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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731494/subthreshold-micropulse-laser-reduces-anti-vegf-injection-burden-in-patients-with-diabetic-macular-edema
#1
Elad Moisseiev, Sam Abbassi, Sumeer Thinda, Joseph Yoon, Glenn Yiu, Lawrence S Morse
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of micropulse laser in the early treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and its associated burden of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections. METHODS: This retrospective comparative study compared a group of 19 eyes with DME treated with micropulse laser to a matched control group of 19 eyes with DME treated with ranibizumab injections without micropulse laser. Recorded parameters included previous medical and ocular history, previous and subsequent ranibizumab injections administered for DME, visual acuity (VA), central macular thickness throughout the follow-up period, and the occurrence of any complications...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730954/evaluation-of-in-vitro-anti-psoriatic-activity-of-a-novel-polyherbal-formulation-by-multiparametric-analysis
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Nadav Shraibom, Alka Madaan, Vidushi Joshi, Ritu Verma, Anika Chaudhary, Gautam Mishra, Anshumali Awasthi, Anu Taneja Singh, Manu Jaggi
The beneficial role of traditional herbal medicines in the treatment of inflammatory skin disorders has been widely reported. Psoriasis is characterized by uncontrolled hyper-proliferation of keratinocytes, disturbed apoptosis, over-secretion of inflammatory cytokines and angiogenic factors. We have developed a novel aqueous polyherbal formulation (SIRB-001) consisting of 3 herbs; Rheum palmatum L., Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch and Lonicera Japonica in the ratio 1:1:3. SIRB-001 has demonstrated efficacious effects in psoriasis patients...
July 20, 2017: Anti-inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730233/assessment-of-t-and-b-lymphocytes-and-vegf-a-in-acute-pancreatitis
#3
Elena Irina Căluianu, Dragoş Ovidiu Alexandru, Elena Anca Târtea, Marius Georgescu, Dorin MercuŢ, Emil Tiberius Traşcă, Maria Iancău
AIM: Highlighting certain characteristics of T- and B-lymphocytes, as well as of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) as a prognosis factors for patients suffering from acute pancreatitis, with the scope of establishing diagnosis and therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pancreatic tissue samples were analyzed, originating from 21 patients deceased due to acute pancreatitis, between the years 2015 and 2016. The study group was subdivided into two subgroups by pathology duration...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730107/induction-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-expression-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-after-repeated-bevacizumab-treatment-in-vitro
#4
Ji Eun Lee, Jin Young Kim, Jae Ho Jung, Dong Hoon Shin, Sung Who Park
AIM: To investigate the mechanism underlying the loss of responsiveness to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment after repeated injections for choroidal neovascularization, VEGF and VEGF receptor (VEGFR) expressions were evaluated following repeated bevacizumab treatments in hypoxic human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro. METHODS: HUVECs were incubated under hypoxic conditions in two media of different bevacizumab concentrations (1...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730084/analyzing-cytokines-as-biomarkers-to-evaluate-severity-of-glaucoma
#5
Yao Tong, Ya-Li Zhou, Yan Zheng, Manas Biswal, Pei-Quan Zhao, Zhao-Yang Wang
AIM: To analyze cytokines as biomarkers for evaluation of severity of glaucoma. METHODS: This was a prospective case-control study including 29 eyes with glaucoma. Besides, 28 eyes with senile cataract were used as control. Patients were classified into four groups: acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG), chronic angle closure glaucoma (CACG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and senile cataract. Undiluted vitreous samples were collected, then vitreous concentrations of 9 types of cytokines were determined by cytometric bead assay system: γ-interferon (IFNg), interleukin (IL)-10, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, interferon-γ-inducible protein (IP)-10, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730071/effect-of-sorafenib-in-a-murine-high-risk-penetrating-keratoplasty-model
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Yang Kyung Cho, Eun Young Shin, Hironori Uehara, Balamurali K Ambati
AIM: To evaluate the effect of sorafenib in murine high risk keratoplasty model. METHODS: Graft survival, corneal neovascularization, and corneal lymphangiogenesis were compared among the sorafenib, dexamethasone, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), and phosphate buffered saline (PBS) groups following subconjunctival injection in mice that underwent high risk penetrating keratoplasty (HRPK). Real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to quantify the expression of inflammatory cytokines and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, VEGF-C, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-2, VEGFR-3...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729397/the-igf1r-insr-inhibitor-bi-885578-selectively-inhibits-growth-of-igf2-overexpressing-colorectal-cancer-tumors-and-potentiates-the-efficacy-of-anti-vegf-therapy
#7
Michael P Sanderson, Marco H Hofmann, Pilar Garin-Chesa, Norbert Schweifer, Andreas Wernitznig, Stefan Fischer, Astrid Jeschko, Reiner Meyer, Jurgen Moll, Thomas Pecina, Heribert Arnhof, Ulrike Weyer-Czernilofsky, Stephan K Zahn, Günther R Adolf, Norbert Kraut
Clinical studies of pharmacological agents targeting the insulin like growth factor (IGF) pathway in unselected cancer patients have so far demonstrated modest efficacy outcomes, with objective responses being rare. As such, the identification of selection biomarkers for enrichment of potential responders represents a high priority for future trials of these agents. Several reports have described high IGF2 expression in a subset of colorectal cancers (CRC), with focal IGF2 amplification being responsible for some of these cases...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726562/gene-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
#8
Nicholas A Moore, Peter Bracha, Rehan M Hussain, Nuria Morral, Thomas A Ciulla
In neovascular age related macular degeneration (nAMD), gene therapy to chronically express anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) proteins could ameliorate the treatment burden of chronic intravitreal therapy and improve limited visual outcomes associated with 'real world' undertreatment. Areas covered: In this review, the authors assess the evolution of gene therapy for AMD. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors can transduce retinal pigment epithelium; one such early application was a phase I trial of AAV2-delivered pigment epithelium derived factor gene in advanced nAMD...
