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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161632/ambient-air-pollution-adipokines-and-glucose-homeostasis-the-framingham-heart-study
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Wenyuan Li, Kirsten S Dorans, Elissa H Wilker, Mary B Rice, Itai Kloog, Joel D Schwartz, Petros Koutrakis, Brent A Coull, Diane R Gold, James B Meigs, Caroline S Fox, Murray A Mittleman
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations of proximity to major roadways, sustained exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and acute exposure to ambient air pollutants with adipokines and measures of glucose homeostasis among participants living in the northeastern United States. METHODS: We included 5958 participants from the Framingham Offspring cohort examination cycle 7 (1998-2001) and 8 (2005-2008) and Third Generation cohort examination cycle 1 (2002-2005) and 2 (2008-2011), who did not have type 2 diabetes at the time of examination visit...
November 18, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161418/no-improvement-in-hemoglobin-a1c-following-hepatitis-c-viral-clearance-in-patients-with-and-without-hiv
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Chloe S Chaudhury, Julia Sheehan, Cheryl Chairez, Elizabeth Akoth, Chloe Gross, Rachel Silk, Sarah Kattakuzhy, Elana Rosenthal, Shyam Kottilil, Henry Masur, Colleen Hadigan
Hepatitis C clearance with directly acting antivirals (DAAs) may be associated with acute decreases in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). We prospectively evaluated 251 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected subjects (31% human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] positive) pre- and post-DAA therapy (median follow-up 28 months). Changes in HbA1c and glucose were minimal and did not differ by sustained virologic response (SVR), HIV, diabetes, or fibrosis. Following SVR, mean change in HbA1c was -0.022 ± 0.53%; however, total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol increased significantly...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161229/sex-and-dose-specific-effects-of-maternal-bisphenol-a-exposure-on-pancreatic-islets-of-first-and-second-generation-adult-mice-offspring
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Amita Bansal, Cetewayo Rashid, Frances Xin, Changhong Li, Erzsebet Polyak, Anna Duemler, Tom van der Meer, Martha Stefaniak, Sana Wajid, Nicolai Doliba, Marisa S Bartolomei, Rebecca A Simmons
BACKGROUND: Exposure to the environmental endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) is ubiquitous and associated with the increased risk of diabetes and obesity. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. We recently demonstrated that perinatal BPA exposure is associated with higher body fat, impaired glucose tolerance, and reduced insulin secretion in first- (F1) and second-generation (F2) C57BL/6J male mice offspring. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the multigenerational effects of maternal bisphenol A exposure on mouse pancreatic islets...
September 27, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160303/the-pnpla3-i148m-variant-is-associated-with-transaminase-elevations-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-treated-with-basal-insulin-peglispro
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S Pillai, S Duvvuru, P Bhatnagar, W Foster, M Farmen, S Shankar, C Harris, E Bastyr, B Hoogwerf, A Haupt
Basal insulin peglispro (BIL) is a novel insulin with hepato-preferential action. In phase 3 trials, BIL showed significantly improved glycemic control but higher levels of transaminases (alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)), triglycerides (TGs) and liver fat content (LFC) compared with insulin glargine (GL). As variants in PNPLA3 (I148M) and TM6SF2 (E167K) are associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, we assessed these variants in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients randomized to receive BIL (n=1822) or GL (n=1270) in three phase 3 trials...
November 21, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160038/endoplasmic-reticulum-in-health-and-disease-the-12th-international-calreticulin-workshop-delphi-greece
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Aristidis S Charonis, Marek Michalak, Jody Groenendyk, Luis B Agellon
Starting from 1994, every 2 years, an international workshop is organized focused on calreticulin and other endoplasmic reticulum chaperones. In 2017, the workshop took place at Delphi Greece. Participants from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia presented their recent data and discussed them extensively with their colleagues. Presentations dealt with structural aspects of calreticulin and calnexin, the role of Ca(2+) in cellular signalling and in autophagy, the endoplasmic reticulum stress and the unfolded protein response, the role of calreticulin in immune responses...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159964/blocking-antibodies-induced-by-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-ameliorate-allergic-airway-disease-in-a-human-mouse-chimeric-model
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Caterina Vizzardelli, Miriam Gindl, Simone Roos, Christian Möbs, Birgit Nagl, Felix Zimmann, Veronika Sexl, Lukas Kenner, Alina Neunkirchner, Gerhard J Zlabinger, Winfried F Pickl, Wolfgang Pfützner, Barbara Bohle
BACKGROUND: Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) induces specific blocking antibodies (Ab) which are claimed to prevent IgE-mediated reactions to allergens. Additionally, AIT modulates cellular responses to allergens, e.g. by desensitizing effector cells, inducing regulatory T and B lymphocytes and immune deviation. It is still enigmatic which of these mechanisms mediate(s) clinical tolerance. We sought to address the role of AIT-induced blocking Ab separately from cellular responses in a chimeric human/mouse model of respiratory allergy...
