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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457657/semaphorin4a-and-h-ferritin-utilize-tim-1-on-human-oligodendrocytes-a-novel-neuro-immune-axis
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Brian Chiou, Elisabeth Lucassen, Michael Sather, Asha Kallianpur, James Connor
Deficiency of trophic factors relating to the survival of oligodendrocytes, combined with direct interactions with the immune system, are favored paradigms that are increasingly implicated in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. We and others have previously shown that Sema4A and H-ferritin interact through the T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain (Tim-2) receptor in mice. H-ferritin has been identified as the iron delivery protein for oligodendrocytes, whereas Sema4A causes a direct cytotoxic effect...
February 19, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456553/silencing-of-iron-and-heme-related-genes-revealed-a-paramount-role-of-iron-in-the-physiology-of-the-hematophagous-vector-rhodnius-prolixus
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Ana B Walter-Nuno, Mabel L Taracena, Rafael D Mesquita, Pedro L Oliveira, Gabriela O Paiva-Silva
Iron is an essential element for most organisms However, free iron and heme, its complex with protoporphyrin IX, can be extremely cytotoxic, due to the production of reactive oxygen species, eventually leading to oxidative stress. Thus, eukaryotic cells control iron availability by regulating its transport, storage and excretion as well as the biosynthesis and degradation of heme. In the genome of Rhodnius prolixus , the vector of Chagas disease, we identified 36 genes related to iron and heme metabolism We performed a comprehensive analysis of these genes, including identification of homologous genes described in other insect genomes...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456218/renal-anemia-syndromes-in-iraqi-hemodialysis-patients-according-to-iron-status
#3
Ala Ali, Riyadh M Salih
Anemia is common in patients on hemodialysis (HD). Adequate iron stores are essential for achieving the best hemoglobin level through maximum benefit from erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA). Decreased iron stores or decreased availability of iron are the most common reasons for resistance to the effect of these agents. Our objective was to categorize a group of Iraqi HD patients according to absolute or functional iron deficiency anemia (IDA); this study was conducted in the HD unit of the Baghdad Teaching Hospital from October 2012 to January 2013...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454149/study-of-manganese-binding-to-the-ferroxidase-centre-of-human-h-type-ferritin
#4
Matteo Ardini, Barry D Howes, Annarita Fiorillo, Elisabetta Falvo, Silvia Sottini, Donella Rovai, Marco Lantieri, Andrea Ilari, Dante Gatteschi, Gabriele Spina, Emilia Chiancone, Simonetta Stefanini, Maria Fittipaldi
Ferritins are ubiquitous and conserved proteins endowed with enzymatic ferroxidase activity, that oxidize Fe(II) ions at the dimetal ferroxidase centre to form a mineralized Fe(III) oxide core deposited within the apo-protein shell. Herein, the in vitro formation of a heterodimetal cofactor constituted by Fe and Mn ions has been investigated in human H ferritin (hHFt). Namely, Mn and Fe binding at the hHFt ferroxidase centre and its effects on Fe(II) oxidation have been investigated by UV-Vis ferroxidation kinetics, fluorimetric titrations, multifrequency EPR, and preliminary Mössbauer spectroscopy...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452533/serum-ca125-in-combination-with-ferritin-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-for-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#5
J Zhao, N Guo, L Zhang, L Wang
INTRODUCTION: CA125 has poor sensitivity and low specificity for detecting early ovarian cancer. Serum ferritin is elevated in many malignancies. We evaluated the performance of ferritin alone and in combination with CA125 as a diagnostic tool to detect epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: CA125 and ferritin were detected in the serum of 50 healthy control (HC), 50 women with benign gynaecological conditions and 124 women with EOC. The relationship between serum ferritin and CA125 and each of the clinicopathological parameters was assessed, and their diagnostic accuracy for discriminating ovarian cancer determined...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452250/hepcidin-protects-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idellus-against-flavobacterium-columnare-infection-via-regulating-iron-distribution-and-immune-gene-expression
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Xiaolei Wei, V Sarath Babu, Li Lin, Yazhen Hu, Yulei Zhang, Xiaoling Liu, Jianguo Su, Jun Li, Lijuan Zhao, Gailing Yuan
Columnaris disease (CD) caused by Flavobacterium columnare (F. columnare) is lack of knowledge on effective treatment measures. Bacterial pathogens require iron as an essential nutrient to infect the host. While hepcidin acts as a master regulator in iron metabolism, its contribution to host defense is emerging as complex and multifaceted. In vitro, recombinant Ctenopharyngodon idellus (C. idellus) hepcidin (CiHep) and synthetic CiHep both showed the ability to increase the expression of hepcidin and ferritin in C...
