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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230705/determinant-variables-enteric-pathogen-burden-gut-function-and-immune-related-inflammatory-biomarkers-associated-with-childhood-malnutrition-a-prospective-case-control-study-in-northeastern-brazil
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Aldo Am Lima, Álvaro M Leite, Alessandra Di Moura, Noélia L Lima, Alberto M Soares, Cláudia B Abreu, José Quirino Filho, Rosa Ms Mota, Ila Fn Lima, Alexandre Havt, Pedro Hqs Medeiros, Mara Mg Prata, Marjorie M Guedes, Paloma A Cavalcante, Herlice N Veras, Ana Ks Santos, Sean R Moore, Relana C Pinkerton, Eric R Houpt, Richard L Guerrant
Malnutrition results in serious consequences for growth and cognitive development in children. We studied select child and maternal biological factors, socio-economic factors, enteric pathogenic burden, and gut function biomarkers in 402 children 6-24 months of age in North-eastern Brazil. In this prospective case-control study, not being fed colostrum (odds ratio [OR] = 3.29, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.73-6.26), maternal age ≥18 years (OR = 1.88, 95% CI 1.10-3.22), and no electrical fan (OR = 2.46, 95% CI 1...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220080/validation-of-a-method-for-the-assessment-of-urinary-neopterin-levels-to-monitor-health-status-in-non-human-primate-species
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Verena Behringer, Jeroen M G Stevens, Fabian H Leendertz, Gottfried Hohmann, Tobias Deschner
Determining individual health status is of great importance for a better understanding of life history trade-offs between growth, reproduction, and maintenance. However, existing immunological methods are invasive and therefore not suitable for investigating health status in wild populations. Thus, there is an urgent need for non-invasive methods to assess the immune status of animals. Neopterin is involved in the cell-mediated pathway of the immune response (Th1-type), secreted during the activation of monocytes and macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198350/cerebrospinal-fluid-viral-load-and-neopterin-in-hiv-positive-patients-with-undetectable-viraemia
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Ilaria Motta, Tiziano Allice, Alessandra Romito, Micol Ferrara, Sara Ecclesia, Daniele Imperiale, Valeria Ghisetti, Giovanni Di Perri, Stefano Bonora, Andrea Calcagno
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) HIV RNA is commonly used as a marker of compartmental antiviral activity in HIV-positive patients. Undetectable CSF HIV RNA levels have been associated with low CSF neopterin levels and better neurocognitive performances. Aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence and predictors of non-detectable CSF HIV RNA using a commercial assay. METHODS: In adult HIV-positive HAART-treated patients with confirmed plasma HIV RNA <50 copies/mL, CSF HIV RNA (with Roche Amplicor Assay) and neopterin were measured...
February 15, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177718/the-physiological-response-to-cold-water-immersion-following-a-mixed-martial-arts-training-session
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Angus Lindsay, Sam Carr, Sean Cross, Carl Petersen, John G Lewis, Steven P Gieseg
Combative sport is one of the most physically intense forms of exercise, yet the effect of recovery interventions has been largely unexplored. We investigated the effect of cold water immersion on structural, inflammatory and physiological stress biomarkers following a mixed martial arts contest preparation training session in comparison to passive recovery. Semi-professional MMA competitors (n=15) were randomly assigned to a cold water immersion (15 min at 10°C) or passive recovery protocol (ambient air) completed immediately following a contest preparation training session...
January 17, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155915/age-but-not-anthelmintic-treatment-is-associated-with-urinary-neopterin-levels-in-semi-free-ranging-barbary-macaques
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Nadine Müller, Michael Heistermann, Christina Strube, Oliver Schülke, Julia Ostner
Studying host parasite interactions and their implications for evolution and ecology recently received increasing attention, particularly with regard to host physiology and immunity. Here we assess variation of urinary neopterin (uNEO), a marker of cellular immune activation and iummunosenescence, in response to age and anthelmintic treatment in semi-free ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). Urinary NEO levels were measured via enzyme-immunoassay from 179 urine samples of 43 individuals between 5-29 years of age...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122514/indoxyl-sulfate-the-uremic-toxin-linking-hemostatic-system-disturbances-with-the-prevalence-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tomasz W Kamiński, Krystyna Pawlak, Małgorzata Karbowska, Michał Myśliwiec, Dariusz Pawlak
BACKGROUND: During chronic kidney disease progression, kidney-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease come into play. The present study investigated the impact of indoxyl sulfate, dietary tryptophan-derived uremic toxin, accumulated in the blood of patients with chronic kidney disease on hemostatic parameters, markers of inflammation, oxidative stress and monocyte to macrophage transition. METHODS: Fifty-one CKD patients not undergoing hemodialysis were enrolled in the study...
