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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425047/can-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-antibody-reverse-radiation-necrosis-a-preclinical-investigation
#1
Chong Duan, Carlos J Perez-Torres, Liya Yuan, John A Engelbach, Scott C Beeman, Christina I Tsien, Keith M Rich, Robert E Schmidt, Joseph J H Ackerman, Joel R Garbow
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) antibodies are a promising new treatment for late time-to-onset radiation-induced necrosis (RN). We sought to evaluate and validate the response to anti-VEGF antibody in a mouse model of RN. Mice were irradiated with the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™ and then treated with anti-VEGF antibody, beginning at post-irradiation (PIR) week 8. RN progression was monitored via anatomic and diffusion MRI from weeks 4-12 PIR. Standard histology, using haematoxylin and eosin (H&E), and immunohistochemistry staining were used to validate the response to treatment...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423657/identification-and-characterization-of-rassf1c-pirna-target-genes-in-lung-cancer-cells
#2
Mark E Reeves, Mathew Firek, Abdullaati Jliedi, Yousef G Amaar
RASSF1C up-regulates important genes involved in lung cancer cell growth, including a stem cell self-renewal gene, piwil1. In this article, we report the identification of small noncoding PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) in lung cancer cells over-expressing RASSF1C. A piRNA microarray screen was performed using RNA isolated from the lung cancer cell line H1299 stably over-expressing RASSF1C and corresponding control. The piRNA microarray screen identified several piRNAs that are regulated by RASSF1C and we have validated the expression of two up-regulated piRNAs (piR-34871 and piR-52200) and two down-regulated piRNAs (piR-35127 and piR-46545) in lung cancer cells with silenced and over-expressed RASSF1C using RT-PCR...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414797/big1-is-required-for-the-survival-of-deep-layer-neurons-neuronal-polarity-and-the-formation-of-axonal-tracts-between-the-thalamus-and-neocortex-in-developing-brain
#3
Jia-Jie Teoh, Tomohiko Iwano, Masataka Kunii, Nur Atik, Erda Avriyanti, Shin-Ichiro Yoshimura, Kenta Moriwaki, Akihiro Harada
BIG1, an activator protein of the small GTPase, Arf, and encoded by the Arfgef1 gene, is one of candidate genes for epileptic encephalopathy. To know the involvement of BIG1 in epileptic encephalopathy, we analyzed BIG1-deficient mice and found that BIG1 regulates neurite outgrowth and brain development in vitro and in vivo. The loss of BIG1 decreased the size of the neocortex and hippocampus. In BIG1-deficient mice, the neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs) and the interneurons were unaffected. However, Tbr1+ and Ctip2+ deep layer (DL) neurons showed spatial-temporal dependent apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407201/cancer-incidence-profile-in-sub-saharan-african-born-blacks-in-the-united-states-similarities-and-differences-with-us-born-non-hispanic-blacks
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Genet A Medhanie, Stacey A Fedewa, Hibret Adissu, Carol E DeSantis, Rebecca L Siegel, Ahmedin Jemal
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan African-born blacks (ABs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. However, to the authors' knowledge, data regarding the cancer burden in this group are lacking, which would inform targeted cancer prevention and control. METHODS: The authors calculated age-standardized proportional incidence ratios (PIRs) comparing the frequency of the top 15 cancers in ABs with that of US-born non-Hispanic blacks (USBs) by sex and region of birth using incidence data for 2000 through 2012 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER 17) program...
