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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-936370

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OBJECTIVE@#To study the cytokine patterns in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and healthy individuals and identify candidate serum biomarkers for clinical diagnosis of RA.@*METHODS@#This study was conducted among 59 patients diagnosed with RA in our hospital from 2015 to 2019 with 46 age- and gender-matched healthy subjects who received regular physical examinations in our hospital as the control group. Serological autoimmune profiles of 5 RA patients and 5 healthy control subjects were obtained from human cytokine microarrays. We selected 4 differentially expressed cytokines (LIMPII, ROBO3, Periostin and IGFBP-4) and 2 soluble cytokine receptors of interest (2B4 and Tie-2) and examined their serum levels using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 54 RA patients and 41 healthy control subjects. Spearman correlation test was performed to assess the correlation of serum cytokine and soluble receptor expression levels with the clinical features including rheumatoid factor (RF), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), disease activity score (DAS28) and health assessment questionnaire (HAQ). Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was used to evaluate the diagnostic capability of these cytokines.@*RESULTS@#We identified 6 dysregulated cytokines and soluble receptors (2B4, LIMPII, Tie-2, ROBO3, periostin and IGFBP-4) in RA patients (P < 0.01). The serum levels of LIMPII, ROBO3 and periostin were significantly correlated with the disease activity indicators including RF (P < 0.001), CRP (P < 0.001), DAS28 (P < 0.001) and HAQ (P < 0.001) in RA patients. Among the 6 candidate cytokines, 2B4 showed the largest area under the curve (AUC) of 0.861 for RA diagnosis (P < 0.001), followed then by LIMPII, ROBO3, periostin, Tie-2 and IGFBP-4.@*CONCLUSION@#Serum levels of LIMPII, ROBO3 and periostin can be indicative of the disease activity of RA, and serum 2B4, LIMPII, periostin, ROBO3, IGFBP-4 and Tie-2 levels may serve as biomarkers for the diagnosis of RA.


Subject(s)
Arthritis, Rheumatoid/diagnosis , Biomarkers , C-Reactive Protein , Cytokines , Humans , Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 4 , Protein Array Analysis , Receptors, Cell Surface
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Acta Physiologica Sinica ; (6): 301-308, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-927606

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Nogo-B receptor (NgBR) is a specific receptor of Nogo-B, a member of reticulon 4 protein family. It is widely expressed in many tissues and mainly located in cell membrane and endoplasmic reticulum. Previous studies have revealed that NgBR is involved in a variety of physiological and pathophysiological processes, such as dolichol synthesis, lipid metabolism, cholesterol trafficking, insulin resistance, vascular remodeling and angiogenesis, tumorigenesis and nervous system diseases. Further studies on the molecular characteristics and biological function of NgBR might be of great significance to understand its role in diverse diseases and provide possible clinical strategies for the treatment of diseases.


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Carrier Proteins/metabolism , Endoplasmic Reticulum/metabolism , Lipid Metabolism , Nogo Proteins/metabolism , Receptors, Cell Surface/metabolism
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Rev. bras. ginecol. obstet ; 43(9): 669-675, Sept. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1351771

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Abstract Objective Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific syndrome characterized by abnormal levels of cytokines and angiogenic factors, playing a role in the disease development. The present study evaluated whether immunological markers are associated with the gestational age and with the disease severity in preeclamptic women. Methods Ninety-five women who developed PE were stratified for gestational age as preterm PE (< 37 weeks) and term PE (≥ 37 weeks of gestation) and compared for disease severity as well as plasma concentration of angiogenic factors and cytokines. The concentrations of placental growth factor (PlGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), Fms-like soluble tyrosine kinase (sFlt-1) and soluble endoglin (sEng), as well as the cytokines, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin 10 (IL-10), were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Results The comparison between preeclamptic groups showed a higher percentage of severe cases in preterm PE (82.1%) than in term PE (35.9%). Similarly, the concentrations of TNF-α, sFlt-1, and sEng, as well as TNF-α/IL-10 and sFlt-1/PlGF ratios were significantly higher in the preterm PE group. In contrast, concentrations of PlGF, VEGF, and IL-10 were significantly lower in women with preterm PE. Negative correlations between TNF-α and IL-10 (r = 0.5232) and between PlGF and sFlt1 (r = 0.4158) were detected in the preterm PE. Conclusion In pregnant women with preterm PE, there is an imbalance between immunological markers, with the predominance of anti-angiogenic factors and TNF-α, associated with adverse maternal clinical outcomes.


