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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102317/time-resolved-neutron-scattering-provides-new-insight-into-protein-substrate-processing-by-a-aaa-unfoldase
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Ziad Ibrahim, Anne Martel, Martine Moulin, Henry S Kim, Michael Härtlein, Bruno Franzetti, Frank Gabel
We present a combination of small-angle neutron scattering, deuterium labelling and contrast variation, temperature activation and fluorescence spectroscopy as a novel approach to obtain time-resolved, structural data individually from macromolecular complexes and their substrates during active biochemical reactions. The approach allowed us to monitor the mechanical unfolding of a green fluorescent protein model substrate by the archaeal AAA+ PAN unfoldase on the sub-minute time scale. Concomitant with the unfolding of its substrate, the PAN complex underwent an energy-dependent transition from a relaxed to a contracted conformation, followed by a slower expansion to its initial state at the end of the reaction...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087488/cathepsin-k-targeted-sub-micron-particles-for-regenerative-repair-of-vascular-elastic-matrix
#2
Brenton Jennewine, Jonathan Fox, Anand Ramamurthi
: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) involve slow dilation and weakening of the aortic wall due to breakdown of structural matrix components, such as elastic fibers by chronically overexpressed matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), primarily, MMPs-2 and -9. Auto-regenerative repair of disrupted elastic fibers by smooth muscle cells (SMCs) at the AAA site is intrinsically poor and together with chronic proteolysis prevents restoration of elastin homeostasis, necessary to enable AAA growth arrest or regression to a healthy state...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079254/pharmacological-treatment-of-vascular-risk-factors-for-reducing-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#3
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Lindsay Robertson, Edmond Atallah, Gerard Stansby
BACKGROUND: Pharmacological prophylaxis has been proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in individuals with atherosclerotic occlusive arterial disease. However, the role of prophylaxis in individuals with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains unclear. Several studies have shown that despite successful repair, those people with AAA have a poorer rate of survival than healthy controls. People with AAA have an increased prevalence of coronary heart disease and risk of cardiovascular events...
January 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048599/su-f-t-400-clinical-comparison-of-an-imrt-plan-computed-with-four-algorithms
#4
J Barbiere, A Ndlovu
PURPOSE: This work demonstrates clinical differences in a prostate IMRT plan DVH depending on which of four common algorithms is used for computation. Previous comparisons were often based on simple static or re-optimized IMRT plans which may not be clearly indicative of the clinical end result due solely to the computation algorithm. METHODS: A step and shoot prostate multiple field IMRT plan was created in Pinnacle with a Collapsed Cone Convolution Superposition (CCCS) algorithm...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048385/su-g-brc-07-evaluation-of-aaa-focal-spot-size-for-srs-planning-using-end-to-end-dosimetric-data
#5
S Gardner, A Doemer, B Miller, N Wen, I Chetty
PURPOSE: To use end-to-end dosimetric measurements with Gafchromic film to evaluate the effects of focal spot size parameter for small-field dose calculations using AAA for SRS lesions. METHODS: A total of 13 plans, corresponding to 7 patients previously treated with cranial SRS, were analyzed in this study (target volume range:[0.67cc,13.9cc]). The plans included DCA delivery (4 plans total) and VMAT delivery (9 plans total). All plans were mapped to a solid water phantom (15 cm thickness; isocenter and film plane at 7...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048314/su-d-204-07-retrospective-correlation-of-dose-accuracy-with-regions-of-local-failure-for-early-stage-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
#6
S Devpura, H Li, C Liu, C Fraser, M Ajlouni, B Movsas, I Chetty
PURPOSE: To correlate dose distributions computed using six algorithms for recurrent early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), with outcome (local failure). METHODS: Of 270 NSCLC patients treated with 12Gyx4, 20 were found to have local recurrence prior to the 2-year time point. These patients were originally planned with 1-D pencil beam (1-D PB) algorithm. 4D imaging was performed to manage tumor motion...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048103/su-g-brc-11-impact-of-dose-calculation-algorithms-on-lung-sbrt-treatments
#7
J Rosenfield, X Yang, X Dong, E Elder, K Higgins, A Dhabaan
