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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159711/treatment-of-richter-s-syndrome
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Adalgisa Condoluci, Davide Rossi
Based on the available literature, mostly derived from retrospective or non-randomized phase I or II studies, it is difficult to define an optimized treatment approach for patients developing Richter's syndrome (RS). Early recognition of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients presenting clinical features suspected for a transformation is useful to avoid exposing them to multiple lines of therapy that, being targeted to CLL progression, have poor efficacy against RS. Because of the low specificity (~ 50-60%) of clinical signs of RS (such as rapid and discordant bulky localized lymphadenopathies, elevated LDH levels, emergent physical deterioration, and/or fever in the absence of infection), a (18)FDG PET/CT and a biopsy are recommended to confirm RS...
November 21, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158289/next-generation-panel-sequencing-identifies-nf1-germline-mutations-in-three-patients-with-pheochromocytoma-but-no-clinical-diagnosis-of-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#2
Laura Gieldon, Jimmy Rusdian Masjkur, Susan Richter, Roland Därr, Marcos Lahera, Daniela E Aust, Silke Zeugner, Andreas Rump, Karl Hackmann, Andreas Tzschach, Andrzej Januszewicz, Aleksander Prejbisz, Graeme Eisenhofer, Evelin Schroeck, Mercedes Robledo, Barbara Klink
Objective Our objective was to improve molecular diagnostics in patients with hereditary pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL) by using next generation sequencing (NGS) multi-gene panel analysis. Derived from this study we here present three cases that were diagnosed with NF1 germline mutations but did not have a prior clinical diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). Design We performed genetic analysis of known tumor predisposition genes, including NF1, using a multi-gene NGS enrichment-based panel applied to a total of 1029 PPGL patients...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158194/recent-advances-in-bacteriophage-based-methods-for-bacteria-detection
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REVIEW
Łukasz Richter, Marta Janczuk-Richter, Joanna Niedziółka-Jönsson, Jan Paczesny, Robert Hołyst
Fast and reliable bacteria detection is crucial for lowering the socioeconomic burden related to bacterial infections (e.g., in healthcare, industry or security). Bacteriophages (i.e., viruses with bacterial hosts) pose advantages such as great specificity, robustness, toughness and cheap preparation, making them popular biorecognition elements in biosensors and other assays for bacteria detection. There are several possible designs of bacteriophage-based biosensors. Here, we focus on developments based on whole virions as recognition agents...
November 17, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155583/formation-of-long-lived-color-centers-for-broadband-visible-light-emission-in-low-dimensional-layered-perovskites
#4
Edward P Booker, Tudor H Thomas, Claudio Quarti, Michael R Stanton, Cameron D Dashwood, Alexander J Gillett, Johannes M Richter, Andrew J Pearson, Nathaniel J L K Davis, Henning Sirringhaus, Michael B Price, Neil C Greenham, David Beljonne, Siân E Dutton, Felix Deschler
We investigate the origin of the broadband visible emission in layered hybrid lead-halide perovskites and its connection with structural and photophysical properties. We study <001> oriented thin films of hexylammonium (HA) lead iodide, (C6H16N)2PbI4, and dodecylammonium (DA) lead iodide, (C12H28N)2PbI4 by combining first-principles simulations with time-resolved photoluminescence, steady-state absorption and X-ray diffraction measurements on cooling from 300 K to 4 K. Ultrafast transient absorption and photoluminescence measurements are used to track the formation and recombination of emissive states...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155514/the-prognostic-effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-on-the-change-of-pd-l1-expression-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-rectal-adenocarcinoma
