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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115890/exploiting-bilosomes-for-delivering-bioactive-polysaccharide-isolated-from-enteromorpha-intestinalis-for-hacking-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Azza Abdelmageed Matloub, Alaa Hamed Salama, Hadeer Ahmed Aglan, Mona Mahmoud AbouSamra, Sahar Salah Mohamed ElSouda, Hanaa Hamdy Ahmed
Bile salts containing vesicles (bilosomes) represent a portentous vesicular carrier that showed prosperous results in delivering active moieties in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). In this study, bilosomes were exploited to deliver sulphated polysaccharide-protein complexes of Enteromorpha intestinalis (EHEM) and enhance its activity against hepatocellular carcinoma as well as resist harsh GIT conditions. Bilosomes were prepared using the sodium salt of three different bile acids (cholic, deoxycholic, taurodeoxycholic) and two different non-ionic surfactants (Span 40 and 65)...
November 8, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083862/tethering-of-chemotherapeutic-drug-imaging-agent-to-bile-acid-phospholipid-increases-the-efficacy-and-bioavailability-with-reduced-hepatotoxicity
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Vedagopuram Sreekanth, Nihal Medatwal, Sandeep Kumar, Sanjay Pal, Malyla Vamshikrishna, Animesh Kar, Priyanshu Bhargava, Aaliya Naaz, Nitin Kumar, Sagar Sengupta, Avinash Bajaj
Weakly basic drugs display poor solubility and tend to precipitate in the stomach's acidic environment causing reduced oral bioavailability. Tracing of these orally delivered therapeutic agents using molecular probes is challenged due to their poor absorption in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Therefore, we designed a gastric pH stable bile acid derived amphiphile where Tamoxifen (as a model anticancer drug) is conjugated to lithocholic acid derived phospholipid (LCA-Tam-PC). In vitro studies suggested the selective nature of LCA-Tam-PC for cancer cells over normal cells as compared to the parent drug...
November 9, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074485/animal-models-of-chemotherapy-induced-mucositis-translational-relevance-and-challenges
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Per T Sangild, René Liang Shen, Peter Erik Lotko Pontoppidan, Mathias Rathe
Chemotherapy for cancer patients induces damaging tissue reactions along the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). This chemotherapy-induced mucositis (CIM) is a serious side effect of cytotoxic drugs and several animal models of CIM have been developed to help understand the progression of CIM, and how to prevent it. Animal models allow highly controlled experimental conditions, detailed organ (e.g. GIT) insights, standardized, clinically-relevant treatment regimens and discovery of new biomarkers...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055048/adolescent-obesity-and-adult-male-breast-cancer-in-a-cohort-of-1-382-093-men
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Lital Keinan-Boker, Hagai Levine, Adi Leiba, Estela Derazne, Jeremy D Kark
Male breast cancer (MBC) accounts for 1% of all breast cancer. Adult obesity and tallness are risk factors for MBC, but the role of adolescent fatness is largely unknown. We aimed to assess the association between body mass index (BMI) in adolescence and the incidence of MBC in a large cohort of 16-19 year-old Israeli males. 1,382,093 Jewish Israeli males aged 16-19 who underwent anthropometric measurements, a General Intelligence Test (GIT) and other examinations during 1967-2011, were followed up to 31.12...
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046389/the-antibody-repertoire-of-colorectal-cancer
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Seong Won Cha, Stefano Bonissone, Seungjin Na, Pavel A Pevzner, Vineet Bafna
Immunotherapy is becoming increasingly important in the fight against cancers, utilizing and manipulating the body's immune response to treat tumors. Understanding the immune repertoire - the collection of immunological proteins - of treated and untreated cells is possible at the genomic, but technically difficult at the protein level. Standard protein databases do not include the highly divergent sequences of somatic rearranged immunoglobulin genes, and may lead to missed identifications in a mass spectrometry search...
October 18, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036627/using-uncertainty-to-link-and-rank-evidence-from-biomedical-literature-for-model-curation
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Chrysoula Zerva, Riza Batista-Navarro, Philip Day, Sophia Ananiadou
Motivation: In recent years, there has been great progress in the field of automated curation of biomedical networks and models, aided by text mining methods that provide evidence from literature. Such methods must not only extract snippets of text that relate to model interactions, but also be able to contextualize the evidence and provide additional confidence scores for the interaction in question. Although various approaches calculating confidence scores have focused primarily on the quality of the extracted information, there has been little work on exploring the textual uncertainty conveyed by the author...
