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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535598/antarctic-seals-molecular-biomarkers-as-indicators-for-pollutant-exposure-health-effects-and-diet
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K Lehnert, L Weirup, K C Harding, T Härkönen, O Karlsson, J Teilmann
Weddell (Leptonychotes weddellii), Ross (Ommatophoca rossii) and crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophaga) are phocid seals with a circumpolar distribution around Antarctica. As long-lived and large top predators, they bioaccumulate contaminants and are considered as sentinels of ecosystem health. Antarctic seals are increasingly exposed to climate change, pollution, shipping and fisheries. To reveal and understand possible anthropogenic impacts on their immune and health status, this study investigates sensitive biomarkers of the xenobiotic metabolism and immune system in relation to mercury (Hg) burden...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535529/looking-into-the-graft-without-a-biopsy-biomarkers-of-acute-rejection-in-renal-transplantation
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Andrea Angeletti, Paolo Cravedi
Immunosuppression in kidney transplantation is still largely driven by center-specific protocols and adjusted according to the presence of graft dysfunction, drug toxicity or infection. Due to the current inability to titrate immunosuppression to the needs of every single patient, this approach is burdened by an increased risk of under or over-immunosuppression. To extend allograft survival, immunosuppression should be decided based on reliable biomarkers capable of quantifying the alloimmune response and/or noninvasively diagnosing acute rejection...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535521/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-mineral-metabolism-and-beyond
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Alexander Grabner, Sandro Mazzaferro, Giuseppe Cianciolo, Stefanie Krick, Irene Capelli, Silverio Rotondi, Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna, Christian Faul
Patients affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) exhibit a high risk of cardiovascular mortality that is poorly explained by traditional risk factors. There is a growing awareness about the role of derangement of mineral metabolism that is currently accepted as a trigger and sustainer of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in CKD patients. The synthetic definition of CKD mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) split the concept that the indexes of mineral metabolism extend their effects beyond the bone until the vascular wall and metabolic milieu of CKD patients through complex pathways...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535467/molecular-approaches-to-the-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-production-diseases-in-pigs
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Timothy A Giles, Aouatif Belkhiri, Paul A Barrow, Neil Foster
Production disease in pigs is caused by a variety of different pathogens, mainly enteric and respiratory and can result in significant economic loss. Other factors such as stress, poor husbandry and nutrition can also contribute to an animal's susceptibility to disease. Molecular biomarkers of production disease could be of immense value by improving diagnosis and risk analysis to determine best practice with an impact on increased economic output and animal welfare. In addition to the use of multiplex PCR or microarrays to detect individual or mixed pathogens during infection, these technologies can also be used to monitor the host response to infection via gene expression...
May 17, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535304/the-interplay-of-micrornas-in-the-inflammatory-mechanisms-following-ischemic-stroke
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Seyed Esmaeil Khoshnam, William Winlow, Maryam Farzaneh
Immunity and inflammation are important parameters of the pathophysiology of stroke, a destructive illness that is the second most common cause of death worldwide. Following ischemic stroke, neuroinflammation plays a critical role in neurodegeneration and brain injury. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of endogenously expressed, noncoding RNA molecules that function to inhibit mRNA translation. Recent studies demonstrate that miRNAs are key regulators of inflammatory processes contributing to ischemic stroke injuries...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535268/evaluation-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-as-a-biomarker-of-treatment-response-in-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
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Cristhian A Urzua, Julia Guerrero, Hector Gatica, Victor Velasquez, Annelise Goecke
Purpose: This study is aimed to investigate the role of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) isoforms in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) as biomarkers of glucocorticoid (GC) resistance and to validate a set of clinical predictive factors in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study that included a total of 21 patients with VKH. A complete ophthalmologic evaluation was carried out at baseline that recorded the presence of any clinical predictive factors (visual acuity ≤ 20/200, tinnitus, chronic disease, and fundus depigmentation)...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535157/a-meta-analysis-of-cxcl12-expression-for-cancer-prognosis
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Harsh Samarendra, Keaton Jones, Tatjana Petrinic, Michael A Silva, Srikanth Reddy, Zahir Soonawalla, Alex Gordon-Weeks
BACKGROUND: CXCL12 (SDF1) is reported to promote cancer progression in several preclinical models and this is corroborated by the analysis of human tissue specimens. However, the relationship between CXCL12 expression and cancer survival has not been systematically assessed. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that evaluated the association between CXCL12 expression and cancer survival. RESULTS: Thirty-eight studies inclusive of 5807 patients were included in the analysis of overall, recurrence-free or cancer-specific survival, the majority of which were retrospective...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535155/elevated-apobec3b-expression-drives-a-kataegic-like-mutation-signature-and-replication-stress-related-therapeutic-vulnerabilities-in-p53-defective-cells
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Jenni Nikkilä, Rahul Kumar, James Campbell, Inger Brandsma, Helen N Pemberton, Fredrik Wallberg, Kinga Nagy, Ildikó Scheer, Beata G Vertessy, Artur A Serebrenik, Valentina Monni, Reuben S Harris, Stephen J Pettitt, Alan Ashworth, Christopher J Lord
