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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738643/facile-preparation-of-3-d-floor-like-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-functionalized-graphene-composites-and-its-application-for-selective-enrichment-of-n-glycans-from-human-serum
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Quanqing Zhang, Yuanyu Huang, Haofan Sun, Yangyang Gan, Huali Shen, Bin Jia, Pengyuan Yang
Novel 3-D floor-like ordered mesoporous carbon functionalized graphene composites, FLOMC-GO, with high graphitized carbon contents were successfully synthesized using a soft template method. The one-pot sol-gel method was employed to prepare the silica soft template. Then, the sandwich-like composites were further combined together to form a 3-D structure through pre-carbonization and carbonization. During these procedures, the sulphonyl and sulfide bridges were formed by cross-linking processes to connect the phenyl rings...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737829/expression-profile-of-circular-rnas-in-human-gastric-cancer-tissues
#2
You-Sheng Huang, Na Jie, Ke-Jian Zou, Yang Weng
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) represent a newly identified class of non‑coding RNA molecules, which interfere with gene transcription by adsorbing microRNAs (miRNAs). CircRNAs serve important roles in disease development and have the potential to serve as a novel class of biomarkers for clinical diagnosis. However, the role of circRNAs in the occurrence and development of gastric cancer (GC) remains unclear. In the present study, the expression profiles of circRNAs were compared between GC and adjacent normal tissues using a circRNA microarray, following which quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used to confirm the results of the circRNA microarray...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737585/biomarkers-in-sports-and-exercise-tracking-health-performance-and-recovery-in-athletes
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Elaine C Lee, Maren S Fragala, Stavros A Kavouras, Robin M Queen, J Luke Pryor, Douglas J Casa
Biomarker discovery and validation is a critical aim of the medical and scientific community. Research into exercise and diet-related biomarkers aims to improve health, performance, and recovery in military personnel, athletes, and lay-persons. Exercise physiology research has identified individual biomarkers for assessing health, performance, and recovery during exercise training. However, there are few recommendations for biomarker panels for tracking changes in individuals participating in physical activity and exercise training programs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737470/recent-advances-in-circulating-tumor-cells-and-cell-free-dna-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-review
#4
Sunil Parimi, Jenny J Ko
The treatment landscape of metastatic prostate cancer has changed dramatically over the past five years. As new discoveries are made and further novel therapies become available, there is a heightened urgency to develop biomarkers that can guide prognoses and predict therapy responses. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the blood have emerged as potential promising tumor avatars. Areas covered: In this review, we describe technological breakthroughs and clinical implementation of the CTCs and ctDNA...
July 24, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736317/next-generation-proteomics-and-its-application-to-clinical-breast-cancer-research
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REVIEW
Mariya Mardamshina, Tamar Geiger
Proteomics technology aims to map the protein landscapes of biological samples, and can be applied to a variety of samples, including cells, tissues, and body fluids. As the proteins are the main functional molecules in the cells, their levels reflect much more accurately the cellular phenotype and the regulatory processes within them than gene levels, mutations, and even mRNA levels. With the advancement in the technology, it is possible nowadays to obtain comprehensive views of the biological systems, and study large patient cohorts in a streamlined manner...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733961/a-review-of-biomarkers-for-neurodegenerative-disease-will-they-swing-us-across-the-valley
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REVIEW
Thomas G Beach
Measures of the severity of cognitive impairment or parkinsonism are the usual endpoints in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), but are critically hampered by their lack of disease sensitivity and specificity. Due to the high failure rate of clinical trials, the rate of regulatory approval for efficacious new drugs has stagnated in the past few decades, with the gap between basic science discovery and clinical application metaphorically termed the "Valley of Death". While the causes for this are probably multiple and complex, the usage of biomarkers as surrogate endpoints, particularly when they are molecularly-specific for the disease, has achieved some success in cancer trials, and it is likely that neurodegenerative disease trials would benefit from the same approach...
July 2017: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733541/a-validated-transitional-and-translational-porcine-model-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Kyle M Schachtschneider, Regina M Schwind, Kwame A Darfour-Oduro, Arun K De, Lauretta A Rund, Kuldeep Singh, Daniel R Principe, Grace Guzman, Charles E Ray, Howard Ozer, Ron C Gaba, Lawrence B Schook
Difficult questions are confronting clinicians attempting to improve hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) outcomes. A large animal model with genetic, anatomical, and physiological similarities to humans is required to transition from mouse models to human clinical trials to address unmet clinical needs. To validate our previously reported inducible porcine cancer model (Oncopig) as a transitional HCC model, Oncopig hepatocyte cultures were transformed using Cre recombinase. The resulting porcine HCC cells (pHCC) expressed oncogenic TP53R167H and KRASG12D, and displayed nuclear pleomorphisms with pale to granular cytoplasm arranged in expanded plates similar to human HCC histopathology...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731526/drug-discovery-and-development-for-rare-genetic-disorders
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REVIEW
Wei Sun, Wei Zheng, Anton Simeonov
Approximately 7,000 rare diseases affect millions of individuals in the United States. Although rare diseases taken together have an enormous impact, there is a significant gap between basic research and clinical interventions. Opportunities now exist to accelerate drug development for the treatment of rare diseases. Disease foundations and research centers worldwide focus on better understanding rare disorders. Here, the state-of-the-art drug discovery strategies for small molecules and biological approaches for orphan diseases are reviewed...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730919/an-update-on-biomarker-discovery-and-use-in-systemic-sclerosis
#9
Takashi Matsushita, Kazuhiko Takehara
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by excessive extracellular matrix deposition in the skin and internal organs. Three major abnormalities, autoimmunity, vasculopathy, and fibrosis, are considered to play important roles in the pathophysiology of SSc. SSc is a heterogeneous disease with clinical features, disease progress, therapeutic response, and prognosis. Therefore, identification of biomarkers, which can predict the course of the disease, is required for the progress of clinical practice...
