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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815568/gliptin-therapy-reduces-hepatic-and-myocardial-fat-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-gliptins-and-cardiometabolic-risk
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Lana Kosi-Trebotic, Jürgen Harreiter, Marek Chmelik, Anita Thomas, Ivica Just-Kukurova, Siegfried Trattnig, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer
AIMS: Increased hepatic and cardiac fat are common in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and associated with greater risk of liver fibrosis and cardiovascular (CV) events. Sex-specific differences of Dipeptidyl peptidase-four (DPP-4) inhibitor effects on hepatic (HCL) and myocardial fat content (MYCL) have not been evaluated yet. METHODS: 41 T2DM patients received a gliptin add-on therapy when not reaching HbA1c goals under metformin monotherapy. They underwent cardiac and liver magnetic resonance tomography and spectroscopy before and 6 months after therapy initiation...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814234/biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-haemodialysis-patients
#2
Beata Franczyk, Anna Gluba-Brzózka, Jacek Rysz
BACKGROUND: All stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are associated with increased risks of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. According to studies, levels of copeptin, growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) and heart fatty-acid binding protein (h-FABP) are increased in dialysis patients. MATERIALS: This study included 50 patients (19 women, 31 men) chronically undergoing haemodialysis. The concentration of markers: copeptin, GDF-15, h-FABP, troponin and serum creatine kinase MB (CKMB) were measured with the use of ELISA tests...
August 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793326/thermal-oxidation-of-nuclear-graphite-a-large-scale-waste-treatment-option
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Alex Theodosiou, Abbie N Jones, Barry J Marsden
This study has investigated the laboratory scale thermal oxidation of nuclear graphite, as a proof-of-concept for the treatment and decommissioning of reactor cores on a larger industrial scale. If showed to be effective, this technology could have promising international significance with a considerable impact on the nuclear waste management problem currently facing many countries worldwide. The use of thermal treatment of such graphite waste is seen as advantageous since it will decouple the need for an operational Geological Disposal Facility (GDF)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771550/gdf-15-predicts-cardiovascular-events-in-acute-chest-pain-patients
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Stergios Tzikas, Lars Palapies, Constantinos Bakogiannis, Tanja Zeller, Christoph Sinning, Stephan Baldus, Christoph Bickel, Vassilios Vassilikos, Karl J Lackner, Andreas Zeiher, Thomas Münzel, Stefan Blankenberg, Till Keller
BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients presenting with possible acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is based on timely diagnosis and proper risk stratification aided by biomarkers. We aimed at evaluating the predictive value of GDF-15 in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of AMI. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting with suspected AMI were enrolled in three study centers. Cardiovascular events were assessed during a follow-up period of 6 months with a combined endpoint of death or MI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771481/quantitative-and-qualitative-estimation-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-burden-in-vivo-at-7t-mri-using-gadospin-f-in-comparison-to-en-face-preparation-evaluated-in-apoe-ko-mice
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Caroline Jung, Sabine Christiansen, Michael Gerhard Kaul, Eva Koziolek, Rudolph Reimer, Jörg Heeren, Gerhard Adam, Markus Heine, Harald Ittrich
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to quantify atherosclerotic plaque burden by volumetric assessment and T1 relaxivity measurement at 7T MRI using Gadospin F (GDF) in comparison to en face based measurements. METHODS AND RESULTS: 9-weeks old ApoE-/- (n = 5 for each group) and wildtype mice (n = 5) were set on high fat diet (HFD). Progression group received MRI at 9, 13, 17 and 21 weeks after HFD initiation. Regression group was reswitched to chow diet (CD) after 13 weeks HFD and monitored with MRI for 12 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771196/preparation-and-evaluation-of-dexamethasone-dex-growth-and-differentiation-factor-5-gdf-5-surface-modified-titanium-using-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-conjugated-heparin-cd-hep-for-enhanced-osteogenic-activity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Dae Hyeok Yang, Sun-Jung Yoon, Deok-Won Lee
The most ideal implant models in the dental and orthopedic fields to minimize the failure rate of implantation involve the improvement of osseointegration with host bone. Therefore, a focus of this study is the preparation of surface-modified titanium (Ti) samples of disc and screw types using dexamethasone (DEX) and/or growth and differentiation factor-5 (GDF-5), as well as the evaluation of their efficacies on bone formation in vitro and in vivo. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and contact angle measurement were used to evaluate the surface chemical composition, surface morphology and wettability, respectively...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762934/-diagnostic-value-of-biochemical-markers-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-with-reduced-borderline-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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E V Bazaeva, R P Myasnikov, V A Metelskaya, S A Boytsov
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The study of the diagnostic value of biochemical markers of myocardial stress and inflammation in chronic heart failure (CHF) with different values of the ejection fraction (EF) of the left ventricle (LV). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The cross-sectional study included 105 patients aged 24 to 84 years (mean 58+/-14 years) with stable chronic heart failure I-II NYHA functional class classification. The causes of CHF were ischemic heart disease (IHD) in 33% of patients and arterial hypertension (AH) - 67%...
