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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777143/assessing-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-solid-tumors-a-practical-review-for-pathologists-and-proposal-for-a-standardized-method-from-the-international-immuno-oncology-biomarkers-working-group-part-2-tils-in-melanoma-gastrointestinal-tract-carcinomas-non
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Shona Hendry, Roberto Salgado, Thomas Gevaert, Prudence A Russell, Tom John, Bibhusal Thapa, Michael Christie, Koen van de Vijver, M V Estrada, Paula I Gonzalez-Ericsson, Melinda Sanders, Benjamin Solomon, Cinzia Solinas, Gert G G M Van den Eynden, Yves Allory, Matthias Preusser, Johannes Hainfellner, Giancarlo Pruneri, Andrea Vingiani, Sandra Demaria, Fraser Symmans, Paolo Nuciforo, Laura Comerma, E A Thompson, Sunil Lakhani, Seong-Rim Kim, Stuart Schnitt, Cecile Colpaert, Christos Sotiriou, Stefan J Scherer, Michail Ignatiadis, Sunil Badve, Robert H Pierce, Giuseppe Viale, Nicolas Sirtaine, Frederique Penault-Llorca, Tomohagu Sugie, Susan Fineberg, Soonmyung Paik, Ashok Srinivasan, Andrea Richardson, Yihong Wang, Ewa Chmielik, Jane Brock, Douglas B Johnson, Justin Balko, Stephan Wienert, Veerle Bossuyt, Stefan Michiels, Nils Ternes, Nicole Burchardi, Stephen J Luen, Peter Savas, Frederick Klauschen, Peter H Watson, Brad H Nelson, Carmen Criscitiello, Sandra O'Toole, Denis Larsimont, Roland de Wind, Giuseppe Curigliano, Fabrice André, Magali Lacroix-Triki, Mark van de Vijver, Federico Rojo, Giuseppe Floris, Shahinaz Bedri, Joseph Sparano, David Rimm, Torsten Nielsen, Zuzana Kos, Stephen Hewitt, Baljit Singh, Gelareh Farshid, Sibylle Loibl, Kimberly H Allison, Nadine Tung, Sylvia Adams, Karen Willard-Gallo, Hugo M Horlings, Leena Gandhi, Andre Moreira, Fred Hirsch, Maria V Dieci, Maria Urbanowicz, Iva Brcic, Konstanty Korski, Fabien Gaire, Hartmut Koeppen, Amy Lo, Jennifer Giltnane, Marlon C Rebelatto, Keith E Steele, Jiping Zha, Kenneth Emancipator, Jonathan W Juco, Carsten Denkert, Jorge Reis-Filho, Sherene Loi, Stephen B Fox
Assessment of the immune response to tumors is growing in importance as the prognostic implications of this response are increasingly recognized, and as immunotherapies are evaluated and implemented in different tumor types. However, many different approaches can be used to assess and describe the immune response, which limits efforts at implementation as a routine clinical biomarker. In part 1 of this review, we have proposed a standardized methodology to assess tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in solid tumors, based on the International Immuno-Oncology Biomarkers Working Group guidelines for invasive breast carcinoma...
