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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433695/disinfection-of-water-inoculated-with-enterococcus-faecalis-using-solar-fe-iii-edds-h2o2-or-s2o8-2-process
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A Bianco, M I Polo López, P Fernández Ibáñez, M Brigante, G Mailhot
In this study, the activation of H2O2 and persulfate ions induced by solar photolysis of Fe(III)EDDS complex were investigated in water disinfection, applying solar AOPs processes. The use of Fe(III)EDDS complex maintains iron in soluble form until slightly basic pH and so the photolysis is efficient in a large range of pH compatible with natural waters. Moreover, for the first time, the impact of photogenerated hydroxyl and sulfate radicals on the inactivation of Enterococcus faecalis in water was studied...
April 18, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432586/cdc20-with-malignant-progression-and-poor-prognosis-of-astrocytoma-revealed-by-analysis-on-gene-expression
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Yiming Ding, Shuqing Yu, Zhaoshi Bao, Yanwei Liu, Tingyu Liang
The malignant transformation of astrocytoma may result from the accumulation of multiple genetic alterations. Current research shows that diffuse astrocytoma (AIIs, WHO grade II) is inherently predisposed to recur locally, and to spontaneously progress to anaplastic astrocytoma (AAIIIs, WHO grade III) and eventually secondary glioblastoma (sGBMIVs, WHO grade IV). The aim of the study was to identify and validate the important gene(s) associated with malignant progression and poor prognosis of astrocytoma. Average expression levels of 82 samples (35 AIIs, 13 AAIIIs and 34 sGBMIVs) were compared to each other through no-paired student test...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430578/involvement-of-polo-like-kinase-1-plk1-in-quiescence-regulation-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-of-the-gastric-cancer-cell-lines
#3
Lin Zhu, Sheng Xing, Li Zhang, Jian-Min Yu, Cheng Lin, Wei-Jun Yang
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been hypothesized to initiate tumor growth and be resistant to chemoradiotherapy, and these processes appear to be closely related to CSC quiescence. Here, a CSC-like cell population with a high level of CD44 expression was obtained from the human gastric cancer cell lines MKN45 and MKN74. Using a PKH26-labeling retention assay, quiescent CSC-like cells with low levels of Ki67 and PCNA expression were found in spheres formed in serum-free medium, and exhibited resistance to drug and radiation treatments...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427238/clinical-features-and-treatment-outcome-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-patients-with-uncommon-or-complex-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-mutations
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Stefano Frega, Martina Lorenzi, Matteo Fassan, Stefano Indraccolo, Fiorella Calabrese, Adolfo Favaretto, Laura Bonanno, Valentina Polo, Giulia Zago, Francesca Lunardi, Ilaria Attili, Alberto Pavan, Massimo Rugge, Valentina Guarneri, PierFranco Conte, Giulia Pasello
INTRODUCTION: Tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) represent the best treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with common exon 19 deletion or exon 21 epidermal growth factor receptor mutation (EGFRm). This is an observational study investigating epidemiology, clinical features and treatment outcome of NSCLC cases harbouring rare/complex EGFRm. RESULTS: Among 764 non-squamous NSCLC cases with known EGFRm status, 26(3.4%) harboured rare/complex EGFRm...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422624/occupational-therapy-s-role-in-cancer-survivorship-as-a-chronic-condition
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Mary Frances Baxter, Robin Newman, Sheila M Longpré, Katie M Polo
Improved medical care has resulted in a documented increase in cancer survivors in the United States. Cancer survivors face challenges in participation across all facets of life as a result of the cancer and subsequent cancer treatments. Long-term and late-term sequelae can result in impairments in neurological systems, decreased stamina, loss of range of motion, and changes in sensation and cognition. These impairments are often long lasting, which categorizes cancer survivorship as a chronic condition. This categorization presents treatment challenges, especially in creating rehabilitation and habilitation service options that support cancer survivors...
