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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732765/identification-and-expression-analysis-of-fetuin-b-fetub-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus-l-mucosal-barriers-following-bacterial-challenge
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Chao Li, Chengbin Gao, Qiang Fu, Baofeng Su, Jinghua Chen
Fetuin B (FETUB), a recently described cysteine proteinase inhibitor, has numerous conserved N-glycosylation sites and species-specific O-glycosylation sites, which contains two cystatin (CY) domains. FETUB is likely to play regulatory roles in acute inflammation, female infertility, fish organogenesis and tumor suppression. In the present study, transcript of turbot FETUB gene was captured, its protein structure and expression patterns in different tissues with emphasis on mucosal barriers following different bacterial infection were characterized...
July 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723944/application-of-mass-spectrometry-to-elucidate-the-pathophysiology-of-encephalitozoon-cuniculi-infection-in-rabbits
#2
Guillaume Desoubeaux, Maria Del Carmen Piqueras, Ana Pantin, Sanjoy K Bhattacharya, Roman Peschke, Anja Joachim, Carolyn Cray
Encephalitozoon cuniculi is a microsporidian species which can induce subclinical to serious disease in mammals including rabbits, a definitive natural host. The pathophysiology of infection has not been comprehensively elucidated. In this exploratory study, we utilized two mass spectrometry approaches: first, the analysis of the humoral response by profiling the microsporidian antigens as revealed by Western blot screening, and second, implementing the iTRAQ®-labeling protocol to focus on the changes within the host proteome during infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723077/comparison-of-methods-to-release-mucin-type-o-glycans-for-glycomic-analysis
#3
Yukinobu Goso, Tsukiko Sugaya, Kazuhiko Ishihara, Makoto Kurihara
Mucin-type O-glycans (O-glycans) are one of the most common glycans attached to proteins. To develop an optimized glycomic analysis protocol, O-glycans were released from glycoproteins using hydrazine, ammonia, or sodium hydroxide treatment, followed by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography to evaluate O-glycan release. We found that porcine gastric mucin or bovine fetuin treated at 60°C for 6 h with hydrazine gas in the presence of malonic acid yielded O-glycans with only a small amount of degraded, so-called "peeled" products...
July 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713076/prospective-relation-of-circulating-adipokines-to-incident-metabolic-syndrome-the-framingham-heart-study
#4
Justin P Zachariah, Rene Quiroz, Kerrie P Nelson, Zhaoyang Teng, John F Keaney, Lisa M Sullivan, Ramachandran S Vasan
BACKGROUND: Adipokines are elaborated by adipose tissue and are associated with glycemic, lipid, and vascular traits. We hypothesized that in a cross-sectional analysis circulating adipokines are altered among subsets of obesity stratified by presence versus absence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and prospectively predict the incidence of MetS. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants in the community-based Framingham Third Generation Cohort who attended examination cycle 1 were included in the study (2002-2005; N=3777, mean age, 40 years; 59% women)...
July 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713075/association-of-parental-obesity-and-diabetes-mellitus-with-circulating-adipokines-in-nonobese-nondiabetic-offspring
#5
Justin P Zachariah, Rene Quiroz, Danielle Enserro, Charlotte Andersson, John F Keaney, Lisa M Sullivan, Ramachandran S Vasan
BACKGROUND: Adipokines are implicated in the development of obesity-related traits. We hypothesized that nonobese participants without diabetes mellitus (DM) whose parents were obese or had DM would have altered circulating adipokines compared with those without parental history of these conditions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants in the community-based Framingham Third Generation cohort who were not obese (body mass index <30) and not diabetic with both parents in the Framingham Offspring cohort were included in this analysis (n=2034, mean age 40 years, 54% women)...
July 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705270/serum-fetuin-a-levels-and-thyroid-function-inmiddle-aged-and-elderly-chinese
#6
Xin Ru Deng, Lin Ding, Tian Ge Wang, Min Xu, Jie Li Lu, Mian Li, Zhi Yun Zhao, Yu Hong Chen, Yu Fang Bi, Yi Ping Xu, Yu Xu
Serum fetuin-A levels are reportedly elevated in hyperthyroidism. However, there are few relevant epidemiologic studies. We conducted a cross-sectional study in Songnan community, China in 2009 to investigate the association between serum fetuin-A concentrations and thyroid function. A total of 2,984 participants aged 40 years and older were analyzed. Multivariable linear regression analysis revealed that serum fetuin-A concentra- tions were positively associated with log (free triiodothyronine) and were inversely associated with log (thyroid peroxidase antibody) after adjustment (both P < 0...
June 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701243/regulation-of-fetuin-a-gene-expression-in-the-neonatal-pig-liver
#7
T G Ramsay, M J Stoll, L A Blomberg, T J Caperna
Fetuin A (also known as α2-Heremans-Schmid glycoprotein) is a protein primarily expressed by the liver and secreted into the blood. Previous studies have suggested that plasma concentrations of fetuin A are elevated with impaired growth rate in swine. The present study was designed to examine the relationship of porcine fetuin A with growth rate in the pig and to also elucidate the regulation of fetuin A expression by examining the hormonal and cytokine regulation of fetuin A mRNA abundance in hepatocytes prepared from suckling piglets...
