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Peng Zhang, Liang Wang, Sheng Wang, Binchen Shan, Zhiqiang Zhou, Hui Zhang, Fan Yang, Xiao Wang, Ye Yuan, Youjia Xu
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a global health issue. Although a lack of estrogen is considered the major reason for postmenopausal osteoporosis, other factors might also contribute the etiology of the disease. In previous reports, we and others proposed that iron accumulation after menopause accelerates osteoporosis, and here we genetically modified the expression of an endogenous hormone, hepcidin, to modulate iron status in a mouse model. Our results show that hepcidin levels negatively correlate with bone loss in both knockout and overexpression (with ovariectomy) murine models...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
Khuloud Bajbouj, Jasmin Shafarin, Mawieh Hamad
Mounting evidence suggest that iron overload enhances cancer growth and metastasis; hence, iron chelation is being increasingly used as part of the treatment regimen in patients with cancer. Now whether iron chelation depletes intracellular iron and/or disrupts intracellular iron homeostasis is yet to be fully addressed. MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells treated with increasing concentrations of the iron chelator deferoxamine were assessed for intracellular iron status, the expression of key proteins involved in iron metabolism, cell viability, growth potential, and apoptosis at different time points following treatment...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
Antonio Layoun, Macha Samba-Mondonga, Gabriela Fragoso, Annie Calvé, Manuela M Santos
Iron homeostasis is tightly regulated to provide virtually all cells in the body, particularly red blood cells, with this essential element while defending against its toxicity. The peptide hormone hepcidin is central to the control of the amount of iron absorbed from the diet and iron recycling from macrophages. Previously, we have shown that hepcidin induction in macrophages following Toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation depends on the presence of myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88). In this study, we analyzed the regulation of iron metabolism in MyD88 -/- mice to further investigate MyD88 involvement in iron sensing and hepcidin induction...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Szu-Ta Chen, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Chuan-Chun Li, Shing-Hwa Liu
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with iron deficiency (ID) in children. Inflammatory cytokine reactions could influence the consequences of H. pylori infection. Hepcidin is an important regulator in iron homeostasis and could be induced by chronic inflammation. The relationship between hepcidin and cytokine levels in children infected with H. pylori remains controversial. METHODS: Based on serology testing for anti-H. pylori IgG, participants (43 seropositive and 43 seronegative) aged 10-18 years were enrolled...
February 9, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Ajibola I Abioye, Sangshin Park, Kelsey Ripp, Emily A McDonald, Jonathan D Kurtis, Hannah Wu, Sunthorn Pond-Tor, Surendra Sharma, Jan Ernerudh, Palmera Baltazar, Luz P Acosta, Remigio M Olveda, Veronica Tallo, Jennifer F Friedman
Background: To our knowledge, no studies have addressed whether maternal anemia of inflammation (AI) affects newborn iron status, and few have addressed risk factors for specific etiologies of maternal anemia. Objectives: The study aims were to evaluate 1) the contribution of AI and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) to newborn iron endowment, 2) hepcidin as a biomarker to distinguish AI from IDA among pregnant women, and 3) risk factors for specific etiologies of maternal anemia...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
Shuang-An Li, Wei-Dan Jiang, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Juan Yang, Xu Tang, He-Qun Shi, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
In this study, we investigated the effects of dietary myo-inositol on the intestinal immune barrier function and related signaling pathway in young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (221.33 ± 0.84 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of myo-inositol (27.0, 137.9, 286.8, 438.6, 587.7 and 737.3 mg/kg) for 10 weeks. After the growth trial, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila. The results indicated that compared with the optimal dietary myo-inositol level, myo-inositol deficiency (27...
March 12, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Peter Riško, Jan Pláteník, Richard Buchal, Jana Potočková, Pavel J Kraml
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The increased iron level and the labile iron pool (LIP) in circulating monocytes are connected to a higher frequency of cardiovascular events. METHODS: The study investigates the relationship between LIP in circulating monocytes and markers of iron metabolism and atherosclerosis (inflammation, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction and arterial elasticity) in long-term blood donors and non-donor volunteers. RESULTS: We found that donors had significantly higher LIP values than the control group (1...
