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Tairon Pannunzio Dias E Silva, Carolina Rodriguez Jimenez, Egon Ion Ieda, Adibe Luiz Abdalla, Helder Louvandini
This study was conducted to evaluate the metabolism and phosphorus (P) kinetics in lambs experimentally infected with Trichostrongylus colubriformis using the isotope dilution technique and modelling. Fifteen male lambs (21.1 ± 1.50 kg) of the Santa Inês hair breed of approximately six months old, distributed in the treatments infected (I, n = 8) and control (C, n = 7) were used. The infected lambs received serial infections with 5000 T. colubriformis larvae, three times per week, for 3 weeks (45 000 T...
March 16, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
Z Merhi, E Buyuk, M J Cipolla
STUDY QUESTION: Does vitamin D attenuate the adverse effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on steroidogenesis by human granulosa cells (GCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: AGEs alter the expression of genes important in steroidogenesis while 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (vit D3) in vitro attenuates some of the actions of AGEs on steroidogenic gene expression, possibly by downregulating the expression of the pro-inflammatory cell membrane receptor for AGEs (RAGE). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Vitamin D attenuates the pro-inflammatory effects of AGEs in non-ovarian tissues...
March 12, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
Sahar D Al-Shamari, Mohamed Aly ElSherif, Wahiba Hamid, Fahad Hanna
Background: Severe weight loss through means of bariatric surgery has been associated with loss of muscle mass due to lack of absorption of protein. The aim of this RCT is to investigate the effectiveness of protein supplementation in reducing the risk of developing protein malnutrition and muscle wasting in post-bariatric surgery patients in Qatar. Methods and analysis: The study was based at the Department of bariatric and metabolic surgery, Doha metropolitan and regional areas...
2018: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
Baraa Alghalyini, Said El Shamieh, Ali Salami, Sophie Visvikis Siest, Hana M Fakhoury, Rajaa Fakhoury
Background Statin therapy used to lower cholesterol levels results in a substantial reduction in cardiovascular complications. Previous observations in different ethnic populations showed that rs2306283A>G, p.Asn130Asp and rs4149056T>C, p.Val174Ala in solute carrier organic anion transporter 1B1 (SLCO1B1) gene encoding the organic transporter protein may be responsible for statin uptake, thus explaining the majority of statin-associated symptoms. In addition to the genetic component, vitamin D (vit D) deficiency is common in Saudi Arabia and worldwide and may cause muscle dysfunction and ache...
February 8, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
Yanlei Wang, Xiang Zhang, Wenqiang Zhang, Hao Dong, Wenjie Zhang, Jiajia Mao, Yong Dai
PURPOSE: The main aim of present study was to prepare the oxaliplatin (OXL)-loaded D-α-Tocopherol polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS)-based lipid nanoparticles to enhance the anticancer effect in colon cancer cells. METHODS: The nanoparticles were nanosized and spherical shaped and exhibited controlled release kinetics. Flow cytometer and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) showed a remarkable uptake of nanoparticles in cancer cells in a time-dependent manner...
January 8, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
Xiaolei Yao, M A Ei-Samahy, Hua Yang, Xu Feng, Fengzhe Li, Fanxing Meng, Haitao Nie, Feng Wang
The cellular response to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (Vit D3; biologically active form of Vitamin D) is complex and depends not only on Vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression but also on cellular uptake of circulating Vit D3 and the presence and activity of Vitamin D-metabolizing enzyme. This study evaluated the expression of VDR and Vitamin D-metabolizing enzymes in the ram reproductive tract at different developmental stages and in spermatozoa. Nearly all cell types in the testes and epithelial cells of the caput, corpus, and cauda expressed VDR, CYP27B1, and CYP24A1 proteins...
January 10, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
Laura Llobet Vila, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, José Manuel Carmona Segado, Alícia Franzi Sisó, Rosa Vallès Balasch, Isabel Martínez Díaz
OBJECTIVES: 1-To know the preventive prescription (statin, antiplatelet drugs, bisphosphonates, calcium and vitamin D and Vit B12) of elderly patients previously identified as a CCD (with a complex chronic disease) and ACD (with advanced chronic disease and lifetime expectancy of less than 12 months) who died during 2015. 2-To assess the correct indication of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) to determine potentially avoidable medication. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study...
