune-responses-for-distinguishing-active-tuberculosis-from-non-active-tuberculosis-a-case-control-study
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Lifan Zhang, Xinhe Cheng, Sainan Bian, Yanhua Song, Qiang Li, Mengqiu Gao, Yueqiu Zhang, Xiaochun Shi, Xiaoqing Liu
Currently available Interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) cannot reliably differentiate active TB (ATB) from non-active TB (non-ATB). A study was performed to evaluate the value of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) specific Th1 cell immune responses which test IFN-γ and IL-2 simultaneous for differentiating ATB from non-ATB. Forty-nine newly diagnosed inpatients with ATB (26 pulmonary TB and 23 extrapulmonary TB) were enrolled as the ATB group. Forty-five volunteers with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and twenty with evidence of previous TB were enrolled during the same period as the non-ATB group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531188/monitoring-tumor-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-using-mri-and-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-breast-cancer-subtypes
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Alexander M Th Schmitz, Suzana C Teixeira, Kenneth E Pengel, Claudette E Loo, Wouter V Vogel, Jelle Wesseling, Emiel J Th Rutgers, Renato A Valdés Olmos, Gabe S Sonke, Sjoerd Rodenhuis, Marie Jeanne T F D Vrancken Peeters, Kenneth G A Gilhuijs
PURPOSE: To explore guidelines on the use of MRI and PET/CT monitoring primary tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), taking breast cancer subtype into account. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 188 women were included with stages II and III breast cancer. MRI and 18F-FDG-PET/CT were acquired before and during NAC. Baseline pathology was assessed from tumor biopsy. Tumors were stratified into HER2-positive, ER-positive/HER2-negative (ER-positive), and ER-negative/PR-negative/HER2-negative (triple-negative) subtypes, and treated according to subtype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530712/the-microrna-mir-31-inhibits-cd8-t-cell-function-in-chronic-viral-infection
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Howell F Moffett, Adam N R Cartwright, Hye-Jung Kim, Jernej Godec, Jason Pyrdol, Tarmo Äijö, Gustavo J Martinez, Anjana Rao, Jun Lu, Todd R Golub, Harvey Cantor, Arlene H Sharpe, Carl D Novina, Kai W Wucherpfennig
During infection, antigen-specific T cells undergo tightly regulated developmental transitions controlled by transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. We found that the microRNA miR-31 was strongly induced by activation of the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) in a pathway involving calcium and activation of the transcription factor NFAT. During chronic infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) clone 13, miR-31-deficent mice recovered from clinical disease, while wild-type mice continued to show signs of disease...
May 22, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530469/rapid-bacterial-detection-during-endodontic-treatment
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D B Herzog, N A Hosny, S A Niazi, G Koller, R J Cook, F Foschi, T F Watson, F Mannocci, F Festy
Bacteria present in the root canal (RC) space following an RC treatment (RCT) can lead to persistent infections, resulting in treatment failure and the need for reintervention or extraction. Currently, there are no standardized methods in use to clinically detect bacterial presence within RC spaces. The use of paper point sampling and fluorescence staining was shown to be a rapid method, able to detect residual bacteria following treatment. The study demonstrated that Calcein acetoxymethyl (AM) proved to be a suitable dye for detecting vital bacteria within mature endodontic biofilms, with an improved sensitivity over colony-forming unit counting in a stressed biofilm model...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530155/an-oncolytic-adenovirus-encoding-decorin-and-gm-csf-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-a-colorectal-tumor-model-by-targeting-pro-tumorigenic-signals-and-via-immune-activation
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Zhao Liu, Yuefeng Yang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Hao Wang, Weidong Xu, Hua Wang, FengJun Xiao, Zhigang Bai, Hongwei Yao, Xuemei Ma, Lan Jin, Chu-Tse Wu, Prem Seth, Zhongtao Zhang, Lisheng Wang
In advanced and metastatic stages of colorectal cancer (CRC), reduced sensitivity to conventional strategies is still a major obstacle to successful treatments. Decorin is an important regulator in the development and progression of various cancers. To examine if CRC patients have altered decorin levels, expression of decorin and its target genes, Met and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) were analyzed in their tumors. Compared to normal tissues, decorin expression was reduced in CRC patients' tumors, while, there were increased Met and VEGFA levels...
May 20, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529994/rapamycin-increases-length-and-mechanosensory-function-of-primary-cilia-in-renal-epithelial-and-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Rinzhin T Sherpa, Kimberly F Atkinson, Viviana P Ferreira, Surya M Nauli
Primary cilia arebiophysically-sensitive organelles responsible for sensing fluid-flow and transducing this stimulus into intracellular responses. Previous studies have shown that the primary cilia mediate flow-induced calcium influx, and sensitivity of cilia function to flow is correlated to cilia length. Cells with abnormal cilia length or function can lead to a host of diseases that are collectively termed as ciliopathies. Rapamycin, a potent inhibitor of mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin), has been demonstrated to be a potential pharmacological agent against the aberrant mTOR signaling seen in ciliopathies such as polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)...
