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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934754/cntn-1-enhances-chemoresistance-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-through-induction-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-targeting-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Ruijie Zhang, Shenghua Sun, Fuyun Ji, Chun Liu, Hua Lin, Lihua Xie, Honghui Yang, Wenxiang Tang, Yan Zhou, Jianping Xu, Pei Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chemoresistance has been a major obstacle to the effective treatment of lung cancer. Previously, we found that contactin-1 (CNTN-1) is related to cisplatin resistance in lung adenocarcinoma. Here, we aimed to investigate the underlying mechanism behind the role of CNTN-1 in cisplatin resistance in lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS: EMT-associated phenotypes, including alterations in cellular morphology and marker (E-cadherin, N-cadherin and Vimentin) expression, were compared between A549 cells and A549/DDP cells (a cisplatin-resistant cell line of lung adenocarcinoma with abnormal CNTN-1 expression) by using real-time time PCR and Western blotting...
September 1, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934678/establishment-of-cell-line-with-nk-nkt-phenotype-from-myeloid-nk-cell-acute-leukemia
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A Darji, N Desai, R Modi, B Khamar, S Rajkumar
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is the most common malignancy in adults with a 5-year survival rate of 27% of the total affected population. For effective treatment and new drug discovery, cell lines are considered as a very important tool. Here we report an establishment of a continuous human cell line AML-004 with a hypo-diploid chromosome 44 and presence of both NK/NKT phenotypes. The cell line was isolated from the blood sample of myeloid NK cell acute leukemia patients and extensively characterized by flow cytometery, morphology, and cytogentic analysis...
September 13, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934664/targeted-h-triggered-bubble-generating-nanosystems-for-effective-therapy-in-cancer-cells
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Zhili Deng, Menghuan Tang, Li Zhao, Yijuan Long, Zuhuang Wen, Yuan Cheng, Huzhi Zheng
A novel targeting drug delivery system for cancer therapy based on H(+)-triggered bubble-generating nanosystems (BGNSs) was engineered. First, hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles (HMSNs) were used to load doxorubicin (DOX). Then, the obtained drug-loaded HMSNs were treated with NaHCO3 to prepare the BGNSs. The BGNSs were coated with polydopamine (pDA), and finally, folic acids (FA) were anchored on the nanosystems to obtain the desired nanoscale drug delivery system (BGNSs@pDA-FA). BGNSs@pDA-FA was effectively internalized by cancer cells through folate receptor-mediated endocytosis and generated CO2 bubbles under the acidic environment of the lysosomes, thus enhancing lysosomal membrane permeability (LMP) to release caspase-3 into the cytoplasm, resulting in cancer cell death via an apoptosis-like pathway...
September 14, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934561/epigenetic-mechanisms-regulating-adaptive-responses-to-targeted-kinase-inhibitors-in-cancer
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Steven P Angus, Jon S Zawistowski, Gary L Johnson
Although targeted inhibition of oncogenic kinase drivers has achieved remarkable patient responses in many cancers, the development of resistance has remained a significant challenge. Numerous mechanisms have been identified, including the acquisition of gatekeeper mutations, activating pathway mutations, and copy number loss or gain of the driver or alternate nodes. These changes have prompted the development of kinase inhibitors with increased selectivity, use of second-line therapeutics to overcome primary resistance, and combination treatment to forestall resistance...
September 15, 2017: Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934511/multi-drug-resistant-surgical-site-infection-due-to-mycobacterium-abscessus-complex
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Richa Misra, Vidhi Jain, Nidhi Tejan, Aarti Negi, Jyoti Umrao, Tapan Nirodhechand Dhole
M. abscessus complex is notoriously resistant to most antimicrobial agents. The complex is differentiated into 3 subspecies: M. abscessus subsp. abscessus, M. abscessus subsp. massiliense, and M. abscessus subsp. bolletii. Skin and soft tissue infections due to this organism can be acquired by direct contact with contaminated material through traumatic injury, surgical wound and environmental exposure or by secondary involvement of skin/soft tissue during disseminated disease. We report a case of Mycobacterium abscessus infection recovered from a post-operative mid-line abdominal wound to illustrate the diagnostic and management difficulties encountered in such patients...
