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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245159/serum-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-shbg-relation-with-different-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-men-with-type-2-diabetes
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Khalid Siddiqui, Khalid Al-Rubeaan, Shaik Sarfaraz Nawaz, Khaled H Aburisheh, Anas M Zein Alaabdin, Ibrahim A Tolba
Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is demonstrated to be decreased in subjects with metabolic syndrome (MetS). The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of SHBG in relation to MetS components among men with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This cross-sectional study was carried out among 429 Saudi T2D male patients aged >30 years. Metabolic syndrome was defined using International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria. Fasting blood glucose (FBG), HbA1c, albumin, and lipid parameter were measured...
December 15, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245075/evidence-of-coexisting-microemulsion-droplets-in-oil-in-water-emulsions-revealed-by-2d-dosy-1h-nmr
#2
Tarek S Awad, Dalal Asker, Laurence S Romsted
Optimizing the macroscopic properties, shelf-life and stability of emulsion products requires a better understanding of the microstructural characteristics such as the type (nano, micro and macro) and the relative distribution of components (i.e., oil and surfactant) within the emulsion droplets. We used Diffusion-Ordered NMR Spectroscopy (DOSY NMR) to evaluate these characteristics in model oil-in-water emulsion containing Tween 80 and medium chain triglycerides (MCT). At low MCT concentrations, the solutions were transparent but from 1 to 5 wt% MCT, they became translucent then opaque...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245000/does-traumatic-brain-injury-hold-the-key-to-the-alzheimer-s-puzzle
#3
Robert E Becker, Dimitrios Kapogiannis, Nigel H Greig
INTRODUCTION: Neurodegenerative disorders have been a graveyard for hundreds of well-intentioned efforts at drug discovery and development. Concussion and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) share many overlapping pathologies and possible clinical links. METHODS: We searched the literature since 1995 using MEDLINE and Google Scholar for the terms concussion, AD, and shared neuropathologies. We also studied a TBI animal model as a supplement to transgenic (Tg) mouse AD models for evaluating AD drug efficacy by preventing neuronal losses...
December 12, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244870/human-hepatic-lipase-overexpression-in-mice-induces-hepatic-steatosis-and-obesity-through-promoting-hepatic-lipogenesis-and-white-adipose-tissue-lipolysis-and-fatty-acid-uptake
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Lídia Cedó, David Santos, Núria Roglans, Josep Julve, Victor Pallarès, Andrea Rivas-Urbina, Vicenta Llorente-Cortes, Joan Carles Laguna, Francisco Blanco-Vaca, Joan Carles Escolà-Gil
Human hepatic lipase (hHL) is mainly localized on the hepatocyte cell surface where it hydrolyzes lipids from remnant lipoproteins and high density lipoproteins and promotes their hepatic selective uptake. Furthermore, hepatic lipase (HL) is closely associated with obesity in multiple studies. Therefore, HL may play a key role on lipid homeostasis in liver and white adipose tissue (WAT). In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of hHL expression on hepatic and white adipose triglyceride metabolism in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244515/millisecond-self-assembly-of-stable-nano-dispersed-drug-formulations
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Vikram J Pansare, Aditya Rawal, Aaron Goodwin, Ron Beyerinck, Robert K Prud'homme, Dwayne T Friesen, Michael Grass, Annie Muske-Dukes, David T Vodak
We report the development of a new Spray-drying and Nanoparticle Assembly Process (SNAP), that enables the formation of stable, yet rapidly dissolving, sub-200 nm nano-crystalline particles within a high Tg glassy matrix. SNAP expands the class of drugs that Spray Dried Dispersion (SDD) processing can address to encompass highly crystalline, but modestly hydrophobic drugs that are difficult to process by conventional SDD. The process integrates rapid precipitation and spray drying within a custom designed nozzle to produce high supersaturations and precipitation of the drug and high Tg glassy polymer...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244115/atazanavir-and-darunavir-in-pregnant-women-with-hiv-evaluation-of-laboratory-and-clinical-outcomes-from-an-observational-national-study
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M Floridia, G Masuelli, M Ravizza, B Tassis, I Cetin, M Sansone, A Degli Antoni, G Simonazzi, A Maccabruni, D Francisci, V Frisina, G Liuzzi, S Dalzero, E Tamburrini
