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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353470/screening-of-pesticide-and-biocide-patterns-as-risk-drivers-in-sediments-of-major-european-river-mouths-ubiquitous-or-river-basin-specific-contamination
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Riccardo Massei, Wibke Busch, Hendrik Wolschke, Lena Schinkel, Maike Bitsch, Tobias Schulze, Martin Krauss, Werner Brack
Pesticides and biocides (PaB) are ubiquitously present in aquatic ecosystems due to their wide-spread application and have been detected in rivers at concentrations that may cause distress to aquatic life. Many of these compounds accumulate in sediments acting as long-term source for aquatic ecosystems. However, data on sediment contamination with current-use PaB in Europe are scarce. Thus, in this study, we elucidated PaB patterns and associated risks in sediments of seven major European rivers focusing on their last stretch as an integrative sink of particles transported by these rivers...
January 21, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353396/the-differences-in-the-assessments-of-side-effects-at-an-oncology-outpatient-clinic
#2
A Bayraktar-Ekincioglu, E Kucuk
Background There is a growing interest in the use of targeted and immunotherapies in oncology. However, the assessment of side effects can be different due to interpretation of patients' health status by healthcare professionals in oncology outpatient clinics. Objective To demonstrate the differences in the assessments of side effects conducted independently by a clinical pharmacist and nurses in patients who receive targeted therapies at an oncology outpatient clinic. Setting The study was conducted at the University Oncology Hospital in an outpatient clinic from October 2015 to March 2016...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346642/rnase7-but-not-psoriasin-nor-spla2-iia-associates-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-during-airway-epithelial-cells-infection
#3
Flor Torres-Juarez, Lousseine Touqui, Juan Leon-Contreras, Cesar Rivas-Santiago, Jose A Enciso-Moreno, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Bruno Rivas-Santiago
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Innate immunity is the first line of defense against Mtb and malfunctions in any of its components is associated with the susceptibility to the disease. Epithelial products, such as host defence peptides (HDP) are the first molecules produced to counteract the infection. Although a wide variety of HDP are produced by epithelial cells only few of them have been studied during Mtb infection. Here, we assessed the expression and production of the HDPs: psoriasin, sPLA2-IIA and RNase 7 in airway epithelial cells (NCI-H292), type II pneumocytes (A549 cells) and monocytes-derived macrophages from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (bMDM) and from the human cell line THP1(MDM) after Mtb in vitro infection...
January 16, 2018: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345698/aerogen-bonds-formed-between-aeof2-ae-kr-xe-and-diazines-comparisons-between-%C3%AF-hole-and-%C3%AF-hole-complexes
#4
Wiktor Zierkiewicz, Mariusz Michalczyk, Steve Scheiner
The interaction between KrOF2 or XeOF2 and the 1,2, 1,3, and 1,4 diazines is characterized chiefly by a Kr/XeN aerogen bond, as deduced from ab initio calculations. The most stable dimers take advantage of the σ-hole on the aerogen atom, wherein the two molecules lie in the same plane. The interaction is quite strong, as much as 18 kcal mol-1. A second class of dimer geometry utilizes the π-hole above the aerogen atom in an approximate perpendicular arrangement of the two monomers; these structures are not as strongly bound: 6-8 kcal mol-1...
January 18, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345289/no-erythropoietin-induced-growth-is-observed-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#5
Armin Frille, Katharina Leithner, Andrea Olschewski, Horst Olschewski, Christoph Wohlkönig, Andelko Hrzenjak
Lung cancer patients have the highest incidence of anemia among patients with solid tumors. The use of recombinant human erythropoietin (Epo) has consistently been shown to reduce the need for blood transfusions and to increase hemoglobin levels in lung cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia. However, clinical and preclinical studies have prompted concerns that Epo and the presence of its receptor, EpoR, in tumor cells may be responsible for adverse effects and, eventually, death. The question has been raised whether Epo promotes tumor growth and inhibits the death of cancer cells...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345092/-known-unknowns-examining-the-burden-of-neurocognitive-impairment-in-the-end-stage-renal-failure-population
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Scott Wilson, Arup Dhar, Peter Tregaskis, Gavin Lambert, David Barton, Rowan Walker
The burden of neurocognitive impairment (NCI) in patients receiving maintenance dialysis represents a spectrum of deficits across multiple cognitive domains which are associated with hospitalisation, reduced quality-of-life, mortality and forced decision-making around dialysis withdrawal. Point prevalence data suggests that dialysis patients manifest NCI at rates 3-5 fold higher than the general population with executive function the most commonly affected cognitive domain. The unique physiology of the renal failure state and maintenance dialysis appears to drive an excess of vascular dementia subtype compared to the general population where classical Alzheimer's disease predominates...
