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Quan-Bo Zhang, Yu-Feng Qing, Cong-Cong Yin, Li Zhou, Xian-Shuang Liu, Qing-Sheng Mi, Jing-Guo Zhou
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) serve as important regulators of inflammatory and immune responses and are implicated in several immune disorders including gouty arthritis. The expression of miR-146a is upregulated in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with inter-critical gout when compared to normouricemic and hyperuricemic controls and those patients with acute gout flares. However, the role of miR-146a in the development of gout remains unknown. Here, we used miR-146a knockout (KO) mice to test miR-146a function in a monosodium urate (MSU)-induced gouty arthritis model...
March 15, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
C Löffler, H Sattler, U Löffler, B K Krämer, R Bergner
OBJECTIVE: In distinguishing urate arthritis (UA) from non-crystal-related arthritides, joint sonography including the detection of the double contour sign (DCS) and hypervascularization using power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) is an important step in the diagnostic process. But are these sonographic features equally reliable in every accessible joint under real-life conditions? METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 362 patients with acute arthritis and evaluated the DCS and the degree of PDUS hypervascularization in patients with gout and in those with arthritis other than urate arthritis (non-UA)...
March 13, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Yi Huang, Hua Jiang, Yun Chen, Xiaqiong Wang, Yanqing Yang, Jinhui Tao, Xianming Deng, Gaolin Liang, Huafeng Zhang, Wei Jiang, Rongbin Zhou
The dysregulation of NLRP3 inflammasome can cause uncontrolled inflammation and drive the development of a wide variety of human diseases, but the medications targeting NLRP3 inflammasome are not available in clinic. Here, we show that tranilast (TR), an old anti-allergic clinical drug, is a direct NLRP3 inhibitor. TR inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation in macrophages, but has no effects on AIM2 or NLRC4 inflammasome activation. Mechanismly, TR directly binds to the NACHT domain of NLRP3 and suppresses the assembly of NLRP3 inflammasome by blocking NLRP3 oligomerization...
March 12, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
Daniela Marotto, Antonella De Santis, Donatella Chessa, Davide Firinu, Stefano Del Giacco
Gout is the most common form of arthritis in adults. It is often associated with other comorbidities, which contraindicate the use of conventional therapies. The discovery of the role of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in orchestrating the monosodium urate crystal-induced inflammatory response offered new therapeutic prospects to refractory patients, or to those in whom standard therapies are contraindicated. This paper describes a clinical case of a 65-year-old man with chronic tophaceous gouty arthropathy and subintrant flares, who had comorbidities contraindicating the use of conventional gout therapies-to which he did not respond-who was treated with canakinumab, a monoclonal selective inhibitor of IL-1β...
March 9, 2018: Rheumatology and Therapy
Yan Lin, Pei-Gang Liu, Wei-Qing Liang, Yi-Juan Hu, Pan Xu, Jie Zhou, Jin-Bao Pu, Hong-Jian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Gnaphalium affine D. Don is a folk medicine of China believed to be efficacious in the treatment of many ailments, including hyperuricemia and gout. PURPOSE: Based on a previous study, we isolated two flavones, luteolin and luteolin-4'-O-glucoside, from G. affine. Our aim was to assess the potential beneficial effects of treatment and mechanisms of these two flavones on hyperuricemia and acute gouty arthritis. METHODS: The model of potassium oxonate (PO)-induced hyperuricemia and monosodium urate (MSU) crystal-induced inflammation in mice has been established...
March 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Teng Ma, Xiao Liu, Zhifu Cen, Chuan Xin, Mingfeng Guo, Chaoyu Zou, Wenpeng Song, Rou Xie, Kailun Wang, Hong Zhou, Jun Zhang, Zhen Wang, Ce Bian, Kaijun Cui, Jiong Li, Yu-Quan Wei, Jing Li, Xikun Zhou
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a pivotal proinflammatory cytokine that is strongly associated with the inflammation of gout. However, the underlying mechanism through which the production of IL-1β is regulated has not been fully elucidated. Our previous work identified that miR-302b had an important immune regulatory role in bacterial lung infections. This study was conducted to evaluate the function of miR-302b on monosodium urate (MSU) crystal-induced inflammation and its mechanism...
