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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900031/the-metal-chaperone-atox1-regulates-the-activity-of-the-human-copper-transporter-atp7b-by-modulating-domain-dynamics
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Corey H Yu, Nan Yang, Jameson Bothe, Marco Tonelli, Sergiy Nokhrin, Natalia V Dolgova, Lelita T Braiterman, Svetlana Lutsenko, Oleg Y Dmitriev
The human transporter ATP7B delivers copper to the biosynthetic pathways and maintains copper homeostasis in the liver. Mutations in ATP7B cause the potentially fatal hepato-neurological disorder Wilson disease. The activity and intracellular localization of ATP7B are regulated by copper, but the molecular mechanism of this regulation is largely unknown. We show that the copper chaperone Atox1, which delivers copper to ATP7B, and the group of the first three metal binding domains (MBD1-3) are central to the activity regulation of ATP7B...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898316/-risk-factors-and-biochemical-markers-in-metabolic-bone-disease-of-premature-newborns
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Alicia Montaner Ramón, Cristina Fernández Espuelas, Pilar Calmarza Calmarza, Segundo Rite Gracia, María Jesús Oliván Del Cacho
BACKGROUND: Metabolic bone disease (MBD) of prematurity is a complication of multifactorial aetiology, which has been increasing, due to progressive decrease in mortality of preterm newborns. The aim of the study was to analyze risk factors of severe MBD and its analytical markers. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective study involving preterm infants less than 32 weeks gestational age and/or weight less tan 1,500 g born between january 2012 and december 2014. Comparison was made according to the presence of severe MBD...
2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895772/flow-cytometry-based-platelet-function-testing-is-predictive-of-symptom-burden-in-a-cohort-of-bleeders
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Niklas Boknäs, Sofia Ramström, Lars Faxälv, Tomas L Lindahl
Platelet function disorders (PFDs) are common in patients with mild bleeding disorders (MBDs), yet the significance of laboratory findings suggestive of a PFD remain unclear due to the lack of evidence for a clinical correlation between the test results and the patient phenotype. Herein, we present the results from a study evaluating the potential utility of platelet function testing using whole-blood flow cytometry in a cohort of 105 patients undergoing investigation for MBD. Subjects were evaluated with a test panel comprising two different activation markers (fibrinogen binding and P-selectin exposure) and four physiologically relevant platelet agonists (ADP, PAR1-AP, PAR4-AP, and CRP-XL)...
September 12, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889375/a-versatile-assay-for-detection-of-aberrant-dna-methylation-in-bladder-cancer
#4
Stella Tommasi, Ahmad Besaratinia
Urothelial carcinoma of the bladder is one of the most common malignancies in the industrialized world, mainly caused by smoking and occupational exposure to chemicals. The favorable prognosis of early stage bladder cancer underscores the importance of early detection for the treatment of this disease. The high recurrence rate of this malignancy also highlights the need for close post-diagnosis monitoring of bladder cancer patients. As for other malignancies, aberrant DNA methylation has been shown to play a crucial role in the initiation and progression of bladder cancer, and thus holds great promise as a diagnostic and prognostic biological marker...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884458/erratum-to-the-cardiothoracic-ratio-and-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-maintenance-hemodialysis-results-of-the-mbd-5d-study
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Hiroaki Ogata, Junji Kumasawa, Shingo Fukuma, Masahide Mizobuchi, Eriko Kinugasa, Masafumi Fukagawa, Shunichi Fukuhara, Tadao Akizawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873971/clinical-practice-recommendations-for-treatment-with-active-vitamin-d-analogues-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-2-5-and-on-dialysis
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Rukshana Shroff, Mandy Wan, Evi V Nagler, Sevcan Bakkaloglu, Mario Cozzolino, Justine Bacchetta, Alberto Edefonti, Constantinos J Stefanidis, Johan Vande Walle, Gema Ariceta, Günter Klaus, Dieter Haffner, Claus Peter Schmitt
In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), renal synthesis of active vitamin D [1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D)] declines and is associated with hypocalcaemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism and the spectrum of CKD-mineral and bone disorder (MBD). In advanced CKD, active vitamin D analogues, including alfacalcidol, calcitriol and paricalcitol, are routinely administered. There are few studies on the use of vitamin D analogues in children with CKD and on dialysis. It is difficult to define bone-specific outcomes that can guide treatment with active vitamin D analogues in children with CKD-MBD...
July 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873969/clinical-practice-recommendations-for-native-vitamin-d-therapy-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-2-5-and-on-dialysis
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Rukshana Shroff, Mandy Wan, Evi V Nagler, Sevcan Bakkaloglu, Dagmar-C Fischer, Nicholas Bishop, Mario Cozzolino, Justine Bacchetta, Alberto Edefonti, Constantinos J Stefanidis, Johan Vande Walle, Dieter Haffner, Günter Klaus, Claus Peter Schmitt
Vitamin D deficiency is widely prevalent and often severe in children and adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although native vitamin D {25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]} is thought to have pleiotropic effects on many organ systems, its skeletal effects have been most widely studied. The 25(OH)D deficiency is causally linked with rickets and fractures in healthy children and those with CKD, contributing to the CKD-mineral and bone disorder (MBD) complex. There are few studies to provide evidence for vitamin D therapy or guidelines for its use in CKD...
