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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109139/-imiquimod-combined-with-dendritic-cell-vaccine-decreases-treg-proportion-and-enhances-anti-tumor-responses-in-mice-bearing-melanoma
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Shurong Ren, Qiubo Wang, Yanli Zhang, Cuixiu Lu, Ping Li, Yumei Li
Objective To investigate the therapeutic effect of Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) agonist imiquimod combined with dendritic cell (DC)-based tumor vaccine on melanoma in mice and the potential mechanism. Methods Melanoma-bearing mouse models were established by subcutanous injection of B16-OVA cells into C57BL/6 mice. DCs were isolated from mouse bone marrow and propagated in culture medium with recombinant mouse granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rmGM-CSF) and recombinant mouse interleukin-4 (rmIL-4)...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109089/betulinic-acid-inhibits-cell-proliferation-in-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-modulating-ros-regulated-p53-signaling
#2
Huan Shen, Li Liu, Yongjin Yang, Wenxing Xun, Kewen Wei, Guang Zeng
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a common cancer of the head and neck. Betulinic acid (BA) is a naturally occurring pentacyclic triterpenoid. The present study was designed to explore the effects of BA on OSCC KB cell proliferation <em>in vitro</em> and implanted tumor growth <em>in vivo</em> and to examine the possible molecular mechanisms. The results showed that BA dose-dependently inhibited KB cell proliferation and decreased implanted tumor volume. In addition, BA significantly promoted mitochondrial apoptosis, as reflected by increase of TUNEL-positive cells and activities of caspase 3 and 9, increase of Bax expression and decrease of Bcl-2 expression and mitochondrial oxygen consumption rate...
January 20, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109073/cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitor-3-promotes-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-tumorigenesis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-targeting-p27
#3
Huimin Wang, Hexin Chen, Hang Zhou, Wenfa Yu, Zhenmin Lu
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common head and neck malignancy with high invasion which arises from the nasopharynx epithelium. Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 3 (CDKN3) belongs to the dual-specificity protein phosphatase family which plays a key role in regulating cell division. Abnormal expression of CDKN3 has been found in numerous types of cancer. In the current study, we explored the possible role of CDKN3 in cell proliferation, invasion ability and radiosensitivity in NPC cells. We reported that CDKN3 was upregulated and P27 was downregulated in NPC tissues and associated with worse patient prognosis...
January 20, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108861/in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-investigating-the-development-of-experimental-brain-metastases-due-to-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#4
Amanda M Hamilton, Paula J Foster
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), when associated with poor outcome, is aggressive in nature with a high incidence of brain metastasis and the shortest median overall patient survival after brain metastasis development compared to all other breast cancer subtypes. As therapies that control primary cancer and extracranial metastatic sites improve, the incidence of brain metastases is increasing and the management of patients with breast cancer brain metastases continues to be a significant clinical challenge...
January 21, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108850/baicalein-promotes-neuronal-and-behavioral-recovery-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-via-suppressing-apoptosis-oxidative-stress-and-neuroinflammation
#5
Ning Wei, Yinghai Wei, Binru Li, Linlin Pang
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is an important public health problem in neurology, which is not only associated with high mortality but also leading to disability. Yet no satisfactory treatment has been developed. The secondary injury that resulted from a number of self-destructive processes such as neuroinflammation, apoptosis and oxidative stress, is the key factor contributing to ICH-induced brain damage. Baicalein has been proved to improve neuronal functional recovery in rat model of subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic brain damage...
