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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707558/effect-of-unconjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-on-neonatal-autonomic-functions-evaluation-by-heart-rate-variability
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Rahmi Ozdemir, Ozgur Olukman, Cem Karadeniz, Kiymet Celik, Nagehan Katipoglu, Murat Muhtar Yilmazer, Sebnem Calkavur, Timur Mese, Sertac Arslanoglu
BACKGROUND: Beyond the physiological levels of bilirubin may leads to alterations in autonomic regulation. Heart rate variability (HRV), is a noninvasive and quantitative marker of the activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). To date, few studies have been evaluated the undesirable effects of severe unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (UHB) on autonomic functions, and only one study has used HRV as a marker of the autonomic activity. However, the relationship between altered cardiac autonomic functions and UHB by using the HRV derived from 24-hour Holter electrocardiography (ECG) recording previously...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656252/unconjugated-bilirubin-ameliorates-the-inflammation-and-digestive-protease-increase-in-tnbs-induced-colitis
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Jin-An Zhou, Mingshan Jiang, Xinguang Yang, Yuanli Liu, Junyu Guo, Jiadong Zheng, Yilin Qu, Yu Song, Rongyan Li, Xiaofa Qin, Xiuhong Wang
The authors previously demonstrated that unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) may inhibit the activities of various digestive proteases, including trypsin and chymotrypsin. The digestive proteases in the lower gut are important in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases. The effects of UCB on the inflammation and levels of digestive proteases in feces of rats with colitis have not yet been revealed. The present study investigated the effect of UCB on the inflammatory status and levels of trypsin and chymotrypsin in the feces of rats with trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)‑induced colitis...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643460/periodic-limb-movement-in-sleep-and-sickle-cell-disease-a-neglected-association
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Ana C Cabañas-Pedro, Suely Roizenblatt, Altay A L de Souza, Sérgio Tufik, Maria S Figueiredo
High frequency of periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) has been described among children with sickle cell disease (SCD), but there is little information about PLMS among adults with SCD. We aim to determine the frequency of PLMS among adults with SCD and to identify possible associations with iron status and haemolytic parameters. We analysed polysomnography on 99 adults: 74 with sickle cell anaemia (HbSS), 19 with HbSC (double heterozygosis HbS and HbC) and 6 with HbS-beta thalassaemia. Laboratory data were collected close to the time of the polysomnography examination...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624706/bilirubin-nanoparticles-ameliorate-allergic-lung-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
#4
Dong Eon Kim, Yonghyun Lee, MinGyo Kim, Soyoung Lee, Sangyong Jon, Seung-Hyo Lee
Although asthma, a chronic inflammatory airway disease, is relatively well-managed by inhaled corticosteroids, the side effects associated with the long-term use of these agents precipitate the need for alternative therapeutic options based on differing modes of action. Bilirubin, a potent endogenous antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory molecule have been shown to ameliorate asthmatic symptoms; however, its clinical translation has been limited owing to its water insolubility and associated potential toxicity...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28563973/phototherapy-for-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia
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Susumu Itoh, Hitoshi Okada, Toru Kuboi, Takashi Kusaka
About 60 years ago in England, phototherapy for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia was actually used in clinical practice. It was introduced in Japan about 50 years ago. However, the mechanism of how the serum bilirubin concentration was decreased by the phototherapy was still unknown. The mechanism was identified by chemists, biochemists, and pediatricians. Clarification started with the report that unconjugated bilirubin was excreted into bile after the photoirradiation of Gunn rats. After the molecular conformation of bilirubin by X-ray analysis, the mechanism for bile excretion of unconjugated bilirubin was verified based on geometric configurational photoisomers in the Gunn rat...
May 31, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523701/conjugated-bilirubin-as-a-reflex-test-for-increased-total-bilirubin-in-apparently-healthy-population
#6
Guo-Ming Zhang, Zhi-De Hu
BACKGROUND: Total, unconjugated and conjugated bilirubin levels are usually ordered together in health check-up populations. The aim of this study was to investigate whether using increased total bilirubin (TBIL) as a reflex test can reduce conjugated bilirubin (CBIL) test. METHODS: Medical records of 8433 males and 4496 females who visited Shuyang People's Hospital for health check-ups were retrospectively reviewed and the fasting serum TBIL, unconjugated bilirubin (UBIL) and CBIL of patients were extracted...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512725/clofibrate-as-an-adjunct-to-phototherapy-for-unconjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-in-term-neonates
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Prasad Kumar, B Adhisivam, B Vishnu Bhat
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oral clofibrate as an adjunct to phototherapy for unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in term neonates. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was done in the level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a tertiary care hospital. Ninety term neonates with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia with serum bilirubin 15-25 mg/dl were randomized to either intervention group (single dose of clofibrate in a dose of 50 mg/kg prior to starting phototherapy) or standard care group (only phototherapy)...
