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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103270/cold-atmospheric-plasma-created-at-the-tip-of-an-elongated-flexible-capillary-using-low-electric-current-can-slow-the-progression-of-melanoma
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Y Binenbaum, G Ben-David, Z Gil, Ya Z Slutsker, M A Ryzhkov, J Felsteiner, Ya E Krasik, J T Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Cold Atmospheric Plasma Jet (CAPJ), with ion temperature close to room temperature, has tremendous potential in biomedical engineering, and can potentially offer a therapeutic option that allows cancer cell elimination without damaging healthy tissue. We developed a hand-held flexible device for the delivery of CAPJ to the treatment site, with a modified high-frequency pulse generator operating at a RMS voltage of <1.2 kV and gas flow in the range 0.3-3 l/min. The aims of our study were to characterize the CAPJ emitted from the device, and to evaluate its efficacy in elimination of cancer cells in-vitro and in-vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079338/a-single-institute-experience-on-melanoma-prognosis-a-long-term-follow-up
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Emi Dika, Marco A Chessa, Giulia Veronesi, Giulia M Ravaioli, Pier A Fanti, Simone Ribero, Giovanni Tripepi, Carlotta Gurioli, Alessandro Traniello Gradassi, Martina Lambertini, Annalisa Patrizi
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of cutaneous melanoma is correlated to histopathologic parameters such as Breslow thickness, the presence of mitosis, ulceration and lymphatic involvement at the moment of the diagnosis. On the other hand, the prognostic value of parameters such as age, sex, and tumor localization are still a matter of debate. We evaluated herein the prognostic factors in melanoma patients during a long term follow- up (60 months). METHODS: Melanoma patients presenting stage IB-III at diagnosis were included...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048976/repeat-episcleral-plaque-brachytherapy-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-treated-for-locally-recurrent-posterior-uveal-melanoma
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Benjamin King, Vanessa M Morales-Tirado, Henry G Wynn, Brad T Gao, Matthew T Ballo, Matthew W Wilson
PURPOSE: Report the outcomes of survival, local control, visual acuity and eye retention in patients treated with repeat episcleral plaque brachytherapy (EPBT) for locally recurrent posterior uveal melanoma (PUM). DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series METHODS: Setting: Institutional Patient Population: 1201 patients that underwent Iodine-125 (I-125) EPBT as primary treatment for PUM between 1985 and 2015 Inclusion criteria: Development of locally recurrent disease and retreatment with I-125 EPBT Observation Procedures: Clinical records review Main Outcome Measures: Visual acuity, Kaplan-Meier estimates of survival, local control, metastasis and loss of the eye over the duration of follow up RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients (13 men) met our inclusion criteria...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042842/novel-2-3-dihydro-1h-pyrrolo-3-2-1-ij-quinazolin-1-ones-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation
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Malose J Mphahlele, Tebogo A Khoza, Peaceful Mabeta
Herein we describe the synthesis and evaluation of a series of novel 2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2,1-ij]quinazolin-1-ones for in vitro cytotoxicity against three human cancer cell lines as well as for potential antimalarial activity against the chloroquine-sensitive strain 3D7 of Plasmodium falciparum. The title compounds were prepared via PdCl₂-mediated endo-dig cyclization of 2-aryl-8-(arylethynyl)-6-bromo-2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones. The latter were prepared, in turn, via initial Sonogashira cross-coupling of 2-amino-5-bromo-3-iodobenzamide with aryl acetylenes followed by boric acid-mediated cyclocondensation of the intermediate 2-amino-3-(arylethynyl)-5-bromobenzamides with benzaldehyde derivatives...
