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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295000/current-status-of-radiopharmaceuticals-for-the-theranostics-of-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Melpomeni Fani, Petra Kolenc Peitl, Irina Velikyan
Nuclear medicine plays a pivotal role in the management of patients affected by neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). Radiolabeled somatostatin receptor analogs are by far the most advanced radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and therapy (radiotheranostics) of NENs. Their clinical success emerged receptor-targeted radiolabeled peptides as an important class of radiopharmaceuticals and it paved the way for the investigation of other radioligand-receptor systems. Besides the somatostatin receptors (sstr), other receptors have also been linked to NENs and quite a number of potential radiolabeled peptides have been derived from them...
March 15, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294319/grpr-antagonist-protects-from-drug-induced-liver-injury-by-impairing-neutrophil-chemotaxis-and-motility
#2
Rafael S Czepielewski, Natália Jaeger, Pedro E Marques, Maísa M Antunes, Maurício M Rigo, Débora M Alvarenga, Rafaela V Pereira, Rodrigo D da Silva, Tiago G Lopes, Vinícius D da Silva, Bárbara N Porto, Gustavo B Menezes, Cristina Bonorino
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a major cause of acute liver failure (ALF), where hepatocyte necrotic products trigger liver inflammation, release of CXCR2 ligands (IL-8) and other neutrophil chemotactic molecules. Liver infiltration by neutrophils is a major cause of the life threatening tissue damage that ensues. A GRPR (gastrin-releasing peptide receptor) antagonist impairs IL-8-induced neutrophil chemotaxis in vitro. We investigated its potential to reduce acetaminophen-induced ALF, neutrophil migration and mechanisms underlying this phenomenon...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289088/association-between-neuroendocrine-tumors-biomarkers-and-primary-tumor-site-and-disease-type-based-on-total-68-ga-dotatate-avid-tumor-volume-measurements
#3
Amit Tirosh, Georgios Z Papadakis, Corina Millo, Samira M Sadowski, Peter Herscovitch, Karel Pacak, Stephen J Marx, Lily Yang, Pavel Nockel, Jasmine Shell, Patience Green, Xavier M Keutgen, Dhaval Patel, Naris Nilubol, Electron Kebebew
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between neuroendocrine tumor (NET) biomarker levels and the extent of disease as assessed by (68)Ga DOTATATE PET/CT imaging. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of a prospective database of patients with NETs. METHODS: Fasting plasma chromogranin A (CgA), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), gastrin, glucagon, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pancreatic polypeptide (PP), and 24-h urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) levels were measured...
May 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275110/acute-effects-of-n-terminal-progastrin-fragments-on-gastric-acid-secretion-in-man
#4
Jens P Goetze, Carsten P Hansen, Jens F Rehfeld
We previously identified an N-terminal fragment of progastrin in human antrum and plasma, where it circulates in high concentrations. In this study, we examined the effects of N-terminal progastrin fragments on gastric acid secretion by infusion in healthy individuals. Increasing doses of progastrin fragment 1-35 were infused intravenously during constant gastric acid stimulation by gastrin-17. In addition, the effects of progastrin fragment 1-35, fragment 6-35, and fragment 1-19 on gastrin-17 stimulated acid secretion were tested...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270118/a-case-of-type-1-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-with-esophageal-stricture-successfully-treated-with-endoscopic-balloon-dilation-and-local-steroid-injection-combined-with-surgical-resection-of-gastrinomas
#5
Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Noboru Kawata, Naomi Kakushima, Masaki Tanaka, Kohei Takizawa, Yoshimi Kiyozumi, Yasue Horiuchi, Keiko Sasaki, Teiichi Sugiura, Katsuhiko Uesaka, Hiroyuki Ono
BACKGROUND: In type 1 multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN1), esophageal diseases association with excessive gastrin secretion in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) sometimes develop. Here, we reported a case of MEN1/ZES, who developed dysphagia due to reflux esophagitis with severe esophageal stricture. Treatment for his esophageal stricture and ZES was discussed. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old man with progressive dysphagia and diarrhea was referred to the teaching hospital...
