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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742937/models-for-discovery-of-targeted-therapy-in-genetic-epileptic-encephalopathies
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REVIEW
Snezana Maljevic, Christopher A Reid, Steven Petrou
Epileptic encephalopathies are severe disorders emerging in the first days to years of life that commonly include refractory seizures, various types of movement disorders, and different levels of developmental delay. In recent years, many de novo occurring variants have been identified in individuals with these devastating disorders. To unravel disease mechanisms the functional impact of detected variants associated with epileptic encephalopathies is investigated in a range of cellular and animal models. This review addresses efforts to advance and use such models to identify specific molecular and cellular targets for the development of novel therapies...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741491/watson-for-genomics-moving-personalized-medicine-forward
#2
Kahn Rhrissorrakrai, Takahiko Koyama, Laxmi Parida
The confluence of genomic technologies and cognitive computing has brought us to the doorstep of widespread usage of personalized medicine. Cognitive systems, such as Watson for Genomics (WG), integrate massive amounts of new omic data with the current body of knowledge to assist physicians in analyzing and acting on patient's genomic profiles.
August 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741410/how-can-precision-medicine-be-applied-to-temporomandibular-disorders-and-its-comorbidities
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Joan B Wilentz, Allen W Cowley
The Eighth Scientific Meeting of The TMJ Association, Ltd. was held in Bethesda, Maryland, September 11-13, 2016. As in the past, the meeting was cosponsored by components of the National Institutes of Health with speakers invited to review the state of temporomandibular disorder science and propose recommendations to further progress. The theme of precision medicine, which aims to tailor disease treatment and prevention to match the characteristics of an individual patient (genetic, epigenetic, environmental, lifestyle) underscored the current consensus that temporomandibular disorders are no longer viewed as local conditions of jaw pain and dysfunction...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741165/history-and-conceptual-developments-in-vascular-biology-and-angiogenesis-research-a-personal-view
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Andreas Bikfalvi
Vascular biology is an important scientific domain that has gradually penetrated many medical and scientific fields. Scientists are most often focused on present problems in their daily scientific work and lack awareness regarding the evolution of their domain throughout history and of how philosophical issues are related to their research field. In this article, I provide a personal view with an attempt to conceptualize vascular development research that articulates lessons taken from history, philosophy, biology and medicine...
July 24, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740407/comparison-of-a-mouse-and-a-novel-human-scfv-snap-auristatin-f-drug-conjugate-with-potent-activity-against-egfr-overexpressing-human-solid-tumor-cells
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Mira Woitok, Diana Klose, Stefano Di Fiore, Wolfgang Richter, Christoph Stein, Gerrit Gresch, Elena Grieger, Stefan Barth, Rainer Fischer, Katharina Kolberg, Judith Niesen
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) can deliver toxins to specific targets such as tumor cells. They have shown promise in preclinical/clinical development but feature stoichiometrically undefined chemical linkages, and those based on full-size antibodies achieve only limited tumor penetration. SNAP-tag technology can overcome these challenges by conjugating benzylguanine-modified toxins to single-chain fragment variables (scFvs) with 1:1 stoichiometry while preserving antigen binding. Two (human and mouse) scFv-SNAP fusion proteins recognizing the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) were expressed in HEK 293T cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739109/generation-of-glucose-sensitive-insulin-secreting-beta-like-cells-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells-by-incorporating-a-synthetic-lineage-control-network
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Pratik Saxena, Daniel Bojar, Henryk Zulewski, Martin Fussenegger
We previously reported novel technology to differentiate induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs) into glucose-sensitive insulin-secreting beta-like cells by engineering a synthetic lineage-control network regulated by the licensed food additive vanillic acid. This genetic network was able to program intricate expression dynamics of the key transcription factors Ngn3 (neurogenin 3, OFF-ON-OFF), Pdx1 (pancreatic and duodenal homeobox 1, ON-OFF-ON) and MafA (V-maf musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homologue A, OFF-ON) to guide the differentiation of IPSC-derived pancreatic progenitor cells to beta-like cells...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738987/evaluation-of-sensor-technology-to-detect-fall-risk-and-prevent-falls-in-acute-care
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Patricia Potter, Kelly Allen, Eileen Costantinou, William Dean Klinkenberg, Jill Malen, Traci Norris, Elizabeth O'Connor, Wilhemina Roney, Heidi Hahn Tymkew, Laurie Wolf
BACKGROUND: Sensor technology that dynamically identifies hospitalized patients' fall risk and detects and alerts nurses of high-risk patients' early exits out of bed has potential for reducing fall rates and preventing patient harm. During Phase 1 (August 2014-January 2015) of a previously reported performance improvement project, an innovative depth sensor was evaluated on two inpatient medical units to study fall characteristics. In Phase 2 (April 2015-January 2016), a combined depth and bed sensor system designed to assign patient fall probability, detect patient bed exits, and subsequently prevent falls was evaluated...
