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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923251/measurement-of-tsh-receptor-epitope-specific-t-cells-in-graves-disease
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S Allelein, A Kuebart, M Haase, T Dringenberg, C Schmid, M Schott, M Ehlers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923250/clinical-evaluation-of-the-first-automated-assay-for-the-detection-of-stimulating-tsh-receptor-autoantibodies
#2
S Allelein, M Ehlers, S Goretzki, D Hermsen, J Feldkamp, M Haase, T Dringenberg, C Schmid, H Hautzel, M Schott
Until recently, stimulating TSH receptor autoantibodies (sTRAbs) could only be measured by bioassays. A new assay system, which directly detects sTRAb in sera by applying bridge technology, has been established and is now available as automated chemiluminescence (bridge) immunoassay. We evaluated the automated bridge assay in clinical routine and compared it with a conventional automated TRAb assay (competition assay). Altogether, 226 Graves' disease (GD), 57 autoimmune thyroiditis, 74 non-autoimmune nodular goiter and 49 thyroid cancer patients, as well as 41 healthy controls were retrospectively evaluated...
December 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923235/association-of-the-cholinergic-muscarinic-m2-receptor-with-autonomic-nervous-system-activity-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-on-high-dose-antipsychotics
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Masatoshi Miyauchi, Ikuko Kishida, Akira Suda, Yohko Shiraishi, Saki Hattori, Mami Fujibayashi, Masataka Taguri, Chie Ishii, Norio Ishii, Toshio Moritani, Yoshio Hirayasu
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia have abnormal autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity compared with the general population. One reason for this difference is the muscarinic affinity for antipsychotic drugs; therefore, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the muscarinic receptor gene influence this ANS dysfunction. This study sought to determine the effect of SNPs of the cholinergic muscarinic receptor (CHRM) gene on ANS activity in patients with schizophrenia receiving antipsychotic drugs...
December 7, 2016: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923234/transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-channels-contribute-to-the-regulation-of-acid-and-base-induced-vasomotor-responses
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Ivan Ivic, Margit Solymar, Eszter Pakai, Zoltan Rumbus, Erika Pinter, Akos Koller, Andras Garami
pH changes can influence local blood flow, but the mechanisms of how acids and bases affect vascular tone is not fully clarified. Transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) channels are expressed in vessels and can be activated by pH alterations. Thus, we hypothesized that TRPV1 channels are involved in the mediation of vascular responses to acid-base changes. Vasomotor responses to HCl, NaOH, and capsaicin were measured in isolated murine carotid and tail skin arteries. The function of TRPV1 was blocked by either of three approaches: Trpv1 gene disruption, pharmacological blockade with a TRPV1 antagonist (BCTC), and functional impairment of mainly neural TRPV1 channels (desensitization)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923202/structure-based-optimization-of-salt-bridge-network-across-the-complex-interface-of-ptpn4-pdz-domain-with-its-peptide-ligands-in-neuroglioma
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Xian Xiao, Qiang-Hua He, Li-Yan Yu, Song-Qing Wang, Yang Li, Hua Yang, Ai-Hua Zhang, Xiao-Hong Ma, Yu-Jie Peng, Bing Chen
The PTP non-receptor type 4 (PTPN4) is an important regulator protein in learning, spatial memory and cerebellar synaptic plasticity; targeting the PDZ domain of PTPN4 has become as attractive therapeutic strategy for human neuroglioma. Here, we systematically examined the complex crystal structures of PTPN4 PDZ domain with its known peptide ligands; a number of charged amino acid residues were identified in these ligands and in the peptide-binding pocket of PDZ domain, which can constitute a complicated salt-bridge network across the complex interface...
November 30, 2016: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923197/single-chain-fc-dimer-human-growth-hormone-fusion-protein-for-improved-drug-delivery
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Li Zhou, Hsuan-Yao Wang, Shanshan Tong, Curtis T Okamoto, Wei-Chiang Shen, Jennica L Zaro
Fc fusion protein technology has been successfully used to generate long-acting forms of several protein therapeutics. In this study, a novel Fc-based drug carrier, single chain Fc-dimer (sc(Fc)2), was designed to contain two Fc domains recombinantly linked via a flexible linker. Since the Fc dimeric structure is maintained through the flexible linker, the hinge region was omitted to further stabilize it against proteolysis and reduce FcγR-related effector functions. The resultant sc(Fc)2 candidate preserved the neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) binding...
November 27, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923110/impact-of-oligonucleotide-structure-chemistry-and-delivery-method-on-in-vitro-cytotoxicity
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Maja M Janas, Yongfeng Jiang, Mark K Schlegel, Scott Waldron, Satya Kuchimanchi, Scott A Barros
Single-stranded (ss) 2'-fluoro (2'-F)-modified oligonucleotides (ONs) with a full phosphorothioate (PS) backbone have been reported to be cytotoxic and cause DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) when transfected into HeLa cells. However, the molecular determinants of these effects have not been fully explored. In this study, we investigated the impact of ON structure, chemistry, delivery method, and cell type on in vitro cytotoxicity and DSBs. We found that ss PS-ONs were more cytotoxic than double-stranded (ds) PS-ONs, irrespective of the 2'-ribose chemistry, inclusive of the 2'-F modification...
