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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454346/microrna-134-targets-kras-to-suppress-breast-cancer-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion
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Xiaomei Su, Ling Zhang, Hua Li, Peng Cheng, Yajie Zhu, Zhen Liu, Yu Zhao, Hongyu Xu, Dong Li, Hui Gao, Tao Zhang
The expression patterns and functions of microRNA-134 (miR-134) have been previously studied in numerous types of cancer. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study of miR-134 in human breast cancer. In the present study, the expression patterns, biological functions and underlying molecular mechanisms of miR-134 in human breast cancer were investigated. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction evaluated the expression of miR-134 in human breast cancer tissues, matched normal adjacent tissues, breast cancer cell lines and a normal mammary epithelial cell line...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454325/mir-600-inhibits-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-p53-in-mutant-p53-expressing-human-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines
#2
Peili Zhang, Zhigui Zuo, Aihua Wu, Wenjing Shang, Ruichun Bi, Qike Jin, Jianbo Wu, Lei Jiang
Mutations of the tumor protein p53 gene, a tumor suppressor, are one of the most frequent genetic alterations observed in cancer. It has been reported that mutations in p53 result in the loss of wild-type p53 activity, and the gain of novel oncogenic properties that promote tumor growth and progression. Recent studies have demonstrated that a number of microRNAs (miRs) are involved in the post-transcriptional regulation of p53. The present study demonstrates that miR-600 is a direct negative regulator of p53 through binding a site in the 3' untranslated region of p53 mRNA in human colorectal cancer (CRC) cells...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454320/mir-198-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-breast-cancer-by-targeting-cub-domain-containing-protein-1
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Yingbin Hu, Ziyuan Tang, Bonian Jiang, Juying Chen, Zhongpin Fu
The molecular mechanisms underlying the dysregulation of microRNAs (miRs) have been previously documented in breast cancer. miR-198 has been reported to be deregulated in several human cancers. However, the detailed effects of miR-198 on breast cancer progression remain unclear. Using quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis, we demonstrated in the present study that miR-198 was downregulated in breast cancer tissues and cell lines, and that downregulation of miR-198 was significantly correlated with lymph node metastasis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454284/anti-apoptotic-protein-lifeguard-does-not-act-as-a-tumor-marker-in-breast-cancer
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Viktor Maurer, Kerstin Reimers, Hans J Lück, Peter M Vogt, Vesna Bucan
The aim of the present study was to use an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to determine the concentrations of Lifeguard (LFG) protein in the serum of 36 patients diagnosed with breast cancer and to compare these values with the concentrations of LFG protein in the serum of 7 healthy volunteers in order to detect a possible association between the expression of LFG in the serum and the degree of malignancy of the disease. Although there is no direct association between the LFG protein concentration in the serum and the degree of malignancy of breast cancer, a statistically significant distribution of the concentration in all investigated samples was observed...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454264/luteolin-a-novel-p90-ribosomal-s6-kinase-inhibitor-suppresses-proliferation-and-migration-in-leukemia-cells
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Lan Deng, Ling Jiang, Xianghua Lin, Kuo-Fu Tseng, Zhigang Lu, Xiuju Wang
Ribosomal S6 kinases (RSKs) are directly regulated by extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling and are implicated in cell growth, survival, motility and senescence. The present study observed that RSK1 was overexpressed in primary untreated leukemia patient bone marrow samples compared with the expression at the complete remission stage, using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). In addition, a high RSK1 expression (relative expression ≥10) was associated with a significantly shorter overall survival (P=0...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454131/uni-directional-wavelength-conversion-in-silicon-using-four-wave-mixing-driven-by-cross-polarized-pumps
