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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527697/antibiotics-induce-mitonuclear-protein-imbalance-but-fail-to-inhibit-respiration-and-nutrient-activation-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Jaime Santo-Domingo, Isabelle Chareyron, Charlotte Broenimann, Steve Lassueur, Andreas Wiederkehr
Chloramphenicol and several other antibiotics targeting bacterial ribosomes inhibit mitochondrial protein translation. Inhibition of mitochondrial protein synthesis leads to mitonuclear protein imbalance and reduced respiratory rates as confirmed here in HeLa and PC12 cells. Unexpectedly, respiration in INS-1E insulinoma cells and primary human islets was unaltered in the presence of chloramphenicol. Resting respiratory rates and glucose stimulated acceleration of respiration were also not lowered when a range of antibiotics including, thiamphenicol, streptomycin, gentamycin and doxycycline known to interfere with bacterial protein synthesis were tested...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525364/ogtt-1h-serum-c-peptide-to-plasma-glucose-concentration-ratio-is-more-related-to-beta-cell-function-and-diabetes-mellitus
#2
Hongmei Zhang, Bingxian Bian, Fan Hu, Qing Su
Objective To clarify the association between C-peptide index and pancreatic beta cell function and diabetes.Materials and methods We carried out a retrospective analysis of 1021 patients aged 27 to 80 without diabetes from January 2012 to January 2016. All subjects underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test. Blood samples were drawn at 0, 30, 60, 120 and 180 min after the glucose load. Plasma glucose concentrations, serum insulin levels, C-peptide levels, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), and other biochemical indicators were determined...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522995/dysbiosis-of-intestinal-microbiota-and-decreased-antimicrobial-peptide-level-in-paneth-cells-during-hypertriglyceridemia-related-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis-in-rats
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Chunlan Huang, Jing Chen, Jingjing Wang, Hui Zhou, Yingying Lu, Lihong Lou, Junyuan Zheng, Ling Tian, Xingpeng Wang, Zhongwei Cao, Yue Zeng
Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) aggravates the course of acute pancreatitis (AP). Intestinal barrier dysfunction is implicated in the pathogenesis of AP during which dysbiosis of intestinal microbiota contributes to the dysfunction in intestinal barrier. However, few studies focus on the changes in intestine during HTG-related acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP). Here, we investigated the changes in intestinal microbiota and Paneth cell antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in HTG-related ANP (HANP) in rats. Rats fed a high-fat diet to induce HTG and ANP was induced by retrograde injection of 3...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520575/predictors-of-bile-tree-pathology-in-patients-presenting-with-gallbladder-disease
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Mahmoud A Rahal, Mohammad O Rammal, Walid Karaoui, Ali Hallal, Hani Tamim, Yasser Shaib
BACKGROUND: Patients with gallstone disease can present with elevated liver function tests (LFTs). It is often challenging to differentiate those with a common bile duct (CBD) stone from those without a CBD stone on the basis of the LFTs levels. In this study, we aim to evaluate the predictors of a CBD stones among patients presenting with symptomatic gallbladder disease and elevated LFTs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined all patients who had undergone a cholecystectomy between January 2010 and December 2015...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516251/-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-diagnostics-and-new-treatment-principles
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U Kassner, M Dippel, E Steinhagen-Thiessen
Severe hypertriglyceridemia is defined at a plasma triglyceride (TG) concentration of >885 mg/dl and may result - in particular when clinical symptoms appear before the age of 40 - from "large variant" mutations in genes which influence the function of the lipoprotein lipase (LPL). For diagnosis, secondary factors have to be excluded and treated before further genetic tests are considered. Typical symptoms in almost all patients are recurrent, sometimes severe abdominal pain attacks, which can result in acute pancreatitis, the most important, sometimes life-threatening complication...
