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Romualdo Barroso-Sousa, William T Barry, Ana C Garrido-Castro, F Stephen Hodi, Le Min, Ian E Krop, Sara M Tolaney
Importance: If not promptly recognized, endocrine dysfunction can be life threatening. The incidence and risk of developing such adverse events (AEs) following the use of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) regimens are unknown. Objective: To compare the incidence and risk of endocrine AEs following treatment with US Food and Drug Administration-approved ICI regimens. Data Sources: A PubMed search through July 18, 2016, using the following keywords was performed: "ipilimumab," "MDX-010," "nivolumab," "BMS-963558," "pembrolizumab," "MK-3475," "atezolizumab," "MPDL3280A," and "phase...
September 28, 2017: JAMA Oncology
Vikash Kumar, Nirmala Jagadish, Anil Suri
Ovarian cancer represents one of the most common malignancies among women with very high mortality rate worldwide. A-kinase anchor protein 4 (AKAP4), a unique cancer testis (CT) antigen has been shown to be associated with various malignant properties of cancer cells. However, its involvement in various molecular pathways in ovarian cancer remains unknown. In present investigation, employing gene silencing approach, we examined the role of AKAP4 in cell cycle, apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
Wei Ye, Xiao-Ming Fei, Yu Tang, Xin-Xin Xu, Yan Zhu
Obsjective:To investigate the effects of differentaction time of IL-1β on the osteogenic capacity of bone marrow mensenchymal cells(BMMSC) and the role of nuclear factor-κB (NF-kB) pathway. METHODS: BMMSC isolated from normal donors was treated with IL-1β for 1 or 7 days, respectively. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and alizarin red(AR) stainings were used to detect the osteogenic differentiation potential of BMMSC. The mRNA expression of EphB4, IGF-1 and OPG in BMMSC was measured by real-time PCR...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Vikash Kumar, Nirmala Jagadish, Anil Suri
Ovarian cancer represents one of the most common malignancies among women with very high mortality rate worldwide. A-kinase anchor protein 4 (AKAP4), a unique cancer testis (CT) antigen has been shown to be associated with various malignant properties of cancer cells. However, its involvement in various molecular pathways in ovarian cancer remains unknown. In present investigation, employing gene silencing approach, we examined the role of AKAP4 in cell cycle, apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
Naglaa El-Toukhy, Sherin M Emam
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a severe complication in cirrhotics with ascites. Monocyte chemotactic protien-1 (MCP-1) is a chemotactic factor for monocytes/macrophages, and it activates lymphocytes and neutrophils during infection. This study aimed to evaluate the role of MPC-1 in the pathogenesis of SBP and assess its prognostic value and correlation to disease severity. The study included ninety patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. Patients were divided into 2 groups: Group I including 45 ascetic patients with SBP (polymorph nuclear cell count (PMN) >= 250 cell/mm3 in ascitic fluid), and Group II including 45 ascetic patients without SBP...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
N Kapalschinski, H M Seipp, M Kückelhaus, K K Harati, J J Kolbenschlag, A Daigeler, F Jacobsen, M Lehnhardt, T Hirsch
OBJECTIVE: The influence of proteins on the efficacy of antiseptic solutions has been rarely investigated even though exudate can contain high levels of protien. The aim of this study was to analyse the antibacterial efficacy of commonly used solutions in the presence of albumin protein. METHOD: Using Staphylococcus aureus in a standardised quantitative suspension assay, the antibacterial effects of poly (1-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl) ethylene)-iodine (PVP-I) and octenidin-dihydrochloride/phenoxyethanol (OCT/PE) were analysed in the presence of 0-3% bovine serum albumin (BSA)...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
Joaquin Bellmunt, Thomas Powles, Nicholas J Vogelzang
The treatment of bladder cancer has evolved over time to encompass not only the traditional modalities of chemotherapy and surgery, but has been particularly impacted by the use of immunotherapy. The first immunotherapy was the live, attenuated bacterial Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine, which has been the standard of care non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer since 1990. Modern immunotherapy has focused on inhibitors of checkpoint proteins, which are molecules that impede immune function, thereby allowing tumor cells to grow and proliferate unregulated...
