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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934349/the-association-between-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-and-antimicrobial-peptide-expression-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Daniela Weber, Katrin Frauenschläger, Sakhila Ghimire, Katrin Peter, Isabella Panzer, Andreas Hiergeist, Markus Weber, Daniel Kutny, Daniel Wolff, Matthias Grube, Elisabeth Huber, Peter Oefner, Andre Gessner, Thomas Hehlgans, Wolfgang Herr, Ernst Holler
Intestinal microbiota disruption is associated with acute gastrointestinal (GI) Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD) and poor outcome after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (ASCT). Here, in a retrospective analysis of 200 patients undergoing ASCT at the Regensburg University Medical Center, we assessed the relative expression of Paneth cell antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), Human Defensins (HD) 5 and 6 and regenerating islet-derived 3α (Reg3α), in 292 human intestinal biopsies as well as Reg3α serum levels in relation to acute GI GvHD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920100/a-urinary-fragment-of-mucin-1-subunit-%C3%AE-is-a-novel-biomarker-associated-with-renal-dysfunction-in-the-general-population
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Zhen-Yu Zhang, Susana Ravassa, Martin Pejchinovski, Wen-Yi Yang, Petra Zürbig, Begoña López, Fang-Fei Wei, Lutgarde Thijs, Lotte Jacobs, Arantxa González, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Peter Verhamme, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Javier Díez, Harald Mischak, Jan A Staessen
INTRODUCTION: Sequencing peptides included in the urinary proteome identifies the parent proteins and may reveal mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease. METHODS: In 805 randomly recruited Flemish individuals (50.8% women; mean age, 51.1 years), we determined the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from serum creatinine using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation. We categorized eGFR according to the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative guideline...
September 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917649/evaluation-of-novel-111-in-labeled-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-peptides-for-human-prostate-cancer-imaging
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Jingli Xu, Changjian Feng, Yubin Miao
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tumor targeting and imaging properties of novel (111)In-labeled gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) peptides for human prostate cancer. Three new 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA)-linker-d-Phe-(d-Lys(6)-GnRH) peptides with different hydrocarbon linkers were designed to evaluate their effects on GnRH receptor binding affinities. The Aoc (aminooctanoic acid) linker was better than βAla (3-aminopropanoic acid) and Aun (aminoundecanoic acid) linkers in retaining strong receptor binding affinity...
September 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906496/urinary-nt-probnp-levels-and-echocardiographic-parameters-for-patent-ductus-arteriosus
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S S Khan, T Sithisarn, H S Bada, M Vranicar, P M Westgate, M Hanna
OBJECTIVE: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is common in preterm infants and is associated with significant morbidities. B type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is synthesized in the ventricles secondary to volume overload and excreted as urinary N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). STUDY DESIGN: We report an observational prospective study of 64 preterm infants with birth weight ⩽1000 g. Echocardiographic parameters were obtained from clinical echocardiograms performed in the first week of life...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903385/dpp-4-enzyme-deficiency-protects-kidney-from-acute-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-role-for-remote-intermittent-bowel-ischemia-reperfusion-preconditioning
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Yen-Ta Chen, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Chih-Chao Yang, Chih-Hung Chen, Kuan-Hung Chen, Pei-Hsun Sung, Yung-Lung Chen, Han-Tan Chai, Sheng-Ying Chung, Sarah Chua, Fan-Yen Lee, Sheung-Fat Ko, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
We analyzed the effects of acute ischemia-reperfusion (KIR) injury on the status of kidney function and architecture in dipeptidyl peptidase4-difficient (DPP4(D)) rats and the effect of remote small bowel ischemia-reperfusion (BIR) preconditioning. DPP4-deficient (DPP4(D)) and normal Fischer344 (F344) rats were divided into 6 groups: (1) sham-F344, (2) sham-DPP4(D), (3) KIR-F344 (4) KIR-DPP4(D), (5) DPP4(D)-KIR-extendin-9-39 and (6) BIR-KIR-F344. Blood creatinine and urea nitrogen levels and the urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio was higher in KIR-F344 rats than BIR-KIR-F344 or KIR-DPP4(D) rats 72 h after acute KIR...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887442/targeting-deficiencies-in-the-tlr5-mediated-vaginal-response-to-treat-female-recurrent-urinary-tract-infection
