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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454473/methylation-pattern-of-preferentially-expressed-antigen-of-melanoma-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#1
Ya-Zhen Qin, Yan-Huan Zhang, Xiao-Ying Qin, Hong-Hu Zhu
Preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME), a tumor-associated antigen, is overexpressed in a variety of hematologic malignancies with a great variation in expression. The majority of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) 1-eight-twenty one (ETO)(+) AML and a certain number of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) have an abnormally high increase in PRAME expression level. The landscape of PRAME methylation requires evaluation in order to determine the most relevant sites and the exact association of its methylation with expression level and type of disease...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454461/prognostic-value-of-mlh1-promoter-methylation-in-male-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#2
Dongping Wu, Xiaoying Chen, Yan Xu, Haiyong Wang, Guangmao Yu, Luping Jiang, Qingxiao Hong, Shiwei Duan
The DNA mismatch repair (MMR) gene MutL homolog 1 (MLH1) is critical for the maintenance of genomic integrity. Methylation of the MLH1 gene promoter was identified as a prognostic marker for numerous types of cancer including glioblastoma, colorectal, ovarian and gastric cancer. The present study aimed to determine whether MLH1 promoter methylation was associated with survival in male patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded ESCC tissues were collected from 87 male patients...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454426/prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-of-the-anal-canal-in-women-a-prospective-analysis-of-high-risk-populations
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Bernd P Kost, Jörg Hofmann, Susanne Stoellnberger, Florian Bergauer, Thomas Blankenstein, Irene Alba-Alejandre, Angela Stein, Claudia Stuckart, Katharina Weizsäcker, Ioannis Mylonas, Sven Mahner, Andrea Gingelmaier
Infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) has been associated with the development of cervical and anal cancer. Worldwide, the incidence of anal cancer has increased markedly. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of HPV infection of the uterine cervix and anal canal in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- and non-HIV-infected risk populations. Cervical and anal HPV swabs and cytology samples were collected from 287 patients at the University Hospital of Munich, Germany between 2011 and 2013...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454418/epigenetic-silencing-of-protocadherin-10-in-colorectal-cancer
#4
Xian Zhong, Hong Shen, Jianshan Mao, Jiawei Zhang, Weidong Han
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common types of malignant tumor in the world and occurs through a multi-step process resulting from the accumulation of genetic and epigenetic alterations of the genome. Although the molecular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of CRC remain unclear, the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) through promoter methylation serves an important role. Aberrant methylation is a well-defined marker of CRC. At present, the epigenetic silencing of protocadherin 10 (PCDH10) has been identified as an important TSG with key roles in colorectal carcinogenesis, invasion and metastasis as a frequent and early event...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454370/methylation-of-cdkn2b-cpg-islands-is-associated-with-upregulated-telomerase-activity-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#5
Qian Hu, Xiaowen Chen, Sixi Liu, Ruiqi Wen, Xiuli Yuan, Dandan Xu, Guosheng Liu, Feiqiu Wen
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between methylation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2B (CDKN2B) CpG islands and telomerase activity in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A total of 72 children with ALL and 12 children with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) were subjected to bone marrow aspiration and methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction analysis, and modified telomeric repeat amplification protocol assay analyses, to evaluate CDKN2B methylation and telomerase activity, respectively...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454357/expression-regulation-and-function-of-mir-495-in-healthy-and-tumor-tissues
#6
Hongli Chen, Xiaman Wang, Ju Bai, Aili He
MicroRNA-495 (miR-495) is a small non-coding RNA encoded by a gene located on chromosome 14 (14q32.31). Its expression is regulated by the transcription factors EF12 and EF47, in addition to promoter methylation status and the fusion oncoprotein mixed-lineage leukemia-AF9. Previous studies suggest that miR-495 is involved in various developmental, immunological and inflammatory processes in healthy tissue, and in the proliferation, invasion, metastasis and drug resistance of cancer cells. The role miR-495 serves in tumors is controversial...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454343/promoter-hypermethylation-of-the-reck-gene-is-associated-with-its-low-expression-and-poor-survival-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Jing Zhu, Yang Ling, Yun Xu, Mingzhu Lu, Yongping Liu, Changsong Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the association between the methylation status of the reversion-inducing cysteine-rich protein with kazal motifs (RECK) gene and its mRNA expression levels in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The methylation status of RECK was analyzed by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and RECK mRNA expression levels were analyzed by quantitative PCR, in 310 paired ESCC tissues. The mean RECK methylation index (MI) was 0.65 in ESCCs and 0...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454336/promoter-methylation-and-expression-of-raf-kinase-inhibitory-protein-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#8
Hong Wei, Zhijun Liu, Hongyan She, Baoguo Liu, Junxia Gu, Dongmin Wei, Xiangyang Zhang, Jiufeng Wang, Shujing Qi, Fumin Ping
Raf kinase inhibitory protein (RKIP) regulates multiple cellular processes, and its downregulation is associated with distinct human cancers. In the present study, the status of RKIP promoter methylation, as well as its expression and clinical significance in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), were examined. The promoter methylation status in the 5'-CpG island of the RKIP gene and the expression level of the RKIP protein were examined using a modified methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP) method and immunohistochemical staining, respectively, in 77 ESCC samples and matched paratumor normal tissues...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454271/intracellular-and-extracellular-factors-influencing-the-genotoxicity-of-nitric-oxide-and-reactive-oxygen-species
