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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222192/blastocystis-subtyping-and-its-association-with-intestinal-parasites-in-children-from-different-geographical-regions-of-colombia
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Juan David Ramírez, Carolina Flórez, Mario Olivera, María Consuelo Bernal, Julio Cesar Giraldo
Blastocystis is a common enteric protist colonizing probably more than 1 billion people with a large variety of non-human hosts. Remarkable genetic diversity has been observed, leading to the subdivision of the genus into multiple subtypes (ST), some of which are exclusively found in non-human hosts. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of Blastocystis STs/18S alleles in symptomatic (abdominal pain, anal pruritus, diarrhea, headache, nauseas and/or vomit) and asymptomatic children from nine geographical regions of Colombia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207302/characteristics-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-in-slaughtered-reindeer-from-northern-finland
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Claudio Zweifel, Lisa Fierz, Nicole Cernela, Sauli Laaksonen, Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Roger Stephan
Fecal samples collected from 470 slaughtered reindeer 6 to 7 months of age were screened by real-time PCR (after enrichment) for Shiga toxin genes (stx) and then for Escherichia coli serogroup O157. Shiga toxin genes were found frequently (>30% of samples), and serogroup O157 was detected in 20% of the stx-positive samples. From these samples, a total of 25 E. coli O157:H(-) isolates (nonmotile but PCR positive for fliCH7) were obtained. Twenty-four of these E. coli O157:H(-) isolates did not ferment sorbitol and originated from one geographic area...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194445/diverse-repetitive-element-rna-expression-defines-epigenetic-and-immunologic-features-of-colon-cancer
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Niyati Desai, Dipti Sajed, Kshitij S Arora, Alexander Solovyov, Mihir Rajurkar, Jacob R Bledsoe, Srinjoy Sil, Ramzi Amri, Eric Tai, Olivia C MacKenzie, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Martin J Aryee, Cristina R Ferrone, David L Berger, Miguel N Rivera, Benjamin D Greenbaum, Vikram Deshpande, David T Ting
There is tremendous excitement for the potential of epigenetic therapies in cancer, but the ability to predict and monitor response to these drugs remains elusive. This is in part due to the inability to differentiate the direct cytotoxic and the immunomodulatory effects of these drugs. The DNA-hypomethylating agent 5-azacitidine (AZA) has shown these distinct effects in colon cancer and appears to be linked to the derepression of repeat RNAs. LINE and HERV are two of the largest classes of repeats in the genome, and despite many commonalities, we found that there is heterogeneity in behavior among repeat subtypes...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191884/dynamics-of-the-human-gut-microbiome-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Jonas Halfvarson, Colin J Brislawn, Regina Lamendella, Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza, William A Walters, Lisa M Bramer, Mauro D'Amato, Ferdinando Bonfiglio, Daniel McDonald, Antonio Gonzalez, Erin E McClure, Mitchell F Dunklebarger, Rob Knight, Janet K Jansson
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by flares of inflammation with a periodic need for increased medication and sometimes even surgery. The aetiology of IBD is partly attributed to a deregulated immune response to gut microbiome dysbiosis. Cross-sectional studies have revealed microbial signatures for different IBD subtypes, including ulcerative colitis, colonic Crohn's disease and ileal Crohn's disease. Although IBD is dynamic, microbiome studies have primarily focused on single time points or a few individuals...
