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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148924/influence-of-gestational-diabetes-on-the-activity-of-%C3%AE-aminolevulinate-dehydratase-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers
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Fabiane Rodrigues, Leidiane de Lucca, Walter S Neme, Thissiane de Lima Gonçalves
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the activity of delta-aminolevulinate dehydratase (δ-ALA-D) and oxidative stress biomarkers in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), in order to demonstrate the involvement of oxidative stress in this condition, which presents pathophysiology still undetermined. METHODS: δ-ALA-D activity, lipid peroxidation estimated as the levels of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), protein (P-SH) and non-protein thiol (NP-SH) content, catalase (CAT) activity and concentration of vitamin C (VIT C) in samples of pregnant women with GDM (n = 48) and in healthy pregnant women (n = 30), who constituted the control group...
November 17, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145756/micronutrients-and-natural-compounds-status-and-their-effects-on-wound-healing-in-the-diabetic-foot-ulcer
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Kanokwan Kulprachakarn, Sakaewan Ounjaijean, Jukkrit Wungrath, Raj Mani, Kittipan Rerkasem
The diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is an invariably common complication of diabetes mellitus, it is also a significant cause of amputation as well as extended hospitalization. As most patients with DFU suffer from malnutrition, which has been related to improper metabolic micronutrients status, alterations can affect impaired wound healing process. Micronutrients and herbal remedies applications present a wide range of health advantages to patients with DFU. The purpose of this review is to provide current evidence on the potential effect of dietary supplementations such as vitamins A, C, D, E, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, boron, and such naturally occurring compounds as Aloe vera, Naringin, and Radix Astragali (RA) and Radix Rehmanniae (RR) in the administration of lower extremity wounds, especially in DFU, and to present some insights for applications in the treatment of DFU patients in the future...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145536/the-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-newly-diagnosed-type-1-diabetes-patients-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Elina Gregoriou, Ioannis Mamais, Irene Tzanetakou, Giagkos Lavranos, Stavri Chrysostomou
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of vitamin D supplementation in patients newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) assessed by insulin needs and changes in glycemic indices, as evidenced by randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A total of 7 RCTs were retrieved from PubMed/Medline and EBSCO databases by MeSH term search, and were reviewed systematically. The RCTs included examined the effects of alphacalcidole (n = 2), cholecalciferol (n = 2), and calcitriol (n = 3) supplementation on changes in daily insulin dose (DID), fasting Cpeptide (FCP), stimulated C-peptide (SCP), and HbA1c...
July 2017: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142975/sclerostin%C3%A2-a-debutant-on-the-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-scene
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Magdalena Jankowska, Mathias Haarhaus, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Pieter Evenepoel, Peter Stenvinkel
Introduction: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a genetic disease originating from a mutation in genes encoding polycystin 1 and 2. Recent evidence suggests that these polycystins mediate mechanosensation not only in the primary cilium of kidney cells but also in bone cells. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a central role in mechanotransduction in osteocytes. Mechanical unloading causes the upregulation of the Wnt inhibitor sclerostin. We tested the hypothesis that ADPKD associates with higher circulating sclerostin levels...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135370/pharmacokinetics-based-adjusted-versus-standard-dose-of-ribavirin-does-not-improve-virologic-response-rates-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-4-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ibrahim H Altraif, Faisal Sanai, Mohammed A Babatin, Abduljaleel A Alalwan, Ayman A Abdo, Waleed Alhamoudi, Musthafa Peedikayil, Hamdan Alghamdi, Fahad Alsohaibani, Khalid A Alswat, Shazia Murtaza, Abdullah Alghamdi, Sara Altraif, Abdulrahman Aljumah, Fayaz A Handoo, Abdulkareem M AlBekairy, Hamad I Al-Ashgar, Mohammed Alquaiz, Mohammed A Alblawi, Waleed AlTamimi, Véronique Loustaud-Ratti, Pierre Marquett
Optimal doses of Ribavirin (RBV) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment are not known. To assess the safety and efficacy of PegIFNalfa-2a in combination with an adjusted (ADJ) RBV dose based on early pharmacokinetics versus a fixed standard (STD) dose of RBV in chronic HCV genotype (GT) 4-naive patients in a randomized trial. One hundred eighty-one patients were randomized. The baseline variables were similar in both arms and females were 50.3% of the patients, 76.5% had minimal-moderate fibrosis (F0-2). Sustained virologic response (SVR) was achieved in 99 (54...
