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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524002/mirna-expression-in-bladder-cancer-and-their-potential-role-in-clinical-practice
#1
Ana Blanca, Liang Cheng, Rodolfo Montironi, Holger Moch, Francesco Massari, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Maria Rosaria Raspollini, Marina Scarpelli, Antonio Lopez-Beltran
To date more than 3000 miRNA sequences have been described in humans and reg¬istered at miRBase since their discovery. However, the functions of only a few of these miRNAs have been experimentally determined using deep sequencing technology. Aberrant miRNA expression has been associated with differentiation, invasion and metastasis in several cancers. In this context, recent reports have suggested that miRNAs play important roles in the regulation of target genes by binding to complementary regions of messenger transcripts to repress their translation or regulate degradation...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523551/epigenetic-mechanisms-of-gene-regulation-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#2
Alba Jimenez-Pacheco, Jaime M Franco, Soledad Lopez, Juan Miguel Gomez-Zumaquero, Maria Magdalena Leal-Lasarte, Diana E Caballero-Hernandez, Marta Cejudo-Guillén, David Pozo
Despite being clinically described 150 years ago, the mechanisms underlying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathogenesis have not yet been fully understood. Studies in both animal models of ALS and human patients reveal a plethora of alterations such as increased glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity, redox stress, increased apoptosis, defective axonal transport, protein-misfolding events, mitochondrial impairment and sustained unregulated immune responses. Regardless of being sporadic or familiar ALS, the final outcome at the cellular level is the death of upper and lower motor neurons, and once diagnosed, ALS is typically lethal within the next 5 years...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523509/the-future-in-disease-models-for-mass-spectrometry-imaging-ethical-issues-and-the-way-forward
#3
Rebecca E Day, Ieva Palubeckaite
Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI) has evolved into a valuable tool for research into and the diagnosis of disease pathology. The ability to perform multiplex analysis of a wide range of molecules (e.g., proteins, lipids, and metabolites) simultaneously per tissue section while retaining the histological structure of the sample allows molecular information and tissue morphology to be correlated, thus increasing our understanding of a particular disease. Further development of MSI is required to improve suitability to the alternative models available, so that the combined approach can successfully provide the information required in disease characterization and prevention...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523248/the-keap1-nrf2-system-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Keiko Taguchi, Masayuki Yamamoto
Cancer cells first adapt to the microenvironment and then propagate. Mutations in tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes are frequently found in cancer cells. Comprehensive genomic analyses have identified somatic mutations and other alterations in the KEAP1 or NRF2 genes and in well-known tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes, such as TP53, CDKN2A, PTEN, and PIK3CA, in various types of cancer. Aberrant NRF2 activation in cancer cells occurs through somatic mutations in the KEAP1 or NRF2 gene as well as through other mechanisms that disrupt the binding of KEAP1 to NRF2...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515761/oligonucleotide-aptamers-potential-novel-molecules-against-viral-hepatitis
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REVIEW
Mina Mirian, Hossein Khanahmad, Leila Darzi, Mansour Salehi, Hojjat Sadeghi-Aliabadi
Viral hepatitis, as an international public health concern, seriously affects communities and health system. In recent years, great strides have been taken for development of new potential tools against viral hepatitis. Among these efforts, a valuable strategy introduced new molecules called "aptamers". Aptamers as potential alternatives for antibodies could be directed against any protein in infected cells and any components of viral particles. In this review, we will focus on recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis based on aptamer technology...