May 17, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502442/neonatal-cholestasis
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REVIEW
Erin Lane, Karen F Murray
Neonatal jaundice is common and usually not concerning when it is secondary to unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, below the neurotoxic level, and resolves early. Primary care providers should be vigilant, however, about evaluating infants in whom jaundice presents early, is prolonged beyond 2 weeks of life, or presents at high levels. Even in well-appearing infants, fractionated (direct and indirect) bilirubin levels should be obtained in these clinical scenarios to evaluate for potential cholestasis. This review presents an approach to the evaluation of a jaundiced infant and discusses diagnosis and management of several causes of neonatal cholestasis...
June 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494109/oncology-drug-dosing-in-gilbert-s-syndrome-associated-with-ugt1a1-a-summary-of-the-literature
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Vincent H Ha, Jennifer Jupp, Roger Y Tsang
Gilbert's Syndrome (GS) is a hereditary condition that affects approximately 10% of the population. It is characterized by intermittent, unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in the absence of hepatocellular damage and hemolysis. Although GS is often described as a benign laboratory finding, it may alter drug metabolism by decreasing the ability to conjugate drugs. Genetic polymorphisms, specifically the UGT1A1*28 allele, may reduce glucuronidation by 30%, which severely impacts the ability to metabolize certain medications...
May 11, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490767/biliverdin-reductase-inhibitors-did-not-improve-severe-unconjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-in-vivo
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Remco van Dijk, Sem J Aronson, Dirk R de Waart, Stan F van de Graaf, Suzanne Duijst, Jurgen Seppen, Ronald Oude Elferink, Ulrich Beuers, Piter J Bosma
We aimed to identify potent biliverdin reductase (BVRA) inhibitors as a novel concept for the treatment of severe unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. 1280 FDA-approved compounds were screened in vitro for their ability to inhibit human and rat BVRA activity and 26 compounds were identified as BVRA inhibitors. Montelukast and Disulfiram were selected as potentially clinically applicable drugs and tested to reduce serum unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) levels in the Ugt1a1-deficient rat, a model for chronic unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469075/bilirubin-suppresses-th17-immunity-in-colitis-by-upregulating-cd39
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Maria Serena Longhi, Marta Vuerich, Alireza Kalbasi, Jessica E Kenison, Ada Yeste, Eva Csizmadia, Byron Vaughn, Linda Feldbrugge, Shuji Mitshuhashi, Barbara Wegiel, Leo Otterbein, Alan Moss, Francisco J Quintana, Simon C Robson
Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB), a product of heme oxidation, has known immunosuppressant properties but the molecular mechanisms, other than antioxidant effects, remain largely unexplored. We note that UCB modulates T helper type 17 (Th17) immune responses, in a manner dependent upon heightened expression of CD39 ectonucleotidase. UCB has protective effects in experimental colitis, where it enhances recovery after injury and preferentially boosts IL-10 production by colonic intraepithelial CD4+ cells. In vitro, UCB confers immunoregulatory properties on human control Th17 cells, as reflected by increased levels of FOXP3 and CD39 with heightened cellular suppressor ability...
May 4, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455345/bilirubin-decreases-macrophage-cholesterol-efflux-and-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-a1-protein-expression
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Dongdong Wang, Anela Tosevska, Elke H Heiß, Angela Ladurner, Christine Mölzer, Marlies Wallner, Andrew Bulmer, Karl-Heinz Wagner, Verena M Dirsch, Atanas G Atanasov
BACKGROUND: Mild but chronically elevated circulating unconjugated bilirubin is associated with reduced total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration, which is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease risk. We aimed to investigate whether unconjugated bilirubin influences macrophage cholesterol efflux, as a potential mechanism for the altered circulating lipoprotein concentrations observed in hyperbilirubinemic individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cholesterol efflux from THP-1 macrophages was assessed using plasma obtained from normo- and hyperbilirubinemic (Gilbert syndrome) humans (n=60 per group) or (heterozygote/homozygote Gunn) rats (n=20 per group) as an acceptor...
April 28, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452735/-effect-of-acetylcysteine-corvitin-and-their-combination-on-the-functional-state-of-liver-in-rats-with-paracetamol-induced-toxic-hepatitis
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M Ghonghadze, N Antelava, K Liluashvili, M Okujava, K Pachkoria
Nowadays drug-induced hepatotoxicity is urgent problem worldwide. Currently more than 1000 drugs are hepatotoxic and most often are the reason of acute fulminant hepatitis and hepatocellular failure, the states requiring liver transplantation. The paracetamol induced liver toxicity is related with accumulation of its toxic metabolite N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (NAPQI), which is the free radical and enhances peroxidation of lipids, disturbs the energy status and causes death of hepatocytes. During our research we investigated and assessed the efficacy of acetylcysteine, corvitin and their combination in rat model of paracetamol induced acute toxic hepatitis...
