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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907010/viral-metagenomic-analysis-displays-the-co-infection-situation-in-healthy-and-pmws-affected-pigs
#1
Anne-Lie Blomström, Caroline Fossum, Per Wallgren, Mikael Berg
The development of high-throughput sequencing technologies have allowed the possibility to investigate and characterise the entire microbiome of individuals, providing better insight to the complex interaction between different microorganisms. This will help to understand how the microbiome influence the susceptibility of secondary agents and development of disease. We have applied viral metagenomics to investigate the virome of lymph nodes from Swedish pigs suffering from the multifactorial disease postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) as well as from healthy pigs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906863/bartter-s-and-gitelman-s-syndrome
#2
Hannsjörg W Seyberth, Stefanie Weber, Martin Kömhoff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The clinical presentations of Bartter's syndrome and Gitelman's syndrome will be reviewed including two most recently described hypokalemic salt-losing tubulopathies. By taking the quite heterogeneous presentations and the apparently different pathophysiologies as the basis, the applicability of the physiologic classification has been tested. RECENT FINDINGS: According to the physiologic approach, salt-losing tubulopathies can be divided into two major groups (with completely different tubular defects): first, disorders of the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop (loop disorders); second, disorders of the distal convolute tubule (DCT disorders)...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905971/trends-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-among-children-under-5-in-ethiopia-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
#3
Amare Deribew, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kebede Deribe, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Yihunie Lakew, Azmeraw T Amare, Semaw F Abera, Mesoud Mohammed, Abiy Hiruye, Efrem Teklay, Awoke Misganaw, Nicholas Kassebaum
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality over the last two decades. However, the under-5 mortality rate in Ethiopia is still higher than the under-5 mortality rates of several low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). On the other hand, the patterns and causes of child mortality have not been well investigated in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to investigate the mortality trend, causes of death, and risk factors among children under 5 in Ethiopia during 1990-2013...
November 14, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904113/fanconi-syndrome-associated-with-hyponatremia-in-two-patients-with-legionella-pneumonia
#4
Akihiro Ryuge, Yasuhiko Ito, Taishi Yamakawa, Hitoshi Tanaka, Hirotoshi Yasui, Shuko Mashimo, Kenshi Watanabe, Rie Nomura, Nobukazu Suganuma, Shoichi Maruyama
Legionella pneumophila is a cause of community-acquired pneumonia that is reported to induce electrolyte disorders, including hyponatremia, hypokalemia, and hypophosphatemia. We herein report two Japanese men with Legionella pneumonia and hyponatremia and hypophosphatemia. These findings were associated with an elevation of urinary low-molecular-weight tubular protein, including urinary β2-microglobulin, N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase, the fractional excretion of phosphate and uric acid, and the presence of glycosuria and panaminoaciduria, suggesting that their electrolyte disorders had been caused by Fanconi syndrome...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902186/multigenetic-characterization-of-candidatus-xenohaliotis-californiensis
#5
Francesco Cicala, James D Moore, Jorge Cáceres-Martínez, Miguel A Del Río-Portilla, Mónica Hernández-Rodríguez, Rebeca Vásquez-Yeomans, Axayácatl Rocha-Olivares
"Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis" (or Ca. Xc) is the etiological agent of the withering syndrome (WS), a chronic wasting disease affecting most if not all North American species of abalone, and has been described as a Rickettsiales-like prokaryote. Genetic data about this species is limited to the 16S rRNA gene. The inability to grow it axenically has hindered its genetic and genomic characterization and, in consequence, a thorough analysis of its systematics. Here, we amplified and sequenced five genes (16S rRNA, 23S rRNA, ftsZ, virD4, and virB11) of Ca...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901481/human-pancreatic-cancer-xenografts-recapitulate-key-aspects-of-cancer-cachexia
#6
Daniel Delitto, Sarah M Judge, Andrea E Delitto, Rachel L Nosacka, Fernanda G Rocha, Bayli B DiVita, Michael H Gerber, Thomas J George, Kevin E Behrns, Steven J Hughes, Shannon M Wallet, Andrew R Judge, Jose G Trevino
Cancer cachexia represents a debilitating syndrome that diminishes quality of life and augments the toxicities of conventional treatments. Cancer cachexia is particularly debilitating in patients with pancreatic cancer (PC). Mechanisms responsible for cancer cachexia are under investigation and are largely derived from observations in syngeneic murine models of cancer which are limited in PC. We evaluate the effect of human PC cells on both muscle wasting and the systemic inflammatory milieu potentially contributing to PC-associated cachexia...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893707/blockade-of-the-il-6-trans-signalling-stat3-axis-suppresses-cachexia-in-kras-induced-lung-adenocarcinoma
#7
A Miller, L McLeod, S Alhayyani, A Szczepny, D N Watkins, W Chen, P Enriori, W Ferlin, S Ruwanpura, B J Jenkins
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and is frequently associated with the devastating paraneoplastic syndrome of cachexia. The potent immunomodulatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-6 has been linked with the development of lung cancer as well as cachexia; however, the mechanisms by which IL-6 promotes muscle wasting in lung cancer cachexia are ill-defined. In this study, we report that the gp130(F/F) knock-in mouse model displaying hyperactivation of the latent transcription factor STAT3 via the common IL-6 cytokine family signalling receptor, gp130, develops cachexia during Kras-driven lung carcinogenesis...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891065/trends-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-among-children-under-5-in-ethiopia-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
#8
Amare Deribew, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kebede Deribe, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Yihunie Lakew, Azmeraw T Amare, Semaw F Abera, Mesoud Mohammed, Abiy Hiruye, Efrem Teklay, Awoke Misganaw, Nicholas Kassebaum
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality over the last two decades. However, the under-5 mortality rate in Ethiopia is still higher than the under-5 mortality rates of several low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). On the other hand, the patterns and causes of child mortality have not been well investigated in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to investigate the mortality trend, causes of death, and risk factors among children under 5 in Ethiopia during 1990-2013...
