Read by QxMD icon Read


Dongxiao Jiang, Weiping Ju, Xijun Wu, Xia Zhan
BACKGROUND: To date, although great effort has been made to identify biomarkers of multiple sclerosis (MS), it remains unclear whether lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) can be used as a biomarker for MS. METHODS: This study compared the LPA levels in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients with MS in relapse versus in remission and investigated the change in LPA levels in MS patients in relapse after treatment. Forty-one patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) (21 patients in relapse and 20 patients in remission) and 21 patients with non-inflammatory, non-vascular neurological diseases as controls were included in this study...
March 20, 2018: Neurological Research
Seon-Ung Hwang, Kyu-Jun Kim, Eunhye Kim, Junchul David Yoon, Kyu Mi Park, Minghui Jin, Yongquan Han, Mirae Kim, Gabsang Lee, Sang-Hwan Hyun
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a phospholipid-derived signaling molecule with biological activities, such as stimulating cell proliferation, differentiation and migration. In the present study, we examined the effect of LPA on porcine oocytes during in vitro maturation (IVM) and subsequent embryonic development following parthenogenetic activation (PA) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). During IVM, the maturation medium was supplemented with various concentrations of LPA (0, 10, 30, and 60 μM). After 42 h of IVM, the 30 μM LPA-treated group showed a significant (P <0...
March 2, 2018: Theriogenology
Yu-Ting Bai, Rong Chang, Hua Wang, Feng-Jun Xiao, Ri-Li Ge, Li-Sheng Wang
Ferroptosis is an iron- and oxidative-dependent form of regulated cell death and may play important roles in maintaining myocardium homeostasis and pathology of cardiovascular diseases. Currently, the regulatory roles of lipid signals in regulating cardiomyocytes ferroptosis has not been explored. In this study, we show that ENPP2, as a lipid kinase involved in lipid metabolism, protects against erastin-induced ferroptosis in cardiomyocytes. The classical ferroptosis inducer erastin remarkably inhibits the growth which could be rescued by the small molecule Fer-1 in H9c2 cells...
March 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Ryunosuke Ohkawa, Makoto Kurano, Noboru Sakai, Tatsuya Kishimoto, Takahiro Nojiri, Koji Igarashi, Shigemi Hosogaya, Yukio Ozaki, Tomotaka Dohi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida, Junken Aoki, Shigeo Okubo, Hitoshi Ikeda, Minoru Tozuka, Yutaka Yatomi
Blood choline has been proposed as a predictor of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), however different testing procedures might affect the choline concentration because the lysophospholipase D activity of autotaxin (ATX) can convert lysophosphatidylcholine to lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and choline in human blood. Although the influences of ATX on LPA levels are well known in vivo and in vitro, those on choline have not been elucidated. Therefore, we established suitable sampling conditions and evaluated the usefulness of plasma choline concentrations as a biomarker for ACS...
March 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Matthew G K Benesch, Iain T K MacIntyre, Todd P W McMullen, David N Brindley
A quarter-century after the discovery of autotaxin in cell culture, the autotaxin-lysophosphatidate (LPA)-lipid phosphate phosphatase axis is now a promising clinical target for treating chronic inflammatory conditions, mitigating fibrosis progression, and improving the efficacy of existing cancer chemotherapies and radiotherapy. Nearly half of the literature on this axis has been published during the last five years. In cancer biology, LPA signaling is increasingly being recognized as a central mediator of the progression of chronic inflammation in the establishment of a tumor microenvironment which promotes cancer growth, immune evasion, metastasis, and treatment resistance...
