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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156834/oncolytic-reovirus-inhibits-angiogenesis-through-induction-of-cxcl10-ip-10-and-abrogation-of-hif-activity-in-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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Jennifer S Carew, Claudia M Espitia, Weiguo Zhao, Monica M Mita, Alain C Mita, Steffan T Nawrocki
The tumor-selective viral replication capacity and pro-apoptotic effects of oncolytic reovirus have been reported to be dependent on the presence of an activated RAS pathway in several solid tumor types. However, the mechanisms of selective anticancer efficacy of the reovirus-based formulation for cancer therapy (Reolysin, pelareorep) have not been rigorously studied in soft tissue sarcomas (STS). Here we report that Reolysin triggered a striking induction of the anti-angiogenic chemokine interferon-γ-inducible protein 10 (IP-10)/CXCL10 (CXC chemokine ligand 10) in both wild type and RAS mutant STS cells...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156802/efficacy-and-safety-of-first-line-pemetrexed-plus-carboplatin-followed-by-single-agent-pemetrexed-maintenance-in-elderly-chinese-patients-with-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Xinmin Zhao, Hui Yu, Jing Zhao, Xianghua Wu, Si Sun, Zhiguo Luo, Huijie Wang, Jie Qiao, Jianhua Chang, Jialei Wang
Chemotherapy with pemetrexed plus carboplatin followed by pemetrexed maintenance therapy is a first-line regimen for patients with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer. This phase II clinical study investigated the efficacy and safety of this regimen in older patients (aged ≥65 years) with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer. All patients received 4 courses of induction therapy with pemetrexed (500 mg/m(2)) combined with carboplatin once every 3 weeks. If patients had stable disease or achieved a complete or partial tumor response after 4 courses of pemetrexed + carboplatin therapy, maintenance treatment with pemetrexed monotherapy was administered until either disease progression or intolerable toxicity occurred...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156199/how-can-one-optimize-induction-therapy-in-aml
#3
REVIEW
Selina M Luger
Induction therapy for acute myeloid leukemia has not changed much since 1973, when the 7 + 3 regimen of cytarabine and daunorubicin was born. Since then, various strategies have been evaluated to improve patient response, including dose intensification, the incorporation of additional agents into the regimen, the development of novel agents, and modified approaches for older patients. Recently, two novel agents, CPX-351 and gemtuzumab ozogamicin, have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This review discusses each of the induction strategies and their impact on patient outcomes...
December 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155440/severe-hypoglycemia-caused-by-lenalidomide
#4
Daniel J Przybylski, Ruemu Birhiray, David J Reeves
Lenalidomide is commonly used for multiple myeloma as either induction or maintenance therapy. The agent is associated with a host of adverse effects, but hypoglycemia has only been reported in one phase I trial in patients with solid tumors. We describe a 74-year-old woman who experienced grade 3 hypoglycemia (blood glucose level 35 mg/dL) likely related to lenalidomide. Her medical history was significant for refractory myeloma and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lenalidomide was started as maintenance therapy following autologous bone marrow transplantation...
November 20, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155359/4-methylthio-3-butenyl-isothiocyanate-mediates-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-activation-by-regulating-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-human-esophageal-epithelial-cells
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Tadashi Hirata, Young-Man Cho, Isamu Suzuki, Takeshi Toyoda, Jun-Ichi Akagi, Yasushi Nakamura, Satoshi Numazawa, Kumiko Ogawa
4-Methylthio-3-butenyl isothiocyanate (MTBITC) extracted from daikon (Raphanus sativus), which shows antimutagenicity, may have applications as an effective chemopreventive agent in several cancers; however, few reports have described the associated mechanisms. We investigated whether MTBITC induced cytoprotective genes, including phase II enzymes, in Het-1A human esophageal epithelial cells. HMOX1, NQO1, and GCLC mRNA levels and nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) protein levels were increased in Het-1A cells exposed to 10 μM MTBITC...