April 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325293/a-pirna-like-small-rna-induces-chemoresistance-to-cisplatin-based-therapy-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Yuyan Wang, Tyler Gable, Mark Z Ma, David Clark, Jun Zhao, Yi Zhang, Wei Liu, Li Mao, Yuping Mei
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Although advanced drugs have benefitted patients, therapeutic success has largely been hampered because of rapid development of resistance. Here we report that PIWI-interacting RNA likes (piR-Ls), a novel type of functional sncRNAs, play key roles in chemoresistance to cisplatin (CDDP)-based chemotherapy in lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). piR-L-138 was upregulated upon CDDP-based chemotherapy both in LSCC cells and in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) LSCC models...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323037/a-phosphorylation-wide-sncrna-screen-reveals-protein-functional-effector-sncrnas-pfernas-in-human-lung-somatic-cells
#6
Tyler Gable, Yuyan Wang, David Clark, Priti Kumari, Amol Carl Shetty, Mao Li, Yuping Mei
We recently reported that PIWI-interacting RNAs likes (piR-Ls) could regulate functions of the interacting phosphorylated proteins (p-Proteins). In addition, except for writers and erasers, functional efficacy of p-Proteins on their readers still remains unknown. We, therefore, reasoned there was a type of sncRNAs which could regulate functional efficacy of p-Proteins. Here, we profiled sncRNAs interacting with phosphorylated -Ser, -Thr and -Tyr residues in 3 HBE and 4 lung SCC cell lines, investigated effects and mechanisms of phosphorylated-residue-interacting sncRNAs...
March 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321702/association-between-level-of-urinary-trace-heavy-metals-and-obesity-among-children-aged-6-19%C3%A2-years-nhanes-1999-2011
#7
Wentao Shao, Qian Liu, Xiaowei He, Hui Liu, Aihua Gu, Zhaoyan Jiang
Global prevalence of obesity has been increasing dramatically in all ages. Although traditional causes for obesity development have been studied widely, it is unclear whether environmental exposure of substances such as trace heavy metals affects obesity development among children and adolescents so far. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2011) were retrieved, and 6602 US children were analyzed in this study. Urinary level of nine trace heavy metals, including barium, cadmium, cobalt, cesium, molybdenum, lead, antimony, thallium, and tungsten, was analyzed for their association with the prevalence of obesity among children aged 6-19 years...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290193/molecularly-imprinted-plasmonic-substrates-for-specific-and-ultrasensitive-immunoassay-of-trace-glycoproteins-in-biological-samples
#8
Pir Muhammad, Xueying Tu, Jia Liu, Yijia Wang, Zhen Liu
Assays of glycoproteins hold significant biological importance and clinical values, for which immunoassay has been the workhorse tool. As immunoassays are associated with disadvantages such as poor availability of high-specificity antibodies, limited stability of biological reagents, and tedious procedure, innovative alternatives that can overcome these drawbacks are highly desirable. Plasmonic immunosandwich assay (PISA) has emerged as an appealing alternative to immunoassay for fast and sensitive determination of trace glycoproteins in biosamples...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286721/functional-outcome-after-decompressive-craniectomy-in-patients-with-dominant-or-non-dominant-malignant-middle-cerebral-infarcts
#9
Bilal Kamal Alam, Ahmed S Bukhari, Salman Assad, Pir Muhammad Siddique, Haider Ghazanfar, Muhammad Junaid Niaz, Maryam Kundi, Saima Shah, Maimoona Siddiqui
BACKGROUND:  The use of decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been studied in the setting of different conditions, including traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. The rationale of this study is to determine the functional outcome after DC in patients with malignant MCA infarcts. METHODS:  A longitudinal cohort study was performed based on patients diagnosed with malignant MCA territory infarction admitted to the Neurosurgery Department of a tertiary care hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan between July 2015 and November 2016...
January 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274063/intracoronal-radiolucency-in-an-unerupted-premolar-a-rare-occurrence
#10
Neil De Souza, Anna Vaz, Paul Chalakkal
Pre-eruptive Intracoronal Resorption (PIR) is a lesion that mostly occurs within the dentin in the occlusal part of the crown, next to the dentin-enamel junction. Such lesions are usually detected accidentally, on routine intraoral radiographs. This case report highlights a case of PIR detected in the mandibular second premolar of a 10 year old boy. The radiographic finding, size, position and restoration of the defect have been mentioned.
