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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774872/a-signature-based-on-survival-related-genes-identifies-high-risk-glioblastomas-harboring-immunosuppressive-and-aggressive-ecm-characteristics
#1
Di Chen, Dikang Chen, Dongqing Cao, Jian Hu, Yu Yao
To seek survival-related genes in glioblastoma and establish a survival-gene signature for predicting prognoses of glioblastoma using public databases.
 Methods: Three independent glioma databases (GEO GSE53733, CGGA, TCGA) with whole genome expression data were included for analysis. Survival-related genes were obtained by comparing the long-term (>36 months) and short-term (<12 months) survivors in the database GSE53733. CGGA was used as the training set to develop the signature and TCGA was used as the validation set...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773689/risk-factors-for-lung-disease-progression-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
#2
Marieke van Horck, Kim van de Kant, Bjorn Winkens, Geertjan Wesseling, Vincent Gulmans, Han Hendriks, Chris van der Grinten, Quirijn Jӧbsis, Edward Dompeling
To identify potential risk factors for lung disease progression in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), we studied the longitudinal data of all children with CF (aged ≥5 years) registered in the Dutch CF Registry (2009-2014). Lung disease progression was expressed as a decline in lung function (FEV1 %pred) and the pulmonary exacerbation rate (PEx). Potential risk factors at baseline included: sex, age, best FEV1%pred, best forced vital capacity (FVC)%pred, genotype, BMI z-score, pancreatic insufficiency, medication use (proton pump inhibitors [PPI], prophylactic antibiotics, and inhaled corticosteroids), CF-related diabetes, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and colonisation with Pseudomonas aeruginosa The data of 545 children were analysed...
May 17, 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772403/theoretical-study-of-the-intermolecular-recognition-mechanism-between-survivin-and-substrate-based-on-conserved-binding-mode-analysis
#3
Chao Wu, Liguang Mao, Xie Huang, Weitao Fu, Xiong Cai, Yuepiao Cai, Liqun Shen, Xiaoxia Ye
Survivin is the smallest member of IAP (inhibitor of apoptosis protein) family, which plays important roles in both mitosis and apoptosis. It has become an attractive drug target due to its overexpression in many human cancers. Survivin has been proven to bind to Smac/DIABLO protein that indirectly inhibits apoptosis. Meanwhile, it is the key subunit of chromosome passenger complex (CPC) which bind to the N-terminal tail of phosphorylated histone H3T3ph during mitosis. Up to now, Survivin directly targeting inhibitor has yet to merge since the difficulty of disrupting the protein-protein interactions (PPIs) between Survivin and its substrate proteins...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772261/maternal-immune-activation-with-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-a-produces-unique-behavioral-changes-in-c57bl-6-mouse-offspring
#4
Ruthy Glass, Sara Norton, Nicholas Fox, Alexander W Kusnecov
Stimulation of the immune system during pregnancy, known as maternal immune activation (MIA), can cause long-lasting neurobiological and behavioral changes in the offspring. This phenomenon has been implicated in the etiology of developmental psychiatric disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia. Much of this evidence is predicated on animal models using bacterial agents such as LPS and/or viral mimics such as Poly I:C, both of which act through toll-like receptors. However, fewer studies have examined the role of direct activation of maternal T-cells during pregnancy using microbial agents...
May 14, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769539/integrated-analysis-of-hepatic-mrna-and-mirna-profiles-identified-molecular-networks-and-potential-biomarkers-of-nafld
#5
Mingzhe Zhu, Qianlei Wang, Wenjun Zhou, Tao Liu, Lili Yang, Peiyong Zheng, Li Zhang, Guang Ji
To enhance our understanding of molecular mechanisms and mine novel biomarkers of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), RNA sequencing was performed to gain hepatic expression profiles of mRNAs and miRNAs in NAFLD and normal rats. Using DESeq with thresholds of a two-fold change and a false discovery rate (FDR) less than 0.05, 336 mRNAs and 21 miRNAs were identified as differentially expressed. Among those, 17 miRNAs (e.g., miR-144-3p, miR-99a-3p, miR-200b-3p, miR-200b-5p, miR-200c-3p, etc.) might serve as novel biomarkers of NAFLD...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769152/startle-habituation-sensory-and-sensorimotor-gating-in-trauma-affected-refugees-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Hanieh Meteran, Erik Vindbjerg, Sigurd Wiingaard Uldall, Birte Glenthøj, Jessica Carlsson, Bob Oranje
BACKGROUND: Impairments in mechanisms underlying early information processing have been reported in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, findings in the existing literature are inconsistent. This current study capitalizes on technological advancements of research on electroencephalographic event-related potential and applies it to a novel PTSD population consisting of trauma-affected refugees. METHODS: A total of 25 trauma-affected refugees with PTSD and 20 healthy refugee controls matched on age, gender, and country of origin completed the study...
