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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728159/oxamate-enhances-the-anti-inflammatory-and-insulin-sensitizing-effects-of-metformin-in-diabetic-mice
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Mu-Chao Wu, Wei-Ran Ye, Yi-Jia Zheng, Shan-Shan Zhang
Metformin (MET) is the first-line drug for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, MET increases blood lactate levels in patients with T2DM. Lactate possesses proinflammatory properties and causes insulin resistance (IR). Oxamate (OXA), a lactate dehydrogenase inhibitor, can decrease tissue lactate production and blood lactate levels. This study was conducted to examine the effects of the combination of OXA and MET on inflammation, and IR in diabetic db/db mice. Supplementation of OXA to MET led to lowered tissue lactate production and serum lactate levels compared to MET alone, accompanied with further decreased tissue and blood levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, along with better insulin sensitivity, beta-cell mass, and glycemic control in diabetic db/db mice...
July 21, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727795/effect-of-therapy-switch-on-time-to-second-line-antiretroviral-treatment-failure-in-hiv-infected-patients
#2
Amanda Häggblom, Michele Santacatterina, Ujjwal Neogi, Magnus Gisslen, Bo Hejdeman, Leo Flamholc, Anders Sönnerborg
BACKGROUND: Switch from first line antiretroviral therapy (ART) to second-line ART is common in clinical practice. However, there is limited knowledge of to which extent different reason for therapy switch are associated with differences in long-term consequences and sustainability of the second line ART. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from 869 patients with 14601 clinical visits between 1999-2014 were derived from the national cohort database. Reason for therapy switch and viral load (VL) levels at first-line ART failure were compared with regard to outcome of second line ART...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727774/inhibitors-of-mycobacterium-marinum-virulence-identified-in-a-dictyostelium-discoideum-host-model
#3
Hajer Ouertatani-Sakouhi, Sébastien Kicka, Gianpaolo Chiriano, Christopher F Harrison, Hubert Hilbi, Leonardo Scapozza, Thierry Soldati, Pierre Cosson
Tuberculosis remains one of the major threats to public health worldwide. Given the prevalence of multi drug resistance (MDR) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, there is a strong need to develop new anti-mycobacterial drugs with modes of action distinct from classical antibiotics. Inhibitors of mycobacterial virulence might target new molecular processes and may represent a potential new therapeutic alternative. In this study, we used a Dictyostelium discoideum host model to assess virulence of Mycobacterium marinum and to identify compounds inhibiting mycobacterial virulence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727491/impact-of-point-of-care-xpert-mtb-rif-on-tuberculosis-treatment-initiation-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Richard J Lessells, Graham S Cooke, Nuala McGrath, Mark P Nicol, Marie-Louise Newell, Peter Godfrey-Faussett
RATIONALE: Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics have potential to reduce pre-treatment loss to follow-up and delays to initiation of appropriate TB treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a POC diagnostic strategy on initiation of appropriate TB treatment. METHODS: A cluster randomised trial of adults with cough who were HIV positive and/or at high risk of drug-resistant TB. Two-week time blocks were randomised to two strategies (i) Xpert performed at district hospital laboratory (ii) POC Xpert performed at primary health care clinic...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727473/delay-in-initiation-of-treatment-after-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-primary-health-care-setting-eight-year-cohort-analysis-from-district-faridabad-haryana-north-india
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Shashi Kant, Arvind K Singh, Giridara G Parmeshwaran, Partha Haldar, Sumit Malhotra, Ravneet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Delay in initiation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment may have a tremendous impact on disease transmission, development of drug resistance, poor outcome and overall survival of TB patients. The delay can occur at various levels. Delay in initiation of treatment after diagnosis is mostly due to health system failure and has immense programmatic implications. It has not been studied extensively in the Indian setting. METHODS: The authors did a cohort analysis of all TB patients initiated on treatment from two primary health centres (PHCs) at Ballabgarh Health and Demographic Surveillance System between January 2007 and December 2014...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727428/correction-to-potent-inhibitor-of-drug-resistant-hiv-1-strains-identified-from-the-medicinal-plant-justicia-gendarussa
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Hong-Jie Zhang, Emily Rumschlag-Booms, Yi-Fu Guan, Dong-Ying Wang, Kang-Lun Liu, Wan-Fei Li, Van H Nguyen, Nguyen M Cuong, Djaja D Soejarto, Harry H S Fong, Lijun Rong
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July 20, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727372/fosfomycin-a-good-alternative-drug-for-prostate-biopsy-prophylaxis-the-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-trial-with-respect-to-risk-factors
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Erdem Kisa, Mustafa Ugur Altug, Oguz Alp Gurbuz, Harun Ozdemir
PURPOSE: To determine the risk factors and the efficiency of rectal swab samples to prevent infectious complications in prostate biopsy, and compare fosfomycin with ciprofloxacin use in prophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May and October 2014, pre-biopsy risk factors and their effect in ciprofloxacin and fosfomycin prophylaxis were determined. Pre-biopsy urinalysis, urine culture and rectal swab samples were obtained from all of the patients. Rectal swabs were obtained upon admission, and biopsy was performed in the following 3-7 days...