August 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738331/future-perspectives-in-sleep-medicine
#8
Leh-Kiong Anne Huon, Christian Guilleminault
"Sleep Medicine" is now a specialty in its own right. Currently, there is increasing recognition of the very negative impact sleep disorders have on learning, education, safety, and quality of life. Technological advances will help us to break down diagnoses (e.g., narcolepsy has now been subdivided into types 1 and 2, depending upon the hypocretin levels in the spinal fluid) and to discover relationships to other bodily systems (e.g., type 1 narcolepsy potentially being an autoimmune disorder). The modern lifestyle of many, as characterized by a shortening of sleep periods, shift work, jet lag, and the need to be constantly available, means that advances in sleep medicine may result in a major understanding of more balanced "work-rest lifestyle" modifications...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737972/identifying-health-information-technology-needs-of-oncologists-to-facilitate-the-adoption-of-genomic-medicine-recommendations-from-the-2016-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-omics-and-precision-oncology-workshop
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Kevin S Hughes, Edward P Ambinder, Gregory P Hess, Peter Paul Yu, Elmer V Bernstam, Mark J Routbort, Jean Rene Clemenceau, John T Hamm, Phillip G Febbo, Susan M Domchek, James L Chen, Jeremy L Warner
At the ASCO Data Standards and Interoperability Summit held in May 2016, it was unanimously decided that four areas of current oncology clinical practice have serious, unmet health information technology needs. The following areas of need were identified: 1) omics and precision oncology, 2) advancing interoperability, 3) patient engagement, and 4) value-based oncology. To begin to address these issues, ASCO convened two complementary workshops: the Omics and Precision Oncology Workshop in October 2016 and the Advancing Interoperability Workshop in December 2016...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737391/role-of-dispersive-fluorous-interaction-in-the-solvation-dynamics-of-the-perfluoro-group-containing-molecules
#10
Saptarsi Mondal, Soumit Chaterjee, Ritaban Halder, Biman Jana, Prashant Chandra Singh
Perfluoro group containing molecules possess an important self-aggregation property through the fluorous (F•••F) interaction which makes them useful for diverse applications such as medicinal chemistry, separation techniques, polymer technology and biology. In this paper, we have investigated the solvation dynamics of coumarin-153 (C153) and coumarin-6H (C6H) in ethanol (ETH), 2-fluoroethanol (MFE) and 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol (TFE) using the femtosecond upconversion technique and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation to understand the role of fluorous interaction between the solute and solvent molecules in the solvation dynamics of perfluoro group containing molecules...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736679/chloroplast-genome-sequence-annotation-of-i-dendrobium-nobile-i-asparagales-orchidaceae-an-endangered-medicinal-orchid-from-northeast-india
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Devendra Biswal, Ruchishree Konhar, Manish Debnath, Sriram Parameswaran, Durai Sundar, Pramod Tandon
Orchidaceae constitutes one of the largest families of angiosperms. Owing to the significance of orchids in plant biology, market needs and current sustainable technology levels, basic research on the biology of orchids and their applications in the orchid industry is increasing. Although chloroplast (cp) genomes continue to be evolutionarily informative, there is very limited information available on orchid chloroplast genomes in public repositories. Here, we report the complete cp genome sequence of Dendrobium nobile from Northeast India (Orchidaceae, Asparagales), bearing the GenBank accession number KX377961, which will provide valuable information for future research on orchid genomics and evolution, as well as the medicinal value of orchids...
May 19, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736627/personalized-and-precision-medicine-integrating-genomics-into-treatment-decisions-in-gastrointestinal-malignancies
#12
REVIEW
Trang H Au, Kai Wang, David Stenehjem, Ignacio Garrido-Laguna
The advent of next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies has advanced our understanding of the intrinsic biology of different gastrointestinal (GI) tumor types. The use of novel, more efficient sequencing platforms has improved turnaround times of sequencing results. This is providing real time opportunities to put precision medicine to the test. A number of early phase clinical trials are testing targeted therapies in unique molecularly characterized subsets of patients (baskets). While basket studies are gaining momentum, treatment failures serve to remind us that shifting from a histology-driven to a histology-agnostic approach is unlikely to be a failure-free strategy for a number of tumor types as recently learnt from vemurafenib failure in BRAF mutated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC)...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735655/an-intramedullary-nail-coated-with-antibiotic-and-growth-factor-nanoparticles-an-individualized-state-of-the-art-treatment-for-chronic-osteomyelitis-with-bone-defects
#13
Roberto Berebichez-Fridman, Pablo Montero-Olvera, Ricardo Gómez-García, Enrique Berebichez-Fastlicht
Among various infections, chronic osteomyelitis is one of the most challenging in terms of treatment. This infection is more common among patients with open fractures and those who have undergone elective orthopedic procedures. The treatment of osteomyelitis requires high antibiotic doses and an aggressive and multifaceted surgical approach. The use of parenteral antibiotics alone, without debridement, is not sufficiently effective, due to the formation of sequestra and the low vascularity of the affected area...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734944/triple-negative-breast-cancer-next-generation-sequencing-for-target-identification
#14
REVIEW
Jonathan D Marotti, Francine B de Abreu, Wendy A Wells, Gregory J Tsongalis
Our ability to now study disease at the most fundamental molecular level has led to a reclassification of human cancers into numerous subtypes that vary in disease progression and response to therapy. Like most solid tumors, breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease with considerable variation in histological and biological features. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a subtype of breast cancer in which estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor are not expressed, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 is not amplified or overexpressed...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734822/icotinib-versus-whole-brain-irradiation-in-patients-with-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-multiple-brain-metastases-brain-a-multicentre-phase-3-open-label-parallel-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Jin-Ji Yang, Caicun Zhou, Yisheng Huang, Jifeng Feng, Sun Lu, Yong Song, Cheng Huang, Gang Wu, Li Zhang, Ying Cheng, Chengping Hu, Gongyan Chen, Li Zhang, Xiaoqing Liu, Hong Hong Yan, Fen Lai Tan, Wenzhao Zhong, Yi-Long Wu
BACKGROUND: For patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and multiple brain metastases, whole-brain irradiation (WBI) is a standard-of-care treatment, but its effects on neurocognition are complex and concerning. We compared the efficacy of an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), icotinib, versus WBI with or without chemotherapy in a phase 3 trial of patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC and multiple brain metastases. METHODS: We did a multicentre, open-label, parallel randomised controlled trial (BRAIN) at 17 hospitals in China...
