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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319745/characteristics-and-proteomic-analysis-of-pyrene-degradation-by-brevibacillus-brevis-in-liquid-medium
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Kun Wei, Hua Yin, Hui Peng, Zehua Liu, Guining Lu, Zhi Dang
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are widely spread in various ecosystems and are of great concern due to their potential toxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity. Bioremediation has been proposed as an effective approach to remove PAHs. In this study, the physiological responses and proteome of Brevibacillus brevis under exposure to pyrene, a four-ring compound from PAHs family, were investigated. The changes of cell viability of B. brevis were observed during the degradation of pyrene by means of flow cytometry...
March 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314788/the-parp-inhibitor-veliparib-can-be-safely-added-to-bendamustine-and-rituximab-and-has-preliminary-evidence-of-activity-in-b-cell-lymphoma
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Jacob D Soumerai, Andrew D Zelenetz, Craig Moskowitz, M Lia Palomba, Paul A Hamlin, Ariela Noy, David J Straus, Alison J Moskowitz, Anas Younes, Matthew J Matasar, Steven Horwitz, Carol Portlock, Jason Konner, Mrinal M Gounder, David M Hyman, Martin H Voss, Matthew G Fury, Devika Gajria, Richard D Carvajal, Alan L Ho, Jan H Beumer, Brian Kiesel, Zhigang Zhang, Alice Chen, Richard F Little, Christine Jarjies, Thu O Dang, Fallon France, Nishant Mishra, John F Gerecitano
PURPOSE: The PARP inhibitor veliparib enhances the cytotoxicity of alkylating agents. This phase 1 study evaluated veliparib with the bifunctional alkylator bendamustine (VB) in patients with relapsed/refractory lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and solid malignancies, with a cohort expansion of VB with rituximab (VBR) in patients with B-cell lymphomas. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: This dose-escalation study evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics and preliminary efficacy of veliparib (20-400 mg BID, days 1-7 of 28-day cycle) and bendamustine (70 and 90 mg/m2 IV, days 1 and 2)...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314188/pharmaceutical-analysis-of-a-novel-propargyl-linked-antifolate-antibiotic-in-the-mouse
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John Hoody, Jeremy B Alverson, Santosh Keshipeddy, Patrick A Barney, Larissa Walker, Amy C Anderson, Dennis L Wright, Nigel D Priestley
Antimicrobial resistance to current antibiotics is a significant public health problem and the need for new antibiotics is a compelling one. We have been developing a new series of antibiotics, propargyl-linked diaminopyrimidines, based on the structure of trimethoprim. To date we have discovered compounds that are effective inhibitors of dihydrofolate reductase (the target of trimethoprim), that are potent antibiotics in vitro against a range of Gram-positive pathogens including methicillin-resistant S. aureus, and that are non-toxic in mammalian cell culture...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303535/hyaluronic-acid-based-hydrogel-coating-does-not-affect-bone-apposition-at-the-implant-surface-in-a-rabbit-model
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W Boot, D Gawlitta, P G J Nikkels, B Pouran, M H P van Rijen, W J A Dhert, H Ch Vogely
BACKGROUND: Uncemented orthopaedic implants rely on the bone-implant interface to provide stability, therefore it is essential that a coating does not interfere with the bone-forming processes occurring at the implant interface. In addition, local application of high concentrations of antibiotics for prophylaxis or treatment of infection may be toxic for osteoblasts and could impair bone growth. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: In this animal study, we investigated the effect of a commercially available hydrogel, either unloaded or loaded with 2% vancomycin...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302560/2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin-tcdd-induces-hepatic-stellate-cell-hsc-activation-and-liver-fibrosis-in-c57bl6-mouse-via-activating-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Ming Han, Xipeng Liu, Suyi Liu, Guanglei Su, Xikang Fan, Jie Chen, Qianting Yuan, Guangfei Xu
2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a widespread environmental pollutant that could induce serious toxic effects in both humans and rodents. Some studies suggested that TCDD exposure may facilitate the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and liver injury. However, the underlying molecular mechanism by which environmental pollutants promote liver injury remains poorly understood. In the present study, we established an animal model of TCDD exposure by intraperitoneal injection of TCDD in male C57BL/6J mice...
