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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212561/the-tlr7-agonist-imiquimod-induces-anti-cancer-effects-via-autophagic-cell-death-and-enhances-anti-tumoral-and-systemic-immunity-during-radiotherapy-for-melanoma
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Jeong Hyun Cho, Hyo-Ji Lee, Hyun-Jeong Ko, Byung-Il Yoon, Jongseon Choe, Keun-Cheol Kim, Tae-Wook Hahn, Jeong A Han, Sun Shim Choi, Young Mee Jung, Kee-Ho Lee, Yun-Sil Lee, Yu-Jin Jung
Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands are strongly considered immune-adjuvants for cancer immunotherapy and have been shown to exert direct anti-cancer effects. This study was performed to evaluate the synergistic anti-cancer and anti-metastatic effects of the TLR7 agonist imiquimod (IMQ) during radiotherapy for melanoma. The pretreatment of B16F10 or B16F1 cells with IMQ combined with γ-ionizing radiation (IR) led to enhanced cell death via autophagy, as demonstrated by increased expression levels of autophagy-related genes, and an increased number of autophagosomes in both cell lines...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212543/metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-as-a-new-therapeutic-target-for-malignant-gliomas
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REVIEW
Mery Stefani Leivas Pereira, Fábio Klamt, Chairini Cássia Thomé, Paulo Valdeci Worm, Diogo Losch de Oliveira
Metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR) are predominantly involved in maintenance of cellular homeostasis of central nervous system. However, evidences have suggested other roles of mGluR in human tumors. Aberrant mGluR signaling has been shown to participate in transformation and maintenance of various cancer types, including malignant brain tumors. This review intends to summarize recent findings regarding the involvement of mGluR-mediated intracellular signaling pathways in progression, aggressiveness, and recurrence of malignant gliomas, mainly glioblastomas (GBM), highlighting the potential therapeutic applications of mGluR ligands...
February 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212503/lactobacillus-buchneri-s-layer-as-carrier-for-an-ara-h-2-derived-peptide-for-peanut-allergen-specific-immunotherapy
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Julia Anzengruber, Merima Bublin, Eva Bönisch, Bettina Janesch, Angelika Tscheppe, Matthias L Braun, Eva-Maria Varga, Christine Hafner, Heimo Breiteneder, Christina Schäffer
Peanut allergy is an IgE-mediated severe hypersensitivity disorder. The lack of a treatment of this potentially fatal allergy has led to intensive research on vaccine development. Here, we describe the design and initial characterization of a carrier-bound peptide derived from the most potent peanut allergen, Ara h 2, as a candidate vaccine. Based on the adjuvant capability of bacterial surface (S-) layers, a fusion protein of the S-layer protein SlpB from Lactobacillus buchneri CD034 and the Ara h 2-derived peptide AH3a42 was produced...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212428/a-novel-hemagglutinin-protein-produced-in-bacteria-protects-chickens-against-h5n1-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-viruses-by-inducing-h5-subtype-specific-neutralizing-antibodies
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Violetta Sączyńska, Agnieszka Romanik, Katarzyna Florys, Violetta Cecuda-Adamczewska, Małgorzata Kęsik-Brodacka, Krzysztof Śmietanka, Monika Olszewska, Katarzyna Domańska-Blicharz, Zenon Minta, Bogusław Szewczyk, Grażyna Płucienniczak, Andrzej Płucienniczak
The highly pathogenic (HP) H5N1 avian influenza viruses (AIVs) cause a mortality rate of up to 100% in infected chickens and pose a permanent pandemic threat. Attempts to obtain effective vaccines against H5N1 HPAIVs have focused on hemagglutinin (HA), an immunodominant viral antigen capable of eliciting neutralizing antibodies. The vast majority of vaccine projects have been performed using eukaryotic expression systems. In contrast, we used a bacterial expression system to produce vaccine HA protein (bacterial HA) according to our own design...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212363/vegf-inhibitors-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Pankit Vachhani, Saby George
The arrival of targeted therapies-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway inhibitors and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors-and programmed death 1 (PD-1) inhibitors has transformed the management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Once considered fatal, with a median survival of approximately 1 year, these agents have nearly tripled overall survival and have raised hopes of a possible cure for advanced RCC. This review begins with a brief discussion of the seminal von Hippel-Lindau/hypoxia-inducible factor axis in RCC...
