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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926952/growth-hormone-treatment-increases-plasma-irisin-concentration-in-patients-with-turner-syndrome
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B Wikiera, K Zawadzka, Ł Łaczmański, N Słoka, M Bolanowski, A Basiak, A Noczyńska, J Daroszewski
Irisin (Ir) deficiency may be a contributing factor in metabolic disease. This study aimed to investigate the effect of supraphysiological doses of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on Ir plasma concentration in relation to metabolic disorders, including obesity and other components of metabolic syndrome. We studied 36 girls with Turner syndrome (mean age 8.2 years) treated with rhGH (0.05 mg/kg/day). Anthropometric data and fasting blood levels [e. g., Ir, insulin, glucose, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), IGF-1, IGFBP-3, cholesterol, insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), and β-cell function (HOMA-β)] were analyzed prior to and following rhGH therapy [mean (SD) follow-up of 1...
December 7, 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926909/dexamethasone-implant-in-chronic-diabetic-macular-edema-resistant-to-intravitreal-ranibizumab-treatment
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Ozlem Eski Yucel, Ertugrul Can, Hilal Eser Ozturk, Hakki Birinci, Yuksel Sullu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a single intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IDI) over 6 months in eyes with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) that were resistant to intravitreal ranibizumab (IR) treatment. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Ondokuz Mayis University Hospital, Samsun, Turkey. Efficacy outcomes were considered as the change from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central macular thickness (CMT)...
December 8, 2016: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926752/corneal-resistance-to-keratolysis-after-collagen-crosslinking-with-rose-bengal-and-green-light
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Ali Fadlallah, Hong Zhu, Samer Arafat, Irene Kochevar, Samir Melki, Joseph B Ciolino
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the resistance to degradation by collagenase A of corneas that have been crosslinked with Rose Bengal and green light (RGX). Methods: The ex vivo crosslinking procedure was performed on enucleated rabbit corneas. Corneas were deepithelialized after applying 30% alcohol. Corneas were stained with Rose Bengal (RB, 0.1%) for 2 minutes and then exposed to green light (532 nm) at 0.25 W/cm2 for times to deliver doses of 50, 100, 150, or 200 J/cm2 (n = 5 per group)...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926740/a-17-gene-stemness-score-for-rapid-determination-of-risk-in-acute-leukaemia
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Stanley W K Ng, Amanda Mitchell, James A Kennedy, Weihsu C Chen, Jessica McLeod, Narmin Ibrahimova, Andrea Arruda, Andreea Popescu, Vikas Gupta, Aaron D Schimmer, Andre C Schuh, Karen W Yee, Lars Bullinger, Tobias Herold, Dennis Görlich, Thomas Büchner, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Wolfgang E Berdel, Bernhard Wörmann, Meyling Cheok, Claude Preudhomme, Herve Dombret, Klaus Metzeler, Christian Buske, Bob Löwenberg, Peter J M Valk, Peter W Zandstra, Mark D Minden, John E Dick, Jean C Y Wang
Refractoriness to induction chemotherapy and relapse after achievement of remission are the main obstacles to cure in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). After standard induction chemotherapy, patients are assigned to different post-remission strategies on the basis of cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities that broadly define adverse, intermediate and favourable risk categories. However, some patients do not respond to induction therapy and another subset will eventually relapse despite the lack of adverse risk factors...
December 7, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926596/donor-genotype-and-intragraft-expression-of-cyp3a5-reflect-the-response-to-steroid-treatment-during-acute-renal-allograft-rejection
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N V Rekers, T M Flaig, M J K Mallat, M J Spruyt-Gerritse, M Zandbergen, J D H Anholts, I M Bajema, M C Clahsen-van Groningen, J Yang, J W de Fijter, F H J Claas, S Brakemeier, N Lachmann, R Kreutz, E de Heer, K Budde, J Bolbrinker, M Eikmans
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoid-refractory acute rejection is a risk factor for inferior renal allograft outcome. We investigated genetic predisposition to the response to steroid treatment of acute allograft rejection. METHODS: Single nucleotide polymorphisms of genes involved in glucocorticoid signaling (GR, GLCCI1) and drug metabolism and transport (CYP3A5, ABCB1, and PXR) were analyzed in kidney transplant recipients (1995-2005, Leiden cohort, n=153) treated with methylprednisolone...
