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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742812/broad-range-lytic-bacteriophages-that-kill-staphylococcus-aureus-local-field-strains
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Virginia Abatángelo, Natalia Peressutti Bacci, Carina A Boncompain, Ariel A Amadio, Soledad Carrasco, Cristian A Suárez, Héctor R Morbidoni
Staphylococcus aureus is a very successful opportunistic pathogen capable of causing a variety of diseases ranging from mild skin infections to life-threatening sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia. Its ability to display numerous virulence mechanisms matches its skill to display resistance to several antibiotics, including β-lactams, underscoring the fact that new anti-S. aureus drugs are urgently required. In this scenario, the utilization of lytic bacteriophages that kill bacteria in a genus -or even species- specific way, has become an attractive field of study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742502/temozolomide-therapy-for-resistant-prolactin-secreting-pituitary-adenomas-and-carcinomas-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mussa H Almalki, Nora Nasser Aljoaib, Maha Jurais Alotaibi, Bayan Saloum Aldabas, Tayba Saleh Wahedi, Maswood H Ahmad, Fahad Alshahrani
Pituitary tumors represent 10-15% of all intracranial tumors; of these, prolactinomas account for 40-50% of cases. Prolactinomas usually respond well to dopamine agonists (DA) as first-line therapy. However, treatment resistance remains a concern. Temozolomide (TMZ) is an oral alkylating agent that has shown promise in treating aggressive pituitary adenomas and carcinomas that are resistant to other therapies. To date, no control trials have been undertaken and only single case reports of pituitary tumors treated with TMZ have been published...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742368/borapetoside-e-a-clerodane-diterpenoid-extracted-from-tinospora-crispa-improves-hyperglycemia-and-hyperlipidemia-in-high-fat-diet-induced-type-2-diabetes-mice
#3
Yuhui Xu, Yanfen Niu, Yuan Gao, Fang Wang, Wanying Qin, Yanting Lu, Jing Hu, Li Peng, Jikai Liu, Wenyong Xiong
An insidious increase in the incidence of obesity, insulin resistance, and hyperlipidemia has led to an epidemic of type 2 diabetes worldwide. Tinospora crispa (T. crispa) is a familiar plant traditionally used in herbal medicine for diabetes; however, the major active ingredients of this plant are still unclear. In this study, we identified the therapeutic effects of borapetoside E, a small molecule extracted from T. crispa, in high-fat-diet (HFD)-induced obesity in mice. The therapeutic effects of borapetoside E in HFD-induced obese mice were assessed physiologically, histologically, and biochemically following intraperitoneal injection...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742291/evaluating-the-effect-of-the-changes-in-fda-guidelines-for-clozapine-monitoring
#4
Ryan S Sultan, Mark Olfson, Christoph U Correll, Erica J Duncan
BACKGROUND: Concerns exist that clozapine is underutilized in the management of treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Although a 2015 change in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitoring recommendations lowered the threshold of the absolute neutrophil count for treatment interruption from 1,500/μL to 1,000/μL and removed white blood cell count thresholds from the monitoring algorithm, the implications of this policy change on clozapine interruptions remain unknown. METHODS: We analyzed outpatient prescribing records for antipsychotic medications in the Veterans Integrated Service Network 7 (VISN 7) database between 1999 and 2012 to assess the potential impact of the recent changes in FDA neutropenia monitoring recommendations on clozapine treatment discontinuation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742207/socs3-overexpression-enhances-adm-resistance-in-bladder-cancer-t24-cells
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M-Z Li, D-H Lai, H-B Zhao, Z Chen, Q-X Huang, J Situ
OBJECTIVE: JAK-STAT3 signaling pathway widely participates in cell proliferation and apoptosis. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) is a negative regulator of JAK-STAT3. SOCS3 downregulation is associated with drug resistance in breast cancer and leukemia. However, its role in bladder cancer drug resistance is still unclear. This study established ADM resistant bladder cancer cell model to investigate the role of SOCS3-JAK/STAT3 signaling pathway ADM resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ADM drug resistant cell line T24/ADM was established...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742023/genome-wide-identification-of-lineage-and-locus-specific-variation-associated-with-pneumococcal-carriage-duration
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John A Lees, Nicholas J Croucher, David Goldblatt, François Nosten, Julian Parkhill, Claudia Turner, Paul Turner, Stephen D Bentley
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of invasive disease in infants, especially in low-income settings. Asymptomatic carriage in the nasopharynx is a prerequisite for disease, but variability in its duration is currently only understood at the serotype level. Here we developed a model to calculate the duration of carriage episodes from longitudinal swab data, and combined these results with whole genome sequence data. We estimated that pneumococcal genomic variation accounted for 63% of the phenotype variation, whereas the host traits considered here (age and previous carriage) accounted for less than 5%...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741970/efficacy-and-safety-of-once-weekly-semaglutide-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes
#7
Xueying Tan, Xiaojing Cao, Minzhi Zhou, Ping Zou, Jingbo Hu
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease characterized by persistent hyperglycemia resulting from progressive deficient of insulin in patients with a background of insulin resistance. Current treatment algorithms recommended by American Diabetes Association/The European Association for the Study of Diabetes promote a patient-centered approach that takes into account a comprehensive consideration of pharmacological properties of drugs, including glucose-lowering action, effects on body weight, correction on multiple pathophysiologic defects, tolerability, and long-term safety...
