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Monika Dreher-Weber, Anton-Rupert Laireiter, Anton Kühberger, Isabella Kunz, Michel Yegles, Tina Binz, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Rainer Hoffmann, Verena Schmidt, Siegfried Lang, Friedrich M Wurst
BACKGROUND: Because of physiological changes, elderly people are much more exposed to the adverse effects of alcohol. Therefore, hazardous drinking is defined at lower levels as compared to younger adults. This work aims to evaluate the validity of the current cut off levels of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test - Consumption questions (AUDIT-C) to detect hazardous drinking in the elderly by using ethyl glucuronide in hair (HEtG). METHODS: In a border region between Austria and Germany, 344 nursing home residents were included from 33 of the 107 nursing homes...
July 18, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716727/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-links-autism-and-toxic-metals-and-highlights-the-impact-of-country-development-status-higher-blood-and-erythrocyte-levels-for-mercury-and-lead-and-higher-hair-antimony-cadmium-lead-and-mercury
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REVIEW
Amene Saghazadeh, Nima Rezaei
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder that affects cognitive and higher cognitive functions. Increasing prevalence of ASD and high rates of related comorbidities has caused serious health loss and placed an onerous burden on the supporting families, caregivers, and health care services. Heavy metals are among environmental factors that may contribute to ASD. However, due to inconsistencies across studies, it is still hard to explain the association between ASD and toxic metals...
July 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714061/establishing-and-prioritising-research-questions-for-the-prevention-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hair-loss-excluding-alopecia-areata-the-hair-loss-priority-setting-partnership
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A Macbeth, J Tomlinson, A Messenger, K Moore-Millar, C Michaelides, A Shipman, J Kassim, J Brockley, W Szczecinska, P Farrant, R Robinson, J Rodgers, J Chambers, S Upadhyaya, M Harries
BACKGROUND: Hair and scalp problems are common. Unfortunately, many uncertainties exist around the most effective management and treatments strategies for these disorders. OBJECTIVES: To identify uncertainties in hair loss management, prevention, diagnosis and treatment that are important to both people with hair loss and healthcare professionals. METHODS: A hair loss priority setting partnership was established between patients, their carers and relatives, and healthcare professionals to identify the most important uncertainties in hair loss...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713423/discovering-the-unexpected-with-the-utilization-of-ngs-in-diagnostics-of-non-syndromic-hearing-loss-disorders-the-family-case-of-ildr1-dependent-hearing-loss-disorder
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Jernej Kovač, Gašper Klančar, Katarina Trebušak Podkrajšek, Saba Battelino
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a heterogeneous family of hearing disabilities with congenital (including genetic) as well as acquired etiology. Congenital SNHL of genetic etiology is further sub-divided into autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive and X-linked SNHL. More than 60 genes are involved in the etiology of autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) commonly manifesting as heterogeneous pre-lingual profound to severe non-progressive clinical phenotype. ILDR1-dependent ARNSHL (DFNB42, OMIM: # 609646) is a very rare sub-type of hearing disability, with unknown prevalence, caused by function-damaging genetic variants in ILDR1 gene reported in families of Middle-Eastern origin...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710811/insights-from-zebrafish-on-human-pigment-cell-disease-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Cynthia D Cooper
Black pigment cells, melanocytes, arise early during development from multipotent neural crest cells. Melanocytes protect human skin from DNA damaging sunrays and provide color for hair, eyes and skin. Several disorders and diseases originate from these cells, including the deadliest skin cell cancer, melanoma. Thus, melanocytes are critical for a healthy life and for protecting humans from disease. Due to the ease of visualizing pigment cells through transparent larvae skin and conserved roles for zebrafish melanophore genes to mammalian melanocyte genes, zebrafish larvae offer a biologically relevant model for understanding pigment cell development and disease in humans...
July 14, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705044/the-genetics-of-hair-cell-function-in-zebrafish
#6
Teresa Nicolson
Our ears are remarkable sensory organs, providing the important senses of balance and hearing. The complex structure of the inner ear, or 'labyrinth', along with the assorted neuroepithelia, have evolved to detect head movements and sounds with impressive sensitivity. The rub is that the inner ear is highly vulnerable to genetic lesions and environmental insults. According to National Institute of Health estimates, hearing loss is one of the most commonly inherited or acquired sensorineural diseases. To understand the causes of deafness and balance disorders, it is imperative to understand the underlying biology of the inner ear, especially the inner workings of the sensory receptors...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704045/local-environment-of-terbium-iii-ions-in-layered-nanocrystalline-zirconium-iv-phosphonate-phosphate-ion-exchange-materials
#7
Maxwell W Terban, Chenyang Shi, Rita Silbernagel, Abraham Clearfield, Simon J L Billinge
The structures of Zr(IV) phosphonate-phosphate based, unconventional metal organic framework materials have been determined using atomic pair distribution function analysis of high energy, X-ray total scattering diffraction data. They are found to form as nanocrystalline layers of Zr phosphate, similar to the bulk, but with a high degree of interlayer disorder and intermediate intralayer order extending around 5 nm. These materials are of interest for their high selectivity for 3+ lanthanide ions. To investigate the mechanism of the selectivity, we utilize difference pair distribution function analysis to extract the local structural environment of Tb(3+) ions loaded into the framework...
