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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777901/interrogation-of-ethnomedicinal-plants-for-synthetic-lethality-effects-in-combination-with-deficiency-in-the-dna-repair-endonuclease-rad1-using-a-yeast-cell-based-assay
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Hsu Mon Aung, Chananya Huangteerakul, Wittaya Panvongsa, Amornrat N Jensen, Arthit Chairoungdua, Suchada Sukrong, Laran T Jensen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plant materials used in this study were selected based on the ethnobotanical literature. Plants have either been utilized by Thai practitioners as alternative treatments for cancer or identified to exhibit anti-cancer properties. AIM OF THE STUDY: To screen ethnomedicinal plants using a yeast cell-based assay for synthetic lethal interactions with cells deleted for RAD1, the yeast homologue of human ERCC4 (XPF) MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ethanolic extracts from thirty-two species of medicinal plants utilized in Thai traditional medicine were screened for synthetic lethal/sick interactions using a yeast cell-based assay...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777823/updated-efficacy-analysis-including-secondary-population-results-for-oak-a-randomized-phase-iii-study-of-atezolizumab-vs-docetaxel-in-patients-with-previously-treated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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L Fehrenbacher, J von Pawel, K Park, A Rittmeyer, D R Gandara, S Ponce Aix, J-Y Han, S M Gadgeel, T Hida, D L Cortinovis, M Cobo, D M Kowalski, F De Marinis, M Gandhi, B Danner, C Matheny, M Kowanetz, P He, F Felizzi, H Patel, A Sandler, M Ballinger, F Barlesi
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy and safety of atezolizumab vs docetaxel as second- or third-line treatment in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the primary (n=850; ITT850) and secondary (n=1225; ITT1225) efficacy populations of the randomized phase III OAK study at an updated data cutoff were assessed. METHODS: Patients received atezolizumab 1200mg or docetaxel 75mg/m2 intravenously every 3 weeks until loss of clinical benefit or disease progression, respectively...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776993/tumor-immune-evasion-arises-through-loss-of-tnf-sensitivity
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Conor J Kearney, Stephin J Vervoort, Simon J Hogg, Kelly M Ramsbottom, Andrew J Freeman, Najoua Lalaoui, Lizzy Pijpers, Jessica Michie, Kristin K Brown, Deborah A Knight, Vivien Sutton, Paul A Beavis, Ilia Voskoboinik, Phil K Darcy, John Silke, Joseph A Trapani, Ricky W Johnstone, Jane Oliaro
Immunotherapy has revolutionized outcomes for cancer patients, but the mechanisms of resistance remain poorly defined. We used a series of whole-genome clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-based screens performed in vitro and in vivo to identify mechanisms of tumor immune evasion from cytotoxic lymphocytes [CD8+ T cells and natural killer (NK) cells]. Deletion of key genes within the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) signaling, interferon-γ (IFN-γ) signaling, and antigen presentation pathways provided protection of tumor cells from CD8+ T cell-mediated killing and blunted antitumor immune responses in vivo...
May 18, 2018: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775416/downregulation-of-the-%C3%AE-1-and-%C3%AE-1-subunit-of-sgc-in-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells-of-opscc-is-hpv-independent
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Y Korkmaz, H C Roggendorf, O G Siefer, J Seehawer, T Imhof, M Plomann, W Bloch, A Friebe, C U Huebbers
The nitric oxide (NO)-sensitive soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) is a heterodimeric enzyme with an α and β subunit. NO binds to heme of the β1 -subunit of sGC, activates the enzyme in the reduced heme iron state in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and generates cGMP-inducing vasodilatation and suppression of VSMC proliferation. In the complex tumor milieu with higher levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), sGC heme iron may become oxidized and insensitive to NO. To change sGC from an NO-insensitive to NO-sensitive state or NO-independent manner, protein expression of sGC in VSMC is required...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775092/a-prospective-multi-centre-us-clinical-trial-to-determine-accuracy-of-febridx-point-of-care-testing-for-acute-upper-respiratory-infections-with-and-without-a-confirmed-fever
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Nathan I Shapiro, Wesley H Self, Jeffrey Rosen, Stephan C Sharp, Michael R Filbin, Peter C Hou, Amisha D Parekh, Michael C Kurz, Robert Sambursky
BACKGROUND: FebriDx is a 10-minute disposable point-of-care test designed to identify clinically significant systemic host immune responses and aid in the differentiation of bacterial and viral respiratory infection by simultaneously detecting C-reactive protein (CRP) and myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) from a fingerstick blood sample. FebriDx diagnostic accuracy was evaluated in the emergency room and urgent care setting. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study of acute upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), with and without a confirmed fever at the time of enrolment, was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FebriDx to identify clinically significant bacterial infection with host response and acute pathogenic viral infection...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773791/single-cell-analysis-of-kynurenine-and-system-l-amino-acid-transport-in-t-cells
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Linda V Sinclair, Damien Neyens, George Ramsay, Peter M Taylor, Doreen A Cantrell
The tryptophan metabolite kynurenine has critical immunomodulatory properties and can function as an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) ligand. Here we show that the ability of T cells to transport kynurenine is restricted to cells activated by the T-cell antigen receptor or proinflammatory cytokines. Kynurenine is transported across the T-cell membrane by the System L transporter SLC7A5. Accordingly, the ability of kynurenine to activate the AHR is restricted to T cells that express SLC7A5. We use the fluorescence spectral properties of kynurenine to develop a flow cytometry-based assay for rapid, sensitive and quantitative measurement of the kynurenine transport capacity in a single cell...
