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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345644/vitamin-d-both-facilitates-and-attenuates-the-cellular-response-to-lipopolysaccharide
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Ling Chen, Mathew Suji Eapen, Graeme R Zosky
Vitamin D has a range of non-skeletal health effects and has been implicated in the response to respiratory infections. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of vitamin D on the response of epithelial cells, neutrophils and macrophages to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation. BEAS-2B cells (airway epithelial cell line) and primary neutrophils and macrophages isolated from blood samples were cultured and exposed to LPS with and without vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D). The production of IL-6, IL-8, IL-1β and TNF-α of all cells and the phagocytic capacity of neutrophils and macrophages to E...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333766/dietary-inadequacies-in-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-school-aged-children-in-johannesburg-south-africa
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Stephanie Shiau, Acadia Webber, Renate Strehlau, Faeezah Patel, Ashraf Coovadia, Samantha Kozakowski, Susan Brodlie, Michael T Yin, Louise Kuhn, Stephen M Arpadi
OBJECTIVES: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that HIV-infected children increase energy intake and maintain a balanced macronutrient distribution for optimal growth and nutrition. Few studies have evaluated dietary intake of HIV-infected children in resource-limited settings. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of the dietary intake of 220 perinatally HIV-infected children and 220 HIV-uninfected controls ages 5-9 years in Johannesburg, South Africa...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333111/solanesol-biosynthesis-in-plants
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REVIEW
Ning Yan, Yanhua Liu, Hongbo Zhang, Yongmei Du, Xinmin Liu, Zhongfeng Zhang
Solanesol is a non-cyclic terpene alcohol composed of nine isoprene units that mainly accumulates in solanaceous plants. Solanesol plays an important role in the interactions between plants and environmental factors such as pathogen infections and moderate-to-high temperatures. Additionally, it is a key intermediate for the pharmaceutical synthesis of ubiquinone-based drugs such as coenzyme Q10 and vitamin K2, and anti-cancer agent synergizers such as N-solanesyl-N,N'-bis(3,4-dimethoxybenzyl) ethylenediamine (SDB)...
March 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316773/vitamin-d-treatment-during-pregnancy-prevents-autism-related-phenotypes-in-a-mouse-model-of-maternal-immune-activation
#4
Stephanie Vuillermot, Wei Luan, Urs Meyer, Darryl Eyles
BACKGROUND: Prenatal exposure to infection is a recognized environmental risk factor for neuropsychiatric disorders of developmental origins such as autism or schizophrenia. Experimental work in animals indicates that this link is mediated by maternal immune activation (MIA) involving interactions between cytokine-associated inflammatory events, oxidative stress, and other pathophysiological processes such as hypoferremia and zinc deficiency. Maternal administration of the viral mimic polyriboinosinic-polyribocytidylic acid (poly(I:C)) in mice produces several behavioral phenotypes in adult offspring of relevance to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298400/antimicrobial-peptide-levels-are-linked-to-airway-inflammation-bacterial-colonisation-and-exacerbations-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Louise J P Persson, Marianne Aanerud, Jon A Hardie, Roy Miodini Nilsen, Per S Bakke, Tomas M Eagan, Pieter S Hiemstra
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are effectors of host defence against infection, inflammation and wound repair. We aimed to study AMP levels in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and during acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), and to examine their relation to clinical parameters and inflammatory markers.The 3-year Bergen COPD Cohort Study included 433 COPD patients and 325 controls. Induced sputum was obtained and analysed for levels of the AMPs human cathelicidin (hCAP18/LL-37) and secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI), and for the inflammatory markers interleukin (IL)-8, IL-6 and tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) using immunoassays...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296915/genetic-variation-in-the-vitamin-d-pathway-cyp2r1-gene-predicts-sustained-hbeag-seroconversion-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-a-multicenter-study
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Kessarin Thanapirom, Sirinporn Suksawatamnuay, Wattana Sukeepaisarnjareon, Tawesak Tanwandee, Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya, Satawat Thongsawat, Apinya Leerapun, Teerha Piratvisuth, Rattana Boonsirichan, Chalermrat Bunchorntavakul, Chaowalit Pattanasirigool, Bubpha Pornthisarn, Supot Tantipanichtheerakul, Ekawee Sripariwuth, Woramon Jeamsripong, Teeranan Sanpajit, Yong Poovorawan, Piyawat Komolmit
