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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533481/massively-parallel-sequencing-and-genome-wide-copy-number-analysis-revealed-a-clonal-relationship-in-benign-metastasizing-leiomyoma
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Ren-Chin Wu, An-Shine Chao, Li-Yu Lee, Gigin Lin, Shu-Jen Chen, Yen-Jung Lu, Huei-Jean Huang, Chi-Feng Yen, Chien Min Han, Yun-Shien Lee, Tzu-Hao Wang, Angel Chao
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease entity typically presenting as multiple extrauterine leiomyomas associated with a uterine leiomyoma. It has been hypothesized that the extrauterine leiomyomata represent distant metastasis of the uterine leiomyoma. To date, the only molecular evidence supporting this hypothesis was derived from clonality analyses based on X-chromosome inactivation assays. Here, we sought to address this issue by examining paired specimens of synchronous pulmonary and uterine leiomyomata from three patients using targeted massively parallel sequencing and molecular inversion probe array analysis for detecting somatic mutations and copy number aberrations...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532708/high-hepatitis-c-viral-load-and-genotype-2-are-strong-predictors-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tai-Shuan Lai, Mei-Hsuan Lee, Hwai-I Yang, San-Lin You, Sheng-Nan Lu, Li-Yu Wang, Yong Yuan, Gilbert L'Italien, Kuo-Liong Chien, Chien-Jen Chen
Associations between chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and chronic kidney disease (CKD) remain controversial. Here we aimed to clarify the association between HCV viral load, genotype, and CKD in 13,805 participants aged 30-65 years enrolled in the REVEAL-HCV Study, a community-based prospective study conducted in 1991-1992. CKD was defined by consecutive proteinuria or an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) under 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). Chronic HCV infection was defined by detectable HCV viral load...
May 20, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532609/risk-factors-for-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-in-oral-cancer-patients-after-surgery-and-eventual-adjuvant-treatment-the-potential-role-of-chemotherapy
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Tzu-Yu Lai, Ti-Hao Wang, Chia-Jen Liu, Tze-Fan Chao, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Yu-Wen Hu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To identify the risk factors for osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in oral cancer patients after surgery with and without adjuvant therapy in a nationwide, population-based study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Dataset, we recruited patients with newly diagnosed oral cancer between 1997 and 2011. All of them underwent primary surgery. Data regarding demographic characteristics; tooth extractions; medications; and cancer treatments, including types of mandibular surgery, radiotherapy and platinum-based chemotherapy, were collected for analysis...
May 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530674/fifteen-new-risk-loci-for-coronary-artery-disease-highlight-arterial-wall-specific-mechanisms
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Joanna M M Howson, Wei Zhao, Daniel R Barnes, Weang-Kee Ho, Robin Young, Dirk S Paul, Lindsay L Waite, Daniel F Freitag, Eric B Fauman, Elias L Salfati, Benjamin B Sun, John D Eicher, Andrew D Johnson, Wayne H H Sheu, Sune F Nielsen, Wei-Yu Lin, Praveen Surendran, Anders Malarstig, Jemma B Wilk, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Katrine L Rasmussen, Pia R Kamstrup, Panos Deloukas, Jeanette Erdmann, Sekar Kathiresan, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Hugh Watkins, Ron Do, Daniel J Rader, Julie A Johnson, Stanley L Hazen, Arshed A Quyyumi, John A Spertus, Carl J Pepine, Nora Franceschini, Anne Justice, Alex P Reiner, Steven Buyske, Lucia A Hindorff, Cara L Carty, Kari E North, Charles Kooperberg, Eric Boerwinkle, Kristin Young, Mariaelisa Graff, Ulrike Peters, Devin Absher, Chao A Hsiung, Wen-Jane Lee, Kent D Taylor, Ying-Hsiang Chen, I-Te Lee, Xiuqing Guo, Ren-Hua Chung, Yi-Jen Hung, Jerome I Rotter, Jyh-Ming J Juang, Thomas Quertermous, Tzung-Dau Wang, Asif Rasheed, Philippe Frossard, Dewan S Alam, Abdulla Al Shafi Majumder, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Rajiv Chowdhury, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Børge G Nordestgaard, Themistocles L Assimes, John Danesh, Adam S Butterworth, Danish Saleheen
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although 58 genomic regions have been associated with CAD thus far, most of the heritability is unexplained, indicating that additional susceptibility loci await identification. An efficient discovery strategy may be larger-scale evaluation of promising associations suggested by genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Hence, we genotyped 56,309 participants using a targeted gene array derived from earlier GWAS results and performed meta-analysis of results with 194,427 participants previously genotyped, totaling 88,192 CAD cases and 162,544 controls...
