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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098892/metabolomics-study-on-primary-dysmenorrhea-patients-during-the-luteal-regression-stage-based-on-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-quadrupole%C3%A2-time%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Ling Fang, Caiyun Gu, Xinyu Liu, Jiabin Xie, Zhiguo Hou, Meng Tian, Jia Yin, Aizhu Li, Yubo Li
Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is a common gynecological disorder which, while not life‑threatening, severely affects the quality of life of women. Most patients with PD suffer ovarian hormone imbalances caused by uterine contraction, which results in dysmenorrhea. PD patients may also suffer from increases in estrogen levels caused by increased levels of prostaglandin synthesis and release during luteal regression and early menstruation. Although PD pathogenesis has been previously reported on, these studies only examined the menstrual period and neglected the importance of the luteal regression stage...
January 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089618/24-hour-protein-arginine-and-citrulline-metabolism-in-fed-critically-ill-children-a-stable-isotope-tracer-study
#2
Carlijn T I de Betue, Xiomara C Garcia Casal, Dick A van Waardenburg, Stephen M Schexnayder, Koen F M Joosten, Nicolaas E P Deutz, Marielle P K J Engelen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The reference method to study protein and arginine metabolism in critically ill children is measuring plasma amino acid appearances with stable isotopes during a short (4-8 h) time period and extrapolate results to 24-h. However, 24-h measurements may be variable due to critical illness related factors and a circadian rhythm could be present. Since only short duration stable isotope studies in critically ill children have been conducted before, the aim of this study was to investigate 24-h appearance of specific amino acids representing protein and arginine metabolism, with stable isotope techniques in continuously fed critically ill children...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079511/circulating-carotenoids-and-subsequent-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-women
#3
Yang Hu, Jing Cui, Jeffrey A Sparks, Susan Malspeis, Karen H Costenbader, Elizabeth W Karlson, Bing Lu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to examine the associations between circulating carotenoids and future risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study consisting of 227 incident RA cases and 671 matched controls with prospectively measured plasma carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene and lutein/zeaxanthin) levels in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and Nurses' Health Study II (NHS II). Each incident RA case was matched with 3 healthy controls...
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078386/early-differences-in-islets-from-prediabetic-nod-mice-combined-microarray-and-proteomic-analysis
#4
Inne Crèvecoeur, Valborg Gudmundsdottir, Saurabh Vig, Fernanda Marques Câmara Sodré, Wannes D'Hertog, Ana Carolina Fierro, Leentje Van Lommel, Conny Gysemans, Kathleen Marchal, Etienne Waelkens, Frans Schuit, Søren Brunak, Lut Overbergh, Chantal Mathieu
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Type 1 diabetes is an endocrine disease where a long preclinical phase, characterised by immune cell infiltration in the islets of Langerhans, precedes elevated blood glucose levels and disease onset. Although several studies have investigated the role of the immune system in this process of insulitis, the importance of the beta cells themselves in the initiation of type 1 diabetes is less well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate intrinsic differences present in the islets from diabetes-prone NOD mice before the onset of insulitis...