December 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211895/electroacupuncture-attenuates-cfa-induced-inflammatory-pain-by-suppressing-nav1-8-through-s100b-trpv1-opioid-and-adenosine-pathways-in-mice
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Hsien-Yin Liao, Ching-Liang Hsieh, Chun-Ping Huang, Yi-Wen Lin
Pain is associated with several conditions, such as inflammation, that result from altered peripheral nerve properties. Electroacupuncture (EA) is a common Chinese clinical medical technology used for pain management. Using an inflammatory pain mouse model, we investigated the effects of EA on the regulation of neurons, microglia, and related molecules. Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) injections produced a significant mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia that was reversed by EA or a transient receptor potential V1 (TRPV1) gene deletion...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211785/continuous-infusion-of-a-large-dose-of-cf-and-5-fu-combined-with-cddp-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-esophageal-cancer
#7
Zheng-Qiu Zhu, Zu-An Zhu, Hong-Xing Cai
5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin (CDDP) are common chemotherapy drugs used in the treatment of patients with advanced esophageal cancer. We investigated the efficacy of adding a continuous infusion of a large dose of a common adjuvant, citrovorumfactor (CF), to the traditional 5-FU/wCDDP regimen. 50 patients with advanced esophageal cancer were treated with a continuous infusion of CF, 5-FU, and CDDP, and the short-term effects, adverse reactions, and survival periods after treatment were analyzed. Overall, the treatment was effective in 58% of patients, and the therapeutic effects of the first-line of chemotherapy were significantly better than the second-line (u = 4...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211638/the-relationship-between-ovarian-function-and-ovarian-limited-dose-in-radiotherapy-postoperation-of-ovarian-transposition-in-young-patients-with-cervical-cancer
#8
Zhenhua Du, Hui Qu
In this study, the relationship between ovarian function and ovarian limited dose in radiotherapy was evaluated in young patients with cervical cancer who underwent ovarian transposition (Fig1B). Moreover, the novel ovarian dose limit for a better preservation of ovarian function in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) was determined. We retrospectively analyzed data from 86 patients with cervical cancer who received radical hysterectomy and ovarian transposition from January 2013 to June 2015. In agreement with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines (NCCN) for Cervical Cancer Version 2...
February 17, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211304/granisetron-and-carvedilol-can-protect-experimental-rats-againstadjuvant-induced-arthritis
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Yasmin Moustafa Ahmed, Basim Anwar Shehata Messiha, Ali Ahmed Abo-Saif
CONTEXT: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disabling autoimmune disorder of the joints as well as other organs, affects about 1% of population. Unfortunately, all current treatments of RA cause severe gastrointestinal, renal and other complications. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the possible antiarthritic effects of a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor blocker, granisetron, and a nonselective adrenergic receptor blocker, carvedilol, on complete Freund's adjuvant-induced RA in adult female albino rats...
