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Kenneth Wang

Giang Huong Nguyen, James Y Wang, Kenneth B Hymes, Cynthia M Magro
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare and often aggressive lymphoid malignancy known to be associated with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1. There are 2 broad categories: acute and chronic. In the acute category, there is a leukemic and a lymphomatous variant, whereas in the designated "chronic" form, there is mild peripheral blood lymphocytosis. The intermediate "smoldering" category is without peripheral blood lymphocytosis with only discernible skin involvement. We present a 68-year-old human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 seropositive female with a mild peripheral blood atypical lymphocytosis who had indurated nodules on her hands of 2 years duration and a new scaly ichthyosiform eruption on her lower extremities...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Hiral Shah, Emiliano Albanese, Cynthia Duggan, Igor Rudan, Kenneth M Langa, Maria C Carrillo, Kit Yee Chan, Yves Joanette, Martin Prince, Martin Rossor, Shekhar Saxena, Heather M Snyder, Reisa Sperling, Mathew Varghese, Huali Wang, Marc Wortmann, Tarun Dua
At the First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia in March, 2015, 160 delegates, including representatives from 80 WHO Member States and four UN agencies, agreed on a call for action to reduce the global burden of dementia by fostering a collective effort to advance research. To drive this effort, we completed a globally representative research prioritisation exercise using an adapted version of the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative method. We elicited 863 research questions from 201 participants and consolidated these questions into 59 thematic research avenues, which were scored anonymously by 162 researchers and stakeholders from 39 countries according to five criteria...
November 2016: Lancet Neurology
Xiu-Zhen Li, Lin Lv, Xu Zhang, Kenneth Yongabi Anchang, Auwalu Yusuf Abdullahi, Liqing Tu, Xiaohu Wang, Lijun Xia, Xiu-Xiang Zhang, Weili Feng, Chunxia Lu, Shoujun Li, Zi-Guo Yuan
We previously demonstrated that the survival time of BALB/c mice challenged with Toxoplasma gondii RH strain was prolonged by immunising the mice with a eukaryotic vector expressing the protein ROP16 of T. gondii. Building upon previous findings, we are exploring improved vaccination strategies to enhance protection. In this work, a novel recombinant canine adenovirus type 2 expressing ROP16 (CAV-2-ROP16) of T. gondii was constructed and identified to express ROP16 in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells (MDCK) cells by western blot (WB) and indirect immunofluorescence (IFA) assays...
October 11, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Cadman L Leggett, Kenneth K Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Brandi M Baughman, Huanchen Wang, Yi An, Dmitri Kireev, Michael A Stashko, Henning J Jessen, Kenneth H Pearce, Stephen V Frye, Stephen B Shears
Pharmacological tools-'chemical probes'-that intervene in cell signaling cascades are important for complementing genetically-based experimental approaches. Probe development frequently begins with a high-throughput screen (HTS) of a chemical library. Herein, we describe the design, validation, and implementation of the first HTS-compatible strategy against any inositol phosphate kinase. Our target enzyme, PPIP5K, synthesizes 'high-energy' inositol pyrophosphates (PP-InsPs), which regulate cell function at the interface between cellular energy metabolism and signal transduction...
2016: PloS One
Vadim Gospodarev, Justin Câmara, Vikram Chakravarthy, Arie Perry, Matthew Wood, Robin Dietz, Jun Wang, Kenneth De Los Reyes, Ravi Raghavan
IgG4-related pachymeningitis is a serious inflammatory condition that can present with symptoms of mass effect and focal deficits. The first-line therapy is steroids and second-line is chemotherapy (methotrexate, azathioprine, etc.). We describe a patient with IgG4-related pachymeningitis in whom steroid use was contraindicated and methotrexate was ineffective. During the course of treatment, the patient presented to the emergency department with receptive and expressive aphasia, slurred speech, right-sided neglect, and loss of sensation...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
Naveen Ramalingam, Brian Fowler, Lukasz Szpankowski, Anne A Leyrat, Kyle Hukari, Myo Thu Maung, Wiganda Yorza, Michael Norris, Chris Cesar, Joe Shuga, Michael L Gonzales, Chad D Sanada, Xiaohui Wang, Rudy Yeung, Win Hwang, Justin Axsom, Naga Sai Gopi Krishna Devaraju, Ninez Delos Angeles, Cassandra Greene, Ming-Fang Zhou, Eng-Seng Ong, Chang-Chee Poh, Marcos Lam, Henry Choi, Zaw Htoo, Leo Lee, Chee-Sing Chin, Zhong-Wei Shen, Chong T Lu, Ilona Holcomb, Aik Ooi, Craig Stolarczyk, Tony Shuga, Kenneth J Livak, Marc Unger, Jay A A West
The study of single cells has evolved over the past several years to include expression and genomic analysis of an increasing number of single cells. Several studies have demonstrated wide spread variation and heterogeneity within cell populations of similar phenotype. While the characterization of these populations will likely set the foundation for our understanding of genomic- and expression-based diversity, it will not be able to link the functional differences of a single cell to its underlying genomic structure and activity...
