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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742871/comprehensive-immune-profiling-reveals-substantial-immune-system-alterations-in-a-subset-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Michael P Gustafson, Nathan P Staff, Svetlana Bornschlegl, Greg W Butler, Mary L Maas, Mohamed Kazamel, Adeel Zubair, Dennis A Gastineau, Anthony J Windebank, Allan B Dietz
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease with a median lifespan of 2-3 years after diagnosis. There are few meaningful treatments that alter progression in this disease. Preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that neuroinflammation may play a key role in the progression rate of ALS. Despite this, there are no validated biomarkers of neuroinflammation for use in clinical practice or clinical trials. Biomarkers of neuroinflammation could improve patient management, provide new therapeutic targets, and possibly help stratify clinical trial selection and monitoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742859/whole-blood-microrna-expression-may-not-be-useful-for-screening-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Santosh K Patnaik, Eric D Kannisto, Reema Mallick, Anil Vachani, Sai Yendamuri
At least seven studies have suggested that microRNA levels in whole blood can be diagnostic for lung cancer. We conducted a large bi-institutional study to validate this. Qiagen® PAXgene™ Blood miRNA System was used to collect blood and extract RNA from it for 85 pathologic stage I-IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases and 76 clinically-relevant controls who had a benign pulmonary mass, or a high risk of developing lung cancer because of a history of cigarette smoking or age >60 years. Cases and controls were similar for age, gender, race, and blood hemoglobin and leukocyte but not platelet levels (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742699/understanding-and-resetting-radiation-sensitivity-in-rectal-cancer
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Katherine A Kelley, Rebecca A Ruhl, Shushan R Rana, Elizabeth Dewey, Cristina Espinosa, Charles R Thomas, Robert G Martindale, Sudarshan Anand, Vassiliki L Tsikitis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore specific microRNAs (miRs) in rectal cancer that would predict response to radiation and identify target pathways that may be exploited for neoadjuvant therapies. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) response is a predictor of survival in rectal cancer. Studies have demonstrated changes in RNA expression correlate with chemoradiation sensitivity across cancers. METHODS: Forty-five rectal cancer patients, partial responders (PR = 18), nonresponders (NR = 13), and complete responders (CR = 14) to CRT, as defined by a tumor regression score, were examined...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740922/serum-lipidomic-study-reveals-potential-early-biomarkers-for-predicting-response-to-chemoradiation-therapy-in-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-pilot-study
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Piero Del Boccio, Francesca Perrotti, Claudia Rossi, Ilaria Cicalini, Sara Di Santo, Mirco Zucchelli, Paolo Sacchetta, Domenico Genovesi, Damiana Pieragostino
PURPOSE: Prospective detection of patients with advanced rectal cancer (LARC) who have a higher probability of responding to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) may provide individualized therapy. Lipidomics is an emerging science dedicated to the characterization of lipid fingerprint involved in different pato-physiological conditions. The purpose of this study is to highlight a typical lipid signature able to predict the tumor response to CRT. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A prospective global analysis of lipids in 54 sera from 18 LARC patients treated with preoperative CRT was performed...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740575/identification-of-novel-diagnostic-and-prognostic-mirna-signatures-in-endometrial-cancer
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Muralidharan Jayaraman, Rangasudhagar Radhakrishnan, Cara A Mathews, Mingda Yan, Sanam Husain, Katherine M Moxley, Yong Sang Song, Danny N Dhanasekaran
With the goal of identifying diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in endometrial cancer, miRNA-profiling was carried out with formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue samples from 49 endometrial cancer patients. Results using an 84-cancer specific miRNA panel identified the upregulation of miR-141-3p and miR-96-5p along with a downregulation of miR-26, miR-126-3p, miR-23b, miR-195-5p, miR-374a and let-7 family of miRNAs in endometrial cancer. We validated the dysregulated expression of the identified miRNAs in a panel of endometrial cancer cell-lines...