BACKGROUND: Elevated APOBEC3B expression in tumours correlates with a kataegic pattern of localised hypermutation. We assessed the cellular phenotypes associated with high-level APOBEC3B expression and the influence of p53 status on these phenotypes using an isogenic system. METHODS: We used RNA interference of p53 in cells with inducible APOBEC3B and assessed DNA damage response (DDR) biomarkers. The mutational effects of APOBEC3B were assessed using whole-genome sequencing...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535120/differentiation-of-recurrent-glioblastoma-from-delayed-radiation-necrosis-by-using-voxel-based-multiparametric-analysis-of-mr-imaging-data
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Ra Gyoung Yoon, Ho Sung Kim, Myeong Ju Koh, Woo Hyun Shim, Seung Chai Jung, Sang Joon Kim, Jeong Hoon Kim
Purpose To assess a volume-weighted voxel-based multiparametric (MP) clustering method as an imaging biomarker to differentiate recurrent glioblastoma from delayed radiation necrosis. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the informed consent requirement. Seventy-five patients with pathologic analysis-confirmed recurrent glioblastoma (n = 42) or radiation necrosis (n = 33) who presented with enlarged contrast material-enhanced lesions at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging after they completed concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy were enrolled...
May 23, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535006/gastric-cancer-metabolic-and-metabolomics-perspectives-review
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Shiyu Xiao, Liya Zhou
Gastric cancer is one of the most malignant tumors worldwide and remains a major health threat in Asia-Pacific regions, while its pathological mechanism is generally unknown. Recent research has advanced the understanding of the relationship between metabolic reprogramming and carcinogenesis. In particular, metabolic regulation and cancer research are being further brought into sharp focus with the emergence of metabolomics. Not only can metabolomics provide global information on metabolic profiles of specific tumors, but it can also act as a promising tool to discover biomarkers regarding diagnosis, metastatic surveillance and chemotherapeutic sensitivity prediction...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534999/mir-370-regulates-cell-proliferation-and-migration-by-targeting-egfr-in-gastric-cancer
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Tao Ning, Haiyang Zhang, Xinyi Wang, Shuang Li, Le Zhang, Ting Deng, Likun Zhou, Rui Liu, Xia Wang, Ming Bai, Shaohua Ge, Hongli Li, Dingzhi Huang, Guoguang Ying, Yi Ba
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is known to be overexpressed in ~30% of gastric cancer (GC) cases, and may serve as an effective biomarker for predicting the clinical benefit of anti-EGFR therapy. However, the mechanism underlying the regulation of EGFR expression remains unknown. Evidence indicates that post-transcriptional regulation may exist in the process of EGFR expression. In the present study, we aimed to explore whether miR-370 is involved in this process, and how it impacts the biological behaviors of GC cells...
May 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534997/reduced-expression-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-receptor-mrna-and-protein-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-pre%C3%A2-eclampsia
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Mo Li, Yifan Jia, Yan Ling, Yilu Chen, Lu Zhang, Dan Luo, Lidan Lai, Meijun Guo, Dalei Zhang, Min Ren, Hong Xu, Haibin Kuang
Expression and function of the follicle‑stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) are traditionally thought to be limited to the ovary in females. However, recent studies have indicated that the FSHR is also expressed in endothelial cells of the placental vasculature, and that the haploinsufficiency of the feto‑placental FSHR impaired the growth of the mouse placenta. The aim of the current study was to investigate the placental expression of FSH and FSHR in pregnancies complicated by pre‑eclampsia. Placental tissue samples were collected from 20 pregnancies with pre‑eclampsia and 25 normal pregnancies...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534995/low%C3%A2-level-mechanical-vibration-enhances-osteoblastogenesis-via-a-canonical-wnt-signaling%C3%A2-associated-mechanism
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Heqi Gao, Mingming Zhai, Pan Wang, Xuhui Zhang, Jing Cai, Xiaofei Chen, Guanghao Shen, Erping Luo, Da Jing
Osteoporosis is a skeletal metabolic disease characterized by reduced bone mass and a high susceptibility to fractures, in which osteoblasts and osteoclasts are highly involved in the abnormal bone remodeling processes. Recently, low‑magnitude, high‑frequency whole‑body vibration has been demonstrated to significantly reduce osteopenia experimentally and clinically. However, the underlying mechanism regarding how osteoblastic activity is altered when bone tissues adapt to mechanical vibration remains elusive...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534980/a-proteomic-analysis-identifies-candidate-early-biomarkers-to-predict-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-in-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-patients
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Lan Wu, Yazhou Sun, Jun Wan, Ting Luan, Qing Cheng, Yong Tan
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a potentially life‑threatening, iatrogenic complication that occurs during assisted reproduction. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) significantly increases the risk of OHSS during controlled ovarian stimulation. Therefore, a more effective early prediction technique is required in PCOS patients. Quantitative proteomic analysis of serum proteins indicates the potential diagnostic value for disease. In the present study, the authors revealed the differentially expressed proteins in OHSS patients with PCOS as new diagnostic biomarkers...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534976/mir-130b-regulates-the-proliferation-invasion-and-apoptosis-of-glioma-cells-via-targeting-of-cyld
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Zhi-Qiang Xiao, Teng-Kun Yin, Ya-Xing Li, Jian-He Zhang, Jian-Jun Gu
MicroRNAs are short non-coding RNAs that play important roles in gliomas. However, the role of miR-130b in glioma remains unclear. In the present study, miR-130b expression was upregulated in glioma tissues and cell lines. Kaplan-Meier analysis indicated that the upregulation of miR-130b expression correlated with poor prognoses in glioma patients. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that this upregulation and a high-grade classification were independent factors that both predicted poor outcomes for glioma patients...