#9
Min Young Kim
A number of factors affect cellular responses to nitric oxide (NO(•)) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), including their source, concentration, cumulative dose, target gene and biological milieu. This limits the extrapolation of data to in vivo pathological states in which NO(•) and ROS may be important. The present study investigated lethality and mutagenesis in the HPRT and TK1 genes of human lymphoblastoid TK6 cells exposed to NO(•) and ROS derived from two delivery methods: A reactor system and a Transwell™ co-culture...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454262/aberrant-klk4-gene-promoter-hypomethylation-in-pediatric-hepatoblastomas
#10
Baihui Liu, Ximao Cui, Shan Zheng, Kuiran Dong, Rui Dong
DNA methylation has a crucial role in cancer biology and has been recognized as an activator of oncogenes and inactivator of tumor suppressor genes, both of which are mechanisms for tumorigenesis. Kallikrein-related peptidase 4 (KLK4), has been suggested to be an oncogene in various types of cancer. The aim of the present study was to assess the DNA methylation patterns of the KLK4 gene in cancerous samples harvested from patients with hepatoblastoma (HB). KLK4 mRNA expression levels were detected using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and assessed its DNA methylation patterns using high-throughput mass spectrometry on a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass array...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454212/reciprocal-regulation-between-micrornas-and-epigenetic-machinery-in-colorectal-cancer
#11
Feng Wang, Yanlei Ma, Huamin Wang, Huanlong Qin
Epigenetics encompasses changes in DNA methylation, histone and chromatin structure, and non-coding RNAs, specifically microRNA (miRNA) expression. Recent advances in the rapidly evolving field of colorectal cancer (CRC) epigenetics have revealed a complicated network of reciprocal interconnections between miRNAs and other epigenetic machinery. On the one hand, miRNA expression may be regulated by epigenetic mechanisms including DNA methylation and histone modifications. However, miRNAs may affect the epigenetic machinery by directly targeting its enzymatic components...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454120/phosphodiesterase-3a-a-new-player-in-development-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-a-prospective-target-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gist
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Pierre Vandenberghe, Perrine Hagué, Steven C Hockman, Vincent C Manganiello, Pieter Demetter, Christophe Erneux, Jean-Marie Vanderwinden
We previously identified phosphodiesterase 3A (PDE3A) as a marker for interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in adult mouse gut. However, PDE3A expression and function during gut development and in ICC-derived gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) remained unknown. Here we found that PDE3A was expressed throughout ICC development and that ICC density was halved in PDE3A-deficient mice. In the human imatinib-sensitive GIST882 cell line, the PDE3 inhibitor cilostazol halved cell viability (IC50 0.35 μM) and this effect synergized with imatinib (Chou-Talalay's CI50 0...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454044/unintended-impacts-of-regulatory-changes-to-british-columbia-methadone-maintenance-program-on-addiction-and-hiv-related-outcomes-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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M Eugenia Socías, Evan Wood, Ryan McNeil, Thomas Kerr, Huiru Dong, Jean Shoveller, Julio Montaner, M-J Milloy
BACKGROUND: In February 2014, several regulatory reforms were introduced to the methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) program in British Columbia, Canada, including a switch to a ten-times more concentrated methadone formulation and restrictions in pharmacy delivery services. We evaluated possible unintended effects of these changes on illicit drug use patterns and HIV treatment outcomes among HIV-positive opioid users. METHODS: Data was drawn from ACCESS, a prospective community-recruited cohort of HIV-positive people who use illicit drugs in Vancouver, Canada...
April 25, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454014/reduced-mouse-allergen-is-associated-with-epigenetic-changes-in-regulatory-genes-but-not-mouse-sensitization-in-asthmatic-children
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Rachel L Miller, Hanjie Zhang, Jacqueline Jezioro, Mariangels De Planell Saguer, Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, Xinhua Liu, Matthew Perzanowski, Adnan Divjan, Wanda Phipatanakul, Elizabeth C Matsui
Chronic exposure to mouse allergen may contribute greatly to the inner-city asthma burden. We hypothesized that reducing mouse allergen exposure may modulate the immunopathology underlying symptomatic pediatric allergic asthma, and that this occurs through epigenetic regulation. To test this hypothesis, we studied a cohort of mouse sensitized, persistent asthmatic inner-city children undergoing mouse allergen-targeted integrated pest management (IPM) vs education in a randomized controlled intervention trial...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453981/facile-synthesis-of-flower-like-ag3vo4-bi2wo6-heterojunction-with-enhanced-visible-light-photocatalytic-activity
#15
Shijie Li, Shiwei Hu, Wei Jiang, Yu Liu, Jianshe Liu, Zhaohui Wang
Constructing novel semiconductor heterojunctions is one of the most significant approaches to improving the photocatalytic performance of a photocatalyst. Herein, the Ag3VO4/Bi2WO6 heterojunction was prepared through in-situ anchoring Ag3VO4 nanoparticles (size: ∼21nm) on the surface of Bi2WO6 microflowers (diameter: 2.5-4.5μm) by a facile deposition route. The photocatalytic activity of these heterojunctions were studied by decomposing cationic dye rhodamine B (RhB), anionic dye methyl orange (MO) and neutral para-chlorophenol (4-CP) under visible light irradiation (λ>400nm)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453915/documenting-and-harnessing-the-biological-potential-of-molecules-in-distributed-drug-discovery-d3-virtual-catalogs
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Milata M Abraham, Ryan E Denton, Richard W Harper, William L Scott, Martin J O'Donnell, Jacob D Durrant
Virtual molecular catalogs have limited utility if member compounds are (1) difficult to synthesize or (2) unlikely to have biological activity. The Distributed Drug Discovery (D3) program addresses the synthesis challenge by providing scientists with a free virtual D3 catalog of 73,024 easy-to-synthesize N-acyl unnatural α-amino acids, their methyl esters, and primary amides. The remaining challenge is to document and exploit the bioactivity potential of these compounds. In the current work, a search process is described that retrospectively identifies all virtual D3 compounds classified as bioactive hits in PubChem-cataloged experimental assays...
