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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720851/microneedle-patch-delivery-of-influenza-vaccine-during-pregnancy-enhances-maternal-immune-responses-promoting-survival-and-long-lasting-passive-immunity-to-offspring
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E Stein Esser, Joanna A Pulit-Penaloza, Haripriya Kalluri, Devin McAllister, Elena V Vassilieva, Elizabeth Q Littauer, Nadia Lelutiu, Mark R Prausnitz, Richard W Compans, Ioanna Skountzou
Influenza virus causes life-threatening infections in pregnant women and their newborns. Immunization during pregnancy is the most effective means of preventing maternal and infant mortality/morbidity; however, influenza vaccination rates of pregnant women remain under 50%. Furthermore, the availability of vaccines in low-resource populations is limited. Skin immunization with microneedle patches (MN) is a novel and safe vaccination platform featuring thermostable vaccine formulations. Cold-chain independence and the potential for self-administration can expand influenza vaccination coverage in developing countries...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688108/a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-approach-to-predict-buprenorphine-pharmacokinetics-following-intravenous-sublingual-administration
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Hari V Kalluri, Hongfei Zhang, Steve N Caritis, Raman Venkataramanan
INTRODUCTION: Opioid dependence is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Buprenorphine(BUP) is approved by the FDA to treat opioid dependence. There is a lack of clear consensus on appropriate dosing of BUP due to inter-patient physiological differences in absorption/disposition, subjective response assessment and other patient comorbidities. The objective of this study is to build and validate robust physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic(PBPK) models for intravenous(IV) and Sublingual(SL) BUP as a first-step to optimize BUP pharmacotherapy...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669739/an-evidence-based-recommendation-to-increase-the-dosing-frequency-of-buprenorphine-during-pregnancy
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Steve N Caritis, Jaime R Bastian, Hongfei Zhang, Hari Kalluri, Dennis English, Michael England, Stephanie Bobby, Raman Venkataramanan
BACKGROUND: Dose-adjusted plasma concentrations of buprenorphine are significantly decreased during pregnancy compared to the non-pregnant state. This observation suggests that pregnant women may need a higher dose of buprenorphine than non-pregnant individuals in order to maintain similar drug exposure (plasma concentrations over time after a dose). The current dosing recommendations for buprenorphine during pregnancy address the total daily dose of buprenorphine to be administered but the frequency of dosing is not clearly addressed...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666680/the-safety-immunogenicity-and-acceptability-of-inactivated-influenza-vaccine-delivered-by-microneedle-patch-tiv-mnp-2015-a-randomised-partly-blinded-placebo-controlled-phase-1-trial
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Nadine G Rouphael, Michele Paine, Regina Mosley, Sebastien Henry, Devin V McAllister, Haripriya Kalluri, Winston Pewin, Paula M Frew, Tianwei Yu, Natalie J Thornburg, Sarah Kabbani, Lilin Lai, Elena V Vassilieva, Ioanna Skountzou, Richard W Compans, Mark J Mulligan, Mark R Prausnitz
BACKGROUND: Microneedle patches provide an alternative to conventional needle-and-syringe immunisation, and potentially offer improved immunogenicity, simplicity, cost-effectiveness, acceptability, and safety. We describe safety, immunogenicity, and acceptability of the first-in-man study on single, dissolvable microneedle patch vaccination against influenza. METHODS: The TIV-MNP 2015 study was a randomised, partly blinded, placebo-controlled, phase 1, clinical trial at Emory University that enrolled non-pregnant, immunocompetent adults from Atlanta, GA, USA, who were aged 18-49 years, naive to the 2014-15 influenza vaccine, and did not have any significant dermatological disorders...
June 27, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644693/supplemental-oxygen-in-interstitial-lung-disease-an-art-in-need-of-science
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Kerri A Johannson, Sachin R Pendharkar, Kirk Mathison, Charlene D Fell, Jordan A Guenette, Meena Kalluri, Martin Kolb, Christopher J Ryerson
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) comprises a large and heterogeneous group of disorders that often lead to progressive fibrosis and premature death. Oxygen supplementation is typically used in advanced lung disease patients with resting hypoxemia; however, there is a paucity of evidence guiding the use of supplemental oxygen in ILD, and significant heterogeneity in clinical practice. It remains unclear whether supplemental oxygen improves clinically meaningful outcomes, and the role of ambulatory oxygen supplementation in isolated exertional hypoxemia is particularly controversial...
