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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182134/differential-pharmacology-and-clinical-utility-of-sonidegib-in-advanced-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Mohd Wahid, Arshad Jawed, Sajad Ahmad Dar, Raju K Mandal, Shafiul Haque
Patients suffering from advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) have very limited treatment options. Sonidegib selectively inhibits the growth of Hedgehog pathway-dependent tumors and can treat locally advanced BCC patients who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy. The BOLT clinical trials were conducted to evaluate the efficacy/potency of sonidegib in the treatment of advanced BCC or metastatic BCC. The patients were randomized in 1:2 ratios to receive 200 or 800 mg oral sonidegib daily, stratified by disease, histological subtype and geographical region...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157643/ratios-of-biochemical-markers-in-peritoneal-fluid-to-those-in-venous-blood-for-the-diagnosis-of-ruptured-tubal-pregnancy-a-prospective-study
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Xiao-Lu Zhu, Zhuo-Wei Xue, Yan-Li Xu, Juan Wang, Zhi-Hong Ai, Yin-Cheng Teng
OBJECTIVES: Ectopic pregnancies are among the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality in both developed and emerging nations, but tests for early, accurate, and convenient detection are lacking. STUDY DESIGN: Between January 2013 and February 2015, 504 women with tubal pregnancy were prospectively recruited, and their clinical characteristics were recorded. Samples of peritoneal fluid were collected by culdocentesis, and venous blood was drawn from the antecubital vein...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143855/-nutraceuticals-in-relation-to-human-skeletal-muscle-and-exercise
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Colleen Siobhan Deane, Daniel J Wilkinson, Bethan E Phillips, Kenneth Smith, Timothy Etheridge, Philip J Atherton
Skeletal muscles have a fundamental role in locomotion and whole body metabolism, with muscle mass and quality being linked to improved health and even lifespan. Optimising nutrition in combination with exercise is considered an established, effective ergogenic practice for athletic performance. Importantly, exercise and nutritional approaches also remain arguably the most effective countermeasure for muscle dysfunction associated with ageing and numerous clinical conditions e.g. cancer cachexia, COPD and organ failure, via engendering favourable adaptations such as increased muscle mass and oxidative capacity...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128472/effects-on-energy-metabolism-of-two-guanidine-molecules-boc-2-creatine-and-metformin
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Patrizia Garbati, Silvia Ravera, Sonia Scarfì, Annalisa Salis, Camillo Rosano, Alessandro Poggi, Gianluca Damonte, Enrico Millo, Maurizio Balestrino
Several enzymes are involved in the energy production, becoming a possible target for new anti-cancer drugs. In this paper, we used biochemical and in silico studies to evaluate the effects of two guanidine molecules, (Boc)2 -creatine and metformin, on creatine kinase, an enzyme involved in the regulation of intracellular energy levels. Our results show that both drugs inhibit creatine kinase activity; however, (Boc)2 -creatine displays a competitive inhibition, while metformin acts with a non-competitive mechanism...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115854/multivoxel-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-identifies-enriched-foci-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-in-high-grade-gliomas
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Tao He, Tianming Qiu, Xiaodong Wang, Hongxing Gui, Xilong Wang, Qikuan Hu, Hechun Xia, Gaoyang Qi, Jinsong Wu, Hui Ma
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the correlation between choline/creatine (Cho/Cr) ratios determined by multivoxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) and the distribution of cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) in high-grade gliomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with high-grade gliomas were recruited and underwent (1)H-MRS examination before surgery to identify distinct tumor regions with variable Cho/Cr ratios. Using intraoperative neuronavigation, tumor tissues were accurately sampled from regions with high and low Cho/Cr ratios within each tumor...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110202/choline-based-imaging-of-prostate-cancer-with-combined-18-f-fluorocholine-pet-and-1-h-mr-spectroscopy-by-means-of-integrated-pet-mri
