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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667731/hemoglobin-s-monitoring-on-tosoh-g8-in-hemoglobin-a1c-mode-in-case-of-urgent-red-blood-cell-exchange
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Sophie Van Aelst, Helena Claerhout, Elke Nackers, Koen Desmet, Davy Kieffer
BACKGROUND: Pre- and post-transfusion hemoglobin S (HbS) levels are used to document the efficacy of red blood cell exchange (RCE) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). In case of urgent RCE a 24/7 short turn-around time (STAT) analysis, with the ability to identify and quantify HbS, is warranted. The use of TOSOH G8 (Tosoh Europe) is evaluated for this purpose, using the variant HbA1c mode. METHODS: Analytical performance of the HbS analysis on TOSOH G8 in variant HbA1c mode was evaluated, including assessment of imprecision and linearity for HbS...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666362/cooperative-stat-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-regulates-lymphoma-metabolic-reprogramming-and-aberrant-got2-expression
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Maren Feist, Philipp Schwarzfischer, Paul Heinrich, Xueni Sun, Judith Kemper, Frederike von Bonin, Paula Perez-Rubio, Franziska Taruttis, Thorsten Rehberg, Katja Dettmer, Wolfram Gronwald, Jörg Reinders, Julia C Engelmann, Jan Dudek, Wolfram Klapper, Lorenz Trümper, Rainer Spang, Peter J Oefner, Dieter Kube
Knowledge of stromal factors that have a role in the transcriptional regulation of metabolic pathways aside from c-Myc is fundamental to improvements in lymphoma therapy. Using a MYC-inducible human B-cell line, we observed the cooperative activation of STAT3 and NF-κB by IL10 and CpG stimulation. We show that IL10 + CpG-mediated cell proliferation of MYClow cells depends on glutaminolysis. By 13 C- and 15 N-tracing of glutamine metabolism and metabolite rescue experiments, we demonstrate that GOT2 provides aspartate and nucleotides to cells with activated or aberrant Jak/STAT and NF-κB signaling...
April 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666117/novel-insights-into-the-pathogenesis-of-t-cell-lymphomas
#3
John S Van Arnam, Megan S Lim, Kojo S J Elenitoba-Johnson
T-cell lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of rare malignancies with overlapping clinical, immunologic and histologic features. Recent advances in our understanding of T-cell differentiation based on gene expression profiling, next-generation sequencing (NGS) and transgenic mouse modeling studies have better elucidated the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying the diverse biology of T-cell lymphomas. These studies show that while genetic alterations in epigenetic modifiers are implicated in all subtypes of T-cell lymphomas, specific subtypes demonstrate enrichment for particular recurrent alterations targeting specific genes...
April 17, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665657/recent-advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-primary-myelofibrosis
#4
Katsuto Takenaka, Kazuya Shimoda, Koichi Akashi
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) in which dysregulation of the Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling pathways is the major pathogenic mechanism. Most patients with PMF carry a driver mutation in the JAK2, MPL (myeloproliferative leukemia), or CALR (calreticulin) genes. Mutations in epigenetic regulators and RNA splicing genes may also occur, and play critical roles in PMF disease progression. Based on revised World Health Organization diagnostic criteria for MPNs, both screening for driver mutations and bone marrow biopsy are required for a specific diagnosis...
April 20, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663170/racial-ethnic-disparities-and-incidence-of-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-results-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-program-2000-2014
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Erin C Peckham-Gregory, Roberto E Montenegro, David A Stevenson, David H Viskochil, Michael E Scheurer, Philip J Lupo, Joshua D Schiffman
BACKGROUND: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are rare tumors, generally high-grade, and comprise ~ 5-10% of soft tissue sarcomas. Over two-thirds of MPNSTs metastasize, and upwards of 40% clinically recur. Etiologic risk factors for MPNSTs are historically understudied. There is evidence to suggest MPNST incidence differs across racial/ethnic groups in pediatric populations. Therefore, we sought to estimate differences in MPNST incidence by race/ethnicity among all ages in the United States...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662665/molecular-mechanism-of-action-and-potential-biomarkers-of-growth-inhibition-of-synergistic-combination-of-afatinib-and-dasatinib-against-gefitinib-resistant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Miao Wang, Alex Yuang-Chi Chang
Epidermal growth factor receptor - tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) is the first choice of treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harbouring activating EGFR mutations. However, single agent usually has limited efficacy due to heterogeneous resistant mechanisms of cancer cells. Thus drug combination therapy would offer more benefits by synergistic interactions and avoidance of resistance emergence. In this study, we selected 8 NSCLC cell lines with different genetic characteristics as research models to investigate the efficacy of 4 agents (gefitinib, cetuximab, afatinib and dasatinib) and their combinations...