June 23, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630183/bioavailability-of-lumefantrine-is-significantly-enhanced-with-a-novel-formulation-approach-a-randomized-open-label-pharmacokinetic-study-in-healthy-volunteers
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Jay Prakash Jain, F Joel Leong, Lan Chen, Sampath Kalluri, Vishal Koradia, Daniel S Stein, Marie-Christine Wolf, Gangadhar Sunkara, Jagannath Kota
The artemether-lumefantrine combination requires food intake for optimal absorption of lumefantrine. In an attempt to enhance bioavailability of lumefantrine, new solid dispersion formulations (SDF) were developed, and the pharmacokinetics of two SDF variants were assessed in a randomized, open-label, sequential two-part study in healthy volunteers. In Part 1, relative bioavailability of the two SDF variants was compared with the conventional formulation after administration of a single dose of 480 mg under fasted conditions in three parallel cohorts...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607485/exosomes-facilitate-therapeutic-targeting-of-oncogenic-kras-in-pancreatic-cancer
#7
Sushrut Kamerkar, Valerie S LeBleu, Hikaru Sugimoto, Sujuan Yang, Carolina F Ruivo, Sonia A Melo, J Jack Lee, Raghu Kalluri
The mutant form of the GTPase KRAS is a key driver of pancreatic cancer but remains a challenging therapeutic target. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles generated by all cells, and are naturally present in the blood. Here we show that enhanced retention of exosomes, compared to liposomes, in the circulation of mice is likely due to CD47-mediated protection of exosomes from phagocytosis by monocytes and macrophages. Exosomes derived from normal fibroblast-like mesenchymal cells were engineered to carry short interfering RNA or short hairpin RNA specific to oncogenic Kras(G12D), a common mutation in pancreatic cancer...
June 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524195/enhanced-reactivity-and-selectivity-of-asymmetric-oxa-michael-addition-of-2-hydroxychalcones-in-carbon-confined-spaces
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Melad Shaikh, Kiran Kumar Atyam, Mahendra Sahu, Kalluri V S Ranganath
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are employed as nanoscale reaction vessels for the asymmetric oxa-Michael addition of 2'-hydroxychalcones. A systematic comparison of the catalytic activities of chiral phosphoric acid treated ferrite nanoparticles (chiral ferrites) has been studied for the synthesis of flavanones. Higher reactivity and selectivity with switching of enantiomers were observed when these chiral ferrites are inside the CNT channel.
May 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524163/an-evolving-function-of-dna-containing-exosomes-in-chemotherapy-induced-immune-response
#9
Paul Kurywchak, Raghu Kalluri
Chemotherapy is a predominant strategy to treat cancer and is often associated with toxicities like severe diarrhea that puts patients at additional risk and can hinder treatment strategies. Lian et al. recently explored the immune-mediated mechanisms of Irinotecan-induced diarrhea in colorectal cancer and found that double-stranded DNA in small vesicles can launch inflammation pathways in immune cells through the cytosolic DNA sensor AIM2.
June 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497058/impact-of-an-intensive-perinatal-handwashing-promotion-intervention-on-maternal-handwashing-behavior-in-the-neonatal-period-findings-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-rural-bangladesh
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Pavani Kalluri Ram, Sharifa Nasreen, Kelly Kamm, Jelena Allen, Swapna Kumar, Mohammad Anisur Rahman, K Zaman, Shams El Arifeen, Stephen P Luby
One-quarter of neonatal deaths are attributed to infections. Maternal handwashing with soap may prevent neonatal sepsis. We examined impact of intensive handwashing promotion on handwashing behavior of mothers of neonates. In Matlab, Bangladesh, we randomly allocated pregnant women at 28-32 weeks' gestation to intensive handwashing promotion or control. Behavior change communicators used a participatory approach to motivate maternal handwashing with soap and provided soap and handwashing stations. In the neonatal period, we observed soap and water at handwashing places and, at the end of the neonatal period, we estimated impact on maternal handwashing by structured observation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447602/spatial-computation-of-intratumoral-t-cells-correlates-with-survival-of-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Julienne L Carstens, Pedro Correa de Sampaio, Dalu Yang, Souptik Barua, Huamin Wang, Arvind Rao, James P Allison, Valerie S LeBleu, Raghu Kalluri
The exact nature and dynamics of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) immune composition remains largely unknown. Desmoplasia is suggested to polarize PDAC immunity. Therefore, a comprehensive evaluation of the composition and distribution of desmoplastic elements and T-cell infiltration is necessary to delineate their roles. Here we develop a novel computational imaging technology for the simultaneous evaluation of eight distinct markers, allowing for spatial analysis of distinct populations within the same section...
April 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424339/discovery-of-double-stranded-genomic-dna-in-circulating-exosomes
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Raghu Kalluri, Valerie S LeBleu
It is becoming increasingly clear that small vesicles released from cells (extracellular vesicles [EVs]) represent a heterogeneous population implicated in cell-to-cell communication. The classifications and nomenclature of EVs are evolving as enrichment strategies and specific characteristics are being unraveled. At present, physical properties of EVs-namely, size, shape, and density-are often used to identify subpopulations of EVs. A distinct group of EVs, termed exosomes, largely defined by their small size (∼40-150 nm) and proposed subcellular origin, has been extensively studied in several aspects of cancer biology...
2016: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424335/a-conversation-with-raghu-kalluri
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April 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361374/spatial-gradients-in-the-size-of-inner-hair-cell-ribbons-emerge-before-the-onset-of-hearing-in-rats
#14
Radha Kalluri, Maya Monges-Hernandez
The size and locations of pre-synaptic ribbons and glutamate receptors within and around inner hair cells are correlated with auditory afferent response features such as the spontaneous discharge rate (SR), threshold, and dynamic range of sound intensity representation (the so-called SR-groups). To test if the development of these spatial gradients requires experience with sound intensity, we quantified the size and spatial distribution of synaptic ribbons from the inner hair cells of neonatal rats before and after the onset of hearing (from post-natal day (P) 3 to P33)...
