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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550753/catalase-loaded-cisplatin-prodrug-constructed-liposomes-to-overcome-tumor-hypoxia-for-enhanced-chemo-radiotherapy-of-cancer
#1
Rui Zhang, Xuejiao Song, Chao Liang, Xuan Yi, Guosheng Song, Yu Chao, Yu Yang, Kai Yang, Liangzhu Feng, Zhuang Liu
Aiming at improved therapeutic efficacies, the combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy (chemo-radiotherapy) has been widely studied and applied in clinic. However, the hostile characteristics of tumor microenvironment such as hypoxia often limit the efficacies in both types of cancer therapies. Herein, catalase (CAT), an antioxidant enzyme, is encapsulated inside liposomes constituted by cisplatin (IV)-prodrug-conjugated phospholipid, forming CAT@Pt (IV)-liposome for enhanced chemo-radiotherapy of cancer...
May 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550736/piperine-attenuates-uv-r-induced-cell-damage-in-human-keratinocytes-via-nf-kb-bax-bcl-2-pathway-an-application-for-photoprotection
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Ankit Verma, Hari N Kushwaha, Ajeet K Srivastava, Saumya Srivastava, Naseem Jamal, Kriti Srivastava, Ratan Singh Ray
Chronic ultraviolet radiation (UV-R) exposure causes skin disorders like erythema, edema, hyperpigmentation, photoaging and photocarcinogenesis. Recent research trends of researchers have focused more attention on the identification and use of photo stable natural agents with photoprotective properties. Piperine (PIP), as a plant alkaloid, is an important constituent present in black pepper (Piper nigrum), used widely in ayurvedic and other traditional medicines and has broad pharmacological properties. The study was planned to photoprotective efficacy of PIP in human keratinocyte (HaCaT) cell line...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550454/oncogenic-roles-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-axis
#3
Masahiro Aoki, Teruaki Fujishita
The PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway is frequently activated in various human cancers and has been considered a promising therapeutic target. Many of the positive regulators of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR axis, including the catalytic (p110α) and regulatory (p85α), of class IA PI3K, AKT, RHEB, mTOR, and eIF4E, possess oncogenic potentials, as demonstrated by transformation assays in vitro and by genetically engineered mouse models in vivo. Genetic evidences also indicate their roles in malignancies induced by activation of the upstream oncoproteins including receptor tyrosine kinases and RAS and those induced by the loss of the negative regulators of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway such as PTEN, TSC1/2, LKB1, and PIPP...
May 28, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550447/trends-in-surgical-research-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Genrich Tolstonog, Christian Simon
The task of surgical research is to improve the efficacy of available surgical therapeutic modalities, develop new ones, and balance this well with favorable functional outcome. Therefore, surgical research is composed of a translational and a clinical component. In translational surgical research, animal models are used to better understand the biology of head and neck cancers, but even more importantly, the biology of changes to the disease and the microenvironment created by surgical interventions. Animal models additionally allow for the development of image-guided surgery systems, novel strategies of intraoperative adjuvant treatment, and patient "avatars" to test innovative anticancer drug combinations...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550166/lysine-acetylome-analysis-reveals-photosystem-ii-manganese-stabilizing-protein-acetylation-is-involved-in-negative-regulation-of-oxygen-evolution-in-model-cyanobacterium-synechococcus-sp-pcc-7002
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Zhuo Chen, Guiying Zhang, Mingkun Yang, Tao Li, Feng Ge, Jindong Zhao
Nϵ-Acetylation of lysine residues represents a frequently occurring post-translational modification widespread in bacteria that plays vital roles in regulating bacterial physiology and metabolism. However, the role of lysine acetylation in cyanobacteria remains unclear, presenting a hurdle to in-depth functional study of this post-translational modification. Here, we report the lysine acetylome of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 (hereafter Synechococcus) using peptide prefractionation, immunoaffinity enrichment, and coupling with high-precision liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis...
