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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329710/hydride-generation-coupled-with-thioglycolic-acid-coated-gold-nanoparticles-as-simple-and-sensitive-headspace-colorimetric-assay-for-visual-detection-of-sb-iii
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Tesfaye Tolessa, Zhi-Qiang Tan, Jing-Fu Liu
Antimony (Sb) is a toxic element which causes different health problems including cardiac problems and lung cancer in humans, and its levels in surface water can be noticeably increased to 100 μg/L typically in the proximity of anthropogenic sources. Thus, besides instrumental techniques, it is of great significance to develop a simple, sensitive and selective analytical method for direct analysis of Sb(III) at trace level without the need of any expensive and/or complicated instrumentations and sample preparation processes...
April 3, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329503/chemical-imaging-of-aggressive-basal-cell-carcinoma-using-time-of-flight-secondary-ion-mass-spectrometry
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Marwa Munem, Oscar Zaar, Kelly Dimovska Nilsson, Noora Neittaanmäki, John Paoli, John S Fletcher
A set of basal cell carcinoma samples, removed by Mohs micrographic surgery and pathologically identified as having an aggressive subtype, have been analyzed using time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). The SIMS analysis employed a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) to increase the sensitivity of the technique for the detection of intact lipid species. The GCIB also allowed these intact molecular signals to be maintained while surface contamination and delocalized chemicals were removed from the upper tissue surface...
January 12, 2018: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327717/combined-mutation-and-copy-number-variation-detection-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-uveal-melanoma
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Kyra N Smit, Natasha M van Poppelen, Jolanda Vaarwater, Robert Verdijk, Ronald van Marion, Helen Kalirai, Sarah E Coupland, Sophie Thornton, Neil Farquhar, Hendrikus-Jan Dubbink, Dion Paridaens, Annelies de Klein, Emine Kiliç
Uveal melanoma is a highly aggressive cancer of the eye, in which nearly 50% of the patients die from metastasis. It is the most common type of primary eye cancer in adults. Chromosome and mutation status have been shown to correlate with the disease-free survival. Loss of chromosome 3 and inactivating mutations in BAP1, which is located on chromosome 3, are strongly associated with 'high-risk' tumors that metastasize early. Other genes often involved in uveal melanoma are SF3B1 and EIF1AX, which are found to be mutated in intermediate- and low-risk tumors, respectively...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323367/quantitative-mass-spectrometry-imaging-of-glutathione-in-healthy-and-cancerous-hen-ovarian-tissue-sections-by-infrared-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-electrospray-ionization-ir-maldesi
#4
Milad Nazari, Mark T Bokhart, Philip L Loziuk, David C Muddiman
A quantitative mass spectrometry imaging (QMSI) method for absolute quantification of glutathione (GSH) in healthy and cancerous hen ovarian tissues using infrared matrix-assisted laser desorption electrospray ionization (IR-MALDESI) is presented. Using this technique, the ion abundance of GSH was normalized to that of a structural analogue, which was sprayed on the slide prior to mounting the tissue sections. This normalization strategy significantly improved the voxel-to-voxel variability; the variability is attributed to the overall ionization process...
January 11, 2018: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321020/meta-analysis-of-human-gene-expression-in-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-reveals-potential-therapeutic-targets
#5
Zhang Wang, Seda Arat, Michal Magid-Slav, James R Brown
BACKGROUND: With the global emergence of multi-drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, new strategies to treat tuberculosis are urgently needed such as therapeutics targeting potential human host factors. RESULTS: Here we performed a statistical meta-analysis of human gene expression in response to both latent and active pulmonary tuberculosis infections from nine published datasets. We found 1655 genes that were significantly differentially expressed during active tuberculosis infection...
