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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938177/the-osmotin-of-calotropis-procera-latex-is-not-expressed-in-laticifer-free-cultivated-callus-and-under-salt-stress
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Isabel C C Souza, Márcio V Ramos, José H Costa, Cleverson D T Freitas, Raquel S B Oliveira, Frederico B Moreno, Renato A Moreira, Cristina P S Carvalho
The latex of Calotropis procera has previously been reported to contain osmotin. This protein (CpOsm) inhibited phytopathogens and this was mechanistically characterized. Here, the time-course profile of CpOsm transcripts was examined in the salt-stressed cultivated callus of C. procera in order to better understand its role in the physiology of the plant. Stressed callus (80 mM NaCl) showed an unbalanced content of organic compounds (proline and total soluble sugar) and inorganic ions (Na(+), Cl(-), and K(+))...
September 14, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937269/dose-escalation-using-contact-x-ray-brachytherapy-papillon-for-rectal-cancer-does-it-improve-the-chance-of-organ-preservation
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Arthur Sun Myint, Fraser McLean Smith, Simon William Gollins, Helen Wong, Christopher Rao, Karen Whitmarsh, Raj Sripadam, Paul Rooney, Michael Jeremy Hershman, Zsolt Fekete, Kate Perkins, D Mark Pritchard
OBJECTIVE: A watch and wait policy for patients with a complete clinical response (cCR) after external beam chemoradiotherapy (EBCRT) for rectal cancer is an attractive option. However, approximately a third of tumours will regrow, which requires surgical salvage for cure. We assessed whether contact x-ray brachytherapy (CXB) can improve organ preservation by avoiding surgery for local regrowth. METHODS: From our institutional database, we identified 200 of 573 patients treated by CXB from 2003 to 2012...
September 20, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936405/chemotherapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-current-evidence-and-future-perspectives
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Emanuele Rinninella, Lucia Cerrito, Irene Spinelli, Marco Cintoni, Maria Cristina Mele, Maurizio Pompili, Antonio Gasbarrini
Hepatocarcinogenesis is a multistep process, heralded by abnormalities in cell differentiation and proliferation and sustained by an aberrant neoangiogenesis. Understanding the underlying molecular pathogenesis leading to hepatocellular carcinoma is a prerequisite to develop new drugs that will hamper or block the steps of these pathways. As hepatocellular carcinoma has higher arterial vascularization than normal liver, this could be a good target for novel molecular therapies. Introduction of the antiangiogenic drug sorafenib into clinical practice since 2008 has led to new perspectives in the management of this tumor...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936084/primary-central-nervous-system-fibrosarcoma
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V P Vinodh, Rahmat Harun, Pulivendhan Sellamuthu, Regunath Kandasamy
We report a rare case of a young female with primary brain fibrosarcoma, and to the best of our knowledge, we believe that only <50 cases have been reported or described worldwide so far. Fibrosarcoma is a malignant neoplasm, in which histologically the predominant cells are fibroblasts that divide excessively without cellular control and they can invade local tissues or metastasize. Primary central nervous system fibrosarcomas are very aggressive neoplasms and generally have a poor prognosis. This tumor is either from sarcomatous transformation of a meningioma or arises de novo within the brain parenchyma...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935971/prevalence-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-status-of-hbv-care-among-rural-women-who-planned-to-conceive-in-china
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Yuanyuan Wang, Hong Zhou, Long Zhang, Qiuyue Zhong, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Man Zhang, Yanjie Huang, Anqi Wang, Kenrad Nelson, Yiping Zhang, Donghai Yan, Zuoqi Peng, Ya Zhang, Xiaona Xin, Hongguang Zhang, Jun Zhao, Yan Wang, Ying Yang, Yuan He, Jihong Xu, Xiaoli Liu, Yan Wang, Xu Ma
Globally, one third of prevalent chronic hepatitis B (CHB) virus infection (HBV) occurred in China. Assessing the prevalence of CHB infesction and status of HBV-related services among pre-conception women will provide insight into risks of mother to child transmission (MTCT). A cross-sectional analysis of data from the National Free Pre-pregnancy Checkups (NFPC) program in 2010-2014 was conducted. A standardized questionnaire which collected demographic information and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) which tested serological HBV markers were applied...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935535/effect-of-albumin-on-the-fluorescence-quantum-yield-of-porphyrin-based-agents-for-fluorescent-diagnostics
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Vladimir V Zarubaev, Tatyana C Kris'ko, Elelna V Kriukova, Tatyana D Muraviova
BACKGROUND: Among modern methods of diagnostics of tumors, the fluorescent methods are considered ones of the most prospective. Diagnostic agents (DAs) spread throughout the body by the bloodstream, so, the DA molecules are often transported by albumins and can be affected by these proteins. In our study we evaluate the effect of complex formation between bovine serum albumin (BSA) and three fluorescence DA's (Photolon, Photoditazin and Dimegin) on their fluorescent quantum yields. METHODS: Electron absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy were carried out to calculate fluorescence quantum yields of the DAs using Rhodamine 6G as a standard fluorescent dye...
