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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650175/bioactive-peptide-natural-products-as-lead-structures-for-medicinal-use
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Tam Dang, Roderich D Süssmuth
The need for new drugs for the treatment of various diseases is enormous. From the previous century until the present, numerous peptide and peptide-derived natural products have been isolated from bacteria and fungi. Hence, microorganisms play a pivotal role as sources for novel drugs with an emphasis on anti-infective agents. Various disciplines from biology, chemistry, and medicine are involved in early stages of the search for peptide natural products including taxonomy, microbiology, bioanalytics, bioinformatics, and medicinal chemistry...
June 26, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649643/molecular-stratification-of-early-breast-cancer-identifies-drug-targets-to-drive-stratified-medicine
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Jane Bayani, Cindy Q Yao, Mary Anne Quintayo, Fu Yan, Syed Haider, Alister D'Costa, Cassandra L Brookes, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Annette Hasenburg, Dirk G Kieback, Christos Markopoulos, Luc Dirix, Caroline Seynaeve, Daniel Rea, Paul C Boutros, John M S Bartlett
Many women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer can be managed effectively with endocrine therapies alone. However, additional systemic chemotherapy treatment is necessary for others. The clinical challenges in managing high-risk women are to identify existing and novel druggable targets, and to identify those who would benefit from these therapies. Therefore, we performed mRNA abundance analysis using the Tamoxifen and Exemestane Adjuvant Multinational (TEAM) trial pathology cohort to identify a signature of residual risk following endocrine therapy and pathways that are potentially druggable...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647567/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-regulates-sorafenib-resistance-via-modulation-of-er-stress-induced-differentiation
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Mark Kin Fai Ma, Eunice Yuen Ting Lau, Doris Hoi Wing Leung, Jessica Lo, Nicole Pui Yu Ho, Lily Kwan Wai Cheng, Stephanie Ma, Chi Ho Lin, John A Copland, Jin Ding, Regina Cheuk Lam Lo, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Terence Kin Wah Lee
We investigated the functional role and clinical significance of Stearoyl CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) mediated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in regulation of liver tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) and sorafenib resistance, aiming to develop a novel therapeutic strategy against hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) METHODS We evaluated the clinic-pathological relevance of SCD1 and its correlation with sorafenib resistance in large cohorts of HCC clinical samples by qPCR and immunohistochemical analyses. Lentiviral-based overexpression and knockdown approaches were performed to characterize functional roles of SCD1 in regulation of liver T-ICs and sorafenib resistance...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643176/a-promising-tool-in-retina-regeneration-current-perspectives-and-challenges-when-using-mesenchymal-progenitor-stem-cells-in-veterinary-and-human-ophthalmological-applications
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REVIEW
Anna Cislo-Pakuluk, Krzysztof Marycz
Visual impairment is a common ailment of the current world population, with more exposure to CCD screens and fluorescent lighting, approximately 285 billion people suffer from this deficiency and 13% of those are considered clinically blind. More common causes for visual impairment include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy (Zhu et al. Molecular Medicine Reports, 2015; Kolb et al. 2007; Machalińska et al. Current Eye Research, 34(9),748-760, 2009) among a few. As cases of retinal and optic nerve diseases rise, it is vital to find a treatment, which has led to investigation of the therapeutic potential of various stem cells types (Bull et al...
June 22, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642940/mass-spectrometry-imaging-for-clinical-research-latest-developments-applications-and-current-limitations
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REVIEW
Pierre-Maxence Vaysse, Ron M A Heeren, Tiffany Porta, Benjamin Balluff
Mass spectrometry is being used in many clinical research areas ranging from toxicology to personalized medicine. Of all the mass spectrometry techniques, mass spectrometry imaging (MSI), in particular, has continuously grown towards clinical acceptance. Significant technological and methodological improvements have contributed to enhance the performance of MSI recently, pushing the limits of throughput, spatial resolution, and sensitivity. This has stimulated the spread of MSI usage across various biomedical research areas such as oncology, neurological disorders, cardiology, and rheumatology, just to name a few...
June 23, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640705/genomic-analysis-of-childhood-brain-tumors-methods-for-genome-wide-discovery-and-precision-medicine-become-mainstream
#6
Stephen C Mack, Paul A Northcott
Recent breakthroughs in next-generation sequencing technology and complementary genomic platforms have transformed our capacity to interrogate the molecular landscapes of human cancers, including childhood brain tumors. Numerous high-throughput genomic studies have been reported for the major histologic brain tumor entities diagnosed in children, including interrogations at the level of the genome, epigenome, and transcriptome, many of which have yielded essential new insights into disease biology. The nature of these discoveries has been largely platform dependent, exemplifying the usefulness of applying different genomic and computational strategies, or integrative approaches, to address specific biologic and/or clinical questions...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638988/same-day-genomic-and-epigenomic-diagnosis-of-brain-tumors-using-real-time-nanopore-sequencing
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Philipp Euskirchen, Franck Bielle, Karim Labreche, Wigard P Kloosterman, Shai Rosenberg, Mailys Daniau, Charlotte Schmitt, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Franck Bourdeaut, Caroline Dehais, Yannick Marie, Jean-Yves Delattre, Ahmed Idbaih
Molecular classification of cancer has entered clinical routine to inform diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment decisions. At the same time, new tumor entities have been identified that cannot be defined histologically. For central nervous system tumors, the current World Health Organization classification explicitly demands molecular testing, e.g., for 1p/19q-codeletion or IDH mutations, to make an integrated histomolecular diagnosis. However, a plethora of sophisticated technologies is currently needed to assess different genomic and epigenomic alterations and turnaround times are in the range of weeks, which makes standardized and widespread implementation difficult and hinders timely decision making...
