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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140126/new-insights-into-the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#1
Dong-Bo Wu, Meng-Lan Wang, En-Qiang Chen, Hong Tang
In addition to being crucial for host immune defense, vitamin D is involved in cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, inflammation, invasion and metastasis, angiogenesis and micro-RNA modulation. To date, clinical studies have demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency is common not only in patients with chronic liver diseases but also in those with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Experimental studies have also demonstrated that vitamin D and its receptors are related to the occurrence of HCC and the prognoses of patients with HCC...
November 15, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138801/vitamin-d-receptor-activation-influences-the-erk-pathway-and-protects-against-neurological-deficits-and-neuronal-death
#2
Jie Yuan, Xin Guo, Zhengang Liu, Xiuqin Zhao, Yan Feng, Sixin Song, Changmeng Cui, Pei Jiang
Previous studies have demonstrated that global cerebral ischemia (GCI) causes neurological deficits and neuronal cell apoptosis. Calcitriol, a biologically active metabolite of vitamin D, exerts its endocrinological influence via nuclear vitamin D receptor. It is being assessed as an emerging therapeutic strategy in models of various medical conditions, including acute brain injury. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of calcitriol on GCI and further refine the potential underlying mechanisms...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136775/high-parathyroid-hormone-concentration-in-tenofovir-treated-patients-are-due-to-inhibition-of-calcium-sensing-receptor-activity
#3
Alessandra Mingione, Katia Maruca, Federica Chiappori, Francesca Pivari, Caterina Brasacchio, Tiziana Quirino, Ivan Merelli, Laura Soldati, Paolo Bonfanti, Stefano Mora
Bone health impairment is a common finding in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral treatment. High serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentration in patients on antiretroviral treatment containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) has been reported. Hyperparathyroidism was not always sustained by a reduction in vitamin D concentration. We thus hypothesized a direct inhibitory effect of TDF on the Calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), leading to hyperparathyroidism. Human embryonic kidney cells were transfected with CASR wild-type gene or mutated in different sites (N124K, T1051G, C788T, T888M)...
November 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136005/a-17-molecule-set-as-a-predictor-of-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-in-esophageal-cancer
#4
Hajime Fujishima, Shoichi Fumoto, Tomotaka Shibata, Kohei Nishiki, Yoshiyuki Tsukamoto, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Masatsugu Moriyama, Norio Shiraishi, Masafumi Inomata
BACKGROUND: Recently, neoadjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (NAC-DCF) was identified as a novel strong regimen with a high rate of pathological complete response (pCR) in advanced esophageal cancer in Japan. Predicting pCR will contribute to the therapeutic strategy and the prevention of surgical invasion. However, a predictor of pCR after NAC-DCF has not yet been developed. The aim of this study was to identify a novel predictor of pCR in locally advanced esophageal cancer treated with NAC-DCF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128634/vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-polymorphisms-are-associated-to-spontaneous-preterm-birth-and-maternal-aspects
#5
N R Javorski, C A D Lima, L V C Silva, S Crovella, J de Azêvedo Silva
Preterm birth (PTB) is featured by less than 37weeks of gestational age or fewer than 259days since the first day from the last menstrual period. Complications of PTB are the major cause of neonatal deaths, several factors are linked to PTB increased risk including immunological and genetics. Vitamin D plays an important role in immune response modulation and its action occurs through the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which recently has been described as overexpressed in human placenta during the pregnancy. Herein we assessed two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) FokI (rs2228570 A>G) and Cdx-2 (rs11568820 T>C), within VDR, using TaqMan fluorogenic probes, and differential susceptibility to SPTB...
