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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236310/insulin-induces-an-emt-like-process-in-mammary-epithelial-cells-mcf10a
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Cecilia Rodriguez-Monterrosas, Ricardo Díaz-Aragon, Elizabeth Leal-Orta, Pedro Cortes-Reynosa, Eduardo Perez Salazar
Diabetes mellitus has been related with an increased risk of breast cancer, whereas it has been suggested that links between diabetes mellitus and cancer are hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia and chronic inflammation induced by adipose tissue. Contribution of hyperinsulinemia to carcinogenesis is mediated through resistance to endogenous insulin and by exogenous insulin used in treatment. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process by which epithelial cells are transdifferentiated to a mesenchymal state that has been implicated in cancer progression...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236298/leptin-a-new-therapeutic-target-for-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus
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Kanwal Rehman, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Zunaira Alina
Leptin is an endogenous protein having 167 amino acids and is derived from adipocytes. It hass tertiary structure that resembles with that of the pro-inflammatory cytokines family. The fundamental role of leptin is to maintain the energy homeostasis with the aid of its counter hormone called ghrelin, known as the "hunger hormone". Small quantities of leptin are also present in various tissues like ovary, placenta, pituitary gland, mammary gland, skeletal muscle, stomach and lymphoid tissue. Expression of leptin is strongly associated with various inflammatory responses and immune system, and plays crucial role in the pathophysiology of obesity and development of diabetes mellitus (DM) and insulin resistance...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236292/a-novel-report-of-mir-4301-induces-cell-apoptosis-by-negatively-regulating-drd2-expression-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Naghmeh Gholipour, Anna Ohradanova-Repic, Ghasem Ahangari
BACKGROUND: In several cancers, microRNA (miRNAs) play vital roles in tumour initiation, drug resistance and metastasis. The aim of this study was to examine the expression levels of miR-4301 in human breast cancer and investigate whether its potential roles involved targeting Dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2). METHODS: Real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was also used to examine the expression levels of miR-4301 in human breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB-231, MCF-7 and SKBR3...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236219/radioresistant-sf9-insect-cells-readily-undergo-an-intrinsic-mode-of-apoptosis-in-response-to-histone-deacetylase-hdac-inhibition
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Jyoti Swaroop Kumar, Shubhankar Suman, Sudhir Chandna
Insect cell lines have been utilized as an important higher eukaryotic model system to decipher stress responses and cell death mechanisms. Lepidopteran Sf9 cells (derived from the ovaries of Spodoptera frugiperda) display nearly 100 times higher resistance to ionizing radiation in contrast to mammalian cells, which is partly contributed by an unusually high HDAC activity. However, their response to HDAC inhibition remains to be evaluated. In the present study, the effects of HDAC inhibitor (NaBt) on Sf9 cellular/nuclear morphology, cell cycle progression, DNA damage/repair, redox status, and mitochondrial perturbations were evaluated...
December 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236132/brentuximab-vedotin-maintenance-following-chemotherapy-without-irradiation-for-primary-intracranial-embryonal-carcinoma-in-down-syndrome
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Mohammad H Abu Arja, Suzanne E Conley, Violeta Salceda, Fahd Al-Sufiani, Daniel R Boué, Jonathan L Finlay
BACKGROUND: Germ cell tumors (GCT) are the most common central nervous system (CNS) tumors in individuals with Down syndrome. Patients with Down syndrome treated with CNS irradiation are at increased risk of developing cerebrovascular complications such as moyamoya disease. Embryonal carcinoma components are recognized to be more resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy and confer a very poor prognosis. CD30 is a member of the tumor necrosis factor-receptor superfamily...
December 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235736/primary-and-secondary-antibiotic-resistance-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-israeli-children-and-adolescents
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Michal Kori, Jacob Yahav, Rita Berdinstein, Haim Shmuely
BACKGROUND: Empiric treatment for Helicobacter pylori is influenced by antibiotic susceptibility of infecting strains. A rise in the resistance rate to clarithromycin and metronidazole has been reported in pediatric populations. OBJECTIVES: To assess the primary and secondary antibiotic resistance of H. pylori isolates in Israeli children and adolescents. METHODS: A retrospective review of H. pylori isolates cultured from antral biopsies of consecutive children aged 1 to 18 years, who were referred to the Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Kaplan Medical Center, over a 2...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235673/long-term-administration-of-oral-macrolides-for-acne-treatment-increases-macrolide-resistant-propionibacterium-acnes
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Keisuke Nakase, Yuhei Okamoto, Sae Aoki, Norihisa Noguchi
Macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes are frequently isolated from patients with acne vulgaris, and the most resistant isolates (>90% resistance) have the 23S rRNA mutation. An increase in resistant P. acnes with this mutation is thought to be caused by the inappropriate use of antimicrobials. Therefore, we studied the mutation frequency of macrolide resistance in P. acnes in vitro. When P. acnes mutants were exposed to clarithromycin after being incubated in broth without antimicrobials, resistant mutants with the 23S rRNA mutation were not isolated...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235661/association-of-higher-daptomycin-dose-%C3%A2-7-mg-kg-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
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Tristan T Timbrook, Aisling R Caffrey, Megan K Luther, Vrishali Lopes, Kerry L LaPlante
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend higher daptomycin doses than the daptomycin label dose of 6 mg/kg for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia; however, the evidence supporting this recommendation is from in vitro and cases series studies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of the daptomycin label dose versus higher daptomycin doses in patients with MRSA bacteremia. DESIGN: Retrospective national cohort study...
