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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437865/a-novel-role-of-astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-aeg-1-in-regulating-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash
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Jyoti Srivastava, Chadia L Robertson, Kareem Ebeid, Mikhail Dozmorov, Devaraja Rajasekaran, Rachel Mendoza, Ayesha Siddiq, Maaged A Akiel, Nidhi Jariwala, Xue-Ning Shen, Jolene J Windle, Mark A Subler, Nitai D Mukhopadhyay, Shah Giashuddin, Shobha Ghosh, Zhao Lai, Yidong Chen, Paul B Fisher, Aliasger K Salem, Arun J Sanyal, Devanand Sarkar
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the most prevalent cause of chronic liver disease in the Western world. However, an optimum therapy for NASH is yet to be established mandating more in-depth investigation into the molecular pathogenesis of NASH to identify novel regulatory molecules and develop targeted therapies. Here, we unravel a unique function of Astrocyte elevated gene-1/Metadherin (AEG-1/MTDH) in NASH using a transgenic mouse with hepatocyte-specific overexpression of AEG-1 (Alb/AEG-1) and a conditional hepatocyte-specific AEG-1 knockout mouse (AEG-1(ΔHEP) )...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437860/chronic-inhibition-of-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-by-urb597-produces-differential-effects-on-cardiac-performance-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
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Anna Pedzinska-Betiuk, Jolanta Weresa, Marek Toczek, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Irena Kasacka, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Barbara Malinowska
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors are postulated to possess anti-hypertensive potential, because their acute injection decreases blood pressure (BP) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) partially through normalization of cardiac contractile function. Here, we examined whether the potential hypotensive effect of chronic FAAH inhibition by URB597 in hypertensive rats correlates with changes in cardiac performance. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Experiments were performed using perfused hearts and left atria isolated from 8-10 week old SHR, age-matched deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA-salt) rats and normotensive controls chronically treated with URB597 (1 mg kg(-1) ) or vehicle...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437842/autoimmune-like-chronic-hepatitis-induced-by-olmesartan
#3
Sandrine Barge, Marianne Ziol, Jean-Charles Nault
Drug liver-induced injury (DILI) due to minocyclin, alpha methyldopa or nitrofurantoin may be responsible for chronic liver damage that mimic the biological and/or histological features of chronic autoimmune hepatitis and, in rare cases, progresses to cirrhosis(1). Olmesartan medoxomil is an antihypertensive drug that acts by blocking the angiotensin II receptor and is metabolized into its pharmacologically active form, olmesartan, in the intestine and in the liver before being released into the systemic circulation...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437824/-neuromodulation-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-what-is-useful
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Volker Tronnier
Neuromodulatory techniques have replaced the earlier performed neurolesional procedures to treat chronic pain syndromes with only a few exceptions. Nevertheless these procedures are invasive with respective risks and complications and therefore conservative physical, psychological pharmacological as well as interventional treatments should be performed first. Because this therapy is costly, the indication has to be proven carefully with a strict patient selection and also the long-term results have to be considered...
April 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437810/hyperprolactinemia-and-the-association-with-all-cause-mortality-and-cardiovascular-mortality
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Jesper Krogh, Christian Selmer, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Caroline Kistorp
Hyperprolactinemia has been suspected to increase mortality risk, but the available data are conflicting. The objective of this study was to estimate the association between hyperprolactinemia and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among patients referred for assessment of prolactin. For this study, adults with no prio pituitary disease who underwent prolactin assessment at 3 university Hospitals in Denmark between 2001 and 2011 were included in a retrospective cohort study. A total of 3 633 patients with a median follow-up time of 5...
April 24, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437794/hepatitis-b-virus-reactivation-associated-with-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-a-review-of-cases-reported-to-the-u-s-food-and-drug-administration-adverse-event-reporting-system
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Susan J Bersoff-Matcha, Kelly Cao, Mihaela Jason, Adebola Ajao, S Christopher Jones, Tamra Meyer, Allen Brinker
Background: Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) are used increasingly to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Reports were published recently on hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation (HBV-R) in patients with HBV-HCV co-infection. Hepatitis B virus reactivation, defined as an abrupt increase in HBV replication in patients with inactive or resolved HBV infection, may result in clinically significant hepatitis. Objective: To assess whether HBV-R is a safety concern in patients receiving HCV DAAs...
