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Ali M Mokhtar, Ahmed I Elsakka, Hassan M Ali
BACKGROUND: Anxiety is a concern in obstetrics, especially in preeclamptic mothers. Sedation is not commonly used in parturients for fear of adverse neonatal effect. We investigated maternal and neonatal outcome of midazolam as an adjuvant to spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial, in which eighty preeclamptic parturients received either an intravenous dose of 0.035 mg/kg of midazolam or an equal volume of normal saline, 30 min before spinal anesthesia...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Gaye Erten, Muhammed Kalkan, Sema Bilgiç Gazioğlu, Nilgun Akdeniz, Elif Ozkok, Burcak Vural
Objectives. In our study we aimed to determine VDR gene polymorphisms in patients with Behçet's disease (BD) and neuro-Behçet's disease (NBD) in Turkish population. Methods. PBL obtained from 37 patients with BD, 21 patients with NB, and 30 healthy controls were investigated. Genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood using the QIAamp Blood Kit. VDR ApaI (rs7975232), VDR FokI (rs2228570), and VDR TaqI (rs731236) genotyping was performed by real-time polymerase chain reaction with SimpleProbe melting-curve analysis...
2016: Disease Markers
Maimoona Nasreen, Khalid Pervaiz Lone, Saba Khaliq, Shagufta Khaliq
OBJECTIVE: To compare the pattern of Vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms (Apa I and Fok I) in Type I Diabetes mellitus (T1DM) as cases vs healthy population as control and to investigate the association of VDR polymorphism with vitamin D levels in cases and controls. METHODS: The hypothesis of the study was "VDR gene polymorphisms (Fok 1 and Apa 1) and vitamin D levels are associated with the T1DM". The case-control study was carried out on 44 cases and 44 controls...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Aline Hajj, Rima Chedid, Eliane Chouery, André Megarbané, Marie-Hélène Gannagé-Yared
AIM: To explore the association between VDR polymorphisms and several cardiovascular risk factors and adiponectin. MATERIALS & METHODS: Three-hundred and sixty-nine healthy students were randomly selected. Five VDR polymorphisms were genotyped: BsmI rs1544410; Cdx2 rs11568820; ApaI rs7975232; TaqI rs731236 and FokI rs2228570. BMI, waist circumference (WC), blood pressure, lipid/glycemic profiles and adiponectin were assessed. RESULTS: In men, BsmI, ApaI and TaqI were associated with BMI and WC (p < 0...
October 2016: Pharmacogenomics
Hua Jiang, Zhilin Qin, Shaohui Zong, Maolin He, Xinli Zhan, Zengming Xiao, Qingjun Wei
PURPOSE: To examine the association between Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms and lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) predisposition. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted to identify all the relevant studies. The allele/genotype frequencies were extracted from each study. We calculated the pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95 % confidence intervals (CI) to assess the strength of the association between the VDR gene polymorphisms and LDD risk...
September 9, 2016: European Spine Journal
Kewei Wang, Guosheng Wu, Jinping Li, Wentao Song
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms affect the risk of prostate cancer. However, studies investigating the relationship between VDR gene polymorphisms (Cdx2 and ApaI) and prostate cancer risk are equivocal. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis of all the studies to review the evidence available. METHODS: A comprehensive search of PubMed, EMBASE, and ISI Web of Science for studies published until September 2015 was conducted. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were analyzed to determine the association between VDR Cdx2 and ApaI polymorphisms, and prostate cancer risk...
2016: BMC Cancer
Dong-Dong Zhao, Dan-Dan Yu, Qiong-Qiong Ren, Bao Dong, Feng Zhao, Ye-Huan Sun
BACKGROUND: As for the association of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to pediatric asthma, results of published studies yielded conflicts. A systematic review was conducted on the relationship between childhood asthma and VDR gene polymorphisms, including ApaI (rs7975232), BsmI (rs1544410), FokI (rs2228570), and TaqI (rs731236). METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, CBM (Chinese Biomedical Database), CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), and Wanfang (Chinese) database were searched for relevant studies...
