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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934695/type-1-diabetes-and-viral-infections-what-is-the-relationship
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Nicola Principi, Maria Giulia Berioli, Sonia Bianchini, Susanna Esposito
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is the most common chronic metabolic disorder in children. Epigenetic and environmental factors capable of altering the penetrance of major susceptibility genes or capable of increasing the penetrance of low-risk genes are currently thought to play a role in triggering autoimmunity and T1D development. This paper discusses the current knowledge of the role of viruses in T1D. Most studies that have evaluated the potential association between viral infections and T1D have indicated that it is highly likely that some of these infectious agents play a role in T1D development...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934488/de-novo-pathway-based-biomarker-identification
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Nicolas Alcaraz, Markus List, Richa Batra, Fabio Vandin, Henrik J Ditzel, Jan Baumbach
Gene expression profiles have been extensively discussed as an aid to guide the therapy by predicting disease outcome for the patients suffering from complex diseases, such as cancer. However, prediction models built upon single-gene (SG) features show poor stability and performance on independent datasets. Attempts to mitigate these drawbacks have led to the development of network-based approaches that integrate pathway information to produce meta-gene (MG) features. Also, MG approaches have only dealt with the two-class problem of good versus poor outcome prediction...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934342/monitoring-therapy-success-of-urogenital-chlamydia-trachomatis-infections-in-women-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Bart Versteeg, Sylvia M Bruisten, Titia Heijman, Wilma Vermeulen, Martijn S van Rooijen, Alje P van Dam, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Henry J C de Vries, Maarten Scholing
INTRODUCTION: The use of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) as a test of cure after treatment is subject to discussion, as the presence of C. trachomatis nucleic acids after treatment may be prolonged and intermittent without presence of infectious bacteria. We used cell culture to assess if a positive RNA- or DNA-based NAAT after treatment indicates the presence of viable C. trachomatis. METHODS: We included women with asymptomatic urogenital C. trachomatis infection visiting the Amsterdam STI clinic from September 2015 through June 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934123/the-innate-and-adaptive-immune-system-as-targets-for-biologic-therapies-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Grainne Holleran, Loris Lopetuso, Valentina Petito, Cristina Graziani, Gianluca Ianiro, Deirdre McNamara, Antonio Gasbarrini, Franco Scaldaferri
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an immune-mediated inflammatory condition causing inflammation of gastrointestinal and systemic cells, with an increasing prevalence worldwide. Many factors are known to trigger and maintain inflammation in IBD including the innate and adaptive immune systems, genetics, the gastrointestinal microbiome and several environmental factors. Our knowledge of the involvement of the immune system in the pathophysiology of IBD has advanced rapidly over the last two decades, leading to the development of several immune-targeted treatments with a biological source, known as biologic agents...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933783/reverse-remodelling-and-myocardial-recovery-in-heart-failure
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Gene H Kim, Nir Uriel, Daniel Burkhoff
Advances in medical and device therapies have demonstrated the capacity of the heart to reverse the failing phenotype. The development of normative changes to ventricular size and function led to the concept of reverse remodelling. Among heart failure therapies, durable mechanical circulatory support is most consistently associated with the largest degree of reverse remodelling. Accordingly, research to analyse human tissue after a period of mechanical circulatory support continues to yield a wealth of information...
September 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933735/clinical-outcomes-and-co-occurring-mutations-in-patients-with-runx1-mutated-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Maliha Khan, Jorge Cortes, Tapan Kadia, Kiran Naqvi, Mark Brandt, Sherry Pierce, Keyur P Patel, Gautam Borthakur, Farhad Ravandi, Marina Konopleva, Steven Kornblau, Hagop Kantarjian, Kapil Bhalla, Courtney D DiNardo
(1) Runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1) mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are often associated with worse prognosis. We assessed co-occurring mutations, response to therapy, and clinical outcomes in patients with and without mutant RUNX1 (mRUNX1); (2) We analyzed 328 AML patients, including 177 patients younger than 65 years who received intensive chemotherapy and 151 patients >65 years who received hypomethylating agents. RUNX1 and co-existing mutations were identified using next-generation sequencing; (3) RUNX1 mutations were identified in 5...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933616/are-newly-launched-pharmacotherapies-efficacious-in-treating-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-or-is-there-still-more-work-to-be-done
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Riccardo Inchingolo, Carola Condoluci, Andrea Smargiassi, Annelisa Mastrobattista, Cristina Boccabella, Alessia Comes, Nicoletta Golfi, Luca Richeldi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a challenging and multifactorial disease that has been thought for some time to lack effective treatments. The approval of two drugs, nintedanib and pirfenidone, has heralded a new era in its management. Areas covered: Currently, there is a growing interest on therapeutic strategies. Many studies have been designed and performed, although few of them turned out to be successful. Nowadays, nintedanib and pirfenidone are considered disease modifying drugs, recommended treatments by current evidence-based guidelines...
