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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483080/efficacy-and-safety-of-monotherapy-with-sirukumab-compared-with-adalimumab-monotherapy-in-biologic-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-sirround-h-a-randomised-double-blind-parallel-group-multinational-52-week-phase-3-study
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Peter C Taylor, Michael H Schiff, Qingmin Wang, Yusang Jiang, Yanli Zhuang, Regina Kurrasch, Shruti Daga, Ravi Rao, Paul P Tak, Benjamin Hsu
OBJECTIVE: This randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, phase 3 study compared monotherapy with sirukumab, an anti-interleukin-6 cytokine monoclonal antibody, with adalimumab monotherapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Biologic-naïve patients with active RA who were inadequate responders or were intolerant to, or inappropriate for, methotrexate were randomised to subcutaneous sirukumab 100 mg every 2 weeks (n=187), sirukumab 50 mg every 4 weeks (n=186) or adalimumab 40 mg every 2 weeks (n=186)...
May 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366967/monepantel-is-a-non-competitive-antagonist-of-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-from-ascaris-suum-and-oesophagostomum-dentatum
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Melanie Abongwa, Djordje S Marjanovic, James G Tipton, Fudan Zheng, Richard J Martin, Sasa M Trailovic, Alan P Robertson
Zolvix® is a recently introduced anthelmintic drench containing monepantel as the active ingredient. Monepantel is a positive allosteric modulator of DEG-3/DES-2 type nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in several nematode species. The drug has been reported to produce hypercontraction of Caenorhabditis elegans and Haemonchus contortus somatic muscle. We investigated the effects of monepantel on nAChRs from Ascaris suum and Oesophagostomum dentatum heterologously expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes...
April 2018: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261715/gender-specific-differences-in-the-incidence-of-microalbuminuria-in-metabolic-syndrome-patients-after-treatment-with-fimasartan-the-k-mets-study
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Jeong Bae Park, Su-A Kim, Ki-Chul Sung, Jang Young Kim
BACKGROUND: The effect of resolving metabolic syndrome on target organ damage in hypertensive patients is not well described. We evaluated whether treating metabolic syndrome (MetS) with an angiotensin receptor blocker subsequently reduced microalbuminuria in the K-MetS cohort. METHODS: Among 10,601 total metabolic syndrome patients, 3,250 (52.2% male, 56.2±10.0 years) with sufficient data on five specific metabolic components were included in this study. Patients were divided into four groups based on MetS status at baseline and 3 months...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250918/cross-sectional-associations-of-albuminuria-among-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-adults-the-egfr-study
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J T Hughes, L J Maple-Brown, M Thomas, P D Lawton, A Sinha, A Cass, F Barzi, Grd Jones, G Jerums, R J MacIsaac, K O'Dea, W E Hoy
OBJECTIVE: To describe the detailed associations of albuminuria among a contemporary cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to inform strategies for chronic kidney disease prevention and management. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of Indigenous participants of the eGFR Study. MEASURES: Clinical, biochemical and anthropometric measures were collected (including body-circumferences, blood pressure (BP); triglycerides, HbA1c, liver function tests, creatinine; urine- microscopic-haem, albumin: creatinine ratio (ACR), prescriptions- angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor II antagonist (ACEI/ARB)...