March 13, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301920/burkholderia-tropica-as-a-potential-microalgal-growth-promoting-bacterium-in-the-biosorption-of-mercury-from-aqueous-solutions
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Ana Maráa ZÁrate, July Ziret Florez, Edgardo Angulo, Lourdes Varela-Prieto, Cherlys Infante, Fredy Barrios, Beatriz Barraza, Diego Gallardo, Jorge Valdés
The use of microalgal biomass is an interesting technology for the removal of heavy metals due to its high metal-binding capacity from aqueous solutions but the interactions with bacteria as a strategy for the removal of toxic metals have been poorly studied. The goal of the current research is to investigate the potential of Burkholderia tropica co-immobilized with Chlorella sp. in polyurethane discs for the biosorption of Hg(II) from aqueous solutions and to evaluate the influence of different Hg(II) concentrations (0...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301076/clinical-development-of-anti-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Shinichi Makita, Kiyoshi Yoshimura, Kensei Tobinai
B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) is the most frequent hematological malignancy. Although refined chemotherapy regimens and several new therapeutics including rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, have improved its prognosis in recent decades, there are still a substantial number of patients with chemorefractory B-NHL. Anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is expected to be an effective adoptive cell treatment and has the potential to overcome the chemorefractoriness of B-cell leukemia and lymphoma...
March 16, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299634/prevalence-and-determinants-of-the-use-of-lipid-lowering-agents-in-a-population-of-older-hospitalized-patients-the-findings-from-the-reposi-registro-politerapie-societ%C3%A3-italiana-di-medicina-interna-study
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Marco Bertolotti, Carlotta Franchi, Marco B L Rocchi, Andrea Miceli, M Vittoria Libbra, Alessandro Nobili, Giulia Lancellotti, Lucia Carulli, Chiara Mussi
BACKGROUND: Older patients are prone to multimorbidity and polypharmacy, with an inherent risk of adverse events and drug interactions. To the best of our knowledge, available information on the appropriateness of lipid-lowering treatment is extremely limited. AIM: The aim of the present study was to quantify and characterize lipid-lowering drug use in a population of complex in-hospital older patients. METHODS: We analyzed data from 87 units of internal medicine or geriatric medicine in the REPOSI (Registro Politerapie della Società Italiana di Medicina Interna) study, with reference to the 2010 and 2012 patient cohorts...
April 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298928/biological-characteristics-of-fluorescent-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-labeled-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Liang Ma, Ming-Wei Li, Yu Bai, Hui-Hui Guo, Sheng-Chao Wang, Qing Yu
Tracking transplanted stem cells is necessary to clarify cellular properties and improve transplantation success. In this study, we investigate the effects of fluorescent superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (SPIO) (Molday ION Rhodamine-B™, MIRB) on biological properties of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) and monitor hDPSCs in vitro and in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Morphological analysis showed that intracellular MIRB particles were distributed in the cytoplasm surrounding the nuclei of hDPSCs...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296582/randomized-trial-of-a-hypofractionated-radiation-regimen-for-the-treatment-of-localized-prostate-cancer
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Charles N Catton, Himu Lukka, Chu-Shu Gu, Jarad M Martin, Stéphane Supiot, Peter W M Chung, Glenn S Bauman, Jean-Paul Bahary, Shahida Ahmed, Patrick Cheung, Keen Hun Tai, Jackson S Wu, Matthew B Parliament, Theodoros Tsakiridis, Tom B Corbett, Colin Tang, Ian S Dayes, Padraig Warde, Tim K Craig, Jim A Julian, Mark N Levine
Purpose Men with localized prostate cancer often are treated with external radiotherapy (RT) over 8 to 9 weeks. Hypofractionated RT is given over a shorter time with larger doses per treatment than standard RT. We hypothesized that hypofractionation versus conventional fractionation is similar in efficacy without increased toxicity. Patients and Methods We conducted a multicenter randomized noninferiority trial in intermediate-risk prostate cancer (T1 to 2a, Gleason score ≤ 6, and prostate-specific antigen [PSA] 10...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295243/quantitative-contribution-of-rs75017182-to-dihydropyrimidine-dehydrogenase-mrna-splicing-and-enzyme-activity
