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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927250/gut-microbiota-and-the-liver
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Alessandro Federico, Marcello Dallio, Giuseppe G Caprio, Vittorio M Ormando, Carmela Loguercio
Nowadays liver diseases represent one of major healthy problems in the world in terms of morbidity and mortality. The high prevalence of liver pathologies represents the key point to understand the necessity to identify the pathogenetic mechanisms that support these disorders in order to nurse them. Alterations of intestinal microbiota seem to play an important role in induction and promotion of liver damage progression, in addition to direct injury resulting from different causal agents. Gut microbiota is considered both as a promoting factor and as a potential therapeutic target of a large number of liver pathologies due to the connection between intestine and liver: the gut-liver axis...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927247/relationship-between-sleeping-difficulties-and-airway-symptoms-severity-with-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-gerd
#2
Claudio Andaloro, Mario Sati, Calogero Grillo, Caterina M Grillo, Ignazio LA Mantia
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease highly associated with several pulmonary disease and sleep disorders leading to a negative impact on the quality of life. Aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between these disorders and the health-related quality of life. METHODS: Patients were recruited from the Department of Medical Sciences, Surgical and Advanced Technologies, GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, from October 2015 to May 2016...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927154/resistance-to-the-mtor-inhibitor-everolimus-is-reversed-by-the-downregulation-of-survivin-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Ludovica Taglieri, Francesca De Iuliis, Anna Giuffrida, Sabrina Giantulli, Ida Silvestri, Susanna Scarpa
Everolimus (RAD001) is an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin used in combination with exemestane to treat hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer. However, not all patients are equally sensitive to RAD001 and certain patients develop resistance. Therefore, the present study analyzed the mechanisms involved in the resistance of breast cancer cells to RAD001 in order to identify a potential tool to overcome it. The effects of RAD001 on the inhibition of cell viability, on the induction of apoptosis and autophagy and on the regulation of survivin, an anti-apoptotic protein, were evaluated in two breast cancer cell lines: BT474 (luminal B) and MCF7 (luminal A)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927144/mir-381-inhibits-migration-and-invasion-in-human-gastric-carcinoma-through-downregulatedting-sox4
#4
Mingming Zhang, Shishu Huang, Dan Long
Aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRs) serves essential roles in the generation and progression of various types of human cancer. In the present study, the expression and biological functions of miR-381 in human gastric carcinoma (GC) were focused upon. The results of reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed that the expression of miR-381 was significantly downregulated in GC tissue samples. Furthermore, low expression of miR-381 was identified to be associated with lymphatic metastasis and advanced tumor-node-metastasis stage (III+IV)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927136/low-risk-population-among-patients-with-tumor-node-metastasis-stage-iii-iv-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Tohru Ikeda, Sachiko Seki, Mutsunori Fujiwara, Masaaki Matsuura, Yuu Ozaki-Honda, Shuichi Fujita, Hisazumi Ikeda, Masahiro Umeda, Izumi Asahina
A novel system auxiliary to the Union for International Cancer Control classification may allow the prognosis of patients with malignant tumors at similar stages to be predicted, as currently this is challenging. The present study generated a novel system to predict populations at low risk among patients with stage III/IV oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). A total of 41 patients who were diagnosed at stages III/IV OSCC and underwent surgical tumor resection were analyzed. Band-like or follicular lymphocyte infiltration, intraepithelial micro-abscess formation and natural killer (NK) cell infiltration were histopathologically evaluated...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927119/effect-of-glutamine-enriched-nutritional-support-on-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-function-mmp-2-mmp-9-and-immune-function-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-during-perioperative-chemotherapy
#6
Juan Wang, Yanfen Li, Yuanling Qi
We studied the effects of glutamine-enriched nutritional support on intestinal mucosal barrier, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9 and immune function during perioperative chemotherapy in patients with advanced gastric cancer. The study was conducted on 94 patients with advanced gastric cancer admitted from April 2015 to March 2016. They were randomly divided into observation and control groups, n=47. Control group was given basic nutritional support whereas glutamine-enriched nutritional support was given to patients in observation group...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927097/inhibition-of-lhx2-by-mir-124-suppresses-cellular-migration-and-invasion-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
Qinghui Yang, Liang Wan, Can Xiao, Haibo Hu, Longqiang Wang, Jun Zhao, Zhe Lei, Hong-Tao Zhang
