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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424513/super-multiplex-vibrational-imaging
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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 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349351/advanced-mri-techniques-in-the-monitoring-of-treatment-of-gliomas
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REVIEW
Harpreet Hyare, Steffi Thust, Jeremy Rees
With advances in treatments and survival of patients with glioblastoma (GBM), it has become apparent that conventional imaging sequences have significant limitations both in terms of assessing response to treatment and monitoring disease progression. Both 'pseudoprogression' after chemoradiation for newly diagnosed GBM and 'pseudoresponse' after anti-angiogenesis treatment for relapsed GBM are well-recognised radiological entities. This in turn has led to revision of response criteria away from the standard MacDonald criteria, which depend on the two-dimensional measurement of contrast-enhancing tumour, and which have been the primary measure of radiological response for over three decades...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293705/idh-mutation-is-paradoxically-associated-with-higher-18-f-fdopa-pet-uptake-in-diffuse-grade-ii-and-grade-iii-gliomas
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A Verger, Ph Metellus, Q Sala, C Colin, E Bialecki, D Taieb, O Chinot, D Figarella-Branger, E Guedj
PURPOSE: The World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System has recently been updated by the integration of diagnostic and prognostic molecular parameters, giving pivotal attention to IDH mutation as a favourable factor. Amino acid PET is increasingly used in the management of gliomas, but its prognostic value is a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between IDH mutation and (18)F-FDOPA uptake on PET in newly diagnosed gliomas...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212850/human-astrocytes-in-the-diseased-brain
#4
Elena Dossi, Flora Vasile, Nathalie Rouach
Astrocytes are key active elements of the brain that contribute to information processing. They not only provide neurons with metabolic and structural support, but also regulate neurogenesis and brain wiring. Furthermore, astrocytes modulate synaptic activity and plasticity in part by controlling the extracellular space volume, as well as ion and neurotransmitter homeostasis. These findings, together with the discovery that human astrocytes display contrasting characteristics with their rodent counterparts, point to a role for astrocytes in higher cognitive functions...
February 13, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194701/an-automated-voxel-based-method-for-calculating-the-reference-value-for-a-brain-tumour-metabolic-index-using-18-f-fdg-pet-and-11-c-methionine-pet
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Miwako Takahashi, Tsutomu Soma, Akitake Mukasa, Keitaro Koyama, Takuya Arai, Toshimitsu Momose
OBJECTIVE: The tumour-to-normal ratio (T/N) is a representative index reflecting brain tumour activity by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and (11)C-methionine (MET) PET. We proposed a new automated method of calculating the normal reference value (N-value) for use as the denomination of T/N. This method uses voxel-based analysis of FDG- and MET-PET images. We compared the results of this method with those of the standard region-of-interest (ROI) method. METHODS: Data sets were obtained from 32 patients with newly diagnosed glioma and 13 patients with recurrent brain tumour...
April 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191600/molecular-characterisation-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-its-potential-connection-with-lipoprotein-lipase-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptors-in-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala
#6
Man Zhou, Hai-Feng Mi, Wen-Bin Liu, Ye-Yang Wu, Kai-Zhou Wang, Guang-Zhen Jiang
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is one kind of cytokines which is related to inflammation and lipid metabolism. TNF-α cDNA was cloned from the liver of blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala) through real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) methods. The full-length cDNA of TNF-α covered 1467 bp, with an open reading frame (ORF) of 723 bp, which encodes 240 amino acids. It possessed the TNF family signature IIIPDDGIYFVYSQ. After the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge test, a graded tissue-specific expression pattern of TNF-α was observed and there was high expression abundance in the kidney, brain and liver...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110346/prognostic-value-of-molecular-and-imaging-biomarkers-in-patients-with-supratentorial-glioma
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Egesta Lopci, Marco Riva, Laura Olivari, Fabio Raneri, Riccardo Soffietti, Arnoldo Piccardo, Alberto Bizzi, Pierina Navarria, Anna Maria Ascolese, Roberta Rudà, Bethania Fernandes, Federico Pessina, Marco Grimaldi, Matteo Simonelli, Marco Rossi, Tommaso Alfieri, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Marta Scorsetti, Lorenzo Bello, Arturo Chiti
PURPOSE: We evaluated the relationship between (11)C-methionine PET ((11)C-METH PET) findings and molecular biomarkers in patients with supratentorial glioma who underwent surgery. METHODS: A consecutive series of 109 patients with pathologically proven glioma (64 men, 45 women; median age 43 years) referred to our Institution from March 2012 to January 2015 for tumour resection and who underwent preoperative (11)C-METH PET were analysed. Semiquantitative evaluation of the (11)C-METH PET images included SUVmax, region of interest-to-normal brain SUV ratio (SUVratio) and metabolic tumour volume (MTV)...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107674/mitochondrial-serine-hydroxymethyltransferase-2-is-a-potential-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker-for-human-glioma
#8
Bo Wang, Wei Wang, ZhiZhong Zhu, XueBin Zhang, Fan Tang, Dong Wang, Xi Liu, XiaoLing Yan, Hao Zhuang
OBJECTIVE: Scholars have gradually come to appreciate the relevance of serine and glycine metabolism. Recently, researchers have discovered that mitochondrial serine hydroxymethyltransferase 2 (SHMT2) is overexpressed in various types of cancer. However, the function of SHMT2 in glioma is not clear. In this study, we sought to examine the expression of SHMT2 in glioma, the association between SHMT2 expression and clinicopathological characteristics, and the association of SHMT2 expression with prognosis in glioma patients...
