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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446536/donor-specific-antibodies-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Rubin Zhang
Donor-specific antibodies have become an established biomarker predicting antibody-mediated rejection. Antibody-mediated rejection is the leading cause of graft loss after kidney transplant. There are several phenotypes of antibody-mediated rejection along post-transplant course that are determined by the timing and extent of humoral response and the various characteristics of donor-specific antibodies, such as antigen classes, specificity, antibody strength, IgG subclasses, and complement binding capacity...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445949/lmp1-slamf1high-cells-are-associated-with-drug-resistance-in-epstein-barr-virus-positive-farage-cells
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Heejei Yoon, Young Hyeh Ko
How Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) affects the clinical outcome of EBV-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains largely unknown. The viral oncogene LMP1 is at the crux of tumorigenesis and cell survival. Therefore, we examined the association between LMP1high cells drug resistance. We first assessed SLAMF1 as a surrogate marker for LMP1high cells. LMP1 and its target gene CCL22 were highly expressed in SLAMF1high Farage cells. These cells survived longer following treatment with a combination of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP)...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441386/graft-derived-cell-free-dna-a-noninvasive-early-rejection-and-graft-damage-marker-in-liver-transplantation-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-cohort-study
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Ekkehard Schütz, Anna Fischer, Julia Beck, Markus Harden, Martina Koch, Tilo Wuensch, Martin Stockmann, Björn Nashan, Otto Kollmar, Johannes Matthaei, Philipp Kanzow, Philip D Walson, Jürgen Brockmöller, Michael Oellerich
BACKGROUND: Graft-derived cell-free DNA (GcfDNA), which is released into the blood stream by necrotic and apoptotic cells, is a promising noninvasive organ integrity biomarker. In liver transplantation (LTx), neither conventional liver function tests (LTFs) nor immunosuppressive drug monitoring are very effective for rejection monitoring. We therefore hypothesized that the quantitative measurement of donor-derived cell-free DNA (cfDNA) would have independent value for the assessment of graft integrity, including damage from acute rejection...
April 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436918/an-integrated-and-highly-sensitive-ultrafast-acoustoelectric-imaging-system-for-biomedical-applications
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Beatrice Berthon, Pierre-Marc Dansette, Mickael Tanter, Mathieu Pernot, Jean Provost
PURPOSE: Direct imaging of cardiac electrical activation is crucial to better understand and diagnose diseases linked to arrhythmias. This work presents an Ultrafast Acoustoelectric Imaging (UAI) system for direct and non-invasive ultrafast mapping of propagating current densities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acoustoelectric imaging is based on the acoustoelectric effect, the modulation of the medium's electrical impedance by a propagating ultrasonic wave. UAI triggers this effect with plane wave emissions to image current densities...
April 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433078/haplotype-counting-for-sensitive-chimerism-testing-potential-for-early-leukemia-relapse-detection
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Marija Debeljak, Evelina Mocci, Max C Morrison, Aparna Pallavajjalla, Katie Beierl, Marie Amiel, Michaël Noë, Laura D Wood, Ming-Tseh Lin, Christopher D Gocke, Alison P Klein, Ephraim J Fuchs, Richard J Jones, James R Eshleman
Fields of forensics, transplantation, and paternity rely on human identity testing. Currently, this is accomplished through amplification of microsatellites followed by capillary electrophoresis. An alternative and theoretically better approach uses multiple single-nucleotide polymorphisms located within a small region of DNA, a method we initially developed using HLA-A and called haplotype counting. Herein, we validated seven additional polymorphic loci, sequenced a total of 45 individuals from three of the 1000 Genomes populations (15 from each), and determined the number of haplotypes, heterozygosity, and polymorphic information content for each locus...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428556/treatment-of-donor-corneal-tissue-with-immunomodulatory-cytokines-a-novel-strategy-to-promote-graft-survival-in-high-risk-corneal-transplantation
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Maryam Tahvildari, Parisa Emami-Naeini, Masahiro Omoto, Alireza Mashaghi, Sunil K Chauhan, Reza Dana
Antigen-presenting cells (APCs) play an important role in transplant rejection and tolerance. In high-risk corneal transplantation, where the graft bed is inflamed and vascularized, immature APCs in the donor corneal stroma quickly mature and migrate to lymphoid tissues to sensitize host T cells. In this study, using a mouse model of corneal transplantation, we investigated whether enrichment of tolerogenic APCs (tolAPCs) in donor corneas can enhance graft survival in corneal allograft recipients with inflamed graft beds...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416944/evaluation-of-digital-pcr-as-a-technique-for-monitoring-acute-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation
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Hyeseon Lee, Young-Mi Park, Yu-Mee We, Duck Jong Han, Jung-Woo Seo, Haena Moon, Yu-Ho Lee, Yang-Gyun Kim, Ju-Young Moon, Sang-Ho Lee, Jong-Keuk Lee
Early detection and proper management of kidney rejection are crucial for the long-term health of a transplant recipient. Recipients are normally monitored by serum creatinine measurement and sometimes with graft biopsies. Donor-derived cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid (cfDNA) in the recipient's plasma and/or urine may be a better indicator of acute rejection. We evaluated digital PCR (dPCR) as a system for monitoring graft status using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based detection of donor DNA in plasma or urine...
