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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059683/association-analysis-identifies-65-new-breast-cancer-risk-loci
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Kyriaki Michailidou, Sara Lindström, Joe Dennis, Jonathan Beesley, Shirley Hui, Siddhartha Kar, Audrey Lemaçon, Penny Soucy, Dylan Glubb, Asha Rostamianfar, Manjeet K Bolla, Qin Wang, Jonathan Tyrer, Ed Dicks, Andrew Lee, Zhaoming Wang, Jamie Allen, Renske Keeman, Ursula Eilber, Juliet D French, Xiao Qing Chen, Laura Fachal, Karen McCue, Amy E McCart Reed, Maya Ghoussaini, Jason S Carroll, Xia Jiang, Hilary Finucane, Marcia Adams, Muriel A Adank, Habibul Ahsan, Kristiina Aittomäki, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia N Antonenkova, Volker Arndt, Kristan J Aronson, Banu Arun, Paul L Auer, François Bacot, Myrto Barrdahl, Caroline Baynes, Matthias W Beckmann, Sabine Behrens, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Leslie Bernstein, Carl Blomqvist, Natalia V Bogdanova, Stig E Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Judith S Brand, Hiltrud Brauch, Paul Brennan, Hermann Brenner, Louise Brinton, Per Broberg, Ian W Brock, Annegien Broeks, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Sara Y Brucker, Thomas Brüning, Barbara Burwinkel, Katja Butterbach, Qiuyin Cai, Hui Cai, Trinidad Caldés, Federico Canzian, Angel Carracedo, Brian D Carter, Jose E Castelao, Tsun L Chan, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Kee Seng Chia, Ji-Yeob Choi, Hans Christiansen, Christine L Clarke, Margriet Collée, Don M Conroy, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Sten Cornelissen, David G Cox, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Julie M Cunningham, Kamila Czene, Mary B Daly, Peter Devilee, Kimberly F Doheny, Thilo Dörk, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Martine Dumont, Lorraine Durcan, Miriam Dwek, Diana M Eccles, Arif B Ekici, A Heather Eliassen, Carolina Ellberg, Mingajeva Elvira, Christoph Engel, Mikael Eriksson, Peter A Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Olivia Fletcher, Henrik Flyger, Lin Fritschi, Valerie Gaborieau, Marike Gabrielson, Manuela Gago-Dominguez, Yu-Tang Gao, Susan M Gapstur, José A García-Sáenz, Mia M Gaudet, Vassilios Georgoulias, Graham G Giles, Gord Glendon, Mark S Goldberg, David E Goldgar, Anna González-Neira, Grethe I Grenaker Alnæs, Mervi Grip, Jacek Gronwald, Anne Grundy, Pascal Guénel, Lothar Haeberle, Eric Hahnen, Christopher A Haiman, Niclas Håkansson, Ute Hamann, Nathalie Hamel, Susan Hankinson, Patricia Harrington, Steven N Hart, Jaana M Hartikainen, Mikael Hartman, Alexander Hein, Jane Heyworth, Belynda Hicks, Peter Hillemanns, Dona N Ho, Antoinette Hollestelle, Maartje J Hooning, Robert N Hoover, John L Hopper, Ming-Feng Hou, Chia-Ni Hsiung, Guanmengqian Huang, Keith Humphreys, Junko Ishiguro, Hidemi Ito, Motoki Iwasaki, Hiroji Iwata, Anna Jakubowska, Wolfgang Janni, Esther M John, Nichola Johnson, Kristine Jones, Michael Jones, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Rudolf Kaaks, Maria Kabisch, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Daehee Kang, Yoshio Kasuga, Michael J Kerin, Sofia Khan, Elza Khusnutdinova, Johanna I Kiiski, Sung-Won Kim, Julia A Knight, Veli-Matti Kosma, Vessela N Kristensen, Ute Krüger, Ava Kwong, Diether Lambrechts, Loic Le Marchand, Eunjung Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Jong Won Lee, Chuen Neng Lee, Flavio Lejbkowicz, Jingmei Li, Jenna Lilyquist, Annika Lindblom, Jolanta Lissowska, Wing-Yee Lo, Sibylle Loibl, Jirong Long, Artitaya Lophatananon, Jan Lubinski, Craig Luccarini, Michael P Lux, Edmond S K Ma, Robert J MacInnis, Tom Maishman, Enes Makalic, Kathleen E Malone, Ivana Maleva Kostovska, Arto Mannermaa, Siranoush Manoukian, JoAnn E Manson, Sara Margolin, Shivaani Mariapun, Maria Elena Martinez, Keitaro Matsuo, Dimitrios Mavroudis, James McKay, Catriona McLean, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, Alfons Meindl, Primitiva Menéndez, Usha Menon, Jeffery Meyer, Hui Miao, Nicola Miller, Nur Aishah Mohd Taib, Kenneth Muir, Anna Marie Mulligan, Claire Mulot, Susan L Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Patrick Neven, Sune F Nielsen, Dong-Young Noh, Børge G Nordestgaard, Aaron Norman, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Janet E Olson, Håkan Olsson, Curtis Olswold, Nick Orr, V Shane Pankratz, Sue K Park, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, Rachel Lloyd, Jose I A Perez, Paolo Peterlongo, Julian Peto, Kelly-Anne Phillips, Mila Pinchev, Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska, Ross Prentice, Nadege