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269460/monitoring-of-paces-and-gaits-using-binary-pir-sensors-with-rehabilitation-treadmill
#11
Jiang Lu, Ting Zhang, Qingquan Sun, Sanobar Kadiwal, Ishaq Unwala, Fei Hu
Recently, rehabilitation treadmills are designed for helping injured persons such as stroke patients and injury athletes in the process of physical therapy. By monitoring the changes of paces and gaits, one can estimate the progress of rehabilitation. At present, most devices that can estimate paces and gaits are wearable and/or expensive. This paper presents an inexpensive, non-intrusive wireless binary sensor system for pace estimation and lower-extreme gait recognition with low data throughput and high energy efficiency...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227710/monitoring-of-paces-and-gaits-using-binary-pir-sensors-with-rehabilitation-treadmill
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Jiang Lu, Ting Zhang, Qingquan Sun, Sanobar Kadiwal, Ishaq Unwala, Fei Hu, Jiang Lu, Ting Zhang, Qingquan Sun, Sanobar Kadiwal, Ishaq Unwala, Fei Hu, Ting Zhang, Ishaq Unwala, Qingquan Sun, Jiang Lu, Sanobar Kadiwal, Fei Hu
Recently, rehabilitation treadmills are designed for helping injured persons such as stroke patients and injury athletes in the process of physical therapy. By monitoring the changes of paces and gaits, one can estimate the progress of rehabilitation. At present, most devices that can estimate paces and gaits are wearable and/or expensive. This paper presents an inexpensive, non-intrusive wireless binary sensor system for pace estimation and lower-extreme gait recognition with low data throughput and high energy efficiency...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197093/ultrastructural-and-functional-properties-of-a-giant-synapse-driving-the-piriform-cortex-to-mediodorsal-thalamus-projection
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Patric Pelzer, Heinz Horstmann, Thomas Kuner
Neocortico-thalamo-cortical loops represent a common, yet poorly understood, circuit employing giant synapses also referred to as "class I", giant, or driver synapses. Here, we characterize a giant synapse formed by projection neurons of the paleocortical piriform cortex (PIR) onto neurons of the mediodorsal thalamus (MD). Three-dimensional (3D) ultrastructure of labeled PIR-MD terminals, obtained by using serial-section scanning electron microscopy (EM) combined with photooxidation-based detection of labeled terminals, revealed a large terminal engulfing multiple postsynaptic dendritic excrescences...
2017: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193039/molecularly-imprinted-polymer-based-plasmonic-immunosandwich-assay-for-fast-and-ultrasensitive-determination-of-trace-glycoproteins-in-complex-samples
#14
Xueying Tu, Pir Muhammad, Jia Liu, Yanyan Ma, Shuangshou Wang, Danyang Yin, Zhen Liu
Glycoproteins play significant roles in many biological processes. Assays of glycoproteins have significant biological importance and clinical values, for which immunoassay has been the workhorse tool. However, immunoassay suffers from some disadvantages, such as poor availability of high-specificity antibodies and limited stability of biological reagents. Herein, we present an antibody-free and enzyme-free approach, called molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)-based plasmonic immunosandwich assay (PISA), for fast and ultrasensitive detection of trace glycoproteins in complex samples...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193002/organic-cyanide-decorated-sers-active-nanopipettes-for-quantitative-detection-of-hemeproteins-and-fe-3-in-single-cells
#15
Sumaira Hanif, Hailing Liu, Ming Chen, Pir Muhammad, Yue Zhou, Jiao Cao, Saud Asif Ahmed, Jingjuan Xu, Xinghua Xia, Hongyuan Chen, Kang Wang
It is challenging to develop a robust nanoprobe for real-time operational and accurate detection of heavy metals in single cells. Fe-CN coordination chemistry has been well studied to determine the structural characteristics of hemeproteins by different techniques. However, the frequently used cyanide ligands are inorganic molecules that release cyanide anion under particular conditions and cause cyanide poisoning. In the present study, organic cyanide (4-mercaptobenzonitrile, MBN) was utilized for the first time in developing a facile nanoprobe based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for quantitative detection of hemeproteins (oxy-Hb) and trivalent iron (Fe(3+)) ions...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188942/photorefractive-keratectomy-with-mitomycin-c-for-high-myopia-three-year-follow-up-results
#16
Hassan Hashemi, Yahya Salimi, Poopak Pir, Soheila Asgari
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a safe and effective surgical keratorefractive technique which is done with the application of mitomycin-C (MMC) in cases of high myopia to prevent the formation of corneal haze This study was conducted to evaluate 3-year visual acuity and quality outcomes of PRK-MMC in high myopia. This before-after study was conducted on 20 individuals (40 eyes) with myopia more than 6.0 diopter (D). Visual acuity and quality indices were evaluated before and three years after the procedure and their stability was examined between the 1st and 3rd years...
