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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340071/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-regulates-microglial-functions-affecting-neuronal-survival-in-the-acute-phase-of-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Seoyeon Bok, Young-Eun Kim, Youngsik Woo, Soeun Kim, Suk-Jo Kang, Yoontae Lee, Sang Ki Park, Irving L Weissman, G-One Ahn
Cells universally adapt to ischemic conditions by turning on a transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), in which its role is known to differ widely across many different types of cells. Given that microglia have been reported as an essential mediator of neuroinflammation in many brain diseases, we examined the role of HIF in microglia in the progression of an acute phase of ischemic stroke by challenging our novel strains of myeloid-specific Hif-1α or Hif-2α knockout (KO) mice created by Cre-loxP system via middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339403/a-phase-1-study-of-azacitidine-combined-with-chemotherapy-in-childhood-leukemia-a-report-from-tacl-consortium
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Weili Sun, Timothy Triche, Jemily Malvar, Paul Gaynon, Richard Sposto, Xiaojing Yang, Henrique Bittencourt, Andrew E Place, Yoav Messinger, Chris Fraser, Luciano Dalla-Pozza, Bodour Salhia, Peter Jones, Alan S Wayne, Lia Gore, Todd M Cooper, Gangning Liang
Growing evidence indicates that aberrant DNA hypermethylation is associated with leukemogenesis, chemotherapy resistance, and relapse. DNA methyltransferase inhibitors such as azacitidine and decitabine have been shown to reverse drug resistance and prime leukemia cells to cytotoxic agents in vitro. Here we report the first pediatric phase 1 study using azacitidine in sequence with chemotherapy in patients with relapsed/refractory leukemia. Fourteen patients were enrolled, twelve with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and two with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...
January 16, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339393/early-clinical-assessment-of-the-antimicrobial-activity-of-finafloxacin-compared-to-ciprofloxacin-in-sub-sets-of-microbiologically-characterized-isolates
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Andreas Vente, Christine Bentley, Mark Lückermann, Paul Tambyah, Axel Dalhoff
INTRODUCTION: Two phase II studies were performed in patients with uncomplicated (uUTI) and complicated urinary tract infections or acute pyelonephritis (cUTI/PN) to compare finafloxacin (300 mg b.i.d, p.o. for uUTI 800 mg q.d., i.v. for cUTI/PN) and ciprofloxacin (250 mg b.i.d, p.o. for uUTI and 400 mg b.i.d., i.v. for cUTI/PN). The early response to the study medications was evaluated in the microbiological-intent-to treat population (mITT) at day 3. RESULTS: 21% of the isolates were ciprofloxacin-resistant, 13...
January 16, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339097/safety-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-venetoclax-with-decitabine-or-azacitidine-in-elderly-patients-with-previously-untreated-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-a-non-randomised-open-label-phase-1b-study
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Courtney D DiNardo, Keith W Pratz, Anthony Letai, Brian A Jonas, Andrew H Wei, Michael Thirman, Martha Arellano, Mark G Frattini, Hagop Kantarjian, Relja Popovic, Brenda Chyla, Tu Xu, Martin Dunbar, Suresh K Agarwal, Rod Humerickhouse, Mack Mabry, Jalaja Potluri, Marina Konopleva, Daniel A Pollyea
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients (aged ≥65 years) with acute myeloid leukaemia have poor outcomes and no effective standard-of-care therapy exists. Treatment with hypomethylating agents such as azacitidine and decitabine is common, but responses are modest and typically short-lived. The oral anti-apoptotic B-cell lymphoma 2 protein inhibitor, venetoclax, has shown promising single-agent activity in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia and preclinical data suggested synergy between hypomethylating agents and venetoclax, which led to this combination phase 1b study...
January 12, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338696/transcriptional-responses-of-escherichia-coli-during-recovery-from-inorganic-or-organic-mercury-exposure
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Stephen P LaVoie, Anne O Summers
BACKGROUND: The protean chemical properties of mercury have long made it attractive for diverse applications, but its toxicity requires great care in its use, disposal, and recycling. Mercury occurs in multiple chemical forms, and the molecular basis for the distinct toxicity of its various forms is only partly understood. Global transcriptomics applied over time can reveal how a cell recognizes a toxicant and what cellular subsystems it marshals to repair and recover from the damage...
