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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778960/rapid-colorimetric-detection-of-p53-protein-function-using-dna-gold-nanoconjugates-with-applications-for-drug-discovery-and-cancer-diagnostics
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Enock Assah, Walter Goh, Xin Ting Zheng, Ting Xiang Lim, Jun Li, David Lane, Farid Ghadessy, Yen Nee Tan
The tumor suppressor protein p53 plays a central role in preventing cancer through interaction with DNA response elements (REs) to regulate target gene expression in cells. Due to its significance in cancer biology, relentless efforts have been directed toward understanding p53-DNA interactions for the development of cancer therapeutics and diagnostics. In this paper, we report a rapid, label-free and versatile colorimetric assay to detect wildtype p53 DNA-binding function in complex solutions. The assay design is based on a concept that alters interparticle-distances between RE-AuNPs from a crosslinking effect induced through tetramerization of wildtype p53 protein (p53-WT) upon binding to canonical DNA motifs modified on gold nanoparticles (RE-AuNPs)...
May 5, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776953/the-landscape-of-actionable-genomic-alterations-in-cell-free-circulating-tumor-dna-from-21-807-advanced-cancer-patients
#2
Oliver A Zill, Kimberly C Banks, Stephen R Fairclough, Stefanie Mortimer, James V Vowles, Reza Mokhtari, David R Gandara, Philip C Mack, Justin I Odegaard, Rebecca J Nagy, Arthur M Baca, Helmy Eltoukhy, Darya I Chudova, Richard B Lanman, AmirAli Talasaz
PURPOSE: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) sequencing provides a non-invasive method for obtaining actionable genomic information to guide personalized cancer treatment, but the presence of multiple alterations in circulation related to treatment and tumor heterogeneity complicate the interpretation of the observed variants. Experimental Design: We describe the somatic mutation landscape of 70 cancer genes from cfDNA deep-sequencing analysis of 21,807 patients with treated, late-stage cancers across >50 cancer types...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776633/molecular-diagnostics-in-colorectal-carcinoma-advances-and-applications-for-2018
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REVIEW
Amarpreet Bhalla, Muhammad Zulfiqar, Martin H Bluth
The molecular pathogenesis and classification of colorectal carcinoma are based on the traditional adenomaecarcinoma sequence, serrated polyp pathway, and microsatellite instability (MSI). The genetic basis for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer is the detection of mutations in the MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, and EPCAM genes. Genetic testing for Lynch syndrome includes MSI testing, methylator phenotype testing, BRAF mutation testing, and molecular testing for germline mutations in MMR genes. Molecular makers with predictive and prognostic implications include quantitative multigene reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assay and KRAS and BRAF mutation analysis...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776631/molecular-pathology-in-transfusion-medicine-new-concepts-and-applications
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REVIEW
Matthew B Elkins, Robertson D Davenport, Martin H Bluth
Virtually all the red blood cell and platelet antigen systems have been characterized at the molecular level. Highly reliable methods for red blood cell and platelet antigen genotyping are now available. Genotyping is a useful adjunct to traditional serology and can help resolve complex serologic problems. Although red blood cell and platelet phenotypes can be inferred from genotype, knowledge of the molecular basis is essential for accurate assignment. Genotyping of blood donors is an effective method of identifying antigen-negative and/or particularly rare donors...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775621/methylation-of-nbpf1-as-a-novel-marker-for-the-detection-of-plasma-cell-free-dna-of-breast-cancer-patients
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Dandan Li, Pengchang Li, Jie Yi, Yaling Dou, Xiuzhi Guo, Yicong Yin, Danchen Wang, Chaochao Ma, Jie Wu, Ling Qiu
BACKGROUND: Recent studies revealed that tumor-specific gene methylation can be detected in the circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) of cancer patients; therefore, methylated cfDNA is considered a promising biomarker. Human neuroblastoma breakpoint family member 1 (NBPF1) was originally identified in a neuroblastoma (NB) patient. The present study is the first to evaluate the presence of NBPF1 gene methylation in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in plasma of breast cancer patients. METHODS: Differentially methylated cfDNA was screened using bisulfite sequencing with a next-generation sequencer (BS-seq) among 25 breast cancer patients, 25 patients with a benign breast disease and 25 healthy female volunteers...
