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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721613/comparative-toxicity-of-seven-rare-earth-elements-in-sea-urchin-early-life-stages
#1
Marco Trifuoggi, Giovanni Pagano, Marco Guida, Anna Palumbo, Antonietta Siciliano, Maria Gravina, Daniel M Lyons, Petra Burić, Maja Levak, Philippe J Thomas, Antonella Giarra, Rahime Oral
The widespread use of rare earth elements (REEs) in a number of technological applications raises unanswered questions related to REE-associated adverse effects. We have previously reported on the multiple impact of some REEs on the early life stages of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. The present investigation was to evaluate REE toxicity to early life stages in two unrelated sea urchin species, Sphaerechinus granularis and Arbacia lixula. The comparative toxicities were tested of seven REEs, namely yttrium, lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, samarium, europium and gadolinium as chloride salts at concentrations ranging from 10(-7) to 10(-4) M...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711920/baseline-factors-associated-with-response-to-ruxolitinib-an-independent-study-on-408-patients-with-myelofibrosis
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Francesca Palandri, Giuseppe Alberto Palumbo, Massimiliano Bonifacio, Mario Tiribelli, Giulia Benevolo, Bruno Martino, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Mariella D'Adda, Nicola Polverelli, Micaela Bergamaschi, Alessia Tieghi, Francesco Cavazzini, Adalberto Ibatici, Monica Crugnola, Costanza Bosi, Roberto Latagliata, Ambra Di Veroli, Luigi Scaffidi, Federico de Marchi, Elisa Cerqui, Barbara Anaclerico, Giovanna De Matteis, Marco Spinsanti, Elena Sabattini, Lucia Catani, Franco Aversa, Francesco Di Raimondo, Umberto Vitolo, Roberto Massimo Lemoli, Renato Fanin, Francesco Merli, Domenico Russo, Antonio Cuneo, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Massimo Breccia
In patients with Myelofibrosis (MF) treated with ruxolitinib (RUX), the response is unpredictable at therapy start. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of clinical/laboratory factors on responses in 408 patients treated with RUX according to prescribing obligations in 18 Italian Hematology Centers. At 6 months, 114 out of 327 (34.9%) evaluable patients achieved a spleen response. By multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression model, pre-treatment factors negatively correlating with spleen response were: high/intermediate-2 IPSS risk (p=0...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711793/efficacy-and-safety-of-everolimus-and-exemestane-in-hormone-receptor-positive-hr-human-epidermal-growth-factor-negative-her2-advanced-breast-cancer-patients-new-insights-beyond-clinical-trials-the-eva-study
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M E Cazzaniga, M Airoldi, V Arcangeli, S Artale, F Atzori, A Ballerio, G V Bianchi, L Blasi, S Campidoglio, M Ciccarese, M C Cursano, M Piezzo, A Fabi, L Ferrari, A Ferzi, C Ficorella, A Frassoldati, A Fumagalli, O Garrone, V Gebbia, D Generali, N La Verde, M Maur, A Michelotti, G Moretti, A Musolino, R Palumbo, M Pistelli, M Porpiglia, D Sartori, C Scavelli, A Schirone, A Turletti, M R Valerio, P Vici, A Zambelli, L Clivio, V Torri
BACKGROUND: The BOLERO-2 trial reported efficacy and safety of Everolimus (EVE) and Exemestane (EXE) combination in HR+ advanced breast cancer (ABC) patients. The BALLET trial further evaluated the safety of EVE-EXE in HR+ ABC patients, without reporting efficacy data. Aim of the EVA real-life study was to collect data of efficacy and safety of EVE-EXE combination in the clinical setting, as well as exploring efficacy according to EVE Dose-Intensity (DI) and to previous treatment with Fulvestrant...
