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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141371/-effect-of-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-therapy-on-metabolic-parameters-in-patients-with-craniopharyngioma
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J F Mao, X Wang, S Y Xiong, J J Zheng, B Q Yu, M Nie, X Y Wu, S T Qi
Objective: To investigate the effects of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on metabolic parameters in patients with craniopharyngioma surgeries. Methods: Totallys 30 patients with craniopharyngioma were included in this retrospective study. They were divided into growth hormone (GH) group and control group according to whether they received rhGH therapy or not. The following parameters, including body mass index (BMI), weight, waist circumstance, transaminase, fasting blood glucose, lipid profile and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were compared after rhGH therapy for 4-6 months...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138241/decorin-a-growth-hormone-regulated-protein-in-humans
#2
Neha Bahl, Glenn Stone, Mark McLean, Ken K Y Ho, Vita Birzniece
CONTEXT: Growth hormone (GH) stimulates connective tissue and muscle growth, an effect that is potentiated by testosterone. Decorin, a myokine and a connective tissue protein, stimulates connective tissue accretion and muscle hypertrophy. Whether GH and testosterone regulate decorin in humans is not known. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether decorin is stimulated by GH and testosterone. DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137319/effects-of-growth-hormone-on-cardiac-remodeling-and-soleus-muscle-in-rats-with-aortic-stenosis-induced-heart-failure
#3
Aline R R Lima, Luana U Pagan, Ricardo L Damatto, Marcelo D M Cezar, Camila Bonomo, Mariana J Gomes, Paula F Martinez, Daniele M Guizoni, Dijon H S Campos, Felipe C Damatto, Katashi Okoshi, Marina P Okoshi
Background: Skeletal muscle wasting is often observed in heart failure (HF). The growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) axis is impaired in HF. In this study, we evaluated the effects of GH on soleus muscle and cardiac remodeling in rats with aortic stenosis (AS)-induced HF. Methods: AS was created by placing a stainless-steel clip on the ascending aorta. After clinically detecting HF, GH (2 mg/kg/day) was subcutaneously injected for 14 days (AS-GH group)...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136343/pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-and-safety-of-a-long-acting-human-growth-hormone-mod-4023-in-healthy-japanese-and-caucasian-adults
#4
William G Kramer, Michal Jaron-Mendelson, Ronit Koren, Oren Hershkovitz, Gili Hart
Daily injections of growth hormone (GH) as replacement therapy in GH-deficient (GHD) patients may cause poor compliance and inconvenience. C-terminal peptide-modified human GH (MOD-4023) has been developed for once-weekly administration in GHD adults and children. In the present study, the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of a single subcutaneous dose of MOD-4023 were evaluated in healthy Caucasian and Japanese adults, using a phase 1 double-blind, vehicle-controlled, randomized study design...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135108/addressing-the-post-irradiation-hypothalamic-pituitary-endocrine-abnormalities-of-brain-tumors-in-pediatric-patients
#5
Louloudenia Velentza, Maria Tolia, Charikleia Christakou, Michail Nikolaou, Ioannis Zerdes, Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Jiannis Hajiioannou, Konstantinos Tsanadis, Georgios Rigas, Michail Mitsis, Kyriaki Theodorou, Kyriaki Pistevou-Gombaki, Periklis Tsekeris, George Kyrgias
PURPOSE: Hypothalamic-pituitary axis is susceptible to radiotherapy, causing endocrine disorders to childhood cancer survivors. We conducted a systematic review in order to assess the radiation-induced toxicity that leads to hormone secretion abnormalities and their severity in children with brain tumors. METHODS: The data were collected by relevant studies on PubMed and EMBASE. Articles up to December 2016 were included. We selected studies which focused on children patients (<18 yr old) with brain tumors treated with radiotherapy and the consequences for their endocrine system...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133707/impact-of-transsphenoidal-surgery-on-asymptomatic-cardiomyopathy-in-patients-with-acromegaly-a-single-blinded-study
#6
Anirudh Srinivasan, Ajay Bahl, Hemant Bhagat, Pinaki Dutta, Ashutosh Rai, Jagtar S Devgun, Rupinder Kaur, Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Patients with acromegaly have 2-3 times the expected mortality rates primarily due to cardiovascular risks. Echocardiographic studies showing improvement of cardiac function following transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) are limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with acromegaly underwent preoperative echocardiography and tissue Doppler (Philips i33, 3D ECHO) for assessment of cardiac indices. In the prospective group of patients, echocardiography was repeated after 6 months of surgery...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133092/cloning-and-biochemical-characterization-of-a-novel-%C3%AE%C2%BA-carrageenase-from-newly-isolated-marine-bacterium-pedobacter-hainanensis-nj-02
#7
Benwei Zhu, Fang Ni, Limin Ning, Zhong Yao, Yuguang Du
Enzymatic preparation of carrageenan oligosaccharides has drawn increasing attention due to its advantages of mild reaction conditions and excellent product-specificity. A novel gene (CgkA) encoding a new κ-carrageenase was cloned, heterogeneously expressed and characterized from a newly isolated marine bacterium Pedobacter hainanensis NJ-02. It consisted of 1539bp and encoded 512 amino acid residues with a molecular weight of 57.12kDa. Multiple alignment analysis indicated that CgkA belongs to glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 16 and was most homologous to κ-carrageenase of Zobellia sp...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133008/biotechnological-potential-of-novel-glycoside-hydrolase-family-70-enzymes-synthesizing-%C3%AE-glucans-from-starch-and-sucrose
#8
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Joana Gangoiti, Tjaard Pijning, Lubbert Dijkhuizen
Transglucosidases belonging to the glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 70 are promising enzymatic tools for the synthesis of α-glucans with defined structures from renewable sucrose and starch substrates. Depending on the GH70 enzyme specificity, α-glucans with different structures and physicochemical properties are produced, which have found diverse (potential) commercial applications, e.g. in food, health and as biomaterials. Originally, the GH70 family was established only for glucansucrase enzymes of lactic acid bacteria that catalyze the synthesis of α-glucan polymers from sucrose...
