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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088786/ezh2-inhibition-suppresses-endometrial-cancer-progression-via-mir-361-twist-axis
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Kei Ihira, Peixin Dong, Ying Xiong, Hidemichi Watari, Yosuke Konno, Sharon Jb Hanley, Masayuki Noguchi, Noriyuki Hirata, Futoshi Suizu, Takahiro Yamada, Masataka Kudo, Noriaki Sakuragi
EZH2 inhibition and reactivation of tumor suppressor microRNAs (miRNAs) represent attractive anti-cancer therapeutic strategies. We found that EZH2-suppressed let 7b and miR-361, two likely tumor suppressors, inhibited endometrial cancer (EC) cell proliferation and invasion, and abrogated cancer stem cell-like properties. In EC cells, EZH2 induced and functioned together with YY1 to epigenetically suppress miR-361, which upregulated Twist, a direct target of miR-361. Treating EC cells with GSK343, a specific EZH2 inhibitor, mimicked the effects of siRNA-mediated EZH2 knockdown, upregulating miR-361 and downregulating Twist expression...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088211/innovation-contests-to-promote-sexual-health-in-china-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Wei Zhang, David Schaffer, Lai Sze Tso, Songyuan Tang, Weiming Tang, Shujie Huang, Bin Yang, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: Innovation contests call on non-experts to help solve problems. While these contests have been used extensively in the private sector to increase engagement between organizations and clients, there is little data on the role of innovation contests to promote health campaigns. We implemented an innovation contest in China to increase sexual health awareness among youth and evaluated community engagement in the contest. METHODS: The sexual health image contest consisted of an open call for sexual health images, contest promotion activities, judging of entries, and celebrating contributions...
January 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087780/oncogenes-without-a-neighboring-tumor-suppressor-gene-are-more-prone-to-amplification
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William K K Wu, Xiangchun Li, Xiansong Wang, Rudin Z W Dai, Alfred S L Cheng, Maggie H T Wang, Thomas Kwong, Tai C Chow, Jun Yu, Matthew T V Chan, Sunny H Wong
Focal copy number gains or losses are important genomic hallmarks of cancer. The genomic distribution of oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes (TSG) in relation to focal copy number aberrations is unclear. Our analysis revealed that the mean distance of TSGs from oncogenes was significantly shorter than that of non-cancer genes, suggesting that oncogenes and TSGs tend to be in close physical proximity in the human genome. Such relationship was conserved in mouse and drosophila. Pan-cancer analysis using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas indicated that oncogenes without a nearby TSG are more prone to amplification...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086965/probabilistic-liver-atlas-construction
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Esther Dura, Juan Domingo, Guillermo Ayala, Luis Marti-Bonmati, E Goceri
BACKGROUND: Anatomical atlases are 3D volumes or shapes representing an organ or structure of the human body. They contain either the prototypical shape of the object of interest together with other shapes representing its statistical variations (statistical atlas) or a probability map of belonging to the object (probabilistic atlas). Probabilistic atlases are mostly built with simple estimations only involving the data at each spatial location. RESULTS: A new method for probabilistic atlas construction that uses a generalized linear model is proposed...
January 13, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086924/treating-infants-with-frigg-linking-disease-aetiologies-medicinal-plant-use-and-care-seeking-behaviour-in-southern-morocco
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Irene Teixidor-Toneu, Gary J Martin, Rajindra K Puri, Ahmed Ouhammou, Julie A Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Although most Moroccans rely to some extent on traditional medicine, the practice of frigg to treat paediatric ailments by elderly women traditional healers known as ferraggat, has not yet been documented. We describe the role of these specialist healers, document the medicinal plants they use, and evaluate how and why their practice is changing. METHODS: Ethnomedicinal and ethnobotanical data were collected using semi-structured interviews and observations of medical encounters...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086860/nicotiana-attenuata-data-hub-nadh-an-integrative-platform-for-exploring-genomic-transcriptomic-and-metabolomic-data-in-wild-tobacco
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Thomas Brockmöller, Zhihao Ling, Dapeng Li, Emmanuel Gaquerel, Ian T Baldwin, Shuqing Xu
BACKGROUND: Nicotiana attenuata (coyote tobacco) is an ecological model for studying plant-environment interactions and plant gene function under real-world conditions. During the last decade, large amounts of genomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic data have been generated with this plant which has provided new insights into how native plants interact with herbivores, pollinators and microbes. However, an integrative and open access platform that allows for the efficient mining of these -omics data remained unavailable until now...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079715/from-k-space-to-nucleotide-insights-into-the-radiogenomics-of-brain-tumors
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Nabil Elshafeey, Islam Hassan, Pascal O Zinn, Rivka R Colen
Radiogenomics is a relatively new and exciting field within radiology that links different imaging features with diverse genomic events. Genomics advances provided by the Cancer Genome Atlas and the Human Genome Project have enabled us to harness and integrate this information with noninvasive imaging phenotypes to create a better 3-dimensional understanding of tumor behavior and biology. Beyond imaging-histopathology, imaging genomic linkages provide an important layer of complexity that can help in evaluating and stratifying patients into clinical trials, monitoring treatment response, and enhancing patient outcomes...
