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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509576/her2-positivity-may-confer-resistance-to-therapy-with-paclitaxel-in-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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Navideh Haghnavaz, Faezeh Asghari, Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Dariush Shanehbandi, Behzad Baradaran, Tohid Kazemi
INTRODUCTION: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding single-stranded RNAs. Involving in post-transcriptional gene silencing, miRNAs are thought to play important roles in many cancers such as breast cancer. Paclitaxel is used widely in the treatment of breast cancer. In this study, we investigated the effect of paclitaxel treatment on the expression levels of two oncomirs (oncomiRs), miR-21 and miR-203, in breast cancer cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MTT assay was performed to determine IC50 of paclitaxel for human breast cancer cell lines including MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, SKBR3 and BT-474...
May 16, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501343/changes-of-renal-sinus-fat-and-renal-parenchymal-fat-during-an-18-month-randomized-weight-loss-trial
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Hila Zelicha, Dan Schwarzfuchs, Ilan Shelef, Yftach Gepner, Gal Tsaban, Lilac Tene, Anat Yaskolka Meir, Avital Bilitzky, Oded Komy, Noa Cohen, Nitzan Bril, Michal Rein, Dana Serfaty, Shira Kenigsbuch, Yoash Chassidim, Benjamin Sarusi, Joachim Thiery, Uta Ceglarek, Michael Stumvoll, Matthias Blüher, Yosef S Haviv, Meir J Stampfer, Assaf Rudich, Iris Shai
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Data regarding the role of kidney adiposity, its clinical implications, and its dynamics during weight-loss are sparse. We investigated the effect of long-term weight-loss induced intervention diets on dynamics of renal-sinus-fat, an ectopic fat depot, and %renal-parenchymal-fat, lipid accumulation within the renal parenchyma. METHODS: We randomized 278 participants with abdominal obesity/dyslipidemia to low-fat or Mediterranean/low-carbohydrate diets, with or without exercise...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462166/papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma-revealed-by-renal-traumatism-a-case-report-in-lom%C3%A3
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Tchilabalo Matchonna Kpatcha, Kodjo Tengué, Gnimdou Botcho, Tchin Darré, Kossi Akomola Sabi, Komi Hola Sikpa, Essomendedou Léloua, Edoé Viyomé Séwa, Obube Amegayibor, Tsipa Anoukoum, Koffi Amégbor, Ekoue David Dosseh
This study is a report on a case of papillary carcinoma of the kidney revealed by an abdominal contusion. The results of radiological investigations were discordant with the low intensity of the shock. The treatment consisted of radical nephrectomy because of the suspicion of a pre-existing malignancy. Histological analysis revealed a papillary carcinoma pT3N0M0. We focus on the need for performing diagnostic tests in order to avoid missing a pre-existing anomaly to the kidney trauma.
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448406/two-dimensional-spoiled-gradient-recalled-echo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-liver-using-respiratory-navigator-gating-techniques
#4
Yusuke Inoue, Hirofumi Hata, Keiji Matsunaga, Ai Nakajima, Shotaro Komi, Yutaka Abe, Hiroki Miyatake
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the feasibility of T1-weighted 2-dimensional spoiled gradient-recalled (2D SPGR) acquisition in steady-state imaging of the liver with various respiratory navigator gating techniques. METHODS: A total of 12 healthy volunteers underwent in-phase and out-of-phase 2D SPGR imaging of the liver during breath-holding and free-breathing. Four techniques for respiratory navigation, 2 conventional navigator techniques and 2 self-navigator techniques, were used for free-breathing imaging...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433730/detection-of-rickettsia-helvetica-and-candidatus-r-tarasevichiae-dna-in-ixodes-persulcatus-ticks-collected-in-northeastern-european-russia-komi-republic
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Mikhail Yu Kartashov, Ludmila I Glushkova, Tamara P Mikryukova, Igor V Korabelnikov, Yulia I Egorova, Natalia L Tupota, Elena V Protopopova, Svetlana N Konovalova, Vladimir A Ternovoi, Valery B Loktev
The number of tick-borne infections in the northern European regions of Russia has increased considerably in the last years. In the present study, 676 unfed adult Ixodes persulcatus ticks were collected in the Komi Republic from 2011 to 2013 to study tick-borne rickettsioses. Rickettsia spp. DNA was detected by PCR in 51 (7.6%) ticks. The nucleotide sequence analysis of gltA fragments (765bp) from 51 ticks indicated that 60.8% and 39.2% of the ticks were infected with Rickettsia helvetica and Candidatus R. tarasevichiae, respectively...
