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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896243/profile-of-tivantinib-and-its-potential-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-evidence-to-date
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REVIEW
Daniel Pievsky, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fastest rising cause of cancer-related death in the United States and carries a very poor prognosis, with a median survival time of <50% at 1 year for advanced disease. To date, sorafenib is the only therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of advanced HCC. Tivantinib (ARQ-197), a non-ATP competitive inhibitor of cellular mesenchymal-epithelial transcription factor (c-MET), has shown a survival benefit in patients with advanced HCC who have failed or are intolerant to sorafenib in Phase I and II trials...
2016: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856296/tyramine-and-histamine-risk-assessment-related-to-consumption-of-dry-fermented-sausages-by-the-spanish-population
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M L Latorre-Moratalla, O Comas-Basté, S Bover-Cid, M C Vidal-Carou
Tyramine and histamine are the main dietary bioactive amines related to acute adverse health effects. Dry fermented sausages can easily accumulate high levels of these hazards and are frequently consumed in Spain. The present work aims to assess the exposure to tyramine and histamine from the consumption of dry fermented sausages by the Spanish population and to assess the risk to suffer acute health effects from this exposure. A probabilistic estimation of the exposure to these hazards was derived combining probability distributions of these amines in dry fermented sausages (n = 474) and their consumption by the Spanish population...
November 14, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853717/amiata-donkey-milk-chain-animal-health-evaluation-and-milk-quality
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Giuseppe Ragona, Franco Corrias, Martina Benedetti, Maria Paladini, Federica Salari, Lolanda Altomonte, Mina Martini
This study presents an investigation of Amiata donkey health and quality of milk for human consumption. Thirty-one lactating dairy jennies were examined. The following samples were collected: faecal samples from the rectum of animals for parasitological examination; cervical swabs for the detection of bacteria causing reproductive disorders; and blood samples for serological diagnosis of main zoonotic (Brucella spp., Leptospira spp.) and donkey abortion agents (Brucella spp., Leptospira spp., Salmonella abortus equi, Equine viral arterithis virus, Equine herpesvirus type 1)...
June 3, 2016: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853709/soybean-and-lactose-in-meat-products-and-preparations-sampled-at-retail
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Filomena Piccolo, Lucia Vollano, Giuseppe Base, Mariagrazia Girasole, Giorgio Smaldone, Maria Luisa Cortesi
Food allergies and intolerances have increased during the last decades and regulatory authorities have taken different measures to prevent and manage consumers' adverse reactions, including correct labelling of foods. Aim of this work was to search for soybean and lactose in meat products and meat preparations taken from retail in some provinces of Campania Region (Southern Italy) and to evaluate the food labels compliance with Regulation (EU) n.1169/2011. Soybean and lactose were searched using commercial kits in n...
June 3, 2016: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807302/sunitinib-ten-years-of-successful-clinical-use-and-study-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Robert J Motzer, Bernard Escudier, Andrew Gannon, Robert A Figlin
: : The oral multikinase inhibitor sunitinib malate was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2006 for use in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Since then, it has been approved globally for this indication and for patients with imatinib-resistant or -intolerant gastrointestinal stromal tumors and advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the era of targeted therapy, and specifically the approval of sunitinib, it is worthwhile to highlight the progress that has been made in advanced RCC as it relates to the study of sunitinib...
November 2, 2016: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797444/hereditary-fructose-intolerance-mimicking-a-biochemical-phenotype-of-mucolipidosis-a-review-of-the-literature-of-secondary-causes-of-lysosomal-enzyme-activity-elevation-in-serum
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Carlos R Ferreira, Joseph M Devaney, Sean E Hofherr, Laura M Pollard, Kristina Cusmano-Ozog
We describe a patient with failure to thrive, hepatomegaly, liver dysfunction, and elevation of multiple plasma lysosomal enzyme activities mimicking mucolipidosis II or III, in whom a diagnosis of hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) was ultimately obtained. She presented before introduction of solid foods, given her consumption of a fructose-containing infant formula. We present the most extensive panel of lysosomal enzyme activities reported to date in a patient with HFI, and propose that multiple enzyme elevations in plasma, especially when in conjunction with a normal plasma α-mannosidase activity, should elicit a differential diagnosis of HFI...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796452/development-and-optimisation-of-a-generic-micro-lc-esi-ms-method-for-the-qualitative-and-quantitative-determination-of-30-mer-toxic-gliadin-peptides-in-wheat-flour-for-food-analysis
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Bilgin Vatansever, Amalia Muñoz, Christoph L Klein, Knut Reinert
We sometimes see manufactured bakery products on the market which are labelled as being gluten free. Why is the content of such gluten proteins of importance for the fabrication of bakery industry and for the products? The gluten proteins represent up to 80 % of wheat proteins, and they are conventionally subdivided into gliadins and glutenins. Gliadins belong to the proline and glutamine-rich prolamin family. Its role in human gluten intolerance, as a consequence of its harmful effects, is well documented in the scientific literature...
