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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539201/the-association-between-ghrelin-levels-and-markers-of-arterial-stiffness-and-inflammatory-markers-in-saudi-subjects-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Tarek Mohamed Ali, Osama Mahmoud Mehanna, Ahmad El Askary
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is a principal cardiovascular risk factor. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a predisposing factor to arterial stiffness and persistent MetS circumstances can deteriorate the arterial stiffness severity. Low concentrations of plasma ghrelin are meticulously connected to arterial stiffness. This work targeted to judge the relationship between plasma ghrelin levels and intima-media thickness (IMT) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) as markers of arterial stiffness and inflammatory markers and in Saudi subjects with MetS...
May 12, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534168/father-s-obesity-programs-the-adipose-tissue-in-the-offspring-via-the-local-renin-angiotensin-system-and-mapks-pathways-especially-in-adult-male-mice
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Fernanda Ornellas, Isabele Bringhenti, Brenda Akemi N F Mattos, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Marcia Barbosa Aguila
PURPOSE: Studies demonstrated the influence of mother's obesity on offspring. However, the father is also related to programming the future generation. The study aimed to evaluate the effects of father's obesity upon white adipose tissue (WAT) remodeling, resulting in activation of signaling pathways and inflammation in male and female offspring. METHODS: Male C57BL/6 mice received control diet (lean father group; 17% energy from lipids) or high-fat diet (obese father group; 49% energy from lipids) for 8 weeks before mating...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529481/topical-ophthalmic-formulation-of-trichostatin-a-and-surr9-c84a-for-quick-recovery-post-alkali-burn-of-corneal-haze
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Kislay Roy, Chun Hei Antonio Cheung, Rupinder K Kanwar, Rajat Sandhir, Jagat R Kanwar
Alkali burn injury is a true ocular emergency of the conjunctiva and cornea that requires immediate precision. Lack of an immediate therapy can lead to a substantial damage in the ocular surface and anterior segment further causing visual impairment and disfigurement. We explored the regenerative capability of dominant negative survivin protein (SurR9-C84A) and histone deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin-A (TSA) in vivo, in a rat alkali burn model. A topical insult in rat eyes with NaOH led to degradation of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523029/evaluation-of-caspase-3-enzyme-and-tnf-alpha-as-biomarkers-in-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-in-children-a-preliminary-report
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Mehdi Shirazi, Ali Eslahi, Vahidreza Sharifi, Fatemeh Rahimi, Alireza Safarpour
OBJECTIVE: To determine the applicability of urinary caspase 3 enzyme and TNF-α as biomarkers in children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). METHODS: In this study, 31 unilateral UPJO patients and 33 age- and sex-matched healthy childrens were enrolled. The patients with UPJO consisted of 11 female and 20 male children between the ages of 2 to 62 months old. All participants were evaluated regarding anterior-posterior(AP) diameter and cortical thickness of affected kidney by ultrasonography...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516879/comparison-of-efficacy-of-first-versus-second-line-adalimumab-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-experience-of-the-italian-biologics-registries
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Veronica Codullo, Florenzo Iannone, Luigi Sinigaglia, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Elisa Gremese, Antonio Carletto, Alessandro Giollo, Marcello Govoni, Francesca Bergossi, Mauro Galeazzi, Luca Cantarini, Fausto Salaffi, Marco Di Carlo, Chiara Bazzani, Raffaele Pellerito, Marco Sebastiani, Roberta Ramonda, Giovanni Lapadula, Roberto Caporali
OBJECTIVES: Targeted drugs against key pathogenetic molecules such as TNF-alpha have significantly improved outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They are widely used in clinical practice and drug registries give us information to support their use. Adalimumab (ADA) is able to induce a comprehensive disease control in RA by achieving clinical, functional and radiographic control. METHODS: By interrogating 2 Italian registries, LORHEN and GISEA, we analysed the efficacy of ADA in first- or second-line in a total of 2262 RA patients...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516235/clinical-imaging-and-genotypical-features-of-three-deceased-and-five-surviving-cases-with-ada2-deficiency
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Sezgin Sahin, Amra Adrovic, Kenan Barut, Serdal Ugurlu, Eda Tahir Turanli, Huri Ozdogan, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Deficiency of adenosine deaminase type 2 (DADA2) is a rare form of autoinflammatory disorder with limited reported cases. In this paper, we have presented the clinico-immunological, radiological and genetic characteristics of five surviving and three deceased childhood-onset DADA2 patients. We aimed to compare surviving and deceased patients in terms of clinical features and treatment modalities. Moreover, we have evaluated the causes of death in our DADA2 subjects together with the previously reported cases...
