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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267132/pentraxin3-as-a-new-indicator-of-cardiovascular-related-death-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Marcin Krzanowski, Katarzyna Krzanowska, Mariusz Gajda, Paulina Dumnicka, Artur Dziewierz, Karolina Woziwodzka, Jan A Litwin, Władysław Sułowicz
INTRODUCTION    Pentraxin3 (PTX3) play an important role in the inflammatory response, taking part in recognizing pathogens and damaged tissues. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between PTX3 levels and all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients during five-year observation period.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    The study comprised 78 patients (51 hemodialyzed, 27 predialysis). The examined parameters included PTX3, calcium, phosphate, iPTH, interleukin-6 (IL-6), fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), osteopontin (OPN), osteoprotegerin (OPG), osteocalcin (OC), osteopontin (OPN), osteoprotegerin (OPG), osteocalcin, tumor necrosis factor receptor II (TNF-R II), transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), stromal cell-derived factor α (SDF1α), and thrombomodulin (TM)...
February 27, 2017: Pol Arch Intern Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230890/effect-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-vitamin-d-and-fgf-23-levels-in-congenital-hypogonadism
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Cem Haymana, Alper Sonmez, Aydogan Aydogdu, Serkan Tapan, Yalcin Basaran, Coskun Meric, Kamil Baskoy, Abdullah Taslipinar, Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz, Omer Azal
INTRODUCTION: Patients with hypogonadism are at increased risk of cardiac and metabolic diseases and osteoporosis. Vitamin D and Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) play role in the regulation of bone mineral metabolism and endothelial functions. Low vitamin D levels are reported in hypogonadism, while there is no data about the effect of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We investigated the effect of TRT on vitamin D and FGF-23 levels along with endothelial functions and insulin resistance in hypogonadal patients...
February 23, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221043/radiolabeled-111-in-fgf-2-is-suitable-for-in-vitro-ex-vivo-evaluations-and-in-vivo-imaging
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Alessandra Moscaroli, Gabriel Jones, Tessa Lühmann, Lorenz Meinel, Stephanie Wälti, Alain Blanc, Eliane Fischer, Manuel Hilbert, Roger Schibli, Martin Béhé
Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is a potent modulator of cell growth and regulation, with improper FGF-2 signaling being involved in impaired responses to injury or even cancer. Therefore, the exploitation of FGF-2 as a therapeutic drives the prerequisite for effective insight into drug disposition kinetics. In this article, we present an (111)In-radiolabeled FGF-2 derivative for noninvasive imaging in small animals deploying single photon emission tomography (SPECT). (111)In-FGF-2 is equally well suitable for in vitro and ex vivo investigations as (125)I-FGF-2...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186657/association-of-vitamin-d-metabolites-with-parathyroid-hormone-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-calcium-and-phosphorus-in-dogs-with-various-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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V J Parker, L M Harjes, K Dembek, G S Young, D J Chew, R E Toribio
BACKGROUND: Hypovitaminosis D is associated with progression of renal disease, development of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism (RHPT), chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD), and increased mortality in people with CKD. Despite what is known regarding vitamin D dysregulation in humans with CKD, little is known about vitamin D metabolism in dogs with CKD. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to further elucidate vitamin D status in dogs with different stages of CKD and to relate it to factors that affect the development of CKD-MBD, including parathyroid hormone (PTH), fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23), calcium, and phosphorus concentrations...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174253/vitamin-d-induces-myogenic-differentiation-in-skeletal-muscle-derived-stem-cells
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Melissa Braga, Zena Simmons, Keith C Norris, Monica G Ferrini, Jorge N Artaza
Skeletal muscle wasting is a serious disorder associated with health conditions such as aging, chronic kidney disease and AIDS. Vitamin D is most widely recognized for its regulation of calcium and phosphate homeostasis in relation to bone development and maintenance. Recently, vitamin D supplementation has been shown to improve muscle performance and reduce the risk of falls in vitamin D deficient older adults. However, little is known of the underlying molecular mechanism(s) or the role it plays in myogenic differentiation...
