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Peng Chen, Zhengshuai Chen, Jinglie Li, Hua Yang, Yuanyuan Zhu, Ning Zhang, Mengdan Yan, Yuan Shao, Chao Chen, Tianbo Jin
We examined the multigenetic index on the progression of laryngeal carcinoma in Chinese population. This study aims to assess the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on survival of Laryngeal Carcinoma (LC) patients. Eighteen SNPs were selected and genotyped using the Sequenom iPLEX genotyping system in a cohort of 170 resected Chinese LC patients. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards model and Kaplan-Meier curve were used for the prognosis analysis. Overall, the median survival time (MST) was 38...
September 28, 2016: Oncotarget
Flavia A Mercurio, Daniela Marasco, Concetta Di Natale, Luciano Pirone, Susan Costantini, Emilia M Pedone, Marilisa Leone
The EphA2 receptor controls diverse physiological and pathological conditions and its levels are often upregulated in cancer. Targeting receptor overexpression, through modulation of endocytosis and consequent degradation, appears to be an appealing strategy for attacking tumor malignancy. In this scenario, the Sam domain of EphA2 plays a pivotal role because it is the site where protein regulators of endocytosis and stability are recruited by means of heterotypic Sam-Sam interactions. Because EphA2-Sam heterotypic complexes are largely based on electrostatic contacts, we have investigated the possibility of attacking these interactions with helical peptides enriched in charged residues...
October 20, 2016: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
Yoichi Kato
We assessed the efficacy of WT1 class I peptide and WT1 class II peptide pulsed dendritic cell(DC)therapy for a wide range of advanced cancers. This retrospective study included 60 advanced cancer patients who were vaccinated 5times or more in this clinic between September 2013 and December 2015. The clinical response was examined. This treatment was approved by the ethics panel at this institution. Sixty patients were injected an average of 6.15times with dendritic cells(DCs) (2.6×10 / 7 cells/injection)...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Mst Parvin Mostari, Nahoko Ieda, Chikaya Deura, Shiori Minabe, Shunji Yamada, Yoshihisa Uenoyama, Kei-Ichiro Maeda, Hiroko Tsukamura
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2016: Journal of Reproduction and Development
Lorena Arribas, Laura Hurtós, Maria José Sendrós, Inmaculada Peiró, Neus Salleras, Eduard Fort, Jose Manuel Sánchez-Migallón
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to design a new nutritional screening tool (NUTRISCORE) to detect nutritional risk in outpatients with cancer. METHODS: A multicenter, cross-sectional study was conducted. We randomly selected outpatients receiving onco-specific, palliative, or symptomatic treatment for malignant neoplasms (including solid tumors and hematologic malignancies). These patients were assessed using the NUTRISCORE tool, the Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST), and the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) to detect risk for malnutrition...
August 13, 2016: Nutrition
Cheng-Wei Lin, Brend Ray-Sea Hsu, Jir-Shiong Tsai, Hui-Mei Yang, Jr-Rung Lin, Chia-Hung Lin, Chung-Huei Huang, Shih-Yuan Hung, Yu-Yao Huang
AIMS: To evaluate the effect of limb preservation status and body mass index (BMI) on the survival of patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). METHODS: A total of 1346 patients treated for limb-threatening DFUs at a major diabetic foot center in Taiwan from 2002 to 2009 were tracked until December 2012. The patients were classified into three groups: limb-preserved (n=858), minor lower-extremity amputation (LEA) (n=249), and major LEA (n=239). Clinical data during treatment were used for survival analysis...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Zachery R Staley, Thomas A Edge
Several beaches within the Toronto region area of concern have persistent issues with fecal contamination, causing a beach beneficial use impairment (BUI). In this study, Escherichia coli, including ampicillin-resistant strains, were enumerated via culturable and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) methods. Microbial source tracking (MST) markers (for general Bacteroidales, human, ruminant/cow, gull, and dog) were detected and enumerated via PCR and qPCR to identify sources of fecal contamination at Sunnyside Beach and in the Humber River...
