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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446629/vitamin-d-receptor-and-megalin-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-longitudinal-cognitive-change-among-african-american-urban-adults
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May A Beydoun, Salman M Tajuddin, Greg A Dore, Jose-Atilio Canas, Hind A Beydoun, Michele K Evans, Alan B Zonderman
Background: The link between longitudinal cognitive change and polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and MEGALIN [or LDL receptor-related protein 2 (LRP2)] genes remains unclear, particularly among African-American (AA) adults.Objectives: We aimed to evaluate associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for VDR [rs11568820 (Cdx-2:T/C), rs1544410 (BsmI:G/A), rs7975232 (ApaI:A/C), rs731236 (TaqI:G/A)] and LRP2 [rs3755166:G/A,rs2075252:C/T, rs2228171:C/T] genes with longitudinal cognitive performance change in various domains of cognition...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432711/vdr-gene-methylation-as-a-molecular-adaption-to-light-exposure-historic-recent-and-genetic-influences
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Emma L Beckett, Patrice Jones, Martin Veysey, Konsta Duesing, Charlotte Martin, John Furst, Zoe Yates, Nina G Jablonski, George Chaplin, Mark Lucock
OBJECTIVES: The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is a member of the nuclear receptor family of transcription factors. We examined whether degree of VDR gene methylation acts as a molecular adaptation to light exposure. We explored this in the context of photoperiod at conception, recent UV irradiance at 305 nm, and gene-latitude effects. METHODS: Eighty subjects were examined for VDR gene-CpG island methylation density. VDR gene variants were also examined by PCR-RFLP. RESULTS: Photoperiod at conception was significantly positively related to VDR methylation density, explaining 17% of the variance in methylation (r(2)  = 0...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426778/apai-polymorphism-of-vitamin-d-receptor-affects-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Agnieszka Kempinska-Podhorodecka, Malgorzata Milkiewicz, Dariusz Jabłonski, Piotr Milkiewicz, Ewa Wunsch
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms of vitamin D receptor (VDR) contribute to the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune conditions. METHODS: We investigated the incidence of VDR polymorphisms (rs1544410-BsmI; rs7975232-ApaI; rs731236-TaqI) in a group of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC, n = 275) and in healthy controls (n = 376). Additionally, correlations of the VDR polymorphisms with clinical and biochemical factors of the disease were analysed. RESULTS: The genotype and allele distributions of these polymorphisms in PSC patients were similar to those observed in controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411367/serum-25-oh-d-concentration-common-variants-of-the-vdr-gene-and-lung-cancer-occurrence
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Tomasz Gromowski, Paulina Gapska, Rodney J Scott, Krzysztof Kąklewski, Wojciech Marciniak, Katarzyna Durda, Marcin Lener, Bohdan Górski, Cezary Cybulski, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek, Katarzyna Paszkowska-Szczur, Piotr Waloszczyk, Jan Lubiński, Tadeusz Dębniak
The first aim of our study was to examine the association between common variants in VDR [rs2228570 (FokI), rs1544410 (BsmI), rs7975232 (ApaI), rs731236 (TaqI) and rs11568820 (Cdx2)] and lung cancer risk in the Polish population. Genotyping and statistical analysis which included Chi-square test with Yates correction and haplotype frequency analysis were performed on a series of 840 consecutively collected lung cancer patients and 920 healthy controls. The second aim was to evaluate the link between serum 25(OH)D concentration and the number of lung cancers in a subgroup of 200 patients...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407346/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-in-serbian-patients-with-bronchial-asthma-a-case-control-study
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Milena Despotovic, Tatjana Jevtovic Stoimenov, Ivana Stankovic, Jelena Basic, Dusica Pavlovic
Vitamin D and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene are potentially involved in the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma (BA); however, precise mechanisms by which vitamin D reduces the inflammation and the role of VDR SNPs in BA are not completely understood. The aim of this study was to examine the possible associations of FokI, BsmI, ApaI and TaqI SNPs with BA. A total of 168 subjects were screened for VDR SNPs using polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398110/molecular-characterization-of-hypoderma-spp-in-domestic-ruminants-from-turkey-and-pakistan
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Haroon Ahmed, Sami Simsek, Cem Ecmel Saki, Harun Kaya Kesik, Seyma Gunyakti Kilinc
The aim of this study was to determine the morphological and molecular characterization of Hypoderma spp. in cattle and yak from different provinces of Turkey and Pakistan. For this purpose, a total of 78 larvae were collected from different provinces of Turkey and Pakistan from October (2015) to January (2016) from slaughtered animals. Thirty eight out of 78 Hypoderma larvae were morphologically classified as third instar larvae (L3) of Hypoderma bovis, 37 were Hypoderma lineatum and 3 were classified as suspected or un-identified...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392355/association-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-among-adult-arabs-from-the-united-arab-emirates
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Hayder A Hasan, Ra'ed O AbuOdeh, Wan Abdul Manan Bin Wan Muda, Hamid Jan Bin Jan Mohamed, Ab Rani Samsudin
AIMS: The aim was to investigate relationships of Vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) polymorphisms to the components of MetS among Arabs adult residing in the United Arab Emirates. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 198 Arabs adult (50 males and 148 females). Serum levels of glucose, vitamin D, HDL-C, and TG, and blood pressure were measured. FokI, BsmI & TaqI genotyping of VDR were investigated using PCR-RFLP technique. RESULTS: Age of the participants was 21(9) years with a BMI of 26...
