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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812214/the-role-of-human-papillomavirus-on-the-prognosis-and-treatment-of-oropharyngeal-carcinoma
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Nicholas Fung, Farhoud Faraji, Hyunseok Kang, Carole Fakhry
Human papillomavirus positive oropharyngeal cancer (HPV-positive OPC) is a distinct subtype of head and neck carcinoma (HNC) distinguished from HPV-negative HNC by its risk factor profile, clinical behavior, and molecular biology. Compared to HPV-negative HNC, HPV-positive OPC exhibits significantly better prognosis and an enhanced response to treatment. Recognition of the survival benefit of HPV-positive tumors has led to therapeutic de-intensification strategies aiming to mitigate treatment-related toxicities while maintaining high response rates...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812207/the-vaginal-microbiome-and-its-potential-to-impact-efficacy-of-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-women
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REVIEW
Jennifer Velloza, Renee Heffron
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes existing evidence addressing the potential modulation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) products, specifically 1% tenofovir (TFV) gel and oral tenofovir-based PrEP, by vaginal dysbiosis and discusses future considerations for delivering novel, long-acting PrEP products to women at high risk for vaginal dysbiosis and HIV. RECENT FINDINGS: We describe results from analyses investigating the modification of PrEP efficacy by vaginal dysbiosis and studies of biological mechanisms that could render PrEP ineffective in the presence of specific microbiota...
August 15, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811898/lentinula-edodes-mycelia-extract-plus-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-patients-results-of-a-randomized-study-on-host-quality-of-life-and-immune-function-improvement
#3
Yukiko Nagashima, Shigehumi Yoshino, Shigeru Yamamoto, Noriko Maeda, Tatsuya Azumi, Yoshifumi Komoike, Kiyotaka Okuno, Tsutomu Iwasa, Junji Tsurutani, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Oka Masaaki, Nagano Hiroaki
Anthracycline-based chemotherapies for breast cancer are known to adversely affect patients' quality of life (QOL) and immune function. For that reason, adjuvants that improve those impairments are required. A randomized double-blind study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Lentinula edodes mycelia extract (LEM), which is an oral biological response modifier (BRM) medicine for cancer patients as such an adjuvant. A total of 47 breast cancer patients who were scheduled to receive postoperative adjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy, i...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810236/microrna-375-inhibits-growth-and-enhances-radiosensitivity-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-targeting-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor
#4
Bin Zhang, Ying Li, Daorong Hou, Quan Shi, Shuo Yang, Qihong Li
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as key players in various human biological processes, including tumorigenesis. Here, we investigated the roles of miR-375 in the pathogenesis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). METHODS: We performed quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) to detect miR-375 expression in OSCC tissues and corresponding normal oral epithelial tissues and analyze the correlation of miR-375 expression with OSCC metastasis and patient's survival...
August 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809371/the-role-of-micrornas-in-oral-lichenoid-disorders-systematic-review
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A Setién-Olarra, M-L Gainza-Cirauqui, J-M Aguirre-Urizar, X Marichalar-Mendia
BACKGROUND: Certain changes in the microRNA expression are considered to be associated with chronic inflammatory processes and with the malignant transformation of oral potentially malignant disorders. The purpose of this systematic review is to update the existing data on the aberrant microRNA expression profiles identified in oral lichenoid disease (OLD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A search in PubMed-Medline and Scopus was performed on the English literature published between 2010 and August 2016 using the following keywords: oral lichenoid disease, oral lichen planus and microRNA...
August 15, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808592/a-case-of-fulminant-meningococcemia-it-is-all-in-the-complement
#6
Kellie L Hawkins, Mariah Hoffman, Sonia Okuyama, Sarah E Rowan
Eculizumab is a novel monoclonal antibody that inhibits complement-mediated hemolysis in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Complement deficiency is a well-known risk factor for meningococcal infection. We describe a case of a young patient with PNH treated with eculizumab who presented with a life-threatening case of nongroupable meningococcemia. As this new biologic agent becomes more widely prescribed, providers should be aware of the increased risk of meningococcemia. In addition to vaccination, providers may consider the use of oral penicillin for antibiotic prophylaxis against Neisseria meningitidis in these cases of functional complement deficiency...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807230/global-identification-of-chemical-constituents-and-rat-metabolites-of-si-miao-wan-by-liquid-chromatography-electrospray-ionization-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Jin-Jin Lu, Xue-Wen Hu, Ping Li, Jun Chen
