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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202527/-18f-2s-4r-4-fluoroglutamine-pet-detects-glutamine-pool-size-changes-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-response-to-glutaminase-inhibition
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Rong Zhou, Austin R Pantel, Shihong Li, Brian P Lieberman, Karl Ploessl, Hoon Choi, Eric Blankemeyer, Hsiaoju Lee, Hank Kung, Robert H Mach, David Mankoff
Glutaminolysis is a metabolic pathway adapted by many aggressive cancers, including triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC), to utilize glutamine for survival and growth. In this study, we examined the utility of [18F](2S,4R)4-fluoroglutamine ([18F]4F-Gln) PET to measure tumor cellular glutamine pool size, whose change might reveal the pharmacodynamic (PD) effect of drugs targeting this cancer-specific metabolic pathway. High glutaminase (GLS) activity in TNBC tumors resulted in low cellular glutamine pool size assayed via high-resolution 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194841/impaired-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-insights-from-the-relax-trial
#2
Adam D DeVore, Steven McNulty, Fawaz Alenezi, Mads Ersboll, Justin M Vader, Jae K Oh, Grace Lin, Margaret M Redfield, Gregory Lewis, Marc J Semigran, Kevin J Anstrom, Adrian F Hernandez, Eric J Velazquez
BACKGROUND: While abnormal left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) has been described in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), its prevalence and clinical significance are poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients enrolled in the RELAX trial of sildenafil in HFpEF (LV ejection fraction ≥50%) in whom two-dimensional, speckle-tracking LV GLS was possible (n = 187) were analysed. The distribution of LV GLS and its associations with clinical characteristics, LV structure and function, biomarkers, exercise capacity and quality of life were assessed...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194472/right-ventricular-strain-as-predictor-of-pulmonary-complications-in-patients-with-femur-fracture
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Hyun-Jin Kim, Hyung-Bok Park, Yongsung Suh, Hyun-Sun Kim, Yoon-Hyeong Cho, Tae-Young Choi, Eui-Seok Hwang, Deok-Kyu Cho
BACKGROUND: Following femur fracture, medullary fat enters the systemic circulation and altered pulmonary haemodynamics may contribute to pulmonary complications. This study evaluated the association between right ventricular (RV) function and pulmonary complications in patients with femur fracture. METHODS: Patients with a femur fracture who had undergone pre-operative echocardiography that included RV peak global longitudinal strain (RV GLS) were evaluated retrospectively between March 2015 and February 2016...
February 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191665/apical-left-ventricular-myocardial-dysfunction-is-an-early-feature-of-cardiac-involvement-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
#4
Rodrigue Garcia, Quentin Labarre, Bruno Degand, Pierre Ingrand, François Le Gal, Benjamin Bonnet, Anne Delaubier, Claire Guillou, Barnabas Gellen, Damien Coisne, Claire Bouleti, Luc Christiaens
INTRODUCTION: Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is a major prognostic determinant in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). Therefore, markers of early-stage LV impairment may be useful. The aim of this study was to evaluate 2D echocardiographic LV strain in a cohort of DM1 patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and to compare the results with matched controls. METHODS: This prospective single-center study included 33 consecutive DM1 patients between February 2014 and February 2015...
February 13, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185312/reproducibility-and-experience-dependence-of-echocardiographic-indices-of-left-ventricular-function-side-by-side-comparison-of-global-longitudinal-strain-and-ejection-fraction
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Diego Medvedofsky, Kalie Kebed, Luke Laffin, Jeremy Stone, Karima Addetia, Roberto M Lang, Victor Mor-Avi
BACKGROUND: Although left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) and global longitudinal strain (GLS) are recommended by the current echocardiographic chamber quantification guidelines, these measurements are not performed routinely. Because EF measurements rely on manual tracing of LV boundaries, and are subject to inter-reader variability and experience dependence, we hypothesized that semiautomated GLS measurements using speckle tracking would be more reproducible and less experience-dependent...
