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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157383/-18-f-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-pet-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-lung-cancer-in-populations-with-high-prevalence-of-tuberculosis-and-other-granulomatous-disease
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Alexandre Niyonkuru, Khamis Hassan Bakari, Xiaoli Lan
Pulmonary tuberculosis infects one-third of world's population and is responsible for the high mortality and morbidity in developing countries. The presence of a high number of macrophages and lymphocytes in active tuberculosis granulomas is associated with high uptake of (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose on PET imaging mimicking lung cancer. In many cases, radiological features of pulmonary tuberculosis are undistinguishable from lung cancer, which makes the diagnosis difficult. Clinical history and computed tomographic (CT) findings on a hybrid PET/CT are as important as findings on a PET in the diagnosis of lung cancer...
January 2018: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142352/localized-pontine-uptake-in-fluorine-18-fuorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-a-case-of-hyponatremia-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Thangalakshmi Sivathapandi, Shelley Simon, Indirani Elangovan
A rare acquired demyelinating lesion of the pons central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) typically occurs after rapid correction of hyponatremia. There is disruption of blood-brain barrier due to osmotic stress allowing access for inflammatory mediators in extravascular brain tissue, which most likely attracts glial cells of the brain, attracts macrophages, and activates astrocytes. We present a case of female with a known history of inflammatory bowel disease who presented with altered sensorium and hyponatremia...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100308/integration-of-genomic-transcriptomic-and-functional-profiles-of-aggressive-osteosarcomas-across-multiple-species
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Lara E Davis, Sophia Jeng, Matthew N Svalina, Elaine Huang, Janét Pittsenbarger, Emma L Cantor, Noah Berlow, Bernard Seguin, Atiya Mansoor, Shannon K McWeeney, Charles Keller
In complex, highly unstable genomes such as in osteosarcoma, targeting aberrant checkpoint processes (metabolic, cell cycle or immune) may prove more successful than targeting specific kinase or growth factor signaling pathways. Here, we establish a comparative oncology approach characterizing the most lethal osteosarcomas identified in a biorepository of tumors from three different species: human, mouse and canine. We describe the development of a genetically-engineered mouse model of osteosarcoma, establishment of primary cell cultures from fatal human tumors, and a biorepository of osteosarcoma surgical specimens from pet dogs...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076908/aids-related-central-nervous-system-toxoplasmosis-with-increased-18f-fluoroethyl-l-tyrosine-amino-acid-pet-uptake-due-to-lat1-2-expression-of-inflammatory-cells
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Markus Hutterer, Elisabeth Bumes, Markus J Riemenschneider, Jirka Grosse, Dirk Hellwig, Norbert Galldiks, Karl-Josef Langen, Peter Hau
We report the case of a 40-year-old woman with a progressive right-sided hemiparesis. Standard MRI revealed a contrast-enhancing brain lesion within the left basal ganglia. Ffluoroethyl-L-tyrosine (F-FET) PET showed a distinct tracer uptake (lesion-to-brain ratio [LBR]: LBRmax = 2.03, LBRmean = 1.68) with a significant larger metabolic lesion volume than contrast-enhancement in MRI, indicating cerebral glioma. Surprisingly, histopathologic analysis demonstrated central nervous system toxoplasmosis with pronounced inflammatory reaction (reactive astrogliosis, microglia activation, macrophage, and T-lymphocyte infiltration), which was associated with strong LAT1/LAT2/CD98 expression...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057249/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-and-survivin-peptide-vaccine-combined-with-temozolomide-in-metastatic-melanoma
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Nikolaj Juul Nitschke, Jon Bjoern, Trine Zeeberg Iversen, Mads Hald Andersen, Inge Marie Svane
BACKGROUND: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and survivin have been identified as potential targets for cancer vaccination. In this phase II study a vaccine using the peptides Sur1M2 and IDO5 was combined with the chemotherapy temozolomide (TMZ) for treatment of metastatic melanoma patients. The aim was to simultaneously target several immune inhibiting mechanisms and the highly malignant cells expressing survivin. METHODS: HLA-A2 positive patients with advanced malignant melanoma were treated biweekly with 150 mg/m(2) TMZ daily for 7 days followed by subcutaneous vaccination with 250 µg of each peptide in 500 µL Montanide solution at day 8...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053775/neuroinflammation-and-its-relationship-to-changes-in-brain-volume-and-white-matter-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Gourab Datta, Alessandro Colasanti, Eugenii A Rabiner, Roger N Gunn, Omar Malik, Olga Ciccarelli, Richard Nicholas, Eline Van Vlierberghe, Wim Van Hecke, Graham Searle, Andre Santos-Ribeiro, Paul M Matthews
Brain magnetic resonance imaging is an important tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of multiple sclerosis patients. However, magnetic resonance imaging alone provides limited information for predicting an individual patient's disability progression. In part, this is because magnetic resonance imaging lacks sensitivity and specificity for detecting chronic diffuse and multi-focal inflammation mediated by activated microglia/macrophages. The aim of this study was to test for an association between 18 kDa translocator protein brain positron emission tomography signal, which arises largely from microglial activation, and measures of subsequent disease progression in multiple sclerosis patients...