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Bryn A Bell, Chunle Xiong, David Marpaung, Colin J McKinstrie, Benjamin J Eggleton
We demonstrate optical frequency conversion between telecom wavelengths using four-wave mixing Bragg scattering powered by two pump pulses polarized on orthogonal axes of a silicon waveguide. This allows conversion in a single frequency direction while, with co-polarized pumps, the signal is redshifted or blueshifted with similar efficiency. Our approach exploits the birefringence of the waveguide and its effect on the phase matching of the four-wave mixing process. The blue or red direction can be selected by the input polarization of the signal, and 20 dB extinction ratios are observed with the unintended direction...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453967/therapeutic-vaccination-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
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REVIEW
Anna D Kosinska, Tanja Bauer, Ulrike Protzer
A therapeutic vaccine is meant to activate the patient's immune system to fight and finally control or ideally eliminate an already established infectious pathogen. Whereas the success of prophylactic vaccination is based on rapid antibody-mediated neutralization of an invading pathogen, control and elimination of persistent viruses such as hepatitis, herpes or papilloma viruses requires multi-specific and polyfunctional effector T cell responses. These are ideally directed against continuously expressed viral antigens to keep the pathogen in check...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453890/less-is-more-patient-level-meta-analysis-reveals-paradoxical-dose-response-effects-of-a-computer-based-social-anxiety-intervention-targeting-attentional-bias
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REVIEW
Rebecca B Price, Jennie M Kuckertz, Nader Amir, Yair Bar-Haim, Per Carlbring, Meredith L Wallace
BACKGROUND: The past decade of research has seen considerable interest in computer-based approaches designed to directly target cognitive mechanisms of anxiety, such as attention bias modification (ABM). METHODS: By pooling patient-level datasets from randomized controlled trials of ABM that utilized a dot-probe training procedure, we assessed the impact of training "dose" on relevant outcomes among a pooled sample of 693 socially anxious adults. RESULTS: A paradoxical effect of the number of training trials administered was observed for both posttraining social anxiety symptoms and behavioral attentional bias (AB) toward threat (the target mechanism of ABM)...
April 28, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453877/asymmetric-changes-in-circulating-insulin-levels-after-an-increase-compared-with-a-reduction-in-insulin-pump-basal-rate-in-people-with-type-1-diabetes
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S A McAuley, G M Ward, J C Horsburgh, J L Gooley, A J Jenkins, R J MacIsaac, D N O'Neal
AIMS: To investigate circulating insulin profiles after a clinically relevant insulin pump basal rate increase vs a reduction, and the associated glucose responses. METHODS: A cohort of 12 adults with Type 1 diabetes undertook this two-stage university hospital study using Accu-Chek pumps (Roche Diagnostics, Mannheim, Germany) and insulin aspart. An insulin basal rate change of 0.2 unit/h (increase in first stage, reduction in second stage) was implemented at ~09:30 h, after a single overnight basal rate (without bolus insulin), while fasting participants rested...
April 28, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453873/induced-orientation-of-nitrogen-monoxide-and-azide-ion-vibrations-in-human-hemoglobin-in-bidistilled-water-solution-under-a-static-magnetic-field
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Emanuele Calabrò, Salvatore Magazù
In this study, we report the effects of static magnetic fields (SMFs) at 200 mT on different hemoglobin aqueous solutions, in the absence and in the presence of sucrose and trehalose, studied by FTIR spectroscopic techniques. Significant decrease in intensity of Amide I and Amide II vibration bands was observed after 6 h exposure for hemoglobin in bidistilled water solution. Also, it was observed that the decrease in intensity of the Amide I band was larger than the Amide II after exposure. This result can be explained assuming that an SMF induces increase of hydrogen bonding in hemoglobin in bidistilled water solution...
