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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454481/aln-surface-passivation-of-gan-based-high-electron-mobility-transistors-by-plasma-enhanced-atomic-layer-deposition
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An-Jye Tzou, Kuo-Hsiung Chu, I-Feng Lin, Erik Østreng, Yung-Sheng Fang, Xiao-Peng Wu, Bo-Wei Wu, Chang-Hong Shen, Jia-Ming Shieh, Wen-Kuan Yeh, Chun-Yen Chang, Hao-Chung Kuo
We report a low current collapse GaN-based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) with an excellent thermal stability at 150 °C. The AlN was grown by N2-based plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD) and shown a refractive index of 1.94 at 633 nm of wavelength. Prior to deposit AlN on III-nitrides, the H2/NH3 plasma pre-treatment led to remove the native gallium oxide. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectroscopy confirmed that the native oxide can be effectively decomposed by hydrogen plasma...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454422/the-role-of-mrp1-in-the-multidrug-resistance-of-colorectal-cancer
#2
Dongxing Cao, Shaolan Qin, Yifei Mu, Ming Zhong
The role of multidrug resistance associated protein 1 (MRP1) in the multidrug resistance (MDR) of colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of MRP1 in MDR CRC and its therapeutic potential for the treatment of patients with this disease. The human MDR CRC cell lines HCT-8 and Colo205 were established through stable exposure to 5-florouracil (5-FU) over a 5-month period. MRP1 was knocked-down in MDR CRC cells through the transfection of short hairpin RNA targeting MRP1 (shMRP1)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454364/personalized-therapy-tests-for-the-monitoring-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-development
#3
Małgorzata Rogalińska, Paweł Góralski, Jerzy Z Błoński, Paweł Robak, Jan Barciszewski, Aneta Koceva-Chyła, Henryk Piekarski, Tadeusz Robak, Zofia M Kilianska
There is individual variation in the course of disease development and response to therapy of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Novel treatment options for CLL include a new generation of purine analogs, antibodies and inhibitors of specific cell signaling pathways, which typically induce apoptosis or necrosis. A prospective analysis of patient blood samples revealed that a combination of four tests allowed the most appropriate and effective type of treatment to be selected prior to drug administration, and for the analysis of leukemic cell sensitivity to anticancer drug(s) during disease development...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454332/zoledronic-acid-reverses-cisplatin-resistance-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-activating-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
#4
Yanjie You, Haijun Li, Jiongyu Chen, Xin Qin, Yonggang Ran
Despite improvements to radiotherapeutic strategies, resistance to adjuvant chemotherapy remains the main problem underlying the low 5-year survival rate in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). In the present study, the human NPC cell line HNE1 was exposed to gradually increasing concentrations of cisplatin (CDDP) in order to establish a drug-resistant sub-cell line, HNE1/CDDP. HNE1/CDDP cells exhibited multidrug resistance and a prolonged doubling time, as compared with the parent HNE1 cells. Furthermore, pretreatment with zoledronic acid (ZOL) appeared to resensitize the CDDP-resistant cells by inducing S-phase cell cycle arrest and the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway by upregulating the expression of B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2)-associated X protein and caspase-9 and downregulating the expression of BCL-2...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454299/rna-interference-mediated-gene-silencing-of-cyclophilin-a-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-paa-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-in-vitro
#5
Xin Jiang, Qiao-Li Zhang, Ye-Hong Tian, Jin-Chang Huang, Guo-Lin Ma
Radiotherapy is currently the major therapeutic strategy for patients with lung cancer. However, radioresistance and various side effects continue to present challenging issues for this form of treatment. A recent study demonstrated that cyclophilin A (CyPA) was overexpressed in non-small cell lung cancer and, therefore, presents a novel potential therapeutic target. In addition, gene-radiotherapy is a novel method for cancer treatment. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to investigate the potential effect of CyPA silencing on radiosensitivity in human lung adenocarcinoma in vitro...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454243/exosomal-microrna-in-plasma-as-a-non-invasive-biomarker-for-the-recurrence-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#6