April 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173916/effect-of-mineral-and-bone-metabolism-on-restless-legs-syndrome-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Precil D M M Neves, Fabiana G Graciolli, Ivone B Oliveira, Ramaiane A Bridi, Rosa M A Moysés, Rosilene M Elias
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a highly prevalent sleep disease among patients on hemodialysis. The physiopathology is still unclear, and may be multifactorial. Because of the association between iron metabolism and chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorders (CKD-MBD), we hypothesized that both factors would be associated with RLS. METHODS: We have evaluated hemodialysis patients, in a face-to-face interview for the diagnosis and severity of RLS, as measured by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167299/1-25-oh-2d3-and-calcipotriol-its-hypocalcemic-analog-exert-a-long-lasting-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-proliferative-effect-in-synoviocytes-cultured-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-osteoarthritis
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Johanna A Huhtakangas, Johanna Veijola, Sanna Turunen, Anna Karjalainen, Maarit Valkealahti, Tomi Nousiainen, Susanna Yli-Luukko, Olli Vuolteenaho, Petri Lehenkari
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effects of 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3), i.e. biologically active vitamin D and calcipotriol, a vitamin D analogue, on growth and secretion of inflammatory mediators in synovial stromal cells (SSC) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Synovial stromal cells (SSC) isolated during knee prosthesis surgery from four patients with RA and four with OA were exposed to 1,25(OH)2D3 or calcipotriol with or without stimulation of cells with IL-1β or TNF-α...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126267/evaluation-of-porcine-stem-cell-competence-for-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-and-production-of-cloned-animals
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Jan O Secher, Ying Liu, Stoyan Petkov, Yonglun Luo, Dong Li, Vanessa J Hall, Mette Schmidt, Henrik Callesen, Jacob F Bentzon, Charlotte B Sørensen, Kristine K Freude, Poul Hyttel
Porcine somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) has been used extensively to create genetically modified pigs, but the efficiency of the methodology is still low. It has been hypothesized that pluripotent or multipotent stem cells might result in increased SCNT efficacy as these cells are closer than somatic cells to the epigenetic state found in the blastomeres and therefore need less reprogramming. Our group has worked with porcine SCNT during the last 20 years and here we describe our experience with SCNT of 3 different stem cell lines...
March 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094278/persistent-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-signalling-in-the-parathyroid-glands-for-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-in-mice-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Kazuki Kawakami, Ai Takeshita, Kenryo Furushima, Masayasu Miyajima, Ikuji Hatamura, Makoto Kuro-O, Yasuhide Furuta, Kazushige Sakaguchi
Secondary hyperparathyroidism, in which parathyroid hormone (PTH) is excessively secreted in response to factors such as hyperphosphataemia, hypocalcaemia, and low 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) levels, is commonly observed in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and is accompanied by high levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23). However, the effect of FGF23 on the parathyroid glands (PG) remains controversial. To bind to FGF receptors, FGF23 requires αKlotho, which is highly expressed in the PG...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039046/bone-quality-assessment-as-measured-by-trabecular-bone-score-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-dialysis
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Maria P Yavropoulou, Vasilios Vaios, Maria Pikilidou, Ioannis Chryssogonidis, Melina Sachinidou, Symeon Tournis, Konstantinos Makris, Kalliopi Kotsa, Michalis Daniilidis, Afroditi Haritanti, Vassilios Liakopoulos
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) exhibit osteoporosis and increased fracture risk. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan measurements and calculation of fracture risk assessment toll score underestimate fracture risk in these patients and do not estimate bone quality. Trabecular bone score (TBS) has been recently proposed as an indirect measure of bone microarchitecture. In this study, we investigated alterations of bone quality in patients with ESRD on HD, using TBS...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027796/associations-of-serum-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-levels-with-obesity-and-visceral-fat-accumulation
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Xiang Hu, Xiaojing Ma, Yuqi Luo, Yiting Xu, Qin Xiong, Xiaoping Pan, Yunfeng Xiao, Yuqian Bao, Weiping Jia
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recent findings raise the possibility that fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 23 may be related with fat contents and distribution. The present study aimed to elucidate the associations of serum FGF23 levels with the fat contents and distribution. METHODS: A total of 1599 normoglycemic individuals with preserved kidney function were enrolled. Serum levels of intact FGF23 were detected using a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Overweight/obesity was defined by a body mass index of ≥25...
December 18, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941640/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-a-potential-uremic-toxin
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REVIEW
Piotr Kuczera, Marcin Adamczak, Andrzej Wiecek
Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) is a circulating member of the FGF family produced mainly by the osteocytes and osteoblasts that can act as a hormone. The main action of FGF23 is to lower phosphatemia via the reduction of urinary phosphate reabsorption and the decrease of 1,25(OH)₂-D generation in the kidney. In the course of chronic kidney disease (CKD), plasma FGF23 concentration rises early, most probably to compensate the inability of the deteriorating kidneys to excrete an adequate amount of phosphate...