January 12, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077676/a-ptk7-targeted-antibody-drug-conjugate-reduces-tumor-initiating-cells-and-induces-sustained-tumor-regressions
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Marc Damelin, Alexander Bankovich, Jeffrey Bernstein, Justin Lucas, Liang Chen, Samuel Williams, Albert Park, Jorge Aguilar, Elana Ernstoff, Manoj Charati, Russell Dushin, Monette Aujay, Christina Lee, Hanna Ramoth, Milly Milton, Johannes Hampl, Sasha Lazetic, Virginia Pulito, Edward Rosfjord, Yongliang Sun, Lindsay King, Frank Barletta, Alison Betts, Magali Guffroy, Hadi Falahatpisheh, Christopher J O'Donnell, Robert Stull, Marybeth Pysz, Paul Escarpe, David Liu, Orit Foord, Hans Peter Gerber, Puja Sapra, Scott J Dylla
Disease relapse after treatment is common in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), ovarian cancer (OVCA), and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Therapies that target tumor-initiating cells (TICs) should improve patient survival by eliminating the cells that can drive tumor recurrence and metastasis. We demonstrate that protein tyrosine kinase 7 (PTK7), a highly conserved but catalytically inactive receptor tyrosine kinase in the Wnt signaling pathway, is enriched on TICs in low-passage TNBC, OVCA, and NSCLC patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
January 11, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074337/economic-burden-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-italy-possible-consequences-on-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibody-positive-patients
#6
Francesco Saverio Mennini, Andrea Marcellusi, Lara Gitto, Florenzo Iannone
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease with a substantial medical and economic burden. In Italy, it affects approximately 280,000 people, therefore representing the musculoskeletal disease with the highest economic impact in terms of costs for the National Health Service and the social security system. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the annual economic burden of RA in Italy and determine the potential cost reduction considering the most effective biologic treatment for early rapidly progressing RA (ERPRA) patients...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068286/pathobiochemical-mechanisms-relating-iron-homeostasis-to-parameters-of-inflammatory-activity-and-autoimmune-disorders-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Katya I Stefanova, Ginka T Delcheva, Ana I Maneva, Anastas Z Batalov, Mariela G Geneva-Popova, Rositza V Karalilova, Kiril K Simitchiev
AIM: To find the correlations between the parameters of iron homeostasis, inflammatory activity and autoimmune disorders in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study included 114 patients with RA and 42 healthy controls. We determined the parameters of iron homeostasis: serum iron, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), ferritin and soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), the parameters of inflammatory activity: C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and prohepcidin, and the parameters of autoimmune disorders: rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (antiCCP) antibodies, and DAS 28...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058964/fasting-and-postprandial-plasma-citrulline-and-the-correlation-to-intestinal-function-evaluated-by-72-hour-metabolic-balance-studies-in-short-bowel-jejunostomy-patients-with-intestinal-failure
#8
Hilde Fjermestad, Mark Hvistendahl, Palle Bekker Jeppesen
BACKGROUND: Fasting plasma citrulline (p-citrulline) is a marker of functional enterocyte mass. However, the optimal timing of measurement in relation to meals has yet to be clarified. Furthermore, p-citrulline has been proposed to be a surrogate marker for small bowel length and intestinal absorption parameters in short bowel syndrome patients with intestinal failure (SBS-IF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients with SBS-IF and 8 healthy controls (HCs) were given a standardized mixed test meal, and p-citrulline was measured 15 minutes before and 60, 120, and 180 minutes after completion of the meal...
January 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053322/vav1-regulates-experimental-autoimmune-arthritis-and-is-associated-with-anti-ccp-negative-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
A O Guerreiro-Cacais, U Norin, A Gyllenberg, R Berglund, A D Beyeen, E Petit-Teixeira, F Cornélis, A Saoudi, G J Fournié, R Holmdahl, L Alfredsson, L Klareskog, M Jagodic, T Olsson, I Kockum, L Padyukov
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients can be stratified into two subgroups defined by the presence or absence of antibodies against citrullinated circular peptides (anti-CCP) with most of the genetic association found in anti-CCP positive RA. Here we addressed the role of VAV1, previously associated to multiple sclerosis (MS), in the pathogenesis of RA in experimental models and in a genetic association study. Experimental arthritis triggered by pristane or collagen type II was induced in DA rats and in the DA...
January 5, 2017: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051887/autoimmunity-as-a-trigger-for-structural-bone-damage-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Georg Schett
Bone loss is a central feature of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is considered to represent a sign of irreversible structural damage triggered by chronic inflammation. Recent evidence, however, suggests that autoantibodies are an important and earlier driver for bone damage in RA. This article summarizes current evidence for the role of RA-related autoantibodies in mediating bone loss. Rheumatoid factor and antibodies recognizing modified (citrullinated) proteins are the central features of autoimmunity in RA patients...
