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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644777/transitional-instability-predicts-polymorphous-distress-in-emerging-adults
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Chris Segrin, Corey A Pavlich, Melissa McNelis
The primary aim of this investigation is to determine the extent to which transitional instability can predict diverse markers of distress in emerging adults. Participants were 210 emerging adults, aged 18-25 who completed measures of distress that included loneliness, stress, problem drinking, and prescription medication use. One year later, they returned to complete these same measures of distress along with a measure of significant life transitions that they encountered during the past year in such domains as education, employment, residence, and relationships...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644139/gstp1-polymorphism-predicts-treatment-outcome-and-toxicities-for-breast-cancer
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Jie Ma, Shao-Liang Zhu, Yang Liu, Xiang-Yang Huang, Dan-Ke Su
This study aimed to investigate the association of the GSTP1 gene polymorphism with the outcomes and toxicities of treatments in breast cancer. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were calculated for the association of GSTP1 polymorphism with tumour response and toxicities, and the hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% CIs were calculated for the association between GSTP1 polymorphism and overall survival (OS). The statistical analysis showed that the GSTP1 polymorphism was not associated with tumour response or OS...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642710/tacrolimus-updated-guidelines-through-poppk-modeling-how-to-benefit-more-from-cyp3a-pre-emptive-genotyping-prior-to-kidney-transplantation
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Jean-Baptiste Woillard, Michel Mourad, Michael Neely, Arnaud Capron, Ron H van Schaik, Teun van Gelder, Nuria Lloberas, Dennis A Hesselink, Pierre Marquet, Vincent Haufroid, Laure Elens
Tacrolimus (Tac) is a profoundly effective immunosuppressant that reduces the risk of rejection after solid organ transplantation. However, its use is hampered by its narrow therapeutic window along with its highly variable pharmacological (pharmacokinetic [PK] and pharmacodynamic [PD]) profile. Part of this variability is explained by genetic polymorphisms affecting the metabolic pathway. The integration of CYP3A4 and CY3A5 genotype in tacrolimus population-based PK (PopPK) modeling approaches has been proven to accurately predict the dose requirement to reach the therapeutic window...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642038/functional-characterization-of-21-allelic-variants-of-dihydropyrimidinase
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Eiji Hishinuma, Fumika Akai, Yoko Narita, Masamitsu Maekawa, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Nariyasu Mano, Akifumi Oda, Noriyasu Hirasawa, Masahiro Hiratsuka
Dihydropyrimidinase (DHP, EC 3.5.2.2), encoded by the gene DPYS, is the second enzyme in the catabolic pathway of pyrimidine and of fluoropyrimidine drugs such as 5-fluorouracil, which are commonly used in anticancer treatment; DHP catalyzes the hydrolytic ring opening of dihydrouracil and dihydro-5-fluorouracil. DPYS mutations are known to contribute to interindividual variations in the toxicity of fluoropyrimidine drugs, but the functional characterization of DHP allelic variants remains inadequate. In this study, in vitro analysis was performed on 22 allelic variants of DHP by transiently expressing wild-type DHP and 21 DHP variants in 293FT cells and characterizing their enzymatic activities by using dihydrouracil and dihydro-5-fluorouracil as substrates...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640634/structure-prediction-for-surface-induced-phases-of-organic-monolayers-overcoming-the-combinatorial-bottleneck
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Veronika Obersteiner, Michael Scherbela, Lukas Hörmann, Daniel Wegner, Oliver T Hofmann
Structure determination and prediction pose a major challenge to computational material science, demanding efficient global structure search techniques tailored to identify promising and relevant candidates. A major bottleneck is the fact that, due to the many combinatorial possibilities, there are too many possible geometries to be sampled exhaustively. Here, an innovative computational approach to overcome this problem is presented, that explores the potential energy landscape of commensurate organic/inorganic interfaces where the orientation and conformation of the molecules in the tightly packed layer is close to a favorable geometry adopted by isolated molecules on the surface...