May 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773592/investigating-chemoresistance-to-improve-sensitivity-of-childhood-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-to-parthenolide
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Benjamin C Ede, Rafal R Asmaro, John P Moppett, Paraskevi Diamanti, Allison Blair
Current therapies for childhood T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia have increased survival rates to above 85% in developed countries. Unfortunately, some patients fail to respond to therapy and many suffer from serious side effects, highlighting the need to investigate other agents to treat this disease. Parthenolide, a nuclear factor kappa B inhibitor and reactive oxygen species inducer, has been shown to have excellent anti-cancer activity in pediatric leukemia xenografts, with minimal effects on normal hemopoietic cells...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770219/determinants-and-prognosis-of-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-peak-plasma-concentration-in-patients-hospitalized-for-non-cardiogenic-shock
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Marie Caujolle, Jerome Allyn, Caroline Brulliard, Dorothée Valance, David Vandroux, Olivier Martinet, Nicolas Allou
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the determinants and prognostic value of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T peak plasma concentration in intensive care unit patients with non-cardiogenic shock. Material and methods: A prospective observational cohort study was conducted in a single intensive care unit between November 2014 and December 2015. Results: During the study period, 206 patients were hospitalized in the intensive care unit for non-cardiogenic shock and the median peak high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T was 55...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769307/orally-bioavailable-and-blood-brain-barrier-penetrating-atm-inhibitor-az32-radiosensitizes-intracranial-gliomas-in-mice
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Jeremy Karlin, Jasmine Allen, Syed F Ahmad, Gareth Hughes, Victoria Sheridan, Rajesh Odedra, Paul Farrington, Elaine B Cadogan, Lucy C Riches, Antonio Garcia-Trinidad, Andrew G Thomason, Bhavika Patel, Jennifer Vincent, Alan Lau, Kurt G Pike, Thomas A Hunt, Amrita Sule, Nicholas C K Valerie, Laura Biddlestone-Thorpe, Jenna Kahn, Jason M Beckta, Nitai Mukhopadhyay, Bernard Barlaam, Sebastien L Degorce, Jason Kettle, Nicola Colclough, Joanne Wilson, Aaron Smith, Ian P Barrett, Li Zheng, Tianwei Zhang, Yingchun Wang, Kan Chen, Martin Pass, Stephen T Durant, Kristoffer Valerie
Inhibition of ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) during radiotherapy of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) may improve tumor control by short-circuiting the response to radiation-induced DNA damage. A major impediment for clinical implementation is that current inhibitors have limited CNS bioavailability, thus, the goal was to identify ATM inhibitors (ATMi) with improved CNS penetration. Drug screens and refinement of lead compounds identified AZ31 and AZ32. The compounds were then tested in vivo for efficacy and impact on tumor and healthy brain...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769258/anti-tumor-efficacy-of-a-novel-clk-inhibitor-via-targeting-rna-splicing-and-myc-dependent-vulnerability
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Kenichi Iwai, Masahiro Yaguchi, Kazuho Nishimura, Yukiko Yamamoto, Toshiya Tamura, Daisuke Nakata, Ryo Dairiki, Yoichi Kawakita, Ryo Mizojiri, Yoshiteru Ito, Moriteru Asano, Hironobu Maezaki, Yusuke Nakayama, Misato Kaishima, Kozo Hayashi, Mika Teratani, Shuichi Miyakawa, Misa Iwatani, Maki Miyamoto, Michael G Klein, Wes Lane, Gyorgy Snell, Richard Tjhen, Xingyue He, Sai Pulukuri, Toshiyuki Nomura
The modulation of pre-mRNA splicing is proposed as an attractive anti-neoplastic strategy, especially for the cancers that exhibit aberrant pre-mRNA splicing. Here, we discovered that T-025 functions as an orally available and potent inhibitor of Cdc2-like kinases (CLKs), evolutionally conserved kinases that facilitate exon recognition in the splicing machinery. Treatment with T-025 reduced CLK-dependent phosphorylation, resulting in the induction of skipped exons, cell death, and growth suppression in vitro and in vivo Further, through growth inhibitory characterization, we identified high CLK2 expression or MYC amplification as a sensitive-associated biomarker of T-025...