January 9, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049385/anti-cyclic-citrullinated-glucose-6-phosphate-isomerase-peptide-7-ccg-7-antibodies-were-suppressed-by-biologics-treatment-and-deposited-to-citrullinated-proteins-in-cd68-positive-cells-in-the-ra-synovium
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Naoto Umeda, Isao Matsumoto, Yuki Tanaka, Hoshimi Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Ebe, Yayoi Kagami, Akihito Ishigami, Takayuki Sumida
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January 4, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045905/human-leukocytes-kill-brugia-malayi-microfilariae-independently-of-dna-based-extracellular-trap-release
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Ciaran J McCoy, Barbara J Reaves, Steeve Giguère, Ruby Coates, Balázs Rada, Adrian J Wolstenholme
BACKGROUND: Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori infect over 100 million people worldwide and are the causative agents of lymphatic filariasis. Some parasite carriers are amicrofilaremic whilst others facilitate mosquito-based disease transmission through blood-circulating microfilariae (Mf). Recent findings, obtained largely from animal model systems, suggest that polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) contribute to parasitic nematode-directed type 2 immune responses. When exposed to certain pathogens PMNs release extracellular traps (NETs) in the form of chromatin loaded with various antimicrobial molecules and proteases...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036059/methionine-and-choline-supply-during-the-periparturient-period-alter-plasma-amino-acid-and-one-carbon-metabolism-profiles-to-various-extents-potential-role-in-hepatic-metabolism-and-antioxidant-status
#13
Zheng Zhou, Mario Vailati-Riboni, Daniel N Luchini, Juan J Loor
The objective of this study was to profile plasma amino acids (AA) and derivatives of their metabolism during the periparturient period in response to supplemental rumen-protected methionine (MET) or rumen-protected choline (CHOL). Forty cows were fed from -21 through 30 days around parturition in a 2 × 2 factorial design a diet containing MET or CHOL. MET supply led to greater circulating methionine and proportion of methionine in the essential AA pool, total AA, and total sulfur-containing compounds. Lysine in total AA also was greater in these cows, indicating a better overall AA profile...
December 29, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035541/effect-of-artemisia-annua-extract-on-treating-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Min Yang, Ming-Yang Guo, Yong Luo, Ming-Dong Yun, Jiao Yan, Tao Liu, Chang-Hong Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect and safety of the complementary use of the extract of Artemisia annua L. (EAA) on treating active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed. All the 159 participates with active RA were randomly assigned to the control group (80 cases) and EAA group (79 cases). In the control group, patients were medicated with leflflunomide and methotrexate for 48 weeks; and patients in the EAA group were administrated with leflflunomide, methotrexate plus EAA (30 g/d)...
December 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034972/the-association-between-musculoskeletal-pain-and-circulating-ornithine-a-population-based-study
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Pekka Mäntyselkä, Toni Ali-Sisto, Hannu Kautiainen, Leo Niskanen, Heimo Viinamäki, Vidya Velagapudi, Soili M Lehto
OBJECTIVE:  Based on several previous clinical studies, we hypothesized that ornithine levels are different among subjects with persistent musculoskeletal pain compared with other subjects in the population. DESIGN:  The study sample consisted of 221 adults with nonpersistent pain, 76 with persistent pain, and 61 with no pain. Concentrations of glutamic acid, ornithine, citrulline, arginine, proline, and spermidine were analyzed using a mass spectrometer. SETTING:  Lapinlahti municipality in Finland...
December 29, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029744/high-titer-rheumatoid-arthritis-antibodies-preferentially-bind-fibrinogen-citrullinated-by-peptidyl-arginine-deiminase-4
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Nathalie E Blachère, Salina Parveen, Mayu O Frank, Brian D Dill, Henrik Molina, Dana E Orange
OBJECTIVE: Most patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) harbor antibodies to citrullinated autoantigens, such as citrullinated fibrinogen. Two isoforms of peptidyl arginine deiminase (PAD), PAD2 and PAD4, which catalyze citrullination with different substrate specificities, can be detected in RA synovium. This study was undertaken to determine whether RA patient antibodies preferentially bind PAD2 or PAD4 citrullinated fibrinogen. METHODS: RA patient and normal donor plasma was tested for binding to PAD2 or PAD4 citrullinated fibrinogen, native fibrinogen, or citrullinated fibrinogen peptides in various dilutions by ELISA and Western blot...