Background: Atazanavir and darunavir represent the main HIV PIs recommended in pregnancy, but comparative data in pregnant women are limited. We assessed the safety and activity profile of these two drugs in pregnancy using data from a national observational study. Methods: Women with atazanavir or darunavir exposure in pregnancy were evaluated for laboratory measures and main pregnancy outcomes (e.g. preterm delivery, low birthweight, non-elective caesarean section and neonatal gestational age-adjusted birthweight Z-score)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243968/chlorogenic-acid-enriched-extract-of-ilex-kudingcha-c-j-tseng-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-zebrafish
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Tao Zhong, Linghua Piao, Hyun Jung Kim, Xiande Liu, Shengnan Jiang, Guomin Liu
Kudingcha is a particularly bitter tasting tea that has been widely used in China to eliminate fever and itching eyes, and to clear blood toxins. Kudingcha is considered of value for its potential anticancer effects that are attributed to the presence of characteristic bioactive ingredients. The chlorogenic acid (CGA) derivatives 3-0-caffeoylquinic acid, 5-0-caffeoylquinic acid, 3,5-0-dicaffeoylquinic acid, and 4,5-0-dicaffeoylquinic acid were separated from Ilex kudingcha C.J. Tseng extract by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-photodiode array detector (PDA) and HPLC-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)...
December 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243925/in-vitro-bypass-of-thymidine-glycol-by-dna-polymerase-%C3%AE-forms-sequence-dependent-frameshift-mutations
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Daniel J Laverty, Marc M Greenberg
Unrepaired DNA lesions block replication and threaten genomic stability. Several specialized translesion polymerases, including polymerase θ (Pol θ), contribute to replicative bypass of these lesions. The role of Pol θ in double-strand break repair is well-understood, but its contribution to translesion synthesis is much less so. We describe the action of Pol θ on templates containing thymidine glycol (Tg), a major cytotoxic, oxidative DNA lesion that blocks DNA replication. Unrepaired Tg lesions are bypassed in human cells by specialized translesion polymerases by one of two distinct pathways: high-fidelity bypass by the combined action of Pol κ and Pol ζ or weakly mutagenic bypass by Pol θ...
December 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243749/association-between-berries-intake-and-cardiovascular-diseases-risk-factors-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ângelo Luís, Fernanda Domingues, Luísa Pereira
The main goal of this work was to clarify the effects of the consumption of berries on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors by performing a systematic review according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis) statement, followed by a meta-analysis and a trial sequential analysis (TSA) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The electronic search was conducted in PubMed, Scopus, SciELO, Web of Science and Cochrane Library between April and June 2016. To be included, RCTs had to report 1 or more of the following outcomes: total cholesterol (TC), HDL-cholesterol (HDL), LDL-cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides (TG), blood pressure (BP), C-reactive protein (CRP), tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM), glucose, insulin, apolipoprotein A-I (Apo A-I) or apolipoprotein B (Apo B)...
December 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243550/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-is-associated-with-reduced-levels-of-serum-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-in-adolescents-data-from-the-population-based-german-kiggs-study
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Raquel Pinho, Biyao Wang, Andreas Becker, Aribert Rothenberger, Tiago F Outeiro, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Thomas Meyer
OBJECTIVES: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a multifactorial, complex and the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood. In this analysis, we tested the hypothesis that altered serum lipid patterns are associated with ADHD. METHODS: Using data from the nationwide, population-based German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS), we compared serum levels of total cholesterol, high-density (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and also triglycerides, in participants with physician-diagnosed and/or suspected ADHD, as defined by a value of ≥7 on the hyperactivity-inattention subscale of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), with non-ADHD controls...
