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Jeong-Eun Rah, Gwe-Ya Kim, Do Hoon Oh, Tae Hyun Kim, Jong Won Kim, Dae Yong Kim, Sung Yong Park, Dongho Shin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the dosimetric benefits of a proton arc technique for treating tumors of the para-aortic lymph nodes (PALN). METHOD: In nine patients, a proton arc therapy (PAT) technique was compared with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and proton beam therapy (PBT) techniques with respect to the planning target volume (PTV) and organs at risk (OAR). PTV coverage, conformity index (CI), homogeneity index (HI) and OAR doses were compared...
October 21, 2016: Radiation Oncology
M Teresa Donato, Mireia López-Riera, José V Castell, María J Gómez-Lechón, Ramiro Jover
Disruption of the vectorial bile acid transport in the liver is a key feature of cholestatic drugs, although many causal and mechanistic aspects are still unknown. The aim of the present study was to explore if cholestatic drugs can repress or induce the expression of hepatic transporters. To this end, sandwich-cultured rat hepatocytes were treated with cholestatic and non-cholestatic (steatotic, non-hepatotoxic, etc.) drugs and the mRNA expression of 10 uptake and efflux biliary transporters was measured. Results evidenced that all cholestatic drugs cause extensive alterations in the mRNA expression of most biliary transporters...
October 17, 2016: Toxicology Letters
Ying Guo, YouCai Zhang, WeiHua Huang, Felcy Pavithra Selwyn, Curtis D Klaassen
BACKGROUND: Berberine (BBR) is a traditional antimicrobial herbal medicine. Recently, BBR has gained popularity as a supplement to lower blood lipids, cholesterol and glucose. Bile acids (BAs) are known to regulate blood levels of triglycerides, cholesterol, glucose and energy homeostasis, and gut flora play an important role in BA metabolism. However, whether BBR alters BAs metabolism or dose-response effect of BBR on gut flora is unknown. METHODS: In this study, the effects of various doses of BBR on the concentrations of BAs in liver and serum of male C57BL/6 mice were determined by UPLC-MS/MS, and the expression of BA-related genes, as well as the amount of 32 of the most abundant gut bacterial species in the terminal ileum and large intestine of male C57BL/6 mice were quantified by RT-PCR and Quantigene 2...
October 18, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Katia Pasciuti, Shrinivas Kuthpady, Anne Anderson, Bronagh Best, Saleem Waqar, Subhra Chowdhury
To examine tumor׳s and organ׳s response when different radiotherapy plan techniques are used. Ten patients with confirmed bladder tumors were first treated using 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and subsequently the original plans were re-optimized using the intensity-modulated radiation treatment (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)-techniques. Targets coverage in terms of conformity and homogeneity index, TCP, and organs׳ dose limits, including integral dose analysis were evaluated...
October 14, 2016: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
Suresh Rana, ChihYao Cheng, Li Zhao, SungYong Park, Gary Larson, Carlos Vargas, Megan Dunn, Yuanshui Zheng
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dosimetric and radiobiological impact of intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) and RapidArc planning for high-risk prostate cancer with seminal vesicles. METHODS: Ten high-risk prostate cancer cases were included in this retrospective study. For each case, IMPT plans were generated using multiple field optimisation (MFO) technique (two fields) with XiO treatment planning system (TPS), whereas RapidArc plans were generated using double-arc technique (two full arcs) with Eclipse TPS...
May 11, 2016: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Marta Johnson, Dipal R Patel, Christopher J Matheny, May Y K Ho, Liangfu Chen, Harma Ellens
Rosuvastatin is a widely prescribed anti-hyperlipidemic which undergoes limited metabolism, but is an in vitro substrate of multiple transporters (OATP1B1, OATP1B3, OATP1A2, OATP2B1, NTCP, BCRP, MRP2, MRP4, OAT3). It is therefore frequently used as probe substrate in clinical drug-drug interaction (DDI) studies to investigate transporter inhibition. While each of these transporters is believed to play a role in rosuvastatin disposition, multiple pharmacogenetic studies confirm that OATP1B1 and BCRP play an important role in vivo...
October 13, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
Abdulhamid Chaikh, Jacques Balosso
BACKGROUND: The risk of toxicity with radiation oncology for lung cancer limits the maximal radiation dose that can be delivered to thoracic tumors. This study aims at investigating the correlation between normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) and physical lung density by analyzing the computed tomography (CT) scan imaging used for radiotherapy dose planning. METHODS: Data from CT of lung cancer patients (n=10), treated with three dimensional radiotherapy, were selected for this study...
August 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Luisa Pozzo, Andrea Vornoli, Ilaria Coppola, Clara Maria Della Croce, Lucia Giorgetti, Pier Giovanni Gervasi, Vincenzo Longo
AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate lipid, cholesterol and glucose metabolism in a novel rat model of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). MAIN METHODS: Rats (Wistar) were fed high fat/cholesterol diet (HFD) and a single low dose (35mg/kg) of streptozotocin (STZ). Collagen and glycogen content, oxidative stress and glucokinase activity were measured using biochemical assays. Other metabolic pathway were assessed by qRT-PCR. KEY FINDINGS: HFD/STZ treated rats, compared to control ones, showed an increase in expression of biomarkers of inflammation (TNFα, IL6), fibrosis (TGFβ), mitochondrial stress (UCP2) and oxidative stress (GSH and carbonylated proteins) but not of ER stress (CHOP, XBP1)...