May 16, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769207/mitigating-sox2-potentiated-immune-escape-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-a-sting-inducing-nanosatellite-vaccine
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Yee Sun Tan, Kanokwan Sansanaphongpricha, Yuying Xie, Christopher R Donnelly, Xiaobo Luo, Blake R Heath, Xinyi Zhao, Emily L Bellile, Hongxiang Hu, Hongwei Chen, Peter J Polverini, Qianming Chen, Simon Young, Thomas E Carey, Jacques E Nör, Robert L Ferris, Gregory Wolf, Duxin Sun, Yu L Lei
PURPOSE: The response rates of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) to checkpoint blockade are below 20%. We aim to develop a mechanism-based vaccine to prevent HNSCC immune escape. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We performed RNA-Seq of sensitive and resistant HNSCC cells to discover central pathways promoting resistance to immune killing. Using biochemistry, animal models, HNSCC microarray and immune cell deconvolution, we assessed the role of SOX2 in inhibiting STING-type I interferon (IFN-I) signaling-mediated anti-tumor immunity...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768548/balance-functional-mobility-and-fall-occurrence-in-patients-with-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Erika Pedreira da Fonseca, Katia Nunes Sá, Rebeca Freitas Reis Nunes, Antônio Carlos Ribeiro Junior, Síntia Freitas Bastos Lira, Elen Beatriz Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) may lead to reduced functional mobility and balance. It is important to establish specific parameters that identify these changes and predict the risk of falls in these patients. The aim was to compare balance, functional mobility, and occurrence of falls among patients with and without HAM/TSP and to suggest values to predict the risk of falls in these patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study in patients with and without HAM/TSP involved balance assessments based on the berg balance scale (BBS) and functional mobility evaluation based on the timed up and go (TUG) test...
March 2018: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768434/plasma-membrane-insertion-of-kca2-3-sk3-is-dependent-upon-the-snare-proteins-syntaxin-4-and-snap23
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Claudia A Bertuccio, Tony T Wang, Kirk L Hamilton, Diego J Rodriguez-Gil, Steven B Condliffe, Daniel C Devor
We previously demonstrated endocytosis of KCa2.3 is caveolin-1-, dynamin II- and Rab5-dependent. KCa2.3 then enters Rab35/EPI64C- and RME-1-containing recycling endosomes and is returned to the plasma membrane (PM). Herein, we report on the mechanism by which KCa2.3 is inserted into the PM during recycling and following exit from the Golgi. We demonstrate KCa2.3 colocalizes with SNAP-23 and Syntaxin-4 in the PM of HEK and endothelial cells by confocal immunofluorescence microscopy. We further show KCa2.3 can be co-immunoprecipitated with SNAP-23 and Syntaxin-4...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768397/lipopolysaccharide-exposure-alleviates-asthma-in-mice-by-regulating-th1-th2-and-treg-th17-balance
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Fengxia Ding, Zhou Fu, Bo Liu
BACKGROUND It is generally believed that endotoxin exposure exacerbates risk of developing asthmatic symptoms. However, recent studies have indicated that prior bacterial exposure may prevent future symptoms of asthma. Here, we evaluated the influence of pre-exposure to different concentrations of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to subsequent ovalbumin (OVA) allergen sensitization and challenge. MATERIAL AND METHODS Four-week-old Balb/c mice were treated intranasally with varying concentrations of LPS (1 ug, 10 ug, and 100 ug) or sterile PBS for 10 days, then 2 weeks later they were exposed to OVA...
May 16, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768177/expression-of-the-dna-binding-factor-tox-promotes-the-encephalitogenic-potential-of-microbe-induced-autoreactive-cd8-t-cells
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Nicolas Page, Bogna Klimek, Mathias De Roo, Karin Steinbach, Hadrien Soldati, Sylvain Lemeille, Ingrid Wagner, Mario Kreutzfeldt, Giovanni Di Liberto, Ilena Vincenti, Thomas Lingner, Gabriela Salinas, Wolfgang Brück, Mikael Simons, Rabih Murr, Jonathan Kaye, Dietmar Zehn, Daniel D Pinschewer, Doron Merkler
Infections are thought to trigger CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses during autoimmunity. However, the transcriptional programs governing the tissue-destructive potential of CTLs remain poorly defined. In a model of central nervous system (CNS) inflammation, we found that infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), but not Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), drove autoimmunity. The DNA-binding factor TOX was induced in CTLs during LCMV infection and was essential for their encephalitogenic properties, and its expression was inhibited by interleukin-12 during Lm infection...