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Axel Wetter, Johannes Grüneisen, Klaus Fliessbach, Susanne Lütje, Benedikt Schaarschmidt, Lale Umutlu
PURPOSE: To evaluate integrated PET/MRI/(1)H MR spectroscopy in patients with prostate cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Data analysis comprised calculations of correlations of standardized uptake values (SUVs) and ratios of (choline+creatine)/citrate as well as of single metabolite values and a logistic regression analysis of PET data and MR spectroscopy data in 22 patients. RESULTS: SUVmean and integral values of choline correlated significantly in tumors...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108628/metabolic-reprogramming-by-folate-restriction-leads-to-a-less-aggressive-cancer-phenotype
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Zahra Ashkavand, Ciara O'Flanagan, Mirko Hennig, Xiuxia Du, Stephen D Hursting, Sergey A Krupenko
: Folate coenzymes are involved in biochemical reactions of one-carbon transfer, and deficiency of this vitamin impairs cellular proliferation, migration, and survival in many cell types. Here, the effect of folate restriction on mammary cancer was evaluated using three distinct breast cancer subtypes differing in their aggressiveness and metastatic potential: noninvasive basal-like (E-Wnt), invasive but minimally metastatic claudin-low (M-Wnt), and highly metastatic claudin-low (metM-Wnt(liver)) cell lines, each derived from the same pool of MMTV-Wnt-1 transgenic mouse mammary tumors...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099331/atorvastatin-induced-necrotizing-autoimmune-myositis-an-emerging-dominant-entity-in-patients-with-autoimmune-myositis-presenting-with-a-pure-polymyositis-phenotype
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Yves Troyanov, Océane Landon-Cardinal, Marvin J Fritzler, José Ferreira, Ira N Targoff, Eric Rich, Michelle Goulet, Jean-Richard Goulet, Josiane Bourré-Tessier, Yves Robitaille, Julie Drouin, Alexandra Albert, Jean-Luc Senécal
The general aim of this study was to evaluate the disease spectrum in patients presenting with a pure polymyositis (pPM) phenotype. Specific objectives were to characterize clinical features, autoantibodies (aAbs), and membrane attack complex (MAC) in muscle biopsies of patients with treatment-responsive, statin-exposed necrotizing autoimmune myositis (NAM). Patients from the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal autoimmune myositis (AIM) Cohort with a pPM phenotype, response to immunosuppression, and follow-up ≥3 years were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096458/more-severe-disease-and-slower-recovery-in-younger-patients-with-anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-a-reductase-associated-autoimmune-myopathy
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Eleni Tiniakou, Iago Pinal-Fernandez, Thomas E Lloyd, Jemima Albayda, Julie Paik, Jessie L Werner, Cassie A Parks, Livia Casciola-Rosen, Lisa Christopher-Stine, Andrew L Mammen
OBJECTIVE: To study disease severity and response to therapy in a large cohort of patients with anti-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR)-associated myositis. METHODS: Muscle strength, creatine kinase levels and treatments were assessed in anti-HMGCR-positive patients at each clinical visit. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to analyse the influence of clinical characteristics on strength and the change in strength over time. Whole exome sequencing was performed in a subset of patients...
January 17, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092839/effect-and-mechanism-of-sorbus-pohuashanensis-hante-hedl-flavonoids-protect-against-arsenic-trioxide-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Xiaojin Yu, Zhenyu Wang, Zunpeng Shu, Zhengqing Li, Yuan Ning, Keli Yun, Haina Bai, Ruihai Liu, Wenli Liu
The cardiotoxicity of arsenic trioxide (ATO) limits its clinical application in cancer treatment. Evidences suggest that sorbus has antioxidant activity and its consumption has been linked with improved cardioprotection. In this study, we investigated the cardio-protective effect and mechanisms of Sorbus pohuashanensis (Hante) Hedl. flavonoids (SPF) against ATO in BALB/c mice and H9c2 cells. Eleven major flavonoids were confirmed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography electrospray ionization quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-Q-TOF-MS)...
