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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927012/nodal-tumor-response-according-to-the-count-of-peripheral-blood-lymphocyte-subpopulations-during-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Jaesung Heo, Young-Taek Oh, O Kyu Noh, Mison Chun, Jun-Eun Park, Sung-Ran Cho
Purpose: The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the relationship between the circulating lymphocyte subpopulation counts during preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and tumor response in locally advanced rectal cancer. Materials and Methods: From August 2015 to June 2016, 10 patients treated with preoperative CRT followed by surgery were enrolled. Patients received conventional fractionated radiotherapy (50.4 Gy) with fluorouracil-based chemotherapy...
December 12, 2016: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927011/clinical-outcomes-in-patients-treated-with-radiotherapy-after-surgery-for-cervical-cancer
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Kyungmi Yang, Won Park, Seung Jae Huh, Duk-Soo Bae, Byoung-Gie Kim, Jeong-Won Lee
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze clinical outcomes from cervical cancer and stratify patients into risk groups for prognostic factors for early-stage disease. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients with stage IB or IIA cervical cancer treated with adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) or concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) following primary surgery at Samsung Medical Center from 2001 to 2011. Adjuvant RT was added for patients with intermediate-risk factors, and adjuvant CCRT was performed on high-risk patients after surgery...
December 12, 2016: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927009/efficacy-and-safety-of-guardcel-nasal-packing-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-study
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Byungjin Kang, Jeong-Rok Kim, Jae-Min Shin, Il-Ho Park, Heung-Man Lee
Objectives: Nasal packing after endoscopic sinus surgery is frequently used to control postoperative bleeding, enhance the wound healing process, and prevent lateralization of the middle turbinate, which causes insufficient ventilation. Many biodegradable materials have been developed to reduce pain and mucosal damage during packing removal. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of Guardcel (Genewel Co.) middle meatal packing with a traditional nonabsorbable middle meatal packing, Merocel (Medtronic Xomed), on wound healing and patient satisfaction...
November 17, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927008/microrna-296-5p-promotes-invasiveness-through-downregulation-of-nerve-growth-factor-receptor-and-caspase-8
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Hong Lee, Chang Hoon Shin, Hye Ree Kim, Kyung Hee Choi, Hyeon Ho Kim
Glioblastomas (GBM) are very difficult to treat and their aggressiveness is one of the main reasons for this as well as for the frequent recurrences. MicroRNAs posttranscriptionally regulate their target genes through interaction between their seed sequence and 3'UTR of the target mRNAs. We previously reported that miR-296-3p is regulated by neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and enhances the invasiveness of GBM cells via SOCS2/STAT3. In this study, we investigated whether miR-296-5p, which originates from the same precursor miRNA as miR-296-3p, can increase the invasiveness of GBM cells...
December 8, 2016: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927007/ginsenoside-re-inhibits-osteoclast-differentiation-in-mouse-bone-marrow-derived-macrophages-and-zebrafish-scale-model
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Chan-Mi Park, Hye-Min Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Ho-Jin Han, Haneul Noh, Jae-Hyuk Jang, Soo-Hyun Park, Han-Jung Chae, Soo-Wan Chae, Eun Kyoung Ryu, Sangku Lee, Kangdong Liu, Haidan Liu, Jong-Seog Ahn, Young Ock Kim, Bo-Yeon Kim, Nak-Kyun Soung
Ginsenosides, which are the active materials of ginseng, have biological functions that include anti-osteoporotic effects. Aqueous ginseng extract inhibits osteoclast differentiation induced by receptor activator of NF-kappaB ligand (RANKL). Aqueous ginseng extract produces chromatography peaks characteristic of ginsenosides. Among these peaks, ginsenoside Re is a major component. However, the preventive effects of ginsenoside Re against osteoclast differentiation are not known. We studied the effect of ginsenoside Re on osteoclast differentiation, RANKL induced tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) activity, and formation of multinucleated osteoclasts in vitro...
December 6, 2016: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926996/small-molecule-modulator-of-sigma-2-receptor-is-neuroprotective-and-reduces-cognitive-deficits-and-neuro-inflammation-in-experimental-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Bitna Yi, James J Sahn, Pooneh Memar Ardestani, Andrew K Evans, Luisa Scott, Jessica Z Chan, Sangeetha Iyer, Ashley Crisp, Gabriella Zuniga, Jonathan Pierce-Shimomura, Stephen F Martin, Mehrdad Shamloo
Accumulating evidence suggests that modulating the sigma 2 receptor (Sig2R) can provide beneficial effects for neurodegenerative diseases. Herein, we report the identification of a novel class of Sig2R binding ligands and their cellular and in vivo activity in experimental models of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We report that SAS-0132 and DKR-1051, selective ligands of Sig2R, modulate intracellular Ca(2+) levels in human SK-N-SH neuroblastoma cells. The Sig2R antagonists SAS-0132 and JVW-1009 are neuroprotective in a C...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926995/frozen-but-no-accident-why-the-20-standard-amino-acids-were-selected
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REVIEW
Andrew J Doig
The 20 standard amino acids encoded by the Genetic Code were adopted during the RNA World, around 4 billion years ago. This amino acid set could be regarded as a frozen accident, implying that other possible structures could equally well have been chosen to use in proteins. Amino acids were not primarily selected for their ability to support catalysis, since the RNA World already had highly effective cofactors to perform reactions, such as oxidation, reduction and transfer of small molecules. Rather, they were selected to enable the formation of soluble structures with close-packed cores, allowing the presence of ordered binding pockets...