January 21, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108290/pmp22-mutant-allele-specific-sirna-alleviates-demyelinating-neuropathic-phenotype-in-vivo
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Ji-Su Lee, Eun Hyuk Chang, Ok Jae Koo, Dong Hwan Jwa, Won Min Mo, Geon Kwak, Hyo Won Moon, Hwan Tae Park, Young Bin Hong, Byung-Ok Choi
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a genetic disorder that can be caused by aberrations in >80 genes. CMT has heterogeneous modes of inheritance, including autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, X-linked dominant, and X-linked recessive. Over 95% of cases are dominantly inherited. In this study, we investigated whether regulation of a mutant allele by an allele-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) can alleviate the demyelinating neuropathic phenotype of CMT. We designed 19 different allele-specific siRNAs for Trembler J (Tr-J) mice harboring a naturally occurring mutation (Leu16Pro) in Pmp22...
January 17, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107823/biology-of-high-single-doses-of-iort-rbe-5-r-s-and-other-biological-aspects
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REVIEW
Carsten Herskind, Lin Ma, Qi Liu, Bo Zhang, Frank Schneider, Marlon R Veldwijk, Frederik Wenz
Intraoperative radiotherapy differs from conventional, fractionated radiotherapy in several aspects that may influence its biological effect. The radiation quality influences the relative biologic effectiveness (RBE), and the role of the five R's of radiotherapy (reassortment, repair, reoxygenation, repopulation, radiosensitivity) is different. Furthermore, putative special biological effects and the small volume receiving a high single dose may be important. The present review focuses on RBE, repair, and repopulation, and gives an overview of the other factors that potentially contribute to the efficacy...
January 19, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107810/hierarchically-ordered-porous-and-high-volume-poly-caprolactone-pcl-microchannel-scaffolds-enhanced-axon-growth-in-transected-spinal-cords
#8
Dena Shahriari, Jacob Y Koffler, Mark H Tuszynski, Wendy M Campana, Jeff S Sakamoto
The goal of this work was to design nerve guidance scaffolds with a unique architecture to maximize the open volume available for nerve growth. Poly caprolactone (PCL) was selected as the scaffold material based on its biocompatibility and month-long degradation. Yet, dense PCL does not exhibit suitable properties such as porosity, stiffness, strength and cell adhesion to function as an effective nerve guidance scaffold. To address these shortcomings, PCL was processed using a modified salt-leaching technique to create uniquely controlled interconnected porosity...
January 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107718/test-procedures-for-measuring-the-sub-chronic-effects-of-chemicals-on-the-freshwater-cyclopoid-eucyclops-serrulatus
#9
Marco Cifoni, Diana Maria Paola Galassi, Cecilia Faraloni, Tiziana Di Lorenzo
The purpose of this study has been to describe test procedures for measuring the (sub)chronic effects of chemicals on the freshwater cyclopoid Eucyclops serrulatus. To this end we have adapted the setting of the standard full life-cycle protocol of the marine harpacticoid A. tenuiremis to E. serrulatus. We have tested the effects of 4 different diets, two temperatures and two rearing volumes on the survival, development, reproduction and population growth rates of this species. Our results have highlighted that full life-cycle tests can be run using 2 mL-glass vials, a diet consisting of a mixture of living cells of Chlorella sorokiniana and Scenedesmus quadricauda, at either 25 °C (test duration: 42 days) or 18 °C (test duration: 51 days)...
January 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107094/dynamic-volume-assessment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-rat-livers-using-a-clinical-3t-mri-and-novel-segmentation
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Lorenzo A Orci, Graziano Oldani, Stephanie Lacotte, Florence Slits, Iris Friedli, Wolfgang Wirth, Christian Toso, Jean-Paul Vallée, Lindsey A Crowe
PURPOSE: In vivo liver cancer research commonly uses rodent models. One of the limitations of such models is the lack of accurate and reproducible endpoints for a dynamic assessment of growing tumor nodules. The aim of this study was to validate a noninvasive, true volume segmentation method using two rat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) models, correlating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with histological volume measurement, and with blood levels of α-fetoprotein. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used 3T clinical MRI to quantify tumor volume with follow-up over time...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107068/successful-treatment-of-suspected-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-a-mealy-amazon-parrot-amazona-farinose
#11
Sean M Brady, Anne Burgdorf-Moisuk, Sarah Silverman, Raymund F Wack
A 25-year-old, male mealy Amazon parrot (Amazona farinose) with a history of polycythemia, hepatomegaly, and epistaxis was evaluated for progressive lethargy and anorexia. Clinical laboratory testing revealed severe polycythemia (71%), hypophosphatemia (1.6 mg/dL), and mild hypokalemia (2.8 mEq/L). Radiographs showed marked hepatomegaly and loss of air sac space. Despite supportive treatments, the bird's condition deteriorated, and it developed ataxia, was unable to fly, and became oxygen dependent. An echocardiogram, including an air bubble study, revealed a right-to-left atrial shunt and presumed pulmonary arterial hypertension...