January 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109742/development-of-a-new-uplc-esi-ms-ms-method-for-the-determination-of-biopterin-and-neopterin-in-dried-blood-spot
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Silvia Santagata, Emanuele Di Carlo, Carla Carducci, Vincenzo Leuzzi, Antonio Angeloni, Claudia Carducci
BACKGROUND: (6R)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) deficiencies are rare inherited defects of synthesis or regeneration of BH4. Due to the resulting hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA), some of them are detected by newborn screening and require the assessment of the pattern of neopterin (Neo) and biopterin (Bio) excretion in urine to be confirmed. Aim of present study was to develop a method for the measurement of these diagnostic biomarkers in dried blood spot (DBS). METHODS: After DBS extraction, samples were filtered and injected into the UPLC column coupled with a tandem mass spectrometer working in positive electrospray ionization...
January 18, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107600/the-predictive-and-prognostic-role-of-serum-neopterin-and-tryptophan-breakdown-in-prostate-cancer
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Renate Pichler, Josef Fritz, Isabel Heidegger, Eberhard Steiner, Zoran Culig, Helmut Klocker, Dietmar Fuchs
The Interferon-gamma induced enzymes indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase and GTP-cylohydrolase are key players in tumor immune escape mechanisms. We quantified serum levels of neopterin and tryptophan breakdown (tryptophan, kynurenine and kynurenine-to-tryptophan ratio) in addition to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in newly diagnosed prostate cancer (PCa) patients (n=100) before radical prostatectomy (RP) as well as at time of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after RP (n=50) in comparison to healthy men (n=49). Effects of biomarkers on the risk of PCa diagnosis on transrectal biopsy, worse histopathological characteristics of the RP specimens and cancer-specific survival (CSS) after BCR were investigated...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107228/contribution-of-oxidative-stress-to-non-aids-events-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Mar Masiá, Sergio Padilla, Marta Fernández, Xavier Barber, Santiago Moreno, José Antonio Iribarren, Joaquín Portilla, Alejandro Peña, Francesc Vidal, Félix Gutiérrez
OBJECTIVE: Recognition of potentially modifiable mechanisms implicated in the pathogenesis of non-AIDS events (NAEs) might help improve outcomes of HIV-infected individuals. HIV infection has been associated with increased oxidative stress. We assessed the association between F2-isoprostanes and serious NAEs, and whether they improve the predictive performance of inflammation and coagulation biomarkers. METHODS: Prospective multicenter cohort. Individuals who had an incident serious NAE and two sex and age matched participants with no events were selected...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094589/leucine-rich-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-as-the-acute-phase-reactant-to-detect-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-disease-activity-during-anti-interleukin-6-blockade-therapy-a-case-series
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Masaki Shimizu, Yasuo Nakagishi, Natsumi Inoue, Mao Mizuta, Akihiro Yachie
OBJECTIVES: To assess the role of leucine-rich α2-glycoprotein (LRG) as a biomarker for monitoring systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (s-JIA) disease activity during interleukin (IL)-6 blockade treatment. METHODS: We serially measured serum LRG levels in four s-JIA patients treated with the anti-IL-6 receptor antibody tocilizumab and determined the correlation between clinical symptoms and other inflammatory biomarkers and proinflammatory cytokines, including IL-18, IL-6, neopterin, and tumor necrosis factor-α receptor type I and II...