Hitoshi Dejima, Hisae Iinuma, Rie Kanaoka, Noriyuki Matsutani, Masafumi Kawamura
Predictive biomarkers for the recurrence of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients who have received curative resection are important for cancer treatment. The functional microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) in the exosomes of plasma and serum samples are of interest as stable and non-invasive biomarkers for recurrence in cancer patients. The aim of the present study was to clarify the usefulness of plasma exosomal miRNAs as biomarkers for the prediction of recurrence in NSCLC following curative resection. First, microarray-based expression profiling of miRNAs derived from exosomes in the plasma of 6 patients was employed to identify a biomarker that distinguishes between patients with and without NSCLC recurrence...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454240/squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigen-expression-in-tumor-cells-is-associated-with-the-chemosensitivity-and-survival-of-patients-with-cervical-cancer-receiving-docetaxel-carboplatin-based-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#7
Peng Chen, Liang Jiao, Dan-Bo Wang
The present study examined the association between squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) expression and the response of patients with cervical cancer to docetaxel-carboplatin (DC) combination chemotherapy, in order to determine the prognostic potential of SCCA expression. A total of 21 patients were enrolled with stage IB2 or stage IIA2 SCC. Of these, 9 patients had chemotherapy-sensitive cancer (2 cases with a complete response and 7 cases with a partial response) and 12 patients had chemotherapy-resistant cancer (12 cases of stable disease and no cases of progressive disease)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454229/somatostatin-receptor-expression-indicates-improved-prognosis-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-and-octreotide-long-acting-release-is-effective-and-safe-in-chinese-patients-with-advanced-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#8
Yuhong Wang, Wei Wang, Kaizhou Jin, Cheng Fang, Yuan Lin, Ling Xue, Shiting Feng, Zhiwei Zhou, Chenghao Shao, Minhu Chen, Xianjun Yu, Jie Chen
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (GEP-NEN) is known to overexpress somatostatin receptors (SSTRs), most commonly SSTR2 and SSTR5. The expression of SSTRs on tumor cells forms the basis for somatostatin analog treatment of patients with NEN. The present study detected the expression of SSTR2 and SSTR5 in GEP-NEN and investigated the efficacy and safety of octreotide long-acting release (LAR) in the treatment of advanced gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) in China. The present study reported that functionality of the pancreas, G1 and G2 grading, NET classification and Tumor-Node-Metastasis stages I and II were associated with higher SSTR2 positive expression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454084/preliminary-biological-evaluation-of-18f-alf-nota-mal-cys-annexin-v-as-a-novel-apoptosis-imaging-agent
#9
Chunxiong Lu, Quanfu Jiang, Minjin Hu, Cheng Tan, Huixin Yu, Zichun Hua
A novel annexin V derivative (Cys-Annexin V) with a single cysteine residue at its C-terminal has been successfully labeled site-specifically with NOTA-maleimide aluminum [18F]fluoride complexation and evaluated it as a novel apoptosis agent in vitro and in vivo. The total synthesis time of 18F-AlF-NOTA-MAL-Cys-Annexin V from [18F]fluoride was about 65 min. The tracer was stable in vitro and it was excreted through renal in normal mice. The rate of the tracer bound to erythrocytes with exposed phosphatidylserine was 89...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454062/self-assembled-dehydropeptide-nano-carriers-for-delivery-of-ornidazole-and-curcumin
#10
Smriti Rekha Deka, Santosh Yadav, Dheeresh Kumar, Sumit Garg, Manohar Mahato, Ashwani Kumar Sharma
In the recent studies, it has been demonstrated that incorporation of unnatural amino acid, α,β-dehydrophenylalanine, in small peptides results in stable self-assembled nanostructures with different sizes and shapes. Here, we have replaced the natural amino acid, phenylalanine, from our earlier reported work on self-assembled peptide, Boc-Pro-Phe-Gly-OMe, with a constrained dehydro amino acid, α,β-dehydrophenylalanine, to study its influence on self-assembled nanostructures. Dehydrotripeptide, Boc-Pro-ΔPhe-Gly-OMe, self-assembled into nanostructures in aqueous solutions and formed hydrophobic matrix with improved encapsulation efficiency of hydrophobic molecules...