November 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135286/vitamin-b12-supplementation-influences-methylation-of-genes-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-and-its-intermediate-traits
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Dilip K Yadav, Smeeta Shrestha, Karen A Lillycrop, Charu V Joglekar, Hong Pan, Joanna D Holbrook, Caroline Hd Fall, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Giriraj R Chandak
AIM: To investigate the effect of B12 and/or folic acid supplementation on genome-wide DNA methylation. METHODS: We performed Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip (Zymo Research, CA, USA) assay in children supplemented with B12 and/or folic acid (n = 12 in each group) and investigated the functional mechanism of selected differentially methylated loci. RESULTS: We noted significant methylation changes postsupplementation in B12 (589 differentially methylated CpGs and 2892 regions) and B12 + folic acid (169 differentially methylated CpGs and 3241 regions) groups...
November 14, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134617/vascular-calcification-is-not-related-to-serum-fetuin-a-and-osteopontin-levels-in-hemodialysis-patients
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O Ulutas, M C Taskapan, A Dogan, T Baysal, H Taskapan
INTRODUCTION: Vascular calcification (VC) in hemodialysis (HD) patients is a sign of severe cardiovascular disease and can predict cardiovascular outcomes. Fetuin-A and osteopontin (OPN) inhibit VC. Serum fetuin-A levels are lower in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and in those who are on chronic HD therapy. However, there are limited data concerning OPN in patients who are on dialysis. The aim of our study was to determine VC in HD patients, the relationship between VC and 25-OH-vitamin D, fetuin-A, and OPN levels, and independent predictors of VC...
November 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132457/-relationship-between-serum-25-oh-d-levels-at-birth-and-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-infants
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Ren-Qiang Yu, Dao-Zhen Chen, Xiao-Qing Hao, Shi-Hong Jiang, Guang-Dong Fang, Qin Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels at birth and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants. METHODS: This retrospective study recruited preterm infants with gestational age of below 34 weeks who were born between January 2014 and December 2016. These preterm infants were divided into two groups: RDS (n=72) and control (n=40). Clinical data of the two groups were collected, including gestational age, birth weight, gender, delivery mode, Apgar scores at 1 minute and 5 minutes, incidence of maternal gestational diabetes mellitus, and use of prenatal steroid hormone...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130299/-role-of-vitamin-d-in-female-reproduction
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Vincenzo DE Leo, Valentina Cappelli, Giuseppe Morgante, Alessandra DI Sabatino
La vit. D, o calcitriolo, è stata identificata inizialmente nei primi anni '20 ed ha un ruolo chiave nella regolazione del metabolismo osseo, nell'omeostasi del calcio e del fosforo e nel promuovere la mineralizzazione ossea. Le azioni della vit. D sono mediante tramite un recettore nucleare (VDR), che è espresso in numerosi organi come l'intestino, l'osso e il rene, ma anche nelle gonadi, nel seno, nel pancreas, nel sistema cardiovascolare, nel cervello (microglia) e nelle cellule del sistema immunitario...
November 10, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128634/vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-polymorphisms-are-associated-to-spontaneous-preterm-birth-and-maternal-aspects
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N R Javorski, C A D Lima, L V C Silva, S Crovella, J de Azêvedo Silva
Preterm birth (PTB) is featured by less than 37weeks of gestational age or fewer than 259days since the first day from the last menstrual period. Complications of PTB are the major cause of neonatal deaths, several factors are linked to PTB increased risk including immunological and genetics. Vitamin D plays an important role in immune response modulation and its action occurs through the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which recently has been described as overexpressed in human placenta during the pregnancy. Herein we assessed two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) FokI (rs2228570 A>G) and Cdx-2 (rs11568820 T>C), within VDR, using TaqMan fluorogenic probes, and differential susceptibility to SPTB...