January 18, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344117/wnt-inhibitor-xav939-suppresses-the-viability-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-nci-h446-cells-and-induces-apoptosis
#7
Wenxuan Guo, Fangzhen Shen, Wenjing Xiao, Jing Chen, Fei Pan
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is the most aggressive type of lung cancer due to a fast tumor doubling time and early hematogenous spread. Advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer using targeted therapies having been made, but no targeted drugs for SCLC have been approved. The Wnt signaling pathway is associated with tumor progression and metastasis; therefore, the inhibition of Wnt/β-catenin signaling is a strategy for anticancer drugs. Tankyrase 1 (TNKS1) is overexpressed in a number of types of cancer and XAV939 is a small molecule inhibitor of TNKS1 which may inhibit tumor growth...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342447/design-synthesis-and-anticancer-studies-of-novel-aminobenzazolyl-pyrimidines-as-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Rupesh Chikhale, Sonali Thorat, Rajan Kumar Choudhary, Nikhil Gadewal, Pramod Khedekar
Abnormal signalling from the Protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) like receptor tyrosine kinases and intracellular tyrosine kinases can lead to diseases such as cancer especially non-small cell lung cancer, chronic myeloid leukaemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumours. Various Protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available but face poor bioavailability, severe toxicities and recent cases of drug-resistant cancers prompts for development of better drug molecules. In this study we report the design and development of a novel Protein Tyrosine Kinase (PTK) inhibitor on the basis of pharmacophore modelling...
January 4, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341617/enhancing-docetaxel-delivery-to-multidrug-resistant-cancer-cells-with-albumin-coated-nanocrystals
#9
Sheryhan F Gad, Joonyoung Park, Ji Eun Park, Gihan N Fetih, Sozan S Tous, Wooin Lee, Yoon Yeo
Intravenous delivery of poorly water-soluble anticancer drugs such as docetaxel (DTX) is challenging due to the low bioavailability and the toxicity related to solubilizing excipients. Colloidal nanoparticles are used as alternative carriers, but low drug loading capacity and circulation instability limit their clinical translation. To address these challenges, DTX nanocrystals (NCs) were prepared using Pluronic F127 as an intermediate stabilizer and albumin as a functional surface modifier, which were previously found to be effective in producing small and stable NCs...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334729/polyoxygenated-cyclohexenoids-with-promising-%C3%AE-glycosidase-inhibitory-activity-produced-by-phomopsis-sp-ye3250-an-endophytic-fungus-derived-from-paeonia-delavayi
#10
Rong Huang, Bo-Guang Jiang, Xiao-Nian Li, Ya-Ting Wang, Si-Si Liu, Kai-Xuan Zheng, Jian He, Shao-Hua Wu
Seven new polyoxygenated cyclohexenoids, namely, phomopoxides A-G (1-7), were isolated from the fermentation broth extract of an endophytic fungal strain Phomopsis sp. YE3250 from the medicinal plant Paeonia delavayi Franch. The structures of these compounds were established by spectroscopic interpretation. The absolute configurations of compounds 1 and 4 were confirmed by X-ray crystallographic analysis and chemical derivative approach. All isolated compounds showed weak cytotoxic activities towards three human tumor cell lines (Hela, MCF-7, and NCI-H460), and weak antifungal activities against five pathogenic fungi (Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger, Pyricularia oryzae, Fusarium avenaceum, and Hormodendrum compactum)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333020/oxaliplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-south-indian-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study-in-digestive-tract-cancer-patients
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Sreenivasulu Palugulla, Steven Aibor Dkhar, Smita Kayal, Sunil K Narayan
Purpose: The aim of the current study is to report our prospective experience on the prevalence of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (OXAIPN) in patients with digestive tract cancers treated with oxaliplatin-based combination therapy. Materials and Methods: A total of 219 patients scheduled to be treated with oxaliplatin-based combination therapy were prospectively examined at baseline and follow-up during the therapy between November 2014 and December 2016...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332183/identification-of-n-arylsulfonylpyrimidones-as-anticancer-agents
#12
Santhosh Subramanian, Pulla Reddy Boggu, Jieun Yun, Sang-Hun Jung
For confirming the role of five membered ring of imidazolidinone moiety of N-arylsulfonylimidazolidinones (7) previously reported with highly potent anticancer agent, a series of N-arylsulfonylpyrimidones (10a-g) and N-arylsulfonyltetrahydropyrimidones (11a-e) were prepared and their anti-proliferating activity was measured against human cancer cell lines (renal ACHN, colon HCT-15, breast MDA-MB-231, lung NCI-H23, stomach NUGC-3, and prostate PC-3) using XTT assay. Among them, 1-(1-acetylindolin-5-ylsulfonyl)-4-phenyltetrahydropyrimidin-2(1H)-one (11d, mean GI50 = 3...
