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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547129/quantitative-analysis-of-dynamic-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-measurement-of-lung-inflammation
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Christopher Coello, Marie Fisk, Divya Mohan, Frederick J Wilson, Andrew P Brown, Michael I Polkey, Ian Wilkinson, Ruth Tal-Singer, Philip S Murphy, Joseph Cheriyan, Roger N Gunn
BACKGROUND: An inflammatory reaction in the airways and lung parenchyma, comprised mainly of neutrophils and alveolar macrophages, is present in some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Thoracic fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) has been proposed as a promising imaging biomarker to assess this inflammation. We sought to introduce a fully quantitative analysis method and compare this with previously published studies based on the Patlak approach using a dataset comprising (18)F-FDG PET scans from COPD subjects with elevated circulating inflammatory markers (fibrinogen) and matched healthy volunteers (HV)...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547036/circulating-microrna-1a-is-a-biomarker-of-graves-disease-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Fang Wang, Sheng-Jie Zhang, Xuan Yao, Dong-Mei Tian, Ke-Qin Zhang, Dun-Min She, Fei-Fan Guo, Qi-Wei Zhai, Hao Ying, Ying Xue
PURPOSE: It has been increasingly suggested that specific microRNAs expression profiles in the circulation and atrial tissue are associated with the susceptibility to atrial fibrillation. Nonetheless, the role of circulating microRNAs in Graves' disease patients with atrial fibrillation has not yet been well described. The objective of the study was to identify the role of circulating microRNAs as specific biomarkers for the diagnosis of Graves' disease with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: The expression profiles of eight serum microRNAs, which are found to be critical in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation, were determined in patients with Graves' disease with or without atrial fibrillation...
May 25, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546764/optimal-management-of-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-adults
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Séverine Beaudreuil, Hans Kristian Lorenzo, Michele Elias, Erika Nnang Obada, Bernard Charpentier, Antoine Durrbach
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a frequent glomerular kidney disease that is revealed by proteinuria or even nephrotic syndrome. A diagnosis can be established from a kidney biopsy that shows focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis. This histopathological lesion may be caused by a primary podocyte injury (idiopathic FSGS) but is also associated with other pathologies (secondary FSGS). The first-line treatment for idiopathic FSGS with nephrotic syndrome is a prolonged course of corticosteroids. However, steroid resistance or steroid dependence is frequent, and despite intensified immunosuppressive treatment, FSGS can lead to end-stage renal failure...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545548/circulating-microparticle-levels-are-reduced-in-patients-with-ards
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Ciara M Shaver, Justin Woods, Jennifer K Clune, Brandon S Grove, Nancy E Wickersham, J Brennan McNeil, Gregory Shemancik, Lorraine B Ware, Julie A Bastarache
BACKGROUND: It is unclear how to identify which patients at risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) will develop this condition during critical illness. Elevated microparticle (MP) concentrations in the airspace during ARDS are associated with activation of coagulation and in vitro studies have demonstrated that MPs contribute to acute lung injury, but the significance of MPs in the circulation during ARDS has not been well studied. The goal of the present study was to test the hypothesis that elevated levels of circulating MPs could prospectively identify critically ill patients who will develop ARDS and that elevated circulating MPs are associated with poor clinical outcomes...
