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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333597/tp53-polymorphism-in-plasma-cell-myeloma
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Szymon Andrzej Zmorzynski, Iwona Korszen-Pilecka, Magdalena Wojcierowska-Litwin, Barbara Kwiatkowska-Drabik, Malgorzata Luterek, Sylwia Chocholska, Dorota Koczkodaj, Sylwia Popek, Malgorzata Michalak-Wojnowska, Grazyna Swiderska-Kolacz, Joanna Januszewska, Iwona Surowiec, Waldemar Tomczak, Marek Hus, Anna Dmoszynska, Marcin Pasiarski, Katarzyna Poniewierska-Jasak, Katarzyna Cieplinska, Olga Jankowska-Lecka, Agata Anna Filip
INTRODUCTION: Significant and accessible predictive factors for bortezomib treatment in plasma cell myeloma (PCM) are still lacking. TP53 codon 72 polymorphism (P72R) results in proline (P) or arginine (R) at 72 amino acid position, which causes synthesis of proteins with distinct functions. The aims of our study were to: 1) analyze whether this polymorphism is associated with an increased risk of PCM; 2) study whether the P72R polymorphism affects overall survival (OS) among PCM patients; 3) assess the possible association of the P72R polymorphism with sensitivity to bortezomib in cell cultures derived from PCM patients...
January 15, 2018: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331045/the-urgent-need-for-a-harmonized-severity-scoring-system-for-acute-allergic-reactions
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Antonella Muraro, Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Kirsten Beyer, Victòria Cardona, Andrew Clark, Esben Eller, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Marek Jutel, Aziz Sheikh, Ioana Agache, Katrina J Allen, Liz Angier, Barbara Ballmer-Weber, Maria Beatrice Bilò, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Carlos A Camargo, Antonella Cianferoni, Audrey DunnGalvin, Philippe A Eigenmann, Susanne Halken, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Susanne Lau, Caroline Nilsson, Lars K Poulsen, Franziska Rueff, Jonathan Spergel, Gunter Sturm, Frans Timmermans, Maria J Torres, Paul Turner, Ronald van Ree, Magnus Wickman, Margitta Worm, E N Clare Mills, Graham Roberts
The accurate assessment and communication of the severity of acute allergic reactions is important to patients, clinicians, researchers, the food industry, public health and regulatory authorities. Severity has different meanings to different stakeholders with patients and clinicians rating the significance of particular symptoms very differently. Many severity scoring systems have been generated, most focusing on the severity of reactions following exposure to a limited group of allergens. They are heterogeneous in format, none has used an accepted developmental approach and none has been validated...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330688/hepatocyte-nuclear-factors-as-possible-c-reactive-protein-transcriptional-inducer-in-the-liver-and-white-adipose-tissue-of-rats-with-experimental-chronic-renal-failure
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Elzbieta Sucajtys-Szulc, Alicja Debska-Slizien, Boleslaw Rutkowski, Ryszard Milczarek, Iwona Pelikant-Malecka, Tomasz Sledzinski, Julian Swierczynski, Marek Szolkiewicz
Inflammation related to chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important clinical problem. We recently determined that hepatocyte nuclear factor 1α (HNF1α) was upregulated in the livers of chronic renal failure (CRF) rats-experimental model of CKD. Considering that the promoter region of gene encoding C-reactive protein (CRP) contains binding sites for HNF1α and that the loss-of-function mutation in the Hnfs1α leads to significant reduction in circulating CRP levels, we hypothesized that HNF1α can activate the Crp in CRF rats...
