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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213841/sitagliptin-down-regulates-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-reduces-insulin-resistance-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-and-double-blind-trial
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Xia Sun, Zhendong Zhang, Hui Ning, Hong Sun, Xianghong Ji
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that affects increasing number of pregnant women worldwide. Sitagliptin was reported to alleviate symptoms of type 2 diabetes mellitus by reducing serum levels of retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP-4). We investigated the effectiveness of sitagliptin on insulin sensitivity parameters in GDM patients. Pregnant GDM women in the 2nd trimester were recruited for this study. Participants were then assigned randomly to sitagliptin treatment group or placebo treatment group, and administered sitagliptin or placebo daily for 16 weeks...
February 17, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211786/sieving-and-extraction-of-peptides-and-proteins-during-hemofiltration-a-systematic-review%C3%A2
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J Scott Baird
The relationship between the sieving coefficient (SC) or extraction ratio (ER) and the molecular weight (MW) of peptide and protein solutes during hemofiltration has not been investigated; it is possible that the SC and ER correlate with MW, permitting an estimate of peptide and protein clearance by hemofiltration in the absence of empiric data. A search for studies of the SC and/or ER for peptide and protein solutes during hemofiltration identified data for β2-microglobulin, brain natriuretic peptide, carperitide, IL-1β, IL-1RA, IL-6, IL-8, lysozyme, myoglobin, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, procalcitonin, retinol-binding protein, TNF-α, soluble TNFR-1, soluble TNFR-II, and vasopressin using polyacrylonitrile, polysulfone, polyamide, and cellulose hemofilters...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196416/blood-proteomic-profiling-in-inherited-attrm-and-acquired-attrwt-forms-of-transthyretin-associated-cardiac-amyloidosis
#3
Gloria G Chan, Clarissa M Koch, Lawreen H Connors
Transthyretin-associated forms of cardiac amyloidosis are fatal protein misfolding diseases that can be inherited (ATTRm) or acquired (ATTRwt). Precise biomarkers for ATTR disease identification and monitoring are undiscovered, disease-specific therapeutic options are needed, and the current understanding of ATTR molecular pathogenesis is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the serum proteomes in ATTRm and ATTRwt cardiac amyloidosis to identify differentially expressed blood proteins that were disease-specific...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196196/identification-of-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-using-serum-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-a-clinical-prediction-model
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Marios Arvanitis, Clarissa M Koch, Gloria G Chan, Celia Torres-Arancivia, Michael P LaValley, Daniel R Jacobson, John L Berk, Lawreen H Connors, Frederick L Ruberg
Importance: Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) is an underrecognized cause of heart failure (HF) in older individuals, owing in part to difficulty in diagnosis. ATTR can result from substitution of valine for isoleucine at codon 122 of the transthyretin (TTR) gene (V122I), present in 3.43% of African American individuals. Objective: To examine whether serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), an endogenous TTR ligand, could be used as a diagnostic test for ATTR V122I amyloidosis...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194267/retinol-%C3%AE-tocopherol-and-selected-minerals-in-breast-milk-of-lactating-women-with-full-term-infants-in-south-korea
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Hyesook Kim, Byung-Mun Jung, Bum-Noh Lee, Yun-Je Kim, Ji A Jung, Namsoo Chang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to measure fat-soluble vitamins and minerals in breast milk of Korean lactating mothers who exclusively breastfed their babies. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Breast milk samples were collected from 334 mothers. Concentrations of retinol and α-tocopherol were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography ultraviolet spectrometry while concentrations of minerals were measured by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194237/the-impact-of-micronutrient-status-on-health-correlation-network-analysis-to-understand-the-role-of-micronutrients-in-metabolic-inflammatory-processes-regulating-homeostasis-and-phenotypic-flexibility
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Tim J van den Broek, Bas H A Kremer, Marisa Marcondes Rezende, Femke P M Hoevenaars, Peter Weber, Ulrich Hoeller, Ben van Ommen, Suzan Wopereis
BACKGROUND: Vitamins and carotenoids are key micronutrients facilitating the maintenance of health, as evidenced by the increased risk of disease with low intake. Optimal phenotypic flexibility, i.e., the ability to respond to a physiological challenge, is an essential indicator of health status. Therefore, health can be measured by applying a challenge test and monitoring the response of relevant phenotypic processes. In this study, we assessed the correlation of three fat-soluble vitamins, (i...
