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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918906/diet-and-the-risk-of-head-and-neck-cancer-among-never-smokers-and-smokers-in-a-chinese-population
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Carrie Butler, Yuan-Chin Amy Lee, Shuang Li, Qian Li, Chien-Jen Chen, Wan-Lun Hsu, Pen-Jen Lou, Cairong Zhu, Jian Pan, Hongbing Shen, Hongxia Ma, Lin Cai, Baochang He, Yu Wang, Xiaoyan Zhou, Qinghai Ji, Baosen Zhou, Wei Wu, Jie Ma, Paolo Boffetta, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Min Dai, Mia Hashibe
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been conducted in China to investigate the association between diet and the risk of head-and-neck cancer (HNC). The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between diet and HNC risk in the Chinese population and to examine whether smoking status has any effect on the risk. METHODS: Our multicenter case-control study included 921 HNC cases and 806 controls. We obtained information on the frequency of both animal- and plant-based food consumption...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918719/nanoliposomal-irinotecan-in-the-clinical-practice-guideline-for-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-applicability-to-clinical-situations
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Andrea Wang-Gillam, Daniel Von Hoff, Jens Siveke, Richard Hubner, Bruce Belanger, J Marc Pipas, Li-Tzong Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914864/serum-dhea-s-concentration-correlates-with-clinical-symptoms-and-neurocognitive-function-in-patients-with-bipolar-ii-disorder-a-case-controlled-study
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Sheng-Yu Lee, Liang-Jen Wang, Cheng-Ho Chang, Chih-Ching Wu, Hsing-Ling Chen, Shih-Hsien Lin, Chin-Liang Chu, Ti Lu, Ru-Band Lu
OBJECTIVES: Dysregulation of the neuroendocrine system including dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), and pregnenolone may play a role in the pathophysiology of bipolar II disorder (BP-II). The aims of the current study are to determine (a) the differences in DHEA, DHEA-S and pregnenolone in patients with BP-II and controls; and (b) the correlation of levels of the above hormones, cognitive function, and clinical symptoms. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with BP-II and healthy controls were recruited from psychiatric department...
November 30, 2016: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913726/competitive-binding-between-seryl-trna-synthetase-yy1-complex-and-nfkb1-at-the-distal-segment-results-in-differential-regulation-of-human-vegfa-promoter-activity-during-angiogenesis
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Chuan-Yang Fu, Po-Chun Wang, Huai-Jen Tsai
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a pivotal role in angiogenesis. Previous studies focused on transcriptional regulation modulated by proximal upstream cis-regulatory elements (CREs) of the human vegfa promoter. However, we hypothesized that distal upstream CREs may also be involved in controlling vegfa transcription. In this study, we found that the catalytic domain of Seryl-tRNA synthetase (SerRS) interacted with transcription factor Yin Yang 1 (YY1) to form a SerRS/YY1 complex that negatively controls vegfa promoter activity through binding distal CREs at -4654 to -4623 of vegfa Particularly, we demonstrated that the -4654 to -4623 segment, which predominantly controls vegfa promoter activity, is involved in competitive binding between SerRS/YY1 complex and NFKB1...
