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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647488/autoreactivity-to-malondialdehyde-modifications-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-linked-to-disease-activity-and-synovial-pathogenesis
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Caroline Grönwall, Khaled Amara, Uta Hardt, Akilan Krishnamurthy, Johanna Steen, Marianne Engström, Meng Sun, A Jimmy Ytterberg, Roman A Zubarev, Dagmar Scheel-Toellner, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Lars Klareskog, Anca I Catrina, Vivianne Malmström, Gregg J Silverman
Oxidation-associated malondialdehyde (MDA) modification of proteins can generate immunogenic neo-epitopes that are recognized by autoantibodies. In health, IgM antibodies to MDA-adducts are part of the natural antibody pool, while elevated levels of IgG anti-MDA antibodies are associated with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Yet, in human autoimmune disease IgG anti-MDA responses have not been well characterized and their potential contribution to disease pathogenesis is not known. Here, we investigate MDA-modifications and anti-MDA-modified protein autoreactivity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627340/-experimental-study-on-formation-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-human-peripheral-blood-induced-by-paraquat-in-vitro
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Wei Jin, Jian Lu, Hui Xie, Yiqun Jiang, Xiaoxiao Meng, Yong Zhu, Ruilan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether paraquat (PQ) can induce the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in human peripheral blood. METHODS: Neutrophils were isolated from healthy human peripheral blood, and the cells were identified by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) strain. The cells were treated with different concentrations of PQ [0 (as control), 200, 400, 600, 800, 1 000 and 1 200 μmol/L], and the cell viability was measured by cell proliferation and CCK-8 cytotoxicity detection kit, and the median lethal concentration of PQ was selected...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626469/serum-amino-acid-profiles-in-normal-subjects-and-in-patients-with-or-at-risk-of-alzheimer-dementia
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Gaetano Corso, Adriana Cristofano, Nadia Sapere, Giancarlo la Marca, Antonella Angiolillo, Michela Vitale, Roberto Fratangelo, Teresa Lombardi, Carola Porcile, Mariano Intrieri, Alfonso Di Costanzo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Abnormalities in the plasma amino acid profile have been reported in Alzheimer disease (AD), but no data exist for the prodromal phase characterized by subjective memory complaint (SMC). It was our aim to understand if serum amino acid levels change along the continuum from normal to AD, and to identify possible diagnostic biomarkers. METHODS: Serum levels of 15 amino acids and 2 organic acids were determined in 4 groups of participants - 29 with probable AD, 18 with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), 24 with SMC, and 46 cognitively healthy subjects (HS) - by electrospray tandem mass spectrometry...
January 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619044/differing-specificities-and-isotypes-of-anti-citrullinated-peptide-protein-antibodies-in-palindromic-rheumatism-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sonia Cabrera-Villalba, María José Gomara, Juan D Cañete, Julio Ramírez, Georgina Salvador, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Maria Victoria Hernández, José Inciarte-Mundo, Isabel Haro, Raimon Sanmartí
BACKGROUND: To analyze differences in the recognition of anti-citrullinated peptide/protein antibody (ACPA) citrullinated epitopes and isotypes in patients with palindromic rheumatism (PR) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: ACPA fine specificities (citrullinated peptides of enolase, fibrin, and vimentin) and isotypes (IgG, IgM, and IgA) were analyzed in 54 patients with longstanding PR and 54 patients with established RA. RESULTS: CCP2 tested positive in 66...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612866/technetium-99m-complexes-of-l-arginine-derivatives-for-targeting-amino-acid-transporters
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Maurício Morais, Vera F C Ferreira, Flávio Figueira, Filipa Mendes, Paula Raposinho, Isabel Santos, Bruno L Oliveira, João D G Correia
Although relevant from the clinical point of view, radiotracers targeting cationic amino acid transporters are relatively unexplored and, in particular, no metal-based radiotracers are known. The rare examples of complexes recognized by amino acid transporters, namely by the Na(+)-independent neutral l-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1), are (99m)Tc(i)/Re(i) compounds. Herein, we describe conjugates comprising a pyrazolyl-diamine chelating unit and the cationic amino acid l-arginine (l-Arg) linked by a propyl (L1) or hexyl linker (L2), which allowed the preparation of stable complexes of the type fac-[(99m)Tc(CO)3(k(3)-L)](+) (Tc1, L = L1; Tc2, L = L2) and of the respective surrogates Re1 and Re2...
