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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202523/cancer-stem-cells-regulate-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-via-activation-of-hedgehog-signaling-in-mammary-gland-tumors
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Giovanni Valenti, Hazel M Quinn, Guus Jje Heynen, Linxiang Lan, Jane D Holland, Regina Vogel, Annika Wulf-Goldenberg, Walter Birchmeier
Many tumors display intracellular heterogeneity, with subsets of cancer stem cells (CSC) that sustain tumor growth, recurrence, and therapy resistance. Cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF) have been shown to support and regulate CSC function. Here we investigated the interactions between CSCs and CAFs in mammary gland tumors driven by combined activation of Wnt/β-catenin and Hgf/Met signaling in mouse mammary epithelial cells. In this setting, CSCs secreted the hedgehog ligand SHH, which regulated CAFs via paracrine activation of Hedgehog signaling...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179499/structural-mechanistic-and-functional-insight-into-gliotoxin-bis-thiomethylation-in-aspergillus-fumigatus
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Stephen K Dolan, Tobias Bock, Vanessa Hering, Rebecca A Owens, Gary W Jones, Wulf Blankenfeldt, Sean Doyle
Gliotoxin is an epipolythiodioxopiperazine (ETP) class toxin, contains a disulfide bridge that mediates its toxic effects via redox cycling and is produced by the opportunistic fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus Self-resistance against gliotoxin is effected by the gliotoxin oxidase GliT, and attenuation of gliotoxin biosynthesis is catalysed by gliotoxin S-methyltransferase GtmA. Here we describe the X-ray crystal structures of GtmA-apo (1.66 Å), GtmA complexed to S-adenosylhomocysteine (1.33 Å) and GtmA complexed to S-adenosylmethionine (2...
February 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152495/pancreatitis-panniculitis-and-polyarthritis-ppp-syndrome-caused-by-post-pancreatitis-pseudocyst-with-mesenteric-fistula-diagnosis-and-successful-surgical-treatment-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Wulf Dieker, Johannes Derer, Thomas Henzler, Alexander Schneider, Felix Rückert, Torsten J Wilhelm, Bernd Krüger
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatitis, panniculitis and polyarthritis syndrome is a very rare extra-pancreatic complication of pancreatic diseases. PRESENTATION OF CASE: While in most cases this syndrome is caused by acute or chronic pancreatitis, we report a case of a 62-year-old man presenting with extensive intraosseous fat necrosis, polyarthritis and panniculitis caused by a post-pancreatitis pseudocyst with a fistula to the superior mesenteric vein and extremely high blood levels of lipase...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139360/course-of-psychotic-symptoms-depression-and-global-functioning-in-persons-at-clinical-high-risk-of-psychosis-results-of-a-longitudinal-observation-study-over-three-years-focusing-on-both-converters-and-non-converters
#4
Michael P Hengartner, Karsten Heekeren, Diane Dvorsky, Susanne Walitza, Wulf Rössler, Anastasia Theodoridou
The aim of this study was to test the validity of the CHR state by focusing on the course of psychosis spectrum symptoms, depression and global functioning in converters and non-converters. A total of 188 CHR-positive subjects (60.2% men) aged between 13 and 35years (mean=20.5) at study outset were assessed five times (t0-t4) over a total observation period of 36months. Conversion to manifest psychosis was defined according to ICD-10 criteria for schizophrenia (F20) or brief psychotic disorder (F23). Measures of positive and negative symptoms were assessed with the Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes (SIPS), depression with the Calgary Depression Scale (CDS), and global functioning with the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF)...
