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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346420/hepatic-cyclooxygenase-2-overexpression-induced-spontaneous-hepatocellular-carcinoma-formation-in-mice
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H Chen, W Cai, E S H Chu, J Tang, C-C Wong, S H Wong, W Sun, Q Liang, J Fang, Z Sun, J Yu
Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 is upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the direct causative effect of COX-2 in spontaneous HCC formation remains unknown. We thus investigate the role and molecular pathogenesis of COX-2 in HCC by using liver-specific COX-2 transgenic (TG) mice. We found spontaneous HCC formation with elevated inflammatory infiltrates and neovessels in male TG mice (3/21, 14.3%), but not in any of male WT mice (0/19). Reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS) and gene expression microarrays were performed in the HCC tumor and non-HCC liver tissues to investigate the molecular mechanisms of COX-2-driven HCC...
March 27, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344757/leveraging-blood-serotonin-as-an-endophenotype-to-identify-de-novo-and-rare-variants-involved-in-autism
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Rui Chen, Lea K Davis, Stephen Guter, Qiang Wei, Suma Jacob, Melissa H Potter, Nancy J Cox, Edwin H Cook, James S Sutcliffe, Bingshan Li
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most highly heritable neuropsychiatric disorders, but underlying molecular mechanisms are still unresolved due to extreme locus heterogeneity. Leveraging meaningful endophenotypes or biomarkers may be an effective strategy to reduce heterogeneity to identify novel ASD genes. Numerous lines of evidence suggest a link between hyperserotonemia, i.e., elevated serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) in whole blood, and ASD. However, the genetic determinants of blood 5-HT level and their relationship to ASD are largely unknown...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342979/guggulsterone-sensitized-drug-resistant-human-hepatocarcinoma-cells-to-doxorubicin-through-a-cox-2-p-gp-dependent-pathway
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Hong-Bin Xu, Jun Fu, Fang Huang, Jing Yu
Previous researches indicated that cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) might be involved in P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-mediated multidrug resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Doxorubicin-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma PLC/PRF/5 cells (PLC/PRF/5R) and HepG2 (HepG2R) cells were developed in the present study. The modulatory effect of guggulsterone on Cox-2 and P-gp in PLC/PRF/5R and HepG2R cells was investigated. Cells proliferation, Cox-2 and P-gp expression, and prostaglandin E2 release were examined using MTT, flow cytometry, western blot and ELISA assays...
March 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341741/endogenous-prostaglandin-e2-amplifies-il-33-production-by-macrophages-through-an-e-prostanoid-ep-2-ep4-cyclic-camp-epac-dependent-pathway
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Sachin K Samuchiwal, Barbara Balestrieri, Hannah Raff, Joshua A Boyce
When activated through toll-like receptors (TLRs), macrophages generate interleukin-33 (IL-33), an IL-1 family member that induces innate immune responses through ST2 signaling. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a TLR4 ligand, induces macrophages to generate prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) through inducible cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 and microsomal PGE2 synthase-1 (mPGES-1) (1). We demonstrate that IL-33 production by bone marrow derived murine macrophages (bmMFs) requires the generation of endogenous PGE2 and the intrinsic expression of EP2 receptors to amplify NF-κB-dependent LPS-induced IL-33 expression via Exchange Protein Activated by cAMP (EPAC)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340142/multigene-signature-for-predicting-prognosis-of-patients-with-1p19q-co-deletion-diffuse-glioma
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Xin Hu, Emmanuel Martinez-Ledesma, Siyuan Zheng, Hoon Kim, Floris Barthel, Tao Jiang, Kenneth R Hess, Roel G W Verhaak
Background.: Co-deletion of 1p and 19q marks a diffuse glioma subtype associated with relatively favorable overall survival; however, heterogeneous clinical outcomes are observed within this category. Methods.: We assembled gene expression profiles and sample annotation of 374 glioma patients carrying the 1p/19q co-deletion. We predicted 1p/19q status using gene expression when annotation was missing. A first cohort was randomly split into training (n = 170) and a validation dataset (n = 163)...