December 13, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235659/effect-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-late-life-depression-associations-with-disease-severity-and-treatment-resistance
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John S Mulvahill, Ginger E Nicol, David Dixon, Eric J Lenze, Jordan F Karp, Charles F Reynolds, Daniel M Blumberger, Benoit H Mulsant
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is the co-occurrence of obesity and metabolic derangements. Prior research implicates MetS in prolongation of the course of depression in older adults, but its effect on antidepressant response is unknown in this population. The objective was to determine whether MetS and related metabolic dyscrasias are associated with decreased rate of remission from depression in older adults treated pharmacologically for depression. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial...
December 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235656/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-psoriasis-a-consequence-of-systemic-inflammatory-burden
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REVIEW
R B Prussick, L Miele
Patients with psoriasis are at an increased risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) compared to the general population. However, the pathophysiology underlying this comorbidity and elucidation of effective treatment strategies are unclear. This review provides insights into the possible role of chronic, low-grade inflammation in the pathogenesis of NAFLD in patients with psoriasis. Both conditions are associated with increased levels of pro-inflammatory adipokines (such as tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6), and hepatokines, and decreased levels of adiponectin, an anti-inflammatory adipokine...
December 13, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235508/genetic-adaptation-of-microbial-populations-present-in-high-intensity-catfish-production-systems-with-therapeutic-oxytetracycline-treatment
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Qifan Zeng, Xiangli Tian, Luxin Wang
Microbial communities that are present in aquaculture production systems play significant roles in degrading organic matter, controlling diseases, and formation of antibiotic resistance. It is important to understand the diversity and abundance of microbial communities and their genetic adaptations associated with environmental physical and chemical changes. Here we collected water and sediment samples from a high-intensity catfish production system and its original water reservoir. The metagenomic analysis showed that Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Cyanobacteria, and Firmicutes were the top five phyla identified from all samples...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235301/-advantages-and-problems-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-treatment-of-acute-pharyngitis
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Xia Zhang, Yan-Ming Xie, Guang-Xi Li, Yang Gao, Yuan-Chen Zhao, Jing-Jing Tang, Xiao-Yan Yao, Meng Li
This paper systematically studies relevant literatures at home and abroad in recent years. China National Knowledge Internet (CNKI) was used to collect the literatures for acute pharyngitis treated with traditional Chinese medicine from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2016, and the bibliometric method was employed for statistical analysis. A total of 493 papers were preliminarily selected. According to the inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria, 182 eligible articles were selected. According to the evaluation and analysis of the literatures, the Guidelines for Clinical Research of New Drugs is currently used as the common standards for the diagnosis and treatment of acute pharyngitis; Chinese patent medicines are the main traditional Chinese medicine for treating this disease; Decoctions for treatment of this disease include Lonicerae Japonicae Flos, Scutellariae Radix, Platycodonis Radix, Forsythiae Fructus, Glycyrrhizae Radix et Rhizoma, Scrophdlariae Radix, Isatidis Radix, and Ophiopogonis Radix; The bloodletting puncture is the common external therapy...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235145/macrolide-and-fluoroquinolone-resistance-in-mycoplasma-genitalium-in-two-swedish-counties-2011-2015
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Ronza Hadad, Daniel Golparian, Amaya C Lagos, Johan Ljungberg, Peter Nilsson, Jörgen S Jensen, Hans Fredlund, Magnus Unemo
Mycoplasma genitalium, causing non-gonococcal non-chlamydial urethritis and associated with cervicitis, has developed antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to both the macrolide azithromycin (first-line treatment) and the fluoroquinolone moxifloxacin (second-line treatment). Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of resistance, based on genetic AMR determinants, to these antimicrobials in the M. genitalium population in two Swedish counties, Örebro and Halland, 2011-2015. In total, 672 M. genitalium positive urogenital samples were sequenced for 23S rRNA and parC gene mutations associated with macrolide and fluoroquinolone resistance, respectively...
December 13, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235127/joint-modeling-of-multiple-ordinal-adherence-outcomes-via-generalized-estimating-equations-with-flexible-correlation-structure
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Zhen Jiang, Yimeng Liu, Abdus S Wahed, Geert Molenberghs
Adherence to medication is critical in achieving effectiveness of many treatments. Factors that influence adherence behavior have been the subject of many clinical studies. Analyzing adherence is complicated because it is often measured on multiple drugs over a period, resulting in a multivariate longitudinal outcome. This paper is motivated by the Viral Resistance to Antiviral Therapy of Chronic Hepatitis C study, where adherence is measured on two drugs as a bivariate ordinal longitudinal outcome. To analyze such outcome, we propose a joint model assuming the multivariate ordinal outcome arose from a partitioned latent multivariate normal process...