PURPOSE: To investigate potential dosimetrical differences between the Acuros XB (AXB) and AAA dose calculation algorithms, with a specific focus on lung SBRT treatments involving inherently high degrees of anatomical heterogeneity, small field sizes, and varying tumor locations relative to critical structures. METHODS: A cohort of 20 SBRT patients treated in our clinic was selected to include varying lung tumor locations. For each patient, the Eclipse treatment planning system was employed to generate a lung SBRT plan using the AXB dose calculation algorithm, in addition to the AAA plan previously calculated for clinical use...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047854/su-f-t-574-mlc-based-srs-beam-commissioning-minimum-target-size-investigation
#8
R Zakikhani, C Able
PURPOSE: To implement a MLC accelerator based SRS program using small fields down to 1 cm × 1 cm and to determine the smallest target size safe for clinical treatment. METHODS: Computerized beam scanning was performed in water using a diode detector and a linac-head attached transmission ion chamber to characterize the small field dosimetric aspects of a 6 MV photon beam (Trilogy-Varian Medical Systems, Inc.). The output factors, PDD and profiles of field sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 cm(2) were measured and utilized to create a new treatment planning system (TPS) model (AAA ver 11021)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047648/su-g-tep2-08-evaluation-of-plastic-scintillator-detector-for-small-field-stereotactic-patient-specific-quality-assurance
#9
Y Qin, S Gardner, Y Huang, J Kim, N Wen, I Chetty
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of a commercial plastic scintillator detector (PSD) for small-field stereotactic patient-specific quality assurance using flattening-filter-free (FFF) beams. METHODS: A total of ten spherical targets (volume range:[0.03cc-2cc]) were planned using Dynamic Conformal Arc(DCA-10 plans) and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy(VMAT-10 plans) techniques in Eclipse(AAA v.11, 1mm dose calculation grid size). Additionally, 15 previously-treated cranial and spine SRS plans were evaluated (6 DCA, 9 VMAT, volume range:[0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047087/su-f-sps-01-accuracy-of-the-small-field-dosimetry-using-acuros-xb-and-aaa-dose-calculation-algorithms-of-eclipse-treatment-planning-system-within-and-beyond-heterogeneous-media-for-trubeam-2-0-unit
#10
G Codel, E Serin, P Pacaci, E Sanli, M Cebe, H Mabhouti, M Doyuran, E Kucukmorkoc, N Kucuk, A Altinok, D Canoglu, H Acar, H Caglar Ozkok
PURPOSE: In this study, the comparison of dosimetric accuracy of Acuros XB and AAA algorithms were investigated for small radiation fields incident on homogeneous and heterogeneous geometries METHODS: Small open fields of Truebeam 2.0 unit (1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4 fields) were used for this study. The fields were incident on homogeneous phantom and in house phantom containing lung, air, and bone inhomogeneities. Using the same film batch, the net OD to dose calibration curve was obtaine dusing Trubeam 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046965/su-f-p-39-end-to-end-validation-of-a-6-mv-high-dose-rate-photon-beam-configured-for-eclipse-aaa-algorithm-using-golden-beam-data-for-sbrt-treatments-using-rapidarc
#11
M Ferreyra, F Salinas Aranda, D Dodat, R Sansogne, S Arbiser
PURPOSE: To use end-to-end testing to validate a 6 MV high dose rate photon beam, configured for Eclipse AAA algorithm using Golden Beam Data (GBD), for SBRT treatments using RapidArc. METHODS: Beam data was configured for Varian Eclipse AAA algorithm using the GBD provided by the vendor. Transverse and diagonals dose profiles, PDDs and output factors down to a field size of 2×2 cm2 were measured on a Varian Trilogy Linac and compared with GBD library using 2% 2mm 1D gamma analysis...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046216/su-f-p-47-estimation-of-skin-dose-by-performing-the-measurements-on-cylindrical-phantom
#12
S Bosma, M Sanders, P Aryal
PURPOSE: To evaluate the skin dose by performing the measurements on cylindrical phantom with 6X beam. METHODS: A cylindrical phantom was used to best model a patient surface. The source to surface distance (SSD) was 100 cm at phantom surface along central axis (CAX). The EBT2 films were cut into 2×2 cm2 pieces. Each piece of film was placed at CAX on phantom surface for each measurement at 0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, and 90° gantry angles for field sizes of 5×5, 10×10, 15×15, and 20×20 cm(2) respectively...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899403/meta-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-identifies-four-new-disease-specific-risk-loci
#13
