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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352218/nutritional-deficiencies-and-bone-metabolism-after-endobarrier-in-obese-type-2-patients-with-diabetes
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Nuria Vilarrasa, Alexandra Fabregat, Silvia Toro, Amador García Gordejuela, Anna Casajoana, Mónica Montserrat, Pilar Garrido, Rafael López-Urdiales, Núria Virgili, Alejandra Planas-Vilaseca, Andreu Simó-Servat, Jordi Pujol
Endobarrier® is a minimally invasive, reversible endoscopic treatment for obesity. It provokes malabsorption along 60 cm of the small intestine, which can contribute to the development of vitamin deficiencies and to changes in bone mineral density (BMD). To determine the prevalence of nutrient deficiencies, changes in body composition and BMD during the first year after Endobarrier® placement. Twenty-one patients with type 2 diabetes met inclusion criteria. Levels of vitamins, micro and macronutrients were assessed prior and at 1, 3 and 12 months post-operatively...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352083/polyphosphate-accumulating-bacteria-potential-contributors-to-mineral-dissolution-in-the-oral-cavity
#2
Ashley A Breiland, Beverly E Flood, Julia Nikrad, John Bakarich, Matthew Husman, TaekHyun Rhee, Robert S Jones, Jake V Bailey
Bacteria that accumulate polyphosphate have previously been shown to dynamically influence the solubility of phosphatic minerals in marine settings and wastewater. Here we show that dental plaque, saliva, and carious lesions, all contain abundant polyphosphate-accumulating bacteria. Saturation state modeling results, informed by phosphate uptake experiments using the model organism Lactobacillus rhamnosus, which is known to inhabit advanced carious-lesions, suggest that polyphosphate accumulation can lead to undersaturated conditions with respect to hydroxyapatite under some oral cavity conditions...
January 19, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345852/cadmium-and-cadmium-tolerant-soil-bacteria-in-cacao-crops-from-northeastern-colombia
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Daniel Bravo, Sergio Pardo-Díaz, Javier Benavides-Erazo, Gersain Rengifo-Estrada, Olivier Braissant, Clara Leon-Moreno
AIMS: This research aims to assess total-cadmium soil content and microbiological aspects to understand the dynamics of culturable cadmium-tolerant bacteria (CdtB) in cacao soils from northeastern Colombia. METHODS AND RESULTS: An integration of inverted dish plating, Cd determination and a microcalorimetry assay (IMC) was carried out. A farm in Boyacá showed the highest level of total soil Cd (3.74 mg kg-1 ) followed by farms in Santander and Arauca (2.76 and 1...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344709/microbial-characterization-of-methanogenic-and-iron-reducing-consortium-in-reactors-with-polychlorinated-biphenyls
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Mara R de Lima E Silva, Regiane C Correa, Isabel K Sakamoto, Maria B A Varesche
Recent papers have confirmed current environmental pollution and the continuous release of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) despite the prohibition of its manufacture worldwide. As the dehalogenating microorganisms are able to remove halogens from various analogous compounds, the characterization of PCB metabolisms can improve the degradation of similar compounds. Thus, this study extensively evaluated the microbial community developed in methanogenic and iron-reducing reactors. The horizontal-flow anaerobic reactor (HAIB) with real waste of Aroclor (1 mL L-1) was fed with mineral medium, ethanol, and sodium formate...
January 17, 2018: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343628/keeping-the-home-fires-burning-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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D Grahame Hardie
Living cells obtain energy either by oxidizing reduced compounds of organic or mineral origin or by absorbing light. Whichever energy source is used, some of the energy released is conserved by converting adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which are analogous to the chemicals in a rechargeable battery. The energy released by the conversion of ATP back to ADP is used to drive most energy-requiring processes, including cell growth, cell division, communication and movement. It is clearly essential to life that the production and consumption of ATP are always maintained in balance, and the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is one of the key cellular regulatory systems that ensures this...