July 24, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944115/demographics-and-incidence-of-histologically-confirmed-intracranial-tumors-a-five-year-two-center-prospective-study
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George S Stoyanov, Deyan L Dzhenkov, Martina Kitanova, Peter Ghenev, Anton B Tonchev
Introduction Intracranial tumors (ICTs) are a diverse group of malignancies that pose an immediate threat to patients' lives, no matter their local or metastatic origin, benign or malignant nature. These lesions have severe clinical courses and need to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible, with pathological verification being the pivotal moment in the process of determining curative modalities. Aim The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of histologically confirmed ICTs in Eastern Bulgaria, based on their type (primary, metastatic, and non-volume occupying lesions (NVOL)), their respective subtypes, and incidence in a descriptive manner...
July 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929046/application-of-three-dimensional-printing-for-colon-targeted-drug-delivery-systems
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REVIEW
Nitin B Charbe, Paul A McCarron, Majella E Lane, Murtaza M Tambuwala
Orally administered solid dosage forms currently dominate over all other dosage forms and routes of administrations. However, human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) poses a number of obstacles to delivery of the drugs to the site of interest and absorption in the GIT. Pharmaceutical scientists worldwide have been interested in colon drug delivery for several decades, not only for the delivery of the drugs for the treatment of colonic diseases such as ulcerative colitis and colon cancer but also for delivery of therapeutic proteins and peptides for systemic absorption...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884493/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-the-west-current-status-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Michael X Ma, Michael J Bourke
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) was first conceptually described almost 30 years ago in Japan and is now widely practiced throughout East Asia. ESD expands the boundaries of endoscopic resection (ER) by allowing en bloc resection of large early neoplastic lesions within the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). This offers advantages over other ER techniques by facilitating definitive histological staging and curative treatment of early cancer in selected cases. Indeed the experience of ESD in Eastern countries is significant, and excellent outcomes from high volume centres are reported...
September 7, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876657/colorectal-cancer-in-a-south-africa-urban-setting-a-preliminary-analysis
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L M Prodehl, B Bebington, J Fabian, E Singh, P Ruff
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer in the world, with an estimated incidence in South Africa of 4-5% of all cancers . Studies show that whites account for the majority of South African patients but blacks for the majority of patients under the age of 50. METHOD: This was a preliminary analysis of the first 113 patients enrolled in a prospective longitudinal study. All CRC patients presenting to the teaching hospitals of the Department of Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand were eligible for inclusion...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876560/what-is-the-diagnostic-yield-of-colonoscopy-in-patients-with-a-referral-diagnosis-of-constipation-in-south-africa
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M Mjoli, V Govindasamy, T E Madiba
BACKGROUND: Constipation is a common problem for referral to surgical and colorectal units. Its association with colorectal cancer is controversial. Some authors have found an increased incidence while others have not. The aim of this study is to investigate the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and other significant colonoscopic pathologies in patients undergoing colonoscopy for constipation. METHOD: All colonoscopy reports for constipation were retrieved from our database from January 2011 to 30 June 2014...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770892/human-epidermal-growth-factor-her-2-in-gastric-and-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
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Asma Shabbir, Muhammad Asif Qureshi, Talat Mirza, Abdullah Bin Khalid
Gastrointestinal (GIT) malignancies are a substantial health concern. Most patients present to the clinics with advanced and un-resectable diseases, so it remains difficult to cure with the existing chemotherapeutic regimes. It is therefore extremely important to devise novel therapeutic targets in these neoplasms in order to improve patient's survival. One such target is human epidermal growth factor, also known as Her-2. Although Her-2 expression and the use of a-Her-2 medications in breast cancers is well established, but its expression and potential use as a therapeutic target in gastrointestinal malignancies remains controversial and heavily debated...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648876/triple-negative-invasive-lobular-carcinoma-of-the-breast-presents-as-small-bowel-obstruction
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Mariya Khokhlova, Heidi Roppelt, Bradley Gluck, Jingxuan Liu, Kester Haye, Sang Pak, Edna Kapenhas
Metastasis from breast carcinoma to the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is very uncommon. To date, only a few cases have been described worldwide. Of those which do metastasize to the GIT, only estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and HER2-neu receptor positive cancers have been reported and none have been mentioned in the U.S. We report a case of a 70-year-old white female with history of triple negative lobular carcinoma eight years earlier who presented with solitary jejunal mass causing obstruction...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576553/phosphate-crosslinked-pectin-based-dual-responsive-hydrogel-networks-and-nanocomposites-development-swelling-dynamics-and-drug-release-characteristics
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S Eswaramma, N Sivagangi Reddy, K S V Krishna Rao
Potential dual responsive hydrogel networks (PPAD) are fabricated from pectin, poly((2-dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)) and phosphate crosslinker bis[2-methacryloyloxy] ethyl phosphate (BMEP) by a simple free radical polymerization. These hydrogel networks are successfully utilized for encapsulation of an anti-cancer drug, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and also employed as versatile platforms for production of silver nanoparticles. Fabricated hydrogel networks and silver nanocomposites were characterized by FTIR, SEM, EDX, TEM, DLS, DSC, TGA and XRD...
