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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092110/simultaneous-detection-of-three-sex-steroid-hormone-classes-using-a-novel-yeast-based-biosensor
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Alexandre Chamas, Ha Thi Minh Pham, Martin Jähne, Karina Wettwer, Steffen Uhlig, Kirsten Simon, Almuth Einspanier, Kim Baronian, Gotthard Kunze
A biosensor detecting estrogens, progestogens and androgens in complex samples and in a single step is described. Three Arxula adeninivorans yeast strains were created, each strain producing a different recombinant human hormone receptor and a different fluorescent reporter protein. These strains were then mixed to create G1212/YRC102-hHR-fluo, the biological component of the biosensor. During incubation with G1212/YRC102-hHR-fluo, hormones present in a sample bind to their target receptor, which leads to the production of a specific fluorescent protein...
January 16, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089777/bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-to-treat-malignant-in-stent-restenosis-in-a-patient-with-nickel-allergy
#2
Alfonso Jurado-Román, María T López-Lluva, Ignacio Sánchez-Pérez, Jesús Piqueras-Flores, Ramón Maseda, Fernando Lozano-Ruíz-Poveda
Nickel is the most frequent allergen in patients with allergic contact dermatitis and nickel allergy has been associated with recurrent in-stent restenosis. However, it is often misdiagnosed because of a low suspicion threshold. It should be discarded in patients with recurrent in-stent restenosis, especially if their medical history reveals prior contact dermatitis. It is also noteworthy and rarely specified that even newer generation stents that use novel metal alloys also contain low amounts of nickel. To avoid the implantation of new stents containing this metal, when percutaneous coronary intervention is indicated, drug eluting balloons or bioresorbable vascular scaffolds associated with small doses of steroids could provide good alternatives of treatment...
January 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087343/calcium-remodeling-in-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Carlos Villalobos, Diego Sobradillo, Miriam Hernández-Morales, Lucía Núñez
: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most frequent form of cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. Basic and clinical data indicate that aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may prevent colon cancer but mechanisms remain unknown. Aspirin metabolite salicylate and other NSAIDs may inhibit tumor cell growth acting on store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE), suggesting an important role for this pathway in CRC. Consistently, SOCE is emerging as a novel player in different forms of cancer, including CRC...
January 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077787/androgen-suppresses-protein-kinase-d1-expression-through-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-substrate-2-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#4
Liyong Zhang, Zhenlong Zhao, Shuping Xu, Manuj Tandon, Courtney R LaValle, Fan Deng, Q Jane Wang
In prostate cancer, androgen/androgen receptor (AR) and their downstream targets play key roles in all stages of disease progression. The protein kinase D (PKD) family, particularly PKD1, has been implicated in prostate cancer biology. Here, we examined the cross-regulation of PKD1 by androgen signaling in prostate cancer cells. Our data showed that the transcription of PKD1 was repressed by androgen in androgen-sensitive prostate cancer cells. Steroid depletion caused up regulation of PKD1 transcript and protein, an effect that was reversed by the AR agonist R1881 in a time- and concentration-dependent manner, thus identifying PKD1 as a novel androgen-repressed gene...
January 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076854/open-angle-glaucoma-drug-development-pipeline-during-the-last-20-years-1995-2015
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André Vicente, Sylvie Prud'homme, Joana Ferreira, Luís Abegão Pinto, Ingeborg Stalmans
OBJECTIVES: To analyse drug development for open-angle glaucoma during the last 20 years. METHODS: Research was performed by referring to clinical trials registered at the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP). A search for the condition "open-angle glaucoma" with the intervention "drug" was performed. We included trials registered from 01/01/1995 to 01/01/2015, only involving studies in phases 1, 2, and 3. Only studies resorting to novel treatment strategies (either novel drugs or yet-untested fixed associations of approved medication) were considered...