2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888116/hpv16-induces-a-wasting-syndrome-in-transgenic-mice-amelioration-by-dietary-polyphenols-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibition
#9
Rui M Gil da Costa, Sofia Aragão, Magda Moutinho, Antonieta Alvarado, Diogo Carmo, Fátima Casaca, Sandra Silva, Joana Ribeiro, Hugo Sousa, Rita Ferreira, Rita Nogueira-Ferreira, Maria João Pires, Bruno Colaço, Carlos Venâncio, Maria Manuel Oliveira, Margarida M S M Bastos, Carlos Lopes, Paula A Oliveira
Cancer patients often show a wasting syndrome for which there are little therapeutic options. Dietary polyphenols have been proposed for treating this syndrome, but their usefulness in cases associated with human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cancers is unknown. We characterized HPV16-transgenic mice as a model of cancer cachexia and tested the efficacy of long-term oral supplementation with polyphenols curcumin and rutin. Both compounds were orally administered to six weeks-old HPV16-transgenic mice showing characteristic multi-step skin carcinogenesis, for 24weeks...
November 22, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886849/prevalence-and-burden-of-comorbidities-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#10
REVIEW
Alexandru Corlateanu, Serghei Covantev, Alexander G Mathioudakis, Victor Botnaru, Nikolaos Siafakas
The classical definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a lung condition characterized by irreversible airway obstruction is outdated. The systemic involvement in patients with COPD, as well as the interactions between COPD and its comorbidities, justify the description of chronic systemic inflammatory syndrome. The pathogenesis of COPD is closely linked with aging, as well as with cardiovascular, endocrine, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal pathologies, decreasing the quality of life of patients with COPD and, furthermore, complicating the management of the disease...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883186/lactate-at-the-crossroads-of-metabolism-inflammation-and-autoimmunity
#11
Valentina Pucino, Michele Bombardieri, Costantino Pitzalis, Claudio Mauro
For a long time after its discovery at the beginning of the 20th century, lactate was considered a waste product of cellular metabolism. Starting in the early '90s, however, lactate has begun to be recognised as an active molecule capable of modulating the immune response. Inflammatory sites, including in rheumatoid arthritis synovitis, are characterised by the accumulation of lactate, which is partly responsible for the establishment of an acidic environment. We have recently reported that T cells sense lactate via the expression of specific transporters, leading to inhibition of their motility...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883118/cachexia
#12
A I Graul, M Stringer, L Sorbera
Cachexia is a multiorgan, multifactorial and often irreversible wasting syndrome associated with cancer and other serious, chronic illnesses including AIDS, chronic heart failure, chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Treatment of the patient with cachexia is currently targeted to correcting the two underlying features of the condition: anorexia and metabolic disturbances. Greater understanding of the mechanisms behind cachexia and muscle wasting have led to new therapeutic possibilities, however...
September 2016: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879288/multi-omics-analysis-of-serum-samples-demonstrates-reprogramming-of-organ-functions-via-systemic-calcium-mobilization-and-platelet-activation-in-metastatic-melanoma
#13
Besnik Muqaku, Martin Eisninger, Samuel M Meier, Ammar Tahir, Tobias Prokop, Sebastian Haferkamp, Astrid Slany, Albrecht Reichle, Christopher Gerner
Pathophysiologies of cancer-associated syndroms such as cachexia are poorly understood and no routine biomarkers have been established, yet. Using shotgun proteomics, known marker molecules including PMEL, CRP, SAA and CSPG4 were found deregulated in patients with metastatic melanoma. Targeted analysis of 58 selected proteins with multiple reaction monitoring was applied for independent data verification. In three patients, two of which suffered from cachexia, a tissue damage signature was determined, consisting of nine proteins, PLTP, CD14, TIMP1, S10A8, S10A9, GP1BA, PTPRJ, CD44 and C4A, as well as increased levels of glycine and asparagine, and decreased levels of polyunsaturated phosphatidylcholine concentrations, as determined by targeted metabolomics...
