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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219134/-role-of-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-cytoplasmic-1-on-vascular-calcification-in-rats-with-chronic-renal-failure
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J X Zhang, J S Xu, Y Y Han, Y L Bai, L W Cui, H R Zhang, S L Zhang
Objective: To explore the role of nuclear factor of activated T-cells cytoplasmic 1 (NFATc1) on vascular calcification in chronic renal failure rats. Methods: Nineteen male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham-operated group (n=6), 5/6 Nephrectomy (Nx) group (n=6), 5/6 Nx+ calcitriol group (n=7). Vascular calcification was determined by von Kossa staining and orthocresolphthalein complexone (OCPC) method. Protein expressions of NFATc1 and runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) in aortas were measured by immunohistochemistry...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217498/usefulness-of-pre-and-post-operative-calcium-and-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-prevention-of-hypocalcemia-after-total-thyroidectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sumiya Jaan, Ashish Sehgal, Rauf Ahmad Wani, Muneer Ahmad Wani, Khursheed Alam Wani, Bashir Ahmad Laway
BACKGROUND: Total thyroidectomy (TT) is a commonly performed surgery and postoperative hypocalcemia is a major detriment to early discharge. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to ascertain the usefulness of routine pre- and post-operative calcium and Vitamin D supplementation in prevention of hypocalcemia after TT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty consecutive patients who underwent total or near TT from February 2013 to August 2014 were included in the study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217323/crystal-structure-of-1r-3ar-7ar-1-s-1-2r-5s-5-3-hy-droxy-pentan-3-yl-tetra-hydro-furan-2-yl-eth-yl-7a-methyl-2-3-3a-4-5-6-7-7a-octa-hydro-1h-inden-4-one
#3
Andrea Martínez, Hugo Santalla, Fátima Garrido, Aliou Hamady Barry, Mohamed Gaye, Yagamare Fall Diop
The title compound, C21H36O3, contains an oxolane ring, and six defined stereocentres and may serve as a useful synthon for the synthesis of calcitriol analogues. The configurations of the chiral C atoms of the side chain were unambiguously established in the refinement. In the crystal, C-H⋯O and extremely weak O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds arising from the sterically hindered alcohol group link the mol-ecules into a three-dimensional network.
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216405/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-nonsecosteroidal-vitamin-d3-receptor-ligands-as-anti-tumor-agents
#4
Bin Wang, Meixi Hao, Can Zhang
1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3, also known as calcitriol), the active form of vitamin D3, is being increasingly recognized for cancer therapy. Our previous work showed that phenyl-pyrrolyl pentane analogs, which mimicked anti-proliferative activities against several cancer cell lines of the natural secosteroidal ligand 1,25-(OH)2D3. Here, in order to optimize the structural features and discover more potent derivative, a series of nonsecosteroidal vitamin D3 receptor (VDR) ligands bearing acetylene bond linker was designed, synthesized and evaluated...
February 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213926/association-of-hypercalcemia-before-treatment-with-hypocalcemia-after-treated-in-dogs-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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J D Dear, P H Kass, A M Della Maggiore, E C Feldman
BACKGROUND: Development of hypocalcemia after treatment of hyperparathyroidism results in increased costs and risk of poorer outcomes. Previous studies have shown conflicting data about predictors of hypocalcemia after these procedures. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate whether ionized calcium (iCa) concentrations before treatment are predictive of hypocalcemia or its clinical signs after surgical removal or heat ablation in dogs with primary hyperparathyroidism...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213567/vitamin-d-receptor-as-a-target-for-breast-cancer-therapy
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Alyson Murray, Stephen Madden, Naoise C Synnott, Rut Klinger, Darran O'Connor, Norma O'Donovan, William Gallagher, John Crown, Michael Duffy
Considerable epidemiological evidence suggests that high levels of circulating vitamin D (VD) are associated with a decreased incidence and increased survival from cancer, i.e., VD may possess anti-cancer properties. The aim of this investigation was therefore to investigate the anti-cancer potential of a low calcemic vitamin D analogue, i.e., inecalcitol and compare it with the active form of vitamin D, i.e., calcitriol, in a panel of breast cancer cell lines (n = 15). Using the MTT assay, IC50 concentrations for response to calcitriol varied from 0...
