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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634189/reduced-platelet-count-but-no-major-platelet-function-abnormalities-are-associated-with-loss-of-function-atp-binding-cassette-1-abca1-gene-mutations
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Pietro Minuz, Alessandra Meneguzzi, Eti Alessandra Femia, Cristiano Fava, Stefano Calabria, Mariangela Scavone, Donatella Benati, Giovanni Poli, Carlo Zancanaro, Sebastiano Calandra, Tiziano Lucchi, Marco Cattaneo
Loss of function mutations of the the ATP-binding cassette-1 (ABCA1) gene are the cause of Tangier disease (TD) in homozygous subjects and familial HDL deficiency (FHD) in heterozygous subjects. These disorders are characterized by reduced plasma HDL-cholesterol and altered efflux of cholesterol from cells. Previous studies in TD patients and ABCA1(-/-) murine models reported defects in platelet count, morphology and function, but the issue is still controversial. We analysed three subjects with low to very low HDL cholesterol levels due to loss of function mutations of the ABCA1 gene...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632766/associations-between-anthropometric-parameters-and-lipid-profiles-in-chinese-individuals-with-age-%C3%A2-40-years-and-bmi-28kg-m2
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Zhi Yang, Xun Ding, Jiang Liu, Peng Duan, Lian Si, Binghua Wan, Ping Tu
BACKGROUND: Lipid abnormalities are associated with overweight and obesity. Some simple anthropometric measurements such as body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHpR), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), may link to increased risk of dyslipidemia. However, diverse results were found in different population studies. We focused on the associations between these measurements and dyslipidemia in non-obese (BMI <28kg/m2) population aged more than 40 years. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Cross-sectional study of 4185 non-obese adults aged more than 40 years was conducted in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629169/association-between-six-cetp-polymorphisms-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-uyghur-adults-from-xinjiang-china
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Huixian Hou, Rulin Ma, Heng Guo, Jia He, Yunhua Hu, Lati Mu, Yizhong Yan, Jiaolong Ma, Shugang Li, Jingyu Zhang, Yusong Ding, Mei Zhang, Qiang Niu, Jiaming Liu, Shuxia Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between CETP gene polymorphisms and metabolic syndrome (MS), as well as the relationship between the CETP gene polymorphisms and each component of MS. METHODS: A total of 571 individuals which were randomly selected from 5692 Uyghur adults were subdivided into two groups, including 280 patients with MS and 291 control subjects, using the group-matching method after matching for gender. We detected CETP polymorphisms (rs5882, rs1800775, rs3764261, rs12149545, rs711752, and rs708272) by using the Snapshot method...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628560/genetic-coding-variants-in-the-niacin-receptor-hydroxyl-carboxylic-acid-receptor-2-and-response-to-niacin-therapy
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Sony Tuteja, Lu Wang, Richard L Dunbar, Jinbo Chen, Stephanie DerOhannessian, Santica M Marcovina, Marshall Elam, Ellis Lader, Daniel J Rader
OBJECTIVE: Niacin has been used for seven decades to modulate plasma lipids, but its mechanism of action is still unclear. We sought to determine whether variants in the niacin receptor gene, hydroxyl-carboxylic receptor 2 (HCAR2), are associated with lipid response to treatment. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Coding variants, rs7314976 (p.R311C) and rs2454727 (p.M317I), were genotyped in 2067 participants from the Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides and Impact on Global Health Outcomes (AIM-HIGH) trial...
