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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904079/ascorbic-acid-promotes-a-tgf%C3%AE-1-induced-myofibroblast-phenotype-switch
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Bram Piersma, Olaf Y Wouters, Saskia de Rond, Miriam Boersema, Rutger A F Gjaltema, Ruud A Bank
l-Ascorbic acid (AA), generally known as vitamin C, is a crucial cofactor for a variety of enzymes, including prolyl-3-hydroxylase (P3H), prolyl-4-hydroxylase (P4H), and lysyl hydroxylase (LH)-mediated collagen maturation. Here, we investigated whether AA has additional functions in the regulation of the myofibroblast phenotype, besides its function in collagen biosynthesis. We found that AA positively influences TGFβ1-induced expression of COL1A1, ACTA2, and COL4A1 Moreover, we demonstrated that AA promotes αSMA stress fiber formation as well as the synthesis and deposition of collagens type I and IV Additionally, AA amplified the contractile phenotype of the myofibroblasts, as seen by increased contraction of a 3D collagen lattice...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845528/nutrient-intake-and-urinary-incontinence-in-korean-women-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-from-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-data
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Jun Ho Lee, Hyo Serk Lee
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between dietary nutrients and female urinary incontinence using nationally representative data from Korea. METHODS: We included 8090 women aged >20 years who had participated in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV. We carried out a propensity-matched study by identifying women with urinary incontinence. Women without urinary incontinence, matched for age, body mass index, menopause, delivery history, hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and amount of total food intake, were included as a control group at a 2:1 ratio (661 women with urinary incontinence; 1322 women without urinary incontinence)...
August 28, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745612/pemetrexed-induced-pseudocellulitis-a-rare-cutaneous-adverse-reaction-to-multi-targeted-antifolate-therapy
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U Wollina, G Hansel, E Zschuppe, G Tchernev
Pemetrexed is a multi-targeted folate antagonists approved for non-small cell lung cancer and other malignancies. Adverse cutaneous reactions have been reported in up to 1/3 of patients treated. A rare cutaneous adverse reaction is pseudocellulitis. We report about a 62-year-old male patient treated with a combination of cisplatin and pemetrexed for non-small cell lung cancer stage IV who developed about 4 months after initiation of treatment painful, non-febrile erythematous lesions on feet and lower legs...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726660/pemetrexed-induced-pseudocellulitis-a-rare-cutaneous-adverse-reaction-to-multi-targeted-antifolate-therapy
#4
U Hansel G Zschuppe E Tchernev G Wollina
Pemetrexed is a multi-targeted folate antagonists approved for non-small cell lung cancer and other malignancies. Adverse cutaneous reactions have been reported in up to 1/3 of patients treated. A rare cutaneous adverse reaction is pseudocellulitis. We report about a 62-year-old male patient treated with a combination of cisplatin and pemetrexed for non-small cell lung cancer stage IV who developed about 4 months after initiation of treatment painful, non-febrile erythematous lesions on feet and lower legs...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670529/a-prospective-study-on-role-of-supplemental-oral-calcium-and-vitamin-d-in-prevention-of-postthyroidectomy-hypocalcemia
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Krishnan Ravikumar, Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Sankaran Muthukumar, Thalavai Sundarram, Selladurai Periyasamy, R V Suresh
BACKGROUND: Postoperative transient hypocalcemia is sequelae of total thyroidectomy (TT), which is observed in up to 50% of patients. Routine oral calcium and Vitamin D supplementation have been proposed to prevent symptomatic hypocalcemia preventing morbidity and facilitating early discharge. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 208 patients with nontoxic benign thyroid disorders, undergoing TT, were serially randomized into four groups: Group A (no supplements were given), Group B (oral calcium - 2 g/day given), Group C (calcium and calcitriol - 1 mcg/day are given), and Group D (calcium, calcitriol, and cholecalciferol - 60,000 IU/day are given)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607807/immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-expression-in-cutaneous-melanoma-tissues-and-four-vdr-gene-polymorphisms
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Francesco La Marra, Giuseppe Stinco, Cinzia Buligan, Giovanni Chiriacò, Diego Serraino, Carla Di Loreto, Sabina Cauci
