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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167577/association-of-maternal-breast-milk-and-serum-levels-of-macronutrients-hormones-and-maternal-body-composition-with-infant-s-body-weight
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Adeleh Khodabakhshi, Hassan Mehrad-Majd, Farhad Vahid, Mohammad Safarian
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the association of maternal serum and breast-milk levels of macronutrients, hormones, growth factors, and maternal body composition with infant's body weight. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Eighty mother-infant pairs comprised 40 with overweight or obese infant and 40 with normal-weight infant were enrolled in this study. The level of ghrelin, Leptin, adiponectin, EGF, and IGF1 in plasma and breast milk were assessed...
November 23, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166977/analysis-of-pre-weaning-feeding-policies-and-other-risk-factors-influencing-growth-rates-in-calves-on-11-commercial-dairy-farms
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K F Johnson, N Chancellor, C C Burn, D C Wathes
Growth rates in pre-weaned calves influence their health, age at first calving and lifetime productivity. Many farms restrict milk rations to encourage solid feed intake and facilitate early weaning, but this can compromise growth. This study determined the milk feeding policies and associated growth rates on 11 commercial dairy farms in South East England, each following their normal management regime. Between 26 and 54 heifers were recruited per farm, providing a final cohort of 492, of which 71% were pure Holstein...
November 23, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162437/mouse-model-of-alagille-syndrome-and-mechanisms-of-jagged1-missense-mutations
#3
Emma R Andersson, Indira V Chivukula, Simona Hankeova, Marika Sjöqvist, Yat Long Tsoi, Daniel Ramsköld, Jan Masek, Aiman Elmansuri, Anita Hoogendoorn, Elenae Vazquez, Helena Storvall, Julie Netušilová, Meritxell Huch, Björn Fischler, Ewa Ellis, Adriana Contreras, Antal Nemeth, Kenneth C Chien, Hans Clevers, Rickard Sandberg, Vitezslav Bryja, Urban Lendahl
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Alagille syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by cholestasis, ocular abnormalities, characteristic facial features, heart defects, and vertebral malformations. Most cases are associated with mutations in JAGGED1 (JAG1), which encodes a Notch ligand, although it is not clear how these contribute to disease development. We aimed to develop a mouse model of Alagille syndrome to elucidate these mechanisms. METHODS: Mice with a missense mutation (H268Q) in Jag1 (Jag1(+)/(Ndr) mice) were outbred to a C3H/C57bl6 background to generate a mouse model for Alagille syndrome (Jag1(Ndr/Ndr) mice)...
November 18, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160127/the-fetal-programming-effect-of-prenatal-smoking-on-igf1r-and-igf1-methylation-is-organ-and-sex-specific
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Karolin F Meyer, Rikst Nynke Verkaik-Schakel, Wim Timens, Lester Kobzik, Torsten Plösch, Machteld N Hylkema
The impact of prenatal smoke exposure (PSE) on DNA methylation has been demonstrated in blood samples from children of smoking mothers, but evidence for sex-dependent smoke-induced effects is limited. As the identified differentially methylated genes can be associated with developmental processes, and insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) play a critical role in prenatal tissue growth, we hypothesized that PSE induces fetal programming of Igf1r and Igf1. Using a mouse model of smoking during pregnancy, we show that PSE alters promoter methylation of Igf1r and Igf1 and deregulates their gene expression in lung and liver of fetal (E17...
November 21, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159872/the-dark-side-of-glucose-transporters-in-prostate-cancer-are-they-a-new-feature-to-characterize-carcinomas
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Pedro Gonzalez-Menendez, David Hevia, Juan C Mayo, Rosa M Sainz
One of the hallmarks of cancer cells is the increased ability to acquire nutrients, particularly glucose and glutamine. Proliferating cells need precursors for cell growth and NADPH reducing equivalents for survival. The principal responsible for glucose uptake is facilitative glucose transporters (GLUTs), which usually are overexpressed in cancer cells. Besides their role in glucose uptake, GLUT transporters are able to transport other compounds such as dehydroascorbic acid or uric acid. They play a major role in tumor progression and cellular processes such as regulated cell death...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154873/medaka-igf1-identifies-somatic-cells-and-meiotic-germ-cells-of-both-sexes
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Cancan Yuan, Kerang Chen, Yefei Zhu, Yongming Yuan, Mingyou Li
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) play significant roles in regulating cell proliferation, differentiation and reproduction in diverse organisms. Here, we report the identification of medaka igf1 and the expression pattern of igf1 RNA in adult medaka gonads. Using RT-PCR, igf1 RNA was easily detected in several somatic organs and adult gonads of both sexes. Using chromogenic in situ hybridization, igf1 RNA in the ovary was found in stage I-IV oocytes and in the somatic cells throughout oogenesis. In the testis, igf1 RNA was present in meiotic products and the somatic cells surrounding male germ cells throughout spermatogenesis...
