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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107763/virtual-chromoendoscopy-i-scan-detects-more-polyps-in-patients-with-lynch-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-crossover-trial
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Raf Bisschops, Sabine Tejpar, Hilde Willekens, Gert De Hertogh, Eric Van Cutsem
: Background and study aims (Virtual) chromoendoscopy detects more polyps than standard white-light endoscopy in patients with Lynch syndrome. Previous back-to-back trials did not randomize for the examination order, creating a possible bias in favor of chromoendoscopy. We aimed to assess the difference in polyp detection between high definition white-light endoscopy (HD-WLE) and virtual chromoendoscopy with I-SCAN in patients with Lynch syndrome. Patients and methods In this prospective, controlled trial, patients were randomized to either HD-WLE followed by I-SCAN (Group 1; n = 31) or I-SCAN followed by HD-WLE (Group 2; n = 30)...
January 20, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106099/nesfatin-1-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-against-mpp-mptp-induced-neurotoxicity-through-the-c-raf-erk1-2-dependent-anti-apoptotic-pathway
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Xiao-Li Shen, Ning Song, Xi-Xun Du, Yong Li, Jun-Xia Xie, Hong Jiang
Several brain-gut peptides have been reported to have a close relationship with the central dopaminergic system; one such brain-gut peptide is nesfatin-1. Nesfatin-1 is a satiety peptide that is predominantly secreted by X/A-like endocrine cells in the gastric glands, where ghrelin is also secreted. We previously reported that ghrelin exerted neuroprotective effects on nigral dopaminergic neurons, which implied a role for ghrelin in Parkinson's disease (PD). In the present study, we aim to clarify whether nesfatin-1 has similar effects on dopaminergic neurons both in vivo and in vitro...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105166/mir-217-regulates-tumor-growth-and-apoptosis-by-targeting-the-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-colorectal-cancer
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Nan Zhang, Canrong Lu, Lin Chen
MicroRNA (miR)-217 has been reported to participate in carcinogenesis and tumor progression in several cancers; however, its expression and biological functions in colorectal cancer (CRC) are still unclear. The present study demonstrated that miR-217 expression was significantly higher in matched adjacent noncancerous tissues than in CRC tissues (P<0.001). In addition, it was observed that low-grade CRC exhibited greater expression of miR-217 compared with high-grade CRC (P<0.05). Kaplan-Meier survival and Cox regression analyses revealed that overall survival rates were significantly poorer in the low-expression group relative to the high-expression group (P<0...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100485/quantification-of-growth-factor-signaling-and-pathway-crosstalk-by-live-cell-imaging
#4
Sean M Gross, Peter Rotwein
Peptide growth factors stimulate cellular responses through activation of their trans-membrane receptors. Multiple intracellular signaling cascades are engaged following growth factor - receptor binding, leading to short- and long-term biological effects. Each receptor-activated signaling pathway does not act in isolation, but rather interacts at different levels with other pathways to shape signaling networks that are distinctive for each growth factor. To gain insights into the specifics of growth factor-regulated interactions among different signaling cascades, we developed a HeLa cell line stably expressing fluorescent live-cell imaging reporters that are readouts for two major growth factor-stimulated pathways, Ras - Raf - Mek - Erk and PI3-kinase - Akt...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098907/synergistic-combination-of-ys-1-and-adriamycin-inhibits-human-renal-cancer-through-erk1-2-signaling-pathway-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Xiaowen Yu, Qingqing Yang, Sensen Lin, Shengtao Yuan, Li Sun
Adriamycin (ADM) is a principal drug for the treatment of renal cell cancer (RCC). Due to its limited response and high renal and cardiac toxicity, synergistic effects of ADM in combination with other drugs have been widely researched. In this study, we found the combination between YS-1 and ADM, performed higher anticancer activity on 786-O human RCC cells in vitro and in vivo, than that reported on its anti-angiogenesis effect compared with monotherapy of ADM. Our data showed that when combined with ADM, YS-1 promoted the sensitivity of 786-O cells to ADM...
