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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806729/erk2-and-jnk1-contribute-to-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-il-8-expression-in-synovial-fibroblasts
#1
Shinichi Namba, Rei Nakano, Taku Kitanaka, Nanako Kitanaka, Tomohiro Nakayama, Hiroshi Sugiya
Tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) induces the expression and secretion of interleukin 8 (IL-8), which contributes to synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To elucidate the mechanism of the onset of RA, we used synovial fibroblasts without autoimmune inflammatory diseases and investigated MAPK signaling pathways in TNF-α-induced IL-8 expression. Synovial fibroblasts isolated from healthy dogs were characterized by flow cytometry, which were positive for the fibroblast markers CD29, CD44, and CD90 but negative for the hematopoietic cell markers CD14, CD34, CD45, and HLA-DR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806650/floating-rice-culture-system-for-nutrient-remediation-and-feed-production-in-a-eutrophic-lake
#2
Ankita Srivastava, Seong-Jun Chun, So-Ra Ko, Junhwan Kim, Chi-Yong Ahn, Hee-Mock Oh
The increased inputs of nutrients have been demonstrated to be a major contributing factor to the eutrophication of lakes and reservoirs which can lead to the production of harmful algal/cyanobacterial blooms and deleteriously affect the aesthetics of water-bodies. Floating plant-culture systems have been widely used for the ecological remediation of eutrophic water in a cost-effective manner. We investigated the applicability of Korean japonica rice variety 'Nampyeong' in a floating-culture system in a eutrophic lake for nutrient uptake and biomass production...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806246/response-assessment-of-223ra-treatment-should-a-fluorocholine-pet-ct-be-performed
#3
Ana María García Vicente, Ángel Soriano Castrejón, Ruth Alvarez Cabellos, Belén Sanchez Gil, Nicolás Mohedano Mohedano
We present 3 cases of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer and bone metastases treated with Ra, belonging to our prospective and multicenter ChoPET-Rad study. All patients underwent clinical, hematological, and biochemical monitoring between each Ra administration. Initial and follow-up F-fluorocholine PET/CT and Tc-biphosphonate bone scintigraphy were performed previously and after the third Ra administration. Both techniques correctly established the response to treatment, in agreement to the biochemical response, although differences in the disease expression (concordant and discordant patterns) were found because of the different radiotracer biodistribution and molecular information derived from them...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805952/constituents-from-scutellaria-barbata-inhibiting-nitric-oxide-production-in-lps-stimulated-microglial-cells
#4
So Ra Lee, Min-Suk Kim, Sunggun Kim, Kwang Woo Hwang, So-Young Park
The arial parts of Scutellaria barbata D. Don (Lamiaceae) efficiently inhibited NO production in BV2 microglial cells, and the active constituents were further isolated based on activity-guided isolation using silica-gel column chromatography, RP-C18 MPLC and prep-HPLC. As the results, 2 flavonoids including 6-methoxynaringenin (1) and 6-O-methylscutellarein (5), and 6 neo-clerodane diterpenes such as scutebarbatine W (2), scutebatas B (3), scutebarbatine B (4), scutebarbatine A (6), 6-O-nicotinolylscutebarbatine G (7) and scutebarbatine X (8) were isolated...
August 14, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805201/-osteoporosis-and-vascular-calcification-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-role-of-osteoprotegerin-and-sclerostin
#5
REVIEW
Magdalena Krajewska-Włodarczyk, Tomasz Stompór
Disorders of bone tissue metabolism and increased frequency of cardiovascular diseases are among the well-known, extra-articular complications of rheumatoid arthritis (ra). The mechanisms leading to local and generalized loss of bone tissue as well as those promoting calcification of vessels are similar. Recently, a great interest has aroused among the studies related to the meaning of the RANKL/RANK/OPG system and the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, as biological links between the bone and vascular systems...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805099/short-term-daily-teriparatide-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Tetsuya Kaneko, Koichi Okamura, Yukio Yonemoto, Chisa Okura, Takahito Suto, Masahiro Tachibana, Yasuyuki Tamura, Makoto Inoue, Hirotaka Chikuda
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of six-month teriparatide treatment followed by six-month bisphosphonate therapy with 12-month bisphosphonate monotherapy in Japanese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who had not been previously treated for osteoporosis. METHODS: A total of 34 RA patients with osteoporosis were enrolled. Thirteen patients received six-month teriparatide prior to six-month minodronate therapy (PTH group), and 21 patients received 12-month minodronate therapy (BP group)...