May 17, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767318/strategies-for-effective-discontinuation-of-proton-pump-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Judith Kim, John W Blackett, Daniela Jodorkovsky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are effective for many conditions but are often overprescribed. Recent concerns about long-term risks have made patients re-evaluate their need to take PPIs chronically, though these population-based studies have methodological weaknesses. The goal of this review is to provide evidenced-based strategies for discontinuation of PPI therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Given that some patients experience rebound symptoms when abruptly stopping continuous PPI therapy due to its effect on hypergastrinemia, strategies focus on avoiding rebound...
May 16, 2018: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765253/use-of-histamine-h-2-receptor-antagonists-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Kasper Adelborg, Jens Sundbøll, Morten Schmidt, Hans Erik Bøtker, Noel S Weiss, Lars Pedersen, Henrik Toft Sørensen
Background: Histamine H2 receptor activation promotes cardiac fibrosis and apoptosis in mice. However, the potential effectiveness of histamine H2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) in humans with heart failure is largely unknown. We examined the association between H2RA initiation and all-cause mortality among patients with heart failure. Methods: Using Danish medical registries, we conducted a nationwide population-based active-comparator cohort study of new users of H2RAs and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) after first-time hospitalization for heart failure during the period 1995-2014...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761234/prevalence-and-predictors-of-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Binrui Chen, John Jae-Woo Kim, Yawen Zhang, Lijun Du, Ning Dai
BACKGROUND: The reported prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) among individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is highly variable. The aim of the study is to estimate the prevalence and identify predictors of SIBO in IBS. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE through July 2017 were searched to identify studies evaluating the prevalence of SIBO in IBS. The pooled prevalence of SIBO among individuals with IBS and the pooled odds ratio (OR) of SIBO among those with IBS compared with healthy controls were calculated...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760609/identification-of-potential-crucial-genes-and-construction-of-microrna-mrna-negative-regulatory-networks-in-osteosarcoma
#10
Yue Pan, Lingyun Lu, Junquan Chen, Yong Zhong, Zhehao Dai
Background: This study aimed to identify potential crucial genes and construction of microRNA-mRNA negative regulatory networks in osteosarcoma by comprehensive bioinformatics analysis. Methods: Data of gene expression profiles (GSE28424) and miRNA expression profiles (GSE28423) were downloaded from GEO database. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and miRNAs (DEMIs) were obtained by R Bioconductor packages. Functional and enrichment analyses of selected genes were performed using DAVID database...
2018: Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760449/aurora-kinase-a-aurka-interaction-with-wnt-and-ras-mapk-signalling-pathways-in-colorectal-cancer
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Annika Jacobsen, Linda J W Bosch, Sanne R Martens-de Kemp, Beatriz Carvalho, Anke H Sillars-Hardebol, Richard J Dobson, Emanuele de Rinaldis, Gerrit A Meijer, Sanne Abeln, Jaap Heringa, Remond J A Fijneman, K Anton Feenstra
Hyperactivation of Wnt and Ras-MAPK signalling are common events in development of colorectal adenomas. Further progression from adenoma-to-carcinoma is frequently associated with 20q gain and overexpression of Aurora kinase A (AURKA). Interestingly, AURKA has been shown to further enhance Wnt and Ras-MAPK signalling. However, the molecular details of these interactions in driving colorectal carcinogenesis remain poorly understood. Here we first performed differential expression analysis (DEA) of AURKA knockdown in two colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines with 20q gain and AURKA overexpression...
May 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759621/analyses-of-the-mode-of-termination-during-diagnostic-ventricular-pacing-to-differentiate-the-mechanisms-of-supraventricular-tachycardias
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Mitsunori Maruyama, Shunsuke Uetake, Yasushi Miyauchi, Yoshihiko Seino, Wataru Shimizu
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine the diagnostic yield of analyzing the mode of termination during ventricular overdrive pacing (VOP) to differentiate the mechanisms of supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs). BACKGROUND: The majority of the diagnostic criteria for VOP rely on successful entrainment, but termination of SVTs is common during VOP. METHODS: We studied 225 SVTs with a 1:1 atrioventricular relationship, including 34 atrial tachycardias, 67 orthodromic reciprocating tachycardias (ORTs) (including 4 ORTs using accessory pathways [APs] with decremental properties), and 124 atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardias...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758961/exploration-of-genetics-commonness-between-bladder-cancer-and-breast-cancer-based-on-a-silcio-analysis-on-disease-subtypes
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Wenbin Xu, Hong Xia, Wei Liu, Weiying Zheng, Lin Hua
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Muscle-invasive bladder cancers (MIBCs) are heterogeneous cancers and can be grouped into basal-like and luminal subtypes that are highly reminiscent of those found in breast cancer. Like basal-like breast cancers, basal-like MIBCs are associated with advanced stage and metastatic disease. However, the biological and clinical significance of molecular subtypes of MIBCs remain unclear. Therefore, we implemented a serious of bioinformatics methods to explore genetic similarities between bladder and breast cancers...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758295/systematic-bioinformatic-approaches-reveal-novel-gene-expression-signatures-associated-with-acquired-resistance-to-egfr-targeted-therapy-in-lung-cancer
#14
Marjan Mojtabavi Naeini, Manoochehr Tavassoli, Kamran Ghaedi
OBJECTIVES: Human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that harbors activating mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) initially responds to treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as gefitinib and erlotinib but eventually tumor cells acquire resistance. To date, several gene expression profiles have been reported in TKIs-resistant EGFR-mutant NSCLC. The objective of this study is to identify robust gene expression signatures, biological processes, and promising overcoming targets for TKIs-resistant EGFR-mutant NSCLC...
