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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712848/a-short-region-of-connexin43-reduces-human-glioma-stem-cell-migration-invasion-and-survival-through-src-pten-and-fak
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Myriam Jaraíz-Rodríguez, Ma Dolores Tabernero, María González-Tablas, Alvaro Otero, Alberto Orfao, Jose M Medina, Arantxa Tabernero
Connexin43 (CX43), a protein that forms gap junction channels and hemichannels in astrocytes, is downregulated in high-grade gliomas. Its relevance for glioma therapy has been thoroughly explored; however, its positive effects on proliferation are counterbalanced by its effects on migration and invasion. Here, we show that a cell-penetrating peptide based on CX43 (TAT-Cx43266-283) inhibited c-Src and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and upregulated phosphatase and tensin homolog in glioma stem cells (GSCs) derived from patients...
August 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614516/coordinated-care-for-tuberculosis-data-registration-and-implementation-of-a-computerized-system
#2
Nathalia Halax Orfão, Nathalia Yukie Crepaldi, Maria Eugênia Firmino Brunello, Rubia Laine de Paula Andrade, Aline Aparecida Monroe, Antonio Ruffino-Netto, Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa
Objective: to analyze sources of data for tuberculosis (TB) before and after the implementation of the Computerized System to Record Care for TB in Ribeirão Preto - SP. Method: Intervention, descriptive-analytical epidemiological study. Data was collected from secondary sources using a structured form, and analyzed using Chi-squared or Fisher's Exact Test, with a significance level of 5%. Results: We found an association between the period before implementation of the system and placing the Directly Observed Treatment Card in the file, and registration of instructions for the return visit by the nursing team...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597680/fishbone-impaction-in-the-colon
#3
Armando Peixoto, Marco Silva, Branca Órfão, Guilherme Macedo
Postoperative benign biliary stricture in the anastomotic site is one of the most common complications of biliary-enteric anastomosis, with a rate of 6.87% after 2-13 years of follow-up. If untreated, biliary strictures can induce other complications such as recurrent cholangitis, intrahepatic stones, pancreatitis and secondary biliary cirrhosis. We report our experience with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in a patient with a massive symptomatic stone proximal to an anastomotic biliary stricture...
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498784/depth-of-response-in-multiple-myeloma-a-pooled-analysis-of-three-pethema-gem-clinical-trials
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Juan-Jose Lahuerta, Bruno Paiva, Maria-Belen Vidriales, Lourdes Cordón, Maria-Teresa Cedena, Noemi Puig, Joaquin Martinez-Lopez, Laura Rosiñol, Norma C Gutierrez, María-Luisa Martín-Ramos, Albert Oriol, Ana-Isabel Teruel, María-Asunción Echeveste, Raquel de Paz, Felipe de Arriba, Miguel T Hernandez, Luis Palomera, Rafael Martinez, Alejandro Martin, Adrian Alegre, Javier De la Rubia, Alberto Orfao, María-Victoria Mateos, Joan Blade, Jesus F San-Miguel
Purpose To perform a critical analysis on the impact of depth of response in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM). Patients and Methods Data were analyzed from 609 patients who were enrolled in the GEM (Grupo Español de Mieloma) 2000 and GEM2005MENOS65 studies for transplant-eligible MM and the GEM2010MAS65 clinical trial for elderly patients with MM who had minimal residual disease (MRD) assessments 9 months after study enrollment. Median follow-up of the series was 71 months. Results Achievement of complete remission (CR) in the absence of MRD negativity was not associated with prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) compared with near-CR or partial response (median PFS, 27, 27, and 29 months, respectively; median OS, 59, 64, and 65 months, respectively)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467808/a-systematic-approach-for-peptide-characterization-of-b-cell-receptor-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells
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Paula Díez, Nieves Ibarrola, Rosa M Dégano, Quentin Lécrevisse, Arancha Rodriguez-Caballero, Ignacio Criado, Wendy G Nieto, Rafael Góngora, Marcos González, Julia Almeida, Alberto Orfao, Manuel Fuentes
A wide variety of immunoglobulins (Ig) is produced by the immune system thanks to different mechanisms (V(D)J recombination, somatic hypermutation, and antigen selection). The profiling of Ig sequences (at both DNA and peptide levels) are of great relevance to developing targeted vaccines or treatments for specific diseases or infections. Thus, genomics and proteomics techniques (such as Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and mass spectrometry (MS)) have notably increased the knowledge in Ig sequencing and serum Ig peptide profiling in a high-throughput manner...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419441/detailed-immunophenotyping-of-b-cell-precursors-in-regenerating-bone-marrow-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-patients-implications-for-minimal-residual-disease-detection
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Prisca M J Theunissen, Lukasz Sedek, Valerie De Haas, Tomasz Szczepanski, Alita Van Der Sluijs, Ester Mejstrikova, Michaela Nováková, Tomas Kalina, Quentin Lecrevisse, Alberto Orfao, Arjan C Lankester, Jacques J M van Dongen, Vincent H J Van Der Velden
Flow cytometric detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in children with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (BCP-ALL) requires immunophenotypic discrimination between residual leukaemic cells and B-cell precursors (BCPs) which regenerate during therapy intervals. In this study, EuroFlow-based 8-colour flow cytometry and innovative analysis tools were used to first characterize the immunophenotypic maturation of normal BCPs in bone marrow (BM) from healthy children, resulting in a continuous multiparametric pathway including transition stages...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385786/host-virus-and-pneumococcus-specific-immune-responses-in-high-count-monoclonal-b-cell-lymphocytosis-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-implications-for-disease-progression
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Ignacio Criado, Santiago Muñoz-Criado, Arancha Rodríguez-Caballero, Wendy G Nieto, Alfonso Romero, Paulino Fernández-Navarro, Miguel Alcoceba, Teresa Contreras, Marcos González, Alberto Orfao, Julia Almeida
Patients diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia display a high incidence of infections due to an associated immunodeficiency that includes hypogammaglobulinemia. A higher risk of infections has also been recently reported for high-count monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis, while no information is available in low-count monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis. Here, we evaluated the status of the humoral immune system in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (n=58), as well as in low- (n=71) and high-count (n=29) monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis vs...
