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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645043/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-behavior-of-dna-tetrahedrons-as-tumor-targeting-nanocarriers-for-doxorubicin-delivery
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Ji Hee Kang, Kyoung-Ran Kim, Hyukjin Lee, Dae-Ro Ahn, Young Tag Ko
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a versatile material with high applicability and inherent biocompatibility. L-DNA, the perfect mirror form of the naturally occurring D-DNA, has been used in DNA nanotechnology. It has thermodynamically identical properties to D-DNA, is capable of self-assembly and bio-orthogonal base-pairing, and is resistant to nuclease activity. We previously constructed an L-DNA tetrahedron (L-Td) and found that this nanostructure has remarkably higher capacity for cell penetration than its natural counterpart (D-Td)...
June 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642334/alk-fusion-detection-in-circulating-free-dna-finding-an-important-needle-in-the-haystack
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Meghan J Mooradian, Justin F Gainor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641700/-molecular-imaging-in-vivo-detection-of-egfr-mutations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
Danjing Luo, Jin'an Ma, Jinming Zhang, Yanzhong Zhao
An ever increasing number of drugs directed as epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) bring a new revolution for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) therapy, and many large scales of studies show that only people with EGFR-sensitive mutation can benefit from these drugs. The main method of EGFR mutation detection is to analyze the DNA sequence of EGFR, which can be the lung cancer tissue, pleural fluid tumor cells, circulating tumor cells and peripheral blood free DNA obtained by surgery or puncture, the biggest drawback is that the heterogeneity of EGFR mutation cannot be analyzed...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638980/first-report-of-typical-brazilian-toxoplasma-gondii-genotypes-from-isolates-of-free-range-chickens-gallus-gallus-domesticus-circulating-in-the-state-of-para%C3%A3-ba-northeast-brazil
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Thais Ferreira Feitosa, Vinícius Longo Ribeiro Vilela, João Leite de Almeida-Neto, Lídio Ricardo Bezerra de Melo, Dayana Firmino de Morais, Bruna Farias Alves, Fabiana Nakashima, Solange Maria Gennari, Ana Célia Rodrigues Athayde, Hilda Fátima de Jesus Pena
This study evaluated, for the first time, the genetic diversity of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from free-range chickens from the state of Paraíba, Northeast Brazil. Tissue samples from 33 chickens from properties in five municipalities of Paraíba (Esperança, Olho d'Água, Malta, Monteiro, and Patos) were bioassayed in mice. The brains of mice infected with T. gondii cysts were used for DNA extraction and genotyping. Genotyping was performed using 11 PCR-RFLP markers and 15 microsatellite (MS) markers. Complete genotyping results were obtained for 29 isolates, with nine genotypes detected by RFLP and 15 genotypes identified by MS...
June 21, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638257/xrcc1-gene-polymorphisms-and-mir-21-expression-in-patients-with-colorectal-carcinoma
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Hanan Fouad, Dina Sabry, Heba Morsi, Hany Shehab, Naglaa F Abuzaid
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the impact of two X-ray repair cross complementing 1 (XRCC1) gene polymorphisms (Arg194Trp and Arg399Gln) on the risk of development of colorectal cancer (CRC) and to assess the expression levels of microRNA-21 (miR-21) in CRC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control cross sectional study was conducted on 50 CRC patients and 50 cancer-free subjects. DNA and miR-21 were extracted from whole blood samples...
June 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636991/non-invasive-detection-of-somatic-mutations-using-next-generation-sequencing-in-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
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Maxime Fontanilles, Florent Marguet, Élodie Bohers, Pierre-Julien Viailly, Sydney Dubois, Philippe Bertrand, Vincent Camus, Sylvain Mareschal, Philippe Ruminy, Catherine Maingonnat, Stéphane Lepretre, Elena-Liana Veresezan, Stéphane Derrey, Hervé Tilly, Jean-Michel Picquenot, Annie Laquerrière, Fabrice Jardin
PURPOSE: Primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) have recurrent genomic alterations. The main objective of our study was to demonstrate that targeted sequencing of circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) released by PCNSL at the time of diagnosis could identify somatic mutations by next-generation sequencing (NGS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: PlasmacfDNA and matched tumor DNA (tDNA) from 25 PCNSL patients were sequenced using an Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (Life Technologies®)...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631163/evaluation-of-streck-bct-and-paxgene-stabilised-blood-collection-tubes-for-cell-free-circulating-dna-studies-in-plasma
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Kristina Warton, Nicole L Yuwono, Mark J Cowley, Mark J McCabe, Alwin So, Caroline E Ford
INTRODUCTION: Blood samples for studies of circulating DNA in disease are often collected in clinical settings where prompt processing of samples is not possible. In order to avoid problems associated with leukocyte lysis after prolonged blood storage, stabilised blood tubes have been developed containing preservatives that prevent cell lysis. We evaluated Streck BCT tubes and PAXgene ccfDNA tubes, as well as standard EDTA blood collection tubes, in terms of DNA yield and fragment size...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629339/droplet-digital-pcr-for-detection-and-quantification-of-circulating-tumor-dna-in-plasma-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Joost H van Ginkel, Manon M H Huibers, Robert J J van Es, Remco de Bree, Stefan M Willems
