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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527407/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-systemic-therapy-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Giuseppe Galletti, Benjamin I Leach, Linda Lam, Scott T Tagawa
Patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCPRC) now have an unprecedented number of approved treatment options, including chemotherapies (docetaxel, cabazitaxel), androgen receptor (AR)-targeted therapies (enzalutamide, abiraterone), a radioisotope (radium-223) and a cancer vaccine (sipuleucel-T). However, the optimal treatment sequencing pathway is unknown, and this problem is exacerbated by the issues of primary and acquired resistance. This review focuses on mechanisms of resistance to AR-targeted therapies and taxane-based chemotherapy...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527030/intravitreal-erythropoietin-injection-in-late-stage-optic-neuropathy-a-safety-study-on-human
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Ugur Acar, Bekir Kucuk, Mehmet Koray Sevinc, Seckin Aykas, Mesut Erdurmus, Gungor Sobaci
AIM: To evaluate the whether intravitreal erythropoietin (EPO) administration has any beneficial or adverse effect in patients with late-stage optic neuropathy (ON) or not. METHODS: The study examined 16 eyes of 16 patients who had late-stage ON and ≥1/20 best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in their affected eye. There were nonarteritic ischemic ON in 10 (62.5%) eyes, traumatic ON in 4 (25.0%) eyes and methanol-induced ON in 2 (12.5%) eyes. Using pars plana approach, 2000 IU/0...
May 19, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523456/bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-administration-significantly-improves-outcome-after-retinal-ischemia-in-rats
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Biji Mathew, Jacqueline N Poston, John C Dreixler, Leianne Torres, Jasmine Lopez, Ruth Zelkha, Irina Balyasnikova, Maciej S Lesniak, Steven Roth
PURPOSE: Ischemia-associated retinal degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss, and to date, there are no effective treatment options. We hypothesized that delayed injection of bone-marrow stem cells (BMSCs) 24 h after the onset of ischemia could effectively rescue ischemic retina from its consequences, including apoptosis, inflammation, and increased vascular permeability, thereby preventing retinal cell loss. METHODS: Retinal ischemia was induced in adult Wistar rats by increasing intraocular pressure (IOP) to 130-135 mmHg for 55 min...
May 18, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520829/association-between-combined-tmprss2-erg-and-pca3-rna-urinary-testing-and-detection-of-aggressive-prostate-cancer
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Martin G Sanda, Ziding Feng, David H Howard, Scott A Tomlins, Lori J Sokoll, Daniel W Chan, Meredith M Regan, Jack Groskopf, Jonathan Chipman, Dattatraya H Patil, Simpa S Salami, Douglas S Scherr, Jacob Kagan, Sudhir Srivastava, Ian M Thompson, Javed Siddiqui, Jing Fan, Aron Y Joon, Leonidas E Bantis, Mark A Rubin, Arul M Chinnayian, John T Wei, Mohamed Bidair, Adam Kibel, Daniel W Lin, Yair Lotan, Alan Partin, Samir Taneja
Importance: Potential survival benefits from treating aggressive (Gleason score, ≥7) early-stage prostate cancer are undermined by harms from unnecessary prostate biopsy and overdiagnosis of indolent disease. Objective: To evaluate the a priori primary hypothesis that combined measurement of PCA3 and TMPRSS2:ERG (T2:ERG) RNA in the urine after digital rectal examination would improve specificity over measurement of prostate-specific antigen alone for detecting cancer with Gleason score of 7 or higher...
