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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545238/epigenetic-strategies-to-boost-cancer-immunotherapies
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REVIEW
Maria J Barrero
Recently, immunotherapeutic approaches have shown impressive responses in a subset of cancer patients. However, the rate of success is low and a large percentage of treated patients do not experience clinical benefits. Therefore, additional strategies are needed to improve responses and select responsive patients. Emerging data suggest that epigenetic drugs can improve the responses to immunotherapy. Understanding the mechanisms of resistance to immunotherapy and the epigenetic events that take place during immune evasion is critical to providing a rational combined use of immunotherapies and epigenetic drugs...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545189/outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-modified-high-dose-omeprazole-and-amoxicillin-triple-therapy-with-standard-triple-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
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Kitti Chunlertlith, Uaepong Limpapanasit, Pisaln Mairiang, Suda Vannaprasaht, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Apichat Sangchan, Kookwan Sawadpanich, Tanita Suttichaimongkol, Jamrus Pongpit, Moragot Pattarapongsin
Background: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is related to peptic ulcer diseases and gastric cancer and eradication of H. pylori should be expected to decrease the risk of their development. Factors affecting H. pylori eradication are antibiotic resistance, CYP2C19 genotypes, drug regimen and patient compliance. Increment of omeprazole and amoxicillin dosage in clarithromycin-containing triple therapy regimen may overcome these problems and may be a better choice than the conventional clarithromycin-containing triple therapy regimen...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545050/prevalence-and-extent-of-heteroresistance-by-next-generation-sequencing-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Darwin J Operario, Alexander F Koeppel, Stephen D Turner, Yongde Bao, Suporn Pholwat, Sayera Banu, Suporn Foongladda, Stellah Mpagama, Jean Gratz, Oleg Ogarkov, Svetlana Zhadova, Scott K Heysell, Eric R Houpt
Amplicon-based Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is an emerging method for Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug susceptibility testing (DST) but has not been well described. We examined 158 clinical multidrug-resistant M. tuberculosis isolates via NGS of 11 resistance-associated gene regions covering 3519 nucleotides. Across these gene regions, complete resistance or heteroresistance (defined as 1%-99% mutation) was present in at least one isolate in 6.3% of loci. The number of isolates with heteroresistance was highest for gyrA codon 94, rpoB codons 526 and 531, and embB codons 306, 372 and 406 (range 11-26% of isolates exhibited heteroresistance)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545032/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-membrane-expression-of-crt-erp57-induces-immunogenic-apoptosis-in-drug-resistant-endometrial-cancer-cells
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Qin Xu, Chuanben Chen, An Lin, Yunqing Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated CRT/ERp57 complex expression underlying the mechanism of resistance to doxorubicin (DOX) in endometrial carcinoma (EC) in vivo and in vitro. METHODS: The expression of CRT, ERp57, p-PERK, eIF2α, p-eIF2α in EC patients and EC cells was detected by Western blots and by immunofluorescence assay. MTT assay was used to determine the LC50 of EC cells to DOX and cell viability. Apoptosis was assayed using flow cytometer...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545010/factors-associated-with-response-after-deep-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-a-real-world-clinical-setting-results-from-the-first-40-cases-of-treatment-resistant-depression
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K Feffer, K A B Lapidus, Y Braw, Y Bloch, S Kron, R Netzer, U Nitzan
BACKGROUND: Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) has been sanctioned by the United States Food and Drug Administration for treatment-resistant depression. In a retrospective cohort study, we evaluated response and effectiveness of dTMS in real-world practice, as an add-on treatment for resistant depression. METHODS: Forty adult outpatients suffering from depression, all taking psychiatric medications, underwent 20 dTMS treatments over a 4-6 week period...
April 11, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544960/anti-biofilm-effect-of-dihydromyricetin-loaded-nanocapsules-on-urinary-catheter-infected-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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A J F Dalcin, C G Santos, S S Gündel, I Roggia, R P Raffin, A F Ourique, R C V Santos, P Gomes
Nosocomial infections associated with biofilm formation on urinary catheters are among the leading causes of complications due to biofilm characteristics and high antimicrobial resistance. An interesting alternative are natural products, such as Dihydromyricetin (DMY), a flavonoid which presents several pharmacological properties, including strong antimicrobial activity against various microorganisms. However, DMY, has low aqueous solubility and consequently low bioavailability. Nanoencapsulation can contribute to the improvement of characteristics of some drugs, by increasing the apparent solubility and sustained release has been reported among other advantages...