May 15, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774111/ceragenin-csa-13-as-free-molecules-and-attached-to-magnetic-nanoparticle-surfaces-induce-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-via-disruption-of-cell-oxidative-balance
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Ewelina Piktel, Izabela Prokop, Urszula Wnorowska, Grzegorz Król, Mateusz Cieśluk, Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
Natural antimicrobial peptides and ceragenins, as non-peptide amphipathic mimics, have been proposed as anti-cancer agents. To date, it has been confirmed that cathelicidin LL-37 and ceragenin CSA-13, both in free form and immobilized on the surface of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP@LL-37, MNP@CSA-13) induce apoptosis in colon cancer cells. Nevertheless, the question remains whether ceragenins, as synthetic analogs of LL-37 peptide and mimicking a number of its properties, act as antineoplastic agents in breast cancer cells, where LL-37 peptide stimulates oncogenesis...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774025/co-stimulation-impaired-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-prevent-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-in-mice
#7
Carl Engman, Yesica Garciafigueroa, Brett Eugene Phillips, Massimo Trucco, Nick Giannoukakis
Dendritic cells (DC) are important in the onset and severity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Tolerogenic DC induce T-cells to become therapeutic Foxp3+ regulatory T-cells (Tregs). We therefore asked if experimental IBD could be prevented by administration of bone marrow-derived DC generated under conventional GM-CSF/IL-4 conditions but in the presence of a mixture of antisense DNA oligonucleotides targeting the primary transcripts of CD40, CD80, and CD86. These cell products (which we call AS-ODN BM-DC) have demonstrated tolerogenic activity in preventing type 1 diabetes and preserving beta cell mass in new-onset type 1 diabetes in the NOD mouse strain, in earlier studies...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774019/long-term-effects-of-residual-chlorine-on-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-simulated-drinking-water-fed-with-low-aoc-medium
#8
Guannan Mao, Yuhao Song, Mark Bartlam, Yingying Wang
Residual chlorine is often required to remain present in public drinking water supplies during distribution to ensure water quality. It is essential to understand how bacteria respond to long-term chlorine exposure, especially with the presence of assimilable organic carbon (AOC). This study aimed to investigate the effects of chlorination on Pseudomonas aeruginosa in low AOC medium by both conventional plating and culture-independent methods including flow cytometry (FCM) and quantitative PCR (qPCR). In a simulated chlorinated system using a bioreactor, membrane damage and DNA damage were measured by FCM fluorescence fingerprint...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770585/exploring-the-effect-of-vitamin-e-in-cancer-chemotherapy-a-biochemical-and-biophysical-insight
#9
Mustansir Bhori, Kanchanlata Singh, Thankamani Marar, C MuraliKrishna
Many oncologists contend that patient undergoing chemotherapy must avoid antioxidant supplementation as it may interfere with the activity of the drug. In the present investigation, we have explored the influence of vitamin E, a well known antioxidant on Camptothecin (CPT), a potent anti-cancer drug induced cell apoptosis and death of cervical cancer cells. HeLa cells were treated with different concentrations of CPT in presence and absence of 100μm vitamin E. Treated cells were subjected to cytotoxicity studies, catalase assay, DNA fragmentation assay, clonogenic assay and flow cytometry based apoptosis detection...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770166/free-radical-damage-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-an-obstacle-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-revascularization-therapy
#10
REVIEW
Ming-Shuo Sun, Hang Jin, Xin Sun, Shuo Huang, Fu-Liang Zhang, Zhen-Ni Guo, Yi Yang
Acute ischemic stroke is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and endovascular thrombectomy are the main revascularization therapies for acute ischemic stroke. However, ischemia-reperfusion injury after revascularization therapy can result in worsening outcomes. Among all possible pathological mechanisms of ischemia-reperfusion injury, free radical damage (mainly oxidative/nitrosative stress injury) has been found to play a key role in the process...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769389/extracts-for-analysis-of-dna-replication-in-a-nucleus-free-system
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Justin Sparks, Johannes C Walter
Frog egg extracts represent a powerful approach with which to dissect molecular mechanisms of vertebrate DNA replication and repair. In the classical approach, sperm chromatin is added to a crude egg lysate to form replication-competent nuclei. We subsequently described a procedure that bypasses the requirement for nuclear assembly in DNA replication. In this method, DNA is first added to a high-speed supernatant (HSS) of egg lysate, which mimics the G1 phase of the cell cycle in that it supports replication licensing...
