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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094224/synthesis-of-pharmacologically-important-naphthoquinones-and-anticancer-activity-of-2-benzyllawsone-through-dna-topoisomerase-ii-inhibition
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Balagani Sathish Kumar, Kusumoori Ravi, Amit Kumar Verma, Kaneez Fatima, Mohammad Hasanain, Arjun Singh, Jayanta Sarkar, Suaib Luqman, Debabrata Chanda, Arvind S Negi
Naphthoquinones are naturally occurring biologically active entities. Practical de novo syntheses of three naphthoquinones i.e. lawsone (1), lapachol (2), and β-lapachone (3b) have been achieved from commercially available starting materials. The conversion of lapachol (2) to β-lapachone (3b) was achieved through p-TSA/Iodine/BF3-etherate mediated regioselective cyclisation. Further, 2-alkyl and 2-benzyllawsone derivatives have been prepared as possible anticancer agents. Four derivatives exhibited significant anticancer activity and the best analogue i...
December 28, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089827/plication-of-the-posterior-capsule-for-intraoperative-posterior-instability-during-anatomic-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Andrew T Assenmacher, John W Sperling, Robert H Cofield, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo
BACKGROUND: Restoration of soft tissue balance for intraoperative posterior instability during anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is particularly difficult. The effectiveness of posterior capsular plication (PCP) in restoring soft tissue balance is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes, complications, and reoperations of primary TSA in which a PCP was performed to correct excessive intraoperative posterior subluxation. METHODS: Thirty-eight shoulders (37 patients) underwent PCP for intraoperative posterior instability during anatomic TSA...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086911/enhanced-neuroinflammation-mediated-by-dna-methylation-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-triggers-cognitive-dysfunction-after-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-adult-rats-subjected-to-maternal-separation-during-the-neonatal-period
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Yangzi Zhu, Yu Wang, Rui Yao, Ting Hao, Junli Cao, He Huang, Liwei Wang, Yuqing Wu
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence indicates that children who experience abuse and neglect are prone to chronic diseases and premature mortality later in life. One mechanistic hypothesis for this phenomenon is that early life adversity alters the expression or functioning of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) throughout the course of life and thereby increases sensitivity to inflammatory stimulation. An exaggerated pro-inflammatory response is generally considered to be a key cause of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD)...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074602/direct-maldi-ms-analysis-of-the-disulfide-bonds-in-peptide-using-thiosalicylic-acid-as-a-reactive-matrix
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Daiki Asakawa, Issey Osaka
The ability of a thiol-containing molecule, thiosalicylic acid (TSA), to function as a reactive matrix for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) analysis of peptides has been investigated. Although TSA has reducing characteristics, the use of TSA did not cause a reduction-induced MALDI in-source decay (MALDI-ISD), probably because of the weak interactions between the thiol group in TSA and the carboxyl oxygen in the peptide. In contrast, when peptides containing disulfide bonds were analyzed by MALDI with TSA as the matrix, the disulfide bond was partially cleaved owing to the reaction with TSA, producing TSA adducted peptides...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064003/a-semi-automated-quantitative-ct-method-for-measuring-rotator-cuff-muscle-degeneration-in-shoulders-with-primary-osteoarthritis
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Alexandre Terrier, Julien Ston, Antoine Dewarrat, Fabio Becce, Alain Farron
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff muscle degeneration is an important parameter to consider when planning shoulder arthroplasty. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that rotator cuff muscle degeneration is correlated with scapulohumeral subluxation in patients planned for anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a semi-automated quantitative CT method to measure rotator cuff muscle degeneration, and retrospectively analyzed 107 preoperative shoulder CT scans of patients with primary osteoarthritis...
January 4, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060767/cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-associated-protein-4-49a-g-polymorphisms-contribute-to-the-risk-of-type-1-diabetes-in-children-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Bo Wang, Wei Du, Yutao Jia, Xiaobai Zhang, Guorui Ma
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a heritable disease associated with multiple genetic variants. This systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the correlation between cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4(CTLA-4) +49A/G polymorphisms and the risk of T1D in children. The random effects model was used to estimate the related odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Trial sequential analysis (TSA) was used to determine whether the currently available evidence was sufficient and conclusive. Our results indicated that CTLA-4 gene polymorphisms significantly increased the risk of childhood T1D in an allelic model (G vs...
