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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411264/grecos-project-genotyping-recurrence-risk-of-stroke-the-use-of-genetics-to-predict-the-vascular-recurrence-after-stroke
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Israel Fernández-Cadenas, Maite Mendióroz, Dolors Giralt, Cristina Nafria, Elena Garcia, Caty Carrera, Cristina Gallego-Fabrega, Sophie Domingues-Montanari, Pilar Delgado, Marc Ribó, Mar Castellanos, Sergi Martínez, Marimar Freijo, Jordi Jiménez-Conde, Marta Rubiera, José Alvarez-Sabín, Carlos A Molina, Maria Angels Font, Marta Grau Olivares, Ernest Palomeras, Natalia Perez de la Ossa, Maite Martinez-Zabaleta, Jaime Masjuan, Francisco Moniche, David Canovas, Carlos Piñana, Francisco Purroy, Dolores Cocho, Inma Navas, Carlos Tejero, Nuria Aymerich, Natalia Cullell, Elena Muiño, Joaquín Serena, Francisco Rubio, Antoni Davalos, Jaume Roquer, Juan Francisco Arenillas, Joan Martí-Fábregas, Keith Keene, Wei-Min Chen, Bradford Worrall, Michele Sale, Adrià Arboix, Jerzy Krupinski, Joan Montaner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Vascular recurrence occurs in 11% of patients during the first year after ischemic stroke (IS) or transient ischemic attack. Clinical scores do not predict the whole vascular recurrence risk; therefore, we aimed to find genetic variants associated with recurrence that might improve the clinical predictive models in IS. METHODS: We analyzed 256 polymorphisms from 115 candidate genes in 3 patient cohorts comprising 4482 IS or transient ischemic attack patients...
April 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364100/-expression-of-matrix-gla-protein-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-renal-papillary-tissues-in-patients-with-calcium-oxalate-kidney-stones
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Min Zhu, Feng Zeng, Yu Cui, Xifeng Liu, Hequn Chen
To compare expression levels of matrix Gla protein (MGP) and bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) in Randall's plaque of renal papillary tissues in patients with calcium oxalate kidney stones and the underlying mechanism for stone formation.
 Methods: A total of 30 samples of Randall's plaque in renal papillary tissues from patients with calcium oxalate kidney stones were collected from the Department of Urology of Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from April, 2015 to December, 2015 and served as an experimental group...
March 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356433/circulating-vitamin-k-is-inversely-associated-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-those-treated-for-hypertension-in-the-health-aging-and-body-composition-study-health-abc
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M Kyla Shea, Sarah L Booth, Daniel E Weiner, Tina E Brinkley, Alka M Kanaya, Rachel A Murphy, Eleanor M Simonsick, Christina L Wassel, Cees Vermeer, Stephen B Kritchevsky
Background: A role for vitamin K in coronary artery calcification (CAC), a subclinical manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD), has been proposed because vitamin K-dependent proteins, including the calcification inhibitor matrix Gla protein (MGP), are present in vascular tissue. Observational studies found that low circulating phylloquinone (vitamin K-1) was associated with increased CAC progression, especially in persons treated for hypertension. It is unknown whether hypertension treatment modifies this putative role of vitamin K in clinical CVD risk...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340119/the-risk-of-nephrolithiasis-is-causally-related-to-inactive-matrix-gla-protein-a-marker-of-vitamin-k-status-a-mendelian-randomization-study-in-a-flemish-population
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Fang-Fei Wei, Lutgarde Thijs, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Lotte Jacobs, Wen-Yi Yang, Erika Salvi, Lorena Citterio, Nicholas Cauwenberghs, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Nadja E A Drummen, Azusa Hara, Paolo Manunta, Yan Li, Peter Verhamme, Karel Allegaert, Daniele Cusi, Cees Vermeer, Jan A Staessen
Background.: Vitamin K (VK)-dependent γ-glutamate carboxylation and serine phosphorylation activate matrix Gla protein (MGP) to a potent locally acting inhibitor of calcification. Nephrolithiasis represents a process of unwanted calcification associated with substantial mortality and high recurrence rates. We hypothesized that the risk of nephrolithiasis increases with VK shortage, as exemplified by higher plasma levels of desphospho-uncarboxylated MGP (dp-ucMGP). Methods...
