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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916345/is-a-technetium-99m-macroaggregated-albumin-scan-essential-in-the-workup-for-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-with-yttrium-90-an-analysis-of-532-patients
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Lidia Sancho, Macarena Rodriguez-Fraile, Jose Ignacio Bilbao, Carmen Beorlegui Arteta, Mercedes Iñarrairaegui, Veronica Moran, Bruno Sangro
PURPOSE: To determine if baseline patient, tumor, and pretreatment evaluation characteristics could help identify patients who require technetium-99m ((99m)Tc) macroaggregated albumin ((99m)Tc MAA) imaging before selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, 532 consecutive patients with primary (n = 248) or metastatic (n = 284) liver tumors were evaluated between 2006 and 2015. Variables were compared between patients in whom (99m)Tc MAA imaging results contraindicated/modified SIRT administration with yttrium-90 ((90)Y) resin microspheres and those who were treated as initially planned...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891317/the-role-of-sirtuins-in-antioxidant-and-redox-signaling
#2
Chandra K Singh, Gagan Chhabra, Mary Ndiaye, Liz Mariely Garcia-Peterson, Nicholas John Mack, Nihal Ahmad
SIGNIFICANCE: Antioxidant and redox signaling (ARS) events are regulated by critical molecules that modulate antioxidants, reactive oxygen or nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) and/or oxidative stress within the cell. Imbalances in these molecules can disturb cellular functions to become pathogenic. Sirtuins serve as important regulators of ARS in cells. Recent Advances: Sirtuins (SIRTs 1-7) are a family of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent histone deacetylases with the ability to deacetylate histone and non-histone targets...
September 11, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882678/rna-interference-mediated-knockdown-of-sirt1-and-or-sirt2-in-melanoma-identification-of-downstream-targets-by-large-scale-proteomics-analysis
#3
Melissa J Wilking-Busch, Mary A Ndiaye, Xiaoqi Liu, Nihal Ahmad
Melanoma is the most notorious and fatal of all skin cancers and the existing treatment options have not been proven to effectively manage this neoplasm, especially the metastatic disease. Sirtuin (SIRT) proteins have been shown to be differentially expressed in melanoma. We have shown that SIRTs 1 and 2 were overexpressed in melanoma and inhibition of SIRT1 imparts anti-proliferative responses in human melanoma cells. To elucidate the impact of SIRT 1 and/or 2 in melanoma, we created stable knockdowns of SIRTs 1, 2, and their combination using shRNA mediated RNA interference in A375 human melanoma cells...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881232/time-spectral-and-spatially-resolved-epr-spectroscopy-enables-simultaneous-monitoring-of-diffusion-of-different-guest-molecules-in-nano-pores
#4
Martin Spitzbarth, Andreas Scherer, Andreas Schachtschneider, Peter Imming, Sebastian Polarz, Malte Drescher
Diffusion in porous materials is under ongoing active investigation due to its major role in practical applications such as catalysis and chromatography. The complexity of these systems limits the use of the Einstein-Stokes diffusion theory, and it must be distinguished between the microscopic scale of diffusion at a molecular level, which is sensitive to the local surroundings of a diffusing molecule, and the macroscopic scale which takes into account diffusion spanning multiple pores, grain boundaries and inhomogeneity within the material...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874954/aging-molecular-pathways-and-implications-on-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Arthur José Pontes Oliveira de Almeida, Thaís Porto Ribeiro, Isac Almeida de Medeiros
The world's population over 60 years is growing rapidly, reaching 22% of the global population in the next decades. Despite the increase in global longevity, individual healthspan needs to follow this growth. Several diseases have their prevalence increased by age, such as cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Understanding the aging biology mechanisms is fundamental to the pursuit of cardiovascular health. In this way, aging is characterized by a gradual decline in physiological functions, involving the increased number in senescent cells into the body...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870631/the-sirtuin-family-members-sirt1-sirt3-and-sirt6-their-role-in-vascular-biology-and-atherogenesis
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REVIEW
Bożena Sosnowska, Mohsen Mazidi, Peter Penson, Anna Gluba-Brzózka, Jacek Rysz, Maciej Banach
The sirtuins, silent mating-type information regulation 2 (SIRTs), are a family of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+))-dependent histone deacetylases with important roles in regulating energy metabolism and senescence. Activation of SIRTs appears to have beneficial effects on lipid metabolism and antioxidants, prompting investigation of the roles of these proteins in atherogenesis. Although clinical data are currently limited, the availability and safety of SIRT activators such as metformin and resveratrol provide an excellent opportunity to conduct research to better understand the role of SIRTs in human atherosclerosis...