July 13, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695533/electron-transfer-higher-energy-collision-dissociation-ethcd-enabled-intact-glycopeptide-glycoproteome-characterization
#8
Qing Yu, Bowen Wang, Zhengwei Chen, Go Urabe, Matthew S Glover, Xudong Shi, Lian-Wang Guo, K Craig Kent, Lingjun Li
Protein glycosylation, one of the most heterogeneous post-translational modifications, can play a major role in cellular signal transduction and disease progression. Traditional mass spectrometry (MS)-based large-scale glycoprotein sequencing studies heavily rely on identifying enzymatically released glycans and their original peptide backbone separately, as there is no efficient fragmentation method to produce unbiased glycan and peptide product ions simultaneously in a single spectrum, and that can be conveniently applied to high throughput glycoproteome characterization, especially for N-glycopeptides, which can have much more branched glycan side chains than relatively less complex O-linked glycans...
July 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693997/lectin-from-canavalia-villosa-seeds-a-glucose-mannose-specific-protein-and-a-new-tool-for-inflammation-studies
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Claudia F Lossio, Cleane G Moreira, Renata M F Amorim, Clareane S Nobre, Mayara T L Silva, Cornevile C Neto, Vanir R Pinto-Junior, Ivanice B Silva, Julia Campos, Ana Maria S Assreuy, Benildo S Cavada, Kyria S Nascimento
With important carbohydrate binding properties, lectins are proteins able to decipher the glycocode, and as such, they can be used in bioassays involving cell-cell communication, protein targeting, inflammation, and hypernociception, among others. In this study, a new glucose/mannose-specific lectin from Canavalia villosa seeds (Cvill) was isolated by a single affinity chromatography step in a Sephadex(®) G-50 column, with a purification yield of 19.35mg of lectin per gram of powdered seed. Analysis of intact protein by mass spectrometry showed the lectin is composed of three polypeptide chains, including a 25...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688892/vascular-ossification-pathology-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
#10
Michael A Fuery, Lusha Liang, Frederick S Kaplan, Emile R Mohler
In recent years, the mechanisms and clinical significance of vascular calcification have been increasingly investigated. For over a century, however, pathologists have recognized that vascular calcification is a form of heterotopic ossification. In this review, we aim to describe the pathology and molecular processes of vascular ossification, to characterize its clinical significance and treatment options, and to elucidate areas that require further investigation. The molecular mechanisms of vascular ossification involve the activation of regulators including bone morphogenic proteins and chondrogenic transcription factors and the loss of mineralization inhibitors like fetuin-A and pyrophosphate...
July 5, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683166/multi-biomarker-analysis-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#11
Christiana Schernthaner, Michael Lichtenauer, Bernhard Wernly, Vera Paar, Rudin Pistulli, Ilonka Rohm, Christian Jung, Hans-Reiner Figulla, Attila Yilmaz, Janne Cadamuro, Elisabeth Haschke-Becher, John Pernow, P Christian Schulze, Uta C Hoppe, Daniel Kretzschmar
BACKGROUND: Novel biomarkers representing different pathobiological pathways and their role in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were studied. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed serum levels of soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2), growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) and plasma fetuin A in blood of patients with AMI (STEMI, n=61; NSTEMI, n=57) compared to controls with excluded coronary artery disease (n=76)...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660137/role-of-fetuin-a-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-joint-arthritis
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REVIEW
Eleni Pappa, Despina S Perrea, Spiridon Pneumaticos, Vasileios S Nikolaou
Osteoarthritis is a slowly progressive disease which includes the intervention of several cytokines, macrophage metalleinoproteinases reaction, leading to the degradation of the local cartilage but also having an impact on the serum acute phase proteins (APPs). Subsequently, biomarkers seem to be essential to estimate its progression and the need for any surgical intervention such as total arthroplasty, but also can be used as therapeutic agents. Recently, among APPs, fetuin A drew attention regarding its possible anti-inflammatory role in animal models but also as a therapeutic agent in the inflammatory joint disease in clinical trials...
