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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186460/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-metabolic-syndrome-and-type-2-diabetes-in-iranian-subjects-no-association-with-observed-snps
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Sakineh Shab-Bidar, Tirang R Neyestani, Abolghassem Djazayery
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the associations between metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes and the presence of single nucleotide polymorphism of the vitamin D receptor gene in Iranian subjects with type 2 diabetes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Overall, 730 Iranian subjects (372 patients and 358 controls) were enrolled in this case-control study. Single nucleotide polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor gene (FokI, BsmI, ApaI, and TaqI) were genotyped using the restriction fragment length polymorphism method...
February 10, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155611/galectins-a-potential-target-for-cardiovascular-therapy
#2
Ghulam Md Ashraf, Asma Perveen, Syed Kashif Zaidi, Ausaf Ahmad, Shazi Shakil, Chelapram Kandy Firoz, Nasimudeen R Jabir, Iftekhar Hassan, Taqi Ahmad Khan, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Shams Tabrez
Cells constantly adapt to external humoral cues like cytokines and hormones, but practically most cellular behavior is under locally guided control via cell-cell interactions. Galectins (Gals) are one of the most prominent members of the group of molecules involved in this intercellular signaling. They are the family of β-galactoside specific lectins and consist of 15 different types, each with a specific function. They play crucial role in the immune system, inflammation, wound healing and carcinogenesis...
February 1, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134349/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-foki-but-not-taqi-apai-bsmi-polymorphism-is-associated-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-a-meta-analysis
#3
Xiaofei Wang, Wenli Cheng, Yu Ma, Jingqiang Zhu
Four VD receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms (TaqI, ApaI, FokI and BsmI) have been reported to influence Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) risk. However, individual studies have produced inconsistent results. We conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of eleven case-control studies to better understand roles of the four polymorphisms in HT development. The results showed only FokI polymorphism was significantly associated with the risk of HT (F vs f: OR = 1.44, 95% CI = 1.09-1.91, P = 0.010; FF vs Ff + ff: OR = 1...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116588/early-onset-of-sexual-intercourse-and-parental-incarceration-among-african-american-youth-living-in-urban-public-housing
#4
Von E Nebbitt, Dexter R Voisin, M Taqi Tirmazi
Mass incarceration, substance use, and adolescent early onset of sex (e.g., initiate sexual intercourse at 13 years of age or younger) are social problems with disparate impacts on low-income African American communities. Two out of every five inmates in state and federal prisons are African American and the vast majority of these inmates are from low-income communities. Furthermore, this population experiences more severe consequences of substance use and abuse compared to other populations. In sum, African American youth endure the lion share of problems that mass incarceration and substance use leave in their wake...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067591/association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphism-and-serum-vitamin-d-levels-in-children-with-low-energy-fractures
#5
Michal Karpiński, Anna Galicka, Robert Milewski, Janusz Popko, Vladimir Badmaev, Sidney J Stohs
OBJECTIVE: Fractures of bones, especially forearm fractures, are very common in children and their number is increasing. This study was designed to determine the impact of vitamin D serum levels and vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms on the occurrence of low-energy fractures in children. METHODS: The study group consisted of 100 children with clinically relevant bone fractures and a control group consisted of 127 children without fractures. Total vitamin D [25(OH)D3 plus 25(OH)D2] serum concentrations were evaluated in every patient...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003902/missed-gastric-injuries-in-blunt-abdominal-trauma-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#6
Ahmed A Naiem, Kadhim M Taqi, Badriya H Al-Kendi, Hani Al-Qadhi
Hollow viscus injuries of the digestive tract are an uncommon occurrence in blunt abdominal trauma. We report a 39-year-old male who was hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian and admitted to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in 2015. He underwent an exploratory laparotomy which revealed injuries to the distal stomach, liver and descending colon. Postoperatively, the patient was febrile, tachycardic and hypotensive. Abdominal examination revealed distention and tenderness. The next day, a repeat laparotomy identified a gastric injury which had not been diagnosed during the initial laparotomy...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003893/comparison-of-postoperative-drain-insertion-versus-no-drain-insertion-in-thyroidectomies-retrospective-case-control-study-from-the-sultan-qaboos-university-hospital-muscat-oman
#7
Asma S Al-Habsi, Al-Anood K Al-Sulaimani, Kadhim M Taqi, Hani A Al-Qadhi
OBJECTIVES: A thyroidectomy is a frequently performed surgical procedure which can result in life-threatening complications. The insertion of a drain after a thyroidectomy has been suggested to prevent such complications. This study aimed to evaluate the use of surgical drains following thyroidectomies in relation to postoperative complications and mass sizes. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study included all thyroidectomies conducted at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, from January 2011 to December 2013...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939971/association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-and-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-a-meta-analysis
