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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886331/towards-carborane-functionalised-structures-for-the-treatment-of-brain-cancer
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REVIEW
Gianpiero Calabrese, Anis Daou, Eugen Barbu, John Tsibouklis
Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a promising targeted chemoradiotherapeutic technique for the management of invasive brain tumors, such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). A prerequisite for effective BNCT is the selective targeting of tumour cells with (10)B-rich therapeutic moieties. To this end, polyhedral boranes, especially carboranes, have received considerable attention because they combine a high boron content with relative low toxicity and metabolic inertness. Here, we review progress in the molecular design of recently investigated carborane derivatives in light of the widely accepted performance requirements for effective BNCT...
September 5, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882061/feasibility-of-a-home-based-exercise-intervention-with-remote-guidance-for-patients-with-stable-grade-ii-and-iii-gliomas-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Karin Gehring, Corelien Jj Kloek, Neil K Aaronson, Kasper W Janssen, Lee W Jones, Margriet M Sitskoorn, Martijn M Stuiver
OBJECTIVE: In this pilot study, we investigated the feasibility of a home-based, remotely guided exercise intervention for patients with gliomas. DESIGN: Pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) with randomization (2:1) to exercise or control group. SUBJECTS: Patients with stable grade II and III gliomas. INTERVENTION: The six-month intervention included three home-based exercise sessions per week at 60%-85% of maximum heart rate...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844055/what-is-mr-spectroscopy
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Karen Angela Manias, Andrew Peet
(1)H-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) is a novel advanced imaging technique used as an adjunct to MRI to reveal complementary non-invasive information about the biochemical composition of imaged tissue. Clinical uses in paediatrics include aiding diagnosis of brain tumours, neonatal disorders such as hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, inherited metabolic diseases, traumatic brain injury, demyelinating conditions and infectious brain lesions. MRS has potential to improve diagnosis and treatment monitoring of childhood brain tumours and other CNS diseases, facilitate biopsy and surgical planning, and provide prognostic biomarkers...
August 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820142/nanomelatonin-triggers-superior-anticancer-functionality-in-a-human-malignant-glioblastoma-cell-line
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Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Anup Kumar Srivastava, Atul Dev, Babita Kaundal, Subhasree Roy Choudhury, Surajit Karmakar
Melatonin (MEL) has promising medicinal value as an anticancer agent in a variety of malignancies, but there are difficulties in achieving a therapeutic dose due to its short half-life, low bioavailability, poor solubility and extensive first-pass metabolism. In this study chitosan/tripolyphosphate (TPP) nanoparticles were prepared by an ionic gelation method to overcome the therapeutic challenges of melatonin and to improve its anticancer efficacy. Characterization of the melatonin-loaded chitosan (MEL-CS) nanoformulation was performed using transmission and scanning electron microscopies, dynamic light scattering, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction...
August 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804724/microrna-regulation-of-glycolytic-metabolism-in-glioblastoma
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REVIEW
Huda Alfardus, Alan McIntyre, Stuart Smith
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive and common malignant brain tumour in adults. A well-known hallmark of GMB and many other tumours is aerobic glycolysis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short nonprotein coding sequences that exert posttranscriptional controls on gene expression and represent critical regulators of aerobic glycolysis in GBM. In GBM, miRNAs regulate the expression of glycolytic genes directly and via the regulation of metabolism-associated tumour suppressors and oncogenic signalling pathways...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803271/brain-biopsies-requiring-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-precautions-in-the-republic-of-ireland-2005-2016
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F M Brett, S Looby, A Chalissery, D Chen, C Heaney, J Heffernan, F Cunningham, R Howley, T Loftus, H Kearney, M A Farrell
AIMS: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) risk precautions are required when performing brain biopsies on patients with a dementing illness and in 'risk' groups. The impact on a diagnostic neuropathology service is considerable. We sought to determine if better case selection might reduce the necessity for application of CJD risk precautions. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical information, contributory investigations and final neuropathologic diagnosis in a cohort of patients (n = 21), referred to the National CJD Surveillance Centre between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2016...
