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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240350/oncogenic-s1p-signalling-in-ebv-associated-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-activates-akt-and-promotes-cell-migration-through-s1p-receptor-3
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Hui Min Lee, Kwok-Wai Lo, Wenbin Wei, Sai Wah Tsao, Grace Tin Yun Chung, Maha Hafez Ibrahim, Christopher W Dawson, Paul G Murray, Ian C Paterson, Lee Fah Yap
Undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a cancer with high metastatic potential that is consistently associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. In this study, we have investigated the functional contribution of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) signalling to the pathogenesis of NPC. We show that EBV infection or ectopic expression of the EBV-encoded latent genes (EBNA1, LMP1 and LMP2A) can up-regulate sphingosine kinase 1 (SPHK1), the key enzyme that produces S1P, in NPC cell lines. Exogenous addition of S1P promotes the migration of NPC cells through the activation of AKT; shRNA knockdown of SPHK1 resulted in a reduction in the levels of activated AKT and inhibition of cell migration...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240232/venomics-of-tropidolaemus-wagleri-the-sexually-dimorphic-temple-pit-viper-unveiling-a-deeply-conserved-atypical-toxin-arsenal
#2
Choo Hock Tan, Kae Yi Tan, Michelle Khai Khun Yap, Nget Hong Tan
Tropidolaemus wagleri (temple pit viper) is a medically important snake in Southeast Asia. It displays distinct sexual dimorphism and prey specificity, however its venomics and inter-sex venom variation have not been thoroughly investigated. Applying reverse-phase HPLC, we demonstrated that the venom profiles were not significantly affected by sex and geographical locality (Peninsular Malaya, insular Penang, insular Sumatra) of the snakes. Essentially, venoms of both sexes share comparable intravenous median lethal dose (LD50) (0...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239938/lipomatosis-of-the-ileocaecal-valve-an-unusual-cause-of-small-bowel-obstruction
#3
Jiahua Huang, Raymond Yap, Neil Lambie, Francis F Lam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239862/primary-ureteral-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-dog
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F W Yap, X B Huizing, R Rasotto, K L Bowlt-Blacklock
CASE DESCRIPTION: A nearly 6-year-old female spayed Labrador Retriever was presented for acute abdominal pain and lethargy. The dog had no previous health concerns apart from occasional episodes of urinary incontinence in the 2 months prior to presentation. A retroperitoneal mass involving the right ureter was found during the investigations. Serum urea was mildly elevated, but the serum creatinine was within the normal range. No distant metastases were detected. A right ureteronephrectomy was performed...
March 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229253/the-biology-of-uveal-melanoma
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Adriana Amaro, Rosaria Gangemi, Francesca Piaggio, Giovanna Angelini, Gaia Barisione, Silvano Ferrini, Ulrich Pfeffer
Uveal melanoma (UM), a rare cancer of the eye, is distinct from cutaneous melanoma by its etiology, the mutation frequency and profile, and its clinical behavior including resistance to targeted therapy and immune checkpoint blockers. Primary disease is efficiently controlled by surgery or radiation therapy, but about half of UMs develop distant metastasis mostly to the liver. Survival of patients with metastasis is below 1 year and has not improved in decades. Recent years have brought a deep understanding of UM biology characterized by initiating mutations in the G proteins GNAQ and GNA11...
February 22, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223311/single-tumor-initiating-cells-evade-immune-clearance-by-recruiting-type-ii-macrophages
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Xiaocan Guo, Yang Zhao, Huan Yan, Yingcheng Yang, Shuying Shen, Xiaoming Dai, Xinyan Ji, Fubo Ji, Xing-Guo Gong, Li Li, Xueli Bai, Xin-Hua Feng, Tingbo Liang, Junfang Ji, Lei Chen, Hongyang Wang, Bin Zhao
Tumor infiltrated type II (M2) macrophages promote tumorigenesis by suppressing immune clearance, promoting proliferation, and stimulating angiogenesis. Interestingly, macrophages were also found to enrich in small foci of altered hepatocytes containing liver tumor-initiating cells (TICs). However, whether and how TICs specifically recruit macrophages and the function of these macrophages in tumor initiation remain unknown due to technical difficulties. In this study, by generating genetically defined liver TICs, we demonstrate that TICs actively recruit M2 macrophages from as early as the single-cell stage...
