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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454408/astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-promotes-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells-by-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Mengxi Li, Yuna Dai, Li Wang, Lei Li
Astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG1) was identified to be overexpressed in breast cancer, and to be associated with the development of breast cancer. In the present study, AEG1 was identified as highly expressed in the MCF-7, MDA-MB-231 and SK-BR-3 breast cancer cell lines and was detected in the MCF-10A normal breast epithelial cell line. The present study established an AEG1-knockdown MCF-7 cell line to investigate the expression status of certain cancer-associated proteins. Western blotting demonstrated that AEG1 may affect cancer cell proliferation and invasion via activating the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, a hypothesis that has been supported by cell function tests...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454350/mir-455-5p-functions-as-a-potential-oncogene-by-targeting-galectin-9-in-colon-cancer
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Qianqian Yang, Chen Hou, Da Huang, Chunbo Zhuang, Weichao Jiang, Zhi Geng, Xiaobei Wang, Lihua Hu
Although there is evidence that galectin-9 is a critical factor in health and disease, the upstream regulatory microRNA (miRNA or miR) of the protein remains poorly defined. miR-455-5p is characterized as a tumor-associated miRNA in cancer research. However, the actual role of miR-455-5p with respect to inhibiting or promoting tumorigenesis in colon cancer is unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the expression, role and target regulation association of galectin-9 and miR-455-5p in colon cancer. Western blot analysis and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction were used for the detection of the expression levels of galectin-9 and miRNAs...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454227/chromobox-homolog-2-protein-a-novel-biomarker-for-predicting-prognosis-and-taxol-sensitivity-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#3
Wang Yang Chen, Xian Yu Zhang, Tong Liu, Yang Liu, Ya Shuang Zhao, Da Pang
Polycomb group (PcG) complexes modify histones to silence tumor suppressor genes, which exhibit an important function in tumorigenesis and progression. The chromobox (Cbx) protein family is a critical component of PcG-mediated repression. Cbx2, a member of the Cbx protein family, is hypothesized to exhibit a vital role in breast cancer. In the present study, immunohistochemical analysis using tissue microarrays was performed to determine the levels of Cbx2 protein expression in breast cancer. The association between Cbx2 expression and the clinical features and prognosis of 455 breast cancer patients was analyzed...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454217/paraganglioma-of-the-organ-of-zuckerkandl-associated-with-a-somatic-hif2%C3%AE-mutation-a-case-report
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Ahmad Esmaeel Abdullah, Carole Guerin, Alessio Imperiale, Anne Barlier, Stéphanie Battini, Morgane Pertuit, Philippe Roche, Wassim Essamet, Bernard Vaisse, Karel Pacak, Fréderic Sebag, David Taïeb
Paragangliomas of the organ of Zuckerkandl (OZ-PGL) are rare tumors that, in >70% of cases, occur in association with succinate dehydrogenase complex iron sulfur subunit B (SDHB) or SDHD gene mutations. The aim of the current study was to determine whether a somatic genetic defect in the hypoxia-inducible factor 2α (HIF2α) gene was present in a case of sporadic OZ-PGL. A 32-year-old African female presented with uncontrolled hypertension during the first trimester of pregnancy. A diagnostic hysteroscopy was performed 3 months after delivery, precipitating a hypertensive crisis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454124/influence-of-the-rehabilitation-outcome-on-returning-to-drive-after-neurological-impairment
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Urša Š Čižman, Gaj Vidmar, Petra Drnovšek
In traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke rehabilitation, the question of reintegration of the driver into traffic is faced very often. Driving is an important domain and for some patients, return to driving represents a crucial event for community inclusion. The aim of our study was to examine the utility of Glasgow Coma Scale within the first 24 h of injury and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) at rehabilitation admission for predicting the return to driving. We included 72 patients after TBI or stroke...
