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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212578/interleukin-1%C3%AE-levels-predict-long-term-mortality-and-need-for-heart-transplantation-in-ambulatory-patients-affected-by-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Aneta Aleksova, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Cosimo Carriere, Giulia Barbati, Pierluigi Lesizza, Martina Perrieri-Montanino, Miriam Isola, Piero Gentile, Elisabetta Salvioni, Tarcisio Not, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Gianfranco Sinagra
AIMS: The prognostic stratification of patients with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy (iDCM) is a difficult task. Here, we assessed the additive value of the evaluation of biomarkers of inflammasome activation and systemic inflammation for the long-term risk stratification of iDCM patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 156 ambulatory iDCM patients (mean age 58 years, 77% men, 79% in NYHA class 1-2, median Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) 35%, mean sodium 139 mEq/L, median BNP 189 pg/mL, median IL-1 beta (IL-1β) 1...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209042/-determination-of-biomarkers-in-exhaled-breath-condensation-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-its-clinical-implications
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X Q Dong, Q Shen, Y N Yao, J J Chen, G H Lu, J Y Zhou
Objective: To analyse the changes and clinical implication of biomarkers in exhaled breath condensates (EBC) of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) before and after treatment. Methods: 20 patients with AECOPD were enrolled, including 15 males and 5 females. The average age was 71±10, ranging from 50-85. The concentrations of Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) and Interleukin 6 (IL-6) from EBC were assayed by ELISA kit before and after treatment. Serum inflammatory indexes, pulmonary function test and quality of life (CAT) were observed at the same time, the relationship between EBC biomarkers and clinical markers were investigated...
February 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208871/clinical-utility-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-feno-as-a-biomarker-to-predict-severity-of-disease-and-response-to-inhaled-corticosteroid-ics-in-asthma-patients
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Revathy Neelamegan, Vinodkumar Saka, Kadhiravan Tamilarasu, Manju Rajaram, Sandhiya Selvarajan, Adithan Chandrasekaran
INTRODUCTION: Bronchial asthma is a common chronic inflammatory airway disease diagnosed and is based on symptomatic history and Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT). Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) is exclusively a non-invasive biomarker of on-going eosinophilic airway inflammation which remains unpredictable only with PFTs. FeNO measurement is recommended in predicting asthma severity and Inhaled Corticosteroid (ICS) response but further research is required to understand its clinical utility and agreement with current recommendations in a specific population...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207941/mfg-e8-inhibits-periodontitis-in-non-human-primates-and-its-gingival-crevicular-fluid-levels-can-differentiate-periodontal-health-from-disease-in-humans
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Tetsuhiro Kajikawa, Fatimah Meshikhes, Tomoki Maekawa, Evlambia Hajishengallis, Kavita B Hosur, Toshiharu Abe, Kevin Moss, Triantafyllos Chavakis, George Hajishengallis
AIM: We have previously shown that the secreted glycoprotein MFG-E8 has anti-inflammatory and anti-osteoclastogenic properties. Our objective was to investigate the potential of MFG-E8 as a diagnostic or therapeutic agent in periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Periodontitis was induced in non-human primates (NHPs) by placing ligatures around posterior teeth on both halves of the mandible for a split-mouth design: one side was treated with MFG-E8-Fc and the other with Fc control...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202850/hypermethylation-of-the-n-myc-downstream-regulated-gene-2-promoter-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-is-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Xin-Yuan Liu, Yu-Chen Fan, Shuai Gao, Jing Zhao, Feng Li, Jun Zhang, Kai Wang
DNA methylation is a fundamental epigenetic modification to regulate gene expression. N-Myc downstream-regulated gene (NDRG) 2 is a cytoplasmic protein and participates in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis. In this study, the mRNA expression and methylation status of NDRG2 was evaluated in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The study included 143 CHB patients and 65 normal controls (NC). The mRNA expression of NDRG2 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202367/exosomes-therapy-delivery-tools-and-biomarkers-of-diseases
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REVIEW
Lucio Barile, Giuseppe Vassalli
Virtually all cells in the organism secrete extracellular vesicles (EVs), a heterogeneous population of lipid bilayer membrane-enclosed vesicles that transport and deliver payloads of proteins and nucleic acids to recipient cells, thus playing central roles in cell-cell communications. Exosomes, nanosized EVs of endosomal origin, regulate many pathophysiological processes including immune responses and inflammation, tumour growth, and infection. Healthy subjects and patients with different diseases release exosomes with different RNA and protein contents into the circulation, which can be measured as biomarkers...
