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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145611/identification-of-novel-potentially-pleiotropic-variants-associated-with-osteoporosis-and-obesity-using-cfdr-method
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Yuan Hu, Li-Jun Tan, Xiang-Ding Chen, Zhen Liu, Shi-Shi Min, Qin Zeng, Hui Shen, Hong-Wen Deng
Context: Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have been successful in identifying loci associated with osteoporosis and obesity. However, the findings just explain a small fraction of the total genetic variance. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify novel pleiotropic genes important in osteoporosis and obesity. Design and Setting: A pleiotropic conditional false discovery rate (cFDR) method was applied to three independent GWAS summary statistics of femoral neck bone mineral density (FN BMD), body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip ratio (WHR)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098499/functional-role-of-natural-killer-t-cells-in-non-obese-pre-diabetes-model-mice
#2
Mikako Saito, Misako Kaburagi, Keiko Otokuni, Genu Takahashi
Pre-diabetic patients have a high risk of developing diabetes as well as other associated diseases. From the viewpoint of risk assessment and to assist the development of protective therapies, we focused on the functional role of natural killer T (NKT) cells in pre-diabetes. We found that the expression of an NKT cell marker gene, Va14-Ja18, was significantly lower in specific tissues/organs such as adipose tissue and pancreas in non-obese pre-diabetes model mice than in their normal littermates. Subsequently, in the pre-diabetes model mice, Va14-Ja18 was activated with α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) and its effect on glucose tolerance was estimated...
November 2, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097999/clostridium-butyricum-cgmcc0313-1-protects-against-autoimmune-diabetes-by-modulating-intestinal-immune-homeostasis-and-inducing-pancreatic-regulatory-t-cells
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Lingling Jia, Kai Shan, Li-Long Pan, Ninghan Feng, Zhuwu Lv, Yajun Sun, Jiahong Li, Chengfei Wu, Hao Zhang, Wei Chen, Julien Diana, Jia Sun, Yong Q Chen
Recent evidence indicates that indigenous Clostridium species induce colonic regulatory T cells (Tregs), and gut lymphocytes are able to migrate to pancreatic islets in an inflammatory environment. Thus, we speculate that supplementation with the well-characterized probiotics Clostridium butyricum CGMCC0313.1 (CB0313.1) may induce pancreatic Tregs and consequently inhibit the diabetes incidence in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. CB0313.1 was administered daily to female NOD mice from 3 to 45 weeks of age. The control group received an equal volume of sterile water...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080225/molecular-correlates-in-urine-for-the-obesity-and-prostatic-inflammation-of-bph-luts-patients
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Pradeep Tyagi, Saundra S Motley, Tatsuki Koyama, Mahendra Kashyap, Jeffrey Gingrich, Naoki Yoshimura, Jay H Fowke
PURPOSE: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is strongly associated with obesity and prostatic tissue inflammation, but the molecular underpinning of this relationship is not known. Here, we examined the association between urine levels of chemokines/adipokines with histological markers of prostate inflammation, obesity, and lower urinary tract symptoms LUTS in BPH patients. METHODS: Frozen urine specimens from 207 BPH/LUTS patients enrolled in Nashville Men's Health Study were sent for blinded analysis of 11 analytes, namely sIL-1RA, CXC chemokines (CXCL-1, CXCL-8, CXCL-10), CC chemokines (CCL2, CCL3, CCL5), PDGF-BB, interleukins IL-6, IL-17, and sCD40L using Luminex™ xMAP® technology...