April 2, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391468/molecular-characterization-and-pcr-based-screening-of-cry-genes-from-bacillus-thuringiensis-strains
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Devendra Jain, Sita D Sunda, Suman Sanadhya, Dhruba Jyoti Nath, Sunil K Khandelwal
Novel cry genes are potential candidates for resistance management strategies, due to their different structures and modes of action. Therefore, it is desirable to clone and express novel cry genes from several new isolates of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). In the present study, 28 Bt strains were characterized at morphological and molecular level. All these strains are Gram positive, endospore forming and had shown different crystal morphologies when viewed under the microscope. The ARDRA (16S rDNA PCR-RFLP technique) with AluI, HaeIII, HinfI and TaqI produced unique and distinguishable restriction patterns used for the molecular characterization of these isolates...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385183/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis-in-mexican-adults
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Víctor Hugo Bermúdez-Morales, Geny Fierros, Roberto Lopez Lopez, Gaby Martínez-Nava, Mario Flores-Aldana, José Flores-Rivera, Carlos Hernández-Girón
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most prevalent autoimmune inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in young adults. More than 50 genomic regions have been associated with MS susceptibility. Due the important immune-modulating properties of Vitamin D, Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms - which interfere with the actions of Vitamin D- could be related to increased risk of MS. METHODS: We studied 120 patients fulfilling the McDonald criteria for MS (81 females and 39 males) and 180 healthy unrelated controls, nested in a case-Control study, and were recruited from the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Manuel Velasco Suárez in Mexico City...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358285/external-apical-root-resorption-concurrent-with-orthodontic-forces-the-genetic-influence
#10
Nuria Nieto-Nieto, Jose Enrique Solano, Rosa Yañez-Vico
Root resorption is a pathological process of multifactorial origin related to the permanent loss of dental root structure in response to a mechanical, inflammatory, autoimmune or infectious stimulus. External apical root resorption (EARR) is a frequent clinical complication secondary to orthodontic tooth movement; apart from variables related to treatment, environmental factors and/or interindividual genetic variations can confer susceptibility or resistance to its occurrence. In this context, genetic predisposition has been described as an etiological factor, together with mechanical factors derived from orthodontic treatment...
May 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351026/common-variants-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-coronary-artery-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shahab Alizadeh, Kurosh Djafarian, Hamzeh Alizadeh, Reza Mohseni, Sakineh Shab-Bidar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: ApaI, FokI, TaqI, and BsmI polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene have been reported to be associated with the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), although the results of previous studies have been inconsistent. The aim of this study was to explore whether these polymorphisms play a role in the genetic susceptibility to CAD. METHODS: A comprehensive search of Medline and Embase databases was conducted for studies evaluating the association between the VDR polymorphisms and CAD risk...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340461/tracing-biomarker-of-pah-exposure-and-susceptibility-factor-gstm-polymorphism-among-cancer-patients-in-pakistan
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Muhammad Yasir Abdur Rehman, Atif Kamal, Malik Mumtaz Taqi, Riffat Naseem Malik
We studied cancer patients for possible PAH exposure, using urinary concentration of 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHP) as a biomarker of internal dose of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The subjects included in this study belonged to various socio-demographic backgrounds, and were diagnosed with cancer (i.e. lung, head and neck or digestive tract cancer). In general, we observed high concentration of urinary 1-OHP among digestive tract cancer patients, compared with the controls (CN) (mean 1.06, median 1.03 and mean 0...