December 15, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243396/bariatric-surgery-induced-cardiac-and-lipidomic-changes-in-obesity-related-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Deana Mikhalkova, Sujata R Holman, Hui Jiang, Mohammed Saghir, Eric Novak, Andrew R Coggan, Robert O'Connor, Adil Bashir, Ali Jamal, Daniel S Ory, Jean E Schaffer, J Christopher Eagon, Linda R Peterson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of gastric bypass on myocardial lipid deposition and function and the plasma lipidome in women with obesity and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHODS: A primary cohort (N = 12) with HFpEF and obesity underwent echocardiography and magnetic resonance spectroscopy both before and 3 months and 6 months after bariatric surgery. Plasma lipidomic analysis was performed before surgery and 3 months after surgery in the primary cohort and were confirmed in a validation cohort (N = 22)...
December 15, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243316/effect-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-treated-king-grass-silage-on-the-performance-traits-and-serum-metabolites-in-new-zealand-white-rabbits-oryctolagus-cuniculus
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A A Shah, X Yuan, R U Khan, T Shao
This study examined the effects of Lactobacillus plantarum and Pediococcus acidilactici-treated silage of King grass (Pennisetum purpureophoides) on the productive traits and blood biochemistry of New Zealand white (NZW) rabbits. King grass was ensiled without or with L. plantarum (T1), P. acidilactici (T2) and P. acidilactici + L. plantarum (T3). A total of 72 male NZW rabbits (6 weeks) of similar weight and appearance were housed in groups in metallic cages in a completely randomized design. The performance traits, daily feed intake, body weight gain and feed convention ratio were not affected by the silage treatment...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243095/ca2-camkk%C3%AE-pathway-is-required-for-adiponectin-induced-secretion-in-rat-submandibular-gland
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Chong Ding, Zhi-Hao Du, Sheng-Lin Li, Li-Ling Wu, Guang-Yan Yu
Adiponectin functions as a promoter of saliva secretion in rat submandibular gland via activation of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and increased paracellular permeability. Ca2+ mobilization is the primary signal for fluid secretion in salivary acinar cells. However, whether intracellular Ca2+ mobilization is involved in adiponectin-induced salivary secretion is unknown. Here, we found that full-length adiponectin (fAd) increased intracellular Ca2+ and saliva secretion in submandibular glands...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242846/high-prevalence-of-dyslipidemia-among-primary-care-patients-with-hypertension-and-diabetes-in-jamaica
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Michelle A Harris, Trevor S Ferguson, Michael S Boyne, J Peter Figueroa
Introduction: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of dyslipidemia among primary care patients with hypertension and diabetes in Jamaica and the proportion of patients who achieve recommended targets. Material and methods: An audit of 500 dockets of adult patients with chronic disease attending public primary care clinics in Jamaica was conducted between October and December 2013. Data were collected on patient characteristics including medical history, medications, anthropometry, and lipid profiles (since January 1, 2011)...
2017: Archives of Medical Sciences. Atherosclerotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242845/no-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-subjects-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-pilot-randomised-study
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Stefania E Makariou, Moses Elisaf, Anna Challa, Nikolaos Tentolouris, Evangelos N Liberopoulos
Introduction: Patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) may have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)VitD) serum levels compared with non-MetS individuals. Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency is associated with various cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Yet, the effect of VitD supplementation on MetS remains uncertain. Our aim was to examine the effect of VitD supplementation on CVD risk factors in MetS subjects. Material and methods: This pilot study had a PROBE (prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded end-point) design...
2017: Archives of Medical Sciences. Atherosclerotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242844/effects-of-increased-body-weight-and-short-term-weight-loss-on-serum-pcsk9-levels-a-prospective-pilot-study
#16
Theodosios D Filippatos, Evangelos Liberopoulos, Maria Georgoula, Constantinos C Tellis, Alexandros D Tselepis, Moses Elisaf
Introduction: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is associated with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) catabolism, but its serum concentration is not uniformly associated with cardiovascular disease in clinical studies. Obesity is linked with increased cardiovascular risk, but the effect of increased body weight and short-term weight loss on serum PCSK9 levels is not well studied. Material and methods: The aim of this prospective pilot study was to assess differences in serum PCSK9 levels (determined with a quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay) between otherwise healthy drug-naïve obese subjects and healthy individuals with normal body weight...
