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Regulator of G protein signaling (RGS) proteins play a pivotal role in regulation of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling and are therefore becoming an increasingly important therapeutic target. Recently discovered thiadiazolidinone (TDZD) compounds that target cysteine residues have shown different levels of specificities and potencies for the RGS4 protein, thereby suggesting intrinsic differences in dynamics of this protein upon binding of these compounds. In this work, we investigated using atomis...
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the pathogen responsible for tuberculosis, a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. Growing evidence suggests that the proinflammatory cytokine IL-32 plays a major role in host defenses against pathogens such as Mtb. IL-32 exists in six alternatively spliced isoforms, but anti-tuberculosis effects have been reported only for some of them. In this study, we examined the effect of all six IL-32 isoforms on Mtb replication in the murine macrophage cell line RAW 264.7....
PPI extraction through biological literature curation has been widely employed for proteome analysis. There is a strong need for a tool that can assist researchers in extracting comprehensive PPI information through literature curation, which is critical in research on protein, e.g., construction of protein interaction network, identification of protein signaling pathway and discovery of meaningful protein interaction. However, most of current tools can only extract PPI relations. None of them are capable o...
Surgery remains the first choice of cure for early stage lung cancer. However, many patients are diagnosed at advanced stage, and thus miss the opportunity to undergo surgery. As such patients derive limited benefits from chemotherapy or radiotherapy, alternatives focusing on local control have emerged, including iodine-125 seed implantation. The Interstitial Brachytherapy Society, Committee of Minimally Invasive Therapy in Oncology, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association organized a group of multidisciplinary exp...
Fungi that infect plants, animals or humans pose a serious threat to human health and food security. Antifungal proteins (AFPs) secreted by filamentous fungi are promising biomolecules that could be used to develop new antifungal therapies in medicine and agriculture. They are small highly stable proteins with specific potent activity against fungal pathogens. However, their exploitation requires efficient, sustainable and safe production systems. Here, we report the development of an easy-to-use, open acce...
Aromatic heterocycles with basic nitrogen atoms as well as carboxylic acid derivatives are the dominating chemical space in the universe of drug-like molecules. These established and exceedingly evaluated structural motifs have to be combined with elements of diversity in order to chart less well-explored galaxies of chemical space and to be able to tackle seemingly undruggable targets. Flat scaffolds should be replaced by shapely molecular cores. In this context, it has been unheeded that phenyl rings in d...
PEPT1 function is well understood, yet little is known about its contribution towards the absorption of dietary amino acids in the form of di- and tripeptides. In the present human study, we investigated changes in plasma concentrations of a representative oligopeptide panel after meat intake.
Evaluate the clinical presentation and imaging findings of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA ALCL) at a large US cancer center.
Through regulating the pH values, a series of iodo-argentate/cuprate hybrids, [Me3(4-TPT)]4[Ag6I18] (1, Me3(4-TPT) = N,N',N''-trimethyl-2,4,6-tris(4-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine), [Me3(4-TPT)][M5I8] (M=Ag/2, Cu/2a), [Me3(3-TPT)][M5I8] (Me3(3-TPT) = N,N',N''-trimethyl-2,4,6-tris(3-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine, M=Ag/3, Cu/4), exhibit adjustable structural variations with different dimensional structures, have been obtained under solvothermal conditions. They are directed by two types of in situ N-alkylation TPT-derivat...
Abrin, an extremely cytotoxic Type-II ribosome inactivating protein (RIP), is a potential bio-warfare agent. Abrin A-chain (ABA) depurinates an adenosine of sarcin-ricin loop (SRL) from eukaryotic 28S rRNA thereby arresting protein synthesis and leading to cell death. Monoclonal antibody (mAb) D6F10 is the only known antibody that neutralizes ABA's activity in cell-free systems as well as abrin's toxicity in vitro and in vivo. However, how binding of mAb D6F10 to abrin interferes with abrin's catalytic acti...
Bisphosphonates are a group of medicines used in the treatment of oncological osteoporosis, Paget disease and osteogenesis imperfecta. They significantly interfere with the regeneration processes of bone tissue and have a tendency to accumulate in the areas of increased bone remodeling, i.e., the maxilla and the mandible. One of their most serious and problematic side effects is the induction of bisphosphonaterelated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ), characterized by an exposed, necrotic bone in the maxillo...
Hip fracture is a public health problem, 85% of cases occur in people older than 65 years of age. The Orthogeriatric Unit is a multidisciplinary model that helps to reduce the average hospital stay, mortality and postoperative complications; it allows the recovery of previous functionality, decreases the dependence degree and associated costs.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a technique indicated in cases of severe respiratory failure or in situations where pump failure or heart failure is refractory to conventional medical treatment. Our goal was to describe the results of a patient with chronic Chagas dilated cardiomyopathy treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as bridging therapy for heart transplantation.
Primary dysmenorrhea is a painful uterine contraction caused by endometrial laceration. Drug therapies and complementary medicine have been used to treat dysmenorrhea. The aim of this study was to investigate and offer an updated perspective on the treatments for dysmenorrhea.
Male breast cancer is a rare entity, with an approximate rate of 1.1 / 100 000 in the US, with an average age of 67 years. In all cases a genetic study must be performed, in order to find mutations in known genes, and after the resolution of the disease, based on the results, a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy should be considered.
More than one million fertilization cycles are performed every year. The incidence of serious complications associated with transvaginal oocyte pick-up is low, but the procedure is not risk-free. Risks are inherent to procedures in which thin needles and sharp instruments are introduced into the vaginal wall and ovarian capsule to access the ovaries.
The definition and measurement of complex variables, such as medical professionalism, demand the revision of concepts and adherence to a methodology that allows the foundation of results, based on which some observations and suggestions are pointed out in this letter.
Pulmonary embolism is a potentially fatal heart condition that requires prompt restoration of blood flow in the pulmonary vascular bed and prevention of recurrent events. Mortality is associated to the degree of hemodynamic repercussion, complications and opportunity in the treatment.
To describe the clinical characteristics, treatment patterns, and outcomes in patients with small cell bladder cancer at our institution, including those who received prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) for the prevention of intracranial recurrence.
Perforation of the bladder or urethra and erosion of the mesh after cystocele repair surgery are not uncommon and have potentially serious complications. Traditionally, surgical management of such complications has involved excision of the mesh using either a transurethral approach or open surgery. In this video, we present our experience of laparoscopic transvesical surgery for exposed mesh and stone.
The success of the robot assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) procedures depend on a successful team, however the literature focuses on the performance of a console surgeon. The aim of this study was to evaluate surgical outcomes of the surgeons during the learning curve in relation to the bedside assistant's experience level during RARP.