December 5, 2017: Atencion Primaria
Rasoul Nasiri-Kalmarzi, Mohammad Abdi, Javad Hosseini, Erfan Babaei, Aram Mokarizadeh, Zakaria Vahabzadeh
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed the role of vitamin D (Vit D) on the progression of chronic urticaria. To the best of our knowledge, there are no other results regarding the contribution of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) genes in Chronic Urticaria (CU). AIM: In the present study, we investigated the Vit pathway and the association between VDR and VDBP gene polymorphisms and CU risk in Iranian population...
November 20, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
L Dumont, F Chalmel, A Oblette, B Berby, A Rives, V Duchesne, C Rondanino, N Rives
STUDY QUESTION: Do freezing and in vitro culture procedures enhance the expression of proteins involved in apoptotic or autophagic pathways in murine pre-pubertal testicular tissue? SUMMARY ANSWER: IVM strongly modified apoptosis- and autophagy-related relative protein levels in mice testicular tissue whereas the impact of cryopreservation procedures was minimal at the end of the culture. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In vitro spermatogenesis remains a challenging technical issue as it imposes to find a very close balance between survival and death of germ cell natural precursors (i...
November 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
M Aghasyan, R Akhunzyanov, G D Alexeev, M G Alexeev, A Amoroso, V Andrieux, N V Anfimov, V Anosov, A Antoshkin, K Augsten, W Augustyniak, A Austregesilo, C D R Azevedo, B Badełek, F Balestra, M Ball, J Barth, R Beck, Y Bedfer, J Bernhard, K Bicker, E R Bielert, R Birsa, M Bodlak, P Bordalo, F Bradamante, A Bressan, M Büchele, W-C Chang, C Chatterjee, M Chiosso, I Choi, S-U Chung, A Cicuttin, M L Crespo, S Dalla Torre, S S Dasgupta, S Dasgupta, O Yu Denisov, L Dhara, S V Donskov, N Doshita, Ch Dreisbach, W Dünnweber, M Dziewiecki, A Efremov, P D Eversheim, M Faessler, A Ferrero, M Finger, M Finger, H Fischer, C Franco, N du Fresne von Hohenesche, J M Friedrich, V Frolov, E Fuchey, F Gautheron, O P Gavrichtchouk, S Gerassimov, J Giarra, F Giordano, I Gnesi, M Gorzellik, A Grasso, M Grosse Perdekamp, B Grube, T Grussenmeyer, A Guskov, D Hahne, G Hamar, D von Harrach, F H Heinsius, R Heitz, F Herrmann, N Horikawa, N d'Hose, C-Y Hsieh, S Huber, S Ishimoto, A Ivanov, Yu Ivanshin, T Iwata, V Jary, R Joosten, P Jörg, E Kabuß, A Kerbizi, B Ketzer, G V Khaustov, Yu A Khokhlov, Yu Kisselev, F Klein, J H Koivuniemi, V N Kolosov, K Kondo, K Königsmann, I Konorov, V F Konstantinov, A M Kotzinian, O M Kouznetsov, Z Kral, M Krämer, P Kremser, F Krinner, Z V Kroumchtein, Y Kulinich, F Kunne, K Kurek, R P Kurjata, A Kveton, A A Lednev, M Levillain, S Levorato, Y-S Lian, J Lichtenstadt, R Longo, A Maggiora, A Magnon, N Makins, N Makke, G K Mallot, B Marianski, A Martin, J Marzec, J Matoušek, H Matsuda, T Matsuda, G V Meshcheryakov, M Meyer, W Meyer, Yu V Mikhailov, M Mikhasenko, E Mitrofanov, N Mitrofanov, Y Miyachi, A Nagaytsev, F Nerling, D Neyret, J Nový, W-D Nowak, G Nukazuka, A S Nunes, A G Olshevsky, I Orlov, M Ostrick, D Panzieri, B Parsamyan, S Paul, J-C Peng, F Pereira, M Pešek, D V Peshekhonov, N Pierre, S Platchkov, J Pochodzalla, V A Polyakov, J Pretz, M Quaresma, C Quintans, S Ramos, C Regali, G Reicherz, C Riedl, N S Rogacheva, M Roskot, D I Ryabchikov, A Rybnikov, A Rychter, R Salac, V D Samoylenko, A Sandacz, C Santos, S Sarkar, I A Savin, T Sawada, G Sbrizzai, P Schiavon, K Schmidt, H Schmieden, K Schönning, E Seder, A Selyunin, O Yu Shevchenko, L Silva, L Sinha, S Sirtl, M Slunecka, J Smolik, A Srnka, D Steffen, M Stolarski, O Subrt, M Sulc, H Suzuki, A Szabelski, T Szameitat, P Sznajder, S Takewaka, M Tasevsky, S Tessaro, G Terça, F Tessarotto, A Thiel, J Tomsa, F Tosello, V Tskhay, S Uhl, A Vauth, J Veloso, M Virius, M Vit, J Vondra, S Wallner, T Weisrock, M Wilfert, J Ter Wolbeek, K Zaremba, P Zavada, M Zavertyaev, E Zemlyanichkina, N Zhuravlev, M Ziembicki
