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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682565/-digoxin-poisoning-new-prospects-for-therapy
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Alfonsina Marino, Lorenzo Giordano, Francesco Ardu
The filter has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the removal of beta-2 microglobulin in patient undergoing hemodialysis. We used the filter (the patient agrees) off label, in the course of digitalis intoxication and we have shown that the filter is capable of removing the drug effectively.
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671821/the-t-cell-receptor-can-bind-to-the-peptide-bound-major-histocompatibility-complex-and-uncomplexed-beta-2-microglobulin-through-distinct-binding-sites
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Patrick Sascha Merkle, Melita Irving, Song Hongjian, Mathias Ferber, Thomas J D Jørgensen, Kirsten Scholten, Immanuel Florian Luescher, George Coukos, Vincent Zoete, Michel A Cuendet, Olivier Michielin, Kasper D Rand
T-cell receptor (TCR)-mediated recognition of peptide-bound major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) initiates an adaptive immune response against antigen-presenting target cells. The recognition events take place at the TCR-pMHC interface and their implications on TCR conformation and dynamics are controversial. Here, we have measured the time-resolved hydrogen/deuterium exchange (HDX) of a soluble TCR in the presence and absence of its cognate pMHC by mass spectrometry to delineate the impact of pMHC binding on solution-phase structural dynamics in the TCR...
July 3, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664159/rediscovering-beta-2-microglobulin-as-a-biomarker-across-the-spectrum-of-kidney-diseases
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Christos P Argyropoulos, Shan Shan Chen, Yue-Harn Ng, Maria-Eleni Roumelioti, Kamran Shaffi, Pooja P Singh, Antonios H Tzamaloukas
There is currently an unmet need for better biomarkers across the spectrum of renal diseases. In this paper, we revisit the role of beta-2 microglobulin (β2M) as a biomarker in patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Prior to reviewing the numerous clinical studies in the area, we describe the basic biology of β2M, focusing in particular on its role in maintaining the serum albumin levels and reclaiming the albumin in tubular fluid through the actions of the neonatal Fc receptor...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616688/somatic-mutations-of-the-coding-microsatellites-within-the-beta-2-microglobulin-gene-in-mismatch-repair-deficient-colorectal-cancers-and-adenomas
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Mark Clendenning, Alvin Huang, Harindra Jayasekara, Marie Lorans, Susan Preston, Neil O'Callaghan, Bernard J Pope, Finlay A Macrae, Ingrid M Winship, Roger L Milne, Graham G Giles, Dallas R English, John L Hopper, Aung K Win, Mark A Jenkins, Melissa C Southey, Christophe Rosty, Daniel D Buchanan
In colorectal cancers (CRCs) with tumour mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency, genes involved in the host immune response that contain microsatellites in their coding regions, including beta-2-microglobulin (B2M), can acquire mutations that may alter the immune response, tumour progression and prognosis. We screened the coding microsatellites within B2M for somatic mutations in MMR-deficient CRCs and adenomas to determine associations with tumour subtypes, clinicopathological features and survival. Incident MMR-deficient CRCs from Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Registry (ACCFR) and the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study participants (n = 144) and 63 adenomas from 41 MMR gene mutation carriers from the ACCFR were screened for somatic mutations within five coding microsatellites of B2M...
June 14, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596840/novel-sglt2-inhibitor-first-in-man-studies-of-antisense-compound-is-associated-with-unexpected-renal-effects
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Leonie van Meer, Marloes van Dongen, Matthijs Moerland, Marieke de Kam, Adam Cohen, Jacobus Burggraaf
The antisense compound ISIS 388626 selectively inhibits renal glucose reabsorption by inhibiting the sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) mRNA expression. It is developed as an insulin-independent treatment approach for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics after subcutaneous administration of the drug were planned to be evaluated in healthy volunteers in a single-ascending-dose study (50-400 mg) and a multiple-ascending-dose study (6 weeks; weekly doses of 50-400 mg with loading dose regimen of three doses during the first week)...