April 6, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362566/impact-of-air-temperature-variation-on-the-ixodid-ticks-habitat-and-tick-borne-encephalitis-incidence-in-the-russian-arctic-the-case-of-the-komi-republic
#6
N Tokarevich, A Tronin, B Gnativ, B Revich, O Blinova, B Evengard
BACKGROUND: The causes of the recent rise of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) incidence in Europe are discussed. Our objective was to estimate the impact of air temperature change on TBE incidence in the European part of the Russian Arctic. METHODS: We analysed the TBE incidence in the Komi Republic (RK) over a 42-year period in relation to changes in local annual average air temperature, air temperature during the season of tick activity, tick abundance, TBE-prevalence in ticks, tick-bite incidence rate, and normalised difference vegetation index within the area under study...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355949/differences-in-the-suppression-of-distortion-product-otoacoustic-emissions-by-contralateral-white-noise-between-patients-with-acute-or-chronic-tinnitus
#7
Maria Riga, Agis Komis, Pavlos Marangoudakis, Stefanos Naxakis, Eleftherios Ferekidis, Dimitrios Kandiloros, Vasilios Danielides
OBJECTIVE: The mechanisms underlying the shift from acute tinnitus to chronic remain obscure. An association between tinnitus and medial olivocochlear bundle (MOCB) reflex dysfunction has been hypothesised by several studies. The differences between participants with acute and chronic tinnitus have not yet been investigated. DESIGN: Participants were examined with distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) suppression elicited by contralateral white noise...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263187/aggregation-of-scaffolding-protein-disc1-dysregulates-phosphodiesterase-4-in-huntington-s-disease
#8
Motomasa Tanaka, Koko Ishizuka, Yoko Nekooki-Machida, Ryo Endo, Noriko Takashima, Hideyuki Sasaki, Yusuke Komi, Amy Gathercole, Elaine Huston, Kazuhiro Ishii, Kelvin Kai-Wan Hui, Masaru Kurosawa, Sun-Hong Kim, Nobuyuki Nukina, Eiki Takimoto, Miles D Houslay, Akira Sawa
Huntington's disease (HD) is a polyglutamine (polyQ) disease caused by aberrant expansion of the polyQ tract in Huntingtin (HTT). While motor impairment mediated by polyQ-expanded HTT has been intensively studied, molecular mechanisms for nonmotor symptoms in HD, such as psychiatric manifestations, remain elusive. Here we have demonstrated that HTT forms a ternary protein complex with the scaffolding protein DISC1 and cAMP-degrading phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) to regulate PDE4 activity. We observed pathological cross-seeding between DISC1 and mutant HTT aggregates in the brains of HD patients as well as in a murine model that recapitulates the polyQ pathology of HD (R6/2 mice)...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251581/chitin-and-its-effects-on-inflammatory-and-immune-responses
#9
REVIEW
Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Lokesh Sharma, Charles S Dela Cruz
Chitin, a potential allergy-promoting pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP), is a linear polymer composed of N-acetylglucosamine residues which are linked by β-(1,4)-glycosidic bonds. Mammalians are potential hosts for chitin-containing protozoa, fungi, arthropods, and nematodes; however, mammalians themselves do not synthetize chitin and thus it is considered as a potential target for recognition by mammalian immune system. Chitin is sensed primarily in the lungs or gut where it activates a variety of innate (eosinophils, macrophages) and adaptive immune cells (IL-4/IL-13 expressing T helper type-2 lymphocytes)...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192646/higher-expression-of-toll-like-receptors-3-7-8-and-9-in-pityriasis-rosea
#10
Mostafa Abou El-Ela, Mohamed El-Komy, Rania Abdel Hay, Rehab Hegazy, Amin Sharobim, Laila Rashed, Khalda Amr
BACKGROUND: Pityriasis rosea (PR) is a common papulosquamous skin disease in which an infective agent may be implicated. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in immune responses and in the pathophysiology of inflammatory skin diseases. Our aim was to determine the possible roles of TLRs 3, 7, 8, and 9 in the pathogenesis of PR. METHODS: Twenty-four PR patients and 24 healthy individuals (as controls) were included in this case control study. All recruits were subjected to routine laboratory investigations...
March 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160387/hair-loss-at-injection-sites-of-mesotherapy-for-alopecia
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Mohamed El-Komy, Akmal Hassan, Amira Tawdy, Mohamed Solimon, Mohamed Abdel Hady
BACKGROUND: The side effects of mesotherapy for treatment of various forms of alopecia are often underreported, while scientific data for its efficacy are severely lacking. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the late onset side effects of mesotherapy for alopecia. METHODS: Three patients with androgenetic alopecia showed hair loss after previously uneventful mesotherapy sessions up to 1 year. RESULTS: Clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathological findings suggested an inflammatory scaring process at sites of mesotherapy injections...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128079/is-there-a-link-between-human-herpesvirus-infection-and-toll-like-receptors-in-the-pathogenesis-of-pityriasis-rosea-a-case-control-study
#12
Mostafa Abou El-Ela, Eman Shaarawy, Mohamed El-Komy, Marwa Fawzy, Rania Abdel Hay, Rehab Hegazy, Amin Sharobim, Nadine Moustafa, Laila Rashed, Khalda Sayed Sayed Amr
Human herpesvirus (HHV) 6 and 7 are involved in the pathogenesis of pityriasis rosea (PR). Our aim was to evaluate the role of the innate immune response in PR through the detection of Toll-like receptors (TLR) 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 expression in the skin of affected patients and to detect the possibility of being induced by HHV-6 and/or HHV-7 viral coexistence in these patients. Twenty-four patients with PR and 24 healthy controls were included in this case-control study. Biopsy was obtained from the PR lesion and from the healthy skin of controls for detection of HHV-6 and 7 as well as TLRs 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 gene expression using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105558/immunology-of-bee-venom
#13
REVIEW
Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Farzaneh Shafaghat, Ricardo D Zwiener
Bee venom is a blend of biochemicals ranging from small peptides and enzymes to biogenic amines. It is capable of triggering severe immunologic reactions owing to its allergenic fraction. Venom components are presented to the T cells by antigen-presenting cells within the skin. These Th2 type T cells then release IL-4 and IL-13 which subsequently direct B cells to class switch to production of IgE. Generating venom-specific IgE and crosslinking FcεR1(s) on the surface of mast cells complete the sensitizing stage in allergic individuals who are most likely to experience severe and even fatal allergic reactions after being stung...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095307/pre-exposure-prophylaxis-and-antiretroviral-treatment-interventions-with-drug-resistance
#14
REVIEW
Komi Afassinou, Faraimunashe Chirove, Keshlan S Govinder
We introduce a model for HIV/AIDS which can be utilized to assess the impact of combining pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) use interventions (incorporating drug resistance). Mathematical and numerical analyses are carried out to investigate the effects of the combined controls in the presence of PrEP drug resistance. Our results predict a significant decrease in the number of new HIV infections when PrEP and ARVs are concurrently implemented at high levels. The results also reveal that PrEP drug resistance has the potential to slow down or reverse the effects of PrEP, especially at low efficacy levels...