March 3, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Giulia Ravasi, Sara Pelucchi, Gaia Buoli Comani, Federico Greni, Raffaella Mariani, Irene Pelloni, Silvia Bombelli, Roberto Perego, Donatella Barisani, Alberto Piperno
OBJECTIVE: During hypoxia hepcidin expression is inhibited to allow iron mobilization to sustain erythropoietic expansion. We analysed molecular mechanisms underlying hypoxia-induced hepcidin inhibition in an in vivo model of acute hypoxia. METHODS: Mice were kept under normal or hypoxic conditions for 6h and 15h and treated with α-PDGF-BB antibody or PDGF-BB receptor inhibitor. Blood, liver, spleen, and bone marrow were collected to extract RNA and protein or to quantify EPO and PDGF-BB...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
Sammy M Tabbah, Catalin S Buhimschi, Katherine Rodewald-Millen, Christopher R Pierson, Vineet Bhandari, Philip Samuels, Irina A Buhimschi
OBJECTIVE:  Hepcidin, a mediator of innate immunity, binds the iron exporter ferroportin, leading to functional hypoferremia through intracellular iron sequestration. We explored hepcidin-ferroportin interactions in neonates clinically diagnosed with early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS). STUDY DESIGN:  Hepcidin and interleukin (IL)-6 were quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 92 paired cord blood-maternal blood samples in the following groups: "Yes" EONS ( n  = 41, gestational age [GA] 29 ± 1 weeks) and "No" EONS ( n  = 51, GA 26 ± 1 weeks)...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
K Karkouti, P Yip, C Chan, L Chawla, V Rao
Acute kidney after cardiac surgery is more common in anaemic patients, whereas haemolysis during cardiopulmonary bypass may lead to iron-induced renal injury. Hepcidin promotes iron sequestration by macrophages: hepcidin concentration is reduced by anaemia and increased by inflammation. We analysed the associations in 525 patients between pre-operative anaemia (haemoglobin < 130 g.l-1 in men and < 120 g.l-1 in women), intra-operative hepcidin concentration and acute kidney injury (dialysis or > 26...
March 12, 2018: Anaesthesia
Carla Casu, Elizabeta Nemeth, Stefano Rivella
Hepcidin agonists are a new class of compounds that regulate blood iron levels and limit iron absorption, and could improve the treatment of hemochromatosis, β-thalassemia, polycythemia vera, and other disorders where disrupted iron homeostasis causes disease or contributes to it. Hepcidin agonists also have the potential to prevent severe complications of siderophilic infections in patients with iron overload or chronic liver disease. This review highlights the preclinical studies that support the development of hepcidin agonists for the treatment of these disorders...
March 9, 2018: Blood
Nathella Pavan Kumar, Vaithilingam V Banurekha, Dina Nair, Chandrakumar Dolla, Paul Kumaran, Subash Babu
Tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM) remain vital disease burdens in developing countries and the dual burden of DM and TB clearly signifies a growing global public health concern. While modulation of iron status biomarkers in TB is well described, very little is known about the association of these markers with TB-DM. To examine the association of circulating iron status biomarkers in TB disease, we examined the systemic levels of ferritin, hepcidin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), transferrin, apotransferrin and hemopexin in pulmonary TB (PTB) individuals with DM (PTB-DM), without DM (PTB) and those with diabetes only (DM)...
