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The role of iodine

Masaharu Tsubokura, Shuhei Nomura, Hajime Watanobe, Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Chiaki Suzuki, Sae Ochi, Claire Leppold, Hirokatsu Kinoshita, Shigeaki Kato, Yasutoshi Saito
Background Iodine deficiency is an important modifier of the risk of thyroid cancer following irradiation; however, little information is available on a prevalence of iodine deficiency in Fukushima and its surroundings after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident that occurred in March, 2011. Methods To assess urinary iodine concentrations (UIC) and a prevalence of iodine deficiency and to elucidate any associations between demographic characteristics and UIC levels among children and adolescents aged 18 or younger at the time of the accident in Fukushima Prefecture and its surroundings, we evaluated the data on voluntary UIC testing conducted by Hirata Central Hospital, Fukushima...
October 19, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Alina Gavrila, Per-Olof Hasselgren, Allison Glasgow, Ashley N Doyle, Alice Lee, Peter Fox, Gautam Shiva, James V Hennessey, Gerald M Kolodny, Aaron M Cypess
BACKGROUND: In addition to its role in adaptive thermogenesis, brown adipose tissue (BAT) may protect from weight gain, insulin resistance/diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Prior studies have shown contradictory results regarding the influence of thyroid hormone (TH) levels on BAT volume and activity. The aim of this pilot study was to gain further insight regarding the effect of TH treatment on BAT function in adult humans by evaluating the BAT mass and activity prospectively in six patients, first in the hypothyroid and then in the thyrotoxic phase...
October 17, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Giovanni Tallini, R Michael Tuttle, Ronald A Ghossein
CONTEXT: The purpose of this review is to provide the historical context to recent developments in the classification of the follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC), an entity that has long created significant controversy. The scope is to illustrate the evolution of the diagnostic criteria for papillary thyroid carcinoma, clarifying the role of molecular analysis, and the impact on patient management. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A PubMed search using the terms "follicular variant" and "papillary thyroid carcinoma" covering the years 1960-2016 was performed...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Sophia Sakellariou, Wenguang Li, Manosh C Paul, Giles Roditi
Iodinated contrast media (CM) are the most commonly used injectables in radiology today. A range of different media are commercially available, combining various physical and chemical characteristics (ionic state, osmolality, viscosity) and thus exhibiting distinct in vivo behaviour and safety profiles. In this paper, numerical simulations of blood flow with contrast media were conducted to investigate the effects of contrast viscosity on generated vessel wall shear stress and vessel wall pressure to elucidate any possible relation to extravasations...
October 8, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
Jianxiao Shen, Ling Wang, Na Jiang, Shan Mou, Minfang Zhang, Leyi Gu, Xinghua Shao, Qin Wang, Chaojun Qi, Shu Li, Wanpeng Wang, Xiajing Che, Zhaohui Ni
Iodinated contrast media serves as a direct causative factor of acute kidney injury (AKI) and is involved in the progression of cellular dysfunction and apoptosis. Emerging evidence indicates that NLRP3 inflammasome triggers inflammation, apoptosis and tissue injury during AKI. Nevertheless, the underlying renoprotection mechanism of NLRP3 inflammasome against contrast-induced AKI (CI-AKI) was still uncertain. This study investigated the role of NLRP3 inflammasome in CI-AKI both in vitro and in vivo. In HK-2 cells and unilateral nephrectomy model, NLRP3 and NLRP3 inflammasome member ASC were significantly augmented with the treatment of contrast media...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
Ming Li, Feng Yu, Xiaoxu Qi, Pinhong Chen, Guosheng Liu
A novel method for intermolecular functionalization of terminal and internal alkenes has been designed. The electrophilic reagent, hypervalent iodine, plays a key role in this process by activating the alkene C=C bond for nucleophilic addition of the palladium catalyst. This process generates an iodonium-containing palladium species which undergoes CO insertion. The new approach, intermolecular oxycarbonylaton reactions of alkenes, has been achieved and carried out under mild reaction conditions to produce the corresponding β-oxycarbonylic acids with excellent efficiencies and levels of regio- and diastereoselectivity...
