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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338656/focal-adhesion-kinase-depletion-reduces-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-growth-by-repressing-enhancer-of-zeste-homolog-2
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Daniela Gnani, Ilaria Romito, Simona Artuso, Marco Chierici, Cristiano De Stefanis, Nadia Panera, Annalisa Crudele, Sara Ceccarelli, Elena Carcarino, Valentina D'Oria, Manuela Porru, Ezio Giorda, Karin Ferrari, Luca Miele, Erica Villa, Clara Balsano, Diego Pasini, Cesare Furlanello, Franco Locatelli, Valerio Nobili, Rossella Rota, Carlo Leonetti, Anna Alisi
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer in humans. The focal adhesion tyrosine kinase (FAK) is often over-expressed in human HCC and FAK inhibition may reduce HCC cell invasiveness. However, the anti-oncogenic effect of FAK knockdown in HCC cells remains to be clarified. We found that FAK depletion in HCC cells reduced in vitro and in vivo tumorigenicity, by inducing G2/M arrest and apoptosis, decreasing anchorage-independent growth, and modulating the expression of several cancer-related genes...
March 24, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338235/overexpression-of-hsa-mir-320-is-associated-with-invasion-and-metastasis-of-ovarian-cancer
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Wei Wang, Juan Yang, Yuan-Yuan Xiang, Jie Pi, Jiang Bian
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common malignant tumor of female genital organs which ranks the third morbidity. We aimed to provide a better understanding of the mechanism of invasion and metastasis of ovarian cancer. The ovarian cancer samples were downloaded from GEO. Then clustering was performed to classify the stage of miRNAs based on the difference of prognosis and metastasis. Furthermore, the miRNAs model was build and the survival analysis processes was performed to observe the influence on prognosis, invasion and metastasis...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336784/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-fingolimod-treatment-on-microglial-activation-using-serial-pet-imaging-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Marcus Sucksdorff, Eero Rissanen, Jouni Tuisku, Salla Nuutinen, Teemu Paavilainen, Johanna Rokka, Juha Rinne, Laura Airas
Traditionally, multiple sclerosis (MS) has been considered a white matter (WM) disease with focal inflammatory lesions. It is, however, becoming clear that significant pathology, such as microglial activation, also takes place outside the plaque areas, i.e. in areas of normal appearing white matter (NAWM) and gray matter (GM). Microglial activation can be detected in vivo using an 18 kDa translocator protein (TSPO) binding radioligands and positron emission tomography (PET). It is unknown whether fingolimod affects microglial activation in MS...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335748/steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-as-the-initial-presentation-of-nail-patella-syndrome-a-case-of-a-de-novo-lmx1b-mutation
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Tomohiro Nakata, Ryo Ishida, Yuu Mihara, Atsuko Fujii, Yoshimoto Inoue, Tetsuro Kusaba, Tsuyoshi Isojima, Yutaka Harita, Chiaki Kanda, Sachiko Kitanaka, Keiichi Tamagaki
BACKGROUND: Nail-patella syndrome (NPS) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the LMX1B gene and is characterized by nail dysplasia, skeletal abnormalities, and nephropathy. We herein report a case of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) prior to overt orthopedic symptoms in a patient with NPS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old woman presented to our hospital with knee pain. She had poorly developed nails, hypoplastic patellas, dislocation of the elbows, and iliac horns in the pelvis...
March 23, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333640/integrated-hifu-drive-system-on-a-chip-for-cmut-based-catheter-ablation-system
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Omid Farhanieh, Ali Sahafi, Rupak Bardhan Roy, Arif Sanli Ergun, Ayhan Bozkurt
Conventional High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a therapeutic modality which is extracorporeally administered. In applications where a relatively small HIFU lesion is required, an intravascular HIFU probe can be deployed to the ablation site. In this paper, we demonstrate the design and implementation a fully integrated HIFU drive system on a chip to be placed on a 6 Fr catheter probe. An 8-element capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer (CMUT) ring array of 2 mm diameter has been used as the ultrasound source...