June 22, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639733/genetic-variants-of-cell-cycle-pathway-genes-predict-disease-free-survival-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Shun Liu, Tian-Bo Yang, Yue-Li Nan, An-Hua Li, Dong-Xiang Pan, Yang Xu, Shu Li, Ting Li, Xiao-Yun Zeng, Xiao-Qiang Qiu
Disruption of the cell cycle pathway has previously been related to development of human cancers. However, associations between genetic variants of cell cycle pathway genes and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain largely unknown. In this study, we evaluated the associations between 24 potential functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of 16 main cell cycle pathway genes and disease-free survival (DFS) of 271 HCC patients who had undergone radical surgery resection. We identified two SNPs, i...
June 22, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639468/cyp2d6-and-cyp2c19-genotyping-in-psychiatric-patients-on-psychotropic-medication-in-the-former-dutch-antilles
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Anne B Koopmans, David J Vinkers, Petra Ja Gelan, Hans W Hoek, Peter N van Harten
AIM: This study was aimed to asses the prevalence of CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 polymorphisms in psychiatric patients and in volunteers from Dutch caribbean origin. METHODS: In total, 435 individuals were genotyped for CYP2D6 and CYP2C19. Of these, 269 were psychiatric patients on psychotropic medication, living in Curaçao and 166 were volunteers from the Dutch Caribbean population. RESULTS: No differences in prevalence of alleles were found. CONCLUSION: Although prevalence of alleles appeared to be very different from African and Caucasian populations, the distribution into predicted phenotypes shows an equal distribution as in Caucasians...
June 22, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638342/warfarin-anticoagulation-therapy-in-caribbean-hispanics-of-puerto-rico-a-candidate-gene-association-study
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Karla Claudio-Campos, Aurora Labastida, Alga Ramos, Andrea Gaedigk, Jessicca Renta-Torres, Dariana Padilla, Giselle Rivera-Miranda, Stuart A Scott, Gualberto Ruaño, Carmen L Cadilla, Jorge Duconge-Soler
Existing algorithms account for ~50% of observed variance in warfarin dose requirements after including common polymorphisms. However, they do not perform as well in populations other than Caucasians, in part because some ethno-specific genetic variants are overlooked. The objective of the present study was to identify genetic polymorphisms that can explain variability in warfarin dose requirements among Caribbean Hispanics of Puerto Rico. Next-Generation Sequencing of candidate genes CYP2C9 and VKORC1 and genotyping by DMET® Plus Assay of cardiovascular patients were performed...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638311/a-variant-in-runx3-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-koreans
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Sung-Min Cho, Seung-Hyun Jung, Yeun-Jun Chung
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic autoinflammatory disease that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints. Regarding its etiology, although HLA-B27 is known to be the strongest genetic factor of AS, much evidence suggests the potential contribution of non-MHC genes to the susceptibility to AS. Most of these non-MHC genes have been discovered in non-Asian populations; however, just some of them have been validated in Koreans. In this study, we aimed to identify additional AS-associated single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) candidates by replicating the candidate SNPs in Korean AS patients and healthy controls...
