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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537884/a-cancer-vaccine-based-on-fluorine-modified-sialyl-tn-induces-robust-immune-responses-in-a-murine-model
#1
Chengcheng Song, Xiu-Jing Zheng, Chang-Cheng Liu, Yifa Zhou, Xin-Shan Ye
Development of an effective vaccine to target tumor associated carbohydrate antigens, aberrantly expressed on the cell surface of various carcinomas, is an appealing approach toward cancer immunotherapy. However, a major problem of carbohydrate antigens is their poor immunogenicity. Immunization with modified-carbohydrate antigens could improve the immunogenicity and induce cross reaction with the native carbohydrate antigens. In this study, we investigated the antitumor ability of three fluoro-substituted sialyl-Tn (STn) analogues (2, 3, 4) coupled to KLH (keyhole limpet hemocyanin) and studied the mechanism of tumor immunotherapy of the vaccines in a murine model of colon cancer...
May 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521355/minimally-invasive-middle-fossa-keyhole-craniectomy-for-repair-of-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence
#2
Trieu Vanessa, Panayiotis E Pelargos, Marko Spasic, Lawrance K Chung, Brittany Voth, Nolan Ung, Quinton Gopen, Isaac Yang
BACKGROUND: Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) presents with varying degrees of auditory and vestibular dysfunction. The condition is confirmed on high-resolution computed tomography (CT) imaging, and symptoms are often improved by surgical repair. Although a classic middle fossa craniotomy has been used with good results, recent advances in technique have allowed for modification of the traditional approach into a smaller skin incision and a minimally invasive middle fossa keyhole craniectomy roughly 1...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520789/antigen-specific-immunoglobulin-variable-region-sequencing-measures-humoral-immune-response-to-vaccination-in-the-equine-neonate
#3
Rebecca L Tallmadge, Steven C Miller, Stephen A Parry, Maria Julia B Felippe
The value of prophylactic neonatal vaccination is challenged by the interference of passively transferred maternal antibodies and immune competence at birth. Taken our previous studies on equine B cell ontogeny, we hypothesized that the equine neonate generates a diverse immunoglobulin repertoire in response to vaccination, independently of circulating maternal antibodies. In this study, equine neonates were vaccinated with 3 doses of keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) or equine influenza vaccine, and humoral immune responses were assessed using antigen-specific serum antibodies and B cell Ig variable region sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512616/surgical-management-of-syringomyelia-associated-with-spinal-adhesive-arachnoiditis-a-late-complication-of-tuberculous-meningitis-a-case-report
#4
Jun Seok Lee, Geun Sung Song, Dong Wuk Son
Syringomyelia associated with tuberculous meningitis is an extremely rare condition. Only a few studies have reported clinical experience with syringomyelia as a late complication of tuberculous meningitis. Twenty-six years after a tuberculous meningitis episode, a 44-year-old man presented with progressively worsening spastic paresis of the lower limbs and impaired urinary function for 2 years. Radiological examination revealed syringomyelia extending from the level of C2 to T9 and arachnoiditis with atrophy of the spinal cord between C2 and T3...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512043/endoscopic-assisted-supraorbital-keyhole-approach-or-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-in-case-of-tuberculum-sellae-meningioma-which-surgical-route-should-be-favoured
#5
Stefan Linsler, Gerrit Fischer, Volodymyr Skliarenko, Axel Stadie, Joachim Oertel
OBJECTIVE: Keyhole approaches are currently under investigation for skull base tumor surgery. They are expected to have a low complication rate with the same successful resection rate compared to endoscopic endonasal procedures. In this study, the authors compare their current series of tuberculum sellae meningiomas resected via an endoscopic endonasal or microsurgical supraorbital keyhole approach. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2016, 16 patients were treated using the supraorbital keyhole procedure and 6 patients received an endoscopic endonasal procedure...
