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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725969/mastocytosis-from-a-molecular-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Todd Rambasek, Stefan Wöhrl
Mast cells (MCs) are physiologically activated by binding of stem cell factor (SCF) to the extracellular domains of the Kit receptor. This binding increases the proliferation and prolongs the survival of normal mature MCs, as well as intensifies the release of mediators. In mastocytosis, somatic mutations of the coding Kit gene cause autocrine dysregulation and lead to constitutive KIT activation even in the absence of its ligand SCF. Clinical symptoms are caused by MC-mediator release and/or infiltration of MCs into tissues...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725634/ip3-receptor-mediated-calcium-signaling-and-its-role-in-autophagy-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Elzbieta Kania, Gemma Roest, Tim Vervliet, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
Calcium ions (Ca(2+)) play a complex role in orchestrating diverse cellular processes, including cell death and survival. To trigger signaling cascades, intracellular Ca(2+) is shuffled between the cytoplasm and the major Ca(2+) stores, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), the mitochondria, and the lysosomes. A key role in the control of Ca(2+) signals is attributed to the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptors (IP3Rs), the main Ca(2+)-release channels in the ER. IP3Rs can transfer Ca(2+) to the mitochondria, thereby not only stimulating core metabolic pathways but also increasing apoptosis sensitivity and inhibiting basal autophagy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725533/controllable-photodynamic-therapy-implemented-by-regulating-singlet-oxygen-efficiency
#3
REVIEW
Wenting Wu, Xiaodong Shao, Jianzhang Zhao, Mingbo Wu
With singlet oxygen ((1)O2) as the active agent, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising technique for the treatment of various tumors and cancers. But it is hampered by the poor selectivity of most traditional photosensitizers (PS). In this review, we present a summary of controllable PDT implemented by regulating singlet oxygen efficiency. Herein, various controllable PDT strategies based on different initiating conditions (such as pH, light, H2O2 and so on) have been summarized and introduced. More importantly, the action mechanisms of controllable PDT strategies, such as photoinduced electron transfer (PET), fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) and some physical/chemical means (e...
July 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725494/apixaban-for-treatment-of-confirmed-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#4
Daniel E Ezekwudo, Rebecca Chacko, Bolanle Gbadamosi, Syeda Batool, Sussana Gaikazian, Theodore E Warkentin, Jo-Ann I Sheppard, Ishmael Jaiyesimi
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a life and limb-threatening condition caused by the binding of platelet-activating antibodies (IgG) to multimolecular platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin complexes because of heparin exposure. The by-product of this interaction is thrombin formation which substantially increases the risk of venous and/or arterial thromboembolism. Currently, only one anticoagulant, argatroban, is United States Food and Drug Administration-approved for management of HIT; however, this agent is expensive and can only be given by intravenous infusion...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724573/a-single-dose-of-peripherally-infused-egfrviii-directed-car-t-cells-mediates-antigen-loss-and-induces-adaptive-resistance-in-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma
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Donald M O'Rourke, MacLean P Nasrallah, Arati Desai, Jan J Melenhorst, Keith Mansfield, Jennifer J D Morrissette, Maria Martinez-Lage, Steven Brem, Eileen Maloney, Angela Shen, Randi Isaacs, Suyash Mohan, Gabriela Plesa, Simon F Lacey, Jean-Marc Navenot, Zhaohui Zheng, Bruce L Levine, Hideho Okada, Carl H June, Jennifer L Brogdon, Marcela V Maus
We conducted a first-in-human study of intravenous delivery of a single dose of autologous T cells redirected to the epidermal growth factor receptor variant III (EGFRvIII) mutation by a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR). We report our findings on the first 10 recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) patients treated. We found that manufacturing and infusion of CAR-modified T cell (CART)-EGFRvIII cells are feasible and safe, without evidence of off-tumor toxicity or cytokine release syndrome. One patient has had residual stable disease for over 18 months of follow-up...
July 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724328/smart-tetrazole-based-antibacterial-nanoparticles-as-multifunctional-drug-carriers-for-cancer-combination-therapy
#6
Elham Zakerzadeh, Roya Salehi, Mehrdad Mahkam
Due to multidrug resistance of cancer tissues and immune-suppression of cancerous patients during chemotherapy in one hand and the use of tetrazole derivatives in medicine because of its anticancer, antifungal and antiviral properties, on the other, we were encouraged to design novel smart antibacterial nanocomposites-based polymer of tetrazole as dual anticancer drug delivery systems. The structures of nanocomposites characterized by FTIR, (1)H NMR, FESEM-EDX and TGA analyses and antibacterial activity of smart carriers were evaluated by determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values against some bacteria and fungi...
