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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820582/pathogenic-mutations-induce-partial-structural-changes-in-native-%C3%AE-sheet-structure-of-transthyretin-and-accelerate-aggregation
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Kwang Hun Lim, Anvesh K R Dasari, Renze Ma, Ivan Hung, Zhehong Gan, Jeffery W Kelly, Michael C Fitzgerald
Amyloid formation of natively folded proteins involves global and/or local unfolding of the native state to form aggregation-prone intermediates. Here we report solid-state NMR structural studies of amyloid derived from wild-type (WT) and more aggressive mutant forms of transthyretin (TTR) to investigate the structural changes associated with effective TTR aggregation. We employed selective 13C-labeling schemes to investigate structural features of β-structured core regions in amyloid states of WT and two mutant forms (V30M and L55P) of TTR...
August 18, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803538/pharmacokinetics-of-tafamidis-a-transthyretin-amyloidosis-drug-in-rats
#2
Kyeong-Ryoon Lee, Jong-Woo Jeong, Hun-Chan Hyun, Jang Eunseo, Sunjoo Ahn Ahn, Sungwook Choi, Sang Hoon Joo, Sung-Sub Kim, Tae-Sung Koo
1. We characterized the pharmacokinetics of tafamidis, a novel drug to treat transthyretin-related amyloidosis, in rats after intravenous and oral administration at doses of 0.3-3 mg/kg. In vitro Caco-2 cell permeability and liver microsomal stability, as well as in vivo tissue distribution and plasma protein binding were also examined. 2. After intravenous injection, systemic clearance (CL), volumes of distribution at steady state (Vss), and half-life (T½) remained unaltered as a function of dose, with values in the ranges of 6...
August 14, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802308/vitreous-amyloidosis-with-autonomic-neuropathy-of-the-digestive-tract-associated-with-a-novel-transthyretin-p-gly87arg-variant-in-a-bangladeshi-patient-a-case-report
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Benjamin Terrier, Magali Colombat, Caroline Beugnet, Astrid Quéant, Jonathan London, Jean-Baptiste Daudin, Claire Le Jeunne, Luc Mouthon, Dominique Monnet, Cécile Cauquil, Catherine Lacroix, David Adams, Antoine Brézin, Sophie Valleix
BACKGROUND: Hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder, first described in families with sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathy. Since its first description, more than 120 amyloidogenic transthyretin mutations have been reported with various geographic distributions and associated with a wide range of phenotypes involving the peripheral nerve, the heart, the gastrointestinal tract, the eyes, the central nervous system, or the kidneys. In some cases of transthyretin amyloidosis, the first clinical manifestation is vitreous opacity...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798722/autonomic-neuropathy-and-albuminocytologic-dissociation-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-as-the-presenting-features-of-primary-amyloidosis-a-case-report
#4
Jingjing Li, Yi Li, Hongbing Chen, Shihui Xing, Huiyu Feng, Dawei Liu, Dilong Wang, Jinsheng Zeng, Yuhua Fan
OBJECTIVE: Primary amyloidosis is a disease with a poor prognosis and multi-organ involvement. Here, we report the clinical and pathological features of a patient with primary amyloidosis featuring autonomic neuropathy as the initial symptom and albuminocytologic dissociation in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODS: The patient was a 60-year-old Chinese male with numbness, orthostatic hypotension, and gastrointestinal symptoms. For diagnosis, we performed an electromyogram (EMG), lumbar puncture, Bence Jones protein urine test, serum electrophoresis blood test, sural nerve and rectal membrane biopsies, transthyretin (TTR) gene sequencing, and bone marrow puncture...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780366/transthyretin-neuroprotection-in-alzheimer-s-disease-is-dependent-on-proteolysis
#5
Catarina S Silva, Jessica Eira, Carlos A Ribeiro, Ângela Oliveira, Mónica M Sousa, Isabel Cardoso, Márcia A Liz
The deposition of amyloid β peptide (Aβ) in the hippocampus is one of the major hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by memory loss and cognitive impairment. The modulation of Aβ levels in the brain results from an equilibrium between its production from the amyloid precursor protein and removal by amyloid clearance proteins, which might occur via enzymatic (Aβ-degrading enzymes) or nonenzymatic (binding/transport proteins) reactions. Transthyretin (TTR) is one of the major Aβ-binding proteins acting as a neuroprotector in AD...
