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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667130/beneficial-effects-of-the-calcium-channel-blocker-ctk-01512-2-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Rodrigo B M Silva, Samuel Greggio, Gianina T Venturin, Jaderson C da Costa, Marcus V Gomez, Maria M Campos
Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) play a critical role in neuroinflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). CTK 01512-2 is a recombinant version of the peptide Phα1β derived from the spider Phoneutria nigriventer, which inhibits N-type VGCC/TRPA1-mediated calcium influx. We investigated the effects of this molecule in the mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The effects of CTK 01512-2 were compared to those displayed by ziconotide-a selective N-type VGCC blocker clinically used for chronic pain-and fingolimod-a drug employed for MS treatment...
April 17, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665846/correlation-of-serum-levels-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-and-klotho-protein-levels-with-bone-mineral-density-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#2
Shubei Zheng, Yan Chen, Yu Zheng, Zhihong Zhou, Zhanyuan Li
OBJECTIVE: The correlation of serum fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) and Klotho protein levels with bone mineral density (BMD) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients was analyzed. METHODS: Between January 2015 and November 2015, 125 MHD patients in our hospital were enrolled. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry was used to examine the BMD in the femoral neck and lumbar spine of MHD patients. The patients were divided into three groups: a normal bone mass group, an osteopenia group, and an osteoporosis group...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664757/primary-hyperparathyroidism-recent-advances
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Marcella D Walker, John P Bilezikian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe recent advances and changes in the evaluation and management of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). RECENT FINDINGS: Although it has long been recognized that asymptomatic PHPT is associated with bone loss, particularly at cortical skeletal sites when evaluated with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, new imaging techniques suggest that trabecular skeletal deterioration as well as clinically silent vertebral fractures and nephrolithiasis are common...
April 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664315/potential-correlation-between-circulating-fetuin-a-and-pentraxin-3-with-biochemical-parameters-of-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Javad Hashemi, Hamid-Reza Joshaghani, Arash Akaberi, Zahra Hesari, Reza Ghanbari, Mohsen Mohammadzadeh, Ali-Reza Golshan
BACKGROUND: The strong correlation between vascular calcification and cardiovascular risk, which is a major cause of mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, has been well established. Fetuin-A is an inhibitor of vascular calcification, and pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is produced at the site of inflammation, which is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The main purpose of this study was evaluating the correlation between fetuin-A and PTX3 with some biochemical parameters effective upon vascular calcification in HD patients...
December 1, 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663995/-risk-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-critical-ill-patients
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Jianyu Fu, Hongying Bi, Yunsong Xia, Hui Fang, Xu Liu, Yan Tang, Difen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical features of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, and to explore the correlation between the routine detection index and the new-onset AF and to find out risk factors for new AF in critically ill patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The patients with AF admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University from March 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into new-onset AF group and past-existed AF group according to their past history of AF (including persistent AF, paroxysmal AF or permanent AF)...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663832/therapeutic-role-of-calcium-and-vitamin-k3-in-chemically-induced-hepatocarcinogenesis-new-tools-for-cancer-treatment
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Firoz Anwar, Ruqaiyah Khan, Richa Sachan, Imran Kazmi, Alisha Rawat, Abdullah Sabih, Rajbala Singh, Muhammad Afzal, Aftab Ahmad, Abdulaziz S Al-Orab, F A Al-Abbasi, Prakash Chandra Bhatt, Vikas Kumar
HCC has been reported to be immensely occurring carcinoma worldwide. Recent days the mortality occurred due to liver cancer has also been found to be increased at an alarming speed affecting mostly the young patients. The aim of the current study was to decipher the role of calcium and vitamin K3 in the treatment of chemically induced hepatocarcinogenesis in the male Wistar rats. Liver cancer was induced via a subnecrogenic dose of 160 mg/kg body weight, diethylnitrosamine (DENA) when associated with fasting/refeeding in male Wistar rats...