March 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662489/immunological-approaches-towards-cancer-and-inflammation-a-cross-talk
#7
REVIEW
Xinglong Qu, Ying Tang, Shucheng Hua
The inflammation is the protective response of the body against various harmful stimuli; however, the aberrant and inappropriate activation tends to become harmful. The acute inflammatory response tends to resolved once the offending agent is subside but this acute response becomes chronic in nature when the body is unable to successfully neutralized the noxious stimuli. This chronic inflammatory microenvironment is associated with the release of various pro-inflammatory and oncogenic mediators such as nitric oxide (NO), cytokines [IL-1β, IL-2, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)], growth factor, and chemokines...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662124/stag2-deficiency-induces-interferon-responses-via-cgas-sting-pathway-and-restricts-virus-infection
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Siyuan Ding, Jonathan Diep, Ningguo Feng, Lili Ren, Bin Li, Yaw Shin Ooi, Xin Wang, Kevin F Brulois, Linda L Yasukawa, Xingnan Li, Calvin J Kuo, David A Solomon, Jan E Carette, Harry B Greenberg
Cohesin is a multi-subunit nuclear protein complex that coordinates sister chromatid separation during cell division. Highly frequent somatic mutations in genes encoding core cohesin subunits have been reported in multiple cancer types. Here, using a genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screening approach to identify host dependency factors and novel innate immune regulators of rotavirus (RV) infection, we demonstrate that the loss of STAG2, an important component of the cohesin complex, confers resistance to RV replication in cell culture and human intestinal enteroids...
April 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662014/interferon-independent-non-canonical-stat-activation-and-virus-induced-inflammation
#9
REVIEW
Yuchen Nan, Chunyan Wu, Yan-Jin Zhang
Interferons (IFNs) are a group of secreted proteins that play critical roles in antiviral immunity, antitumor activity, activation of cytotoxic T cells, and modulation of host immune responses. IFNs are cytokines, and bind receptors on cell surfaces to trigger signal transduction. The major signaling pathway activated by IFNs is the JAK/STAT (Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription) pathway, a complex pathway involved in both viral and host survival strategies. On the one hand, viruses have evolved strategies to escape from antiviral host defenses evoked by IFN-activated JAK/STAT signaling...
April 14, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660503/high-circulatory-leptin-mediated-nox-2-peroxynitrite-mir21-axis-activate-mesangial-cells-and-promotes-renal-inflammatory-pathology-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Firas Alhasson, Ratanesh Kumar Seth, Sutapa Sarkar, Diana A Kimono, Muayad S Albadrani, Diptadip Dattaroy, Varun Chandrashekaran, Geoffrey I Scott, Samir Raychoudhury, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Prakash Nagarkatti, Anna Mae Diehl, Saurabh Chatterjee
High circulatory insulin and leptin followed by underlying inflammation are often ascribed to the ectopic manifestations in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) but the exact molecular pathways remain unclear. We have shown previously that CYP2E1-mediated oxidative stress and circulating leptin in NAFLD is associated with renal disease severity. Extending the studies, we hypothesized that high circulatory leptin in NAFLD causes renal mesangial cell activation and tubular inflammation via a NOX2 dependent pathway that upregulates proinflammatory miR21...