Resumo Objetivo A pré-eclâmpsia (PE) é uma síndrome específica da gravidez caracterizada por níveis anormais de citocinas e fatores angiogênicos, que desempenham um papel no desenvolvimento da doença. Este estudo avaliou se os marcadores imunológicos estão associados à idade gestacional e à gravidade da doença em mulheres com pré-eclâmpsia. Métodos Noventa e cinco mulheres que desenvolveram PE foram estratificadas pela idade gestacional em PE pré-termo (< 37 semanas) e PE a termo (≥ 37 semanas de gestação) e comparadas quanto à gravidade da doença, bem como à concentração plasmática de fatores angiogênicos e citocinas. As concentrações de fator de crescimento placentário (PlGF), fator de crescimento endotelial vascular (VEGF), tirosina quinase solúvel semelhante a Fms (sFlt-1) e endoglina solúvel (sEng), bem como as citocinas, fator de necrose tumoral alfa (TNF- α) e interleucina 10 (IL-10), foram determinados porensaio de imunoabsorção enzimática (ELISA, na sigla em inglês). Resultados A comparação entre os grupos com pré-eclâmpsia mostrou maior porcentagem de casos graves em PE pré-termo (82,1%) do que em PE a termo (35,9%). Da mesma forma, as concentrações de TNF-α, sFlt-1 e sEng, bem como as razões TNF-α/IL-10 e sFlt-1/PlGF foram significativamente maiores no grupo de PE pré-termo. Em contraste, as concentrações de PlGF, VEGF e IL-10 foram significativamente menores em mulheres com PE pré-termo. Correlações negativas entre TNF-α e IL-10 (r = 0.5232) e entre PlGF e sFlt1 (r = 0.4158) foram detectadas no grupo de PE pré-termo. Conclusão Em gestantes com PE pré-termo, ocorre um desequilíbrio entre os marcadores imunológicos, com predomínio de fatores antiangiogênicos e TNF-α, associados a desfechos clínicos maternos adversos.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Pre-Eclampsia , Biomarkers , Antigens, CD , Cytokines , Receptors, Cell Surface , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-1 , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A , Angiogenesis Inducing Agents , Placenta Growth Factor
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e0008-22021, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1155584

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Abstract We describe the first report of a patient with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis associated with disseminated and recurrent paracoccidioidomycosis. The investigation demonstrated that the patient had a mannose receptor deficiency, which would explain the patient's susceptibility to chronic infection by Candida spp. and systemic infection by paracoccidioidomycosis. Mannose receptors are responsible for an important link between macrophages and fungal cells during phagocytosis. Deficiency of this receptor could explain the susceptibility to both fungal species, suggesting the impediment of the phagocytosis of these fungi in our patient.


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Humans , Paracoccidioidomycosis/complications , Paracoccidioidomycosis/diagnosis , Candidiasis, Chronic Mucocutaneous/complications , Candidiasis, Chronic Mucocutaneous/genetics , Receptors, Cell Surface , Lectins, C-Type , Mannose-Binding Lectins
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(9): e10842, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249339

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Regeneration of injured peripheral nerves is an extremely complex process. Nogo-A (neurite outgrowth inhibitor-A) inhibits axonal regeneration by interacting with Nogo receptor in the myelin sheath of the central nervous system (CNS). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Nogo-A and its receptor on the repair of sciatic nerve injury in rats. Sprague-Dawley rats (n=96) were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group (control), sciatic nerve transection group (model), immediate repair group (immediate repair), and delayed repair group (delayed repair). The rats were euthanized 1 week and 6 weeks after operation. The injured end tissues of the spinal cord and sciatic nerve were obtained. The protein expressions of Nogo-A and Nogo-66 receptor (NgR) were detected by immunohistochemistry. The protein expressions of Nogo-A, NgR, and Ras homolog family member A (RhoA) were detected by western blot. At 1 week after operation, the pathological changes in the immediate repaired group were less, and the protein expressions of Nogo-A, NgR, and RhoA in the spinal cord and sciatic nerve tissues were decreased (P<0.05) compared with the model group. After 6 weeks, the pathological changes in the immediate repair group and the delayed repair group were alleviated and the protein expressions decreased (P<0.05). The situation of the immediate repair group was better than that of the delayed repair group. Our data suggest that the expression of Nogo-A and its receptor increased after sciatic nerve injury, indicating that Nogo-A and its receptor play an inhibitory role in the repair process of sciatic nerve injury in rats.


