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Rajiv Ananthakrishna, William Kristanto, Li Liu, Siew-Pang Chan, Poay Huan Loh, Edgar L Tay, Koo Hui Chan, Mark Y Chan, Chi-Hang Lee, Adrian F Low, Huay Cheem Tan, Joshua P Loh
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the target lesion failure (TLF) rate of the SYNERGY stent in all-comers, multiethnic Asian population. BACKGROUND: Currently, most drug eluting stents deliver anti-proliferative drugs from a durable polymer which is associated with a risk of late stent thrombosis. The novel everolimus-eluting, platinum chromium SYNERGY stent is coated with a bioabsorbable abluminal polymer that resolves within 4 months. METHODS: This was a prospective, single center registry of consecutive patients treated with the SYNERGY stent between December 2012 and April 2015...
March 7, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Sasha Mintz, Ethan Jamison, Kirk Bol
Suicide is a public health concern with risks that vary between occupation groups. Many suicide victims with a health care occupation die by poisoning, but few studies have epidemiologically studied this association. The objective of this study was to quantify the increased risk of suicide death by poisoning among health care professionals in Colorado. Eleven years (2004-2014, N = 8,753) of suicide deaths in Colorado were compiled from the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System. A retrospective cohort study using multivariate logistic regression was conducted to examine the risk associated with having a health care occupation and eventual suicide death by poisoning, compared independently to firearm and hanging methods...
March 7, 2018: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
Ho Anh Son, LiFeng Zhang, Bui Khac Cuong, Hoang Van Tong, Le Duy Cuong, Ngo Thu Hang, Hoang Thi My Nhung, Naoki Yamamoto, Nguyen Linh Toan
Oncolytic measles and mumps viruses (MeV, MuV) have a potential for anti-cancer treatment. We examined the anti-tumor activity of MeV, MuV, and MeV-MuV combination (MM) against human solid malignancies (HSM). MeV, MuV, and MM targeted and significantly killed various cancer cell lines of HSM but not normal cells. MM demonstrated a greater anti-tumor effect and prolonged survival in a human prostate cancer xenograft tumor model compared to MeV and MuV. MeV, MuV, and MM significantly induced the expression of immunogenic cell death markers and enhanced spleen-infiltrating immune cells...
February 27, 2018: Cancer Investigation
Nguyen Th Mai, Nicholas Dobbs, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Romain A Colas, Le Tp Thao, Nguyen Tt Thuong, Ho Dt Nghia, Nguyen Hh Hanh, Nguyen T Hang, A Dorothee Heemskerk, Jeremy N Day, Lucy Ly, Do DA Thu, Laura Merson, Evelyne Kestelyn, Marcel Wolbers, Ronald Geskus, David Summers, Nguyen Vv Chau, Jesmond Dalli, Guy E Thwaites
Background Adjunctive dexamethasone reduces mortality from tuberculous meningitis (TBM) but not disability, which is associated with brain infarction. We hypothesised that aspirin prevents TBM-related brain infarction through its anti-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory, and pro-resolution properties. Methods We conducted a randomised controlled trial in HIV-uninfected adults with TBM of daily aspirin 81mg or 1000mg, or placebo, added to the first 60 days of anti-tuberculosis drugs and dexamethasone (NCT02237365)...
February 27, 2018: ELife
Ke Zhang, Xiangjun Kong, Guangde Feng, Wei Xiang, Long Chen, Fang Yang, Chunyu Cao, Yifei Ding, Hang Chen, Mingxing Chu, Pingqing Wang, Baoyun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of the death from gynecologic malignancies. Hypoxia is closely related to the malignant growth of cells. However, the molecular mechanism of hypoxia-regulated ovarian cancer cells remains unclear. Thus, this study was conducted to identify the key genes and pathways implicated in the regulation of hypoxia by bioinformatics analysis. METHODS: Using the datasets of GSE53012 downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were screened by comparing the RNA expression from cycling hypoxia group, chronic hypoxia group, and control group...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Ovarian Research
Xueting Ye, Jing Xie, Hang Huang, Zhexian Deng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Melanoma antigen A6 (MAGEA6) is a cancer-specific ubiquitin ligase of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). The current study tested MAGEA6 expression and potential function in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). METHODS: MAGEA6 and AMPK expression in human RCC tissues and RCC cells were tested by Western blotting assay and qRT-PCR assay. shRNA method was applied to knockdown MAGEA6 in human RCC cells. Cell survival and proliferation were tested by MTT assay and BrdU ELISA assay, respectively...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Stanley S Nyirenda, Bernard M Hang Ombe, Edgar Simulundu, Evans Mulenga, Ladslav Moonga, Robert S Machang U, Gerald Misinzo, Bukheti S Kilonzo
BACKGROUND: Plague is a flea-borne zoonotic and invasive disease caused by a gram negative coccobacillus bacterium called Yersinia pestis. Plague has caused three devastating pandemics globally namely: the Justinian, Black Death and Oriental plague. The disease in the Eastern Province of Zambia has been reported in Nyimba and Sinda Districts in the past 15 years. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular epidemiology of plague in the two affected districts. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), targeting Plasminogen activator gene (pla gene) of Y...
