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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933742/vitamin-d-supplementation-improves-quality-of-life-and-physical-performance-in-osteoarthritis-patients
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Pacharee Manoy, Pongsak Yuktanandana, Aree Tanavalee, Wilai Anomasiri, Srihatach Ngarmukos, Thanathep Tanpowpong, Sittisak Honsawek
(1) Background: Lower levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) are common in osteoarthritis (OA) patients. However, the effect of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength and physical performance remains unclear. This study will investigate the effects of vitamin D₂ supplementation on muscle strength and physical performance in knee OA patients; (2) Methods: One hundred and seventy-five primary knee OA patients with low levels of serum 25(OH)D (<30 ng/mL) received 40,000 IU vitamin D₂ (ergocalciferol) per week for six months...
July 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930962/attenuation-of-hemorrhage-associated-lung-injury-by-adjuvant-treatment-with-c23-an-oligopeptide-derived-from-cold-inducible-rna-binding-protein
#2
Fangming Zhang, Weng-Lang Yang, Max Brenner, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is an important cause of mortality. HS is associated with an elevated incidence of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome, significantly contributing to HS morbidity and mortality. Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) is released into the circulation during HS and can cause lung injury. C23 is a CIRP-derived oligopeptide that binds with high affinity to the CIRP receptor and inhibits CIRP-induced phagocyte secretion of TNF-α...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929732/highly-durable-self-standing-solid-state-supercapacitor-based-on-an-ionic-liquid-rich-ionogel-and-porous-carbon-nanofiber-electrodes
#3
Silas K Simotwo, Parameswara Rao Chinnam, Stephanie L Wunder, Vibha Kalra
A high-performance, self-standing solid-state supercapacitor is prepared by incorporating an ionic liquid (IL)-rich ionogel made with 95 wt % IL (1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide) and 5 wt % methyl cellulose, a polymer matrix, into highly interconnected 3-D activated carbon nanofiber (CNF) electrodes. The ionogel exhibits strong mechanical properties with a storage modulus of 5 MPa and a high ionic conductivity of 5.7 mS cm(-1) at 25 °C. The high-surface-area CNF-based electrode (2282 m(2) g(-1)), obtained via an electrospinning technique, exhibits hierarchical porosity generated both in situ during pyrolysis and ex situ via KOH activation...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928101/interleukin-6-and-interleukin-17-gene-polymorphism-association-with-celiac-disease-in-children
#4
Ulaş Emre Akbulut, Alper Han Çebi, Elif Sağ, Mevlit İkbal, Murat Çakır
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to investigate polymorphisms in the genes responsible for encoding cytokines interleukin-6 (IL-6) (-572G/C) (rs1800796) and IL-17 (-197A/G) (rs2275913) in patients with celiac disease (CD). We further aimed to investigate the relationship between CD symptoms and histopathological findings and the relationship between these polymorphisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared the results with those of healthy control subjects to establish whether any of the polymorphisms are involved in the susceptibility to CD...
September 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926770/1-25-oh-2d3-induces-regulatory-t-cell-differentiation-by-influencing-the-vdr-plc-%C3%AE-1-tgf-%C3%AE-1-pathway
#5
Qiang Zhou, Shengying Qin, Jinyan Zhang, Lin Zhon, Zhihai Pen, Tonghai Xing
Vitamin D has been recommended as an immune modulator in recent years, in addition to regulating calcium-phosphorous-bone metabolism. Clinical studies on organ transplantation found that vitamin D sufficiency patients were less likely to develop acute cellular rejection within one year after transplantation compared to those with vitamin D deficiency. Thus, a high percentage of regulatory T cells might play a key role in preventing acute cellular rejection (ACR). In this report, we studied the specific effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 on human T cell diff ;erentiation, and determined the potential molecule mechanism behind...
September 16, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923543/selective-glucocorticoid-receptor-modulation-inhibits-cytokine-responses-in-a-canine-model-of-mild-endotoxemia
#6
J Bartko, U Derhaschnig, T Neels, G H Nabozny, C Harcken, J Leuschner, F De Vries, B Jilma
Selective glucocorticoid receptor modulators (GRMs) promise to reduce adverse events of glucocorticoids while maintaining anti-inflammatory potency. The present study tested the anti-inflammatory activity of two novel non-steroidal GRMs (GRM1: BI 607812 BS, GRM2: BI 653048 BS*H3PO4) in comparison to prednisolone in a canine model of low dose endotoxemia. This study compared the anti-inflammatory and pharmacokinetic profile of escalating daily oral doses of GRM1 (1, 2.5, 5 and 10mg/kg) and GRM2 (0.1, 0.25 and 1mg/kg) with prednisolone (0...
