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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339824/a-phase-i-trial-of-the-mek-inhibitor-selumetinib-azd6244-in-pediatric-patients-with-recurrent-or-refractory-low-grade-glioma-a-pediatric-brain-tumor-consortium-pbtc-study
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Anuradha Banerjee, Regina I Jakacki, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Shengjie Wu, Theodore Nicolaides, Tina Young Poussaint, Jason Fangusaro, Joanna Phillips, Arie Perry, David Turner, Michael Prados, Roger J Packer, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Sridharan Gururangan, Ian F Pollack, Stewart Goldman, Lawrence A Doyle, Clinton F Stewart, James M Boyett, Larry E Kun, Maryam Fouladi
Background.: Activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway is important for growth of pediatric low-grade gliomas (LGGs). The aim of this study was to determine the recommended phase II dose (RP2D) and the dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) of the MEK inhibitor selumetinib in children with progressive LGG. Methods.: Selumetinib was administered orally starting at 33 mg/m2/dose b.i.d., using the modified continual reassessment method. Pharmacokinetic analysis was performed during the first course...
February 28, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333199/effect-of-butyrate-and-lactobacillus-gg-on-a-butyrate-receptor-and-transporter-during-campylobacter-jejuni-exposure
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Gail A M Cresci, Paul C Mayer, Stuart A Thompson
Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) frequently infects humans causing many gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, fatigue and several long-term debilitating diseases. Current treatment for campylobacteriosis includes rehydration and in some cases, antibiotic therapy. Probiotics are used to treat several gastrointestinal diseases. Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid known to promote intestinal health. Interaction of butyrate with its respective receptor (HCAR2) and transporter (SLC5A8), both expressed in the intestine, is associated with water and electrolyte absorption as well as providing defense against colon cancer and inflammation...
February 23, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327577/metabolic-profiling-of-idh-mutation-and-malignant-progression-in-infiltrating-glioma
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Llewellyn E Jalbert, Adam Elkhaled, Joanna J Phillips, Evan Neill, Aurelia Williams, Jason C Crane, Marram P Olson, Annette M Molinaro, Mitchel S Berger, John Kurhanewicz, Sabrina M Ronen, Susan M Chang, Sarah J Nelson
Infiltrating low grade gliomas (LGGs) are heterogeneous in their behavior and the strategies used for clinical management are highly variable. A key factor in clinical decision-making is that patients with mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 and 2 (IDH1/2) oncogenes are more likely to have a favorable outcome and be sensitive to treatment. Because of their relatively long overall median survival, more aggressive treatments are typically reserved for patients that have undergone malignant progression (MP) to an anaplastic glioma or secondary glioblastoma (GBM)...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319047/isocitrate-dehydrogenase-mutations-suppress-stat1-and-cd8-t-cell-accumulation-in-gliomas
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Gary Kohanbash, Diego A Carrera, Shruti Shrivastav, Brian J Ahn, Naznin Jahan, Tali Mazor, Zinal S Chheda, Kira M Downey, Payal B Watchmaker, Casey Beppler, Rolf Warta, Nduka A Amankulor, Christel Herold-Mende, Joseph F Costello, Hideho Okada
Mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase genes IDH1 and IDH2 are among the first genetic alterations observed during the development of lower-grade glioma (LGG). LGG-associated IDH mutations confer gain-of-function activity by converting α-ketoglutarate to the oncometabolite R-2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG). Clinical samples and gene expression data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) demonstrate reduced expression of cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated genes and IFN-γ-inducible chemokines, including CXCL10, in IDH-mutated (IDH-MUT) tumors compared with IDH-WT tumors...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301284/immunogenicity-and-protective-efficacy-of-recombinant-bacille-calmette-guerin-strains-expressing-mycobacterium-antigens-ag85a-cfp10-esat-6-gm-csf-and-il-12p70