September 28, 2016: Life Sciences
Stuart E Samuels, Avraham Eisbruch, Karen Vineberg, Jae Lee, Choonik Lee, Martha M Matuszak, Randall K Ten Haken, Kristy K Brock
PURPOSE: Strategies to reduce the toxicities of head and neck radiation (ie, dysphagia [difficulty swallowing] and xerostomia [dry mouth]) are currently underway. However, the predicted benefit of dose and planning target volume (PTV) reduction strategies is unknown. The purpose of the present study was to compare the normal tissue complication probabilities (NTCP) for swallowing and salivary structures in standard plans (70 Gy [P70]), dose-reduced plans (60 Gy [P60]), and plans eliminating the PTV margin...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Kimberly Lapham, Jonathan Novak, Lisa D Marroquin, Rachel Swiss, Shuzhen Qin, Christopher J Strock, Renato Scialis, Michael D Aleo, Thomas Schroeter, Heather Eng, A David Rodrigues, Amit S Kalgutkar
Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia accompanied by cholestasis is a frequent side effect during chronic treatment with the antimicrobial agent fusidic acid. Previous studies from our laboratory, addressing mechanisms of musculoskeletal toxicity arising from coadministration of fusidic acid with statins, demonstrated the ability of fusidic acid to potently inhibit human organic anion transporting polypeptides OATP1B1 (IC50 = 1.6 μM) and OATP1B3 (IC50 = 2.5 μM), which are responsible for the uptake-limited clearance of statins as well as bilirubin glucuronide conjugates...
October 4, 2016: Chemical Research in Toxicology
V A B van den Bogaard, B D P Ta, A van der Schaaf, A B Bouma, A M H Middag, E J Bantema-Joppe, L V van Dijk, F B J van Dijk-Peters, L A W Marteijn, G H de Bock, J G M Burgerhof, J A Gietema, J A Langendijk, J H Maduro, A P G Crijns
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Q Jian-Jun, Y Z Sun, G Zhou, Y Tian, X Lu
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Y Kim, Y Liu, R T Flynn, X Wu
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
B W Fischer-Valuck, T R Mazur, H A Gay, L A Olsen, M B Altman, J M Michalski
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
W Huang, Z Li, M Fan, B Li
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Muhammad Isa Khan, Runqing Jiang, Alexander Kiciak, Jalil Ur Rehman, Muhammad Afzal, James C L Chow
This study reviewed prostate volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plans after prostate IMRT technique was replaced by VMAT in an institution. Characterizations of dosimetry and radiobiological variation in prostate were determined based on treatment plans of 40 prostate IMRT patients (planning target volume = 77.8-335 cm(3)) and 50 VMAT patients (planning target volume = 120-351 cm(3)) treated before and after 2013, respectively. Both IMRT and VMAT plans used the same dose-volume criteria in the inverse planning optimization...
July 2016: Journal of Medical Physics
Pierre Blanchard, Andrew J Wong, G Brandon Gunn, Adam S Garden, Abdallah S R Mohamed, David I Rosenthal, Joseph Crutison, Richard Wu, Xiaodong Zhang, X Ronald Zhu, Radhe Mohan, Mayankkumar V Amin, C David Fuller, Steven J Frank
OBJECTIVE: To externally validate head and neck cancer (HNC) photon-derived normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) models in patients treated with proton beam therapy (PBT). METHODS: This prospective cohort consisted of HNC patients treated with PBT at a single institution. NTCP models were selected based on the availability of data for validation and evaluated by using the leave-one-out cross-validated area under the curve (AUC) for the receiver operating characteristics curve...
September 15, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Fan Zhang, Hongyan Qin, Yanshu Zhao, Yuhui Wei, Lili Xi, Zhi Rao, Jianping Zhang, Yanrong Ma, Yingting Duan, Xinan Wu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Long-term medical consequences of cholecystectomy are believed to be uncommon. It has been reported that bile acids (BAs) changed after cholecystectomy. As important signaling molecules, the alternations of BAs might favour the regulatory effect on enzymes and transporters involved in BAs physiological homeostasis at the transcriptional level, which could lead to pharmacokinetic changes of drugs. Here, we determined the effect of cholecystectomy on BAs, relevant enzymes and transporters and pharmacokinetic parameters of rifampicin, and explored the potential mechanisms at the transcriptional regulatory level via nuclear receptors...
September 13, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Slim Fourati, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infects approximately 240 million individuals worldwide. Recent advances in the virology, immunopathogenesis, and diagnosis of HBV infection are summarized in this review article. The identification of a hepatocyte-specific cellular receptor for HBV, the sodium taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide (NTCP), made it possible to develop reliable cell culture systems and better understand the early steps of the viral lifecycle. Viral and host factors involved in covalently closed circular DNA synthesis, stability, and transcriptional regulation have also been identified and provide potential targets for new drugs...
2016: F1000Research
S Schönecker, C Heinz, M Söhn, W Haimerl, S Corradini, M Pazos, C Belka, H Scheithauer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The radiation dose received by the heart during adjuvant left-sided breast irradiation plays a crucial role in development of late toxicity. Although the absolute risk of cardiotoxicity can be reduced with modern irradiation techniques, cardiotoxic chemotherapy increases the risk of late damage. Thus, the radiation dose to the heart should be minimized. This study evaluated the influence of different amplitudes of inspiration breath hold (IBH) during simulated left-sided breast irradiation on cardiac doses compared to free breathing (FB)...
September 8, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
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