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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743165/prognostic-factors-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-blast-phase-in-the-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-era-cohort-study-of-477-patients
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Preetesh Jain, Hagop M Kantarjian, Ahmad Ghorab, Koji Sasaki, Elias J Jabbour, Graciela Nogueras Gonzalez, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, Ghayas C Issa, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Devendra Kc, Sara Dellasala, Sherry Pierce, Marina Konopleva, William G Wierda, Srdan Verstovsek, Naval G Daver, Tapan M Kadia, Gautam Borthakur, Susan O'Brien, Zeev Estrov, Farhad Ravandi, Jorge E Cortes
BACKGROUND: Outcomes in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in blast phase (CML-BP) are historically dismal. Herein, the authors sought to analyze the characteristics, prognostic factors, and survival outcomes in patients with CML-BP in the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) era. METHODS: A total of 477 patients with CML-BP were treated with a TKI at some point during the course of their CML. Cox proportional hazard models identified characteristics that were predictive of survival...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743128/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-protect-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells-against-oxidation-by-modulating-nitric-oxide-release-and-autophagy
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Stefano De Cillà, Serena Farruggio, Stela Vujosevic, Giulia Raina, Davide Filippini, Valentina Gatti, Nausicaa Clemente, David Mary, Diego Vezzola, Giamberto Casini, Luca Rossetti, Elena Grossini
BACKGROUND/AIMS: the anti-vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF), Aflibercept and Ranibizumab, are used for the treatment of macular degeneration. Here we examined the involvement of nitric oxide (NO), mitochondria function and of apoptosis/autophagy in their antioxidant effects in human retinal pigment epithelium cells (RPE). METHODS: RPE were exposed to Ranibizumab/Aflibercept in the absence or presence of NO synthase (NOS) inhibitor and of autophagy activator/blocker, rapamicyn/3-methyladenine...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742861/targeting-the-permeability-barrier-and-peptidoglycan-recycling-pathways-to-disarm-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-against-the-innate-immune-system
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Gabriel Torrens, Marcelo Pérez-Gallego, Bartolomé Moya, Marta Munar-Bestard, Laura Zamorano, Gabriel Cabot, Jesús Blázquez, Juan A Ayala, Antonio Oliver, Carlos Juan
Antimicrobial resistance is a continuously increasing threat that severely compromises our antibiotic arsenal and causes thousands of deaths due to hospital-acquired infections by pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, situation further aggravated by the limited development of new antibiotics. Thus, alternative strategies such as those targeting bacterial resistance mechanisms, virulence or potentiating the activity of our immune system resources are urgently needed. We have recently shown that mutations simultaneously causing the peptidoglycan recycling blockage and the β-lactamase AmpC overexpression impair the virulence of P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742830/regulatory-effects-of-zinc-on-cadmium-induced-cytotoxicity-in-chronic-inflammation
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Paola Bonaventura, Aline Lamboux, Francis Albarède, Pierre Miossec
OBJECTIVES: Zinc (Zn) has major effects on immune system activation while Cadmium (Cd) has anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects in several chronic inflammatory contexts. The aim of this work was to investigate by which mechanisms Zn could compete with Cd and eventually counteract its deleterious effects. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synoviocytes exposed to cytokines were used as a model of chronic inflammation; osteoarthritis (OA) synoviocytes were used as control. METHODS: Cell/medium fractionation constants were analyzed for different metals by inductively-coupled-plasma mass-spectrometry by comparison to the 70Zn spike...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742791/correlation-between-circulating-tumor-dna-levels-and-response-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-tki-treatment-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Zhangjing Wei, Wenyue Wang, Zitan Shu, Xue Zhou, Yanfang Zhang
BACKGROUND Clinical monitoring of EGFR-positive NSCLC patients is important to gauge treatment response. The current study addresses the usage of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) as a prognostic marker during treatment of first-generation TKIs. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serial samplings of peripheral blood from 200 EGFR-positive NSCLC patients were taken. Baseline ctDNA quantification was conducted by digital droplet PCR before TKI treatment was administered and compared to primary biopsies. Thereafter blood sampling at different treatment cycles were measured and assessed for its prognostic and predictive value...