Downregulated microRNA (miR)-124 is common in numerous types of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A previous study by the authors demonstrated that LIM-homeobox domain 2 (LHX2) was upregulated and promoted cell growth in NSCLC. However, whether LHX2 affects the migratory and invasive abilities of NSCLC cells and the association of LHX2 with miR-124 remains unclear. The present study revealed that miR-124 expression was frequently decreased in human NSCLC cells and tissues and negatively correlated with LHX2 expression, which was increased in NSCLC cells and tissues...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927094/genomic-markers-of-ovarian-adenocarcinoma-and-its-relevancy-to-the-effectiveness-of-chemotherapy
#8
Monika Englert-Golon, Bartosz Burchardt, Bartlomiej Budny, Szymon Dębicki, Blanka Majchrzycka, Elzbieta Wrotkowska, Piotr Jasiński, Katarzyna Ziemnicka, Radosław Słopień, Marek Ruchała, Stefan Sajdak
Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the seventh highest cause of cancer-associated mortality in women worldwide. It is the second highest cause of mortality among female reproductive malignancies. The current standard first-line treatment for advanced ovarian cancer includes a combination of surgical debulking and standard systemic platinum-based chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel. Although a deeper understanding of this disease has been attained, relapse occurs in 70% of patients 18 months subsequent to the first-line treatment...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927083/expression-of-thymidylate-synthase-predicts-clinical-outcomes-of-s-1-based-chemotherapy-in-squamous-cell-lung-cancer
#9
Yuichiro Honma, Shinsaku Togo, Kazue Shimizu, Miniwan Tulafu, Takuo Hayashi, Toshimasa Uekusa, Shigeru Tominaga, Kenji Kido, Yuichi Fujimoto, Yukiko Nanba, Kazuya Takamochi, Shiaki Oh, Kenji Suzuki, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) histology have limited chemotherapeutic options. Treatment with S-1 combined with carboplatin (CBDCA) has been shown to provide a significant survival benefit in SCC patients compared with treatment with combined CBDCA and paclitaxel. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between the expression of molecular markers related to the pharmacological action of S-1, including thymidylate synthase (TS), orotate phosphoribosyltransferase (OPRT) and dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), and the clinical efficacy of S-1-based chemotherapy in SCC patients...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927079/new-use-of-microsatellite-instability-analysis-in-endometrial-cancer
#10
Haruko Kunitomi, Kouji Banno, Megumi Yanokura, Takashi Takeda, Moito Iijima, Kanako Nakamura, Miho Iida, Masataka Adachi, Keiko Watanabe, Yusuke Matoba, Yusuke Kobayashi, Eiichiro Tominaga, Daisuke Aoki
The increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes due to changes in diet, earlier menarche, delayed menopause, late marriage, and declining birth rate have resulted in an increase in the number of endometrial cancer cases over the last few decades. Although surgical therapy is sufficient for early endometrial cancer, there is no effective therapy for patients with advanced and recurrent endometrial cancer. The oncogenic mechanism of endometrial cancer involves microsatellite instability (MSI) caused by dysfunction of DNA mismatch repair genes in 30% of patients...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927067/expression-of-mir-146a-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-and-its-clinical-significance
#11
Miłosz Wilczyński, Ewelina Żytko, Bożena Szymańska, Monika Dzieniecka, Marek Nowak, Justyna Danielska, Grzegorz Stachowiak, Jacek R Wilczyński
The aim of the present retrospective study was to compare microRNA (miR)-146a expression levels in primary tumors and omental metastases of 48 patients, who had undergone surgery for advanced ovarian serous cancer. Possible correlations between miR-146a expression level and clinicopathological features were investigated, including chemosensitivity and survival. miR-146a was evaluated in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples. miR-146a expression level in primary tumors was demonstrated to be increased in comparison with normal ovary tissues (P=0...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927056/membranous-type-matrix-metalloproteinase-16-induces-human-prostate-cancer-metastasis
#12
Chunwa Jiang, Juanjing Wang, Chen Dong, Wei Wei, Jiang Li, Xiaomeng Li
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of proteolytic enzymes, which perform a crucial role in the metastatic spread of cancer. MMP2 and MMP9 are important cancer-associated MMPs in the invasion and metastasis of the majority of carcinomas. As a new member of the membrane-type MMPs, the function of MMP16 associated with invasion and metastasis of cancer remains unclear. In the present study, MMP16 expression in prostate cancer (PCa) tissues and cells was examined, and the high expression of MMP16 was revealed to be associated with advanced prostate tumor stage and PCa cell metastasis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927050/expression-of-tspan-1-gene-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer
#13
Yaowu Cai, Maosong Zheng, Zhiqiang Zhao, Hanxing Huang, Wenda Fu, Xuefeng Xu
The present study investigated the correlations of the Tspan-1 gene expression with the clinical characteristics and survival prognoses of patients with advanced gastric cancer. A total of 150 patients with advanced gastric cancer were enrolled in the present study, of whom 84 were at stage II and 66 were at stage III according to the tumor node metastasis (TNM) staging; the immunohistochemical staining method and the semi-quantitative PCR method were used to detect the positive expression rates and mRNA relative expression levels of Tspan-1, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), E-cadherin and N-cadherin...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927042/surgical-bypass-and-permanent-iodine-125-seed-implantation-vs-surgical-bypass-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-head-cancer
