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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728316/use-of-novel-oral-anticoagulant-to-treat-pulmonary-thromboembolism-in-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis-superinfected-cytomegalovirus-colitis
#1
Seok Hwan Kim, Sunhee Jang, Yegyu Sung, Jun Kyu Park, Yunjung Park, Jintak Yun, Sang Bum Kang
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the two major types of inflammatory bowel disease, and affect mainly the gastrointestinal tract but also have extraintestinal sequelae, such as arterial and venous thromboembolism. Thromboembolic complications, particularly pulmonary thromboembolism, can be life threatening and require prompt management with anticoagulants. Conventional vitamin K antagonists have been used for the treatment of thromboembolic complications, but the development of novel oral anticoagulants has shifted the paradigm...
July 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725920/pre-papillary-vitreous-opacities-associated-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Lindsay A Grotting, Samaneh Davoudi, Eduardo Uchiyama, Ann-Marie Lobo, George N Papaliodis, Lucia Sobrin
PURPOSE: To present pre-papillary vitreous opacity as an uncommon manifestation of inflammation in Behçet's disease that may be specific to this uveitic entity. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 67 patients with Behçet's disease examined at our clinic between 2005 and 2016. Behçet's disease was diagnosed based on established clinical criteria of inflammation involving the eyes, mucocutaneous junctions, and skin. Patients with Behçet's disease who presented with papillitis and a pre-papillary vitreous opacity were identified...
July 19, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725641/mechanisms-mediating-pediatric-severe-asthma-and-potential-novel-therapies
#3
REVIEW
Aldara Martin Alonso, Sejal Saglani
Although a rare disease, severe therapy-resistant asthma in children is a cause of significant morbidity and results in utilization of approximately 50% of health-care resources for asthma. Improving control for children with severe asthma is, therefore, an urgent unmet clinical need. As a group, children with severe asthma have severe and multiple allergies, steroid resistant airway eosinophilia, and significant structural changes of the airway wall (airway remodeling). Omalizumab is currently the only add-on therapy that is licensed for use in children with severe asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722800/role-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-gas5-in-glucocorticoid-response-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#4
Marianna Lucafò, Alessia Di Silvestre, Maurizio Romano, Alice Avian, Roberta Antonelli, Stefano Martelossi, Samuele Naviglio, Alberto Tommasini, Gabriele Stocco, Alessandro Ventura, M D Giuliana Decorti, Sara De Iudicibus
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are widely employed in inflammatory, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases, and, despite the introduction of novel therapies, remain the first-line treatment for inducing remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Given the high incidence of suboptimal response, associated with a significant number of side effects, that are particularly severe in paediatric patients, the identification of subjects that are most likely to respond poorly to GCs is extremely important. Recent evidence suggests that the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) GAS5 could be a potential marker of GC resistance...
July 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718829/aspirin-prevention-of-colorectal-cancer-focus-on-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-and-the-nucleolus
#5
REVIEW
Jingyu Chen, Lesley A Stark
Overwhelming evidence indicates that aspirin and related non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have anti-tumour activity and the potential to prevent cancer, particularly colorectal cancer. However, the mechanisms underlying this effect remain hypothetical. Dysregulation of the nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) transcription factor is a common event in many cancer types which contributes to tumour initiation and progression by driving expression of pro-proliferative/anti-apoptotic genes. In this review, we will focus on the current knowledge regarding NSAID effects on the NF-κB signalling pathway in pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions, and the evidence that these effects contribute to the anti-tumour activity of the agents...
July 18, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718806/the-inhibitory-activity-of-luzonicosides-from-the-starfish-echinaster-luzonicus-against-human-melanoma-cells
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Olesya S Malyarenko, Sergey A Dyshlovoy, Alla A Kicha, Natalia V Ivanchina, Timofey V Malyarenko, Bokemeyer Carsten, von Amsberg Gunhild, Valentin A Stonik, Svetlana P Ermakova
Malignant melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, with a rapidly increasing incidence rate. Despite recent advances in melanoma research following the approval of several novel targeted and immuno-therapies, the majority of oncological patients will ultimately perish from the disease. Thus, new effective drugs are still required. Starfish steroid glycosides possess different biological activities, including antitumor activity. The current study focused on the determination of the in vitro inhibitory activity and the mechanism of action of cyclic steroid glycosides isolated from the starfish Echinaster luzonicus-luzonicoside A (LuzA) and luzonicoside D (LuzD)-in human melanoma RPMI-7951 and SK-Mel-28 cell lines...
