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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229280/posterior-urethral-valve-in-fetuses-evidence-for-the-role-of-inflammatory-molecules
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Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Natalia Pessoa Rocha, Fernando Macedo Bastos, Kátia Daniela da Silveira, Alamanda K Pereira, Eduardo Araújo Oliveira, Débora Marques de Miranda, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva
BACKGROUND: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate inflammatory biomarkers in urine samples of 24 fetuses with posterior urethral valve (PUV) collected at 22 ± 4 weeks of gestation and to compare the findings with measurements in urine samples of 22 male healthy preterm neonates at 23 ± 4 weeks (control group). METHODS: Inflammatory biomarkers in urine were measured using a cytometric bead array [interleukin (IL)-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, interferon (IFN)-γ, soluable tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) 1, sTNFR2, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1/chemokine ligand 2 (MCP-1/CCL2), eotaxin/CCL11 and interferon gamma-induced protein/10/C-X-C motif chemokine 10 (IP-10/CXCL10)] and ELISA assays [TNF, IL-8/CXCL8 and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β)]...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207161/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-115-cases-a-5%C3%A2-years-single-centre-experience
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M Enders, A Daiminger, S Exler, K Ertan, G Enders, R Bald
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic value of invasive prenatal diagnosis (PD) of congenital CMV infection from amniotic fluid (AF) and fetal blood (FB) METHODS: Retrospective study on 115 pregnancies with CMV primary infection. A total of 111 AF and 106 FB samples were investigated for various virological and non-virological markers. Detailed ultrasound examinations were performed at time of PD. RESULTS: Overall sensitivity of CMV PCR in FB (75.6%; 95%CI 60-87) and AF (72...
February 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182746/selection-and-evaluation-of-new-reference-genes-for-rt-qpcr-analysis-in-epinephelus-akaara-based-on-transcriptome-data
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Huan Wang, Xiang Zhang, Qiaohong Liu, Xiaochun Liu, Shaoxiong Ding
Groupers are an economically important fish species in world fishery markets. Because many studies using RT-qPCR have addressed gene expression in groupers, appropriate reference genes are required to obtain reliable and accurate results. In this study, the most suitable reference genes were identified from eleven candidate genes of one of the most valuable species, Epinephelus akaara, in a range of different experimental conditions. Using the software packages geNorm, NormFinder, BestKeeper and refFinder, three traditionally used reference genes, β-actin (β-ACT), glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), and beta-2-microglobulin (B2M), were identified as not suitable for E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106247/validation-of-the-nccn-ipi-for-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-the-addition-of-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-yields-a-more-accurate-geltamo-ipi
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Carlos Montalbán, Antonio Díaz-López, Ivan Dlouhy, Jordina Rovira, Armando Lopez-Guillermo, Sara Alonso, Alejandro Martín, Juan M Sancho, Olga García, Jose M Sánchez, Mario Rodríguez, Silvana Novelli, Antonio Salar, Antonio Gutiérrez, Maria J Rodríguez-Salazar, Mariana Bastos, Juan F Domínguez, Rubén Fernández, Sonia Gonzalez de Villambrosia, José A Queizan, Raul Córdoba, Raquel de Oña, Andrés López-Hernandez, Julian M Freue, Heidys Garrote, Lourdes López, Ana M Martin-Moreno, Jose Rodriguez, Víctor Abraira, Juan F García
The study included 1848 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)patients treated with chemotherapy/rituximab. The aims were to validate the National Comprehensive Cancer Network International Prognostic Index (NCCN-IPI) and explore the effect of adding high Beta-2 microglobulin (β2M), primary extranodal presentation and intense treatment to the NCCN-IPI variables in order to develop an improved index. Comparing survival curves, NCCN-IPI discriminated better than IPI, separating four risk groups with 5-year overall survival rates of 93%, 83%, 67% and 49%, but failing to identify a true high-risk population...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100419/redox-dysregulation-immuno-inflammatory-alterations-and-genetic-variants-of-bdnf-and-mmp-9-in-schizophrenia-pathophysiological-and-phenotypic-implications
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Fahmy T Ali, Eman M Abd El-Azeem, Marwa A Hamed, Mohamed A M Ali, Nour M Abd Al-Kader, Ekrami A Hassan
BACKGROUND: Although a clear mechanism underlying the pathophysiology of schizophrenia (SZ) remains elusive, oxidative stress, inflammatory syndrome and immune activation have become an attractive hypothesis for explaining the pathophysiology of SZ. Data from prior studies on the role of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in SZ are contradictory. We aimed to investigate whether oxidative stress, inflammatory and immune activation markers as well as MMP-9 levels may be implicated in SZ pathogenesis...
