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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814115/neuraminidase-inhibitory-activity-by-compounds-isolated-from-aerial-parts-of-rhinacanthus-nasutus
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Hee Jae Kwak, SeonJu Park, Nanyoung Kim, Guijae Yoo, Jun Hyung Park, Youngse Oh, Nguyen Xuan Nhiem, Seung Hyun Kim
Rhinacanthus nasutus (L.) Kurz (Acanthaceae) is known as traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases, such as cancer, fungal infections, herpes virus infections and several types of skin diseases in South-East Asian countries. In this study, eight compounds 1-8 were isolated from the aerial parts of R. nasutus. The structures of compounds were determined by the spectroscopic methods, including 1D and 2D NMR. The isolated compounds were evaluated for neuraminidase inhibitory activity. Several lignans, 2,3-bis[(4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)methyl]-1,4-butanediol (5) and 8,8'-bisdihydrosiringenin glucoside (6), significantly inhibited neuraminidase activity, which was comparable to the positive controls, mangiferin and oseltamivir...
August 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813533/18%C3%A3-glycyrrhetinic-acid-derivative-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-aquaporin-3-expression-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#2
Chi-Feng Hung, Chien-Yu Hsiao, Wen-Hao Hsieh, Hsin-Ju Li, Yi-Ju Tsai, Chun-Nan Lin, Hsun-Hsien Chang, Nan-Lin Wu
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza) species have been widely used as a traditional medicine and a natural sweetener in foods. The 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (18β-GA) is a bioactive compound in licorice that exhibits potential anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial activities. Many synthesized derivatives of 18β-GA have been reported to be cytotoxic and suggested for the treatment of malignant diseases. In this study, we explored the possible pharmacological roles of an 18β-GA derivative in skin biology using primary human dermal fibroblasts and HaCaT keratinocytes as cell models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756617/antioxidant-vitamin-and-mineral-supplements-for-preventing-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Jennifer R Evans, John G Lawrenson
BACKGROUND: There is inconclusive evidence from observational studies to suggest that people who eat a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins (carotenoids, vitamins C, and E) or minerals (selenium and zinc) may be less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). OBJECTIVES: To determine whether or not taking antioxidant vitamin or mineral supplements, or both, prevent the development of AMD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2017, Issue 2), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 29 March 2017), Embase Ovid (1947 to 29 March 2017), AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database) (1985 to 29 March 2017), OpenGrey (System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe) (www...
July 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745081/ethnobotanical-ethnopharmacological-and-phytochemical-studies-of-myrtus-communis-linn-a-popular-herb-in-unani-system-of-medicine
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Mekonnen Sisay, Tigist Gashaw
Myrtus communis L (Myrtaceae) is one of the popular drugs being used in the Unani system of phytomedicine since ancient Greece period. From time immemorial, different parts of this plant and essential oil have been used for a variety of purposes such as cosmetics (hair fall control), flavoring of food and drinks as well as extensive therapeutic purposes. Ethnobotanical information revealed that M communis L has been a folkloric repute for the treatment of several diseases like gastric ulcer, diarrhea, dysentery, cancer, rheumatism, hemorrhage, deep sinuses, leucorrhoea, hemorrhoid, inflammation, dyspepsia, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary disorders, and skin diseases...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743829/management-of-intracranial-melanomas-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Grace J Young, Wenya Linda Bi, Winona W Wu, Tanner M Johanns, Gavin P Dunn, Ian F Dunn
Melanoma is the most lethal of skin cancers, in part because of its proclivity for rapid and distant metastasis. It is also potentially the most neurotropic cancer in terms of probability of CNS metastasis from the primary lesion. Despite surgical resection and radiotherapy, prognosis remains guarded for patients with brain metastases. Over the past five years, a new domain of personalized therapy has emerged for advanced melanoma patients with the introduction of BRAF and other MAP kinase pathway inhibitors, immunotherapy, and combinatory therapeutic strategies...
July 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734664/ph-responsive-biodegradable-nanogels-for-sustained-release-of-bleomycin
#6
Prashant Sahu, Sushil K Kashaw, Varun Kushwah, Samaresh Sau, Sanyog Jain, Arun K Iyer
Site specific drug delivery with desired therapeutic effect still remains challenging task due to suboptimal release, tissue toxicity, low selectivity and meager therapeutic efficacy in skin cancers. The aim of the current study was to fabricate pH responsive, self-assembled, chemically cross-linked biodegradable chitosan nanogel loaded with bleomycin to target the dermal area of the skin. The nanogel synthesized by ion gelation technique and was characterized for drug loading, swelling and thermal stability followed by in vitro analysis...
