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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453334/different-immune-signature-in-youths-experiencing-antipsychotic-induced-weight-gain-compared-to-untreated-obese-patients
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Simone Pisano, Gennaro Catone, Giangennaro Coppola, Marco Carotenuto, Raffaella Iuliano, Claudia Tiano, Anna Rita Montesanto, Vittoria D'Esposito, Emanuele Del Giudice Miraglia, Pietro Formisano, Carmela Bravaccio
OBJECTIVES: To assess cytokine and chemokine levels in youth experiencing antipsychotic-induced weight gain (AIWG) compared to obese patients, hypothesizing a different "immune signature" between the two kinds of obesity. METHODS: We compared a group of youth experiencing AIWG (N 19, mean age 159 months, mean body mass index [BMI] z-score 1.81) and an age-, gender-, and BMI-matched group of untreated obese patients (N 19, mean age 147 months, mean BMI z-score 2) for a wide range of cytokines and chemokines by using a multiplex ELISA test...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445152/multiplexed-gene-expression-profiling-identifies-the-fgfr4-pathway-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Changhoon Yoo, Jihoon Kang, Deokhoon Kim, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Seung-Mo Hong, Jung Jin Hwang, Seong-Yun Jeong, Shin Hwang, Ki-Hun Kim, Young-Joo Lee, Klaus P Hoeflich, Oleg Schmidt-Kittler, Stephen Miller, Eun Kyung Choi
BACKGROUND: The fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) pathway is an essential regulatory component of bile acid synthesis, and its relationship with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported. We investigated the gene expression and clinical significance of FGFR4 and related pathways in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA). RESULTS: The median age was 56 years (range 30-78) and 34 patients (74%) were male. Six patients (13%) had hepatitis B virus infection, with or without liver cirrhosis...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403017/effects-of-different-fresh-gas-flows-with-or-without-a-heat-and-moisture-exchanger-on-inhaled-gas-humidity-in-adults-undergoing-general-anaesthesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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José R C Braz, Mariana G Braz, Yoko Hayashi, Regina H G Martins, Marluci Betini, Leandro G Braz, Regina El Dib
BACKGROUND: The minimum inhaled gas absolute humidity level is 20 mgH2O l for short-duration use in general anaesthesia and 30 mgH2O l for long-duration use in intensive care to avoid respiratory tract dehydration. OBJECTIVE: The aim is to compare the effects of different fresh gas flows (FGFs) through a circle rebreathing system with or without a heat and moisture exchanger (HME) on inhaled gas absolute humidity in adults undergoing general anaesthesia. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402487/circulating-klotho-associates-with-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-during-hemodialysis
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Christophe Marçais, Delphine Maucort-Boulch, Jocelyne Drai, Emmanuelle Dantony, Marie-Christine Carlier, Emilie Blond, Leslie Genet, François Kuentz, Dominique Lataillade, Eric Legrand, Xavier Moreau-Gaudry, Guillaume Jean, Denis Fouque
Background: Klotho gene was identified as an aging suppressor. In animals klotho over-expression extends lifespan and defective klotho results in rapid aging and early death. The kidney is the main contributor to circulating klotho levels and during chronic kidney disease, renal klotho gene expression is drastically reduced in animals and humans as well. Objective: We aimed to determine the consequences of a serum klotho defect on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality during chronic dialysis...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315901/the-effect-of-sitagliptin-on-lipid-metabolism-of-fatty-liver-mice-and-related-mechanisms
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Bilin Xu, Tian Shen, Lin Chen, Juan Xia, Cuiping Zhang, Hongping Wang, Ming Yu, Tao Lei
BACKGROUND In clinics, patients with type 2 diabetes complicated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have been shown to receive significant improvements in blood glucose levels, lipid levels, and liver function after sitagliptin treatment, although the mechanism of drug action remains poorly understood. This study investigated the possible mechanism of sitagliptin on lipid metabolism of NAFLD mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS Male C57/BL6 mice were induced for NAFLD via 16 weeks of a high-fat diet, and were treated with 15 mg/kg/day sitagliptin for 16 consecutive weeks...
