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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547736/rice-bran-metabolome-contains-amino-acids-vitamins-cofactors-and-phytochemicals-with-medicinal-and-nutritional-properties
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Iman Zarei, Dustin G Brown, Nora Jean Nealon, Elizabeth P Ryan
BACKGROUND: Rice bran is a functional food that has shown protection against major chronic diseases (e.g. obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer) in animals and humans, and these health effects have been associated with the presence of bioactive phytochemicals. Food metabolomics uses multiple chromatography and mass spectrometry platforms to detect and identify a diverse range of small molecules with high sensitivity and precision, and has not been completed for rice bran...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541049/synthesis-and-photophysical-and-photocatalytic-properties-of-a-highly-fluorinated-and-durable-phthalocyanine-peptide-bioconjugate-for-potential-theranostic-applications
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Erik N Carrión, Jenyffer Santiago, David Sabatino, Sergiu M Gorun
The functionalized, asymmetric fluoro-fluoroalkyl scaffold F48H7COOHPcZn (3) was used to prepare F48H7COOPcZn-6-amino-hexanoate-CTVALPGGYVRVC (5), a Pep42 peptide bioconjugate envisioned for photodynamic therapy, which can specifically target the GRP78 chaperone protein overexpressed and exclusively localized on some cancer cell surfaces. The analogous F48H7COOHPcCu (4) has also been prepared, and its single-crystal X-ray structure was elucidated. Despite reduced steric hindrance relative to the nonfunctionalized, single-site complexes of the F64Pc scaffold, no aggregation was detected in solution via UV-vis spectroscopy, for either 3, 4, or 5, consistent with the lack of π stacking observed for the crystalline 4...
May 25, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540187/case-report-of-treatment-experience-with-idursulfase-beta-hunterase-in-an-adolescent-patient-with-mps-ii
#3
Lock-Hock Ngu, Winnie Ong Peitee, Huey Yin Leong, Hui Bein Chew
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) II or Hunter syndrome is a chronic, progressive, multi-systemic illness associated with significant morbidity and early mortality. Available evidence in Asian populations shows that Hunter syndrome has a mean age of onset of 2 to 5 years and a life expectancy of 13 years in more severely affected individuals, with respiratory failure reported as the leading cause of death. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with idursulfase (Elaprase, Shire Pharmaceuticals) and idursulfase beta (Hunterase, Green Cross Corp) are the only approved treatment for patients with MPS II...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537236/-allelic-variants-of-immune-response-genes-in-children-with-infectious-complications-during-the-treatment-of-acute-leukemia
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M A Avdonina, I S Abramov, Y I Ammour, T V Nasedkina
Infectious complications that arise during the treatment of children with acute leukemia with chemotherapeutic agents at high doses represent a serious problem in oncohematology. To find genetic conditions that may lead to the development of postchemotherapy infections, the genomes of 12 children with acute leukemia who had severe infectious complications during therapy were examined. At the same time, the coding regions of 17 genes involved in the regulation of the immune response were determined by massive parallel sequencing...
March 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532112/preparations-and-doxorubicin-controlled-release-of-amino-acid-based-redox-ph-dual-responsive-nanomicelles
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Yuanyuan Ding, Liping Zhang, Gang Shi, Xinxin Sang, Caihua Ni
Terpolymers of poly (Lysine-co-N, N-Bis (acryloyl) cystamine-co-β-Phenethylamine) (PLBP) were synthesized in one-pot by Michael addition terpolymerization. The terpolymers self-assembled into nano-sized spherical micelles (84-123nm) with narrow distributions. The surface charge of the nanomicelles (NMs) was depended on solution's pH and showed negative values under physiological conditions (pH7.4), which was beneficial for long circulation without non-specific protein adsorption. Doxorubicin (DOX) was effectively loaded into the NMs for controlled release...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531877/folate-n-acetyl-glucosamine-conjugated-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-targeting-breast-cancer-cells-a-comparative-study
#6
Pramod Kumar, Prajakta Tambe, Kishore M Paknikar, Virendra Gajbhiye
Folate receptors (FR) have been well recognized as a marker to target nano-sized carriers for cancer diagnosis and therapy. In contrast, influx transport systems (e.g. GLUT transporters) that transport essential amino acids and nutrients to cancer cells have not been exploited much for targeted delivery. In this study, folic acid- or n-acetyl glucosamine- functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with doxorubicin (DOX-FA-MSNPs or DOX-NAG-MSNPs) were prepared, characterized and compared for targeting along with cytotoxicity towards MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells...