September 18, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935515/template-for-an-antibiotic-stewardship-policy-for-post-acute-and%C3%A2-long-term-care-settings
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Robin L P Jump, Swati Gaur, Morgan J Katz, Christopher J Crnich, Ghinwa Dumyati, Muhammad S Ashraf, Elizabeth Frentzel, Steven J Schweon, Philip Sloane, David Nace
In response to a rising concern for multidrug resistance and Clostridium difficile infections, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) will require all long-term care (LTC) facilities to establish an antibiotic stewardship program by November 2017. Thus far, limited evidence describes implementation of antibiotic stewardship in LTC facilities, mostly in academic- or hospital-affiliated settings. To support compliance with CMS requirements and aid facilities in establishing a stewardship program, the Infection Advisory Committee at AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, has developed an antibiotic stewardship policy template tailored to the LTC setting...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935478/development-and-validation-of-a-cell-based-assay-for-the-detection-of-neutralizing-antibodies-against-recombinant-insulins
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Sanjukta Chatterjee, Laxmikant Vashishta, Vinit S Waichale, Vivek G Nayak, Ramakrishnan Melarkode, Charles M Donnelly, Patrick T Vallano, Narendra Chirmule, Nilanjan Sengupta
Recombinant biopharmaceuticals can induce generation of anti-drug antibodies, which could potentially neutralize therapeutic drug activity. In this report, we describe development and validation of a cell-based assay for detection of neutralizing antibodies (Nab) against insulin and insulin analogues. In order to achieve clinically meaningful sensitivity the method used an early signalling event, insulin induced insulin receptor phosphorylation as the endpoint. Percentage insulin receptor phosphorylation in cell lysates was measured using ECL based ELISA...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935272/genome-wide-association-study-evaluating-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-serous-ovarian-or-primary-peritoneal-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Kathleen N Moore, David Tritchler, Kenneth M Kaufman, Heather Lankes, Michael C J Quinn, Linda Van Le, Andrew Berchuck, Floor J Backes, Krishnansu S Tewari, Roger B Lee, Joshua P Kesterson, Robert M Wenham, Deborah K Armstrong, Thomas C Krivak, Michael A Bookman, Michael J Birrer
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with progression free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced stage serous EOC. METHODS: Patients enrolled in GOG-172 and 182 who provided specimens for translational research and consent were included. Germline DNA was evaluated with the Illumina's HumanOMNI1-Quad beadchips and scanned using Illumina's iScan optical imaging system. SNPs with allele frequency>0...
