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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646276/rhizopus-arrhizus-invasive-infection-due-to-self-inflicted-scratch-injuries-in-a-diabetic-patient-with-non-ketotic-acidosis
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Luis Buzón Martín, Miguel Ángel Morán Rodríguez, Nicole Mercier, Maria Ortega Lafont, Eva Ojeda Fernández, Ana Ruiz de la Parte, Miguel Estefanía
Mucormycosis is a rare infection caused by members included in the subphylum Mucoromycotina. Characterized by the histopathological hallmark of angioinvasion, these infections affect most often patients with certain underlying conditions carrying immunosuppression (haematological neoplasias, diabetic ketoacidosis and other forms of acidosis, and iron overload) or immunocompetent patients with traumatic mucocutaneous barriers breakdown and direct inoculation of the mould. A case is presented in which a rare underlying condition (non-ketotic acidosis) and a rare cause of cutaneous injuries collide...
June 23, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644630/expanding-the-therapeutic-potential-of-the-iron-chelator-deferasirox-in-the-development-of-aqueous-stable-ti-iv-anticancer-complexes
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Sergio A Loza-Rosas, Alexandra M Vázquez-Salgado, Kennett I Rivero, Lenny J Negrón, Yamixa Delgado, Josué A Benjamín-Rivera, Angel L Vázquez-Maldonado, Timothy B Parks, Charlene Munet-Colón, Arthur D Tinoco
The recent X-ray structure of titanium(IV)-bound human serum transferrin (STf) exhibiting citrate as a synergistic anion reveals a difference in Ti(IV) coordination versus iron(III), the metal endogenously delivered by the protein to cells. This finding enriches our bioinspired drug design strategy for Ti(IV)-based anticancer therapeutics, which applies a family of Fe(III) chelators termed chemical transferrin mimetic (cTfm) ligands to inhibit Fe bioavailability in cancer cells. Deferasirox, a drug used for iron overload disease, is a cTfm ligand that models STf coordination to Fe(III), favoring Fe(III) binding versus Ti(IV)...
June 23, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643569/iron-overload-directly-affecting-the-ovaries-in-a-patient-with-diamond-blackfan-anaemia-a-case-report
#3
Mariano Mascarenhas, Victoria Rawnsley, Adam Balen
Iron is a 'one-way' element and the primary point of regulation of body iron stores is at the level of intestinal iron absorption. Repeated blood transfusions for congenital anaemias bypass this regulatory checkpoint and inevitably lead to iron overload in the long-term. Iron overload causes multi-organ dysfunction of the heart, liver, pancreas and joints. It also causes reproductive toxicity primarily through its damaging effect on the anterior pituitary leading to hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. Another less understood mechanism of reproductive toxicity is direct gonadal damage of excess free iron...
June 23, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641663/-expression-changes-of-hepcidin-and-ferroportin-1-in-murine-model-of-iron-overload
#4
Jing-Wen Wang, Lu-Hong Xu, Xi Yao, Jian-Pei Fang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes of hepcidin and ferropotin 1 expression in murine model of iron overload. METHODS: The murine model of iron overload was established, C57BL/6 mice were injected with iron dextran intraperitoneally (10 mg) every 3 days for 4 weeks. Blood routine, serum ferritin and pathological sections were tested at the appointed time-point respectively (before iron injection, 2 weeks and 4 weeks after treatment of iron injection). The serum hepcidin was assayed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent method...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641612/-expression-and-significance-of-hif-1%C3%AE-in-erythropoiesis-of-secondary-iron-overload-disease-after-irradiation-damage
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Yi Xing, Ming-Feng Zhao, Xiao-Li Cao, Xin Jin, Jie Chen, Ping Xu, Song-Nan Sui, Yan-Yu Jiang, Xiao-Yuan He
OBJECTIVE: To study the expression of hypoxia inducible factor 1α(HIF-1α) of iron-overloaded in irradiated mice and its effect on erythropoiesis. METHODS: Twenty mice were randomly divided into 4 groups: Ctrl (control group), IR (irradiation group), IO (irradiation + iron overload group), and RAPA (rapamycin treatment group). The iron overload model was verified. The CFU-E (colony forming unit-erythroid) and BFU-E(burst colony forming unit-erythroid) were cultured; flow cytometry was used to detect the ratios of early stage (Ter119(+)CD71(-)) to late stage (Ter119(+)CD71(+)) of primitive erythroblasts; RT-PCR was used to detect the mRNA expression of HIF-1α and its related signal molecules in bone marrow cells...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631037/inclusion-bodies-of-aggregated-hemosiderins-in-liver-macrophages