June 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725630/curcumin-an-age-old-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-neoplastic-agent
#7
REVIEW
Matthew C Fadus, Cecilia Lau, Jai Bikhchandani, Henry T Lynch
Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that has been used for treating medical conditions for many years. Several experimental and pharmacologic trials have demonstrated its efficacy in the role as an anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin has been shown to be effective in treating chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's and common malignancies like colon, stomach, lung, breast, and skin cancers. As treatments in medicine become more and more complex, the answer may be something simpler...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723715/novel-weight-based-dose-threshold-for-18f-naf-pet-ct-imaging-using-advanced-pet-ct-systems-a-potential-tool-for-reducing-radiation-burden
#8
Fahad Marafi, Abdulreda Esmail, Rashid Rasheed, Fareeda Alkandari, Sharjeel Usmani
BACKGROUND: Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) PET/CT is an important tool for detecting and evaluating metastatic bone cancer. Besides traditional dose metrics, recent methods such as real-time dose mapping, dose calculation from DICOM information, and their relevance to entrance skin exposure are currently in use to reduce the radiation burden. In this study, we have analyzed the data of 1062 patients retrospectively to evaluate patterns of absorbed dose for institutional weight-based dose protocol as compared with fixed dose method guidelines of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)...
July 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720093/solanum-nigrum-unripe-fruit-fraction-attenuates-adriamycin-resistance-by-down-regulating-multi-drug-resistance-protein-mdr-1-through-jak-stat-pathway
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Sankar Jagadeeshan, Diana David, S Jisha, S Manjula, S Asha Nair
BACKGROUND: Solanum nigrum, herbal plant that commonly grows in temperate climate zone, has been used as a traditional folk medicine whose ripen fruits were proven to exhibit anti-tumor properties. In traditional Chinese medicine, it has been used for centuries to cure inflammation, edema, mastitis and hepatic cancer and in the Ayurvedic system of traditional medicine in India, S. nigrum is applied against enteric diseases, ulcer, diarrhea and skin diseases. A methanolic glycosidic extract fraction of unripe fruit of S...
July 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711897/studying-risk-factors-for-skin-cancer-development
#10
Оlena О Оshyvalova
INTRODUCTION: In most countries with a population of mainly European origin, non-melanoma skin carcinoma incidence rate has increased over the last decade. Understanding of what is the best way to identify people at high risk for skin cancer development will help to optimize the strategy for prevention and treatment tactics. Aim of the research involves studying risk factors for skin cancer development in patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in situ (cSCC and SCCis correspondingly) and patients with actinic keratosis (AK)...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701952/a-systematic-review-of-the-immune-regulating-and-anticancer-activities-of-pseudolaric-acid-b
#11
REVIEW
Mei-Lun Liu, Dan Sun, Tan Li, Hong Chen
Cortex pseudolaricis, the root bark of Pseudolarix kaempferi Gord, has been used to treat tinea and other skin diseases for the antimicrobial activities in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Pseudolaric acid B (PAB) has been identified as the major component responsible for the action of C. pseudolaricis. Recently, PAB has been demonstrated to be used as novel treatments for cancer, immune disorders, inflammatory diseases, and immunosuppression. However, the mechanisms through which PAB exerts its properties are not understood well, and little attention in the literature has been given to review its pharmacological activities before...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701207/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-clinical-trials-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-study-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-identification-of-a-core-outcome-set-using-a-delphi-survey
#12
Daniel I Schlessinger, Sanjana Iyengar, Arianna F Yanes, Sarah G Chiren, Victoria Godinez-Puig, Brian R Chen, Anastasia O Kurta, Jochen Schmitt, Stefanie Deckert, Karina C Furlan, Emily Poon, Todd V Cartee, Ian A Maher, Murad Alam, Joseph F Sobanko
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common skin cancer that poses a risk of metastasis. Clinical investigations into SCC treatment are common, but the outcomes reported are highly variable, omitted, or clinically irrelevant. The outcome heterogeneity and reporting bias of these studies leave clinicians unable to accurately compare studies. Core outcome sets (COSs) are an agreed minimum set of outcomes recommended to be measured and reported in all clinical trials of a given condition or disease...