December 28, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029071/predicting-citrullination-sites-in-protein-sequences-using-mrmr-method-and-random-forest-algorithm
#17
Qing Zhang, Xijun Sun, Kaiyan Feng, ShaoPeng Wang, Yu-Hang Zhang, SiBao Wang, Lin Lu, Yu-Dong Cai
As one of essential post-translational modifications (PTMs), the citrullination or deimination on an arginine residue would change the molecular weight and electrostatic charge of its side-chain. And it has been found that the citrullination in protein sequences was catalyzed by a type of Ca2+-dependent enzyme family called peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD), which include five isotypes: PAD1, 2, 3, 4/5, and 6. Citrullinated proteins participate in many biological processes, e.g. the citrullination of myelin basic protein (MBP) assists the early development of central nervous system...
December 27, 2016: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028684/are-obesity-acpas-and-periodontitis-conditions-that-influence-the-risk-of-developing-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-first-degree-relatives
#18
Sonia Unriza-Puin, Wilson Bautista-Molano, Gloria I Lafaurie, Rafael Valle-Oñate, Philippe Chalem, Lorena Chila-Moreno, Juan Manuel Bello-Gualtero, Consuelo Romero-Sánchez
The aim of this study was to investigate the body mass index (BMI), anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) status and the presence of periodontitis and IgG-1/IgG-2 antibodies against Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) in the first-degree relatives (FDRs) of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and compare these variables with a control group of healthy individuals from the general population. In total, 100 FDR individuals and 200 healthy controls matched by age and gender were included. Rheumatologic and periodontal assessment was performed, and the presence of ACPAs and anti-P...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002590/association-between-174g-c-and-572g-c-interleukin-6-gene-polymorphisms-and-severe-radiographic-damage-to-the-hands-of-mexican-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-preliminary-report
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S A Zavaleta-Muñiz, L Gonzalez-Lopez, J D Murillo-Vazquez, A M Saldaña-Cruz, M L Vazquez-Villegas, B T Martín-Márquez, J C Vasquez-Jimenez, F Sandoval-Garcia, A J Ruiz-Padilla, N S Fajardo-Robledo, J M Ponce-Guarneros, A D Rocha-Muñoz, M F Alcaraz-Lopez, D Cardona-Müller, S E Totsuka-Sutto, E D Rubio-Arellano, J I Gamez-Nava
Several interleukin 6 gene (IL6) polymorphisms are implicated in susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It has not yet been established with certainty if these polymorphisms are associated with the severe radiographic damage observed in some RA patients, particularly those with the development of joint bone ankylosis (JBA). The objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between severe radiographic damage in hands and the -174G/C and -572G/C IL6 polymorphisms in Mexican Mestizo people with RA...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002483/physical-characteristics-of-a-citrullinated-pro-filaggrin-epitope-recognized-by-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-sera
#20
Nicole Hartwig Trier, Bettina Eide Holm, Ole Slot, Henning Locht, Hanne Lindegaard, Anders Svendsen, Gunnar Houen
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease of complex etiology. A characteristic feature of a subset of RA is the presence of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA), which correlate with a progressive disease course. In this study, we employed streptavidin capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to analyze ACPA reactivity. Using the pro-filaggrin peptide HQCHQEST-Cit-GRSRGRCGRSGS, as template, we analyzed the reactivity of RA sera and healthy donor sera to various peptides in order to determine the physical characteristics of the citrullinated pro-filaggrin epitope and to examine whether biotin labelling influence antibody recognition...
2016: PloS One
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