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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915562/detecting-the-genetic-link-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-obesity-using-bioinformatics-analysis-of-gwas-data
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Qi-Shuai Zhuang, Hao Zheng, Xiao-Dan Gu, Liang Shen, Hong-Fang Ji
Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the major form of dementia in the elderly. In recent years, accumulating evidence indicate that obesity may act as a risk factor for AD, while the genetic link between the two conditions remains unclear. This bioinformatics analysis aimed to detect the genetic link between AD and obesity on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), gene, and pathway levels based on genome-wide association studies data. A total of 31 SNPs were found to be shared by AD and obesity, which were linked to 7 genes...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886476/phase-i-study-of-axitinib-and-everolimus-in-metastatic-solid-tumours-and-extension-to-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-results-of-evax-study
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Alain Ravaud, Carlos Gomez-Roca, Marie-Quitterie Picat, Laurence Digue, Christine Chevreau, Anne Gimbert, Emmanuelle Chauzit, Rémi Sitta, François Cornelis, Julien Asselineau, Richard Aziza, Amaury Daste, Cathy Quemener, Jessica Baud, Andréas Bikfalvi, Delphine Pedenon-Périchout, Adelaïde Doussau, Mathieu Molimard, Jean-Pierre Delord
PURPOSE: Anti-angiogenic and mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors have shown efficacy in solid tumours. Reported combination of both drugs was deemed to be too toxic. Due to a potential favourable safety profile of axitinib (AX), a phase I study combining everolimus (EV) and AX for solid tumours was explored. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Patients (pts) with advanced cancers were enrolled in an escalation phase I study to investigate the safety of the combination. Pharmacokinetic profile and functional vascular imaging were performed...
September 5, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870611/safety-and-activity-of-microrna-loaded-minicells-in-patients-with-recurrent-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-first-in-man-phase-1-open-label-dose-escalation-study
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Nico van Zandwijk, Nick Pavlakis, Steven C Kao, Anthony Linton, Michael J Boyer, Stephen Clarke, Yennie Huynh, Agata Chrzanowska, Michael J Fulham, Dale L Bailey, Wendy A Cooper, Leonard Kritharides, Lloyd Ridley, Scott T Pattison, Jennifer MacDiarmid, Himanshu Brahmbhatt, Glen Reid
BACKGROUND: TargomiRs are minicells (EnGeneIC Dream Vectors) loaded with miR-16-based mimic microRNA (miRNA) and targeted to EGFR that are designed to counteract the loss of the miR-15 and miR-16 family miRNAs, which is associated with unsuppressed tumour growth in preclinical models of malignant pleural mesothelioma. We aimed to assess the safety, optimal dosing, and activity of TargomiRs in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. METHODS: In this first-in-man, open-label, dose-escalation phase 1 trial at three major cancer centres in Sydney (NSW, Australia), we recruited adults (aged ≥18 years) with a confirmed diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma, measurable disease, radiological signs of progression after previous chemotherapy, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1, life expectancy of 3 months or more, immunohistochemical evidence of tumour EGFR expression, and adequate bone marrow, liver, and renal function...
September 1, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853973/decoding-telomere-protein-rap1-its-telomeric-and-nontelomeric-functions-and-potential-implications-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#4
Yin Cai, Vidya Kandula, Ramoji Kosuru, Xiaodong Ye, Michael G Irwin, Zhengyuan Xia
Mammalian Rap1, the most conserved telomere-interacting protein, beyond its role within nucleus for the maintenance of telomeric functions, is also well known for its pleiotropic functions in various physiological and pathological conditions associated with metabolism, inflammation and oxidative stress. For all these, nowadays Rap1 is the subject of critical investigations aimed to unveil its molecular signaling pathways and to scrutinize the applicability of its modulation as a promising therapeutic strategy with clinical relevance...
August 30, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836047/adaptive-regulation-of-riboflavin-transport-in-heart-effect-of-dietary-riboflavin-deficiency-in-cardiovascular-pathogenesis
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Tamilarasan Udhayabanu, Sellamuthu Karthi, Ayyavu Mahesh, Perumal Varalakshmi, Andreea Manole, Henry Houlden, Balasubramaniem Ashokkumar
Deficiency or defective transport of riboflavin (RF) is known to cause neurological disorders, cataract, cardiovascular anomalies, and various cancers by altering the biochemical pathways. Mechanisms and regulation of RF uptake process is well characterized in the cells of intestine, liver, kidney, and brain origin, while very little is known in the heart. Hence, we aimed to understand the expression and regulation of RF transporters (rRFVT-1 and rRFVT-2) in cardiomyocytes during RF deficiency and also investigated the role of RF in ischemic cardiomyopathy and mitochondrial dysfunction in vivo...