May 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512155/functional-high-intensity-training-improves-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Stephan Nieuwoudt, Ciarán E Fealy, Julie A Foucher, Amanda R Scelsi, Steven K Malin, Mangesh R Pagadala, Michael Rocco, Bartolome Burguera, John P Kirwan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is characterized by reductions in β-cell function and insulin secretion on the background of elevated insulin resistance. Aerobic exercise has been shown to improve β-cell function, despite a subset of T2D patients displaying "exercise resistance". Further investigations into the effectiveness of alternate forms of exercise on β-cell function in the T2D patient population are needed. We examined the effect of a novel 6-week CrossFit™ Functional High Intensity Training (F-HIT) intervention on β-cell function in 12 sedentary adults with clinically diagnosed T2D (54±2 years, 166±16 mg/dL fasting glucose)...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507444/antibodies-against-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-and-indices-of-insulin-resistance-and-insulin-secretion-in-nondiabetic-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
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Carlos O Mendivil, Freddy Jk Toloza, Maria L Ricardo-Silgado, Martha C Morales-Álvarez, Jose O Mantilla-Rivas, Jairo A Pinzón-Cortés, Hernán N Lemus
BACKGROUND: Autoimmunity against insulin-producing beta cells from pancreatic islets is a common phenomenon in type 1 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. Some reports have also related beta-cell autoimmunity to insulin resistance (IR) in type 2 diabetes. However, the extent to which autoimmunity against components of beta cells is present and relates to IR and insulin secretion in nondiabetic adults is uncertain. AIM: To explore the association between antibodies against glutamic acid decarboxylase (GADA), a major antigen from beta cells, and indices of whole-body IR and beta-cell capacity/insulin secretion in adults who do not have diabetes...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487511/a-local-counter-regulatory-motif-modulates-the-global-phase-of-hormonal-oscillations
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Dong-Ho Park, Taegeun Song, Danh-Tai Hoang, Jin Xu, Junghyo Jo
Counter-regulatory elements maintain dynamic equilibrium ubiquitously in living systems. The most prominent example, which is critical to mammalian survival, is that of pancreatic α and β cells producing glucagon and insulin for glucose homeostasis. These cells are not found in a single gland but are dispersed in multiple micro-organs known as the islets of Langerhans. Within an islet, these two reciprocal cell types interact with each other and with an additional cell type: the δ cell. By testing all possible motifs governing the interactions of these three cell types, we found that a unique set of positive/negative intra-islet interactions between different islet cell types functions not only to reduce the superficially wasteful zero-sum action of glucagon and insulin but also to enhance/suppress the synchronization of hormone secretions between islets under high/normal glucose conditions...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487437/hypoglycemic-effect-of-combined-ghrelin-and-glucagon-receptor-blockade
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Bharath K Mani, Aki Uchida, Young Lee, Sherri Osborne-Lawrence, Maureen J Charron, Roger H Unger, Eric D Berglund, Jeffrey M Zigman
Glucagon receptor (GcgR) blockade has been proposed as an alternative to insulin monotherapy for treating Type 1 diabetes mellitus since deletion or inhibition of GcgRs corrects hyperglycemia in diabetic models. The factors regulating glycemia in a setting devoid of insulin and glucagon function remain unclear, but may include the hormone ghrelin. Not only is ghrelin release controlled by glucose, but also ghrelin has many actions that can raise or reduce falls in blood glucose. Here, we tested the hypothesis that ghrelin rises to minimize hypoglycemia in the absence of glucagon function...
May 9, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487308/pancreatic-metastasis-from-an-osseous-solitary-fibrous-tumour
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Jennifer Sue Colvin, Gareth Morris-Stiff, Michael Cruise, Andrei Purysko
A 73-year-old man presented with a right-sided chest wall mass that showed an epitheloid neoplasm with mild cytologic atypia on core needle biopsy. He underwent surgical resection, and final pathology revealed solitary fibrous tumour/hemangiopericytoma with negative margins. Three years after surgical resection, the patient presented with fatigue, abdominal pain, weight loss and mildly elevated liver function tests. Further workup revealed a 1.2 cm hypervascular mass in the neck of the pancreas. This case report summarises the surgical treatment and outcomes for a patient who presented with this rare tumour...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484968/a-practical-review-of-c-peptide-testing-in-diabetes
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REVIEW
Emma Leighton, Christopher Ar Sainsbury, Gregory C Jones
C-peptide is a widely used measure of pancreatic beta cell function. It is produced in equimolar amounts to endogenous insulin but is excreted at a more constant rate over a longer time. Methods of estimation include urinary and unstimulated and stimulated serum sampling. Modern assays detect levels of c-peptide which can be used to guide diabetes diagnosis and management. We explore the evidence behind the various tests available. We recommend the glucagon stimulation c-peptide testing owing to its balance of sensitivity and practicality...
May 8, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482383/-efficacy-of-continuous-blood-purification-in-treatment-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis-in-children
#12
Y Zhu, Y Cui, Y C Zhang, H J Miao, F Wang, R X Chen, Q F Rong
Objective: To explore the therapeutic role of bedside continuous blood purification(CBP) in children with severe acute pancreatitis(SAP). Method: The clinical and laboratory data of 11 children with SAP who were admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of Shanghai Children's Hospital from June 2013 to May 2016 were analyzed, including using pediatric critical illness score (PCIS) and pediatric risk of score mortality (PRISM)-Ⅲ score to assessing the severity of the disease.For those patients with severe organ dysfunction, CBP treatment was used when conventional therapy was not efficient...
May 4, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480147/effect-of-the-molecular-weight-of-water-soluble-chitosan-on-its-fat-cholesterol-binding-capacities-and-inhibitory-activities-to-pancreatic-lipase
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Qiu Jin, Huahua Yu, Xueqin Wang, Kecheng Li, Pengcheng Li
BACKGROUND: Obesity has become a worldwide burden to public health in recent decades. Given that obesity is caused by an imbalance between caloric intake and expenditure, and that dietary fat is the most important energy source of all macronutrients (by providing the most calories), a valuable strategy for obesity treatment and prevention is to block fat absorption via the gastrointestinal pathway. In this study, the fat- and cholesterol-binding capacities and the inhibition of pancreatic lipase by water-soluble chitosan (WSC) with different weight-average molecular weight (Mw) were tested and compared in vitro, in order to determine the anti-obesity effects of WSC and the influence of its Mw...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477403/micro-rna-21-regulates-cancer-associated-fibroblast-mediated-frug-resistance-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Lulin Zhang, Jun Yao, Wenyao Li, Ce Zhang
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the leading cause of cancer death due to its highly aggressive biological nature and resistance to chemotherapies. Former study also indicated that miR-21 in cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) is an important regulator of their activation. However, whether miR-21 in CAFs would regulate PDAC's tumor microenvironment and leading to drug resistance remain unknown. In this study, we evaluated the relationship among CAFs activation, miR-21 expression level and drug resistance using PDAC patient tumor samples...
