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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315470/the-nitric-oxide-synthase-2-pathway-is-targeted-by-both-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-treatments-in-the-immature-human-intestine
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Emanuela Ferretti, Eric Tremblay, Marie-Pier Thibault, David Grynspan, Karolina M Burghardt, Marcos Bettolli, Corentin Babakissa, Emile Levy, Jean-François Beaulieu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: NO synthase 2 (NOS2) was recently identified as one the most overexpressed genes in intestinal samples of premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NOS2 is widely implicated in the processes of epithelial cell injury/apoptosis and host immune defense but its specific role in inflammation of the immature human intestinal mucosa remains unclear. Interestingly, factors that prevent NEC such as epidermal growth factor (EGF) attenuate the inflammatory response in the mid-gestation human small intestine using serum-free organ culture while drugs that are associated with NEC occurrence such as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, indomethacin (INDO), exert multiple detrimental effects on the immature human intestine...
March 14, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315310/combined-l-citrulline-and-glutathione-administration-prevents-neuronal-cell-death-following-transient-brain-ischemia
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Kazuya Matsuo, Yasushi Yabuki, Kohji Fukunaga
We previously reported that oral L-citrulline (L-Cit) administration antagonizes neuronal cell death in hippocampus following transient brain ischemia and that oral glutathione (GSH) administration prevents neuronal death through antioxidant activity. Here, we tested potential synergy of combined L-Cit and GSH administration in protection against neuronal death following cerebral ischemia. One day after a 20-min bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO), mice were orally administered L-Cit or GSH alone (at 40 or 100 mg/kg p...
March 14, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299914/the-onset-site-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-joints-or-the-lung
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G Cafaro, A Alunno, V Valentini, M Comasia Leone, E Marcucci, E Bartoloni, R Gerli
The etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not yet fully elucidated and the site of inflammation onset is still a matter of debate. The presence of autoantibodies as well as clinical manifestations, such as interstitial lung disease, before the onset of arthritis seems to be in favour of the hypothesis that initial pathogenic events take place in tissues other than the joint. In this review article we summarize the most recent literature on extra-synovial autoimmunity triggers eventually leading to RA, with particular focus on the role of the lung...
December 31, 2016: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298630/proteomic-analysis-of-proteome-and-histone-post-translational-modifications-in-heat-shock-protein-90-inhibition-mediated-bladder-cancer-therapeutics
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Qingdi Quentin Li, Jian-Jiang Hao, Zheng Zhang, L Spencer Krane, Kai H Hammerich, Thomas Sanford, Jane B Trepel, Len Neckers, Piyush K Agarwal
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) inhibition is an attractive strategy for cancer treatment. Several HSP90 inhibitors have shown promising effects in clinical oncology trials. However, little is known about HSP90 inhibition-mediated bladder cancer therapy. Here, we report a quantitative proteomic study that evaluates alterations in protein expression and histone post-translational modifications (PTMs) in bladder carcinoma in response to HSP90 inhibition. We show that 5 HSP90 inhibitors (AUY922, ganetespib, SNX2112, AT13387, and CUDC305) potently inhibited the proliferation of bladder cancer 5637 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298536/pasteurization-procedures-for-donor-human-milk-affect-body-growth-intestinal-structure-and-resistance-against-bacterial-infections-in-preterm-pigs
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Yanqi Li, Duc Ninh Nguyen, Marita de Waard, Lars Christensen, Ping Zhou, Pingping Jiang, Jing Sun, Anders Miki Bojesen, Charlotte Lauridsen, Jens Lykkesfeldt, Trine Kastrup Dalsgaard, Stine Brandt Bering, Per Torp Sangild
Background: Holder pasteurization (HP) destroys multiple bioactive factors in donor human milk (DM), and UV-C irradiation (UVC) is potentially a gentler method for pasteurizing DM for preterm infants.Objective: We investigated whether UVC-treated DM improves gut maturation and resistance toward bacterial infections relative to HP-treated DM.Methods: Bacteria, selected bioactive components, and markers of antioxidant capacity were measured in unpasteurized donor milk (UP), HP-treated milk, and UVC-treated milk (all from the same DM pool)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296337/anti-carbamylated-protein-antibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-are-reactive-to-specific-epitopes-of-the-human-fibrinogen-%C3%AE-chain
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Jonathan D Jones, B JoNell Hamilton, William F C Rigby
OBJECTIVE: Anti-carbamylated protein antibodies (ACarPA) are associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk and severity and are primarily directed against fibrinogen. The lack of understanding of ACarPA reactivity has limited analysis of their immunopathogenic associations in RA. To address this shortcoming, we mapped ACarPA epitope reactivity in RA patient sera. METHODS: Immunoblotting identified a patient serum with specific reactivity to carbamylated human fibrinogen β-chain...
