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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928444/the-remote-effects-of-intravitreal-anti-vegf-therapy
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Balta F, Merticariu M, Taban C, Neculau G, Merticariu A, Muresanu D, Badescu D, Jinga V
Objective: To study the effects of intravitreal anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) therapy with Avastin for wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)-related symptoms. Methods: An exploratory trial was conducted from August 1, 2013 to February 1, 2014, that included 14 male patients previously diagnosed with BPH, who were aged between 59 and 69 years. The trial was performed in Bucharest and involved two medical institutions: the Clinical Hospital of Eye Emergencies and the "Prof...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913448/targeting-inflammation-in-cancer-prevention-and-therapy
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Jelena Todoric, Laura Antonucci, Michael Karin
Inflammation is associated with the development and malignant progression of most cancers. As most of the cell types involved in cancer-associated inflammation are genetically stable and thus are not subjected to rapid emergence of drug resistance, the targeting of inflammation represents an attractive strategy both for cancer prevention and for cancer therapy. Tumor-extrinsic inflammation is caused by many factors, including bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases, obesity, tobacco smoking, asbestos exposure, and excessive alcohol consumption, all of which increase cancer risk and stimulate malignant progression...
December 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910911/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-program-macrophage-plasticity-by-altering-their-metabolic-status-via-a-pge2-dependent-mechanism
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Anoop Babu Vasandan, Sowmya Jahnavi, Chandanala Shashank, Priya Prasad, Anujith Kumar, S Jyothi Prasanna
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are speculated to act at macrophage-injury interfaces to mediate efficient repair. To explore this facet in-depth this study evaluates the influence of MSCs on human macrophages existing in distinct functional states. MSCs promoted macrophage differentiation, enhanced respiratory burst and potentiated microbicidal responses in naïve macrophages (Mφ). Functional attenuation of inflammatory M1 macrophages was associated with a concomitant shift towards alternatively activated M2 state in MSC-M1 co-cultures...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908235/pentatricopeptide-motifs-in-the-n-terminal-extension-domain-of-yeast-mitochondrial-rna-polymerase-rpo41p-are-not-essential-for-its-function
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J Kruszewski, P Golik
The core mitochondrial RNA polymerase is a single-subunit enzyme that in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is encoded by the nuclear RPO41 gene. It is an evolutionary descendant of the bacteriophage RNA polymerases, but it includes an additional unconserved N-terminal extension (NTE) domain that is unique to the organellar enzymes. This domain mediates interactions between the polymerase and accessory regulatory factors, such as yeast Sls1p and Nam1p. Previous studies demonstrated that deletion of the entire NTE domain results only in a temperature-dependent respiratory deficiency...
October 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897268/germline-polymorphisms-as-biomarkers-of-tumor-response-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-treated-with-anti-egfr-monoclonal-antibodies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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E K Morgen, H-J Lenz, D J Jonker, D Tu, G Milano, F Graziano, J Zalcberg, C S Karapetis, A Dobrovic, C J O'Callaghan, G Liu
Studies of germline polymorphisms as predictors of tumor response to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody agents in metastatic colorectal cancer have reported inconsistent results. We performed a systematic review of studies from 1990 to September 2015, followed by random-effects meta-analyses for polymorphisms examined in at least three studies. Of 87 studies, 40 passed the criteria for systematic review and 23 for meta-analysis. The polymorphisms suitable for meta-analysis were CCND1 (rs17852153), COX2 (rs20417), EGF (rs4444903), EGFR (rs712829, rs11543848, 3'UTR CA repeat), FCGR2A (rs1801274), FCGR3A (rs396991), IL8 (rs4073), KRAS (rs61764370) and VEGFA (rs3025039)...
