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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445978/epidemiological-features-of-lung-giant-cell-carcinoma-and-therapy-for-patients-with-egfr-mutations-based-on-case-reports-and-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-database
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Shan-Shan Weng, Ying Cao, Xiu-Jun Tang, Li-Zhen Zhu, Yi-Nuo Tan, Cai-Xia Dong, Jia-Qi Chen, Hong Shen, Ying Yuan
Epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are the standard first line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with sensitive EGFR mutations. Among NSCLC, giant cell carcinoma of the lung (GCCL) is a rare pathological subtype with poor prognosis, with no confirmed evidence about its epidemiological features or therapeutic efficiency of EGFR-TKIs. We present two advanced GCCLs with sensitive EGFR mutations, also collected the cases of GCCL from our hospital and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445810/circulating-cadmium-concentration-and-risk-of-aortic-aneurysms-a-nested-case-control-study-within-the-malm%C3%A3-diet-and-cancer-cohort
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Björn Fagerberg, Yan Borné, Gerd Sallsten, J Gustav Smith, Stefan Acosta, Margaretha Persson, Olle Melander, Niklas Forsgard, Anders Gottsäter, Bo Hedblad, Lars Barregard, Gunnar Engström
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Diet and smoking expose the general population to cadmium (Cd), which is a toxic metal that accumulates in the arterial wall. In experimental studies, Cd causes reductions in proliferation of smooth muscle cells and cellular synthesis of procollagen. The aim of this study was to examine whether blood Cd levels, a valid measure of Cd exposure, are associated with increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: All middle-aged men and women enrolled in the Malmö Diet and Cancer study (n = 30 447) were followed from the baseline examination in 1991-1996 through 2009...
April 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445733/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-immunity-in-the-brain-determines-fly-lifespan-in-healthy-aging-and-age-related-neurodegeneration
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Ilias Kounatidis, Stanislava Chtarbanova, Yang Cao, Margaret Hayne, Dhruv Jayanth, Barry Ganetzky, Petros Ligoxygakis
During aging, innate immunity progresses to a chronically active state. However, what distinguishes those that "age well" from those developing age-related neurological conditions is unclear. We used Drosophila to explore the cost of immunity in the aging brain. We show that mutations in intracellular negative regulators of the IMD/NF-κB pathway predisposed flies to toxic levels of antimicrobial peptides, resulting in early locomotor defects, extensive neurodegeneration, and reduced lifespan. These phenotypes were rescued when immunity was suppressed in glia...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445685/outcomes-following-detection-of-low-level-plasma-hiv-rna-in-hiv-infected-patients-previously-virologically-suppressed-on-antiretroviral-therapy-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Annabelle M Warren, Allen C Cheng, Kerrie Watson, Sharon R Lewin, Jennifer F Hoy
Background: Progressively sensitive assays for plasma HIV RNA have led to increased detection of plasma HIV RNA between 20 and 200 copies/ml, known as low level viremia (LLV) when recurrent or persistent, in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). The aim of this study was to determine outcomes following initial detection of LLV in an Australian cohort. Methods: A retrospective study using the HIV Service Database (Alfred Hospital) included all patients on ART who recorded plasma HIV RNA 20-200 copies/mL following prior virological suppression (viral load (VL) HIV RNA <20 copies/mL) over 2 years (2010 to 2012), with follow-up to June 2013...
April 27, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445581/definition-of-close-margin-in-oral-cancer-surgery-and-association-of-margin-distance-with-local-recurrence-rate
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Kendall K Tasche, Marisa R Buchakjian, Nitin A Pagedar, Steven M Sperry
Importance: There is a lack of consistency in the literature regarding the definition of "close" resection margins in the surgical treatment of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC), and the relationship between local recurrence (LR) rates and different distances of invasive tumor from surgical margin is not well characterized. Objective: To analyze the association between specific distances from invasive tumor to surgical margin and LR in patients with OCSCC...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445460/polyglutamine-tracts-regulate-beclin-1-dependent-autophagy
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Avraham Ashkenazi, Carla F Bento, Thomas Ricketts, Mariella Vicinanza, Farah Siddiqi, Mariana Pavel, Ferdinando Squitieri, Maarten C Hardenberg, Sara Imarisio, Fiona M Menzies, David C Rubinsztein
Nine neurodegenerative diseases are caused by expanded polyglutamine (polyQ) tracts in different proteins, such as huntingtin in Huntington's disease and ataxin 3 in spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3). Age at onset of disease decreases with increasing polyglutamine length in these proteins and the normal length also varies. PolyQ expansions drive pathogenesis in these diseases, as isolated polyQ tracts are toxic, and an N-terminal huntingtin fragment comprising exon 1, which occurs in vivo as a result of alternative splicing, causes toxicity...