February 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412296/impact-of-higher-order-heme-degradation-products-on-hepatic-function-and-hemodynamics
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Raphael A Seidel, Thierry Claudel, Franziska A Schleser, Navin K Ojha, Matthias Westerhausen, Sandor Nietzsche, Christoph Sponholz, Frans Cuperus, Sina M Coldewey, Stefan H Heinemann, Georg Pohnert, Michael Trauner, Michael Bauer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Biliverdin and bilirubin were previously considered end products of heme catabolism; now, however, there is evidence for further degradation to diverse bioactive products. Z-BOX A and Z-BOX B arise upon oxidation with unknown implications for hepatocellular function and integrity. We studied the impact of Z-BOX A and B on hepatic functions and explored their alterations in health and cholestatic conditions. METHODS: Functional implications and mechanisms were investigated in rats, hepatocytic HepG2 and HepaRG cells, human immortalized hepatocytes, and isolated perfused livers...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389660/characteristics-of-the-heme-catabolic-pathway-in-mild-unconjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-and-their-associations-with-inflammation-and-disease-prevention
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Christine Mölzer, Marlies Wallner, Carina Kern, Anela Tosevska, René Zadnikar, Daniel Doberer, Rodrig Marculescu, Karl-Heinz Wagner
Heme catabolism exerts physiological functions that impact health through depressing inflammation. Upon reactive pathway progression, as in Gilbert's Syndrome (GS; UGT1A1*28 polymorphism), aggravated health effects have been determined. Based on lower inflammation and improved metabolic health reported for GS, inter-group differences in heme catabolism were explored. Therefore, a case-control study including 120 fasted, healthy, age- and gender matched subjects with/without GS, was conducted. Genetic expressions of HMOX-1 and BLVRA were measured...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379026/bilirubin-and-atherosclerotic-diseases
#16
L Vítek
Bilirubin is the final product of heme catabolism in the systemic circulation. For decades, increased serum/plasma bilirubin levels were considered an ominous sign of an underlying liver disease. However, data from recent years convincingly suggest that mildly elevated bilirubin concentrations are associated with protection against various oxidative stress-mediated diseases, atherosclerotic conditions being the most clinically relevant. Although scarce data on beneficial effects of bilirubin had been published also in the past, it took until 1994 when the first clinical study demonstrated an increased risk of coronary heart disease in subjects with low serum bilirubin levels, and bilirubin was found to be a risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases independent of standard risk factors...
April 5, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353293/unconjugated-bilirubin-and-acute-schizophrenia-a-probable-correlation
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João Gama-Marques, Isabel Tinoco, Isaías Pedro, Filipe Leote, Rui Silva, Sílvia Ouakinin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340583/inflammatory-signature-of-cerebellar-neurodegeneration-during-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia-in-ugt1-mouse-model
#18
Simone Vodret, Giulia Bortolussi, Jana Jašprová, Libor Vitek, Andrés F Muro
BACKGROUND: Severe hyperbilirubinemia is toxic during central nervous system development. Prolonged and uncontrolled high levels of unconjugated bilirubin lead to bilirubin-induced neurological damage and eventually death by kernicterus. Bilirubin neurotoxicity is characterized by a wide array of neurological deficits, including irreversible abnormalities in motor, sensitive and cognitive functions, due to bilirubin accumulation in the brain. Despite the abundant literature documenting the in vitro and in vivo toxic effects of bilirubin, it is unclear which molecular and cellular events actually characterize bilirubin-induced neurodegeneration in vivo...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338110/frequency-of-the-ugt1a1-28-polymorphism-in-a-romanian-cohort-of-gilbert-syndrome-individuals
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Viorica E Radoi, Radu I Ursu, Elena Poenaru, Cosmin Arsene, Camil L Bohiltea, Roxana Bohiltea
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gilbert syndrome (GS) is characterized by unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia without liver disease or overt hemolysis and it is found in 3-10% of the general population. Inherited hyperbilirubinaemia is attributable to a reduced UGT1A1 activity. The UGT1A1 promoter (TA) repeats variants are documented of being involved in abnormally elevated bilirubin levels. The aim of the present study is to analyze the impact of UGT1A1 promoter variants on bilirubin levels in Romanian patients clinically supected with GS...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300459/mildly-elevated-unconjugated-bilirubin-is-associated-with-reduced-platelet-activation-related-thrombogenesis-and-inflammation-in-gilbert-s-syndrome
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Avinash R Kundur, Abishek B Santhakumar, Andrew C Bulmer, Indu Singh
Gilbert's syndrome (GS) is associated with a mild unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, increased circulating antioxidant capacity, and reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The current study investigated whether mildly elevated circulating unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) is negatively associated with multiple thrombotic risk factors including platelet activity, hemostatic function, and inflammation in individuals with GS. Blood samples were collected from matched GS and control subjects (14 per group). Activation-dependent platelet surface marker expression of PAC-1 (binds to GPIIb/IIIa surface receptors on activated platelets) and CD62P (marker for P-selectin released from activated degranulated platelets) was assessed in adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-stimulated platelets using flow cytometry...
March 16, 2017: Platelets
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