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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820622/latent-growth-curve-modeling-of-non-injection-drug-use-and-condomless-sexual-behavior-from-ages-18-to-21-in-gay-bisexual-and-other-ymsm-the-p18-cohort-study
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Perry N Halkitis, Kristen Bub, Christopher B Stults, Francesca C Bates, Farzana Kapadia
BACKGROUND: HIV/AIDS continues to be a health disparity faced by sexual minority men, and is exacerbated by non-injection drug use. OBJECTIVES: We sought to delineate growth in non-injection drug use and condomless sex in a sample of racially and economically diverse of gay, bisexual, and other young men who have sex with men (YMSM) as they emerged into adulthood between the ages of 18 and 21 and who came of age in the post-HAART era. METHODS: Behavioral data on drug use and condomless sex, collected via a calendar based technique over 7 waves of a cohort study of 600 YMSM, were analyzed using latent growth curve modeling to document patterns of growth in these behaviors, their associations, and the extent to which patterns and associations are moderated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status...
August 18, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816643/pharmacometabolomics-informs-quantitative-radiomics-for-glioblastoma-diagnostic-innovation
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Theodora Katsila, Minos-Timotheos Matsoukas, George P Patrinos, Dimitrios Kardamakis
Applications of omics systems biology technologies have enormous promise for radiology and diagnostics in surgical fields. In this context, the emerging fields of radiomics (a systems scale approach to radiology using a host of technologies, including omics) and pharmacometabolomics (use of metabolomics for patient and disease stratification and guiding precision medicine) offer much synergy for diagnostic innovation in surgery, particularly in neurosurgery. This synthesis of omics fields and applications is timely because diagnostic accuracy in central nervous system tumors still challenges decision-making...
August 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816372/in-vitro-antitubercular-activity-of-3-deoxysappanchalcone-isolated-from-the-heartwood-of-caesalpinia-sappan-linn
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Hoonhee Seo, Sukyung Kim, Hafij Al Mahmud, Md Imtiazul Islam, Kung-Woo Nam, Byung-Eui Lee, Hanna Lee, Myoung-Lae Cho, Heung-Mook Shin, Ho-Yeon Song
Responsible for nearly 1.5 million deaths every year, the infectious disease tuberculosis remains one of the most serious challenges to global health. The emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and, more recently, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis poses a significant threat in our effort to control this epidemic. New drugs are urgently needed to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. To achieve this goal, we screened approximately 500 species of medicinal plant methanol extracts and their solvent partitioned fractions for potential inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth...
August 17, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813419/vaccine-driven-pharmacodynamic-dissection-and-mitigation-of-fenethylline-psychoactivity
#4
Cody J Wenthur, Bin Zhou, Kim D Janda
Fenethylline, also known by the trade name Captagon, is a synthetic psychoactive stimulant that has recently been linked to a substance-use disorder and 'pharmacoterrorism' in the Middle East. Although fenethylline shares a common phenethylamine core with other amphetamine-type stimulants, it also incorporates a covalently linked xanthine moiety into its parent structure. These independently active pharmacophores are liberated during metabolism, resulting in the release of a structurally diverse chemical mixture into the central nervous system...