February 13, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187456/inhibition-and-deficiency-of-the-immunoproteasome-subunit-lmp7-suppress-the-development-and-progression-of-colorectal-carcinoma-in-mice
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Julia Koerner, Thomas Brunner, Marcus Groettrup
New treatment options and drug targets for colorectal carcinoma are a pressing medical need. Inflammation and pro-inflammatory cytokines produced by Th1 and Th17 cells like IL-6, TNF, IL-17 and IL-23 promote the development and growth of colorectal cancer (CRC). The immunoproteasome is a proteasome subtype highly expressed in immune cells but also in the intestine. Since the immunoproteasome promotes Th1 and Th17 differentiation and pro-inflammatory cytokine production, we investigated here whether deficiency or inhibition of the immunoproteasome subunit LMP7 would interfere with CRC development and exacerbation in preventive and therapeutic mouse models...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184012/chromosome-20q-amplification-defines-a-subtype-of-microsatellite-stable-left-sided-colon-cancers-with-wild-type-ras-raf-and-better-overall-survival
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Ryan N Ptashkin, Carlos Pagan, Rona Yaeger, Sumit Middha, Jinru Shia, Kevin P O'Rourke, Michael F Berger, Lu Wang, Robert Cimera, Jiajing Wang, David S Klimstra, Leonard Saltz, Marc Ladanyi, Ahmet Zehir, Jaclyn F Hechtman
: Here comprehensive analysis was performed on the molecular and clinical features of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) harboring chromosome 20q amplification. Tumor and normal DNA from patients with advanced CRC underwent next generation sequencing (NGS) via MSK-IMPACT and a subset of case samples were subjected to high resolution microarray (Oncoscan). Relationships between genomic copy number and transcript expression were assessed with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) CRC data. Of the CRC patients sequenced (n=401) with MSK-IMPACT, 148 (37%) had 20q gain, and 30 (7%) had 20q amplification...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160390/angiotensin-ii-type-ii-receptors-and-colonic-dysmotility-in-2-4-dinitrofluorobenzenesulfonic-acid-induced-colitis-in-rats
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M G Zizzo, M Auteri, A Amato, G Caldara, D Nuzzo, M Di Carlo, R Serio
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin II (Ang II), the main peptide of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), has been suggested to be involved in inflammatory bowel diseases. Since RAS has emerged as gut motility regulator, and dysmotility is associated with intestinal inflammation, our objective was to investigate in rat 2,4-dinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (DNBS)-induced colitis the functionality of RAS and its contribution to colonic motor alterations. METHODS: The effects of Ang II on the longitudinal colonic muscular contractility of control and DNBS-treated rats were characterized in vitro...
February 3, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144212/methods-of-evaluation-of-anorectal-causes-of-obstructed-defecation
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Anne C Fabrizio, Yewande Alimi, Anjali S Kumar
Obstructed defecation is a complex disorder that results in impaired propagation of stool from the rectum. It is one of the major subtypes of functional constipation and can be secondary to either functional or anatomic etiologies. Patients with obstructed defecation typically present with symptoms of abdominal discomfort, a sensation of incomplete evacuation and rectal obstruction, passage of hard stools, the need for rectal or vaginal digitation, excessive straining, and reduced stool frequency. Evaluation of obstructed defecation is multimodal, starting with a thorough history and physical examination with focus on the abdominal, perineal, and rectal examination...
February 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125762/association-of-dietary-patterns-with-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-subtypes-classified-by-fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-tumor-tissue
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Raaj S Mehta, Reiko Nishihara, Yin Cao, Mingyang Song, Kosuke Mima, Zhi Rong Qian, Jonathan A Nowak, Keisuke Kosumi, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Yohei Masugi, Susan Bullman, David A Drew, Aleksandar D Kostic, Teresa T Fung, Wendy S Garrett, Curtis Huttenhower, Kana Wu, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Xuehong Zhang, Walter C Willett, Edward L Giovannucci, Charles S Fuchs, Andrew T Chan, Shuji Ogino
Importance: Fusobacterium nucleatum appears to play a role in colorectal carcinogenesis through suppression of the hosts' immune response to tumor. Evidence also suggests that diet influences intestinal F nucleatum. However, the role of F nucleatum in mediating the relationship between diet and the risk of colorectal cancer is unknown. Objective: To test the hypothesis that the associations of prudent diets (rich in whole grains and dietary fiber) and Western diets (rich in red and processed meat, refined grains, and desserts) with colorectal cancer risk may differ according to the presence of F nucleatum in tumor tissue...