January 13, 2018: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329996/to-prep-or-not-to-prep-that-is-the-question-a-randomized-trial-on-the-use-of-antiflatulent-medication-as-part-of-bowel-preparation-for-patients-having-image-guided-external-beam-radiation-therapy-to-the-prostate
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Merrylee McGuffin, Naila Devji, Lyann Kehoe, Anne Carty, Steve Russell, Lisa Di Prospero, Carlo DeAngelis, Alex Kiss, Danny Vesprini, Andrew Loblaw, Laura D'Alimonte
INTRODUCTION: Radiation therapy is a standard treatment option for prostate cancer. With growing use of escalated doses and tighter margins, procedures to limit rectal size variation are needed to reduce prostate motion, increase treatment accuracy, and minimize rectal toxicity. This prospective study was done to determine whether the introduction of an antiflatulent medication would decrease rectal distention at computed tomography (CT) simulation and throughout a course of radiation therapy...
November 4, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329342/ternary-copper-ii-complex-nci60-screening-toxicity-studies-and-evaluation-of-efficacy-in-xenograft-models-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#14
Munirah Ahmad, Shazlan-Noor Suhaimi, Tai-Lin Chu, Norazlin Abdul Aziz, Noor-Kaslina Mohd Kornain, D S Samiulla, Kwok-Wai Lo, Chew-Hee Ng, Alan Soo-Beng Khoo
Copper(II) ternary complex, [Cu(phen)(C-dmg)(H2O)]NO3 was evaluated against a panel of cell lines, tested for in vivo efficacy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma xenograft models as well as for toxicity in NOD scid gamma mice. The Cu(II) complex displayed broad spectrum cytotoxicity against multiple cancer types, including lung, colon, central nervous system, melanoma, ovarian, and prostate cancer cell lines in the NCI-60 panel. The Cu(II) complex did not cause significant induction of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A and 1A enzymes but moderately inhibited CYP isoforms 1A2, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 2B6, 2C8 and 3A4...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328626/polystyrene-core-silica-shell-scintillant-nanoparticles-for-low-energy-radionuclide-quantification-in-aqueous-media
#15
Colleen M Janczak, Isen A C Calderon, Zeinab Mokhtari, Craig Alan Aspinwall
β-particle emitting radionuclides are useful molecular labels due to their abundance in biomolecules. Detection of -emission from 3H, 35S, and 33P, important biological isotopes, is challenging due to the low energies (Emax ≤ 300 keV) and short penetration depths (≤ 0.6 mm) in aqueous media. The activity of biologically relevant β-emitters is usually measured in liquid scintillation cocktail (LSC), a mixture of energy-absorbing organic solvents, surfactants, and scintillant fluorophores, which places significant limitations on the ability to acquire time-resolved measurements directly in aqueous biological systems...