December 1, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907908/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-brca1-2-germline-and-somatic-mutations-in-taiwanese-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Angel Chao, Ting-Chang Chang, Nina Lapke, Shih-Ming Jung, Peter Chi, Chien-Hung Chen, Lan-Yan Yang, Cheng-Tao Lin, Huei-Jean Huang, Hung-Hsueh Chou, Jui-Der Liou, Shu-Jen Chen, Tzu-Hao Wang, Chyong-Huey Lai
Germline and somatic BRCA1/2 mutations define a subset of patients with ovarian cancer who may benefit from treatment with poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors. Unfortunately, data on the frequency of BRCA1/2 germline mutations in Taiwanese patients with ovarian cancer are scarce, with the prevalence of somatic mutations being unknown. We aim to investigate the occurrence of BRCA1/2 mutations in 99 Taiwanese patients with ovarian cancer which included serous (n = 46), endometrioid (n = 24), and clear cell (n = 29) carcinomas...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905499/the-correlation-between-plasma-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-cognitive-function-in-bipolar-disorder-is-modulated-by-the-bdnf-val66met-polymorphism
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Sheng-Yu Lee, Tzu-Yun Wang, Shiou-Lan Chen, Yun-Hsuan Chang, Po-See Chen, San-Yuan Huang, Nian-Sheng Tzeng, Liang-Jen Wang, I Hui Lee, Kao Chin Chen, Yen Kuang Yang, Yi-Hsin Yang, Ru-Band Lu, Cheng-Sheng Chen
We explored the effect of the Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism (rs6265) on correlation between changes in plasma BDNF levels with cognitive function and quality of life (QoL) after 12 weeks of treatment in bipolar disorder (BD). Symptom severity and plasma BDNF levels were assessed upon recruitment and during weeks 1, 2, 4, 8 and 12. QoL, the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), and the Conners' Continuous Performance Test (CPT) were assessed at baseline and endpoint. The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism was genotyped...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904833/moving-forward-into-the-future
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Jeffrey C Wang, Jens R Chapman, Karsten Wiechert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903094/effects-of-self-complementarity-codon-optimization-transgene-and-dose-on-liver-transduction-with-aav8
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Peter Bell, Lili Wang, Shu-Jen Chen, Hongwei Yu, Yanqing Zhu, Mohamad Nayal, Zhenning He, John White, Deborah Lebel-Hagan, James M Wilson
Numerous methods of vector design and delivery have been employed in an attempt to increase transgene expression following AAV-based gene therapy. Here, we conducted a gene transfer study in mice to compare the effects of vector self-complementarity (double- or single-stranded DNA), codon optimization of the transgene, and vector dose on transgene expression levels in liver. Two different reporter genes were used: human ornithine transcarbamylase (hOTC) detected by immunofluorescence, and enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) detected by direct fluorescence...
November 30, 2016: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896513/clinical-outcomes-of-taiwanese-patients-with-ct4-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-toward-the-identification-of-the-optimal-initial-treatment-approach-for-ct4b-patients
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Chun-Ta Liao, Yu-Wen Wen, Shu Ru Lee, Tsang-Wu Liu, Sen-Tien Tsai, Ming-Hsui Tsai, Jin-Ching Lin, Pei-Jen Lou, Pen-Yuan Chu, Yi-Shing Leu, Kuo-Yang Tsai, Shyuang-Der Terng, Tsung-Ming Chen, Cheng-Hsu Wang, Chih-Yen Chien, Wen-Cheng Chen, Li-Yu Lee, Chien-Yu Lin, Hung-Ming Wang, Shu-Hang Ng, Chih-Hung Lin, Tuan-Jen Fang, Shiang-Fu Huang, Chung-Jan Kang, Kai-Ping Chang, Lan Yan Yang, Tzu-Chen Yen
BACKGROUND: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend that patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and cT4b disease should be either included in clinical trials or treated with a nonsurgical approach. However, surgery may be feasible in selected patients with adequate safety margins. Using the nationwide Taiwanese Cancer Registry Database, we examined the prognosis of cT4b OSCC patients in relation to their treatment approach. METHODS: Of the 18,910 patients with previously untreated first primary OSCC identified between 2004 and 2010, 492 (2...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893686/association-between-cigarette-smoking-and-interleukin-17a-expression-in-nasal-tissues-of-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-asthma
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Chien-Chia Huang, Chun-Hua Wang, Chia-Hsiang Fu, Chi-Che Huang, Po-Hung Chang, Yi-Wei Chen, Chia-Chen Wu, Pei-Wen Wu, Ta-Jen Lee
Cigarette smoke plays a substantial role in the development of airway inflammatory diseases, including asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Interleukin (IL)-17A might contribute to cigarette smoke-related inflammation of the airway. This study aimed to investigate the association between cigarette smoking and IL-17A expression in the nasal tissues of patients with CRS and asthma.We prospectively recruited 24 patients (13 smokers, 11 nonsmokers) with CRS and asthma and 6 patients with asthma but without CRS (control group) in a tertiary medical center...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890386/2016-guidelines-of-the-taiwan-heart-rhythm-society-and-the-taiwan-society-of-cardiology-for-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Chern-En Chiang, Tsu-Juey Wu, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Tze-Fan Chao, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Chun-Chieh Wang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Wei-Hsian Yin, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Wei-Shiang Lin, Chia-Ti Tsai, Yen-Bin Liu, Kun-Tai Lee, Li-Jen Lin, Lian-Yu Lin, Kang-Ling Wang, Yi-Jen Chen, Mien-Cheng Chen, Chen-Chuan Cheng, Ming-Shien Wen, Wen-Jone Chen, Jyh-Hong Chen, Wen-Ter Lai, Chuen-Wang Chiou, Jiunn-Lee Lin, San-Jou Yeh, Shih-Ann Chen
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Both the incidence and prevalence of AF are increasing, and the burden of AF is becoming huge. Many innovative advances have emerged in the past decade for the diagnosis and management of AF, including a new scoring system for the prediction of stroke and bleeding events, the introduction of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants and their special benefits in Asians, new rhythm- and rate-control concepts, optimal endpoints of rate control, upstream therapy, life-style modification to prevent AF recurrence, and new ablation techniques...