February 21, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222762/the-hippo-component-yap-localizes-in-the-nucleus-of-human-papilloma-virus-positive-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Faisal Alzahrani, Leanne Clattenburg, Shanmugam Muruganandan, Martin Bullock, Kaitlyn MacIsaac, Michael Wigerius, Blair A Williams, M Elise R Graham, Matthew H Rigby, Jonathan R B Trites, S Mark Taylor, Christopher J Sinal, James P Fawcett, Robert D Hart
BACKGROUND: HPV infection causes cervical cancer, mediated in part by the degradation of Scribble via the HPV E6 oncoprotein. Recently, Scribble has been shown to be an important regulator of the Hippo signaling cascade. Deregulation of the Hippo pathway induces an abnormal cellular transformation, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, which promotes oncogenic progression. Given the recent rise in oropharyngeal HPV squamous cell carcinoma we sought to determine if Hippo signaling components are implicated in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220857/samhd1-enhances-nucleoside-analogue-efficacy-against-hiv-1-in-myeloid-cells
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Paula Ordonez, Simone Kunzelmann, Harriet C T Groom, Melvyn W Yap, Simon Weising, Chris Meier, Kate N Bishop, Ian A Taylor, Jonathan P Stoye
SAMHD1 is an intracellular enzyme that specifically degrades deoxynucleoside triphosphates into component nucleoside and inorganic triphosphate. In myeloid-derived dendritic cells and macrophages as well as resting T-cells, SAMHD1 blocks HIV-1 infection through this dNTP triphosphohydrolase activity by reducing the cellular dNTP pool to a level that cannot support productive reverse transcription. We now show that, in addition to this direct effect on virus replication, manipulating cellular SAMHD1 activity can significantly enhance or decrease the anti-HIV-1 efficacy of nucleotide analogue reverse transcription inhibitors presumably as a result of modulating dNTP pools that compete for recruitment by viral polymerases...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217460/collagenase-clostridium-histolyticum-intralesional-injections-for-the-treatment-of-peyronie-s-disease-a-safety-profile
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EDITORIAL
Sylvia Yan, Tet Yap, Suks Minhas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216971/prediction-of-esophageal-and-gastric-histology-by-macroscopic-diagnosis-during-upper-endoscopy-in-pediatric-celiac-disease
#10
Erin D Boschee, Jason Y K Yap, Justine M Turner
AIM: To determine the sensitivity of macroscopic appearance for predicting histological diagnosis at sites other than duodenum in pediatric celiac disease (CD). METHODS: Endoscopic and histologic findings in pediatric patients undergoing upper endoscopy for first-time diagnosis of CD at Stollery Children's Hospital from 2010-2012 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Clinical charts from 140 patients were reviewed. Esophageal and gastric biopsies were taken in 54...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216301/identification-of-the-mechanisms-by-which-age-alters-the-mechanosensitivity-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-on-substrates-of-differing-stiffness-implications-for-osteogenesis-and-angiogenesis
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Sara Barreto, Arlyng Gonzalez-Vazquez, Andrew R Cameron, Brenton Cavanagh, Dylan J Murray, Fergal J O'Brien
: In order to identify the mechanisms by which skeletal maturity alters the mechanosensitivity of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and, the implications for osteogenesis and angiogenesis during bone formation, we compared the response of MSCs derived from children and skeletally-mature healthy adults cultured on soft and stiff collagen-coated polyacrylamide substrates. MSCs from children were more mechanosensitive, showing enhanced angiogenesis and osteogenesis on stiff substrates as indicated by increased endothelial tubule formation, PGF production, nuclear-translocation of YAP, ALP activity and mineralisation...