November 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155256/role-of-toll-like-receptors-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Nastaran Kordjazy, Arvin Haj-Mirzaian, Arya Haj-Mirzaian, Mohammad Mojtaba Rohani, Erwin W Gelfand, Nima Rezaei, Amir Hossein Abdolghaffari
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Recently, studies of the interplay between the adaptive and innate immune responses have provided a better understanding of the immunopathogenesis of inflammatory disorders such as IBD, as well as identification of novel targets for more potent interventions. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a class of proteins that play a significant role in the innate immune system and are involved in inflammatory processes. Activation of TLR signal transduction pathways lead to the induction of numerous genes that function in host defense, including those for inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and antigen presenting molecules...
November 16, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155023/therapy-related-myeloid-neoplasm-in-an-18-year-old-boy-with-b-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#7
Xin Qing, Eduard Panosyan, ChangjunYue, Ping Ji, Moran Gotesman, Samuel French, Junchao Cai
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common pediatric malignancy. Acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome during the course of ALL is a rare entity. Some of these cases are therapy-related while the others occur due to lineage switch. The correct diagnosis relies on comparing the immunophenotypes and cytogenetic/molecular alterations of the myeloid neoplasm and the ALL. We present the clinical, pathologic and cytogenetic features of a case of an 18-year-old male with prior treatment for B-lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) who developed therapy-related myeloid neoplasm (t-MN) 4-5years after his initial diagnosis of B-ALL...
November 16, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154779/letrozole-pre-treatment-prior-to-medical-termination-of-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
#8
Christopher M Nash, Lauren Philp, Prakesh Shah, Kellie E Murphy
OBJECTIVE(S): The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the efficacy of pretreatment with letrozole prior to either a first or second trimester medical termination of pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: We searched letrozole, femara, aromatase inhibitors, abortifacient agents, termination of pregnancy, and labour induction in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Database, Google Scholar, and PubMed from inception of each database until September 2015 with no language limitation...
November 14, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154146/multiple-administrations-of-64-cu-atsm-as-a-novel-therapeutic-option-for-glioblastoma-a-translational-study-using-mice-with-xenografts
#9
Yukie Yoshii, Hiroki Matsumoto, Mitsuyoshi Yoshimoto, Ming-Rong Zhang, Yoko Oe, Hiroaki Kurihara, Yoshitaka Narita, Zhao-Hui Jin, Atsushi B Tsuji, Keiichiro Yoshinaga, Yasuhisa Fujibayashi, Tatsuya Higashi
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive malignant brain tumor in humans and is difficult to cure using current treatment options. Hypoxic regions are frequently found in glioblastoma, and increased levels of hypoxia are associated with poor clinical outcomes of glioblastoma patients. Hypoxia plays important roles in the progression and recurrence of glioblastoma because of drug delivery deficiencies and induction of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α in tumor cells, which lead to poor prognosis. We focused on a promising hypoxia-targeted internal radiotherapy agent, (64)Cu-diacetyl-bis (N(4)-methylthiosemicarbazone) ((64)Cu-ATSM), to address the need for additional treatment for glioblastoma...
November 16, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153737/structure-activity-relationships-and-docking-studies-of-synthetic-2-arylindole-derivatives-determined-with-aromatase-and-quinone-reductase-1
#10
Allan M Prior, Xufen Yu, Eun-Jung Park, Tamara P Kondratyuk, Yan Lin, John M Pezzuto, Dianqing Sun
In our ongoing effort of discovering anticancer and chemopreventive agents, a series of 2-arylindole derivatives were synthesized and evaluated toward aromatase and quinone reductase 1 (QR1). Biological evaluation revealed that several compounds (e.g., 2d, IC50 = 1.61 μM; 21, IC50 = 3.05 μM; and 27, IC50 = 3.34 μM) showed aromatase inhibitory activity with half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) values in the low micromolar concentrations. With regard to the QR1 induction activity, 11 exhibited the highest QR1 induction ratio (IR) with a low concentration to double activity (CD) value (IR = 8...
