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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110362/adult-onset-intradural-spinal-teratoma-report-of-18-consecutive-cases-and-outcomes-in-a-single-center
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Wei Wan, Cheng Yang, Wangjun Yan, Tielong Liu, Xinghai Yang, Dianwen Song, Jianru Xiao
STUDY DESIGN: Eighteen consecutive patients with adult-onset intradural spinal teratoma underwent surgical treatment in our center from 1998 to 2013. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Teratoma is defined as a neoplasm composed of elements derived from three germ cell layers (ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm). Intraspinal teratoma is extremely rare and accounts for 0.2-0.5% of all spinal cord tumors. Moreover, teratoma occurs primarily in neonates and young children. Adult-onset intradural spinal teratoma is even rare...
January 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109165/melatonin-and-sirtuins-a-not-so-unexpected-relationship
#2
Juan C Mayo, Rosa M Sainz, Pedro González Menéndez, Vanesa Cepas, Dun-Xian Tan, Russel J Reiter
Epigenetic modifications, including methylation or acetylation as well as posttranscriptional modifications are mechanisms used by eukaryotic cells to increase the genome diversity in terms of differential gene expression and protein diversity. Among these modifying enzymes, sirtuins, a class III histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes are of particular importance. Sirtuins regulate the cell cycle, DNA repair, cell survival and apoptosis, thus having important roles in normal and cancer cells. Sirtuins can also regulate metabolic pathways by changing preference for glycolysis under aerobic conditions as well as glutaminolysis...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108506/biomarker-dynamics-in-b-cell-lymphoma-a-longitudinal-prospective-study-of-plasma-samples-up-to-25-years-before-diagnosis
#3
Florentin Späth, Carl Wibom, Esmeralda J M Krop, Ann-Sofie Johansson, Ingvar A Bergdahl, Roel Vermeulen, Beatrice Melin
The B-cell activation markers CXCL13, sCD23, sCD27, and sCD30 are associated with future lymphoma risk. However, a lack of information about the individual dynamics of marker-disease association hampers interpretation. In this study, we identified 170 individuals who had donated two pre-diagnostic blood samples before B-cell lymphoma diagnosis, along with 170 matched cancer-free controls from the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study. Lymphoma risk associations were investigated by subtype and marker levels measured at baseline, at the time of the repeated sample, and with the rate of change in the marker level...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106927/cationic-au-iii-versus-au-i-catalyst-controlled-divergent-reactivity-of-alkyne-tethered-lactams
#4
Pedro Almendros, Benito Alcaide, Sara Cembellín, Israel Fernández, Teresa Martínez Del Campo
Switchable reactivity through cationic gold-based catalyst control built on the oxidation state, namely cationic Au(III) versus Au(I), has been achieved in the direct functionalization of 2-azetidinone-tethered alkynyl indoles.
January 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106881/phylogenomics-of-rhodobacteraceae-reveals-evolutionary-adaptation-to-marine-and-non-marine-habitats
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Meinhard Simon, Carmen Scheuner, Jan P Meier-Kolthoff, Thorsten Brinkhoff, Irene Wagner-Döbler, Marcus Ulbrich, Hans-Peter Klenk, Dietmar Schomburg, Jörn Petersen, Markus Göker
Marine Rhodobacteraceae (Alphaproteobacteria) are key players of biogeochemical cycling, comprise up to 30% of bacterial communities in pelagic environments and are often mutualists of eukaryotes. As 'Roseobacter clade', these 'roseobacters' are assumed to be monophyletic, but non-marine Rhodobacteraceae have not yet been included in phylogenomic analyses. Therefore, we analysed 106 genome sequences, particularly emphasizing gene sampling and its effect on phylogenetic stability, and investigated relationships between marine versus non-marine habitat, evolutionary origin and genomic adaptations...
January 20, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106467/follicular-lymphoma-a-b-cell-malignancy-addicted-to-epigenetic-mutations
#6
Koorosh Korfi, Sara Ali, James A Heward, Jude Fitzgibbon
While follicular lymphoma (FL) is exquisitely responsive to immuno-chemotherapy, many patients follow a relapsing remitting clinical course driven in part by a common precursor cell (CPC) population. Advances in next generation sequencing have provided valuable insights into the genetic landscape of FL and its clonal evolution in response to therapy, implicating perturbations of epigenetic regulators as a hallmark of the disease. Recurrent mutations of histone modifiers KMT2D, CREBBP, EP300, EZH2, ARIDIA, and linker histones are likely early events arising in the CPC pool, rendering epigenetic based therapies conceptually attractive for treatment of indolent and transformed FL...
January 20, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106398/synthesis-of-lysergol-and-its-analogues-to-assess-serotonin-receptor-activity
#7
Haosen Yuan, Zhixian Guo, Tuoping Luo
An efficient synthesis of ergot alkaloid lysergol and its analogues is described, providing compounds for functional evaluation at the human 5-HT1A, 5-HT2A, 5-HT2B, or 5-HT2C receptors. Key features of the synthesis include the development of a tandem reaction to construct the multifunctionalized piperidine skeleton and use of a rhodium-catalyzed [3 + 2] annulation in the late-stage indole formation.
