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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327913/the-use-of-oxford-nanopore-native-barcoding-for-complete-genome-assembly
#1
Sion C Bayliss, Vicky L Hunt, Maho Yokoyama, Harry A Thorpe, Edward J Feil
Background: The Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION(TM) is a mobile DNA sequencer that can produce long read sequences with a short turn-around time. Here we report the first demonstration of single contig genome assembly using Oxford Nanopore native barcoding when applied to a multiplexed library of 12 samples and combined with existing Illumina short-read data. This paves the way for the closure of multiple bacterial genomes from a single MinION(TM) sequencing run, given the availability of existing short-read data...
February 24, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322093/peripheral-invariant-natural-killer-t-cell-deficiency-in-metabolically-unhealthy-but-normal-weight-versus-metabolically-healthy-but-obese-individuals
#2
Xiao-Li Wang, Xiang-Yun Chang, Xiao-Xiao Tang, Zhi-Gang Chen, Ting Zhou, Kan Sun
Objective To investigate the proportion of circulating invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells in four body health types. Methods In this cross-sectional study, participants were classified into four body health types according to the body mass index and metabolic status: metabolically healthy and normal weight (MHNW), metabolically unhealthy but normal weight (MUNW), metabolically healthy but obese (MHO), or metabolically unhealthy and obese (MUO). Demographic and clinical characteristics were measured, and the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and visceral adiposity index (VAI) were calculated...
December 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318912/less-liver-fibrosis-in-metabolically-healthy-compared-with-metabolically-unhealthy-obese-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#3
Y Gutiérrez-Grobe, E Juárez-Hernández, B A Sánchez-Jiménez, M H Uribe-Ramos, M H Ramos-Ostos, M Uribe, N C Chávez-Tapia
AIM: This cross-sectional study evaluated liver fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and compared the characteristics of metabolically healthy obese (MHO) with metabolically unhealthy obese (MUHO) patients. METHODS: The study was nested within a randomized clinical trial (RCT) and included obese patients with NAFLD, as determined by liver ultrasonography. Fibrosis was assessed by transient elastography, and AST-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and NAFLD score...
March 16, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294315/predictors-of-incident-obesity-phenotype-in-non-obese-healthy-adults
#4
Anita Eftekharzadeh, Golaleh Asghari, Sara Serahati, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Ali Azizi, Maryam Barzin, Parvin Mirmiran, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: Despite their different cardiovascular consequences, little is known about predictors of metabolically healthy (MHO) and metabolically unhealthy (MUHO) obesity. This cohort study was designed to address this question in participants of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Employing the Joint Interim Statement (JIS) metabolic syndrome criteria to define MHO/MUHO phenotypes, non-obese, otherwise healthy individuals, aged >20 years (n= 3489) were recruited and followed up for a median of 13...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290879/-adipokines-level-in-metabolically-healthy-obese-saint-petersburg-inhabitants-esse-rf
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M A Boyarinova, A V Orlov, O P Rotar, A S Alieva, E V Moguchaya, E U Vasileva, V N Soltsev, E I Baranova, A O Konradi
AIM: to elucidate prevalence of phenotypes of metabolically heathy obesity (MHO) among inhabitants of Saint-Petersburg using various criteria and assess dependence levels of adipokines on obesity phenotype. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Within a framework of epidemiologic study ESSE-RF we formed a random sample of 1600 Saint-Petersburg inhabitants stratified according to gender and age. Examination of participants included anthropometry with measurement of waist circumference CRP and estimation of body mass index (BMI), measurement of arterial pressure, determination of fasting blood glucose, insulin (with calculation of index of insulin resistance -IIR), lipid spectrum, C-reactive protein (CRP), adiponectin, leptin...
