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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331025/multidimensional-endotypes-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-their-association-with-treatment-outcomes
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Bo Liao, Jin-Xin Liu, Zhi-Yong Li, Zhen Zhen, Ping-Ping Cao, Yin Yao, Xiao-Bo Long, Heng Wang, Yan Wang, Robert Schleimer, Zheng Liu
BACKGROUND: The expression of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is multidimensional. Disease heterogeneity in patients with CRS remains poorly understood. This study aimed to identify endotypes of CRS using cluster analysis by integrating multidimensional characteristics and to explore their association with treatment outcomes. METHODS: A total of 28 clinical variables and 39 mucosal cellular and molecular variables were analyzed using principal component analysis. Cluster analysis was performed on 246 prospectively recruited Chinese CRS patients with at least one-year post-operative follow-up...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330970/gamma-glutamyl-transferase-activity-as-a-predictive-marker-for-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-and-concomitant-hypertension
#2
Bozkus Fulsen
BACKGROUND: Chronic intermittent hypoxia, inflammation and oxidative stress are involved in resultant obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), which may affect numerous regulatory mechanisms that play a role in the regulation of blood pressure. Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) is a novel marker in the prediction of cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation of serum levels of GGT with hypertension and the degree of the upper airway obstruction in subjects with OSAS...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330728/analysis-of-plasma-tenascin-c-in-post-hcv-cirrhosis-a-prospective-study
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Jennifer H Benbow, April D Elam, Krista L Bossi, Danae L Massengill, Elizabeth Brandon-Warner, William E Anderson, Catherine R Culberson, Mark W Russo, Andrew S deLemos, Laura W Schrum
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis, one of the most common etiologies of liver cirrhosis in the Western world, is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma. To confirm and improve current effectiveness of screening and prognosis of patients with established cirrhosis, a credible, simple plasma biomarker is needed. Hepatic stellate cell activation, a pivotal event in cirrhosis development, results in increased secretion of extracellular matrix proteins, including tenascin-C (TnC)...
January 12, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330025/the-role-of-extracellular-and-intracellular-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyl-transferase-in-cancer-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-perspectives-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Maria Dalamaga, Gerasimos Socrates Christodoulatos, Christos S Mantzoros
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyl-transferase (Nampt) or pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor or visfatin represents a pleiotropic molecule acting as an enzyme, a cytokine and a growth factor. Intracellular Nampt plays an important role in cellular bioenergetics and metabolism, particularly NAD biosynthesis. NAD biosynthesis is critical in DNA repair, oncogenic signal transduction, transcription, genomic integrity and apoptosis. Although its insulin-mimetic function remains a controversial issue, extracellular Nampt presents proliferative, anti-apoptotic, pro-inflammatory, pro-angiogenic and metastatic properties...
January 9, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329680/correlation-of-severity-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-potential-biomarkers
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Seema Singh, S K Verma, Santosh Kumar, M K Ahmad, Anuradha Nischal, S K Singh, R K Dixit
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a non-specific inflammation, which involves the airways, lung parenchyma and pulmonary vessels. The inflammation causes the activation of inflammatory cells and the release of various inflammatory mediators such as interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a). The present study was designed to assess the serum cytokines [Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)] levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and they were correlated with severity of disease by spirometric measurements...
January 9, 2018: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328030/modern-approaches-to-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-as-a-useful-biomarker-for-allergic-asthma-phenotyping-and-management
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N Mgaloblishvili, M Gotua
Asthma is a pathologically heterogeneous disease, consisting of several phenotypes. Different types of airway inflammation are the cornerstone feature of this condition. Fraction of nitric oxide in exhaled air (FENO) has been proposed as a noninvasive, specific biomarker for eosinophilic airway inflammation and has been shown to be elevated in patients with allergic asthma phenotype. More recent studies indicate that FeNO identifies T-helper cell type 2 (Th2)-mediated airway inflammation with a high predictive value for identifying inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) responsive airway inflammation...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327811/an-aza-resveratrol-chalcone-derivative-6b-protects-mice-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-by-alleviating-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
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Shengban You, Jianchang Qian, Chuchu Sun, Hailing Zhang, Shiju Ye, Taiwei Chen, Zheng Xu, Jingying Wang, Weijian Huang, Guang Liang
Inflammation and oxidative stress play a crucial role in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). We previously had synthesized an Aza resveratrol-chalcone derivative 6b, of which effectively suppressing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory response in macrophages. This study aimed to investigate the potential protective effect of 6b on DCM and underlying mechanism. In H9c2 myocardial cells, 6b potently decreased high glucose (HG)-induced cell fibrosis, hypertrophy and apoptosis, alleviating inflammatory response and oxidant stress...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327597/endothelial-cell-derived-microvesicles-potential-mediators-and-biomarkers-of-pathologic-processes
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Veronika Vítková, Jan Živný, Jan Janota
This review focuses on the formation, composition and function of endothelial microvesicles (MV), often called microparticles (MP). MV release is a controlled event and is considered a hallmark of cellular activation or alteration. MV may affect the function of target cells through surface interaction and receptor activation, cellular fusion and the delivery of intravesicular cargo. Endothelial MV are released as a consequence of endothelial activation during inflammation and have been described to affect hemostasis, various aspects of inflammatory reaction, vessel formation, apoptosis and cell survival, endothelial cell differentiation and function...