May 22, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529623/high-expression-of-epha4-predicted-lesser-degree-of-tumor-regression-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer
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Ching-Yih Lin, Ying-En Lee, Yu-Feng Tian, Ding-Ping Sun, Ming-Jen Sheu, Chen-Yi Lin, Chien-Feng Li, Sung-Wei Lee, Li-Ching Lin, I-Wei Chang, Chieh-Tien Wang, Hong-Lin He
Background: Numerous transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase pathways have been found to play an important role in tumor progression in some cancers. This study was aimed to evaluate the clinical impact of Eph receptor A4 (EphA4) in patients with rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) combined with mesorectal excision, with special emphasis on tumor regression. Methods: Analysis of the publicly available expression profiling dataset of rectal cancer disclosed that EphA4 was the top-ranking, significantly upregulated, transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase pathway-associated gene in the non-responders to CCRT, compared with the responders...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529621/hoxa5-and-p53-cooperate-to-suppress-lung-cancer-cell-invasion-and-serve-as-good-prognostic-factors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Chi-Jen Chang, Yen-Lin Chen, Chia-Hung Hsieh, Ya-Jung Liu, Sung-Liang Yu, Jeremy J W Chen, Chi-Chung Wang
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide and tumor metastasis is the major cause of cancer-related death. Our previous study suggested that Homeobox A5 (HOXA5) could inhibit lung cancer cell invasion via regulating cytoskeletal remodeling and involved in tumor metastasis. Recently, consensus HOX binding sites was found in the p53 gene promoter region. However, whether the HOXA5 could cooperate with p53 and contribute the inhibition of lung cancer cell invasion is still unclear. The aim of the current study is to elucidate the correlation of HOXA5 and p53 in tumor invasion and its prognostic influence in lung cancer patient specimens...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528827/central-serous-chorioretinopathy-in-a-patient-with-ectopic-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-secreting-tumor
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Kuan-Jen Chen, Nan-Kai Wang, Jen-Hsiang Shen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526862/significant-clinical-factors-associated-with-long-term-mortality-in-critical-cancer-patients-requiring-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
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Li-Ta Keng, Kuei-Pin Chung, Shu-Yung Lin, Sheng-Kai Liang, Jui-Chen Cheng, I-Chun Chen, Yen-Fu Chen, Hou-Tai Chang, Chia-Lin Hsu, Jih-Shuin Jerng, Hao-Chien Wang, Ping-Hung Kuo, Huey-Dong Wu, Jin-Yuan Shih, Chong-Jen Yu
Studies about prognostic assessment in cancer patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) for post-intensive care are scarce. We retrospectively enrolled 112 cancer patients requiring PMV support who were admitted to the respiratory care center (RCC), a specialized post-intensive care weaning facility, from November 2009 through September 2013. The weaning success rate was 44.6%, and mortality rates at hospital discharge and after 1 year were 43.8% and 76.9%, respectively. Multivariate logistic regression showed that weaning failure, in addition to underlying cancer status, was significantly associated with an increased 1-year mortality (odds ratio, 6...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525804/recombinant-adeno-associated-virus-vector-carrying-the-thrombomodulin-lectin-like-domain-for-the-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Chao-Han Lai, Kuan-Chieh Wang, Cheng-Hsiang Kuo, Fang-Tzu Lee, Tsung-Lin Cheng, Bi-Ing Chang, Yu-Jen Yang, Guey-Yueh Shi, Hua-Lin Wu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Thrombomodulin (TM), through its lectin-like domain (TMD1), sequesters proinflammatory high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) to prevent it from engaging the receptor for advanced glycation end product (RAGE) that sustains inflammation and tissue damage. Our previous study demonstrated that short-term treatment with recombinant TM containing all the extracellular domains (i.e., rTMD123) inhibits HMGB1-RAGE signaling and confers protection against CaCl2-induced AAA formation...
