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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441709/association-of-cyp3a5-3-and-cyp1a1-2c-polymorphism-with-development-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-egyptian-patients
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Nahed Abd El Wahab, Nevine F Shafik, Roxan E Shafik, Sherin A Taha, Hanan E Shafik, Amira D Darwish
Aim: Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme catalyzes the phase I metabolism reaction which metabolize endogenous and exogenous DNA-reactive chemical compounds and xenobiotics which could induce genotoxicity and increase the risk for leukemia. We aimed to detect frequency of CYP3A5*3 and CYP1A1*2C polymorphisms in Egyptian acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and to determine role of allele’s variants as a risk factor for developing leukemia. Patients and Methods: A case-control study was conducted on seventy acute myeloid leukemia patients and thirty control subjects...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441613/atmospheric-degradation-of-2-chloroethyl-vinyl-ether-allyl-ether-and-allyl-ethyl-ether-kinetics-with-oh-radicals-and-uv-photochemistry
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M Antiñolo, A J Ocaña, J P Aranguren, S I Lane, J Albaladejo, E Jiménez
Unsaturated ethers are oxygenated volatile organic compounds (OVOCs) emitted by anthropogenic sources. Potential removal processes in the troposphere are initiated by hydroxyl (OH) radicals and photochemistry. In this work, we report for the first time the rate coefficients of the gas-phase reaction with OH radicals (kOH) of 2-chloroethyl vinyl ether (2ClEVE), allyl ether (AE), and allyl ethyl ether (AEE) as a function of temperature in the 263-358 K range, measured by the pulsed laser photolysis-laser induced fluorescence technique...
April 18, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441596/individual-variation-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-relation-to-stable-isotope-ratios-sex-reproductive-phase-and-oxidative-status-in-scopoli-s-shearwaters-calonectris-diomedea-from-the-southern-mediterranean
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David Costantini, Manrico Sebastiano, Martina S Müller, Igor Eulaers, Per Ambus, Govindan Malarvannan, Adrian Covaci, Bruno Massa, Giacomo Dell'Omo
Little is known about the accumulation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and its consequences for seabirds in the Mediterranean basin. We characterised the plasma contaminant profile (polychlorinated biphenyls ΣPCBs; organochlorine pesticides ΣOCPs; polybrominated diphenyl ethers ΣPBDEs) of a population of the seabird Scopoli's shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) that breeds in the southern Mediterranean (Linosa Island) and investigated (i) whether sex, stable isotope ratios (related to diet), reproductive phase (early incubation vs...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441393/sequence-learning-modulates-neural-responses-and-oscillatory-coupling-in-human-and-monkey-auditory-cortex
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Yukiko Kikuchi, Adam Attaheri, Benjamin Wilson, Ariane E Rhone, Kirill V Nourski, Phillip E Gander, Christopher K Kovach, Hiroto Kawasaki, Timothy D Griffiths, Matthew A Howard, Christopher I Petkov
Learning complex ordering relationships between sensory events in a sequence is fundamental for animal perception and human communication. While it is known that rhythmic sensory events can entrain brain oscillations at different frequencies, how learning and prior experience with sequencing relationships affect neocortical oscillations and neuronal responses is poorly understood. We used an implicit sequence learning paradigm (an "artificial grammar") in which humans and monkeys were exposed to sequences of nonsense words with regularities in the ordering relationships between the words...
