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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931177/effects-of-aldosterone-on-chemerin-expression-and-secretion-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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Junhua Ma, Fei Sun, Jingnan Wang, He Jiang, Jiancan Lu, Xing Wang, Jichen Zhang, Chao Shi, Wen You, Xiangqi Li, Hongling Zhu, Mingjun Gu
Aldosterone plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease; however, the underlying mechanisms have not been clarified. Chemerin has been characterized as an adipokine with crucial roles in obesity-associated disorders and cardiovascular homeostasis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the direct effects of aldosterone on chemerin expression and secretion in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and to identify the potential signalling pathways involved. Chemerin mRNA levels were measured using real-time PCR, whereas the levels of secreted chemerin in the culture media were determined using ELISA...
September 20, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930898/it-s-all-in-the-wrist-diagnosis-and-management-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Catherine O Durham, Kathy VanRavenstein
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy accounting for 90% of similar disorders, occurring in 3.8% of the population, common in adults aged 40-60 years, and is associated with an average 32 lost days of work and lost productivity. In addition to occupational exposure, there are several common chronic disorders that can preclude CTS, obesity, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, metabolic syndrome, and thyroid disorder, to name a few. Therefore, it is important for the primary care provider to have knowledge in this syndrome...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930626/pilot-study-whole-body-manual-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-sat-therapy-improved-pain-and-sat-structure-in-women-with-lipedema
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Karen L Herbst, Christopher Ussery, Alyna Eekema
Background Lipedema is a common painful subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) disorder in women affecting the limbs. SAT therapy is a manual therapy to improve soft tissue quality. Objective Determine if SAT therapy improves pain and structure of lipedema SAT. Design Single arm prospective pilot study. Setting Academic medical center. Patients Seven women, 46 ± 5 years, weight 90 ± 19 kg, with lipedema. Intervention Twelve 90-min SAT therapy sessions over 4 weeks. Outcomes Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans, SAT ultrasound (Vevo 2100), leg volumetrics, skin caliper assessment, tissue exam, weight, resting metabolic rate, pain assessment, lower extremity functional scale (LEFS) and body shape questionnaire (BSQ) at baseline and end of study...
September 20, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930607/transcriptomics-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Marios G Krokidis, Panagiotis Vlamos
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult-onset, incurable neurodegenerative disease characterized by the selective death of upper and lowers motor neurons in the spinal cord, brainstem and motor cortex, which ultimately leads to paralysis and death within 2-3 years of onset. ALS is poorly understood, although multiple studies have been proposed to explain the pathophysiological mechanisms of the disorder. The development of microarray technology, for simultaneous analysis of the transcriptional expression of thousands of genes, has provided new possibilities to get better insights into the pathogenesis of ALS, and most important, potential new candidate targets for novel treatments...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930542/deep-brain-stimulation-foundations-and-future-trends
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David J Aum, Travis S Tierney
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has emerged as a revolutionary treatment option for essential tremor (ET), Parkinson's disease (PD), idiopathic dystonia, and severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This article reviews the historical foundations of DBS including basal ganglia pathophysiological models, classic principles of electrical stimulation, technical components of the DBS system, treatment risks, and future directions for DBS. Chronic high frequency stimulation induces a number of functional changes from fast physiological to slower metabolic effects and ultimately leads to structural reorganization of the brain, so-called neuroplasticity...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930541/molecular-mechanisms-of-disorders-of-lipid-metabolism-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Hamid Moradi, Nosratola D Vaziri
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition marked by protracted kidney damage which over time can lead to end stage renal disease (ESRD). CKD can be categorized into different stages based on the extent of renal damage and degree of renal dysfunction with ESRD requiring renal replacement therapy considered the final stage. It is important to note that CKD in all of its forms is associated with accelerated atherosclerosis, cardiovascular (CV) disease and poor CV outcomes. While a number of factors contribute to the high risk of CV mortality in this patient population, dyslipidemia is considered to be a key player in the pathogenesis of CV disease in CKD...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930524/hypertension-and-cardiometabolic-disease
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Ivan Tasic, Dragan Lovic
Hypertension has  a central role in cardiometabolic disease and is usually associated with  metabolic disorders, such as insulin resistance, obesity, and dyslipidemia. Hyperinsulinemia may increase cardiovascular (CV) risk through its promotion of hypertension, which is possibly a result of chronic enhancement of sympathetic nervous system activity, stimulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system leading to increased renal tubular sodium reabsorption, modulating cation transport, or inducing vascular smooth muscle cell hypertrophy...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930378/the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Mina Amiri, Raziyeh Bidhendi Yarandi, Mahsa Noroozzadeh, Maryam Farahmand, Marziyeh Rostami Dovom, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common heterogeneous endocrine disorder associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS). The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to provide the most reliable estimate risk of MetS in women with PCOS, compared to healthy controls. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed in PubMed [including Medline], Web of Science and Scopus databases for retrieving articles in English language on the prevalence/incidence and odds of MetS in women with PCOS compared to healthy controls...
