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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229462/harmonization-of-nucleic-acid-testing-for-zika-virus-development-of-the-1-st-world-health-organization-international-standard
#1
Sally A Baylis, Kay-Martin O Hanschmann, Barbara S Schnierle, Jan-Hendrik Trösemeier, Johannes Blümel
BACKGROUND: With the ongoing public health emergency due to Zika virus (ZIKV), nucleic acid testing (NAT) is essential for clinical diagnosis and screening of blood donors. However, NAT for ZIKV has not been standardized, and this study was performed to establish a World Health Organization (WHO) International Standard (IS) for ZIKV RNA; WHO ISs have been used to improve detection and quantification of blood-borne viruses. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The candidate IS (cIS), code number 11468/16, was prepared by heat inactivation and lyophilization of a ZIKV strain isolated from a patient in French Polynesia in 2013...
February 23, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228364/phenolic-compounds-isolated-from-dioscorea-zingiberensis-protect-against-pancreatic-acinar-cells-necrosis-induced-by-sodium-taurocholate
#2
Dan Du, Tao Jin, Rui Zhang, Liqiang Hu, Zhihua Xing, Na Shi, Yan Shen, Meng Gong
One new bibenzyl (1) and one new phenanthrene (2), together with two known bibenzyls (3-4) and four known diarylheptanoids (5-8) were isolated from the rhizomes of Dioscorea zingiberensis. The structures of 1-2 were elucidated by spectroscopic methods including 1D and 2D NMR. Phenols 1-8 were evaluated for their anti-pancreatitic activities on sodium taurocholate (NaT)-induced pancreatic acinars necrosis. Notably, 0.5mM of compound 6 exhibited comparable inhibitory effect with 5mM of caffeine. Furthermore, compound 6 prevented the ATP depletion and excessive ROS production which could be also involved in mitochondria-mediated injuries in acute pancreatitis...
January 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215988/a-computational-model-of-the-respiratory-network-challenged-and-optimized-by-data-from-optogenetic-manipulation-of-glycinergic-neurons
#3
Yoshitaka Oku, Swen Hülsmann
The topology of the respiratory network in the brainstem has been addressed using different computational models, which help to understand the functional properties of the system. We tested a neural mass model by comparing the result of activation and inhibition of inhibitory neurons in silico with recently published results of optogenetic manipulation of glycinergic neurons [Sherman, et al. (2015) Nat Neurosci 18:408]. The comparison revealed that a five-cell type model consisting of three classes of inhibitory neurons [I-DEC, E-AUG, E-DEC (PI)] and two excitatory populations (pre-I/I) and (I-AUG) neurons can be applied to explain experimental observations made by stimulating or inhibiting inhibitory neurons by light sensitive ion channels...
February 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214180/a-successful-experience-of-the-iranian-blood-transfusion-organization-in-improving-accessibility-and-affordability-of-plasma-derived-medicine
#4
REVIEW
Azita Chegini, Seyed Ardeshir Torab, Ali Akbar Pourfatollah
Plasma is the liquid part of blood. It is estimated 21.6 million liters of plasma collect from Whole blood annually. From these plasma, 4.2 million liters transfuse, 8.1 million liters fractionate, 9.3 million liters waste. Nowadays, blood products and PDM (plasma derived medicine) consider as essential medicine in modern health care and transfusion medicine. Iranian blood transfusion organization as a non-profit organization was established in 1974 in order to centralize all blood transfusion activities from donor recruitment to distribution of blood components to hospitals...