April 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441355/-188-re-liposome-can-induce-mitochondrial-autophagy-and-reverse-drug-resistance-for-ovarian-cancer-from-bench-evidence-to-preliminary-clinical-proof-of-concept
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Chia-Ming Chang, Keng-Li Lan, Wen-Sheng Huang, Yi-Jang Lee, Te-Wei Lee, Chih-Hsien Chang, Chi-Mu Chuang
Despite standard treatment, about 70% of ovarian cancer will recur. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been implicated in the drug-resistance mechanism. Several drug resistance mechanisms have been proposed, and among these, autophagy plays a crucial role for the maintenance and tumorigenicity of CSCs. Compared to their differentiated counterparts, CSCs have been demonstrated to display a significantly higher level of autophagy flux. Moreover, mitophagy, a specific type of autophagy that selectively degrades excessive or damaged mitochondria, is shown to contribute to cancer progression and recurrence in several types of tumors...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441175/acceptability-and-use-of-a-dapivirine-vaginal-ring-in-a-phase-iii-trial
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Elizabeth T Montgomery, Ariane van der Straten, Miria Chitukuta, Krishnaveni Reddy, Kubashni Woeber, Millicent Atujuna, Linda-Gail Bekker, Juliane Etima, Teopista Nakyanzi, Ashley J Mayo, Ariana Katz, Nicole Laborde, Cynthia I Grossman, Lydia Soto-Torres, Thesla Palanee-Phillips, Jared M Baeten
BACKGROUND: The MTN-020/ASPIRE trial evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the dapivirine vaginal ring for prevention of HIV-1 infection among African women. A nested qualitative component was conducted at six of 15 study sites in Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa to evaluate acceptability of and adherence to the ring. METHOD: Qualitative study participants (n = 214) were interviewed with one of three modalities: single in-depth interview, up to three serial interviews or an exit Focus Group Discussion...
May 15, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441111/phase-ii-study-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-pembrolizumab-for-relapsed-refractory-classic-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Robert Chen, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Michelle A Fanale, Philippe Armand, Nathalie A Johnson, Pauline Brice, John Radford, Vincent Ribrag, Daniel Molin, Theodoros P Vassilakopoulos, Akihiro Tomita, Bastian von Tresckow, Margaret A Shipp, Yinghua Zhang, Alejandro D Ricart, Arun Balakumaran, Craig H Moskowitz
Purpose Hodgkin Reed-Sternberg cells harbor alterations in chromosome 9p24.1, leading to overexpression of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and PD-L2. Pembrolizumab, a programmed death 1-blocking antibody, demonstrated a high overall response rate (ORR) in patients with relapsed or refractory classic Hodgkin lymphoma (rrHL) in phase I testing. Methods KEYNOTE-087 ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier, NCT02453594) was a single-arm phase II study of pembrolizumab in three cohorts of patients with rrHL, defined on the basis of lymphoma progression after (1) autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) and subsequent brentuximab vedotin (BV); (2) salvage chemotherapy and BV, and thus, ineligible for ASCT because of chemoresistant disease; and (3) ASCT, but without BV after transplantation...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440417/increased-cd19-cd24-cd27-b-regulatory-cells-are-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-patients-with-type-i-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Min Yang, Changji Du, Yinping Wang, Jun Liu
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is characterized by dysregulated immune responses and is commonly associated with insulin resistance. However, the mechanism of insulin resistance in HT remains to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between the percentage of B regulatory lymphocytes (Bregs) and insulin resistance in patients with HT but with normal thyroid function (type I). A total of 59 patients with type I HT and 38 healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study...
April 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440287/sorption-of-nickel-ii-on-a-calcareous-aridisol-soil-china-batch-xps-and-exafs-spectroscopic-investigations
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Shirong Qiang, Bin Han, Xiaolan Zhao, Yunbo Yang, Dadong Shao, Ping Li, Jianjun Liang, Qiaohui Fan
The sorption of Ni(II) on a calcareous aridisol (CA) soil, one of the major soil types in northwestern China, was investigated using batch and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) approaches in a 0.01 mol/L NaClO4 solution at different pH values (6.0-10.0), temperatures (25-60 °C) and contact times (2-15 days). Under alkaline conditions, EXAFS analysis showed that the interatomic distances between Ni and O atoms (RNi-O) were approximately 2.04 Å with a typical coordination number (CN) of ~6...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440265/role-of-jun-amino-terminal-kinase-jnk-in-apoptosis-of-cavernosal-tissue-during-acute-phase-after-cavernosal-nerve-injury
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Won Hoon Song, Hwancheol Son, Soo Woong Kim, Jae-Seung Paick, Min Chul Cho
The present study aimed to identify which mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 or Jun amino-terminal kinase [JNK]) was involved in cavernosal apoptosis during the acute phase after cavernosal nerve crush injury (CNCI) in rats to ameliorate apoptosis of cavernosal tissue, such as smooth muscle (SM). A total of twenty 10-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided equally into two groups: sham surgery (S) and CNCI (I). The I group approximated the clinical situation of men undergoing radical prostatectomy using two 60-second compressions of both CNs with a microsurgical vascular clamp...
