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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432750/effect-of-feeding-two-rrr-alpha-tocopherol-formulations-on-serum-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-muscle-alpha-tocopherol-concentrations-in-horses-with-subclinical-vitamin-e-deficiency
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J C Brown, S J Valberg, M Hogg, C J Finno
BACKGROUND: Alpha tocopherol (α-TP) supplementation is recommended for the prevention of various equine neuromuscular disorders. Formulations available include RRR-α-TP acetate powder and a more expensive but rapidly water-dispersible liquid RRR-α-TP (WD α-TP). A cost-effective means to rapidly increase serum and CSF α-TP with WD-α-TP and then sustain concentrations with RRR-α-TP acetate has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate serum, CSF and muscle α-TP concentrations in an 8-week dosing regimen where horses were transitioned from WD RRR-α-TP to RRR-α-TP acetate...
April 22, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431643/advances-in-circulating-tumor-dna-analysis
#2
Samantha Perakis, Martina Auer, Jelena Belic, Ellen Heitzer
The analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is a very promising tool and might revolutionize cancer care with respect to early detection, identification of minimal residual disease, assessment of treatment response, and monitoring tumor evolution. ctDNA analysis, often referred to as "liquid biopsy" offers what tissue biopsies cannot-a continuous monitoring of tumor-specific changes during the entire course of the disease. Owing to technological improvements, efforts for the establishment of preanalytical and analytical benchmark, and the inclusion of ctDNA analyses in clinical trial, an actual clinical implementation has come within easy reach...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431544/strategies-for-monitoring-and-combating-resistance-to-combination-kinase-inhibitors-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Leanne G Ahronian, Ryan B Corcoran
Targeted therapies such as kinase inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies have dramatically altered cancer care in recent decades. Although these targeted therapies have improved patient outcomes in several cancer types, resistance ultimately develops to these agents. One potential strategy proposed to overcome acquired resistance involves taking repeat tumor biopsies at the time of disease progression, to identify the specific molecular mechanism driving resistance in an individual patient and to select a new agent or combination of agents capable of surmounting that specific resistance mechanism...
April 21, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426133/quantitative-phase-microscopy-spatial-signatures-of-cancer-cells
#4
Darina Roitshtain, Lauren Wolbromsky, Evgeny Bal, Hayit Greenspan, Lisa L Satterwhite, Natan T Shaked
We present cytometric classification of live healthy and cancerous cells by using the spatial morphological and textural information found in the label-free quantitative phase images of the cells. We compare both healthy cells to primary tumor cells and primary tumor cells to metastatic cancer cells, where tumor biopsies and normal tissues were isolated from the same individuals. To mimic analysis of liquid biopsies by flow cytometry, the cells were imaged while unattached to the substrate. We used low-coherence off-axis interferometric phase microscopy setup, which allows a single-exposure acquisition mode, and thus is suitable for quantitative imaging of dynamic cells during flow...
April 20, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425973/edim-tktl1-apo10-blood-test-an-innate-immune-system-based-liquid-biopsy-for-the-early-detection-characterization-and-targeted-treatment-of-cancer
#5
REVIEW
Johannes F Coy
Epitope detection in monocytes (EDIM) represents a liquid biopsy exploiting the innate immune system. Activated monocytes (macrophages) phagocytose unwanted cells/cell fragments from the whole body including solid tissues. As they return to the blood, macrophages can be used for a non-invasive detection of biomarkers, thereby providing high sensitivity and specificity, because the intracellular presence of biomarkers is due to an innate immune response. Flow cytometry analysis of blood enables the detection of macrophages and phagocytosed intracellular biomarkers...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420618/research-progress-on-liquid-biopsy-in-oncology-and-its-clinical-applications
#6
Wang Chen, Li Yanming, Fang Xiangdong
Liquid biopsy is an emerging and promising detection tool for cancer, with the benefit of being non-invasive and convenient. It analyzes tumor-derived information in the blood or other body fluids including circulating tumour cells (CTCs), circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) and exosomes. Nowadays, with the expansion of liquid biopsy research contents and the development of capture and detection technologies, liquid biopsy is increasingly utilized in clinical applications, promoting the development of tumor precision medicine...
March 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418438/a-scalable-self-priming-fractal-branching-microchannel-net-chip-for-digital-pcr
#7
Qiangyuan Zhu, Yanan Xu, Lin Qiu, Congcong Ma, Bingwen Yu, Qi Song, Wei Jin, Qinhan Jin, Jinyu Liu, Ying Mu
As an absolute quantification method at the single-molecule level, digital PCR has been widely used in many bioresearch fields, such as next generation sequencing, single cell analysis, gene editing detection and so on. However, existing digital PCR methods still have some disadvantages, including high cost, sample loss, and complicated operation. In this work, we develop an exquisite scalable self-priming fractal branching microchannel net digital PCR chip. This chip with a special design inspired by natural fractal-tree systems has an even distribution and 100% compartmentalization of the sample without any sample loss, which is not available in existing chip-based digital PCR methods...