April 26, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445149/elevated-cd147-expression-is-associated-with-shorter-overall-survival-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xiaojun Zhang, Tian Tian, Xiaofeng Zhang, Changting Liu, Xiangqun Fang
A number of studies have reported on the prognostic role of CD147 expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, the results remain controversial. This study aims to investigate the impact of CD147 on the prognosis of NSCLC by means of a meta-analysis. A literature search was performed for relevant studies published before October 29, 2016. The hazard ratios (HRs), odds ratios (ORs), and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated as effective measures. Sensitivity analysis and publication bias examination were also conducted...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445138/killer-cell-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-2dl4-is-expressed-in-and-suppresses-the-cell-growth-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Yusuke Takei, Chiyuki Ueshima, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Masahiro Hirata, Akihiko Sugimoto, Mariyo Rokutan-Kurata, Koki Moriyoshi, Kazuo Ono, Ichiro Murakami, Sanju Iwamoto, Hironori Haga
Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) 2DL4 (CD158d) is a receptor for human leukocyte antigen-G. The function of KIR2DL4 has been reported in human natural killer cell lymphoma and mastocytosis, but not in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). Herein, we examined the expression and function of KIR2DL4 in LCHs. In pathological specimens, 27 of 36 LCH cases (75.0%) were immunohistochemically positive for KIR2DL4. Its expression was independent of age, gender, location, multi- or single-system, and the status of BRAFV600E immunostaining...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445013/comparison-of-two-apheresis-systems-of-cobe-and-optia-for-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-collection
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Se Na Lee, Ji Yeon Sohn, Jung Hee Kong, Hyeon Seok Eom, Hyewon Lee, Sun Young Kong
Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation following myeloablative therapy is a mainstay of treatment for various types of malignancies. This study aimed to evaluate the differences between the Optia MNC and COBE Spectra MNC systems (Terumo BCT, Japan) according to apheresis procedures and the parameters of apheresis, products, and collection. The clinical data of 74 patients who underwent autologous PBSC collection from July 2012 to July 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. The patients comprised 48 (65%) men and 26 (35%) women with a median age of 56 yr (range, 23-66 yr)...
July 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444954/clinical-presentation-and-outcome-of-children-with-central-diabetes-insipidus-associated-with-a-self-limited-or-transient-pituitary-stalk-thickening-diagnosed-as-infundibuloneurohypophysitis
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J Schaefers, M Cools, K De Waele, I Gies, V Beauloye, P Lysy, I Francois, D Beckers, J De Schepper
OBJECTIVE: Despite lymphocytic or autoimmune infundibuloneurohypophysitis (INH) is an increasingly recognized etiology in children with central diabetes insipidus, clinical data on epidemiology (clinical evolution, predisposing factors, complications), diagnosis and management of this entity are limited and mostly based on published case reports. The aim of this study was to gain a broader insight in the natural history of this disease by analyzing the clinical presentation, radiological pituitary stalk changes, associated autoimmunity and hormonal deficiencies in children with CDI and a self-limiting or transient stalk thickening (ST), diagnosed as autoimmune INH, during the last 15 years in four Belgian university hospitals...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444921/biochemical-characterization-and-analyses-of-polysialic-acid-associated-carrier-proteins-and-genes-in-piglets-during-neonatal-development
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Bing Wang, Yue Chen, He Ren, Nai Zhang, Frederic Arthur Troy Ii
Polysialic acid plays a key role in cancer metastasis and neurodevelopment. Our aim was to determine the developmental gene expression profiles for the two polysialyltransferases ST 8Sia II and ST8Sia IV, NCAM, SynCAM1, Neuropilin-2 (NRP2) and their polysialylated cognate glycans in different regions of the piglet brain during postnatal development. Our findings show that: (1) The cellular levels of mRNA coding for ST8Sia II and ST8Sia IV, NCAM, SynCAM1, NRP2 and polySia are age-dependent and cell type specific during neonatal brain development; (2) There was a lack of correlation between abundance level of mRNA coding for ST8Sia II and ST8Sia IV and the abundance level of the post-translation expression of polySia in all nine brain regions; (3) Expression levels of polySia did not correlate with the levels of the carrier proteins, NCAM-140, SynCAM1 and NRP2 in nine brain regions; (4) The cellular abundance of ST8Sia II and ST8Sia IV in nine subregions of piglet brain is regulated at the level of translation/posttranslation, and not at the level of transcription...
