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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531783/prototypical-versus-contemporary-mediterranean-diet
#1
W Rizza, L De Gara, R Antonelli Incalzi, C Pedone
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To investigate the evolution of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) in a delimited area of Southern Italy, by comparing the diet adopted 60-70 years ago (Prototypical Mediterranean Diet, PMD) with the contemporary one (Contemporary Mediterranean Diet, CMD), and to verify to what extent they fitted the recommendations of the Italian and the USDA dietary guidelines. METHODS: We recruited a total of 106 participants, divided in two groups. PMD group included 52 women aged >80 years, with a good cognitive function and full independence in basic and instrumental activities of daily living...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531229/protein-kinase-c-theta-is-dispensable-for-suppression-mediated-by-cd25-cd4-regulatory-t-cells
#2
Kerstin Siegmund, Nikolaus Thuille, Katarzyna Wachowicz, Natascha Hermann-Kleiter, Gottfried Baier
The activation of conventional T cells upon T cell receptor stimulation critically depends on protein kinase C theta (PKCθ). However, its role in regulatory T (Treg) cell function has yet to be fully elucidated. Using siRNA or the potent and PKC family-selective pharmacological inhibitor AEB071, we could show that murine Treg-mediated suppression in vitro is independent of PKCθ function. Likewise, Treg cells of PKCθ-deficient mice were fully functional, showing a similar suppressive activity as wild-type CD25+CD4+ T cells in an in vitro suppression assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530135/prolonged-expression-of-secreted-enzymes-in-dogs-after-liver-directed-delivery-of-i-sleeping-beauty-i-transposons-implications-for-non-viral-gene-therapy-of-systemic-disease
#3
Elena L Aronovich, Kendra Anne Hyland, Bryan C Hall, Jason B Bell, Erik R Olson, Myra Urness Rusten, David W Hunter, N Matthew Ellinwood, R Scott McIvor, Perry B Hackett
The non-viral, integrating Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon system is efficient in treating systemic monogenic disease in mice including hemophilias A and B caused by deficiency of blood clotting factors and mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) types I and VII caused by α-L-iduronidase (IDUA) and β-glucuronidase (GUSB) deficiency, respectively. We recently reported modified approaches of the hydrodynamics-based procedure to deliver transposons to the liver in dogs. Using the transgenic canine reporter secreted alkaline phosphatase (cSEAP), we demonstrated transgenic protein in the plasma for up to six weeks post-infusion...
May 20, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529128/role-of-gper-in-the-activation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase
#4
Natalie C Fredette, Matthias R Meyer, Eric R Prossnitz
Estrogens are potent regulators of vascular tone, yet underlying receptor- and ligand-specific signaling pathways remain poorly characterized. The primary physiological estrogen 17β-estradiol (E2), a non-selective agonist of classical nuclear estrogen receptors (ERα and ERβ) as well as the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER), stimulates formation of the vasodilator nitric oxide (NO) in endothelial cells. Here, we studied the contribution of GPER signaling in E2-dependent activation of endothelial NO formation and subsequent vasodilation...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527240/recurrent-deep-vein-thrombosis-after-the-first-venous-thromboembolism-event-a-single-institution-experience
#5
Mohammad Asim, Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar
BACKGROUND We investigated the frequency, clinical presentation, risk factors, and outcome after the first deep vein thrombosis (DVT) event. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study was conducted for patients with DVT between 2008 and 2012 with a 1-year follow-up. Patients were divided into 2 groups: single vs. recurrent DVT (RDVT). RESULTS Of the 6420 patients screened for DVT, 662 (10.3%) had DVT. RDVT constituted 22% of cases. A single event was more frequent in left lower limb DVT (p=0.01), while RDVT cases had more bilateral DVT (p=0...