March 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293196/muscle-sympathetic-nerve-activity-is-associated-with-liver-insulin-sensitivity-in-obese-non-diabetic-men
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Daniel L T Chen, Rachael Brown, Carsten Liess, Anne Poljak, Aimin Xu, Jialiang Zhang, Michael Trenell, Arthur Jenkins, Donald Chisholm, Dorit Samocha-Bonet, Vaughan G Macefield, Jerry R Greenfield
Introduction: Muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) may play a role in insulin resistance in obesity. However, the direction and nature of the relationship between MSNA and insulin resistance in obesity remain unclear. We hypothesized that resting MSNA would correlate inversely with both muscle and liver insulin sensitivity and that it would be higher in insulin-resistant vs. insulin-sensitive subjects. Materials and methods: Forty-five non-diabetic obese subjects were studied. As no significant relationships were found in women, the data presented in on 22 men aged 48 ± 12 years...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275113/potential-mechanisms-of-effects-of-serum-derived-bovine-immunoglobulin-protein-isolate-therapy-in-patients-with-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Nelson Valentin, Michael Camilleri, Paula Carlson, Sean C Harrington, Deborah Eckert, Jessica O'Neill, Duane Burton, Jun Chen, Audrey L Shaw, Andres Acosta
Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate (SBI), an oral nutritional therapy, is efficacious in diverse diarrheal diseases. In an open-label study in 15 patients with irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea (IBS-D), we evaluated effects of SBI (5.0 g, twice a day) for 8 weeks on safety, on bowel function and abdominal pain, tryptophan metabolism (K:T ratio), intestinal permeability ((13)C-mannitol and lactulose excretion), bile acid synthesis (fasting serum FGF-19 and C4), duodenal and stool microbiome, and the expression of 90 genes related to inflammation, immune function, and tight junctions in duodenal mucosa...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252047/inhibition-of-proliferation-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-by-heavy-chain-hyaluronan-pentraxin-3
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Hua He, Ajay E Kuriyan, Chen-Wei Su, Megha Mahabole, Yuan Zhang, Ying-Ting Zhu, Harry W Flynn, Jean-Marie Parel, Scheffer C G Tseng
Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is mediated by proliferation and epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Because heavy chain-hyaluronic acid/pentraxin 3 (HC-HA/PTX3) purified from human amniotic membrane exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring actions, we hypothesized that HC-HA/PTX3 could inhibit these PVR-related processes in vitro. In this study, we first optimized an ARPE-19 cell culture model to mimic PVR by defining cell density, growth factors, and cultivation time...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249286/impact-of-fibroblast-growth-factors-19-and-21-in-bariatric-metabolism
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Ashley Patton, Farooq H Khan, Rohit Kohli
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is a popular and effective therapeutic intervention for obesity, which is an abnormal health condition that is prevalent worldwide. Metabolic improvements that precede weight loss after bariatric surgery may be mediated, in part, through the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 15/19 and FGF21 signaling pathways. Both FGF15/19 and FGF21 are hormone-like members of the FGF family and exert their metabolic effects in an endocrine manner. Enhanced bile acid recycling after bariatric surgery leads to increased circulating levels of FGF15/19 in the distal small intestine...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249259/fibroblast-growth-factor-15-19-in-hepatocarcinogenesis
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Gloria Alvarez-Sola, Iker Uriarte, M Ujue Latasa, Raquel Urtasun, Marina Bárcena-Varela, Maria Elizalde, Maddalen Jiménez, Carlos M Rodriguez-Ortigosa, Fernando J Corrales, Maite G Fernández-Barrena, Carmen Berasain, Matías A Avila
BACKGROUND: Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a neoplastic disease with a very bad prognosis and increasing worldwide incidence. HCCs are resistant to conventional chemotherapy and the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib is the only agent that has shown some clinical efficacy. It is therefore important to identify key molecular mechanisms driving hepatocarcinogenesis for the development of more efficacious therapies. However, HCCs are heterogeneous tumors and different molecular subclasses have been characterized...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202005/impact-of-gut-hormone-fgf-19-on-type-2-diabetes-and-mitochondrial-recovery-in-a-prospective-study-of-obese-diabetic-women-undergoing-bariatric-surgery
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Lucia Martinez de la Escalera, Ioannis Kyrou, Jana Vrbikova, Voitech Hainer, Petra Sramkova, Martin Fried, Milan K Piya, Sudhesh Kumar, Gyanendra Tripathi, Philip G McTernan
BACKGROUND: The ileal-derived hormone, fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF-19), may promote weight loss and facilitate type-2 diabetes mellitus remission in bariatric surgical patients. We investigated the effect of different bariatric procedures on circulating FGF-19 levels and the resulting impact on mitochondrial health in white adipose tissue (AT). METHODS: Obese and type-2 diabetic women (n = 39, BMI > 35 kg/m(2)) undergoing either biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), laparoscopic greater curvature plication (LGCP), or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) participated in this ethics approved study...