May 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490152/keyhole-approach-and-neuroendoscopy-for-cerebral-aneurysms
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REVIEW
Won-Sang Cho, Jeong Eun Kim, Hyun-Seung Kang, Young-Je Son, Jae Seung Bang, Chang Wan Oh
Treating diseases in the field of neurosurgery has progressed concomitantly with technical advances. Here, as a surgical armamentarium for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, the history and present status of the keyhole approach and the use of neuroendoscopy are reviewed, including our clinical data. The major significance of keyhole approach is to expose an essential space toward a target, and to minimize brain exposure and retraction. Among several kinds of keyhole approaches, representative keyhole approaches for anterior circulation aneurysms include superciliary and lateral supraorbital, frontolateral, mini-pterional and mini-interhemispheric approaches...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485089/materials-nanoarchitecturing-via-cation-mediated-protein-assembly-making-limpet-teeth-without-mineral
#7
Tina Ukmar-Godec, Luca Bertinetti, John W C Dunlop, Aljaž Godec, Michal A Grabiger, Admir Masic, Huynh Nguyen, Igor Zlotnikov, Paul Zaslansky, Damien Faivre
Teeth are designed to deliver high forces while withstanding the generated stresses. Aside from isolated mineral-free exception (e.g., marine polychaetes and squids), minerals are thought to be indispensable for tooth-hardening and durability. Here, the unmineralized teeth of the giant keyhole limpet (Megathura crenulata) are shown to attain a stiffness, which is twofold higher than any known organic biogenic structures. In these teeth, protein and chitin fibers establish a stiff compact outer shell enclosing a less compact core...
May 9, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484650/efficacy-of-keyhole-approach-to-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-under-ambulatory-strategy
#8
Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga, César J García-Mercado, Iván Segura-Durán, Luis A Zepeda-Gutiérrez
The carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common entrapment neuropathies found in humans. Currently, the gold standard is surgical treatment using different modalities. The minimally invasive strategy with high resolution capacity and less morbidity is still a challenge. Methods. Prospective nonrandomised clinical trial in which a minimally invasive microsurgical approach was used following the keyhole principle in 55 consecutive patients and 65 hands under local anesthesia and ambulatory strategy. They were evaluated with stringent inclusion criteria with the Levine severity and functional status scale and with a 2-year follow-up...
2017: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483552/inhibition-of-cyclosporine-a-or-rapamycin-on-t-lymphocyte-counts-and-the-influence-on-the-immune-responses-of-b-lymphocytes-in-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#9
Jing Xing, Yue'e Xiao, Xiaoqian Tang, Xiuzhen Sheng, Wenbin Zhan
In acquired immunity, T lymphocytes regulate the immune responses of B lymphocytes, including the IgM(+) B lymphocyte counts and antibody production. In this paper, Cyclosporine A (CsA) and Rapamycin (RaPa) were used, and their inhibition on T lymphocytes and immune responses of B lymphocytes in flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) were investigated. Flounder was injected with Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH), a mixture of KLH and CsA (KLH + CsA), or a mixture of KLH and RaPa (KLH + RaPa). Then, the proportions of T and IgM(+) B lymphocytes (PT and PB) in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) were analysed by flow cytometry (FCM), total antibodies (TA) and KLH specific antibodies (KA) in serum were measured by ELISA, and expression of 9 immune-related genes in the spleen and kidneys were determined using q-PCR...