BACKGROUND: During posttreatment surveillance of head and neck cancer patients, imaging is insufficiently accurate for the early detection of relapsing disease. Free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) may serve as a novel biomarker for monitoring tumor burden during posttreatment surveillance of these patients. In this exploratory study, we investigated whether low level ctDNA in plasma of head and neck cancer patients can be detected using Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR). METHODS: TP53 mutations were determined in surgically resected primary tumor samples from six patients with high stage (II-IV), moderate to poorly differentiated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629197/reply-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-by-c-nicolazzo-et-al-circulating-cell-free-dna-and-circulating-tumor-cells-as-prognostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-first-line-chemotherapy
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627340/-experimental-study-on-formation-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-human-peripheral-blood-induced-by-paraquat-in-vitro
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Wei Jin, Jian Lu, Hui Xie, Yiqun Jiang, Xiaoxiao Meng, Yong Zhu, Ruilan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether paraquat (PQ) can induce the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in human peripheral blood. METHODS: Neutrophils were isolated from healthy human peripheral blood, and the cells were identified by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) strain. The cells were treated with different concentrations of PQ [0 (as control), 200, 400, 600, 800, 1 000 and 1 200 μmol/L], and the cell viability was measured by cell proliferation and CCK-8 cytotoxicity detection kit, and the median lethal concentration of PQ was selected...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625828/precision-monitoring-of-immunotherapies-in-solid-organ-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Rose Diloreto, Kiran Khush, Iwijn De Vlaminck
Pharmacological immunotherapies are a key component of post-transplant therapy in solid-organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In current clinical practice, immunotherapies largely follow a one-size fits all approach, leaving a large portion of transplant recipients either over- or under-immunosuppressed, and consequently at risk of infections or immune-mediated complications. Our goal here is to review recent and rapid advances in precision and genomic medicine approaches to monitoring of post-transplant immunotherapies...
June 15, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623396/assessment-of-the-circulating-cell-free-dna-marker-association-with-diagnosis-and-prognostic-prediction-in-patients-with-lymphoma-a-single-center-experience
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Mao Li, Yongqian Jia, Juan Xu, Xiaomin Cheng, Caigang Xu
Circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) has been shown to be associated with the clinical characteristics and prognosis of cancer patients. Our objective was to assess whether the concentration and integrity index of ccfDNA in plasma may be useful for diagnosing and monitoring the progression of patients with lymphoma. We included plasma samples from 174 lymphoma patients and 80 healthy individuals. The total concentration of ccfDNA was determined using a fluorometry method, and the DNA integrity index (DII), which is the ratio of longer to shorter DNA fragments, for the APP gene was detected using real-time quantitative PCR...
August 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622804/g-quadruplex-based-exo-iii-assisted-signal-amplification-aptasensor-for-the-colorimetric-detection-of-adenosine
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Lei Xu, Xin Shen, Bingzhi Li, Chunhong Zhu, Xuemin Zhou
Adenosine is an endogenous nucleotide pivotally involved in nucleic acid and energy metabolism. Its excessive existence may indicate tumorigenesis, typically lung cancer. Encouraged by its significance as the clinical biomarker, sensitive assay methods towards adenosine have been popularized, with high cost and tedious procedures as the inevitable defects. Herein, we report a label-free aptamer-based exonuclease III (Exo III) amplification colorimetric aptasensor for the highly sensitive and cost-effective detection of adenosine...
August 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614831/liquid-biopsies-for-monitoring-temporal-genomic-heterogeneity-in-breast-and-colon-cancers
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Tiziana Venesio, Giulia Siravegna, Alberto Bardelli, Anna Sapino
Cancer is a spatial and temporal dynamic disease where differently evolving genetic clones are responsible for progression. In this landscape, the genomic heterogeneity of the primary tumours can be captured by deep-sequencing representative spatial samples. However, the recognition of genetic alterations responsible for tumour evolution remains a challenging task. Recently, the "liquid biopsy" was recognized as a powerful real-time approach for the molecular monitoring of this dynamic disease. The term "liquid biopsy" generally refers to the use of circulating (cell-free) tumour DNA (ctDNA) and circulating tumour cells (CTCs) as non-invasive biomarkers for the early diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring of clinical progression, and response to treatment in different types of tumours, including the highly genomic heterogeneous breast cancer...
