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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213903/specifics-of-fetuin-a-levels-in-distinct-types-of-chronic-heart-failure
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Michael Lichtenauer, Bernhard Wernly, Vera Paar, Ilonka Rohm, Christian Jung, Atilla Yilmaz, Uta C Hoppe, Paul Christian Schulze, Daniel Kretzschmar, Rudin Pistulli
INTRODUCTION: Fetuin-A has been described to correlate inversely with vascular calcification both in animal models but also in patients with heart and renal disease. In this current study, we sought to investigate whether fetuin-A might be a useful marker for the discrimination of ischemic (ICM) from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: A total of 124 non-consecutive patients were included in this study, 59 patients suffered from ICM and 65 patients from DCM. Serum samples were obtained during out-patient visits and analyzed for fetuin-A by ELISA...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212442/ecto-5-nucleotidase-cd73-nt5e-vitamin-d-receptor-and-fgf23-gene-polymorphisms-may-play-a-role-in-the-development-of-calcific-uremic-arteriolopathy-in-dialysis-patients-data-from-the-german-calciphylaxis-registry
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Hansjörg Rothe, Vincent Brandenburg, Margot Haun, Barbara Kollerits, Florian Kronenberg, Markus Ketteler, Christoph Wanner
INTRODUCTION: Calciphylaxis/calcific uremic arteriolopathy affects mainly end-stage kidney disease patients but is also associated with malignant disorders such as myeloma, melanoma and breast cancer. Genetic risk factors of calciphylaxis have never been studied before. METHODS: We investigated 10 target genes using a tagging SNP approach: the genes encoding CD73/ ecto-5'-nucleotidase (purinergic pathway), Matrix Gla protein, Fetuin A, Bone Gla protein, VKORC1 (all related to intrinsic calcification inhibition), calcium-sensing receptor, FGF23, Klotho, vitamin D receptor, stanniocalcin 1 (all related to CKD-MBD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210079/%C3%AE-2-heremans-schmid-glycoprotein-fetuin-a-downregulation-and-its-utility-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#3
Anastassios C Manolakis, Gregory Christodoulidis, Andreas N Kapsoritakis, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Elisavet K Tiaka, Kostas Oikonomou, Varvara J Valotassiou, Spyros P Potamianos
AIM: To investigate the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on α2-Heremans-Schmid Glycoprotein (AHSG/fetuin A) and potential associations with disease and patient characteristics. METHODS: AHSG serum levels were determined in treatment-naïve newly-diagnosed patients, 96 with ulcerative colitis (UC), 84 with Crohn's disease (CD), 62 with diarrhea-predominant or mixed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, D- and M- types) and 180 healthy controls (HC), by an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192976/quantification-of-influenza-neuraminidase-activity-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-and-isotope-dilution-mass-spectrometry
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Maria I Solano, Adrian R Woolfitt, Tracie L Williams, Carrie L Pierce, Larisa V Gubareva, Vasiliy Mishin, John Robert Barr
Mounting evidence suggests that neuraminidase's functionality extends beyond its classical role in influenza virus infection and that anti-neuraminidase antibodies offer protective immunity. Therefore, a renewed interest in development of neuraminidase (NA)-specific methods to characterize the glycoprotein and evaluate potential advantages for NA standardization in influenza vaccines has emerged. NA displays sialidase activity by cleaving off the terminal N-acetylneuraminic acid on α-2-3 or α-2-6 sialic acid containing receptors of host cells...