Evidence of a role of vitamin D in the immune system is increasing. Low serum vitamin D is associated with increased hepatitis B virus replication. Genome-wide association study (GWAS) data has revealed a number of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the vitamin D synthetic pathway that affect vitamin D functions. We aimed to determine the association between SNPs in the vitamin D gene cascade and response to pegylated interferon (PegIFN) therapy in hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg)-positive patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295622/low-vitamin-d-exposure-is-associated-with-higher-risk-of-infection-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Hari V Kalluri, Lauren M Sacha, Amanda I Ingemi, Michael A Shullo, Heather J Johnson, Puneet Sood, Amit D Tevar, Abhinav Humar, Raman Venkataramanan
BACKGROUND: Vitamin-D is a steroid hormone with multiple vital roles within the immune system. Various studies evaluated the influence of vitamin-D on infections post-renal transplantation and found contrasting results. This study aims to assess the relationship between vitamin-D status and the incidence of infection in renal transplant recipients. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of adult renal transplant recipients at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center between 2005 and 2012...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293241/a-potential-role-of-salmonella-infection-in-the-onset-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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REVIEW
Bárbara M Schultz, Carolina A Paduro, Geraldyne A Salazar, Francisco J Salazar-Echegarai, Valentina P Sebastián, Claudia A Riedel, Alexis M Kalergis, Manuel Alvarez-Lobos, Susan M Bueno
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes a set of pathologies that result from a deregulated immune response that may affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The most prevalent and defined forms of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Although the etiology of IBD is not well defined, it has been suggested that environmental and genetic factors contribute to disease development and that the interaction between these two factors can trigger the pathology. Diet, medication use, vitamin D status, smoking, and bacterial infections have been proposed to influence or contribute to the onset or development of the disease in susceptible individuals...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275459/carbohydrate-lipid-bone-and-inflammatory-markers-in-hiv-positive-adolescents-on-antiretroviral-therapy-and-hormonal-contraception
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EDITORIAL
Nadia Kancheva Landolt, Torsak Bunupuradah, Jullapong Achalapong, Pope Kosalaraksa, Witaya Petdachai, Chaiwat Ngampiyaskul, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Narukjaporn Thammajaruk, Stephen Kerr, Jintanat Ananworanich
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the cumulative effect of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) and hormonal contraception (HC) on metabolism and inflammation in HIV-positive women. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional assessment of markers for carbohydrate, lipid, bone metabolism, inflammation and coagulation in HIV-positive adolescents on ART and HC (n=37) versus on ART only (n=51) in Thailand. The Wilcoxon rank-sum test was used to assess differences between groups...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274549/protease-inhibitor-associated-bone-mineral-density-loss-is-related-to-hypothyroidism-and-related-bone-turnover-acceleration
#10
Ei Kinai, Hiroyuki Gatanaga, Daisuke Mizushima, Takeshi Nishijima, Takahiro Aoki, Ikumi Genka, Katsuji Teruya, Kunihisa Tsukada, Yoshimi Kikuchi, Shinichi Oka
BACKGROUND: Clinical and experiments evidence indicate that protease inhibitors (PI) can cause bone mineral density (BMD) loss. However, the mechanism of such loss remains obscure. METHODS: This single-center, cross-sectional study included 184 HIV-infected patients treated with PI who underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan. Serum phosphorus, percentage of tubular reabsorption of phosphate (%TRP), thyroid and parathyroid function (iPTH), vitamin D, osteocalcin (OC), urinary deoxypyridinoline (DPD), and urinary cross-linked N-telopeptide of type I collagen (u-NTx) were measured...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273804/domain-4-d4-of-perfringolysin-o-to-visualize-cholesterol-in-cellular-membranes-the-update
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REVIEW
Masashi Maekawa
The cellular membrane of eukaryotes consists of phospholipids, sphingolipids, cholesterol and membrane proteins. Among them, cholesterol is crucial for various cellular events (e.g., signaling, viral/bacterial infection, and membrane trafficking) in addition to its essential role as an ingredient of steroid hormones, vitamin D, and bile acids. From a micro-perspective, at the plasma membrane, recent emerging evidence strongly suggests the existence of lipid nanodomains formed with cholesterol and phospholipids (e...