July 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870431/could-parenchymal-enhancement-on-contrast-enhanced-spectral-mammography-cesm-represent-a-new-breast-cancer-risk-factor-correlation-with-known-radiology-risk-factors
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S L Savaridas, D B Taylor, D Gunawardana, M Phillips
AIM: To compare background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on contrast-enhanced (CE) spectral mammography (CESM) with CE magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and evaluate how these relate to hormonal status, mammographic breast density (MBD) and MRI fibroglandular tissue volume (FGTV). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between June 2012 to October 2015, participants in a cancer staging study underwent full-field digital mammography (FFDM), CEMRI, and CESM. Two readers independently rated FGTV, MBD, and BPE using the Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) criteria...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868555/validation-of-density-functionals-for-pancake-bonded-%C3%AF-dimers-dispersion-is-not-enough
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Zhongyu Mou, Yong-Hui Tian, Miklos Kertesz
π-Stacking pancake bonding between radicals poses special challenges to density functional theories (DFTs) due to their shorter than van der Waals contact distances, their multireference singlet ground states and the concurrently important dispersion interactions. We examined over 50 DFTs including 22 with dispersion corrections on four different π-dimerized pancake-bonded systems exploring the performances of these DFTs in the very short intermolecular contact regime. We examined crucial energetic as well as geometric parameters against available high-level multireference average quadratic coupled cluster (MR-AQCC) results...
September 4, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856087/complications-of-bone-metastases-from-malignant-melanoma
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Jamal Zekri, Maria Marples, Dominic Taylor, Kiran Kandukurti, Lucy McParland, Janet E Brown
INTRODUCTION: Metastatic bone disease (MBD) carries significant morbidity for patients with cancer. MBD from malignant melanoma (MM) is understudied. We examined the characteristics, morbidity, management and outcome of MBD in patients with MM. METHODS: Patients with metastatic MM managed at two referral cancer centres in England were identified. Those with bone metastases (BMs) were selected. Patient and disease characteristics including skeletal related events (SREs) were extracted from medical records...
September 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843411/the-activin-receptor-is-stimulated-in-the-skeleton-vasculature-heart-and-kidney-during-chronic-kidney-disease
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Matthew J Williams, Toshifumi Sugatani, Olga A Agapova, Yifu Fang, Joseph P Gaut, Marie-Claude Faugere, Hartmut H Malluche, Keith A Hruska
We examined activin receptor type IIA (ActRIIA) activation in chronic kidney disease (CKD) by signal analysis and inhibition in mice with Alport syndrome using the ActRIIA ligand trap RAP-011 initiated in 75-day-old Alport mice. At 200 days of age, there was severe CKD and associated Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD), consisting of osteodystrophy, vascular calcification, cardiac hypertrophy, hyperphosphatemia, hyperparathyroidism, elevated FGF23, and reduced klotho. The CKD-induced bone resorption and osteoblast dysfunction was reversed, and bone formation was increased by RAP-011...
August 23, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843391/-management-of-bone-and-mineral-metabolism-disorders-before-the-dialysis-stage-remains-still-perfectible-data-from-the-french-phosphorus-and-calcium-survey-photo-graphe
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Guillaume Jean, Éric Daugas, Hubert Roth, Tilman Drueke, Jean-Louis Bouchet, Thierry Hannedouche, Gérard London, Denis Fouque
Only limited data is available on the management of the chronic kidney disease-associated bone and mineral metabolism disorder (CKD-MBD) in the pre-dialysis stages of CKD in France. A better knowledge of current management habits could lead to an improvement in the implementation of international recommendations (KDIGO). The 3rd version of the French Phosphorus and Calcium Survey Photo-Graphe (Sanofi) included a cohort of CKD stages 4 and 5 patients, whose aim was to examine the prevalence of CKD-MBD and the quality of its management in patients under the care of 62 nephrologists from over 20 geographical regions in France...
