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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092822/combination-of-everolimus-with-sorafenib-for-solid-renal-tumors-in-tsc2-mice-is-superior-to-everolimus-alone
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Jian Yang, Paulina A Samsel, Kalin Narov, Ashley Jones, Daniel Gallacher, John Gallacher, Julian R Sampson, Ming Hong Shen
Tuberous sclerosis (TSC) is an inherited tumor syndrome caused by mutations in TSC1 or TSC2 that lead to aberrant activation of mTOR and development of tumors in multiple organs including the kidneys. The mTOR inhibitors rapamycin and everolimus (rapalogs) have demonstrated clinical efficacy in treating TSC-associated tumors including renal angiomyolipomas. However, tumor responses are usually only partial, and regrowth occurs after drug withdrawal. TSC-associated tumors are highly vascular, and TSC patients with renal angiomyolipomas have elevated levels of circulating vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) A and VEGFD...
January 13, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089566/metformin-inhibits-hepatic-mtorc1-signaling-via-dose-dependent-mechanisms-involving-ampk-and-the-tsc-complex
#2
Jessica J Howell, Kristina Hellberg, Marc Turner, George Talbott, Matthew J Kolar, Debbie S Ross, Gerta Hoxhaj, Alan Saghatelian, Reuben J Shaw, Brendan D Manning
Metformin is the most widely prescribed drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, knowledge of the full effects of metformin on biochemical pathways and processes in its primary target tissue, the liver, is limited. One established effect of metformin is to decrease cellular energy levels. The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1 (mTORC1) are key regulators of metabolism that are respectively activated and inhibited in acute response to cellular energy depletion...
December 30, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087349/combination-of-multiple-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-and-illumina-miseq-amplicon-sequencing-for-tsc1-tsc2-gene-analyses-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Nur Farrah Dila Ismail, Abdul Qawee Rani, Nik Mohd Ariff Nik Abdul Malik, Chia Boon Hock, Siti Nabilahuda Mohd Azlan, Salmi Abdul Razak, Wee Teik Keng, Lock Hock Ngu, Abdul Rashid Silawati, Nor AzniYahya, Narazah Mohd Yusoff, Teguh Haryo Sasongko, Zabidi Azhar Mohd Hussin
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous disorder characterized by tumor growth in multiple organs and caused by mutations in either TSC1 or TSC2 genes. Because of their relatively large genomic sizes, absence of hotspots, and common type of mutations, mutation detection in TSC1 and TSC2 genes has been challenging. We devised a combination of multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) and amplicon sequencing (AS) to simplify the detection strategy, yet we come up with reasonably high detection rate...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076433/enhanced-rb-e2f-and-tsc-mtor-pathways-induce-synergistic-inhibition-in-pdgf-induced-proliferation-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#4
Yue Li, Xuan Li, Jie Liu, Wei Guo, Hongchao Zhang, Jianchang Wang
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) plays an essential role in proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). The Rb/E2F and TSC/mTOR pathways contribute to the proliferation of VSMCs, but its exact roles in PDGF-induced proliferation are unclear. In this study, we demonstrated the roles of Rb/E2F and TSC/mTOR pathways in PDGF-induced proliferation in VSMCs. We found that PDGF stimulates the activity of E2F and mTOR pathways, and knockdown of either Rb or TSC2 increases PDGF-induced proliferation in VSMCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074282/unique-findings-of-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-within-cortical-tubers-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-histopathological-evaluation
#5
Joel S Katz, Hyman Frankel, Tracy Ma, David Zagzag, Benjamin Liechty, Bruria Ben Zeev, Michal Tzadok, Orrin Devinsky, Howard L Weiner, Jonathan Roth
INTRODUCTION: Tuberous sclerosis is associated with three central nervous system pathologies: cortical/subcortical tubers, subependymal nodules (SENs), and subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs). Tubers are associated with epilepsy, which is often medication-resistant and often leads to resective surgery. Recently, mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) have been shown to be effective reducing seizure burden in some patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related refractory epilepsy...