Gregory T Jones, Gerard Tromp, Helena Kuivaniemi, Solveig Gretarsdottir, Annette F Baas, Betti Giusti, Ewa Strauss, Femke N van 't Hof, Thomas Webb, Robert Erdman, Marylyn D Ritchie, James R Elmore, Anurag Verma, Sarah Pendergrass, Iftikhar J Kullo, Zi Ye, Peggy L Peissig, Omri Gottesman, Shefali S Verma, Jennifer Malinowski, Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Kenneth Borthwick, Diane T Smelser, David R Crosslin, Mariza de Andrade, Evan J Ryer, Catherine A McCarty, Erwin P Bottinger, Jennifer A Pacheco, Dana C Crawford, David S Carrell, Glenn S Gerhard, David P Franklin, David J Carey, Victoria L Phillips, Michael J Williams, Wenhua Wei, Ross Blair, Andrew A Hill, Thodur M Vasudevan, David R Lewis, Ian A Thomson, Jo Krysa, Geraldine B Hill, Justin Roake, Tony R Merriman, Grzegorz Oszkinis, Silvia Galora, Claudia Saracini, Rosanna Abbate, Raffaele Pulli, Carlo Pratesi, Athanasios Saratzis, Anna Verissimo, Suzannah J Bumpstead, Stephen A Badger, Rachel E Clough, Gillian W Cockerill, Hany Hafez, D J Scott, T S Futers, Simon P Romaine, Katherine Bridge, Kathryn J Griffin, Marc A Bailey, Alberto Smith, Matt M Thompson, Frank van Bockxmeer, Stefan E Matthiasson, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Jan D Blankensteijn, Joep A Teijink, Cisca Wijmenga, Jacqueline de Graaf, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Jes S Lindholt, Anne E Hughes, Declan T Bradley, Kathleen Stirrups, Jonathan Golledge, Paul E Norman, Janet T Powell, Steve E Humphries, Stephen E Hamby, Alison H Goodall, Christopher P Nelson, Natzi Sakalihasan, Audrey Courtois, Robert E Ferrell, Per Eriksson, Lasse Folkersen, Anders Franco-Cereceda, John D Eicher, Andrew D Johnson, Christer Betsholtz, Arno Ruusalepp, Oscar Franzén, Eric Schadt, Johan L Björkegren, Leonard Lipovich, Anne M Drolet, Eric Verhoeven, Clark J Zeebregts, Robert H Geelkerken, Marc R van Sambeek, Steven M van Sterkenburg, Jean-Paul P de Vries, Kari Stefansson, John R Thompson, Paul I de Bakker, Panos Deloukas, Robert D Sayers, Seamus Harrison, Andre M van Rij, Nilesh J Samani, Matthew J Bown
RATIONALE: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a complex disease with both genetic and environmental risk factors. Together, 6 previously identified risk loci only explain a small proportion of the heritability of AAA. OBJECTIVE: To identify additional AAA risk loci using data from all available genome-wide association studies (GWAS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Through a meta-analysis of 6 GWAS datasets and a validation study totalling 10,204 cases and 107,766 controls we identified 4 new AAA risk loci: 1q32...
November 29, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895781/9-aaa-inhibits-growth-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-melanoma-a375-and-rat-prostate-adenocarcinoma-at-2-and-mat-lylu-cell-lines-but-does-not-affect-the-growth-and-viability-of-normal-fibroblasts
#14
Włodzimierz Korohoda, Anna Hapek, Monika Pietrzak, Damian Ryszawy, Zbigniew Madeja
The present study found that, similarly to 5-fluorouracil, low concentrations (1-10 µM) of 9-aminoacridine (9-AAA) inhibited the growth of the two rat prostate cancer AT-2 and Mat-LyLu cell lines and the human melanoma A375 cell line. However, at the same concentrations, 9-AAA had no effect on the growth and apoptosis of normal human skin fibroblasts (HSFs). The differences between the cellular responses of the AT-2 and Mat-LyLu cell lines, which differ in malignancy, were found to be relatively small compared with the differences between normal HSFs and the cancer cell lines...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887857/a-potential-contribution-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-by-the-mediation-of-monocyte-differentiation-in-the-development-and-progression-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#15
Hsin-Ying Lu, Chun-Yao Huang, Chun-Ming Shih, Yi-Wen Lin, Chein-Sung Tsai, Feng-Yen Lin, Chun-Che Shih
OBJECTIVE: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are characterized by the destruction of elastin and collagen in the media and adventitia. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4, an adipokine known as CD26) influences cell signaling, cell-matrix interactions, and the regulation of the functional activity of incretins in metabolic and inflammatory disorders. Although the role of DPP-4 in AAA evolution has been demonstrated, the underlying mechanisms of DPP-4-regulated AAA development remains unknown...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884774/magnetically-responsive-multifunctional-drug-delivery-nanoparticles-for-elastic-matrix-regenerative-repair
#16
Balakrishnan Sivaraman, Ganesh Swaminathan, Lee Moore, Jonathan Fox, Dhruv Seshadri, Shataakshi Dahal, Ivan Stoilov, Maciej Zborowski, Robert Mecham, Anand Ramamurthi
: Arresting or regressing growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), localized expansions of the abdominal aorta are contingent on inhibiting chronically overexpressed matrix metalloproteases (MMPs)-2 and -9 that disrupt elastic matrix within the aortic wall, concurrent with providing a stimulus to augmenting inherently poor auto-regeneration of these matrix structures. In a recent study we demonstrated that localized, controlled and sustained delivery of doxycycline (DOX; a tetracycline-based antibiotic) from poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs), enhances elastic matrix deposition and MMP-inhibition at a fraction of the therapeutically effective oral dose...
