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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896837/cd6-and-linker-of-activated-t-cells-are-potential-interaction-partners-for-t-cell-specific-adaptor-protein
#1
Cecilie Dahl Hem, Marianne Ekornhol, Stine Granum, Vibeke Sundvold-Gjerstad, Anne Spurkland
The T cell specific adaptor protein (TSAd) contains several protein interaction domains, and is merging as a modulator of T cell activation. Several interaction partners for the TSAd proline rich region and phosphotyrosines have been identified, including the Src and Tec family kinases Lymphocyte specific protein tyrosine kinase (Lck) and Interleukin 2-Inducible T-cell kinase (Itk). Via its Src homology 2 (SH2) domain, TSAd may thus function as a link between these enzymes and other signaling molecules. However, few binding partners to the TSAd SH2 domain in T cells are hitherto known...
November 29, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802969/ibrutinib-efficacy-and-tolerability-in-patients-with-relapsed-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-following-allogeneic-hct
#2
Christine E Ryan, Bita Sahaf, Aaron C Logan, Susan O'Brien, John C Byrd, Peter Hillmen, Jennifer R Brown, Martin J S Dyer, Anthony R Mato, Michael J Keating, Samantha Jaglowski, Fong Clow, Andrew R Rezvani, Lori Styles, Steven E Coutre, David B Miklos
Ibrutinib, a potent and irreversible small molecule inhibitor of both Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) and interleukin-2 inducible kinase (ITK), has been used to treat relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with prolongation of progression-free and overall survival. Here we present 27 patients with relapsed CLL following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation who subsequently received ibrutinib salvage therapy. Sixteen of these patients were part of multi-institutional clinical trials and achieved an overall response rate of 87...
November 1, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793034/therapeutic-efficacy-of-the-bromodomain-inhibitor-otx015-mk-8628-in-alk-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-an-alternative-modality-to-overcome-resistant-phenotypes
#3
Michela Boi, Maria Todaro, Valentina Vurchio, Shao Ning Yang, John Moon, Ivo Kwee, Andrea Rinaldi, Heng Pan, Ramona Crescenzo, Mangeng Cheng, Leandro Cerchietti, Olivier Elemento, Maria E Riveiro, Esteban Cvitkovic, Francesco Bertoni, Giorgio Inghirami
Anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL) represent a peripheral T-cell lymphoma subgroup, stratified based on the presence or absence of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) chimeras. Although ALK-positive ALCLs have a more favorable outcome than ALK-negative ALCL, refractory and/or relapsed forms are common and novel treatments are needed. Here we investigated the therapeutic potential of a novel bromodomain inhibitor, OTX015/MK-8628 in ALK-positive ALCLs.The effects of OTX015 on a panel of ALK+ ALCL cell lines was evaluated in terms of proliferation, cell cycle and downstream signaling, including gene expression profiling analyses...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787834/cx-dpx-and-pcw-web-servers-for-the-visualization-of-interior-and-protruding-regions-of-protein-structures-in-3d-and-1d
#4
Balázs Ligeti, Roberto Vera, János Juhász, Sándor Pongor
The CX and DPX web-based servers at http://pongor.itk.ppke.hu/bioinfoservices are dedicated to the analysis of protein 3D structures submitted by the users as Protein Data Bank (PDB) files. CX computes an atomic protrusion index, cx that makes it possible to highlight the protruding atoms within a protein 3D structure. DPX calculates a depth index, dpx for buried atoms, and allows one to visualize the distribution of buried residues. CX and DPX visualize 3D structures colored according to the calculated indices and return PDB files that can be visualized using standard programs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787817/consensus-prediction-of-charged-single-alpha-helices-with-csahserver
#5
Dániel Dudola, Gábor Tóth, László Nyitray, Zoltán Gáspári
Charged single alpha-helices (CSAHs) constitute a rare structural motif. CSAH is characterized by a high density of regularly alternating residues with positively and negatively charged side chains. Such segments exhibit unique structural properties; however, there are only a handful of proteins where its existence is experimentally verified. Therefore, establishing a pipeline that is capable of predicting the presence of CSAH segments with a low false positive rate is of considerable importance. Here we describe a consensus-based approach that relies on two conceptually different CSAH detection methods and a final filter based on the estimated helix-forming capabilities of the segments...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780854/t-cell-receptor-signaling-activates-an-itk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-gata-3-axis-in-t-cell-lymphomas-facilitating-resistance-to-chemotherapy
#6
Tianjiao Wang, Ye Lu, Avery Polk, Pinki Chowdhury, Carlos Murga-Zamalloa, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Koichiro Suemori, Niklas Beyersdorf, Alexandra C Hristov, Megan S Lim, Nathanael G Bailey, Ryan A Wilcox
PURPOSE: T-cell lymphomas are a molecularly heterogeneous group of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) that account for a disproportionate number of NHL disease-related deaths due to their inherent and acquired resistance to standard multiagent chemotherapy regimens. Despite their molecular heterogeneity and frequent loss of various T-cell specific receptors, the T-cell antigen receptor is retained in the majority of these lymphomas. As T-cell receptor (TCR) engagement activates a number of signaling pathways and transcription factors that regulate T-cell growth and survival, we examined the TCR's role in mediating resistance to chemotherapy...
