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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131552/activation-of-the-wnt-pathway-by-small-peptides-rational-design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation
#1
Simone Brogi, Samuele Maramai, Margherita Brindisi, Giulia Chemi, Valentina Porcari, Claudio Corallo, Luigi Gennari, Ettore Novellino, Anna Ramunno, Stefania Butini, Giuseppe Campiani, Sandra Gemma
A computational analysis of the X-ray structure of the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 6 (LRP6) with Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) C-terminal fragment has allowed us to rationally design a small set of decapeptides (1a-e). These compounds behave as agonists of the canonical Wnt pathway in the micromolar range when tested on a dual luciferase Wnt functional assay in glioblastoma cells. Lack of cellular toxicity was assessed for compounds 1c and 1d in human primary osteoblasts isolated from sponge bone tissue (femoral heads or knee of old patients)...
November 13, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092578/hermite-regularization-of-the-lattice-boltzmann-method-for-open-source-computational-aeroacoustics
#2
F Brogi, O Malaspinas, B Chopard, C Bonadonna
The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is emerging as a powerful engineering tool for aeroacoustic computations. However, the LBM has been shown to present accuracy and stability issues in the medium-low Mach number range, which is of interest for aeroacoustic applications. Several solutions have been proposed but are often too computationally expensive, do not retain the simplicity and the advantages typical of the LBM, or are not described well enough to be usable by the community due to proprietary software policies...
October 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043292/phyllodes-tumors-with-and-without-fibroadenoma-like-areas-display-distinct-genomic-features-and-may-evolve-through-distinct-pathways
#3
Fresia Pareja, Felipe C Geyer, Rahul Kumar, Pier Selenica, Salvatore Piscuoglio, Charlotte K Y Ng, Kathleen A Burke, Marcia Edelweiss, Melissa P Murray, Edi Brogi, Britta Weigelt, Jorge S Reis-Filho
Breast fibroepithelial lesions (fibroadenomas and phyllodes tumors) are underpinned by recurrent MED12 exon 2 mutations, which are more common in fibroadenomas and benign phyllodes tumors. TERT promoter hotspot mutations have been documented in phyllodes tumors, and found to be more frequent in borderline and malignant lesions. Several lines of evidence suggest that a subset of phyllodes tumors might arise from fibroadenomas. Here we sought to investigate the genetic differences between phyllodes tumors with fibroadenoma-like areas vs...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030772/diagnostics-of-anti-mag-antibody-polyneuropathy
#4
REVIEW
Diego Franciotta, Matteo Gastaldi, Luana Benedetti, Martina Garnero, Tiziana Biagioli, Marco Brogi, Gianna Costa, Elisabetta Fadda, Francesca Andreetta, Ornella Simoncini, Claudia Giannotta, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Raffaella Fazio, Roberta Bedin, Diana Ferraro, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Elisabetta Galloni, Valentina De Riva, Elisabetta Zardini, Andrea Cortese, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio
This document presents the guidelines for anti-myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) antibody testing that have been developed following a consensus process built on questionnaire-based surveys, internet contacts, and discussions at workshops of sponsoring Italian Association of Neuroimmunology (AINI) congresses. The main clinical information on anti-MAG antibody polyneuropathy, indications and limits of anti-MAG antibody testing, instructions for result interpretation, and an agreed laboratory protocol (Appendix) are reported for the communicative community of neurologists and clinical pathologists...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030766/diagnostics-of-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndromes
#5
REVIEW
Marco Zoccarato, Matteo Gastaldi, Luigi Zuliani, Tiziana Biagioli, Marco Brogi, Gaetano Bernardi, Elena Corsini, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Raffaella Fazio, Claudia Giannotta, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Gianna Costa, Raffaele Iorio, Amelia Evoli, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Elisabetta Galloni, Valentina De Riva, Elisabetta Zardini, Diego Franciotta, Bruno Giometto
This document presents the guidelines for onconeural antibody testing that have been developed following a consensus process built on questionnaire-based surveys, internet contacts, and discussions at workshops of the sponsoring Italian Association of Neuroimmunology (AINI) congresses. Essential clinical information on paraneoplastic neurological syndromes, indications and limits of onconeural antibody testing, instructions for result interpretation, and an agreed laboratory protocol (Appendix) are reported for the communicative community of neurologists and clinical pathologists...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028713/lung-ultrasonography-as-the-first-confirmation-method-for-central-venous-catheterization-how-far-are-we
#6
Etrusca Brogi, Elena Bignami, Luigi Vetrugno, Francesco Forfori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986743/monosomy-17-in-potentially-curable-her2-amplified-breast-cancer-prognostic-and-predictive-impact
#7
David B Page, Hannah Wen, Edi Brogi, Dana Dure, Dara Ross, Kateri J Spinelli, Sujata Patil, Larry Norton, Clifford Hudis, Heather L McArthur
PURPOSE: HER2 copy number by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is typically reported relative to the centromere enumeration probe 17 (CEP17). HER2/CEP17 ratio could be impacted by alterations in the number of chromosome 17 copies. Monosomy of chromosome 17 (m17) is found in ~ 1900 cases of early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer annually in the United States; however, the efficacy of HER2-directed trastuzumab therapy in these patients is not well characterized. Here, we retrospectively identified HER2-amplified, stage I-III breast cancers with m17 and characterized the impact of trastuzumab treatment...