July 15, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762097/a-missense-variant-p-ala117ser-in-the-transthyretin-gene-of-a-han-chinese-family-with-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy
#6
Qian Chen, Lamei Yuan, Xiong Deng, Zhijian Yang, Shengwang Zhang, Sheng Deng, Hongwei Lu, Hao Deng
Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a dominantly inherited disorder. This study aims to explore the genetic features of a Han Chinese family with FAP, characterized by bloating, alternating diarrhea and constipation, and weakness in his feet. Amyloid presented histologically in the vessel walls of hepatic portal area and nerves of the surgically excised liver specimens from the proband by hematoxylin and eosin staining. Amyloid deposition was further confirmed with Congo red treatment. A c.349G>T transversion (p...
July 31, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760421/assessment-of-the-nutritional-status-of-adult-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-during-induction-chemotherapy
#7
Elise Deluche, Stephane Girault, Pierre Jesus, Sophie Monzat, Pascal Turlure, Sophie Leobon, Julie Abraham, Nathalie Daly, Olivia Dauriac, Dominique Bordessoule
OBJECTIVE: To the best of our knowledge, few studies have evaluated the nutritional status in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) during induction treatment. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe nutritional status of newly diagnosed adult patients with AML at admission and during induction chemotherapy. METHODS: We included consecutive newly diagnosed adult patients with AML who were admitted to the Department of Hematology (Limoges University Hospital) from April 2010 to January 2014...
September 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758793/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-tafamidis-for-the-treatment-of-hereditary-transthyretin-amyloid-polyneuropathy-results-up-to-6-years
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Fabio A Barroso, Daniel P Judge, Ben Ebede, Huihua Li, Michelle Stewart, Leslie Amass, Marla B Sultan
BACKGROUND: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of tafamidis in treating hereditary transthyretin amyloid polyneuropathy. METHODS: A prospectively planned interim analysis was conducted on an on-going, phase III, open-label extension study following an 18-month, randomized, controlled study and 12-month, open-label extension study in ATTRV30M patients and a single-arm, open-label study in non-ATTRV30M patients. Thirty-seven ATTRV30M patients received placebo for 18 months, then switched to tafamidis and 38 ATTRV30M patients and 18 non-ATTRV30M patients continuously received tafamidis from day 1, up to 6 years...
July 31, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751735/aggregated-transthyretin-is-specifically-packaged-into-placental-nano-vesicles-in-preeclampsia
#9
Mancy Tong, Shi-Bin Cheng, Qi Chen, Joana DeSousa, Peter R Stone, Joanna L James, Lawrence W Chamley, Surendra Sharma
In preeclampsia, the serum levels of transthyretin, a carrier protein for thyroxine, are elevated. Transthyretin isolated from preeclamptic serum is also aggregated and can induce preeclampsia-like symptoms in pregnant IL10(-/-) mice. Using western blotting, immunofluorescence, ELISA and qRT-PCR, we investigated the production of transthyretin by preeclamptic placentae and whether transthyretin is carried into the maternal circulation via placental extracellular vesicles. Both total and aggregated transthyretin were present in higher levels in preeclamptic placentae compared to normotensive placentae (p < 0...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751284/search-for-biomarkers-of-neurosarcoidosis-by-proteomic-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid
#10
Ludmia Taibi, Céline Boursier, Gilles Clodic, Gérard Bolbach, Bénédicte Bénéteau-Burnat, Michel Vaubourdolle, Bruno Baudin
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease, which mostly affects lung. Central nervous system can be affected causing a neurosarcoidosis in 5 to 15% of all sarcoidosis patients. The definitive diagnosis is established on histological examination of brain granulomas. Angiotensin converting enzyme is currently the most relevant biomarker to confirm a probable diagnosis; however, it lacks sensitivity and specificity. We aim to find novel biomarkers of neurosarcoidosis in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by proteomic analysis, combining two-dimension electrophoresis (2-DE) and mass spectrometry...
