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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780383/human-metapneumovirus-infection-inhibits-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-expression-in-human-macrophages
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Youxian Li, Stine Østerhus, Ingvild B Johnsen
Human cathelicidin antimicriobial peptide (CAMP) is a critical component of host innate immunity with both antimicrobial and immunomodulatory functions. Several pathogens have been shown to downregulate CAMP expression, yet it is unclear if such modulation occurs during a viral infection. In this study, we showed that infection with human metapneumovirus (hMPV), one of the leading causes of respiratory tract infections in young children, strongly suppressed basal and vitamin-D induced CAMP expression in human macrophages...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771914/regulation-of-vitamin-d-metabolizing-enzymes-in-murine-renal-and-extrarenal-tissues-by-dietary-phosphate-fgf23-and-1-25-oh-2d3
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Larissa Kägi, Carla Bettoni, Eva M Pastor-Arroyo, Udo Schnitzbauer, Nati Hernando, Carsten A Wagner
BACKGROUND: The 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) together with parathyroid hormone (PTH) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) regulates calcium (Ca2+) and phosphate (Pi) homeostasis, 1,25(OH)2D3 synthesis is mediated by hydroxylases of the cytochrome P450 (Cyp) family. Vitamin D is first modified in the liver by the 25-hydroxylases CYP2R1 and CYP27A1 and further activated in the kidney by the 1α-hydroxylase CYP27B1, while the renal 24-hydroxylase CYP24A1 catalyzes the first step of its inactivation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754009/dietary-nitrogen-and-calcium-modulate-cyp27b1-expression-in-young-goats
#3
M R Wilkens, K Elfers, M Schmicke, G Breves, A S Muscher-Banse
In livestock, feeding a reduced nitrogen (N) diet is favored for economic and ecological reasons. Ruminants cope more easily with a reduced N diet than monogastric species. However, changes in mineral homeostasis such as a reduction in 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2 D3 ) concentrations, calcium (Ca), and IGF1 levels were observed in goats kept on a reduced N diet. The decrease in 1,25-(OH)2 D3 occurred even during a simultaneous reduction in dietary N and Ca, whereas a solitary Ca reduction stimulated 1,25-(OH)2 D3 synthesis...
April 3, 2018: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753474/intramammary-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-3-treatment-modulates-innate-immune-responses-to-endotoxin-induced-mastitis
#4
Kathryn E Merriman, Jessi L Powell, Jose E P Santos, Corwin D Nelson
Vitamin D signaling in response to pathogen-associated molecules contributes to activation of innate immune responses of bovine monocytes. We hypothesized that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of bacteria associated with mastitis in dairy cows activates the vitamin D pathway in innate immune cells of the udder and that increasing availability of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D3 ] would augment expression of vitamin D-associated genes. The objective of this experiment was to determine the effects of intramammary LPS and 25(OH)D3 treatments on activation of the vitamin D pathway and innate immune responses of mammary immune cells...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751971/cardiac-hypertrophy-elevates-serum-levels-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23
#5
Isao Matsui, Tatsufumi Oka, Yasuo Kusunoki, Daisuke Mori, Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Ayumi Matsumoto, Karin Shimada, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Keiichi Kubota, Sayoko Yonemoto, Tomoaki Higo, Yusuke Sakaguchi, Yoshitsugu Takabatake, Takayuki Hamano, Yoshitaka Isaka
Several experimental studies have shown that fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) induces left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). However, the opposite directional relationship, namely a potential effect of LVH on FGF23, remains uncertain. Here we evaluated the effects of LVH on FGF23 using cardiomyocyte-specific calcineurin A transgenic mice. At six weeks, these mice showed severe LVH, with elevated levels of serum intact FGF23. FGF23 levels were elevated in cardiomyocytes, but not osteocytes, of the transgenic animals...