Presneau, Darya Prokofyeva, Elizabeth Pugh, Katri Pylkäs, Brigitte Rack, Paolo Radice, Nazneen Rahman, Gadi Rennert, Hedy S Rennert, Valerie Rhenius, Atocha Romero, Jane Romm, Kathryn J Ruddy, Thomas Rüdiger, Anja Rudolph, Matthias Ruebner, Emiel J T Rutgers, Emmanouil Saloustros, Dale P Sandler, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Elinor J Sawyer, Daniel F Schmidt, Rita K Schmutzler, Andreas Schneeweiss, Minouk J Schoemaker, Fredrick Schumacher, Peter Schürmann, Rodney J Scott, Christopher Scott, Sheila Seal, Caroline Seynaeve, Mitul Shah, Priyanka Sharma, Chen-Yang Shen, Grace Sheng, Mark E Sherman, Martha J Shrubsole, Xiao-Ou Shu, Ann Smeets, Christof Sohn, Melissa C Southey, John J Spinelli, Christa Stegmaier, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Jennifer Stone, Daniel O Stram, Harald Surowy, Anthony Swerdlow, Rulla Tamimi, Jack A Taylor, Maria Tengström, Soo H Teo, Mary Beth Terry, Daniel C Tessier, Somchai Thanasitthichai, Kathrin Thöne, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Ian Tomlinson, Ling Tong, Diana Torres, Thérèse Truong, Chiu-Chen Tseng, Shoichiro Tsugane, Hans-Ulrich Ulmer, Giske Ursin, Michael Untch, Celine Vachon, Christi J van Asperen, David Van Den Berg, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Lizet van der Kolk, Rob B van der Luijt, Daniel Vincent, Jason Vollenweider, Quinten Waisfisz, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Clarice R Weinberg, Camilla Wendt, Alice S Whittemore, Hans Wildiers, Walter Willett, Robert Winqvist, Alicja Wolk, Anna H Wu, Lucy Xia, Taiki Yamaji, Xiaohong R Yang, Cheng Har Yip, Keun-Young Yoo, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Wei Zheng, Ying Zheng, Bin Zhu, Argyrios Ziogas, Elad Ziv, Sunil R Lakhani, Antonis C Antoniou, Arnaud Droit, Irene L Andrulis, Christopher I Amos, Fergus J Couch, Paul D P Pharoah, Jenny Chang-Claude, Per Hall, David J Hunter, Roger L Milne, Montserrat García-Closas, Marjanka K Schmidt, Stephen J Chanock, Alison M Dunning, Stacey L Edwards, Gary D Bader, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Jacques Simard, Peter Kraft, Douglas F Easton
Breast cancer risk is influenced by rare coding variants in susceptibility genes, such as BRCA1, and many common, mostly non-coding variants. However, much of the genetic contribution to breast cancer risk remains unknown. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study of breast cancer in 122,977 cases and 105,974 controls of European ancestry and 14,068 cases and 13,104 controls of East Asian ancestry. We identified 65 new loci that are associated with overall breast cancer risk at P < 5 × 10(-8)...
November 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058716/identification-of-ten-variants-associated-with-risk-of-estrogen-receptor-negative-breast-cancer
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Roger L Milne, Karoline B Kuchenbaecker, Kyriaki Michailidou, Jonathan Beesley, Siddhartha Kar, Sara Lindström, Shirley Hui, Audrey Lemaçon, Penny Soucy, Joe Dennis, Xia Jiang, Asha Rostamianfar, Hilary Finucane, Manjeet K Bolla, Lesley McGuffog, Qin Wang, Cora M Aalfs, Marcia Adams, Julian Adlard, Simona Agata, Shahana Ahmed, Habibul Ahsan, Kristiina Aittomäki, Fares Al-Ejeh, Jamie Allen, Christine B Ambrosone, Christopher I Amos, Irene L Andrulis, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia N Antonenkova, Volker Arndt, Norbert Arnold, Kristan J Aronson, Bernd Auber, Paul L Auer, Margreet G E M Ausems, Jacopo Azzollini, François Bacot, Judith Balmaña, Monica Barile, Laure Barjhoux, Rosa B Barkardottir, Myrto Barrdahl, Daniel Barnes, Daniel Barrowdale, Caroline Baynes, Matthias W Beckmann, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Leslie Bernstein, Yves-Jean Bignon, Kathleen R Blazer, Marinus J Blok, Carl Blomqvist, William Blot, Kristie Bobolis, Bram Boeckx, Natalia V Bogdanova, Anders Bojesen, Stig E Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Aniko Bozsik, Angela R Bradbury, Judith S Brand, Hiltrud Brauch, Hermann Brenner, Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets, Carole Brewer, Louise Brinton, Per Broberg, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Joan Brunet, Thomas Brüning, Barbara Burwinkel, Saundra S Buys, Jinyoung Byun, Qiuyin Cai, Trinidad Caldés, Maria A Caligo, Ian Campbell, Federico Canzian, Olivier Caron, Angel Carracedo, Brian D Carter, J Esteban Castelao, Laurent Castera, Virginie Caux-Moncoutier, Salina B Chan, Jenny Chang-Claude, Stephen J Chanock, Xiaoqing Chen, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Jocelyne Chiquette, Hans Christiansen, Kathleen B M Claes, Christine L