May 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481886/egg-production-patterns-of-two-invertebrate-species-in-rocky-subtidal-areas-under-different-fishing-regimes-along-the-coast-of-central-chile
#10
Marta Blanco, Andres Ospina-Álvarez, Catherine González, Miriam Fernández
Fishing is a major source of human impact, reducing density and size of a wide range of exploited species in comparison to areas exhibiting strong regulations (no-take and partially protected areas, including Territorial Use Rights for Fisheries, TURFs). Since size and density might have important consequences on reproduction, and therefore natural re-seeding, we monitored adult size, density and potential fecundity of the keyhole limpet (Fissurella latimarginata) and the red sea urchin (Loxechinus albus) in areas under two fishing regimes (TURFs and Open Access Areas, OAAs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479787/indigenous-inexpensive-practice-models-for-skill-development-in-neuroendoscopy
#11
Jitin Bajaj, Yad Ram Yadav, Anurag Pateriya, Vijay Parihar, Shailendra Ratre, Amitesh Dubey
INTRODUCTION: Neurosurgery is a branch having a tough learning curve. Residents generally get very less hands-on exposure for advanced procedures like neuroendoscopy. With the limited number of cadavers available and ethical issues associated with animal models, practice models, and simulators are becoming the able alternative. Most of these simulators are very costly. We tried to build indigenous inexpensive practice models that can help in developing most of the skills of neuroendoscopy...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478921/mucosal-and-systemic-immune-response-to-sublingual-or-intranasal-immunization-with-phosphorylcholine
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Yoshiko Maseda, Junichiro Ohori, Norimitsu Tanaka, Hiromi Nagano, Keiichi Miyashita, Yuichi Kurono
OBJECTIVE: Phosphorylcholine (PC) is a structural component of a wide variety of pathogens including Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae. Here, the immune response in mice to PC immunization via the sublingual (SL) route versus the intranasal (IN) route was investigated in terms of efficacy and safety. METHODS: BALB/c mice were immunized with PC-keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) plus cholera toxin (CT) or CT alone via the IN or SL route. The immune response generated was studied in terms of PC-specific antibody titers, interferon (IFN)-γ and interleukin (IL)-4 production by CD4(+) T cells, and cross-reactivity of PC-specific immunoglobulin (Ig)-A antibodies in nasal washes against S...
May 4, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472481/frontal-keyhole-craniotomy-for-resection-of-low-and-high-grade-gliomas
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Joshua D Burks, Andrew K Conner, Phillip A Bonney, Chad A Glenn, Adam D Smitherman, Cameron A Ghafil, Robert G Briggs, Cordell M Baker, Nicholas I Kirch, Michael E Sughrue
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive techniques are increasingly being used to access intra-axial brain lesions. OBJECTIVE: To describe a method of resecting frontal gliomas through a keyhole craniotomy and share the results with these techniques. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of data obtained on all patients undergoing resection of frontal gliomas by the senior author between 2012 and 2015. We describe our technique for resecting dominant and nondominant gliomas utilizing both awake and asleep keyhole craniotomy techniques...
May 3, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463465/dendritic-cell-targeting-dna-based-nasal-adjuvants-for-protective-mucosal-immunity-to-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#14
REVIEW
Kosuke Kataoka, Yoshiko Fukuyama, David E Briles, Tatsuro Miyake, Kohtaro Fujihashi
In order to develop safe vaccines for effective mucosal immunity to major pulmonary bacterial infections, one must consider appropriate vaccine antigens (Ags), delivery systems and nontoxic molecular adjuvants. Such vaccine constructs can induce Ag-specific immune responses which provide effective protection from mucosal infections. In particular, it has been shown that adjuvant-based mucosal vaccine preparations are relatively easy to construct by simply mixing the adjuvant with the bacterial Ag, and the resulting vaccine can elicit protective immunity...