July 20, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723547/the-p2x7-receptor-in-infection-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Francesco Di Virgilio, Diego Dal Ben, Alba Clara Sarti, Anna Lisa Giuliani, Simonetta Falzoni
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) accumulates at sites of tissue injury and inflammation. Effects of extracellular ATP are mediated by plasma membrane receptors named P2 receptors (P2Rs). The P2R most involved in inflammation and immunity is the P2X7 receptor (P2X7R), expressed by virtually all cells of innate and adaptive immunity. P2X7R mediates NLRP3 inflammasome activation, cytokine and chemokine release, T lymphocyte survival and differentiation, transcription factor activation, and cell death. Ten human P2RX7 gene splice variants and several SNPs that produce complex haplotypes are known...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721811/moving-to-the-rhythm-with-clock-circadian-genes-autophagy-mtor-and-sirt1-in-degenerative-disease-and-cancer
#8
Kenneth Maiese
BACKGROUND: The mammalian circadian clock and its associated clock genes are increasingly be recognized as critical components for a number of physiological and disease processes that extend beyond hormone release, thermal regulation, and sleep-wake cycles. New evidence suggests that clinical behavior disruptions that involve prolonged shift work and even space travel may negatively impact circadian rhythm and lead to multi-system disease. METHODS: In light of the significant role circadian rhythm can hold over the body's normal physiology as well as disease processes, we examined and discussed the impact circadian rhythm and clock genes hold over lifespan, neurodegenerative disorders, and tumorigenesis...
July 17, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720549/evolutionary-basis-of-a-new-approach-for-the-treatment-of-malignant-brain-tumors-from-mice-to-humans
#9
Pedro R Lowenstein, Maria G Castro
Glioma cells are one of the most aggressive and malignant tumors. Following initial surgery, and radio-chemotherapy they progress rapidly, so that patients' median survival remains under two years. They invade throughout the brain, which makes them difficult to treat, and are universally lethal. Though total resection is always attempted it is not curative. Standard of care in 2016 comprises surgical resection, radiotherapy and chemotherapy (temozolomide). Median survival is currently ~14-20months post-diagnosis though it can be higher in high complexity medical university centers, or during clinical trials...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720061/the-long-non-coding-rna-malat1-promotes-the-migration-and-invasion-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-sponging-mir-204-and-releasing-sirt1
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Zhouhua Hou, Xuwen Xu, Ledu Zhou, Xiaoyu Fu, Shuhui Tao, Jiebin Zhou, Deming Tan, Shuiping Liu
Increasing evidence supports the significance of long non-coding RNA in cancer development. Several recent studies suggest the oncogenic activity of long non-coding RNA metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) in hepatocellular carcinoma. In this study, we explored the molecular mechanisms by which MALAT1 modulates hepatocellular carcinoma biological behaviors. We found that microRNA-204 was significantly downregulated in sh-MALAT1 HepG2 cell and 15 hepatocellular carcinoma tissues by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710476/inflammatory-pain-control-by-blocking-oxidized-phospholipid-mediated-trp-channel-activation
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Beatrice Oehler, Katrin Kistner, Corinna Martin, Jürgen Schiller, Rafaela Mayer, Milad Mohammadi, Reine-Solange Sauer, Milos R Filipovic, Francisco R Nieto, Jan Kloka, Diana Pflücke, Kerstin Hill, Michael Schaefer, Marzia Malcangio, Peter W Reeh, Alexander Brack, Robert Blum, Heike L Rittner
Phospholipids occurring in cell membranes and lipoproteins are converted into oxidized phospholipids (OxPL) by oxidative stress promoting atherosclerotic plaque formation. Here, OxPL were characterized as novel targets in acute and chronic inflammatory pain. Oxidized 1-palmitoyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (OxPAPC) and its derivatives were identified in inflamed tissue by mass spectrometry and binding assays. They elicited calcium influx, hyperalgesia and induced pro-nociceptive peptide release...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710369/the-adipokine-leptin-modulates-adventitial-pericyte-functions-by-autocrine-and-paracrine-signalling
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Federica Riu, Sadie C Slater, Eva Jover Garcia, Iker Rodriguez-Arabaolaza, Valeria Alvino, Elisa Avolio, Giuseppe Mangialardi, Andrea Cordaro, Simon Satchell, Carlo Zebele, Andrea Caporali, Gianni Angelini, Paolo Madeddu
Transplantation of adventitial pericytes (APCs) improves recovery from tissue ischemia in preclinical animal models by still unknown mechanisms. This study investigates the role of the adipokine leptin (LEP) in the regulation of human APC biological functions. Transcriptomic analysis of APCs showed components of the LEP signalling pathway are modulated by hypoxia. Kinetic studies indicate cultured APCs release high amounts of immunoreactive LEP following exposure to hypoxia, continuing upon return to normoxia...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708994/unshielding-exosomal-rna-unleashes-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
#13
Irina Matei, Han Sang Kim, David Lyden
Reciprocal interactions between tumor cells and their microenvironment drive cancer progression and therapy resistance. In this issue, Nabet et al. demonstrate that dynamic feedback between tumor and stroma subverts normal inflammatory responses by triggering the release of exosomes containing unshielded RNAs that activate pattern recognition receptors, thereby promoting tumor growth and metastasis.