January 16, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096869/short-term-psychiatric-rehabilitation-in-major-depressive-and-bipolar-disorders-neuropsychological-psychosocial-outcomes
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Giampaolo Perna, Silvia Daccò, Ferdinando Sacco, Wilma Micieli, Paolo Cavedini, Daniela Caldirola
OBJECTIVE: Our pilot study aims to investigate the efficacy of a Short-Term (4 weeks) Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (S-T PsyRP), without specific cognitive remediation trainings, on the neuropsychological performance and psychosocial functioning of inpatients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or Bipolar Disorder (BD). Published studies with similar aims are lacking. METHODS: Fifty-three inpatients with MDD and 27 with BD (type I/II) were included. The S-T PsyRP was usually performed as clinical practice at Villa San Benedetto Menni Hospital and included a variety of activities aimed at promoting personal autonomies, interpersonal/social skills, and self-care...
January 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093501/discrete-cytosolic-macromolecular-braf-complexes-exhibit-distinct-activities-and-composition
#7
Britta Diedrich, Kristoffer Tg Rigbolt, Michael Röring, Ricarda Herr, Stephanie Kaeser-Pebernard, Christine Gretzmeier, Robert F Murphy, Tilman Brummer, Jörn Dengjel
As a central element within the RAS/ERK pathway, the serine/threonine kinase BRAF plays a key role in development and homeostasis and represents the most frequently mutated kinase in tumors. Consequently, it has emerged as an important therapeutic target in various malignancies. Nevertheless, the BRAF activation cycle still raises many mechanistic questions as illustrated by the paradoxical action and side effects of RAF inhibitors. By applying SEC-PCP-SILAC, we analyzed protein-protein interactions of hyperactive BRAF(V)(600E) and wild-type BRAF (BRAF(WT))...
January 16, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092667/oncogenic-braf-fusions-in-mucosal-melanomas-activate-the-mapk-pathway-and-are-sensitive-to-mek-pi3k-inhibition-or-mek-cdk4-6-inhibition
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H S Kim, M Jung, H N Kang, H Kim, C-W Park, S-M Kim, S J Shin, S H Kim, S G Kim, E K Kim, M R Yun, Z Zheng, K Y Chung, J Greenbowe, S M Ali, T-M Kim, B C Cho
Despite remarkable progress in cutaneous melanoma genomic profiling, the mutational landscape of primary mucosal melanomas (PMM) remains unclear. Forty-six PMMs underwent targeted exome sequencing of 111 cancer-associated genes. Seventy-six somatic nonsynonymous mutations in 42 genes were observed, and recurrent mutations were noted on eight genes, including TP53 (13%), NRAS (13%), SNX31 (9%), NF1 (9%), KIT (7%) and APC (7%). Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK; 37%), cell cycle (20%) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-mTOR (15%) pathways were frequently mutated...
