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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210620/association-of-ptpn22-haplotypes-1123g-c-1858c-t-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-western-mexican-population
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Yeniley Ruiz-Noa, Jorge Ramón Padilla-Gutiérrez, Jorge Hernández-Bello, Claudia Azucena Palafox-Sánchez, Yeminia Valle, Edith Oregón-Romero, Ana Laura Pereira-Suárez, Ana Guilaisne Bernard-Medina, José Francisco Muñoz-Valle
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP), a consequence of the breakdown of immune tolerance. The lymphoid tyrosine phosphatase (Lyp) protein has significant effects on maintenance of peripheral immune tolerance. Two polymorphic variants (-1123G>C and +1858C>T) at PTPN22 gene that encodes this protein have been associated with autoimmune disorders and found in strong linkage disequilibrium in Caucasian population...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209419/a-safety-and-pharmacokinetic-dosing-study-of-glucagon-like-peptide-2-in-infants-with-intestinal-failure
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David L Sigalet, Mary E Brindle, Dana Boctor, Bryan Dicken, Viona Lam, Lily Sia Lu, Elaine de Heuvel, Bolette Hartmann, Jens J Holst
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) analogues are approved for adults with intestinal failure (IF), but no studies have included infants. This study examined the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, and nutritional effects of GLP-2 in infants with IF. METHODS: With parental consent (Health Canada Protocol:150,979), parenteral nutrition (PN)-dependent infants were treated with 5-20-μg/kg/day GLP-2 for 3days (phase 1), and if tolerated continued for 42days (phase 2)...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207794/protected-graft-copolymer-formulated-fibroblast-growth-factors-mitigate-the-lethality-of-partial-body-irradiation-injury
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Gerardo M Castillo, Akiko Nishimoto-Ashfield, Cynthia C Jones, Kasim K Kabirov, Alexander Zakharov, Alexander V Lyubimov
We evaluated the mitigating effects of fibroblast growth factor 4 and 7 (FGF4 and FGF7, respectively) in comparison with long acting protected graft copolymer (PGC)-formulated FGF4 and 7 (PF4 and PF7, respectively) administered to C57BL/6J mice a day after exposure to LD50/30 (15.7 Gy) partial body irradiation (PBI) which targeted the gastrointestinal (GI) system. The PGC that we developed increased the bioavailability of FGF4 and FGF7 by 5- and 250-fold compared to without PGC, respectively, and also sustained a 24 hr presence in the blood after a single subcutaneous administration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207514/arginine-methylation-dysfunction-increased-risk-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-coronary-artery-disease-population-a-case-control-study
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Shengyu Zhang, Shuyang Zhang, Hongyun Wang, Wei Wu, Yicong Ye
The plasma levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) had been proved to be an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Few studies involved the entire arginine methylation dysfunction. This study was designed to investigate whether arginine methylation dysfunction is associated with acute coronary syndrome risk in coronary artery disease population.In total 298 patients undergoing coronary angiography because of chest pain with the diagnosis of stable angina pectoris or acute coronary syndrome from February 2013 to June 2014 were included...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207326/micro-rna-146a-but-not-irak1-is-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-tunisian-population
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Hana Ben Hassine, Asma Boumiza, Rim Sghiri, Khadija Baccouche, Imen Boussaid, Ahlem Atig, Zahid Shakoor, Elyes Bouajina, Ramzi Zemni
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by the production of an array of proinflammatory cytokines through the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) signaling pathway. Interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R) and Toll-like receptors contain a common cytoplasmic motif the Toll/IL-1R (TIR) homology domain. This motif is required for NF-κB activation. IL-1R-associated kinase 1 (IRAK1) is a key adapter molecule recruited during the signaling cascade of the TIR...
