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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811223/influence-and-mechanism-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-photodynamic-therapy-on-the-metastasis-of-esophageal-carcinoma
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Xiaona Zhang, Longmei Cai, Jingcai He, Xiaoyan Li, Libo Li, Xiaohua Chen, Ping Lan
BACKGROUD: 5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of esophageal cancer was more and more popularly used since it was approved for the treatment of advanced esophageal cancer in 1996. It has been reported to influence the tumor growth and metastasis via a variety of signaling pathways, but its mechanism remains to be further studied. This research studied the effects of ALA-PDT on esophageal carcinoma in vitro and in vivo, discovering its molecular regulating mechanism and the way to enhence the PDT effect...
August 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809998/temporal-association-of-herpes-zoster-eruption-post-aminolevulinic-acid-hydrochloride-photodynamic-therapy-for-actinic-keratoses
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Katie Manno, Joel L Cohen
<p>Herpes zoster is a common and painful disease caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus with a higher incidence and severity associated with increasing age as well as compromised immune status. Acute inciting events for this eruption are not always known, but can include illness, stress, and mechanical injury. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely used treatment modality for precancerous skin lesions that has not been previously associated with provoking a herpes zoster outbreak. We present a case of herpes zoster eruption occurring after PDT for actinic keratoses in a patient with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808058/reductions-in-the-mitochondrial-abc-transporter-abcb10-affect-the-transcriptional-profile-of-heme-biosynthesis-genes
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Alexandra Seguin, Naoko Takahashi-Makise, Yvette Y Yien, Nicholas C Huston, Jared C Whitman, Gabriel Musso, Jared A Wallace, Thomas Bradley, Hector Bergonia, Martin D Kafina, Mitsuyo Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Igarashi, John D Phillips, Barry H Paw, Jerry Kaplan, Diane M Ward
ATP-binding cassette subfamily B member 10 (Abcb10) is a mitochondrial ABC transporter that complexes with mitoferrin1 and ferrochelatase to enhance heme biosynthesis in developing red blood cells. Reductions in Abcb10 levels have been shown to reduce mitoferrin1 protein levels and iron import into mitochondria resulting in reduced heme biosynthesis. As an ABC transporter, Abcb10 binds and hydrolyzes ATP, but its transported substrate is unknown. Here, we determined that decreases in Abcb10 did not result in protoporphyrin IX accumulation in morphant treated zebrafish embryos nor in differentiated Abcb10-specific shRNA murine Friend erythroleukemia (MEL) cells in which Abcb10 was specifically silenced with shRNA...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805092/a-review-of-bf-200-ala-for-the-photodynamic-treatment-of-mild-to-moderate-actinic-keratosis
#4
Uwe Reinhold
BF-200 ALA is a combination of a nanoscale-lipid vesicle formulation and the prodrug 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA). The nanoemulsion stabilizes the prodrug and enhances its penetration through the stratum corneum. It has shown excellent therapeutic results in both lesion and field-directed photodynamic therapy of actinic keratosis (AK). AK is an early form of epidermal neoplasia and a precursor of invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. It is characterized by the combination of visible neoplastic lesions and surrounding tissue also harboring tumorigenic UV-induced mutations: a concept called field cancerization...
August 14, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802827/the-novel-heme-dependent-inducible-protein-srrd-regulates-heme-biosynthesis-and-circadian-rhythms
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Yuka Adachi, Mana Umeda, Asako Kawazoe, Tetsuya Sato, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Sakihito Kitajima, Shingo Izawa, Ikuko Sagami, Shigeru Taketani
Heme plays a role in the regulation of the expression of genes related to circadian rhythms and heme metabolism. In order to identify new heme-regulated proteins, an RNA sequence analysis using mouse NIH3T3 cells treated without or with 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) was performed. Among the changes observed in the levels of various mRNAs including heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and ALA synthase-1 (ALAS1), a mouse homologue of the plant circadian-regulating protein SRR1, SRR1 domain containing (SRRD) was induced by the ALA treatment...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795723/intracellular-iron-and-heme-trafficking-and-metabolism-in-developing-erythroblasts
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Martin D Kafina, Barry H Paw
Vertebrate red blood cells (RBCs) arise from erythroblasts in the human bone marrow through a process known as erythropoiesis. Iron uptake is a crucial hallmark, essential for heme biosynthesis in the differentiating erythroblasts, which are dedicated to producing hemoglobin. Erythropoiesis is facilitated by a network of intracellular transport proteins, chaperones, and circulating hormones. Intracellular iron is targeted to the mitochondria for incorporation into a porphyrin ring to form heme and cytosolic iron-sulfur proteins, including Iron Regulatory Protein 1 (IRP1)...
