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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931965/polymorphisms-in-lncrna-ptenp1-and-the-risk-of-gastric-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
#1
Yugang Ge, Yu He, Mingkun Jiang, Dakui Luo, Xiangkun Huan, Weizhi Wang, Diancai Zhang, Li Yang, Jundong Zhou
Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) phosphatase and tensin homolog pseudogene 1 (PTENP1) is significantly downregulated in gastric cancer (GC), playing critical roles in GC progression. However, the association between PTENP1 genetic variants and GC risk has not yet been reported. Using TaqMan technology, three lncRNA PTENP1 tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (tagSNPs) (rs7853346 C>G, rs865005 C>T, and rs10971638 G>A) were genotyped in 768 GC patients and 768 cancer-free controls in a Chinese population. We found that subjects with rs7853346 G allele had a remarkably decreased risk of GC, compared with those carrying C allele (P = 0...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928601/early-right-ventricular-apical-pacing-induced-gene-expression-alterations-are-associated-with-deterioration-of-left-ventricular-systolic-function
#2
Haiyan Xu, Xiongwei Xie, Jiangjin Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Changsong Xu, Jing Yang
The chronic high-dose right ventricular apical (RVA) pacing may have deleterious effects on left ventricular (LV) systolic function. We hypothesized that the expression changes of genes regulating cardiomyocyte energy metabolism and contractility were associated with deterioration of LV function in patients who underwent chronic RVA pacing. Sixty patients with complete atrioventricular block and preserved ejection fraction (EF) who underwent pacemaker implantation were randomly assigned to either RVA pacing (n = 30) group or right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) pacing (n = 30) group...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912624/corrigendum-to-expression-and-clinical-significance-of-cancer-stem-cell-markers-cd24-cd44-and-cd133-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-chronic-pancreatitis
#3
L Durko, W Wlodarski, O Stasikowska-Kanicka, M Wagrowska-Danilewicz, M Danilewicz, P Hogendorf, J Strzelczyk, E Malecka-Panas
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/3276806.].
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912623/measurement-of-serum-klotho-in-systemic-sclerosis
#4
Rossella Talotta, Sara Bongiovanni, Teresa Letizia, Federica Rigamonti, Maria Chiara Ditto, Fabiola Atzeni, Fausto Salaffi, Alberto Batticciotto, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Marco Antivalle, Tarcisio Vago, Maurizio Benucci, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to evaluate the serum concentration of klotho in a cohort of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients compared to that of healthy controls and to correlate its levels with the degree and the kind of organ involvement. METHODS: Blood samples obtained from both patients and controls were collected and analysed by an ELISA test for the determination of human soluble klotho. Scleroderma patients were evaluated for disease activity through clinical, laboratory, and instrumental assessment...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912622/local-and-systemic-immune-responses-to-influenza-a-virus-infection-in-pneumonia-and-encephalitis-mouse-models
#5
Yoshiharu Nagaoka, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Mutsuko Yamada, Masato Yashiro, Yosuke Washio, Kenji Baba, Tsuneo Morishima, Hirokazu Tsukahara
OBJECTIVE: To compare local and systemic profiles between different disease pathologies (pneumonia and encephalitis) induced by influenza A virus (IAV). METHODS: An IAV pneumonia model was created by intranasal inoculation of C57BL/6 mice with influenza A/WSN/33 (H1N1) virus. Lung lavage and blood collection were performed on day 3 after IAV inoculation. Similarly, an IAV encephalitis mouse model was created by direct intracranial IAV inoculation. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood collection were conducted according to the same schedule...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852266/serum-autoantibodies-against-stip1-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-the-diagnosis-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#6
Yi-Wei Xu, Can-Tong Liu, Xin-Yi Huang, Li-Sheng Huang, Yu-Hao Luo, Chao-Qun Hong, Hai-Peng Guo, Li-Yan Xu, Yu-Hui Peng, En-Min Li
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality around the world. The identification of novel serum biomarkers is required for early detection of ESCC. This study was designed to elucidate whether autoantibodies against STIP1 could be a diagnostic biomarker in ESCC. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was performed to detect serum levels of STIP1 autoantibodies in a training cohort (148 ESCC patients and 111 controls) and a validation cohort (60 ESCC patients and 40 controls)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848245/relationship-of-the-content-of-systemic-and-endobronchial-soluble-molecules-of-cd25-cd38-cd8-and-hla-i-cd8-and-lung-function-parameters-in-copd-patients
#7
Nailya Kubysheva, Larisa Postnikova, Svetlana Soodaeva, Viкtor Novikov, Tatyana Eliseeva, Ildar Batyrshin, Timur Li, Igor Klimanov, Alexander Chuchalin
The definition of new markers of local and systemic inflammation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the priority directions in the study of pathogenesis and diagnostic methods improvement for this disease. We investigated 91 patients with COPD and 21 healthy nonsmokers. The levels of soluble CD25, CD38, CD8, and HLA-I-CD8 molecules in the blood serum and exhaled breath condensate (EBC) in moderate-to-severe COPD patients during exacerbation and stable phase were studied. An unidirectional change in the content of sCD25, sCD38, and sCD8 molecules with increasing severity of COPD was detected...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845081/soluble-cd14-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker-in-hematological-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