April 28, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453791/progranulin-functions-as-a-cathepsin-d-chaperone-to-stimulate-axonal-outgrowth-in-vivo
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Sander Beel, Matthieu Moisse, Markus Damme, Louis De Muynck, Wim Robberecht, Ludo Van Den Bosch, Paul Saftig, Philip Van Damme
Loss of function mutations in progranulin (GRN) cause frontotemporal dementia, but how GRN haploinsufficiency causes neuronal dysfunction remains unclear. We previously showed that GRN is neurotrophic in vitro. Here, we used an in vivo axonal outgrowth system and observed a delayed recovery in GRN-/- mice after facial nerve injury. This deficit was rescued by reintroduction of human GRN and relied on its C-terminus and on neuronal GRN production. Transcriptome analysis of the facial motor nucleus post injury identified cathepsin D (CTSD) as the most upregulated gene...
April 26, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453751/the-neurologic-assessment-in-neuro-oncology-nano-scale-a-tool-to-assess-neurologic-function-for-integration-into-the-response-assessment-in-neuro-oncology-rano-criteria
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Lakshmi Nayak, Lisa M DeAngelis, Alba A Brandes, David M Peereboom, Evanthia Galanis, Nancy U Lin, Riccardo Soffietti, David R Macdonald, Marc Chamberlain, James Perry, Kurt Jaeckle, Minesh Mehta, Roger Stupp, Alona Muzikansky, Elena Pentsova, Timothy Cloughesy, Fabio M Iwamoto, Joerg-Christian Tonn, Michael A Vogelbaum, Patrick Y Wen, Martin J van den Bent, David A Reardon
Background.: The Macdonald criteria and the Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) criteria define radiologic parameters to classify therapeutic outcome among patients with malignant glioma and specify that clinical status must be incorporated and prioritized for overall assessment. But neither provides specific parameters to do so. We hypothesized that a standardized metric to measure neurologic function will permit more effective overall response assessment in neuro-oncology. Methods...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453720/-seeking-affluent-neighbourhoods-a-time-trend-analysis-of-geographical-distribution-of-hospitals-in-the-megacity-of-tehran
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Yousef Chavehpour, Arash Rashidian, Hossein Raghfar, Sara Emamgholipour Sefiddashti, Aiub Maroofi
Objective: Access to hospitals in megacities in low and middle income countries might be hampered by travel barriers and distance. We assessed the 'inverse care law' hypothesis: whether hospitals tended to be built in the relatively better-off areas through the time. Methods: A longitudinal time-series study (1966 to 2011) in Tehran to measure inequality in the distribution of hospital beds. We assessed correlations between the district socioeconomic status and availability of hospital beds via regression analyses, estimated correlation, Gini and concentration indices, and used GIS models to map hospital distributions through time...
June 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453626/protocol-to-monitor-trade-agreement-food-related-aspects-the-fiji-case-study
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Amerita Ravuvu, Sharon Friel, Anne Marie Thow, Wendy Snowdon, Jillian Wate
Despite the growing rates of obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases, globally, public health attention has only relatively recently turned to the links between trade agreements and the nutritional risks associated with it. Specific trade agreements appear to have played an influential role in the volume and types of foods entering different countries, yet there is currently no systematic and objective monitoring of trade agreements for their impacts on food environments. Recently, INFORMAS was set up to monitor and benchmark food environments, government policies and private sector actions within countries and globally...
April 26, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453406/crop-fertilisation-impacts-epidemics-and-optimal-latent-period-of-biotrophic-fungal-pathogens
#15
Pierre-Antoine Précigout, David Claessen, Corinne Robert
Crop pathogens are known to rapidly adapt to agricultural practices. Although cultivar resistance breakdown and resistance to pesticides have been broadly studied, little is known about the adaptation of crop pathogens to fertilization regimes and no epidemiological model has addressed that question. However this is a critical issue for developing sustainable low-input agriculture. In this paper, we use a model of life history evolution of biotrophic wheat fungal pathogens aiming to understand how they could adapt to changes in fertilization practices...