December 6, 2016: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923071/c-type-lectin-mincle-recognizes-glucosyl-diacylglycerol-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-plays-a-protective-role-in-pneumococcal-pneumonia
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Friederike Behler-Janbeck, Tomotsugu Takano, Regina Maus, Jennifer Stolper, Danny Jonigk, Meritxell Tort Tarrés, Thomas Fuehner, Antje Prasse, Tobias Welte, Mattie S M Timmer, Bridget L Stocker, Yoichi Nakanishi, Tomofumi Miyamoto, Sho Yamasaki, Ulrich A Maus
Among various innate immune receptor families, the role of C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) in lung protective immunity against Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) is not fully defined. We here show that Mincle gene expression was induced in alveolar macrophages and neutrophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids of mice and patients with pneumococcal pneumonia. Moreover, S. pneumoniae directly triggered Mincle reporter cell activation in vitro via its glycolipid glucosyl-diacylglycerol (Glc-DAG), which was identified as the ligand recognized by Mincle...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923065/mutations-in-the-heme-exporter-flvcr1-cause-sensory-neurodegeneration-with-loss-of-pain-perception
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Deborah Chiabrando, Marco Castori, Maja di Rocco, Martin Ungelenk, Sebastian Gießelmann, Matteo Di Capua, Annalisa Madeo, Paola Grammatico, Sophie Bartsch, Christian A Hübner, Fiorella Altruda, Lorenzo Silengo, Emanuela Tolosano, Ingo Kurth
Pain is necessary to alert us to actual or potential tissue damage. Specialized nerve cells in the body periphery, so called nociceptors, are fundamental to mediate pain perception and humans without pain perception are at permanent risk for injuries, burns and mutilations. Pain insensitivity can be caused by sensory neurodegeneration which is a hallmark of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies (HSANs). Although mutations in several genes were previously associated with sensory neurodegeneration, the etiology of many cases remains unknown...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923040/a-low-correlation-resting-state-of-the-striatum-during-cortical-avalanches-and-its-role-in-movement-suppression
#10
Andreas Klaus, Dietmar Plenz
During quiet resting behavior, involuntary movements are suppressed. Such movement control is attributed to cortico-basal ganglia loops, yet population dynamics within these loops during resting and their relation to involuntary movements are not well characterized. Here, we show by recording cortical and striatal ongoing population activity in awake rats during quiet resting that intrastriatal inhibition maintains a low-correlation striatal resting state in the presence of cortical neuronal avalanches. Involuntary movements arise from disturbed striatal resting activity through two different population dynamics...
December 2016: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923036/cotargeting-of-cyp-19-aromatase-and-emerging-pivotal-signalling-pathways-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Stine Daldorff, Randi Margit Ruud Mathiesen, Olav Erich Yri, Hilde Presterud Ødegård, Jürgen Geisler
Aromatase inhibition is one of the cornerstones of modern endocrine therapy of oestrogen receptor-positive (ER+) metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors anastrozole and letrozole, as well as the steroidal aromatase inactivator exemestane, are the preferred drugs and established worldwide in all clinical phases of the disease. However, although many patients suffering from MBC experience an initial stabilisation of their metastatic burden, drug resistance and disease progression occur frequently, following in general only a few months on treatment...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923028/corrigendum-generation-of-stable-monoclonal-antibody-producing-b-cell-receptor-positive-human-memory-b-cells-by-genetic-programming
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Mark J Kwakkenbos, Sean A Diehl, Etsuko Yasuda, Arjen Q Bakker, Caroline M M van Geelen, Michaël V Lukens, Grada M van Bleek, Myra N Widjojoatmodjo, Willy M J M Bogers, Henrik Mei, Andreas Radbruch, Ferenc A Scheeren, Hergen Spits, Tim Beaumont
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922937/repurposing-ospemifene-for-potentiating-an-antigen-specific-immune-response
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Chiao-Jung Kao, Gregory T Wurz, Yi-Chen Lin, Daniel P Vang, Brian Phong, Michael W DeGregorio
OBJECTIVE: Ospemifene, an estrogen receptor agonist/antagonist approved for the treatment of dyspareunia and vaginal dryness in postmenopausal women, has potential new indications as an immune modulator. The overall objective of the present series of preclinical studies was to evaluate the immunomodulatory activity of ospemifene in combination with a peptide cancer vaccine. METHODS: Immune regulating effects, mechanism of action and structure activity relationships of ospemifene and related compounds were evaluated by examining expression of T-cell activating cytokines in vitro, and antigen-specific immune response and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte activity in vivo...