May 26, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550098/contralesional-brain-computer-interface-control-of-a-powered-exoskeleton-for-motor-recovery-in-chronic-stroke-survivors
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David T Bundy, Lauren Souders, Kelly Baranyai, Laura Leonard, Gerwin Schalk, Robert Coker, Daniel W Moran, Thy Huskey, Eric C Leuthardt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are few effective therapies to achieve functional recovery from motor-related disabilities affecting the upper limb after stroke. This feasibility study tested whether a powered exoskeleton driven by a brain-computer interface (BCI), using neural activity from the unaffected cortical hemisphere, could affect motor recovery in chronic hemiparetic stroke survivors. This novel system was designed and configured for a home-based setting to test the feasibility of BCI-driven neurorehabilitation in outpatient environments...
May 26, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550020/translation-adaptation-and-validation-of-two-versions-of-the-chronic-liver-disease-questionnaire-in-malaysian-patients-for-speakers-of-both-english-and-malay-languages-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shasha Khairullah, Sanjiv Mahadeva
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to adapt, translate and validate the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire (CLDQ) in Malaysian patients with chronic liver diseases of various aetiologies. SETTING: Tertiary level teaching institution in Malaysia. PARTICIPANTS: The validation process involved 211 adult patients (English language n=101, Malay language n=110) with chronic liver disease. Characteristics of the study subjects were as follows: mean (SD) age was 56 (12...
May 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549907/transformation-of-bcs-class-i-and-iii-drugs-into-ionic-liquids-and-lipophilic-salts-for-enhanced-developability-using-lipid-formulations
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Hywel D Williams, Leigh Ford, Shea Lim, Sifei Han, John Baumann, Hannah Sullivan, David Vodak, Annabel Igonin, Hassan Benameur, Colin W Pouton, Peter J Scammells, Christopher J H Porter
Higher lipid solubility of lipophilic salt forms creates new product development opportunities for high-dose liquid-filled capsules. The purpose of this study was to determine if lipophilic salts of BCS Class I amlodipine and BCS Class III fexofenadine, ranitidine and metformin were better lipid formulation candidates than existing commercial salts. Lipophilic salts were prepared from lipophilic anions and commercial HCl or besylate salt forms, as verified by (1)H NMR. Thermal properties were assessed by DSC and hot-stage microscopy...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549897/daily-acute-intermittent-hypoxia-improves-breathing-function-with-acute-and-chronic-spinal-injury-via-distinct-mechanisms
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B J Dougherty, J Terada, S R Springborn, S Vinit, P M MacFarlane, G S Mitchell
Daily acute intermittent hypoxia (dAIH) elicits respiratory plasticity, enhancing respiratory motor output and restoring breathing capacity after incomplete cervical spinal injuries (cSCI). We hypothesized that dAIH-induced functional recovery of breathing capacity would occur after both acute (2 weeks) and chronic (8 weeks) cSCI, but through distinct cellular mechanisms. Specifically, we hypothesized that dAIH-induced breathing recovery would occur through serotonin-independent mechanisms 2wks post C2 cervical hemisection (C2Hs), versus serotonin-dependent mechanisms 8wks post C2Hs...
May 23, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549824/the-hsp90-chaperone-network-modulates-candida-virulence-traits
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REVIEW
Teresa R O'Meara, Nicole Robbins, Leah E Cowen
Hsp90 is a conserved molecular chaperone that facilitates the folding and function of client proteins. Hsp90 function is dynamically regulated by interactions with co-chaperones and by post-translational modifications. In the fungal pathogen Candida albicans, Hsp90 enables drug resistance and virulence by stabilizing diverse signal transducers. Here, we review studies that have unveiled regulators of Hsp90 function, as well as downstream effectors that govern the key virulence traits of morphogenesis and drug resistance...
