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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932156/possible-interaction-between-visfatin-periodontal-infection-and-other-systemic-diseases-a-brief-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Mojtaba Bayani, Mohammad Pourali, Mohammad Keivan
Gingivitis and periodontitis are common bacterial infections caused by a variety of microorganisms. Despite the microorganisms' roles as etiologic agents, inflammation-induced substances also have crucial parts in the loss of connective tissue and the supporting alveolar bone. Visfatin is a pleiotropic mediator, which acts as growth factor, cytokine, and pre-B-cell colony-enhancing factor. A positive correlation was detected between the serum/plasma levels of visfatin and inflammatory disorders such as diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease...
July 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932039/oral-focal-mucinosis-of-posterior-maxilla
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Kumar Nilesh, Huzaifa S Kothi, Rahul Patil, R C Pramod
Oral focal mucinosis (OFM) is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by myxoid degeneration of submucosal connective tissue. It usually presents as gingival or mucosal overgrowth. Due to its uncommon occurrence and lack of pathognomonic clinical or radiological features, diagnosis mainly relies on histopathological evaluation. The paper reports a rare case of large OFM in a 58-year-old female patient involving the posterior maxilla and hard palate. Diagnosis of the lesion was established based on histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929384/roles-of-dietary-glycine-proline-and-hydroxyproline-in-collagen-synthesis-and-animal-growth
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Peng Li, Guoyao Wu
Glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline (Hyp) contribute to 57% of total amino acids (AAs) in collagen, which accounts for one-third of proteins in animals. As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen is essential to maintain the normal structure and strength of connective tissue, such as bones, skin, cartilage, and blood vessels. Mammals, birds, and fish can synthesize: (1) glycine from threonine, serine, choline, and Hyp; (2) proline from arginine; and (3) Hyp from proline residues in collagen, in a cell- and tissue-specific manner...
September 20, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927757/connective-tissue-growth-factor-regulates-transition-of-primary-bronchial-fibroblasts-to-myofibroblasts-in-asthmatic-subjects
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Katarzyna Wójcik-Pszczoła, Bogdan Jakieła, Hanna Plutecka, Paulina Koczurkiewicz, Zbigniew Madeja, Marta Michalik, Marek Sanak
Fibroblast to myofibroblast transition (FMT) contributes to bronchial wall remodelling in persistent asthma. Among other numerous factors involved, transforming growth factor type β (TGF-β) plays a pivotal role. Recently it has been demonstrated that connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), a matricellular protein, combines with TGF-β in the pathomechanism of many fibrotic disorders. However, it is not clear whether this interaction takes place in asthma as well. Primary cultures of human bronchial fibroblasts from asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects were used to investigate the impact of CTGF and TGF-β1 on the fibroblast to myofibroblast transition...
September 15, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927258/a-proteomics-based-approach-reveals-differential-regulation-of-visceral-adipose-tissue-proteins-between-metabolically-healthy-and-unhealthy-obese-patients
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Assim A Alfadda, Afshan Masood, Mohammed Y Al-Naami, Pierre Chaurand, Hicham Benabdelkamel
Obesity and the metabolic disorders that constitute metabolic syndrome are a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Nonetheless, the changes in the proteins and the underlying molecular pathways involved in the relevant pathogenesis are poorly understood.In this study a proteomic analysis of the visceral adipose tissue isolated from metabolically healthy and unhealthy obese patients was used to identify presence of altered pathway(s) leading to metabolic dysfunction. Samples were obtained from 18 obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery and were subdivided into two groups based on the presence or absence of comorbidities as defined by the International Diabetes Federation...
September 20, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926478/characterization-of-spontaneous-hydrocephalus-development-in-the-young-atherosclerosis-prone-mice
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Chuanguo Liu, Guorong Li, Pingping Wang, Yan Wang, Jie Pan
Little has been reported on whether abnormal lipid metabolism affects hydrocephalus, although congenital malformations and infectious diseases are major causal factors for hydrocephalus development. In a study on the pathogenesis of atherogenesis in mice, we unexpectedly discovered that hydrocephalus occurred in partial apolipoptotein E (apoE) and low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) double-knockout (apoE/LDLR) mice fed either chow or a high-fat and high-cholesterol diet between the ages of 4 and 12 weeks...
