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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441759/synaptic-homeostasis-and-its-immunological-disturbance-in-neuromuscular-junction-disorders
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REVIEW
Masaharu Takamori
In the neuromuscular junction, postsynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) clustering, trans-synaptic communication and synaptic stabilization are modulated by the molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity. The synaptic functions are based presynaptically on the active zone architecture, synaptic vesicle proteins, Ca(2+) channels and synaptic vesicle recycling. Postsynaptically, they are based on rapsyn-anchored nAChR clusters, localized sensitivity to ACh, and synaptic stabilization via linkage to the extracellular matrix so as to be precisely opposed to the nerve terminal...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441156/interpreting-lipoproteins-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#2
Katriina Nemes, Fredrik Åberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The pathophysiologies of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease are closely interlinked and associated with atherogenic dyslipidemia. Liver and cardiovascular disease may silently progress to advanced stages if alarming signs, such as abdominal obesity, elevated fasting and postprandial triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol are overlooked. We review the metabolic mechanisms in NAFLD at the cellular level in the context of standard clinical lipid measurements...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441155/do-triglyceride-lowering-drugs-decrease-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
#3
Kevin C Maki, Mary R Dicklin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the evidence supporting a relationship between lowering triglycerides (TGs) and TG-rich lipoprotein cholesterol (TGRL-C) levels and reduced atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) event risk. RECENT FINDINGS: Data from observational investigations, including studies of genetic variants, provide evidence consistent with a causal relationship between elevations in TG and TGRL-C and greater risk for ASCVD. Randomized controlled trial evidence of ASCVD risk reduction with therapies that substantially lower TG and TGRL-C is limited by the fact that no large-scale trial results have been published from a study that enrolled subjects selected specifically on the basis of TG or TGRL-C elevation, although three such trials are underway or in the planning stages...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440421/allicin-induces-the-upregulation-of-abca1-expression-via-ppar%C3%AE-lxr%C3%AE-signaling-in-thp-1-macrophage-derived-foam-cells
#4
Xiao-Long Lin, Hui-Jun Hu, Yuan-Bo Liu, Xue-Mei Hu, Xiao-Juan Fan, Wei-Wen Zou, Yong-Quan Pan, Wen-Quan Zhou, Min-Wen Peng, Cai-Hong Gu
Allicin is considered anti-atherosclerotic due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which makes it an important drug for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis. However, the effects of allicin on foam cells are unclear. Thus, in this study, we examined the effects of allicin on lipid accumulation via peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ)/liver X receptor α (LXRα) in THP‑1 macrophage-derived foam cells. THP‑1 cells were exposed to 100 nM phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) for 24 h, and then to oxydized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL; 50 mg/ml) to induce foam cell formation...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439730/physiological-and-therapeutic-regulation-of-pcsk9-activity-in-cardiovascular-disease
#5
REVIEW
Simon Glerup, Rainer Schulz, Ulrich Laufs, Klaus-Dieter Schlüter
Ischemic heart disease is the main cause of death worldwide and is accelerated by increased levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a potent circulating regulator of LDL-C through its ability to induce degradation of the LDL receptor (LDLR) in the lysosome of hepatocytes. Only in the last few years, a number of breakthroughs in the understanding of PCSK9 biology have been reported illustrating how PCSK9 activity is tightly regulated at several levels by factors influencing its transcription, secretion, or by extracellular inactivation and clearance...
May 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439569/the-obesity-paradox-in-kidney-disease-how-to-reconcile-it-with-obesity-management
#6
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Connie M Rhee, Jason Chou, S Foad Ahmadi, Jongha Park, Joline Lt Chen, Alpesh N Amin
Obesity, a risk factor for de novo chronic kidney disease (CKD), confers survival advantages in advanced CKD. This so-called obesity paradox is the archetype of the reverse epidemiology of cardiovascular risks, in addition to the lipid, blood pressure, adiponectin, homocysteine, and uric acid paradoxes. These paradoxical phenomena are in sharp contradistinction to the known epidemiology of cardiovascular risks in the general population. In addition to advanced CKD, the obesity paradox has also been observed in heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease, liver cirrhosis, and metastatic cancer, as well as in the elderly...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438806/emerging-affinity-based-proteomic-technologies-for-large-scale-plasma-profiling-in-cardiovascular-disease
#7
REVIEW
J Gustav Smith, Robert E Gerszten
Plasma biomarkers that reflect molecular states of the cardiovascular system are central for clinical decision making. Routinely used plasma biomarkers include troponins, natriuretic peptides, and lipoprotein particles, yet interrogate only a modest subset of pathways relevant to cardiovascular disease. Systematic profiling of a larger portion of circulating plasma proteins (the plasma proteome) will provide opportunities for unbiased discovery of novel markers to improve diagnostic or predictive accuracy. In addition, proteomic profiling may inform pathophysiological understanding and point to novel therapeutic targets...
