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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149622/the-chemokine-receptor-type-4-antagonist-amd3100-interrupts-experimental-tooth-movement-in-rats
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Kasumi Hatano, Yuji Ishida, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Jun Hosomichi, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Risa Usumi-Fujita, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Naoki Shibutani, Sawa Kaneko, Takashi Ono
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to clarify the role of the stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) axis in osteoclast accumulation, and the influence of orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) under mechanical force application to periodontal tissues, by administration of the CXCR4 antagonist AMD3100. DESIGN: The upper right first molar (M1) of rats was moved mesially with a 10-g force titanium-nickel closed coil spring. Rats were treated with phosphate-buffered saline or AMD3100 (5mg/kg), which is a SDF-1 antagonist...
November 11, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141948/a-phase-i-study-of-romidepsin-and-pralatrexate-reveals-marked-activity-in-relapsed-and-refractory-t-cell-lymphoma
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Jennifer E Amengual, Renee Lichtenstein, Jennifer Lue, Ahmed Sawas, Changchun Deng, Emily Lichtenstein, Karen Khan, Laine Atkins, Aishling Rada, Hye A Kim, Codruta Chiuzan, Matko Kalac, Enrica Marchi, Lorenzo Falchi, Mark A Francescone, Lawrence Schwartz, Serge Cremers, Owen A O'Connor
The peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCL) are a group of rare malignancies characterized by chemotherapy insensitivity and poor prognosis. Romidepsin and pralatrexate were approved by the U.S. FDA for patients with relapsed/refractory PTCL, exhibiting response rates of 25% and 29% respectively. Based on synergy of the combination in preclinical models of PTCL, we initiated a phase I study of pralatrexate plus romidepsin in patients with relapsed/refractory lymphoma (ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT01947140)). This was a single institution dose-escalation phase I study of pralatrexate plus romidepsin designed to determine the dose limiting toxicities (DLT), maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetic profile and response rates...
November 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140683/nanocomposite-phosphor-consisting-of-cai2-eu-2-single-nanocrystals-embedded-in-crystalline-sio2
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Hisayoshi Daicho, Takeshi Iwasaki, Yu Shinomiya, Akitoshi Nakano, Hiroshi Sawa, Wataru Yamada, Satoru Matsuishi, Hideo Hosono
High luminescence efficiency is obtained in halide- and chalcogenide-based phosphors, but they are impractical because of their poor chemical durability. Here we report a halide-based nanocomposite phosphor with excellent luminescence efficiency and sufficient durability for practical use. Our approach was to disperse luminescent single nanocrystals of CaI2:Eu(2+) in a chemically stable, translucent crystalline SiO2 matrix. Using this approach, we successfully prepared a nanocomposite phosphor by means of self-organization through a simple solid-state reaction...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138482/valgamicin-c-a-novel-cyclic-depsipeptide-containing-the-unusual-amino-acid-cleonine-and-related-valgamicins-a-t-and-v-produced-by-amycolatopsis-sp-ml1-hf4
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Hideki Hashizume, Kiyoko Iijima, Kazuma Yamashita, Tomoyuki Kimura, Shun-Ichi Wada, Ryuichi Sawa, Masayuki Igarashi
In the course of optimizing pargamicin A production in Amycolatopsis sp. ML1-hF4, we discovered novel cyclic depsipeptide compounds in the broth and designated them valgamicins A, C, T and V. The structures of these molecules were determined by spectroscopic studies, advanced Marfey's method and X-ray crystal structural analysis. Valgamicin C contains the extremely rare amino acid cleonine. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a cleonine-containing metabolite from a naturally isolated microorganism without any breeding or mutation treatment...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138481/quadoctomycin-a-48-membered-macrolide-antibiotic-from-streptomyces-sp-mm168-141f8
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Ryuichi Sawa, Yumiko Kubota, Maya Umekita, Masaki Hatano, Chigusa Hayashi, Masayuki Igarashi
Drug-resistant bacteria are still emerging, and screening of new skeletal antibiotics is important. During our continuous screening for antimicrobial agents, we discovered a new antimicrobial, named quadoctomycin, from solid culture of Streptomyces sp. MM168-141F8. The substance was purified by solvent extraction, silica gel chromatography and HPLC. Structural elucidation of quadoctomycin was performed by MS and NMR analyses and chemical degradation. Quadoctomycin possesses a 48-membered polyol macrolide skeleton in which an α-D-mannoside is connected to C-22 by an O-glycosidic linkage...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129374/the-jarvik-2000-left-ventricular-assist-device-as-a-bridge-to-transplantation-japanese-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support