January 12, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076306/parallel-diurnal-fluctuation-of-testosterone-androstenedione-dehydroepiandrosterone-and-17ohprogesterone-as-assessed-in-serum-and-saliva-validation-of-a-novel-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-salivary-steroid-profiling
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Marco Mezzullo, Alessia Fazzini, Alessandra Gambineri, Guido Di Dalmazi, Roberta Mazza, Carla Pelusi, Valentina Vicennati, Renato Pasquali, Uberto Pagotto, Flaminia Fanelli
BACKGROUND: Salivary androgen testing represents a valuable source of biological information. However, the proper measurement of such low levels is challenging for direct immunoassays, lacking adequate accuracy. In the last few years, many conflicting findings reporting low correlation with the serum counterparts have hampered the clinical application of salivary androgen testing. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) makes it possible to overcome previous analytical limits, providing new insights in endocrinology practice...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075587/design-and-synthesis-of-novel-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitors-hybrids-nsaids-cais-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Silvia Bua, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Daniela Vullo, Carla Ghelardini, Gian Luca Bartolucci, Andrea Scozzafava, Claudiu T Supuran, Fabrizio Carta
We report the synthesis of a series of 6- and 7-substituted coumarins with commercially available NSAIDs (13a-h and 14a-h) as potential tools for the treatment of RA and related diseases. All compounds resulted effective in inhibiting the RA over-expressed hCA IV with KIs comprised between 0.44-9.8 nM. Among the other RA relevant hCA isoforms (i.e. IX and XII), compounds 13f and 14a,b resulted commonly effective in inhibiting their activity. The antihyperalgesic activity of such compounds was assessed by means of the Paw-pressure and Incapacitance tests using an in vivo RA model induced by CFA...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071597/three-dimensional-printing-of-a-microneedle-array-on-personalized-curved-surfaces-for-dual-pronged-treatment-of-trigger-finger
#8
Seng Han Lim, Jian Yao Ng, Lifeng Kang
The hand function of patients who suffer from trigger finger can be impaired by the use of traditional splints. There is also a risk of systemic side effects with oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used for pain relief. Microneedle-assisted transdermal drug delivery offers an attractive alternative for local delivery of NSAIDs. However, traditional microneedle arrays fabricated on flat surfaces are unable to deliver drugs effectively across the undulating skin surface of affected finger(s)...
January 10, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070196/airway-autoimmune-responses-in-severe-eosinophilic-asthma-following-low-dose-mepolizumab-therapy
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Manali Mukherjee, Hui Fang Lim, Sruthi Thomas, Douglas Miller, Melanie Kjarsgaard, Bruce Tan, Roma Sehmi, Nader Khalidi, Parameswaran Nair
BACKGROUND: Anti-interleukin (IL)-5 monoclonal antibodies as an eosinophil-depleting strategy is well established, with Mepolizumab being the first biologic approved as an adjunct treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year old woman diagnosed with severe eosinophilic asthma showed poor response to Mepolizumab therapy (100 mg subcutaneous dose/monthly) and subsequent worsening of symptoms. The treatment response to Mepolizumab was monitored using both blood and sputum eosinophil counts...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067471/traditional-and-novel-tools-to-probe-the-mitochondrial-metabolism-in-health-and-disease
#10
REVIEW
Yanfei Zhang, José L Avalos
Mitochondrial metabolism links energy production to other essential cellular processes such as signaling, cellular differentiation, and apoptosis. In addition to producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as an energy source, mitochondria are responsible for the synthesis of a myriad of important metabolites and cofactors such as tetrahydrofolate, α-ketoacids, steroids, aminolevulinic acid, biotin, lipoic acid, acetyl-CoA, iron-sulfur clusters, heme, and ubiquinone. Furthermore, mitochondria and their metabolism have been implicated in aging and several human diseases, including inherited mitochondrial disorders, cardiac dysfunction, heart failure, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, and cancer...
January 9, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065637/the-steroid-metabolite-16-%C3%AE-oh-androstenedione-generated-by-cyp21a2-serves-as-a-substrate-for-cyp19a1
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J Neunzig, M Milhim, L Schiffer, Y Khatri, J Zapp, A Sánchez-Guijo, M F Hartmann, S A Wudy, R Bernhardt
The 21-hydroxylase (CYP21A2) is a steroidogenic enzyme crucial for the synthesis of mineralo- and glucocorticoids. It is described to convert progesterone as well as 17-OH-progesterone, through a hydroxylation at position C21, into 11-deoxycorticosterone (DOC) and 11-deoxycortisol (RSS), respectively. In this study we unraveled CYP21A2 to have a broader steroid substrate spectrum than assumed. Utilizing a reconstituted in vitro system, consisting of purified human CYP21A2 and human cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) we demonstrated that CYP21A2 is capable to metabolize DOC, RSS, androstenedione (A4) and testosterone (T)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063649/biologic-drugs-as-analgesics-for-the-management-of-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Theodoros Dimitroulas, Tosin Lambe, Rainer Klocke, George D Kitas, Rui V Duarte
BACKGROUND: Biologic drugs are novel therapeutic agents with demonstrated effectiveness in the management of a variety of chronic inflammatory disorders. Unmet needs in the treatment of chronic pain have led physicians to utilize a similar approach to patients suffering from conditions not characterized by systemic inflammation such as osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this review is to discuss the current knowledge on the use of commonly used biologic agents [i.e., anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF alpha) and anti-nerve growth factor (anti-NGF)] for the management of OA...
December 5, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062545/a-review-of-estrogen-receptor-androgen-receptor-genomics-in-male-breast-cancer
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Tesa M Severson, Wilbert Zwart
Male breast cancer is a rare disease, of which little is known. In contrast to female breast cancer, the very vast majority of all cases are positive for Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERα), implicating the function of this steroid hormone receptor in tumor development and progression. Consequently, adjuvant treatment of male breast cancer revolves around inhibition of ERα. In addition, the Androgen Receptor (AR) gradually receives more attention as a relevant novel target in breast cancer treatment. Importantly, the rationale of treatment-decision making is strongly based on parallels with female breast cancer...