December 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926506/disruption-of-the-association-between-drug-transporter-and-actin-cytoskeleton-abolishes-drug-resistance-in-hypertrophic-scar
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Linlin Su, Lanqing Fu, Yan Li, Fangfang Yang, Min Zhang, Dahai Hu
Hypertrophic scar is characterized by the overgrowth of fibroblasts and often considered as a kind of benign skin tumor, thus chemotherapeutic drugs have been used to treat scars. In view of the similarity, this study aims to investigate whether drug resistance in cancer that contributes to the failure of chemotherapy also exists in hypertrophic scar, and what is the possible mechanism. Fibroblasts derived from hypertrophic scar and normal skin tissues were first compared for their resistance to verapamil and etoposide phosphate...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926505/antitumor-effect-of-combination-of-the-inhibitors-of-two-new-oncotargets-proton-pumps-and-reverse-transcriptase
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Luana Lugini, Ilaria Sciamanna, Cristina Federici, Elisabetta Iessi, Enrico Pierluigi Spugnini, Stefano Fais
Tumor therapy needs new approaches in order to improve efficacy and reduce toxicity of the current treatments. The acidic microenvironment and the expression of high levels of endogenous non-telomerase reverse transcriptase (RT) are common features of malignant tumor cells. The anti-acidic proton pump inhibitor Lansoprazole (LAN) and the non-nucleoside RT inhibitor Efavirenz (EFV) have shown independent antitumor efficacy. LAN has shown to counteract drug tumor resistance. We tested the hypothesis that combination of LAN and EFV may improve the overall antitumor effects...
December 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926485/axitinib-induces-senescence-associated-cell-death-and-necrosis-in-glioma-cell-lines-the-proteasome-inhibitor-bortezomib-potentiates-axitinib-induced-cytotoxicity-in-a-p21-waf-cip1-dependent-manner
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Maria Beatrice Morelli, Consuelo Amantini, Massimo Nabissi, Claudio Cardinali, Matteo Santoni, Giovanni Bernardini, Angela Santoni, Giorgio Santoni
Glioblastoma is associated with a poor overall survival despite new treatment advances. Antiangiogenic strategies targeting VEGF based on tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are currently undergoing extensive research for the treatment of glioma.Herein we demonstrated that the TKI axitinib induces DNA damage response (DDR) characterized by γ-H2AX phosphorylation and Chk1 kinase activation leading to G2/M cell cycle arrest and mitotic catastrophe in U87, T98 and U251 glioma cell lines. Moreover, we found that p21(Waf1/Cip1) increased levels correlates with induction of ROS and senescence-associated cell death in U87 and T98 cell lines, which are reverted by N-acetyl cysteine pretreatment...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925362/ns5a-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-infection
#9
Stefano Gitto, Nesrine Gamal, Pietro Andreone
Today, we are witnessing a new era for the treatment of hepatitis C with excellent rates of virologic response and very good safety profiles. Among the many classes of direct acting antivirals, the inhibitors of non-structural protein 5A are particularly interesting. NS5A is phosphorylated protein with a relevant role in viral replication. HCV-NS5A inhibitors show high potency, very good safety profile and high barrier to resistance. The amazing in vitro effectiveness of this class is associated with great efficacy in clinical trials in combination protocols with antivirals of other classes, with sustained virological response (SVR) obtained in more than 90% of patients...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925266/marine-mollusk-derived-agents-with-antiproliferative-activity-as-promising-anticancer-agents-to-overcome-chemotherapy-resistance
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REVIEW
Maria Letizia Ciavatta, Florence Lefranc, Marianna Carbone, Ernesto Mollo, Margherita Gavagnin, Tania Betancourt, Ramesh Dasari, Alexander Kornienko, Robert Kiss
The chemical investigation of marine mollusks has led to the isolation of a wide variety of bioactive metabolites, which evolved in marine organisms as favorable adaptations to survive in different environments. Most of them are derived from food sources, but they can be also biosynthesized de novo by the mollusks themselves, or produced by symbionts. Consequently, the isolated compounds cannot be strictly considered as "chemotaxonomic markers" for the different molluscan species. However, the chemical investigation of this phylum has provided many compounds of interest as potential anticancer drugs that assume particular importance in the light of the growing literature on cancer biology and chemotherapy...