December 2016: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106146/asymmetric-waveforms-decrease-lethal-thresholds-in-high-frequency-irreversible-electroporation-therapies
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Michael B Sano, Richard E Fan, Lei Xing
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a promising non-thermal treatment for inoperable tumors which uses short (50-100 μs) high voltage monopolar pulses to disrupt the membranes of cells within a well-defined volume. Challenges with IRE include complex treatment planning and the induction of intense muscle contractions. High frequency IRE (H-FIRE) uses bursts of ultrashort (0.25-5 μs) alternating polarity pulses to produce more predictable ablations and alleviate muscle contractions associated with IRE...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105979/human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-are-more-effective-than-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-cerebral-ischemic-injury
#13
Miyeoun Song, Jae-Hyung Lee, Jinhyun Bae, Youngmin Bu, Eun-Cheol Kim
We compared the therapeutic effects and mechanism of transplanted human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) and human bonemarrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in a stroke model of rats and an <i>in vitro</i> ischemic model. Both hDPSCs- and hMSCs- intravenously injected rats 24&#8201;h after middle cerebral artery occlusion showed improved functional recovery and reduced infarct volume versus control rats, but the hDPSCs group showed greater reduction in infarct volume than hMSCs. The positive area for the endothelial cell marker was greater in the lesion boundary areas in the hDPSCs group than with hMSCs...
January 20, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105978/simultaneous-transplantation-of-fetal-ventral-mesencephalic-tissue-and-encapsulated-genetically-modified-cells-releasing-gdnf-in-a-hemi-parkinsonian-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Alberto Perez-Bouza, Stefano Di, Stefanie Seiler, Morten Meyer, Lukas Andereggen, Alexander Huber, Raphael Guzman, Hans R
Transplantation of fetal ventral mesencephalic (VM) neurons for Parkinson's disease (PD) is limited by poor survival and suboptimal integration of grafted tissue into the host brain. In a 6-OHDA rat model of PD we investigated the feasibility of simultaneous transplantation of rat fetal VM tissue and polymer-encapsulated C2C12 myoblasts genetically modified to produce glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor or mocktransfected myoblasts on graft function. Amphetamine-induced rotations were assessed prior and 2, 4, 6 and 9 weeks post-transplantation...