August 23, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Morteza Dehghan, Razieh Pourahmad-Jaktaji
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D receptor gene is one of candidate genes related to osteoporosis expansion. The association of ApaI, TaqI, BsmI polymorphisms in vitamin D receptor gene with bone metabolism and density has been area of interest in many studies. AIM: This study was conducted to further investigate the association between the ApaI, TaqI, BsmI polymorphisms and bone density. This study was analytical study. Centers for bone density measurement in southwestern Iran...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Soranun Chantarangsu, Thanyachai Sura, Sanutm Mongkornkarn, Kobkiat Donsakul, Kitti Torrungruang
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene have been implicated in the susceptibility to infections and bone-related diseases. However, their relationship with periodontal disease remains unclear. This cross-sectional study investigated whether the susceptibility to chronic periodontitis (CP) in a Thai population is associated with VDR polymorphisms. METHODS: Genomic DNA was obtained from 1,460 subjects, aged 39-66. Genotyping of VDR polymorphisms (FokI, BsmI, ApaI, and TaqI) was performed using real-time polymerase chain reaction...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Periodontology
Dilsah Cogulu, Huseyin Onay, Yasemin Ozdemir, Gulcin Itirli Aslan, Ferda Ozkinay, Cemal Eronat
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between the ApaI, FokI, Cdx2 and TaqI polymorphisms of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene in caries-active (high-moderate) and caries-free children. STUDY DESIGN: A hundred and fifty children (75 males, 75 females, mean age: 10.19 ± 1.61 years) were included in the study. The subjects were divided into three groups as high caries risk group (DMFT, dft>4)(n=55), moderate caries risk group (DMFT, dft=1-4)(n=57) and caries-free group (n=38)...
2016: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Ju Wu, De-Peng Shang, Sheng Yang, Da-Peng Fu, Hao-Yi Ling, Shuang-Shuang Hou, Jian-Min Lu
The influence of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene for the risk of osteoporosis remains to be elucidated. The aim of the present study was to understand the distribution of various single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the VDR gene and its association with the risk of osteoporosis. In total, 378 subjects without a genetic relationship were recruited to the study between January 2013 and July 2015. The subjects were divided into three groups, which were the normal (n=234), osteoporosis (n=65) and osteoporosis with osteoporotic fracture (n=79) groups...
August 2016: Biomedical Reports
Rasoul Abdollahzadeh, Mahsa Sobhani Fard, Farideh Rahmani, Kaveh Moloudi, Behrooz Sadeghi Kalani, Asaad Azarnezhad
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory, demyelinating, and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system (CNS) with a complex etiology. Given the Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene, it is considered an outstanding risk component associated with MS. The aim of the present study has been to explore and emphasize the role of ApaI, BsmI, TaqI and FokI polymorphisms of VDR gene in susceptibility to MS in an Iranian case-control population including 160 patients and 150 healthy controls. All cases were clinically diagnosed with relapsing-remitting (RR) form, and the controls were age, gender, and race matched which were completely in agreement with the case group...
August 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Shereen Sobeih, Heba M Mashaly, Heba Gawdat, Khalda Amr, Mahmoud Fawzy Abdel Hamid, Eman Shaalan
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is an autoimmune depigmentation disorder. Polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) have been found to be associated with vitiligo. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the potential association between VDR gene polymorphisms (ApaI, TaqI, and FokI) and vitiligo susceptibility, and to detect if there is correlation between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels and vitiligo and between VDR gene polymorphisms and 25(OH)D levels in vitiligo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-five patients with vitiligo and 75 age and sex-matched controls were subjected to detailed history taking and dermatological examination to determine the extent and clinical type of vitiligo...
July 15, 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
Asmaa Kamal, Sherif M Gamal, Fatema T Elgengehy, Alkhateeb K Alkemary, Ibrahem Siam
Vitamin D deficiency and vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms have been reported in autoimmune diseases. However, their role in Behçet's disease (BD) and scleroderma remains inconclusive. Our aim was to evaluate vitamin D receptor (ApaI, TaqI) gene polymorphisms in relation to Behçet's disease and scleroderma in Egyptians. The study was conducted on 54 patients with BD, 30 scleroderma patients, and 60 healthy control subjects. VDR (ApaI, TaqI) gene polymorphisms were investigated using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism technique...
