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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527117/non-viral-and-viral-delivery-systems-for-crispr-cas9-technology-in-the-biomedical-field
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Zhi-Yao He, Ke Men, Zhou Qin, Yang Yang, Ting Xu, Yu-Quan Wei
The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein 9 (CRISPR-Cas9) system provides a novel genome editing technology that can precisely target a genomic site to disrupt or repair a specific gene. Some CRISPR-Cas9 systems from different bacteria or artificial variants have been discovered or constructed by biologists, and Cas9 nucleases and single guide RNAs (sgRNA) are the major components of the CRISPR-Cas9 system. These Cas9 systems have been extensively applied for identifying therapeutic targets, identifying gene functions, generating animal models, and developing gene therapies...
May 2, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526452/gestational-age-at-initiation-of-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-and-recurrent-preterm-birth
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Angela Ning, Catherine J Vladutiu, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, William H Goodnight, Tracy A Manuck
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in non-anomalous neonates in the US. Women with a previous early spontaneous PTB are at highest risk for recurrence. Weekly intramuscular 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) reduces the risk of recurrent prematurity. Though current guidelines recommend 17-OHPC initiation between 16-20 weeks', in clinical practice, 17-OHPC is started across a spectrum of gestational ages. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the gestational age at 17-OHPC initiation and recurrent PTB among women a prior spontaneous PTB 16-28 weeks' gestation...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526450/the-association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-the-oxytocin-receptor-and-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-6-grk6-genes-with-oxytocin-dosing-requirements-and-labor-outcomes
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Chad A Grotegut, Emily Ngan, Melanie E Garrett, Marie Lynn Miranda, Allison E Ashley-Koch, Geeta K Swamy
BACKGROUND: Oxytocin is a potent uterotonic agent that is widely used for induction and augmentation of labor. Oxytocin has a narrow therapeutic index and the optimal dosing for any individual woman varies widely. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine if genetic variation in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) or in the gene encoding G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 (GRK6), which regulates desensitization of the OXTR, could explain variation in oxytocin dosing and labor outcomes among women being induced near term...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526449/predictors-of-vaginal-delivery-in-medically-indicated-early-preterm-induction-of-labor
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Rachel A Sievert, Spencer G Kuper, Victoria C Jauk, Melissa Parrish, Joseph R Biggio, Lorie M Harper
BACKGROUND: When delivery is indicated prior to 34 weeks, many providers perform a cesarean delivery (CD) rather than induce labor based on perceptions of a high failure rate. Given the morbidity of CD, an accurate estimate of the success rate and factors associated with success in preterm induction of labor (IOL) is important in management decisions. OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop a prediction model for successful induction of labor in preterm patients using factors known at the time the decision is made to deliver...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526436/intracranial-il-17a-overexpression-decreases-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-by-upregulation-of-abca1-in-an-animal-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Junling Yang, Jinghong Kou, Robert Lalonde, Ken-Ichiro Fukuchi
Neuroinflammation is a pervasive feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and characterized by activated microglia, increased proinflammatory cytokines and/or infiltrating immune cells. T helper 17 (Th17) cells are found in AD brain parenchyma and interleukin-17A (IL-17A) is identified around deposits of aggregated amyloid β protein (Aβ). However, the role of IL-17A in AD pathogenesis remains elusive. We overexpressed IL-17A in an AD mouse model via recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 5 (rAAV5)-mediated intracranial gene delivery...
May 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526406/trastuzumab-emtansine-suppresses-the-growth-of-her2-positive-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-preclinical-models
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Osamu Morimura, Toshiyuki Minami, Takashi Kijima, Shohei Koyama, Tomoyuki Otsuka, Yuhei Kinehara, Akio Osa, Masayoshi Higashiguchi, Kotaro Miyake, Izumi Nagatomo, Haruhiko Hirata, Kota Iwahori, Takayuki Takimoto, Yoshito Takeda, Hiroshi Kida, Atsushi Kumanogoh
Overcoming chemoresistance is essential for achieving better prognoses in SCLC. Previously, we reported that HER2 is upregulated when HER2-positive SCLC cells acquire chemoresistance. HER2-upregulated cisplatin- or etoposide-resistant SCLC cells were sensitive to trastuzumab-mediated ADCC. However, irinotecan-resistant SCLC cells, such as SBC-3/SN-38, were refractory to trastuzumab despite high HER2 expression. To address this issue, we examined the antitumor efficacy of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) on trastuzumab-resistant HER2-positive SCLC...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526342/ph-controlled-drug-delivery-with-hybrid-aerogel-of-chitosan-carboxymethyl-cellulose-and-graphene-oxide-as-the-carrier
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Ren Wang, Dan Shou, Ouyang Lv, Yong Kong, Linhong Deng, Jian Shen
Hybrid aerogels of chitosan (CS), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and graphene oxide (GO) are successfully prepared by using calcium ion (Ca(2+)) as the crosslinker. The resultant hybrid aerogels, CS/CMC/Ca(2+)/GO, are characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. Due to the pH sensitivity of CS and CMC, pH-controlled drug delivery with CS/CMC/Ca(2+)/GO as the carrier is investigated using 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), an effective chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of cancers, as the model drug...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526027/description-of-inter-institutional-referrals-after-admission-for-labor-and-delivery-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study-in-rural-maharashtra-india
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Archana B Patel, Amber Abhijeet Prakash, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Yamini V Pusdekar, Patricia L Hibberd
BACKGROUND: In 2008, the Indian government introduced financial assistance to encourage health facility deliveries. Facility births have increased, but maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality have not decreased raising questions about the quality of care provided in facilities and access to a quality referral system. We evaluated the potential role of inter-institutional transfers of women admitted for labor and delivery on adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in an ongoing prospective, population-based Maternal and Newborn Health Registry in Central India...