January 4, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203454/mir-328-may-be-considered-as-an-oncogene-in-human-invasive-breast-carcinoma
#5
Alihossein Saberi, Amir Danyaei, Niloofar Neisi, Maryam Dastoorpoor, Mohammad Javad Tahmasbi Birgani
BACKGROUND: The recent investigations have rendered microRNAs (miRs) as a novel biomarker in cancer research. In fact, alteration in miR expression may be associated with tumor suppression, tumorigenesis, metastasis, and poor prognosis in human breast cancer (BC). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this clinical experimental study was to measure the miR-328 expression level in breast cancer tissues, at first. Then, we tried to find out any possible correlation between miR-328 and prognostic and predictive biomarkers in BC...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196861/molecular-determinants-of-the-n-terminal-acetyltransferase-naa60-anchoring-to-the-golgi-membrane
#6
Henriette Aksnes, Marianne Goris, Øyvind Strømland, Adrian Drazic, Qaiser Waheed, Nathalie Reuter, Thomas Arnesen
Nα-acetyltransferase 60 (Naa60 or NatF) was recently identified as an unconventional N-terminal acetyltransferase (NAT) since it localizes to organelles, in particular the Golgi apparatus, and has a preference for acetylating N-termini of transmembrane proteins. This knowledge challenged the prevailing view of N-terminal acetylation as a co-translational ribosome-associated process and suggested a new mechanistic functioning for the enzymes responsible for this increasingly recognized protein modification...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194799/relative-analytical-sensitivity-of-donor-nucleic-acid-amplification-technology-screening-and-diagnostic-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-assays-for-detection-of-zika-virus-rna
#7
Mars Stone, Marion C Lanteri, Sonia Bakkour, Xutao Deng, Susan A Galel, Jeffrey M Linnen, Jorge L Muñoz-Jordán, Robert S Lanciotti, Maria Rios, Pierre Gallian, Didier Musso, José E Levi, Ester C Sabino, Lark L Coffey, Michael P Busch
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) has spread rapidly in the Pacific and throughout the Americas and is associated with severe congenital and adult neurologic outcomes. Nucleic acid amplification technology (NAT) assays were developed for diagnostic applications and for blood donor screening on high-throughput NAT systems. We distributed blinded panels to compare the analytical performance of blood screening relative to diagnostic NAT assays. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A 25-member, coded panel (11 half-log dilutions of a 2013 French Polynesia ZIKV isolate and 2015 Brazilian donor plasma implicated in transfusion transmission, and 3 negative controls) was sent to 11 laboratories that performed 17 assays with 2 to 12 replicates per panel member...
February 14, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190909/nuclear-excitation-functions-of-proton-induced-reactions-ep-35-90-mev-from-fe-cu-and-al
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Stephen A Graves, Paul A Ellison, Todd E Barnhart, Hector F Valdovinos, Eva R Birnbaum, Francois M Nortier, Robert J Nickles, Jonathan W Engle
Fe, Cu, and Al stacked foils were irradiated by 90 MeV protons at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center's Isotope Production Facility to measure nuclear cross sections for the production of medically relevant isotopes, such as (52g)Mn, (54)Mn, (48)Cr, (55)Co, (58m)Co and (57)Ni. The decay of radioactive isotopes produced during irradiation was monitored using high-purity germanium gamma spectroscopy over the months following irradiation. Proton fluence was determined using the (nat)Al(p,x)(22)Na, (nat)Cu(p,x)(62)Zn (nat)Cu(p,x)(65)Zn, and (nat)Cu(p,x)(56)Co monitor reactions...
November 1, 2016: Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185278/zika-virus-and-blood-transfusion-the-experience-of-french-polynesia
#9
Damien Bierlaire, Sylvie Mauguin, Julien Broult, Didier Musso
BACKGROUND: Between October 2013 and March 2014, French Polynesia experienced the largest Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak ever described before the emergence of ZIKV in the Americas in 2015. As arbovirus transfusion-transmitted (TT) infections have been previously reported, we hypothesized that transfusion of blood products could also transmit ZIKV. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Mitigation strategies to prevent ZIKV-TT infections included nonspecific measures and the implementation of a laboratory developed ZIKV-specific nucleic acid testing (NAT) assay...
February 10, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179573/role-of-eruption-season-in-reconciling-model-and-proxy-responses-to-tropical-volcanism
#10
Samantha Stevenson, John T Fasullo, Bette L Otto-Bliesner, Robert A Tomas, Chaochao Gao
The response of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) to tropical volcanic eruptions has important worldwide implications, but remains poorly constrained. Paleoclimate records suggest an "El Niño-like" warming 1 year following major eruptions [Adams JB, Mann ME, Ammann CM (2003) Nature 426:274-278] and "La Niña-like" cooling within the eruption year [Li J, et al. (2013) Nat Clim Chang 3:822-826]. However, climate models currently cannot capture all these responses. Many eruption characteristics are poorly constrained, which may contribute to uncertainties in model solutions-for example, the season of eruption occurrence is often unknown and assigned arbitrarily...