January 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088864/an-integrated-high-throughput-multi-omics-platform-enables-data-driven-construction-of-cellular-responses-and-reveals-global-drug-mechanisms-of-action
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Jeremy L Norris, Melissa A Farrow, Danielle B Gutierrez, Lauren D Palmer, Nicole Muszynski, Stacy D Sherrod, James C Pino, Jamie L Allen, Jeffrey M Spraggins, Alex L R Lubbock, Ashley T Jordan, William Burns, James C Poland, Carrie E Romer, M Lisa Manier, Yuan-Wei Nei, Boone M Prentice, Kristie L Rose, Salisha Hill, Raf Van de Plas, Tina Tsui, Nathaniel M Braman, M Ray Keller, Stacey A Rutherford, Nichole A Lobdell, Carlos F Lopez, D Borden Lacy, John A McLean, John Peter Wikswo, Eric P Skaar, Richard M Caprioli
An understanding of how cells respond to perturbation is essential for biological applications; however, most approaches for profiling cellular response are limited in scope to pre-established targets. Global analysis of molecular mechanism will advance our understanding of the complex networks constituting cellular perturbation and lead to advancements in areas, such as infectious disease pathogenesis, developmental biology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and toxicology. We have developed a high-throughput multi-omics platform for comprehensive, de novo characterization of cellular mechanisms of action...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088086/design-and-synthesis-of-new-raf-kinase-inhibiting-antiproliferative-quinoline-derivatives-part-2-diarylurea-derivatives
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Mohammed I El-Gamal, Mohammad Ashrafuddin Khan, Hamadeh Tarazi, Mohammed S Abdel-Maksoud, Mahmoud M Gamal El-Din, Kyung Ho Yoo, Chang-Hyun Oh
This article describes the design, synthesis, and biological screening of a new series of diarylurea derivatives possessing quinoline nucleus. Nine target compounds were selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI, Bethesda, Maryland, USA) for in vitro antiproliferative screening against a panel of 58 cancer cell lines of nine cancer types. Following one-dose initial screening, compounds 1d-g and 2b were selected for 5-dose screening in order to calculate their IC50 and total growth inhibition (TGI) values against the cell lines...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086948/is-there-still-a-role-for-cytotoxic-chemotherapy-after-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy-in-metastatic-melanoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Aurélien Simon, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Joseph Kerger
Metastatic melanoma has long been considered to have a very poor prognosis and to be chemo-resistant. However, a subgroup of patients with metastatic melanoma presents remarkable responses to chemotherapeutic agents, even in the absence of a response to modern targeted therapies and immunotherapies; accordingly, determining predictive biomarkers of the response to chemotherapies for metastatic melanoma remains a priority to guide treatment in these patients. We report a case study of a patient with B-Raf proto-oncogene serine/threonine kinase-mutated metastatic melanoma harbouring many genetic mutations...
January 13, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079420/international-nursing-reflections-on-working-in-sierra-leone
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Sergeant Julie Jones
Registered Nurse, 4626 (AE) Sqn, RAuxAF, RAF Brize Norton/Nurse Practitioner, Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire looks back over her time working in A&E in Sierra Leone.
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078132/impressive-response-to-dual-braf-and-mek-inhibition-in-patients-with-braf-mutant-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-2-case-reports-and-a-brief-review
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Viraj Lavingia, Marwan Fakih
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) typically presents at an advanced stage and is associated with a poor oncological outcome. The median survival for metastatic ICC is less than 1 year with standard chemotherapy. ICC is associated with distinct oncogenic drivers including IDH (isocitrate dehydrogenase), HER-2 (human epidermal growth factor 2), and BRAF (v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B), which may benefit from matching targeted therapies. Hereby we report 2 cases of BRAF V600E refractory ICC treated with dual BRAF and MEK inhibitors (dabrafenib and trametinib) with excellent clinical and radiological response to therapy and with protracted duration of disease control...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077496/left-ventricular-wall-motion-abnormalities-what-can-they-tell-us-about-stroke-recurrence
#14
Raf Brouns
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077299/anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-alk-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-alk-driven-lung-cancers
#15
REVIEW
Robert Roskoski
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase is expressed in two-thirds of the anaplastic large-cell lymphomas as an NPM-ALK fusion protein. Physiological ALK is a receptor protein-tyrosine kinase within the insulin receptor superfamily of proteins that participates in nervous system development. The EML4-ALK fusion protein and four other ALK-fusion proteins play a fundamental role in the development in about 5% of non-small cell lung cancers. The amino-terminal portions of the ALK fusion proteins result in dimerization and subsequent activation of the ALK protein kinase domain that plays a key role in the pathogenesis of various tumors...