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Ased S M Ali, Catherine Mowbray, Marcelo Lanz, Anna Stanton, Samantha Bowen, Claire L Varley, Paul Hilton, Karen Brown, Wendy Robson, Jennifer Southgate, Phillip D Aldridge, Alison Tyson-Capper, Soman Abraham, Robert S Pickard, Judith Hall
The identification of the host defence peptides as target effectors in the innate defence of the uro-genital tract creates new translational possibilities for immunomodulatory therapies, specifically vaginal therapies to treat women suffering from rUTI, particularly those carrying the TLR5_C1174T SNP. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a microbial disease reported worldwide. Women are particularly susceptible with many suffering debilitating recurrent (r) infections. Treatment is by antibiotics, but such therapy is linked to antibiotic resistance and re-infection...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880921/urinary-proteomics-in-predicting-heart-transplantation-outcomes-uprophet-rationale-and-database-description
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Qi-Fang Huang, Sander Trenson, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Wen-Yi Yang, Lucas Van Aelst, Esther Nkuipou-Kenfack, Fang-Fei Wei, Blerim Mujaj, Lutgarde Thijs, Agnieszka Ciarka, Jerome Zoidakis, Walter Droogné, Antonia Vlahou, Stefan Janssens, Johan Vanhaecke, Johan Van Cleemput, Jan A Staessen
OBJECTIVES: Urinary Proteomics in Predicting Heart Transplantation Outcomes (uPROPHET; NCT03152422) aims: (i) to construct new multidimensional urinary proteomic (UP) classifiers that after heart transplantation (HTx) help in detecting graft vasculopathy, monitoring immune system activity and graft performance, and in adjusting immunosuppression; (ii) to sequence UP peptide fragments and to identify key proteins mediating HTx-related complications; (iii) to validate UP classifiers by demonstrating analogy between UP profiles and tissue proteomic signatures (TP) in diseased explanted hearts, to be compared with normal donor hearts; (iv) and to identify new drug targets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877880/altered-vasopressin-and-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury-implications-for-the-development-of-polyuria
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Lynnette R Montgomery, Charles H Hubscher
Urinary dysfunction is a common complaint following spinal cord injury (SCI), and is a leading issue for individuals with SCI that impacts their quality of life. One urinary complication that has received little attention is SCI-induced polyuria, even though SCI individuals will significantly restrict their fluid intake to decrease urine production leading to a sequelae of medical complications. Understanding the mechanisms instigating the development of polyuria will allow us to target interventions which may alleviate polyuria symptoms leading to significant improvements in the quality of life and urinary health of SCI individuals...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869734/-changes-of-urinary-proteins-in-a-bacterial-meningitis-rat-model
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Yanying Ni, Fanshuang Zhang, Manxia An, Youhe Gao
Unlike cerebrospinal fluid or blood, urine accumulates metabolic changes of the body and has the potential to be a promising source of early biomarkers discovery. Bacterial meningitis is a major cause of illness among neonates and children worldwide. In this study, we used Escherichia coli-injected rat model to mimic meningitis and collected urine samples on day 1 and day 3. We used two different methods to digest proteins and analyzed peptides by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
July 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861952/use-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter%C3%A2-2-inhibitors-in-older-patients-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Takahiro Kambara, Rei Shibata, Hiroyuki Osanai, Yoshihito Nakashima, Hiroshi Asano, Kazuyoshi Sakai, Toyoaki Murohara, Masayoshi Ajioka
AIM: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are antidiabetic agents that act on the proximal renal tubules to lower blood glucose levels by inhibiting glucose reabsorption and promoting urinary glucose excretion. The present study assessed the long-term use of SGLT2 inhibitors in older patients with diabetes. METHODS: A total of 117 older patients with type 2 diabetes who were given SGLT2 inhibitors were enrolled from April 2014 to March 2016. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 73...