April 25, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438747/low-ldl-cholesterol-pcsk9-and-hmgcr-genetic-variation-and-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-parkinson-s-disease-mendelian-randomisation-study
#8
Marianne Benn, Børge G Nordestgaard, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen
Objective To test the hypothesis that low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol due to genetic variation in the genes responsible for LDL cholesterol metabolism and biosynthesis(PCSK9 and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR), respectively) is associated with a high risk of Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, any dementia, and Parkinson's disease in the general population.Design Mendelian randomisation study.Setting Copenhagen General Population Study and Copenhagen City Heart Study.Participants 111 194 individuals from the Danish general population...
April 24, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438690/maturation-of-secreted-hcv-particles-by-incorporation-of-secreted-apoe-protects-from-antibodies-by-enhancing-infectivity
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Dorothea Bankwitz, Mandy Doepke, Kathrin Hueging, Romy Weller, Janina Bruening, Patrick Behrendt, Ji-Young Lee, Florian W R Vondran, Michael P Manns, Ralf Bartenschlager, Thomas Pietschmann
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) evades humoral immunity and establishes chronic infections. Virus particles circulate in complex with lipoproteins facilitating antibody escape. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is essential for intracellular HCV assembly and for HCV cell entry. We aimed to explore if ApoE released from non-infected cells interacts with and modulates secreted HCV particles. METHODS: ApoE secreted from non-infected cells was incubated with HCV from primary human hepatocytes or Huh-7...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438644/long-term-effects-of-angiotensin-1-7-on-lipid-metabolism-in-the-adipose-tissue-and-liver
#10
Carolina Campos Lima Moreira, Fabíola Cesário Lourenço, Érica Guilhen Mario, Robson Augusto Souza Santos, Leida Maria Botion, Valéria Ernestânia Chaves
The angiotensin (Ang) converting enzyme 2/Ang-(1-7)/Mas axis has been described to have a beneficial role on metabolic disorders. In the present study, the use of a transgenic rat model that chronically overexpresses Ang-(1-7) enabled us to investigate the chronic effects of this peptide on lipid accumulation in the liver and adipose tissue. The transgenic group showed a marked tendency toward increased expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) and decreased lipoprotein lipase (LPL) expression and activity in epididymal adipose tissue...
April 21, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438574/extreme-hypertriglyceridemia-pseudohyponatremia-and-pseudoacidosis-in-a-neonate-with-lipoprotein-lipase-deficiency-due-to-segmental-uniparental-disomy
#11
Ambika P Ashraf, Anna C E Hurst, Abhimanyu Garg
Extreme hypertriglyceridemia is rare in the neonatal period. We report a neonate with lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency who presented with diagnostic and management conundrum. A full-term 36-day-old female was noted to have "Pepto-Bismol like" blood when repeating a newborn screening. The initial plasma triglyceride level was 24,318 mg/dL. The laboratory tests revealed serum bicarbonate level of <5 mmol/L, sodium of 127 mmol/L, and severe anemia. There were no signs of acute distress. The point of care capillary blood testing, however, demonstrated normal serum pH (7...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438472/shared-metabolic-and-immune-inflammatory-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-pathways-in-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-mood-disorders
#12
REVIEW
Luiz Gustavo Piccoli de Melo, Sandra Odebrecht Vargas Nunes, George Anderson, Heber Odebrecht Vargas, Décio Sabbattini Barbosa, Piotr Galecki, André F Carvalho, Michael Maes
This review examines the shared immune-inflammatory, oxidative and nitrosative stress (IO&NS) and metabolic pathways underpinning metabolic syndrome (MetS), bipolar disorder (BD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). Shared pathways in both MetS and mood disorders are low grade inflammation, including increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and acute phase proteins, increased lipid peroxidation with formation of malondialdehyde and oxidized low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c), hypernitrosylation, lowered levels of antioxidants, most importantly zinc and paraoxonase (PON1), increased bacterial translocation (leaky gut), increased atherogenic index of plasma and Castelli risk indices; and reduced levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL-c) cholesterol...
April 21, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438429/association-of-serum-magnesium-level-with-poor-glycemic-control-and-renal-functions-in-nepalese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Daya Ram Pokharel, Dipendra Khadka, Manoj Sigdel, Naval Kishor Yadav, Ramchandra Kafle, Ravindra Mohan Sapkota, Sanjay Kumar Jha
BACKGROUND: Hypomagnesaemia has been shown to be associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its complications. The present study investigated the association of hypomagnesaemia with T2DM and its complications in patients hailed mostly from the western hilly region of Nepal. METHODS: This study was conducted among 150 type 2 diabetic patients and 150 of non-diabetic controls between May to September 2016. Relevant demographic, anthropometric, physiological and biochemical variables were measured using standard protocols...
April 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437620/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent reviews of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors, according to established AACE/ACE guidelines for guidelines protocols...