May 2, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452613/fully-endoscopic-combined-transsphenoidal-and-supraorbital-keyhole-approach-for-parasellar-lesions
#15
Yuichi Nagata, Tadashi Watanabe, Tetsuya Nagatani, Kazuhito Takeuchi, Jonsu Chu, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
OBJECTIVE Parasellar tumors that extend far laterally beyond the internal carotid artery or that are fibrous and adhere firmly to critical structures are difficult to remove totally via the endoscopic transsphenoidal approach alone. In such cases, a combined transsphenoidal-transcranial approach is effective to achieve maximal resection in a single stage. In this paper, a new minimally invasive surgical technique for complicated parasellar lesions, a fully endoscopic combined transsphenoidal-supraorbital keyhole approach, is presented...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437722/effective-active-vaccination-against-methamphetamine-in-female-rats
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J D Nguyen, P T Bremer, C S Hwang, S A Vandewater, K C Collins, K M Creehan, K D Janda, M A Taffe
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapies directed against methamphetamine (MA) abuse have shown success in rodent models, however only a limited number of studies have investigated active vaccination in female mice and none in female rats. It is critical to determine if potential immunotherapeutic strategies generalize across sex, particularly for drugs that may produce significant sex-differences on behavioral or physiological endpoints. METHODS: Female Wistar rats were initially vaccinated with keyhole-limpet hemocyanin (KLH) or an anti-methamphetamine-KLH conjugate (MH6-KLH) three times over five weeks and implanted with radiotelemetry devices to assess locomotor activity and body temperature responses to MA...
April 14, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424862/laparoscopic-management-of-choledochal-cysts-is-a-keyhole-view-missing-the-big-picture
#17
REVIEW
Mark D Stringer
In recent years, numerous articles have promoted laparoscopic surgical treatment of choledochal cysts in children. Most of these reports assert that laparoscopic excision and biliary reconstruction are as safe as open surgery and achieve equivalent or better results. However, these conclusions are based on retrospective analyses with median follow-up periods that rarely exceed 5 years. Closer scrutiny of the laparoscopic literature indicates that the optimum procedure for treating type I and most type IVa choledochal cysts, namely radical excision of the extrahepatic bile ducts and reconstruction by wide hilar hepaticoenterostomy, preferably hepaticojejunostomy, is not being carried out in most cases...
June 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422751/twelve-year-survival-and-immune-correlates-in-dendritic-cell-vaccinated-melanoma-patients
#18
Stefanie Gross, Michael Erdmann, Ina Haendle, Steve Voland, Thomas Berger, Erwin Schultz, Erwin Strasser, Peter Dankerl, Rolf Janka, Stefan Schliep, Lucie Heinzerling, Karl Sotlar, Pierre Coulie, Gerold Schuler, Beatrice Schuler-Thurner
BACKGROUND: Reports on long-term (≥10 years) effects of cancer vaccines are missing. Therefore, in 2002, we initiated a phase I/II trial in cutaneous melanoma patients to further explore the immunogenicity of our DC vaccine and to establish its long-term toxicity and clinical benefit after a planned 10-year followup. METHODS: Monocyte-derived DCs matured by TNFα, IL-1β, IL-6, and PGE2 and then loaded with 4 HLA class I and 6 class II-restricted tumor peptides were injected intradermally in high doses over 2 years...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413553/excision-of-hypoglossal-neurinoma-by-condyle-sparing-suboccipital-keyhole-approach
#19
Harjinder Bhatoe
Hypoglossal neurinomas are rare tumors that present with gradually worsening unilateral wasting of the tongue. The tumors often attain large size prior to detection and often extend into the hypoglossal canal. Large tumors can distort the brainstem and cerebellum. Preoperative diagnosis can often be made by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast enhancement. Traditionally, surgery for these tumors has entailed large transcondylar approaches, often necessitating occipitocervical stabilization. We managed one 23-year-old female patient with a large hypoglossal neurinoma...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381582/effect-of-temperature-and-food-restriction-on-immune-function-in-striped-hamsters-cricetulus-barabensis
#20
De-Li Xu, Xiao-Kai Hu, Yu-Fen Tian
Small mammals in the temperate area face seasonal fluctuations of temperature and food availability, both of which may influence their immune responses being critical to the survival. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that low temperature and food restriction would suppress immune function in striped hamsters (Cricetulus barabensis). Thirty-seven adult male hamsters were randomly assigned into the warm (23±1°C) and the cold (5±1°C) groups, which were further divided into the fed and the food restricted groups, respectively...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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