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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352525/an-mrm-based-cytokeratin-marker-assay-as-a-tool-for-cancer-studies-application-to-lung-cancer-pleural-effusions
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Anna Perzanowska, Agnieszka Fatalska, Grzegorz Wojtas, Andrzej Lewandowicz, Agata Michalak, Grzegorz Krasowski, Christoph H Borchers, Michal Dadlez, Dominik Domanski
PURPOSE: The goal of this work was to develop an LC-MRM assay for the quantitative analysis of a set of established and diagnostically important cytokeratin (CK) markers used in cancer diagnosis, prognosis and therapy monitoring. Secondly, the potential of this assay in lung cancer diagnosis through pleural effusion (PE) analysis was examined. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A multiplexed MRM assay was developed for 17 CKs and their select caspase-cleaved fragments. Isotope-labeled standard peptides were used for high assay specificity and absolute peptide quantitation; with robust standard-flow LC coupled to a latest-generation triple-quadrupole instrument for high sensitivity...
January 19, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352461/clinical-and-microbiological-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-in-the-treatment-of-mucositis-and-peri-implantitis-a-triple-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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M Galofré, D Palao, M Vicario, J Nart, D Violant
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Oral probiotics appear to improve the treatment of periodontal diseases but there is limited evidence on their efficacy in the treatment of peri-implant diseases. The objective of the present study was to evaluate, clinically and microbiologically, the effect of the oral probiotic, Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis, as adjuvant to non-surgical mechanical therapy in implants with mucositis or peri-implantitis, placed in patients with a history of periodontal disease...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352235/systems-modeling-accurately-predicts-responses-to-genotoxic-agents-and-their-synergism-with-bcl-2-inhibitors-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Federico Lucantoni, Andreas U Lindner, Norma O'Donovan, Heiko Düssmann, Jochen H M Prehn
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form of breast cancer which accounts for 15-20% of this disease and is currently treated with genotoxic chemotherapy. The BCL2 (B-cell lymphoma 2) family of proteins controls the process of mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP), which is required for the activation of the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway in response to genotoxic agents. We previously developed a deterministic systems model of BCL2 protein interactions, DR_MOMP that calculates the sensitivity of cells to undergo mitochondrial apoptosis...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351653/calibration-of-gafchromic-ebt3-film-for-dosimetry-of-scanning-proton-pencil-beam-pbs
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D Krzempek, G Mianowska, N Bassler, L Stolarczyk, R Kopec, B Sas-Korczynska, P Olko
Gafchromic EBT3 films are applied in proton radiotherapy for 2D dose mapping because they demonstrate spatial resolution well below 1 mm. However, the film response must be corrected in order to reach the accuracy of dose measurements required for the clinical use. The in-house developed AnalyseGafchromic software allows to analyze and correct the measured response using triple channel dose calibration, statistical scan-to-scan fluctuations as well as experimentally determined dose and LET dependence. Finally, the optimized protocol for evaluation of response of Gafchromic EBT3 films was applied to determine 30 × 40 cm2 dose profiles of the scanning therapy unit at the Cyclotron Centre Bronowice, CCB in Krakow, Poland...
January 17, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351333/simultaneous-quantification-of-four-antiretroviral-drugs-in-breast-milk-samples-from-hiv-positive-women-by-an-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-uplc-ms-ms-method
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Alicia Ramírez-Ramírez, Elías Sánchez-Serrano, Giselle Loaiza-Flores, Noemí Plazola-Camacho, Rosa Georgina Rodríguez-Delgado, Ricardo Figueroa-Damián, Mauricio Domínguez-Castro, Margarita López-Martínez, Zayra Flores-García, Jessica Hernández-Pineda
The primary strategy to avoid mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through breastfeeding is administration of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to HIV-positive pregnant women. Because significant changes in the pharmacokinetics of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs occur during pregnancy, quantifying HAART and the viral load in breast milk in this population is essential. Here, we developed an analytical assay for the simultaneous quantification of four ARV drugs in breast milk using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350614/lipg-signaling-promotes-tumor-initiation-and-metastasis-of-human-basal-like-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Pang-Kuo Lo, Yuan Yao, Ji Shin Lee, Yongshu Zhang, Weiliang Huang, Maureen A Kane, Qun Zhou
Current understanding of aggressive human basal-like triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) remains incomplete. In this study, we show endothelial lipase (LIPG) is aberrantly overexpressed in basal-like TNBCs. We demonstrate that LIPG is required for in vivo tumorigenicity and metastasis of TNBC cells. LIPG possesses a lipase-dependent function that supports cancer cell proliferation and a lipase-independent function that promotes invasiveness, stemness and basal/epithelial-mesenchymal transition features of TNBC...
January 19, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349596/concomitant-use-of-antiplatelets-and-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-what-do-recent-clinical-trials-teach-us
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David H Lam, Sean M Bell, Ravi S Hira
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Coronary heart disease (CHD) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are among the most common cardiovascular diseases. A significant proportion of patients have both CHD and AF and are at increased risk for thrombotic complications. Current therapy for CHD and AF includes antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications, respectively. Patients with concurrent CHD and AF may be prescribed dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in addition to anticoagulation, which increases their bleeding risk...