June 14, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726784/binding-of-doxorubicin-to-sorcin-impairs-cell-death-and-increases-drug-resistance-in-cancer-cells
#8
Ilaria Genovese, Annarita Fiorillo, Andrea Ilari, Silvia Masciarelli, Francesco Fazi, Gianni Colotti
Sorcin is a calcium binding protein that plays an important role in multidrug resistance (MDR) in tumors, since its expression confers resistance to doxorubicin and to other chemotherapeutic drugs. In this study, we show that Sorcin is able to bind doxorubicin, vincristine, paclitaxel and cisplatin directly and with high affinity. The high affinity binding of doxorubicin to sorcin has been demonstrated with different techniques, that is, surface plasmon resonance, fluorescence titration and X-ray diffraction...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726781/autophagy-inhibition-reduces-chemoresistance-and-tumorigenic-potential-of-human-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells
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Anna Pagotto, Giorgia Pilotto, Elena Laura Mazzoldi, Maria Ornella Nicoletto, Simona Frezzini, Anna Pastò, Alberto Amadori
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is one of the most malignant gynecological tumors with a high mortality rate owing to tumor relapse after anticancer therapies. It is widely accepted that a rare tumor cell population, known as cancer stem cells (CSC), is responsible for tumor progression and relapse; intriguingly, these cells are able to survive nutrient starvation (such as in vitro culture in the absence of glucose) and chemotherapy treatment. Recent data also indicated that chemotherapy resistance is associated with autophagy activation...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726775/oroxylin-a-activates-pkm1-hnf4-alpha-to-induce-hepatoma-differentiation-and-block-cancer-progression
#10
Libin Wei, Yuanyuan Dai, Yuxin Zhou, Zihao He, Jingyue Yao, Li Zhao, Qinglong Guo, Lin Yang
Liver cancer is the second cause of death from cancer worldwide, without effective treatment. Traditional chemotherapy for liver cancer has big side effects for patients, whereas targeted drugs, such as sorafenib, commonly have drug resistance. Oroxylin A (OA) is the main bioactive flavonoids of Scutellariae radix, which has strong anti-hepatoma effect but low toxicity to normal tissue. To date, no differentiation-inducing agents have been reported to exert a curative effect on solid tumors. Here our results demonstrated that OA restrained the proliferation and induced differentiation of hepatoma both in vitro and in vivo, via inducing a high PKM1 (pyruvate kinase M1)/PKM2 (pyruvate kinase M2) ratio...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726759/high-resolution-inhibition-profiling-combined-with-hplc-hrms-spe-nmr-for-identification-of-ptp1b-inhibitors-from-vietnamese-plants
#11
Binh Thi Dieu Trinh, Anna K Jäger, Dan Staerk
Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) plays a key role as a negative regulator in insulin signal transduction by deactivating the insulin receptor. Thus, PTP1B inhibition has emerged as a potential therapeutic strategy for curing insulin resistance. In this study, 40 extracts from 18 different plant species were investigated for PTP1B inhibitory activity in vitro. The most promising one, the EtOAc extract of Ficus racemosa, was investigated by high-resolution PTP1B inhibition profiling combined with HPLC-HRMS-SPE-NMR analysis...
July 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726723/mertensene-a-halogenated-monoterpene-induces-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-of-human-colon-adenocarcinoma-ht29-cell-line-through-the-modulation-of-erk-1-2-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Safa Tarhouni-Jabberi, Ons Zakraoui, Efstathia Ioannou, Ichrak Riahi-Chebbi, Meriam Haoues, Vassilios Roussis, Riadh Kharrat, Khadija Essafi-Benkhadir
Conventional treatment of advanced colorectal cancer is associated with tumor resistance and toxicity towards normal tissues. Therefore, development of effective anticancer therapeutic alternatives is still urgently required. Nowadays, marine secondary metabolites have been extensively investigated due to the fact that they frequently exhibit anti-tumor properties. However, little attention has been given to terpenoids isolated from seaweeds. In this study, we isolated the halogenated monoterpene mertensene from the red alga Pterocladiella capillacea (S...