November 29, 2016: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891075/bace1-rnai-restores-the-composition-of-phosphatidylethanolamine-derivates-related-to-memory-improvement-in-aged-3xtg-ad-mice
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Javier G Villamil-Ortiz, Alvaro Barrera-Ocampo, Diego Piedrahita, Claudia M Velásquez-Rodríguez, Julian D Arias-Londoño, Gloria P Cardona-Gómez
β-amyloid (Aβ) is produced by the β-secretase 1 (BACE1)-mediated enzymatic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein through the amyloidogenic pathway, making BACE1 a therapeutic target against Alzheimer's disease (AD). Alterations in lipid metabolism are a risk factor for AD by an unknown mechanism. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of RNA interference against BACE1 (shBACEmiR) on the phospholipid profile in hippocampal CA1 area in aged 3xTg-AD mice after 6 and 12 months of treatment compared to aged PS1KI mice...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888614/hierarchical-investigating-the-predictive-value-of-p53-cox2-egfr-nm23-in-the-post-operative-patients-with-colorectal-carcinoma
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Peng Du, Bin Xu, Dachuan Zhang, Yingjie Shao, Xiao Zheng, Xiaodong Li, Yuqi Xiong, Changping Wu, Jingting Jiang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlations between p53, COX2, EGFR, nm23 expression and the progression free survival (PFS) of post-operative patients with colorectal carcinoma. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of p53, COX2, EGFR and nm23 in 459 specimens from colorectal carcinoma patients. Kaplan-Meier estimates, Cox proportional hazard regression analyses and hierarchical analyses were performed on the collected data. Kaplan-Meier estimates analysis suggested that EGFR expression was as a negative predictor, the median PFS of patients with EGFR high expression was 21...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882369/regio-and-stereo-selective-polymerization-of-1-3-butadiene-catalyzed-by-phosphorus-nitrogen-pn-3-pincer-cobalt-ii-complexes
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Dirong Gong, Xuequan Zhang, Kuo-Wei Huang
A new family of cobalt complexes (CoCl2-H, CoCl2-Me, CoCl2-iPr, CoBr2-H, CoBr2-Me, CoBr2-iPr, CoI2-H, CoI2-Me, and CoI2-iPr) supported by a PN(3) ligand (6-(N,N'-di-t-butylphosphino)-2-pyrazol-yl-aminopyridine) have been prepared and fully characterized by FT-IR, elemental analysis, and X-ray analysis. The X-ray analysis reveals a trigonal bipyramidal conformation in the solid state for all representative complexes, CoCl2-H, CoBr2-H, CoBr2-iPr and CoI2-Me. The cobalt center is chelated by the PN(3) ligand through the pyridinyl nitrogen, the pyrazol nitrogen and the phosphorus donor, with a long Co-P bond distance indicating a labile character...
November 24, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882174/reduction-of-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-and-cyclooxygenase-2-signaling-by-isoflurane-inhibits-proliferation-and-apoptosis-evasion-in-human-papillomavirus-infected-laryngeal-papillomas
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Hongbo Ren, Xiaojuan Shi, Ying Li
Human laryngeal papilloma (LP) is a human papillomavirus-induced hyperplastic tumor of the respiratory tract, which is characterized by rapid growth and apoptosis resistance. Isoflurane (ISO) inhibits proliferation and elicits apoptosis in cancer cells. The results of the present study found that the mRNA and protein levels of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) were higher in LP tissues than in normal laryngeal samples, and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production was increased in LP cells, as determined by quantitative polymerase chain reaction, western blot and radioimmunoassay analyses...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876863/intestinal-tuft-cells-regulate-the-atm-mediated-dna-damage-response-via-dclk1-dependent-mechanism-for-crypt-restitution-following-radiation-injury
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Parthasarathy Chandrakesan, Randal May, Nathaniel Weygant, Dongfeng Qu, William L Berry, Sripathi M Sureban, Naushad Ali, Chinthalapally Rao, Mark Huycke, Michael S Bronze, Courtney W Houchen
Crypt epithelial survival and regeneration after injury require highly coordinated complex interplay between resident stem cells and diverse cell types. The function of Dclk1 expressing tuft cells regulating intestinal epithelial DNA damage response for cell survival/self-renewal after radiation-induced injury is unclear. Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) were isolated and purified and utilized for experimental analysis. We found that small intestinal crypts of Villin(Cre);Dclk1(f/f) mice were hypoplastic and more apoptotic 24 h post-total body irradiation, a time when stem cell survival is p53-independent...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871194/lipopolysaccharide-reduces-food-passage-rate-from-the-crop-by-a-prostaglandin-independent-mechanism-in-chickens
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T Tachibana, M Ogino, R Makino, M S I Khan, M A Cline
We examined the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a component of Gram-negative bacteria, on food passage in the digestive tract of chickens (Gallus gallus) in order to clarify whether bacterial infection affects food passage in birds. Food passage in the crop was significantly reduced by intraperitoneal (IP) injection of LPS while it did not affect the number of defecations, suggesting that LPS may affect food passage only in the upper digestive tract. Similar to LPS, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), one of the mediators of LPS, also reduced crop-emptying rate in chickens while it had no effect on the number of defecations...