May 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525950/hydrophobic-drug-loaded-pegylated-magnetic-liposomes-for-drug-controlled-release
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Andri Hardiansyah, Ming-Chien Yang, Ting-Yu Liu, Chih-Yu Kuo, Li-Ying Huang, Tzu-Yi Chan
Less targeted and limited solubility of hydrophobic-based drug are one of the serious obstacles in drug delivery system. Thus, new strategies to enhance the solubility of hydrophobic drug and controlled release behaviors would be developed. Herein, curcumin, a model of hydrophobic drug, has been loaded into PEGylated magnetic liposomes as a drug carrier platform for drug controlled release system. Inductive magnetic heating (hyperthermia)-stimulated drug release, in vitro cellular cytotoxicity assay of curcumin-loaded PEGylated magnetic liposomes and cellular internalization-induced by magnetic guidance would be investigated...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
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/28525591/f4-80-macrophages-contribute-to-clearance-of-senescent-cells-in-the-mouse-postpartum-uterus
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Mahiro Egashira, Yasushi Hirota, Ryoko Shimizu-Hirota, Tomoko Saito-Fujita, Hirofumi Haraguchi, Leona Matsumoto, Mitsunori Matsuo, Takehiro Hiraoka, Tomoki Tanaka, Shun Akaeda, Chiaki Takehisa, Mayuko Saito-Kanatani, Kei-Ichiro Maeda, Tomoyuki Fujii, Yutaka Osuga
Cellular senescence, defined as an irreversible cell cycle arrest, exacerbates tissue microenvironment. Our previous study demonstrated that mouse uterine senescent cells are physiologically increased according to gestational days and their abnormal accumulation is linked to the onset of preterm delivery. We hypothesized that there is a mechanism for removal of senescent cells after parturition to maintain uterine function. In the current study, we noted abundant uterine senescent cells and their gradual disappearance in the wild-type postpartum mice...
May 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525558/electronic-clinical-quality-measure-reporting-challenges-findings-from-the-medicare-ehr-incentive-program-s-controlling-high-blood-pressure-measure
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Dawn M Heisey-Grove, Hilary K Wall, Janet S Wright
Objective: To identify physician and practice characteristics associated with high clinical and technical performance on the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) that calculates the proportion of patients with hypertension who have controlled blood pressure. Materials and Methods: The study included 268 602 physicians participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program between 2011 and 2014. Independent variables included delivery reform participation and physician, practice level, and area characteristics...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525367/liposomal-co-delivered-oleanolic-acid-attenuates-doxorubicin-induced-multi-organ-toxicity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Muhammad Sarfraz, Attia Afzal, Shahid Masood Raza, Sajid Bashir, Asadullah Madni, Muhammad Waseem Khan, Xiang Ma, Guangya Xiang
Doxorubicin in combination with other cytotoxic drugs has clinical advantages. However, doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity negatively impacts clinical utility and outcomes. Cardiotoxicity can result from increased oxidative stress or from a local cytochrome P450 mediated increase in 20-hydroxy-5, 8, 11, 14-eicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE). Oleanolic acid (OA) is a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid with free radical scavenging, cardioprotective, and P450-mediated cyclooxygenase-upregulating properties. We investigated co-delivery of liposomal OA and doxorubicin in a HepG2 model of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525366/mesenchymal-stem-cell-carriers-enhance-antitumor-efficacy-of-oncolytic-adenoviruses-in-an-immunocompetent-mouse-model
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Esther Rincón, Teresa Cejalvo, Deepak Kanojia, Arantzazu Alfranca, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-Milla, Raul Andrés Gil Hoyos, Yu Han, Lingjiao Zhang, Ramón Alemany, Maciej S Lesniak, Javier García-Castro
Oncolytic virotherapy represents a promising alternative for cancer treatment; however, viral delivery to the tumor represents a major challenge. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) chemotax to tumors, and can serve as a viral delivery tool. Previously, we demonstrated antitumor therapeutic efficacy for mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) infected with the oncolytic human adenovirus ICOVIR5 (Celyvir) for treatment of neuroblastoma patients. Given the lack of suitable immunocompetent preclinical models, the mechanism underlying Celyvir antitumor activity remains unknown...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525286/cancer-patient-experience-in-the-teenage-young-adult-population-key-issues-and-trends-over-time-an-analysis-of-the-united-kingdom-national-cancer-patient-experience-surveys-2010-2014
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Caroline L Furness, Lesley Smith, Eva Morris, Caroline Brocklehurst, Sasha Daly, Rachael E Hough