February 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178393/a-model-to-estimate-the-probability-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-hepatitis-c-infection-despite-negative-nucleic-acid-testing-among-increased-risk-organ-donors
#11
Pallavi D Annambhotla, Brian M Gurbaxani, Matthew J Kuehnert, Sridhar V Basavaraju
BACKGROUND: In 2013, guidelines were released for reducing the risk of viral bloodborne pathogen transmission through organ transplantation. Eleven criteria were described that result in a donor being designated at increased infectious risk. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission risk from an increased-risk donor (IRD), despite negative nucleic acid testing (NAT), likely varies based on behavior type and timing. METHODS: We developed a Monte Carlo risk model to quantify probability of HIV among IRDs...
February 8, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174607/pitx3-dna-methylation-is-an-independent-predictor-of-overall-survival-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#12
Verena Sailer, Emily Eva Holmes, Heidrun Gevensleben, Diane Goltz, Freya Dröge, Alina Franzen, Jörn Dietrich, Glen Kristiansen, Friedrich Bootz, Andreas Schröck, Dimo Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Molecular biomarkers assisting risk-group assignment and subsequent treatment stratification are urgently needed for patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck region (HNSCC). Aberrant methylation is a frequent event in cancer and, therefore, a promising source for potential biomarkers. Here, the methylation status of the paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 3 (PITX3) was evaluated in HNSCC. METHODS: Using a quantitative real-time PCR, PITX3 methylation was assessed in a cohort of 326 HNSCC patients treated for localized or locally advanced disease (training cohort)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170202/autologous-neohep-derived-from-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-patients-blood-monocytes-by-upregulation-of-c-met-signaling
#13
Jashdeep Bhattacharjee, Barun Das, Disha Sharma, Preeti Sahay, Kshama Jain, Alaknanda Mishra, Srikanth Iyer, Puja Nagpal, Vinod Scaria, Perumal Nagarajan, Prakash Khanduri, Asok Mukhopadhyay, Pramod Upadhyay
In view of the escalating need for autologous cell-based therapy for treatment of liver diseases, a novel candidate has been explored in the present study. The monocytes isolated from hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) nucleic acid test (NAT)-positive (HNP) blood were differentiated to hepatocyte-like cells (NeoHep) in vitro by a two-step culture procedure. The excess neutrophils present in HNP blood were removed before setting up the culture. In the first step of culture, apoptotic cells were depleted and genes involved in hypoxia were induced, which was followed by the upregulation of genes involved in the c-MET signaling pathway in the second step...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164314/a-probable-case-of-west-nile-virus-transfusion-transmission
#14
Jamel A Groves, Hedyeh Shafi, Jim H Nomura, Ross M Herron, Devin Baez, Roger Y Dodd, Susan L Stramer
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-transmitted West Nile virus (WNV) infection is infrequent as a result of minipool (MP) and individual-donation (ID) nucleic acid testing (NAT) of blood donations. ID-NAT is triggered on the basis of local WNV activity identified by MP-NAT. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A 78-year-old male patient who was treated for cardiac disease received 14 blood components from 30 donors in August 2016. He was discharged 7 days after aortic valve replacement and coronary bypass surgery, but was re-admitted on Day 12 with symptoms of viral infection, and eventually was diagnosed with aseptic meningitis...
February 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164313/the-characteristics-of-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-surface-antigen-hbsag-negative-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-virus-hbv-infection-in-chinese-blood-donors-a-follow-up-study-of-donors-tested-negative-for-hbsag-and-reactive-for-simultaneous-nucleic-acid-testing-of-hbv-hepatitis%C3%A2-c-virus-and
#15
Zhaofu Guo, Ping Fu, Yijin Yin, Funeng Wang, Yiqing Yin, Jingxing Wang, Yu Liu
BACKGROUND: The real infection status of hepatitis B virus (HBV) of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative yet nucleic acid test (NAT)-positive blood donors is difficult to clarify. Detailed follow-up study is needed for analyzing the infectivity of these blood donors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Blood donors who screened negative for HBsAg and reactive for simultaneous NAT of HBV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were included in a follow-up epidemiologic questionnaire survey and contributed follow-up samples for further testing...
