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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218505/theoretically-manipulating-quantum-dots-on-two-dimensional-2d-tio2-monolayer-for-effective-visible-light-absorption
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Ting Liao, Ziqi Sun, Shi Xue Dou
Low solar energy harvesting and conversion efficiency has become a major problem in solar energy science and engineering owing to the difficulty in capturing solar energy across the wide solar spectrum, especially in the visible light range. Inspired by the extraordinary properties of materials arising from decreased dimensions, in this study, we explore a nano-contact system formed by a two-dimensional (2D) TiO2 monolayer and II-VI semiconductor (CdX)13 (X = S, Se and Te) nanocages for engineering the visible light absorption...
February 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183714/dichotomous-alk-ihc-is-a-better-predictor-for-alk-inhibition-outcome-than-traditional-alk-fish-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Anthonie van der Wekken, Rianne Pelgrim, Nils 't Hart, Naomi Werner, Mirjam Mastik, Lizza Hendriks, Erik Hfm van der Heijden, Monika Looijen-Salamon, A Joop de Langen, Jeske Staal-van den Brekel, Sietske Riemersma, Ben E van den Borne, Ernst-Jan M Speel, Anne-Marie C Dingemans, T Jeroen N Hiltermann, Anke van den Berg, Wim Timens, Ed Schuuring, Harry Jm Groen
ALK rearrangement detection using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is the standard test to identify non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients eligible for treatment with ALK inhibitors. Recently ALK protein expression in resectable NSCLC showed predictive value. We evaluated tumor response rate and survival after crizotinib treatment of advanced NSCLC patients with ALK activation using both dichotomous immunohistochemical staining (IHC) and FISH. Design Stage IV NSCLC patients treated with crizotinib were selected...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147239/a-sensitive-alk-immunohistochemistry-companion-diagnostic-test-identifies-patients-eligible-for-treatment-with-crizotinib
#3
Trish Thorne-Nuzzo, Crystal Williams, Alice Catallini, June Clements, Shalini Singh, James Amberson, Kim Dickinson, Zoran Gatalica, Steffan N Ho, Isabell Loftin, Abigail McElhinny, Penny Towne
INTRODUCTION: The availability of high quality, rigorously validated diagnostic tests that can be broadly implemented is necessary to efficiently identify patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) NSCLC who can potentially benefit from treatment with crizotinib. Here we present data on the recently approved VENTANA ALK (D5F3) CDx Assay (ALK (D5F3) CDx), the only immunohistochemistry (IHC) based assay linked to treatment outcome. METHODS: NSCLC specimens prospectively tested for ALK status by Flourescent In-situ Hybridization (FISH) in the PROFILE 1014 clinical trial of crizotinib versus chemotherapy (N=1018, including 179 ALK(+) and 754 ALK(-) specimens), were evaluated using the ALK (D5F3) CDx assay...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129550/atp-binding-cassette-a1-abca1-mediates-microparticle-formation-during-high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-biogenesis
#4
Anouar Hafiane, Jacques Genest
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Micro-particles (MP) are secreted by various cells. Their biological roles in health and in disease remain unknown. Here we describe formation of MP in the process of ABCA1-dependent cholesterol efflux in different cell types. METHODS: The ATP-binding cassette transporter, subfamily A, member 1 (ABCA1) is the rate-limiting step in the biogenesis of high-density lipoproteins (HDL). We have found that ABCA1 and apoA-I contribute to the formation of MP...
February 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095874/clinicopathological-study-of-9-cases-of-prostate-cancer-involving-the-rectal-wall
#5
Tao Tang, Zhengduo Yang, Dan Zhang, Jie Qu, Guang Liu, Shiwu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer involving the rectal wall is rare and may lead to diagnostic pitfalls. CASE PRESENTATION: Out of 9504 patients with rectal tumors between January 2003 and January 2015, 9 patients (elderly with a mean age of 74 years) with prostate cancer involving the rectal wall were clinically misdiagnosed with rectal cancer. The lesions were located in the rectum, and included 3 circumferential rectal masses, 1 ulceration lesion, 1 crater-like mass, and 4 protruding lesions...