March 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331977/role-of-plasma-membrane-associated-akaps-for-the-regulation-of-cardiac-ik1-current-by-protein-kinase-a
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Claudia Seyler, Daniel Scherer, Christoph Köpple, Martin Kulzer, Sevil Korkmaz, Panagiotis Xynogalos, Dierk Thomas, Ziya Kaya, Eberhard Scholz, Johannes Backs, Christoph Karle, Hugo A Katus, Edgar Zitron
The cardiac IK1 current stabilizes the resting membrane potential of cardiomyocytes. Protein kinase A (PKA) induces an inhibition of IK1 current which strongly promotes focal arrhythmogenesis. The molecular mechanisms underlying this regulation have only partially been elucidated yet. Furthermore, the role of A-kinase anchoring proteins (AKAPs) in this regulation has not been examined to date. The objective of this project was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the inhibition of IK1 by PKA and to identify novel molecular targets for antiarrhythmic therapy downstream β-adrenoreceptors...
March 22, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331947/-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-brain-tumors
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P Ditter, E Hattingen
BACKGROUND: Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) under consideration of clinical information enables the correct diagnosis and therapy for the majority of cerebral space-occupying lesions. Some important differential diagnoses, e. g. low vs. high-grade tumors, require additional MRI methods. OBJECTIVE: This article critically discusses the importance of magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) in brain tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The concentration of normal and pathological brain metabolites can be non-invasively measured by (1)H-MRS...
March 22, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330960/a-multi-institutional-study-of-brainstem-gliomas-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Jasia Mahdi, Amish C Shah, Aimee Sato, Stephanie M Morris, Robert C McKinstry, Robert Listernick, Roger J Packer, Michael J Fisher, David H Gutmann
OBJECTIVE: To define the clinical and radiologic features of brainstem gliomas (BSGs) in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional study of 133 children with NF1 and concurrent BSGs cared for at 4 NF1 referral centers. BSG was determined using radiographic criteria. Age at diagnosis, tumor location and appearance, clinical symptoms, treatment, and presence of a concurrent optic pathway glioma were assessed...
March 22, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329395/long-term-symptom-improvement-and-patient-satisfaction-following-catheter-ablation-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-insights-from-the-german-ablation-registry
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Johannes Brachmann, Thorsten Lewalter, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Dietrich Andresen, Stephan Willems, Stefan G Spitzer, Florian Straube, Burghard Schumacher, Lars Eckardt, Dejan Danilovic, Dierk Thomas, Matthias Hochadel, Jochen Senges
Aims: To analyse outcomes of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) ablations performed within a prospective German Ablation Quality Registry. Methods and results: Data from 12 566 patients who underwent catheter ablation of SVT between January 2007 and January 2010 to treat atrial fibrillation (AFIB, 37.2% of procedures), atrial flutter (AFL, 29.9%), atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT, 23.2%), atrioventricular re-entrant tachycardia (6.3%), and focal atrial tachycardia (AT, 3...
