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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545372/lectin-carbohydrate-interactions-implications-for-the-development-of-new-anticancer-agents
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Evellyne de Oliveira Figueirôa, Cassia Regina Albuquerque da Cunha, Priscilla B S Albuquerque, Raiana Apolinário de Paula, Mary Ângela Aranda-Souza, Matheus Alves da Silva, Adrielle Zagmignan, Maria G Carneiro-da-Cunha, Luís Cláudio Nascimento da Silva, Maria Tereza Dos Santos Correia
Lectins are a large group of proteins found in animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria that recognize specific carbohydrate targets and play an important role in cell recognition and communication, host-pathogen interactions, embryogenesis, and tissue development. Recently, lectins have emerged as important biomedical tools that have been used in the development of immunomodulatory, antipathogenic, and anticancer agents. Several lectins have been shown to have the ability to discriminate between normal cells and tumor cells as a result of their different glycosylation patterns...
May 22, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544770/review-article-screening-genetics-risk-factors-and-treatment-of-neonatal-cataracts
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REVIEW
Jinyu Li, Chun-Hong Xia, Eddie Wang, Ke Yao, Xiaohua Gong
Neonatal cataracts remain the most common cause of visual loss in children worldwide and have diverse, often unknown, etiologies. This review summarizes current knowledge about the detection, treatment, genetics, risk factors, and molecular mechanisms of congenital cataracts. We emphasize significant progress and topics requiring further study in both clinical cataract therapy and basic lens research. Advances in genetic screening and surgical technologies have improved the diagnosis, management, and visual outcomes of affected children...
May 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543095/psychological-mechanisms-and-the-ups-and-downs-of-personal-recovery-in-bipolar-disorder
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Alyson L Dodd, Barbara Mezes, Fiona Lobban, Steven H Jones
BACKGROUND: Personal recovery is recognized as an important outcome for individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) and is distinct from symptomatic and functional recovery. Recovery-focused psychological therapies show promise. As with therapies aiming to delay relapse and improve symptoms, research on the psychological mechanisms underlying recovery is crucial to inform effective recovery-focused therapy. However, empirical work is limited. This study investigated whether negative beliefs about mood swings and self-referent appraisals of mood-related experiences were negatively associated with personal recovery...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539036/a-case-of-tuberculous-peritonitis-presenting-as-small-bowel-obstruction
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Hae Koo Kim, Sung Eun Kim, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park, Won Moon, Jae Hyun Kim, Kyoungwon Jung, Yong Jin Nam
The peritoneum is one of the common extrapulmonary sites of tuberculosis infection. Patients with underlying end-stage renal or liver disease are frequently complicated by tuberculous peritonitis; however, the diagnosis of the tuberculous peritonitis is difficult due to its insidious nature, well as its variability in presentation and limitation of available diagnostic tests. Once diagnosed, the preferred treatment is usually antituberculous therapy in uncomplicated cases. However, surgical treatment may also be required for complicated cases, such as small bowel obstruction or perforation...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538367/identifying-mirna-mrna-regulation-network-of-chronic-pancreatitis-based-on-the-significant-functional-expression
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Dan Wang, Lei Xin, Jin-Huan Lin, Zhuan Liao, Jun-Tao Ji, Ting-Ting Du, Fei Jiang, Zhao-Shen Li, Liang-Hao Hu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the underlying molecular mechanism and potential molecular biomarkers of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and construct a miRNA-mRNA regulation network. METHODS: To explore the involvement of miRNAs in CP, we downloaded the miRNA and mRNA expression profiles of CP patients and healthy controls and identified the differentially expressed miRNAs and genes. Functional analysis was conducted and significant pathways were utilized...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535006/gastric-cancer-metabolic-and-metabolomics-perspectives-review
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Shiyu Xiao, Liya Zhou
Gastric cancer is one of the most malignant tumors worldwide and remains a major health threat in Asia-Pacific regions, while its pathological mechanism is generally unknown. Recent research has advanced the understanding of the relationship between metabolic reprogramming and carcinogenesis. In particular, metabolic regulation and cancer research are being further brought into sharp focus with the emergence of metabolomics. Not only can metabolomics provide global information on metabolic profiles of specific tumors, but it can also act as a promising tool to discover biomarkers regarding diagnosis, metastatic surveillance and chemotherapeutic sensitivity prediction...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533475/first-line-palliative-her2-targeted-therapy-in-her2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-is-less-effective-after-previous-adjuvant-trastuzumab-based-therapy
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Hánah N Rier, Mark-David Levin, Joost van Rosmalen, Monique M E M Bos, Jan C Drooger, Paul de Jong, Johanneke E A Portielje, Elisabeth M P Elsten, Albert-Jan Ten Tije, Stefan Sleijfer, Agnes Jager
BACKGROUND: Survival of patients with human epidermal growth receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) has improved dramatically since trastuzumab has become available, although the disease eventually progresses in most patients. This study investigates the outcome (overall survival [OS] and time to next treatment [TNT]) in MBC patients pretreated with trastuzumab in the adjuvant setting (TP-group) compared with trastuzumab-naïve patients (TN-group) in order to investigate the possibility of trastuzumab resistance...