January 17, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065741/essential-roles-for-cdx-in-murine-primitive-hematopoiesis
#6
Travis Brooke-Bisschop, Joanne G A Savory, Tanya Foley, Randy Ringuette, David Lohnes
The Cdx transcription factors play essential roles in primitive hematopoiesis in the zebrafish where they exert their effects, in part, through regulation of hox genes. Defects in hematopoiesis have also been reported in Cdx mutant murine embryonic stem cell models, however, to date no mouse model reflecting the zebrafish Cdx mutant hematopoietic phenotype has been described. This is likely due, in part, to functional redundancy among Cdx members and the early lethality of Cdx2 null mutants. To circumvent these limitations, we used Cre-mediated conditional deletion to assess the impact of concomitant loss of Cdx1 and Cdx2 on murine primitive hematopoiesis...
February 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041967/cdx-is-crucial-for-the-timing-mechanism-driving-colinear-hox-activation-and-defines-a-trunk-segment-in-the-hox-cluster-topology
#7
Roel Neijts, Shilu Amin, Carina van Rooijen, Jacqueline Deschamps
Cdx and Hox transcription factors are important regulators of axial patterning and are required for tissue generation along the vertebrate body axis. Cdx genes have been demonstrated to act upstream of Hox genes in midgestation embryos. Here, we investigate the role of Cdx transcription factors in the gradual colinear activation of the Hox clusters. We found that Hox temporally colinear expression is severely affected in epiblast stem cells derived from Cdx null embryos. We demonstrate that after initiation of 3' Hox gene transcription, Cdx activity is crucial for H3K27ac deposition and for accessibility of cis-regulatory elements around the central - or 'trunk' - Hox genes...
February 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009287/cdx-and-t-brachyury-co-activate-growth-signaling-in-the-embryonic-axial-progenitor-niche
#8
Shilu Amin, Roel Neijts, Salvatore Simmini, Carina van Rooijen, Sander C Tan, Lennart Kester, Alexander van Oudenaarden, Menno P Creyghton, Jacqueline Deschamps
In vertebrate embryos, anterior tissues are generated early, followed by the other axial structures that emerge sequentially from a posterior growth zone. The genetic network driving posterior axial elongation in mice, and its disturbance in mutants with posterior truncation, is not yet fully understood. Here, we show that the combined expression of Cdx2 and T Brachyury is essential to establish the core signature of posterior axial progenitors. Cdx2 and T Brachyury are required for extension of a similar trunk portion of the axis...
December 20, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971020/the-clinical-and-pharmacoeconomic-challenges-for-securing-reimbursement-and-access-to-cdx-in-the-eu
#9
P Senatore, B Oshinowo, S Duttagupta, P Armeni, M Chalmers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957712/photophysical-and-photoprototropic-characteristics-of-2-aminobenzothiazole-in-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-medium
#10
Rajaram Rajamohan, Sundarrajulu Kothai Nayaki, Meenakshisundaram Swaminathan
The formation of stable inclusion complexes between neutral and monocationic species of 2-aminobenzothiazole (2ABT) with β-CDx is observed with significant enhancement in absorbance and fluorescence intensity. The stoichiometry of the 2ABT and 2ABTH(⊕) with β-CDx is found to be 1:1 at pH 6.8 and 1.1. Their binding constant values for neutral and monocationic species are found to be 1239.3 and 1259.2 M(-1), respectively. Lifetime analysis, FT-IR spectral and SEM image analysis strongly supports the formation of the inclusion complex between 2ABT and β-CDx...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955717/environmental-scan-on-pharmaceuticals-requiring-companion-diagnostics
#11
Tara Cowling, Michel Boucher
OBJECTIVES: Companion diagnostic tests (CDx) are used to measure an individual's protein or gene expression (biomarkers) to inform choice of therapy. The increasing number of drugs requiring CDx poses challenges for regulatory and reimbursement policies. To better understand this issue, an environmental scan was conducted by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). METHODS: The environmental scan was based on a focused literature search and feedback solicited from targeted stakeholders...