December 30, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039784/verteporfin-based-silica-nanoparticle-for-in-vitro-selective-inhibition-of-human-highly-invasive-melanoma-cell-proliferation
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Manuela Rizzi, Stelvio Tonello, Bianca Martins Estevão, Enrica Gianotti, Leonardo Marchese, Filippo Renò
Photodinamic therapy (PDT) has gained an increasing interest as a new tool to treat skin cancers such as melanoma. This clinical approach take advantage from the combination of a photosensitizer and a specific light wavelength able to induce singlet oxygen production. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have been widely investigated as drug nanocarriers as their structure and morphology could be customized to produce suitable nanoplatforms enabling high cargo capacity. In the present study MSNs were successfully conjugated with the second generation photosensitizer verteporfin and the resulting nanoplatform (Ver-MSNs) was tested in an in vitro PDT model as a potential tool for melanoma treatment...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026754/automated-melanoma-recognition-in-dermoscopy-images-via-very-deep-residual-networks
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Lequan Yu, Hao Chen, Qi Dou, Jing Qin, Pheng Ann Heng
Automated melanoma recognition in dermoscopy images is a very challenging task due to the low contrast of skin lesions, the huge intraclass variation of melanomas, the high degree of visual similarity between melanoma and non-melanoma lesions, and the existence of many artifacts in the image. In order to meet these challenges, we propose a novel method for melanoma recognition by leveraging very deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs). Compared with existing methods employing either low-level hand-crafted features or CNNs with shallower architectures, our substantially deeper networks (more than 50 layers) can acquire richer and more discriminative features for more accurate recognition...
December 21, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024187/synthesis-photophysical-properties-and-structures-of-organotin-schiff-bases-utilizing-aromatic-amino-acid-from-the-chiral-pool-and-evaluation-of-the-biological-perspective-of-a-triphenyltin-compound
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Tushar S Basu Baul, Pelesakuo Kehie, Andrew Duthie, Nikhil Guchhait, Nune Raviprakash, Raveendra B Mokhamatam, Sunil K Manna, Nerina Armata, Michelangelo Scopelliti, Ruimin Wang, Ulli Englert
Five new organotin(IV) complexes of compositions [Me2SnL(1)] (1), [Me2SnL(2)]n (2), [Me2SnL(3)] (3), [Ph3SnL(1)H]n (4) and [Ph3SnL(3)H] (5) (where L(1)=(2S)-2-((E)-((Z)-4-hydroxypent-3-en-2-ylidene)amino)-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propanoate, L(2)=(2S)-(E)-2-((2-hydroxybenzylidene)amino)-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propanoate and L(3)=(2S)-(E)-2-((1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)ethylidene)amino)-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propanoate were synthesized and spectroscopically characterized. The crystal structures of 1-4 were determined. For the dimethyltin derivative 2, a polymeric chain structure was observed as a result of a long Sn∙∙∙O contact involving the exocyclic carbonyl oxygen-atom from the tridentate ligand of a neighboring Sn-complex unit...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024137/-secrets-of-the-red-headed
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REVIEW
Zygmunt Zdrojewicz, Małgorzata Kowalik, Adam Jagodziński
Only 1-2% of people is red-headed but in the Russian Udmurt Republic or United Kingdom they can be met more often. A specific variant of MC1R gene (R allele) is responsible for the red hair. The gene encodes a receptor for melanocortins. These substances stimulate melanocytes to product melanin- a dye of the skin which is transported to keratinocytes. It protects a cellular nucleus from ultraviolet radiation. Melanin has two types: eumelanin which is dark brown or even black and red/orange pheomelanin. The second one is mostly observed in red-headed which is caused by R allele...
December 22, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009745/safety-and-feasibility-of-minimally-invasive-inguinal-lymph-node-dissection-in-patients-with-melanoma-safe-milnd-report-of-a-prospective-multi-institutional-trial
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James W Jakub, Alicia M Terando, Amod Sarnaik, Charlotte E Ariyan, Mark B Faries, Sabino Zani, Heather B Neuman, Nabil Wasif, Jeffrey M Farma, Bruce J Averbook, Karl Y Bilimoria, Travis E Grotz, Jacob B Jake Allred, Vera J Suman, Mary Sue Brady, Douglas Tyler, Jeffrey D Wayne, Heidi Nelson
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive inguinal lymph node dissection (MILND) is a novel approach to inguinal lymphadenectomy. SAFE-MILND (NCT01500304) is a multicenter, phase I/II clinical trial evaluating the safety and feasibility of MILND for patients with melanoma in a group of surgeons newly adopting the procedure. METHODS: Twelve melanoma surgeons from 10 institutions without any previous MILND experience, enrolled patients into a prospective study after completing specialized training including didactic lectures, participating in a hands-on cadaveric laboratory, and being provided an instructional DVD of the procedure...
