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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100832/reporter-gene-imaging-of-targeted-t-cell-immunotherapy-in-recurrent-glioma
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Khun Visith Keu, Timothy H Witney, Shahriar Yaghoubi, Jarrett Rosenberg, Anita Kurien, Rachel Magnusson, John Williams, Frezghi Habte, Jamie R Wagner, Stephen Forman, Christine Brown, Martin Allen-Auerbach, Johannes Czernin, Winson Tang, Michael C Jensen, Behnam Badie, Sanjiv S Gambhir
High-grade gliomas are aggressive cancers that often become rapidly fatal. Immunotherapy using CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), engineered to express both herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV1-TK) and interleukin-13 (IL-13) zetakine chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), is a treatment strategy with considerable potential. To optimize this and related immunotherapies, it would be helpful to monitor CTL viability and trafficking to glioma cells. We show that noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 9-[4-[(18)F]fluoro-3-(hydroxymethyl)butyl]guanine ([(18)F]FHBG) can track HSV1-tk reporter gene expression present in CAR-engineered CTLs...
January 18, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099405/insights-in-transplanting-complex-paediatric-renal-recipients-with-vascular-anomalies
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Pankaj Chandak, Nicos Kessaris, Chris J Callaghan, Francis Calder, Jelena Stojanovic, Jonathon Olsburgh, Martin Drage, Helen Hume-Smith, Zubir Ahmed, Anna Adamusiak, Derek Roebuck, Colin Forman, Stephen D Marks, Nizam Mamode
BACKGROUND: Children with end-stage kidney disease may have co-existing iatrogenic or congenital vascular anomalies making transplantation difficult. We describe our approach in 5 recipients with vascular anomalies and significant co-morbidities, including one case of blood group incompatibility. METHODS: Five children aged 3 - 17 (median 7) years, weighing 14 - 34 (median 18) kg of whom 4 had occluded inferior vena cava or iliac veins and 2 had previous complex vascular reconstructions prior to transplantation for mid-aortic syndrome and multiple aortic aneurysms, respectively underwent renal transplantation...
January 17, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094567/a-vulnerable-age-for-the-introduction-of-solid-foods-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Jeremy M Schraw, Michael E Scheurer, Michele R Forman
BACKGROUND: There is little research concerning infant formula or the age at introduction to solid foods and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The purpose of this case-control study was to estimate the association of age at introduction of solids and pediatric ALL. METHODS: 171 ALL cases aged 0-14 years were recruited at Texas Children's Cancer Center and matched on sex, age, and ethnicity to 342 population-based controls. Data were collected on infant feeding and known risk factors for ALL...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090341/small-weight-gains-during-obesity-treatment-normative-or-cause-for-concern
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Leah M Schumacher, Monika Gaspar, Jocelyn E Remmert, Fengqing Zhang, Evan M Forman, Meghan L Butryn
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study are to characterize the frequency and size of small weight gains during behavioural weight loss treatment and to evaluate the relationship between small weight gains and weight loss outcomes. METHODS: Participants (n = 281) in a year-long behavioural weight loss programme were weighed at treatment sessions, and between-session weight gains were classified into several categories based on size. The occurrence of different gain magnitudes and their relation to weight loss were examined during both the active weight loss (months 1-6) and weight loss maintenance (months 7-12) phases of treatment...