March 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068941/looking-beyond-the-brain-to-improve-the-pathogenic-understanding-of-parkinson-s-disease-implications-of-whole-transcriptome-profiling-of-patients-skin
#9
Anu Planken, Lille Kurvits, Ene Reimann, Liis Kadastik-Eerme, Külli Kingo, Sulev Kõks, Pille Taba
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, characterized by symptoms of motor impairment, resulting from the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain, however non-neuronal symptoms are also common. Although great advances have been made in the pathogenic understanding of Parkinson's Disease in the nervous system, little is known about the molecular alterations occurring in other non-neuronal organ systems. In addition, a higher rate of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer has been observed in the Parkinson's Disease population, indicating crosstalk between these diseases...
January 10, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978600/social-educational-and-vocational-outcomes-in-patients-with-childhood-onset-and-young-adult-onset-growth-hormone-deficiency
#10
M Tanya Mitra, Peter Jönsson, Ann-Charlotte Åkerblad, Peter Clayton, Maria Kołtowska-Häggström, Márta Korbonits, Andy Toogood, Helena Gleeson
OBJECTIVE: Hypopituitarism diagnosed in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood has the potential to affect growth and somatic development. Less is known about the impact of such a diagnosis on other aspects of development. DESIGN: An analysis of the KIMS Database (Pfizer International Metabolic Database) was performed to explore social, educational and vocational outcomes of adult patients diagnosed in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood compared with adult-onset controls...
December 15, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924154/early-diagnosis-of-brain-metastases-using-a-biofluids-metabolomics-approach-in-mice
#11
James R Larkin, Alex M Dickens, Timothy D W Claridge, Claire Bristow, Kleopatra Andreou, Daniel C Anthony, Nicola R Sibson
Over 20% of cancer patients will develop brain metastases. Prognosis is currently extremely poor, largely owing to late-stage diagnosis. We hypothesized that biofluid metabolomics could detect tumours at the micrometastatic stage, prior to the current clinical gold-standard of blood-brain barrier breakdown. Metastatic mammary carcinoma cells (4T1-GFP) were injected into BALB/c mice via intracerebral, intracardiac or intravenous routes to induce differing cerebral and systemic tumour burdens. B16F10 melanoma and MDA231BR-GFP human breast carcinoma cells were used for additional modelling...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915035/hyperinsulinaemic-hypoglycaemia-in-children-and-adults
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REVIEW
Pratik Shah, Sofia A Rahman, Huseyin Demirbilek, Maria Güemes, Khalid Hussain
Pancreatic β cells are functionally programmed to release insulin in response to changes in plasma glucose concentration. Insulin secretion is precisely regulated so that, under normal physiological conditions, fasting plasma glucose concentrations are kept within a narrow range of 3·5-5·5 mmol/L. In hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia, insulin secretion becomes dysregulated (ie, uncoupled from glucose metabolism) so that insulin secretion persists in the presence of low plasma glucose concentrations. Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia is the most common cause of severe and persistent hypoglycaemia in neonates and children...
November 30, 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890797/3-bromopyruvate-treatment-induces-alterations-of-metabolic-and-stress-related-pathways-in-glioblastoma-cells
#13
Davide Chiasserini, Magdalena Davidescu, Pier Luigi Orvietani, Federica Susta, Lara Macchioni, Maya Petricciuolo, Emilia Castigli, Rita Roberti, Luciano Binaglia, Lanfranco Corazzi
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive brain tumour of adults. The metabolic phenotype of GBM cells is highly dependent on glycolysis; therefore, therapeutic strategies aimed at interfering with glycolytic pathways are under consideration. 3-Bromopyruvate (3BP) is a potent antiglycolytic agent, with a variety of targets and possible effects on global cell metabolism. Here we analyzed the changes in protein expression on a GBM cell line (GL15 cells) caused by 3BP treatment using a global proteomic approach...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824159/oncometabolite-d-2-hydroxyglurate-directly-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-is-associated-with-distant-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer
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Hugh Colvin, Naohiro Nishida, Masamitsu Konno, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Hidekazu Takahashi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Koichi Kawamoto, Ayumu Asai, Kenta Tsunekuni, Jun Koseki, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Taroh Satoh, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Hideshi Ishii
Deranged metabolism is a hallmark of cancer, playing a significant role in driving the disease process. One such example is the induction of carcinogenesis by the oncometabolite D-2 hydroxyglutarate (D-2HG), which is produced by the mutated enzyme isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) occurring in subsets of leukaemias and brain tumours. The oncogenic property of D-2HG appears to stem from its ability to interfere with the activities of α-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases, including the Jumonji family histone demethylases...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820599/tissue-mechanics-promote-idh1-dependent-hif1%C3%AE-tenascin-c-feedback-to-regulate-glioblastoma%C3%A2-aggression
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Yekaterina A Miroshnikova, Janna K Mouw, J Matthew Barnes, Michael W Pickup, Johnathan N Lakins, Youngmi Kim, Khadjia Lobo, Anders I Persson, Gerald F Reis, Tracy R McKnight, Eric C Holland, Joanna J Phillips, Valerie M Weaver
Increased overall survival for patients with glioma brain tumours is associated with mutations in the metabolic regulator isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1). Gliomas develop within a mechanically challenged microenvironment that is characterized by a dense extracellular matrix (ECM) that compromises vascular integrity to induce hypoxia and activate HIF1α. We found that glioma aggression and patient prognosis correlate with HIF1α levels and the stiffness of a tenascin C (TNC)-enriched ECM. Gain- and loss-of-function xenograft manipulations demonstrated that a mutant IDH1 restricts glioma aggression by reducing HIF1α-dependent TNC expression to decrease ECM stiffness and mechanosignalling...
