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Christian Spoerry, Pontus Hessle, Melanie J Lewis, Lois Paton, Jenny M Woof, Ulrich von Pawel-Rammingen
Recently we have discovered an IgG degrading enzyme of the endemic pig pathogen S. suis designated IgdE that is highly specific for porcine IgG. This protease is the founding member of a novel cysteine protease family assigned C113 in the MEROPS peptidase database. Bioinformatical analyses revealed putative members of the IgdE protease family in eight other Streptococcus species. The genes of the putative IgdE family proteases of S. agalactiae, S. porcinus, S. pseudoporcinus and S. equi subsp. zooepidemicus were cloned for production of recombinant protein into expression vectors...
2016: PloS One
Philipe de Souto Barreto, Matteo Cesari, Sandrine Andrieu, Bruno Vellas, Yves Rolland
INTRODUCTION: The minimum frequency of physical activity associated with reduced risk for onset of several chronic diseases is not well established. Therefore, this study examined, in a large sample of citizens from 16 European countries, the predictive value of physical activity frequency and intensity on the incidence of heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer of any subtype, breast cancer, and colon/rectum cancer. METHODS: Using data from the longitudinal Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe, the long-term associations of physical activity with incident diseases in people aged ≥50 years were investigated...
October 13, 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Matthew Weiser, Jeremy M Simon, Bharati Kochar, Adelaide Tovar, Jennifer W Israel, Adam Robinson, Gregory R Gipson, Matthew S Schaner, Hans H Herfarth, R Balfour Sartor, Dermot P B McGovern, Reza Rahbar, Timothy S Sadiq, Mark J Koruda, Terrence S Furey, Shehzad Z Sheikh
OBJECTIVE: The clinical presentation and course of Crohn's disease (CD) is highly variable. We sought to better understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that guide this heterogeneity, and characterise the cellular processes associated with disease phenotypes. DESIGN: We examined both gene expression and gene regulation (chromatin accessibility) in non-inflamed colon tissue from a cohort of adult patients with CD and control patients. To support the generality of our findings, we analysed previously published expression data from a large cohort of treatment-naïve paediatric CD and control ileum...
October 14, 2016: Gut
Mock Ryeon Kim, Hye Won Park, Jae Sung Son, Ran Lee, Sun Hwan Bae
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between colon transit time (CTT) test value and initial maintenance dose of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 4000 or lactulose. METHODS: Of 415 children with chronic functional constipation, 190 were enrolled based on exclusion criteria using the CTT test, defecation diary, and clinical chart. The CTT test was performed with prior disimpaction. The laxative dose for maintenance was determined on the basis of the defecation diary and clinical chart...
September 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Michael P Chu, J Randolph Hecht, Dennis Slamon, Zev A Wainberg, Yung-Jue Bang, Paulo M Hoff, Alberto Sobrero, Shukui Qin, Karen Afenjar, Vincent Houe, Karen King, Sheryl Koski, Karen Mulder, Julie Price Hiller, Andrew Scarfe, Jennifer Spratlin, Yingjie J Huang, Saba Khan-Wasti, Neil Chua, Michael B Sawyer
Importance: Capecitabine is an oral cytotoxic chemotherapeutic commonly used across cancer subtypes. As with other oral medications though, it may suffer from drug interactions that could impair its absorption. Objective: To determine if gastric acid suppressants such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may impair capecitabine efficacy. Design, Setting, and Participants: This secondary analysis of TRIO-013, a phase III randomized trial, compares capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CapeOx) with or without lapatinib in 545 patients with ERBB2/HER2-positive metastatic gastroesophageal cancer (GEC); patients were randomized 1:1 between CapeOx with or without lapatinib...
October 13, 2016: JAMA Oncology
Alan J Simmons, Cherié R Scurrah, Eliot T McKinley, Charles A Herring, Jonathan M Irish, M Kay Washington, Robert J Coffey, Ken S Lau
Cellular heterogeneity poses a substantial challenge to understanding tissue-level phenotypes and confounds conventional bulk analyses. To analyze signaling at the single-cell level in human tissues, we applied mass cytometry using cytometry time of flight to formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) normal and diseased intestinal specimens. This technique, called FFPE-DISSECT (disaggregation for intracellular signaling in single epithelial cells from tissue), is a single-cell approach to characterizing signaling states in embedded tissue samples...