December 7, 2016: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926994/microvessels-of-the-heart-formation-regeneration-and-dysfunction
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Ioakim Spyridopoulos, Helen M Arthur
This issue of Microcirculation focusses on the special topic of "microvessels of the heart" and contains five state-of-the-art reviews and one expert article that reflect current efforts to address the major gaps in our understanding of these key microvessels. In the adult heart, most attention until recently (especially among the clinical cardiology community) has been given to the main coronary arteries, which are the culprit vessels in patients with coronary artery disease, including its most serious manifestation, acute myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 7, 2016: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926992/inherited-diseases-caused-by-mutations-in-cathepsin-protease-genes
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REVIEW
Stephanie Ketterer, Alejandro Gomez-Auli, Larissa E Hillebrand, Agnese Petrera, Anett Ketscher, Thomas Reinheckel
Lysosomal cathepsins are proteolytic enzymes increasingly recognized as prognostic markers and potential therapeutic targets in a variety of diseases. In those conditions the cathepsins are mostly overexpressed, thereby driving the respective pathogenic processes. Although less known, there are also diseases with a genetic deficiency of cathepsins. In fact, nowadays six out of the fifteen human proteases called "cathepsins" have been linked to inherited syndromes. However, only three of these syndromes are typical lysosomal storage diseases, while the others are apparently caused by defective cleavage of specific protein substrates...
December 7, 2016: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926989/targeting-gm-csf-in-epithelial-and-vascular-remodeling-in-experimental-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Eóin N McNamee, Kathryn A Biette, Juliet Hammer, Rachel Harris, Heather Miyazawa, James J Lee, Glenn T Furuta, Joanne C Masterson
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic antigen-mediated clinicopathologic disease of the esophagus characterized by an eosinophil-predominant inflammatory infiltrate. A clinical hallmark is extensive tissue remodeling including basal zone hyperplasia, fibrosis and angiogenesis. However, the cellular mechanisms responsible for these processes are not fully defined. We hypothesized that targeting GM-CSF (an agonist cytokine linked with eosinophil survival and activation) would be protective in a pre-clinical model of EoE...
December 7, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926986/long-term-safety-of-icatibant-treatment-of-patients-with-angioedema-in-real-world-clinical-practice
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Andrea Zanichelli, Marcus Maurer, Werner Aberer, Teresa Caballero, Hilary Longhurst, Laurence Bouillet, Vincent Fabien, Irmgard Andresen
The Icatibant Outcome Survey (IOS) is an observational study monitoring safety and effectiveness of icatibant in the real-world setting. We analyzed safety data from 3025 icatibant-treated attacks in 557 patients (enrolled between July 2009 and February 2015). Icatibant was generally well tolerated. Excluding off-label use and pregnancy, 438 patients (78.6%) did not report adverse events (AEs). The remaining 119 (21.4%) patients reported 341 AEs, primarily gastrointestinal disorders (19.6%). Of these, 43 AEs in 17 patients (3...
December 7, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926985/tropical-rainforests-that-persisted-inferences-from-the-quaternary-demographic-history-of-eight-tree-species-in-the-guiana-shield
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Stéphanie Barthe, Giorgio Binelli, Bruno Hérault, Caroline Scotti-Saintagne, Daniel Sabatier, Ivan Scotti
How Quaternary climatic and geological disturbances influenced the composition of Neotropical forests is hotly debated. Rain fall and temperature changes during and/or immediately after the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) are thought to have strongly affected the geographical distribution and local abundance of tree species. The paucity of the fossil records in Neotropical forests prevents a direct reconstruction of such processes. To describe community-level historical trends in forest composition, we turned therefore to inferential methods based on the reconstruction of past demographic changes...