February 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216191/is-the-internet-a-suitable-patient-resource-for-information-on-common-radiological-investigations-radiology-related-information-on-the-internet
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Dermot J Bowden, Lee-Chien Yap, Declan G Sheppard
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the quality of Internet information about common radiological investigations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Duckduckgo) were searched using the terms "X-ray," "cat scan," "MRI," "ultrasound," and "pet scan." The first 10 webpage results returned for each search term were recorded, and their quality and readability were analyzed by two independent reviewers (DJB and LCY), with discrepancies resolved by consensus...
February 17, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215256/the-association-between-chronotype-and-sleep-problems-in-preschool-children
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Nur K Jafar, Elaine K H Tham, Derric Z H Eng, Daniel Y T Goh, Oon-Hoe Teoh, Yung S Lee, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Fabian Yap, Yap Seng Chong, Michael J Meaney, Joshua J Gooley, Birit F P Broekman
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents and adults who are evening-types exhibit shorter sleep duration and more sleep problems than individuals with an earlier chronotype. We hypothesized that already at a preschool age, evening-types would exhibit more sleep problems relative to children who are morning or intermediate chronotypes. The aim of this study was to examine the association between chronotype and sleep problems among preschool children. METHODS: We studied a subset of typically-developing 4...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214659/clinical-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-of-patients-with-advanced-mesothelioma-treated-in-a-phase-i-clinical-trials-unit
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Dionysis Papadatos-Pastos, Desam Roda, Maria Jose De Miguel Luken, Ann Petruckevitch, Awais Jalil, Marta Capelan, Vasiliki Michalarea, Joao Lima, Nikolaos Diamantis, Jaishree Bhosle, L Rhoda Molife, Udai Banerji, Johann S de Bono, Sanjay Popat, Mary E R O'Brien, Timothy A Yap
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported a prognostic score for patients in phase I trials in the Drug Development Unit, treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital (RPS). The RPS is an objective tool used in patient selection for phase I trials based on albumin, number of disease sites and LDH. Patients with mesothelioma are often selected for phase I trials as the disease remains localised for long periods of time. We have now reviewed the clinical outcomes of patients with relapsed malignant mesothelioma (MM) and propose a specific mesothelioma prognostic score (m-RPS) that can help identify patients who are most likely to benefit from early referral...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214406/advancing-access-and-equity-the-vision-of-a-new-generation-in-cancer-control
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André M Ilbawi, Elizabeth Ayoo, Afsan Bhadelia, Runcie C W Chidebe, Temidayo Fadelu, Cristian A Herrera, Han Win Htun, Nauman Arif Jadoon, Oluwafunmilola W James, Leana May, Mauricio Maza, Mellany Murgor, Yetty M Nency, Chukwuma Oraegbunam, Mandi Pratt-Chapman, Xiaojian Qin, Danielle Rodin, Neha Tripathi, Zoe Wainer, Mei Ling Yap
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214087/targeting-the-pd-1-pd-l1-axis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Rajiv Kumar, Dearbhaile Collins, Saoirse Dolly, Fiona McDonald, Mary E R O'Brien, Timothy A Yap
The last decade has witnessed rapid advances in the discovery and development of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer medicine, particularly drugs targeting programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The proven antitumor efficacy coupled with low rates of drug-related toxicities observed, albeit idiosyncratic, with these novel immunotherapeutics have led to the registration of multiple PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors, such as nivolumab, pembrolizumab, and atezolizumab, in second-line advanced NSCLC, whereas durvalumab and avelumab are in late-phase clinical testing...