January 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951487/synthesis-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-monocationic-arylthiophene-derivatives
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Mohamed A Ismail, Magdy M Youssef, Reem K Arafa, Shar S Al-Shihry, Wael M El-Sayed
Eleven compounds of substituted 4-(5-arylthiophen-2-yl)benzamidines 4a-k were synthesized from their corresponding mononitriles via treatment with lithium trimethylsilylamide and subsequent de-protection with ethanol/hydrogen chloride. In vitro antiproliferative activities of the new monocationic arylthiophenes were evaluated against 60 human cell lines at NCI, USA. This class of compounds displayed promising submicromolar antiproliferative activities with the most potent compound being 4i (GI50 and TGI of 0...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942349/the-risks-and-benefits-of-sun-exposure-2016
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REVIEW
David G Hoel, Marianne Berwick, Frank R de Gruijl, Michael F Holick
Public health authorities in the United States are recommending that men, women and children reduce their exposure to sunlight, based on concerns that this exposure will promote skin cancer. On the other hand, data show that increasing numbers of Americans suffer from vitamin D deficiencies and serious health problems caused by insufficient sun exposure. The body of science concerning the benefits of moderate sun exposure is growing rapidly, and is causing a different perception of sun/UV as it relates to human health...
January 2016: Dermato-endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863187/cytology-of-primary-vaginal-melanoma-an-unusual-report-on-fine-needle-aspiration
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Poojan Agarwal, Manju Kaushal
Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina is an extremely uncommon malignancy comprising of less than 10% malignancies of the female genital tract and 0.3% of all melanomas. Melanoblasts are neural crest derivatives and are notorious for causing primary cutaneous neoplasms. However, they involve virtually every organ of the body including eye, intestines and ocular mucosa, probably due to aberrancies in cell migration. Vagina is a rare site and primary melanoma of the vagina occurs in postmenopausal women with vaginal discharge, bleeding, or mass as common presenting complaints...
November 11, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863025/decision-to-grow-or-to-invade-is-at-the-flick-of-metabolic-switch-pgc1%C3%AE
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Kristen S Hill, Minjung Kim
Cancer cells constantly reprogram their metabolism to meet anabolic and catabolic demands in real time. Increased aerobic glycolysis (the Warburg effect) is associated with highly proliferative tumors, since it confers several advantages to proliferating tumor cells by providing rapid ATP production from glycolysis and macromolecules (building blocks) for cell division. On the other hand, mitochondria-dependent oxidative phosphorylation (OxPhos) generates the maximal amount of ATP from glucose. Although underappreciated, OxPhos is also utilized to support growth of cancer cells, especially for "oxidative tumors" such as lymphomas, glioblastomas, and melanomas...
November 10, 2016: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843616/update-on-clinical-research-and-state-of-the-art-management-of-patients-with-advanced-sarcomas-and-gist
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REVIEW
Yannis Metaxas, Georgios Oikonomopoulos, George Pentheroudakis
Sarcomas constitute a rare group of malignancies. According to histology, different treatment options are effective. For gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs), targeted treatment with imatinib controls about 20% of advanced or metastatic disease, whereas chemotherapy is more effective for the rest of the sarcomas. Currently, new targeted treatments are emerging, showing activity in cases resistant to established primary treatment. On the other hand, the exciting results of immunotherapy for other solid tumours, for example, melanoma and lung cancer, make it a promising option in the fight against sarcomas...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825810/dss1-promoter-hypomethylation-and-overexpression-predict-poor-prognosis-in-melanoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Mario Venza, Maria Visalli, Teresa Catalano, Concetta Beninati, Diana Teti, Isabella Venza
Previous studies have found a link between high expression levels of the Deleted in Split hand/Split foot 1 (DSS1) gene and cancer progression. The aim of this study was to examine whether overexpression of DSS1 is a feature of melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and if any epigenetic modifications are involved. Evaluation of DSS1 expression profile indicated that the gene is overexpressed in 112/130 cutaneous melanomas (86.1%), 41/64 uveal melanomas (64.1%), 67/82 mucosal melanomas (81.7%), and 61/75 SCC samples (81...