February 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205333/longitudinal-study-of-clinical-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-predict-study
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Paul Bird, Dave Nicholls, Rina Barrett, Julien de Jager, Hedley Griffiths, Lynden Roberts, Kathleen Tymms, Philip McCloud, Geoffrey Littlejohn
AIM: To assess the association between baseline clinical prognostic factors and subsequent Disease Activity Score of 28 joints (DAS28) remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Data were collected using point of care clinical software from participating rheumatology centres. Patients aged 18 years or over whose date of clinical onset of RA was within the previous 12-24 months, who had at least 6 months of follow-up data and a DAS28-ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) score recorded between 12 and 24 months from first being seen for RA were included...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198158/only-rheumatoid-factor-positive-subset-of-anti-citrullinated-peptide-protein-antibody-negative-rheumatoid-arthritis-may-seroconvert-to-anti-citrullinated-peptide-protein-antibody-positive
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Ryosuke Hiwa, Koichiro Ohmura, Shuichiro Nakabo, Chikashi Terao, Kosaku Murakami, Ran Nakashima, Yoshitaka Imura, Naoichiro Yukawa, Hajime Yoshifuji, Motomu Hashimoto, Moritoshi Furu, Hiromu Ito, Takao Fujii, Tsuneyo Mimori
AIM: Anti-citrullinated peptide/protein antibody (ACPA) has been reported to occur in about 60% of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and about 80% in patients with established RA. While ACPA seroconversion is possible, previous reports have shown that it rarely occurs. We retrospectively determined the proportion of patients who underwent ACPA seroconversion and described the clinical characteristics of these cases. METHODS: ACPA-negative RA patients who had undergone ACPA assessment more than once with an interval of 3 months or longer were investigated for ACPA seroconversion...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188129/enhancement-of-fracture-healing-in-the-rat-modulated-by-compounds-that-stimulate-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-acceleration-of-fracture-healing-via-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase
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R A Rajfer, A Kilic, A S Neviaser, L M Schulte, S M Hlaing, J Landeros, M G Ferrini, E Ebramzadeh, S-H Park
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effects on fracture healing of two up-regulators of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in a rat model of an open femoral osteotomy: tadalafil, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, and the recently reported nutraceutical, COMB-4 (consisting of L-citrulline, Paullinia cupana, ginger and muira puama), given orally for either 14 or 42 days. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Unilateral femoral osteotomies were created in 58 male rats and fixed with an intramedullary compression nail...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188029/peptidylarginine-deiminase-2-is-required-for-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-induced-citrullination-and-arthritis-but-not-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation
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Mandar Bawadekar, Daeun Shim, Chad J Johnson, Thomas F Warner, Ryan Rebernick, Dres Damgaard, Claus H Nielsen, Ger J M Pruijn, Jeniel E Nett, Miriam A Shelef
Citrullination, the post-translational conversion of arginines to citrullines, may contribute to rheumatoid arthritis development given the generation of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs). However, it is not known which peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) catalyzes the citrullination seen in inflammation. PAD4 exacerbates inflammatory arthritis and is critical for neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs display citrullinated antigens targeted by ACPAs and thus may be a source of citrullinated protein...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183721/carbamylation-of-vimentin-is-inducible-by-smoking-and-represents-an-independent-autoantigen-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Caroline Ospelt, Holger Bang, Eugen Feist, Giovanni Camici, Stephan Keller, Jacqueline Detert, Anette Krämer, Steffen Gay, Khetam Ghannam, Gerd R Burmester
OBJECTIVES: Smoking has been connected to citrullination of antigens and formation of anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPAs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Since smoking can modify proteins by carbamylation (formation of homocitrulline), this study was conducted to investigate these effects on vimentin in animal models and RA. METHODS: The efficiency of enzymatic carbamylation of vimentin was characterised. B-cell response was investigated after immunisation of rabbits with different vimentin isoforms...