January 8, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075447/anti-metastatic-effect-of-rhodomyrtone-from-rhodomyrtus-tomentosa-on-human-skin-cancer-cells
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Malatee Tayeh, Sirinun Nilwarangoon, Wilawan Mahabusarakum, Ramida Watanapokasin
This study focused on the inhibitory effect of rhodomyrtone, a bioactive compound isolated from the leaves of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Aiton) Hassk., on cancer metastasis in epidermoid carcinoma A431 cells and on the verification of the underlying related molecular mechanisms of this event. We demonstrated that rhodomyrtone at the subcytotoxic concentration (0.5 and 1.5 µg/ml) exhibited pronounced inhibition of cancer metastasis by reducing cell migration, cell adhesive ability and cell invasion of A431 cells in a dose-dependent manner...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074436/intrafollicular-inflammatory-cytokines-but-not-steroid-hormone-concentrations-are-increased-in-naturally-matured-follicles-of-women-with-proven-endometriosis
#17
Gengxiang Wu, N A Bersinger, M D Mueller, M von Wolff
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess whether the intrafollicular cytokine profile in naturally developed follicles is different in women with endometriosis, possibly explaining the lower reproductive outcome in endometriosis patients. METHODS: A matched case-control study was conducted at a university-based infertility and endometriosis centre. The study population included 17 patients with laparoscopically and histologically confirmed endometriosis (rAFS stages II-IV), each undergoing one natural cycle IVF (NC-IVF) treatment cycle between 2013 and 2015, and 17 age-matched NC-IVF women without diagnosed endometriosis (control group)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073980/presence-and-prevalence-of-raffaelea-lauricola-cause-of-laurel-wilt-in-different-species-of-ambrosia-beetle-in-florida-usa
#18
Randy C Ploetz, Joshua L Konkol, Teresa Narvaez, Rita E Duncan, Ramon J Saucedo, Alina Campbell, Julio Mantilla, Daniel Carrillo, Paul E Kendra
We summarize the information available on ambrosia beetle species that have been associated in Florida with Raffaelea lauricola T.C. Harr., Fraedrich & Aghayeva, the primary symbiont of Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff and cause of laurel wilt. In total, 14 species in Ambrosiodmus, Euwallacea, Premnobius, Xyleborus, Xyleborinus, and Xylosandrus were either reared from laurel wilt-affected host trees or trapped in laurel wilt-affected stands of the same, and assayed for R. lauricola In six collections from native species in the southeastern United States [Persea borbonia (L...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073913/raf-kinases-are-essential-for-phosphate-induction-of-erk1-2-phosphorylation-in-hypertrophic-chondrocytes-and-normal-endochondral-bone-development
#19
Garyfallia Papaioannou, Elizabeth T Petit, Eva S Liu, Manuela Baccarini, Catrin Pritchard, Marie B Demay
Hypophosphatemia causes rickets by impairing hypertrophic chondrocyte apoptosis. Phosphate induction of Mek1/2;Erk1/2 phosphorylation in hypertrophic chondrocytes is required for phosphate-mediated apoptosis and growth plate maturation. Mek1/2 can be activated by numerous molecules including Raf isoforms. A- and B-Raf ablation in chondrocytes does not alter skeletal development while ablation of C-Raf decreases hypertrophic chondrocyte apoptosis and impairs vascularization of the growth plate. However, ablation of C-Raf does not impair phosphate-induced Erk1/2 phosphorylation in vitro, but leads to rickets by decreasing VEGF protein stability...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073102/cancer-resistance-to-therapies-against-the-egfr-ras-raf-pathway-the-role-of-mek
#20
REVIEW
Erika Martinelli, Floriana Morgillo, Teresa Troiani, Fortunato Ciardiello
The mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) mediate intracellular signals activated by a wide variety of extracellular stimuli. The activation of the RAS-RAF-MEK-MAPK cascade culminates in the regulation of gene transcription promoting cancer cell proliferation, survival, migration and angiogenesis. MEK (mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase-MAPKK) 1/2 is a transducer of the growth factor receptor-RAS-RAF-MAPK signalling cascade and plays a relevant role in development and progression of human cancers, such as colorectal cancer (CRC), non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
December 30, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
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