April 17, 2018: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662677/auto-antibodies-against-p-q-and-n-type-voltage-dependent-calcium-channels-mimicking-frontotemporal-dementia
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Kyan Younes, Lauren A Lepow, Cynthia Estrada, Paul E Schulz
The behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia is usually a sporadic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Here, we report the subacute onset of a frontotemporal dementia phenotype with a treatable etiology. The patient has a history of rheumatoid arthritis, episcleritis, and thyroid eye disease on immunosuppressive therapy. He experienced a rapid personality change, including inappropriate behavior, which suggested frontotemporal dementia. Results of imaging and neuropsychological testing also suggested frontotemporal dementia...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662310/in-vitro-vivo-drug-release-and-anti-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-properties-of-curcumin-pblg-peg-pblg-nanoparticles
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Fei Tong, Rongkui Chai, Haiying Jiang, Bo Dong
Background: The objective of this study was to survey the therapeutic function of curcumin-encapsulated poly(gamma-benzyl l-glutamate)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(gammabenzyl l-glutamate) (PBLG-PEG-PBLG) (P) on diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) via cross regulation effect of calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) and endogenous cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE)/hydrogen sulfide (H2 S). Methods: Diabetic rats were preconditioned with 20 mg/kg curcumin or curcumin/P complex continuously for 8 weeks...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662200/targeting-sphingosine-1-phosphate-lyase-as-an-anabolic-therapy-for-bone-loss
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Sarah Weske, Mithila Vaidya, Alina Reese, Karin von Wnuck Lipinski, Petra Keul, Julia K Bayer, Jens W Fischer, Ulrich Flögel, Jens Nelsen, Matthias Epple, Marta Scatena, Edzard Schwedhelm, Marcus Dörr, Henry Völzke, Eileen Moritz, Anke Hannemann, Bernhard H Rauch, Markus H Gräler, Gerd Heusch, Bodo Levkau
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) signaling influences bone metabolism, but its therapeutic potential in bone disorders has remained unexplored. We show that raising S1P levels in adult mice through conditionally deleting or pharmacologically inhibiting S1P lyase, the sole enzyme responsible for irreversibly degrading S1P, markedly increased bone formation, mass and strength and substantially decreased white adipose tissue. S1P signaling through S1P2 potently stimulated osteoblastogenesis at the expense of adipogenesis by inversely regulating osterix and PPAR-γ, and it simultaneously inhibited osteoclastogenesis by inducing osteoprotegerin through newly discovered p38-GSK3β-β-catenin and WNT5A-LRP5 pathways...
April 16, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662044/vitamin-d-deficiency-prevalence-and-predictors-in-early-pregnancy-among-arab-women
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Sara Al-Musharaf, Mona A Fouda, Iqbal Z Turkestani, Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan, Shaun Sabico, Abdullah M Alnaami, Kaiser Wani, Syed Danish Hussain, Buthaynah Alraqebah, Amal Al-Serehi, Naemah M Alshingetti, Nasser Al-Daghri, Philip G McTernan, Sunil J Wimalawansa, Ponnusamy Saravanan
Data regarding the prevalence and predictors of vitamin D deficiency during early pregnancy are limited. This study aims to fill this gap. A total of 578 Saudi women in their 1st trimester of pregnancy were recruited between January 2014 and December 2015 from three tertiary care antenatal clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Information collected includes socio-economic, anthropometric, and biochemical data, including serum vitamin D (25(OH)D) levels, intake of calcium and vitamin D, physical activity, and sun exposure indices...
April 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660904/ryanodine-receptor-antagonism-alleviates-skeletal-muscle-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-modulating-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-10
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Hai-Peng Lin, Yan-Qing Zheng, Zhi-Ping Zhou, Gao-Xiong Wang, Ping-Fan Guo
BACKGROUND: Intracellular calcium overload has been implicated in various pathological conditions including ischemia reperfusion injury. This study aims to explore the effect and probable mechanism of dantrolene, a ryanodine receptor and intracellular calcium antagonist, on the skeletal muscle ischemia reperfusion injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SD rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham group which underwent anaesthesia and exposure of femoral vein, reperfusion group that received 2 h ischemia and the amount of diluent via femoral vein before 4 h reperfusion, dantrolene group that underwent 2 h ischemia and was given 2 mg/kg dantrolene via femoral vein before 4 h reperfusion...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660161/the-fgf-23-klotho-axis-and-its-relationship-with-phosphorus-calcium-vitamin-d-pth-aldosterone-severity-of-disease-and-outcome-in-hospitalised-foals
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A M Kamr, K A Dembek, B E Hildreth, P R Morresey, R A Rathgeber, T A Burns, A A Zaghawa, R E Toribio
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) and klotho are key regulators of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) synthesis as well as phosphorus and calcium homeostasis; however, information on the FGF-23/klotho axis in healthy and hospitalised foals is lacking. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to measure serum FGF-23 and klotho concentrations and determine their association with serum phosphorus, total calcium (TCa), vitamin D metabolite [25(OH)D, 1,25(OH)2 D], PTH, and aldosterone concentrations, disease severity, and mortality in hospitalised foals...
April 16, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658832/the-associations-between-hypovitaminosis-d-higher-pth-levels-with-bone-mineral-densities-and-risk-of-the-10-year-probability-of-major-osteoporotic-fractures-in-chinese-patients-with-t2dm
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Xiao-Feng Wang, Jing-Jia Yu, Xiao-Jing Wang, Yi-Xuan Jing, Li-Hao Sun, Bei Tao, Wei-Qing Wang, Guang Ning, Jian-Min Liu, Hong-Yan Zhao
OBJECTIVE: In the current study, we investigated the vitamin D status, and its relationships with parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels, bone mineral density (BMD), and the 10-year probability of fractures in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 785 patients. BMDs at the lumbar spine (L2-4), femoral neck (FN), and total hip (TH) were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and intact PTH were also quantified...
April 2018: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658374/hypercalcemic-crisis-in-third-trimenon-evaluating-the-optimal-treatment-strategy
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Julie Refardt, Patricia Farina, Irene Hoesli, Christian Meier
Hypercalcemia due to primary hyperparathyroidism during pregnancy is a rare condition and associated with increased morbidity and mortality for the mother and the unborn child. Whereas parathyroidectomy is favored during the second trimester, no clear recommendations exist for its management during the third trimenon. We here report the case of a 26-year-old woman in the 29th week of her first pregnancy, who was admitted to our clinic with hypertension, intra-uterine growth retardation and polyhydramnios. Severe hypercalcemia due to primary hyperparathyroidism was diagnosed (total calcium 3...