March 15, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291534/ptpn22-1123g-c-polymorphism-and-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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José Francisco Muñoz-Valle, Jorge Ramón Padilla-Gutiérrez, Jorge Hernández-Bello, Yeniley Ruiz-Noa, Yeminia Valle, Claudia Azucena Palafox-Sánchez, Isela Parra-Rojas, Sergio Ramón Gutiérrez-Ureña, Hector Rangel-Villalobos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 22 (PTPN22) gene encodes an important negative regulator of T-cell activation, lymphoid-specific phosphatase -Lyp- and has been associated with different autoimmune disorders. The PTPN22 -1123G>C polymorphism appears to affect the transcriptional control of this gene, but to date, the biological significance of this polymorphisms on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk remains unknown. We evaluate the association of PTPN22 -1123G>C polymorphism with anti-cyclic citrullinated protein antibodies (anti-CCP) and risk for RA in population from Western Mexico...
March 10, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282321/intestinal-transplantation-a-review
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Larry Loo, Georgio Vrakas, Srikanth Reddy, Philip Allan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review the existing literature on the current indications, surgical techniques, immunosuppressive therapy and outcomes following intestinal transplantation (ITx). RECENT FINDINGS: Over recent years, ITx has become a more common operation with approximately 2500 procedures carried out worldwide by 2014. It is reserved for patients with intestinal failure and who have developed complications of home parenteral nutrition or who have a high risk of dying from their underlying disease...
March 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281906/pad4-pathophysiology-current-therapeutics-and-future-perspective-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sindhu Koushik, Nivedita Joshi, Shruthi Nagaraju, Sameer Mahmood, Krishna Mudeenahally, Ramya Padmavathy, Sooriya Kumar Jegatheesan, Ramesh Mullangi, Sriram Rajagopal
Peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PAD4) is an enzyme that plays an important role in gene expression, turning out genetic code into functional products in the body. It is involved in a key post translational modification, which involves the conversion of arginine to citrulline. It regulates various processes such as apoptosis, innate immunity and pluripotency, while its dysregulation has a great impact on the genesis of various diseases. Over the last few years PAD4 has emerged as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281899/targeting-cps1-in-the-treatment-of-carbamoyl-phosphate-synthetase-1-cps1-deficiency-a-urea-cycle-disorder
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Carmen Diez-Fernandez, Johannes Häberle
Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 (CPS1) deficiency (CPS1D) is a rare autosomal recessive urea cycle disorder (UCD), which can lead to life-threatening hyperammonemia. Unless promptly treated, it can result in encephalopathy, coma and death, or intellectual disability in surviving patients. Over recent decades, therapies for CPS1D have barely improved leaving the management of these patients largely unchanged. Additionally, in many cases, current management (protein-restriction and supplementation with citrulline and/or arginine and ammonia scavengers) is insufficient for achieving metabolic stability, highlighting the importance of developing alternative therapeutic approaches...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277345/a-treat-to-target-strategy-preserves-work-capacity-in-a-rheumatoid-arthritis-inception-cohort-treated-with-combination-conventional-dmard-therapy
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Mihir D Wechalekar, Stephen Quinn, Susan Lester, Robert G Metcalf, Ella Shanahan, Jennifer G Walker, Malcolm D Smith, Catherine L Hill, E Michael Shanahan, Susanna M Proudman
OBJECTIVES: Quantification of work disability in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis receiving conventional DMARDs according to a treat-to-target strategy. METHODS: Patients received combination conventional DMARDs, escalated to achieve DAS28(ESR) remission and completed an annual work and arthritis questionnaire. Random effect mixed modeling was used to assess associations between average hours worked per week (HWPW), and baseline prognostic factors. HWPW were compared with matched population averages...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275265/beyond-citrullination-other-post-translational-protein-modifications-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Leendert A Trouw, Theo Rispens, Rene E M Toes
The presence of autoantibodies is one of the hallmarks of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the past few decades, rheumatoid factors (autoantibodies that recognize the Fc-tail of immunoglobulins) as well as anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) have been studied intensively. ACPAs recognize post-translationally modified proteins in which the amino acid arginine has been converted into a citrulline. More recently, other autoantibody systems recognizing post-translationally modified proteins have also gained attention, including autoantibodies recognizing fragmented immunoglobulin (anti-hinge antibodies), autoantibodies recognizing acetylated proteins and autoantibodies recognizing proteins that are modified by adducts formed under oxidative stress...
March 9, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275102/plasma-glutamine-is-a-minor-precursor-for-the-synthesis-of-citrulline-a-multispecies-study
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Juan C Marini, Umang Agarwal, Inka C Didelija, Mahshid Azamian, Barbara Stoll, Sandesh Cs Nagamani
Background: Glutamine is considered the main precursor for citrulline synthesis in many species, including humans. The transfer of (15)N from 2-[(15)N]-glutamine to citrulline has been used as evidence for this precursor-product relation. However, work in mice has shown that nitrogen and carbon tracers follow different moieties of glutamine and that glutamine contribution to the synthesis of citrulline is minor. It is unclear whether this small contribution of glutamine is also true in other species.Objective: The objective of the present work was to determine the contribution of glutamine to citrulline production by using nitrogen and carbon skeleton tracers in multiple species...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274276/treatment-with-l-citrulline-in-patients-with-post-polio-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-single-center-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Simone Schmidt, Vanya Gocheva, Thomas Zumbrunn, Daniela Rubino-Nacht, Ulrike Bonati, Dirk Fischer, Patricia Hafner
BACKGROUND: Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors years after recovery from an initial acute infection by the Poliomyelitis virus. Most often, patients who suffered from polio start to experience gradual new weakening in muscles, a gradual decrease in the size of muscles (muscle atrophy) and fatigue years after the acute illness. L-citrulline is known to change muscular metabolism synthesis by raising nitric oxide (NO) levels and increasing protein synthesis...