April 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417079/detection-of-copy-number-alterations-in-cell-free-tumor-dna-from-plasma
#8
Olga Østrup, Lise Barlebo Ahlborn, Ulrik Lassen, Morten Mau-Sørensen, Finn Cilius Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs) occurring in tumors can provide information about tumor classification, patient's outcome or treatment targets. Liquid biopsies, incl. plasma samples containing circulating cell-free tumor DNA (ccfDNA) can be used to assess SCNAs for clinical purposes, however specify and reliability of methods have to be tested. METHODS: SNP microarrays (Affymetrix) were used to generate whole-genome copy number profiles from plasma ccfDNA (OncoScan) and paired tumor biopsies (CytoScan) from ten patients with metastatic cancers...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416949/circulating-tumor-dna-in-a-breast-cancer-patient-s-plasma-represents-driver-alterations-in-the-tumor-tissue
#9
Jieun Lee, Sung-Min Cho, Min Sung Kim, Sug Hyung Lee, Yeun-Jun Chung, Seung-Hyun Jung
Tumor tissues from biopsies or surgery are major sources for the next generation sequencing (NGS) study, but these procedures are invasive and have limitation to overcome intratumor heterogeneity. Recent studies have shown that driver alterations in tumor tissues can be detected by liquid biopsy which is a less invasive technique capable of both capturing the tumor heterogeneity and overcoming the difficulty in tissue sampling. However, it is still unclear whether the driver alterations in liquid biopsy can be detected by targeted NGS and how those related to the tissue biopsy...
March 2017: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416018/detection-of-histone-h3-mutations-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-derived-tumor-dna-from-children-with-diffuse-midline-glioma
#10
Tina Y Huang, Andrea Piunti, Rishi R Lulla, Jin Qi, Craig M Horbinski, Tadanori Tomita, C David James, Ali Shilatifard, Amanda M Saratsis
Diffuse midline gliomas (including diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, DIPG) are highly morbid glial neoplasms of the thalamus or brainstem that typically arise in young children and are not surgically resectable. These tumors are characterized by a high rate of histone H3 mutation, resulting in replacement of lysine 27 with methionine (K27M) in genes encoding H3 variants H3.3 (H3F3A) and H3.1 (HIST1H3B). Detection of these gain-of-function mutations has clinical utility, as they are associated with distinct tumor biology and clinical outcomes...
April 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415895/the-value-of-liquid-biopsy-in-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-recent-developments-and-future-potential
#11
Vincent Camus, Fabrice Jardin, Herve Tilly
Diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) represent a heterogeneous subset of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) that demonstrate many molecular alterations and somatic mutations, all of which are targets for the recent development of biomarkers that use various molecular biological techniques. These non-invasive emerging biomarkers will be used in the next few years to better monitor the response to immunochemotherapeutic treatments with the aim of completely eradicating the disease in order to cure it. Areas covered: In this review, the authors conducted a literature search to identify and summarize the major advances in liquid biopsy techniques for DLBCL that are useful for diagnosis and monitoring minimal residual disease (MRD)...
April 18, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415700/circulating-tumor-cells-promote-the-metastatic-colonization-of-disseminated-carcinoma-cells-by-inducing-systemic-inflammation
#12
Yong-Chao Li, Jiu-Ming Zou, Chao Luo, Yu Shu, Jing Luo, Jian Qin, Yu Wang, Dong Li, Shan-Shan Wang, Gang Chi, Fang Guo, Gui-Mei Zhang, Zuo-Hua Feng
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have been studied well in the prognosis for malignant diseases as liquid biopsy, but their contribution to tumor metastasis is not clearly defined. Here we report that CTCs could promote the metastatic colonization of disseminated carcinoma cells by inducing systemic inflammation and neutrophil recruitment to pre-metastatic organs. Depletion of neutrophils in vivo could effectively abrogate the promoting effect of CTCs on tumor cell metastasis. In the presence of CTCs, the pro-tumor function of neutrophils was augmented, whereas the antitumor function of neutrophils was suppressed...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415645/peritoneal-carcinomatosis-limits-of-diagnosis-and-the-case-for-liquid-biopsy
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REVIEW
James R W McMullen, Matthew Selleck, Nathan R Wall, Maheswari Senthil
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis (PC) is a late stage manifestation of several gastrointestinal malignancies including appendiceal, colorectal, and gastric cancer. In PC, tumors metastasize to and deposit on the peritoneal surface and often leave patients with only palliative treatment options. For colorectal PC, median survival is approximately five months, and palliative systemic therapy is able to extend this to approximately 12 months. However, cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) with a curative intent is possible in some patients with limited tumor burden...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415611/mrna-in-exosomas-as-a-liquid-biopsy-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-multicentric-study-by-the-spanish-lymphoma-oncology-group
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Mariano Provencio, Marta Rodríguez, Blanca Cantos, Pilar Sabín, Cristina Quero, Francisco R García-Arroyo, Antonio Rueda, Constanza Maximiano, Delvys Rodríguez-Abreu, Antonio Sánchez, Javier Silva, Vanesa García