March 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Pornanan Kueakhai, Narin Changklungmoa, Pinkamon Waseewiwat, Thanaporn Thanasinpaiboon, Werachon Cheukamud, Pannigan Chaichanasak, Prasert Sobhon
The recombinant Fasciola gigantica Saposin-like protien-1 (rFgSAP-1) was cloned by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from NEJ cDNA, expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) and used for production of a polyclonal antibody in rabbits (anti-rFgSAP-1). By immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry, rabbit IgG anti-rFgSAP-1 reacted with rFgSAP-1 at a molecular weight 12kDa, but not with rFgSAP-2. The rFgSAP-1 reacted with antisera from mouse infected with F. gigantica metacercariae collected at 2, 4, and 6 weeks after infection...
January 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
Valerio Pravettoni, Cristoforo Incorvaia
Exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIAn) is defined as the occurrence of anaphylactic symptoms (skin, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular symptoms) after physical activity. In about a third of cases, cofactors, such as food intake, temperature (warm or cold), and drugs (especially nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be identified. When the associated cofactor is food ingestion, the correct diagnosis is food-dependent EIAn (FDEIAn). The literature describes numerous reports of FDEIAn after intake of very different foods, from vegetables and nuts to meats and seafood...
2016: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
Romain Da Costa, Carsten Röger, Jasmin Segelken, Maya Barben, Christian Grimm, John Neidhardt
Purpose: Gene therapies to treat eye disorders have been extensively studied in the past 20 years. Frequently, adeno-associated viruses were applied to the subretinal or intravitreal space of the eye to transduce retinal cells with nucleotide sequences of therapeutic potential. In this study we describe a novel intravitreal injection procedure that leads to a reproducible adeno-associated virus (AAV)2/8-mediated transduction of more than 70% of the retina. Methods: Prior to a single intravitreal injection of a enhanced green fluorescent protien (GFP)-expressing viral suspension, we performed an aspiration of vitreous tissue from wild-type C57Bl/6J mice...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Jin-Yun Tan, Luo-Qi Jia, Wei-Hao Shi, Qing He, Lei Zhu, Bo Yu
Rab5a, a key member of the Rab family of GTPases, was determined to be a regulator of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation and migration. However, the exact regulatory mechanism remains unclear. As Rab5a has been shown to be associated with autophagy, which is essential for the conversion of VSMCs from a contractile to a synthetic phenotype in order to prevent cell death due to oxidative stress. The present study hypothesized that autophagy may be responsible for the proliferation and migration of VSMCs via the Rab5a protein...
November 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Grace Walden, Xin Liao, Simon Donell, Mike J Raxworthy, Graham P Riley, Aram Saeed
Tendon injury is common and debilitating, and it is associated with long-term pain and ineffective healing. It is estimated to afflict 25% of the adult population and is often a career-ending disease in athletes and racehorses. Tendon injury is associated with high morbidity, pain, and long-term suffering for the patient. Due to the low cellularity and vascularity of tendon tissue, once damage has occurred, the repair process is slow and inefficient, resulting in mechanically, structurally, and functionally inferior tissue...
February 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
Kajal V Dave, Monali Chalishazar, Vishal R Dave, Pritam Panja, Manisha Singh, Tapan G Modi
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is an epithelial neoplasm generally beginning as focal overgrowth of altered stem cells near the basement membrane, moving upward and laterally, replacing the normal epithelium. Histopathological grading has been used for many decades in an attempt to predict the clinical behavior of oral squamous cell carcinoma. In the present study, Forty biopsies were studied for histological grading and p53 expression. The p53 expression was studied in relation to clinical parameters such as age, sex of patient and site of tumors...
January 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Soon Young Park, Yuji Piao, Craig Thomas, Gregory N Fuller, John F de Groot
Cdc2-like kinase 2 (CLK2) is known as a regulator of RNA splicing that ultimately controls multiple physiological processes. However, the function of CLK2 in glioblastoma progression has not been described. Reverse-phase protein array (RPPA) was performed to identify proteins differentially expressed in CLK2 knockdown cells compared to controls. The RPPA results indicated that CLK2 knockdown influenced the expression of survival-, proliferation-, and cell cycle-related proteins in GSCs. Thus, knockdown of CLK2 expression arrested the cell cycle at the G1 and S checkpoints in multiple GSC lines...
