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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329231/cardiac-protective-effects-of-remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-in-children-undergoing-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qingping Wu, Tingting Wang, Shiqiang Chen, Quanjun Zhou, Haobo Li, Na Hu, Yinglu Feng, Nianguo Dong, Shanglong Yao, Zhengyuan Xia
Aims: Remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) by inducing brief ischaemia in distant tissues protects the heart against myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in children undergoing open-heart surgery, although its effectiveness in adults with comorbidities is controversial. The effectiveness and mechanism of RIPC with respect to myocardial IRI in children with tetralogy of Fallot (ToF), a severe cyanotic congenital cardiac disease, undergoing open heart surgery are unclear. We hypothesized that RIPC can confer cardioprotection in children undergoing ToF repair surgery...
February 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327177/intestinal-t-lymphocyte-homing-is-associated-with-gastric-emptying-and-epithelial-barrier-function-in-critically-ill-a-prospective-observational-study
#2
Christian Greis, Zohal Rasuly, Rolf A Janosi, Lambros Kordelas, Dietrich W Beelen, Tobias Liebregts
BACKGROUND: Impaired gastric emptying is common in critically ill patients. Intestinal dysmotility, a major cause of feed intolerance, may foster infectious complications due to mucosal barrier disruption. However, little is known about gut-directed immune activation, intestinal barrier function and its association with impaired gastric emptying in critically ill patients at ICU admission. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study at two tertiary care medical ICUs...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326944/fatty-acid-binding-protein-inhibition-produces-analgesic-effects-through-peripheral-and-central-mechanisms
#3
Xiaoxue Peng, Keith Studholme, Martha P Kanjiya, Jennifer Luk, Diane Bogdan, Matthew W Elmes, Gregory Carbonetti, Simon Tong, Yu-Han Gary Teng, Robert C Rizzo, Huilin Li, Dale G Deutsch, Iwao Ojima, Mario J Rebecchi, Michelino Puopolo, Martin Kaczocha
Background Fatty-acid-binding proteins (FABPs) are intracellular carriers for endocannabinoids, N-acylethanolamines, and related lipids. Previous work indicates that systemically administered FABP5 inhibitors produce analgesia in models of inflammatory pain. It is currently not known whether FABP inhibitors exert their effects through peripheral or central mechanisms. Here, we examined FABP5 distribution in dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord and examined the analgesic effects of peripherally and centrally administered FABP5 inhibitors...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303680/serum-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-levels-associate-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-women-not-in-men-with-type-2-diabetes
#4
Min Ding, Jian-Ying Shi, Yun-Zhi Xing, Bei Sun, Qian-Hua Fang, Jing-Yun Zhang, Qiu-Mei Zhang, Li-Ming Chen, De-Min Yu, Chun-Jun Li
BACKGROUNDS: Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP) has been recognized an important player in macrophage cholesterol trafficking and inflammation, might promote the development of atherosclerosis. To further elucidate the role of A-FABP in atherosclerosis in diabetes, we investigated the relationship between serum A-FABP levels and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: A total of 488 inpatients with T2DM were enrolled in this study (254 men and 234 women, mean age, 57...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302644/what-is-an-roc-curve
#5
EDITORIAL
Zhe Hui Hoo, Jane Candlish, Dawn Teare
The paper by Body et al is concerned with the evaluation of decision aids, which can be used to identify potential acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the ED. The authors previously developed the Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes model (MACS) decision aid, which uses several clinical variables and two biomarkers to 'rule in' and 'rule out' ACS. However, one of the two biomarkers (heart-type fatty acid bindingprotein, H-FABP) is not widely used so a revised decision aid has been developed (Troponin-only Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes, T-MACS), which include a single biomarker hs-cTnT...