January 16, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338494/neural-correlates-of-response-inhibition-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-during-acute-vs-remitted-phase
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Juliane Kopf, Stefan Glöckner, Martin Schecklmann, Thomas Dresler, Michael M Plichta, Julia Veeh, Sarah Kittel-Schneider, Andreas Reif
OBJECTIVE: Elevated behavioral impulsivity has been shown to be a core feature of bipolar disorder. However, no study has so far investigated impulsivity-related brain activation in patients with BD during acute vs. remitted phase. To address the question whether elevated behavioural impulsivity and its differential neural pathways is a state or trait marker of BD, we employed a combined stop-signal-go/nogo task in 30 controls, 37 depressed and 15 remitted patients who were retested. METHODS: Frontal brain activation was recorded using near-infrared spectroscopy...
January 17, 2018: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338111/the-exaggerated-blood-pressure-response-to-exercise-in-the-sub-acute-phase-after-stroke-is-not-affected-by-aerobic-exercise
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Magnus O Wijkman, Klas Sandberg, Marie Kleist, Lars Falk, Paul Enthoven
The prevalence of an exaggerated exercise blood pressure (BP) response is unknown in patients with subacute stroke, and it is not known whether an aerobic exercise program modulates this response. The authors randomized 53 patients (27 women) with subacute stroke to 12 weeks of twice-weekly aerobic exercise (n = 29) or to usual care without scheduled physical exercise (n = 24). At baseline, 66% of the patients exhibited an exaggerated exercise BP response (peak systolic BP ≥210 mm Hg in men and ≥190 mm Hg in women) during a symptom-limited ergometer exercise test...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336497/effects-of-treatment-with-maraviroc-a-ccr5-inhibitor-on-a-human-hepatic-stellate-cell-line
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N Coppola, A Perna, A Lucariello, S Martini, M Macera, M A Carleo, G Guerra, V Esposito, A De Luca
After an acute liver damage, tissue regeneration repairs lesions with degradation of deposed fibrotic material, while mechanisms of tissue restoration are persistently activated following several repeated injuries, inducing deposition of extracellular matrix. (ECM). Factors responsible for ECM remodeling have been identified in a pathway involving a family of zinc-dependent enzyme matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), together with tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). Recent experimental models suggested a role of CCR5 receptor in the genesis of liver fibrosis...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335786/anti-inflammatory-and-antiplatelet-effects-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-acute-phase-of-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Taizen Nakase, Junta Moroi, Tatsuya Ishikawa
BACKGROUND: Recently, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants such as direct thrombin and direct factor Xa inhibitors have been prescribed for prevention of embolic stroke. While in Japan, argatroban, also a direct thrombin inhibitor, is available for the treatment of atherothrombotic stroke patients. This study aimed to explore whether there is any differences between direct thrombin and direct factor Xa inhibitors regarding the inhibiting effect against thrombogenesis in the clinical setting of acute ischemic stroke...
January 12, 2018: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333928/phosphorylation-of-stat3-promotes-vasculogenic-mimicry-by-inducing-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-colorectal-cancer
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Cong Han, Baocun Sun, Xiulan Zhao, Yanhui Zhang, Qiang Gu, Fang Liu, Nan Zhao, Lili Wu
Vasculogenic mimicry refers to the process by which highly invasive cancer cells mimic endothelial cells by forming blood channels. Vasculogenic mimicry is important for the invasion and metastasis of tumor cells in colorectal cancer. STAT3 was initially identified as a mediator of the inflammation-associated acute phase response. The phosphorylation of Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription 3 (p-STAT3) is closely related to tumor invasion and migration. We analyzed the relationship between p-STAT3 and vasculogenic mimicry formation in 65 human colorectal cancer samples, and the results showed that the expression of p-STAT3 is significantly correlated with vasculogenic mimicry, tumor metastasis, Tumor, Lymph Node and Metastasis Stage (TNM Stage), and poor prognosis...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332677/pilot-study-of-sleep-and-meal-timing-effects-independent-of-sleep-duration-and-food-intake-on-insulin-sensitivity-in-healthy-individuals
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Theresa Pizinger, Kyle Kovtun, Arindam RoyChoudhury, Blandine Laferrère, Ari Shechter, Marie-Pierre St-Onge
This pilot study tested the independent and interactive effects of sleep and meal times, under identical sleep duration and feeding conditions, on insulin sensitivity (Si) in overweight adults. Participants underwent a 4-phase randomized crossover inpatient study differing in sleep times: normal (Ns: 0000-0800 hours) or late (Ls: 0330-1130 hours); and in meal times: normal (Nm: 1, 5, 11, and 12.5 hours after awakening) or late (Lm: 4.5, 8.5, 14.5, and 16 hours after awakening). An insulin-modified frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test, at scheduled breakfast time, and a meal tolerance test, at scheduled lunch time, were performed to assess Si after 3 days in each condition...