October 27, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073286/differential-adipokine-receptor-expression-on-circulating-leukocyte-subsets-in-lean-and-obese-children
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Genoveva Keustermans, Laila B van der Heijden, Berlinda Boer, Rianne Scholman, Roos Nuboer, Gerard Pasterkamp, Berent Prakken, Wilco de Jager, Eric Kalkhoven, Arieke J Janse, Henk S Schipper
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity prevalence has increased worldwide and is an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The production of inflammatory adipokines by obese adipose tissue contributes to the development of T2D and CVD. While levels of circulating adipokines such as adiponectin and leptin have been established in obese children and adults, the expression of adiponectin and leptin receptors on circulating immune cells can modulate adipokine signalling, but has not been studied so far...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061165/sustained-endocrine-profiles-of-a-girl-with-wagr-syndrome
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Yui Takada, Yasunari Sakai, Yuki Matsushita, Kazuhiro Ohkubo, Yuhki Koga, Satoshi Akamine, Michiko Torio, Yoshito Ishizaki, Masafumi Sanefuji, Hiroyuki Torisu, Chad A Shaw, Masayo Kagami, Toshiro Hara, Shouichi Ohga
BACKGROUND: Wilms tumor, aniridia, genitourinary anomalies and mental retardation (WAGR) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by heterozygous deletions of WT1 and PAX6 at chromosome 11p13. Deletion of BDNF is known eto be associated with hyperphagia and obesity in both humans and animal models; however, neuroendocrine and epigenetic profiles of individuals with WAGR syndrome remain to be determined. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 5-year-old girl with the typical phenotype of WAGR syndrome...
October 23, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056000/-the-progress-of-studying-the-mechanisms-of-immune-cells-in-the-regulation-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-diseases
#7
Y Bao
Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) are liver diseases which are strongly associated with obesity. The incidence of NAFLD has been gradually increased in recent years. According to different pathology of the liver, NAFLD include three disease states: simple fatty liver, hepatitis (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH) and fatty liver cirrhosis. The accumulations of fat around the internal organs, which secrete a wide range of adipokines, such as interleukin-6, contribute the development and progress of NAFLD in obesity...
July 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046031/-innate-lymphoid-cells-and-their-role-in-immune-response-regulation
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Bibiana Patricia Ruiz-Sánchez, David Cruz-Zárate, Iris Estrada-García, Isabel Wong-Baeza
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are lymphocytes lacking antigen recognition receptors and become activated in response to cytokines and through microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP) receptors. ILCs are found mainly in mucosal tissues and participate in the immune response against infections and in chronic inflammatory conditions. ILCs are divided in ILC-1, ILC-2 and ILC-3, and these cells have analogue functions to those of immune adaptive response lymphocytes Th1, Th2 and Th17. ILC-1 express T-bet, produce IFNγ, protect against infections with intracellular microorganisms and are related to inflammatory bowel disease immunopathology...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021522/the-cholesterol-metabolite-27-hydroxycholesterol-facilitates-breast-cancer-metastasis-through-its-actions-on-immune-cells
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Amy E Baek, Yen-Rei A Yu, Sisi He, Suzanne E Wardell, Ching-Yi Chang, Sanghoon Kwon, Ruchita V Pillai, Hannah B McDowell, J Will Thompson, Laura G Dubois, Patrick M Sullivan, Jongsook K Kemper, Michael D Gunn, Donald P McDonnell, Erik R Nelson
Obesity and elevated circulating cholesterol are risk factors for breast cancer recurrence, while the use of statins, cholesterol biosynthesis inhibitors widely used for treating hypercholesterolemia, is associated with improved disease-free survival. Here, we show that cholesterol mediates the metastatic effects of a high-fat diet via its oxysterol metabolite, 27-hydroxycholesterol. Ablation or inhibition of CYP27A1, the enzyme responsible for the rate-limiting step in 27-hydroxycholesterol biosynthesis, significantly reduces metastasis in relevant animal models of cancer...
October 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018779/differential-tissue-specific-and-pathway-specific-anti-obesity-effects-of-green-tea-and-taeumjowitang-a-traditional-korean-medicine-in-mice
#10
Junil Kim, Sujin Park, Haein An, Ji-Young Choi, Myung-Sook Choi, Sang-Woon Choi, Seong-Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: Traditional medicines have been leveraged for the treatment and prevention of obesity, one of the fastest growing diseases in the world. However, the exact mechanisms underlying the effects of traditional medicine on obesity are not yet fully understood. METHODS: We produced the transcriptomes of epididymal white adipose tissue (eWAT), liver, muscle, and hypothalamus harvested from mice fed a normal diet, high-fat-diet alone, high-fat-diet together with green tea, or a high-fat-diet together with Taeumjowitang, a traditional Korean medicine...
