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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435985/elucidating-the-a%C3%AE-42-anti-aggregation-mechanism-of-action-of-tramiprosate-in-alzheimer-s-disease-integrating-molecular-analytical-methods-pharmacokinetic-and-clinical-data
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Petr Kocis, Martin Tolar, Jeremy Yu, William Sinko, Soumya Ray, Kaj Blennow, Howard Fillit, John A Hey
BACKGROUND: Amyloid beta (Aβ) oligomers play a critical role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and represent a promising target for drug development. Tramiprosate is a small-molecule Aβ anti-aggregation agent that was evaluated in phase III clinical trials for AD but did not meet the primary efficacy endpoints; however, a pre-specified subgroup analysis revealed robust, sustained, and clinically meaningful cognitive and functional effects in patients with AD homozygous for the ε4 allele of apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4/4 homozygotes), who carry an increased risk for the disease...
April 24, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425984/withaferin-a-kills-cancer-cells-with-and-without-telomerase-chemical-computational-and-experimental-evidences
#2
Yue Yu, Shashank P Katiyar, Durai Sundar, Zeenia Kaul, Eijiro Miyako, Zhenya Zhang, Sunil C Kaul, Roger R Reddel, Renu Wadhwa
Maintenance of telomere length is the most consistent attribute of cancer cells. Tightly connected to their capacity to overcome replicative mortality, it is achieved either by activation of telomerase or an Alternative mechanism of Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT). Disruption of either of these mechanisms has been shown to induce DNA damage signalling leading to senescence or apoptosis. Telomerase inhibitors are considered as potential anticancer drugs but are ineffective for ALT cancers (~15% of all cancers)...
April 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413327/effects-of-ginseng-on-two-main-sex-steroid-hormone-receptors-estrogen-and-androgen-receptors
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REVIEW
Joonwoo Park, Heewon Song, Si-Kwan Kim, Myeong Soo Lee, Dong-Kwon Rhee, YoungJoo Lee
Ginseng has been used in China for at least two millennia and is now popular in over 35 countries. It is one of the world's popular herbs for complementary and alternative medicine and has been shown to have helpful effects on cognition and blood circulation, as well as anti-aging, anti-cancer, and anti-diabetic effects, among many others. The pharmacological activities of ginseng are dependent mainly on ginsenosides. Ginsenosides have a cholesterol-like four trans-ring steroid skeleton with a variety of sugar moieties...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410143/targeted-radionuclide-therapy-frontiers-in-theranostics
#4
Francesca Gallivanone, Mauro Valente, Annarita Savi, Carla Canevari, Isabella Castiglioni
The concept of targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) relies on the use of injected nuclear medicine as treating agents, targeted at the cellular or molecular level. The growth of the interest in TRT was stimulated by the advances in radionuclide production and labeling as well as by the improvement in the knowledge of appropriate and specific molecular targets. In recent years, different studies on TRT were focused on the evaluation of radionuclide compounds able to combine imaging of the disease with TRT, in a theranostic approach...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396973/seeing-spios-directly-in-vivo-with-magnetic-particle-imaging
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Bo Zheng, Elaine Yu, Ryan Orendorff, Kuan Lu, Justin J Konkle, Zhi Wei Tay, Daniel Hensley, Xinyi Y Zhou, Prashant Chandrasekharan, Emine U Saritas, Patrick W Goodwill, John D Hazle, Steven M Conolly
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a new molecular imaging technique that directly images superparamagnetic tracers with high image contrast and sensitivity approaching nuclear medicine techniques-but without ionizing radiation. Since its inception, the MPI research field has quickly progressed in imaging theory, hardware, tracer design, and biomedical applications. Here, we describe the history and field of MPI, outline pressing challenges to MPI technology and clinical translation, highlight unique applications in MPI, and describe the role of the WMIS MPI Interest Group in collaboratively advancing MPI as a molecular imaging technique...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396911/molecularly-targeted-therapies-in-cancer-a-guide-for-the-nuclear-medicine-physician
#6
REVIEW
S Lheureux, C Denoyelle, P S Ohashi, J S De Bono, F M Mottaghy
Molecular imaging continues to influence every aspect of cancer care including detection, diagnosis, staging and therapy response assessment. Recent advances in the understanding of cancer biology have prompted the introduction of new targeted therapy approaches. Precision medicine in oncology has led to rapid advances and novel approaches optimizing the use of imaging modalities in cancer care, research and development. This article focuses on the concept of targeted therapy in cancer and the challenges that exist for molecular imaging in cancer care...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395362/phylogenetic-analysis-and-molecular-characterization-of-xanthium-sibiricum-using-dna-barcoding-pcr-rflp-and-specific-primers
#7
Salvatore Tomasello, Günther Heubl
The fruits of Xanthium sibiricum have been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of nasal sinusitis and headaches. The genus Xanthium (cocklebur) is a taxonomically complex genus. Different taxonomic concepts have been proposed, some including several species, others lumping the different taxa in a few extremely polymorphic species. Due to the morphological similarities between species, the correct authentication of X. sibiricum is very difficult. Therefore, we established a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method and diagnostic PCR based on nuclear internal transcribed spacer and chloroplast trnQ-rps16 barcodes to differentiate X...