January 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342973/biogenic-weathering-solubilization-of-iron-from-minerals-by-epilithic-freshwater-algae-and-cyanobacteria
#6
George E Mustoe
A sandstone outcrop exposed to freshwater seepage supports a diverse assemblage of photosynthetic microbes. Dominant taxa are two cyanophytes (Oscillatoria sp., Rivularia sp.) and a unicellular green alga (Palmellococcus sp.). Less abundant taxa include a filamentous green alga, Microspora, and the desmid Cosmarium. Biologic activity is evidenced by measured levels of chlorophyll and lipids. Bioassay methods confirm the ability of these microbes to dissolve and metabolize Fe from ferruginous minerals. Chromatographic analysis reveals citric acid as the likely chelating agent; this low molecular weight organic acid is detectable in interstitial fluid in the sandstone, measured as 0...
January 15, 2018: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340971/denosumab-or-oral-bisphosphonates-in-primary-osteoporosis-a-real-life-study
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E Cairoli, S Palmieri, G Goggi, L Roggero, M Arosio, I Chiodini, C Eller-Vainicher
PURPOSE: To compare the response to denosumab (DMAb) therapy with that of oral bisphosphonate (BISPH) treatment in postmenopausal women with primary osteoporosis (PO). METHODS: In this retrospective study, we compared data of 75 PO female patients treated for 24 months with DMab (DMAb Group, age 72.6 ± 8.9 years) with those of 75 PO patients treated with oral bisphosphonates (BISPH Group), matched for age, body mass index, femoral bone mineral density (BMD), prevalent fragility fractures and familiar history of hip fracture...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340849/risk-factors-associated-with-feline-urolithiasis
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Veridiane da Rosa Gomes, Paula Costa Ariza, Naida Cristina Borges, Francisco Jorge Schulz, Maria Clorinda Soares Fioravanti
Urinary tract diseases are among the main reasons for consultation in veterinary clinics and hospitals. It affects animals of any age, breed and gender. Among the diseases that affect this system, urolithiasis is the second largest cause of clinical signs compatible with feline urinary tract disease. The term urolithiasis refers to the presence of uroliths in any region of the urinary tract, but it is more commonly seen in the bladder and urethra. Uroliths are classified based on the type of mineral present in their composition, therefore, quantitative and qualitative analyzes are important for a better therapeutic approach...
January 16, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340711/microbial-degradation-of-triclosan-by-a-novel-strain-of-dyella-sp
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Shizong Wang, Yanan Yin, Jianlong Wang
A novel strain capable of degrading triclosan was isolated from the acclimated activated sludge and identified to be Dyella sp. WW1 based on 16S rDNA analysis. The effect of initial concentration of triclosan (0.2, 1, 5, and 10 mg/L), temperature (15, 25, and 35 °C), pH (5, 7, and 9), and additional carbon source on the degradation of triclosan was investigated in a mineral medium. The results showed that Dyella sp. WW1 can use triclosan as sole carbon source and degrade it when initial triclosan concentration was in the range of 0...