October 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903756/could-the-use-of-bedside-lung-ultrasound-reduce-the-number-of-chest-x-rays-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#8
Etrusca Brogi, Elena Bignami, Anna Sidoti, Mohammed Shawar, Luna Gargani, Luigi Vetrugno, Giovanni Volpicelli, Francesco Forfori
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound can be used as an alternative to chest radiography (CXR) for the diagnosis and follow-up of various lung diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). Our aim was to evaluate the influence that introducing a routine daily use of lung ultrasound in critically ill patients may have on the number of CXRs and as a consequence, on medical costs and radiation exposure. METHODS: Data were collected by conducting a retrospective evaluation of the medical records of adult patients who needed thoracic imaging and were admitted to our academic polyvalent ICU...
September 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702894/21-gene-recurrence-score-and-locoregional-recurrence-in-lymph-node-negative-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
#9
Gulisa Turashvili, Joanne F Chou, Edi Brogi, Monica Morrow, Maura Dickler, Larry Norton, Clifford Hudis, Hannah Y Wen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The 21-gene recurrence score (RS) assay evaluates the likelihood of distant recurrence and benefit of chemotherapy in lymph node-negative, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer patients. The RS categories are associated with the risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) in some, but not all studies. METHODS: We reviewed the institutional database to identify consecutive female patients with node-negative, ER+/HER2- breast carcinoma tested for the 21-gene RS assay and treated at our center from 2008 to 2013...
November 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689095/first-dual-ak-gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibitors-endowed-with-antioxidant-properties-as-multifunctional-potential-neuroprotective-agents
#10
Simone Brogi, Anna Ramunno, Lida Savi, Giulia Chemi, Gloria Alfano, Alessandra Pecorelli, Erika Pambianchi, Paola Galatello, Giulia Compagnoni, Federico Focher, Giuseppe Biamonti, Giuseppe Valacchi, Stefania Butini, Sandra Gemma, Giuseppe Campiani, Margherita Brindisi
The manuscript deals with the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel benzoxazinone-based and indole-based compounds as multifunctional neuroprotective agents. These compounds inhibit human adenosine kinase (hAK) and human glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (hGSK-3β) enzymes. Computational analysis based on a molecular docking approach underlined the potential structural requirements for simultaneously targeting both proteins' allosteric sites. In silico hints drove the synthesis of appropriately decorated benzoxazinones and indoles (5a-s, and 6a-c) and biochemical analysis revealed their behavior as allosteric inhibitors of hGSK-3β...
September 29, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662998/hematolymphoid-lesions-of-the-breast
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REVIEW
Jenny Hoffmann, Robert S Ohgami
Hematolymphoid malignancies of the breast are most commonly neoplasms of mature B-lymphocytes, and may arise as a primary disease or by secondary involvement of a systemic disease. Primary breast lymphomas (PBL) account for 0.04-0.5% of breast malignancies, less than 1% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL), and less than 5% of extranodal lymphomas (Lakhani et al., 2012; Swerdlow et al., 2008; Joks et al., 2011; Barişta et al., 2000; Giardini et al., 1992; Brogi and Harris, 1999; Topalovski et al., 1999).(1-7) Secondary breast lymphomas (SBL) are also rare, with an estimated annual incidence of 0...
September 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644513/benign-vascular-lesions-of-the-breast-diagnosed-by-core-needle-biopsy-do-not-require-excision
#12
Christopher Sebastiano, Lucas Gennaro, Edi Brogi, Elizabeth Morris, Zenica L Bowser, Cristina R Antonescu, Fresia Pareja, Sandra Brennan, Melissa P Murray
AIMS: Surgical excision of all benign vascular lesions of the breast identified by core needle biopsy has been recommended in the past to rule out a more serious lesion. In this study we investigated the clinical, radiological and pathological findings in patients diagnosed with a benign vascular lesion at our institution to assess whether excision may be spared for lesions without atypia. METHODS AND RESULTS: We searched the electronic medical record for patients with a vascular lesion of the breast diagnosed between 2000 and 2015...
June 23, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612228/pleomorphic-lobular-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-breast-a-single-institution-experience-with-clinical-follow-up-and-centralized-pathology-review
#13
Marina De Brot, Starr Koslow Mautner, Shirin Muhsen, Victor P Andrade, Anita Mamtani, Melissa Murray, Dilip Giri, Rita A Sakr, Edi Brogi, Tari A King
PURPOSE: The natural history of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ (PLCIS) remains largely unknown. METHODS: A pathology database search (1995-2012) was performed to identify patients diagnosed with an LCIS variant. Patients with synchronous breast cancer and/or no evidence of pleomorphism were excluded. Original slides were re-evaluated by three pathologists to identify a consensus cohort of PLCIS. Borderline lesions with focal atypia were classified as LCIS with pleomorphic features (LCIS-PF)...