May 11, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530544/the-second-generation-of-highly-potent-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-ns3-4a-protease-inhibitors-evolutionary-design-based-on-tailor-made-amino-acids-synthesis-and-major-features-of-bio-activity
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Shuni Wang, Yibing Wang, Jiang Wang, Tatsunori Sato, Kunisuke Izawa, Vadim A Soloshonok, Hong Liu
Hepatitis C is a current pandemic liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with high morbidity and mortality. Recently, the direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) targeting HCV NS3/4A, NS5A and NS5B have become the most effective therapies against HCV infection in the clinical treatment. Among them, the second-generation of NS3/4A inhibitors have emerged as the mainstay of the DAA therapies, which are derived from the peptide substrate of NS3/4A protease and modified with various tailor-made amino acids in order to achieve high sustained virologic response (SVR) against HCV...
May 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527283/-frequency-of-helicobacter-pylori-nitroreductase-rdxa-mutations-for-metronidazole-activation-in-a-population-in-the-cauca-department-colombia
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Claudia Patricia Acosta, Andrés Javier Quiroga, Carlos H Sierra, Alba Alicia Trespalacios
INTRODUCTION: Resistance to metronidazole is a key factor associated with Helicobacter pylori treatment failure. Even though resistance is mostly associated with RdxA nitroreductase mutations, studies of this H. pylori protein in Popayán (Colombia) are still incipient. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of mutations in the RdxA nitroreductase in a population of patients with H. pylori-positive gastrointestinal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We amplified the DNA of 170 gastric biopsies by PCR to detect mutations in the RdxA nitroreductase...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524186/taurine-modified-ru-ii-complex-targets-cancerous-brain-cells-for-photodynamic-therapy
#9
Enming Du, Xunwu Hu, Sona Roy, Peng Wang, Kieran Deasy, Toshiaki Mochizuki, Ye Zhang
The precision and efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) is essential for the treatment of brain tumors because the cancer cells are within or adjacent to the delicate nervous system. Taurine is an abundant amino acid in the brain that serves the central nervous system (CNS). A taurine-modified polypyridyl Ru-complex was shown to have optimized intracellular affinity in cancer cells through accumulation in lysosomes. Symmetrical modification of this Ru-complex by multiple taurine molecules enhanced the efficiency of molecular emission with boosted generation of reactive oxygen species...
May 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523999/molecular-docking-studies-applied-to-a-dataset-of-cruzain-inhibitors
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Edeildo Ferreira da Silva-Júnior, Paulo Henrique Barcellos França, Frederico Fávaro Ribeiro, Francisco Jaime Bezerra Mendonça-Júnior, Luciana Scotti, Marcus Tullius Scotti, Thiago Mendonça de Aquino, João Xavier de Araújo-Júnior
BACKGROUND: Chagas' disease is one of the main causes of heart failure in developing countries. The disadvantages of current therapy include the undesirable side-effects, resistance, and therapeutic adhesion. The development of new efficient and safe drugs is, therefore, an issue of extreme importance. OBJECTIVES: In order to gain a better understanding of how the compounds interact with the target, computational methods are essential. METHOD: In this theoretical study, we report a docking protocol applied to a dataset of 173 cruzain inhibitors with IC50 values of less than 10 μM, belonging 16 different chemical classes...