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Qian Nie, Shikshya Shrestha, Erin E Tapper, Colbren S Trogstad-Isaacson, Kelly J Bouchonville, Adam M Lee, Rentian Wu, Calvin R Jerde, Zhiquan Wang, Phillip A Kubica, Steven M Offer, Robert B Diasio
Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD; DPYD gene) variants have emerged as reliable predictors of adverse toxicity to the chemotherapy agent 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). The intronic DPYD variant rs75017182 has been recently suggested to promote alternative splicing of DPYD. However, both the extent of alternative splicing and the true contribution of rs75017182 to DPD function remain unclear. In the present study we quantified alternative splicing and DPD enzyme activity in rs75017182 carriers utilizing healthy volunteer specimens from the Mayo Clinic Biobank...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294288/engineering-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-fatty-acid-composition-for-increased-tolerance-to-octanoic-acid
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Pamela B Besada-Lombana, Ruben Fernandez-Moya, Jacob Fenster, Nancy A Da Silva
Biorenewable chemicals such as short and medium chain fatty acids enable functional or direct substitution of petroleum-derived building blocks, allowing reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gases while meeting market needs of high-demand products like aliphatic alcohols and alpha olefins. However, producing these fatty acids in microorganisms can be challenging due to toxicity issues. Octanoic acid (C8) can disrupt the integrity of the cell membrane in yeast, and exogenous supplementation of oleic acid has been shown to help alleviate this...
March 14, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293122/toxicant-associated-steatohepatitis-%C3%A3-propos-a-case-of-benzene-exposure
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Daniel Benharroch, Boris Talalay
An attempted interpretation of recurrent episodes of hepatitis in a girl at ages 6 and 13 years, which were followed by an interval of 35 years of apparent good health, is reported. A subsequent transient incidence of a halothane hypersensitivity reaction at age 48 years led to the disclosure of negative hepatitis A, B and C antigenicity. A tentative diagnosis may be reached if we accept, at its face value, the statement that a toy that the child played with before each hepatitis episode carried a very high benzene content...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291159/67cu-radiolabeling-of-a-multimeric-rgd-peptide-for-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-targeted-radionuclide-therapy-stability-therapeutic-efficacy-and-safety-studies-in-mice
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Zhao-Hui Jin, Takako Furukawa, Tomoyuki Ohya, Mélissa Degardin, Aya Sugyo, Atsushi B Tsuji, Yasuhisa Fujibayashi, Ming-Rong Zhang, Tatsuya Higashi, Didier Boturyn, Pascal Dumy, Tsuneo Saga
OBJECTIVE: Copper-67 (Cu) is one of the most promising radionuclides for internal radiation therapy. Globally, several projects have recently been initiated for developing innovative approaches for the large-scale production of Cu. Encouraged by these, we performed Cu-radiolabeling of a tetrameric cyclic Arg-Gly-Asp (cRGD) peptide conjugate, cyclam-RAFT-c(-RGDfK-)4, which selectively targets αVβ3 integrin (αVβ3), the transmembrane receptor involved in tumor invasion, angiogenesis, and metastasis...
April 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290048/carnosine-modulates-nitric-oxide-in-stimulated-murine-raw-264-7-macrophages
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Giuseppe Caruso, Claudia G Fresta, Francisco Martinez-Becerra, Lopalco Antonio, Ryan T Johnson, Richard P S de Campos, Joseph M Siegel, Manjula B Wijesinghe, Giuseppe Lazzarino, Susan M Lunte
Excess nitric oxide (NO) production occurs in several pathological states, including neurodegeneration, ischemia, and inflammation, and is generally accompanied by increased oxidative/nitrosative stress. Carnosine [β-alanine-histidine (β-Ala-His)] has been reported to decrease oxidative/nitrosative stress-associated cell damage by reducing the amount of NO produced. In this study, we evaluated the effect of carnosine on NO production by murine RAW 264.7 macrophages stimulated with lipopolysaccharides + interferon-γ...