December 2016: Int Educ Res J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529687/histone-demethylases-utx-and-jmjd3-are-required-for-nkt-cell-development-in-mice
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Daniel Northrup, Ryoji Yagi, Kairong Cui, William R Proctor, Chaochen Wang, Katarzyna Placek, Lance R Pohl, Rongfu Wang, Kai Ge, Jinfang Zhu, Keji Zhao
BACKGROUND: Natural killer (NK)T cells and conventional T cells share phenotypic characteristic however they differ in transcription factor requirements and functional properties. The role of histone modifying enzymes in conventional T cell development has been extensively studied, little is known about the function of enzymes regulating histone methylation in NKT cells. RESULTS: We show that conditional deletion of histone demethylases UTX and JMJD3 by CD4-Cre leads to near complete loss of liver NKT cells, while conventional T cells are less affected...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529650/diagnostic-accuracy-of-ga-68-hbed-cc-psma-ligand-pet-ct-before-salvage-lymph-node-dissection-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer
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Cordula A Jilg, Vanessa Drendel, H Christian Rischke, Teresa Beck, Werner Vach, Kathrin Schaal, Ulrich Wetterauer, Wolfgang Schultze-Seemann, Philipp T Meyer
Background: By targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) on prostate cancer (PCa) cells PSMA-PET/CT shows great potential in locating the site of biochemical recurrence even at low PSA (Prostate-specific antigen)-levels. Accurate imaging of PCa recurrent lymph node metastases (LNM) is crucial for metastases directed therapies such as salvage-lymph node dissection (salvage-LND). Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of PSMA-PET/CT for detection of affected lymph-node regions at salvage-LND for nodal recurrence of PCa...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529048/laboratory-based-performance-evaluation-of-pima-cd4-t-lymphocyte-count-point-of-care-by-lay-counselors-in-kenya
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Clement Zeh, Charles E Rose, Seth Inzaule, Mitesh A Desai, Fredrick Otieno, Felix Humwa, Benta Akoth, Paul Omolo, Robert T Chen, Yenew Kebede, Taraz Samandri
BACKGROUND: CD4+ T-lymphocyte count testing at the point-of-care (POC) may improve linkage to care of persons diagnosed with HIV-1 infection, but the accuracy of POC devices when operated by lay-counselors in the era of task-shifting is unknown. We examined the accuracy of Alere's Pima™ POC device on both capillary and venous blood when performed by lay-counselors and laboratory technicians. METHODS: In Phase I, we compared the perfomance of POC against FACSCalibur™ for 280 venous specimens by laboratory technicians...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528918/a-prospective-validation-study-of-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-for-high-risk-endometrial-cancer
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Pamela T Soliman, Shannon N Westin, Shayan Dioun, Charlotte C Sun, Elizabeth Euscher, Mark F Munsell, Nicole D Fleming, Charles Levenback, Michael Frumovitz, Pedro T Ramirez, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVE: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping continues to evolve in the surgical staging of endometrial cancer (EC). The purpose of this trial was to identify the sensitivity, false negative rate (FNR) and FN predictive value (FNPV) of SLN compared to complete pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy (LAD) in women with high-risk EC. METHODS: Women with high-risk EC (grade 3, serous, clear cell, carcinosarcoma) were enrolled in this prospective surgical trial. All patients underwent preoperative PET/CT and intraoperative SLN biopsy followed by LAD...
May 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527723/activation-of-nrf2-signaling-augments-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-oncolysis-via-autophagy-driven-suppression-of-antiviral-immunity
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David Olagnier, Rassin R Lababidi, Samar Bel Hadj, Alexandre Sze, Yiliu Liu, Sharadha Dayalan Naidu, Matteo Ferrari, Yuan Jiang, Cindy Chiang, Vladimir Beljanski, Marie-Line Goulet, Elena V Knatko, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova, John Hiscott, Rongtuan Lin
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) offer a promising therapeutic approach to treat multiple types of cancer. In this study, we show that the manipulation of the antioxidant network via transcription factor Nrf2 augments vesicular stomatitis virus Δ51 (VSVΔ51) replication and sensitizes cancer cells to viral oncolysis. Activation of Nrf2 signaling by the antioxidant compound sulforaphane (SFN) leads to enhanced VSVΔ51 spread in OV-resistant cancer cells and improves the therapeutic outcome in different murine syngeneic and xenograft tumor models...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
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