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Egidio Iorio, Maria José Caramujo, Serena Cecchetti, Francesca Spadaro, Giulia Carpinelli, Rossella Canese, Franca Podo
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), defined as lack of estrogen and progesterone receptors in the absence of protein overexpression/gene amplification of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, is still a clinical challenge despite progress in breast cancer care. (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopy allows identification and non-invasive monitoring of TNBC metabolic aberrations and elucidation of some key mechanisms underlying tumor progression. Thus, it has the potential to improve in vivo diagnosis and follow-up and also to identify new targets for treatment...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
C O Callender, N Koizumi, P V Miles, J K Melancon
OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to review the increase of minority organ donation. METHODS: The methodology was based on the efforts of the DC Organ Donor Program and the Dow Take Initiative Program that focused on increasing donors among African Americans (AAs). From 1982 to 1988, AA donor card signings increased from 20/month to 750/month, and Black donations doubled. A review of the data, including face-to-face grassroots presentations combined with national media, was conducted...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Gnaneswaran Nagamani, Thirunavukkarasu Radhika, Quanxin Zhu
In this paper, we investigate the dissipativity and passivity of Markovian jump stochastic neural networks involving two additive time-varying delays. Using a Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional with triple and quadruple integral terms, we obtain delay-dependent passivity and dissipativity criteria for the system. Using a generalized Finsler lemma (GFL), a set of slack variables with special structure are introduced to reduce design conservatism. The dissipativity and passivity criteria depend on the upper bounds of the discrete time-varying delay and its derivative are given in terms of linear matrix inequalities, which can be efficiently solved through the standard numerical software...
October 10, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
Hanna Taipaleenmäki, Nicholas H Farina, Andre J van Wijnen, Janet L Stein, Eric Hesse, Gary S Stein, Jane B Lian
Wnt signaling is implicated in bone formation and activated in breast cancer cells promoting primary and metastatic tumor growth. A compelling question is whether osteogenic miRNAs that increase Wnt activity for bone formation are aberrantly expressed in breast tumor cells to support metastatic bone disease. Here we report that miR-218-5p is highly expressed in bone metastases from breast cancer patients, but is not detected in normal mammary epithelial cells. Furthermore, inhibition of miR-218-5p impaired the growth of bone metastatic MDA-MB-231 cells in the bone microenvironment in vivo...
October 12, 2016: Oncotarget
Xia Wu, Qing Li, Xinyu Yu, Kewei Chen, Adam S Fleisher, Xiaojuan Guo, Jiacai Zhang, Eric M Reiman, Li Yao, Rui Li
The triple network model, consisting of the central executive network (CEN), salience network (SN) and default mode network (DMN), has been recently employed to understand dysfunction in core networks across various disorders. Here we used the triple network model to investigate the large-scale brain networks in cognitively normal apolipoprotein e4 (APOE4) carriers who are at risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To explore the functional connectivity for each of the three networks and the effective connectivity among them, we evaluated 17 cognitively normal individuals with a family history of AD and at least one copy of the APOE4 allele and compared the findings to those of 12 individuals who did not carry the APOE4 gene or have a family history of AD, using independent component analysis (ICA) and Bayesian network (BN) approach...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Sara de la Salle, Joelle Choueiry, Dhrasti Shah, Hayley Bowers, Judy McIntosh, Vadim Ilivitsky, Verner Knott
N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists administered to healthy humans results in schizophrenia-like symptoms, which preclinical research suggests are due to glutamatergically altered brain oscillations. Here, we examined resting-state electroencephalographic activity in 21 healthy volunteers assessed in a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized study involving administration of either a saline infusion or a sub-anesthetic dose of ketamine, an NMDA receptor antagonist. Frequency-specific current source density (CSD) was assessed at sensor-level and source-level using eLORETA within regions of interest of a triple network model of schizophrenia (this model posits a dysfunctional switching between large-scale Default Mode and Central Executive networks by the monitor-controlling Salience Network)...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Divesh K Baxani, Alex J L Morgan, William D Jamieson, Christopher J Allender, David A Barrow, Oliver K Castell
The ability to make artificial lipid bilayers compatible with a wide range of environments, and with sufficient structural rigidity for manual handling, would open up a wealth of opportunities for their more routine use in real-world applications. Although droplet interface bilayers (DIBs) have been demonstrated in a host of laboratory applications, from chemical logic to biosynthesis reaction vessels, their wider use is hampered by a lack of mechanical stability and the largely manual methods employed in their production...