October 28, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777447/plant-based-milk-alternatives-an-emerging-segment-of-functional-beverages-a-review
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Swati Sethi, S K Tyagi, Rahul K Anurag
Plant-based or non-dairy milk alternative is the fast growing segment in newer food product development category of functional and specialty beverage across the globe. Nowadays, cow milk allergy, lactose intolerance, calorie concern and prevalence of hypercholesterolemia, more preference to vegan diets has influenced consumers towards choosing cow milk alternatives. Plant-based milk alternatives are a rising trend, which can serve as an inexpensive alternate to poor economic group of developing countries and in places, where cow's milk supply is insufficient...
September 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753991/ed-05-3-association-between-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Duk Hee Lee
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of major cardiovascular risk factors like glucose intolerance, dyslipidemia, and high blood pressure. The most important risk factor for MetS is abdominal obesity. Also, insulin resistance is considered as an underlying pathophysiology of MetS. Under the current paradigm, excess calorie intake and physical inactivity are major contributors to obesity and insulin resistance.Meanwhile, many environmental chemicals have recently received attention as a significant contributor to obesity and obesity-related metabolic dysfunction...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738746/adipose-hif-1%C3%AE-causes-obesity-by-suppressing-brown-adipose-tissue-thermogenesis
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Jonathan C Jun, Ronald Devera, Dileep Unnikrishnan, Mi-Kyung Shin, Shannon Bevans-Fonti, Qiaoling Yao, Aman Rathore, Haris Younas, Nils Halberg, Philipp E Scherer, Vsevolod Y Polotsky
: Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in adipose tissue is known to promote obesity. We hypothesized that HIF-1α interferes with brown fat thermogenesis, thus decreasing energy expenditure. To test this hypothesis, we compared transgenic mice constitutively expressing HIF-1α in adipose tissues (HIF-1α++) at usual temperature (22 °C), where brown fat is somewhat active, or at thermoneutrality (30 °C), where brown fat is minimally active. HIF-1α++ mice or control litter mates were separated into room temperature (22 °C) or thermoneutrality (30 °C) groups...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738095/ceritinib-a-primer-for-pharmacists
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Trang H Au, Courtney C Cavalieri, David D Stenehjem
Clinical pharmacists are important contributors to the care of patients with cancer; it is therefore critical for oncology clinical pharmacists to stay current with new anticancer therapies. This review summarizes the epidemiology and pathogenesis of non-small cell lung cancer, including the most common genetic alterations, as well as the mechanism of action, clinical development, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitor ceritinib for the treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive non-small cell lung cancer...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726930/osteoporosis-is-milk-a-kindness-or-a-curse
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Patrice Fardellone, Alice Séjourné, Hubert Blain, Bernard Cortet, Thierry Thomas
Cow's milk is often severely criticized as a cause of multiple health problems, including an increased risk of fractures. A close look at the scientific literature shows a striking contradiction. On the one hand, experimental studies of surrogate markers (e.g., bone turnover markers and bone mineral density [BMD]) usually indicate benefits from drinking cow's milk. On the other, the findings from epidemiological studies are conflicting and disconcerting. In all age groups, including children and postmenopausal women, consuming cow's milk, powdered milk supplements, or whey protein is associated with a slower bone turnover and unchanged or higher BMD values...
October 7, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719658/aspirin-intolerance-experimental-models-for-bed-to-bench
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Masamichi Yamashita
Aspirin is the oldest non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and it sometimes causes asthma-like symptoms known as aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD), which can be serious. Unwanted effects of aspirin (aspirin intolerance) are also observed in patients with food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis, a type I allergy disease, and aspirin-induced urticaria (AIU). However the target and the mechanism of the aspirin intolerance are still unknown. There is no animal or cellular model of AERD, because its pathophysiological mechanism is still unknown, but it is thought that inhibition of cyclooxygenase by causative agents lead to an increase of free arachidonic acid, which is metabolized into cysteinyl leukotrienes (cysLTs) that provoke airway smooth muscle constriction and asthma symptoms...