November 21, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159932/barriers-to-adopting-a-mediterranean-diet-in-northern-european-adults-at-high-risk-of-developing-cardiovascular-disease
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S E Moore, C T McEvoy, L Prior, J Lawton, C C Patterson, F Kee, M Cupples, I S Young, K Appleton, M C McKinley, J V Woodside
BACKGROUND: Strong evidence links the consumption of a Mediterranean diet (MD) with a reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; however, there is uncertainty as to whether non-Mediterranean regions will adopt this diet. The present qualitative research aimed to investigate attitudes towards a MD in individuals at high CVD risk in a Northern European population. This information is needed to inform development of MD interventions in non-Mediterranean high-risk populations. METHODS: Focus groups (n = 12) were held with individuals at high CVD risk from Northern Europe (≥2 CVD risk factors, aged ≥50 years, no established CVD/type 2 diabetes)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159931/targets-and-teamwork-understanding-differences-in-pediatric-diabetes-centers-treatment-outcomes
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Timothy C Skinner, Karin S Lange, Hilary Hoey, Henrik B Mortensen, Henk-Jan Aanstoot, Luis Castaňo, Soren Skovlund, Peter Gf Swift, Fergus J Cameron, Harry R Dorchy, Mark R Palmert, Eero Kaprio, Jean-Jacques Robert, Thomas Danne, Andreas Neu, Shlomit Shalitin, Francesco Chiarelli, Giovanni Chiari, Tatsuhiko Urakami, Pål R Njølstad, Premyslawa K Jarosz-Chobot, Edna F Roche, Cintia G Castro-Correia, Mirjana Kocova, Jan Åman, Eugen Schönle, Timothy G Barrett, Lynda Fisher, Carine E de Beaufort
OBJECTIVE: The reason for center differences in metabolic control of childhood diabetes is still unknown. We sought to determine to what extent the targets, expectations, and goals that diabetes care professionals have for their patients is a determinant of center differences in metabolic outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Children, under the age of 11 with type 1 diabetes and their parents treated at the study centers participated. Clinical, medical, and demographic data were obtained, along with blood sample for centralized assay...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159909/essential-role-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-in-diabetic-erectile-dysfunction
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L Hu, S Qi, K Zhang, Q Fu
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a worldwide problem threatens men's health. The incidence of ED in diabetic patients is higher than that in the healthy population. The incidence of peripheral and autonomic neuropathy is significantly higher in diabetic patients than in normal men. Vasomotor nerves play an important role in the regulation of erectile function. Degeneration of autonomic and sensory nerves is a common type of diabetic neuropathy (DNP) and is closely related to erectile function. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been demonstrated to improve diabetic erectile dysfunction in rat models and in humans...
November 21, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159808/association-between-height-and-periodontitis-in-korean-adults-results-from-knhanes-iv-and-v
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S-H Shim, D-H Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Evidence shows that a short stature in adulthood is associated with chronic diseases. However, few studies have investigated the association between height and periodontitis. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between adult height and periodontitis and to assess the roles of covariates in different birth cohorts of Korea. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using the data from the 4th and 5th Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159716/rotula-aquatica-lour-attenuates-secretion-of-proinflammatory-mediators-and-cytokines-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-murine-raw-264-7-macrophages
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A Vysakh, Prasad Gopika, Kuriakose Jayesh, Raj Karishma, M S Latha
Rotula aquatica belongs to the family Boraginaceae, and is reported to contain baunerol, steroids and alkaloids. In Ayurveda, R. aquatica has been used for the treatment of various diseases such as diabetes, treatment of piles, venereal disease, and cancer. The current study aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of methanolic extract of R. aquatica (MERA) in RAW 264.7 cells. The cytotoxicity of MERA was analyzed by MTT assay. The total cyclooxygenase (COX) activity, 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) activity, myeloperoxidase activity, inducible nitric oxide synthase activity, nitrate level and reactive oxygen species production were studied in LPS-stimulated RAW 264...
