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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899403/meta-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-identifies-four-new-disease-specific-risk-loci
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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
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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
#3
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/esponsive-multifunctional-drug-delivery-nanoparticles-for-elastic-matrix-regenerative-repair
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
Adam W Beck, Art Sedrakyan, Jialin Mao, Maarit Venermo, Rumi Faizer, Sebastian Debus, Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Salvatore T Scali, Martin Altreuther, Marc Schermerhorn, Barry Beiles, Zoltán Szeberin, Nikolaj Eldrup, Gudmundur Danielsson, Ian Thomson, Pius F Wigger, Martin Björck, Jack L Cronenwett, Kevin Mani
BACKGROUND: -This project by the 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 during 2010-2013 were collected from 11 countries...
October 26, 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
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760350/stimulation-of-nipah-fusion-small-intradomain-changes-trigger-extensive-interdomain-rearrangements
#9
Priyanka Dutta, Ahnaf Siddiqui, Mohsen Botlani, Sameer Varma
Nipah is an emerging paramyxovirus that is of serious concern to human health. It invades host cells using two of its membrane proteins-G and F. G binds to host ephrins and this stimulates G to activate F. Upon activation, F mediates virus-host membrane fusion. Here we focus on mechanisms that underlie the stimulation of G by ephrins. Experiments show that G interacts with ephrin and F through separate sites located on two different domains, the receptor binding domain (RBD) and the F activation domain (FAD)...
October 18, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753847/ed-02-4-medical-therapy-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#10
Xiongjing Jiang
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an important cause of mortality in older adults. Most AAAs are asymptomatic and screening programs have been introduced to identify AAAs. There is currently some recommendations for medical optimisation of patients with AAA, such as anti-hypertension, statin, Anti-platelet therapy, B-blockade, et al. Some medical treatments to limit progression of small AAAs, which have examined the potential of targeting inflammation, proteolysis, the renin-angiotensin system, the coagulation system and sex hormones as approaches to limiting AAA pathogenesis are investigated as well as...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751893/optical-coherence-tomography-based-microangiography-provides-an-ability-to-longitudinally-image-arteriogenesis-in-vivo
#11
Yuandong Li, Woo June Choi, Wan Qin, Utku Baran, Lauren M Habenicht, Ruikang K Wang
BACKGROUND: Arteriogenesis describes the active growth of the pre-existing collateral arterioles, which is a crucial tissue-saving process in occlusive vascular diseases. NEW METHOD: We propose to use optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based microangiography (OMAG) to monitor arteriogenesis following artery transection in mouse ear and focal stroke in mouse brain. RESULTS: Our longitudinal mouse ear study shows that the growth phase of arteriogenesis, indicated by changes in collateral vessel diameter and velocity, occurs between 12 and 24h after vessel transection...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722820/downregulation-of-ruvbl1-inhibits-proliferation-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-g1-s-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-via-multiple-mechanisms
#12
Xiao-Shuai Yuan, Zhi-Tian Wang, Ye-Ji Hu, Fei-Chao Bao, Ping Yuan, Chong Zhang, Jin-Lin Cao, Wang Lv, Jian Hu
Lung cancer remains a leading cause of cancer-related mortality and morbidity worldwide, of which non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 80 %. RUVBL1 is a highly conserved eukaryotic AAA+ adenosine 5'-triphosphatase (ATPase) that has many functions highly relevant to cancer. We therefore attempted to determine the potential role of RUVBL1 in the biogenesis of lung adenocarcinoma and obtained some interesting results. Our study revealed that RUVBL1 expression was higher in lung adenocarcinoma specimens than in those of adjacent non-tumor tissues and in lung cancer cell lines than in normal lung cell lines...
October 10, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711408/complexes-of-ni-ii-and-cu-ii-with-small-peptides-deciding-whether-to-deprotonate
#13
Robert C Dunbar, Jonathan Martens, Giel Berden, Jos Oomens
The observed variety of metal-ion complexation sites offered by peptides reflects a basic tension between charge solvation of the ion by Lewis-basic chelating groups versus amide nitrogen deprotonation and formation of metal-nitrogen bonds. Gas-phase models of metal-ion coordination can illuminate the factors governing this choice in condensed-phase proteins and enzymes. Here, structures of gas-phase complexes of Ni(ii) and Cu(ii) with tri- and tetra-peptide ligands are mapped out using a combination of Infrared Multiple Photon Dissociation (IRMPD) spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT) computations...