April 26, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444910/characterization-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-expression-in-neonatal-and-adult-pig-pancreatic-islets
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Nizar I Mourad, Claire Crossan, Victoria Cruikshank, Linda Scobie, Pierre Gianello
BACKGROUND: Pig islets represent an alternative to the current modes of treatment for patients with diabetes. However, the concerns over pathogen transmission including that of PERV limit their immediate, widespread usage in humans. It has been previously demonstrated that PERV copy number and particularly expression levels can vary considerably between individuals and within different tissues of a single animal. In general, expression levels have been found to be particularly low in the pancreas compared to other porcine tissues suggesting a reduced risk associated with the use of this tissue...
April 26, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444875/methylglyoxal-induced-apoptosis-is-dependent-on-the-suppression-of-c-flipl-expression-via-down-regulation-of-p65-in-endothelial-cells
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Ji Hoon Jang, Eun-Ae Kim, Hye-Jin Park, Eon-Gi Sung, In-Hwan Song, Joo-Young Kim, Chang-Hoon Woo, Kyung-Oh Doh, Kook Hyun Kim, Tae-Jin Lee
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a reactive dicarbonyl metabolite of glucose, and its plasma levels are elevated in patients with diabetes. Studies have shown that MGO combines with the amino and sulphhydryl groups of proteins to form stable advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are associated with vascular endothelial cell (EC) injury and may contribute to the progression of atherosclerosis. In this study, MGO induced apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner in HUVECs, which was attenuated by pre-treatment with z-VAD, a pan caspase inhibitor...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444766/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediates-distinct-impacts-of-sevoflurane-on-different-subfields-of-immature-hippocampus
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Gang Zhu, Lei Tao, Ronglin Wang, Ying Xue, Xingqin Wang, Shaosong Yang, Xude Sun, Guodong Gao, Zixu Mao, Qian Yang
Sevoflurane, a typical inhaled anesthetic, is widely used in patients of all ages during surgery. The negative effects, such as inducing cell death and damaging spatial memory, of sevoflurane on neurodevelopment have raised increasing concerns in recent years. However, the molecular mechanism remains unclear. The current study focused on the crucial role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in sevoflurane-induced hippocampal injury. Three-week-old rats were exposed to sevoflurane or control air for 5h with or without ER stress inhibitor (4-phenylbutyric acid, 4-PBA) injection...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444577/comparison-of-clinical-serological-and-prognostic-differences-among-juvenile-adult-and-late-onset-lupus-nephritis-in-korean-patients
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Ji-Hyoun Kang, Dong-Jin Park, Kyung-Eun Lee, Ji Shin Lee, Yoo-Duk Choi, Shin-Seok Lee
We investigated whether lupus nephritis (LN) patients could be distinguished based on the time of disease onset and, if so, whether the groups differed in their clinical and laboratory features and long-term prognosis in ethnically homogeneous Korean patients. We enrolled 117 systemic lupus erythematosus patients with available clinical data at the time of renal biopsy of LN. Sociodemographic, clinical, and laboratory data and concomitant diseases were evaluated at the time of renal biopsy. We divided LN patients, according to age at LN diagnosis, into three groups: juvenile-onset LN (JLN, diagnosed at ≤18 years), adult-onset LN (ALN, diagnosed at 18-50 years), and late-onset LN (LLN, diagnosed at >50 years) and compared demographic, clinical, histological, and laboratory findings...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444539/association-of-the-oas3-rs1859330-g-a-genetic-polymorphism-with-severity-of-enterovirus-71-infection-in-chinese-han-children
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Yuxia Tan, Tingting Yang, Peipei Liu, Liping Chen, Qingwu Tian, Ya Guo, Hongfang He, Yedan Liu, Zongbo Chen
The 2'5'-oligoadenylate synthetase (OAS) is an interferon (IFN)-induced protein that plays an important role in the antiviral action of IFN, with OAS3 being one of the four OAS classes (OAS1, OAS2, OAS3, OASL). The effect of OAS on several infectious viral diseases has been reported; however, a study of the effect of OAS3 on enterovirus 71 (EV71) is lacking. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of the OAS3 rs1859330 G/A genetic polymorphism with susceptibility and severity of EV71 infection...