November 10, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129906/correlation-of-maternal-serum-homocysteine-in-the-first-trimester-with-the-development-of-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia
#9
Feng Sun, Wei Qian, Chen Zhang, Jian-Xia Fan, He-Feng Huang
BACKGROUND This study investigated the relationship of serum homocysteine in early pregnancy with the risk of gestational hypertension (GH) and preeclampsia (PE) and with the severity of preeclampsia. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, we identified 147 confirmed cases of preeclampsia (103 with mild PE and 44 with severe PE) and 147 confirmed cases of GH; 4418 women who remained normotensive and nonproteinuric throughout pregnancy served as controls. Maternal blood samples were collected at between 11 and 13 weeks of gestation to test serum concentrations of homocysteine (Hcy), folic acid, and VitB12...
November 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129232/effect-of-green-tea-on-plasma-leptin-and-ghrelin-levels-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
#10
Fahimeh Haghighatdoost, B Fatemeh Nobakht M Gh, Mitra Hariri
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the effect of green tea on serum leptin and ghrelin concentrations. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, and Google scholar databases up to December 2016. The searches included RCTs conducted in human adults, and studies on the effect of green tea and green tea extract on serum leptin and ghrelin concentrations as outcome variables...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128767/biochar-alleviates-phytotoxicity-in-ficus-elastica-grown-in-zn-contaminated-soil
#11
Abhay Kumar, Ludmila Tsechansky, Beni Lew, Eran Raveh, Omer Frenkel, Ellen R Graber
Zinc (Zn) immobilization by two distinct biochars in soil, together with concomitant alleviation of phytotoxic responses in Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem., were examined. Rooted cuttings of F. elastica were grown in 880mgkg(-1) Zn-spiked sandy soil amended with grain husk (GH) or cattle manure (CM) biochar at 0, 10, 30 and 50gkg(-1) soil for a period of 6months. Addition of both GH and CM biochars had significant positive impacts on physiological parameters such as plant growth, leaf relative water content, photosynthetic pigments and leaf gas exchange characteristics...
November 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127748/-issues-related-to-secondary-osteoporosis-associated-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-in-adulthood
#12
Martin Kužma, Peter Jackuliak, Zdenko Killinger, Peter Vaňuga, Juraj Payer
Growth hormone (GH) increases linear bone growth through complex hormonal reactions, mainly mediated by insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF1) that is produced mostly by hepatocytes under influence of GH and stimulates differentiation of epiphyseal prechondrocytes. IGF1 and GH play a key role in the linear bone growth after birth and regulation of bone remodelation during the entire lifespan. It is known that adult GH deficient (GHD) patients have decreased BMD and increased risk of low-impact fractures. Most data gathered thus far on the effect of GH replacement on bone status comprise the measurement of quantitative changes of bone mass...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127617/effects-of-growth-hormone-treatment-on-lipid-profiles
#13
Toshihide Kubo, Mahoko Furujo, Kyohei Takahashi, Yuki Hyodo, Hiroki Tsuchiya, Mariko Hattori, Shoko Fujinaga, Kenji Urayama
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of growth hormone (GH) on lipid profiles in children and whether the effect is pharmacological. METHODS: The authors determined serum levels of total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) every year during 3-y GH treatment in 48 GH deficient (GHD) short children and 22 children with short stature born small for gestational age (SGA)...