July 13, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704555/a-system-model-of-the-effects-of-exercise-on-plasma-interleukin-6-dynamics-in-healthy-individuals-role-of-skeletal-muscle-and-adipose-tissue
#4
Micaela Morettini, Maria Concetta Palumbo, Massimo Sacchetti, Filippo Castiglione, Claudia Mazzà
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been recently shown to play a central role in glucose homeostasis, since it stimulates the production and secretion of Glucagon-like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) from intestinal L-cells and pancreas, leading to an enhanced insulin response. In resting conditions, IL-6 is mainly produced by the adipose tissue whereas, during exercise, skeletal muscle contractions stimulate a marked IL-6 secretion as well. Available mathematical models describing the effects of exercise on glucose homeostasis, however, do not account for this IL-6 contribution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702969/bi-layered-collagen-nano-structured-membrane-prototype-collagen-matrix-10826%C3%A2-for-soft-tissue-regeneration-in-rabbits-an-in-vivo-ultra-structural-study-of-the-early-healing-phase
#5
D De Santis, G B Menchini Fabris, J Lotti, C Palumbo, M Ferretti, R Castellani, T Lotti, G Zanotti, F Gelpi, C Covani, P F Nocini
Collagen Matrix (CM) 10826 is a nanostructured bi-layered collagen membrane obtained from type I and III porcine collagen, which in vitro has shown to have the potential to be a substitute and/or stimulant for soft oral tissue regeneration. The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vivo potential and safety of this membrane for soft tissue regeneration in the early stage of wound healing. Two soft tissue wounds (test and control) were created on the back skin of 5 rabbits (female New Zealand White Rabbits specific pathogen free)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698228/perturbations-to-lysyl-oxidase-expression-broadly-influence-the-transcriptome-of-lung-fibroblasts
#6
Ivana Mižíková, Francesco Palumbo, Tamás Tábi, Susanne Herold, István Vadász, Konstantin Mayer, Werner Seeger, Rory E Morty
Lysyl oxidases are credited with pathogenic roles in lung diseases, including cancer, fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Lysyl oxidases facilitate the covalent intra- and inter-molecular cross-linking of collagen and elastin fibers, thereby imparting tensile strength to the extracellular matrix (ECM). Alternative ECM-independent roles have recently been proposed for lysyl oxidases, including regulation of growth factor signaling, chromatin remodeling, and transcriptional regulation; all of which impact cell phenotype...
July 10, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688635/melphalan-hypoxic-perfusion-with-hemofiltration-for-melanoma-locoregional-metastases-in-the-pelvis
#7
Stefano Guadagni, Giammaria Fiorentini, Marco Clementi, Giancarlo Palumbo, Alessandro Chiominto, Sonia Cappelli, Francesco Masedu, Marco Valenti
BACKGROUND: For patients with melanoma metastases in the pelvic and groin regions, the median survival time (MST) was 8 mo with old treatments, whereas today is approximately 20 mo with new target therapy and novel immunotherapy. Unfortunately, approximately 30% of patients are nonresponsive to these new drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients, previously progressing after standard treatments, collectively received 146 melphalan (30 mg/m(2)) hypoxic pelvic perfusions with hemofiltration, in association with palliative excision in most cases...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678025/lattice-dynamics-and-thermophysical-properties-of-h-c-p-os-and-ru-from-the-quasi-harmonic-approximation
#8
Mauro Palumbo, Andrea Dal Corso
We report first-principles phonon frequencies and anharmonic thermodynamic properties of h.c.p. Os and Ru calculated within the quasi-harmonic approximation, including Gr\"uneisen parameters, temperature-dependent lattice parameters, thermal expansion, and isobaric heat capacity. We discuss the differences between a full treatment of anisotropy and a simplified approach with a constant $c/a$ ratio. The results are systematically compared with the available theoretical and experimental data and an overall satisfactory agreement is obtained...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677826/elotuzumab-plus-lenalidomide-dexamethasone-for-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma-eloquent-2-follow-up-and-post-hoc-analyses-on-progression-free-survival-and-tumour-growth
#9
Meletios A Dimopoulos, Sagar Lonial, Darrell White, Philippe Moreau, Antonio Palumbo, Jesus San-Miguel, Ofer Shpilberg, Kenneth Anderson, Sebastian Grosicki, Ivan Spicka, Adam Walter-Croneck, Hila Magen, Maria-Victoria Mateos, Andrew Belch, Donna Reece, Meral Beksac, Eric Bleickardt, Valerie Poulart, Jennifer Sheng, Oumar Sy, Jessica Katz, Anil Singhal, Paul Richardson
The randomized phase III ELOQUENT-2 study (NCT01239797) evaluated the efficacy and safety of elotuzumab + lenalidomide/dexamethasone (ELd) versus lenalidomide/dexamethasone (Ld) in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. ELd reduced the risk of disease progression/death by 30% versus Ld (hazard ratio [HR] 0·70). Median time from diagnosis was 3·5 years. We present extended 3-year follow-up data. Endpoints included progression-free survival (PFS), overall response rate (ORR) and interim overall survival (OS)...
