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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529490/microgravity-induced-transcriptome-adaptation-in-mouse-paraspinal-longissimus-dorsi-muscle-highlights-insulin-resistance-linked-genes
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Guido Gambara, Michele Salanova, Stefano Ciciliot, Sandra Furlan, Martina Gutsmann, Gudrun Schiffl, Ute Ungethuem, Pompeo Volpe, Hanns-Christian Gunga, Dieter Blottner
Microgravity as well as chronic muscle disuse are two causes of low back pain originated at least in part from paraspinal muscle deconditioning. At present no study investigated the complexity of the molecular changes in human or mouse paraspinal muscles exposed to microgravity. The aim of this study was to evaluate longissimus dorsi adaptation to microgravity at both morphological and global gene expression level. C57BL/N6 male mice were flown aboard the BION-M1 biosatellite for 30 days (BF) or housed in a replicate flight habitat on ground (BG)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523792/the-impact-of-calcineurin-inhibitors-on-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-in-long-term-kidney-transplant-patients
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Inger Hjørdis Bleskestad, Inga Strand Thorsen, Grete Jonsson, Øyvind Skadberg, Lasse Gunnar Gøransson
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), a protein with bacteriostatic functions rapidly excreted from stimulated or damaged epithelial cells, is elevated in acute and chronic kidney disease. A calcineurin dependent signaling pathway for fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) has been revealed, but the effect of calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) on the levels of NGAL and markers of mineral metabolism in long-term kidney transplant patients has not been explored. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 39 patients who received a first kidney transplant more than 10 years ago were split into two groups based on whether (n=28) or not (n=11) they used CNIs...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522674/prognostic-value-of-urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-on-the-first-day-of-admission-for-adverse-events-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Yasuki Nakada, Rika Kawakami, Masaru Matsui, Tomoya Ueda, Tomoya Nakano, Akihiro Takitsume, Hitoshi Nakagawa, Taku Nishida, Kenji Onoue, Tsunenari Soeda, Satoshi Okayama, Makoto Watanabe, Hiroyuki Kawata, Hiroyuki Okura, Yoshihiko Saito
BACKGROUND: Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (U-NGAL) is an early predictor of acute kidney injury and adverse events in various diseases; however, in acute decompensated heart failure patients, its significance remains poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of U-NGAL on the first day of admission for the occurrence of acute kidney injury and long-term outcomes in acute decompensated heart failure patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 260 acute decompensated heart failure patients admitted to our department between 2011 and 2014 by measuring U-NGAL in 24-hour urine samples collected on the first day of admission...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505627/endothelial-damage-signals-refractory-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients
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Theis S Itenov, Jens-Ulrik Jensen, Sisse R Ostrowski, Pär I Johansson, Katrin M Thormar, Jens D Lundgren, Morten H Bestle
Critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) are heterogeneous on pathophysiology and prognosis. The role of endothelial damage in the pathogenesis of refractory AKI has not been clarified. The aim was to determine if biomarkers of endothelial damage, independently of the inflammatory insult on the kidney, can predict recovery of acute kidney injury. METHODS: From the "Procalcitonin And Survival Study" multicenter intensive care unit cohort, followed for 28 days after admission, we included patients without chronic kidney disease, who survived >24 h after admission and with plasma samples at admission available for biomarker analysis...
June 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504685/spleen-derived-lipocalin-2-in-the-portal-vein-regulates-kupffer-cells-activation-and-attenuates-the-development-of-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
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Tomonori Aoyama, Kyoko Kuwahara-Arai, Akira Uchiyama, Kazuyoshi Kon, Hironao Okubo, Shunhei Yamashina, Kenichi Ikejima, Shigehiro Kokubu, Akihisa Miyazaki, Sumio Watanabe
The liver has an immune tolerance against gut-derived products from the portal vein (PV). A disruption of the gut-liver axis leads to liver injury and fibrosis. The spleen is connected to the PV and regulates immune functions. However, possible splenic effects on liver fibrosis development are unclear. Lipocalin-2 (Lcn2) is an antimicrobial protein that regulates macrophage activation. To clarify the role of the spleen in liver fibrosis development, we induced liver fibrosis in mice after splenectomy, and investigated liver fibrosis development...
May 15, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498296/interleukin-22-prevents-microbial-dysbiosis-and-promotes-intestinal-barrier-regeneration-following-acute-injury
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Adam M Hammer, Niya L Morris, Abigail R Cannon, Omair M Khan, Robin C Gagnon, Nellie V Movtchan, Ilse van Langeveld, Xiaoling Li, Bin Gao, Mashkoor A Choudhry
Intestine barrier disruption and bacterial translocation can contribute to sepsis and multiple organ failure- leading causes of mortality in burn-injured patients. Additionally, findings suggest ethanol (alcohol) intoxication at the time of injury worsens symptoms associated with burn injury. We have previously shown that interleukin-22 (IL-22) protects from intestinal leakiness and prevents overgrowth of Gram-negative bacteria following ethanol and burn injury, but how IL-22 mediates these effects has not been established...