October 5, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716281/glycine-n-methyltransferase-deficiency-in-female-mice-impairs-insulin-signaling-and-promotes-gluconeogenesis-by-modulating-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-the-liver
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Yi-Jen Liao, Tzong-Shyuan Lee, Yuh-Ching Twu, Shih-Ming Hsu, Ching-Ping Yang, Chung-Kwe Wang, Yu-Chih Liang, Yi-Ming Arthur Chen
BACKGROUND: Glycine N-methyltransferase (GNMT) is abundantly expressed in the normal liver but is down-regulated in liver cancer tissues. GNMT knockout (Gnmt-/-) mice can spontaneously develop chronic hepatitis, fatty liver, and liver cancer. We previously demonstrated that hepatic GNMT is decreased in high-fat-diet-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus, but its contribution to metabolic syndrome is unclear. Here we show that GNMT modulates key aspects of metabolic syndrome in mice. METHODS: Eleven-week-old Gnmt-/- and wild-type (WT) mice with a C57BL/6 genetic background were used in this study...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713523/effects-of-melanocortin-3-and-4-receptor-deficiency-on-energy-homeostasis-in-rats
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Panpan You, Handan Hu, Yuting Chen, Yongliang Zhao, Yiqing Yang, Tongtong Wang, Roumei Xing, Yanjiao Shao, Wen Zhang, Dali Li, Huaqing Chen, Mingyao Liu
Melanocortin-3 and 4 receptors (MC3R and MC4R) can regulate energy homeostasis, but their respective roles especially the functions of MC3R need more exploration. Here Mc3r and Mc4r single and double knockout (DKO) rats were generated using CRISPR-Cas9 system. Metabolic phenotypes were examined and data were compared systematically. Mc3r KO rats displayed hypophagia and decreased body weight, while Mc4r KO and DKO exhibited hyperphagia and increased body weight. All three mutants showed increased white adipose tissue mass and adipocyte size...
October 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705750/a-physiological-characterization-of-the-cafeteria-diet-model-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-rat
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Mariana Gomez-Smith, Sudhir Karthikeyan, Matthew S Jeffers, Rafal Janik, Lynsie A Thomason, Bojana Stefanovic, Dale Corbett
Many promising findings from pre-clinical research have failed to translate to the clinic due to their inability to incorporate human disease co-morbidity. A variety of rodent diets and feeding durations are currently used in models of human metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes. One model, the Cafeteria (CAF) diet, makes use of grocery store-purchased food items that more closely approximate the human ultra-processed diet than commercial high-fat or high-sugar rodent diets. The present study describes the development of metabolic syndrome in rats fed a CAF diet as well as the recovery of metabolic syndrome following a healthy "lifestyle" change...
October 2, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702713/future-food
#17
Mark L Wahlqvist
Food systems have changed markedly with human settlement and agriculture, industrialisation, trade, migration and now the digital age. Throughout these transitions, there has been a progressive population explosion and net ecosystem loss and degradation. Climate change now gathers pace, exacerbated by ecological dysfunction. Our health status has been challenged by a developing people-environment mismatch. We have regarded ecological conquest and innovative technology as solutions, but have not understood how ecologically dependent and integrated we are...
December 2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699780/diet-and-headache-part-1
#18
Vincent T Martin, Brinder Vij
BACKGROUND: The role of diet in the management of the headache patient is a controversial topic in the headache field. OBJECTIVES: To review the evidence supporting the hypothesis that specific foods or ingredients within foods and beverages trigger attacks of headache and/or migraine and to discuss the use of elimination diets in the prevention of headache disorders METHODS: This represents part 1 of a narrative review of the role of diet in the prevention of migraine and other headache disorders...
October 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698362/gpr30-regulates-diet-induced-adiposity-in-female-mice-and-adipogenesis-in-vitro
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Aihua Wang, Jing Luo, William Moore, Hana Alkhalidy, Ling Wu, Jinhua Zhang, Wei Zhen, Yao Wang, Deborah J Clegg, Bin Xu, Zhiyong Cheng, Ryan P McMillan, Matthew W Hulver, Dongmin Liu
Recent studies showed that GPR30, a seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptor, is a novel estrogen receptor (ER) that mediates some biological events elicited by estrogen in several types of cancer cells. However, its physiological or pathological role in vivo is unclear. Here, we show that GPR30 knockout (GPRKO) female mice were protected from high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity, blood glucose intolerance, and insulin resistance. The decreased body weight gain in GPRKO female mice is due to the reduction in body fat mass...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695493/congenital-duodenal-obstruction-with-delayed-presentation-seven-years-of-experience
#20
Seyed Abdollah Mousavi, Hasan Karami, Hossein Saneian
INTRODUCTION: The duodenum is the most common site for congenital intestinal obstruction. The duodenal web with a central hole can present without any overt signs of obstruction at a later age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over a 7-year period, children with congenital intestinal obstruction were identified in this study. The complications and operative findings of patients with duodenal web with conditions such as wind sock deformity and delayed diagnosis were evaluated in this study...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
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