May 25, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545106/serum-microrna-signatures-as-liquid-biopsies-for-interrogating-hepatotoxic-mechanisms-and-liver-pathogenesis-in-human
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Julian Krauskopf, Theo M de Kok, Shelli J Schomaker, Mark Gosink, Deborah A Burt, Patricia Chandler, Roscoe L Warner, Kent J Johnson, Florian Caiment, Jos C Kleinjans, Jiri Aubrecht
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) released into the peripheral circulation upon cellular injury have shown a promise as a new class of tissue-specific biomarkers. We were first to demonstrate that next-generation sequencing analysis of serum from human subjects with acetaminophen-induced liver injury revealed a specific signature of circulating miRNAs. We consequently hypothesized that different types of hepatic liver impairments might feature distinct signatures of circulating miRNAs and that this approach might be useful as minimally invasive diagnostic "liquid biopsies" enabling the interrogation of underlying molecular mechanisms of injury in distant tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545019/circulating-soluble-programmed-death-1-levels-may-differentiate-immune-tolerant-phase-from-other-phases-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-from-other-clinical-diseases-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Na Li, Zhihua Zhou, Fang Li, Jiao Sang, Qunying Han, Yi Lv, Wenxuan Zhao, Chunyan Li, Zhengwen Liu
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) is involved in the immune dysfunction of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study analyzed the association of circulating soluble PD-1 (sPD-1) levels with the phases and clinical diseases in chronic HBV infection. Serum sPD-1 levels were determined by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay in patients with different phases and liver diseases of chronic HBV infection. The sPD-1 levels in patients with chronic HBV infection were significantly elevated compared with HBV infection resolvers or healthy controls...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544777/the-prognostic-significance-of-circulating-serum-amyloid-a-and-cxc-chemokine-ligand-4-in-osteosarcoma
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Ricardo J Flores, Aaron J Kelly, Yiting Li, Xiang Chen, Colin McGee, Mark Krailo, Donald A Barkauskas, John Hicks, Tsz-Kwong Man
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common pediatric bone cancer.  Despite advances in treatment regimens, the survival rate remains 60-70%.  There is an urgent need to identify prognostic biomarkers, so that targeted therapies can be developed to improve the outcome. PROCEDURE: Our laboratory has previously identified that circulating serum amyloid A (SAA) and CXC chemokine ligand 4 (CXCL4) are upregulated in patients with OS.  In this study, we tested if they could be used as prognostic biomarkers...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543104/circulating-tumor-dna-profiling-reveals-clonal-evolution-and-real-time-disease-progression-in-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Zhi-Xiong Cai, Geng Chen, Yong-Yi Zeng, Xiu-Qing Dong, Min-Jie Lin, Xin-Hui Huang, Da Zhang, Xiao-Long Liu, Jing-Feng Liu
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) provides a potential non-invasive biomarker for cancer diagnosis and prognosis, but whether it could reflect tumor heterogeneity and monitor therapeutic responses in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unclear. Focusing on 574 cancer genes known to harbor actionable mutations, we identified the mutation repertoire of HCC tissues, and monitored the corresponding ctDNA features in blood samples to evaluate its clinical significance. Analysis of 3 HCC patients' mutation profiles revealed that ctDNA could overcome tumor heterogeneity and provide information of tumor burden and prognosis...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542798/glut-1-receptor-expression-and-circulating-levels-of-fasting-glucose-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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L Pizzuti, D Sergi, Chiara Mandoj, B Antoniani, Francesca Sperati, Andrea Chirico, Luigi Di Lauro, Mario Valle, Alfredo Garofalo, Enrico Vizza, Gabriele Corrado, Federica Tomao, Massimo Rinaldi, Silvia Carpano, M Maugeri-Saccà, Laura Conti, Giovanna Digiesi, Paolo Marchetti, Ruggero De Maria, A Giordano, Maddalena Barba, Maria Antonietta Carosi, Patrizia Vici
In recent years, the poorly remarkable goals achieved in terms of patients' important outcomes for ovarian cancer have fueled our interest towards the study of its metabolic roots. Within this research pipeline, we assessed the association between the expression of the glucose transporter GLUT1, as expressed at the tumor tissue level, and circulating pre-surgical levels of fasting glucose in a case series including data from 40 patients with high FIGO stage serous ovarian cancer. Patients who provided data to the current analysis were randomly selected from a larger cohort...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542631/concordance-of-bioactive-vs-total-immunoreactive-serum-leptin-levels-in-children-with-severe-early-onset-obesity
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Juraj Stanik, Jürgen Kratzsch, Kathrin Landgraf, Kathrin Scheuermann, Ulrike Spielau, Ruth Gausche, Daniela Gasperikova, Wieland Kiess, Antje Körner
CONTEXT: Leptin secreted from adipose tissue signals peripheral energy status to the brain. Monogenic leptin deficiency results in severe early onset obesity with hyperphagia. Recently, a similar phenotype of inactivating leptin mutations but with preserved immunoreactivity and hence normal circulating immunoreactive leptin has been reported. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the proportion of bioactive leptin serum levels (compared to immunoreactive leptin) as a biomarker for the screening of leptin gene mutations causing monogenic obesity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541150/evaluation-of-pathogen-specific-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-white-tailed-deer-odocoileus-virginianus
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Sylvia I Wanzala, Mitchell V Palmer, Wade R Waters, Tyler C Thacker, Michelle Carstensen, Dominic A Travis, Srinand Sreevatsan
OBJECTIVE To develop a noninvasive biomarker-based detection system specific for Mycobacterium bovis for monitoring infection in wild animals. SAMPLE Serum samples from 8 experimentally infected yearling white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and 3 age-matched control deer and from 393 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hunter-harvested white-tailed deer in northwest Minnesota. PROCEDURES 8 yearling deer were inoculated with 2 × 10(8) CFUs of virulent M bovis strain 1315 (day 0), and sera were obtained on days 0, 19, 48, and 60; sera were obtained from 3 uninoculated control deer on those same days...
