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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778505/novel-peptide-nanoparticle-biased-antagonist-of-ccr3-blocks-eosinophil-recruitment-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness
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Milica Grozdanovic, Kimberly G Laffey, Hazem Abdelkarim, Ben Hitchinson, Anantha Harijith, Hyung-Geon Moon, Gye Young Park, Lee K Rousslang, Joanne C Masterson, Glenn T Furuta, Nadya I Tarasova, Vadim Gaponenko, Steven J Ackerman
BACKGROUND: Chemokine signaling through CCR3 is a key regulatory pathway for eosinophil recruitment into tissues associated with allergic inflammation and asthma. To date, none of the CCR3 antagonists have shown efficacy in clinical trials. One reason may be their unbiased mode of inhibition that prevents receptor internalization, leading to drug tolerance. OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop a novel peptide nanoparticle CCR3 inhibitor (R321) with a biased mode of inhibition that would block G-protein signaling, but enable or promote receptor internalization...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777796/identification-of-a-sodium-pump-na-k-atpase-%C3%AE-1-targeted-peptide-for-pet-imaging-of-breast-cancer
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Qian Wang, Shi-Bing Li, Yi-Ying Zhao, Da-Nian Dai, Hui Du, Yan-Zhu Lin, Jia-Cong Ye, Jing Zhao, Wei Xiao, Yan Mei, Yi-Tai Xiao, Shi-Chu Liu, Yan Li, Yun-Fei Xia, Er-Wei Song, Gang-Hua Tang, Wei-Guang Zhang, Zhi-Jiang Li, Xiao-Bin Zheng, De-Hai Cao, Man-Zhi Li, Qian Zhong, Zhong-Ping Chen, Chao-Nan Qian, Wei Fan, Guo-Kai Feng, Mu-Sheng Zeng
The sodium pump Na+ /K+ ATPase a1 subunit(NKA a1), an attractive cancer-related biomarker and therapeutic target, is closely related to the development and progression of several cancers including breast cancer. Currently, a NKA a1 inhibitor, UNBS1450, has already evidenced its great therapeutic potential in personalized cancer treatment. The ability of non-invasive imaging of NKA a1 expression would be useful for selecting cancer patients who may benefit from this drug. Here, we identified an S3 peptide that is specifically homed to breast cancer by phage display...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777004/development-of-a-novel-spect-tracer-to-image-c-met-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-human-tumor-xenograft
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Zhaoguo Han, Yadi Xiao, Kai Wang, Ji Yan, Zunyu Xiao, Fang Fang, Zhongnan Jin, Yang Liu, Xilin Sun, Baozhong Shen
Rationale: Elevated expression of the c-Met receptor plays a crucial role in cancers. In non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), aberrant activation of c-Met signaling pathway contributes to tumorigenesis and cancer progression, and may mediate acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted therapy. c-Met is therefore emerging as a promising therapeutic target for treating NSCLC, and the methods for noninvasive in vivo assessment of c-Met expression will improve NSCLC treatment and diagnosis. Methods: A new peptide-based (cMBP) radiotracer targeting c-Met, 99m Tc-hydrazine nicotinamide (HYNIC)-cMBP, was developed for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775901/tricine-co-ligand-improved-the-efficacy-of-99m-tc-hynic-ser-3-j18-peptide-for-targeting-and-imaging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Zahra Shaghaghi, Seyed Mohammad Abedi, Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr
The early diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is important for increasing survival rate and improving quality life of patients. The aim of this study was to investigate 99m  Tc-(tricine)-HYNIC-(Ser)3 -J18 for targeting and imaging of NSCLC in A-549 xenografted nude mice. The (Ser)3 -J18 peptide was conjugated with HYNIC and labeled with 99m  Tc using tricine as a co-ligand. The radiolabeled peptide was evaluated for its radiochemical purity, stability, receptor binding and internalization in vitro...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775480/titan-cells-formation-in-cryptococcus-neoformans-is-finely-tuned-by-environmental-conditions-and-modulated-by-positive-and-negative-genetic-regulators
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Benjamin Hommel, Liliane Mukaremera, Radames J B Cordero, Carolina Coelho, Christopher A Desjardins, Aude Sturny-Leclère, Guilhem Janbon, John R Perfect, James A Fraser, Arturo Casadevall, Christina A Cuomo, Françoise Dromer, Kirsten Nielsen, Alexandre Alanio
The pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans exhibits morphological changes in cell size during lung infection, producing both typical size 5 to 7 μm cells and large titan cells (> 10 μm and up to 100 μm). We found and optimized in vitro conditions that produce titan cells in order to identify the ancestry of titan cells, the environmental determinants, and the key gene regulators of titan cell formation. Titan cells generated in vitro harbor the main characteristics of titan cells produced in vivo including their large cell size (>10 μm), polyploidy with a single nucleus, large vacuole, dense capsule, and thick cell wall...