March 18, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520763/genome-wide-gene-expression-array-identifies-novel-genes-related-to-disease-severity-and-excessive-daytime-sleepiness-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Yung-Che Chen, Kuang-Den Chen, Mao-Chang Su, Chien-Hung Chin, Chung-Jen Chen, Chia-Wei Liou, Ting-Wen Chen, Ya-Chun Chang, Kuo-Tung Huang, Chin-Chou Wang, Ting-Ya Wang, Jen-Chieh Chang, Yong-Yong Lin, Yi-Xin Zheng, Meng-Chih Lin, Chang-Chun Hsiao
We aimed to identify novel molecular associations between chronic intermittent hypoxia with re-oxygenation and adverse consequences in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We analyzed gene expression profiles of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 48 patients with sleep-disordered breathing stratified into four groups: primary snoring (PS), moderate to severe OSA (MSO), very severe OSA (VSO), and very severe OSA patients on long-term continuous positive airway pressure treatment (VSOC). Comparisons of the microarray gene expression data identified eight genes up-regulated with OSA and down-regulated with CPAP treatment, and five genes down-regulated with OSA and up-regulated with CPAP treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513666/high-performance-solution-processable-tetrathienoacene-ttar-based-small-molecules-for-organic-field-effect-transistors-ofets
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Sureshraju Vegiraju, Deng-Yi Huang, Pragya Priyanka, Yo-Shan Li, Xian-Lun Luo, Shao-Huan Hong, Jen-Shyang Ni, Shih-Huang Tung, Chien-Lung Wang, Wei-Chieh Lien, Shueh Lin Yau, Cheng-Liang Liu, Ming-Chou Chen
Three new organic semiconductors with alkyl chain-substituted tetrathienoacene (TTAR) as the central core and both ends capped with thiophene (DT-TTAR), thienothiophene (DTT-TTAR) and dithienothiophene (DDTT-TTAR) have been synthesized and characterized for organic field effect transistor (OFET) applications. A hole mobility of 0.81 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) was achieved for the DDTT-TTAR film, which represents the highest mobility yet found for a solution-processable p-type TTAR-based small molecular semiconductors...
May 17, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512030/discovery-of-potent-and-orally-active-1-4-disubstituted-indazoles-as-novel-allosteric-glucokinase-activators
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Zacharia S Cheruvallath, Stephen L Gwaltney, Mark Sabat, Mingnam Tang, Haixia Wang, Andy Jennings, David Hosfield, Bumsup Lee, Yiqin Wu, Petro Halkowycz, Charles E Grimshaw
Guided by co-crystal structural information obtained from a different series we were exploring, a scaffold morphing and SBDD approach led to the discovery of the 1,4-disubstituted indazole series as a novel class of GKAs that potently activate GK in enzyme and cell assays. anti-diabetic OGTT efficacy was demonstrated with 29 in a rodent models of type 2 diabetes.
April 13, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509392/aflatoxin-b1-exposure-increases-the-risk-of-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-carriers
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Yu-Ju Chu, Hwai-I Yang, Hui-Chen Wu, Jessica Liu, Li-Yu Wang, Sheng-Nan Lu, Mei-Hsuan Lee, Chin-Lan Jen, San-Lin You, Regina M Santella, Chien-Jen Chen
The relation between aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and cirrhosis in chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains inconclusive. This case-control study nested in a large community-based cohort aimed to assess the effect of AFB1 exposure on cirrhosis and HCC in chronic HBV carriers. Serum AFB1 -albumin adduct levels at study entry were measured in 232 cirrhosis cases, 262 HCC cases and 577 controls. Multivariate-adjusted odds ratios (aORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were estimated using logistic regression...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507878/medical-journals-and-social-media-more-alike-than-wanted
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Karsten Wiechert, Jeffrey C Wang, Jens R Chapman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506899/hepatoprotective-activities-of-antrodia-camphorata-and-its-triterpenoid-compounds-against-ccl4-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
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Zi-Wei Li, Yi Kuang, Shu-Nan Tang, Kai Li, Yun Huang, Xue Qiao, Si-Wang Yu, Yew-Min Tzeng, Jen-Yu Lo, Min Ye
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Antrodia camphorata (AC) is a rare and precious fungus indigenous to Taiwan used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of liver injury. Triterpenoids are the major bioactive constituents of A. camphorata and have been reported to possess hepatoprotective activities. To meet the increasing demand, artificial cultivation techniques have been developed. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aims to evaluate the hepatoprotective activities of AC samples derived from different cultivation techniques and to dissect the main active triterpenoid compounds...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506219/sexual-orientation-differences-in-treatment-expectation-alliance-and-outcome-among-patients-at-risk-for-suicide-in-a-public-psychiatric-hospital
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Martin Plöderl, Sabine Kunrath, Robert J Cramer, Jen Wang, Larissa Hauer, Clemens Fartacek
BACKGROUND: Sexual minority (SM) individuals (gay, lesbian, bisexual, or otherwise nonheterosexual) are at increased risk for mental disorders and suicide and adequate mental healthcare may be life-saving. However, SM patients experience barriers in mental healthcare that have been attributed to the lack of SM-specific competencies and heterosexist attitudes and behaviors on the part of mental health professionals. Such barriers could have a negative impact on common treatment factors such as treatment expectancy or therapeutic alliance, culminating in poorer treatment outcomes for SM versus heterosexual patients...