March 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025778/role-of-mast-cells-in-the-pathogenesis-of-multiple-sclerosis-and-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#15
REVIEW
Daniel Elieh-Ali-Komi, Yonghao Cao
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammatory demyelination and consequent axonal deterioration. The hallmark of the disease is the demyelinated plaque, a hypocellular area characterized by formation of astrocytic scars and infiltration of mononuclear cells. Recent studies have revealed that both innate and adaptive immune cells contribute to the pathogenesis of MS and its experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model...
December 26, 2016: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873449/assessment-of-cubosomal-alpha-lipoic-acid-gel-efficacy-for-the-aging-face-a-single-blinded-placebo-controlled-right-left-comparative-clinical-study
#16
Mohamed El-Komy, Suzan Shalaby, Rehab Hegazy, Rania Abdel Hay, Saly Sherif, Ehab Bendas
BACKGROUND: A poloxamer solution acting as a vehicle for the lipid base particulate system (cubosome dispersions) containing alpha lipoic acid (ALA) has achieved encouraging results in skin aging. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the efficacy of 5% Cubosomal ALA as an anti-aging formulation. METHODS: This single-blinded, placebo-controlled, comparative study was conducted on 20 females. Patients were instructed to apply a gel formulation containing the active ingredient over the right half of their face and a placebo gel on the left half twice daily for 6 months...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850533/895-an-ex-vivo-study-of-antibiotic-disposition-during-pediatric-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#17
Prashant Purohit, Mohammed El-Komy, Adam Frymoyer, Scott Sutherland, David Drover, Gregory Hammer, Felice Su
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821092/human-meningitis-due-to-streptococcus-suis-in-lom%C3%A3-togo-a-case-report
#18
Mireille Prince-David, Mounerou Salou, Corinne Marois-Créhan, Komi Assogba, Céline Plainvert, Koffi A Balogou, Claire Poyart, Asmaa Tazi
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus suis is a zoonotic pathogen which represents the leading cause of meningitis in Southeast Asia and an emerging pathogen in the Western world, the main risk factor for infection being contact with pigs. In Africa, the prevalence of S. suis infections in swine and humans is largely unrecognized, with only one recent report of a limited case series. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a human case of meningitis due to S. suis in a 32-year-old man living in Togo...
November 8, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819009/chitin-and-chitosan-production-and-application-of-versatile-biomedical-nanomaterials
#19
Daniel Elieh-Ali-Komi, Michael R Hamblin
Chitin is the most abundant aminopolysaccharide polymer occurring in nature, and is the building material that gives strength to the exoskeletons of crustaceans, insects, and the cell walls of fungi. Through enzymatic or chemical deacetylation, chitin can be converted to its most well-known derivative, chitosan. The main natural sources of chitin are shrimp and crab shells, which are an abundant byproduct of the food-processing industry, that provides large quantities of this biopolymer to be used in biomedical applications...
March 2016: International Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709065/low-putamen-activity-associated-with-poor-reward-sensitivity-in-childhood-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#20
Kei Mizuno, Junko Kawatani, Kanako Tajima, Akihiro T Sasaki, Tetsuya Yoneda, Masanori Komi, Toshinori Hirai, Akemi Tomoda, Takako Joudoi, Yasuyoshi Watanabe
Motivational signals influence a wide variety of cognitive processes and components of behavioral performance. Cognitive dysfunction in patients with childhood chronic fatigue syndrome (CCFS) may be closely associated with a low motivation to learn induced by impaired neural reward processing. However, the extent to which reward processing is impaired in CCFS patients is unclear. The aim of the present functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study was to determine whether brain activity in regions related to reward sensitivity is impaired in CCFS patients...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
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