January 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058480/everyman-s-prostate-phantom-kiwi-fruit-substitute-for-human-prostates-at-magnetic-resonance-imaging-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Ullrich G Mueller-Lisse, Sophie Murer, Ulrike L Mueller-Lisse, Marissa Kuhn, Juergen Scheidler, Michael Scherr
OBJECTIVES: To apply an easy-to-assemble phantom substitute for human prostates in T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (T2WI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and 3D magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). METHODS: Kiwi fruit were fixed with gel hot and cold compress packs on two plastic nursery pots, separated by a plastic plate, and submerged in tap water inside a 1-L open-spout plastic watering can for T2WI (TR/TE 7500/101 ms), DWI (5500/61 ms, ADC b50-800 s/mm(2) map) and MRS (940/145 ms) at 3...
January 5, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053814/a-concurrence-of-adenocarcinoma-with-micropapillary-features-and-composite-glandular-endocrine-cell-carcinoma-in-the-stomach
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Ji-Hoon Kim, Dae-Woon Eom, Cheon-Soo Park, Jae-Young Kwak, Eun-Hwa Park, Jin-Ho Kwak, Hyuk-Jae Jang, Kun-Moo Choi, Myung-Sik Han
We report a unique case of synchronous double primary gastric cancer consisting of adenocarcinoma components with micropapillary features and composite glandular-endocrine cell carcinoma components. The patient was a 53-year-old man presenting with a 6-month history of epigastric pain and diarrhea. A subtotal gastrectomy was performed. Histologically, one tumor was composed of micropapillary carcinoma components (50%) with tight clusters of micropapillary aggregates lying in the empty spaces, admixed with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma components...
December 2016: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907819/giant-primary-malignant-mesothelioma-of-the-liver-a-case-report
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Ruba Haji Ali, Mohamad Khalife, Ghina El Nounou, Ruba Zuhri Yafi, Hussein Nassar, Zeinab Aidibe, Randa Raad, Rania Abou Eid, Walid Faraj
INTRODUCTION: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm of mesothelial cells arising most frequently in the pleura or peritoneum and less frequently in the liver. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of primary hepatic mesothelioma of 41year old woman. She had no history of asbestos exposure or cancer. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed 21cm intrahepatic mass in the right lobe with many cystic lesions and few small calcifications. Pathology showed a biphasic cellular pattern...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895988/terahertz-identification-and-quantification-of-neurotransmitter-and-neurotrophy-mixture
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Yan Peng, Xiaorong Yuan, Xiang Zou, Wanqing Chen, Hui Huang, Hongwei Zhao, Bo Song, Liang Chen, Yiming Zhu
Terahertz spectroscopy has been widely used for investigating the fingerprint spectrum of different substances. For cancerous tissues, the greatest difficulty is the absorption peaks of various substances contained in tissues overlap with each other, which are hard to identify and quantitative analyze. As a result, it is very hard to measure the presence of cancer cell and then to diagnose accurately. In this paper, we select three typical neurotransmitters (γ-aminobutyric acid, L-glutamic acid, dopamine hydrochloride) and two typical metabolites (inositol and creatine) in neurons to measure their terahertz spectra with different mixture ratios...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854030/simple-oxygraphic-analysis-for-the-presence-of-adenylate-kinase-1-and-2-in-normal-and-tumor-cells
#15
Aleksandr Klepinin, Lyudmila Ounpuu, Rita Guzun, Vladimir Chekulayev, Natalja Timohhina, Kersti Tepp, Igor Shevchuk, Uwe Schlattner, Tuuli Kaambre
The adenylate kinase (AK) isoforms network plays an important role in the intracellular energy transfer processes, the maintenance of energy homeostasis, and it is a major player in AMP metabolic signaling circuits in some highly-differentiated cells. For this purpose, a rapid and sensitive method was developed that enables to estimate directly and semi-quantitatively the distribution between cytosolic AK1 and mitochondrial AK2 localized in the intermembrane space, both in isolated cells and tissue samples (biopsy material)...