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Animals , Rats , Receptors, Cell Surface , Myelin Proteins , Sciatic Nerve , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , GPI-Linked Proteins , Nogo Proteins , Nerve Regeneration
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921961

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic etiology of a fetus with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).@*METHODS@#Prenatal ultrasonography has revealed oligohydramnios and abnormal structure of fetal kidneys. After careful counseling, the couple opted induced abortion. With informed consent, genomic DNA was extracted from the muscle sample of the abortus and peripheral blood samples of the couple. High throughput whole exome sequencing was carried out to detect potential variants in relation with the disease. Suspected variants were verified by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#Prenatal ultrasound revealed increased size of fetal kidneys, with multiple hyperechos from the right kidney, and multiple hyperechos with anechoic masses within the left kidney. DNA sequencing revealed that the fetus has carried heterozygous variants of the PKHD1 gene, including c.7994T>C inherited from its father, and two heterozygous variants of the PKHD1 gene c.5681G>A from its mother.@*CONCLUSION@#The compound heterozygous c.7994T>C and c.5681G>A variants of the PKHD1 gene probably underlay the pathogenesis of ARPKD in this fetus. Above results can provide guidance for subsequent pregnancies of the couple.


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Female , Fetus , Genetic Testing , Humans , Mutation , Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Recessive/genetics , Pregnancy , Receptors, Cell Surface/genetics
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 4373-4381, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921513

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Lager yeast is the most popular yeast strain used for beer production in China. The flocculation of yeast plays an important role in cell separation at the end of fermentation. Therefore, appropriately enhancing the flocculation capability of the lager yeast without affecting its fermentation performance would be desirable for beer industry. Our previous study showed that the defect of gene RIM21 might contribute to the enhanced flocculation capability of a lager yeast G03. To further investigate the role of the RIM21 gene in flocculation of strain G03, this study constructed a RIM21-deleted mutant strain G03-RIM21Δ through homologous recombination. Deletion of RIM21 improved the flocculation capability of strain G03 during wort fermentation at 11 °C without changing its fermentation performance significantly. The expression of FLO5, Lg-FLO1 and some other genes involved in cell wall integrity pathway were up-regulated in strain G03-RIM21Δ. In addition, the disruption of RIM21 enhanced resistance of yeast cells to cell wall inhibitors. These results provide a basis for elucidating the flocculation mechanism of lager yeast under low-temperature fermentation conditions.


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Beer , Fermentation , Flocculation , Receptors, Cell Surface , Saccharomyces/metabolism , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolism , Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins/metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879632

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a fetus with renal abnormalities through whole exome sequencing and imaging examination.@*METHODS@#Clinical data and result of medical imaging of the fetus was collected. Amniotic fluid sample was collected for the extraction of fetal DNA. Whole exome sequencing was carried out. Candidate variants were verified by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#Prenatal ultrasonography showed that the fetus had bilateral enlargement of the kidneys with hyperechogenicity and diffuse renal cysts. Whole exome sequencing revealed that the fetus carried compound heterozygous variants of the PKHD1 gene, namely c.5137G>T and c.2335_2336delCA, which were derived from its mother and father, respectively.@*CONCLUSION@#The fetus was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease through combined prenatal ultrasonography and whole exome sequencing. The compound heterozygous variants of the PKHD1 gene probably underlay the pathogenesis in the fetus. The results have enabled prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling for its parents.


