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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329858/cystatin-c-and-the-risk-of-frailty-and-mortality-in-older-men
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Allyson Hart, Terri L Blackwell, Misti L Paudel, Brent C Taylor, Eric S Orwoll, Peggy M Cawthon, Kristine E Ensrud
Background: This study examines the association between cystatin C (cysC) levels and risks of progression of frailty status or death in older men. Methods: Prospective study of 2,613 men without overt frailty aged 67 years and older enrolled in the MrOS ancillary sleep study. Baseline measurements included serum cysC, serum creatinine, and frailty status. Repeat frailty status, performed an average of 3.4 years later, was assessed as an ordinal outcome of robust, intermediate stage (prefrail), frail or dead...
November 9, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329851/short-tslp-attenuates-toluene-diisocyanate-tdi-induced-airway-inflammation-and-inhibits-hmgb1-rage-and-long-tslp-expression
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Yanhong Wang, Yanqing Le, Wenqu Zhao, Yun Lin, Yue Wu, Changhui Yu, Jing Xiong, Fei Zou, Hangming Dong, Shaoxi Cai, Haijin Zhao
Short thymic stromal lymphopoietin (short TSLP), one of TSLP variants, exerts anti-inflammatory activities in endotoxin shock and colitis mouse models. Our latest work reported that short TSLP prevented house dust mite (HDM)-induced epithelial barrier disruption. Yet the role of short TSLP in toluene diisocyanate (TDI)-induced asthma is unknown. Male BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with TDI to generate a chemical-induced asthma model. Synthetic short TSLP peptides were given intranasally (i.n.) or intraperitoneally (i...
February 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329747/influence-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-inhibitor-sitagliptin-on-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinases-1-2-signaling-in-rats-with-diabetic-nephropathy
#3
Xiaojun Ren, Gaohong Liu, Yanhong Wang, Wan Zhang, Fuping Xue, Rongshan Li, Weimin Yu
The protective effects of sitagliptin on the kidneys of rats with diabetic nephropathy (DN) and its influence on extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling were investigated. Male Wistar rats (n = 40) were randomly assigned to normal control, DN, low-dose sitagliptin intervention (ST1), or high-dose sitagliptin intervention (ST2) groups. Animals were euthanized after a 16-week treatment, and blood glucose (BG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), urinary albumin excretion rate (AER), serum creatinine (Scr), creatinine clearance rate (Ccr), active glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) levels, kidney hypertrophy index, and renal pathohistology were determined...
March 23, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329447/formation-of-a-multi-ligand-complex-of-bovine-serum-albumin-with-retinol-resveratrol-and-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-for-the-protection-of-bioactive-components
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Yi Wu, Hao Cheng, Yantao Chen, Lingyun Chen, Zheng Fang, Li Liang
Clarification of the interaction mechanisms between proteins and bioactive components is important to develop effective carriers for encapsulation and protection of bioactive components. Bovine serum albumin (BSA), a globular protein in serum and milk, contains multiple sites to bind a variety of low-molecular-weight molecules, forming protein-mono-ligand complexes. In this study, the interactions of BSA with retinol, resveratrol and/or (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) were investigated by using fluorescence, circular dichroism and molecular docking techniques...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329340/baseline-characteristics-of-participants-in-the-aspree-aspirin-in-reducing-events-in-the-elderly-study
#5
John J McNeil, Robyn L Woods, Mark R Nelson, Anne M Murray, Christopher M Reid, Brenda Kirpach, Elsdon Storey, Raj C Shah, Rory S Wolfe, Andrew M Tonkin, Anne B Newman, Jeff D Williamson, Jessica E Lockery, Karen L Margolis, Michael E Ernst, Walter P Abhayaratna, Nigel Stocks, Sharyn M Fitzgerald, Ruth E Trevaks, Suzanne G Orchard, Lawrence J Beilin, Geoffrey A Donnan, Peter Gibbs, Colin I Johnston, Richard H Grimm
Background: There are no primary prevention trials of aspirin with relevant geriatric outcomes in elderly people. ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) is a placebo-controlled trial of low-dose aspirin that will determine whether 5 years of daily 100-mg enteric-coated aspirin extends disability-free and dementia-free life in a healthy elderly population and whether these benefits outweigh the risks. Methods: Set in primary care, this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial has a composite primary endpoint of death, incident dementia or persistent physical disability...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329314/sirt1-polymorphisms-and-serum-induced-sirt1-protein-expression-in-aging-and-frailty-the-champ-study
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Shajjia Razi, Victoria C Cogger, Marina Kennerson, Vicky L Benson, Aisling C McMahon, Fiona M Blyth, David J Handelsman, Markus J Seibel, Vasant Hirani, Vasikaran Naganathan, Louise Waite, Rafael de Cabo, Robert G Cumming, David G Le Couteur
The nutrient sensing protein, SIRT1 influences aging and nutritional interventions such as caloric restriction in animals, however, the role of SIRT1 in human aging remains unclear. Here, the role of SIRT1 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and serum-induced SIRT1 protein expression (a novel assay that detects circulating factors that influence SIRT1 expression in vitro) were studied in the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP), a prospective cohort of community dwelling men aged 70 years and older...