May 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416758/synergistic-interactions-between-plk1-and-hdac-inhibitors-in-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-cells-occur-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-and-proceed-through-multiple-mechanisms
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Tri Nguyen, Rebecca Parker, Elisa Hawkins, Beata Holkova, Victor Yazbeck, Akhil Kolluri, Maciej Kmieciak, Mohamed Rahmani, Steven Grant
Interactions between the polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) inhibitor volasertib and the histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACI) belinostat were examined in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) cells in vitro and in vivo. Exposure of DLBCL cells to very low concentrations of volasertib in combination with belinostat synergistically increased cell death (apoptosis). Similar interactions occurred in GC-, ABC-, double-hit DLBCL cells, MCL cells, bortezomib-resistant cells and primary lymphoma cells...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416751/proteasome-inhibition-enhances-the-efficacy-of-volasertib-induced-mitotic-arrest-in-aml-in-vitro-and-prolongs-survival-in-vivo
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Dominik Schnerch, Julia Schüler, Marie Follo, Julia Felthaus, Dagmar Wider, Kathrin Klingner, Christine Greil, Justus Duyster, Monika Engelhardt, Ralph Wäsch
Elderly and frail patients, diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and ineligible to undergo intensive treatment, have a dismal prognosis. The small molecule inhibitor volasertib induces a mitotic block via inhibition of polo-like kinase 1 and has shown remarkable anti-leukemic activity when combined with low-dose cytarabine. We have demonstrated that AML cells are highly vulnerable to cell death in mitosis yet manage to escape a mitotic block through mitotic slippage by sustained proteasome-dependent slow degradation of cyclin B...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415805/regulatory-functional-territory-of-plk-1-and-their-substrates-beyond-mitosis
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Shiv Kumar, Garima Sharma, Chiranjib Chakraborty, Ashish Ranjan Sharma, Jaebong Kim
Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK-1) is a well-known (Ser/Thr) mitotic protein kinase and is considered as a proto-oncogene. As hyper-activation of PLK-1 is broadly associated with poor prognosis and cancer progression, it is one of the most extensively studied mitotic kinases. During mitosis, PLK-1 regulates various cell cycle events, such as spindle pole maturation, chromosome segregation and cytokinesis. However, studies have demonstrated that the role of PLK-1 is not only restricted to mitosis, but PLK-1 can also regulate other vital events beyond mitosis, including transcription, translation, ciliogenesis, checkpoint adaptation and recovery, apoptosis, chromosomes dynamics etc...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413501/usp39-regulates-the-growth-of-smmc-7721-cells-via-foxm1
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Xianwen Yuan, Xitai Sun, Xiaolei Shi, Chunping Jiang, Decai Yu, Weiwei Zhang, Yitao Ding
The present study investigated ubiquitin specific peptidase 39 (USP39) gene knockdown on SMMC-7721 cells in vitro and in vivo, and the role of USP39 in regulating the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Two small interfering RNAs (siRNA) were constructed, which targeted the USP39 gene and control sequences were synthesized and inserted into a pGCSIL-GFP lentiviral vector. The full length of USP39 cDNA was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and cloned into pEGFP-N2, and the recombinant plasmids were transfected into cells...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407751/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-potential-mechanisms-underlying-differential-heart-development-in-fast-and-slow-growing-broilers-under-heat-stress
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Jibin Zhang, Carl J Schmidt, Susan J Lamont
BACKGROUND: Modern fast-growing broilers are susceptible to heart failure under heat stress because their relatively small hearts cannot meet increased need of blood pumping. To improve the cardiac tolerance to heat stress in modern broilers through breeding, we need to find the important genes and pathways that contribute to imbalanced cardiac development and frequent occurrence of heat-related heart dysfunction. Two broiler lines - Ross 708 and Illinois - were included in this study as a fast-growing model and a slow-growing model respectively...
