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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036889/single-administration-of-melatonin-modulates-the-nitroxidergic-system-at-the-peripheral-level-and-reduces-thermal-nociceptive-hypersensitivity-in-neuropathic-rats
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Elisa Borsani, Barbara Buffoli, Veronica Bonazza, Russel J Reiter, Rita Rezzani, Luigi F Rodella
Neuropathic pain is a severe condition with unsatisfactory treatments. Melatonin, an indolamine, seems to be a promising molecule suitable for this purpose due to its well-known anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant effects, as well as its modulation of the nitroxidergic system. Nevertheless, the data on its mechanism of action and potentialities are currently insufficient in this pathology, especially at the peripheral level. Thus, this work evaluated the effect of a single administration of melatonin in an established mononeuropathy pain model that monitors the behaviour and the changes in the nitroxidergic system in dorsal root ganglia and skin, which are affected by nervous impairment...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036705/chalcogenozidovudine-derivatives-with-antitumor-activity-comparative-toxicities-in-cultured-human-mononuclear-cells
#2
Assis Ecker, Pauline Christ Ledur, Rafael S da Silva, Daniela Bitencourt Rosa Leal, Oscar E D Rodrigues, Daniel Ardisson-Araújo, Emily Pansera Waczuk, João Batista Teixeira da Rocha, Nilda Vargas Barbosa
Considering a novel series of zidovudine (AZT) derivatives encompassing selenoaryl moieties promising candidates as therapeutics, we examined the toxicities elicited by AZT and derivatives 5'-(4-Chlorophenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ1); 5'-(Phenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ2); and 5'-(4-Methylphenylseleno)zidovudine (SZ3) in healthy cells and in mice. Resting and stimulated cultured human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were treated with the compounds at concentrations ranging from 10 to 200 µM for 24 and/or 72 h...
July 28, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036361/chronic-pain-and-neuropathy-following-adjuvant-chemotherapy
#3
Lise Ventzel, Caspar S Madsen, Páll Karlsson, Hatice Tankisi, Baris Isak, Anders Fuglsang-Frederiksen, Anders B Jensen, Anni R Jensen, Troels S Jensen, Nanna B Finnerup
Objective: To determine symptoms and characteristics of chronic sensory neuropathy in patients treated with oxaliplatin and docetaxel, including patterns of somatosensory abnormalities, pain descriptors, and psychological functioning. Design: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Setting: A chronic pain research center. Subjects: Thirty-eight patients with chronic peripheral pain and/or dysesthesia following chemotherapy...
September 23, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035835/nerve-growth-factor-beta-purified-from-bull-seminal-plasma-enhances-corpus-luteum-formation-and-conceptus-development-in-bos-taurus-cows
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Jamie L Stewart, Vitor R G Mercadante, Nicholas W Dias, Igor F Canisso, Peter Yau, Brian Imai, Fabio S Lima
The objective of the current study was to determine if Nerve Growth Factor-Beta (NGF), purified from bovine seminal plasma, would improve corpus luteum function and enhance conceptus development when administered to cows at artificial insemination. Angus cows (n = 60) were synchronized using a GnRH-prostaglandin and intravaginal progesterone protocol (7-day CO-Synch/CIDR) and randomly allocated to 1 of 2 treatment groups: (1) CONT- 12 mL PBS; or (2) NGF- 296 μg purified NGF in 12 mL PBS administered intramuscularly at insemination (day 0)...
October 7, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035737/rethinking-liquid-biopsy-microfluidic-assays-for-mobile-tumor-cells-in-human-body-fluids
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Kuang Hong Neoh, Ayon Ahmed Hassan, Anqi Chen, Yukun Sun, Peng Liu, Kai-Feng Xu, Alice S T Wong, Ray P S Han
Traditionally, liquid biopsy is a blood test involving the harvesting of tumor materials from peripheral blood. Tumor cells from non-blood body fluids have always been clinically available in cytological examinations but limited for use in differential diagnosis due to the low sensitivity of conventional cytopathology. With the recent significant progress in microfluidic and downstream molecular technologies, liquid biopsies have now evolved to include harvesting tumor cells and DNA fragments in all kinds of non-blood body fluids...