October 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276727/evaluation-of-prothrombin-induced-by-vitamin-k-absence-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-and-golgi-protein-73-versus-alpha-fetoprotein-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis-and-surveillance
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Manar M Ismail, Heba K Morsi, Nahla A B Abdulateef, Maissa K Noaman, Ghada A Abou El-Ella
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents a challenging malignancy of worldwide importance. It is the third most common cause of cancer-related death globally as most patients present with unresectable disease. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is the widely and solely used biomarker for HCC diagnosis; yet, its usefulness is hampered by low sensitivity and specificity. We aimed to identify more sensitive biomarkers for HCC diagnosis and a surveillance algorithm that may facilitate early detection of HCC. A total of 305 Egyptian and Saudi participants grouped as healthy controls, cancer controls, benign hepatic lesions, chronic viral hepatitis and HCC were included...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214467/paxillin-a-crossroad-in-pathological-cell-migration
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REVIEW
Ana María López-Colomé, Irene Lee-Rivera, Regina Benavides-Hidalgo, Edith López
Paxilllin is a multifunctional and multidomain focal adhesion adapter protein which serves an important scaffolding role at focal adhesions by recruiting structural and signaling molecules involved in cell movement and migration, when phosphorylated on specific Tyr and Ser residues. Upon integrin engagement with extracellular matrix, paxillin is phosphorylated at Tyr31, Tyr118, Ser188, and Ser190, activating numerous signaling cascades which promote cell migration, indicating that the regulation of adhesion dynamics is under the control of a complex display of signaling mechanisms...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135856/promoter-hypermethylation-and-its-impact-on-expression-of-mgmt-gene-in-the-git-malignant-patients-of-kashmiri-origin
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Arif Akbar Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Shiekh Ishaq, Ajaz Ahmad Waza, Rawoof Ahmad Malik, Iram Shabir, Showkat Jeelani, Showkat Kadla, Waseem Qureshie, Akbar Masood, Sabhiya Majid
Epigenetic alterations, in addition to multiple gene abnormalities, are involved in the genesis and progression of human cancers. Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) cancer is a major medical and economic burden worldwide. Aberrant methylation of CpG islands within promoter regions is associated with transcriptional inactivation of various tumor suppressor genes. Although a number of cancer-associated genes have been found to be hypermethylated in GIT cancer, valuable methylation markers for early diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of this cancer remain largely unknown...
February 7, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994031/flexible-model-based-clustering-of-mixed-binary-and-continuous-data-application-to-genetic-regulation-and-cancer
#18
Fatin N Zainul Abidin, David R Westhead
Clustering is used widely in 'omics' studies and is often tackled with standard methods, e.g. hierarchical clustering. However, the increasing need for integration of multiple data sets leads to a requirement for clustering methods applicable to mixed data types, where the straightforward application of standard methods is not necessarily the best approach. A particularly common problem involves clustering entities characterized by a mixture of binary data (e.g. presence/absence of mutations, binding, motifs and epigenetic marks) and continuous data (e...
April 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716085/clinical-significance-of-incidental-18%C3%A2-f-fdg-uptake-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-on-pet-ct-imaging-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eugenia Shmidt, Vandana Nehra, Val Lowe, Amy S Oxentenko
BACKGROUND: The frequency and clinically important characteristics of incidental (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18 F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) uptake in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) on PET/CT imaging in adults remain elusive. METHODS: All PET/CT reports from 1/1/2000 to 12/31/2009 at a single tertiary referral center were reviewed; clinical information was obtained from cases with incidental (18)F-FDG uptake in the GIT, with follow-up through October, 2012...
October 6, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596990/cancer-survivors-perspectives-and-experiences-regarding-behavioral-determinants-of-return-to-work-and-continuation-of-work
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Saskia F A Duijts, Martine P van Egmond, Maxime Gits, Allard J van der Beek, Eveline M Bleiker
PURPOSE: Supportive interventions to enhance return to work (RTW) in cancer survivors hardly showed positive effects so far. Behavioral determinants might have to be considered in the development of interventions to achieve sustained employability. This study aimed to explore cancer survivors' perspectives and experiences regarding behavioral determinants of RTW and continuation of work. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this qualitative study, semi-structured telephone interviews were held with 28 cancer survivors...
September 6, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
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