August 2, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777142/assessing-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-solid-tumors-a-practical-review-for-pathologists-and-proposal-for-a-standardized-method-from-the-international-immunooncology-biomarkers-working-group-part-1-assessing-the-host-immune-response-tils-in-invasive-breast
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Shona Hendry, Roberto Salgado, Thomas Gevaert, Prudence A Russell, Tom John, Bibhusal Thapa, Michael Christie, Koen van de Vijver, M V Estrada, Paula I Gonzalez-Ericsson, Melinda Sanders, Benjamin Solomon, Cinzia Solinas, Gert G G M Van den Eynden, Yves Allory, Matthias Preusser, Johannes Hainfellner, Giancarlo Pruneri, Andrea Vingiani, Sandra Demaria, Fraser Symmans, Paolo Nuciforo, Laura Comerma, E A Thompson, Sunil Lakhani, Seong-Rim Kim, Stuart Schnitt, Cecile Colpaert, Christos Sotiriou, Stefan J Scherer, Michail Ignatiadis, Sunil Badve, Robert H Pierce, Giuseppe Viale, Nicolas Sirtaine, Frederique Penault-Llorca, Tomohagu Sugie, Susan Fineberg, Soonmyung Paik, Ashok Srinivasan, Andrea Richardson, Yihong Wang, Ewa Chmielik, Jane Brock, Douglas B Johnson, Justin Balko, Stephan Wienert, Veerle Bossuyt, Stefan Michiels, Nils Ternes, Nicole Burchardi, Stephen J Luen, Peter Savas, Frederick Klauschen, Peter H Watson, Brad H Nelson, Carmen Criscitiello, Sandra O'Toole, Denis Larsimont, Roland de Wind, Giuseppe Curigliano, Fabrice André, Magali Lacroix-Triki, Mark van de Vijver, Federico Rojo, Giuseppe Floris, Shahinaz Bedri, Joseph Sparano, David Rimm, Torsten Nielsen, Zuzana Kos, Stephen Hewitt, Baljit Singh, Gelareh Farshid, Sibylle Loibl, Kimberly H Allison, Nadine Tung, Sylvia Adams, Karen Willard-Gallo, Hugo M Horlings, Leena Gandhi, Andre Moreira, Fred Hirsch, Maria V Dieci, Maria Urbanowicz, Iva Brcic, Konstanty Korski, Fabien Gaire, Hartmut Koeppen, Amy Lo, Jennifer Giltnane, Marlon C Rebelatto, Keith E Steele, Jiping Zha, Kenneth Emancipator, Jonathan W Juco, Carsten Denkert, Jorge Reis-Filho, Sherene Loi, Stephen B Fox
Assessment of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in histopathologic specimens can provide important prognostic information in diverse solid tumor types, and may also be of value in predicting response to treatments. However, implementation as a routine clinical biomarker has not yet been achieved. As successful use of immune checkpoint inhibitors and other forms of immunotherapy become a clinical reality, the need for widely applicable, accessible, and reliable immunooncology biomarkers is clear. In part 1 of this review we briefly discuss the host immune response to tumors and different approaches to TIL assessment...
September 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770842/persistent-anthrax-as-a-major-driver-of-wildlife-mortality-in-a-tropical-rainforest
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Constanze Hoffmann, Fee Zimmermann, Roman Biek, Hjalmar Kuehl, Kathrin Nowak, Roger Mundry, Anthony Agbor, Samuel Angedakin, Mimi Arandjelovic, Anja Blankenburg, Gregory Brazolla, Katherine Corogenes, Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann, Tobias Deschner, Paula Dieguez, Karsten Dierks, Ariane Düx, Susann Dupke, Henk Eshuis, Pierre Formenty, Yisa Ginath Yuh, Annemarie Goedmakers, Jan F Gogarten, Anne-Céline Granjon, Scott McGraw, Roland Grunow, John Hart, Sorrel Jones, Jessica Junker, John Kiang, Kevin Langergraber, Juan Lapuente, Kevin Lee, Siv Aina Leendertz, Floraine Léguillon, Vera Leinert, Therese Löhrich, Sergio Marrocoli, Kerstin Mätz-Rensing, Amelia Meier, Kevin Merkel, Sonja Metzger, Mizuki Murai, Svenja Niedorf, Hélène De Nys, Andreas Sachse, Joost van Schijndel, Ulla Thiesen, Els Ton, Doris Wu, Lothar H Wieler, Christophe Boesch, Silke R Klee, Roman M Wittig, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Fabian H Leendertz
Anthrax is a globally important animal disease and zoonosis. Despite this, our current knowledge of anthrax ecology is largely limited to arid ecosystems, where outbreaks are most commonly reported. Here we show that the dynamics of an anthrax-causing agent, Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis, in a tropical rainforest have severe consequences for local wildlife communities. Using data and samples collected over three decades, we show that rainforest anthrax is a persistent and widespread cause of death for a broad range of mammalian hosts...