The first measurement of transverse-spin-dependent azimuthal asymmetries in the pion-induced Drell-Yan (DY) process is reported. We use the CERN SPS 190  GeV/c π^{-} beam and a transversely polarized ammonia target. Three azimuthal asymmetries giving access to different transverse-momentum-dependent (TMD) parton distribution functions (PDFs) are extracted using dimuon events with invariant mass between 4.3  GeV/c^{2} and 8.5  GeV/c^{2}. Within the experimental uncertainties, the observed sign of the Sivers asymmetry is found to be consistent with the fundamental prediction of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) that the Sivers TMD PDFs extracted from DY have a sign opposite to the one extracted from semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering (SIDIS) data...
September 15, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Vít Procházka, Rakhee S Gawande, Zuzan Cayci, Jerry W Froelich, Qing Cao, Chris Wilke, Kathryn Dusenbery, Daniel J Weisdorf, Veronika Bachanova
Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) is curative for 60% of patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (R/R HL). A more precise assessment of the depth of remission before AHCT may help to identify patients likely to benefit from AHCT. We aimed to determine whether positron emission tomography (PET)-based quantitative parameters of total metabolic tumor volume (TMTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG), and maximal standardized uptake volume (SUVmax ) measured before AHCT predict progression-free survival (PFS) after transplant...
January 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Ewa Sewerynek, Karol Cieślak, Małgorzata Janik, Ewelina Gowin, Michał Stuss
The goal of the study was an evaluation of serum vitamin D concentrations in healthy young women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 106 healthy women, aged 20-30 years, were included in the study. Monthly evaluation - for three months - of the effects of calcium (500 mg) and vit. D (1500 IU) administration in women with baseline values of vit. D < 20 ng/ml (Group 1) plus the effects of 800 IU/d dose in women with the baseline value of D > 20 ng/ml (Group2). Additionally, calcium and PTH concentrations were assessed at the study onset and after a 3-month supplementation...
September 7, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
Nicola A Dennis, Lisa A Houghton, Michael W Pankhurst, Michelle J Harper, Ian S McLennan
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a paracrine regulator of ovarian follicles. Vitamin D (Vit D) regulates AMH production in vitro, but its role as a regulator of ovarian AMH production is contentious. If Vit D influences ovarian AMH production, then an acute rise in Vit D level should lead to an acute rise in circulating AMH levels. This hypothesis was tested with a randomized double-blind design, with 18-25-year-old women recruited from the community. The study was conducted in early spring, when the marker of Vit D level (25-hydroxyvitamin D, 25(OH)D) tends to be at its nadir...