February 17, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203361/long-term-iron-polymaltose-infusions-associated-with-hypophosphataemic-osteomalacia-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ramy H Bishay, Kirtan Ganda, Markus J Seibel
Iron-induced hypophosphataemic osteomalacia remains under-recognized as a potential complication of parenteral iron therapy. We here report two cases of symptomatic hypophosphataemic osteomalacia with multiple insufficiency fractures in the context of chronic gastrointestinal blood loss, necessitating monthly iron polymaltose infusions over prolonged periods of time. Respective blood tests revealed severe hypophosphataemia [0.29 and 0.43; normal range (NR) 0.8-1.5 mmol/l] in the presence of normal serum calcium and 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184212/the-daily-consumption-of-cola-can-determine-hypocalcemia-a-case-report-of-postsurgical-hypoparathyroidism-related-hypocalcemia-refractory-to-supplemental-therapy-with-high-doses-of-oral-calcium
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Valentina Guarnotta, Serena Riela, Marina Massaro, Sebastiano Bonventre, Angela Inviati, Alessandro Ciresi, Giuseppe Pizzolanti, Salvatore Benvenga, Carla Giordano
The consumption of soft drinks is a crucial factor in determining persistent hypocalcemia. The aim of the study is to evaluate the biochemical mechanisms inducing hypocalcemia in a female patient with usual high consumption of cola drink and persistent hypocalcemia, who failed to respond to high doses of calcium and calcitriol supplementation. At baseline and after pentagastrin injection, gastric secretion (Gs) and duodenal secretion (Ds) samples were collected and calcium and total phosphorus (Ptot) concentrations were evaluated...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177777/high-concentration-calcitriol-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-related-gene-profile-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Ali Burak Ozkaya, Handan Ak, Hikmet Hakan Aydin
Calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, is known for its anti-cancer properties including induction of apoptosis, inhibition of angiogenesis and metastasis. Understanding the mechanism of action for calcitriol will help development of novel treatment strategies. Since vitamin D exerts its cellular actions via binding to its receptor and by altering expressions of a set of genes, we aimed to evaluate the effect of calcitriol on transcriptomic profile of breast cancer cells. We previously demonstrated that calcitriol alters ER stress markers, therefore in this study we have focused on ER-stress related genes to reveal calcitriols action on these genes in particular...
June 29, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161733/1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-ameliorates-seawater-aspiration-induced-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-the-translocation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-rhoa
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Minlong Zhang, Faguang Jin
Our previous study have reported that 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (calcitriol) suppresses seawater aspiration-induced ALI in vitro and in vivo. We also have confirmed that treatment with calcitriol ameliorates seawater aspiration-induced inflammation and pulmonary edema via the inhibition of NF-κB and RhoA/Rho kinase pathway activation. In our further work, we investigated the effect of calcitriol on nuclear translocation of NF-κB and membrane translocation of RhoA in vitro. A549 cells and rat pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (RPMVECs) were cultured with calcitriol or not for 48 h and then stimulated with 25% seawater for 40 min...
February 4, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160341/vitamin-d-regulates-immunoglobulin-mucin-domain-molecule-4-expression-in-dendritic-cells
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Zhi-Qiang Liu, Mao-Gang Li, Xiao-Rui Geng, Jun Liu, Gui Yang, Shu-Qi Qiu, Zhi-Gang Liu, Ping-Chang Yang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dendritic cell (DC)-derived immunoglobulin domain molecule (TIM)4 plays a critical role in the initiation of T helper (Th)2 polarization. Vitamin D (VitD) involves the regulation of a number of immune responses. This study tests a hypothesis that VitD regulates TIM4 expression in DCs. METHODS: Peripheral blood samples were collected from patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and healthy subjects. DCs were isolated from the samples and analyzed for the expression of TIM4...
February 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149023/status-of-serum-calcium-vitamin-d-and-parathyroid-hormone-and-hematological-indices-among-lead-exposed-jewelry-workers-in-dhaka-bangladesh
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I Mazumdar, K Goswami, Md Suhrab Ali
Jewelry utilizes lead either directly or as a base metal. Costume jewelry requires lead before molding and plating the product with valuable metals. Therefore, such ornaments have a great potential to release heavy metals having health hazards. Also, jewelry makers engaged in preparing German silver, an alloy, apply lead in smelting, alloying, rolling and milling silver wires and pieces. The metal is taken up by blood, soft tissues and bone. The biological effects of lead are dependent upon the level and duration of exposure...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130827/advanced-glycation-end-products-stimulate-gene-expression-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23
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Ludmilla Bär, Kristin Wächter, Nicole Wege, Alexander Navarrete Santos, Andreas Simm, Michael Föller
SCOPE: Osteoblasts produce fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a hormone inhibiting renal phosphate reabsorption and the formation of biologically active vitamin D, calcitriol. FGF23-deficient mice age rapidly and develop age-associated diseases at least in part due to massive calcification. Elevated FGF23 serum levels are detected in patients suffering from acute and chronic renal, cardiovascular, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are sugar-modified proteins, nucleic acid, and lipids which contribute to these disorders...