June 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609431/polymorphisms-in-urea-cycle-enzyme-genes-are-associated-with-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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Dinushan C Kaluarachchi, Caitlin J Smith, Jonathan M Klein, Jeffrey C Murray, John M Dagle, Kelli K Ryckman
BACKGROUND: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Endogenous nitric oxide is critical for regulation of pulmonary vascular resistance. Nitric oxide is generated from L -arginine, supplied by the urea cycle (UC). We hypothesized that polymorphisms in UC enzyme genes and low concentrations of UC intermediates are associated with PPHN. METHODS: We performed a family based candidate gene analysis to study 48 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 6 UC enzyme genes...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600350/rheumatoid-arthritis-and-polymyalgia-rheumatica-occurring-after-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-treatment
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Rakiba Belkhir, Sébastien Le Burel, Laetitia Dunogeant, Aurélien Marabelle, Antoine Hollebecque, Benjamin Besse, Alexandra Leary, Anne-Laure Voisin, Clémence Pontoizeau, Laetitia Coutte, Edouard Pertuiset, Gaël Mouterde, Olivier Fain, Olivier Lambotte, Xavier Mariette
OBJECTIVES: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) have demonstrated improved survival for multiple cancers. However, these new drug classes have led to increased immune-related adverse events (IrAE). Rheumatic IrAEs have not been well described in clinical trials. We report here cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) occurring after ICI treatment. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients receiving an ICI in whom symptoms of arthritis or arthralgia developed and revealed a diagnosis of RA or PMR...
June 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592200/anti-carbamylated-protein-antibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-articular-involvement
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L Massaro, F Ceccarelli, T Colasanti, M Pendolino, C Perricone, E Cipriano, F Natalucci, G Capalbo, R Lucchetti, A Pecani, M Vomero, R Mancini, F R Spinelli, C Alessandri, G Valesini, F Conti
Objective Several studies have evaluated the prevalence of rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated proteins antibodies (ACPA) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients but no data are available on the anti-carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP), a new biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We evaluated the anti-CarP prevalence in SLE patients with joint involvement and the associations with different phenotypes. Methods Seventy-eight SLE patients with joint involvement were enrolled (F/M 73/5; mean ± SD age 47...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592052/-the-457th-case-polyarthralgia-back-pain-and-subcutaneous-masses
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M Li, D Wu, W J Zheng, M T Li, X F Zeng
A 54-year-old man was admitted to the Department of Rheumatology in Peking Union Medical College Hospital due to polyarthritis, back pain and multiple subcutaneous masses. He had symmetrical polyarthritis at onset, which was diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis. His follow-up and treatment were irregular. Back pain and multiple subcutaneous masses developed 2 year ago. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein were elevated. Rheumatoid factor and Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody were positive...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589668/strongly-positive-anti-ccp-antibodies-in-patients-with-sacroiliitis-or-reactive-arthritis-post-e-%C3%A2-coli-infection-a-mini-case-series-based-review
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Miljyot Singh Sangha, Matthew Liam Wright, Coziana Ciurtin
We report here on four cases of patients with strongly positive anti-citrullinated cyclic peptides (anti-CCP) antibodies and clinical features of seronegative spondyloarthritis (SpA) and reactive arthritis. The four patients had various clinical presentations: one had an initial diagnosis of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with involvement of the sacroiliac joints (similar to previous reports of the association of two diseases); one had a clinical picture of reactive arthritis following an episode of an Escherichia coli positive urinary tract infection; and two had asymmetrical sacroiliitis (SII), but no evidence of peripheral joint involvement (never reported before)...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588751/protein-tolerance-to-standard-and-high-protein-meals-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Octavio Campollo, Dirk Sprengers, Gitte Dam, Hendrik Vilstrup, Neil McIntyre
AIM: To investigate the plasma amino acid response and tolerance to normal or high protein meals in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: The plasma amino acid response to a 20 g mixed protein meal was compared in 8 biopsy-proven compensated cirrhotic patients and 6 healthy subjects. In addition the response to a high protein meal (1 g/kg body weight) was studied in 6 decompensated biopsy-proven cirrhotics in order to evaluate their protein tolerance and the likelihood of developing hepatic encephalopathy (HE) following a porto-caval shunt procedure...