January 4, 2018: BMC Microbiology
Zhi-Xian Yin, Wei Hang, Gang Liu, Yi-Shu Wang, Xiang-Feng Shen, Qian-Hui Sun, Dong-Dong Li, Yong-Ping Jian, Yang-He Zhang, Cheng-Shi Quan, Qinghua Zeng, Yu-Lin Li, Rui-Xun Zhao, Qiang Ding, Zhi-Xiang Xu
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. Mutations of TP53 may reach 70% - 85% in HNSCC patients without human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Recurrence rate remains particularly high for HNSCC patients with mutations in the TP53 gene although patients are responsive to surgery, irradiation, and chemotherapy early in the treatment. p53-Reactivation and Induction of Massive Apoptosis-1 (PRIMA-1) and its methylated analogue PRIMA-1 Met (also known as APR-246) are quinuclidine compounds that rescue the DNA-binding activity of mutant p53 (mut-p53) and restore the potential of wild-type p53...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Érica Assunção Carmo, Patrícia Honório Silva Santos, Bárbara Santos Ribeiro, Carine de Jesus Soares, Maria Lydia Aroz D'Almeida Santana, Eliane Dos Santos Bomfim, Bruno Gonçalves de Oliveira, Juliana da Silva Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: to describe sociodemographic aspects and time evolution of mortality due to suicide among elderly individuals in Bahia State, Brazil, from 1996 to 2013. METHODS: time series descriptive and ecological study, with data from the Mortality Information System (SIM); Prais-Winsten regression was used for trend analysis and to calculate annual percent change (APC). RESULTS: 858 deaths due to suicide were identified in elderly in Bahia; 85...
February 1, 2018: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
Frances Mercer, Shek Hang Ng, Taylor M Brown, Grace Boatman, Patricia J Johnson
T. vaginalis, a human-infective parasite, causes the most common nonviral sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide and contributes to adverse inflammatory disorders. The immune response to T. vaginalis is poorly understood. Neutrophils (polymorphonuclear cells [PMNs]) are the major immune cell present at the T. vaginalis-host interface and are thought to clear T. vaginalis. However, the mechanism of PMN clearance of T. vaginalis has not been characterized. We demonstrate that human PMNs rapidly kill T...
February 6, 2018: PLoS Biology
Shanshan Zhai, Haitao Xu, Chaomei Fan, Yinjian Yang, Fei Hang, Xiying Guo, Hongyue Wang, Fujian Duan, Jun Yan
BACKGROUND: Data on the outcomes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) with biventricular obstruction are limited. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to compare mid-term outcomes of biventricular outflow tract obstruction (BVOTO) HCM, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) HCM and nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (NO-HCM) in children and adolescents who were treated with standard medication or surgical resection. METHODS: This retrospective study identified 21 BVOTO patients and recruited 27 LVOTO and 24 NO-HCM patients younger than 18 years presenting at our institution...
2018: PloS One
Y Yahata, N Ohshima, F Odaira, N Nakamura, H Ichikawa, K Matsuno, J Shuri, T Toyozawa, J Terajima, H Watanabe, K Nakashima, T Sunagawa, K Taniguchi, N Okabe
An outbreak of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 occurred in multiple prefectures of Japan in November 2009. We conducted two case-control studies with trace-back and trace-forward investigations to determine the source. The case definition was met by 21 individuals; 14 (66.7%) were hospitalised, but no haemolytic uraemic syndrome, acute encephalopathy or deaths occurred. Median age was 23 (range 12-48) years and 14 cases were male (66.7%). No significant associations with food were found in a case-control study by local public health centres, but our matched case-control study using Internet surveys found that beef hanging tender (or hanger steak), derived from the diaphragm of the cattle, was significantly associated with illness (odds ratio = 15...
February 5, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
Xiao-Xue Li, Zhi-Jing Wang, Yu Zheng, Yun-Feng Guan, Peng-Bo Yang, Xiang Chen, Cong Peng, Jian-Ping He, Yuan-Li Ai, Sheng-Fu Wu, Kun-Yi Chien, Qiao Wu, Hang-Zi Chen
Fatty acid oxidation (FAO) is crucial for cells to overcome metabolic stress by providing ATP and NADPH. However, the mechanism by which FAO is regulated in tumors remains elusive. Here we show that Nur77 is required for the metabolic adaptation of melanoma cells by protecting FAO. Glucose deprivation activates ERK2 to phosphorylate and induce Nur77 translocation to the mitochondria, where Nur77 binds to TPβ, a rate-limiting enzyme in FAO. Although TPβ activity is normally inhibited by oxidation under glucose deprivation, the Nur77-TPβ association results in Nur77 self-sacrifice to protect TPβ from oxidation...