September 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933554/rational-targeting-of-cellular-cholesterol-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-enabled-by-functional-lipoprotein-nanoparticles-a-therapeutic-strategy-dependent-on-cell-of-origin
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Jonathan S Rink, Shuo Yang, Osman Cen, Tim Taxter, Kaylin M McMahon, Sol Misener, Amir Behdad, Richard Longnecker, Leo I Gordon, C Shad Thaxton
Cancer cells have altered metabolism and, in some cases, an increased demand for cholesterol. It is important to identify novel, rational treatments based on biology, and cellular cholesterol metabolism as a potential target for cancer is an innovative approach. Toward this end, we focused on diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) as a model because there is differential cholesterol biosynthesis driven by B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling in germinal center (GC) versus activated B-cell (ABC) DLBCL. To specifically target cellular cholesterol homeostasis, we employed high-density lipoprotein-like nanoparticles (HDL NP) that can generally reduce cellular cholesterol by targeting and blocking cholesterol uptake through the high-affinity HDL receptor, scavenger receptor type B-1 (SCARB1)...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933418/biomarkers-in-lysosomal-storage-diseases
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Joaquin Bobillo Lobato, Maria Jiménez Hidalgo, Luis M Jiménez Jiménez
A biomarker is generally an analyte that indicates the presence and/or extent of a biological process, which is in itself usually directly linked to the clinical manifestations and outcome of a particular disease. The biomarkers in the field of lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) have particular relevance where spectacular therapeutic initiatives have been achieved, most notably with the introduction of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). There are two main types of biomarkers. The first group is comprised of those molecules whose accumulation is directly enhanced as a result of defective lysosomal function...
December 17, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933415/integrative-systems-biology-investigation-of-fabry-disease
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Marco Fernandes, Holger Husi
Fabry disease (FD) is a rare X-linked recessive genetic disorder caused by a deficient activity of the lysosomal enzyme alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) and is characterised by intra-lysosomal accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3). We performed a meta-analysis of peer-reviewed publications including high-throughput omics technologies including naïve patients and those undergoing enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). This study describes FD on a systems level using a systems biology approach, in which molecular data sourced from multi-omics studies is extracted from the literature and integrated as a whole in order to reveal the biochemical processes and molecular pathways potentially affected by the dysregulation of differentially expressed molecules...
November 15, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933410/honey-and-cancer-current-status-and-future-directions
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Laura M Porcza, Claire Simms, Mridula Chopra
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and poses a challenge to treatment. With overwhelming evidence of the role played by diet and lifestyle in cancer risk and prevention, there is a growing interest into the search for chemopreventative or chemotherapeutic agents derived from natural products. Honey is an important source of bioactive compounds derived from plants and recent years have seen an increased interest in its anticancer properties. This review examines the role of honey in targeting key hallmarks of carcinogenesis, including uncontrolled proliferation, apoptosis evasion, angiogenesis, growth factor signalling, invasion, and inflammation...
September 30, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933303/cardioprotective-potential-of-iron-chelators-and-prochelators
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Hana Jansova, Tomas Simunek
Heart is a particularly sensitive organ to iron overload and cardiomyopathy due to the excessive cardiac iron deposition causes most deaths in disorders such as beta-thalassemia major. Free or loosely bound iron ions readily cycle between ferrous and ferric states and catalyze Haber-Weiss reaction that yields highly reactive and toxic hydroxyl radicals. Treatment with iron chelators (desferrioxamine, deferiprone, and deferasirox) substantially improved cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in iron overloaded patients...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933298/old-drugs-and-new-targets-as-an-outlook-for-the-treatment-of-tuberculosis
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Jan Zitko, Martin Doležal
Despite of the globally positive trends in epidemiology of tuberculosis, the ever increasing rates of drug-resistant strains are urging to introduce new antituberculars into clinical practice. Development of a new chemical entity from hit to marketed drug is an extremely time and resources consuming process with uncertain outcome. In this review we show that proper research of old drugs can be a very efficient way to new antituberculars. Firstly, we review the recent research on mechanism of action and molecular targets of first-line and second-line antituberculars and suggest how this knowledge can be used to design simple derivatives with improved properties...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933294/biodegradable-black-phosphorus-based-nanomaterials-in-biomedicine-theranostic-applications
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Zhen Wang, Zhiming Liu, Chengkang Su, Biwen Yang, Xixi Fei, Yi Li, Yuqing Hou, Henan Zhao, Yanxian Guo, Zhengfei Zhuang, Huiqing Zhong, Zhouyi Guo
