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Ling Sun, Xuejun Zhou, Jianguang Jiang, Xuan Zang, Xin Chen, Haiyan Li, Haitao Cao, Qingjie Wang
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is an emerging biomarker for risk stratification in cardiovascular disease. Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important complication in patients undergoing coronary angiography (CAG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In this retrospectively observational study, we aimed to determine the role of GDF-15 and the risk of AKI in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. METHODS: The medical records of 1195 patients with AMI were reviewed...
2018: PloS One
Hamza Sunman, Uğur Canpolat, Hikmet Yorgun, Adem Özkan, Muhammet Ulvi Yalçın, Tülin Bayrak, Levent Şahiner, Ergün Barış Kaya, Asuman Özkara, Kudret Aytemir, Ali Oto
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) induces structural and electrical reverse remodeling of the failing heart. However, the association between native QRS narrowing and cardiac fibrosis markers has not been investigated in patients with an implanted CRT device. METHODS: A total of 41 symptomatic patients diagnosed with systolic heart failure who underwent CRT implantation were included in this study. Electrocardiogram findings and cardiac fibrosis marker levels [galectin-3, growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) and procollagen III N-terminal propeptide (P3TD)] were collected before and 12 months after initiation of biventricular pacing...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Xiao-Ping Chen, Xiao-Sen Shang, Yan-Bin Wang, Zhi-Hua Fu, Yu Gao, Tao Feng
OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlation between growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) -3148C/G polymorphism and the formation of collateral circulation in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Han population of Taiyuan area. METHOD: The present study included 92 STEMI patients and 56 normal controls based on coronary angiography; STEMI group was divided into collateral group and non-collateral group according to Rentrop's grading method. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing methods were used to detect and analyze the GDF-15 -3148C/G polymorphism in all participants...
December 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Johan Ljungberg, Mikael Janiec, Ingvar A Bergdahl, Anders Holmgren, Johan Hultdin, Bengt Johansson, Ulf Näslund, Agneta Siegbahn, Tove Fall, Stefan Söderberg
Background -Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is the most common indication for cardiac valve surgery; untreated AS is linked to high mortality. The aetiological background of AS is unknown. Previous human studies were typically based on case-control studies. Biomarkers identified in prospective studies could lead to novel mechanistic insights. Methods -Within a large population survey with blood samples obtained at baseline, 334 patients were identified that later underwent surgery for AS (median age (interquartile range) 59...
February 27, 2018: Circulation
Jan Korbecki, Izabela Gutowska, Ireneusz Kojder, Dariusz Jeżewski, Marta Goschorska, Agnieszka Łukomska, Anna Lubkowska, Dariusz Chlubek, Irena Baranowska-Bosiacka
Recent years have seen considerable progress in understanding the biochemistry of cancer. For example, more significance is now assigned to the tumor microenvironment, especially with regard to intercellular signaling in the tumor niche which depends on many factors secreted by tumor cells. In addition, great progress has been made in understanding the influence of factors such as neurotensin, growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), and infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) on the 'hallmarks of cancer' in glioblastoma multiforme...
January 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Christopher deFilippi, Robert Christenson, Jessica Joyce, Elli A Park, Ashley Wu, Kathleen V Fitch, Sara E Looby, Michael T Lu, Udo Hoffmann, Steven K Grinspoon, Janet Lo
BACKGROUND: In observational studies, HIV patients have higher levels of soluble ST2 (sST2), galectin-3, growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) than non-HIV controls. As statins exert pleiotropic immunomodulatory effects that may affect markers of myocardial fibrosis, the objective of the current study is to determine if biomarkers of myocardial fibrosis reflecting subclinical pathology may be modified by statin therapy in patients with HIV. SETTING: and Methods: 40 HIV+ men and women participated in a single center 12-month randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial of atorvastatin 40mg qd vs...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
Kevin Willy, Matthias Girndt, Jakob Voelkl, Roman Fiedler, Peter Martus, Markus Storr, Ralf Schindler, Daniel Zickler
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is a common phenomenon in patients with chronic kidney disease and strongly associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. Vascular calcification is an active process mediated in part by inflammatory processes in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). These could be modified by the insufficient removal of proinflammatory cytokines through conventional high-flux (HF) membranes. Recent trials demonstrated a reduction of inflammation in VSMC by use of dialysis membranes with a higher and steeper cut-off...
