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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350989/mir-219-cooperates-with-mir-338-in-myelination-and-promotes-myelin-repair-in-the-cns
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Haibo Wang, Ana Lis Moyano, Zhangyan Ma, Yaqi Deng, Yifeng Lin, Chuntao Zhao, Liguo Zhang, Minqing Jiang, Xuelian He, Zhixing Ma, Fanghui Lu, Mei Xin, Wenhao Zhou, Sung Ok Yoon, Ernesto R Bongarzone, Q Richard Lu
A lack of sufficient oligodendrocyte myelination contributes to remyelination failure in demyelinating disorders. miRNAs have been implicated in oligodendrogenesis; however, their functions in myelin regeneration remained elusive. Through developmentally regulated targeted mutagenesis, we demonstrate that miR-219 alleles are critical for CNS myelination and remyelination after injury. Further deletion of miR-338 exacerbates the miR-219 mutant hypomyelination phenotype. Conversely, miR-219 overexpression promotes precocious oligodendrocyte maturation and regeneration processes in transgenic mice...
March 27, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345393/inhibitory-effects-of-3%C3%AE-hydroxy-lup-20-29-en-23-28-dioic-acid-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-tnf-%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-and-the-high-mobility-group-box-1-release-in-macrophages
#2
Xiang-Qian Liu, Qin-Peng Zou, Jian-Jun Huang, Chang-Soo Yook, Wan-Kyunn Whang, Hyeong-Kyu Lee, Ok-Kyoung Kwon
We investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of 3α-hydroxy-lup-20(29)-en-23, 28-dioic acid (HLEDA)-a lupane-type triterpene isolated from leaves of Acanthopanax gracilistylus W. W.Smith (AGS), as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW264.7 cells. Our results demonstrated that HLEDA concentration-dependently reduced the production of nitric oxide (NO), significantly suppressed LPS-induced expression of TNF-α and IL-1β at the mRNA and protein levels in RAW264...
March 27, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344965/tuberculous-peritonitis-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Sukyung Jung, Nae Ri Yun, Jeong Ok Kim, Jeong Hoon Lee, Ho Yeon Kim, Eunseop Song, Byoung Ick Lee, Sung Ook Hwang, Soo Ran Choi
Tuberculous peritonitis in pregnancy is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis that is not easily diagnosed. The clinical presentations of tuberculous peritonitis are usually non-specific and mimic those of other diseases, such as ovarian malignancy or chronic liver disease, and this non-specificity can cause diagnostic delays and complications. The authors report the case of a 31-year-old primigravida woman who presented with uncontrolled fever, dyspnea, elevated liver enzymes, and mild abdominal distension at 13+2 weeks of gestation...
March 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344959/surgical-technique-for-single-port-laparoscopy-in-huge-ovarian-tumors-sw-kim-s-technique-and-comparison-to-laparotomy
#4
Jeong Sook Kim, In Ok Lee, Kyung Jin Eoh, Young Shin Chung, Inha Lee, Jung-Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Young Tae Kim, Sang Wun Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to introduce a method to remove huge ovarian tumors (≥15 cm) intact with single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) using SW Kim's technique and to compare the surgical outcomes with those of laparotomy. METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for patients who underwent either SPLS (n=21) with SW Kim's technique using a specially designed 30×30-cm(2)-sized 3XL LapBag or laparotomy (n=22) for a huge ovarian tumor from December 2008 to May 2016...