January 16, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340322/paricalcitol-versus-calcifediol-for-treating-hyperparathyroidism-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Josep M Cruzado, Ricardo Lauzurica, Julio Pascual, Roberto Marcen, Francesc Moreso, Alex Gutierrez-Dalmau, Amado Andrés, Domingo Hernández, Armando Torres, Maria Isabel Beneyto, Edoardo Melilli, Anna Manonelles, Manuel Arias, Manuel Praga
Introduction: Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) and vitamin D deficiency are common at kidney transplantation and are associated with some early and late complications. This study was designed to evaluate whether paricalcitol was more effective than nutritional vitamin D for controlling SHPT in de novo kidney allograft recipients. Methods: This was a 6-month, investigator-initiated, multicenter, open-label, randomized clinical trial. Patients with pretransplantation iPTH between 250 and 600 pg/ml and calcium <10 mg/dl were randomized to paricalcitol (PAR) or calcifediol (CAL)...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338102/circulating-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-and-bone-mineral-density-mendelian-randomization-study
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Susanna C Larsson, Håkan Melhus, Karl Michaëlsson
There is considerable discussion of the importance for increased serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (S-25OHD) concentration associated with adequacy for bone health. Accordingly, whether long-term high S-25OHD concentration in general positively affects bone mineral density (BMD) is uncertain. We used a Mendelian randomization design to determine the association between genetically increased S-25OHD concentrations and BMD. Five single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in or near genes encoding enzymes and carrier proteins involved in vitamin D synthesis or metabolism were used as instrumental variables to genetically predict one standard deviation increase in S-25OHD concentration...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337188/abrogation-of-fam20c-altered-cell-behaviors-and-bmp-signaling-of-immortalized-dental-mesenchymal-cells
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Chao Liu, Nan Zhou, Yu Wang, Hua Zhang, Priyam Jani, Xiaofang Wang, Yongbo Lu, Nan Li, Jing Xiao, Chunlin Qin
FAM20C mutations compromise the mineralization of skeleton and tooth in both human and mouse. Putatively, the mineralization disorder is attributed to the elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), which reduced the serum phosphorus by suppressing the reabsorption of phosphorus in kidney. Besides the regulation on systemic phosphorus homeostasis, FAM20C was also implicated to regulate cell behaviors and gene expression through a cell-autonomous manner. To identify the primary effects of Fam20c on dental mesenchymal cells, mouse Fam20c-deficient dental mesenchymal cells were generated by removing the floxed alleles from the immortalized mouse Fam20cf/f dental mesenchymal cells with Cre-expressing lentivirus...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336053/specific-modulation-of-vertebral-marrow-adipose-tissue-by-physical-activity
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Daniel L Belavy, Matthew J Quittner, Nicola D Ridgers, Adnan Shiekh, Timo Rantalainen, Guy Trudel
Marrow adipose tissue (MAT) accumulation with normal aging impacts the bone, hemopoiesis, and metabolic pathways. We investigated whether exercise was associated with lower MAT, as measured by vertebral marrow fat fraction (VFF) on magnetic resonance imaging. A total of 101 healthy individuals (54 females) aged 25 to 35 years without spine or bone disease but with distinct exercise histories were studied. Long-distance runners (67 km/wk, n = 25) exhibited lower mean lumbar VFF (27.9% [8.6%] versus 33...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335593/bacterial-iron-reduction-and-biogenic-mineral-formation-for-the-stabilisation-of-corroded-iron-objects
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Wafa M Kooli, Lucrezia Comensoli, Julien Maillard, Monica Albini, Arnaud Gelb, Pilar Junier, Edith Joseph
Exploiting bacterial metabolism for the stabilisation of corroded iron artefacts is a promising alternative to conventional conservation-restoration methods. Bacterial iron reduction coupled to biogenic mineral formation has been shown to promote the conversion of reactive into stable corrosion products that are integrated into the natural corrosion layer of the object. However, in order to stabilise iron corrosion, the formation of specific biogenic minerals is essential. In this study, we used the facultative anaerobe Shewanella loihica for the production of stable biogenic iron minerals under controlled chemical conditions...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332174/a-friend-in-knee-ccn3-may-inhibit-osteoarthritis-progression
#15
Alex Peidl