November 21, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884711/patients-with-small-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-are-at-significant-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-this-risk-is-not-addressed-sufficiently
#17
M F Bath, A Saratzis, M Saedon, D Sidloff, R Sayers, M J Bown
BACKGROUND: Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are at significant risk of cardiovascular (CV) events. Recent implementation of AAA-screening means thousands of patients are now diagnosed with small-AAA; however, CV risk factors are not always addressed. This study aimed at assessing and quantifying the CV characteristics of patients with small AAA following the introduction of screening programmes. METHODS: CV profiles of 384 men with a small AAA (<55 mm diameter) were assessed through the United Kingdom Aneurysm Growth Study (UKAGS), a nationwide prospective cohort study of men with small AAA...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793513/decreasing-prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-and-changes-in-cardiovascular-risk-factors
#18
Sven-Erik Persson, Kurt Boman, Anders Wanhainen, Bo Carlberg, Conny Arnerlöv
OBJECTIVE: A significant reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease, including abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), has been observed in the past decades. In this study, a small but geographically well defined and carefully characterized population, previously screened for AAA and risk factors, was re-examined 11 years later. The aim was to study the reduction of AAA prevalence and associated factors. METHODS: All men and women aged 65 to 75 years living in the Norsjö municipality in northern Sweden in January 2010 were invited to an ultrasound examination of the abdominal aorta, registration of body parameters and cardiovascular risk factors, and blood sampling...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784712/variations-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-care-a-report-from-the-international-consortium-of-vascular-registries
#19
Adam W Beck, Art Sedrakyan, Jialin Mao, Maarit Venermo, Rumi Faizer, Sebastian Debus, Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Salvatore Scali, Martin Altreuther, Marc Schermerhorn, Barry Beiles, Zoltan Szeberin, Nikolaj Eldrup, Gudmundur Danielsson, Ian Thomson, Pius Wigger, Martin Björck, Jack L Cronenwett, Kevin Mani
BACKGROUND: This project by the ICVR (International Consortium of Vascular Registries), a collaboration of 11 vascular surgical quality registries, was designed to evaluate international variation in the contemporary management of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with relation to recommended treatment guidelines from the Society for Vascular Surgery and the European Society for Vascular Surgery. METHODS: Registry data for open and endovascular AAA repair (EVAR) during 2010 to 2013 were collected from 11 countries...
December 13, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782735/evaluation-of-the-dose-calculation-accuracy-for-small-fields-defined-by-jaw-or-mlc-for-aaa-and-acuros-xb-algorithms
#20
Antonella Fogliata, Francesca Lobefalo, Giacomo Reggiori, Antonella Stravato, Stefano Tomatis, Marta Scorsetti, Luca Cozzi
PURPOSE: Small field measurements are challenging, due to the physical characteristics coming from the lack of charged particle equilibrium, the partial occlusion of the finite radiation source, and to the detector response. These characteristics can be modeled in the dose calculations in the treatment planning systems. Aim of the present work is to evaluate the MU calculation accuracy for small fields, defined by jaw or MLC, for anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) and Acuros XB algorithms, relative to output measurements on the beam central axis...
October 2016: Medical Physics
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