January 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072958/-investigation-on-immunization-program-coverage-rate-and-its-safety-in-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis
#6
Y Gao, L P Zou, M N Zhang, L Y Pang, Y Y Wang, S F Ma, L L Huang
Objective: To investigate the status of immunization of National Immunization Program (NIP) and its adverse reaction rate in children with tuberous sclerosis. Method: Questionnaire survey was adopted to identify the vaccination coverage and its adverse events; 72 cases of children with tuberous sclerosis and 78 normal controls (healthy children completing age-appropriate NIP) admitted to Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital from December 2014 to November 2015 were involved into this study. Result: The age-appropriate NIP coverage rate of tuberous sclerosis was 36%(26/72)...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065512/assessment-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-associated-with-renal-lesions-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-mainland-china
#7
Yi Cai, Hanzhong Li, Yushi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To identify the TSC1 and TSC2 mutations in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) associated with renal lesions, and to explore the relationship between genotypes and phenotypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 43 individuals affected with TSC accompanied by renal lesions using next-generation sequencing (NGS). We also performed Sanger sequencing to validate the NGS results. RESULTS: We reported a comprehensive mutation analysis of 43 affected individuals with TSC accompanied by renal lesions using NGS...
January 5, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057044/tuberous-sclerosis-registry-to-increase-disease-awareness-tosca-baseline-data-on-2093-patients
#8
John C Kingswood, Guillaume B d'Augères, Elena Belousova, José C Ferreira, Tom Carter, Ramon Castellana, Vincent Cottin, Paolo Curatolo, Maria Dahlin, Petrus J de Vries, Martha Feucht, Carla Fladrowski, Gabriella Gislimberti, Christoph Hertzberg, Sergiusz Jozwiak, John A Lawson, Alfons Macaya, Rima Nabbout, Finbar O'Callaghan, Mirjana P Benedik, Jiong Qin, Ruben Marques, Valentin Sander, Matthias Sauter, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Renaud Touraine, Sotiris Youroukos, Bernard Zonnenberg, Anna C Jansen
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder. Many gaps remain in the understanding of TSC because of the complexity in clinical presentation. The TuberOus SClerosis registry to increase disease Awareness (TOSCA) is an international disease registry designed to address knowledge gaps in the natural history and management of TSC. Here, we present the baseline data of TOSCA cohort. METHODS: Patients of any age diagnosed with TSC, having a documented visit for TSC within the preceding 12 months, or newly diagnosed individuals were included...
January 5, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053551/genetics-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-implications-for-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Carolina Caban, Nubaira Khan, Daphne M Hasbani, Peter B Crino
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a multisystem disorder that results from heterozygous mutations in either TSC1 or TSC2. The primary organ systems that are affected include the brain, skin, lung, kidney, and heart, all with variable frequency, penetrance, and severity. Neurological features include epilepsy, autism, and intellectual disability. There are more than 1,500 known pathogenic variants for TSC1 and TSC2, including deletion, nonsense, and missense mutations, and all pathogenic mutations are inactivating, leading to loss of function effects on the encoded proteins TSC1 and TSC2...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039789/substitutional-impact-on-biological-activity-of-new-water-soluble-ni-ii-complexes-preparation-spectral-characterization-x-ray-crystallography-dna-protein-binding-antibacterial-activity-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity
#10
C Umadevi, P Kalaivani, H Puschmann, S Murugan, P S Mohan, R Prabhakaran
A series of new water soluble nickel(II) complexes containing triphenylphosphine and 4-methoxysalicylaldehyde-4(N)-substituted thiosemicarbazones were synthesized and characterized. Crystallographic investigations confirmed the structure of the complexes (1-4) having the general structure [Ni(4-Msal-Rtsc)(PPh3)] (Where R=H (1); CH3 (2); C2H5 (3); C6H5 (4)) which showed that thiosemicarbazone ligands coordinated to nickel(II) ion as ONS tridentate bibasic donor. DNA/BSA protein binding ability of the ligands and their new complexes were studied by taking calf-thymus DNA (CT-DNA) and Bovine serum albumin (BSA) through absorption and emission titrations...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030635/expression-and-prognostic-value-of-oct-4-in-astrocytic-brain-tumors
#11
Jeanette Krogh Petersen, Per Jensen, Mia Dahl Sørensen, Bjarne Winther Kristensen