March 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332409/laboratory-and-pilot-scale-field-experiments-for-application-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-loaded-chitosan-composites-to-phosphate-removal-from-natural-water
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Jae-Hyun Kim, Song-Bae Kim, Sang-Hyup Lee, Jae-Woo Choi
The aim of this study was to apply iron oxide nanoparticle-chitosan (ION-chitosan) composites to phosphate removal from natural water collected from the Seoho Stream in Suwon, Republic of Korea. Laboratory batch experiments showed that phosphate removal by the ION-chitosan composites was not sensitive to pH changes between pH values of 5.0 and 9.0. During six cycles of adsorption-desorption, the composites could be successfully regenerated with 5 mM NaOH solution and reused for phosphate removal. Laboratory fixed-bed column experiments (column height = 10 and 20 cm, inner diameter = 2...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320782/diabetes-confers-in-vitro-calcific-potential-on-serum-which-associates-with-in-vivo-vascular-calcification
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Ashish Patidar, Dhruv K Singh, Shori Thakur, Peter Winocour, Ken Farrington, Anwar Baydoun
Although vascular calcification (VC) is prevalent in type 2 diabetes (T2DM), underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Neither is it known whether T2DM confers calcific potential (CP) to serum, enabling it to induce VC outside the disease milieu. We therefore investigated the CP of serum from controls and subjects with T2DM with and without in vivo VC . Samples from 20 healthy controls and 45 age- and sex-matched patients with T2DM with MDRD-eGFR>60mL min(-1) were analysed for CP using rat aortic smooth muscle cells in vitro CT scans of femoral arteries identified individuals with in vivo calcification...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318300/bacteria-from-wheat-and-cucurbit-plant-roots-metabolize-pahs-and-aromatic-root-exudates-implications-for-rhizodegradation
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Cairn S Ely, Barth F Smets
The chemical interaction between plants and bacteria in the root zone can lead to soil decontamination. Bacteria which degrade PAHs have been isolated from the rhizospheres of plant species with varied biological traits, however, it is not known what phytochemicals promote contaminant degradation. One monocot and two dicotyledon plants were grown in PAH-contaminated soil from a manufactured gas plant (MGP) site. A phytotoxicity assay confirmed greater soil decontamination in rhizospheres when compared to bulk soil controls...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275304/subclinical-atherosclerosis-is-linked-to-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-via-vitamin-k2-dependent-mechanisms
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Francesca Romana Ponziani, Maurizio Pompili, Enrico Di Stasio, Maria Assunta Zocco, Antonio Gasbarrini, Roberto Flore
AIM: To assess the rate of matrix Gla-protein carboxylation in patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and to decipher its association with subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS: Patients with suspected SIBO who presented with a low risk for cardiovascular disease and showed no evidence of atherosclerotic plaques were included in the study. A glucose breath test was performed in order to confirm the diagnosis of SIBO and vascular assessment was carried out by ultrasound examination...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260684/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-bioavailability-in-industrial-and-agricultural-soils-linking-spme-and-tenax-extraction-with-bioassays
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Meixia Guo, Zongqiang Gong, Xiaojun Li, Graeme Allinson, James Rookes, David Cahill
The aims of this study were to evaluate the bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in industrial and agricultural soils using chemical methods and a bioassay, and to study the relationships between the methods. This was conducted by comparing the quantities of PAHs extracted from two manufactured gas plant (MGP) soils and an agricultural soil with low level contamination by solid-phase micro-extraction (SPME) and Tenax-TA extraction with the quantities taken up by the earthworm (Eisenia fetida)...
March 2, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222767/knockdown-of-slc41a1-magnesium-transporter-promotes-mineralization-and-attenuates-magnesium-inhibition-during-osteogenesis-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Yu-Tzu Tsao, Ya-Yi Shih, Yu-An Liu, Yi-Shiuan Liu, Oscar K Lee
BACKGROUND: Magnesium is essential for numerous physiological functions. Magnesium exists mostly in bone and the amount is dynamically regulated by skeletal remodeling. Accelerating bone mass loss occurs when magnesium intake is insufficient; whereas high magnesium could lead to mineralization defects. However, the underlying magnesium regulatory mechanisms remain elusive. In the present study, we investigated the effects of high extracellular magnesium concentration on osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) and the role of magnesium transporter SLC41A1 in the mineralization process...