October 25, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780224/glioblastoma-segmentation-comparison-of-three-different-software-packages
#7
Even Hovig Fyllingen, Anne Line Stensjøen, Erik Magnus Berntsen, Ole Solheim, Ingerid Reinertsen
To facilitate a more widespread use of volumetric tumor segmentation in clinical studies, there is an urgent need for reliable, user-friendly segmentation software. The aim of this study was therefore to compare three different software packages for semi-automatic brain tumor segmentation of glioblastoma; namely BrainVoyagerTM QX, ITK-Snap and 3D Slicer, and to make data available for future reference. Pre-operative, contrast enhanced T1-weighted 1.5 or 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans were obtained in 20 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for glioblastoma...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756551/influence-of-the-volume-of-soft-tissue-herniation-on-clinical-symptoms-of-patients-with-orbital-floor-fractures
#8
Ali-Farid Safi, Marie-Theres Richter, Daniel Rothamel, Hans-Joachim Nickenig, Martin Scheer, Joachim Zöller, Matthias Kreppel
INTRODUCTION: One of the most important complications of orbital floor fractures is diplopia and restricted ocular movement. The role of the volume of soft tissue herniation on these clinical symptoms after orbital floor fractures is unclear and potentially may predict development of persistent clinical symptoms. Therefore the aim of this study was to assess pre- and postoperative complications associated to the volume of soft tissue herniation, with special interest to diplopia and bulbus motility impairment...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730414/survey-of-non-rigid-registration-tools-in-medicine
#9
András P Keszei, Benjamin Berkels, Thomas M Deserno
We catalogue available software solutions for non-rigid image registration to support scientists in selecting suitable tools for specific medical registration purposes. Registration tools were identified using non-systematic search in Pubmed, Web of Science, IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, Google Scholar, and through references in identified sources (n = 22). Exclusions are due to unavailability or inappropriateness. The remaining (n = 18) tools were classified by (i) access and technology, (ii) interfaces and application, (iii) living community, (iv) supported file formats, and (v) types of registration methodologies emphasizing the similarity measures implemented...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729219/interleukin-2-inducible-t-cell-kinase-expression-and-relation-to-disease-severity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#10
Wang-Dong Xu, Lin-Chong Su, Qi-Bing Xie, Yi Zhao, Yi Liu
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-2 inducible T-cell kinase (ITK) is expressed in T cells, and plays an important role in autoimmune inflammatory diseases through regulating the balance of Th17/Treg. However, its role in human systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remains unclear. The present study aims to measure the activation status of ITK in T cells from SLE patients and healthy controls, and identify its possible correlation to disease severity. We also discuss the serum levels of Th17, Treg related cytokines including IL-17, IL-21, IL-22, IL-10, analyzing correlation between ITK and Th17/Treg related cytokines...