December 13, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235043/effects-of-physical-exercise-on-markers-of-inflammation-in-breast-cancer-patients-during-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Jonna K van Vulpen, Martina E Schmidt, Miranda J Velthuis, Joachim Wiskemann, Andreas Schneeweiss, Roel C H Vermeulen, Nina Habermann, Cornelia M Ulrich, Petra H M Peeters, Elsken van der Wall, Anne M May, Karen Steindorf
PURPOSE: Exercise has been shown to reduce fatigue during cancer treatment. Hypothesized mechanisms include inflammatory pathways. Therefore, we investigated effects of exercise on markers of inflammation in breast cancer patients during adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: We pooled data from two randomized controlled exercise intervention trials with breast cancer patients during adjuvant chemotherapy (n = 130), which had previously shown beneficial effects of exercise on fatigue...
December 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235021/occurrence-of-antimicrobial-agents-drug-resistant-bacteria-and-genes-in-the-sewage-impacted-vistula-river-poland
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Joanna Giebułtowicz, Stefan Tyski, Renata Wolinowska, Wanda Grzybowska, Tomasz Zaręba, Agata Drobniewska, Piotr Wroczyński, Grzegorz Nałęcz-Jawecki
Antimicrobial agents (antimicrobials) are a group of therapeutic and hygienic agents that either kill microorganisms or inhibit their growth. Their occurrence in surface water may reveal harmful effects on aquatic biota and challenge microbial populations. Recently, there is a growing concern over the contamination of surface water with both antimicrobial agents and multidrug-resistant bacteria. The aim of the study was the determination of the presence of selected antimicrobials at specific locations of the Vistula River (Poland), as well as in tap water samples originating from the Warsaw region...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235014/increased-bile-acid-signals-after-duodenal-jejunal-bypass-improve-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-in-a-rodent-model-of-diet-induced-nash
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Takahiro Tsuchiya, Takeshi Naitoh, Munenori Nagao, Naoki Tanaka, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Hirofumi Imoto, Tomohiro Miyachi, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Michiaki Unno
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has resulted in it becoming a common cause of liver-related mortality; however, no efficient treatment has been established. It has been reported that bariatric surgery improves metabolic comorbidities, such as diabetes mellitus and NASH. Although the mechanism is unclear, it is thought that the changes in bile acid (BA) signaling via its nuclear receptor, farnesoid X receptor (FXR), produce various metabolic effects...
December 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234900/trace-lithium-and-mental-health
#18
REVIEW
Nobuyoshi Ishii, Takeshi Terao
Lithium therapy is generally accepted as a first-line treatment for bipolar disorder, and it is also identified as one of the best augmenting options for treatment-resistant depression. Furthermore, lithium has been investigated in association with suicide, dementia and aggressiveness. In this review, we examined articles about the effects of very small amounts of lithium in treating suicide, dementia, bipolar disorder and temperament, to assess the present state of trace lithium's effect on mental state. The results indicate that trace lithium may be effective for suicide prevention but randomized, placebo-controlled trials are required to draw a definite conclusion...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234845/eanm-guideline-for-radionuclide-therapy-with-radium-223-of-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Thorsten D Poeppel, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Michael Andreeff, Alexander Becherer, Andreas Bockisch, Eva Fricke, Lilli Geworski, Alexander Heinzel, Bernd J Krause, Thomas Krause, Markus Mitterhauser, Wilfried Sonnenschein, Lisa Bodei, Roberto C Delgado-Bolton, Michael Gabriel
Radium Ra-223 dichloride (radium-223, Xofigo®) is a targeted alpha therapy approved for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) with symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease. Radium-223 is the first targeted alpha therapy in this indication providing a new treatment option, with evidence of a significant survival benefit, both in overall survival and in the time to the first symptomatic skeletal-related event. The skeleton is the most common metastatic site in patients with advanced prostate cancer...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234663/reconstruction-with-iliac-pedestal-cup-and-proximal-femur-tumor-prosthesis-after-wide-resection-of-chondrosarcoma-10-year-follow-up-results
#20
Diogo Lino Moura, Rúben Fonseca, João Freitas, António Figueiredo, José Casanova
Chondrosarcoma is a malignant cartilage-forming neoplasm. It is difficult to treat because of resistance to both chemotherapy and radiation, making wide local excision the only treatment. This report presents an active, 43 year-old man who was diagnosed with recurrent clear cell chondrosarcoma of the proximal left femur, previously reconstructed with a total hip prosthesis, extending to the weight-bearing dome of the acetabulum. Cancer staging study revealed no signs of tumor dissemination at distance. Given the excellent functional status of the patient, the authors performed a Enneking-Dunham type periacetabular pelvic resection and resected en bloc, with the total hip prosthesis including 22 cm of the femur and a portion of the hip abductor apparatus...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
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