April 16, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657025/physical-fitness-adiposity-and-diets-as-surrogate-measures-of-bone-health-in-schoolchildren-a-biochemical-and-cross-sectional-survey-analysis
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Ahmad H Alghadir, Sami A Gabr, Ashraf A Rizk
This study aimed to investigate the associations between adiposity, muscular fitness (MF), diet, sun exposure, and physical activity profiles as surrogate measures with bone health status in a sample of schoolchildren aged 8-18 yr old. A total of 250 Egyptian schoolchildren aged 8-18 yr were randomly invited to participate in these cross-sectional survey analyses. Calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation (c-BUA), bone mineral density (BMD), and bone formation markers (total calcium, serum bone alkaline phosphatase, and osteocalcin) were measured as markers of bone health...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657001/accuracy-of-a-diagnostic-model-based-on-serum-biochemical-parameters-in-detecting-cows-at-an-increased-risk-of-chronic-fascioliasis
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Sławomir J Kowalczyk, Michał Czopowicz, Corinna N Weber, Elisabeth Müller, Jarosław Kaba
In adult cattle Fasciola hepatica infection usually follows a chronic subclinical course, and reduces both the milk yield and milk quality, resulting in considerable financial losses. Effective control of the disease is based on reliable identification of asymptomatically infected individuals, which now requires special parasitological or serological diagnostic tests. It is also known that F. hepatica infection induces alterations in some serum biochemical parameters. Therefore, the study was conducted to develop a model based on serum biochemical parameters allowing to identify cows at higher risk of chronic fascioliasis...
April 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656600/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-sucroferric-oxyhydroxide-in-african-american-dialysis-patients
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Stuart M Sprague, Markus Ketteler, Adrian C Covic, Jürgen Floege, Viatcheslav Rakov, Sebastian Walpen, Anjay Rastogi
INTRODUCTION: Sucroferric oxyhydroxide (SFOH) is a non-calcium, iron-based phosphate binder that demonstrated sustained serum phosphorus (sP) control, good tolerability, and lower pill burden, vs. sevelamer carbonate ("sevelamer"), in a Phase 3 study conducted in dialysis patients with hyperphosphatemia. This analysis evaluates the efficacy and safety of SFOH and sevelamer among African American (AA) patients participating in the trial. METHODS: Post hoc analysis of a 24-week, Phase 3, open-label trial (NCT01324128) and its 28-week extension study (NCT01464190)...
April 15, 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655990/inorganic-kernel-supported-asymmetric-hybrid-vesicles-for-targeting-delivery-of-stat3-decoy-oligonucleotides-to-overcome-anti-her2-therapeutic-resistance-of-bt474r
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Kai Shi, Yan Fang, Shan Gao, Dongjuan Yang, Hongshu Bi, Jianxiu Xue, Anqi Lu, Yuai Li, Liyuan Ke, Xiaojie Lin, Xuechao Jin, Min Li
As a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that targets the extracellular region of HER2 tyrosine kinase receptor, trastuzumab (TRAZ) has demonstrated comparable clinical efficacy and improved survival in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. Nevertheless, the therapeutic potential of TRAZ is often limited due to its frequent resistance to anti-HER2 therapy. Therefore, we investigate the reversal effect of STAT3-specific decoy oligonucleotides (STAT3-decoy ODNs) on TRAZ resistance, which contain the consensus sequence within the targeted gene promoter of STAT3...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655832/serum-magnesium-phosphorus-and-calcium-levels-and-subclinical-calcific-aortic-valve-disease-a-population-based-study
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Takashi Hisamatsu, Katsuyuki Miura, Akira Fujiyoshi, Aya Kadota, Naoko Miyagawa, Atsushi Satoh, Maryam Zaid, Takashi Yamamoto, Minoru Horie, Hirotsugu Ueshima
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is the most common valve disease. Although micronutrients are known to contribute to cardiovascular disease, the relationship with CAVD remains poorly evaluated. We examined the association of serum levels of magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium with prevalence, incidence, and progression of aortic valve calcification (AVC). METHODS: We conducted a prospective study in a population-based sample of Japanese men aged 40-79 years without known cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease at baseline, and quantified AVC from serial computed tomographic images with the Agatston method...
March 22, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655684/protective-role-and-mechanism-of-snakegourd-peel-against-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
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Guanlin Yang, Dongyu Min, Junwei Yan, Ming Yang, Guijun Lin
BACKGROUND: Injection of snakegourd peel (SP), an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, is used to treat coronary artery disease and stable angina in China. However, its therapeutic role and mechanism of action for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI) is not fully understood. PURPOSE: The present study was designed to investigate the effect of SP on MI-induced cardiac injury and elucidate its underlying molecular mechanisms. METHODS: To create an in vivo model of MI, we ligated the left coronary artery of Wistar rats...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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