March 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272695/the-glucocorticoid-inhibits-neutrophils-formed-extracellular-traps-nets-and-suppresses-the-inflammation-caused-by-fallopian-tube-staphylococcal-infection
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S-X Luan, X-H Chen
OBJECTIVE: Fallopian tube can transport zygote into the uterine cavity, while inflammation may cause certain influences on the fallopian tube's function. Neutrophils formed extracellular traps (NET) can kill pathogenic microorganisms. This study intends to analyze the role of glucocorticoid in the regulation of NETs sterilization during the fallopian tube staphylococcal infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rat fallopian tube staphylococcal infection model was established...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272331/ornithine-aminotransferase-an-important-glutamate-metabolizing-enzyme-at-the-crossroads-of-multiple-metabolic-pathways
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REVIEW
Antonin Ginguay, Luc Cynober, Emmanuel Curis, Ioannis Nicolis
Ornithine δ-aminotransferase (OAT, E.C. 2.6.1.13) catalyzes the transfer of the δ-amino group from ornithine (Orn) to α-ketoglutarate (aKG), yielding glutamate-5-semialdehyde and glutamate (Glu), and vice versa. In mammals, OAT is a mitochondrial enzyme, mainly located in the liver, intestine, brain, and kidney. In general, OAT serves to form glutamate from ornithine, with the notable exception of the intestine, where citrulline (Cit) or arginine (Arg) are end products. Its main function is to control the production of signaling molecules and mediators, such as Glu itself, Cit, GABA, and aliphatic polyamines...
March 7, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264228/assessment-of-2012-eular-acr-new-classification-criteria-for-polymyalgia-rheumatica-in-japanese-patients-diagnosed-using-bird-s-criteria
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Kiyoshi Matsui, Momo Maruoka, Takahiro Yoshikawa, Naoaki Hashimoto, Mika Nogami, Masahiro Sekiguchi, Naoto Azuma, Masayasu Kitano, Shinichiro Tsunoda, Hajime Sano
AIM: The 2012 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)/American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) were published in 2012. The present study aimed to assess the 2012 EULAR/ACR classification criteria for PMR in Japanese patients diagnosed with PMR using Bird's criteria. METHODS: The study included 75 patients diagnosed using Bird's criteria. The patients were divided into fulfilled and not-fulfilled groups according to whether they met the 2012 EULAR/ACR classification criteria for PMR...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263922/citrulline-and-monocyte-derived-macrophage-reactivity-prior-to-conditioning-predict-acute-graft-verus-host-disease
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Thomas Hueso, Valérie Coiteux, Marie Joncquel Chevalier Curt, Julien Labreuche, Thierry Jouault, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, David Seguy
During conditioning, intestinal damage induces microbial translocation, which primes macrophage reactivity and leads to donor-derived T cell stimulation. Little is known about the role of intestinal health and macrophage reactivity prior to conditioning regarding the development of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGvHD) in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT). We assessed (i) citrulline, a surrogate marker of functional enterocyte mass and (ii) circulating monocyte-derived macrophage reactivity, before allo-HCT...
March 2, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263098/type-iii-interferons-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-correlation-between-interferon-lambda-1-interleukin-29-and-antimutated-citrullinated-vimentin-antibody-levels
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Diana Castillo-Martínez, Maribel Juarez, Mariana Patlán, Araceli Páez, Felipe Massó, Luis M Amezcua-Guerra
AIM: To assess serum type III or lambda (λ) interferons (IFN) levels and its clinical and laboratory associations in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A cross-sectional study including 43 patients with RA (86% females; age 45.3 ± 10.3 years) and 43 healthy individuals was performed. Clinical data including disease activity, acute-phase reactants, rheumatoid factor and anticyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies were collected. Serum IFNλ1, IFNλ2, IFNλ3, CXCL8 and anti-mutated citrullinated vimentin (anti-MCV) antibody levels were measured...
March 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261973/predictors-of-severe-radiographic-progression-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Young Bin Joo, So-Young Bang, Jeong Ah Ryu, Seunghun Lee, Hye-Soon Lee, Sang-Cheol Bae
AIM: To identify predictors of severe radiographic progression in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA). METHODS: A total of 374 patients with ERA were selected from a Korean prospective cohort. Based on their annual Sharp/Van der Heijde modified score changes (ΔSHS/year), patients were classified into severe and no progression groups. Predictors of severe progression were evaluated using a multivariable logistic regression. RESULTS: After a mean follow-up duration of 4...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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