June 21, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636761/molecular-tools-for-facilitative-carbohydrate-transporters
#8
Marina Tanasova, Joseph R Fedie
Facilitative carbohydrate transporters - Gluts - have received a wide attention over decades due to their essential role in the nutrient uptake and links with various metabolic disorders, including diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Endeavors into understanding mechanisms of Glut-mediated nutrient uptake have resulted in the multidisciplinary research field, branching protein chemistry, chemical biology, organic synthesis, crystallography, and biomolecular modeling. Gluts became attractive targets for cancer research and medicinal chemistry, leading to the development of new approaches to cancer diagnostics and providing avenues for cancer-targeting therapeutics...
June 21, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635648/deoxyelephantopin-and-isodeoxyelephantopin-as-potential-anticancer-agents-with-effects-on-multiple-signaling-pathways
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REVIEW
Tahir Mehmood, Amara Maryam, Hamed A Ghramh, Muhammad Khan, Tonghui Ma
Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death worldwide. The development of drugs to target only one specific signaling pathway has limited therapeutic success. Developing chemotherapeutics to target multiple signaling pathways has emerged as a new prototype for cancer treatment. Deoxyelephantopin (DET) and isodeoxyelephantopin (IDET) are sesquiterpene lactone components of "Elephantopus scaber and Elephantopus carolinianus", traditional Chinese medicinal herbs that have long been used as folk medicines to treat liver diseases, diabetes, diuresis, bronchitis, fever, diarrhea, dysentery, cancer, and inflammation...
June 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632200/the-beginning-and-development-of-the-theranostic-approach-in-nuclear-medicine-as-exemplified-by-the-radionuclide-pair-86-y-and-90-y
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Frank Rösch, Hans Herzog, Syed M Qaim
In the context of radiopharmacy and molecular imaging, the concept of theranostics entails a therapy-accompanying diagnosis with the aim of a patient-specific treatment. Using the adequate diagnostic radiopharmaceutical, the disease and the state of the disease are verified for an individual patient. The other way around, it verifies that the radiopharmaceutical in hand represents a target-specific and selective molecule: the "best one" for that individual patient. Transforming diagnostic imaging into quantitative dosimetric information, the optimum radioactivity (expressed in maximum radiation dose to the target tissue and tolerable dose to healthy organs) of the adequate radiotherapeutical is applied to that individual patient...
June 20, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628860/in-silico-modeling-on-adme-properties-of-natural-products-classification-models-for-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-its-application-to-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-in-vitro-experimental-validation
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Xiuqing Zhang, Ting Liu, Xiaohui Fan, Ni Ai
In silico modeling of blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability plays an important role in early discovery of central nervous system (CNS) drugs due to its high-throughput and cost-effectiveness. Natural products (NP) have demonstrated considerable therapeutic efficacy against several CNS diseases. However, BBB permeation property of NP is scarcely evaluated both experimentally and computationally. It is well accepted that significant difference in chemical spaces exists between NP and synthetic drugs, which calls into doubt on suitability of available synthetic chemical based BBB permeability models for the evaluation of NP...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628030/a-novel-flexible-cuff-like-microelectrode-for-dual-purpose-acute-and-chronic-electrical-interfacing-with-the-mouse-cervical-vagus-nerve
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April Shawn Caravaca, Téa Tsaava, Laura Goldman, Harold Silverman, Gary Riggott, Sangeeta Chavan, Chad Bouton, Kevin J Tracey, Robert Desimone, Ed Boyden, Harbaljit Singh Sohal, Peder S Olofsson
OBJECTIVE: Neural reflexes establish homeostasis and regulate the immune system. Advances in bioelectronic medicine indicate that electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve can be used to treat inflammatory disease, yet the understanding of neural signals that regulate inflammation is incomplete. Current interfaces with the vagus nerve do not permit effective chronic stimulation or recording in mouse models, which is vital to studying the molecular and neurophysiological mechanisms that control inflammation homeostasis in health and disease...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621158/signaling-pathway-profiling-using-reverse-phase-protein-array-and-its-clinical-applications
#13
Mari Masuda, Tesshi Yamada
Increased accessibility to next-generation sequencing within the last decade has led to a paradigm shift in cancer treatment from one-size-fits-all medicine to precision medicine providing therapeutic strategies tailored to the requirements of individual patients. However, the effect of even the most successful agent yet tested is only transient, and durable efficacy has yet to be achieved. Genome- and transcriptome-based approaches cannot fully predict the diversity of protein expression patterns or post-translational modifications that directly contribute to cancer pathogenesis and physiology...
