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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454484/effect-of-topical-application-of-hard-water-in-weakening-of-hair-in-men
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Waqas Muhammad
BACKGROUND: Hard water is thought to play a key role in weakening of hair (not Hair Loss) and breakage especially when travelling is involved. In our community, commonly men do the travelling and complain more about hair problem which is why only young male individuals were included in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Water samples from different districts of KPK, Pakistan, were collected and their hardness values were estimated to find the water sample of maximum and minimum water hardness in order to know the maximum hardness hair would encounter in KPK, Pakistan...
September 30, 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454483/efficient-carrier-injection-transport-relaxation-and-recombination-associated-with-a-stronger-carrier-localization-and-a-low-polarization-effect-of-nonpolar-m-plane-ingan-gan-light-emitting-diodes
#2
Fann-Wei Yang, Yu-Siang You, Shih-Wei Feng
Based on time-resolved electroluminescence (TREL) measurement, more efficient carrier injection, transport, relaxation, and recombination associated with a stronger carrier localization and a low polarization effect in a nonpolar m-plane InGaN/GaN light emitting diode (m-LED), compared with those in a polar c-LED, are reported. With a higher applied voltage in the c-LED, decreasing response time and rising time improve device performance, but a longer recombination time degrades luminescence efficiency. By using an m-LED with a stronger carrier localization and a low polarization effect, shorter response, rising, and recombination times provide more efficient carrier injection, transport, relaxation, and recombination...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454482/effects-of-environmental-factors-and-metallic-electrodes-on-ac-electrical-conduction-through-dna-molecule
#3
S Abdalla, A Obaid, F M Al-Marzouki
BACKGROUND: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is one of the best candidate materials for various device applications such as in electrodes for rechargeable batteries, biosensors, molecular electronics, medical- and biomedical-applications etc. Hence, it is worthwhile to examine the mechanism of charge transport in the DNA molecule, however, still a question without a clear answer is DNA a molecular conducting material (wire), semiconductor, or insulator? The answer, after the published data, is still ambiguous without any confirmed and clear scientific answer...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454481/aln-surface-passivation-of-gan-based-high-electron-mobility-transistors-by-plasma-enhanced-atomic-layer-deposition
#4
An-Jye Tzou, Kuo-Hsiung Chu, I-Feng Lin, Erik Østreng, Yung-Sheng Fang, Xiao-Peng Wu, Bo-Wei Wu, Chang-Hong Shen, Jia-Ming Shieh, Wen-Kuan Yeh, Chun-Yen Chang, Hao-Chung Kuo
We report a low current collapse GaN-based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) with an excellent thermal stability at 150 °C. The AlN was grown by N2-based plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD) and shown a refractive index of 1.94 at 633 nm of wavelength. Prior to deposit AlN on III-nitrides, the H2/NH3 plasma pre-treatment led to remove the native gallium oxide. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectroscopy confirmed that the native oxide can be effectively decomposed by hydrogen plasma...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454477/in-situ-analysis-of-oxygen-vacancies-and-band-alignment-in-hfo2-tin-structure-for-cmos-applications
#5
Da-Peng Xu, Lin-Jie Yu, Xu-Dong Chen, Lin Chen, Qing-Qing Sun, Hao Zhu, Hong-Liang Lu, Peng Zhou, Shi-Jin Ding, David Wei Zhang
The density of oxygen vacancies characterization in high-k/metal gate is significant for semiconductor device fabrication. In this work, a new approach was demonstrated to detect the density of oxygen vacancies by in situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) measurement. Moreover, the band alignment of the structure with optical band gap measured by spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and valence band offset by UPS were reported. The specific areal density of oxygen vacancies in high-k dielectric of HfO2/TiN was obtained by fitting the experiment data to be 8...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454476/parp-inhibition-sensitizes-endometrial-cancer-cells-to-paclitaxel-induced-apoptosis
#6
Christine Dinkic, Friederike Jahn, Marek Zygmunt, Florian Schuetz, Joachim Rom, Christof Sohn, Herbert Fluhr
PARP inhibitors are used in the treatment of gynecological malignancies and it has been demonstrated in preclinical studies that PARP inhibition sensitizes cancer cells to cytotoxic agents. In the present study, PARP expression was detected in different endometrial cancer cell lines by western blot analysis, and PARP activity was measured using an enzymatic assay. In addition, the endometrial cancer cell lines were treated with paclitaxel or carboplatin in combination with the PARP inhibitor PJ34 prior to a cell viability assay and apoptotic nuclei measurement...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454472/hsp90-inhibitor-sy-016-induces-g2-m-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-paclitaxel-resistant-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
#7
Hyun Gyo Lee, Won Jin Park, So Jin Shin, Sang Hoon Kwon, Soon Do Cha, Young Ho Seo, Ju Hui Jeong, Ji Yoon Lee, Chi Heum Cho