April 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437792/phase-plate-cryo-em-structure-of-a-class-b-gpcr-g-protein-complex
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Yi-Lynn Liang, Maryam Khoshouei, Mazdak Radjainia, Yan Zhang, Alisa Glukhova, Jeffrey Tarrasch, David M Thal, Sebastian G B Furness, George Christopoulos, Thomas Coudrat, Radostin Danev, Wolfgang Baumeister, Laurence J Miller, Arthur Christopoulos, Brian K Kobilka, Denise Wootten, Georgios Skiniotis, Patrick M Sexton
Class B G-protein-coupled receptors are major targets for the treatment of chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity. Here we report the structure of a full-length class B receptor, the calcitonin receptor, in complex with peptide ligand and heterotrimeric Gαsβγ protein determined by Volta phase-plate single-particle cryo-electron microscopy. The peptide agonist engages the receptor by binding to an extended hydrophobic pocket facilitated by the large outward movement of the extracellular ends of transmembrane helices 6 and 7...
April 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437703/antiviral-treatment-strategies-based-on-gene-silencing-and-genome-editing
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REVIEW
Roger Badia, Ester Ballana, José A Esté, Eva Riveira-Muñoz
The ability of some viruses to establish latently infected chronic reservoirs that escape to immune control becomes a major roadblock that impedes the cure of these infections. Therefore, new alternatives are needed to pursuit the eradication of viral persistent infections. Gene silencing technologies are in constant evolution and provide an outstanding sequence specificity that allows targeting any coding sequence of interest. Here we provide an overview of the development of gene silencing technologies ranging from initially RNA interference to the recently developed CRISPR/Cas9 and their potential as new antiviral strategies focusing on the eradication of HIV...
April 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437675/whole-blood-sequencing-reveals-circulating-microrna-associations-with-high-risk-traits-in-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Alice Wang, Lydia Coulter Kwee, Elizabeth Grass, Megan L Neely, Simon G Gregory, Keith A A Fox, Paul W Armstrong, Harvey D White, E Magnus Ohman, Matthew T Roe, Svati H Shah, Mark Y Chan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although circulating microRNA (miRNAs) have emerged as biomarkers predicting mortality in acute coronary syndrome (ACS), more data are needed to understand these mechanisms. Mapping miRNAs to high-risk traits may identify miRNAs involved in pathways conferring risk for poor outcome in ACS. We aim to investigate the relationship between circulating miRNAs and high-risk traits in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). METHODS: Whole-genome miRNA sequencing was performed on RNA extracted from whole blood of 199 patients with NSTE-ACS...
March 30, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437652/review-of-take-home-pesticide-exposure-pathway-in-children-living-in-agricultural-areas
#10
REVIEW
Carly Hyland, Ouahiba Laribi
BACKGROUND: Children of farmworkers may be chronically exposed to pesticides via the take-home exposure pathway. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this review was to analyze scientific literature evaluating the role of the take-home pesticide exposure pathway in children of agricultural workers. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken and inclusion criteria were applied to identify original articles of interest. Of the 30 articles included in this review, some belonged to the same studies, resulting in a total of 23 studies...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437620/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent reviews of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors, according to established AACE/ACE guidelines for guidelines protocols...
April 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437599/human-%C3%AE-defensin-3-induces-il-8-release-and-apoptosis-in-airway-smooth-muscle-cells
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Weijia Wang, Xiaoyan Qu, Xiaomin Dang, Dong Shang, Liang Yang, Ying Li, Dan Xu, James G Martin, Qutayba Hamid, Jiankang Liu, Ying Chang
BACKGROUND: Human airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) may have a pro-inflammatory role through the release of inflammatory mediators. Increasing evidence indicates that human β-defensins (HBDs) are related to pathogenesis of asthma. OBJECTIVES: To examine the plasma level of HBD-1, -2 and -3 in asthmatic patients and the expression of their mouse orthologs in the lung tissue of a mouse model of chronic severe asthma. Further to investigate the effect of HBD-3 on the release of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-8 and to explore the mechanisms...
April 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437585/chronic-intestinal-electrical-stimulation-improves-glucose-intolerance-and-insulin-resistance-in-diet-induced-obesity-rats
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Shiying Li, Weijian Zhu, Sujuan Zhang, Jiande Dz Chen
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is a contributing factor to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to study the therapeutic potential of intestinal electrical stimulation (IES) for obesity and associated glucose intolerance and insulin resistance in diet-induced obesity (DIO) rats. METHODS: DIO rats were divided into two groups to receive sham or IES for 8 weeks. Oral glucose tolerance and insulin tolerance tests were performed. Gastric emptying and small bowel transit tests were performed...