December 8, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861335/response-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-to-volume-interventions-in-arterial-hypertension-and-diabetic-nephropathy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jelmer K Humalda, Sarah Seiler-Muler, Arjan J Kwakernaak, Marc G Vervloet, Gerjan Navis, Danilo Fliser, Gunnar H Heine, Martin H de Borst
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) rises progressively in chronic kidney disease and is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. FGF-23 putatively induces volume retention by upregulating the sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC). We studied whether, conversely, interventions in volume status affect FGF-23 concentrations.We performed a post hoc analysis of 1) a prospective saline infusion study with 12 patients with arterial hypertension who received 2 L of isotonic saline over 4 hours, and 2) a randomized controlled trial with 45 diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients on background angiotensin-converting enzyme -inhibition (ACEi), who underwent 4 6-week treatment periods with add-on hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) or placebo, combined with regular sodium (RS) or low sodium (LS) diet in a cross-over design...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833290/free-gracilis-flap-for-chest-wall-reconstruction-in-male-patient-with-poland-syndrome-after-implant-failure
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Mario Cherubino, Francesca Maggiulli, Igor Pellegatta, Luigi Valdatta
Poland's syndrome (PS) is a congenital monolateral deformity that may involve breast, chest wall, and upper limb with different degrees of clinical expressions. In some cases, the problem is mainly cosmetic, and the reconstruction should be performed to achieve minimal scarring and donor site morbidity. The authors describe a case report of a male patient with PS who developed a severe capsular contraction after 25 years implant reconstruction, who was treated after explantation using free gracilis flap (FGF)...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812884/alofanib-an-allosteric-fgfr2-inhibitor-has-potent-effects-on-ovarian-cancer-growth-in-preclinical-studies
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Alexandra Tyulyandina, Daniel Harrison, Wei Yin, Evgenia Stepanova, Dmitry Kochenkov, Eliso Solomko, Nina Peretolchina, Frits Daeyaert, Jean-Baptiste Joos, Koen Van Aken, Mikhail Byakhov, Evgenia Gavrilova, Sergei Tjulandin, Ilya Tsimafeyeu
Purpose Early data suggest that combining FGFR2 inhibitors with platinum-containing cytotoxic agents for the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer may yield increased antitumor activity. We investigated antitumor activity of alofanib (RPT835), a novel allosteric FGFR2 inhibitor, in ovarian cancer in vitro and in vivo. Methods Equal amounts of ovarian cancer cell (SKOV3) lysates were analyzed for FGFR1-3 protein expression using Wes. To assess the efficacy of alofanib on FGF-mediated cell proliferation, SKOV3 cells were incubated and were treated with serially diluted alofanib...
April 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793834/early-molecular-events-during-retinoic-acid-induced-differentiation-of-neuromesodermal-progenitors
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Thomas J Cunningham, Alexandre Colas, Gregg Duester
Bipotent neuromesodermal progenitors (NMPs) residing in the caudal epiblast drive coordinated body axis extension by generating both posterior neuroectoderm and presomitic mesoderm. Retinoic acid (RA) is required for body axis extension, however the early molecular response to RA signaling is poorly defined, as is its relationship to NMP biology. As endogenous RA is first seen near the time when NMPs appear, we used WNT/FGF agonists to differentiate embryonic stem cells to NMPs which were then treated with a short 2-h pulse of 25 nM RA or 1 µM RA followed by RNA-seq transcriptome analysis...
December 15, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788150/calciotropic-and-phosphaturic-hormones-in-end-stage-heart-failure-patients-supported-by-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Armin Zittermann, Jana B Ernst, Stefan Pilz, Jens Dreier, Joachim Kuhn, Cornelius Knabbe, Jan F Gummert, Michiel Morshuis, Hendrik Milting
BACKGROUND: Calcium and phosphate are central for myocardial contractility and energy metabolism, and low levels of the calciotropic hormone 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), as well as high levels of the phosphaturic hormone fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-23, are independently associated with poor clinical outcome in heart failure (HF) patients. We therefore aimed to investigate the postoperative time course of the aforementioned hormones in HF patients supported with a left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770793/long-term-evolution-of-endothelial-function-during-kidney-transplantation
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Clark Kensinger, Aihua Bian, Meagan Fairchild, Guanhua Chen, Loren Lipworth, T Alp Ikizler, Kelly A Birdwell
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction is an important precursor to the development of atherosclerosis, and has been suggested to play a role in the increased cardiovascular risk in patients with end stage renal disease. Endothelial function improves rapidly following post kidney transplantation, but the long term change remains unclear. Hypothesizing that endothelial function would remain improved long term post kidney transplantation, we evaluated the longitudinal change of endothelial function, measured by flow-mediated dilation (FMD) of the brachial artery, from months 1 to 24 post transplantation...
October 22, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755557/an-abbreviated-protocol-for-in-vitro-generation-of-functional-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-beta-like-cells
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Mohammad Massumi, Farzaneh Pourasgari, Amarnadh Nalla, Battsetseg Batchuluun, Kristina Nagy, Eric Neely, Rida Gull, Andras Nagy, Michael B Wheeler
The ability to yield glucose-responsive pancreatic beta-cells from human pluripotent stem cells in vitro will facilitate the development of the cell replacement therapies for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. Here, through the sequential in vitro targeting of selected signaling pathways, we have developed an abbreviated five-stage protocol (25-30 days) to generate human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Beta-like Cells (ES-DBCs). We showed that Geltrex, as an extracellular matrix, could support the generation of ES-DBCs more efficiently than that of the previously described culture systems...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721584/the-three-sisters-of-fate-in-multiple-sclerosis-klotho-clotho-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-lachesis-and-vitamin-d-atropos
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Hamit Yasar Ellidag, Necat Yilmaz, Fatma Kurtulus, Ozgur Aydin, Esin Eren, Ayca Inci, Suleyman Dolu, Fatma Demet Arslan Ince, Özlem Giray, Aylin Yaman
BACKGROUND: The klotho (Klt)-fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23)-vitamin D axis is the main component of calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) metabolisms; on the contrary, it is also secreted from the choroid plexus (CP). PURPOSE: This study is aimed at evaluating serum soluble Klt (sKlt), FGF-23, and 25-(OH)-vitamin D levels in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS: Thirty-two relapsing-remitting MS patients (11 males and 21 females; mean age 38...
September 2016: Annals of Neurosciences
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