January 19, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349097/universal-method-for-the-purification-of-recombinant-aav-vectors-of-differing-serotypes
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Shelley A Nass, Maryellen A Mattingly, Denise A Woodcock, Brenda L Burnham, Jeffrey A Ardinger, Shayla E Osmond, Amy M Frederick, Abraham Scaria, Seng H Cheng, Catherine R O'Riordan
The generation of clinical good manufacturing practices (GMP)-grade adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors requires purification strategies that support the generation of vectors of high purity, and that exhibit a good safety and efficacy profile. To date, most reported purification schemas are serotype dependent, requiring method development for each AAV gene therapy product. Here, we describe a platform purification process that is compatible with the purification of multiple AAV serotypes. The method generates vector preparations of high purity that are enriched for capsids with full vector genomes, and that minimizes the fractional content of empty capsids...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348684/mithramycin-a-suppresses-basal-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cell-survival-partially-via-down-regulating-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-5-transcription-by-sp1
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Rong Liu, Xu Zhi, Zhongmei Zhou, Hailin Zhang, Runxiang Yang, Tianning Zou, Ceshi Chen
As the most malignant breast cancer subtype, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) does not have effective targeted therapies clinically to date. As a selective Sp1 inhibitor, Mithramycin A (MIT) has been reported to have anti-tumor activities in multiple cancers. However, the efficacy and the mechanism of MIT in breast cancer, especially TNBC, have not been studied. In this study, we demonstrated that MIT suppressed breast cancer cell survival in a dosage-dependent manner. Interestingly, TNBC cells were more sensitive to MIT than non-TNBC cells...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346301/braf-and-mek-inhibitors-influence-the-function-of-reprogrammed-t-cells-consequences-for-adoptive-t-cell-therapy
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Jan Dörrie, Lek Babalija, Stefanie Hoyer, Kerstin F Gerer, Gerold Schuler, Lucie Heinzerling, Niels Schaft
BRAF and MEK inhibitors (BRAFi/MEKi), the standard treatment for patients with BRAFV600 mutated melanoma, are currently explored in combination with various immunotherapies, notably checkpoint inhibitors and adoptive transfer of receptor-transfected T cells. Since two BRAFi/MEKi combinations with similar efficacy are approved, potential differences in their effects on immune cells would enable a rational choice for triple therapies. Therefore, we characterized the influence of the clinically approved BRAFi/MEKi combinations dabrafenib (Dabra) and trametinib (Tram) vs...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345587/is-there-a-role-for-oral-triple-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-without-atrial-fibrillation
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Nikolaos Spinthakis, Mohamed Farag, Zaki Akhtar, Diana Adrienne Gorog
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients, despite treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), have up to 10% risk of recurrent major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in the short term. METHODS: Here we review studies using more potent antithrombotic agent combinations to reduce this risk, namely triple therapy (TT) with the addition of an oral anticoagulant, PAR-1 antagonist, or cilostazol to DAPT (mainly aspirin and clopidogrel), and discuss the limitations of trials to date...
January 16, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344201/elevation-of-serum-cea-and-ca15-3-levels-during-antitumor-therapy-predicts-poor-therapeutic-response-in-advanced-breast-cancer-patients
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Yue Yang, Huijuan Zhang, Mingyan Zhang, Qingwei Meng, Li Cai, Qingyuan Zhang
The aim of the present study was to assess the correlation between therapeutic response and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen 15-3 (CA15-3) levels in advanced breast cancer patients with non-assessable lesions or stable disease (SD) according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors. A total of 232 female patients with recurrent tumors following radical mastectomy were recruited, including 76 patients with non-assessable lesions and 60 patients with SD. The correlation between CEA and CA15-3 changes, progression-free survival (PFS) and therapeutic response were analyzed in the non-assessable and SD patient groups...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343892/first-two-bilateral-hand-transplantations-in-india-part-4-immediate-post-operative-care-immunosuppression-protocol-and-monitoring
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Subramania Iyer, Mohit Sharma, P Kishore, Jimmy Mathew, R Janarthanan, Raghuveer Reddy, Abhijeet Wakure, Sundeep Vijayaraghavan, S M Chetan Mali, Visakh Varma, Ashish Chaudhari, Swapnil Dhake, Akshay Omkumar, George Kurian, Rajesh Nair, Anil Mathew, Zachariah Paul, Malini Eapen, Lalitha Biswas
Introduction: Being able to counter immune-mediated rejection has for decades been the single largest obstacle for the progress of vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA). The human immune system performs the key role of differentiating the 'self ' from the 'non-self '. This, although is quintessential to eliminate or resist infections, also resists the acceptance of an allograft which it promptly recognises as 'non-self'. Materials and Methods: Pre-operative evaluation of the recipient evaluation included immunological assessment in the form of panel reactive antibodies (PRA), human leucocyte antigen (HLA) typing, donor-specific antibody detection assays (DSA) and complement-dependent cytotoxicity assays (CDC)...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343478/treatment-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-with-idarucizumab-in-a-patient-receiving-dabigatran
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Jennifer Mourafetis, Norman Doctor, Simon Leung