August 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807908/activity-of-the-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitor-ln-1-255-against-carbapenem-hydrolyzing-class-d-%C3%AE-lactamases-from-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Juan Carlos Vázquez-Ucha, María Maneiro, Marta Martínez-Guitián, John Buynak, Christopher R Bethel, Robert A Bonomo, Germán Bou, Margarita Poza, Concepción González-Bello, Alejandro Beceiro
The number of infections caused by Gram-negative pathogens carrying carbapenemases is increasing, and the group of carbapenem-hydrolyzing class D β-lactamases (CHDLs) is especially problematic. Several clinically important CHDLs have been identified in A. baumannii, including OXA-23, OXA-24/40, OXA-58, OXA-143, OXA-235, and the chromosomally encoded OXA-51. The selection and dissemination of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii strains constitutes a serious global threat. Carbapenems have been successfully utilized as last resort antibiotics for the treatment of multi-drug-resistant A...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801276/transferability-of-antimicrobial-resistance-from-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-cattle-in-the-united-states-to-escherichia-coli-and-salmonella-newport-recipients
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T L Poole, T R Callaway, K N Norman, H M Scott, G H Loneragan, S A Ison, R C Beier, D M Harhay, B Norby, D J Nisbet
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate conjugative transfer of cephalosporin resistance among (n=100) strains of multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli (MDRE) to Salmonella Newport and E. coli DH5α recipients. METHODS: Phenotypic and genotypic profiles were determined for MDRE, Salmonella Newport (trSN) and E. coli DH5α (trDH) transconjugants. RESULTS: Twenty-seven percent (n=26) and 28% (n=27) of (n=95) MDR E. coli donor isolates transferred resistance to trSN and trDH recipient isolates, respectively...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799445/molecular-efficacy-of-radio-and-chemotherapy-sequences-from-direct-dna-damages-measurements
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Yanfang Dong, Yunfeng Chen, Limei Zhou, Yu Shao, Xianzhi Fu, Yi Zheng
PURPOSE: To investigate the molecular aspects of the synergy of between ionizing radiation and platinum (Pt) chemotherapeutic agents in cancer treatment with chemoradiation therapy (CRT), by measuring damages induced by low-energy electrons (LEE) to DNA bound to cisplatin. LEE are produced abundantly by any types of ionizing radiation and cisplatin represents a typical Pt-chemotherapeutic agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our strategy involves two parallel administrations of cisplatin and irradiation with a 4...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797882/repurposing-antipsychotic-drugs-into-antifungal-agents-synergistic-combinations-of-azoles-and-bromperidol-derivatives-in-the-treatment-of-various-fungal-infections
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Selina Y L Holbrook, Atefeh Garzan, Emily K Dennis, Sanjib K Shrestha, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova
As the number of hospitalized and immunocompromised patients continues to rise, invasive fungal infections, such as invasive candidiasis and aspergillosis, threaten the life of millions of patients every year. The azole antifungals are currently the most prescribed drugs clinically that display broad-spectrum antifungal activity and excellent oral bioavailability. Yet, the azole antifungals have their own limitations and are unable to meet the challenges associated with increasing fungal infections and the accompanied development of resistance against azoles...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782713/in-vitro-activity-of-alpha-viniferin-isolated-from-the-roots-of-carex-humilis-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#9
Hoonhee Seo, Mijung Kim, Sukyung Kim, Hafij Al Mahmud, Md Imtiazul Islam, Kung-Woo Nam, Myoung-Lae Cho, Hyun-Sook Kwon, Ho-Yeon Song
This study explores the antitubercular activity of α-viniferin, a bioactive phytochemical compound obtained from Carex humilis. α-Viniferin was active against both drug-susceptible and -resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at MIC50s of 4.6 μM in culture broth medium and MIC50s of 2.3-4.6 μM inside macrophages and pneumocytes. In combination with streptomycin and ethambutol, α-viniferin exhibited an additive effect and partial synergy, respectively, against M. tuberculosis H37Rv. α-Viniferin also did not show cytotoxicity in any of the cell lines tested up to a concentration of 147 μM, which gives this compound a selectivity index of >32...
August 4, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780353/ultra-microsecond-pulsed-curcumin-for-effective-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Lakshya Mittal, Vishak Raman, Ignacio G Camarillo, Raji Sundararajan
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is difficult to treat due to lack of the three receptors, commonly used for treating breast cancers. Current standard of cure is either ineffective or refractive to many patients. Thus, there is a critical need for alternate, affordable therapies for TNBC cancers. Towards this, electrical pulse-mediated chemotherapy, known as electrochemotherapy is a viable option, because it uses the synergy of electrical pulses and the anticancer properties of chemo drug. Considering the cost and the harsh side effects of various commonly administered chemo drugs, in this study, low cost, yet effective, natural phytochemical curcumin is studied for its anticancer effect on MDA-MB-231, TNBC cells...