February 6, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183456/regulation-of-the-novel-adipokines-hepatokines-fetuin-a-and-fetuin-b-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Susan Kralisch, Annett Hoffmann, Ulrike Lössner, Jürgen Kratzsch, Matthias Blüher, Michael Stumvoll, Mathias Fasshauer, Thomas Ebert
OBJECTIVE: Fetuin B has recently been introduced as a novel adipokine/hepatokine which is significantly increased in hepatic steatosis and mediates impaired insulin action, as well as glucose intolerance. However, regulation of fetuin B in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), as well as its longitudinal changes in the peripartum period, have not been elucidated, so far. DESIGN AND METHODS: Circulating fetuin A and fetuin B were quantified in 74 women with GDM and 74 healthy and gestational age-matched controls by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay during pregnancy (median gestational age: 201days)...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154244/fetuin-a-as-an-alternative-marker-for-insulin-resistance-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-prepubertal-children
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Young Suk Shim, Min Jae Kang, Yeon Jeong Oh, Joon Woo Baek, Seung Yang, Il Tae Hwang
AIM: Fetuin-A plays a role in insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. This study aims to determine the relationship between fetuin-A levels and cardiometabolic risk factors, as well as to investigate the effect of serum fetuin-A on insulin resistance indices to determine whether fetuin-A is an additional marker for insulin resistance in prepubertal children. METHODS: A total of 99 prepubertal Korean children (59 males) aged from 6.0 to 10.0 years was included in this study...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149018/evaluation-of-serum-fetuin-a-and-osteoprotegerin-levels-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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Mehmet Genc, Murat Can, Berrak Guven, Saniye Cinar, Cagatay Buyukuysal, Bilgehan Acikgoz, Ayca Gorkem Mungan, Serefden Acikgoz
Psoriasis patients are determined to have a high ratio of coronary artery calcification. Fetuin-A and osteoprotegerin are systemic calcification inhibitors and related to vascular calcification and cardiovascular mortality. In this study we investigated the relationship between fetuin-A and osteoprotegerin levels in psoriasis patients. The study included 40 healthy volunteers and 40 psoriasis patients. Venous blood were collected from healthy volunteers and psoriasis patients in order to search the fetuin-A and osteoprotegerin levels...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112206/serum-vitamin-d-intact-parathyroid-hormone-and-fetuin-a-concentrations-were-associated-with-geriatric-sarcopenia-and-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Wei-Ting Chang, Chih-Hsing Wu, Ling-Wei Hsu, Po-Wei Chen, Jia-Rong Yu, Chin-Sung Chang, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Ping-Yen Liu
With aging, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) increases. It plays a crucial role in left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Also, 25-hydroxy vitamin D (Vit-D) and iPTH have been observed to be determinants of muscle wasting known as sarcopenia. Fetuin A (FetA), a systemic calcification inhibitor, involves in the development of diastolic heart failure. Hence, we hypothesized that the interplay among FetA, Vit-D and iPTH may contribute to sarcopenic LVH among the elders. We analyzed a database from the Tianliao Old People study with 541 elders (≥65 years) in a Taiwan's suburban community...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096437/phase-angle-predicts-arterial-stiffness-and-vascular-calcification-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Margarida Sarmento-Dias, Carla Santos-Araújo, Rui Poínhos, Bruno Oliveira, Maria Sousa, Liliana S Silva, Isabel S Silva, Flora Correia, Manuel Pestana
♦ Objectives: Fluid overload (FO) is frequently present in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and is associated with markers of malnutrition, inflammation, and atherosclerosis/calcification (MIAC) syndrome. We examined the relationships in stable PD patients between phase angle (PhA) and the spectrum of uremic vasculopathy including vascular calcification and arterial stiffness and between PhA and changes in serum fetuin-A levels. ♦ Methods: Sixty-one stable adult PD patients were evaluated in a cross-sectional study (ST1)...
January 17, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094081/emerging-human-fetuin-a-assays-for-biomedical-diagnostics
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REVIEW
Sandeep Kumar Vashist, E Marion Schneider, A G Venkatesh, John H T Luong
Human fetuin A (HFA) plays a prominent pathophysiological role in numerous diseases and pathophysiological conditions with considerable biomedical significance; one example is the formation of calciprotein particles in osteoporosis and impaired calcium metabolisms. With impressive advances in in vitro diagnostic assays during the last decade, ELISAs have become a workhorse in routine clinical diagnostics. Recent diagnostic formats involve high-sensitivity immunoassay procedures, surface plasmon resonance, rapid immunoassay chemistries, signal enhancement, and smartphone detection...