May 16, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768501/secretion-of-autoimmune-antibodies-in-the-human-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue
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Daniela Frasca, Alain Diaz, Maria Romero, Seth Thaller, Bonnie B Blomberg
The adipose tissue (AT) contributes to systemic and B cell intrinsic inflammation, reduced B cell responses and secretion of autoimmune antibodies. In this study we show that adipocytes in the human obese subcutaneous AT (SAT) secrete several pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, which contribute to the establishment and maintenance of local and systemic inflammation, and consequent suboptimal immune responses in obese individuals, as we have previously shown. We also show that pro-inflammatory chemokines recruit immune cells expressing the corresponding receptors to the SAT, where they also contribute to local and systemic inflammation, secreting additional pro-inflammatory mediators...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766818/cell-free-fetal-dna-a-novel-biomarker-for-early-prediction-of-pre-eclampsia-and-other-obstetric-complications
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Naina Kumar, Amit Kant Singh
Hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, especially Pre-eclampsia is one of the major causes of increased maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality all over the world. Early prediction of pre-eclampsia is the need of modern obstetrics, as this can timely prevent the progress of disease as well as related fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. In addition to the screening of fetal aneuploidies, Rhesus-D status, fetal sex, single gene disorders, the cell-free fetal Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) quantification has emerged out as a promising biomarker for prediction of pre-eclampsia...
May 16, 2018: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765514/wnt5a-induced-cell-migration-is-associated-with-the-aggressiveness-of-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
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Yoshie Kobayashi, Takayuki Kadoya, Ai Amioka, Hideaki Hanaki, Shinsuke Sasada, Norio Masumoto, Hideki Yamamoto, Koji Arihiro, Akira Kikuchi, Morihito Okada
Elevated expression of Wnt5a is associated with malignancy, cell invasion, and metastasis. The role of Wnt5a expression in breast cancer remains elusive. We investigated the significance of Wnt5a expression in breast cancer. The relationship between Wnt5a expression and clinicopathologic factors was assessed in invasive breast cancer ( n = 178) resected at Hiroshima University Hospital between January 2011 and February 2014. Wnt5a was expressed in 69 of 178 cases (39%) of invasive breast cancer and correlated strongly with estrogen receptor (ER) expression ( P < 0...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764589/-influence-of-different-therapies-on-egfr-mutants-by-circulating-cell-free-dna-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-prognosis
#15
Fei Su, Ke Zheng, Yiyun Fu, Qian Wu, Yuan Tang, Weiya Wang, Lili Jiang
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutation is closely related to the EGFR-TKI target treatment and prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma patients. The mutation status of EGFR is limited by tissue detection. The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference of EGFR mutants in plasmacirculating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) obtained from patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in three groups: pre-therapy, after traditional chemotherapy and targeted therapy...