August 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774417/treatment-of-hepatitis-b-virus-with-combination-therapy-now-and-in-the-future
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REVIEW
Joel S Emery, Jordan J Feld
Chronic Hepatitis B continues as a significant public health problem despite the availability of safe and effective antivirals and a highly effective protective vaccine. Current therapy, however rarely leads to cure and lifelong therapy is often required, contributing to poor uptake and ongoing morbidity. New insights into the hepatitis B viral life cycle and the host immune response have expanded the potential targets for drug therapies with interesting antiviral candidates and novel immunotherapeutic approaches in early stage development...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771739/endostatin-sensitizes-p53-deficient-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-to-genotoxic-chemotherapy-by-targeting-dna-pkcs
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Lin Jia, Xin-An Lu, Guanghua Liu, Shan Wang, Min Xu, Yang Tian, Shaosen Zhang, Yan Fu, Yongzhang Luo
Endostatin was discovered as an endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor with broad-spectrum antitumor activities. Although clinical efficacy was observed when combining endostatin with standard chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as well as other cancer types, the specific mechanisms underlying the benefit of endostatin are not completely understood. Extensive investigations suggest that endostatin is a multifunctional protein possessing more than anti-angiogenic activity. Here, we identified that endostatin exerts a direct chemosensitizing effect on p53-deficient tumor cells...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766033/antifungal-mechanism-of-the-combination-of-cinnamomum-verum-and-pelargonium-graveolens-essential-oils-with-fluconazole-against-pathogenic-candida-strains
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Rym Essid, Majdi Hammami, Dorra Gharbi, Ines Karkouch, Thouraya Ben Hamouda, Salem Elkahoui, Ferid Limam, Olfa Tabbene
The present study aimed to investigate the anti-Candida activity of ten essential oils (EOs) and to evaluate their potential synergism with conventional drugs. The effect on secreted aspartic protease (SAP) activity and the mechanism of action were also explored. The antifungal properties of essential oils were investigated using standard micro-broth dilution assay. Only Cinnamomum verum, Thymus capitatus, Syzygium aromaticum, and Pelargonium graveolens exhibited a broad spectrum of activity against a variety of pathogenic Candida strains...
August 1, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760902/mycobacterium-abscessus-l-d-transpeptidases-are-susceptible-to-inactivation-by-carbapenems-and-cephalosporins-but-not-penicillins
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Pankaj Kumar, Varsha Chauhan, José Rogério A Silva, Jerônimo Lameira, Felipe d'Andrea, Shaogang Li, Stephan L Ginell, Joel S Freundlich, Cláudio Nahum Alves, Scott Bailey, Keira A Cohen, Gyanu Lamichhane
As a growing number of clinical isolates of Mycobacterium abscessus are resistant to most antibiotics, new treatment options that are effective against these drug-resistant strains are desperately needed. The majority of the linkages in the cell wall peptidoglycan of M. abscessus are synthesized by non-classical transpeptidases, namely the L,D-transpeptidases. Emerging evidence suggests that these enzymes represent a new molecular vulnerability in this pathogen. Recent studies have demonstrated that inhibition of these enzymes by the carbapenem class of β-lactams determines their activity against M...
July 31, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751550/novel-targeted-therapies-for-cancer-cachexia
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REVIEW
Josep M Argilés, Francisco Javier López-Soriano, Britta Stemmler, Sílvia Busquets
Anorexia and metabolic alterations are the main components of the cachectic syndrome. Glucose intolerance, fat depletion, muscle protein catabolism and other alterations are involved in the development of cancer cachexia, a multi-organ syndrome. Nutritional approach strategies are not satisfactory in reversing the cachectic syndrome. The aim of the present review is to deal with the recent therapeutic targeted approaches that have been designed to fight and counteract wasting in cancer patients. Indeed, some promising targeted therapeutic approaches include ghrelin agonists, selective androgen receptor agonists, β-blockers and antimyostatin peptides...