July 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741923/codelivery-of-trichosanthin-and-albendazole-by-nano-self-assembly-for-overcoming-tumor-multidrug-resistance-and-metastasis
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Yisi Tang, Jianming Liang, Aihua Wu, Yingzhi Chen, Pengfei Zhao, Tingting Lin, Meng Zhang, Qin Xu, Jianxin Wang, Yongzhuo Huang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) and metastasis are the major obstacles in cancer chemotherapy. Nanotechnology-based combination therapy is a useful strategy. Recently, the combination of biologics and small drugs has attracted much attention in cancer therapy. Yet, the treatment outcomes are often compromised by the different pharmacokinetics profiles of the co-administered drugs, thus leading to inconsistent drug uptake and suboptimal drug combination at the tumor sites. Nanotechnology-based codelivery offers a promising method to address this problem, which is well demonstrated in the use of small drugs combination...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741507/mtor-signaling-confers-resistance-to-targeted-cancer-drugs
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REVIEW
Yakir Guri, Michael N Hall
Cancer is a complex disease and a leading cause of death worldwide. Extensive research over decades has led to the development of therapies that target cancer-specific signaling pathways. However, the clinical benefits of such drugs are at best transient due to tumors displaying intrinsic or adaptive resistance. The underlying compensatory pathways that allow cancer cells to circumvent a drug blockade are poorly understood. We review here recent studies suggesting that mammalian TOR (mTOR) signaling is a major compensatory pathway conferring resistance to many cancer drugs...
November 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741476/squamous-transition-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-drug-resistance
#10
Shenda Hou, Xiangkun Han, Hongbin Ji
Studies in mouse models support an essential role of lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) transition (AST) in the development of drug resistance. Recent observations in the clinic further suggest that this type of histological transition may be responsible for resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy and chemotherapy in relapsed EGFR-mutant lung ADC patients. Here we summarize the current understanding of AST and drug resistance.
September 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741378/procainamide-induced-autoimmunity-relationship-to-t-helper-2-type-t-cell-activation
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Y Huang, Z Lin, Y Huo, X Geng, M Li, Y Yang, B Li
Drug-induced autoimmunity (DIA) refers to a group of adverse drug reactions, and they remain unpredictable largely due to the limited understanding of the mechanisms involved. There is evidence that procainamide can cause autoimmune reactions in humans but the mechanisms involved remain unclear. To examine the cellular and genetic factors involved in the procainamide-induced autoimmune response, we compared rats that are genetically T-helper (Th)2-predisposed (Brown Norway (BN)), Th1-predisposed (Lewis (LEW)) or not genetically predisposed (Sprague Dawley (SD))...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741299/a-review-of-moxifloxacin-for-the-treatment-of-drug-susceptible-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Anushka Naidoo, Kogieleum Naidoo, Helen McIlleron, Sabiha Essack, Nesri Padayatchi
Moxifloxacin, an 8-methoxy quinolone, is an important drug in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and is being investigated in novel drug regimens with pretomanid, bedaquiline, and pyrazinamide, or rifapentine, for the treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis. Early results of these studies are promising. Although current evidence does not support the use of moxifloxacin in treatment-shortening regimens for drug-susceptible tuberculosis, it may be recommended in patients unable to tolerate standard first-line drug regimens or for isoniazid monoresistance...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741274/cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-6-inhibitors-in-breast-cancer-palbociclib-ribociclib-and-abemaciclib
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REVIEW
Dorota Kwapisz
PURPOSE: The cyclin D-cyclin dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6-inhibitor of CDK4 (INK4)-retinoblastoma (Rb) pathway plays a crucial role in cell cycle progression and its dysregulation is an important contributor to endocrine therapy resistance. CDK4/6 inhibitors trigger cell cycle arrest in Rb protein (pRb)-competent cells. Recent years have seen the development of selective CDK4/6 inhibitors, which have delivered promising results of efficacy and manageable safety profiles. The main objective of this review is to discuss preclinical and clinical data to date, and ongoing clinical trials with palbociclib, ribociclib, and abemaciclib in breast cancer...