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Female , Genetic Testing , Humans , Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Recessive/genetics , Pregnancy , Prenatal Diagnosis , Receptors, Cell Surface/genetics , Exome Sequencing
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Int. j. med. surg. sci. (Print) ; 7(1): 69-77, mar. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1179284

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According to data from studies, antioxidant herbal compounds are, likely to have a useful role in reducing the harmful effects of environmental pollutants and toxic chemicals that most people are exposed to. Cadmium is one of the toxic elements that accumulate in many organs, especially in kidneys. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of crocin on the expression of PKHD1 and KLLN genes in cadmium-treated rats.In this experimental study, 40 adults male Wistar rats (200-250 g) were randomly divided into the following groups: control group received normal saline, cadmium group (15mg/kg), crocin group (20mg/kg) and cadmium group daily fed with crocin at a dose of 20 mg/kg.After eight weeks of treatment, rats were dissected, and kidney tissues were removed for evaluation of PKHD1 and KLLN gene expression by real time method. The data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and significant difference between groups was P<0.05.Our results showed an increase in PKHD1 gene expression and a decrease in KLLN gene expression in kidney tissue in the cadmium group compared to the control group (P <0.001).Also, a significant decrease in PKHD1 gene expression (P <0.001) and an increase in KLLN gene expression P <0.05) were observed in the tissues of all cadmium-treated rats compared to cadmium.Crocin consumption can have a protective effect against the impaired expression of PKHD1 and KLLN cadmium-induced apoptotic pathway.


Diversos estudios sugieren que compuestos antioxidantes de hierbas tienen un papel útil en la reducción de los efectos nocivos de los contaminantes ambientales y los químicos tóxicos a los que está expuesta la mayoría de las personas. El cadmio es uno de los elementos tóxicos que se acumulan en muchos órganos, especialmente en los riñones. El objetivo de este estudio fue investigar el efecto de la crocina en la expresión de los genes PKHD1 y KLLN en ratas tratadas con cadmio.En este estudio experimental, 40 ratas Wistar macho adultas (200-250 g) se dividieron aleatoriamente en los siguientes grupos: el grupo de control recibió solución salina normal, el grupo de cadmio (15 mg / kg), el grupo de crocina (20 mg / kg) y el grupo de cadmio alimentado diariamente con crocina a una dosis de 20 mg / kg.Después de ocho semanas de tratamiento, se disecaron las ratas y se extrajeron los tejidos renales para evaluar la expresión de los genes PKHD1 y KLLN mediante un método en tiempo real. Los datos se analizaron mediante ANOVA de una vía y la diferencia significativa entre los grupos fue P <0,05.Nuestros resultados mostraron un aumento en la expresión del gen PKHD1 y una disminución en la expresión del gen KLLN en el tejido renal en el grupo de cadmio en comparación con el grupo de control (P <0,001).Además, se observó una disminución significativa en la expresión del gen PKHD1 (P <0,001) y un aumento en la expresión del gen KLLN P <0,05) en los tejidos de todas las ratas tratadas con cadmio en comparación con el cadmio.El consumo de crocina puede tener un efecto protector contra la expresión alterada de la vía apoptótica inducida por cadmio PKHD1 y KLLN.


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Animals , Rats , Cadmium/therapeutic use , Carotenoids/pharmacology , Receptors, Cell Surface/genetics , Tumor Suppressor Proteins/genetics , Rats, Wistar , Kidney Neoplasms/drug therapy
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828487

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OBJECTIVE@#To provide data support for the study of pathogenic mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 at the molecular level, and provide suitable candidate targets for vaccine, antibody and drug research and development through comparative analysis for structural characteristics and epitopes of S protein of SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV.@*METHODS@#Based on the reference sequences of S protein, physical and chemical properties, hydrophobicity, signal peptide, transmembrane region, domain, secondary structure, tertiary structure analysis and antigenic epitopes prediction were carried out. Meanwhile, the tissue expression, related pathways and reactome pathways of angiotensis Ⅰ converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and C-type lectin domain family 4 member M (CLEC4M) receptors were analyzed.@*RESULTS@#The amino acid sequence of S protein of SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV has a 75.80% consistency. The structural characteristics of the two coronaviruses are highly consistent, but the secondary structure and tertiary structure of SARS-CoV-2 is not as obvious as SARS-CoV. ACE2 and CLEC4M are expressed in alimentary system, heart, kidney, lung and placenta. The main related the pathways of renin-angiotensin system, protein digestion and absorption pathway, and the reactome pathways of metabolism of angiotensinogen to angiotensins, GPCR ligand binding, are related to typical symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 induced by SARS-CoV-2. Three pairs of highly or completely homologous epitopes of S protein were obtained. The 600-605, 695-703 and 888-896 amino acid residues in SARS-CoV-2 were highly homologous with 586-591, 677-685 and 870-878 amino acid residues in SARS-CoV, respectively.@*CONCLUSIONS@#The similarity of S protein of SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV determines that they have similar infection patterns and clinical manifestations. The candidate epitopes with high reliability can provide reference for virus diagnosis and vaccine development.