April 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405163/enhancing-sirna-based-cancer-therapy-using-a-new-ph-responsive-activatable-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-liposomal-system
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Bai Xiang, Xue-Li Jia, Jin-Long Qi, Li-Ping Yang, Wei-Hong Sun, Xiao Yan, Shao-Kun Yang, De-Ying Cao, Qing Du, Xian-Rong Qi
As a potent therapeutic agent, small interfering RNA (siRNA) has been exploited to silence critical genes involved in tumor initiation and progression. However, development of a desirable delivery system is required to overcome the unfavorable properties of siRNA such as its high degradability, molecular size, and negative charge to help increase its accumulation in tumor tissues and promote efficient cellular uptake and endosomal/lysosomal escape of the nucleic acids. In this study, we developed a new activatable cell-penetrating peptide (ACPP) that is responsive to an acidic tumor microenvironment, which was then used to modify the surfaces of siRNA-loaded liposomes...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402276/cell-cycle-protein-bora-serves-as-a-novel-poor-prognostic-factor-in-multiple-adenocarcinomas
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Qiong-Xia Zhang, Rui Gao, Jin Xiang, Zhong-Yu Yuan, Yuan-Min Qian, Min Yan, Zi-Feng Wang, Quentin Liu, Hai-Dong Zhao, Chang-Hong Liu
Cell cycle protein Bora has been identified to integrate the functions of three major mitotic kinases: Cyclin-dependent kinase-1, Polo-like kinase-1, and Aurora A kinase. Overexpression of Bora disrupts spindle assembly and causes genomic instability. However, the clinical relevance of Bora in cancer remains unclear. In this study, we examined the expression of Bora and its association with clinical characteristics in breast (n = 538), lung (n = 144) and gastric (n = 77) adenocarcinomas. We found that Bora was overexpressed in primary breast cancer tissues compared to paired non-cancerous tissues...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401599/foxm1-transcription-factor-a-new-component-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cell-proliferation-advantage
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Manuela Mancini, Fausto Castagnetti, Simona Soverini, Elisa Leo, Caterina De Benedittis, Gabriele Gugliotta, Gianantonio Rosti, Luana Bavaro, Sara De Santis, Cecilia Monaldi, Margherita Martelli, Maria Alessandra Santucci, Michele Cavo, Giovanni Martinelli
FOXM1 transcription factor is a central component of tumor initiation, growth and progression due to its multiple effects on cell cycle, DNA repair, angiogenesis and invasion, chromatin, protein anabolism and cell adhesion. Moreover, FOXM1 interacts with β-catenin promoting its nuclear import and transcriptional activation. Here we show that FOXM1 is involved in the advantage of chronic myeloid leukemia hematopoiesis over the normal counterpart. FOXM1 hyper-activation associated with BCR-ABL1 results from phosphorylation by the fusion protein kinase-dependent activation of Polo-like kinase 1...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401181/kat2-mediated-plk4-acetylation-contributes-to-genomic-stability-by-preserving-centrosome-number
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Marjorie Fournier, László Tora
We have recently identified the first human lysine (K) acetyltransferase 2A and 2B (called KAT2A/2B; known also as GCN5/PCAF, respectively)-dependent acetylome and revealed a mechanism by which KAT2A/2B-mediated acetylation of serine/threonine polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) maintains correct centrosome number in human cells, therefore contributing to the maintenance of genome stability.(1).
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400058/the-snk-and-spar-signaling-pathway-changes-in-hippocampal-neurons-treated-with-amyloid-beta-peptide-in-vitro
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Hua Sui, Libin Zhan, Xinping Niu, Lina Liang, Xin Li
Amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) is believed to be a primary cause of Alzheimer's disease. Many studies have demonstrated that Aβ causes morphological and functional alterations of dendritic spines, leading to synaptic dysfunction, but the effect of Aβ on damage to synaptic functions is not fully understood. Spine-associated Rap guanosine triphosphatase-activating protein (SPAR) is an important regulator of activity-dependent remodeling of synapses and is critically involved in both mature dendritic spine formation and the maintenance of spine maturity...