Clarke, Thomas Conner, Don M Conroy, Jackie Cook, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Sten Cornelissen, Isabelle Coupier, Angela Cox, David G Cox, Simon S Cross, Katarina Cuk, Julie M Cunningham, Kamila Czene, Mary B Daly, Francesca Damiola, Hatef Darabi, Rosemarie Davidson, Kim De Leeneer, Peter Devilee, Ed Dicks, Orland Diez, Yuan Chun Ding, Nina Ditsch, Kimberly F Doheny, Susan M Domchek, Cecilia M Dorfling, Thilo Dörk, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Stéphane Dubois, Pierre-Antoine Dugué, Martine Dumont, Alison M Dunning, Lorraine Durcan, Miriam Dwek, Bernd Dworniczak, Diana Eccles, Ros Eeles, Hans Ehrencrona, Ursula Eilber, Bent Ejlertsen, Arif B Ekici, A Heather Eliassen, Christoph Engel, Mikael Eriksson, Laura Fachal, Laurence Faivre, Peter A Fasching, Ulrike Faust, Jonine Figueroa, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Olivia Fletcher, Henrik Flyger, William D Foulkes, Eitan Friedman, Lin Fritschi, Debra Frost, Marike Gabrielson, Pragna Gaddam, Marilie D Gammon, Patricia A Ganz, Susan M Gapstur, Judy Garber, Vanesa Garcia-Barberan, José A García-Sáenz, Mia M Gaudet, Marion Gauthier-Villars, Andrea Gehrig, Vassilios Georgoulias, Anne-Marie Gerdes, Graham G Giles, Gord Glendon, Andrew K Godwin, Mark S Goldberg, David E Goldgar, Anna González-Neira, Paul Goodfellow, Mark H Greene, Grethe I Grenaker Alnæs, Mervi Grip, Jacek Gronwald, Anne Grundy, Daphne Gschwantler-Kaulich, Pascal Guénel, Qi Guo, Lothar Haeberle, Eric Hahnen, Christopher A Haiman, Niclas Håkansson, Emily Hallberg, Ute Hamann, Nathalie Hamel, Susan Hankinson, Thomas V O Hansen, Patricia Harrington, Steven N Hart, Jaana M Hartikainen, Catherine S Healey, Alexander Hein, Sonja Helbig, Alex Henderson, Jane Heyworth, Belynda Hicks, Peter Hillemanns, Shirley Hodgson, Frans B Hogervorst, Antoinette Hollestelle, Maartje J Hooning, Bob Hoover, John L Hopper, Chunling Hu, Guanmengqian Huang, Peter J Hulick, Keith Humphreys, David J Hunter, Evgeny N Imyanitov, Claudine Isaacs, Motoki Iwasaki, Louise Izatt, Anna Jakubowska, Paul James, Ramunas Janavicius, Wolfgang Janni, Uffe Birk Jensen, Esther M John, Nichola Johnson, Kristine Jones, Michael Jones, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Rudolf Kaaks, Maria Kabisch, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Daehee Kang, Karin Kast, Renske Keeman, Michael J Kerin, Carolien M Kets, Machteld Keupers, Sofia Khan, Elza Khusnutdinova, Johanna I Kiiski, Sung-Won Kim, Julia A Knight, Irene Konstantopoulou, Veli-Matti Kosma, Vessela N Kristensen, Torben A Kruse, Ava Kwong, Anne-Vibeke Lænkholm, Yael Laitman, Fiona Lalloo, Diether Lambrechts, Keren Landsman, Christine Lasset, Conxi Lazaro, Loic Le Marchand, Julie Lecarpentier, Andrew Lee, Eunjung Lee, Jong Won Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Flavio Lejbkowicz, Fabienne Lesueur, Jingmei Li, Jenna Lilyquist, Anne Lincoln, Annika Lindblom, Jolanta Lissowska, Wing-Yee Lo, Sibylle Loibl, Jirong Long, Jennifer T Loud, Jan Lubinski, Craig Luccarini, Michael Lush, Robert J MacInnis, Tom Maishman, Enes Makalic, Ivana Maleva Kostovska, Kathleen E Malone, Siranoush Manoukian, JoAnn E Manson, Sara Margolin, John W M Martens, Maria Elena Martinez, Keitaro Matsuo, Dimitrios Mavroudis, Sylvie Mazoyer, Catriona McLean, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, Primitiva Menéndez, Jeffery Meyer, Hui Miao, Austin Miller, Nicola Miller, Gillian Mitchell, Marco Montagna, Kenneth Muir, Anna Marie Mulligan, Claire Mulot, Sue Nadesan, Katherine L Nathanson, Susan L Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Ines Nevelsteen, Dieter Niederacher, Sune F Nielsen, Børge G Nordestgaard, Aaron Norman, Robert L Nussbaum, Edith Olah, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Janet E Olson, Curtis Olswold, Kai-Ren Ong, Jan C Oosterwijk, Nick Orr, Ana Osorio, V Shane Pankratz, Laura Papi, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, Ylva Paulsson-Karlsson, Rachel Lloyd, Inge Søkilde Pedersen, Bernard Peissel, Ana Peixoto, Jose I A Perez, Paolo Peterlongo, Julian Peto, Georg Pfeiler, Catherine M Phelan, Mila Pinchev, Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska, Bruce Poppe, Mary E Porteous, Ross Prentice, Nadege Presneau, Darya Prokofieva, Elizabeth Pugh, Miquel Angel Pujana, Katri Pylkäs, Brigitte Rack, Paolo Radice, Nazneen Rahman, Johanna Rantala, Christine Rappaport-Fuerhauser, Gad Rennert, Hedy S Rennert, Valerie Rhenius, Kerstin Rhiem, Andrea Richardson, Gustavo C Rodriguez, Atocha Romero, Jane Romm, Matti A Rookus, Anja Rudolph, Thomas Ruediger, Emmanouil Saloustros, Joyce Sanders, Dale P Sandler, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Elinor