February 16, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169840/bile-acid-disease-the-emerging-epidemic
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Ibironke Oduyebo, Michael Camilleri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our objective was to review advances in bile acids in health and disease published in the last 2 years. Bile acid diarrhea (BAD) is recognized as a common cause of chronic diarrhea, and its recognition has been facilitated by development of new screening tests. RECENT FINDINGS: Primary BAD can account for 30% of cases of chronic diarrhea. The mechanisms leading to BAD include inadequate feedback regulation by fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF-19) from ileal enterocytes, abnormalities in synthesis or degradation of proteins involved in FGF-19 regulation in hepatocytes and variations as a function of the bile acid receptor, TGR5 (GPBAR1)...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164555/continuous-hemodiafiltration-with-an-an69st-hemofilter-an69st-chdf-as-fgf-23-lowering-therapy
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Masafumi Yamato, Yusuke Minematsu, Yuta Ikemiya, Junichi Shibata, Junya Fujii, Takumi Minato, Sachie Miyagawa, Kaori Takaori, Yoko Tomiyama, Ikue Nagayama, Akira Wada, Takahito Ito, Hirotsugu Iwatani
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) is elevated not only in chronic kidney disease (CKD), but also in acute illnesses such as acute kidney injury, septic shock, and acute heart failure. FGF-23 would be not only a simple biomarker but also a direct toxic factor in acute illness. Therefore, lowering circulating FGF-23 levels in clinical practice would be an exciting and valuable interventional strategy. Continuous hemodiafiltration (CHDF) is often performed for the treatment of the aforementioned acute illnesses...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130714/the-effect-of-nephrectomy-on-klotho-fgf-23-and-bone-metabolism
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Katarzyna Kakareko, Alicja Rydzewska-Rosolowska, Szymon Brzosko, Joanna Gozdzikiewicz-Lapinska, Ewa Koc-Zorawska, Pawel Samocik, Robert Kozlowski, Michal Mysliwiec, Beata Naumnik, Tomasz Hryszko
BACKGROUND: Increased concentration of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) and decreased levels of soluble Klotho (sKL) are linked to negative clinical outcomes among patients with chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury. Therefore, it is reasonable to hypothesize that GFR reduction caused by nephrectomy might alter mineral metabolism and induces adverse consequences. Whether nephrectomy due to urological indications causes derangements in FGF-23 and sKL has not been studied. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of acute GFR decline due to unilateral nephrectomy on bone metabolism, FGF-23 and sKL levels...