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Fu-Ying Dai, Jun-Fang Wang, Xue-Li Gong, Lang Bao
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of recombinant bacille calmette-guerin (rBCG) strains expressing Ag85A (A), CFP10 (C), ESAT6 (E), IL-12p70 (I), and fusion protein GM-CSF (G). METHOD: rBCGs were established by integrating of A, C, E, I, G, AE, CE, IE, GC, GE and GCE into Mycobacterium bovis BCG-1173 and BCG-SH. The macro-effects of rBCGs on mice were evaluated by phenotype and weight. The immunogenicity of rBCGs was analyzed by lgG, lgG1 and lgG2a antibody titers, and IFN-γ and IL-4 contents through Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
February 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283800/blocking-cox-2-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-cell-proliferation-via-the-akt-survivin-and-akt-id3-pathway-in-low-grade-glioma
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Aya Sato, Yoshifumi Mizobuchi, Kohei Nakajima, Kenji Shono, Toshitaka Fujihara, Teruyoshi Kageji, Keiko Kitazato, Kazuhito Matsuzaki, Hideo Mure, Kazuyuki Kuwayama, Akiko Sumi, Hideyuki Saya, Oltea Sampetrean, Shinji Nagahirao
Approximately half of surgically-treated patients with low-grade-glioma (LGG) suffer recurrence or metastasis. Currently there is no effective drug treatment. While the selective COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib showed anti-neoplastic activity against several malignant tumors, its effects against LGG remain to be elucidated. Ours is the first report that the expression level of COX-2 in brain tissue samples from patients with LGG and in LGG cell lines is higher than in the non-neoplastic region and in normal brain cells...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256070/selective-method-for-identification-and-quantification-of-bifidobacterium-animalis-subspecies-lactis-bb-12-bb-12-from-the-gastrointestinal-tract-of-healthy-volunteers-ingesting-a-combination-probiotic-of-bb-12-and-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-lgg
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D D Poutsiaka, I J Mahoney, L A McDermott, L Lathrop Stern, C M Thorpe, A V Kane, C Baez-Giangreco, J McKinney, L E Davidson, R Leyva, B Goldin, D R Snydman
AIM: To develop a novel validated method for the isolation of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis BB-12 (BB-12) from fecal specimens and apply it to studies of BB-12 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) recovered from the healthy human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. METHODS AND RESULTS: A novel method for isolating and enumerating BB-12 was developed based on its morphologic features of growth on tetracycline-containing agar. The method identified BB-12 correctly from spiked stool close to100% of the time as validated by PCR confirmation of identity, and resulted in 97-104% recovery of BB-12...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244112/in-vitro-fermentation-of-oat-%C3%AE-glucan-and-hydrolysates-by-fecal-microbiota-and-selected-probiotic-strains
#8
Dong Ji-Lin, Yu-Xiao, Dong-Lianger, Shen Rui-Ling
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggested that the prebiotic ability of β-glucan was intimately related to its molecular weight (Mw ). However, the effect of oat β-glucan with different Mw on gut homeostasis was inconsistent. Importantly, the understanding of the fermentation properties of oat β-glucan fractions was still limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prebiotic potential of raw and hydrolyzed oat β-glucan during in vitro fermentation by fecal microbiota and selected probiotic strains...
February 28, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214527/a%C3%A2-mathematical-model-of-low-grade-gliomas-treated-with-temozolomide-and-its-therapeutical-implications
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M U Bogdańska, M Bodnar, J Belmonte-Beitia, M Murek, P Schucht, J Beck, V M Pérez-García
Low grade gliomas (LGGs) are infiltrative and incurable primary brain tumours with typically slow evolution. These tumours usually occur in young and otherwise healthy patients, bringing controversies in treatment planning since aggressive treatment may lead to undesirable side effects. Thus, for management decisions it would be valuable to obtain early estimates of LGG growth potential. Here we propose a simple mathematical model of LGG growth and its response to chemotherapy which allows the growth of LGGs to be described in real patients...