#8
Sini Korpelainen, Carina Intke, Sari Hämäläinen, Esa Jantunen, Auni Juutilainen, Kari Pulkki
OBJECTIVE: Elevated levels of a cell surface glycoprotein, soluble cluster of differentiation 14 (sCD14), have been observed in patients with sepsis. Only scarce data are available on sCD14 in hematological patients with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia. The study aim was to investigate sCD14 as an early biomarker in febrile neutropenia after intensive chemotherapy to detect a rapidly deteriorating clinical course early enough to avoid serious infectious complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 87 adult hematological patients at the start of febrile neutropenia after intensive chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia or after autologous stem cell transplantation...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831206/expression-and-clinical-significance-of-ilf2-in-gastric-cancer
#9
Zi-Huan Yin, Xing-Wang Jiang, Wu-Bing Shi, Qian-le Gui, Dong-Feng Yu
The aim of this study is to investigate the expression levels and clinical significance of ILF2 in gastric cancer. The mRNA and protein expression levels of ILF2 were, respectively, examined by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and Western blot from 21 paired fresh frozen GC tissues and corresponding normal gastric tissues. In order to analyze the expression pattern of ILF2 in GC, 60 paired paraffin-embedded GC slides and corresponding normal gastric slides were detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831205/phosphorylated-mtor-expression-profiles-in-human-normal-and-carcinoma-tissues
#10
Hojung Lee
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a key controller of cell growth and proliferation in normal tissues and solid tumors. In the present study, an immunohistochemical analysis of the expression pattern of phosphorylated mTOR (p-mTOR) was performed in human normal fetal and adult tissues and various carcinoma tissues. p-mTOR expression showed tissue and cell type specificity in normal and cancer tissues. In normal fetal and adult tissues, p-mTOR staining was observed in the intestinal crypt, intrahepatic bile ductule, pancreatic duct, distal nephron of the kidney, umbrella cell of urothelium, mesothelial cell, and choroid plexus...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827892/mir-202-suppresses-cell-proliferation-by-targeting-foxr2-in-endometrial-adenocarcinoma
#11
Xinchao Deng, Congzhe Hou, Zhen Liang, Huali Wang, Lin Zhu, Hui Xu
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA-202 (miR-202) has been reported to be aberrantly regulated in several cancers. The aim of this study is to explore the functional role of miR-202 in EAC tumor growth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: miR-202 expression was detected by qRT-PCR. TargetScan and luciferase reporter assay were used to elucidate the candidate target gene of miR-202. The FOXR2 protein level was assessed by Western blot and immunohistochemistry. Survival analysis was explored for FOXR2 expression in EAC patients...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827891/jak2-stat3-pathway-was-associated-with-the-protective-effects-of-il-22-on-aortic-dissection-with-acute-lung-injury
#12
Wei Ren, Zhiwei Wang, Zhiyong Wu, Zhipeng Hu, Feifeng Dai, Jinxing Chang, Bowen Li, Huagang Liu, Yongle Ruan
Patients with aortic dissection (AD) may present acute lung injury (ALI) that may affect the prognosis. In this study, we aim to investigate the roles and mechanism of IL-22 in the pathogenesis of AD complicated with ALI. Six hundred and twenty-one AD patients were included, and the incidence of ALI and pulmonary CT findings were analyzed. Mouse ALI model was established through AngII, and then IL-22 injection and AG490 were given. The pathological changes, infiltration of inflammatory cells, and expression of STAT3 were determined...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819334/cytokine-signature-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis
#13
Danyelle Romana Alves Rios, Melina Barros Pinheiro, Wander Valadares de Oliveira Junior, Karina Braga Gomes, Andréa Teixeira Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva, Luci Maria Sant'Ana Dusse
Hemodialysis is a modality of blood filtration in which accumulated toxins and water are removed from the body. This treatment is indicated for patients at the end stage of renal disease. Vascular access complications are responsible for 20-25% of all hospitalizations in dialyzed patients. The occurrence of thrombosis in the vascular access is a serious problem that may severely compromise or even make the hemodialysis impossible, which is vital for the patient. The aim of this study was to investigate inflammatory profile in patients undergoing hemodialysis as well as the association between these alterations and vascular access thrombosis...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819333/expression-of-autophagy-related-proteins-in-h%C3%A3-rthle-cell-neoplasm-is-different-from-that-in-follicular-neoplasm
#14
Yoon Jin Cha, Hye Min Kim, Ja Seung Koo
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate expression of autophagy-related proteins in Hürthle cell neoplasm (HCN) and follicular neoplasm (FN) and assess the clinical implications. METHODS: 265 FNs (112 follicular carcinomas and 153 follicular adenomas) and 108 HCNs (27 Hürthle cell carcinomas and 81 Hürthle cell adenomas) were made into a tissue microarray. Immunohistochemical staining and Western blot for autophagy-related proteins (beclin-1, light chain (LC) 3A, LC3B, p62, and BNIP3) were performed, and the results were statistically analyzed...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811677/the-relationship-between-vegfa-and-tgfb1-polymorphisms-and-target-lesion-revascularization-after-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#15
