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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046054/porphyromonas-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide-stimulation-in-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-role-of-epigenetic-modifications-to-the-inflammation
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Francesca Diomede, Soundara Rajan Thangavelu, Ilaria Merciaro, Monica D'Orazio, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon, Oriana Trubiani
Periodontitis is a chronic oral inflammatory disease produced by bacteria. Gingival retraction and bone and connective tissues resorption are the hallmarks of this disease. Chronic periodontitis may contribute to the risk of onset or progression of neuroinflammatory pathological conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease. The main goal of the present study was to investigate if the role of epigenetic modulations is involved in periodontitis using human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) as an in vitro model system...
August 25, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045979/-changes-of-serum-krebs-von-den-lungen-6-levels-in-interstitial-lung-disease-associated-with-dermatomyositis-and-secondary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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J F Yu, Y B Jin, J He, Y An, Z G Li
Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are a diverse group of pulmonary disorders characterized by various patterns of inflammation and fibrosis in the interstitium of the lung. The underlying pathogenesis of ILDs is complex and associated with multiple rheumatologic conditions, such as systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pollymyositis and dermatomyositis, Sjögren's syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus. As the disease progresses, excessive pulmonary fibrosis impairs alveolar gas exchange and damages pulmonary function...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045977/-clinical-and-genetic-characteristics-of-williams-beuren-syndrome-2-cases-report
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S Q Wang, Z X Yang, H Li
To explore the clinical and genetic characteristics of Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) and to raise awareness of the disease. The characteristics of clinical manifestations, personal history, cardiac ultrasound, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG) and chromosome detection results of two cases with WBS were analyzed. The two patients were both male and the age was 11 months and 1 day, and 9 months and 9 days, respectively. They both suffered from cardiovascular malformation: case one presented supravalvular aortic stenosis, and case two showed atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044021/-asia-syndrome-breast-implant-and-still-s-disease
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Cristhian Armenteros, Andrea Odzak, Florencia Arcondo, Marcela De Dios Soler, Tatiana Sinigier, Marcelo Zylberman
Connective tissue diseases associated with silicone breast implants have been widely discussed. In the last decade, siliconosis has been included in the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) next to Gulf War syndrome, macrophage myofascitis and postvaccination phenomena. The ASIA syndrome may appear as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or more rarely, as adult Still's disease. We discuss the case of a patient with prolonged fever and clinical criteria for ASIA and Still's disease. The prostheses were resected and pathology showed absence of breast implant associated anaplastic lymphoma ALK (-)...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042993/sitagliptin-ameliorates-high-glucose-induced-cell-proliferation-and-expression-of-the-extracellular-matrix-in-glomerular-mesangial-cells
#5
Guan-Ying Zhang, Dong-Dong Wang, Zheng Cao, Tong Wei, Chen-Xu Liu, Qun-Li Wei
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most important causes that leads to end-stage renal disease and the efficacy of strategies currently available for the prevention of DN remains unsatisfactory. Sitagliptin (SIT), which is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, exhibited a modest beneficial effect on glycated hemoglobin levels and is capable of ameliorating renal ischemia reperfusion injury. By determining the expression of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), collagen type IV (ColIV) and fibronectin (FN) levels in high glucose-cultured glomerular mesangial cells (MCs), the present study aimed to assess the anti-proliferative and anti-fibrotic effects of SIT on the therapeutic potential for the prevention of DN and its mechanism...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042142/fat-brain-connections-adipocyte-glucocorticoid-control-of-stress-and-metabolism
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Annette D de Kloet, James P Herman
Glucocorticoids act via multiple mechanisms to mobilize energy for in maintenance and restoration of homeostasis. In adipose tissue, glucocorticoids can promote lipolysis and facilitate adipocyte differentiation/growth, serving both energy-mobilizing and restorative processes during negative energy balance. Recent data suggest that adipose-dependent feedback may also be involved in regulation of stress responses. Adipocyte glucocorticoid receptor (GR) deletion causes increased HPA axis stress reactivity, due to a loss of negative feedback signals into the CNS...
