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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145038/precision-medicine-for-patients-with-advanced-biliary-tract-cancers-an-effective-strategy-within-the-prospective-moscato-01-trial
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Loic Verlingue, David Malka, Adrien Allorant, Christophe Massard, Charles Ferté, Ludovic Lacroix, Etienne Rouleau, Nathalie Auger, Maud Ngo, Claudio Nicotra, Thierry De Baere, Lambros Tselikas, Bakar Ba, Stefan Michiels, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Valérie Boige, Michel Ducreux, Jean-Charles Soria, Antoine Hollebecque
BACKGROUND: Recommended treatments of patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (aBTC) are limited to one chemotherapy doublet. Nevertheless, efficacy of treatment personalisation for aBTCs is supported by accumulating evidences but remains to be evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with aBTCs included in the prospective clinical trial MOSCATO-01 were treated by at least one previous systemic treatment, had an ECOG performance status of 0-1, and at least one tumour site accessible to biopsy...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144835/modern-systemic-therapy-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-clear-cell-type
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Mamta Parikh, Primo N Lara
In the last 30 years, there have been many advances in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma of the clear cell type. Renal cell carcinoma has long been understood to have a component of immune mediation and has been responsive to immune-based therapies; in addition to early cytokine therapy, newer checkpoint inhibition therapies have also demonstrated activity. Molecular characterization of the genome of clear cell renal cell carcinoma enabled identification of the roles of angiogenesis and hypoxic stress...
November 16, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144739/protac-induced-protein-degradation-in-drug-discovery-breaking-the-rules-or-just-making-new-ones
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Ian Churcher
Targeted protein degradation, using bifunctional small molecules (Protacs) to remove specific proteins from within cells, has emerged as a novel drug discovery strategy with the potential to offer therapeutic interventions not achievable with existing approaches. In this perspective, the brief history of the field is surveyed from a drug discovery perspective with a focus on the key advances in knowledge which have led to the definition and exemplification of protein degradation concepts, and their resulting applications to medicine discovery...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144512/ashkenazi-jewish-genomic-variants-integrating-data-from-the-israeli-national-genetic-database-and-gnomad
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Joël Zlotogora, George P Patrinos, Vardiella Meiner
PurposeThe aim of the study was to compare the data for mutations related to clinical disorders reported among Ashkenazi Jewish patients in the Israeli National Genetic Database (INGD) with variants included in the Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD).MethodsWe extracted data for mutations claimed to cause disorders reported among Ashkenazi Jews from the INGD and searched gnomAD for each of them. We compared the allele frequency of each variant in Ashkenazi Jews with that of other delineated populations.ResultsOf the 58 INGD-reported mutations related to autosomal-dominant disorders, 19 were present in gnomAD (32...
November 16, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144511/evaluating-charge-syndrome-in-congenital-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-patients-harboring-chd7-variants
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Cheng Xu, Daniele Cassatella, Almer M van der Sloot, Richard Quinton, Michael Hauschild, Christian De Geyter, Christa Flück, Katrin Feller, Deborah Bartholdi, Attila Nemeth, Irene Halperin, Sandra Pekic Djurdjevic, Philippe Maeder, Georgios Papadakis, Andrew A Dwyer, Laura Marino, Lucie Favre, Duarte Pignatelli, Nicolas J Niederländer, James Acierno, Nelly Pitteloud
PurposeCongenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH), a rare genetic disease caused by gonadotropin-releasing hormone deficiency, can also be part of complex syndromes (e.g., CHARGE syndrome). CHD7 mutations were reported in 60% of patients with CHARGE syndrome, and in 6% of CHH patients. However, the definition of CHD7 mutations was variable, and the associated CHARGE signs in CHH were not systematically examined.MethodsRare sequencing variants (RSVs) in CHD7 were identified through exome sequencing in 116 CHH probands, and were interpreted according to American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics guidelines...
November 16, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144510/characterizing-reduced-coverage-regions-through-comparison-of-exome-and-genome-sequencing-data-across-10-centers
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Rashesh V Sanghvi, Christian J Buhay, Bradford C Powell, Ellen A Tsai, Michael O Dorschner, Celine S Hong, Matthew S Lebo, Ariella Sasson, David S Hanna, Sean McGee, Kevin M Bowling, Gregory M Cooper, David E Gray, Robert J Lonigro, Andrew Dunford, Christine A Brennan, Carrie Cibulskis, Kimberly Walker, Mauricio O Carneiro, Joshua Sailsbery, Lucia A Hindorff, Dan R Robinson, Avni Santani, Mahdi Sarmady, Heidi L Rehm, Leslie G Biesecker, Deborah A Nickerson, Carolyn M Hutter, Levi Garraway, Donna M Muzny, Nikhil Wagle
PurposeAs massively parallel sequencing is increasingly being used for clinical decision making, it has become critical to understand parameters that affect sequencing quality and to establish methods for measuring and reporting clinical sequencing standards. In this report, we propose a definition for reduced coverage regions and describe a set of standards for variant calling in clinical sequencing applications.MethodsTo enable sequencing centers to assess the regions of poor sequencing quality in their own data, we optimized and used a tool (ExCID) to identify reduced coverage loci within genes or regions of particular interest...