November 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159483/obestatin-can-potentially-differentiate-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-insulin-producing-cells
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Rana K El-Asfar, Mohamed M Kamal, Rania S Abd El-Razek, Ebtehal El-Demerdash, Hala O El-Mesallamy
In vitro-generation of β-cells from Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cells (WJ-MSCs) could provide a potential basis for diabetes mellitus cell therapy. However, the generation of functional insulin-producing cells (IPCs) from WJ-MSCs remains a challenge. Recently, obestatin, a gut hormone, was found to promote β-cell generation from pancreatic precursor cells. Accordingly, we hypothesize that obestatin can induce the differentiation of WJ-MSCs into IPCs. Therefore, the purpose of the current study is to examine the ability of obestatin to generate IPCs in comparison to well-known extrinsic factors that are commonly used in IPCs differentiation protocols from MSCs, namely exendin-4 and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)...
November 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159457/ertugliflozin-in-patients-with-stage-3-chronic-kidney-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-vertis-renal-randomized-study
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George Grunberger, Sarah Camp, Jeremy Johnson, Susan Huyck, Steven G Terra, James P Mancuso, Zhi Wei Jiang, Gregory Golm, Samuel S Engel, Brett Lauring
INTRODUCTION: Ertugliflozin is a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor in development for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The safety and efficacy of ertugliflozin were evaluated over 52 weeks in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: In this double-blind randomized study (NCT01986855), patients with glycated hemoglobin (A1C) 7.0-10.5% and stage 3 CKD [estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥ 30 to < 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)] who were undergoing treatment with standard diabetes therapy (or therapies) including insulin and/or sulfonylureas were randomized to once-daily ertugliflozin 5 mg, 15 mg, or placebo...
November 20, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159396/association-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-lower-brain-volume-in-healthy-middle-aged-adults-in-the-framingham-study
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Galit Weinstein, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Sarah R Preis, Alexa S Beiser, Charles DeCarli, Elizabeth K Speliotes, Claudia L Satizabal, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri
Importance: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition that is most often asymptomatic. It is associated with metabolic syndrome, incident diabetes, carotid atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, conditions that in turn are strongly linked with brain damage and cognitive impairment. However, it is not known whether NAFLD is associated with structural brain measures in humans. Objective: To assess the association between prevalent NAFLD and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159257/development-and-analytical-performance-of-a-new-architect-automated-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-immunoassay
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Philip M Hemken, Nicolette M Jeanblanc, Tracey Rae, Susan E Brophy, Maria J Datwyler, Ying Xu, T Scott Manetz, Inna Vainshtein, Meina Liang, Xiaodong Xiao, Partha S Chowdhury, Chien-Ying Chang, Katie Streicher, Lydia Greenlees, Koustubh Ranade, Gerard J Davis
Background: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) may be a suitable biomarker to identify people with severe asthma who have greater activation of the interleukin-13 (IL-13) pathway and may therefore benefit from IL-13-targeted treatments. We report the analytical performance of an Investigational Use Only immunoassay and provide data on the biological range of DPP-4 concentrations. Methods: We assessed assay performance, utilising analyses of precision, linearity and sensitivity; interference from common endogenous assay interferents, and from asthma and anti-diabetic medications, were also assessed...