January 27, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138160/impact-of-salvage-regimens-on-response-and-overall-survival-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-induction-failure
#5
M Wattad, D Weber, K Döhner, J Krauter, V I Gaidzik, P Paschka, M Heuser, F Thol, T Kindler, M Lübbert, H R Salih, A Kündgen, H-A Horst, P Brossart, K Götze, D Nachbaur, C-H Köhne, M Ringhoffer, G Wulf, G Held, H Salwender, A Benner, A Ganser, H Döhner, R F Schlenk
We evaluated the impact of salvage regimens and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with induction failure. Between 1993 and 2009, 3324 patients with newly diagnosed AML were enrolled in 5 prospective treatment trials of the German-Austrian AML Study Group. After first induction therapy with idarubicin, cytarabine and etoposide (ICE), 845 patients had refractory disease. In addition, 180 patients, although responding to first induction, relapsed after second induction therapy...
February 10, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131937/inland-navigation-pah-inventories-in-soil-and-vegetation-after-eu-fuel-regulation-2009-30-ec
#6
Melanie Bläsing, Wulf Amelung, Lorenz Schwark, Eva Lehndorff
In January 2011, fuel quality in inland water vessels was changed by EU regulation 2009/30/EC, aiming at improving air quality along waterways. We hypothesized that the implementation of this regulation both lowered the total deposition of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and changed their composition in river valleys. We analyzed parent-, alkylated- and thio-PAHs in soil and vine leaves, at two waterways (Rhine and Moselle, Germany), as well as in one ship-free reference area (Ahr, Germany). Samples were taken annually (2010-2013) in transects perpendicular to the rivers...
January 26, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114948/current-controversies-in-radiotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
David Krug, René Baumann, Wilfried Budach, Jürgen Dunst, Petra Feyer, Rainer Fietkau, Wulf Haase, Wolfgang Harms, Marc D Piroth, Marie-Luise Sautter-Bihl, Felix Sedlmayer, Rainer Souchon, Frederik Wenz, Rolf Sauer
Multimodal treatment approaches have substantially improved the outcome of breast cancer patients in the last decades. Radiotherapy is an integral component of multimodal treatment concepts used in curative and palliative intention in numerous clinical situations from precursor lesions such as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to advanced breast cancer. This review addresses current controversial topics in radiotherapy with special consideration of DCIS, accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) and regional nodal irradiation (RNI) and provides an update on the clinical practice guidelines of the Breast Cancer Expert Panel of the German Society of Radiation Oncology (DEGRO)...
January 23, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114913/recovery-and-decision-making-involvement-in-people-with-severe-mental-illness-from-six-countries-a-prospective-observational-study
#8
Sabine Loos, Eleanor Clarke, Harriet Jordan, Bernd Puschner, Andrea Fiorillo, Mario Luciano, Tibor Ivánka, Erzsébet Magyar, Malene Krogsgaard-Bording, Helle Østermark-Sørensen, Wulf Rössler, Wolfram Kawohl, Benjamin Mayer, Mike Slade
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision-making is the vehicle of health care provision, and level of involvement predicts implementation and satisfaction. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of decision-making experience on recovery. METHODS: Data derived from an observational cohort study "Clinical decision making and outcome in routine care for people with severe mental illness" (CEDAR). Adults (aged 18-60) meeting standardised criteria for severe mental illness were recruited from caseloads of outpatient and community mental health services in six European countries...