March 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343198/-why-ovarian-cancer-cells-escape-from-immune-surveillance
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Iwona Wertel, Karolina Okła, Justyna Surówka, Monika Bilska, Grzegorz Polak, Wiesława Bednarek, Jan Kotarski
Ovarian cancer is a malignancy of high mortality rates. In respect of the number of deaths caused by cancers it occupies the fourth place among women in Poland. Recent studies are focusing on the role of immune system in ovarian cancer pathogenesis. It has been reported that immune response against ovarian cancer cells may be inhibited by a number of immunosuppressive mechanisms active in cancer microenvironment. It causes difficulties in recognizing and destroying cancer cells by immune system which leads to the development of immune tolerance and is associated with a low efficacy of standard therapeutic strategies...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339826/the-importance-of-considering-competing-treatment-affecting-prognosis-in-the-evaluation-of-therapy-in-trials-the-example-of-renal-transplantation-in-hemodialysis-trials
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C Marijn Hazelbag, Sanne A E Peters, Peter J Blankestijn, Michiel L Bots, Bernard Canaud, Andrew Davenport, Muriel P C Grooteman, Fatih Kircelli, Francesco Locatelli, Francisco Maduell, Marion Morena, Menso J Nubé, Ercan Ok, Ferran Torres, Arno W Hoes, Rolf H H Groenwold
Background.: During the follow-up in a randomized controlled trial (RCT), participants may receive additional (non-randomly allocated) treatment that affects the outcome. Typically such additional treatment is not taken into account in evaluation of the results. Two pivotal trials of the effects of hemodiafiltration (HDF) versus hemodialysis (HD) on mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease reported differing results. We set out to evaluate to what extent methods to take other treatments (i...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338507/ny-eso-1-protein-cancer-vaccine-with-poly-iclc-and-ok-432-rapid-and-strong-induction-of-ny-eso-1-specific-immune-responses-by-poly-iclc
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Tomohira Takeoka, Hirotsugu Nagase, Koji Kurose, Yoshihiro Ohue, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Eiichi Sato, Midori Isobe, Takayuki Kanazawa, Mitsunobu Matsumoto, Kota Iwahori, Atsunari Kawashima, Akiko Morimoto-Okazawa, Hiroyoshi Nishikawa, Mikio Oka, Linda Pan, Ralph Venhaus, Eiichi Nakayama, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki, Hisashi Wada
We conducted a clinical trial of a cancer vaccine using NY-ESO-1 protein with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid-poly-L-lysine carboxymethylcellulose (poly-ICLC) and/or OK-432 against solid tumors. A total of 15 patients were sequentially enrolled in 4 cohorts. Patients in cohort 1 received NY-ESO-1 protein; cohort 2a received NY-ESO-1 protein+OK-432; cohort 2b received NY-ESO-1 protein+poly-ICLC; cohort 3 received NY-ESO-1 protein+OK-432+poly-ICLC with Montanide ISA-51. The endpoints of this trial were safety, NY-ESO-1 immune responses, and clinical response...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338460/role-of-computed-tomography-volumetry-in-estimating-liver-weights-in-surgical-patients-with-hepatic-steatosis
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Yeonjung Ha, Ju Hyun Shim, Gi-Won Song, Seon-Ok Kim, Tae-Yong Ha, Dong-Hwan Jung, Kang Mo Kim, Young-Suk Lim, Han Chu Lee, Sung-Gyu Lee
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess the accuracy of computed tomography volumetry in estimating liver volume in steatotic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We divided 641 liver donors (mean age 27 years, 71% male) into 4 groups according to the extent of steatosis on predonation biopsy: with < 5% comprising group 1, 5% to 9% comprising group 2, 10% to 19% comprising group 3, and ≥ 20% comprising group 4. Graft mass estimation error (%) was calculated as follows: [(computed tomography-measured volume minus graft weight)/graft weight] × 100...
April 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338249/epidemiology-species-distribution-clinical-characteristics-and-mortality-of-candidaemia-in-a-tertiary-care-university-hospital-in-turkey-2007-2014
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Ayşegül Yeşilkaya, Özlem Azap, Mehtap Aydın, Mehtap Akçil Ok
Candidaemia still continues to be a serious medical concern and the epidemiology of candidaemia varies according to geographical areas. We aim to determine the incidence, local epidemiology, Candida species distribution and crude mortality rates of candidaemia. We retrospectively evaluated candidaemia episodes in between January 2007 and August 2014. We compared demographic, clinical, microbiological findings and mortality rates of episodes caused by Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida species. Overall the candidaemia incidences were 1...