May 22, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527894/hfe-genotype-affects-exosome-phenotype-in-cancer
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Oliver D Mrowczynski, A B Madhankumar, Becky Slagle-Webb, Sang Y Lee, Brad E Zacharia, James R Connor
Neuroblastoma is the third most common childhood cancer, and timely diagnosis and sensitive therapeutic monitoring remain major challenges. Tumor progression and recurrence is common with little understanding of mechanisms. A major recent focus in cancer biology is the impact of exosomes on metastatic behavior and the tumor microenvironment. Exosomes have been demonstrated to contribute to the oncogenic effect on the surrounding tumor environment and also mediate resistance to therapy. The effect of genotype on exosomal phenotype has not yet been explored...
May 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527249/-sociodemographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-infected-with-leptospira-spp-treated-at-four-hospitals-in-medell%C3%A3-n-colombia-2008-2013
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Lina María Echeverri-Toro, Sara Penagos, Laura Castañeda, Pablo Villa, Santiago Atehortúa, Faiver Ramírez, Carlos Restrepo, Sigifredo Ospina, Yuli Agudelo, Alicia Hidrón, Paola Agudelo, Eliana Valderrama, Carlos Andrés Agudelo
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis remains a significant health problem in tropical regions including Latin America, where its presentation is 100 times higher than that observed in other regions of the world. Mortality reaches 10% in severe cases. Its diagnosis is challenging because clinical manifestations during the initial phase are non-specific and because of limited availability of diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics and the outcomes in hospitalized patients with leptospirosis...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526779/the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-nephropathies-associated-with-mutations-in-diacylglycerol-kinase-%C3%AE%C2%B5
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Karolis Azukaitis, Eva Simkova, Mohammad Abdul Majid, Matthias Galiano, Kerstin Benz, Kerstin Amann, Clemens Bockmeyer, Radha Gajjar, Kevin E Meyers, Hae Il Cheong, Bärbel Lange-Sperandio, Therese Jungraithmayr, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Carsten Bergmann, Csaba Bereczki, Monika Miklaszewska, Dorottya Csuka, Zoltán Prohászka, Patrick Gipson, Matthew G Sampson, Mathieu Lemaire, Franz Schaefer
The recent discovery of mutations in the gene encoding diacylglycerol kinase ε (DGKE) identified a novel pathophysiologic mechanism leading to HUS and/or MPGN. We report ten new patients from eight unrelated kindreds with DGKE nephropathy. We combined these cases with all previously published cases to characterize the phenotypic spectrum and outcomes of this new disease entity. Most patients presented with HUS accompanied by proteinuria, whereas a subset of patients exhibited clinical and histologic patterns of MPGN without TMA...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524153/transcriptome-analysis-of-mirna-lncrna-mrna-interactions-in-the-malignant-transformation-process-of-gastric-cancer-initiation
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Y Mao, R Liu, H Zhou, S Yin, Q Zhao, X Ding, H Wang
Gastric cancer is a common heterogeneous malignancy that is pathologically characterized by the development of chronic atrophic gastritis and dysplasia of the epithelium. The pathogenic mechanisms at the molecular level are completely unclear. In the present study, we first address the expression network and miRNA-lncRNA-mRNA interaction in the malignant transformation process from normal mucosa and atrophic gastritis to a tumor. First, the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), micro RNA (miRNA) and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression profiles of normal gastric mucosa, atrophic gastritis, gastric cancer and the peri-tumor tissues were analyzed using microarrays...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524002/mirna-expression-in-bladder-cancer-and-their-potential-role-in-clinical-practice
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Ana Blanca, Liang Cheng, Rodolfo Montironi, Holger Moch, Francesco Massari, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Maria Rosaria Raspollini, Marina Scarpelli, Antonio Lopez-Beltran
To date more than 3000 miRNA sequences have been described in humans and reg¬istered at miRBase since their discovery. However, the functions of only a few of these miRNAs have been experimentally determined using deep sequencing technology. Aberrant miRNA expression has been associated with differentiation, invasion and metastasis in several cancers. In this context, recent reports have suggested that miRNAs play important roles in the regulation of target genes by binding to complementary regions of messenger transcripts to repress their translation or regulate degradation...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523551/epigenetic-mechanisms-of-gene-regulation-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Alba Jimenez-Pacheco, Jaime M Franco, Soledad Lopez, Juan Miguel Gomez-Zumaquero, Maria Magdalena Leal-Lasarte, Diana E Caballero-Hernandez, Marta Cejudo-Guillén, David Pozo
Despite being clinically described 150 years ago, the mechanisms underlying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathogenesis have not yet been fully understood. Studies in both animal models of ALS and human patients reveal a plethora of alterations such as increased glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity, redox stress, increased apoptosis, defective axonal transport, protein-misfolding events, mitochondrial impairment and sustained unregulated immune responses. Regardless of being sporadic or familiar ALS, the final outcome at the cellular level is the death of upper and lower motor neurons, and once diagnosed, ALS is typically lethal within the next 5 years...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523440/assessing-and-modifying-coronary-artery-disease-risk-in-women