July 21, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730438/x-aptamer-selection-and-validation
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Ganesh L Lokesh, Hongyu Wang, Curtis H Lam, Varatharasa Thiviyanathan, Nancy Ward, David G Gorenstein, David E Volk
Aptamers and second generation analogs, such as X-Aptamers (XAs), SOMAmers, locked nucleic acids (LNAs), and others are increasingly being used for molecular pathway targeting, biomarker discovery, or disease diagnosis by interacting with protein targets on the surface of cells or in solution. Such targeting is being used for imaging, diagnostic evaluation, interference of protein function, or delivery of therapeutic agents. Selection of aptamers using the original SELEX method is cumbersome and time-consuming, often requiring 10-15 rounds of selection, and provides aptamers with a limited number of functional groups, namely four bases of DNA or RNA, although newer SELEX methods have increased this diversity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729194/establishment-of-human-retinal-mitoscriptome-gene-expression-signature-for-diabetic-retinopathy-using-cadaver-eyes
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Gowthaman Govindarajan, Saumi Mathews, Karthik Srinivasan, Kim Ramasamy, Sundaresan Periyasamy
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of blindness due to retinal microvasculature. We used microarray analysis for the first time to establish the retinal mitoscriptome gene expression signature for DR using human cadaver eyes. Among the 1042 genes, 60 (52-down, 8-up) and 39 (36-down, 3-up) genes were differentially expressed in the DR as compared to normal control and diabetic retinas respectively. These genes were mainly responsible for regulating angiogenesis, anti-oxidant defense mechanism, ATP production and apoptosis contributing to the disease pathology of DR...
July 17, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729027/micrornas-as-multifaceted-players-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
#12
Neri Mercatelli, Silvia Galardi, Silvia Anna Ciafrè
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and inevitably lethal primary brain tumor, with a median survival rate of only 15 months from diagnosis. The current standard treatment involves maximal surgical resection flanked by radiotherapy and chemotherapy with the alkylating agent temozolomide. However, even such aggressive treatment is never curative, and recurrent tumors always arise, commonly in more aggressive, chemo- and radio-resistant forms, leading to untreatable and deadly tumors. MicroRNAs, recognized major players in cancer, are deeply involved in GBM, as shown by more than a decade of studies...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729024/understanding-the-genomic-ultraconservations-t-ucrs-and-cancer
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Linda Fabris, George A Calin
Transcribed ultraconserved regions (T-UCRs) are genomic regions conserved across large evolutionary distances, which encode for noncoding RNAs that serve as regulators of gene expression. Although T-UCRs have been linked to multiple aspects of mammalian gene regulation, the roles of their extreme evolutionary conservation remain largely unexplained. Growing body of literature is now focusing on T-UCRs as potential cancer biomarkers or as new drug targets. Here we present an overview of the discoveries so far published about the role of T-UCR in cancer and disease...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728163/nuclear-expression-of-gli-1-is-predictive-of-pathologic-complete-response-to-chemoradiation-in-trimodality-treated-oesophageal-cancer-patients
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Roopma Wadhwa, Xuemei Wang, Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, Bin Liu, Hironori Shiozaki, Yusuke Shimodaira, Quan Lin, Elena Elimova, Wayne L Hofstetter, Stephen G Swisher, David C Rice, Dipen M Maru, Neda Kalhor, Manoop S Bhutani, Brian Weston, Jeffrey H Lee, Heath D Skinner, Ailing W Scott, Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Kazuto Harada, Donald Berry, Shumei Song, Jaffer A Ajani
BACKGROUND: Predictive biomarkers or signature(s) for oesophageal cancer (OC) patients undergoing preoperative therapy could help administration of effective therapy, avoidance of ineffective ones, and establishment new strategies. Since the hedgehog pathway is often upregulated in OC, we examined its transcriptional factor, Gli-1, which confers therapy resistance, we wanted to assess Gli-1 as a predictive biomarker for chemoradiation response and validate it. METHODS: Untreated OC tissues from patients who underwent chemoradiation and surgery were assessed for nuclear Gli-1 by immunohistochemistry and labelling indices (LIs) were correlated with pathologic complete response (pathCR) or <pathCR (resistance) and validated in a unique cohort...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727441/adsorption-induced-changes-of-human-hemoglobin-on-ferric-pyrophosphate-nanoparticle-surface-probed-by-isotope-exchange-mass-spectrometry-an-implication-on-structure-function-correlation
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Bindu Y Srinivasu, Beena Bose, Gopa Mitra, Anura V Kurpad, Amit Kumar Mandal
In general, proteins in the biological system interact with nanoparticles (NPs) via adsorption on the particle surface. Understanding the adsorption at molecular level is crucial to explore NP-protein interactions. The increasing concerns about the risk to human health on NP exposure have been explored through the discovery of a handful protein biomarkers and biochemical analysis. However, detailed information on structural perturbation and associated functional changes of proteins on interaction with NPs is limited...
