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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526273/the-association-of-growth-differentiation-factor-15-gene-polymorphisms-with-growth-differentiation-factor-15-serum-levels-and-risk-of-ischemic-stroke
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Yang Xiang, Ting Zhang, Jing Guo, You-Fan Peng, Ye-Sheng Wei
BACKGROUND: Current evidence shows that growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) plays an important role in the progression of ischemic stroke (IS). The aim of this study was to investigate the association between 3 single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the GDF-15 gene and IS susceptibility in the Chinese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study subjects comprised 601 Chinese individuals, including 298 stroke patients and 303 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494447/stromal-growth-differentiation-factor-15-and-its-association-with-ovarian-cancer
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Cid A Lima, Millena P Jammal, Agrimaldo Martins-Filho, Thales Parenti Silveira, Douglas C Micheli, Beatriz M Tavares-Murta, Eddie F C Murta, Rosekeila Simões Nomelini
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) is induced by pro-inflammatory cytokines. Higher levels of GDF-15 have been associated with malignancy. The aim of the study was to evaluate both tissue and serum levels of GDF-15 in ovarian neoplasms. METHODS: A cohort study evaluated 31 patients with benign ovarian tumors and 34 patients with ovarian cancer were evaluated in 2 years. The inclusion criterion was histopathological diagnosis of ovarian epithelial neoplasia...
May 12, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486916/are-markers-of-cardiac-dysfunction-useful-in-the-assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-dialysis-patients
#3
Beata Franczyk, Anna Gluba-Brzózka, Piotr Bartnicki, Maciej Banach, Jacek Rysz
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality of dialysis patients is a major problem in this group. The purpose of this study was also to evaluate whether any of studied markers are better than troponin in early detection of the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias and prolongation of QT interval. This study included 45 patients undergoing haemodialysis. ECG Holter and echocardiographic examination were performed before and after dialysis. The concentration of markers: copeptin, GDF-15, HFABP and troponin were measured with the use of ELISA tests...
May 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453865/saliva-and-plasma-levels-of-cardiac-related-biomarkers-in-post-myocardial-infarction-patients
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N Rathnayake, K Buhlin, B Kjellström, B Klinge, C Löwbeer, A Norhammar, L Rydén, T Sorsa, T Tervahartiala, A Gustafsson
AIM: To relate cardiac biomarkers, such as Cystatin C and Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) in saliva to myocardial infarction (MI) and to periodontal status, and to investigate the relation between salivary and plasma cardiac biomarkers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 200 patients with MI admitted to coronary care units and 200 matched controls without MI were included. Dental examination and collection of blood and saliva samples was performed 6-10 weeks after the MI for patients and in close proximity thereafter for controls...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440431/gdf-15-gene-expression-alterations-in-human-lymphoblastoid-cells-and-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-following-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation
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Shuang Li, Qing-Zhao Zhang, De-Qin Zhang, Jiang-Bin Feng, Qun Luo, Xue Lu, Xin-Ru Wang, Kun-Peng Li, De-Qing Chen, Xiao-Feng Mu, Ling Gao, Qing-Jie Liu
The identification of rapid, sensitive and high‑throughput biomarkers is imperative in order to identify individuals harmed by radiation accidents, and accurately evaluate the absorbed doses of radiation. DNA microarrays have previously been used to evaluate the alterations in growth/differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) gene expression in AHH‑1 human lymphoblastoid cells, following exposure to γ‑rays. The present study aimed to characterize the relationship between the dose of ionizing radiation and the produced effects in GDF‑15 gene expression in AHH‑1 cells and human peripheral blood lymphocytes (HPBLs)...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430124/association-between-serum-selenium-concentrations-and-levels-of-proinflammatory-and-profibrotic-cytokines-interleukin-6-and-growth-differentiation-factor-15-in-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-cirrhosis
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Andrzej Prystupa, Paweł Kiciński, Dorota Luchowska-Kocot, Anna Błażewicz, Jarosław Niedziałek, Grzegorz Mizerski, Mariusz Jojczuk, Andrzej Ochal, Jarosław J Sak, Wojciech Załuska
According to some authors, serum selenium levels are strongly associated with the severity of liver diseases, including liver cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the concentration of selenium and pro-inflammatory and profibrotic cytokines-interleukin-6 (IL-6) and growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis. The parameters studied were determined in the serum of 99 patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis divided based on the severity of disease according to the Child-Turcotte-Pugh criteria...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411246/growth-differentiation-factor-15-at-1%C3%A2-month-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-major-bleeding