October 11, 2016: Science Signaling
Ana B Pavel, Cristian I Vasile
Cancer is a complex and heterogeneous genetic disease. Different mutations and dysregulated molecular mechanisms alter the pathways that lead to cell proliferation. In this paper, we explore a method which classifies genes into oncogenes (ONGs) and tumor suppressors. We optimize this method to identify specific (ONGs) and tumor suppressors for breast cancer, lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), lung squamous cell carcinoma (LUSC) and colon adenocarcinoma (COAD), using data from the cancer genome atlas (TCGA). A set of genes were previously classified as ONGs and tumor suppressors across multiple cancer types (Science 2013)...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Ann M John, Robert A Schwartz, Camila K Janniger
Tinea capitis has a high incidence with a global changing pathogen distribution, making this condition a public health concern around the world. As the infection is initially asymptomatic, it is easily spread. Moreover, it is present in many fomites, including hairbrushes, pillows, and bedding. Prompt recognition and treatment is necessary for kerion, an inflammatory subtype characterized by tender boggy plaques with purulent drainage. Kerion is usually associated with infection by zoophilic dermatophytes, although other sources have been described...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
Stephanie M Wood, Anthony J Gill, Alexander S Brodsky, Shaolei Lu, Kenneth Friedman, Galina Karashchuk, Kara Lombardo, Dongfang Yang, Murray B Resnick
Fatty acid-binding protein 1 (FABP1) is an intracellular protein responsible for the transportation of long chain fatty acids. Aside from its functions in lipid metabolism and cellular differentiation, FABP1 also plays a role in inflammation through its interaction with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). Previously, we compared expression of colonic epithelium genes in a subset of microsatellite instable (MSI) colorectal carcinomas (medullary carcinomas) to normal colonic mucosa and found that FABP1 expression was markedly decreased in the tumors...
September 30, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Andreas U Lindner, Manuela Salvucci, Clare Morgan, Naser Monsefi, Alexa J Resler, Mattia Cremona, Sarah Curry, Sinead Toomey, Robert O'Byrne, Orna Bacon, Michael Stühler, Lorna Flanagan, Richard Wilson, Patrick G Johnston, Manuel Salto-Tellez, Sophie Camilleri-Broët, Deborah A McNamara, Elaine W Kay, Bryan T Hennessy, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Sandra Van Schaeybroeck, Jochen H M Prehn
OBJECTIVE: The mitochondrial apoptosis pathway is controlled by an interaction of multiple BCL-2 family proteins, and plays a key role in tumour progression and therapy responses. We assessed the prognostic potential of an experimentally validated, mathematical model of BCL-2 protein interactions (DR_MOMP) in patients with stage III colorectal cancer (CRC). DESIGN: Absolute protein levels of BCL-2 family proteins were determined in primary CRC tumours collected from n=128 resected and chemotherapy-treated patients with stage III CRC...
September 23, 2016: Gut
Manuela Salvucci, Maximilian L Würstle, Clare Morgan, Sarah Curry, Mattia Cremona, Andreas U Lindner, Orna Bacon, Alexa J Resler, Aine C Murphy, Robert O'Byrne, Lorna Flanagan, Sonali Dasgupta, Nadege Rice, Camilla Pilati, Elisabeth Zink, Lisa M Schöller, Sinead Toomey, Mark Lawler, Patrick G Johnston, Richard H Wilson, Sophie Camilleri-Broët, Manuel Salto-Tellez, Deborah A McNamara, Elaine W Kay, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Sandra Van Schaeybroeck, Bryan T Hennessy, Daniel B Longley, Markus Rehm, Jochen Hm Prehn
PURPOSE: Apoptosis is essential for chemotherapy responses. In this discovery and validation study, we evaluated the suitability of a mathematical model of apoptosis execution (APOPTO-CELL) as a stand-alone signature and as a constituent of further refined prognostic stratification tools. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Apoptosis competency of primary tumor samples from n=120 stage III colorectal cancer patients was calculated by APOPTO-CELL from measured protein concentrations of Procaspase-3, Procaspase-9, SMAC and XIAP...
September 20, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Valeria Caneparo, Luca Pastorelli, Laura Francesca Pisani, Barbara Bruni, Flavia Prodam, Renzo Boldorini, Dirk Roggenbuck, Maurizio Vecchi, Santo Landolfo, Marisa Gariglio, Marco De Andrea
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by a chronic inflammation of the gut, partly driven by defects in the expression and function of pattern recognition receptors, including the IFI16 protein. Because this protein is a target for autoantibodies and its aberrant expression was reported in colonic mucosa from active patients with ulcerative colitis, we studied its expression and specific seroresponse in patients with IBD before and after infliximab (IFX) therapy...
September 15, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Melanie Maierthaler, Axel Benner, Michael Hoffmeister, Harald Surowy, Lina Jansen, Phillip Knebel, Jenny Chang-Claude, Hermann Brenner, Barbara Burwinkel
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been proposed as minimally invasive prognostic markers for various types of cancers, including colorectal cancer (CRC), the third most diagnosed cancer worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the levels of circulating miRNAs that might serve as markers for CRC prognosis and survival. We included plasma samples of 543 CRC patients with stage I-IV disease from a population-based study carried out in Germany. After comprehensive evaluation of current literature, 95 miRNAs were selected and measured with Custom TaqMan® Array MicroRNA Cards...