November 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128444/metabolomics-and-gene-expression-analysis-reveal-down-regulation-of-the-citric-acid-tca-cycle-in-non-diabetic-ckd-patients
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Stein Hallan, Maryam Afkarian, Leila R Zelnick, Bryan Kestenbaum, Shoba Sharma, Rintaro Saito, Manjula Darshi, Gregory Barding, Daniel Raftery, Wenjun Ju, Matthias Kretzler, Kumar Sharma, Ian H de Boer
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a public health problem with very high prevalence and mortality. Yet, there is a paucity of effective treatment options, partly due to insufficient knowledge of underlying pathophysiology. We combined metabolomics (GCMS) with kidney gene expression studies to identify metabolic pathways that are altered in adults with non-diabetic stage 3-4 CKD versus healthy adults. Urinary excretion rate of 27 metabolites and plasma concentration of 33 metabolites differed significantly in CKD patients versus controls (estimate range-68% to +113%)...
October 31, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128193/vitamin-d-levels-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-arthralgias-an-analysis-of-cctg-ma-27
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Polly Niravath, Bingshu Chen, Judy-Anne W Chapman, Sandeep K Agarwal, Robert L Welschhans, Tim Bongartz, Krishna R Kalari, Lois E Shepherd, John Bartlett, Kathleen Pritchard, Karen Gelmon, Susan G Hilsenbeck, Mothaffar F Rimawi, C Kent Osborne, Paul E Goss, James N Ingle
BACKGROUND: Approximately half of women taking aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy develop AI-induced arthralgia (AIA), and many might discontinue AI therapy because of the pain. Using plasma samples from the MA.27 study, we assessed several factors potentially associated with AIA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MA.27 is a phase III adjuvant trial comparing 2 AIs, exemestane versus anastrozole. Within an 893-participant nested case-control AIA genome-wide association study, we nested a 72 AIA case-144 control assessment of vitamin D plasma concentrations, corrected for seasonal and geographic variation...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127362/functional-analysis-of-vdr-gene-mutation-r343h-in-a-child-with-vitamin-d-resistant-rickets-with-alopecia
#8
Min-Hua Tseng, Shih-Ming Huang, Fu-Sung Lo, Jing-Long Huang, Chih-Jen Cheng, Hwei-Jen Lee, Shih-Hua Lin
The functional study of different mutations on vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene causing hereditary vitamin D-resistant rickets (HVDRR) remains limited. This study was to determine the VDR mutation and the mechanisms of this mutation-causing phenotype in a family with HVDRR and alopecia. Phenotype was analyzed, and in vitro functional studies were performed. The proband and his affected sister exhibited typical HVDRR with alopecia, and their biochemical and radiographic abnormalities but not alopecia responded to supraphysiological doses of active vitamin D3...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126301/coagulation-testing-in-the-core-laboratory
#9
William E Winter, Sherri D Flax, Neil S Harris
Primary hemostasis begins with endothelial injury. VWF, produced by endothelial cells, binds to platelets and links them to subendothelial collagen. Platelet-derived ADP and thromboxane activate non-adhered platelets via their GPIIb/IIIa receptors, allowing these platelets to participate in platelet aggregation. Secondary hemostasis is initiated with the binding of factor VII to extravascular tissue factor (TF). Factors II, VII, IX and X are vitamin K-dependent factors. The role of vitamin K is to assist in the addition of gamma carboxylate groups to glutamic acids in the "GLA" domains of these factors...