May 18, 2017: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523927/retinoid-bms411-4-5-5-dimethyl-8-phenyl-5-6-dihydronaphthalen-2-yl-carbonyl-amino-benzoic-acid-a-potential-inhibitor-of-ns5a-protein-of-hepatitis-c-virus-a-candidate-for-combined-therapy-of-hepatitis-c-infection
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S Ibrahim, M J Asad, R T Mahmood, F H Wattoo, S Akhter, D Shahwar
Hepatitis C infection is a serious health issue worldwide caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). There is an urgent need of search for new direct acting antiviral drugs due to the rapid development of drug resistance. The HCV NS5A protein is involved in creating resistance against antiviral therapy and there are also many reports that vitamin A deficiency is associated with non-responsiveness to antiviral treatment in HCV infected patients. So the present in silico study was aimed to find the relation between vitamin A deficiency and the NS5A protein's function in antiviral resistance...
2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522193/ph-triggered-re-assembly-of-nanosphere-to-nanofiber-the-role-of-peptide-conformational-change-for-enhanced-cancer-therapy
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Peiqing Liang, Junjiong Zheng, Shulin Dai, Jiayu Wang, Zhaoqing Zhang, Ting Kang, Changyun Quan
pH-triggered conformational change and subsequent re-assembly of nanostructures provide a new strategy in nanomedicine for controlled drug release and enhanced therapy. Here, we reported the development of a novel pH-responsive nano-assembly as a drug carrier from peptide amphiphile (PA) consisting of mimicking peptide and stearic acid moieties. The mimicking peptide is a basic 17-amino acid peptide derived from antennapedia homeodomain, and undergoes a conformational transition of the secondary structure from β-sheet at pH7...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516000/role-of-a-dual-splicing-and-amino-acid-code-in-myopia-cone-dysfunction-and-cone-dystrophy-associated-with-l-m-opsin-interchange-mutations
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Scott H Greenwald, James A Kuchenbecker, Jessica S Rowlan, Jay Neitz, Maureen Neitz
PURPOSE: Human long (L) and middle (M) wavelength cone opsin genes are highly variable due to intermixing. Two L/M cone opsin interchange mutants, designated LIAVA and LVAVA, are associated with clinical diagnoses, including red-green color vision deficiency, blue cone monochromacy, cone degeneration, myopia, and Bornholm Eye Disease. Because the protein and splicing codes are carried by the same nucleotides, intermixing L and M genes can cause disease by affecting protein structure and splicing...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509845/metabolic-portraits-of-breast-cancer-by-hr-mas-mr-spectroscopy-of-intact-tissue-samples
#14
REVIEW
Tonje H Haukaas, Leslie R Euceda, Guro F Giskeødegård, Tone F Bathen
Despite progress in early detection and therapeutic strategies, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women globally. Due to the heterogeneity and complexity of tumor biology, breast cancer patients with similar diagnosis might have different prognosis and response to treatment. Thus, deeper understanding of individual tumor properties is necessary. Cancer cells must be able to convert nutrients to biomass while maintaining energy production, which requires reprogramming of central metabolic processes in the cells...
May 16, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508963/hemodiafiltration-for-hepatic-encephalopathy-induced-by-budd-chiari-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-kidney-disease
#15
Takuya Wakamatsu, Suguru Yamamoto, Kenya Kamimura, Takeshi Nakatsue, Noriaki Iino, Seitaro Iguchi, Yoshikatsu Kaneko, Shin Goto, Junichiro James Kazama, Ichiei Narita
A 36-year-old woman who was undergoing dialysis for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) was admitted to our hospital with consciousness disorder. She was diagnosed with Budd-Chiari syndrome due to antiphospholipid syndrome at the age of 28 years. Her kidney function and leg edema gradually deteriorated. After initiation of hemodialysis (HD), transient loss of consciousness due to hepatic encephalopathy during HD treatment occurred frequently. Her kidney replacement therapy was changed to online hemodiafiltration (HDF), which dramatically improved her hepatic coma...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507948/characterizing-the-hot-spots-involved-in-ron-msp%C3%AE-complex-formation-using-in-silico-alanine-scanning-mutagenesis-and-molecular-dynamics-simulation
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Omid Zarei, Maryam Hamzeh-Mivehroud, Silvia Benvenuti, Fulya Ustun-Alkan, Siavoush Dastmalchi
Purpose: Implication of protein-protein interactions (PPIs) in development of many diseases such as cancer makes them attractive for therapeutic intervention and rational drug design. RON (Recepteur d'Origine Nantais) tyrosine kinase receptor has gained considerable attention as promising target in cancer therapy. The activation of RON via its ligand, macrophage stimulation protein (MSP) is the most common mechanism of activation for this receptor. The aim of the current study was to perform in silico alanine scanning mutagenesis and to calculate binding energy for prediction of hot spots in protein-protein interface between RON and MSPβ chain (MSPβ)...