BACKGROUND: Glioblastomas are the most frequent type of malignant primary brain tumor with a median overall survival less than 15 months. Therapy resistance of glioblastomas has been attributed to the presence of tumor initiating stem-like cells (TSCs). TSC-related markers have therefore been suggested to have promising potentials as prognostic markers in gliomas. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and prognostic impact of the TSC-related marker Oct-4 in astrocytic brain tumors of increasing grade...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025073/nano-and-microstructured-model-carrier-surfaces-to-alter-dry-powder-inhaler-performance
#12
Niklas Renner, Hartwig Steckel, Nora Urbanetz, Regina Scherließ
The present study investigates the effect of different carrier surface modifications on the aerosolisation performance and on the effective carrier payload of interactive blends for inhalation. Two different active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) were used: Formoterol fumarate dihydrate (FF) and budesonide (BUD). Blends were prepared with glass beads as model carriers which have been subjected to mechanical surface modifications in order to introduce surface roughness via treatment with hydrofluoric acid (HF) and/or milling with tungsten carbide (TC)...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013293/deficient-tsc1-tsc2-complex-suppression-of-sox9-osteopontin-akt-signalling-cascade-constrains-tumour-growth-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Fuquan Jin, Keguo Jiang, Shuang Ji, Li Wang, Zhaofei Ni, Fuqiang Huang, Chunjia Li, Rongrong Chen, Hongbing Zhang, Zhongdong Hu, Xiaojun Zha
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder featured with multi-organ benign tumours. Disruption of TSC1/TSC2 complex suppression on mammalian/mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signalling causes TSC. Hyperactive mTOR-mediated negative feedback regulation of AKT partially contributes to the benign nature of TSC-associated tumours. In this study, we demonstrated that osteopontin (OPN) was dramatically reduced by loss of TSC1/TSC2 complex in Tsc2-null mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), rat uterine leiomyoma-derived Tsc2-deficient cells, genetically modified mouse TSC models, and clinical samples...
December 23, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004629/manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-the-experience-of-a-provincial-clinic
#14
Colin Wilbur, Chinnuwat Sanguansermsri, Hedi Chable, Mihaela Anghelina, Sharon Peinhof, Kelly Anderson, Paul Steinbok, Ash Singhal, Anita Datta, Mary B Connolly
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a neurocutaneous disorder with a wide spectrum of manifestations. Recent consensus recommendations stress the importance of multidisciplinary management of children with TSC. The objective of this study was to examine the manifestations of TSC at a large referral centre to determine the care needs of this population. METHODS: A retrospective, systematic chart review was performed of children with TSC managed at British Columbia Children's Hospital...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003905/coexistence-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-among-three-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-case-reports-and-review-of-literature
#15
Amna Al-Futaisi, Ahmed Idris, Abeer Al-Sayegh, Watfa S Al-Mamari
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a multisystem neurocutaneous disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and characterised by benign tumours in the brain and other vital organs such as the heart, eyes, kidneys, skin and lungs. Links between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and TSC have been postulated for many decades, with TSC considered to be one of the main syndromic causes of ASD; however, precise confirmation of a relationship between these two disorders required validated diagnostic tools. Fortunately, accurate evaluation of this relationship is now possible with standardised criteria for ASD diagnosis...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998782/improvement-of-wastewater-sludge-dewatering-performance-using-titanium-salt-coagulants-tscs-in-combination-with-magnetic-nano-particles-significance-of-titanium-speciation
#16
Weijun Zhang, Zhan Chen, Bingdi Cao, Youjing Du, Caixia Wang, Dongsheng Wang, Teng Ma, Hua Xia
In this study, the effects of chemical conditioning using titanium salt coagulants (TSCs) of different hydrolysis speciation in combination with magnetic nano-particles on dewatering performance of waste activated sludge were evaluated by means of specific resistance to filtration (SRF) and capillary suction time (CST). The morphological and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) properties under chemical conditioning were investigated in detail to understand the reaction mechanisms involved. The results showed that the TSC with basicity of 0...
