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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677533/proresolving-protein-annexin-a1-the-role-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-obesity
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Nathalia T Pietrani, Cláudia N Ferreira, Kathryna F Rodrigues, Luiza O Perucci, Fernanda S Carneiro, Adriana A Bosco, Marina C Oliveira, Solange S Pereira, Antônio L Teixeira, Jacqueline I Alvarez-Leite, Adaliene V Ferreira, Lirlândia P Sousa, Karina B Gomes
BACKGROUND: Annexin A1 (AnxA1) is a protein involved in inflammation resolution that might be altered in obesity-associated type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), which is a chronic inflammatory disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate AnxA1 serum levels in individuals with and without DM stratified according to the body mass index (BMI), and the dynamic of AnxA1 expression in adipose tissue from humans with obesity and non-obesity. METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from 41 patients with DM (lean, overweight and obese) and 40 controls, and adipose tissue samples were obtained from 16 individuals with obesity (with or without DM), and 15 controls...
April 17, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677219/the-association-of-adult-height-with-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-cancer-in-the-population-of-sardinia
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Giovanni Mario Pes, Antonello Ganau, Eugenia Tognotti, Alessandra Errigo, Chiara Rocchi, Maria Pina Dore
The relationship between body height and the risk of non‒communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer has been the subject of much debate in the epidemiological literature. Concerns have recently arisen over spurious associations due to confounding factors like birth cohort, especially in the context of epidemiological transition. The population of Sardinia represents an interesting case study, as the average physical stature of inhabitants was the lowest recorded in Europe until a few decades ago...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677038/postoperative-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-as-predictor-for-postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-implanted-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#3
Gardner Yost, Geetha Bhat, Patroklos Pappas, Antone Tatooles
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a cardiac neurohormone known to correlate with left ventricular (LV) dilation, decreased contractility, and increased stiffness. Consequently, BNP has been used as a prognostic tool to assess the degree of LV unloading for patients supported by continuous-flow LV assist devices (LVADs). We assessed the prognostic value of changes in BNP in the 2 weeks after LVAD implantation. This retrospective study analyzed laboratory findings and outcomes of 189 LVAD patients. Patients were separated into two groups based on whether serum BNP levels had improved from preoperative levels by postoperative day 14...
April 18, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677013/low-carbohydrate-diets-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-and-type-2-diabetes
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Kevin D Hall, Stephanie T Chung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Summarize the physiological effects of low-carbohydrate diets as they relate to weight loss, glycemic control, and metabolic health. RECENT FINDINGS: Low-carbohydrate diets are at least as effective for weight loss as other diets, but claims about increased energy expenditure and preferential loss of body fat are unsubstantiated. Glycemic control and hyperinsulinemia are improved by low-carbohydrate diets, but insulin sensitivity and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion may be impaired, especially in the absence of weight loss...
April 18, 2018: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677000/stress-resistance-and-lifespan-enhanced-by-downregulation-of-antimicrobial-peptide-genes-in-the-imd-pathway
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Yuh-Ru Lin, Hardik Parikh, Yongkyu Park
Biological behaviors and longevity of ectothermic animals are remarkably influenced by ambient temperature. Development at 18°C significantly enhances the stress resistance of adult flies with more accumulation of nutrients (especially fat) in the body than development at 25°C. Gene expression analysis between the flies developed at 18°C and 25°C revealed that the Immune deficiency (Imd) pathway, including the downstream antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), is downregulated in the flies developed at 18°C. When hypomorphic imd mutant flies with reduced AMP expressions were developed at 25°C, they showed induced stress resistance with higher fat content in the body similar to the wild-type flies developed at 18°C...