October 11, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
Alhadji Malloum, Jean Jules Fifen, Zoubeida Dhaouadi, Serge Guy Nana Engo, Nejm-Eddine Jaidane
The accurate determination of the solvation energies of a proton in ammonia is based on the precise knowledge of the structures of neutral and protonated ammonia clusters. In this work, we have investigated all the possible and stable structures of protonated ammonia clusters H(+)(NH3)n=2-9, along with their isomeric distribution at a specific temperature. New significant isomers are reported here for the first time and show that the structures of protonated ammonia clusters are not only branched linear as assumed by all previous authors...
September 29, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Martine Devic, Thomas Roscoe
Networks controlling developmental or metabolic processes in plants are often complex as a consequence of the duplication and specialisation of the regulatory genes as well as the numerous levels of transcriptional and post-transcriptional controls added during evolution. Networks serve to accommodate multicellular complexity and increase robustness to environmental changes. Mathematical simplification by regrouping genes or pathways in a limited number of hubs has facilitated the construction of models for complex traits...
November 2016: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
Kunitaro Watanabe, Joho Tokumine, Tomoko Yorozu, Kumi Moriyama, Hideaki Sakamoto, Tetsuo Inoue
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone added to local anesthetic for brachial plexus block improves postoperative pain after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, as compared with the use of local anesthetic alone. Dexamethasone is present in non-particulate form in local anesthetic solution, while betamethasone is partially present in particulate form. The particulate betamethasone gradually decays and is expected to cause its longer-lasting effect. This study investigated the postoperative analgesic effect of betamethasone added to ropivacaine for brachial plexus block in patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair...
October 4, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Linh Thuy Nguyen, Emma Gray, Aisling O'Leary, Michael Carr, Cillian F De Gascun
Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies have revolutionised the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV). The financial cost of DAAs however is significant, and first generation protease inhibitors (PIs) also require frequent monitoring of viral RNA levels to guide treatment. In this context, we examined the relevance of HCV antigen testing to evaluate the potential role in monitoring virological response to HCV antiviral treatment with the PI-based triple therapies, telaprevir (TVR) and boceprevir (BOC). Chronic HCV-infected individuals (n = 152) enrolled in the Irish Hepatitis C Outcomes Research Network (ICORN) study were prospectively analysed for baseline markers and the early viral kinetics associated with SVR...
2016: PloS One
Lu Han, Yanning Zhang, Xiong Lu, Kefeng Wang, Zhenming Wang, Hongping Zhang
Stimuli-responsive hydrogels can respond to stimuli by phase transformation or volume change and exhibit specific functions. Near-infrared (NIR) responsive hydrogel is a type of stimuli-responsive hydrogel, which can be precisely controlled by altering the radiation intensity, exposure time of the light source, and irradiation sites. Here, polydopamine nanoparticles (PDA-NPs) were introduced into a poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) network to fabricate a PDA-NPs/PNIPAM hydrogel with NIR responsibility, self-healability, and cell/tissue adhesiveness...
October 6, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Zongcheng Li, Yaowen Chen, Shuofeng Hu, Jian Zhang, Jiaqi Wu, Wu Ren, Ningsheng Shao, Xiaomin Ying
Protein-coding genes and non-coding RNAs cooperate mutually in cells. Integrative analysis of protein-coding and non-coding RNAs may facilitate characterizing tumor heterogeneity. We introduced integrated consensus clustering (ICC) method to integrate mRNA, miRNA and lncRNA expression profiles of 431 primary clear cell renal cell carcinomas (ccRCCs). We identified one RCC subgroup easily misdiagnosed as ccRCC in clinic and four robust ccRCC subtypes associated with distinct clinicopathologic and molecular features...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Fan Zhang, Chunyan Ren, Hengqiang Zhao, Lei Yang, Fei Su, Ming-Ming Zhou, Junwei Han, Eric A Sobie, Martin J Walsh
Triple negative breast cancers (TNBCs) are highly heterogeneous and aggressive without targeted treatment. Here, we aim to systematically dissect TNBCs from a prognosis point of view by building a subnetwork atlas for TNBC prognosis through integrating multi-dimensional cancer genomics data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project and the interactome data from three different interaction networks. The subnetworks are represented as the protein-protein interaction modules perturbed by multiple genetic and epigenetic interacting mechanisms contributing to patient survival...