July 19, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732469/microsatellite-marker-development-by-partial-sequencing-of-the-sour-passion-fruit-genome-passiflora-edulis-sims
#16
Susan Araya, Alexandre M Martins, Nilton T V Junqueira, Ana Maria Costa, Fábio G Faleiro, Márcio E Ferreira
BACKGROUND: The Passiflora genus comprises hundreds of wild and cultivated species of passion fruit used for food, industrial, ornamental and medicinal purposes. Efforts to develop genomic tools for genetic analysis of P. edulis, the most important commercial Passiflora species, are still incipient. In spite of many recognized applications of microsatellite markers in genetics and breeding, their availability for passion fruit research remains restricted. Microsatellite markers in P. edulis are usually limited in number, show reduced polymorphism, and are mostly based on compound or imperfect repeats...
July 21, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729428/fluorine-18-labeled-carboplatin-derivative-for-pet-imaging-of-platinum-drug-distribution
#17
Narottam Lamichhane, Gajanan K Dewkar, Sundaresan Gobalakrishnan, Li Wang, Purnima Jose, Muhammad Otabashi, Jean-Luc Morelle, Nicholas Farrell, Jamal Zweit
Increasing evidence indicates that reduced intracellular drug accumulation is the parameter most consistently associated with platinum drug resistance, and emphasizes the need to directly measure intra-tumor drug concentration. In the era of precision medicine and with the advent of powerful imaging and proteomics technologies, there is an opportunity to better understand drug resistance, by exploiting these techniques to provide new knowledge on drug-target interactions. Here, we are contributing to this endeavor by reporting on the development of a fluorine-18 labeled carboplatin derivative ((18)F-FCP) that can be used to potentially image drug uptake and retention, including intra-tumoral distribution, by positron emission tomography (PET)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729406/tumor-evolution-as-a-therapeutic-target
#18
REVIEW
Nabil Amirouchene-Angelozzi, Charles Swanton, Alberto Bardelli
Recent technological advances in the field of molecular diagnostics (including blood-based tumor genotyping) allow the measurement of clonal evolution in patients with cancer, thus adding a new dimension to precision medicine: time. The translation of this new knowledge into clinical benefit implies rethinking therapeutic strategies. In essence, it means considering as a target not only individual oncogenes but also the evolving nature of human tumors. Here, we analyze the limitations of targeted therapies and propose approaches for treatment within an evolutionary framework...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729303/amotosalen-uva-pathogen-inactivation-technology-reduces-platelet-activatability-induces-apoptosis-and-accelerates-clearance
#19
Simona Stivala, Sara Gobbato, Laura Infanti, Martin F Reiner, Nicole Bonetti, Sara C Meyer, Giovanni G Camici, Thomas F Lüscher, Andreas Buser, Jürg H Beer
Amotosalen and ultraviolet A photochemical-based pathogen reduction using the InterceptTM Blood System is an effective and established technology for platelet and plasma components, which is adopted in more than 40 countries worldwide. Several reports point towards a reduced platelet function after Amotosalen/UVA exposure. The current study was undertaken to identify the mechanisms responsible for the early impairment of platelet function by the InterceptTM Blood System. Twenty-five platelet apheresis units were collected from healthy volunteers following standard procedures and split into 2 components, one untreated and the other treated with Amotosalen/UVA...
July 20, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729228/tangled-history-of-the-european-uses-of-sphagnum-moss-and-sphagnol
#20
REVIEW
Jacek Drobnik, Adam Stebel
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sphagnum mosses and peat could have been utilized as wound dressings for centuries, however reliable data on this subject are ambiguous; sometimes even no distinction between peat moss (Sphagnum spp.) and peat is made or these terms become confused. The first scientific account on surgical use of peat comes from 1882: a peat digger who successfully, by himself and in the way unknown to the then medicine, cured an open fracture of his forearm with peat. The peat, and very soon the peat moss itself (which is the major constituent of peat) drew attention of the 19(th)-century surgeons...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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