January 23, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113111/stability-and-change-in-reported-age-of-onset-of-depression-back-pain-and-smoking-over-29-years-in-a-prospective-cohort-study
#9
Diana Paksarian, Lihong Cui, Jules Angst, Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Wulf Rössler, Kathleen R Merikangas
Accurate age of onset (AOO) measurement is vital to etiologic and preventive research. While AOO reports are known to be subject to recall error, few population-based studies have been used to investigate agreement in AOO reports over more than a decade. We examined AOO reports for depression, back/neck pain, and daily smoking, in a population-based cohort spanning 29 years. A stratified sample of participants from Zurich, Switzerland (n = 591) completed a psychiatric and physical health interview 7 times between 1979, at ages 20 (males) and 21 (females), and 2008...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107369/impact-of-donor-activating-kir-genes-on-hsct-outcome-in-c1-ligand-negative-myeloid-disease-patients-transplanted-with-unrelated-donors-a-retrospective-study
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Christine Neuchel, Daniel Fürst, Dietger Niederwieser, Donald Bunjes, Chrysanthi Tsamadou, Gerald Wulf, Michael Pfreundschuh, Eva Wagner, Gernot Stuhler, Hermann Einsele, Hubert Schrezenmeier, Joannis Mytilineos
Natural Killer cells (NK) are lymphocytes with the potential to recognize and lyse cells which escaped T-cell mediated lysis due to their aberrant HLA expression profiles. Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) influence NK-cell activity by mediation of activating or inhibitory signals upon interaction with HLA-C (C1, C2) ligands. Therefore, absence of ligands for donor inhibitory KIRs following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may have an influence on its outcome. Previous studies showed that C1 negative patients have a decreased HSCT outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098598/science-of-intracrinology-in-postmenopausal-women
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Fernand Labrie, Alain Bélanger, Georges Pelletier, Céline Martel, David F Archer, Wulf H Utian
OBJECTIVE: To illustrate the marked differences between classical endocrinology that distributes hormones to all tissues of the body through the bloodstream and the science of intracrinology, whereby each cell of each peripheral tissue makes a small and appropriate amount of estrogens and androgens from the inactive precursor dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), DHEA being mainly of adrenal origin. Because only the inactivated sex steroids are released in the blood, influence in the other tissues is avoided...
January 16, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098197/dantrolene-versus-amiodarone-for-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-randomized-double-blinded-experimental-study
#12
Thomas Wiesmann, Dennik Freitag, Wolfgang Dersch, Daphne Eschbach, Marc Irqsusi, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Hinnerk Wulf, Carsten Feldmann
Dantrolene was introduced for treatment of malignant hyperthermia. It also has antiarrhythmic properties and may thus be an alternative to amiodarone for the treatment of ventricular fibrillation (VF). Aim of this study was to compare the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) with dantrolene and amiodarone in a pig model of cardiac arrest. VF was induced in anesthetized pigs. After 8 min of untreated VF, chest compressions and ventilation were started and one of the drugs (amiodarone 5 mg kg(-1), dantrolene 2...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096533/impact-of-pretreatment-characteristics-and-salvage-strategy-on-outcome-in-patients-with-relapsed-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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R F Schlenk, P Frech, D Weber, P Brossart, H-A Horst, D Kraemer, G Held, M Ringhoffer, A Burchardt, G Kobbe, K Götze, D Nachbaur, T Fischer, M Lübbert, H R Salih, H Salwender, G Wulf, E Koller, M Wattad, W Fiedler, S Kremers, H Kirchen, B Hertenstein, P Paschka, V I Gaidzik, V Teleanu, M Heuser, F Thol, K Döhner, J Krauter, A Ganser, H Döhner
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 18 January 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.22.
January 18, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094222/recent-developments-in-the-isolation-biological-function-biosynthesis-and-synthesis-of-phenazine-natural-products
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REVIEW
Nikolaus Guttenberger, Wulf Blankenfeldt, Rolf Breinbauer
Phenazines are natural products which are produced by bacteria or by archaeal Methanosarcina species. The tricyclic ring system enables redox processes, which producing organisms use for oxidation of NADH or for the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), giving them advantages over other microorganisms. In this review we summarize the progress in the field since 2005 regarding the isolation of new phenazine natural products, new insights in their biological function, and particularly the now almost completely understood biosynthesis...
January 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093604/pretreatment-with-5-fluorouracil-cream-enhances-the-efficacy-of-daylight-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-for-actinic-keratosis
#15
Christoffer V Nissen, Ida Marie Heerfordt, Stine R Wiegell, Carsten S Mikkelsen, Hans C Wulf
The efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with methyl aminolevulinate is reduced when treating actinic keratosis (AK) on the extremities in comparison with the face and scalp. Studies indicate that PDT efficacy can be improved by combining PDT with other treatment modalities. This randomized intra-individual study investigated whether pretreatment with topical 5% 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) enhanced the treatment efficacy of daylight-mediated PDT in 24 patients with AKs on the hands. One hand of each patient was given 7 days of pretreatment with 5-FU twice daily before daylight-PDT, whereas the other hand was treated with daylight-PDT alone...
