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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441386/graft-derived-cell-free-dna-a-noninvasive-early-rejection-and-graft-damage-marker-in-liver-transplantation-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-cohort-study
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Ekkehard Schütz, Anna Fischer, Julia Beck, Markus Harden, Martina Koch, Tilo Wuensch, Martin Stockmann, Björn Nashan, Otto Kollmar, Johannes Matthaei, Philipp Kanzow, Philip D Walson, Jürgen Brockmöller, Michael Oellerich
BACKGROUND: Graft-derived cell-free DNA (GcfDNA), which is released into the blood stream by necrotic and apoptotic cells, is a promising noninvasive organ integrity biomarker. In liver transplantation (LTx), neither conventional liver function tests (LTFs) nor immunosuppressive drug monitoring are very effective for rejection monitoring. We therefore hypothesized that the quantitative measurement of donor-derived cell-free DNA (cfDNA) would have independent value for the assessment of graft integrity, including damage from acute rejection...
April 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441150/long-non-coding-rnas-in-leukemia-biology-and-clinical-impact
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Tim Lammens, Kaat Durinck, Annelynn Wallaert, Frank Speleman, Pieter Van Vlierberghe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the last years, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as putative regulators of malignant hematopoietic development. Here, we review recent literature on the involvement of lncRNAs in leukemia, including their role in driving or sustaining disease and their potential impact on diagnosis, classification, and prognosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Leukemogenesis is a complex process resulting from the accumulation of multiple genetic alterations...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441008/simultaneous-detection-of-dual-prostate-specific-antigens-using-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-based-immunoassay-for-accurate-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer
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Ziyi Cheng, Namhyun Choi, Rui Wang, Sangyeop Lee, Kyung Chul Moon, Soo-Young Yoon, Lingxin Chen, Jaebum Choo
Accurate analysis of specific biomarkers in clinical serum is essential for early diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Here, a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based immunoassay, using magnetic beads and SERS nano tags, was developed for the determination of free to total (f/t) prostate specific antigen (PSA) ratio to improve the diagnostic performance of prostate cancer. To assess the clinical applicability of the proposed method, SERS-based assays for the simultaneous detection of dual PSA markers, free PSA (f-PSA) and complexed PSA (c-PSA), were performed for clinical samples in the gray zone between 4...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440497/mir%C3%A2-27a-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-colorectal-cancer-by-targeting-fam172a-and-acts-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker
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Wenjun Liu, Kai Qian, Xing Wei, Haijun Deng, Bei Zhao, Qing Chen, Jinqian Zhang, Hao Liu
Accumulating evidence shows that mircroRNAs (miRNAs) play a crucial role in the development of colorectal cancer. In our previous study, FAM172A was demonstrated to be a novel tumor suppressor gene in CRC. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to identify whether the miR‑27a could be a diagnostic and prognostic marker and the regulatory relationships between miR‑27a and FAM172A. We demonstrated high levels of miR‑27a expression in tissues of patients with CRC as well as in CRC cell lines. There was a positive correlation between the levels of miR‑27a and the poor overall survival of patients with CRC...
April 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440475/a-nine-mirna-signature-as-a-potential-diagnostic-marker-for-breast-carcinoma-an-integrated-study-of-1-110-cases
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Dan-Dan Xiong, Jun Lv, Kang-Lai Wei, Zhen-Bo Feng, Ji-Tian Chen, Ke-Cheng Liu, Gang Chen, Dian-Zhong Luo
Growing evidence indicates that microRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in the initiation and progression of breast carcinoma (BC) and are promising diagnostic biomarkers. In the present study, we aimed to identify a multi-marker miRNA pool with high diagnostic performance for BC. We collected miRNA expression profiles of BC samples and normal breast tissues from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and screened differentially expressed miRNAs by conducting two‑sample t-tests and by calculating log2 fold-change (log2FC) ratios...