July 18, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718684/role-of-gsk-3%C3%AE-in-regulation-of-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-pi3-k-akt-oncogenic-pathway-in-colon-cancer
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Shelly Jain, Preety Ghanghas, Chandan Rana, S N Sanyal
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are emerging as novel chemopreventive agents because of their ability in blocking cellular proliferation, and thereby tumor development, and also by promoting apoptosis. GSK-3β, a serine threonine kinase and a negative regulator of the oncogenic Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, plays a critical role in the regulation of oncogenesis. Celecoxib and etoricoxib, the two cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective NSAIDs, and Diclofenac, a preferential COX-2 inhibitory NSAID, had shown uniformly the chemopreventive and anti-neoplastic effects in the early stage of colon cancer by promoting apoptosis as well as an over-expression of GSK-3β while down-regulating the PI3-K/Akt oncogenic pathway...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715190/chemical-topic-modeling-exploring-molecular-datasets-using-a-common-text-mining-approach
#8
Nadine Schneider, Nikolas Fechner, Gregory A Landrum, Nikolaus Stiefl
Big data is one of the key transformative factors which are increasingly influencing all aspects of modern life. Although this transformation brings vast opportunities it also generates novel challenges, not the least of which is organizing and searching this data deluge. The field of medicinal chemistry is not different: more and more data are being generated, for instance by technologies such as DNA encoded libraries, peptide libraries, text mining of large literature corpora, and new in silico enumeration methods...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712774/characterization-of-nphs2-gene-polymorphisms-associated-to-steroid-resistance-nephrotic-syndrome-in-indian-children
#9
Bhoomi B Joshi, Kinnari N Mistry, Sishir Gang, Prakash G Koringa, Chaitanya G Joshi
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the common glomerular disease in children. These children are treated with steroids, depending upon their behavior. They are either steroid sensitive (SSNS) or steroid resistant (SRNS). NPHS2 gene mutants are linked to the risk of autosomal recessive SRNS and in some cases to SSNS. The present study has been performed to screen single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the NPHS2 gene in a group of 90 Indian children suffering with NS (30 SSNS, 30 SRNS and 30 Controls) by PCR method followed by direct exon sequencing...
July 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711707/protecting-group-free-radical-decarboxylation-of-bile-acids-synthesis-of-novel-steroidal-substituted-maleic-anhydrides-and-maleimides-and-evaluation-of-their-cytotoxicity-on-c6-rat-glioma-cells
#10
Mohammad Samadi, Thomas Nury, Ali Khalafi-Nezhad, Gérard Lizard
We report the first Barton radical decarboxylation of unprotected bile acids via in situ irradiation of their thiohydroxamic esters in the presence of citraconic anhydride and citracoimide, leading to the synthesis a series of steroidal maleic anhydrides and maleimides as novel hybrid bile acids. The cytotoxic activities were evaluated on C6 rat glioma cells.
July 12, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710617/steroid-bioconversions
#11
Marina V Donova
Steroid modifications by selected wild-type and engineered strains of microorganisms became an effective tool for the production of high-valued steroidal drugs and their precursors for the pharmaceutical industry. Some microorganisms are effective at the performance of sterol side-chain degradation, oxyfunctionalization of steroid core, and redox reactions at different positions of the steroid molecule. A number of bioprocesses using steroid-transforming microbial strains are well established on an industrial level...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705027/tensor-algebra-based-geometric-methodology-to-codify-central-chirality-on-organic-molecules
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C R García-Jacas, Y Marrero-Ponce, T Hernández-Ortega, K Martinez-Mayorga, L Cabrera-Leyva, J C Ledesma-Romero, I Aguilera-Fernández, A R Rodríguez-León
A novel mathematical procedure to codify chiral features of organic molecules in the QuBiLS-MIDAS framework is introduced. This procedure constitutes a generalization to that commonly used to date, where the values 1 and -1 (correction factor) are employed to weight the molecular vectors when each atom is labelled as R (rectus) or S (sinister) according to the Cahn-Ingold-Prelog rules. Therefore, values in the range [Formula: see text] with steps equal to 0.25 may be accounted for. The atoms labelled R or S can have negative and positive values assigned (e...
July 14, 2017: SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699354/drug-mediated-intracellular-donation-of-nitric-oxide-potently-inhibits-5-lipoxygenase-a-possible-key-to-future-anti-leukotriene-therapy
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Jessica Roos, Marcus Peters, Isabelle V Maucher, Benjamin Kühn, Jasmin Fettel, Nadine Hellmuth, Camilla Brat, Benita Sommer, Anja Urbschat, Matthias Piesche, Anja Vogel, Ewgenij Proschak, René Blöcher, Estel la Buscato, Ann-Kathrin Häfner, Carmela Matrone, Oliver Werz, Juliana Heidler, Ilka Wittig, Carlo Angioni, Gerd Geisslinger, Michael J Parnham, Kai Zacharowski, Dieter Steinhilber, Thorsten Jürgen Maier
AIMS: 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) is the key enzyme of leukotriene biosynthesis and is critically involved in a number of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, gout, bronchial asthma, atherosclerosis and cancer. Because 5-LO contains critical nucleophilic amino acids, which are sensitive to electrophilic modifications, we determined the consequences of a drug-mediated intracellular release of nitric oxide (NO) on 5-LO product formation by human granulocytes and on 5-LO-dependent pulmonary inflammation in vivo...