February 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176470/effect-of-sustained-elevated-gastric-ph-levels-on-gefitinib-exposure
#6
Weifeng Tang, Helen Tomkinson, Eric Masson
This open-label, randomized, phase 1 crossover study investigated the effect of elevated gastric pH level (>5) on the relative bioavailability and pharmacokinetic profile of the epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor gefitinib. Healthy male volunteers (n = 26) were randomized to gefitinib 250 mg (fasted), either alone on day 1 (unmodified gastric pH) or 1 hour following the second of 2 oral doses of the H2 -receptor antagonist ranitidine 450 mg (elevated gastric pH). After a 3-week washout period, volunteers crossed to the other treatment...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174256/a-time-for-myc-metabolism-and-therapy
#7
Chi V Dang
The MYC oncogene is frequently deregulated in human cancers, whereas the proto-oncogene is exquisitely, tightly regulated in normal cells. Deregulated MYC drives transcriptional imbalance, thereby altering metabolism and disrupting the circadian Bmal1-Clock E-box-dependent transcriptional circuitry. Sustained oncogenic MYC expression drives a constitutive growth program with mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) activation that renders cells dependent on nutrients, such that glucose or glutamine deprivation could trigger cell death and key enzymes such as lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) and glutaminase (GLS) amenable for targeting in cancers...
February 7, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168740/decreased-biventricular-longitudinal-strain-shortly-after-congenital-heart-defect-surgery
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Jonne M de Boer, Irene M Kuipers, Liselotte M Klitsie, Nico A Blom, Arend D J Ten Harkel
OBJECTIVE: Impaired ventricular performance in patients who underwent surgery for congenital heart defect (CHD) may ultimately result in clinical heart failure. It is therefore important to regularly evaluate the left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) performance. We evaluated tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) before and after surgical correction of a CHD. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with CHD undergoing biventricular corrective surgery were included in this retrospective study...
February 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163590/development-of-genome-wide-pcr-based-markers-from-insertion-deletion-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-for-closely-related-japanese-rice-cultivars-and-identification-of-qtls-for-the-appearance-of-cooked-rice-and-polished-rice
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Noriko Kinoshita, Sho Takano, Naomi Shimoda, Itsuro Takamure, Takashi Sato, Kiyoaki Kato
Appearance of rice grain is an important property, affecting its acceptance by consumers. Moreover, appearance is a complex characteristic involving many components, including glossiness and whiteness. The genetic bases for the glossiness of cooked rice and the whiteness of polished rice (WPR) were determined using 133 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from a cross between two closely related cultivars from Hokkaido, Joiku462, with high glossiness and whiteness, and Yukihikari, an ancestor of Joiku462 with low glossiness and whiteness...
December 2016: Breeding Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150084/value-of-three-dimensional-strain-parameters-for-predicting-left-ventricular-remodeling-after-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#10
Lin Xu, Xiaomin Huang, Jun Ma, Jiangming Huang, Yongwang Fan, Huidi Li, Jian Qiu, Heye Zhang, Wenhua Huang
This study was to evaluate the value of multi-directional strain parameters derived from three-dimensional (3D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) for predicting left ventricular (LV) remodeling after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with that of two-dimensional (2D) global longitudinal strain (GLS). A total of 110 patients (mean age, 54 ± 9 years) after STEMI treated with primary PCI were enrolled in our study. At baseline (within 24 h after PCI), standard 2D echocardiography, 2D STE and 3D STE were performed to acquire the conventional echocardiographic parameters and strain parameters...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150069/influence-of-gender-on-right-ventricle-adaptation-to-endurance-exercise-an-ultrasound-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-stress-study
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Maria Sanz-de la Garza, Geneviève Giraldeau, Josefa Marin, Gonzalo Grazioli, Montserrat Esteve, Luigi Gabrielli, Carlos Brambila, Laura Sanchis, Bart Bijnens, Marta Sitges
BACKGROUND: Characteristic right ventricle (RV) remodelling is related to endurance exercise in male athletes (MAs), but data in female athletes (FAs) are scarce. Our aim was to evaluate sex-related influence on exercise-induced RV remodelling and on RV performance during exercise. METHODS: Forty endurance athletes (>10 training hours/week, 50% female) and 40 age-matched controls (<3 h moderate exercise/week, 50% female) were included. Echocardiography was performed at rest and at maximum cycle-ergometer effort...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123150/three-dimensional-left-ventricular-torsion-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy%C3%A3-a-marker-of-disease-severity
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Krunoslav Michael Sveric, Stefan Ulbrich, Mohamed Rady, Tobias Ruf, Heda Kvakan, Ruth H Strasser, Stefanie Jellinghaus
BACKGROUND: LV twist has a key role in maintaining left ventricular (LV) contractility during exercise. The purpose of this study was to investigate LV torsion instead of twist as a surrogate marker of peak oxygen uptake (peak V̇O2) assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).Methods and Results:We evaluated 45 outpatients with DCM (50±12 years, 24% females) with 3D speckle-tracking electrocardiography prior to CPET...