March 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327420/segmental-arterial-mediolysis-with-5-splenic-artery-aneurysms-a-rare-finding-of-a-rare-disease-case-report-and-literature-review
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Salah Termos, Ali Taqi, Hussein Hayati, Ameera J M S Alhasan, Mohammad Alali, Ayman Adi
INTRODUCTION: Splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) are uncommon findings. They are usually single and isolated; however they can be multiple; hence vasculopathy and segmental artery mediolysis may be considered. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In our manuscript we present a case of a 54year old multiparous lady who was discovered incidentally to have a diseased splenic artery containing five SSAs. The largest aneurysm was close to the takeoff of the vessel and the smallest was distal embedded in the splenic hilum...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323045/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-among-emirati-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Habiba Al Safar, Sarah El Hajj Chehadeh, Laila Abdel-Wareth, Afrozul Haq, Herbert F Jelinek, Gehad ElGhazali, Fatme Al Anouti
At a prevalence rate close to 19.5%, the UAE has one of the highest rates of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in the world. Genome wide association studies (GWAS) have led to the identification of several genetic variants that are associated with T2DM. Recently, genes involved in vitamin D metabolism have gained interest because of the association between vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and increased risk for T2DM. Among these, the Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is a good candidate for T2DM susceptibility. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between VDR polymorphisms and T2DM among a representative sample of the Emirati population...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296915/genetic-variation-in-the-vitamin-d-pathway-cyp2r1-gene-predicts-sustained-hbeag-seroconversion-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-a-multicenter-study
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Kessarin Thanapirom, Sirinporn Suksawatamnuay, Wattana Sukeepaisarnjareon, Tawesak Tanwandee, Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya, Satawat Thongsawat, Apinya Leerapun, Teerha Piratvisuth, Rattana Boonsirichan, Chalermrat Bunchorntavakul, Chaowalit Pattanasirigool, Bubpha Pornthisarn, Supot Tantipanichtheerakul, Ekawee Sripariwuth, Woramon Jeamsripong, Teeranan Sanpajit, Yong Poovorawan, Piyawat Komolmit
Evidence of a role of vitamin D in the immune system is increasing. Low serum vitamin D is associated with increased hepatitis B virus replication. Genome-wide association study (GWAS) data has revealed a number of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the vitamin D synthetic pathway that affect vitamin D functions. We aimed to determine the association between SNPs in the vitamin D gene cascade and response to pegylated interferon (PegIFN) therapy in hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg)-positive patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285274/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-text-messaging-to-support-antenatal-healthcare-in-iraqi-pregnant-women-a-pilot-study
#16
Taghreed Alhaidari, Nazar Amso, Taqi Mohammed Jawad, Ulfat Alnakkash, Faris Khazaal, Ahmed Alnaaimi, Timothy Pickles, Rebecca Playle, Robert Istepanian, Nada Philip, John W Gregory, Thamer Al Hilfi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of mobile health technology and its potential to improve antenatal care (ANC) services in Iraq. METHODS: This was a controlled experimental study conducted at primary health care centers. One hundred pregnant women who attended those centres for ANC were exposed to weekly text messages varying in content, depending on the week of gestation, while 150 women were recruited for the unexposed group. The number of ANC visits in the intervention and control groups, was the main outcome measure...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284584/sources-and-levels-of-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-edcs-in-kuwait-s-coastal-areas
#17
Talat Saeed, Noura Al-Jandal, Abdalla Abusam, Hameeda Taqi, Ahmad Al-Khabbaz, Jamal Zafar
The sources and levels of endocrine disrupting compounds in Kuwait's coastal areas were investigated. Phthalates, alkylphenols and estrogens were measured in the inflows and outflows of three sewage treatment plants as well as in the seawater and sediments from the sewage impacted coastal areas. Phthalate levels in the inflow of the treatment plants ranged from 8.9 to 78.3μg/l; alkylphenols from 0.7 to 279ng/l and estrogens from 30 to 368ng/l. On average, the treatment plants removed about 80% of these compounds...
March 8, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258612/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-in-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#18
Sule Yesil, Hikmet Gulsah Tanyildiz, Sibel Akpinar Tekgunduz, Sule Toprak, Ali Fettah, Asiye Ugras Dikmen, Gurses Sahin
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms have been studied in immune-mediated disorders, but not yet in immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). We investigated whether VDR variants were associated with ITP in children. METHODS: The study included 44 children with a diagnosis of ITP and 100 healthy controls. Five VDR polymorphisms (Cdx-2, FokI, BsmI, ApaI and TaqI) were genotyped and used to evaluate the association of VDR variants with ITP. RESULTS: The distribution of the three Cdx-2 genotyping groups (GG, GA, and AA) was significantly different between ITP patients and controls (p=0...
March 4, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253304/bone-mineral-density-is-associated-with-vitamin-d-related-rs6013897-and-estrogen-receptor-polymorphism-rs4870044-the-troms%C3%A3-study
#19
Ieva Martinaityte, Rolf Jorde, Nina Emaus, Anne Elise Eggen, Ragnar Martin Joakimsen, Elena Kamycheva
BACKGROUND: Bone mineral density (BMD) is determined by bone remodeling processes regulated by endocrine, autocrine and genetic mechanisms. Thus, some studies have reported that BMD is associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with vitamin D receptor (VDR), serum 25(OH)D levels and estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1), but without consensus. Therefore, we aimed to map and compare the risk genotypes for forearm and total hip low BMD. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Data were derived from a population-based study in northern Norway; the Tromsø Study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241982/association-of-the-dopamine-d2-receptor-rs1800497-polymorphism-and-eating-behavior-in-chilean-children
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Ana M Obregón, Macarena Valladares, Gary Goldfield
OBJECTIVES: Studies have established a strong genetic component in eating behavior. The TaqI A1 polymorphism (rs1800497) has previously been associated with obesity and eating behavior. Additionally, this polymorphism has been associated with diminished dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) density, higher body mass, and food reinforcement. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the DRD2 rs1800497 polymorphism and eating behavior in Chilean children. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which we selected 258 children (44% girls, 56% boys; ages 8-14 y) with a wide variation in body mass index...
March 2017: Nutrition
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