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the in vitro effect of a heat shock protein (Hsp)90 inhibitor, SY-016, on the paclitaxel (PTX)-resistant human ovarian cancer cell line OVCAR-3PTX, and explore its mechanism of apoptosis. In the present study, SY-016 was used in combination with PTX to determine its effect on the cell proliferation and apoptosis of OVCAR-3PTX cells. The drug-resistant tumor cells were established in vitro by stepwise sequential exposure to increasing concentrations of PTX. The cell viability and cell cycle distribution were measured by MTT assay and flow cytometric analysis, respectively...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454469/regulation-of-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-associated-pathways-contributes-to-the-enhancement-of-efficacy-of-cisplatin-by-baicalein-adjuvant-in-human-a549-lung-cancer-cells
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Suparata Kiartivich, Ying Wei, Jiaqi Liu, Rungtip Soiampornkul, Mihui Li, Hongying Zhang, Jingcheng Dong
Scutellaria baicalensis (SB; Chinese name, huangqin) is widely used in Chinese medicine as a traditional adjuvant in the chemotherapy of lung and liver cancer. Baicalein is one of the bioactive flavonoid components isolated from the root of SB. The present study aimed to observe the effect of baicalein, in combination with platin-based systemic chemotherapy (cisplatin), on cytotoxicity and apoptosis of human A549 lung cancer cells. The cell cultures were treated with baicalein, cisplatin, or a combination of the two...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454462/effects-of-irradiation-on-radioresistance-hotair-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-cancer-stem-cell-marker-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#9
Chunli Da, Li Wu, Yuting Liu, Ruozheng Wang, Ruiguang Li
Radiotherapy is a common therapeutic strategy used to treat esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, tumor cells often develop radioresistance, thereby reducing treatment efficacy. Here, we aimed to identify the mechanisms through which ESCC cells develop radioresistance and identify associated biomarkers. Eca109 cells were exposed to repeated radiation at 2 Gy/fraction for a total dose of 60 Gy (Eca109R60/2Gy cells). MTT and colony formation assays were performed to measure cell proliferation and compare the radiation biology parameters of Eca109 and Eca109R60/2Gy cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454459/expression-of-cxcl12-and-its-receptor-cxcr4-in-patients-with-adenomyosis
#10
Juan Li, Geping Yin, Ming Chen, Shujun Yang, Aifang Wu, Jing Liang, Zheng Yuan
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 12 (CXCL12) and its receptor, chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 4 (CXCR4) in the pathogenesis of adenomyosis (AD). Immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis were used to measure the protein and mRNA expression of CXCL12 and CXCR4 in eutopic endometrial and ectopic foci tissue samples. Samples from a total of 36 patients with AD (study group) were compared with endometrial tissue samples from 33 patients who underwent uterine fibroids surgery (control group) during the same period...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454454/chemotherapy-regimen-based-on-sorafenib-combined-with-5-fu-on-hif-1%C3%AE-and-vegf-expression-and-survival-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-patients
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Ronghui Cheng, Hongmei Yong, Yunhong Xia, Qingsong Xie, Guangyi Gao, Xueyi Zhou
The present study investigated the effect of combined sorafenib chemotherapy on hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and survival time of patients with advanced gastric cancer. From January 2010 to December 2011, 92 patients diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer were selected and randomly divided into the treatment group and control group. The treatment group was treated with sorafenib chemotherapy combined with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and the control group received 5-FU...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454425/whole-body-low-dose-computed-tomography-in-multiple-myeloma-staging-superior-diagnostic-performance-in-the-detection-of-bone-lesions-vertebral-compression-fractures-rib-fractures-and-extraskeletal-findings-compared-to-radiography-with-similar-radiation-exposure
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Lukas Lambert, Petr Ourednicek, Zuzana Meckova, Giampaolo Gavelli, Jan Straub, Ivan Spicka
The primary objective of the present prospective study was to compare the diagnostic performance of conventional radiography (CR) and whole-body low-dose computed tomography (WBLDCT) with a comparable radiation dose reconstructed using hybrid iterative reconstruction technique, in terms of the detection of bone lesions, skeletal fractures, vertebral compressions and extraskeletal findings. The secondary objective was to evaluate lesion attenuation in relation to its size. A total of 74 patients underwent same-day skeletal survey by CR and WBLDCT...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454422/the-role-of-mrp1-in-the-multidrug-resistance-of-colorectal-cancer
#13
Dongxing Cao, Shaolan Qin, Yifei Mu, Ming Zhong
The role of multidrug resistance associated protein 1 (MRP1) in the multidrug resistance (MDR) of colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of MRP1 in MDR CRC and its therapeutic potential for the treatment of patients with this disease. The human MDR CRC cell lines HCT-8 and Colo205 were established through stable exposure to 5-florouracil (5-FU) over a 5-month period. MRP1 was knocked-down in MDR CRC cells through the transfection of short hairpin RNA targeting MRP1 (shMRP1)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454413/na7crcuw11o39-16h2o-induces-apoptosis-in-human-ovarian-cancer-skov3-cells-through-the-p38-signaling-pathway
