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Nandigam Santosh Kumar, Yogesh Shejul, Ramesh Asopa, Sandip Basu
The purpose of this study was to assess the role of fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in the evaluation of treatment response evaluation to disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy in patients of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A total of ten patients with proven diagnosis of RA as per the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) criteria were prospectively evaluated. All patients underwent clinical and biochemical evaluation and a baseline FDG-PET/CT with assessment of maximum standardized uptake value and metabolic volumetric product (MVP) values...
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032115/toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-impairs-nitric-oxide-contributing-to-angiotensin-ii-induced-cavernosal-dysfunction
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Kenia P Nunes, Gisele F Bomfim, Haroldo A Toque, Theodora Szasz, R Clinton Webb
AIM: Angiotensin II (AngII), a corpus cavernosum (CC) constrictor peptide, modulates Toll like receptor (TLR) expression, a key element of the innate immune system, contributing to impaired vascular function in pathological conditions. However, it is unknown whether TLR4 is involved in AngII-induced erectile dysfunction. In this study, we investigated whether TLR4 plays a role in cavernosal dysfunction caused by AngII upregulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cavernosal smooth muscle cells (CSMC) from C57/BL6 mice were treated with AngII (0...
October 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980034/effect-of-the-route-of-nutrition-and-l-alanyl-l-glutamine-supplementation-in-amino-acids-concentration-in-trauma-patients
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J M Raurich, J A Llompart-Pou, A García-de-Lorenzo, A Buño Soto, P Marsé, G Frontera, J Pérez-Bárcena
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to assess the amino acids' (AAs) profile in trauma patients and to assess the effect of the route of nutrition and the exogenous ALA-GLN dipeptide supplementation on plasma AAs' concentration. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a previous randomized controlled trial. On day 1 and day 6 after trauma, plasma concentration of 25 AAs was measured using reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography. Results were analyzed in relation to the route of nutrition and supplementation of ALA-GLN dipeptide...
October 4, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966484/simultaneous-determination-of-arginine-citrulline-and-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-in-plasma-by-reverse-phase-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
#4
P V L N Srinivasa Rao, Aparna R Bitla
BACKGROUND: Arginine, citrulline and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) are three molecules in the nitric oxide (NO) pathway which provide useful information about vascular endothelial function. ADMA accumulates with patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and inhibits NO synthesis. We describe the modification of a previously established method for the measurement of amino acids analysis for simultaneous detection of arginine, citrulline, and ADMA in plasma and to validate its performance in patients with CKD...
October 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962582/low-levels-of-antibodies-against-common-viruses-associate-with-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibody-positive-rheumatoid-arthritis-implications-for-disease-aetiology
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Natalia Sherina, Hulda S Hreggvidsdottir, Camilla Bengtsson, Monika Hansson, Lena Israelsson, Lars Alfredsson, Karin Lundberg
BACKGROUND: Infection by common viruses has long been discussed in the aetiology of a number of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, studies investigating this hypothesis in RA show conflicting results. These studies often lack well-matched control populations, and many do not include data on autoantibodies, genetic risk factors and other environmental factors, which are known to contribute to disease only in subgroups of patients. In the present study, we have therefore examined the role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and parvovirus B19 (B19) in RA aetiology, by analysing anti-viral antibodies in relation to anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA), smoking, HLA-DRB1 shared epitope (SE) alleles, and clinical parameters, in both RA patients and matched controls...
September 30, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945050/decreased-nitric-oxide-serum-level-after-pituitary-adenoma-resection
#6
Daniel Babula, Anna Horecka, Dorota Luchowska-Kocot, Joanna Kocot, Jacek Kurzepa
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) is synthesized by the conversion of Arginine (Arg) into the NO and Citrulline (Cit). Although the NO is involved into the pathogenesis of several physiological and pathological processes, the role of NO in pituitary adenomas (PA) progres-sion is not determined. Our purpose was to evaluate the relationship between NO and PA as well as the effect of tumor resection on NO metabolites level in serum. METHODS: The study group consisted of 21 patients with PA, 18 patients with macroade-nomas and 3 with microadenomas...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944322/advances-in-small-bowel-transplantation
#7
REVIEW
Alp Gürkan
Small bowel transplantation is a life-saving surgery for patients with intestinal failure. The biggest problem in intestinal transplantation is graft rejection. Graft rejection is the main reason for morbidity and mortality. Rejection has a negative effect on the survival of the graft. While 50%-75% of small bowel transplantation patients experience acute rejection, chronic rejection occurs in approximately 15% of patients. Immune monitoring is crucial after small bowel transplantation. Unlike other types of transplantation, there are no non-invasive or reliable markers to predict rejection in small bowel transplantation...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943110/therapies-for-mitochondrial-diseases-and-current-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Ayman W El-Hattab, Ana Maria Zarante, Mohammed Almannai, Fernando Scaglia
Mitochondrial diseases are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders that result from dysfunction of the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation due to molecular defects in genes encoding mitochondrial proteins. Despite the advances in molecular and biochemical methodologies leading to better understanding of the etiology and mechanism of these diseases, there are still no satisfactory therapies available for mitochondrial disorders. Treatment for mitochondrial diseases remains largely symptomatic and does not significantly alter the course of the disease...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940638/does-l-citrulline-supplementation-improve-exercise-blood-flow-in-older-adults
#9
Joaquin U Gonzales, Andrea Raymond, John Ashley, Youngdeok Kim
What is the central question of this study? Does short-term supplementation with l-citrulline in order to increase l-arginine improve exercise blood flow and peripheral dilatation responses to exercise in older adults? What is the main finding and its importance? l-Citrulline increased femoral blood flow by 11% and vascular conductance by 14% during lower-limb exercise in older men, whereas no changes were observed in older women. This modest improvement in bulk muscle blood flow in older men has implications for altering muscle metabolism that may result in enhanced exercise tolerance in older adults...