OBJECTIVE: : Vitamin D receptor (VDR) mediates vitamin D activity. We examined whether VDR expression in excised melanoma tissues is associated with VDR gene (VDR) polymorphisms. METHODS: : We evaluated VDR protein expression (by monoclonal antibody immunostaining), melanoma characteristics, and carriage of VDR-FokI-rs2228570 (C>T),VDR-BsmI-rs1544410 (G>A),VDR-ApaI-rs7975232 (T>G), andVDR-TaqI-rs731236 (T>C) polymorphisms (by restriction fragment length polymorphism)...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572888/association-between-the-eating-family-meal-and-the-prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-using-data-from-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2007-2012
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Shin-Ae Park, Woo-Chul Park, Yu-Jin Kwon, Jae-Yong Shim
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that family meals promote a well-balanced and healthier diet and weight status. Metabolic syndrome is related to eating behavior. This study investigated the association between eating family meals and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 4,529 subjects who participated in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV and V (2007-2012). A self-reported questionnaire was used to assess dietary status...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549591/single-allele-lmbrd1-knockout-results-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Linda Tzu-Ling Tseng, Chieh-Liang Lin, Kuei-Hsiang Pan, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Ming-Jai Su, Chia-Ti Tsai, Yi-Han Li, Pai-Chi Li, Fu-Tien Chiang, Shin C Chang, Ming-Fu Chang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: LMBD1 protein, a type IV-B plasma membrane protein possessing nine putative trans-membrane domains, was previously demonstrated at cellular level to play a critical part in the signaling cascade of insulin receptor through its involvement in regulating clathrin-mediated endocytosis. However, at physiological level, the significance of LMBD1 protein in cardiac development remains unclear. METHODS: To understand the role of Lmbrd1 gene involved in the cardiac function, heterozygous knockout mice were used as an animal model system...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543073/rapid-response-to-intravenous-vitamin%C3%A2-k-may-obviate-the-need-to-transfuse-prothrombin-complex-concentrates
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Tanmay Sahai, Maria F Tavares, Joseph D Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Patients on warfarin who present with bleeding or who require an urgent procedure are commonly treated with intravenous (IV) vitamin K, which is supplemented with repletion of the vitamin K factors using either plasma or a prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC). In some such cases, use of vitamin K alone could be adequate to achieve acceptable hemostasis. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: An algorithm emphasizing the use of vitamin K alone in patients presenting with non-life-threatening bleeding was encouraged, with repeat testing of the international normalized ratio (INR) within 5 hours...
August 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493385/effects-of-25-hydroxycholecalciferol-with-two-d3-vitamin-levels-on-production-and-immunity-parameters-in-broiler-chickens
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J R Vazquez, G V Gómez, C C López, A C Cortés, A C Díaz, S R T Fernández, E M Rosales, A G Avila
This study was performed in Ross 308 chickens aged 1-21 days and aimed to evaluate whether the addition of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25(OH)D3 ) to broiler chicken diets affects their growth performance and immunity. A completely random 2 × 2 factorial arrangement was used with two levels of vitamin D3 and the absence or presence of 25(OH)D3 , corresponding to four treatments based on sorghum + soya bean diets: (i) 200 IU of vitamin D3 /kg of feed (Diet 1) (NRC, ), (ii) Diet 1 + 69 μg of 25(OH)D3 /kg of feed (Diet 2), (iii) 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 /kg of feed (Diet 3) and (iv) Diet 3 + 69 μg of 25(OH)D3 /kg of feed (Diet 4)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456003/sodium-dependent-vitamin-c-transporter-2-deficiency-impairs-myelination-and-remyelination-after-injury-roles-of-collagen-and-demethylation
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Dominik Röhr, Hartmut Halfter, Jörg B Schulz, Peter Young, Burkhard Gess
Peripheral nerve myelination involves rapid production of tightly bound lipid layers requiring cholesterol biosynthesis and myelin protein expression, but also a collagen-containing extracellular matrix providing mechanical stability. In previous studies, we showed a function of ascorbic acid in peripheral nerve myelination and extracellular matrix formation in adult mice. Here, we sought the mechanism of action of ascorbic acid in peripheral nerve myelination using different paradigms of myelination in vivo and in vitro...