August 26, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869259/anti-hyperlipidemic-effect-of-rice-bran-polysaccharide-and-its-potential-mechanism-in-high-fat-diet-mice
#7
Ying Nie, Feijun Luo, Long Wang, Tao Yang, Limin Shi, Xinhua Li, Junjun Shen, Wei Xu, Ting Guo, Qinlu Lin
Hyperlipidemia occurs very often in modern society along with a high calorie intake and is regarded as one of the greatest risk factors for the prevalence of cardiac vascular disease (CVD). In this study, we investigated the anti-hyperlipidemic effect of the rice bran polysaccharides (RBP) and its mechanism in a high fat diet animal model. 60 ICR mice were randomly divided into 3 groups, which included Control, HFD (high fat diet) and HFD + RBP, and each group included 20 mice. The control group was fed with a standard diet while the other two groups were fed with HFD...
September 4, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840510/cypermethrin-activates-autophagosome-formation-albeit-inhibits-autophagy-owing-to-poor-lysosome-quality-relevance-to-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Abhishek Kumar Mishra, Saumya Mishra, Charul Rajput, Mohd Sami Ur Rasheed, Devendra Kumar Patel, Mahendra Pratap Singh
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most familiar, progressive and movement-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer disease. This study aimed to decipher the role of autophagy in cypermethrin-induced Parkinsonism, an animal model of PD. Indicators of autophagy [expression of beclin 1, autophagy-related protein 12 (Atg 12), unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1 (Ulk 1), p62 and lysosome-associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP 2) and conversion of microtubule-associated protein 1A/1B-light chain 3 (LC3) I to II], signalling cascade [phosphorylated (p) 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (p-AMPK), sirtuin 1 (Sirt 1), phosphorylated-mammalian target of rapamycin (p-mTOR), tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC 2), p317Ulk 1 and p757Ulk 1 levels] and lysosome morphology were assessed in control and cypermethrin-treated rat model of PD...
August 24, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840141/changing-therapeutic-paradigms-predicting-mcrc-lesion-response-to-selective-internal-radionuclide-therapy-sirt-based-on-critical-absorbed-dose-thresholds-a-case-study
#9
Kathy P Willowson, Elizabeth J Bernard, Richard Maher, Stephen J Clarke, Dale L Bailey
A 65 year old male with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) in the liver was referred for selective internal radionuclide therapy (SIRT) following a history of extensive systemic chemotherapy. (90)Y PET imaging was performed immediately after treatment and used to confirm lesion targeting and measure individual lesion absorbed doses. Lesion dosimetry was highly predictive of eventual response in the follow-up FDG PET performed 8 weeks after therapy. The derived radiation dose map was used to plan a second SIRT procedure aiming to protect healthy liver by keeping absorbed dose below the critical dose threshold, whilst targeting the remaining lesions that had received sub-critical dosing...
2017: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834965/response-evaluation-of-malignant-liver-lesions-after-tace-sirt-comparison-of-manual-and-semi-automatic-measurement-of-different-response-criteria-in-multislice-ct
#10
Anna Janina Höink, Christoph Schülke, Raphael Koch, Annika Löhnert, Sara Kammerer, Rasmus Fortkamp, Walter Heindel, Boris Buerke
Purpose To compare measurement precision and interobserver variability in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver metastases in MSCT before and after transarterial local ablative therapies. Materials and Methods Retrospective study of 72 patients with malignant liver lesions (42 metastases; 30 HCCs) before and after therapy (43 SIRT procedures; 29 TACE procedures). Established (LAD; SAD; WHO) and vitality-based parameters (mRECIST; mLAD; mSAD; EASL) were assessed manually and semi-automatically by two readers...