April 25, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440464/proteomic-profiling-of-mdx-4cv-serum-reveals-highly-elevated-levels-of-the-inflammation-induced-plasma-marker-haptoglobin-in-muscular-dystrophy
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Sandra Murphy, Paul Dowling, Margit Zweyer, Michael Henry, Paula Meleady, Rustam R Mundegar, Dieter Swandulla, Kay Ohlendieck
X-linked muscular dystrophy is caused by primary abnormalities in the Dmd gene and is characterized by the almost complete loss of the membrane cytoskeletal protein dystrophin, which triggers sarcolemmal instability, abnormal calcium homeostasis, increased proteolysis and impaired excitation‑contraction coupling. In addition to progressive necrosis, crucial secondary pathologies are represented by myofibrosis and the invasion of immune cells in damaged muscle fibres. In order to determine whether these substantial changes within the skeletal musculature are reflected by an altered rate of protein release into the circulatory system or other plasma fluctuations, we used label‑free mass spectrometry to characterize serum from the mdx‑4cv model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440443/microrna-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-novel-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers
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Yan Wang, Jinnan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Donglin Wang, Wenduan Ma, Shengtao Shang, Chao Feng, Haixin Yu
The aim of the present study was to identify more effective molecular diagnostic biomarkers for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The non‑coding RNA profile GSE43732, generated from 238 paired frozen tissues from 119 patients, was analyzed. Raw data were preprocessed and the differentially expressed miRNAs were screened by limma package with log2 fold change >2. Prognosis‑associated miRNAs were identified using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) and Kaplan-Meier (KM) curve analysis. miRNAs with an area under the ROC curve of ≥0...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440429/cathepsin%C3%A2-b-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-in-a-middle-east-population-potential-value-as-a-tumor-biomarker-for-late-disease-stages
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Maha-Hamadien Abdulla, Mansoor-Ali Valli-Mohammed, Khayal Al-Khayal, Abdulmalik Al Shkieh, Ahmad Zubaidi, Rehan Ahmad, Khalid Al-Saleh, Omar Al-Obeed, James McKerrow
Cathepsin B (CTSB), is a cysteine protease belonging to the cathepsin (Clan CA) family. The diagnostic and prognostic significance of increased CTSB in the serum of cancer patients have been evaluated for some tumor types. CTSB serum and protein levels have also been reported previously in colorectal cancer (CRC) with contradictory results. The aim of the present study was to investigate CTSB expression in CRC patients and the association of CTSB expression with various tumor stages in a Middle East population...
April 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440247/circulating-biomarkers-in-glaucoma-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-diabetic-retinopathy
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Madhu Nath, Nabanita Halder, Thirumurthy Velpandian
Biomarkers to predict the altering physiological conditions over the period leading toward the ocular disorders are of major importance in therapeutics. Isolation and validation of the biomarkers specific to ocular diseases are a challenging task. Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease of the eye where the correlation of biomarkers in circulating fluid may be made specific for the eye. However, conditions such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (DR), circulating biomarkers might be having some degree of overlap with other conditions like cancer where a common factor such as angiogenesis is involved...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440026/mir-148b-inhibits-glycolysis-in-gastric-cancer-through-targeting-slc2a1
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Xiangfu Ding, Jingjing Liu, Tianzhou Liu, Zhiming Ma, Dacheng Wen, Jiaming Zhu
Although the molecular biology of GC has been well characterized, early diagnostic biomarkers and effective therapeutic options in gastric cancer are still under investigation. Here, we found that miR-148b expression decreased in human gastric cancer tissues compared with matched adjacent nontumor tissues by q-PCR analysis and in situ hybridization. Further investigation revealed that overexpression of miR-148b limited glycolysis including glucose consumption, lactate production in gastric cancer cell lines BGC-823 and MKN45...