2016: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Michael J Stewart, Tianfang Wang, Bradley I Harding, U Bose, Russell C Wyeth, Kenneth B Storey, Scott F Cummins
Increased understanding of the molecular components involved in reproduction may assist in understanding the evolutionary adaptations used by animals, including hermaphrodites, to produce offspring and retain a continuation of their lineage. In this study, we focus on the Mediterranean snail, Theba pisana, a hermaphroditic land snail that has become a highly invasive pest species within agricultural areas throughout the world. Our analysis of T. pisana CNS tissue has revealed gene transcripts encoding molluscan reproduction-associated proteins including APGWamide, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and an egg-laying hormone (ELH)...
2016: PloS One
Cara C Schafer, Yong Wang, Kenneth P Hough, Anandi Sawant, Stefan C Grant, Victor J Thannickal, Jaroslaw Zmijewski, Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, Jessy S Deshane
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) has been implicated in immune evasion by tumors. Upregulation of this tryptophan (Trp)-catabolizing enzyme, in tumor cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) within the tumor microenvironment (TME), leads to Trp depletion that impairs cytotoxic T cell responses and survival; however, exact mechanisms remain incompletely understood. We previously reported that a combination therapy of gemcitabine and a superoxide dismutase mimetic promotes anti-tumor immunity in a mouse model of lung cancer by inhibiting MDSCs, enhancing polyfunctional response of CD8+ memory T cells, and extending survival...
September 26, 2016: Oncotarget
Omotola Olukemi Ogunsolu, Ian A Murphy, Jamie C Wang, Anjan Das, Kenneth Hanson
Current high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) rely on the incorporation of multiple chromophores, via either co-deposition or pre-formed assemblies, as a means of increasing broad band light absorption. These strategies have some inherent limitations including decreased total light absorption by each of the dyes, low surface loadings, and complex synthetic procedures. In this report, we introduce an alternative strategy, self-assembled bilayers, as a simple, step-wise method of incorporating two complementary chromophores into a DSSC...
October 4, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Xiao Wang, Belete Teferedegne, Kenneth Shatzkes, Wei Tu, Haruhiko Murata
Using purified reaction components, a commercial monoclonal antibody (Ab) specific to RNase inhibitor (RI) was found to interfere with the activity of RI. Total RNA was mixed with a monoclonal Ab specific to either RI (clone 3F11) or glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), RNase A, RI, or a combination of the above. Following incubation for 1 h at 22 °C or 37 °C, RNA integrity of the mixtures was assessed using microfluidics-based Bio-Rad Experion RNA electrophoresis. The addition of Ab 3F11 prevented RI from effectively inhibiting RNase A and therefore resulted in extensive RNA degradation...
December 2016: Data in Brief
Christopher I Amos, Joe Dennis, Zhaoming Wang, Jinyoung Byun, Fredrick R Schumacher, Simon A Gayther, Graham Casey, David J Hunter, Thomas A Sellers, Stephen B Gruber, Alison M Dunning, Kyriaki Michailidou, Laura Fachal, Kimberly Doheny, Amanda B Spurdle, Yafang Li, Xiangjun Xiao, Jane Romm, Elizabeth Pugh, Gerhard A Coetzee, Dennis J Hazelett, Stig E Bojesen, Charlisse Caga-Anan, Christopher A Haiman, Ahsan Kamal, Craig Luccarini, Daniel Tessier, Daniel Vincent, Francois Bacot, David J Van Den Berg, Stefanie Nelson, Stephen Demetriades, David E Goldgar, Fergus J Couch, Judith L Forman, Graham G Giles, David V Conti, Heike Bickeböller, Angela Risch, Melanie Waldenberger, Irene Brüske-Hohlfeld, Belynda D Hicks, Hua Ling, Lesley McGuffog, Andrew Lee, Karoline Kuchenbaecker, Penny Soucy, Judith Manz, Julie M Cunningham, Katja Butterbach, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Peter Kraft, Liesel FitzGerald, Sara Lindstrom, Marcia Adams, James D McKay, Catherine M Phelan, Sara Benlloch, Linda E Kelemen, Paul Brennan, Marjorie Riggan, Tracy A O'Mara, Hongbing Shen, Yong-Yong Shi, Deborah J Thompson, Marc T Goodman, Sune F Nielsen, Andrew Berchuck, Sylvie Laboissiere, Stephanie L Schmit, Tameka Shelford, Christopher K Edlund, Jack A Taylor, John Kirkpatrick Field, Sue K Park, Kenneth Offit, Mads Thomassen, Rita Schmutzler, Laura Ottini, Rayjean J Hung, Jonathan Marchini, Ali Amin Al Olama, Ulrike Peters, Rosalind A Eeles, Michael F Seldin, Elizabeth Gillanders, Daniela Seminara, Antonis C Antoniou, Paul D P Pharoah, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Stephen J Chanock, Jacques Simard, Douglas F Easton
BACKGROUND: Common cancers develop through a multistep process often including inherited susceptibility. Collaboration among multiple institutions, and funding from multiple sources, has allowed the development of an inexpensive genotyping microarray, the OncoArray. The array includes a genome-wide backbone, comprising 230,000 SNPs tagging most common genetic variants, together with dense mapping of known susceptibility regions, rare variants from sequencing experiments, pharmacogenetic markers and cancer related traits...