May 15, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767652/peripheral-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-facilitates-the-functional-recovery-of-mechanical-nociception-following-inferior-alveolar-nerve-transection-in-rats
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Masahiro Watanabe, Masamichi Shinoda, Dulguun Batbold, Naoyuki Sugano, Shuichi Sato, Koichi Iwata
AIMS: To identify endogenous sources of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) at the injury site following inferior alveolar nerve transection (IANX) and to determine whether GDNF signaling promotes the recovery of orofacial pain sensation. METHODS: Nociceptive mechanical sensitivity of the facial skin was assessed following IANX (n = 10) or sham operation (n = 7). GDNF-positive cells were identified and the amount of GDNF measured in the injured region of IANX rats (n = 10) and in sham rats (n = 10)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767234/microrna-125a-5p-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-to-cisplatin-by-suppressing-the-activation-of-the-stat3-signaling-pathway
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Yan Zhao, Ke Ma, Shujun Yang, Xiaosan Zhang, Feng Wang, Xiaqing Zhang, Hongtao Liu, Qingxia Fan
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) play a variety of roles in tumor development, progression and chemosensitivity in a wide range of tumors. In this study, we found that miR‑125a‑5p exhibited a low expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tissues and cells, and that its low expression was associated with higher tumor staging and shorter a survival time of patients with ESCC. Moreover, miR‑125a‑5p overexpression contributed to the suppression of cell proliferation, cell cycle arrest, cell apoptosis and a decrease in cell migratory and invasive abilities, whereas the downregulation of miR‑125a‑5p promoted cell proliferation, accelerated cell cycle progression, suppressed apoptosis and enhanced the migratory and invasive abilities of ESCC EC1 and TE1 cells, which may be tightly associated with the epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) process in ESCC...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766368/systemic-contact-dermatitis
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Marcella Aquino, Greg Rosner
Systemic contact dermatitis (SCD) traditionally refers to a skin condition where an individual who is cutaneously sensitized to an allergen will subsequently react to that same allergen or a cross reacting allergen via a different route. It occurs to allergens including metals, medications, and foods. The exact pathophysiology underlying this disease remains unknown, although it appears to be mediated by type 4 hypersensitivity reactions and possibly type 3 hypersensitivity reactions. The p-I concept (pharmacologic interaction with immunoreceptors) hypothesized that drugs are able to bind directly to a T cell receptor without first being presented by MHC (major histocompatibility complex) molecules and without prior metabolism, which would help explain why SCD can be seen on first exposure to medications...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765984/jazf1-inhibits-adipose-tissue-macrophages-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-diet-induced-diabetic-mice
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Fanping Meng, Yao Lin, Min Yang, Minyan Li, Gangyi Yang, Po Hao, Ling Li
Background: Juxtaposed with another zinc finger gene 1 (JAZF1) affects gluconeogenesis, insulin sensitivity, lipid metabolism, and inflammation, but its exact role in chronic inflammation remains unclear. This study aimed to examine JAZF1 overexpression in vivo on adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs). Methods: Mouse models of high-fat diet- (HFD-) induced insulin resistance were induced using C57BL/6J and JAZF1-overexpressing (JAZF1-OX) mice. The mice were randomized (8-10/group) to C57BL/6J mice fed regular diet (RD) (NC group), C57BL/6J mice fed HFD (HF group), JAZF1-OX mice fed RD (NJ group), and JAZF1-OX mice fed HFD (HJ group)...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765549/deregulation-of-methylation-of-transcribed-ultra-conserved-regions-in-colorectal-cancer-and-their-value-for-detection-of-adenomas-and-adenocarcinomas
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Anastasia E Kottorou, Anna G Antonacopoulou, Foteinos-Ioannis D Dimitrakopoulos, Georgia Diamantopoulou, Chaido Sirinian, Melpomeni Kalofonou, Theodoros Theodorakopoulos, Chrysa Oikonomou, Evangelos C Katsakoulis, Angelos Koutras, Thomas Makatsoris, Nikos Demopoulos, Georgia Stephanou, Michalis Stavropoulos, Konstantinos C Thomopoulos, Haralabos P Kalofonos
Expression of Transcribed Ultraconserved Regions (T-UCRs) is often deregulated in cancer. The present study assesses the expression and methylation of three T-UCRs (Uc160, Uc283 and Uc346) in colorectal cancer (CRC) and explores the potential of T-UCR methylation in circulating DNA for the detection of adenomas and adenocarcinomas. Expression levels of Uc160, Uc283 and Uc346 were lower in neoplastic tissues from 64 CRC patients (statistically significant for Uc160, p <0.001), compared to non-malignant tissues, while methylation levels displayed the inverse pattern ( p <0...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
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