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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097795/impaired-n-linked-glycosylation-of-uptake-and-efflux-transporters-in-human-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#1
John D Clarke, Petr Novak, April D Lake, Rhiannon N Hardwick, Nathan J Cherrington
BACKGROUND & AIMS: N-linked glycosylation of proteins is critical for proper protein folding and trafficking to the plasma membrane. Drug transporters are one class of proteins that have reduced function when glycosylation is impaired. N-linked glycosylation of plasma proteins has also been investigated as a biomarker for several liver diseases, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The purpose of this study was to assess the transcriptomic expression of genes involved in protein processing and glycosylation, and to determine the glycosylation status of key drug transporters during human NAFLD progression...
January 18, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081591/new-perspectives-of-biomarkers-for-the-management-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
#2
REVIEW
Chih-Lin Lin, Jia-Horng Kao
With recent advances in molecular and genomic investigations, the impact of hepatitis B viral and host factors on the progression of chronic HBV infection has been explored. For viral factors, hepatitis B viral load is a strong predictor for liver disease progression. Hepatitis B viral kinetics appear to be important for successful anti-viral therapy. Serum HBsAg level serves as a complementary marker to viral load for the prediction of HBV-related adverse outcomes in patients with low viral load. In those with low viral load, high serum HBsAg level is associated with higher risks of cirrhosis and HCC...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077388/the-na-taurocholate-cotransporting-polypeptide-ntcp-slc10a1-ortholog-in-the-marine-skate-leucoraja-erinacea-is-not-a-physiological-bile-salt-transporter
#3
Dongke Yu, Han Zhang, Daniel A Lionarons, James L Boyer, Shi-Ying Cai
The Na(+)-dependent taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide (NTCP/SLC10A1) is a hepatocyte specific solute carrier, which plays an important role in maintaining bile salt homeostasis in mammals. The absence of an hepatic Na(+)-dependent bile salt transport system in marine skate and rainbow trout raises a question regarding the function of the Slc10a1 gene in these species. Here we have characterized the Slc10a1 gene in the marine skate, Leucoraja erinacea. The transcript of skate Slc10a1 (skSlc10a1) encodes 319 amino acids and shares 46% identity to human NTCP (hNTCP) with similar topology to mammalian NTCP...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069053/influence-of-daily-imaging-on-plan-quality-and-normal-tissue-toxicity-for-prostate-cancer-radiotherapy
#4
Katharina Bell, Marina Heitfeld, Norbert Licht, Christian RĂ¼be, Yvonne Dzierma
BACKGROUND: Modern radiotherapy offers various possibilities for image guided verification of patient positioning. Different clinically relevant IGRT (image guided radiotherapy) scenarios were considered with regard to their influence on dosimetric plan quality and normal tissue complication probability (NTCP). METHODS: This study is based on treatment plans of 50 prostate patients. We evaluate the clinically performed IGRT and simulate the influence of different daily IGRT scenarios on plan quality...
January 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057404/normal-tissue-complication-probability-ntcp-modelling-of-severe-acute-mucositis-using-a-novel-oral-mucosal-surface-organ-at-risk
#5
J A Dean, L C Welsh, K H Wong, A Aleksic, E Dunne, M R Islam, A Patel, P Patel, I Petkar, I Phillips, J Sham, U Schick, K L Newbold, S A Bhide, K J Harrington, C M Nutting, S L Gulliford
AIMS: A normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) model of severe acute mucositis would be highly useful to guide clinical decision making and inform radiotherapy planning. We aimed to improve upon our previous model by using a novel oral mucosal surface organ at risk (OAR) in place of an oral cavity OAR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Predictive models of severe acute mucositis were generated using radiotherapy dose to the oral cavity OAR or mucosal surface OAR and clinical data...
January 2, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051334/glutamine-attenuates-obstructive-cholestasis-in-rats-via-farnesoid-x-receptor-mediated-regulation-of-bsep-and-mrp2
#6
Bingli Liu, Yiming Li, Hong Ji, Hongwei Lu, Hua Li, Yakun Shi
To investigate the protective effect of glutamine (Gln) against obstructive cholestasis in association with farnesoid X receptor (FXR) activation, an obstructive cholestasis model was established in male Sprague-Dawley rats by bile duct ligation (BDL). Serum biomarkers and hematoxylin plus eosin staining were used to identify the degree of hepatic injury in the rats with obstructive cholestasis after Gln treatment. Immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR, Western blot, cultured primary rat hepatocytes with FXR knockdown, and dual-luciferase reporter assay were performed to elucidate the mechanisms underlying Gln hepatoprotection...