December 23, 2016: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213440/muscle-yap-is-a-regulator-of-neuromuscular-junction-formation-and-regeneration
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Kai Zhao, Chengyong Shen, Yisheng Lu, Zhihui Huang, Lei Li, Christopher D Rand, Jinxiu Pan, Xiang-Dong Sun, Zhibing Tan, Hongsheng Wang, Guanglin Xing, Yu Cao, Guoqing Hu, Jiliang Zhou, Wen-Cheng Xiong, Lin Mei
Yes-associated protein (Yap) is a major effector of the Hippo pathway that regulates cell proliferation and differentiation during development and restricts tissue growth in adult animals. However, its role in synapse formation remains poorly understood. In this study, we characterized Yap's role in the formation of neuromuscular junction (NMJ). In HSA-Yap(-/-) mice where Yap was mutated specifically in muscle cells, AChR clusters were smaller and were distributed in a broader region in the middle of muscle fibers, suggesting that muscle Yap is necessary for the size and location of AChR clusters...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213204/a-description-of-an-obesogenic-eating-style-that-promotes-higher-energy-intake-and-is-associated-with-greater-adiposity-in-4-5year-old-children-results-from-the-gusto-cohort
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Anna Fogel, Ai Ting Goh, Lisa R Fries, Suresh Anand Sadananthan, S S Velan, Navin Michael, Mya Thway Tint, Marielle Valerie Fortier, Mei Jun Chan, Jia Ying Toh, Yap-Seng Chong, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Yap, Lynette P Shek, Michael J Meaney, Birit F P Broekman, Yung Seng Lee, Keith M Godfrey, Mary Foong Fong Chong, Ciarán G Forde
Recent findings confirm that faster eating rates support higher energy intakes within a meal and are associated with increased body weight and adiposity in children. The current study sought to identify the eating behaviours that underpin faster eating rates and energy intake in children, and to investigate their variations by weight status and other individual differences. Children (N=386) from the Growing Up in Singapore towards Healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) cohort took part in a video-recorded ad libitum lunch at 4...
February 14, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212520/adp-ribosyl-cyclases-cd38-cd157-social-skills-and-friendship
#19
Anne Chong, Fabio Malavasi, Salomon Israel, Chiea Chuen Khor, Von Bing Yap, Mikhail Monakhov, Soo Hong Chew, Poh San Lai, Richard P Ebstein
Why some individuals seek social engagement while others shy away has profound implications for normal and pathological human behavior. Evidence suggests that oxytocin (OT), the paramount human social hormone, and CD38 that governs OT release, contribute to individual differences in social skills from intense social involvement to extreme avoidance that characterize autism. To explore the neurochemical underpinnings of sociality, CD38 expression of peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) was measured in Han Chinese undergraduates...
January 16, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211448/cx-5461-is-a-dna-g-quadruplex-stabilizer-with-selective-lethality-in-brca1-2-deficient-tumours
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Hong Xu, Marco Di Antonio, Steven McKinney, Veena Mathew, Brandon Ho, Nigel J O'Neil, Nancy Dos Santos, Jennifer Silvester, Vivien Wei, Jessica Garcia, Farhia Kabeer, Daniel Lai, Priscilla Soriano, Judit Banáth, Derek S Chiu, Damian Yap, Daniel D Le, Frank B Ye, Anni Zhang, Kelsie Thu, John Soong, Shu-Chuan Lin, Angela Hsin Chin Tsai, Tomo Osako, Teresa Algara, Darren N Saunders, Jason Wong, Jian Xian, Marcel B Bally, James D Brenton, Grant W Brown, Sohrab P Shah, David Cescon, Tak W Mak, Carlos Caldas, Peter C Stirling, Phil Hieter, Shankar Balasubramanian, Samuel Aparicio
G-quadruplex DNAs form four-stranded helical structures and are proposed to play key roles in different cellular processes. Targeting G-quadruplex DNAs for cancer treatment is a very promising prospect. Here, we show that CX-5461 is a G-quadruplex stabilizer, with specific toxicity against BRCA deficiencies in cancer cells and polyclonal patient-derived xenograft models, including tumours resistant to PARP inhibition. Exposure to CX-5461, and its related drug CX-3543, blocks replication forks and induces ssDNA gaps or breaks...
February 17, 2017: Nature Communications
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