August 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753700/a-new-composite-measure-of-colonoscopy-the-performance-indicator-of-colonic-intubation-pici
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Roland M Valori, Sarah Damery, Daniel R Gavin, John T Anderson, Mark T Donnelly, J Graham Williams, Edwin T Swarbrick
Background and study aim Cecal intubation rate (CIR) is an established performance indicator of colonoscopy. In some patients, cecal intubation with acceptable tolerance is only achieved with additional sedation. This study proposes a composite Performance Indicator of Colonic Intubation (PICI), which combines CIR, comfort, and sedation. Methods Data from 20 085 colonoscopies reported in the 2011 UK national audit were analyzed. PICI was defined as the percentage of procedures achieving cecal intubation with median dose (2 mg) of midazolam or less, and nurse-assessed comfort score of 1 - 3/5...
July 28, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753696/colorectal-endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-using-a-novel-flat-base-over-the-scope-clip-a-prospective-study
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Yara Backes, Wouter F W Kappelle, Luuk Berk, Arjun D Koch, John N Groen, Wouter H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, Matthijs P Schwartz, Marjon Kerkhof, Peter D Siersema, Roland Schröder, T G Tan, Miangela M Lacle, Frank P Vleggaar, Leon M G Moons
Background and study aims We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of a new, flat-based over-the-scope clip (Padlock Clip) for colorectal endoscopic full-thickness resection (eFTR). Patients and methods We prospectively included 26 patients with lesions < 20 mm. Indications for eFTR were re-resection of the scar of a low risk malignant polyp (n = 11), recurrent adenoma in a non-lifting scar (n = 10), non-lifting polyp (n = 4), and an adenoma located in a diverticulum (n = 1)...
July 28, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750701/accuracy-of-cuff-measured-blood-pressure-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
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Dean S Picone, Martin G Schultz, Petr Otahal, Svend Aakhus, Ahmed M Al-Jumaily, J Andrew Black, Willem J Bos, John B Chambers, Chen-Huan Chen, Hao-Min Cheng, Antoine Cremer, Justin E Davies, Nathan Dwyer, Brian A Gould, Alun D Hughes, Peter S Lacy, Esben Laugesen, Fuyou Liang, Roman Melamed, Sandy Muecke, Nobuyuki Ohte, Sho Okada, Stefano Omboni, Christian Ott, Xiaoqing Peng, Telmo Pereira, Giacomo Pucci, Ronak Rajani, Philip Roberts-Thomson, Niklas B Rossen, Daisuke Sueta, Manish D Sinha, Roland E Schmieder, Harold Smulyan, Velandai K Srikanth, Ralph Stewart, George A Stouffer, Kenji Takazawa, Jiguang Wang, Berend E Westerhof, Franz Weber, Thomas Weber, Bryan Williams, Hirotsugu Yamada, Eiichiro Yamamoto, James E Sharman
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is the single greatest cardiovascular risk factor worldwide. HTN management is usually guided by brachial cuff blood pressure (BP), but questions have been raised regarding accuracy. OBJECTIVES: This comprehensive analysis determined the accuracy of cuff BP and the consequent effect on BP classification compared with intra-arterial BP reference standards. METHODS: Three individual participant data meta-analyses were conducted among studies (from the 1950s to 2016) that measured intra-arterial aortic BP, intra-arterial brachial BP, and cuff BP...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747780/novel-strategies-to-mimic-transmembrane-tumor-necrosis-factor-dependent-activation-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-2
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Roman Fischer, Jessica Marsal, Cristiano Guttà, Stephan A Eisler, Nathalie Peters, John R Bethea, Klaus Pfizenmaier, Roland E Kontermann
Tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2) is known to mediate immune suppression and tissue regeneration. Interestingly, the transmembrane form of tumor necrosis factor (tmTNF) is necessary to robustly activate TNFR2. To characterize the stoichiometry and composition of tmTNF during TNFR2 activation, we constructed differently oligomerized single chain TNF ligands (scTNF) comprised of three TNF homology domain (THD) protomers that mimic tmTNF. Using a variety of cellular and in vivo assays, we can show that higher oligomerization of the scTNF trimers results in more efficient TNF/TNFR2 clustering and subsequent signal transduction...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728688/transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic%C3%A2-valve%C3%A2-replacement-propensity-matched-comparison