January 12, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328489/antibody-nanoparticle-conjugate-constructed-with-trastuzumab-and-nanoparticle-albumin-bound-paclitaxel-for-targeted-therapy-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor%C3%A2-2-positive-gastric-cancer
#16
Jian Xiong, Shuhua Han, Shuang Ding, Jingchao He, Haijun Zhang
Gastric cancer (GC) is the most lethal malignancy in the digestive system. This study investigated an antibody-nanoparticle conjugate (ANC) constructed with trastuzumab (Herceptin®) and nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel, Abraxane®) (trastuzumab/nab‑paclitaxel) as a novel strategy of targeted therapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) positive GC. The ANC was fabricated with trastuzumab and nab‑paclitaxel by a 'one-step' synthesis using EDC/NHS. In vitro antitumor efficacy was evaluated by cell viability, apoptosis rate and cell cycle of HER2-positive GC NCI‑N87 cells and compared with paclitaxel (Taxol®), nab‑paclitaxel and trastuzumab/nab‑paclitaxel...
January 9, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328484/additive-antitumour-effect-of-d%C3%A2-allose-in-combination-with-cisplatin-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#17
Nobuhiro Kanaji, Kazuyo Kamitori, Akram Hossain, Chisato Noguchi, Ayako Katagi, Norimitsu Kadowaki, Masaaki Tokuda
D‑allose is a rare sugar which has been shown to have growth inhibitory effects in several kinds of malignancies. However, the effect of D‑allose on lung cancer progression has not been previously studied. To investigate the antitumour effect of D‑allose in lung cancer cells and its mechanism, human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines (squamous cell carcinomas: EBC1 and VMRC‑LCD; adenocarcinomas: A549, HI1017, RERF‑LC‑A1 and NCI-H1975) were treated with D‑allose (50 mM) with or without cisplatin (5 µM)...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326016/synthesis-of-novel-6-substituted-amino-9-%C3%AE-d-ribofuranosyl-purine-analogs-and-their-bioactivities-on-human-epithelial-cancer-cells
#18
Meral Tuncbilek, Aslıgul Kucukdumlu, Ebru Bilget Guven, Duygu Altiparmak, Rengul Cetin-Atalay
New nucleoside derivatives with nitrogen substitution at the C-6 position were prepared and screened initially for their in vitro anticancer bioactivity against human epithelial cancer cells (liver Huh7, colon HCT116, breast MCF7) by the NCI-sulforhodamine B assay. N6-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine analog (27) exhibited promising cytotoxic activity. The compound 27 was more cytotoxic (IC50 = 1-4 μM) than 5-FU, fludarabine on Huh7, HCT116 and MCF7 cell lines. The most potent nucleosides (11, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 27, 28) were further screened for their cytotoxicity in hepatocellular cancer cell lines...
January 2, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325228/effects-of-trastuzumab-and-afatinib-on-kinase-activity-in-gastric-cancer-cell-lines
#19
Simone Keller, Gwen Zwingenberger, Karolin Ebert, Jan Hasenauer, Jacqueline Wasmuth, Dieter Maier, Ivonne Haffner, Katrin Schierle, Gregor Weirich, Birgit Luber
The molecular mechanism of action of the HER2-targeted antibody trastuzumab is only partially understood, and the direct effects of trastuzumab on the gastric cancer signaling network are unknown. In this study, we compared the molecular effect of trastuzumab and the HER kinase inhibitor afatinib on the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) network and the downstream-acting intracellular kinases in gastric cancer cell lines. The molecular effects of trastuzumab and afatinib on the phosphorylation of 49 RTKs and 43 intracellular kinase phosphorylation sites were investigated in three gastric cancer cell lines (NCI-N87, MKN1 and MKN7) using proteome profiling...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322819/a-novel-cyclohexenone-from-trachyspermum-roxburghianum
#20
Awat Wisetsai, Ratsami Lekphrom, Florian T Schevenels
A novel cyclohexenone, roxydienone (1), together with 13 known compounds (2-14), were isolated from the seeds of Trachyspermum roxburghianum. The structures of these compounds were established on the basis of their 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data. Compounds 1, 2, 7-9 and 14 showed cytotoxicity against NCI-H187 cell line while compounds 1 and 9 showed cytotoxicity against KB cell line. In addition, only compound 13 showed cytotoxicity against MCF-7 cell line.
January 11, 2018: Natural Product Research
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