December 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089572/morphology-matters-are-all-euploid-blastocyst-created-equal
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EDITORIAL
Eric J Forman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089359/transient-and-long-time-kinetic-responses-of-the-cadaveric-leg-during-internal-and-external-foot-rotation
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Alexander R Mait, Adwait Mane, Jason L Forman, John Paul Donlon, Bingbing Nie, Richard W Kent
The purpose of this study was to determine the long-time and transient characteristics of the moment generated by external (ER) and internal (IR) rotation of the calcaneus with respect to the tibia. Two human cadaver legs were disarticulated at the knee joint while maintaining the connective tissue between the tibia and fibula. An axial rotation of 21° was applied to the proximal tibia to generate either ER or IR while the fibula was unconstrained and the calcaneus was permitted to translate in the transverse plane...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088329/introduction-for-the-special-issue-on-the-chemistry-of-redox-signaling
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EDITORIAL
Henry Jay Forman, Willem H Koppenol
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087456/phase-i-trial-of-total-marrow-and-lymphoid-irradiation-transplant-conditioning-in-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-acute-leukemia
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Anthony Stein, Joycelynne Palmer, Ni-Chun Tsai, Monzr M Al Malki, Ibrahim Aldoss, Haris Ali, Ahmed Aribi, Len Farol, Chatchada Karanes, Samer Khaled, An Liu, Margaret O'Donnell, Pablo Parker, Anna Pawlowska, Vinod Pullarkat, Eric Radany, Joseph Rosenthal, Firoozeh Sahebi, Amandeep Salhotra, James F Sanchez, Tim Schultheiss, Ricardo Spielberger, Sandra H Thomas, David Snyder, Ryotaro Nakamura, Guido Marcucci, Stephen J Forman, Jeffrey Wong
Current conditioning regimens provide insufficient disease control in relapsed/refractory acute leukemia (AL) patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) with active disease. Intensification of chemotherapy and/or total body irradiation (TBI) is not feasible because of excessive toxicity. Total marrow and lymphoid irradiation (TMLI) allows for precise delivery and increased intensity treatment via sculpting radiation to sites with high disease burden or high risk for disease involvement, while sparing normal tissue...
January 10, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077419/effect-of-vitamin-d-on-endothelial-function-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Lea Borgi, Ciaran McMullan, Ann Wohlhueter, Gary C Curhan, Naomi D Fisher, John P Forman
BACKGROUND: In nonhypertensive individuals, lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) have been associated with an increased risk of hypertension, and vitamin D deficiency has been associated with endothelial dysfunction in such individuals. However, the effect of vitamin D supplementation on endothelial dysfunction in nonhypertensive individuals has not been examined in a rigorous fashion. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of nonhypertensive, nondiabetic overweight, or obese individuals with vitamin D deficiency (body mass index ≥25 and 25[OH]D ≤ 20 ng/ml), we assigned subjects to receive either ergocalciferol (50,000 units) or matching placebo, once a week for 8 weeks...
February 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068180/clonal-hematopoiesis-associated-with-adverse-outcomes-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-lymphoma
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Christopher J Gibson, R Coleman Lindsley, Vatche Tchekmedyian, Brenton G Mar, Jiantao Shi, Siddhartha Jaiswal, Alysia Bosworth, Liton Francisco, Jianbo He, Anita Bansal, Elizabeth A Morgan, Ann S Lacasce, Arnold S Freedman, David C Fisher, Eric Jacobsen, Philippe Armand, Edwin P Alyea, John Koreth, Vincent Ho, Robert J Soiffer, Joseph H Antin, Jerome Ritz, Sarah Nikiforow, Stephen J Forman, Franziska Michor, Donna Neuberg, Ravi Bhatia, Smita Bhatia, Benjamin L Ebert
Purpose Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) is an age-related condition characterized by somatic mutations in the blood of otherwise healthy adults. We hypothesized that in patients undergoing autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) for lymphoma, CHIP at the time of ASCT would be associated with an increased risk of myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia, collectively termed therapy-related myeloid neoplasm (TMN), and other adverse outcomes. Methods We performed whole-exome sequencing on pre- and post-ASCT samples from 12 patients who developed TMN after autologous transplantation for Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma and targeted sequencing on cryopreserved aliquots of autologous stem-cell products from 401 patients who underwent ASCT for non-Hodgkin lymphoma between 2003 and 2010...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065839/cardiovascular-function-in-long-term-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-survivors
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Saro H Armenian, David Horak, Jessica M Scott, George Mills, Aida Siyahian, Jennifer Berano Teh, Pamela S Douglas, Stephen J Forman, Smita Bhatia, Lee W Jones
Peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak), as measured by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), is a powerful independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality in a broad range of populations. We assessed the safety and feasibility of CPET in aging long-term HCT survivors, a population at high risk for premature-onset of CVD. Next we examined how organ-specific impairments (e.g. cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic) impact VO2peak after HCT. Twenty consecutive HCT survivors underwent a comprehensive assessment of cardiopulmonary health that included CPET, echocardiography with strain, pulmonary function testing, six-minute walk test, and timed-up and go...
