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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944850/differentially-expressed-long-non%C3%A2-coding-rnas-and-mrnas-in-patients-with-iga-nephropathy
#1
Nan Zuo, Yun Li, Nan Liu, Lining Wang
Long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to serve a crucial role in renal diseases; however, their role in immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) remains unclear. In the present study, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from both patients with IgAN and healthy controls. A microarray analysis was then performed to identify differentially expressed lncRNAs and mRNAs in PBMCs, which were confirmed by quantitative polymerase chain reaction. In addition, Gene Ontology (GO), Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway and lncRNA‑mRNA co‑expression network analyses were conducted...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942138/ethnopharmacological-approaches-to-kidney-disease-prospecting-an-indigenous-species-from-brazilian-pantanal
#2
Cleide Adriane Signor Tirloni, Rhanany Alan Calloi Palozi, Thainá de Almeida Tomazetto, Paulo César de Paula Vasconcelos, Roosevelt Isaias Carvalho Souza, Ariany Carvalho Dos Santos, Valter Paes de Almeida, Jane Manfron Budel, Lauro Mera de Souza, Arquimedes Gasparotto Junior
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Although Luehea divaricata Mart. (Malvaceae) is popularly used by the population of the Brazilian Pantanal for the treatment of different types of kidney diseases, no study has been carried out to prove this ethnobotanical indication. AIM: To investigate the possible cardiorenal effects of an herbal preparation obtained from L. divaricata leaves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, to provide quality control standards, a detailed morphological and microchemical characterization of L...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939368/the-potential-association-of-the-transcription-levels-of-the-abo-gene-with-the-disease-phases-in-aml-patients
#3
Wenjing Zhang, Jinling Liu, Wei Zhang, Yunlong Zhuang
Patients with AML may show ABO blood typing discrepancy, and the expression levels of the ABO antigens may show some alterations with the disease progression. To better understand this phenomenon, the blood samples of 25 AML patients and 25 healthy blood donors were examined. The serological ABO blood types of the patients were determined in different AML stages, and gene sequencing was performed to identify the precise ABO genotypes. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was carried out to detect the transcription levels of the antigens...
September 1, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929513/association-between-hba1c-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-a-10-year-follow-up-study-of-people-with-normal-glucose-tolerance-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-type-2-diabetes
#4
M Peterson, R Pingel, N Lagali, L B Dahlin, O Rolandsson
AIMS: To explore the association between HbA1c and sural nerve function in a group of people with normal glucose tolerance, impaired glucose tolerance or Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We conducted a 10-year follow-up study in 87 out of an original 119 participants. At study commencement (2004), 64 men and 55 women (mean age 61.1 years) with normal glucose tolerance (n=39), impaired glucose tolerance (n=29), or Type 2 diabetes (n=51) were enrolled. At the 2014 follow-up (men, n=46, women, n=41; mean age 71...
September 20, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927148/association-of-abo-blood-groups-with-von-willebrand-factor-factor-viii-and-adamts-13-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
#5
Xia Liu, Xiaogang Chen, Jiezuan Yang, Renyong Guo
Coagulative and fibrinolytic disorders appear to be associated with the development of lung cancer. The aim of the present study was to determine plasma levels of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif 13 (ADAMTS-13), and factor VIII (FVIII) activity, in association with O and non-O blood groups in patients with lung cancer. Plasma levels of VWF and ADAMTS-13, and FVIII activity were measured in 115 patients with lung cancer and 98 healthy subjects...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923282/association-between-abo-blood-type-and-live-birth-outcomes-in-single-embryo-transfer-cycles
#6
Nigel Pereira, Hency H Patel, Logan D Stone, Paul J Christos, Rony T Elias, Steven D Spandorfer, Zev Rosenwaks
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between ABO blood type and live-birth outcomes in patients undergoing IVF with day 5 single embryo transfer (SET). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University-affiliated center. PATIENT(S): Normal responders, <40 years old, undergoing their first IVF cycle with fresh SET. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Live-birth rate was the primary outcome...
September 15, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923240/national-survey-on-perioperative-anaesthetic-management-in-the-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke
#7
O Romero Kräuchi, L Valencia, F Iturri, A Mariscal Ortega, A López Gómez, R Valero
OBJECTIVE: To assess the anaesthetic management of treatment for endovascular acute ischaemic stroke (AIS) in Spain. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A survey was designed by the SEDAR Neuroscience Section and sent to the Spanish anaesthesiology departments with a primary stroke centre between July and November 2016. RESULTS: Of the 47 hospitals where endovascular treatment of AIS is performed, 37 anaesthesiology departments participated. Thirty responses were obtained; three of which were eliminated due to duplication (response rate of 72...