July 5, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649972/excitonic-gap-generation-in-thin-film-topological-insulators
#10
Natalia Menezes, Cristiane Morais Smith, Giandomenico Palumbo
In this work, we analyze the excitonic gap generation in the strong-coupling regime of thin films of three-dimensional time-reversal-invariant topological insulators. We start by writing down the effective gauge theory in 2+1-dimensions from the projection of the 3+1-dimensional quantum electrodynamics. Within this method, we obtain a short-range interaction, which has the form of a Thirring-like term, and a long-range one. The interaction between the two surface states of the material induces an excitonic gap...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643676/-asymptomatic-primary-hyperparathyroidism-in-women
#11
Francisco R Spivacow, Claudia Palumbo
Primary hyperparathyroidism may have different characteristics. One is the asymptomatic form. This is a mild variant of hypercalcemic hyperparathyroidism, characterized by a calcemia not greater than 1 mg/dl above the upper limit of the method, a high intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), absence of renal stones, renal function impairement, and osteoporosis, less than 50 years of age, and less than 400 mg/day calciuria. It is not a surgical entity, but its evolution may require it. Twenty-four postmenopausal women, all older than 50 years, with a diagnosis of asymptomatic hyperparathyroidism, were studied...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639485/increased-shisa3-expression-characterizes-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-sensitive-to-lenalidomide
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Rossana Maffei, Stefania Fiorcari, Silvia Martinelli, Stefania Benatti, Jenny Bulgarelli, Lara Rizzotto, Giulia Debbia, Rita Santachiara, Gian Matteo Rigolin, Francesco Forconi, Davide Rossi, Luca Laurenti, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Daniele Vallisa, Antonio Cuneo, Gianluca Gaidano, Mario Luppi, Roberto Marasca
Lenalidomide is a therapeutically effective drug in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Twenty-seven CLL patients were treated with lenalidomide in a phase II clinical trial. Ten patients were grouped as responders (R) and 6 as nonresponders (NR). We evaluated T lymphocytes, NK, monocytes and dendritic cells at baseline and after treatment. A gene expression analysis was performed on 16 CLL samples collected before treatment. The levels of immune cells or immune-related cytokines are not different between R and NR patients...
June 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639390/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-a-new-class-of-benzo-b-furan-derivatives-as-antiproliferative-agents-with-in-silico-predicted-antitubulin-activity
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Antonino Lauria, Carla Gentile, Francesco Mingoia, Antonio Palumbo Piccionello, Roberta Bartolotta, Riccardo Delisi, Silvestre Buscemi, Annamaria Martorana
A new series of 3-benzoylamino-5-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)methylaminobenzo[b]furans were synthesized and screened as antitumor agents. As a general trend, tested compounds showed concentration-dependent antiproliferative activity against HeLa and MCF-7 cancer cell lines, exhibiting GI50 values in the low micromolar range. In most cases, insertion of a methyl substituent on the imidazole moiety improved the antiproliferative activity. Therefore, methyl-imidazolyl-benzo[b]furans compounds were tested in cell cycle perturbation experiments, producing cell cycle arrest with proapoptotic effects...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639308/discovery-of-novel-wtret-and-v804mret-inhibitors-from-hit-to-lead
#14
Luca Mologni, Martina Dalla Via, Adriana Chilin, Manlio Palumbo, Giovanni Marzaro
Oncogenic activation of the RET kinase has been found in several neoplastic diseases, like medullary thyroid carcinoma, multiple endocrine neoplasia, papillary thyroid carcinoma and non-small cells lung cancer. Currently approved RET inhibitors were not originally designed to be RET inhibitors and their potency against RET kinase has not been optimized. Hence, novel compounds able to inhibit both wtRET and its mutants (e.g. V804MRET) are needed. Herein we present the development and the preliminary evaluation of a new sub-micromolar wtRET/V804MRET inhibitor (69) endowed with 4-anilinopyridine structure, starting from our previously identified 4-anilinopyrimidine hit compound...
June 22, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634246/assisted-reproductive-techniques-and-risk-of-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome
#15
Alessandro Mussa, Cristina Molinatto, Flavia Cerrato, Orazio Palumbo, Massimo Carella, Giuseppina Baldassarre, Diana Carli, Clementina Peris, Andrea Riccio, Giovanni Battista Ferrero
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The emerging association of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) with imprinting disorders represents a major issue in the scientific debate on infertility treatment and human procreation. We studied the prevalence of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) in children conceived through ART to define the specific associated relative risk. METHODS: Patients with BWS born in Piemonte, Italy, were identified and matched with the general demographic data and corresponding regional ART registry...