April 19, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676929/the-role-of-upper-airway-morphology-in-apnea-versus-hypopnea-predominant-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-an-exploratory-study
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Tülay Özer, Adin Selcuk, Zahide Yılmaz, Nuray Voyvoda, İsa Çam, İsa Çam, Halil Erdem Ozel, Fatih Özdogan, Erkan Esen, Gülden Genç, Gulden Genc, Selahattin Genc
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the association between upper airway morphology and apnea versus hypopnea predominance in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective study on consecutively computerized tomography scans obtained from 54 obstructive sleep apnea patients and 53 non-snoring controls. Computerized tomography scans were measured to evaluate upper airway and surrounding structures' morphologic characteristics...
April 20, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676904/intricate-li-sn-disorder-in-rare-earth-metal-lithium-stannides-crystal-chemistry-of-re-3-li-4-x-sn-4-x-re-la-nd-sm-x-0-3-and-eu-7-li-8-x-sn-10-x-x-%C3%A2-2-0
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Nian-Tzu Suen, Sheng-Ping Guo, James Hoos, Svilen Bobev
Reported are the syntheses, crystal structures, and electronic structures of six rare-earth metal-lithium stannides with the general formulas RE3 Li4- x Sn4+ x (RE = La-Nd, Sm) and Eu7 Li8- x Sn10+ x . These new ternary compounds have been synthesized by high-temperature reactions of the corresponding elements. Their crystal structures have been established using single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. The RE3 Li4- x Sn4+ x phases crystallize in the orthorhombic body-centered space group Immm (No. 71) with the Zr3 Cu4 Si4 structure type (Pearson code oI22), and the Eu7 Li8- x Sn10+ x phase crystallizes in the orthorhombic base-centered space group Cmmm (No...
April 20, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676543/clinical-characteristics-of-people-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-between-2015-and-2016-difference-by-age-and-body-mass-index
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Kyoung Hwa Ha, Cheol Young Park, In Kyung Jeong, Hyun Jin Kim, Sang Yong Kim, Won Jun Kim, Ji Sung Yoon, In Joo Kim, Dae Jung Kim, Sungrae Kim
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the clinical characteristics of insulin resistance and β-cell dysfunction in newly diagnosed, drug-naive people with type 2 diabetes by analyzing nationwide cross-sectional data. METHODS: We collected the clinical data of 912 participants with newly diagnosed diabetes from 83 primary care clinics and hospitals nationwide from 2015 to 2016. The presence of insulin resistance and β-cell dysfunction was defined as a homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) value ≥2...
April 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676508/applications-of-social-network-analysis-to-obesity-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
S Zhang, K de la Haye, M Ji, R An
People's health behaviours and outcomes can be profoundly shaped by the social networks they are embedded in. Based on graph theory, social network analysis is a research framework for the study of social interactions and the structure of these interactions among social actors. A literature search was conducted in PubMed and Web of Science for articles published until August 2017 that applied social network analysis to examine obesity and social networks. Eight studies (three cross-sectional and five longitudinal) conducted in the US (n = 6) and Australia (n = 2) were identified...
April 20, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676347/dual-energy-computed-tomography-a-reliable-and-established-tool-for-in-vivo-differentiation-of-uric-acid-from-nonuric-acid-renal-stones
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Mohd Ilyas, Ghanshyam Dev, Anchal Gupta, Tameem Ahmad Bhat, Shwait Sharma
Background: Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) utilises the technique of simultaneous image acquisition of a body part at two different energy levels of the X-ray tubes. We used the DECT in this project to study its accuracy in non-invasive in vivo differentiation of uric acid (UA) calculi from non-UA calculi using the 3rd generation dual-source computed tomography (CT) scanner. Materials and Methods: The DECT ratios of the various stones were noted and compared with the postextraction analysis of stones for composition...
January 2018: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676014/autoinflammatory-disease-in-the-lung
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REVIEW
Thomas Scambler, Jonathan Holbrook, Sinisa Savic, Michael F McDermott, Daniel Peckham
Ascertaining the dominant cell type driving an immunological disease is essential to understanding the causal pathology and, therefore, selecting or developing an effective treatment. Classifying immunological diseases in this way has led to successful treatment regimens for many monogenic diseases; however, when the dominant cell type is unclear and there is no obvious causal genetic mutation, then identifying the correct disease classification and appropriate therapy can be challenging. In this review we focus on pulmonary immunological diseases where an innate immune signature has been identified as a predominant aspect of the immunopathology...