September 15, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920098/the-il-1ri-co-receptor-tilrr-frem1%C3%A2-isoform-2-controls-aberrant-inflammatory-responses-and-development-of-vascular-disease
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Sarah A Smith, Andriy O Samokhin, Mabruka Alfadi, Emer C Murphy, David Rhodes, W Mike L Holcombe, Endre Kiss-Toth, Robert F Storey, Siu-Pok Yee, Sheila E Francis, Eva E Qwarnstrom
Expression of the interleukin-1 receptor type I (IL-1RI) co-receptor Toll-like and interleukin-1 receptor regulator (TILRR) is significantly increased in blood monocytes following myocardial infarction and in the atherosclerotic plaque, whereas levels in healthy tissue are low. TILRR association with IL-1RI at these sites causes aberrant activation of inflammatory genes, which underlie progression of cardiovascular disease. The authors show that genetic deletion of TILRR or antibody blocking of TILRR function reduces development of atherosclerotic plaques...
August 2017: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914852/-efficiency-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-virus-negative-and-virus-positive-patients-with-morphologically-verified-lymphocytic-myocarditis
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O V Blagova, A V Nedostup, E A Kogan, V A Sulimov
AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in virus-negative (V-) and virus-positive (V+) patients with lymphocytic myocarditis (LM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 60 patients (45 males) (mean age 46.7±11.8 years) with dilated cardiomyopathy (mean left ventricular (LV) end diastolic size (EDS) 6.7±0.7 cm; ejection fraction (EF) 26.2±9.1%) were examined. The diagnosis of active/borderline LM was verified by right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy in 38 patients, by intraoperative LV biopsy in 10, in the study of explanted hearts from 3 patients and at autopsy in 9...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911069/clinical-utility-of-circulating-dna-analysis-for-rapid-detection-of-actionable-mutations-to-select-metastatic-colorectal-patients-for-anti-egfr-treatment
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A R Thierry, S El Messaoudi, C Mollevi, J L Raoul, R Guimbaud, D Pezet, P Artru, E Assenat, C Borg, M Mathonnet, C De La Fouchardière, O Bouché, C Gavoille, C Fiess, B Auzemery, R Meddeb, E Lopez-Crapez, C Sanchez, B Pastor, M Ychou
Background: While tumor-tissue remains the 'gold standard' for genetic analysis in cancer patients, it is challenged with the advent of circulating cell-free tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis from blood samples. Here, we broaden our previous study on the clinical validation of plasma DNA in metastatic colorectal cancer patients, by evaluating its clinical utility under standard management care. Patients and methods: Concordance and data turnaround-time of ctDNA when compared with tumor-tissue analysis were studied in a real-time blinded prospective multicenter clinical study (n = 140 metastatic colorectal patients)...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910538/muscular-contraction-frequency-does-not-affect-plasma-homocysteine-concentration-in-response-to-energy-expenditure-and-intensity-matched-acute-exercise-in-sedentary-males
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Natalia Úbeda, Brian P Carson, Ángela García-González, Antonio Aguilar-Ros, Ángel Enrique Díaz-Martínez, Rafael Venta, Nicolás Terrados, Donal J O Gorman, Eduardo Iglesias-Gutiérrez
Acute exercise seems to increase total plasma homocysteine (tHcy). That is related to cardiovascular risk, therefore it is important to understand the determinants of its response to all types of exercise. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of cycling at two different rates of muscle contraction on the complete tHcy kinetics. Eight young sedentary males were required to complete two isocaloric (400 kcal) acute exercise trials at 50% VO2peak on separate occasions at 50 or 80 revolutions per minute (rpm)...
September 14, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903867/detection-accuracy-of-renibacterium-salmoninarum-in-chinook-salmon-oncorhynchus-tshawytscha-walbaum-from-non-lethally-collected-samples-effects-of-exposure-route-and-disease-severity
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Carolyn A Richards, Cheryl A Murphy, Travis O Brenden, Thomas P Loch, Mohamed Faisal
Bacterial kidney disease (BKD), caused by Renibacterium salmoninarum, threatens salmonid populations throughout the Northern hemisphere. Many fishery regulatory authorities require ongoing disease monitoring in hatcheries and spawning runs prior to gamete collection to prevent BKD outbreaks and spread. According to diagnostic protocols of the American Fisheries Society-Fish Health Section, monitoring for R. salmoninarum generally consists of lethal sampling of visceral organs from fish. However, non-lethal sampling would be preferable, especially for valuable broodstock or endangered species...
September 15, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903383/association-between-abo-blood-types-and-sporadic-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-the-chinese-han-population
#13
Qiwen Ben, Jun Liu, Weiyi Wang, Fang Guo, Weiyan Yao, Jie Zhong, Yaozong Yuan
BACKGROUND: Although the relationship between non-O blood types and the risk of exocrine pancreatic cancer has been demonstrated, the association between ABO blood types and sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) has not been reported thus far. METHODS: This hospital-based, case-control study included 387 patients with PNET and 542 age- and sex-matched controls. Unconditional multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to estimate the adjusted odds ratios (AORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889208/detection-of-human-antibodies-binding-with-smooth-and-rough-lpss-from-proteus-mirabilis-o3-strains-s1959-r110-r45
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J Gleńska-Olender, K Durlik, I Konieczna, P Kowalska, J Gawęda, W Kaca
Bacteria of the genus Proteus of the family Enterobacteriaceae are facultative human pathogens responsible mainly for urinary tract and wound infections, bacteremia and the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We have analyzed and compared by ELISA the titer of antibodies in plasmas of healthy individuals and in sera of rheumatoid arthritis patients recognizing a potential host cross-reactive epitope (lysine-galacturonic acid epitopes) present in Proteus lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In our experiments LPSs isolated from two mutants of smooth Proteus mirabilis 1959 (O3), i...