April 18, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439738/prospective-open-uncontrolled-phase-i-study-to-define-a-well-tolerated-dose-of-oral-artesunate-as-add-on-therapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-artic-m33-2
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Cornelia von Hagens, Ingeborg Walter-Sack, Maren Goeckenjan, Julia Osburg, Brigitte Storch-Hagenlocher, Serkan Sertel, Michael Elsässer, Bjoern Andrew Remppis, Lutz Edler, Judith Munzinger, Thomas Efferth, Andreas Schneeweiss, Thomas Strowitzki
PURPOSE: The antimalarial drug artesunate (ART) is a promising candidate for cancer treatment as it displays anticancer effects in various models. While in short-term treatment of malaria, an excellent safety profile has been found for ART, the potential long-term treatment of cancer patients demands a phase I dose-finding clinical trial determining the daily ART dose which would be well tolerated as add-on therapy. METHODS: Patients with metastatic breast cancer were to receive either 100 or 150 or 200 mg oral ART daily as add-on to their guideline-based oncological therapy for a study period of four weeks with frequent clinical and laboratory monitoring until 4-8 weeks thereafter...
April 24, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439675/a-pilot-study-assessing-the-efficacy-of-posterior-tibial-nerve-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-low-anterior-resection-syndrome
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V Vigorita, S Rausei, P Troncoso Pereira, I Trostchansky, A Ruano Poblador, E Moncada Iribarren, C Facal Alvarez, A de San Ildefonso Pereira, E Casal Núñez
BACKGROUND: Low anterior resection for rectal cancer often results in severe bowel dysfunction, specifically low anterior resection syndrome (LARS), with symptoms such as incontinence, urgency, and frequent bowel movements. Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) resulted in a high rate of success in patients with fecal incontinence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment with PTNS in LARS and to identify predictors of the outcome of the technique. METHODS: The study was conducted from May 2012 to April 2015 at the Alvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, University Hospital Complex of Vigo, Spain...
April 24, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439108/phase-i-trial-of-systemic-administration-of-edmonston-strain-of-measles-virus-genetically-engineered-to-express-the-sodium-iodide-symporter-in-patients-with-recurrent-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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A Dispenzieri, C Tong, B LaPlant, M Q Lacy, K Laumann, D Dingli, Y Zhou, M J Federspiel, M A Gertz, S Hayman, F Buadi, M O'Connor, V J Lowe, K-W Peng, S J Russell
MV-NIS is an Edmonston-lineage oncolytic measles virus expressing the human sodium-iodide symporter--a means for monitoring by noninvasive imaging of radioiodine. Patients with relapsed, refractory myeloma who had explored all other treatment options were eligible for this Phase I trial. Cohort 1 was treated with intravenous MV-NIS, and Cohort 2 received cyclophosphamide two days prior to MV-NIS. Thirty-two patients were treated. Cohort 1 initially enrolled to 4 dose-levels without reaching MTD and subsequently to 2 higher dose-levels when improved virus manufacture technology made it possible...
April 25, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439022/structure-of-a-protective-epitope-of-group-b-streptococcus-type-iii-capsular-polysaccharide
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Filippo Carboni, Roberto Adamo, Monica Fabbrini, Riccardo De Ricco, Vittorio Cattaneo, Barbara Brogioni, Daniele Veggi, Vittoria Pinto, Irene Passalacqua, Davide Oldrini, Rino Rappuoli, Enrico Malito, Immaculada Y Ros Margarit, Francesco Berti
Despite substantial progress in the prevention of group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease with the introduction of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, this pathogen remains a leading cause of neonatal infection. Capsular polysaccharide conjugate vaccines have been tested in phase I/II clinical studies, showing promise for further development. Mapping of epitopes recognized by protective antibodies is crucial for understanding the mechanism of action of vaccines and for enabling antigen design. In this study, we report the structure of the epitope recognized by a monoclonal antibody with opsonophagocytic activity and representative of the protective response against type III GBS polysaccharide...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438428/the-impact-of-stem-aberration-correction-on-materials-science
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Stephen J Pennycook
Over the last three decades the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) has gone from a specialized instrument for nanoscale analysis to the microscope of choice for atomic resolution imaging of materials, allowing incoherent high-angle annular dark field (Z-contrast) imaging, coherent phase contrast modes (conventional and annular bright field), electron energy loss and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. All signals are achieving atomic resolution and several are available simultaneously. This would not have been possible without the development of an aberration corrector for the STEM, spearheaded by Ondrej Krivanek in the late 1990s, which finally allowed the benefits of the STEM to translate from "in-principle" to actual daily practice...