October 8, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678331/ibrutinib-inhibits-erbb-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-and-her2-amplified-breast-cancer-cell-growth
#11
Jun Chen, Taisei Kinoshita, Juthamas Sukbuntherng, Betty Y Chang, Laurence Elias
Ibrutinib is a potent, small-molecule Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor developed for the treatment of B-cell malignancies. Ibrutinib covalently binds to Cys481 in the ATP-binding domain of BTK. This cysteine residue is conserved among 9 other tyrosine kinases, including HER2 and EGFR, which can be targeted. Screening large panels of cell lines demonstrated that ibrutinib was growth inhibitory against some solid tumor cells, including those inhibited by other HER2/EGFR inhibitors. Among sensitive cell lines, breast cancer lines with HER2 overexpression were most potently inhibited by ibrutinib (<100 nM); additionally the IC50s were lower than that of lapatinib and dacomitinib...
September 27, 2016: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628052/volumetric-study-of-sphenoid-sinuses-anatomical-analysis-in-helical-computed-tomography
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Juliana Mayara Magalhães Oliveira, Maria Beatriz Carrazzone Cal Alonso, Maria José Albuquerque Pereira de Sousa E Tucunduva, Acácio Fuziy, Ana Carla Raphaelli Nahás Scocate, André Luiz Ferreira Costa
PURPOSE: The sphenoid sinus is the most inaccessible part of the face, being inside the sphenoid bone and closely related to numerous vital neural and vascular structures. The objective of this study was to analyze and evaluate the variation of anatomy and the volume of the sphenoid sinus using helical computed tomography and medical imaging software. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 47 helical CT scans of sinuses of male and female individuals aged 18-86 years were selected...
September 15, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590878/second-generation-inhibitors-of-bruton-tyrosine-kinase
#13
REVIEW
Jingjing Wu, Christina Liu, Stella T Tsui, Delong Liu
Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a critical effector molecule for B cell development and plays a major role in lymphoma genesis. Ibrutinib is the first-generation BTK inhibitor. Ibrutinib has off-target effects on EGFR, ITK, and Tec family kinases, which explains the untoward effects of ibrutinib. Resistance to ibrutinib was also reported. The C481S mutation in the BTK kinase domain was reported to be a major mechanism of resistance to ibrutinib. This review summarizes the clinical development of novel BTK inhibitors, ACP-196 (acalabrutinib), ONO/GS-4059, and BGB-3111...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577778/a-robust-method-for-high-precision-quantification-of-the-complex-three-dimensional-vasculatures-acquired-by-x-ray-microtomography
#14
Hai Tan, Dadong Wang, Rongxin Li, Changming Sun, Ryan Lagerstrom, You He, Yanling Xue, Tiqiao Xiao
The quantification of micro-vasculatures is important for the analysis of angiogenesis on which the detection of tumor growth or hepatic fibrosis depends. Synchrotron-based X-ray computed micro-tomography (SR-µCT) allows rapid acquisition of micro-vasculature images at micrometer-scale spatial resolution. Through skeletonization, the statistical features of the micro-vasculature can be extracted from the skeleton of the micro-vasculatures. Thinning is a widely used algorithm to produce the vascular skeleton in medical research...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498015/increasing-the-impact-of-medical-image-computing-using-community-based-open-access-hackathons-the-na-mic-and-3d-slicer-experience
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EDITORIAL
Tina Kapur, Steve Pieper, Andriy Fedorov, J-C Fillion-Robin, Michael Halle, Lauren O'Donnell, Andras Lasso, Tamas Ungi, Csaba Pinter, Julien Finet, Sonia Pujol, Jayender Jagadeesan, Junichi Tokuda, Isaiah Norton, Raul San Jose Estepar, David Gering, Hugo J W L Aerts, Marianna Jakab, Nobuhiko Hata, Luiz Ibanez, Daniel Blezek, Jim Miller, Stephen Aylward, W Eric L Grimson, Gabor Fichtinger, William M Wells, William E Lorensen, Will Schroeder, Ron Kikinis
The National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) was launched in 2004 with the goal of investigating and developing an open source software infrastructure for the extraction of information and knowledge from medical images using computational methods. Several leading research and engineering groups participated in this effort that was funded by the US National Institutes of Health through a variety of infrastructure grants. This effort transformed 3D Slicer from an internal, Boston-based, academic research software application into a professionally maintained, robust, open source platform with an international leadership and developer and user communities...
