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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727782/detecting-expression-of-5t4-in-ctcs-and-tumor-samples-from-nsclc-patients
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Steven R Pirie-Shepherd, Cory Painter, Pamela Whalen, Pamela Vizcarra, Marc Roy, Jesse Qian, Tania Franks, Tim Coskran, Jon Golas, Shibing Deng, Wenyan Zhong, Eric Tucker, Dena Marrinucci, Hans-Peter Gerber, Eric L Powell
The fetal oncogene 5T4 is a cell surface protein, with overexpression observed in a variety of cancers as compared to normal adult tissue. The ability to select patients with tumors that express high levels of 5T4 may enrich a clinical trial cohort with patients most likely to respond to 5T4 targeted therapy. To that end, we developed assays to measure 5T4 in both tumors and in circulating tumor cells (CTCs). We identified the presence of 5T4 in both adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of lung, in all clinical stages and grades of disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725655/cell-replacement-therapy-is-the-remedial-solution-for-treating-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Venkatesan Dhivya, Vellingiri Balachandar
The selective degeneration of dopaminergic (DA) neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD) has made an idol target for cell replacement therapies and other emerging surgical treatments. Certainly, by transplantation method, the therapeutic regimens such as human fetal ventral midbrain (hfVM) cells, human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), human neural stem/precursor/ progenitor cells (hNSCs/hNPCs), human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs), human induced neural stem cells (hiNSCs), and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have been used into DA deficient striatum...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719896/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-preeclampsia-with-the-aid-of-the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-in-singleton-pregnancies
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Ignacio Herraiz, Elisa Llurba, Stefan Verlohren, Alberto Galindo
Preeclampsia (PE) is involved in a group of obstetrical conditions closely related by the presence of placental dysfunction (PD), which also includes intrauterine growth restriction and placental abruption. The timely and accurate recognition and management of PE are often challenging because diagnostic criteria are still based on nonspecific signs and symptoms and because common severity criteria correlate poorly with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. The discovery of the role of angiogenesis-related factors - soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) - in the underlying pathophysiology of PD has marked an important step for improving its early diagnosis and prognosis assessment before gestational week 34...
July 19, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719639/oral-administration-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-during-gestation-period-for-preventing-hemolytic-disease-of-the-newborn-due-to-abo-incompatibility-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Huijuan Cao, Ruohan Wu, Mei Han, Patrina Ha Yuen Caldwell, Jian-Ping Liu
BACKGROUND: About 85.3% of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) is caused by maternal-fetal ABO blood group incompatibility. However, there is currently no recommended "best" therapy for ABO incompatibility during pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: To systematically assess the safety and effectiveness of oral Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for preventing HDN due to ABO incompatibility. METHODS: The protocol of this review was registered on the PROSPERO website (No...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715613/isolation-and-characterization-of-canine-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-the-treatment-of-neurological-disorders-in-dogs
#5
Connor Long, Lee Lankford, Priyadarsini Kumar, Robert Grahn, Dori L Borjesson, Diana Farmer, Aijun Wang
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating disorder that affects humans and dogs. The prognosis of SCI depends on the severity of the injury and can include varying levels of motor and sensory deficits including devastating paraplegia and quadriplegia. Placental mesenchymal stromal cells (PMSCs) have been shown to improve wound healing and possess neuroprotective and immunomodulatory capabilities, but have not yet been clinically tested for the treatment of SCI. This study established a protocol to isolate fetal PMSCs from canine placentas and characterized their paracrine secretion profile and ability to stimulate neurons in vitro to assess their potential as a treatment option for neurological disorders in dogs...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714000/circulating-levels-of-angiogenesis-related-growth-factors-in-breast-cancer-a-study-to-profile-proteins-responsible-for-tubule-formation
#6
Gemma A Barron, Marie Goua, Klaus W J Wahle, Giovanna Bermano
The present study exploited a versatile in vitro endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture cell system to investigate the association between angiogenesis and breast cancer by comparing the capacity of plasma from women with breast cancer and age-matched controls, to influence tubule formation and modulate angiogenesis in vitro, and to identify plasma circulating factors which might be responsible. Plasma from women with breast cancer (n=8) (added on day 7 after co-culture establishment) significantly increased tubule formation by 57% (P<0...