November 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152819/the-application-of-systems-thinking-concepts-methods-and-tools-to-global-health-practices-an-analysis-of-case-studies
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Jessica Wilkinson, Morgan Goff, Evan Rusoja, Carl Hanson, Robert Chad Swanson
OBJECTIVES: This review of systems thinking (ST) case studies seeks to compile and analyse cases from ST literature and provide practitioners with a reference for ST in health practice. Particular attention was given to (1) reviewing the frequency and use of key ST terms, methods, and tools in the context of health, and (2) extracting and analysing longitudinal themes across cases. METHODS: A systematic search of databases was conducted, and a total of 36 case studies were identified...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152645/mir-214-promotes-periodontal-ligament-stem-cell-osteoblastic-differentiation-by-modulating-wnt-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-signaling
#12
Fengdi Cao, Jialin Zhan, Xufeng Chen, Kai Zhang, Renfa Lai, Zhiqiang Feng
The canonical Wnt/β‑catenin signaling is important in the differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells into osteoblasts. Accumulating evidence suggests that the expression of β‑catenin is, in part, regulated by specific microRNAs (miRNAs). The aim of the present study was to investigate the putative roles of miRNAs in osteoblast differentiation. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) arrays were used to identify miRNAs that were differentially expressed between differentiated and non‑differentiated periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), and reverse transcription‑quantitative PCR (RT‑qPCR) was used for validation...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152405/association-of-mir-146-rs2910164-mir-196a-rs11614913-mir-221-rs113054794-and-mir-224-rs188519172-polymorphisms-with-anti-tnf-treatment-response-in-a-greek-population-with-crohn-s-disease
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Ioannis Papaconstantinou, Christina Kapizioni, Evangelia Legaki, Elena Xourgia, George Karamanolis, Antonios Gklavas, Maria Gazouli
AIM: To investigate the correlation between rs2910164, rs11 614913, rs113054794, and rs188519172 polymorphisms and response to anti-TNF treatment in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: One hundred seven patients with CD based on standard clinical, endoscopic, radiological, and pathological criteria were included in the study. They all received infliximab or adalimumab intravenously or subcutaneously at standard induction doses as per international guidelines...
November 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151958/santamarine-inhibits-nf-%C3%B0%C2%BAb-and-stat3-activation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-hepg2-liver-cancer-cells-via-oxidative-stress
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Tahir Mehmood, Amara Maryam, Xiangge Tian, Muhammad Khan, Tonghui Ma
Sesquiterpene lactones have long been used in traditional Chinese medicines to treat inflammatory diseases. Recently, sesquiterpene lactone family compounds have been recognized as potential anticancer agents. Thus, it is necessary to explore new sesquiterpene lactones and their antitumor mechanism for cancer treatments. In the present study, we have explored the potential anti-cancer activity of a novel sesquiterpene lactone compound "santamarine" (STM) in HepG2 cells. It inhibited proliferation and induced apoptosis dose-dependently with IC50 ~ 70 μM...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151336/efficacy-of-bispectral-index-monitoring-for-prevention-of-anestheticawareness-and-complications-during-oocyte-pick-up-procedure
#15
Aykut Urfalıoğlu, Mahmut Arslan, Murat Bakacak, Hafize Öksüz, Ömer Faruk Boran, Gözen Öksüz
Background/aim: This study was planned by considering that the use of bispectral index (BIS) monitoring ensures sufficient depth of anesthesia and avoids anesthetic awareness and patient movement in the oocyte pick-up (OPU) procedure.Materials and methods: Ninety-eight patients undergoing OPU were randomly divided into 2 groups as the control group (n = 48) and BIS group (n = 50). After propofol and remifentanil induction, the control group was given additional propofol according to reaction response, while the BIS group was given propofol at BIS values of 60 and above with the aim that BIS values be 40?60...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151264/renal-protection-strategies-after-heart-transplantation
#16
REVIEW
Daniel Reichart, Hermann Reichenspurner, Markus Johannes Barten
Renal dysfunction caused by calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity occurs often and contributes significantly to late mortality after heart transplantation (HTx). Over the last decades, this has prompted many clinical studies in an effort to develop kidney-protecting immunosuppressive strategies including delayed CNI start, minimization, withdrawal or even de-novo CNI avoidance. In the past, these strategies often failed due to the lack of efficacy. Since 2009, novel CNI-reducing strategies are under investigation...