October 5, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048710/su-f-t-97-outlier-identification-in-radiation-therapy-knowledge-modeling
#7
Y Sheng, Y Ge, L Yuan, T Li, F Yin, Q Wu
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of outliers on knowledge modeling in radiation therapy, and develop a systematic workflow for identifying and analyzing geometric and dosimetric outliers using pelvic cases. METHODS: Four groups (G1-G4) of pelvic plans were included: G1 (37 prostate cases), G2 (37 prostate plus lymph node cases), and G3 (37 prostate bed cases) are all clinical IMRT cases. G4 are 10 plans outside G1 re-planned with dynamic-arc to simulate dosimetric outliers...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048671/su-f-t-104-determining-the-ntcp-parameters-of-pharyngeal-constrictors-and-proximal-esophagus-for-radiation-induced-swallowing-problems-recorded-six-months-after-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-tumors
#8
P Mavroidis, A Price, M Kostich, R Amdur, W Mendenhall, N Sheets, R Green, S Das, L Marks, B Chera
PURPOSE: To estimate the radiobiological parameters of four NTCP models that describe the dose-response relations of pharyngeal constrictors and proximal esophagus regarding the severity of patient reported swallowing problems 6 months post chemo-radiotherapy. To identify the section/structure that best correlates with the manifestation of the clinical endpoints. Finally, to compare the goodness-of-fit of those models. METHODS: Forty-three patients were treated on a prospective multi-institutional phase II study for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048562/su-f-t-378-evaluation-of-dose-volume-variability-and-parameters-between-prostate-imrt-and-vmat-plans
#9
J Chow, R Jiang, A Kiciak
PURPOSE: This study compared the rectal dose-volume consistency, equivalent uniform dose (EUD) and normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) in prostate intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). METHODS: For forty prostate IMRT and fifty VMAT patients treated using the same dose prescription (78 Gy/39 fraction) and dose-volume criteria in inverse planning optimization, the rectal EUD and NTCP were calculated for each patient...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048479/we-ab-207b-01-dose-tolerance-for-sbrt-sabr
#10
J Grimm
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) / stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) is gaining popularity, but quantitative dose tolerance has still been lacking. To improve this, the April 2016 issue of Seminars in Radiation Oncology will have normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) models for 10 critical structures: optic pathway, cochlea, oral mucosa, esophagus, chestwall, aorta, bronchi, duodenum, small bowel, and spinal cord. METHODS: The project included more than 1500 treatments in 1-5 fractions using CyberKnife, Gamma Knife, or LINAC, with 60 authors from 15 institutions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048474/we-ab-202-01-evaluating-the-toxicity-reduction-with-ct-ventilation-functional-avoidance-radiation-therapy
#11
Y Vinogradskiy, Y Miyasaka, N Kadoya, R Castillo, E Castillo, T Guerrero, T Yamamoto
PURPOSE: CT-ventilation is an exciting new imaging modality that uses 4DCTs to calculate lung ventilation. Studies have proposed to use 4DCT-ventilation imaging for functional avoidance radiotherapy which implies designing treatment plans to spare functional portions of the lung. Although retrospective studies have been performed to evaluate the dosimetric gains to functional lung; no work has been done to translate the dosimetric gains to an improvement in pulmonary toxicity. The purpose of our work was to evaluate the potential reduction in toxicity for 4DCT-ventilation based functional avoidance...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048236/su-f-r-01-preclinical-radioimmunogenomics-study-to-design-personalized-radiotherapy
#12
H Abdollahi
PURPOSE: Radiogenomics is an active area of research to find clinical correlation between genomics and radiotherapy outcomes. In this era, many different biological issues should be taken into account. In this study we aimed to introduce "Radioimmunogenomics" as a new approach to study immunogetics issue regard to radiotherapy induced clinical manifestations. METHODS: We studied different immunological pathways and signaling molecules which underling radiation response of normal and malignant tissues...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047821/su-f-t-523-radiobiological-comparison-of-helical-tomotherapy-and-vmat-in-the-treatment-of-head-and-neck-tumors
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R Woods, P Mavroidis, M Lehman-Davis, M Kostich, T Cook, B Chera, S Das, J Lian
PURPOSE: This study aims at comparing the efficacy of Helical Tomotherapy (TOMO) and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) in producing highly conformal dose distributions in challenging head & neck cancer patients. Furthermore, to interpret the dosimetric findings into expected tissue response rates in order to estimate their clinical impact. METHODS: Seven patients were studied and for each patient two treatment plans (one TOMO and one VMAT) were created. Structures used for optimization were: high risk PTV, standard risk PTV, brainstem, spinal cord, parotid gland, larynx, mandible and surrounding tissue...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047740/su-g-brc-08-evaluation-of-dose-mass-histogram-as-a-more-representative-dose-description-method-than-dose-volume-histogram-in-lung-cancer-patients