May 23, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549791/micrornas-in-gynecological-cancers-small-molecules-with-big-implications
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Sanjeev K Srivastava, Aamir Ahmad, Haseeb Zubair, Orlandric Miree, Seema Singh, Rodney P Rocconi, Jennifer Scalici, Ajay P Singh
Gynecological cancers (GCs) are often diagnosed at advanced stages, limiting the efficacy of available therapeutic options. Thus, there remains an urgent and unmet need for innovative research for the efficient clinical management of GC patients. Research over past several years has revealed the enormous promise of miRNAs. These small non-coding RNAs can aid in the diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of all major GCs, viz., ovarian cancers, cervical cancers and endometrial cancers. Mechanistic details of the miRNAs-mediated regulation of multiple biological functions are under constant investigation, and a number of miRNAs are now believed to influence growth, proliferation, invasion, metastasis, chemoresistance and the relapse of different GCs...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549777/p32-is-required-for-appropriate-interleukin-6-production-upon-lps-stimulation-and-protects-mice-from-endotoxin-shock
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Katsuhiko Sasaki, Kazuhito Gotoh, Sho Miake, Daiki Setoyama, Mikako Yagi, Ko Igami, Takeshi Uchiumi, Donchon Kang
Sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in seriously ill patients and mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with poor outcomes in septic patients. Although interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a good prognostic marker for sepsis, the relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and IL-6 remains poorly understood. We identified p32/C1QBP/HABP1 as a regulator of IL-6 production in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). LPS induced IL-6 overproduction in p32 deficient mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) through NF-κB independent but activating transcription factor (ATF) 4 dependent pathways...
May 11, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549772/codon-optimized-rpgr-improves-stability-and-efficacy-of-aav8-gene-therapy-in-two-mouse-models-of-x-linked-retinitis-pigmentosa
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M Dominik Fischer, Michelle E McClements, Cristina Martinez-Fernandez de la Camara, Julia-Sophia Bellingrath, Daniyar Dauletbekov, Simon C Ramsden, Doron G Hickey, Alun R Barnard, Robert E MacLaren
X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) is generally a severe form of retinitis pigmentosa, a neurodegenerative, blinding disorder of the retina. 70% of XLRP cases are due to mutations in the retina-specific isoform of the gene encoding retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR(ORF15)). Despite successful RPGR(ORF15) gene replacement with adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors being established in a number of animal models of XLRP, progression to human trials has not yet been possible. The inherent sequence instability in the purine-rich region of RPGR(ORF15) (which contains highly repetitive nucleotide sequences) leads to unpredictable recombination errors during viral vector cloning...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549745/-anti-ageing-therapies-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Gara S Alonso Abreu, José M Brito Armas, Rafael Castro Fuentes
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly population. Currently, there are no effective treatments to prevent or delay the natural course of the disease. Numerous studies have provided information about the molecular processes underlying biological ageing and, perhaps more importantly, potential interventions to slow ageing and promote healthy longevity in laboratory model systems. The main issue addressed in this review is whether an intervention that has anti-ageing properties can alter the appearance and/or progression of Alzheimer's disease, a disease in which age is the biggest risk factor...
May 23, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549673/ozone-therapy-protects-against-rejection-in-a-lung-transplantation-model-a-new-treatment
#15
Norberto Santana-Rodríguez, Pedro Llontop, Bernardino Clavo, María D Fiuza-Pérez, Keila Zerecero, Adil Ayub, Khalid Alshehri, Nagib A Yordi, Lamberto Re, Wissam Raad, Leandro Fernández-Pérez, Ricardo García-Herrera, Chyun-Yin J Huang, Faiz Y Bhora
BACKGROUND: No satisfactory treatment exists for chronic rejection (CR) after lung transplantation (LT). Our objective was to assess whether ozone (O3) treatment could ameliorate CR. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley inbred rats (n = 36) were randomly assigned into four groups: (1) control (n = 6), (2) sham (n = 6), (3) LT (n = 12), and (4) O3-LT (n = 12). Animals underwent left LT. O3 was rectally administered daily for 2 weeks before LT (from 20 to 50 μg) and 3 times/wk (50 μg/dose) up to 3 months...
