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diabetes, biochemistry

Melanie Li, Swetlana Sirko
Building on the seminal work by Geoffrey Harris in the 1970s, the neuroendocrinology field, having undergone spectacular growth, has endeavored to understand the mechanisms of hormonal connectivity between the brain and the rest of the body. Given the fundamental role of the brain in the orchestration of endocrine processes through interactions among neurohormones, it is thus not surprising that the structural and/or functional alterations following traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to endocrine changes affecting the whole organism...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Xiao-Dan Mo, Li-Ping Gao, Qing-Jun Wang, Jie Yin, Yu-Hong Jing
BACKGROUND: The fibrillation of islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) triggered the amyloid deposition, then enhanced the loss of the pancreatic islet mass. However, it is not clear what factor is the determinant in development of the fibril formation. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of lipid on IAPP fibril and its injury on pancreatic islet. METHODS: The fibril form of human IAPP (hIAPP) was tested using thioflavin-T fluorescence assay and transmission electron microscope technology after incubated with palmitate for 5 h at 25 °C...
March 9, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
Florence Gunawan, Elizabeth George, Adam Roberts
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are the mainstay of treatment for advanced melanoma, and their use is being increasingly implicated in the development of autoimmune endocrinopathies. We present a case of a 52-year-old man with metastatic melanoma on combination nivolumab and ipilumimab therapy who developed concurrent hypophysitis, type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and diabetes insipidus. He presented prior to third cycle of combination treatment with a headache, myalgias and fatigue. Biochemistry and MRI pituitary confirmed anterior pituitary dysfunction with a TSH: 0...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
Sawitree Visanuyothin, Samlee Plianbangchang, Ratana Somrongthong
Purpose: Hypertension (HT) is the major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases because of its poor control. To control HT at the primary care level in urban communities, there is a demand for deeper comprehension of the manifestations of poorly controlled HT. This study aimed to examine appearance of HT, including the association between the appearance and home blood pressure (HBP) control at the primary care level in urban communities. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in July-October 2017 in an urban community in Thailand...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Ebrahim Aboualizadeh, Christine M Sorenson, Alex J Schofield, Miriam Unger, Nader Sheibani, Carol J Hirschmugl
To discover the mechanisms underlying the progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR), a more comprehensive understanding of the biomolecular processes in individual retinal cells subjected to hyperglycemia is required. Despite extensive studies, the changes in the biochemistry of retinal layers during the development of DR are not well known. In this study, we aimed to determine a more detailed understanding of the natural history of DR in Akita/+ (type 1 diabetes model) male mice with different duration of diabetes...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
Wieslaw Tryniszewski, Grzegorz Kamiński, Zbigniew Maziarz, Michal Nowak, Mariusz Gadzicki, Maciej Radek
BACKGROUND: Testosterone deficiency in men is characterized by typical symptoms of hypogonadism and negative influence on the preservation of bone mass. In this study, we analysed the relationship between testosterone concentration and bone metabolism. Moreover, we assessed the impact of one-year compensation of testosterone deficiency in elderly men on bone metabolism and bone mineral density. Radioisotopic methods of bone metabolism assessment provide new research opportunities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Men with total testosterone concentration (TT) ≤ 3 ng/ml were included into this study...
January 10, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
R Langhorn, I N Kieler, J Koch, L B Christiansen, L R Jessen
BACKGROUND: Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) has been increasingly used as a marker of early chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats, but little is known about the influence of comorbidities on SDMA in this species. HYPOTHESIS: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and diabetes mellitus (DM), independently of CKD, are associated with changes in serum SDMA. ANIMALS: Ninety-four cats (17 with CKD, 40 with HCM, 17 with DM, and 20 healthy controls)...
January 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Ebenezer Nyenwe, Ibiye Owei, Jim Wan, Sam Dagogo-Jack
Context: There are ethnic differences in glucoregulation and prevalence of type 2 diabetes, but studies on the role of genetics in modifying ethnic effects in normoglycemic African-Americans and Caucasians are limited. Therefore, we investigated glucoregulation in normoglycemic African-Americans and Caucasians with or without parental diabetes. Design: Fifty subjects with parental diabetes (from the Pathobiology of Prediabetes in a Biracial Cohort Study) and 50 subjects without parental diabetes were matched in age, sex, ethnicity, and body mass index (BMI)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
M Majumder, F H Mollah, M Hoque, S A Ferdous
In developing countries like Bangladesh the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing day by day. Among the long-term complications of diabetes mellitus, vascular complications represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Hyperglycemia is still considered the principal cause of diabetes complications. Total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) is an emerging cardiovascular risk factor. Hyperhomocysteinemia independently appears to be a stronger risk factor for mortality than other risk factors in type 2 diabetes than in non diabetes...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
N Z Khan, M A Muttalib, G S Sultana, F A Mishu, A Nesa
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and thyroid disorders (TD) are the two most common endocrine disorders in clinical practice. Unrecognized thyroid disorders may adversely affect the metabolic control and add more risk to an already predisposing type 2 diabetes mellitus. The objective of the study is to find out the percentage of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and non diabetic subjects. This cross-sectional study was conducted in the department of Biochemistry and outpatient Department of Endocrinology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 2014 to June 2015...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Tingting Xu, Zihua Weng, Chu Pei, Siyuan Yu, Yating Chen, Wenjie Guo, Xingzuo Wang, Peng Luo, Jia Sun
To explore the relationship between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in type 2 diabetes mellitus.A total of 557 newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patients were recruited, including 397 T2DM patients without complication (DM group) as well as 160 T2DM patients complicated with DPN (DPN group). Student t test, Mann-Whitney U test, or χ test was applied to the data of the 2 groups, including the levels of neutrophils and lymphocytes as well as the NLR values of peripheral blood and other biochemistry indexes; Pearson correlation analysis was used to calculate the correlation of NLR and detected factors; risk factors of DPN were estimated via logistic regression analysis and multivariate analysis...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
D J Campbell, J M Coller, F F Gong, M McGrady, D L Prior, U Boffa, L Shiel, D Liew, R Wolfe, A J Owen, H Krum, C M Reid
BACKGROUND: Effective management of cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease risk factors offers longer, healthier lives and savings in health care. We examined risk factor management in participants of the SCReening Evaluation of the Evolution of New Heart Failure (SCREEN-HF) study, a self-selected population at increased cardiovascular disease risk recruited from members of a health insurance fund in Melbourne and Shepparton, Australia. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were age ≥60 years with one or more of self-reported ischaemic or other heart disease, irregular or rapid heart rhythm, cerebrovascular disease, renal impairment, or treatment for hypertension or diabetes for ≥2 years...
