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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341591/the-development-of-benzimidazole-based-clickable-probes-for-the-efficient-labeling-of-cellular-protein-arginine-deiminases-pads
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Venkatesh J Nemmara, Venkataraman Subramanian, Aaron Muth, Santanu Mondal, Ari J Salinger, Aaron J Maurais, Ronak Tilvawala, Eranthie Weerapana, Paul R Thompson
Citrullination is the post-translational hydrolysis of peptidyl-arginines to form peptidyl-citrulline, a reaction that is catalyzed by the protein arginine deiminases (PADs), a family of calcium-regulated enzymes. Aberrantly increased protein citrullination is associated with a slew of autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis, lupus, and ulcerative colitis) and certain cancers. Given the clear link between increased PAD activity and human disease, the PADs are therapeutically relevant targets...
January 17, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341486/rheumatoid-arthritis-and-periodontal-disease-what-are-the-similarities-and-differences
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Rongbin Li, Cheng Tian, Arnold Postlethwaite, Yan Jiao, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, Debendra Pattanaik, Dongmei Wei, Weikuan Gu, Jianwei Li
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontal disease (PD) are chronic inflammatory diseases that share similar osteoclasia, human leukocyte antigen-DR4 allelic genes and immunological profile, and characteristic cytokines. Smoking can contribute to more severe RA and PD; secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators destroys the soft synovial membrane and periodontium, respectively. Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies and anti-α-enolase antibody are characteristic of these two diseases. Some studies suggest that PD may be associated with RA...
December 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341461/effect-of-immediate-and-prolonged-glp-1-receptor-agonist-administration-on-uric-acid-and-its-kidney-clearance-post-hoc-analyses-of-four-clinical-trials
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Lennart Tonneijck, Marcel H A Muskiet, Mark M Smits, Petter Bjornstad, Mark H H Kramer, Michaela Diamant, Ewout J Hoorn, Jaap A Joles, Daniël H van Raalte
AIMS: To determine effects of glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonists (RA) on uric acid (UA)-levels and kidney UA-clearance. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Post-hoc analyses of four controlled clinical trials, which assessed actions of GLP-1RA-administration on kidney physiology. Immediate effects of GLP-1RA exenatide-infusion versus placebo was determined in 9 healthy overweight males (Study-A) and in 52 overweight T2DM-patients (Study-B). Effects were also examined of 12-week long-acting GLP-1RA liraglutide versus placebo in 36 overweight T2DM-patients (Study-C) and of 8-week short-acting GLP-1RA lixisenatide versus once-daily titrated insulin-glulisine in 35 overweight T2DM-patients (Study-D)...
January 17, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340978/methotrexate-aspasomes-against-rheumatoid-arthritis-optimized-hydrogel-loaded-liposomal-formulation-with-in-vivo-evaluation-in-wistar-rats
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Saikat Ghosh, Biswajit Mukherjee, Shreyasi Chaudhuri, Tanushree Roy, Alankar Mukherjee, Soma Sengupta
Aspasomes of methotrexate with antioxidant, ascorbyl palmitate, were developed and optimized using factorial design by varying parameters such as lipid molar ratio, drug to lipid molar ratio, and type of hydration buffer for transdermal delivery for disease modifying activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Aspasomes were characterized by drug-excipients interaction, particle size analysis, determination of zeta potential, entrapment efficiency, and surface properties. The best formulation was loaded into hydrogel for evaluation of in vitro drug release and tested in vivo against adjuvant induced arthritis model in wistar rats, by assessing various physiological, biochemical, hematological, and histopathological parameters...
January 16, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340619/recurrent-serious-infections-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-british-society-for-rheumatology-biologics-register
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Sujith Subesinghe, Andrew Ian Rutherford, Rachel Byng-Maddick, Kimme Leanne Hyrich, James Benjamin Galloway
Objectives: To establish the rate of recurrent infection in RA patients recruited to the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register - Rheumatoid Arthritis. Secondary objectives were to establish whether the organ class of index infection predicted future serious infection (SI). Methods: Using data from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register - Rheumatoid Arthritis, a prospective observational cohort, we identified patients with at least one episode of SI...