May 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588208/human-dimethylarginine-dimethylaminohydrolase-1-inhibition-by-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-the-cardiovascular-risk-marker-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-significance
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S Tommasi, D J Elliot, J A Hulin, B C Lewis, M McEvoy, A A Mangoni
Proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-induced inhibition of dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase 1 (DDAH1), with consequent accumulation of the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), might explain the increased cardiovascular risk with PPI use. However, uncertainty exists regarding whether clinical PPI concentrations significantly inhibit DDAH1 under linear initial rate conditions, and whether PPI-induced DDAH1 inhibition significantly increases ADMA in humans. DDAH1 inhibition by esomeprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole, lansoprazole and rabeprazole was determined by quantifying DDAH1-mediated L-citrulline formation in vitro...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578645/the-anti-migraine-effects-of-m2000-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-on-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-as-a-case-report
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Mahdi Vojdanian, Hossein Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Farhad Gharibdoost, Anis Barati, Abbas Mirshafiey
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and migraine are both common disorders which are caused by a faulty immune system and autonomic nervous system dysfunction, respectively. Although current treatment outlook has been shown a great improvement in these two diseases, however many side effects have been reported. CASE REPORT: We report a case of 43-years-female that has been suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for 3 years with a 6 years history of migraine. She had used different types of medication for both rheumatoid arthritis and migraine but during these 6 years no improvement was observed and even migraine progression in this patient became worse...
June 4, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578492/anti-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-in-the-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra-diagnostic-performance-of-automated-anti-ccp-2-and-anti-ccp-3-antibodies-assays
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Ine Vos, Christof Van Mol, Leendert A Trouw, Michael Mahler, Jaap A Bakker, Jan Van Offel, Luc De Clerck, Tom W Huizinga
This study compares the diagnostic performance of a second generation anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (CCP2) with a third generation anti-CCP antibodies assay (CCP3), as well as the combination of both tests. Serum samples of 127 patients were analyzed. IgG anti-CCP 2 and IgM rheumatoid factor were determined by EliA™ technique on a Phadia 250 instrument (Thermo Fisher Scientific), anti-CCP3 by the Quanta Flash™ anti-CCP3 IgG kit, BIO-FLASH Rapid Response Chemiluminscence Analyzer (INOVA Diagnostics)...
July 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574834/the-collagen-receptor-uparap-endo180-as-a-novel-target-for-antibody-drug-conjugate-mediated-treatment-of-mesenchymal-and-leukemic-cancers
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Christoffer Fagernæs Nielsen, Sander Maarten van Putten, Ida Katrine Lund, Maria Carlsén Melander, Kirstine Sandal Nørregaard, Henrik Jessen Jürgensen, Kristian Reckzeh, Kristine Rothaus Christensen, Signe Ziir Ingvarsen, Henrik Gårdsvoll, Kamilla Ellermann Jensen, Petra Hamerlik, Lars Henning Engelholm, Niels Behrendt
A key task in developing the field of personalized cancer therapy is the identification of novel molecular targets that enable treatment of cancers not susceptible to other means of specific therapy. The collagen receptor uPARAP/Endo180 is overexpressed by malignant cells in several non-epithelial cancers, notably including sarcomas, glioblastomas and subsets of acute myeloid leukemia. In contrast, in healthy adult individuals, expression is restricted to minor subsets of mesenchymal cells. Functionally, uPARAP/Endo180 is a rapidly recycling endocytic receptor that delivers its cargo directly into the endosomal-lysosomal system, thus opening a potential route of entry into receptor-positive cells...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538181/malate-and-aspartate-increase-l-arginine-and-nitric-oxide-and-attenuate-hypertension
#16