March 24, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337794/muramyl-dipeptide-a-shared-structural-motif-of-peptidoglycans-is-a-novel-inducer-of-bone-formation-through-induction-of-runx2
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Ok-Jin Park, Jiseon Kim, Jihyun Yang, Cheol-Heui Yun, Seung Hyun Han
Peptidoglycan fragments released from gut microbiota can be delivered to the bone marrow and affect bone metabolism. Here, we investigated the regulation of bone metabolism by muramyl dipeptide (MDP), which is a shared structural unit of peptidoglycans. Increased bone and mineral density by enhanced bone formation were observed in mice administered with MDP. Remarkably, pre-treatment or post-treatment with MDP alleviated bone loss in RANKL-induced osteoporosis mouse models. MDP directly augmented osteoblast differentiation and bone-forming gene expression by Runx2 activation...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337620/date-palm-waste-derived-biochar-composites-with-silica-and-zeolite-synthesis-characterization-and-implication-for-carbon-stability-and-recalcitrant-potential
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Munir Ahmad, Mahtab Ahmad, Adel R A Usman, Abdullah S Al-Faraj, Adel Abduljabbar, Yong Sik Ok, Mohammad I Al-Wabel
Engineered organo-mineral composites were synthesized from date palm waste biochar and silica or zeolite via mechanochemical treatments. Date palm tree rachis (leaves) waste biomass was pre-treated with silica or zeolite minerals via ball milling and sonication prior to pyrolysis at 600 °C. The resultant organo-mineral composites and pristine materials were characterized using X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric-differential thermal (TG-DTA), Fourier transform infrared, scanning electron microscope analyses and surface area and porosity analyzer to investigate the variations in physiochemical and structural characteristics...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336530/using-chiral-tactoids-as-optical-probes-to-study-the-aggregation-behavior-of-chromonics
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Karthik Nayani, Jinxin Fu, Rui Chang, Jung Ok Park, Mohan Srinivasarao
Tactoids are nuclei of an orientationally ordered nematic phase that emerge upon cooling the isotropic phase. In addition to providing a natural setting for exploring chromonics under confinement, we show that tactoids can also serve as optical probes to delineate the role of temperature and concentration in the aggregation behavior of chromonics. For high concentrations, we observe the commonly reported elongated bipolar tactoids. As the concentration is lowered, breaking of achiral symmetry in the director configuration is observed with a predominance of twisted bipolar tactoids...
March 23, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336378/optimized-biodegradable-polymeric-reservoir-mediated-local-and-sustained-co-delivery-of-dendritic-cells-and-oncolytic-adenovirus-co-expressing-il-12-and-gm-csf-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Eonju Oh, Jung-Eun Oh, JinWoo Hong, YoonHo Chung, Yunki Lee, Ki Dong Park, Sungwan Kim, Chae-Ok Yun
Administration of dendritic cells (DCs) combined with oncolytic adenovirus (Ad) expressing antitumor cytokines induces a potent antitumor effect and antitumor immunity by ameliorating the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. However, this combination therapy has significant limitations due to rapid dissemination and inactivation of the therapeutics at the tumor site, necessitating multiple injections of both therapeutics. To overcome these limitations, we have utilized gelatin-based hydrogel to co-deliver oncolytic Ad co-expressing interleukin (IL)-12 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) (oAd) and DCs for sustained release of both therapeutics...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335206/cytotoxic-induction-and-photoacoustic-imaging-of-breast-cancer-cells-using-astaxanthin-reduced-gold-nanoparticles
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Subramaniyan Bharathiraja, Panchanathan Manivasagan, Nhat Quang Bui, Yun-Ok Oh, In Gweon Lim, Suhyun Park, Junghwan Oh
Astaxanthin, a kind of photosynthetic pigment, was employed for gold nanoparticle formation. Nanoparticles were characterized using Ulteraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction, and the possible presence of astaxanthin functional groups were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The cytotoxic effect of synthesized nanoparticles was evaluated against MDA-MB-231 (human breast cancer cells) using a tetrazolium-based assay, and synthesized nanoparticles exhibited dose-dependent toxicity...