September 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923642/pancreas-transplantation-is-feasible-in-donors-with-shprintzen-goldberg-syndrome
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A Zanetti-Yabur, T Butler, J P Rocca, J A Graham
Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome (SGS) is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder. To date, this report is the first account of a successful pancreas transplantation from an SGS donor. The similarity of the outcomes from previous year-on-year pancreas transplantations at the same center demonstrates promising results. Increasing awareness of the utilization of donors with SGS may promote expansion of center-specific criteria for organ acceptance. Therefore, every consideration should be given for use of organs from donors with this genetic abnormality because there is no evidence to suggest poorer allograft viability...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921728/undifferentiated-connective-tissue-diseases-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-an-undervalued-association
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REVIEW
Arsenio Spinillo, Fausta Beneventi, Roberto Caporali, Veronique Ramoni, Carlomaurizio Montecucco
Undifferentiated connective tissue diseases (UCTDs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by symptoms and signs suggestive of systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (ARD), but which do not fulfill all the established criteria for definite diagnosis of a condition. Although a third of UCTDs can progress to a definite ARD within months or years, most UCTDs can remain stable for years with minimal disease activity. The annual incidence of UCTD in the general population ranges from 14 to 140 per 100 000 people...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918831/a-comparative-analysis-of-serum-igg4-levels-in-patients-with-igg4-related-disease-and-other-disorders
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Li Wang, Xinmin Chu, Yan Ma, Min Zhang, Xue Wang, Li Jin, Zhen Tan, Xiangpei Li, Xiaomei Li
OBJECTIVE: Elevated serum IgG4 levels are an important hallmark for diagnosing IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) but can also be found and reported in other diseases. The present study intended to compare the serum IgG4 levels in both IgG4-RD and non-IgG4-RD and determine the serum IgG4 levels in patients with IgG4-RD before and after glucocorticoid therapy. METHODS: The study included 323 patients from Anhui Medical University Affiliated Provincial Hospital (China) and was conducted from July 2014-January 2016...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912184/inflammatory-cardiomyopathic-syndromes
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REVIEW
Barry H Trachtenberg, Joshua M Hare
Inflammatory activation occurs in nearly all forms of myocardial injury. In contrast, inflammatory cardiomyopathies refer to a diverse group of disorders in which inflammation of the heart (or myocarditis) is the proximate cause of myocardial dysfunction, causing injury that can range from a fully recoverable syndrome to one that leads to chronic remodeling and dilated cardiomyopathy. The most common cause of inflammatory cardiomyopathies in developed countries is lymphocytic myocarditis most commonly caused by a viral pathogenesis...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910817/the-lung-in-dysregulated-states-of-humoral-immunity
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Yurdagül Uzunhan, Florence Jeny, Marianne Kambouchner, Morgane Didier, Diane Bouvry, Hilario Nunes, Jean-François Bernaudin, Dominique Valeyre
In common variable immunodeficiency, lung manifestations are related to different mechanisms: recurrent pneumonias due to encapsulated bacteria responsible for diffuse bronchiectasis, diffuse infiltrative pneumonia with various patterns, and lymphomas, mostly B cell extranodal non-Hodgkin type. The diagnosis relies on significant serum Ig deficiency and the exclusion of any primary or secondary cause. Histopathology may be needed. Immunoglobulin (IgG) replacement is crucial to prevent infections and bronchiectasis...
September 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906340/contemporary-approach-to-joint-hypermobility-and-related-disorders
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Marco Castori, Alan Hakim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Joint hypermobility is a common, although largely ignored physical sign. Joint hypermobility is often asymptomatic but may be a feature of an underlying genetic disorder with systemic manifestations. The present article presents a comprehensive approach to considering joint hypermobility and clinically related issues in children and adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is an umbrella term for various Mendelian connective tissue disorders sharing joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility, and tissue fragility...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906206/anatomical-characteristics-of-the-styloid-process-in-internal-carotid-artery-dissection-case-control-study
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José M Amorim, Daniela Pereira, Marta G Rodrigues, José Beato-Coelho, Margarida Lopes, André Cunha, Sofia Figueiredo, Mafalda Mendes-Pinto, Carla Ferreira, João Sargento-Freitas, Sérgio Castro, João Pinho
Introduction Pathophysiology of cervical artery dissection is complex and poorly understood. In addition to well-known causative and predisposing factors, including major trauma and monogenic connective tissue disorders, morphological characteristics of the styloid process have been recently recognized as a possible risk factor for cervical internal carotid artery dissection. Aims To study the association of the anatomical characteristics of styloid process with internal carotid artery dissection. Methods Retrospective, multicenter, case-control study of patients with internal carotid artery dissection and age- and sex-matched controls...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904690/-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-in-african-black-study-of-7-cases-in-gabon-and-review-of-the-literature
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Landry Missounga, Josaphat Iba Ba, Ingrid Rosalie Nseng Nseng Ondo, Maria Ines Carine Nziengui Madjinou, Doris Malekou, Emeline Gracia Mouendou Mouloungui, Emmanuel Ecke Nzengue, Jean Bruno Boguikouma, Moussavou Kombila