December 2017: Pract Lab Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158770/does-the-enterolactone-enl-affect-fatty-acid-transporters-and-lipid-metabolism-in-liver
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Krzysztof Drygalski, Klaudia Berk, Tomasz Charytoniuk, Nicoletta Iłowska, Bartłomiej Łukaszuk, Adrian Chabowski, Karolina Konstantynowicz-Nowicka
Background: NAFLD as a result of inappropriate diet and obesity, may progress to sever conditions such as: type 2 diabetes mellitus or steatohepatitis, and has recently become a prevalent topic of numerous investigations. Due to its dangerous aftermaths, finding new substances, such as polyphenols and their derivatives, which might reduce liver steatosis is the main target of research into NAFLD treatment. Hence, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect(s) of enterolactone (ENL), a metabolite of secoisolariciresinol (SECO), on lipid metabolism together with changes in the expression of fatty acid transporters in fatty liver...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158710/the-impact-of-pharmacists-providing-direct-patient-care-as-members-of-interprofessional-teams-on-diabetes-management
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Osamah M Alfayez, Majed S Al Yami, Maryam T Fazel
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of pharmacist providing direct patient care as a member of interprofessional team on diabetes management. This study is a retrospective chart review of diabetes patients seen by a pharmacist in an endocrinology clinic affiliated with an academic medical center. The following patient outcomes were recorded pre and post the pharmacist intervention: glycemic control as measured by change in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), change in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), statin use, and use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)...
November 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158345/stable-oxidative-cytosine-modifications-accumulate-in-cardiac-mesenchymal-cells-from-type2-diabetes-patients-rescue-by-alpha-ketoglutarate-and-tet-tdg-functional-reactivation
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Francesco Spallotta, Chiara Cencioni, Sandra Atlante, Davide Garella, Mattia Cocco, Mattia Mori, Raffaella Mastrocola, Carsten Künne, Stefan Günther, Simona Nanni, Valerio Azzimato, Sven Zukunft, Angela Kornberger, Duran Sueruen, Frank Schnutgen, Harald von Melchner, Antonella Di Stilo, Manuela Aragno, Maarten Braspenning, Wim Van Criekinge, Miles J De Blasio, Rebecca H Ritchie, Germana Zaccagnini, Fabio Martelli, Antonella Farsetti, Ingrid Fleming, Thomas Braun, Andres Beiras-Fernandez, Bruno Botta, Massimo Collino, Massimo Bertinaria, Andreas M Zeiher, Carlo Gaetano
Rationale: Human cardiac mesenchymal cells (CMSCs) are a therapeutically-relevant primary cell population. Diabetes compromises CMSC function as consequence of metabolic alterations and incorporation of stable epigenetic changes. Objective: To investigate the role of α-ketoglutarate (αKG) in the epi-metabolic control of DNA demethylation in CMSCs. Methods and Results: Quantitative global analysis, methylated and hydroxymethylated DNA sequencing and gene specific GC methylation detection revealed an accumulation of 5mC, 5hmC and 5fC in the genomic DNA of human CMSCs isolated from diabetic (D) donors (D-CMSCs)...
November 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158265/topical-mevastatin-promotes-wound-healing-by-inhibiting-the-transcription-factor-c-myc-via-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-the-long-noncoding-rna-gas5
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Andrew P Sawaya, Irena Pastar, Olivera Stojadinovic, Sonja Lazovic, Stephen C Davis, Joel Gil, Robert S Kirsner, Marjana Tomic-Canic
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), a life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus, have limited treatment options, often resulting in amputations. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors such as statins are cholesterol-reducing agents that may provide a new therapeutic option. Statins target the cholesterol pathway and block the synthesis of the wound-healing inhibitors farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) and cortisol, ligands for the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). Here we demonstrate that the naturally occurring statin, mevastatin, reverses FPP's effects and promotes healing by using in vitro wound healing assays, human ex vivo and porcine in vivo wound models, and DFU tissue...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158145/intratumoural-leukocyte-infiltration-is-a-prognostic-indicator-among-pancreatic-cancer-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Emelie Karnevi, Agata Sasor, Katarzyna Said Hilmersson, Daniel Ansari, Jonas S Erjefält, Ann H Rosendahl, Roland Andersson
BACKGROUND: The life expectancy of pancreatic cancer patients remains minimal. The disease progression may be influenced by type 2 diabetes (T2D) and inflammatory status, although important gaps persist around their joint effects on disease outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of the tumour immune microenvironment on pancreatic cancer prognosis in relation to T2D status. METHOD: Tumour-infiltrating macrophages, neutrophils and eosinophils were studied in primary pancreatic tumours and paired lymph node metastases in relation to patient and tumour characteristics, T2D status and overall survival in a retrospective cohort of patients with resectable pancreatic cancer in Sweden...
November 11, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
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