January 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121216/left-ventricular-function-at-two-year-follow-up-in-treatment-naive-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-is-associated-with-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibody-status-a-cohort-study
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B B Løgstrup, D Masic, T B Laurbjerg, J Blegvad, M Herly, L D Kristensen, G Urbonaviciene, A Hedemann-Nielsen, T Ellingsen
OBJECTIVES: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the role of autoimmunity, especially anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (anti-CCP) level, and the time-course of left ventricular (LV) function is unknown. The objective was to assess LV function and the amount of coronary calcium in relation to anti-CCP levels in a cohort of treatment-naive RA patients, and to assess changes in these parameters during a 2 year follow-up period. METHOD: Sixty-six steroid- and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug-naive RA patients were treated with methotrexate according to the Danish national guidelines...
January 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120157/subclinical-markers-of-cardiovascular-disease-predict-adverse-outcomes-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Samir Sulemane, Vasileios F Panoulas, Athanasios Bratsas, Julia Grapsa, Edwina A Brown, Petros Nihoyannopoulos
Emerging cardiovascular biomarkers, such as speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV), have recently demonstrated the presence of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction and arterial stiffening in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and no previous cardiovascular history. However, limited information exists on the prognostic impact of these biomarkers. We aimed to investigate whether STE and aPWV predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in this patient population...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117016/food-as-pharma-the-case-of-glucosinolates
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Edoardo Capuano, Matthijs Dekker, Ruud Verkerk, Teresa Oliviero
BACKGROUND: Glucosinolates (GLSs) are dietary plant secondary metabolites occurring in the order Brassicales with potential health effects, in particular as anti-carcinogenic compounds. GLSs are converted into a variety of breakdown products (BPs) upon plant tissue damage and by the gut microbiota. GLS biological activity is related to BPs rather than to GLSs themselves. METHODS: we have reviewed the most recent scientific literature on the metabolic fate and the biological effect of GLSs with particular emphasis on the epidemiological evidence for health effect and evidence from clinical trials...
January 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111979/a-tale-of-two-glutaminases-homologous-enzymes-with-distinct-roles-in-tumorigenesis
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William P Katt, Michael J Lukey, Richard A Cerione
Many cancer cells exhibit an altered metabolic phenotype, in which glutamine consumption is upregulated relative to healthy cells. This metabolic reprogramming often depends upon mitochondrial glutaminase activity, which converts glutamine to glutamate, a key precursor for biosynthetic and bioenergetic processes. Two isozymes of glutaminase exist, a kidney-type (GLS) and a liver-type enzyme (GLS2 or LGA). While a majority of studies have focused on GLS, here we summarize key findings on both glutaminases, describing their structure and function, their roles in cancer and pharmacological approaches to inhibiting their activities...