January 10, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340042/identification-of-potential-genetic-causal-variants-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-whole-exome-sequencing
#6
Ying Li, Elaine Lai-Han Leung, Hudan Pan, Xiaojun Yao, Qingchun Huang, Min Wu, Ting Xu, Yuwei Wang, Jun Cai, Runze Li, Wei Liu, Liang Liu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a highly prevalent chronic autoimmune disease. However, genetic and environmental factors involved in RA pathogenesis are still remained largely unknown. To identify the genetic causal variants underlying pathogenesis and disease progression of RA patients, we undertook the first comprehensive whole-exome sequencing (WES) study in a total of 124 subjects including 58 RA cases and 66 healthy controls in Han Chinese population. We identified 378 novel genes that were enriched with deleterious variants in RA patients using a gene burden test...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339732/glyburide-and-retinoic-acid-synergize-to-promote-wound-healing-by-anti-inflammation-and-rip140-degradation
#7
Yi-Wei Lin, Pu-Ste Liu, Kasey Ah Pook, Li-Na Wei
Chronic inflammation underlies the development of metabolic diseases and individuals with metabolic disease often also suffer from delayed wound healing due to prolonged inflammation. Resolving inflammation provides a therapeutic strategy in treating metabolic diseases. We previously showed that during an anti-inflammatory response when macrophages were alternatively (M2) polarized, retinoic acid (RA) dramatically activated arginase 1 gene (Arg1), a gene crucial for wound healing. Here we report that a widely used sulfonylurea drug for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), glyburide, enhances the anti-inflammatory response and synergizes with RA to promote wound healing...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339432/deregulation-of-hdac5-by-viral-interferon-regulatory-factor-3-plays-an-essential-role-in-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-induced-lymphangiogenesis
#8
Hye-Ra Lee, Fan Li, Un Yung Choi, Hye Ryun Yu, Grace M Aldrovandi, Pinghui Feng, Shou-Jiang Gao, Young-Kwon Hong, Jae U Jung
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the etiologic agent for Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), which is one of the most common HIV-associated neoplasms. The endothelium is the thin layer of squamous cells where vascular blood endothelial cells (BECs) line the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) are in direct contact with lymphatic vessels. The KS lesions contain a prominent compartment of neoplastic spindle morphology cells that are closely related to LECs. Furthermore, while KSHV can infect both LECs and BECs in vitro, its infection activates genetic programming related to lymphatic endothelial cell fate, suggesting that lymphangiogenic pathways are involved in KSHV infection and malignancy...
January 16, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338885/concurrence-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-a-case-collection-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Viktoriya Sabchyshyn, Irina Konon, Lawrence M Ryan, Ann K Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPDD) is arthritis caused by calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) crystal deposition in joints. It is commonly associated with aging as well as a handful of metabolic syndromes. Recent epidemiologic studies suggest a positive association of CPDD and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Yet how these diseases are related remains unclear. We set out to describe 21 well-characterized patients with both diagnoses. METHODS: Medical records of patients with both RA and CPDD identified at a single academic practice site were reviewed for age, gender, age of CPDD and RA onset, disease duration, joint involvement, and lab values including rheumatoid factor (RF), cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (CCP), iron studies, and parathyroid hormone and calcium levels...
December 2, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338762/predictors-of-remission-with-etanercept-methotrexate-induction-therapy-and-loss-of-remission-with-etanercept-maintenance-reduction-or-withdrawal-in-moderately-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-the-preserve-trial
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Josef S Smolen, Annette Szumski, Andrew S Koenig, Thomas V Jones, Lisa Marshall
BACKGROUND: The aim was to analyze characteristics that predict remission induction and subsequent loss of remission in patients with moderately active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who received full-dose combination etanercept plus methotrexate induction therapy followed by reduced-dose etanercept or etanercept withdrawal. METHODS: Patients with Disease Activity Score based on 28-joint count (DAS28) >3.2 and ≤5.1 received open-label etanercept 50 mg once weekly (QW) plus methotrexate for 36 weeks...