May 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549625/a-matter-of-maturity-the-impact-of-pre-mrna-processing-in-gene-expression-and-antigen-presentation
#16
Rodrigo Prado Martins, Robin Fåhraeus
RNA processing plays a pivotal role in the diversification of high eukaryotes transcriptome and proteome. The expression of gene products controlling a variety of cellular and physiological processes depends largely on a complex maturation process undergone by pre-mRNAs to become translation-competent mRNAs. Here we review the different mechanisms involved in the pre-mRNA processing and disclose their impact in the gene regulation process in eukaryotic cells. We describe some viral strategies targeting pre-mRNA processing to control gene expression and host immune response and discuss their relevance as tools for a better understanding of cell biology...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549485/an-assessment-of-the-geographical-risks-of-wild-and-vaccine-derived-poliomyelitis-outbreaks-in-africa-and-asia
#17
Kathleen M O'Reilly, Christine Lamoureux, Natalie A Molodecky, Hil Lyons, Nicholas C Grassly, Graham Tallis
BACKGROUND: The international spread of wild poliomyelitis outbreaks continues to threaten eradication of poliomyelitis and in 2014 a public health emergency of international concern was declared. Here we describe a risk scoring system that has been used to assess country-level risks of wild poliomyelitis outbreaks, to inform prioritisation of mass vaccination planning, and describe the change in risk from 2014 to 2016. The methods were also used to assess the risk of emergence of vaccine-derived poliomyelitis outbreaks...
May 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549476/comparing-motivational-self-regulatory-and-habitual-processes-in-a-computer-tailored-physical-activity-intervention-in-hospital-employees-protocol-for-the-paths-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Dominika Kwasnicka, Corneel Vandelanotte, Amanda Rebar, Benjamin Gardner, Camille Short, Mitch Duncan, Dawn Crook, Martin S Hagger
BACKGROUND: Most people do not engage in sufficient physical activity to confer health benefits and to reduce risk of chronic disease. Healthcare professionals frequently provide guidance on physical activity, but often do not meet guideline levels of physical activity themselves. The main objective of this study is to develop and test the efficacy of a tailored intervention to increase healthcare professionals' physical activity participation and quality of life, and to reduce work-related stress and absenteeism...
May 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549471/the-shared-health-appointments-and-reciprocal-enhanced-support-shares-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-trial
#19
Michele Heisler, Jennifer Burgess, Jeffrey Cass, John F Chardos, Alexander B Guirguis, Sean M Jeffery, Lorrie A Strohecker, Adam S Tremblay, Wen-Chih Wu, Donna M Zulman
BACKGROUND: Diabetes shared medical appointments (SMAs) and reciprocal peer support programs have been found in efficacy trials to help adults with diabetes improve their self-management and achieve short-term gains in clinical and patient-centered outcomes. In order to translate this evidence to system-level interventions, there is a need for large-scale, pragmatic trials that examine the effectiveness, implementation, and costs of SMAs and reciprocal peer support across diverse settings...
May 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549463/factors-associated-with-length-of-stay-following-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-multicenter-study
#20
Yaron Arbel, Nevena Zivkovic, Dhruven Mehta, Sam Radhakrishnan, Stephen E Fremes, Effat Rezaei, Asim N Cheema, Sami Al-Nasser, Ariel Finkelstein, Harindra C Wijeysundera
BACKGROUND: Most patients undergoing Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVR) are elderly with significant co-morbidities and there is limited information available regarding factors that influence length of stay (LOS) post-procedure. The aim of this study was to identify the patient, and procedural factors that affect post-TAVR LOS using a contemporary multinational registry. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study, with patients recruited from three high volume tertiary institutions...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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