September 1, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855437/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-renal-function-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
Among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, the association between B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and renal function remains controversial. We therefore investigated this issue among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study included 671 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. BNP levels were divided at quartile points on the basis of the distribution. We used four outcomes regarding the renal function: 1) chronic kidney disease (CKD): estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 60ml/min/1...
August 31, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827195/impact-of-regular-cannabis-use-on-biomarkers-of-lower-urinary-tract-function
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Balachandar Nedumaran, Pratyaydipta Rudra, Jeanette Gaydos, Sushil Kumar, Randall B Meacham, Ellen L Burnham, Anna P Malykhina
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the differences in the composition and quantities of the urine peptides in regular cannabis users and non-users by LC-MS/MS analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urine specimens from healthy control subjects and cannabis users were utilized to identify the differences in number and quantity of urine proteins LC-MS/MS analysis. Significantly altered proteins were determined by a permutation testing statistical method. Heat map, dendrogram, pathways and network analyses were performed to assess the degree of expression and potential relationships between proteins in both groups...
August 18, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820912/impact-of-novel-palmitoylated-prolactin-releasing-peptide-analogs-on-metabolic-changes-in-mice-with-diet-induced-obesity
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Veronika Pražienková, Martina Holubová, Helena Pelantová, Martina Bugáňová, Zdenko Pirník, Barbora Mikulášková, Andrea Popelová, Miroslava Blechová, Martin Haluzík, Blanka Železná, Marek Kuzma, Jaroslav Kuneš, Lenka Maletínská
Analogs of anorexigenic neuropeptides, such as prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP), have a potential as new anti-obesity drugs. In our previous study, palmitic acid attached to the N-terminus of PrRP enabled its central anorexigenic effects after peripheral administration. In this study, two linkers, γ-glutamic acid at Lys11 and a short, modified polyethylene glycol at the N-terminal Ser and/or Lys11, were applied for the palmitoylation of PrRP31 to improve its bioavailability. These analogs had a high affinity and activation ability to the PrRP receptor GPR10 and the neuropeptide FF2 receptor, as well as short-term anorexigenic effect similar to PrRP palmitoylated at the N-terminus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820061/renin-angiotensin-system-and-cytokines-in-chronic-kidney-disease-clinical-and-experimental-evidence
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Ariadna Andrade Saldanha Silva, Beranardo Bahia Finotti, Amanda Oliveira Lauar, Thiago Ruiz Rodrigues Prestes, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a major public health problem in Brazil and worldwide. There are many causes of CKD, being the congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract and the glomerular diseases very common in pediatric patients, while diabetic nephropathy, CKD due to chronic arterial hypertension and glomerular diseases are predominant in adult patients. Many endogenous mediators have been related to the pathophysiology of CKD, being relevant the effects of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and the immune-inflammatory mediators including cytokines...