January 10, 2018: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320576/targeting-dna-repair-with-pnkp-inhibition-sensitizes-radioresistant-prostate-cancer-cells-to-high-let-radiation
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Pallavi Srivastava, Asitikantha Sarma, Chandra Mohini Chaturvedi
High linear energy transfer (LET) radiation or heavy ion such as carbon ion radiation is used as a method for advanced radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer. It has many advantages over the conventional photon based radiotherapy using Co-60 gamma or high energy X-rays from a Linear Accelerator. However, charged particle therapy is very costly. One way to reduce the cost as well as irradiation effects on normal cells is to reduce the dose of radiation by enhancing the radiation sensitivity through the use of a radiomodulator...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316748/-preliminary-study-of-exon-sequence-in-pneumoconiosis-and-pneumoconiosis-complicated-with-lung-cancer-using-high-throughput-sequencing-technology
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M F Jiang, L Li, Z Wang, C L Zhang, H Zhang
Objective: The detection and analysis of exon mutations of pneumoconiosis and pneumoco-niosis complicated with lung cancer provide reference evidence for screening, clinical diagnosis and treatment and prognosis in pneumoconiosis and pneumoconiosis complicated with lung cancer. Methods: The pathologi-cal tissue samples from 3 pneumoconiosis patients and 3 pneumoconiosis complicated with lung cancer pa-tients were collected. Genomic DNA was extracted and library was prepared. Exomes of the pathological tissue samples in pneumoconiosis patients and pneumoconiosis complicated with lung cancer patients were se-quenced using Ion Torrent PGM platform...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316331/light-sheet-microscopy-and-sral2-o4-nanoparticles-co-doped-with-eu2-dy3-ions-for-cancer-cell-tagging
#8
B Can-Uc, J B Montes-Frausto, K Juarez-Moreno, J Licea-Rodriguez, I Rocha-Mendoza, G A Hirata
Light sheet optical microscopy on strontium aluminate nanoparticles (SrAl2 O4 NPs) co-doped with Eu2+ and Dy3+ were used for cancer cell tagging and tracking. The nanoparticles were synthesized by urea-assisted combustion with optimized percentage values of the two co-doping rare-earth ions for cell viability and for lower cytotoxic effects. The optical properties of these materials showed an excitation wide range of wavelengths (λexc = 254 ~ 460 nm), a broad emission band (λem = 475 ~ 575 nm) with the maximum centered wavelength at 525 nm and a half lifetime within the seconds regime...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304828/oncogene-addiction-and-radiation-oncology-effect-of-radiotherapy-with-photons-and-carbon-ions-in-alk-eml4-translocated-nsclc
#9
Ying Dai, Quanxiang Wei, Christian Schwager, Janina Hanne, Cheng Zhou, Klaus Herfarth, Stefan Rieken, Kenneth E Lipson, Jürgen Debus, Amir Abdollahi
BACKGROUND: Patients with Echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 (EML4)-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive lung cancer are sensitive to ALK-kinase inhibitors. TAE684 is a potent second generation ALK inhibitor that overcomes Crizotinib resistance. Radiotherapy is an integral therapeutic component of locally advanced lung cancer. Therefore, we sought to investigate the effects of combined radiotherapy and ALK-inhibition via TAE684 in ALK-positive vs. wild type lung cancer cells...
January 5, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303993/endolysosomal-cation-channels-and-cancer-a-link-with-great-potential
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REVIEW
Christian Grimm, Karin Bartel, Angelika M Vollmar, Martin Biel
The endolysosomal system (ES) consists of lysosomes; early, late, and recycling endosomes; and autophagosomes. It is a key regulator not only of macromolecule degradation and recycling, plasma membrane repair, homeostasis, and lipid storage, but also of antigen presentation, immune defense, cell motility, cell death signaling, tumor growth, and cancer progression. In addition, it plays a critical role in autophagy, and the autophagy-lysosome pathway is intimately associated with the hallmarks of cancer, such as escaping cell death pathways, evading immune surveillance, and deregulating metabolism...
January 5, 2018: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303978/telomere-homeostasis-interplay-with-magnesium
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REVIEW
Donogh Maguire, Ognian Neytchev, Dinesh Talwar, Donald McMillan, Paul G Shiels
Telomere biology, a key component of the hallmarks of ageing, offers insight into dysregulation of normative ageing processes that accompany age-related diseases such as cancer. Telomere homeostasis is tightly linked to cellular metabolism, and in particular with mitochondrial physiology, which is also diminished during cellular senescence and normative physiological ageing. Inherent in the biochemistry of these processes is the role of magnesium, one of the main cellular ions and an essential cofactor in all reactions that use ATP...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301485/strategies-for-identification-of-somatic-variants-using-the-ion-torrent-deep-targeted-sequencing-platform
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Aditya Deshpande, Wenhua Lang, Tina McDowell, Smruthy Sivakumar, Jiexin Zhang, Jing Wang, F Anthony San Lucas, Jerry Fowler, Humam Kadara, Paul Scheet
BACKGROUND: 'Next-generation' (NGS) sequencing has wide application in medical genetics, including the detection of somatic variation in cancer. The Ion Torrent-based (IONT) platform is among NGS technologies employed in clinical, research and diagnostic settings. However, identifying mutations from IONT deep sequencing with high confidence has remained a challenge. We compared various computational variant-calling methods to derive a variant identification pipeline that may improve the molecular diagnostic and research utility of IONT...
January 4, 2018: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300894/a-sensitive-lc-ms-ms-method-for-quantification-of-1-6-o-o-diacetylbritannilactone-in-rat-plasma-and-its-application-in-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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Qiang Zhou, He Yan, Rui Li, Xingliang Li, Jingyan Wei
1,6-O,O-Diacetylbritannilactone is a natural sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Inula britannica that has displayed cytotoxic effects against several human cancer cell lines. In this study, a selective and sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) method was developed for determination of 1,6-O,O-diacetylbritannilactone in rat plasma. Chromatographic separation was achieved on an Agilent C18 column (4.6 mm × 75 mm, 3.5 μm) with methanol and water (80:20, v/v) as the mobile phase...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300453/novel-metal-polyphenol-framework-for-mr-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
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Gaozheng Zhao, Huihui Wu, Ruilu Feng, Dongdong Wang, Pengping Xu, Peng Jiang, Kang Yang, Zhen Guo, Haibao Wang, Qianwang Chen
Phothermal therapy has received increasing attention in recent years as a potentially effective way for treatment of cancer. In pursuit of a more biocompatible photothermal agent, we utilize bio-safe materials-ellagic acid (EA), polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and iron element as the building blocks, and successfully fabricate homogeneous nanosized Fe-EA framework for the first time by a facile method. As expected, the novel nano-agent exhibits no obvious cytotoxicity and good hemocompatibility in vitro and in vivo...
