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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545072/effect-of-vitamin-d-on-endothelial-progenitor-cells-function
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Yoav Hammer, Alissa Soudry, Amos Levi, Yeela Talmor-Barkan, Dorit Leshem-Lev, Joel Singer, Ran Kornowski, Eli I Lev
BACKGROUND: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are a population of bone marrow-derived cells, which have an important role in the process of endothelialization and vascular repair following injury. Impairment of EPCs, which occurs in patients with diabetes, was shown to be related to endothelial dysfunction, coronary artery disease (CAD) and adverse clinical outcomes. Recent evidence has shown that calcitriol, the active hormone of vitamin D, has a favorable impact on the endothelium and cardiovascular system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543886/human-hairless-protein-roles-in-skin-hair-and-emerging-connections-to-brain-and-other-cancers
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Anas Maatough, G Kerr Whitfield, Lemlem Brook, David Hsieh, Patricia Palade, Jui-Cheng Hsieh
The mammalian hairless protein (HR) is a 130 kDa nuclear transcription factor that is essential for proper skin and hair follicle function. Previous studies have focused on the role of HR in skin maintenance and hair cycling. However, hairless gene (HR) is also expressed in brain and other tissues, where its role remains poorly understood. HR has been reported to contain functional domains that potentially serve in DNA binding, histone demethylation, nuclear translocation signal, and protein-protein interactions...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542733/the-pathogenesis-of-dermatomyositis
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REVIEW
C Thompson, V Piguet, E Choy
This review looks at the many different factors thought to play a role in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), concentrating mainly on the dermatomyositis (DM) subtype. Subject areas addressed include looking at the different clinical features of IIM, paying particular attention to the skin manifestations. There is a discussion around investigations needed with their perceived value, followed by a description of the immunohistochemical findings of DM. This review goes on to address other attributing factors such as genetic associations with the different subtypes of IIM, and environmental factors including infections, ultraviolet radiation and vitamin D deficiency and drugs...
May 24, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542561/impaired-functional-capacity-of-fetal-endothelial-cells-in-preeclampsia
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Lars Brodowski, Jennifer Burlakov, Sarah Hass, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Frauke von Versen-Höynck
OBJECTIVES: Preeclampsia is one of the main contributers to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. A history of preeclampsia puts mother and offspring at an increased cardiovascular risk in later life. We hypothesized that at the time of birth functional impairments of fetal endothelial cells can be detected in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and that a therapeutic intervention using 1,25 (OH)2 vitamin D3 can reverse the adverse effects of preeclampsia on cell function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542407/the-influence-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-traditional-inuit-diet-on-markers-of-inflammation
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L K Schæbel, E C Bonefeld-Jørgensen, H Vestergaard, S Andersen
Concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are high in Inuit living predominately on the traditional marine diet. Adverse effects of POPs include disruption of the immune system and cardiovascular diseases that are frequent in Greenland Inuit. We aimed to assess the association between exposure to POPs from the marine diet and inflammation, taking into account other factors such as vitamin D. We invited Inuit and non-Inuit living in settlements or the town in rural East Greenland or in the capital city Nuuk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542114/predictors-of-pouchitis-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-in-pediatric-onset-ulcerative-colitis
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Firas Rinawi, Amit Assa, Rami Eliakim, Yael Mozer Glassberg, Vered Nachmias Friedler, Yaron Niv, Yoram Rosenbach, Ari Silbermintz, Noam Zevit, Raanan Shamir
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have reported on the incidence and risk factors for pouchitis following colectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) in patients with pediatric-onset ulcerative colitis (UC). We aimed to determine clinical predictors for the development of pouchitis following IPAA in this population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all pediatric UC cases that were diagnosed at the Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel between 1981 and 2013 and who underwent colectomy during disease course...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541149/characterization-of-equine-vitamin-d-binding-protein-development-of-an-assay-and-assessment-of-plasma-concentrations-of-the-protein-in-healthy-horses-and-horses-with-gastrointestinal-disease
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Tina H Pihl, Stine Jacobsen, Dorthe T Olsen, Peter Højrup, Astrid Grosche, David E Freeman, Pia H Andersen, Gunnar Houen
OBJECTIVE To purify and characterize equine vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP) from equine serum and to evaluate plasma concentrations of VDBP in healthy horses and horses with gastrointestinal injury or disease. ANIMALS 13 healthy laboratory animals (8 mice and 5 rabbits), 61 healthy horses, 12 horses with experimentally induced intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (IR), and 59 horses with acute gastrointestinal diseases. PROCEDURES VDBP was purified from serum of 2 healthy horses, and recombinant equine VDBP was obtained through a commercial service...