May 2017: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740468/evolution-of-precision-medicine-and-surgical-strategies-for-bicuspid-aortic-valve-associated-aortopathy
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Ali Fatehi Hassanabad, Alex J Barker, David Guzzardi, Michael Markl, Chris Malaisrie, Patrick M McCarthy, Paul W M Fedak
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a common congenital cardiac malformation affecting 1-2% of people. BAV results from fusion of two adjacent aortic valve cusps, and is associated with dilatation of the aorta, known as bicuspid valve associated aortopathy. Bicuspid valve aortopathy is progressive and associated with catastrophic clinical events, such as aortic dissection and rupture. Therefore, frequent monitoring and early intervention with prophylactic surgical resection of the proximal aorta is often recommended...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739154/prostaglandin-e2-a-pancreatic-fluid-biomarker-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-dysplasia
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Michele T Yip-Schneider, Rosalie A Carr, Huangbing Wu, C Max Schmidt
BACKGROUND: With the increased frequency of diagnostic imaging, pancreatic cysts are now detected in >3% of American adults. Most of these are intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) with well-established but variable malignant potential. A biomarker that predicts malignant potential or dysplastic grade would help determine which IPMN require removal or can be safely observed. We previously reported that pancreatic fluid prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels may have promise as a predictor of IPMN dysplasia and seek to validate these results in the current study...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739052/a-51-item-calcium-focused-food-frequency-questionnaire-is-a-reliable-tool-to-assess-dietary-calcium-intake-in-postmenopausal-women
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Angel M Ong, Hope A Weiler, Michelle Wall, David Goltzman, Susan J Whiting, Stella S Daskalopoulou, Suzanne N Morin
Given the lack in a valid biomarker to assess dietary calcium intake (dCai), reproducible estimation of usual dCai is crucial for better understanding of its interaction with health outcomes in specific populations. This study tested the hypothesis that a calcium-focused food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) may be used to estimate dCai of women ≥50 years residing in a multicultural environment (Montreal, Canada). One hundred and eight women (age, 63.1±7.7 years; 98% postmenopausal) completed the FFQ twice and 4 nonconsecutive 24-hour recalls (24HRs) over 1 month...
July 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739034/evaluation-of-resting-cardiac-power-output-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
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Omer Yildiz, Gamze Aslan, Zumrut T Demirozu, Cemal Deniz Yenigun, Nuran Yazicioglu
If the heart is represented by a hydraulic pump, cardiac power represents the hydraulic function of the heart. Cardiac pump function is frequently determined through left ventricular ejection fraction using imaging. This study aims to validate resting cardiac power output (CPO) as a predictive biomarker in patients with advanced heart failure (HF). One hundred and seventy-two patients with HF severe enough to warrant cardiac transplantation were retrospectively reviewed at a single tertiary care institution between September 2010 and July 2013...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738617/flexible-immunosensor-for-the-detection-of-salivary-%C3%AE-amylase-in-body-fluids
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Bartolomeo Della Ventura, Nikola Sakač, Riccardo Funari, Raffaele Velotta
The development of a portable testing device for detecting Human Salivary α-Amylase (HSA) is very timely since such an enzyme is a valuable biomarker for diagnosing many diseases and monitoring the human stress. We show that an easy-to-use and robust device like the Quartz-Crystal Microbalance (QCM) can be a suitable platform for HSA sensing with a limit of detection of 1µg/mL (77 U/L). The functionalization of the gold surface is realized by the Photochemical Immobilization Technique (PIT), a powerful and simple method based on an appropriate UV-activation of antibodies...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738301/effects-of-an-in-situ-diesel-oil-spill-on-oxidative-stress-in-the-clam-anomalocardia-flexuosa
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Adriana E Sardi, Paul E Renaud, Gisele C Morais, César C Martins, Paulo da Cunha Lana, Lionel Camus
Intensive exploitation and transport of oil and derivatives are increasing the risk of coastal contamination by either dramatic disasters or diffuse sources. Tools for monitoring diffuse contamination, such as diesel oil that leaks from marine vessels are much needed. We experimentally tested the efficiency of antioxidant biomarkers as indicators of chronic exposure to diesel oil in a mudflat from the subtropical Bay of Paranaguá, in southern Brazil. We examined the effects of three successive diesel oil spills, with two weeks of recovery time between exposures, on the edible clam Anomalocardia flexuosa...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737909/inhibitory-kappa-b-kinse-%C3%AE-ikk%C3%AE-inhibitors-that-recapitulate-their-selectivity-in-cells-against-isoform-related-biomarkers
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Nahoum G Anthony, Jessica Baiget, Giacomo Berretta, Marie Boyd, David Breen, Joanne Edwards, Carly Gamble, Alexander I Gray, Alan L Harvey, Sophia Hatziieremia, Ka Ho Ho, Judith K Huggan, Stuart Lang, Sabin Llona-Minguez, Jia Lin Luo, Kathryn McIntosh, Andrew Paul, Robin J Plevin, Murray N Robertson, Rebecca Scott, Colin J Suckling, Oliver Brook Sutcliffe, Louise C Young, Simon Paul Mackay
IKKβ plays a central role in the canonical NF-kB pathway, which has been extensively characterised. The role of IKKα in the non-canonical NF-kB pathway, and indeed in the canonical pathway as a complex with IKKβ, is less well understood. One major reason for this is the absence of chemical tools designed as selective inhibitors for IKKα over IKKβ, until now. Herein, we report for the first time a series of novel, potent and selective inhibitors of IKKα. We demonstrate effective target engagement and selectivity with IKKα in U2OS cells through inhibition of IKKα-driven p100 phosphorylation in the non-canonical NF-kB pathway without affecting IKKβ-dependent IKappa-Bα loss in the canonical pathway...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737829/expression-profile-of-circular-rnas-in-human-gastric-cancer-tissues