April 6, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365329/lot-to-lot-stability-of-antibody-reagents-for-flow-cytometry
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Sebastian Böttcher, Vincent H J van der Velden, Neus Villamor, Matthias Ritgen, Juan Flores-Montero, Hugo Murua Escobar, Tomas Kalina, Monika Brüggemann, Georgiana Grigore, Marta Martin-Ayuso, Quentin Lecrevisse, Carlos E Pedreira, Jacques J M van Dongen, Alberto Orfao
The fluorescence detected using fluorochrome-labelled monoclonal antibodies depends not only on the abundance of the target antigen, but amongst many other factors also on the effective fluorochrome-to-antibody ratio. The diagnostic approach of the EuroFlow consortium relies on reproducible fluorescence intensities over time. A capture bead system for mouse immunoglobulin light chains was utilized to compare the mean fluorescence intensity of 1323 consecutive antibody lots to the currently used lot of the same monoclonal antibody...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341440/optimization-and-testing-of-dried-antibody-tube-the-euroflow-lst-and-pidot-tubes-as-examples
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V H J van der Velden, J Flores-Montero, Martin Perez, Marta Martin-Ayuso, Oliver Crespo, Elena Blanco, Tomas Kalina, Jan Philippé, Carolien Bonroy, Maaike de Bie, Jeroen Te Marvelde, Cristina Teodosio, Alba Corral Mateos, Veronika Kanderová, Mirjam van der Burg, Dennis Van Hoof, Jacques J M van Dongen, Alberto Orfao
Within EuroFlow, we recently developed screening tubes for hematological malignancies and immune deficiencies. Pipetting of antibodies for such 8-color 12-marker tubes however is time-consuming and prone to operational mistakes. We therefore evaluated dried formats of the lymphocytosis screening tube (LST) and of the primary immune deficiency orientation tube (PIDOT). Both tubes were evaluated on normal and/or on patient samples, comparing the mean fluorescence intensity of specific lymphocyte populations. Our data show that the dried tubes and liquid counterparts give highly comparable staining results, particularly when analyzed in multidimensional plots...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254862/advances-in-the-classification-and-treatment-of-mastocytosis-current-status-and-outlook-toward-the-future
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REVIEW
Peter Valent, Cem Akin, Karin Hartmann, Gunnar Nilsson, Andreas Reiter, Olivier Hermine, Karl Sotlar, Wolfgang R Sperr, Luis Escribano, Tracy I George, Hanneke C Kluin-Nelemans, Celalettin Ustun, Massimo Triggiani, Knut Brockow, Jason Gotlib, Alberto Orfao, Lawrence B Schwartz, Sigurd Broesby-Olsen, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Petri T Kovanen, Stephen J Galli, K Frank Austen, Daniel A Arber, Hans-Peter Horny, Michel Arock, Dean D Metcalfe
Mastocytosis is a term used to denote a heterogeneous group of conditions defined by the expansion and accumulation of clonal (neoplastic) tissue mast cells in various organs. The classification of the World Health Organization (WHO) divides the disease into cutaneous mastocytosis, systemic mastocytosis, and localized mast cell tumors. On the basis of histomorphologic criteria, clinical parameters, and organ involvement, systemic mastocytosis is further divided into indolent systemic mastocytosis and advanced systemic mastocytosis variants, including aggressive systemic mastocytosis and mast cell leukemia...
