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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933054/high-stmn1-expression-is-associated-with-cancer-progression-and-chemo-resistance-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Pinjie Bao, Takehiko Yokobori, Bolag Altan, Misaki Iijima, Youko Azuma, Ryoichi Onozato, Toshiki Yajima, Akira Watanabe, Akira Mogi, Kimihiro Shimizu, Toshiteru Nagashima, Yoichi Ohtaki, Kai Obayashi, Seshiru Nakazawa, Tuya Bai, Reika Kawabata-Iwakawa, Takayuki Asao, Kyoichi Kaira, Masahiko Nishiyama, Hiroyuki Kuwano
BACKGROUND: Known as a microtubule-destabilizing protein, STMN1 (gene symbol: STMN1) regulates the dynamics of microtubules, cell cycle progress, and chemo-resistance against taxane agents. It is highly expressed in various human cancers and involved in cancer progression as well as poor prognosis. METHODS: Expression of STMN1 was examined by immunohistochemistry using FFPE tissue sections from 186 patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). Analysis of STMN1 suppression was performed for STMN1 small interfering RNA (siRNA)-transfected LSCC cell lines to determine the change in proliferation, invasive and apoptosis abilities, and paclitaxel sensitivity...
September 20, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932983/prevention-and-management-of-vascular-complications-in-middle-ear-and-cochlear-implant-surgery
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Filippo Di Lella, Maurizio Falcioni, Silvia Piccinini, Ilaria Iaccarino, Andrea Bacciu, Enrico Pasanisi, Davide Cerasti, Vincenzo Vincenti
The objective of this study is to illustrate prevention strategies and management of vascular complications from the jugular bulb (JB) and internal carotid artery (ICA) during middle ear surgery or cochlear implantation. The study design is retrospective case series. The setting is tertiary referral university hospital. Patients were included if presented pre- or intraoperative evidence of high-risk anatomical anomalies of ICA or JB during middle ear or cochlear implant surgery, intraoperative vascular injury, or revision surgery after the previous iatrogenic vascular lesions...
September 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932625/vascular-aging-implications-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-therapy
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Yohannes T Ghebre, Eduard Yakubov, Wing Tak Wong, Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Nazish Sayed, Andrew G Sikora, Mark D Bonnen
The incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease is highest among the elderly, in part, due to deleterious effects of advancing age on the heart and blood vessels. Aging, a known cardiovascular risk factor, is progressively associated with structural and functional changes to the vasculature including hemodynamic disturbance due to increased oxidative stress, premature cellular senescence and impairments in synthesis and/or secretion of endothelium-derived vasoactive molecules. These molecular and physiological changes lead to vessel wall stiffening and thickening, as well as other vascular complications that culminate to loss of vascular tone regulation and endothelial function...
December 2016: Translational Medicine: Current Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932354/cardiovascular-involvement-in-celiac-disease
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REVIEW
Edward J Ciaccio, Suzanne K Lewis, Angelo B Biviano, Vivek Iyer, Hasan Garan, Peter H Green
Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune response to ingestion of gluten protein, which is found in wheat, rye, and barley grains, and results in both small intestinal manifestations, including villous atrophy, as well as systemic manifestations. The main treatment for the disease is a gluten-free diet (GFD), which typically results in the restoration of the small intestinal villi, and restoration of other affected organ systems, to their normal functioning. In an increasing number of recently published studies, there has been great interest in the occurrence of alterations in the cardiovascular system in untreated CD...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932344/-a-pink-nodule-on-the-face
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Amina Kissou, Badredine Hassam
We report the case of a 32-year old female patient, with no notable medical history, requiring dermatology consultation for evaluation of a nodule on her right cheek which had evolved over the past 10 years. Clinical examination showed a reddish dermal-based nodule with a smooth surface. The lesion measured 1cm in diameter and was located at the level of the right cheek (A). There was no adenopathy and the remainder of the clinical examination was normal. The patient underwent skin biopsy which showed tumor proliferation composed of fusiform cells with poorly limited eosinophilic cytoplasm and lightly atypical elongated nuclei without mitosis and with mononuclear inflammatory cell infiltrate at the level of the dermis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931766/differences-in-the-genotype-frequency-of-the-rnf213-variant-in-patients-with-familial-moyamoya-disease-in-kyushu-japan
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Yuichiro Takamatsu, Ken Higashimoto, Toshiyuki Maeda, Masatou Kawashima, Muneaki Matsuo, Tatsuya Abe, Toshio Matsushima, Hidenobu Soejima
The p.R4810K (rs11273543, c.14429G > A) variant of the RNF213 gene is associated with increased risk of Moyamoya disease (MMD), which is an idiopathic progressive intracranial vascular steno-occlusive disease, in Asian populations. Numerous variant association studies for this MMD variant have been performed in Japan to date. Since another genetic study that utilized approximately 140,000 single nucleotide polymor (SNPs) has indicated that there still are genetic differences among mainland Japanese, there is a possibility that the variant distribution in patients with MMD and normal individuals varies between different Japanese regions...
