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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419114/h-fabp-a-new-biomarker-to-differentiate-between-ct-positive-and-ct-negative-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#1
Linnéa Lagerstedt, Juan José Egea-Guerrero, Alejandro Bustamante, Joan Montaner, Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Amir El Rahal, Natacha Turck, Manuel Quintana, Roser García-Armengol, Carmen Melinda Prica, Elisabeth Andereggen, Lara Rinaldi, Asita Sarrafzadeh, Karl Schaller, Jean-Charles Sanchez
The majority of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) will have normal Glasgow coma scale (GCS) of 15. Furthermore, only 5%-8% of them will be CT-positive for an mTBI. Having a useful biomarker would help clinicians evaluate a patient's risk of developing intracranial lesions. The S100B protein is currently the most studied and promising biomarker for this purpose. Heart fatty-acid binding protein (H-FABP) has been highlighted in brain injury models and investigated as a biomarker for stroke and severe TBI, for example...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412885/antenatal-taurine-supplementation-in-fetal-rats-with-growth-restriction-improves-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-by-inhibiting-the-activities-of-rho-family-factors
#2
Yan Wang, Xiang-Wen Li, Jing Liu, Wei Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether antenatal taurine supplementation improves neural stem cell proliferation in rats with fetal growth restriction (FGR) through regulating the activity of Rho family factors. METHODS: FGR models were established via food restriction throughout pregnancy. Pregnant rats were randomly divided into the control group, the FGR group (given 40% of the normal daily feeding in the control group), and the Taurine group (FGR model treated with 300 mg/kg·d taurine from gestational day seven)...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411199/impact-of-fabp1-scp-2-scp-x-gene-ablation-tko-on-hepatic-phytol-metabolism-in-mice
#3
Stephen M Storey, Huan Huang, Avery L McIntosh, Gregory G Martin, Ann B Kier, Friedhelm Schroeder
Studies in vitro have suggested that both sterol carrier protein-2/sterol carrier protein-x (Scp-2/Scp-x) and liver fatty acid binding protein (Fabp1) gene products facilitate hepatic uptake and metabolism of lipotoxic dietary phytol. However, interpretation of physiological function in mice singly gene ablated in the Scp-2/Scp-x has been complicated by concomitant upregulation of FABP1. The work presented herein provides several novel insights: i) An ANS displacement assay showed that neither SCP-2 nor L-FABP bound phytol, but both had high affinity for its metabolite, phytanic acid; ii) GC/MS studies with phytol-fed wild-type (WT) and Fabp1/Scp-2/SCP-x gene ablated (TKO) mice showed that TKO exacerbated hepatic accumulation of phytol metabolites in vivo in females and less so in males...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405802/vasculo-protective-effect-of-bms-309403-is-independent-of-its-specific-inhibition-of-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4
#4
Yuta Okamura, Kosuke Otani, Akihiro Sekiguchi, Taisuke Kogane, Chiharu Kakuda, Yuzaburo Sakamoto, Tomoko Kodama, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) 4 is an adipocytokine mainly expressed in adipocyte and macrophage. Blood FABP4 is related not only to metabolic disorders including insulin resistance and atherosclerosis but also increased blood pressure. We tested the hypothesis that FABP4 plays roles in pathogenesis of hypertension development including proliferation, migration, and inflammation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) as well as contractile reactivity. FABP4 alone had no influence on proliferation, migration, and inflammation of rat mesenteric arterial SMCs, while it significantly enhanced smooth muscle contraction and increases of systolic blood pressure (SBP) induced by noradrenaline (NA)...
April 13, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396286/altered-mitochondrial-and-peroxisomal-integrity-in-lipocalin-2-deficient-mice-with-hepatic-steatosis
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Anastasia Asimakopoulou, Annabelle Fülöp, Erawan Borkham-Kamphorst, Eddy Van de Leur, Nikolaus Gassler, Thorsten Berger, Birte Beine, Helmut E Meyer, Tak W Mak, Carsten Hopf, Corinna Henkel, Ralf Weiskirchen
Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) is a secreted adipokine that transports small hydrophobic molecules such as fatty acids and steroids. LCN2 limits bacterial growth by sequestering iron-containing siderophores and in mammalian liver protects against inflammation, infection, injury and other stressors. Because LCN2 modulates hepatic fat metabolism and homeostasis, we performed a comparative profiling of proteins and lipids of wild type (WT) and Lcn2-deficient mice fed either standard chow or a methionine- and choline-deficient (MCD) diet...