February 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182854/anti-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-are-associated-with-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-the-sputum-in-relatives-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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M Kristen Demoruelle, Kylie K Harrall, Linh Ho, Monica M Purmalek, Nickie L Seto, Heather M Rothfuss, Michael H Weisman, Joshua J Solomon, Aryeh Fischer, Yuko Okamoto, Lindsay B Kelmenson, Mark C Parish, Marie Feser, Chelsie Fleischer, Courtney Anderson, Michael Mahler, Jill M Norris, Mariana J Kaplan, Brian D Cherrington, V Michael Holers, Kevin D Deane
OBJECTIVES: Studies suggest that rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-related autoimmunity is initiated at a mucosal site. However, the factors associated with the mucosal generation of this autoimmunity are unknown, especially in individuals who are at-risk for future RA. Therefore, we tested anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies in the sputum of RA-free first-degree relatives (FDRs) of RA patients and patients with classifiable RA. METHODS: We evaluated induced sputum and serum from 67 FDRs and 20 RA subjects for anti-CCP-IgA and anti-CCP-IgG, with cut-off levels for positivity determined in a control population...
February 9, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182837/fibromyalgia-predicts-two-year-changes-in-functional-status-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Hyein Kim, Jing Cui, Michelle Frits, Christine Iannaccone, Jonathan Coblyn, Nancy A Shadick, Michael E Weinblatt, Yvonne C Lee
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Previous cross sectional studies have shown that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with fibromyalgia (FM) have higher disease activity, greater medical costs and worse quality of life compared to RA patients without FM. We determined the impact of FM on 2-year changes in functional status of RA patients in a prospective study. METHODS: Subjects included participants in the Brigham Rheumatoid Arthritis Sequential Study enrolled in a substudy of the effects of pain in RA...
February 9, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182665/padi4-and-the-hla-drb1-shared-epitope-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Kaori Hisa, Masakatsu D Yanagimachi, Takuya Naruto, Takako Miyamae, Masako Kikuchi, Rhoki Hara, Tomoyuki Imagawa, Shumpei Yokota, Masaaki Mori
OBJECTIVE: Both genetic and environmental factors are associated with susceptibility to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Many studies have reported that both a 'shared epitope' (SE) encoded by several HLA-DRB1 alleles and the peptidyl arginine deiminase type 4 (PADI4) gene polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, it is uncertain whether JIA and RA share the latter genetic risk factor. Therefore, here we investigated relationships between HLA-SE and PADI4 polymorphisms with clinical subtypes of JIA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179487/supplemental-citrulline-is-more-efficient-than-arginine-in-increasing-systemic-arginine-availability-in-mice
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Umang Agarwal, Inka C Didelija, Yang Yuan, Xiaoying Wang, Juan C Marini
Background: Arginine is considered to be an essential amino acid in various (patho)physiologic conditions of high demand. However, dietary arginine supplementation suffers from various drawbacks, including extensive first-pass extraction. Citrulline supplementation may be a better alternative than arginine, because its only fate in vivo is conversion into arginine.Objective: The goal of the present research was to determine the relative efficiency of arginine and citrulline supplementation to improve arginine availability...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179079/exploiting-charge-differences-for-the-analysis-of-challenging-post-translational-modifications-by-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry
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Klaus Faserl, Bettina Sarg, Verena Maurer, Herbert H Lindner
Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) in combination with mass spectrometry (MS) is typically employed for mapping modifications in proteins and peptides. Here we applied a low-flow capillary electrophoresis (CE) -electrospray ionization interface coupled to Orbitrap mass spectrometers to analyze challenging modifications such as asparagine deamidation, aspartate isomerization, arginine citrullination, and phosphopeptide isomers. We achieved excellent resolution of asparagine (Asn), aspartic acid (Asp) and isoaspartic acid (iso-Asp) containing peptides using a synthetic peptide mixture...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178400/levels-of-l-arginine-and-l-citrulline-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction-of-different-etiology
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A Barassi, M M Corsi Romanelli, R Pezzilli, C A L Damele, L Vaccalluzzo, G Goi, N Papini, G M Colpi, L Massaccesi, G V Melzi d'Eril
Nitric oxide is a physiologic signal essential to penile erection. l-citrulline (l-Cit) is converted into l-arginine (l-Arg), the precursor from which nitric oxide is generated. The level of l-Arg and l-Cit in the field of male sexual function remains relatively underexplored. The aim of the study was to evaluate the level of serum l-Arg and of l-Cit in a group of patients with erectile dysfunction. Diagnosis and severity of erectile dysfunction was based on the IIEF-5 and its etiology was classified as arteriogenic (A-ED), borderline (BL-ED), and non-arteriogenic (NA-ED) with penile echo-color-Doppler in basal condition and after intracaversous injection of prostaglandin E1...