January 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247656/mrna-expression-of-platelet-activating-factor-receptor-pafr-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-is-associated-with-albuminuria-and-vascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Mihoko Kurano, Sahar Ghavidel Darestani, Atsushi Shinnakasu, Kiyoaki Yamamoto, Yukari Dochi, Kayo Uemura, Yuko Ikeda, Akira Kikuchi, Hiroshi Hashiguchi, Takahisa Deguchi, Yoshihiko Nishio
AIMS: Renal dysfunction in addition to diabetes is a serious risk factor for cardiovascular events. We hypothesized that some of the changes in gene expression in blood cells cause renal dysfunction and macrovascular disease through impaired endothelial function. This study aimed to define which changes in gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are related to renal function parameters and endothelial function of large arteries in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
February 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226727/high-expression-of-interleukine-1-receptor-antagonist-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-association-with-il1rn-2-2-genotype
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S Ramírez-Pérez, U De la Cruz-Mosso, J Hernández-Bello, G E Martínez-Bonilla, M G Ramírez-Dueñas, A L Pereira-Suárez, I Parra Rojas, E Martínez-López, J Macías-Barragán, J F Muñoz-Valle
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation and pro-inflammatory cytokines production. IL-1Ra is an anti-inflammatory cytokine codified by IL1RN gene that blocks IL-1 signalling. A VNTR polymorphism of 86 bp in IL1RN gene has been associated with RA risk and regulation of IL-1Ra expression. In this study, we determined mRNA and protein expression of IL-1Ra in RA patients and control subjects (CS). This study included 85 RA patients classified according to the ACR/EULAR 2010 criteria and 67 CS...
December 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074244/contributions-of-kansas-rangeland-burning-to-ambient-o3-analysis-of-data-from-2001-to-2016
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Zifei Liu, Yang Liu, James P Murphy, Ronaldo Maghirang
Prescribed range/pasture burning is a common practice in Kansas to enhance the nutritional value of native grasses and control invading weeds, trees, and brush. A major concern associated with the burning is the contribution of smoke to elevated ground level ambient ozone (O3). The objective of this study is to estimate contributions of Kansas rangeland burning to ambient O3 mixing ratios through regression analysis (1) between observed O3 data and available satellite burn activity data from 2001 to 2016; and (2) between observed O3 data and the smoke contributions to PM2...
October 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049415/effect-of-diacerein-on-renal-function-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-participants-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-chronic-kidney-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Fabiana Piovesan, Glaucia S Tres, Leila B Moreira, Michael E Andrades, Hugo K Lisboa, Sandra C Fuchs
Diacerein seems to improve metabolic control and reduce inflammatory marker levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (Type 2 DM), but for participants with chronic kidney disease (CKD) its effect is unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of diacerein vs. placebo on urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR), glomerular filtration rate (GFR), and inflammatory cytokines in type 2 DM participants with CKD. Blood pressure (BP) and metabolic control were secondary outcomes. This randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel trial of adjuvant treatment of type 2 DM with diacerein enrolled seventy-two participants with CKD, aged 30-80 years, with glycated hemoglobin levels from 53-97 mmol/mol (7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022083/adolescent-cannabinoid-exposure-effects-on-natural-reward-seeking-and-learning-in-rats
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H Schoch, M Y Huerta, C M Ruiz, M R Farrell, K M Jung, J J Huang, R R Campbell, D Piomelli, S V Mahler
RATIONALE: Adolescence is characterized by endocannabinoid (ECB)-dependent refinement of neural circuits underlying emotion, learning, and motivation. As a result, adolescent cannabinoid receptor stimulation (ACRS) with phytocannabinoids or synthetic agonists like "Spice" cause robust and persistent changes in both behavior and circuit architecture in rodents, including in reward-related regions like medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens (NAc). OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: Here, we examine persistent effects of ACRS with the cannabinoid receptor 1/2 specific agonist WIN55-212,2 (WIN; 1...