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major clinical problem among the ageing population, yet no disease-modifying treatments currently exist. This issue arises, in part, due to the complex processes occurring in the microenvironment of articular cartilage that lead to osteoarthritic changes. Gaining a better understanding of these processes is crucial in developing a viable therapy for OA. A recent report in Journal of Bone Mineral Metabolism by Janune et al. (J Bone Miner Metab 35:582-597, 2016) suggests a novel role for CCN3 in maintaining the differentiated phenotype of articular cartilage...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331722/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-serum-sclerostin-levels-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
REVIEW
Ashok Kumar Yadav, Vivek Kumar, Debasish Banerjee, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vivekanand Jha
Vitamin D deficiency, cardiovascular disease and abnormal bone mineral metabolism are common in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Abnormal bone mineral metabolism has been linked to vascular calcification in CKD. Sclerostin has emerged as an important messenger in cross talk between bone-vascular axis. We analyzed sclerostin in subjects who participated in the randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial investigating the effect of cholecalciferol supplementation on vascular function in non-diabetic CKD stage G3-4 and vitamin D ≤20ng/ml [CTRI/2013/05/003648]...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330663/human-cytomegalovirus-encoded-mir-ul112-contributes-to-hcmv-mediated-vascular-diseases-by-inducing-vascular-endothelial-cell-dysfunction
#17
Kai Shen, Liyun Xu, Dongdong Chen, Weiguo Tang, Yanyan Huang
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection has been linked to the pathogenesis of vasculopathy by inducing dysfunction of vascular cells such as endothelial cells. Hcmv-miR-UL112 is the most well-characterized HCMV-encoded microRNA occurring in the plasma of patients with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, while the specific underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are yet to be defined. The current study investigated the effect of hcmv-miR-UL112 on the growth and proliferation of human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs); it might also be associated with signaling pathways...
January 12, 2018: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330445/a-novel-approach-for-correction-of-crosstalk-effects-in-pathway-analysis-and-its-application-in-osteoporosis-research
#18
Yu Zhou, Yunlong Gao, Chao Xu, Hui Shen, Qing Tian, Hong-Wen Deng
Osteoporosis is a prevalent bone metabolic disease and peripheral blood monocytes represent a major systemic cell type for bone metabolism. To identify the key dysfunctional pathways in osteoporosis, we performed pathway analyses on microarray data of monocytes from subjects with extremely high/low hip bone mineral density. We first performed a traditional pathway analysis for which different pathways were treated as independent. However, genes overlap among pathways will lead to "crosstalk" phenomenon, which may lead to false positive/negative results...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329430/increases-in-igf-1-after-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-therapy-are-associated-with-bone-and-muscle-accrual-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
#19
Mark D DeBoer, Arthur M Lee, Kirabo Herbert, Jin Long, Meena Thayu, Lindsay M Griffin, Robert N Baldassano, Lee A Denson, Babette S Zemel, Michelle R Denburg, Rita Herskovitz, Mary B Leonard
Context: Low levels of IGF-1 in pediatric and adolescent Crohn's Disease (CD) likely contribute to bone and muscle deficits. Objective: Assess changes in IGF-1 levels and associations with bone and muscle accrual following initiation of anti-TNF-α therapy in pediatric and adolescent CD. Design and Participants: Participants (n=75, age 5-21 years) with CD were enrolled in a prospective cohort study; 63 completed the 12-month visit. Main Outcome Measures: IGF-1 levels at baseline and 10 weeks, and DXA and tibia peripheral quantitative-CT (pQCT) measures of bone and muscle at baseline and 12 months after initiation of anti-TNF-α therapy...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328885/radiographic-emphysema-circulating-bone-biomarkers-and-progressive-bone-mineral-density-loss-in-smokers
#20
Jessica Bon, Yingze Zhang, Joseph K Leader, Carl Fuhrman, Subashan Perera, Divay Chandra, Marnie Bertolet, Brenda Diergaarde, Susan L Greenspan, Frank C Sciurba
RATIONALE: Osteoporosis is common in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lung-specific factors, including radiographic emphysema, independently associate with low bone mineral density (BMD) in cross-sectional smoking cohorts. However, factors associated with progressive bone loss in smokers are under-studied and largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between radiographic emphysema, circulating bone metabolism markers, and pulmonary function and accelerated BMD loss in smokers...
January 12, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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