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J Matthew Brennan, Laine Thomas, David J Cohen, David Shahian, Alice Wang, Michael J Mack, David R Holmes, Fred H Edwards, Naftali Z Frankel, Suzanne J Baron, John Carroll, Vinod Thourani, E Murat Tuzcu, Suzanne V Arnold, Roberta Cohn, Todd Maser, Brenda Schawe, Susan Strong, Allen Stickfort, Elizabeth Patrick-Lake, Felicia L Graham, Dadi Dai, Fan Li, Roland A Matsouaka, Sean O'Brien, Fan Li, Michael J Pencina, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Randomized trials support the use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for the treatment of aortic stenosis in high- and intermediate-risk patients, but the generalizability of those results in clinical practice has been challenged. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the safety and effectiveness of TAVR versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), particularly in intermediate- and high-risk patients, in a nationally representative real-world cohort...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724989/impact-of-interfacial-molecular-orientation-on-radiative-recombination-and-charge-generation-efficiency
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Niva A Ran, Steffen Roland, John A Love, Victoria Savikhin, Christopher J Takacs, Yao-Tsung Fu, Hong Li, Veaceslav Coropceanu, Xiaofeng Liu, Jean-Luc Brédas, Guillermo C Bazan, Michael F Toney, Dieter Neher, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen
A long standing question in organic electronics concerns the effects of molecular orientation at donor/acceptor heterojunctions. Given a well-controlled donor/acceptor bilayer system, we uncover the genuine effects of molecular orientation on charge generation and recombination. These effects are studied through the point of view of photovoltaics-however, the results have important implications on the operation of all optoelectronic devices with donor/acceptor interfaces, such as light emitting diodes and photodetectors...
July 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720766/predicting-susceptibility-to-tuberculosis-based-on-gene-expression-profiling-in-dendritic-cells
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John D Blischak, Ludovic Tailleux, Marsha Myrthil, Cécile Charlois, Emmanuel Bergot, Aurélien Dinh, Gloria Morizot, Olivia Chény, Cassandre Von Platen, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Roland Brosch, Luis B Barreiro, Yoav Gilad
Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly infectious disease, which kills millions of people every year. The causative pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), is estimated to have infected up to a third of the world's population; however, only approximately 10% of infected healthy individuals progress to active TB. Despite evidence for heritability, it is not currently possible to predict who may develop TB. To explore approaches to classify susceptibility to TB, we infected with MTB dendritic cells (DCs) from putatively resistant individuals diagnosed with latent TB, and from susceptible individuals that had recovered from active TB...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699637/the-entangled-triplet-pair-state-in-acene-and-heteroacene-materials
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Chaw Keong Yong, Andrew J Musser, Sam L Bayliss, Steven Lukman, Hiroyuki Tamura, Olga Bubnova, Rawad K Hallani, Aurélie Meneau, Roland Resel, Munetaka Maruyama, Shu Hotta, Laura M Herz, David Beljonne, John E Anthony, Jenny Clark, Henning Sirringhaus
Entanglement of states is one of the most surprising and counter-intuitive consequences of quantum mechanics, with potent applications in cryptography and computing. In organic materials, one particularly significant manifestation is the spin-entangled triplet-pair state, which mediates the spin-conserving fission of one spin-0 singlet exciton into two spin-1 triplet excitons. Despite long theoretical and experimental exploration, the nature of the triplet-pair state and inter-triplet interactions have proved elusive...
July 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692793/rare-x-chromosome-abnormalities-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Rohan Sharma, Valerie M Harris, Joshua Cavett, Biji T Kurien, Ke Liu, Kristi A Koelsch, Anum Fayaaz, Kaustubh S Chaudhari, Lida Radfar, David Lewis, Donald U Stone, C Erick Kaufman, Shibo Li, Barbara Segal, Daniel J Wallace, Michael H Weisman, Swamy Venuturupalli, Jennifer A Kelly, Bernardo Pons-Estel, Roland Jonsson, Xianglan Lu, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Deborah S Cunninghame-Graham, Andrew J W Huang, Michael T Brennan, Pamela Hughes, Ilias Alevizos, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Edward C Keystone, Vivian P Bykerk, Gideon Hirschfield, Gang Xie, Gunnel Nordmark, Sara Magnusson Bucher, Per Eriksson, Roald Omdal, Nelson L Rhodus, Maureen Rischmueller, Michael Rohrer, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Torsten Witte, Marta Alarcon-Riquelme, Xavier Mariette, Christopher J Lessard, John B Harley, Wan-Fai Ng, Astrid Rasmussen, Kathy L Sivils, R Hal Scofield
BACKGROUND: Sjögren's syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are related by clinical and serological manifestations as well as genetic risks. Both diseases are more commonly found in women compared to men at a ratio of about 10 to 1. Common X chromosome aneuploidies, 47,XXY and 47,XXX, are enriched among men and women, respectively, in either disease suggesting a dose effect on the X chromosome. METHODS: We examined cohorts of Sjögren's syndrome or SLE patients with intensity plots of X chromosome single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) alleles along with karyotype of selected subjects...