January 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060760/pi3k-mtor-dual-inhibitor-bez235-and-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-trichostatin-a-synergistically-exert-anti-tumor-activity-in-breast-cancer
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Liyan Chen, Tiefeng Jin, Kun Zhu, Yingshi Piao, Taihao Quan, Chunji Quan, Zhenhua Lin
Molecule-targeted therapy has achieved great progress in cancer therapy. Effective drug combinations are one way to enhance the therapeutic efficacy and combat resistance. Here, we determined the effect of the PI3K/mTOR dual inhibitor BEZ235 and the histone deacetylase inhibitor Trichostatin A (TSA) on human breast cancer. We demonstrated that the combination of BEZ235 and TSA results in significant synergistic growth inhibition of multiple breast cancer cell lines. Mechanistic studies revealed that the combined therapy induced apoptosis in a caspase-dependent manner, which might be related to the further depression of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signalling pathway...
January 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057758/down-regulation-of-claudin-2-expression-and-proliferation-by-epigenetic-inhibitors-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells
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Asami Hichino, Miki Okamoto, Saeko Taga, Risa Akizuki, Satoshi Endo, Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Akira Ikari
Claudin-2 is highly expressed in lung adenocarcinoma tissues and increases proliferation in adenocarcinoma cells. The chemicals which reduce claudin-2 expression may have anti-cancer effect, but such therapeutic medicines have not been developed. We found that azacitidine (AZA), a DNA methylation inhibitor, and trichostatin A (TSA) and sodium butyrate (NaB), histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, decrease claudin-2 levels. The effect of AZA was mediated by the inhibition of phosphorylated Akt and NFκB. LY-294002, an inhibitor of phosphatidyl inositol-3 kinase (PI3K), and BAY 11-7082, an NF-κB inhibitor, decreased claudin-2 levels...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057037/role-of-vasopressin-and-terlipressin-in-refractory-shock-compared-to-conventional-therapy-in-the-neonatal-and-pediatric-population-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Reem Masarwa, Gideon Paret, Amichai Perlman, Shimon Reif, Bruria Hirsh Raccah, Ilan Matok
BACKGROUND: Vasopressin (AVP) and terlipressin (TP) have been used as last-line therapy in refractory shock in children. However, the efficacy and safety profiles of AVP and TP have not been determined in pediatric refractory shock of different origins. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of the addition of AVP/TP therapy in pediatric refractory shock of all causes compared to conventional therapy with fluid resuscitation and vasopressor and inotropic therapy. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis, and trial sequential analysis (TSA) comparing AVP and TP to conventional therapy...
January 5, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054438/epigenetic-regulates-transcription-and-pathogenesis-in-the-parasite-trichomonas-vaginalis
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Tomas Pachano, Yesica R Nievas, Ayelen Lizarraga, Patricia J Johnson, Pablo H Strobl-Mazzulla, Natalia de Miguel
Trichomonas vaginalis is a common sexually transmitted parasite that colonizes the human urogenital tract. Infections range from asymptomatic to highly inflammatory, depending on the host and the parasite strain. Different T. vaginalis strains vary greatly in their adherence and cytolysis capacities. These phenotypic differences might be attributed to differentially expressed genes as a consequence of extra-genetic variation, such as epigenetic modifications. In this study we explored the role of histone acetylation in regulating gene transcription and pathogenesis in T...
January 5, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050640/is-the-humeral-stem-useful-in-anatomic-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Philippe Collin, Tetsu Matsukawa, Pascal Boileau, Ulrich Brunner, Gilles Walch
PURPOSE: Traditionally and since Neer, the humeral side of shoulder arthroplasty consisted of a stemmed component but the real need for stem fixation in total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) has barely been investigated. The current study evaluated the clinical and radiological outcomes with a stemless TSA. METHODS: Forty-seven patients, 20 female and 27 male patients with an average age of 63, were selected in four orthopaedic centres during a four year period, and implanted with a humeral head prosthesis with a three-fin design and titanium coating...
