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Transcriptome Analysis Of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae During Natural Infection Reveals Differential Expression Of Antibiotic Resistance Determinants Between Men And Women, Kathleen Nudel, Ryan McClure, Matthew Moreau, Emma Briars, A. Jeanine Abrams, Brian Tjaden, Xiao-Hong Su, David Trees, Peter A. Rice, Paola Massari, Caroline A. Genco 2018 Tufts University

Transcriptome Analysis Of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae During Natural Infection Reveals Differential Expression Of Antibiotic Resistance Determinants Between Men And Women, Kathleen Nudel, Ryan Mcclure, Matthew Moreau, Emma Briars, A. Jeanine Abrams, Brian Tjaden, Xiao-Hong Su, David Trees, Peter A. Rice, Paola Massari, Caroline A. Genco

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a bacterial pathogen responsible for the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea. Emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) of N. gonorrhoeae worldwide has resulted in limited therapeutic choices for this infection. Men who seek treatment often have symptomatic urethritis; in contrast, gonococcal cervicitis in women is usually minimally symptomatic, but may progress to pelvic inflammatory disease. Previously, we reported the first analysis of gonococcal transcriptome expression determined in secretions from women with cervical infection. Here, we defined gonococcal global transcriptional responses in urethral specimens from men with symptomatic urethritis and compared these with transcriptional responses in specimens obtained from women ...


Characterization Of Human Prostate Cancer Using Sodium Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nolan Christopher Broeke 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Characterization Of Human Prostate Cancer Using Sodium Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nolan Christopher Broeke

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Overtreatment of prostate cancer is a significant problem in the health care of men. Development of non-invasive imaging tools for improved characterization of prostate lesions has the potential to reduce overtreatment. In this thesis work, we will evaluate the ability of tissue sodium concentration obtained from sodium magnetic resonance imaging (sodium-MRI) to characterize in vivo prostate lesions. Imaging data, including multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) and sodium-MRI, were obtained from a cohort of men with biopsy-proven prostate cancer and compared to digitized whole-mount histopathology after prostatectomy. Histopathology was independently graded for Gleason score to be used as the ground truth ...


Regulation Of The Pi3-Kinase/Pten Signaling Pathway By Tgf-Β In Prostate Cancer Cells, Mawiyah Kimbrough-Allah 2018 Atlanta University Center

Regulation Of The Pi3-Kinase/Pten Signaling Pathway By Tgf-Β In Prostate Cancer Cells, Mawiyah Kimbrough-Allah

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

Transforming growth factor -β (TGF-β) plays an important role in the progression of prostate cancer. It acts as a tumor suppressor in normal epithelial cells but as a tumor promoter in advanced prostate cancer cells. The PI3-kinase pathway has been shown to play integral roles in many cellular processes including cell proliferation, survival, and cell migration in many cell types. PI3-kinase pathway mediates TGF-β effects on prostate cancer cell migration and invasion. Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), a tumor suppressor gene, inhibits PI3-kinase pathway and is frequently mutated in prostate cancers. In this present study, we investigated possible roles of ...


Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines: Providing Patient Education, Michael Burton 2018 University of Vermont

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines: Providing Patient Education, Michael Burton

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) is planning to update their prostate cancer PSA screening guidelines to a category C from category D grade. This could potentially lead to confusion among both providers and patients as they have become accustomed to the previous guidelines and there has always been much discussion among providers about whether to offer the test. This project seeks to provide information to patients about the upcoming change so that they are more informed and able to better participate in discussion with their doctor about the pros and cons of PSA testing.


Novel Therapeutic Strategies For Treatment Of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, Matthew A. Ingersoll 2017 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Novel Therapeutic Strategies For Treatment Of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, Matthew A. Ingersoll

Theses & Dissertations

Prostate cancer (PCa) remains the most commonly diagnosed solid tumor and is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in United States men. While androgen deprivation therapy is the current standard-of-care treatment for metastatic PCa, most patients eventually relapse and develop castration-resistant (CR) tumors, for which there is currently no effective treatment. Therefore, synthesis of novel therapeutic agents and identification of alternative target proteins are necessary to improve treatment. Herein, I investigate the efficacy of novel imidazopyridine and statin derivatives as alternative therapeutic compounds. These molecules not only inhibit androgen receptor signaling, but also block activation of the AKT axis ...