November 22, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878979/prevalence-of-the-novel-torque-teno-sus-virus-species-k2b-from-pigs-in-the-united-states-and-lack-of-association-with-post-weaning-multisystemic-wasting-syndrome-or-mulberry-heart-disease
#14
A J Rogers, Y-W Huang, C L Heffron, T Opriessnig, A R Patterson, X-J Meng
The family Anelloviridae includes a number of viruses infecting humans (Torque teno viruses, TTV) and other animals including swine (Torque teno sus viruses, TTSuV). Two genetically distinct TTSuV species have been identified from swine thus far (TTSuV1 and TTSuVk2), although their definitive association with disease remains debatable. In 2012, a novel TTSuV species was identified from commercial swine serum and classified in the genus Kappatorquevirus as TTSuVk2b. The other Kappatorquevirus species, TTSuVk2a, has been associated with post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) when coinfected with porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2)...
November 23, 2016: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875502/sniffing-out-paediatric-gastrointestinal-diseases-the-potential-of-volatile-organic-compounds-as-biomarkers-for-disease
#15
Martin Buijck, Daniel J C Berkhout, Evelien F J de Groot, Marc A Benninga, Marc P C van der Schee, Corneille Marie Frank Kneepkens, Nanne K H de Boer, Tim G J de Meij
The diagnostic work-up and follow-up of paediatric functional gastrointestinal disorders and organic conditions usually includes invasive tests, carrying a high burden on patients. There is a place, therefore, for novel, noninvasive disease-specific biomarkers. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), originating from (patho)physiological metabolic processes in the human body, are excreted as waste products through all conceivable bodily excrements. The spectrum of VOCs harbours a magnificent source of information, with the potential to serve as noninvasive diagnostic biomarkers and to monitor disease activity...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867498/bone-muscle-crosstalk-targets-muscle-regeneration-pathway-regulated-by-core-circadian-transcriptional-repressors-dec1-and-dec2
#16
REVIEW
Jeffrey P Gorski, Jeffrey L Price
Deletion of proprotein convertase Mbtps1 in bone osteocytes leads to a significant postnatal increase in skeletal muscle size and contractile function, while causing only a 25% increase in stiffness in long bones. Concerns about leakiness in skeletal muscle were discounted since Cre recombinase expression does not account for our findings, and, Mbtps1 protein and mRNA is not deleted. Interestingly, the response of normal skeletal muscle to exercise and the regenerative response of skeletal muscle to the deletion of Mbtps1 in bone share some key regulatory features including a preference for slow twitch muscle fibers...
2016: BoneKEy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857783/hyponatremia-in-children-with-tuberculous-meningitis-a-hospital-based-cohort-study
#17
Prithi Inamdar, Sanjeevani Masavkar, Preeti Shanbag
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia has long been recognized as a potentially serious metabolic consequence of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) occurring in 35-65% of children with the disease. The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion has for long been believed to be responsible for the majority of cases of hyponatremia in TBM. Cerebral salt wasting syndrome (CSWS) is being increasingly reported as a cause of hyponatremia in some of these children. AIM: This study was done to determine the frequency and causes of hyponatremia in children with TBM...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835923/ros-no-mediated-inter-organ-communication-in-skeletal-muscle-wasting-diseases
#18
Lucia Maria Leitner, Rebecca June Wilson, Zhen Yan, Axel Gödecke
SIGNIFICANCE: Cachexia is defined as a complex metabolic syndrome associated with underlying illness and a loss of muscle with or without loss of fat mass. This disease is associated with high incidence with chronic diseases such as heart failure, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, AIDS, among others. Since there is currently no effective treatment available, cachectic patients have a poor prognosis. Elucidation of the underlying mechanisms is therefore an important medical task...
November 11, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829137/tumor-induced-il-6-reprograms-host-metabolism-to-suppress-anti-tumor-immunity
#19
Thomas R Flint, Tobias Janowitz, Claire M Connell, Edward W Roberts, Alice E Denton, Anthony P Coll, Duncan I Jodrell, Douglas T Fearon
In patients with cancer, the wasting syndrome, cachexia, is associated with caloric deficiency. Here, we describe tumor-induced alterations of the host metabolic response to caloric deficiency that cause intratumoral immune suppression. In pre-cachectic mice with transplanted colorectal cancer or autochthonous pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), we find that IL-6 reduces the hepatic ketogenic potential through suppression of PPARalpha, the transcriptional master regulator of ketogenesis. When these mice are challenged with caloric deficiency, the resulting relative hypoketonemia triggers a marked rise in glucocorticoid levels...
November 8, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816333/ischemic-stroke-due-to-hypoperfusion-in-a-patient-with-a-previously-unrecognized-danon-disease
#20
Marco Marino, Olimpia Musumeci, Giuseppe Paleologo, Maria Cucinotta, Alba Migliorato, Carmelo Rodolico, Antonio Toscano
Danon disease, an X-linked multisystemic disorder, is due to deficiency of Lysosome-Associated Membrane Protein 2 (LAMP2). It is usually characterized by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mental retardation and skeletal myopathy, sometimes also with atypical features. A 20-year-old man with cognitive impairment was admitted to the Emergency Room because of a sudden chest pain. ECG showed Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome; echocardiography revealed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and, shortly after, he experienced a cardiac arrest followed by an occipital ischemic stroke...
October 5, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
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