June 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540690/microrna-regulatory-networks-as-biomarkers-in-obesity-the-emerging-role
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Lihua Zhang, Daniel Miller, Qiuping Yang, Bin Wu
Even though it is a pandemic health problem worldwide, the pathogenesis of obesity is poorly understood. Recently, emerging studies verified that microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in complicated metabolic processes including adipocyte differentiation, fat cell formation (adipogenesis), obesity-related insulin resistance and inflammation. Many regulatory networks have been identified in murine adipose tissue, but those in human adipose tissue are not as well known. In addition, miRNAs have been detected in circulation, and thus may be usable as diagnostic indicators...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540642/plasma-and-white-blood-cells-show-different-mirna-expression-profiles-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Christine Schwienbacher, Luisa Foco, Anne Picard, Eloina Corradi, Alice Serafin, Jörg Panzer, Stefano Zanigni, Hagen Blankenburg, Maurizio F Facheris, Giulia Giannini, Marika Falla, Pietro Cortelli, Peter P Pramstaller, Andrew A Hicks
Parkinson's disease (PD) diagnosis is based on the assessment of motor symptoms, which manifest when more than 50% of dopaminergic neurons are degenerated. To date, no validated biomarkers are available for the diagnosis of PD. The aims of the present study are to evaluate whether plasma and white blood cells (WBCs) are interchangeable biomarker sources and to identify circulating plasma-based microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers for an early detection of PD. We profiled plasma miRNA levels in 99 L-dopa-treated PD patients from two independent data collections, in ten drug-naïve PD patients, and in unaffected controls matched by sex and age...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540249/liquid-biopsies-for-bladder-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Douglas G Ward, Richard T Bryan
The development of accurate urinary biomarkers for the non-invasive detection of urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) could transform patient pathways by reducing reliance on cystoscopy, and the identification of highly prognostic (or even predictive) biomarkers could better guide patient management. A number of approaches are being utilised to address these challenges in both urinary- and plasma-borne tumour DNA (tDNA), so-called "liquid biopsies". Next generation sequencing (NGS) and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) allow detection of very low levels of such tDNA amongst a large excess of non-tumour DNA, the former permitting large mutation panels to be assessed and the latter potentially identifying ultrarare mutant alleles yet restricted for multiplexing...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540143/association-between-coronary-artery-disease-and-microrna-literature-review-and-clinical-perspective
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Rehan Malik, Raja S Mushtaque, Usman A Siddiqui, Adnan Younus, Muhammad A Aziz, Choudhry Humayun, Kanaan Mansoor, Muhammad A Latif, Salman Waheed, Salman Assad, Idrees Khan, Syed M Bukhari, Daniel DelCampo, Ali Adus, Swetha Gannarapu
BACKGROUND: Until recently, circulating micro-RNAs (miRNAs) have attracted major interest as novel biomarkers for the early diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). This review article summarizes the available evidence on the correlation of micro-RNAs with both the clinical and subclinical coronary artery disease and highlights the necessity for exploring miRNAs as a potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarker of early CAD in an adult population. METHODS: A systematic literature analysis and retrieval online systems Public/Publisher MEDLINE/ Excerpta Medica Database /Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online,(PUBMED/EMBASE/MEDLINE) search were conducted for relevant information...