August 1, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934455/drug-susceptibility-evaluation-of-an-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-by-analyzing-recombinant-neuraminidase-proteins
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Larisa V Gubareva, Katrina Sleeman, Zhu Guo, Hua Yang, Erin Hodges, Charles T Davis, Tatiana Baranovich, James Stevens
Background: Neuraminidase (NA) inhibitors are the recommended antiviral medications for influenza treatment. However, their therapeutic efficacy can be compromised by NA changes that emerge naturally and/or following antiviral treatment. Knowledge of which molecular changes confer drug resistance of influenza A(H7N9) viruses (group 2NA) remains sparse. Methods: Fourteen amino acid substitutions were introduced into the NA of A/Shanghai/2/2013(H7N9). Recombinant N9 (recN9) proteins were expressed in a baculovirus system in insect cells and tested using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standardized NA inhibition (NI) assay with oseltamivir, zanamivir, peramivir, and laninamivir...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934422/low-frequency-of-acquired-isoniazid-and-rifampicin-resistance-in-rifampicin-susceptible-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-setting-of-high-hiv-1-infection-and-tuberculosis-coprevalence
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Neesha Rockwood, Frederick Sirgel, Elizabeth Streicher, Robin Warren, Graeme Meintjes, Robert J Wilkinson
Background: We estimated the incidence of acquired isoniazid and rifampicin resistance in rifampicin-susceptible tuberculosis in a setting of high human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection and tuberculosis coprevalence. Methods: GeneXpert MTB/RIF-confirmed patients with rifampicin-susceptible tuberculosis were recruited at antituberculosis treatment initiation in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Liquid culture and adherence assessment were performed at 2 and 5-6 months...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934348/antimicrobial-resistance-in-clinical-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-poultry-and-livestock-china
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Afrah Kamal Yassin, Jiansen Gong, Patrick Kelly, Guangwu Lu, Luca Guardabassi, Lanjing Wei, Xiangan Han, Haixiang Qiu, Stuart Price, Darong Cheng, Chengming Wang
Poultry and livestock are the most important reservoirs for pathogenic Escherichia coli and use of antimicrobials in animal farming is considered the most important factor promoting the emergence, selection and dissemination of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms. The aim of our study was to investigate antimicrobial resistance in E. coli isolated from food animals in Jiangsu, China. The disc diffusion method was used to determine susceptibility to 18 antimicrobial agents in 862 clinical isolates collected from chickens, ducks, pigs, and cows between 2004 and 2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934275/activation-of-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-akt-snail-signaling-pathway-contributes-to-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-multi-drug-resistance-to-sorafenib-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Jiejie Dong, Bo Zhai, Weihua Sun, Fengli Hu, Hao Cheng, Jun Xu
Sorafenib, an orally available kinase inhibitor, is the standard first-line systemic drug for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and it exerts potent inhibitory activity against epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and multidrug resistance (MDR) by inhibiting mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling in HCC. However, after long-term exposure to sorafenib, HCC cells exhibit EMT and resistance to sorafenib. The activation of AKT by sorafenib is thought to be responsible for the development of these characteristics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934029/comparative-proteomics-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-response-to-vancomycin-treatment
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Xiao-Yan Yang, Jing-Yu Xu, Qiu-Xia Wei, Xuesong Sun, Qing-Yu He
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive pathogen that causes otitis media, pneumonia, meningitis, and other serious diseases. Vancomycin is one of the most important drugs currently used for the treatment of gram-positive bacterial infections, representing, importantly, the last line of defense against bacteria that have developed resistance to other antibiotics. While primary efforts of most investigations focused on the antibacterial mechanism of vancomycin, few studies have been performed to assess the tolerance mechanism of bacteria to vancomycin...
September 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933914/comparison-of-cellular-transforming-activity-of-oct4-nanog-and-sox2-in-immortalized-astrocytes
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Sunyoung Seo, Hee-Young Jeon, Hyunggee Kim
Embryonic stem cell factors-OCT4, NANOG, and SOX2-contribute to the maintenance of stem cell properties and malignant progression in various cancers, including glioblastoma. Although functional roles of each of these genes are well documented in stem cell and cancer biology, no study has directly compared their cellular transforming activity under same experimental conditions. In this study, we compared the cellular transforming activity of OCT4, NANOG, and SOX2 using human immortalized astrocytes cultured under serum-free stem cell culture conditions...
September 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933815/magnetotactic-bacteria-powered-biohybrids-target-e-coli-biofilms
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Morgan M Stanton, Byung-Wook Park, Diana Vilela, Klaas Bente, Damien Faivre, Metin Sitti, Samuel Sanchez
Biofilm colonies are typically resistant to general antibiotic treatment and require targeted methods for their removal. One of these methods include the use of nanoparticles as carriers for antibiotic delivery, where they randomly circulate in fluid until they make contact with the infected areas. However, the required proximity of the particles to the biofilm results in only moderate efficacy. We demonstrate here that the non-pathogenic magnetotactic bacteria, Magnetosopirrillum gryphiswalense (MSR-1), can be integrated with drug-loaded mesoporous silica microtubes (MSMs) to build controllable microswimmers (biohybrids) capable of antibiotic delivery to target an infectious biofilm...
September 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933581/peak-inspiratory-flow-rate-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-implications-for-dry-powder-inhalers
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Sohini Ghosh, Jill A Ohar, M Bradley Drummond
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States with a significant economic burden related to hospital admissions for exacerbations. One of the primary treatment modalities for COPD is medications delivered through breath-actuated dry powdered inhalers (DPIs). For users to successfully receive inhaled medication, they must inhale with enough flow to overcome the internal resistance of the device, leading to deaggregation of the medication powder. Peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR) is the maximal flow rate obtained during an inspiratory maneuver...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933413/the-role-of-the-nrf2-are-antioxidant-system-in-preventing-cardiovascular-diseases
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Robert E Smith, Kevin Tran, Cynthia C Smith, Miranda McDonald, Pushkar Shejwalkar, Kenji Hara
It is widely believed that consuming foods and beverages that have high concentrations of antioxidants can prevent cardiovascular diseases and many types of cancer. As a result, many articles have been published that give the total antioxidant capacities of foods in vitro. However, many antioxidants behave quite differently in vivo. Some of them, such as resveratrol (in red wine) and epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG (in green tea) can activate the nuclear erythroid-2 like factor-2 (Nrf2) transcription factor...