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Hisao Hayashi, Yasuaki Tatsumi, Shinya Wakusawa, Ryota Shigemasa, Ryoji Koide, Ken-Ichi Tsuchida, Natsuko Morotomi, Tetsuji Yamashita, Kotaro Kumagai, Yukiya Ono, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Masatoshi Ishigami, Hidemi Goto, Ayako Kato, Koichi Kato
Hemosiderin formation is a structural indication of iron overload. We investigated further adaptations of the liver to excess iron. Five patients with livers showing iron-rich inclusions larger than 2 µm were selected from our database. The clinical features of patients and structures of the inclusions were compared with those of 2 controls with mild iron overload. All patients had severe iron overload with more than 5000 ng/mL of serum ferritin. Etiologies were variable, from hemochromatosis to iatrogenic iron overload...
June 19, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624002/pathophysiology-of-venous-ulceration
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REVIEW
Joel M Crawford, Brajesh K Lal, Walter N Durán, Peter J Pappas
Our understanding of the pathophysiologic process of venous ulceration has dramatically increased during the past two decades because of dedicated, venous-specific basic science research. Currently, the mechanisms regulating venous ulceration are a combination of macroscopic and microscopic pathologic processes. Macroscopic alterations refer to pathologic processes related to varicose vein formation, vein wall architecture, and cellular abnormalities that impair venous function. These processes are primarily caused by genetic factors that lead to the destruction of normal vein wall architecture and venous hypertension...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620614/postmenopausal-iron-overload-exacerbated-bone-loss-by-promoting-the-degradation-of-type-i-collagen
#8
Qian Cheng, Xiaofei Zhang, Jun Jiang, Guoyang Zhao, Yin Wang, Youjia Xu, Ximing Xu, Haile Ma
117 postmenopausal women were divided into Normal, Bone loss (BL), and Osteoporosis group. Compared with Normal group (120.96 ± 43.18 μg/L), the serum ferritin (Fer) in BL (223.37 ± 130.27 μg/L) and Osteoporosis group (307.50 ± 161.48 μg/L) was significantly increased (p < 0.05). Fer level was negatively correlated with BMD (p < 0.01). TRACP levels in Osteoporosis group (4.37 ± 1.69 U/L) were significantly higher than Normal group (4.10 ± 1.60 U/L, p < 0.05). ALP levels in Osteoporosis group (112...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619730/consumption-of-a-high-iron-diet-disrupts-homeostatic-regulation-of-intestinal-copper-absorption-in-adolescent-mice
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Jung-Heun Ha, Caglar Doguer, James F Collins
High-iron feeding of rodents has been commonly used to model human iron-overload disorders. We recently noted that high-iron consumption impaired growth and caused severe systemic copper deficiency in growing rats, but the mechanism by which this occurred could not be determined due to technical limitations. In the current investigation, we thus utilized mice; first to determine if the same phenomenon occurred in another mammalian species, and secondly since we could assess in vivo copper absorption in mice...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617164/liver-transplantation-using-graft-from-a-donor-with-aplastic-anemia
#10
Soheila Milani, Mohsen Aliakbarian, Ebrahim Khaleghi
Liver transplantation (LT) is a life-saving procedure in patients with end-stage liver disease. The number of patients in the waiting list for LT has steadily increased over time, so removing liver from deceased donors with unusual disorders could possibly be used for transplantation. We describe a case of LT from a donor with "aplastic anemia" to a patient with liver failure due to hepatitis C. Aplastic anemia is a syndrome of bone marrow failure. Aplastic anemia is one of the most common conditions linked to transfusion dependence, and long-term repeated transfusion inevitably results in iron overload...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614198/the-almost-normal-liver-biopsy-presentation-clinical-associations-and-outcome
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Thomas W Czeczok, John S Van Arnam, Laura D Wood, Michael S Torbenson, Taofic Mounajjed