March 7, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267454/from-bench-to-bed-new-gastrin-releasing-peptide-receptor-directed-radioligands-and-their-use-in-prostate-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Theodosia Maina, Berthold A Nock
Gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPRs) are overexpressed in prostate and breast cancer, and are therefore attractive molecular targets for diagnosis and therapy with radiolabeled GRPR-directed peptide probes. The amphibian tetradecapeptide bombesin or the mammalian gastrin-releasing peptide and neuromedin C have been modified with a variety of chelators. As a result, labeling with radiometals attractive for SPECT or PET imaging and for radionuclide therapy has led to the development of peptide radioligands suitable for in vivo targeting of prostate cancer...
April 2017: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267450/imaging-of-prostate-cancer-using-gallium-68-labeled-bombesin
#7
REVIEW
Ida Sonni, Lucia Baratto, Andrei Iagaru
Nuclear medicine can play an important role in evaluating prostate cancer combining anatomical and functional information with hybrid techniques. Various PET radiopharmaceuticals have been used for targeting specific biological markers in prostate cancer. Research is ideally oriented towards the development of radiopharmaceuticals targeting antigens overexpressed in prostate cancer, as opposed to normal prostate tissue. In this regard, gastrin-releasing peptide receptors (GRPR) are excellent candidates. Bombesin analogues targeting the GRPR have been investigated...
April 2017: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264722/efficacy-and-safety-of-manual-acupuncture-manipulations-with-different-frequencies-on-epigastric-pain-syndrome-eps-in-functional-dyspepsia-fd-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Shou-Hai Hong, Sha-Sha Ding, Fei Wu, Ying Bi, Fu Xu, Yi-Jia Wan, Li-Hua Xuan
BACKGROUND: Manual acupuncture (MA) manipulations are one of the key factors influencing acupuncture effects in traditional Chinese medicine theory. Different MA manipulations contain different stimulating parameters, thus generating different acupuncture responses or effects. Evidence has demonstrated that acupuncture is effective for functional dyspepsia (FD). However, the effects of different stimulating parameters of MA manipulations on FD remain unclear. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is a randomized controlled trial with a four-arm, parallel-group structure...
March 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253721/enterohormonal-disturbances-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#9
A L Zygulska, A Furgala, K Krzemieniecki, J Kaszuba-ZwoiNska, P Thor
Gastrointestinal (GI) hormonal peptides play a role in the development of gastrointestinal malignancies, and their abnormal levels may contribute to dysmotility. The aim of this study was to analyze plasma concentrations of enterohormones (motilin, ghrelin, gastrin and pancreatic polypeptide) and to verify if their abnormal levels may contribute to the severity of dyspeptic symptoms in colorectal cancer patients. The study included 60 patients with colorectal malignancies (22 men and 38 women), among them 30 individuals with colon cancers (group A) and 30 subjects with rectal tumors (group B)...
March 3, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231466/leaky-gate-model-intensity-dependent-coding-of-pain-and-itch-in-the-spinal-cord
#10
Shuohao Sun, Qian Xu, Changxiong Guo, Yun Guan, Qin Liu, Xinzhong Dong
Coding of itch versus pain has been heatedly debated for decades. However, the current coding theories (labeled line, intensity, and selectivity theory) cannot accommodate all experimental observations. Here we identified a subset of spinal interneurons, labeled by gastrin-releasing peptide (Grp), that receive direct synaptic input from both pain and itch primary sensory neurons. When activated, these Grp(+) neurons generated rarely seen, simultaneous robust pain and itch responses that were intensity dependent...