December 2, 2016: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871023/association-of-a-novel-gabrg2-splicing-variation-and-a-ptgs2-cox-2-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-with-taiwanese-febrile-seizures
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Kun-Long Hung, Jao-Shwann Liang, Jinn-Shyan Wang, Hui-Ju Chen, Li-Ju Lin, Jyh-Feng Lu
Febrile seizure (FS) is the most common type of convulsion in infants and young children. The occurrence of FS in a subset of children with febrile illness suggested genetic factors may have an important effect on the predisposition of the disease. Using targeted next generation sequencing (NGS), a novel splicing variation (NM_198903.2:c.1249-1G>T) was identified in the γ-aminobutyric acid type A (GABA-A) receptor γ2 subunit (GABRG2) gene of a FS patient. To investigate possible association of FS with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase-2 (prostaglandin G/H synthase-2; PTGS2/cyclooxygenase-2; COX2) gene involving in thermoregulatory pathway, eight SNPs, rs689465, rs689466, rs20417, rs13306038, rs201931599, rs689470, rs4648306 and rs4648308, along with 2 previously reported variations in IL1RN (86-bp VNTR) and IL10 (rs1900872) were genotyped and utilized for case-control association studies on 35 FS and 31 non-FS controls...
November 14, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864466/thiamet-g-mediates-neuroprotection-in-experimental-stroke-by-modulating-microglia-macrophage-polarization-and-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-signaling
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Yating He, Xiaofeng Ma, Daojing Li, Junwei Hao
Inflammatory responses are accountable for secondary injury induced by acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Previous studies indicated that O-GlcNAc modification (O-GlcNAcylation) is involved in the pathology of AIS, and increase of O-GlcNAcylation by glucosamine attenuated the brain damage after ischemia/reperfusion. Inhibition of β-N-acetylglucosaminidase (OGA) with thiamet G (TMG) is an alternative option for accumulating O-GlcNAcylated proteins. In this study, we investigate the neuroprotective effect of TMG in a mouse model of experimental stroke...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864128/prostaglandin-e2-activates-yap-and-a-positive-signaling-loop-to-promote-colon-regeneration-following-colitis-but-also-carcinogenesis-in-mice
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Han-Byul Kim, Minchul Kim, Young-Soo Park, Intae Park, Tackhoon Kim, Sung-Yeun Yang, Charles J Cho, DaeHee Hwang, Jin-Hak Jung, Sanford D Markowitz, Sung Wook Hwang, Suk-Kyun Yang, Dae-Sik Lim, Seung-Jae Myung
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is mediator of inflammation that regulates tissue regeneration, but its continual activation has been associated with carcinogenesis. Little is known about factors in the PGE2 signaling pathway that contribute to tumor formation. We investigated whether yes associated protein 1 (YAP1), a transcriptional co-activator in the Hippo signaling pathway, mediates PGE2 function. METHODS: DLD-1 and SW480 colon cancer cell lines were transfected with vectors expressing transgenes or small hairpin RNAs and incubated with recombinant PGE2, with or without pharmacologic inhibitors of signaling proteins, and analyzed by immunoblot, immunofluorescence, quantitative reverse transcription PCR, transcriptional reporter, and proliferation assays...
November 15, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862450/arachidonic-acid-and-lipoxin-a4-attenuate-alloxan-induced-cytotoxicity-to-rin5f-cells-in-vitro-and-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-vivo
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Naveen K V Gundala, Vegi G M Naidu, Undurti N Das
OBJECTIVE: We studied whether polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) can protect rat insulinoma (RIN5F) cells against alloxan-induced apoptosis in vitro and type 1 diabetes mellitus (type 1 DM) in vivo and if so, mechanism of this beneficial action. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In vitro study was conducted using RIN5F cells while in vivo study was performed in Wistar rats. The effect of PUFAs, cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase inhibitors, various eicosanoids and PUFAs metabolites: lipoxin A4 (LXA4), resolvin D2 and protectin against alloxan-induced cytotoxicity to RIN5F cells and type 1 DM was studied...