May 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526415/lnk-deficiency-aggregates-palmitate-induced-preadipocyte-apoptosis
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Jie-Yi Du, Chen-Chen Jin, Guo-Hao Wang, Xiong-Qing Huang, Jian-Ding Cheng, Xue-Jun Wen, Xiao-Miao Zhao, Guan-Lei Wang
LNK (SH2B3) is an intracellular adaptor protein that negatively regulates cellular proliferation or self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells and some other progenitor cells. LNK is also recognized as a key regulator of insulin resistance and inflammatory responses in several tissues and organs. It is unknown the function of LNK in adipose tissue. We previously demonstrated that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mouse model had elevated serum free fatty acids (FFAs) levels and increased preadipocyte apoptosis in visceral fat tissue, showing the occurrence of lipotoxicity...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525970/the-immunoregulatory-role-of-alpha-enolase-in-dendritic-cell-function-during-chlamydia-infection
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Khamia Ryans, Yusuf Omosun, Danielle N McKeithen, Tankya Simoneaux, Camilla C Mills, Nathan Bowen, Francis O Eko, Carolyn M Black, Joseph U Igietseme, Qing He
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported that interleukin-10 (IL-10) deficient dendritic cells (DCs) are potent antigen presenting cells that induced elevated protective immunity against Chlamydia. To further investigate the molecular and biochemical mechanism underlying the superior immunostimulatory property of IL-10 deficient DCs we performed proteomic analysis on protein profiles from Chlamydia-pulsed wild-type (WT) and IL-10(-/-) DCs to identify differentially expressed proteins with immunomodulatory properties...
May 19, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524722/lesch-nyhan-disease-in-two-families-from-chilo%C3%A3-island-with-mutations-in-the-hprt1-gene
#8
Khue Vu Nguyen, Sebastian Silva, Monica Troncoso, Robert K Naviaux, William L Nyhan
Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) is a rare X-linked inherited neurogenetic disorder of purine metabolism in which the enzyme, hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGprt) is defective. The authors report two independent point mutations leading to splicing errors: IVS 2 +1G>A, c.134 +1G>A, and IVS 3 +1G>A, c.318 +1G>A in the hypoxanthine-phosphoribosyltransferase1 (HPRT1) gene which result in exclusion of exon 2 and exon 3 respectively, in the HGprt enzyme protein from different members of two Chiloé Island families...
May 19, 2017: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523927/retinoid-bms411-4-5-5-dimethyl-8-phenyl-5-6-dihydronaphthalen-2-yl-carbonyl-amino-benzoic-acid-a-potential-inhibitor-of-ns5a-protein-of-hepatitis-c-virus-a-candidate-for-combined-therapy-of-hepatitis-c-infection
#9
S Ibrahim, M J Asad, R T Mahmood, F H Wattoo, S Akhter, D Shahwar
Hepatitis C infection is a serious health issue worldwide caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). There is an urgent need of search for new direct acting antiviral drugs due to the rapid development of drug resistance. The HCV NS5A protein is involved in creating resistance against antiviral therapy and there are also many reports that vitamin A deficiency is associated with non-responsiveness to antiviral treatment in HCV infected patients. So the present in silico study was aimed to find the relation between vitamin A deficiency and the NS5A protein's function in antiviral resistance...
2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522807/traf3-enhances-tcr-signaling-by-regulating-the-inhibitors-csk-and-ptpn22
#10
Alicia M Wallis, Ellie C Wallace, Bruce S Hostager, Zuoan Yi, Jon C D Houtman, Gail A Bishop
The adaptor protein TNF receptor associated factor (TRAF) 3 is required for effective TCR signaling and normal T cell effector functions, and associates with the CD3/CD28 complex upon activation. To determine how TRAF3 promotes proximal TCR signaling, we studied TRAF3-deficient mouse and human T cells, which showed a marked reduction in activating phosphorylation of the TCR-associated kinase Lck. The impact of TRAF3 on this very early signaling event led to the hypothesis that TRAF3 restrains one or both of two known inhibitors of Lck, C-terminal Src kinase (Csk) and protein tyrosine phosphatase N22 (PTPN22)...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522753/cyclin-d1-restrains-oncogene-induced-autophagy-by-regulating-the-ampk-lkb1-signaling-axis
#11
Mathew C Casimiro, Gabriele Di Sante, Agnese Di Rocco, Emanuele Loro, Claudia Pupo, Tim Pestell, Sara Bisetto, Marco A Velasco-Velàzquez, Xuanmao Jiao, Zhiping Li, Christine M Kusminski, Erin L Seifert, Chenguang Wang, Daniel Ly, Bin Zheng, Che-Hung Shen, Philipp E Scherer, Richard G Pestell
Autophagy activated after DNA damage or other stresses mitigates cellular damage by removing damaged proteins, lipids and organelles. Activation of the master metabolic kinase AMPK enhances autophagy. Here we report that cyclin D1 restrains autophagy by modulating the activation of AMPK. In cell models of human breast cancer or in a cyclinD1-deficient model, we observed a cyclin D1-mediated reduction in AMPK activation. Mechanistic investigations showed that Cyclin D1 inhibited mitochondrial function, promoted glycolysis and reduced activation of AMPK (pT172), possibly through a mechanism that involves cyclin D1-Cdk4/Cdk6 phosphorylation of LKB1...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521833/hiv-infection-hypercoagulability-and-ischaemic-stroke-in-adults-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-in-zambia-a-case-control-study
#12
Stanley Zimba, Patrice Mukomena Ntanda, Shabir Lakhi, Masharip Atadzhanov
BACKGROUND: In Zambia, 14.2% of adults have HIV/AIDS. There has been a substantial and significant increase in patients hospitalized for ischaemic stroke with co-existing HIV infection. However, little is known about the mechanism of stroke in these HIV + ve patients let alone studied in our region. The aim of this pilot study was to explore the association of hypercoagulability state in HIV + ve patients with ischaemic stroke. This was achieved by comparing hypercoagulability state markers between HIV + ve ischaemic stroke patients with HIV-ve and HIV + ve patients with and without ischaemic stroke respectively...
