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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731889/stent-thrombosis-with-bioabsorbable-polymer-drug-eluting-stents-insights-from-the-food-and-drug-administration-database
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Abdur R Khan, Avnish Tripathi, Talha A Farid, Bilal Abaid, Deepak L Bhatt, Jon R Resar, Michael P Flaherty
BACKGROUND: SYNERGY, a bioabsorbable polymer-based, everolimus-eluting stent (BP-DES), recently received regulatory approval in the USA for use in percutaneous coronary interventions. Yet, information on the safety of BP-DES in routine clinical practice is limited. Our aim was to compare the safety of the recently approved BP-DES with current durable polymer drug-eluting stents (DP-DES) by analyzing adverse events, namely, stent thrombosis (ST), reported to the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database...
July 20, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730769/downregulation-and-subcellular-distribution-of-her2-involved-in-mda-mb-453-breast-cancer-cell-apoptosis-induced-by-lapatinib-celastrol-combination
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Yan-Yan Yan, Hong Bi, Wei Zhang, Qing Wen, Hong Liu, Jin-Xia Li, Hui-Zhi Zhang, Yan-Xia Zhang, Jia-Shan Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect and related molecular mechanisms of lapatinib/celastrol combination or single-agent treatment in HER2/neu-overexpressing MDA-MB-453 breast cancer cells. METHODS: The effects of treatment with lapatinib, celastrol or their combination on cell growth were determined using MTT assay. Drug synergy was determined using the combination index (CI) methods derived from Chou-Talalay equations using CalcuSyn software. Apoptotic morphology was observed by fluorescence microscope with Hoechst 33258 staining...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724415/identification-and-characterization-of-the-antiplasmodial-activity-of-hsp90-inhibitors
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Claribel Murillo-Solano, Chunmin Dong, Cecilia G Sanchez, Juan C Pizarro
BACKGROUND: The recent reduction in mortality due to malaria is being threatened by the appearance of Plasmodium falciparum parasites that are resistant to artemisinin in Southeast Asia. To limit the impact of resistant parasites and their spread across the world, there is a need to validate anti-malarial drug targets and identify new leads that will serve as foundations for future drug development programmes targeting malaria. Towards that end, the antiplasmodial potential of several Hsp90 inhibitors was characterized...
July 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722356/hansen-solubility-parameters-for-assay-method-optimization-of-simvastatin-ramipril-atenolol-hydrochlorothiazide-and-aspirin-in-human-plasma-using-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Murali Mohan Reddy Devalapalli, Hanumanth Srikanth Cheruvu, Thejaswi Yertha, Vijaya Bhaskar Veeravalli, Sunitha Sampathi, Savithri Shivakumar
A simple, specific, sensitive validated method was developed using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization of human plasma for the simultaneous estimation of drugs (simvastatin, ramipril, atenolol, hydrochlorothiazide and aspirin) of Polycap(TM) capsule used in cardiovascular therapy. The interaction of these actives including internal standards between the stationary and mobile phase were investigated using Hansen solubility parameters. Chromatographic separation was performed on Phenomenex Synergi Polar-RP (30 × 2 mm, 4 μm) column with a gradient mobile phase composition of acetonitrile and 5 mM ammonium formate for positive mode and 0...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721456/antiangiogenic-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-colorectal-cancer-is-there-a-path-to-making-them-more-effective
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REVIEW
Thomas B Karasic, Mark A Rosen, Peter J O'Dwyer
Antiangiogenic therapy has a proven survival benefit in metastatic colorectal cancer. Inhibition of the VEGF pathway using a variety of extracellular antibody approaches has clear benefit in combination with chemotherapy, while intracellular blockade using tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as sorafenib and regorafenib has had more limited success. Pharmacodynamic modeling using modalities such as DCE-MRI indicates potent antiangiogenic effects of these TKIs, yet numerous combination therapies, primarily with chemotherapy, have failed to demonstrate an additive benefit...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719179/inhibition-of-human-class-i-vs-class-iii-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinases
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Matthew Hassett, Anna Sternberg, Paul David Roepe
Most investigations of phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase (PI3K) drug inhibition have been via assays based on ADP appearance or ATP consumption (e.g. Liu, Q. et al. (2011) J. Med. Chem. 54, 1473-1480). However, at least some PI3K isoforms show basal ATPase activity in the absence of PI lipid substrate(s), which may complicate quantification of drug potency, isoform specificity of some drugs, and synergy for drug combinations. In this study, we probe the class I vs class III isoform specificity of a selected set of phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors using a simple, inexpensive, semi high-throughput assay that quantifies production of phosphatidylinositol 3'-phosphate (PI3P) from phosphatidylinositol (PI)...