January 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062215/next-generation-sequencing-in-adult-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients
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Olga Sala Torra, Megan Othus, David W Williamson, Brent Wood, Ilan Kirsch, Harlan Robins, Lan Beppu, Margaret R O'Donnell, Stephen J Forman, Frederick R Appelbaum, Jerald P Radich
We used next generation sequencing (NGS) of the immunoglobulin genes to evaluate residual disease in 153 specimens from 32 patients with adult B cell ALL enrolled in a single, multi-center study. The sequencing results were compared to multi-parameter flow cytometry (MFC) data in 66 specimens (25 patients) analyzed by both methods. There was a strong concordance (82%) between the methods in the qualitative determination of the presence of disease. However, in 17% of cases leukemia was detected by sequencing, but not by MFC...
January 3, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057876/academic-performance-in-adolescents-born-after-art-a-nationwide-registry-based-cohort-study
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A L Spangmose, S S Malchau, L Schmidt, D Vassard, S Rasmussen, A Loft, J Forman, A Pinborg
STUDY QUESTION: Is academic performance in adolescents aged 15-16 years and conceived after ART, measured as test scores in ninth grade, comparable to that for spontaneously conceived (SC) adolescents? SUMMARY ANSWER: ART singletons had a significantly lower mean test score in the adjusted analysis when compared with SC singletons, yet the differences were small and probably not of clinical relevance. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous studies have shown similar intelligence quotient (IQ) levels in ART and SC children, but only a few have been on adolescents...
January 5, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045046/an-allosteric-conduit-facilitates-dynamic-multisite-substrate-recognition-by-the-scf-cdc4-ubiquitin-ligase
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Veronika Csizmok, Stephen Orlicky, Jing Cheng, Jianhui Song, Alaji Bah, Neda Delgoshaie, Hong Lin, Tanja Mittag, Frank Sicheri, Hue Sun Chan, Mike Tyers, Julie D Forman-Kay
The ubiquitin ligase SCF(Cdc4) mediates phosphorylation-dependent elimination of numerous substrates by binding one or more Cdc4 phosphodegrons (CPDs). Methyl-based NMR analysis of the Cdc4 WD40 domain demonstrates that Cyclin E, Sic1 and Ash1 degrons have variable effects on the primary Cdc4(WD40) binding pocket. Unexpectedly, a Sic1-derived multi-CPD substrate (pSic1) perturbs methyls around a previously documented allosteric binding site for the chemical inhibitor SCF-I2. NMR cross-saturation experiments confirm direct contact between pSic1 and the allosteric pocket...
January 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042309/the-link-between-vascular-dysfunction-bladder-ischemia-and-aging-bladder-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Karl-Erik Andersson, Donna B Boedtkjer, Axel Forman
The vascular supply to the human bladder is derived mainly from the superior and inferior vesical arteries, the latter being directly connected to the internal iliac artery. Aging is associated with an impairment of blood vessel function and changes may occur in the vasculature at the molecular, cellular and functional level. Pelvic arterial insufficiency may play an important role in the development of bladder dysfunctions such as detrusor overactivity (DO) and the overactive bladder syndrome. Chronic ischemia-related bladder dysfunction may progress to bladder underactivity and it would be desirable to treat not only lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) induced by chronic ischemia, but also the progression of the morphological bladder changes...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042040/executive-functioning-and-dietary-intake-neurocognitive-correlates-of-fruit-vegetable-and-saturated-fat-intake-in-adults-with-obesity
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Emily P Wyckoff, Brittney C Evans, Stephanie M Manasse, Meghan L Butryn, Evan M Forman
Obesity is a significant public health issue, and is associated with poor diet. Evidence suggests that eating behavior is related to individual differences in executive functioning. Poor executive functioning is associated with poorer diet (few fruits and vegetables and high saturated fat) in normal weight samples; however, the relationship between these specific dietary behaviors and executive functioning have not been investigated in adults with obesity. The current study examined the association between executive functioning and intake of saturated fat, fruits, and vegetables in an overweight/obese sample using behavioral measures of executive function and dietary recall...