July 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725278/asco-2016-update-colorectal-liver-metastases
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REVIEW
Klaus Kaczirek
This short review summarizes the most relevant data on colorectal liver metastases (CLM) presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). For this update, congress abstracts were grouped into three clinically relevant scenarios: CLM that are deemed upfront resectable, borderline resectable, and primarily unresectable. According to a large registry study, small, upfront resectable, solitary CLM should be resected using a parenchymal sparing technique. A prospective noninterventional study suggested that chemotherapy plus the anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) antibody bevacizumab is effective and well tolerated in patients with borderline resectable CLM...
2017: Memo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724811/quantitative-physiological-measurements-to-evaluate-the-response-of-antivascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-in-patients-with-neovascular-diseases
#10
REVIEW
In Hwan Hong, Sung Pyo Park
Antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment is still used intravitreally worldwide for various neovascular diseases, despite other available, approved treatments. We performed a systematic search of the literature focused on visual physiology studies. We used the online biomedical search engine PubMed and searched key words including "M-chart," "Preferential Hyperacuity Perimetry," "microperimetry," (MP) "electroretinography," and "contrast sensitivity" to estimate treatment efficacy of anti-VEGF treatments in a quantitative manner...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721202/defining-the-inflammatory-signature-of-human-lung-explant-tissue-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-glucocorticoid
#11
Tracy L Rimington, Emily Hodge, Charlotte K Billington, Sangita Bhaker, Binaya K C, Iain Kilty, Scott Jelinsky, Ian P Hall, Ian Sayers
BACKGROUND:  Airway inflammation is a feature of many respiratory diseases and there is a need for newer, more effective anti-inflammatory compounds. The aim of this study was to develop an ex vivo human lung explant model which can be used to help study the mechanisms underlying inflammatory responses and which can provide a tool to aid drug discovery for inflammatory respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD. METHOD:  Parenchymal lung tissue from 6 individual donors was dissected and cultured with two pro-inflammatory stimuli, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (1 µg/ml) and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) (10 ng/ml) in the presence or absence of dexamethasone (1 µM)...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720900/low-frequency-ultrasound-induced-vegf-suppression-and-synergy-with-dendritic-cell-mediated-anti-tumor-immunity-in-murine-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro
#12
Wei Zhang, Wen-De Shou, Yan-Jun Xu, Wen-Kun Bai, Bing Hu
High tumor vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels are associated with poor treatment outcomes in prostate cancer (PCa), and immune deficiency in the PCa microenvironment, especially suppression of dendritic cell (DC) proliferation, has been confirmed. In this study, we (1) investigated whether VEGF participates in DC suppression in murine PCa cells (RM-1), (2) down-regulated VEGF expression using low-frequency ultrasound and microbubbles (UM), and (3) further explored any synergistic effect on immunological activation...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720439/outcomes-of-patients-with-long-term-treatment-response-to-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-targeted-therapy-for-metastatic-renal-cell-cancer
#13
Tomas Buchler, Alexandr Poprach, Zbynek Bortlicek, Radek Lakomy, Renata Chloupková, Rostislav Vyzula, Milada Zemanova, Katerina Kopeckova, Marek Svoboda, Ondrej Slaby, Igor Kiss, Hana Studentova, Jana Hornova, Ondrej Fiala, Jindrich Kopecky, Jindrich Finek, Ladislav Dusek, Bohuslav Melichar
BACKGROUND: Although targeted therapies with inhibitors of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are the mainstay of treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma, there are limited data on the outcome of patients with long-term response to this treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective, registry-based study, patients continuously treated with first-line anti-VEGF agents for at least 24 months were included. In total, 219 patients had evaluable data and were included in the outcome analysis...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718891/mk-reduces-inhaled-chlorine-triggered-ahr-and-airway-inflammation-in-the-mouse
#14
Yoichiro Hamamoto, Satoshi Ano, Benoit Allard, Michael O'Sullivan, Toby K McGovern, James G Martin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) are pro-inflammatory lipid mediators that exacerbate disease state in several asthma phenotypes including asthma induced by allergen, virus and exercise. However, the role of CysLTs in irritant-induced airway disease is not well characterized. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of montelukast (MK), a CysLT1R antagonist, on parameters of irritant-induced asthma (IIA) induced by inhalation of chlorine (Cl2 ) in the mouse...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718014/protein-hydrolysate-from-canned-sardine-and-brewing-by-products-improves-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-in-an-intestinal-endothelial-co-culture-cell-model