February 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160022/role-of-human-sulfotransferase-1a1-and-n-acetyltransferase-2-in-the-metabolic-activation-of-16-heterocyclic-amines-and-related-heterocyclics-to-genotoxicants-in-recombinant-v79-cells
#16
Matthieu Chevereau, Hansruedi Glatt, Daniel Zalko, Jean-Pierre Cravedi, Marc Audebert
Heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) are primarily produced during the heating of meat or fish. HAAs are mutagenic and carcinogenic, and their toxicity in model systems depend on metabolic activation. This activation is mediated by cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, in particular CYP1A2. Some studies have indicated a role of human sulfotransferase (SULT) 1A1 and N-acetyltransferase (NAT) 2 in the terminal activation of HAAs. In this study, we conducted a metabolism/genotoxicity relationship analysis for 16 HAAs and related heterocyclics...
February 3, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153783/feasibility-accuracy-and-prognosis-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-before-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-breast-cancer-a-prospective-study
#17
Amparo Garcia-Tejedor, Catalina Falo, Cecilia Quetglas, Teresa Soler, Belen Marqueta, Raul Ortega, Miguel Gil-Gil, Sonia Pernas, Eulalia Fernandez-Montolí, Maria J Pla, Anna Guma, Maite Bajen, Ana Benitez, Arantxa Eraso, Miriam Campos, Anna Petit, Jordi Ponce
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: It remains controversial whether sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) should be performed before or after neoadjuvant therapy (NAT). We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of SLNB before NAT at a single institution, and to determine its relation to patient prognosis. METHODS: A prospective study of T1c-T2-T3 N0 breast cancer patients, after ultrasound examination, who underwent SLNB prior to NAT. Overall, disease-specific and disease-free survival were calculated by Kaplan-Meier curves...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152746/preoperative-triage-and-multidisciplinary-consultation-for-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-pilot-study-between-surgery-and-medical-oncology
#18
Christine E Simmons, Maryam Eslami, Caroline Illmann, Rebecca Warburton, Elaine McKevitt
: 208 Background: Breast cancer management has become exceedingly collaborative across specialties. Preoperative multidisciplinary input in particular is increasingly needed as indications for neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) continue to expand. In British Columbia, as in many other regions, breast cancer surgery is typically performed by community surgeons working in settings away from medical and radiation oncologists, making preoperative multidisciplinary input challenging. METHODS: This prospective pilot study was designed to enhance and streamline preoperative breast cancer care at the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Centre (BCCA) and Mount Saint Joseph's Hospital (MSJ)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138849/contiguity-preserving-transposition-sequencing-cpt-seq-for-genome-wide-haplotyping-assembly-and-single-cell-atac-seq
#19
Lena Christiansen, Sasan Amini, Fan Zhang, Mostafa Ronaghi, Kevin L Gunderson, Frank J Steemers
Most genomes to date have been sequenced without taking into account the diploid nature of the genome. However, the distribution of variants on each individual chromosome can (1) significantly impact gene regulation and protein function, (2) have important implications for analyses of population history and medical genetics, and (3) be of great value for accurate interpretation of medically relevant genetic variation. Here, we describe a comprehensive and detailed protocol for an ultra fast (<3 h library preparation), cost-effective, and scalable haplotyping method, named Contiguity Preserving Transposition sequencing or CPT-seq (Amini et al...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132868/lag-3-protein-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-relationship-with-pd-1-pd-l1-and-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes
#20
Yayi He, Hui Yu, Leslie Rozeboom, Christopher J Rivard, Kim Ellison, Rafal Dziadziuszko, Kenichi Suda, Shengxiang Ren, Chunyan Wu, Likun Hou, Caicun Zhou, Fred R Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy targeting the programmed death-1 (PD-1) / programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) checkpoint has shown promising efficacy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3) is another important checkpoint, and its role in NSCLC is still not clear. In this study, we investigated LAG-3 protein expression and its correlation with PD-1, PD-L1, tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), and association with survival in NSCLC. METHODS: The expression of LAG-3 (EPR4392, Abcam) protein was assessed in 55 NSCLC cell lines by immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
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