December 7, 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926984/involvement-of-chemokine-cxcl11-in-the-development-of-morphine-tolerance-in-rats-with-cancer-induced-bone-pain
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Genhua Guo, Yawen Peng, Bingrui Xiong, Daiqiang Liu, Huilian Bu, Xuebi Tian, Hui Yang, Zhen Wu, Fei Cao, Feng Gao
Morphine is viewed as one of the classical treatments for intractable pain, but its role is limited by side effects, including analgesic tolerance. A few chemokines have been reported to be engaged in the mechanisms of morphine tolerance. However, the exact roles of CXCL11 in chronic morphine tolerance remain unknown. In this study, Walker 256 mammary gland carcinoma cells were inoculated into the tibia of rats to provoke cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP). Then morphine was intrathecally administered twice daily for 7 consecutive days to induce drug tolerance...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926982/trpv4-channels-mediate-na-k-cl-co-transporter-induced-brain-edema-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kwok-Tung Lu, Tai-Chun Huang, Ya-Hsin Tsai, Yi-Ling Yang
Na(+) -K(+) -2Cl(-) co-transporter (NKCC1) plays an important role in traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced brain edema via the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) cascade. The transient receptor potential vanilloid type 4 (TRPV4) channel participates in neurogenic inflammation, pain transmission and edema. In this study, we investigated the relationship between NKCC1 and TRPV4 and the related signaling pathways in TBI-induced brain edema and neuronal damage. TBI was induced by the calibrated weight-drop device...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926980/role-and-regulation-of-p27-in-neuronal-apoptosis
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Surbhi Jaiswal, Pushkar Sharma
It is necessary for the cell cycle machinery of neurons to be suppressed to promote differentiation and maintenance of their terminally differentiated state. Reactivation of the cell cycle in response to neurotoxic insults leads to neuronal cell death and some cell cycle related proteins contribute to the process. p27 kip1 (p27), an inhibitor of Cyclin Dependent Kinases (CDKs), prevents unwarranted CDK activation. In the present study, we have elucidated a novel mechanism via which p27 promotes apoptosis of neurons stimulated by neurotoxic amyloid peptide Aβ42 (Amyloid β1-42 peptide)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926978/potential-blood-biomarkers-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Pavel Kolkhir, Fiona Andre, Martin K Church, Marcus Maurer, Martin Metz
BACKGROUND: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a mast cell-driven disease that is defined as the recurrence of wheals, angioedema, or both for >6 weeks due to known or unknown causes. As of yet, disease diagnosis is purely clinical. Objective tools are needed to monitor the activity of CSU and the efficacy of treatment. Recently, several reports have suggested that blood parameters may be considered as potential disease-related biomarkers. OBJECTIVE: To review available literature on blood biomarkers for CSU diagnosis, activity monitoring, duration, patient subgroups allocation or response to treatment...
December 7, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926976/are-cytokines-useful-biomarkers-to-determine-disease-severity-in-neonates-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Thomas Schaible, Janine Reineke, Ludwig Gortner, Dominik Monz, Regine Schaffelder, Erol Tutdibi
Background This study investigates plasma cytokine levels in neonates with the more common left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and correlates them with severity of disease indicated by position of the liver. An intrathoracic part of liver is associated with higher need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and higher risk for chronic lung disease (CLD). Methods A total of 28 newborns with CDH were subdivided by their liver position in partially intrathoracic (n = 16) and only abdominal (n = 12) position...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926975/large-for-gestational-age-infants-and-adverse-outcomes-among-uncomplicated-pregnancies-at-term
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Hector Mendez-Figueroa, Van Thi Thanh Truong, Claudia Pedroza, Suneet P Chauhan
Background While traumatic delivery with large for gestational age (LGA; birth weight above 90%) is acknowledged, there is paucity of data regarding other morbidity and mortality associated with LGA. Our hypothesis was that compared with appropriate for gestational age (AGA), LGA have a significantly higher rate of composite neonatal morbidity (CNM). Objective Our objective was to compare the CNM among uncomplicated LGA versus AGA at term (37 weeks or more) among all available Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) databases...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926973/neurologic-injury-in-acidemic-term-infants
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Alison G Cahill, Amit M Mathur, Christopher D Smyser, Robert C Mckinstry, Kimberly A Roehl, Julia D López, Terrie E Inder, George A Macones
Objective To determine whether arterial umbilical cord gas (aUCG) pH, in anatomically normal-term infants, could select infants at risk for brain injury identified on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Study Design We performed a nested case-control within a prospective cohort of 8,580 women. Cases, with an aUCG pH < 7.10, were temporally, age, and sex matched to controls with an aUCG pH ≥ 7.20. Bi- and multivariable analyses compared the presence and severity of brain injury. Secondary analyses estimated whether elevated arterial base excess or lactate were associated with brain injury...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926952/growth-hormone-treatment-increases-plasma-irisin-concentration-in-patients-with-turner-syndrome
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B Wikiera, K Zawadzka, Ł Łaczmański, N Słoka, M Bolanowski, A Basiak, A Noczyńska, J Daroszewski
Irisin (Ir) deficiency may be a contributing factor in metabolic disease. This study aimed to investigate the effect of supraphysiological doses of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on Ir plasma concentration in relation to metabolic disorders, including obesity and other components of metabolic syndrome. We studied 36 girls with Turner syndrome (mean age 8.2 years) treated with rhGH (0.05 mg/kg/day). Anthropometric data and fasting blood levels [e. g., Ir, insulin, glucose, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), IGF-1, IGFBP-3, cholesterol, insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), and β-cell function (HOMA-β)] were analyzed prior to and following rhGH therapy [mean (SD) follow-up of 1...
December 7, 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
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