August 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238496/prevalence-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-chinese-obese-women-of-reproductive-age-with-or-without-metabolic-syndrome
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Peiwen Liang, Liuqing Xi, Juan Shi, Wanyu Li, Shaoqian Zhao, Yuying Deng, Rui Wang, Yingkai Sun, Bin Gu, Lihui Yuan, Yifei Zhang, Weiqiong Gu, Weiqing Wang, Jie Hong
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and related clinical characteristics between metabolically unhealthy obese (MUO) and metabolically healthy obese (MHO) women of reproductive age. DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical study. SETTING: Tertiary hospital. PATIENT(S): We studied 299 MUO and 122 MHO Chinese women matched on body mass index. Metabolically healthy obese was defined as obesity with no more than one metabolic abnormality...
February 23, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236433/regulators-of-mitochondrial-quality-control-differ-in-subcutaneous-fat-of-metabolically-healthy-and-unhealthy-obese-monkeys
#7
Kylie Kavanagh, Ashley T Davis, Diane E Peters, Andre C LeGrand, Manish S Bharadwaj, Anthony J A Molina
OBJECTIVE: Obesity exists with and without accompanying cardiometabolic disease, termed metabolically unhealthy obesity (MUO) and healthy obesity (MHO), respectively. Underlying differences in the ability of subcutaneous (SQ) fat to respond to nutrient excess are emerging as a key pathway. This study aimed to document the first spontaneous animal model of MHO and MUO and differences in SQ adipose tissue. METHODS: Vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops; N = 171) were screened for metabolic syndrome...
February 25, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213199/cardiovascular-risk-in-different-obesity-phenotypes-over-a-decade-follow-up-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study
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Bita Mirzaei, Hengameh Abdi, Sara Serahati, Maryam Barzin, Mahtab Niroomand, Fereidoun Azizi, Farhad Hosseinpanah
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Considering the inconsistent data available on cardiovascular (CV) risk of different obesity phenotypes, the aim of this study was to investigate the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in different obesity phenotypes over a median follow-up of 12 years. METHODS: In this large population-based cohort, 7842 participants (44.8% men), aged ≥ 30 years, were enrolled. Participants were divided into six phenotypes based on body mass index and metabolic status...
March 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182633/characterizing-the-coding-region-determinant-binding-protein-crd-bp-microphthalmia-associated-transcription-factor-mitf-mrna-interaction
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Gerrit van Rensburg, Sebastian Mackedenski, Chow H Lee
Coding region determinant-binding protein (CRD-BP) binds to the 3'-UTR of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) mRNA to prevent its targeted degradation by miR-340. Here, we aim to further understand the molecular interaction between CRD-BP and MITF RNA. Using point mutation in the GXXG motif of each KH domains, we showed that all four KH domains of CRD-BP are important for their physical association with MITF RNA. We mapped the CRD-BP-binding site in the 3'-UTR of MITF RNA from nts 1330-1740 and showed that the 49-nt fragment 1621-1669 is the minimal size MITF RNA for binding...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177726/vitamin-d-status-is-not-related-to-insulin-resistance-in-different-phenotypes-of-moderate-obesity
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Manal Al Masri, Ahmed Jerome Romain, Catherine Boegner, Laurent Maimoun, Denis Mariano-Goulart, Vincent Attalin, Elodie Leprieur, Marion Picandet, Antoine Avignon, Ariane Sultan
Low plasma 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25OHD) and high levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) are associated with obesity and could play a role in the occurrence of complications such as insulin resistance. The objective of the study was to evaluate whether the relationship between 25OHD status and phosphocalcic parameters differs between metabolically healthy obese (MHO) and insulin-resistant obese (IRO). This cross-sectional study included 158 consecutive adults (121 females) with obesity (body mass index (BMI) 35...
January 3, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160438/metabolically-healthy-obesity-and-incident-chronic-kidney-disease-the-role-of-systemic-inflammation-in-a-prospective-study
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Lin Lin, Kui Peng, Rui Du, Xiaolin Huang, Jieli Lu, Yu Xu, Min Xu, Yuhong Chen, Yufang Bi, Weiqing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) phenotype and incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a Chinese population and whether systemic inflammation affects this association. METHODS: A cohort study was performed with 2,491 Chinese adults. Body mass index ≥ 25.0 kg/m(2) was defined as obesity. CKD was defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate < 60 mL/min per 1.73 m(2) or urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio ≥ 30 mg/g...