September 21, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931540/review-on-the-secret-life-of-ion-channels-kv1-3-potassium-channels-and-cell-proliferation
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M Teresa Perez Garcia, Pilar Cidad, Jose R Lopez-Lopez
Kv1.3 channels are involved in the switch to proliferation of normally quiescent cells, being implicated in the control of cell cycle in many different cell types and in many different ways. They modulate membrane potential controlling K(+) fluxes, sense changes in potential and interact with many signaling molecules through their intracellular domains. From a mechanistic point of view, we can describe the role of Kv1.3 channels in proliferation with at least three different models. In the "membrane potential model", membrane hyperpolarization resulting from Kv1...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931519/beta-cell-replacement-in-mice-using-human-type-1-diabetes-nuclear-transfer-embryonic-stem-cells
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Lina Sui, Nichole Danzl, Sean R Campbell, Ryan Viola, Damian Williams, Yuan Xing, Yong Wang, Neil Phillips, Greg Poffenberger, Bjarki Johannesson, Jose Oberholzer, Alvin C Powers, Rudolph L Leibel, Xiaojuan Chen, Megan Sykes, Dieter Egli
Beta cells derived from stem cells hold great promise for cell replacement therapy for diabetes. Here we examine the ability of nuclear transfer embryonic stem cells (NT-ES) derived from a type 1 diabetes patient to differentiate into beta cells, and provide a source of autologous islets for cell replacement. NT-ES cells differentiate in vitro with an average efficiency of 55% into C-peptide-positive cells, expressing markers of mature beta cells, including MAFA and NKX6.1. Upon transplantation in immunodeficient mice, grafted cells form vascularized islet-like structures containing MAFA/C-peptide-positive cells...
September 20, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931323/near-infrared-spectroscopy-can-detect-differences-in-vascular-responsiveness-to-a-hyperglycaemic-challenge-in-individuals-with-obesity-compared-to-normal-weight-individuals
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Rogério Nogueira Soares, Raylene A Reimer, Zaid Alenezi, Patricia K Doyle-Baker, Juan Manuel Murias
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the near-infrared spectroscopy combined with vascular occlusion test technique could detect differences in vascular responsiveness during hyperglycaemia between normal-weight individuals and individuals with obesity. METHODS: A total of 16 normal-weight individuals (body mass index, 21.3 ± 1.7 kg/m(2)) and 13 individuals with obesity (body mass index, 34.4 ± 2.0 kg/m(2)) were submitted to five vascular occlusion tests (Pre, 30, 60, 90 and 120 min after glucose challenge)...