August 14, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805019/cd11b-gr1-dim-tolerogenic-dendritic-cell-like-cells-are-expanded-in-interstitial-lung-disease-in-skg-mice
#7
Sho Sendo, Jun Saegusa, Takaichi Okano, Soshi Takahashi, Kengo Akashi, Akio Morinobu
OBJECTIVE: SKG mice develop interstitial lung disease (ILD) resembling rheumatoid arthritis-associated ILD (RA-ILD) in human. The aim of this study is to clarify the mechanism behind the lung pathology by analyzing the lung-infiltrating cells in ILD of SKG mice. METHODS: We assessed the severity of zymosan A (ZyA)-induced ILD in SKG mice histologically, and examined lung-infiltrating cells by flow cytometry. Total lung cells and isolated monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (M-MDSCs) were cultured in vitro with GM-CSF (and IL-4)...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805018/pain-catastrophizing-is-strongly-associated-with-subjective-outcomes-but-not-with-inflammatory-assessments-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#8
Hilde B Hammer, Till Uhlig, Tore K Kvien, Jon Lampa
OBJECTIVES: Pain catastrophizing is conceptualized as a negative cognitive-affective response to anticipated or actual pain and has been associated with important pain-related outcomes. The objective of this prospective study of established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients was to explore how pain catastrophizing was related to patient-reported outcomes (PROs), composite scores and assessments of inflammatory activity. METHODS: RA patients starting bDMARD were examined at baseline and after 1, 2, 3, 6 and 12 months with PROs (joint pain/patient's global VAS, MHAQ, RAID score), clinical and laboratory assessments (tender/swollen joint count, assessor's global VAS, ESR/CRP), ultrasound (US) (grey scale/power Doppler of 36 joints and 4 tendons) and pain catastrophizing...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804719/effect-of-2-bleaching-agents-with-a-content-of-high-concentrated-hydrogen-peroxide-on-stained-2-cad-cam-blocks-and-a-nanohybrid-composite-resin-an-afm-evaluation
#9
İzgen Karakaya, Esra Cengiz
The aim of this study was to evaluate color stability of 3 restorative materials, discoloration ability of different solutions, efficacy of 2 office bleaching agents, and surface roughness and topography. Sixty specimens for Clearfil Majesty Esthetic (CME), Lava Ultimate (LU), and Vita Enamic (VE) were prepared. They were immersed into 3 staining solutions for 2 weeks and then they were bleached. According to the measured L(⁎), a(⁎), and b(⁎) parameters described by CIELAB system, color changes (ΔE00), translucency parameters (TP), whiteness index values (W(⁎)), and changes in closeness to pure white (ΔW(⁎)) were calculated...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803411/electro-chemical-deposition-of-nano-hydroxyapatite-zinc-coating-on-titanium-metal-substrate
#10
N A El-Wassefy, F M Reicha, N S Aref
BACKGROUND: Titanium is an inert metal that does not induce osteogenesis and has no antibacterial properties; it is proposed that hydroxyapatite coating can enhance its bioactivity, while zinc can contribute to antibacterial properties and improve osseointegration. AIMS: A nano-sized hydroxyapatite-zinc coating was deposited on commercially pure titanium using an electro-chemical process, in order to increase its surface roughness and enhance adhesion properties...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803201/influence-of-architectural-style-on-indoor-radon-concentration-in-a-radon-prone-area-a-case-study
#11
A Baeza, J García-Paniagua, J Guillén, B Montalbán
Indoor radon is a major health concern as it is a known carcinogenic. Nowadays there is a trend towards a greater energy conservation in buildings, which is reflected in an increasing number of regulations. But, can this trend increase the indoor radon concentration? In this paper, we selected a radon prone area in Spain and focused on single-family dwellings constructed in a variety of architectural styles. These styles ranged from 1729 up to 2014, with varying construction techniques (from local resources to almost universally standard building materials) and regulations in force (from none to the Spanish regulation in force)...