November 15, 2016: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860453/targeting-the-d-series-resolvin-receptor-system-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritic-pain
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Junting Huang, James J Burston, Li Li, Sadaf Ashraf, Paul I Mapp, Andrew J Bennett, Srinivasarao Ravipati, Petros Pousinis, David A Barrett, Brigitte E Scammell, Victoria Chapman
OBJECTIVE: Pain is a major symptom of osteoarthritis (OA); current analgesics either do not offer adequate pain relief or are associated with serious side effects. Herein we have investigated the therapeutic potential of targeting the resolvin receptor system to modify OA pain and pathology. METHODS: Gene expression of two resolvin receptors (ALX and ChemR23) was quantified in synovia and medial tibial plateau collected from patients at joint replacement for OA...
November 16, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855206/zika-prvabc59-infection-is-associated-with-t-cell-infiltration-and-neurodegeneration-in-cns-of-immunocompetent-neonatal-c57bl-6-mice
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Mohanraj Manangeeswaran, Derek D C Ireland, Daniela Verthelyi
The recent spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) and its association with increased rates of Guillain Barre and other neurological disorders as well as congenital defects that include microcephaly has created an urgent need to develop animal models to examine the pathogenesis of the disease and explore the efficacy of potential therapeutics and vaccines. Recently developed infection models for ZIKV utilize mice defective in interferon responses. In this study we establish and characterize a new model of peripheral ZIKV infection using immunocompetent neonatal C57BL/6 mice and compare its clinical progression, virus distribution, immune response, and neuropathology with that of C57BL/6-IFNAR KO mice...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836895/lifelong-quercetin-enrichment-and-cardioprotection-in-mdx-utrn-ice
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Christopher Ballmann, Thomas Denney, Ronald J Beyers, Tiffany S Quindry, Matthew Romero, Rajesh H Amin, Joshua T Selsby, John C Quindry
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is associated with progressive cardiac pathology, however, the SIRT1/PGC1-α activator quercetin may cardioprotect dystrophic hearts. We tested the extent to which long term 0.2% dietary quercetin enrichment attenuates dystrophic cardiopathology in Mdx/Utrn(+/-) mice. At 2 months, Mdx/Utrn(+/-) mice were fed quercetin enriched (Mdx/Utrn(+/-)-Q) or control diet (Mdx/Utrn(+/-)) for 8 months. Control C57BL/10 (C57) animals were fed a control diet for 10 months. Cardiac function was quantified by MRI at 2 and 10 months...
November 11, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835591/celecoxib-inhibits-proliferation-and-survival-of-chronic-myelogeous-leukemia-cml-cells-via-ampk-dependent-regulation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-and-mtorc1-2
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Beatrice Riva, Marco De Dominici, Ilaria Gnemmi, Samanta A Mariani, Alberto Minassi, Valentina Minieri, Paolo Salomoni, Pier Luigi Canonico, Armando A Genazzani, Bruno Calabretta, Fabrizio Condorelli
CML is effectively treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, the efficacy of these drugs is confined to the chronic phase of the disease and development of resistance to TKIs remains a pressing issue. The anti-inflammatory COX2 inhibitor celecoxib has been utilized as anti-tumour drug due to its anti-proliferative activity. However, its effects in hematological malignancies, in particular CML, have not been investigated yet. Thus, we tested biological effects and mechanisms of action of celecoxib in Philadelphia-positive (Ph+) CML and ALL cells...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834685/antagonism-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-attenuates-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-electroacupuncture-in-a-rodent-model-of-migraine
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Hui Zhang, Shengdong He, Youping Hu, Hui Zheng
BACKGROUND: The anti-nociceptive effects of electroacupuncture (EA) in migraine have been documented in multiple randomised controlled trials. Neurogenic inflammation plays a key role in migraine attacks, and the anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture have been associated with the type 1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether CB1 receptors mediate the anti-inflammatory effects of EA on migraine attacks. METHODS: A migraine model was produced in Sprague-Dawley rats by unilateral electrical stimulation of the trigeminal ganglion (TGES)...
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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