November 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125700/bioavailability-and-pharmacokinetics-of-trpv1-antagonist-mavatrep-jnj-39439335-tablet-and-capsule-formulations-in-healthy-men-two-open-label-crossover-single-dose-phase-1-studies
#10
Prasarn Manitpisitkul, Kevin Shalayda, Lucille Russell, Panna Sanga, Yinka Williams, Bhavna Solanki, Joseph Caruso, John A Moyer
To improve room temperature stability and oral bioavailability of mavatrep (JNJ-39439335, a transient receptor potential vanilloid subtype-1 antagonist), various formulations were initially developed and evaluated in 2 phase 1 open-label, randomized, 3-way crossover studies in healthy participants. Study 1 evaluated 2 new overencapsulated tablet formulations (formulations B and C) relative to an overencapsulated early tablet formulation (formulation A), using mavatrep HCl salt form. Because these tablets were still not room-temperature stable, in study 2: two free-base solid dispersion amorphous formulations (formulations D and E) were evaluated relative to the best encapsulated formulation from study 1 (formulation C) and also food effect...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124559/hungry-bone-syndrome-two-weeks-after-starting-cinacalcet-a-call-for-caution
#11
Sahar H Koubar, Abd Assalam Qannus, Walid Medawar, Ali K Abu-Alfa
Cinacalcet is an effective and safe alternative to parathyroidectomy in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Hypocalcemia is a known complication of treatment that is usually readily reversible upon discontinuation of the drug. It rarely manifests severely and symptomatically requiring hospital admission. We present the case of a 55 year old man with severe, symptomatic and prolonged hypocalcemia that occurred 2 weeks after starting cinacalcet. Cinacalcet induced a state of pharmacological parathyroidectomy with subsequent hungry bone syndrome...
November 9, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123941/bile-acids-as-global-regulators-of-hepatic-nutrient-metabolism
#12
Phillip B Hylemon, Kazuaki Takabe, Mikhail Dozmorov, Masayuki Nagahashi, Huiping Zhou
Bile acids (BA) are synthesized from cholesterol in the liver. They are essential for promotion of the absorption of lipids, cholesterol, and lipid-soluble vitamins from the intestines. BAs are hormones that regulate nutrient metabolism by activating nuclear receptors (farnesoid X receptor (FXR), pregnane X receptor, vitamin D) and G protein-coupled receptors (e.g., TGR5, sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 2 (S1PR2)) in the liver and intestines. In the liver, S1PR2 activation by conjugated BAs activates the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and AKT signaling pathways, and nuclear sphingosine kinase 2...
June 2017: Liver Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116467/vitamin-d-supplementation-decreases-serum-27-hydroxycholesterol-in-a-pilot-breast-cancer-trial
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Catherine C Going, Ludmila Alexandrova, Kenneth Lau, Christine Y Yeh, David Feldman, Sharon J Pitteri
PURPOSE: 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC), an endogenous selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), drives the growth of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer. 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), the active metabolite of vitamin D, is known to inhibit expression of CYP27B1, which is very similar in structure and function to CYP27A1, the synthesizing enzyme of 27HC. Therefore, we hypothesized that 1,25(OH)2D may also inhibit expression of CYP27A1, thereby reducing 27HC concentrations in the blood and tissues that express CYP27A1, including breast cancer tissue...
November 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116414/effect-of-denosumab-administration-on-low-bone-mineral-density-t-score-1-0-to-2-5-in-postmenopausal-japanese-women-receiving-adjuvant-aromatase-inhibitors-for-non-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Katsuhiko Nakatsukasa, Hiroshi Koyama, Yoshimi Ouchi, Kouichi Sakaguchi, Yoshifumi Fujita, Takayuki Matsuda, Makoto Kato, Eiichi Konishi, Tetsuya Taguchi
Although adjuvant aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy is widely used in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, it is known to be associated with bone loss and increased fracture risk. Denosumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody against the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand, has been shown to protect against AI-induced bone loss. However, the efficacy of denosumab in the treatment of AI-associated bone loss has not been prospectively evaluated in Japan. We prospectively monitored bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine and bilateral femoral necks in 100 postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive postoperative breast cancer of clinical stage I-IIIA in whom treatment with AI as adjuvant endocrine therapy was planned or had been ongoing...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113124/role-of-placental-vdr-expression-and-function-in-common-late-pregnancy-disorders
#15
REVIEW
Julia Knabl, Aurelia Vattai, Yao Ye, Julia Jueckstock, Stefan Hutter, Franz Kainer, Sven Mahner, Udo Jeschke
Vitamin D, besides its classical role in bone metabolism, plays a distinct role in multiple pathways of the feto-maternal unit. Calcitriol is the major active ligand of the nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDR). The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is expressed in different uteroplacental parts and exerts a variety of functions in physiologic pregnancy. It regulates decidualisation and implantation, influences hormone secretion and placental immune modulations. This review highlights the role of the vitamin D receptor in physiologic and disturbed pregnancy, as preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, gestational diabetes and preterm birth...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113037/vitamin-d-and-vdr-in-gynecological-cancers-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Eileen Deuster, Udo Jeschke, Yao Ye, Sven Mahner, Bastian Czogalla
In recent years, a vast amount of studies have centered on the role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of certain types of cancers such as breast, colorectal and lung cancer. Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D and its receptor play a crucial role in the development of gynecological cancers. In this review, we systematically analyzed the effect of vitamin D and the vitamin D receptor on endometrial, ovarian, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer. Our literature research shows that vitamin D levels and vitamin-D-related pathways affect the risk of gynecological cancers...