December 2016: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803917/long-term-stabilization-of-stage-4-colon-cancer-using-sodium-dichloroacetate-therapy
#16
Akbar Khan, Douglas Andrews, Anneke C Blackburn
Oral dichloroacetate sodium (DCA) has been investigated as a novel metabolic therapy for various cancers since 2007, based on data from Bonnet et al that DCA can trigger apoptosis of human lung, breast and brain cancer cells. Response to therapy in human studies is measured by standard RECIST definitions, which define "response" by the degree of tumour reduction, or tumour disappearance on imaging. However, Blackburn et al have demonstrated that DCA can also act as a cytostatic agent in vitro and in vivo, without causing apoptosis (programmed cell death)...
October 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771251/anthelmintic-drug-ivermectin-inhibits-angiogenesis-growth-and-survival-of-glioblastoma-through-inducing-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress
#17
Yingying Liu, Shanshan Fang, Qiushi Sun, Bo Liu
Glioblastoma is one of the most vascular brain tumour and highly resistant to current therapy. Targeting both glioblastoma cells and angiogenesis may present an effective therapeutic strategy for glioblastoma. In our work, we show that an anthelmintic drug, ivermectin, is active against glioblastoma cells in vitro and in vivo, and also targets angiogenesis. Ivermectin significantly inhibits growth and anchorage-independent colony formation in U87 and T98G glioblastoma cells. It induces apoptosis in these cells through a caspase-dependent manner...
October 19, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595798/-oligodendroglioma-with-neuronal-differentiation-in-an-8-month-old-african-hedgehog-atelerix-albiventris
#18
Iris Völker, Iris Schwarze, Tina E Brezina, Saskia Köstlinger, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein
An 8-month-old, male African hedgehog clinically displayed a wobbly walk, anuria, inappetence and apathy, whereupon the suspected diagnosis wobbly hedgehog syndrome was made. After exacerbation, the hedgehog was euthanized. Histologically, a tumour mainly consisting of medium-sized, oval tumour cells and a smaller number of spindeloid cells was found in the cerebrum. The tumour contained neuropil islets and extracellular myxoid material. Immunohistochemically, the tumour cells expressed oligodendroglial (neurite outgrowth inhibitor, Nogo-A; oligodendrocyte transcription factor, Olig-2) and neuronal (neuron-specific enolase, NSE; microtubule-associated protein-2a, MAP-2a; synaptophysin) cell markers...
October 12, 2016: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485204/pkm2-dephosphorylation-by-cdc25a-promotes-the-warburg-effect-and-tumorigenesis
#19
Ji Liang, Ruixiu Cao, Yajuan Zhang, Yan Xia, Yanhua Zheng, Xinjian Li, Liwei Wang, Weiwei Yang, Zhimin Lu
Many types of human tumour cells overexpress the dual-specificity phosphatase Cdc25A. Cdc25A dephosphorylates cyclin-dependent kinase and regulates the cell cycle, but other substrates of Cdc25A and their relevant cellular functions have yet to be identified. We demonstrate here that EGFR activation results in c-Src-mediated Cdc25A phosphorylation at Y59, which interacts with nuclear pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2). Cdc25A dephosphorylates PKM2 at S37, and promotes PKM2-dependent β-catenin transactivation and c-Myc-upregulated expression of the glycolytic genes GLUT1, PKM2 and LDHA, and of CDC25A; thus, Cdc25A upregulates itself in a positive feedback loop...
August 3, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470328/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-factors-that-predict-ischaemic-stroke-in-cancer-patients
#20
Jahae Kim, Kang-Ho Choi, Ho-Chun Song, Joon-Tae Kim, Man-Seok Park, Ki-Hyun Cho
PURPOSE: (18)F-FDG PET/CT can acquire both anatomical and functional images in a single session. We investigated which factors of (18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging have potential as biomarkers for an increased risk of ischaemic stroke in cancer patients. METHODS: From among cancer patients presenting with various neurological symptoms and hemiparesis, 134 were selected as eligible for this retrospective analysis. A new infarct lesion on brain MRI within 1 year of FDG PET/CT defined future ischaemic stroke...
November 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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