February 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591185/selection-of-suitable-endogenous-reference-genes-for-qpcr-in-kidney-and-hypothalamus-of-rats-under-testosterone-influence
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Khadijeh Gholami, Su Yi Loh, Naguib Salleh, Sau Kuen Lam, See Ziau Hoe
Real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) is the most reliable and accurate technique for analyses of gene expression. Endogenous reference genes are being used to normalize qPCR data even though their expression may vary under different conditions and in different tissues. Nonetheless, verification of expression of reference genes in selected studied tissue is essential in order to accurately assess the level of expression of target genes of interest. Therefore, in this study, we attempted to examine six commonly used reference genes in order to identify the gene being expressed most constantly under the influence of testosterone in the kidneys and hypothalamus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589873/human-cytomegalovirus-micrornas-are-carried-by-virions-and-dense-bodies-and-are-delivered-to-target-cells
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Abdul-Aleem Mohammad, Helena Costa, Natalia Landázuri, Weng-Onn Lui, Kjell Hultenby, Afsar Rahbar, Koon-Chu Yaiw, Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection results in the production of virions, dense bodies (DBs) and non-infectious enveloped particles, all of which incorporate proteins and RNAs that can be transferred to host cells. Here, we investigated whether virions and DBs also carry microRNAs (miRNAs) and assessed their delivery and functionality in cells. Human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5) were infected with the HCMV strain AD169, and conditioned cell culture medium was collected and centrifuged. The pellets were treated with RNase-ONE, and the virions and DBs were purified with a potassium tartrate-glycerol gradient and dialysed...
May 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551910/-level-and-oxidation-of-beta-2-microglobulin-in-hemodialysis-patients-treated-with-intravenous-iron-during-dialysis-with-high-flux-compared-to-low-flux-dialyzers
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Regina Michelis, Shifra Sela, Alexander Lanzmann, Olga Tanchilevski, Revital Shurtz-Swirski, Batya Kristal
INTRODUCTION: Serum levels of β2-microglobulin (b2M) are significantly higher in patients with end stage renal failure undergoing hemodialysis (HD) and its accumulation accelerates Dialysis Related Amyloidosis (DRA). In HD patients low-flux dialysis, intravenous (IV) iron (administered for the treatment of anemia) affects ß2M removal during dialysis. IV iron also affects the oxidation of plasma proteins, including b2M. AIMS: To examine the effect of intravenous iron therapy on ß2M levels and oxidation in HD patients treated with high-flux compared with low-flux dialyzers...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549536/non-gfr-determinants-of-low-molecular-weight-serum-protein-filtration-markers-in-the-elderly-ages-kidney-and-mesa-kidney
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Meredith C Foster, Andrew S Levey, Lesley A Inker, Tariq Shafi, Li Fan, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ronit Katz, Gary F Mitchell, Aghogho Okparavero, Runolfur Palsson, Wendy S Post, Michael G Shlipak
BACKGROUND: Studies in chronic kidney disease populations suggest that the non-glomerular filtration rate (GFR) determinants of serum levels of the low-molecular-weight protein filtration markers cystatin C, β2-microglobulin (B2M), and beta-trace protein (BTP) are less affected by age, sex, and ethnicity than those of creatinine. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Predominantly elderly participants selected from the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility Kidney Study (AGES-Kidney; N=683; mean [SD] age, 79 [4] years; GFR, 62 [17]mL/min/1...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548299/a-noninvasive-diagnosis-of-hepatic-fibrosis-by-biofibroscore%C3%A2-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Chen-Hua Liu, Chun-Jen Liu, Chun-Ming Hong, Tung-Hung Su, Hung-Chih Yang, Kuei-Ming Chen, Yi-Ping Huang, Yu-Ming Yeh, Hui-Lan Tien, Yuan-Chih Liu, Jia-Horng Kao, Ding-Shinn Chen, Pei-Jer Chen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The diagnostic accuracy of a novel serological panel (BioFibroScore®) to predict hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is unknown. METHODS: Three markers of BioFibroScore®, including urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), and beta-2 microglobulin (β2M), were retrospectively evaluated in 635 HCV-infected patients who received percutaneous liver biopsy and FibroScan®. The formula of BioFibroScore® to predict the severity of hepatic fibrosis was developed by Adaboost algorithm...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536682/a-case-of-intramural-coronary-amyloidosis-associated-with-hemodialysis
