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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231431/enhancing-adoptive-cell-therapy-of-cancer-through-targeted-delivery-of-small-molecule-immunomodulators-to-internalizing-or-non-internalizing-receptors
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Yiran Zheng, Li Tang, Llian Mabardi, Sudha Kumari, Darrell J Irvine
Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) has achieved striking efficacy in B-cell leukemias, but less success treating other cancers, in part due to the rapid loss of ACT T-cell effector function in vivo due to immunosuppression in solid tumors. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling is an important mechanism of immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment, but systemic inhibition of TGF-β is toxic. Here we evaluated the potential of targeting a small molecule inhibitor of TGF-β to ACT T-cells using PEGylated immunoliposomes...
February 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231418/exploring-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-refusal-among-ethnic-minorities-in-england-a-comparative-qualitative-study
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Alice S Forster, Lauren Rockliffe, Laura A V Marlow, Helen Bedford, Emily McBride, Jo Waller
OBJECTIVES: In England, uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to prevent HPV-related cancer is lower among girls from ethnic minority backgrounds. We aimed to explore the factors that prevented ethnic minority parents from vaccinating, compared to White British non-vaccinating parents and vaccinating ethnic minority parents. METHODS: Interviews with 33 parents (n = 14 ethnic minority non-vaccinating, n = 10 White British non-vaccinating, n = 9 ethnic minority vaccinating) explored parents' reasons for giving or withholding consent for HPV vaccination...
February 23, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230828/chromosomal-mutagenesis-in-human-somatic-cells-30-year-cytogenetic-monitoring-after-chornobyl-accident
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M A Pilinska, G M Shemetun, O V Shemetun, S S Dybsky, O B Dybska, O O Talan, L R Pedan, D А Kurinnyi
In the lecture we have generalized and analyzed the data of cytogenetic laboratory of National Research Center for Radiation Medicine of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine on 30-year selective cytogenetic monitoring among the priority contingents of different ages exposed to radiation after Chornobyl accident in Ukraine. It is highlighted that not only targeted but also untargeted radiation-induced cytogenetic effects should be explored, especially in delayed terms following radiation exposure...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230826/modifying-effects-of-5-azacytidine-on-metal-containing-proteins-profile-in-guerin-carcinoma-with-different-sensitivity-to-cytostatics
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V F Chekhun, Y V Lozovska, L A Naleskina, T V Borikun, A P Burlaka, I N Todor, D V Demash, T M Yalovenko, T V Zadvornyi, A O Pavlova, D M Storchay, N Yu Lukianova
AIM: To assess the influence of the treatment with 5-azacytidine (5-aza) on the profile of metal-containing proteins and factors of their regulation in Guerin carcinoma cells in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on Wistar rats transplanted with wild-type Guerin carcinoma (Guerin/WT) and its strains resistant to cisplatin (Guerin/CP) or doxorubicin (Guerin/Dox). Animals were distributed in 6 groups treated with 5-aza and control animals without treatment...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230823/polymorphism-of-dna-repair-gene-xpd-lys751gln-and-chromosome-aberrations-in-lymphocytes-of-thyroid-cancer-patients-exposed-to-ionizing-radiation-due-to-the-chornobyl-accident
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V M Shkarupa, O Y Mishcheniuk, S O Henyk-Berezovska, V O Palamarchuk, S V Klymenko
: The aim of this work was to analyze the relationship between polymorphisms of DNA repair gene XPD Lys751Gln and frequency and spectrum of chromosome aberrations in the culture of peripheral blood lymphocytes of thyroid cancer (TC) patients having been exposed to ionizing radiation due to the Chornobyl accident. MATERIALS AND METHODS: XPD Lys751Gln polymorphisms were detected by polymerase chain reaction in 102 TC patients including 38 patients exposed to ionizing radiation due to Chornobyl disaster (Chornobyl recovery workers, evacuees, and the residents of contaminated areas), 64 patients without history of ionizing radiation exposure and 45 healthy residents of Ukraine as control group...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230822/disordered-redox-metabolism-of-brain-cells-in-rats-exposed-to-low-doses-of-ionizing-radiation-or-uhf-electromagnetic-radiation