January 16, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338045/protection-induced-by-virus-like-particle-vaccine-containing-tandem-repeat-gene-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-g-protein
#11
Ah-Ra Kim, Dong-Hun Lee, Su-Hwa Lee, Ilaria Rubino, Hyo-Jick Choi, Fu-Shi Quan
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract illness in infants, young children and the elderly. However, there is no licensed vaccine available against RSV infection. In this study, we generated virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine and investigated the vaccine efficacy in a mouse model. For VLP vaccines, tandem gene (1-780 bp) for V1 VLPs and tandem repeat gene (repeated 450-780 bp) for V5 VLPs were constructed in pFastBacTM vectors, respectively. Influenza matrix protein 1 (M1) was used as a core protein in the VLPs...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337196/nicorandil-and-theophylline-can-protect-experimental-rats-against-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-rheumatoid-arthritis-through-modulation-of-jak-stat-rankl-signaling-pathway
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Ahmed Gaafar Ahmed Gaafar, Basim Anwar Shehata Messiha, Ahmed Mohamed Labib Abdelkafy
Signaling pathways are interesting fields of study of pathogenesis and treatment trials. We elucidated the possible protective effects of nicorandil (15mg/kg/day) and theophylline (20mg/kg/day) on experimentally-induced RA, focusing on the role of JAK (Janus Kinase) / STAT (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription) / RANKL (Receptor Activator of Nuclear factor-Kappa B Ligand) / cytokine signaling pathway. Four sets of experiments were performed. First, effect of test agents on normal animals was evaluated...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336711/circulating-serum-interleukin-6-serum-chitinase-3-like-protein-1-and-plasma-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-are-not-predictive-for-remission-and-radiographic-progression-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-post-hoc-explorative-and-validation-studies
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C H Brahe, C Dehlendorff, M Østergaard, J S Johansen, L M Ørnbjerg, K Hørslev-Petersen, K Stengaard-Pedersen, P Junker, T Ellingsen, H Lindegaard, I Hansen, T Lottenburger, S Jacobsen, A G Jurik, M L Hetland
OBJECTIVE: To investigate serum interleukin-6 (IL-6), serum chitinase-3-like protein-1 (YKL-40), and plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) as measures of disease activity and predictors of clinical remission and radiographic progression in two early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHOD: Treatment-naïve patients with early RA (< 6 months' duration) and active disease, participating in two investigator-initiated RCTs, were treated according to a predefined treat-to-target algorithm aiming at inflammatory control, using methotrexate (MTX) + cyclosporine versus MTX + placebo (CIMESTRA study, n = 150, 5 year follow-up) or MTX + adalimumab versus MTX + placebo (OPERA study, n = 180, 2 year follow-up)...
January 16, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336646/anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies-other-common-autoantibodies-and-smoking-as-risk-factors-for-lymphoma-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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E Baecklund, C Backlin, J Rönnelid, R Toes, Twj Huizinga, E Åhlin, J Askling, F H Hochberg, L Klareskog, J Kay, K E Smedby
OBJECTIVES: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of lymphoma. There is no biomarker to indicate future lymphoma risk in RA and it is not known whether factors associated with an increased risk of RA also confer an increased risk of lymphoma. We investigated whether anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies, other autoantibodies, and smoking, are associated with lymphoma development in RA. METHOD: From two population-based case-control studies, the Scandinavian Lymphoma Etiology (SCALE) study and the Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis (EIRA) I study, we identified lymphoma cases with a validated RA diagnosis (n = 50), to whom we matched study participants with RA but no lymphoma (n = 261), lymphoma but no RA (n = 257), and neither RA nor lymphoma (n = 233)...
January 16, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336618/rheumatoid-arthritis-a-single-center-egyptian-experience
#15
B R Sakr, M M Elfishawi, M H ElArousy, A K Hatw, A N AbdulKarim, A B Tammam, A N Kotp, M E Hamed, I E Genedy, E D El Desouky, Z O Nawito
OBJECTIVE: Demonstration of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) characteristics in a large cohort of Egyptian patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data of 3219 RA patients attending the Rheumatology outpatient clinic, Kasr Alainy Hospital, Cairo University; from January 1995 till December 2015. RESULTS: Mean age at disease onset was 36.1 ±13.4 years; 2774 (84%) were females and mean disease duration was 12.9 ±7.9 years. Regarding number of joint affected at disease onset; polyarticular pattern was found in 77...