February 16, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109094/-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-conditioned-medium-prevents-e-coli-meningitis-by-inhibiting-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Qing Zeng, Xiao-Long He, Han-Sheng Xiao, Lei DU, Yu-Jing Li, Le-Cheng Chen, Hui-Wen Tian, Sheng-He Huang, Hong Cao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG conditioned medium(LGG-CM)has preventive effect against E. coli K1-induced neuropathogenicity in vitro by inhibiting nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) signaling pathway. METHODS: An in vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB) model was constructed using human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMECs). The effect of LGG-CM on E. coli-actived NF-κB signaling pathway was assayed using Western blotting. Invasion assay and polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) transmigration assay were performed to explore whether LGG-CM could inhibit E...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107866/potential-of-zimbabwean-commercial-probiotic-products-and-strains-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-as-prophylaxis-and-therapy-against-diarrhoea-caused-by-escherichia-coli-in-children
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Walter Chingwaru, Jerneja Vidmar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential of commercial fermented products sold in the country, and strains of Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) as prophylaxis and therapy against diarrhoea in children. METHODS: The antimicrobial potential of cultures of lactobacilli enriched from 4 Zimbabwean commercial food/beverage products: Dairibord Lacto sour milk (DLSM), Probrand sour milk (PSM), Kefalos Vuka cheese (KVC) and Chibuku opaque beer (COB); and four strains of L...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099874/igm-lgg-and-il-6-profiles-in-the-trypanosoma-brucei-brucei-monkey-model-of-human-african-trypanosomiasis
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Maxwell W Waema, Naomi W Maina, Maina Ngotho, Simon M Karanja, Beatrice M Gachie, Dawn N Maranga, John M Kagira
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) patients manifest immunological profiles, whose variations over time can be used to indicate disease progression. However, monitoring of these biomarkers in human patients is beset by several limitations which can be offset by using chronic animal models. A recent improved monkey model of HAT using a Trypanosoma brucei brucei isolate has been developed but the immunological profile has not been elucidated. The objectives of the current study was to determine the IgM, IgG and IL-6 profiles in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in vervet monkeys infected with T...
January 15, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091987/expression-and-prognostic-value-of-micrornas-in-lower-grade-glioma-depends-on-idh1-2-status
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Wen Cheng, Xiufang Ren, Chuanbao Zhang, Sheng Han, Anhua Wu
Histological and genomic characteristics are widely used in glioma management and research. This study investigated their relationship to the expression and prognostic value of microRNAs (miRNAs) in lower-grade glioma (LGG). A total of 447 LGG samples with available clinical and genomic information from The Cancer Genome Atlas database were reviewed. Samples with isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1/2 mutations (n = 366) were randomly divided into training and validation sets to establish and confirm a four-miRNA-based risk classifier...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079729/effect-of-probiotics-on-diarrhea-in-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-randomized-controlled-study-in-uganda
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Benedikte Grenov, Hanifa Namusoke, Betty Lanyero, Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi, Christian Ritz, Christian Mølgaard, Henrik Friis, Kim F Michaelsen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of probiotics on diarrhea during in- and outpatient treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted involving 400 children admitted with SAM. Patients received one daily dose of a blend of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG) (10 billion colony-forming units, 50:50) or placebo during hospitalization followed by an 8-12 week outpatient treatment period, depending on patients' recovery rate...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051240/clinical-effect-of-treating-secondary-asthma-attacks-of-children-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-with-combined-therapy-of-montelukast-and-azithromycin