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169338/shrimp-ahpnd-causing-plasmids-encoding-the-pirab-toxins-as-mediated-by-pirab-tn903-are-prevalent-in-various-vibrio-species
#17
Jinzhou Xiao, Liyuan Liu, Yiyun Ke, Xiefei Li, Yunfei Liu, Yingjie Pan, Shuling Yan, Yongjie Wang
Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) is a newly emerging shrimp disease caused by pirAB toxins encoded by a plasmid found in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The pirAB toxins are the homologs of the Photorhabdus insect-related (Pir) toxins. Here, we report the complete sequences of the AHPND-causing plasmid isolated from V. owensii, as well as those of its 11 siblings (pVH family). In addition, we also included 13 related plasmids (pVH-r family) without the pirAB genes isolated from a variety of species within the Vibrio Harveyi clade...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165471/antibody-independent-mechanisms-regulate-the-establishment-of-chronic-plasmodium-infection
#18
Thibaut Brugat, Adam James Reid, Jing-Wen Lin, Deirdre Cunningham, Irene Tumwine, Garikai Kushinga, Sarah McLaughlin, Philip Spence, Ulrike Böhme, Mandy Sanders, Solomon Conteh, Ellen Bushell, Tom Metcalf, Oliver Billker, Patrick E Duffy, Chris Newbold, Matthew Berriman, Jean Langhorne
Malaria is caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium. All human-infecting Plasmodium species can establish long-lasting chronic infections(1-5), creating an infectious reservoir to sustain transmission(1,6). It is widely accepted that the maintenance of chronic infection involves evasion of adaptive immunity by antigenic variation(7). However, genes involved in this process have been identified in only two of five human-infecting species: Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium knowlesi. Furthermore, little is understood about the early events in the establishment of chronic infection in these species...
February 6, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153594/dose-dependent-effect-of-bisphenol-a-on-insulin-signaling-molecules-in-cardiac-muscle-of-adult-male-rat
#19
Preethi Sivashanmugam, Vigneswari Mullainadhan, Balasubramanian Karundevi
Environmental contaminant, Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a xenoestrogen, an essential component used for the production of two classes of polymers such as polycarbonate and epoxy resin which disrupts the normal endocrine function. BPA has intense effects on mice endocrine pancreas, an essential tissue involved in glucose metabolism. It disrupts pancreatic β-cell insulin content, induces hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance in male rats. Cardiac muscle is an insulin responsive organ and insulin has direct effects on glucose transport...
March 25, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152603/large-scale-and-targeted-quantitative-cross-linking-ms-using-isotope-labeled-protein-interaction-reporter-pir-cross-linkers
#20
Xuefei Zhong, Arti T Navare, Juan D Chavez, Jimmy K Eng, Devin K Schweppe, James E Bruce
Quantitative measurement of chemically cross-linked proteins is crucial to reveal dynamic information about protein structures and protein-protein interactions and how these are differentially regulated during stress, aging, drug treatment, and most perturbations. Previously, we demonstrated how quantitative in vivo cross-linking (CL) with stable isotope labeling of amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) enables both heritable and dynamic changes in cells to be visualized. In this work, we demonstrate the technical feasibility of proteome-scale quantitative in vivo CL-MS using isotope-labeled protein interaction reporter (PIR) cross-linkers and E...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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