April 19, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675931/efficacy-studies-of-sclerotium-rolfsii-lectin-on-breast-cancer-using-nod-scid-mouse-model
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Prajna Hegde, Jagadeesh Narasimhappagari, Bale M Swamy, Shashikala R Inamdar
Expression of altered glycans like TF, Tn and sTn antigens has been observed in a number of carcinomas which are targeted in cancer therapy. Sclerotium rolfsii lectin (SRL) is known to recognize TF and its substituted forms. Clinical potential of SRL has been demonstrated by studying its interaction with different types of cancer cells. Here we report, in vitro studies of SRL on breast cancer MDA-MB-468 cells and in vivo studies with MCF-7 xenografts. In vitro growth inhibitory studies of SRL on metastatic triple negative breast cancer MDA-MB-468 cells was performed by MTT assay, flow cytometry, adhesion and CAM assay...
April 20, 2018: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675647/fabrication-of-agarose-concave-petridish-for-3d-culture-microarray-method-for-spheroids-formation-of-hepatic-cells
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Binbin Zhang, Yang Li, Gaoshang Wang, Zhidong Jia, Haiyan Li, Qing Peng, Yi Gao
Liver is one of the most important organ in the body. But there are many limitations about liver transplantation for liver failure. It is quite important to develop the xenogeneic biological liver for providing an alternation to transplantation or liver regeneration. In this paper, we proposed a method to construct a novel kind of agarose 3D-culture concave microwell array for spheroids formation of hepatic cells. Using the 3D printing method, the microwell array was fabricated with an overall size of 6.4 mm × 6...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675273/assessment-of-global-and-local-alterations-in-retinal-layer-thickness-in-ins2-akita-diabetic-mice-by-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Andrew W Francis, Justin Wanek, Mahnaz Shahidi
Purpose/Aim: The Ins2 (Akita) mouse is a spontaneous diabetic mouse model with a heterozygous mutation in the insulin 2 gene that results in sustained hyperglycemia. The purpose of the study was to assess global and local retinal layer thickness alterations in Akita mice by analysis of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images. Materials and Methods: SD-OCT imaging was performed in Akita and wild-type mice at 12 and 24 weeks of age. Inner retinal thickness (IRT), outer retinal thickness (ORT), total retinal thickness (TRT), and photoreceptor outer segment length (OSL) were measured...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675003/role-of-micrornas-and-exosomes-in-helicobacter-pylori-and-epstein-barr-virus-associated-gastric-cancers
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REVIEW
Iva Polakovicova, Sofia Jerez, Ignacio A Wichmann, Alejandra Sandoval-Bórquez, Nicolás Carrasco-Véliz, Alejandro H Corvalán
Emerging evidence suggests that chronic inflammation caused by pathogen infection is connected to the development of various types of cancer. It is estimated that up to 20% of all cancer deaths is linked to infections and inflammation. In gastric cancer, such triggers can be infection of the gastric epithelium by either Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ), a bacterium present in half of the world population; or by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a double-stranded DNA virus which has recently been associated with gastric cancer...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674975/possible-role-of-nadph-oxidase-4-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-muscle-wasting-in-mice
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Tomoyasu Kadoguchi, Kazunori Shimada, Hiroshi Koide, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Tomoyuki Shiozawa, Shuhei Takahashi, Tatsuro Aikawa, Shohei Ouchi, Kenichi Kitamura, Yurina Sugita, Al Shahi Hamad, Mitsuhiro Kunimoto, Yayoi Sato-Okabayashi, Koji Akita, Kikuo Isoda, Hiroyuki Daida
Background: Muscle wasting is a debilitating phenotype associated with chronic heart failure (CHF). We have previously demonstrated that angiotensin II (AII) directly induces muscle wasting in mice through the activation of NADPH oxidase (Nox). In this study, we tested the hypothesis that deficiency of NADPH oxidase 4 (Nox4), a major source of oxidative stress, ameliorates AII-induced muscle wasting through the regulation of redox balance. Methods and Results: Nox4 knockout (KO) and wild-type (WT) mice were used...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674342/app-deficiency-results-in-resistance-to-obesity-but-impairs-glucose-tolerance-upon-high-fat-feeding