March 15, 2018: Cancers
Scott E Crouter, Jennifer Flynn Oody, David R Bassett
This study developed and validated a vector magnitude (VM) two-regression model (2RM) for use with an ankle-worn ActiGraph accelerometer. For model development, 181 youth (mean ± SD; age, 12.0 ± 1.5 yr) completed 30 min of supine rest and 2-7 structured activities. For cross-validation, 42 youth (age, 12.6 ± 0.8 yr) completed approximately 2 hr of unstructured physical activity (PA). PA data were collected using an ActiGraph accelerometer, (non-dominant ankle) and the VM was expressed as counts/5-s...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
Danyun Wang, Ning Yan, Xudong Yang, Yuan Ge, Dedong Xu, Guangyuan Shao, Zhongmin Peng
Objective: To investigate the correlation between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and the histologic subtypes features or computed tomography (CT) findings in patients with resected pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 153 patients underwent surgical resected pulmonary adenocarcinoma. EGFR mutations were detected using the amplification refractory mutation system. Histologic subtype was classified according to the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society pulmonary adenocarcinoma classification...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Nontuthuko E Maningi, Luke T Daum, John D Rodriguez, Halima M Said, Remco P H Peters, John Osei Sekyere, Gerald W Fischer, James P Chambers, P Bernard Fourie
Modern advances in genomics provide an opportunity to re-interpret historical bacterial culture collections. In this study, genotypic antibiotic resistance profiles of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from an historical 20-year-old multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) culture collection in South Africa are described. DNA samples extracted from the phenotypically MDR-TB isolates (n=240) were assayed by Hain line probe assay (LPA) for the confirmation of MDR-TB and by Illumina Miseq whole genome sequencing (WGS) for the characterization of mutations in eight genes ( rpo B, kat G, inh A, rps L, pnc A, emb B, gyr A and rrs ) that are known to code for resistance to commonly used anti-TB agents...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Di-Li-Da-Er Mu-Han-Ha-Li, Tian-Yu Zhai, Yan Ling, Xin Gao
The connection between lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels and the risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes remains poorly understood. Lp(a) is encoded by the LPA gene, and evidence suggests that the kringle IV type 2 (KIV-2) variant is particularly important to Lp(a) isoform size. A large isoform size, represented as a high number of KIV-2 repeats in LPA, is associated with low serum Lp(a) concentrations and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. We investigated the associations among Lp(a) concentrations, LPA KIV-2 repeats, and type 2 diabetes in a Chinese population of 1,863 consecutive patients with very high cardiovascular risk, as identified by coronary angiography...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
Machiko Watanabe, Chisato Yamada, Yoshinori Komagata, Hirotoshi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Hosono, Fumio Itagaki
Background: Patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) typically present clinically with xerostomia (dry mouth) because of progressive damage to the exocrine glands. We developed a new, low-dose pilocarpine/sodium alginate (LPA) solution with pilocarpine hydrochloride to inhibit systemic adverse effects by administering via the oral mucosa. The purpose of this study was to assess its stability, safety, and efficacy. Methods: The pilocarpine concentration in an LPA liquid formulation was measured 3, 7, 14, and 28 days after preparation to assess its stability...
2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
Emilie Beaufils, Johnny Vercouillie, Emilie Vierron, Jean-Philippe Cottier, Vincent Camus, Karl Mondon, Denis Guilloteau, Caroline Hommet, Maria Joao Ribeiro
PURPOSE: Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a neurological syndrome in which language functions become progressively impaired with relative sparing of memory and other instrumental functions. The pathologic causes of PPA are heterogeneous, but studies suggest that logopenic PPA (LPA) is underpinned by Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology in a high proportion of cases. The purposes of this descriptive and retrospective study were to characterize F-florbetapir PET imaging in a group of patients with a clinical syndrome of PPA, to determine the value of clinical characterization based on language phenotype in predicting the underlying pathology of PPA with F-florbetapir, and to quantify amyloid load in PPA subjects classified as "positive" F-florbetapir scans...
April 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Sun Ha Jee, Minjoo Kim, Minkyung Kim, Hye Jin Yoo, Hyungyoon Kim, Keum Ji Jung, Seri Hong, Jong Ho Lee
In the prospective Korean Cancer Prevention Study-II (KCPS-II), we investigated the application of metabolomics to differentiate subjects with incident hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC group) from subjects who remained free of cancer (control group) during a mean follow-up period of 7 years with the aim of identifying valuable metabolic biomarkers for HCC. We used baseline serum samples from 75 subjects with incident HCC and 134 age- and gender-matched cancer-free subjects. Serum metabolic profiles associated with HCC incidence were investigated via metabolomics analysis...
March 2, 2018: Cancer Prevention Research
Erik J Groessl, Theodore G Ganiats, Naomi Hillery, Andre Trollip, Roberta L Jackson, Donald G Catanzaro, Timothy C Rodwell, Richard S Garfein, Camilla Rodrigues, Valeriu Crudu, Thomas C Victor, Antonino Catanzaro
BACKGROUND: Growth-based drug susceptibility testing (DST) is the reference standard for diagnosing drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), but standard time to result (TTR) is typically ≥ 3 weeks. Rapid tests can reduce that TTR to days or hours, but accuracy may be lowered. In addition to the TTR and test accuracy, the cost of a diagnostic test may affect whether it is adopted in clinical settings. We examine the cost-effectiveness of rapid diagnostics for extremely drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) in three different high-prevalence settings...