January 15, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093894/importance-of-body-water-in-the-efficacy-of-convective-solute-transport-in-online-hemodiafiltration
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Nicolás Macías, Alba Santos García, Almudena Vega Martínez, Soraya Abad Estébanez, Marian Goicoechea Diezhandino, Juan Manuel López Gómez
High-volume online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) has been associated with improved patient survival compared to conventional hemodialysis in recent trials, where the importance of convective volume (CV) in this benefit is noted. The purpose of this study was to determine the corporal composition parameters influencing the efficacy of CV in the removal of different molecular weight (MW) molecules. Demographic data, corporal composition parameters with bioimpedance spectroscopy, dialysis features and the reduction rates of different MW molecules in a four-hour OL-HDF session were collected in 61 patients...
February 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079504/anti-carbonic-anhydrase-autoantibodies-and-serum-beta-2-microglobulin-correlate-with-the-clinessdai-score-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Marja Pertovaara, Seppo Parkkila, Markku Korpela
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January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057871/copeptin-a-surrogate-marker-for-arginine-vasopressin-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-progression-in-iga-nephropathy-patients
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Debbie Zittema, Jan A J G van den Brand, Stephan J L Bakker, Jack F Wetzels, Ron T Gansevoort
BACKGROUND: Besides its essential role for water homeostasis, arginine vasopressin (AVP) may have deleterious effects on the kidney. Copeptin, a surrogate marker for AVP, has been shown to be related to renal outcome in patients with diabetic nephropathy and polycystic kidney disease. We investigated the association of copeptin with disease severity and progression in immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS: We included a prospective cohort of 59 patients with biopsy proven IgAN...
January 5, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040849/rejection-versus-escape-the-tumor-mhc-dilemma
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REVIEW
Federico Garrido, Francisco Ruiz-Cabello, Natalia Aptsiauri
Most tumor cells derive from MHC-I-positive normal counterparts and remain positive at early stages of tumor development. T lymphocytes can infiltrate tumor tissue, recognize and destroy MHC class I (MHC-I)-positive cancer cells ("permissive" phase I). Later, MHC-I-negative tumor cell variants resistant to T-cell killing emerge. During this process, tumors first acquire a heterogeneous MHC-I expression pattern and finally become uniformly MHC-I-negative. This stage (phase II) represents a "non-permissive" encapsulated structure with tumor nodes surrounded by fibrous tissue containing different elements including leukocytes, macrophages, fibroblasts, etc...
December 31, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994294/association-of-beta-2-microglobulin-with-inflammation-and-dislipidemia-in-high-flux-membrane-hemodialysis-patients
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Valdete Topçiu-Shufta, Ramë Miftari, Valdete Haxhibeqiri, Shpend Haxhibeqiri
BACKGROUND: Higher than expected cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis patients, has been attributed to dyslipidemia as well as inflammation. Beta2-Microglobulin (β2M) is an independent predictor of outcome for hemodialysis patients and a representative substance of middle molecules. RESULTS: In 40 patients in high-flux membrane hemodialysis, we found negative correlation of β2M with high density lipoprotein (r=-0.73, p<0.001) and albumin (r= -0.53, p<0...
October 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919998/high-risk-of-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-symptomatic-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-with-renal-dysfunction-treated-with-bortezomib
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Kana Oiwa, Mihoko Morita, Shinji Kishi, Miyuki Okura, Toshiki Tasaki, Yasufumi Matsuda, Katsunori Tai, Naoko Hosono, Takanori Ueda, Takahiro Yamauchi
BACKGROUND/AIM: Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening complication associated with cancer chemotherapy. We retrospectively evaluated the risk of developing TLS in patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma undergoing chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-four patients (median age=71 years, range=48-87 years, 35 males/29 females) who were treated at our Institution between April 2006 and December 2015 were evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 124 chemotherapy courses were administered, of which 63 courses were bortezomib-based regimens and 34 courses were immunomodulatory drug (IMiD)-based regimens...
2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893836/prognostic-value-of-serum-free-light-chains-measurements-in-multiple-myeloma-patients
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José Luis García de Veas Silva, Carmen Bermudo Guitarte, Paloma Menéndez Valladares, Johanna Carolina Rojas Noboa, Krysta Kestler, Rafael Duro Millán
BACKGROUND: The outcome for patients with Multiple Myeloma (MM) is highly variable, therefore, the existence of robust and easy to determine prognostic markers is extremely important for an efficient management of these patients. Presently, there is a debate about the role of the serum free light chains (sFLC) in the prognosis of MM patients both at diagnosis and after treatment. The aim of this study is to evaluate in a cohort of newly diagnosed MM patients from the Southern area of Spain, the prognostic value of sFLC both at baseline and after treatment...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881050/pharmaceutical-rejuvenation-of-age-associated-decline-in-spatial-memory
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Andrew R Mendelsohn, James W Larrick
Spatial memory and cognition decline during aging. Montelukast, an FDA approved drug for the treatment of asthma, can restore spatial memory in old rats to levels similar to those of young animals. Treatment improves three hallmarks of aging in the brain: reducing microglial-mediated neuroinflammation, blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, and increasing neurogenesis in the hippocampus although not completely to youthful levels. Other aging-associated parameters, such as reduced synaptic density, are not affected, suggesting that anti-aging therapeutics may be further optimized...