March 2017: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409720/rejection-sensitivity-and-depression-indirect-effects-through-problem-solving
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Morganne A Kraines, Tony T Wells
OBJECTIVE: Rejection sensitivity (RS) and deficits in social problem solving are risk factors for depression. Despite their relationship to depression and the potential connection between them, no studies have examined RS and social problem solving together in the context of depression. As such, we examined RS, five facets of social problem solving, and symptoms of depression in a young adult sample. METHOD: A total of 180 participants completed measures of RS, social problem solving, and depressive symptoms...
2017: Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405603/mtor-inhibition-by-everolimus-does-not-impair-closure-of-punch-biopsy-wounds-in-renal-transplant-patients
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Shelley B Dutt, Josephine Gonzales, Megan Boyett, Anne Costanzo, Peggy P Han, Steven Steinberg, Dianne B McKay, Julie M Jameson
BACKGROUND: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors are approved to prevent allograft rejection and control malignancy. Unfortunately, they are associated with adverse effects, such as wound healing complications that detract from more extensive use. There is a lack of prospective wound healing studies to monitor patients treated with mTOR inhibitors, such as everolimus or sirolimus, especially in nondiabetics. METHODS: Patients receiving everolimus with standard immunosuppressant therapy or standard immunosuppressant therapy without everolimus were administered 3-mm skin biopsy punch wounds in the left scapular region...
April 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405019/rad51-mediated-double-strand-break-repair-and-mismatch-correction-of-divergent-substrates
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Ranjith Anand, Annette Beach, Kevin Li, James Haber
The Rad51 (also known as RecA) family of recombinases executes the critical step in homologous recombination: the search for homologous DNA to serve as a template during the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Although budding yeast Rad51 has been extensively characterized in vitro, the stringency of its search and sensitivity to mismatched sequences in vivo remain poorly defined. Here, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we analysed Rad51-dependent break-induced replication in which the invading DSB end and its donor template share a 108-base-pair homology region and the donor carries different densities of single-base-pair mismatches...
April 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399040/a-new-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa-for-a-total-anti-t-lymphocyte-globulin-determination-development-analytical-validation-and-clinical-application
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M Montagna, G La Nasa, M E Bernardo, E Piras, M A Avanzini, M Regazzi, F Locatelli
BACKGROUND: Anti-T lymphocyte globulin (ATLG) modulates the alloreactivity of T lymphocytes, reducing the risk of immunological post-transplant complications, in particular rejection and graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).We developed and validated a new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method to measure serum levels of total ATLG and evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of the drug in children with β-Thalassemia, receiving allogeneic HSCT...
April 7, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390683/prognostic-utility-of-right-ventricular-free-wall-strain-in-low-risk-patients-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation
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Amr F Barakat, Brett W Sperry, Randall C Starling, Amgad Mentias, Zoran B Popovic, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
Global longitudinal strain (GLS) by speckle-tracking echocardiography is a sensitive measure of regional left and right ventricular (LV and RV) dysfunction, before onset of overt systolic dysfunction. We sought to evaluate the prognostic utility of measuring LV-GLS and RV free wall strain (FWS) in low risk patients at 1 year after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). We retrospectively studied 96 OHT recipients (age 52 ± 14 years, 64% men) free of antibody-mediated rejection or moderate to severe coronary allograft vasculopathy (CAV, grade 2 to 3) at 1 year after transplant...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385454/local-therapy-improves-survival-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Sami-Ramzi Leyh-Bannurah, Stéphanie Gazdovich, Lars Budäus, Emanuele Zaffuto, Alberto Briganti, Firas Abdollah, Francesco Montorsi, Jonas Schiffmann, Mani Menon, Shahrokh F Shariat, Margit Fisch, Felix Chun, Thomas Steuber, Hartwig Huland, Markus Graefen, Pierre I Karakiewicz
BACKGROUND: Treatment of the primary, termed local therapy (LT), may improve survival in metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) versus no local therapy (NLT). OBJECTIVE: To assess cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after LT versus NLT in mPCa. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Within the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database (2004-2013), 13 692 mPCa patients were treated with LT (radical prostatectomy [RP] or radiation therapy [RT]) or NLT...
April 3, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383834/-vaginal-delivery-of-bi-scarred-uterus
#14
REVIEW
Y Christiane, P Emonts
Despite awareness of obstetricians to the constant increase in the number of caesarean sections in recent years, certain dogmas concerning uterine scar still persist in our practices and influence clinical decisions. Fear of a uterine scar rupture, a major obstetric complication, is always in mind. As for bi-uterine scar, it was considered, until recently in Belgium, as a full and definitive indication against an attempted vaginal delivery. However, several previous clinical studies clearly showed that, under certain conditions, vaginal birth after two caesarean sections was usually successful with very good results in terms of maternal and fetal morbidities...