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Faisal M Huq Ronny, George Kleinman, Paul James Kurtin, John Thomas Fallon
Dialysis-related amyloidosis predominantly occurs in osteo-articular structures and dialysis-related amyloid (DRA) substances also deposit in extra-articular tissues. Clinical manifestations of DRA include odynophagia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, kidney stones, myocardial dysfunction, and subcutaneous tumors. The pathological characteristics of DRA in the heart of hemodialysis patients have rarely been reported. We report the case of a 73-year-old female with a history of cerebral palsy and end-stage renal disease status post two failed renal transplants who had been on hemodialysis for 30 years...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504668/hla-e-expressing-pluripotent-stem-cells-escape-allogeneic-responses-and-lysis-by-nk-cells
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Germán G Gornalusse, Roli K Hirata, Sarah E Funk, Laura Riolobos, Vanda S Lopes, Gabriel Manske, Donna Prunkard, Aric G Colunga, Laïla-Aïcha Hanafi, Dennis O Clegg, Cameron Turtle, David W Russell
Polymorphisms in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I genes can cause the rejection of pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived products in allogeneic recipients. Disruption of the Beta-2 Microglobulin (B2M) gene eliminates surface expression of all class I molecules, but leaves the cells vulnerable to lysis by natural killer (NK) cells. Here we show that this 'missing-self' response can be prevented by forced expression of minimally polymorphic HLA-E molecules. We use adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene editing to knock in HLA-E genes at the B2M locus in human PSCs in a manner that confers inducible, regulated, surface expression of HLA-E single-chain dimers (fused to B2M) or trimers (fused to B2M and a peptide antigen), without surface expression of HLA-A, B or C...
May 15, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494186/small-interference-itga6-gene-targeting-in-the-human-thymic-epithelium-differentially-regulates-the-expression-of-immunological-synapse-related-genes
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Daiane Cristina F Golbert, Eliane Santana-Van-Vliet, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves, Marbella Maria B da Fonsêca, Ailin Lepletier, Daniella Arêas Mendes-da-Cruz, Guilherme Loss, Vinícius Cotta-de-Almeida, Ana Tereza R Vasconcelos, Wilson Savino
The thymus supports differentiation of T cell precursors. This process requires relocation of developing thymocytes throughout multiple microenvironments of the organ, mainly with thymic epithelial cells (TEC), which control intrathymic T cell differentiation influencing the formation and maintenance of the immunological synapse. In addition to the proteins of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), this structure is supported by several adhesion molecules. During the process of thymopoiesis, we previously showed that laminin-mediated interactions are involved in the entrance of T-cell precursors into the thymus, as well as migration of differentiating thymocytes within the organ...
May 11, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434301/an-asp-to-asn-mutation-is-a-toxic-trigger-in-beta-2-microglobulin-structure-and-biophysics
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Matteo de Rosa, Levon Halabelian, Alberto Barbiroli, Martino Bolognesi, Vittorio Bellotti, Stefano Ricagno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434191/the-effect-of-parotid-gland-sparing-imrt-on-salivary-composition-flow-rate-and-xerostomia-measures
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Thomas M Richards, Tara Hurley, Lorna Grove, Kevin J Harrington, Guy H Carpenter, Gordon B Proctor, Christopher M Nutting
OBJECTIVES: To describe parotid gland (PG) saliva organic and inorganic composition and flow rate changes, after curative intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC) and analyse the relationship between PG saliva analytes and xerostomia measures. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-six patients recruited to five prospective phase 2 or 3 trials which assessed toxicity and efficacy of IMRT by HNC subsite, provided longitudinal PG salivas. Salivary flow rate, subjective and objective xerostomia measures were prospectively collected and salivas tested for inorganic and organic analytes...