May 17, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507607/gene-variants-in-the-fto-gene-are-associated-with-adiponectin-and-tnf-alpha-levels-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Renata Saucedo, Jorge Valencia, Claudia Gutierrez, Lourdes Basurto, Marcelino Hernandez, Edgardo Puello, Guadalupe Rico, Gloria Vega, Arturo Zarate
BACKGROUND: Obesity may have a role in the development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Single-nucleotide-polymorphisms (SNPs) of the FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene have been associated with obesity. The aim of this study was to investigate SNPs rs8050136, rs9939609, and rs1421085 of the FTO gene in women with GDM and their associations with maternal pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index, gestational weight gain and mediators of insulin resistance in GDM like leptin, adiponectin, ghrelin and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), compared with healthy pregnant controls...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504555/frequency-and-characteristics-of-infusion-reactions-during-biosimilar-infliximab-treatment-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-results-from-central-european-nationwide-cohort
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Anita Bálint, Mariann Rutka, Zsuzsanna Végh, Zsuzsanna Kürti, Krisztina B Gecse, János Banai, László Bene, Beáta Gasztonyi, Tünde Kristóf, László Lakatos, Pál Miheller, Károly Palatka, Árpád Patai, Ágnes Salamon, Tamás Szamosi, Zoltán Szepes, Gábor Tamás Tóth, Áron Vincze, Renáta Bor, Ágnes Milassin, Anna Fábián, Ferenc Nagy, Martin Kolar, Martin Bortlik, Dana Duricova, Veronika Hruba, Martin Lukas, Katarina Mitrova, Karin Malickova, Milan Lukas, Péter L Lakatos, Tamás Molnár, Klaudia Farkas
INTRODUCTION: Safety data of the 'real life' use of an infliximab biosimilar, CT-P13 in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are still lacking. Our aim was to assess the frequency and characteristics of infusion reactions during CT-P13 therapy in 13 Hungarian and 1 Czech IBD centres. METHODS: Clinical and safety data was registered at fixed appointments. Trough levels and anti-drug antibody (ADA) concentration were measured by ELISA. Association between demographic, clinical, laboratory parameters and infusion reaction rates were evaluated statistically...
May 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502201/prediction-of-chorioamnionitis-in-cases-of-intraamniotic-infection-by-ureaplasma-urealyticum-in-women-with-very-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-or-preterm-labour
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Rocio Revello, María José Alcaide, Daniel Abehsera, María Martin-Camean, Mafalda Sousa E Faro Gomes, Bárbara Alonso-Luque, Jose L Bartha
OBJECTIVES: First, to determinate the frequency of chorioamnionitis and funisitis in cases of intramniotic detection of Ureaplasma urealyticum. And second, to assess the predictive capability of some biological markers in the amniotic fluid of these women to predict histological inflammation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 20 cases of women with premature rupture of membranes or preterm labour (PROM) or preterm labour and intraamniotic detection of Ureaplasma urealyticum...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493328/screening-of-181-patients-with-antibody-deficiency-for-deficiency-of-adenosine-deaminase-2-sheds-new-light-on-the-disease-in-adulthood
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Johanna Schepp, Michele Proietti, Natalie Frede, Mary Buchta, Katrin Hübscher, Jessica Rojas Restrepo, Sigune Goldacker, Klaus Warnatz, Jana Pachlopnik Schmid, Andrea Duppenthaler, Vassilios Lougaris, Ignacio Uriarte, Susan Kelly, Michael Hershfield, Bodo Grimbacher
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to test the relevance of Deficiency of Adenosine Deaminase 2 in patients with antibody deficiency and describe the clinical picture of the disease in adulthood. METHODS: We screened for DADA2 in a cohort of 181 patients with antibody deficiency with and without vascular lesions by the means of Next-Generation-Sequencing and targeted Sanger Sequencing. All mutations were confirmed by determining the ADA2 enzymatic activity levels in dried plasma spots...