March 22, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399166/ultraviolet-uv-c-inactivation-of-enterococcus-faecium-salmonella-choleraesuis-and-salmonella-typhimurium-in-porcine-plasma
#16
Elena Blázquez, Carmen Rodríguez, Jesús Ródenas, Ana Pérez de Rozas, Joaquim Segalés, Joan Pujols, Javier Polo
The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an ultraviolet (UV-C, 254 nm) irradiation system on reducing the load of Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhimurium), Salmonella choleraesuis (S. choleraesuis) resistant to streptomycin and Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) inoculated in sterile porcine plasma and then subjected to different UV-C irradiation doses (750, 1500, 3000, 6000 and 9000 J/L) using a pilot plant UV-C device working under turbulent flow. Results indicated that UV-C treatment induced a viability reduction of 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398638/a-functional-screening-of-the-kinome-identifies-the-polo-like-kinase-4-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-malignant-rhabdoid-tumors-and-possibly-other-embryonal-tumors-of-the-brain
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Simone Treiger Sredni, Mario Suzuki, Jian-Ping Yang, Jacek Topczewski, Anders W Bailey, Tufan Gokirmak, Jeffrey N Gross, Alexandre de Andrade, Akihide Kondo, David R Piper, Tadanori Tomita
PURPOSE: Malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs) are deadly embryonal tumors of the infancy. With poor survival and modest response to available therapies, more effective and less toxic treatments are needed. We hypothesized that a systematic screening of the kinome will reveal kinases that drive rhabdoid tumors and can be targeted by specific inhibitors. METHODS: We individually mutated 160 kinases in a well-characterized rhabdoid tumor cell line (MON) using lentiviral clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9)...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389854/a-reduced-12-joint-ultrasound-examination-predicts-lack-of-x-ray-progression-better-than-clinical-remission-criteria-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Eugenio de Miguel, Angela Pecondón-Español, Manuel Castaño-Sánchez, Alfonso Corrales, Ricardo Gutierrez-Polo, Manuel Rodriguez-Gomez, Jose A Pinto-Tasende, Jose L Rivas, José Ivorra-Cortés
To study the predictive value of clinical remission definitions and ultrasound (US) examination on X-ray progression in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This was an observational prospective multicenter 1-year follow-up cohort of RA patients with moderate disease activity (3.2 < DAS28 ≤ 5.1) who started anti-TNF therapy. DAS28ESR, DAS28CRP, SDAI, CDAI, and ACR/EULAR remission criteria were applied and reduced 12-joint US examination was performed at baseline and at 6 and 12 months. At baseline and month 12, radiographs of hands and feet were obtained in a subset of patients...
April 7, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389316/maintenance-therapy-with-vinflunine-plus-best-supportive-care-versus-best-supportive-care-alone-in-patients-with-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma-with-a-response-after-first-line-chemotherapy-maja-sogug-2011-02-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-open-label-phase
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Jesus García-Donas, Albert Font, Begoña Pérez-Valderrama, José Antonio Virizuela, Miquel Ángel Climent, Susana Hernando-Polo, José Ángel Arranz, Maria Del Mar Llorente, Nuria Lainez, José Carlos Villa-Guzmán, Begoña Mellado, Aránzazu González Del Alba, Daniel Castellano, Enrique Gallardo, Urbano Anido, Xavier García Del Muro, Montserrat Domènech, Javier Puente, Rafael Morales-Barrera, Jose Luis Pérez-Gracia, Joaquim Bellmunt
BACKGROUND: Maintenance therapy improves outcomes in various tumour types, but cumulative toxic effects limit the choice of drugs. We investigated whether maintenance therapy with vinflunine would delay disease progression in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma who had achieved disease control with first-line chemotherapy. METHODS: We did a randomised, controlled, open-label, phase 2 trial in 21 Spanish hospitals. Eligible patients had locally advanced, surgically unresectable, or metastatic transitional-cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract, adequate organ function, and disease control after four to six cycles of cisplatin and gemcitabine (carboplatin allowed after cycle four)...
April 4, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388440/genome-and-epigenome-maintenance-by-keeping-histone-turnover-in-check
#20
Anna Fortuny, Sophie E Polo
In this issue of Molecular Cell, Taneja et al. (2017) uncover a dual role for the conserved chromatin remodeler Fft3 in the maintenance of silent heterochromatin and the suppression of replication barriers at euchromatic loci through controlled histone turnover.
April 6, 2017: Molecular Cell
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