November 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968465/the-macrophage-marker-translocator-protein-tspo-is-down-regulated-on-pro-inflammatory-m1-human-macrophages
#7
Nehal Narayan, Harpreet Mandhair, Erica Smyth, Stephanie Georgina Dakin, Serafim Kiriakidis, Lisa Wells, David Owen, Afsie Sabokbar, Peter Taylor
The translocator protein (TSPO) is a mitochondrial membrane protein, of as yet uncertain function. Its purported high expression on activated macrophages, has lent utility to TSPO targeted molecular imaging in the form of positron emission tomography (PET), as a means to detect and quantify inflammation in vivo. However, existing literature regarding TSPO expression on human activated macrophages is lacking, mostly deriving from brain tissue studies, including studies of brain malignancy, and inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956073/effect-of-pioglitazone-on-inflammation-and-calcification-in-atherosclerotic-rabbits-an-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-vivo-imaging-study
#8
J Xu, M Nie, J Li, Z Xu, M Zhang, Y Yan, T Feng, X Zhao, Q Zhao
BACKGROUND: We developed an atherosclerotic rabbit model and tested pioglitazone as a drug intervention for early vascular calcification. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was used to evaluate inflammation and therapeutic effects. METHODS: We randomly divided 20 male New Zealand white rabbits into a pioglitazone-treated group (n = 10) and a control group (n = 10). Atherosclerosis was induced via a high-cholesterol diet and endothelial denudation...
September 27, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953647/predictive-value-of-brain-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-macrophagic-myofasciitis-a-case-report
#9
Axel Van Der Gucht, Mukedaisi Abulizi, Paul Blanc-Durand, Mehdi Aoun-Sebaiti, Berivan Emsen, Romain K Gherardi, Antoine Verger, François-Jérôme Authier, Emmanuel Itti
RATIONALE: Although several functional studies have demonstrated that positron emission tomography/computed tomography with F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG PET/CT) appears to be efficient to identify a cerebral substrate in patients with known macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF), the predictive value of this imaging technique for MMF remains unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented data and images of a 46-year-old woman. DIAGNOSES: The patient was referred to our center for suspected MMF due to diffuse arthromyalgias and cognitive disorder (involving an impairment of visual selective attention and a weakness in executive functions revealed by neuropsychological assessment) which occurred few years after last vaccine injections...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932900/-68ga-pentixafor-pet-mri-for-the-detection-of-chemokine-receptor-4-expression-in-atherosclerotic-plaques
#10
Xiang Li, Daniel Heber, Tatjana Leike, Dietrich Beitzke, Xia Lu, Xiaoli Zhang, Yongxiang Wei, Markus Mitterhauser, Wolfgang Wadsak, Saskia Kropf, Hans J Wester, Christian Loewe, Marcus Hacker, Alexander R Haug
PURPOSE: The expression of chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) was found co-localized with macrophages on the atherosclerotic vessel wall and participated in the initial emigration of leukocytes. Gallium-68 [(68)Ga]Pentixafor has recently been introduced for the imaging of atherosclerosis by targeting CXCR4. We sought to evaluate human atherosclerotic lesions using [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MRI. METHODS: Thirty-eight oncology patients underwent [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MR imaging at baseline...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895584/effects-of-lobeglitazone-a-novel-thiazolidinedione-on-adipose-tissue-remodeling-and-brown-and-beige-adipose-tissue-development-in-db-db-mice
#11
G Kim, Y-H Lee, M R Yun, J-Y Lee, E G Shin, B-W Lee, E S Kang, B-S Cha