July 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725948/genomics-and-epigenomics-in-rheumatic-diseases-what-do-they-provide-in-terms-of-diagnosis-and-disease-management
#16
Patricia Castro-Santos, Roberto Díaz-Peña
Most rheumatic diseases are complex or multifactorial entities with pathogeneses that interact with both multiple genetic factors and a high number of diverse environmental factors. Knowledge of the human genome sequence and its diversity among populations has provided a crucial step forward in our understanding of genetic diseases, identifying many genetic loci or genes associated with diverse phenotypes. In general, susceptibility to autoimmunity is associated with multiple risk factors, but the mechanism of the environmental component influence is poorly understood...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725635/implications-of-micrornas-in-oncolytic-virotherapy
#17
REVIEW
Xavier Bofill-De Ros, Maria Rovira-Rigau, Cristina Fillat
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are an abundant class of small non-coding RNA molecules (~22 nt) that can repress gene expression. Deregulation of certain miRNAs is widely recognized as a robust biomarker for many neoplasms, as well as an important player in tumorigenesis and the establishment of tumoral microenvironments. The downregulation of specific miRNAs in tumors has been exploited as a mechanism to provide selectivity to oncolytic viruses or gene-based therapies. miRNA response elements recognizing miRNAs expressed in specific tissues, but downregulated in tumors, have been inserted into the 3'UTR of viral genes to promote the degradation of these viral mRNAs in healthy tissue, but not in tumor cells...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725572/novel-panel-of-protein-biomarkers-to-predict-response-to-bortezomib-containing-induction-regimens-in-multiple-myeloma-patients
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Kay Reen Ting, Michael Henry, Justine Meiller, Annemarie Larkin, Martin Clynes, Paula Meleady, Despina Bazou, Paul Dowling, Peter O'Gorman
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a complex heterogeneous disease. Various risk stratification models have been recommended including cytogenetic and FISH analysis to identify high-risk patients who may benefit from novel treatments, but such facilities are not widely available. The International Scoring System (ISS) using beta-2-microglobulin and albumin remains a widely used prognostic scoring system in many clinical practices; however it is not useful in predicting response to treatment in MM...
December 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724745/seq-identifies-circulating-mir-125a-5p-mir-125b-5p-and-mir-143-3p-as-potential-biomarkers-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Steffen Tiedt, Matthias Prestel, Rainer Malik, Nicola Schieferdecker, Marco Düring, Veronika Kautzky, Ivelina Stoycheva, Julia Böck, Bernd H Northoff, Matthias Klein, Franziska Dorn, Knut Krohn, Daniel Teupser, Arthur Liesz, Nikolaus Plesnila, Lesca M Holdt, Martin Dichgans
Rationale: Currently, there are no blood-based biomarkers with clinical utility for acute ischemic stroke (IS). microRNAs (miRNAs) show promise as disease markers due to their cell-type specific expression patterns and stability in peripheral blood. Objective: To identify circulating miRNAs associated with acute IS, determine their temporal course up to 90 days post-stroke, and explore their utility as an early diagnostic marker. Methods and Results: We used RNA sequencing to study expression changes of circulating miRNAs in a discovery sample of 20 IS patients and 20 matched healthy control subjects (HCs)...
July 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719896/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-preeclampsia-with-the-aid-of-the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-in-singleton-pregnancies
#20
Ignacio Herraiz, Elisa Llurba, Stefan Verlohren, Alberto Galindo
Preeclampsia (PE) is involved in a group of obstetrical conditions closely related by the presence of placental dysfunction (PD), which also includes intrauterine growth restriction and placental abruption. The timely and accurate recognition and management of PE are often challenging because diagnostic criteria are still based on nonspecific signs and symptoms and because common severity criteria correlate poorly with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. The discovery of the role of angiogenesis-related factors - soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) - in the underlying pathophysiology of PD has marked an important step for improving its early diagnosis and prognosis assessment before gestational week 34...
July 19, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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