September 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920396/-inhibition-of-chitin-oligosaccharide-on-dyslipidemia-and-the-potential-molecular-mechanism-exploration
#7
Fanqi Yi, Junping Zheng, Qiongyu Li, Siming Jiao, Yuguang Du, Yun Ye, Hongtao Liu
The inhibitory effect of NACOS on dyslipidemia and potential molecular mechanisms by in vitro and in vivo experiments were investigated. For in vitro study, four experimental groups were designed by using HepG2 cells, including the control group, palmitic acid (PA) treatment alone group, NACOS treatment alone group and NACOS + PA treatment group. For in vivo study, male C57BL/6 mice were divided into four groups (n=5) at random including the normal control group (NCD), high fat diet (HFD) group, NACOS treatment alone group, NACOS+HFD group, which were treated for 20 weeks...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918367/25-hydroxycholesterol-and-inflammation-in-lovastatin-deregulated-mevalonate-pathway
#8
Paola Maura Tricarico, Rossella Gratton, Luca Braga, Fulvio Celsi, Sergio Crovella
Mevalonate pathway deregulation has been observed in several diseases, including Mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD). MKD is a hereditary auto-inflammatory disorder, due to mutations at mevalonate kinase gene (MVK), encoding mevalonate kinase (MK) enzyme. MVK mutations have been reported as associated with impairment of mevalonate pathway with consequent decrease of protein prenylation levels, defective autophagy and increase of IL-1β secretion, followed by cell death. Since 25-hydroxycholesterol (25-HC), a metabolite of cholesterol, can suppress IL-1β production, thus reducing inflammation, we evaluated the effect of 25-HC in an in vitro model of mevalonate pathway alteration, obtained using Lovastatin...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917991/enhanced-expression-of-pd-l1-and-ifn-%C3%AE-on-dendritic-cells-is-associated-with-bcg-induced-th2-inhibition
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A C C Gouveia, F G Braga, M Mota, F M C Silva, A S S Brugiolo, E E Oliveira, M C Ayupe, H C Teixeira, A P Ferreira
Accumulating evidence indicates that the exposure to Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) prevents the development of allergy and the airway dendritic cells (DCs) may be involved in this protective effect. However, studies to better characterize the specific interactions between BCG and DCs and their role in this mycobacteria-mediated Th2 cell suppression are still ongoing. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the neonatal BCG vaccination in the innate immune response in a mouse model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced airway inflammation...
September 14, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917588/association-between-fsp-cvhi-inflammatory-cytokines-and-the-incidence-of-primary-stroke
#10
Xiao-Yun Huang, Wen-Jin Fu, Zhi-Chang Chen, Zhi-Zhong Mei, Ying-Li Yu, Hao-Wei Fang, Yi-Hong Huang, Han Lin, Jian-Jun Chen, Ming-Xia Wang, Shao-Bing Guan, Wan-Xian Lu, Xiao-Ling Chen
This case-control study was designed to establish a new risk-prediction model for primary stroke using Framingham stroke profile (FSP), cerebral vascular hemodynamic indexes (CVHI) and plasma inflammatory cytokines including hs-CRP, IL-6, TNF-α and Lp-PLA2. A total of 101 primary stroke patients admitted to Dongguan Houjie Hospital between August 2014 and June 2015 were assigned into the case group, and 156 age- and gender-matched healthy subjects from the Houjie Community were allocated into the control group...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916274/do-urinary-cystine-parameters-predict-clinical-stone-activity
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Justin I Friedlander, Jodi A Antonelli, Noah E Canvasser, Monica S C Morgan, Daniel Mollengarden, Sara Best, Margaret S Pearle
PURPOSE: An accurate urinary predictor of stone recurrence would be clinically advantageous for patients with cystinuria. A proprietary assay from Litholink® (Chicago, IL) measures cystine capacity as a potentially more reliable estimate of stone-forming propensity. The recommended capacity level to prevent stone formation, >150 mg/L, has not been directly correlated with clinical stone activity. Herein we investigated the relationship between urinary cystine parameters and clinical stone activity...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914791/quercetin-attenuates-manganese-induced-neuroinflammation-by-alleviating-oxidative-stress-through-regulation-of-apoptosis-inos-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ho-1-nrf2-pathways
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Entaz Bahar, Ji-Ye Kim, Hyonok Yoon
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element required for the development of human body and acts as an enzyme co-factor or activator for various reactions of metabolism. While essential in trace amounts, excessive Mn exposure can result in toxic accumulations in human brain tissue and resulting extrapyramidal symptoms called manganism similar to idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Quercetin (QCT) has been demonstrated to play an important role in altering the progression of neurodegenerative diseases by protecting against oxidative stress...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913293/facial-flap-repositioning-in-posttraumatic-facial-asymmetry
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Il Hwan Byun, Dahn Byun, Woo Yeol Baek
Perfect facial and body symmetry is an important aesthetic concept which is very difficult, if not impossible, to achieve. Yet, facial asymmetries are commonly encountered by plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Here, we present a case of posttraumatic facial asymmetry successfully treated with a unique concept of facial flap repositioning. A 25-year-old male patient visited our department with severe posttraumatic facial asymmetry. There was deviated nasal bone and implant to the right, and the actual facial appearance asymmetry was much more severe compared to the computed tomography, generally shifted to the right...