May 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774097/natriuretic-peptides-system-in-the-pulmonary-tissue-of-rats-with-heart-failure-potential-involvement-in-lung-edema-and-inflammation
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Emad E Khoury, Safa Kinaneh, Doron Aronson, Offer Amir, Diab Ghanim, Natalia Volinsky, Zaher Azzam, Zaid Abassi
Congestive heart failure (CHF) often leads to progressive cardiac hypertrophy and salt/water retention as evident by peripheral and lung edema. Although the pathogenesis of CHF remains largely unclarified, it is widely accepted that neurohormonal changes and inflammatory processes are profoundly involved in structural and functional deterioration of vital organs including, heart, kidney and lungs. Corin, a cardiac serine protease, is responsible for converting pro-ANP and pro-BNP to biologically active natriuretic peptides (NPs)...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774063/dual-target-gene-therapy-to-eml4-alk-nsclc-by-a-gold-nanoshell-based-system
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Siwen Li, Yuxi Liu, Yalan Rui, Liping Tang, Samuel Achilefu, Yueqing Gu
Although EML4-ALK transforming fusion gene is represented in only 8% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases, its expression is partly responsive for the failure of current NSCLC treatments. Preventing secondary mutation of the ALK protein through direct gene manipulation could overcome NSCLC drug resistance. Method: In this study, we developed a gold nanoshell (HAuNs) drug carrier for delivery and selective photo-thermal release of genes that target ALK and microRNA-301 in NSCLC. Additionally, the densely-coated nanoshell adsorbed high amounts of the positively-charged anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX), generating an exciting multidimensional treatment strategy that includes gene-, thermal- and chemo- therapy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772011/induction-of-influenza-specific-local-cd8-t-cells-in-the-respiratory-tract-after-aerosol-delivery-of-vaccine-antigen-or-virus-in-the-babraham-inbred-pig
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Katie Tungatt, Garry Dolton, Sophie B Morgan, Meriem Attaf, Anna Fuller, Thomas Whalley, Johanneke D Hemmink, Emily Porter, Barbara Szomolay, Maria Montoya, John A Hammond, John J Miles, David K Cole, Alain Townsend, Mick Bailey, Pierre J Rizkallah, Bryan Charleston, Elma Tchilian, Andrew K Sewell
There is increasing evidence that induction of local immune responses is a key component of effective vaccines. For respiratory pathogens, for example tuberculosis and influenza, aerosol delivery is being actively explored as a method to administer vaccine antigens. Current animal models used to study respiratory pathogens suffer from anatomical disparity with humans. The pig is a natural and important host of influenza viruses and is physiologically more comparable to humans than other animal models in terms of size, respiratory tract biology and volume...
May 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765201/deposition-and-transport-of-linezolid-mediated-by-a-synthetic-surfactant-synsurf-%C3%A2-within-a-pressurized-metered-dose-inhaler-a-calu-3-model
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Lyné van Rensburg, Johann M van Zyl, Johan Smith
Background: Previous studies in our laboratory demonstrated that a synthetic peptide containing lung surfactant enhances the permeability of chemical compounds through bronchial epithelium. The purpose of this study was to test two formulations of Synsurf® combined with linezolid as respirable compounds using a pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI). Methods: Aerosolization efficiency of the surfactant-drug microparticles onto Calu-3 monolayers as an air interface culture was analyzed using a Next Generation Impactor™...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763296/delivery-of-a-pro-apoptotic-peptide-to-egfr-positive-cancer-cells-by-a-cyclic-peptide-mimicking-the-dimerization-arm-structure-of-egfr
#10
Kei Toyama, Wataru Nomura, Takuya Kobayakawa, Hirokazu Tamamura
A cyclic decapeptide, CQTPYYMNTC (1), which mimics the dimerization arm of the EGF receptor (EGFR), was previously found to be captured into cells. We have sought to investigate the promising potential of this peptide as an intracellular delivery vehicle directed to EGFR-positive cells. The selectivity of Peptide 1 to the EGFR was confirmed by a positive correlation between the expression level of the receptor and the cellular uptake of Peptide 1 as shown by siRNA knockdown of the EGFR. The pro-apoptotic domain (PAD) peptide, ([KLAKLAK]2), has limited use due to a deficiency of cell membrane permeability resulting from cationic sequences and lack of specificity for cancer cells...