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Juliane Czeczor, Amanda Genders, Kathryn Aston-Mourney, Timothy Connor, Liam Hall, Kyoko Hasebe, Megan Ellis, Kirstie De Jong, Darren Henstridge, Peter Meikle, Mark Febbraio, Ken Walder, Sean L McGee
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) generates a number of peptides when processed through different cleavage mechanisms, including the Aβ peptide that is implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease. It is well established that APP via its cleaved peptides regulates aspects of neuronal metabolism. Emerging evidence suggests that amyloidogenic processing of APP can lead to altered systemic metabolism, similar to that observed in metabolic disease states. In the present study, we investigated the effect of APP deficiency on obesity-induced alterations in systemic metabolism...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674325/adenylate-cyclase-type-9-adcy9-inactivation-protects-from-atherosclerosis-only-in-the-absence-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-cetp
#18
Yohann Rautureau, Vanessa Deschambault, Marie-Ève Higgins, Daniel Rivas, Mélanie Mecteau, Pascale Geoffroy, Géraldine Miquel, Kurunradeth Uy, Rocio Sanchez, Véronique Lavoie, Geneviève Brand, Audrey Nault, Pierre-Marc Williams, Maria Laura Suarez, Nolwenn Merlet, Line Lapointe, Natacha Duquette, Marc-Antoine Gillis, Samaneh Samami, Gaétan Mayer, Philippe Pouliot, Adeline Raignault, Foued Maafi, Mathieu R Brodeur, Sylvie Levesque, Marie-Claude Guertin, Marie-Pierre Dubé, Éric Thorin, David Rhainds, Éric Rhéaume, Jean-Claude Tardif
Background -Pharmacogenomic studies have shown that ADCY9 genotype determines the effects of the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor dalcetrapib on cardiovascular events and atherosclerosis imaging. The underlying mechanisms responsible for the interactions between ADCY9 and CETP activity have not yet been determined. Methods - Adcy9 -inactivated ( Adcy9 Gt/Gt ) and wild-type (WT) mice, that were or not transgenic for the CETP gene (CETPtg Adcy9 Gt/Gt and CETPtg Adcy9 WT ), were submitted to an atherogenic protocol (injection of an AAV8 expressing a PCSK9 gain-of-function variant and 0...
April 19, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674211/pcbs-high-fat-diet-interactions-as-mediators-of-gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-and-abdominal-fat-accumulation-in-female-mice
#19
Yulang Chi, Yi Lin, Huimin Zhu, Qiansheng Huang, Guozhu Ye, Sijun Dong
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), one type of lipophilic pollutant, are ubiquitous in daily life. PCBs exposure has been implicated in the alterations of gut microbial community which is profoundly associated with diverse metabolic disorders, including obesity. High-fat diet (H) is a dietary pattern characterized by a high percentage of fat. According to the theory that similarities can be easily solvable in each other, PCBs and H exposures are inevitably and objectively coexistent in a real living environment, prompting great concerns about their individual and combined effects on hosts...
April 16, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674191/seasonality-of-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-a-south-australian-population-study
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Petra E Verburg, Gus A Dekker, Graeme Tucker, Wendy Scheil, Jan Jaap H M Erwich, Claire T Roberts
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the seasonal variation of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) in South Australia. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective population study including all 107,846 liveborn singletons during 2007-2014 in South Australia. Seasonality in incidence of HDP in relation to estimated date of conception (eDoC) and date of birth (DoB) were examined using Fourier series analysis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Seasonality of HDP in relation to eDoC and DoB...
April 11, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
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