September 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934608/chemical-free-fabrication-of-n-p-dual-doped-honeycomb-like-carbon-as-an-efficient-electrocatalyst-for-oxygen-reduction
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Lianwen Zhu, Jun Wu, Qiao Zhang, Xiangkui Li, Yiming Li, Xuebo Cao
Heteroatom-doped nanoporous carbons are now emerging as alternatives to platinum and its alloys as electrocatalysts to facilitate oxygen reduction reaction in metal-air batteries and fuel cells. However, the synthesis of nanoporous carbons usually involve in complicated procedures and intensive chemicals, which may dramatically raise their manufacture cost that even surpasses that of precious platinum. Herein, we demonstrate the single-step, chemical-free fabrication of N, P dualdoped honeycomb carbon that has hierarchically porous structure and oxygen electrocatalysis activity close to the benchmark Pt/C...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933580/the-role-of-cediranib-in-ovarian-cancer
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Cecilia Orbegoso, Gloria Marquina, Angela George, Susana Banerjee
Treatment options for relapsed ovarian cancer have increased over the decade with the addition of targeted agents, such as PARP inhibitors and antiangiogenic agents. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody binding vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), was the first anti-angiogenic agent to be incorporated in the ovarian cancer treatment landscape. Other molecules utilising different mechanisms of action to target angiogenesis have been developed, including Cediranib, an oral potent inhibitor of VEGF Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor that has demonstrated activity in both phase II and phase III studies...
September 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933439/3d-printing-of-high-strength-aluminium-alloys
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John H Martin, Brennan D Yahata, Jacob M Hundley, Justin A Mayer, Tobias A Schaedler, Tresa M Pollock
Metal-based additive manufacturing, or three-dimensional (3D) printing, is a potentially disruptive technology across multiple industries, including the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries. Building up metal components layer by layer increases design freedom and manufacturing flexibility, thereby enabling complex geometries, increased product customization and shorter time to market, while eliminating traditional economy-of-scale constraints. However, currently only a few alloys, the most relevant being AlSi10Mg, TiAl6V4, CoCr and Inconel 718, can be reliably printed; the vast majority of the more than 5,500 alloys in use today cannot be additively manufactured because the melting and solidification dynamics during the printing process lead to intolerable microstructures with large columnar grains and periodic cracks...
September 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933366/the-role-of-the-mapk-signaling-topoisomerase-and-dietary-bioactives-in-controlling-cancer-incidence
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REVIEW
Khaled A Selim, Hend Abdelrasoul, Mohamed Aboelmagd, Ahmed M Tawila
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are common products of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, xenobiotics metabolism and are generated in response to several environmental stress conditions. Some of them play important biochemical roles in cellular signal transduction and gene transcription. On the other hand, ROS are known to be involved in a wide range of human diseases, including cancer. The excessive production of such ROS together with disruption of homeostasis detoxifying mechanisms can mediate a series of cellular oxidative stresses...
April 26, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932899/voluntary-running-enhanced-synaptic-plasticity-learning-and-memory-are-mediated-by-notch1-signal-pathway-in-c57bl-mice
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Xiaochen Zhang, Chunxiao Yang, Jing Gao, Hongqiang Yin, Hui Zhang, Tao Zhang, Zhuo Yang
It is well known that voluntary running can enhance synaptic plasticity and improve learning and memory abilities. The Notch1 receptor is also reported to be associated with these processes, but its role in running-induced alterations is unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether the Notch1 signalling pathway was involved in voluntary running-induced enhancement of synaptic plasticity, learning and memory. Notch1 heterozygous deficient (Notch1(+/-)) mice and wildtype (WT) C57BL littermates were randomly divided into runner group and non-runner group...
