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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214071/lipocalin-2-a-master-mediator-of-intestinal-and-metabolic-inflammation
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Alexander R Moschen, Timon E Adolph, Romana R Gerner, Verena Wieser, Herbert Tilg
Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), also known as neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), is released by various cell types and is an attractive biomarker of inflammation, ischemia, infection, and kidney damage. Both intestinal and metabolic inflammation, as observed in obesity and related disorders, are associated with increased LCN2 synthesis. While LCN2 in the intestinal tract regulates the composition of the gut microbiota and shows anti-inflammatory activities, it also exhibits proinflammatory activities in other experimental settings...
February 14, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212715/novel-biomarkers-of-heart-failure
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A Savic-Radojevic, M Pljesa-Ercegovac, M Matic, D Simic, S Radovanovic, T Simic
Although substantial improvements have been made in majority of cardiac disorders, heart failure (HF) remains a major health problem, with both increasing incidence and prevalence over the past decades. For that reason, the number of potential biomarkers that could contribute to diagnosis and treatment of HF patients is, almost exponentially, increasing over the recent years. The biomarkers that are, at the moment, more or less ready for use in everyday clinical practice, reflect different pathophysiological processes present in HF...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193238/transient-ikk2-activation-in-astrocytes-initiates-selective-non-cell-autonomous-neurodegeneration
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Michael Lattke, Stephanie N Reichel, Alexander Magnutzki, Alireza Abaei, Volker Rasche, Paul Walther, Dinis P Calado, Boris Ferger, Thomas Wirth, Bernd Baumann
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation is associated with a wide range of neurodegenerative disorders, however the specific contribution to individual disease pathogenesis and selective neuronal cell death is not well understood. Inflammatory cerebellar ataxias are neurodegenerative diseases occurring in various autoimmune/inflammatory conditions, e.g. paraneoplastic syndromes. However, how inflammatory insults can cause selective cerebellar neurodegeneration in the context of these diseases remains open, and appropriate animal models are lacking...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185846/corticoids-synergize-with-il-1-in-the-induction-of-lcn2
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J Conde, V Lazzaro, M Scotece, V Abella, R Villar, V López, M Á Gonzalez-Gay, J Pino, R Gómez, A Mera, O Gualillo
OBJECTIVE: Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) is an adipokine that was first identified in neutrophil granules. In the last years it was recognized as a factor that could impair chondrocyte phenotype, cartilage homeostasis as well as growth plate development. Both pro-inflammatory cytokines and glucocorticoids (GCs) modulate LCN2 expression. Actually, GCs were found to be LCN2 inducers, suggesting that part of the negative actions exerted by these anti-inflammatory drugs at cartilage level could be mediated by this adipokine...
February 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182694/insulin-treatment-prevents-wounding-associated-changes-in-tissue-and-circulating-neutrophil-mmp-9-and-ngal-in-diabetic-rats
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Maryam Abdollahi, Taria Shin Yi Ng, Alireza Rezaeizadeh, Sarah Aamidor, Stephen M Twigg, Danqing Min, Susan V McLennan
Neutrophils are important for wound repair, but their persistence can impair the healing process. Neutrophils express matrix metalloproteinases including MMP-9 and its regulator neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL). Whether wounding affects neutrophil MMP-9 and NGAL in diabetic animals is not known. Skin wound tissue MMP-9 and NGAL was examined by qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry in control, diabetic and insulin treated diabetic rats. The temporal expression of MMP-9 and NGAL mRNA, MMP-9 activity and the NGAL/MMP-9 complex was also investigated in an implant model and their circulating neutrophils...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182042/biomarker-response-to-contrast-administration-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients-following-coronary-angiography
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V L Ashalatha, A R Bitla, V S Kumar, D Rajasekhar, M M Suchitra, A Y Lakshmi, P V L N S Rao
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and cystatin C represent early renal injury markers for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). Baseline parameters such as type and quantity of contrast, patient preparation, renal function status, and diabetes mellitus (DM) are known to affect the response of the kidney to contrast-induced injury. This study was taken up to know the biomarker response to contrast administration in 58 diabetic and 59 nondiabetic male patients with same baseline parameters and baseline serum creatinine <1...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171854/short-term-non-steroid-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-in-spondyloarthritis-patients-induces-subclinical-acute-kidney-injury-biomarkers-study
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Anuj Shukla, Mohit Kumar Rai, Narayan Prasad, Vikas Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) usage is associated with kidney injury. Rise in serum creatinine (sCr) often represents irreversible process. Thus to assess the early effects of regular NSAID use, we studied sensitive serum and urine biomarkers of kidney injury. METHODS: In a protocol-based intervention study, 103 subjects were enrolled in 3 mutually exclusive groups. Group 1 included 37 healthy controls having minimal baseline NSAID exposure as per a definition, and group 2 had 41 spondyloarthritis (SpA) patients on regular NSAID therapy for >3 months...