January 12, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325942/perineural-spread-of-melanoma-to-the-brachial-plexus-identifying-the-anatomic-pathway-s
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Tomas Marek, Ruple S Laughlin, B Matthew Howe, Robert J Spinner
BACKGROUND: Perineural spread of melanoma is a well-known mechanism of metastasis in cases involving cranial nerves. Brachial plexus involvement is rare and the pathway is unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Mayo Clinic database was performed to identify patients with a history of melanoma and brachial plexus compromise between 1994 and 2017. Inclusion criteria were a history of melanoma, a clinical diagnosis of brachial plexopathy, radiological features consistent with perineural spread and biopsy of melanoma within nerve...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324682/malnutrition-inflammation-atherosclerosis-syndrome-mia-and-diet-recommendations-among-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-treated-with-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Małgorzata Maraj, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala, Paulina Dumnicka, Agnieszka Gala-Błądzińska, Katarzyna Gawlik, Dorota Pawlica-Gosiewska, Anna Ząbek-Adamska, Małgorzata Mazur-Laskowska, Piotr Ceranowicz, Marek Kuźniewski
Malnutrition-inflammation-atherosclerosis syndrome is one of the causes of increased mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the study was to assess the inflammation and nutritional status of patients in end-stage kidney disease treated with maintenance hemodialysis. The study included a group of 98 hemodialyzed patients with stage 5 CKD (38 women and 60 men). Albumin, prealbumin (PRE), and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in serum samples collected before mid-week dialysis. Fruit and vegetables frequency intakes were assessed with a questionnaire...
January 11, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322795/analysis-of-dna-methylation-and-microrna-expression-in-nut-nuclear-protein-in-testis-midline-carcinoma-of-the-sinonasal-tract-a-clinicopathological-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-genetic-study
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J Laco, H Kovarikova, M Chmelarova, H Vosmikova, K Sieglova, I Bubancova, P Dundr, K Nemejcova, J Michalek, P Celakovsky, R Mottl, I Sirak, M Vosmik, I Marek, T Geryk, J Mejzlik, J Satankova, A Ryska
The aim of this study was a detailed clinicopathological investigation of sinonasal NUT midline carcinoma (NMC), including analysis of DNA methylation and microRNA (miRNA) expression. Three (5%) cases of NMC were detected among 56 sinonasal carcinomas using immunohistochemical screening and confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization. The series comprised 2 males and 1 female, aged 46, 60, and 65 years. Two tumors arose in the nasal cavity and one in the maxillary sinus. The neoplasms were staged pT1, pT3, and pT4a (all cN0M0)...
2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321366/venous-thromboembolism-associated-with-protein-s-deficiency-due-to-arg451-mutation-in-pros1-gene-a-case-report-and-a-literature-review
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Ewa Wypasek, Marek Karpinski, Martine Alhenc-Gelas, Anetta Undas
Protein S (PS) is a vitaminK-dependent glycoproteinwhich plays an important role in the regulation of blood coagulation. PS deficiency has been found in 1.5-7% of thrombophilic patients. Here, we report the first Polish case with PS deficiency caused by the p.Arg451* in the PROS1 gene detected in a 21-year-old man with trauma-induced venous thromboembolism. To our knowledge, we provided the review of all the available data on this mutation (a total of 56 cases). The proband, his mother and his sister were screened for thrombophilia...
December 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320875/characterization-of-bacteriophages-and-their-carriage-in-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-broilers-in-poland
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A Marek, E Pyzik, D Stępień-Pyśniak, R Urban-Chmiel, A Nowaczek
1. The objective of this study was the isolation and morphological characterisation of temperate bacteriophages induced from Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from clinical samples from broiler chickens and turkeys. 2. Eighty-five S. aureus strains were tested for susceptibility to oxacillin in order to determine which were multi-resistant. A total of 24 strains showed resistance to methicillin. 3. Thirty-one bacteriophages that were lytic against S. aureus strains were isolated and the host range of the bacteriophages was evaluated...
January 11, 2018: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320599/asymmetric-catalytic-preparation-of-polysubstituted-cyclopropanol-and-cyclopropylamine-derivatives
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Marwan Simaan, Ilan Marek
The catalytic asymmetric carbometalation of cyclopropenes followed by either an electrophilic oxidation or amination reaction provides a unique approach to the formation of diastereomerically pure and enantiomerically enriched cyclopropanol and cyclopropylamine derivatives, respectively.