March 14, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329121/very-low-calorie-diets-for-weight-loss-in-obese-older-adults-a-randomized-trial
#7
Cilla J Haywood, Luke A Prendergast, Katrina Purcell, Lauren Le Fevre, Wen Kwang Lim, Mary Galea, Joseph Proietto
Background: Obesity contributes to disability in older adults, and this is offset by weight loss and exercise. Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCDs) achieve rapid weight loss; however, these have not been rigorously evaluated in older people. Methods: A randomized trial was conducted from August 2012 through December 2015. The intervention was 12 weeks of thrice weekly exercise combined with either healthy eating advice (Ex/HE), hypocaloric diet (Ex/Diet), or VLCD (Ex/VLCD)...
February 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329027/prevalence-and-predictors-for-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease-c-acld-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-delta-virus-hdv-infection
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Ingrid Couto, Marilu Victoria, Valdiléa G Veloso, Lorena Rodrigues, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Marcus Lacerda, Flamir Victoria, Hugo Perazzo
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictor factors for compensated advanced chronic liver disease (c-ACLD) in patients with hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infection. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive HDV-infected patients defined by positive anti-HDV. Patients with hepatitis C coinfection, liver transplantation or presence of conditions that limit liver (LSM) or spleen stiffness measurement (SSM) were excluded. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, SSM and LSM by transient elastography (FibroScan®) were performed at the same day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328867/astragaloside-iv-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-kidney-injury-through-down-regulating-cytokines-ccr5-and-p-erk-and-elevating-anti-oxidative-ability
#9
Wei Zhou, Yi Chen, Xingyu Zhang
BACKGROUND Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) has been shown to prevent ischemia-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) in rat models of ischemia and reperfusion. However, the effects of AS-IV on AKI during sepsis and endotoxinemia is unclear. The current study aimed to investigate the effects and molecular mechanisms of AS-IV on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced AKI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Adult male CD-1 mice were randomly assigned into 6 groups (n=8/group): control group: mice were intraperitoneally (i.p.) injected with normal saline; LPS group (10 mg/kg, i...
March 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328780/using-albumin-and-prealbumin-to-assess-nutritional-status
#10
Susan H Smith
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April 2017: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328710/fatty-acid-saturation-of-albumin-used-in-resuscitation-fluids-modulates-cell-damage-in-shock-in-vitro-results-using-a-novel-technique-to-measure-fatty-acid-binding-capacity
#11
Alexander H Penn, Michael A Dubick, Ivo P Torres Filho
The use of albumin for resuscitation has not proven as beneficial in human trials as expected from numerous animal studies. One explanation could be the practice of adding fatty acid (FA) during manufacture of pharmaceutical albumin. During ischemia, unbound free FAs (FFA) in the circulation could potentially induce cellular damage. We hypothesized that albumins with higher available binding capacities (ABC) for FFAs may prevent that damage. Therefore, we developed a technique to measure ABC, determined if pharmaceutical human serum albumin (HSA) has decreased ABC compared to FA-free bovine serum albumin (BSA), and if binding capacity would affect hemolysis when blood is mixed with exogenous FFA at levels similar to those observed in shock...
March 21, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328681/predictors-of-mortality-following-emergency-general-surgery-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-risk-calculator
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Ivy N Haskins, Patrick J Maluso, Mary E Schroeder, Richard L Amdur, Khashayar Vaziri, Samir Agarwal, Babak Sarani
BACKGROUND: The complex nature of current morbidity and mortality predictor models do not lend themselves to clinical application at the bedside of patients undergoing emergency general surgery (EGS). Our aim was to develop a simplified risk calculator for prediction of early postoperative mortality following EGS. STUDY DESIGN: EGS cases other than appendectomy and cholecystectomy were identified within the American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database from 2005-2014...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327436/investigating-the-affinity-of-bde154-and-3oh-bde154-with-hsa-experimental-and-simulation-validation
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Wu Yang, Lulu Yang, Zhongsheng Yi, Zhiwei Wu, Jinfang Nie, Aiqian Zhang
The physicochemical properties of polybrominated diphenyl ethers are important for modeling their transport, but these data are often missing. Here, satisfactory bioactivity results were obtained using human serum albumin as the carrier, 2,2',4,4',5,6'-hexabromodiphenyl ether (BDE154) and 3-hydroxy-2,2',4,4', 5,6'-hexabromodiphenyl ether (3OH-BDE154) as the ligands, using UV-visible absorbance, fluorescence, circular dichroism, molecular docking, and molecular dynamics methods. The interactions between human serum albumin and BDE154 or 3OH-BDE154 were verified, consistent with the static quenching procedure...
