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Sarinnapha M Vasunilashorn, Long H Ngo, Noel Y Chan, Wenxiao Zhou, Simon T Dillon, Hasan H Otu, Sharon K Inouye, Iris Wyrobnik, George A Kuchel, Janet E McElhaney, Zhongcong Xie, David C Alsop, Richard N Jones, Towia A Libermann, Edward R Marcantonio
Background: Delirium is common, morbid, and costly, yet its biology is poorly understood. We aimed to develop a multi-protein signature of delirium by identifying proteins associated with delirium from unbiased proteomics and combining them with delirium biomarkers identified in our prior work (interleukin [IL]-6 and IL-2). Methods: We used the Successful Aging after Elective Surgery (SAGES) Study of adults age ≥70 undergoing major non-cardiac surgery (N=560; 24% delirium)...
February 24, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Jiayong Liu, Haibo Han, Zhengfu Fan, Marc El Beaino, Zhiwei Fang, Shu Li, Jiafu Ji
BACKGROUND: One of the major challenges in soft tissue sarcomas is to identify factors that predict metastasis. AZGP1 is a potential biomarker of cancer progression, but its value in soft tissue sarcomas remains unknown. The aim of this study is to determine the expression level of AZGP1 in soft tissue sarcomas, and to analyze its influence on tumor progression. METHODS: AZGP1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) and RT-PCR were performed in 86 patients with soft tissue sarcomas...
January 22, 2018: BMC Cancer
Yan Cao, Ying Sun, Siwei Zou, Bingchao Duan, Mengying Sun, Xiaojuan Xu
Inflammation in visceral adipose tissues (VATs) contributes to the pathology of diabetes. This study focused on the inflammatory regulation in VATs by a yeast β-1,3-glucan (BYG) orally administered to ob/ob mice. BYG decreased pro-inflammatory modulators of TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1β, CCL2, and SAA3, and increased anti-inflammatory factors of Azgp1 (2.53±0.02 fold change) at protein and/or mRNA levels (p<0.05). Remarkably, BYG decreased the degree of adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) infiltration to 82.5±8...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Y Faulconnier, L Bernard, C Boby, J Domagalski, Y Chilliard, C Leroux
Nutrition is a major factor that regulates ruminant milk components, particularly its fatty acid (FA) composition, which is an important determinant of milk nutritional quality. In the mammary gland, milk component biosynthesis involves a large number of genes under nutritional regulation that are not well understood. Thus, the objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of extruded linseeds (EL) alone or in combination with fish oil (ELFO) on goat mammary gene expression. In total, 14 goats were fed one of the following three diets: a natural grassland hay basal diet (CTRL) alone, CTRL supplemented with 530 g/day of EL, or 340 g/day of EL plus 39 g/day of fish oil (ELFO)...
November 10, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
Ying Liu, Teng Wang, Xi Liu, Xin Wei, Tao Xu, Maojia Yin, Xueying Ding, Lijuan Mo, Lifen Chen
Zinc-α2-glycoprotein (ZAG) is a 42-kDa protein encoded by the AZGP1 gene that is known as a lipid mobilizing factor and is highly homologous to major histocompatibility complex class I family molecules. Recently, transcriptomic research has shown that AZGP1 expression is reduced in the brain tissue of epilepsy patients. However, the cellular distribution and biological role of ZAG in the brain and epilepsy are unclear. Patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and brain trauma were included in this study, and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-kindled rats were also used...
May 31, 2017: Neuroscience
Peter Sidaway
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July 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
A Y Zhang, J S Grogan, K L Mahon, K Rasiah, P Sved, D R Eisinger, J Boulas, A Vasilaris, S M Henshall, P D Stricker, J G Kench, L G Horvath
Background: Prostate cancers (PCs) with similar characteristics at the time of diagnosis can have very different disease outcomes. Conventional biomarkers of PC still lack precision in identifying individuals at high risk of PC recurrence. While many candidate biomarkers are proposed in the literature, few are in clinical practice as they lack rigorous validation. This study prospectively enrolled an independent phase III cohort to evaluate the clinical utility of zinc-alpha 2-glycoprotein (AZGP1) as a prognostic biomarker in localized PC...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Cecilie Aass, Ingrid Norheim, Erik Fink Eriksen, Ellen Charlotte Børnick, Per Medbøe Thorsby, Milaim Pepaj
BACKGROUND: Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is an autoimmune inflammatory ocular complication and one of the most frequent manifestations of Graves' disease (GD). Clinical judgment of GO is subjective sometimes leading to clinical and therapeutic challenges. Better tools to diagnose this severe complication are warranted. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The aim of the present study was to evaluate tear levels of LYZ, LACRT and AZGP1 in GD patients with or without GO, as possible biomarkers for GO...