December 29, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034905/absence-of-cytomegalovirus-in-glioblastoma-and-other-high-grade-gliomas-by-real-time-pcr-immunohistochemistry-and-in-situ-hybridization
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Matthias Holdhoff, Gunes Guner, Fausto J Rodriguez, Jessica L Hicks, Qizhi Zheng, Michael S Forman, Xiaobu Ye, Stuart A Grossman, Alan K Meeker, Christopher M Heaphy, Charles G Eberhart, Angelo M De Marzo, Ravit Arav-Boger
PURPOSE: Reports of cytomegalovirus (CMV) detection in high-grade gliomas (HGG)/glioblastoma (GBM) have been conflicting. We undertook a comprehensive approach to determine presence or absence of CMV in tissue, plasma and serum of HGG patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: In a retrospective arm, 25 fresh frozen tissues from GBM patients were tested for CMV by real-time PCR. Tissue microarrays from 70 HGG patients were tested by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and 20 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) GBM tissues by IHC and chromogenic in situ hybridization (CISH), targeting CMV-encoded IE1/2 and pp65...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034071/relapsed-or-refractory-double-expressor-and-double-hit-lymphomas-have-inferior-progression-free-survival-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
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Alex F Herrera, Matthew Mei, Lawrence Low, Haesook T Kim, Gabriel K Griffin, Joo Y Song, Reid W Merryman, Victoria Bedell, Christine Pak, Heather Sun, Tanya Paris, Tracey Stiller, Jennifer R Brown, Lihua E Budde, Wing C Chan, Robert Chen, Matthew S Davids, Arnold S Freedman, David C Fisher, Eric D Jacobsen, Caron A Jacobson, Ann S LaCasce, Joyce Murata-Collins, Auayporn P Nademanee, Joycelynne M Palmer, German A Pihan, Raju Pillai, Leslie Popplewell, Tanya Siddiqi, Aliyah R Sohani, Jasmine Zain, Steven T Rosen, Larry W Kwak, David M Weinstock, Stephen J Forman, Dennis D Weisenburger, Young Kim, Scott J Rodig, Amrita Krishnan, Philippe Armand
Purpose Double-hit lymphomas (DHLs) and double-expressor lymphomas (DELs) are subtypes of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) associated with poor outcomes after standard chemoimmunotherapy. Data are limited regarding outcomes of patients with relapsed or refractory (rel/ref) DEL or DHL who undergo autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT). We retrospectively studied the prognostic impact of DEL and DHL status on ASCT outcomes in patients with rel/ref DLBCL. Methods Patients with chemotherapy-sensitive rel/ref DLBCL who underwent ASCT at two institutions and in whom archival tumor material was available were enrolled...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033130/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-on-renin-angiotensin-system-activation-and-blood-pressure-a-randomized-control-trial
#19
Ciaran J McMullan, Lea Borgi, Gary C Curhan, Naomi Fisher, John P Forman
OBJECTIVE: Disruption of vitamin D signaling in rodents causes activation of the rennin-angiotensin system (RAS) and development of hypertension. Observational studies in humans found lower circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] is associated with increased RAS activity and blood pressure (BP). We performed the first randomized control trial to investigate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on the RAS in humans. METHODS: Vitamin D deficient, [25(OH)D ≤20 ng/ml), overweight individuals without hypertension were randomized into a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 8-weeks treatment with ergocalciferol or placebo...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029927/regression-of-glioblastoma-after-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy
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Christine E Brown, Darya Alizadeh, Renate Starr, Lihong Weng, Jamie R Wagner, Araceli Naranjo, Julie R Ostberg, M Suzette Blanchard, Julie Kilpatrick, Jennifer Simpson, Anita Kurien, Saul J Priceman, Xiuli Wang, Todd L Harshbarger, Massimo D'Apuzzo, Julie A Ressler, Michael C Jensen, Michael E Barish, Mike Chen, Jana Portnow, Stephen J Forman, Behnam Badie
A patient with recurrent multifocal glioblastoma received chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered T cells targeting the tumor-associated antigen interleukin-13 receptor alpha 2 (IL13Rα2). Multiple infusions of CAR T cells were administered over 220 days through two intracranial delivery routes - infusions into the resected tumor cavity followed by infusions into the ventricular system. Intracranial infusions of IL13Rα2-targeted CAR T cells were not associated with any toxic effects of grade 3 or higher...
29, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
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