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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551971/recommended-nordic-diet-and-risk-markers-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Astrid Berild, Kirsten B Holven, Stine M Ulven
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May 2017: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551905/-molecular-markers-for-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Dov Engelstein
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most frequent malignancy and the second cause of death from malignancy in men in the Western world. Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) has been widely used as a possible marker for PCa for the last three decades, but its significant limitations are known, especially its lack of an exact cutoff level for diagnosis of PCa. Imprudent use of PSA has led to over-diagnosis and over-treatment in men with low risk PCa, not significant for survival. Therefore, researchers are looking for better and more accurate markers for diagnosis, treatment decisions and follow-up...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551877/loss-of-gait-control-assessed-by-cognitive-motor-dual-tasks-pros-and-cons-in-detecting-people-at-risk-of-developing-alzheimer-s-and-parkinson-s-diseases
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REVIEW
Maroua Belghali, Nathalie Chastan, Fabien Cignetti, Damien Davenne, Leslie M Decker
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases are age-related progressive neurodegenerative diseases of increasing prevalence worldwide. In the absence of curative therapy, current research is interested in prevention, by identifying subtle signs of early-stage neurodegeneration. Today, the field of behavioral neuroscience has emerged as one of the most promising areas of research on this topic. Recently, it has been shown that the exacerbation of gait disorders under dual-task conditions (i.e., simultaneous performance of cognitive and motor tasks) could be a characteristic feature of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases...
May 27, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551869/impact-of-chronic-stress-on-the-spatial-learning-and-gr-pkac-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-the-hippocampus-and-cortex-in-rats-following-cholinergic-depletion
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Sun-Young Lee, Woo-Hyun Cho, Yo-Seob Lee, Jung-Soo Han
Studies have shown that the removal of the cholinergic innervation to the hippocampus induces dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis and decreases the number of glucocorticoid receptors (GRs). Subsequent studies have revealed that the loss of cholinergic input to the hippocampus reduces the expression of GRs and activates nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling through interactions with the cytoplasmic catalytic subunit of protein kinase A (PKAc). We examined the effects of chronic stress on cognitive status and GR-PKAc-NF-κB signaling in rats with a loss of cholinergic input to the hippocampus and cortex...
May 27, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551850/microrna-211-expression-is-down-regulated-and-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-human-glioma
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Jun Zhang, Jianguang Lv, Feng Zhang, Hongmin Che, Qiwei Liao, Wobin Huang, Shaopeng Li, Yuqian Li
Accumulating evidence has supported the role of microRNAs in the initiation and development of malignant tumors. MicroRNA-211 (miR-211), which was reported to involve in diverse physiological activities in several cancers, was investigated for its expression in human glioma and adjacent normal brain tissues, as well as its correlation with patient prognosis. Glioma tissues and adjacent normal brain tissues were obtained from 82 patients who underwent surgical resection, and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed to assess the expression level of miR-211...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551848/mri-features-of-pediatric-intracranial-germ-cell-tumor-subtypes
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Chih-Chun Wu, Wan-Yuo Guo, Feng-Chi Chang, Chao-Bao Luo, Han-Jui Lee, Yi-Wei Chen, Yi-Yen Lee, Tai-Tong Wong
Intracranial germ cell tumors differ in histology and location, and require different clinical management strategies. We characterized the imaging features that may aid pre-operative differentiation of intracranial germinomas and non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs). This retrospective study analyzed 85 patients with intracranial germ cell tumors and adequate preoperative or pretreatment MRIs between 2000 and 2013 at our institution. Pretreatment MRI characteristics, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values, tumor histopathology, and patient outcomes were compared...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551826/development-of-an-8-color-antibody-panel-for-functional-phenotyping-of-human-cd8-cytotoxic-t-cells-from-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Tara Patel, Amy Cunningham, Martha Holland, John Daley, Suzan Lazo, F Stephen Hodi, Mariano Severgnini
The study of CD8 positive cells in peripheral blood has become an essential part of research in the field of cancer immunotherapies, vaccine development, inflammation, autoimmune disease, etc. In this study, an 8-color flow cytometry panel, containing lineage and functional markers, was developed for the identification of CD8+ cytotoxic T cells in previously cryopreserved peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy human donors. By studying functional markers in naïve and CD3/CD28 activated T cells we demonstrate that the panel is capable of detecting protein markers corresponding to different T cell activation statuses...