June 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454069/cns-bioavailability-and-radiation-protection-of-normal-hippocampal-neurogenesis-by-a-lipophilic-mn-porphyrin-based-superoxide-dismutase-mimic-mntnbuoe-2-pyp-5
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David Leu, Ivan Spasojevic, Huy Nguyen, Brian Deng, Artak Tovmasyan, Tin Weitner, Romulo S Sampaio, Ines Batinic-Haberle, Ting-Ting Huang
Although radiation therapy can be effective against cancer, potential damage to normal tissues limits the amount that can be safely administered. In central nervous system (CNS), radiation damage to normal tissues is presented, in part, as suppressed hippocampal neurogenesis and impaired cognitive functions. Mn porphyrin (MnP)-based redox active drugs have demonstrated differential effects on cancer and normal tissues in experimental animals that lead to protection of normal tissues and radio- and chemo-sensitization of cancers...
April 22, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454066/direct-measurement-of-igm-antigen-interaction-energy-on-individual-red-blood-cells
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Natasha Yeow, Rico F Tabor, Gil Garnier
Most blood grouping tests rely on the principle of red blood cells (RBCs) agglutination. Agglutination is triggered by the binding of specific blood grouping antibodies to the corresponding RBC surface antigen on multiple cells. The interaction energies between blood grouping antibodies and antigens have been poorly defined in immunohaematology. Here for the first time, we functionalized atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilevers with the IgM form of blood grouping antibodies to probe populations of individual RBCs of different groups under physiological conditions...
April 21, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454047/use-of-light-emitting-diodes-leds-for-enhanced-lipid-production-in-micro-algae-based-biofuels
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Alifha Severes, Shashank Hegde, L D'Souza, Smitha Hegde
Microalgae are an alternative source for renewable energy to overcome the energy crises caused by exhaustion of fuel reserves. Algal biofuel technology demands a cost effective strategy for net profitable productivity. Inconsistent illumination intensities hinder microalgal growth. The light-utilizing efficiency of the cells is critical. Light scarcity leads to low production and high intensities cause photo-inhibition. We report effective usage of LEDs of different band wavelengths on the growth of microalgae in a closed, controlled environment to generate biomass and lipid yields...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454020/toxicity-of-tio2-in-nanoparticle-or-bulk-form-to-freshwater-and-marine-microalgae-under-visible-light-and-uv-a-radiation
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M Sendra, I Moreno-Garrido, M P Yeste, J M Gatica, J Blasco
Use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) has become a part of our daily life and the high environmental concentrations predicted to accumulate in aquatic ecosystems are cause for concern. Although TiO2 has only limited reactivity, at the nanoscale level its physico-chemical properties and toxicity are different compared with bulk material. Phytoplankton is a key trophic level in fresh and marine ecosystems, and the toxicity provoked by these nanoparticles can affect the structure and functioning of ecosystems...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453984/functional-and-genetic-evidence-that-nucleoside-transport-is-highly-conserved-in-leishmania-species-implications-for-pyrimidine-based-chemotherapy
#10
Khalid J H Alzahrani, Juma A M Ali, Anthonius A Eze, Wan Limm Looi, Daniel N A Tagoe, Darren J Creek, Michael P Barrett, Harry P de Koning
Leishmania pyrimidine salvage is replete with opportunities for therapeutic intervention with enzyme inhibitors or antimetabolites. Their uptake into cells depends upon specific transporters; therefore it is essential to establish whether various Leishmania species possess similar pyrimidine transporters capable of drug uptake. Here, we report a comprehensive characterization of pyrimidine transport in L. major and L. mexicana. In both species, two transporters for uridine/adenosine were detected, one of which also transported uracil and the antimetabolites 5-fluoruracil (5-FU) and 5F,2'deoxyuridine (5F,2'dUrd), and was designated uridine-uracil transporter 1 (UUT1); the other transporter mediated uptake of adenosine, uridine, 5F,2'dUrd and thymidine and was designated Nucleoside Transporter 1 (NT1)...