May 8, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715698/antenatal-vitamin-d-preserves-placental-vascular-and-fetal-growth-in-experimental-chorioamnionitis-due-to-intra-amniotic-endotoxin-exposure
#6
Michael W Cookson, Sharon L Ryan, Gregory J Seedorf, R Blair Dodson, Steve H Abman, Erica W Mandell
BACKGROUND:  Chorioamnionitis (CA) is associated with a high risk for the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) after preterm birth, but mechanisms that increase susceptibility for BPD and strategies to prevent BPD are uncertain. As a model of CA, antenatal intra-amniotic (IA) endotoxin (ETX) exposure alters placental structure, causes fetal growth restriction, increases perinatal mortality, and causes sustained cardiorespiratory abnormalities throughout infancy. Vitamin D (Vit D) has been shown to have both anti-inflammatory and proangiogenic properties...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710028/vitamin-d-deficiency-increases-lipogenesis-and-reduces-beta-oxidation-in-the-liver-of-diet-induced-obese-mice
#7
Celina Carvalho Borges, Andreza Fernandes Salles, Isabele Bringhenti, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-DE-Lacerda, Marcia Barbosa Aguila
The study was conducted to understand better the mechanisms involved in liver changes when there is a combination of diet-induced obesity (DIO) and vitamin D deficiency (VDD). After 8 wk of feeding a control diet (C group) or a high-fat diet (HF), both with vitamin D, and counterpart groups without vitamin D (VitD- groups), we found in plasma: higher alanine aminotransferase, and aspartate aminotransferase in the VitD- groups, and more elevated total cholesterol in the HF group. Compared to their counterparts, HF and HF/VitD- showed hyperinsulinemia and higher hepatic triglycerides and steatosis...
2018: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685623/dysregulated-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-levels-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-can-be-restored-by-changing-to-a-lower-fat-diet-in-mice
#8
Young Sun Jung, Dayong Wu, Donald Smith, Simin Nikbin Meydani, Sung Nim Han
Altered regulation of vitamin D metabolites, 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25[OH]2 D), was observed in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. We hypothesized that these HFD-induced changes in vitamin D metabolism would be reversed by decreasing fat mass through dietary intervention. Four-week-old C57BL/6J mice were assigned to 1 of 3 experimental diet groups: (1) the LL group was fed a control diet for 31 weeks, (2) the HH group was fed an HFD for 31 weeks, and (3) the HL group was fed HFD for 15 weeks then switched to the control diet for the remaining 16 weeks...
March 20, 2018: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673856/2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin-dose-dependently-increases-bone-mass-and-decreases-marrow-adiposity-in-juvenile-mice
#9
Kelly A Fader, Rance Nault, Sandi Raehtz, Laura R McCabe, Timothy R Zacharewski
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and other aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonists have been shown to regulate bone development and remodeling in a species-, ligand-, and age-specific manner, however the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. In this study, we characterized the effect of 0.01-30 μg/kg TCDD on the femoral morphology of male and female juvenile mice orally gavaged every 4 days for 28 days and used RNA-Seq to investigate gene expression changes associated with the resultant phenotype...
April 16, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667913/ubiquitin-c-terminal-hydrolase-l1-deletion-is-associated-with-urinary-%C3%AE-klotho-deficiency-and-perturbed-phosphate-homeostasis
#10
Naomi C Boisvert, Chet E Holterman, Alexey Gutsol, Josee Coulombe, Wanling Pan, R Todd Alexander, Douglas A Gray, Chris R Kennedy
Loss of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCHL1), a deubiquitinating enzyme required for neuronal function, led to hyperphosphatemia accompanied by phosphaturia in mice, while calcium homeostasis remained intact. We therefore investigated the mechanisms underlying the phosphate imbalance in Uchl1-/- mice. Interestingly, phosphaturia was not a result of lower renal brush border membrane sodium-phosphate cotransporter expression as sodium-phosphate cotransporter 2a and 2c expression levels were similar to wild type levels...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653103/sterol-regulatory-element-binding-protein-1-trans-activates-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-3-24-hydroxylase-gene-expression-in-renal-proximal-tubular-cells
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Tomohiro Kagawa, Mina Kozai, Masashi Masuda, Nagakatsu Harada, Otoki Nakahashi, Mari Tajiri, Ryouhei Yoshikawa, Mari Nakao, Yuichiro Takei, Masayuki Iwano, Eiji Takeda, Yutaka Taketani, Hironori Yamamoto
The physiological activity of the steroid derived hormone vitamin D is regulated by several enzymatic steps. Both 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 1α-hydroxylase (CYP27B1) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 24-hydroxylase (CYP24A1) modulate blood levels of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 , an activated form of vitamin D. We previously demonstrated that CYP27B1 expression was trans-activated by sterol regulatory element binding protein 1 (SREBP1), although whether SREBP1 also regulates CYP24A1 transcription was unclear. Here we investigated the ability of SREBP1 to affect CYP24A1 transcription...