February 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330131/response-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-to-several-pharmacological-agents-when-intrinsic-syncytial-pacing-is-overcome-by-acute-external-stimulation
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Haoyu Zeng, Bharathi Balasubramanian, Armando Lagrutta, Frederick Sannajust
We challenged human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte (hiPSC-CM) syncytia, mainly, CDI iCells with several classes of well-characterized pharmacological agents (including hERG blocker, Nav1.5 blocker, Cav1.2 blocker and opener, β-adrenergic agonist, and If blocker) under pacing conditions, utilizing the Cardio-ECR instrument, a non-invasive platform featuring simultaneous and continuous measurement of synchronized beating rate and contractility (both signals were acquired simultaneously and well aligned) ...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327509/proteomic-expression-profile-of-injured-rat-peripheral-nerves-revealed-biological-networks-and-processes-associated-with-nerve-regeneration
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D Vergara, A Romano, E Stanca, V La Pesa, A L Aloisi, S De Domenico, J Franck, I Cicalini, A M Giudetti, E Storelli, D Pieragostino, I Fournier, A Sannino, M Salzet, F Cerri, A Quattrini, M Maffia
Peripheral nerve regeneration is regulated through the coordinated spatio-temporal activation of multiple cellular pathways. In this work, an integrated proteomics and bioinformatics approach was employed to identify differentially expressed proteins at the injury-site of rat sciatic nerve at 20 days after damage. By a label-free liquid chromatography mass-spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) approach, we identified 201 differentially proteins that were assigned to specific canonical and disease and function pathways. These include proteins involved in cytoskeleton signaling and remodeling, acute phase response, and cellular metabolism...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325869/microglial-activation-and-the-nitric-oxide-cgmp-pkg-pathway-underlie-enhanced-neuronal-vulnerability-to-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-experimental-multiple-sclerosis
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Andrea Mancini, Michela Tantucci, Petra Mazzocchetti, Antonio de Iure, Valentina Durante, Lara Macchioni, Carmela Giampà, Alessandra Alvino, Lorenzo Gaetani, Cinzia Costa, Alessandro Tozzi, Paolo Calabresi, Massimiliano Di Filippo
During multiple sclerosis (MS), a close link has been demonstrated to occur between inflammation and neuro-axonal degeneration, leading to the hypothesis that immune mechanisms may promote neurodegeneration, leading to irreversible disease progression. Energy deficits and inflammation-driven mitochondrial dysfunction seem to be involved in this process. In this work we investigated, by the use of striatal electrophysiological field-potential recordings, if the inflammatory process associated with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is able to influence neuronal vulnerability to the blockade of mitochondrial complex IV, a crucial component for mitochondrial activity responsible of about 90% of total cellular oxygen consumption...