Si-Miao-Wan (SMW), a tradiational Chinese medicinal formula consisting of Atractylodis Rhizoma, Phellodendri Chinensis Cortex, Coicis Semen, and Achyranthis Bidentatae Radix, has been used for the treatment of gout and gouty arthritis for many years. In the present study, a liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-Q-TOF/MS) method was established to identify the multiple constituents of SMW and its metabolites in rat biological samples after oral administration. A total of 48 compounds in SMW, including 21 alkaloids, 12 organic acids, 2 terpenes, 3 lactones, 2 phytosterols, and 8 other compounds, were tentatively characterized with the diagnostic-ion filtering strategy...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806746/selective-small-chemical-inhibitors-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-5-with-anti-lung-cancer-activity
#8
Gui-Mei Kong, Min Yu, Zhongping Gu, Zhi Chen, Rui-Ming Xu, Deon O'Bryant, Zhengxin Wang
Protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) plays critical roles in a wide variety of biological processes, including tumorigenesis. By screening a library of small chemical compounds, we identified eight compounds that selectively inhibit the PRMT5 enzymatic activity, with IC50 values ranging from 0.1 to 6 μM. Molecular docking simulation and site-directed mutagenesis indicated that identified compounds target the substrate-binding site in PRMT5. Treatment of lung cancer cells with identified inhibitors led to inhibition of the symmetrical arginine methylation of SmD3 and histones and the cellular proliferation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806057/rational-design-and-multi-biological-profiling-of-novel-donepezil-trolox-hybrids-against-alzheimer-s-disease-with-cholinergic-antioxidant-neuroprotective-and-cognition-enhancing-properties
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Pei Cai, Si-Qiang Fang, Xue-Lian Yang, Jia-Jia Wu, Qiao-Hong Liu, Hao Hong, Xiao-Bing Wang, Lingyi Kong
A novel series of donepezil-trolox hybrids were designed, synthesized and evaluated as multifunctional ligands against Alzheimer's disease (AD). Biological assays showed that these derivatives possessed moderate to good inhibitory activities against acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) as well as remarkable antioxidant effects. The optimal compound 6d exhibited balanced functions with good inhibition against hAChE (IC50 = 0.54 μM) and hMAO-B (IC50 = 4.3 μM), significant antioxidant activity (41...
August 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803043/structure-based-development-of-novel-triazoles-and-related-thiazolotriazoles-as-anticancer-agents-and-cdc25a-b-phosphatase-inhibitors-synthesis-in%C3%A2-vitro-biological-evaluation-molecular-docking-and-in-silico-adme-t-studies
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Sherif A F Rostom, Mona H Badr, Heba A Abd El Razik, Hayam M A Ashour
Synthesis of twenty nine new 1,2,4-triazoles and some derived thiazolothiadiazoles (structurally-relevant to some reported triazoles with anticancer and/or Cdc25A/B inhibitory activities) is described in this study. The obtained NCI's in vitro antitumor data revealed that five analogs (12, 15, 18, 19 and 22) displayed considerable tumor percentage growth inhibitory activity (GI%), among which the analog 18 possessed a special antitumor potential and spectrum. Additionally, the same five analogs showed a marginal GI effect on the normal breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A indicating higher selectivity towards cancer cells...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802559/absence-of-subchronic-oral-toxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-rice-koji-with-aspergillus-terreus
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Jun-Won Yun, Seung-Hyun Kim, Yun-Soon Kim, Ji-Ran You, Eun-Young Cho, Jung-Hee Yoon, Euna Kwon, Sang Ju Lee, Seong Pil Kim, Jae Hoon Seo, Jae Pyung In, Jae Hun Ahn, Ja-June Jang, Jin-Sung Park, Jeong-Hwan Che, Byeong-Cheol Kang
Koji products have been considered as an effective fermented food consumed in East Asia with many health benefits. Particularly, rice koji with Aspergillus terreus (RAT) has been reported to be able to prevent hyperlipidemia and hepatic steatosis through regulating cholesterol synthesis. Despite its biological activities, there is a lack of comprehensive information to give an assurance of its safety. Therefore, the objective of this study was to perform a series of toxicological studies (repeated dose oral toxicity and genotoxicity) according to test guidelines published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
August 9, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802242/an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-simultaneous-determination-of-nine-steroidal-saponins-from-paris-polyphylla-var-in-rat-plasma-and-its-application-to-pharmacokinetic-study
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Guangyi Yang, Wei Lu, Meng Pan, Chenning Zhang, Yuan Zhou, Pei Hu, Ming Hu, Gao Song
Paris polyphylla var is an herbal plant herb widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The purpose of this study is to develop an Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-tandem mass spectrometer (UPLC-MS) method to quantify the major components (i.e., nine saponins) from P. polyphylla in plasma samples. A UItra BiPh column (100×2.1mm, 5μm) was used with acetonitrile/0.1% formic acid in water as mobile phases. The analytes were quantified using a Waters XEVO TQ mass spectrometer via multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) with positive scan mode...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801181/the-use-of-oral-corticosteroids-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-italy-an-ig-ibd-survey
#13
Federica Fascì-Spurio, Gianmichele Meucci, Claudio Papi, Simone Saibeni
AIM: To evaluate how Italian gastroenterologists use corticosteroids in clinical practice for the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All members of the Italian Group for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IG-IBD) were invited to fill in a web-based questionnaire. RESULTS: 131/448 (29.2%) members completed the survey. In mild-to-moderate UC and CD relapses, low-bioavailability steroids (LBS) are first-line therapy for 37% and 42% of clinicians, respectively...