#5
Igor Richter, Tomas Jirasek, Josef Dvorak, Eva Cermakova, Petra Rehakova, Jiri Bartos
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prognostic effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy on the change of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in patients with locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma, by comparing PD-L1 expression in pretreatment biopsies and PD-L1 expression in pathological specimens after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: A total of 25 patients with rectal adenocarcinoma were evaluated. Patients were treated by neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (radiotherapy:44Gy normofraxionation; chemotherapy: capecitabine 825 mg/m(2) in two daily doses)...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155382/very-late-scaffold-thrombosis-insights-from-optical-coherence-tomography-and-histopathology
#6
Michael Joner, Philipp Nicol, Himanshu Rai, Heiko Richter, Nicolas Foin, Jaryl Ng, Javier Cuesta, Fernando Rivero, Rosario Serrano, Fernando Alfonso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155043/stk33-is-required-for-spermatid-differentiation-and-male-fertility-in-mice
#7
Leila R Martins, Raffaela K Bung, Stefan Koch, Karsten Richter, Laura Schwarzmüller, Dorothee Terhardt, Bahtiyar Kurtulmus, Christof Niehrs, Arefeh Rouhi, Ingrid Lohmann, Gislene Pereira, Stefan Fröhling, Hanno Glimm, Claudia Scholl
Spermiogenesis is the final phase during sperm cell development in which round spermatids undergo dramatic morphological changes to generate spermatozoa. Here we report that the serine/threonine kinase Stk33 is essential for the differentiation of round spermatids into functional sperm cells and male fertility. Constitutive Stk33 deletion in mice results in severely malformed and immotile spermatozoa that are particularly characterized by disordered structural tail elements. Stk33 expression first appears in primary spermatocytes, and targeted deletion of Stk33 in these cells recapitulates the defects observed in constitutive knockout mice, confirming a germ cell-intrinsic function...
November 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154240/polish-consensus-on-treatment-of-gastric-cancer-update-2017
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Jan Kulig, Grzegorz Wallner, Michał Drews, Mariusz Frączek, Arkadiusz Jeziorski, Wojciech Kielan, Piotr Kołodziejczyk, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer, Teresa Starzyńska, Krzysztof Zinkiewicz, Marek Wojtukiewicz, W Tomasz Skoczylas, Piotr Richter, Marek Krawczyk
The "Polish Research on Gastric Cancer" project has been continued since 1986. The main aim of this project, which is a multicenter and interdisciplinary research, is enhancing the treatment results of gastric cancer patients by developing and promoting the use of optimal methods for diagnosis and treatment, both surgical as well as combined. One of the more important achievements of the project is the development and publication of a document named "Polish Consensus on Treatment of Patients with Gastric Cancer", whose first version was published in 1998...
October 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149615/rethinking-unconventional-translation-in-neurodegeneration
#9
REVIEW
Fen-Biao Gao, Joel D Richter, Don W Cleveland
Eukaryotic translation is tightly regulated to ensure that protein production occurs at the right time and place. Recent studies on abnormal repeat proteins, especially in age-dependent neurodegenerative diseases caused by nucleotide repeat expansion, have highlighted or identified two forms of unconventional translation initiation: usage of AUG-like sites (near cognates) or repeat-associated non-AUG (RAN) translation. We discuss how repeat proteins may differ due to not just unconventional initiation, but also ribosomal frameshifting and/or imperfect repeat DNA replication, expansion, and repair, and we highlight how research on translation of repeats may uncover insights into the biology of translation and its contribution to disease...