September 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931312/antidepressive-effects-of-environmental-enrichment-in-chronic-stress-induced-depression-in-rats
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Ho-Hyun Seong, Jong-Min Park, Youn-Jung Kim
Depression is caused by a variety of factors, especially stressful life events. Chronic stress-induced depression has detrimental effects on hippocampal integrity. Environmental enrichment (EE) is a beneficial intervention for improving anxiety, fear, and stress. We aimed to investigate the antidepressive effects of EE in a depressive rat model (DEP) that was subjected to chronic stress. The control group ( n = 10) was kept under normal conditions, while depressive rats ( n = 8 per group) were randomized into DEP, DEP + EE, and DEP + fluoxetine (Flx) groups...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931296/-translaminar-gradient-and-glaucoma
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J Čmelo
OBJECTIVE: The cribriform plate is a threshold of the intraocular pressure (VOT) and of the intracranial pressure (IKT). The difference between the VOT and IKT is referred to as translaminar gradient (TLG). The goal was to evaluate the Glaucoma progression (visual field, fundus examination, HRT) with / without topical anti-glaucomatous therapy) in relation to the TLG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: the significance of TLG has been studied in two groups. I. Group: 57 patients diagnosed and treatment of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (PGOU), 10 patients with Ocular hypertension (OH), 7 patients with Normal-Tension Glaucoma (NTG), and 75 healthy without glaucoma...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930962/attenuation-of-hemorrhage-associated-lung-injury-by-adjuvant-treatment-with-c23-an-oligopeptide-derived-from-cold-inducible-rna-binding-protein
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Fangming Zhang, Weng-Lang Yang, Max Brenner, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is an important cause of mortality. HS is associated with an elevated incidence of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome, significantly contributing to HS morbidity and mortality. Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) is released into the circulation during HS and can cause lung injury. C23 is a CIRP-derived oligopeptide that binds with high affinity to the CIRP receptor and inhibits CIRP-induced phagocyte secretion of TNF-α...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930197/red-blood-cell-eicosapentaenoic-acid-inversely-relates-to-mri-assessed-carotid-plaque-lipid-core-burden-in-elders-at-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Núria Bargalló, Rosa Gilabert, Edwin-Saúl Romero-Mamani, Montserrat Cofán, Philip C Calder, Montserrat Fitó, Dolores Corella, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Ramon Estruch, Emilio Ros, Aleix Sala-Vila
Supplemental marine omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has an anti-atherosclerotic effect. Clinical research on EPA supplied by the regular diet and atherosclerosis is scarce. In the framework of the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) trial, we conducted a cross-sectional study in 161 older individuals at high vascular risk grouped into different stages of carotid atherosclerosis severity, including those without ultrasound-detected atheroma plaque (n = 38), with plaques <2.0 mm thick (n = 65), and with plaques ≥2...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928850/spiral-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-rabbit-vx2-hepatic-tumors-treated-with-20-khz-ultrasound-and-microbubbles
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Zhi-Yong Shen, Chun Liu, Ming-Feng Wu, Hai-Feng Shi, Yu-Feng Zhou, Wei Zhuang, Gan-Lin Xia
The aim of the present study was to explore the therapeutic effect of 20 kHz ultrasound (US) and microbubbles (MBs) on rabbit VX2 liver tumors by spiral computed tomography (CT) scanning. A total of 16 New Zealand rabbits with hepatic VX2 tumors were divided into four groups: Control, MB, low-frequency US and US + MB. The treatment effect was evaluated by spiral CT scanning prior to, during and following treatment (at 0 weeks and the end of 1 and 2 weeks). The tumor growth rate was recorded. The specimens of VX2 tumors were collected for histological examination and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928809/nedd4-promotes-cell-growth-and-migration-via-pten-pi3k-akt-signaling-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Zhi-Jun Huang, Jun-Jun Zhu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Ewelina Biskup
The novel E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase neural precursor cell-expressed developmentally downregulated protein 4 (NEDD4) has been implicated as a crucial factor promoting the tumorigenesis of several types of cancer. The present study investigated the oncogenic role of NEDD4 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by targeted small interfering RNA silencing of the tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN). Using normal hepatocyte and HCC cell lines, the influence of NEDD4 depletion on proliferation and migration as well as on the PTEN/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase/protein kinase B signaling pathway was assessed...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928568/role-of-methylene-blue-in-the-maintenance-of-postinduction-hemodynamic-status-in-patients-with-perforation-peritonitis-a-pilot-study