February 13, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451984/two-component-ferritin-nanoparticles-for-multimerization-of-diverse-trimeric-antigens
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Ivelin S Georgiev, Michael Gordon Joyce, Rita E Chen, Kwanyee Leung, Krisha McKee, Aliaksandr Druz, Joseph G Van Galen, Masaru Kanekiyo, Yaroslav Tsybovsky, Eun Sung Yang, Yongping Yang, Priyamvada Acharya, Marie Pancera, Paul V Thomas, Timothy Wanninger, Hadi Yassine, Ulrich Baxa, Nicole Doria-Rose, Cheng Cheng, Barney S Graham, John R Mascola, Peter D Kwong
Antigen multimerization on a nanoparticle can result in improved neutralizing antibody responses. A platform that has been successfully used for displaying antigens from a number of different viruses is ferritin, a self-assembling protein nanoparticle that allows the attachment of multiple copies (twenty-four monomers or eight trimers) of a single antigen. Here we design two-component ferritin variants that allow the attachment of two diverse antigens on a single particle in a defined ratio and geometric pattern...
February 16, 2018: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451472/hepcidin-and-proinflammatory-markers-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-case-control-study
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Kamal Kumar Goyal, Abhijeet Saha, Puneet Kaur Sahi, Manpreet Kaur, Nand Kishore Dubey, Parul Goyal, Ashish Dutt Upadhayay
BACKGROUND: Hepcidin is the main regulator of hepcidin-ferroportin axis and is elevated in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Anemia of CKD and its relation to hepcidin, interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in iron- and erythropoietin (EPO)-naïve, non-dialyzed children with CKD is under-studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study aimed to study the levels of hepcidin and other proinflammatory markers (IL-6, TNF-α, hs-CRP) and their relation with anemia in iron- and erythropoietin-naïve, non-dialysis CKD (stage 3 - 5) patients...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451227/statural-growth-and-prevalence-of-endocrinopathies-in-relation-to-liver-iron-content-lic-in-adult-patients-with-beta-thalassemia-major-btm-and-sickle-cell-disease-scd
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Mohamed A Yassin, Ashraf T Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Mohammad Aj Abdula, Lubna M Riaz, Firdous F Ghori, Anil Yousaf, Abdulqadir J Nashwan, Sandara Abusamaan, Abbas Moustafa, Samah Kohla, Dina S Soliman
Despite regular blood transfusion and iron chelation therapy, growth impairment and pubertal delay are commonly seen in children and adolescents with transfusion-dependent Beta thalassaemia major (BTM) and sickle cell disease (SCD). We evaluated growth parameters and endocrine disorders in relation to the liver iron concentration (LIC) assessed by the Ferriscan® method in a cohort of adults with SCD (n =40) and BTM (n = 52) receiving blood transfusions and iron chelation therapy since early childhood. Before transfusion, hemoglobin concentration had not been less than 9 g/dl in the past 12 years; subcutaneous daily desferrioxamine was administered for all of them since early childhood (2- 5 years of age)...