May 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485407/lipocalin-2-regulates-adult-neurogenesis-and-contextual-discriminative-behaviours
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A C Ferreira, T Santos, B Sampaio-Marques, A Novais, S D Mesquita, P Ludovico, L Bernardino, M Correia-Neves, N Sousa, J A Palha, J C Sousa, F Marques
In the adult mammalian brain, newborn granule cells are continuously integrated into hippocampal circuits, and the fine-tuning of this process is important for hippocampal function. Thus, the identification of factors that control adult neural stem cells (NSCs) maintenance, differentiation and integration is essential. Here we show that the deletion of the iron trafficking protein lipocalin-2 (LCN2) induces deficits in NSCs proliferation and commitment, with impact on the hippocampal-dependent contextual fear discriminative task...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482803/serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-levels-predict-the-neurological-outcomes-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-victims
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Tadashi Kaneko, Motoki Fujita, Yasuaki Ogino, Takahiro Yamamoto, Ryosuke Tsuruta, Shunji Kasaoka
BACKGROUND: Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a well-known biomarker of acute kidney injury. Serum NGAL was recently proposed as a potential predictor of mortality in post cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, the potential predictive value of NGAL for neurological outcomes is unknown. Therefore, we assessed the potential predictive value of NGAL for neurological outcomes after OHCA. We also compared its predictive value with that of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) as an established biomarker...
May 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469399/a-novel-biomarker-panel-to-identify-steroid-resistance-in-childhood-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Michael R Bennett, LaTawnya Pleasant, Christopher Haffner, Qing Ma, Wendy D Haffey, Jun Ying, Michael Wagner, Kenneth D Greis, Prasad Devarajan
Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the most common glomerular disorder of childhood. Response to initial treatment with corticosteroids is an indicator of prognosis, as resistant patients often present more progressive disease. In this cross-sectional pilot study, we set out to discover a panel of noninvasive biomarkers that could distinguish steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) from steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS). Information gleaned from such a panel could yield more individualized treatment plans and prevent unnecessary steroid exposure in patients unlikely to respond...
2017: Biomarker Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466691/salt-selection-matters-differential-renal-toxicity-with-mdv1634-maleate-versus-mdv1634-2hcl
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Mausumee Guha, Linh Nguyen, Florence Poitout-Belissent, Agathe Bedard, Kavita Raman
Salt forms of pharmaceutical compounds can have unique pharmacokinetic and toxicity properties. MDV1634 was evaluated for neurology indication and also demonstrated blood pressure (BP)-lowering effects in nonclinical studies. During the chemistry manufacturing campaign, 2 salt forms, dihydrochloride (2HCl) and maleate (MAL), which improved chemical stability and water solubility of the free base were identified. MDV1634.MAL showed better chemical attributes and was evaluated in toxicology studies for further development...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460673/proteomic-characterization-of-canine-seminal-plasma
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Annice Aquino-Cortez, Breno Queiroz Pinheiro, David Baruc Cruvinel Lima, Herlon Victor Rodrigues Silva, Antônio Cavalcante Mota-Filho, Jorge André Matias Martins, Paula Rodriguez-Villamil, Arlindo Alencar Moura, Lúcia Daniel Machado Silva
The present study was conducted to identify the major proteome of the sperm-rich fraction and prostatic fraction of canine seminal plasma. Three semen samples from four healthy dogs were obtained by digital manipulation. The pre-sperm fraction, sperm-rich fraction and prostatic fraction were separated from each ejaculate. Immediately after sperm analysis, a protease inhibitor was added to the sperm-rich fraction and prostatic fraction, and the fractions were separately centrifuged and frozen at -80 °C. The samples were thawed, re-centrifuged, and the total protein concentration was determined...
June 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454401/safety-and-effectiveness-of-localized-lung-resection-combined-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-stage-i-ii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Bing Zhu, Jianru Yang, Pei Zhang, Lin Shen, Xiaolong Li, Jing Li
This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of localized lung resection combined with neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of stage I-II non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 88 patients, who were admitted to our hospital for first diagnosis and treatment, were selected. The patients were divided into control group (n=40 cases) and observation group (n=48 cases) according to the last digit of the admission number. The control group was treated with minimally invasive localized lung resection by thoracoscope...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452097/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-accurately-predicts-renal-tubular-injury-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-administered-with-nucleos-t-ide-analogs
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Yao Zhang, Jing Li, Fahong Li, Xun Qi, Jiming Zhang
AIM: Little is currently known regarding the impact on tubular function in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) under long-term use of nucleos(t)ide analogs. Previous studies showed that neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) elevation was associated with renal tubular injury. We evaluated renal function markers and bone mineral density (BMD) in patients treated long-term with adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) or entecavir (ETV). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study,we enrolled 78 patients (ADV: 36, ETV: 42), and 21 patients matched for age, observation time, and baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from each group...