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Daniel Lindholm, Emil Hagström, Stefan K James, Richard C Becker, Christopher P Cannon, Anders Himmelmann, Hugo A Katus, Gerald Maurer, José Luis López-Sendón, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Agneta Siegbahn, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is related to major bleeding when measured at initial presentation in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) treated with dual antiplatelet therapy. It is unknown whether follow-up measurements provide additional information. The objective of this study was to investigate whether GDF-15 measured 1 month after an ACS provides additional information beyond the baseline levels with regard to the risk of major bleeding. METHODS AND RESULTS: GDF-15 was measured at baseline and at 1 month after an ACS in 4049 patients included in the PLATelet inhibition and patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389123/circulating-gdf-15-levels-predict-future-secondary-manifestations-of-cardiovascular-disease-explicitly-in-women-but-not-men-with-atherosclerosis
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Aisha Gohar, Isabel Gonçalves, Joyce Vrijenhoek, Saskia Haitjema, Ian van Koeverden, Jan Nilsson, Gert J de Borst, Jean-Paul de Vries, Gerard Pasterkamp, Hester M den Ruijter, Harry Björkbacka, Saskia C A de Jager
BACKGROUND: Elevated serum levels of growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), is an established risk factor for a range of cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to evaluate the predictive value of plasma GDF-15 as a biomarker for secondary cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients with atherosclerosis undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Secondly, we determined whether plasma GDF-15 was associated with carotid plaque characteristics. METHODS: Circulating GDF-15 levels were determined by Luminex assay in a cohort of 1056 patients from the Athero-Express biobank...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385068/transforming-growth-factor-15-increased-in-severe-aplastic-anemia-patients
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Yuanyuan Shao, Honglei Wang, Chunyan Liu, Qiuying Cao, Rong Fu, Huaquan Wang, Ting Wang, Weiwei Qi, Zonghong Shao
OBJECTIVES: The patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) usually rely on red cell transfusion which lead to secondary iron overload. Transforming growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) plays an important role in erythropoiesis and iron regulation. In this study, we investigated the level of GDF-15 and other indexes of iron metabolism in SAA patients to explore the correlation with GDF-15 and iron overload in SAA. METHODS: The levels of serum GDF-15, hepcidin (Hepc), and erythropoietin (EPO) were determined by ELISA...
April 6, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341782/predictive-properties-of-biomarkers-gdf-15-ntprobnp-and-hs-tnt-on-morbidity-and-mortality-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-nephropathy
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Arash Bidadkosh, Sebastiaan P H Lambooy, Hiddo J Heerspink, Michelle J Pena, Robert H Henning, Hendrik Buikema, Leo E Deelman
OBJECTIVE: Although type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients with nephropathy are at high risk for renal and cardiovascular complications, relevant biomarkers have been poorly identified. Because renal impairment may increase biomarker levels, this potentially confounds associations between biomarker levels and risk. To investigate the predictive value of a biomarker in such a setting, we examined baseline levels of growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), N-terminal prohormone of B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP), and high-sensitivity troponin-T (hs-TnT) in relation to renal and cardiovascular risk in T2D patients with nephropathy...
March 24, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315120/prognostic-biomarkers-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-risk-stratification-beyond-cardiac-troponins
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REVIEW
K M Eggers, B Lindahl
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac troponin (cTn) plays an essential role for assessment of outcome in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the prognostic value of cTn is not absolute. In this mini-review, we summarize the evidence on the utility of established biomarkers of left-ventricular dysfunction, hemodynamic stress, inflammation, and renal dysfunction for risk prediction beyond cTn in ACS. RECENT FINDINGS: Only few biomarkers consistently demonstrate additive prognostic value to cTn levels...
April 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301573/panel-of-three-novel-serum-markers-predicts-liver-stiffness-and-fibrosis-stages-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Marcin Krawczyk, Simone Zimmermann, Georg Hess, Robert Holz, Marc Dauer, Jochen Raedle, Frank Lammert, Frank Grünhage
Latest data suggest that placental growth factor (PLGF), growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) and hepatic growth factor (HGF) are involved in hepatic fibrogenesis. Diagnostic performance of these markers for non-invasive liver fibrosis prediction was evaluated based on liver histology and stiffness. In total 834 patients were recruited. Receiver-operating-characteristics were used to define cut-offs for markers correlating to fibrosis stages. Odds-ratios were calculated for the presence/absence of fibrosis/cirrhosis and confirmed in the sub-group of patients phenotyped by elastography only...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287848/immunomodulating-and-immunoresistance-properties-of-cancer-initiating-cells-implications-for-the-clinical-success-of-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Cristina Maccalli, Giorgio Parmiani, Soldano Ferrone
Cancer-initiating cells (CICs) represent a relatively rare subpopulation of cells endowed with self-renewal, stemness properties, tumorigenicity in immunodeficient mice, and resistance to standard therapies as well as to immunotherapy. Here, we review the biological and immunological characteristics of CICs with special focus on the immunomodulating mechanisms they utilize to escape from immunosurveillance. The recently developed immunotherapeutic strategies have yielded remarkable clinical results in many types of tumors, indicating that indeed a patient's immune system can mount an immune response, which is effective in controlling tumor growth...
