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Wim Vandenberghe, Jorien De Loor, Eric A J Hoste
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in up to 30% after cardiac surgery and is associated with adverse outcome. Currently, cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is diagnosed by Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes criteria based on creatinine and urine output. To detect and treat AKI earlier, various biomarkers have been evaluated. This review addresses the current position of the two damage biomarkers neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and [TIMP-2] [IGFBP7] in clinical practice...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Ying Feng, Xiao Yang, Hui Zhou, Zhifeng Li, Zhiyong Peng, Jianguo Li
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December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Zehra Kaya, Mustafa Akkiprik, Sevgi Karabulut, Irem Peker, Gokce Gullu Amuran, Tolga Ozmen, Bahadır M Gulluoglu, Handan Kaya, Ayse Ozer
BACKGROUND: Both insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) and telomere length (TL) are associated with proliferation and senescence of human breast cancer. This study assessed the clinical significance of both TL and IGFBP7 methylation status in breast cancer tissues compared with adjacent normal tissues. We also investigated whether IGFBP7 methylation status could be affecting TL. METHODS: Telomere length was measured by quantitative PCR to compare tumors with their adjacent normal tissues...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Bao-Zhu Yang, Shizhong Han, Henry R Kranzler, Abraham A Palmer, Joel Gelernter
Sex influences risk for opioid dependence (OD). We hypothesized that sex might interact with genetic loci that influence the risk for OD. Therefore we performed an analysis to identify sex-specific genomic susceptibility regions for OD using linkage. Over 6,000 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers were genotyped for 1,758 African- and European-American (AA and EA) individuals from 739 families, ascertained via affected sib-pairs with OD and/or cocaine dependence. Autosomewide non-parametric linkage scans, stratified by sex and population, were performed...
October 20, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
Parul U Gandhi, Hanna K Gaggin, Margaret M Redfield, Horng H Chen, Susanna R Stevens, Kevin J Anstrom, Marc J Semigran, Peter Liu, James L Januzzi
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate relationships between insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) and parameters of diastolic function or functional capacity in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) who were randomized to receive sildenafil or placebo. BACKGROUND: IGFBP7 was previously found to be associated with diastolic function in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, but it is unclear whether these associations are present in HFpEF...
September 29, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
Sigrid Beitland, Bård Endre Waldum-Grevbo, Espen Rostrup Nakstad, Jens-Petter Berg, Anne-Marie Siebke Trøseid, Berit Sletbakk Brusletto, Cathrine Brunborg, Geir Øystein Andersen, Kjetil Sunde
BACKGROUND: Post-resuscitation care after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is challenging due to the threat of organ failure and difficult prognostication. Our aim was to examine whether urine biomarkers could give an early prediction of acute kidney injury (AKI) and outcome. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of comatose OHCA patients at Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Norway. Risk factors were clinical parameters and biomarkers measured in spot urine (cystatin C, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and the product of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7)) at admission and day 3...
October 5, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Knud Larsen, Kaja Kjær Kristensen, Jamal Momeni, Leila Farajzadeh, Christian Bendixen
The IGFBP7 gene encodes insulin-like growth factor protein 7. IGFPB7 is involved in diverse biological functions including cell growth regulation, senescence and apoptosis, and also acts as a tumor suppressor in multiple cancers. The IGFBP7 mRNA is subject to A-to-I RNA editing mediated by adenosine deaminases acting on RNA 1 and 2 (ADAR1 and ADAR2). In the current study we have examined molecular characteristics of the porcine IGFBP7 gene, and determined the mRNA editing in different tissues. The A-to-I RNA editing of human IGFBP7 in positions Arg78 and Lys95 was shown to be conserved in the porcine homologue...
October 21, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Yo-Han Kim, Noriyuki Touji, Keiichiro Kizaki, Shiro Kushibiki, Toshihiro Ichijo, Shigeru Sato
We investigated the relationship between ruminal pH and transcriptomic adaptation of the rumen epithelium (RE) of calves fed calf starter with and without forage during the weaning transition. Holstein calves were assigned to groups fed calf starter either with forage (HAY group, n = 3) or without forage (CON group, n = 4). Ruminal pH was measured continuously, and rumen fluid and epithelium were collected 3 weeks after weaning. mRNA expression profiles of the RE were examined by one-color microarray. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were investigated using the ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA)...