August 2016: Immunological Investigations
Kevin Wagner, Dániel Apai, Markus Kasper, Kaitlin Kratter, Melissa McClure, Massimo Robberto, Jean-Luc Beuzit
Direct imaging allows for the detection and characterization of exoplanets via their thermal emission. We report the discovery via imaging of a young Jovian planet in a triple-star system and characterize its atmospheric properties through near-infrared spectroscopy. The semimajor axis of the planet is closer relative to that of its hierarchical triple-star system than for any known exoplanet within a stellar binary or triple, making HD 131399 dynamically unlike any other known system. The location of HD 131399Ab on a wide orbit in a triple system demonstrates that massive planets may be found on long and possibly unstable orbits in multistar systems...
August 12, 2016: Science
Seo Young Kang, Suyeon Park, Eungseok Oh, Jinse Park, Jinyoung Youn, Ji Sun Kim, Jeong-Uk Kim, Wooyoung Jang
Recently, the effect of genetic variants in the Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene on Parkinson's disease (PD) has gained interest. However, the precise relationship between VDR polymorphisms and PD remains unclear. In Korea, one study reported an association between VDR gene polymorphisms and PD. However, this study was conducted with a small sample size, and only the Bsml locus was evaluated. Therefore, further investigations about the relationship between VDR polymorphisms and PD are necessary in a Korean population...
August 15, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
Daniel Čierny, Jozef Michalik, Mária Škereňová, Ema Kantorová, Štefan Sivák, Juraj Javor, Egon Kurča, Dušan Dobrota, Ján Lehotský
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D acts through vitamin D receptor (VDR) and has promising beneficial effects in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). The purpose of our study was to investigate the possible association of the VDR gene polymorphisms ApaI, BsmI and TaqI with the MS susceptibility and with the rate of disease disability progression in the Central European Slovak population. METHODS: The allele and genotype variants of ApaI, TaqI and BsmI VDR gene polymorphisms were analysed in 270 clinically diagnosed MS patients and 303 healthy controls...
August 2016: Neurological Research
Nan Jiang, Xing-Qi Zhao, Cheng-He Qin, Yan-Jun Hu, Lei Wang, Guo-Ping Xie, Sheng-Nan Wang, Li-Guang Chen, Bin Yu
Previous studies have indicated that vitamin D receptor (VDR) TaqI, BsmI, FokI and ApaI gene polymorphisms are associated with the risk of several inflammatory diseases. However, potential association of the VDR gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to extremity chronic osteomyelitis remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate link between VDR gene polymorphisms and the risk of extremity chronic osteomyelitis in Chinese population. A total of 233 patients with chronic osteomyelitis and 200 healthy controls were genotyped for the 4 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (TaqI, BsmI, FokI and ApaI) in VDR gene using the SNaPshot genotyping method...
August 2016: Injury
L Y Wang, P Zhang, H F Wang, Z W Qin, K B Wei, X A Lv
Two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; TaqI and ApaI) in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene have been identified as risk factors for the progression of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The purpose of our study was to confirm the reported association of these two SNPs with ESRD risk and progression of renal osteodystrophy in a Chinese Han population. A total of 452 ESRD patients and 904 matched-pair controls (based on age, gender, and body mass index) were included. Identification of VDR gene polymorphisms was performed using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method with TaqI and ApaI restriction enzymes...
2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Khayal A Alkhayal, Zainab H Awadalia, Mansoor-Ali Vaali-Mohammed, Omar A Al Obeed, Alanoud Al Wesaimer, Rabih Halwani, Ahmed M Zubaidi, Zahid Khan, Maha-Hamadien Abdulla
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D, causally implicated in bone diseases and human malignancies, exerts its effects through binding to the vitamin D receptor (VDR). VDR is a transcription factor modulating the expression of several genes in different pathways. Genetic variants in the VDR gene have been associated with several cancers in different population including colorectal cancer. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of VDR gene polymorphisms in relation with colorectal cancer (CRC) in a Saudi population...
2016: PloS One
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