May 10, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486770/melatonin-promotes-survival-of-non-vascularized-fat-grafts-and-enhances-the-viability-and-migration-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-via-down-regulation-of-acute-inflammatory-cytokines
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Shaun S Tan, Weiqing Zhan, Christopher J Phoon, Xiaolian Han, Diego Marre, Sholeh Boodhun, Jason A Palmer, Geraldine M Mitchell, Wayne A Morrison
Non-vascularized fat grafting is a valuable technique for soft tissue reconstruction but poor survival of fat in the host environment remains a problem. A process known as cell-assisted transfer is used to enhance fat graft retention by adding stromal vascular fraction, an adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) rich content to lipoaspirate. We have recently shown that the use of melatonin, a ROS scavenger, protects human ASCs from hydrogen peroxide induced oxidative stress and cell death in vitro but its role as a pharmacologic adjunct in clinical fat grafting has not been studied...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482383/-efficacy-of-continuous-blood-purification-in-treatment-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis-in-children
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Y Zhu, Y Cui, Y C Zhang, H J Miao, F Wang, R X Chen, Q F Rong
Objective: To explore the therapeutic role of bedside continuous blood purification(CBP) in children with severe acute pancreatitis(SAP). Method: The clinical and laboratory data of 11 children with SAP who were admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of Shanghai Children's Hospital from June 2013 to May 2016 were analyzed, including using pediatric critical illness score (PCIS) and pediatric risk of score mortality (PRISM)-Ⅲ score to assessing the severity of the disease.For those patients with severe organ dysfunction, CBP treatment was used when conventional therapy was not efficient...
May 4, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478803/peptide-11r-vivit-stimulates-osteoblastogenesis-through-regulating-the-expression-of-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-cytoplasmic-1
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M Li, X Wang, Z Bian, W Yao, Q He, F Tian, J Zhang, L Zhu
Osteoporosis is characterized by the imbalance of two relatively independent processes-osteoblastogenesis and osteoclastogenesis. Calcineurin (Cn)/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT)(Cn/NFAT) signaling pathway is involved in these two processes in bone metabolism, but its potential as a target to treat osteoporosis needs to be defined. The aim of this study is to investigate the inhibition of polypeptide 11R-VIVIT onCn/NFAT signaling pathway. Rat calvaria (RC) cells were prepared from experimental model of osteoporosis in rat...
April 29, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476604/oak-kombucha-protects-against-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-processes
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B D Vázquez-Cabral, M Larrosa-Pérez, J A Gallegos-Infante, M R Moreno-Jiménez, R F González-Laredo, J G Rutiaga-Quiñones, C I Gamboa-Gómez, N E Rocha-Guzmán
Black tea infusion is the common substrate for preparing kombucha; however other sources such as oak leaves infusions can be used for the same purpose. Almost any white oak species have been used for medicinal applications by some ethnic groups in Mexico and could be also suitable for preparing kombucha analogues from oak (KAO). The objective of this research was to investigate the antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory effects of KAO by examining its modulation ability on macrophage-derived TNF-alpha and IL-6...
May 3, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474063/-effect-of-resveratrol-on-expression-of-tlr4-and-inflammatory-factors-in-gingival-epithelial-cells-under-high-glucose-environment
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Jia-Shu Lv, Xue-Wei Jiang, Yan Zhang, Lei Zhen
PURPOSE: Through a study of the molecular mechanism of the effect of resveratrol(RSV) on expression of TLR4 and inflammatory factors in gingival epithelial cells under high glucose environment, the therapeutic effect and molecular mechanism of resveratrol on periodontitis in patients with diabetes mellitus was investigated. METHODS: Gingival epithelial cells were cultured in vitro; according to the way of action, the cultured cells were divided into control group, high glucose group(HG) and HG+RSV group...