September 20, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930173/polyphenols-from-root-tubercles-and-grains-cropped-in-brazil-chemical-and-nutritional-characterization-and-their-effects-on-human-health-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Diego Dos Santos Baião, Cyntia Silva de Freitas, Laidson Paes Gomes, Davi da Silva, Anna Carolina N T F Correa, Patricia Ribeiro Pereira, Eduardo Mere Del Aguila, Vania Margaret Flosi Paschoalin
Throughout evolution, plants have developed the ability to produce secondary phenolic metabolites, which are important for their interactions with the environment, reproductive strategies and defense mechanisms. These (poly)phenolic compounds are a heterogeneous group of natural antioxidants found in vegetables, cereals and leguminous that exert beneficial and protective actions on human health, playing roles such as enzymatic reaction inhibitors and cofactors, toxic chemicals scavengers and biochemical reaction substrates, increasing the absorption of essential nutrients and selectively inhibiting deleterious intestinal bacteria...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930162/lean-body-mass-harbors-sensing-mechanisms-that-allow-safeguarding-of-methionine-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Yves Ingenbleek
Protein-depleted states generate allosteric inhibition of liver cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), which governs the first enzymatic step of the transsulfuration cascade, resulting in upstream accretion of homocysteine (Hcy) in body fluids. A similar Hcy increase may arise from normal hepatocytes undergoing experimentally-induced impairment of betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase (BHTM) activity or from components of lean body mass (LBM) submitted to any inflammatory disorder. LBM comprises a composite agglomeration of extrarenal tissues characterized by naturally occurring BHTM inactivity...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930138/antifungal-and-anticancer-potential-of-argemone-mexicana-l
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Nilesh V More, Arun S Kharat
Background: Medicinal plants are widely used to treat infectious diseases, metabolic disorders and cancer. Argemone mexicana L. (A. mexicana), commonly found on desolate land of Marathwada (Maharashtra, India) has been used to treat oral cavity infections. Methods: In this study, cold aqueous and methanolic extracts were prepared from A. mexicana stem and leaves. These extracts were tested for their antifungal and anticancer activities. The antifungal activity was tested using the agar well diffusion method, while the anticancer activity against immortalized cell lines was assessed by trypan blue assay...
November 3, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929924/the-search-for-a-subtype-selective-pet-imaging-agent-for-the-gabaa-receptor-complex-evaluation-of-the-radiotracer-11-c-ado-in-nonhuman-primates
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Shu-Fei Lin, Frederic Bois, Daniel Holden, Nabeel Nabulsi, Richard Pracitto, Hong Gao, Michael Kapinos, Jo-Ku Teng, Anupama Shirali, Jim Ropchan, Richard E Carson, Charles S Elmore, Neil Vasdev, Yiyun Huang
The myriad physiological functions of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) are mediated by the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor complex comprising of the GABAA, GABAB, and GABAC groups. The various GABAA subunits with region-specific distributions in the brain subserve different functional and physiological roles. For example, the sedative and anticonvulsive effects of classical benzodiazepines are attributed to the α1 subunit, and the α2 and α3 subunits mediate the anxiolytic effect. To optimize pharmacotherapies with improved efficacy and devoid of undesirable side effects for the treatment of anxiety disorders, subtype-selective imaging radiotracers are required to assess target engagement at GABA sites and determine the dose-receptor occupancy relationships...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929646/-research-progress-in-mechanism-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-treatment-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Xian-Ying Zhou, Li Zhou, Zu-Yue Sun
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous endocrine disorder, which is characterized by hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance and chronic anovulation, and has become a serious threat to the health of adolescents and women of childbearing age.At present,lowering androgen, improving insulin resistance and inducing ovulation are the main methods adopted by doctors to treat the disease, but the adverse reactions of the western medicine and the long-term treatment are hard to be accepted by the patients...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929385/l-serine-a-naturally-occurring-amino-acid-with-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
J S Metcalf, R A Dunlop, J T Powell, S A Banack, P A Cox
In human neuroblastoma cell cultures, non-human primates and human beings, L-serine is neuroprotective, acting through a variety of biochemical and molecular mechanisms. Although L-serine is generally classified as a non-essential amino acid, it is probably more appropriate to term it as a "conditional non-essential amino acid" since, under certain circumstances, vertebrates cannot synthesize it in sufficient quantities to meet necessary cellular demands. L-serine is biosynthesized in the mammalian central nervous system from 3-phosphoglycerate and serves as a precursor for the synthesis of the amino acids glycine and cysteine...