June 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629870/tumor-stroma-ratio-is-an-independent-predictor-for-overall-survival-and-disease-free-survival-in-gastric-cancer-patients
#16
Paolo Aurello, Giammauro Berardi, Diego Giulitti, Antonio Palumbo, Simone Maria Tierno, Giuseppe Nigri, Francesco D'Angelo, Emanuela Pilozzi, Giovanni Ramacciato
BACKGROUND: Despite different prognostic factors have been already studied, patients undergoing potentially curative resection for gastric cancer, still have a poor outcome. There is therefore the need to identify novel prognostic factors. Recently, Tumor-Stroma Ratio (TSR) was proven to be associated with prognosis in different types of cancers. Aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of TSR in gastric cancer patients. METHODS: 106 patients underwent gastrectomy between January 2004 and December 2015...
June 16, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628269/effect-of-food-intake-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-a-novel-methylphenidate-extended-release-oral-suspension-for-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#17
Floyd R Sallee, Donna R Palumbo, Richat Abbas, Sally A Berry, Shivanand P Puthli, Kalyan K Kathala
We conducted an open-label, single-dose, randomized, crossover study in healthy adults to assess the impact of food on the bioavailability of 60 mg methylphenidate extended-release oral suspension (MEROS; Quillivant XR™)-a long-acting stimulant for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-by comparing the pharmacokinetic parameters under fed and fasting conditions. When MEROS 60 mg was administered under fed conditions compared with fasting conditions, the exposure of methylphenidate (d enantiomer) was higher, with a mean area under the plasma concentration-vs-time curve (AUC)0-t of 160...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621746/biocompatibility-analyses-of-al%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-treated-titanium-plates-tested-with-osteocyte-and-fibroblast-cell-lines
#18
Alberto Smargiassi, Jessika Bertacchini, Marta Checchi, Francesco Cavani, Marzia Ferretti, Carla Palumbo
Osseointegration of a titanium implant is still an issue in dental/orthopedic implants durable over time. The good integration of these implants is mainly due to their surface and topography. We obtained an innovative titanium surface by shooting different-in-size particles of Al₂O₃ against the titanium scaffolds which seems to be ideal for bone integration. To corroborate that, we used two different cell lines: MLO-Y4 (murine osteocytes) and 293 (human fibroblasts) and tested the titanium scaffolds untreated and treated (i...
June 16, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621669/human-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-exposed-to-hyperthermia-show-a-distinct-gene-expression-profile-and-selective-upregulation-of-igfbp6
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Arcangelo Liso, Stefano Castellani, Francesca Massenzio, Rosa Trotta, Alessandra Pucciarini, Barbara Bigerna, Pasquale De Luca, Pietro Zoppoli, Filippo Castiglione, Maria Concetta Palumbo, Fabrizio Stracci, Matteo Landriscina, Giorgina Specchia, Leon A Bach, Massimo Conese, Brunangelo Falini
Fever plays a role in activating innate immunity while its relevance in activating adaptive immunity is less clear. Even brief exposure to elevated temperatures significantly impacts on the immunostimulatory capacity of dendritic cells (DCs), but the consequences on immune response remain unclear. To address this issue, we analyzed the gene expression profiles of normal human monocyte-derived DCs from nine healthy adults subjected either to fever-like thermal conditions (39°C) or to normal temperature (37°C) for 180 minutes...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621515/on-demand-capture-and-release-of-organic-droplets-using-surfactant-doped-polypyrrole-surfaces
#20
Wei Xu, Anthony Palumbo, Jian Xu, Youhua Jiang, Chang-Hwan Choi, Eui-Hyeok Yang
In this paper, we demonstrate the controlled capture and release of dichloromethane (DCM) droplets on dodecylbenzenesulfonate-doped polypyrrole (PPy(DBS)) surfaces in an aqueous environment. The droplets captured on oxidized PPy(DBS) surfaces were released on-demand via a reduction process at ∼0.9 V, with controlled release time and droplet morphology. The release time of an entire droplet (2 ± 1 μL) was proportional to the thickness of the PPy(DBS) coating, increasing from 11.5 to 26.3 s for thicknesses ranging from 0...
July 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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