February 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468507/the-reduction-in-inflammation-and-impairment-in-wound-healing-by-using-strontium-chloride-hexahydrate
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Sibel Berksoy Hayta, Kasım Durmuş, Emine Elif Altuntaş, Esin Yıldız, Mehmet Hisarcıklıo, Melih Akyol
BACKGROUND: Numerous growth factors, cytokine, mitogen, and chemotactic factors are involved in wound healing. Even though inflammation is important for stimulation of proliferative phase, excessive inflammation also causes impairment in wound healing. Strontium salts suppress keratinocyte-induced TNF-alpha and interleukin 1 and 6 in in-vitro cultures. This study was conducted to determine the effects of administration of topical strontium chloride hexahydrate on wound healing through TNF-alpha and TGF-beta in surgical wound healing model of in-vivo rat skin...
May 3, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467495/identification-of-shedders-of-elephant-endotheliotropic-herpesviruses-among-asian-elephants-elephas-maximus-in-switzerland
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Mathias Ackermann, Jean-Michel Hatt, Nelli Schetle, Hanspeter Steinmetz
Elephants, particularly Asian (Elephas maximus), are threatened by lethal elephant hemorrhagic disease (EHD) due to elephant endotheliotropic herpesviruses (EEHV). At least five of seven known EEHV types have been associated to EHD, with types 1, 4, and 5 predominantly affecting Asian elephants. In Switzerland, at least three Asian elephants have been lost due to EHD but nothing is known about the present EEHV1 circulation. Moreover, the prevalence of other EEHV types has never been assessed. Intermittent shedding of EEHV can be monitored through collecting trunk secretions and analyzing them by PCR methods that discriminate the different EEHV types...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465680/sex-differences-in-the-effect-of-resveratrol-on-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice
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Alexandra Wagnerova, Janka Babickova, Robert Liptak, Barbora Vlkova, Peter Celec, Roman Gardlik
Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol studied for its possible protective properties in inflammatory bowel diseases. Moreover, it has been shown to interact with estrogen receptors. In the present study, we aimed to investigate possible diverse effects of resveratrol on female and male mice in DSS-induced colitis. Thirty-seven C57BL/6 mice (21 female and 16 male) were divided into three groups for each sex. The first group received pure water (CTRL). The other two groups received 1.5% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) to induce colitis from which one group was treated with resveratrol (DSS + RSV)...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465139/diagnostic-potential-of-netosis-derived-products-for-disease-activity-atherosclerosis-and-therapeutic-effectiveness-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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C Pérez-Sánchez, P Ruiz-Limón, M A Aguirre, Y Jiménez-Gómez, I Arias-de la Rosa, M C Ábalos-Aguilera, A Rodriguez-Ariza, M C Castro-Villegas, R Ortega-Castro, P Segui, C Martinez, R Gonzalez-Conejero, S Rodríguez-López, J A Gonzalez-Reyes, J M Villalba, E Collantes-Estévez, A Escudero, N Barbarroja, Ch López-Pedrera
OBJECTIVES: 1) To assess the association of NETosis and NETosis-derived products with the activity of the disease and the development of cardiovascular disease in RA; 2) To evaluate the involvement of NETosis on the effects of biologic therapies such as anti-TNF alpha (Infliximab) and anti-IL6R drugs (Tocilizumab). METHODS: One hundred and six RA patients and 40 healthy donors were evaluated for the occurrence of NETosis. Carotid-intimae media thickness was analyzed as early atherosclerosis marker...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458992/effects-of-acute-toluene-toxicity-on-different-regions-of-rabbit-brain
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Mehmet Demır, Mustafa Cicek, Nadire Eser, Atila Yoldaş, Turgay Sısman
The acute phase effects of toluene on the brain have been investigated in this study using rabbit brain via histopathological, immunohistochemical, and biochemical methods. A total of 20 male rabbits were used as control and experimental groups. Moreover, nerve growth factor (NGF), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), dopamine (DA), and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) tests were performed in order to designate the severity of the biochemical damage. In the biochemical evaluation of the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, hypothalamus, substantia nigra, and entorhinal cortex, the TNF-alpha levels in the brain were found to be significantly higher than in the control group...
2017: Analytical Cellular Pathology (Amsterdam)
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