April 28, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453849/association-between-frailty-and-components-of-the-frailty-phenotype-with-modifiable-risk-factors-and-antiretroviral-therapy
#17
Kristine M Erlandson, Kunling Wu, Susan L Koletar, Robert C Kalayjian, Ronald J Ellis, Babafemi Taiwo, Frank J Palella, Katherine Tassiopoulos
The impact of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on frailty among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults has not been well described. HIV-infected participants aged ≥40 years with initial ART receipt through a randomized, controlled AIDS Clinical Trials Group trial completed a frailty assessment. Ordinal logistic regression models examined factors associated with frailty. Of 1016 participants, 6% were frail, and 38% were prefrail. Frailty was associated with lower education, older age, Medicare/Medicaid, initial efavirenz, smoking, obesity, and neurocognitive impairment; physical activity and alcohol use were protective...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453847/human-immunodeficiency-virus-persistence-and-t-cell-activation-in-blood-rectal-and-lymph-node-tissue-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals-receiving-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
#18
Gabriela Khoury, Rémi Fromentin, Ajantha Solomon, Wendy Hartogensis, Marisela Killian, Rebecca Hoh, Ma Somsouk, Peter W Hunt, Valerie Girling, Elizabeth Sinclair, Peter Bacchetti, Jenny L Anderson, Frederick M Hecht, Steven G Deeks, Paul U Cameron, Nicolas Chomont, Sharon R Lewin
Background.: Immune activation and inflammation remain elevated in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and may contribute to HIV persistence. Methods.: Using flow cytometry expression of CD38, HLA-DR and PD-1 were measured in blood (n = 48), lymph node (LN; n = 9), and rectal tissue (n = 17) from virally suppressed individuals. Total and integrated HIV DNA, 2-LTR circles, and cell-associated unspliced HIV RNA were quantified...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453836/commonly-transmitted-hiv-1-drug-resistance-mutations-in-reverse-transcriptase-and-protease-in-antiretroviral-treatment-naive-patients-and-response-to-regimens-containing-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-or-tenofovir-alafenamide
#19
Nicolas A Margot, Pamela Wong, Rima Kulkarni, Kirsten White, Danielle Porter, Michael E Abram, Christian Callebaut, Michael D Miller
Background.: The presence of transmitted drug resistance mutations (TDRMs) in antiretroviral treatment (ART)-naive patients can adversely affect the outcome of ART. Methods.: Resistance testing was conducted in 6704 ART-naive subjects predominantly from the United States and Europe in 9 clinical studies conducted by Gilead Sciences from 2000 to 2013. Results.: The presence of TDRMs increased during this period (from 5.2% to 11.4%), primarily driven by an increase in nonnucleoside reverse-transcriptase (RT) inhibitor (NNRTI) resistance mutations (from 0...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453835/herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-acquisition-among-hiv-1-infected-adults-treated-with-tenofovir-disoproxyl-fumarate-as-part-of-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-results-from-the-actg-a5175-pearls-study
#20
Connie Celum, Ting Hong, Anne Cent, Deborah Donnell, Rhoda Morrow, Jared M Baeten, Cynthia Firnhaber, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Mina C Hosseinipour, Umesh Lalloo, Mulinda Nyirenda, Cynthia Riviere, Jorge Sanchez, Breno Santos, Khuanchai Supparatpinyo, James Hakim, N Kumarasamy, Thomas B Campbell
Objective.: Tenofovir disoproxyl fumarate (TDF) disoproxyl fumarate (TDF) has in vitro activity against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and reduced HSV-2 acquisition as preexposure prophylaxis. Whether TDF-containing antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces HSV-2 acquisition is unknown. Design.: Secondary analysis of AIDS Clinical Trials Group A5175, a randomized, open-label study of 3 ART regimens among 1571 participants. Methods.: HSV-2 serostatus was assessed at baseline, at study exit, and before a change in ART regimen...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
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