2017: Genes & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193557/birds-and-flame-retardants-a-review-of-the-toxic-effects-on-birds-of-historical-and-novel-flame-retardants
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REVIEW
Mélanie F Guigueno, Kim J Fernie
Flame retardants (FRs) are a diverse group of chemicals, many of which persist in the environment and bioaccumulate in biota. Although some FRs have been withdrawn from manufacturing and commerce (e.g., legacy FRs), many continue to be detected in the environment; moreover, their replacements and/or other novel FRs are also detected in biota. Here, we review and summarize the literature on the toxic effects of various FRs on birds. Birds integrate chemical information (exposure, effects) across space and time, making them ideal sentinels of environmental contamination...
February 10, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189000/breast-milk-retinol-concentration-in-mothers-of-preterm-newborns
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Mayara Santa Rosa Lima, Karla Danielly da Silva Ribeiro, Jeane Franco Pires, Dalila Fernandes Bezerra, Paula Emília Nunes Ribeiro Bellot, Luana Patrícia de Oliveira Weigert, Roberto Dimenstein
BACKGROUND: Preterm newborns have low vitamin A reserves at birth, which increases their risk of morbidity and mortality. In the absence of supplementation, breast milk is the only source of this nutrient for exclusively breastfed infants. AIMS: To assess retinol concentration in preterm milk and the relationship between this retinol concentration and lactation phase, degree of prematurity, and maternal serum retinol level. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal study...
February 7, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176861/integrated-analysis-of-lncrna-mrna-co-expression-profiles-in-patients-with-moyamoya-disease
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Wen Wang, Faliang Gao, Zheng Zhao, Haoyuan Wang, Lu Zhang, Dong Zhang, Yan Zhang, Qing Lan, Jiangfei Wang, Jizong Zhao
Moyamoya disease (MMD) is an idiopathic disease associated with recurrent stroke. However, the pathogenesis of MMD remains unknown. Therefore, we performed long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression profiles in blood samples from MMD patients (N = 15) and healthy controls (N = 10). A total of 880 differentially expressed lncRNAs (3649 probes) and 2624 differentially expressed mRNAs (2880 probes) were obtained from the microarrays of MMD patients and healthy controls (P < 0...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173883/comparing-intake-estimations-based-on-food-composition-data-with-chemical-analysis-in-malian-women
#10
Yara Koréissi-Dembélé, Esmee L Doets, Nadia Fanou-Fogny, Paul Jm Hulshof, Diego Moretti, Inge D Brouwer
OBJECTIVE: Food composition databases are essential for estimating nutrient intakes in food consumption surveys. The present study aimed to evaluate the Mali food composition database (TACAM) for assessing intakes of energy and selected nutrients at population level. DESIGN: Weighed food records and duplicate portions of all foods consumed during one day were collected. Intakes of energy, protein, fat, available carbohydrates, dietary fibre, Ca, Fe, Zn and vitamin A were assessed by: (i) estimating the nutrient intake from weighed food records based on an adjusted TACAM (a-TACAM); and (ii) chemical analysis of the duplicate portions...
February 8, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168436/associations-between-circulating-levels-of-adipocytokines-and-abdominal-adiposity-in-patients-after-acute-pancreatitis
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Ruma G Singh, Sayali A Pendharkar, Nicola A Gillies, Victor Miranda-Soberanis, Lindsay D Plank, Maxim S Petrov
Adipocytokines are strongly associated with abdominal adiposity during the course of acute pancreatitis (AP). This study investigated associations between a panel of adipocytokines and abdominal adiposity in AP patients after hospital discharge, as well as the effect of several covariates. Fasting venous blood samples were collected to measure adiponectin, interleukin 6, leptin, monocyte chemoattractant protein 1, tumour necrosis factor α (TNFα), resistin, and retinol-binding protein 4. Waist circumference (WC), waist-hip ratio, and waist-height ratio (WheightR) were used as measures of abdominal adiposity...