December 2016: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912788/development-and-genetic-characterization-of-advanced-backcross-materials-and-an-introgression-line-population-of-solanum-incanum-in-a-s-melongena-background
#14
Pietro Gramazio, Jaime Prohens, Mariola Plazas, Giulio Mangino, Francisco J Herraiz, Santiago Vilanova
Advanced backcrosses (ABs) and introgression lines (ILs) of eggplant (Solanum melongena) can speed up genetics and genomics studies and breeding in this crop. We have developed the first full set of ABs and ILs in eggplant using Solanum incanum, a wild eggplant that has a relatively high tolerance to drought, as a donor parent. The development of these ABs and IL eggplant populations had a low efficiency in the early stages, because of the lack of molecular markers and genomic tools. However, this dramatically improved after performing genotyping-by-sequencing in the first round of selfing, followed by high-resolution-melting single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping in subsequent selection steps...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912627/il-25-could-be-involved-in-the-development-of-allergic-rhinitis-sensitized-to-house-dust-mite
#15
Dae Woo Kim, Dong-Kyu Kim, Kyoung Mi Eun, Jun-Sang Bae, Young-Jun Chung, Jun Xu, Yong Min Kim, Ji-Hun Mo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: When house dust mite (HDM), a common allergen, comes into the mucosal membrane, it may stimulate innate immunity. However, the precise role of interleukin- (IL-) 25 in the development of HDM-induced nasal allergic inflammation is still unclear. Therefore, we investigated the role of IL-25 in allergic rhinitis (AR) patients sensitized to HDM. METHODS: To confirm the production of IL-25 in human nasal epithelial cells (HNECs), we stimulated HNECs...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906145/protective-effect-of-rutin-against-brain-injury-induced-by-acrylamide-or-gamma-radiation-role-of-pi3k-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-nrf-2-signalling-pathway
#16
Noura M Thabet, Enas M Moustafa
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of rutin on PI3K/AKT-signalling in case of acrylamide or γ-radiation-induced neurotoxicity. To induce brain damage, animals were received acrylamide (25 mg/kg b.wt./orally/day) or 5 Gy of γ-radiation exposure accompanied with an administration of rutin (200 mg/kg b.wt./orally/day). Our data revealed that, compared to acrylamide or γ-radiation, rutin activated PI3K/AKT/GSK-3β/NRF-2-pathway through increased protein levels of p-PI3K, p-AKT and p-GSK-3β and up-regulated the expression of NRF-2...
September 14, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906038/%C3%AE-carotene-suppresses-porphyromonas-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide-mediated-cytokine-production-in-thp-1-monocytes-cultured-with-high-glucose-condition
#17
Yukari Kajiura, Yasufumi Nishikawa, Jung Hwan Lew, Jun-Ichi Kido, Toshihiko Nagata, Koji Naruishi
Periodontitis is associated with development of diabetes mellitus. Although lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), a major pathogen of periodontitis, may lead the progression of diabetes complications, the precise mechanisms are unclear. We, therefore, investigated the effects of β-carotene on production of Pg LPS-induced inflammatory cytokines in human monocytes cultured high glucose (HG) condition. THP-1 cells were cultured under 5.5 mM or 25 mM glucose conditions, and cells were stimulated with Pg LPS...
September 14, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906016/cxcl10-is-upregulated-in-synovium-and-cartilage-following-articular-fracture
#18
Bridgette D Furman, Collin L Kent, Janet L Huebner, Virginia B Kraus, Amy L McNulty, Farshid Guilak, Steven A Olson
The objective of this study was to investigate the expression of the chemokine CXCL10 and its role in joint tissues following articular fracture. We hypothesized that CXCL10 is upregulated following articular fracture and contributes to cartilage degradation associated with post-traumatic arthritis (PTA). To evaluate CXCL10 expression following articular fracture, gene expression was quantified in synovial tissue from knee joints of C57BL/6 mice that develop PTA following articular fracture, and MRL/MpJ mice that are protected from PTA...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904938/the-effects-of-pentoxifylline-on-serum-levels-of-interleukin-10-and-interferon-gamma-and-memory-function-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-rats
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Hamid Reza Dehghani Dolatabadi, Mohammad Reza Zarrindast, Parham Reisi, Mohammad Nasehi
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that pentoxifylline (PTX) in addition to protective effects on blood vessels probably has positive influence against the brain inflammation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of PTX on serum levels of interleukin 10 (IL-10) and interferon gamma (IFN-γ) and passive avoidance learning in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Inflammation was induced by intraperitoneal (i...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904916/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-psoriasis-and-levels-of-interleukin-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-in-psoriasis-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-indian-tertiary-care-hospital-study
#20
Surjit Singh, Sunil Dogra, Nusrat Shafiq, Anil Bhansali, Samir Malhotra
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory multisystem disease, found to be associated with metabolic syndrome (MS) and increased levels of cytokines. To evaluate the prevalence of MS in psoriasis and to determine the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in psoriasis patients with MS. METHODS: Observational study on 334 psoriasis patients and 230 controls. MS was diagnosed by the presence of three or more criteria of original, revised, and modified National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III)...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
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