April 20, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453959/uroflowmetric-changes-success-rate-and-complications-following-tension-free-vaginal-tape-obturator-tvt-o-operation-in-obese-females
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Reham Fouad, Yahia M El-Faissal, Ahmed T Hashem, Sherine H Gad Allah
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcome of Tension-free Vaginal Tape Obturator (TVT-O) operation in the treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) in obese females, with respect to uroflowmetric changes, success rate and postoperative complications. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 26 patients with USI at the Obstetrics & Gynecology department-Cairo University hospital during the year 2015. The participants had body mass index (BMI)≥30...
April 23, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453954/local-delivery-of-chondroitinase-abc-with-or-without-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-promotes-functional-repair-in-the-injured-rat-spinal-cord
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Malgosia M Pakulska, Charles H Tator, Molly S Shoichet
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event for which functional recovery remains elusive. Due to the complex nature of SCI pathology, a combination treatment strategy will likely be required for success. We hypothesized that tissue and functional repair would be achieved in a rat model of impact-compression SCI by combining degradation of the glial scar, using chondroitinase ABC (ChABC), with recruitment of endogenous neural precursor cells (NPCs), using stromal cell-derived factor 1α (SDF)...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453941/probing-molecular-interactions-between-human-carbonic-anhydrases-hcas-and-a-novel-class-of-benzenesulfonamides
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Elvira Bruno, Maria Rosa Buemi, Anna Di Fiore, Laura De Luca, Stefania Ferro, Andrea Angeli, Roberto Cirilli, Daniele Sadutto, Vincenzo Alterio, Simona Maria Monti, Claudiu T Supuran, Giuseppina De Simone, Rosaria Gitto
On the basis of X-ray crystallographic studies of the complex of hCA II with 4-(3,4-dihydro-1H-isoquinoline-2-carbonyl)benzenesulfonamide (3) (PDB code 4Z1J), a novel series of 4-(1-aryl-3,4-dihydro-1H-isoquinolin-2-carbonyl)benzenesulfonamides (23-33) was designed. Specifically, our idea was to improve the selectivity toward druggable isoforms through the introduction of additional hydrophobic/hydrophilic functionalities. Among the synthesized and tested compounds, the (R,S)-4-(6,7-dihydroxy-1-phenyl-3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-1H-2-carbonyl)benzenesulfonamide (30) exhibited a remarkable inhibition for the brain-expressed hCA VII (Ki = 0...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453878/titanium-implant-functionalization-with-phosphate-containing-polymers-may-favor-in-vivo-osseointegration
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Marcio V Cardoso, Judith de Rycker, Amol Chaudhari, Eduardo Coutinho, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Bart Van Meerbeek, Marcelo F Mesquita, Wander J da Silva, Kumiko Yoshihara, Katleen Vandamme, Joke Duyck
AIM: Osseointegration of titanium implants is predictable, but can be improved via surface functionalization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 120 implants were installed in parietal bone of 12 domestic pigs and left to heal for 1 or 3 months. Five groups were defined according surface treatments: immersion in water (H2O), 10% polyphosphoric acid (PPA10), 1% phosphorylated pullulan (PPL1), 10% phosphorylated pullulan (PPL10), or 10% phosphorylated pullulan + 1 μg BMP-2 (PPL10 BMP)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453861/functional-lung-avoidance-and-response-adaptive-escalation-flare-rt-multimodality-plan-dosimetry-of-a-precision-radiation-oncology-strategy
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Eunsin Lee, Jing Zeng, Robert S Miyaoka, Jatinder Saini, Paul E Kinahan, George A Sandison, Tony Wong, Hubert J Vesselle, Ramesh Rengan, Stephen R Bowen
PURPOSE: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient radiation therapy (RT) is planned without consideration of spatial heterogeneity in lung function or tumor response. We assessed the dosimetric and clinical feasibility of functional lung avoidance and response-adaptive escalation (FLARE) RT to reduce dose to [(99m) Tc]MAA-SPECT/CT perfused lung while redistributing an escalated boost dose within [(18) F]FDG-PET/CT-defined biological target volumes (BTV). METHODS: Eight stage IIB-IIIB NSCLC patients underwent FDG-PET/CT and MAA-SPECT/CT treatment planning scans...