August 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807220/health-characteristics-of-heart-transplant-recipients-surviving-into-their-80s
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Deborah R Tabachnick, Megan E Bowen, Josef Stehlik, Abdallah G Kfoury, William T Caine, Craig H Selzman, Stephen H McKellar
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation (HTx) is the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure and has been successful for >30 y. The clinical course of recipients at the extreme of age is unknown. We reviewed our experience to determine the overall health and prevalence of Tx-related medical problems for recipients in their ninth decade. METHODS: We reviewed the UCTP experience from 1985 to present to identify patients who survived into their 80s and matched (1:1) with other recipients for gender and age at HTx, but did not survive to ≥80 y...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780919/anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-patients-with-paediatric-bone-sarcoma-and-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#7
Ilaria Bini, Sebastian D Asaftei, Chiara Riggi, Elisa Tirtei, Rosaria Manicone, Eleonora Biasin, Maria Eleonora Basso, Gabriella Agnoletti, Franca Fagioli
OBJECTIVES: Anthracycline cardiotoxicity is an important side-effect in long-term childhood cancer survivors. We evaluated the incidence of and factors associated with anthracycline cardiotoxicity in a population of patients diagnosed with bone or soft tissue sarcoma. Materials and methods We retrospectively enrolled patients diagnosed with bone or soft tissue sarcoma, from 1995 to 2011, treated with anthracycline chemotherapy at our Centre and with a follow-up echocardiography carried out ⩾3 years from cardiotoxic therapy completion...
August 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745314/a-muscle-specific-protein-myoferlin-modulates-il-6-stat3-signaling-by-chaperoning-activated-stat3-to-nucleus
#8
A Yadav, B Kumar, J C Lang, T N Teknos, P Kumar
Myoferlin, a member of ferlin family of proteins, was first discovered as a candidate gene for muscular dystrophy and cardiomyopathy. Recently, myoferlin was shown to be also expressed in endothelial and cancer cells where it was shown to modulate vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFR)-2 and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling by enhancing their stability and recycling. Based on these reports, we hypothesized that myoferlin might be regulating IL-6 signaling by modulating IL-6R stabilization and recycling...
July 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723664/detecting-the-genetic-link-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-obesity-using-bioinformatics-analysis-of-gwas-data
#9
Qi-Shuai Zhuang, Hao Zheng, Xiao-Dan Gu, Liang Shen, Hong-Fang Ji
Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the major form of dementia in the elderly. In recent years, accumulating evidence indicate that obesity may act as a risk factor for AD, while the genetic link between the two conditions remains unclear. This bioinformatics analysis aimed to detect the genetic link between AD and obesity on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), gene, and pathway levels based on genome-wide association studies data. A total of 31 SNPs were found to be shared by AD and obesity, which were linked to 7 genes...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713868/21st-century-cardio-oncology-identifying-cardiac-safety-signals-in-the-era-of-personalized-medicine
#10
Calvin Chen Sheng, Laleh Amiri-Kordestani, Todd Palmby, Thomas Force, Charles C Hong, Joseph C Wu, Kevin Croce, Geoffrey Kim, Javid Moslehi
Cardiotoxicity is a well-established complication of oncology therapies. Cardiomyopathy resulting from anthracyclines is a classic example. In the past decade, an explosion of novel cancer therapies, often targeted and more specific than traditional therapies, has revolutionized oncology therapy and dramatically changed cancer prognosis. However, some of these therapies have introduced an assortment of cardiovascular (CV) complications. At times, these devastating outcomes have only become apparent after drug approval and have limited the use of potent therapies...
August 2016: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702159/hodgkin-s-lymphoma-in-a-man-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-paraneoplastic-ataxia-a-therapeutical-challenge
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Elisabetta Abruzzese, Malgorzata Monika Trawinska, Achille Gaspardone, Antonino Morocutti, Paolo de Fabritiis
Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. We report the case of a man with Hodgkin's lymphoma and cardiomyopathy, for which the dilemma was whether to use the standard protocol - putting the patient at risk of worsening of heart failure, but giving him a good chance of full recovery - or not. The standard protocol was given and the patient made a full recovery without cardiac complications.
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700019/assessment-of-subclinical-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-a-rat-model-by-speckle-tracking-imaging
#12
Yu Kang, Wei Wang, Hang Zhao, Zhiqing Qiao, Xuedong Shen, Ben He
Backgrounds: Despite their clear therapeutic benefits, anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity is a major concern limiting the ability to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with cancers. The early identification of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity is of vital importance to assess the cardiac risk against the potential cancer treatment. Objective: To investigate whether speckle-tracking analysis can provide a sensitive and accurate measurement when detecting doxorubicin-induced left ventricular injury...
July 10, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685225/phase-ii-trial-of-pazopanib-in-advanced-progressive-malignant-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
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Sina Jasim, Vera J Suman, Camilo Jimenez, Pamela Harris, Kostandinos Sideras, Jill K Burton, Francis Paul Worden, Richard J Auchus, Keith C Bible
INTRODUCTION: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (Pheo/PGL) are rare, vascular, sometimes malignant endocrine tumors. Case reports indicate the activity of vascular endothelium growth factor receptor-targeted kinase inhibitors in these cancers. OBJECTIVES: To assess the antitumor activity and tolerability of pazopanib in progressive malignant Pheo/PGL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This multicenter Phase II trial (MC107C) enrolled individuals  ≥18 years old with disease progression ≤ 6 months prior to registration, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group PS 0-2, and measurable disease (response evaluation criteria in solid tumors 1...