April 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395790/serological-markers-for-human-intestinal-ischemia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Joep P M Derikx, Dirk H S M Schellekens, Stefan Acosta
Early and accurate diagnosis of intestinal ischemia is important in order to provide rapid and correct treatment and reduce morbidity and mortality rates. Clinical signs and symptoms are often unspecific. This systemic review sums up literature regarding human plasma biomarkers for acute mesenteric ischemia reported during the last ten years. Classic, general markers, including lactate, white cell count, base excess, show poor diagnostic accuracy for intestinal ischemia. Preliminary results for ischemia-modified albumin are promising, which is also true for the inflammatory marker procalcitonin...
February 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360397/ubiquitous-distribution-of-fluorescent-protein-in-muscles-of-four-species-and-two-subspecies-of-eel-genus-anguilla
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Aki Funahashi, Takao Itakura, A I Hassanin Abeer, Masaharu Komatsu, Seiichi Hayashi, Yoshio Kaminishi
In this study, the localization of fluorescent protein (FP) was characterized in the muscles of four species and two subspecies of eels Anguilla anguilla, A. australis, A. bicolor bicolor (b.), A. bicolor pacifica (p.) and A. mossambica in addition to the previously reported A. japonica. The open reading frame of each eel FP was 417 bp encoding 139 amino acid residues. The deduced amino acid sequences among the four species and two subspecies exhibited 91.4-100% identity, and belonged to the fatty-acid-binding protein (FABP) family...
March 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356059/association-between-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-and-biomarkers-of-intestinal-barrier-function-in-critically-ill-patients
#8
Hongxiang Li, Ying Chen, Feifei Huo, Yushan Wang, Dong Zhang
BACKGROUND: To assess the associations of biomarkers of intestinal barrier function and other clinical variables with acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) grade, and of these clinical variables with mortality in critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a single-center, observational, prospective study. Patients were included if they were diagnosed with AGI and underwent tests for the measurement of plasma levels of intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (i-FABP), D-lactate (D-la), and lipopolysaccharide...
March 29, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350055/enzyme-treated-ecklonia-cava-extract-inhibits-adipogenesis-through-the-downregulation-of-c-ebp%C3%AE-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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In-Hye Kim, Taek-Jeong Nam
In this study, we examined the inhibitory effects of enzyme- treated Ecklonia cava (EEc) extract on the adipogenesis of 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The components of Ecklonia cava (E. cava) were first separated and purified using the digestive enzymes pectinase (Rapidase® X‑Press L) and cellulase (Rohament® CL). We found that the EEc extract contained three distinct phlorotannins: eckol, dieckol and phlorofucofuroeckol-A. Among the phlorotannins, dieckol was the most abundant in the EEc extract at 16 mg/g. Then we examined the inhibitory effects of EEc extract treatment on differentiation‑related transcription factors and on adipogenesis‑related gene expression in vitro using 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342021/establishment-of-immortalized-mouse-intestinal-epithelial-cells-line-and-study-of-effects-of-arg-arg-on-inflammatory-response
#10
Kang Zhan, Maocheng Jiang, Yannan Sui, Kang Yan, Miao Lin, Guoqi Zhao
Primary mouse intestinal epithelial cells (MIEs) are not ideal models for long-term culture in vitro and a limited amount of approximate three generations. In addition, the mechanism that arginine-arginine dipeptide (Arg-Arg) regulates mouse intestinal inflammatory response remains unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to establish immortal MIEs and study the effects of Arg-Arg on inflammatory response after challenging the MIEs with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or staphylococcal enterotoxin C (rSEC). Our data showed that immortalized MIEs could be cultured over 100 generations...
March 24, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
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
#11
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
#12
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
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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
#14
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
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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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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