May 27, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551822/glucocorticoid-therapy-causes-contradictory-changes-of-serum-wnt-signaling-related-molecules-in-systemic-autoimmune-diseases
#8
Mai Kawazoe, Kaichi Kaneko, Kotaro Shikano, Natsuko Kusunoki, Toshihiro Nanki, Shinichi Kawai
The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. A total of 91 patients with systemic autoimmune diseases who received initial glucocorticoid therapy with prednisolone (30-60 mg daily) were prospectively enrolled. We measured serum levels of N-terminal peptide of type I procollagen (P1NP), bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase isoform 5b (TRACP-5b), N-telopeptide cross-linked type I collagen (NTX), sclerostin, Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1), and Wnt3a before starting glucocorticoid therapy and every week for 4 weeks after its initiation...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551818/novel-three-dimensional-image-fusion-software-to-facilitate-guidance-of-complex-cardiac-catheterization-3d-image-fusion-for-interventions-in-chd
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Sebastian Goreczny, Pawel Dryzek, Gareth J Morgan, Maciej Lukaszewski, Jadwiga A Moll, Tomasz Moszura
We report initial experience with novel three-dimensional (3D) image fusion software for guidance of transcatheter interventions in congenital heart disease. Developments in fusion imaging have facilitated the integration of 3D roadmaps from computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging datasets. The latest software allows live fusion of two-dimensional (2D) fluoroscopy with pre-registered 3D roadmaps. We reviewed all cardiac catheterizations guided with this software (Philips VesselNavigator). Pre-catheterization imaging and catheterization data were collected focusing on fusion of 3D roadmap, intervention guidance, contrast and radiation exposure...
May 27, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551813/cd45ra-foxp3-high-regulatory-t-cells-have-a-negative-impact-on-the-clinical-outcome-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Fumie Ihara, Daiju Sakurai, Atsushi Horinaka, Yuji Makita, Akira Fujikawa, Toshioki Sakurai, Kazuki Yamasaki, Naoki Kunii, Shinichiro Motohashi, Toshinori Nakayama, Yoshitaka Okamoto
BACKGROUND: Although regulatory T cells (Tregs) are thought to play an important role in immune suppression, their clinical significance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is unclear. A recent study reported Tregs could be divided into functional subsets based on the expression of CD45RA and Foxp3. METHOD: The frequency of circulating Treg subsets was analyzed in patients with HNSCC and compared with the frequency in patients with benign tumors. The association of Treg subsets with the frequency of lymphocyte subsets, status of progression, clinical course, and prognosis were also examined...
May 27, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551720/effect-of-paricalcitol-on-pancreatic-oxidative-stress-inflammatory-markers-and-glycemic-status-in-diabetic-rats
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T M Ali, B El Esawy, A Elaskary
OBJECTIVES: This study is designed to explore the effect of paricalcitol (vitamin D receptor agonist) on pancreatic oxidative stress, inflammatory markers, and adiponectin and glycemic status in diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty Sprague-Dawley male rats aged 10-12 weeks (150-250 g) were used in this study. Type 2 diabetes was developed by providing 4 weeks of high-fat-diet feeding before one shot of streptozotocin injection (40 mg/kg i.p.). Four study groups were designed as normal control rats, diabetic control vehicle-treated, diabetic paricalcitol-treated (0...
May 27, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551635/enhanced-susceptibility-to-5-fluorouracil-in-human-colon-cancer-cells-by-silencing-of-grp78
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Seungpil Yun, Yong-Seok Han, Jun Hee Lee, Sangmin Kim, Sang Hun Lee
BACKGROUND: Glucose-regulated protein (GRP78), also known as immunoglobulin heavy chain binding protein and as heat shock 70 kDa protein 5, is present in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. GRP78 is generally expressed at low concentrations, but is increased by physiological stress. GRP78 is thought to protect against tissue or organ damage under pathological conditions, such as neurotoxic stress, myocardial infarction, or arteriosclerosis. In addition, in tumors, GRP78 expression is much higher than in normal tissues...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551632/the-prognostic-value-of-the-immunohistochemical-expression-of-phosphorylated-rb-and-p16-proteins-in-association-with-cyclin-d1-and-the-p53-pathway-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-breast-cancer-treated-with-taxane-based-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Theofani Gavressea, Konstantine T Kalogeras, Georgia-Angeliki Koliou, Flora Zagouri, Georgios Lazaridis, Helen Gogas, Kostas Tsigaridas, Angelos Koutras, Kalliopi Petraki, Christos Markopoulos, Elissavet Pazarli, Gerasimos Aravantinos, Christos Papadimitriou, Pavlos Papakostas, Nektarios Koufopoulos, Charisios Karanikiotis, Sofia Chrisafi, Haralambos P Kalofonos, Dimitrios Pectasides, George Fountzilas, Kitty Pavlakis
BACKGROUND: The retinoblastoma (RB) gene is a tumor-suppressor gene that plays a central role in regulating the cell cycle. Inactivation of this gene is involved in breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 827 patients with breast cancer treated with taxane-based adjuvant chemotherapy were included in the study. Protein expression of RB, phosphorylated RB (pRB), p16, cyclin D1 and p53 was evaluated by immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: Neither of the retinoblastoma markers (RB and pRB) reached statistical significance in terms of their association with disease-free or overall survival...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551616/measuring-intragastric-tumor-markers-in-gastric-cancer-patients-a-systematic-literature-review-on-significance-and-reliability