2017: PloS One
Hyun Sik Na, Jeong-Eun Kwon, Seung Hoon Lee, JooYeon Jhun, Sung-Min Kim, Se-Young Kim, Eun-Kyung Kim, KyungAh Jung, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the joints. High-fat diet (HFD) is a risk factor for RA and is related to inflammation but responds minimally to medication. Given the association between HFD and inflammation, it is important to understand the function of inflammation-related T cells in RA with HFD. Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), a model of RA, was induced in HFD mice by injection of collagen II, and metabolic markers and T cells were analyzed. The metabolic index and IgG assay results were higher in HFD-CIA mice than in nonfat diet-CIA mice...
May 2017: American Journal of Pathology
Julie V Philley, Anbarasu Kannan, David E Griffith, Megan S Devine, Jeana L Benwill, Richard J Wallace, Barbara A Brown-Elliott, Foram Thakkar, Varsha Taskar, James G Fox, Ammar Alqaid, Hernaina Bains, Sudeep Gupta, Santanu Dasgupta
Bronchiectasis Nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTMnb) infection is an emerging health problem in breast cancer (BCa) patients. We measured sera exosome proteome in BCa-NTMnb subjects and controls by Mass Spectroscopy. Extracellular matrix protein 1 (ECM1) was detected exclusively in the circulating exosomes of 82% of the BCa-NTMnb cases. Co-culture of ECM1+ exosomes with normal human mammary epithelial cells induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition accompanied by increased Vimentin/CDH1 expression ratio and Glutamate production...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
Rumana Ahmad, Carrie D Nicora, Anil K Shukla, Richard D Smith, Wei-Jun Qian, Alvin Y Liu
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (CP) cells differ from their normal counterpart in gene expression. Genes encoding secreted or extracellular proteins with increased expression in CP may serve as potential biomarkers. For their detection and quantification, assays based on monoclonal antibodies are best suited for development in the clinical setting. One approach to obtain antibodies is to use recombinant proteins as immunogen. However, the synthesis of recombinant protein for each identified candidate is time-consuming and expensive...
December 2016: Chinese Clinical Oncology
Hong Tang, Yufeng Wu, Yanru Qin, Haiying Wang, Lili Wang, Xinyuan Guan, Suxia Luo, Qiming Wang
BACKGROUND: As a key regulator in lipid mobilization, AZGP1 has been reported to play a significant role in various cancers. This study was carried out to investigate the role of AZGP1 in the development of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients in Northern China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through the application of quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemical staining, AZGP1 expression in ESCC tissues from Northern China was examined...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
Hua Tian, Chao Ge, Fangyu Zhao, Miaoxin Zhu, Lin Zhang, Qi Huo, Hong Li, Taoyang Chen, Haiyang Xie, Ying Cui, Ming Yao, Jinjun Li
Increasing evidence has shown that zinc-alpha2-glycoprotein (AZGP1) is associated with the progression and prognosis of several tumor types. However, little is known regarding the underlying molecular mechanisms of AZGP1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we report that transcription factor Ikaros bound to the AZGP1 promoter and increased its expression in HCC cells. The downregulation of AZGP1 was associated with histone deacetylation in HCC. In addition, the positive feedback regulation via acetylation of histone H4-mediated transactivation of the Ikaros promoter and the Ikaros-mediated transactivation of the acetylation of histone H4 were crucial for regulating AZGP1 expression in HCC cells...