January 28, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125641/synergistic-action-of-genistein-and-calcitriol-in-immature-osteosarcoma-mg-63-cells-by-sgpl1-up-regulation
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Nadja Engel, Anna Adamus, Nicolas Schauer, Juliane Kühn, Barbara Nebe, Guido Seitz, Karin Kraft
BACKGROUND: Phytoestrogens such as genistein, the most prominent isoflavone from soy, show concentration-dependent anti-estrogenic or estrogenic effects. High genistein concentrations (>10 μM) also promote proliferation of bone cancer cells in vitro. On the other hand, the most active component of the vitamin D family, calcitriol, has been shown to be tumor protective in vitro and in vivo. The purpose of this study was to examine a putative synergism of genistein and calcitriol in two osteosarcoma cell lines MG-63 (early osteoblast), Saos-2 (mature osteoblast) and primary osteoblasts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123560/adefovir-dipivoxil-induced-fanconi-syndrome-and-its-predictive-factors-a-study-of-28-cases
#15
Yong Lin, Fan Pan, Yingchao Wang, Ziqian Chen, Chun Lin, Lvfeng Yao, Xin Zhang, Rui Zhou, Chen Pan
The aim of the present study was to identify monitoring and prevention measures as well as predictive factors for early detection of renal toxicity associated with long-term administration of adefovir dipivoxil in order to avoid progression to Fanconi syndrome. Clinical data of 28 patients with Fanconi syndrome caused by long-term administration of adefovir dipivoxil for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection were collected pre-and post-administration for analysis. Patients presented with fatigue, progressive systemic pain in multiple bones and joints, as well as difficulty in walking and pathological fractures in a number of severe cases...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115834/effects-of-chinese-herbal-formula-erxian-decoction-for-treating-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review
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Jin-Yu Li, Yu-Song Jia, Li-Min Chai, Xiao-Hong Mu, Sheng Ma, Lin Xu, Xu Wei
PURPOSE: The aim is to systematically assess the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbal formula Erxian decoction (EXD) for treating osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six databases were searched from inception through September 17, 2016, without language restriction. All randomized controlled trials of EXD for osteoporosis were included. One or more outcome measures including fracture, change in bone mineral density (BMD), pain symptom improvement, bone biochemical markers, quality of life, adverse event or adverse drug reaction were evaluated...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114957/effects-of-calcitriol-1-25-dihydroxy-vitamin-d3-on-the-inflammatory-response-induced-by-h9n2-influenza-virus-infection-in-human-lung-a549-epithelial-cells-and-in-mice
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Boxiang Gui, Qin Chen, Chuanxia Hu, Caihui Zhu, Guimei He
BACKGROUND: H9N2 influenza viruses circulate globally and are considered to have pandemic potential. The hyper-inflammatory response elicited by these viruses is thought to contribute to disease severity. Calcitriol plays an important role in modulating the immune response to viral infections. However, its unknown whether calcitriol can attenuate the inflammatory response elicited by H9N2 influenza virus infection. METHODS: Human lung A549 epithelial cells were treated with calcitriol (100 nM) and then infected with an H9N2 influenza virus, or infected and then treated with calcitriol (30 nM)...
January 23, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107277/suppressive-effect-of-1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-on-th17-immune-responses-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-tacrolimus-based-immunosuppression
#18
Byung Ha Chung, Bo-Mi Kim, Kyoung Chan Doh, Ji-Won Min, Mi-La Cho, Kyoung Woon Kim, Chul Woo Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 can regulate Th17-related-immune responses in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) being treated with tacrolimus (Tac)-based immunosuppression. METHODS: First, we evaluated the effect of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) on Th17-immune responses in an in vitro study using peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from healthy volunteers or KTRs. Next, we investigated mTOR/STAT3 signaling as a mechanism by which 1,25(OH)2D3 exerted its effect on T cells using the Jurkat cell line...
October 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104108/persisting-hypocalcemia-after-surgical-parathyroidectomy-the-differential-effectiveness-of-calcium-citrate-versus-calcium-carbonate-with-acid-suppression
#19
Sabahat Afshan, Abdeen R Farah Musa, Vonda Echols, Anna A Lerant, Tibor Fülöp
The effectiveness of oral calcium (Ca) may be contingent on a patient׳s factors beyond compliance, such as proton-pump inhibitor use and the choice of calcium supplements. A 32-year-old Hispanic male with end-stage renal disease on peritoneal dialysis underwent successful surgical parathyroidectomy (intact parathyroid hormone level: 2,328pg/mL; postsurgical: 287-69pg/mL [normal: 8.5-72.5]). His postoperative course was complicated by severe and recurrent hypocalcemia as outpatient and he needed repeated admissions for intravenous Ca gluconate...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092021/sunshine-vitamin-and-thyroid
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REVIEW
Immacolata Cristina Nettore, Luigi Albano, Paola Ungaro, Annamaria Colao, Paolo Emidio Macchia
Vitamin D exerts its canonical roles on the musculoskeletal system and in the calcium/phosphorus homeostasis. In the last years, increasing evidences suggested several extra-skeletal actions of this hormone, indicating that vitamin D may produce effects in almost all the body tissues. These are mediated by the presence of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and thanks to the presence of the 1-α-hydroxylase, the protein that converts the 25-hydroxyvitamin (calcidiol) to the active form 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin (calcitriol)...
January 14, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
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