September 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992369/predictive-value-of-pre-operative-inflammation-based-prognostic-scores-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-monocyte-to-eosinophil-ratio-in-testicular-sperm-extraction-a-pilot-study
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C Yucel, M Z Keskin, O Cakmak, B Ergani, C Kose, O Celik, E Islamoglu, M Ucar, G Koc, Z Kozacioglu
To investigate the ability of some hematologic prognostic scores demonstrating inflammation in predicting sperm presence in testicular sperm extraction (TESE). We retrospectively investigated the medical data of 430 patients with the diagnosis of non-obstruc tive azoospermia (NOA) who had undergone TESE operation consecutively in our institution between the dates of January 2009 and February 2017. In all, 352 patients with the diagnosis of NOA, with bilaterally palpable vas deferens, who had undergone TESE for the first time, were included in the study...
October 9, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988715/self-transducible-bimodal-pdx1-foxp3-protein-lifts-insulin-secretion-and-curbs-autoimmunity-boosting-tregs-in-type-1-diabetic-mice
#12
Christina Amatya, Ilian A Radichev, Jacob Ellefson, Mark Williams, Alexei Y Savinov
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is characterized by massive destruction of insulin-producing β cells by autoreactive T lymphocytes, arising via defective immune tolerance. Therefore, effective anti-T1D therapeutics should combine autoimmunity-preventing and insulin production-restoring properties. We constructed a cell-permeable PDX1-FOXP3-TAT fusion protein (FP) composed of two transcription factors: forkhead box P3 (FOXP3), the master regulator of differentiation and functioning of self-tolerance-promoting Tregs, and pancreatic duodenal homeobox-1 (PDX1), the crucial factor supporting β cell development and maintenance...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978106/a-prospective-appraisal-of-preoperative-body-mass-index-in-d2-resected-patients-with-non-metastatic-gastric-carcinoma-and-siewert-type-ii-iii-adenocarcinoma-of-esophagogastric-junction-results-from-a-large-scale-cohort
#13
Lei Huang, Zhi-Jian Wei, Tuan-Jie Li, Yu-Ming Jiang, A-Man Xu
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively investigate associations of presurgical body mass index (BMI) with clinicopathological factors and its prognostic significance in radically D2-resected patients with non-metastasized gastric cancer (GC) and Siewert type II/III adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction (AEG). METHODS: A large prospective cohort consisting of radically-resected GC and AEG patients was analyzed. Follow-up was successful in 671 out of 700 patients, who were categorized into underweight (BMI<18...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977602/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibition-with-saxagliptin-ameliorates-angiotensin-ii-induced-cardiac-diastolic-dysfunction-in-male-mice
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Scott M Brown, Cassandra E Smith, Alex I Meuth, Maloree Khan, Annayya R Aroor, Hannah M Cleeton, Gerald A Meininger, James R Sowers, Vincent G DeMarco, Bysani Chandrasekar, Ravi Nistala, Shawn B Bender
Activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is common in hypertension and obesity and contributes to cardiac diastolic dysfunction, a condition for which no treatment currently exists. In light of recent reports that antihyperglycemia incretin enhancing dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors exert cardioprotective effects, we examined the hypothesis that DPP-4 inhibition with saxagliptin (Saxa) attenuates angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiac diastolic dysfunction. Male C57BL/6J mice were infused with either Ang II (500 ng/kg/min) or vehicle for 3 weeks receiving either Saxa (10 mg/kg/d) or placebo during the final 2 weeks...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952460/serum-and-exhaled-breath-condensate-leptin-levels-in-asthmatic-and-obesity-children-a-pilot-study
#15
A Bodini, L Tenero, M Sandri, C Maffeis, M Piazza, L Zanoni, D Peroni, A Boner, G Piacentini
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have highlighted the possible involvement of leptin in inflammation. The leptin receptor is also expressed by alveolar macrophages, T lymphocytes and bronchial epitelial cells, suggesting a possible role in the cascade of airway inflammation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the levels of leptin in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) from asthmatic, normal- and overweight children, in relationship with airway inflammation. METHODS: 15 asthmatic non-obese children, 15 healthy non-asthmatic non-obese children, 11 obese children with asthma (OA) and 20 obese children without asthma (ONA) were enrolled...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915326/adaptive-immunity-and-metabolic-health-harmony-becomes-dissonant-in-obesity-and-aging