November 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128444/metabolomics-and-gene-expression-analysis-reveal-down-regulation-of-the-citric-acid-tca-cycle-in-non-diabetic-ckd-patients
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Stein Hallan, Maryam Afkarian, Leila R Zelnick, Bryan Kestenbaum, Shoba Sharma, Rintaro Saito, Manjula Darshi, Gregory Barding, Daniel Raftery, Wenjun Ju, Matthias Kretzler, Kumar Sharma, Ian H de Boer
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a public health problem with very high prevalence and mortality. Yet, there is a paucity of effective treatment options, partly due to insufficient knowledge of underlying pathophysiology. We combined metabolomics (GCMS) with kidney gene expression studies to identify metabolic pathways that are altered in adults with non-diabetic stage 3-4 CKD versus healthy adults. Urinary excretion rate of 27 metabolites and plasma concentration of 33 metabolites differed significantly in CKD patients versus controls (estimate range-68% to +113%)...
October 31, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127425/the-effects-of-vitamin-e-or-lipoic-acid-supplementation-on-oxyphytosterols-in-subjects-with-elevated-oxidative-stress-a-randomized-trial
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Sabine Baumgartner, Ronald P Mensink, Guido R Haenen, Aalt Bast, Christoph J Binder, Otto Bekers, Constanze Husche, Dieter Lütjohann, Jogchum Plat
Despite increased serum plant sterol concentrations after consumption of plant sterol enriched margarines, plasma oxyphytosterol concentrations were not increased in healthy subjects. Here, we assessed plasma oxyphytosterol concentrations and whether they are affected by antioxidants in subjects with elevated oxidative stress. Twenty subjects with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or type 2 diabetes (DM2) consumed for 4 weeks placebo, vitamin E (804 mg/d) or lipoic acid capsules (600 mg/d). Plasma and blood cell oxyphytosterol and oxycholesterol concentrations were determined in butylated hydroxytoluene-enriched EDTA plasma via GC-MS...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125655/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-autoantigenic-and-total-antibody-concentrations-results-from-a-danish-case-control-study-of-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-childhood-type-1-diabetes-and-their-healthy-siblings
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Steffen Ullitz Thorsen, Christian B Pipper, Jesper Johannesen, Henrik Bindesbøl Mortensen, Flemming Pociot, Jannet Svensson
BACKGROUND: B cells have recently entered the stage as an important accessory player in type 1 diabetes (T1D) etiopathogenesis. Experimental studies suggest regulatory functions of vitamin D on B cells. However, only a few human studies, with considerable methodological limitations, have been conducted within this field. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate if higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations were inversely associated with β-cell autoantigens glutamic acid decarboxylase (isoform 65) (GADA) and insulinoma associated antigen-2A (IA-2A)...
November 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124701/vitamin-d-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#14
Claire Michael Issa
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has become a significant global health care problem and its reported incidence is increasing at an alarming rate. Despite the improvement in therapy and development of new drugs, treatment still remains insufficient especially due to the associated side effects of most available drugs. Efforts are continuing toward disease prevention and search for safer drugs. Conflicting evidence is associating low levels of vitamin D in the body to T2DM and as such studies have been conducted to test the effect of vitamin D levels on incidence of diabetes, diabetic control as well as diabetic complications...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114197/low-levels-of-vitamin-d-an-emerging-risk-for-cardiovascular-diseases-a-review
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REVIEW
Farrukh Majeed
Sunlight is regarded among greatest gifts that are presented in abundance to the human beings from the God. Sunlight is also a rich source of Vitamin D (Vit D) that prevents us from numerous ailments such as autoimmune disorders, various types of cancer, and the above all cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Evident from recent research that Vit D deficiency may be the cause for hypertension, cardiac autonomic imbalance, vascular endothelial dysfunction, metabolic syndrome, and even diabetes. Concurrently, many studies present research outcomes that are contradictory to earlier results and also raised a concern not for general public but also among their treating physicians...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113496/both-youth-and-long-term-vitamin-d-status-is-associated-with-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-adulthood-a-cohort-study
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Feitong Wu, Markus Juonala, Niina Pitkänen, Antti Jula, Terho Lehtimäki, Matthew A Sabin, Katja Pahkala, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Mika Kähönen, Tomi Laitinen, Jorma S A Viikari, Costan G Magnussen, Olli T Raitakari
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether vitamin D status in childhood and adolescence (herein collectively referred to as youth) and the long-term status from youth to adulthood is associated with risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) in adulthood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a 31-year follow-up study of 2300 participants aged 3-18 years. Multinomial logistic regression was used to assess the association of both (a) baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels and (b) the mean of baseline and the latest follow-up 25OHD levels (continuous variable and quartiles) with incident T2DM and IFG (cut-off = 5...