April 10, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594051/vitamin-d-in-graves-disease-levels-correlation-with-laboratory-and-clinical-parameters-and-genetics
#12
Tereza Planck, Bushra Shahida, Johan Malm, Jonas Manjer
Objective: The aim was to compare the vitamin D levels in patients with Graves disease (GD) with the general population and to correlate the vitamin D levels with laboratory and clinical parameters in GD. Moreover, we examined the genetic variation in genes involved in the vitamin D metabolism and their association with GD. Methods: The levels of vitamin D were compared in 292 patients with newly diagnosed GD and 2,305 controls. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the vitamin D receptor (VDR), vitamin D binding protein (DBP), and 1-α-hydroxylase ( CYP27B1 ) were examined for association with GD and/or Graves ophthalmopathy (GO) in 708 patients and 1,178 controls...
January 2018: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552033/effects-of-cholecalciferol-on-key-components-of-vitamin-d-endo-para-autocrine-system-in-experimental-type-1-diabetes
#13
Anna Mazanova, Ihor Shymanskyi, Olha Lisakovska, Lala Hajiyeva, Yulia Komisarenko, Mykola Veliky
Objectives: Recent prospective studies have found the associations between type 1 diabetes (T1D) and vitamin D deficiency. We investigated the role of vitamin D in the regulation of 25OHD-1 α -hydroxylase (CYP27B1) and VDR expression in different tissues of T1D rats. Design: T1D was induced in male Wistar rats by streptozotocin (55 mg/k b.w.). After 2 weeks of T1D, the animals were treated orally with or without vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol; 100 IU/rat, 30 days)...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549592/expression-analysis-of-vitamin-d-signaling-pathway-genes-in-epileptic-patients
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Mehrdokht Mazdeh, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard, Mahsa Hatami, Mohammad Mahdi Eftekharian, Maziar Ganji, Arezou Sayad, Shahram Arsang-Jang, Mohammad Taheri, Mir Davood Omrani
Vitamin D deficiency has been detected in epileptic patients. Vitamin D participates in neuroprotection, brain cell proliferation, and differentiation. Consequently, vitamin D supplementation has been suggested as an alternative treatment in epileptic patients. We aimed at assessment of vitamin D signaling pathway in epileptic patients. In the present study, we evaluated vitamin D serum concentration as well as expression of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene and genes encoding for vitamin D activating enzyme 1-alpha-hydroxylase (CYP27B1) and deactivating enzyme 24-hyroxylase (CYP24A1) in epileptic patients compared with healthy individuals...
April 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522979/high-dose-vitamin-d-in-addison-s-disease-regulates-t-cells-and-monocytes-a-pilot-trial
#15
Marissa Penna-Martinez, Natalie Filmann, Dimitra Bogdanou, Firouzeh Shoghi, Sabine Huenecke, Ralf Schubert, Eva Herrmann, Ulrike Koehl, Eystein S Husebye, Klaus Badenhoop
OBJECTIVES: On the basis of the immunomodulatory actions of vitamin D (VD), we investigated the effects of high-dose VD therapy over a 3 mo period on the immune response in patients with Addison's disease (AD). METHODS: This randomized, controlled, crossover trial included 13 patients with AD who received either cholecalciferol (4000 IU/d) for 3 mo followed by 3 mo placebo oil or the sequential alternative placebo followed by verum. Glucocorticoid replacement doses remained stable...