February 26, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Jiao Huang, Chu Zhang, Qinxian Guo, Xianfeng Zhang, Lizhen Ma, Yuhong Zhan, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is a congenital X-linked recessive neurogenetic disorder caused by mutations in the hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) gene. The main clinical manifestation includes hyperuricemia, juvenile-onset gouty arthritis, and neurological developmental disorders. Studies have reported more than 400 HPRT gene mutation sites, but the incidence of LNS in the Chinese population is extremely low. METHODS: Here we report a 16-year-old male patient who suffered neurological dysfunction at an early age and gouty arthritis in his youth...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
Yang Liu, Qianzi Zhao, Yuxin Yin, Michael A McNutt, Tie Zhang, Yongtong Cao
Acute gouty arthritis (AGA) is one of the most common forms of auto-inflammatory arthritis. IL-17 is a key proinflammatory cytokine which has been implicated in several autoimmune diseases. However, to date little is known about the role of IL-17 in AGA. In the present study, we show that serum IL-17 levels are significantly elevated in AGA patients early in the onset of symptoms of gout, and decrease gradually as symptoms diminish. Correlation analysis indicated that IL-17 expression is not only positively correlated with disease activity, but is also correlated with serum levels of IL-1β which plays a critical role in the differentiation of IL-17- γδT cells into IL-17+ γδT cells...
February 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jun Huang, Zehao Zhou, Mengze Zhou, Mingxing Miao, Huanqiu Li, Qinghua Hu
Both the inhibition of inflammatory flares and the treatment of hyperuricemia itself are included in the management of gout. Extending our efforts to development of gout therapy, two series of benzoxazole deoxybenzoin oxime derivatives as inhibitors of innate immune sensors and xanthine oxidase (XOD) were discovered in improving hyperuricemia and acute gouty arthritis. In vitro studies revealed that most compounds not only suppressed XOD activity, but blocked activations of NOD-like receptor (NLRP3) inflammasome and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway...
February 12, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Ji Li, Zhong-Li Li, Hao Zhang, Ke-Tao Wang, Yi-Meng Yang, Xiang-Zheng Su
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of popliteal cyst excision combined with debridement of the knee under arthroscopy with local anesthesia. METHODS: From February 2009 to August 2014, 52 patients with popliteal cysts were treated in our hospital, including 34 males and 18 females with an average age of 43.6 years old ranging from 14 to 62 years old; 29 cases were on the right knee and 23 on the left knee. Preoperative diagnosis was performed according to MRI findings and to determine whether other knee disorders were associated with the disease, 52 patients were diagnosed as popliteal cyst before operation; 23 cases of simple meniscus injury or cartilage injury, 18 cases of osteoarthritis, 7 cases of cruciate ligament injury, 2 cases of gouty arthritis, 1 case of rheumatoid arthritis, 1 case of pigmented villonodular arthritis...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Cheng-Lin Wang, Jun-Zhong Yang
OBJECTIVE: To study clinical curative effects of a Masquelet technology in the treatment of gouty arthritis in the first metatarsophalangeal joint. METHODS: From February 2012 to May 2016, 7 patients with the gouth arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint were treated by the Masqueket technology. There were 5 males and 2 females, ranging in age from 42 to 58 years old, with an average age of 50 years old. During the regular follow up, the bone healing was assessed by the radiographic imaging, and the orthopaedic foot and ankle Association (AOFAS) ankle function scoring system was used for comprehensive evaluation...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Huakang Tu, Chi Pang Wen, Shan Pou Tsai, Wong-Ho Chow, Christopher Wen, Yuanqing Ye, Hua Zhao, Min Kuang Tsai, Maosheng Huang, Colin P Dinney, Chwen Keng Tsao, Xifeng Wu
OBJECTIVES: To assess the independent and joint associations of major chronic diseases and disease markers with cancer risk and to explore the benefit of physical activity in reducing the cancer risk associated with chronic diseases and disease markers. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Standard medical screening program in Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: 405 878 participants, for whom cardiovascular disease markers (blood pressure, total cholesterol, and heart rate), diabetes, chronic kidney disease markers (proteinuria and glomerular filtration rate), pulmonary disease, and gouty arthritis marker (uric acid) were measured or diagnosed according to standard methods, were followed for an average of 8...
January 31, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
M Gamala, S P Linn-Rasker, M Nix, B G F Heggelman, J M van Laar, P C M Pasker-de Jong, J W G Jacobs, R Klaasen
To establish whether dual-energy CT (DECT) is a diagnostic tool, i.e., associated with initiation or discontinuation of a urate lowering drug (ULD). Secondly, to determine whether DECT results (gout deposition y/n) can be predicted by clinical and laboratory variables. Digital medical records of 147 consecutive patients with clinical suspicion of gout were analyzed retrospectively. Clinical data including medication before and after DECT, lab results, and results from diagnostic joint aspiration and DECT were collected...