April 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514746/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-endothelial-cell-specific-molecule-1-with-malignant-pleural-effusions-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Guo-Jun Lu, Cheng-Jie Shao, Yu Zhang, Yong-Yue Wei, Wei-Ping Xie, Hui Kong
Over-expressed endothelial-cell-specific molecule-1 (ESM-1) in tumor vascular endothelium contributes to tumor angiogenesis, metastasis, and poor prognosis. However, the content of ESM-1 in pleural effusion is unclear. A retrospective study was carried out to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic values of ESM-1 with malignant pleural effusions in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). ESM-1 levels in malignant pleural effusion (MPE) from 70 patients with NSCLC and 50 cases of benign pleural effusion (BPE) were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514313/clinical-and-biological-correlations-in-celiac-disease-in-children-the-prospective-single-experience-of-a-romanian-tertiary-center-a-case-control-study-strobe-compliant-study
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Cristina Oana Marginean, Lorena Elena Meliţ, Roxana-Cristina Mareş, Maria Oana Mărginean, Septimiu Voidăzan, Minodora Dobreanu
Celiac disease-a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine-is triggered by gluten or associated protein consumption.The aim of our study was to assess the sensitivity, specificity of the combined anti-transglutaminase 2 (TG2)/deamidated gliadin peptide antibodies (DGP), and antiendomisium antibodies (EMA), to determine the distribution of HLA-DQ2/DQ8 for the 140 tested patients, and also to evaluate the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients admitted with the suspicion of celiac disease (CD)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514304/diagnostic-and-clinical-application-value-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-for-progressive-massive-fibrosis-of-coal-worker-pneumoconiosis-case-reports
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Lansheng Zhang, Chun Wang, Qiuyue Yan, Tao Zhang, Zhengxiang Han, Guan Jiang
RATIONALE: Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we diagnosed pneumoconiosis by identifying the content and distribution of hydrogen protons in the water molecules in different tissues and lesions. PATIENT CONCERNS: 25 cases of CWP patients with progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) lesions. DIAGNOSES: Patients were correctly diagnosed, with one case each of Phase I and II pneumoconiosis and 23 cases of Phase III pneumoconiosis. INTERVENTIONS: None...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513109/separation-and-identification-of-mouse-brain-tissue-microproteins-using-top-down-method-with-high-resolution-nanocapillary-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#9
Wenxue Li, Filomena Petruzziello, Nan Zhao, Huiyuan Zhao, Xueting Ye, Xiaozhe Zhang, Gregor Rainer
Microproteins and endogenous peptides in the brain contain important substances that have critical roles in diverse biological processes, contributing to signal transduction and inter-cellular signaling. However, variability in their physical or chemical characteristics, such as molecule size, hydrophobicity and charge states, complicate the simultaneous analysis of these compounds, although this would be highly beneficial for the field of neuroscience research. Here, we present a top-down analytical method for simultaneous analysis of microproteins and endogenous peptides using high-resolution nanocapillary liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry...
May 16, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512552/ability-of-salivary-biomarkers-in-the-prognostic-of-systemic-and-buccal-inflammation
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REVIEW
Aida Gutiérrez-Corrales, Elena Campano-Cuevas, Gabriel Castillo-Dalí, Daniel Torres-Lagares, José-Luis Gutiérrez-Pérez
Nowadays, there is a growing interest in using saliva as an alternative sample for the diagnosis, prediction and progression of several diseases. It has been established that some molecules found in saliva are related to oral inflammatory processes and systemic health status. Furthermore, it is known that saliva is crucial for the carrying out of different functions in the oral cavity and its role in the local modulation of inflammatory and immune response is being thoroughly studied by the health research community...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512469/metabolic-perturbation-and-potential-markers-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
#11
Xianlan Zhu, Kun Wang, Gaoshuang Liu, Yuqing Wang, Jin Xu, Linsheng Liu, Mengjie Li, Jian Shi, Jiye Aa, Lianzhen Yu
Clinical diagnosis of esophageal cancer (EC) at early stage is rather difficult. This study aimed to profile the molecules in serum and tissue and identify potential biomarkers in patients with EC. A total of 64 volunteers were recruited, and 83 samples (24 EC serum samples, 21 serum controls, 19 paired EC tissues, and corresponding tumor-adjacent tissues) were analyzed. The gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC/TOF-MS) was employed, and principal component analysis was used to reveal the discriminatory metabolites and identify the candidate markers of EC...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512045/early-diagnosis-of-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-possible-relevance-for-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Bishwas Chamling, Stefan Gross, Birgit Stoffel-Wagner, Gerrit A Schubert, Hans Clusmann, Mark Coburn, Anke Höllig
BACKGROUND: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is one of the main causes of neurological deterioration. However, it frequently evades timely detection. Early identification and effective reversal may improve the clinical outcome. In this prospective study, we evaluate several serum inflammatory markers after aSAH with regard to the occurrence of DCI. METHODS: On days 1, 4, 7, 10 and 14 after SAH leucocyte count, C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, E-selectin, matrix metallopeptidase 9, intercellular adhesion molecule 1 and leukemia inhibitory factor were assessed in patients´ serum samples...
May 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509533/a-low-cost-label-free-biosensing-bimetallic-cellulose-strip-with-silar-synthesized-silver-core-gold-shell-nanoparticle-structures
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Wansun Kim, Jae-Chul Lee, Gi-Ja Lee, Hun-Kuk Park, Anbok Lee, Samjin Choi
We introduce a label-free biosensing cellulose strip sensor with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-encoded bimetallic core@shell nanoparticles. Bimetallic nanoparticles consisting of a synthesis of core Ag nanoparticles (AgNP) and a synthesis of shell gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were fabricated on a cellulose substrate by two-stage successive ionic layer absorption and reaction (SILAR) techniques. The bimetallic nanoparticle-enhanced localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) effects were theoretically verified by computational calculations with finite element models of optimized bimetallic nanoparticles interacting with an incident laser source...