J Sawyer, Daniel F Schmidt, Minouk J Schoemaker, Fredrick Schumacher, Peter Schürmann, Lukas Schwentner, Christopher Scott, Rodney J Scott, Sheila Seal, Leigha Senter, Caroline Seynaeve, Mitul Shah, Priyanka Sharma, Chen-Yang Shen, Xin Sheng, Hermela Shimelis, Martha J Shrubsole, Xiao-Ou Shu, Lucy E Side, Christian F Singer, Christof Sohn, Melissa C Southey, John J Spinelli, Amanda B Spurdle, Christa Stegmaier, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Harald Surowy, Christian Sutter, Anthony Swerdlow, Csilla I Szabo, Rulla M Tamimi, Yen Y Tan, Jack A Taylor, Maria-Isabel Tejada, Maria Tengström, Soo H Teo, Mary B Terry, Daniel C Tessier, Alex Teulé, Kathrin Thöne, Darcy L Thull, Maria Grazia Tibiletti, Laima Tihomirova, Marc Tischkowitz, Amanda E Toland, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Ian Tomlinson, Ling Tong, Diana Torres, Martine Tranchant, Thérèse Truong, Kathy Tucker, Nadine Tung, Jonathan Tyrer, Hans-Ulrich Ulmer, Celine Vachon, Christi J van Asperen, David Van Den Berg, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Elizabeth J van Rensburg, Liliana Varesco, Raymonda Varon-Mateeva, Ana Vega, Alessandra Viel, Joseph Vijai, Daniel Vincent, Jason Vollenweider, Lisa Walker, Zhaoming Wang, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Barbara Wappenschmidt, Clarice R Weinberg, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Camilla Wendt, Jelle Wesseling, Alice S Whittemore, Juul T Wijnen, Walter Willett, Robert Winqvist, Alicja Wolk, Anna H Wu, Lucy Xia, Xiaohong R Yang, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Daniela Zaffaroni, Wei Zheng, Bin Zhu, Argyrios Ziogas, Elad Ziv, Kristin K Zorn, Manuela Gago-Dominguez, Arto Mannermaa, Håkan Olsson, Manuel R Teixeira, Jennifer Stone, Kenneth Offit, Laura Ottini, Sue K Park, Mads Thomassen, Per Hall, Alfons Meindl, Rita K Schmutzler, Arnaud Droit, Gary D Bader, Paul D P Pharoah, Fergus J Couch, Douglas F Easton, Peter Kraft, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Montserrat García-Closas, Marjanka K Schmidt, Antonis C Antoniou, Jacques Simard
Most common breast cancer susceptibility variants have been identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of predominantly estrogen receptor (ER)-positive disease. We conducted a GWAS using 21,468 ER-negative cases and 100,594 controls combined with 18,908 BRCA1 mutation carriers (9,414 with breast cancer), all of European origin. We identified independent associations at P < 5 × 10(-8) with ten variants at nine new loci. At P < 0.05, we replicated associations with 10 of 11 variants previously reported in ER-negative disease or BRCA1 mutation carrier GWAS and observed consistent associations with ER-negative disease for 105 susceptibility variants identified by other studies...
October 23, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044908/tumor-radiomic-heterogeneity-multiparametric-functional-imaging-to-characterize-variability-and-predict-response-following-cervical-cancer-radiation-therapy
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Stephen R Bowen, William T C Yuh, Daniel S Hippe, Wei Wu, Savannah C Partridge, Saba Elias, Guang Jia, Zhibin Huang, George A Sandison, Dennis Nelson, Michael V Knopp, Simon S Lo, Paul E Kinahan, Nina A Mayr
BACKGROUND: Robust approaches to quantify tumor heterogeneity are needed to provide early decision support for precise individualized therapy. PURPOSE: To conduct a technical exploration of longitudinal changes in tumor heterogeneity patterns on dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and FDG positron emission tomography / computed tomography (PET/CT), and their association to radiation therapy (RT) response in cervical cancer...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830992/integrative-single-cell-and-cell-free-plasma-rna-transcriptomics-elucidates-placental-cellular-dynamics
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Jason C H Tsang, Joaquim S L Vong, Lu Ji, Liona C Y Poon, Peiyong Jiang, Kathy O Lui, Yun-Bi Ni, Ka Fai To, Yvonne K Y Cheng, Rossa W K Chiu, Yuk Ming Dennis Lo
The human placenta is a dynamic and heterogeneous organ critical in the establishment of the fetomaternal interface and the maintenance of gestational well-being. It is also the major source of cell-free fetal nucleic acids in the maternal circulation. Placental dysfunction contributes to significant complications, such as preeclampsia, a potentially lethal hypertensive disorder during pregnancy. Previous studies have identified significant changes in the expression profiles of preeclamptic placentas using whole-tissue analysis...