March 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298157/conserved-charged-amino-acids-are-key-determinants-for-fatty-acid-binding-proteins-fabps-membrane-interactions-a-multi-methodological-computational-approach
#6
Fernando Zamarreño, Alejandro Giorgetti, María Julia Amundarain, Juan Francisco Viso, Betina Córsico, Marcelo D Costabel
Based on the analysis of the mechanism of ligand transfer to membranes employing in vitro methods, Fatty Acid Binding Protein (FABP) family has been divided in two subgroups: collisional and diffusional FABPs. Although the collisional mechanism has been well characterized employing in vitro methods, the structural features responsible for the difference between collisional and diffusional mechanisms remain uncertain. In this work, we have identified the amino acids putatively responsible for the interaction with membranes of both, collisional and diffusional, subgroups of FABPs...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293019/novel-adipokines-methodological-utility-in-human-obesity-research
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F Eichelmann, N Rudovich, A F Pfeiffer, M B Schulze, R di Giuseppe, H Boeing, K Aleksandrova
BACKGROUND: Adipokines could pose a link between adiposity, systemic inflammation and metabolic disease risk. However, it is unclear whether representative biomarkers are methodologically suitable for use in human obesity research. METHODS: We assessed the intra-individual reproducibility of selected adipokines in a sample of 207 apparently healthy participants with available biosample collections over 4 month period. Concentrations of the following adipokines were measured at each sampling time point: fatty-acid binding protein-4 (FABP-4), lipocalin-2, monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), procalcitonin, progranulin, vaspin and visfatin/Nampt...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290057/intestinal-fatty-acid-binding-protein-and-gut-permeability-responses-to-exercise
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Daniel S March, Tania Marchbank, Raymond J Playford, Arwel W Jones, Rhys Thatcher, Glen Davison
PURPOSE: Intestinal cell damage due to physiological stressors (e.g. heat, oxidative, hypoperfusion/ischaemic) may contribute to increased intestinal permeability. The aim of this study was to assess changes in plasma intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) in response to exercise (with bovine colostrum supplementation, Col, positive control) and compare this to intestinal barrier integrity/permeability (5 h urinary lactulose/rhamnose ratio, L/R). METHODS: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design, 18 males completed two experimental arms (14 days of 20 g/day supplementation with Col or placebo, Plac)...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287130/a-high-concentrate-diet-induced-milk-fat-decline-via-glucagon-mediated-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-dairy-cows
#9
Lin Li, Yang Cao, Zhenglu Xie, Yuanshu Zhang
Dairy cows are often fed a high-concentrate (HC) diet to meet lactation demands; however, long-term concentrate feeding is unhealthy and decreases milk fat. Therefore, we investigated the effects of liver lipid metabolism on milk fat synthesis. Ten lactating Holstein cows were assigned randomly into HC and LC (low-concentrate) diet groups. After 20 weeks of feeding, milk fat declined, and lipopolysaccharide levels in the jugular, portal, and hepatic veins increased in the HC group. Liver consumption and release of nonesterified fatty acid (NEFA) into the bloodstream also decreased...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286779/adipokines-potential-therapeutic-targets-for-vascular-dysfunction-in-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-and-obesity
#10
REVIEW
Mostafa Wanees Ahmed El Husseny, Mediana Mamdouh, Sara Shaban, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Marwa Mostafa Mohamed Zaki, Osama M Ahmed, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim
Adipokines are bioactive molecules that regulate several physiological functions such as energy balance, insulin sensitization, appetite regulation, inflammatory response, and vascular homeostasis. They include proinflammatory cytokines such as adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (A-FABP) and anti-inflammatory cytokines such as adiponectin, as well as vasodilator and vasoconstrictor molecules. In obesity and type II diabetes mellitus (DM), insulin resistance causes impairment of the endocrine function of the perivascular adipose tissue, an imbalance in the secretion of vasoconstrictor and vasodilator molecules, and an increased production of reactive oxygen species...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279965/lower-levels-of-vitamin-a-are-associated-with-increased-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease-in-children
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Dana T Lounder, Pooja Khandelwal, Christopher Dandoy, Sonata Jodele, Michael Grimley, Gregory Wallace, Adam Lane, Cynthia Taggart, Ashley Teusink-Cross, Kelly Lake, Stella M Davies
Vitamin A promotes development of mucosal tolerance and enhances differentiation of regulatory T cells. Vitamin A deficiency impairs epithelial integrity, increasing intestinal permeability. We hypothesized that higher vitamin A levels would reduce risk of graft versus host disease through reduced intestinal permeability, reduced mucosal injury, and reduced lymphocyte homing to the gut. We tested this hypothesis in a cohort study of 114 consecutive patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplant. Free vitamin A levels were measured in plasma at day 30 post-transplant...