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A P Burlaka, M O Druzhyna, A V Vovk, S М Lukin
AIM: To investigate the changes of redox-state of mammalian brain cells as the critical factor of initiation and formation of radiation damage of biological structures in setting of continuous exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation or fractionated ultra high frequency electromagnetic radiation (UHF EMR) at non-thermal levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The influence of low-intensity ionizing radiation was studied on outbred female rats kept for 1.5 years in the Chernobyl accident zone...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230751/the-feasibility-of-embedding-data-collection-into-the-routine-service-delivery-of-a-multi-component-program-for-high-risk-young-people
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Alice Knight, Alys Havard, Anthony Shakeshaft, Myfanwy Maple, Mieke Snijder, Bernie Shakeshaft
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence about how to improve outcomes for high-risk young people, of whom Indigenous young people are disproportionately represented, due to few evaluation studies of interventions. One way to increase the evidence is to have researchers and service providers collaborate to embed evaluation into the routine delivery of services, so program delivery and evaluation occur simultaneously. This study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating best-evidence measures into the routine data collection processes of a service for high-risk young people, and identify the number and nature of risk factors experienced by participants...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230641/peritransplant-energy-changes-and-their-correlation-to-outcome-after-human-liver-transplantation
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Bote G Bruinsma, James H Avruch, Gautham V Sridharan, Pepijn D Weeder, Marie Louise Jacobs, Kerry Crisalli, Beth Amundsen, Robert J Porte, James F Markmann, Korkut Uygun, Heidi Yeh
BACKGROUND: The ongoing shortage of donor livers for transplantation and the increased use of marginal livers necessitate the development of accurate pretransplant tests of viability. Considering the importance energy status during transplantation, we aimed to correlate peritransplant energy cofactors to posttransplant outcome and subsequently model this in an ex vivo setting. METHODS: Sequential biopsies were taken from 19 donor livers postpreservation, as well as 30 min after portal venous (PVR) and hepatic arterial reperfusion (HAR) and analyzed by LC-MS for energetic cofactors (ATP/ADP/AMP, NADH/NAD, NADPH/NADP, FAD, GSSG/GSH)...
February 23, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230309/evaluation-of-positive-and-false-positive-results-in-syphilis-screening-of-blood-donors-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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V S Sandes, S G C Silva, I J F Motta, L G C Velarde, S R de Castilho
OBJECTIVES: We propose to analyse the positive and false-positive results of treponemal and nontreponemal tests in blood donors from Brazil and to evaluate possible factors associated with the results of treponemal tests. BACKGROUND: Treponemal tests have been used widely for syphilis screening in blood banks. The introduction of these tests in donor screening has caused an impact and a loss of donors who need to be assessed. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study of syphilis screening and confirmatory test results of blood donors that were obtained before and after adopting a chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)...
February 23, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229167/mutation-in-a-highly-conserved-glycine-residue-in-strand-5b-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-causes-polymerisation
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Takayuki Iwaki, Kotomi Nagahashi, Katsuhiro Takano, Katsue Suzuki-Inoue, Naohiro Kanayama, Kazuo Umemura, Tetsumei Urano
Serpinopathy is characterised as abnormal accumulation of serine protease inhibitors (SERPINs) in cells and results in clinical symptoms owing to lack of SERPIN function or excessive accumulation of abnormal SERPIN. We recently identified a patient with functional deficiency of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), a member of the SERPIN superfamily. The patient exhibited life-threatening bleeding tendencies, which have also been observed in patients with a complete deficiency in PAI-1. Sequence analysis revealed a homozygous single-nucleotide substitution from guanine to cytosine at exon 9, which changed amino acid residue 397 from glycine to arginine (c...