September 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795744/a-cell-selective-glutathione-responsive-tris-phthalocyanine-as-a-smart-photosensitiser-for-targeted-photodynamic-therapy
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Sun Y S Chow, Shirui Zhao, Pui-Chi Lo, Dennis K P Ng
A biotin-conjugated disulfide-linked tris(phthalocyanine) has been synthesised and characterised. As shown by electronic absorption and steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy methods, the compound remains non-aggregated in N,N-dimethylformamide, but is significantly aggregated in phosphate buffered saline with 1% Cremophor EL. The reduction in fluorescence intensity and singlet oxygen generation efficiency as compared with the monomeric counterpart suggests that the tris(phthalocyanine) exhibits an excellent self-quenching effect, particularly in an aqueous medium...
August 29, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792880/analysis-of-plasma-epstein-barr-virus-dna-to-screen-for-nasopharyngeal-cancer
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
K C Allen Chan, John K S Woo, Ann King, Benny C Y Zee, W K Jacky Lam, Stephen L Chan, Sam W I Chu, Constance Mak, Irene O L Tse, Samantha Y M Leung, Gloria Chan, Edwin P Hui, Brigette B Y Ma, Rossa W K Chiu, Sing-Fai Leung, Andrew C van Hasselt, Anthony T C Chan, Y M Dennis Lo
BACKGROUND: Circulating cell-free Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA is a biomarker for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. We conducted a prospective study to investigate whether EBV DNA in plasma samples would be useful to screen for early nasopharyngeal carcinoma in asymptomatic persons. METHODS: We analyzed EBV DNA in plasma specimens to screen participants who did not have symptoms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Participants with initially positive results were retested approximately 4 weeks later, and those with persistently positive EBV DNA in plasma underwent nasal endoscopic examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
August 10, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771861/encapsulating-ph-responsive-doxorubicin-phthalocyanine-conjugates-in-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-combined-photodynamic-therapy-and-controlled-chemotherapy
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Roy C H Wong, Dennis K P Ng, Wing-Ping Fong, Pui-Chi Lo
Doxorubicin (Dox) was conjugated to a zinc(II) phthalocyanine (ZnPc) through an acid-cleavable hydrazone linker. This azido-containing conjugate was then anchored to the nanochannels of an alkyne-modified mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) system via copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition. An analogous nanosystem was also prepared by immobilization of a hydrazine-substituted ZnPc to the MSN followed by coupling with Dox. The release of Dox under acidic conditions was studied in phosphate-buffered saline...
August 3, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661122/ph-responsive-dimeric-zinc-ii-phthalocyanine-in-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-as-an-activatable-nanophotosensitizing-system-for-photodynamic-therapy
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Roy C H Wong, Sun Y S Chow, Shirui Zhao, Wing-Ping Fong, Dennis K P Ng, Pui-Chi Lo
An acid-cleavable acetal-linked zinc(II) phthalocyanine dimer with an azido terminal group (cPc) was prepared and conjugated to alkyne-modified mesoporous silica nanoparticles via copper(I)-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition reaction. For comparison, an amine-linked analogue (nPc) was also prepared as a non-acid-cleavable counterpart. These dimeric phthalocyanines were significantly self-quenched due to the close proximity of the phthalocyanine units inside the mesopores, resulting in much weaker fluorescence emission and singlet oxygen generation, both in N,N-dimethylformamide and in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), compared with the free molecular counterparts...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534502/engaging-and-disengaging-recurrent-inhibition-coincides-with-sensing-and-unsensing-of-a-sensory-stimulus
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Debajit Saha, Wensheng Sun, Chao Li, Srinath Nizampatnam, William Padovano, Zhengdao Chen, Alex Chen, Ege Altan, Ray Lo, Dennis L Barbour, Baranidharan Raman
Even simple sensory stimuli evoke neural responses that are dynamic and complex. Are the temporally patterned neural activities important for controlling the behavioral output? Here, we investigated this issue. Our results reveal that in the insect antennal lobe, due to circuit interactions, distinct neural ensembles are activated during and immediately following the termination of every odorant. Such non-overlapping response patterns are not observed even when the stimulus intensity or identities were changed...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530678/the-complex-genetics-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Xiaoqin Liu, Hisato Yagi, Shazina Saeed, Abha S Bais, George C Gabriel, Zhaohan Chen, Kevin A Peterson, You Li, Molly C Schwartz, William T Reynolds, Manush Saydmohammed, Brian Gibbs, Yijen Wu, William Devine, Bishwanath Chatterjee, Nikolai T Klena, Dennis Kostka, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, Madhavi K Ganapathiraju, Phillip Dexheimer, Linda Leatherbury, Omar Khalifa, Anchit Bhagat, Maliha Zahid, William Pu, Simon Watkins, Paul Grossfeld, Stephen A Murray, George A Porter, Michael Tsang, Lisa J Martin, D Woodrow Benson, Bruce J Aronow, Cecilia W Lo
Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects up to 1% of live births. Although a genetic etiology is indicated by an increased recurrence risk, sporadic occurrence suggests that CHD genetics is complex. Here, we show that hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe CHD, is multigenic and genetically heterogeneous. Using mouse forward genetics, we report what is, to our knowledge, the first isolation of HLHS mutant mice and identification of genes causing HLHS. Mutations from seven HLHS mouse lines showed multigenic enrichment in ten human chromosome regions linked to HLHS...