Liver biopsies obtained for abnormal liver enzymes or unexplained ascites occasionally appear histologically almost normal. The differential diagnosis for these cases is challenging because literature addressing this topic is lacking. We aimed to establish a differential diagnosis and determine clinical associations and outcomes for almost-normal liver biopsies. Ninety-seven histologically almost-normal liver biopsies were collected from 2 institutions. All cases lacked significant inflammation, fatty change, biliary tract disease, vascular disease, nodular regenerative hyperplasia, iron overload, inherited metabolic or storage disorder, viral hepatitis, or fibrosis...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608291/iron-induced-generation-of-mitochondrial-ros-depends-on-ampk-activity
#12
Hui Huang, Jun Chen, Huiru Lu, Mengxue Zhou, Zhifang Chai, Yi Hu
Deregulated iron homeostasis is generally believed to be implicated in neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, it is not fully understood how iron overload can elicit neuronal cell damage. Here we examined mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in human dopaminergic neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells upon iron exposure. A relatively high concentration of iron could significantly increase mitochondrial ROS levels in SH-SY5Y cells. Pharmacological activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) almost completely inhibited the effect of iron on mitochondrial ROS...
June 12, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601871/perinatal-factors-affecting-serum-hepcidin-levels-in-low-birth-weight-infants
#13
Kenji Ichinomiya, Kenichi Maruyama, Takahiro Inoue, Aya Koizumi, Fumitaka Inoue, Kazuyo Fukuda, Yu Yamazaki, Hirokazu Arakawa
BACKGROUND: Hepcidin, an iron-regulatory hormone, plays a key role in preventing iron overload. Few studies have investigated the regulation of hepcidin in low-birth-weight (LBW) infants who are vulnerable to iron imbalance. OBJECTIVES: To identify perinatal factors associated with serum hepcidin levels in LBW infants. METHODS: Ninety-two LBW infants with a median gestational age (GA) of 32.6 weeks and birth weight of 1,587 g were prospectively enrolled...
June 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600663/serum-hepcidin-as-a-diagnostic-marker-of-severe-iron-overload-in-beta-thalassemia-major
#14
Ahmed Maher Kaddah, Amina Abdel-Salam, Marwa Salah Farhan, Reham Ragab
OBJECTIVES: To investigate potential usefulness of serum hepcidin in the diagnosis of iron overload in children with β-thalassemia. METHODS: A study was conducted on 30 thalassemia major (TM), 30 thalassemia intermedia (TI) and 60 healthy children as controls. Serum hepcidin was measured by Human Hepcidin, ELISA Kit. RESULTS: β-thalassemia patients had a higher serum hepcidin compared to the controls (p < 0.001). TM group had higher hepcidin and ferritin compared to the TI group (p = 0...
June 10, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596656/assessment-of-heart-and-liver-iron-overload-in-thalassemia-major-patients-using-t2-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#15
Hamid Farhangi, Zahra Badiei, Hasan Mottaghi Moghaddam, Mohammad Reza Keramati
Accumulation of excess iron in heart can lead to cardiac dysfunction, which is the most common cause of death in thalassemia major patients. Biopsy is an invasive procedure and therefore not an ideal option to assess iron load. However, standard/usual non-invasive methods, such as ferritin measurement, have some limitations and the results show poor correlations with iron load. Magnetic Response Imaging (MRI-T2*), as a non-invasive and reliable method for iron load assessment in organs such as liver and heart, can be suggested as a favorable alternative...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593739/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-to-determine-the-impact-of-iron-depletion-in-dysmetabolic-iron-overload-syndrome-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#16
Arvind R Murali, Ashutosh Gupta, Kyle Brown
AIMS: Iron reduction has been proposed as treatment for dysmetabolic iron overload syndrome (DIOS) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but results of published trials are conflicting. We aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the impact of phlebotomy in DIOS and NAFLD. METHODS: We searched multiple databases systematically for studies evaluating impact of phlebotomy in DIOS and NAFLD. We calculated weighted summary estimates using inverse variance method...