October 3, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035614/the-impact-and-implication-of-peripheral-vascular-leakage-on-ultra-widefield-fluorescein-angiography-in-uveitis
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Akshay S Thomas, Travis Redd, John P Campbell, Neal V Palejwala, Justin T Baynham, Eric B Suhler, James T Rosenbaum, Phoebe Lin
PURPOSE: To study if peripheral vascular leakage (PVL) on ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography (UWFFA) prognosticates complications of uveitis or necessitates treatment augmentation. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of uveitis patients imaged with UWFFA and ≥1 yr of follow-up. RESULTS: We included 73 eyes of 42 patients with uveitis. There was no difference in baseline, intermediate, final visual acuity (p = 0.47-0.95) or rates of cystoid macular edema (CME) (p = 0...
October 16, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035604/biomarkers-for-differentiation-of-patients-with-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#7
Shigeki Katoh, Masaki Ikeda, Ryo Shirai, Masaaki Abe, Yoshihiro Ohue, Yoshihiro Kobashi, Mikio Oka
OBJECTIVE: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are airflow limitation diseases with similar clinical manifestations but different pathophysiologic mechanisms. To implement the appropriate treatment, it is important to distinguish between asthma and COPD which sometimes might result difficult in clinical practice. We evaluated biomarkers to distinguish between asthma and COPD. METHODS: Blood eosinophil counts and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) levels were analyzed...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035174/in-male-rats-the-ability-of-central-insulin-to-suppress-glucose-production-is-impaired-by-olanzapine-whereas-glucose-uptake-is-left-intact
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Chantel Kowalchuk, Celine Teo, Virginia Wilson, Araba Chintoh, Loretta Lam, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Adria Giacca, Gary J Remington, Margaret K Hahn
BACKGROUND: Insulin receptors are widely expressed in the brain and may represent a crossroad between metabolic and cognitive disorders. Although antipsychotics, such as olanzapine, are the cornerstone treatment for schizophrenia, they are associated with high rates of type 2 diabetes and lack efficacy for illness-related cognitive deficits. Historically, this risk of diabetes was attributed to the weight gain propensity of antipsychotics, but recent work suggests antipsychotics can have weight-independent diabetogenic effects involving unknown brain-mediated mechanisms...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035111/identification-of-atopic-dermatitis-phenotypes-with-good-responses-to-probiotics-lactobacillus-plantarum-cjlp133-in-children
#9
J Kim, B S Lee, B Kim, I Na, J Lee, J Y Lee, M R Park, H Kim, I Sohn, K Ahn
The therapeutic effect of probiotics in atopic dermatitis (AD) remains controversial and varies according to the individual patient. We aimed to identify a population of AD patients with a good clinical response to probiotic treatment. We recruited 76 children with a median age of 7.1 years who suffered from moderate to severe AD. After a 2-week washout period, all patients were given Lactobacillus plantarum CJLP133 at a dosage of 1×10(10) colony-forming units once a day for 12 weeks. We measured eosinophil counts in the peripheral blood, the proportion of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells in CD4(+) T cells, serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels, and specific IgE against common allergens before the start of the treatment (T1) and at discontinuation (T2)...
October 13, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034542/time-frequency-analysis-of-increases-in-vaginal-blood-perfusion-elicited-by-long-duration-pudendal-neuromodulation-in-anesthetized-rats
#10
Indie C Rice, Lauren L Zimmerman, Shani E Ross, Mitchell B Berger, Tim M Bruns
OBJECTIVES: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) affects a significant portion of the population. Although treatment options for FSD are limited, neuromodulation for bladder dysfunction has improved sexual function in some women. A few studies have investigated peripheral neuromodulation for eliciting changes in vaginal blood flow, as a proxy for modulating genital sexual arousal, however results are generally transient. Our central hypothesis is that repeated or extended-duration pudendal nerve stimulation can elicit maintained vaginal blood flow increases...