November 16, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144490/neonatal-lung-ultrasound-exam-guidelines
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D Kurepa, N Zaghloul, L Watkins, J Liu
Point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) is increasingly used especially in emergency and critical-care medicine. It is focused, quick and does not expose patients to ionizing radiation. It encompasses all organ systems and has well-defined indications. Lung ultrasound (LUS) represents one of the most exciting applications in the field of POC-US. It is particularly important to emphasize the role of LUS in neonatology due to the specific pathology inherent in lung immaturity as well as in the particular sensitivity of neonates to repeated radiation exposure...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144467/progress-in-and-promise-of-bacterial-quorum-sensing-research
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Marvin Whiteley, Stephen P Diggle, E Peter Greenberg
This Review highlights how we can build upon the relatively new and rapidly developing field of research into bacterial quorum sensing (QS). We now have a depth of knowledge about how bacteria use QS signals to communicate with each other and to coordinate their activities. In recent years there have been extraordinary advances in our understanding of the genetics, genomics, biochemistry, and signal diversity of QS. We are beginning to understand the connections between QS and bacterial sociality. This foundation places us at the beginning of a new era in which researchers will be able to work towards new medicines to treat devastating infectious diseases, and use bacteria to understand the biology of sociality...
November 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143182/noncoding-rnas-in-the-regulation-of-pluripotency-and-reprogramming
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REVIEW
Vladimir V Sherstyuk, Sergey P Medvedev, Suren M Zakian
Pluripotent stem cells have great potential for developmental biology and regenerative medicine. Embryonic stem cells, which are obtained from blastocysts, and induced pluripotent stem cells, which are generated by the reprogramming of somatic cells, are two main types of pluripotent cells. It is important to understand the regulatory network that controls the pluripotency state and reprogramming process. Various types of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) have emerged as substantial components of regulatory networks...
November 15, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142962/what-genetics-tells-us-about-the-pathogenesis-of-iga-nephropathy-the%C3%A2-role%C3%A2-of-immune-factors-and-infection
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REVIEW
Yue-Miao Zhang, Xu-Jie Zhou, Hong Zhang
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common type of primary glomerulonephritis, which is characterized by IgA1-containing immune-deposits in the glomerular mesangium. The epidemiologic observations of familial clustering as well as ethnic and regional discrepancies indicate a genetic component to IgAN. Large, international, genome-wide association studies have identified several susceptibility genes and loci for IgAN, many of which have been implicated in immune regulation and are shared with other autoimmune diseases...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142432/inhibition-of-glycation-induced-cytotoxicity-protein-glycation-and-activity-of-proteolytic-enzymes-by-extract-from-perovskia-atriplicifolia-roots
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Mehran Miroliaei, Akram Aminjafari, Sylwester Ślusarczyk, Izabela Nawrot-Hadzik, Mehdi Rahimmalek, Adam Matkowski
Background: Protein glycation and glycotoxicity belong to the main oxidative-stress related complications in diabetes. Perovskia species are used in Asian folk medicine as antidiabetic herbs. Objective: The aim of this study was to verify the ability of the methanolic extract from Perovskia atriplicifolia Benth. roots to diminish glycation of albumin and to prevent cell damage in vitro. Furthermore, we tested the extract for in vitro antioxidant activity and inhibition of elastase and collagenase...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140767/genomic-medicine-without-borders-which-strategies-should-developing-countries-employ-to-invest-in-precision-medicine-a-new-fast-second-winner-strategy
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Konstantinos Mitropoulos, David N Cooper, Christina Mitropoulou, Spiros Agathos, Jürgen K V Reichardt, Fatima Al-Maskari, Wasun Chantratita, Ambroise Wonkam, Collet Dandara, Theodora Katsila, Catalina Lopez-Correa, Bassam R Ali, George P Patrinos
Genomic medicine has greatly matured in terms of its technical capabilities, but the diffusion of genomic innovations worldwide faces significant barriers beyond mere access to technology. New global development strategies are sorely needed for biotechnologies such as genomics and their applications toward precision medicine without borders. Moreover, diffusion of genomic medicine globally cannot adhere to a "one-size-fits-all-countries" development strategy, in the same way that drug treatments should be customized...
November 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140757/new-insights-into-lymphoma-pathogenesis
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Kojo S J Elenitoba-Johnson, Megan S Lim
Lymphomas represent clonal proliferations of lymphocytes that are broadly classified based upon their maturity (peripheral or mature versus precursor) and lineage (B cell, T cell, and natural killer cell). Insights into the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in lymphoma impact the classification of lymphoma and have significant implications for the diagnosis and clinical management of patients. Serial scientific and technologic advances over the last 30 years in immunology, cytogenetics, molecular biology, gene expression profiling, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and, more recently, next-generation sequencing have contributed to greatly enhance our understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms in lymphoma...