October 24, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
Huseyin Kurku, Ali Gencer, Ozgur Pirgon, Muammer Buyukinan, Nagehan Aslan
BACKGROUND: Iodine is a part of thyroid hormones and has been reported to act directly as an antioxidant or induce indirectly antioxidant enzymes. This study aimed to assess the urinary iodine concentration and its relationship between the antioxidant and oxidative stress capacity in healthy school-aged children. METHODS: In total, 196 students from five primary schools, randomly selected between 9 and 12 years (mean age: 10.2±1.2 years), were enrolled in the study...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Yong Yang, Zhen-Huan Ma, Xiao-Gang Li, Wan-Fu Zhang, Jia Wan, Ling-Juan Du, Guo-Jian Li, Guo-Kai Yang, Ping Lu
Iodine-125 ((125)I) seed implantation has been widely used for the treatment of unresectable advanced tumors. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the tumor-suppressive effects of (125)I irradiation have not been fully elucidated. The present study demonstrated that (125)I irradiation suppresses cell viability and inhibits cell invasiveness of gastric cancer KATO-III and MKN45 cells. Further mechanistic analysis suggested the involvement of microRNA (miR)-181c in the inhibitory effects induced by (125)I irradiation...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
S Mavrogeni, L Koutsogeorgopoulou, T Dimitroulas, G Markousis-Mavrogenis, G Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been documented in >50% of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, due to a complex interplay between traditional risk factors and SLE-related factors. Various processes, such as coronary artery disease, myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, vasculitis, valvular heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure, account for CVD complications in SLE. METHODS: Electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiography (echo), nuclear techniques, cardiac computed tomography (CT), cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiac catheterization (CCa) can detect CVD in SLE at an early stage...
September 29, 2016: Lupus
K Hellbach, A Sterzik, W Sommer, M Karpitschka, N Hummel, J Casuscelli, M Ingrisch, M Schlemmer, A Graser, Michael Staehler
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the potential role of dual energy CT (DECT) to visualize antiangiogenic treatment effects in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) while treated with tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKI). METHODS: 26 patients with mRCC underwent baseline and follow-up single-phase abdominal contrast enhanced DECT scans. Scans were performed immediately before and 10 weeks after start of treatment with TKI. Virtual non-enhanced (VNE) and colour coded iodine images were generated...
September 27, 2016: European Radiology
Sayaka Kuba, Kosho Yamanouchi, Naomi Hayashida, Shigeto Maeda, Toshiyuki Adachi, Chika Sakimura, Fusako Kawakami, Hiroshi Yano, Megumi Matsumoto, Ryota Otsubo, Shuntaro Sato, Hikaru Fujioka, Tamotsu Kuroki, Takeshi Nagayasu, Susumu Eguchi
BACKGROUND: In patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the role of total thyroidectomy (TT) versus that of thyroid lobectomy (TL) has been controversial. METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review board, and the requirement to obtain informed consent was waived. In total, 173 patients with 1- to 5-cm stage cN0 and cM0 PTC tumors treated by curative surgery from 1994 to 2008 were evaluated. Clinicopathologic features and adverse events were compared between patients who underwent TT and those who underwent TL...
September 24, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Tatiana Kelil, Abhishek R Keraliya, Stephanie A Howard, Katherine M Krajewski, Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, Jason L Hornick, Nikhil H Ramaiya, Sree Harsha Tirumani
Substantial improvement in the understanding of the oncogenic pathways in thyroid cancer has led to identification of specific molecular alterations, including mutations of BRAF and RET in papillary thyroid cancer, mutation of RAS and rearrangement of PPARG in follicular thyroid cancer, mutation of RET in medullary thyroid cancer, and mutations of TP53 and in the phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase (PI3K)/AKT1 pathway in anaplastic thyroid cancer. Ultrasonography (US) and US-guided biopsy remain cornerstones in the initial workup of thyroid cancer...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Marion Krämer, Roland Kupka, S V Subramanian, Sebastian Vollmer
BACKGROUND: Although a strong biological basis exists for a role of iodine in somatic growth failure in childhood, this relation has not been previously studied on a large scale to our knowledge. OBJECTIVE: We investigated if a general association exists between the household unavailability of iodized salt and child growth across countries. DESIGN: We used 89 nationally representative, repeated, cross-sectional and mutually comparable demographic and health surveys that were conducted between 1994 and 2012 across 46 low- and middle-income countries...
October 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Qingrui Sun, Cheng Yang, Jing Li, Husnain Raza, Lianfu Zhang
Highly efficient heterogeneous catalytic E/Z isomerization of lycopene was achieved using an iodine-doped titanium dioxide (I-TiO2 ) catalyst prepared by sol-gel method. The effects of reaction temperature and reaction time were investigated in detail. The maximum total Z-ratio of lycopene exceeded 78% after 2 h of refluxing at 75 °C in ethyl acetate. Moreover, lycopene samples with a series of total Z-ratios were prepared and the bioaccessibility of these samples was estimated using a diffusion model, the results showed that the bioaccessibility of lycopene markedly increased conforming to a linear regression model with increasing of the total Z-ratio of lycopene from 3...