October 14, 2017: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042100/limited-root-repair-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-is-safe-but-results-in-increased-risk-of-reoperation
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Peter Chiu, Jeffrey Trojan, Sarah Tsou, Andrew B Goldstone, Y Joseph Woo, Michael P Fischbein
OBJECTIVE: Management of the aortic root is a challenge for surgeons treating acute type A aortic dissection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the acute type A aortic dissection experience at Stanford Hospital between 2005 and 2015 and identified patients who underwent either limited root repair or aortic root replacement. Differences in baseline characteristics were balanced with inverse probability weighting to estimate the average treatment effect on the controls...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038968/anti-fibrotic-nintedanib-a-new-opportunity-for-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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REVIEW
Ana Catarina Duarte, Maria José Santos, Ana Cordeiro
Systemic sclerosis is a connective tissue disease characterized by progressive skin thickening and a wide spectrum of internal organ involvement. Pathogenesis includes vasculopathy, inflammation, and fibrosis. Although immunosuppressants such as cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil have shown some benefit in interstitial lung disease management, it is still a major cause of morbi-mortality in these patients. Therefore, there is a current need for new therapies. Here, we report a 65-year-old female patient with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, anti-topoisomerase-positive and extensive lung disease...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035287/cardio-pulmonary-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-study-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Geetakiran Arakkal, Sudha Rani Chintagunta, Vasavilatha Chandika, Sudha Vani Damarla, Srinivas Manchala, B Udaya Kumar
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis is a multisystem disorder characterized by microangiopathy, dysregulation of the immune system and massive deposition of collagen in the connective tissue of the skin, blood vessels and various internal organs. Although the mortality from renal crises has dropped significantly due to the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, cardiac and pulmonary involvement accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. We studied 28 patients with systemic sclerosis at Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, over a period of two years for cardiopulmonary involvement...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034492/transcriptome-analyses-reveal-genes-and-pathways-associated-with-fatty-acid-composition-traits-in-pigs
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J Zhang, L Cui, J Ma, C Chen, B Yang, L Huang
Fatty acid composition is associated with meat quality in pigs as well as with obesity- and diabetes-related traits in humans. Liver and muscle are important tissues for fatty acid metabolism. In this study, we evaluated correlations between liver and muscle transcriptomes and fatty acid composition traits in muscle and abdominal fat tissues in 335 F2 pigs from a White Duroc × Erhualian F2 pig resource population. Transcripts significantly correlated with fatty acid composition traits were enriched for genes involved in the categories of triglyceride catabolic process, mitochondrial function, hematological and immune system, and disease such as Type II diabetes...
October 16, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034473/development-and-maturation-of-the-fibrous-components-of-the-arterial-roots-in-the-mouse-heart
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Rachel Richardson, Lorraine Eley, Charlotte Donald-Wilson, Jonathon Davis, Natasha Curley, Ahlam Alqahtani, Lindsay Murphy, Robert H Anderson, Deborah J Henderson, Bill Chaudhry
The arterial roots are important transitional regions of the heart, connecting the intrapericardial components of the aortic and pulmonary trunks with their ventricular outlets. They house the arterial (semilunar) valves and, in the case of the aorta, are the points of coronary arterial attachment. Moreover, because of the semilunar attachments of the valve leaflets, the arterial roots span the anatomic ventriculo-arterial junction. By virtue of this arrangement, the interleaflet triangles, despite being fibrous, are found on the ventricular aspect of the root and located within the left ventricular cavity...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034286/data-of-indirect-immunofluorescence-labeling-of-the-mouse-brain-sections-with-sera-from-sle-and-ms-patients
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Ayse Ilksen Colpak, Banu Balci-Peynircioglu, Alp Can, Yasemin Gursoy-Ozdemir, Sevda Lule, Umut Kalyoncu, Turgay Dalkara
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Behcet Disease serum is immunoreactive to neurofilament medium which share common epitopes to bacterial HSP-65, a putative trigger" (Lule et a. 2017) [1]. The immunoreactivity to self-antigens is well characterized for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and multiple sclerosis (MS) (Magro Checa et al., 2013) [2]. Indirect immunofluorescence labeling of the mouse tissue sections with patient sera has recently been popular to discover novel epitopes and gain mechanistic insight to diseases with dysregulated immunity (Lennon et al...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032927/mortality-from-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-brazil-evaluation-of-causes-according-to-the-government-health-database
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Luisa Ribeiro Costi, Hatsumi Miyashiro Iwamoto, Dilma Costa de Oliveira Neves, Cezar Augusto Muniz Caldas
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the causes of mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Brazil between 2002 and 2011. METHODS: An exploratory ecological study of a time series using data from the Mortality Information System of DATASUS, the Department of the Unified Health System (Brazil's National Health System). RESULTS: Brazil's SLE mortality rate was 4.76 deaths/10(5) inhabitants. The mortality rate was higher in the Midwest, North and Southeast regions than in the country as a whole...