September 15, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Yan-Kun Cao, Min Huang
There are direct relationships between the behavioral mechanisms and sensilla. To obtain a better understanding of the behavioral mechanisms in Omosita colon (Linnaeus) (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), we investigated the types, quantities, and distribution of sensilla on the antenna and mouthparts of O. colon by scanning electron microscopy. The clavate antenna comprised the scape, pedicel, and nine segment flagellomeres and had six types of sensilla, including two subtypes of sensilla chaetica (SC), three subtypes of sensilla basiconica (SB) and sensilla trichodea (ST), and one type of sensilla cavity, sensilla styloconica, and Böhm bristles (BB)...
September 15, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
M P Guarino, G Barbara, A Cicenia, A Altomare, M R Barbaro, S Cocca, A Scirocco, C Cremon, S Emerenziani, V Stanghellini, M Cicala, C Severi
BACKGROUND: Changes in intestinal motility are likely to contribute to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) pathophysiology. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of IBS mucosal supernatants on human colonic muscle contractility. METHODS: Supernatants were obtained from biopsies of 18 IBS patients-nine with constipation (IBS-C) and nine with diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D)-and nine asymptomatic subjects, used as controls. Colonic circular smooth muscle strips or isolated cells (SMC) were exposed to control or IBS supernatants...
September 12, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Kenjiro Matsumoto, Kanako Takagi, Atsumi Kato, Takuya Ishibashi, Yasuo Mori, Kimihito Tashima, Atsushi Mitsumoto, Shinichi Kato, Syunji Horie
Transient receptor potential melastatin 2 (TRPM2) is a thermosensitive, Ca(2+)-permeable cation channel. TRPM2 contributes to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, and inflammatory and neuropathic pain. We hypothesized that TRPM2 is important for visceral nociception and the development of visceral hypersensitivity. Therefore, we investigated the expression of TRPM2 channels and their involvement in visceral nociception in normal physiology and under pathological conditions that cause visceral hypersensitivity in rats...
November 2016: Experimental Neurology
Keita Kobayashi, Hiroaki Matsumoto, Hideyasu Matsuyama, Nakanori Fujii, Ryo Inoue, Yoshiaki Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Nagao
CD44, a major surface receptor for hyaluronic acid, has multiple isoforms and represents a major cancer stem cell marker for various epithelial tumors. CD44 variant 9 (CD44v9) was correlated with recurrence and metastasis in gastric and colon cancer. We examined its role in invasion and as a biomarker for the basal muscle invasive molecular subtype showing worse prognosis, and for tumor progression in high risk (pT1/high grade) non‑muscle invasive bladder cancers (NMIBCs). CD44v9, cytokeratin 5/6 (CK5/6), and cytokeratin 20 (CK20) expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 98 pathologically confirmed specimens (36 muscle and 62 high‑risk non‑muscle) and correlated to clinical outcome...
September 1, 2016: Oncology Reports
Adil Ayub, Om Parkash, Norberto Santana-Rodríguez, Wissam Raad, Faiz Y Bhora
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal cancer is extremely rare with excellent survival after curative resection. There is a concern for the development of additional cancers in survivors of appendiceal cancer. However, existing data is limited to small anecdotal reports on appendiceal carcinoid only. We aim to investigate the risk of subsequent malignancies in patients with appendiceal carcinoma and correlate the risk according to patient and clinical characteristics. METHODS: We identified 3788 patients with appendiceal cancer from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database between 1992 and 2011...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Ali Zare Mirzaie, Hakimeh Khakpour, Masoud Mireskandari, Nasrin Shayanfar, Ladan Fatahi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of Serrated polyps of colonic polyps samples in Hazrat_e Rasoul_e Akram Hospital over ten years. MATERIALS: The target group in this study was patients with colonic polyps in Hazrat_e Rasoul_e Akram Hospital. Pathologic evaluation of these patients was done. Serrated polyps, by location, gender, age and type of polyps were divided and frequency of them were determined separately. RESULTS: Of 381 patients studied, 224 (58...
June 2016: Medical Archives
Masakazu Sugiyama, Eiji Oki, Yu Nakaji, Satoshi Tsutsumi, Naomi Ono, Ryota Nakanishi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hideto Sonoda, Kippei Ohgaki, Nami Yamashita, Hiroshi Saeki, Shinji Okano, Hiroyuki Kitao, Masaru Morita, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
: The importance of Notch signaling in colorectal cancer (CRC) carcinogenesis and progression has previously been presented. Increased expression of Jagged-1 (JAG1), a Notch ligand, in CRC has been revealed, but the detailed prognostic significance of JAG1 in CRC has not been determined. Protein expression of JAG1 was examined using immunohistochemistry in 158 CRC specimens. Expression of JAG1 and E-cadherin and their associations with clinicopathologic characteristics, overall survival (OS), and relapse-free survival (RFS) were evaluated...
September 2, 2016: Cancer Science
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