January 17, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024933/a-preoperative-multimarker-approach-to-evaluate-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
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Tone B Enger, Hilde Pleym, Roar Stenseth, Guri Greiff, Alexander Wahba, Vibeke Videm
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a multimarker strategy combining preoperative biomarkers representing distinct pathophysiologic pathways enhances preoperative risk assessment of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery (CSA-AKI) and increases knowledge of underlying pathogenesis. DESIGN: Prospective, cohort study. SETTING: Single-center tertiary referral hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 1,015 adults undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005163/intratumoral-th2-predisposition-combines-with-an-increased-th1-functional-phenotype-in-clinical-response-to-intravesical-bcg-in-bladder-cancer
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Renate Pichler, Georg Gruenbacher, Zoran Culig, Andrea Brunner, Dietmar Fuchs, Josef Fritz, Hubert Gander, Andrea Rahm, Martin Thurnher
Th1-type immunity is considered to be required for efficient response to BCG in bladder cancer, although Th2 predisposition of BCG responders has recently been reported. The aim was to evaluate the relationship of Th1 and Th2 components in 23 patients undergoing BCG treatment. Peripheral blood, serum and urine samples were prospectively collected at baseline, during and after BCG. Th1 (neopterin, tryptophan, kynurenine, kynurenine-to-tryptophan ratio (KTR), IL-12, IFN-γ, soluble TNF-R75 and IL-2Rα) and Th2 (IL-4, IL-10) biomarkers as well as CD4 expression in T helper (Th), effector and regulatory T cells were determined...
December 22, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994110/dynamics-and-trends-in-fecal-biomarkers-of-gut-function-in-children-from-1-24-months-in-the-mal-ed-study
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Benjamin J J McCormick, Gwenyth O Lee, Jessica C Seidman, Rashidul Haque, Dinesh Mondal, Josiane Quetz, Aldo A M Lima, Sudhir Babji, Gagandeep Kang, Sanjaya K Shrestha, Carl J Mason, Shahida Qureshi, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Pablo Peñataro Yori, Amidou Samie, Pascal Bessong, Caroline Amour, Estomih Mduma, Crystal L Patil, Richard L Guerrant, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Laura E Caulfield, Margaret N Kosek
Growth and development shortfalls that are disproportionately prevalent in children living in poor environmental conditions are postulated to result, at least in part, from abnormal gut function. Using data from The Etiology, Risk Factors, and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED) longitudinal cohort study, we examine biomarkers of gut inflammation and permeability in relation to environmental exposures and feeding practices. Trends in the concentrations of three biomarkers, myeloperoxidase (MPO), neopterin (NEO), and α-1-antitrypsin (AAT), are described from fecal samples collected during the first 2 years of each child's life...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977553/the-association-between-fecal-biomarkers-of-environmental-enteropathy-and-rotavirus-vaccine-response-in-nicaraguan-infants
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Sylvia Becker-Dreps, Samuel Vilchez, Filemon Bucardo, Erica Twitchell, Wan Suk Choi, Michael G Hudgens, Johan Perez, Lijuan Yuan
BACKGROUND: Environmental enteropathy (EE) is a common intestinal condition among children living in low and middle income countries and is associated with diminished enteric immunity to gastrointestinal pathogens, and possibly, to oral vaccine antigens. The goal of this study was to examine associations between biomarkers of EE and immunogenicity to the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (RV5). METHODS: Infants were recruited one day before their first RV5 immunization in León, Nicaragua, from public health rosters...