January 17, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089598/impact-of-focused-intraoperative-transthoracic-echocardiography-by-anesthesiologists-on-management-in-hemodynamically-unstable-high-risk-noncardiac-surgery-patients
#16
Thomas Kratz, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Maik Exner, Marco Campo Dell Orto, Nina Timmesfeld, Caroline Kratz, Martin Skrodzki, Hinnerk Wulf, Martin Zoremba
OBJECTIVES: Focused transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is used perioperatively for surgical patients. Intraoperative application of TTE is feasible, but its benefits remain unclear. The intention of this study was to investigate the effect of intraoperative TTE on the management of high-risk noncardiac surgery patients. DESIGN: A prospective interventional study. SETTING: Single-center university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty consecutive hemodynamically unstable high-risk patients anesthetized for noncardiac surgery...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087004/gimme-a-complex-resident-mononuclear-phagocytes-in-the-kidney-as-monitors-of-circulating-antigens-and-immune-complexes
#17
Wulf Tonnus, Christian Hugo, Andreas Linkermann
Over the past decade, researchers have made substantial progress in characterizing a network of mononuclear phagocytes in the kidney, which variously have been referred to as resident macrophages or dendritic cells. Two recent studies, published in Cell and Kidney International, have identified these resident macrophages/dendritic cells as local immune monitors of peritubular capillaries for circulating antigens and immune complexes. These cells appear to represent an early line of defense against circulating infectious particles and immune complexes, but the resulting inflammatory response may also contribute to interstitial inflammation and kidney disease progression...
February 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078206/infectious-atopic-and-inflammatory-diseases-childhood-adversities-and-familial-aggregation-are-independently-associated-with-the-risk-for-mental-disorders-results-from-a-large-swiss-epidemiological-study
#18
Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Aleksandra Aleksandrowicz, Stephanie Rodgers, Margot Mutsch, Anja Tesic, Mario Müller, Wolfram Kawohl, Wulf Rössler, Erich Seifritz, Enrique Castelao, Marie-Pierre F Strippoli, Caroline Vandeleur, Roland von Känel, Rosa Paolicelli, Markus A Landolt, Cornelia Witthauer, Roselind Lieb, Martin Preisig
AIM: To examine the associations between mental disorders and infectious, atopic, inflammatory diseases while adjusting for other risk factors. METHODS: We used data from PsyCoLaus, a large Swiss Population Cohort Study (n = 3720; age range 35-66). Lifetime diagnoses of mental disorders were grouped into the following categories: Neurodevelopmental, anxiety (early and late onset), mood and substance disorders. They were regressed on infectious, atopic and other inflammatory diseases adjusting for sex, educational level, familial aggregation, childhood adversities and traumatic experiences in childhood...
December 22, 2016: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076875/muss-metformin-wegen-der-gefahr-der-laktatazidose-48%C3%A2-h-vor-op-abgesetzt-werden
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REVIEW
Hinnerk Wulf, Leopold Eberhart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071193/screening-of-esbl-producing-enterobacteriacae-concomitant-with-low-degree-of-transmission-in-intensive-care-and-bone-marrow-transplant-units
#20
Giuseppe Valenza, Monika Schulze, Petra Friedrich, Wulf Schneider-Brachert, Thomas Holzmann, Silke Nickel, Verena Lehner-Reindl, Christiane Höller
BACKGROUND: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are spreading worldwide in both hospital and community settings. In this study, the molecular epidemiology and the transmission modalities of ESBL-E in intensive care- and bone marrow transplant were investigated. METHODS: All patients included in this study were screened for presence of ESBL-E on admission and weekly. Relevant β-lactamase genes were identified by PCR and sequencing...
January 10, 2017: Infectious Diseases
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