May 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509283/in-vivo-molecular-mri-of-icam-1-expression-on-endothelium-and-leukocytes-from-subacute-to-chronic-stages-after-experimental-stroke
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Lisette H Deddens, Geralda A F van Tilborg, Kajo van der Marel, Hedi Hunt, Annette van der Toorn, Max A Viergever, Helga E de Vries, Rick M Dijkhuizen
Molecular MRI allows in vivo detection of vascular cell adhesion molecules expressed on inflamed endothelium, which enables detection of specific targets for anti-neuroinflammatory treatment. We explored to what extent MR contrast agent targeted to intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) could detect endothelial- and leukocyte-associated ICAM-1 expression at different stages after experimental stroke. Furthermore, we assessed potential interfering effects of ICAM-1-targeted contrast agent on post-stroke lesion growth...
May 16, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507812/a-barf1-specific-mab-as-a-new-immunotherapeutic-tool-for-the-management-of-ebv-related-tumors
#15
Riccardo Turrini, Anna Merlo, Debora Martorelli, Damiana Antonia Faè, Roberta Sommaggio, Isabella Monia Montagner, Vito Barbieri, Oriano Marin, Paola Zanovello, Riccardo Dolcetti, Antonio Rosato
The use of monoclonal antibodies (mAb) for the diagnosis and treatment of malignancies is acquiring an increasing clinical importance, thanks to their specificity, efficacy and relative easiness of use. However, in the context of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related malignancies, only cancers of B-cell origin can benefit from therapeutic mAb targeting specific B-cell lineage antigens. To overcome this limitation, we generated a new mAb specific for BARF1, an EBV-encoded protein with transforming and immune-modulating properties...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506478/metformin-treatment-does-not-affect-the-risk-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#16
Katrine L Kristensen, Anton Pottegård, Jesper Hallas, Lars M Rasmussen, Jes S Lindholt
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes counteracts formation and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms, possibly through arterial matrix accumulation. Use of metformin, on the other hand, reduces arterial accumulation of matrix molecules. Consequently, we hypothesized that metformin treatment may reverse the protective role of diabetes on the development and course of aneurysms, that is, that metformin would be associated with aneurysm rupture among individuals with diabetes. METHODS: Using nationwide Danish registry data, we performed a nested case-control study on the association between long-term use of metformin and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505431/a-stepping-library-based-post-selex-strategy-approaching-to-the-minimized-aptamer-in-spr
#17
Xiaoqin He, Lei Guo, Junlin He, Hua Xu, Jianwei Xie
When evolved from SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment), aptamers are generally ca. 70-130 nucleotides in length, and needed to be effectively truncated for further diagnosis or therapeutic uses. Post-SELEX optimization is then aroused to simplify the aptamer sequence and improve the affinity property. In this work, we report a new post-SELEX strategy based on a stepping library for the first time. With a hypothesis that one nucleobase can influence the whole binding affinity through its adjacent base stacking and potential steric hydrogen bonding interaction, we designed a stepping library composed of all probable nucleotide truncation directions...
May 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503956/sacituzumab-govitecan-an-antibody-drug-conjugate
#18
Sheena Sahota, Linda T Vahdat
Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer, patients with metastatic cancer have limited therapeutic options after initial lines of therapy. Understanding tumor biology has translated into the identification of actionable targets that resulted in therapeutics. Antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) are capitalizing on this explosion of scientific information. ADCs allow an antibody to a unique target to be conjugated via an innovative linker, to a highly toxic drug which is delivered to its target...
May 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503543/irak4-deficiency-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-pneumococcal-infections-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Karina Gobin, Mary Hintermeyer, Bertrand Boisson, Maya Chrabieh, Pegah Gandil, Ann Puel, Capucine Picard, Jean-Laurent Casanova, John Routes, James Verbsky
Primary immunodeficiencies are genetic defects of the innate or adaptive immune system, resulting in a propensity to infections. The innate immune system is the first line of defense against pathogens and is critical to recognize microbes and start the inflammatory cascade. Sensing of microbes occurs by a number of pathogen-recognition receptors, resulting in the activation of inflammatory signal transduction pathways, such as the activation of NF-κB. Herein, we describe a case of IRAK4 deficiency, a key signal transduction molecule of toll-like and IL-1 receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502328/the-association-between-endocan-levels-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Yaya Lv, Yaqiong Zhang, Weiya Shi, Juxiang Liu, Yonghong Li, Zubang Zhou, Qijuan He, Suhong Wei, Jing Liu, Jinxing Quan
BACKGROUND: Proinflammatory conditions induced by circulating factors in diabetes play a pivotal role in endothelial dysfunction and related vascular complications. Endothelial cell-specific molecule-1 or endocan is a dermatan sulfate proteoglycan secreted primarily by the vascular endothelium. Although endocan has been shown to be a potential biomarker in coronary heart disease, its role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis (AS) in diabetes remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the correlation between serum endocan levels and subclinical AS in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
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