January 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100875/the-role-of-thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-in-anthracycline-associated-cardiac-toxicity
#17
Mustafa Topuz, Omer Şen, Mehmet Kaplan, Oguz Akkus, Ozcan Erel, Mustafa Gur
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the baseline thiol/disulfide state can predict the occurrence of anthracycline induced cardiac toxicity. A total of 186 cancer patients receiving anthracycline (doxorubicin)-based chemotherapy were enrolled. All patients underwent 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) to determine their left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and blood samples for measuring thiol forms were obtained before treatment and 4 weeks after completion of the chemotherapy...
February 7, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100083/%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitory-activity-and-cytotoxic-effects-of-some-cyclic-urea-and-carbamate-derivatives
#18
Jelena B Popović-Djordjević, Ivana I Jevtić, Nadja Dj Grozdanić, Sandra B Šegan, Mario V Zlatović, Milovan D Ivanović, Tatjana P Stanojković
The inhibitory activities of selected cyclic urea and carbamate derivatives (1-13) toward α-glucosidase (α-Gls) in in vitro assay were examined in this study. All examined compounds showed higher inhibitory activity (IC50) against α-Gls compared to standard antidiabetic drug acarbose. The most potent was benzyl (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)carbamate (12) with IC50 = 49.85 ± 0.10 µM. In vitro cytotoxicity of the investigated compounds was tested on three human cancer cell lines HeLa, A549 and MDA-MB-453 using MTT assay...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096045/early-detection-of-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-first-degree-relatives-of-diabetic-patients-by-myocardial-deformation-imaging-the-role-of-endothelial-glycocalyx-damage
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Ignatios Ikonomidis, George Pavlidis, Vaia Lambadiari, Fotini Kousathana, Maria Varoudi, Filio Spanoudi, Eirini Maratou, John Parissis, Helen Triantafyllidi, George Dimitriadis, John Lekakis
BACKGROUND: First-degree relatives of type-2 diabetes patients (FDR) present insulin resistance. We investigated whether FDR and dysglycaemic subjects demonstrate abnormal endothelial glycocalyx and LV deformation during postprandial hyperglycemia. METHODS: We studied 40 FDR with normal oral glucose test (OGTT), 40 subjects with abnormal OGTT (dysglycaemic) and 20 subjects with normal OGTT without parental history of diabetes (normoglycaemic). At 0 and 120min of OGTT we measured: a) LV longitudinal strain (LS) of subendocardial, mid-myocardial and subepicardial layers, global LS (GLS), peak twisting (pTw), untwisting velocity (pUtwVel), by speckle tracking echocardiography b) perfused boundary region (PBR) of the sublingual arterial microvessels; high PBR values represent reduced glycocalyx thickness...
January 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095413/one-month-global-longitudinal-strain-identifies-patients-who-will-develop-pacing-induced-left-ventricular-dysfunction-over-time-the-pacing-and-ventricular-dysfunction-pavd-study
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Fozia Zahir Ahmed, Manish Motwani, Colin Cunnington, Chun Shing Kwok, Catherine Fullwood, Delvac Oceandy, Alan Fitchet, Grahame Kevin Goode, Matthew Luckie, Amir Masood Zaidi, Rajdeep Khattar, Mamas Andreas Mamas
BACKGROUND: Predicting which individuals will have a decline in left ventricular (LV) function after pacemaker implantation remains an important challenge. We investigated whether LV global longitudinal strain (GLS), measured by 2D speckle tracking strain echocardiography, can identify patients at risk of pacing-induced left ventricular dysfunction (PIVD) or pacing-induced cardiomyopathy (PICMP). METHODS: Fifty-five patients with atrioventricular block and preserved LV function underwent dual-chamber pacemaker implantation and were followed with serial transthoracic echocardiography for 12 months for the development of PIVD (defined as a reduction in LV ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥5 percentage points at 12 months) or PICMP (reduction in LVEF to <45%)...
2017: PloS One
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