Tadeusz Osadnik, Andrzej Lekston, Kamil Bujak, Joanna Katarzyna Strzelczyk, Lech Poloński, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The specific association between genetic variation and in-stent restenosis is still only partly understood. The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between functional polymorphisms in the genes encoding vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A; rs699947) and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1; rs1800470) and target lesion revascularization (TLR) risk. METHODS: A total of 676 patients (805 lesions) with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) who received elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with at least one bare-metal stent implantation were included...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808355/new-markers-of-inflammation-and-tubular-damage-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
Kinga Musiał, Agnieszka Bargenda, Dorota Drożdż, Danuta Zwolińska
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Monocyte chemoattractant protein- (MCP-) 1, macrophage colony-stimulating factor (MCSF), and neopterin are connected with monocyte migration and transition into macrophages, leading to fibrosis and tubular damage in the course of CKD. The aim of the study was to analyze the applicability of urinary fractional excretion (FE) of MCP1, MCSF, and neopterin, as markers of inflammation and tubular damage, in children with CKD. METHODS: The study group consisted of 61 children with CKD stages 1-5 and 23 age-matched controls...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804199/high-sensitivity-troponins-discriminate-different-morphologies-of-coronary-artery-plaques-being-assessed-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
#17
Jonas Rusnak, Michael Behnes, Nadine Reckord, Ursula Hoffmann, Michèle Natale, Julia Hoffmann, Kathrin Weidner, Siegfried Lang, Agnibh Mukherji, Mathieu Kruska, Thomas Henzler, Stefan O Schoenberg, Martin Borggrefe, Thomas Bertsch, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the association between high sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) and T (hsTnT) and the morphology of coronary artery plaques detected by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Patients undergoing CCTA were prospectively enrolled. CCTA was indicated by a low to intermediate pretest probability for CAD during routine clinical care. Within 24 hours of CCTA examination, peripheral blood samples were taken to measure hsTnI, hsTnT, and N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804198/association-between-cullin-3-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-rs17479770-and-essential-hypertension-in-the-male-chinese-han-population
#18
Jin Li, Jing Hu, Rong Sun, Yongpan Zhao, Heping Liu, Jian Li, Lei Shi, Shujin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Hypertension, including essential and secondary hypertension, is a multifactorial disease, affecting more than one billion people worldwide. Secondary hypertension can result from mutations of cullin-3 (CUL3); however, whether polymorphisms of CUL3 are associated with essential hypertension (EH) has not been reported. Here, we investigated the association between CUL3 SNPs rs17479770 and rs3738952 and EH in the Chinese Han population. METHODS: This case-control study investigated 520 representatives, including 259 patients with EH and 261 normotensive controls matched for age, gender, BMI, TG, TC, and HbA1c for the distribution of functional rs17479770 and rs3738952 within the CUL3 gene by using PCR and RFLP...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790534/laboratory-and-genetic-biomarkers-associated-with-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-in-hemoglobin-sc-disease
#19
Rayra Pereira Santiago, Camilo Vieira, Corynne Stephanie Ahouefa Adanho, Sanzio Silva Santana, Caroline Conceição Guarda, Camylla Vilas Boas Figueiredo, Luciana Magalhães Fiuza, Thassila Nogueira Pitanga, Junia Raquel Dutra Ferreira, Milena Magalhães Aleluia, Rodrigo Mota Oliveira, Dalila Luciola Zanette, Isa Menezes Lyra, Marilda Souza Goncalves
Reference values for cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) in hemoglobin SC disease (HbSC) have not been established. We aimed to investigate associations between laboratory and genetic biomarkers associated with CBFV in HbSC children. Sixty-eight HbSC children were included; CBFV was analyzed by transcranial Doppler, and the time-averaged maximum mean velocity (TAMMV) was estimated. Hematological, biochemical, immunological, and genetic analyses were performed. TAMMV was negatively correlated with red blood cell count (RBC) count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and direct bilirubin (DB), yet positively correlated with monocytes and ferritin...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790533/differential-expression-of-glycolysis-related-proteins-in-follicular-neoplasms-versus-h%C3%A3-rthle-cell-neoplasms-a-retrospective-analysis
#20
Hye Min Kim, Ja Seung Koo
PURPOSE: Although currently classified as variants of follicular neoplasms (FNs), Hürthle cell neoplasms (HCNs) exhibit distinct biological characteristics. Hence, the metabolism of both neoplasms may also be different. The aims of this study were to investigate and compare the expression of glycolysis-related proteins in HCNs and FNs and to determine the clinical implications of such expression. METHODS: Tissue microarrays were constructed with 265 samples of FNs (112 follicular carcinomas (FCs) and 153 follicular adenomas (FAs)) as well as 108 samples of HCNs (27 Hürthle cell carcinomas (HCCs) and 81 Hürthle cell adenomas (HCAs))...
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