November 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149896/liposomal-vaccine-formulations-as-prophylactic-agents-design-considerations-for-modern-vaccines
#17
REVIEW
Luis O De Serrano, David J Burkhart
Vaccinology is one of the most important cornerstones in modern medicine, providing better quality of life. The human immune system is composed of innate and adaptive immune processes that interplay when infection occurs. Innate immunity relies on pathogen-associated molecular patterns which are recognized by pathogen recognition receptors localized in antigen presenting cells. After antigen processing and presentation, CD4(+) T cell polarization occurs, further leading to B cell and CD8(+) activation and humoral and cell-mediated adaptive immune responses...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149093/evolutionarily-distant-streptophyta-respond-differently-to-genotoxic-stress
#18
Radka Vágnerová, Alena Lukešová, Martin Lukeš, Petra Rožnovská, Marcela Holá, Jana Fulnečková, Jiří Fajkus, Karel J Angelis
Research in algae usually focuses on the description and characterization of morpho-and phenotype as a result of adaptation to a particular habitat and its conditions. To better understand the evolution of lineages we characterized responses of filamentous streptophyte green algae of the genera Klebsormidium and Zygnema, and of a land plant-the moss Physcomitrellapatens-to genotoxic stress that might be relevant to their environment. We studied the induction and repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) elicited by the radiomimetic drug bleomycin, DNA single strand breaks (SSB) as consequence of base modification by the alkylation agent methyl methanesulfonate (MMS) and of ultra violet (UV)-induced photo-dimers, because the mode of action of these three genotoxic agents is well understood...
November 17, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148731/conjugation-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-to-antigen-loaded-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticles-enhances-efficiency-of-antigen-specific-tolerance
#19
Liam M Casey, Ryan M Pearson, Kevin Hughes, Jeffrey Liu, Justin Rose, Madeleine G North, Leon Wang, Lei Mei, Stephen D Miller, Lonnie D Shea
Current strategies for treating autoimmunity involve the administration of broad-acting immunosuppressive agents that impair healthy immunity. Intravenous (i.v.) administration of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles (NPs) containing disease-relevant antigens (Ag-NPs) have demonstrated antigen(Ag)-specific immune tolerance in models of autoimmunity. However, subcutaneous (s.c.) delivery of Ag-NPs has not been effective. This investigation tested the hypothesis that co-delivery of the immunomodulatory cytokine, transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β), on Ag-NPs would modulate the immune response to Ag-NPs and improve the efficiency of tolerance induction...
November 17, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147952/gemigliptin-a-novel-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-inhibitor-exerts-a-synergistic-cytotoxicity-with-the-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-pxd101-in-thyroid-carcinoma-cells
#20
S H Kim, J G Kang, C S Kim, S-H Ihm, M G Choi, H J Yoo, S J Lee
PURPOSE: The influence of the dipeptidyl peptidase-IV inhibitor gemigliptin alone or in combination with the histone deacetylase inhibitor PXD101 on survival of thyroid carcinoma cells was investigated. METHODS: SW1736, TPC-1, 8505C and BCPAP human thyroid carcinoma cells were used. To assess cell survival, cell viability, the percentage of viable cells and dead cells, cytotoxic activity, ATP levels and FACS analysis were measured. To validate the impact of gemigliptin combined with PXD101, the interactions were estimated by obtaining combination index in cells treated with two agents...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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