January 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106141/mycorrhizal-trifoliate-orange-has-greater-root-adaptation-of-morphology-and-phytohormones-in-response-to-drought-stress
#8
Ying-Ning Zou, Peng Wang, Chun-Yan Liu, Qiu-Dan Ni, De-Jian Zhang, Qiang-Sheng Wu
Plant roots are the first parts of plants to face drought stress (DS), and thus root modification is important for plants to adapt to drought. We hypothesized that the roots of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) plants exhibit better adaptation in terms of morphology and phytohormones under DS. Trifoliate orange seedlings inoculated with Diversispora versiformis were subjected to well-watered (WW) and DS conditions for 6 weeks. AM seedlings exhibited better growth performance and significantly greater number of 1(st), 2(nd), and 3(rd) order lateral roots, root length, area, average diameter, volume, tips, forks, and crossings than non-AM seedlings under both WW and DS conditions...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105812/copper-catalyzed-cascade-phosphorylation-initiated-radical-cyclization-access-to-2-phosphorylated-pyrrolo-1-2-a-indole
#9
Honglin Zhang, Weipeng Li, Chengjian Zhu
A copper-catalyzed tandem radical cyclization of 1-(3-phenylprop-2-yn-1-yl)-1H-indole with diphenylphosphine oxides was developed. C-P bond formation was achieved coupled with C(sp2)-H functionalization. It provided an access to construct the pyrrolo[1,2-a]indole motif and a series of 2-phosphinoyl-9H-pyrrolo[1,2-a]indoles.
January 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105297/follicular-lymphoma-the-management-of-elderly-patient
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REVIEW
Alessia Castellino, Elisa Santambrogio, Maura Nicolosi, Barbara Botto, Carola Boccomini, Umberto Vitolo
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most common indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which typically affects mature adults and elderly, whose median age at diagnosis is 65 years. The natural history of FL appears to have been favorably impacted by the introduction of Rituximab. Randomized clinical trials demonstrated that the addition of rituximab to standard chemotherapy induction has improved the overall survival and new strategies of chemo-immunotherapy, such as Bendamustine combined with Rituximab, showed optimal results on response and reduced hematological toxicity, becoming one of the standard treatments, particularly in elderly patients...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104421/assessing-cancer-progression-and-stable-disease-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-organ-confined-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Meera R Chappidi, Max Kates, Aaron Brant, Alexander S Baras, George J Netto, Phillip M Pierorazio, Noah M Hahn, Trinity J Bivalacqua
OBJECTIVE: To propose and validate a new approach to stratify clinically staged organ-confined muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients (cT2N0M0) that are pathologic non-responders to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) to better characterize NAC non-response. METHODS: We retrospectively identified radical cystectomy patients with cT2N0M0 disease at our institution (2005-2014) and in the National Cancer Database (NCDB, 2004-2012) for external validation. Patients were stratified as stable (pT2N0M0) or progressors (>pT2 and/or pN+)...
January 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103725/a-phase-1-study-of-bortezomib-and-romidepsin-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-indolent-b-cell-lymphoma-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-or-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
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Beata Holkova, Victor Yazbeck, Maciej Kmieciak, Prithviraj Bose, Shuo Ma, Amy Kimball, Mary Beth Tombes, Ellen Shrader, Wen Wan, Caryn Weir-Wiggins, Amanda Singh, Kevin T Hogan, Sarah Conine, Heidi Sankala, John D Roberts, Thomas C Shea, Steven Grant
A phase 1 study was conducted to determine the dose-limiting toxicities and maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) for bortezomib followed by romidepsin on days 1, 8, and 15 in patients with relapsed/refractory CLL/SLL or B- or T-cell lymphoma. Eighteen treated patients were evaluable for response. The MTD was 1.3 mg/m(2) bortezomib and 10 mg/m(2) romidepsin; median treatment duration was 3 cycles at this dose. The dose-limiting toxicities were grade 3 fatigue, vomiting, and chills. Two patients had partial responses, one lasting >2 years, 8 had stable disease, and 8 had progressive disease...
January 19, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102677/intramolecular-construction-of-trifluoromethyl-group-by-the-palladium-catalyzed-alkylation-of-2-3-3-trifluoroallylic-carbonates-with-indoles
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Taisyun Hanakawa, Kazuki Isa, Shin-Ichi Isobe, Yuji Hoshino, Biao Zhou, Motoi Kawatsura
The palladium-catalyzed alkylation reaction of 2,3,3-trifluoroallylic carbonates with indoles afforded a trifluoromethyl group possessing 3-substituted indole derivatives. The reaction proceeded via attack of the C-3 carbon of the indoles onto the C-2 position of the allylic moiety and intramolecular construction of the trifluoromethyl group by the intramolecular fluorine atom shift from the C-2 position to the C-3 position of the allyl unit.