March 8, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340079/measured-glomerular-filtration-rate-does-not-improve-prediction-of-mortality-by-cystatin-c-and-creatinine
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Per-Ola Sundin, Per Sjöström, Ian Jones, Lovisa A Olsson, Ruzan Udumyan, Anders Grubb, Veronica Lindström, Scott Montgomery
Background: Cystatin C may add explanatory power for associations with mortality in combination with other filtration markers, possibly indicating pathways other than glomerular filtration rate (GFR). However, this has not been firmly established since interpretation of associations independent of measured GFR (mGFR) is limited by potential multicollinearity between markers of GFR. The primary aim of this study was to assess associations between cystatin C and mortality, independent of mGFR...
March 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340077/idiopathic-non-lupus-full-house-nephropathy-is-associated-with-poor-renal-outcome
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Emilie C Rijnink, Y K Onno Teng, Tineke Kraaij, Ron Wolterbeek, Jan A Bruijn, Ingeborg M Bajema
Background.: Full-house immunofluorescence in combination with various histopathologic lesions in the renal biopsies of patients without overt systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) poses a diagnostic challenge. In this setting, the biopsy findings are sometimes termed non-lupus 'full-house nephropathy' (FHN). It is presently unknown whether idiopathic non-lupus FHN is clinicopathologically and prognostically distinct from lupus FHN. Methods.: We included non-lupus FHN patients and lupus FHN controls (four or more American College of Rheumatology or Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics criteria) who were biopsied between 1968 and 2014 at the Leiden University Medical Centre...
March 13, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339906/interstitial-fibrosis-scored-on-whole-slide-digital-imaging-of-kidney-biopsies-is-a-predictor-of-outcome-in-proteinuric-glomerulopathies
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Laura H Mariani, Sebastian Martini, Laura Barisoni, Pietro A Canetta, Jonathan P Troost, Jeffrey B Hodgin, Matthew Palmer, Avi Z Rosenberg, Kevin V Lemley, Hui-Ping Chien, Jarcy Zee, Abigail Smith, Gerald B Appel, Howard Trachtman, Stephen M Hewitt, Matthias Kretzler, Serena M Bagnasco
Background.: Interstitial fibrosis (IF), tubular atrophy (TA) and interstitial inflammation (II) are known determinants of progression of renal disease. Standardized quantification of these features could add value to current classification of glomerulopathies. Methods.: We studied 315 participants in the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) study, including biopsy-proven minimal change disease (MCD = 98), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS = 121), membranous nephropathy (MN = 59) and IgA nephropathy (IgAN = 37)...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338236/hsa-mir-3199-2-and-hsa-mir-1293-as-novel-prognostic-biomarkers-of-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-cox-ratio-risk-regression-model-screening
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Wen Luo, Lei Wang, Mao-Hua Luo, Yu-Zhu Huang, Hua Yang, Yu Zhou, Hong-Tao Jia, Xiu-Xin Wang
Papillary renal cell carcinoma(PRCC) is the second most common and aggressive renal cell carcinoma. Identification of novel microRNA biomarkers could be beneficial for the diagnosis and prognosis of PRCCpatients.We aimed to screen differentially expressed miRNAs that can act as prognostic factors and to predict the survival of PRCC patients. High-throughput data of miRNAs of 274 PRCC samples were downloaded from TCGA(The Cancer Genome Atlas) dataset and interested miRNAs were identified. Hierarchical clustering and principal component analysis (PCA) were performed on these miRNAs...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336397/soluble-endoglin-modulates-the-pro-inflammatory-mediators-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-il-6-in-cultured-human-endothelial-cells
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Michala Varejckova, Eunate Gallardo-Vara, Matej Vicen, Barbora Vitverova, Petra Fikrova, Eva Dolezelova, Jana Rathouska, Alena Prasnicka, Katerina Blazickova, Stanislav Micuda, Carmelo Bernabeu, Ivana Nemeckova, Petr Nachtigal
AIMS: Endoglin is a transmembrane glycoprotein, that plays an important role in regulating endothelium. Proteolytic cleavage of membrane endoglin releases soluble endoglin (sEng), whose increased plasma levels have been detected in diseases related to the cardiovascular system. It was proposed that sEng might damage vascular endothelium, but detailed information about the potential mechanisms involved is not available. Thus, we hypothesized that sEng contributes to endothelial dysfunction, leading to a pro-inflammatory phenotype by a possible modulation of the TGF-β and/or inflammatory pathways...