January 26, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125730/the-influence-of-braf-and-kras-mutation-status-on-the-association-between-aspirin-use-and-survival-after-colon-cancer-diagnosis
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Martine A Frouws, Marlies S Reimers, Marloes Swets, Esther Bastiaannet, Bianca Prinse, Ronald van Eijk, Valery E P P Lemmens, Myrthe P P van Herk-Sukel, Tom van Wezel, Peter J K Kuppen, Hans Morreau, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Gerrit-Jan Liefers
BACKGROUND: Use of aspirin after diagnosis of colon cancer has been associated with improved survival. Identification of cancer subtypes that respond to aspirin treatment may help develop personalized treatment regimens. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of BRAF and KRAS mutation status on the association between aspirin use and overall survival after colon cancer diagnosis. METHODS: A random selection of 599 patients with colon cancer were analyzed, selected from the Eindhoven Cancer Registry, and BRAF and KRAS mutation status was determined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123722/systematic-analysis-of-the-achaete-scute-complex-like-gene-signature-in-clinical-cancer-patients
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Chih-Yang Wang, Payam Shahi, John Ting Wei Huang, Nam Nhut Phan, Zhengda Sun, Yen-Chang Lin, Ming-Derg Lai, Zena Werb
The achaete-scute complex-like (ASCL) family, also referred to as 'achaete-scute complex homolog' or 'achaete-scute family basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor', is critical for proper development of the nervous system and deregulation of ASCL plays a key role in psychiatric and neurological disorders. The ASCL family consists of five members, namely ASCL1, ASCL2, ASCL3, ASCL4 and ASCL5. The ASCL1 gene serves as a potential oncogene during lung cancer development. There is a correlation between increased ASCL2 expression and colon cancer development...
January 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107412/nasal-carriage-of-staphylococcus-aureus-among-children-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana
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Daniel Eibach, Michael Nagel, Benedikt Hogan, Clinton Azuure, Ralf Krumkamp, Denise Dekker, Mike Gajdiss, Melanie Brunke, Nimako Sarpong, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Jürgen May
BACKGROUND: Nasal carriage with Staphylococcus aureus is a common risk factor for invasive infections, indicating the necessity to monitor prevalent strains, particularly in the vulnerable paediatric population. This surveillance study aims to identify carriage rates, subtypes, antimicrobial susceptibilities and virulence markers of nasal S. aureus isolates collected from children living in the Ashanti region of Ghana. METHODS: Nasal swabs were obtained from children < 15 years of age on admission to the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital between April 2014 and January 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097468/outcomes-of-primary-colorectal-sarcoma-a-national-cancer-data-base-ncdb-review
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Cornelius A Thiels, John R Bergquist, Adam C Krajewski, Hee Eun Lee, Heidi Nelson, Kellie L Mathis, Elizabeth B Habermann, Robert R Cima
INTRODUCTION: Primary colorectal sarcomas are a rare entity with anecdotally poor outcomes. We sought to inform surgeons, oncologists, and researchers of the characteristics and outcomes of these understudied and difficult-to-manage tumors. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for patients with pathologically confirmed primary sarcoma of the colon or rectum (1998-2012). Gastrointestinal stromal tumors were excluded. Unadjusted overall survival was reported using the Kaplan-Meier method...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095606/endothelin-1-and-its-receptors-on-haemorrhoidal-tissue-a-potential-site-for-therapeutic-intervention
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Varut Lohsiriwat, John H Scholefield, Vincent G Wilson, Michael R Dashwood
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Haemorrhoids is a common anorectal condition affecting millions worldwide. We have studied the effect of endothelin-1 (ET-1) and the role of endothelin ETA and ETB receptors in haemorrhoid tissue. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Protein expression of ET-1, ETA and ETB receptors were compared between haemorrhoids and normal rectal submucosa using Western blot analysis, with the localization of proteins determined by autoradiography and immunohistochemistry...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077249/altered-mucosal-expression-of-micrornas-in-pediatric-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Nóra Judit Béres, Zoltán Kiss, Zsófia Sztupinszki, Gábor Lendvai, András Arató, Erna Sziksz, Ádám Vannay, Attila J Szabó, Katalin Eszter Müller, Áron Cseh, Kriszta Boros, Gábor Veres
INTRODUCTION: MicroRNAs (miRs) came recently into focus as promising novel research targets offering new insights into the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). AIMS: The aim of our study was to identify a pediatric IBD (pIBD) characteristic miR profile serving as potential Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) specific diagnostic pattern and to further analyze the related target genes. METHODS: Small RNA sequencing was performed on inflamed and intact colonic biopsies of CD, and control patients...
December 27, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067073/translating-genomic-profiling-to-gastrointestinal-cancer-treatment
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Kazuto Harada, Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Yusuke Shimodaira, Shumei Song, Hideo Baba, Jaffer A Ajani
Next-generation sequencing enables faster, cheaper and more accurate whole-genome sequencing, allowing genome profiling and discovery of molecular features. As molecular targeted drugs are developed, treatment can be tailored according to molecular subtype. Gastric and colorectal cancers have each been divided into four subtypes according to molecular features. Profiling of the esophageal cancer genome is underway and its classification is anticipated. To date, identification of HER2 expression in gastric adenocarcinoma and KRAS, NRAS and BRAF mutations in colon cancer have proved essential for treatment decisions...
9, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065449/a-specific-immune-tolerance-toward-offspring-cells-is-to-exist-after-the-mother-lymphocyte-infusion
#17
Haizhou Xing, Shiqin Liu, Xue Chen, Fang Fang, Xueqiang Wu, Ping Zhu
PURPOSE: To examine immune tolerance between maternal lymphocytes and offspring tissue after a donor lymphocyte infusion. METHODS: Mouse models were established by mating female BALB/c mice with male C57BL mice. Splenic lymphocytes from donors of different genetic backgrounds were labeled with carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE), and 1×10(7) of the labeled cells were intravenously injected into a recipient. At 6h, 24h, 72h and 120h after the infusion, mononuclear cells in recipient spleen, liver, thymus, lymph nodes, and peripheral blood were collected...
December 26, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031408/predictive-outcomes-for-her2-enriched-cancer-using-growth-and-metastasis-signatures-driven-by-sparc
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Leandro N Guttlein, Lorena G Benedetti, Cristobal Fresno, Raul G Spallanzani, Sabrina F Mansilla, Cecilia Rotondaro, Ximena L Raffo Iraolagoitia, Edgardo Salvatierra, Alicia I Bravo, Elmer A Fernandez, Vanessa Gottifredi, Norberto W Zwirner, Andrea S Llera, Osvaldo L Podhajcer
: Understanding the mechanism of metastatic dissemination is crucial for the rational design of novel therapeutics. The secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a matricellular glycoprotein which has been extensively associated with human breast cancer aggressiveness although the underlying mechanisms are still unclear. Here, shRNA-mediated SPARC knockdown greatly reduced primary tumor growth and completely abolished lung colonization of murine 4T1 and LM3 breast malignant cells implanted in syngeneic BALB/c mice...
December 28, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006847/dietary-flavonoid-intake-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-in-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition-epic-cohort
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Raul Zamora-Ros, Dinesh K Barupal, Joseph A Rothwell, Mazda Jenab, Veronika Fedirko, Isabelle Romieu, Krasimira Aleksandrova, Kim Overvad, Cecilie Kyrø, Anne Tjønneland, Aurélie Affret, Mathilde His, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Verena Katzke, Tilman Kühn, Heiner Boeing, Antonia Trichopoulou, Androniki Naska, Maria Kritikou, Calogero Saieva, Claudia Agnoli, Maria Santucci de Magistris, Rosario Tumino, Francesca Fasanelli, Elisabete Weiderpass, Guri Skeie, Susana Merino, Paula Jakszyn, Maria-José Sánchez, Miren Dorronsoro, Carmen Navarro, Eva Ardanaz, Emily Sonestedt, Ulrika Ericson, Lena Maria Nilsson, Stina Bodén, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Petra H Peeters, Aurora Perez-Cornago, Nicholas J Wareham, Kay-Thee Khaw, Heinz Freisling, Amanda J Cross, Elio Riboli, Augustin Scalbert
Flavonoids have been shown to inhibit colon cancer cell proliferation in vitro and protect against colorectal carcinogenesis in animal models. However, epidemiological evidence on the potential role of flavonoid intake in colorectal cancer (CRC) development remains sparse and inconsistent. We evaluated the association between dietary intakes of total flavonoids and their subclasses and risk of development of CRC, within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. A cohort of 477,312 adult men and women were recruited in 10 European countries...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000183/-operation-key-points-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-jinling-procedure-for-mixed-refractory-constipation
#20
Jun Jiang, Qiyi Chen
For chronic transit constipation (STC), surgery should be considered when all pharmacological interventions, biofeedback, and sacral nerve stimulation failed to relieve severe symptoms. Chronic functional constipation can be subdivided into three subtypes: colonic slow-transit constipation, outlet obstruction and mixed refractory constipation. The pathological changes of colonic slow transit and outlet obstruction constipation can influence each other. Mixed refractory constipation accounts for 90.2% of chronic constipation...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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