June 15, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607629/the-impact-of-environmental-factors-in-influencing-epigenetics-related-to-oxidative-states-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Francesco Angelini, Francesca Pagano, Antonella Bordin, Marika Milan, Isotta Chimenti, Mariangela Peruzzi, Valentina Valenti, Antonino Marullo, Leonardo Schirone, Silvia Palmerio, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Colin E Murdoch, Giacomo Frati, Elena De Falco
Oxidative states exert a significant influence on a wide range of biological and molecular processes and functions. When their balance is shifted towards enhanced amounts of free radicals, pathological phenomena can occur, as the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in tissue microenvironment or in the systemic circulation can be detrimental. Epidemic chronic diseases of western societies, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes correlate with the imbalance of redox homeostasis. Current advances in our understanding of epigenetics have revealed a parallel scenario showing the influence of oxidative stress as a major regulator of epigenetic gene regulation via modification of DNA methylation, histones, and microRNAs...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601386/detection-of-alk-and-kras-mutations-in-circulating-tumor-dna-of-patients-with-advanced-alk-positive-nsclc-with-disease-progression-during-crizotinib-treatment
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Paola Bordi, Marcello Tiseo, Eleonora Rofi, Iacopo Petrini, Giuliana Restante, Romano Danesi, Marzia Del Re
BACKGROUND: In patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), disease progression occurs after a median of 9 to 10 months of crizotinib treatment. Several mechanisms of resistance have been identified and include ALK mutations and amplification or the activation of bypassing signaling pathways. Rebiopsy in NSCLC patients represents a critical issue and the analysis of circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has a promising role for the identification of resistance mechanisms...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599456/dynamic-monitoring-of-egfr-mutations-in-circulating-cell-free-dna-for-egfr-mutant-metastatic-patients-with-lung-cancer-early-detection-of-drug-resistance-and-prognostic-significance
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Jianjiao Ni, Linqian Weng, Yi Liu, Zhao Sun, Chunmei Bai, Yingyi Wang
Detecting genetic mutations in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is a promising approach of liquid biopsy. Between June 2014 and May 2015, 168 plasma samples were collected monthly from 20 patients with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation receiving gefitinib therapy. Clinically relevant EGFR mutations, including exon 19 deletion, L858R and T790M, were quantified using droplet digital polymerase chain reaction. In baseline samples, 19 (95.0%) patients had the same mutation with the matched tumors, and pretreatment T790M mutations were also detected in 3 (15...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592717/hypomethylated-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme2-q1-ube2q1-gene-promoter-in-the-serum-is-a-promising-biomarker-for-hepatitis-b-virus-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Na Hu, Xiao-Peng Fan, Yu-Chen Fan, Long-Yan Chen, Chen-Yang Qiao, Li-Yan Han, Kai Wang
Aberrant DNA methylation, which can be detected in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA), is one of the major epigenetic alterations in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). UBE2Q1, a putative member of the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme family, might play substantial roles in tumorigenesis. However, the methylation status of the UBE2Q1 gene in HCC remains unknown. We aimed to determine the methylation status of the UBE2Q1 gene promoter and to evaluate its potential clinical significance for HCC detection. The methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP) assay was used to detect the UBE2Q1 gene methylation status in serum samples from 80 patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related HCC, 40 patients with liver cirrhosis (LC), 40 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and 20 healthy controls (HCs)...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592703/real-time-transferrin-based-pet%C3%A2-detects-myc-positive-prostate-cancer
#19
Rahul Aggarwal, Spencer Behr, Pamela L Paris, Charles Truillet, Matthew F L Parker, Loc T Huynh, Junnian Wei, Byron Hann, Jack Youngren, Gayatri Premasekharan, Jiaoti Huang, Nimna Ranatunga, Emily Chang, Kenneth T Gao, Charles J Ryan, Eric J Small, Michael J Evans
Non-invasive biomarkers that detect the activity of important oncogenic drivers could significantly improve cancer diagnosis and management of treatment. The goal of this study was to determine if 68Ga-citrate (which avidly binds to circulating transferrin) labeled transferrin (Tf) can detect MYC-positive prostate cancer tumors, since the transferrin receptor is a direct MYC target gene. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging paired with 68Ga-citrate and molecular analysis of preclinical models, human cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and clinical biopsies were conducted to determine whether 68Ga-citrate can detect MYC-positive prostate cancer...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592327/is-detection-of-intraperitoneal-exfoliated-tumor-cells-after-surgical-resection-of-rectal-cancer-a-prognostic-factor-of-survival
#20
Christian Arstad, Paulo Refinetti, Annette Torgunrud Kristensen, Karl-Erik Giercksky, Per Olaf Ekstrøm
BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of free cancer cells detected in peritoneal fluid at the time of rectal surgery remains unclear. A substantial number of patients will develop metastatic disease even with successful local treatment. This prospective non-randomized study investigated the prognostic value of intraperitoneal free cancer cells harvested in peritoneal lavage after surgery for rectal cancer. Mutational hotspots in mitochondrial DNA were examined as potential molecular signatures to detect circulating intraperitoneal free cancer cells when present in primary tumor and in lavage...
June 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
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