April 29, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448868/protective-effects-of-teucrium-polium-aqueous-extract-and-ascorbic-acid-on-hematological-and-some-biochemical-parameters-against-carbon-tetrachloride-ccl4-induced-toxicity-in-rats
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Fatma Rahmouni, Latifa Hamdaoui, Riadh Badraoui, Tarek Rebai
Herbal drugs play a crucial function to protect organisms from the toxic effect of some compounds. The present study was designed to evaluate the protective effects of Teucrium Polium (TP) aqueous extract and vitamin C (Vit C) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) which induced toxicity in rats. Male albino Wistar rats were divided into six groups: group I was used as controls, group II received CCl4 in olive oil (0.5ml/kg) by gavage, and group III received CCl4 in olive oil (0.5ml/kg) by gavage after three days of receiving TP (5g/l), orally, for seven days; Group IV received TP (5g/l) alone, orally, for seven days, Group V received CCl4 in olive oil (0...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421711/vitamin-d-status-of-white-pregnant-women-and-infants-at-birth-and-4%C3%A2-months-in-north-west-england-a-cohort-study
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A J B Emmerson, K Dockery, M Z Mughal, S A Roberts, C L Tower, J L Berry
The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant white-skinned women (WSW) and their infants has not been investigated at northern latitudes in a developed county. A 2-year observational cohort study was undertaken in the North West of England to determine 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels in WSW and their infants during pregnancy and 4 months postdelivery and to explore factors associated with these levels. Nutritional and lifestyle questionnaires were completed and 25OHD levels measured at 28 weeks and 4 months postdelivery...
April 18, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376103/correction-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-facilitated-suppression-of-ip-10-and-dpp-iv-levels-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-randomised-double-blinded-placebo-control-trial
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Piyawat Komolmit, Kriangsak Charoensuk, Kessarin Thanapirom, Sirinporn Suksawatamnuay, Panarat Thaimai, Chintana Chirathaworn, Yong Poovorawan
Vitamin D deficiency was common among patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and had negative influence on treatment outcome. Correction of vitamin D deficiency improved treatment response. Interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10) and enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP IV) involved in inflammatory responses in CHC. Their higher levels at pretreatment of CHC could predict poorer responses. Vitamin D suppressed expression of IP-10 from monocytes in vitro. In CHC patients, DPP IV involved in IP-10 regulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365118/effect-of-increasing-the-proportion-of-dietary-concentrate-on-gastrointestinal-tract-measurements-and-brush-border-enzyme-activity-in-holstein-steers
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P Górka, B L Schurmann, M E Walpole, A Błońska, S Li, J C Plaizier, Z M Kowalski, G B Penner
The aim of this study was to determine the time course for adaptation of the reticulo-rumen, omasum, abomasum, and small intestine in response to an abrupt increase in the proportion of grain in the diet. Adaptive responses include tissue and digesta mass, small intestinal length, and brush border enzyme activity in the duodenum, proximal jejunum, and ileum. Twenty-five Holstein steers (213 ± 23 kg; 5 to 7 mo of age) were blocked by body weight, and within block were randomly assigned to 1 of 5 treatments: the control diet (CTRL; 92% chopped grass hay and 8% mineral and vitamin supplement on a dry matter basis) or a moderate grain diet (MGD; 50% chopped grass hay, 42% rolled barley grain, and 8% mineral and vitamin supplement) that was fed for 3 (MGD3), 7 (MGD7), 14 (MGD14), or 21 d (MGD21)...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299378/factors-associated-with-acute-phase-response-of-bisphosphonate-na%C3%A3-ve-or-pretreated-women-with-osteoporosis-receiving-an-intravenous-first-dose-of-zoledronate-or-ibandronate
#16
A W Popp, R Senn, I Curkovic, C Senn, H Buffat, P F Popp, K Lippuner
A first intravenous dose of bisphosphonates may be associated with an acute-phase response (APR). In bisphosphonate-naïve women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, the characteristics and frequency of APR may differ by compound. Prior bisphosphonate exposure was predictive of APR risk and severity. INTRODUCTION: Intravenous (IV) administration of bisphosphonates (BP), such as zoledronate (ZOL) and ibandronate (IBN), may be associated with an APR. The characteristics of APR may differ by compound...