November 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112157/vitamin-d-axis-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-role-current-uses-and-future-perspectives
#17
REVIEW
Rita Del Pinto, Claudio Ferri, Fabio Cominelli
Increasing evidence supports the concept that the vitamin D axis possesses immunoregulatory functions, with vitamin D receptor (VDR) status representing the major determinant of vitamin D's pleiotropic effects. Vitamin D promotes the production of anti-microbial peptides, including β-defensins and cathelicidins, the shift towards Th2 immune responses, and regulates autophagy and epithelial barrier integrity. Impairment of vitamin D-mediated pathways are associated with chronic inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112142/igfbp-3-interacts-with-the-vitamin-d-receptor-in-insulin-signaling-associated-with-obesity-in-visceral-adipose-tissue
#18
Inmaculada Moreno-Santos, Daniel Castellano-Castillo, María Fernanda Lara, Jose Carlos Fernandez-Garcia, Francisco Jose Tinahones, Manuel Macias-Gonzalez
Adipose tissue has traditionally only been considered as an energy storage organ. Nevertheless, the importance of this tissue in systemic physiology and, especially, in systemic inflammation has been highlighted in recent years. Adipose tissue expresses proteins related to vitamin D (VD) metabolism, and it has been proposed that it can act as a VD storage tissue. The active form of VD, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)₂D₃), is able to modify adipocyte and adipose tissue physiology via the VD receptor (VDR), decreasing the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in adipose tissue...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110708/co-expression-of-1%C3%AE-hydroxylase-and-vitamin-d-receptor-in-human-articular-chondrocytes
#19
Ann Kristin Hansen, Yngve Figenschau, Inigo Zubiaurre-Martinez
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate whether resident chondrocytes in human articular cartilage and in subculture express vitamin D receptor (VDR) and the enzyme that hydroxylates the prohormone 25(OH)D3 to the active hormone 1α,25(OH)2D3, namely 1α-hydroxylase (CYP27B1). Any putative effects of vitamin D on chondrocytes were also explored. METHODS: Cartilage from human osteoarthritic knee joints, cultured chondrocytes and cells grown in 3D spheroids were examined for the expression of VDR and 1α-hydroxylase by PCR, Western blots and immunolabelling...
November 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110148/association-between-vdr-polymorphisms-and-multiple-sclerosis-systematic-review-and-updated-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
#20
Yan-Jie Zhang, Li Zhang, Shan-Yu Chen, Guo-Jun Yang, Xiao-Lei Huang, Yu Duan, Li-Juan Yang, Dong-Qing Ye, Jing Wang
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms have been inconsistently investigated in multiple sclerosis (MS). However, published studies demonstrated differences concerning design and effect size. A meta-analysis is necessary to determine the magnitude of the association between VDR polymorphisms and MS risk. The aim of the current study was to quantify the magnitude of the association between BsmI, FokI, ApaI, and TaqI VDR polymorphisms and MS risk. Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we conducted a systematic search and meta-analysis of the VDR gene polymorphisms and the risk of MS...
November 6, 2017: Neurological Sciences
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