August 12, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799683/positron-emission-tomography-imaging-in-gliomas-applications-in-clinical-diagnosis-for-assessment-of-prognosis-and-of-treatment-effects-and-for-detection-of-recurrences
#7
REVIEW
W-D Heiss
Neuroimaging plays a significant role in the diagnosis of intracranial tumours, especially brain gliomas, and must consist of an assessment of location and extent of the tumour and of its biological activity. Therefore, morphological imaging modalities and functional, metabolic or molecular imaging modalities should be combined for primary diagnosis and for following the course and evaluating therapeutic effects. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard for providing detailed morphological information and can supply some additional insights into metabolism (MR spectroscopy) and perfusion (perfusion-weighted imaging) but still has limitations in identifying tumour grade, invasive growth into neighbouring tissue and treatment-induced changes, as well as recurrences...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792436/special-issue-cancer-metabolism
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EDITORIAL
Madhu Basetti
This special issue is designed to present the latest research findings and developments in the field of cancer metabolism. Cancer is a complex disease and a common term used for more than 100 diseases, whereas metabolism describes a labyrinth of complex biochemical pathways in the cell. It is essential to understand metabolism in the context of cancer for the early detection of disease biomarkers and to find proper targets for potential treatments. The articles presented in this issue cover metabolic aspects of brain tumours, breast tumours, paraganglioma, and the metabolic activity of tumour suppressor gene p53...
August 9, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762551/monocarboxylate-transporter-1-is-a-key-player-in-glioma-endothelial-cell-crosstalk
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Vera Miranda-Gonçalves, Filipa Bezerra, Raquel Costa-Almeida, Marta Freitas-Cunha, Raquel Soares, Olga Martinho, Rui M Reis, Céline Pinheiro, Fátima Baltazar
Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most glycolytic and angiogenic human tumours, characteristics that contribute to the poor prognosis associated with this type of tumour. A lactate shuttle has been described between tumour cells and endothelial cells (ECs), with the monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) acting as important players in this tumour-EC communication. In this study, we aimed to understand how the tumour microenvironment modulates EC metabolism, and to characterize the role of MCTs in the glioma-brain EC crosstalk...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736244/the-use-of-stable-isotopes-in-the-study-of-human-pathophysiology
#10
Evelina Charidemou, Tom Ashmore, Julian L Griffin
The growing prevalence of metabolic diseases including fatty liver disease and Type 2 diabetes has increased the emphasis on understanding metabolism at the mechanistic level and how it is perturbed in disease. Metabolomics is a continually expanding field that seeks to measure metabolites in biological systems during a physiological stimulus or a genetic alteration. Typically, metabolomics studies provide total pool sizes of metabolites rather than dynamic flux measurements. More recently there has been a resurgence in approaches that use stable isotopes (e...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733524/arginine-auxotrophic-gene-signature-in-paediatric-sarcomas-and-brain-tumours-provides-a-viable-target-for-arginine-depletion-therapies
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Ashley Vardon, Madhumita Dandapani, Daryl Cheng, Paul Cheng, Carmela De Santo, Francis Mussai
Paediatric sarcomas and brain tumours, remain cancers of significant unmet need, with a poor prognosis for patients with high risk disease or those who relapse, and significant morbidities from treatment for those that survive using standard treatment approaches. Novel treatment strategies, based on the underlying tumour biology, are needed to improve outcomes. Arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that is imported from the extracellular microenvironment or recycled from intracellular precursors through the combined expression of the enzymes ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC), argininosuccinate synthase (ASS) and argininosuccinate lyase (ASL) enzymes...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733137/can-metabolic-tumour-parameters-on-primary-staging-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-contribute-to-risk-stratification-of-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphomas-for-patient-management-as-a-prognostic-model
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K Okuyucu, E Alagoz, S Ince, S Ozaydin, N Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is an aggressive and fatal extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) jailed in CNS at initial diagnosis. Its prognosis is poor and the disease has a fatal outcome when compared with systemic NHL. A few baseline risk stratification scoring systems have been suggested to estimate the prognosis mainly based on serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level, age, Karnofsky performance score (KPS), involvement of deep brain structures (DBS) and cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration...