February 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451226/final-adult-height-and-endocrine-complications-in-young-adults-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-tm-who-received-oral-iron-chelation-oic-in-comparison-with-those-who-did-not-use-oic
#10
Ashraf T Soliman, Mohamed A Yassin, Vincenzo De Sanctis
BACKGROUND: Relatively little is known about endocrine function, bone mineral health, and growth during oral iron chelation therapy in β-thalassemia major patients (TM) on treatment with deferasirox. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To study the frequency of endocrine complications, IGF-1 levels and final adult standing height (FA-Ht) in patients with BTM in two groups of adult patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The first group (Group A; 15 patients, 6 females and 9 males) received oral iron chelation therapy (OIC) with deferasirox for 6 years before puberty; the second group (Group B;40 patients) attained the FA-Ht before the use of OIC (iron chelation therapy with deferoxamine (DFO) given subcutaneously, since the age of 2 years)...
February 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451069/arthritis-and-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome-among-adult-patients-hospitalized-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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E M Cohen, K D'Silva, D Kreps, M B Son, K H Costenbader
Background Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is an uncommon but serious complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We aimed to identify factors associated with MAS among adult hospitalized SLE patients. Methods Within the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Lupus Center Registry, we identified adult SLE patients > age 17 who had been hospitalized from 1970 to 2016, with either ferritin > 5000 ng/ml during admission or "macrophage activation syndrome" or "MAS" in discharge summary...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448841/the-association-of-serum-iron-binding-proteins-and-antioxidant-parameter-levels-in-prelated-macular-degeneration
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Emina Čolak, Lepša Žorić, Aleksandra Radosavljević, Svetlana Ignjatović
PURPOSE: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of the irreversible central visual loss among the elderly in the developed countries. Iron is considered a potent generator of the oxidative damage whose levels increase with age, potentially exacerbating the age-related diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the serum values of iron, and iron-binding proteins (transferrin, ferritin, and haptoglobin) in patients with AMD along with the parameters of the antioxidant defense: superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione reductase, and total antioxidant status (TAS), in order to analyze the possible impact of iron and iron-binding proteins to the development of oxidative stress in AMD patients, and the association of the selected parameters with the AMD...
February 15, 2018: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447493/vitamin-d-and-ferritin-correlation-with-chronic-neck-pain-using-standard-statistics-and-a-novel-artificial-neural-network-prediction-model
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Haytham Eloqayli, Ali Al-Yousef, Raid Jaradat
AIM: Despite the high prevalence of chronic neck pain, there is limited consensus about the primary etiology, risk factors, diagnostic criteria and therapeutic outcome. Here, we aimed to determine if Ferritin and Vitamin D are modifiable risk factors with chronic neck pain using slandered statistics and artificial intelligence neural network (ANN). METHODS: Fifty-four patients with chronic neck pain treated between February 2016 and August 2016 in King Abdullah University Hospital and 54 patients age matched controls undergoing outpatient or minor procedures were enrolled...
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446234/a-natural-antioxidant-tannic-acid-mitigates-iron-overload-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-swiss-albino-mice-through-ros-regulation
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Tapasree Basu, Sourav Panja, Anil Khushalrao Shendge, Abhishek Das, Nripendranath Mandal
Tannic acid (TA), a water soluble natural polyphenol with 8 gallic acids groups, is abundantly present in various medicinal plants. Previously TA has been investigated for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Being a large polyphenol, TA chelates more than 1 metal. Hence TA has been explored for potent antioxidant activities against reactive oxygen species (ROS), reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and as iron chelator in vitro thereby mitigating iron-overload induced hepatotoxicity in vivo. Iron dextran was injected intraperitoneally in Swiss albino mice to induce iron-overload triggered hepatotoxicity, followed by oral administration of TA for remediation...