June 16, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624096/a-multiregional-randomized-evaluation-of-the-lipid-modifying-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-anacetrapib-added-to-ongoing-statin-therapy-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-or-low-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol
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Christie M Ballantyne, Sukrut Shah, Aditi Sapre, Tanya B Ashraf, Sandra C Tobias, Tayfun Sahin, Ping Ye, Yugang Dong, Wayne Huey-Heng Sheu, Duk-Hyun Kang, Paulo Roberto Ferreira Rossi, Yulia Moiseeva, Ignacio Rodriguez Briones, Amy O Johnson-Levonas, Yale B Mitchel
This phase 3, multiregional, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed the efficacy/safety profile of anacetrapib added to ongoing therapy with statin ± other lipid-modifying therapies in patients with hypercholesterolemia who were not at their low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) goal (as per the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines) and in those with low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). Patients on a stable dose of statin ± other lipid-modifying therapies and with LDL-C ≥70 to <115, ≥100 to <145, ≥130, or ≥160 mg/dl for very high, high, moderate, or low CHD risk or at LDL-C goal (per CHD risk category) with HDL-C ≤40 mg/dl were randomized in a ratio of 1:1 to anacetrapib 100 mg (n = 290) or placebo (n = 293) for 24 weeks, followed by a 12-week off-drug phase...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614534/peripheral-polyneuropathy-in-severely-obese-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-but-without-diabetes-association-with-low-hdl-cholesterol
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Otto Henrique Nienov, Luciana Matte, Lisiane Stefani Dias, Helena Schmid
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of peripheral polyneuropathy (PPN) in subjects with grade II and III obesity (Ob-II,III) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) but without diabetes and to investigate possible associated factors. Method: A cross-sectional study was performed in non-diabetic Ob-II,III,MetS patients using the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) to assess the presence of PPN. Results: A total of 24 of 218 non-diabetic Ob-II,III,MetS patients had PPN...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599673/low-hdl-cholesterol-among-hiv-1-infected-and-hiv-1-uninfected-individuals-in-nairobi-kenya
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Anne Njoroge, B L Guthrie, Rose Bosire, Mark Wener, James Kiarie, Carey Farquhar
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral treatment (ART) is associated with dyslipidemia yet little is known about the burden of dyslipidemia in the absence of ART in sub-Saharan Africa. We compared the prevalence and risk factors for dyslipidemia among HIV-infected ART-naïve adults and their uninfected partners in Nairobi, Kenya. METHODS: Non-fasting total cholesterol (TC) and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) levels were measured by standard lipid spectrophotometry on thawed plasma samples obtained from HIV-infected participants and their uninfected partners...
June 9, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599304/hdl-cholesterol-concentration-in-pregnant-chinese-han-women-of-late-second-trimester-associated-with-genetic-variants-in-cetp-abca1-apoc3-and-galnt2
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Mingxuan Cui, Wei Li, Liangkun Ma, Fan Ping, Juntao Liu, Xueyan Wu, Jiangfeng Mao, Xi Wang, Min Nie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether HDL-C level in pregnant Chinese Han women of late second trimester correlated with loci in high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C)-related genes found in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). METHODS: Seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (rs3764261 in CETP, rs1532085 in LIPC, rs7241918 in LIPG, rs1883025 in ABCA1, rs4225 in APOC3, rs1059611 in LPL, and rs16851339 in GALNT2) were genotyped using the Sequenom MassArray system for 1,884 pregnant women...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595498/associations-of-smoking-with-cardiometabolic-profile-and-renal-function-in-a-romanian-population-based-sample-from-the-predatorr-cross-sectional-study
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Simona Georgiana Popa, Maria Moţa, Florin Dumitru Mihălţan, Adina Popa, Ioana Munteanu, Eugen Moţa, Cristian Serafinceanu, Cristian Guja, Nicolae Hâncu, Doina Catrinoiu, Radu Lichiardopol, Cornelia Bala, Bogdan Mihai, Gabriela Radulian, Gabriela Roman, Romulus Timar
BACKGROUND: The impact of smoking on morbidity is well known, but in Romania, limited data are available regarding the smoking prevalence and relationship with cardiometabolic profile and kidney function. OBJECTIVES: To assess the association of smoking with cardiometabolic traits and kidney function, in a Romanian population-based sample from the PREDATORR study. METHODS: PREDATORR was an epidemiological cross-sectional study. Between 2012 and 2014, participants were randomly selected from the lists of general practitioners and enrolled if they were aged 20 to 79 years, born and living in the past 10 years in Romania...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592602/cholecystokinin-responsiveness-varies-across-the-population-dependent-on-metabolic-phenotype
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Aditya J Desai, Maoqing Dong, Blake T Langlais, Amylou C Dueck, Laurence J Miller