July 18, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618012/metabolomic-signature-of-brain-cancer
#13
Renu Pandey, Laura Caflisch, Alessia Lodi, Andrew J Brenner, Stefano Tiziani
Despite advances in surgery and adjuvant therapy, brain tumors represent one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality and morbidity in both adults and children. Gliomas constitute about 60% of all cerebral tumors, showing varying degrees of malignancy. They are difficult to treat due to dismal prognosis and limited therapeutics. Metabolomics is the untargeted and targeted analyses of endogenous and exogenous small molecules, which charact erizes the phenotype of an individual. This emerging "omics" science provides functional readouts of cellular activity that contribute greatly to the understanding of cancer biology including brain tumor biology...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588354/pax6-binds-to-promoter-sequence-elements-associated-with-immunological-surveillance-and-energy-homeostasis-in-brain-of-aging-mice
#14
Shashank Kumar Maurya, Rajnikant Mishra
BACKGROUND: Patients having mutations of Pax6 bear phenotypes that match age-associated neurological disorders. Mutations affect most cellular functions such as cell division, growth, differentiation, and cell death in brain, eyes, pituitary, pineal, and pancreas. The progressive reduction in the level of Pax6 during aging has also been observed. However, information about downstream targets of Pax6 in brain is unclear. Therefore, it is presumed that age-dependent alterations of Pax6 may also affect cascades of promoter sequence recognition in brain during aging...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571041/cbf1-is-clinically-prognostic-and-serves-as-a-target-to-block-cellular-invasion-and-chemoresistance-of-emt-like-glioblastoma-cells
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D Maciaczyk, D Picard, L Zhao, K Koch, D Herrera-Rios, G Li, V Marquardt, D Pauck, T Hoerbelt, W Zhang, D M Ouwens, M Remke, T Jiang, H J Steiger, J Maciaczyk, U D Kahlert
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is the most common and most lethal primary brain cancer. CBF1 (also known as Recombination signal Binding Protein for immunoglobulin kappa J, RBPJ) is the cardinal transcriptional regulator of the Notch signalling network and has been shown to promote cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) in glioblastoma. Recent studies suggest that some of the malignant properties of CSCs are mediated through the activation of pro-invasive programme of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551302/acute-stroke-differential-diagnosis-stroke-mimics
#16
Pedro Vilela
Stroke mimics (SM) are non-vascular conditions that present with an acute neurological deficit simulating acute ischemic stroke and represent a significant percentage of all acute stroke hospital admissions. The most common clinical SM includes conversion/functional (psychiatric disorder); seizures and postictal paralysis; toxic-metabolic disturbances; brain tumours; infections, and migraine. Imaging is essential for SM recognition, being Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), perfusion imaging and angiographic studies very useful...
May 5, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497804/vaccine-based-immunotherapeutic-approaches-to-gliomas-and-beyond
#17
REVIEW
Michael Weller, Patrick Roth, Matthias Preusser, Wolfgang Wick, David A Reardon, Michael Platten, John H Sampson
Astrocytic and oligodendroglial gliomas are intrinsic brain tumours characterized by infiltrative growth and resistance to classic cancer therapies, which renders them inevitably lethal. Glioblastoma, the most common type of glioma, also exhibits neoangiogenesis and profound immunosuppressive properties. Accordingly, strategies to revert glioma-associated immunosuppression and promote tumour-directed immune responses have been extensively explored in rodent models and in large clinical trials of tumour immunotherapy...
June 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481715/efflux-proteins-at-the-blood-brain-barrier-review-and-bioinformatics-analysis
#18
Massoud Saidijam, Fatemeh Karimi Dermani, Sareh Sohrabi, Simon G Patching
1. Efflux proteins at the blood-brain barrier provide a mechanism for export of waste products of normal metabolism from the brain and help to maintain brain homeostasis. They also prevent entry into the brain of a wide range of potentially harmful compounds such as drugs and xenobiotics. 2. Conversely, efflux proteins also hinder delivery of therapeutic drugs to the brain and central nervous system used to treat brain tumours and neurological disorders. For bypassing efflux proteins, a comprehensive understanding of their structures, functions and molecular mechanisms is necessary, along with new strategies and technologies for delivery of drugs across the blood-brain barrier...
May 30, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455700/short-term-fructose-feeding-induces-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-hippocampus-of-young-and-adult-rats
#19
Luisa Cigliano, Maria Stefania Spagnuolo, Raffaella Crescenzo, Rosa Cancelliere, Lucia Iannotta, Arianna Mazzoli, Giovanna Liverini, Susanna Iossa
The drastic increase in the consumption of fructose encouraged the research to focus on its effects on brain physio-pathology. Although young and adults differ largely by their metabolic and physiological profiles, most of the previous studies investigated brain disturbances induced by long-term fructose feeding in adults. Therefore, we investigated whether a short-term consumption of fructose (2 weeks) produces early increase in specific markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in the hippocampus of young and adult rats...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424513/super-multiplex-vibrational-imaging
#20
Lu Wei, Zhixing Chen, Lixue Shi, Rong Long, Andrew V Anzalone, Luyuan Zhang, Fanghao Hu, Rafael Yuste, Virginia W Cornish, Wei Min
The ability to visualize directly a large number of distinct molecular species inside cells is increasingly essential for understanding complex systems and processes. Even though existing methods have successfully been used to explore structure-function relationships in nervous systems, to profile RNA in situ, to reveal the heterogeneity of tumour microenvironments and to study dynamic macromolecular assembly, it remains challenging to image many species with high selectivity and sensitivity under biological conditions...
April 27, 2017: Nature
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