October 16, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034454/successful-treatment-of-sapho-syndrome-with-apremilast
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S Adamo, J Nilsson, A Krebs, U Steiner, A Cozzio, L E French, A G A Kolios
Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome is a rare disease with inflammatory osteoarticular and skin involvement. The pathogenesis of SAPHO syndrome remains unclear, but evidence suggests it may be an autoinflammatory disease triggered upon exposure to infectious agents in genetically predisposed individuals. Induction of the IL-23/Th17 axis as well as neutrophil activation seem to play a key role, and therapies targeting these immunological pathways, including TNF-inhibitors, ustekinumab, secukinumab and the IL-1 inhibitor anakinra are potential treatment options that need further investigation...
October 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034450/new-onset-focal-stabbing-headache-associated-with-peripheral-vertigo-a-case-report
#12
Tommy L H Chan, David D Kim, Werner J Becker
We present a novel case of a focal stabbing headache sharing features of primary stabbing headache that started and resolved with the onset and resolution of a course of self-limiting peripheral vertigo. The association of onset and improvement of the stabbing headaches support the trigeminal and vestibular reciprocal relationships. Vestibular input may be the driving force and a potential target for treatment.
October 16, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034341/paclitaxel-induces-stathmin-1-phosphorylation-microtubule-stability-and-apoptosis-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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João Agostinho Machado-Neto, Ana Paula Nunes Rodrigues Alves, Jaqueline Cristina Fernandes, Juan Luiz Coelho-Silva, Renata Scopim-Ribeiro, Bruna Alves Fenerich, Fernanda Borges da Silva, Priscila Santos Scheucher, Belinda Pinto Simões, Eduardo Magalhães Rego, Fabiola Traina
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a hematological malignancy characterized by abnormal proliferation and accumulation of lymphoblasts in the hematopoietic system. Stathmin 1 is a proliferation marker for normal lymphocytes, which has been described as highly expressed in ALL patients and functionally important for leukemia phenotype. In the present study, we expand our previous observations and aim to investigate Stathmin 1 expression and its impact on laboratory features and clinical outcomes in an independent cohort of ALL patients, and to verify the effects of paclitaxel treatment on Stathmin 1 phosphorylation and cell viability in ALL cell lines...
September 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034248/misoprostol-inhibits-equine-neutrophil-adhesion-migration-and-respiratory-burst-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-inflammation
#14
Emily Medlin Martin, Rebecca Louise Till, Mary Katherine Sheats, Samuel L Jones
In many equine inflammatory disease states, neutrophil activities, such as adhesion, migration, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production become dysregulated. Dysregulated neutrophil activation causes tissue damage in horses with asthma, colitis, laminitis, and gastric glandular disease. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs do not adequately inhibit neutrophil inflammatory functions and can lead to dangerous adverse effects. Therefore, novel therapies that target mechanisms of neutrophil-mediated tissue damage are needed...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034237/proteomics-of-eosinophil-activation
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REVIEW
Deane F Mosher, Emily M Wilkerson, Keren B Turton, Alexander S Hebert, Joshua J Coon
We recently identified and quantified >7,000 proteins in non-activated human peripheral blood eosinophils using liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and described phosphoproteomic changes that accompany acute activation of eosinophils by interleukin-5 (IL5) (1). These data comprise a treasure trove of information about eosinophils. We illustrate the power of label-free LC-MS/MS quantification by considering four examples: complexity of eosinophil STATs, contribution of immunoproteasome subunits to eosinophil proteasomes, complement of integrin subunits, and contribution of platelet proteins originating from platelet-eosinophil complexes to the overall proteome...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034159/autoimmune-retinopathy-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#16
Wadakarn Wuthisiri, Yu-Hung Lai, Jenina Capasso, Martin Blidner, David Salz, Erik Kruger, Alex V Levin
Visual loss in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) due to autoimmune retinopathy (AIR) is rare and easily misdiagnosed as hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. We report the rare clinical presentation of severe visual loss in a patient with SLE due to nonparaneoplastic AIR as differentiated from hydroxychloroquine toxicity. A 70-year-old female diagnosed and treated for lupus for 17 years and had been taking hydroxychloroquine for 15 years. Over the past 2 years, she developed progressive peripheral visual loss oculus uterque which rapidly advanced in the latter 6 months...