February 1, 2018: Molecular Cell
Hui Yan, Hang Chen, Zhengdong Li, Min Shen, Xianyi Zhuo, Hejian Wu, Ping Xiang
Phosphine is an insecticide for the fumigation of grains, animal feed, and leaf-stored tobacco, and it was used as a rodenticide in bulk grain stores. Phosphine poisoning may occur after accidental inhalation of phosphine, sometimes leading to death. Analysis of phosphine and its metabolites in postmortem specimens from seven fatal cases was conducted in this study, as well as postmortem specimens collected from rabbits exposed to phosphine. The total phosphine in postmortem specimens was analyzed by headspace gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
Guan-Jun Yang, Hai-Jing Zhong, Chung-Nga Ko, Suk-Yu Wong, Kasipandi Vellaisamy, Min Ye, Dik-Lung Ma, Chung-Hang Leung
The rhodium(iii) complex 1 was identified as a potent Wee1 inhibitor in vitro and in cellulo. It decreased Wee1 activity and unscheduled mitotic entry, and induced cell damage and death in TP53-mutated triple-negative breast cancer cells. 1 represents a promising scaffold for further development of more potent metal-based Wee1 antagonists.
January 25, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Michael S Pollanen
Detainees may be subjected to torture and extra-judicial execution by State actors and terrorists. But, the pathology of torture has not been well-described. This is due to the lack of autopsies performed on victims of torture, mostly due to the disposal of the bodies of the victims by their torturers. On this basis, the cause of death of detainees subjected to torture is often a matter of speculation or remains obscure. This paper provides an overview of the pathology of torture based on the authour's experience with the autopsies of torture victims...
December 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
Helen Zhao, Guy A Perkins, Hang Yao, David Callacondo, Otto Appenzeller, Mark Ellisman, Albert R La Spada, Gabriel G Haddad
Patients with Chronic Mountain Sickness (CMS) suffer from hypo¬xemia, erythrocyto¬sis, and numerous neuro¬logic deficits. Here we used iPSC-derived neu¬rons from both CMS and non-CMS subjects to study CMS neuro¬patho¬logy. We report that CMS neu¬rons have a decreased mito¬chondrial volume density, length and less cristae membrane surface area using transmission electron microscopy. Real-time PCR confirmed a decreased mito¬chondrial DNA content and mito¬chondrial fusion gene OPA1 expression. Immunoblot analysis showed an accumulation of the short isoform of OPA1 (S- OPA1) in CMS neu¬rons, which have reduced ATP levels under normoxia and in¬creased LDH release and caspase 3 activation after hypoxia...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
Wei Hang, Zhi-Xian Yin, Gang Liu, Qinghua Zeng, Xiang-Feng Shen, Qian-Hui Sun, Dong-Dong Li, Yong-Ping Jian, Yang-He Zhang, Yi-Shu Wang, Cheng-Shi Quan, Rui-Xun Zhao, Yu-Lin Li, Zhi-Xiang Xu
TP53 mutations frequently occur in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients without human papillomavirus infection. The recurrence rate for these patients is distinctly high. It has been actively explored to identify agents that target TP53 mutations and restore wild-type (WT) TP53 activities in HNSCC. PRIMA-1 (p53-reactivation and induction of massive apoptosis-1) and its methylated analogue PRIMA-1Met (also called APR-246) were found to be able to reestablish the DNA-binding activity of p53 mutants and reinstate the functions of WT p53...
January 18, 2018: Oncogene
Qi Liu, Hang Zhang, Jian Xu, Dong Zhao
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Neuritin is a neurotrophic factor that regulates neural growth and development. However, the role of neuritin in alleviating TBI has not been investigated. METHODS: In this study, Sprague Dawley rats (n = 144) weighing 300 ± 50 g were categorized into control, sham, TBI and TBI + neuritin groups. The neurological scores and the ultrastructure of cortical neurons, apoptotic cells and caspase-3 were measured by using Garcia scoring system, transmission electron microscopy, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling, Western blot analysis and real-time RT-PCR at various time points post-TBI...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
Yong Sang Lee, Seok-Mo Kim, Bup-Woo Kim, Ho Jin Chang, Soo Young Kim, Cheong Soo Park, Ki Cheong Park, Hang-Seok Chang
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) constitutes less than 2% of total thyroid cancers but accounts for 20-40% of thyroid cancer-related deaths. Cancer stem cell drug resistance represents a primary factor hindering treatment. This study aimed to develop targeted agents against thyroid malignancy, focusing on individual and synergistic effects of HNHA (histone deacetylase), lenvatinib (FGFR), and sorafenib (tyrosine kinase) inhibitors. Patients with biochemically and histologically proven papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and ATC were included...
January 11, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
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