December 7, 2016: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925196/sirt1-sirt3-axis-regulates-cellular-response-to-oxidative-stress-and-etoposide
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Ilaria Carnevale, Laura Pellegrini, Patrizia D'Aquila, Serena Saladini, Emanuela Lococo, Lucia Polletta, Enza Vernucci, Eleonora Foglio, Stefano Coppola, Luigi Sansone, Giuseppe Passarino, Dina Bellizzi, Matteo A Russo, Massimo Fini, Marco Tafani
Sirtuins are conserved NAD+-dependent deacylases. SIRT1 is a nuclear and cytoplasmic sirtuin involved in the control of histones a transcription factors function. SIRT3 is a mitochondrial protein, which regulates mitochondrial function. Although both SIRT1 and SIRT3 have been implicated in resistance to cellular stress, the link between these two sirtuins has not been studied so far. Here we aimed to unravel: i) the role of SIRT1-SIRT3 axis for cellular response to oxidative stress and DNA damage; ii) how mammalian cells modulate such SIRT1-SIRT3 axis and which mechanisms are involved...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925176/pd-l1-expression-of-the-residual-tumor-serves-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-local-advanced-breast-cancer-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Sheng Chen, Ruo-Xi Wang, Yin Liu, Wen-Tao Yang, Zhi-Ming Shao
This study sought to investigate the prevalence of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and its prognostic value in patients with residual tumors after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) for locally advanced breast cancer (LABC). A total of 309 patients considered as non-pathological complete responders (non-pCR) after NCT followed by mastectomy were selected. The expression of PD-L1 and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in residual breast cancer cells was assessed by immunohistochemistry in surgical specimens...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925153/targeting-the-hard-to-reach-challenges-and-novel-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-intracellular-bacterial-infections
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REVIEW
Nor Fadhilah Kamaruzzaman, Sharon Kendall, Liam Good
Infectious diseases continue to threaten human and animal health and welfare globally, impacting millions of lives and causing substantial economic loss. The use of antibacterials has been only partially successful in reducing disease impact. Bacterial cells are inherently resilient, and the therapy challenge is increased by the development of antibacterial resistance, the formation of biofilms and the ability of certain clinically important pathogens to invade and localize within host cells. Invasion into host cells provides protection from both antibacterials and the host immune system...
November 7, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924913/thermal-alternating-polymer-nanocomposite-tapnc-coating-designed-to-prevent-aerodynamic-insect-fouling
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Ilker S Bayer, K Ghokulla Krishnan, Robert Robison, Eric Loth, Douglas H Berry, Thomas E Farrell, Jeffrey D Crouch
Insect residue adhesion to moving surfaces such as turbine blades and aircraft not only causes surface contamination problems but also increases drag on these surfaces. Insect fouling during takeoff, climb and landing can result in increased drag and fuel consumption for aircraft with laminar-flow surfaces. Hence, certain topographical and chemical features of non-wettable surfaces need to be designed properly for preventing insect residue accumulation on surfaces. In this work, we developed a superhydrophobic coating that is able to maintain negligible levels of insect residue after 100 high speed (50 m/s) insect impact events produced in a wind tunnel...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924828/rpl3-promotes-the-apoptosis-of-p53-mutated-lung-cancer-cells-by-down-regulating-cbs-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-upon-5-fu-treatment
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Annapina Russo, Assunta Saide, Roberta Cagliani, Monica Cantile, Gerardo Botti, Giulia Russo
5-FU is a chemotherapy drug commonly used for the treatment of human cancers; however drug resistance represents a major challenge for its clinical application. In the present study, we reporte that rpL3 induced by 5-FU treatment in Calu-6 cells represses CBS transcription and reduces CBS protein stability leading to a decrease of CBS protein levels. rpL3 also regulates negatively the activation of NFκB by preventing NFκB nuclear translocation through IκB-α up-regulation. Furthermore, we demonstrate that rpL3 significantly enhances the apoptosis of 5-FU treated Calu-6 cells promoting the overexpression of the pro-apoptotic proteins Bax and the inhibition of the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924826/iron-chelators-target-both-proliferating-and-quiescent-cancer-cells
