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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743165/prognostic-factors-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-blast-phase-in-the-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-era-cohort-study-of-477-patients
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Preetesh Jain, Hagop M Kantarjian, Ahmad Ghorab, Koji Sasaki, Elias J Jabbour, Graciela Nogueras Gonzalez, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, Ghayas C Issa, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Devendra Kc, Sara Dellasala, Sherry Pierce, Marina Konopleva, William G Wierda, Srdan Verstovsek, Naval G Daver, Tapan M Kadia, Gautam Borthakur, Susan O'Brien, Zeev Estrov, Farhad Ravandi, Jorge E Cortes
BACKGROUND: Outcomes in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in blast phase (CML-BP) are historically dismal. Herein, the authors sought to analyze the characteristics, prognostic factors, and survival outcomes in patients with CML-BP in the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) era. METHODS: A total of 477 patients with CML-BP were treated with a TKI at some point during the course of their CML. Cox proportional hazard models identified characteristics that were predictive of survival...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743112/microrna-302b-3p-suppresses-cell-proliferation-through-akt-pathway-by-targeting-igf-1r-in-human-gastric-cancer
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Bo Guo, Zhenghao Zhao, Zhen Wang, Qian Li, Xiaofei Wang, Wenjing Wang, Tusheng Song, Che Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MiR-302b is a major microRNA found in human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. However, its function in gastric cancer progression remains unclear. METHODS: Quantitative reverse transcription-PCR was performed to detect the expression levels of miR-302b-3p in gastric cancer tissues. MTT, colony formation, and flow cytometer analyses were conducted to explore the function of miR-302b-3p in MKN-45/SGC-7901 cells. A dual-luciferase reporter was used to validate the bioinformatics-predicted target gene of miR-302b-3p...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743088/chitosan-derived-co-spheroids-of-neural-stem-cells-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-neural-regeneration
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Hao-Wei Han, Shan-Hui Hsu
Chitosan has been considered as candidate biomaterials for neural applications. The effective treatment of neurodegeneration or injury to the central nervous system (CNS) is still in lack nowadays. Adult neural stem cells (NSCs) represents a promising cell source to treat the CNS diseases but they are limited in number. Here, we developed the core-shell spheroids of NSCs (shell) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs, core) by co-culturing cells on the chitosan surface. The NSCs in chitosan derived co-spheroids displayed a higher survival rate than those in NSC homo-spheroids...
July 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743043/neurotrophy-and-immunomodulation-of-induced-neural-stem-cell-grafts-in-a-mouse-model-of-closed-head-injury
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Mou Gao, Hui Yao, Qin Dong, Yan Zhang, Yang Yang, Yihua Zhang, Zhijun Yang, Minhui Xu, Ruxiang Xu
Closed head injury (CHI) usually results in severe and permanent neurological impairments, which are caused by several intertwined phenomena, such as cerebral edema, blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, neuronal loss, astroglial scarring and inflammation. We previously reported that induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), similar to neural stem cells (NSCs), can accelerate neurological recovery in vivo and produce neurotrophic factors in vitro. However, the effects of iNSC neurotrophy following CHI were not determined...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research
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/28742650/reliable-and-easy-to-use-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-simultaneous-analysis-of-fluconazole-isavuconazole-itraconazole-hydroxy-itraconazole-posaconazole-and-voriconazole-in-human-plasma-and-serum
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Carsten Müller, David Gehlen, Cornelia Blaich, Domenik Prozeller, Blasius Liss, Thomas Streichert, Martin H J Wiesen
BACKGROUND: A fast and easy-to-use liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the determination and quantification of six triazoles (fluconazole (FLZ), isavuconazole (ISZ), itraconazole (ITZ), hydroxy-itraconazole (OH-ITZ), posaconazole (PSZ), voriconazole (VRZ)) in human plasma and serum was developed and validated for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). METHODS: Sample preparation was based on protein precipitation with acetonitrile and subsequent centrifugation...