May 15, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544845/self-assembling-zwitterionic-copolymers-as-membrane-selective-layers-with-excellent-fouling-resistance-effect-of-zwitterion-chemistry
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Prity Bengani-Lutz, Elisha Converse, Peggy Cebe, Ayse Asatekin
Membranes with high flux, ~1 nm pore size and unprecedented protein fouling resistance were prepared by forming selective layers of self-assembling zwitterionic amphiphilic random copolymers on porous supports by a simple coating method. Random copolymers were prepared from the hydrophobic monomer 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate (TFEMA) and four zwitterionic monomers (sulfobetaine methacrylate, sulfobetaine 2-vinylpyridine, sulfobutylbetaine 2-vinylpyridine and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) by free radical polymerization...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544818/ubiquitination-in-melanoma-pathogenesis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Jinyuan Ma, Weinan Guo, Chunying Li
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive skin cancers with fiercely increasing incidence and mortality. Since the progressive understanding of the mutational landscape and immunologic pathogenic factors in melanoma, the targeted therapy and immunotherapy have been recently established and gained unprecedented improvements for melanoma treatment. However, the prognosis of melanoma patients remains unoptimistic mainly due to the resistance and nonresponse to current available drugs. Ubiquitination is a posttranslational modification which plays crucial roles in diverse cellular biological activities and participates in the pathogenesis of various cancers, including melanoma...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544801/nanotherapeutic-systems-for-local-treatment-of-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Rami Walid Chakroun, Pengcheng Zhang, Ran Lin, Paula Schiapparelli, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Honggang Cui
Malignant brain tumor, including the most common type glioblastoma, are histologically heterogeneous and invasive tumors known as the most devastating neoplasms with high morbidity and mortality. Despite multimodal treatment including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, the disease inevitably recurs and is fatal. This lack of curative options has motivated researchers to explore new treatment strategies and to develop new drug delivery systems (DDSs); however, the unique anatomical, physiological, and pathological features of brain tumors greatly limit the effectiveness of conventional chemotherapy...
May 24, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544639/biomimetic-model-of-tumor-microenvironment-on-microfluidic-platform
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Minhwan Chung, Jungho Ahn, Kyungmin Son, Sudong Kim, Noo Li Jeon
The "Tumor microenvironment" (TME) is a complex, interacting system of the tumor and its surrounding environment. The TME has drawn more attention recently in attempts to overcome current drug resistance and the recurrence of cancer by understanding the cancer and its microenvironment systematically, beyond past reductionist approaches. However, a lack of experimental tools to dissect the intricate interactions has hampered in-depth research into the TME. Here, a biomimetic TME model using a microfluidic platform is presented, which enables the interaction between TME constituents to be studied in a comprehensive manner...
May 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544494/4-substituted-thieno-2-3-d-pyrimidines-as-potent-antibacterial-agents-rational-design-microwave-assisted-synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-docking-studies
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Rupinder K Gill, Harpreet Singh, Tilak Raj, Anuradha Sharma, Gagandeep Singh, Jitender Bariwal
In an attempt to discover a new class of antibacterial agents with improved efficacy and to overcome the drug resistant problems, some novel 4-substituted thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidines have been synthesized via microwave assisted methodology and evaluated for their in vitro antibacterial activity against various pathogenic bacterial strains. Compounds 12b and 13c showed the promising inhibitory potencies against S. aureus, B. subtilis, P. aeruginosa and E. coli with MICs ranging from 2 to 10 μg/ml. Compound 13c was also found to be highly potent against methicillin resistant S...
May 23, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544324/albumin-templated-manganese-dioxide-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-radioisotope-therapy
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Longlong Tian, Qian Chen, Xuan Yi, Jiawen Chen, Chao Liang, Yu Chao, Kai Yang, Zhuang Liu
Although nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems have been widely explored for tumor-targeted delivery of radioisotope therapy (RIT), the hypoxia zones of tumors on one hand can hardly be reached by nanoparticles with relatively large sizes due to their limited intratumoral diffusion ability, on the other hand often exhibit hypoxia-associated resistance to radiation-induced cell damage. To improve RIT treatment of solid tumors, herein, radionuclide (131) I labeled human serum albumin (HSA)-bound manganese dioxide nanoparticles ((131) I-HSA-MnO2 ) are developed as a novel RIT nanomedicine platform that is responsive to the tumor microenvironment (TME)...
May 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544183/clinical-outcomes-of-intestinal-transplant-recipients-colonized-with-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-a-retrospective-study
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Jacques Simkins, Michele I Morris, Jose F Camargo, Rodrigo Vianna, Thiago Beduschi, Lilian M Abbo
Rates of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) colonization among intestinal transplant (ITx) recipients have not been reported. Colonization rates with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria (CR-GNB) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were obtained retrospectively in adults undergoing ITx (isolated or multi-visceral) from 1/2009-12/2015. We assessed for VRE, CR-GNB and MRSA bacteremia during the first year post-transplant for patients colonized with VRE, CR-GNB and MRSA respectively and for those who were not colonized...