August 23, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827681/sirt1-reduction-is-associated-with-sex-specific-dysregulation-of-renal-lipid-metabolism-and-stress-responses-in-offspring-by-maternal-high-fat-diet
#11
Long The Nguyen, Hui Chen, Carol Pollock, Sonia Saad
Rodent models of maternal obesity have been associated with kidney damage and dysfunction in offspring. However, the underlying mechanisms are yet to be elucidated. In this study, female rats were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 6 weeks prior to mating, throughout gestation and lactation; both male and female offspring were examined at weaning. Our results demonstrate that renal lipid deposition was increased in male offspring only, which is associated with reduced protein expression of Sirtuin (SIRT) 1, an essential regulator of lipid metabolism and stress response...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819322/nampt-enzyme-activity-regulates-catabolic-gene-expression-in-gingival-fibroblasts-during-periodontitis
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Ka Hyon Park, Duck-Kyu Kim, Yun Hyun Huh, Gyuseok Lee, Su-Hyeon Lee, Yunkyung Hong, Sun-Hun Kim, Min-Suk Kook, Jeong-Tae Koh, Jang-Soo Chun, Shee Eun Lee, Je-Hwang Ryu
Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent chronic disorders worldwide. It is accompanied by inflammation of the gingiva and destruction of periodontal tissues, leading to alveolar bone loss. Here, we focused on the role of adipokines, which are locally expressed by periodontal tissues, in the regulation of catabolic gene expression leading to periodontal inflammation. The expression of the nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) adipokine was dramatically increased in inflamed human and mouse gingival tissues...
August 18, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808418/emerging-roles-of-sirt1-in-fatty-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Ren-Bo Ding, Jiaolin Bao, Chu-Xia Deng
Fatty liver diseases, which are commonly associated with high-fat/calorie diet, heavy alcohol consumption and/or other metabolic disorder causes, lead to serious medical concerns worldwide in recent years. It has been demonstrated that metabolic homeostasis disruption is most likely to be responsible for this global epidemic. Sirtuins are a group of conserved nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) dependent histone and/or protein deacetylases belonging to the silent information regulator 2 (Sir2) family...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781171/first-line-selective-internal-radiotherapy-plus-chemotherapy-versus-chemotherapy-alone-in-patients-with-liver-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer-foxfire-sirflox-and-foxfire-global-a-combined-analysis-of-three-multicentre-randomised-phase-3-trials
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Harpreet S Wasan, Peter Gibbs, Navesh K Sharma, Julien Taieb, Volker Heinemann, Jens Ricke, Marc Peeters, Michael Findlay, Andrew Weaver, Jamie Mills, Charles Wilson, Richard Adams, Anne Francis, Joanna Moschandreas, Pradeep S Virdee, Peter Dutton, Sharon Love, Val Gebski, Alastair Gray, Guy van Hazel, Ricky A Sharma
BACKGROUND: Data suggest selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) in third-line or subsequent therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer has clinical benefit in patients with colorectal liver metastases with liver-dominant disease after chemotherapy. The FOXFIRE, SIRFLOX, and FOXFIRE-Global randomised studies evaluated the efficacy of combining first-line chemotherapy with SIRT using yttrium-90 resin microspheres in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer with liver metastases. The studies were designed for combined analysis of overall survival...
August 3, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768896/the-effects-of-graded-levels-of-calorie-restriction-xi-evaluation-of-the-main-hypotheses-underpinning-the-life-extension-effects-of-cr-using-the-hepatic-transcriptome
#15
Davina Derous, Sharon E Mitchell, Lu Wang, Cara L Green, Yingchun Wang, Luonan Chen, Jing-Dong J Han, Daniel E L Promislow, David Lusseau, Alex Douglas, John R Speakman
Calorie restriction (CR) may extend longevity by modulating the mechanisms involved in aging. Different hypotheses have been proposed for its main mode of action. We quantified hepatic transcripts of male C57BL/6 mice exposed to graded levels of CR (0% to 40% CR) for three months, and evaluated the responses relative to these various hypotheses. Of the four main signaling pathways implied to be linked to the impact of CR on lifespan (insulin/insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), nuclear factor-kappa beta (NF-ĸB), mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and sirtuins (SIRTs)), all the pathways except SIRT were altered in a manner consistent with increased lifespan...