Stat3 And Stat5a Are Potential Therapeutic Targets In Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, Sambit K. Mohanty, Kader Yagiz, Dinesh Pradhan, Daniel J. Luthringer, Mahul B. Amin, Serhan Alkan, Bekir Cinar 2017 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Stat3 And Stat5a Are Potential Therapeutic Targets In Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, Sambit K. Mohanty, Kader Yagiz, Dinesh Pradhan, Daniel J. Luthringer, Mahul B. Amin, Serhan Alkan, Bekir Cinar

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

Mechanisms of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) are not well understood, thus hindering rational-based drug design. Activation of STAT3/5A, key components of the JAK/STAT pathway, is implicated in aggressive PC, yet their clinical relevance in CRPC remains elusive. Here, we evaluated the possible role of STAT3/5A in CRPC using immunological, quantitative mRNA expression profiling, and pharmacological methods. We observed a strong nuclear immunoreactivity for STAT3 and STAT5A in 93% (n=14/15) and 80% (n=12/15) of CRPC cases, respectively, compared with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We demonstrated that PC cells express varying levels of STAT3 and ...


Mapping The Stk4/Hippo Signaling Network In Prostate Cancer Cell, Damien Ready, Kader Yagiz, Pooneh Amin, Yuksel Yildiz, Vincent Funari, Seardar Bozdag, Bekir Cinar 2017 Marquette University

Mapping The Stk4/Hippo Signaling Network In Prostate Cancer Cell, Damien Ready, Kader Yagiz, Pooneh Amin, Yuksel Yildiz, Vincent Funari, Seardar Bozdag, Bekir Cinar

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

Dysregulation of MST1/STK4, a key kinase component of the Hippo-YAP pathway, is linked to the etiology of many cancers with poor prognosis. However, how STK4 restricts the emergence of aggressive cancer remains elusive. Here, we investigated the effects of STK4, primarily localized in the cytoplasm, lipid raft, and nucleus, on cell growth and gene expression in aggressive prostate cancer. We demonstrated that lipid raft and nuclear STK4 had superior suppressive effects on cell growth in vitro and in vivo compared with cytoplasmic STK4. Using RNA sequencing and bioinformatics analysis, we identified several differentially expressed (DE) genes that responded to ...


Hereditary Renal Amyloidosis Associated With A Novel Apolipoprotein A-Ii Variant, Tatiana Prokaeva, Harun Akar, Brian Spencer, Andrea Havasi, Haili Cui, Carl J. O'Hara, Olga Gursky, John D. Leszyk, Martin Steffen, Sabrina Browning, Allison Rosenberg, Lawreen H. Connors 2017 Boston University

Hereditary Renal Amyloidosis Associated With A Novel Apolipoprotein A-Ii Variant, Tatiana Prokaeva, Harun Akar, Brian Spencer, Andrea Havasi, Haili Cui, Carl J. O'Hara, Olga Gursky, John D. Leszyk, Martin Steffen, Sabrina Browning, Allison Rosenberg, Lawreen H. Connors

Open Access Articles

Here, we report a family with renal amyloidosis associated with a novel stop codon mutation in APOA2 and the apoA-II variant, 78Leuext21.


Simultaneous Inhibition Of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (Ahr) And Src Abolishes Androgen Receptor Signaling, Maryam Ghotbaddini, Keyana Cisse, Alexis Carey, Joanna B. Powell 2017 Clark Atlanta University

Simultaneous Inhibition Of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (Ahr) And Src Abolishes Androgen Receptor Signaling, Maryam Ghotbaddini, Keyana Cisse, Alexis Carey, Joanna B. Powell

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

Altered c-Src activity has been strongly implicated in the development, growth, progression, and metastasis of human cancers including prostate cancer. Src is known to regulate several biological functions of tumor cells, including proliferation. There are several Src inhibitors under evaluation for clinical effectiveness but have shown little activity in monotherapy trials of solid tumors. Combination studies are being explored by in vitro analysis and in clinical trials. Here we investigate the effect of simultaneous inhibition of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and Src on androgen receptor (AR) signaling in prostate cancer cells. AhR has also been reported to interact with ...