March 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762762/gdf-15-and-trail-r2-are-powerful-predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Emma Skau, Egil Henriksen, Philippe Wagner, Pär Hedberg, Agneta Siegbahn, Jerzy Leppert
Background The Proximity Extension Assay proteomics chip provides a large-scale analysis of 92 biomarkers linked to cardiovascular disease or inflammation. We aimed to identify the biomarkers that best predicted long-term all-cause mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Methods In this prospective cohort study, 92 biomarkers were analysed in 847 consecutive patients from the Västmanland Myocardial Infarction Study with a median follow-up of 6.9 years. Results The mean (± standard deviation) age of the patients was 70 (11...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760218/growth-differentiation-factor-15-and-risk-of-major-bleeding-in-atrial-fibrillation-insights-from-the-randomized-evaluation-of-long-term-anticoagulation-therapy-re-ly-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ziad Hijazi, Jonas Oldgren, Ulrika Andersson, Stuart J Connolly, John W Eikelboom, Michael D Ezekowitz, Paul A Reilly, Salim Yusuf, Agneta Siegbahn, Lars Wallentin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and validate the prognostic value of growth-differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) beyond clinical characteristics and other biomarkers concerning bleeding and stroke outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation in the RE-LY trial. METHODS: GDF-15 was measured in samples collected at randomization in 8,474 patients with a median follow-up time of 1.9 years. Patients were stratified based on predefined GDF-15 cutoffs: group 1, <1,200 ng/L (the 90th percentile in healthy individuals); group 2, 1,200-1,800; and group 3, >1,800 ng/L (high-risk individuals)...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734463/usefulness-of-elevated-levels-of-growth-differentiation-factor-15-to-classify-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-having-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-who-would-benefit-from-high-dose-statin-therapy
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Ioannis Tentzeris, Serdar Farhan, Matthias Karl Freynhofer, Miklos Rohla, Rudolf Jarai, Birgit Vogel, Sabina Baumgartner-Parzer, Michael Nürnberg, Alexander Geppert, Emil Wessely, Johann Wojta, Kurt Huber, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) plasma concentration at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) might help identify those patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), who benefit most from high-dose statin treatment. Two hundred eighty-four consecutive patients, who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ACS, were included in a prospective registry. The combined end point at 3 months after PCI consisted of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and unstable angina...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723591/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-the-myostatin-gene-and-its-association-with-growth-traits-in-noble-scallop-chlamys-nobilis
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Sigang Fan, Youhou Xu, Baosuo Liu, Wenyao He, Bo Zhang, Jiaqi Su, Dahui Yu
Myostatin (MSTN), also called growth and differentiation factor-8 (GDF-8), is a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily and an inhibitor of muscle differentiation and growth. In this report, we identified and characterized a MSTN gene (CnMSTN) from the scallop Chlamys nobilis. The open reading frame of CnMSTN was 1374bp in length, encoding 457 amino acids. The structure of CnMSTN included a putative signal peptide, a TGF-β propeptide domain, and a conserved TGF-β domain. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the CnMSTN gene was clustered in the same subgroup with the MSTN gene found in Mollusca...
July 16, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721832/biomarkers-associated-with-bleeding-risk-in-the-setting-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Skevos Sideris, Stefanos Archontakis, George Latsios, George Lazaros, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Manolis Vavuranakis, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Konstantinos Gatzoulis, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Background Prevention of thromboembolic disease, mainly stroke, with oral anticoagulants remains a major therapeutic goal in patients with atrial fibrillation. Unfortunately, despite the high efficacy, anticoagulant therapy is associated with a significant risk of, frequently catastrophic, hemorrhagic complications. Among different clinical and laboratory parameters related to an increased risk of bleeding, several biological markers have been recognized and various risk scores for bleeding have been developed...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708493/effects-of-fsh-addition-to-an-enriched-medium-containing-insulin-and-egf-after-long-term-culture-on-functionality-of-equine-ovarian-biopsy-tissue
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F L N Aguiar, G D A Gastal, G M Ishak, M O Gastal, D I A Teixeira, J M Feugang, J R Figueiredo, E L Gastal
The effect of FSH supplementation on an enriched cultured medium containing insulin (10 ng/mL) and EGF (50 ng/mL) was investigated on in vitro culture of equine ovarian biopsy tissue. Ovarian tissue fragments were collected from mares (n = 10) and distributed in the following treatments: noncultured control, cultured control, and cultured + FSH. Both treated groups were cultured for 7 or 15 days. The end points evaluated were: follicular morphology, estradiol levels in the culture medium, fluorescence intensity for TUNEL, EGFR and Ki-67 detection, and gene expression of GDF-9, BMP-15, and Cyclin-D2 in the ovarian tissue...