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L Gong, L Xu, M Diao, F Guo, F-F Bian, J Min, R Liu, C-L Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the clinical effects of treating secondary asthma attacks of children Mycoplasma pneumoniae with combined therapy of montelukast and azithromycin. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 96 children patients diagnosed with secondary asthma attacks of Mycoplasma pneumonia were enrolled in this study. They were randomly divided into two groups: the control group (n=49) and the observation group (n=47). Patients in the control group received combined therapy using azithromycin and bronchodilators or glucocorticoid, and patients in the observation group received a combined therapy of montelukast, azithromycin and bronchodilators or glucocorticoid...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043872/extensively-hydrolyzed-casein-formula-containing-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-reduces-the-occurrence-of-other-allergic-manifestations-in-children-with-cow-s-milk-allergy-3-year-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roberto Berni Canani, Margherita Di Costanzo, Giorgio Bedogni, Antonio Amoroso, Linda Cosenza, Carmen Di Scala, Viviana Granata, Rita Nocerino
BACKGROUND: Children with cow's milk allergy (CMA) have an increased risk of other allergic manifestations (AMs). OBJECTIVE: We performed a parallel-arm randomized controlled trial to test whether administration of an extensively hydrolyzed casein formula (EHCF) containing the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) can reduce the occurrence of other AMs in children with CMA. METHODS: Children with IgE-mediated CMA were randomly allocated to the EHCF or EHCF+LGG groups and followed for 36 months...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042970/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-molecular-subtyping-of-lower-grade-diffuse-gliomas-application-of-the-world-health-organization-s-2016-revised-criteria-for-cns-tumors
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Jamal H Carter, Samantha N McNulty, Patrick J Cimino, Catherine E Cottrell, Jonathan W Heusel, Katinka A Vigh-Conrad, Eric J Duncavage
The 2007 World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System classifies lower-grade gliomas [LGGs (grades II to III diffuse gliomas)] morphologically as astrocytomas or oligodendrogliomas, and tumors with unclear ambiguous morphology as oligoastrocytomas. The World Health Organization's newly released (2016) classification incorporates molecular data. A single, targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) panel was used for detecting single-nucleotide variation and copy number variation in 50 LGG cases originally classified using the 2007 criteria, including 36 oligoastrocytomas, 11 oligodendrogliomas, 2 astrocytomas, and 1 LGG not otherwise specified...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028895/characterization-of-sox9-overexpressing-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-based-engineered-cartilage-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xiao-Li Li, Jun Zhang, Hua-Nan Luo, Xiao-Yan Zhao, A-Ling Zhang, Zheng-Hui Wang
The source of seed cells is a critical factor for tissue engineering. The goal of this study was to evaluate the chondrogenesis of Sox9-overexpressing human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) seeded onto bone matrix gelatin (BMG)/fibrin hybrid scaffolds both in vitro and in vivo. hUCMSCs were stably transfected with Sox9-expressing plasmid and grown on the three-dimensional BMG/fibrin hybrid scaffold for 8 weeks. Scanning electron microscopy and histochemistry were performed. The hUCMSC-loaded scaffolds were implanted into the subcutaneous layer of immunocompetent rats and chondrogenesis and host immune responses were monitored for 8 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018994/integrative-analysis-of-cellular-morphometric-context-reveals-clinically-relevant-signatures-in-lower-grade-glioma
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Ju Han, Yunfu Wang, Weidong Cai, Alexander Borowsky, Bahram Parvin, Hang Chang
Integrative analysis based on quantitative representation of whole slide images (WSIs) in a large histology cohort may provide predictive models of clinical outcome. On one hand, the efficiency and effectiveness of such representation is hindered as a result of large technical variations (e.g., fixation, staining) and biological heterogeneities (e.g., cell type, cell state) that are always present in a large cohort. On the other hand, perceptual interpretation/validation of important multivariate phenotypic signatures are often difficult due to the loss of visual information during feature transformation in hyperspace...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004480/a-metagenomic-study-of-the-preventive-effect-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-on-intestinal-polyp-formation-in-apc-min-mice
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Y Ni, V H Y Wong, W C S Tai, J Li, W Y Wong, M M L Lee, F L Y Fong, H El-Nezami, G Panagiotou
AIMS: To investigate the in vivo effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) on intestinal polyp development and the interaction between this single-organism probiotic and the gut microbiota therein. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Apc(Min/+) mouse model was used to study the potential preventive effect of LGG on intestinal polyposis, while shotgun metagenomic sequencing was employed to characterize both taxonomic and functional changes within the gut microbial community...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
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