February 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152989/small-quantity-lipid-based-nutrient-supplements-containing-different-amounts-of-zinc-along-with-diarrhea-and-malaria-treatment-increase-iron-and-vitamin-a-status-and-reduce-anemia-prevalence-but-do-not-affect-zinc-status-in-young-burkinabe-children-a-cluster
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Souheila Abbeddou, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, Jérome W Somé, Jean Bosco Ouédraogo, Kenneth H Brown, Sonja Y Hess
BACKGROUND: We assessed the effects of providing a package of interventions including small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) containing 0, 5 or 10 mg zinc and illness treatment to Burkinabe children from 9 to 18 months of age, on biomarkers of zinc, iron and vitamin A status at 18 months and compared with a non-intervention cohort (NIC). METHODS: Using a two-stage cluster randomized trial design, communities were randomly assigned to the intervention cohort (IC) or NIC, and extended family compounds within the IC were randomly assigned to different treatment groups...
February 2, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152069/subclinical-inflammation-influences-the-association-between-vitamin-a-and-iron-status-among-schoolchildren-in-ghana
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Abdul-Razak Abizari, Fusta Azupogo, Inge D Brouwer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In resource-poor settings, micronutrient deficiencies such as vitamin A deficiency may co-exist with iron-deficiency. In this study we assessed the iron and vitamin A status of schoolchildren and the association between vitamin A and iron status. METHODS: A cross-sectional design using the baseline data of a dietary intervention trial conducted among randomly selected 5-12 years old schoolchildren (n = 224) from 2 rural schools in northern Ghana...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150350/nutrient-intakes-and-compliance-with-nutrient-recommendations-in-children-aged-1-4-years-in-ireland
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J Walton, L Kehoe, B A McNulty, A P Nugent, A Flynn
BACKGROUND: The early childhood years represent a period of rapid growth and development characterised by unique requirements for energy and individual nutrients. METHODS: The present study uses data from the National Pre-School Nutrition Survey, a nationally representative sample of Irish children (1-4 years) (n = 500), aiming to estimate energy and nutrient intakes across age and compliance with recommendations (UK and European). A 4-day weighed food-record was used to collect dietary data and statistical modelling (National Cancer Institute method) was applied to estimate usual nutrient intakes...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148686/maize-milling-method-affects-growth-and-zinc-status-but-not-provitamin-a-carotenoid-bioefficacy-in-male-mongolian-gerbils
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Bryan M Gannon, Kevin V Pixley, Sherry A Tanumihardjo
BACKGROUND: Vitamin A (VA) and zinc deficiencies are prevalent. Maize is a common staple, and milling affects nutrient and nutrient-modifier profiles. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the interaction of maize milling methods (i.e., whole grain compared with refined) in male Mongolian gerbils aged 29-35 d with conventionally bred provitamin A-biofortified (orange) or white maize on VA and zinc status. METHODS: Study 1 (n = 67) was a 2 × 3 milling (whole compared with refined) by VA [no-vitamin A placebo group (VA-), orange, and VA-supplemented group (VA+)] design, with 4 wk of VA depletion followed by six 4-wk treatments (n = 10/treatment)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145501/interactions-of-retinoids-with-the-abc-transporters-p-glycoprotein-and-breast-cancer-resistance-protein
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Szabolcs Tarapcsák, Gábor Szalóki, Ágnes Telbisz, Zsuzsanna Gyöngy, Krisztina Matúz, Éva Csősz, Péter Nagy, Imre J Holb, Ralph Rühl, László Nagy, Gábor Szabó, Katalin Goda