August 10, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781922/fluorescein-for-resection-of-high-grade-gliomas-a-safety-study-control-in-a-single-center-and-review-of-the-literature
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Natale Francaviglia, Domenico Gerardo Iacopino, Gabriele Costantino, Alessandro Villa, Pietro Impallaria, Francesco Meli, Rosario Maugeri
BACKGROUND: The importance of a complete resection of high-grade gliomas (HGGs) has been highlighted in scientific literature, in order to limit tumor recurrence and above all to improve disease-free survival rates. Several fluorescent biomarkers have been tested to improve intraoperative identification of residual tumor; 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and fluorescein sodium (FS) are now starting to play a central role in glioma surgery. We performed a retrospective analysis on 47 patients operated for HGGs...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780136/pain-during-topical-photodynamic-therapy-comparing-methyl-aminolevulinate-metvix-%C3%A2-to-aminolaevulinic-acid-ameluz-%C3%A2-an-intra-individual-clinical-study
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Shiva Yazdanyar, Kian Zarchi, Gregor B E Jemec
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses are often treated by photodynamic therapy. However, the main side effects of this treatment is pain during and short after illumination. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate, in an intra-individual study, whether the pain response differ in treatment of actinic keratoses in scalp and forhead, using branded methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) and aminolaevulinic acid (ALA). Materials and methods Patients with mild to moderate actinic keratoses on forehead and scalp were treated with methyl aminolaevulinate (MAL)-PDT and aminolaevulinic acid (ALA)-PDT on two similar areas of forehead and scalp...
August 2, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777025/red-light-excitation-of-protoporphyrin-ix-fluorescence-for-subsurface-tumor-detection
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David W Roberts, Jonathan D Olson, Linton T Evans, Kolbein K Kolste, Stephen C Kanick, Xiaoyao Fan, Jaime J Bravo, Brian C Wilson, Frederic Leblond, Mikael Marois, Keith D Paulsen
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to detect 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-induced tumor fluorescence from glioma below the surface of the surgical field by using red-light illumination. METHODS To overcome the shallow tissue penetration of blue light, which maximally excites the ALA-induced fluorophore protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) but is also strongly absorbed by hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin, a system was developed to illuminate the surgical field with red light (620-640 nm) matching a secondary, smaller absorption peak of PpIX and detecting the fluorescence emission through a 650-nm longpass filter...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776016/mechanistic-investigation-of-the-specific-anticancer-property-of-artemisinin-and-its-combination-with-aminolevulinic-acid-for-enhanced-anticolorectal-cancer-activity
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Jigang Wang, Jianbin Zhang, Yin Shi, Chengchao Xu, Chongjing Zhang, Yin Kwan Wong, Yew Mun Lee, Sanjeev Krishna, Yingke He, Teck Kwang Lim, Weiying Sim, Zi-Chun Hua, Han-Ming Shen, Qingsong Lin
The antimalarial artemisinin (ART) possesses anticancer activity, but its underlying mechanism remains largely unclear. Using a chemical proteomics approach with artemisinin-based activity probes, we identified over 300 specific ART targets. This reveals an anticancer mechanism whereby ART promiscuously targets multiple critical biological pathways and leads to cancer cell death. The specific cytotoxicity of ART against colorectal cancer (CRC) cells rather than normal colon epithelial cells is due to the elevated capacity of heme synthesis in the cancer cells...
July 26, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755192/newborn-screening-for-hereditary-tyrosinemia-type-i-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-update
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Yves Giguère, Marie-Thérèse Berthier
Hereditary tyrosinemia type I (HTI) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by a fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase (FAH) deficiency. If untreated, its acute form is characterized by hepatic failure, renal dysfunction and neurological crisis, and may lead to death. Due to a genetic founder effect in the French-Canadian population, the prevalence of HTI is increased in the province of Quebec (1/19 819), with the IVS12 + 5G>A (1062 + 5G>A) splice site mutation responsible for more than 90% of mutated alleles...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755189/neurological-and-neuropsychological-problems-in-tyrosinemia-type-i-patients
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Willem G van Ginkel, Rianne Jahja, Stephan C J Huijbregts, Francjan J van Spronsen
Clinically, Hereditary Tyrosinemia type I (HTI) is especially characterized by severe liver dysfunction in early life. However, recurrent neurological crises are another main finding in these patients when they are treated with a tyrosine and phenylalanine restricted diet only. This is caused by the accumulation of δ-aminolevulinic acid due to the inhibitory effect of succinylacetone on the enzyme that metabolizes δ-aminolevulinic acid. Due to the biochemical and clinical resemblance of these neurological crises and acute intermittent porphyria, this group of symptoms in HTI patients is mostly called porphyria-like-syndrome...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751313/5-aminolevulinic-acid-dehydratase-gene-dosage-affects-programmed-cell-death-and-immunity
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Qichao Chai, Xiaoguang Shang, Shuang Wu, Guozhong Zhu, Chaoze Cheng, Caiping Cai, Xinyu Wang, Wangzhen Guo
Programmed cell death (PCD) is an important form to protect plants from pathogen attack. However, plants must precisely control the PCD process under microbe attacks to avoid detrimental effects. The complexity of how plants balance the defense activation and PCD requires further clarification. Lesion mimic mutants constitute an excellent material to study the crosstalk between them. Here, we identified a Gossypium hirsutum lesion mimic mutant (Ghlmm), which exhibits necrotic leaf damage and enhanced disease resistance...