Religious Coping And Types And Sources Of Information Used In Making Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions., Janice V Bowie, Caryn N Bell, Altovise Ewing, Ballington Kinlock, Ashley Ezema, Roland J Thorpe, Thomas A LaVeist 2017 George Washington University

Religious Coping And Types And Sources Of Information Used In Making Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions., Janice V Bowie, Caryn N Bell, Altovise Ewing, Ballington Kinlock, Ashley Ezema, Roland J Thorpe, Thomas A Laveist

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

Treatment experiences for prostate cancer survivors can be challenging and dependent on many clinical and psychosocial factors. One area that is less understood is the information needs and sources men utilize. Among these is the influence of religion as a valid typology and the value it may have on treatment decisions. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between race, religion, and cancer treatment decisions in African American men compared with White men. Data were from the Diagnosis and Decisions in Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes Study that consisted of 877 African American and White men. The main ...


Snail-Cathepsin L Signaling In Human Breast And Prostate Cancers, LizaJoy Burton 2017 Clark Atlanta University

Snail-Cathepsin L Signaling In Human Breast And Prostate Cancers, Lizajoy Burton

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

Prostate and breast cancer are the leading causes of cancer-related death in men and women, respectively, and metastasis is the primary factor underlying the high mortality rates.1 Snail transcription factor is an important molecule that drives prostate and breast cancer metastasis through the process of epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT). Proteolytic enzymes that promote invasion and metastasis such as the lysosomal cysteine protease cathepsin L (Cat L) have been shown to degrade E-cadherin, promoting the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT).2 It has also been shown that silencing Cat L can inhibit transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β)-mediated EMT by suppressing Snail ...


Structure Activity Relationship Studies Of Novel Diarylpentanoid Analogs Targeting The Androgen Receptor In Prostate Cancer Cells, Haili Coffin, Marco Bisoffi 2017 Chapman University

Structure Activity Relationship Studies Of Novel Diarylpentanoid Analogs Targeting The Androgen Receptor In Prostate Cancer Cells, Haili Coffin, Marco Bisoffi

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The development of prostate cancer (PCa) relies strongly on the activation of the androgen receptor (AR) signaling pathway by its natural ligand dihydrotestosterone. Furthermore, PCa progression to metastatic disease represents oncogene addiction to AR activity. Androgen ablation therapy is thus a mainstay therapy against this disease, but the development of ligand-independent AR activation and persisting AR expression eventually leads to castration resistant PCa (CRPC). Therefore, down-regulation of AR expression in PCa cells may be an effective therapeutic modality. The diarylpentanoid ca27 has previously been shown to down-regulate AR expression by an unknown mechanism of action. The present work represents a ...


Inactivation Of Id4 Promotes A Crpc Phenotype With Constitutive Ar Activation Through Fkbp52, Jugal Bharat Joshi, Divya Patel, Derrick J. Morton, Pankaj Sharma, Jin Zou, Dhanuska Hewa Bostanthirige, Yamini Gorantla, Peri Nagappan, Shravan Kumar Komaragiri, Jeffrey C. Sivils, Huan Xie, Ravi Palaniappan, Guangdi Wang, Marc B. Cox, Jaideep Chaudhary 2017 Clark Atlanta University

Inactivation Of Id4 Promotes A Crpc Phenotype With Constitutive Ar Activation Through Fkbp52, Jugal Bharat Joshi, Divya Patel, Derrick J. Morton, Pankaj Sharma, Jin Zou, Dhanuska Hewa Bostanthirige, Yamini Gorantla, Peri Nagappan, Shravan Kumar Komaragiri, Jeffrey C. Sivils, Huan Xie, Ravi Palaniappan, Guangdi Wang, Marc B. Cox, Jaideep Chaudhary