Improving outcomes for teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer is a key element of the national cancer strategy in England. Recognition of the unique needs of this group has led to the development of recommendations for specific models of care and delivery of this care through the provision of dedicated clinical units in principal treatment centers (PTCs) across the United Kingdom. The aim of this study was to understand the current cancer patient experience for this patient group. We aimed to determine whether treatment experience is influenced by place of treatment and whether it has changed over time using patient-reported data from national cancer patient experience surveys...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525259/biodegradable-smart-polyphosphazenes-with-intrinsic-multi-functionality-as-intracellular-protein-delivery-vehicles
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Andre P Martinez, Bareera Qamar, Thomas R Fuerst, Silvia Muro, Alexander K Andrianov
A series of biodegradable drug delivery polymers with intrinsic multifunctionality have been designed and synthesized utilizing polyphosphazene macromolecular engineering approach. Novel water-soluble polymers, which contain carboxylic acid and pyrrolidone moieties attached to inorganic phosphorus-nitrogen backbone, were characterized by a suite of physico-chemical methods to confirm their structure, composition, and molecular sizes. All synthesized polyphosphazenes displayed composition dependent hydrolytic degradability in aqueous solutions at neutral pH...
May 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524912/gold-nanocages-with-dual-modality-for-image-guided-therapeutics
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Shijin Bao, Shengnan Huang, Ying Liu, Yurong Hu, Weiping Wang, Mengfei Ji, Huili Li, Ning Xia Zhang, Chengzhi Song, Shaofeng Duan
Numerous studies have demonstrated that microRNAs are very important in cancer development and progression. However, the complex relationship between the size of microRNA delivery systems, cellular uptake, biodistribution and therapeutic efficiency remains unclear. Herein, we have successfully constructed a series of differently-sized microRNA delivery systems, miR-26a-loaded, hyaluronic acid-modified, polyetherimide-conjugated PEGylated gold nanocage ternary nanocomplexes (PPHAuNCs-TNCs), which can be monitored optically by fluorescence and photoacoustic tomography imaging...
May 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524859/mesenchymal-stem-cells-sense-mitochondria-released-from-damaged-cells-as-danger-signals-to-activate-their-rescue-properties
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Meriem Mahrouf-Yorgov, Lionel Augeul, Claire Crola Da Silva, Maud Jourdan, Muriel Rigolet, Sylvie Manin, René Ferrera, Michel Ovize, Adeline Henry, Aurélie Guguin, Jean-Paul Meningaud, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Roberto Motterlini, Roberta Foresti, Anne-Marie Rodriguez
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) protect tissues against cell death induced by ischemia/reperfusion insults. This therapeutic effect seems to be controlled by physiological cues released by the local microenvironment following injury. Recent lines of evidence indicate that MSC can communicate with their microenvironment through bidirectional exchanges of mitochondria. In particular, in vitro and in vivo studies report that MSCs rescue injured cells through delivery of their own mitochondria. However, the role of mitochondria conveyed from somatic cells to MSC remains unknown...
May 19, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524852/surface-chemistry-governs-cellular-tropism-of-nanoparticles-in-the-brain
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Eric Song, Alice Gaudin, Amanda R King, Young-Eun Seo, Hee-Won Suh, Yang Deng, Jiajia Cui, Gregory T Tietjen, Anita Huttner, W Mark Saltzman
Nanoparticles are of long-standing interest for the treatment of neurological diseases such as glioblastoma. Most past work focused on methods to introduce nanoparticles into the brain, suggesting that reaching the brain interstitium will be sufficient to ensure therapeutic efficacy. However, optimized nanoparticle design for drug delivery to the central nervous system is limited by our understanding of their cellular deposition in the brain. Here, we investigated the cellular fate of poly(lactic acid) nanoparticles presenting different surface chemistries, after administration by convection-enhanced delivery...
May 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524822/simultaneous-delivery-time-and-aperture-shape-optimization-for-the-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-treatment-planning-problem
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Mehdi Mahnam, Michel Gendreau, Nadia Lahrichi, Louis-Martin Rousseau
In this paper, we propose a novel heuristic algorithm for the volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatment planning problem, optimizing the trade-off between delivery time and treatment quality. We present a new mixed integer programming model in which the multi-leaf collimator leaf positions, gantry speed, and dose rate are determined simultaneously. Our heuristic is based on column generation; the aperture conguration is modeled in the columns and the dose distribution and time restriction in the rows...
May 19, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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