#8
Lin Chen, Song Zhao, Feng Niu, Gui-Bin Bi
BACKGROUND: Studies that have investigated the association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms and intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) have yielded inconsistent results. METHODS: To investigate the association between VDR gene polymorphisms and IDD, a systematic literature search for relevant published studies was performed on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane library, Wan-Fang, and CNKI databases. A random effects model was used for heterogeneous data; while a fixed effect model was used for homogenous data...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906437/vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-as-tool-for-early-screening-of-severe-bone-loss-in-women-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
G Di Spigna, A Del Puente, B Covelli, E Abete, E Varriale, S Salzano, L Postiglione
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that leads to local and systemic arthritis and bone loss. Exploring genetic markers of candidate genes in osteoporosis and inflammatory cytokine genes could be a useful tool for the early identification of bone loss and fracture risk in RA patients. The target of this study is the evaluation and correlation between of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) of Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) and possible effects on bone loss in RA...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895375/clinical-profile-treatment-and-survival-outcomes-of-peadiatric-germ-cell-tumours-a-pakistani-perspective
#10
Irfan Ul Islam Nasir, Muhammad Ijaz Ashraf, Nouman Ahmed, Muhammad Fahd Shah, Muhammad Taqi Pirzada, Amir Ali Syed, Abid Quddus Qazi
Germ Cell Tumours (GCTs) are rare tumours. Generally 80% are benign and 20% malignant with a bimodal age distribution. The retrospective study was conducted at Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised all paediatric patients below 18 years of age who received treatment for histology-proven GCT from 2006 to 2014. Of the 207 patients, 98(42.3%) were males and 109(52.7%) were females. The most common GCT was yolk sac tumour in 90(43.5%) children followed by mixed GCT in 40(19.3%) and dysgerminoma in 34(16...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891515/the-association-between-vdr-gene-polymorphisms-and-diabetic-retinopathy-susceptibility-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
REVIEW
Yun Zhang, Wei Xia, Ping Lu, Huijuan Yuan
Aims. Studies on the associations of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms with diabetic retinopathy (DR) susceptibility reported conflicting results. A systematic meta-analysis was undertaken to clarify this topic. Methods. A systematic search of electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, and CNKI) was carried out until March 31, 2016. The pooled odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were used to assess the strength of the association. Results. A total of 7 studies fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in this meta-analysis (649 cases and 707 controls)...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889775/vitamin-d-receptor-taqi-gene-polymorphism-and-dental-caries-in-czech-children
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Lydie Izakovicova Holla, Petra Borilova Linhartova, Jakub Kastovsky, Michaela Bartosova, Kristina Musilova, Lubomir Kukla, Martina Kukletova
AIM: We analyzed the VDR TaqI (rs731236) gene polymorphism in children with and those without dental caries. METHODS: A total of 388 subjects, 153 caries-free (with decayed/missing/filled teeth [DMFT] = 0) and 235 children with dental caries (DMFT ≥1), were genotyped by the TaqMan method. RESULTS: Although no significant differences in VDR TaqI allele and genotype frequencies between caries-free and caries-affected children were detected, a significant association between this polymorphism and gingivitis was found (p < 0...
November 26, 2016: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844014/genetic-va-riation-in-the-na-rrow-c-lawed-c-ra-yfish-astacus-lepto-dactylus-po-pulatio-ns-as-assesse-d-by-pcr-rflp-of-mitochondria-l-coi-gene
#13
Majidreza Khos Hkholgh, Sajad Nazari
The genetic variation and population structure of narrow-clawed crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus) was examined by means of polymerase chain reaction (PC R) restriction fragment length polymorphism (RF LP) analysis of the cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) of mitochondrial DNA. A total of 194 adult specimens were collected from seven sample sites including, two in the south Caspian Sea and one each in Anzali wetland and Aras reservoir and three rivers Chafrood, Masule Rudkhan and S iah Darvishan. The PCR products were digested with 19 restriction enzymes and five enzymes revealed polymorphism patterns (DdeІ, MboІ, TaqI, RsaІ and HinfІ)...
December 2015: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829443/the-role-of-c957t-taqi-and-ser311cys-polymorphisms-of-the-drd2-gene-in-schizophrenia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Thelma Beatriz González-Castro, Yazmín Hernández-Díaz, Isela Esther Juárez-Rojop, María Lilia López-Narváez, Carlos Alfonso Tovilla-Zárate, Alma Genis-Mendoza, Mariela Alpuin-Reyes
BACKGROUND: The association between the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene and schizophrenia has been studied though no conclusive outcomes have been attained. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the relation between three polymorphisms of the DRD2 gene (C957T, TaqI and Ser311Cys) and schizophrenia. METHODS: The search was made in PubMed and EBSCO databases (up to February 2016). The systematic review included 34 case-control association studies (34 for C957T, 16 for TaqI and 36 for Ser311Cys)...