July 27, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750681/drug-induced-amino-acid-deprivation-as-strategy-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Marcus Kwong Lam Fung, Godfrey Chi-Fung Chan
Cancer is caused by uncontrollable growth of neoplastic cells, leading to invasion of adjacent and distant tissues resulting in death. Cancer cells have specific nutrient(s) auxotrophy and have a much higher nutrient demand compared to normal tissues. Therefore, different metabolic inhibitors or nutrient-depleting enzymes have been tested for their anti-cancer activities. We review recent available laboratory and clinical data on using various specific amino acid metabolic pathways inhibitors in treating cancers...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750570/identification-of-potential-ibrutinib-combinations-in-hematological-malignancies-using-a-combination-high-throughput-screen
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Michael Schaffer, Shalini Chaturvedi, Cuc Davis, Regina Aquino, Emily Stepanchick, Matthias Versele, Yang Liu, Jennifer Yang, Rongzhen Lu, Sriram Balasubramanian
Matrix high-throughput screening (HTS) methods are increasingly employed to rapidly define potential therapeutic drug combinations. We used combination HTS to identify compounds showing synergistic anti-proliferative activity with ibrutinib, an irreversible, small-molecule inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase. The goal was to identify ibrutinib combinations with maximum synergistic effects in heme malignancy lines, particularly in non-Hodgkin lymphoma including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Growth inhibition (GI) was used to measure cell viability; synergy scores characterized strength of synergistic interaction...
July 28, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750162/drug-specificity-synergy-and-antagonism-in-ultrahigh-capacity-poly-2-oxazoline-poly-2-oxazine-based-formulations
#18
Michael M Lübtow, Lukas Hahn, Malik Salman Haider, Robert Luxenhofer
Polymer micelles offer the possibility to create a nanoscopic environment that is distinct from the bulk phase. They find applications in catalysis, drug delivery, cleaning, etc. Often, one simply distinguishes between hydrophilic and hydrophobic, but fine-tuning of the microenvironment is possible by adjusting the structure of the polymer amphiphile. Here, we investigated a small library of structurally similar amphiphiles based on poly(2-oxazoline)s and poly(2-oxazine)s with respect to their solubilization capacity for two extremely water insoluble drugs, curcumin and paclitaxel...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747538/complexing-agents-and-ph-influence-on-chemical-durability-of-type-i-molded-glass-containers
#19
Alberto Biavati, Michele Poncini, Arianna Ferrarini, Nicola Favaro, Martina Scarpa, Marta Vallotto
Among the factors that affect the glass surface chemical durability, pH and complexing agents present in aqueous solution have the main role. Glass surface attack can be also related to the delamination issue causing glass particles' appearance in the pharmaceutical preparation. A few methods to check for glass containers delamination propensity and some control guidelines have been proposed. The present study emphasizes the possible synergy between a few complexing agents with pH on borosilicate glass chemical durability...
July 2017: PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747513/repression-of-bet-activity-sensitizes-homologous-recombination-proficient-cancers-to-parp-inhibition
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Lu Yang, Youyou Zhang, Weiwei Shan, Zhongyi Hu, Jiao Yuan, Jingjiang Pi, Yueying Wang, Lingling Fan, Zhaoqing Tang, Chunsheng Li, Xiaowen Hu, Janos L Tanyi, Yi Fan, Qihong Huang, Kathleen Montone, Chi V Dang, Lin Zhang
Strategies to enhance response to poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase inhibitor (PARPi) in primary and acquired homologous recombination (HR)-proficient tumors would be a major advance in cancer care. We used a drug synergy screen that combined a PARPi, olaparib, with 20 well-characterized epigenetic drugs and identified bromodomain and extraterminal domain inhibitors (BETis; JQ1, I-BET762, and OTX015) as drugs that acted synergistically with olaparib in HR-proficient cancer cells. Functional assays demonstrated that repressed BET activity reduces HR and thus enhances PARPi-induced DNA damage in cancer cells...
July 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
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