December 2016: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863727/salivary-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-positively-correlates-with-esspri-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Felipe Garza-García, Guillermo Delgado-García, Mario Garza-Elizondo, Luis Ángel Ceceñas-Falcón, Dionicio Galarza-Delgado, Janett Riega-Torres
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855706/human-class-i-major-histocompatibility-complex-alleles-determine-central-nervous-system-injury-versus-repair
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Bharath Wootla, Aleksandar Denic, Jens O Watzlawik, Arthur E Warrington, Laurie J Zoecklein, Louisa M Papke-Norton, Chella David, Moses Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: We investigated the role of human HLA class I molecules in persistent central nervous system (CNS) injury versus repair following virus infection of the CNS. METHODS: Human class I A11(+) and B27(+) transgenic human beta-2 microglobulin positive (Hβ2m(+)) mice of the H-2 (b) background were generated on a combined class I-deficient (mouse beta-2 microglobulin deficient, β2m(0)) and class II-deficient (mouse Aβ(0)) phenotype. Intracranial infection with Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV) in susceptible SJL mice results in acute encephalitis with prominent injury in the hippocampus, striatum, and cortex...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815355/multiplex-genome-editing-to-generate-universal-car-t-cells-resistant-to-pd1-inhibition
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Jiangtao Ren, Xiaojun Liu, Chongyun Fang, Shuguang Jiang, Carl H June, Yangbing Zhao
PURPOSE: Using gene-disrupted allogeneic T cells as universal effector cells provides an alternative to and potentially improves current chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy against cancers and infectious diseases. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The CRISPR/Cas9 system has recently emerged as a simple and efficient way for multiplex genome engineering. By combining the lentiviral delivery of CAR and CRISPR RNA electroporation to co-introduce RNA encoding the Cas9 and gRNAs targeting endogenous TCR, beta-2 microglobulin (B2M) and PD1 simultaneously, to generate gene-disrupted allogeneic CAR T cells deficient of TCR, HLA class I molecule and PD1...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801524/detection-of-pct-and-urinary-%C3%AE-2-mg-enhances-the-accuracy-for-localization-diagnosing-pediatric-urinary-tract-infection
#17
Jian Fang, Jiangwei Luan, Gaohong Zhu, Chang Qi, Dandan Wang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article was to investigate whether the combination of urinary beta 2 microglobulin (urinary β2 -MG) and procalcitonin (PCT) diagnosis could enhance the localization diagnostic precision of pediatric urinary tract infection comparing with single diagnosis. METHODS: A study was conducted in the Nephrology Department of Wuhan women and children's health care centre. This study incorporated 85 participants, including 35 children who were diagnosed as upper urinary tract infection (UUTI) with the symptom of fever and 50 children who conducted lower urinary tract infection (LUTI)...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791259/are-all-dialyzers-compatible-with-the-convective-volumes-suggested-for-postdilution-online-hemodiafiltration
#18
Jacky Potier, Guillaume Queffeulou, Julien Bouet
INTRODUCTION: The recent analysis of 4 randomized controlled trials has confirmed the lower mortality risk for postdilution online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) compared to hemodialysis, and above all for patients with the highest delivered body surface area standardized convective volume (CV/BSA >23 L/1.73 m²/session). Since the impact of the dialyzers used in these trials has never been studied, we retrospectively analyzed clinical tests carried out with 19 commonly used dialyzers...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780262/the-specific-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptor-antagonist-prazosin-influences-the-urine-proteome
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Mindi Zhao, Jianqiang Wu, Youhe Gao
Urine, reflecting many changes in the body, is a better source than blood for biomarker discovery. However, even under physiological conditions, the urine proteome often varies. Understanding how various regulating factors affect urine proteome helps link changes to urine proteome with urinary biomarkers of physiological conditions as well as corresponding diseases. To evaluate the possible impact of α1-adrenergic receptor on urine proteome, this study investigated effects of the specific inhibitor prazosin on the urine proteome in a rat model by using tandem mass tagging and two-dimensional liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764777/prognostic-significance-of-serum-beta-2-microglobulin-in-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-rituximab-era
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Seyoung Seo, Jung Yong Hong, Shinkyo Yoon, Changhoon Yoo, Ji Hyun Park, Jung Bok Lee, Chan-Sik Park, Jooryung Huh, Yoonse Lee, Kyung Won Kim, Jin-Sook Ryu, Seok Jin Kim, Won Seog Kim, Dok Hyun Yoon, Cheolwon Suh
The prognostic value of serum beta-2 microglobulin for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is not well known in the rituximab era. A retrospective registry data analysis of 833 patients with de novo DLBCL treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) was conducted to establish the prognostic significance of serum beta-2 microglobulin at a ≥2.5 mg/L cutoff. Five-year progression-free survival (PFS, 76.1% vs. 41.0%; p < 0.001) and overall survival (OS, 83.8% vs...
October 18, 2016: Oncotarget
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