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Anne Gangloff, Frédéric Calon, Nabil G Seidah
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May 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Asma Ahmed Asma Ahmed, Muhammad Gulfraz, Muhammad Javaid Asad, Rehmatullah Qureshi, Shabnam Bibi, Syed Imam Shah
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is universal of the hormonal problem and Type II diabetes is foremost obstacle. Accessible management in medicine has numerous contrary paraphernalia. Medical flora shows an essential part in managing diabetes specifically in unindustrialized nations. The present study was done on leaves of Rhazya stricta Decane, Adhatoda zeylanica, Berberis lycium Royle and Olea furrrignea, whose methanolic extracts were used to check their hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activity by using glucometer and kit method respectively in blood of male and female albino mice Balb C...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Artuela Çaku, Nabil G Seidah, Audrey Lortie, Nancy Gagné, Patrice Perron, Jean Dubé, Francois Corbin
BACKGROUND: Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the main genetic cause of autism and intellectual deficiency resulting the absence of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP). Clinical picture is characterized by cognitive impairment associated with a broad spectrum of psychiatric comorbidities including autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Some of these disorders have been associated with lipid abnormalities and lower cholesterol levels. Since lipids are important for neuronal development, we aim to investigate the lipid profile of French Canadian-FXS individuals and to identify the altered components of cholesterol metabolism as well as their association with clinical profile...
2017: PloS One
Amber B Ouweneel, Ronald J van der Sluis, Joya E Nahon, Miranda Van Eck, Menno Hoekstra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Statin treatment disrupts HMG-CoA reductase-mediated endogenous cholesterol synthesis and lowers plasma LDL-cholesterol levels. Although statin treatment can theoretically impair adrenal steroid hormone synthesis, thus far, no effect on glucocorticoid output has been described, as LDL-cholesterol levels usually remain within the physiological range. However, novel statin-based treatment regimens that dramatically decrease LDL-cholesterol levels are currently employed...
February 20, 2017: Atherosclerosis
Shrimanjunath Sankanagoudar, Govind Singh, Manaranjan Mahapatra, Lalit Kumar, Nimai Chand Chandra
Background: This study was performed to investigate any association between cellular cholesterol homeostasis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). CLL is characterized primarily by an abnormal accumulation of neoplastic B cells in the blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes and spleen. Methods: Men aged >50 years participated in this study. Enzyme-based plasma lipid profile estimations, peripheral blood lymphocyte isolation, lysate preparations, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, dil-LDL uptake and ultracentrifugation were employed...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Sang Joon An, Tae Jung Kim, Byung-Woo Yoon
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the second most common subtype of stroke and a critical disease usually leading to severe disability or death. ICH is more common in Asians, advanced age, male sex, and low- and middle-income countries. The case fatality rate of ICH is high (40% at 1 month and 54% at 1 year), and only 12% to 39% of survivors can achieve long-term functional independence. Risk factors of ICH are hypertension, current smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, hypocholesterolemia, and drugs. Old age, male sex, Asian ethnicity, chronic kidney disease, cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), and cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) increase the risk of ICH...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
Jesús Sojo-Dorado, Nínive Batista-Díaz, Ángel Domínguez-Castellano
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February 23, 2017: Medicina Clínica
Salmas Watad, Niroz Abu-Saleh, Awni Yousif, Abed Agbaria, Hanna Rosenbaum
Type I Gaucher Disease (GD1) is known to be associated with hypocholesterolemia and reduced levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL). In this study we aimed to correlate disease severity with HDL levels and to evaluate the effect of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) on HDL levels as well as estimating the frequency of cardiovascular events in GD. Two groups of GD1 patients were evaluated: 30 untreated and 36 patients on ERT. Disease severity, biomarkers of GD and lipid levels were evaluated in the two groups...