January 11, 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079712/a-comprehensive-review-of-genomics-and-noncoding-rna-in-gliomas
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Ahmed Hassan, Jennifer Mosley, Sanjay Singh, Pascal Olivier Zinn
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most malignant primary adult brain tumor. In spite of our greater understanding of the biology of GBMs, clinical outcome of GBM patients remains poor, as their median survival with best available treatment is 12 to 18 months. Recent efforts of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) have subgrouped patients into 4 molecular/transcriptional subgroups: proneural, neural, classical, and mesenchymal. Continuing efforts are underway to provide a comprehensive map of the heterogeneous makeup of GBM to include noncoding transcripts, genetic mutations, and their associations to clinical outcome...
January 11, 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079598/interobserver-agreement-in-endometrial-carcinoma-histotype-diagnosis-varies-depending-on-the-cancer-genome-atlas-tcga-based-molecular-subgroup
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Lien N Hoang, Mary A Kinloch, Joyce M Leo, Katherine Grondin, Cheng-Han Lee, Carol Ewanowich, Martin Köbel, Angela Cheng, Aline Talhouk, Melissa McConechy, David G Huntsman, Jessica N McAlpine, Robert A Soslow, C Blake Gilks
The Cancer Genome Atlas recently identified a genomic-based molecular classification of endometrial carcinomas, with 4 molecular categories: (1) ultramutated (polymerase epsilon [POLE] mutated), (2) hypermutated (microsatellite instability), (3) copy number abnormalities-low, and (4) copy number abnormalities-high. Two studies have since proposed models to classify endometrial carcinomas into 4 molecular subgroups, modeled after The Cancer Genome Atlas, using simplified and more clinically applicable surrogate methodologies...
February 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079061/progressive-decline-in-hippocampal-ca1-volume-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-who-do-not-remit-findings-from-the-longitudinal-youth-at-risk-study
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New Fei Ho, Daphne J Holt, Mike Cheung, Juan Eugenio Iglesias, Alex Goh, Mingyuan Wang, Joseph Kw Lim, Joshua de Souza, Joann S Poh, Yuen Mei See, Alison R Adcock, Stephen J Wood, Michael Wl Chee, Jimmy Lee, Juan Zhou
Most individuals identified as ultra high-risk for psychosis (UHR) do not develop frank psychosis. They continue to exhibit subthreshold symptoms, or go on to fully remit. Prior work has shown that the volume of CA1, a subfield of the hippocampus, is selectively reduced in the early stages of schizophrenia. Here, we aimed to determine whether patterns of volume change of CA1 are different in UHR individuals who do or do not achieve symptomatic remission. Structural MRI scans were acquired at baseline and at 1-2 follow-up time points (at 12-month intervals) from 147 UHR and healthy control subjects...
January 12, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078789/-breastfeeding-without-baby-a-longitudinal-qualitative-investigation-of-how-mothers-perceive-feel-about-and-practice-human-milk-expression
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Julia P Felice, Sheela R Geraghty, Caroline W Quaglieri, Rei Yamada, Adriana J Wong, Kathleen M Rasmussen
Most American mothers who produce human milk (HM) now pump in place of some or all feeding at the breast, and most American infants are now fed pumped HM. We aimed to investigate mothers' perceptions of, attitudes toward, and practices for pumping and providing pumped HM. Results related to pumping are reported here. We conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews among a diverse sample of 20 mothers who pumped, following each from pregnancy through infant HM-feeding cessation up to 1 year postpartum. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis with Atlas...
January 12, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077784/identification-and-characterization-of-hpv-independent-cervical-cancers
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Carolyn E Banister, Changlong Liu, Lucia Pirisi, Kim E Creek, Phillip J Buckhaults
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) initiates cervical cancer, and continuous expression of HPV oncogenes E6 and E7 is thought to be necessary to maintain malignant growth. Current therapies target proliferating cells, rather than specific pathways, and most experimental therapies specifically target E6/E7. We investigated the presence and expression of HPV in cervical cancer, to correlate HPV oncogene expression with clinical and molecular features of these tumors that may be relevant to new targeted therapies...