April 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437144/framingham-risk-score-and-estimated-10-year-cardiovascular-disease-risk-reduction-by-a-short-term-yoga-based-life-style-intervention
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Rashmi Yadav, Raj Kumar Yadav, Kumar Sarvottam, Ritesh Netam
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a short-term yoga-based life-style intervention program in lowering Framingham Risk Score (FRS) and estimated 10-year cardiovascular risk. METHODS: This was a single-arm, pre-post interventional study including data from a historical cohort with low to moderate risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). It was conducted in a tertiary-care hospital. Participants with low (0 or 1 CVD risk factors) to moderately high risk (10-year risk between 10% and 20% and two or more CVD risk factors) were included...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437098/interaction-of-fibrin-with-the-very-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-further-characterization-and-localization-of-the-vldl-receptor-binding-site-in-fibrin-%C3%AE-n-domains
#16
Sergiy Yakovlev, Leonid Medved
Our recent study revealed that fibrin and the VLDL receptor (VLDLR) interact with each other through a pair of fibrin βN-domains and CR domains of the receptor and this interaction promotes transendothelial migration of leukocytes and thereby inflammation. The major objectives of the present study were to further clarify the molecular mechanism of fibrin-VLDLR interaction and to identify amino acid residues in the βN-domains involved in this interaction. Our binding experiments with the (β15-66)2 fragment, which corresponds to a pair of fibrin βN-domains, and the VLDLR(1-8) fragment consisting of eight CR domains of VLDLR, revealed that interaction between them strongly depends on ionic strength and chemical modification of all Lys or Arg residues in (β15-66)2 results in abrogation of this interaction...
April 24, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436727/impact-of-switching-from-different-treatment-regimens-to-a-fixed-dose-combination-pill-polypill-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-or-similarly-high-risk
#17
Melvin Lafeber, Wilko Spiering, Frank Lj Visseren, Diederick E Grobbee, Michiel L Bots, Alice Stanton, Anushka Patel, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Ruth Webster, Simon Thom, Anthony Rodgers
Aims Cardiovascular fixed-dose combination pills, or polypills, may help address the widespread lack of access and adherence to proven medicines. Initiation of polypill-based care typically entails switching from current separately taken medications. Given the heterogeneity in usual care, there is interest in the impact of polypill treatment across different patterns of prior medication regimen. Methods A total of 2004 participants with established cardiovascular disease or estimated 5-year cardiovascular risk of over 15% were randomised to polypill-based treatment (aspirin 75 mg, simvastatin 40 mg, lisinopril 10 mg and either atenolol 50 mg or hydrochlorothiazide 12...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436724/circulating-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-all-cause-mortality-and-cardiovascular-mortality-the-ludwigshafen-risk-and-cardiovascular-health-study
#18
Günther Silbernagel, Hubert Scharnagl, Marcus E Kleber, Tatjana Stojakovic, Winfried März
Background It is unclear whether proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) concentrations may be useful for cardiovascular risk stratification. Design The LUdwigshafen RIsk and Cardiovascular health (LURIC) study is a prospective observational registry of patients who were referred for coronary angiography. Methods Circulating PCSK9 was measured in 2139 participants of the LURIC study. There was a follow-up for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality with a median (interquartile range) duration of 10...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436319/in-vitro-antioxidant-and-in-vivo-hypolipidemic-effects-of-the-king-oyster-culinary-medicinal-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii-var-ferulae-ddl01-agaricomycetes-in-rats-with-high-fat-diet-induced-fatty-liver-and-hyperlipidemia
#19
Jun-Hui Choi, Dae-Won Kim, Seung Kim, Sung-Jun Kim
We investigated the effect of the culinary-medicinal mushroom Pleurotus eryngii var. ferulae DDL01 on oxidative damage in the liver and brain and a high-fat/high-cholesterol-induced hyperlipidemic model. In in vitro studies, the water extracts of the fruiting bodies showed strong scavenging activities of DPPH (139.46 ± 3.2 μg) and hydroxyl (139.46 ± 3.2 μg) radicals. Moreover, the extracts showed Fe2+ chelating and reducing abilities, as well as a large amount of polyphenols and an inhibitory effect on lipid peroxidation in the liver and brain tissues...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436274/depletion-of-hdl3-high-density-lipoprotein-and-altered-functionality-of-hdl2-in-blood-from-sickle-cell-patients
#20
Eric Soupene, Sandra K Larkin, Frans A Kuypers
In sickle cell disease (SCD), alterations of cholesterol metabolism is in part related to abnormal levels and activity of plasma proteins such as lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT), and apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I). In addition, the size distribution of ApoA-I high density lipoproteins (HDL) differs from normal blood. The ratio of the amount of HDL2 particle relative to the smaller higher density pre-β HDL (HDL3) particle was shifted toward HDL2. This lipoprotein imbalance is exacerbated during acute vaso-occlusive episodes (VOE) as the relative levels of HDL3 decrease...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
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