January 2016: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941556/preclinical-evaluation-of-photoacoustic-imaging-as-a-novel-noninvasive-approach-to-detect-an-orthopaedic-implant-infection
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Yu Wang, John M Thompson, Alyssa G Ashbaugh, Pavlo Khodakivskyi, Ghyslain Budin, Riccardo Sinisi, Andrew Heinmiller, Marleen van Oosten, Jan Maarten van Dijl, Gooitzen M van Dam, Kevin P Francis, Nicholas M Bernthal, Elena A Dubikovskaya, Lloyd S Miller
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing prosthetic joint infection (PJI) poses significant challenges, and current modalities are fraught with low sensitivity and/or potential morbidity. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is a novel ultrasound-based modality with potential for diagnosing PJI safely and noninvasively. MATERIALS: In an established preclinical mouse model of bioluminescent Staphylococcus aureus PJI, fluorescent indocyanine green (ICG) was conjugated to β-cyclodextrin (CDX-ICG) or teicoplanin (Teic-ICG) and injected intravenously for 1 week postoperatively...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934411/cadmium-compounds-with-an-n3c-atrane-motif-evidence-for-the-generation-of-a-cadmium-hydride-species
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Neena Chakrabarti, Serge Ruccolo, Gerard Parkin
Tris(2-pyridylthio)methane ([Tptm]H) has been employed to synthesize a series of cadmium carbatrane compounds that feature an [N3C] coordination environment. Specifically, [Tptm]H reacts with Cd[N(SiMe3)2]2 to afford [Tptm]CdN(SiMe3)2, which thereby provides access to other derivatives. For example, [Tptm]CdN(SiMe3)2 reacts with (i) CO2 to form {[Tptm]Cd(μ-NCO)}2 and (ii) Me3SiOH and Ph3SiOH to form {[κ(3)-Tptm]Cd(μ-OSiMe3)}2 and [Tptm]CdOSiPh3, respectively. The siloxide compound {[κ(3)-Tptm]Cd(μ-OSiMe3)}2 reacts with Me3SiX (X = Cl, Br, O2CMe) to give [Tptm]CdX, while the reaction with PhSiH3 in the presence of CO2 generates the formate complex, [Tptm]CdO2CH, thereby providing evidence for the generation of a proposed cadmium hydride intermediate, {[Tptm]CdH}...
December 5, 2016: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918054/incorporation-of-large-guest-molecules-into-liposomes-via-chemical-reactions-in-lipid-membranes
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Yuki Tsuchiya, Kouta Sugikawa, Masafumi Ueda, Atsushi Ikeda
The incorporation of hydrophobic guest molecules into lipid membranes by the exchange of the guest molecule from a cyclodextrin (CDx) complex to a liposome is limited to guest molecules that can be included in CDxs. To solve this problem, large guest molecules were incorporated into liposomes by chemical reactions of guest molecules in lipid membranes. Stable lipid-membrane-incorporated fullerene derivatives with large substituent(s) were prepared by Diels-Alder reactions in lipid membranes.
December 5, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911727/role-of-the-bone-morphogenic-protein-pathway-in-developmental-haemopoiesis-and-leukaemogenesis
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REVIEW
Parto Toofan, Helen Wheadon
Myeloid leukaemias share the common characteristics of being stem cell-derived clonal diseases, characterised by excessive proliferation of one or more myeloid lineage. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) arises from a genetic alteration in a normal haemopoietic stem cell (HSC) giving rise to a leukaemic stem cell (LSC) within the bone marrow (BM) 'niche'. CML is characterised by the presence of the oncogenic tyrosine kinase fusion protein breakpoint cluster region-abelson murine leukaemia viral oncogene homolog 1 (BCR-ABL), which is responsible for driving the disease through activation of downstream signal transduction pathways...