May 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520792/myd88-signaling-in-dendritic-cells-and-the-intestinal-epithelium-controls-immunity-against-intestinal-infection-with-c-rodentium
#13
Christin Friedrich, Panagiota Mamareli, Sophie Thiemann, Friederike Kruse, Zuobai Wang, Bernhard Holzmann, Till Strowig, Tim Sparwasser, Matthias Lochner
MyD88-mediated signaling downstream of Toll-like receptors and the IL-1 receptor family is critically involved in the induction of protective host responses upon infections. Although it is known that MyD88-deficient mice are highly susceptible to a wide range of bacterial infections, the cell type-specific contribution of MyD88 in protecting the host against intestinal bacterial infection is only poorly understood. In order to investigate the importance of MyD88 in specific immune and nonimmune cell types during intestinal infection, we employed a novel murine knock-in model for MyD88 that enables the cell type-specific reactivation of functional MyD88 expression in otherwise MyD88-deficient mice...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516284/short-chain-acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-deficiency-from-gene-to-cell-pathology-and-possible-disease-mechanisms
#14
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Zahra Nochi, Rikke Katrine Jentoft Olsen, Niels Gregersen
Short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (SCADD) is an inherited disorder of mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation that is characterized by the presence of increased butyrylcarnitine and ethylmalonic acid (EMA) concentrations in plasma and urine. Individuals with symptomatic SCADD may show relatively severe phenotype, while the majority of those who are diagnosed through newborn screening by tandem mass spectrometry may remain asymptomatic. As such, the associated clinical symptoms are very diverse, ranging from severe metabolic or neuromuscular disabilities to asymptomatic...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515471/clinical-and-molecular-investigation-of-14-japanese-patients-with-complete-tfp-deficiency-a-comparison-with-caucasian-cases
#15
Ryosuke Bo, Kenji Yamada, Hironori Kobayashi, Purevsuren Jamiyan, Yuki Hasegawa, Takeshi Taketani, Seiji Fukuda, Ikue Hata, Yo Niida, Yosuke Shigematsu, Kazumoto Iijima, Seiji Yamaguchi
Mitochondrial trifunctional protein (TFP) deficiency is an inherited metabolic disorder of mitochondrial fatty-acid oxidation. Isolated long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency is often reported in Caucasian countries due to a common mutation. However, the molecular and clinical basis of complete TFP deficiency has not been extensively reported. In this study, 14 Japanese cases (13 families) with complete TFP deficiency, including 9 previously reported cases, were analyzed to clarify the clinical and molecular characteristics of TFP deficiency...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515388/nitric-oxide-is-critical-for-avoiding-hepatic-lipid-overloading-via-il6-induction-during-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy-in-mice
#16
Yue Yu, Miho Tamai, Yoh-Ichi Tagawa
Nitric oxide (NO), generated from L-arginine by three different isoforms of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), is a pleiotropic factor to regulate physiological functions in almost every organ and tissue. Each knockout mouse of iNOS or eNOS has been used to suggest that NO has a crucial role in liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy (PH), for NO may inhibit caspase 3 activity and is required for EGFR signaling. In previous reports, defective mitochondrial β-oxidation was observed in eNOS KO mice, and hepatic steatosis was often correlated to deficient liver regeneration, so we focused on metabolic perspective and hypothesized that NO depletion in PH mice would affect hepatocytic lipolysis and impair hepatocytes proliferation...