May 18, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516000/role-of-a-dual-splicing-and-amino-acid-code-in-myopia-cone-dysfunction-and-cone-dystrophy-associated-with-l-m-opsin-interchange-mutations
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Scott H Greenwald, James A Kuchenbecker, Jessica S Rowlan, Jay Neitz, Maureen Neitz
PURPOSE: Human long (L) and middle (M) wavelength cone opsin genes are highly variable due to intermixing. Two L/M cone opsin interchange mutants, designated LIAVA and LVAVA, are associated with clinical diagnoses, including red-green color vision deficiency, blue cone monochromacy, cone degeneration, myopia, and Bornholm Eye Disease. Because the protein and splicing codes are carried by the same nucleotides, intermixing L and M genes can cause disease by affecting protein structure and splicing...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515422/up-regulation-and-nuclear-translocation-of-y-box-binding-protein-1-yb-1-is-linked-to-poor-prognosis-in-erg-negative-prostate-cancer
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Asmus Heumann, Özge Kaya, Christoph Burdelski, Claudia Hube-Magg, Martina Kluth, Dagmar S Lang, Ronald Simon, Burkhard Beyer, Imke Thederan, Guido Sauter, Jakob R Izbicki, Andreas M Luebke, Andrea Hinsch, Frank Jacobsen, Corinna Wittmer, Franziska Büscheck, Doris Höflmayer, Sarah Minner, Maria Christina Tsourlakis, Thorsten Schlomm, Waldemar Wilczak
Y-box binding protein 1 (YB-1) is an RNA and DNA binding factor with potential prognostic cancer. To evaluate the clinical impact of YB-1, a tissue microarray with 11,152 prostate cancers was analysed by immunohistochemistry. Cytoplasmic and nuclear staining was separately analysed. Cytoplasmic YB-1 was absent or weak in normal epithelium but seen in 86,3% of carcinomas. Cytoplasmic staining was weak, moderate, and strong in 29.6%, 43.7% and 13.0% of tumours and was accompanied by nuclear YB-1 staining in 32...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514439/haematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Ryohichi Sugimura, Deepak Kumar Jha, Areum Han, Clara Soria-Valles, Edroaldo Lummertz da Rocha, Yi-Fen Lu, Jeremy A Goettel, Erik Serrao, R Grant Rowe, Mohan Malleshaiah, Irene Wong, Patricia Sousa, Ted N Zhu, Andrea Ditadi, Gordon Keller, Alan N Engelman, Scott B Snapper, Sergei Doulatov, George Q Daley
A variety of tissue lineages can be differentiated from pluripotent stem cells by mimicking embryonic development through stepwise exposure to morphogens, or by conversion of one differentiated cell type into another by enforced expression of master transcription factors. Here, to yield functional human haematopoietic stem cells, we perform morphogen-directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into haemogenic endothelium followed by screening of 26 candidate haematopoietic stem-cell-specifying transcription factors for their capacity to promote multi-lineage haematopoietic engraftment in mouse hosts...
May 17, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512427/long-term-clinical-course-in-a-patient-with-complete-congenital-stationary-night-blindness
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Kentaro Kurata, Katsuhiro Hosono, Yoshihiro Hotta
BACKGROUND: This report describes a 45-year-old man with complete congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB1) who has been followed up for 38 years. CASE: The patient first visited our hospital as a 7-year-old boy with a complaint of low visual acuity. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 0.5 in the right eye and 0.6 in the left eye. The refractive error was approximately -5.0 D in both eyes. The fundus showed only myopic changes. A bright-flash electroretinogram (ERG) revealed a negative configuration...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508299/intensity-response-function-of-the-photopic-negative-response-phnr-effect-of-age-and-test-retest-reliability
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Nabin R Joshi, Emma Ly, Suresh Viswanathan
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of age and test-retest reliability of the intensity response function of the full-field photopic negative response (PhNR) in normal healthy human subjects. METHODS: Full-field electroretinograms (ERGs) were recorded from one eye of 45 subjects, and 39 of these subjects were tested on two separate days with a Diagnosys Espion System (Lowell, MA, USA). The visual stimuli consisted of brief (<5 ms) red flashes ranging from 0.00625 to 6...