September 19, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929093/the-elevated-rate-of-cesarean-section-and-its-contribution-to-non-communicable-chronic-diseases-in-latin-america-the-growing-involvement-of-the-microbiota
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REVIEW
Fabien Magne, Alexa Puchi Silva, Bielka Carvajal, Martin Gotteland
The current recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding cesarean section (C-section) is that this clinical practice should be carried out only under specific conditions, when the health or life of the mother/newborn dyad is threatened, and that its use should not exceed 10-15% of the total deliveries. However, over the last few decades, the frequency of C-section delivery in medium- and high-income countries has rapidly increased worldwide. This review describes the evolution of this procedure in Latin American countries, showing that today more than half of newborns in the region are delivered by C-section...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928971/association-of-lipid-peroxidation-and-antioxidant-status-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-iranian-healthy-elderly-women
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Afsaneh Bakhtiari, Karimolla Hajian-Tilaki, Shabnam Omidvar, Fatemeh Nasiri Amiri
The interconnection between aging and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and their effect on oxidative stress (OxS) status lacks adequate information. Additionally, the age-related changes of antioxidant defenses and OxS in senior women with MetS in comparison to healthy senior women are not yet established. We analyzed the correlation between oxidative defense status and OxS with MetS components. Through further examination of MetS and aging, we aimed to determine their independent effects on OxS and oxidative defense status...
October 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928902/collaborative-power-of-nrf2-and-ppar%C3%AE-activators-against-metabolic-and-drug-induced-oxidative-injury
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REVIEW
Choongho Lee
Mammalian cells have evolved a unique strategy to protect themselves against oxidative damage induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Especially, two transcription factors, nuclear factor erythroid 2p45-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ), have been shown to play key roles in establishing this cellular antioxidative defense system. Recently, several researchers reported ameliorating effects of pharmacological activators for these Nrf2 and PPARγ pathways on the progression of various metabolic disorders and drug-induced organ injuries by oxidative stress...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928659/brain-pharmacokinetics-and-the-pharmacological-effects-on-striatal-neurotransmitter-levels-of-pueraria-lobata-isoflavonoids-in-rat
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Bingxin Xiao, Zengxian Sun, Fangrui Cao, Lisha Wang, Yonghong Liao, Xinmin Liu, Ruile Pan, Qi Chang
Isoflavonoids are putatively active components of Pueraria lobata and has been demonstrated prominent neuro-protection effect against cerebrovascular disorders, hypertension or Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the molecular basis for the beneficial effect of Pueraria lobata on nervous systems has not been well revealed. The present study aims to assess striatum exposure to main active isoflavonoids and changes of striatal extracellular neurotransmitters levels in rat brain after intravenous administration of Pueraria lobata isoflavonoids extracts (PLF), to further elucidate its' substantial bases for neuro activities...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928236/histone-deacetylase-inhibition-ameliorates-hypertension-and-hyperglycemia-in-a-model-of-cushing-s-syndrome
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Hae-Ahm Lee, Seol-Hee Kang, Mina Kim, Eunjo Lee, Hyun-Min Cho, Eun-Kyung Moon, Inkyeom Kim
Cushing's syndrome (CS) caused by hypercortisolism is occasionally accompanied by metabolic disorders such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM), dyslipidemia and central obesity. Thus, morbidity and mortality, observed in cardiovascular disease, are elevated in patients with CS. We hypothesized that HDAC inhibition (HDACi) decreased transcriptional activity of glucocorticoid receptor (GR), which ameliorates hypertension and hyperglycemia in patients with CS. To establish an animal model of hypercortisolism, Sprague-Dawley rats were infused with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH, 40 ng/day) or dexamethasone (Dex, 10 μg/day) via osmotic minipumps for 4 weeks...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928007/removal-of-uremic-retention-products-by-hemodialysis-is-coupled-with-indiscriminate-loss-of-vital-metabolites
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Zhi-Hao Zhang, Jia-Rong Mao, Hua Chen, Wei Su, Yuan Zhang, Li Zhang, Dan-Qian Chen, Ying-Yong Zhao, Nosratola D Vaziri
BACKGROUND: Although dialysis ameliorates uremia and fluid and electrolytes disorders, annual mortality rate remains high in dialysis population reflecting its shortcoming in replacing renal function. Unlike the normal kidney, dialysis causes dramatic shifts in volume and composition of body fluids and indiscriminate removal of vital solutes. Present study was undertaken to determine the impact of hemodialysis on plasma metabolites in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: 80 hemodialysed patients and 80 age/gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
September 16, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
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