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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636232/a-genetic-stochastic-process-model-for-genome-wide-joint-analysis-of-biomarker-dynamics-and-disease-susceptibility-with-longitudinal-data
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Liang He, Ilya Zhbannikov, Konstantin G Arbeev, Anatoliy I Yashin, Alexander M Kulminski
Unraveling the underlying biological mechanisms or pathways behind the effects of genetic variations on complex diseases remains one of the major challenges in the post-GWAS (where GWAS is genome-wide association study) era. To further explore the relationship between genetic variations, biomarkers, and diseases for elucidating underlying pathological mechanism, a huge effort has been placed on examining pleiotropic and gene-environmental interaction effects. We propose a novel genetic stochastic process model (GSPM) that can be applied to GWAS and jointly investigate the genetic effects on longitudinally measured biomarkers and risks of diseases...
June 21, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634421/the-role-of-von-willebrand-factor-in-vascular-inflammation-from-pathogenesis-to-targeted-therapy
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REVIEW
Felice Gragnano, Simona Sperlongano, Enrica Golia, Francesco Natale, Renatomaria Bianchi, Mario Crisci, Fabio Fimiani, Ivana Pariggiano, Vincenzo Diana, Andreina Carbone, Arturo Cesaro, Claudia Concilio, Giuseppe Limongelli, Mariagiovanna Russo, Paolo Calabrò
Beyond its role in hemostasis, von Willebrand factor (VWF) is an emerging mediator of vascular inflammation. Recent studies highlight the involvement of VWF and its regulator, ADAMTS13, in mechanisms that underlie vascular inflammation and immunothrombosis, like leukocyte rolling, adhesion, and extravasation; vascular permeability; ischemia/reperfusion injury; complements activation; and NETosis. The VWF/ADAMTS13 axis is implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, promoting plaque formation and inflammation through macrophage and neutrophil recruitment in inflamed lesions...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632785/the-association-between-various-smoking-behaviors-cotinine-biomarkers-and-skin-autofluorescence-a-marker-for-advanced-glycation-end-product-accumulation
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Robert P van Waateringe, Marjonneke J Mook-Kanamori, Sandra N Slagter, Melanie M van der Klauw, Jana V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Reindert Graaff, Helen L Lutgers, Karsten Suhre, Mohammed M El-Din Selim, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel
BACKGROUND: Skin autofluorescence, a biomarker for advanced glycation end products (AGEs) accumulation, has been shown to predict diabetes-related cardiovascular complications and is associated with several environmental and lifestyle factors. In the present study, we examined the association between various smoking behaviors and skin autofluorescence, as well as the association between several cotinine biomarkers and skin autofluorescence, using both epidemiological and metabolomics data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632765/ctrp3-is-a-novel-biomarker-for-diabetic-retinopathy-and-inhibits-hghl-induced-vcam-1-expression-in-an-ampk-dependent-manner
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Zheyi Yan, Jianli Zhao, Lu Gan, Yanqing Zhang, Rui Guo, Xiaoming Cao, Wayne Bond Lau, Xin Ma, Yajing Wang
OBJECTIVES: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a severe complication of chronic diabetes. The C1q/TNF-related protein family (CTRPs) has been demonstrated to exert protective effects against obesity and atherosclerosis in animal studies. Heretofore, the association between circulating CTRPs and DR patients has been unexplored. In the current study, we attempt to define this association, as well as the effect of CTRPs upon DR pathophysiology. DESIGN: The present investigation is a case control study that enrolled control subjects and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients diagnosed with DR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632734/choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Meleha Ahmad, Patrick A Kaszubski, Lucy Cobbs, Harmony Reynolds, Roland Theodore Smith
PURPOSE: To evaluate choroidal thickness (CTh) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to healthy controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Setting: Ambulatory clinic of a large city hospital. Patient population: Thirty-four patients had documented CAD, defined as history of >50% obstruction in at least one coronary artery on cardiac catheterization, positive stress test, ST elevation myocardial infarction, or revascularization procedure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631886/nlrp3-expression-and-urinary-hsp72-in-relation-to-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-nephropathy-patients
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Hemat El-Sayed El-Horany, Rania Nagi Abd-Ellatif, Mona Watany, Yasser M Hafez, Hanaa Ibrahim Okda
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the major causes of end-stage renal disease. Nod-like receptors nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat pyrin-3 domain (NLRP3) inflammasome displays a considerable role in the chronic inflammatory state observed in diabetic patients. Urinary heat shock protein 72 (uHSP72) is a sensitive and specific biomarker for the early detection of acute kidney injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate NLRP3 relative gene expression, its correlation with inflammatory and oxidative stress markers, and to assess the value of uHSP72 in the early detection of DN in type 2 diabetic patients with different degrees of DN...