June 16, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620761/medicinal-chemistry-of-%C3%AF-1-receptor-ligands-pharmacophore-models-synthesis-structure-affinity-relationships-and-pharmacological-applications
#14
Frauke Weber, Bernhard Wünsch
In the first part of this chapter, we summarize the various pharmacophore models for σ1 receptor ligands. Common to all of them is a basic amine flanked by two hydrophobic regions, representing the pharmacophoric elements. The development of computer-based models like the 3D homology model is described as well as the first crystal structure of the σ1 receptor. The second part focuses on the synthesis and biological properties of different σ1 receptor ligands, identified as 1-9. Monocyclic piperazines 1 and bicyclic piperazines 2 and 3 were developed as cytotoxic compounds, thus the IC50 values of cell growth and survival inhibition studies are given for all derivatives...
June 16, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620441/impaired-wound-healing-facts-and-hypotheses-for-multi-professional-considerations-in-predictive-preventive-and-personalised-medicine
#15
REVIEW
Eden Avishai, Kristina Yeghiazaryan, Olga Golubnitschaja
Whereas the physiologic wound healing (WH) successfully proceeds through the clearly defined sequence of the individual phases of wound healing, chronic non-healing wounds/ulcers fail to complete the individual stages and the entire healing process. There are many risk factors both modifiable (such as stress, smoking, inappropriate alcohol consumption, malnutrition, obesity, diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, etc.) and non-modifiable (such as genetic diseases and ageing) strongly contributing to the impaired WH...
March 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618240/omics-for-precious-rare-biosamples-characterization-of-ancient-human-hair-by-a-proteomic-approach
#16
Margaux Fresnais, Pascale Richardin, Marcela Sepúlveda, Emmanuelle Leize-Wagner, Armelle Charrié-Duhaut
Omics technologies have far-reaching applications beyond clinical medicine. A case in point is the analysis of ancient hair samples. Indeed, hair is an important biological indicator that has become a material of choice in archeometry to study the ancient civilizations and their environment. Current characterization of ancient hair is based on elemental and structural analyses, but only few studies have focused on the molecular aspects of ancient hair proteins-keratins-and their conservation state. In such cases, applied extraction protocols require large amounts of raw hair, from 30 to 100 mg...
June 15, 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617419/utilization-of-genomic-sequencing-for-population-screening-of-immunodeficiencies-in-the-newborn
#17
Ashleigh R Pavey, Dale L Bodian, Thierry Vilboux, Alina Khromykh, Natalie S Hauser, Kathi Huddleston, Elisabeth Klein, Aaron Black, Megan S Kane, Ramaswamy K Iyer, John E Niederhuber, Benjamin D Solomon
PurposeImmunodeficiency screening has been added to many state-directed newborn screening programs. The current methodology is limited to screening for severe T-cell lymphopenia disorders. We evaluated the potential of genomic sequencing to augment current newborn screening for immunodeficiency, including identification of non-T cell disorders.MethodsWe analyzed whole-genome sequencing (WGS) and clinical data from a cohort of 1,349 newborn-parent trios by genotype-first and phenotype-first approaches. For the genotype-first approach, we analyzed predicted protein-impacting variants in 329 immunodeficiency-related genes in the WGS data...
June 15, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616721/biomarkers-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#18
REVIEW
J Gallego, C López, R Pazo-Cid, F López-Ríos, A Carrato
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is currently the third most frequent form of malignancy. The role of biomarkers in the diagnostic and therapeutic strategy of cancer is constantly expanding. Translational research is already changing paradigms in tumours encompassing from early diagnosis to precision medicine in advanced disease. Nomenclature for molecular subtypes of tumours is gradually gaining acceptance and there are growing expectations it will further go from the bench to the bedside. However, the clinical relevance of biomarkers in PDAC is still far behind the relevance of biomarkers in other solid tumours...
June 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615068/quantitative-proteomics-in-lung-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Chantal Hoi Yin Cheung, Hsueh-Fen Juan
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide, less than 7% of patients survive 10 years following diagnosis across all stages of lung cancer. Late stage of diagnosis and lack of effective and personalized medicine reflect the need for a better understanding of the mechanisms that underlie lung cancer progression. Quantitative proteomics provides the relative different protein abundance in normal and cancer patients which offers the information for molecular interactions, signaling pathways, and biomarker identification...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608999/specimen-acquisition-roses-gardeners-and-gatekeepers
#20
Adele O Kraft
The use of minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment decisions means that very often cytological samples are the only material available for testing. Cytology has evolved from a strictly morphological approach to the routine use of immunohistochemistry. The advent of personalized medicine has increased the demand for molecular testing, making rapid on-site evaluation even more relevant. This article presents current rapid on-site evaluation practice patterns in different settings, with a special focus on the variety of professionals involved...
June 2017: Cancer
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