November 4, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792059/vitamin-d-receptor-immunohistochemistry-variability-in-sun-exposed-and-non-sun-exposed-melanomas
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Giovanni Paolino, Chiara Panetta, Carlo Cota, Dario Didona, Elisa Moliterni, Cinzia Di Mattia, Gaetano De Vita, Ugo Bottoni, Pietro Donati, Stefano Calvieri
Ultraviolet rays are one of the leading factors in the development of melanoma (MM); however, ultraviolet rays seem not to play a role in non-sun-exposed MM, where systemic immunosuppression, anatomical, and physiological features may contribute toward the development of the malignancy. Our aim was to evaluate vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression in shield-site melanoma (ST-MM) and non-shield-site melanoma (NST-MM) to find features that could explain the different biological behavior of MM according to the area of onset...
February 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749937/plexind1-is-a-novel-transcriptional-target-and-effector-of-notch-signaling-in-cancer-cells
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Michael Rehman, Sreeharsha Gurrapu, Gabriella Cagnoni, Lorena Capparuccia, Luca Tamagnone
The secreted semaphorin Sema3E controls cell migration and invasiveness in cancer cells. Sema3E-receptor, PlexinD1, is frequently upregulated in melanoma, breast, colon, ovarian and prostate cancers; however, the mechanisms underlying PlexinD1 upregulation and the downstream events elicited in tumor cells are still unclear. Here we show that the canonical RBPjk-dependent Notch signaling cascade controls PlexinD1 expression in primary endothelial and cancer cells. Transcriptional activation was studied by quantitative PCR and promoter activity reporter assays...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748778/strong-in-vivo-antitumor-responses-induced-by-an-antigen-immobilized-in-nanogels-via-reducible-bonds
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Dandan Li, Feilong Sun, Meriem Bourajjaj, Yinan Chen, Ebel H Pieters, Jian Chen, Joep B van den Dikkenberg, Bo Lou, Marcel G M Camps, Ferry Ossendorp, Wim E Hennink, Tina Vermonden, Cornelus F van Nostrum
Cancer vaccines are at present mostly based on tumor associated protein antigens but fail to elicit strong cell-mediated immunity in their free form. For protein-based vaccines, the main challenges to overcome are the delivery of sufficient proteins into the cytosol of dendritic cells (DCs) and processing by, and presentation through, the MHC class I pathway. Recently, we developed a cationic dextran nanogel in which a model antigen (ovalbumin, OVA) is reversibly conjugated via disulfide bonds to the nanogel network to enable redox-sensitive intracellular release...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736683/interaction-between-omega-3-pufa-and-uvb-radiation-photoprotective-effect-in-normal-and-tumoral-murine-melanocytes
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Renata Ottes Vasconcelos, Silvina Odete Bustos, Juliana Ramos Gonzalez, Camila Wink Soares, Makely Daiane Barbosa, Roger Chammas, Ana Paula de Souza Votto, Gilma Santos Trindade
Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 PUFA) are attracting a growing interest as potential adjuvants for cancer prevention and treatment. There is evidence about photoprotection in normal cells, but few previous studies have evaluated it in tumoral cells. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of α-linolenic acid (ALA) in normal murine melanocytic cells (Melan-a) and in tumoral murine melanocytic cells (B16F10) exposed to UVB radiation. Our results showed that ALA exhibited an antiproliferative effect in B16F10 cells, and had minimal effect in Melan-a cells, as demonstrated by MTT assay...
November 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707590/development-and-validation-of-a-noninvasive-2-gene-molecular-assay-for-cutaneous-melanoma
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Pedram Gerami, Zuxu Yao, David Polsky, Burkhard Jansen, Klaus Busam, Jonhan Ho, Mary Martini, Laura K Ferris
BACKGROUND: Clinical and histopathologic assessment of pigmented skin lesions remains challenging even for experts. Differentiated and accurate noninvasive diagnostic modalities are highly desirable. OBJECTIVE: We sought to provide clinicians with such a tool. METHODS: A 2-gene classification method based on LINC00518 and preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME) gene expression was evaluated and validated in 555 pigmented lesions (157 training and 398 validation samples) obtained noninvasively via adhesive patch biopsy...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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