January 16, 2018: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336365/il1f7-gene-polymorphism-is-not-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-susceptibility-in-the-northern-chinese-han-population-a-case-control-study
#16
Xiao-Ying Zhang, Yu Zuo, Chun Li, Xin Tu, Hu-Ji Xu, Jian-Ping Guo, Zhan-Guo Li, Rong Mu
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-37, also called IL1F7, is a natural inhibitor of inflammatory and immune responses. It is involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study aimed to investigate the role of IL1F7 gene polymorphism in RA susceptibility in a large cohort of patients. METHODS: Five selected single-nucleotide polymorphisms in IL1F7 genes (rs2723186, rs3811046, rs4241122, rs4364030, and rs4392270) were genotyped by TaqMan Allelic Discrimination in Northern Chinese Han population...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336191/teratogenic-potential-of-nanoencapsulated-vitamin-a-evaluated-on-an-alternative-model-organism-the-tunicate-ciona-intestinalis
#17
Roberta Pennati, Raoul Manenti, Antonella Stillitano, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Giorgio Scarì, Silvia Mercurio, Elena Menegola
Nano-encapsulation is a technology used to pack substances in order to enhance their stability and bioavailability, but this packing may interact with living systems, causing unexpected toxicity. Vitamin A (vit A) is a substance that has received attention, because in developed countries, the increasing availability of supplements is leading to its excessive intake. This study aims to compare teratogenic effects caused by exposure to the traditional formulation of vit A versus nano-encapsulated vit A. We used ascidian embryos as an alternative model...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336137/in-vitro-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-hair-cells-using-growth-factors
#18
Mohammad-Reza Mahmoudian-Sani, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Mohammad-Saeid Jami, Massoud Saidijam
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we attempted to differentiated human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) to auditory hair cells using growth factors. METHODS: Retinoic acid (RA), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), and epidermal growth factor (EGF) were added to hBMSCs cell culture medium. The cells were evaluated morphologically and the expression of SOX2, POU4F3, MYO7A, and Calretinin at mRNA level and ATOH1 mRNA and protein expression. RESULTS: After treatment with the growth factors, the morphology of the cells did not change, but evaluation of gene expression at the mRNA level increased the expression of the ATOH1, SOX2, and POU4F3 markers...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335781/peripartum-events-associated-with-severe-neurologic-morbidity-and-mortality-among-acidemic-neonates
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Sivan Zuarez-Easton, Sally Hosary, Noah Zafran, Gali Garmi, Clari Felszer, Raed Salim
PURPOSE: To identify peripartum events that may predict the development of short-term neurologic morbidity and mortality among acidemic neonates. METHODS: Retrospective case-control study conducted at a single-teaching hospital on data from January 2010 to December 2015. The study cohort group included all acidemic neonates (cord artery pH ≤ 7.1) born at ≥ 34 weeks. Primary outcome was a composite including any of the following: neonatal encephalopathy, convulsions, intra-ventricular hemorrhage, or neonatal death...
January 15, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335348/the-dorsal-4-finger-technique-a-novel-method-to-examine-metacarpophalangeal-joints-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Mohammed A Omair, Pooneh Akhavan, Ali Naraghi, Shikha Mittoo, Juan Xiong, Deborah Weber, Daming Lin, Melissa Weber, Edward C Keystone
OBJECTIVE: To describe the dorsal 4-finger technique (DFFT) in examining metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and compare it to the traditional 2-finger technique (TFT) using ultrasound (US) as a gold standard. METHODS: Four rheumatologists evaluated 180 MCP joints of 18 patients with RA. All patients underwent US for greyscale (GSUS) and power Doppler US (PDUS). Agreements between rheumatologists, the 2 techniques, and US were evaluated using Cohen κ and the first-order agreement coefficient (AC1) κ methods...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
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