August 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803184/association-of-asthma-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-case-control-study
#12
Youn Ho Sheen, Mary C Rolfes, Chung-Il Wi, Cindy S Crowson, Richard S Pendegraft, Katherine S King, Euijung Ryu, Young J Juhn
BACKGROUND: TH1 and TH2 cells have counterregulatory relationships. However, the relationship between asthma, a TH2-predominant condition, and risk of systemic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a TH1 condition, is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether asthma was associated with increased risks of incident RA among adults. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population-based case-control study that examined existing incident RA cases and controls matched by age, sex, and registration year from the general population in Olmsted County, Minnesota, between January 2002 and December 2007...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803127/direct-antioxidant-properties-of-methotrexate-inhibition-of-malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-protein-adduct-formation-and-superoxide-scavenging
#13
Matthew C Zimmerman, Dahn L Clemens, Michael J Duryee, Cleofes Sarmiento, Andrew Chiou, Carlos D Hunter, Jun Tian, Lynell W Klassen, James R O'Dell, Geoffrey M Thiele, Ted R Mikuls, Daniel R Anderson
Methotrexate (MTX) is an immunosuppressant commonly used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Recent observations have shown that patients treated with MTX also exhibit a reduced risk for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although MTX reduces systemic inflammation and tissue damage, the mechanisms by which MTX exerts these beneficial effects are not entirely known. We have previously demonstrated that protein adducts formed by the interaction of malondialdehyde (MDA) and acetaldehyde (AA), known as MAA-protein adducts, are present in diseased tissues of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or CVD...
August 2, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802580/suppressive-role-of-ogt-mediated-o-glcnacylation-of-bap1-in-retinoic-acid-signaling
#14
Seungtae Moon, Yong-Kyu Lee, Sang-Wang Lee, Soo-Jong Um
BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) has been implicated in diverse biological functions, including tumor suppression. However, its regulation via glycosylation and its role in embryonic stem (ES) cells are poorly defined. BAP1 was recently reported to interact with O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase (OGT). Here, we confirmed the physical interaction and investigated its functional significance. The O-GlcNAcylation of BAP1, which requires OGT, was examined in vivo and in vitro, and was proven using alloxan, an OGT inhibitor...
August 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802408/down-regulation-of-malate-synthase-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-h37ra-leads-to-reduced-stress-tolerance-persistence-and-survival-in-macrophages
#15
Kumar Sachin Singh, Rishabh Sharma, Deepa Keshari, Nirbhay Singh, Sudheer Kumar Singh
Malate synthase is a condensing enzyme responsible for conversion of glyoxylate to malate in the presence of acetyl-CoA. This reaction helps in bypassing the TCA cycle reactions involving carbon loss and leads to diverting some of the carbon skeletons to gluconeogenic events while rest can continue to provide TCA cycle intermediates. Malate synthase (GlcB) is encoded by MRA_1848 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra (Mtb-Ra). We developed a knockdown (KD) Mtb-Ra strain by down-regulating GlcB. The survival studies suggested increased susceptibility to oxidative and nitrosative stress as well as to rifampicin...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802150/mir-let-7a-regulates-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibody-induced-macrophage-activation-and-correlates-with-the-development-of-experimental-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
Wei Zhu, Jianbo Yu, Shou Qiu, Haifeng Liu, Yan Wang, Xiaoyan Xu, Lili Shao, Lingling Zhu, Yan Jiao, Fan Liu, Xiaodong Zhu
Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) are a key serological marker of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To investigate whether miR-let7a downregulated ACPA-induced macrophage activation and arthritis, miR-let7a levels were assessed in the synovial fluid from patients with RA or osteoarthritis (OA). In addition, expression of the pro-inflammatory genes HMGA2, PI3K, and IRF5 was examined in ACPA-induced macrophages and a collagen antibody-induced mouse model of arthritis. As expected, miR-let7a expression in synovial fluid macrophages was substantially lower in patients with RA than in those with OA...