September 20, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930977/fourier-based-diffraction-analysis-of-live-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Jenny Magnes, Harold M Hastings, Kathleen M Raley-Susman, Clara Alivisatos, Adam Warner, Miranda Hulsey-Vincent
This manuscript describes how to classify nematodes using temporal far-field diffraction signatures. A single C. elegans is suspended in a water column inside an optical cuvette. A 632 nm continuous wave HeNe laser is directed through the cuvette using front surface mirrors. A significant distance of at least 20-30 cm traveled after the light passes through the cuvette ensures a useful far-field (Fraunhofer) diffraction pattern. The diffraction pattern changes in real time as the nematode swims within the laser beam...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929739/ultrasensitive-capture-detection-and-release-of-circulating-tumor-cells-using-nanochannel-ionchannel-hybrid-coupled-with-electrochemical-detection-technique
#16
Jing Cao, Xiao-Ping Zhao, Muhammad Rizwan Younis, Zhong-Qiu Li, Xing-Hua Xia, Chen Wang
With the growing demands of the early, accurate, and sensitive diagnosis for cancers, the development of new diagnostic technologies becomes increasingly important. In this study, we proposed a strategy for efficient capture and sensitive detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) using array nanochannel-ionchannel hybrid coupled with electrochemical detection technique. The aptamer probe was immobilized on the ionchannel surface to couple with the protein overexpressed on CTCs membrane. Through this special molecular recognition, CTCs can be selectively captured...
September 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928750/the-role-of-maternal-hiv-envelope-specific-antibodies-and-mother-to-child-transmission-risk
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REVIEW
Ayooluwa O Douglas, David R Martinez, Sallie R Permar
Despite the wide availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) prophylaxis during pregnancy, >150,000 infants become infected through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV worldwide. It is likely that additional intervention strategies, such as a maternal HIV vaccine, will be required to eliminate pediatric HIV infections. A deeper understanding of the fine specificity and function of maternal HIV envelope (Env)-specific responses that provide partial protection against MTCT will be critical to inform the design of immunologic strategies to curb the pediatric HIV epidemic...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928668/re-challenge-studies-in-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elena Lionetti, Alfredo Pulvirenti, Martina Vallorani, Giulia Catassi, Anil K Verma, Simona Gatti, Carlo Catassi
Background: Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a clinical entity characterized by intestinal and/or extra-intestinal symptoms related to the ingestion of gluten in individuals that are not affected by either celiac disease (CD) or wheat allergy (WA). Since we do not have specific biomarkers for NCGS, the diagnosis is based on the evidence of a clear relationship between the ingestion of gluten (re-challenge) and clinical symptoms, after a remission during the gluten-free diet (GFD). Several re-challenge studies have been published so far to evaluate the real prevalence of NCGS, reporting conflicting results...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927791/design-and-synthesis-of-novel-prmt1-inhibitors-and-investigation-of-their-binding-preferences-using-molecular-modelling
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Hao Yang, Yifan Ouyang, Hao Ma, Hui Cong, Chunlin Zhuang, Wun-Taai Lok, Zhe Wang, Xuanli Zhu, Yutong Sun, Wei Hong, Hao Wang
Protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) catalyses the methylation of substrate arginine by transferring the methyl group from SAM (S-adenosyl-l-methionine), which leads to the formation of S-adenosyl homocysteine (SAH) and methylated arginine. We have shown previously that the Asp84 on PRMT1 could be a potential inhibitor binding site. In the current study, 28 compounds were designed and synthesized that were predicted to bind the Asp84 and substrate arginine sites together. Among them, 6 compounds were identified as potential PRMT1 inhibitors, and showed strong inhibitory effects on cancer cell lines, especially HepG2...
September 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926952/medium-access-control-protocols-for-cognitive-radio-ad-hoc-networks-a-survey
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REVIEW
Mahdi Zareei, A K M Muzahidul Islam, Sabariah Baharun, Cesar Vargas-Rosales, Leyre Azpilicueta, Nafees Mansoor
New wireless network paradigms will demand higher spectrum use and availability to cope with emerging data-hungry devices. Traditional static spectrum allocation policies cause spectrum scarcity, and new paradigms such as Cognitive Radio (CR) and new protocols and techniques need to be developed in order to have efficient spectrum usage. Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols are accountable for recognizing free spectrum, scheduling available resources and coordinating the coexistence of heterogeneous systems and users...
September 16, 2017: Sensors
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