November 16, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149213/optimal-design-and-control-of-an-electromechanical-transfemoral-prosthesis-with-energy-regeneration
#10
Farbod Rohani, Hanz Richter, Antonie J van den Bogert
In this paper, we present the design of an electromechanical above-knee active prosthesis with energy storage and regeneration. The system consists of geared knee and ankle motors, parallel springs for each motor, an ultracapacitor, and controllable four-quadrant power converters. The goal is to maximize the performance of the system by finding optimal controls and design parameters. A model of the system dynamics was developed, and used to solve a combined trajectory and design optimization problem. The objectives of the optimization were to minimize tracking error relative to human joint motions, as well as energy use...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146922/molecular-definition-of-multiple-sites-of-antibody-inhibition-of-malaria-transmission-blocking-vaccine-antigen-pfs25
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Stephen W Scally, Brandon McLeod, Alexandre Bosch, Kazutoyo Miura, Qi Liang, Sean Carroll, Sini Reponen, Ngan Nguyen, Eldar Giladi, Sebastian Rämisch, Vidadi Yusibov, Allan Bradley, Franck Lemiale, William R Schief, Daniel Emerling, Paul Kellam, C Richter King, Jean-Philippe Julien
The Plasmodium falciparum Pfs25 protein (Pfs25) is a leading malaria transmission-blocking vaccine antigen. Pfs25 vaccination is intended to elicit antibodies that inhibit parasite development when ingested by Anopheles mosquitoes during blood meals. The Pfs25 three-dimensional structure has remained elusive, hampering a molecular understanding of its function and limiting immunogen design. We report six crystal structures of Pfs25 in complex with antibodies elicited by immunization via Pfs25 virus-like particles in human immunoglobulin loci transgenic mice...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146773/glyoxal-as-an-alternative-fixative-to-formaldehyde-in-immunostaining-and-super-resolution-microscopy
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Katharina N Richter, Natalia H Revelo, Katharina J Seitz, Martin S Helm, Deblina Sarkar, Rebecca S Saleeb, Elisa D'Este, Jessica Eberle, Eva Wagner, Christian Vogl, Diana F Lazaro, Frank Richter, Javier Coy-Vergara, Giovanna Coceano, Edward S Boyden, Rory R Duncan, Stefan W Hell, Marcel A Lauterbach, Stephan E Lehnart, Tobias Moser, Tiago Outeiro, Peter Rehling, Blanche Schwappach, Ilaria Testa, Bolek Zapiec, Silvio O Rizzoli
Paraformaldehyde (PFA) is the most commonly used fixative for immunostaining of cells, but has been associated with various problems, ranging from loss of antigenicity to changes in morphology during fixation. We show here that the small dialdehyde glyoxal can successfully replace PFA Despite being less toxic than PFA, and, as most aldehydes, likely usable as a fixative, glyoxal has not yet been systematically tried in modern fluorescence microscopy. Here, we tested and optimized glyoxal fixation and surprisingly found it to be more efficient than PFA-based protocols...
November 16, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146406/central-nervous-involvement-by-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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Dariusz Szczepanek, Ewa Wąsik-Szczepanek, Agnieszka Szymczyk, Małgorzata Wach, Maria Cioch, Monika Podhorecka, Ewelina Grywalska, Marek Hus
Inclusion of the central nervous system (CNS) in the course of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is rare. At the moment no risk factors or proven treatment methods are known. The disease is described both in its early phase and during its acceleration period, thus it has been suggested that there might be independent mechanisms influencing the development of this condition. As there are no unified diagnostic procedure algorithms each patient needs to be assessed individually. CLL can manifest mostly in elderly people, for whom a possibility of development of neurological disorders with their aetiology different from leukaemia, should also be taken into consideration...
November 1, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146284/supervised-learning-techniques-and-their-ability-to-classify-a-change-of-direction-task-strategy-using-kinematic-and-kinetic-features
#14
Chris Richter, Enda King, Eanna Falvey, Andrew Franklyn-Miller
This study examines the ability of commonly used supervised learning techniques to classify the execution of a maximum effort change of direction task into predefined movement pattern as well as the influence of fuzzy executions and the impact of selected features (e.g. peak knee flexion) towards classification accuracy. The experiment utilized kinematic and kinetic data from 323 male subjects with chronic athletic groin pain. All subjects undertook a biomechanical assessment and had been divided previously into 3 different movement strategies in an earlier paper...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145432/evaluating-the-intensity-of-fire-at-the-acheulian-site-of-gesher-benot-ya-aqov-spatial-and-thermoluminescence-analyses
#15
Nira Alperson-Afil, Daniel Richter, Naama Goren-Inbar
This manuscript presents an attempt to evaluate the intensity of fire through spatial patterning and thermoluminescence methodology. Previous studies of Layer II-6 Level 2 at the Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov suggested that hominins differentiated their activities across space, including multiple activities around a hearth reconstructed on the basis of the distribution of burned flint artifacts. A transect of ~4 m was extended from the center of the reconstructed hearth of Level 2 to its periphery in order to examine the intensity of fire...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143933/long-term-effectiveness-of-tocilizumab-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-stratified-by-number-of-previous-treatment-failures-with-biologic-agents-results-from-the-german-rabbit-cohort
#16
Lisa Baganz, Adrian Richter, Jörn Kekow, Arnold Bussmann, Andreas Krause, Carsten Stille, Joachim Listing, Angela Zink, Anja Strangfeld
In Germany, Tocilizumab (TCZ) is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis both in biologic-naïve patients and those with previous failures of biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs). The long-term effectiveness and retention rates of TCZ in patients with different numbers of prior bDMARD failures has rarely been investigated. We included 885 RA patients in the analyses, enrolled with the start of TCZ between 2009 and 2015 in the German biologics register RABBIT. Patients were stratified according to prior bDMARD failures: no prior bDMARD or 1, 2 or ≥ 3 bDMARD failures...