April 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700471/plasma-cytokines-can-help-to-identify-the-development-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis-on-admission
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Li-Hui Deng, Cheng Hu, Wen-Hao Cai, Wei-Wei Chen, Xiao-Xin Zhang, Na Shi, Wei Huang, Yun Ma, Tao Jin, Zi-Qi Lin, Kun Jiang, Jia Guo, Xiao-Nan Yang, Qing Xia
Severe acute pancreatitis (AP) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early severity stratification remains a challenging issue to overcome to improve outcomes. We aim to find novel plasma cytokines for the early identification of severe AP according to the revised Atlanta criteria.In this prospective observational study, 30 cytokines, screened semiquantitatively with a human multicytokine array, were submitted to quantitative determination using either microparticle-based multiplex immunoassays analyzed on a Luminex 100 platform or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683166/multibiomarker-analysis-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Christiana Schernthaner, Michael Lichtenauer, Bernhard Wernly, Vera Paar, Rudin Pistulli, Ilonka Rohm, Christian Jung, Hans-Reiner Figulla, Attila Yilmaz, Janne Cadamuro, Elisabeth Haschke-Becher, John Pernow, Paul Christian Schulze, Uta C Hoppe, Daniel Kretzschmar
BACKGROUND: Novel biomarkers representing different pathobiological pathways and their role in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were studied. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed serum levels of soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2), growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) and plasma fetuin A in blood of patients with AMI (STEMI, n = 61; NSTEMI, n = 57) compared to controls with excluded coronary artery disease (n = 76)...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667186/analytically-sensitive-protein-detection-in-microtiter-plates-by-proximity-ligation-with-rolling-circle-amplification
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Tonge Ebai, Felipe Marques Souza de Oliveira, Liza Löf, Lotta Wik, Caroline Schweiger, Anders Larsson, Ulrich Keilholtz, Johannes Haybaeck, Ulf Landegren, Masood Kamali-Moghaddam
BACKGROUND: Detecting proteins at low concentrations in plasma can be crucial for early diagnosis. Current techniques used in clinical routine, such as sandwich ELISA, provide for protein detection because of a dependence on target recognition by pairs of antibodies, but detection of low protein concentrations is often called for. Proximity ligation assay with rolling circle amplification (PLARCA) is an adaptation of the proximity ligation assay (PLA) for analytically specific and sensitive protein detection via binding of target proteins by 3 antibodies, and signal amplification via rolling circle amplification (RCA) in microtiter wells, in a manner easily adapted to instrumentation in use in hospitals...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664745/association-between-pentraxin-3-and-growth-differentiation-factor-15-in-adolescent-male-swimmers
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N Karakuyu, M Belviranli, N Okudan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate plasma pentraxin 3 (PTX3) and growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) concentrations in adolescent male swimmers and compare any possible interactions with canonical biochemical parameters. METHODS: Twenty-six adolescent male swimmers and 29 gender- and age-matched sedentary controls participated in this study. Fasting blood samples were taken from the participants. Biochemical values and plasma PTX3 and GDF-15 levels were measured...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660077/relationship-between-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-and-hemoglobin-present-in-the-optic-nerve-head-in-glaucoma
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Marta Gonzalez-Hernandez, Jose Sigut Saavedra, Manuel Gonzalez de la Rosa
PURPOSE: To observe the relationship between topographic hemoglobin levels in the optic nerve head (ONH), the rim thickness (BMO-MRW), and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness. METHODS: 96 normal eyes and 82 glaucomas were examined using TOP strategy (Octopus 300 perimeter), SPECTRALIS OCT, and Laguna ONhE program which estimates hemoglobin from conventional color photographs (Horus Scope DEC 200 fundus camera). RESULTS: The correlation between Laguna ONhE glaucoma discriminant function (GDF) and SPECTRALIS BMO-MRW was R = 0...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645219/pullulan-microbeads-si-hpmc-hydrogel-injectable-system-for-the-sustained-delivery-of-gdf-5-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-new-insight-into-intervertebral-disc-regenerative-medicine
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Nina Henry, Johann Clouet, Audrey Fragale, Louise Griveau, Claire Chédeville, Joëlle Véziers, Pierre Weiss, Jean Le Bideau, Jérôme Guicheux, Catherine Le Visage
Discogenic low back pain is considered a major health concern and no etiological treatments are today available to tackle this disease. To clinically address this issue at early stages, there is a rising interest in the stimulation of local cells by in situ injection of growth factors targeting intervertebral disc (IVD) degenerative process. Despite encouraging safety and tolerability results in clinic, growth factors efficacy may be further improved. To this end, the use of a delivery system allowing a sustained release, while protecting growth factors from degradation appears of particular interest...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644092/single-and-multiple-cardiovascular-biomarkers-in-subjects-without-a-previous-cardiovascular-event
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Manan Pareek, Deepak L Bhatt, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Arman Qamar, Axel Cp Diederichsen, Jacob Eifer Møller, Peter Hindersson, Margrét Leósdóttir, Martin Magnusson, Peter M Nilsson, Michael H Olsen
Aims To assess the incremental value of biomarkers, including N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15), and procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide (P1NP), in predicting incident cardiovascular events and mortality among asymptomatic individuals from the general population, beyond traditional risk factors, including fasting glucose and renal function (cystatin C), medication use, and echocardiographic measures...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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