May 3, 2016: Oncotarget
Jianbin Zhong, Xie Li, Limei Wan, Zhibang Chen, Simin Zhong, Songhua Xiao, Zhengwen Yan
NogoA is a myelin‑associated protein, which is important in the inhibition of axonal fiber growth and in regeneration following injury of the mammalian central nervous system. A previous study suggested that NogoA may be key in the process of Parkinson's disease (PD), which is the second most common chronic neurodegenerative disorder worldwide. The regulatory mechanism underlying the effect of NogoA on the process of PD remains to be fully elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the effect and underlying mechanism of NogoA on cellular viability, apoptosis and autophagy induced by 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) in PC12 cells, a commonly used in vitro PD model...
February 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Santosh Kumar, Sharad Kumar Dwivedi, S S Singh, Sanjeev Kumar, R K Sundaram, Shivani, A K Mall
The objective of the present study was to examine the effect of aerobic situation on yield, physiological and biochemical traits of advanced breeding lines of rice. Experiment was conducted with two set of rice genotypes under two water regimes (aerobic and irrigated), during three consecutive wet seasons 2010-2012. Significant decrease in yield was observed in rice genotypes grown under aerobic situation as compared to the irrigated ones. Promising rice genotypes having the ability to maintain high plant biomass, harvest index, early vegetative vigour, improved physiological and biochemical traits in terms of relative water content (RWC), leaf area index (LAI), total soluble sugar, starch, protien and proline content help to sustain higher grain yield under aerobic situation...
July 2015: Journal of Environmental Biology
Ritambhra Nada, Raja Ramachandran, Ashwani Kumar, Manish Rathi, Amit Rawat, Kusum Joshi, Harbir Singh Kohli, Krishan Lal Gupta
AIMS: Immunoglobulin-G4 (IgG4)-related tubulo-interstitial nephritis (IgG4TIN) could be the first presentation of IgG4-related systemic disease. Most of the data is from the West or Japan and retrospective, with good patient outcome. METHODS: This study was carried out from April 2011 to July 2013. We report a prospective follow-up of 11 patients who presented with renal dysfunction and had histological diagnosis of IgG4TIN followed for a minimum period of 1 year or until end-stage renal disease...
July 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
O Yu Bastrikov
Studied the level of induced oxidative modified serum proteins, depending on the stage and extent of arterial hypertension. With the progression of the severity of hypertension found a significant increase in fragmentation of oxidized protein products after their spontaneous and metal-catalyzed oxidation at a wavelength of 270 nm. The study established the association of oxidative modification of proteins and studied psychological parameters in patients with arterial hypertension. The nature of stress changes, their biochemical support is essential for the understanding of the mechanism of influence of stress on the development and course of systemic diseases, develop integration approach to the prevention of psychosomatic disorders...
April 2015: Rossiĭskii Fiziologicheskiĭ Zhurnal Imeni I.M. Sechenova
Arun Upadhyay, Ayeman Amanullah, Deepak Chhangani, Ribhav Mishra, Amit Mishra
Efficient and regular performance of Ubiquitin Proteasome System and Autophagy continuously eliminate deleterious accumulation of nonnative protiens. In cellular quality control system, E3 ubiquitin ligases are significant employees for defense mechanism against abnormal toxic proteins. Few findings indicate that lack of functions of E3 ubiquitin ligases can be a causative factor of neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegeneration, cancer and ageing. However, the detailed molecular pathomechanism implying E3 ubiquitin ligases in cellular functions in multifactorial disease conditions are not well understood...
November 2015: Ageing Research Reviews
Balasubramanian Suriyanarayanan, Praveena Pothuraju Lakshmi, Ramachandran Sarojini Santhosh, Kandasamy Dhevendaran, Balakrishnan Priya, Shivaani Krishna
Streptomycin, an antibiotic used against microbial infections, inhibits the protein synthesis by binding to ribosomal protein S12, encoded by rpsL12 gene, and associated mutations cause streptomycin resistance. A streptomycin resistant, Lysinibacillus sphaericus DSLS5 (MIC >300 µg/mL for streptomycin), was isolated from a marine sponge (Tedania anhelans). The characterisation of rpsL12 gene showed a region having similarity to long terminal repeat sequences of murine lukemia virus which added 13 amino acids for loop formation in RpsL12; in addition, a K56R mutation which corresponds to K43R mutation present in streptomycin-resistant Escherichia coli is also present...
June 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
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