#16
Leena P Bharath, Blanche C Ip, Barbara S Nikolajczyk
Adipose tissue (AT) is the primary energy reservoir organ, and thereby plays a critical role in energy homeostasis and regulation of metabolism. AT expands in response to chronic overnutrition or aging and becomes a major source of inflammation that has marked influence on systemic metabolism. The chronic, sterile inflammation that occurs in the AT during the development of obesity or in aging contributes to onset of devastating diseases such as insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular pathologies. Numerous studies have shown that inflammation in the visceral AT of humans and animals is a critical trigger for the development of metabolic syndrome...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913358/central-modulation-of-neuroinflammation-by-neuropeptides-and-energy-sensing-hormones-during-obesity
#17
REVIEW
Roger Maldonado-Ruiz, Lizeth Fuentes-Mera, Alberto Camacho
Central nervous system (CNS) senses energy homeostasis by integrating both peripheral and autonomic signals and responding to them by neurotransmitters and neuropeptides release. Although it is previously considered an immunologically privileged organ, we now know that this is not so. Cells belonging to the immune system, such as B and T lymphocytes, can be recruited into the CNS to face damage or infection, in addition to possessing resident immunological cells, called microglia. In this way, positive energy balance during obesity promotes an inflammatory state in the CNS...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892062/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-112-new-loci-for-body-mass-index-in-the-japanese-population
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Masato Akiyama, Yukinori Okada, Masahiro Kanai, Atsushi Takahashi, Yukihide Momozawa, Masashi Ikeda, Nakao Iwata, Shiro Ikegawa, Makoto Hirata, Koichi Matsuda, Motoki Iwasaki, Taiki Yamaji, Norie Sawada, Tsuyoshi Hachiya, Kozo Tanno, Atsushi Shimizu, Atsushi Hozawa, Naoko Minegishi, Shoichiro Tsugane, Masayuki Yamamoto, Michiaki Kubo, Yoichiro Kamatani
Obesity is a risk factor for a wide variety of health problems. In a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of body mass index (BMI) in Japanese people (n = 173,430), we found 85 loci significantly associated with obesity (P < 5.0 × 10(-8)), of which 51 were previously unknown. We conducted trans-ancestral meta-analyses by integrating these results with the results from a GWAS of Europeans and identified 61 additional new loci. In total, this study identifies 112 novel loci, doubling the number of previously known BMI-associated loci...
October 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865761/predicting-severe-hematologic-toxicity-from-extended-field-chemoradiation-of-para-aortic-nodal-metastases-from-cervical-cancer
#19
Kevin Yan, Ezequiel Ramirez, Xian-Jin Xie, Xuejun Gu, Yin Xi, Kevin Albuquerque
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine factors predictive for severe hematologic toxicity (HT) in cervical cancer patients with para-aortic lymph node metastasis treated with concurrent cisplatin chemoradiation to an extended field (EFCRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Thirty-eight patients with cervical cancer and para-aortic lymph node metastasis who underwent EFCRT were analyzed. Active bone marrow was defined as the region within irradiated total bone marrow (BMTOT) with a standard uptake value on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography greater than the mean standard uptake value for BMTOT...
July 8, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843438/inflammation-substance-use-psychopathology-and-cognition-in-phase-1-of-the-clinical-antipsychotic-trials-of-intervention-effectiveness-study
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Brian J Miller, Peter F Buckley, Joseph P McEvoy
INTRODUCTION: Schizophrenia has been associated with aberrant blood levels of inflammatory markers. However, patients with comorbid illicit drug use have been inadequately studied with respect to immune function. Furthermore, associations between inflammatory markers, psychopathology, and cognition have been inconsistently considered. We investigated relationships between inflammatory markers, comorbid marijuana and cocaine use, and psychopathology and cognition in patients with schizophrenia...
August 24, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
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