November 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152139/igf1-gene-polymorphisms-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy-risk-in-chinese-han-population
#7
Jian Zhang, Xiao Chen, Like Zhang, Yi Peng
Objective: This study aimed to explore the association of insulin-like growth factor 1 gene (IGF1) polymorphisms with diabetic retinopathy (DR) in a Chinese Han population. Methods: Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) was used for genotyping. Genotype frequencies were compared by chi-square test. Odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (95%CI) was calculated to express the risk intensity of DR. Linkage disequilibrium between IGF1 polymorphisms was analyzed by Haploview...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150437/mechanism-of-activation-of-sgk3-by-growth-factors-via-the-class-1-and-class-3-pi3ks
#8
Nazma Malik, Thomas Macartney, Annika Hornberger, Karen Anderson, Hannah Tovell, Alan R Prescott, Dario R Alessi
Derailment of the PI3K-AGC protein kinase signalling network contributes to many human diseases including cancer. Recent work has revealed that the poorly studied AGC kinase family member, SGK3 promotes resistance to cancer therapies that target the Class 1 PI3K pathway, by substituting for loss of Akt kinase activity. SGK3 is recruited and activated at endosomes, by virtue of its PX domain binding to PtdIns(3)P. Here we demonstrate that endogenous SGK3 is rapidly activated by growth factors such as IGF1, through pathways involving both Class 1 and Class 3 PI3Ks...
November 17, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150243/effects-of-n-carbamylglutamate-and-l-arginine-on-steroidogenesis-and-gene-expression-in-bovine-granulosa-cells
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T Feng, L F Schütz, B C Morrell, M C Perego, L J Spicer
Feeding N-carbamylglutamate (NCG) and arginine (ARG) improves reproductive measures in pigs and reduces systemic steroid levels in pregnant ewes. We hypothesized that the effects of NCG and ARG on reproduction were due to direct effects on the ovary. Thus, the objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of NCG and ARG on granulosa cell (GC) steroidogenesis, gene expression, and cell proliferation in vitro. GC were collected from small (1-5mm) bovine follicles and treated in vitro with NCG or ARG in serum-free medium for 24h to 48h...
November 10, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149058/neurotrophic-and-neuroregenerative-effects-of-gh-igf1
#10
Vittorio Emanuele Bianchi, Vittorio Locatelli, Laura Rizzi
INTRODUCTION: Human neurodegenerative diseases increase progressively with age and present a high social and economic burden. Growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) are both growth factors exerting trophic effects on neuronal regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). GH and IGF-1 stimulate protein synthesis in neurons, glia, oligodendrocytes, and Schwann cells, and favor neuronal survival, inhibiting apoptosis. This study aims to evaluate the effect of GH and IGF-1 on neurons, and their possible therapeutic clinical applications on neuron regeneration in human subjects...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147571/a-surprising-treatment-response-in-a-patient-with-rare-isolated-growth-hormone-deficiency-type-ib
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Jordan Yardain Amar, Kimberly Borden, Elizabeth Watson, Talin Arslanian
Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency (IGHD) is a rare cause of short stature, treated with the standard regimen of subcutaneous synthetic growth hormone (GH). Patients typically achieve a maximum height velocity in the first year of treatment, which then tapers shortly after treatment is stopped. We report a case of a 9-year-old male who presented with short stature (<3rd percentile for age and race). Basal hormone levels showed undetectable serum IGF1. Skeletal wrist age was consistent with chronologic age...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143781/biological-properties-of-low-toxic-plga-and-plga-phb-fibrous-nanocomposite-scaffolds-for-osseous-tissue-regeneration-evaluation-of-potential-bioactivity
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Boguslawa Żywicka, Izabella Krucińska, Jerzy Garcarek, Maria Szymonowicz, Agnieszka Komisarczyk, Zbigniew Rybak
Abstracts: The aim of the study was to evaluate the biocompatibility and bioactivity of two new prototype implants for bone tissue regeneration made from biodegradable fibrous materials. The first is a newly developed poly(l-lactide-co-glycolide), (PLGA), and the second is a blend of PLGA with synthetic poly([R,S]-3-hydroxybutyrate) (PLGA/PHB). The implant prototypes comprise PLGA or PLGA/PHB nonwoven fabrics with designed pore structures to create the best conditions for cell proliferation. The bioactivity of the proposed implants was enhanced by introducing a hydroxyapatite material and a biologically active agent, namely, growth factor IGF1, encapsulated in calcium alginate microspheres...