June 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629959/glycemic-control-and-muscle-damage-in-3-athletes-with-type-1-diabetes-during-a-successful-performance-in-a-relay-ultramarathon-a-case-report
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Taisa Belli, Denise V de Macedo, Pedro P M Scariot, Gustavo G de Araújo, Ivan G M Dos Reis, Fernanda L Lazarim, Lázaro A S Nunes, René Brenzikofer, Claudio A Gobatto
Ultramarathon races are fairly demanding and impose substantial physiological stress on healthy athletes. These competitions may thus be considerably more challenging for individuals with diabetes. This case study aims to describe glycemic control, muscle damage, inflammation, and renal function in 3 athletes with type 1 diabetes during a successful performance in a relay ultramarathon. The team completed the race in 29 hours and 28 minutes, earning third place. The total distance covered by each athlete was 68...
June 16, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628607/host-gene-expression-analysis-in-sri-lankan-melioidosis-patients
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Shivankari Krishnananthasivam, Nimanthi Jayathilaka, Harindra Darshana Sathkumara, Enoka Corea, Mohan Natesan, Aruna Dharshan De Silva
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is a life threatening infectious disease caused by the gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei predominantly found in southeast Asia and northern Australia. Studying the host transcription profiles in response to infection is crucial for understanding disease pathogenesis and correlates of disease severity, which may help improve therapeutic intervention and survival. The aim of this study was to analyze gene expression levels of human host factors in melioidosis patients and establish useful correlation with disease biomarkers, compared to healthy individuals and patients with sepsis caused by other pathogens...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626942/effect-of-obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-and-glucose-ingestion-on-circulating-spexin-concentration-in-adolescents
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S Konnar Hodges, April M Teague, Paul S Dasari, Kevin R Short
Spexin is a novel peptide that has been reported to be down regulated in obese adults and children and in normoglycemic adults following glucose ingestion. Spexin may therefore have a role in metabolic regulation. The purpose of the current study was to determine the effect of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and the effect of glucose ingestion on circulating spexin concentration in adolescents. Boys and girls (mean age 16 years old) classified as healthy normal weight (NW, n = 22), obese (Ob, n = 10), or obese with T2DM (n = 12) completed measurements of body composition, blood pressure, cardiorespiratory fitness, and blood concentrations of glucose, insulin, and lipids...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625206/organic-food-consumption-during-pregnancy-and-its-association-with-health-related-characteristics-the-koala-birth-cohort-study
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Ana Paula Simões-Wüst, Carolina Moltó-Puigmartí, Eugene Hjm Jansen, Martien Cjm van Dongen, Pieter C Dagnelie, Carel Thijs
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations of organic food consumption with maternal pre-pregnancy BMI, hypertension and diabetes in pregnancy, and several blood biomarkers of pregnant women. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Pregnant women were recruited at midwives' practices and through channels related to consumption of food from organic origin. SUBJECTS: Pregnant women who filled in FFQ and donated a blood sample (n 1339)...
June 19, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625128/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-pathway-inhibitor-sclerostin-is-a-biomarker-for-early-atherosclerosis-in-obesity
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Djordje S Popovic, Milena Mitrovic, Dragana Tomic-Naglic, Tijana Icin, Ivana Bajkin, Bojan Vukovic, Damir Benc, Zeljko Zivanovic, Branka Kovacev-Zavisic, Edita Stokic
BACKGROUND: Sclerostin is an inhibitor of the wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus integration site family/β-catenin signalling pathway (WβcSP), which plays an important role in bone metabolism and in vascular biology. It could act protective regarding atherosclerosis development through its effect on WβcSP in vascular cells. Nevertheless, results of studies analyzing association between circulating sclerostin level (CSL) and atherosclerotic diseases (AD) are showing conflicting results...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624501/new-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Sidika E Karakas
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting young women. Even though the definition of PCOS has changed over the years, all diagnostic criteria include two or more of the following: oligomenorrhea/oligoovulation/anovulation, androgen excess and polycystic ovaries (PCO). Traditional method of assessing the ovarian morphology has been transvaginal pelvic ultrasound. Recent studies support that serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels correlate with the number of ovarian follicles and cysts...
June 14, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623549/elevated-circulating-pcsk9-concentrations-predict-subclinical-atherosclerotic-changes-in-low-risk-obese-and-non-obese-patients
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Štefan Tóth, Ján Fedačko, Tímea Pekárová, Zdenka Hertelyová, Matan Katz, Adil Mughees, Jozef Kuzma, Peter Štefanič, Ivan Kopolovets, Daniel Pella
INTRODUCTION: Many studies have highlighted the important role of PCSK9 in the development of cardiometabolic changes and its possible function as a biomarker of myocardial infarction or ischemic heart disease. This study aimed to determine the relationship between circulating PCSK9 levels and subclinical vascular changes in the group of low risk patients without manifest cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: In this study, 120 healthy patients, free of manifest cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and without lipid-lowering therapy, were divided into three groups based on BMI: normal weight (N = 50), overweight (N = 30), and obese (N = 40)...