July 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502261/profiles-of-executive-function-across-children-with-distinct-brain-disorders-traumatic-brain-injury-stroke-and-brain-tumor
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Gabriel C Araujo, Tanya N Antonini, Vicki Anderson, Kathryn A Vannatta, Christina G Salley, Erin D Bigler, H Gerry Taylor, Cynthia Gerhardt, Kenneth Rubin, Maureen Dennis, Warren Lo, Mark T Mackay, Anne Gordon, Christine Hajek Koterba, Alison Gomes, Mardee Greenham, Keith Owen Yeates
OBJECTIVES: This study examined whether children with distinct brain disorders show different profiles of strengths and weaknesses in executive functions, and differ from children without brain disorder. METHODS: Participants were children with traumatic brain injury (N=82; 8-13 years of age), arterial ischemic stroke (N=36; 6-16 years of age), and brain tumor (N=74; 9-18 years of age), each with a corresponding matched comparison group consisting of children with orthopedic injury (N=61), asthma (N=15), and classmates without medical illness (N=68), respectively...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490568/noninvasive-detection-of-f8-int22h-related-inversions-and-sequence-variants-in-maternal-plasma-of-hemophilia-carriers
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Irena Hudecova, Peiyong Jiang, Joanna Davies, Y M Dennis Lo, Rezan A Kadir, Rossa W K Chiu
Direct detection of F8 and F9 sequence variants in maternal plasma of hemophilia carriers has been demonstrated by microfluidics digital PCR. Noninvasive prenatal assessment of the most clinically relevant group of sequence variants among patients with hemophilia, namely, those involving int22h-related inversions disrupting the F8 gene, poses additional challenges because of its molecular complexity. We investigated the use of droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) and targeted massively parallel sequencing (MPS) for maternal plasma DNA analysis to noninvasively determine fetal mutational status in pregnancies at risk for hemophilia...
July 20, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472425/prodromal-parkinsonism-and-neurodegenerative-risk-stratification-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Thomas R Barber, Michael Lawton, Michal Rolinski, Samuel Evetts, Fahd Baig, Claudio Ruffmann, Aimie Gornall, Johannes C Klein, Christine Lo, Gary Dennis, Oliver Bandmann, Timothy Quinnell, Zenobia Zaiwalla, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Michele T M Hu
Objectives: Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is the most specific marker of prodromal alpha-synucleinopathies. We sought to delineate the baseline clinical characteristics of RBD and evaluate risk stratification models. Methods: Clinical assessments were performed in 171 RBD, 296 control, and 119 untreated Parkinson's (PD) participants. Putative risk measures were assessed as predictors of prodromal neurodegeneration, and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) criteria for prodromal PD were applied...
August 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431003/intracoronary-autologous-bone-marrow-cell-transfer-after-myocardial-infarction-the-boost-2-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Kai C Wollert, Gerd P Meyer, Jochen Müller-Ehmsen, Carsten Tschöpe, Vernon Bonarjee, Alf Inge Larsen, Andreas E May, Klaus Empen, Emmanuel Chorianopoulos, Ulrich Tebbe, Johannes Waltenberger, Heiko Mahrholdt, Benedikta Ritter, Jens Pirr, Dieter Fischer, Mortimer Korf-Klingebiel, Lubomir Arseniev, Hans-Gert Heuft, Jan E Brinchmann, Diethelm Messinger, Bernd Hertenstein, Arnold Ganser, Hugo A Katus, Stephan B Felix, Meinrad P Gawaz, Kenneth Dickstein, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Dennis Ladage, Simon Greulich, Johann Bauersachs
Aims: Intracoronary infusion of autologous nucleated bone marrow cells (BMCs) enhanced the recovery of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the randomised-controlled, open-label BOOST trial. We reassessed the therapeutic potential of nucleated BMCs in the randomised placebo-controlled, double-blind BOOST-2 trial conducted in 10 centres in Germany and Norway. Methods and results: Using a multiple arm design, we investigated the dose-response relationship and explored whether γ-irradiation which eliminates the clonogenic potential of stem and progenitor cells has an impact on BMC efficacy...