April 28, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453291/amide-group-directed-protonolysis-of-cyclopropane-an-approach-to-2-2-disubstituted-pyrrolidines
#16
Marija Skvorcova, Aigars Jirgensons
Regioselective protonolytic C-C bond cleavage of acylated aminomethyl cyclopropanes can be achieved using trifluoroacetic acid. The intermediate tertiary carbenium ion undergoes an intramolecular amination to give 2,2-substituted pyrrolidines. The strength of the acid and the amine substituent are important factors to achieve high regioselectivity, suggesting intramolecular proton transfer from the protonated amide function. Preliminary mechanistic studies revealed that cyclopropane cleavage proceeds with retention of configuration at the carbon to which the proton is attached...
April 28, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453278/hydrophobization-of-silica-nanoparticles-in-water-nanostructure-and-response-to-drying-stress
#17
Solenn Moro, Caroline Parneix, Bernard Cabane, Nicolas Sanson, Jean-Baptiste d'Espinose de Lacaillerie
In this paper, we investigated the impact of surface hydrophobization on the structure of aqueous silica suspension and how this structure resists drying stress. To achieve this, hydrophilic silica particles were hydrophobized directly in water using different organosilane precursors, with a precise control of the grafting density. The resulting nanostructure was precisely analyzed by a combination of small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and cryo-microscopy (cryo-TEM). Then, the suspension was progressively concentrated by drying to follow by SAXS the evolution of the nanostructures as a function of the grafting density...
April 28, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453268/ir-catalyzed-ortho-borylation-of-phenols-directed-by-substrate-ligand-electrostatic-interactions-a-combined-experimental-in-silico-strategy-for-optimizing-weak-interactions
#18
Buddhadeb Chattopadhyay, Jonathan E Dannatt, Ivonne L Andújar-de Sanctis, Kristin A Gore, Robert E Maleczka, Daniel A Singleton, Milton R Smith
A strategy for affecting ortho versus meta/para selectivity in Ir-catalyzed C-H borylations (CHBs) of phenols is described. From selectivity observations with ArylOBpin (pin = pinacolate), it is hypothesized that an electrostatic interaction between the partial negatively charged OBpin group and the partial positively charged bipyridine ligand of the catalyst favors ortho selectivity. Experimental and computational studies designed to test this hypothesis support it. From further computational work a second generation, in silico-designed catalyst emerged, where replacing Bpin with Beg (eg = ethylene glycolate) was predicted to significantly improve ortho selectivity...
April 28, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449558/in-silicomodel-driven-assessment-of-the-effects-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-deficiency-on-glutamate-and-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-implications-for-understanding-schizophrenia-pathophysiology
#19
Rimjhim Agrawal, Sunil Vasu Kalmady, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Objective: Deficient brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the important mechanisms underlying the neuroplasticity abnormalities in schizophrenia. Aberration in BDNF signaling pathways directly or circuitously influences neurotransmitters like glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). For the first time, this study attempts to construct and simulate the BDNF-neurotransmitter network in order to assess the effects of BDNF deficiency on glutamate and GABA. Methods: Using CellDesigner, we modeled BDNF interactions with calcium influx via N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)- Calmodulin activation; synthesis of GABA via cell cycle regulators protein kinase B, glycogen synthase kinase and β-catenin; transportation of glutamate and GABA...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449491/characteristics-and-provision-of-care-of-patients-with-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-descriptive-findings-from-the-dacapo-cohort-baseline-and-comparison-with-international-findings
#20
Frank Dodoo-Schittko, Susanne Brandstetter, Magdalena Brandl, Sebastian Blecha, Michael Quintel, Steffen Weber-Carstens, Stefan Kluge, Patrick Meybohm, Caroline Rolfes, Björn Ellger, Friedhelm Bach, Tobias Welte, Thomas Muders, Kathrin Thomann-Hackner, Thomas Bein, Christian Apfelbacher
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the characteristics and real world life circumstances of ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) patient populations. This knowledge is essential for transferring evidence-based therapy into routine healthcare. The aim of this study was to report socio-demographic and clinical characteristics in an unselected population of ARDS patients and to compare these results to findings from other large ARDS cohorts. METHODS: A German based cross-sectional observational study was carried out...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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