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Betacoronavirus , Cell Adhesion Molecules , Coronavirus Infections , Epitopes , Humans , Lectins, C-Type , Ligands , Pandemics , Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A , Pneumonia, Viral , Receptors, Cell Surface , Receptors, Virus , Reproducibility of Results , Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus
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Arq. gastroenterol ; 56(1): 66-70, Jan.-Mar. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1019442

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: In Brazil, particularly in the underdeveloped localities, the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections can range up to 90%. These rates are higher in older individuals and vary by country region. H. pylori infections are linked to the development of gastric pathologies, namely mild to moderate gastritis, gastroenteritis, peptic ulcer, intestinal metaplasia, and gastric cancer. In 1994, this organism was classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as pertaining to the Group 1 carcinogen for gastric adenocarcinoma etiology. Gastric cancer represents a significant public health problem, being the fourth most common malignant tumor and the second largest cause of cancer-related deaths. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of H. pylori infection in dyspeptic patients and determine the link between clinical risk factors and gastric adenocarcinoma diagnosis. METHODS: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis was employed for molecular diagnosis of gastric tissue biopsies collected from 113 dyspeptic patients at the University Hospital of Federal University of Goiás. Molecular analyses allowed the identification of H. pylori infections. Furthermore, histopathological examinations were performed to determine the clinical risks of developing gastric malignancies. RESULTS: The test results identified 69 individuals older than 44 years, from 75 (66.4%) positive H. pylori infection samples. The prevalence of gastric adenocarcinoma in this study was 1.3%. Among the infected patients, six (8.2%) had high risk, and 67 (91.8%) had a low risk of developing gastric cancer (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: This study shows a high prevalence of H. pylori infection and identifies its contribution to gastric inflammations, which in the long term are manifested in high-risk clinical factors for the development of gastric adenocarcinoma.


RESUMO CONTEXTO: No Brasil, particularmente nas áreas mais pobres, a prevalência da infecção por Helicobacter pylori pode variar até 90%. Esses índices aumentam com o envelhecimento da população e são distintos entre as diferentes regiões do país. Podendo manifestar diferentes sintomatologias, essa infecção está diretamente relacionada com o desenvolvimento de patologias gástricas como gastrite leve a moderada, gastroenterites, úlcera péptica, metaplasia intestinal e principalmente, o câncer gástrico. Em 1994 a bactéria foi categorizada pela International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) como carcinógeno do Grupo 1 para adenocarcinoma gástrico, tipo de câncer que representa um importante problema de saúde pública, sendo o quarto tumor maligno mais comum e a segunda maior causa de mortes por câncer no mundo. OBJETIVO: Analisar a prevalência da bactéria em pacientes dispépticos e avaliar a associação de fatores de risco clínicos para desenvolvimento de adenocarcinoma gástrico. MÉTODOS: Biópsias de tecido gástrico coletadas de 113 pacientes dispépticos, atendidos no Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Goiás, foram submetidas a diagnóstico molecular por meio de Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase, para identificação da infecção por Helicobacter pylori, e exame histopatológico, para avaliar o risco clínico de desenvolvimento de adenocarcinoma gástrico. RESULTADOS: Foram diagnosticadas 75 (66,4%) amostras positivas para infecção por Helicobacter pylori, sendo 69 indivíduos maiores de 44 anos de idade. A prevalência do adenocarcinoma gástrico nesse estudo foi de 1,3% e dentre os pacientes positivos para a infecção bacteriana seis (8,2%) possuem alto risco e 67 (91,8%) baixo risco de desenvolver esse tipo de câncer (P<0,05). CONCLUSÃO: Esse estudo mostra uma alta prevalência da infecção por H. pylori na população estudada e identifica sua intrínseca contribuição para inflamações gástricas, que a longo prazo se manifestam em fatores clínicos de alto risco para o desenvolvimento de adenocarcinoma gástrico.