April 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106545/the-alterations-of-serum-fgf-21-levels-metabolic-and-body-composition-in-early-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy
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Murat Akyol, Ahmet Alacacioglu, Leyla Demir, Yuksel Kucukzeybek, Yasar Yildiz, Zehra Gumus, Mete Kara, Tarik Salman, Umut Varol, Halil Taskaynatan, Utku Oflazoglu, Vedat Bayoglu, Mustafa Oktay Tarhan
BACKGROUND: In early breast cancer patients, the effects of hormonal therapy (tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors) on plasma fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF-21), lipid levels and body composition have not yet been investigated. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the relationship between FGF-21 and body composition as well as the effects of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors on plasma lipid levels, FGF-21, and body composition. METHODS: A total of 72 patients were treated with either tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors due to their menopausal status after adjuvant radiotherapy...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086917/resveratrol-regulates-neuro-inflammation-and-induces-adaptive-immunity-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Charbel Moussa, Michaeline Hebron, Xu Huang, Jaeil Ahn, Robert A Rissman, Paul S Aisen, R Scott Turner
BACKGROUND: Treatment of mild-moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) subjects (N = 119) for 52 weeks with the SIRT1 activator resveratrol (up to 1 g by mouth twice daily) attenuates progressive declines in CSF Aβ40 levels and activities of daily living (ADL) scores. METHODS: For this retrospective study, we examined banked CSF and plasma samples from a subset of AD subjects with CSF Aβ42 <600 ng/ml (biomarker-confirmed AD) at baseline (N = 19 resveratrol-treated and N = 19 placebo-treated)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065787/intestinal-farnesoid-x-receptor-controls-transintestinal-cholesterol-excretion-in-mice
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Jan Freark de Boer, Marleen Schonewille, Marije Boesjes, Henk Wolters, Vincent W Bloks, Trijnie Bos, Theo H van Dijk, Angelika Jurdzinski, Renze Boverhof, Justina C Wolters, Jan A Kuivenhoven, Jan M van Deursen, Ronald P J Oude Elferink, Antonio Moschetta, Claus Kremoser, Henkjan J Verkade, Folkert Kuipers, Albert K Groen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The role of the intestine in the maintenance of cholesterol homeostasis increasingly is recognized. Fecal excretion of cholesterol is the last step in the atheroprotective reverse cholesterol transport pathway, to which biliary and transintestinal cholesterol excretion (TICE) contribute. The mechanisms controlling the flux of cholesterol through the TICE pathway, however, are poorly understood. We aimed to identify mechanisms that regulate and stimulate TICE. METHODS: We performed studies with C57Bl/6J mice, as well as with mice with intestine-specific knockout of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR), mice that express an FXR transgene specifically in the intestine, and ABCG8-knockout mice...
January 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041926/chronic-over-expression-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-increases-bile-acid-biosynthesis-by-opposing-fgf15-19-action
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Jun Zhang, Jamila Gupte, Yan Gong, Jennifer Weiszmann, Yuan Zhang, Ki Jeong Lee, William G Richards, Yang Li
Pharmacological doses of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21 effectively normalize glucose, lipid and energy homeostasis in multiple animal models with many benefits translating to obese humans with type 2 diabetes. However, a role for FGF21 in the regulation of bile acid metabolism has not been reported. Herein, we demonstrate AAV-mediated FGF21 overexpression in mice increases liver expression of the key bile acid producing enzyme, Cyp7a1, resulting in an increased bile acid pool. Furthermore, in cholecystectomized mice, FGF21-mediated bile acid pool increase led to increased transit of bile acids into colon...
February 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988457/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-of-lucitanib-in-fgfr1-2-amplified-or-mutated-cancer-models
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Federica Guffanti, Rosaria Chilà, Ezia Bello, Massimo Zucchetti, Monique Zangarini, Laura Ceriani, Mariella Ferrari, Monica Lupi, Anne Jacquet-Bescond, Mike F Burbridge, Marie-Jeanne Pierrat, Giovanna Damia
The fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) pathway has been implicated both as an escape mechanism from anti-angiogenic therapy and as a driver oncogene in different tumor types. Lucitanib is a small molecule inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors 1 to 3 (VEGFR1 to 3), platelet derived growth factor α/β (PDGFRα/β) and FGFR1-3 tyrosine kinases and has demonstrated activity in a phase I/II clinical study, with objective RECIST responses in breast cancer patients with FGFR1 or FGF3/4/19 gene amplification, as well as in patients anticipated to benefit from anti-angiogenic agents...
December 15, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849035/continuous-exposure-to-non-lethal-doses-of-sodium-iodate-induces-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cell-dysfunction
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Xiao-Yu Zhang, Tsz Kin Ng, Mårten Erik Brelén, Di Wu, Jian Xiong Wang, Kwok Ping Chan, Jasmine Sum Yee Yung, Di Cao, Yumeng Wang, Shaodan Zhang, Sun On Chan, Chi Pui Pang
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), characterized by progressive degeneration of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), is the major cause of irreversible blindness and visual impairment in elderly population. We previously established a RPE degeneration model using an acute high dose sodium iodate to induce oxidative stress. Here we report findings on a prolonged treatment of low doses of sodium iodate on human RPE cells (ARPE-19). RPE cells were treated continuously with low doses (2-10 mM) of sodium iodate for 5 days...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
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