July 31, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761287/adiponectin-upregulates-filaggrin-expression-via-sirt1-mediated-signaling-in-human-normal-keratinocytes
#16
Taewon Jin, Kui Young Park, Seong Jun Seo
BACKGROUND: Filaggrin (FLG) is the major component of the epidermal granular layer and binds to and condenses the keratin cytoskeleton. FLG thus contributes to cell compaction and serves as a natural moisturizing factor by promoting unfolding and degradation into hygroscopic amino acids. Loss or downregulation of FLG has been shown to result in a weak stratum corneum, which causes water loss and increases the possibility of skin barrier-related seizure. Adiponectin (Acrp30) contributes to the functional recovery of somatic cells, including human normal epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs)...
August 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758319/treatment-options-for-unresectable-hcc-with-a-focus-on-sirt-with-yttrium-90-resin-microspheres
#17
REVIEW
Eric A Wang, Jeff P Stein, Ross J Bellavia, Scott R Broadwell
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the predominant form of primary liver cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths across the globe. Only a small percentage of HCC patients (~20%-30%) are diagnosed at an early stage when first-line treatment options may be effective. The majority of HCC patients (>70%) are diagnosed with unresectable disease and given a poor overall prognosis. Current treatment guidelines recommend locoregional therapy with transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) and systemic therapy with sorafenib as first-line treatment for patients with intermediate and advanced stage HCC...
July 30, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750181/sirt-1-regulates-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-dermal-fibroblast-migration-via-modulation-of-cyr61-expression
#18
Eun-Jeong Kwon, Eun-Jung Park, Hyeran Yu, Jung-Sik Huh, Jinseok Kim, Moon-Jae Cho
SIRT1 is a NAD-dependent protein deacetylase that participates in cellular regulation. The increased migration of fibroblasts is an important phenotype in fibroblast activation. The role of SIRT1 in cell migration remains controversial as to whether SIRT1 acts as an activator or suppressor of cell migration. Therefore, we have established the role of SIRT1 in the migration of human dermal fibroblasts and explored targets of SIRT1 during dermal fibroblast migration. SIRT1 and Cyr61 were expressed in human dermal fibroblasts and the stimulation with TGF-β further induced their expression...
July 27, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736426/modulation-of-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-and-ros-generation-by-nicotinamide-in-a-manner-independent-of-sirt1-and-mitophagy
#19
Seon Beom Song, So-Young Jang, Hyun Tae Kang, Bie Wei, Un-Woo Jeoun, Gye Soon Yoon, Eun Seong Hwang
Nicotinamide (NAM) plays essential roles in physiology through facilitating NAD(+) redox homeostasis. Importantly, at high doses, it protects cells under oxidative stresses, and has shown therapeutic effectiveness in a variety of disease conditions. In our previous studies, NAM lowered reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and extended cellular life span in primary human cells. In the treated cells, levels of NAD(+)/NADH and SIRT1 activity increased, while mitochondrial content decreased through autophagy activation...
July 31, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721137/beneficial-effects-of-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-adiponectin-levels-and-adipor-gene-expression-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-clinical-trial
#20
Maryam Mazaherioun, Ahmad Saedisomeolia, Mohammad Hassan Javanbakht, Fariba Koohdani, Mohammad Reza Eshraghian, Mahmoud Djalali
INTRODUCTION: There is evidence that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) exert beneficial effects to improve type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but its complications remain poorly understood. Hypoadiponectinemia is one of the important mechanisms responsible for T2DM which necessitates developing novel therapeutic strategies. We aimed to determine the effect of n-3 PUFA supplementation on circulating adiponectin and mRNA expression of adiponectin receptors (AdipoR1, AdipoR2) and Sirt-1 in T2DM patients...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
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