March 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327102/higher-plasma-transforming-growth-factor-tgf-%C3%AE-is-associated-with-kidney-disease-in-older-community-dwelling-adults
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Tapan Mehta, Petra Buzkova, Jorge R Kizer, Luc Djousse, Michel Chonchol, Kenneth J Mukamal, Michael Shlipak, Joachim H Ix, Diana Jalal
BACKGROUND: TGF-β is induced in the vasculature with aging suggesting that high plasma TGF-β levels may be a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in older adults. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of the association between plasma TGF-β levels and CKD including data for 1722 older adults who had participated in the 1996/97 visit of the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). Prevalent CKD was defined as eGFR < 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) or urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) ≥30 mg/g...
March 21, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326331/effects-of-apolipoprotein-e-isoforms-in-diabetic-nephropathy-of-chinese-type-2-diabetic-patients
#15
YongWei Jiang, Liang Ma, ChengWu Han, Qian Liu, Xiao Cong, YaPing Xu, TingTing Zhao, Ping Li, YongTong Cao
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the major chronic complications of diabetes. Genetic polymorphism of Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) has been proposed to participating in DN. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between ApoE genetic polymorphism and the presence of DN in Chinese type 2 diabetic patients. We studied 845 diabetic patients who were divided into DN group (n = 429) and control group (n = 416). ApoE genotype was determined by ApoE genotyping chip and the plasmatic biochemical characterization was performed on all subjects...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326327/ameliorating-effect-of-gemigliptin-on-renal-injury-in-murine-adriamycin-induced-nephropathy
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Da Rae Kim, Shin Yeong Lee, Jin Sug Kim, Yang Gyun Kim, Ju-Young Moon, Sang Ho Lee, Tae Won Lee, Chun Gyoo Ihm, Kyung Hwan Jeong
Background. Previous studies have shown the antiapoptotic and anti-inflammatory potential of DPP-IV inhibitor in experimental models of renal injury. We tested whether DPP-IV inhibitor (gemigliptin) ameliorates renal injury by suppressing apoptosis, inflammation, and oxidative stress in mice with adriamycin nephropathy. Methods. Mice were treated with normal saline (control), gemigliptin (GM), adriamycin (ADR), or adriamycin combined with gemigliptin (ADR+GM). Apoptosis, inflammation, and oxidative stress were analyzed via western blotting, real-time PCR, light microscopy, and immunofluorescence...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326316/protein-and-metalloprotein-distribution-in-different-varieties-of-beans-phaseolus-vulgaris-l-effects-of-cooking
#17
Aline P Oliveira, Geyssa Ferreira Andrade, Bianca S O Mateó, Juliana Naozuka
Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are among the main sources of protein and minerals. The cooking of the grains is imperative, due to reduction of the effect of some toxic and antinutritional substances, as well as increase of protein digestibility. In this study, the effects of cooking on albumins, globulins, prolamins, and glutelins concentration and determination of Fe associated with proteins for different beans varieties and on phaseolin concentration in common and black beans were evaluated. Different extractant solutions (water, NaCl, ethanol, and NaOH) were used for extracting albumins, globulins, prolamins, and glutelins, respectively...
2017: International journal of food science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326205/shigella-sonnei-bacteremia-presenting-with-profound-hepatic-dysfunction
#18
Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Andrew Rettew, Bilal Shaikh, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Anthony Donato
Worldwide, Shigellosis is a significant public health issue, associated with nearly one million deaths annually. About half a million cases of Shigella infection are reported annually in the United States. Shigella bacteremia is uncommon and generally seen in children and immunocompromised adults. We present a case of a Shigella sonnei bacteremia with marked hepatic derangement in a 27-year-old previously healthy homosexual male with history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, who presented to the emergency room with a 4-day history of loose watery stool, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, and yellow skin of 2-day duration...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325740/proximal-tubulopathy-prime-mover-and-key-therapeutic-target-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
#19
Richard E Gilbert
The current view of diabetic kidney disease, based on meticulously acquired ultrastructural morphometry and the utility of measuring plasma creatinine and urinary albumin, has been almost entirely focused on the glomerulus. While clearly of great importance, changes in the glomerulus are not the major determinant of renal prognosis in diabetes and may not be the primary event in the development of diabetic kidney disease either. Indeed, advances in biomarker discovery and a greater appreciation of tubulointerstitial histopathology and the role of tubular hypoxia in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease have given us pause to reconsider the current "glomerulocentric" paradigm and focus attention on the proximal tubule that by virtue of the high energy requirements and reliance on aerobic metabolism render it particularly susceptible to the derangements of the diabetic state...
April 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324859/bovine-serum-albumin-as-an-effective-sensitivity-enhancer-for-peptide-based-amperometric-biosensor-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-prostate-specific-antigen
#20
Zhongxue Tang, Yuanyuan Fu, Zhanfang Ma
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) was firstly implemented as an effective sensitivity enhancer for a peptide-based amperometric biosensor for the ultrasensitive detection of prostate specific antigen (PSA). A porous and conductive substrate of chitosan-lead ferrocyanide-(poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride)-graphene oxide) was in-situ generated on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE), in which Pb2[Fe(CN)6] served as a novel redox species with strong current signal at -0.46 V (vs. Ag/AgCl). Poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride)-graphene oxide was applied to improve conductivity of the substrate...
March 16, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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