April 25, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444510/starvation-signals-in-yeast-are-integrated-to-coordinate-metabolic-reprogramming-and-stress-response-to-ensure-longevity
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REVIEW
Nianshu Zhang, Lu Cao
Studies on replicative and chronological aging in Saccharomyces cerevisiae have greatly advanced our understanding of how longevity is regulated in all eukaryotes. Chronological lifespan (CLS) of yeast is defined as the age-dependent viability of non-dividing cell populations. A number of nutrient sensing and signal transduction pathways (mainly TOR and PKA) have been shown to regulate CLS, yet it is poorly understood how the starvation signals transduced via these pathways lead to CLS extension. Using reporters whose expressions are induced by glucose starvation, we have screened the majority of the 'signaling' mutants in the yeast genome and identified many genes that are necessary for stress response...
April 25, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444479/the-role-of-gender-and-labour-status-in-immunosenescence-of-65-polish-population
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Magdalena Dudkowska, Dorota Janiszewska, Anna Karpa, Katarzyna Broczek, Michal Dabrowski, Ewa Sikora
Women are living longer than men and it seems that one of the reasons could be better immune system of females. In Poland, contrary to many European countries, women retire earlier than men, namely at 60 and 65, respectively. We asked the question how the gender and labour status were interconnected with some immunological parameters included in the so called immune risk profile (IRP), such as CD4+/CD8+ ratio, percentage of CD8+CD28-, and NK, and the level of circulating cytokines. A total of 92 men and 100 women past the retirement age, namely 65-74 years old, still working or not, were examined...
April 25, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444381/evidence-for-very-recent-positive-selection-in-mongolians
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Kazuhiro Nakayama, Jun Ohashi, Kazuhisa Watanabe, Lkagvasuren Munkhtulga, Sadahiko Iwamoto
Mongols, the founders of the largest continental empire in history, successfully adapted to the harsh environments of Inner Asia through nomadic pastoralism. Considerable interest exists in ascertaining whether genetic adaptation also contributed to the Mongols' success, and dissecting the genome diversity of present-day populations in Mongolia can help address this question. To this end, we determined the genotypes of nearly 2.4 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of 96 unrelated Mongolian individuals in Ulaanbaatar city, and performed genome-wide scans for population-specific positive selection...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444319/gender-differences-in-the-correlation-between-prognosis-and-postoperative-weight-loss-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Hideki Kawai, Yoshitaro Saito, Yohei Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: : The aim of this study was to investigate gender differences in the relationship between preoperative body mass index (BMI), postoperative body weight change and prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: : Two hundred and sixty-three patients with NSCLC were enrolled in this study. Preoperative BMI was categorized based on WHO definition as follows: underweight (BMI <18.5): 21 patients (8.0%), normal (18.5 ≦ BMI <25): 179 patients (68%), overweight and obese (BMI ≧25): 63 patients (24%)...
April 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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