July 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742699/understanding-and-resetting-radiation-sensitivity-in-rectal-cancer
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Katherine A Kelley, Rebecca A Ruhl, Shushan R Rana, Elizabeth Dewey, Cristina Espinosa, Charles R Thomas, Robert G Martindale, Sudarshan Anand, Vassiliki L Tsikitis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore specific microRNAs (miRs) in rectal cancer that would predict response to radiation and identify target pathways that may be exploited for neoadjuvant therapies. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) response is a predictor of survival in rectal cancer. Studies have demonstrated changes in RNA expression correlate with chemoradiation sensitivity across cancers. METHODS: Forty-five rectal cancer patients, partial responders (PR = 18), nonresponders (NR = 13), and complete responders (CR = 14) to CRT, as defined by a tumor regression score, were examined...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742419/insights-into-the-management-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-resource-poor-settings-a-mexican-perspective
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Andrés Gomez-De-León, David Gómez-Almaguer, Guillermo J Ruiz-Delgado, Guillermo J Ruiz-Arguelles
The arrival of targeted therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was revolutionary. However, due to the high cost of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, access to this highly effective therapy with strict monitoring strategies is limited in low to middle-income countries. In this context, following standard recommendations proposed by experts in developed countries is difficult. Areas covered: This review aims to provide an insight into the management of patients with CML living in a resource-limited setting. It addresses several issues: diagnosis, initial treatment, disease monitoring, and additional treatment alternatives including allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742280/clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-egfr-mutated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-south-western-sydney-local-health-district
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P N Ding, T L Roberts, W Chua, T M Becker, J Descallar, P Y Yip, V J Bray
AIMS: We aim to describe clinical characteristics, treatment patterns and factors influencing outcomes in patients with EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in SWSLHD. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with EGFR-mutated NSCLC diagnosed between January 2010 and June 2016. RESULTS: A total of 85 EGFR-mutated NSCLC patients were identified; 80 (94%) received first line treatment with EGFR-TKI. The median follow-up was 10.7 months with a median duration of treatment of 9 months...
July 25, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742231/different-resuscitation-strategies-and-novel-pharmacologic-treatment-with-valproic-acid-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Simone E Dekker, Vahagn C Nikolian, Martin Sillesen, Ted Bambakidis, Patrick Schober, Hasan B Alam
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death in young adults, and effective treatment strategies have the potential to save many lives. TBI results in coagulopathy, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, cell death, and impaired epigenetic homeostasis, ultimately leading to morbidity and/or mortality. Commonly used resuscitation fluids such as crystalloids or colloids have several disadvantages and might even be harmful when administered in large quantities. There is a need for next-generation treatment strategies (especially in the prehospital setting) that minimize cellular damage, improve survival, and enhance neurological recovery...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742201/the-study-on-expression-of-ciapin1-interfering-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-its-mechanisms
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Z Huang, G-F Su, W-J Hu, X-X Bi, L Zhang, G Wan
OBJECTIVE: Liver cancer is one of the common gastrointestinal cancers. This study was designed to investigate the effect of the cytokine-induced apoptosis inhibitor 1 (CIAPIN1) on hepatocellular carcinoma cell proliferation and invasion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To establish a low and high expression of CIAPIN1 in hepatoma cell lines, pGPU6/GFP/Neo and CIAPIN1 siRNA vectors were constructed. The growth curve of liver cancer cells with a low and high expression of CIAPIN1 was measured by MTT assay and colony formation in soft...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742191/high-progesterone-levels-during-the-luteal-phase-related-to-the-use-of-an-aromatase-inhibitor-in-breast-cancer-patients
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C Alviggi, R Marci, R Vallone, A Conforti, F Di Rella, I Strina, S Picarelli, P De Rosa, M De Laurentiis, C Yding Andersen, G De Placido
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hormonal profile in three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation in the presence of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In IVF University referral center, a case series of three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with recombinant FSH and letrozole were investigated. Ovulation was induced with hCG (case No. 1) or with GnRH agonist (case No. 2-3). The primary outcome of our study was the detection of progesterone levels in the luteal phase...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742154/lipopolysaccharide-inhibits-myogenic-differentiation-of-c2c12-myoblasts-through-the-toll-like-receptor-4-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-and-myoblast-derived-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE
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Yuko Ono, Kazuho Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: Circulating lipopolysaccharide (LPS) concentrations are often elevated in patients with sepsis or with various endogenous diseases that are associated with metabolic endotoxemia. Involuntary loss of skeletal muscle, termed muscle wasting, is commonly observed in these conditions, suggesting that circulating LPS might play an essential role in its development. Although impairment of muscle regeneration is an important determinant of skeletal muscle wasting, it is unclear whether LPS affects this process and, if so, by what mechanism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742141/bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-bms-986142-in-experimental-models-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-enhances-efficacy-of-agents-representing-clinical-standard-of-care
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Kathleen M Gillooly, Claudine Pulicicchio, Mark A Pattoli, Lihong Cheng, Stacey Skala, Elizabeth M Heimrich, Kim W McIntyre, Tracy L Taylor, Daniel W Kukral, Shailesh Dudhgaonkar, Jignesh Nagar, Dana Banas, Scott H Watterson, Joseph A Tino, Aberra Fura, James R Burke
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) regulates critical signal transduction pathways involved in the pathobiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders. BMS-986142 is a potent and highly selective reversible small molecule inhibitor of BTK currently being investigated in clinical trials for the treatment of both RA and primary Sjögren's syndrome. In the present report, we detail the in vitro and in vivo pharmacology of BMS-986142 and show this agent provides potent and selective inhibition of BTK (IC50 = 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742002/cdc42-activation-state-affects-its-localization-and-protein-levels-in-fission-yeast
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Miguel Estravís, Sergio Antonio Rincón, Elvira Portales, Pilar Pérez, Beatriz Santos
Rho GTPases control polarized cell growth and are well-known regulators of exocytic and endocytic processes. Cdc42 is an essential GTPase, conserved from yeast to humans, that is critical for cell polarization. Cdc42 is negatively regulated by the GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs) and the GDP dissociation inhibitors (GDIs), and positively regulated by guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs). Cdc42 GTPase can be found in a GTP- or GDP-bound state, which determines the ability to bind downstream effector proteins and activate signalling pathways...