September 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383634/influence-of-bitter-taste-on-affective-facial-processing-an-erp-study
#15
Anne Schienle, Matteo Giraldo, Benjamin Spiegl, Daniela Schwab
Previous research showed that a bitter taste in the mouth is able to enhance hostile response tendencies to social rejection. The present event-related potential (ERP) study sought to investigate neuronal components of this effect. We presented 52 participants (39 women and 13 men; mean age = 23.3 years) with images of facial expressions signaling social rejection (angry, disgusted) or no rejection (happy, neural), whereas they either experienced a bitter aftertaste (bitter group [BG]: n = 26) or rinsed their mouth with water (control group [CG]: n = 26)...
April 5, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383281/sensitivity-of-rhizoctonia-isolates-to-phenazine-1-carboxylic-acid-and-biological-control-by-phenazine-producing-pseudomonas-spp
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Ahmad Kamil Mohd Jaaffar, James A Parejko, Timothy C Paulitz, David M Weller, Linda S Thomashow
Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis groups (AG)-8 and AG-2-1 and R. oryzae are ubiquitous in cereal-based cropping systems of the Columbia Plateau of the Inland Pacific Northwest and commonly infect wheat. AG-8 and R. oryzae, causal agents of Rhizoctonia root rot and bare patch, are most commonly found in fields in the low-precipitation zone, whereas R. solani AG-2-1 is much less virulent on wheat and is distributed in fields throughout the low-, intermediate-, and high-precipitation zones. Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp...
April 4, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380772/optimization-design-of-spectral-discriminator-for-high-spectral-resolution-lidar-based-on-error-analysis
#17
Huige Di, Zhanfei Zhang, Hangbo Hua, Jiaqi Zhang, Dengxin Hua, Yufeng Wang, Tingyao He
Accurate aerosol optical properties could be obtained via the high spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) technique, which employs a narrow spectral filter to suppress the Rayleigh or Mie scattering in lidar return signals. The ability of the filter to suppress Rayleigh or Mie scattering is critical for HSRL. Meanwhile, it is impossible to increase the rejection of the filter without limitation. How to optimize the spectral discriminator and select the appropriate suppression rate of the signal is important to us...
March 6, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379850/a-novel-geometry-dosimetry-label-fusion-method-in-multi-atlas-segmentation-for-radiotherapy-a-proof-of-concept-study
#18
Jina Chang, Zhen Tian, Weiguo Lu, Xuejun Gu, Mingli Chen, Steve B Jiang
Multi-atlas segmentation (MAS) has been widely used to automate the delineation of organs at risk (OARs) for radiotherapy. Label fusion is a crucial step in MAS to cope with the segmentation variabilities among multiple atlases. However, most existing label fusion methods do not consider the potential dosimetric impact of the segmentation result. In this proof-of-concept study, we propose a novel geometry-dosimetry label fusion method for MAS-based OAR auto-contouring, which evaluates the segmentation performance in terms of both geometric accuracy and the dosimetric impact of the segmentation accuracy on the resulting treatment plan...
April 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379630/uv-induced-somatic-mutations-elicit-a-functional-t-cell-response-in-the-yummer1-7-mouse-melanoma-model
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Jake Wang, Curtis Jamison Perry, Katrina Meeth, Durga Thakral, William Damsky, Goran Micevic, Susan Kaech, Kim Blenman, Marcus Bosenberg
Human melanomas exhibit relatively high somatic mutation burden compared to other malignancies. These somatic mutations may produce neoantigens that are recognized by the immune system, leading to an anti-tumor response. By irradiating a parental mouse melanoma cell line carrying three driver mutations with UVB and expanding a single cell clone, we generated a mutagenized model that exhibits high somatic mutation burden. When inoculated at low cell numbers in immunocompetent C57BL/6J mice, YUMMER1.7 (YUMM Exposed to Radiation) regresses after a brief period of growth...
April 5, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372155/amperometric-detection-of-glucose-in-fruit-juices-with-polypyrrole-based-biosensor-with-an-integrated-permselective-layer-for-exclusion-of-interferences
#20
Joseph G Ayenimo, Samuel B Adeloju
A novel polypyrrole (PPy)-based bilayer amperometric glucose biosensor integrated with a permselective layer has been developed for detection of glucose in the presence of interferences. It comprises of a PPy-GOx film grown, in the absence of electrolyte, as an inner layer, and a permselective PPy-Cl film as an outer layer. The PPy-GOx/PPy-Cl bilayer biosensor was effective in rejecting 98% of ascorbic acid and 100% of glycine, glutamic acid and uric acid. With an outer layer thickness of 6.6nm, the bilayer biosensor gave nearly identical glucose response to that of a single layer PPy-GOx biosensor...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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