September 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577081/the-21-gene-recurrence-score-in-special-histologic-subtypes-of-breast-cancer-with-favorable-prognosis
#14
Gulisa Turashvili, Edi Brogi, Monica Morrow, Clifford Hudis, Maura Dickler, Larry Norton, Hannah Y Wen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The 21-gene recurrence score (RS) assay predicts the likelihood of distant recurrence and chemotherapy benefit in early-stage, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. Data on the RS of special histologic subtypes of invasive breast carcinoma with favorable prognosis are limited. METHODS: We reviewed our institutional database to identify patients with special histologic subtypes of breast cancer associated with favorable prognosis and available RS results...
August 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525717/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-neuroprotective-pyridazine-derivatives-as-excitatory-amino-acid-transporter-2-eaat2-activators
#15
Alessia Chelini, Simone Brogi, Marco Paolino, Angela Di Capua, Andrea Cappelli, Gianluca Giorgi, Mersedeh Farzad, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Laura Micheli, Carla Ghelardini, Maurizio Anzini
LDN-212320 (3) was found to be a potent EAAT2 activator at a translational level, restoring the normal clearance of glutamate and providing neuronal protection. Since the pharmacologic activation of EAAT2 represents a valuable strategy to relieve neuropathic pain, we synthesized novel activators (4a-f) of EAAT2. Among them 4f, analyzed in comparison with 3 by different paradigms in a rat model of oxaliplatin-induced neuropathic pain, showed the better antihypersensitive profile being able to fully counteract the oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522578/mutated-asxl1-and-number-of-somatic-mutations-as-possible-indicators-of-progression-to-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes-with-single-or-multilineage-dysplasia
#16
Ana Valencia-Martinez, Alessandro Sanna, Erico Masala, Elisa Contini, Alice Brogi, Antonella Gozzini, Valeria Santini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513873/myxoid-fibroadenomas-differ-from-conventional-fibroadenomas-a-hypothesis-generating-study
#17
John R Lozada, Kathleen A Burke, Aoife Maguire, Fresia Pareja, Raymond S Lim, Jisun Kim, Rodrigo Gularte-Merida, Melissa P Murray, Edi Brogi, Britta Weigelt, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Felipe C Geyer
AIMS: Breast myxoid fibroadenomas (MFAs) are characterized by a distinctive hypocellular myxoid stroma, and occur sporadically or in the context of Carney complex, an inheritable condition caused by PRKAR1A-inactivating germline mutations. Conventional fibroadenomas (FAs) are underpinned by recurrent MED12 mutations in the stromal components of the lesions. The aim of this study was to investigate the genomic landscape of MFAs and compare it with that of conventional FAs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eleven MFAs from patients without clinical and/or genetic evidence of Carney complex were retrieved...
October 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503546/computational-tool-for-fast-in-silico-evaluation-of-herg-k-channel-affinity
#18
Giulia Chemi, Sandra Gemma, Giuseppe Campiani, Simone Brogi, Stefania Butini, Margherita Brindisi
The development of a novel comprehensive approach for the prediction of hERG activity is herein presented. Software Phase has been used to derive a 3D-QSAR model, employing as alignment rule a common pharmacophore built on a subset of 22 highly active compounds (threshold Ki: 50 nM) against hERG K(+) channel. Five features comprised the pharmacophore: two aromatic rings (R1 and R2), one hydrogen-bond acceptor (A), one hydrophobic site (H), and one positive ionizable function (P). The sequential 3D-QSAR model developed with a set of 421 compounds (randomly divided in training and test set) yielded a test set (Q(2)) = 0...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431135/reconstitution-of-a-functional-7sk-snrnp
#19
John E Brogie, David H Price
The 7SK small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP) plays a central role in RNA polymerase II elongation control by regulating the availability of active P-TEFb. We optimized conditions for analyzing 7SK RNA by SHAPE and demonstrated a hysteretic effect of magnesium on 7SK folding dynamics including a 7SK GAUC motif switch. We also found evidence that the 5΄ end pairs alternatively with two different regions of 7SK giving rise to open and closed forms that dictate the state of the 7SK motif. We then used recombinant P-TEFb, HEXIM1, LARP7 and MEPCE to reconstruct a functional 7SK snRNP in vitro...
June 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299887/fibroepithelial-lesions-in-the-breast-of-adolescent-females-a-clinicopathological-study-of-54-cases
#20
Dara S Ross, Dilip D Giri, Muzaffar M Akram, Jeffrey P Catalano, Cristina Olcese, Kimberly J Van Zee, Edi Brogi
Fibroepithelial lesions (FELs) are the most frequent breast tumors in adolescent females. The pubertal hormonal surge could impact the growth and microscopic appearance of FELs in this age group. In this study, we evaluate the morphology and clinical behavior of FELs in adolescents. We searched the 1992-2012 pathology data base for FELs in females 18 years old or younger (F ≤18 years). Seven FELs from 1975 to 1983 were also included. Three pathologists reviewed all available material. Patient (pt) characteristics and follow-up information were obtained from electronic medical records...
March 2017: Breast Journal
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