July 13, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708385/chloroquine-modified-hydroxyethyl-starch-as-a-polymeric-drug-for-cancer-therapy
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Richard Sleightholm, Bin Yang, Fei Yu, Ying Xie, David Oupický
Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) is a clinically used polysaccharide colloidal plasma volume expander. The goal of this study was to synthesize HES modified with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a novel polymeric drug with the ability to inhibit the invasive character of pancreatic cancer (PC) cells. HES was conjugated with HCQ using a simple carbonyldiimidazole coupling to prepare Chloroquine-modified HES (CQ-HES). CQ-HES with various degrees of HCQ substitution were synthesized and characterized. Atomic force microscopy was used to demonstrate a pH-dependent assembly of CQ-HES into well-defined nanoparticles...
July 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707999/development-of-a-membrane-of-poly-l-co-d-l-lactic-acid-co-trimethylene-carbonate-with-aloe-vera-an-alternative-biomaterial-designed-to-improve-skin-healing
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Daniel Komatsu, Daniel V Mistura, Adriana Motta, Juliana A Domingues, Moema A Hausen, Eliana Duek
The search for new therapies and drugs that act as topical agents to relieve pain and control the infectious processes in burns always attracted interest in clinical trials. As an alternative to synthetic drugs, the use of natural extracts is useful in the development of new strategies and formulations for improving the life quality. The aim of this study was to develop a wound dressing using Poly(L-co-D,L lactic acid-co-TMC) (PLDLA-co-TMC) containing aloe vera (AV). This natural plant extract is known for its modulatory effects under healing process...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707770/comparison-of-the-paracrine-activity-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-human-umbilical-cord-amniotic-membrane-and-adipose-tissue
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Filip A Dabrowski, Anna Burdzinska, Agnieszka Kulesza, Anna Sladowska, Aleksandra Zolocinska, Kamila Gala, Leszek Paczek, Miroslaw Wielgos
AIM: The study was conducted to investigate secretory activity and define the paracrine potential of mesenchymal stem cells from human umbilical cord and amniotic membrane (UC-MSCs and AM-MSCs, respectively). METHODS: UC-MSCs (n = 6) were obtained from tissue explants using an adherent method after two weeks of incubation. AM-MSCs (n = 6) were obtained by digestion with tripsin and collagenase. MSC phenotype was confirmed in vitro by performing flow cytometry, differentiation assays and vimentin staining...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707264/evaluation-of-propylene-glycol-nanoliposomes-containing-curcumin-on-burn-wound-model-in-rat-biocompatibility-wound-healing-and-anti-bacterial-effects
#17
Nooshin Kianvash, Abbas Bahador, Maryam Pourhajibagher, Homanaz Ghafari, Vahid Nikoui, Sayed Mehdi Rezayat, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Alireza Partoazar
Curcumin is an effective wound healing agent in burn therapy, but due to its low bioavailability, it is required to be formulated for topical therapy. Liposomal nanocarriers are developed as stable and efficient dermal delivery systems. In this study, we prepared curcumin-propylene glycol liposomes (Cur-PgL) to treat animals subjected to second degree burns. The characterization tests confirmed the production of monodisperse nanoliposomes of average size of about 145 nm with high entrapment efficiency percentage and a sustained release behavior...
July 13, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706754/smart-release-nano-formulation-of-cytochrome-c-and-hyaluronic-acid-induces-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
#18
C M Figueroa, B N Suárez, A M Molina, J C Fernández, Z Torres, K Griebenow
Herein we tested a nanosized cancer-cell targeted delivery system based on cytochrome c (Cyt c) and hyaluronic acid. Cyt c was chosen since it is a per se non-toxic protein but causes apoptosis when delivered to the cytoplasm of target cells. Hyaluronic acid was employed to create the nanosized delivery system with passive targeting capability in order to exploit the enhanced permeation and retention (EPR) effect and active targeting capability of hyaluronic acid. In addition, our goal was to incorporate a smart release strategy to only promote protein release upon reaching its target...
February 2017: Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705005/radiation-therapy-in-the-management-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-review-of-current-evidence-and-future-opportunities
#19
Tyler P Robin, Karyn A Goodman
The role of radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer is rapidly evolving in every stage of this disease. In resectable disease, there is conflicting evidence for adjuvant therapy, but an ongoing randomized cooperative group trial is attempting to define the role of adjuvant chemoradiation with modern systemic therapies and radiation techniques with an emphasis on radiation quality assurance. In borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (BRPC), there is an emerging body of literature demonstrating the success of neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and a randomized cooperative group trial is actively accruing...
June 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702984/regenerative-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-and-laryngo-pharyngeal-reflux-from-research-to-cure
#20
S E Aragona, G Mereghetti, M Bianchetti, B Mangiavillano, T Zurlo, J Lotti, I La Mantia, K França, T Lotti
We present our observational study on 40 patients treated with the Hana medical device that releases magnesium alginate, performing a lubricating and hydrating action. This device is in the form of a gel, with topical action to contrast gastroesophageal reflux and to exert a mechanical role of protection of the mucosal tissues (mouth-pharyngo-esophageal mucosa and gastric mucose.). Forty patients were recruited aged between 22- and 72-years-old with painful dyspeptic Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) symptomatology in acute or in clinical phase (25 patients) and with pharyngo-laryngo-tracheal symptomatology (15 patients)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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