January 8, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325459/is-cord-blood-hepcidin-influenced-by-the-low-grade-acute-phase-response-occurring-during-delivery-%C3%A2-a-small-scale-longitudinal-study
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Michael Hoppe, Lena Hulthén, Gösta Samuelson
AIM: To measure serum hepcidin in late pregnancy and in cord blood, and to analyze relationship between hepcidin, interleukin-6 and biomarkers of fetal iron status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 15 uncomplicated singleton pregnancies were analyzed longitudinally in trimester 3 (T3) and at birth. RESULTS: In T3, S-ferritin (median 14 µg/L) and transferrin (median 4.0 g/L) indicated low iron status, whereas the median soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) was 4...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324825/early-and-later-phases-satellite-cell-responses-and-myonuclear-content-with-resistance-training-in-young-men
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Felipe Damas, Cleiton A Libardi, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Felipe C Vechin, Manoel E Lixandrão, Tim Snijders, Joshua P Nederveen, Aline V Bacurau, Patricia Brum, Valmor Tricoli, Hamilton Roschel, Gianni Parise, Stuart M Phillips
Satellite cells (SC) are associated with skeletal muscle remodelling after muscle damage and/or extensive hypertrophy resulting from resistance training (RT). We recently reported that early increases in muscle protein synthesis (MPS) during RT appear to be directed toward muscle damage repair, but MPS contributes to hypertrophy with progressive muscle damage attenuation. However, modulations in acute-chronic SC content with RT during the initial (1st-wk: high damage), early (3rd-wk: attenuated damage), and later (10th-wk: no damage) stages is not well characterized...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324209/using-process-improvement-tools-to-improve-the-care-of-patients-with-neutropenic-fever-in-the-emergency-room
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Avantika Dang, Lauren N Gjolaj, Myka Whitman, Gustavo Fernandez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to improve the care of patients with neutropenic fever in an academic acute care hospital's emergency room (ER). METHODS: Using the define, measure, analyze, improve, control method, a two-phase project with three critical to quality metrics (reduction in time to antibiotic administration, increase in percentage of patients with neutropenic fever identified as an oncology emergency, and increase in patients cohorted on oncology units) was completed...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321138/sensorimotor-functional-and-structural-networks-after-intracerebral-stem-cell-grafts-in-the-ischemic-mouse-brain
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Claudia Green, Anuka Minassian, Stefanie Vogel, Michael Diedenhofen, Andreas Beyrau, Dirk Wiedermann, Mathias Hoehn
Past investigations on stem cell mediated recovery after stroke have limited their focus on the extent and morphological development of the ischemic lesion itself over time or on the integration capacity of the stem cell graft ex vivo However, an assessment of the long-term functional and structural improvement in vivo is essential to reliably quantify the regenerative capacity of cell implantation after stroke.We induced ischemic stroke in nude mice and implanted human neural stem cells (H9 derived) into the ipsilateral cortex in the acute phase...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315585/ndrg2-deficiency-ameliorates-neurodegeneration-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Thuong Manh Le, Mika Takarada-Iemata, Hieu Minh Ta, Jureepon Roboon, Hiroshi Ishii, Takashi Tamatani, Yasuko Kitao, Tsuyoshi Hattori, Osamu Hori
N-myc downstream-regulated gene 2 (NDRG2) is a differentiation- and stress-associated molecule that is predominantly expressed in astrocytes in the central nervous system. In this study, we examined the expression and role of NDRG2 in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), which is an animal model of multiple sclerosis. Western blot and immunohistochemical analysis revealed that the expression of NDRG2 was observed in astrocytes of spinal cord, and was enhanced after EAE induction. A comparative analysis of wild-type (WT) and Ndrg2-/- mice revealed that deletion of Ndrg2 ameliorated the clinical symptoms of EAE...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314720/correlation-of-april-with-production-of-inflammatory-cytokines-during-acute-malaria-in-the-brazilian-amazon
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Raquel A Pinna, Adriana C Dos Santos, Daiana S Perce-da-Silva, Luciene A da Silva, Rodrigo N R da Silva, Marcelo R Alves, Fátima Santos, Joseli de Oliveira Ferreira, Josué C Lima-Junior, Déa M Villa-Verde, Paula M De Luca, Carla E Carvalho-Pinto, Dalma M Banic
INTRODUCTION: A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) and B cell activation factor (BAFF) are known to play a significant role in the pathogenesis of several diseases, including BAFF in malaria. The aim of this study was to investigate whether APRIL and BAFF plasma concentrations could be part of inflammatory responses associated with P. vivax and P. falciparum malaria in patients from the Brazilian Amazon. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from P. vivax and P...
January 3, 2018: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
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