January 20, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105762/establishment-of-reference-intervals-for-complete-blood-count-parameters-during-normal-pregnancy-in-beijing
#15
Aiwei Li, Shuo Yang, Jie Zhang, Rui Qiao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the changes of complete blood count (CBC) parameters during pregnancy and establish appropriate reference intervals for healthy pregnant women. METHODS: Healthy pregnant women took the blood tests at all trimesters. All blood samples were processed on Sysmex XE-2100. The following CBC parameters were analyzed: red blood cell count (RBC), hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit (Hct), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), red blood cell distribution width (RDW), platelet count (PLT), mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), white blood cell count (WBC), and leukocyte differential count...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105697/association-of-hematocrit-with-blood-pressure-and-hypertension
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Marzieh Emamian, Seyed Mahdi Hasanian, Maryam Tayefi, Moniba Bijari, Faeze Movahedian Far, Mojtaba Shafiee, Amir Avan, Alireza Heidari-Bakavoli, Mohsen Moohebati, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Sousan Darroudi, Parvin Zamani, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh, Mohsen Nematy, Mohammad Safarian, Gordon A Ferns, Habibollah Esmaeili, Mohammad Reza Parizadeh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is a risk factor for stroke, renal failure, and cardiovascular disease. The association between biochemical and hematological parameters with high blood pressure may provide a more precise approach to risk prediction conferred by HTN in these patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of current study was to explore whether biochemical and hematological parameters are associated with HTN in a cohort study with a 7-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 9808 individuals were enrolled and recruited as part of the Mashhad Stroke and Heart Atherosclerotic Disorders (MASHAD) cohort study, and biochemical and hematological factors were measured in all subjects...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105389/chemophototherapy-an-emerging-treatment-option-for-solid-tumors
#17
REVIEW
Dandan Luo, Kevin A Carter, Dyego Miranda, Jonathan F Lovell
Near infrared (NIR) light penetrates human tissues with limited depth, thereby providing a method to safely deliver non-ionizing radiation to well-defined target tissue volumes. Light-based therapies including photodynamic therapy (PDT) and laser-induced thermal therapy have been validated clinically for curative and palliative treatment of solid tumors. However, these monotherapies can suffer from incomplete tumor killing and have not displaced existing ablative modalities. The combination of phototherapy and chemotherapy (chemophototherapy, CPT), when carefully planned, has been shown to be an effective tumor treatment option preclinically and clinically...
January 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105340/antiproliferative-effect-of-me3738-a-derivative-of-soyasapogenol-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-lines-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#18
Sachiko Ogasawara, Jun Akiba, Masamichi Nakayama, Hironori Kusano, Hirohisa Yano
Soyasapogenol, an aglycon of soyasaponin, ameliorates liver injury induced by concanavalin A in mice. A derivative of soyasapogenol, 22β-methoxyolean-12-ene-3β, 24(4β)-diol (ME3738), was reported to induce the gene expression of interferon (IFN)-β in hepatitis C virus replicon cells. The effect of ME3738 on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines was investigated in the present study. A total of 11 HCC cell lines were cultured in medium containing 0-10 µM ME3738, and after 24, 48, or 72 h of culture, morphological observation and MTT cell growth assays were performed...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105171/collagen-gel-droplet-embedded-culture-drug-sensitivity-testing-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-lines-derived-from-human-oral-cancers-optimal-contact-concentrations-of-cisplatin-and-fluorouracil
#19
Kaname Sakuma, Akira Tanaka, Izumi Mataga
The collagen gel droplet-embedded culture drug sensitivity test (CD-DST) is an anticancer drug sensitivity test that uses a method of three-dimensional culture of extremely small samples, and it is suited to primary cultures of human cancer cells. It is a useful method for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), in which the cancer tissues available for testing are limited. However, since the optimal contact concentrations of anticancer drugs have yet to be established in OSCC, CD-DST for detecting drug sensitivities of OSCC is currently performed by applying the optimal contact concentrations for stomach cancer...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105152/evaluation-by-quantitative-image-analysis-of-anticancer-drug-activity-on-multicellular-spheroids-grown-in-3d-matrices
#20
Aurélie Gomes, Adrien Russo, Guillaume Vidal, Elise Demange, Pauline Pannetier, Zied Souguir, Jean-Michel Lagarde, Bernard Ducommun, Valérie Lobjois
Pharmacological evaluation of anticancer drugs using 3D in vitro models provides invaluable information for predicting in vivo activity. Artificial matrices are currently available that scale up and increase the power of such 3D models. The aim of the present study was to propose an efficient and robust imaging and analysis pipeline to assess with quantitative parameters the efficacy of a particular cytotoxic drug. HCT116 colorectal adenocarcinoma tumor cell multispheres were grown in a 3D physiological hyaluronic acid matrix...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
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