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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921220/increased-cell-free-mitochondrial-dna-is-a-marker-of-ongoing-inflammation-and-better-neurocognitive-function-in-virologically-suppressed-hiv-infected-individuals
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Josué Pérez-Santiago, Michelli F De Oliveira, Susanna R Var, Tyler R C Day, Steven P Woods, Sara Gianella, Sanjay R Mehta
Cell-free mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is a highly immunogenic molecule that is associated with several inflammatory conditions and with neurocognitive impairment during untreated HIV infection. Here, we investigate how cell-free mtDNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is associated with inflammation, neuronal damage, and neurocognitive functioning in the context of long-term suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART). We quantified the levels of cell-free mtDNA in the CSF from 41 HIV-infected individuals with completely suppressed HIV RNA levels in blood plasma (<50 copies/mL) by droplet digital PCR...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916943/the-large-phenotypic-spectrum-of-fabry-disease-requires-graduated-diagnosis-and-personalized-therapy-a-meta-analysis-can-help-to-differentiate-missense-mutations
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Valentina Citro, Marco Cammisa, Ludovica Liguori, Chiara Cimmaruta, Jan Lukas, Maria Vittoria Cubellis, Giuseppina Andreotti
Fabry disease is caused by mutations in the GLA gene and is characterized by a large genotypic and phenotypic spectrum. Missense mutations pose a special problem for graduating diagnosis and choosing a cost-effective therapy. Some mutants retain enzymatic activity, but are less stable than the wild type protein. These mutants can be stabilized by small molecules which are defined as pharmacological chaperones. The first chaperone to reach clinical trial is 1-deoxygalactonojirimycin, but others have been tested in vitro...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916656/micrornas-as-biomarkers-for-early-breast-cancer-diagnosis-prognosis-and-therapy-prediction
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REVIEW
Farah J Nassar, Rihab Nasr, Rabih Talhouk
Breast cancer is a major health problem that affects one in eight women worldwide. As such, detecting breast cancer at an early stage anticipates better disease outcome and prolonged patient survival. Extensive research has shown that microRNA (miRNA) are dysregulated at all stages of breast cancer. miRNA are a class of small noncoding RNA molecules that can modulate gene expression and are easily accessible and quantifiable. This review highlights miRNA as diagnostic, prognostic and therapy predictive biomarkers for early breast cancer with an emphasis on the latter...
December 1, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916547/role-of-several-cytokines-and-adhesion-molecules-in-the-diagnosis-and-prediction-of-survival-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Raim Iliaz, Umit Akyuz, Didem Tekin, Murat Serilmez, Sami Evirgen, Bilger Cavus, Hilal Soydinc, Derya Duranyildiz, Cetin Karaca, Kadir Demir, Fatih Besisik, Sabahattin Kaymakoglu, Filiz Akyuz
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: There is still need for accurate markers for early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and assessment of prognosis. The aim of this study is to investigate interleukin (IL)-32, IL-1 beta, IL-18, vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1, and epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) in the diagnosis and assessment of prognosis of HCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with HCC and 15 healthy volunteers were enroled into this prospective study...
December 1, 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916074/-clinical-values-of-wnt3a-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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L Wang, L H Pan, M Yao, W J Zheng, M Fang, L W Qiu, Z Z Dong, D F Yao
Objective: To explore Wnt3a expression in HCC tissues and serum, and to discuss its clinical diagnostic and prognostic value. Methods: The Wnt3a expressions were detected in a total of 186 patients (HCC, liver cirrhosis and chronic Hepatitis) and 40 controls by Elisa, comparing with AFP to evaluate its clinical diagnosis value. Wnt3a expressions in 80 HCC and surrounding tissues were analyzed by IHC, to explore its prognostic value. Results: Wnt3a with brown staining was mainly distributed in cytosol and of hepatocyte membrane...
November 29, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911291/a-metal-free-method-for-producing-mri-contrast-at-amyloid-%C3%AE
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Silvia Hilt, Tang Tang, Jeffrey H Walton, Madhu Budamagunta, Izumi Maezawa, Tamás Kálai, Kálmán Hideg, Vikrant Singh, Heike Wulff, Qizhi Gong, Lee-Way Jin, Angelique Louie, John C Voss
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by depositions of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide in the brain. The disease process develops over decades, with substantial neurological loss occurring before a clinical diagnosis of dementia can be rendered. It is therefore imperative to develop methods that permit early detection and monitoring of disease progression. In addition, the multifactorial pathogenesis of AD has identified several potential avenues for AD intervention. Thus, evaluation of therapeutic candidates over lengthy trial periods also demands a practical, noninvasive method for measuring Aβ in the brain...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908529/a-new-marker-insulinoma-associated-protein-1-insm1-for-high-grade-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-analysis-of-37-cases
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Shiho Kuji, Reiko Watanabe, Yuichi Sato, Takashi Iwata, Yasuyuki Hirashima, Munetaka Takekuma, Ichiro Ito, Masato Abe, Ryo Nagashio, Katsuhiro Omae, Daisuke Aoki, Toru Kameya
OBJECTIVE: High-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of uterine cervix (HGNCUC) has been recognized as a highly malignant tumor. Therapeutic strategy specific to neuroendocrine (NE) tumors needs to be considered, but some cases wouldn't allow simple final diagnoses. Insulinoma-associated protein 1 (INSM1), which is a zinc-finger transcription factor related to NE differentiation, is frequently expressed in NE tumors. We investigated the association between INSM1 and HGNCUC, and the possibility of INSM1 as a useful NE marker...