May 15, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761660/feasibility-of-re-biopsy-and-egfr-mutation-analysis-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Tae-Ok Kim, In-Jae Oh, Bo Gun Kho, Ha Young Park, Jin Sun Chang, Cheol-Kyu Park, Hong-Joon Shin, Jung-Hwan Lim, Yong-Soo Kwon, Yu-Il Kim, Sung-Chul Lim, Young-Chul Kim, Yoo-Duk Choi
BACKGROUND: In cases of EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) failure, re-biopsy may be useful to understand resistance mechanisms and guide further treatment decisions. However, performing re-biopsy is challenging because of several hurdles. We assessed the feasibility of re-biopsy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in real-world clinical practice. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and pathologic data of advanced NSCLC patients who experienced disease progression after previous treatment with EGFR-TKIs at a single tertiary hospital in Korea between January 2014 and December 2016...
May 14, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755667/a-set-of-cancer-stem-cell-homing-peptides-associating-with-the-glycan-moieties-of-glycosphingolipids
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Yu-Hsiu Su, Tai-Yun Lin, Hung-Jen Liu, Chin-Kai Chuang
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are currently believed to be involved in tumor metastasis and relapse. And treatments against CSCs are well concerned issues. Peptides targeting to mouse and human CSCs were screened from an M13 phage display library. The first subset of cancer stem cell homing peptides (CSC HPs), CSC HP-1 to -12, were screened with mouse EMT6 breast cancer stem cells. Among them, CSC HP-1, CSC HP-3, CSC HP-8, CSC HP-9, and CSC HP-10 can bind to mouse CT26 colon CSCs; CSC HP-1, CSC HP-2, CSC HP-3, and CSC HP-8 can bind to mouse Hepa1-6 liver CSCs; as well as CSC HP-1, CSC HP-2, CSC HP-3, CSC HP-8, CSC HP-9, CSC HP-10, and CSC HP-11 can bind to human PANC-1 pancreatic CSCs...
April 17, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755570/identification-of-a-novel-tumor-binding-peptide-for-lung-cancer-through-in-vitro-panning
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Babak Bakhshinejad, Habib Nasiri
Tumor-targeted therapies are playing growing roles in cancer research. The exploitation of these powerful therapeutic modalities largely depends on the discovery of tumor-targeting ligands. Phage display has proven a promising high throughput screening tool for the identification of novel specific peptides with high binding affinity to cancer cells. In the present study, we describe the use of phage display to isolate peptide ligands binding specifically to human lung cancer cells. Towards this goal, we screened a phage display library of 7-mer random peptides in-vitro on non-small cell lung carcinoma (A549) as the target cell...
2018: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755443/genomic-organization-and-expression-of-iron-metabolism-genes-in-the-emerging-pathogenic-mold-scedosporium-apiospermum
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Yohann Le Govic, Nicolas Papon, Solène Le Gal, Bénédicte Lelièvre, Jean-Philippe Bouchara, Patrick Vandeputte
The ubiquitous mold Scedosporium apiospermum is increasingly recognized as an emerging pathogen, especially among patients with underlying disorders such as immunodeficiency or cystic fibrosis (CF). Indeed, it ranks the second among the filamentous fungi colonizing the respiratory tract of CF patients. However, our knowledge about virulence factors of this fungus is still limited. The role of iron-uptake systems may be critical for establishment of Scedosporium infections, notably in the iron-rich environment of the CF lung...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752563/alamandine-attenuates-hypertension-and-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-hypertensive-rats
#15
Chi Liu, Chuan-Xi Yang, Xi-Ru Chen, Bo-Xun Liu, Yong Li, Xiao-Zhi Wang, Wei Sun, Peng Li, Xiang-Qing Kong
Oral administration of the peptide alamandine has antihypertensive and anti-fibrotic effects in rats. This work aimed to determine whether subcutaneous alamandine injection would attenuate hypertension and cardiac hypertrophy, and improve the function of a major target of hypertension-related damage, the left ventricle (LV), in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). This was examined in vivo in SHRs and normotensive rats subjected to 6-week subcutaneous infusion of alamandine or saline control, and in vitro in H9C2-derived and primary neonatal rat cardiomyocytes treated with angiotensin (Ang) II to model cardiac hypertrophy...