March 20, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333392/the-biosynthesis-of-nitrous-oxide-in-the-green-alga-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Maxence Plouviez, David Wheeler, Andy Shilton, Michael A Packer, Patricia A McLenachan, Emanuel Sanz-Luque, Francisco Ocaña-Calahorro, Emilio Fernández, Benoit Guieysse
Over the last decades, several studies have reported emissions of nitrous oxide (N2 O) from microalgae cultures and aquatic ecosystems characterized by a high level of algal activity (e.g. eutrophic lakes). As N2 O is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) and an ozone depleting pollutant, these findings suggest that large scale microalgae cultivation (and possibly, natural eutrophic ecosystems) could have significant environmental impacts. Using the model unicellular microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, this study was conducted to investigate the molecular basis of microalgal N2 O synthesis...
March 23, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333094/bioassay-guided-isolation-of-anti-inflammatory-components-from-the-bulbs-of-lilium-brownii-var-viridulum-and-identifying-the-underlying-mechanism-through-acting-on-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapks-pathway
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Ting Ma, Zhen Wang, Yang-Mei Zhang, Jian-Guang Luo, Ling-Yi Kong
The bulbs of Lilium brownii var. viridulum (LB) are commonly used as both traditional Chinese medicines and popular functional food for many centuries in China. Previous studies reported that the extract of lily bulbs exhibited anti-inflammatory activity both in vivo and in vitro, but its active components and associated molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In the present study, using bioassay-guided isolation method, two phenylpropenoid acylglycerols, 1-O-feruloyl-2-O-p-coumaroylglycerol (1) and 1,3-O-diferuloylglycerol (2), were obtained and identified from the chloroform fraction of LB...
March 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331434/successful-reduction-of-inflammatory-responses-and-arachidonic-acid-cyclooxygenase-2-pathway-in-human-pulmonary-artery-endothelial-cells-by-silencing-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein
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Qian Wang, Guanglin Shi, Ying Teng, Xia Li, Jin Xie, Qin Shen, Caixin Zhang, Songshi Ni, Zhiyuan Tang
BACKGROUND: Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein, also known as aP2 or fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4), plays an important role in inflammatory and metabolic responses in adipocytes and macrophages. Recent work has demonstrated that macrophage FABP4 integrates inflammatory and lipid metabolic responses, thereby contributing to the development of insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. However, it is not known whether FABP4 in human pulmonary artery endothelial cells(HPAECs) modulates inflammation...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331188/seven-lncrna-mrna-based-risk-score-predicts-the-survival-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#14
Zhi-Li Zhang, Li-Jing Zhao, Liang Chai, Shui-Hong Zhou, Feng Wang, Yan Wei, Ya-Ping Xu, Peng Zhao
Dysregulation of mRNAs and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) is one of the most important features of carcinogenesis and cancer development. However, studies integrating the expression of mRNAs and lncRNAs to predict the survival of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSC) are still limited, hitherto. In current work, we identified survival related mRNAs and lncRNAs in three datasets (TCGA dataset, E-TABM-302, GSE41613). By random forest, seven gene signatures (six mRNAs and lncRNA) were further selected to develop the risk score model...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330808/germline-genetic-biomarkers-of-sunitinib-efficacy-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-results-from-the-renal-effect-trial
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Robert J Motzer, Robert A Figlin, Jean-François Martini, Subramanian Hariharan, Neeraj Agarwal, Chun Xiao Li, J Andrew Williams, Thomas E Hutson
BACKGROUND: Sunitinib, the vascular endothelial growth factor pathway inhibitor, is an established standard-of-care for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This study aimed to assess correlations between candidate germline single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and sunitinib efficacy in patients from the RENAL EFFECT trial (NCT00267748), a randomized phase II study in patients with metastatic RCC comparing the 4-weeks-on/2-weeks-off schedule and a continuous daily dosing schedule. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Informed consent for pharmacogenetics research was obtained from 202 out of 289 treated patients in the trial...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330776/topical-application-of-glycolic-acid-suppresses-the-uvb-induced-il-6-il-8-mcp-1-and-cox-2-inflammation-by-modulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-keratinocytes-and-mice-skin