August 23, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831679/update-on-the-role-of-bone-biopsy-in-the-management-of-patients-with-ckd-mbd
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P Evenepoel, G J S Behets, M R Laurent, P C D'Haese
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of fractures. The fracture risk steadily increases along with the progression of renal disease to become several-fold higher in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients as compared to age and sex-matched controls. Renal osteodystrophy (ROD) is a heterogeneous group of metabolic bone diseases complicating progressive chronic kidney disease. Bone biomarkers and bone imaging techniques may help to assess bone health and predict fractures in CKD, but do have important inherent limitations...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795324/the-fgf23-klotho-axis-and-cardiac-tissue-doppler-imaging-in-pediatric-chronic-kidney-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Ylva Tranæus Lindblad, Hannes Olauson, Georgios Vavilis, Ulf Hammar, Maria Herthelius, Jonas Axelsson, Peter Bárány
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease-associated mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) is common in pediatric kidney disease patients and a risk factor for future cardiovascular disease (CVD). Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) and Klotho are novel key players in CKD-MBD, and has been suggested to be involved in the development of CVD. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 74 pediatric patients; 31 with CKD (age range 0.8-18.8 years, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) range 9-68 mL/min/1...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795095/quantitative-exploration-of-factors-influencing-psychotic-disorder-ailments-in-nigeria
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Adebowale O Adejumo, Nehemiah A Ikoba, Esivue A Suleiman, Hilary I Okagbue, Pelumi E Oguntunde, Oluwole A Odetunmibi, Obalowu Job
In this data article, records on demographic data, family problem issues, as well as results of medical tests from five major classes of psychotic disorder namely: bipolar; vascular dementia, minimal brain dysfunction; insomnia; and schizophrenia, were collected on 500 psychotic patients carefully selected from the pool of medical records of Yaba Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria, for the period of 5 years, between January 2010 and December 2014, were examined. X-squared Statistic was used to examine each of psychotic disorders to identify demographic (age, gender, religion, marital status, and occupation) and family issues (loss of parent, history of such ailment in the family (family status), divorce, head injury, and heredity of such ailment (genetic) factors that influence them...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790998/modified-lipid-extraction-methods-for-deep-subsurface-shale
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Rawlings N Akondi, Ryan V Trexler, Susan M Pfiffner, Paula J Mouser, Shikha Sharma
Growing interest in the utilization of black shales for hydrocarbon development and environmental applications has spurred investigations of microbial functional diversity in the deep subsurface shale ecosystem. Lipid biomarker analyses including phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) and diglyceride fatty acids (DGFAs) represent sensitive tools for estimating biomass and characterizing the diversity of microbial communities. However, complex shale matrix properties create immense challenges for microbial lipid extraction procedures...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782211/bisphosphonate-guidelines-for-treatment-and-prevention-of-myeloma-bone-disease
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Oi Lin Lee, Noemi Horvath, Cindy Lee, Doug Joshua, Joy Ho, Jeff Szer, Hang Quach, Andrew Spencer, Simon Harrison, Peter Mollee, Andrew W Roberts, Dipti Talaulikar, Ross Brown, Bradley Augustson, Silvia Ling, Wilfrid Jaksic, John Gibson, Anna Kalff, Anna Johnston, Akash Kalro, Chris Ward, H Miles Prince, Andrew Zannettino
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a haematological malignancy characterised by the clonal proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow. More than 80% of patients with MM display evidence of myeloma bone disease (MBD), characterised by the formation of osteolytic lesions throughout the axial and appendicular skeleton. MBD significantly increases the risk of skeletal-related events such as pathologic fracture, spinal cord compression and hypercalcaemia. MBD is the result of MM plasma cells-mediated activation of osteoclast activity and suppression of osteoblast activity...
August 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748877/vitamin-d-levels-and-other-biochemical-parameters-of-mineral-bone-disorders-and-their-association-with-diastolic-dysfunction-and-left-ventricular-mass-in-young-nondiabetic-adult-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
Satyendra Kumar Sonkar, Mohit Bhutani, Gyanendra Kumar Sonkar, Sant Kumar Pandey, Sharad Chandra, Vivek Bhosale
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated cardiovascular mortality is more prevalent in those with diastolic heart failure and is an early predictor, while increased left ventricular mass (LVM) is a strong independent risk factor. Hypovitaminosis D is extensively being studied as a nontraditional risk factor for CVD. The aim of the present study is to look at the association of Vitamin D and other parameters of mineral bone disorder (MBD) with diastolic dysfunction and LVM in nondiabetic young adult patients with CKD...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736564/characterization-of-an-animal-model-to-study-risk-factors-and-new-therapies-for-the-cardiorenal-syndrome-a-major-health-issue-in-our-aging-population
#19
Anja Verhulst, Ellen Neven, Patrick C D'Haese
BACKGROUND: The cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a major health problem in our aging population. The term was introduced to cover disorders of the kidneys and heart, whereby dysfunction of one organ may induce dysfunction of the other. As the natural history of the CRS is mostly slow, hence difficult to explore in clinical trials, adequate animal models combining cardiovascular and renal disease are required. Therefore, we developed and characterized a usable model for CRS type 4, i.e. chronic kidney disease (CKD) causing cardiac dysfunction...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734779/metabolic-bone-disease-in-preterm-infants-relationship-between-radiologic-grading-in-the-wrist-and-serum-biochemical-markers
#20
S K You, J E Lee, S M Lee, H-H Cho
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between radiographic findings of metabolic bone disease (MBD) and serum biochemical markers in preterm infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 159 preterm infants were included in this study. Two readers reviewed the wrist radiography for grading according to MBD severity. We recorded the levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and phosphorous (P) immediately after birth, on the same day of the first wrist radiography (ALP-s, P-s), the highest/lowest ALP/P levels before the first wrist radiography (ALP-hb/P-lb) and during follow-up (ALP-h/P-l)...
July 19, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
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