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effect of long-term treatment with lobeglitazone, a novel thiazolidinedione-based activator of PPARγ, on adipose tissue (AT), focusing on its effects on insulin resistance in obese db/db mice. METHODS: Seven-week-old male db/db mice were assigned to either a vehicle-treated (n=8) or lobeglitazone-treated (n=8) group. Lobeglitazone (1 mg/kg daily) was injected intraperitoneally for 20 weeks. RESULTS: Lobeglitazone treatment for 20 weeks resulted in a remarkably improved glycemic index, including significantly decreased glucose levels, enhanced insulin sensitivity, and preserved pancreatic beta cells...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853261/-expression-and-assembly-of-chimeric-flagellins-in-escherichia-coli-bl21-de3-and-salmonella
#12
Maozhi Hu, Zhiming Pan, Yun Yang, Chuang Meng, Lei Zhang, Shizhong Geng, Xin'an Jiao
Flagellin can be expressed in monomeric or polymeric form based on assembly. The difference of these two forms of flagellin is less studied. In this experiment, recombinant plasmid pET-fliC/M2e2 was transferred into Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) and Salmonella SL5928 to express chimeric flagellin, mfliC/M and pfliC/M, respectively, and then their assembly characteristics were analyzed. Sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis results indicated that the two recombinant bacteria could successfully express chimeric flagellin...
August 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851894/activated-mesenchymal-stem-cells-interact-with-antibiotics-and-host-innate-immune-responses-to-control-chronic-bacterial-infections
#13
Valerie Johnson, Tracy Webb, Annalis Norman, Jonathan Coy, Jade Kurihara, Daniel Regan, Steven Dow
Chronic bacterial infections associated with biofilm formation are often difficult to resolve without extended courses of antibiotic therapy. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) exert antibacterial activity in vitro and in acute bacterial infection models, but their activity in chronic infection with biofilm models has not been previously investigated. Therefore, we studied the effects of MSC administration in mouse and dog models of chronic infections associated with biofilms. Mice with chronic Staphylococcus aureus implant infections were treated by i...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834911/the-clinical-utility-of-splenic-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-for-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-macrophage-activation-syndrome
#14
Sung Soo Ahn, Sang Hyun Hwang, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Mijin Yun, Jason Jungsik Song
The aim of the study was to evaluate splenic glucose metabolism in macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), characterized by overwhelming systemic inflammation. Splenic F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake was compared in patients with MAS and sepsis using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT).Clinical and FDG-PET/CT findings from patients with MAS and those with culture-proven sepsis were evaluated. The standardized uptake value (SUV) for the spleen and liver were measured. The maximum of the spleen to liver SUV ratio (SLRmax) was calculated as spleen SUVmax/liver SUVmean...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798141/characterization-of-macrophage-polarization-states-using-combined-measurement-of-2-deoxyglucose-and-glutamine-accumulation-implications-for-imaging-of-atherosclerosis
#15
Sina Tavakoli, Kevin Downs, John D Short, Huynh Nga Nguyen, Yanlai Lai, Paul A Jerabek, Beth Goins, Jakub Toczek, Mehran M Sadeghi, Reto Asmis
OBJECTIVE: Despite the early promising results of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for assessment of vessel wall inflammation, its accuracy in prospective identification of vulnerable plaques has remained limited. Additionally, previous studies have indicated that (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake alone may not allow for accurate identification of specific macrophage activation states. We aimed to determine whether combined measurement of glucose and glutamine accumulation-the 2 most important bioenergetic substrates for macrophages-improves the distinction of macrophage inflammatory states and can be utilized to image atherosclerosis...