March 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222384/direct-catalytic-production-of-sorbitol-from-waste-cellulosic-materials
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Lucília Sousa Ribeiro, José J de Melo Órfão, Manuel Fernando Ribeiro Pereira
Cotton wool, cotton textile, tissue paper and printing paper, all potential waste cellulosic materials, were directly converted to sorbitol using a Ru/CNT catalyst in the presence of H2 and using only water as solvent, without any acids. Conversions up to 38% were attained for the raw substrates, with sorbitol yields below 10%. Ball-milling of the materials disrupted their crystallinity, allowing reaching 100% conversion of cotton wool, cotton textile and tissue paper after 4h, with sorbitol yields around 50%...
May 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214624/effect-of-cobalt-loading-on-the-solid-state-properties-and-ethyl-acetate-oxidation-performance-of-cobalt-cerium-mixed-oxides
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M Konsolakis, S A C Carabineiro, G E Marnellos, M F Asad, O S G P Soares, M F R Pereira, J J M Órfão, J L Figueiredo
Cobalt-cerium mixed oxides were prepared by the wet impregnation method and evaluated for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) abatement, using ethyl acetate (EtAc) as model molecule. The impact of Co content on the physicochemical characteristics of catalysts and EtAc conversion was investigated. The materials were characterized by various techniques, including N2 adsorption at -196°C, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), H2-temperature programmed reduction (H2-TPR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to reveal the structure-activity relationship...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104919/next-generation-flow-for-highly-sensitive-and-standardized-detection-of-minimal-residual-disease-in-multiple-myeloma
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J Flores-Montero, L Sanoja-Flores, B Paiva, N Puig, O García-Sánchez, S Böttcher, V H J van der Velden, J-J Pérez-Morán, M-B Vidriales, R García-Sanz, C Jimenez, M González, J Martínez-López, A Corral-Mateos, G-E Grigore, R Fluxá, R Pontes, J Caetano, L Sedek, M-C Del Cañizo, J Bladé, J-J Lahuerta, C Aguilar, A Bárez, A García-Mateo, J Labrador, P Leoz, C Aguilera-Sanz, J San-Miguel, M-V Mateos, B Durie, J J M van Dongen, A Orfao
Flow cytometry has become a highly valuable method to monitor minimal residual disease (MRD) and evaluate the depth of complete response (CR) in bone marrow (BM) of multiple myeloma (MM) after therapy. However, current flow-MRD has lower sensitivity than molecular methods and lacks standardization. Here we report on a novel next generation flow (NGF) approach for highly sensitive and standardized MRD detection in MM. An optimized 2-tube 8-color antibody panel was constructed in five cycles of design-evaluation-redesign...
March 10, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079251/maturation-associated-gene-expression-profiles-along-normal-human-bone-marrow-monopoiesis
#14
Fabiana V Mello, Liliane R Alves, Marcelo G P Land, Cristina Teodósio, María-Luz Sanchez, Paloma Bárcena, Rodrigo T Peres, Carlos E Pedreira, Elaine S Costa, Alberto Orfao
Human monopoiesis is a tightly coordinated process which starts in the bone marrow (BM) haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) compartment and leads to the production of circulating blood mature monocytes. Although mature monocytes/macrophages have been extensively studied in both normal or inflammatory conditions, monopoiesis has only been assessed in vitro and in vivo animal models, due to low frequency of the monocytic precursors in the normal human BM. Here we investigated the transcriptional profile along normal human BM monopoiesis...
February 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004597/functional-proteomic-insights-in-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
Paula Díez, Rafael Góngora, Alberto Orfao, Manuel Fuentes
B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is a hematological malignancy considered as the most common leukemia in the Western world. The understanding of B cell differentiation is crucial for the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of the disease. Areas covered: In this review, B-cell ontogeny and its relation with the CLL development, in combination with the proteomic approaches which could provide a deep characterization of the disease through the characterization of the cellular signaling pathways involved in the pathological cells is described...
February 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003549/first-in-class-inhibitor-of-the-t-cell-receptor-for-the-treatment-of-autoimmune-diseases
#16
Aldo Borroto, Diana Reyes-Garau, M Angeles Jiménez, Esther Carrasco, Beatriz Moreno, Sara Martínez-Pasamar, José R Cortés, Almudena Perona, David Abia, Soledad Blanco, Manuel Fuentes, Irene Arellano, Juan Lobo, Haleh Heidarieh, Javier Rueda, Pilar Esteve, Danay Cibrián, Ana Martinez-Riaño, Pilar Mendoza, Cristina Prieto, Enrique Calleja, Clara L Oeste, Alberto Orfao, Manuel Fresno, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid, Antonio Alcamí, Paola Bovolenta, Pilar Martín, Pablo Villoslada, Antonio Morreale, Angel Messeguer, Balbino Alarcon
Modulating T cell activation is critical for treating autoimmune diseases but requires avoiding concomitant opportunistic infections. Antigen binding to the T cell receptor (TCR) triggers the recruitment of the cytosolic adaptor protein Nck to a proline-rich sequence in the cytoplasmic tail of the TCR's CD3ε subunit. Through virtual screening and using combinatorial chemistry, we have generated an orally available, low-molecular weight inhibitor of the TCR-Nck interaction that selectively inhibits TCR-triggered T cell activation with an IC50 (median inhibitory concentration) ~1 nM...