July 10, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692395/a-practitioner-driven-research-agenda-for-syndromic-surveillance
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Richard S Hopkins, Catherine C Tong, Howard S Burkom, Judy E Akkina, John Berezowski, Mika Shigematsu, Patrick D Finley, Ian Painter, Roland Gamache, Victor J Del Rio Vilas, Laura C Streichert
Syndromic surveillance has expanded since 2001 in both scope and geographic reach and has benefited from research studies adapted from numerous disciplines. The practice of syndromic surveillance continues to evolve rapidly. The International Society for Disease Surveillance solicited input from its global surveillance network on key research questions, with the goal of improving syndromic surveillance practice. A workgroup of syndromic surveillance subject matter experts was convened from February to June 2016 to review and categorize the proposed topics...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662805/procedural-experience-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-relation%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-outcomes-the-sts-acc-tvt-registry
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MULTICENTER STUDY
John D Carroll, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Dadi Dai, Roland Matsouaka, Eugene Blackstone, Fred Edwards, Frederick A Masoudi, Michael Mack, Eric D Peterson, David Holmes, John S Rumsfeld, E Murat Tuzcu, Frederick Grover
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been introduced into U.S. clinical practice with efforts to optimize outcomes and minimize the learning curve. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to assess the degree to which increasing experience during the introduction of this procedure, separated from other outcome determinants including patient and procedural characteristics, is associated with outcomes. METHODS: The authors evaluated the association of hospital TAVR volume and patient outcomes for TAVR by using data from 42,988 commercial procedures conducted at 395 hospitals submitting to the Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry from 2011 through 2015...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657972/expertise-no-longer-a-sine-qua-non-for-guideline-authors
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Franz H Messerli, Louis Hofstetter, Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Michel Burnier, William J Elliott, Stanley S Franklin, Tomasz Grodzicki, Kazuomi Kario, Sverre E Kjeldsen, John B Kostis, Stephane Laurent, Frans H Leenen, Per Lund-Johansen, Giuseppe Mancia, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Vasilios Papademetriou, Gianfranco Parati, Neil Poulter, Josep Redon, Stefano F Rimoldi, Luis M Ruilope, Ernesto L Schiffrin, Roland E Schmieder, Allan B Schwartz, Peter Sever, James R Sowers, Jan A Staessen, Jiguang Wang, Michael Weber, Bryan Williams, Peter W de Leeuw
: Several sets of guidelines have been published recently and more are in the works. The very recent American College of Physicians/American Academy of Family Practitioners guidelines were put together by a set of authors and consultants without any expertise in the topic under discussion, that is, hypertension. Although we are not maintaining that all guidelines should be written exclusively by experts, complete lack of expertise among guideline authors is not acceptable.
August 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653132/food-insecurity-and-aging-outcomes-in-older-adults-living-with-hiv
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Nancy A Hessol, Roland Zepf, Elizabeth Zobell, Sheri D Weiser, Malcolm D John
Little is known about food insecurity and its association with geriatric outcomes in older people living with HIV (PLWH). This was a cross-sectional study of 230 HIV-infected patients aged 50 and older recruited in December 2012 through June 2016. Poisson logistic regression models estimated the prevalence ratio (PR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association between food insecurity and the following geriatric outcomes: frailty, physical health and function, social support, mental health and cognition, and behavioral health...