October 2016: Journal of Water and Health
Solon Karapanagiotis, Simone Gambazza, Anna Brivio, Francesco D'Abrosca, Carla Colombo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the presence of dynamic hyperinflation after the Modified Shuttle Test (MST) and its relationship with lung function, exercise tolerance, and clinical symptoms in Cystic Fibrosis (CF). METHODS: Retrospective observational study. Subjects in clinically stable condition with a CF diagnosis based on a positive sweat test (chloride >60 mEq/L) and/or presence of two disease causing mutations, with available data on MST, spirometry, maximal voluntary ventilation, and inspiratory capacity manoeuvres were considered for the analysis...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Fangqi Liu, Jiang Zhao, Jie Xie, Li Xie, Ji Zhu, Sanjun Cai, Hongtu Zheng, Ye Xu
The morbidity of bone metastasis (BM) from colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasing more than ever; however, insufficient research on BM from CRC leads to reduced awareness of the issue. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and prognostic risk factors of CRC patients with BM. Clinical data were retrospectively analyzed for a total of 242 CRC patients with BM. Of the 242 CRC patients with BM, 52 (21.5 %) had bone metastasis alone (BMA) and 190 (78.5 %) had both bone and visceral metastasis (BM&VM)...
October 12, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Ling Zhao, Wei Wang, Jiwen Zhong, YaYun Li, YanZi Cheng, Zhenjiao Su, Wei Zheng, Xiang-Dong Guan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical effects of magnesium sulfate in the treatment of diffuse axonal injury (DAI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted in the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou and Zhuhai People's Hospital, Zhuhai, two trauma center hospitals. A total of 128 patients suffered from DAI, with initial Glasgow coma scale (GCS) scores of 3-8. They were randomly divided into two groups: magnesium sulfate treatment (MST) group (n=64) and control group (n=64)...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Fernanda A Marques, Rodrigo P Soares, Gregório G Almeida, Carolina C Souza, Maria N Melo, Sebastião A Pinto, Valeria B Quixabeira, Ledice I Pereira, Miriam L Dorta, Fatima Ribeiro-Dias, Fernando T Silveira, Sydnei M Silva, Celia M Gontijo, Wagner L Tafuri
American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) is a neglected disease widely distributed in Latin America. In Brazil, it is caused by different Leishmania species belonging to the Subgenera Viannia and Leishmania. ATL diagnosis is routinely based on clinical, epidemiological, parasitological and immunological (delayed-type hypersensitivity skin test-DTH) evidences. The main objective of this work was to determine the efficacy of a previous immunohistochemical (IHC) method developed by our group. Seventy eight skin biopsies from patients with different ATL clinical forms and origins were evaluated...
October 8, 2016: Parasitology International
Goar Sánchez-Sanz, Bartłomiej Tywoniuk, David Matallanas, David Romano, Lan K Nguyen, Boris N Kholodenko, Edina Rosta, Walter Kolch, Nicolae-Viorel Buchete
RASSF enzymes act as key apoptosis activators and tumor suppressors, being downregulated in many human cancers, although their exact regulatory roles remain unknown. A key downstream event in the RASSF pathway is the regulation of MST kinases, which are main effectors of RASSF-induced apoptosis. The regulation of MST1/2 includes both homo- and heterodimerization, mediated by helical SARAH domains, though the underlying molecular interaction mechanism is unclear. Here, we study the interactions between RASSF1A, RASSF5, and MST2 SARAH domains by using both atomistic molecular simulation techniques and experiments...