July 18, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716360/comparison-of-synergism-between-colistin-fosfomycin-and-tigecycline-against-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-or-with-carbapenem-resistance
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Yee-Huang Ku, Chi-Chung Chen, Mei-Feng Lee, Yin-Ching Chuang, Hung-Jen Tang, Wen-Liang Yu
PURPOSE: To investigate the synergistic and bactericidal effects of antimicrobial combinations of any two of colistin, fosfomycin and tigecycline against the nine extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) clinical isolates, including 4 carbapenem-susceptible strains and five imipenem and/or meropenem-resistant strains. METHODS: In vitro synergism and bactericidal activity of combination of colistin, fosfomycin and tigecycline were evaluated by time-kill studies in standard inoculum of bacterial densities of a suspension containing 5 × 10(5) CFU/mL by using 1/2× MIC for each alone, and both 1/2× and 1/4× MIC for any two drugs...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714894/carbonic-anhydrase-from-porphyromonas-gingivalis-as-a-drug-target
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REVIEW
Claudiu T Supuran, Clemente Capasso
Periodontitis originates from a microbial synergy causing the development of a mouth microbial imbalance (dysbiosis), consisting of a microbial community composed of anaerobic bacteria. Most studies concerning the treatment of periodontitis have primarily take into account the Gram-negative bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis, because it is a prominent component of the oral microbiome and a successful colonizer of the oral epithelium. Here, we focus our attention on the study of the carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC 4...
July 15, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710520/psychostimulants-and-forced-swim-stress-interaction-how-activation-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-and-stress-induced-hyperglycemia-are-affected
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Humberto Gagliano, Juan Antonio Ortega-Sanchez, Roser Nadal, Antonio Armario
RATIONALE: We recently reported that simultaneous exposure to amphetamine and various stressors resulted in reduced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and glycemic responses to the stressors. Since this is a new and relevant phenomenon, we wanted to further explore this interaction. OBJECTIVES: This study aims (i) to characterize the effect of various doses of amphetamine on the physiological response to a predominantly emotional stressor (forced swim) when the drug was given immediately before stress; (ii) to study if an interaction appears when the drug was given 30 min or 7 days before swim; and (iii) to know whether cocaine causes similar effects when given just before stress...
July 14, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709374/nanoparticles-as-efflux-pump-and-biofilm-inhibitor-to-rejuvenate-bactericidal-effect-of-conventional-antibiotics
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REVIEW
Divya Gupta, Ajeet Singh, Asad U Khan
The universal problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotic reflects a serious threat for physicians to control infections. Evolution in bacteria results in the development of various complex resistance mechanisms to neutralize the bactericidal effect of antibiotics, like drug amelioration, target modification, membrane permeability reduction, and drug extrusion through efflux pumps. Efflux pumps acquire a wide range of substrate specificity and also the tremendous efficacy for drug molecule extrusion outside bacterial cells...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708458/effectiveness-of-a-double-carbapenem-regimen-in-a-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
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Nuria Piedra-Carrasco, Lucia Miguel, Anna Fàbrega, Belén Viñado, David Campany, Alba Mir, María Laura Fox, Benito Almirante, Nieves Larrosa, Isabel Ruiz-Camps, Juan José González-López
The progressive increase of infections produced by extensively drug-resistant carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (XDR-CPKP) represents an important threat to public health. Unfortunately, optimal therapeutic options are scarce. Retrospective studies have recommended combined therapy with more than one antibiotic and, more recently, a double-carbapenem regimen has been reported to be an effective alternative therapy. Here, we describe an episode of sepsis in an immunocompromised patient after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, caused by an XDR-CPKP...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706513/bacteriocin-antimicrobial-synergy-a-medical-and-food-perspective
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REVIEW
Harsh Mathur, Des Field, Mary C Rea, Paul D Cotter, Colin Hill, R Paul Ross
The continuing emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens has sparked an interest in seeking alternative therapeutic options. Antimicrobial combinatorial therapy is one such avenue. A number of studies have been conducted, involving combinations of bacteriocins with other antimicrobials, to circumvent the development of antimicrobial resistance and/or increase antimicrobial potency. Such bacteriocin-antimicrobial combinations could have tremendous value, in terms of reducing the likelihood of resistance development due to the involvement of two distinct mechanisms of antimicrobial action...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706386/alarming-emergence-molecular-characterization-and-outcome-of-blandm-1-in-patients-infected-with-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Huma Naim, Meher Rizvi, Mohd Azam, Richa Gupta, Neelam Taneja, Indu Shukla, Haris M Khan
INTRODUCTION: This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of metallo-beta-lactamases (MBLs) in general and blaNDM-1 in particular. It also aimed at evaluating clinical characteristics and outcome in patients infected with MBLs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 116 carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (CRGNB) were evaluated in the study. These CRGNB were tested for MBL production both phenotypically for MBLs and genotypically for blaNDM-1 gene by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705770/in%C3%A2-vitro-activity-of-aminoglycosides-clofazimine-d-cycloserine-and-dapsone-against-83-mycobacterium-avium-complex-clinical-isolates
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Chen-Cheng Huang, Ming-Feng Wu, Hui-Chen Chen, Wei-Chang Huang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Treatment success rates for Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) diseases range from 50% to 55% only. To explore effective antimicrobials against either Mycobacteriumintracellulare or M. avium, we determined in vitro activities of five aminoglycosides, clofazimine, dapsone and d-cycloserine compared with primary (clarithromycin) and secondary (moxifloxacin and linezolid) antimycobacterial agents. METHODS: 83 non-duplicate clinical MAC isolates were collected from sputum and identified at the species level by PCR and restriction enzyme analysis of the 65 kDa hsp and rpoB genes...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704821/application-of-the-drugevar-database-in-cancer-genomics-and-pharmacogenomics
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Konstantinos Sarris, Angeliki Komianou, George P Patrinos, Theodora Katsila
In the post-genomic era, there is an increasing and urgent need for managing and visualizing big data. Data complexity and size will turn information growth into knowledge growth only if presented in a comprehensive and user-friendly way. In such a context, the information technology community collaborates in a multidisciplinary manner with other scientific fields searching for and/or developing tools and services for data management and visualization. We have previously developed DruGeVar, a comprehensive database that triangulates drugs with genes and pharmacogenomic biomarkers to serve clinical pharmacogenomics...