October 2016: Journal of Food Science
Julia Medrano-Macías, Paola Leija-Martínez, Susana González-Morales, Antonio Juárez-Maldonado, Adalberto Benavides-Mendoza
Iodine is not considered essential for land plants; however, in some aquatic plants, iodine plays a critical role in antioxidant metabolism. In humans, iodine is essential for the metabolism of the thyroid and for the development of cognitive abilities, and it is associated with lower risks of developing certain types of cancer. Therefore, great efforts are made to ensure the proper intake of iodine to the population, for example, the iodization of table salt. In the same way, as an alternative, the use of different iodine fertilization techniques to biofortify crops is considered an adequate iodine supply method...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Sang-Kyu Lee, Joon-Seob Eom, Seon-Kap Hwang, Dongjin Shin, Gynheung An, Thomas W Okita, Jong-Seong Jeon
To elucidate the starch synthesis pathway and the role of this reserve in rice pollen, we characterized mutations in the plastidic phosphoglucomutase, OspPGM, and the plastidic large subunit of ADP-glucose (ADP-Glc) pyrophosphorylase, OsAGPL4 Both genes were up-regulated in maturing pollen, a stage when starch begins to accumulate. Progeny analysis of self-pollinated heterozygous lines carrying the OspPGM mutant alleles, osppgm-1 and osppgm-2, or the OsAGPL4 mutant allele, osagpl4-1, as well as reciprocal crosses between the wild type (WT) and heterozygotes revealed that loss of OspPGM or OsAGPL4 caused male sterility, with the former condition rescued by the introduction of the WT OspPGM gene...
October 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
Mikko Sipilä, Nina Sarnela, Tuija Jokinen, Henning Henschel, Heikki Junninen, Jenni Kontkanen, Stefanie Richters, Juha Kangasluoma, Alessandro Franchin, Otso Peräkylä, Matti P Rissanen, Mikael Ehn, Hanna Vehkamäki, Theo Kurten, Torsten Berndt, Tuukka Petäjä, Douglas Worsnop, Darius Ceburnis, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Markku Kulmala, Colin O'Dowd
Homogeneous nucleation and subsequent cluster growth leads to the formation of new aerosol particles in the atmosphere. The nucleation of sulfuric acid and organic vapours is thought to be responsible for the formation of new particles over continents, whereas iodine oxide vapours have been implicated in particle formation over coastal regions. The molecular clustering pathways that are involved in atmospheric particle formation have been elucidated in controlled laboratory studies of chemically simple systems, but direct molecular-level observations of nucleation in atmospheric field conditions that involve sulfuric acid, organic or iodine oxide vapours have yet to be reported...
August 31, 2016: Nature
Sumit Sahu, David P Goldberg
The rational design of well-defined, first-row transition metal complexes that can activate dioxygen has been a challenging goal for the synthetic inorganic chemist. The activation of O2 is important in part because of its central role in the functioning of metalloenzymes, which utilize O2 to perform a number of challenging reactions including the highly selective oxidation of various substrates. There is also great interest in utilizing O2, an abundant and environmentally benign oxidant, in synthetic catalytic oxidation systems...
September 14, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Hassan A Aziz, Yahya A Al Zahrani, James Bena, Brandy Lorek, Allan Wilkinson, John Suh, Arun D Singh
PURPOSE: To compare the rates of tumour recurrence following episcleral brachytherapy for uveal melanoma before and after implementation of intraoperative echographic confirmation of plaque placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with primary single ciliary body or choroidal melanoma treated with iodine-125 or ruthenium-106 plaque brachytherapy between 1 January 2004 and 30 December 2013 were included. Exclusion criteria were patients with previous radiation treatment and patients who received adjuvant transpupillary thermotherapy...
August 29, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
You-Yuan Zhang, Ze-Bing Liu, Xuan-Guang Ye, Wei-Min Ren
Treatment with high iodine concentrations can delay oncogenic activation effects, reduce cell growth and return thyroid-specific gene and protein expression levels to normal. During rearranged during transfection (RET)/papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) 3 activation, excess iodine can act as a protective agent in thyroid follicular cells. The chemokine receptor CCR7 serves a critical role in lymphocyte trafficking into and within lymph nodes, the preferential metastatic site for PTC. However, the potential associations between chemokine (C‑C motif) ligand 21 (CCL21)/C‑C chemokine receptor type 7 (CCR7) interaction and iodine concentrations in primary cultures of PTC with RET/PTC expression remain unclear...
October 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
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