April 24, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439829/cell-free-urinary-micrornas-expression-in-small-scale-experiments
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Ludek Zavesky, Eva Jandakova, Radovan Turyna, Daniela Duskova, Lucie Langmeierova, Vit Weinberger, Lubos Minar, Ales Horinek, Milada Kohoutova
Cell-free microRNAs (miRNAs) have become one of the novel promising diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for various diseases recently. Blood serum and plasma along with urine are the most common sources of clinically well, almost noninvasively available samples containing various types of miRNAs. Here, we present a protocol for a small-scale study investigating expression of several candidate miRNAs. Small-scale experiments may be worth investigating in cases where no information is available on miRNAs expression in particular diseases, for validation of previously published miRNAs with promising diagnostic potential, particularly in situations where follow-up study is aimed at validating miRNAs coming from array or NGS experiments, or where funding for these large-scale experiments is not available...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439692/the-presence-and-prognostic-significance-of-human-papillomavirus-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-larynx
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Evren Erkul, Ismail Yilmaz, Gizem Narli, Mustafa Alparslan Babayigit, Atila Gungor, Dilaver Demirel
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of HPV in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma and correlate it with patients' clinicopathological data. In total, 78 laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma patients enrolled in this study. The presence of genotype-specific HPV DNA was evaluated using Genotyping Assay in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue which was diagnosed between 2005 and 2015. All samples were also evaluated for p16 immunohistochemical staining. HPV DNA and p16 status were assessed in terms of location, smoking, alcohol consumption, lymph node status, tumor stage, overall survival, disease-free survival, perineural invasion, and vascular invasion retrospectively...
April 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439048/faecal-volatile-organic-compounds-analysis-using-field-asymmetric-ion-mobility-spectrometry-non-invasive-diagnostics-in-paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Nora van Gaal, Rozanne Lakenman, James Covington, Richard Savage, Evelien de Groot, Marije Bomers, Marc Benninga, Chris Mulder, Nanne de Boer, Tim de Meij
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), remains challenging to diagnose. Diagnostic work up carries a high burden, especially in paediatric patients, due to invasive endoscopic procedures. IBD is associated with alterations in intestinal microbiota composition. Faecal volatile organic compounds (VOCs) reflect gut microbiota composition. Aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of faecal VOC profiling as non-invasive diagnostic biomarker for paediatric IBD...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438806/emerging-affinity-based-proteomic-technologies-for-large-scale-plasma-profiling-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
J Gustav Smith, Robert E Gerszten
Plasma biomarkers that reflect molecular states of the cardiovascular system are central for clinical decision making. Routinely used plasma biomarkers include troponins, natriuretic peptides, and lipoprotein particles, yet interrogate only a modest subset of pathways relevant to cardiovascular disease. Systematic profiling of a larger portion of circulating plasma proteins (the plasma proteome) will provide opportunities for unbiased discovery of novel markers to improve diagnostic or predictive accuracy. In addition, proteomic profiling may inform pathophysiological understanding and point to novel therapeutic targets...
April 25, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438163/enhanced-status-of-inflammation-and-endothelial-activation-in-subjects-with-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-and-their-related-unaffected-family-members-a-case-control-study
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Thuhairah Rahman, Nur Suhana Hamzan, Atiqah Mokhsin, Radzi Rahmat, Zubin Othman Ibrahim, Rafezah Razali, Malathi Thevarajah, Hapizah Nawawi
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) leads to premature coronary artery diseases (CAD) which pathophysiologically can be measured by inflammation, endothelial activation and oxidative stress status. However, the status of these biomarkers among related unaffected relatives of FH cases and whether FH is an independent predictor of these biomarkers have not been well established. Thus, this study aims to (1) compare the biomarkers of inflammation, endothelial activation and oxidative stress between patients with FH, their related unaffected relatives (RUC) and normolipaemic subjects (NC) (2)determine whether FH is an independent predictor of these biomarkers...