July 14, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704651/synergy-between-the-host-immune-system-and-bacteriophage-is-essential-for-successful-phage-therapy-against-an-acute-respiratory-pathogen
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Dwayne R Roach, Chung Yin Leung, Marine Henry, Eric Morello, Devika Singh, James P Di Santo, Joshua S Weitz, Laurent Debarbieux
The rise of multi-drug-resistant (MDR) bacteria has spurred renewed interest in the use of bacteriophages in therapy. However, mechanisms contributing to phage-mediated bacterial clearance in an animal host remain unclear. We investigated the effects of host immunity on the efficacy of phage therapy for acute pneumonia caused by MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a mouse model. Comparing efficacies of phage-curative and prophylactic treatments in healthy immunocompetent, MyD88-deficient, lymphocyte-deficient, and neutrophil-depleted murine hosts revealed that neutrophil-phage synergy is essential for the resolution of pneumonia...
July 12, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699872/in-vitro-synergistic-effects-of-a-short-cationic-peptide-and-clinically-used-antibiotics-against-drug-resistant-isolates-of-brucella-melitensis
#17
Zohreh Mohammadi Azad, Hoda Moravej, Mahdi Fasihi-Ramandi, Faramarz Masjedian, Raziyeh Nazari, Reza Mirnejad, Mehrdad Moosazadeh Moghaddam
PURPOSE: In the last few decades, increasing microbial resistance to common antibiotics has attracted researchers' attention to the development of new classes of antibiotics such as antimicrobial peptides. Accordingly, the aim of the current study was to evaluate antimicrobial effects of the CM11 peptide alone and combined with common antibiotics against drug-resistant isolates of Brucella melitensis. METHODOLOGY: A total of 50 pathogenic samples of B. melitensis were isolated from patients and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern was evaluated by E-test...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699525/hybrid-materials-and-nanocomposites-as-multifunctional-biomaterials
#18
Heveline D M Follmann, Alliny F Naves, Rafael A Araujo, Viktor Dubovoy, Xiaoxi Huang, Tewodros Asefa, Rafael Silva, Osvaldo N Oliveira
This review article provides an overview of hybrid and nanocomposite materials used as biomaterials in nanomedicine, focusing on applications in controlled drug delivery, tissue engineering, biosensors and theranostic systems. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of tuning the properties of nanocomposites, which can be achieved by choosing appropriate synthetic methods and seeking synergy among different types of materials, particularly exploiting their nanoscale nature. The challenges in fabrication for the nanocomposites are highlighted by classifying them as those comprising solely inorganic phases (inorganic/inorganic hybrids), organic phases (organic/organic hybrids) and both types of phases (organic/inorganic hybrids)...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699494/the-small-molecules-targeting-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-for-cancer-therapy
#19
Nannan Ao, Qianping Chen, Geng Liu
The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is responsible for the degradation of majority of the intracellular proteins. The fundamental importance of UPS was highlighted when Rose, Hershko, and Ciechanover were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The alterations in this process have been shown to contribute to the cancer progression. Therefore, pharmacological targeting of the UPS can potentially provide chemotherapeutics for the treatment of tumours. The application of bortezomib proved that interfering with UPS activity could be very effective against haematological malignancies...
July 10, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698674/insight-into-synergetic-mechanisms-of-tetracycline-and-the-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-sertraline-in-a-tetracycline-resistant-strain-of-escherichia-coli
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Lili Li, Sofie Kromann, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Søren Wedel Svenningsen, Rikke Heidemann Olsen
Sertraline, an antidepressive drug, has been reported to inhibit general bacterial efflux pumps. In the present study, we report for the first time a synergistic effect of sertraline and tetracycline in a TetA-encoded tetracycline-resistant strain of Escherichia coli. Synergy between sertraline and tetracycline in an E. coli strain with TetA-mediated tetracycline resistance (E. coli APEC_O2) was assessed by the MIC and checkerboard assays. The global transcriptome of E. coli APEC_O2 exposed to ½ MIC concentrations of sertraline and/or tetracycline was analyzed to elucidate the interaction mechanism between sertraline and tetracycline...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
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