February 8, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176807/transcriptional-firing-helps-to-drive-netosis
#17
Meraj A Khan, Nades Palaniyar
Neutrophils are short-lived innate immune cells. These cells respond quickly to stimuli, and die within minutes to hours; the relevance of DNA transcription in dying neutrophils remains an enigma for several decades. Here we show that the transcriptional activity reflects the degree of DNA decondensation occurring in both NADPH oxidase 2 (Nox)-dependent and Nox-independent neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation or NETosis. Transcriptomics analyses show that transcription starts at multiple loci in all chromosomes earlier in the rapid Nox-independent NETosis (induced by calcium ionophore A23187) than Nox-dependent NETosis (induced by PMA)...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169465/correlation-between-plasma-levels-of-arginine-and-citrulline-in-preterm-and-full-term-neonates-therapeutical-implications
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Mike T Contreras, Maria J Gallardo, Luis R Betancourt, Pedro V Rada, Gerardo A Ceballos, Luis E Hernandez, Luis F Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Preterm neonates exhibit several deficiencies that endanger their lives. Understanding those disturbances will provide tools for the management of preterm neonates. The present work focuses on arginine and citrulline which has been flagged among the biochemical landmarks of prematurity. METHODS: We examined blood samples of preterm newborns as compared with mature neonates to determine the levels of arginine and citrulline by capillary zone electrophoresis with laser induced fluorescence detection (CZE-LIFD)...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167521/ddar-pa1196-regulates-expression-of-dimethylarginine-dimethylaminohydrolase-for-the-metabolism-of-methylarginines-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
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Benjamin R Lundgren, Frank J Bailey, Gabriella Moley, Christopher T Nomura
: Dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolases or DDAHs catalyze the hydrolysis of methylarginines to yield L-citrulline and methylamines as products. DDAHs and their central roles in methylarginine metabolism have been characterized for eukaryotic cells. While DDAHs are known to exist in some bacteria, including Streptomyces coelicolor and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the physiological importance and genetic regulation of bacterial DDAHs remain poorly understood. To provide some insight into bacterial methylarginine metabolism, this study focused on identifying the key elements or factors regulating DDAH expression in P...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166238/integrin-dependent-cell-adhesion-to-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-through-engagement-of-fibronectin-in-neutrophil-like-cells
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Marcello Monti, Francesca Iommelli, Viviana De Rosa, Maria Vincenza Carriero, Roberta Miceli, Rosa Camerlingo, Giovanni Di Minno, Silvana Del Vecchio
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), originally recognized as a host defense mechanism, were reported to promote thrombosis and metastatic dissemination of cancer cells. Here we tested the role of integrins α5β1 and ανβ3 in the adhesion of cancer cells to NETs. Neutrophil-like cells stimulated with calcium ionophore (A23187) were used as a stable source of cell-free NETs-enriched suspensions. Using NETs as an adhesion substrate, two human K562 cell lines, differentially expressing α5β1 and ανβ3 integrins, were subjected to adhesion assays in the presence or absence of DNAse 1, blocking antibodies against α5β1 or ανβ3, alone or in combination with DNAse 1, and Proteinase K...
2017: PloS One
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