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230031/serum-pro-gastrin-releasing-peptide-in-diagnosis-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#11
Hongyuan Wang, Junfeng Qian
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity for serum pro-gastrin-releasing peptide (Pro-GRP) in diagnosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) through pooling all the open published data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Databases of PubMed, Cochrane, ISI Web of Knowledge, and CNKI were electronic, searched by two reviewers to find the diagnostic study serum Pro-GRP in diagnosis of SCLC. The diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (PLR), negative likelihood ratio (NLR), diagnostic odds ratio (DOR), and area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) were calculated by Med DiSc1...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229299/history-molecular-features-and-clinical-importance-of-conventional-serum-biomarkers-in-lung-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Haruhiko Nakamura, Toshihide Nishimura
Serum biomarkers provide valuable information about the diagnosis and prognosis of a wide variety of malignant tumors. Despite the identification of several useful serum biomarkers in lung cancer, consensus on their utility has not yet been reached. Furthermore, guidelines and standard protocols to implement their use for patients with lung cancer are lacking, despite the accumulation of much data on the efficacy of several serum biomarkers over recent decades. In this review, we discuss the molecular features, functions, and clinical relevance of the conventional serum biomarkers for lung cancer, including carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), cytokeratin 19 fragment 21-1 (CYFRA 21-1), tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA), carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9), sialyl Lewis(x) (sLe(x)), carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA-125), squamous cell carcinoma-related antigen (SCC-Ag), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and pro-gastrin-releasing peptide (proGRP), aiming to provide a snapshot of the current landscape and their potential combined utility in the diagnosis and prognosis of lung cancer...
February 22, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228560/expression-of-il-22-in-the-skin-causes-th2-biased-immunity-epidermal-barrier-dysfunction-and-pruritus-via-stimulating-epithelial-th2-cytokines-and-the-grp-pathway
#13
Hongfei Lou, Jingning Lu, Eun Byul Choi, Min Hee Oh, Mingeum Jeong, Sara Barmettler, Zhou Zhu, Tao Zheng
Increased expression of Th22 cytokine IL-22 is a characteristic finding in atopic dermatitis (AD). However, the specific role of IL-22 in the pathogenesis of AD in vivo has yet to be elucidated. Consistent with observations in human AD, IL-22 was significantly increased in the AD skin of mice after epicutaneous sensitization to house dust mite allergen. Utilizing a skin-specific inducible transgenic system, we show in the present study that expression of IL-22 in the skin of mice caused an AD-like phenotype characterized by chronic pruritic dermatitis associated with Th2-biased local and systemic immune responses, downregulation of epidermal differentiation complex genes, and enhanced dermatitis upon epicutaneous allergen exposure...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196083/cacybp-sip-promotes-the-proliferation-of-colon-cancer-cells
#14
Huihong Zhai, Yongquan Shi, Xiong Chen, Jun Wang, Yuanyuan Lu, Faming Zhang, Zhengxiong Liu, Ting Lei, Daiming Fan
CacyBP/SIP is a component of the ubiquitin pathway and is overexpressed in several transformed tumor tissues, including colon cancer, which is one of the most common cancers worldwide. It is unknown whether CacyBP/SIP promotes the proliferation of colon cancer cells. This study examined the expression level, subcellular localization, and binding activity of CacyBP/SIP in human colon cancer cells in the presence and absence of the hormone gastrin. We found that CacyBP/SIP was expressed in a high percentage of colon cancer cells, but not in normal colonic surface epithelium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186846/in-vitro-mouse-and-human-serum-stability-of-a-heterobivalent-dual-target-probe-that-has-strong-affinity-to-gastrin-releasing-peptide-and-neuropeptide-y1-receptors-on-tumor-cells
#15
Arijit Ghosh, Natarajan Raju, Michael Tweedle, Krishan Kumar
Receptor-targeting radiolabeled molecular probes with high affinity and specificity are useful in studying and monitoring biological processes and responses. Dual- or multiple-targeting probes, using radiolabeled metal chelates conjugated to peptides, have potential advantages over single-targeting probes as they can recognize multiple targets leading to better sensitivity for imaging and radiotherapy when target heterogeneity is present. Two natural hormone peptide receptors, gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and Y1, are specifically interesting as their expression is upregulated in most breast and prostate cancers...