Background: Cholecystokinin (CCK) is an important satiety factor, acting at type 1 receptors (CCK1Rs) on vagal afferent neurons; however, CCK agonists have failed clinical trials for obesity. We postulated that CCK1R function might be defective in such patients due to abnormal membrane composition, such as that observed in cholesterol gallstone disease.Objective: Due to the challenges in directly studying CCK1Rs relevant to appetite control, our goal was to develop and apply a method to determine the impact of a patient's own cellular environment on CCK stimulus-activity coupling and to determine whether CCK sensitivity correlated with the metabolic phenotype of a high-risk population...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592039/-the-prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-adults-in-rural-areas-of-ningxia-hui-autonomous-region
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T Wang, H D Zhang, Q L Lu, H L Xue, F X Wang, Z Ma, J L Wang, X W Li, X F Yu, X H Hou, Q Y Sun, W P Jia, L J He
Objective: To investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) among adults in rural areas of Ningxia Hui autonomous region. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 10 639 adults enrolled with a multistage method from Jingyuan County. The MS was identified according to Chinese type 2 diabetes prevention guide (2013). Results: Among all the subjects, 17.4% of them met the MS definition with the standardized prevalence of 14.7% after adjustment of sex and age. The prevalence and standardized rate of MS in men were 19...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591087/hyperhomocysteinemia-as-a-metabolic-risk-factor-for-glucose-intolerance-among-high-risk-groups-of-chinese-adults
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Xiaomeng Feng, Yuan Xu
BACKGROUND Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is characterized by insulin resistance and causes atherosclerosis. Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with insulin resistance and predicts cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we assessed the possible association between homocysteine and IGT. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of 118 consecutive subjects with IGT (IGT group) and 128 consecutive subjects with normal glucose tolerance (NGT group). Homocysteine and clinical characteristics were measured...
June 7, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589535/low-hdl-levels-in-sepsis-versus-trauma-patients-in-intensive-care-unit
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Sébastien Tanaka, Julien Labreuche, Elodie Drumez, Anatole Harrois, Sophie Hamada, Bernard Vigué, David Couret, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Meilhac
BACKGROUND: The protective cardiovascular effect of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) is considered to chiefly rely on reverse cholesterol transport from peripheral tissues back to the liver. However, HDL particles display pleiotropic properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic or antioxidant functions. Some studies suggest that HDL concentration decreases during sepsis, and an association was reported between low HDL levels and a poor outcome. Like sepsis, trauma is also associated with a systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577304/the-association-between-individual-metabolic-syndrome-components-primary-liver-cancer-and-cirrhosis-a-study-in-the-swedish-amoris-cohort
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Paul Nderitu, Cecilia Bosco, Hans Garmo, Lars Holmberg, Håkan Malmström, Niklas Hammar, Göran Walldius, Ingmar Jungner, Paul Ross, Mieke Van Hemelrijck
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which may progress to cirrhosis, a significant risk factor of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the commonest malignant primary liver cancer (PLC). We investigated the association between the individual components of MetS (lipids, apolipoproteins, raised glucose, diabetes and obesity), PLC and cirrhosis. A total of 509,436 participants from the Swedish AMORIS cohort, recruited between January 1985 and December 1996 (end-date December 2011), aged ≥20 with baseline triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), glucose and liver enzymes were included...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576974/lecithin-cholesterol-acyltransferase-activation-by-sulfhydryl-reactive-small-molecules-role-of-cysteine-31
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Lita A Freeman, Stephen J Demosky, Monika Konaklieva, Rostislav Kuskovsky, Angel Aponte, Alice F Ossoli, Scott M Gordon, Ross F Koby, Kelly A Manthei, Min Shen, Boris Vaisman, Robert D Shamburek, Ajit Jadhav, Laura Calabresi, Marjan Gucek, John J G Tesmer, Rodney L Levine, Alan T Remaley
BACKGROUND: Lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) catalyzes plasma cholesteryl ester formation and is defective in Familial LCAT Deficiency (FLD), an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by low HDL, anemia and renal disease. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism by which Compound A, a small heterocyclic amine, activates LCAT. METHODS: Effect of Compound A on LCAT was tested in human plasma and with recombinant LCAT. Mass spectrometry and NMR was used to determine Compound A adduct formation with LCAT...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576562/a-survey-of-the-incidence-of-dyslipidemia-and-its-components-in-people-over-20-years-old-in-ahvaz-a-cohort-study-2009-2014
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S M Latifi, M Karandish, H B Shahbazian, R Chinipardaz, A Sabet, N Pirani
INTRODUCTION: Dyslipidemia is one of the major risk factors for atherosclerosis and the main cause of death in the developing and developed countries. In this cohort study, the incidence of dyslipidemia and its components have been studied among individuals over 20 years old in Ahvaz, southwest of Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Phase 1 of this study was conducted on the prevalence of Metabolic syndrome and its related factors by Diabetes Research Center in 2009...