October 3, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
David Raciti, Kenneth J Livi, Chao Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2016: Nano Letters
Qian Wang, Xianya Liao, Wenqian Xu, Yang Ren, Kenneth J Livi, Mengqiang Zhu
Layered manganese (Mn) oxides, such as birnessite, are versatile materials in industrial applications and common minerals mediating elemental cycling in natural environment. Many of birnessite properties are controlled by Mn(III) concentration and particle sizes. Thus, it is important to synthesize birnessite nanoparticles with controlled Mn(III) concentrations and sizes so that one can tune its properties for many applications. Birnessite was synthesized in the presence of oxyanions (phosphate, silicate, or sulfate) during reductive precipitation of KMnO4 by HCl and characterized using multiple synchrotron X-ray techniques, electron microscopy, and diffuse reflectance UV-vis spectroscopy...
October 17, 2016: Inorganic Chemistry
Bradley J Blitvich, Tian Wang, Vandana Saxena, Shemin Zeng, Karen M Harmon, Matthew D Raymond, Kenneth M Goins, Cynthia Reed, Robert F Mullins, Mark A Greiner
The purpose of this study was to determine the in vitro and ex vivo susceptibility of human corneal cells to West Nile virus (WNV) infection and evaluate the ability of the virus to disseminate to the corneas of infected mice. Human corneal epithelial cells were challenged with WNV, incubated for 1-6 days, and tested for evidence of WNV infection. Viral RNA and antigen were detected at every time point, and the virus reached a peak titer of 2.5 × 10(7) plaque-forming units (pfu)/mL at 3 days postinoculation (PI)...
September 26, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Jayson X Chen, Hong Wang, Anna Liu, Lanjing Zhang, Kenneth Reuhl, Chung S Yang
In the past decades, experimental rodent models developed to study the pathogenesis of human colorectal cancer (CRC) generally employed synthetic chemical carcinogens or genetic manipulation. Our lab, in order to establish a more physiologically relevant CRC model, recently developed a colon carcinogenesis model induced by the meat-derived dietary carcinogen, 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), and promoted by dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis in the cytochrome P450 1A-humanized (hCYP1A) mice...
September 23, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Yi Wang, Kenneth K Y Cheng, Karen S L Lam, Donghai Wu, Yu Wang, Yu Huang, Paul M Vanhoutte, Gary Sweeney, Yiming Li, Aimin Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Diabetes
Junlei Chang, Yiming Li, Yu Huang, Karen S L Lam, Ruby L C Hoo, Wing Tak Wong, Kenneth K Y Cheng, Yiqun Wang, Paul M Vanhoutte, Aimin Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Diabetes
Kenneth K Y Cheng, Karen S L Lam, Yu Wang, Yu Huang, David Carling, Donghai Wu, Chiwai Wong, Aimin Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Diabetes
Eunsohl Lee, Jingcheng Wang, Kenji Yumoto, Younghun Jung, Frank C Cackowski, Ann M Decker, Yan Li, Renny T Franceschi, Kenneth J Pienta, Russell S Taichman
Cancer metastasis is a multistep process associated with the induction of an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cells (CSCs). Although significant progress has been made in understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating EMT and the CSC phenotype, little is known of how these processes are regulated by epigenetics. Here we demonstrate that reduced expression of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) plays an important role in the induction of EMT and the CSC phenotype by prostate cancer (PCa) cells, with enhanced tumorigenesis and metastasis...
September 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
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