January 12, 2018: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327503/noncoding-rnas-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
M Laura Idda, Rachel Munk, Kotb Abdelmohsen, Myriam Gorospe
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the main cause of dementia among the elderly worldwide. Despite intense efforts to develop drugs for preventing and treating AD, no effective therapies are available as yet, posing a growing burden at the personal, medical, and socioeconomic levels. AD is characterized by the production and aggregation of amyloid β (Aβ) peptides derived from amyloid precursor protein (APP), the presence of hyperphosphorylated microtubule-associated protein Tau (MAPT), and chronic inflammation leading to neuronal loss...
January 12, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326488/resveratrol-prevents-liver-fibrosis-via-two-possible-pathways-modulation-of-alpha-fetoprotein-transcriptional-levels-and-normalization-of-protein-kinase-c-responses
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Alyaa Farouk Hessin, Rehab Rehab Hegazy, Azza Ahmed Hassan, Nemat Zakaria Yassin, Sanaa Abdel-Baky Kenawy
OBJECTIVE: Liver fibrosis is a global health problem that causes approximately 1.4 million deaths per year. It is associated with inflammation, oxidative stress, necrosis and ends with cirrhosis, liver cancer, or liver failure. Therefore, the present study was constructed to investigate the protective effect of resveratrol (RVT) on liver fibrosis, focusing on the possible involvement of alpha 1-fetoprotein and protein kinase C signaling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats received thioacetamide (TAA) (200 mg/kg, intraperitoneal) twice weekly, for 4 successive weeks to induce liver fibrosis...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325459/is-cord-blood-hepcidin-influenced-by-the-low-grade-acute-phase-response-occurring-during-delivery-%C3%A2-a-small-scale-longitudinal-study
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Michael Hoppe, Lena Hulthén, Gösta Samuelson
AIM: To measure serum hepcidin in late pregnancy and in cord blood, and to analyze relationship between hepcidin, interleukin-6 and biomarkers of fetal iron status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 15 uncomplicated singleton pregnancies were analyzed longitudinally in trimester 3 (T3) and at birth. RESULTS: In T3, S-ferritin (median 14 µg/L) and transferrin (median 4.0 g/L) indicated low iron status, whereas the median soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) was 4...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325451/expression-of-sestrin-genes-in-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-and-its-association-with-fatigue-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Velda J Gonzalez, Farnoosh Abbas-Aghababazadeh, Brooke L Fridley, Tomar Ghansah, Leorey N Saligan
Genetic factors that influence inflammation and energy production/expenditure in cells may affect patient outcomes following treatment with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Sestrins, stress-inducible genes with antioxidant properties, have recently been implicated in several behaviors including fatigue. This proof-of-concept study explored whether the sestrin family of genes ( SESN1, SESN2, and SESN3) were differentially expressed from baseline to the midpoint of EBRT in a sample of 26 Puerto Rican men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer...
January 1, 2018: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324977/maternal-metabolic-immune-and-microbial-systems-in-late-pregnancy-vary-with-malnutrition-in-mice
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Kristin L Connor, Christel Chehoud, Adam Altrichter, Luisa Chan, Todd Z DeSantis, Stephen J Lye
Malnutrition is a global threat to pregnancy health and impacts offspring development. Establishing an optimal pregnancy environment requires the coordination of maternal metabolic and immune pathways, which converge at the gut. Diet, metabolic and immune dysfunctions have been associated with gut dysbiosis in the non-pregnant individual. In pregnancy, these states are associated with poor pregnancy outcomes and offspring development. However, the impact of malnutrition on maternal gut microbes, and their relationships with maternal metabolic and immune status, has been largely underexplored...
January 9, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324908/peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-detects-differences-at-the-radius-in-prepubertal-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Catherine E O'Brien, Gulnur Com, John Fowlkes, Xinyu Tang, Laura P James
INTRODUCTION: In 2015, 11.9% of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the United States had osteopenia, 5.1% osteoporosis, and 0.3% experienced a fracture. Screening for CF-related bone disease starts in childhood, and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the recommended method. It is unknown whether peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) can detect deficits earlier than DXA. This study compared pQCT and DXA scans in a group of pre-pubertal children with CF and healthy controls...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324056/cardiopulmonary-effects-induced-by-occupational-exposure-to-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles
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Lin Zhao, Yifang Zhu, Zhangjian Chen, Huadong Xu, Jingwen Zhou, Shichuan Tang, Zhizhen Xu, Fanling Kong, Xinwei Li, Yifei Zhang, Xianzuo Li, Ji Zhang, Guang Jia
Although some toxicological studies have reported that exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nano-TiO2) may elicit adverse cardiopulmonary effects, related data collected from human are currently limited. The purpose of this study is to explore cardiopulmonary effects among workers who were exposed to nano-TiO2 and to identify biomarkers associated with exposure. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a nano-TiO2 manufacturing plant in eastern China. Exposure assessment and characterization of TiO2 particles were performed in a packaging workshop...