January 2018: Tuberculosis
Simona Cardaropoli, Tullia Todros, Anna Maria Nuzzo, Alessandro Rolfo
Preeclampsia (PE) is a multifactorial pregnancy-induced syndrome and infection could have a role in its etiopathogenesis. Hepcidin, central regulator of iron homeostasis, is an antimicrobial peptide induced by inflammatory/infective stimuli. Therefore, hepcidin could be a good nonspecific marker of infection in PE. In a cross-sectional study, we assessed maternal serum levels (ELISA) and placental expression (Real-Time PCR and ELISA) of hepcidin in PE and normal pregnancies. In a prospective study, hepcidin maternal serum levels were assessed in early pregnancy before PE onset and in age matched controls...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Veronica Tisato, Giovanni Zuliani, Marco Vigliano, Giovanna Longo, Eugenia Franchini, Paola Secchiero, Giorgio Zauli, Elvezia Maria Paraboschi, Ajay Vikram Singh, Maria Luisa Serino, Beatrice Ortolani, Amedeo Zurlo, Cristina Bosi, Antonio Greco, Davide Seripa, Rosanna Asselta, Donato Gemmati
Cognitive impairments of different aetiology share alterations in iron and lipid homeostasis with mutual relationships. Since iron and cholesterol accumulation impact on neurodegenerative disease, the associated gene variants are appealing candidate targets for risk and disease progression assessment. In this light, we explored the role of common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the main iron homeostasis genes and in the main lipoprotein transporter gene (APOE) in a cohort of 765 patients with dementia of different origin: Alzheimer's disease (AD) n = 276; vascular dementia (VaD), n = 255; mild cognitive impairment (MCI), n = 234; and in normal controls (n = 1086)...
2018: PloS One
Jill R Cherry-Bukowiec, Milo Engoren, Arek Wiktor, Krishnan Raghavendran, Lena M Napolitano
OBJECTIVE: Because anemia of inflammation is common in ICU patients and hepcidin is the key regulator of iron homeostasis, we examined time-dependent changes in hepcidin, erythropoietin, iron, and inflammatory markers in surgical ICU patients with anemia. DESIGN: Prospective single-center clinical noninterventional study. SETTING: Surgical ICUs; U.S. university hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred surgical adult ICU patients...
March 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Bülent Erdoğan, Barış Eser, Özlem Yayar, Mehmet Deniz Aylı
OBJECTIVE: Recently, the role of hepcidin as a cardiovascular marker in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population has gained interest. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between serum hepcidin-25, inflammation, iron parameters, and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS: A total of 58 patients (30 male, 51.3%; mean age: 46.8±13.6 years; mean dialysis duration: 69.2±39.1 months) were included in this cross-sectional study...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Ellen M Smith, Jennifer L Jones, Jenny E Han, Jessica A Alvarez, John H Sloan, Robert J Konrad, Susu M Zughaier, Greg S Martin, Thomas R Ziegler, Vin Tangpricha
BACKGROUND: Anemia and vitamin D deficiency are highly prevalent in critical illness, and vitamin D status has been associated with hemoglobin concentrations in epidemiologic studies. We examined the effect of high-dose vitamin D therapy on hemoglobin and hepcidin concentrations in critically ill adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mechanically ventilated critically ill adults (N = 30) enrolled in a pilot double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of high-dose vitamin D3 (D3 ) were included in this analysis...
January 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
K A Fader, R Nault, M P Kirby, G Markous, J Matthews, T R Zacharewski
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March 1, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Ying-Hsien Huang, Hsing-Chun Kuo, Sung-Chou Li, Xin-Yuan Cai, Shih-Feng Liu, Ho-Chang Kuo
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common coronary vasculitis to appear in children with anemia and has been associated with elevated plasma hepcidin levels. We recruited a total of 241 cases, including 18 KD patients, who were tested both prior to receiving intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and at least 3 weeks after IVIG treatment, and 18 febrile controls, who were observed in the Illumina HumanMethylation450 BeadChip study for their CpG markers. The remaining cases consisted of another 92 KD patients and 113 controls that were used for validation by pyrosequencing...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Paul J Schmidt, Kaifeng Liu, Gary Visner, Kevin Fitzgerald, Shannon Fishman, Tim Racie, Julia L Hettinger, James S Butler, Mark D Fleming
Diminished β-globin synthesis in β-thalassemia is associated with ineffective erythropoiesis, leading to secondary iron overload caused by inappropriately low levels of hepcidin and to splenomegaly in the symptomatic thalassemias. Splenectomy is often employed in patients with β-thalassemia in order to reduce hemolysis. Expression of the iron regulatory peptide hormone hepcidin is repressed by the serine protease TMPRSS6. Hepcidin induction by RNAi-mediated inhibition of TMPRSS6 expression reduces iron overload and mitigates anemia in murine models of β-thalassemia intermedia...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
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