July 24, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742454/lenalidomide-maintenance-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-a-meta-analysis
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Philip L McCarthy, Sarah A Holstein, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Paul G Richardson, Cyrille Hulin, Patrizia Tosi, Sara Bringhen, Pellegrino Musto, Kenneth C Anderson, Denis Caillot, Francesca Gay, Philippe Moreau, Gerald Marit, Sin-Ho Jung, Zhinuan Yu, Benjamin Winograd, Robert D Knight, Antonio Palumbo, Michel Attal
Purpose Lenalidomide maintenance therapy after autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) demonstrated prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) versus placebo or observation in several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM). All studies had PFS as the primary end point, and none were powered for overall survival (OS) as a primary end point. Thus, a meta-analysis was conducted to better understand the impact of lenalidomide maintenance in this setting. Patients and Methods The meta-analysis was conducted using primary-source patient-level data and documentation from three RCTs (Cancer and Leukemia Group B 100104, Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell'Adulto RV-MM-PI-209, and Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome 2005-02) that met the following prespecified inclusion criteria: an RCT in patients with NDMM receiving ASCT followed by lenalidomide maintenance versus placebo or observation with patient-level data available and achieved database lock for primary efficacy analysis...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742419/insights-into-the-management-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-resource-poor-settings-a-mexican-perspective
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Andrés Gomez-De-León, David Gómez-Almaguer, Guillermo J Ruiz-Delgado, Guillermo J Ruiz-Arguelles
The arrival of targeted therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was revolutionary. However, due to the high cost of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, access to this highly effective therapy with strict monitoring strategies is limited in low to middle-income countries. In this context, following standard recommendations proposed by experts in developed countries is difficult. Areas covered: This review aims to provide an insight into the management of patients with CML living in a resource-limited setting. It addresses several issues: diagnosis, initial treatment, disease monitoring, and additional treatment alternatives including allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742320/nanoscale-probing-of-elastic-electronic-response-to-vacancy-motion-in-nio-nanocrystals
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Fran Kurnia, Jeffrey Cheung, Xuan Cheng, Jivika Sullaphen, Sergei V Kalinin, Nagarajan Valanoor, Rama K Vasudevan
Measuring the diffusion of ions and vacancies at nanometer length scales is crucial to understanding fundamental mechanisms driving technologies as diverse as batteries, fuel cells and memristors; yet such measurements remains extremely challenging. Here, we employ a multi-modal scanning probe microscopy (SPM) technique to explore the interplay between electronic, elastic and ionic processes via first order reversal curve I-V measurements in conjunction with electrochemical strain microscopy (ESM). The technique is employed to investigate the diffusion of oxygen vacancies in model epitaxial nickel oxide (NiO) nanocrystals with resistive switching characteristics...
July 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742318/development-of-a-virtual-cell-model-to-predict-cell-response-to-substrate-topography
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Tiam Heydari, Maziar Heidari, Omid Mashinchian, Michal Wojcik, Ke Xu, Matthew John Dalby, Morteza Mahmoudi, Mohammad Reza Ejtehadi
Cells can sense and respond to changes in the topographical, chemical, and mechanical information in their environment. Engineered substrates are increasingly being developed that exploit these physical attributes to direct cell responses (most notably mesenchymal stem cells) and therefore control cell behavior toward desired applications. However, there are very few methods available for robust and accurate modeling that can predict cell behavior prior to experimental evaluations and this typically means that many cell test iterations are needed to identify best material features...
July 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742191/high-progesterone-levels-during-the-luteal-phase-related-to-the-use-of-an-aromatase-inhibitor-in-breast-cancer-patients
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C Alviggi, R Marci, R Vallone, A Conforti, F Di Rella, I Strina, S Picarelli, P De Rosa, M De Laurentiis, C Yding Andersen, G De Placido
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hormonal profile in three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation in the presence of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In IVF University referral center, a case series of three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with recombinant FSH and letrozole were investigated. Ovulation was induced with hCG (case No. 1) or with GnRH agonist (case No. 2-3). The primary outcome of our study was the detection of progesterone levels in the luteal phase...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742076/altered-neurite-morphology-and-cholinergic-function-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neurons-from-a-patient-with-kleefstra-syndrome-and-autism
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J Nagy, J Kobolák, S Berzsenyi, Z Ábrahám, H X Avci, I Bock, Z Bekes, B Hodoscsek, A Chandrasekaran, A Téglási, P Dezső, B Koványi, E T Vörös, L Fodor, T Szél, K Németh, A Balázs, A Dinnyés, B Lendvai, G Lévay, V Román
The aim of the present study was to establish an in vitro Kleefstra syndrome (KS) disease model using the human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) technology. Previously, an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) patient with Kleefstra syndrome (KS-ASD) carrying a deleterious premature termination codon mutation in the EHMT1 gene was identified. Patient specific hiPSCs generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of the KS-ASD patient were differentiated into post-mitotic cortical neurons. Lower levels of EHMT1 mRNA as well as protein expression were confirmed in these cells...