November 12, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
Yoon Jung Kang, Hye Won Wang, Se Young Cheon, Hwa Jung Lee, Kyung Mi Hwang, Hae Seong Yoon
A qualitative systematic review was performed to identify associations of obesity and dyslipidemia with intake of sodium, fat, and sugar among Koreans. We reviewed 6 Korean research databases (KMbase, KoreaMed, NDSL, DBpia, RISS, KISS) with the keywords "sodium intake," "fat intake," and "sugar intake." Total of 11 studies were investigated in this present study. Of these articles, 7 studies were related to sodium intake, 2 studies had a relation to fat intake, and 2 studies were associated with sugar intake...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition Research
S Kipp, D Segelke, S Schierenbeck, F Reinhardt, R Reents, C Wurmser, H Pausch, R Fries, G Thaller, J Tetens, J Pott, D Haas, B B Raddatz, M Hewicker-Trautwein, I Proios, M Schmicke, W Grünberg
Over the last decades, several genetic disorders have been discovered in cattle. However, the genetic background of disorders in calves is less reported. Recently, German cattle farmers reported on calves from specific matings with chronic diarrhea and retarded growth of unknown etiology. Affected calves did not respond to any medical treatment and died within the first months of life. These calves were underdeveloped in weight and showed progressive and severe emaciation despite of normal feed intake. Hallmark findings of the blood biochemical analysis were pronounced hypocholesterolemia and deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins...
November 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
Charlotte Cuerq, Lioara Restier, Jocelyne Drai, Emilie Blond, Adeline Roux, Sybil Charriere, Marie-Caroline Michalski, Mathilde Di Filippo, Emile Levy, Alain Lachaux, Noël Peretti
BACKGROUND: Chylomicron retention disease (CMRD), a rare genetic hypocholesterolemia, results in neuro-ophtalmologic damages, which can be prevented by high doses of vitamin E during infancy. In these patients, plasma vitamin E concentration is significantly reduced due to defects of chylomicron secretion. Vitamin E in adipose tissue (AT) and red blood cells (RBC) have been proposed as potential relevant biomarkers of vitamin E status but no reference values in children are available...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Hagai Tavori, Angela Pirillo, Sergio Fazio, Alberico L Catapano
Proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 (PCSK9) is a key regulator of low-density lipoprotein receptor levels and LDL-cholesterol levels. Loss-of-function mutations in PCSK9 gene are associated with hypocholesterolaemia and protection against cardiovascular disease, identifying PCSK9 inhibition as a valid therapeutic approach to manage hypercholesterolaemia and related diseases. Although PCSK9 is expressed mainly in the liver, it is present also in other tissues and organs with specific functions, raising the question of whether a pharmacological inhibition of PCSK9 to treat hypercholesterolaemia and associated cardiovascular diseases might be helpful or deleterious in non-hepatic tissues...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Research
Janne G Lyngby, Rance K Sellon
Four dogs referred for suspected protein-losing enteropathy based on clinical signs, severe hypoalbuminemia, and hypocholesterolemia, and in 2 dogs, abdominal effusion or peripheral edema, were diagnosed with hypoadrenocorticism. Dogs with hypoadrenocorticism may have features of protein-losing enteropathy, including ascites or peripheral edema, which have not been described in dogs with hypoadrenocorticism.
July 2016: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
Eric Soupene, Mark S Borja, Mauricio Borda, Sandra K Larkin, Frans A Kuypers
In sickle cell disease (SCD) cholesterol metabolism appears dysfunctional as evidenced by abnormal plasma cholesterol content in a subpopulation of SCD patients. Specific activity of the high density lipoprotein (HDL)-bound lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) enzyme, which catalyzes esterification of cholesterol, and generates lysoPC (LPC) was significantly lower in sickle plasma compared to normal. Inhibitory amounts of LPC were present in sickle plasma, and the red blood cell (RBC) lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase (LPCAT), essential for the removal of LPC, displayed a broad range of activity...