March 2, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Tatiane Assone, Tatiana M Kanashiro, Maira P M Baldassin, Arthur Paiva, Michel Haziot, Jerusa Smid, Augusto Penalva de Oliveira, Luiz Augusto M Fonseca, Philip J Norris, Jorge Casseb
BACKGROUND: Infection with HTLV-1 can be associated with myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) and other inflammatory diseases. Lymphocytes from about half of HTLV-1-infected subjects spontaneously proliferate in vitro, and how this phenomenon relates to symptomatic disease and viral burden is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate T-cell proliferation in vitro among patients co-infected with HTLV-1/HCV/HIV-1. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 610 HTLV-infected patients of the HTLV outpatient clinic from Institute of Infectious Diseases "Emilio Ribas" in São Paulo, 273 agreed to participate: 72 had HAM/TSP (excluded from this analysis) and 201 were asymptomatic, a classification performed during a regular neurological appointment...
February 27, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Hiroyuki Umegaki, Taeko Makino, Kazuki Uemura, Hiroyuki Shimada, Xian W Cheng, Masafumi Kuzuya
AIM: Physical activity (PA) and cognition have reportedly been associated with each other. However, it remains to be elucidated what intensities of PA are most strongly associated with cognition. In the current study, we aimed to determine the association between the intensities of objectively measured PA and cognitive function. METHODS: The present study was a cross-sectional analysis of the data obtained at registration in a randomized control trial in Toyota, Japan...
February 28, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
Amanda Santos, Sandra Silva-Santos, Michael Duncan, Maria João Lagoa, Susana Vale, Jorge Mota
PURPOSES: To examine the association between sedentary time (ST) and light physical activity (LPA), moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA), and body mass index (BMI), and to track these behaviors over a 3-year follow-up in young schoolchildren. METHODS: The final sample was 64 children (female: n = 36 or 56.3%), enrolled in schools in Porto, Portugal. Height and mass of children were measured by standard methods, and BMI was then calculated...
February 27, 2018: Pediatric Exercise Science
David Ladrón de Guevara-Miranda, Román Darío Moreno-Fernández, Sara Gil-Rodríguez, Cristina Rosell-Valle, Guillermo Estivill-Torrús, Antonia Serrano, Francisco J Pavón, Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca, Luis J Santín, Estela Castilla-Ortega
Erasing memories of cocaine-stimuli associations might have important clinical implications for addiction therapy. Stimulating hippocampal plasticity by enhancing adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN) is a promising strategy because the addition of new neurons may not only facilitate new learning but also modify previous connections and weaken retrograde memories. To investigate whether increasing AHN prompted the forgetting of previous contextual cocaine associations, mice trained in a cocaine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm were administered chronic intracerebroventricular infusions of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA, an endogenous lysophospholipid with pro-neurogenic actions), ki16425 (an LPA1/3 receptor antagonist) or a vehicle solution, and they were tested 23 days later for CPP retention and extinction...
February 26, 2018: Addiction Biology
Xueqian Wang, Haitao Hou, Kaida Song, Zhiqiang Zhang, Shuqiang Zhang, Ying Cao, Liming Chen, Qing Sang, Fang Lin, Hui Xu
LPA signaling plays important roles during cell migration and proliferation in normal and pathological conditions. However, its role during sensory organ development remains unknown. Here we show a LPA receptor Lpar2b is expressed in the posterior lateral line primordium (pLLP) and mechanosensory organs called neuromasts (NMs) in zebrafish embryos. Lpar2b loss-of-function significantly reduces the number of NMs and hair cells in the posterior lateral line (pLL). Further analysis reveals that Lpar2b regulates the patterning and tissue size of the pLLP...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
John Marsden, Camille Goetz, Tim Meynen, Luke Mitcheson, Garry Stillwell, Brian Eastwood, John Strang, Nick Grey
BACKGROUND: Cocaine use disorder (CUD) is a debilitating condition with no NICE-recommended medication or specific psychosocial interventions. In the United Kingdom (UK), general counselling (treatment-as-usual; TAU) is widely delivered, but has limited effectiveness. We tested the feasibility, safety and preliminary efficacy of a novel, adjunctive psychosocial intervention for CUD, called 'memory-focused cognitive therapy' (MFCT). METHODS: We did a two-arm, external pilot randomised controlled trial at a specialist community National Health Service addictions clinic in London, UK...
February 2, 2018: EBioMedicine
Emily G Simpson, Anna Vannucci, Christine McCauley Ohannessian
This study aimed to characterize adolescent family functioning typologies using latent profile analysis (LPA). A secondary aim was to examine profile associations with adolescent internalizing symptoms at one-year follow-up. Students (N = 1029; 53% female; mean age = 16.14, SD = .75 years) completed measures of family functioning, anxiety, and depressive symptoms at two time points. LPA was conducted to characterize family functioning typologies at Time 1, revealing five profiles: 1) Low Family Functioning, 2) Only Close to Father, 3) Average Family Functioning, 4) Only Close to Mother, and 5) High Family Functioning...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Adolescence
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"