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Muthapillai Senthilnathan, Anusha Cherian, Hemavathi Balachander, Nanda Kishore Maroju
CONTEXT: Methylene blue is an inhibitor of guanylate cyclase and hence prevents vasoplegia mediated by nitric oxide in patients with sepsis. AIMS: This study aimed to analyze the effect of methylene blue on blood pressure maintenance following induction of anesthesia in patients presenting with peritonitis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients diagnosed to have perforation peritonitis were randomized into two groups (Group MB, Group NS). Patients in Group MB were given injection methylene blue 2 mg/kg over 20 min and patients in Group NS were given 50 ml of normal saline over 20 min, before induction...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928122/discovery-and-preclinical-characterization-of-gsk1278863-daprodustat-a-small-molecule-hypoxia-inducible-factor-hif-prolyl-hydroxylase-inhibitor-for-anemia
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Jennifer L Ariazi, Kevin J Duffy, David F Adams, Duke M Fitch, Lusong Luo, Melissa Pappalardi, Mangatt Biju, Erin Hugger DiFilippo, Tony Shaw, Ken Wiggall, Connie Erickson-Miller
Decreased erythropoietin (EPO) production, shortened erythrocyte survival, and other factors reducing the response to EPO contribute to anemia in patients with a variety of underlying pathologies such as chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment with recombinant human EPO (rHuEPO) at supraphysiological concentrations has proven to be efficacious. However, it does not ameliorate the condition in all patients and presents its own risks, including cardiovascular complications. The transcription factors hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)1α and HIF2α control the physiological response to hypoxia and invoke a program of increased erythropoeisis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928080/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-driving-aberrant-keratin-expression-pattern-contributes-to-the-pathogenesis-of-psoriasis
#18
Man Jiang, Bing Li, Jieyu Zhang, Lei Hu, Erle Dang, Gang Wang
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease severely affecting patients' physical and psychological well-being. Aberrant keratin expression in psoriasis plays a crucial role in keratinocyte dysfunction and disease development. Little is yet known about the mechanism of this keratin dysregulation. VEGF (Vascular endothelial growth factor) is significantly elevated in psoriatic patients and VEGFRs are detected on keratinocytes, leading to our hypothesis that this keratin dysregulation may be regulated by VEGF...
September 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928059/garlic-extract-increases-non-clipped-kidney-tubular-natriuresis-and-diuresis-in-the-2-kidney-1-clip-rat-model-significance-in-hypertension
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Khaled K Al-Qattan, Martha Thomson, Muslim Ali
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin II (AngII) is a potent modulator of vascular tone and renal clearance function. Raw garlic aqueous extract (RGAE) inhibits angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) dipeptidase activity and therefore AngII generation in the 2-kidney, 1-clip rat model (2K-1Cr). OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of RGAE on the non-clipped kidney clearance function and blood pressure (BP) in the 2 K-1Cr. METHOD: 2K-1Cr were anesthetized, cannulated and instrumentalized and the acute effect during the first hour post-administration of a single intravenous dose of RGAE (30mg/100gb...
September 12, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927471/a-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-genetic-variant-is-associated-with-improved-ventricular-function-and-transplant-free-survival-after-surgery-for-non-syndromic-chd
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Constantine D Mavroudis, Daniel Seung Kim, Nancy Burnham, Alexandra H Morss, Jerry H Kim, Amber A Burt, David R Crosslin, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Elaine H Zackai, Meryl S Cohen, Susan C Nicolson, Thomas L Spray, Ian B Stanaway, Deborah A Nickerson, Mark W Russell, Hakon Hakonarson, Gail P Jarvik, J William Gaynor
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that the minor alleles of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) single-nucleotide polymorphism rs833069 and superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2) single-nucleotide polymorphism rs2758331 are both associated with improved transplant-free survival after surgery for CHD in infants, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. We hypothesised that one or both of these minor alleles are associated with better systemic ventricular function, resulting in improved survival...
September 20, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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