August 9, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801475/understanding-the-gap-between-efficacy-in-randomized-controlled-trials-and-effectiveness-in-real-world-use-of-glp-1ra-and-dpp4-therapies-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#17
Ginger S Carls, Edward Tuttle, Ruo-Ding Tan, Johnny Huynh, John Yee, Steven V Edelman, William H Polonsky
OBJECTIVE: This objective of this study was to estimate and explain the gap between clinical efficacy and real-world (RW) effectiveness of type 2 diabetes medications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This mixed-methods quasi-experimental study used retrospective claims (Optum/Humedica) to compare the change in HbA1c of RW patients with type 2 diabetes 12 months after starting a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) or dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4) with published findings from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating these drugs...
August 11, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801345/molecular-basis-for-increased-susceptibility-of-indigenous-north-americans-to-seropositive-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Stephen W Scally, Soi-Cheng Law, Yi Tian Ting, Jurgen van Heemst, Jeremy Sokolove, Aaron J Deutsch, E Bridie Clemens, Antonis K Moustakas, George K Papadopoulos, Diane van der Woude, Irene Smolik, Carol A Hitchon, David B Robinson, Elizabeth D Ferucci, Charles N Bernstein, Xiaobo Meng, Vidyanand Anaparti, Tom Huizinga, Katherine Kedzierska, Hugh H Reid, Soumya Raychaudhuri, René E Toes, Jamie Rossjohn, Hani El-Gabalawy, Ranjeny Thomas
OBJECTIVE: The pathogenetic mechanisms by which HLA-DRB1 alleles are associated with anticitrullinated peptide antibody (ACPA)-positive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are incompletely understood. RA high-risk HLA-DRB1 alleles are known to share a common motif, the 'shared susceptibility epitope (SE)'. Here, the electropositive P4 pocket of HLA-DRB1 accommodates self-peptide residues containing citrulline but not arginine. HLA-DRB1 His/Phe13β stratifies with ACPA-positive RA, while His13βSer polymorphisms stratify with ACPA-negative RA and RA protection...
August 11, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800780/a-novel-scoring-system-based-on-common-laboratory-tests-predicts-the-efficacy-of-tnf-inhibitor-and-il-6-targeted-therapy-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-retrospective-multicenter-observational-study
#19
Jin Nakagawa, Yoshinobu Koyama, Atsushi Kawakami, Yukitaka Ueki, Hiroshi Tsukamoto, Takahiko Horiuchi, Shuji Nagano, Ayumi Uchino, Toshiyuki Ota, Mitsuteru Akahoshi, Koichi Akashi
BACKGROUND: Currently, although several categories of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are available, there are few data informing selection of initial treatment for individual patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Therefore, tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNF-i) and tocilizumab (TCZ) are treated as equivalent treatments in the recent disease management recommendations. We focused on two anticytokine therapies, TCZ and TNF-i, and aimed to develop a scoring system that predicts a better treatment for each RA patient before starting an IL-6 or a TNF-i...
August 11, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800485/validation-of-site-specific-soil-ni-toxicity-thresholds-with-independent-ecotoxicity-and-biogeochemistry-data-for-elevated-soil-ni
#20
Beverley Hale, Yamini Gopalapillai, Amanda Pellegrino, Tyson Jennett, Julie Kikkert, Wilson Lau, Christian Schlekat, Mike J McLaughlin
The Existing Substances Regulation Risk Assessments by the European Union (EU RA) generated new toxicity data for soil organisms exposed to Ni added to sixteen field-collected soils with low background concentration of metals and varying physico-chemical soil characteristics. Using only effective cation exchange capacity (eCEC) as a bioavailability correction, chronic toxicity of Ni in soils with a wide range of characteristics could be predicted within a factor of two. The objective of the present study was to determine whether this was also the case for three independent data sets of Ni toxicity thresholds...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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