January 27, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Takashi Wada, Tatsuo Hosoya, Daisuke Honda, Ryusuke Sakamoto, Kazutaka Narita, Tomomitsu Sasaki, Daisuke Okui, Kenjiro Kimura
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is supposed to be an independent risk factor for kidney dysfunction in diabetic patients. We attempted to examine the uric acid-lowering effect and the renoprotective effect of topiroxostat, a selective xanthine oxidoreductase inhibitor, in patients with diabetic nephropathy and hyperuricemia in this pilot study. METHODS: The study design was randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study. A total of 65 patients with hyperuricemia and diabetic nephropathy with microalbuminuria were enrolled and assigned to either the topiroxostat group or the placebo group...
January 25, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Ricardo Gago, Salvador Vilá, Jonathan Vélez-Rivera, Luis M Vilá
We report a 55-year-old man with gouty arthritis who developed a 3-month history of low back pain, gradual lower extremities weakness and urinary incontinence. Lumbar MRI showed an exophytic lesion at L3-L4. Immediately after spinal decompression surgery, he developed fever, disorientation, polyarthritis, acute kidney injury and leucocytosis. He was treated with multiple antimicrobial agents for presumed spinal abscess but did not improve. Multiple body site cultures were negative. Aspiration of the sacroiliac joint revealed the presence of monosodium uric acid crystals...
January 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Kuang-Hui Yu, Der-Yuan Chen, Jiunn-Horng Chen, Shih-Yang Chen, Shyh-Ming Chen, Tien-Tsai Cheng, Song-Chou Hsieh, Tsu-Yi Hsieh, Pai-Feng Hsu, Chang-Fu Kuo, Mei-Chuan Kuo, Hing-Chung Lam, I-Te Lee, Toong-Hua Liang, Hsiao-Yi Lin, Shih-Chang Lin, Wen-Pin Tsai, Gregory J Tsay, James Cheng-Chung Wei, Chung-Han Yang, Wen-Chan Tsai
Gout is an inflammatory disease manifested by the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in joints, cartilage, synovial bursa, tendons or soft tissues. Gout is not a new disease, which was first documented nearly 5,000 years ago. The prevalence of gout has increased globally in recent years, imposing great disease burden worldwide. Moreover, gout or hyperuricemia is clearly associated with a variety of comorbidities, including cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney disease, urolithiasis, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction, and psoriasis...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Smaragdi Marinaki, Chrysanthi Skalioti, J N Boletis
Colchicine is a lipophilic alkaloid drug, which exhibits ant-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic properties. Cardinal mechanisms of action of colchicine are the disruption of the microtubule system and the inhibition of neutrophil adhesion and recruitment. Colchicine is indicated in the prevention and treatment of gouty arthritis and familial Mediterranean fever. In this review, we summarize current and potentially future pharmacologic activities of colchicine in various renal disease entities along with pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties...
January 22, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Aida Marcotti, Ana Miralles, Eduardo Dominguez, Eliseo Pascual, Ana Gomis, Carlos Belmonte, Elvira de la Peña
The mechanisms whereby monosodium urate (MSU) crystals deposition in gout activate nociceptors to induce joint pain are incompletely understood. We tried to reproduce the signs of painful gouty arthritis, injecting into the knee joint of rats suspensions containing amorphous or triclinic, needle MSU crystals. The magnitude of MSU-induced inflammation and pain behavior signs was correlated with the changes in firing frequency of spontaneous and movement-evoked nerve impulse activity recorded in single knee joint nociceptor saphenous nerve fibers...
January 9, 2018: Pain
Yeesuk Kim, Hyun-Cheol Oh, Jang Won Park, In-Sung Kim, Jun-Young Kim, Ki-Choul Kim, Dong-Sik Chae, Woo-Lam Jo, Joo-Hyoun Song
Arthritis damages the cartilage within joints, resulting in degenerative changes, including loss of function and joint instability. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the spine and bone-to-tendon attachment area within the sacroiliac joint leading to back pain and progressive spinal stiffness. In the final stages, AS causes hyperkyphosis-a condition closely tied to the human leukocyte antigen-B27 gene. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease characterized by the simultaneous inflammation of the synovium of multiple joints, leading to joint damage (e...
December 2017: Hip & Pelvis
Liang-Tseng Kuo, Su-Ju Lin, Chi-Lung Chen, Pei-An Yu, Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Tien-Hsing Chen
Diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are associated with a higher rate of complications in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of CKD and diabetes in patients after TKA. Diabetic patients who received unilateral primary TKA between January 2008 and December 2011 were enrolled. The follow-up period was more than 6 months. The primary outcome was a TKA-related infection and the secondary outcome was all-cause mortality. The study cohort included 13844 patients who were followed for a mean period of 2 years, of whom 1459 (10...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
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