February 8, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164508/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-does-not-distinguish-acute-rejection-from-other-causes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients
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Tomas Seeman, Karel Vondrak, Jiri Dusek, Nadezda Simankova, Jakub Zieg, Jaromir Hacek, Maria Chadimova, Bruno Sopko, Magdalena Fortova
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective single center study was to investigate the ability of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) to distinguish acute rejection from other causes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in children after renal transplantation. METHODS: Fifteen children fulfilled the inclusion criteria (acute kidney injury (AKI) with allograft biopsy, at least 21 days after renal transplantation, no sepsis) during 2013 - 2014 in our pediatric transplantation center...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162996/identification-of-bone-marrow-derived-soluble-factors-regulating-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-bone-regeneration
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Tsung-Lin Tsai, Wan-Ju Li
Maintaining properties of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in culture for regenerative applications remains a great challenge. An emerging approach of constructing a culture environment mimicking the bone marrow niche to regulate BMSC activities has been developed. In this study, we have demonstrated a systematic approach to identify soluble factors of interest extracted from human bone marrow and used them in BMSC culture for tissue regeneration. We have found that lipocalin-2 and prolactin are key factors in bone marrow, involved in regulating BMSC activities...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144124/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-levels-during-pneumoperitoneum
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Mine Kiseli, Gamze Sinem Caglar, Hakan Yilmaz, Asli Yarci Gursoy, Tuba Candar, Emre Goksan Pabuccu, Zuleyha Kazak Bengisun, Filiz Tuzuner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A temporary deterioration in renal function during pneumoperitoneum has been reported, but the extent is not known. A new marker for the early detection of renal injury, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), has been shown to increase in various conditions that affect renal function. This study was conducted to explore detrimental effects of pneumoperitoneum in laparoscopic surgery on renal function by studying levels of urinary NGAL (uNGAL). METHODS: Thirty-two women scheduled to undergo laparoscopic surgery in a gynecology clinic were recruited...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133864/urinary-levels-of-novel-kidney-biomarkers-and-risk-of-true-worsening-renal-function-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Mateusz Sokolski, Robert Zymliński, Jan Biegus, Paweł Siwołowski, Sylwia Nawrocka-Millward, John Todd, Malli Rama Yerramilli, Joel Estis, Ewa Anita Jankowska, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski
AIMS: Recent studies indicate the need to redefine worsening renal function (WRF) in acute heart failure (AHF), linking a rise in creatinine with clinical status to identify patients who develop 'true WRF'. We evaluated the usefulness of serial assessment of urinary levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL), kidney injury molecule-1 (uKIM-1), and cystatin C (uCysC) for prediction of 'true WRF'. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 132 patients with AHF, uNGAL, uKIM-1, and uCysC were measured using a highly sensitive immunoassay based on a single-molecule counting technology (Singulex, Alameda, CA, USA) at baseline, day 2, and day 3...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131602/correlation-of-impedance-threshold-device-use-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-with-post-cardiac-arrest-acute-kidney-injury
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Panagiota Niforopoulou, Nicoletta Iacovidou, Pavlos Lelovas, George Karlis, Αpostolos Papalois, Spyros Siakavellas, Vasileios Spapis, George Kaparos, Ioanna Siafaka, Theodoros Xanthos
PURPOSE: To assess whether use of Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) reduces the degree of post-cardiac arrest Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), as a result of improved hemodynamics, in a porcine model of ventricular fibrillation (VF) cardiac arrest. METHODS: After 8 min of untreated cardiac arrest, the animals were resuscitated either with active compression-decompression (ACD) CPR plus a sham ITD (control group, n=8) or with ACD-CPR plus an active ITD (ITD group, n=8)...
January 23, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130688/akipredictor-an-online-prognostic-calculator-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-adult-critically-ill-patients-development-validation-and-comparison-to-serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin
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Marine Flechet, Fabian Güiza, Miet Schetz, Pieter Wouters, Ilse Vanhorebeek, Inge Derese, Jan Gunst, Isabel Spriet, Michaël Casaer, Greet Van den Berghe, Geert Meyfroidt
PURPOSE: Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a major challenge. We developed and validated AKI prediction models in adult ICU patients and made these models available via an online prognostic calculator. We compared predictive performance against serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels at ICU admission. METHODS: Analysis of the large multicenter EPaNIC database. Model development (n = 2123) and validation (n = 2367) were based on clinical information available (1) before and (2) upon ICU admission, (3) after 1 day in ICU and (4) including additional monitoring data from the first 24 h...