October 9, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032848/-ehlers-danlos-syndromes
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D-P Germain
Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a heterogeneous group of inheritable connective tissue disorders characterized by skin hyperextensibility, joint hypermobility and cutaneous fragility with delayed wound healing. Over and above these common features, they differ in the presence or absence of various organ and tissue abnormalities, and differences in genetic causal mechanisms and degree of severity. They are complex and multisystem diseases, with the majority being highly disabling because of major joint problems and neurosensory deficiencies, and in some cases, they may be life-threatening due to associated complications, especially vascular disorders...
October 9, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032565/pulmonary-hypertension-complicating-connective-tissue-disease
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Elizabeth R Volkmann, Augustine Chung, Rajan Saggar, John A Belperio, Joseph P Lynch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031853/co-expression-modules-construction-by-wgcna-and-identify-potential-prognostic-markers-of-uveal-melanoma
#16
Qi Wan, Jing Tang, Yu Han, Dan Wang
Uveal melanoma is an aggressive cancer which has a high percentage recurrence and with a worse prognosis. Identify the potential prognostic markers of uveal melanoma may provide information for early detection of recurrence and treatment. RNA sequence data of uveal melanoma and patient clinic traits were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. Co-expression modules were built by weighted gene co -expression network analysis (WGCNA) and applied to investigate the relationship underlying modules and clinic traits...
October 12, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031005/quantitative-high-content-high-throughput-microscopy-analysis-of-lipid-droplets-in-subject-specific-adipogenesis-models
#17
Maxime Bombrun, Hui Gao, Petter Ranefall, Niklas Mejhert, Peter Arner, Carolina Wählby
Neutral lipids packed in lipid droplets (LDs) are essential as a source of fuel for organisms, and specialized storing cells, the adipocytes, provide a buffer for energy variations. Many modern-society-disorders are connected with excess accumulation or deficiency of LDs in adipose tissue. Intracellular LD number and size distribution reflect the tissue conditions, while the associated mechanisms and genes rs are still poorly understood. Large-scale genetic screens using human in vitro differentiated primary adipocytes require cell samples donated from many patients...
October 14, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030455/optimal-deep-brain-stimulation-site-and-target-connectivity-for-chronic-cluster-headache
#18
Harith Akram, Sarah Miller, Susie Lagrata, Marwan Hariz, John Ashburner, Tim Behrens, Manjit Matharu, Ludvic Zrinzo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism of action of deep brain stimulation for refractory chronic cluster headache and the optimal target within the ventral tegmental area. METHODS: Seven patients with refractory chronic cluster headache underwent high spatial and angular resolution diffusion MRI preoperatively. MRI-guided and MRI-verified electrode implantation was performed unilaterally in 5 patients and bilaterally in 2. Volumes of tissue activation were generated around active lead contacts with a finite-element model...
October 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025543/pericardial-effusion
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REVIEW
Amir Azarbal, Martin M LeWinter
The normal pericardial sac contains up to 50 mL of fluid, which consists of a plasma ultrafiltrate. Anything greater constitutes a pathologic effusion. The curvilinear pressure-volume relationship of the pericardial sac dictates hemodynamic consequences of a pericardial effusion and is responsible for rapidly accumulating fluid that causes cardiac tamponade. A variety of diseases and complications cause pericardial effusion. The most common are idiopathic pericarditis, cancer, connective tissue disorders, and hemorrhage...
November 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022261/the-non-cardiomyocyte-cells-of-the-heart-their-possible-roles-in-exercise-induced-cardiac-regeneration-and-remodeling
#20
Ivan Varga, Jan Kyselovič, Paulina Galfiova, Lubos Danisovic
The non-cardiomyocyte cellular microenvironment of the heart includes diverse types of cells of mesenchymal origin. During development, the majority of these cells derive from the epicardium, while a subset derives from the endothelium/endocardium and neural crest derived mesenchyme. This subset includes cardiac fibroblasts and telocytes, the latter of which are a controversial type of "connecting cell" that support resident cardiac progenitors in the postnatal heart. Smooth muscle cells, pericytes, and endothelial cells are also present, in addition to adipocytes, which accumulate as epicardial adipose connective tissue...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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