November 11, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126545/mri-ankle-and-subtalar-characteristics-in-haemochromatosis-arthropathy-a-case-control%C3%A2-study
#14
A Elstob, V Ejindu, C W Heron, P D W Kiely
AIM: To examine the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of the ankle and subtalar joints that might distinguish genetic haemochromatosis (GH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was a retrospective case-control study comparing 30 MRI studies of GH patients with ankle or subtalar arthropathy with 30 matched controls with ankle pain. Anonymised images were scored using a semi-quantative tool adapted from the MRI osteoarthritis knee score. Scores were generated for bone marrow lesions size, number, and distinguishing the proportion of each lesion consisting of subchondral cyst versus oedema...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125241/seasonal-dynamics-of-anopheles-species-at-three-locations-in-the-republic-of-korea
#15
Desmond H Foley, Terry A Klein, Heung Chul Kim, Myung-Soon Kim, Richard C Wilkerson, Cong Li, Genelle Harrison, Leopoldo M Rueda
Weekly changes in adult Anopheles species were monitored at Camp Humphreys (CH), Ganghwa Island (GH), and Warrior Base (WB), from May-October, 2009-2010 to explore the relationship between Plasmodium vivax development and vector dynamics in the Republic of Korea (ROK). Adult females were trapped and dissected to determine parity for estimating longevity, mortality, and birthrate. A degree-day (DD) method was used to estimate the extrinsic incubation period (EIP) of P. vivax and duration of the gonotrophic cycle and other life stages...
December 2017: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124866/characterization-of-the-toxin-plx2a-a-rhoa-targeting-adp-ribosyltransferase-produced-by-the-honey-bee-pathogen-paenibacillus-larvae
#16
Julia Ebeling, Anne Fünfhaus, Henriette Knispel, Dan Krska, Ravikiran Ravulapalli, Kayla A Heney, Miguel R Lugo, A Rod Merrill, Elke Genersch
The toxin Plx2A is an important virulence factor of Paenibacillus larvae, the etiological agent of American Foulbrood, the most destructive bacterial disease of honey bees. Biochemical and functional analyses as well as the crystal structure of Plx2A revealed that it belongs to the C3 mono-ADP-ribosylating toxin subgroup. RhoA was identified as the cellular target of Plx2A activity. The kinetic parameters (KM, kcat) were established for both the transferase and glycohydrolase (GH) reactions. When expressed in yeast, Plx2A was cytotoxic for eukaryotic cells and catalytic variants confirmed that the cytotoxicity of Plx2A depends on its enzymatic activity...
November 10, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121784/electronic-patient-reported-outcomes-a-revolutionary-strategy-in-cancer-care
#17
Roland Eid, Fady Gh Haddad, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Joseph Kattan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121743/profiling-of-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-disease-associated-microrna-expression-in-umbilical-cord-blood-in-gestational-hypertension-preeclampsia-and-fetal-growth-restriction
#18
Ilona Hromadnikova, Katerina Kotlabova, Katarina Ivankova, Yulia Vedmetskaya, Ladislav Krofta
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Gene expression of 29 cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease associated microRNAs was assessed in whole umbilical cord blood, compared between groups [47 gestational hypertension (GH), 56 preeclampsia (PE), 37 fetal growth restriction (FGR) and 44 normal pregnancies] and correlated with the severity of the disease with respect to clinical signs (mild PE vs. severe PE), delivery date (before and after 34weeks of gestation), and Doppler ultrasound parameters [pulsatility index (PI) in the umbilical artery, PI in the middle cerebral artery and the cerebroplacental ratio]...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121520/effects-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-gene-targeted-ablation-on-ghrelin-induced-feeding
#19
Lucia Recinella, Sheila Leone, Claudio Ferrante, Annalisa Chiavaroli, Rugia Shohreh, Chiara Di Nisio, Michele Vacca, Giustino Orlando, Roberto Salvatori, Luigi Brunetti
Impairment of growth hormone (GH) signaling has been associated with increased feeding and adiposity. The gastric hormone ghrelin, in addition to its GH-secretagogue effects, stimulates food intake after both central and peripheral administration. In the present study we further investigated the feeding regulatory role of the ghrelin-GH axis in a mouse model of isolated GH deficiency due to targeted ablation of the GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) gene [GHRH knockout (GHRHKO)]. We evaluated the effects of intracerebroventricular ghrelin administration on feeding behavior, related hypothalamic neuropeptides and neurotransmitters, and serum ghrelin levels in mice homozygous for GHRHKO allele (-/-) and heterozygous (+/-) control animals...
November 6, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120655/-bone-quality-in-patients-with-acromegaly
#20
Martin Kužma, Ivana Ságová, Dušan Pavai, Peter Jackuliak, Zdenko Killinger, Peter Vaňuga, Juraj Payer
The impact of acromegaly on bone and the risk of fractures has not been sufficiently investigated. GH hypersecretion stimulates bone turnover, leading to an increase in bone turnover markers. Normal or even increased bone mineral density (BMD) in comparison to healthy controls have been reported, but there are some works where decreased BMD was observed among acromegaly patients with hypogonadism, particularly at lumbar spine. Less pronounced effect of GH overproduction was observed at the femoral neck, as explained by the positive effect of hypersecretion on the cortical bone (due to periosseal ossification)...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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