February 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228841/an-update-on-the-management-of-breast-cancer-in-africa
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V Vanderpuye, S Grover, N Hammad, PoojaPrabhakar, H Simonds, F Olopade, D C Stefan
BACKGROUND: There is limited information about the challenges of cancer management and attempts at improving outcomes in Africa. Even though South and North Africa are better resourceds to tackle the burden of breast cancer, similar poor prognostic factors are common to all countries. The five-year overall Survival rate for breast cancer patients does not exceed 60% for any low and middle-income country (LMIC) in Africa. In spite of the gains achieved over the past decade, certain characteristics remain the same such as limited availability of breast conservation therapies, inadequate access to drugs, few oncology specialists and adherence to harmful socio-cultural practices...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228690/human-cytomegalovirus-interleukin-10-enhances-matrigel-invasion-of-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells
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Cendy A Valle Oseguera, Juliet V Spencer
BACKGROUND: While some risk factors for breast cancer are well-known, the influence of other factors, particularly virus infection, remains unclear. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is widespread in the general population, and both molecular and epidemiological evidence has indicated links between HCMV and breast cancer. The HCMV protein cmvIL-10 is a potent suppressor of immune function that has also been shown to promote proliferation and migration of breast cancer cells. In this study, the impact of cmvIL-10 on tumor cell invasion through a simulated basement membrane was investigated...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228596/antimicrobials-from-human-skin-commensal-bacteria-protect-against-staphylococcus-aureus-and-are-deficient-in-atopic-dermatitis
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Teruaki Nakatsuji, Tiffany H Chen, Saisindhu Narala, Kimberly A Chun, Aimee M Two, Tong Yun, Faiza Shafiq, Paul F Kotol, Amina Bouslimani, Alexey V Melnik, Haythem Latif, Ji-Nu Kim, Alexandre Lockhart, Keli Artis, Gloria David, Patricia Taylor, Joanne Streib, Pieter C Dorrestein, Alex Grier, Steven R Gill, Karsten Zengler, Tissa R Hata, Donald Y M Leung, Richard L Gallo
The microbiome can promote or disrupt human health by influencing both adaptive and innate immune functions. We tested whether bacteria that normally reside on human skin participate in host defense by killing Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogen commonly found in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and an important factor that exacerbates this disease. High-throughput screening for antimicrobial activity against S. aureus was performed on isolates of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) collected from the skin of healthy and AD subjects...
February 22, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228472/unconventional-recombination-in-the-mating-type-locus-of-heterothallic-apple-canker-pathogen-valsa-mali
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Zhiyuan Yin, Xiwang Ke, Zhengpeng Li, Jiliang Chen, Xiaoning Gao, Lili Huang
Sexual reproduction in filamentous ascomycetes is controlled by mating type (MAT) locus, including two idiomorphs MAT1-1 and MAT1-2 Understanding the MAT locus can provide clues for unveiling the sexual development and virulence factors for fungal pathogens. The genus Valsa (Sordariomycetes, Diaporthales) contains many tree pathogens responsible for destructive canker diseases. Sexual stage of these ascomycetes is occasionally observed in nature and no MAT locus has been reported up till now. Thus, we identified the MAT locus of apple canker pathogen V...