July 22, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800453/discovery-of-cycloalkyl-fused-n-thiazol-2-yl-benzamides-as-tissue-non-specific-glucokinase-activators-design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation
#14
Zhengyu Wang, Xiaofan Shi, Huan Zhang, Liang Yu, Yanhua Cheng, Hefeng Zhang, Huibin Zhang, Jinpei Zhou, Jing Chen, Xu Shen, Wenhu Duan
Glucokinase (GK) activators are being developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, existing GK activators have risks of hypoglycemia caused by over-activation of GK in islet cells and dyslipidemia caused by over-activation of intrahepatic GK. In the effort to mitigate risks of hypoglycemia and dyslipidemia while maintaining the promising efficacy of GK activator, we investigated a series of cycloalkyl-fused N-thiazol-2-yl-benzamides as tissue non-specific partial GK activators, which led to the identification of compound 72 that showed a good balance between in vitro potency and enzyme kinetic parameters, and protected β-cells from streptozotocin-induced apoptosis...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800417/buccal-delivery-of-small-molecules-and-biologics-of-mucoadhesive-polymers-films-and-nanoparticles
#15
REVIEW
Javier O Morales, David J Brayden
Buccal delivery of macromolecules (biologics) sets a great challenge for researchers. Although several niche small molecule products have been approved as simple sprays, tablets and oral films, it is not simply a case of adapting existing technologies to biologics. Buccal delivery of insulin has reached clinical trials with two approaches: oromucosal sprays of the peptide with permeation enhancers, and embedded gold nanoparticles in a dissolvable film. However, neither of these approaches have led to FDA approvals likely due to poor efficacy, submaximal peptide loading in the dosage form, and to wide intra-subject variability in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797211/disulfide-bonds-a-key-modification-in-bacterial-extracytoplasmic-proteins
#16
S F Lee, L Davey
Disulfide bonds are a common posttranslational modification that contributes to the folding and stability of extracytoplasmic proteins. Almost all organisms, from eukaryotes to prokaryotes, have evolved enzymes to make and break these bonds. Accurate and efficient disulfide bond formation can be vital for protein function; therefore, the enzymes that catalyze disulfide bond formation are involved in multiple biological processes. Recent advances clearly show that oral bacteria also have the ability to from disulfide bonds, and this ability has an effect on a range of dental plaque-related phenotypes...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796799/differential-outcomes-of-zika-virus-infection-in-aedes-aegypti-orally-challenged-with-infectious-blood-meals-and-infectious-protein-meals
#17
Yan-Jang S Huang, Amy C Lyons, Wei-Wen Hsu, So Lee Park, Stephen Higgs, Dana L Vanlandingham
BACKGROUND: Infection of mosquitoes is an essential step for the transmission of mosquito-borne arboviruses in nature. Engorgement of infectious blood meals from viremic infected vertebrate hosts allows the entry of viruses and initiates infection of midgut epithelial cells. Historically, the infection process of arboviruses in mosquitoes has been studied through the engorgement of mosquitoes from viremic laboratory animals or from artificial feeders containing blood mixed with viruses harvested from cell cultures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795724/chronic-exposure-to-inorganic-mercury-induces-biochemical-and-morphological-changes-in-the-salivary-glands-of-rats
#18
W A B Aragão, N M M da Costa, N C F Fagundes, M C F Silva, S M Alves-Junior, J J V Pinheiro, L L Amado, M E Crespo-López, C S F Maia, R R Lima
Mercury exposure is considered to be a public health problem due to the generation of toxic effects on human health as a result of environmental and occupational conditions. The inorganic form of mercury (HgCl2) can cause several biological changes in cells and tissues through its cumulative toxic potential, but little has been experimentally proven about the effects of inorganic mercury on salivary glands, an important modulator organ of oral health. This study analyzes the effects of prolonged low dose exposure to HgCl2 on the salivary glands of rats...
August 10, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790291/-management-of-fluid-and-nutrition-after-lung-resection-to-prevent-complications
#19
Yukio Sato
It is necessary to understand the biological response and characteristic points for the appropriate management in the fluid and nutrition after lung resection. The characteristic points in the management of lung resection are the decrease of pulmonary vascular bed and the existence of bronchial stump. Due to the decrease of pulmonary vascular bed, the pressures of pulmonary artery and pulmonary microvasculature tend to rise, which could cause pulmonary edema. Therefore, the amount of fluid infusion should be less compared to ordinal management in the management after lung resection, especially pneumonectomy...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789624/hedgehog-inhibitor-sonidegib-potentiates-177-lu-octreotate-therapy-of-got1-human-small-intestine-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-nude-mice
#20
Johan Spetz, Britta Langen, Nils Rudqvist, Toshima Z Parris, Khalil Helou, Ola Nilsson, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
BACKGROUND: (177)Lu-octreotate can be used to treat somatostatin receptor expressing neuroendocrine tumors. It is highly effective in animal models, but clinical studies have so far only demonstrated low cure rates. Hedgehog inhibitors have shown therapeutic effect as monotherapy in neuroendocrine tumor model systems and might be one option to enhance the efficacy of (177)Lu-octreotate therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the therapeutic effect of combination therapy using (177)Lu-octreotate and the Hedgehog signaling pathway inhibitor sonidegib...
August 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
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