November 7, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113124/role-of-placental-vdr-expression-and-function-in-common-late-pregnancy-disorders
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REVIEW
Julia Knabl, Aurelia Vattai, Yao Ye, Julia Jueckstock, Stefan Hutter, Franz Kainer, Sven Mahner, Udo Jeschke
Vitamin D, besides its classical role in bone metabolism, plays a distinct role in multiple pathways of the feto-maternal unit. Calcitriol is the major active ligand of the nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDR). The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is expressed in different uteroplacental parts and exerts a variety of functions in physiologic pregnancy. It regulates decidualisation and implantation, influences hormone secretion and placental immune modulations. This review highlights the role of the vitamin D receptor in physiologic and disturbed pregnancy, as preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, gestational diabetes and preterm birth...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112142/igfbp-3-interacts-with-the-vitamin-d-receptor-in-insulin-signaling-associated-with-obesity-in-visceral-adipose-tissue
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Inmaculada Moreno-Santos, Daniel Castellano-Castillo, María Fernanda Lara, Jose Carlos Fernandez-Garcia, Francisco Jose Tinahones, Manuel Macias-Gonzalez
Adipose tissue has traditionally only been considered as an energy storage organ. Nevertheless, the importance of this tissue in systemic physiology and, especially, in systemic inflammation has been highlighted in recent years. Adipose tissue expresses proteins related to vitamin D (VD) metabolism, and it has been proposed that it can act as a VD storage tissue. The active form of VD, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)₂D₃), is able to modify adipocyte and adipose tissue physiology via the VD receptor (VDR), decreasing the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in adipose tissue...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110598/sirt1-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-diabetic-complications
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Justyna Strycharz, Żaneta Rygielska, Ewa Świderska, Józef Drzewoski, Janusz Szemraj, Leszek Szmigiero, Agnieszka Śliwińska
Background SIRT1 is an epigenetic enzyme involved in histone and non-histone protein deacetylation. It acts primarily as a metabolic sensor, which responses to changing energy status by deacetylating crucial transcription factors and cofactors. In this way, SIRT1 regulates mitochondrial function and biogenesis, oxidative stress, inflammation, apoptosis and cellular senescence. Disturbance of all of these phenomena promotes the pathogenesis of diabetic complications. These disorders are inseparably connected with chronic hyperglycemia, which possesses a strong epigenetic determinant...
November 6, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109962/micronutrient-intake-in-a-cohort-of-italian-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-adherence-to-dietary-recommendations
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Marisa Giorgini, Marilena Vitale, Lutgarda Bozzetto, Ornella Ciano, Angela Giacco, Anna Rivieccio, Ilaria Calabrese, Gabriele Riccardi, Angela A Rivellese, Giovanni Annuzzi
Micronutrients are of fundamental importance in maintaining health status. However, data on their dietary intake are few particularly in persons with diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) attending a tertiary-level diabetes center in Southern Italy the intake of micronutrients (both vitamins and minerals) and the adherence to recommendations. Seven-day food records of 60 T1DM patients were analyzed. Micronutrient intake was evaluated based on the Italian food composition tables and expressed as amount per 1000 kcal of energy intake to adjust for possible underreporting...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
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