January 3, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041878/epigenetic-modifiers-facilitate-induction-and-pluripotency-of-porcine-ipscs
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Jian Mao, Qian Zhang, Wei Deng, Hua Wang, Kai Liu, Haifeng Fu, Qiang Zhao, Xumin Wang, Lin Liu
Inadequate silencing of exogenous genes represents a major obstacle to complete epigenetic reprogramming of porcine-induced pluripotent stem cells (piPSCs) by conventional pluripotency transcription factors (OSKM). We tested the hypothesis that epigenetic modification by active DNA or histone demethylation or by inhibition of histone deacetylase would enhance reprogramming and exogenous gene silencing in piPSCs. piPSCs induced by OSKM in combination with epigenetic factors, specifically Ten-Eleven Translocation (Tet1 or Tet3) or lysine (K)-specific demethylase 3A (Kdm3a), expressed higher levels of Rex1 and other genes representing naive state and exhibited more open chromatin status, compared with those of OSKM controls...
January 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039167/snp-interaction-pattern-identifier-sipi-an-intensive-search-for-snp-snp-interaction-patterns
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Hui-Yi Lin, Dung-Tsa Chen, Po-Yu Huang, Yung-Hsin Liu, Augusto Ochoa, Jovanny Zabaleta, Donald E Mercante, Zhide Fang, Thomas A Sellers, Julio M Pow-Sang, Chia-Ho Cheng, Rosalind Eeles, Doug Easton, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Ali Amin Al Olama, Sara Benlloch, Kenneth Muir, Graham G Giles, Fredrik Wiklund, Henrik Gronberg, Christopher A Haiman, Johanna Schleutker, Børge G Nordestgaard, Ruth C Travis, Freddie Hamdy, Nora Pashayan, Kay-Tee Khaw, Janet L Stanford, William J Blot, Stephen N Thibodeau, Christiane Maier, Adam S Kibel, Cezary Cybulski, Lisa Cannon-Albright, Hermann Brenner, Radka Kaneva, Jyotsna Batra, Manuel R Teixeira, Hardev Pandha, Yong-Jie Lu, Jong Y Park
MOTIVATION: Testing SNP-SNP interactions is considered as a key for overcoming bottlenecks of genetic association studies. However, related statistical methods for testing SNP-SNP interactions are underdeveloped. RESULTS: We propose the SNP Interaction Pattern Identifier (SIPI), which tests 45 biologically meaningful interaction patterns for a binary outcome. SIPI takes non-hierarchical models, inheritance modes and mode coding direction into consideration. The simulation results show that SIPI has higher power than MDR (Multifactor Dimensionality Reduction), AA_Full, Geno_Full (full interaction model with additive or genotypic mode) and SNPassoc in detecting interactions...