April 7, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660465/jageum-jung-improves-2-4-dinitrochlorobenzene-induced-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-in-mice-and-suppresses-pro-inflammatory-chemokine-production-by-inhibiting-tnf-%C3%AE-ifn-%C3%AE-induced-stat-1-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-hacat-cells
#11
Ju-Hye Yang, Hyun Ju Do, Esther Lee, Nam-Hui Yim, Won-Kyung Cho, Kwang-Il Park, Jin Yeul Ma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Jageum-Jung (JGJ) is an oriental herbal formula comprising five herbs (Melaphis chinensis Bell, Cremastra variabilis Nakai, Knoxia valerianoides Thorel, Euphorbia lathyris L., and Moschus moschiferus L.). It has been used for detoxification and treating cancer and inflammatory diseases in China, Japan, and Korea. However, the mechanism of action of JGJ on keratinocyte inflammatory response is poorly understood. AIM OF THE STUDY: In the present study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory mechanism of JGJ and studied the effects of JGJ on atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions in mice...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658985/using-rotational-thromboelastometry-clot-firmness-at-5-minutes-rotem-%C3%A2-extem-a5-to-predict-massive-transfusion-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-trauma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-1146-patients
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J M Kelly, S Rizoli, P Veigas, S Hollands, A Min
Viscoelastic assays such as TEG® and ROTEM® are increasingly used to guide transfusion of blood products. The EXTEM assay maximum clot firmness (MCF) is a ROTEM measure available after 25-29 min used to guide early decisions. EXTEM A10, the clot firmness at 10 min, is an accepted early surrogate, but investigators differ on whether A5, the clot firmness at 5 min, is acceptable. We re-examined this in a retrospective observational analysis of 1146 trauma patients in one centre who had ROTEM data recorded. A5 and A10 both correlated well with maximum clot firmness, with Pearson coefficients of r = 0...
April 16, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658791/high-throughput-gene-expression-profiles-to-define-drug-similarity-and-predict-compound-activity
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Hans De Wolf, Laure Cougnaud, Kirsten Van Hoorde, An De Bondt, Joerg K Wegner, Hugo Ceulemans, Hinrich Göhlmann
By adding biological information, beyond the chemical properties and desired effect of a compound, uncharted compound areas and connections can be explored. In this study, we add transcriptional information for 31K compounds of Janssen's primary screening deck, using the HT L1000 platform and assess (a) the transcriptional connection score for generating compound similarities, (b) machine learning algorithms for generating target activity predictions, and (c) the scaffold hopping potential of the resulting hits...
April 2018: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658568/circular-rna-circcdk13-suppresses-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-modulating-the-jak-stat-and-pi3k-akt-pathways-in-liver-cancer
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Qu Lin, Yun-Biao Ling, Jun-Wei Chen, Chu-Ren Zhou, Jie Chen, Xing Li, Ming-Sheng Huang
Circular RNAs have recently been disclosed as potential biomarkers for human cancers. This study aimed to characterize the expression and function of a novel circular RNA, circCDK13, in liver cancer progression, as well as to elucide the underlying mechanisms. For this purpose, circCDK13 expression was quantitatively analyzed by RT-PCR in various liver cancer cell lines and human cancerous tissues. The migration, cell cycle progression, proliferation and invasion of liver cancer cells with an enhanced circCDK13 expression were evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium, inner salt (MTS) assay, flow cytometry and the Transwell culture system...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658372/mir-340-affects-gastric-cancer-cell-proliferation-cycle-and-apoptosis-through-regulating-socs3-jak-stat-signaling-pathway
#15
Chunhong Xiao, Hong Hong, Haizhong Yu, Jianfen Yuan, Chunyan Guo, Hongyan Cao, Weibing Li
OBJECTIVE: Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) signaling pathway is closely related to tumorigenesis. Suppressors of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) is a negative regulator of JAK-STAT signaling pathway. MiR-340 expression is significantly upregulated in gastric cancer (GC) tissue. This study investigated the role of miR-340 in regulating SOCS3 expression and affecting GC cell proliferation, cycle, and apoptosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Dual luciferase assay was used to verify the targeted relationship between miR-340 and SOCS3...