March 18, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438336/distinct-cis-acting-regions-control-six6-expression-during-eye-field-and-optic-cup-stages-of-eye-formation
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Kelley L Ledford, Reyna I Martinez-De Luna, Matthew A Theisen, Karisa D Rawlins, Andrea S Viczian, Michael E Zuber
The eye field transcription factor, Six6, is essential for both the early (specification and proliferative growth) phase of eye formation, as well as for normal retinal progenitor cell differentiation. While genomic regions driving six6 optic cup expression have been described, the sequences controlling eye field and optic vesicle expression are unknown. Two evolutionary conserved regions 5' and a third 3' to the six6 coding region were identified, and together they faithfully replicate the endogenous X. laevis six6 expression pattern...
April 21, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438317/a-novel-chromatographic-approach-to-distinguish-gram-positive-from-gram-negative-bacteria-using-exogenous-volatile-organic-compound-metabolites
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Susana Ramírez-Guízar, Hannah Sykes, John D Perry, Edward C Schwalbe, Stephen P Stanforth, Ma Cristina I Perez-Perez, John R Dean
This paper utilized L-alanine aminopeptidase activity as a useful approach to distinguish between Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. This was done using two enzyme substrates, specifically 2-amino-N-phenylpropanamide and 2-amino-N-(4-methylphenyl)propanamide which liberated the volatile compounds aniline and p-toluidine, respectively. Two complementary analytical techniques have been used to identify and quantify the VOCs, specifically static headspace multicapillary column gas chromatography ion mobility spectrometry (SHS-MCC-GC-IMS) and headspace solid phase microextraction gas chromatography mass spectrometry (HS-SPME-GC-MS)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438313/analysis-of-the-metal-layer-thickness-influence-on-the-dispersion-characteristics-of-acoustic-waves-propagating-in-the-layered-piezoelectric-structure-me-aln-me-diamond
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S I Burkov, O P Zolotova, B P Sorokin
The paper presents the results of computer simulation of the acoustic waves propagation in piezoelectric layered structures based on diamond substrate under the influence of various metal film deposition. It has been observed that the maximum phase velocity change Δv/v is achieved with an "Au/(001) AlN/Au/(100) diamond" PLS configuration. However, if the acoustic impedance of the metal layer is greater than the acoustic impedance of the substrate, an elastic wave reflection can be observed, reducing the Δv/v quantities...
March 18, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438225/meta-analysis-of-the-parasitic-phase-traits-of-haemonchus-contortus-infection-in-sheep
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Mathilde Saccareau, Guillaume Sallé, Christèle Robert-Granié, Tom Duchemin, Philippe Jacquiet, Alexandra Blanchard, Jacques Cabaret, Carole R Moreno
BACKGROUND: The parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus shows highly variable life history traits. This highlights the need to have an average estimate and a quantification of the variation around it to calibrate epidemiological models. METHODS: This paper aimed to quantify the main life history traits of H. contortus and to identify explanatory factors affecting these traits using a powerful method based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of current literature...
April 24, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438067/gene-therapy-for-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-a-phase-i-study-using-gene-electrotransfer-to-muscle-with-the-integrin-inhibitor-plasmid-amep
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Iben Spanggaard, Karin Dahlstroem, Line Laessoee, Rasmus Hvass Hansen, Helle Hjorth Johannesen, Helle Westergren Hendel, Céline Bouquet, Pierre Attali, Julie Gehl
BACKGROUND: Gene electrotrotransfer describes the use of electric pulses to transfer DNA to cells. Particularly skeletal muscle has potential for systemic secretion of therapeutic proteins. Gene electrotransfer to muscle using the integrin inhibitor plasmid AMEP (Antiangiogenic MEtargidin Peptide) was investigated in a phase I dose escalation study. Primary objective was safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors, without further standard treatments available, were treated with once-only gene electrotransfer of plasmid AMEP to the femoral muscle...
April 25, 2017: Acta Oncologica
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