Ascribe to the unique two-dimensional planar nanostructure with exceptional physical and chemical properties, black phosphorous (BP) as the emerging inorganic two-dimensional nanomaterial with high biocompatibility and degradability has been becoming one of the most promising materials of great potentials in biomedicine. The exfoliated BP sheets possess ultra-high surface area available for valid bio-conjugation and molecular loading for chemotherapy. Utilizing the intrinsic near-infrared optical absorbance, BP-based photothermal therapy in vivo, photodynamic therapy and biomedical imaging has been realized, achieving unprecedented anti-tumor therapeutic efficacy in animal experiments...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933282/molecular-mechanisms-of-epigenetic-regulators-as-activatable-targets-in-cancer-theranostics
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Yinglu Li, Zhiming Li, Wei-Guo Zhu
Epigenetics is defined as somatically inheritable changes that are not accompanied by alterations in DNA sequence. Epigenetics encompasses DNA methylation, covalent histone modifications, non-coding RNA as well as nucleosome remodeling. Notably, abnormal epigenetic changes play a critical role in cancer development including malignant transformation, metastasis, prognosis, drug resistance and tumor recurrence, which can provide effective targets for cancer prognosis, diagnosis and therapy. Understanding these changes provide effective means for cancer diagnosis and druggable targets for better clinical applications...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932990/treatment-opportunities-in-patients-with-metabolic-myopathies
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Mette Cathrine Ørngreen, John Vissing
Metabolic myopathies are disorders affecting utilization of carbohydrates or fat in the skeletal muscle. Adult patients with metabolic myopathies typically present with exercise-induced pain, contractures or stiffness, fatigue, and myoglobinuria. Symptoms are related to energy failure. Purpose of review In this review, the current treatment options, including exercise therapy, dietary treatment, pharmacological supplementation, gene transcription, and enzyme replacement therapy, are described. Recent findings Recognition of the metabolic block in the metabolic myopathies has started the development of new therapeutic options...
September 21, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932625/vascular-aging-implications-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-therapy
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Yohannes T Ghebre, Eduard Yakubov, Wing Tak Wong, Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Nazish Sayed, Andrew G Sikora, Mark D Bonnen
The incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease is highest among the elderly, in part, due to deleterious effects of advancing age on the heart and blood vessels. Aging, a known cardiovascular risk factor, is progressively associated with structural and functional changes to the vasculature including hemodynamic disturbance due to increased oxidative stress, premature cellular senescence and impairments in synthesis and/or secretion of endothelium-derived vasoactive molecules. These molecular and physiological changes lead to vessel wall stiffening and thickening, as well as other vascular complications that culminate to loss of vascular tone regulation and endothelial function...
December 2016: Translational Medicine: Current Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932329/molecular-characterization-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates-with-elevated-resistance-to-carbapenems
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Rasha Barwa, Mona Shaaban
BACKGROUND: Emergence of carbapenems-resistant K. pneumoniae represents a serious challenge for antimicrobial therapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research is to determine different mechanisms mediating the emergence of K. pneumoniae isolates with high-level carbapenem resistance. METHOD: A total of 80 K. pneumoniae isolates were purified from sputum and urine specimens. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of imipenem and meropenem were determined by broth microdilution method...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932295/expression-of-mdm2-mrna-mdm2-p53-and-p16-proteins-in-urothelial-lesions-in-the-view-of-the-who-4-th-edition-guidelines-as-a-molecular-insight-towards-personalized-medicine
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Olfat Hammam, Mona Magdy, Mohamed Badawy, Khalid Al Osili, Amr El Kholy, Tarek El LeitHy
AIM: Here we imposed a multimarker molecular panel composed of P53, MDM2 protein & mRNA & P16 with the identification of sensitive and specific cut offs among the Egyptian urothelial carcinomas bilharzial or not emphasize the pathological and molecular classifications, pathways and prognosis as a privilege for adjuvant therapy. METHODS: Three hundred and ten urothelial lesions were pathologically evaluated and grouped as follows: 50 chronic cystitis as benign, 240 urothelial carcinomas and 20 normal bladder tissue as a control...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932293/intra-articular-hyaluronic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-canadian-evidence-based-perspective
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Mohit Bhandari, Raveendhara R Bannuru, Eric M Babins, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Moin Khan, Jean-Pierre Raynauld, Renata Frankovich, Deanna Mcleod, Tahira Devji, Mark Phillips, Emil H Schemitsch, Jean-Pierre Pelletier
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition characterized by a loss of joint cartilage and is a major cause of disability in Canada, with an estimated CN$195 billion annual cost. Knee OA leads to persistent pain and loss of function, and treatment goals primarily focus on symptom relief and retention of function. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IAHA) has therapeutic benefits, and numerous recently published meta-analyses (MAs) and commentaries have highlighted new evidence on the role of IAHA therapy for knee OA...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
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