December 21, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909577/advances-in-the-understanding-and-clinical-management-of-mastocytosis-and-clonal-mast-cell-activation-syndromes
#17
REVIEW
David González-de-Olano, Almudena Matito, Alberto Orfao, Luis Escribano
Clonal mast cell activation syndromes and indolent systemic mastocytosis without skin involvement are two emerging entities that sometimes might be clinically difficult to distinguish, and they involve a great challenge for the physician from both a diagnostic and a therapeutic point of view. Furthermore, final diagnosis of both entities requires a bone marrow study; it is recommended that this be done in reference centers. In this article, we address the current consensus and guidelines for the suspicion, diagnosis, classification, treatment, and management of these two entities...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903712/the-myeloma-stem-cell-concept-revisited-from-phenomenology-to-operational-terms
#18
REVIEW
Hans Erik Johnsen, Martin Bøgsted, Alexander Schmitz, Julie Støve Bødker, Tarec Christoffer El-Galaly, Preben Johansen, Peter Valent, Niklas Zojer, Els Van Valckenborgh, Karin Vanderkerken, Mark van Duin, Pieter Sonneveld, Martin Perez-Andres, Alberto Orfao, Karen Dybkær
The concept of the myeloma stem cell may have important therapeutic implications, yet its demonstration has been hampered by a lack of consistency in terms and definitions. Here, we summarize the current documentation and propose single-cell in vitro studies for future translational studies. By the classical approach, a CD19(-)/CD45(low/-)/CD38(high)/CD138(+) malignant plasma cell, but not the CD19(+)/CD38(low/-) memory B cell compartment, is enriched for tumorigenic cells that initiate myeloma in xenografted immunodeficient mice, supporting that myeloma stem cells are present in the malignant PC compartment...
December 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903527/standardized-flow-cytometry-for-highly-sensitive-mrd-measurements-in-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Prisca Theunissen, Ester Mejstrikova, Lukasz Sedek, Alita J van der Sluijs-Gelling, Giuseppe Gaipa, Marius Bartels, Elaine Sobral da Costa, Michaela Kotrová, Michaela Novakova, Edwin Sonneveld, Chiara Buracchi, Paola Bonaccorso, Elen Oliveira, Jeroen G Te Marvelde, Tomasz Szczepanski, Ludovic Lhermitte, Ondrej Hrusak, Quentin Lecrevisse, Georgiana Emilia Grigore, Eva Froňková, Jan Trka, Monika Brüggemann, Alberto Orfao, Jacques J M van Dongen, Vincent H J van der Velden
A fully-standardized EuroFlow 8-color antibody panel and laboratory procedure was stepwise designed to measure minimal residual disease (MRD) in B-cell precursor (BCP) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients with a sensitivity of ≤10(-5), comparable to real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RQ-PCR)-based MRD detection via antigen-receptor rearrangements. Leukocyte markers and the corresponding antibodies and fluorochromes were selected based on their contribution in separating BCP-ALL cells from normal/regenerating BCP cells in multidimensional principal component analyses...
January 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863261/a-next-generation-sequencing-strategy-for-evaluating-the-most-common-genetic-abnormalities-in-multiple-myeloma
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Cristina Jiménez, María Jara-Acevedo, Luis A Corchete, David Castillo, Gonzalo R Ordóñez, María E Sarasquete, Noemí Puig, Joaquín Martínez-López, María I Prieto-Conde, María García-Álvarez, María C Chillón, Ana Balanzategui, Miguel Alcoceba, Albert Oriol, Laura Rosiñol, Luis Palomera, Ana I Teruel, Juan J Lahuerta, Joan Bladé, María V Mateos, Alberto Orfão, Jesús F San Miguel, Marcos González, Norma C Gutiérrez, Ramón García-Sanz
Identification and characterization of genetic alterations are essential for diagnosis of multiple myeloma and may guide therapeutic decisions. Currently, genomic analysis of myeloma to cover the diverse range of alterations with prognostic impact requires fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), single nucleotide polymorphism arrays, and sequencing techniques, which are costly and labor intensive and require large numbers of plasma cells. To overcome these limitations, we designed a targeted-capture next-generation sequencing approach for one-step identification of IGH translocations, V(D)J clonal rearrangements, the IgH isotype, and somatic mutations to rapidly identify risk groups and specific targetable molecular lesions...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
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