March 17, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328941/cynomolgus-monkeys-are-successfully-and-persistently-infected-with-hepatitis-e-virus-genotype-3-hev-3-after-long-term-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Noemi Rovaris Gardinali, Juliana Rodrigues Guimarães, Juliana Gil Melgaço, Yohan Britto Kevorkian, Fernanda de Oliveira Bottino, Yasmine Rangel Vieira, Aline Campos de Azevedo da Silva, Douglas Pereira Pinto, Laís Bastos da Fonseca, Leandro Schiavo Vilhena, Edilson Uiechi, Maria Cristina Carlan da Silva, Julio Moran, Renato Sérgio Marchevsky, Oswaldo Gonçalves Cruz, Rodrigo Alejandro Arellano Otonel, Amauri Alcindo Alfieri, Jaqueline Mendes de Oliveira, Ana Maria Coimbra Gaspar, Marcelo Alves Pinto
Epidemiological studies found that hepatitis E virus genotype 3 (HEV-3) infection was associated with chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in immunocompromised patients. Our study aimed to investigate the relationship between the host immunosuppressive status and the occurrence of HEV-related chronic hepatitis. Here we describe a successful experimental study, using cynomolgus monkeys previously treated with tacrolimus, a potent calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant, and infected with a Brazilian HEV-3 strain isolated from naturally infected pigs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327948/three-or-more-courses-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-patients-with-multiply-recurrent-brain-metastases
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Rupesh Kotecha, Nicholas Damico, Jacob A Miller, John H Suh, Erin S Murphy, Chandana A Reddy, Gene H Barnett, Michael A Vogelbaum, Lilyana Angelov, Alireza M Mohammadi, Samuel T Chao
BACKGROUND: Although patients with brain metastasis are treated with primary stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), the use of salvage therapies and their consequence remains understudied. OBJECTIVE: To study the intracranial recurrence patterns and salvage therapies for patients who underwent multiple SRS courses. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 59 patients with brain metastases who underwent ≥3 SRS courses for new lesions. Cox regression analyzed factors predictive for overall survival...
February 4, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327927/pineoblastoma-the-experience-at-st-jude-children-s-research-hospital
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Kara A Parikh, Garrett T Venable, Brent A Orr, Asim F Choudhri, Frederick A Boop, Amar J Gajjar, Paul Klimo
BACKGROUND: Pineoblastomas are rare, supratentorial, primitive neuroectodermal tumors. OBJECTIVE: To document outcomes with multimodal therapy and evaluate the impact that the degree of surgical resection has on outcome. METHODS: A departmental brain tumor database was queried to identify all patients with pathologically proven pineoblastoma who were treated from January 1997 to June 2015 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For each patient, we recorded demographic, pathological, radiological, surgical, and clinical follow-up data...
March 15, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325846/soluble-flt1-gene-therapy-alleviates-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-severity
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Wan Zhu, Fanxia Shen, Lei Mao, Lei Zhan, Shuai Kang, Zhengda Sun, Jeffrey Nelson, Rui Zhang, Dingquan Zou, Cameron M McDougall, Michael T Lawton, Thiennu H Vu, Zhijian Wu, Abraham Scaria, Peter Colosi, John Forsayeth, Hua Su
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain arteriovenous malformation (bAVM) is an important risk factor for intracranial hemorrhage. Current therapies are associated with high morbidities. Excessive vascular endothelial growth factor has been implicated in bAVM pathophysiology. Because soluble FLT1 binds to vascular endothelial growth factor with high affinity, we tested intravenous delivery of an adeno-associated viral vector serotype-9 expressing soluble FLT1 (AAV9-sFLT1) to alleviate the bAVM phenotype...