May 19, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544151/the-emt-spectrum-and-therapeutic-opportunities
#14
REVIEW
Dominic Chih-Cheng Voon, Ruby Yun-Ju Huang, Rebecca A Jackson, Jean Paul Thiery
Carcinomas are phenotypically arrayed along an EMT spectrum, a developmental program currently exploited to understand the acquisition of drug resistance through a re-routing of growth factor signalling. This review collates the current approaches employed in developing therapeutics against cancer-associated EMT, and provides an assessment of their respective strengths and drawbacks. We reflect on the close relationship between EMT and chemoresistance against current targeted therapeutics, with a special focus on the epigenetic mechanisms that links these processes...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544095/phenotypic-assays-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Ok-Ryul Song, Nathalie Deboosere, Vincent Delorme, Christophe J Queval, Gaspard Deloison, Elisabeth Werkmeister, Frank Lafont, Alain Baulard, Raffaella Iantomasi, Priscille Brodin
Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major global threat, killing more than one million persons each year. With the constant increase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains resistant to first- and second-line drugs, there is an urgent need for the development of new drugs to control the propagation of TB. Although screenings of small molecules on axenic M. tuberculosis cultures were successful for the identification of novel putative anti-TB drugs, new drugs in the development pipeline remains scarce. Host-directed therapy may represent an alternative for drug development against TB...
May 19, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543813/inhaled-pulmonary-vasodilator-therapy-for-management-of-right-ventricular-dysfunction-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-placement-and-cardiac-transplantation
#16
Leah A Sabato, David M Salerno, Jeremy D Moretz, Douglas L Jennings
Right ventricular failure (RVF) after cardiac transplant (CTX) or implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) is associated with significant post-operative morbidity and mortality. A variety of modalities have been used to treat post-operative RVF, including management of volume status, intravenous inotropes and vasodilators, and right-sided mechanical support. Inhaled vasodilator agents are a unique treatment option aimed at minimizing systemic absorption by delivering therapy directly to the pulmonary vasculature...
May 24, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543796/mxd1-mediates-hypoxia-induced-cisplatin-resistance-in-osteosarcoma-cells-by-repression-of-the-pten-tumor-suppressor-gene
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Datong Zheng, Weiling Wu, Na Dong, Xiuqin Jiang, Jinjin Xu, Xi Zhan, Zhengdong Zhang, Zhenzhen Hu
Hypoxia-induced chemoresistance remains a major obstacle to treating osteosarcoma effectively. Mxd1, a member of the Myc/Max/Mxd family, was shown to be involved in the development of drug resistance under hypoxia. However, the effect of Mxd1 on hypoxia-induced cisplatin (CDDP) resistance and its mechanism in osteosarcoma have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we demonstrated that HIF-1α-induced Mxd1 contributed to CDDP resistance in hypoxic U-2OS and MG-63 cells. The knockdown of Mxd1 expression elevated PTEN expression at both protein and RNA levels in these hypoxic cells...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543700/interaction-of-molecular-alterations-with-immune-response-in-melanoma
#18
REVIEW
Robert A Szczepaniak Sloane, Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan, Sangeetha M Reddy, Xue Zhang, Alexandre Reuben, Jennifer A Wargo
Major advances have been made in melanoma treatment with the use of molecularly targeted therapies and immunotherapies, and numerous regimens are now approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for patients with stage IV disease. However, therapeutic resistance remains an issue to both classes of agents, and reliable biomarkers of therapeutic response and resistance are lacking. Mechanistic insights are being gained through preclinical studies and translational research, offering potential strategies to enhance responses and survival in treated patients...
June 1, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543695/mechanisms-and-strategies-to-overcome-resistance-to-molecularly-targeted-therapy-for-melanoma
#19
REVIEW
Su Yin Lim, Alexander M Menzies, Helen Rizos
The identification of driver mutations in melanoma has changed the field of cancer treatment. BRAF and NRAS mutations are predominant in melanoma and lead to overactivation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (AKT) signaling pathways. Selective inhibitors targeting key effectors of the MAPK pathway have revolutionized the treatment of patients with advanced metastatic BRAF-mutant melanoma. However, resistance to therapy is almost universal and remains a major challenge in clinical care, with the majority of patients progressing within 1 year...
June 1, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543694/genetically-engineered-mouse-models-of-melanoma
#20
REVIEW
Eva Pérez-Guijarro, Chi-Ping Day, Glenn Merlino, M Raza Zaidi
Melanoma is a complex disease that exhibits highly heterogeneous etiological, histopathological, and genetic features, as well as therapeutic responses. Genetically engineered mouse (GEM) models provide powerful tools to unravel the molecular mechanisms critical for melanoma development and drug resistance. Here, we expound briefly the basis of the mouse modeling design, the available technology for genetic engineering, and the aspects influencing the use of GEMs to model melanoma. Furthermore, we describe in detail the currently available GEM models of melanoma...
June 1, 2017: Cancer
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