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is the emergence of prostate cancer cells that have adapted to the androgen-depleted environment of the prostate. In recent years, targeting multiple chaperones and co-chaperones (e.g., Hsp27, FKBP52) that promote androgen receptor (AR) signaling and/or novel AR regulatory mechanisms have emerged as promising alter- native treatments for CRPC. We have shown that inactivation of inhibitor of differentiation 4 (ID4), a dominant-negative helix loop helix protein, promotes de novo steroidogenesis and CRPC with a gene expression signa- ture that resembles constitutive AR activity in castrated mice. In this study, we investigated the underlying mechanism through ...


Metformin Inhibits The Proliferation Of Benign Prostatic Epithelial Cells, Zongwei Wang, Xingyuan Xiao, Rongbin Ge, Jijun Li, Cameron W. Johnson, Cyrus Rassoulian, Aria F. Olumi 2017 Harvard Medical School

Metformin Inhibits The Proliferation Of Benign Prostatic Epithelial Cells, Zongwei Wang, Xingyuan Xiao, Rongbin Ge, Jijun Li, Cameron W. Johnson, Cyrus Rassoulian, Aria F. Olumi

Open Access Articles

OBJECTIVE: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common proliferative abnormality of the prostate affecting elderly men throughout the world. Epidemiologic studies have shown that diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing BPH, although whether anti-diabetic medications preventing the development of BPH remains to be defined. We have previously found that stromally expressed insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) promotes benign prostatic epithelial cell proliferation through paracrine mechanisms. Here, we seek to understand if metformin, a first line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, inhibits the proliferation of benign prostatic epithelial cells through reducing the expression of IGF-1 receptor ...


Esm-1 Sirna Knockdown Decreased Migration And Expression Of Cxcl3 In Prostate Cancer Cells, J Rebollo, Jan Geliebter, N Reyes 2017 New York Medical College

Esm-1 Sirna Knockdown Decreased Migration And Expression Of Cxcl3 In Prostate Cancer Cells, J Rebollo, Jan Geliebter, N Reyes

NYMC Faculty Publications

Endothelial cell-specific molecule-1 (ESM-1), also known as endocan, is a soluble proteoglycan expressed by the vascular endothelium, which also circulates in the bloodstream. Inflammatory cytokines and proangiogenic growth factors increase its expression, and increased serum levels have been reported in several cancer types and immunocompetent patients with sepsis. The aim of this study was to analyze the expression profile of CXC-chemokines and the effects of ESM-1 gene knockdown in proliferation, migration and CXC-chemokine expression in highly metastatic human prostate PC-3 cells. Expression profiles of CXC-chemokines were analyzed in metastatic PC-3 and non-tumorigenic PWR-1E cells. siRNA-mediated knockdown of ESM-1 was performed ...


Dysuria: An Uncommon Presentation In Emergency Department Following Bladder Neck Disruption., Ali Pourmand, Assya Abdallah, Hamid Shokoohi, Mindy Park, Marie White, Francis O'Connell 2017 George Washington University

Dysuria: An Uncommon Presentation In Emergency Department Following Bladder Neck Disruption., Ali Pourmand, Assya Abdallah, Hamid Shokoohi, Mindy Park, Marie White, Francis O'Connell

Emergency Medicine Faculty Publications

Prostate cancer is the most common life-threatening cancer diagnosed in men. Complications of prostatectomies vary and often include urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and pain, while other complications go unreported. While emergency physicians are already familiar with the more common post-operative complications presenting to their departments, including urinary retention, ileus, surgical site infections, venous thromboembolisms and urinary tract infections, they must have a high index of suspicion for rarer complications. We report a case of posterior bladder neck disruption as a complication of a robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy that presented to the emergency department as dysuria and abdominal pain following urination.