March 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143590/the-most-important-questions-in-cancer-research-and-clinical-oncology-question-2-5-obesity-related-cancers-more-questions-than-answers
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EDITORIAL
Ajit Venniyoor
Obesity is recognized as the second highest risk factor for cancer. The pathogenic mechanisms underlying tobacco-related cancers are well characterized and effective programs have led to a decline in smoking and related cancers, but there is a global epidemic of obesity without a clear understanding of how obesity causes cancer. Obesity is heterogeneous, and approximately 25% of obese individuals remain healthy (metabolically healthy obese, MHO), so which fat deposition (subcutaneous versus visceral, adipose versus ectopic) is "malignant"? What is the mechanism of carcinogenesis? Is it by metabolic dysregulation or chronic inflammation? Through which chemokines/genes/signaling pathways does adipose tissue influence carcinogenesis? Can selective inhibition of these pathways uncouple obesity from cancers? Do all obesity related cancers (ORCs) share a molecular signature? Are there common (over-lapping) genetic loci that make individuals susceptible to obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cancers? Can we identify precursor lesions of ORCs and will early intervention of high risk individuals alter the natural history? It appears unlikely that the obesity epidemic will be controlled anytime soon; answers to these questions will help to reduce the adverse effect of obesity on human condition...
January 31, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992361/risk-factors-that-affect-metabolic-health-status-in-obese-children
#13
Selin Elmaogullari, Fatma Demirel, Nihal Hatipoglu
BACKGROUND: While some obese children are metabolically healthy (MHO), some have additional health problems, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and hepatosteatosis, which increase mortality and morbidity related to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) during adulthood. These children are metabolically unhealthy obese (MUO) children. In this study we assessed the factors that affect metabolic health in obesity and the clinical and laboratory findings that distinguish between MHO and MUO children...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934268/volatile-organic-compound-emissions-from-humans-indoors
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Xiaochen Tang, Pawel K Misztal, William W Nazaroff, Allen H Goldstein
Research on the sources of indoor airborne chemicals has traditionally focused on outdoor air, building materials, furnishings, and activities such as smoking, cooking, and cleaning. Relatively little research has examined the direct role of occupant emissions, even though this source clearly contributes to indoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and influences indoor chemistry. In this work, we quantify occupant-related gaseous VOC emissions in a university classroom using a proton-transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometer...
December 6, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923446/obesity-is-more-closely-related-with-hepatic-steatosis-and-fibrosis-measured-by-transient-elastography-than-metabolic-health-status
#15
Ji Hye Huh, Kwang Joon Kim, Seung Up Kim, Seung Hwan Han, Kwang-Hyub Han, Bong-Soo Cha, Choon Hee Chung, Byung-Wan Lee
OBJECTIVE: The pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) involves multiple concomitant events induced by obesity and metabolic health condition. This study aimed to assess the risk of NAFLD according to metabolic health and obesity status using transient elastography (TE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2198 asymptomatic adults without chronic liver disease and who underwent a medical health check-up were recruited. Subjects were categorized into four groups according to metabolic health and obesity statuses: metabolically healthy non-obese (MHNO); metabolically unhealthy non-obese (MUNO); metabolically healthy obese (MHO); and metabolically unhealthy obese (MUO)...