December 22, 2017: Blood Purification
Michal Vocka, Daniel Langer, Vladimir Fryba, Jaromir Petrtyl, Tomas Hanus, Marta Kalousova, Tomas Zima, Lubos Petruzelka
BACKGROUND: GDF-15 is a protein belonging to the transforming growth factor beta superfamily that has a role in regulating inflammatory and apoptotic pathways. High level GDF-15 in tumor tissues and plasma correlate with an increased risk of recurrence and reduced overall survival. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to screen GDF-15 capacity to detecting metastatic CRC and compare it with standard tumor markers CEA and CA19-9. METHODS: We collected serum samples from 97 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and 79 samples from healthy controls...
January 19, 2018: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
Stefan Stojkovic, Alexandra Kaider, Lorenz Koller, Mira Brekalo, Johann Wojta, Andre Diedrich, Svitlana Demyanets, Thomas Pezawas
Growth differentiation factor (GDF)-15 and soluble ST2 (sST2) are established prognostic markers in acute and chronic heart failure. Assessment of these biomarkers might improve arrhythmic risk stratification of patients with non-ischaemic, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) based on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We studied the prognostic value of GDF-15 and sST2 for prediction of arrhythmic death (AD) and all-cause mortality in patients with DCM. We prospectively enrolled 52 patients with DCM and LVEF ≤ 50%...
February 4, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Efstathios Kastritis, Ioannis Papassotiriou, Giampaolo Merlini, Paolo Milani, Evangelos Terpos, Marco Basset, Athanasios Akalestos, Francesca Russo, Erasmia Psimenou, Filia Apostolakou, Maria Roussou, Maria Gavriatopoulou, Evangelos Eleutherakis Papaiakovou, Despina Fotiou, Dimitrios C Ziogas, Elektra Papadopoulou, Constantinos Pamboucas, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Giovanni Palladini
Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) improves prognostication in patients with cardiovascular disorders in addition to conventional cardiac markers (NT-proBNP, troponins) and has shown prognostic value in patients with renal diseases. In patients with AL amyloidosis cardiac involvement is the major determinant of prognosis and cardiac markers define prognosis, while biomarkers of renal involvement stratify renal risk. We explored the prognostic importance of serum levels of GDF-15 in patients with AL amyloidosis, in two independent cohorts...
January 31, 2018: Blood
Nandini Nair, Enrique Gongora
Growth and differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) has been implicated in fibrosis, inflammation, and ventricular remodeling. The role of GDF-15 in the regulation of cardiac remodeling in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) remains poorly defined. This study attempts to analyze the molecular interactions between GDF-15 and markers of fibrosis as well as its positive correlations with worsening functional capacity. The study population consisted of 24 DCM patients and 8 control subjects. All DCM patients had normal coronary angiographic studies...
January 2018: Journal of Circulating Biomarkers
Xiao Feng Hu, Rui Zhan, Shanhu Xu, Junjun Wang, Jiong Wu, Xiaoli Liu, Yaguo Li, Linhui Chen
BACKGROUND: There is evidence suggesting that growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) appears to be associated with stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). AF-related thromboembolic stroke is predominantly attributed to the thrombus from the left atrium (LA) or left atrial appendage (LAA). HYPOTHESIS: GDF-15 is related to LA/LAA thrombus in nonvalvular AF (NVAF) patients. METHODS: A total of 894 patients with NVAF without anticoagulation therapy were included in this study...
January 24, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Leila Motlagh Scholle, Diana Lehmann, Marcus Deschauer, Torsten Kraya, Stephan Zierz
The diagnosis of mitochondrial diseases is still challenging due to clinical and genetical heterogeneity. The development of advanced technologies including Whole-Exome-Sequencing (WES) and Whole-Genome-Sequencing (WGS) have led to improvements in genetic diagnosis. However, a reliable biomarker in serum could enhance and ease the diagnosis and indeed reduce the need for muscle biopsy. Several studies suggest Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF-21) as a biomarker for diagnosis in mitochondrial disorders. It is known, that in patients with mitochondrial disorders, the expression of FGF-21 gets elevated in an effort to counteract the underlying metabolic deficiency...
January 10, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Laziyan Mahemuti, Qixuan Chen, Melanie C Coughlan, Cunye Qiao, Nikolai L Chepelev, Maria Florian, Dillon Dong, Robert G Woodworth, Jin Yan, Xu-Liang Cao, Kylie A Scoggan, Xiaolei Jin, William G Willmore
Experimental and/or epidemiological studies suggest that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may delay fetal lung development and maturation and increase the susceptibility to childhood respiratory disease. However, the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In our previous study with cultured human fetal lung fibroblasts (HFLF), we demonstrated that 24-h exposure to 1 and 100 µM BPA increased GPR30 protein in the nuclear fraction. Exposure to 100 μM BPA had no effects on cell viability, but increased cytoplasmic expression of ERβ and release of GDF-15, as well as decreased release of IL-6, ET-1, and IP-10 through suppression of NFκB phosphorylation...