July 13, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701183/ruxolitinib-found-to-cause-eyelash-growth-a-case-report
#8
Julia Song, Alice Song, Trisa Palmares, Michael Song, Harold Song
BACKGROUND: Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a hematologic disorder in which the eosinophils proliferate. Oral Janus kinase inhibitors are known to be effective treating hypereosinophilic syndrome. Janus kinase inhibitors have also demonstrated efficacy in alopecia. Madarosis is a condition in which the eyelashes are missing or absent and can been seen in alopecia patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 77-year-old Asian man who was diagnosed with hypereosinophilic syndrome, refractive to all medications except ruxolitinib...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699278/regulatory-t-cells-in-skin
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REVIEW
Niwa Ali, Michael D Rosenblum
Foxp3+ CD4+ Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are a subset of immune cells that function to regulate tissue inflammation. Skin is one of the largest organs and is home to a large proportion of the body's Tregs. However, relative to other tissues (such as the spleen and gastrointestinal tract) the function of Tregs in skin is less well defined. Here, we review our understanding of how Tregs migrate to skin and the cellular and molecular pathways required for their maintenance in this tissue. In addition, we outline what is known about the specialized functions of Tregs in skin...
July 12, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698747/association-among-thyroid-dysfunction-asthma-allergic-rhinitis-and-eczema-in-children-with-alopecia-areata
#10
Javad Ghaffari, Ghasem Rahmatpour Rokni, Armaghan Kazeminejad, Hosein Abedi
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata is a non-scarring hair loss, which typically starts quickly. Atopy is one of the possible predisposing risk factors for this condition. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of thyroid disease, atopic dermatitis and allergic diseases in children with alopecia areata and compare the results with healthy individuals. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted on 50 patients with alopecia areata, diagnosed by a dermatologist, and 150 healthy individuals as the control group...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698609/functional-analyses-of-a-novel-missense-and-other-mutations-of-the-vitamin-d-receptor-in-association-with-alopecia
#11
Mayuko Tamura, Michiyasu Ishizawa, Tsuyoshi Isojima, Samim Özen, Akira Oka, Makoto Makishima, Sachiko Kitanaka
Hereditary 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D-resistant rickets (HVDRR) is a rare disorder, caused by bialellic mutations of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene, sometimes associated with alopecia. The aim of this study is to elucidate the mechanism of functional disruption of a novel mutation, detected in a patient with HVDRR, comparing to other mutations with or without alopecia. The patient was a 2-year-old girl with alopecia, who was clinically diagnosed as HVDRR. Genetic analysis revealed a novel homozygous mutation, S360P, located in ligand binding domain (LBD)...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690518/trichoscopic-findings-of-erosive-pustular-dermatosis-of-the-scalp-associated-with-gefitinib
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Tomohisa Fukui, Hideo Kitamura, Ken Harada, Hajime Nakano, Daisuke Sawamura
Alopecia associated with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor therapy is a rare cutaneous side effect with the potential to progress to scarring alopecia. Thus, dermatologists should make an early diagnosis. We present the case of a 57-year-old Japanese female with scarring alopecia associated with gefitinib, which is an EGFR inhibitor, including trichoscopic findings. The patient treated with gefitinib for non-small cell lung cancer experienced skin rash and hair loss of the scalp. The scalp lesions appeared similar to erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690485/a-novel-pathogenic-variant-in-the-mitf-gene-segregating-with-a-unique-spectrum-of-ocular-findings-in-an-extended-iranian-waardenburg-syndrome-kindred
#13
Nazanin Jalilian, Mohammad A Tabatabaiefar, Tayyeb Bahrami, Golaleh Karbasi, Mohammad H Bahramian, Abdolrahman Salimpoor, Mohammad R Noori-Daloii
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by abnormal pigmentation of the hair, skin, and iris as well as sensorineural hearing loss. WS is subdivided into 4 major types (WS1-4), where WS2 is characterized by the absence of dystopia canthorum. This study was launched to investigate clinical and molecular characteristics of WS in an extended Iranian WS2 family. A comprehensive clinical investigation was performed. Peripheral blood samples were collected and genomic DNA was extracted...
June 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689207/design-of-finasteride-loaded-nanoparticles-for-potential-treatment-of-alopecia
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Luís V Roque, Inês S Dias, Nuno Cruz, Ana Rebelo, Amílcar Roberto, Patrícia Rijo, Catarina P Reis
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Androgenetic alopecia is an extremely common dermatological disorder affecting both men and women. Oral finasteride (FNS), a synthetic 4-aza-3-oxosteroid compound with poor aqueous solubility, blocks the peripheral conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in a significant reduction in DHT concentration, achieving satisfactory results in alopecia treatment. However, its oral intake generally causes severe side effects. Considering that there is currently no scientifically proven treatment, new drug delivery systems able to improve alopecia therapy are urgently required...