January 13, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091715/highly-sensitive-glycosylamine-labelling-of-o-glycans-using-non-reductive-%C3%AE-elimination
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Kenichiro Furuki, Toshimasa Toyo'oka, Kazutoshi Ban
When developing biopharmaceuticals, glycans are the most important posttranslational protein modifications that must be addressed because they affect the between-protein interactions that maintain homeostasis. The glycan profile may be defined as a critical quality attribute of a biopharmaceutical. Comprehensive analysis of protein glycosylation must overcome challenges such as the release, labelling, separation and detection of O-glycans. In contrast, N-glycans can be readily released non-reductively from peptide backbones using an enzyme such as peptide N-glycosidase F...
January 14, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052525/daily-variability-in-serum-levels-of-calciprotein-particles-and-their-association-with-mineral-metabolism-parameters-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study
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Hodaka Yamada, Makoto Kuro-O, San-E Ishikawa, Shunsuke Funazaki, Ikuyo Kusaka, Masafumi Kakei, Kazuo Hara
BACKGROUND: Calciprotein particles (CPPs), colloidal protein-mineral nanoparticles composed of solid-phase calcium phosphate and serum protein fetuin-A found in blood, are emerging as a novel component of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD). In this study, we examined daily variations in CPPs as well as their association with mineral metabolism parameters in normal individuals and early-stage CKD patients. METHODS: Twenty subjects (10 healthy adults, 10 diabetic patients) were enrolled...
January 4, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039046/bone-quality-assessment-as-measured-by-trabecular-bone-score-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-dialysis
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Maria P Yavropoulou, Vasilios Vaios, Maria Pikilidou, Ioannis Chryssogonidis, Melina Sachinidou, Symeon Tournis, Konstantinos Makris, Kalliopi Kotsa, Michalis Daniilidis, Afroditi Haritanti, Vassilios Liakopoulos
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) exhibit osteoporosis and increased fracture risk. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan measurements and calculation of fracture risk assessment toll score underestimate fracture risk in these patients and do not estimate bone quality. Trabecular bone score (TBS) has been recently proposed as an indirect measure of bone microarchitecture. In this study, we investigated alterations of bone quality in patients with ESRD on HD, using TBS...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005930/nanoparticle-tracking-analysis-for-the-enumeration-and-characterization-of-mineralo-organic-nanoparticles-in-feline-urine
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M Mellema, M Stoller, Y Queau, S P Ho, T Chi, J A Larsen, N Passlack, A J Fascetti, C Mohr, J L Westropp
Urinary stone disease, particularly calcium oxalate, is common in both humans and cats. Calcifying nanoparticles (CNP) are spherical nanocrystallite material, and are composed of proteins (fetuin, albumin) and inorganic minerals. CNP are suggested to play a role in a wide array of pathologic mineralization syndromes including urolithiasis. We documented the development of a clinically relevant protocol to assess urinary CNP in 9 healthy cats consuming the same diet in a controlled environment using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA®)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002514/lectin-purification-from-carp-roe-cyprinus-carpio-l-investigation-of-its-carbohydrate-specificity-and-application-in-histochemistry
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Rostyslav Antonyuk, Alexander Lutsyk, Volodymyr Antonyuk
A method of lectin purification from carp roe (CCRA) was elaborated, which includes affinity chromatography on cross-linked ovomucoid and copolymers of polyvinyl alcohol and blood group-specific substances. That allowed obtaining lectin with electrophoretic purity and yielding of ˜ 42 mg÷kg roe. Electrophoresis in 15% polyacrylamide gel in the presence of β-mercaptoethanol showed one band with molecular mass ˜ 15 kDa, whereas in the absence of β-mercaptoethanol, CCRA exposed band with molecular mass ˜ 60 kDa...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001239/patients-with-dental-calculus-have-increased-saliva-and-gingival-crevicular-fluid-fetuin-a-levels-but-no-association-with-fetuin-a-polymorphisms
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Gülnihal Emrem Doğan, Turgut Demir, Esra Laloğlu, Ebru Sağlam, Hülya Aksoy, Abdulkadir Yildirim, Fatih Akçay
Fetuin-A is a potent inhibitor of calcium-phosphate precipitation and of the calcification process, therefore it can also be related with dental calculus. Thus, we aimed to investigate a possible relationship between fetuin-A gene polymorphism and the presence of dental calculus. A possible relationship between serum, saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) levels of fetuin-A was also investigated. Fetuin-A c.742C > T and c.766C > G polymorphisms were investigated in 103 patients with or without dental calculus...