March 21, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325196/management-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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REVIEW
Emily Z Keung, Chandrajit P Raut
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. The stomach is the most common site of origin. Management of GISTs changed after the introduction of molecularly targeted therapies. Although the only potentially curative treatment of resectable primary GISTs is surgery, recurrence is common. Patients with primary GISTs at intermediate or high risk of recurrence should receive imatinib postoperatively. Imatinib is also first-line therapy for advanced disease...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323244/itraq-based-differential-proteomic-analysis-in-mongolian-gerbil-brains-chronically-infected-with-toxoplasma-gondii
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Lin Lv, Yapei Wang, Weili Feng, Jorge A Hernandez, Wanyi Huang, Yuxiang Zheng, Xue Zhou, Shumei Lv, Yajun Chen, Zi-Guo Yuan
The aim of our study was to detect differentially regulated proteins and specific signaling pathways in Mongolian gerbil brains during chronic Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii) PRU strain infection. We use a iTRAQ-based strategy to detecte 4935 proteins, out of which 110 proteins were differentially expressed (>/=2.0-fold, p value <0.05) when the brain of gerbils infected with T.gondii was compared to control brain tissues. We confirmed the authenticity and the accuracy of iTRAQ results through quantitative real-time PCR and western blot (WB), which was consistent with mass spectrometry analysis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321331/ct-patterns-of-organizing-pneumonia-in-patients-treated-with-vegf-mtor-inhibitors-for-metastatic-renal-cell-cancer-an-observational-study
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Sabine Dettmer, Viktor Grünwald, Thomas Fuehner, Arnold Ganser, Frank Wacker, Philipp Ivanyi, Thomas Rodt
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapies are the standard treatment in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and are known to cause adverse pulmonary events. Organizing pneumonia (OP) with its various manifestations in computed tomography (CT) has therefore lately received more attention. PURPOSE: To describe the spectrum of CT patterns of OP in patients with mRCC receiving targeted therapies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventeen patients with known therapy-related OP were analyzed retrospectively by two blinded radiologists in consensus...
February 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321320/calcineurin-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Louis-Philippe Laurin, Patrick H Nachman, Bethany J Foster
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is the most common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Glucocorticoids have been evaluated in the treatment of primary FSGS in numerous retrospective studies. Evidence suggesting a role for including calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in early therapy remains limited. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature examining the efficacy of CNIs in the treatment of primary FSGS both as first-line therapy and as an adjunctive agent in steroid-resistant patients, with respect to remission in proteinuria and renal survival...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319954/comparison-of-initial-vasopressors-used-for-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Bhaskar Roy, Louise D McCullough, Rajat Dhar, James Grady, Yu-Bo Wang, Robert J Brown
BACKGROUND: The main reason for morbidity after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). The mainstay of medical therapy for treating DCI is induced hypertension with vasopressors to restore cerebral perfusion. Both phenylephrine (PE) and norepinephrine (NE) are commonly used for induced hypertension, but the impact of the initial choice of vasopressor on the efficacy, adverse effects, or outcome after hemodynamic therapy for DCI is unknown. METHODS: Sixty-three patients with aSAH between January 2012 and October 2014, who developed DCI (defined as new focal deficit or decline in Glasgow Coma Score) and in which PE (n = 45) or NE (n = 18) treatment was initiated were evaluated in this retrospective study...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319248/cyclic-tensile-strain-enhances-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-smad-2-3-activation-and-tenogenic-differentiation-in-anisotropic-collagen-glycosaminoglycan-scaffolds
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W G Grier, A S Moy, B A Harley
Stem cell research arose from the need to explore new therapeutic possibilities for intractable and lethal diseases. Although musculoskeletal disorders are basically nonlethal, their high prevalence and relative ease of performing clinical trials have facilitated the clinical application of stem cells in this field. However, few reliable clinical studies have been published, despite the plethora of in vitro and preclinical studies in stem cell research for regenerative medicine in the musculoskeletal system...
March 20, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318916/radiation-free-3d-head-shape-and-volume-evaluation-after-endoscopically-assisted-strip-craniectomy-followed-by-helmet-therapy-for-trigonocephaly
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Guido de Jong, Manon Tolhuisen, Jene Meulstee, Ferdi van der Heijden, Erik van Lindert, Wilfred Borstlap, Thomas Maal, Hans Delye
INTRODUCTION: Radiation-free 3D post-operative sequential follow-up in craniosynostosis is hindered by the lack of consistent markers restricting evaluation to subjective comparison. However, using the computed cranial focal point (CCFP), it is possible to perform correct sequential image superposition and objective evaluation. We used this technique for mean volume and shape change evaluation of the head utilizing 3D photos after endoscopically assisted trigonocephaly surgery. METHODS: We performed a mean head shape and volume evaluation on age grouped 3D photos (n = 86) of children who underwent endoscopically assisted strip craniectomy with helmet therapy...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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