May 19, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572855/skin-autofluorescence-a-non-invasive-biomarker-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-is-associated-with-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-individual-components
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Robert P van Waateringe, Sandra N Slagter, Andre P van Beek, Melanie M van der Klauw, Jana V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Reindert Graaff, Andrew D Paterson, Helen L Lutgers, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel
BACKGROUND: The metabolic syndrome (MetS) comprises several cardiometabolic risk factors associated with increased risk for both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Skin autofluorescence (SAF), a non-invasive biomarker of advanced glycation end products accumulation, is associated with cardiovascular complications in subjects with diabetes. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between SAF and the presence of MetS as well as its individual components in a general population...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570830/comparison-of-three-adiposity-indexes-and-cutoff-values-to-predict-metabolic-syndrome-among-university-students
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Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Katherine González-Ruíz, Andrés Vivas, Héctor Reynaldo Triana-Reina, Javier Martínez-Torres, Daniel Humberto Prieto-Benavides, Hugo Alejandro Carrillo, Jeison Alexander Ramos-Sepúlveda, María Isabel Afanador-Rodríguez, Emilio Villa-González, Antonio García-Hermoso, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
PURPOSE: Obesity and high body fat are related to diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in all ethnic groups. Based on the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition of MetS, the aim of the present study was to compare body adiposity indexes (BAIs) and to assess their various cutoff values for the prediction of MetS in university students from Colombia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 886 volunteers (51.9% woman; age mean 21.4 years). Anthropometric characteristics (height, weight, waist circumference [WC], and hip circumference [HC]) were measured, and body composition was assessed by bioelectrical impedance analysis...
June 1, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554308/lipid-metabolism-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-a-five-year-follow-up-study
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Magdaléna Dušejovská, Barbora Staňková, Marek Vecka, Jana Rychlíková, Magdaléna Mokrejšová, Ivan Rychlík, Aleš Žák
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) exhibit high morbidity as well as mortality for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Therefore, we investigated differences in individual lipoprotein classes and subclasses in ESRD patients under chronic high volume hemodiafiltration (HV-HDF) in comparison with a control group. We also assessed the prognosis of these patients and analyzed these parameters after 5 years follow-up. METHODS: 57 patients and 50 controls were enrolled...
May 29, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545089/the-dynamic-behaviour-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-in-an-eight-year-population-based-cohort-from-the-mediterranean
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Maria A Barceló, Antonio Rodríguez-Poncelas, Marc Saez, Gabriel Coll-de-Tuero
BACKGROUND: The significant rise in the prevalence of obesity coincides with the considerable increase in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) currently being observed worldwide. The components of MS are not static and their dynamics, such as the order of their occurrence, or the time of exposure to them are, as yet, unknown but could well be clinically relevant. Our objective was to study the dynamic behaviour of MS and its components in a large population-based cohort from a Mediterranean region...
2017: PloS One
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