February 15, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445110/promising-biomarkers-of-environmental-enteric-dysfunction-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-pakistani-children
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Najeeha Talat Iqbal, Kamran Sadiq, Sana Syed, Tauseefullah Akhund, Fayyaz Umrani, Sheraz Ahmed, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Najeeb Rahman, Shahida Qureshi, Wenjun Xin, Jennie Z Ma, Molly Hughes, Syed Asad Ali
Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED), a syndrome characterized by chronic gut inflammation, contributes towards stunting and poor response to enteric vaccines in children in developing countries. In this study, we evaluated major putative biomarkers of EED using growth faltering as its clinical proxy. Newborns (n = 380) were enrolled and followed till 18 months with monthly anthropometry. Biomarkers associated with gut and systemic inflammation were assessed at 6 and 9 months. Linear mixed effects model was used to determine the associations of these biomarkers with growth faltering between birth and 18 months...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442476/analysis-of-the-correlation-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-peripheral-ferritin-with-iron-levels-in-early-pregnancy
#16
Wenchen Guo, Hongyan Wang, Qi Liu, Yuchao Yuan, Yanyan Jing, Xiaoju Yang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationship of serum iron and ferritin concentrations in early pregnancy with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) complicated in pregnant metaphase through detecting the serum iron and ferritin concentrations in early pregnancy of normal pregnant women, so as to provide new ideas for the early detection and prevention of GDM. METHODS: Spontaneously pregnant women with single fetus receiving prenatal routine examination in our hospital from December 2014 to October 2016 were selected...
February 13, 2018: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440240/atypical-presentation-of-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#17
Ratna Basak, Xiaotong Wang, Caitlin Keane, Robert Woroniecki
A 17-year-old girl presented with fever, myalgia, vomiting for 1 month and oliguria and dyspnoea for 4 days. She was tachycardic,hypertensive, with pedal oedema and decreased breath sounds. She had high serum creatinine (3 mg/dL), anaemia, thrombocytopenia, leucocytosis and eosinophilia with schistocytes. Lactate dehydrogenase, transaminases were high , with low haptoglobin and high ferritin (5269 ng/mL). Complement C3/C4 and fibrinogen were normal. Urinalysis showed large blood and protein and stool studies were negative...
February 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436520/insulin-resistance-is-associated-with-interleukin-1%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-in-non-diabetic-hemodialysis-patients
#18
Xiao Bi, Honglan Ai, Qiaoming Wu, Qiang Fan, Feng Ding, Chun Hu, Wei Ding
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance (IR) and inflammation are associated with increased risk of complications in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. However, the relationship between IR and the important proinflammatory interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is unclear in CKD patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study including 79 non-diabetic patients who received hemodialysis after the exclusion process. Homeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR) and leptin adiponectin ratio (LAR) were used to evaluate IR...
February 13, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435183/expression-and-function-of-nuclear-receptor-coactivator-4-isoforms-in-transformed-endometriotic-and-malignant-ovarian-cells
#19
Stephanie Rockfield, Idhaliz Flores, Meera Nanjundan
Iron is proposed to contribute to the transition from endometriosis to specific subtypes of ovarian cancers (OVCAs). Regulation of intracellular iron occurs via a ferritinophagic process involving NCOA4 (Nuclear Receptor Coactivator 4), represented by two major isoforms (NCOA4α and NCOA4β), whose contribution to ovarian cancer biology remains uninvestigated. We thus generated transformed endometriotic cells (via HRAS V12A , c-MYC T58A , and p53 inactivation) whose migratory potential was increased in response to conditioned media from senescent endometriotic cells...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434729/a-composite-mouse-model-of-aplastic-anemia-complicated-with-iron-overload
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Dijiong Wu, Xiaowen Wen, Wenbin Liu, Linlong Xu, Baodong Ye, Yuhong Zhou
Iron overload is commonly encountered during the course of aplastic anemia (AA), but no composite animal model has been developed yet, which hinders drug research. In the present study, the optimal dosage and duration of intraperitoneal iron dextran injection for the development of an iron overload model in mice were explored. A composite model of AA was successfully established on the principle of immune-mediated bone marrow failure. Liver volume, peripheral hemogram, bone marrow pathology, serum iron, serum ferritin, pathological iron deposition in multiple organs (liver, bone marrow, spleen), liver hepcidin, and bone morphogenetic protein 6 (BMP6), SMAD family member 4 (SMAD4) and transferrin receptor 2 (TfR2) mRNA expression levels were compared among the normal control, AA, iron overload and composite model groups to validate the composite model, and explore the pathogenesis and features of iron overload in this model...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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