March 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272208/early-diagnosis-of-hollow-viscus-injury-using-intestinal-fatty-acid-binding-protein-in-blunt-trauma-patients
#12
Shokei Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Sekine, Hiroyuki Funaoka, Tomohiro Funabiki, Masayuki Shimizu, Kei Hayashida, Mitsuhide Kitano
A delay in diagnosing hollow viscus injury (HVI) causes an increase in mortality and morbidity. HVI remains a challenge to diagnose, and there is no specific diagnostic biomarker for HVI. We evaluated the utility of intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) in diagnosing HVI in blunt trauma patients. Within a 5-year period, 93 consecutive patients with clinically suspected HVI at our trauma center were prospectively enrolled. The diagnostic performance of I-FABP for HVI was compared with that of other various parameters (physical, laboratory, and radiographic findings)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270898/current-metabolic-status-affects-urinary-liver-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-in-normoalbuminuric-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Hiroyuki Ito, Hitomi Yamashita, Mina Nakashima, Akifusa Takaki, Chiduko Yukawa, Suzuko Matsumoto, Takashi Omoto, Masahiro Shinozaki, Shinya Nishio, Mariko Abe, Shinichi Antoku, Mizuo Mifune, Michiko Togane
BACKGROUND: We aimed to study the association between urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP), a biomarker of tubulointerstitial injury, and the clinical characteristics of normoalbuminuric and albuminuric patients with type 2 diabetes in order to detect the factors affecting urinary L-FABP. METHODS: Urinary L-FABP levels were measured in 788 patients with type 2 diabetes and again in 666 patients at 6 months after the initial measurement. The association between the urinary L-FABP level and the clinical parameters was investigated in a retrospective cross-sectional study and a subsequent observation...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266085/branched-chain-amino-acid-ratios-in-low-protein-diets-regulate-the-free-amino-acid-profile-and-the-expression-of-hepatic-fatty-acid-metabolism-related-genes-in-growing-pigs
#14
Y H Duan, F N Li, C Y Wen, W L Wang, Q P Guo, Y H Li, Y L Yin
Liver metabolism is affected by nutrients. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of low-protein diets (17% crude protein, CP) supplemented with branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), including leucine (Leu), isoleucine (Ile) and valine (Val), on hepatic amino acid profile and lipid metabolism in growing pigs. The ratio of Leu : Ile : Val in all groups was 1 : 0.51 : 0.63 (20% crude protein, CP), 1 : 1 : 1 (17% CP), 1 : 0.75 : 0.75 (17% CP), 1 : 0.51 : 0.63 (17% CP) and 1 : 0.25 : 0...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258325/n-acetylcysteine-supplementation-alleviates-intestinal-injury-in-piglets-infected-by-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus
#15
Lei Wang, Jia Zhou, Yongqing Hou, Dan Yi, Binying Ding, Jiaqian Xie, Yue Zhang, Hongbo Chen, Tao Wu, Di Zhao, Chien-An Andy Hu, Guoyao Wu
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) infects the intestine of young pigs, but effective measures for prevention and treatment are lacking. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) has been shown to reduce endotoxin-induced intestinal dysfunction. This study was conducted with the PEDV-infected neonatal piglet model to determine the effect of NAC supplementation on intestinal function. Thirty-two 7-day-old piglets were randomly allocated to one of four treatments in a 2 × 2 factorial design consisting of two liquid diets (0 or 50 mg/kg BW NAC supplementation) and oral administration of 0 or 10(4...