April 20, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454046/preliminary-investigation-of-catalytic-antioxidant-anticancer-and-bactericidal-activity-of-green-synthesized-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-using-actinidia-deliciosa
#11
Saraschandra Naraginti, Yi Li
Herein we report a rapid low cost one step green synthetic method using Actinidia deliciosa fruit extract for preparation of stable and multifunctional silver and gold nanoparticles. The synthesized nanoparticles were successfully used as green catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) and methylene blue (MB). The enhanced biological activity of the prepared nanoparticles was investigated based on its highly stable antioxidant, anticancer and bactericidal effects. TEM micrographs showed that the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) formed were predominantly spherical in shape having diameters ranging from 25 to 40nm, while gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) shown particle size ranges from 7 to 20nm...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453964/degradation-of-sulfadimethoxine-catalyzed-by-laccase-with-soybean-meal-extract-as-natural-mediator-mechanism-and-reaction-pathway
#12
Shangtao Liang, Qi Luo, Qingguo Huang
Natural laccase-mediator systems have been well recognized as an eco-friendly and energy-saving approach in environmental remediation, whose further application is however limited by the high cost of natural mediators and relatively long treatment time span. This study evaluated the water extract of soybean meal, a low-cost compound system, in mediating the laccase catalyzed degradation of a model contaminant of emerging concern, sulfadimethoxine (SDM), and demonstrated it as a promising alternative mediator for soil and water remediation...
April 23, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453951/are-biodegradable-plates-applicable-in-endoscope-assisted-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-mandibular-subcondyle-fractures
#13
Jang-Ho Son, Jinhee Ha, Yeong-Cheol Cho, Iel-Yong Sung
PURPOSE: To investigate whether biodegradable plates are applicable in endoscope-assisted open reduction and internal fixation (EAORIF) of mandibular subcondyle fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective case-series study included patients with mandibular subcondyle fractures treated with EAORIF using an unsintered hydroxyapatite particles/poly-l-lactide biodegradable plate system, with at least 6 months of clinical follow-up data available. The outcome variables were fracture healing with postoperative stability and postoperative complications...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453855/newly-characterized-interaction-stabilizes-dna-structure-oligoethylene-glycols-stabilize-g-quadruplexes-ch-%C3%AF-interactions
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Hisae Tateishi-Karimata, Tatsuya Ohyama, Takahiro Muraoka, Peter Podbevsek, Adam M Wawro, Shigenori Tanaka, Shu-Ichi Nakano, Kazushi Kinbara, Janez Plavec, Naoki Sugimoto
Oligoethylene glycols are used as crowding agents in experiments that aim to understand the effects of intracellular environments on DNAs. Moreover, DNAs with covalently attached oligoethylene glycols are used as cargo carriers for drug delivery systems. To investigate how oligoethylene glycols interact with DNAs, we incorporated deoxythymidine modified with oligoethylene glycols of different lengths, such as tetraethylene glycol (TEG), into DNAs that form antiparallel G-quadruplex or hairpin structures such that the modified residues were incorporated into loop regions...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453785/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-the-pnkp-xrcc4-ligiv-dna-repair-complex
#15
R Daniel Aceytuno, Cortt G Piett, Zahra Havali-Shahriari, Ross A Edwards, Martial Rey, Ruiqiong Ye, Fatima Javed, Shujuan Fang, Rajam Mani, Michael Weinfeld, Michal Hammel, John A Tainer, David C Schriemer, Susan P Lees-Miller, J N Mark Glover
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repairs DNA double strand breaks in non-cycling eukaryotic cells. NHEJ relies on polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP), which generates 5΄-phosphate/3΄-hydroxyl DNA termini that are critical for ligation by the NHEJ DNA ligase, LigIV. PNKP and LigIV require the NHEJ scaffolding protein, XRCC4. The PNKP FHA domain binds to the CK2-phosphorylated XRCC4 C-terminal tail, while LigIV uses its tandem BRCT repeats to bind the XRCC4 coiled-coil. Yet, the assembled PNKP-XRCC4-LigIV complex remains uncharacterized...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453757/incidence-and-phenotype-at-diagnosis-of-very-early-onset-compared-with-later-onset-paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-population-based-study-1988-2011