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J Liu, A Eldib, M Lin, J Li, G Mora, C Ma
PURPOSE: Dose-volume-histogram (DVH) is widely used for plan evaluation in radiation treatment. The concept of dose-mass-histogram (DMH) is expected to provide a more representative description as it accounts for heterogeneity in tissue density. This study is intended to assess the difference between DVH and DMH for evaluating treatment planning quality. METHODS: 12 lung cancer treatment plans were exported from the treatment planning system. DVHs for the planning target volume (PTV), the normal lung and other structures of interest were calculated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047619/su-g-brc-04-collimator-angle-optimization-in-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
#15
A Andersen, C Johnson, G Bartlett, I Das
PURPOSE: Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) has revolutionized radiation treatment by decreasing treatment time and monitor units, thus reducing scattered and whole body radiation dose. As the collimator angle changes the apparent leaf gap becomes larger which can impact plan quality, organ at risk (OAR) sparing as well as IMRT QA passing rate which is investigated. METHODS: Two sites (prostate and head and neck) that have maximum utilization of VMAT were investigated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047608/su-d-brb-05-quantum-learning-for-knowledge-based-response-adaptive-radiotherapy
#16
I El Naqa, R Ten
PURPOSE: There is tremendous excitement in radiotherapy about applying data-driven methods to develop personalized clinical decisions for real-time response-based adaptation. However, classical statistical learning methods lack in terms of efficiency and ability to predict outcomes under conditions of uncertainty and incomplete information. Therefore, we are investigating physics-inspired machine learning approaches by utilizing quantum principles for developing a robust framework to dynamically adapt treatments to individual patient's characteristics and optimize outcomes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047571/su-f-j-187-the-statistical-ntcp-and-tcp-models-in-the-proton-therapy
#17
S Jang, T Frometa, A Pyakuryal, T Sio, R Piseaux, S Acosta, K Ocana
PURPOSE: The statistical models (SM) are typically used as a subjective description of a population for which there is only limited sample data, and especially in cases where the relationship between variables is known. The normal tissue complications and tumor control are frequently stochastic effects in the Radiotherapy (RT). Based on probabilistic treatments, it recently has been formulated new NTCP and TCP models for the RT. Investigating the particular requirements for their clinical use in the proton therapy (PT) is the goal of this work...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047463/su-f-t-103-analysis-of-hepatitis-b-virus-reactivation-after-conformal-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-the-lyman-ntcp-model
#18
Z Li, W Huang, H Li, B Li
PURPOSE: The aim of this research was to investigate the feasibility of Lyman-Kutcher-Burman (LKB) normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) model in analyzing hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in patients receiving conformal radiotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Between June 2009 and June 2012, 108 HBV-related HCC patients (90 were specifically selected and 18 patients were excluded) treated with conformal RT at three centers were enrolled in this retrospective study...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047446/su-f-t-132-variable-rbe-models-predict-possible-underestimation-of-vaginal-dose-for-anal-cancer-patients-treated-using-single-field-proton-treatments
#19
A McNamara, T Underwood, J Wo, H Paganetti
PURPOSE: Anal cancer patients treated using a posterior proton beam may be at risk of vaginal wall injury due to the increased linear energy transfer (LET) and relative biological effectiveness (RBE) at the beam distal edge. We investigate the vaginal dose received. METHODS: Five patients treated for anal cancer with proton pencil beam scanning were considered, all treated to a prescription dose of 54 Gy(RBE) over 28-30 fractions. Dose and LET distributions were calculated using the Monte Carlo simulation toolkit TOPAS...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047407/su-f-t-110-lkb-modeling-of-acute-hematologic-toxicity-in-rectal-cancer
#20
H Deng, K Cheng, X Wan
PURPOSE: To investigate dosimetric parameters correlated with acute hematologic toxicity (HT) in patients with rectal cancer treated with IMRT and concurrent chemotherapy. METHODS: We analyzed 127 rectal cancer patients receiving IMRT and concurrent chemotherapy. Whole pelvic bone marrow (PBM) was contoured for each patient including lumbosacral spine (LSSP), ilium and lower pelvic (LP). The equivalent uniform dose (EUD) of each region and the PBM were calculated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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