April 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505536/design-synthesis-molecular-docking-and-cytotoxic-evaluation-of-novel-2-furybenzimidazoles-as-vegfr-2-inhibitors
#17
Mona A Abdullaziz, Heba T Abdel-Mohsen, Ahmed M El Kerdawy, Fatma A F Ragab, Mamdouh M Ali, Sherifa M Abu-Bakr, Adel S Girgis, Hoda I El Diwani
Inhibition of angiogenesis through inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2) has been applied in cancer therapy because of its important role in promoting cancer growth and metastasis. In the presented study, a series of benzimidazol-furan hybrids was designed and synthesized through facile synthetic pathways. Evaluation of the synthesized compounds for their in vitro cytotoxic activity against breast (MCF-7) and hepatocellular (HepG2) carcinoma cell lines was performed. Two of the synthesized conjugates, 10b and 15, showed potent antiproliferative properties against MCF-7 cell line (IC50 = 21...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505480/triphenyltin-iv-benzoates-with-diazenyl-imino-scaffold-exhibiting-remarkable-apoptosis-mediated-by-reactive-oxygen-species
#18
Tushar S Basu Baul, Dhrubajyoti Dutta, Andrew Duthie, Ritika Prasad, Nishant Kumar Rana, Biplob Koch, Edward R T Tiekink
The cytotoxic potency of a series of triphenyltin(IV) compounds of general composition [Ph3Sn(L(n))] (1-6) has been probed in vitro employing MDA-MB-231 (human breast cancer) and HeLa (human cervical cancer) cell lines, where L(n)=L(1-3); isomeric 2/3/4-{(E)-2-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]diazenyl}benzoates and L(4-6) are their corresponding isoelectronic imino analogues 2/3/4-[(E)-{[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]methylidene}amino]benzoates. Compounds 1-6 have been characterized by elemental analysis and their spectroscopic properties were studied using IR and NMR ((1)H, (13)C, (119)Sn) techniques...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503952/hyaluronic-acid-polyethylene-glycol-nanoparticles-for-controlled-delivery-of-mitoxantrone
#19
Azam Sargazi, Naeem Kamali, Fereshteh Shiri, Mostafa Heidari Majd
Hyaluronic acid (HA) has inherent ability to target the CD44 receptors and internalize into tumour cells via receptor-mediated endocytosis. Therefore, conjugation of this natural linear polysaccharide to polymeric NPs or micelles, as one of the most promising approaches, could be useful for future clinical applications such as drug delivery. Accordingly, we report on the synthesis of mitoxantrone (MTX)-conjugated polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) composed of polyethylene glycol-HA (PEG-HA) for MTX delivery toward special tumour cells...
May 14, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503708/stress-and-the-nonsense-mediated-rna-decay-pathway
#20
REVIEW
Alexandra E Goetz, Miles Wilkinson
Cells respond to internal and external cellular stressors by activating stress-response pathways that re-establish homeostasis. If homeostasis is not achieved in a timely manner, stress pathways trigger programmed cell death (apoptosis) to preserve organism integrity. A highly conserved stress pathway is the unfolded protein response (UPR), which senses excessive amounts of unfolded proteins in the ER. While a physiologically beneficial pathway, the UPR requires tight regulation to provide a beneficial outcome and avoid deleterious consequences...
May 13, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
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