January 4, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299125/serum-metabolomic-profiling-of-human-gastric-cancer-and-its-relationship-with-the-prognosis
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Daguang Wang, Wei Li, Qi Zou, Lei Yin, Yechao Du, Jingkai Gu, Jian Suo
Objective: This study was aimed to investigate serum metabolites in gastric cancer (GC) patients and their relationships with the prognosis of GC in order to find potential specific serum biomarkers for GC. Methods: Blood samples of 125 GC patients of unifocal GC at initial stage and 38 healthy people recruited in our hospital from September 2008 to August 2009 were analyzed by using high performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization/quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (HPLCESI/Q-TOFMS)...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298688/enhanced-response-rate-to-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinomas-harbouring-brca1-and-brca2-aberrations
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Robert L Hollis, Alison M Meynert, Michael Churchman, Tzyvia Rye, Melanie Mackean, Fiona Nussey, Mark J Arends, Andrew H Sims, Colin A Semple, C Simon Herrington, Charlie Gourley
BACKGROUND: Approximately 10-15% of ovarian carcinomas (OC) are attributed to inherited susceptibility, the majority of which are due to mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2). These patients display superior clinical outcome, including enhanced sensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapy. Here, we seek to investigate whether BRCA1/2 status influences the response rate to single-agent pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in high grade serous (HGS) OC. METHODS: One hundred and forty-eight patients treated with single-agent PLD were identified retrospectively from the Edinburgh Ovarian Cancer Database...
January 3, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298488/engineered-cellular-uptake-and-controlled-drug-delivery-using-two-dimensional-nanoparticle-and-polymer-for-cancer-treatment
#17
Sudipta Senapati, Rashmi Shukla, Arun Kumar Mahanta, Dipak Rana, Pralay Maiti, Yamini B Tripathi
Two major problems in chemotherapy, poor bioavailability of hydrophobic anti-cancer drug and its adverse side effects causing nausea, are taken into accounts by developing sustained drug release vehicle along with enhanced bioavailability using two-dimensional layered double hydroxides (LDHs) with appropriate surface charge and its subsequent embedment in polymer matrix. A model hydrophobic anti-cancer drug, raloxifene hydrochloride (RH), is intercalated into a series of zinc iron LDHs with varying anion charge densities using ion exchange technique...
January 4, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296993/oral-trivalent-bismuth-ions-decrease-and-trivalent-indium-or-ruthenium-ions-increase-intestinal-tumor-burden-in-apc%C3%AE-14-mice
#18
Marie Laval, Chelsea Dumesny, Mal Eutick, Graham S Baldwin, Kathryn M Marshall
Immature forms of the peptide hormone gastrin have been implicated in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). The biological activity of glycine-extended gastrin (Ggly) is dependent on the binding of Fe3+ ions in vitro and in vivo. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of blocking Fe3+ ion binding to Ggly, using Bi3+, In3+ or Ru3+ ions, on the development of intestinal tumors in APCΔ14/+ mice. APCΔ14/+ mice were treated orally with Bi3+, In3+ or Ru3+ ions for up to 60 days, serum trace metals were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, and the incidence and size of intestinal tumors were assessed...
January 3, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291502/polyglycerol-grafting-and-rgd-peptide-conjugation-on-mno-nanoclusters-for-enhanced-colloidal-stability-selective-cellular-uptake-and-cytotoxicity
#19
Xiaoxin Yang, Li Zhao, Luyi Zheng, Meiyun Xu, Xiulan Cai
An efficient surface engineering strategy for MnO nanoparticles was developed to attain enhanced colloidal stability, selective uptake by and toxicity to specific cancer cells. Specifically, MnO nanoclusters prepared by polyol method were grafted with polyglycerol (MnO-PG), and then conjugated with arginine-glycine-aspartate peptide (MnO-PG-RGD) through stepwise organic reactions. The physicochemical properties of the surface engineered MnO nanoclusters were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, dynamic light scattering, zeta potential, transmission electron microscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy...
December 20, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291160/a-dual-biomarker-detection-platform-for-quantitating-circulating-tumor-dna-ctdna
#20
Chunyan Cai, Zhenzhong Guo, Yiping Cao, Weiying Zhang, Yong Chen
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), which includes DNA mutations, epigenetic alterations and other forms of tumor-specific abnormalities, is a promising "real-time" biomarker for noninvasive cancer assessment. Tumor DNA is of great value in the process of cancer treatment, including diagnostic and prognostic information before, during treatment and at progression. Here we introduce a peptide nucleic acids probe-gold nanoparticles (PNA-AuNPs) and lead phosphate apoferritin (LPA)-based dual biomarker detection platform, which could be used in a DNA biosensor to quantify ctDNA by detection of tumor-specific mutations and methylation of PIK3CA gene...
2018: Nanotheranostics
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