January 10, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320517/explaining-the-decline-in-coronary-heart-disease-mortality-rates-in-the-slovak-republic-between-1993-2008
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Marek Psota, Piotr Bandosz, Eva Gonçalvesová, Mária Avdičová, Mária Bucek Pšenková, Martin Studenčan, Jarmila Pekarčíková, Simon Capewell, Martin O'Flaherty
OBJECTIVE: Between the years 1993 and 2008, mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the Slovak Republic have decreased by almost one quarter. However, this was a smaller decline than in neighbouring countries. The aim of this modelling study was therefore to quantify the contributions of risk factor changes and the use of evidence-based medical therapies to the CHD mortality decline between 1993 and 2008. METHODS: We identified, obtained and scrutinised the data required for the model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320443/evaluation-of-asphalt-mixture-low-temperature-performance-in-bending-beam-creep-test
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Marek Pszczola, Mariusz Jaczewski, Dawid Rys, Piotr Jaskula, Cezary Szydlowski
Low-temperature cracking is one of the most common road pavement distress types in Poland. While bitumen performance can be evaluated in detail using bending beam rheometer (BBR) or dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) tests, none of the normalized test methods gives a comprehensive representation of low-temperature performance of the asphalt mixtures. This article presents the Bending Beam Creep test performed at temperatures from -20 °C to +10 °C in order to evaluate the low-temperature performance of asphalt mixtures...
January 10, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319506/bacterial-communities-from-the-arsenic-mine-in-z%C3%A5-oty-stok-sudety-mountains-poland
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Tomasz Cłapa, Dorota Narożna, Rafał Siuda, Andrzej Borkowski, Marek Selwet, Cezary J Mądrzak, Ewa Koźlecka
Investigations of bacterial communities and characterization of mineralogy of the environment in the Złoty Stok As-Au deposit were carried out. PXRD analysis revealed the presence of picropharmacolite as the most common secondary arsenic mineral in the mine. Total DNA was extracted from slime streams or slime biofilms samples to investigate the bacterial communities. PCR amplification of 16S rDNA was performed followed by subcloning of its products. Over 170 clones were analyzed by means of RFLP method. Eight group of clones representing different restriction patterns were identified...
September 27, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319505/kpc-2-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st11-in-a-children-s-hospital-in-poland
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Monika Machulska, Anna Baraniak, Iwona Żak, Katarzyna Bojarska, Dorota Żabicka, Iwona Sowa-Sierant, Waleria Hryniewicz, Marek Gniadkowski
Four Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from children hospitalized over 10 months in an intensive care unit in a children's teaching hospital in Poland were analyzed. All of the isolates belonged to a single pulsotype and sequence type (ST) 11, and produced the KPC-2 carbapenemase and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) CTX-M-15. They were resistant to a variety of antimicrobials, and their β-lactam resistance patterns were typical for KPC producers. This is one of few cases of identification of KPC (or carbapenemase)-producing K...
September 27, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319130/anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-with-rapid-thyrotoxicosis-case-report-and-the-review-of-literature
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Jacek Daroszewski, Katarzyna Paczkowska, Aleksandra Jawiarczyk-Przybyłowska, Marek Bolanowski, Michał Jeleń
INTRODUCTION: Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is one of the most aggressive human malignancies and constitutes approximately 1.6-5% of malignant neoplasms of thyroid. ATC usually presents with local symptoms due to rapidly enlarging thyroid mass, and has only seldom been reported to be a cause of thyrotoxicosis. Up to date only 9 cases of ATC presented with thyrotoxicosis have been described. CASE REPORT: We report a case of 66-year-old woman, who had had a large, euthyroid multinodular goiter for almost 50 years...
January 10, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319129/cerebellar-metastasis-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-detected-with-somatostatin-receptor-scintigraphy
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Rafal Czepczynski, Anna Wyszomirska, Maria Gryczynska, Ewelina Szczepanek-Parulska, Marek Ruchala
BACKGROUND: Distant metastases of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) may lack the ability to concentrate radioiodine. In such cases, positive somatostatin receptor scintigraphy might be useful in demonstrating the expression of somatostatin receptors that are potential therapeutic targets. To date, only several cerebellar metastases from PTC have been reported in the literature. PATIENT FINDINGS: We present an 82-year-old female, in whom an asymptomatic cerebellar metastasis from PTC was diagnosed by the means of Tc-99m-EDDA/HYNIC-TOC scintigraphy four years following the initial diagnosis...