July 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726668/formulation-and-technology-development-of-herbal-phenolic-biopolymer-containing-films-for-burn-treatment
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S Gokadze, V Barbakadze, K Mulkijanyan, A Bakuridze, L Bakuridze
Application of phytofilms based on biosolublepolymers is considered as a prospectivemethod for burn treatment . Herbal remedies contain biologically active substances, that are relatively less toxic, do not cause skin irritation or allergic reactions and, importantly, affectstrains of the microorganisms and viruses resistant to antibiotics and synthetic drugs. Nowadays, the advantages are given to such burn healing drugs, which along with high specific efficacy, have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, and don't irritate the tissues...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726640/c1q-tnf-related-protein-6-ctrp6-links-obesity-to-adipose-tissue-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance
#14
Xia Lei, Marcus M Seldin, Hannah C Little, Nicholas Choy, Thomas Klonisch, G William Wong
Obesity is associated with chronic low-grade inflammation, and metabolic regulators linking obesity to inflammation have therefore received much attention. Secreted C1q/TNF-related proteins (CTRPs) are one such group of regulators that regulate glucose and fat metabolism in peripheral tissues and modulate inflammation in adipose tissue. We have previously shown that expression of CTRP6 is up-regulated in leptin-deficient mice and, conversely, down-regulated by the anti-diabetic drug, rosiglitazone. Here, we provide evidence for a novel role of CTRP6 in modulating both inflammation and insulin sensitivity...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726638/understanding-inhibitor-resistance-in-mps1-kinase-through-novel-biophysical-assays-and-structures
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Yoshitaka Hiruma, Andre Koch, Nazila Hazraty, Foteini Tsakou, Rene H Medema, Robbie P Joosten, Anastassis Perrakis
Monopolar spindle 1 (Mps1/TTK) is a protein kinase essential in mitotic checkpoint signalling, preventing anaphase until all chromosomes are properly attached to spindle microtubules. Mps1 has emerged as a potential target for cancer therapy, and a variety of compounds have been developed to inhibit its kinase activity. Mutations in the catalytic domain of Mps1 that give rise to inhibitor resistance, but retain catalytic activity and do not display cross-resistance to other Mps1 inhibitors, have been described...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726622/mcr-1-and-blakpc-3-in-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-744-after-meropenem-and-colistin-therapy-portugal
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Marta Tacão, Rafael Dos Santos Tavares, Pedro Teixeira, Inês Roxo, Elmano Ramalheira, Sónia Ferreira, Isabel Henriques
Escherichia coli Ec36 was recovered from a patient in Portugal after treatment with meropenem and colistin. Besides an IncF plasmid with Tn1441d-blaKPC-3, already reported in clinical strains in this country, E. coli Ec36 co-harbored an IncX4::mcr-1 gene. Results highlight emerging co-resistance to carbapenems and polymyxins after therapy with drugs from both classes.
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725599/effects-of-metformin-on-endothelial-health-and-erectile-dysfunction
#17
REVIEW
Jay Pravin Patel, Eric Hweegeun Lee, Carlos Ignacio Mena, Charles N Walker
Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 18 million American men. ED may be attributed to several etiologies, including arteriogenic, psychogenic, neurogenic, hormonal, drug-induced, and systemic disease or aging related factors. Specific to arteriogenic ED, three major mechanisms have been identified: (I) endothelium-dependent vasodilatory impairment; (II) sympathetic nerve activity elevation; (III) atherosclerotic luminal narrowing. Additionally, these insults have been linked to the insulin resistant state, which in turn is comorbid with obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and hypertension...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725578/transperineal-vs-transrectal-biopsy-in-mri-targeting
#18
REVIEW
Jeremy Grummet, Lana Pepdjonovic, Sean Huang, Elliot Anderson, Boris Hadaschik
Prostate biopsy is typically performed via either the transrectal or transperineal approach. MRI-targeted biopsy, whether using any of the three options of cognitive fusion, MRI-ultrasound fusion software, or in-bore MRI-guided biopsy, can also be performed via either transrectal or transperineal approaches. As an extension of traditional random prostate biopsy, the transrectal approach is far more commonly used for MRI-targeted biopsy due to its convenience. However, in the context of today's increasing multi-drug resistance of rectal flora, the transperineal approach is being used more often due to its lack of septic complications...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725482/systems-biology-driving-drug-development-from-design-to-the-clinical-testing-of-the-anti-erbb3-antibody-seribantumab-mm-121
#19
REVIEW
Birgit Schoeberl, Art Kudla, Kristina Masson, Ashish Kalra, Michael Curley, Gregory Finn, Emily Pace, Brian Harms, Jaeyeon Kim, Jeff Kearns, Aaron Fulgham, Olga Burenkova, Viara Grantcharova, Defne Yarar, Violette Paragas, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Marisa Wainszelbaum, Kip West, Sara Mathews, Rachel Nering, Bambang Adiwijaya, Gabriela Garcia, Bill Kubasek, Victor Moyo, Akos Czibere, Ulrik B Nielsen, Gavin MacBeath
The ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases comprises four members: epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR/ErbB1), human EGFR 2 (HER2/ErbB2), ErbB3/HER3, and ErbB4/HER4. The first two members of this family, EGFR and HER2, have been implicated in tumorigenesis and cancer progression for several decades, and numerous drugs have now been approved that target these two proteins. Less attention, however, has been paid to the role of this family in mediating cancer cell survival and drug tolerance. To better understand the complex signal transduction network triggered by the ErbB receptor family, we built a computational model that quantitatively captures the dynamics of ErbB signaling...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
#20
REVIEW
Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
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