April 10, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391026/radiopharmaceuticals-in-the-elderly-cancer-patient-practical-considerations-with-a-focus-on-prostate-cancer-therapy-a-position-paper-from-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology-task-force
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John O Prior, Silke Gillessen, Manfred Wirth, William Dale, Matti Aapro, Wim J G Oyen
Molecular imaging using radiopharmaceuticals has a clear role in visualising the presence and extent of tumour at diagnosis and monitoring response to therapy. Such imaging provides prognostic and predictive information relevant to management, e.g. by quantifying active tumour mass using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). As these techniques require only pharmacologically inactive doses, age and potential frailty are generally not important. However, this may be different for therapy involving radionuclides because the radiation can impact normal bodily function (e...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388366/ellagic-acid-protects-against-neuron-damage-in-ischemic-stroke-through-regulating-the-ratio-of-bcl-2-bax-expression
#9
Qing-Shan Liu, Ran Deng, Shuran Li, Xu Li, Keqin Li, Kebaituli Gulibanumu, Xueli Li, Rui Liu
To research the effects of ellagic acid (EA), a low molecular weight polyphenol, on neuron cells and function, and to evaluate whether EA can be safely utilized by humans as a functional food or therapeutic agent, an oxygen-glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (ODG/R) model in primary cultured rat cortical neurons were created in this work. Administration of EA significantly decreased the volume of cerebrum infarction and the neurological deficit scores of the rats; EA treatment also increased the number of Bcl-2-positive cells and the ratio of Bcl-2-positive to Bax-positive neurons in semidarkness zone near brain ischemic focus in the PCI model...
April 7, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388298/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-is-a-potential-molecular-drug-target-in-triple-negative-breast-cancers
#10
Paola Poma, Manuela Labbozzetta, Natale D'Alessandro, Monica Notarbartolo
Breast cancer continues to cause significant burden in global health morbidity and mortality. Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) are highly aggressive with poor prognosis and are characterized by lack of expression of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor (Her-2). TNBCs are often resistant to cytotoxic chemotherapy and pose major difficulty in achieving personalized medicine due to their molecular heterogeneity. There is increasing evidence that the aberrant activation of nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling is a frequent characteristic of TNBCs...
April 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383063/rosmarinic-acid-suppresses-colonic-inflammation-in-dextran-sulphate-sodium-dss-induced-mice-via-dual-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-stat3-activation
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Bo-Ram Jin, Kyung-Sook Chung, Se-Yun Cheon, Minho Lee, Soonjae Hwang, Sam Noh Hwang, Ki-Jong Rhee, Hyo-Jin An
Ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the colon. Although UC is generally treated with anti-inflammatory drugs or immunosuppressants, most of these treatments often prove to be inadequate. Rosmarinic acid (RA) is a phenolic ester included in various medicinal herbs such as Salvia miltiorrhiz and Perilla frutescens. Although RA has many biological and pharmacological activities, the anti-inflammatory effect of RA in colonic tissue remains unclear...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374746/intracellular-hmgb1-as-a-novel-tumor-suppressor-of-pancreatic-cancer
#12
Rui Kang, Yangchun Xie, Qiuhong Zhang, Wen Hou, Qingping Jiang, Shan Zhu, Jinbao Liu, Dexing Zeng, Haichao Wang, David L Bartlett, Timothy R Billiar, Herbert J Zeh, Michael T Lotze, Daolin Tang
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) driven by oncogenic K-Ras remains among the most lethal human cancers despite recent advances in modern medicine. The pathogenesis of PDAC is partly attributable to intrinsic chromosome instability and extrinsic inflammation activation. However, the molecular link between these two events in pancreatic tumorigenesis has not yet been fully established. Here, we show that intracellular high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) remarkably suppresses oncogenic K-Ras-driven pancreatic tumorigenesis by inhibiting chromosome instability-mediated pro-inflammatory nucleosome release...
April 4, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363136/urinary-metabonomics-study-of-the-hepatoprotective-effects-of-total-alkaloids-from-corydalis-saxicola-bunting-on-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-chronic-hepatotoxicity-in-rats-using-1-h-nmr-analysis
#13
Fang Wu, Hua Zheng, Zheng-Teng Yang, Bang Cheng, Jin-Xia Wu, Xu-Wen Liu, Chao-Ling Tang, Shi-Yin Lu, Zhao-Ni Chen, Fang-Ming Song, Jun-Xiang Ruan, Hong-Ye Zhang, Yong-Hong Liang, Hui Song, Zhi-Heng Su
Chronic liver injury has been shown to cause liver fibrosis due to the sustained pathophysiological wound healing response of the liver, and eventually progresses to cirrhosis. The total alkaloids of Corydalis saxicola Bunting (TACS), a collection of important bioactive ingredients derived from the traditional Chinese folk medicine Corydalis saxicola Bunting (CS), have been reported to have protective effects on the liver. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms need further elucidation. In this study, the urinary metabonomics and the biochemical changes in rats with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced chronic liver injury due to treatment TACS or administration of the positive control drug-bifendate were studied via proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) analysis...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359314/alpinia-oxyphylla-miq-fruit-extract-activates-igfr-pi3k-akt-signaling-to-induce-schwann-cell-proliferation-and-sciatic-nerve-regeneration
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Yung-Ming Chang, Hen-Hong Chang, Chin-Chuan Tsai, Hung-Jen Lin, Tsung-Jung Ho, Chi-Xin Ye, Ping-Ling Chiu, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Ray-Jade Chen, Chih-Yang Huang, Chien-Chung Lin
BACKGROUND: It is known that the medicinal herb Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. is widely used as a remedy for diarrhea as well as the symptoms accompanying hypertension and cerebrovascular disorders. Moreover, it has also been reported that Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. has beneficial effects on anti-senescence and neuro-protection. This study focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which the Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. fruits promote neuron regeneration. METHODS: A piece of silicone rubber was guided across a 15 mm gap in the sciatic nerve of a rat...