September 29, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709077/correlation-between-pneumonitis-risk-in-radiation-oncology-and-lung-density-measured-with-x-ray-computed-tomography
#14
Abdulhamid Chaikh, Jacques Balosso
BACKGROUND: The risk of toxicity with radiation oncology for lung cancer limits the maximal radiation dose that can be delivered to thoracic tumors. This study aims at investigating the correlation between normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) and physical lung density by analyzing the computed tomography (CT) scan imaging used for radiotherapy dose planning. METHODS: Data from CT of lung cancer patients (n=10), treated with three dimensional radiotherapy, were selected for this study...
August 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694790/distance-of-the-alveolar-antral-artery-from-the-alveolar-crest-related-factors-and-surgical-considerations-in-sinus-floor-elevation
#15
P Varela-Centelles, M Loira-Gago, A Gonzalez-Mosquera, J-M Seoane-Romero, J-M Garcia-Martin, J Seoane
BACKGROUND: In a variable proportion of maxillary sinuses alveolar antral artery is located close to the residual ridge, increasing the chances for haemorrhagic complications during sinus floor elevation procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study of CBCT explorations performed for implant-treatment planning. The upper first molar area was selected for this study. The relative uncertainty (standard deviation of the measurement divided by its mean and expressed as a percentage from 0% to 100%) was chosen for determining the observational errors...
November 1, 2016: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685138/difference-in-dose-volumetric-data-between-the-analytical-anisotropic-algorithm-the-dose-to-medium-and-the-dose-to-water-reporting-modes-of-the-acuros-xb-for-lung-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
#16
Wambaka A Mampuya, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Yoshinori Hirose, Kenji Kitsuda, Takashi Ishigaki, Takashi Mizowaki, Masahiro Hiraoka
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the difference in dose-volumetric data between the analytical anisotropic algorithms (AAA) and the two dose reporting modes of the Acuros XB, namely, the dose to water (AXB_Dw) and dose to medium (AXB_Dm) in lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). Thirty-eight plans were generated using the AXB_Dm in Eclipse Treatment Planning System (TPS) and then recalculated with the AXB_Dw and AAA, using identical beam setup. A dose of 50 Gy in 4 fractions was prescribed to the isocenter and the planning target volume (PTV) D95%...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685114/on-the-use-of-a-convolution-superposition-algorithm-for-plan-checking-in-lung-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
#17
Nicholas Hardcastle, Bradley M Oborn, Annette Haworth
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) aims to deliver a highly conformal ablative dose to a small target. Dosimetric verification of SBRT for lung tumors presents a challenge due to heterogeneities, moving targets, and small fields. Recent software (M3D) designed for dosimetric verification of lung SBRT treatment plans using an advanced convolution-superposition algorithm was evaluated. Ten lung SBRT patients covering a range of tumor volumes were selected. 3D CRT plans were created using the XiO treatment planning system (TPS) with the superposition algorithm...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677245/evaluation-of-the-thrombus-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-preliminary-results
#18
Adam Łukasiewicz, Adam Garkowski, Katarzyna Rutka, Jacek Janica, Urszula Łebkowska
It is hypothesized that the degree of vascularization of the thrombus may have a significant impact on the rupture of aortic aneurysms. The presence of neovascularization of the vessel wall and mural thrombus has been confirmed only in histopathological studies. However, no non-invasive imaging technique of qualitative assessment of thrombus and neovascularization has been implemented so far. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been proposed as a feasible and minimally invasive technique for in vivo visualization of neovascularization in the evaluation of tumors and atherosclerotic plaques...
September 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665991/patient-specific-wall-stress-analysis-and-mechanical-characterization-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-using-4d-ultrasound
#19
E M J van Disseldorp, N J Petterson, M C M Rutten, F N van de Vosse, M R H M van Sambeek, R G P Lopata
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform wall stress analysis (WSA) using 4D ultrasound (US) in 40 patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The geometries and wall stress results were compared with computed tomography (CT) in seven patients. Additionally, the WSA models were calibrated using 4D motion estimation, resulting in patient specific material parameters that were compared among patients. METHODS: 4D-US images were acquired for 40 patients (AAA diameter 27-52 mm)...
September 22, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643007/ed-02-4-medical-therapy-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#20
Xiongjing Jiang
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an important cause of mortality in older adults. Most AAAs are asymptomatic and screening programs have been introduced to identify AAAs. There is currently some recommendations for medical optimisation of patients with AAA, such as anti-hypertension, statin, Anti-platelet therapy, B-blockade, et al. Some medical treatments to limit progression of small AAAs, which have examined the potential of targeting inflammation, proteolysis, the renin-angiotensin system, the coagulation system and sex hormones as approaches to limiting AAA pathogenesis are investigated as well as...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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