January 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831402/associations-of-tnfr1-with-kidney-function-outcomes-by-age-gender-and-baseline-kidney-function-status-data-from-the-heart-and-soul-study
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Meyeon Park, Daniela Maristany, Debbie Huang, Michael G Shlipak, Mary Whooley
Tumor necrosis factor receptor type 1 (TNFR1) is associated with kidney disease and mortality risk in various populations [1], [2]. We evaluated associations of TNFR1 with mortality and mediators of this relationship in doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.05.021. Whether or not these associations are influenced by age, gender, or baseline kidney function are not known. We evaluated associations of TNFR1 levels with measures of kidney function stratifying by these variables. Our outcomes included estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 60 ml/min/1...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808417/down-regulation-of-aminopeptidase-n-and-abc-transporter-subfamily-g-transcripts-in-cry1ab-and-cry1ac-resistant-asian-corn-borer-ostrinia-furnacalis-lepidoptera-crambidae
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Tiantao Zhang, Brad S Coates, Yueqin Wang, Yidong Wang, Shuxiong Bai, Zhenying Wang, Kanglai He
The Asian corn borer (ACB), Ostrinia furnacalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), is a highly destructive pest of cultivated maize throughout East Asia. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crystalline protein (Cry) toxins cause mortality by a mechanism involving pore formation or signal transduction following toxin binding to receptors along the midgut lumen of susceptible insects, but this mechanism and mutations therein that lead to resistance are not fully understood. In the current study, quantitative comparisons were made among midgut expressed transcripts from O...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710178/eicosapentaenoic-and-docosahexaenoic-acids-attenuate-progression-of-albuminuria-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Tarec K Elajami, Abdulhamied Alfaddagh, Dharshan Lakshminarayan, Michael Soliman, Madhuri Chandnani, Francine K Welty
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is a marker of inflammation and an independent predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The current study evaluated whether eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation attenuates progression of albuminuria in subjects with coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two-hundred sixty-two subjects with stable coronary artery disease were randomized to either Lovaza (1.86 g of EPA and 1.5 g of DHA daily) or no Lovaza (control) for 1 year...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681650/safety-pharmacokinetics-and-efficacy-of-e6011-an-antifractalkine-monoclonal-antibody-in-a-first-in-patient-phase-1-2-study-on-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yoshiya Tanaka, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Hisanori Umehara, Toshihiro Nanki, Nobuyuki Yasuda, Fumitoshi Tago, Makoto Kawakubo, Yasumi Kitahara, Seiichiro Hojo, Tetsu Kawano, Toshio Imai
OBJECTIVE: Fractalkine (CX3CL1/FKN) is a chemokine that regulates chemotaxis and adhesion of CX3C chemokine receptor 1 (CX3CR1)-expressing inflammatory cells. We conducted the first phase 1/2, open-label, multiple ascending dose study of E6011, a humanized anti-FKN monoclonal antibody, in Japanese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients (clinicaltrial.gov identifier: NCT02196558). METHODS: Active RA patients with an inadequate response or intolerance to methotrexate or tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor received E6011 at week 0, 1, 2, and thereafter every 2 weeks for 12 weeks...
January 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601698/associations-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-receptor-type-1-with-kidney-function-decline-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-risk-in-persons-with-coronary-artery-disease-data-from-the-heart-and-soul-study
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Meyeon Park, Daniela Maristany, Debbie Huang, Michael G Shlipak, Mary Whooley
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Tumor necrosis factor receptor type 1 (TNFR1) is associated with kidney disease and mortality risk in various populations. Whether or not kidney function mediates mortality risk is unknown. We evaluated associations of TNFR1 levels with measures of kidney function, cardiovascular events, and mortality in a population of veterans with stable ischemic heart disease. METHODS: TNFR1 was measured from baseline serum samples in the Heart and Soul Study; elevated levels were defined by the highest quartile (Q4, >3...
May 19, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515212/regulation-of-wnt-signaling-at-the-neuromuscular-junction-by-the-immunoglobulin-superfamily-protein-rig-3-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Pratima Pandey, Ashwani Bhardwaj, Kavita Babu
Perturbations in synaptic function could affect the normal behavior of an animal, making it important to understand the regulatory mechanisms of synaptic signaling. Previous work has shown that in Caenorhabditis elegans an immunoglobulin superfamily protein, RIG-3, functions in presynaptic neurons to maintain normal acetylcholine receptor levels at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). In this study, we elucidate the molecular and functional mechanism of RIG-3. We demonstrate by genetic and BiFC (Bi-molecular Fluorescence Complementation) assays that presynaptic RIG-3 functions by directly interacting with the immunoglobulin domain of the nonconventional Wnt receptor, ROR receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK), CAM-1, which functions in postsynaptic body-wall muscles...