2017: Archives of Medical Sciences. Atherosclerotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242817/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-association-with-body-mass-index-and-lipid-levels-in-hispanic-american-adolescents
#17
Mohan Kumaratne, Gayle Early, Jasmine Cisneros
In this retrospective study, vitamin D deficiency was examined with body mass index (BMI) and lipid levels in a sample of Hispanic American adolescents. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among 234 subjects aged 13 to 19 years was 27.8%. Vitamin D deficiency was significantly associated with a BMI of 85 kg/m2 or higher (odds ratio = 2.02, 95% confidence interval = 1.11-3.69, χ2 = 5.37, P = .021), and 55.6% of the sample were overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 85%). In the overweight or obese subjects, vitamin D deficiency was significantly associated with higher mean lipid levels compared with those with adequate vitamin D levels: total cholesterol = 165 ± 28...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242405/digitalis-like-compounds-restore-hnis-expression-and-iodide-uptake-capacity-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Marika H Tesselaar, Thomas Crezee, Imke Schuurmans, Danny Gerrits, James Nagarajah, Otto C Boerman, Ilse van Engen-van Grunsven, Johannes W A Smit, Romana T Netea-Maier, Theo S Plantinga
Purpose: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is a rare malignancy that accounts for 1-2% of all thyroid cancers. ATC is one of the most aggressive human cancers, with rapid growth, tumor invasion and development of distant metastases. The median survival is only 5 months and the 1-year survival is less than 20%. Moreover, as a result of severe dedifferentiation including the loss of human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS) expression, radioactive iodide (RAI) therapy is ineffective. Recently, we have demonstrated beneficial effects of autophagy activating digitalis-like compounds (DLCs) on redifferentiation and concomitant restoration of iodide uptake in RAI-refractory papillary and follicular thyroid cancer cell lines...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241577/caulerpa-okamurae-extract-inhibits-adipogenesis-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Bhesh Raj Sharma, Hyun Jung Kim, Min Suk Kim, Chul Min Park, Dong Young Rhyu
Seaweeds are considered a potential source of antiobesity agents. Because Caulerpa, a seaweed, has been consumed for food in Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia, we hypothesized that Caulerpa okamurae may have antiobesity effects in an animal model of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity in C57BL/6 mice. Herein, we found that the ethanolic extract of C okamurae (COE) significantly inhibited lipid accumulation and reduced the expression of the master regulator of adipogenesis, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ, sterol regulatory element binding protein-1c, and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-α in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
November 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241575/dietary-supplementation-with-myo-inositol-reduces-hepatic-triglyceride-accumulation-and-expression-of-both-fructolytic-and-lipogenic-genes-in-rats-fed-a-high-fructose-diet
#20
Masaya Shimada, Masato Hibino, Anna Takeshita
Excessive fructose ingestion drastically enhances hepatic lipid accumulation. The most prominent form of inositol-myo-inositol (MI)-remarkably reduces high sucrose-induced hepatic triglyceride (TG) accumulation. Because MI is a major and strong lipotrope, we hypothesized in this study that MI improves fatty liver more induced by excessive ingestion of fructose than sucrose. Rats were fed a high-glucose diet (HGD), a high-fructose diet (HFD), or an HFD supplemented with 0.2% MI for 12 days. Hepatic levels of TG and mRNAs for fructolysis (ketohexokinase and aldolase B), lipogenesis (pyruvate kinase, liver, and RBC; glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase; acetyl-CoA carboxylase alpha; fatty acid synthase; and stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1), and a key transcription factor for lipogenesis-carbohydrate-responsive element-binding protein-were significantly increased in the HFD group compared with the HGD group, and the increase was markedly decreased by MI supplementation...
November 2017: Nutrition Research
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