#14
Zhenjiang Zheng, Yinglong Xu, Shu Zhang, Guangchun Pu, Chi Cui
The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of Iodine-125 ((125)I) seed implantation in the treatment of locally advanced unresectable pancreatic head cancer. A prospective nonrandomized study was performed using data collected from patients between January 2009 and December 2012. A total of 34 patients underwent surgical bypass and permanent (125)I seed implantation (group A), and 32 patients underwent biliary and gastric bypass (group B). The preoperative variables, operative data, postoperative complications and follow-up information were examined...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927039/an-unexpected-invasive-hydatidiform-mole-in-a-rudimentary-uterine-horn-a-case-report
#15
Manfei Si, Peng Li, Zeng Yuan, Hui Ma, Baoxia Cui, Beihua Kong
Rudimentary horns of the uterus develop as a result of a partial non-development of one Müllerian duct, a type of congenital uterine anomaly. Pregnancy in a rudimentary horn is uncommon and the outcome tends to be poor, with the majority of cases resulting in rupture between 10 and 15 gestational weeks, with significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Regardless of the availability of imagiological procedures and the advances being made in this field, the diagnosis of this type of ectopic pregnancy often only occurs during laparotomy or laparoscopy subsequent to abdominal pain and collapse...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927038/effects-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-combined-with-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-esophageal-carcinoma
#16
Yu Liu, Deyao Xie, Chang Li, Chaoxi Lin, Jun Zhao
We analyzed the improvement of survival time and the effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy on treating patients with advanced esophageal carcinoma. Retrospectively, 43 patients were selected with esophageal carcinoma who were administered neoadjuvant chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy. According to gender, and tumor staging, the nearest neighbor matching was carried out. Eighty-six patients (1:2) who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy and 129 patients (1:3) who underwent surgery only were taken and compared for clinical outcomes...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927028/decreased-expression-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-mllt4-antisense-rna-1-is-a-potential-biomarker-and-an-indicator-of-a-poor-prognosis-for-gastric-cancer
#17
Yuexing Lai, Ping Xu, Jie Liu, Qinghua Li, Dabin Ren, Jun Zhang, Jing Wang
In recent years, the identification of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) led to the analysis of their characteristics in cancer biology. However, the expression of lncRNAs in cancer and their clinical significance remain unclear. In the present study, an investigation of lncRNAs that may be involved in the regulation of metastasis using microarray and polymerase chain reaction analyses resulted in the identification of MLLT4 antisense RNA 1 (MLLT4-AS1) as a significantly downregulated lncRNA in gastric cancer tissue compared with normal adjacent tissue (P=0...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927006/emerging-roles-of-heparanase-in-viral-pathogenesis
#18
REVIEW
Neel Thakkar, Tejabhiram Yadavalli, Dinesh Jaishankar, Deepak Shukla
Heparan sulfate (HS) is ubiquitously expressed on mammalian cells. It is a polysaccharide that binds growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines, and thereby controls several important physiological functions. Ironically, many human pathogens including viruses interact with it for adherence to host cells. HS functions can be regulated by selective modifications and/or selective cleavage of the sugar chains from the cell surface. In mammals, heparanase (HPSE) is the only known enzyme capable of regulating HS functions via a selective endoglycosidase activity that cleaves polymeric HS chains at internal sites...
September 18, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927001/a-review-and-database-of-snake-venom-proteomes
#19
REVIEW
Theo Tasoulis, Geoffrey K Isbister
Advances in the last decade combining transcriptomics with established proteomics methods have made possible rapid identification and quantification of protein families in snake venoms. Although over 100 studies have been published, the value of this information is increased when it is collated, allowing rapid assimilation and evaluation of evolutionary trends, geographical variation, and possible medical implications. This review brings together all compositional studies of snake venom proteomes published in the last decade...
September 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926971/mini-review-the-contribution-of-intermediate-phenotypes-to-gxe-effects-on-disorders-of-body-composition-in-the-new-omics-era
#20
REVIEW
Edna J Nava-Gonzalez, Esther C Gallegos-Cabriales, Irene Leal-Berumen, Raul A Bastarrachea
Studies of gene-environment (GxE) interactions describe how genetic and environmental factors influence the risk of developing disease. Intermediate (molecular or clinical) phenotypes (IPs) are traits or metabolic biomarkers that mediate the effects of gene-environment influences on risk behaviors. Functional systems genomics discovery offers mechanistic insights into how DNA variations affect IPs in order to detect genetic causality for a given disease. Disorders of body composition include obesity (OB), Type 2 diabetes (T2D), and osteoporosis (OSTP)...
September 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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