#14
Hai-Ying Liu, Xiu-Li Pan, Jia-Nan Tian, Hui Sun, Qing Huan, Yu-Ling Huang, Jian-Qiao Liu
Ovarian carcinoma is a common malignant disease worldwide with a poor therapeutic response. The present study investigated the effects of Na7CrCuW11O39.16H2O (CrCuW11) on ovarian cancer cell growth and investigated the mechanisms underlying its actions. The effects of CrCuW11 on cell viability and apoptosis were measured by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining and electron microscopy in human ovarian cancer SKOV3 cells. The expression of bcl-2-like protein 4 (Bax), B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2), cytochrome c, phosphorylated (p)-p38 and p38 was determined by western blot analysis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454403/mir-22-promotes-apoptosis-of-osteosarcoma-cells-via-inducing-cell-cycle-arrest
#15
Pengzhou Gai, Hongliang Sun, Guangda Wang, Qiang Xu, Xiaojun Qi, Zuofu Zhang, Lei Jiang
To study the effects of miR-22 on the proliferation and the apoptosis of osteosarcoma MG-63 cell line and to explore the potential molecular mechanism that miR-22 regulates this biological process. Quantitive real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was performed to explore the miRNA level of miR-22. The MG-63 cell line was infected with miR-22 mimics for establishment of miR-22 overexpression. Non-infected cells were in blank group and cells infected with empty vector were served as negative control (NC group)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454397/sphingosine-kinase-1-a-novel-independent-prognosis-biomarker-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Huajie Cai, Xuemeng Xie, Ling Ji, Xiaojiao Ruan, Zhihai Zheng
Sphingosine kinase 1 (Sphk1) is an oncogenic kinase that is responsible for the phosphorylation of sphingosine to sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). Mounting evidence suggests that Sphk1 serves a crucial role in the proliferation and development of a variety of human cancer cells. However, the role of Sphk1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been fully elucidated. Therefore, the expression of Sphk1 was examined in 127 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded HCC tissues using immunohistochemistry, and its clinical implications and prognostic significance were analyzed...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454395/notch1-targeted-regulation-of-mir-224-lrig2-signaling-for-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-cervical-cancer-cells
#17
Lanxiang Cong, Fang Zhang, Huaihai Shang
In the present study, we explored the participation of Notch1 targeted regulation of mir-224/LRIG2 gene signal pathway in proliferation and apoptosis of cervical cancer cells. Forty-nine cases of cervical cancer lesion samples from cervical cancer patients treated in our hospital from February 2013 to February 2015 were chosen as subjects (the observation group), and cervical samples of healthy women (42 cases) during the same period were used as the control group. We determined the mRNA and protein expression of Notch1, mir-224, and LRIG2 genes...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454392/klf7-overexpression-in-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-promotes-migration-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#18
Xiaojun Ding, Xinhao Wang, Yiming Gong, Hong Ruan, Yang Sun, Youcheng Yu
Krüppel-like factor 7 (KLF7) is a member of the KLF family of zinc finger transcription factors, and was the first KLF cloned using complementary DNA and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques with human vascular endothelial cells as a template. In addition, KLF7 is known as the ubiquitous Krüppel-like factor, as it is widely expressed in numerous human tissues at low levels. In the present study, the function of KLF7 in migration and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which are associated with tumor progression, was investigated in human oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454358/prognostic-relevance-of-dna-flow-cytometry-in-breast-cancer-revisited-the-25-year-experience-of-the-portuguese-institute-of-oncology-of-lisbon
#19
António E Pinto, Teresa Pereira, Giovani L Silva, Saudade André
The potential prognostic significance of DNA flow cytometric measurements (DNA ploidy and S-phase fraction) in breast cancer remains in dispute. Inconclusive data, primarily due to the lack of consistent standardization and quality control programs, have limited its translation into clinical practice. The aim of the present review, based on the 25-year experience of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology of Lisbon, is to assess the clinical relevance and application of DNA flow cytometry for the prognosis of breast cancer...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454356/harnessing-antitumor-immunity-employment-of-tumor-recall-antigens-to-optimize-the-inflammatory-response-to-cancer
#20
Kimberly A Silverio, Shyam A Patel
The advent of immunotherapy for cancer has contributed to the era of personalized medicine for cancer. The various immunotherapy-based treatments that have been explored thus far include monoclonal antibody therapy, tumor vaccines, immune checkpoint blockade and adoptive T cell transfer, among others. The groundwork for all these immunotherapeutic modalities rests within the tumor microenvironment, specifically the immune factors that influence the tumor-drug interface. Prior to therapeutic design, the tumor microenvironmental interactions and the current barriers to successful treatment must first be understood...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
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