September 20, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919520/antibodies-against-citrullinated-alpha-enolase-peptides-in-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome
#10
Adrianos Nezos, Ilir Cinoku, Clio P Mavragani, Haralampos M Moutsopoulos
Citrullinated alpha enolase (CEP-1) has been designated as a major antigenic target of antibodies against citrullinated proteins (ACPA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our aim is to determine the prevalence of anti-CEP-1 in a cohort of ACPA positive (ACPA+) primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) patients. Anti-CEP1 titers were determined by ELISA in sera from 15 ACPA+ and 45 ACPA- age/sex matched pSS; 12 ACPA+ RA patients and 30 healthy controls (HC). Increased anti-CEP-1 antibody titers were detected in nine out of the 15 (60%) ACPA+ pSS patients and 5 out of 12 (41...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918591/platform-model-describing-pharmacokinetic-properties-of-vc-mmae-antibody-drug-conjugates
#11
Matts Kågedal, Leonid Gibiansky, Jian Xu, Xin Wang, Divya Samineni, Shang-Chiung Chen, Dan Lu, Priya Agarwal, Bei Wang, Ola Saad, Neelima Koppada, Bernard M Fine, Jin Y Jin, Sandhya Girish, Chunze Li
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) developed using the valine-citrulline-MMAE (vc-MMAE) platform, consist of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) covalently bound with a potent anti-mitotic toxin (MMAE) through a protease-labile vc linker. Recently, clinical data for a variety of vc-MMAE ADCs has become available. The goal of this analysis was to develop a platform model that simultaneously described antibody-conjugated MMAE (acMMAE) pharmacokinetic (PK) data from eight vc-MMAE ADCs, against different targets and tumor indications; and to assess differences and similarities of model parameters and model predictions, between different compounds...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911876/immunoglobulin-isotype-switching-of-antibodies-to-vimentin-is-associated-with-development-of-transplant-glomerulopathy-following-human-renal-transplantation
#12
Muthukumar Gunasekaran, Thin Thin Maw, Rowena Delos Santos, Surendra Shenoy, Jason Wellen, T Mohanakumar
BACKGROUND: Immune responses to tissue-restricted self-antigens are thought to play a role in chronic rejection after solid organ transplantation. De novo development of antibodies (Abs) to vimentin have been reported to be associated with interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy after kidney transplant, and it has been suggested that immunoglobulin isotype switching of Abs to vimentin may occur during this process. We aimed to determine the correlation between immunoglobulin isotype switching of Abs to vimentin and development of transplant glomerulopathy (TG) after kidney transplant, and to determine whether citrullinated modification of vimentin is required for de novo anti-vimentin development...