April 28, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449706/chemical-and-pathogen-induced-inflammation-disrupt-the-murine-intestinal-microbiome
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Mikayla A Borton, Anice Sabag-Daigle, Jikang Wu, Lindsey M Solden, Bridget S O'Banion, Rebecca A Daly, Richard A Wolfe, Juan F Gonzalez, Vicki H Wysocki, Brian M M Ahmer, Kelly C Wrighton
BACKGROUND: Salmonella is one of the most significant food-borne pathogens to affect humans and agriculture. While it is well documented that Salmonella infection triggers host inflammation, the impacts on the gut environment are largely unknown. A CBA/J mouse model was used to evaluate intestinal responses to Salmonella-induced inflammation. In parallel, we evaluated chemically induced inflammation by dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) and a non-inflammation control. We profiled gut microbial diversity by sequencing 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) genes from fecal and cecal samples...
April 27, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445245/ectopic-expression-of-innate-immune-protein-lipocalin-2-in-lactococcus-lactis-protects-against-gut-and-environmental-stressors
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Piu Saha, Benoit Chassaing, Beng San Yeoh, Emilie Viennois, Xia Xiao, Mary J Kennett, Vishal Singh, Matam Vijay-Kumar
BACKGROUND: Lipocalin-2 (Lcn2) is a multifunctional innate immune protein that exhibits antimicrobial activity by the sequestration of bacterial siderophores, regulates iron homeostasis, and augments cellular tolerance to oxidative stress. Studies in the murine model of colitis have demonstrated that Lcn2 deficiency exacerbates colitogenesis; however, the therapeutic potential of Lcn2 supplementation has yet to be elucidated. In light of its potential mucoprotective functions, we, herein, investigated whether expression of Lcn2 in the probiotic bacterium can be exploited to alleviate experimental colitis...
April 25, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445241/serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-a-diagnostic-marker-in-pediatric-sepsis
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Nagwan Yossery Saleh, Wafaa Moustafa M Abo El Fotoh, Mahmoud A El-Hawy
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the response of the body to infection injures its own tissues and organs. The early prediction of sepsis by current clinical and laboratory methods remains inadequate. Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin level is increased in sepsis irrespective of renal dysfunction. Therefore, we aimed to correlate the serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin value determined at admission with clinical progression and severity of disease in critically ill children and to declare its role as a potential diagnostic and prognostic marker for sepsis in critically ill children in the emergency department...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443127/transcriptome-analysis-of-a-female-sterile-mutant-fsm-in-chinese-cabbage-brassica-campestris-ssp-pekinensis
#17
Shengnan Huang, Zhiyong Liu, Chengyu Li, Runpeng Yao, Danyang Li, Li Hou, Xiang Li, Wenjie Liu, Hui Feng
Female-sterile mutants are ideal materials for studying pistil development in plants. Here, we identified a female-sterile mutant fsm in Chinese cabbage. This mutant, which exhibited stable inheritance, was derived from Chinese cabbage DH line 'FT' using a combination of isolated microspore culture and ethyl methanesulfonate mutagenesis. Compared with the wild-type line 'FT,' the fsm plants exhibited pistil abortion, and floral organs were also relatively smaller. Genetic analysis indicated that the phenotype of fsm is controlled by a single recessive nuclear gene...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442951/renal-water-conservation-determines-the-increase-in-body-weight-after-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Robert G Hahn
BACKGROUND: The present study was undertaken to identify factors that correlate with the gain in body weight after surgery. METHODS: Twenty-one patients (median age of 49 years) were randomized to receive either Ringer × s acetate or 6% dextran 70 as their first infusion fluid during cholecystectomy or hysterectomy. Each patient's body weight was measured before the surgery and on the first postoperative morning. Blood and urine samples were analyzed for signs of stress, inflammation, and kidney injury...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439422/anti-aging-effect-and-gene-expression-profiling-of-dung-beetle-glycosaminoglycan-in-aged-rats
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Mi Young Ahn, Ban Ji Kim, Ha Jeong Kim, Jae Sam Hwang, Yi-Sook Jung, Kun-Koo Park
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the anti-aging effect of a newly prepared insect-derived compound, dung beetle glycosaminoglycan (GAG), given intraperitoneally to old SD rats as part of their diet for 1 month. Insect GAG administration was found to be related to a reduction in oxidative damage, hepato-cellular biomarker levels, protein carbonyl content, and malondialdehyde concentration. The anti-aging-related molecular genetic mechanisms of dung beetle GAG are not yet fully elucidated...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432145/bacterial-siderophores-hijack-neutrophil-functions
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Piu Saha, Beng San Yeoh, Rodrigo A Olvera, Xia Xiao, Vishal Singh, Deepika Awasthi, Bhagawat C Subramanian, Qiuyan Chen, Madhu Dikshit, Yanming Wang, Carole A Parent, Matam Vijay-Kumar
Neutrophils are the primary immune cells that respond to inflammation and combat microbial transgression. To thrive, the bacteria residing in their mammalian host have to withstand the antibactericidal responses of neutrophils. We report that enterobactin (Ent), a catecholate siderophore expressed by Escherichia coli, inhibited PMA-induced generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in mouse and human neutrophils. Ent also impaired the degranulation of primary granules and inhibited phagocytosis and bactericidal activity of neutrophils, without affecting their migration and chemotaxis...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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