April 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539572/malondialdehyde-modified-low-density-lipoprotein-as-oxidative-stress-marker-in-vasospastic-angina-patients
#16
Tetsuo Oumi, Toshihiro Nozato, Atsushi Sakakibara, Hidetsugu Nomoto, Masakazu Ohno, Yoshihide Takahashi, Takashi Ashikaga, Yasuhiro Satoh, Mitsuaki Isobe
Vasospastic angina (VSA) is caused by endothelial dysfunction and hypercontraction of vascular smooth muscle cells. Although oxidative-stress can induce endothelial dysfunction, the relationship of VSA and the oxidative-stress marker malondialdehyde-modified low density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) remains unclear. PURPOSE: Serum MDA-LDL was evaluated in candidate VSA patients.The subjects were 84 patients admitted to our hospital because of chest pain at rest. We stratified the patients into 3 groups; definite VSA, suspected VSA, and unlikely VSA according to a Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) guideline...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539560/prognostic-value-of-combination-of-plasma-d-dimer-concentration-and-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-predicting-long-term-mortality-of-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Hiroyuki Naruse, Junnichi Ishii, Hiroshi Takahashi, Fumihiko Kitagawa, Ryuunosuke Okuyama, Hideki Kawai, Takashi Muramatsu, Masahide Harada, Akira Yamada, Sadako Motoyama, Shigeru Matsui, Mutsuharu Hayashi, Masayoshi Sarai, Eiichi Watanabe, Hideo Izawa, Yukio Ozaki
BACKGROUND: A modestly elevated circulating D-dimer level may be relevant to coronary artery disease (CAD), but its prognostic value, both independently and in combination with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), for long-term death has not been fully evaluated in stable CAD patients.Methods and Results:Baseline plasma D-dimer levels and eGFR were measured in 1,341 outpatients (mean age: 65 years) with prior myocardial infarction (MI), coronary revascularization, and/or angiographic evidence of a significant stenosis (>50%) for at least one of the major coronary arteries...
May 25, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539469/multiparametric-plasma-ev-profiling-facilitates-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-malignancy
#18
Katherine S Yang, Hyungsoon Im, Seonki Hong, Ilaria Pergolini, Andres Fernandez Del Castillo, Rui Wang, Susan Clardy, Chen-Han Huang, Craig Pille, Soldano Ferrone, Robert Yang, Cesar M Castro, Hakho Lee, Carlos Fernandez Del Castillo, Ralph Weissleder
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is usually detected late in the disease process. Clinical workup through imaging and tissue biopsies is often complex and expensive due to a paucity of reliable biomarkers. We used an advanced multiplexed plasmonic assay to analyze circulating tumor-derived extracellular vesicles (tEVs) in more than 100 clinical populations. Using EV-based protein marker profiling, we identified a signature of five markers (PDAC(EV) signature) for PDAC detection. In our prospective cohort, the accuracy for the PDAC(EV) signature was 84% [95% confidence interval (CI), 69 to 93%] but only 63 to 72% for single-marker screening...
May 24, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539270/lymphocyte-subsets-are-influenced-by-positivity-levels-in-healthy-subjects-before-and-after-mild-acute-stress
#19
Caprara Gian Vittorio, Nisini Roberto, Castellani Valeria, Pasquali Vittorio, Alessandri Guido, Ziparo Vincenzo, Ferlito Claudia, Germano Valentina, Picchianti Diamanti Andrea, Biondo Michela Ileen, Milanetti Francesca, Salerno Gerardo, Visco Vincenzo, Pietrosanti Mario, Eros Aniballi, Salemi Simonetta, Santoni Angela, D'Amelio Raffaele
In the current study, the possible association of positivity (POS), recently defined as general disposition to view life under positive outlook, with immune markers and post-stress modifications, was analyzed. Circulating lymphocyte subsets and serum cytokine levels were evaluated before and after a standard mild acute stress test, in 41 healthy students, previously selected by a questionnaire for their level of POS (high [POS-H] and low [POS-L]). The CD3(+) and CD4(+) cell frequency was higher in the POS-H students before and after acute stress...
May 21, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537580/effects-of-supplementation-with-quercetin-on-plasma-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
M Mohammadi-Sartang, Z Mazloom, S Sherafatmanesh, M Ghorbani, Donya Firoozi
Promising experimental studies suggest that quercetin has potential anti-inflammatory effects. However, the results of current clinical trials on quercetin's effects on the C-reactive protein (CRP), a sensitive inflammatory biomarker, are ambiguous. We conducted a meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to resolve this inconsistency and quantify the net effect of quercetin on circulating CRP concentrations. A systematic search was performed in several databases including SCOPUS, PubMed-Medline and Google Scholar until 16 June 2016...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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