April 20, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334617/comparison-of-two-dimensional-synthesized-mammogram-2dsm-and-conventional-full-field-digital-mammogram-ffdm-for-evaluation-of-breast-cancer
#15
Gayoung Choi, Ok Hee Woo, Hye Seon Shin, Seonah Jang, Kyu Ran Cho, Bo Kyoung Seo
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic efficacy of 2DSM and FFDM for evaluation of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective observer performance study was done by 3 breast radiologists. The diagnostic accuracy, image quality, and detailed lesion characterization of each 2DSM and FFDM were evaluated blindly to determine superior modality. RESULTS: The diagnostic accuracy was not significantly different between two modalities. The image quality was superior in 2DSM (p-value 0...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332174/effects-of-carbon-nanotube-and-biochar-on-bioavailability-of-pb-cu-and-sb-in-multi-metal-contaminated-soil
#16
Meththika Vithanage, Indika Herath, Yaser A Almaroai, Anushka Upamali Rajapaksha, Longbin Huang, Jwa-Kyung Sung, Sang Soo Lee, Yong Sik Ok
This study examined the effects of carbon nanotube and biochar on the bioavailability of Pb, Cu and Sb in the shooting range soils for developing low-cost remediation technology. Commercially available multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) and biochar pyrolyzed from soybean stover at 300 °C (BC) at 0.5, 1 and 2.5% (w w(-1)) were used to remediate the contaminated soil in an incubation experiment. Both DTPA (bioavailable) and TCLP (leaching) extraction procedures were used to compare the metal/loid availability and leaching by the amendments in soil...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332082/detection-of-terrain-indices-related-to-soil-salinity-and-mapping-salt-affected-soils-using-remote-sensing-and-geostatistical-techniques
#17
Hela Triki Fourati, Moncef Bouaziz, Mourad Benzina, Samir Bouaziz
Traditional surveying methods of soil properties over landscapes are dramatically cost and time-consuming. Thus, remote sensing is a proper choice for monitoring environmental problem. This research aims to study the effect of environmental factors on soil salinity and to map the spatial distribution of this salinity over the southern east part of Tunisia by means of remote sensing and geostatistical techniques. For this purpose, we used Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer data to depict geomorphological parameters: elevation, slope, plan curvature (PLC), profile curvature (PRC), and aspect...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331745/correlations-between-oncotype-dx-recurrence-score-and-classic-risk-factors-in-early-breast-cancer-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-study-in-turkey
#18
Vahit Özmen, Ajlan Atasoy, Erhan Gökmen, Mustafa Özdoğan, Nilufer Güler, Cihan Uras, Engin Ok, Orhan Demircan, Abdurrahman Işıkkdoğan, Neslihan Cabioğlu, Fatma Şen, Pınar Saip
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among Turkish women and the rate of early stage disease is increasing. The Oncotype DX 21-gene assay is predictive of distant recurrence in ER-positive, HER2-negative early breast cancer. We aimed to evaluate the correlations between Recurrence Score (RS) and routine risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten academic centers across Turkey participated in this prospective trial. Consecutive patients with breast cancer who had pT1-3, pN0-N1mic, ER-positive, and HER2-negative tumors were identified at tumor conferences...
July 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330870/nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-enhances-carcinogenesis-by-suppressing-apoptosis-and-promoting-autophagy-in-nickel-transformed-cells
#19
Young-Ok Son, Poyil Pratheeshkumar, Sasidharan Padmaja Divya, Zhuo Zhang, Xianglin Shi
Nickel-containing compounds are used widely in industry. Nickel is a known human carcinogen that primarily targets the lungs. Proposed mechanisms of nickel-induced carcinogenesis include disruption of cellular iron homeostasis, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and induction of hypoxia signaling. The precise molecular mechanisms of nickel-induced malignant transformation and tumor development remain unclear. This study shows that the transcription factor Nrf2 is highly expressed in lung tumor tissue and in nickel-transformed human lung bronchial epithelial BEAS-2B cells (NiT cells)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328855/head-to-head-comparison-of-11c-pib-and-18f-fc119s-for-a%C3%AE-imaging-in-healthy-subjects-mild-cognitive-impairment-patients-and-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
#20
Byung Hyun Byun, Byung Il Kim, Su Yeon Park, In Ok Ko, Kyo Chul Lee, Kyeong Min Kim, Yu Kyeong Kim, Jun-Young Lee, Seon Hee Bu, Jung Hwa Kim, Dae Yoon Chi, Jeong Ho Ha, Sang Moo Lim
As a new beta amyloid (Aβ) positron emission tomography (PET) tracer, F-FC119S has shown higher cortical uptake in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) than that in healthy control subjects without adverse effects in a previous preliminary study. The aim of this study was to compare F-FC119S PET and C-PiB PET in healthy control (HC) subjects, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients, and AD patients.A total of 48 subjects, including 28 HC subjects, 10 MCI patients, and 10 AD patients, underwent static F-FC119S PET (30 minutes after intravenous [i...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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