February 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
Liming Shen, Liping Liao, Cheng Chen, Yi Guo, Dalin Song, Yong Wang, Youjiao Chen, Kaoyuan Zhang, Ming Ying, Shuiming Li, Qiong Liu, Jiazuan Ni
Alzheimer' disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting up to 6% of the population over the age of 65. In order to discover differentially expressed proteins that might serve as potential biomarkers, the serums from AD patients and healthy controls were compared and analyzed using the proteomics approach of isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ). For the first time, AD biomarkers in serums are investigated in the Han Chinese population using iTRAQ labeled proteomics strategy...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Xi Liu, Shu Ou, Tao Xu, Shiyong Liu, Jinxian Yuan, Hao Huang, Lu Qin, Hui Yang, Lifen Chen, Xinjie Tan, Yangmei Chen
Epigenetics underlying refractory epilepsy is poorly understood, especially in patients without distinctive genetic alterations. DNA methylation may affect gene expression in epilepsy without affecting DNA sequences. Herein, we analyzed genome-wide DNA methylation and gene expression in brain tissues of 10 patients with refractory epilepsy using methylated DNA immunoprecipitation linked with sequencing and mRNA Sequencing. Diverse distribution of differentially methylated genes was found in X chromosome, while differentially methylated genes appeared rarely in Y chromosome...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
Olivia Jerczynski, Nicolas Lacroix-Pépin, Eric Boilard, Ezequiel Calvo, Agathe Bernet, Michel A Fortier, Ida Björkgren, Petra Sipilä, Clémence Belleannée
Dicer1 is an endoribonuclease involved in the biogenesis of functional molecules such as microRNAs (miRNAs) and endogenous small interfering RNAs (endo-siRNAs). These small non-coding RNAs are important regulators of post-transcriptional gene expression and participate in the control of male fertility. With the knowledge that 1) Dicer1-dependent factors are required for proper sperm maturation in the epididymis, and that 2) miRNAs are potent mediators of intercellular communication in most biological systems, we investigated the role of Dicer1-dependent factors produced by the proximal epididymis (initial segment/caput)- including miRNAs- on the regulation of epididymal gene expression in the distal epididymis regions (i...
2016: PloS One
Hannah M Bruce, Phillip D Stricker, Ruta Gupta, Richard R Savdie, Anne-Maree Haynes, Kate L Mahon, Hui-Ming Lin, James G Kench, Lisa G Horvath
BACKGROUND: Positive surgical margins (PSMs) in localized prostate cancer (PC) confer a two- to three-fold increased risk of biochemical relapse (BR). Absent/weak AZGP1 expression and Gleason grade ≥4 at the margin are each independent predictors of BR in patients with PSMs. Our study aimed to determine whether the biomarkers AZGP1 expression and Gleason grade at the site of a PSM are significant independent markers of biochemical and clinical relapse (CR) when modeled together and whether one of these biomarkers may be superior in its capacity to predict outcome...
December 2016: Prostate
James D Brooks, Wei Wei, Jonathan R Pollack, Robert B West, Jun Ho Shin, John B Sunwoo, Sarah J Hawley, Heidi Auman, Lisa F Newcomb, Jeff Simko, Antonio Hurtado-Coll, Dean A Troyer, Peter R Carroll, Martin E Gleave, Daniel W Lin, Peter S Nelson, Ian M Thompson, Lawrence D True, Jesse K McKenney, Ziding Feng, Ladan Fazli
BACKGROUND: Given the uncertainties inherent in clinical measures of prostate cancer aggressiveness, clinically validated tissue biomarkers are needed. We tested whether Alpha-2-Glycoprotein 1, Zinc-Binding (AZGP1) protein levels, measured by immunohistochemistry, and RNA expression, by RNA in situ hybridization (RISH), predict recurrence after radical prostatectomy independent of clinical and pathological parameters. METHODS: AZGP1 IHC and RISH were performed on a large multi-institutional tissue microarray resource including 1,275 men with 5 year median follow-up...
November 2016: Prostate
Ming-Yi Xu, Rong Chen, Jing-Xia Yu, Ting Liu, Ying Qu, Lun-Gen Lu
Zinc-α2-glycoprotein 1 (AZGP1) has been found to play important roles in TGF-β1 induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, the mechanisms of AZGP1 inhibiting EMT and its therapeutic potential remain unknown in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). AZGP1, TGF-β1 or ERK2 expressions were examined in liver tissues of HCC patients and rat model. The effect of AZGP1 on EMT and crosstalking of TGFβ1-ERK2 signaling in human hepatic cancer cell was tested in vitro and in vivo. Hepatic expression of AZGP1 was nearly deficient in HCC patients and rats...
May 1, 2016: Cancer Letters
Rakesh Bam, Sharmin Khan, Wen Ling, Shelton S Randal, Xin Li, Bart Barlogie, Ricky Edmondson, Shmuel Yaccoby
BACKGROUND: Human primary myeloma (MM) cells do not survive in culture; current in vitro and in vivo systems for growing these cells are limited to coculture with a specific bone marrow (BM) cell type or growth in an immunodeficient animal model. The purpose of the study is to establish an interactive healthy donor whole BM based culture system capable of maintaining prolonged survival of primary MM cells. This normal BM (NBM) coculture system is different from using autologous BM that is already affected by the disease...
November 6, 2015: BMC Cancer
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