April 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211285/can-local-infiltration-analgesia-increase-satisfaction-in-postoperative-short-term-pain-control-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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David Barastegui, I Robert, E Palau, S Haddad, M Reverte-Vinaixa, L Lorente, M Cots
BACKGROUND: One of the major challenges to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is optimal pain control. Effective analgesia is capital in fast-track surgery programs to allow patient's early functional outcomes. OBJECTIVES: Compare length of stay (LOS) short-term pain control, and patients' satisfaction at 1 month between local infiltration analgesia (LIA) combined with femoral nerve block (FNB) and FNB only in patients undergoing TKA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-four patients were included in a randomized prospective study and distributed in two groups...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211064/selecting-postoperative-adjuvant-systemic-therapy-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-critical-assessment-of-commercially-available-gene-expression-assays
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REVIEW
David M Hyams, Eric Schuur, Javier Angel Aristizabal, Juan Enrique Bargallo Rocha, Cesar Cabello, Roberto Elizalde, Laura García-Estévez, Henry L Gomez, Artur Katz, Aníbal Nuñez De Pierro
Risk stratification of patients with early stage breast cancer may support adjuvant chemotherapy decision-making. This review details the development and validation of six multi-gene classifiers, each of which claims to provide useful prognostic and possibly predictive information for early stage breast cancer patients. A careful assessment is presented of each test's analytical validity, clinical validity, and clinical utility, as well as the quality of evidence supporting its use.
February 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211049/low-dose-rituximab-and-concurrent-adjuvant-therapy-for-pemphigus-protocol-and-single-centre-long-term-review-of-nine-patients
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Aaron J Robinson, Mi Vu, Gary A Unglik, George A Varigos, Laura Scardamaglia
Pemphigus is an autoimmune B-cell mediated blistering disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Rituximab has proven effective for the treatment of steroid-refractory pemphigus, although there is controversy over the optimum dosing protocol. Additionally, effective disease control often requires long-term immunosuppression, even in disease-free periods. We present a case series of a single-centre long-term follow up of nine patients with pemphigus, treated with two 500-mg doses of rituximab separated by 14 days along with concurrent adjuvant therapy...
February 17, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210917/adjuvant-agents-in-regional-anesthesia-in-the-ambulatory-setting
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REVIEW
Veerandra Koyyalamudi, Sudipta Sen, Shilpadevi Patil, Justin B Creel, Elyse M Cornett, Charles J Fox, Alan D Kaye
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A majority of surgical practice has involved ambulatory centers with the number of outpatient operations in the USA doubling to 26.8 million per year. Local anesthesia delivery provides numerous benefits, including increased satisfaction, earlier discharge, and reduction in unplanned hospital admission. Further, with the epidemic of opioid mediated overdoses, local anesthesia can be a key tool in providing an opportunity to reduce the need for other analgesics postoperatively...
January 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210393/has-vitamin-d-had-its-time-in-the-sun-for-melanoma
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Christopher J Huerter, Adam Vaudreuil, Devendra K Agrawal, Austin Huy Nguyen
Growing evidence suggests a pivotal role for vitamin D in cancers, particularly melanoma. The broad immunologic effects of vitamin D and its signaling axis make for a complex interplay between tumor cells and the immune system. Preclinical evidence suggests vitamin D to have protective effects in melanoma oncogenesis and progression, creating a potential role for vitamin D supplementation in cancer prevention and/or adjuvant therapy. In this commentary, the authors highlight studies of vitamin D in melanoma with clinical implications and call for large clinical trials to definitively determine the role of supplementation in patients to prevent and help treat melanoma...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210088/clinicopathological-treatment-and-prognosis-study-of-43-gastric-neuroendocrine-carcinomas
#15
De-Jun Liu, Xue-Liang Fu, Wei Liu, Lu-Ying Zheng, Jun-Feng Zhang, Yan-Miao Huo, Jiao Li, Rong Hua, Qiang Liu, Yong-Wei Sun