January 19, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102407/introducing-tetramethylurea-as-a-new-methylene-precursor-a-microwave-assisted-rucl3-catalyzed-cross-dehydrogenative-coupling-approach-to-bis-indolyl-methanes
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Mohit L Deb, Paran J Borpatra, Prakash J Saikia, Pranjal K Baruah
Herein we report a microwave assisted Ru(iii)/TBHP-mediated reaction of indoles with tetramethylurea (TMU) synthesizing symmetrical as well as unsymmetrical bis(indolyl)methanes, where TMU acts as a methylenating agent. This is the first report where TMU is used as a methylene source. Moreover, the synthesis of unsymmetrical bis(indolyl)methanes by using a carbon precursor is also reported herein for the first time. Various substituted indoles are used for the reaction. The reaction is high yielding and takes a much shorter time to accomplish compared to the existing methods...
January 19, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100961/auxin-extraction-and-purification-based-on-recombinant-aux-iaa-proteins
#15
Yi Su, Weigui Luo, Xiaofei Chen, Huizhen Liu, Yueqing Hu, Wanhuang Lin, Langtao Xiao
BACKGROUND: Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) extraction and purification are of great importance in auxin research, which is a hot topic in the plant growth and development field. Solid-phase extraction (SPE) is frequently used for IAA extraction and purification. However, no IAA-specific SPE columns are commercially available at the moment. Therefore, the development of IAA-specific recognition materials and IAA extraction and purification methods will help researchers meet the need for more precise analytical methods for research on phytohormones...
2017: Biological Procedures Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100842/prognostic-value-of-thymidine-kinase-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#16
Piotr Stelmach, Jerzy Z Błoński
Thymidine kinase (TK) activity is a marker of biological activity that allows the indolent and aggressive forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to be distinguished. The aims of the study were to determine the relationship between TK activity and clinical status and prognosis, as well as to compare its activity with that of other prognostic and predictive factors. TK activity was measured in patient sera at the time of diagnosis using the DiviTum method, with the mean value being 439 Du/L. A correlation was found between TK activity and risk of disease progression (p=0...
December 30, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099591/analysis-of-effectiveness-of-a-surgical-treatment-algorithm-for-basal-cell-carcinoma
#17
Flávio Barbosa Luz, Camila Ferron, Gilberto Perez Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Surgical excision is the treatment of choice for basal cell carcinoma and micrographic surgery considered the gold standard, however not yet used routinely worldwide available, as in Brazil. Considering this, a previously developed treatment guideline, which the majority of tumors were treated by conventional technique (not micrographic) was tested. OBJECTIVE: To establish the recurrence rate of basal cell carcinomas treated according to this guideline...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099545/cutaneous-adnexal-carcinoma-with-apocrine-differentiation
#18
Vikram Prasad, Wynn H Kao, Grace F Kao
Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinomas are uncommon malignant neoplasms that can be difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish histologically from metastatic breast carcinomas. We present the case of a 71-year-old man with a 5-year history of extensive ulcerated plaques on the posterior neck and posterior scalp. Biopsy revealed a poorly differentiated infiltrating adenocarcinoma consistent with either primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma or occult metastatic breast carcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis demonstrated positive staining for cytokeratin (CK) 7, estrogen receptor, and progesterone receptor, and negative staining for p63, podoplanin, CK20, and thyroid transcription factor 1...
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098779/unravelling-the-diversity-of-the-cyclopiazonic-acid-family-of-mycotoxins-in-aspergillus-flavus-by-uhplc-triple-tof-hrms
#19
Valdet Uka, Geromy G Moore, Natalia Arroyo-Manzanares, Dashnor Nebija, Sarah De Saeger, José Diana Di Mavungu
Cyclopiazonic acid (α-cyclopiazonic acid, α-CPA) is an indole-hydrindane-tetramic acid neurotoxin produced by various fungal species, including the notorious food and feed contaminant Aspergillus flavus. Despite its discovery in A. flavus cultures approximately 40 years ago, its contribution to the A. flavus mycotoxin burden is consistently minimized by our focus on the more potent carcinogenic aflatoxins also produced by this fungus. Here, we report the screening and identification of several CPA-type alkaloids not previously found in A...
January 13, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098311/transition-metal-free-direct-trifluoromethylthiolation-of-indoles-using-trifluoromethanesulfonyl-chloride-in-the-presence-of-triphenylphosphine
#20
Kui Lu, Zhijie Deng, Ming Li, Tianjiao Li, Xia Zhao
A novel triphenylphosphine-mediated direct trifluoromethylthiolation of indole derivatives using trifluoromethanesulfonyl chloride as the SCF3 source was developed. Sodium iodide facilitated this transformation by generating iodine in situ which was found to accelerate this transformation. The use of a transition metal-free protocol, readily available reagents, and mild reaction conditions allowed this protocol to be easily scaled up.
January 18, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
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