PURPOSE: A case report describing use of idarucizumab for dabigatran reversal without the use of hemostatic agents in a patient who developed acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding while receiving triple antithrombotic therapy is presented. SUMMARY: A 77-year-old man with a complex cardiac history presented to the emergency room with chief complaints of black tarry stools and low blood pressures for 4 days. His past medical history included recent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and drug-eluting stent (DES) placement, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, stage 3 chronic kidney disease, and cholecystectomy...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342993/-analysis-of-prognosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-pediatric-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Q Liu, C Zhang, Q Q Li, Y Zhu, D Zhang, W G Zhao, H Gu
Objective: To analyze the prognosis and associated risk factors of pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Methods: A total of 119 patients under 18 years of age diagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Center in Beijing Anzhen Hospital between June 2007 and May 2017 were enrolled in this retrospective study. The clinical informations and follow-up data were collected. The endpoints of follow-up were defined as death or undergoing lung transplantation...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341321/interleukin-6-contributes-to-chemoresistance-in-mda-mb-231-cells-via-targeting-hif-1%C3%AE
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Ke Wang, Xue Zhu, Kai Zhang, Yongxiang Yin, Yu Chen, Ting Zhang
Chemoresistance is a critical challenge in the clinical treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). It has been well documented that inflammatory mediators from tumor microenvironment are involved in the pathogenesis of TNBC and might be related to chemoresistance of cancer cells. In this study, the contribution of interleukin-6 (IL-6), one of the principal oncogenic molecules, in chemoresistance of a TNBC cell line MDA-MB-231 was first investigated. The results showed that IL-6 treatment could induce upregulation of HIF-1α via the activation of STAT3 in MDA-MB-231 cells, which consequently contributed to its effect against chemotherapeutic drug-induced cytotoxicity and cell apoptosis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341047/german-guideline-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-update-on-pharmacological-therapies-2017
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Jürgen Behr, Andreas Günther, Francesco Bonella, Klaus Geißler, Dirk Koschel, Michael Kreuter, Antje Prasse, Nicolas Schönfeld, Helmut Sitter, Joachim Müller-Quernheim, Ulrich Costabel
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a severe and often fatal disease with a median survival of 2 - 4 years after diagnosis. Since the publication of the German IPF guideline in 2013 new treatment trials have been published, necessitating an update of the pharmacological therapy of IPF. Different from the previous guideline, the GRADE system was discarded and replaced by the Oxford evidence classification system which allows a more differentiated judgement. The following pharmacological therapies were rated not suitable for the treatment of IPF patients (recommendation A; evidence 1-b): triple therapy with prednisolone, azathioprine and acetyl-cysteine; imatinib; ambrisentan; bosentan; macitentan...
January 16, 2018: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340907/harnessing-a-different-dependency-how-to-identify-and-target-androgen-receptor-positive-versus-quadruple-negative-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Jessica L Christenson, Jane B Trepel, Haythem Y Ali, Sunmin Lee, Joel R Eisner, Edwina S Baskin-Bey, Anthony D Elias, Jennifer K Richer
The androgen receptor (AR) is a promising therapeutic target for a subset of triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) in which AR is expressed. However, the mechanistic action of AR and the degree to which primary and metastatic tumors depend on AR, both before and after conventional treatment, remain to be defined. We discuss preclinical and clinical data for AR+ TNBC, the difficulties in monitoring AR protein levels, new methods for determining AR status, the influence of AR on "stemness" in the context of TNBC, the role of combined inhibition of sex steroid production and AR, and the role of AR in regulation of the immune system...
January 16, 2018: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338973/asthma-copd-overlap-a-portuguese-survey
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E Padrão, D Araújo, A Todo Bom, C Robalo Cordeiro, J Correia de Sousa, J Cardoso, M Morais-Almeida, R Costa, F Pavão, R B Leite, A Marques
INTRODUCTION: The overlap between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (ACO) has been discussed for many years but clinical recommendations for this entity have been diverse. This study is intended to reach a consensus on diagnosis, treatment and patient orientation for ACO, within the Portuguese medical community. METHODS: This study was conducted by a multidisciplinary panel of experts from three distinct medical specialties (Pulmonology, Family Medicine and Immunoallergology)...
January 12, 2018: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338781/correlation-between-disease-activity-and-serum-ferritin-in-clinically-amyopathic-dermatomyositis-with-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-a-case-report
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Kazuhiro Yamada, Kazuhisa Asai, Atsuko Okamoto, Tetsuya Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Mai Ohata, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kazuto Hirata
BACKGROUND: Clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis with anti-Melanoma Differentiation-Associated gene 5 (MDA5) antibody often presents with severe interstitial lung disease. Although serum ferritin level is known to reflect interstitial lung disease activity, there are few case reports describing this association. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old man was referred to our outpatient clinic with a 3-week history of cough and respiratory distress. He had erythema over the V area of the neck and a Gottron's sign...
January 16, 2018: BMC Research Notes
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