September 23, 2016: Physiological Genomics
Wei-Gang Wang, Wei-Xia Sun, Bao-Shan Gao, Xin Lian, Hong-Lan Zhou
The current lack of complete understanding of the pathogenesis of acute kidney injury (AKI) is a significant barrier to its early diagnosis and treatment. Cell cycle arrest plays an important role in the protection of renal tubular epithelial cells and maladaptive repair following AKI. G1 phase cell arrest serves as a protective mechanism following AKI, avoiding replication of damaged DNA. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) are closely associated with G1 cell cycle arrest during the very early phase of cellular damage and can serve as an ideal biomarker to predict AKI...
September 15, 2016: Current Protein & Peptide Science
Marc Amoyel, Kenzo-Hugo Hillion, Shally R Margolis, Erika A Bach
Stem cells reside in niches that provide signals to maintain self-renewal, and differentiation is viewed as a passive process that depends on loss of access to these signals. Here, we demonstrate that the differentiation of somatic cyst stem cells (CySCs) in the Drosophila testis is actively promoted by PI3K/Tor signaling, as CySCs lacking PI3K/Tor activity cannot differentiate properly. We find that an insulin peptide produced by somatic cells immediately outside of the stem cell niche acts locally to promote somatic differentiation through Insulin-like receptor (InR) activation...
November 1, 2016: Development
Larissa Berloffa Belardin, Paula Toni Del Giudice, Mariana Camargo, Paula Intasqui, Mariana Pereira Antoniassi, Ricardo Pimenta Bertolla, Agnaldo Pereira Cedenho
PURPOSE: To verify if the presence of varicocele (grades II and III) with and without seminal alterations, using the 5(th) centile cutoff values in table A1.1 of the World Health Organization (WHO, 2010) manual, alters the seminal plasma levels of proteins DNASE1 (deoxyribonuclease-1) and IGFBP7 (Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7), which are related to apoptosis regulation and cell proliferation, respectively, demonstrating that these proteins are important for correct spermatogenesis...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Fabian Dusse, Michaela Edayadiyil-Dudásova, Matthias Thielmann, Daniel Wendt, Philipp Kahlert, Ender Demircioglu, Heinz Jakob, Simon T Schaefer, Kevin Pilarczyk
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) leading to increased mortality and morbidity. Urinary G1 cell cycle arrest proteins TIMP-2 and IGFBP7 have recently been suggested as sensitive biomarkers for early detection of AKI in critically ill patients. However, the precise role of urinary TIMP-2 and IGFBP7 in patients undergoing TAVI is unknown. METHODS: In a prospective observational trial, 40 patients undergoing TAVI (either transaortic or transapical) were enrolled...
September 8, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Martin Sill, Christoph Schröder, Ying Shen, Aseel Marzoq, Radovan Komel, Jörg D Hoheisel, Henrik Nienhüser, Thomas Schmidt, Damjana Kastelic
In this study, protein profiling was performed on gastric cancer tissue samples in order to identify proteins that could be utilized for an effective diagnosis of this highly heterogeneous disease and as targets for therapeutic approaches. To this end, 16 pairs of postoperative gastric adenocarcinomas and adjacent non-cancerous control tissues were analyzed on microarrays that contain 813 antibodies targeting 724 proteins. Only 17 proteins were found to be differentially regulated, with much fewer molecules than the numbers usually identified in studies comparing tumor to healthy control tissues...