March 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289825/the-highly-bioactive-molecule-and-signal-substance-6-formylindolo-3-2-b-carbazole-ficz-plays-bi-functional-roles-in-cell-growth-and-apoptosis-in-vitro
#16
Afshin Mohammadi-Bardbori, Farzaneh Bastan, Amin-Reza Akbarizadeh
The maintenance of cellular homeostasis is a complex process that is governed by the receipt of prototypical growth and death signals. The endogenous functions of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in cellular homeostasis are not well understood. We aimed to establish whether the disturbance of endogenously activated AHR can influence cell growth, and if so, what mechanism(s) are involved. Cell growth was measured in mouse hepatoma Hepa-1 wild-type and cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1)-deficient c37 cells. In other sets of experiments, HepG2 cells were exposed to different doses of FICZ (0...
March 13, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288658/prostate-cancer-treated-with-brachytherapy-an-exploratory-study-of-dose-dependent-biomarkers-and-quality-of-life
#17
Sarah O S Osman, Simon Horn, Darren Brady, Stephen J McMahon, Ahamed B Mohamed Yoosuf, Darren Mitchell, Karen Crowther, Ciara A Lyons, Alan R Hounsell, Kevin M Prise, Conor K McGarry, Suneil Jain, Joe M O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Low-dose-rate permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) is an attractive treatment option for patients with localised prostate cancer with excellent outcomes. As standard CT-based post-implant dosimetry often correlates poorly with late treatment-related toxicity, this exploratory (proof of concept) study was conducted to investigate correlations between radiation - induced DNA damage biomarker levels, and acute and late bowel, urinary, and sexual toxicity. METHODS: Twelve patients treated with (125)I PPB monotherapy (145Gy) for prostate cancer were included in this prospective study...
March 14, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285784/pediatric-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-the-united-states
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Derek Y Hsu, Joaquin Brieva, Nanette B Silverberg, Amy S Paller, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in children. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the morbidity, mortality, and comorbid health conditions of SJS and TEN in US children. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of the 2009 to 2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which contains a representative 20% sample of all US hospitalizations. Sociodemographics, inflation-adjusted cost, length of stay, comorbidities, and mortality were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multivariate regression analyses...
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282611/phase-ib-dose-finding-study-of-abiraterone-acetate-plus-buparlisib-bkm120-or-dactolisib-bez235-in-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Christophe Massard, Kim Nguyen Chi, Daniel Castellano, Johann de Bono, Gwenaelle Gravis, Luc Dirix, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Alain Mita, Begona Mellado Gonzalez, Sabine Turri, Joan Maier, Denes Csonka, Arunava Chakravartty, Karim Fizazi
BACKGROUND: The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (Akt) signalling axis and androgen receptor (AR) pathways exhibit reciprocal feedback regulation in phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN)-deficient metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in preclinical models. This phase Ib study evaluated the pan-PI3K inhibitor buparlisib (BKM120) and the dual pan-PI3K/ mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor dactolisib (BEZ235) in combination with abiraterone acetate (AA) in patients with CRPC...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281876/caffeine-intake-decreases-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-experimental-liver-diseases-induced-by-thioacetamide-biochemical-and-histological-study
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Mona G Amer, Nehad F Mazen, Ahmed M Mohamed
Liver disease remains a significant global health problem. Increased caffeine consumption has been associated with a lower prevalence of chronic liver disease. This study aimed to investigate the modifying effects of caffeine on liver injury induced by thioacetamide (TAA) administration in male rats and the possible underlying mechanisms. Forty adult male rats were equally classified into four groups: control group, received only tap water; caffeine-treated group, received caffeine (37.5 mg/kg per day); TAA-treated group, received intraperitoneal (i...
March 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
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