August 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684738/mechanistic-clues-to-the-protective-effect-of-chrysin-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy-plausible-roles-of-p53-mapk-and-akt-pathways
#14
Eman M Mantawy, Ahmed Esmat, Wesam M El-Bakly, Rania A Salah ElDin, Ebtehal El-Demerdash
Doxorubicin (DOX) is the mainstay chemotherapeutic agent against a variety of human neoplasmas. However, its clinical utility is limited by its marked cardiotoxicity. Chrysin, is a natural flavone which possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The current study aimed to investigate the potential protective effect of chrysin against DOX-induced chronic cardiotoxicity and the underlying molecular mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with either DOX (5 mg/kg, once a week) and/or chrysin (50 mg/kg, four times a week) for four weeks...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680277/trastuzumab-induced-cardiotoxicity-testing-a-clinical-risk-score-in-a-real-world-cardio-oncology-population
#15
M Rushton, C Johnson, S Dent
BACKGROUND: Trastuzumab has improved survival for women with her2-positive breast cancer, but its use is associated with an increased risk of cardiotoxicity. With increased survivorship, the long-term effects of cancer treatment are an important consideration for clinicians and patients. We reviewed the current literature on predicting trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity and tested a clinical risk score (crs) in a real-world breast cancer population to assess its utility in predicting permanent cardiotoxicity...
June 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673423/chagas-disease
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REVIEW
José A Pérez-Molina, Israel Molina
Chagas disease is an anthropozoonosis from the American continent that has spread from its original boundaries through migration. It is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, which was identified in the first decade of the 20th century. Once acute infection resolves, patients can develop chronic disease, which in up to 30-40% of cases is characterised by cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, megaviscera, and, more rarely, polyneuropathy and stroke. Even after more than a century, many challenges remain unresolved, since epidemiological control and diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic methods must be improved...
June 30, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673245/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-complicated-with-apical-thrombus-formation-on-first-day-of-the-illness-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Laura C Lindsay, S Vinothan, Sampath Withanawasam, Vajira Senarathne, Milinda Withana
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by transient systolic dysfunction of the apical and mid segments of the left ventricle in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Intraventricular thrombus formation is a rare complication of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and current data almost exclusively consists of isolated case reports and a few case series. Here we describe a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy with formation of an apical thrombus within 24 h of symptom onset, which has been reported in the literature only once previously, to the best of our knowledge...
July 3, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662206/early-transcriptional-alteration-of-histone-deacetylases-in-a-murine-model-of-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy
#18
Izabela Piotrowska, Mark Isalan, Michal Mielcarek
Doxorubicin is a potent chemotherapeutic agent that is widely-used to treat a variety of cancers but causes acute and chronic cardiac injury, severely limiting its use. Clinically, the acute side effects of doxorubicin are mostly manageable, whereas the delayed consequences can lead to life-threatening heart failure, even decades after cancer treatment. The cardiotoxicity of doxorubicin is subject to a critical cumulative dose and so dosage limitation is considered to be the best way to reduce these effects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660548/chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-pemetrexed
#19
Takuya Oyakawa, Kei Iida, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Takashi Sugino
Chemotherapy-related cardiac toxicity is a rare but serious adverse event in patients with cancer. Thus far, no case of serious cardiac toxicity of pemetrexed has been reported. We describe the case of a patient with advanced lung cancer and cardiomyopathy due to pemetrexed. A 59-year-old woman visited our hospital, and we found abnormal findings on a chest radiograph. She was diagnosed as having stage IV lung adenocarcinoma. Chemotherapy with cisplatin and pemetrexed every 3 weeks was initiated. After four cycles of chemotherapy, maintenance chemotherapy with pemetrexed was administered every 3 weeks...
June 28, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624189/mir30c-is-involved-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-through-regulation-of-cardiac-autophagy-via-becn1
#20
Chen Chen, Shenglan Yang, Huaping Li, Zhongwei Yin, Jiahui Fan, Yanru Zhao, Wei Gong, Mengwen Yan, Dao Wen Wang
Multiple factors have been shown to promote the progression of diabetic cardiomyopathy. A link has previously been found between Mir30 and autophagy in cancer cells and in the heart, but the role of Mir30 in diabetic heart has not been studied. Using in vitro and in vivo approaches, we found that the depletion of Mir30c and induction of BECN1 enhanced autophagy in diabetic (db/db) hearts and in cardiomyocytes treated with the fatty acid palmitate. We verified that Mir30c repressed BECN1 expression by direct binding to the BECN1 3' UTRs...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
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