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Hiroki Kohno, Goro Matsumiya, Yoshiki Sawa, Minoru Ono, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Akira Shiose, Kenji Yamazaki, Yoshiro Matsui, Hiroshi Niinami, Hikaru Matsuda, Soichiro Kitamura, Takeshi Nakatani, Shunei Kyo
BACKGROUND: The Jarvik 2000 ventricular assist device features a miniaturized intraventricular pump and an intermittent low-speed function that facilitates aortic valve opening. Despite its long history, little is known about the Jarvik device with regard to post-implantation outcomes. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from 13 participating hospitals were extracted from the Japanese Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support database to analyze mortality, morbidity and de-novo aortic regurgitation...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127860/human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiovascular-progenitor-cells-efficiently-colonize-in-bfgf-tethered-natural-matrix-to-construct-contracting-humanized-rat-hearts
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Sarah Rajabi, Sara Pahlavan, Mohammad Kazemi Ashtiani, Hassan Ansari, Saeed Abbasalizadeh, Forough Azam Sayahpour, Fahimeh Varzideh, Sawa Kostin, Nasser Aghdami, Thomas Braun, Hossein Baharvand
Bioengineering of whole hearts using human embryonic stem cells (hESCs)-derived cardiovascular progenitor cells (CPCs) and natural matrices is a promising approach to overcome organ donor shortage threatening millions of patients awaiting for heart transplantation. Here, we developed a novel strategy for generation of heart constructs by repopulating engineered decellularized rat hearts using hESCs-derived CPCs. Careful expansion of CPCs in a scalable stirred-suspension bioreactor combined with step-wise seeding (60 million cells in 3 steps of 20 million per 1...
November 1, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109396/electricity-generation-from-digitally-printed-cyanobacteria
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Marin Sawa, Andrea Fantuzzi, Paolo Bombelli, Christopher J Howe, Klaus Hellgardt, Peter J Nixon
Microbial biophotovoltaic cells exploit the ability of cyanobacteria and microalgae to convert light energy into electrical current using water as the source of electrons. Such bioelectrochemical systems have a clear advantage over more conventional microbial fuel cells which require the input of organic carbon for microbial growth. However, innovative approaches are needed to address scale-up issues associated with the fabrication of the inorganic (electrodes) and biological (microbe) parts of the biophotovoltaic device...
November 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107590/human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiac-tissue-like-constructs-for-repairing-the-infarcted-myocardium
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Junjun Li, Itsunari Minami, Motoko Shiozaki, Leqian Yu, Shin Yajima, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yuji Shiba, Nobuhiro Morone, Satsuki Fukushima, Momoko Yoshioka, Sisi Li, Jing Qiao, Xin Li, Lin Wang, Hidetoshi Kotera, Norio Nakatsuji, Yoshiki Sawa, Yong Chen, Li Liu
High-purity cardiomyocytes (CMs) derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are promising for drug development and myocardial regeneration. However, most hiPSC-derived CMs morphologically and functionally resemble immature rather than adult CMs, which could hamper their application. Here, we obtained high-quality cardiac tissue-like constructs (CTLCs) by cultivating hiPSC-CMs on low-thickness aligned nanofibers made of biodegradable poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) polymer. We show that multilayered and elongated CMs could be organized at high density along aligned nanofibers in a simple one-step seeding process, resulting in upregulated cardiac biomarkers and enhanced cardiac functions...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101518/phase1-study-of-cisplatin-plus-pemetrexed-with-erlotinib-and-bevacizumab-for-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-advanced-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-egfr-mutations
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Motohiro Tamiya, Akihiro Tamiya, Takayuki Shiroyama, Sawa Takeoka, Yujiro Naito, Naoki Omachi, Yohei Kimura, Naoko Morishita, Hidekazu Suzuki, Norio Okamoto, Kyoichi Okishio, Tomoya Kawaguchi, Shinji Atagi, Tomonori Hirashima
Background Cisplatin and pemetrexed are very effective against advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) without EGFR mutations. Erlotinib plus bevacizumab are highly effective against advanced NSCLCs with activating EGFR mutations. We performed this phase I 'Quartet Trial' to determine the safety and efficacy of all 4 agents as a first-line treatment for non-squamous NSCLC patients harboring activating EGFR mutations. Patients and Methods Patients received escalating quartet-agent doses every 3 weeks for 4 cycles...