July 8, 2016: Microarrays
E V Schrezenmeier, J Barasch, K Budde, T Westhoff, K M Schmidt-Ott
Various biomarkers of acute kidney injury (AKI) have been discovered and characterized in the recent past. These molecules can be detected in urine or blood and signify structural damage to the kidney. Clinically, they are proposed as adjunct diagnostics to serum creatinine and urinary output to improve the early detection, differential diagnosis and prognostic assessment of AKI. The most obvious requirements for a biomarker include its reflection of the underlying pathophysiology of the disease. Hence, a biomarker of AKI should derive from the injured kidney and reflect a molecular process intimately connected with tissue injury...
July 30, 2016: Acta Physiologica
Yan Liao, Junxia Lei, Muyun Liu, Wanwen Lin, Dongxi Hong, Ying Tuo, Mei Hua Jiang, Huimin Xia, Maosheng Wang, Weijun Huang, Andy Peng Xiang
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have shown great potential for treating inflammatory bowel disease, which is ameliorated through paracrine cross talk between MSCs and T-cells. Members of the insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP) family have important immunomodulatory functions in MSCs, but the underlying mechanisms behind these functions have not yet been clearly elucidated. In this study, we investigate whether MSC-produced IGFBP7 is involved in immune modulation using a mouse experimental colitis model...
August 9, 2016: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
Michael Heung, Luis M Ortega, Lakhmir S Chawla, Richard G Wunderink, Wesley H Self, Jay L Koyner, Jing Shi, John A Kellum
BACKGROUND: Identification of acute kidney injury (AKI) can be challenging in patients with underlying chronic disease, and biomarkers often perform poorly in this population. In this study we examined the performance characteristics of the novel biomarker panel of urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 ([IGFBP7]) in patients with a variety of comorbid conditions. METHODS: We analyzed data from two multicenter studies of critically ill patients in which [TIMP2]•[IGFBP7] was validated for prediction of Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Stage 2 or 3 AKI within 12 h...
October 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Kathleen D Liu, Anitha Vijayan, Mitchell H Rosner, Jing Shi, Lakhmir S Chawla, John A Kellum
BACKGROUND: The NEPROCHECK test (Astute Medical, San Diego, CA, USA) combines urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) to identify patients at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI). In a US Food and Drug Administration registration trial (NCT01573962), AKI was determined by a three-member clinical adjudication committee. The objectives were to examine agreement among adjudicators as well as between adjudicators and consensus criteria for AKI and to determine the relationship of biomarker concentrations and adjudicator agreement...
October 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Parul U Gandhi, Sheryl L Chow, Thomas S Rector, Henry Krum, Hanna K Gaggin, John J McMurray, Michael Zile, Michel Komajda, Robert S McKelvie, Peter E Carson, James L Januzzi, Inder S Anand
BACKGROUND: The prognostic merit of insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) is unknown in heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Baseline IGFBP7 (BL-IGFBP7;n=302) and 6 month change (Δ;n=293) were evaluated in the Irbesartan in HFpEF (I-PRESERVE) trial. Primary outcome was all-cause mortality (ACM) or cardiovascular hospitalization (CVH) with median follow-up of 3.6 years; secondary outcomes included HF events...
June 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
Zhi-Yong Peng, Feihu Zhou, John A Kellum
BACKGROUND: The recent discovery of cell cycle arrest biomarkers, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-2 and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 7 (IGFBP7), has led to a newly available clinical test for acute kidney injury. The performance of these markers in preclinical studies has not been established. Therefore, we sought to evaluate the performance of TIMP-2 and IGFBP7 in rats undergoing cecal ligation and puncture. METHODS: In this secondary analysis, we analyzed banked urine samples from 60 Sprague-Dawley rats undergoing cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Müge Aydoğdu, Nazlıhan Boyacı, Seher Yüksel, Gül Gürsel, Ayşe Banu Çaycı Sivri
AIM: An ideal biomarker for early diagnosis of septic acute kidney injury (AKI) should reflect renal stress or damage at initiation point, at cellular level. The aim of this study was to assess the role of a urinary cell cycle arrest marker, insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) in early diagnosis of septic AKI in adult critical care patients. METHODS: This was a single-center prospective cohort study. Patients without AKI, admitted to a medical intensive care unit (ICU) between January 2010 and March 2013, were included...
September 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
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