January 6, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061794/process-evaluation-of-the-data-driven-quality-improvement-in-primary-care-dqip-trial-active-and-less-active-ingredients-of-a-multi-component-complex-intervention-to-reduce-high-risk-primary-care-prescribing
#14
Aileen Grant, Tobias Dreischulte, Bruce Guthrie
BACKGROUND: Two to 4% of emergency hospital admissions are caused by preventable adverse drug events. The estimated costs of such avoidable admissions in England were £530 million in 2015. The data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) intervention was designed to prompt review of patients vulnerable from currently prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and anti-platelets and was found to be effective at reducing this prescribing. A process evaluation was conducted parallel to the trial, and this paper reports the analysis which aimed to explore response to the intervention delivered to clusters in relation to participants' perceptions about which intervention elements were active in changing their practice...
January 7, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057171/predicting-high-impact-pharmacological-targets-by-integrating-transcriptome-and-text-mining-features
#15
Anatoly Mayburd, Ancha Baranova
PURPOSE: Novel, "outside of the box" approaches are needed for evaluating candidate molecules, especially in oncology. Throughout the years of 2000-2010, the efficiency of drug development fell to barely acceptable levels, and in the second decade of this century, levels have improved only marginally. This dismal condition continues despite unprecedented progress in the development of a variety of high-throughput tools, computational methods, aggregated databases, drug repurposing programs and innovative chemistries...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055124/interventions-for-the-management-of-oral-lichen-planus-a-review-of-the-conventional-and-novel-therapies
#16
REVIEW
Shikha Gupta, Sujoy Ghosh, Sunita Gupta
OBJECTIVE: This narrative review focuses on the rationale & role of conventional and newer therapies in the management of Oral lichen planus with emphasis on randomized controlled trials reported over 2 decades. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature search was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials for management of OLP from 1/1/1995 to 31/12/2015; Medline, and Cochrane databases complemented with manual search was used. Primary outcome as resolution of pain was evaluated with analysis of clinical resolution of erythema and ulceration as secondary outcome...
January 5, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054434/in-vitro-phase-i-metabolism-of-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulators-in-horse-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#17
Karen Y Kwok, George H M Chan, Wai Him Kwok, Jenny K Y Wong, Terence S M Wan
Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are chemicals that possess the anti-oestrogenic activities that are banned "in" and "out" of competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in human sports, and by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) in horseracing. SERMs can be used as performance enhancing drugs to boost the level of androgens or to compensate for the adverse effects as a result of extensive use of androgenic anabolic steroids (AASs). SERMs have indeed been abused in human sports; hence, a similar threat can be envisaged in horseracing...
January 5, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053698/vincristine-alleviates-adriamycin-induced-nephropathy-through-stabilizing-actin-cytoskeleton
#18
Lei Yin, Youying Mao, Hejie Song, Ye Wang, Wei Zhou, Zhen Zhang
Antimicrotubule agent vincristine (VCR) has long been known as an alternative treatment for frequent relapse nephrotic syndrome and steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). However, the mechanism is unknown. Here we found that VCR at a dosage much lower than that as an antimicrotubule agent can alleviate adriamycin (ADR)-induced proteinuria and podocyte foot process effacement. In cultured podocytes, VCR prevents ADR-induced actin fiber disorganization. In both in vitro and in vivo models, VCR suppresses ADR-induced overexpression of α3β1 integrin and focal adhesion kinase (FAK)...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051822/novel-usage-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-in-hereditary-angioedema
#19
N Hanizah, C A Affirul, N A Farah, M A Shamila, M I Ridzuan
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare and potentially life threatening autosomal dominant disease characterized by recurrent episodes of cutaneous and mucosal oedema. It results from reduced expression or loss of function of CI-esterase inhibitors (C1-INH). As opposed to the more common histamine-mediated angioedema, HAE does not respond well to conventional treatments with anti-histamines, steroids and adrenaline. Early recognition and timely intervention with the correct treatment are crucial particularly preventing airway obstruction...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045158/metabolomics-and-proteomics-technologies-to-explore-the-herbal-preparation-affecting-metabolic-disorders-using-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#20
Aihua Zhang, Xiaohang Zhou, Hongwei Zhao, Shiyu Zou, Chung Wah Ma, Qi Liu, Hui Sun, Liang Liu, Xijun Wang
An integrative metabolomics and proteomics approach can provide novel insights in the understanding of biological systems. We have integrated proteome and metabolome data sets for a holistic view of the molecular mechanisms in disease. Using quantitative iTRAQ-LC-MS/MS proteomics coupled with UPLC-Q-TOF-HDMS based metabolomics, we determined the protein and metabolite expression changes in the kidney-yang deficiency syndrome (KYDS) rat model and further investigated the intervention effects of the Jinkui Shenqi Pill (JSP)...
January 3, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
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