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REVIEW
Edoardo Virgilio, Antonella Proietti, Rosaria D'Urso, Patrizia Cardelli, Enrico Giarnieri, Monica Montagnini, Maria Rosaria Giovagnoli, Paolo Mercantini, Genoveffa Balducci, Marco Cavallini
As of 2017, no serum tumor marker has shown high levels of sensitivity or specificity for early detection, classification, staging, prediction and prognosis of patients affected by gastric cancer. In this regard, since 1975 several authors have investigated the gastric juice or gastric lavage of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma in order to determine the concentrations of intragastric tumor markers and discover the perfect antigen for this cancer. To date, however, a systematic review of the literature on intragastric tumor markers is still unreported...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551577/bioactive-growth-hormone-in-older-men-and-women-it-s-relationship-to-immune-markers-and-healthspan
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William J Kraemer, Mary J Kennett, Andrea M Mastro, Roger J McCarter, Connie J Rogers, William H DuPont, Shawn D Flanagan, William J Turbitt, Maren S Fragala, Emily M Post, Wesley C Hymer
OBJECTIVE: The consequences of age-related decline in the somatotropic axis of humans are complex and remain largely unresolved. We tested the hypothesis that hGH measurements of plasma by bioassay vs immunoassay from samples obtained from free-living, elderly individuals would reveal a dichotomy in GH activities that are correlated with the functional status of the donors, i.e. their healthspan. DESIGN: Forty-one men and women of advanced age (men: N=16, age, 80...
May 8, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551507/serum-chemerin-in-children-with-excess-body-weight-may-be-associated-with-ongoing-metabolic-complications-a-pilot-study
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Marta Sledzińska, Agnieszka Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz, Michał Brzezinski, Katarzyna Kaźmierska, Tomasz Sledziński, Barbara Kamińska
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to verify if serum chemerin in children correlates with body weight, fat mass, selected inflammatory markers, parameters of liver function, lipid and glucose metabolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included children aged 5-17 years with normal body weight (<85th BMI percentile, n=43) or overweight (≥85th BMI percentile, n=58). Serum concentrations of chemerin were determined with ELISA. RESULTS: Children with excess body weight presented with significantly higher serum concentrations of chemerin...
May 25, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551493/residential-greenness-and-adiposity-findings-from-the-uk-biobank
#17
Chinmoy Sarkar
BACKGROUND: With the rapid urbanization and prevailing obesity pandemic, the role of residential green exposures in obesity prevention has gained renewed focus. The study investigated the effects of residential green exposures on adiposity using a large and diverse population sample drawn from the UK Biobank. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a population based cross-sectional study of 333,183 participants aged 38-73years with individual-level data on residential greenness and built environment exposures...
May 25, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551482/urinary-ph-is-a-predictor-of-diabetes-in-men-a-population-based-large-scale-cohort-study
#18
Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Masahide Hamaguchi, Naoko Nakanishi, Akihiro Ohbora, Takao Kojima, Michiaki Fukui
AIMS: Previous cross-sectional studies revealed that patients with type 2 diabetes were associated with low urine pH. However, the association between urinary pH and incident type 2 diabetes is still unclear. Thus, we investigated the association between urinary pH and incident type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This is a 5-year observational study of 3119men. We divided participants into four groups according to quartile of urinary pH. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to calculate adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs for incident type 2 diabetes...
May 9, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551436/effect-of-stiffness-of-chitosan-hyaluronic-acid-dialdehyde-hydrogels-on-the-viability-and-growth-of-encapsulated-chondrocytes
#19
Lynda V Thomas, Rahul Vg, Prabha D Nair
Substrate elasticity or stiffness can influence the phenotypic and functional characteristics of chondrocytes. This work aimed to study the effect of varying stiffness compositions of a two-component injectable hydrogel based on chitosan (CH) and oxidized hyaluronic acid (HDA) on the growth and functionality of encapsulated chondrocytes. Three different ratios of the gel were prepared (10:1,10:3 and 10:5 CH-HDA) and characterized. The stiffness of the gels was evaluated from the force displacement curves using force spectroscopy AFM analysis...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551413/applying-the-chicken-embryo-chorioallantoic-membrane-assay-to-study-treatment-approaches-in-urothelial-carcinoma
#20
Margaretha A Skowron, Anuja Sathe, Andrea Romano, Michèle J Hoffmann, Wolfgang A Schulz, Gommert A van Koeveringe, Peter Albers, Roman Nawroth, Günter Niegisch
BACKGROUND: Rapid development of novel treatment options demands valid preclinical screening models for urothelial carcinoma (UC). The translational value of high-throughput drug testing using 2-dimensional (2D) cultures is limited while for xenograft models handling efforts and costs often become prohibitive for larger-scale drug testing. Therefore, we investigated to which extent the chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay might provide an alternative model to study antineoplastic treatment approaches for UC...
May 25, 2017: Urologic Oncology
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