June 26, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652465/expertise-no-longer-a-sine-qua-non-for-guideline-authors
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EDITORIAL
Franz H Messerli, Louis Hofstetter, Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Michel Burnier, William J Elliott, Stanley S Franklin, Tomasz Grodzicki, Kazuomi Kario, Sverre E Kjeldsen, John B Kostis, Stephane Laurent, Frans H Leenen, Per Lund-Johansen, Giuseppe Mancia, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Vasilios Papademetriou, Gianfranco Parati, Neil Poulter, Josep Redon, Stefano F Rimoldi, Luis M Ruilope, Ernesto L Schiffrin, Roland E Schmieder, Allan B Schwartz, Peter Sever, James R Sowers, Jan A Staessen, Jiguang Wang, Michael Weber, Bryan Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640813/identification-of-a-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-susceptibility-locus-at-oas1-that-influences-isoform-switching-protein-expression-and-responsiveness-to-type-i-interferons
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He Li, Tove Ragna Reksten, John A Ice, Jennifer A Kelly, Indra Adrianto, Astrid Rasmussen, Shaofeng Wang, Bo He, Kiely M Grundahl, Stuart B Glenn, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Simon Bowman, Sue Lester, Per Eriksson, Maija-Leena Eloranta, Johan G Brun, Lasse G Gøransson, Erna Harboe, Joel M Guthridge, Kenneth M Kaufman, Marika Kvarnström, Deborah S Cunninghame Graham, Ketan Patel, Adam J Adler, A Darise Farris, Michael T Brennan, James Chodosh, Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, Michael H Weisman, Swamy Venuturupalli, Daniel J Wallace, Kimberly S Hefner, Glen D Houston, Andrew J W Huang, Pamela J Hughes, David M Lewis, Lida Radfar, Evan S Vista, Contessa E Edgar, Michael D Rohrer, Donald U Stone, Timothy J Vyse, John B Harley, Patrick M Gaffney, Judith A James, Sean Turner, Ilias Alevizos, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Nelson L Rhodus, Barbara M Segal, Courtney G Montgomery, R Hal Scofield, Susan Kovats, Xavier Mariette, Lars Rönnblom, Torsten Witte, Maureen Rischmueller, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Roald Omdal, Roland Jonsson, Wan-Fai Ng, Gunnel Nordmark, Christopher J Lessard, Kathy L Sivils
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a common, autoimmune exocrinopathy distinguished by keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia. Patients frequently develop serious complications including lymphoma, pulmonary dysfunction, neuropathy, vasculitis, and debilitating fatigue. Dysregulation of type I interferon (IFN) pathway is a prominent feature of SS and is correlated with increased autoantibody titers and disease severity. To identify genetic determinants of IFN pathway dysregulation in SS, we performed cis-expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses focusing on differentially expressed type I IFN-inducible transcripts identified through a transcriptome profiling study...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634106/biology-evolution-and-medical-importance-of-polyomaviruses-an-update
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REVIEW
Ugo Moens, Andi Krumbholz, Bernhard Ehlers, Roland Zell, Reimar Johne, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Chris Lauber
The family Polyomaviridae encompasses non-enveloped viruses with a circular dsDNA genome that is typically approximately 5000bp in length. Originally isolated from mammals, polyomavirus sequences have now been detected in invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds, although it remains to be determined whether all these animals are genuine hosts. The genomes of all polyomaviruses encode at least two regulatory proteins (large and small tumour antigen) and two structural proteins (capsid proteins VP1 and VP2) whose functions have been defined...
June 17, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630682/overexpressed-prame-is-a-potential-immunotherapy-target-in-sarcoma-subtypes
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Jason Roszik, Wei-Lien Wang, John A Livingston, Christina L Roland, Vinod Ravi, Cassian Yee, Patrick Hwu, Andrew Futreal, Alexander J Lazar, Shreyaskumar R Patel, Anthony P Conley
BACKGROUND: PRAME (preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma), a member of the cancer-testis antigen family, has been shown to have increased expression in solid tumors, including sarcoma, and PRAME-specific therapies are currently in development for other cancers such as melanoma. METHODS: To map the landscape of PRAME expression in sarcoma, we used publicly available data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE) projects and determined which sarcoma subtypes and subsets are associated with increased PRAME expression...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
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