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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/28737826/comparison-of-isolation-methods-of-exosomes-and-exosomal-rna-from-cell-culture-medium-and-serum
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Yue-Ting Tang, Yi-Yao Huang, Lei Zheng, Si-Hua Qin, Xu-Ping Xu, Tai-Xue An, Yong Xu, Ying-Song Wu, Xiu-Mei Hu, Bao-Hong Ping, Qian Wang
Exosomes are cell-derived vesicles and are abundant in biological fluids; they contain RNA molecules which may serve as potential diagnostic biomarkers in 'precision medicine'. To promote the clinical application of exosomal RNA (exoRNA), many isolation methods must be compared and validated. Exosomes in cell culture medium (CCM) and serum may be isolated using ultracentrifugation (UC), ExoQuick or Total Exosome Isolation Reagent (TEI), and exoRNA may be extracted using TRIzol-LS, SeraMir, Total Exosome RNA Isolation (TER), HiPure Liquid RNA/miRNA kit (HLR), miRNeasy or exoRNeasy...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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/28737035/novel-wastewater-based-epidemiology-approach-based-on-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-assessing-population-exposure-to-tobacco-specific-toxicants-and-carcinogens
#16
Foon Yin Lai, Frederic Been, Adrian Covaci, Alexander van Nuijs
Tobacco smoking remains an important public health issue worldwide. Assessment of exposure to tobacco-related toxicants and carcinogens at the population level is thus an essential population health indicator. This can be achieved by wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), which relies on the analysis of biomarkers in wastewater. However, required analytical methods for the simultaneous measurement of tobacco-related toxicants and carcinogens in wastewater are not available. In this study, a new analytical procedure was developed and validated to measure tobacco-related alkaloids, carcinogens and their metabolites in raw wastewater, including anabasine (ANABA), anatabine (ANATA), cotinine (COT), trans-3'-hydroxycotinine (COT-OH), N-nitrosoanabasine (NAB), N-nitrosoanatabine (NAT), N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN), 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK), and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL), NNAL-N-β-glucuronide and NNAL-O-β-glucuronide...
July 24, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736628/predictive-and-prognostic-biomarkers-in-personalized-gastrointestinal-cancer-treatment
#17
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Helena Verdaguer, Tamara Saurí, Teresa Macarulla
Biomarkers play an important role in the detection and management of cancer patients. In gastrointestinal cancer, there is increasing interest in their development and validation according to specific tumor type. Prognostic biomarkers enable identification of patients with a more aggressive tumor evolution, while predictive biomarkers permit the identification of patients with a higher probability of responding or not to a specific treatment. Several biomarkers are currently widely employed in gastrointestinal cancers...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736583/microrna-profiling-of-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumours-reveals-novel-diagnostic-and-prognostic-markers
#18
Wei-Tzu Cheng, Roseanne Rosario, Anita Muthukaruppan, Michelle K Wilson, Kathryn Payne, Peter C Fong, Andrew N Shelling, Cherie Blenkiron
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the clinical utility of microRNAs (miRNAs) as improved markers of ovarian granulosa cell tumours (GCTs) for cancer diagnosis and prognosis prediction. Current histopathological and genetic markers, such as the presence of a FOXL2 gene mutation to distinguish between the two major subtypes are not wholly accurate and as such novel biomarkers are warranted. METHODS: The miRNA expression profiles of five formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) adult-GCTs and five juvenile-GCTs were assessed using Affymetrix miRNA 3...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736121/potential-of-circulatory-procalcitonin-as-a-biomarker-reflecting-inflammation-among-south-indian-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Dhamodharan Umapathy, Sireesh Dornadula, Arvind Rajagopalan, Narayana Murthy, Vairamani Mariappanadar, Rajesh Kesavan, Ramkumar Kunka Mohanram
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), the major complication associated with diabetes mellitus, has been shown to precede amputation in up to 90% of cases. Recent data reveal that procalcitonin (PCT) is a valid marker for the diagnosis of bacterial infections compared with traditional markers like white blood cell count, C-reactive protein levels, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in DFU patients. Furthermore, cytokines are proposed to act as modulators and mediators for the expression and release of PCT into the circulation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734806/snora21-an-oncogenic-small-nucleolar-rna-with-a-prognostic-biomarker-potential-in-human-colorectal-cancer
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Kazuhiro Yoshida, Shusuke Toden, Wenhao Weng, Kunitoshi Shigeyasu, Jinsei Miyoshi, Jacob Turner, Takeshi Nagasaka, Yanlei Ma, Tetsuji Takayama, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Ajay Goel
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence indicates that small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) play a central role in oncogenesis. Herein, we systematically evaluated expression profiles of snoRNAs in colorectal cancer (CRC) and investigated their clinical and functional role in this malignancy. METHODS: We compared expression levels of snoRNAs between cancer and normal tissues using publicly available datasets and identified the most differentially expressed and commonly upregulated snoRNAs in CRC...
July 12, 2017: EBioMedicine
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