January 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907186/inter-tissue-gene-co-expression-networks-between-metabolically-healthy-and-unhealthy-obese-individuals
#16
Lisette J A Kogelman, Jingyuan Fu, Lude Franke, Jan Willem Greve, Marten Hofker, Sander S Rensen, Haja N Kadarmideen
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with severe co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. However, studies have shown that 10-25 percent of the severely obese individuals are metabolically healthy. To date, the identification of genetic factors underlying the metabolically healthy obese (MHO) state is limited. Systems genetics approaches have led to the identification of genes and pathways in complex diseases. Here, we have used such approaches across tissues to detect genes and pathways involved in obesity-induced disease development...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905531/a-indicator-of-visceral-adipose-dysfunction-to-evaluate-metabolic-health-in-adult-chinese
#17
Ming-Feng Xia, Ying Chen, Huan-Dong Lin, Hui Ma, Xiao-Ming Li, Qiqige Aleteng, Qian Li, Dan Wang, Yu Hu, Bai-Shen Pan, Xue-Jun Li, Xiao-Ying Li, Xin Gao
Visceral adipose dysfunction is a major cause of metabolic disorders. However, there is lack of a clinical index for prediction of visceral fat dysfunction in Asians. The present study aims to establish a visceral adiposity index for evaluation of metabolic health status in Chinese, the largest Asian ethnic group. 485 subjects were recruited from Lianqian Community, Xiamen and received abdominal computed tomography(CT) for visceral fat area. A Chinese visceral adiposity index (CVAI) was created using multivariate linear regression analyses, and was further validated in 6495 subjects recruited from Changfeng Community, Shanghai...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897994/disability-physical-inactivity-and-impaired-health-related-quality-of-life-are-not-different-in-metabolically-healthy-vs-unhealthy-obese-subjects
#18
Lorenzo M Donini, Gianluca Merola, Eleonora Poggiogalle, Carla Lubrano, Lucio Gnessi, Stefania Mariani, Silvia Migliaccio, Andrea Lenzi
BACKGROUND: Obesity represents a major health hazard, affecting morbidity, psychological status, physical functionality, quality of life, and mortality. The aim of the present study was to explore the differences between metabolically healthy (MHO) and metabolically unhealthy (MUO) obese subjects with regard to physical activity, disability, and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). METHODS: All subjects underwent a multidimensional evaluation, encompassing the assessment of body composition, metabolic biomarkers and inflammation, physical activity level (IPAQ questionnaire), disability (TSD-OC test), and HR-QoL (SF-36 questionnaire)...
November 25, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866959/evaluating-the-risk-of-hypertension-according-to-the-metabolic-health-status-stratified-by-degree-of-obesity
#19
Jae-Hong Ryoo, Sung Keun Park, Chang-Mo Oh, Young-Jun Choi, Ju Youn Chung, Woo Taek Ham, Taegi Jung
Despite the accumulated evidence showing the significant association between hypertension and obesity, it remains unclear how metabolic healthy status of obesity have an impact on the development of hypertension. Thus, this study was to investigate the risk of hypertension according to the metabolic healthy status stratified by the degree of obesity. A cohort of 25,442 Korean men without hypertension at baseline was followed-up from 2005 to 2010. They were divided into the following 6 phenotypes according to their baseline metabolic health and obesity status: metabolically healthy normal weight (MH-NW), metabolically healthy overweight (MH-OW), metabolically healthy obese (MHO), metabolically unhealthy normal weight (MU-NW), metabolically unhealthy overweight (MU-OW), and metabolically unhealthy obese (MUO)...
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853670/features-of-omental-adipose-tissue-in-endometrial-cancer-patients-with-standard-or-metabolically-healthy-obesity-associations-with-tumor-process-characteristics
#20
Lev M Berstein, Aglaya G Iyevleva, Marina S Mukhina, Dmitry A Vasilyev, Tatyana E Poroshina
PURPOSE: Adipose tissue products may contribute to endometrial cancer (EC) initiation and further growth that encourages the analysis of this issue in patients with different obesity phenotypes. METHODS/PATIENTS: Omental fat depot characteristics were studied in EC patients (n = 57) with "standard" (SO) or "metabolically healthy" (MHO) obesity. Collected omental samples were evaluated by immunohistochemistry /IHC/ for brown fat marker UCP1, CYP19 (aromatase) and macrophage infiltration markers (CD68, CD163, crown-like structures/CLS) expression...
2016: SpringerPlus
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