November 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888626/interleukin-18-deteriorates-fabry-cardiomyopathy-and-contributes-to-the-development-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-fabry-patients-with-gla-ivs4-919-g-a-mutation
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Yueh Chien, Chian-Shiu Chien, Huai-Chih Chiang, Wei-Lin Huang, Shih-Jie Chou, Wei-Chao Chang, Yuh-Lih Chang, Hsin-Bang Leu, Kuan-Hsuan Chen, Kang-Ling Wang, Ying-Hsiu Lai, Yung-Yang Liu, Kai-Hsi Lu, Hsin-Yang Li, Yen-Jen Sung, Yuh-Jyh Jong, Yann-Jang Chen, Chung-Hsuan Chen, Wen-Chung Yu
RATIONALE: A high incidence of GLA IVS4+919 G>A mutation in patients with Fabry disease of the later-onset cardiac phenotype, has been reported in Taiwan. However, suitable biomarkers or potential therapeutic surrogates for Fabry cardiomyopathy (FC) in such patients under enzyme replacement treatment (ERT) remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: Using FC patients carrying IVS4+919 G>A mutation, we constructed an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based disease model to investigate the pathogenetic biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets in ERT-treated FC...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888621/intraperitoneal-ziv-aflibercept-effectively-manages-refractory-ascites-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Chieh-Sheng Lu, Jen-Kou Lin, Wei-Shone Chen, Tzu-Chen Lin, Jeng-Kai Jiang, Shung-Haur Yang, Huann-Sheng Wang, Shih-Ching Chang, Yuan-Tzu Lan, Chun-Chi Lin, Hung-Hsin Lin, Hao-Wei Teng
Ascites related to metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) reduces patient survival and quality of life, and systemic chemotherapy is largely ineffective for managing ascites. Here, we examined the clinical efficacy of intraperitoneal (IP) ziv-aflibercept for managing refractory ascites in 15 mCRC patients who did not respond to standard chemotherapy. Fifty or 100 mg of ziv-aflibercept in 100 mL of saline solution were infused through a pigtail catheter and retained for 24 h. When the ascites drainage volumes were subsequently monitored, 73...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885028/direct-and-continuous-strain-control-of-catalysts-with-tunable-battery-electrode-materials
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Haotian Wang, Shicheng Xu, Charlie Tsai, Yuzhang Li, Chong Liu, Jie Zhao, Yayuan Liu, Hongyuan Yuan, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Fritz B Prinz, Jens K Nørskov, Yi Cui
We report a method for using battery electrode materials to directly and continuously control the lattice strain of platinum (Pt) catalyst and thus tune its catalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Whereas the common approach of using metal overlayers introduces ligand effects in addition to strain, by electrochemically switching between the charging and discharging status of battery electrodes the change in volume can be precisely controlled to induce either compressive or tensile strain on supported catalysts...
November 25, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884134/treatment-emergent-depression-and-anxiety-between-peginterferon-alpha-2a-versus-alpha-2b-plus-ribavirin-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Liang-Jen Wang, Shuo-Wei Chen, Chih-Ken Chen, Cho-Li Yen, Jia-Jang Chang, Tsung-Shih Lee, Ching-Jung Liu, Li-Wei Chen, Rong-Nan Chien
BACKGROUND: This study investigates differences in depression and anxiety between patients with chronic hepatitis C who are treated with peginterferon alpha-2a (PegIFN-α-2a) plus ribavirin and those who are treated with peginterferon alpha-2b (PegIFN-α-2b) plus ribavirin. METHODS: In this 24 week, non-randomized, observational, prospective study, 55 patients with chronic hepatitis C were treated with PegIFN-α-2a plus ribavirin (Group 1), and 26 patients were treated with PegIFN-α-2b plus ribavirin (Group 2)...