February 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174381/-effectiveness-of-nivolumab-in-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-lung-a-report-of-two-cases
#16
REVIEW
Wakako Daido, Masahiro Yamasaki, Naomi Saito, Sayaka Ishiyama, Naoko Deguchi, Masaya Taniwaki, Haruko Daga, Nobuyuki Ohashi
BACKGROUND: The anti-programmed death-1 antibody nivolumab is an important treatment option for non-small-cell lung carcinoma.However, its effectiveness for large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas(LCNEC)is still controversial.Here, we report 2 cases of LCNECs that responded to nivolumab.Case 1: A 62-year-old man received chemotherapy and radiotherapy for stage III A lung adenocarcinoma.One year later, another lung lesion was observed and diagnosed as LCNEC using surgical lung biopsy.Although he subsequently received some chemotherapy regimens, the patient developed new brain metastasis, expanded mediastinal lesion, and increased levels of the tumor marker pro-gastrin releasing peptide(ProGRP)...
January 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160247/adenocarcinoma-arising-in-multiple-hyperplastic-polyps-in-a-patient-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-hypergastrinemia-during-long-term-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy
#17
Hajime Anjiki, Ken-Ichi Mukaisho, Yu Kadomoto, Hisakazu Doi, Kunio Yoshikawa, Takahisa Nakayama, Diem Thi-Ngoc Vo, Takanori Hattori, Hiroyuki Sugihara
We report a case of developing multiple adenocarcinoma foci in multiple hyperplastic polyps in a patient with Helicobacter pylori infection and hypergastrinemia during long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. A 57-year-old man, who was undergoing hemodialysis for chronic renal failure, underwent an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to elucidate the cause of anemia. Atrophic gastritis with H. pylori infection and multiple adenocarcinoma foci in multiple hyperplastic polyps were found in the endoscopic and histological examinations...
April 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157737/spinal-cord-interneurons-expressing-the-gastrin-releasing-peptide-receptor-convey-itch-through-vglut2-mediated-signaling
#18
Bejan Aresh, Fabio B Freitag, Sharn Perry, Edda Blümel, Joey Lau, Marina C M Franck, Malin C Lagerström
Itch is a sensation that promotes the desire to scratch, which can be evoked by mechanical and chemical stimuli. In the spinal cord, neurons expressing the gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) have been identified as specific mediators of itch. However, our understanding of the GRPR-population in the spinal cord, and thus how these neurons exercise their functions, is limited. For this purpose, we constructed a Cre line designed to target the GRPR population of neurons (Grpr-Cre). Our analysis revealed that Grpr-Cre cells in the spinal cord are predominantly excitatory interneurons that are found in the dorsal lamina, especially in lamina II-IV...
February 1, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149841/effects-of-curcumin-on-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#19
Vaclav Vetvicka, Jana Vetvickova, Rafael Fernandez-Botran
BACKGROUND: Curcumin is a well-established natural molecule with significant biological and pharmaceutical effects. Its effects on Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection have been repeatedly confirmed both in animal and human models. This study directly compared five different samples to evaluate if the effects are general or if they differ among samples. METHODS: Using a mouse model, we studied the effects of curcumin on lipid peroxide (LPO) level, myeloperoxidase (MPO) and urease activity, number of colonized bacteria, levels of anti-H...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146409/granularity-and-laxative-effect-of-ultrafine-powder-of-dendrobium-officinale
#20
DanDan Luo, Chao Qu, ZhenBiao Zhang, JianHui Xie, LieQiang Xu, HongMei Yang, CaiLan Li, GuoSheng Lin, HongFeng Wang, ZiRen Su
Constipation is a common disorder that is a significant source of morbidity among people around the world ranging from 2% to 28%. Dendrobium officinale Kimura et Migo is a traditional herbal medicine and health food used for tonicity of the stomach and promotion of body fluid production in China. This study aimed to prepare the ultrafine powder of Dendrobium officinale (UDO) and investigate its laxative effect and potential mechanism in mice with diphenoxylate-induced constipation. Results indicated that the mean diameter (d50) of UDO obtained by ball milling was 6...
February 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
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