January 27, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124458/hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-associates-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-liver-transplantation-prospective-cohort-study
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Ina Jochmans, Nicolas Meurisse, Arne Neirynck, Marleen Verhaegen, Diethard Monbaliu, Jacques Pirenne
: Solid clinical prospective studies investigating the association between hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury and acute kidney injury after liver transplantation are missing. Hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury -reflected by transaminase release- induces acute kidney injury in rodents and retrospective studies suggest a similar association in man. This prospective cohort study determined risk factors for acute kidney injury in 80 adult liver-only recipients. Acute kidney injury -defined by RIFLE-criteria- developed in 21 (26%) recipients at 12 hours postreperfusion [inter quartile range: 6 hours-postoperative day 1]; 13 progressed from "Risk" to "Injury"; 5 to "Failure"...
January 25, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116808/lipocalin-2-expression-and-serum-levels-as-early-predictors-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-obese-women
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Nearmeen M Rashad, Amal S El-Shal, Rasha L Etewa, Fady M Wadea
Obesity and diabetes are increasing in epidemic proportions globally. Lipocalin-2 (LCN-2) is an inflammatory adipocytokine and obesity-related marker of low-grade inflammation. We aimed to investigate, for first time, the possible role of LCN-2 expression and serum levels in prediction of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among obese Egyptian women. This study included 188 obese women and 180 controls. Obese women were subdivided into three subgroups according to their fasting blood glucose, normal glucose tolerance (NGT), IGT and T2DM...
February 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116659/effect-of-rhizoma-polygoni-cuspidati-and-ramulus-cinnamomi-compatibility-on-uric-acid-metabolism-and-urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-and-kidney-injury-molecule-1-in-rats-with-hyperuricemia
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Bin Han, Chun-Xia Zhu, Wan Shi, Hui-Zhu Huang, Xu-Guang Hu, Xiao-Ming Zhou, Ming Lei, Zhong Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati and Ramulus Cinnamomi compatibility (PR) on uric acid metabolism and the expression of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) in rats with hyperuricemia. METHODS: Seventy male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into 7 groups with 10 rats per group, including the normal group, model group, allopurinol group, benzbromarone group and PR groups at 3 doses (3...
January 24, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106649/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-biomarker-and-urinary-tract-infections-a-diagnostic-case-control-study-nuti-study
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Jameca Renee Price, Larissa Guran, Jeong Youn Lim, Christina J Megli, Amanda L Clark, Sharon Renee Edwards, Mary Anna Denman, W Thomas Gregory
OBJECTIVES: Acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) in women is often treated based on symptoms alone. Urinary tract infection symptoms are highly sensitive but lack specificity and result in overuse of antibiotics. We sought to determine if urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) levels in urine can accurately discriminate between UTI and healthy women. METHODS: We recruited adult women aged 18 to 85 years presenting in the ambulatory setting from November 2014 to January 2016...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106227/can-ngal-be-employed-as-prognostic-and-diagnostic-biomarker-in-human-cancers-a-systematic-review-of-current-evidence
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Laura Roli, Valentina Pecoraro, Tommaso Trenti
BACKGROUND: Some studies have reported differentially altered neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels in several malignancies. We evaluated NGAL measured in plasma or urine as both prognostic and diagnostic marker for different types of human tumors. METHODS: We performed systematic electronic searches in Medline, Embase and CRDTAS. Studies were included if they evaluated NGAL as a prognostic or diagnostic marker for human cancers. The selection of the studies, screening of the full texts and data extraction were conducted independently by 2 authors...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105101/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-is-an-early-predictor-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-premature-infants
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Ryota Kuribayashi, Hiroshi Suzumura, Toshimi Sairenchi, Yoshiyuki Watabe, Yayoi Tsuboi, George Imataka, Hidemitsu Kurosawa, Osamu Arisaka
Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) is produced in response to tubular epithelial injury and is a biomarker of tubulointerstitial injury. The aim of the present study was to examine whether acute kidney injury (AKI) could be predicted by measuring uNGAL in very low-birth weight (VLBW) infants. Forty VLBW infants with birthweight below 1,500 g were enrolled in the present study. uNGAL and serum creatinine (sCre) were measured daily from postnatal days 0 to 8. Infants with sCre ≥1.2 mg/dl were diagnosed with AKI...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101752/the-impact-of-hydrocortisone-treatment-on-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-release-in-porcine-endotoxemic-shock
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E Söderberg, M Eriksson, A Larsson, M Lipcsey
BACKGROUND: A key feature of sepsis is systemic inflammatory activation that could be counteracted by steroids. In this experimental model of systemic inflammation, we sought to investigate whether septic neutrophil activation, evaluated by the plasma levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated protein (NGAL), is modulated by the timing of hydrocortisone treatment. METHODS: Sixteen anesthetized pigs were allocated to one of four equally sized groups. Three of these groups received endotoxin at 2 μg × kg(-1) × h(-1) for 6 h so as to induce endotoxemic shock...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
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