March 31, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350103/-retracted-nuclear-import-of-prototype-foamy-virus-transactivator-bel1-is-mediated-by-kpna1-kpna6-and-kpna7
#15
Jihui Duan, Zhiqin Tang, Hong Mu, Guojun Zhang
We would like to retract the article entitled "Nuclear import of prototype foamy virus transactivator Bel1 is mediated by KPNA1, KPNA6 and KPNA7" published in International Journal of Molecular Medicine 38: 339-406, 2016. The results presented in Fig. 6 have been demonstrated to be unreproducible, and we cannot provide an explanation for this. Furthermore, we have recently identified that the cell cultures used in our experiments were partly contaminated with Mycoplasma, which could have contributed to the irreproducibility of the results...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338640/metal-based-psma-radioligands
#16
REVIEW
Eleni Gourni, Gjermund Henriksen
Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies for which great progress has been made in identifying appropriate molecular targets that would enable efficient in vivo targeting for imaging and therapy. The type II integral membrane protein, prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is overexpressed on prostate cancer cells in proportion to the stage and grade of the tumor progression, especially in androgen-independent, advanced and metastatic disease, rendering it a promising diagnostic and/or therapeutic target...
March 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335502/catechins-and-their-therapeutic-benefits-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
REVIEW
Fei-Yan Fan, Li-Xuan Sang, Min Jiang
Catechins are natural polyphenolic phytochemicals that exist in food and medicinal plants, such as tea, legume and rubiaceae. An increasing number of studies have associated the intake of catechins-rich foods with the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in humans, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Some studies have demonstrated that catechins could significantly inhibit the excessive oxidative stress through direct or indirect antioxidant effects and promote the activation of the antioxidative substances such as glutathione peroxidases (GPO) and glutathione (GSH), reducing the oxidative damages to the colon...
March 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333094/bioassay-guided-isolation-of-anti-inflammatory-components-from-the-bulbs-of-lilium-brownii-var-viridulum-and-identifying-the-underlying-mechanism-through-acting-on-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapks-pathway
#18
Ting Ma, Zhen Wang, Yang-Mei Zhang, Jian-Guang Luo, Ling-Yi Kong
The bulbs of Lilium brownii var. viridulum (LB) are commonly used as both traditional Chinese medicines and popular functional food for many centuries in China. Previous studies reported that the extract of lily bulbs exhibited anti-inflammatory activity both in vivo and in vitro, but its active components and associated molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In the present study, using bioassay-guided isolation method, two phenylpropenoid acylglycerols, 1-O-feruloyl-2-O-p-coumaroylglycerol (1) and 1,3-O-diferuloylglycerol (2), were obtained and identified from the chloroform fraction of LB...
March 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322147/molecular-characterization-and-antioxidant-potential-of-three-wild-culinary-medicinal-mushrooms-from-tripura-northeast-india
#19
Aparajita Roy Das, Madhusmita Borthakur, Ajay Krishna Saha, Santa Ram Joshi, Panna Das
The aim of this study was to characterize 3 wild culinary-medicinal mushrooms using molecular tools and to analyze their antioxidant activity. Antioxidant properties were studied by evaluating free radical scavenging, reducing power, and chelating effect. The mushrooms were identified as Lentinus squarrosulus, L. tuber-regium, and Macrocybe gigantean by amplifying internal transcribed spacer regions of ribosomal DNA. The results demonstrated that the methanolic extract of M. gigantean has the highest free radical scavenging effect and chelating effect, whereas the methanolic extract of L...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319010/exploring-protein-peptide-recognition-pathways-using-a-supervised-molecular-dynamics-approach
#20
Veronica Salmaso, Mattia Sturlese, Alberto Cuzzolin, Stefano Moro
Peptides have gained increased interest as therapeutic agents during recent years. The high specificity and relatively low toxicity of peptide drugs derive from their extremely tight binding to their targets. Indeed, understanding the molecular mechanism of protein-peptide recognition has important implications in the fields of biology, medicine, and pharmaceutical sciences. Even if crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance are offering valuable atomic insights into the assembling of the protein-peptide complexes, the mechanism of their recognition and binding events remains largely unclear...
April 4, 2017: Structure
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