October 15, 2016: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907819/giant-primary-malignant-mesothelioma-of-the-liver-a-case-report
#16
Ruba Haji Ali, Mohamad Khalife, Ghina El Nounou, Ruba Zuhri Yafi, Hussein Nassar, Zeinab Aidibe, Randa Raad, Rania Abou Eid, Walid Faraj
INTRODUCTION: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm of mesothelial cells arising most frequently in the pleura or peritoneum and less frequently in the liver. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of primary hepatic mesothelioma of 41year old woman. She had no history of asbestos exposure or cancer. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed 21cm intrahepatic mass in the right lobe with many cystic lesions and few small calcifications. Pathology showed a biphasic cellular pattern...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827359/vasculogenic-mimicry-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Stuart C Williamson, Robert L Metcalf, Francesca Trapani, Sumitra Mohan, Jenny Antonello, Benjamin Abbott, Hui Sun Leong, Christopher P E Chester, Nicole Simms, Radoslaw Polanski, Daisuke Nonaka, Lynsey Priest, Alberto Fusi, Fredrika Carlsson, Anders Carlsson, Mary J C Hendrix, Richard E B Seftor, Elisabeth A Seftor, Dominic G Rothwell, Andrew Hughes, James Hicks, Crispin Miller, Peter Kuhn, Ged Brady, Kathryn L Simpson, Fiona H Blackhall, Caroline Dive
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is characterized by prevalent circulating tumour cells (CTCs), early metastasis and poor prognosis. We show that SCLC patients (37/38) have rare CTC subpopulations co-expressing vascular endothelial-cadherin (VE-cadherin) and cytokeratins consistent with vasculogenic mimicry (VM), a process whereby tumour cells form 'endothelial-like' vessels. Single-cell genomic analysis reveals characteristic SCLC genomic changes in both VE-cadherin-positive and -negative CTCs. Higher levels of VM are associated with worse overall survival in 41 limited-stage patients' biopsies (P<0...
November 9, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814611/targeted-drugs-and-diagnostic-assays-companions-in-the-race-to-combat-ethnic-disparity
#18
Nikita Wright, Padmashree Rida, Uma Krishnamurti, Xiaoxian Li, Ritu Aneja
African Americans (AAs) are more likely than European Americans to develop aggressive breast cancer subtypes, and have higher recurrence and mortality rates; this results in a stark breast-cancer related ethnic disparity in clinical outcomes. In this era of personalized oncology, companion diagnostics (CDx) are transforming the cancer treatment narrative slowly but steadily, by enabling the use of safety and/or efficacy biomarkers to stratify patient populations, and thus ensuring more effective deployment of targeted therapeutics...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797175/liposome-based-systemic-glioma-targeted-drug-delivery-enabled-by-all-d-peptides
#19
Man Ying, Changyou Zhan, Songli Wang, Bingxin Yao, Xuefeng Hu, Xianfei Song, Mingfei Zhang, Xiaoli Wei, Yan Xiong, Weiyue Lu
As the most aggressive brain tumor, chemotherapy of malignant glioma remains to be extremely challenging in clinic. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-brain tumor barrier (BBTB) are physiological and pathological barriers preventing therapeutic drugs from reaching the glioma region. In addition, vasculogenic mimicry (VM) formed by invasive glioma cells instead of endothelial cells and angiogenesis are very common in glioma, leading to the poor prognosis and recurrence of glioma. An ideal drug delivery system for glioma chemotherapy needs to traverse the BBB and BBTB and then target VM, angiogenesis, and glioma cells...
November 9, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789023/the-evolution-of-oncology-companion-diagnostics-from-signal-transduction-to-immuno-oncology
#20
REVIEW
Nicholas C Dracopoli, Mark S Boguski
Sixteen oncology drugs have been approved with a companion diagnostic (CDx) test by the FDA. These represent only 9.6% of the 167 oncology drug approvals since 1998, the year the first CDx test for Herceptin was approved. The great majority of CDx tests are for drugs that inhibit signal transduction pathways by either inhibiting the intracellular kinase activity with a small molecule or preventing ligand-induced receptor activation with a monoclonal antibody. In most of these cases, prospective patient selection for the biomarker-positive subpopulation was initiated in or before Phase II...
January 2017: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
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