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REVIEW
Amy Sarma, Nandita S Scott
Despite continued advances in the field, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in women in the USA with an annual mortality rate that has remained higher for women as compared to men. The factors leading to this sex difference remain incompletely understood. Likely contributors include atypical symptoms at presentation and lack of recognition of cardiovascular risk by women and their providers alike. In addition, women have a higher burden of comorbidities at the time of disease diagnosis and can have differential pathophysiological mechanisms of their acute events...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522990/animal-models-for-tuberculosis-in-translational-and-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Lingjun Zhan, Jun Tang, Mengmeng Sun, Chuan Qin
Tuberculosis (TB) is a health threat to the global population. Anti-TB drugs and vaccines are key approaches for TB prevention and control. TB animal models are basic tools for developing biomarkers of diagnosis, drugs for therapy, vaccines for prevention and researching pathogenic mechanisms for identification of targets; thus, they serve as the cornerstone of comparative medicine, translational medicine, and precision medicine. In this review, we discuss the current use of TB animal models and their problems, as well as offering perspectives on the future of these models...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516000/role-of-a-dual-splicing-and-amino-acid-code-in-myopia-cone-dysfunction-and-cone-dystrophy-associated-with-l-m-opsin-interchange-mutations
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Scott H Greenwald, James A Kuchenbecker, Jessica S Rowlan, Jay Neitz, Maureen Neitz
PURPOSE: Human long (L) and middle (M) wavelength cone opsin genes are highly variable due to intermixing. Two L/M cone opsin interchange mutants, designated LIAVA and LVAVA, are associated with clinical diagnoses, including red-green color vision deficiency, blue cone monochromacy, cone degeneration, myopia, and Bornholm Eye Disease. Because the protein and splicing codes are carried by the same nucleotides, intermixing L and M genes can cause disease by affecting protein structure and splicing...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515593/role-of-penumbra-mechanical-thrombectomy-device-in-acute-dural-sinus-thrombosis
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Suraj Mammen, Shyamkumar Nidugala Keshava, Vinu Moses, Sanjith Aaron, Munawwar Ahmed, George K Chiramel, Sunithi E Mani, Mathew Alexander
BACKGROUND: In dural venous sinus thrombosis (DVST), the mortality ranges 5-30%. Deep venous system involvement and septic dural sinus thrombosis have a higher mortality rate. In acute occlusion, collateral flow may not be established, which may result in significant edema and mass effect. Endovascular interventions may be considered as a treatment option in appropriate high-risk patients with DVST. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-confirmed dural sinus thrombosis, who did not respond to the conventional standard medical treatment, were subsequently treated with mechanical thrombectomy using the Penumbra System(®)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513632/how-to-stomach-an-epigenetic-insult-the-gastric-cancer-epigenome
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REVIEW
Nisha Padmanabhan, Toshikazu Ushijima, Patrick Tan
Gastric cancer is a deadly malignancy afflicting close to a million people worldwide. Patient survival is poor and largely due to late diagnosis and suboptimal therapies. Disease heterogeneity is a substantial obstacle, underscoring the need for precision treatment strategies. Studies have identified different subgroups of gastric cancer displaying not just genetic, but also distinct epigenetic hallmarks. Accumulating evidence suggests that epigenetic abnormalities in gastric cancer are not mere bystander events, but rather promote carcinogenesis through active mechanisms...
May 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509123/serum-calcitriol-levels-in-a-patient-with-x-linked-hypophosphatemia-complicated-by-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Satomi Kajita, Takehisa Yamamoto, Naoko Tsugawa, Hirohumi Nakayama, Takuo Kubota, Toshimi Michigami, Keiichi Ozono
Serum calcitriol [1,25(OH)2D] levels are low normal in the presence of hypophosphatemia in X-linked dominant hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) due to elevated serum fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) levels. We report a peculiar finding of markedly elevated serum 1,25(OH)2D levels in a patient with XLH complicated by autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). She was diagnosed with XLH, ADPKD and RP at the age of 5, 13 and 15 years, respectively. After the diagnosis of ADPKD, the 1,25(OH)2D levels increased up to 282 pg/mL treated with a pharmacological dose of 1αOHD3 (1αOHD3)...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508359/evolving-relevance-of-neuroproteomics-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Simone Lista, Henrik Zetterberg, Sid E O'Bryant, Kaj Blennow, Harald Hampel
Substantial progress in the understanding of the biology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been achieved over the past decades. The early detection and diagnosis of AD and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases, however, remain a challenging scientific frontier. Therefore, the comprehensive discovery (relating to all individual, converging or diverging biochemical disease mechanisms), development, validation, and qualification of standardized biological markers with diagnostic and prognostic functions with a precise performance profile regarding specificity, sensitivity, and positive and negative predictive value are warranted...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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