April 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283847/increased-plasma-concentrations-of-soluble-st2-independently-predict-mortality-but-not-cardiovascular-events-in-stable-coronary-heart-disease-patients-13-year-follow-up-of-the-karola-study
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Vanessa Pfetsch, Veronika Sanin, Andrea Jaensch, Dhayana Dallmeier, Ute Mons, Hermann Brenner, Wolfgang Koenig, Dietrich Rothenbacher
PURPOSE: sST2 (soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2), a member of the interleukin-1 family, has been suggested to play a role in cardiac remodeling and inflammatory signaling. We assessed the association between sST2 in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) with multiple cardiovascular outcomes and total mortality, simultaneously controlling for a large number of potential confounders. METHODS: Plasma concentrations of sST2 (ELISA, Critical Diagnostics) were measured at baseline in a cohort of 1081 patients...
March 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245821/gdf-15-plasma-levels-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-are-associated-with-subclinical-coronary-artery-disease
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Carlos H Martinez, Christine M Freeman, Joshua D Nelson, Susan Murray, Xin Wang, Matthew J Budoff, Mark T Dransfield, John E Hokanson, Ella A Kazerooni, Gregory L Kinney, Elizabeth A Regan, J Michael Wells, Fernando J Martinez, MeiLan K Han, Jeffrey L Curtis
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), a cytokine associated with cardiovascular mortality, increases during chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, but any role in stable COPD is unknown. We tested associations between GDF-15 and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, assessed by coronary artery calcium (CAC) score, in COPD subjects free of clinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of COPD participants (GOLD stages 2-4) in the COPDGene cohort without CVD at enrollment, using baseline CAC (from non-EKG-gated chest computed tomography) and plasma GDF-15 (by custom ELISA)...
February 28, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217814/-effects-of-growth-differentiation-factor-15-gdf-15-on-neurological-systems-cardiovascular-diseases-and-cancer-progression
#16
Dong-Dong Liu, Yan-Ai Mei
Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is a member of the transforming growth factor beta superfamily. GDF-15 expression is dramatically upregulated during acute brain injury, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation, suggesting its potential value as a disease biomarker. It has been suggested that GDF-15 has neurotropic effects in the nervous system. Our studies showed that GDF-15 modulated the expression of neuronal K(+) and Ca(2+) ion channels and increased the release of excitatory transmitter in the medial prefrontal cortex of mice...
February 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212715/novel-biomarkers-of-heart-failure
#17
A Savic-Radojevic, M Pljesa-Ercegovac, M Matic, D Simic, S Radovanovic, T Simic
Although substantial improvements have been made in majority of cardiac disorders, heart failure (HF) remains a major health problem, with both increasing incidence and prevalence over the past decades. For that reason, the number of potential biomarkers that could contribute to diagnosis and treatment of HF patients is, almost exponentially, increasing over the recent years. The biomarkers that are, at the moment, more or less ready for use in everyday clinical practice, reflect different pathophysiological processes present in HF...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206960/an-autocrine-paracrine-circuit-of-growth-differentiation-factor-gdf-15-has-a-role-for-maintenance-of-breast-cancer-stem-like-cells
#18
Asako Sasahara, Kana Tominaga, Tatsunori Nishimura, Masao Yano, Etsuko Kiyokawa, Miki Noguchi, Masakuni Noguchi, Hajime Kanauchi, Toshihisa Ogawa, Hiroshi Minato, Keiichiro Tada, Yasuyuki Seto, Arinobu Tojo, Noriko Gotoh
Cancer stem cells are thought to be responsible for tumor growth, recurrence, and resistance to conventional cancer therapy. However, it is still unclear how they are maintained in tumor tissues. Here, we show that the growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), a member of the TGFβ family, may maintain cancer stem-like cells in breast cancer tissues by inducing its own expression in an autocrine/paracrine manner. We found that GDF15, but not TGFβ, increased tumor sphere formation in several breast cancer cell lines and patient-derived primary breast cancer cells...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185024/disturbed-iron-metabolism-in-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-and-association-of-gdf15-and-gender-with-disease-severity
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Jasmin Barman-Aksoezen, Domenico Girelli, Caterina Aurizi, Xiaoye Schneider-Yin, Natascia Campostrini, Luca Barbieri, Elisabeth I Minder, Gianfranco Biolcati
Patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) have reduced activity of the enzyme ferrochelatase that catalyzes the insertion of iron into protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) to form heme. As the result of ferrochelatase deficiency, PPIX accumulates and causes severe photosensitivity. Among different patients, the concentration of PPIX varies considerably. In addition to photosensitivity, patients frequently exhibit low serum iron and a microcytic hypochromic anemia. The aims of this study were to (1) search for factors related to PPIX concentration in EPP, and (2) characterize anemia in EPP, i...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178959/il-8-predicts-early-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-treated-with-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation
#20
Brynja Jónsdóttir, Åsa Jaworowski, Carmen San Miguel, Olle Melander
BACKGROUND: Patients with Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure (AHRF) who are unresponsive to appropriate medical treatment, are often treated with Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV). Clinical predictors of the outcome of this treatment are scarce. Therefore, we evaluated the role of the biomarkers IL-8 and GDF-15 in predicting 28-day mortality in patients with AHRF who receive treatment with NPPV. METHODS: The study population were 46 patients treated with NPPV for AHRF...
February 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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