October 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384795/child-and-adolescent-health-from-1990-to-2015-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-diseases-injuries-and-risk-factors-2015-study
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Nicholas Kassebaum, Hmwe Hmwe Kyu, Leo Zoeckler, Helen Elizabeth Olsen, Katie Thomas, Christine Pinho, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Lalit Dandona, Alize Ferrari, Tsegaye Tewelde Ghiwot, Simon I Hay, Yohannes Kinfu, Xiaofeng Liang, Alan Lopez, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Ali H Mokdad, Mohsen Naghavi, George C Patton, Joshua Salomon, Benn Sartorius, Roman Topor-Madry, Stein Emil Vollset, Andrea Werdecker, Harvey A Whiteford, Kalkidan Hasen Abate, Kaja Abbas, Solomon Abrha Damtew, Muktar Beshir Ahmed, Nadia Akseer, Rajaa Al-Raddadi, Mulubirhan Assefa Alemayohu, Khalid Altirkawi, Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Azmeraw T Amare, Carl A T Antonio, Johan Arnlov, Al Artaman, Hamid Asayesh, Euripide Frinel G Arthur Avokpaho, Ashish Awasthi, Beatriz Paulina Ayala Quintanilla, Umar Bacha, Balem Demtsu Betsu, Aleksandra Barac, Till Winfried Bärnighausen, Estifanos Baye, Neeraj Bedi, Isabela M Bensenor, Adugnaw Berhane, Eduardo Bernabe, Oscar Alberto Bernal, Addisu Shunu Beyene, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Boris Bikbov, Cheryl Anne Boyce, Alexandra Brazinova, Gessessew Bugssa Hailu, Austin Carter, Carlos A Castañeda-Orjuela, Ferrán Catalá-López, Fiona J Charlson, Abdulaal A Chitheer, Jee-Young Jasmine Choi, Liliana G Ciobanu, John Crump, Rakhi Dandona, Robert P Dellavalle, Amare Deribew, Gabrielle deVeber, Daniel Dicker, Eric L Ding, Manisha Dubey, Amanuel Yesuf Endries, Holly E Erskine, Emerito Jose Aquino Faraon, Andre Faro, Farshad Farzadfar, Joao C Fernandes, Daniel Obadare Fijabi, Christina Fitzmaurice, Thomas D Fleming, Luisa Sorio Flor, Kyle J Foreman, Richard C Franklin, Maya S Fraser, Joseph J Frostad, Nancy Fullman, Gebremedhin Berhe Gebregergs, Alemseged Aregay Gebru, Johanna M Geleijnse, Katherine B Gibney, Mahari Gidey Yihdego, Ibrahim Abdelmageem Mohamed Ginawi, Melkamu Dedefo Gishu, Tessema Assefa Gizachew, Elizabeth Glaser, Audra L Gold, Ellen Goldberg, Philimon Gona, Atsushi Goto, Harish Chander Gugnani, Guohong Jiang, Rajeev Gupta, Fisaha Haile Tesfay, Graeme J Hankey, Rasmus Havmoeller, Martha Hijar, Masako Horino, H Dean Hosgood, Guoqing Hu, Kathryn H Jacobsen, Mihajlo B Jakovljevic, Sudha P Jayaraman, Vivekanand Jha, Tariku Jibat, Catherine O Johnson, Jost Jonas, Amir Kasaeian, Norito Kawakami, Peter N Keiyoro, Ibrahim Khalil, Young-Ho Khang, Jagdish Khubchandani, Aliasghar A Ahmad Kiadaliri, Christian Kieling, Daniel Kim, Niranjan Kissoon, Luke D Knibbs, Ai Koyanagi, Kristopher J Krohn, Barthelemy Kuate Defo, Burcu Kucuk Bicer, Rachel Kulikoff, G Anil Kumar, Dharmesh Kumar Lal, Hilton Y Lam, Heidi J Larson, Anders Larsson, Dennis Odai Laryea, Janni Leung, Stephen S Lim, Loon-Tzian Lo, Warren D Lo, Katharine J Looker, Paulo A Lotufo, Hassan Magdy Abd El Razek, Reza Malekzadeh, Desalegn Markos Shifti, Mohsen Mazidi, Peter A Meaney, Kidanu Gebremariam Meles, Peter Memiah, Walter Mendoza, Mubarek Abera Mengistie, Gebremichael Welday Mengistu, George A Mensah, Ted R Miller, Charles Mock, Alireza Mohammadi, Shafiu Mohammed, Lorenzo Monasta, Ulrich Mueller, Chie Nagata, Aliya Naheed, Grant Nguyen, Quyen Le Nguyen, Elaine Nsoesie, In-Hwan Oh, Anselm Okoro, Jacob Olusegun Olusanya, Bolajoko O Olusanya, Alberto Ortiz, Deepak Paudel, David M Pereira, Norberto Perico, Max Petzold, Michael Robert Phillips, Guilherme V Polanczyk, Farshad Pourmalek, Mostafa Qorbani, Anwar Rafay, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Mahfuzar Rahman, Rajesh Kumar Rai, Usha Ram, Zane Rankin, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Andre M N Renzaho, Hirbo Shore Roba, David Rojas-Rueda, Luca Ronfani, Rajesh Sagar, Juan Ramon Sanabria, Muktar Sano Kedir Mohammed, Itamar S Santos, Maheswar Satpathy, Monika Sawhney, Ben Schöttker, David C Schwebel, James G Scott, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Amira Shaheen, Masood Ali Shaikh, June She, Rahman Shiri, Ivy Shiue, Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, Jasvinder Singh, Naris Silpakit, Alison Smith, Chandrashekhar Sreeramareddy, Jeffrey D Stanaway, Dan J Stein, Caitlyn Steiner, Muawiyyah Babale Sufiyan, Soumya Swaminathan, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Karen M Tabb, Fentaw Tadese, Mohammad Tavakkoli, Bineyam Taye, Stephanie Teeple, Teketo Kassaw Tegegne, Girma Temam Shifa, Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Bernadette Thomas, Alan J Thomson, Ruoyan Tobe-Gai, Marcello Tonelli, Bach Xuan Tran, Christopher Troeger, Kingsley N Ukwaja, Olalekan Uthman, Tommi Vasankari, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Vasiliy Victorovich Vlassov, Elisabete Weiderpass, Robert Weintraub, Solomon Weldemariam Gebrehiwot, Ronny Westerman, Hywel C Williams, Charles D A Wolfe, Rachel Woodbrook, Yuichiro Yano, Naohiro Yonemoto, Seok-Jun Yoon, Mustafa Z Younis, Chuanhua Yu, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Elias Asfaw Zegeye, Liesl Joanna Zuhlke, Christopher J L Murray, Theo Vos