August 18, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798909/analysis-of-urine-composition-in-type-ii-diabetic-mice-after-intervention-therapy-using-holothurian-polypeptides
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Yanyan Li, Jiajie Xu, Xiurong Su
Hydrolysates and peptide fractions (PF) obtained from sea cucumber with commercial enzyme were studied on the hyperglycemic and renal protective effects on db/db rats using urine metabolomics. Compared with the control group the polypeptides from the two species could significantly reduce the urine glucose and urea. We also tried to address the compositions of highly expressed urinary proteins using a proteomics approach. They were serum albumins, AMBP proteins, negative trypsin, elastase, and urinary protein, GAPDH, a receptor of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPAR), and Ig kappa chain C region...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797632/association-of-angiotensin-ii-levels-with-albuminuria-in-subjects-with-normal-glucose-metabolism-prediabetes-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Se Hee Min, Sung Hye Kong, Jie-Eun Lee, Dong-Hwa Lee, Tae Jung Oh, Kyoung Min Kim, Kyong Soo Park, Hak Chul Jang, Soo Lim
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and diabetes has been studied for many years. However, studies that assessed RAS components comprehensively were limited. We hypothesized that serum RAS components, especially the effector peptide angiotensin-II, might be closely associated with glucose metabolism status and diabetic complications. METHODS: We investigated the association of individual RAS component with albuminuria in 407 subjects with normal glucose metabolism (NGM), prediabetes, or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
October 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794628/a-synthetic-urinary-probe-coated-nanoparticles-sensitive-to-fibroblast-activation-protein-%C3%AE-for-solid-tumor-diagnosis
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Xinwei Feng, Qifan Wang, Yuehua Liao, Xie Zhou, Yidan Wang, Wanli Liu, Ge Zhang
We developed fibroblast activation protein α (FAPα)-sensitive magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MNPs) by conjugating a substrate-reporter tandem peptide as a synthetic biomarker to the surface of MNPs (marker-MNPs). In vitro, the marker-MNPs showed stability when treated with serum or urine and exhibited high susceptibility and specificity for FAPα enzyme and 3T3/FAPα cell line. Furthermore, the marker-MNPs were administered to esophageal squamous cell carcinoma xenograft tumor mice; they reached the tumor tissues in the mice, where they were cleaved effectively by the local overexpressed FAPα to release the reporter peptide and filter it into the urine...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781302/total-clinical-course-and-autopsy-findings-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-due-to-sigmoid-septum-histologically-proven-isolated-basal-septal-hypertrophy
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Keisuke Kawai, Hiroyuki Sengoku, Hiroyuki Ishihara, Tomotoshi Akematsu, Masakazu Nanahoshi, Hirotoshi Hariki, Minoru Hasokawa, Ken-Ichi Hirata, Hiroshi Yamabe
We herein report the total course and autopsy findings of a woman who complained of chest discomfort and had plasma B-type natriuretic peptide 43 pg/mL and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (with a resting pressure gradient of 181 mmHg) due to sigmoid septum at 73 years of age. Betaxolol and verapamil decreased her pressure gradient to 14 mmHg, but the pressure gradient (101 mmHg) again worsened. The betaxolol dose was increased and cibenzoline was added, resulting in a pressure gradient ≤21 mmHg...
August 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749951/vitamin-d-deficient-mice-have-more-invasive-urinary-tract-infection
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Olof Hertting, Petra Lüthje, Devin Sullivan, Pontus Aspenström, Annelie Brauner
Vitamin D deficiency is a common health problem with consequences not limited to bone and calcium hemostasis. Low levels have also been linked to tuberculosis and other respiratory infections as well as autoimmune diseases. We have previously shown that supplementation with vitamin D can induce the antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin during ex vivo infection of human urinary bladder. In rodents, however, cathelicidin expression is not linked to vitamin D and therefore this vitamin D-related effect fighting bacterial invasion is not relevant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747361/metabolic-acidosis-stimulates-the-production-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-cathelicidin-in-rabbit-urine
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Hu Peng, Jeffrey M Purkerson, Andrew L Schwaderer, George J Schwartz
Intercalated cells of the collecting duct (CD) are critical for acid-base homeostasis and innate immune defense of the kidney. Little is known about the impact of acidosis on innate immune defense in the distal nephron. Urinary tract infections are mainly due to Escherichia coli and are an important risk factor for development of chronic kidney disease. While the effect of urinary pH on growth of E. coli is well established, in this study we demonstrate that acidosis increases urine antimicrobial activity due, at least in part, to induction of cathelicidin expression within the CD...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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