September 9, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885597/hypoxia-is-a-critical-parameter-for-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-type-i-iii-collagen-sponges
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Tangni Gómez-Leduc, Mélanie Desancé, Magalie Hervieu, Florence Legendre, David Ollitrault, Claire de Vienne, Michel Herlicoviez, Philippe Galéra, Magali Demoor
Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is an attractive alternative to bone marrow for isolation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat articular cartilage defects. Here, we set out to determine the growth factors (bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β1)) and oxygen tension effects during chondrogenesis of human UCB-MSCs for cartilage engineering. Chondrogenic differentiation was induced using 3D cultures in type I/III collagen sponges with chondrogenic factors in normoxia (21% O₂) or hypoxia (<5% O₂) for 7, 14 and 21 days...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884714/-therapeutic-monitoring-and-prediction-of-the-efficacy-of-neurotrophic-treatment-in-patients-with-amnestic-type-of-mild-cognitive-impairment
#16
S I Gavrilova, O M Volpina, I V Kolykhalov, Ya B Fedorova, N D Selezneva, E V Ponomareva, D O Koroev, A V Kamynina
AIM: To perform therapeutic monitoring and prediction of the neurotrophic therapy efficacy in patients with amnestic type of mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) in a model of course cerebrolysin therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved a group of 19 elderly patients who met the diagnostic criteria of aMCI. All patients received a course of neurotrophic therapy consisting of 20 intravenous infusions of cerebrolysin (30 ml of cerebrolysin in 100 ml of isotonic sodium chloride solution)...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876596/endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-at-johannesburg-academic-hospitals
#17
K Thomas, R du Toit, A T O Abdool-Carrim
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common disease seen in vascular units. AAA is defined as transverse diameter greater than 3 cm and affects men more than women. Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is increasingly being used to treat AAA. Renal dysfunction, graft-related endoleaks, graft limb occlusion, device migration and delayed aneurysm rupture are possible complications that have been encountered after EVAR. METHOD: Changes in renal functions after one month, six months and twelve months...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874533/type-1-diabetes-induction-in-humanized-mice
#18
Shulian Tan, Yang Li, Jinxing Xia, Chun-Hui Jin, Zheng Hu, Gaby Duinkerken, Yuying Li, Mohsen Khosravi Maharlooei, Estefania Chavez, Grace Nauman, Nichole Danzl, Maki Nakayama, Bart O Roep, Megan Sykes, Yong-Guang Yang
There is an urgent and unmet need for humanized in vivo models of type 1 diabetes to study immunopathogenesis and immunotherapy, and in particular antigen-specific therapy. Transfer of patient blood lymphocytes to immunodeficient mice is associated with xenogeneic graft-versus-host reactivity that complicates assessment of autoimmunity. Improved models could identify which human T cells initiate and participate in beta-cell destruction and help define critical target islet autoantigens. We used humanized mice (hu-mice) containing robust human immune repertoires lacking xenogeneic graft-versus-host reactivity to address this question...
September 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858830/exposure-to-low-levels-of-lead-in-utero-and-umbilical-cord-blood-dna-methylation-in-project-viva-an-epigenome-wide-association-study
#19
Shaowei Wu, Marie-France Hivert, Andres Cardenas, Jia Zhong, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Golareh Agha, Elena Colicino, Allan C Just, Chitra Amarasiriwardena, Xihong Lin, Augusto A Litonjua, Dawn L DeMeo, Matthew W Gillman, Robert O Wright, Emily Oken, Andrea A Baccarelli
BACKGROUND: Early-life exposure to lead is associated with deficits in neurodevelopment and with hematopoietic system toxicity. DNA methylation may be one of the underlying mechanisms for the adverse effects of prenatal lead on the offspring, but epigenome-wide methylation data for low levels of prenatal lead exposure are lacking. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between prenatal maternal lead exposure and epigenome-wide DNA methylation in umbilical cord blood nucleated cells in Project Viva, a prospective U...
August 25, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856591/tsh-oscillations-in-young-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-may-be-due-to-glycemic-variability
#20
G Bellastella, M I Maiorino, L Scappaticcio, O Casciano, M Petrizzo, M Caputo, V A Paglionico, D Giugliano, K Esposito
PURPOSE: A relationship between thyroid dysfunction and diabetes mellitus has been described by several authors but the role of glycemic variability is still unclear. We planned the present study to evaluate the influence of glycemic variability on thyroid hormones and TSH concentrations in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS: Seventy-seven young patients with T1DM were enrolled and evaluated for basal glucose concentrations, HbA1c, thyroid hormones and TSH concentrations...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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