June 16, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621051/plasma-microrna-16-5p-17-5p-and-20a-5p-novel-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Ya-Lei Cao, Yan-Ju Jia, Bao-Heng Xing, Dan-Dan Shi, Xiu-Juan Dong
AIM: To explore whether plasma microRNA-16-5p, -17-5p and -20a-5p can be used as diagnostic biomarkers in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to investigate the relationship between those microRNAs and the risk factors of GDM (body mass index [BMI], insulin resistance [IR] and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)). METHODS: A total of 85 pregnant women with GDM and 72 pregnant women without GDM were enrolled in this study. The plasma concentration of microRNAs (microRNA-16-5p, -17-5p, -19a-3p, -19b-3p, -20a-5p) was measured using quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620678/effect-of-lifestyle-improvement-program-on-the-biomarkers-of-adiposity-inflammation-and-gut-hormones-in-overweight-obese-asian-indians-with-prediabetes
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Kuppan Gokulakrishnan, Harish Ranjani, Mary Beth Weber, Gautam Kumar Pandey, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Nikhil Tandon, K M Venkat Narayan, Viswanathan Mohan
AIMS: While lifestyle modification is known to offer several metabolic benefits, there is paucity of comprehensive data on changes in biomarkers of adiposity, inflammation as well as gut hormones. We investigated these biomarkers in overweight/obese individuals with prediabetes randomized to either 4 months of a lifestyle improvement program or standard care and followed them up for a year. METHODS: Participants [standard care and intervention arm (n = 75 each)] were randomly selected from the Diabetes Community Lifestyle Improvement Program trial...
June 15, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620620/ngal-as-an-early-predictive-marker-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-children-and-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Nektaria Papadopoulou-Marketou, Alexandra Margeli, Ioannis Papassotiriou, George P Chrousos, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, Jeanette Wahlberg
AIMS: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is often associated with early microvascular complications. Previous studies demonstrated that increased systolic (SAP) and diastolic arterial blood pressures (DAP) are linked to microvascular morbidity in T1D. The aim of the study was to investigate the predictive role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in unravelling early cardio-renal dysfunction in T1D. METHODS: Two T1D patient groups participating in two-centre prospective cohorts were studied...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619659/effects-of-canagliflozin-on-cardiovascular-biomarkers-in-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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James L Januzzi, Javed Butler, Petr Jarolim, Naveed Sattar, Ujjwala Vijapurkar, Mehul Desai, Michael J Davies
BACKGROUND: Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors may reduce cardiovascular and heart failure risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of canagliflozin on cardiovascular biomarkers in older patients with T2DM. METHODS: In 666 T2DM patients randomized to receive canagliflozin 100 or 300 mg or placebo, we assessed median percent change in serum N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) , soluble (s)ST2, and galectin-3 from baseline to 26, 52, and 104 weeks...
June 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616807/skin-deep-enhanced-variable-may-help-explain-racial-disparities-in-type-2-diabetes-and-prediabetes
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Celia C Lo, Joanna Lara, Tyrone C Cheng
INTRODUCTION: The study refined definitions of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes (Pre-/T2D) via its four-category outcome variable. Respondents were identified as Pre-/T2D on the basis of (a) doctor's diagnosis only (i.e., managed Pre-/T2D); (b) biomarker only (i.e., undiagnosed Pre-/T2D); or (c) both diagnosis and biomarker (i.e., unmanaged Pre-/T2D). The reference was Pre-/T2D not indicated. We linked the outcome to social structural and social support factors, health care-related factors, mental disorder, and lifestyle variables, for each racial/ethnic group...
June 14, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616250/potential-role-of-serum-and-urinary-biomarkers-in-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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REVIEW
Carole G Campion, Oraly Sanchez-Ferras, Sri N Batchu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a progressive kidney disease caused by alterations in kidney architecture and function, and constitutes one of the leading causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The purpose of this review is to summarize the state of the art of the DN-biomarker field with a focus on the new strategies that enhance the sensitivity of biomarkers to predict patients who will develop DN or are at risk of progressing to ESRD. OBJECTIVE: In this review, we provide a description of the pathophysiology of DN and propose a panel of novel putative biomarkers associated with DN pathophysiology that have been increasingly investigated for diagnosis, to predict disease progression or to provide efficient personal treatment...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614819/osteoprotegerin-is-the-strongest-predictor-for-progression-of-arterial-calcification-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Marcela Avila, Carmen Mora, María Del Carmen Prado, Miriam Zavala, Ramón Paniagua
BACKGROUND: Arterial calcification (AC) is frequent in patients with end stage renal disease and is also considered a risk factor for later morbidity and mortality. However, long-term factors associated with the process are not well known. We analyzed the trends over time of biomarkers related with development and progression of AC in incident patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: We performed a prospective study with 186 patients on PD followed up for 1 year...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
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