Metastatic Melanoma To The Bladder: Case Report And Review Of The Literature., Rohit V. Patil, Solomon L Woldu, Elena Lucas, Andrew M Quinn, Franto Francis, Vitaly Margulis 2017 George Washington University

Metastatic Melanoma To The Bladder: Case Report And Review Of The Literature., Rohit V. Patil, Solomon L Woldu, Elena Lucas, Andrew M Quinn, Franto Francis, Vitaly Margulis

Urology Faculty Publications

A 49-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the dermatology clinic for follow-up of malignant melanoma with a complaint of painless gross hematuria. Two years prior she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma from a skin lesion on her left flank treated with wide excision, negative axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy, and adjuvant radiotherapy. Subsequently, she had no evidence of disease until urologic evaluation of her hematuria revealed two lesions in her bladder and cytopathology demonstrated findings consistent with malignant melanoma. We review literature on melanoma metastatic to the bladder and discuss the potential role of metastasectomy and other treatment strategies in such ...


A Hemodialysis Cohort Study Of Protocol-Based Anticoagulation Management, Steven Lamontagne, Tinzar Basein, Binyue Chang, Lakshmi Mallela 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

A Hemodialysis Cohort Study Of Protocol-Based Anticoagulation Management, Steven Lamontagne, Tinzar Basein, Binyue Chang, Lakshmi Mallela

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: Chronic hemodialysis patients frequently require anticoagulation treatment with warfarin for a variety of co-morbidities. The optimal method for monitoring and dose adjustment of warfarin-based anticoagulation in this population, however, remains unclear. To examine this more closely, we reviewed all hemodialysis patients at a single institution on chronic warfarin therapy for a 10-month period prior to and after the institution of a standardized protocol for warfarin dose adjustment and monitoring. Anticoagulation efficacy was assessed by time within the therapeutic INR range (TTR), and resource utilization was assessed by the number of weekly INR measurements required for monitoring.

RESULTS: We retrospectively ...


Tgf-Β Effects On Prostate Cancer Cell Migration And Invasion Require Fosb, Cachétne S.X. Barrett, Ana C. Millena, Shafiq A. Khan 2017 Clark Atlanta University

Tgf-Β Effects On Prostate Cancer Cell Migration And Invasion Require Fosb, Cachétne S.X. Barrett, Ana C. Millena, Shafiq A. Khan

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND—Activator Protein-1 (AP-1) family (cJun, JunB, JunD, cFos, FosB, Fra1, and Fra2) plays a central role in the transcriptional regulation of many genes that are associated with cell proliferation, differentiation, migration, metastasis, and survival. Many oncogenic signaling pathways converge at the AP-1 transcription complex. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) is a multifunctional regulatory cytokine that regulates many aspects of cellular function, including cellular proliferation, differentiation, migration, apoptosis, adhesion, angiogenesis, immune surveillance, and survival.

METHODS—This study investigated, the role of FOS proteins in TGF-β signaling in prostate cancer cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. Steady state expression levels of FOS ...


Studying The Optimal Scheduling For Controlling Prostate Cancer Under Intermittent Androgen Suppression, Sunil K. Dhar, Hans R. Chaudhry, Bruce G. Bukiet, Zhiming Ji, Nan Gao, Thomas W. Findley 2017 Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Studying The Optimal Scheduling For Controlling Prostate Cancer Under Intermittent Androgen Suppression, Sunil K. Dhar, Hans R. Chaudhry, Bruce G. Bukiet, Zhiming Ji, Nan Gao, Thomas W. Findley

Harvard University Biostatistics Working Paper Series

This retrospective study shows that the majority of patients’ correlations between PSA and Testosterone during the on-treatment period is at least 0.90. Model-based duration calculations to control PSA levels during off-treatment are provided. There are two pairs of models. In one pair, the Generalized Linear Model and Mixed Model are both used to analyze the variability of PSA at the individual patient level by using the variable “Patient ID” as a repeated measure. In the second pair, Patient ID is not used as a repeated measure but additional baseline variables are included to analyze the variability of PSA.


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