April 24, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438138/accuracy-of-serum-procalcitonin-for-the-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-neonates-and-children-with-systemic-inflammatory-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Giuseppe Pontrelli, Franco De Crescenzo, Roberto Buzzetti, Alessandro Jenkner, Sara Balduzzi, Francesca Calò Carducci, Donato Amodio, Maia De Luca, Sara Chiurchiù, Elin Haf Davies, Giorgia Copponi, Alessandra Simonetti, Elena Ferretti, Valeria Di Franco, Virginia Rasi, Martina Della Corte, Luca Gramatica, Marco Ciabattini, Susanna Livadiotti, Paolo Rossi
BACKGROUND: A number of biomarkers have been studied for the diagnosis of sepsis in paediatrics, but no gold standard has been identified. Procalcitonin (PCT) was demonstrated to be an accurate biomarker for the diagnosis of sepsis in adults and showed to be promising in paediatrics. Our study reviewed the diagnostic accuracy of PCT as an early biomarker of sepsis in neonates and children with suspected sepsis. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was carried out in Medline/Pubmed, Embase, ISI Web of Science, CINAHL and Cochrane Library, for studies assessing PCT accuracy in the diagnosis of sepsis in children and neonates with suspected sepsis...
April 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436838/electromechanical-coupling-factor-of-breast-tissue-as-a-biomarker-for-breast-cancer
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Kihan Park, Wenjin Chen, Marina Chekmareva, David Foran, Jaydev Desai
GOAL: This research aims to validate a new biomarker of breast cancer by introducing electromechanical coupling factor of breast tissue samples as a possible additional indicator of breast cancer. Since collagen fibril exhibits a structural organization that gives rise to a piezoelectric effect, the difference in collagen density between normal and cancerous tissue can be captured by identifying the corresponding electromechanical coupling factor. METHODS: The design of a portable diagnostic tool and a microelectromechanical systems(MEMS)- based biochip, which is integrated with a piezoresistive sensing layer for measuring the reaction force as well as a microheater for temperature control, is introduced...
April 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436686/sparking-thinking-studying-modern-precision-medicine-will-accelerate-the-progression-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-patterns
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Bao-Cheng Liu, Guang Ji
Incorporating "-omics" studies with environmental interactions could help elucidate the biological mechanisms responsible for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) patterns. Based on the authors' own experiences, this review outlines a model of an ideal combination of "-omics" biomarkers, environmental factors, and TCM pattern classifications; provides a narrative review of the relevant genetic and TCM studies; and lists several successful integrative examples. Two integration tools are briefly introduced. The first is the integration of modern devices into objective diagnostic methods of TCM patterning, which would improve current clinical decision-making and practice...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436390/biomarkers-for-early-diagnosis-of%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-oldest-old-yes-or-no
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Lucia Paolacci, David Giannandrea, Patrizia Mecocci, Lucilla Parnetti
In recent years, many efforts have been spent to identify sensitive biomarkers able to improve the accuracy of Alzheimer's disease (AD) diagnosis. Two different workgroups (NIA-AA and IWG) included cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and neuroimaging findings in their sets of criteria in order to improve diagnostic accuracy as well as early diagnosis. The number of subjects with cognitive impairment increases with aging but the oldest old (≥85 years of age), the fastest growing age group, is still the most unknown from a biological point of view...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436162/the-path-forward-2015-international-children-s-tumor-foundation-conference-on-neurofibromatosis-type-1-type-2-and-schwannomatosis
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Jaishri O Blakeley, Annette Bakker, Anne Barker, Wade Clapp, Rosalie Ferner, Michael J Fisher, Marco Giovannini, David H Gutmann, Matthias A Karajannis, Joseph L Kissil, Eric Legius, Alison C Lloyd, Roger J Packer, Vijaya Ramesh, Vincent M Riccardi, David A Stevenson, Nicole J Ullrich, Meena Upadhyaya, Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov
The Annual Children's Tumor Foundation International Neurofibromatosis Meeting is the premier venue for connecting discovery, translational and clinical scientists who are focused on neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2 (NF1 and NF2) and schwannomatosis (SWN). The meeting also features rare tumors such as glioma, meningioma, sarcoma, and neuroblastoma that occur both within these syndromes and spontaneously; associated with somatic mutations in NF1, NF2, and SWN. The meeting addresses both state of the field for current clinical care as well as emerging preclinical models fueling discovery of new therapeutic targets and discovery science initiatives investigating mechanisms of tumorigenesis...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
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