May 11, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758273/in-silico-experiment-system-for-testing-hypothesis-on-gene-functions-using-three-condition-specific-biological-networks
#15
Chai-Jin Lee, Dongwon Kang, Sangseon Lee, Sunwon Lee, Jaewoo Kang, Sun Kim
Determining functions of a gene requires time consuming, expensive biological experiments. Scientists can speed up this experimental process if the literature information and biological networks can be adequately provided. In this paper, we present a web-based information system that can perform in silico experiments of computationally testing hypothesis on the function of a gene. A hypothesis that is specified in English by the user is converted to genes using a literature and knowledge mining system called BEST...
May 11, 2018: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757350/implementation-of-guidelines-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis-at-an-academic-pediatric-practice
#16
Brendan R Harris, Emily Hon, Sandeep K Gupta
Guidelines for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) require high-dose PPI (HD-PPI) trial to evaluate for PPI-responsive esophageal eosinophilia (PPI-REE) prior to EoE diagnosis and dedicated therapy. This involves a second esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) to assess for PPI-REE. This study is to evaluate adherence to current guidelines in evaluation of PPI-REE and EoE. Retrospective review of new patients treated with HD-PPI after an index EGD showing >15 eos/hpf in esophageal biopsies. One hundred and eighty patients had an index EGD with esophageal eosinophilia of >15 eos/hpf...
May 10, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756058/pupillary-dilation-reflex-and-pupillary-pain-index-evaluation-during-general-anaesthesia-a-pilot-study
#17
Davina Wildemeersch, Michiel Baeten, Natasja Peeters, Vera Saldien, Marcel Vercauteren, Guy Hans
Background: Pupillary response by pupillary dilatation reflex (PDR) is a robust reflex, even measurable during general anaesthesia. However, the ability of infrared pupillometry to detect PDR differences obtained by intraoperative opioid administration in anaesthesized patients remains largely unknown. We analyzed the performance of automated infrared pupillometry in detecting differences in pupillary dilatation reflex response by a inbuilt standardized nociceptive stimulation program in patients under general anesthesia with a standardized propofol/fentanyl scheme...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756011/transoral-incisional-fundoplication-for-reflux-after-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-crucial-addition-to-our-arsenal
#18
Amy Tyberg, Anthony Choi, Monica Gaidhane, Michel Kahaleh
Introduction:  Increased esophageal acid exposure is seen in a large percentage of patients with achalasia who undergo peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). Endoscopic transoral fundoplication (TIF) is a novel endoscopic technique for the management of patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). We present the first case series evaluating the role of TIF post-POEM. Methods:  Consecutive patients 18 years or older from our academic institution who underwent a POEM procedure and subsequently underwent TIF for symptomatic reflux or regurgitation between December 2014 and June 2017 were included...
May 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755572/introducing-potential-key-proteins-and-pathways-in-human-laryngeal-cancer-a-system-biology-approach
#19
Hassan Peyvandi, Ali Asghar Peyvandi, Akram Safaei, Mona Zamanian Azodi, Mostafa Rezaei-Tavirani
The most common malignant neoplasm of the head and neck region is laryngeal cancer which presents a significant international health problem. The present study aims to screen potential proteins related to laryngeal cancer by network analysis to further understanding disease pathogenesis and biomarker discovery. Differentially expressed proteins were extracted from literatures of laryngeal cancer that compare proteome profiling of patient›s tissue with healthy controls. The PPI network analyzed for up and down regulated proteins with Cytoscape Version 3...
2018: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755512/proton-pump-inhibitors-and-dementia-physiopathological-mechanisms-and-clinical-consequences
#20
REVIEW
Gloria Ortiz-Guerrero, Diana Amador-Muñoz, Carlos Alberto Calderón-Ospina, Daniel López-Fuentes, Mauricio Orlando Nava Mesa
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, mainly encompassing cognitive decline in subjects aged ≥65 years. Further, AD is characterized by selective synaptic and neuronal degeneration, vascular dysfunction, and two histopathological features: extracellular amyloid plaques composed of amyloid beta peptide (A β ) and neurofibrillary tangles formed by hyperphosphorylated tau protein. Dementia and AD are chronic neurodegenerative conditions with a complex physiopathology involving both genetic and environmental factors...
2018: Neural Plasticity
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