October 2016: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492260/lymphoma-secondary-to-congenital-and-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndromes-at-a-turkish-pediatric-oncology-center
#16
Hikmet G Tanyildiz, Handan Dincaslan, Gulsan Yavuz, Emel Unal, Aydan Ikinciogulları, Figen Dogu, Nurdan Tacyildiz
The prevalence of lymphoma in primary immunodeficiency cases and autoimmune diseases, as well as on a background of immunodeficiency following organ transplants, is increasing. The lymphoma treatment success rate is known to be a low prognosis. Our study aimed to emphasize the low survival rates in immunodeficient vs. immunocompetent lymphoma patients and also to investigate the effect of rituximab in patients with ataxia telangiectasia and other immunodeficiencies. We summarized the clinical characteristics and treatment results of 17 cases with primary immunodeficiency that developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) retrospectively...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27399533/335%C3%A2-a-modular-multimodality-integrative-pipeline-for-neurosurgery-simulation-and-visualization
#17
Anthony Beardsworth Costa, Joshua B Bederson
INTRODUCTION: The practice of pre- and intraoperative interactive visualization and modeling continues to grow as its value to clinical practice is augmented by new technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, or 3D printing. Current tools that extract the necessary structural information from medical imaging modalities and allow virtual or other interrogation of the data are either difficult to use in a practical clinical setting, or sufficiently simple as to limit the knowledge available to the operator...
August 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297792/integrated-mate-pair-and-rna-sequencing-identifies-novel-targetable-gene-fusions-in-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma
#18
Rebecca L Boddicker, Gina L Razidlo, Surendra Dasari, Yu Zeng, Guangzhen Hu, Ryan A Knudson, Patricia T Greipp, Jaime I Davila, Sarah H Johnson, Julie C Porcher, James B Smadbeck, Bruce W Eckloff, Daniel D Billadeau, Paul J Kurtin, Mark A McNiven, Brian K Link, Stephen M Ansell, James R Cerhan, Yan W Asmann, George Vasmatzis, Andrew L Feldman
Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) represent a heterogeneous group of T-cell malignancies that generally demonstrate aggressive clinical behavior, often are refractory to standard therapy, and remain significantly understudied. The most common World Health Organization subtype is PTCL, not otherwise specified (NOS), essentially a "wastebasket" category because of inadequate understanding to assign cases to a more specific diagnostic entity. Identification of novel fusion genes has contributed significantly to improving the classification, biologic understanding, and therapeutic targeting of PTCLs...
September 1, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27221534/age-estimation-based-on-pulp-cavity-chamber-volume-of-13-types-of-tooth-from-cone-beam-computed-tomography-images
#19
Zhi-Pu Ge, Pan Yang, Gang Li, Ji-Zong Zhang, Xu-Chen Ma
AIM: The aims of this study are to identify which type of tooth has the strong relationship between age and pulp cavity/chamber volume among 13 types of tooth from the same dentition and to determine whether the inclusion of multiple types of tooth may improve the accuracy of age estimation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images from 115 females and 125 males aged between 16 and 63 years were analyzed. The DICOM data of all the images were imported into ITK-SNAP 2...
July 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27209435/comparison-of-th1-th2-cytokine-profiles-between-primary-and-secondary-haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
#20
Yuanyuan Chen, Zhujun Wang, Zebin Luo, Ning Zhao, Shilong Yang, Yongmin Tang
BACKGROUND: Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening disorder of immune regulation, and HLH patients with mutations in genes including PRF1, UNC13D, STX11, STXBP2, SH2D1A, XIAP, and ITK were reported to be primary HLH. Due to the different treatment options, the differentiation between primary and secondary HLH is critical. Our previous studies have showed that a Th1/Th2 cytokine profile is diagnostic for HLH, yet the cytokine profiles between primary and secondary HLH have not been compared...
2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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