May 5, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476308/magnetic-resonance-elastography-of-the-pancreas-measurement-reproducibility-and-relationship-with-age
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Arunark Kolipaka, Samuel Schroeder, Xiaokui Mo, Zarine Shah, Phil A Hart, Darwin L Conwell
PURPOSE: To determine magnetic resonance elastography (MRE)-derived stiffness of pancreas in healthy volunteers with emphasis on: 1) short term and midterm repeatability; and 2) variance as a function of age. METHODS: Pancreatic MRE was performed on 22 healthy volunteers (age range:20-64years) in a 3T-scanner. For evaluation of reproducibility of stiffness estimates, the scans were repeated per volunteer on the same day (short term) and one month apart (midterm)...
May 2, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475862/high-resolution-genetic-maps-identify-multiple-type-2-diabetes-loci-at-regulatory-hotspots-in-african-americans-and-europeans
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Winston Lau, Toby Andrew, Nikolas Maniatis
Interpretation of results from genome-wide association studies for T2D is challenging. Only very few loci have been replicated in African ancestry populations and the identification of the implicated functional genes remain largely undefined. We used genetic maps that capture detailed linkage disequilibrium information in European and African Americans and applied these to large T2D case-control samples in order to estimate locations for putative functional variants in both populations. Replicated T2D locations were tested for evidence of being regulatory hotspots using adipose expression...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470677/genetic-polymorphisms-associated-with-pancreatic-cancer-survival-a-genome-wide-association-study
#17
Hongwei Tang, Peng Wei, Ping Chang, Yanan Li, Dong Yan, Chang Liu, Manal Hassan, Donghui Li
Previous findings on the association of genetic factors and pancreatic cancer survival are limited and inconsistent. In a two-stage study, we analyzed the existing genome-wide association study dataset of 868 pancreatic cancer patients from MD Anderson Cancer Center in relation to overall survival using Cox regression. Top hits were selected for replication in another 820 patients from the same institution using the Taqman genotyping method. Functional annotation, pathway analysis, and gene expression analysis were conducted using existing software and databases...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470672/stimulation-of-vascularization-of-a-subcutaneous-scaffold-applicable-for-pancreatic-islet-transplantation-enhances-immediate-post-transplant-islet-graft-function-but-not-long-term-normoglycemia
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Alexandra M Smink, Li Shiri, Daniël H Swart, Don T Hertsig, Bart J de Haan, Jan A A M Kamps, Leendert Schwab, Aart A van Apeldoorn, Eelco de Koning, Marijke M Faas, Jonathan R T Lakey, Paul de Vos
The liver as transplantation site for pancreatic islets is associated with significant loss of islets, which can be prevented by grafting in a prevascularized, subcutaneous scaffold. Supporting vascularization of a scaffold to limit the period of ischemia is challenging and was developed here by applying liposomes for controlled release of angiogenic factors. The angiogenic capacity of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF), and basic FGF (bFGF) were compared in a tube formation assay...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468959/dominant-er-stress-inducing-wfs1-mutations-underlie-a-genetic-syndrome-of-neonatal-infancy-onset-diabetes-congenital-sensorineural-deafness-and-congenital-cataracts
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Elisa De Franco, Sarah E Flanagan, Takuya Yagi, Damien Abreu, Jana Mahadevan, Matthew B Johnson, Garan Jones, Fernanda Acosta, Mphele Mulaudzi, Ngee Lek, Vera Oh, Oliver Petz, Richard Caswell, Sian Ellard, Fumihiko Urano, Andrew T Hattersley
Neonatal diabetes is frequently part of a complex syndrome with extra-pancreatic features: 18 genes causing syndromic neonatal diabetes have been identified to date. There remain patients with neonatal diabetes who have novel genetic syndromes.We performed exome sequencing in a patient and his unrelated, unaffected parents to identify the genetic aetiology of a syndrome characterized by neonatal diabetes, sensorineural deafness and congenital cataracts. Further testing was performed in 311 patients with diabetes diagnosed before 1 year of age in whom all known genetic causes had been excluded...
May 3, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468577/abc-gene-expression-profiles-have-clinical-importance-and-possibly-form-a-new-hallmark-of-cancer
#20
Pavel Dvorak, Martin Pesta, Pavel Soucek
Adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette proteins constitute a large family of active transporters through extracellular and intracellular membranes. Increased drug efflux based on adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette protein activity is related to the development of cancer cell chemoresistance. Several articles have focused on adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette gene expression profiles (signatures), based on the expression of all 49 human adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette genes, in individual tumor types and reported connections to established clinicopathological features...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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