October 2016: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852646/metabolic-reprogramming-by-folate-restriction-leads-to-a-less-aggressive-cancer-phenotype
#16
Zahra Ashkavand, Ciara O'Flanagan, Mirko Hennig, Xiuxia Du, Stephen D Hursting, Sergey A Krupenko
: Folate coenzymes are involved in biochemical reactions of one-carbon transfer, and deficiency of this vitamin impairs cellular proliferation, migration and survival in many cell types. Here the effect of folate restriction on mammary cancer was evaluated using three distinct breast cancer subtypes differing in their aggressiveness and metastatic potential: non-invasive basal-like (E-Wnt), invasive but minimally metastatic claudin-low (M-Wnt), and highly metastatic claudin-low (metM-Wntliver) cell lines, each derived from the same pool of MMTV-Wnt-1 transgenic mouse mammary tumors...
November 16, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832096/mr-spectroscopy-in-prostate-cancer-new-algorithms-to-optimize-metabolite-quantification
#17
Giovanni Bellomo, Francesco Marcocci, David Bianchini, Emilio Mezzenga, Vincenzo D'Errico, Enrico Menghi, Romano Zannoli, Anna Sarnelli
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common non-cutaneous cancer in male subjects and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in developed countries. The necessity of a non-invasive technique for the diagnosis of PCa in early stage has grown through years. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (1H-MRSI) are advanced magnetic resonance techniques that can mark the presence of metabolites such as citrate, choline, creatine and polyamines in a selected voxel, or in an array of voxels (in MRSI) inside prostatic tissue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814609/mitochondrial-nucleic-acid-binding-proteins-associated-with-diseases
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Takeshi Uchiumi, Dongchon Kang
Mammalian mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) exists in structures called nucleoids, which correspond to the configuration of nuclear DNA. Mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM), first cloned as an mtDNA transcription factor, is critical for packaging and maintaining mtDNA. To investigate functional aspects of TFAM, we identified many RNA-binding proteins as candidate TFAM interactors, including ERAL1 and p32. In this review, we first describe the functions of TFAM, replication proteins such as polymerase gamma and Twinkle, and mitochondrial RNA binding proteins...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798451/comparative-analysis-of-resuscitation-using-human-serum-albumin-and-crystalloids-or-130-0-4-hydroxyethyl-starch-and-crystalloids-on-skeletal-muscle-metabolic-profile-during-experimental-haemorrhagic-shock-in-swine-a-randomised-experimental-study
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Eric Noll, Michele Diana, Anne L Charles, François Singh, Tong J Gan, Julien Pottecher, François-Marie Moussallieh, Izzie J Namer, Bernard Geny, Pierre Diemunsch
BACKGROUND: Protection against acute skeletal muscle metabolic dysfunction and oxidative stress could be a therapeutic target in volume expansion for severely bleeding patients. OBJECTIVES: This experimental pilot study in swine aims at comparing 130/0.4 hydroxyethyl starch (HES) with 4% albumin along with crystalloid perfusion for first-line volume expansion in haemorrhagic shock with a particular emphasis on oxidative stress and muscular mitochondrial function...
February 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775591/capsaicin-supplementation-reduces-physical-fatigue-and-improves-exercise-performance-in-mice
#20
Yi-Ju Hsu, Wen-Ching Huang, Chien-Chao Chiu, Yan-Lin Liu, Wan-Chun Chiu, Chun-Hui Chiu, Yen-Shuo Chiu, Chi-Chang Huang
Chili pepper is used as a food, seasoning and has been revered for its medicinal and health claims. It is very popular and is the most common spice worldwide. Capsaicin (CAP) is a major pungent and bioactive phytochemical in chili peppers. CAP has been shown to improve mitochondrial biogenesis and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. However, there is limited evidence around the effects of CAP on physical fatigue and exercise performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of CAP on anti-fatigue and ergogenic functions following physiological challenge...
October 20, 2016: Nutrients
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