November 15, 2017: Annual Review of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140493/a-comprehensive-definition-for-integrative-oncology
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Claudia M Witt, Lynda G Balneaves, Maria J Cardoso, Lorenzo Cohen, Heather Greenlee, Peter Johnstone, Ömer Kücük, Josh Mailman, Jun J Mao
Background: Integrative oncology, which is generally understood to refer to the use of a combination of complementary medicine therapies in conjunction with conventional cancer treatments, has been defined in different ways, but there is no widely accepted definition. We sought to develop and establish a consensus for a comprehensive definition of the field of integrative oncology. Methods: We used a mixed-methods approach that included a literature analysis and a consensus procedure, including an interdisciplinary expert panel and surveys, to develop a comprehensive and acceptable definition for the term "integrative oncology...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140270/the-oxepane-motif-in-marine-drugs
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REVIEW
Héctor Barbero, Carlos Díez-Poza, Asunción Barbero
Oceans have shown to be a remarkable source of natural products. The biological properties of many of these compounds have helped to produce great advances in medicinal chemistry. Within them, marine natural products containing an oxepanyl ring are present in a great variety of algae, sponges, fungus and corals and show very important biological activities, many of them possessing remarkable cytotoxic properties against a wide range of cancer cell lines. Their rich chemical structures have attracted the attention of many researchers who have reported interesting synthetic approaches to these targets...
November 15, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139256/-correlative-analysis-advance-of-chemical-constituents-of-polyporus-umbellatus-and-armillaria-mellea
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REVIEW
Jing-Wen Huang, Chang-Jiang-Sheng Lai, Yuan Yuan, Min Zhang, Jun-Hui Zhou, Lu-Qi Huang
Medicinal Polyporus umbellatus is the dry sclerotia of P. umbellatus, with the effect of diuresis; Armillaria mellea is a parasitic fungus which can infect plants up to 300 genera, with sedative, anticonvulsant and some other biological activities. As the medicinal value of P. umbellatus and A. mellea is increasingly wide concerned, the market quantity demanded of them is gradually increased and the demand outstrips the supply. The symbiotic A. mellea and P. umbellatus are both the medicinal and edible fungi with diverse activities, including hypoglycemic action, improve immunity and antitumor and so on...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138799/lychee-seed-extract-protects-against-neuronal-injury-and-improves-cognitive-function-in-rats-with-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-with-cognitive-impairment
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Yong Tang, Chonglin Yu, Jianming Wu, Haixia Chen, Yuan Zeng, Xiuling Wang, Le Yang, Qibing Mei, Shousong Cao, Dalian Qin
Lychee seed is a traditional Chinese medicine and has many beneficial effects such as modulation of blood sugar and lipids, antioxidation, antivirus and antitumor. Studies have indicated that type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) share common biological mechanisms including insulin resistance, impaired glucose metabolism, β‑amyloid (Aβ) formation, oxidative stress and presence of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The present study investigated the effects of lychee seed extract (LSE) on neuroprotection, cognitive function improvement and possible underlying mechanisms in a rat model of T2DM with cognitive impairment...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138751/expression-of-microrna-29a-regulated-by-yes-associated-protein-modulates-the-neurite-outgrowth-in-n2a-cells
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Chunye Tan, Changlin Yu, Zhiwen Song, Hongjun Zou, Xu Xu, Jinbo Liu
Yes-associated protein (YAP) is proved to increase miR-29a in the present study, but the relevant molecular mechanism is not clear. Also, growing evidence indicates that the high-level miR-29a promotes the neurite outgrowth by decreasing PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10). Results show that the expression of miR-29a increases but the PTEN decreases during transfecting the N2a cells with the YAP plasmid. Meanwhile, the advancement of neurite outgrowth is presented via using multiple methods to detect the expression of GAP-43 and NF-200, which have a strong association with neurite outgrowth...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138745/spontaneous-nervous-system-concussion-in-dogs-a-description-of-two-cases-and-a-review-of-terminology-in-veterinary-medicine
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Angelo Pasquale Giannuzzi, Antonio De Simone, Mario Ricciardi
In human medicine, central nervous system (CNS) concussion is defined as a transient neurological dysfunction following a traumatic event, without evidence of structural abnormalities of the affected region on advanced diagnostic imaging. Depending on the anatomical region involved, three forms of concussive syndromes are described: brain concussion, spinal concussion and cerebellar concussion. Although major textbooks of veterinary neurology admit the existence of canine brain concussion, spontaneous cases of this pathological condition have not been reported in small animals so far...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138573/matrine-suppresses-the-migration-and-invasion-of-nsclc-cells-by-inhibiting-pax2-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Jun Yang, Du He, Yan Peng, Hongzhen Zhong, Yuhong Deng, Zhonghua Yu, Chengnong Guan, Yufang Zuo, Zumin Xu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the major cause of deaths among all the cancer types worldwide. Most of the NSCLC is diagnosed at an advanced stage and the 5-year overall survival rate is low. The reason for the low survival rate of patients with NSCLC is mainly due to distant metastasis. Matrine, a traditional Chinese medicine, has been shown a significant anti-proliferation and anti-invasive effect in tumors. However, little is known on the anti-invasive mechanism of matrine in lung cancer. Therefore, we tried to investigate the molecular mechanism of matrine on the invasive ability of NSCLC cells in vitro...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
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