June 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252553/interactions-from-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-patients-with-melanoma
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Carmen Loquai, Irene Schmidtmann, Marlene Garzarolli, Martin Kaatz, Katharina C Kähler, Peter Kurschat, Frank Meiss, Oliver Micke, Ralph Muecke, Karsten Muenstedt, Dorothee Nashan, Annette Stein, Christoph Stoll, Dagmar Dechent, Jutta Huebner
Biological-based (BbCAM) methods from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may interact with cancer treatments, reduce efficacy, or enhance adverse effects. Although CAM usage has been evaluated well in other cancer entities, data on melanoma patients are still missing. The aim of this study was to determine CAM usage of melanoma patients using a standardized questionnaire to identify potential interactions with established and new systemic melanoma therapies. This multicenter study was carried out in seven German skin cancer centers...
June 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174253/vitamin-d-induces-myogenic-differentiation-in-skeletal-muscle-derived-stem-cells
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Melissa Braga, Zena Simmons, Keith C Norris, Monica G Ferrini, Jorge N Artaza
Skeletal muscle wasting is a serious disorder associated with health conditions such as aging, chronic kidney disease and AIDS. Vitamin D is most widely recognized for its regulation of calcium and phosphate homeostasis in relation to bone development and maintenance. Recently, vitamin D supplementation has been shown to improve muscle performance and reduce the risk of falls in vitamin D deficient older adults. However, little is known of the underlying molecular mechanism(s) or the role it plays in myogenic differentiation...
April 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150073/first-in-human-phase-i-study-of-sor-c13-a-trpv6-calcium-channel-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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S Fu, H Hirte, S Welch, T T Ilenchuk, T Lutes, C Rice, N Fields, A Nemet, D Dugourd, S Piha-Paul, V Subbiah, L Liu, J Gong, D Hong, J M Stewart
Introduction This was an open-label, dose escalation (3 + 3 design), Phase I study of SOR-C13 in patients with advanced tumors of epithelial origin. Primary objectives were to assess safety/tolerability and pharmacokinetics. Secondary goals were to assess pharmacodynamics and efficacy of SOR-C13. Methods SOR-C13 was administered IV QD on days 1-3 and 8-10 of a 21-day cycle. Doses were 2.75 and 5.5 mg/kg (20-min infusion) and 1.375, 2.75, 4.13 and 6.2 mg/kg (90-min infusion). Toxicity was assessed by National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4...
June 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143737/near-complete-correction-of-profound-metabolomic-impairments-corresponding-to-functional-benefit-in-mps-iiib-mice-after-iv-raav9-hnaglu-gene-delivery
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Haiyan Fu, Aaron S Meadows, Tierra Ware, Robert P Mohney, Douglas M McCarty
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) IIIB is a lysosomal storage disease with complex CNS and somatic pathology due to a deficiency in α-N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAGLU). Using global metabolic profiling by mass spectrometry targeting 361 metabolites, this study detected significant decreases in 225 and increases in six metabolites in serum samples from 7-month-old MPS IIIB mice, compared to wild-type (WT) mice. The metabolic disturbances involve virtually all major pathways of amino acid, peptide (58/102), carbohydrate (18/28), lipid (111/139), nucleotide (12/24), energy (2/9), vitamin and cofactor (11/16), and xenobiotic (11/28) metabolism...
March 1, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
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