August 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739313/cardiac-amyloidosis-an-update-on-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Omar K Siddiqi, Frederick L Ruberg
The amyloidoses are a group of systemic diseases characterized by organ deposition of misfolded protein fragments of diverse origins. The natural history of the disease, involvement of other organs, and treatment options vary significantly based on the protein of origin. In AL amyloidosis, amyloid protein is derived from immunoglobulin light chains, and most often involves the kidneys and the heart. ATTR amyloidosis is categorized as mutant or wild-type depending on the genetic sequence of the transthyretin (TTR) protein produced by the liver...
July 13, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730771/biomarkers-for-the-early-detection-of-relapses-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancers
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Gabriela Chereches, Otilia Barbos, Rares Buiga, Ovidiu Balacescu, Dana Iancu, Nicolae Todor, Loredana Balacescu, Nicu Miron, Nona Bejinariu, Tudor-Eliade Ciuleanu
PURPOSE: To assess prognostic/predictive value of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), transthyretin (TRT), αenolase (NNE), β2-microglobulin (β2-micro), B-cell activating factor (BAFF) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients treated with chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab. METHODS: 72 histologically confirmed mCRC patients treated at Oncology Institute Cluj were included. Biomarker levels were measured through validated methods...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728692/magnetic-resonance-in-transthyretin%C3%A2-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Ana Martinez-Naharro, Thomas A Treibel, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Giulia Zumbo, Daniel S Knight, Tushar Kotecha, Rohin Francis, David F Hutt, Tamer Rezk, Stefania Rosmini, Candida C Quarta, Carol J Whelan, Peter Kellman, Julian D Gillmore, James C Moon, Philip N Hawkins, Marianna Fontana
BACKGROUND: Cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) is an increasingly recognized cause of heart failure. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and T1 mapping, is emerging as a reference standard for diagnosis and characterization of cardiac amyloidosis. OBJECTIVES: The authors used CMR with extracellular volume fraction (ECV) measurement to characterize cardiac involvement in relation to outcome in ATTR. METHODS: Subjects comprised 263 patients with cardiac ATTR corroborated by grade 2 to 3 (99m)Tc-DPD ((99m)Tc-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic acid) cardiac uptake, 17 with suspected cardiac ATTR (grade 1 (99m)Tc-DPD), and 12 asymptomatic individuals with amyloidogenic transthyretin (TTR) mutations...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719236/applying-an-artificial-neural-network-model-for-developing-a-severity-score-for-patients-with-hereditary-amyloid-polyneuropathy
#14
Shenia Novis, Felipe Machado, Victor B Costa, Debora Foguel, Marcia W Cruz, José Manoel de Seixas
Hereditary (familial) amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a systemic disease that includes a sensorimotor polyneuropathy related to transthyretin (TTR) mutations. So far, a scale designed to classify the severity of this disease has not yet been validated. This work proposes the implementation of an artificial neural network (ANN) in order to develop a severity scale for monitoring the disease progression in FAP patients. In order to achieve this goal, relevant symptoms and laboratory findings were collected from 98 Brazilian patients included in THAOS - the Transthyretin Amyloidosis Outcomes Survey...