July 12, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698282/circulating-sex-steroids-co-regulate-adipose-tissue-immune-cell-populations-in-healthy-men
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Katya B Rubinow, Jing Chao, Derek Hagman, Mario Kratz, Brian Van Yserloo, Nilesh W Gaikwad, John K Amory, Stephanie T Page
Male hypogonadism results in changes in body composition characterized by increases in fat mass. Resident immune cells influence energy metabolism in adipose tissue and could promote increased adiposity through paracrine effects. We hypothesized that manipulation of circulating sex steroid levels in healthy men would alter adipose tissue immune cell populations. Subjects (n=44 men, 19-55 years of age) received 4 weeks of treatment with the GnRH receptor antagonist acyline with daily administration of 1) placebo gel, 2) 1...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697969/childhood-severe-asthma-new-insights-on-remodelling-and-biomarkers
#15
REVIEW
Sejal Saglani
Severe asthma in children is characterised by severe and multiple aeroallergen sensitisation, food allergy, eosinophilic airway inflammation and airway remodelling. However, it is a heterogeneous disease with considerable variability in the manifestation of each of these characteristics between patients. Recent data from mechanistic studies that have used translational approaches including neonatal mouse models and airway bronchoscopic samples, have shown specific molecular mediators that drive remodelling and steroid resistance in paediatric severe asthma will be discussed...
June 12, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697823/-clinical-feature-and-genetic-analysis-of-a-family-affected-by-congenital-bile-acid-synthesis-defect-type-2-identification-of-2-novel-mutations-in-akr1d1-gene
#16
Ying Cheng, Li Guo, Mei Deng, Yuan-Zong Song
Congenital bile acid synthesis defect type 2 (CBAS2) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by biallelic mutations of AKR1D1 gene, which encodes the Δ4-3-oxo-steroid 5β-reductase. Cholestatic jaundice is the main clinical manifestation, accompanied by malabsorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins. This paper reported the clinical and genetic features of a CBAS2 patient definitely diagnosed by AKR1D1 genetic analysis. An 8-month-old male infant was referred to the hospital with the complaint of jaundiced skin and sclera over 7 months...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696216/regulation-of-lysosomal-function-by-the-daf-16-forkhead-transcription-factor-couples-reproduction-to-aging-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#17
Kunal Baxi, Ata Ghavidel, Brandon Waddell, Troy A Harkness, Carlos E de Carvalho
Aging in eukaryotes is accompanied by widespread deterioration of the somatic tissue. Yet, abolishing germ cells delays the age-dependent somatic decline in Caenorhabditis elegans In adult worms lacking germ cells, the activation of the DAF-9/DAF-12 steroid signalling pathway in the gonad recruits DAF-16 activity in the intestine to promote longevity-associated phenotypes. However, the impact of this pathway on the fitness of normally reproducing animals is less clear. Here, we explore the link between progeny production and somatic aging and identify the loss of lysosomal acidity, a critical regulator of the proteolytic output of these organelles, as a novel biomarker of aging in C...
July 10, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695267/impact-of-an-alternative-steroid-on-the-relative-bioavailability-and-bioequivalence-of-a-novel-versus-the-originator-formulation-of-abiraterone-acetate
#18
Azra Hussaini, Anthony J Olszanski, Cy A Stein, Bill Bosch, Paul Nemeth
PURPOSE: The originator abiraterone acetate (OAA) formulation is used for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). This study evaluated the bioavailability and bioequivalence of a novel formulation, abiraterone acetate fine particle (AAFP), versus OAA on a steady-state background of steroids. METHODS: Thirty-seven healthy male subjects were randomized in a crossover design to receive methylprednisolone (4 mg twice daily) or prednisone (5 mg twice daily) for 12 days in Period 1...
July 10, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694636/delayed-facial-palsy-after-microvascular-decompression-report-of-two-cases
#19
G Lakshmi Prasad, Vinod Kumar, Girish Menon
Microvascular decompression (MVD) is a novel surgical procedure predominantly performed for treating trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and hemifacial spasm (HS). Multiple studies have proven the long-term success of MVD for both these conditions. The most common complications of MVD reported include chemical meningitis, facial hypesthesia, cerebrospinal fluid leak, facial paresis, and hearing loss. Delayed facial palsy (DFP) is an uncommon complication mostly noted in MVD for HS and after the removal of acoustic tumors...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694195/hemoglobins-emerging-roles-in-mental-disorders-metabolical-genetical-and-immunological-aspects
#20
REVIEW
Meric A Altinoz, Bahri Ince
Hemoglobin (Hb) expression in the central nervous system is recently shown. Cooccurences of mental disorders (mainly bipolar disorder (BD) and tic disorders) with β- or α-thalassemia trait or erythrocytosis were witnessed, which may be due to peripheral or central hypoxia/hyperoxia or haplotypal gene interactions. β-Globin genes reside at 11p15.5 close to tyrosine hydroxylase, dopamine receptor DRD4 and Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, which involve in psychiatric diseases. α-Globin genes reside at 16p13...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
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