September 11, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904082/a-relative-l-arginine-deficiency-contributes-to-endothelial-dysfunction-across-the-stages-of-the-menopausal-transition
#13
Jelena Klawitter, Kerry L Hildreth, Uwe Christians, Wendy M Kohrt, Kerrie L Moreau
Vascular endothelial function declines across the menopause transition in women. We tested the hypothesis that reduced availability of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase [eNOS] substrate L-arginine is an underlying mechanism to vascular endothelial dysfunction across menopause stages. Endothelial function (brachial artery flow-mediated dilation [FMD]) and plasma markers of L-arginine metabolism (citrulline, N(G)-mono-methyl-ւ-arginine [L-NMMA] asymmetric dimethylarginine [ADMA] and N(G)-N('G)-dimethyl-l-arginine [SDMA]), were measured in 129 women: 36 premenopausal (33 ± 7 years), 16 early- (49 ± 3 years) or 21 late- (50 ± 4 years) perimenopausal, and 21 early- (55 ± 3 years) or 35 late- (61 ± 4 years) postmenopausal...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893245/age-dependent-redox-status-in-the-brain-stem-of-no-deficient-hypertensive-rats
#14
Miroslava Majzúnová, Zuzana Pakanová, Peter Kvasnička, Peter Bališ, Soňa Čačányiová, Ima Dovinová
BACKGROUND: The brain stem contains important nuclei that control cardiovascular function via the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which is strongly influenced by nitric oxide. Its biological activity is also largely determined by oxygen free radicals. Despite many experimental studies, the role of AT1R-NAD(P)H oxidase-superoxide pathway in NO-deficiency is not yet sufficiently clarified. We determined changes in free radical signaling and antioxidant and detoxification response in the brain stem of young and adult Wistar rats during chronic administration of exogenous NO inhibitors...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877324/t786c-mutation-in-the-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-in-patients-with-primary-osteonecrosis
#15
Amir M Khan, Joshua Choi, Richard A Freiberg, Charles J Glueck, Naila Goldenberg, Ping Wang
Mutations in the T786C endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (eNOS) are associated with osteonecrosis and Prinzmetal's angina. Nitric oxide is necessary for bone health and ameliorates Prinzmetal's angina. This study compared mutations of T786C eNOS in 146 patients with primary osteonecrosis, 114 patients with Prinzmetal's angina, and 83 normal control subjects. Patients with osteonecrosis had more mutant eNOS alleles than control subjects (42% vs 22%, respectively; P<.0001) but had the same number of mutant alleles as patients with Prinzmetal's angina (42% vs 41%, respectively; P=...
September 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871954/-elevated-serum-il-25-levels-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-bone-erosion-and-interstitial-lung-disease
#16
Jinyue Lu, Minglian DA, Yuchen Feng, Yuanyuan Liu, Sigong Zhang, Haili Shen
Objective To detect the serum levels of IL-25 and IL-17 in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and investigate the potential relationship with bone erosion and concomitant interstitial lung disease (ILD). Methods The study enrolled a total of 117 RA patients and 56 healthy subjects as controls. The serum levels of IL-25 and IL-17 were determined by ELISA, and rheumatoid factor (RF) was detected by turbidimetric immunoassay, anticyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibody as well as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were also tested...
August 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868581/in-human-brain-ornithine-transcarbamylase-otc-immunoreactivity-is-strongly-expressed-in-a-small-number-of-nitrergic-neurons
#17
Hans-Gert Bernstein, Hendrik Dobrowolny, Gerburg Keilhoff, Johann Steiner
There is recent evidence for ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) expression in adult human brain. We decided to immunocytochemically map OTC throughout brain, and to further characterize OTC-immunopositive neurons. By using double immunolabeling technique for OTC and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) OTC protein expression was revealed in a small subset of nitrergic (nNOS) neurons. Since citrulline (the reaction product of OTC) enhances the bioavailability of L-arginine, the substrate of nNOS, it is conceivable that OTC activity supports NO production in nitrergic neurons...
September 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867511/glutamine-and-citrulline-concentrations-reflect-nitric-oxide-synthesis-in-the-human-nervous-system
#18
I Pérez-Neri, J Ramírez-Bermúdez, C Ojeda-López, S Montes, J L Soto-Hernández, C Ríos
INTRODUCTION: Although citrulline is produced by nitric oxide (NO) synthase upon activation of the NMDA glutamate receptor, nitrite and nitrate (NOx) concentration is considered the best marker of NO synthesis, as citrulline is also metabolised by other enzymes. This study analyses the correlation between human cerebrospinal fluid NOx and citrulline concentrations in order to determine the extent to which citrulline reflects NO synthesis and glutamatergic neurotransmission. METHODS: Participants were patients with acute neurological diseases undergoing lumbar puncture (n=240)...
August 31, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855496/a-retrospective-study-the-significance-of-combined-testing-of-serum-markers-for-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Fangxiang Mu, Hong Wu, Yong Wang
BACKGROUND There have been few studies on the value of various antibody combinations in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis, and a lack of studies with large sample sizes, especially in the Chinese population. This study retrospectively evaluated the diagnostic value of a combined assay of five auto-antibodies [anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP), anti-keratin (AKA), anti-RA 33, glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (GPI), and rheumatoid factor (RF)] for RA. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data were obtained from 5,725 patients with rheumatic diseases in Southwest Hospital of Chongqing from 2011 to 2014...
August 31, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832223/local-bone-loss-in-patients-with-anti-citrullinated-peptide-antibody-and-arthralgia-evaluated-with-high-resolution-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography
#20
K K Keller, J S Thomsen, K Stengaard-Pedersen, A W Nielsen, B Schiøttz-Christensen, L Svendsen, M Graakjær, P M Petersen, B Unger, S G Kjær, B L Langdahl, E M Hauge
OBJECTIVE: To investigate bone changes in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of anti-citrullinated peptide antibody (ACPA)-positive patients with arthralgia, but not arthritis, compared to healthy controls. METHOD: Using a cross-sectional study design, patients were recruited from hospitals and private care rheumatologists, and controls from a test subject website. All subjects underwent medical history interview, clinical examination, and biochemical screening including ACPA...
August 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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