The literature reports that mixed connective tissue disease seems more frequent in the black population and among Asians. This study aims to determine the prevalence of mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) among connective tissue disorders and all rheumatologic pathologies in a hospital population in Gabon as well as to describe the clinical features of this disease. We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing the medical records of patients treated for mixed connective tissue disease (Kasukawa criteria) and other entities of connective tissue disorders (ACR criteria) in the Division of Rheumatology at the University Hospital in Libreville between January 2010 and December 2015...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904445/epidemiology-of-peripheral-neuropathy-an-indian-perspective
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REVIEW
Sweety Trivedi, Alak Pandit, Goutam Ganguly, Shyamal Kumar Das
Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a common disorder and presents as diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to physicians and neurologists. In epidemiological studies from India from various regions the overall prevalence of PN varied from 5 to 2400 per 10,000 population in various community studies. India is composed of a multiethnic, multicultural population who are exposed to different adverse environmental factors such as arsenic and lead. Use of different chemotherapeutic agents with propensity to affect peripheral nerves, increasing methods of diagnosis of connective tissue disorders and use of immunomodulating drugs, growing aging population is expected to change the spectrum and burden of peripheral neuropathy in the community...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893708/ex-vivo-reconstruction-and-autotransplantation-for-hilar-renal-artery-aneurysms-in-patients-with-congenital-anomalies
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Jaiyeola Adeyemi, Jacob Johnson, Yevgeniy Rits, A George Akingba, Jeffrey Rubin
Renal artery aneurysms (RAAs) are an uncommon finding but are more often associated with other congenital disorders. The complex (hilar) RAAs constitute a subset of RAAs that present a therapeutic dilemma for the vascular surgeon; because of their anatomic location. This dilemma worsens when hilar RAAs occur with a solitary kidney where organ preservation is vital. Ex-vivo reconstruction with autotransplantation is especially suitable for hilar RAAs, even when they are associated with a solitary kidney. We report two of such cases of RAA's with a solitary kidney in patients with pertinent congenital anomalies...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889026/gnas-mutations-and-heterotopic-ossification
#17
Murat Bastepe
GNAS is a complex imprinted gene encoding the alpha-subunit of the stimulatory heterotrimeric G protein (Gsα). GNAS gives rise to additional gene products that exhibit exclusively maternal or paternal expression, such as XLαs, a large variant of Gsα that shows exclusively paternal expression and is partly identical to the latter. Gsα itself is expressed biallelically in most tissues, although the expression occurs predominantly from the maternal allele in a small set of tissues, such as renal proximal tubules...
September 6, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888937/low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-class-a-domain-containing-4-ldlrad4-promotes-tumorigenesis-of-hepatic-cancer-cells
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Zhenxing Liu, Xin Huo, Shuang Zhao, Jingjing Yang, Wenxia Shi, Lei Jing, Wei Li, Yuyin Li, Long Ma, Yingtang Gao, Aipo Diao
LDLRAD4 was previously identified and shown to be connected with psychiatric disorders. The structure of LDLRAD4 protein is similar to that of TMEPAI protein, which is overexpressed in many tumors. However, it is still unknown whether LDLRAD4 is involved in tumorigenesis. In this study, the potential role of LDLRAD4 in tumorigenesis was investigated. LDLRAD4 is elevated in hepatic cancer cells and tumor tissues, and expression of LDLRAD4 promotes hepatic cancer cell HepG2 and SMMC-7721 proliferation and migration...
September 6, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886342/a-genome-wide-association-study-of-dupuytren-disease-reveals-17-additional-variants-implicated-in-fibrosis
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Michael Ng, Dipti Thakkar, Lorraine Southam, Paul Werker, Roel Ophoff, Kerstin Becker, Michael Nothnagel, Andre Franke, Peter Nürnberg, Ana Isabel Espirito-Santo, David Izadi, Hans Christian Hennies, Jagdeep Nanchahal, Eleftheria Zeggini, Dominic Furniss
Individuals with Dupuytren disease (DD) are commonly seen by physicians and surgeons across multiple specialties. It is an increasingly common and disabling fibroproliferative disorder of the palmar fascia, which leads to flexion contractures of the digits, and is associated with other tissue-specific fibroses. DD affects between 5% and 25% of people of European descent and is the most common inherited disease of connective tissue. We undertook the largest GWAS to date in individuals with a surgically validated diagnosis of DD from the UK, with replication in British, Dutch, and German individuals...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884741/-the-nephroprotective-potential-of-peloid-therapy-used-for-the-rehabilitation-of-the-patients-presenting-with-chronic-pyelonephritis
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E I Slobodian, N N Kaladze, A L Govdaliuk, E I Kulik
This review article presents the data on the mechanism of action of peloid therapy from the perspective of its defibrosing effect, the structure and functions of the extracellular matrix under the normal and pathological conditions. In addition, role of this treatment modality in the progression of tubulointerstitial fibrosis which determines the severity and prognosis of chronic pyelonephritis is considered. The researchers are currently carry out the extensive studies aimed at the search of the methods for the primary and secondary prevention of chronic pyelonephritis...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
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