July 11, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713331/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-receptor-antibodies-in-pregnancy-clinical-relevance
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REVIEW
Ines Bucci, Cesidio Giuliani, Giorgio Napolitano
Graves' disease is the most common cause of thyrotoxicosis in women of childbearing age. Approximately 1% of pregnant women been treated before, or are being treated during pregnancy for Graves' hyperthyroidism. In pregnancy, as in not pregnant state, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (TSHR) antibodies (TRAbs) are the pathogenetic hallmark of Graves' disease. TRAbs are heterogeneous for molecular and functional properties and are subdivided into activating (TSAbs), blocking (TBAbs), or neutral (N-TRAbs) depending on their effect on TSHR...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710827/comparison-of-non-coding-rnas-in-exosomes-and-functional-efficacy-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-versus-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Won Hee Lee, Wenyi Chen, Ning-Yi Shao, Dan Xiao, Xulei Qin, Natalie Baker, Hye Ryeong Michelle Bae, Praveen Shukla, Haodi Wu, Kazuki Kodo, Sang-Ging Ong, Joseph C Wu
BACKGROUND: Both human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (ESC-CMs) and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) can serve as unlimited cell sources for cardiac regenerative therapy. However, the functional equivalency between human ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs for cardiac regenerative therapy has not been demonstrated. Here we performed a head-to-head comparison of ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs in their ability to restore cardiac function in a rat myocardial infarction (MI) model as well as their exosomal secretome...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708537/a-proteomic-study-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-equine-umbilical-cord
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Leandro Maia, Carolina Nogueira de Moraes, Marianne Camargos Dias, Julia Bauzá Martinez, Antonia Odena Caballol, Giorgia Testoni, Carla Martins de Queiroz, Ramón Díaz Peña, Fernanda C Landim-Alvarenga, Eliandre de Oliveira
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study describing the proteome of equine umbilical cord intervascular matrix mesenchymal stem cells (UCIM-MSCs) in a global and functional manner. The aim of this work was to analyze the proteome of previously characterized UCIM-MSCs to determine protein abundance and classify the identified proteins according to Gene Ontology (GO) terms. Protein classification analysis according to biological process, molecular function and cellular component was performed using the PANTHER (Protein ANalysis THrough Evolutionary Relationships) Classification System, which revealed enrichment for 42 biological processes, 23 molecular functions and 18 cellular components...
May 24, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703077/acute-myeloid-leukemia-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Netanel A Horowitz, Israel Henig, Oryan Henig, Noam Benyamini, Liat Vidal, Irit Avivi
Data regarding clinical characteristics, therapy, maternal and fetal outcomes of pregnancy-associated acute myeloid leukemia (PA-AML) are limited. This study (including 138 cases published between 1955 and 2013) provides comprehensive assessment of these clinical parameters and may serve as a platform for developing management recommendations. Most patients (58%) received anthracycline-cytarabine-based regimens (ACBRs), which were associated with significantly increased complete remission (CR: 91%). Yet, the maternal overall survival (OS: ∼30%) was relatively low, probably reflecting reduced application of risk-adapted consolidation and allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT)...
July 13, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700992/natural-history-of-fetal-lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-with-normal-amniotic-fluid-volume-at-initial-diagnosis
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Mark P Johnson, Enrico Danzer, Jamie Koh, William Polzin, Chris Harman, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Richard Brown, Michael V Zaretsky
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to define the natural history of lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) with normal midgestational amniotic fluid volumes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 32 consecutive patients with LUTO with normal midgestational amniotic fluid volume followed at 11 North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) centers from August 2007 to May 2012. Normal amniotic fluid volume was defined as an amniotic fluid index (AFI) of ≥9 cm...
July 13, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694114/epigenetic-dysregulation-of-protocadherins-in-human-disease
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REVIEW
Nady El Hajj, Marcus Dittrich, Thomas Haaf
Protocadherins (Pcdhs) are a group of cell-cell adhesion molecules that are highly expressed in the nervous system and have a major function in dendrite development and neural circuit formation. However, the role protocadherins play in human health and disease remains unclear. Several recent studies have associated epigenetic dysregulation of protocadherins with possible implications for disease pathogenesis. In this review, we briefly recap the various epigenetic mechanisms regulating protocadherin genes, particularly the clustered Pcdhs...