May 18, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515030/congenital-central-hypothyroidism-caused-by-a-novel-tsh-beta-subunit-gene-mutation-c-94g-a-in-two-siblings
#17
Bayram Özhan, Özlem Boz Anlaş, Bilge Sarıtepe, Burcu Albuz, Nur Gündüz Semerci
Congenital central hypothyroidism (C-CH) is a very rare disease. Alterations in genes included in pituitary development, mutations of the immunoglobulin superfamily member 1 (IGSF1) and transducin β-like protein 1(TBL1X ) can result in C-CH with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies. However, mutations of the thyrotropin-releasing hormone receptor or TSH-beta (TSHB) gene are responsible for isolated congenital central hypothyroidism. In this paper, we present 2 patients from the same Turkish family with a novel mutation of TSHB...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514723/genomic-profiling-of-pelvic-genital-type-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-woman-with-a-germline-chek2-c-1100delc-mutation-and-a-concomitant-diagnosis-of-metastatic-invasive-ductal-breast-carcinoma
#18
My Linh Thibodeau, Caralyn Reisle, Eric Zhao, Lee Ann Martin, Yazeed Alwelaie, Karen L Mungall, Carolyn Ch'ng, Ruth Thomas, Tony Ng, Stephen Yip, Howard Lim, Sophie Sun, Sean S Young, Aly Karsan, Yongjun Zhao, Andrew J Mungall, Richard A Moore, Daniel Renouf, Karen Gelmon, Yussanne P Ma, Malcolm Hayes, Janessa Laskin, Marco A Marra, Kasmintan A Schrader, Steven J M Jones
INTRODUCTION: We describe a woman with the known pathogenic germline variant CHEK2:c.1100delC and synchronous diagnoses of both pelvic genital type leiomyosarcoma and metastatic invasive ductal breast carcinoma. CHEK2 (checkpoint kinase 2) is a tumour suppressor gene encoding a serine/threonine-protein kinase (CHEK2) involved in double-strand DNA break repair and cell cycle arrest. The CHEK2:c.1100delC variant is a moderate penetrance allele resulting in an approximate 2-fold increase in breast cancer risk...
May 16, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514642/congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-11-hydroxylase-deficiency-compound-heterozygous-mutations-of-a-prevalent-and-two-novel-cyp11b1-mutations
#19
Chongjuan Gu, Tao Tan, Junbao Yang, Yilu Lu, Yongxin Ma
11β-hydroxylase deficiency (11β-OHD) occurs in about 5-8% of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). In this study, we identified three CYP11B1 (encoding Cytochrome P450 11B1) heterozygous mutations: c.1358G>C (p.R453Q), c.1229T>G (p.L410R) and c.1231G>T (p.G411C) in a Chinese CAH patient due to classic 11β-OHD. His parents were healthy and respectively carried the prevalent mutation c.1358G>C (p.R453Q), and the two novel mutations c.1229T>G (p.L410R) and c.1231G>T (p.G411C). In vitro expression studies, immunofluorescence demonstrated that wild type and mutant (L410R and G411C) proteins of CYP11B1 were correctly expressed on the mitochondria, and enzyme activity assay revealed the mutant reduced the 11-hydroxylase activity to 10% (P<0...
May 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513596/an-innate-defense-peptide-bpifa1-splunc1-restricts-influenza-a-virus-infection
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K M Akram, N A Moyo, G H Leeming, L Bingle, S Jasim, S Hussain, A Schorlemmer, A Kipar, P Digard, R A Tripp, R V Shohet, C D Bingle, J P Stewart
The airway epithelium secretes proteins that function in innate defense against infection. Bactericidal/permeability-increasing fold-containing family member A1 (BPIFA1) is secreted into airways and has a protective role during bacterial infections, but it is not known whether it also has an antiviral role. To determine a role in host defense against influenza A virus (IAV) infection and to find the underlying defense mechanism, we developed transgenic mouse models that are deficient in BPIFA1 and used these, in combination with in vitro three-dimensional mouse tracheal epithelial cell (mTEC) cultures, to investigate its antiviral properties...
May 17, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
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