December 5, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922911/meta-analysis-of-comparison-of-the-newer-p2y12-inhibitors-oral-preparation-or-intravenous-to-clopidogrel-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Lu Zhang, Jun Lu, Weihua Dong, Huiping Tian, Weiyi Feng, Haisheng You, Hairong He, Jing Ma, Yalin Dong
AIMS: New P2Y12 adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonist that has been used in the treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with mixed results. This systematic review analyzed and compared the evidence from large, clinical trials regarding the efficacy of clopidogrel relative to that of cangrelor, prasugrel, and ticagrelor in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular events in patients with ACS. METHODS AND RESULTS: This analysis of the findings for comparing newer P2Y12 inhibitors with clopidogrel of 13 clinical trials involving a total of 87,985 patients with ACS ...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922872/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-in-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-associated-with-an-immature-teratoma
#15
Ryusuke Nakamoto, Yuji Nakamoto, Takayoshi Ishimori, Yasutaka Fushimi, Kaori Togashi
We report a case of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis associated with an immature teratoma developed in a 38-year-old woman. Positron emission tomography (PET) revealed focal intense uptake of F-fluorodeoxyglucose in an area of the brain corresponding to the right medial temporal lobe as well as an intrapelvic tumor. After the PET examination, the patient complained of disorientation and short-term memory loss. The ovarian tumor was resected and diagnosed as an immature teratoma. The cerebrospinal fluid analysis was positive for anti-NMDAR antibody...
December 3, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922860/the-impact-of-radiological-response-to-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-on-overall-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-midgut-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Mehmet Yalchin, Amelia Oliveira, Eleni Theocharidou, Deborah Pencharz, Shaunak Navalkissoor, Ann-Marie Quigley, Martin Walker, Martyn Caplin, Christos Toumpanakis
PURPOSE OF THE REPORT: Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is an effective treatment for advanced neuroendocrine tumors (NET); however, long-term survival data are scarce. The aim of this study is to determine long-term survival in patients with metastatic midgut NET, according to response to PRRT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty-three consecutive patients with progressive metastatic midgut NET underwent PRRT. Response at 1 year post PRRT was classified as partial response, stable disease, disease progression, or death...
December 3, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922847/apolipoprotein-e-metabolism-and-functions-in-brain-and-its-role-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Fan Liao, Hyejin Yoon, Jungsu Kim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: APOE4 genotype is the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Prevailing evidence suggests that amyloid β plays a critical role in Alzheimer's disease. The objective of this article is to review the recent findings about the metabolism of apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and amyloid β and other possible mechanisms by which ApoE contributes to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. RECENT FINDINGS: ApoE isoforms have differential effects on amyloid β metabolism...
December 5, 2016: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922830/ligand-receptor-binding-kinetics-in-surface-plasmon-resonance-cells-a-monte-carlo-analysis
#18
Jacob Carroll, Matthew Raum, Kimberly Forsten-Williams, Uwe C Täuber
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) chips are widely used to measure association and dissociation rates for the binding kinetics between two species of chemicals, e.g., cell receptors and ligands. It is commonly assumed that ligands are spatially well mixed in the SPR region, and hence a mean-field rate equation description is appropriate. This approximation however ignores the spatial fluctuations as well as temporal correlations induced by multiple local rebinding events, which become prominent for slow diffusion rates and high binding affinities...
December 6, 2016: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922818/age-related-changes-in-the-gene-expression-profile-of-antigen-specific-mouse-cd8-t-cells-can-be-partially-reversed-by-blockade-of-the-btla-cd160-pathways-during-vaccination
#19
Noor Dawany, Elizabeth M Parzych, Louise C Showe, Hildegund Cj Ertl
We analyzed gene expression profiles of young and aged mouse CD8(+) T cells specific for the nucleoprotein (NP) of influenza A/PR8/34 virus. CD8(+) T cells were stimulated either by the NP antigen expressed in its native form or fused into the herpes virus (HSV)-1 glycoprotein D (gD) protein, which blocks signaling through the immunoinhibitory B and T lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA) and CD160 pathways. We show that NP-specific CD8(+) T cells from aged mice exhibit numerous differences in gene expression compared to NP-specific CD8(+) T cells from young mice, including a significant reduction of expression in genes involved in T cell receptor (TcR) and CD28 signaling...
November 9, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922739/tyrosine-kinase-aurora-kinase-and-leucine-aminopeptidase-as-attractive-drug-targets-in-anticancer-therapy-characterisation-of-their-inhibitors
#20
Joanna Ziemska, Jolanta Solecka
Cancers are the leading cause of deaths all over the world. Available anticancer agents used in clinics exhibit low therapeutic index and usually high toxicity. Wide spreading drug resistance of cancer cells induce a demanding need to search for new drug targets. Currently, many on-going studies on novel compounds with potent anticancer activity, high selectivity as well as new modes of action are conducted. In this work, we describe in details three enzyme groups, which are at present of extensive interest to medical researchers and pharmaceutical companies...
2016: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
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