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941966/metabolomics-identifies-multiple-candidate-biomarkers-to-diagnose-and-stage-human-african-trypanosomiasis
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Isabel M Vincent, Rónán Daly, Bertrand Courtioux, Amy M Cattanach, Sylvain Biéler, Joseph M Ndung'u, Sylvie Bisser, Michael P Barrett
Treatment for human African trypanosomiasis is dependent on the species of trypanosome causing the disease and the stage of the disease (stage 1 defined by parasites being present in blood and lymphatics whilst for stage 2, parasites are found beyond the blood-brain barrier in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)). Currently, staging relies upon detecting the very low number of parasites or elevated white blood cell numbers in CSF. Improved staging is desirable, as is the elimination of the need for lumbar puncture...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923408/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-characterization-of-a-novel-formulation-containing-co-formulated-interferons-alpha-2b-and-gamma-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Idrian García-García, Ignacio Hernández-González, Alina Díaz-Machado, Carlos A González-Delgado, Sonia Pérez-Rodríguez, Yanelda García-Vega, Rosario Campos-Mojena, Ángela D Tuero-Iglesias, Carmen M Valenzuela-Silva, Alieski Cruz-Ramírez, Alis Martín-Trujillo, Héctor Santana-Milián, Pedro A López-Saura, Iraldo Bello-Rivero
BACKGROUND: More potent antitumor activity is desired in Interferon (IFN)-treated cancer patients. This could be achieved by combining IFN alpha and IFN gamma. The aim of this work was to characterize the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a novel formulation containing a co-formulated combination of IFNs alpha-2b and gamma (CIGB-128-A). METHODS: A group of nine healthy male subjects received intramuscularly 24.5 × 10(6) IU of CIGB-128-A. IFN concentrations were evaluated for 48 h...
December 7, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921220/increased-cell-free-mitochondrial-dna-is-a-marker-of-ongoing-inflammation-and-better-neurocognitive-function-in-virologically-suppressed-hiv-infected-individuals
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Josué Pérez-Santiago, Michelli F De Oliveira, Susanna R Var, Tyler R C Day, Steven P Woods, Sara Gianella, Sanjay R Mehta
Cell-free mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is a highly immunogenic molecule that is associated with several inflammatory conditions and with neurocognitive impairment during untreated HIV infection. Here, we investigate how cell-free mtDNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is associated with inflammation, neuronal damage, and neurocognitive functioning in the context of long-term suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART). We quantified the levels of cell-free mtDNA in the CSF from 41 HIV-infected individuals with completely suppressed HIV RNA levels in blood plasma (<50 copies/mL) by droplet digital PCR...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916904/impact-of-pre-pregnancy-bmi-on-b-vitamin-and-inflammatory-status-in-early-pregnancy-an-observational-cohort-study
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Anne-Lise Bjørke-Monsen, Arve Ulvik, Roy M Nilsen, Øivind Midttun, Christine Roth, Per Magnus, Camilla Stoltenberg, Stein Emil Vollset, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Per Magne Ueland
Maternal nutrition and inflammation have been suggested as mediators in the development of various adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with maternal obesity. We have investigated the relation between pre-pregnancy BMI, B vitamin status, and inflammatory markers in a group of healthy pregnant women. Cobalamin, folate, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, and riboflavin; and the metabolic markers homocysteine, methylmalonic acid, and 3-hydroxykynurenine/xanthurenic acid ratio (HK/XA); and markers of cellular inflammation, neopterin and kynurenine/tryptophan ratio (KTR) were determined in pregnancy week 18 and related to pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), in 2797 women from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa)...
November 30, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894401/association-between-the-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-antigen-4-mutations-and-the-susceptibility-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-contribution-markers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
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M Tanhapour, A Vaisi-Raygani, F Bahrehmand, M Khazaei, A Kiani, Z Rahimi, H Nomani, H Tavilani, T Pourmotabbed
: The cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) also known as CD152 (cluster of differentiation 152) is a crucial negative regulator of the immune system. This protein receptor provides negative signals in order to suppress T-cell activation and immune attack against self-antigens, although its role is unclear.  The ability of CTLA-4 to limit T cell-mediated immune response has made it a major target in treatment of tumors and autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886064/probiotic-supplements-beneficially-affect-tryptophan-kynurenine-metabolism-and-reduce-the-incidence-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-trained-athletes-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Barbara Strasser, Daniela Geiger, Markus Schauer, Johanna M Gostner, Hannes Gatterer, Martin Burtscher, Dietmar Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Prolonged intense exercise has been associated with transient suppression of immune function and an increased risk of infections. In this context, the catabolism of amino acid tryptophan via kynurenine may play an important role. The present study examined the effect of a probiotic supplement on the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) and the metabolism of aromatic amino acids after exhaustive aerobic exercise in trained athletes during three months of winter training...
November 23, 2016: Nutrients
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