January 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074068/a-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-independent-of-idh-mutations-and-associated-with-a-favorable-outcome
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A D Kelly, H Kroeger, J Yamazaki, R Taby, F Neumann, S Yu, J T Lee, B Patel, Y Li, R He, S Liang, Y Lu, M Cesaroni, S A Pierce, S M Kornblau, C E Bueso-Ramos, F Ravandi, H M Kantarjian, J Jelinek, J-Pj Issa
Genetic changes are infrequent in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to other malignancies and often involve epigenetic regulators, suggesting that an altered epigenome may underlie AML biology and outcomes. In 96 AML cases including 65 pilot samples selected for cured/not-cured, we found higher CpG island (CGI) promoter methylation in cured patients. Expanded genome-wide digital restriction enzyme analysis of methylation (DREAM) data revealed a CGI methylator phenotype independent of IDH1/2 mutations we term AML-CIMP (A-CIMP(+))...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073868/delayed-diagnosis-of-fractured-anterior-arch-of-the-atlas-in-a-young-child
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Sergio B Sesia, Friederike Prüfer, Michael Walther, Daniel Studer
A 2-year-old girl fell off a bunk bed onto a parquet floor. She immediately reported neck pain and presented with muscle spasm and limited motion of the cervical spine (C-spine). Plain X-rays of the C-spine showed no osseous lesion. Owing to persisting pain and limited motion in the neck, MRI of the C-spine was obtained which revealed intact ligaments and cervical spinal cord, as well as soft tissue swelling in front of the anterior arch of the atlas. Subsequent CT of the C-spine confirmed a complete, undisplaced fracture of the anterior arch of the atlas (Gehweiler type I fracture)...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073851/increased-risk-of-adverse-neurocognitive-outcomes-with-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-inhibitors
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Abdur Rahman Khan, Chirag Bavishi, Haris Riaz, Talha A Farid, Sobia Khan, Michel Atlas, Glenn Hirsch, Sohail Ikram, Roberto Bolli
BACKGROUND: There is encouraging evidence of the efficacy of proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors; however, their long-term safety remains unclear. We performed a meta-analysis of studies to evaluate the long-term safety of PCSK9 inhibitors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our search strategy yielded 11 studies (9 smaller early-phase and 2 larger outcome trials). The outcomes assessed were cumulative serious adverse events, musculoskeletal adverse events, neurocognitive adverse events, and stroke...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073773/long-term-survival-and-clinical-benefit-from-adoptive-t-cell-transfer-in-stage-iv-melanoma-patients-is-determined-by-a-four-parameter-tumor-immune-signature
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Sara M Melief, Valeria V Visconti, Marten Visser, Merel van Diepen, Ellen H W Kapiteijn, Joost H van den Berg, John B A G Haanen, Vincent T H B M Smit, Jan Oosting, Sjoerd H van der Burg, Els M E Verdegaal
The presence of tumor-infiltrating immune cells is associated with longer survival and a better response to immunotherapy in early stage melanoma, but a comprehensive study of the in situ immune microenvironment in stage IV melanoma has not been performed. We investigated the combined influence of a series of immune factors on survival and response to adoptive cell transfer (ACT) in stage IV melanoma patients. Metastases of 73 stage IV melanoma patients, 17 of which were treated with ACT, were studied with respect to the number and functional phenotype of lymphocytes and myeloid cells as well as for expression of galectins-1, -3, and -9...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073598/hdac10-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-ovarian-cancer
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Muhtadi M Islam, Tapahsama Banerjee, Colin Z Packard, Shweta Kotian, Karuppaiyah Selvendiran, David E Cohn, Jeffrey D Parvin
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed histone deacetylase 10 (HDAC10) for function in the context of the DNA damage response in BRCA1-null ovarian cancer cells as well as evaluated the potential of general HDAC inhibitors in primary ovarian carcinoma cells. HDAC10 had previously been shown to be highly stimulatory to the process of homology directed repair in HeLa cells, and in this study we investigated whether HDAC10 could impact in vitro the response to anticancer therapies. We hypothesized that the loss of HDAC10 would sensitize cells to platinum therapy...
January 7, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073171/pan-cancer-survey-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-markers-across-the-cancer-genome-atlas
#18
Don L Gibbons, Chad J Creighton
BACKGROUND: While epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) can be readily induced experimentally in cancer cells, the EMT process as manifested in human tumors needs to be better understood. Pan-cancer genomic datasets from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)-representing over 10,000 patients and 32 distinct cancer types-provide a rich resource for examining correlative patterns involving EMT mediators in the setting of human cancers. RESULTS: Here, we surveyed a 16-gene signature of canonical EMT markers in TCGA pan-cancer cohort...
January 10, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072842/fractal-analysis-of-brain-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-bold-signals-from-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi
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Olga Dona, Michael D Noseworthy, Carol DeMatteo, John F Connolly
BACKGROUND: Conventional imaging techniques are unable to detect abnormalities in the brain following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Yet patients with mTBI typically show delayed response on neuropsychological evaluation. Because fractal geometry represents complexity, we explored its utility in measuring temporal fluctuations of brain resting state blood oxygen level dependent (rs-BOLD) signal. We hypothesized that there could be a detectable difference in rs-BOLD signal complexity between healthy subjects and mTBI patients based on previous studies that associated reduction in signal complexity with disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072744/posterior-arthrodesis-of-c1-c3-for-the-stabilization-of-multiple-unstable-upper-cervical-fractures-with-spinal-cord-compromise-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Deting Xue, Qixin Chen, Gang Chen, Wenhai Zhuo, Fangcai Li
BACKGROUND: Multiple fractures of the atlas and axis are rare. The management of multiple fragment axis fractures and unstable atlas fractures is still challenging for the spinal surgeon. There are no published reports of similar fractures with 3-part fracture of axis associated with an unstable atlas fracture. CASE SUMMARY: We present a patient with concurrent axis and atlas fractures, which have not been reported. The patient suffered hyperextension injury with neck pain and numbness of the bilateral upper extremity associated with weakness after a 2-m fall...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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