July 26, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741798/novel-orally-bioavailable-ezh1-2-dual-inhibitors-with-greater-antitumor-efficacy-than-an-ezh2-selective-inhibitor
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REVIEW
Daisuke Honma, Osamu Kanno, Jun Watanabe, Junzo Kinoshita, Makoto Hirasawa, Emi Nosaka, Machiko Shiroishi, Takeshi Takizawa, Isao Yasumatsu, Takao Horiuchi, Akira Nakao, Keisuke Suzuki, Tomonori Yamasaki, Katsuyoshi Nakajima, Miho Hayakawa, Takanori Yamazaki, Ajay Singh Yadav, Nobuaki Adachi
Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) methylates histone H3 lysine 27 and represses gene expression to regulate cell proliferation and differentiation. Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) or its close homolog EZH1 function as catalytic subunits of PRC2, so there are two PRC2 complexes containing either EZH2 or EZH1. Tumorigenic functions of EZH2 and its synthetic lethality with some subunits of SWItch/Sucrose Non-Fermentable (SWI/SNF) chromatin remodeling complexes have been observed. However, little is known about the function of EZH1 in tumorigenesis...
July 25, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741662/molecular-breakdown-a-comprehensive-view-of-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-alk-rearranged-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ka-Won Noh, Mi-Sook Lee, Seung Eun Lee, Ji-Young Song, Hyun-Tae Shin, Yu Jin Kim, Doo Yi Oh, Kyungsoo Jung, Minjung Sung, Mingi Kim, Sungbin An, Joungho Han, Young Mog Shim, Jae Ill Zo, Jhingook Kim, Woong-Yang Park, Se-Hoon Lee, Yoon-La Choi
Most anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) show good clinical response to ALK inhibitors. However, some ALK-rearranged NSCLC patients show various primary responses with unknown reasons. Previous studies focused on the clinical aspects of ALK fusions in small cohorts, or were conducted in vitro and/or in vivo to investigate the function of ALK. One of the suggested theories describes how Echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 (EML4)-ALK variants play a role towards different sensitivities in ALK inhibitors...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741507/mtor-signaling-confers-resistance-to-targeted-cancer-drugs
#17
REVIEW
Yakir Guri, Michael N Hall
Cancer is a complex disease and a leading cause of death worldwide. Extensive research over decades has led to the development of therapies that target cancer-specific signaling pathways. However, the clinical benefits of such drugs are at best transient due to tumors displaying intrinsic or adaptive resistance. The underlying compensatory pathways that allow cancer cells to circumvent a drug blockade are poorly understood. We review here recent studies suggesting that mammalian TOR (mTOR) signaling is a major compensatory pathway conferring resistance to many cancer drugs...
November 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741503/the-pushmi-pullyu-of-dna-repair-clinical-synthetic-lethality
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REVIEW
S Percy Ivy, Johann de Bono, Elise C Kohn
Maintenance of genomic integrity is critical for adaptive survival in the face of endogenous and exogenous environmental stress. The loss of stability and fidelity in the genome caused by cancer and cancer treatment provides therapeutic opportunities to leverage the critical balance between DNA injury and repair. Blocking repair and pushing damaged DNA through the cell cycle using therapeutic inhibitors exemplify the 'pushmi-pullyu' effect of disrupted DNA repair. DNA repair inhibitors (DNARi) can be separated into five biofunctional categories: sensors, mediators, transducers, effectors, and collaborators that recognize DNA damage, propagate injury DNA messages, regulate cell cycle checkpoints, and alter the microenvironment...
November 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741476/squamous-transition-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-drug-resistance
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Shenda Hou, Xiangkun Han, Hongbin Ji
Studies in mouse models support an essential role of lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) transition (AST) in the development of drug resistance. Recent observations in the clinic further suggest that this type of histological transition may be responsible for resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy and chemotherapy in relapsed EGFR-mutant lung ADC patients. Here we summarize the current understanding of AST and drug resistance.
September 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741418/focal-adhesion-kinase-activation-is-necessary-for-stretch-induced-alignment-and-enhanced-differentiation-of-myogenic-precursor-cells
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Jens Isak Andersen, Cristian Pablo Pennisi, Trine Fink, Vladimir Zachar
Myogenic precursors sense and dynamically respond to mechanical stimulation through complex integrin-mediated mechanotransduction, in which focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a fundamental intracellular signaling mediator. When skeletal myoblasts are exposed to uniaxial cyclic tensile strain (UCTS) they display uniform alignment and an enhanced rate of differentiation. In this work, we explored the role of FAK activation using C2C12 myoblasts that were grown on flexible culture plates and exposed to UCTS during the early differentiation phase...
July 25, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
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