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Sheau-Chung Tang, Pei-Yun Liao, Sung-Jen Hung, Jheng-Siang Ge, Shiou-Mei Chen, Ji-Ching Lai, Yu-Ping Hsiao, Jen-Hung Yang
BACKGROUND: Glycolic acid (GA), commonly present in fruits, has been used to treat dermatological diseases. Extensive exposure to solar ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation plays a crucial role in the induction of skin inflammation. The development of photo prevention from natural materials represents an effective strategy for skin keratinocytes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the glycolic acid (GA)-induced reduction of UVB-mediated inflammatory responses...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329421/naproxen-inhibits-uvb-induced-basal-cell-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-development-in-ptch1-skh-1-hairless-mice
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Sandeep C Chaudhary, Mohammad Waseem, Mehtab Rana, Hui Xu, Levy Kopelovich, Craig A Elmets, Mohammad Athar
Naproxen possesses anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects besides its known anti-inflammatory functions. Here, we demonstrate the anti-cancer effects of naproxen against UVB-induced BCCs and SCCs in a highly susceptible murine model of UVB carcinogenesis. Naproxen significantly inhibited UVB-induced BCCs and SCCs in this model. Tumor number and volume were significantly decreased (p<0.005 and p<0.05, respectively). Inhibition in UVB-induced SCCs and BCCs was 77% and 86%, respectively, which was associated with reduced PCNA and cyclin D1 and increased apoptosis...
March 22, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329143/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutations-are-linked-to-skip-n2-lymph-node-metastasis-in-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-adenocarcinomas%C3%A2
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Francesco Guerrera, Stéphane Renaud, Fabrizio Tabbó, Anne-Claire Voegeli', Pier Luigi Filosso, Michèle Legrain, Monica Boita, Mickaël Schaeffer, Michèle Beau-Faller, Enrico Ruffini, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Giorgio Inghirami, Alberto Oliaro, Gilbert Massard
OBJECTIVES: The impact of skip N2 metastases (i.e. N2 lymph node metastases without N1) on survival in surgically resected non-small lung cancer remains an intriguing and rarely investigated topic. The goal of our study was to elucidate (i) skip N2 influence on overall survival (OS) and time to recurrence (TTR) in patients with resected lung adenocarcinoma and (ii) its link with epidermal growth factor receptor ( EGFR ) and v-Ki-ras2 Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog ( KRAS ) mutations...
December 15, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329058/improved-long-term-outcomes-in-double-inlet-left-ventricle-and-tricuspid-atresia-with-transposed-great-arteries-systemic-outflow-tract-obstruction-present-at-birth-defines-long-term-outcome
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Lotte C Franken, Manouk Admiraal, Charlotte E Verrall, Diana Zannino, Julian G Ayer, Ajay J Iyengar, Andrew D Cole, Gary F Sholler, Yves D'Udekem, David S Winlaw
OBJECTIVES: In 2 subtypes of functional single ventricle, double inlet left ventricle (DILV) and tricuspid atresia with transposed great arteries (TA-TGA), systemic output passes through an outflow chamber before entering the aorta. Intracardiac obstruction to this pathway causing systemic outflow tract obstruction (SOTO) may be present at birth or develop over time. Long-term survival after Fontan has not been defined. We defined outcomes utilizing records from 2 centres that were cross-checked with data from a bi-national Fontan Registry for completeness and accuracy...
March 4, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327790/association-of-nr1i2-gene-polymorphisms-and-time-of-progression-to-aids
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Rúbia Marília de Medeiros, Carolina Fialho Menti, Jéssica Louise Benelli, Maria Cristina Cotta Matte, Marineide Gonçalves de Melo, Sabrina Esteves de Matos Almeida, Marilu Fiegenbaum
BACKGROUND: The time of progression towards AIDS can vary greatly among seropositive patients, and may be associated with host genetic variation. The NR1I2 (PXR) gene, a ligand-activated transcription factor, regulates the transcription immune pathway genes and can therefore be targets of viral replication mechanisms influencing time of progression to AIDS. OBJECTIVE: To verify the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs3814057, rs6785049, rs7643645, and rs2461817 in the NR1I2 (PXR) gene with progression to AIDS in HIV-1 infected patients...
April 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
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