November 28, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906709/looking-closer-at-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-the-role-of-advanced-imaging-techniques
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Giacomo Bellani, Jean-Jaques Rouby, Jean-Michel Constantin, Antonio Pesenti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Advanced imaging techniques have provided invaluable insights in understanding of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the effect of therapeutic strategies, thanks to the possibility of gaining regional information and moving from simple 'anatomical' information to in-vivo functional imaging. RECENT FINDINGS: Computed tomography (CT) led to the understanding of several ARDS mechanisms and interaction with mechanical ventilation. It is nowadays frequently part of routine diagnostic workup, often leading to treatment changes...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900236/identification-of-two-sulfated-cholesterol-metabolites-found-in-the-urine-of-a-patient-with-niemann-pick-disease-type-c-as-novel-candidate-diagnostic-markers
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Masamitsu Maekawa, Kaoru Omura, Shoutaro Sekiguchi, Takashi Iida, Daisuke Saigusa, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Nariyasu Mano
In the urine of a Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) patient, we have identified three characteristic intense peaks that have not been observed in the urine of a 3β-hydroxysteroid-Δ(5)-C27-steroid dehydrogenase deficiency patient or a healthy infant and adult. Based on accurate masses of the protonated molecules, we focused on two of them as candidate NPC diagnostic markers. Two synthesized authentic preparations agreed with the two compounds found in NPC patient urine in regard to both chromatographic behavior and accurate masses of the deprotonated molecules...
2016: Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897325/the-biomarker-landscape-in-mycosis-fungoides-and-s%C3%A3-zary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Brittany Dulmage, Larisa Geskin, Joan Guitart, Oleg E Akilov
The practice of preemptive individualized medicine is predicated on the discovery, development, and application of biomarkers in specific clinical settings. Mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome are the two most common type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, yet diagnosis, prognosis, and disease monitoring remain a challenge. In this review, we discuss the current state of biomarker discovery in mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome, highlighting the most promising molecules in different compartments. Further, we emphasize the need for continued multicenter efforts to validate available and new biomarkers and to develop prospective combinatorial panels of already discovered molecules...
November 28, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895978/cytokines-and-cytokine-receptors-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Tomone Nagae, Kiho Araki, Yuki Shimoda, Lucia I Sue, Thomas G Beach, Yoshihiro Konishi
Inflammatory mechanisms are implicated in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, it is unclear whether inflammatory alterations are a cause or consequence of neurodegeneration leading to dementia. Clarifying this issue would provide valuable insight into the early diagnosis and therapeutic management of AD. To address this, we compared the mRNA expression profiles of cytokines in the brains of AD patients with "non-demented individuals with AD pathology" and non-demented healthy control (ND) individuals...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895787/runx2-expression-a-mesenchymal-stem-marker-for-cancer
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Maria Teresa Valenti, Paola Serafini, Giulio Innamorati, Anna Gili, Samuele Cheri, Claudio Bassi, Luca Dalle Carbonare
The transcription factor runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) is a master gene implicated in the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells, and thus serves a determinant function in bone remodelling and skeletal integrity. Various signalling pathways regulate Runx2 abundance, which requires a number of molecules to finely modulate its expression. Furthermore, this gene may be ectopically-expressed in cancer cells. Recent studies have reported the involvement of Runx2 in cell proliferation, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, apoptosis and metastatic processes, suggesting it may represent a useful therapeutic target in cancer treatment...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889980/-the-importance-of-free-nucleic-acids-in-the-non-invasive-diagnostics
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Bálint Nagy, Zoltán Csanádi, Róbert Póka
There is a great interest to determine the physiological role of "free" nucleic acids, and to use them in the clinical diagnostics. These could be DNA, mRNA, microRNA and long non-coding RNA molecules, they are in the body fluids, like serum, tear, saliva, etc. Their exact role in the normal and pathological physiological processes is still in the focus of the research, while their use in the diagnostics is becoming more and more important. The use of "free" DNA in the non-invasive prenatal diagnosis is the first clinical application of the new generation sequencers, these methods are able to reach 99...