May 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534972/identification-of-mir%C3%A2-124a-as-a-novel-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker-in-non%C3%A2-small-cell-lung-cancer-for-chemotherapy
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Pei Luo, Qing Yang, Le-Le Cong, Xiao-Feng Wang, Yu-Sheng Li, Xiao-Ming Zhong, Ru-Ting Xie, Cheng-You Jia, Hui-Qiong Yang, Wen-Ping Li, Xian-Ling Cong, Qing Xia, Da Fu, Qing-Hua Zeng, Yu-Shui Ma
Previous studies have suggested that dysregulation of microRNA (miR) -124a is associated with various types of human cancer. However, there are few studies reporting the level of miR‑124a expression in non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The present study investigated the association between miR‑124a and NSCLC by analyzing the differential expression of miR‑124a in NSCLC using the GEO database, as well as subsequently performing reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis on 160 NSCLC biopsies, 32 of which were paired with adjacent normal tissues...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534971/mir-483-5p-plays-a-protective-role-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Zhenyu Shen, Wenxiang Tang, Jiang Guo, Shenghua Sun
Altered microRNA (miRNA or miR) expression has been reported in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The present study aimed to identify the involvement of miRNAs in the pathophysiology of COPD and to explore the effects of various miRNAs with significant alteration on COPD in vitro. We conducted high‑throughput analysis of miRNAs (miRNA microarray) in lung samples from 10 COPD patients and 10 healthy persons with a validation experiment using quantitative (real‑time) polymerase chain reaction (real‑time PCR) panels...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534970/correlation-of-four-potential-biomarkers-of-liver-fibrosis-with-liver-function-and-grade-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-a-neonatal-cholestatic-rat-model
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Ning Tang, Yaping Zhang, Zeyu Liu, Xuemei Ai, Qinghong Liang
The present study investigated the correlation between four serum biomarkers of liver fibrosis, liver function and pathological hepatic fibrosis grade in neonatal cholestatic rats. A total of 38 Sprague‑Dawley rats, aged 3 weeks, were randomly assigned to the experimental group (EG), control group (CG) and the blank control group (BCG). EG received intragastric administration of 1% α‑naphthylisothiocyanate, 75 mg/kg, to induce acute cholestasis liver injury, CG and BCG were set as control groups. Blood samples from all groups were collected 48 h following the procedure...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534955/long-non%C3%A2-coding-rna-ab019562-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-metastasis-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Fan Wu, Jie Li, Xin Du, Weisan Zhang, Ping Lei, Qiang Zhang
Increasing evidence has supported the prognostic and therapeutic values of long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) in human tumorigenesis. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as one of the most refractory diseases, continues to warrant investigation for novel clues to enable early diagnosis. In the present study, the role of LncRNA AB019562 in cell proliferation and metastasis was investigated in HCC. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis was performed to determine the expression of AB019562 in clinical HCC samples and cultured HCC cells...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534953/proteomic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-proteins-in-kidneys-of-brain-dead-rabbits
#20
Ling Li, Ning Li, Chongxiang He, Wei Huang, Xiaoli Fan, Zibiao Zhong, Yanfeng Wang, Qifa Ye
A large number of previous clinical studies have reported a delayed graft function for brain dead donors, when compared with living relatives or cadaveric organ transplantations. However, there is no accurate method for the quality evaluation of kidneys from brain‑dead donors. In the present study, two‑dimensional gel electrophoresis and MALDI‑TOF MS‑based comparative proteomic analysis were conducted to profile the differentially‑expressed proteins between brain death and the control group renal tissues...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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