July 18, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716239/acquired-transthyretin-amyloidosis-after-domino-liver-transplant-phenotypic-correlation-implication-of-liver-retransplantation
#15
Eli Muchtar, Martha Grogan, Surendra Dasari, Paul J Kurtin, Morie A Gertz
Reports of acquired ATTRm in domino liver transplant (DLT) recipients are infrequent and the approach to management is unknown. We describe two patients, an inherited ATTRm patient who underwent liver transplant and his liver recipient who developed acquired ATTRm 8years following transplantation. The clinical manifestations of amyloidosis were similar between patients and consisted of peripheral neuropathy, diarrhea and weight loss. Following liver transplantation, the DLT donor went into remission for 4years, but eventually progressed and died...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711731/insulin-chains-as-efficient-fusion-tags-for-prokaryotic-expression-of-short-peptides
#16
Ligang Deng, Xiaoying Xue, Cangjie Shen, Xiaohan Song, Chunyang Wang, Nan Wang
Insulin chains are usually expressed in Escherichia coli as fusion proteins with different tags, including various low molecular weight peptide tags. The objective of this study was to determine if insulin chains could facilitate the recombinant expression of other target proteins, with an emphasis on low molecular weight peptides. A series of short peptides were fused to mini-proinsulin, chain B or chain A, and induced for expression in Escherichia coli. All the tested peptides including glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), a C-terminal extended GLP-1, oxyntomodulin, enfuvirtide, linaclotide, and an unstructured artificial peptide were expressed with reasonable yields, identified by Tricine-SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting...
October 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704493/evaluating-the-effect-of-mutations-and-ligand-binding-on-transthyretin-homotetramer-dynamics
#17
Tadeo E Saldaño, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gustavo Parisi, Sebastian Fernandez-Alberti
Native transthyretin (TTR) homotetramer dissociation is the first step of the fibrils formation process in amyloid disease. A large number of specific point mutations that destabilize TTR quaternary structure have shown pro-amyloidogenic effects. Besides, several compounds have been proposed as drugs in the therapy of TTR amyloidosis due to their TTR tetramer binding affinities, and therefore, contribution to its integrity. In the present paper we have explored key positions sustaining TTR tetramer dynamical stability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694632/late-onset-familial-amyloidotic-polyneuropathy-with-bence-jones-proteinuria-and-cardiomyopathy
#18
Sira Carrasco García de León, Amalia Hernández González, Carmen Orellana Alonso, Laura Burriel Lobo
Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy is a genetically determined disease characterized by deposition of an anomalous transthyretin. A high index of suspicion is needed for this multisymptomatic and lethal disease to be diagnosed. The patient was a 70-year-old male examined due to hypesthesia in the hands and feet, plus difficulty walking. A neurophysiological study delivered the diagnosis of axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy. He later developed cardiac symptoms and diarrhea. Urine laboratory analyses revealed a monoclonal spike of light chains (kappa)...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688921/plasma-retinol-concentration-is-mainly-driven-by-transthyretin-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Stanislas Bataille, Jean-François Landrier, Julien Astier, Sylvie Cado, Jérôme Sallette, Marianne Serveaux, Stéphane Burtey, Julien Cohen, Charlène Tournier, Franck Tourniaire, Patrice Darmon
OBJECTIVE: Micronutrients deficiencies in hemodialysis patients are due to low dietary intakes and intradialytic losses for hydrophilic micronutrients. Conversely, lipophilic nondialyzable compounds might accumulate because of a lack of elimination through renal metabolism or dialysis. Other compounds have complex metabolism: their concentration is not explained by these phenomenons. The aim of this study was to report plasma concentrations of lipophilic micronutrients in hemodialysis patients and to analyze if these concentrations were predictive of mortality...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686898/prenatal-transfer-of-decabromodiphenyl-ether-bde-209-results-in-disruption-of-the-thyroid-system-and-developmental-toxicity-in-zebrafish-offspring
#20
Zhihua Han, Yufei Li, Shenghu Zhang, Ninghui Song, Huaizhou Xu, Yao Dang, Chunsheng Liu, John P Giesy, Hongxia Yu
Decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) was one of most widely-used polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants and is frequently detected in both abiotic and biotic samples from environment. However, knowledge of its transgenerational risks is limited. Here, 4-month-old zebrafish were exposed to various concentrations of BDE-209 (0, 3, 30 or 300μg/L) for 28days and spawned in clean water without BDE-209. Concentrations of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) as well as expressions of genes involved in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis were measured in offspring after exposure of adult zebrafish to BDE-209...
September 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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