November 11, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933353/technical-solutions-for-simultaneous-meg-and-seeg-recordings-towards-routine-clinical-use
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J M Badier, A S Dubarry, M Gavaret, S Chen, A S Trébuchon, P Marquis, J Régis, F Bartolomei, C G Bénar, R Carron
OBJECTIVE: The simultaneous recording of intracerebral EEG (stereotaxic EEG, SEEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a promising strategy that provides both local and global views on brain pathological activity. Yet, acquiring simultaneous signals poses difficult technical issues that hamper their use in clinical routine. Our objective was thus to develop a set of solutions for recording a high number of SEEG channels while preserving signal quality. APPROACH: We recorded data in a patient with drug resistant epilepsy during presurgical evaluation...
September 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933316/photo-activatable-akt-probe-a-new-tool-to-study-the-akt-dependent-physiopathology-of-cancer-cells
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Sanae Haga, Takeaki Ozawa, Naoki Morita, Mami Asano, Shigeki Jin, Michitaka Ozakia
Akt is commonly overexpressed and activated in cancer cells, and plays a pivotal role in cell survival, protection andchemo-resistance. Therefore, Akt is one of the target molecules in understanding characters of cancer cells and developing anti-cancer drugs. Here, we examined whether a newly developed photo-activatable Akt (PA-Akt) probe, based on a light-inducible protein interaction module of plant cryptochrome2 (CRY2) and cryptochrome-interacting basic-helix-loop-helix (CIB1), can regulate Akt-associated cell functions...
August 30, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933312/characterization-of-imatinib-resistant-cml-leukemic-stem-initiating-cells-and-their-sensitivity-to-cbp-catenin-antagonists
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Yi Zhao, Kaijin Wu, Yongfeng Wu, Elizabeth Melendez, Goar Smbatyan, David Massiello, Michael Kahn
The development of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor Imatinib (IM) represents a milestone breakthrough in CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) treatment. However, it is not curative and patients develop IM resistance. IM resistance has been previously correlated with the emergence of drug-resistant LIC/LSC (Leukemia Initiating Cell/Leukemia Stem Cell) and increased nuclear catenin levels and enhanced Wnt signaling. It has been demonstrated previously that drug resistant CML LIC/LSC can be safely eliminated both in vitro and in vivo via disruption of the CBP/catenin interaction, utilizing the highly biochemically selective small molecule CBP/catenin antagonist ICG-001...
September 19, 2017: Current Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933300/cancer-treatment-by-using-traditional-chinese-medicine-probing-active-compounds-in-anti-multidrug-resistance-during-drug-therapy
#18
Jian-Shu Lou, Ping Yao, Karl W K Tism
The main tackle of cancer treatment is multidrug resistance during chemotherapy. Cancer cell can evade cell death during every round of orthodox chemotherapy drugs, consequently being resistance after several rounds of standard drug treatment. One of the regimens to address this multidrug resistance problem is by drug combination. However, synthetic drugs always have problems of strong side effects and toxicity. Natural compounds deriving from traditional Chinese medicine are known to have low toxicity and genuine promising effects in reversing multidrug resistance, either induced by orthodox chemotherapeutic or targeted therapy drugs...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933298/old-drugs-and-new-targets-as-an-outlook-for-the-treatment-of-tuberculosis
#19
Jan Zitko, Martin Doležal
Despite of the globally positive trends in epidemiology of tuberculosis, the ever increasing rates of drug-resistant strains are urging to introduce new antituberculars into clinical practice. Development of a new chemical entity from hit to marketed drug is an extremely time and resources consuming process with uncertain outcome. In this review we show that proper research of old drugs can be a very efficient way to new antituberculars. Firstly, we review the recent research on mechanism of action and molecular targets of first-line and second-line antituberculars and suggest how this knowledge can be used to design simple derivatives with improved properties...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933287/modulation-of-abc-transporters-by-nuclear-receptors-physiological-pathological-and-pharmacological-aspects
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Juan Pablo Rigalli, Guillermo Nicolás Tocchetti, Johanna Weiss
ABC transporters are membrane proteins mediating the efflux of endo- and xenobiotics. Transporter expression is not static but instead is subject to a dynamic modulation aiming at responding to changes in the internal environment and thus at maintaining homeostatic conditions. Nuclear receptors are ligand modulated transcription factors that get activated upon changes in the intracellular concentrations of the respective agonists and bind to response elements within the promoter of ABC transporters, thus modulating their expression and, consequently, their activity...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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