December 22, 2016: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998014/fetuin-a-serum-amyloid-a-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-levels-in-periodontal-health-and-disease
#17
Çiğdem Coşkun Türer, Umut Ballı, Berrak Güven
OBJECTIVES: The present study is evaluating fetuin-A, serum amyloid A (SAA) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) levels in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and serum samples in periodontal health and disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty patients were divided into three groups: Group 1 periodontal health (n=20), group 2 gingivitis (n=20) and group 3 chronic periodontitis (CP) (n=20). GCF and serum samples were evaluated using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay kit...
December 20, 2016: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990439/effect-of-exogenous-fetuin-a-on-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-in-hepatic-stellate-cells
#18
Yulai Zhou, Shuang Yang, Pan Zhang
Objective. To explore the effects of low concentration of exogenous fetuin-A intervention on TGF-β1 induced LX2 cells through detection of the expression of mRNA and protein of Smad2, Smad3, and Smad7. Methods. MTT assay was used to detect the LX2 cells proliferation and the regression equation calculating software was applied to determine IC50 of fetuin-A. RT-PCR was used to determine the relative content of Smad2, Smad3, and Smad7 mRNA in LX2 cells. Western blot was used to detect the LX2 cells relative content of Smad2, Smad3, Smad7 protein expression, respectively...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965111/sialylated-fetuin-a-as-a-candidate-predictive-biomarker-for-successful-grass-pollen-allergen-immunotherapy
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Noémie Caillot, Julien Bouley, Karine Jain, Sandrine Mariano, Sonia Luce, Stéphane Horiot, Sabi Airouche, Chloé Beuraud, Christian Beauvallet, Philippe Devillier, Sylvie Chollet-Martin, Christine Kellenberger, Laurent Mascarell, Henri Chabre, Thierry Batard, Emmanuel Nony, Vincent Lombardi, Véronique Baron-Bodo, Philippe Moingeon
BACKGROUND: Eligibility to immunotherapy is based on the determination of IgE reactivity to a specific allergen by skin prick or in vitro testing. Biomarkers predicting the likelihood of clinical improvement during immunotherapy would significantly improve patient selection. METHODS: Proteins were differentially assessed by 2D-DiGE and label-free mass spectrometry in pre-treatment sera obtained from clinical responders and non-responders within a cohort of 82 grass pollen allergic patients receiving sublingual immunotherapy or placebo...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955744/glycoproteomics-analysis-of-plasma-proteins-associated-with-opisthorchis-viverrini-infection-induced-cholangiocarcinoma-in-hamster-model
#20
Pramote Sriwanitchrak, Atchara Paemanee, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Vithoon Viyanant, Kesara Na-Bangchang
OBJECTIVE: To apply lectin affinity chromatography and glycoproteomics-based LC-MS/MS to preliminarily investigate the possible potential plasma biomarkers of Opisthorchis viverrini (OV)-associated CCA in OV/dimethylnitrosamine (DMN)-induced CCA hamster model. METHODS: Nine Syrian hamsters were divided into 3 groups as follows (n = 3 each): normal (healthy control group); OV group; and OV/DMN group (CCA group). Pooled plasma samples collected from animals in each group at the 6th month post-infection with OV metacercarae were subjected to glycoproteomics analysis...
December 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
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