July 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685553/application-of-oxaliplatin-in-combination-with-epirubicin-in-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-in-the-treatment-of-primary-liver-carcinoma
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G Chang, L L Xie, W Y Li, F F Xia, P C Huang, Q R Liu, C D Zhang, T J Zhang, H F Li
Many cases of liver carcinoma miss the opportunity of surgical treatment because of hidden onset and delayed diagnosis. In recent years, interventional treatment has gradually become a non-surgical method for treating liver carcinoma. To discuss the effects of oxaliplatin in combination with epirubicin in the treatment and its influence on prognosis, this study randomly selected 218 advanced primary liver carcinoma patients from Binzhou People’s Hospital, Binzhou, China and divided them into a control group (n=109) and an observation group (n=109)...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681959/a-novel-in-vitro-model-of-villitis-of-unknown-etiology-demonstrates-altered-placental-hormone-and-cytokine-profile
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Hayley Derricott, Alexander E P Heazell, Susan L Greenwood, Rebecca L Jones
PROBLEM: Placental dysfunction is present over 50% of cases of stillbirth and fetal growth restriction (FGR). Villitis of unknown etiology (VUE), an inflammatory condition of the placenta characterized by maternal T cell infiltrates in the villous stroma and dysregulation of inflammatory cytokines, is more frequent in FGR and stillbirth. METHOD OF STUDY: A novel in vitro model of placental inflammation was developed to test the hypothesis that inflammatory cells seen in VUE and/or cytokines impair placental function...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681937/maternal-nicotine-exposure-leads-to-decreased-cardiac-protein-disulfide-isomerase-and-impaired-mitochondrial-function-in-male-rat-offspring
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Nicole G Barra, Maria Lisyansky, Taylor A Vanduzer, Sandeep Raha, Alison C Holloway, Daniel B Hardy
Smoking throughout pregnancy can lead to complications during gestation, parturition and neonatal development. Thus, nicotine replacement therapies are a popular alternative thought to be safer than cigarettes. However, recent studies in rodents suggest that fetal and neonatal nicotine exposure alone results in cardiac dysfunction and high blood pressure. While it is well known that perinatal nicotine exposure causes increased congenital abnormalities, the mechanisms underlying longer-term deficits in cardiac function are not completely understood...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681433/prevalence-of-positive-direct-antiglobulin-test-and-clinical-outcomes-in-surinamese-newborns-from-d-negative-women
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Rens Zonneveld, Margriet Lamers, Henk Schonewille, Anneke Brand, Humphrey H H Kanhai, Wilco C W R Zijlmans
BACKGROUND: In low-resource countries, screening for D antibodies to detect pregnancies at risk for hemolytic disease of the newborn is not routine practice. Retrospective data showed that 5.5% of Surinamese newborns of D-negative women had a positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT), indicating the presence of maternal antibodies against fetal antigens. Here, the frequency and clinical relevance of DAT positivity is evaluated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Between April 2015 and June 2016, an observational, multicenter cohort study was undertaken among Surinamese newborns born to D-negative women...
July 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680707/intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-leading-to-severe-vitamin-k-deficiency-and-coagulopathy
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Maria Maldonado, Ali Alhousseini, Michael Awadalla, Jay Idler, Robert Welch, Karoline Puder, Manasi Patwardhan, Bernard Gonik
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is seldom associated with significant vitamin K deficiency. We report a case of a 16-year-old primigravid patient at 24 weeks and 3 days of gestation who presented with pruritus, hematuria, and preterm labor. Laboratory work-up showed severe coagulopathy with Prothrombin Time (PT) of 117.8 seconds, International Normalized Ratio (INR) of 10.34, and elevated transaminases suggestive of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Her serum vitamin K level was undetectable (<0...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674490/what-the-spectrum-of-microglial-functions-can-teach-us-about-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder
#18
REVIEW
Elissa L Wong, Rianne D Stowell, Ania K Majewska
Alcohol exposure during gestation can lead to severe defects in brain development and lifelong physical, behavioral and learning deficits that are classified under the umbrella term fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Sadly, FASD is diagnosed at an alarmingly high rate, affecting 2%-5% of live births in the United States, making it the most common non-heritable cause of mental disability. Currently, no standard therapies exist that are effective at battling FASD symptoms, highlighting a pressing need to better understand the underlying mechanisms by which alcohol affects the developing brain...
2017: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668226/sustained-chronic-maternal-hyperoxygenation-increases-myocardial-deformation-in-fetuses-with-a-small-aortic-isthmus-at-risk-for-coarctation
#19
Shi Zeng, Jiawei Zhou, Qinghai Peng, Wen Deng, Ming Zang, Tao Wang, Qichang Zhou
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess differences in myocardial deformation in fetuses at risk for coarctation (CoA) and the effects of maternal hyperoxygenation on deformation. METHODS: Fetal echocardiography and velocity vector imaging were performed prospectively and serially in 48 fetuses with a small aortic isthmus and 48 gestation age-matched normal fetuses. Fetuses with a small aortic isthmus were randomly divided into two groups: one group with and the other group without maternal supplemental oxygen administration...
June 28, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664446/postnatal-outcomes-of-fetal-supraventricular-tachycardia-a-multicenter-study
#20
Kevin A Hinkle, Shabnam Peyvandi, Corey Stiver, Stacy A S Killen, Hsin Yi Weng, Susan P Etheridge, Michael D Puchalski
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), the most common fetal tachycardia, can be difficult to manage in utero. We sought to better understand predictors of the postnatal clinical course in neonates who experienced fetal SVT. We hypothesized that fetuses with hydrops or those with refractory SVT (failure of first-line SVT therapy) are more likely to experience postnatal SVT. This was a retrospective multicenter cohort study of subjects diagnosed with fetal SVT between 2006 and 2014. Fetuses with structural heart disease were excluded...
June 29, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
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