July 8, 2017: Nutrients
Amal M Mahfoz, Ali F Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed A Afify, Naiyer Shahzad, Ibrahim A A Ibrahim, Naser A ElSawy, Ghazi A Bamagous, Saeed S Al Ghamdi
Status epilepticus (SE) is considered one of the major serious forms of epilepsy with high mortality rate. Since the currently available antiepileptic drugs have low efficacy and high adverse effects, new more efficient and safe therapies are critically needed. There is increasing evidence supporting dietary and alternative therapies for epilepsy, including the ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, and omega-3 fatty acids. Recent studies have shown significant prophylactic and therapeutic potential of vitamin D (vit-D) use in many neurological disorders...
October 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
M Savran, E Cicek, D K Doguc, H Asci, S Yesilot, I A Candan, B Dagdeviren, F N Cankara, M Oncu, A C Uğuz, M K Ozer
Like several other anticancer drugs, methotrexate (MTX) causes side effects, such as neuropathic pain, hepatotoxicity, and nephrotoxicity. Abnormal production of reactive oxygen species has been suspected in the pathophysiology of MTX-induced hepatorenal toxicity. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the probable protective role of vitamin C (Vit C) on oxidative stress induced by MTX in the liver and kidney tissues of rats. A total of 32 rats were randomly and equally divided into four groups...
June 29, 2017: Physiology International
Olfat Gamil Shaker, Hebatullah Samy Helmy
BACKGROUND: The bone represents one of the most common sites of metastases in breast cancer. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of several circulating markers to detect metastasis to bones in patients with breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Receptor activator of Nuclear Factor-kappa β (NF-Kβ) ligand (RANKL), osteoprotegrin (OPG), vitamin D (VIT D), Chitinase-3-like protein 1; also known as YKL-40, topoisomerase IIα (TOPO2a), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) were measured in blood samples obtained from 122 patients with breast cancer and 25 healthy controls...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
Mustafa Suphi Elbistanlı, Hasan Emre Koçak, Selçuk Güneş, Harun Acıpayam, Baver Maşallah Şimşek, Sinan Canpolat, Fatma Tülin Kayhan
Vitamin D deficiency is effective in the development of acute rhinosinusitis and prolongation of inflammation by increasing inflammation in the sinonasal epithelium. Vitamin D deficiency is important in the development of bone barriers that prevent the complication of acute rhinosinusitis. Although Vitamin D levels may be a variable risk factor for various respiratory tract disorders, there are limited data on the role in sinonasal infections. Our aim was to investigate the association of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25OHD) levels with acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) and preseptal cellulitis complications...
June 12, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Avadhesh Oli, D Joshi
PURPOSE: To estimate serum vitamin D (25 OH D) level in patients of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and compare it with age-matched controls. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Forty patients above 18 years of age with retinal vein occlusion and forty age-matched controls underwent serum vitamin D (Vit D) level estimation using a standard protocol. Student's t test was used to analyse differences between the mean of two groups. RESULTS: The mean age in RVO and control group was 60...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
Stefania Mai, Gillian E Walker, Roberta Vietti, Stefania Cattaldo, Chiara Mele, Lorenzo Priano, Alessandro Mauro, Gianni Bona, Gianluca Aimaretti, Massimo Scacchi, Paolo Marzullo
Obesity predisposes to vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and glucose abnormalities. It is currently debated if vitamin D administration may improve glucose homeostasis by interacting with modulators of insulin sensitivity, such as adiponectin and its oligomers. In a 4-week inpatient study on a metabolic rehabilitation program, consisting of individualized caloric restriction and aerobic physical exercise in obese subjects with VDD, we assessed the acute effects of 600,000 IU cholecalciferol given per os VD group, 12 subjects; body mass index (BMI) 42...
May 5, 2017: Nutrients
Robert Güerri-Fernández, Daniel Molina-Morant, Judit Villar-García, Sabina Herrera, Alicia González-Mena, Ana Guelar, Marta Trenchs-Rodríguez, Adolfo Díez-Pérez, Hernando Knobel
OBJECTIVES: HIV infection has been associated with reduced bone mineral density (BMD). Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has a deleterious effect on BMD, but its effect on bone fragility is not clear. The objective of this study is to analyze the BMD, microarchitecture, and tissue quality of bone in patients receiving long-term tenofovir- or abacavir-based ART. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional study in patients with HIV undergoing tenofovir or abacavir ART for more than 5 years...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
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