July 12, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693129/identification-of-anti-tumor-components-from-toad-venom
#13
Fei Gao, Xiangjun Wang, Zhao Li, Aicun Zhou, Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, Lijun Xie, Yongchang Qian
Secretion of granular glands from the skin of amphibians is a fascinating resource of active substances, particularly for cancer therapy in clinical practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A variety of anti-tumor peptides have been isolated from different toads and frogs; however, no anti-tumor peptides are reported in toad venom of Bufo gargarizans. Firstly, soluble fraction from fresh toad venom (FTV) was compared with that from dried toad venom (DTV), using HPLC analysis. It was revealed that FTV has a different HPLC chromatography compared with DTV...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659804/in-vitro-antiproliferative-activity-of-extracts-of-carlina-acaulis-subsp-caulescens-and-carlina-acanthifolia-subsp-utzka
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Maciej Strzemski, Kamil Wojnicki, Ireneusz Sowa, Kamila Wojas-Krawczyk, Paweł Krawczyk, Ryszard Kocjan, Justyna Such, Michał Latalski, Artur Wnorowski, Magdalena Wójciak-Kosior
Various species of the Carlina genus have been used in traditional medicine in many countries to treat numerous skin disorders, including cancer. The objective of this work was to assess the anticancer properties of root and leaf extracts from Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens and C. acanthifolia subsp. utzka. Anti-tumor properties of the extracts were explored using a tetrazolium-based cell viability assay and flow cytometric apoptosis analysis, followed by immunodetection of phosphoactive ERK1/2 in UACC-903, C32, and UACC-647 human melanoma cell lines...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627461/8-methoxypsoralen-reduces-akt-phosphorylation-induces-intrinsic-and-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathways-and-suppresses-cell-growth-of-sk-n-as-neuroblastoma-and-sw620-metastatic-colon-cancer-cells
#15
Magdalena Bartnik, Adrianna Sławińska-Brych, Aleksandra Żurek, Martyna Kandefer-Szerszeń, Barbara Zdzisińska
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) is a furanocoumarin and an active compound of a traditional Egyptian medicinal plant Ammi majus L, whose juice/fruit has been used for many years in folk phototherapy for the treatment of vitiligo or a hyperproliferative skin disorder, psoriasis. 8-MOP together with UVA light is also used as an anticancer drug for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. However, furanocoumarins exert anticancer activity even without UV irradiation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611316/effects-of-resveratrol-curcumin-berberine-and-other-nutraceuticals-on-aging-cancer-development-cancer-stem-cells-and-micrornas
#16
James A McCubrey, Kvin Lertpiriyapong, Linda S Steelman, Steve L Abrams, Li V Yang, Ramiro M Murata, Pedro L Rosalen, Aurora Scalisi, Luca M Neri, Lucio Cocco, Stefano Ratti, Alberto M Martelli, Piotr Laidler, Joanna Dulińska-Litewka, Dariusz Rakus, Agnieszka Gizak, Paolo Lombardi, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Saverio Candido, Massimo Libra, Giuseppe Montalto, Melchiorre Cervello
Natural products or nutraceuticals have been shown to elicit anti-aging, anti-cancer and other health-enhancing effects. A key target of the effects of natural products may be the regulation of microRNA (miR) expression which results in cell death or prevents aging, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases. This review will focus on a few natural products, especially on resveratrol (RES), curcumin (CUR) and berberine (BBR). RES is obtained from the skins of grapes and other fruits and berries. RES may extend human lifespan by activating the sirtuins and SIRT1 molecules...
June 12, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607807/immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-expression-in-cutaneous-melanoma-tissues-and-four-vdr-gene-polymorphisms
#17
Francesco La Marra, Giuseppe Stinco, Cinzia Buligan, Giovanni Chiriacò, Diego Serraino, Carla Di Loreto, Sabina Cauci
OBJECTIVE: : Vitamin D receptor (VDR) mediates vitamin D activity. We examined whether VDR expression in excised melanoma tissues is associated with VDR gene (VDR) polymorphisms. METHODS: : We evaluated VDR protein expression (by monoclonal antibody immunostaining), melanoma characteristics, and carriage of VDR-FokI-rs2228570 (C>T),VDR-BsmI-rs1544410 (G>A),VDR-ApaI-rs7975232 (T>G), andVDR-TaqI-rs731236 (T>C) polymorphisms (by restriction fragment length polymorphism)...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603206/clinical-practice-and-mechanism-of-endocrinological-adverse-events-associated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#18
Shintaro Iwama, Hiroshi Arima
  Immune checkpoint inhibitors, used for cancer immunotherapy, show anti-tumor effects through T cell activations. Monoclonal antibodies against cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death (PD)-1, or PD-ligand 1 which is a ligand of PD-1 have been shown to be effective in the treatments of advanced cancers including malignant melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and renal cell carcinoma. However, these drugs also have immune-related adverse events (irAEs). The irAEs, which have unique characteristics different from those seen in conventional cytotoxic anti-tumor medicines, are observed in the several tissues such as skin, gastrointestinal tract, liver, lung, muscle, nerve and endocrine systems...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593488/optimizing-patient-selection-for-direct-to-implant-immediate-breast-reconstruction-using-wise-pattern-skin-reducing-mastectomy-in-large-and-ptotic-breasts
#19
Amir Inbal, Eyal Gur, Benjamin T Lemelman, Daphna Barsuk, Tehilla Menes, David Leshem, Yoav Barnea
BACKGROUND: Immediate breast reconstruction in large and ptotic breasts is challenging, often requiring skin-reducing procedures. The Wise-pattern skin-reducing mastectomy (WPSRM) technique provides reliable one-stage implant coverage using the pectoralis muscle and a de-epithelialized inferiorly based dermal flap. However, de-vascularization may result in mastectomy skin flap necrosis. We aimed to critically evaluate and isolate patients at high risk of complications using this procedure...
June 7, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593242/primary-care-based-skin-cancer-screening-in-a-veterans-affairs-health-care-system
#20
Susan M Swetter, Julia Chang, Amanda R Shaub, Martin A Weinstock, Eleanor T Lewis, Steven M Asch
Importance: Skin cancer screening may improve melanoma outcomes and keratinocyte carcinoma morbidity, but little is known about the feasibility of skin cancer training and clinical skin examination (CSE) by primary care practitioners (PCPs) in large health care systems. Objective: To assess the association of skin cancer training and screening by PCPs with dermatology referral patterns and rates of skin biopsies. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this pilot interventional study performed at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, patients 35 years or older scheduled for an annual health habits screen in the PCP general medicine clinics were studied...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
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