December 10, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998195/healthcare-utilization-and-costs-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-related-renal-angiomyolipoma
#17
Xue Song, Zhimei Liu, Katherine Cappell, Christopher Gregory, Qayyim Said, Judith Prestifilippo, Hearns Charles, John Hulbert, John Bissler
OBJECTIVE: To quantify healthcare utilization and costs in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and renal angiomyolipoma in a matched cohort of patients without TSC or angiomyolipoma. METHODS: Administrative data from the MarketScan® Research Databases were used to select patients with TSC and renal angiomyolipoma during 1/1/2000-3/31/2013 from the Commercial database and 1/1/2000-6/30/2012 from the Medicaid database. Patients were required to have at least 30 days of follow-up from initiation into the study, and were followed until inpatient death, end of insurance coverage, or the end of study...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994429/odontogenic-myxofibroma-of-gingiva-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-tuberous-sclerosis-a-rare-case-report
#18
Nidhi Bhoyar, Sunita Gupta, Sujoy Ghosh
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare multisystem genetic disease, with an estimated incidence of 1 in 6000-1 in 10,000. TSC is an autosomal dominant syndrome involving heart, kidneys, lungs, and skin. The classic triad of TSC is seizures, mental retardation, and angiofibromas; this triad occurs in only 29% of patients. The clinical diagnostic guidelines on TSC are prepared based on clinical features, radiographic findings. The most common oral manifestations of TSC are fibroma, gingival hyperplasia, and enamel hypoplasia...
October 2016: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989912/sex-differences-in-sodium-deposition-in-human-muscle-and-skin
#19
Ping Wang, Muge Serpil Deger, Hakmook Kang, T Alp Ikizler, Jens Titze, John C Gore
The aim of this work was to investigate possible sex differences in the patterns of sodium deposition between muscle and skin using sodium MRI. A total of 38 subjects were examined for comparisons: 20 males, aged 25-79years with a median age of 51; 18 females, aged 38-66years, median age 53. All subjects underwent sodium MRI scans of the calf muscles together with cross sections through four calibration standards containing known sodium contents (10mM, 20mM, 30mM, and 40mM). Tissue sodium concentrations (TSC) in muscle and skin were then calculated by comparing signal intensities between tissues and reference standards using a linear analysis...
February 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974643/increased-total-sodium-concentration-in-gray-matter-better-explains-cognition-than-atrophy-in-ms
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Adil Maarouf, Bertrand Audoin, Fanelly Pariollaud, Soraya Gherib, Audrey Rico, Elisabeth Soulier, Sylviane Confort-Gouny, Maxime Guye, Lothar Schad, Jean Pelletier, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Wafaa Zaaraoui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether brain total sodium accumulation assessed by (23)Na MRI is associated with cognitive deficit in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). METHODS: Eighty-nine participants were enrolled in the study (58 patients with RRMS with a disease duration ≤10 years and 31 matched healthy controls). Patients were classified as cognitively impaired if they failed at least 2 tasks on the Brief Repeatable Battery. MRI was performed at 3T using (23)Na MRI to obtain total sodium concentration (TSC) in the different brain compartments (lesions, normal-appearing white matter [NAWM], gray matter [GM]) and (1)H- magnetization-prepared rapid gradient echo to assess GM atrophy (GM fraction)...
December 14, 2016: Neurology
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