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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531891/dual-inhibition-of-egfr-and-vegf-in-heavily-pretreated-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Finn Ole Larsen, Alice Markussen, Dorte Nielsen, Bonnie Colville-Ebeling, Lene B Riis, Benny V Jensen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combining irinotecan, bevacizumab, and cetuximab/panitumumab as a 4th-line treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. METHODS: All patients had KRAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer and had previously received fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin, irinotecan, and cetuximab/panitumumab in a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd line setting. Most patients had previously received bevacizumab as well...
May 23, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531858/combined-acid-alkaline-peroxide-pretreatment-of-olive-tree-biomass-for-bioethanol-production
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José Carlos Martínez-Patiño, Encarnación Ruiz, Inmaculada Romero, Cristóbal Cara, Juan Carlos López-Linares, Eulogio Castro
Olive tree biomass (OTB) can be used for producing second generation bioethanol. In this work, extracted OTB was subjected to fractionation using a sequential acid/alkaline oxidative pretreatment. In the first acid stage, the effects of sulfuric acid concentration and reaction times at 130°C were investigated. Up to 71% solubilization of hemicellulosic sugars was achieved under optimized conditions (2.4% H2SO4, 84min). In the second stage, the influence of hydrogen peroxide concentration and process time were evaluated at 80°C...
April 28, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531852/two-step-sequential-pretreatment-for-the-enhanced-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-coffee-spent-waste
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Rajeev Ravindran, Swarna Jaiswal, Nissreen Abu-Ghannam, Amit K Jaiswal
In the present study, eight different pretreatments of varying nature (physical, chemical and physico-chemical) followed by a sequential, combinatorial pretreatment strategy was applied to spent coffee waste to attain maximum sugar yield. Pretreated samples were analysed for total reducing sugar, individual sugars and generation of inhibitory compounds such as furfural and hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF) which can hinder microbial growth and enzyme activity. Native spent coffee waste was high in hemicellulose content...
May 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531850/in-situ-injection-of-potassium-hydroxide-into-briquetted-wheat-straw-and-meadow-grass-effect-on-biomethane-production
#4
Lu Feng, Veronica Moset, Wanwu Li, Chang Chen, Henrik Bjarne Møller
Alkaline pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass has been intensively investigated but heavy water usage and environmental pollution from wastewater limits its industrial application. This study presents a pretreatment technique by in-situ injection of potassium hydroxide concentrations ranging from 0.8% to 10% (w/w) into the briquetting process of wheat straw and meadow grass. Results show that the biomethane yield and hydrolysis rate was improved significantly with a higher impact on wheat straw compared to meadow grass...
May 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531844/development-of-an-uplc-ms-ms-method-for-simultaneous-quantitation-of-11-d-amino-acids-in-different-regions-of-rat-brain-application-to-a-study-on-the-associations-of-d-amino-acid-concentration-changes-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#5
Zhe Li, Yuping Xing, Xingjie Guo, Yan Cui
There are significant differences in d-amino acid concentrations between healthy people and Alzheimer's disease patients. In order to investigate the potential correlation between d-amino acids and Alzheimer's disease, a simple and sensitive ultra high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method has been developed. The method was applied to simultaneous determination of 11 d-amino acids in different regions of rat brain. Rat brain homogenates were firstly pretreated with protein precipitation procedure and then derivatized with (S)-N-(4-nitrophenoxycarbonyl) phenylalanine methoxyethyl ester [(S)-NIFE]...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531812/macrophages-produce-il-33-by-activating-mapk-signaling-pathway-during-rsv-infection
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Feifei Qi, Song Bai, Dandan Wang, Lei Xu, Haiyan Hu, Sheng Zeng, Ruonan Chai, Beixing Liu
It has been reported that RSV infection can enhance IL-33 production in lung macrophages. However, little is known about specific signaling pathways for activation of macrophages during RSV infection. In the present study, by using real-time RT-PCR as well as western blot assay, it became clear that RSV infection can enhance not only the expression of mRNAs for MAPK molecules (including p38, JNK1/2, and ERK1/2), but also the levels of MAPK proteins in lung macrophages as well as RAW264.7 cells. Furthermore, infection with RSV resulted in an increased level of phosphorylated MAPK proteins in RAW264...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529744/prognostic-effect-of-serum-c-reactive-protein-kinetics-on-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-sunitinib
#7
Tetsuo Fujita, Ken-Ichi Tabata, Daisuke Ishii, Kazumasa Matsumoto, Kazunari Yoshida, Masatsugu Iwamura
C-reactive protein (CRP) is an independent prognostic factor for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic effect of pretreatment serum CRP level and CRP kinetics on patients with advanced RCC treated with sunitinib. A total of 56 consecutive patients with advanced RCC treated with sunitinib between December, 2008 and December, 2012 were enrolled in the present study. The patients were retrospectively divided into 3 cohorts according to pretreatment serum CRP level and CRP kinetics: i) Normal CRP cohort (pretreatment CRP ≤0...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529675/role-of-dissociatively-adsorbed-water-on-the-formation-of-shallow-trapped-electrons-in-tio2-photocatalysts