May 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762619/isolation-and-genome-sequencing-of-individual-circulating-tumor-cells-using-hydrogel-encapsulation-and-laser-capture-microdissection
#16
Emily S Park, Justin P Yan, Richard A Ang, Jeong Hyun Lee, Xiaoyan Deng, Simon P Duffy, Kevin Beja, Matti Annala, Peter C Black, Kim N Chi, Alexander W Wyatt, Hongshen Ma
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are malignant cells released into the bloodstream with the potential to form metastases in secondary sites. These cells, acquired non-invasively, represent a sample of highly relevant tumor tissue that is an alternative to difficult and low-yield tumor biopsies. In recent years, there has been growing interest in genomic profiling of CTCs to enable longitudinal monitoring of the tumor's adaptive response to therapy. However, due to their extreme rarity, genotyping CTCs has proved challenging...
May 15, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762617/anticancer-potential-against-cervix-cancer-hela-cell-line-of-probiotic-lactobacillus-casei-and-lactobacillus-paracasei-strains-isolated-from-human-breast-milk
#17
Muhammad Shahid Riaz Rajoka, Haobin Zhao, Yao Lu, Ziyang Lian, Na Li, Nazim Hussain, Dongyan Shao, Mingliang Jin, Qi Li, Junling Shi
Lactic acid bacteria have been categorized as probiotics and play a crucial role in human health by stimulating the supply of nutrients, shaping the immune system, and preventing the colonization of pathogenic microbes. This study investigated the mechanisms for the action of three potential probiotic Lactobacillus strains: Lactobacillus casei SR1, Lactobacillus casei SR2, and Lactobacillus paracasei SR4 isolated from human breast milk. These Lactobacillus strains were identified via 16S DNA sequencing and characterized via biochemical assays including acid resistance, bile resistance, antioxidant activity, and antibiotic susceptibility...
May 15, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761368/idh1-mutation-in-human-glioma-induces-chemical-alterations-that-are-amenable-to-optical-raman-spectroscopy
#18
Ortrud Uckermann, Wenmin Yao, Tareq A Juratli, Roberta Galli, Elke Leipnitz, Matthias Meinhardt, Edmund Koch, Gabriele Schackert, Gerald Steiner, Matthias Kirsch
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the isocytrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) gene are early genetic events in glioma pathogenesis and cause profound metabolic changes. Because this genotype is found in virtually every tumor cell, therapies targeting mutant IDH1 protein are being developed. The intraoperative administration of those therapies would require fast technologies for the determination of IDH1 genotype. As of today, there is no such diagnostic test available. Recently, infrared spectroscopy was shown to bridge this gap...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761074/the-clinical-utility-of-cell-free-dna-measurement-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-a-systematic-review
#19
Jonathan M Fussey, Jennifer L Bryant, Nikolaos Batis, Rachael J Spruce, Andrew Hartley, James S Good, Christopher J McCabe, Kristien Boelaert, Neil Sharma, Hisham Mehanna
Background: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) can be detected in the circulation of healthy individuals, but is found in higher concentrations in cancer patients. Furthermore, mutations in tumor cells can be identified in circulating DNA fragments. This has been the subject of significant interest in the field of cancer research, but little has been published in thyroid cancer. Objectives: To assess all available evidence on the use of circulating cfDNA in the diagnosis, management and surveillance of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, and collate it into a systematic review to guide future research...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760479/immunoprofiling-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-using-whole-proteome-microarrays-generated-by-on-chip-in-situ-expression
#20
Katrin Hufnagel, Smiths Lueong, Martina Willhauck-Fleckenstein, Agnes Hotz-Wagenblatt, Beiping Miao, Andrea Bauer, Angelika Michel, Julia Butt, Michael Pawlita, Jörg D Hoheisel, Tim Waterboer
Using Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) as a complex model organism, we describe a method to generate bacterial whole-proteome microarrays using cell-free, on-chip protein expression. Expression constructs were generated by two successive PCRs directly from bacterial genomic DNA. Bacterial proteins expressed on microarrays display antigenic epitopes, thereby providing an efficient method for immunoprofiling of patients and allowing de novo identification of disease-related serum antibodies. Through comparison of antibody reactivity patterns, we newly identified antigens recognized by known Ct-seropositive samples, and antigens reacting only with samples from cervical cancer (CxCa) patients...
May 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
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