October 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767408/integration-of-genomic-transcriptomic-and-functional-profiles-of-aggressive-osteosarcomas-across-multiple-species
#16
Lara E Davis, Sophia Jeng, Matthew N Svalina, Elaine Huang, Janét Pittsenbarger, Emma L Cantor, Noah Berlow, Bernard Seguin, Atiya Mansoor, Shannon K McWeeney, Charles Keller
In complex, highly unstable genomes such as in osteosarcoma, targeting aberrant checkpoint processes (metabolic, cell cycle or immune) may prove more successful than targeting specific kinase or growth factor signaling pathways. Here, we establish a comparative oncology approach characterizing the most lethal osteosarcomas identified in a biorepository of tumors from three different species: human, mouse and canine. We describe the development of a genetically-engineered mouse model of osteosarcoma, establishment of primary cell cultures from fatal human tumors, and a biorepository of osteosarcoma surgical specimens from pet dogs...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765576/visualization-of-synthetic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-atherosclerotic-carotid-rat-arteries-by-f-18-fdg-pet
#17
Kisoo Pahk, Chanmin Joung, Se-Mi Jung, Hwa Young Song, Ji Yong Park, Jung Woo Byun, Yun-Sang Lee, Jin Chul Paeng, Chunsook Kim, Sungeun Kim, Won-Ki Kim
Synthetic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play important roles in atherosclerosis, in-stent restenosis, and transplant vasculopathy. We investigated the synthetic activity of VSMCs in the atherosclerotic carotid artery using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). Atherosclerosis was induced in rats by partial ligation of the right carotid artery coupled with an atherogenic diet and vitamin D injections (2 consecutive days, 600,000 IU/day). One month later, rats were imaged by F-18 FDG PET...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740933/18f-fdg-pet-response-and-clinical-outcomes-after-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-metastatic-melanoma
#18
Ryan S Youland, Ann T Packard, Miran J Blanchard, Andrea L Arnett, Gregory A Wiseman, Lisa A Kottschade, Roxana S Dronca, Svetomir N Markovic, Kenneth R Olivier, Sean S Park
BACKGROUND: Clinical data that support stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) metastatic malignant melanoma (MM) are limited. Furthermore, functional imaging with 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) may offer a more accurate post-SBRT assessment. Therefore, we assessed the clinical outcomes and metabolic response of metastatic MM after SBRT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with MM who were treated with SBRT and had pre- and post-PET scans (>1) were included in this study...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704562/cerebral-18f-fdg-pet-in-macrophagic-myofasciitis-an-individual-svm-based-approach
#19
Paul Blanc-Durand, Axel Van Der Gucht, Eric Guedj, Mukedaisi Abulizi, Mehdi Aoun-Sebaiti, Lionel Lerman, Antoine Verger, François-Jérôme Authier, Emmanuel Itti
INTRODUCTION: Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) is an emerging condition with highly specific myopathological alterations. A peculiar spatial pattern of a cerebral glucose hypometabolism involving occipito-temporal cortex and cerebellum have been reported in patients with MMF; however, the full pattern is not systematically present in routine interpretation of scans, and with varying degrees of severity depending on the cognitive profile of patients. Aim was to generate and evaluate a support vector machine (SVM) procedure to classify patients between healthy or MMF 18F-FDG brain profiles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701948/microglial-activation-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Cornelius K Donat, Gregory Scott, Steve M Gentleman, Magdalena Sastre
Microglia have a variety of functions in the brain, including synaptic pruning, CNS repair and mediating the immune response against peripheral infection. Microglia rapidly become activated in response to CNS damage. Depending on the nature of the stimulus, microglia can take a number of activation states, which correspond to altered microglia morphology, gene expression and function. It has been reported that early microglia activation following traumatic brain injury (TBI) may contribute to the restoration of homeostasis in the brain...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
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