November 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889334/leukocytes-in-expressed-breast-milk-of-asthmatic-mothers
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D-L Dixon, K D Forsyth
OBJECTIVE: Infants are born immunologically immature. However, breastfeeding mothers retain an immunological link to their infants. While it is generally accepted that infants are at an immunological advantage when compared with formula-fed infants, the benefit of long-term exclusive breastfeeding by atopic mothers remains controversial. Inconsistency in the conferral of benefit may be due to differences in the immunological constituents passed to the recipient infant. The aim of this investigation was to examine the profile of human milk cells and cytokines from asthmatic compared to non-asthmatic mothers...
November 23, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888684/ultrasensitive-non-enzymatic-multiple-immunosensor-for-tumor-markers-detection-by-coupling-dna-hybridization-chain-reaction-with-intercalated-molecules
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Jinjin Guo, Junchun Wang, Junjun Zhang, Wenjuan Zhang, Yuzhong Zhang
In this study, we tried coupling the small signal molecules that could intercalate into DNA double helix with hybridization chain reaction (HCR) technique to fabricate a multiple immunosensor. Doxorubicin hydrochloride (DXH) and methylene blue (MB) were used as signal molecules and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) were selected as model biomarkers. The immunosensor mainly consists of three parts as follows: First, two different primary antibodies (Ab1) immobilized on the surface of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs); Second, secondary antibodies (Ab2) conjugated with DNA primer; Third, long DNA concatemers from HCR were used as a carrier to intercalate amounts of signal molecules (DXH or MB)...
November 21, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882893/protocol-mythbusters-a-universal-procedure-for-sample-preparation-for-mass-spectrometry
#16
Anna Drabik, Joanna Ner-Kluza, Anna Bodzon-Kulakowska, Piotr Suder
Improvements in proteomic strategies from the development of new and robust separation and identification techniques have led to broad applications of proteomics to solve numerous biological questions. For all analyses, sample quality is unquestionably a critical factor; therefore protein extraction is of outmost importance. The ideal extraction method should provide reproducible spectra of the most comprehensive repertoire of proteins, while minimizing sample loss and degradation. It is already known that to capture the whole proteome is an unenforceable task...
2016: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882308/prognostic-impact-of-autophagy-biomarkers-for-cutaneous-melanoma
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REVIEW
Diana Y L Tang, Robert A Ellis, Penny E Lovat
Prognosis and survival for malignant melanoma is highly dependent on early diagnosis and treatment. While the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) criterion provides a means of staging melanomas and guiding treatment approaches, it is unable to identify the risk of disease progression of early stage tumors or provide reliable stratification for novel adjuvant therapies. The demand for credible prognostic/companion biomarkers able to identify high-risk melanoma subgroups as well as guide more effective personalized/precision-based therapy is therefore of paramount importance...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881067/emerging-nanocarriers-based-approaches-to-diagnose-and-reduce-vascular-inflammation-in-atherosclerosis
#18
Manuela Calin, Ileana Manduteanu
Exploitation of nanotechnology advances in the cardiovascular medicine has led to new approaches for diagnosis and therapy of vascular inflammation associated to cardiovascular diseases. Innovative nanoparticles targeted to the main players in the arterial wall inflammation in atherosclerosis (i.e. inflammatory molecules, immune or resident cells) have been already developed to diagnose and/or reduce excessive vascular inflammation and is eagerly awaited that promising preclinical and early clinical results to boost the approval of the first nanocarrier in this field...
November 22, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878687/aptamers-against-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokines-a-review
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REVIEW
Maryam Boshtam, Seddigheh Asgary, Shirin Kouhpayeh, Laleh Shariati, Hossein Khanahmad
Inflammatory disorders result from continuous inflammation in injured sites. Many molecules are involved in this process; the inhibition of which could prevent the inflammation. Chemokines are a group of these biological mediators which are categorized into pro-, anti-, and pro-/anti-inflammatory. Thus, targeting these essential molecules can be an effective way for prevention and control of inflammatory diseases. Various therapeutic agents have been developed for primary and secondary prevention of these disorders, but each of them has its own limitations...
November 23, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877246/recent-advances-of-light-mediated-theranostics
#20
REVIEW
Xiangzhao Ai, Jing Mu, Bengang Xing
Currently, precision theranostics have been extensively demanded for the effective treatment of various human diseases. Currently, efficient therapy at the targeted disease areas still remains challenging since most available drug molecules lack of selectivity to the pathological sites. Among different approaches, light-mediated therapeutic strategy has recently emerged as a promising and powerful tool to precisely control the activation of therapeutic reagents and imaging probes in vitro and in vivo, mostly attributed to its unique properties including minimally invasive capability and highly spatiotemporal resolution...
2016: Theranostics
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