May 12, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744296/plasma-anti-birc5-igg-may-be-a-useful-marker-for-evaluating-the-prognosis-of-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
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Huan Zhao, Xuan Zhang, Zhifeng Han, Zhenqi Wang, Yao Wang
A recent study demonstrated that circulating levels of IgG antibodies against linear peptide antigens derived from baculoviral IAP repeat-containing protein 5 isoform 2 (BIRC5) and myc proto-oncogene protein (MYC) were significantly increased in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study was undertaken to replicate this initial work in an independent sample. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed in-house to examine plasma IgG antibodies for three linear peptide antigens derived from BIRC5a, BIRC5b, and MYC in 211 patients with NSCLC and 200 control subjects...
May 2018: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742813/mutated-cancer-autoantigen-implicated-cause-of-paraneoplastic-myasthenia-gravis
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Anastasia Zekeridou, Guy E Griesmann, Vanda A Lennon
INTRODUCTION: Anti-tumor immune responses are postulated to initiate paraneoplastic neurological disorders when proteins normally restricted to neural cells are expressed as oncoproteins. Mutated oncopeptides could bypass self-tolerant T-cells to activate cytotoxic effector T-lymphocytes and requisite helper T-lymphocytes to stimulate autoantibody production by B-lymphocytes. METHODS: We investigated muscle-type nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antigen expression at transcriptional and protein levels in a small-cell lung cancer line (SCLC) established from a patient with AChR-IgG-positive myasthenia gravis...
May 9, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741761/peptidome-analysis-of-lung-tissues-from-a-hyperoxia-induced-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-mouse-model-insights-into-the-pathophysiological-process-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#18
Jing Yin, Xingyun Wang, Le Zhang, Xing Wang, Heng Liu, Yin Hu, Xiangyun Yan, Yongfeng Tang, Juan Wang, Zhengyin Li, Zhangbin Yu, Yan Cao, Shuping Han
The aim of this study was to identify and compare the peptidomic profiles of lung tissues from neonatal mice with and without bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Hyperoxia was used to establish the BPD mouse model. Lung tissues obtained on postnatal day (PND) 9 were processed for analysis via histological staining and label-free liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Histological analysis of the lung sections from the BPD group showed significant alveolar simplification and aberrant pulmonary vascularization...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741203/peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-for-advanced-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-from-oncology-perspective
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Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Anna Łowczak, Katarzyna Maciejkiewicz Maciejkiewicz, Jarosław Bogdan Ćwikła
Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) is a form of molecular targeted therapy which is performed by using a small peptide (somatostatin analogue - SSA) that is coupled with a radionuclide beta emitting radiation. PRRT is a nuclear medicine for the systemic treatment of non-resectable, metastasized well/moderately differentiated, neuroendocrine tumours (NET) with overexpression of somatostatin receptor. These types of tumours include gastroenteropancreatic neoplasm (GEP-NENs), e.g. arising from the small bowel (often called carcinoid tumours), the pancreas, duodenum or stomach, but also from the large bowel or the lung and many other tissues (so called diffuse neuroendocrine system)...
2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739850/small-molecule-targeting-of-the-stat5-6-src-homology-2-sh2-domains-to-inhibit-allergic-airway-disease
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J Morgan Knight, Pijus Mandal, Pietro Morlacchi, Garbo Mak, Evan Li, Matthew Madison, Cameron Landers, Brandon Saxton, Ed Felix, Brian Gilbert, Joel Sederstrom, Atul Varadhachary, Melissa M Singh, Dev Chatterjee, David B Corry, John S McMurray
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways and one of the most burdensome of all chronic maladies. Previous studies have established that expression of experimental and human asthma requires the IL-4/IL-13/IL-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα) signaling pathway, which activates the transcription factor STAT6. However, no small molecules targeting this important pathway are currently in clinical development. To this end, using a preclinical asthma model, we sought to develop and test a small-molecule inhibitor of the Src homology 2 domains in mouse and human STAT6...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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