April 16, 2018: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656647/tea-polysaccharides-inhibits-colitis-associated-colorectal-cancer-via-interleukin-6-stat3-pathway
#16
Li-Qiao Liu, Mingyue Shen, Shao-Ping Nie, Jie-Lun Hu, Qiang Yu, Deming Gong, Ming-Yong Xie
The interleukin-6 (IL-6)/signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)-3 signaling pathway regulates survival and proliferation of intestinal epithelial cells, and has profound impact on the tumorigenesis of colitis-associated cancer (CAC). Tea polysaccharides (TPS) is the major nutraceutical component isolated from tea-leaves and is known to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antitumor bi-oactivities. Here, we investigated the antitumor activities of TPS on CAC using the azoxymethane/dextran sulfate sodium (AOM/DSS) mouse model and IL-6-induced colorectal cancer cell line (CT26), and determined whether TPS exerted its antitumor effects through the IL-6/STAT3 pathway...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655616/role-of-innate-immunity-in-pathophysiology-of-classical-swine-fever-virus-infection
#17
REVIEW
Mohsan Ullah Goraya, Fozia Ziaghum, Shilong Chen, Ali Raza, Ye Chen
Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) infection causes mild to severe diseases among pigs, depending on the age and immune status of the host and viral strains. CSFV targets various cells, including macrophages and conventional and plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Classical swine fever is one of the most devastating diseases of pigs which leads to high morbidity and mortality, and causes significant economic loss worldwide. In response to infection with CSFV, host innate immune system eliminates the virus by recognizing specific viral molecules via distinct cellular pattern recognition receptors...
April 12, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651410/analysis-of-micrornas-expression-profiles-in-madin-darby-bovine-kidney-cells-infected-with-caprine-parainfluenza-virus-type-3
#18
Jizong Li, Li Mao, Wenliang Li, Fei Hao, Chunyan Zhong, Xing Zhu, Xinqin Ji, Leilei Yang, Wenwen Zhang, Maojun Liu, Jieyuan Jiang
Caprine parainfluenza virus type 3 (CPIV3) is a newly emerging pathogenic respiratory agent infecting both young and adult goats, and it was identified in eastern China in 2013. Cellular microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to be important modulators of the intricate virus-host interactions. In order to elucidate the role of miRNAs in madin-darby bovine kidney (MDBK) cells during CPIV3 infection. In this study, we performed high-throughput sequencing technology to analyze small RNA libraries in CPIV3-infected and mock-infected MDBK cells...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651336/pi3k-p38-and-jak-stat-signalling-in-bronchial-tissue-from-patients-with-asthma-following-allergen-challenge
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Thomas Southworth, Sarah Mason, Alan Bell, Isabel Ramis, Marta Calbet, Anna Domenech, Neus Prats, Montserrat Miralpeix, Dave Singh
Background: Inhaled allergen challenges are often used to evaluate novel asthma treatments in early phase clinical trials. Current novel therapeutic targets in asthma include phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K) delta and gamma, p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38) and Janus kinase/Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (JAK/STAT) signalling pathways. The activation of these pathways following allergen exposure in atopic asthma patients it is not known. Methods: We collected bronchial biopsies from 11 atopic asthma patients at baseline and after allergen challenge to investigate biomarkers of PI3K, p38 MAPK and JAK/STAT activation by immunohistochemistry...
2018: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650801/the-role-of-jak2-inhibitors-in-mpn-seven-years-after-approval
#20
Francesco Passamonti, Margherita Maffioli
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) include essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera (PV) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Phenotype-driver mutations of JAK2, CALR and MPL genes are present in MPNs and can be variably combined with additional mutations. Driver mutations entail a constitutive activation of the JAK2/STAT pathway, the key signaling cascade in MPNs. Among JAK2 inhibitors (JAKis), ruxolitinib (RUX) has been approved for the treatment of intermediate and high risk myelofibrosis (MF) and of PV inadequately controlled by or intolerant of hydroxyurea...
April 12, 2018: Blood
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