January 11, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323343/targeting-lymphatic-function-as-a-novel-therapeutic-intervention-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Echoe M Bouta, Richard D Bell, Homaira Rahimi, Lianping Xing, Ronald W Wood, Clifton O Bingham, Christopher T Ritchlin, Edward M Schwarz
Although clinical outcomes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have greatly improved with the use of biologic and conventional DMARDs, approximately 40% of patients do not achieve primary clinical outcomes in randomized trials, and only a small proportion achieve lasting remission. Over the past decade, studies in murine models point to the critical role of the lymphatic system in the pathogenesis and therapy of inflammatory-erosive arthritis, presumably by the removal of catabolic factors, cytokines and inflammatory cells from the inflamed synovium...
January 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322419/analysis-of-dna-methylation-in-tissues-exposed-to-inflammation
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Naoko Hattori, Toshikazu Ushijima
Induction of aberrant DNA methylation is one of the most important mechanisms mediating the effect of inflammation on cancer development. Aberrant methylation of promoter CpG islands of tumor suppressor genes can silence their downstream genes, and that in cancer tissues is associated with prognosis or therapeutic effects. In addition, aberrant methylation can occur in tissues exposed to specific types of inflammation, producing a so-called "epigenetic field for cancerization," and its accumulation is correlated with cancer risk...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322198/association-of-cardiovascular-biomarkers-with-incident-heart-failure-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Rudolf A de Boer, Matthew Nayor, Christopher R deFilippi, Danielle Enserro, Vijeta Bhambhani, Jorge R Kizer, Michael J Blaha, Frank P Brouwers, Mary Cushman, Joao A C Lima, Hossein Bahrami, Pim van der Harst, Thomas J Wang, Ron T Gansevoort, Caroline S Fox, Hanna K Gaggin, Willem J Kop, Kiang Liu, Ramachandran S Vasan, Bruce M Psaty, Douglas S Lee, Hans L Hillege, Traci M Bartz, Emelia J Benjamin, Cheeling Chan, Matthew Allison, Julius M Gardin, James L Januzzi, Sanjiv J Shah, Daniel Levy, David M Herrington, Martin G Larson, Wiek H van Gilst, John S Gottdiener, Alain G Bertoni, Jennifer E Ho
Importance: Nearly half of all patients with heart failure have preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) as opposed to reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), yet associations of biomarkers with future heart failure subtype are incompletely understood. Objective: To evaluate the associations of 12 cardiovascular biomarkers with incident HFpEF vs HFrEF among adults from the general population. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study included 4 longitudinal community-based cohorts: the Cardiovascular Health Study (1989-1990; 1992-1993 for supplemental African-American cohort), the Framingham Heart Study (1995-1998), the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (2000-2002), and the Prevention of Renal and Vascular End-stage Disease study (1997-1998)...
January 10, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321977/imidacloprid-exposure-cause-the-histopathological-changes-activation-of-tnf-%C3%AE-inos-8-ohdg-biomarkers-and-alteration-of-caspase-3-inos-cyp1a-mt1-gene-expression-levels-in-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-l
#19
Selçuk Özdemir, Serdar Altun, Harun Arslan
Imidacloprid (IMI) is a neonicotinoid that is widely used for the protection of crops and carnivores from insects and parasites, respectively. It is well known that imidacloprid exposure has a harmful effect on several organisms. However, there is little information about imidacloprid toxicity in aquatic animals, particularly fish. Thus, in the current study, we assessed the histopathological changes; activation of iNOS, 8-OHdG and TNF-α; and expression levels of caspase 3, iNOS, CYP1A and MT1 genes in the common carp exposed to imidacloprid...
2018: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321128/measurement-of-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-by-use-of-3-different-methods-exploration-of-discordance-between-elisa-and-activity-assays
#20
Celalettin Topbas, Alan Swick, Morteza Razavi, N Leigh Anderson, Terry W Pearson, Cory Bystrom
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), an enzyme associated with inflammation, is used as a biomarker for cardiovascular disease risk. Both the concentration and activity of Lp-PLA2 have been shown to be clinically relevant. However, there is a discordance between the serum concentration of Lp-PLA2 measured by the standard ELISA-based immunoassays and the activity of this enzyme, leading to substantial discordance in risk categorization depending on assay format...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Chemistry
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