July 8, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685843/oxidative-stress-management-in-the-hair-follicle-could-targeting-nrf2-counter-age-related-hair-disorders-and-beyond
#15
REVIEW
Laura Jadkauskaite, Pierre A Coulombe, Matthias Schäfer, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova, Ralf Paus, Iain S Haslam
Widespread expression of the transcription factor, nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (NRF2), which maintains redox homeostasis, has recently been identified in the hair follicle (HF). Small molecule activators of NRF2 may therefore be useful in the management of HF pathologies associated with redox imbalance, ranging from HF greying and HF ageing via androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata to chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Indeed, NRF2 activation has been shown to prevent peroxide-induced hair growth inhibition...
July 7, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679382/ethnopharmacological-survey-of-home-remedies-used-for-treatment-of-hair-and-scalp-and-their-methods-of-preparation-in-the-west-bank-palestine
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Abdel Naser Zaid, Nidal Amin Jaradat, Ahmad Mustafa Eid, Hamzeh Al Zabadi, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat, Saja Adam Darwish
BACKGROUND: Natural products have many uses and purposes, including those linked to pharmaceutics and cosmetics. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of natural remedies for the treatment of hair and scalp disorders in the West Bank, Palestine. METHODS: An ethnopharmacological survey of herbal remedies and other natural products used in cosmetics and cosmeceuticals was carried out in the West Bank, Palestine. A questionnaire was distributed to 267 herbalists, traditional healers, hairdressers and rural dwellers...
July 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677207/new-role-of-lrp5-associated-with-non-syndromic-autosomal-recessive-hereditary-hearing-loss
#17
Wenjun Xia, Jiongjiong Hu, Fei Liu, Jing Ma, Shaoyang Sun, Jin Zhang, Kaiyue Jin, Jianbo Huang, Nan Jiang, Xu Wang, Wenwen Li, Zhaoxin Ma, Duan Ma
Human hearing loss is a common neurosensory disorder about which many basic research and clinically relevant questions are unresolved. And at least 50% of hearing loss are due to a genetic etiology. Although hundreds of genes have been reported, there were still hundreds of related deafness genes to be found. Clinical, genetic, and functional investigations were performed to identify the causative mutation in a distinctive Chinese family with post-lingual non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. Whole-exome sequencing identified lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5), a member of the low-density lipoprotein receptor family, as the causative gene in this family...
July 4, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667830/predictors-of-comorbid-eating-disorders-and-association-with-other-obsessive-compulsive-spectrum-disorders-in-trichotillomania
#18
Erica Greenberg, Jon E Grant, Erin E Curley, Christine Lochner, Douglas W Woods, Esther S Tung, Dan J Stein, Sarah A Redden, Jeremiah M Scharf, Nancy J Keuthen
Trichotillomania (TTM) and eating disorders (ED) share many phenomenological similarities, including ritualized compulsive behaviors. Given this, and that comorbid EDs may represent additional functional burden to hair pullers, we sought to identify factors that predict diagnosis of an ED in a TTM population. Subjects included 555 adult females (age range 18-65) with DSM-IV-TR TTM or chronic hair pullers recruited from multiple sites. 7.2% (N=40) of our TTM subjects met criteria for an ED in their lifetime...
June 21, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665792/status-of-essential-elements-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Amene Saghazadeh, Narges Ahangari, Kasra Hendi, Fatemeh Saleh, Nima Rezaei
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that imposes heavy financial burden on governments and families of affected children. It is considered a multifactorial condition, where trace elements are among environmental factors that may contribute to ASD. Meanwhile, the between-study variance is high. The present systematic review was designed to investigate the difference in trace element measures between patients with ASD and control subjects. Meta-analyses showed that the hair concentrations of chromium (p=0...
June 29, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664504/assessment-of-gender-and-age-effects-on-serum-and-hair-trace-element-levels-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#20
Anatoly V Skalny, Natalia V Simashkova, Anastasia A Skalnaya, Tatiana P Klyushnik, Geir Bjørklund, Margarita G Skalnaya, Alexey A Tinkov
The primary objective of the present study was to investigate the levels of essential trace elements in hair and serum in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and investigate the age and gender effects. Children with ASD were characterized by significantly higher levels of copper (Cu) (+8%), iron (Fe) (+5%), and selenium (Se) (+13%) levels in hair and only 8% higher serum Cu levels. After stratification for gender, ASD boys were characterized by significantly increased hair Cu (+ 25%), Fe (+ 25%), and Se (+ 9%) levels, whereas in girls only Se content was elevated (+ 15%)...
June 29, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
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