June 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643299/the-association-between-circulating-fetuin-a-levels-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-risk-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#13
REVIEW
F Roshanzamir, M Miraghajani, M H Rouhani, M Mansourian, R Ghiasvand, S M Safavi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Fetuin-A is a liver-derived circulating protein that is associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis of published observational studies was to investigate mean levels of fetuin-A in T2D patients and the relationship between blood fetuin-A levels and T2D risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Google Scholar, Web of Science, and The Cochrane Library were systematically searched for potential relevant studies up to 1 December 2016...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631213/the-constitutive-protease-release-by-primary-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
#14
Maria Honnemyr, Øystein Bruserud, Annette K Brenner
INTRODUCTION: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells show constitutive release of matrix metalloproteases and their inhibitors. We now investigated this constitutive release of protease/protease regulators associated with carcinogenesis (ADAM12, uPA, cystatin B), angiogenesis (serpin E1, uPA, CD147), cancer cell migration (uPA, cystatin C), coagulation (ADAM TS13, serpin C1), inflammation (fetuin A, caspase 1, cystatin C), monocytic differentiation (CFD) or regulation of hematopoiesis (neutrophil elastase)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630003/effects-of-mild-calorie-restriction-on-lipid-metabolism-and-inflammation-in-liver-and-adipose-tissue
#15
Chan Yoon Park, Soyoung Park, Min Soo Kim, Hye-Kyeong Kim, Sung Nim Han
Calorie restriction (CR) has been reported to improve lipid metabolism and to decrease inflammatory diseases. However, most existing CR models use 30-50% calorie reduction, which is hard to achieve in humans. We investigated the effects of mild CR on lipid metabolism and inflammatory responses. Male C57BL/6 mice were fed control diet (10% kcal fat, Control) or high fat diet (60% kcal fat, HFD) ad libitum or reduced amount of control diet to achieve 15% CR for 16 wks. Body weights, white adipose tissue weights, liver triacylglycerol levels, and serum fetuin-A levels were lower in CR than in the Control...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622050/serum-and-aqueous-humor-levels-of-fetuin-a-in-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome
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Nilay Yuksel, Tamer Takmaz, Ummuhani Ozel Turkcu, Merve Ergin, Hasan Altinkaynak, Ayse Bilgihan
PURPOSE: To evaluate serum and aqueous humor levels of fetuin-A in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEXS) in comparison with those of age- and sex-matched healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 25 patients with PEXS and 25 control subjects who were undergoing cataract surgery without any systemic or ocular disease. Aqueous humor and serum fetuin-A levels were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method. RESULTS: The mean age of the PEXS group (14 males, 11 females, n = 25) was 57...
June 16, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621339/hepatokines-linking-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-insulin-resistance
#17
REVIEW
Ruth C R Meex, Matthew J Watt
Hepatic steatosis is an underlying feature of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is the most common form of liver disease and is present in up to ∼70% of individuals who are overweight. NAFLD is also associated with hypertriglyceridaemia and low levels of HDL, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Hepatic steatosis is a strong predictor of the development of insulin resistance and often precedes the onset of other known mediators of insulin resistance. This sequence of events suggests that hepatic steatosis has a causal role in the development of insulin resistance in other tissues, such as skeletal muscle...
June 9, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590116/facile-and-selective-enrichment-of-intact-sialoglycopeptides-using-graphitic-carbon-nitride
#18
Mo Zhang, Yujie Liu, Dan Zhang, Tianjing Chen, Zhili Li
Combining powerful selectivity, high stability, convenient operation, mild condition, and eco-friendliness, a novel graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4)-based enrichment method of intact sialoglycopeptides (SGs) was developed. The intact SGs could be simply enriched and separated from protein tryptic digests by hydrogen bonding without damage of glycan structures due to the specific structure of g-C3N4. By optimizing the enrichment and elution conditions, 45 and 38 SGs were detected from the tryptic digests of bovine fetuin and transferrin, respectively...
July 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561948/identification-of-fucosylated-fetuin-a-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-cholangiocarcinoma
#19
Lucy Betesh, Mary Ann Comunale, Mengjun Wang, Hongyan Liang, Julie Hafner, Aykan Karabudak, Nasra H Giama, Catherine D Moser, Eiji Miyoshi, Lewis R Roberts, Timothy M Block, Anand Mehta
PURPOSE: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a malignancy of the bile ducts. The purpose of this discovery study was to identify effective serum markers for surveillance of cholangiocarcinoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Using a glycomic method, patients with CCA were determined to have increased levels of alpha-1,3 and alpha-1,6 linked fucosylated glycan. Proteomic analysis of the serum fucosylated proteome identified proteins such as alpha-2-macroglobulin, kininogen, hemopexin, fetuin-A, alpha-1 anti-trypsin, and ceruloplasmin as being hyperfucosylated in HCC...
May 31, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554965/fetuin-a-aggravates-lipotoxicity-in-podocytes-via-interleukin-1-signaling
#20
Jana M Orellana, Kapil Kampe, Friederike Schulze, Jonas Sieber, Andreas W Jehle
Sterile inflammation is considered critical in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Here we show that Fetuin-A (FetA) or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exacerbate palmitic acid-induced podocyte death, which is associated with a strong induction of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and keratinocyte chemoattractant (KC). Moreover, blockage of TLR4 prevents MCP-1 and KC secretion and attenuates podocyte death induced by palmitic acid alone or combined with FetA. In addition, inhibition of interleukin-1 (IL-1) signaling by anakinra, a recombinant human IL-1Ra, or a murinized anti-IL-1β antibody attenuates the inflammatory and ultimate cell death response elicited by FetA alone or combined with palmitic acid...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
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