November 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Vijay Kumar Poorey, Pooja Thakur
Lipids are the major cell membrane components, essential for various biological functions including cell growth and division for the maintenance of cell integrity of normal and malignant tissues. The changes in lipid profile have been associated since long with cancer and hypocholesterolemia has been observed in patients with cancers of various organs. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the alterations and clinical significance of plasma lipid profiles in untreated head and neck malignancies...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Yoshimi Nakagawa, Fusaka Oikawa, Seiya Mizuno, Hiroshi Ohno, Yuka Yagishita, Aoi Satoh, Yoshinori Osaki, Kenta Takei, Takuya Kikuchi, Song-Iee Han, Takashi Matsuzaka, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Kazuto Kobayashi, Shigeru Yatoh, Naoya Yahagi, Masaaki Isaka, Hiroaki Suzuki, Hirohito Sone, Satoru Takahashi, Nobuhiro Yamada, Hitoshi Shimano
cAMP responsive element binding protein 3-like 3 (CREB3L3), a transcription factor expressed in the liver and small intestine, governs fasting-response energy homeostasis. Tissue-specific CREB3L3 knockout mice have not been generated till date. To our knowledge, this is the first study using the one-step CRISPR/Cas9 system to generate CREB3L3 floxed mice and subsequently obtain liver- and small intestine-specific Creb3l3 knockout (LKO and IKO, respectively) mice. While LKO mice as well as global KO mice developed hypertriglyceridemia, LKO mice exhibited hypercholesterolemia in contrast to hypocholesterolemia in global KO mice...
2016: Scientific Reports
T Mock, K Mehinagic, F Menzi, E Studer, A Oevermann, M H Stoffel, C Drögemüller, M Meylan, N Regenscheit
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol deficiency (CD), a newly identified autosomal recessive genetic defect in Holstein cattle, is associated with clinical signs of diarrhea, failure to thrive, and hypocholesterolemia. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: The objective is to describe the clinicopathological phenotype of affected Holstein cattle homozygous for the causative apolipoprotein B gene (APOB) mutation. ANIMALS: Six Holstein cattle, 5 calves with a clinical history of chronic diarrhea, and 1 heifer with erosions in the buccal cavity and neurologic symptoms were admitted to the Clinic for Ruminants...
July 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Sharon A Miller, Amanda J Hooper, George A Mantiri, David Marais, Donald M Tanyanyiwa, James McKnight, John R Burnett
BACKGROUND: One genetic cause of markedly low plasma concentrations of apolipoprotein (apo) B and low density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol is familial hypobetalipoproteinemia. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the molecular basis for the marked hypocholesterolemia consistent with heterozygous familial hypobetalipoproteinemia in a black female subject of Xhosa lineage. METHODS: Coding regions of APOB, MTTP, PCSK9,ANGPTL3, SAR1B and APOC3 were sequenced, and APOE was genotyped...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
M Berrah-Bennaceur, A Berrah, M Arrada
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) and cancer is an association with increasing progression and poor prognosis. It always raises many issues including the question what is the exact incidence of occult cancer in a VTE? Is there a simple biological marker with a predictive value of this combination? Can we define a strategy thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients? AIM: To try to answer these questions we conducted a prospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected 140 patients with VTE, 70 of neoplastic origin ( group A) and 70 of other etiologies (Group B)...
April 2016: Thrombosis Research
J J Gross, A-C Schwinn, F Schmitz-Hsu, F Menzi, C Drögemüller, C Albrecht, R M Bruckmaier
During the last months, the number of reports on Holstein calves suffering from incurable idiopathic diarrhea dramatically increased. Affected calves showed severe hypocholesterolemia and mostly died within days up to a few months after birth. This new autosomal monogenic recessive inherited fat metabolism disorder, termed cholesterol deficiency (CD), is caused by a loss of function mutation of the bovine gene. The objective of the present study was to investigate specific components of lipid metabolism in 6 homozygous for the mutation (CDS) and 6 normal Holstein calves with different genotypes...
April 2016: Journal of Animal Science
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