Retinoids - derivatives of vitamin A - are important cell permeant signaling molecules that regulate gene expression through activation of nuclear receptors. P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and ABCG2 are plasma membrane efflux transporters affecting the tissue distribution of numerous structurally unrelated lipophilic compounds. In the present work we aimed to study the interaction of the above ABC transporters with retinoid derivatives. We have found that 13-cis-retinoic acid, retinol and retinyl-acetate inhibited the Pgp and ABCG2 mediated substrate transport as well as the substrate stimulated ATPase activity of these transporters...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142310/antioxidant-properties-of-ferulago-angulata-and-its-hepatoprotective-effect-against-n-nitrosodimethylamine-induced-oxidative-stress-in-rats
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Hatice Kiziltas, Suat Ekin, Mahire Bayramoglu, Esvet Akbas, Gokhan Oto, Serkan Yildirim, Fevzi Ozgokce
CONTEXT: Ferulago angulata (Schlecht.) Boiss. (Apiaceae) (FASB) is used to treat liver diseases and has been used both as food and therapeutics by many cultures for thousands of years because of the natural antioxidant compounds. OBJECTIVE: This study determines antioxidant properties of FASB flowers, the levels of minerals and vitamins, and also, evaluates the hepatoprotective effect of flowers against N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) induced on liver tissue by assessing antioxidant enzymes and histopathological parameters in Wistar albino rats...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139365/vitamin%C3%A2-a-in-pediatrics-an-update-from-the-nutrition-committee-of-the-french-society-of-pediatrics
#18
M Vidailhet, D Rieu, F Feillet, A Bocquet, J-P Chouraqui, D Darmaun, C Dupont, M-L Frelut, J-P Girardet, R Hankard, J-C Rozé, U Siméoni, D Turck, A Briend
Vitamin A (retinol) fulfills multiple functions in vision, cell growth and differentiation, embryogenesis, the maintenance of epithelial barriers and immunity. A large number of enzymes, binding proteins and receptors facilitate its intestinal absorption, hepatic storage, secretion, and distribution to target cells. In addition to the preformed retinol of animal origin, some fruits and vegetables are rich in carotenoids with provitamin A precursors such as β-carotene: 6μg of β-carotene corresponds to 1μg retinol equivalent (RE)...
January 27, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134916/rescue-of-retinal-morphology-and-function-in-a-humanized-mouse-at-the-mouse-retinol-binding-protein-locus
#19
Li Liu, Tomohiro Suzuki, Jingling Shen, Shigeharu Wakana, Kimi Araki, Ken-Ichi Yamamura, Lei Lei, Zhenghua Li
Retinol-binding protein RBP4 is the specific carrier for retinol in the blood. We previously produced a Rbp4-deficient (Rbp4(-/-)) mouse that showed electroretinogram (ERG) abnormalities, accompanied by histological and electron-microscopic changes such as fewer synapses in the inner plexiform layer in the central retina. To address whether human RBP4 gene expression can rescue the phenotypes observed in Rbp4(-/-) mice, we produced a humanized (Rbp4(hRBP4orf/ hRBP4orf)) mouse with a human RBP4 open reading frame in the mouse Rbp4 locus using a Cre-mutant lox recombination system...
January 30, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132904/cellular-retinoid-binding-proteins-crbp-crabp-fabp5-effects-on-retinoid-metabolism-function-and-related-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Joseph L Napoli
Cellular binding-proteins (BP), including CRBP1, CRBP2, CRABP1, CRABP2, and FABP5, shepherd the poorly aqueous soluble retinoids during uptake, metabolism and function. Holo-BP promote efficient use of retinol, a scarce but essential nutrient throughout evolution, by sheltering it and its major metabolite all-trans-retinoic acid from adventitious interactions with the cellular milieu, and by imposing specificity of delivery to enzymes, nuclear receptors and other partners. Apo-BP reflect cellular retinoid status and modify activities of retinoid metabolon enzymes, or exert non-canonical actions...
January 27, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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