April 23, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417217/levels-of-cystatin-c-in-low-and-high-flux-hemodialysis-in-children-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Fatina I Fadel, Abbass A Mourad, Azza M O Abdel Rahman, Hafez M Bazaraa, Mohamed Farouk Mohamed, Dalia H El-Lebedy, Mohamed M Soliman
BACKGROUND: Cystatin-C (CyC) is a middle molecule that is freely filtered at the glomerulus and almost completely reabsorbed by the proximal tubules. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum CyC and its reduction ratio as a biomarker for assessing the adequacy of the hemodialysis (HD) sessions in children with end-stage renal disease on maintenance HD. We also compared levels of CyC in patients on low-flux HD (LFH) and high-flux HD (HFH). METHODS: Forty patients were included in the study and divided into two groups, with one group (16 patients) receiving HFH and the other group receiving LFH (24 patients) (high-flux and low-flux polysulfone filters, respectively)...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410879/determination-of-reference-genes-that-are-independent-of-feeding-rhythms-for-circadian-studies-of-mouse-metabolic-tissues
#17
Reiko Nakao, Hiroki Okauchi, Chiaki Hashimoto, Naoyuki Wada, Katsutaka Oishi
Real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis is a popular method for the measurement of mRNA expression level and is a critical tool for basic research. The identification of suitable reference genes that are stable and not affected by experimental conditions is a critical step in the accurate normalization of RT-PCR. On the other hand, the levels of numerous transcripts exhibit circadian oscillation in various peripheral tissues and it is thought to be regulated by feeding rhythms in addition to the molecular circadian clock...
April 5, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378636/potential-prognostic-long-non-coding-rna-identification-and-their-validation-in-predicting-survival-of-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#18
Ai-Xin Hu, Zhi-Yong Huang, Lin Zhang, Jian Shen
Multiple myeloma, a typical hematological malignancy, is characterized by malignant proliferation of plasma cells. This study was to identify differently expressed long non-coding RNAs to predict the survival of patients with multiple myeloma efficiently. Gene expressing profiles of diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma, GSE24080 (559 samples) and GSE57317 (55 samples), were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database. After processing, survival-related long non-coding RNAs were identified by Cox regression analysis...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372509/fc%C3%AE-riib-expression-in-early-stage-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Rosa Bosch, Alba Mora, Eva Puy Vicente, Gerardo Ferrer, Sonia Jansà, Rajendra Damle, Sergey Gorlatov, Kanti Rai, Emili Montserrat, Josep Nomdedeu, Marta Pratcorona, Laura Blanco, Silvana Saavedra, Ana Garrido, Albert Esquirol, Irene Garcia, Miquel Granell, Rodrigo Martino, Julio Delgado, Jorge Sierra, Nicholas Chiorazzi, Carol Moreno
In normal B-cells, B-cell antigen receptor (BCR) signaling can be negatively regulated by the low-affinity receptor FcγRIIb (CD32b). To better understand the role of FcγRIIb in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), we correlated its expression on 155 samples from newly-diagnosed Binet A patients with clinical characteristics and outcome. FcγRIIb expression was similar in normal B-cells and leukemic cells, this being heterogenous among patients and within CLL clones. FcγRIIb expression did not correlate with well known prognostic markers [disease stage, serum beta-2 microglobulin (B2M), IGHV mutational status, expression of ZAP-70 and CD38, and cytogenetics] except for a weak concordance with CD49d...
April 4, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349818/the-distribution-and-potential-prognostic-value-of-smad-protein-expression-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Magdalena Witkowska, Agata Majchrzak, Barbara Cebula-Obrzut, Ewa Wawrzyniak, Tadeusz Robak, Piotr Smolewski
The SMAD proteins are responsible for transducing signals from activated transforming growth factor-beta. This is the first study assessing the expression of SMAD-1/8, SMAD-2/3, SMAD-4, and SMAD-7 in chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells with regard to their clinical significance and potential prognostic value. Overexpression of SMAD-1/8 was observed in 160 chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients compared to 42 healthy volunteers (p = 0.023) and was associated with a more progressive course of the disease (p = 0...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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