July 27, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746739/characterization-and-influence-of-green-synthesized-of-nano-sized-zinc-complex-with-5-aminolevulinic-acid-on-bioactive-compounds-of-aniseed
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Vahid Tavallali, Sadegh Rahmati, Vahid Rowshan
A new water soluble zinc-aminolevulinic acid nano complex (n[Zn(ALA)2 ]), which characterized by TEM, IR and EDX spectra, has been prepared via sonochemical method under green conditions in water. In the current study, the effectiveness of foliar Zn amendment using synthetic Zn-ALA nano complex, as a new introduced Zn-fertilizer here, was evaluated. As the model plant, Pimpinella anisum, the most valuable spice and medicinal plant grown in warm regions, was used. By using zinc nano complex, further twenty compounds were obtained in the essential oil of anise plants...
July 26, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741043/comparison-of-near-infrared-imaging-camera-systems-for-intracranial-tumor-detection
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Steve S Cho, Ryan Zeh, John T Pierce, Ryan Salinas, Sunil Singhal, John Y K Lee
PURPOSE: Distinguishing neoplasm from normal brain parenchyma intraoperatively is critical for the neurosurgeon. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has been shown to improve gross total resection and progression-free survival but has limited availability in the USA. Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence has advantages over visible light fluorescence with greater tissue penetration and reduced background fluorescence. In order to prepare for the increasing number of NIR fluorophores that may be used in molecular imaging trials, we chose to compare a state-of-the-art, neurosurgical microscope (System 1) to one of the commercially available NIR visualization platforms (System 2)...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740449/genetic-factors-affecting-intraoperative-5-aminolevulinic-acid-induced-fluorescence-of-diffuse-gliomas
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Kiyotaka Saito, Toshinori Hirai, Hideo Takeshima, Yoshihito Kadota, Shinji Yamashita, Asya Ivanova, Kiyotaka Yokogami
BACKGROUND: In patients operated for malignant glioma, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)-induced fluorescence guidance is useful. However, we occasionally experience instances of non-visible fluorescence despite a histopathological diagnosis of high-grade glioma. We sought to identify factors that influence the intraoperative visualization of gliomas by their 5-ALA-induced fluorescence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed data from 60 patients with astrocytic or oligodendroglial tumors who underwent tumor removal under 5-ALA-induced fluorescence guidance between January 2014 and December 2015...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740143/downregulation-of-alas1-by-nicarbazin-treatment-underlies-the-reduced-synthesis-of-protoporphyrin-ix-in-shell-gland-of-laying-hens
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Sami Samiullah, Juliet Roberts, Shu-Biao Wu
Shell colour is an important trait for eggs and an understanding of pigment deposition will assist potential management of egg shell colour loss. We demonstrated that nicarbazin feeding down-regulated ALAS1 and reduced protoporphyrin IX (PP IX) in both shell gland and eggshell, indicating the role of nicarbazin in inhibiting the synthesis of PP IX. Additionally, the expression levels of the genes did not show sequential upregulation in the same order of diurnal time-points (TP) during egg formation. The gene SLC25A38, responsible for transporting glycine from cytoplasm to mitochondria, and the gene ALAS1, encoding rate-limiting enzyme (delta-aminolevulinic acid synthase 1), had higher expression at 15 hr, as compared with 2, 5 and 23...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739388/precise-flux-redistribution-to-glyoxylate-cycle-for-5-aminolevulinic-acid-production-in-escherichia-coli
#18
Myung Hyun Noh, Hyun Gyu Lim, Sunghoon Park, Sang Woo Seo, Gyoo Yeol Jung
Microbial production of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) has received much attention because of its potential in clinical applications. Overexpression along with the deciphering of regulation of the related enzymes and an analogue transporter yielded remarkable achievements in ALA production. Nonetheless, there is significant room for carbon flux optimization to enhance ALA production. The aim of this study was precise carbon flux optimization for high ALA production in Escherichia coli expressing the ALA biosynthetic pathway...
July 21, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731303/lead-ii-binding-in-natural-and-artificial-proteins
#19
Virginia Cangelosi, Leela Ruckthong, Vincent L Pecoraro
This article describes recent attempts to understand the biological chemistry of lead using a synthetic biology approach. Lead binds to a variety of different biomolecules ranging from enzymes to regulatory and signaling proteins to bone matrix. We have focused on the interactions of this element in thiolate-rich sites that are found in metalloregulatory proteins such as Pbr, Znt, and CadC and in enzymes such as δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD). In these proteins, Pb(II) is often found as a homoleptic and hemidirectic Pb(II)(SR)3- complex...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731299/human-biomonitoring-of-lead-exposure
#20
Katrin Klotz, Thomas Göen
After a chronic exposure, lead accumulates in the human body, especially in bones and teeth. Critical effects of lead affect the nervous system, reproduction, fertility as well as genotoxicity and carcinogenicity [1]. Analyses of lead concentrations in human biological material are performed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and atomic absorption spectrometry, but also electrochemical methods and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. The predominant sample matrices include blood and bone, as well as urine, hair, nail, and saliva...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
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