October 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141508/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-may-stall-ovarian-cortex-function-through-modulation-of-hormone-receptors-other-than-the-amh-receptor
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Laura Detti, Nicole M Fletcher, Ghassan M Saed, Irene Peregrin-Alvarez, Rebecca A Uhlmann
OBJECTIVE: To test whether recombinant anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) can inhibit ovarian cortex function by modulating the expression of other hormone receptors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pilot experimental study with ovarian cortex obtained from 5 patients. Immediately after explant, the ovarian cortex specimens were divided into 5 equal fragments. One fragment was flash-frozen (uncultured) and 4 were incubated for 48 hours at 37°C in a pH-adjusted gamete buffer medium with increasing AMH concentrations of 0, 5, 25, and 50 ng/mL...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137221/anti-pancreatic-cancer-activity-of-onc212-involves-the-unfolded-protein-response-upr-and-is-reduced-by-igf1-r-and-grp78-bip
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Avital Lev, Amriti R Lulla, Jessica Wagner, Marie D Ralff, Joshua B Kiehl, Yan Zhou, Cyril H Benes, Varun V Prabhu, Wolfgang Oster, Igor Astsaturov, David T Dicker, Wafik S El-Deiry
Pancreatic cancer is chemo-resistant and metastasizes early with an overall five-year survival of ∼8.2%. First-in-class imipridone ONC201 is a small molecule in clinical trials with anti-cancer activity. ONC212, a fluorinated-ONC201 analogue, shows preclinical efficacy in melanoma and hepatocellular-cancer models. We investigated efficacy of ONC201 and ONC212 against pancreatic cancer cell lines (N=16 including 9 PDX-cell lines). We demonstrate ONC212 efficacy in 4 in-vivo models including ONC201-resistant tumors...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130665/-effects-and-its-mechanism-of-igf-1r-on-the-synthesis-of-hyaluronic-acid-in-orbital-fibroblasts-of-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
#15
Xiao-Ling Chen, Wei-Min He, Wei Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of insulin-like growth factor1 (IGF1) receptor (IGF1R) on the synthesis of hyaluronic acid (HA) in orbital fibroblasts of thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) and its signal pathway. METHODS: Orbital fibroblasts were harvested from TAO ( n=19) and normal control ( n=5),then were primary cultured and treated with recombinant human IGF1 in different concentrations. Before the treatment of IGF1,the cells were pretreated respectively with 1H7,LY294002 or AKT inhibitor Ⅳ for 24 h...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128220/identification-of-potential-embryokines-in-the-bovine-reproductive-tract
#16
P Tríbulo, L G B Siqueira, L J Oliveira, T Scheffler, P J Hansen
Knowledge of the molecules used by the maternal reproductive tract to regulate development of the preimplantation embryo is largely incomplete. The goal of the present experiment was to identify candidates for this function. The approach was to assess expression patterns in the endometrium and oviduct of 93 genes encoding for hormones, growth factors, chemokines, cytokines, and WNT-related molecules. Results show that all of the genes were expressed in the reproductive tract. Expression in oviduct was affected by day of the estrous cycle for 21 genes with 11 genes having highest expression at estrus (CCL21, CTGF, CXCL10, CXCL16, DKK3, FGF10, IL18, IL33, IL34, PGF, and SFRP2), one gene at d 3 (WNT4), 8 at d 5 (BMP7, HGF, IL6, SFRP1, TGFB1, WIF1, WNT2, and WNT5A), and one at d 7 (IK)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127748/-issues-related-to-secondary-osteoporosis-associated-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-in-adulthood
#17
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/29123527/erythropoietin-increases-myelination-in-oligodendrocytes-gene-expression-profiling-reveals-early-induction-of-genes-involved-in-lipid-transport-and-metabolism
#18
Georgina Gyetvai, Trisha Hughes, Florence Wedmore, Cieron Roe, Lamia Heikal, Pietro Ghezzi, Manuela Mengozzi
Several studies have shown that erythropoietin (EPO) has neuroprotective or neuroreparative actions on diseases of the nervous system and that improves oligodendrocyte (OL) differentiation and myelination in vivo and in vitro. This study aims at investigating the early molecular mechanisms for the pro-myelinating action of EPO at the gene expression level. For this purpose, we used a differentiating OL precursor cell line, rat central glia-4 cells. Cells were differentiated or not, and then treated with EPO for 1 or 20 h...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120852/effect-of-gestational-age-on-migration-ability-of-the-human-umbilical-cord-vein-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Mobin Mohammadi, Mehdi Mohammadi, Mohammad Ali Rezaee, Tayyeb Ghadimi, Massume Abolhasani, Mohammad Reza Rahmani
PURPOSE: Migration ability of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) towards chemotactic mediators is a determinant factor in cell therapy. MSCs derived from different sources show different properties. Here we compared the migration ability of the term and the pre-term human umbilical cord vein MSCs (hUCV-MSCs). MATERIALS/METHODS: MSCs were isolated from term and pre-term umbilical cord vein, and cultured to passage 3-4. Migration rate of both groups was assessed in the presence of 10% FBS using chemotaxis assay...
November 6, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120655/-bone-quality-in-patients-with-acromegaly
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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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