July 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468816/novel-mutations-in-synaptic-transmission-genes-suppress-neuronal-hyperexcitation-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Katherine A McCulloch, Yingchuan B Qi, Seika Takayanagi-Kiya, Yishi Jin, Salvatore J Cherra
Acetylcholine (ACh) receptors (AChR) regulate neural circuit activity in multiple contexts. In humans, mutations in ionotropic acetylcholine receptor (iAChR) genes can cause neurological disorders, including myasthenia gravis and epilepsy. In Caenorhabditis elegans , iAChRs play multiple roles in the locomotor circuit. The cholinergic motor neurons express an ACR-2-containing pentameric AChR (ACR-2R) comprised of ACR-2, ACR-3, ACR-12, UNC-38, and UNC-63 subunits. A gain-of-function mutation in the non-α subunit gene acr-2 [ acr-2(gf) ] causes defective locomotion as well as spontaneous convulsions...
July 5, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464077/different-oxidative-status-and-expression-of-calcium-channel-components-in-stress-induced-dysfunctional-chicken-muscle
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T Xing, X Zhao, P Wang, H Chen, X Xu, G Zhou
The objective of this study was to assess the effects of transport stress at high ambient temperatures on the oxidation status and the expression of essential elements responsible for the Ca transport (sarco- (endo-) plasmic reticulum Ca-ATPase (SERCA1) and the ryanodine receptor (RyR) in (PM) muscles of broilers. Briefly, Arbor Acres broiler chickens ( = 112) were randomly categorized into 2 treatments: unstressed control (C) and 0.5 h transport (T). Each treatment consisted of 8 replicates of 7 birds each...
April 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397719/toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-pathway-in-the-protective-effect-of-pioglitazone-on-experimental-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy
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Jia-Nan Zou, Jing Xiao, Sha-Sha Hu, Chen-Sheng Fu, Xiao-Li Zhang, Zhen-Xing Zhang, Yi-Jun Lu, Wei-Jun Chen, Zhi-Bin Ye
BACKGROUND: In vitro experiments have revealed that toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway is involved in the progression of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) by induction of proinflammatory cytokines. Evidence showed that, in other disease models, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) agonists have been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects through suppression of the expression and activity of TLR4. However, the interaction between PPAR-γ and TLR4 in IgAN has not been fully studied both in vitro and in vivo...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328159/improved-disease-activity-with-fosdagrocorat-pf-04171327-a-partial-agonist-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-phase-2-randomized-study
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Thomas Stock, Dona Fleishaker, Xin Wang, Arnab Mukherjee, Charles Mebus
AIM: To assess efficacy and safety of fosdagrocorat (PF-04171327), a potential dissociated agonist of the glucocorticoid receptor, in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, parallel-group, active- and placebo-controlled Phase 2 study (NCT00938587) randomized 86 patients (1 : 1 : 1 : 1) to receive fosdagrocorat 10 mg, fosdagrocorat 25 mg, prednisone 5 mg or placebo, all with stable background methotrexate therapy. The primary outcome was change from baseline in Disease Activity Score of 28 joints (DAS28-4[C-reactive protein (CRP)]) after 2 weeks of treatment...
August 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213566/a-randomised-phase-iib-study-of-mavrilimumab-a-novel-gm-csf-receptor-alpha-monoclonal-antibody-in-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Gerd R Burmester, Iain B McInnes, Joel Kremer, Pedro Miranda, Mariusz Korkosz, Jiri Vencovsky, Andrea Rubbert-Roth, Eduardo Mysler, Matthew A Sleeman, Alex Godwood, Dominic Sinibaldi, Xiang Guo, Wendy I White, Bing Wang, Chi-Yuan Wu, Patricia C Ryan, David Close, Michael E Weinblatt
OBJECTIVES: Despite the therapeutic value of current rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatments, agents with alternative modes of action are required. Mavrilimumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody targeting the granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor-α, was evaluated in patients with moderate-to-severe RA. METHODS: In a phase IIb study (NCT01706926), patients with inadequate response to ≥1 synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug(s), Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28)-C reactive protein (CRP)/erythrocyte sedimentation rate ≥3...
June 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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