June 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540886/effect-of-hemodialysis-on-oxidants-and-antioxidant-factors-in-chronic-renal-failure
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Ramin Tajbakhsh, Mostafa Qorbani, Golbarg Mehrpour, Mitra Rahimzadeh, Mohammad Mehdi Azimzadeh, Hossein Mirmiranpour
The current study was conducted to assess the effect of hemodialysis (HD) on the status of plasma oxidants and antioxidants among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These parameters can have an influence on the HD process and can also be useful for follow-up of these patients. The participants of this cross-sectional study comprised 91 patients with a mean age of 51.1 ± 8.2 years on chronic HD with kt/v between 1.2 and 1.4. The etiology of ESRD in these patients was as follows: diabetes mellitus in 39, hypertension in 35, and glomerulonephritis in 17 patients...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540270/fgf-23-klotho-and-vitamin-d-levels-in-scleroderma
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Ravan Ahmadi, Mehrzad Hajialilo, Amir Ghorbanihaghjo, Ali Mota, Sina Raeisi, Nasrin Bargahi, Mohammad Valilo, Farahnaz Askarian
BACKGROUND: Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease of unknown etiology. Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) that play particular functions in calcium and phosphate homeostasis may be involved in the etiology of this disorder. Klotho, the co-receptor of the fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), can interfere with calcium and phosphate metabolism. The purpose of this study was to evaluate serum Klotho, FGF-23, intact PTH (iPTH) and vitamin D levels in scleroderma patients compared with the healthy controls...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540101/health-status-and-lifestyle-habits-of-us-medical-students-a-longitudinal-study
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B J Brehm, S S Summer, J C Khoury, A T Filak, M A Lieberman, J E Heubi
BACKGROUND: Evidence shows that physicians and medical students who engage in healthy lifestyle habits are more likely to counsel patients about such behaviors. Yet medical school is a challenging time that may bring about undesired changes to health and lifestyle habits. AIMS: This study assessed changes in students' health and lifestyle behaviors during medical school. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In a longitudinal study, students were assessed at both the beginning and end of medical school...
November 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539530/active-form-of-vitamin-d-ameliorates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-alleviating-oxidative-stress-in-a-high-fat-diet-rat-model
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Chong-Gui Zhu, Ya-Xin Liu, Hao Wang, Bao-Ping Wang, Hui-Qi Qu, Bao-Li Wang, Mei Zhu
The purpose of this study was to determine whether treatment using the active form of vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D3) could protect against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in rats and ameliorate oxidative stress. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups and treated with standard chow, HFD, or HFD plus intraperitoneal injection of 1,25(OH)2D3 (5 μg/kg body weight, twice per week), respectively, for 16 weeks. Serum lipid profiles, hepatic function, intrahepatic lipid, and calcium levels were determined...
May 23, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539415/vitamin-d-supplementation-trials-aimed-at-reducing-mortality-have-much-higher-power-when-focusing-on-people-with-low-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations
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Hermann Brenner, Lina Jansen, Kai-Uwe Saum, Bernd Holleczek, Ben Schöttker
Background: Evidence of an inverse association between serum vitamin D and mortality from epidemiological studies has prompted efforts to reduce mortality by vitamin D supplementation, either in targeted interventions for people with vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency, or in untargeted interventions regardless of baseline vitamin D status.Objective: We aimed to assess the expected impact of the 2 different approaches on effect sizes and power of intervention studies.Methods: Serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] were measured in 9579 participants aged 50-75 y in the German Epidemiologische Studie zu Chancen der Verhütung, Früherkennung und optimierten Therapie chronischer Erkrankungen in der älteren Bevölkerung (ESTHER) study who were followed for mortality for a median of 12...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539338/expression-of-trans-and-paracellular-calcium-and-magnesium-transport-proteins-in-renal-and-intestinal-epithelia-during-lactation
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Megan R Beggs, Ida Appel, Per Svenningsen, Karsten Skjødt, R Todd Alexander, Henrik Dimke
Significant alterations in maternal calcium (Ca2+) and magnesium (Mg2+) balance occur during lactation. Ca2+ is the primary divalent cation mobilized into breast milk by demineralization of the skeleton and alterations in intestinal and renal Ca2+ transport. Mg2+ is also concentrated in breast milk, but the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. To determine the molecular alterations in Ca2+ and Mg2+ transport in the intestine and kidney during lactation, 3 groups of female mice consisting of either non-pregnant controls, lactating mice, or mice undergoing involution were examined...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539299/-association-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-with-susceptibility-to-bone-and-joint-tuberculosis-in-chinese-han-population