February 21, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192277/cdkn2a-p16ink4-a-expression-is-associated-with-vascular-progeria-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Peter Stenvinkel, Karin Luttropp, Dagmara McGuinness, Anna Witasp, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Annika Wernerson, Louise Nordfors, Martin Schalling, Jonaz Ripsweden, Lars Wennberg, Magnus Söderberg, Peter Bárány, Hannes Olauson, Paul G Shiels
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) display a progeric vascular phenotype linked to apoptosis, cellular senescence and osteogenic transformation. This has proven intractable to modelling appropriately in model organisms. We have therefore investigated this directly in man, using for the first time validated cellular biomarkers of ageing (CDKN2A/p16(INK4a), SA-β-Gal) in arterial biopsies from 61 CKD patients undergoing living donor renal transplantation. We demonstrate that in the uremic milieu, increased arterial expression of CDKN2A/p16(INK4a) associated with vascular progeria in CKD, independently of chronological age...
February 9, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134400/the-influence-of-phosphate-calcium-and-magnesium-on-matrix-gla-protein-and-vascular-calcification-a-systematic-review
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E Houben, A Neradova, L J Schurgers, Marc Vervloet
Vitamin K-dependent matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a key inhibitor of vascular calcification (VC). MGP is synthesized by chondrocytes and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and the absence or inactivity of MGP results in excessive calcification of both growth plate and vasculature. Apart from its vitamin K dependency little is known about other factors that influence MGP metabolism. Phosphate, calcium and magnesium are involved in bone mineralization and play an important role in VC. In this review we provide a summary of the effect of phosphate, calcium, and magnesium on MGP metabolism...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112913/muscadine-grape-vitis-rotundifolia-or-wine-phytochemicals-reduce-intestinal-inflammation-in-mice-with-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis
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Ruiqi Li, Min-Hyun Kim, Amandeep K Sandhu, Chi Gao, Liwei Gu
The objective of this study was to determine the anti-inflammatory effects of phytochemical extracts from muscadine grapes or wine on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in mice and to investigate cellular mechanisms. Two groups of C57BL/6J mice were gavaged with muscadine grape phytochemicals (MGP) or muscadine wine phytochemicals (MWP), respectively, for 14 days. Acute colitis was induced by 3% DSS in drinking water for 7 days. An additional two groups of mice served as healthy and disease controls...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104608/prothrombin-loading-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-derived-exosomes-regulates-coagulation-and-calcification
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Alexander N Kapustin, Michael Schoppet, Leon J Schurgers, Joanne L Reynolds, Rosamund McNair, Alexander Heiss, Willi Jahnen-Dechent, Tilman M Hackeng, Georg Schlieper, Paul Harrison, Catherine M Shanahan
OBJECTIVE: The drug warfarin blocks carboxylation of vitamin K-dependent proteins and acts as an anticoagulant and an accelerant of vascular calcification. The calcification inhibitor MGP (matrix Gla [carboxyglutamic acid] protein), produced by vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), is a key target of warfarin action in promoting calcification; however, it remains unclear whether proteins in the coagulation cascade also play a role in calcification. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Vascular calcification is initiated by exosomes, and proteomic analysis revealed that VSMC exosomes are loaded with Gla-containing coagulation factors: IX and X, PT (prothrombin), and proteins C and S...