December 30, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035250/from-traditional-serrated-adenoma-to-tubulovillous-adenoma-and-beyond
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Sangeetha N Kalimuthu, Adeline Chelliah, Runjan Chetty
It is well established that colorectal cancer develops from a series of precursor epithelial polyps, including tubular adenomas, villous/tubulovillous adenomas (VA/TVA), sessile serrated adenomas (SSA) and traditional serrated adenomas (TSA). Of these, TSAs are least common and account for only 5% of all serrated polyps. TSAs are characterised by the presence of a "pinecone-like" architecture, granular eosinophilic cytoplasm, luminal serrations, ectopic crypt foci (ECF) and elongated, pencillate nuclei. However, the distinct slit-like luminal serrations, reminiscent of small bowel mucosa, appear to be the most unique and reproducible feature to distinguish TSAs from other polyps...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032551/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-attenuates-hemorrhagic-shock-induced-organ-damages-by-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-pathway
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Cheng Qian, Yun Ren, Yongsheng Xia
BACKGROUND: Trauma resulted hemorrhagic shock (HS) leads to increased oxidative stress and inflammatory responses, which contributes greatly to organ failure or dysfunction. Tanshinone IIA sulfonate (TSA), as an antioxidant, may potentially be used in fluid resuscitation to prevent HS-induced organ damages. METHODS: In this study, a rat HS model was constructed. HS rats received TSA or vehicle drug during resuscitation. Mean arterial pressure and factors associated with organ failure or dysfunction, oxidative stress, and inflammatory response were investigated to evaluate treatment responses...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031235/htp-nutraceutical-screening-for-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-and-effects-of-hdacis-on-tumor-suppressing-mirnas-by-trichostatin-a-and-grapeseed-vitis-vinifera-in-hela-cells
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Elizabeth A Mazzio, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND/AIM: Aggressive tumor malignancies are a consequence of delayed diagnosis, epigenetic/phenotype changes and chemo-radiation resistance. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are a major epigenetic regulator of transcriptional repression, which are highly overexpressed in advanced malignancy. While original chemotherapy drugs were modeled after phytochemicals elucidated by botanical screenings, HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) such as apicidin, trichostatin A (TSA) and butyrate were discovered as products of fungus and microbes, in particular, gut microbiota...
2, 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012453/the-effect-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibition-on-the-expression-of-p-glycoprotein-in-human-placental-trophoblast-cell-lines
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Hongyu Duan, Chuan Wang, Kaiyu Zhou, Tao Wang, Yifei Li, Dajian Qiu, Qiang Li, Yi Zhang, Yimin Hua
INTRODUCTIONS: Placental P-glycoprotein (P-gp), encoded by ABCB1 gene in human, plays a significant role in regulating drugs' transplacental transfer rates. Investigations on placental P-gp regulation could provide more therapeutic targets for individualized and safe pharmacotherapy during pregnancy. Currently, the epigenetic control of placental P-gp is rare. This study aimed to investigate the effect of histone deacetylases (HDACs) inhibition on P-gp expression in placental trophoblast cell lines and to explore whether HDAC1/2/3 was involved in this process preliminarily...
January 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999572/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-reduce-the-number-of-herpes-simplex-virus-1-genomes-initiating-expression-in-individual-cells
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Lev Shapira, Maya Ralph, Enosh Tomer, Shai Cohen, Oren Kobiler
Although many viral particles can enter a single cell, the number of viral genomes per cell that establish infection is limited. However, mechanisms underlying this restriction were not explored in depth. For herpesviruses, one of the possible mechanisms suggested is chromatinization and silencing of the incoming genomes. To test this hypothesis, we followed infection with three herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) fluorescence expressing recombinants in the presence or absence of histone deacetylases inhibitors (HDACi's)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998846/suction-catheter-for-enhanced-control-and-accuracy-of-transseptal-access
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Matthew S Sulkin, Zachary C Berwick, James B Hermiller, Jose A Navia, Ghassan S Kassab
AIMS: Percutaneous structural heart therapies, such as mitral value repair, require site-specific transseptal access (TSA). This can be challenging for interventional cardiologists. We describe a TSA catheter (TSAC) that utilises suction for enhanced control and puncture accuracy. Here, we aim to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the device. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ex vivo interatrial septum preparations were dissected from swine (n=8) and diseased human hearts (n=6) to quantify TSAC suction and needle puncture force...
December 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995425/prophylactic-mesh-to-prevent-parastomal-hernia-after-end-colostomy-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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REVIEW
M López-Cano, H-T Brandsma, K Bury, B Hansson, I Kyle-Leinhase, J G Alamino, F Muysoms
PURPOSE: Prevention of parastomal hernia (PSH) formation is crucial, given the high prevalence and difficulties in the surgical repair of PSH. To investigate the effect of a preventive mesh in PSH formation after an end colostomy, we aimed to meta-analyze all relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: We searched five databases. For each trial, we extracted risk ratios (RRs) of the effects of mesh or no mesh. The primary outcome was incidence of PSH with a minimum follow-up of 12 months with a clinical and/or computed tomography diagnosis...
December 19, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
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