September 27, 2016: Oncotarget
Rebecca A M Blom, Silvia T Erni, Kristína Krempaská, Olivier Schaerer, R Maarten van Dijk, Mario Amacker, Christian Moser, Sean R R Hall, Christophe von Garnier, Fabian Blank
The respiratory tract with its ease of access, vast surface area and dense network of antigen-presenting cells (APCs) represents an ideal target for immune-modulation. Bio-mimetic nanocarriers such as virosomes may provide immunomodulatory properties to treat diseases such as allergic asthma. In our study we employed a triple co-culture model of epithelial cells, macrophages and dendritic cells to simulate the human airway barrier. The epithelial cell line 16HBE was grown on inserts and supplemented with human blood monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) and dendritic cells (MDDCs) for exposure to influenza virosomes and liposomes...
2016: PloS One
Yee Hui Yeo, Sz-Iuan Shiu, Hsiu J Ho, Biyao Zou, Jaw-Town Lin, Ming-Shiang Wu, Jyh-Ming Liou, Chun-Ying Wu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal regimen of different first-line Helicobacter pylori eradication therapies according to the clarithromycin resistance rate. DESIGN: Electronic search for articles published between January 2005 and April 2016. Randomised, controlled trials that reported the effectiveness of first-line eradication therapies in treatment-naïve adults were included. Two independent reviewers performed articles screening and data extraction. Network and traditional meta-analyses were conducted using the random effect model...
September 26, 2016: Gut
Guohua Zhao, Peng-Peng Zhu, Benoît Renvoisé, Lymarie Maldonado-Báez, Seong Hee Park, Craig Blackstone
Atlastins are large, membrane-bound GTPases that participate in the fusion of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) tubules to generate the polygonal ER network in eukaryotes. They also regulate lipid droplet size and inhibit bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, though mechanisms remain unclear. Humans have three atlastins (ATL1, ATL2, and ATL3), and ATL1 and ATL3 are mutated in autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia and hereditary sensory neuropathies. Cellular investigations of atlastin orthologs in most yeast, plants, flies and worms are facilitated by the presence of a single or predominant isoform, but loss-of-function studies in mammalian cells are complicated by multiple, broadly-expressed paralogs...
September 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
Xiao-Lei Gong, Yao-Yu Xiao, Min Pan, Yang Kang, Bang-Jing Li, Sheng Zhang
A multistimuli sensitive shape memory hydrogel with dual and triple shape memory properties was prepared by grafting dansyl groups into the network of polyacrylamide (PAAM). The hydrophobic aggregation of dansyl groups acted as molecular switches, which showed reversible aggregation-disaggregation transition in aqueous solution in response to the pH or temperature change.
October 10, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Francesca Vitali, Laurie D Cohen, Andrea Demartini, Angela Amato, Vincenzo Eterno, Alberto Zambelli, Riccardo Bellazzi
The integration of data and knowledge from heterogeneous sources can be a key success factor in drug design, drug repurposing and multi-target therapies. In this context, biological networks provide a useful instrument to highlight the relationships and to model the phenomena underlying therapeutic action in cancer. In our work, we applied network-based modeling within a novel bioinformatics pipeline to identify promising multi-target drugs. Given a certain tumor type/subtype, we derive a disease-specific Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI) network by combining different data-bases and knowledge repositories...
2016: PloS One
Eléonore Bayen, Florence Laigle-Donadey, Myrtille Prouté, Khê Hoang-Xuan, Marie-Eve Joël, Jean-Yves Delattre
PURPOSE: Informal caregivers (ICs) provide care and improve the quality of life of patients with malignant brain tumor. We analyze the impact of their involvement on themselves from a triple perspective. METHODS: Home-dwelling patients with primary malignant brain tumor underwent a medical examination. ICs burden was evaluated by a self-administered postal questionnaire. Objective burden (Informal Care Time, ICT), subjective burden (Zarit Burden Inventory, ZBI), and financial burden (valuation of lost earnings using the Replacement and Opportunity Cost Methods, RCM, OCM) were evaluated...
September 13, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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