February 12, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201944/the-association-between-soluble-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-levels-in-drained-dialysate-and-peritoneal-injury-in-peritoneal-dialysis
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Yusuke Igarashi, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Hiromichi Yoshizawa, Reika Imai, Toshimi Imai, Ichiro Hirahara, Tetsu Akimoto, Susumu Ookawara, Kenichi Ishibashi, Shigeaki Muto, Daisuke Nagata
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation of the peritoneum causes peritoneal injury in patients on peritoneal dialysis. Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and its circulating form, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, play pivotal roles in inflammation. However, their role in peritoneal injury is unclear. METHODS: We measured changes in intercellular adhesion molecule-1 expression in the peritoneum of a peritoneal injury model in rats. The associations between soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 levels in drained dialysate and the solute transport rate (D/P-Cr and D/D0-glucose) determined by the peritoneal equilibration test, and matrix metalloproteinase-2 levels in drained dialysate were investigated in 94 peritoneal drained dialysate samples...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199691/association-of-macrophage-inflammation-biomarkers-with-progression-of-subclinical-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-in-hiv-infected-women-and-men
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David B Hanna, Juan Lin, Wendy S Post, Howard N Hodis, Xiaonan Xue, Kathryn Anastos, Mardge H Cohen, Stephen J Gange, Sabina A Haberlen, Sonya L Heath, Jason M Lazar, Chenglong Liu, Wendy J Mack, Igho Ofotokun, Frank J Palella, Phyllis C Tien, Mallory D Witt, Alan L Landay, Lawrence A Kingsley, Russell P Tracy, Robert C Kaplan
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February 12, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199074/inflammatory-markers-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-as-potential-bridges-linking-bipolar-disorder-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-adolescents
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Jessica K Hatch, Gustavo Scola, Omodele Olowoyeye, Jordan E Collins, Ana C Andreazza, Alan Moody, Anthony J Levitt, Bradley H Strauss, Krista L Lanctot, Benjamin I Goldstein
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with increased rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and inflammatory markers are leading biomarkers in BD. We examined whether these biomarkers underlie the link between BD and CVD proxies among adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. METHODS: Subjects were 60 adolescents, 13-19 years old (40 with BD and 20 healthy controls [HCs]). Semistructured interviews determined diagnoses based on DSM-IV...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198712/changes-in-levels-of-inflammation-following-antiretroviral-treatment-during-early-hiv-infection-in-actg-a5217
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Bernard J Macatangay, Ming Yang, Xin Sun, Jessica Morton, Victor DE Gruttola, Susan Little, Christine Hogan, Charles R Rinaldo
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the changes in the levels of soluble biomarkers of inflammation and coagulation and T cell activation among participants of ACTG A5217 who were started on antiretroviral therapy (ART) within the first 6 months of HIV infection. METHODS: Cryopreserved specimens were obtained pre-ART (Week 0), at time of virologic suppression (Week 36), and at 36 weeks after treatment interruption (Week 72). Levels of D-dimer, C-reactive protein (CRP), and soluble CD14 (sCD14) were measured in plasma, while T cell activation levels defined as the frequencies of CD4 and CD8 T cells co-expressing HLA-DR and CD38, were measured in peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198151/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-influence-of-gender-and-acid-stimulation-on-normal-human-saliva-using-lc-ms-ms
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Xiaoping Xiao, Yaoran Liu, Zhengguang Guo, Xiaoyan Liu, Haidan Sun, Qian Li, Wei Sun
Human saliva is an important source for disease biomarker discovery. In this work, we investigate the influence of gender and acid stimulation on the normal human salivary proteome. Un-stimulated and acid-stimulated saliva samples from 5 males and 5 females were labeled with 4-plex iTRAQ and analyzed by 2-DLC MS/MS. A total of 1,770 proteins were identified, and 82 proteins in un-stimulated saliva were found to be gender-specific. These proteins were mainly associated with immune function, metabolism and inflammation...
February 15, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197709/glasgow-prognostic-score-and-prognosis-after-hepatectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Tomoyuki Abe, Hirotaka Tashiro, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Minoru Hattori, Shintaro Kuroda, Hideki Ohdan
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation can promote tumor growth. The Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), a simple assessment of systemic inflammation status, could be useful to predict the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients after hepatectomy. METHODS: Consecutive HCC patients were enrolled following hepatectomy at our institution between 2005 and 2012. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify variables associated with overall survival (OS) and recurrence-free survival...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196086/nopal-feeding-reduces-adiposity-intestinal-inflammation-and-shifts-the-cecal-microbiota-and-metabolism-in-high-fat-fed-rats
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Sofia Moran-Ramos, Xuan He, Elizabeth L Chin, Armando R Tovar, Nimbe Torres, Carolyn M Slupsky, Helen E Raybould
Nopal is a cactus plant widely consumed in Mexico that has been used in traditional medicine to aid in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. We previously showed that chronic consumption of dehydrated nopal ameliorated hepatic steatosis in obese (fa/fa) rats; however, description of the effects on other tissues is sparse. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of nopal cladode consumption on intestinal physiology, microbial community structure, adipose tissue, and serum biochemistry in diet-induced obese rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195657/pulmonary-function-and-airway-inflammation-among-dairy-parlor-workers-after-exposure-to-inhalable-aerosols
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Matthew W Nonnenmann, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, Jeffrey Levin, David Douphrate, Vijay Boggaram, Joshua Schaffer, Michael Gallagher, Madeleine Hornick, Stephen Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Inhalation exposure to organic dust causes lung inflammation among agricultural workers. Due to changes in production and work organization, task-based inhalation exposure data, including novel lung inflammation biomarkers, will inform exposure recommendations for dairy farm workers. METHODS: Linear regression was used to estimate the associations of airborne exposure to dust concentration, endotoxin, and muramic acid with pulmonary outcomes (i.e., FEV1 , exhaled nitric oxide)...