March 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273084/vitamin-d-deficiency-predicts-infections-in-young-north-indian-children-a-secondary-data-analysis
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Ranadip Chowdhury, Sunita Taneja, Nita Bhandari, Bireshwar Sinha, Ravi Prakash Upadhyay, Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Tor A Strand
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated a relationship between poor vitamin D status and respiratory infections and diarrhea among young children. Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) and diarrhea are among the two most important causes of death in under-5 children. In this paper, we examined the extent to which vitamin-D deficiency (<10 ng/ml) predicts ALRI, clinical pneumonia and diarrhea among 6 to 30 months old children. METHODS: We used data from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of daily folic acid and/or vitamin B12 supplementation for six months in 6 to 30 months old children conducted in Delhi, India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267792/low-cord-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-are-associated-with-poor-lung-function-performance-and-increased-respiratory-infection-in-infancy
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Shen-Hao Lai, Sui-Ling Liao, Ming-Han Tsai, Man-Chin Hua, Chih-Yung Chiu, Kuo-Wei Yeh, Tsung-Chieh Yao, Jing-Long Huang
BACKGROUND: Perinatal vitamin D deficiency is associated with a higher risk of wheezing in childhood. However, the relationship between vitamin D levels and lung function in infancy has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of perinatal vitamin D levels on respiratory function and disease outcome in infancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Full-term infants without any chronic diseases or major anomalies were enrolled in the Prediction of Allergies in Taiwanese Children cohort study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261385/influence-of-vitamin-d-on-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-pooled-clinical-trials-data
#14
Alia S Dadabhai, Behnam Saberi, Katie Lobner, Russell T Shinohara, Gerard E Mullin
AIM: To investigate the relationship between vitamin D and liver fibrosis in hepatitis C-monoinfected or hepatitis C virus (HCV)-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infected patients. METHODS: Pertinent studies were located by a library literature search in PubMed/Embase/Cochrane/Scopus/LILACS by two individual reviewers. Inclusion criteria: (1) studies with patients with HCV or co-infected HCV/HIV; (2) studies with patients ≥ 18 years old; (3) studies that evaluated liver fibrosis stage, only based on liver biopsy; and (4) studies that reported serum or plasma 25(OH)D levels...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249284/disease-associated-changes-in-bile-acid-profiles-and-links-to-altered-gut-microbiota
#15
Susan A Joyce, Cormac G M Gahan
The gastrointestinal microbiota plays a central role in the host metabolism of bile acids through deconjugation and dehydroxylation reactions, which generate unconjugated free bile acids and secondary bile acids respectively. These microbially generated bile acids are particularly potent signalling molecules that interact with host bile acid receptors (including the farnesoid X receptor, vitamin D receptor and TGR5 receptor) to trigger cellular responses that play essential roles in host lipid metabolism, electrolyte transport and immune regulation...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247776/vitamin-d-can-help-stave-off-respiratory-tract-infections
#16
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Vitamin D supplements can help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, particularly among people deficient in vitamin D, new study results suggest.
March 1, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245457/steroids-and-autoimmunity
#17
Amelia Chiara Trombetta, Marianna Meroni, Maurizio Cutolo
From the middle of the 19th century, it is known that endocrine and immune systems interact bi-directionally in different processes that ensure organism homeostasis. Endocrine and nervous systems have a pivotal role in the balancing of pro- and anti-inflammatory functions of immune system, and constitute a complex circadian neuroendocrine network. Autoimmune diseases have in fact a complex pathogenic origin in which the importance of endocrine system was demonstrated. In this chapter, we will mention the structure and function of steroidal hormones involved in the neuroendocrine immune network and we will address the ways in which endocrine and immune systems influence each other, in a bi-directional fashion...
2017: Frontiers of Hormone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243241/high-expression-of-antiviral-and-vitamin-d-pathway-genes-are-a-natural-characteristic-of-a-small-cohort-of-hiv-1-exposed-seronegative-individuals
#18
Wbeimar Aguilar-Jimenez, Irma Saulle, Daria Trabattoni, Francesca Vichi, Sergio Lo Caputo, Francesco Mazzotta, Maria T Rugeles, Mario Clerici, Mara Biasin
Natural resistance to HIV-1 infection is influenced by genetics, viral-exposure, and endogenous immunomodulators such as vitamin D (VitD), being a multifactorial phenomenon that characterizes HIV-1-exposed seronegative individuals (HESNs). We compared mRNA expression of 10 antivirals, 5 immunoregulators, and 3 VitD pathway genes by qRT-PCR in cells of a small cohort of 11 HESNs, 16 healthy-controls (HCs), and 11 seropositives (SPs) at baseline, in response to calcidiol (VitD precursor) and/or aldithriol-2-(AT2)-inactivated HIV-1...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241127/vitamin-d-promotes-pneumococcal-killing-and-modulates-inflammatory-responses-in-primary-human-neutrophils
#19
Karthik Subramanian, Peter Bergman, Birgitta Henriques-Normark
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major human pathogen and a leading cause of pneumonia, septicemia, and meningitis worldwide. Despite clinical studies linking vitamin D deficiency and pneumonia, molecular mechanisms behind these observations remain unclear. In particular, the effects of vitamin D on neutrophil responses remain unknown. Using pneumococcal strains, primary neutrophils isolated from human blood, and sera from patients with frequent respiratory tract infections (RTIs), we investigated the effects of vitamin D on neutrophil bactericidal and inflammatory responses, including pattern recognition receptors, antimicrobial peptides, and cytokine regulation...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237485/effect-of-curcumin-on-expressions-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAbp65-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-8-in-placental-tissue-of-premature-birth-of-infected-mice
#20
Yan-Zi Guo, Ping He, Ai-Min Feng
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of curcumin on expressions of nuclear transcription factor-kappa Bp65 (NF-κBp65), TNF-α and IL-8 in placental tissue of premature birth of infected mice induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). METHODS: A total of 60 C57BL/6 mice pregnant with 15 d were collected and randomly divided into control group, model group, treatment group and preventative group. LPS was repeatedly injected in abdominal cavity to construct infected premature birth model, while mice of control group were given with 100 mg/kg of vitamin C through abdominal cavity injection and mice of treatment group and preventative group were given curcumin of 100 mg/kg through abdominal cavity injection after modeling operation and before 1 d of modeling operation, respectively...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
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