#8
Anton Litke, Emiel J M Hensen, Jan P Hofmann
The mismatch between short lifetimes of free charge carriers and slow kinetics of surface redox reactions substantially limits the efficiency of most photocatalytic systems. Hence, the knowledge of trapping and recombination of photogenerated electrons and holes at different time scales is key for a rational optimization of photocatalytic materials. In this study, we used subsecond time-resolved diffuse-reflectance FTIR spectroscopy to investigate how energy and intensity of the incident irradiation affect the dynamics of photogenerated charge carriers in TiO2 P25 photocatalysts subjected to different pretreatments and how shallow trapped electrons (STE) are formed under these conditions...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529638/cxcr4-directed-endoradiotherapy-induces-high-response-rates-in-extramedullary-relapsed-multiple-myeloma
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Constantin Lapa, Ken Herrmann, Andreas Schirbel, Heribert Hänscheid, Katharina Lückerath, Margret Schottelius, Malte Kircher, Rudolf A Werner, Martin Schreder, Samuel Samnick, Saskia Kropf, Stefan Knop, Andreas K Buck, Hermann Einsele, Hans-Juergen Wester, K Martin Kortüm
C-X-C-motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a key factor for tumor growth and metastasis in several types of human cancer. We have recently reported promising first-in-man experience with CXCR4-directed endoradiotherapy (ERT) in multiple myeloma (MM). Eight heavily pretreated MM patients underwent a total of 10 ERT cycles (7 patients with 1 cycle and a single patient with 3 cycles). ERT was administered in combination with chemotherapy and autologous stem cell support. End points were occurrence and timing of adverse events, progression-free and overall survival...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529611/long-term-patterns-of-regional-failure-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-following-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
#10
Fen Xue, Chaosu Hu, Xiayun He
PURPOSE: To analyze the long-term patterns of regional failure following intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2010, 275 non-metastatic NPC patients treated with IMRT were retrospectively enrolled. Patients staged as II (lymph nodes measuring 4 or more cm in diameter), III or IV also received chemotherapy. Failures were assessed as in-field or out-field relative to the pretreatment planning computed tomography data sets...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529610/foretinib-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-inhibiting-phosphorylation-of-c-met
#11
Guang-Zong Chen, Wang-Shu Dai, Hong-Cheng Zhu, Hong-Mei Song, Xi Yang, Yuan-Dong Wang, Hua Min, Qian Lu, Shu Liu, Xin-Chen Sun, Xiao-Ning Zeng
As a crucial event involved in the metastasis and relapse of esophageal cancer, c-Met overexpression has been considered as one of the culprits responsible for the failure in patients who received radiochemotherapy. Since c-Met has been confirmed to be pivotal for cell survival, proliferation and migration, little is known about its impact on the regulation of radiosensitivity in esophageal cancer. The present study investigated the radiosensitization effects of c-Met inhibitor foretinib in ECA-109 and TE-13 cell lines...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529609/is-pretreatment-epstein-barr-virus-dna-still-associated-with-6-year-survival-outcomes-in-locoregionally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Ya-Nan Jin, Ji-Jin Yao, Fan Zhang, Si-Yang Wang, Wang-Jian Zhang, Guan-Qun Zhou, Zhen-Yu Qi, Ying Sun
Purpose: The objective of this study was to confirm the association between pretreatment Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA (pre-DNA) load and survival outcomes after long-term follow-up in patients with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC). Materials and Methods: Between November 2009 and February 2012, a total of 1036 patients with LA-NPC were enrolled. There were 762 patients in stage III and 274 in stage IVA-B. All patients were treated with radical radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy, and pre-DNA concentrations were quantified by a polymerase chain reaction assay...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529607/influence-of-cervical-node-necrosis-of-different-grades-on-the-prognosis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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Lu-Lu Zhang, Jia-Xiang Li, Guan-Qun Zhou, Ling-Long Tang, Jun Ma, Ai-Hua Lin, Zhen-Yu Qi, Ying Sun
Background: To analyze the prognostic value of cervical node necrosis (CNN) observed on pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Patients and Methods: The medical records of 1423 NPC patients with cervical node metastasis who underwent IMRT were retrospectively reviewed. Lymph nodes in the axial plane of pretreatment MRI were classified as follows: grade 0 CNN, no hypodense zones; grade 1 CNN, ≤33% areas showing hypodense zones; and grade 2, >33% areas showing hypodense zones...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529582/angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-induce-autophagy-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Yunseo Woo, Yu-Jin Jung