March 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195518/low-salivary-resolvin-d1-to-leukotriene-b4-ratio-predicts-carotid-intima-media-thickness-a-novel-biomarker-of-non-resolving-vascular-inflammation
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Silke Thul, Carlos Labat, Mohamed Temmar, Athanase Benetos, Magnus Bäck
Background Different lipid mediators may have opposing effects on vascular inflammation. For example, whereas leukotriene B4 (LTB4) transduces inflammation, resolvin D1 (RvD1), which is synthesized from the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid, facilitates the resolution of inflammation. The aim of this study was to determine the association of the RvD1/LTB4 ratio with subclinical atherosclerosis. Methods Saliva samples and ultrasound measurements of the intima media thickness of the carotid artery was obtained for 254 participants...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194569/the-role-of-inflammation-in-cardiovascular-outcome
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REVIEW
Fabrizio Montecucco, Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchiè, Franco Dallegri, Federico Carbone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to update the pathophysiological role of innate immune response in the cardiovascular (CV) disease outcomes, particularly focusing on coronary atherosclerosis and heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: Inflammatory processes comprised with the innate immunity reaction are believed to actively trigger CV disease development and final clinical events. For instance, by releasing proteases and neutrophil extracellular traps, neutrophil recruitment and activation might strongly influence atherosclerotic plaque stability...
March 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194428/identification-of-palmitoleic-acid-controlled-by-mtor-signaling-as-a-biomarker-of-polymyositis
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Geng Yin, Ying Wang, Xiao-Min Cen, Yuan Yang, Min Yang, Qi-Bing Xie
Polymyositis (PM) is a chronic disease characterized by muscle pain, weakness, and increase in muscle-related enzymes, accompanied with inflammations in lymphocytes. However, it is not well understood how the molecular alternations in lymphocytes contribute to the development of polymyositis. The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling is the central regulator of metabolism and inflammation in mammalian cells. Based on previous studies, we proposed that mTOR signaling may control inflammatory reactions via lipid metabolism...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193578/a-food-based-approach-that-targets-interleukin-6-a-key-regulator-of-chronic-intestinal-inflammation-and-colon-carcinogenesis
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Abigail Sido, Sridhar Radhakrishnan, Sung Woo Kim, Elisabeth Eriksson, Frank Shen, Qunhua Li, Vadiraja Bhat, Lavanya Reddivari, Jairam K P Vanamala
Studies have shown a causal link between high-calorie diet (HCD) and colon cancer. However, molecular mechanisms are not fully elucidated. To understand etiology of HCD-induced colon carcinogenesis, we screened 10 pathways linked to elevated colonic cell proliferation and chronic inflammation in an HCD-consuming human-relevant pig model. We observed elevated colonic mucosal interleukin-6 (IL-6) expression in HCD-consuming pigs compared to standard diet controls (SD, P=.04), and IL-6 strongly correlated with Ki-67 proliferative index and zone, early biomarkers of colon cancer risk (r=0...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193219/the-effect-of-an-antenatal-lifestyle-intervention-in-overweight-and-obese-women-on-circulating-cardiometabolic-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-secondary-analyses-from-the-limit-randomised-trial
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Lisa J Moran, Louise M Fraser, Tulika Sundernathan, Andrea R Deussen, Jennie Louise, Lisa N Yelland, Rosalie M Grivell, Anne Macpherson, Matthew W Gillman, Jeffrey S Robinson, Julie A Owens, Jodie M Dodd
BACKGROUND: Maternal overweight and obesity during pregnancy is associated with insulin resistance, hyperglycaemia, hyperlipidaemia and a low-grade state of chronic inflammation. The aim of this pre-specified analysis of secondary outcome measures was to evaluate the effect of providing antenatal dietary and lifestyle advice on cardiometabolic and inflammatory biomarkers. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre trial in which pregnant women who were overweight or obese were randomised to receive either Lifestyle Advice or Standard Care...
February 14, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191787/urinary-excretion-of-egf-and-mcp-1-in-children-with-vesicoureteral-reflux
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Valentina Pastore, Fabio Bartoli
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the urinary concentration of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) as reflux nephropathy (RN) biomarkers before and after endoscopic treatment of moderate to severe vesico-ureteral reflux (VUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was carried out on 72 children with moderate to severe VUR. All patients underwent endoscopic treatment using Macroplastique ® or Deflux®. Vesico-ureteral reflux resolution was tested by post-operative voiding cystourethrography after 3 months and 2 years...
February 10, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
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