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Jia-Wei Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Dong-Bin Qu, Zhen Lin, Xue-Ming Ma, Xin Zhong, Chao-Hui Sang, Xu-Shi Chen, Zu-Kun Song, Piao Huang, Jian-Ming Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene Apa I polymorphism and the susceptibility to bone and joint tuberculosis in Chinese Han population. METHODS: Between May, 2015 and June, 2016, 100 patients with bone and joint tuberculosis and 100 healthy volunteers were recruited concomitantly in Heyuan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Vitamin D receptor gene Apa I polymorphisms in these subjects were analyzed using SNaPshot...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539198/total-usual-intake-of-shortfall-nutrients-varies-with-poverty-among-us-adults
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Regan L Bailey, Sharon R Akabas, Erin E Paxson, Sowmyanarayanan V Thuppal, Shilpa Saklani, Katherine L Tucker
OBJECTIVE: To examine shortfall nutrient intakes (ie, calcium, folate, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, D, and E) by poverty-to-income ratio (PIR). DESIGN: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2012, a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS: US adults with complete data on poverty status and diet were included (n = 4,524). ANALYSIS: The National Cancer Institute method was used to estimate total usual micronutrient intakes from foods, beverages, medications, and dietary supplements reported on 2 24-hour dietary recalls using measurement error correction...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539181/low-vitamin-d-levels-increase-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Paola Lucato, Marco Solmi, Stefania Maggi, Anna Bertocco, Giulia Bano, Caterina Trevisan, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi, Patricia Schofield, Youssef Kouidrat, Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs
Low serum levels of 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) (hypovitaminosis D) is common in older adults and associated with several negative outcomes. The association between hypovitaminosis D and diabetes in older adults is equivocal, however. We conducted a meta-analysis investigating if hypovitaminosis D is associated with diabetes in prospective studies among older participants. Two investigators systematically searched major electronic databases, from inception until 10/07/2016. The cumulative incidence of diabetes among groups was estimated according to baseline serum 25OHD levels...
June 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539168/effectiveness-of-nutritional-supplementation-on-sarcopenia-and-recovery-in-hip-fracture-patients-a-multi-centre-randomized-trial
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Vincenzo Malafarina, Francisco Uriz-Otano, Concetta Malafarina, J Alfredo Martinez, M Angeles Zulet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Functional deterioration and reduced mobility in elderly patients with a hip fracture are associated with a loss of both muscle mass and function (sarcopenia). The aim of this study was to assess whether oral nutritional supplementation (ONS) improves muscle mass and nutritional markers (BMI, proteins) in elderly patients with hip fracture. METHODS: Patients aged 65 years and over with hip fractures admitted to either of two rehabilitation facilities were included...
July 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538382/improvement-of-fatigue-after-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#18
Bin Han, Xiao Wu, Yong Guo
Low serum levels of vitamin D have been associated with fatigue in both healthy and clinical populations. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on fatigue in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). In total, 137 patients after kidney transplant and 119 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers were recruited. Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) were measured by competitive protein-binding assay. Fatigue was assessed using the subscale fatigue of the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537934/alternative-treatments-for-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-beyond-the-guideline-algorithm
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Gino A Vena, Marcus Maurer, Nicoletta Cassano, Torsten Zuberbier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The international EAACI/GALEN/EDF/WAO guideline suggests a stepwise approach for the therapeutic management of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), outlined in an algorithm. The aim of this article is to summarize and review the evidence available on alternative treatment options for CSU outside of this algorithm. RECENT FINDINGS: Although CSU is a common disease, there are a limited number of high-quality studies, and only antihistamines and omalizumab are licensed for its treatment...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537926/vitamin-d3-induces-vitamin-d-receptor-and-hdac11-binding-to-relieve-the-promoter-of-the-tight-junction-proteins
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Feng-Hua Liu, Shan-Shan Li, Xiao-Xi Li, Shuai Wang, Mao-Gang Li, Li Guan, Tian-Gang Luan, Zhi-Gang Liu, Zhan-Ju Liu, Ping-Chang Yang
Intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction and vitamin D (VitD)-deficiency play a critical role in a large number of diseases. The histone deacetylases (HDAC) are associated with a large number of immune diseases. This study tests a hypothesis that the interaction between VitD and HDAC is associated with the regulation of epithelial barrier functions. In this study, human intestinal epithelial cell line, T84 cells, was cultured into monolayers to be used as a model to test the epithelial barrier functions. We observed that in a VitD-deficient environment, the T84 monolayer barrier function was compromised...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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