October 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
Daisuke Muroya, Shigeru Yutani, Shigeki Shichijo, Akira Yamada, Shinjiro Sakamoto, Masayasu Naito, Koji Okuda, Michi Morita, Rin Yamaguchi, Kyogo Itoh
We retrospectively evaluated if personalized Kampo medicine (PKM) could facilitate CTL responses and clinical benefits induced by personalized peptide vaccination (PPV), in which HLA-matched vaccines were selected and administered based on the preexisting host immunity, for advanced esophageal cancer (aEC) patients. Among 34 aEC patients entered in the clinical study, 23 patients received PKM and PPV without (n = 12) or with chemotherapy (n = 11), while the remaining 11 patients did not receive PKM but received PPV without (n = 6) or with chemotherapy (n = 5), respectively...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Abu Saeid, Jong Bang Eun, Md Shafiul Azam Sagor, Atikur Rahman, Mst Sorifa Akter, Maruf Ahmed
Lycopene was extraction, isolation and purification using recrystallization, column chromatography, and preparative thin layer chromatography (TLC) methods as well as degradation kinetics of lycopene were studied at refrigerated temperature and room temperature for 3 wk from watermelon. Higher lycopene degradation was observed at refrigerated temperature as compared to ambient temperature throughout the storage periods. The highest amount of lycopene retained in recrystallization (101.69 μg/g) followed by column chromatography (18...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Food Science
Florence Ayral, Zoheira Djelouadji, Vincent Raton, Anne-Laure Zilber, Patrick Gasqui, Eva Faure, Florence Baurier, Gwenaël Vourc'h, Angeli Kodjo, Benoît Combes
Human leptospirosis is a zoonotic and potentially fatal disease that has increasingly been reported in both developing and developed countries, including France. However, our understanding of the basic aspects of the epidemiology of this disease, including the source of Leptospira serogroup Australis infections in humans and domestic animals, remains incomplete. We investigated the genetic diversity of Leptospira in 28 species of wildlife other than rats using variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) and multispacer sequence typing (MST)...
2016: PloS One
Lei Yuan, Xianwu Luo, Xinyuan Lu, Bin Huang, Quanyu Cai
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is usually confirmed in advanced stage at the time of diagnosis or after surgical exploration, however, indication of surgical treatment is usually controversial for ICC in advanced stages. This retrospective study aims to evaluate clinical value of surgery for such tumors, in order to identify the appropriate patients who will benefit from surgery, and to evaluate the prognostic accuracy of the current staging system for advanced ICC. From January 2007 to December 2011, 387 consecutive surgically treated patients with ICC in AJCC‑stage Ⅳ were evaluated...
September 19, 2016: Oncology Reports
Dung-Tsa Chen, Po-Yu Huang, Hui-Yi Lin, Eric B Haura, Scott J Antonia, W Douglas Cress, Jhanelle E Gray
PURPOSE: Biomarkers and genomic signatures represent potentially predictive tools for precision medicine. Validation of predictive biomarkers in prospective or retrospective studies requires statistical justification of power and sample size. However, the design of these studies is complex and the statistical methods and associated software are limited, especially in survival data. Herein, we address common statistical design issues relevant to these two types of studies and provide guidance and a general template for analysis...
September 19, 2016: Oncotarget
J Chanal, S Fouéré, F Yassir-Oria, N Spenatto, F Bouscarat, E Picot, P Martinet, C Vernay-Vaisse, F Pelletier, C Courtieu, V Baclet, C Bernier, D Aymar-Moulene, F Dupuis-Fourdan, A Passeron, C Bara-Passot, A-L Pinault, L Misery, M Janier, N Dupin
BACKGROUND: Since 2007 in France, human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination has been licensed for use as a vaccine against HPV 6, 11, 16 and 18. The impact on the epidemiology of external genital warts (EGWs) in a large population remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: To determine epidemiologic and clinical features of patients presenting EGWs in France in the era of HPV vaccination. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, we analyzed clinical features and treatments between January 1st, 2012 and March 31, 2012 for patients consulting for EGWs at 15 STI clinics throughout France...
September 19, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Talukdar Muhammad Waliullah, Akter Mst Yeasmin, Atsuki Kaneko, Naoki Koike, Mashu Terasawa, Takaya Totsuka, Takashi Ushimaru
Autophagic degradation of ribosomes is promoted by nutrient starvation and inactivation of target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1). Here we show that selective autophagic degradation of ribosomes (called ribophagy) after TORC1 inactivation requires the specific autophagy receptor Atg11. Rim15 protein kinase upregulated ribophagy, while it downregulated non-selective degradation of ribosomes.
September 23, 2016: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Nil Guler, Schuharazad Abro, Marty Emanuele, Omer Iqbal, Debra Hoppensteadt, Jawed Fareed
BACKGROUND: Poloxamer-188 (MST-188) is effective in the repair/recovery of damaged cell membranes. MST-188 is a promising agent for protecting blood cell viability. The aim of the study is to test the hypothesis that MST-188 can extend the duration of platelet function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 20 healthy volunteers. MST-188 (10 or 2 mg/mL) containing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) was prepared with 2 procedures. First, PRP prepared from MST-188 added whole blood (WB); second, MST-188 was added to PRP...
September 20, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
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