Entai Hou, Na Sun, Fuchang Zhang, Chenyang Zhao, Kristie Usa, Mingyu Liang, Zhongmin Tian
Fumarase catalyzes the interconversion of fumarate and L-malate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. The Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rat, a model of salt-sensitive hypertension, exhibits fumarase insufficiencies. To investigate the mechanism mediating the effect of fumarase-related metabolites on hypertension, we considered the pathway in which L-malate can be converted to oxaloacetate, aspartate, argininosuccinate, and L-arginine, the substrate of nitric oxide (NO) synthase. The levels of aspartate, citrulline, L-arginine, and NO were significantly decreased in the kidneys of SS rats compared to salt-insensitive consomic SS...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532395/factors-associated-with-hand-joint-destruction-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Lijuan Zhang, Jing Wang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Ting Fu, Rulan Yin, Ze Wang, Liren Li, Xianhua Wu, Zhifeng Gu
BACKGROUND: There have been no previous report of hand joint destruction prevalence in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and potential factors of hand joint destruction among RA patients from Nantong China. In addition, we wanted to examine the differences between functional capacity, psychological status, and quality of life in patients with hand joint destruction compared to those without hand joint destruction...
May 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529592/unique-insight-into-microenvironmental-changes-in-colorectal-cancer-ex-vivo-assessment-of-matrix-metalloprotease-mediated-molecular-changes-in-human-colorectal-tumor-tissue-and-corresponding-non-neoplastic-adjacent-tissue
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Nicholas Willumsen, Cecilie L Bager, Anne-Christine Bay-Jensen, Stephanie N Kehlet, Henrik Harling, Diana J Leeming, Morten A Karsdal, Lars N Jorgensen
Matrix metalloprotease (MMP)-mediated tissue remodeling is one of the malignant changes driving colorectal cancer. Measurement of altered MMP expression/activity is not sufficient to fully understand the effect of MMP-mediated tissue remodeling. Biomarkers are required that specifically reflect the dynamic processes of the MMP-mediated degradation of signature proteins from colorectal tissue. The aim of the present study was to profile and characterize the release of MMP-degraded type III collagen (C3M) and citrullinated and MMP-degraded vimentin (VICM) from tumor tissue and corresponding non-neoplastic adjacent tissue (NAT) in a human colorectal cancer ex vivo model...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527056/pathogenesis-of-chronic-cluster-headache-and-bouts-role-of-tryptamine-arginine-metabolism-and-%C3%AE-1-agonists
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G D'Andrea, G Bussone, P Di Fiore, F Perini, A Gucciardi, A Bolner, M Aguggia, G Saracco, E Galloni, G Giordano, A Leon
The aim of this study was to explore the possible role of tryptamine in the pathogenesis of chronic cluster headache along with that of adrenaline and noradrenaline (α-agonists) together with arginine metabolism in the origin of cluster bouts. Plasma levels of tyramine, tryptamine, serotonin, 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid, noradrenalin, adrenalin and the markers of arginine metabolism such as arginine, homoarginine, citrulline, ADMA and NMMA, were measured in 23 chronic cluster headache patients (10 chronic cluster ab initio and 13 transformed from episodic cluster) and 28 control subjects...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525857/industrial-air-emissions-and-proximity-to-major-industrial-emitters-are-associated-with-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibodies
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Sasha Bernatsky, Audrey Smargiassi, Lawrence Joseph, Phillip Awadalla, Ines Colmegna, Marie Hudson, Marvin J Fritzler
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of anti-citrullinated antibodies (ACPA) with the ambient air pollutants fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). METHODS: The CARTaGENE first-wave cohort includes 20,000 general population subjects from Quebec (Canada). On a sample of unselected 1586 subjects, we determined serum, ACPA and performed multivariable logistic regression, for the outcome of positive ACPA, assessing for independent effects of our air pollution variables, adjusting for age, sex, smoking, and French Canadian origin...
August 2017: Environmental Research
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