December 23, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
Peter Jirak, Dzeneta Fejzic, Vera Paar, Bernhard Wernly, Rudin Pistulli, Ilonka Rohm, Christian Jung, Uta C Hoppe, P Christian Schulze, Michael Lichtenauer, Atilla Yilmaz, Daniel Kretzschmar
Chronic heart failure (CHF) represents a major cause of hospitalization and death. Recent evidence shows that novel biomarkers such as soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2), growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) and heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) are correlated with inflammatory and ischemic responses in CHF patients. In this study we examined the effects of Ivabradine that inhibited the hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel (HCN channel, also called funny current If), thereby leading to selective heart rate reduction and improved myocardial oxygen supply on the cardiac biomarkers sST2, GDF-15, suPAR and H-FABP in 50 CHF patients at the University Hospital of Jena...
December 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Li-Rong Yu, Zhijun Cao, Issam Makhoul, Jaclyn R Daniels, Suzanne Klimberg, Jeanne Y Wei, Jane Pf Bai, Jinong Li, Julia T Lathrop, Richard D Beger, Valentina K Todorova
Cancer treatment with doxorubicin (DOX) can induce cumulative dose-dependent cardiotoxicity. Currently, there are no specific biomarkers that can identify patients at risk during the initial doses of chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to examine plasma cytokines/chemokines and potential cardiovascular biomarkers for the prediction of DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Plasma samples were collected before (T0), and after the first (T1) and the second (T2) cycles of DOX-based chemotherapy of 27 breast cancer patients, including five patients who presented with >10% decline of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), five patients with LVEF decline of 5-10%, and 17 patients who maintained normal LVEF at the end of chemotherapy (240 mg/m2 cumulative dose of DOX from four cycles of treatment)...
February 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Juyong Brian Kim, Yukari Kobayashi, Kegan J Moneghetti, Daniel A Brenner, Ryan O'Malley, Ingela Schnittger, Joseph C Wu, Gillian Murtagh, Agim Beshiri, Michael Fischbein, D Craig Miller, David Liang, Alan C Yeung, Francois Haddad, William F Fearon
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that circulating biomarkers may predict outcome in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We examined the association between inflammatory, myocardial, and renal biomarkers and their role in ventricular recovery and outcome after TAVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 112 subjects undergoing TAVR were included in the prospective registry. Plasma levels of B-type natriuretic peptide, hs-TnI (high-sensitivity troponin I), CRP (C-reactive protein), GDF-15 (growth differentiation factor 15), GAL-3 (galectin-3), and Cys-C (cystatin-C) were assessed before TAVR and in 100 sex-matched healthy controls...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
Urban Alehagen, Jan Aaseth, Jan Alexander, Erland Svensson, Peter Johansson, Anders Larsson
BACKGROUND: In an intervention study where 221 healthy elderly persons received selenium and coenzyme Q10 as a dietary supplement, and 222 received placebo for 4 years we observed improved cardiac function and reduced cardiovascular mortality. As fibrosis is central in the aging process, we investigated the effect of the intervention on biomarkers of fibrogenic activity in a subanalysis of this intervention study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the present subanalysis 122 actively treated individuals and 101 controls, the effect of the treatment on eight biomarkers of fibrogenic activity were assessed...
December 8, 2017: BioFactors
Hongda Chen, Jing Qian, Simone Werner, Katarina Cuk, Phillip Knebel, Hermann Brenner
Objective: Reliable noninvasive biomarkers for early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) are highly desirable for efficient population-based screening with high adherence rates. We aimed to discover and validate blood-based protein markers for the early detection of CRC. Patients and methods: A two-stage design with a discovery and a validation set was used. In the discovery phase, plasma levels of 92 protein markers and serum levels of TP53 autoantibody were measured in 226 clinically recruited CRC patients and 118 controls who were free of colorectal neoplasms at screening colonoscopy...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
Lukas Buendgens, Eray Yagmur, Jan Bruensing, Ulf Herbers, Christer Baeck, Christian Trautwein, Alexander Koch, Frank Tacke
Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is a member of the transforming growth factor- β superfamily related to inflammation and macrophage activation. Serum concentrations of GDF-15 can predict poor survival in chronic diseases, but its role in sepsis is obscure. Therefore, we investigated GDF-15 as a prognostic biomarker in critically ill patients. We measured GDF-15 levels in 219 critically ill patients (146 with sepsis, 73 without sepsis) upon admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), in comparison to 66 healthy controls...
2017: Disease Markers
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