November 25, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878760/reduced-plasma-levels-of-25-hydroxycholesterol-and-increased-cerebrospinal-fluid-levels-of-bile-acid-precursors-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Peter J Crick, William J Griffiths, Juan Zhang, Martin Beibel, Jonas Abdel-Khalik, Jens Kuhle, Andreas W Sailer, Yuqin Wang
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS). We have measured the levels of over 20 non-esterified sterols in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients suffering from MS, inflammatory CNS disease, neurodegenerative disease and control patients. Analysis was performed following enzyme-assisted derivatisation by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) exploiting multistage fragmentation (MS (n) ). We found increased concentrations of bile acid precursors in CSF from each of the disease states and that patients with inflammatory CNS disease classified as suspected autoimmune disease or of unknown aetiology also showed elevated concentrations of 25-hydroxycholestertol (25-HC, P < 0...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877031/the-association-between-inhaled-corticosteroid-and-pneumonia-in-copd-patients-the-improvement-of-patients-life-quality-with-copd-in-taiwan-impact-study
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Cheng-Yi Wang, Chih-Cheng Lai, Wei-Chih Yang, Chia-Chieh Lin, Likwang Chen, Hao-Chien Wang, Chong-Jen Yu
To investigate the association between inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) exposure patterns and the risk of pneumonia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, we performed a nested case-control study. Between 1998 and 2010, 51,739 patients, including 19,838 cases of pneumonia, were matched to 74,849 control subjects selected from a cohort of COPD patients using ICSs via risk-set sampling of the database constructed by the National Health Research Institutes of Taiwan. After adjusting for covariates, the current use of ICSs was associated with a 25% increase in the risk of pneumonia (odds ratio [OR] =1...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876856/the-trend-and-the-disease-prediction-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-placenta-growth-factor-in-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease
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Chou-Han Lin, Chin-Chung Shu, Chia-Lin Hsu, Shih-Lung Cheng, Jann-Yuan Wang, Chong-Jen Yu, Li-Na Lee
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)-lung disease (LD) is an increasing health problem worldwide. The diagnosis of this disease remains difficult, however the application of placenta growth factor (PlGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has not yet been studied. We screened patients with Mycobacterium avium complex or M. abscessus isolated from sputum, and enrolled 32 patients with NTM-LD and 93 with NTM pulmonary colonization. The NTM-LD group had a lower body mass index, higher proportion of bronchiectasis, more respiratory symptoms and pulmonary lesions, and higher titers of sputum acid-fast stain than the NTM pulmonary colonization group...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875549/the-synthetic-%C3%AE-nitrostyrene-derivative-cyt-rx20-inhibits-esophageal-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-via-pi3k-akt-and-stat3-pathways
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Wen-Chin Chiu, Yi-Chen Lee, Yu-Han Su, Yen-Yun Wang, Chun-Hao Tsai, Yi-An Hou, Chie-Hong Wang, Ying-Fong Huang, Chih-Jen Huang, Shah-Hwa Chou, Pei-Wen Hsieh, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan
The β-nitrostyrene family have been implicated for anti-cancer property. However, the pharmacological role of β-nitrostyrene in esophageal cancer remain unclear. Here, a β-nitrostyrene derivative, CYT-Rx20, was synthesized and assessed for its anti-cancer activities and underlying mechanism in esophageal cancer. CYT-Rx20 induced cytotoxicity in esophageal cancer cells by promoting apoptosis through activation of caspase cascade and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) cleavage. Besides, CYT-Rx20 inhibited esophageal cancer cell migration and invasion by regulating the expression of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865370/hypermethylated-znf582-and-pax1-are-effective-biomarkers-for-detection-of-oral-dysplasia-and-oral-cancer
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Shih-Jung Cheng, Chi-Feng Chang, Jang-Jaer Lee, Hsin-Ming Chen, Huei-Jen Wang, Yu-Ligh Liou, Carolyn Yen, Chun-Pin Chiang
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether the methylation of ZNF582, PAX1, SOX1, NKX6.1, and PTPRR genes in oral scrapings could be used to detect oral dysplasia and oral cancer and to predict oral cancer recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Oral scrapings were collected from 65 normal oral mucosa subjects, 107 oral precancer patients, and 95 oral squamous cell carcinoma patients. Methylation levels of the five genes were quantified by real-time methylation-specific PCR after bisulfite conversion...
November 2016: Oral Oncology
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