May 15, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502978/the-opioid-receptor-triple-agonist-dpi-125-produces-analgesia-with-less-respiratory-depression-and-reduced-abuse-liability
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Shou-Pu Yi, Qing-Hong Kong, Yu-Lei Li, Chen-Ling Pan, Jie Yu, Ben-Qiang Cui, Ying-Fei Wang, Guan-Lin Wang, Pei-Lan Zhou, Li-Li Wang, Ze-Hui Gong, Rui-Bin Su, Yue-Hai Shen, Gang Yu, Kwen-Jen Chang
Opioid analgesics remain the first choice for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, but they are also notorious for their respiratory depression and addictive effects. This study focused on the pharmacology of a novel opioid receptor mixed agonist DPI-125 and attempted to elucidate the relationship between the δ-, μ- and κ-receptor potency ratio and respiratory depression and abuse liability. Five diarylmethylpiperazine compounds (DPI-125, DPI-3290, DPI-130, KUST202 and KUST13T02) were selected for this study...
May 15, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498804/increased-s100a15-expression-and-decreased-dna-methylation-of-its-gene-promoter-are-involved-in-high-metastasis-potential-and-poor-outcome-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Yung-Che Chen, Meng-Chih Lin, Chang-Chun Hsiao, Yi-Xin Zheng, Kuang-Den Chen, Ming-Tse Sung, Chung-Jen Chen, Ting-Ya Wang, Yong-Yong Lin, Huang-Chih Chang, Yu-Mu Chen, Jen-Chieh Chang
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine the functional role of S100A15 and its promoter DNA methylation patterns in lung cancer progression. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We analyzed 178 formalin-fixed paraffin embedded specimens from lung cancer patients, including 24 early stage and 91 advanced stage adenocarcinoma. S100A15 protein expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry stain, and its DNA methylation levels were measured by pyrosequencing. RESULTS: S100A15 nuclear staining was increased in lung adenocarcinoma patients with distant metastasis versus those without distant metastasis...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498554/differential-resistance-to-platinum-based-drugs-and-5-fluorouracil-in-p22phox-overexpressing-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-implications-of-alternative-treatment-strategies
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Chih-Chang Hung, Chen-Yu Chien, Pei-Yu Chu, Yu-Jen Wu, Chang-Shen Lin, Chih-Jen Huang, Leong-Perng Chan, Yen-Yun Wang, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan, Tzyh-Chyuan Hour, Jeff Yi-Fu Chen
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that p22phox confers resistance to cisplatin in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Whether p22phox has clinical correlation with cisplatin resistance and affects the efficacy of other platinum or nonplatinum drugs is unknown. METHODS: The p22phox expression in tissues and apoptotic markers in cell lines was detected by immunoblotting. The cytotoxicity of chemotherapy drugs was determined by methylthiazol tetrazolium assay. In vivo chemoresistance of p22phox-overexpressing tumors was confirmed by the xenograft mouse model...
May 12, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498480/miconazole-induces-apoptosis-via-the-death-receptor-5-dependent-and-mitochondrial-mediated-pathways-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Sheau-Yun Yuan, Ming-Yuh Shiau, Yen-Chuan Ou, Yu-Chia Huang, Cheng-Che Chen, Chen-Li Cheng, Kun-Yuan Chiu, Shian-Shiang Wang, Kan-Jen Tsai
Miconazole (MIC), an antifungal agent, diplays anti‑tumorigenic activity in various types of human cancers, including bladder cancer, yet its mechanism of antitumor action is not well understood. In the present study, we demonstrated that, in a cell viability assay, MIC had a cytotoxic effect on human T24, J82 and TSGH-8301 bladder cancer cells in a dose- and time‑dependent manner, but did not exhibit significant toxicity toward human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Cell cycle analysis revealed that MIC at concentrations of 25 and 50 µM significantly caused G0/G1 arrest in the TSGH-8301 and T24 cells, respectively...
April 27, 2017: Oncology Reports
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