November 16, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142037/elevated-psychosocial-stress-at-work-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Jutta G Richter, Thomas Muth, Jian Li, Ralph Brinks, Gamal Chehab, Tobias Koch, Johannes Siegrist, Peter Angerer, Dörte Huscher, Matthias Schneider
OBJECTIVE: Psychosocial stress at work not only affects the healthy working population, but also workers with chronic diseases. We aimed to investigate the psychosocial work stress levels in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A cross-sectional study applied the Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) questionnaire - an internationally established instrument that measures work stress - to patients with SLE and RA who were capable of work and to a group of controls without these diseases...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138900/-intergenerational-mobility-and-health-inequalities-in-east-and-west-germany-a-trend-analysis-from-1992-to-2012
#18
Sebastian Günther, Irene Moor, Anja Knöchelmann, Matthias Richter
BACKGROUND: Social mobility processes, i. e. the movement of a person from one social position to another, are central mechanisms for explaining health inequalities. Social differences in health status or behaviour may also change with changes in social status. This article examines the importance of intergenerational mobility, i. e. the rise and fall of social status in relation to parental social position, for subjective health in East and West Germany and whether this relationship has changed over 20 years...
November 14, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138320/structural-basis-for-antibody-recognition-of-the-nanp-repeats-in-plasmodium-falciparum-circumsporozoite-protein
#19
David Oyen, Jonathan L Torres, Ulrike Wille-Reece, Christian F Ockenhouse, Daniel Emerling, Jacob Glanville, Wayne Volkmuth, Yevel Flores-Garcia, Fidel Zavala, Andrew B Ward, C Richter King, Ian A Wilson
Acquired resistance against antimalarial drugs has further increased the need for an effective malaria vaccine. The current leading candidate, RTS,S, is a recombinant circumsporozoite protein (CSP)-based vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum that contains 19 NANP repeats followed by a thrombospondin repeat domain. Although RTS,S has undergone extensive clinical testing and has progressed through phase III clinical trials, continued efforts are underway to enhance its efficacy and duration of protection. Here, we determined that two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs 311 and 317), isolated from a recent controlled human malaria infection trial exploring a delayed fractional dose, inhibit parasite development in vivo by at least 97%...
November 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136108/perturbation-of-gabaergic-synapses-at-the-axon-initial-segment-of-basolateral-amygdala-induces-trans-regional-metaplasticity-at-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex
#20
Rinki Saha, Kuldeep Shrivastava, Liang Jing, Rachel Schayek, Mouna Maroun, Martin Kriebel, Hansjürgen Volkmer, Gal Richter-Levin
GABAergic synapses in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) play an important role in fear memory generation. We have previously reported that reduction in GABAergic synapses innervating specifically at the axon initial segment (AIS) of principal neurons of BLA, by neurofascin (NF) knockdown, impairs fear extinction. BLA is bidirectionally connected with the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which is a key region involved in extinction of acquired fear memory. Here, we showed that reducing AIS GABAergic synapses within the BLA leads to impairment of synaptic plasticity in the BLA-mPFC pathway, as well as in the ventral subiculum (vSub)-mPFC pathway, which is independent of BLA involvement...
November 9, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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