November 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
Luc Pénicaud, Christophe Magnan
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December 2017: Biochimie
Li Zhu, Zhiqiang Xie, Jianping Lu, Qiu Hao, Mingqiang Kang, Shuchen Chen, Weifeng Tang, Hao Ding, Yu Chen, Chao Liu, Haojie Wu
Genetic polymorphisms of the transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene may be key agents in the etiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In the present case-control study, we aimed to assess the possible relationship of TCF7L2 polymorphisms with T2DM and determine the effect of TCF7L2 polymorphisms on the level of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in Eastern Chinese Han subjects. The TCF7L2 rs7903146C>T and rs290481 T>C polymorphisms were genotyped by SNPscan genotyping assays in 502 subjects with T2DM and 782 non-diabetic controls...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Sok King Ong, Daphne Teck Ching Lai, Justin Yun Yaw Wong, Khairil Azhar Si-Ramlee, Lubna Abdul Razak, Norhayati Kassim, Zakaria Kamis, David Koh
This article provides a cross-sectional weighted measurement of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and risk factors prevalence among Brunei adult population using WHO STEPS methodology. A 2-staged randomized sampling was conducted during August 2015 to April 2016. Three-step surveillance included (1) interview using standardized questionnaire, (2) blood pressure and anthropometric measurements, and (3) biochemistry tests. Data weighting was applied. A total of 3808 adults aged 18 to 69 years participated in step 1; 2082 completed steps 2 and 3 measurements...
October 1, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Do Keun Cho, Dong Hun Choi, Joon Yong Cho
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effects of treadmill exercise on body weight, blood biochemistry, and autophagy. METHODS: Triglyceride, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, insulin, and glucose levels were measured, the Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) score was calculated, and the soleus muscle was analyzed for autophagy-related factors (Beclin-1, p62, LC3, Lamp-2) in rats with obesity induced by a high-fat diet...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
Elham S Al-Risi, Fatma S Al-Essry, Waad-Allah S Mula-Abed
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the significance of serum chromogranin A (CgA) status in patients with and without different neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) by conducting a retrospective assessment of the diagnostic utility and limitations of CgA as a biomarker for NETs in a tertiary care hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of CgA requests referred to the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory, Royal Hospital, Oman over a 24-month period (April 2012 to March 2014)...
September 2017: Oman Medical Journal
Geoffrey Burnstock
Purinergic signalling, i.e., the role of nucleotides as extracellular signalling molecules, was proposed in 1972. However, this concept was not well accepted until the early 1990's when receptor subtypes for purines and pyrimidines were cloned and characterised, which includes four subtypes of the P1 (adenosine) receptor, seven subtypes of P2X ion channel receptors and 8 subtypes of the P2Y G protein-coupled receptor. Early studies were largely concerned with the physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry of purinergic signalling...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Ahmet Ilker Tekkesin, Mert Ilker Hayiroglu, Regayip Zehir, Ceyhan Turkkan, Muhammed Keskin, Goksel Cinier, Ahmet Taha Alper
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a frequent and serious complication after aortocoronary bypass graft (ACBG) surgery and one that, unfortunately, increases morbidity and mortality. Postoperative stroke, hemodynamic instability, renal failure, infection, need for inotropic agent and coronary unit are complications caused by POAF. Inflammation and oxidative stress are among several mechanisms that contribute to pathogenesis of POAF. Monocyte to HDL (M/H) ratio is a newly defined parameter of both inflammation and oxidative stress...
2017: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
Peng-Ying Gu, Feng Yu, Song Jin, Qian Yang, Jing Su, Yan Chen, Liang Zhao, Shi-Lian Hu
The aim of the study was to investigate the correlation between the serum undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) level and the blood biochemistry and cognitive impairment in rats with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into the normal control group (NC) and type 2 DM group. DM group received the high-fat and high-sugar diet combined with the intraperitoneal injection of low-dose STZ to establish the type 2 DM rat model. After 12 weeks of feeding, a Morris water maze was used to observe the rats' cognitive ability, and the levels of blood lipid, ucOC, insulin and adiponectin in the two groups were measured...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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