July 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742026/aire-is-a-critical-spindle-associated-protein-in-embryonic-stem-cells
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Bin Gu, Jean-Philippe Lambert, Katie Cockburn, Anne-Claude Gingras, Janet Rossant
Embryonic stem (ES) cells go though embryo-like cell cycles regulated by specialized molecular mechanisms. However, it is not known whether there are ES cell-specific mechanisms regulating mitotic fidelity. Here we showed that Autoimmune Regulator (Aire), a transcription coordinator involved in immune tolerance processes, is a critical spindle-associated protein in mouse ES(mES) cells. BioID analysis showed that AIRE associates with spindle-associated proteins in mES cells. Loss of function analysis revealed that Aire was important for centrosome number regulation and spindle pole integrity specifically in mES cells...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741921/bioinspired-composite-matrix-containing-ha-silica-core-shell-nanorods-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Anitha A, Deepthy Menon, Sivanarayanan Tb, Manzoor Koyakutty, Chandini C Mohan, Shantikumar V Nair, Manitha B Nair
Development of multifunctional bioinspired scaffolds that can stimulate vascularization and rege-neration is necessary for application in bone tissue engineering. Herein, we report a composite matrix containing Hydroxyapatite (HA) - silica core shell nanorods with good biocompatibility, osteogenic differentiation, vascularization and bone regeneration potential. The biomaterial consist of crystalline, rod-shaped nanoHA core with uniform amorphous silica sheath (Si-nHA) that retains the characteristic phases of the individual components, confirmed by HR-TEM, XRD, XPS and FTIR...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741855/in-vivo-rescue-of-the-hematopoietic-niche-by-pluripotent-stem-cell-complementation-of-defective-osteoblast-compartments
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Rhiannon Chubb, James Oh, Alyssa K Riley, Takaharu Kimura, Sean M Wu, Joy Y Wu
Bone-forming osteoblasts play critical roles in supporting bone marrow hematopoiesis. Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), including embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, are capable of differentiating into osteoblasts. To determine the capacity of stem cells needed to rescue aberrant skeletal development and bone marrow hematopoiesis in vivo, we employed a skeletal complementation model. Mice deficient in Runx2, a master transcription factor for osteoblastogenesis, fail to form a mineralized skeleton and bone marrow...
July 25, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741758/stem-cell-derived-exosomes-a-promising-strategy-for-fracture-healing
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REVIEW
Zi-Chen Hao, Jun Lu, Shan-Zheng Wang, Hao Wu, Yun-Tong Zhang, Shuo-Gui Xu
OBJECTIVES: To describe the biological characteristics of exosomes and to summarize the current status of stem cell-derived exosomes on fracture healing. Meanwhile, future challenges, limitations and perspectives are also discussed. METHODS: Search and analyze the related articles in pubmed database through the multi-combination of keywords like "stem cells","exosomes","bone regeneration" and "fracture healing". CONCLUSION: Stem cell-derived exosome therapy for fracture healing has been enjoying popularity and is drawing increasing attention...
July 25, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741746/skin-lesion-in-a-patient-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Erica E Kaufman West, Mudresh Mehta, Vinit Patel, Robin Chamberland
We present a case of a 61-year-old Caucasian woman who was hospitalized with fevers on day 176 after a matched unrelated stem cell transplant for acute myelogenous leukemia. She developed hemorrhagic bullae on the skin of her right thigh, and blood cultures and skin biopsy both confirmed Fusarium proliferatum. Despite antifungal therapy, her condition worsened and she died while on comfort-only measures. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 25, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741725/cell-derived-micro-environment-helps-dental-pulp-stem-cells-promote-dental-pulp-regeneration
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Xuexin Zhang, Hui Li, Jingjing Sun, Xiangyou Luo, Hefeng Yang, Li Xie, Bo Yang, Weihua Guo, Weidong Tian
OBJECTIVES: The function of the dental pulp is closely connected to the extracellular matrix (ECM) structure, and ECM has received significant attention due to its biological functions for regulating cells. As such, the interaction between the ECM niche and cells is worth exploring for potential clinical uses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, dental pulp stem cell (DPSC)-derived ECM (DPM) was prepared through cell culture and decellularization to function as the cell niche, and changes in DPSC behaviour and histological analysis of dental pulp tissue regeneration were evaluated following the DPM culture...
July 25, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741521/hypoxia-inducible-factors-master-regulators-of-cancer-progression
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REVIEW
Luana Schito, Gregg L Semenza
Intratumoral hypoxia (reduced O2 availability) is a common finding in human cancer and leads to increased activity of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs), which regulate the expression of genes that contribute to angiogenesis, metabolic reprogramming, extracellular matrix remodeling, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, motility, invasion, metastasis, cancer stem cell maintenance, immune evasion, and resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Conventional anticancer therapies target well-oxygenated and proliferating cancer cells, whereas there are no approved therapies that target hypoxic cancer cells, despite growing clinical and experimental evidence indicating that intratumoral hypoxia is a critical microenvironmental factor driving cancer progression...
December 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741520/nutrient-exploitation-within-the-tumor-stroma-metabolic-crosstalk
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REVIEW
Andrea Morandi, Elisa Giannoni, Paola Chiarugi
The tumor microenvironment has an essential role in defining tumor malignancy, since it can either promote or prevent tumor initiation and subsequent progression and metastatic dissemination. Recent studies demonstrate that highly aggressive cancer cells display a high degree of metabolic plasticity paralleled by the acquisition of stemness and chemoresistant properties. In addition, cancer-associated fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and immune cells have an important role in shaping the metabolic behavior of cancer cells...
December 2016: Trends in Cancer
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