March 3, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247579/effect-of-habitual-exercise-on-urinary-liver-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-levels-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults
#16
Keisei Kosaki, Atsuko Kamijo-Ikemori, Takeshi Sugaya, Koichiro Tanahashi, Yuriko Sawano, Nobuhiko Akazawa, Song-Gyu Ra, Kenjiro Kimura, Yugo Shibagaki, Seiji Maeda
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of habitual exercise on urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP), which can reflect the degree of various stresses on renal proximal tubule related to the progression of renal disease, in middle-aged and older adults. Cross-sectional and interventional approaches were used to comprehensively achieve this purpose. In the cross-sectional study, we investigated the relationship between physical activity levels and urinary L-FABP levels in 130 middle-aged and older adults...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239322/intestinal-barrier-integrity-and-function-in-infants-with-cholestasis
#17
Nagla H Abu Faddan, Tahra M K Sherif, Omnia A Mohammed, Khalid A Nasif, Ebtesam M El Gezawy
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The safety of the human body is maintained by effective monitoring of the mucosal surface integrity and protection against potentially harmful compounds. This function of the gut called intestinal barrier function can be affected by cholestasis and the absence of bile in the intestinal lumen. We aimed to determine whether the gut barrier integrity is impaired in infants with cholestasis by evaluation of the intestinal fatty acid binding proteins (I-FABP) and ileal bile acid binding protein (I-BABP) as markers of intestinal epithelial cell damage and plasma D-lactate level as a marker of gut wall permeability...
January 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214555/identification-of-a-fatty-acid-binding-protein4-ucp2-axis-regulating-microglial-mediated-neuroinflammation
#18
Cayla M Duffy, Hongliang Xu, Joshua P Nixon, David A Bernlohr, Tammy A Butterick
Hypothalamic inflammation contributes to metabolic dysregulation and the onset of obesity. Dietary saturated fats activate microglia via a nuclear factor-kappa B (NFκB) mediated pathway to release pro-inflammatory cytokines resulting in dysfunction or death of surrounding neurons. Fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) are lipid chaperones regulating metabolic and inflammatory pathways in response to fatty acids. Loss of FABP4 in peripheral macrophages via either molecular or pharmacologic mechanisms results in reduced obesity-induced inflammation via a UCP2-redox based mechanism...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212715/novel-biomarkers-of-heart-failure
#19
A Savic-Radojevic, M Pljesa-Ercegovac, M Matic, D Simic, S Radovanovic, T Simic
Although substantial improvements have been made in majority of cardiac disorders, heart failure (HF) remains a major health problem, with both increasing incidence and prevalence over the past decades. For that reason, the number of potential biomarkers that could contribute to diagnosis and treatment of HF patients is, almost exponentially, increasing over the recent years. The biomarkers that are, at the moment, more or less ready for use in everyday clinical practice, reflect different pathophysiological processes present in HF...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212448/hepatic-transcriptome-analysis-and-identification-of-differentially-expressed-genes-response-to-dietary-oxidized-fish-oil-in-loach-misgurnus-anguillicaudatus
#20
Yin Zhang, Yang Li, Xiao Liang, Xiaojuan Cao, Longfei Huang, Jie Yan, Yanxing Wei, Jian Gao
RNA sequencing and short-read assembly were utilized to produce a transcriptome of livers from loaches (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) fed with three different diets respectively containing fresh fish oil (FO group), medium oxidized fish oil (MO group) and high oxidized fish oil (HO group). A total of 60,663 unigenes were obtained in this study, with mean length 848.74 bp. 50,814, 49,584 and 49,814 unigenes were respectively obtained from FO, MO and HO groups. There were 2,343 differentially expressed genes between FO and MO, with 855 down- and 1,488 up-regulated genes in the MO group...
2017: PloS One
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