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility of mRNAs (C-MYC, BCL-XL, BCL-6, NF-κβ, PTEN and AKT) in exosomes of plasma as a liquid biopsy method for monitoring and prognostic evolution in B-cell lymphomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Exosomes were isolated from 98 patients with B-cell Lymphoma and 68 healthy controls. mRNAs were analyzed by quantitative PCR. An additional 31 post-treatment samples were also studied. RESULTS: In the general and follicular lymphoma series, the presence of AKT mRNA was associated with poor response to rituximab-based treatment...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414663/not-another-acs-rule-out
#15
S Preston, R Nelson, M Watts, D Smith, T Dewenter, D Spruill
CASE: A 50 year old African-American woman with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presented with progressively worsening retro-sternal chest pain, exacerbated by activity and relieved by rest. She also endorsed a thirty-pound unintentional weight loss, and dysphagia. She was dysarthric with left-sided Bell's Palsy and a palpable left axillary lymph node. She had been evaluated at several hospitals in the previous months for similar typical chest pain. Her troponin values were normal, and an EKG showed T-wave inversions in leads I and aVL...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410618/liquid-biopsy-a-step-forward-towards-precision-medicine-in-urologic-malignancies
#16
REVIEW
Ashley Di Meo, Jenni Bartlett, Yufeng Cheng, Maria D Pasic, George M Yousef
There is a growing trend towards exploring the use of a minimally invasive "liquid biopsy" to identify biomarkers in a number of cancers, including urologic malignancies. Multiple aspects can be assessed in circulating cell-free DNA, including cell-free DNA levels, integrity, methylation and mutations. Other prospective liquid biopsy markers include circulating tumor cells, circulating RNAs (miRNA, lncRNAs and mRNAs), cell-free proteins, peptides and exosomes have also emerged as non-invasive cancer biomarkers...
April 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408460/can-histologic-transformation-of-follicular-lymphoma-be-predicted-and-prevented
#17
Robert Kridel, Laurie H Sehn, Randy D Gascoyne
Transformation to aggressive lymphoma is a critical event in the clinical course of follicular lymphoma patients. Yet, it is a challenge to reliably predict transformation at the time of diagnosis. Understanding the risk of transformation would be useful to guide and monitor patients, as well as for evaluation of novel treatment strategies that could potentially prevent transformation. Herein, we review the contribution of clinical, pathological and genetic risk factors to transformation. Patients with multiple clinical high-risk factors are at elevated risk of transformation but we are currently lacking a prognostic index that would specifically address transformation rather than disease progression or overall survival...
April 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405738/evaluation-of-mir-506-and-mir-4316-expression-in-early-and-non-invasive-diagnosis-of-colorectal-cancer
#18
Paweł Krawczyk, Tomasz Powrózek, Tomasz Olesiński, Adam Dmitruk, Joanna Dziwota, Dariusz Kowalski, Janusz Milanowski
PURPOSE: Examination of the entire colon by colonoscopy remains the golden standard for screening of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, patients are reluctant to perform invasive colonoscopies because of interference with their intimacy. Therefore, the potential use of non-invasive analysis of microRNAs expression in liquid biopsy as a novel biomarker for early CRC has investigated in several studies. In this study, we analyzed the expression of two novel microRNAs: miR-506 and miR-4316, which have never been examined in CRC...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400427/circulating-dna-demonstrates-convergent-evolution-and-common-resistance-mechanisms-during-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
#19
Alain R Thierry, Brice Pastor, Zhi-Qin Jiang, Anastasia Katsiampoura, Christine Parseghian, Jonathan M Loree, Michael J Overman, Cynthia Sanchez, Safia El Messaoudi, Marc Ychou, Scott Kopetz
Purpose: Liquid biopsies allow the tracking of clonal dynamics and detection of mutations during treatment. <p>Experimental design: We evaluated under blinded conditions the ability of cell free DNA (cfDNA) to detect RAS/BRAF mutations in the plasma of 42 metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated on a phase Ib/II trial of FOLFOX and dasatinib, with or without cetuximab. Results: Prior to treatment, sequencing of archival tissue detected mutations in 25/42 patients (60%), while the cfDNA assay detected mutations in 37/42 patients (88%)...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397778/salivary-il-8-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE-as-potential-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-oral-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Haafsa Arshad Sahibzada, Zohaib Khurshid, Rabia Sannam Khan, Mustafa Naseem, Khalid Mahmood Siddique, Maria Mali, Muhammad Sohail Zafar
Saliva has been useful as a liquid biopsy for the diagnosis of various oral or systemic diseases, and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is no exception. While its early detection and prevention is important, salivary cytokines expression, specifically of Interleukin-8 (IL-8), Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), does contribute to the pathogenesis of cancer and these cytokines serve as potential biomarkers. Their excessive production plays a role in cancer progression and establishment of angiogenesis...
April 9, 2017: Diagnostics
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