July 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034157/endoscope-assisted-vitrectomy-in-the-management-of-retinal-detachment-with-corneal-opacity
#17
Yu-Fang Huang, Chia-Jen Chang
A 51-year-old male who had suffered from right eye rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with proliferative vitreoretinopathy received surgical treatments which included the following procedures: lens extraction, scleral buckle, vitrectomy, membrane peeling, photocoagulation, and silicone oil injection. The presenting visual acuity of the right eye was light perception. Slit-lamp examination revealed corneal opacity without a visible fundus. B-scan ultrasonography revealed retinal detachment. Endoscope-assisted vitrectomy was then performed in December 2014...
July 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034113/low-neurotoxicity-of-onx-0914-supports-the-idea-of-specific-immunoproteasome-inhibition-as-a-side-effect-limiting-therapeutic-strategy
#18
Laura von Brzezinski, Paula Säring, Peter Landgraf, Clemens Cammann, Ulrike Seifert, Daniela C Dieterich
Application of the proteasome inhibitor Bortezomib for the treatment of haematopoietic malignancies such as multiple myeloma significantly improves the average overall survival of patients. However, one of the most severe side effects is the development of peripheral neuropathies caused by neurotoxic effects of Bortezomib limiting its therapeutic efficacy. With ONX-0914 a specific inhibitor of the β5i (LMP7)-immunosubunit containing proteasomes was developed that targets exclusively the proteasome subtypes mainly expressed in immune cells including B lymphocytes as the origin of multiple myeloma...
September 2017: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034032/current-perspective-on-hemodialysis-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#19
REVIEW
Shin Okamoto, Osamu Iida, Toshiaki Mano
The prevalence of peripheral artery disease is substantially higher in patients on chronic hemodialysis than in the general population. The presence of calcified lesions characteristic of hemodialysis patients has an adverse influence on the initial success and long-term outcomes of both surgical bypass and endovascular therapy. Although the selection of revascularization strategy depends on whether an autologous vein is available and if the patient has a life expectancy of at least two years, it is difficult to predict the life expectancy in a real-world clinical situation...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034009/a-multicenter-randomized-study-of-decitabine-as-epigenetic-priming-with-induction-chemotherapy-in-children-with-aml
#20
Lia Gore, Timothy J Triche, Jason E Farrar, Daniel Wai, Christophe Legendre, Gerald C Gooden, Winnie S Liang, John Carpten, David Lee, Frank Alvaro, Margaret E Macy, Carola Arndt, Philip Barnette, Todd Cooper, Laura Martin, Aru Narendran, Jessica Pollard, Soheil Meshinchi, Jessica Boklan, Robert J Arceci, Bodour Salhia
BACKGROUND: Decitabine is a deoxycytidine nucleoside derivative inhibitor of DNA-methyltransferases, which has been studied extensively and is approved for myelodysplastic syndrome in adults but with less focus in children. Accordingly, we conducted a phase 1 multicenter, randomized, open-label study to evaluate decitabine pre-treatment before standard induction therapy in children with newly diagnosed AML to assess safety and tolerability and explore a number of biologic endpoints. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients were fully assessable for all study objectives per protocol (10 in Arm A = epigenetic priming induction, 14 in Arm B = standard induction)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
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