November 4, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096622/tissue-engineered-smooth-muscle-cell-and-endothelial-progenitor-cell-bi-level-cell-sheets-prevent-progression-of-cardiac-dysfunction-microvascular-dysfunction-and-interstitial-fibrosis-in-a-rodent-model-of-type-1-diabetes-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Masashi Kawamura, Michael J Paulsen, Andrew B Goldstone, Yasuhiro Shudo, Hanjay Wang, Amanda N Steele, Lyndsay M Stapleton, Bryan B Edwards, Anahita Eskandari, Vi N Truong, Kevin J Jaatinen, Arnar B Ingason, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yoshiki Sawa, Y Joseph Woo
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for coronary artery disease and diabetic cardiomyopathy, and adversely impacts outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting. Current treatments focus on macro-revascularization and neglect the microvascular disease typical of diabetes mellitus-induced cardiomyopathy (DMCM). We hypothesized that engineered smooth muscle cell (SMC)-endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) bi-level cell sheets could improve ventricular dysfunction in DMCM. METHODS: Primary mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and EPCs were isolated from the bone marrow of Wistar rats, and MSCs were differentiated into SMCs by culturing on a fibronectin-coated dish...
November 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096006/treatment-of-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-by-aortic-valve-neocuspidization-using-bovine-pericardium
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Yasunori Iida, Kazuma Shimura, Sho Akiyama, Shigeharu Sawa
A 78-year-old man who had undergone aortic valve and ascending aorta replacements presented with fever and was referred to our hospital. Blood culture revealed Gram-positive cocci, thus antibiotic therapy was started. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed fresh cerebral infarction without cerebral haemorrhage or mycotic aneurysm. Transoesophageal echocardiogram revealed a vegetation that was attached to the right coronary cusp. The patient underwent successful aortic valve neocuspidization using glutaraldehyde-treated bovine pericardium...
October 31, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093449/abnormal-contractility-in-human-heart-myofibrils-from-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-due-to-mutations-in-ttn-and-contractile-protein-genes
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Petr G Vikhorev, Natalia Smoktunowicz, Alex B Munster, O'Neal Copeland, Sawa Kostin, Cecile Montgiraud, Andrew E Messer, Mohammad R Toliat, Amy Li, Cristobal G Dos Remedios, Sean Lal, Cheavar A Blair, Kenneth S Campbell, Maya Guglin, Ralph Knoll, Steven B Marston
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is an important cause of heart failure. Single gene mutations in at least 50 genes have been proposed to account for 25-50% of DCM cases and up to 25% of inherited DCM has been attributed to truncating mutations in the sarcomeric structural protein titin (TTNtv). Whilst the primary molecular mechanism of some DCM-associated mutations in the contractile apparatus has been studied in vitro and in transgenic mice, the contractile defect in human heart muscle has not been studied. In this study we isolated cardiac myofibrils from 3 TTNtv mutants, and 3 with contractile protein mutations (TNNI3 K36Q, TNNC1 G159D and MYH7 E1426K) and measured their contractility and passive stiffness in comparison with donor heart muscle as a control...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093408/the-long-term-outcomes-after-vad-plus-sct-therapy-in-a-patient-with-al-amyloidosis-and-severe-factor-x-deficiency
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Dosuke Iwadate, Eiko Hasegawa, Junichi Hoshino, Noriko Hayami, Keiichi Sumida, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Akinari Sekine, Masahiro Kawada, Rikako Hiramatsu, Tstsuya Suwabe, Naoki Sawa, Mitsuhiro Yuasa, Atsushi Waki, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Kenmei Takaichi, Yoshifumi Ubara
A 55-year-old man was admitted to our institute to undergo evaluation for proteinuria (5.4 g/day) with lambda-type Bence-Jones protein (BJP). Primary AL amyloidosis and acquired factor X deficiency were diagnosed. High-dose melphalan combined with autologous stem cell transplantation was performed. After three years, the patient's proteinuria normalized, he was negative for urinary BJP, and his factor X activity improved to 105%. Serial renal biopsy showed no progression of amyloid deposition at a biopsy after 5 years, but showed a slight increase in the amyloid deposition after 11 years...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093379/disseminated-cutaneous-infection-of-mycobacterium-colombiense-in-a-patient-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome-a-case-report
#15