June 7, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592152/the-relationship-between-myocardial-and-hepatic-t2-and-t2-at-1-5t-and-3t-mri-in-normal-and-iron-overloaded-patients
#17
Supika Kritsaneepaiboon, Natee Ina, Thirachit Chotsampancharoen, Supaporn Roymanee, Sirichai Cheewatanakornkul
Background Cardiac and liver iron assessment using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is non-invasive and used as a preclinical "endpoint" in asymptomatic patients and for serial iron measurements in iron-overloaded patients. Purpose To compare iron measurements between hepatic and myocardial T2* and T2 at 1.5T and 3T MRI in normal and iron-overloaded patients. Material and Methods The T2 and T2* values from the regions of interest (ROIs) at mid-left ventricle and mid-hepatic slices were evaluated by 1.5T and 3T MRI scans for healthy and iron-overloaded patients...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592008/-analysis-of-the-influence-of-iron-overload-in-glucose-metabolism-in-thalassemia-major-patients
#18
L Y Liang, W Q Lao, Z Meng, L N Zhang, L L Hou, H Ou, Z L Liu, Z W He, X Y Luo, J P Fang
Objective: This study aimed at determining the characteristics of the glucose homeostasis and its relationship with iron overload of the patients with β-thalassemia major (β-TM). Method: From Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital between January 2014 and December 2015, a total of 57 transfusion-dependent β-TM patients with 5-18 years old were enrolled in this study and fasting blood glucose(FBG) and insulin level, serum ferritin (SF), serum iron, transferrin, total iron binding capacity, unsaturated iron binding capacity were determined...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589785/revisiting-beta-thalassemia-intermedia-past-present-and-future-prospects
#19
Naouel Ben Salah, Rayan Bou-Fakhredin, Fethi Mellouli, Ali T Taher
BACKGROUND: The spectrum of thalassemias is wide ranging from thalassemia minor, which consists of mild hypochromic microcytic anemia without obvious clinical manifestations, to thalassemia major (TM), which is characterized by severe anemia since the first years of life and is transfusion dependent. Thalassemia intermedia (TI) describes those patients with mild or moderate anemia. OBJECTIVE: To describe the genetic features and major clinical complications of TI, and the therapeutic approaches available in the management of this disease...
June 7, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588503/hepcidin-protects-neuron-from-hemin-mediated-injury-by-reducing-iron
#20
Yu-Fu Zhou, Chao Zhang, Guang Yang, Zhong-Ming Qian, Meng-Wan Zhang, Juan Ma, Fa-Li Zhang, Ya Ke
Hemin plays a key role in mediating secondary neuronal injury after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and the cell toxicity of hemin is thought to be due to iron that is liberated when hemin is degraded. In a recent study, we demonstrated the iron regulatory hormone hepcidin reduces brain iron in iron-overloaded rats. Therefore, we hypothesized that hepcidin might be able to reduce iron and then protect neurons from hemin or iron-mediated neurotoxicity in hemin-treated neuronal cells. Here, we tested the hypothesis and demonstrated that ad-hepcidin and hepcidin peptide both have the ability to suppress the hemin-induced increase in LDH release and apoptotic cell numbers, to reduce cell iron and ferritin contents, and to inhibit expression of transferrin receptor 1, divalent metal transporter 1, and ferroportin 1 in hemin-treated neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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