May 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520786/preliminary-investigation-of-the-vitamin-d-pathway-in-periodontal-connective-tissue-cells
#16
Zhanyi Gao, Kaining Liu, Huanxin Meng
BACKGROUND: The vitamin D pathway, from toll-like receptor activation to human cationic antimicrobial protein (hCAP-18/LL-37) generation, has been identified in monocytes and keratinocytes. This study aimed to investigate the vitamin D pathway in human gingival fibroblasts (hGFs) and human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs) and to provide preliminary evidence of its role in periodontal immune defense. METHODS: Primary cultures of hGFs and hPDLCs were stimulated with 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 and 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 , with or without Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide...
March 2018: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502359/fgf23-neutralizing-antibody-partially-improves-bone-mineralization-defect-of-hmwfgf2-isoforms-in-transgenic-female-mice
#17
Liping Xiao, Collin Homer-Bouthiette, Marja M Hurley
Mice overexpressing high molecular weight FGF2 isoforms (HMWTg) in osteoblast lineage phenocopy human X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) and a Hyp murine model of XLH demonstrating increased FGF23/FGF receptor signaling and hypophosphatemic rickets/osteomalacia. Because HMWFGF2 was upregulated in bones of Hyp mice and abnormal FGF23 signaling is important in XLH, HMWTg mice were used to examine the effect of the FGF23 neutralizing antibody (FGF23Ab). Eight-week-old female Vector control mice and HMWTg mice were treated with FGF23Ab or control IgG...
March 4, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502202/association-between-vitamin-d-metabolism-gene-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-tunisian-adults-asthma
#18
Oussama Lahmar, Mariem Salhi, Wajih Kaabachi, Anissa Berraies, Jamel Ammar, Munawar Hussain Soomro, Martin Larsen, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Kamel Hamzaoui, Agnes Hamzaoui
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have shown a strong correlation between the serum vitamin D level and asthma severity and deficits in lung function. OBJECTIVE: Study the relationship between vitamin D and the severity of asthma by targeting five SNPs of vitamin D metabolism gene pathway in a Tunisian adult asthmatics population. METHODS: Our case-control study includes 154 adult asthmatic patients and 154 healthy Tunisian subjects. We genotyped many variants in three human genes encoding key components of the vitamin D metabolism, CYP2R1, CYP27B1, GC...
June 2018: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489902/effects-of-human-interleukins-in-the-transgenic-gene-reporter-cell-lines-iz-vdre-and-iz-cyp24-designed-to-assess-the-transcriptional-activity-of-vitamin-d-receptor
#19
Iveta Bartonkova, Enikoe Kallay, Zdenek Dvorak
The role of vitamin D receptor (VDR) in immune responses has been broadly studied and it has been shown that activated VDR alters the levels of some interleukins (ILs). In this study, we studied the opposite, i.e. whether 13 selected pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory ILs influence the transcriptional activity of human VDR. The experimental models of choice were two human stably transfected gene reporter cell lines IZ-VDRE and IZ-CYP24, which were designed to evaluate the transcriptional activity of VDR...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488238/potencies-of-vitamin-d-analogs-1%C3%AE-hydroxyvitamin-d-3-1%C3%AE-hydroxyvitamin-d-2-and-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-3-in-lowering-cholesterol-in-hypercholesterolemic-mice-in-vivo
#20
Holly P Quach, Tamara Dzekic, Paola Bukuroshi, K Sandy Pang
Vitamin D3 and the synthetic vitamin D analogs, 1α-hydroxyvitamin D3 [1α(OH)D3 ], 1α-hydroxyvitamin D2 [1α(OH)D2 ] and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D3 ] were appraised for their vitamin D receptor (VDR) associated-potencies as cholesterol lowering agents in mice in vivo. These precursors are activated in vivo: 1α(OH)D3 and 1α(OH)D2 are transformed by liver CYP2R1 and CYP27A1 to active VDR ligands, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2 D3 ] and 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D2 [1,25(OH)2 D2 ], respectively. 1α(OH)D2 may also be activated by CYP24A1 to 1α,24-dihydroxyvitamin D2 [1,24(OH)2 D2 ], another active VDR ligand...
April 2018: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
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