January 10, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319127/sexual-function-and-depressive-symptoms-in-young-men-with-hypothyroidism-receiving-levothyroxine-liothyronine-combination-therapy
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Robert Krysiak, Bogdan Marek, Bogusław Okopień
INTRODUCTION: Both overt and subclinical hypothyroidism are often accompanied by sexual dysfunction. Despite improving male sexual functioning, levothyroxine treatment does not always restore all its aspects. The aim of this study was to compare male sexual functioning and depressive symptoms between men with hypothyroidism receiving levothyroxine/liothyronine combination therapy and men receiving levothyroxine alone. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 21 young levothyroxine-treated men with clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism in whom serum thyrotropin and thyroid hormone levels were within the normal limits...
January 10, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318981/magnesium-homeostasis-in-cattle-absorption-and-excretion
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Holger Martens, Sabine Leonhard-Marek, Monika Röntgen, Friederike Stumpff
Magnesium (Mg2+) is an essential mineral without known specific regulatory mechanisms. In ruminants, plasma Mg2+ concentration depends primarily on the balance between Mg2+ absorption and Mg2+ excretion. The primary site of Mg2+ absorption is the rumen, where Mg2+ is apically absorbed by both potential-dependent and potential-independent uptake mechanisms, reflecting involvement of ion channels and electroneutral transporters, respectively. Transport is energised in a secondary active manner by a basolateral Na+/Mg2+ exchanger...
January 10, 2018: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318369/the-incidence-of-biopsy-proven-transformation-in-follicular-lymphoma-in-the-rituximab-era-a-retrospective-analysis-from-the-czech-lymphoma-study-group-clsg-database
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Andrea Janikova, Zbynek Bortlicek, Vit Campr, Natasa Kopalova, Katerina Benesova, Michaela Hamouzova, David Belada, Vit Prochazka, Robert Pytlik, Samuel Vokurka, Jan Pirnos, Juraj Duras, Heidi Mocikova, Jiri Mayer, Marek Trneny
The aim of this study is to assess the incidence, risk factors, and outcome of biopsy-proven transformation in follicular lymphoma (FL) patients in the rituximab era. Transformation was analyzed in 1233 patients with initially diagnosed FL grades 1-3A, identified between 2002 and 2012 in the prospectively maintained Czech Lymphoma Study Group database. Only patients with histologically proven transformation (HT) were included. HT occurred in 58 cases at a median of 3.0 years from the initial FL diagnosis; the HT rate was 4% at 5 years...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317752/epstein-barr-virus-encoded-rnas-ebers-complement-the-loss-of-herpesvirus-telomerase-rna-vtr-in-virus-induced-tumor-formation
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Ahmed Kheimar, Benedikt B Kaufer
Marek's disease virus (MDV) is an alphaherpesvirus that causes fatal lymphomas in chickens and is used as a natural virus-host model for herpesvirus-induced tumorigenesis. MDV encodes a telomerase RNA subunit (vTR) that is crucial for efficient MDV-induced lymphoma formation; however, the mechanism is not completely understood. Similarly, Epstein Barr-virus (EBV) encodes two RNAs (EBER-1 and EBER-2) that are highly expressed in EBV-induced tumor cells, however their role in tumorigenesis remains unclear. Intriguingly, vTR and EBER-1 have interaction partners in common that are highly conserved in humans and chickens...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317263/keratinocyte-specific-ablation-of-ripk4-allows-epidermal-cornification-but-impairs-skin-barrier-formation
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Corinne Urwyler-Rösselet, Giel Tanghe, Kirsten Leurs, Barbara Gilbert, Riet De Rycke, Michiel De Bruyne, Saskia Lippens, Sonja Bartunkova, Philippe De Groote, Carine Niessen, Marek Haftek, Peter Vandenabeele, Wim Declercq
In humans, RIPK4 mutations can lead to the autosomal recessive Bartsocas-Papas and popliteal pterygium syndromes, which are characterized by severe skin defects, pterygia as well as clefting. We show here that the epithelial fusions observed in RIPK4 full KO mice are E-cadherin dependent, as keratinocyte-specific deletion of E-cadherin in RIPK4 full KO mice rescued the tail-to-body fusion and fusion of oral epithelia. To elucidate RIPK4 function in epidermal differentiation and development we generated epidermis-specific RIPK4 knockout mice (RIPK4EKO)...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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