May 15, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508055/antiarrhythmics-cure-brain-arrhythmia-the-imperativeness-of-subthalamic-erg-k-channels-in-parkinsonian-discharges
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Chen-Syuan Huang, Guan-Hsun Wang, Chun-Hwei Tai, Chun-Chang Hu, Ya-Chin Yang
ERG K(+) channels have long been known to play a crucial role in shaping cardiac action potentials and, thus, appropriate heart rhythms. The functional role of ERG channels in the central nervous system, however, remains elusive. We demonstrated that ERG channels exist in subthalamic neurons and have similar gating characteristics to those in the heart. ERG channels contribute crucially not only to the setting of membrane potential and, consequently, the firing modes, but also to the configuration of burst discharges and, consequently, the firing frequency and automaticity of the subthalamic neurons...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507619/expression-of-erg-protein-and-tmrpss2-erg-fusion-in-prostatic-carcinoma-in-egyptian-patients
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Ahmed Abdel-Hady, Ali El-Hindawi, Olfat Hammam, Heba Khalil, Sara Diab, Soulafa Abd El-Aziz, Mohamed Badawy, Ahmed Ismail, Noha Helmy, Nora Kamel, Shady Anis, Amr El Kholy, Khalid Al Osili, Afaf Abdel-Hady, Hani Nour, Maha Akl
AIM: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cancers in men worldwide. Its incidence can be influenced by several risk factors including genetic susceptibility. Therefore the search for the expression of a certain gene (ERG) and its rearrangement could give us clues for proper identification of PCa. And the study of ERG expression and its comparison to FISH in Egyptian patients can show whether ERG immunophenotype could be used instead of FISH, as it is cheaper. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was performed on 85 cases of PCa, showing 30 cases with HGPIN and 30 cases of prostatic hyperplasia...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501709/calcium-ion-coordinated-dexamethasone-supramolecular-hydrogel-as-therapeutic-alternative-for-control-of-non-infectious-uveitis
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Wei Wu, Zhaoliang Zhang, Taotao Xiong, Wenguang Zhao, Rou Jiang, Hao Chen, Xingyi Li
Supramolecular hydrogel formed by the self-assembly of therapeutic agents have received considerable attention due to its high drug payload, carrier-free features. Herein, we constructed a dexamethasone sodium phosphate (Dex) supramolecular hydrogel in combination of Dex and calcium ion (Ca(2+)) and further demonstrated its therapeutic efficacy in the control of ocular inflammation. The developed supramolecular hydrogel was thoroughly characterized by rheology, TEM, FTIR and XRD. Calcium ions and Dex concentration had markedly influence on the sol-gel transition behavior of hydrogel and the proposed Dex supramolecular hydrogel displayed thixotropic property...
May 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494494/multifocal-erg-responses-in-subjects-with-a-history-of-preterm-birth
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Pablo Altschwager, Anne Moskowitz, Anne B Fulton, Ronald M Hansen
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess cone-mediated central retinal function in children with a history of preterm birth, including subjects with and without retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) records activity of the postreceptor retinal circuitry. Methods: mfERG responses were recorded to an array of 103 hexagonal elements that subtended 43° around a central fixation target. The amplitude and latency of the first negative (N1) and first positive (P1) response were evaluated in six concentric rings centered on the fovea...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494212/retinal-toxicity-of-acai-fruit-euterpe-oleracea-dye-concentrations-in-rabbits-basic-principles-of-a-new-dye-for-chromovitrectomy-in-humans
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Rafael R Caiado, Cristiane S Peris, Acácio Alves Souza Lima-Filho, Joao Guilherme Palma Urushima, Eduardo Novais, Emmerson Badaró, André Maia, Rita Sinigaglia-Coimbra, Sung Eun S Watanabe, Eduardo B Rodrigues, Michel Eid Farah, Mauricio Maia
PURPOSE: Evaluate toxicity of acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea) dye concentrations in a rabbit model. METHODS: Rabbits were injected intravitreously with 10%, 25%, and 35% acai dye concentrations. Control eyes received balanced salt solution (BSS). Electroretinogram (ERG), fundus imaging, fluorescein angiography (FA), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and light and transmission electron microscopy (LM/TEM) were performed. RESULTS: Fundus imaging showed increased vitreous opacity with increased dye concentrations...
May 11, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494166/ocular-safety-of-intravitreal-connective-tissue-growth-factor-neutralizing-antibody
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Tahmineh Motevasseli, Narsis Daftarian, Mozhgan Rezaei Kanavi, Hamid Ahmadieh, Abouzar Bagheri, Seyed Bagher Hosseini, Shabnam Ansari, Zahra-Soheila Soheili
PURPOSE: To detect the safety of intravitreal injection of anti-connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) (IVAC) in rat eyes in order to apply this neutralizing antibody for experimental animal studies. METHODS: Forty-five Lister Hooded male pigmented rats were divided into five groups that received IVAC (2 μl) corresponding to the doses of 10 (B), 20 (C), 50 (D), and 100 μg/ml (E), equal to 1.25, 2.5, 6.25, and 12.5 µg/ml of antibody concentration in rat vitreous, respectively...