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are anti-hypertensive drugs that competitively inhibit the binding of angiotensin II to its receptor, resulting in blood vessel dilation and the reduction of blood pressure. These antagonists are also known as sartans, and are a group of pharmaceuticals that possess tetrazole or imidazole groups. In the present study, the anticancer and antimetastatic effects of the ARBs fimasartan, losartan, eprosartan and valsartan on the human prostate cancer PC-3, DU-145 and LNCap-LN3 cell lines were investigated in vitro...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529550/hormonoresistance-in-advanced-breast-cancer-a-new-revolution-in-endocrine-therapy
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REVIEW
Paule Augereau, Anne Patsouris, Emmanuelle Bourbouloux, Carole Gourmelon, Sophie Abadie Lacourtoisie, Dominique Berton Rigaud, Patrick Soulié, Jean Sebastien Frenel, Mario Campone
Endocrine therapy is the mainstay of treatment of estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer with an overall survival benefit. However, some adaptive mechanisms in the tumor emerge leading to the development of a resistance to this therapy. A better characterization of this process is needed to overcome this resistance and to develop new tailored therapies. Mechanisms of resistance to hormone therapy result in activation of transduction signal pathways, including the cell cycle regulation with cyclin D/CDK4/6/Rb pathway...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529543/pilot-scale-steam-explosion-pretreatment-with-2-naphthol-to-overcome-high-softwood-recalcitrance
#16
Thomas Pielhop, Janick Amgarten, Michael H Studer, Philipp Rudolf von Rohr
BACKGROUND: Steam explosion pretreatment has been examined in many studies for enhancing the enzymatic digestibility of lignocellulosic biomass and is currently the most common pretreatment method in commercial biorefineries. It is however not effective for overcoming the extremely high recalcitrance of softwood to biochemical conversion. Recent fundamental research in small-scale liquid hot water pretreatment has shown, though, that the addition of a carbocation scavenger like 2-naphthol can prevent lignin repolymerization and thus enhance the enzymatic digestibility of softwood cellulose...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529452/estradiol-suppresses-tlr4-triggered-apoptosis-of-decidual-stromal-cells-and-drives-an-anti-inflammatory-th2-shift-by-activating-sgk1
#17
Yiyun Lou, Minhao Hu, Qijing Wang, Mu Yuan, Ning Wang, Fang Le, Lejun Li, Shisi Huang, Liya Wang, Xiangrong Xu, Fan Jin
A pro-inflammatory cytokine profile at the feto-maternal interface may predispose immune maladaptation notably in early miscarriages. We investigated the involvement of estradiol (E2)-activated serum-glucocorticoid regulated kinase 1 (SGK1) in preserving the tolerogenic and pro-survival intrauterine microenvironment beneficial to gestation maintenance. Decidual SGK1 was down-regulated in early miscarriage, consistent with the lower serum E2 concentration seen in pregnancy loss. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/Toll-like receptors 4 (TLR4) signaling induced apoptosis and the pro-inflammatory T helper type (TH) 1 response of decidual stromal cells (DSCs) were associated with miscarriage...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529240/protective-effects-of-curcumin-on-manganese-induced-bv-2-microglial-cell-death
#18
Euteum Park, Hong Sung Chun
Curcumin, a bioactive component in tumeric, has been shown to exert antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, hepatoprotective, and neuroprotective effects, but the effects of curcumin against manganese (Mn)-mediated neurotoxicity have not been studied. This study examined the protective effects of curcumin on Mn-induced cytotoxicity in BV-2 microglial cells. Curcumin (0.1-10 μM) dose-dependently prevented Mn (250 μM)-induced cell death. Mn-induced mitochondria-related apoptotic characteristics, such as caspase-3 and -9 activation, cytochrome c release, Bax increase, and Bcl-2 decrease, were significantly suppressed by curcumin...
May 20, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529178/anti-inflammatory-activities-of-compounds-from-twigs-of-morus-alba
#19
Huynh Nguyen Khanh Tran, Van Thu Nguyen, Jeong Ah Kim, Seong Soo Rho, Mi Hee Woo, Jae Sui Choi, Jeong-Hyung Lee, Byung Sun Min
Five new compounds, 10-oxomornigrol F (1), (7″R)-(-)-6-(7″-hydroxy-3″,8″-dimethyl-2″,8″-octadien-1″-yl)apigenin (2), ramumorin A (3), ramumorin B (4), and (4S,7S,8R)-trihydroxyoctadeca-5Z-enoic acid (5), together with 31 known compounds (6-36), were isolated from the twigs of Morus alba (Moraceae). The chemical structures of these compounds were established using spectroscopic analyses, 1D and 2D NMR, high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (HRESIMS), and Mosher's methods. The anti-inflammatory activities of the compounds were evaluated by investigating their ability to inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced nitric oxide (NO) production in macrophage RAW 264...
May 18, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528789/mixed-culture-h2-fermentation-performance-and-the-relation-between-microbial-community-composition-and-hydraulic-retention-times-for-a-fixed-bed-reactor-fed-with-galactose-glucose-mixtures
#20
Parthiban Anburajan, Jong-Hun Park, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Chang-Su Choi, Sang-Hyoun Kim
This study examined the mesophilic continuous biohydrogen fermentation from galactose and glucose mixture with an initial substrate concentration of 15 g/L (galactose 12 g/L and glucose 3 g/L) as a resembling carbon source of pretreated red algal hydrolyzate. A fixed bed reactor was fed with the sugar mixture at various hydraulic retention times (HRTs) ranging 12 to 1.5 h. The maximum hydrogen production rate of 52.6 L/L-d was found at 2 h HRT, while the maximum hydrogen yield of 2.3±0.1 mol/mol hexoseadded, was achieved at 3 h HRT...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
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