November 9, 2016: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822243/screening-the-partial-coding-region-of-metallothionein-isoform-2-gene-in-zebu-cattle
#15
P N Gholap, D S Kale, K Krishnamurthi, A R Sirothia, M D Kothekar
Metallothionein (MT) is important because it binds tightly to heavy metals to decrease their toxicity. DNA was isolated from 30 toxic metal exposed and 30 toxic metal unexposed Zebu cows. The amplified metallothionein isoform-2 (MT-2) PCR product (489 bp) was further used for PCR-RFLP and DNA sequencing. MT-2 TaqI PCR-RFLP revealed homozygous genotype (AA) except for the E23 animal (AB). The genotype frequency of AA and AB (E23) genotypes in the exposed groups was 0.967 and 0.033 respectively. DNA sequencing was carried out for the toxic metal exposed sample (E23) and the control group sample (C13)...
2016: Iranian journal of veterinary research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808388/assessment-of-the-link-between-vitamin-d-receptor-taqi-gene-polymorphism-and-periodontitis-a-meta-analysis-in-a-chinese-population
#16
X W Ji, Y Wang, C Cao, L J Zhong
Although a number of studies have been conducted to determine the association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) TaqI polymorphism and periodontitis in the Chinese population, this association remains elusive. To assess the influence of VDR TaqI polymorphism on the risk of periodontitis, a meta-analysis was performed in a Chinese population. Relevant studies were identified using the databases PubMed, Springer Link, Ovid, Chinese Wanfang Data Knowledge Service Platform, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Chinese Biology Medicine, through January 2016...
October 6, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781037/rescue-thrombectomy-in-large-vessel-occlusion-strokes-leads-to-better-outcomes-than-intravenous-thrombolysis-alone-a-real-world-applicability-of-the-recent-trials
#17
Raul G Nogueira, Osama O Zaidat, Alicia C Castonguay, Diogo C Haussen, Coleman O Martin, William E Holloway, Nils Mueller-Kronast, Joey English, Italo Linfante, Guilherme Dabus, Tim W Malisch, Franklin A Marden, Hormozd Bozorgchami, Andrew Xavier, Ansaar T Rai, Michael T Froehler, Aamir Badruddin, Thanh N Nguyen, M Asif Taqi, Michael G Abraham, Vallabh Janardhan, Albert J Yoo, Hashem Shaltoni, Alex Abou-Chebl, Peng R Chen, Gavin W Britz, Roberta Novakovic, Ashish Nanda, Ritesh Kaushal, Mohammad A Issa, Michael R Frankel, Rishi Gupta
BACKGROUND: The Interventional Management of Stroke III (IMS-III) trial demonstrated no benefit for intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) followed by endovascular therapy versus IV rt-PA alone. However, IMS-III mostly included earlier generation devices. The recent thrombectomy trials have incorporated the stent-retriever technology, but their generalizability remains unknown. METHODS: The North American Solitaire Acute Stroke (NASA) registry recruited patients treated with the Solitaire FR™ device between March 2012 and February 2013...
September 2016: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780008/severe-hemophilia-a-in-a-male-old-english-sheep-dog-with-a-c%C3%A2-t-transition-that-created-a-premature-stop-codon-in-factor-viii
#18
Jay N Lozier, Mark T Kloos, Elizabeth P Merricks, Nathaly Lemoine, Margaret H Whitford, Robin A Raymer, Dwight A Bellinger, Timothy C Nichols
Animals with hemophilia are models for gene therapy, factor replacement, and inhibitor development in humans. We have actively sought dogs with severe hemophilia A that have novel factor VIII mutations unlike the previously described factor VIII intron 22 inversion. A male Old English Sheepdog with recurrent soft-tissue hemorrhage and hemarthrosis was diagnosed with severe hemophilia A (factor VIII activity less than 1% of normal). We purified genomic DNA from this dog and ruled out the common intron 22 inversion; we then sequenced all 26 exons...
2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778467/association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphism-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-han-chinese
#19
Pingping Zhang, Qiuxia Li, Jun Qi, Qing Lv, Xuqi Zheng, Xinyu Wu, Jieruo Gu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms confer susceptibility to aankylosing spondylitis (AS) and study its polymorphisms in Han Chinese. METHODS: We screened single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the VDR region through genome-wide genotyping chips in AS cases and healthy controls, then used the exome sequencing result to analyze all the potential AS-associated SNPs in the VDR gene. RESULTS: Thirty-two SNPs were found in the VDR gene in the genome-wide genotyping chips and the logistic regression result showed no significant difference between AS cases and controls...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771345/the-association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-and-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-with-ulcerative-colitis-in-chinese-han-population
#20
Shu-Zi Zheng, Da-Guan Zhang, Hao Wu, Li-Jia Jiang, Jie Jin, Xiu-Qing Lin, Ran Ding, Yi Jiang
There is now growing evidence suggesting that Vitamin D is playing a critical role in modulating the innate and adaptive immune responses. Several polymorphisms have been identified in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene but their association with ulcerative colitis (UC) susceptibility remained controversy. In the current study, we examined the association between VDR polymorphisms and serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] with UC in Chinese Han population. Polymorphisms of FokI (rs2228570)/BsmI (rs1544410)/ApaI (rs7975232)/TaqI (rs731236) in the VDR gene were assessed in a case-control study comprising 404 UC patients and 612 controls...
October 19, 2016: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
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