#15
Elsa F Vieira, John Van Camp, Isabel M P L V O Ferreira, Charlotte Grootaert
PURPOSE: The anti-inflammatory activity of sardine protein hydrolysates (SPH) obtained by hydrolysis with proteases from brewing yeast surplus was ascertained. METHODS: For this purpose, a digested and desalted SPH fraction with molecular weight lower than 10 kDa was investigated using an endothelial cell line (EA.hy926) as such and in a co-culture model with an intestinal cell line (Caco-2). Effects of SPH <10 kDa on nitric oxide (NO) production, reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibition and secretion of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), chemokine IL-8 (IL-8) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) were evaluated in TNF-α-treated and untreated cells...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717943/a-pyrrole-based-natural-small-molecule-mitigates-hsp90-expression-in-mda-mb-231-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-angiogenesis-in-mice-by-inactivating-hsf-1
#16
K C Rashmi, H S Atreya, M Harsha Raj, Bharathi P Salimath, H S Aparna
Heat shock proteins (HSPs), molecular chaperones, are crucial for the cancer cells to facilitate proper functioning of various oncoproteins involved in cell survival, proliferation, migration, and tumor angiogenesis. Tumor cells are said to be "addicted" to HSPs. HSPs are overexpressed in many cancers due to upregulation of transcription factor Heat-shock factor 1 (HSF-1), the multifaceted master regulator of heat shock response. Therefore, pharmacological targeting of HSPs via HSF-1 is an effective strategy to treat malignant cancers like triple negative breast cancer...
July 17, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717786/setting-priorities-for-diabetic-retinopathy-clinical-research-and-identifying-evidence-gaps
#17
Jimmy T Le, Susan Hutfless, Tianjing Li, Neil M Bressler, James Heyward, Ava K Bittner, Adam Glassman, Kay Dickersin
PURPOSE: Prioritizing comparative effectiveness research may contribute to obtaining answers that clinicians perceive they need and may minimize research that could be considered wasteful. Our objective was to identify evidence gaps and set priorities for new systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials for managing diabetic retinopathy (DR), including diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR...
March 2017: Ophthalmology retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717225/a-mammalian-mirtron-mir-1224-promotes-tube-formation-of-human-primary-endothelial-cells-by-targeting-anti-angiogenic-factor-epsin2
#18
Eiko Sakai, Yusuke Miura, Emi Suzuki-Kouyama, Kengo Oka, Masashi Tachibana, Kenji Kawabata, Fuminori Sakurai, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi
Angiogenesis, new vessel formation from pre-existing vessels, is a highly conserved event through vertebrates. However, the system for tuning angiogenesis by species-intrinsic factors is totally unknown. miR-1224 is a member of mammal-specific mirtrons, which were identified as non-canonical microRNAs. We found that the expression of miR-1224 was upregulated in capillary-like tube-forming human umbilical vein endothelial cells on Matrigel. Enforced expression of miR-1224 stimulated tube formation, whereas repression of endogenous miR-1224 inhibited formation...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714940/non-coding-rnas-as-predictive-biomarkers-to-current-treatment-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Ingrid Garajová, Manuela Ferracin, Elisa Porcellini, Andrea Palloni, Francesca Abbati, Guido Biasco, Giovanni Brandi
The onset and selection of resistant clones during cancer treatment with chemotherapy or targeted therapy is a major issue in the clinical management of metastatic colorectal cancer patients. It is possible that a more personalized treatment selection, using reliable response-to-therapy predictive biomarkers, could lead to an improvement in the success rate of the proposed therapies. Although the process of biomarker selection and validation could be a long one, requiring solid statistics, large cohorts and multicentric validations, non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) and in particular microRNAs, proved to be extremely promising in this field...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714916/targeting-of-tumor-neovasculature-with-grb-vegf121-a-novel-cytotoxic-fusion-protein
#20
REVIEW
Khalid A Mohamedali, Michael G Rosenblum
Angiogenesis is a critical process in numerous diseases, and intervention in neovascularization has therapeutic value in several disease settings, including ocular diseases, arthritis, and in tumor progression and metastatic spread. Various vascular targeting agents have been developed, including those that inhibit growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases, blocking antibodies that interfere with receptor signal transduction, and strategies that trap growth factor ligands. Limited anti-tumor efficacy studies have suggested that the targeted delivery of the human pro-apoptotic molecule Granzyme B to tumor cells has significant potential for cancer treatment...
July 17, 2017: Biomedicines
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