Yuichiro Inagaki, Tatsuya Ito, Tomonori Kato, Yoshitaka Ono, Masashi Sawa
Mycobacterium colombiense (M. colombiense) is a member of the Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). To our knowledge, this is the third case report of an M. colombiense infection. An 80-year-old man, immunocompromised by myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), developed a skin rash with exfoliation and eruption on his face and scalp. Mycobacteria were detected in pus samples. Broad-range polymerase chain reaction (PCR) revealed the mycobacteria to be M. colombiense. The lesions resolved after daily administration of rifampicin, ethambutol, and clarithromycin...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093297/synthesis-of-1-tetrasubstituted-2-2-2-trifluoroethylamine-derivatives-via-palladium-catalyzed-allylation-of-sp-3-c-h-bonds
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Kazuhiro Morisaki, Yuta Kondo, Masanao Sawa, Hiroyuki Morimoto, Takashi Ohshima
This note describes the construction of tetrasubstituted carbon stereocenters via palladium-catalyzed allylation of sp(3) C-H bonds of 2,2,2-trifluoroethylamine derivatives. The presence of 2-pyridyl group of the imines derived from 1-substituted-2,2,2-trifluoroethylamine was key to promoting the reaction efficiently, allowing an access to a variety of 1-allylated 2,2,2-trifluoroethylamine derivatives with tetrasubstituted carbon stereocenters.
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091721/ultrasound-microbubble-mediated-transfection-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-decoy-oligodeoxynucleotide-into-gingival-tissues-inhibits-periodontitis-in-rats-in-vivo
#17
Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Yuji Ishida, Jun Hosomichi, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Kasumi Hatano, Risa Usumi-Fujita, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Sawa Kaneko, Takashi Ono
Periodontitis is a chronic infectious disease for which the fundamental treatment is to reduce the load of subgingival pathogenic bacteria by debridement. However, previous investigators attempted to implement a nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) decoy oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) as a suppressor of periodontitis progression. Although we recently reported the effectiveness of the ultrasound-microbubble method as a tool for transfecting the NF-κB decoy ODN into healthy rodent gingival tissue, this technique has not yet been applied to the pathological gingiva of periodontitis animal models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088933/psychosis-beyond-the-22q11-2-deletion-do-additional-genetic-factors-play-a-role
#18
Fernando S Goes, Akira Sawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082016/randomised-controlled-trial-of-two-sequential-artemisinin-based-combination-therapy-regimens-to-treat-uncomplicated-falciparum-malaria-in-african-children-a-protocol-to-investigate-safety-efficacy-and-adherence
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Henk Dfh Schallig, Halidou Tinto, Patrick Sawa, Harparkash Kaur, Stephan Duparc, Deus S Ishengoma, Pascal Magnussen, Michael Alifrangis, Colin J Sutherland
BACKGROUND: Management of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria relies on artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). These highly effective regimens have contributed to reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality. However, artemisinin resistance in Asia and changing parasite susceptibility to ACT in Africa have now been well documented. Strategies that retain current ACT as efficacious treatments are urgently needed. METHODS: We present an open-label, randomised three-arm clinical trial protocol in three African settings representative of varying malaria epidemiology to investigate whether prolonged ACT-based regimens using currently available formulations can eliminate potentially resistant parasites...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081448/the-effective-design-of-zirconia-coping-on-titanium-base-in-dental-implant-superstructure
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Maiko Mieda, Ikiru Atsuta, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Takehiro Morita, Yasunori Ayukawa, Yoshihiro Tsukiyama, Yoshinori Sawae, Kiyoshi Koyano
Zirconia exhibits good tissue compatibility and nontoxicity, making it a widely used esthetic replacement material for implant abutments. To avoid abutment-fracture, the parts composed of zirconia with a bonded metal component connected to the implant can be used. The purpose of this study was to design titanium and zirconia components with high fracture resistance at the zirconia component's edge line. Three edge line designs of the titanium base and zirconia sleeve were made: chamfer, shoulder, and backtaper...
October 27, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
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