May 11, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491467/association-between-asymptomatic-unilateral-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-electrophysiological-function-of-the-retina-and-optic-nerve
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Anna Machalińska, Aleksandra Kowalska-Budek, Miłosz Piotr Kawa, Arkadiusz Kazimierczak, Krzysztof Safranow, Marta Kirkiewicz, Grażyna Wilk, Wojciech Lubiński, Piotr Gutowski, Bogusław Machaliński
Purpose. This study was designed to assess retinal and optic nerve bioelectrical function in patients with unilateral asymptomatic but hemodynamically significant internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS). Methods. Forty-two subjects with a diagnosis of unilateral ICAS and 34 controls were analyzed. Full-field electroretinogram (ERG), pattern electroretinogram (PERG), and pattern visual-evoked potentials, as well as optical coherence tomography and ophthalmological examination, were performed. Data analysis included eyes ipsilateral to ICAS (EIS) and eyes contralateral to ICAS (ECS)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491466/changes-in-retinal-function-and-cellular-remodeling-following-experimental-retinal-detachment-in-a-rabbit-model
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Tilda Barliya, Ron Ofri, Shai Sandalon, Dov Weinberger, Tami Livnat
Purpose. To explore functional electroretinographic (ERG) changes and associated cellular remodeling following experimental retinal detachment in a rabbit model. Methods. Retinal detachment was created in ten rabbits by injecting 0.1 ml balanced salt solution under the retina. Fundus imaging was performed 0, 3, 7, 14, and 21 days postoperatively. ERGs were recorded pre- and 7 and 21 days postoperatively. Eyes were harvested on day 21 and evaluated immunohistochemically (IHC) for remodeling of second- and third-order neurons...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490646/a-missense-mutation-in-grm6-reduces-but-does-not-eliminate-mglur6-expression-or-rod-depolarizing-bipolar-cell-function
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Neal S Peachey, Nazarul Hasan, Bernard FitzMaurice, Samantha Burrill, Gobinda Pangeni, Son Yong Karst, Laura Reinholdt, Melissa L Berry, Marge Strobel, Ronald George Gregg, Maureen A McCall, Bo Chang
GRM6 encodes the metabotropic glutamate receptor 6 (mGluR6) used by retinal depolarizing bipolar cells (DBCs). Mutations in GRM6 lead to DBC dysfunction, and underlie the human condition autosomal recessive complete congenital stationary night blindness. Mouse mutants for Grm6 are important models for this condition. Here we report a new Grm6 mutant, identified in an electroretinogram (ERG) screen of mice maintained at The Jackson Laboratory. The Grm6(nob8) mouse has a reduced amplitude b-wave component of the ERG, which reflects light-evoked DBC activity...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487519/retinal-degeneration-in-a-mouse-model-of-cln5-disease-is-associated-with-compromised-autophagy
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Henri Leinonen, Velta Keksa-Goldsteine, Symantas Ragauskas, Philip Kohlmann, Yajuvinder Singh, Ekaterina Savchenko, Jooseppi Puranen, Tarja Malm, Giedrius Kalesnykas, Jari Koistinaho, Heikki Tanila, Katja M Kanninen
The Finnish variant of late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (CLN5 disease) belongs to a family of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCLs) diseases. Vision loss is among the first clinical signs in childhood forms of NCLs. Mutations in CLN5 underlie CLN5 disease. The aim of this study was to characterize how the lack of normal functionality of the CLN5 protein affects the mouse retina. Scotopic electroretinography (ERG) showed a diminished c-wave amplitude in the CLN5 deficient mice already at 1 month of age, indicative of pathological events in the retinal pigmented epithelium...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487376/visual-and-ocular-motor-function-in-the-atypical-form-of-neurodegeneration-with-brain-iron-accumulation-type-i
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Joana Jesus-Ribeiro, Cláudia Farinha, Margarida Amorim, Anabela Matos, Aldina Reis, João Lemos, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Cristina Januário
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) type I is a rare disease that can be divided into a classical or atypical variant, according to age of onset and clinical pattern. Neuro-ophthalmological involvement has been documented in the classical variant but only anecdotically in the atypical variant. We sought to describe the visual and ocular motor function in patients with atypical form of NBIA type I. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, including patients with genetically confirmed NBIA type I and classified as atypical variant, who underwent ophthalmological examination with best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), optical coherence tomography (OCT), fundus autofluorescence (FAF), electroretinography (ERG), visual evoked potentials (VEP) and video-oculography...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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