February 21, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228329/stringent-factor-and-proteolysis-control-of-sigma-factor-rpos-expression-in-vibrio-cholerae
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Philipp Wurm, Sarah Tutz, Beatrice Mutsam, Dina Vorkapic, Barbara Heyne, Claudia Grabner, Katharina Kleewein, Anja Halscheidt, Stefan Schild, Joachim Reidl
Vibrio cholerae can colonize the gastrointestinal track of humans and cause the disease cholera. During colonization, the alternative sigma factor, RpoS, controls a process known as "mucosal escape response," defining a specific spatial and temporal response and effecting chemotaxis and motility. In this report, the expression and proteolytic control of RpoS in V. cholerae was characterized. To date, aspects of proteolysis control, the involved components, and proteolysis regulation have not been addressed for RpoS in V...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227939/effects-of-coplanar-shielding-for-high-field-mri
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Joseph V Rispoli, Matthew D Wilcox, Samantha By, Steven M Wright, Mary P McDougall, Joseph V Rispoli, Matthew D Wilcox, Samantha By, Steven M Wright, Mary P McDougall, Matthew D Wilcox, Steven M Wright, Samantha By, Mary P McDougall, Joseph V Rispoli
This work investigates the efficacy of "coplanar shielding," in which copper shields are oriented concentric and coplanar to the RF coils rather than implemented as a full ground plane behind them. Following FDTD simulations to determine optimal shielding parameters, two coil geometries were constructed: a circular loop surface coil and a half-volume five-element receive array. Each was evaluated using bench measurements with and without coplanar shielding. Imaging, including accelerated SENSE imaging, was performed with the shielded and unshielded receive arrays on a whole-body 7T scanner...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227699/endurance-based-personalized-fitness-planner
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S Sahoo, V N Tiwari, R Narayanan, S Sahoo, V N Tiwari, R Narayanan, R Narayanan, V N Tiwari, S Sahoo
Endurance is an important factor of cardiovascular fitness indicating the capacity of an individual to perform exercise for a longer duration with increased intensity. Various subject specific and exercise related parameters affect endurance of an individual. In this work, we propose a statistical technique to model endurance as a function of these factors incorporating the serial dependence of observations generated by individuals over time. The proposed model provides a device to predict future endurance of a test subject following particular exercise regime...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227465/reaction-mechanism-of-blood-coagulation-factors-in-shear-flow-field
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Koki Kawakami, Daisuke Sakota, Ryo Kosaka, Masahiro Nishida, Yasuo Kawaguchi, Osamu Maruyama, Koki Kawakami, Daisuke Sakota, Ryo Kosaka, Masahiro Nishida, Yasuo Kawaguchi, Osamu Maruyama, Masahiro Nishida, Koki Kawakami, Ryo Kosaka, Yasuo Kawaguchi, Osamu Maruyama, Daisuke Sakota
Thrombus formation in blood pumps is a major problem. It has been reported that the shear rate is closely related to thrombus formation in blood pumps; however, the mechanism of blood coagulation in a shear flow field is not yet fully understood. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of shear loading on the reaction of blood coagulation factors quantitatively. Human blood and porcine blood were used as test blood and sheared at 2,880 s(-1) for 3 h using a rheometer. After shear loading to the test blood, the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prothrombin time (PT) of sample plasma were measured using an automated coagulation analyzer...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226906/a-new-crank-arm-based-load-cell-with-built-in-conditioning-circuit-and-strain-gages-to-measure-the-components-of-the-force-applied-by-a-cyclist
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Andre V Pigatto, Karina O A Moura, Gabriela W Favieiro, Alexandre Balbinot, Andre V Pigatto, Karina O A Moura, Gabriela W Favieiro, Alexandre Balbinot, Karina O A Moura, Gabriela W Favieiro, Alexandre Balbinot, Andre V Pigatto
This report describes the development of a force platform based on instrumented load cells with built-in conditioning circuit and strain gages to measure and acquire the components of the force that is applied to the bike crank arm during pedaling in real conditions, and save them on a SD Card. To accomplish that, a complete new crank arm 3D solid model was developed in the SolidWorks, with dimensions equivalent to a commercial crank set and compatible with a conventional road bike, but with a compartment to support all the electronics necessary to measure 3 components of the force applied to the pedal during pedaling...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226887/an-ultra-low-power-front-end-ic-for-wearable-health-monitoring-system
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Yu-Pin Hsu, Zemin Liu, Mona M Hella, Yu-Pin Hsu, Zemin Liu, Mona M Hella, Yu-Pin Hsu, Mona M Hella, Zemin Liu
This paper presents a low-power front-end IC for wearable health monitoring systems. The IC, designed in a standard 0.13μm CMOS technology, fully integrates a low-noise analog front-end (AFE) to process the weak bio-signals, followed by an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to digitize the extracted signals. An AC-coupled driving buffer, that interfaces between the AFE and the ADC is introduced to scale down the power supply of the ADC. The power consumption decreases by 50% compared to the case without power supply scaling...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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