April 24, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437552/bcr-abl1-transcript-types-showed-distinct-laboratory-characteristics-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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A P Vasconcelos, I F Azevedo, F C B C Melo, W B Neves, A C A C Azevedo, R A M Melo
In chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) two main types of messenger RNA (e14a2 and e13a2) can be produced by BCR-ABL1 gene rearrangement. Due to conflicting results, the clinical value of these transcripts remains controversial. The aim of this study was to identify associations of e14a2 and e13a2 transcripts with laboratory variables and also the response to treatment. This study included 203 adult patients with CML treated with Imatinib as first-line drug in a reference hematology center in Northeast Brazil. Clinical and laboratory data were obtained after informed consent...
April 20, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437539/safety-and-efficacy-of-antiviral-therapy-for-prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-reactivation-in-immunocompetent-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nicholas J Cowley, Andrew Owen, Sarah C Shiels, Joanne Millar, Rebecca Woolley, Natalie Ives, Husam Osman, Paul Moss, Julian F Bion
Importance: Latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is present in more than half the adult population, and a viral reactivation (ie, when the virus becomes measurable in body fluids such as blood) can occur in up to one-third of these individuals during episodes of critical illness. Objective: To determine whether antiviral therapy is safe and effective for preventing CMV reactivation in a general population of critically ill patients. Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-center, open-label, randomized, controlled clinical trial recruited 124 CMV-seropositive patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hours in the intensive care unit between January 1, 2012, and January 31, 2014...
April 24, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437509/thermal-perception-as-a-key-factor-for-assessing-effects-of-trigeminal-nerve-injury
#16
Hye-Kyoung Kim, Ki-Suk Kim, Mee-Eun Kim
AIMS: To conduct a functional examination using multimodal exploration of a sample of patients with iatrogenic trigeminal nerve injury to understand the underlying mechanisms of neuropathic pain following trigeminal nerve injury. METHODS: Subjective and objective symptoms and responses to thermal and electrical quantitative sensory testing (QST) were evaluated in 85 patients with unilateral trigeminal nerve injury. Objective symptoms were measured by seven clinical sensory tests...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437493/the-role-of-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-repair-and-imbrication
#17
Kyle R Duchman, Matthew J Bollier
Repair, reefing, and advancement of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) and medial retinacular structures can be performed as an isolated procedure or in conjunction with distal realignment procedures for patients with patellar instability. Although various operative techniques have been described, understanding the appropriate clinical indications and MPFL injury patterns ultimately determines the success or failure of the procedure. MPFL repair is best indicated in the acute setting, particularly if there is a patella- or femoral-based avulsion...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437385/before-or-after-transplantation-a-review-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-treating-waitlisted-patients-with-hepatitis-c
#18
Elliot B Tapper, Nezam H Afdhal, Michael P Curry
All patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections can and should be treated. Though highly effective direct-acting antiviral therapies are costly, the price of a cure is a 1-time investment that is outweighed by future benefits. For clinicians caring for patients requiring liver transplant, the key question relates to the timing of treatment: before or after liver transplantation? On 1 hand, treating HCV often improves our patients' model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score, decreasing costs, and potentially improving longevity by reducing our patients' risk of death and transplantation...
May 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437379/associations-of-lifetime-trauma-and-chronic-stress-with-c-reactive-protein-in-adults-ages-50-and-older-examining-the-moderating-role-of-perceived-control
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Ari J Elliot, Christopher J Mooney, Frank J Infurna, Benjamin P Chapman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether high perceived control mitigates systemic inflammatory risk associated with traumatic and chronic stress exposures in older adults. METHODS: A sample of community-dwelling adults ages 50 and older (N=4,779) was drawn from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). Structural equation models tested interactions of lifetime trauma and chronic stress with mastery and perceived constraints predicting baseline levels and four-year change in C-reactive protein (CRP)...
April 21, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437374/icu-patients-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-initiation-fewer-survivors-and-more-dialysis-dependents-from-80-years-old
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Morgane Commereuc, Emmanuel Guérot, Anais Charles-Nelson, Adrien Constan, Sandrine Katsahian, Frédérique Schortgen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the role of advanced age on survival and dialysis dependency after initiation of renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury. DESIGN: Retrospective pooled analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: ICUs of two teaching hospitals in Paris area, France. SUBJECTS: One thousand five hundred thirty adult patients who required renal replacement therapy initiation in the ICU. INTERVENTIONS: None...
April 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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