April 28, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453780/variation-in-maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-genes-influence-response-to-interventions-for-diabetes-prevention
#16
Liana K Billings, Kathleen A Jablonski, A Sofia Warner, Yu-Chien Cheng, Jarred B McAteer, Laura Tipton, Alan R Shuldiner, David A Ehrmann, Alisa K Manning, Dana Dabelea, Paul W Franks, Steven E Kahn, Toni I Pollin, William C Knowler, David Altshuler, Jose C Florez
CONTEXT: Variation in genes that cause Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) has been associated with diabetes incidence and glycemic traits. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine whether genetic variation in MODY genes leads to differential responses to insulin-sensitizing interventions. DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized clinical trial, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), involving 27 U...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453751/the-neurologic-assessment-in-neuro-oncology-nano-scale-a-tool-to-assess-neurologic-function-for-integration-into-the-response-assessment-in-neuro-oncology-rano-criteria
#17
Lakshmi Nayak, Lisa M DeAngelis, Alba A Brandes, David M Peereboom, Evanthia Galanis, Nancy U Lin, Riccardo Soffietti, David R Macdonald, Marc Chamberlain, James Perry, Kurt Jaeckle, Minesh Mehta, Roger Stupp, Alona Muzikansky, Elena Pentsova, Timothy Cloughesy, Fabio M Iwamoto, Joerg-Christian Tonn, Michael A Vogelbaum, Patrick Y Wen, Martin J van den Bent, David A Reardon
Background.: The Macdonald criteria and the Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) criteria define radiologic parameters to classify therapeutic outcome among patients with malignant glioma and specify that clinical status must be incorporated and prioritized for overall assessment. But neither provides specific parameters to do so. We hypothesized that a standardized metric to measure neurologic function will permit more effective overall response assessment in neuro-oncology. Methods...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453688/edlib-a-c-c%C3%A2-library-for-fast-exact-sequence-alignment-using-edit-distance
#18
Martin Šošic, Mile Šikic
Summary: We present Edlib, an open-source C/C ++ library for exact pairwise sequence alignment using edit distance. We compare Edlib to other libraries and show that it is the fastest while not lacking in functionality and can also easily handle very large sequences. Being easy to use, flexible, fast and low on memory usage, we expect it to be easily adopted as a building block for future bioinformatics tools. Availability and Implementation: Source code, installation instructions and test data are freely available for download at https://github...
May 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453685/phenocurve-capturing-dynamic-phenotype-environment-relationships-using-phenomics-data
#19
Yifan Yang, Lei Xu, Zheyun Feng, Jeffrey A Cruz, Linda J Savage, David M Kramer, Jin Chen
Motivation: Phenomics is essential for understanding the mechanisms that regulate or influence growth, fitness, and development. Techniques have been developed to conduct high-throughput large-scale phenotyping on animals, plants and humans, aiming to bridge the gap between genomics, gene functions and traits. Although new developments in phenotyping techniques are exciting, we are limited by the tools to analyze fully the massive phenotype data, especially the dynamic relationships between phenotypes and environments...
May 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453667/linearity-of-network-proximity-measures-implications-for-set-based-queries-and-significance-testing
#20
Sean Maxwell, Mark R Chance, Mehmet Koyutürk
Motivation: In recent years, various network proximity measures have been proposed to facilitate the use of biomolecular interaction data in a broad range of applications. These applications include functional annotation, disease gene prioritization, comparative analysis of biological systems and prediction of new interactions. In such applications, a major task is the scoring or ranking of the nodes in the network in terms of their proximity to a given set of 'seed' nodes (e.g. a group of proteins that are identified to be associated with a disease, or are deferentially expressed in a certain condition)...
May 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
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