June 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334208/morphologically-constrained-spectral-unmixing-by-dictionary-learning-for-multiplex-fluorescence-microscopy
#15
Murad Megjhani, Pedro Correa de Sampaio, Julienne Leigh Carstens, Raghu Kalluri, Badrinath Roysam
Motivation: Current spectral unmixing methods for multiplex fluorescence microscopy have a limited ability to cope with high spectral overlap as they only analyze spectral information over individual pixels. Here, we present adaptive Morphologically Constrained Spectral Unmixing (MCSU) algorithms that overcome this limitation by exploiting morphological differences between sub-cellular structures, and their local spatial context. Results: The proposed method was effective at improving spectral unmixing performance by exploiting: (i) a set of dictionary-based models for object morphologies learned from the image data; and (ii) models of spatial context learned from the image data using a total variation algorithm...
March 2, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295622/low-vitamin-d-exposure-is-associated-with-higher-risk-of-infection-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#16
Hari V Kalluri, Lauren M Sacha, Amanda I Ingemi, Michael A Shullo, Heather J Johnson, Puneet Sood, Amit D Tevar, Abhinav Humar, Raman Venkataramanan
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is a steroid hormone with multiple vital roles within the immune system. Various studies evaluated the influence of vitamin D on infections postrenal transplantation and found contrasting results. This study aimed to assess the relationship between vitamin D status and the incidence of infection in renal transplant recipients. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of adult renal transplant recipients at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center between 2005 and 2012...
May 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285193/tolerability-usability-and-acceptability-of-dissolving-microneedle-patch-administration-in-human-subjects
#17
Jaya Arya, Sebastien Henry, Haripriya Kalluri, Devin V McAllister, Winston P Pewin, Mark R Prausnitz
To support translation of microneedle patches from pre-clinical development into clinical trials, this study examined the effect of microneedle patch application on local skin reactions, reliability of use and acceptability to patients. Placebo patches containing dissolving microneedles were administered to fifteen human participants. Microneedle patches were well tolerated in the skin with no pain or swelling and only mild erythema localized to the site of patch administration that resolved fully within seven days...
June 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251710/feasibility-of-cathode-surface-coating-technology-for-high-energy-lithium-ion-and-beyond-lithium-ion-batteries
#18
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Sujith Kalluri, Moonsu Yoon, Minki Jo, Hua Kun Liu, Shi Xue Dou, Jaephil Cho, Zaiping Guo
Cathode material degradation during cycling is one of the key obstacles to upgrading lithium-ion and beyond-lithium-ion batteries for high-energy and varied-temperature applications. Herein, we highlight recent progress in material surface-coating as the foremost solution to resist the surface phase-transitions and cracking in cathode particles in mono-valent (Li, Na, K) and multi-valent (Mg, Ca, Al) ion batteries under high-voltage and varied-temperature conditions. Importantly, we shed light on the future of materials surface-coating technology with possible research directions...
March 2, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122799/cystic-lymphangioma-of-spleen-in-adults
#19
Shalini Duvvada, Debadutta Senapati, Sreenivas Rao Challa, Tejokrishna Kalluri
Splenic diseases are rare. Tumours of the spleen are classified as either benign or malignant. Primary benign tumours of the spleen are extremely rare, identified on surgery and autopsy, accounting for <0.007% of all splenic tumours. Splenic lymphangiomas are benign cystic tumours resulting from congenital malformations of the lymphatic system that appear as a single or multiple lesions of the spleen. It mainly affects children and is rarely manifested after the age of 20 years of age. We report a case of cystic lymphangioma of spleen in a 40-year-old woman admitted with a huge mass in the abdomen, which on imaging found to be a cystic mass arising from spleen...
January 25, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121262/detection-of-mutant-kras-and-tp53-dna-in-circulating-exosomes-from-healthy-individuals-and-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Sujuan Yang, Sara P Y Che, Paul Kurywchak, Jena L Tavormina, Liv B Gansmo, Pedro Correa de Sampaio, Michael Tachezy, Maximilian Bockhorn, Florian Gebauer, Amanda R Haltom, Sonia A Melo, Valerie S LeBleu, Raghu Kalluri
Pancreatic cancer presents with a dismal mortality rate and is in urgent need of methods for early detection with potential for timely intervention. All living cells, including cancer cells, generate exosomes. We previously discovered double stranded genomic DNA in exosomes derived from the circulation of pancreatic cancer patients, which enabled the detection of prevalent mutations associated with the disease. Here, we report a proof-of-concept study that demonstrates the potential clinical utility of circulating exosomal DNA for identification of KRAS(G)(12)(D) and TP53(R)(273)(H) mutations in patients with pancreas-associated pathologies, including pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), chronic pancreatitis (CP) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), and in healthy human subjects...
March 4, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
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