Importance: Comprehensive and timely monitoring of disease burden in all age groups, including children and adolescents, is essential for improving population health. Objective: To quantify and describe levels and trends of mortality and nonfatal health outcomes among children and adolescents from 1990 to 2015 to provide a framework for policy discussion. Evidence Review: Cause-specific mortality and nonfatal health outcomes were analyzed for 195 countries and territories by age group, sex, and year from 1990 to 2015 using standardized approaches for data processing and statistical modeling, with subsequent analysis of the findings to describe levels and trends across geography and time among children and adolescents 19 years or younger...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380634/the-radiosurgery-fractionation-quandary-single-fraction-or-hypofractionation
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John P Kirkpatrick, Scott G Soltys, Simon S Lo, Kathryn Beal, Dennis C Shrieve, Paul D Brown
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), typically administered in a single session, is widely employed to safely, efficiently, and effectively treat small intracranial lesions. However, for large lesions or those in close proximity to critical structures, it can be difficult to obtain an acceptable balance of tumor control while avoiding damage to normal tissue when single-fraction SRS is utilized. Treating a lesion in 2 to 5 fractions of SRS (termed "hypofractionated SRS" [HF-SRS]) potentially provides the ability to treat a lesion with a total dose of radiation that provides both adequate tumor control and acceptable toxicity...
April 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280050/single-stranded-dna-library-preparation-preferentially-enriches-short-maternal-dna-in-maternal-plasma
#17
Joaquim S L Vong, Jason C H Tsang, Peiyong Jiang, Wing-Shan Lee, Tak Yeung Leung, K C Allen Chan, Rossa W K Chiu, Y M Dennis Lo
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) library preparation can enrich short DNA species from the plasma of healthy individuals, cancer patients, and transplant recipients. Based on previous observations that fetal DNA molecules in the maternal plasma are shorter than maternal DNA molecules, ssDNA library preparation may potentially enrich fetal DNA and provide substantial improvement in noninvasive prenatal testing. METHODS: We tested this hypothesis by comparing the maternal plasma DNA sequencing results using 2 types of ssDNA library preparation methods and a standard double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) library method using samples from first- and third-trimester pregnancies...
May 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238813/genomewide-bisulfite-sequencing-reveals-the-origin-and-time-dependent-fragmentation-of-urinary-cfdna
#18
Timothy H T Cheng, Peiyong Jiang, Jacqueline C W Tam, Xiao Sun, Wing-Shan Lee, Stephanie C Y Yu, Jeremy Y C Teoh, Peter K F Chiu, Chi-Fai Ng, Kai-Ming Chow, Cheuk-Chun Szeto, K C Allen Chan, Rossa W K Chiu, Y M Dennis Lo
Urinary cell-free (cf) DNA holds great potential as a completely noninvasive form of liquid biopsy. Knowledge of the composition of cfDNA by tissue of origin is useful for guiding its clinical uses. We conducted a global survey of urinary cfDNA composition using genomewide bisulfite sequencing. While previous studies focused on detecting cfDNA from a single source at a time, genomewide tissue specific methylation signatures allow us to simultaneously deduce the proportional contribution from each contributing tissue...
June 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194040/abnormal-degradation-of-the-neuronal-stress-protective-transcription-factor-hsf1-in-huntington-s-disease
#19
Rocio Gomez-Pastor, Eileen T Burchfiel, Daniel W Neef, Alex M Jaeger, Elisa Cabiscol, Spencer U McKinstry, Argenia Doss, Alejandro Aballay, Donald C Lo, Sergey S Akimov, Christopher A Ross, Cagla Eroglu, Dennis J Thiele
Huntington's Disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by poly-glutamine expansion in the Htt protein, resulting in Htt misfolding and cell death. Expression of the cellular protein folding and pro-survival machinery by heat shock transcription factor 1 (HSF1) ameliorates biochemical and neurobiological defects caused by protein misfolding. We report that HSF1 is degraded in cells and mice expressing mutant Htt, in medium spiny neurons derived from human HD iPSCs and in brain samples from patients with HD...
February 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165140/coffee-control-free-noninvasive-fetal-chromosomal-examination-using-maternal-plasma-dna
#20
Kun Sun, K C Allen Chan, Irena Hudecova, Rossa W K Chiu, Y M Dennis Lo, Peiyong Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to develop an approach for analyzing plasma DNA sequencing data for noninvasive fetal chromosomal aneuploidy testing that does not require the comparison with control samples or a series of selected genomic regions. RESULTS: We developed the control-free noninvasive fetal chromosomal examination (COFFEE) algorithm by utilizing the size differences between the fetally derived and maternally derived DNA molecules in maternal plasma...
April 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
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