June 2017: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638276/gastric-juice-based-real-time-pcr-for-tailored-helicobacter-pylori-treatment-a-practical-approach
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Xianhui Peng, Zhiqiang Song, Lihua He, Sanren Lin, Yanan Gong, Lu Sun, Fei Zhao, Yixin Gu, Yuanhai You, Liya Zhou, Jianzhong Zhang
A gastric juice-based real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was established to identify Helicobacter pylori infection, clarithromycin susceptibility and human CYP2C19 genotypes and to guide the choice of proton pump inhibitor (PPI), clarithromycin and amoxicillin treatment for tailored H. pylori eradication therapy. From January 2013 to November 2014, 178 consecutive dyspeptic patients were enrolled for collection of gastric biopsy samples and gastric juice by endoscopy at the Peking University Third Hospital; 105 and 73 H...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638221/prevalence-of-ifnl3-rs4803217-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-clinical-course-of-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Bogna Świątek-Kościelna, Ewelina Kałużna, Ewa Strauss, Jerzy Nowak, Iwona Bereszyńska, Ewelina Gowin, Jacek Wysocki, Jolanta Rembowska, Dominika Barcińska, Iwona Mozer-Lisewska, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska
AIM: To evaluate the association of IFNL3 (IL28B) SNP rs4803217 with severity of disease and treatment outcome in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS: The study enrolled 196 CHC Polish patients (82 women and 114 men in age 20-64) infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1. They were treatment naïve and qualified to pegylated interferon alpha (PEG-IFN-α) and ribavirin (RBV) therapy. The analyzed baseline parameters included: degree of inflammation, stage of fibrosis, viral load as well as alanine aminotransferase (ALT), asparagine aminotransferase (AST) and total bilirubin (TBIL)...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637626/chromosome-4q25-variants-and-recurrence-after-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Shinsuke Miyazaki, Yusuke Ebana, Lian Liu, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Hachiya, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Takamitsu Takagi, Takatsugu Kajiyama, Tomonori Watanabe, Miyako Igarashi, Shigeki Kusa, Takashi Niida, Yoshito Iesaka, Tetsushi Furukawa
BACKGROUND: Chromosome 4q25 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation, however the underlying mechanism is unknown. Pulmonary vein (PV) reconnections are common post-radiofrequency ablation. We explored the pre-procedural parameters, including AF susceptibility SNPs, predicting the response to PV isolation (PVI) using second-generation cryoballoons. METHODS: One hundred fifty-seven paroxysmal AF patients undergoing PVI using second-generation cryoballoons and genetic testing were enrolled...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637434/examination-of-multiple-ugt1a-and-dpyd-polymorphisms-has-limited-ability-to-predict-the-toxicity-and-efficacy-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-treated-with-irinotecan-based-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-analysis
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Dan Liu, Jian Li, Jing Gao, Yanyan Li, Rui Yang, Lin Shen
BACKGROUND: To evaluate a new UGT1A and DPYD polymorphism panel to better predict irinotecan-induced toxicity and the clinical response in Chinese patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). METHODS: The genotypes of UGT1A (UGT1A1*6, UGT1A1*27, UGT1A1*28, UGT1A7*2, UGT1A7*3, UGT1A7*4 and UGT1A9*22) and DPYD (DPYD*5, DPYD c.1896 T > C, and DPYD*2A) were examined by direct sequencing in 661 mCRC patients receiving irinotecan-based chemotherapy. The influences of UGT1A and DPYD polymorphisms on severe irinotecan-induced toxicities and clinical outcomes were assessed...
June 20, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636552/meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-three-microrna-polymorphisms-and-breast-cancer-susceptibility
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Kun Mu, Zi-Zheng Wu, Jin-Pu Yu, Wei Guo, Nan Wu, Li-Juan Wei, Huan Zhang, Jing Zhao, Jun-Tian Liu
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in three microRNAs (miRNAs), rs2910164 in miR-146a, rs11614913 in miR-196a2, and rs3746444 in miR-499, have been associated with breast cancer (BC) susceptibility, but the evidence is conflicting. To obtain a more robust assessment of the association between these miRNA variants and BC risk, we carried out a meta-analysis through systematic literature retrieval from the PubMed and Embase databases. A total of 9 case-control studies on rs2910164, 12 on rs11614913, and 7 on rs3746444 were included...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633917/polymorphic-variants-of-caspase-genes-8-3-in-the-risk-prediction-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Kishore Kumar Gundapaneni, Nivas Shyamala, Rajesh Kumar Galimudi, Keerthi Kupsal, Srilatha Reddy Gantala, Chiranjeevi Padala, Padma Gunda, Mohini Aiyengar Tupurani, Kaushik Puranam, Sanjib Kumar Sahu, Surekha Rani Hanumanth
Apoptosis has been involved in a number of pathological conditions including coronary artery disease (CAD). Caspases (CASP) are important regulators and executioners in both extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways and play a crucial role in the development and progression of CAD. The aim of the present study is to examine the role of Caspase 8 and 3 polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of CAD. 300 CAD patients and 300 healthy controls were genotyped for polymorphisms in CASP8 (-652 6N del/ins, IVS12-19G>A), CASP3 (rs4647601;G>T) by PCR-RFLP...