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Mårten Fryknäs, Xiaonan Zhang, Ulf Bremberg, Wojciech Senkowski, Maria Hägg Olofsson, Peter Brandt, Ingmar Persson, Padraig D'Arcy, Joachim Gullbo, Peter Nygren, Leoni Kunz Schughart, Stig Linder, Rolf Larsson
Poorly vascularized areas of solid tumors contain quiescent cell populations that are resistant to cell cycle-active cancer drugs. The compound VLX600 was recently identified to target quiescent tumor cells and to inhibit mitochondrial respiration. We here performed gene expression analysis in order to characterize the cellular response to VLX600. The compound-specific signature of VLX600 revealed a striking similarity to signatures generated by compounds known to chelate iron. Validation experiments including addition of ferrous and ferric iron in excess, EXAFS measurements, and structure activity relationship analyses showed that VLX600 chelates iron and supported the hypothesis that the biological effects of this compound is due to iron chelation...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924820/integrin-%C3%AE-7-is-a-functional-cancer-stem-cell-surface-marker-in-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Xiao-Yan Ming, Li Fu, Li-Yi Zhang, Yan-Ru Qin, Ting-Ting Cao, Kwok Wah Chan, Stephanie Ma, Dan Xie, Xin-Yuan Guan
Non-CG methylation has been associated with stemness regulation in embryonic stem cells. By comparing differentially expressed genes affected by non-CG methylation between tumour and corresponding non-tumour tissues in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), we find that Integrin α7 (ITGA7) is characterized as a potential cancer stem cell (CSC) marker. Clinical data show that a high frequency of ITGA7(+) cells in OSCC tissues is significantly associated with poor differentiation, lymph node metastasis and worse prognosis...
December 7, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924725/anticancer-drug-targets-of-salvia-phytometabolites-chemistry-biology-and-omics
#18
Da-Cheng Hao, Guang-Bo Ge, Pei-Gen Xiao
Salvia displays diverse anticancer properties, which are attributable to their diterpene and phenolic contents. There is no comprehensive review on the anticancer diversity and molecular targets of Salvia components. We investigate the diversity and molecular targets of Salvia phytometabolites responsible for the prevention and treatment of cancer and sarcoma. Traditional therapeutic knowledge suggests that Salvia species can be used to develop anticancer drugs. Lots of concerns have been raised for tanshinone (Tan) IIA and cryptotanshinone...
December 7, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924661/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-pregnancy-the-maternal-and-fetal-implications
#19
Shanthi Carnelio, Adam Morton, H David McIntyre
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) which includes obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), has emerged as a risk factor for adverse maternal-foetal outcomes in pregnancy. Physiological changes of pregnancy predispose a woman 'at risk' towards developing SDB. The increasing incidence of OSA in pregnancy closely correlates with the population trends of obesity. Common screening tools validated in non-pregnant subjects including Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and Berlin Questionnaire (BQ) are poor predictors of SDB in pregnancy...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924634/the-promise-of-circulating-tumor-cells-for-precision-cancer-therapy
#20
William L Hwang, Katie L Hwang, David T Miyamoto
The rapidly growing array of therapeutic options in cancer requires informative biomarkers to guide the rational selection and precision application of appropriate therapies. Circulating biomarkers such as circulating tumor cells have immense potential as noninvasive, serial 'liquid biopsies' that may be more representative of the complete spectrum of a patient's individual malignancy than spatially and temporally restricted tumor biopsies. In this review, we discuss the current state-of-the-art in the isolation and molecular characterization of circulating tumor cells as well as their utility in a wide range of clinical applications such as prognostics, treatment monitoring and identification of novel therapeutic targets and resistance mechanisms to enable real-time adjustments in the clinical management of cancer...
December 7, 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
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