July 24, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741098/regulation-of-paclitaxel-activity-by-microtubule-associated-proteins-in-cancer-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
Xingjuan Shi, Xiaoou Sun
Microtubules, highly dynamic components of the cytoskeleton, participate in diverse cellular activities such as mitosis, cell migration, and intracellular trafficking. Dysregulation of microtubule dynamics contributes to the development of serious diseases, including cancer. The dynamic properties and functions of microtubule network are regulated by microtubule-associated proteins. Paclitaxel, an anti-microtubule agent of the taxane family, has shown a success in clinical treatment of many cancer patients...
July 24, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741095/phenotype-microarray-analysis-of-the-aders-two-component-system-in-acinetobacter-baumannii
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J-R Sun, Y-S Chiang, H-S Shang, C-L Perng, Y-S Yang, T-S Chiueh
Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen capable of resistance to multiple antimicrobials. The AdeRS two-component system (TCS) is associated with antimicrobial resistance by controlling the AdeABC efflux pump. To elucidate modulation by AdeRS, we made an A. baumannii mutant lacking the AdeRS TCS and characterized it using phenotype microarray (PM) analysis. After disrupting the adeRS operon, lower expression of AdeABC efflux pump was observed in the mutant strain. PM analysis showed that the AdeRS deletion strain and parental strain presented different tolerances to 91 compounds...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740606/structure-guided-strategy-for-the-development-of-potent-bivalent-erk-inhibitors
#16
Bernhard C Lechtenberg, Peter D Mace, E Hampton Sessions, Robert Williamson, Romain Stalder, Yann Wallez, Gregory P Roth, Stefan J Riedl, Elena B Pasquale
ERK is the effector kinase of the RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK signaling cascade, which promotes cell transformation and malignancy in many cancers and is thus a major drug target in oncology. Kinase inhibitors targeting RAF or MEK are already used for the treatment of certain cancers, such as melanoma. Although the initial response to these drugs can be dramatic, development of drug resistance is a major challenge, even with combination therapies targeting both RAF and MEK. Importantly, most resistance mechanisms still rely on activation of the downstream effector kinase ERK, making it a promising target for drug development efforts...
July 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740594/opportunities-for-treatment-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Marco Ladino, Fernando Pedraza, David Roth
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection amongst patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease exceeds that of the general population. In addition to predisposing to the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, infection with HCV has been associated with extra-hepatic complications including CKD, proteinuria, glomerulonephritis, cryoglobulinemia, increased cardiovascular risk, insulin resistance, and lymphoma. With these associated morbidities, infection with HCV is not unexpectedly accompanied by an increase in mortality in the general population as well as in patients with kidney disease...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740410/genotyping-of-hbv-and-tracking-of-resistance-mutations-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#18
Sidelcina Rugieri Pacheco, Maria Isabel Magalhães Andrade Dos Santos, Andreas Stocker, Maria Alice Sant'Anna Zarife, Maria Isabel Schinoni, Raymundo Paraná, Mitermayer Galvão Dos Reis, Luciano Kalabric Silva
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Resistance mutation analogs to nucleos(t)ides have been described in treatment-naïve patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), with clinical implications. The aim of this study was to investigate primary resistance mutations and genotypes circulating in patients naïve to chronic hepatitis B, in the Northern and Northeastern regions of Brazil. METHODS: We conducted a study of resistance mutations and genotypic characterization of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in 189 treatment-naïve patients chronically infected with HBV...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740392/cholecalciferol-improves-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-6-month-prospective-interventional-study
#19
Aml Mohamed Nada, Dalia A Shaheen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on glucose homeostasis and lipid profile in type 2 diabetic patients who have vitamin D deficiency. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-five type 2 diabetic patients taking oral hypoglycemic agents as mono- or combination therapy were recruited from the diabetes and endocrinology clinic. Subject demographics, duration of diabetes, antidiabetic medication, body mass index (BMI), pulse, and blood pressure (BP) were assessed...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740380/inhibition-of-cell-proliferation-through-an-atp-responsive-co-delivery-system-of-doxorubicin-and-bcl-2-sirna
#20
Jianxu Zhang, Yudi Wang, Jiawen Chen, Xiao Liang, Haobo Han, Yan Yang, Quanshun Li, Yanbo Wang
Herein, DNA duplex was constructed through the hybridization of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-responsive aptamer and its cDNA in which GC-rich motif could be used to load doxorubicin (DOX), and then, cationic polymer PEI25K was used as a carrier to simultaneously condense DOX-Duplex and Bcl-2 siRNA to prepare the ternary nanocomplex polyethylenimine (PEI)/DOX-Duplex/siRNA. The ATP concentration gradient between the cytosol and extracellular environment could achieve the stable loading of DOX in duplex and the rapid drug release in an ATP-responsive manner...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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