June 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630501/ifn-%C3%AE-4-potently-blocks-ifn-%C3%AE-signalling-by-isg15-and-usp18-in-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Pil Soo Sung, Seon-Hui Hong, Jae-Hee Chung, Sojeong Kim, Su-Hyung Park, Ho Min Kim, Seung Kew Yoon, Eui-Cheol Shin
Genetic polymorphisms in IFNL4 have been shown to predict responses to IFN-α-based therapy in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. The IFNL4-ΔG genotype, which encodes functional IFN-λ4 protein, is associated with a poor treatment response. In the present study, we investigated the induction and biological effects of IFN-λ4 in HCV-infected hepatocytes and their association with responsiveness to IFN-α. We also studied the effects of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment on IFN-λ4 expression and IFN-α responsiveness...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629590/bulky-dna-adducts-tobacco-smoking-genetic-susceptibility-and-lung-cancer-risk
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Armelle Munnia, Roger W Giese, Simone Polvani, Andrea Galli, Filippo Cellai, Marco E M Peluso
The generation of bulky DNA adducts consists of conjugates formed between large reactive electrophiles and DNA-binding sites. The term "bulky DNA adducts" comes from early experiments that employed a (32)P-DNA postlabeling approach. This technique has long been used to elucidate the association between adducts and carcinogen exposure in tobacco smoke studies and assess the predictive value of adducts in cancer risk. Molecular data showed increased DNA adducts in respiratory tracts of smokers vs nonsmokers. Experimental studies and meta-analysis demonstrated that the relationship between adducts and carcinogens was linear at low doses, but reached steady state at high exposure, possibly due to metabolic and DNA repair pathway saturation and increased apoptosis...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629449/delineating-the-genetic-heterogeneity-of-oca-in-hungarian-patients
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Beáta Fábos, Katalin Farkas, Lola Tóth, Adrienn Sulák, Kornélia Tripolszki, Mariann Tihanyi, Réka Németh, Krisztina Vas, Zsanett Csoma, Lajos Kemény, Márta Széll, Nikoletta Nagy
BACKGROUND: Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a clinically and genetically heterogenic group of pigmentation abnormalities characterized by variable hair, skin, and ocular hypopigmentation. Six known genes and a locus on human chromosome 4q24 have been implicated in the etiology of isolated OCA forms (OCA 1-7). METHODS: The most frequent OCA types among Caucasians are OCA1, OCA2, and OCA4. We aimed to investigate genes responsible for the development of these OCA forms in Hungarian OCA patients (n = 13)...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629322/construction-of-high-density-genetic-map-and-qtl-mapping-of-yield-related-and-two-quality-traits-in-soybean-rils-population-by-rad-sequencing
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Nianxi Liu, Mu Li, Xiangbao Hu, Qibin Ma, Yinghui Mu, Zhiyuan Tan, Qiuju Xia, Gengyun Zhang, Hai Nian
BACKGROUND: One of the overarching goals of soybean breeding is to develop lines that combine increased yield with improved quality characteristics. High-density-marker QTL mapping can serve as an effective strategy to identify novel genomic information to facilitate crop improvement. In this study, we genotyped a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population (Zhonghuang 24 × Huaxia 3) using a restriction-site associated DNA sequencing (RAD-seq) approach. A high-density soybean genetic map was constructed and used to identify several QTLs that were shown to influence six yield-related and two quality traits...
June 19, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628859/structural-and-functional-effects-of-nucleotide-variation-on-the-human-tb-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-arylamine-n-acetyltransferase-1
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Ruben Cloete, Wisdom A Akurugu, Cedric J Werely, Paul D van Helden, Alan Christoffels
The human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1) enzyme plays a vital role in determining the duration of action of amine-containing drugs such as para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) by influencing the balance between detoxification and metabolic activation of these drugs. Recently, four novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified within a South African mixed ancestry population. Modeling the effects of these SNPs within the structural protein was done to assess possible structure and function changes in the enzyme...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
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