AIM: To provide more information and therapeutic methods about gastric neuroendocrine carcinomas (G-NECs) which occur rarely but are highly malignant and clinically challenging. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathological characteristics, treatments, and prognosis of 43 G-NEC patients at our hospital between January 2007 and December 2014. The diagnosis was based on the 2010 World Health Organization criteria. RESULTS: Forty-three G-NECs containing 39 small cell carcinomas and 4 large cell NECs with Ki67 > 60% were included in this study, accounting for only 0...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209723/functional-metabolic-and-dynamic-mitochondrial-changes-in-the-rat-cirrhosis-hepatocellular-carcinoma-model-and-the-protective-effect-of-ifc-305
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Enrique Chavez, Maria Guadalupe Lozano-Rosas, Mariana Dominguez-Lopez, Gabriela Velasco-Loyden, Jesus Rafael Rodriguez-Aguilera, Concepcion Jose-Nunez, Marietta Tuena de Gomez-Puyou, Victoria Chagoya de Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrion is an important metabolic and energetic organelle which regulates several cellular processes. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been related with liver diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma. As a result, the energetic demand is not properly supplied and mitochondrial morphologic changes has been observed resulting in an altered metabolism. We previously demonstrated the chemopreventive effect of the hepatoprotector IFC-305. AIM: In this work we aimed to evaluate the functional, metabolic, and dynamic mitochondrial alterations in the sequential model of cirrhosis-hepatocellular carcinoma induced by diethylnitrosamine in rats and the possible beneficial effect of IFC-305...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209545/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-resection-of-renal-vein-leiomyosarcoma
#17
Kathryn Trandem, Monty A Aghazadeh, Alvin C Goh
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare and aggressive retroperitoneal tumor arising from the smooth muscle of the tunica media. The IVC accounts for > 70% of all leiomyosarcomas, with the renal vein being limited to few case reports (1)(2)(3)(4)(5). Accurate pre-operative diagnosis is rare as the origin is unclear and its involvement of the vessels makes biopsy prohibitively dangerous (6). Treatment involves radical nephrectomy followed by adjuvant radiation and/or chemotherapy, with poor prognosis (7)(8). Herein, we describe the laproscopic dissection of a retroperitoneal renal vein tumor using a robotic approach...
February 13, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209456/the-role-of-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-in-gynaecological-cancers-a-systematic-review
#18
L C Mendez, E Leung, P Cheung, L Barbera
AIMS: To summarise and evaluate the current literature in gynaecological tumours treated with stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) through a systematic review using the Preferred Reported Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guideline. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search through Medline, EMBASE and Cochrane databases resulted in 22 pertinent manuscripts. Selected studies evaluated the locoregional role of SABR in gynaecological tumours, regardless of SABR clinical indication...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209418/sporadic-desmoid-tumors-in-the-pediatric-population-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vered Shkalim Zemer, Helen Toledano, Liora Kornreich, Enrique Freud, Eli Atar, Smadar Avigad, Galina Feinberg-Gorenshtein, Suzana Fichman, Josephine Issakov, Tal Dujovny, Isaac Yaniv, Shifra Ash
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: We present our long experience with desmoid tumors in children. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from 17 children/adolescents treated for sporadic desmoid tumors at a tertiary pediatric hospital in 1988-2016. There were 10 girls and 7 boys aged 1-17years. Tumor sites included head and neck, trunk, extremity, and groin. Eight patients underwent radical resection, with complete remission in 7 and local relapse in one which was treated with chemotherapy...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209271/a-simple-method-of-extracting-cap-antigen-of-pcv2b-from-emulsified-vaccines-for-testing-its-stability-and-antigenicity
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Cheng Yu, Xin Li, Wenzhen Diao, Jiwei Liu, Yunpeng Yao, Li Hua, Yaqin Yu, Yongli Yu, Liying Wang
Oil-based emulsions are commonly used adjuvants for veterinary vaccines. After formulation, it is required to extract protein antigens from emulsified vaccines for testing their stability and antigenicity. To establish a simple method to extract the protein antigens, two emulsified vaccines, designated as Cap-206 and Cap-35, were prepared by formulating a 28-kDa capsid protein (Cap) of PCV2b with ISA 206, a water-in-oil-in-water emulsion, or ISA 35, an oil-in-water emulsion. We found that the freeze-thaw-centrifugation method with steps of freezing at -20 °C for 12 h, thawing at room temperature and centrifuging at 9000×g for 10 min could separate the aqueous phase from Cap-206, and a centrifugation method by centrifuging at 9000×g for 10 min could isolate the aqueous portion from Cap-35...
February 10, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
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