March 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058013/aging-related-methylation-influences-the-gene-expression-of-key-control-genes-in-colorectal-cancer-and-adenoma
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Orsolya Galamb, Alexandra Kalmár, Barbara Kinga Barták, Árpád V Patai, Katalin Leiszter, Bálint Péterfia, Barnabás Wichmann, Gábor Valcz, Gábor Veres, Zsolt Tulassay, Béla Molnár
AIM: To analyze colorectal carcinogenesis and age-related DNA methylation alterations of gene sequences associated with epigenetic clock CpG sites. METHODS: In silico DNA methylation analysis of 353 epigenetic clock CpG sites published by Steve Horvath was performed using methylation array data for a set of 123 colonic tissue samples [64 colorectal cancer (CRC), 42 adenoma, 17 normal; GEO accession number: GSE48684]. Among the differentially methylated age-related genes, secreted frizzled related protein 1 (SFRP1) promoter methylation was further investigated in colonic tissue from 8 healthy adults, 19 normal children, 20 adenoma and 8 CRC patients using bisulfite-specific PCR followed by methylation-specific high resolution melting (MS-HRM) analysis...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049648/vitamin-k-dependent-carboxylation-of-matrix-gla-protein-influences-the-risk-of-calciphylaxis
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Sagar U Nigwekar, Donald B Bloch, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Cees Vermeer, Sarah L Booth, Dihua Xu, Ravi I Thadhani, Rajeev Malhotra
Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a potent inhibitor of vascular calcification. The ability of MGP to inhibit calcification requires the activity of a vitamin K-dependent enzyme, which mediates MGP carboxylation. We investigated how MGP carboxylation influences the risk of calciphylaxis in adult patients receiving dialysis and examined the effects of vitamin K deficiency on MGP carboxylation. Our study included 20 patients receiving hemodialysis with calciphylaxis (cases) and 20 patients receiving hemodialysis without calciphylaxis (controls) matched for age, sex, race, and warfarin use...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045981/hpv-genotyping-of-modified-general-primer-amplicons-is-more-analytically-sensitive-and-specific-by-sequencing-than-by-hybridization
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Roger Meisal, Trine Ballestad Rounge, Irene Kraus Christiansen, Alexander Kirkeby Eieland, Merete Molton Worren, Tor Faksvaag Molden, Øyvind Kommedal, Eivind Hovig, Truls Michael Leegaard, Ole Herman Ambur
Sensitive and specific genotyping of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) is important for population-based surveillance of carcinogenic HPV types and for monitoring vaccine effectiveness. Here we compare HPV genotyping by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to an established DNA hybridization method. In DNA isolated from urine, the overall analytical sensitivity of NGS was found to be 22% higher than that of hybridization. NGS was also found to be the most specific method and expanded the detection repertoire beyond the 37 types of the DNA hybridization assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012893/matrix-gla-protein-an-extracellular-matrix-protein-regulates-myostatin-expression-in-the-muscle-developmental-program
#18
Sarafraz Ahmad, Arif Tasleem Jan, Mohammad Hassan Baig, Eun Ju Lee, Inho Choi
AIM: Skeletal muscle development involves interactions between intracellular and extracellular factors that act in concert to regulate the myogenic process. Matrix gla protein (MGP), a well-known inhibitor of calcification in soft tissues, has been reported to be highly up-regulated during myogenesis. Our interest in the regulation of muscle satellite cells (MSCs) by extracellular matrix (ECM) led us to investigate the effects of MGP during the progression of myogenesis. METHODOLOGY: Participation of MGP in the myogenic process was investigated in vitro using C2C12 cells, and knockdown of its gene was performed to determine its effects on the expression of myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) and other ECM genes...
March 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004064/-secondary-hyperuricemia-in-chronic-renal-failure-promotes-vascular-calcification-in-rats
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Zhe Song, Yang Zhao, Xian Wang, Ming-Jiang Xu
The present study was aimed to explore the effects of hyperuricemia on vascular calcification in chronic renal failure (CRF) and the mechanisms. Adenine diet-induced CRF rat model was used. Twenty-three male 8-week-old Wistar rats were randomly divided into control group (Ctr, n = 5), CRF group (n = 8) and CRF plus allopurinol group (CRF + ALL, n = 10), and the rats were given standard diet plus standard drinking water, adenine diet plus standard drinking water and adenine diet plus allopurinol drinking for 6 weeks, respectively...
December 25, 2016: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951533/correlations-of-plasma-desphosphorylated-uncarboxylated-matrix-gla-protein-with-vascular-calcification-and-vascular-stiffness-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Sipanan Thamratnopkoon, Paweena Susantitaphong, Monravee Tumkosit, Pisut Katavetin, Khajohn Tiranathanagul, Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa, Somchai Eiam-Ong
BACKGROUND: Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a potent inhibitor of vascular calcification and needs vitamin K-dependent carboxylation for its activity. High levels of desphosphorylated uncarboxylated MGP (dp-ucMGP) were significantly associated with vitamin K deficiency and vascular calcification. This study was conducted to explore the correlations of plasma dp-ucMGP with vascular calcification and vascular stiffness in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 83 CKD stages 3-5 patients...
2017: Nephron
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