#16
E Bequet, H Sarter, M Fumery, F Vasseur, L Armengol-Debeir, B Pariente, D Ley, C Spyckerelle, H Coevoet, J E Laberenne, L Peyrin-Biroulet, G Savoye, D Turck, C Gower-Rousseau
Background and Aims: Very-early-onset inflammatory bowel disease [VEO-IBD] is a form of IBD that is distinct from that of children with an older onset. We compared changes over time in the incidence and phenotype at diagnosis between two groups according to age at IBD diagnosis: VEO-IBD diagnosed before the age of 6 years, and early-onset IBD [EO-IBD] diagnosed between 6 and 16 years of age. Methods: Data were obtained from a cohort enrolled in a prospective French population-based registry from 1988 to 2011...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453748/incidence-of-pseudoprogression-in-low-grade-gliomas-treated-with-radiotherapy
#17
Sophie E van West, Hein G de Bruin, Bart van de Langerijt, Annemarie T Swaak-Kragten, Martin J van den Bent, Walter Taal
Background.: As the incidence of pseudo-progressive disease (psPD), or pseudoprogression, in low-grade glioma (LGG) is unknown, we retrospectively investigated this phenomenon in a cohort of LGG patients given radiotherapy (RT). Methods.: All MRI scans and clinical data from patients with histologically proven LGG treated with radiation between 2000 and 2011 were reviewed. PsPD was scored when a new enhancing lesion occurred after RT and subsequently disappeared or remained stable for at least a year without therapy, including dexamethasone...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453742/blinded-contractility-analysis-in-hipsc-cardiomyocytes-in-engineered-heart-tissue-format-comparison-with-human-atrial-trabeculae
#18
Ingra Mannhardt, Alexandra Eder, Berengere Dumotier, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Elisabeth Krämer, Martin Traebert, Klaus-Dieter Söhren, Frederik Flenner, Konstantina Stathopoulou, Marc D Lemoine, Lucie Carrier, Torsten Christ, Thomas Eschenhagen, Arne Hansen
Objective: Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) may serve as a new assay for drug testing in a human context, but their validity particularly for the evaluation of inotropic drug effects remains unclear. In this blinded analysis, we compared the effects of 10 indicator compounds with known inotropic effects in electrically stimulated (1.5 Hz) hiPSC-CM-derived 3 dimensional engineered heart tissue (EHT) and human atrial trabeculae (hAT). Methods and results: Human EHTs were prepared from iCell® hiPSC-CM, hAT obtained at routine heart surgery...
April 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453692/safety-and-antitumor-activity-of-the-anti-pd-1-antibody-pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-recurrent-carcinoma-of-the-anal-canal
#19
P A Ott, S A Piha-Paul, P Munster, M J Pishvaian, E M J van Brummelen, R B Cohen, C Gomez-Roca, S Ejadi, M Stein, E Chan, M Simonelli, A Morosky, S Saraf, K Emancipator, M Koshiji, J Bennouna
Background: Safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab, a humanized programmed death 1 monoclonal antibody, was assessed in KEYNOTE-028, a multicohort, phase Ib trial for patients with programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1)-positive advanced solid tumors. We report results for the cohort of patients with advanced anal carcinoma. Patients and methods: Patients with PD-L1-positive tumors (≥1%) received intravenous pembrolizumab 10 mg/kg once every 2 weeks for up to 2 years or until confirmed progression or unacceptable toxicity...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453655/multiple-old-ages-the-influence-of-social-context-on-women-s-aging-anxiety
#20
Anne E Barrett, Erica L Toothman
Objectives: Dominant views of aging generate anxiety for many adults-especially women, who face greater disadvantages in later life compared with men. However, little is known about changes in these concerns over time and their variation across women. Employing a feminist perspective on age relations, our study examines three social contexts affecting women's aging anxiety-social location, health, and social relationships. Method: Using a sample of women (n = 905) from Midlife in the United States (1995-1996; 2004-2006), logistic regression models examine predictors of over-time patterns in three aging anxiety sources-declining attractiveness, declining health, and reproductive aging...
April 27, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
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