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Adult , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Periapical Granuloma/pathology , Radicular Cyst/pathology , Macrophages/pathology , Reference Values , Immunohistochemistry , Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic/analysis , Antigens, CD/analysis , Chronic Disease , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/analysis , Receptors, Cell Surface/analysis , Statistics, Nonparametric
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Biomédica (Bogotá) ; 39(1): 88-101, ene.-mar. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1001392

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Abstract Introduction: Host genetics is recognized as an influential factor for the development of dengue disease. Objective: This study evaluated the association of dengue with the polymorphisms rs8192284 for gene IL6R, rs3775290 for TLR3, and rs7248637 for DC-SIGN. Materials and methods: Of the 292 surveyed subjects, 191 were confirmed for dengue fever and the remaining 101 were included as controls. The genotypes were resolved using polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR- RFLP). In an attempt to determine the risk (Odds Ratio) of suffering dengue fever, data were analyzed using chi-square for alleles and logistic regression for both genotypes and allelic combinations. Confidence intervals were set to 95% for all tests regardless of the adjustment by either self-identification or ancestry. Results: For Afro-Colombians, the allele rs8192284 C offered protection against dengue [OR=0.425,(0.204-0.887), p=0.020]. The alleles rs7248637 A and rs3775290 A posed, respectively, an increased risk of dengue for Afro-Colombians [OR=2.389, (1.170-4.879), p=0.015] and Mestizos [OR=2.329, (1.283-4.226), p=0.005]. The reproducibility for rs8192284 C/C [OR=2.45, (1.05-5.76), p=0.013] remained after adjustment by Amerindian ancestry [OR=2.52, (1.04-6.09), p=0.013]. The reproducibility for rs3775290 A/A [OR=2.48, (1.09-5.65), p=0.033] remained after adjustment by European [OR=2.34, (1.02-5.35), p=0.048], Amerindian [OR=2.49, (1.09-5.66), p=0.035], and African ancestry [OR=2.37, (1.04-5.41), p=0.046]. Finally, the association of dengue fever with the allelic combination CAG [OR=2.07, (1.06-4.05), p=0.033] remained after adjustment by Amerindian ancestry [OR=2.16, (1.09-4.28), p=0.028]. Conclusions: Polymorphisms rs8192284 for IL6R, rs3775290 for TLR3, and rs7248637 for DC-SIGN were associated with the susceptibility to suffer dengue fever in the sampled Colombian population.


Resumen Introducción. La genética del huésped se reconoce como un factor que influye en el desarrollo del dengue. Objetivo. Este estudio evaluó la asociación del dengue con los polimorfismos rs8192284 del gen IL6R, rs3775290 del TLR3 y rs7248637 del DC-SIGN. Materiales y métodos. De los 292 sujetos encuestados, en 191 se confirmó la presencia de fiebre por dengue y los restantes 101 se incluyeron como controles. Los genotipos se resolvieron mediante reacción en cadena de la polimerasa y polimorfismos en la longitud de los fragmentos de restricción (PCR-RFLP). En un intento por determinar el riesgo de sufrir dengue, los datos se analizaron mediante la prueba de ji al cuadrado para los alelos y la regresión logística para los genotipos y las combinaciones alélicas. Los intervalos de confianza se calcularon a 95 % para todas las pruebas independientemente ajustadas por autoidentificación o componente genético ancestral. Resultados. En los afrocolombianos, el alelo C rs8192284 ofreció protección contra el dengue (OR=0,425; 0,204-0,887, p=0,020). Los alelos A rs7248637 y Ars3775290 plantearon un mayor riesgo de dengue para los afrocolombianos (OR=2,389; 1,170- 4,879; p=0,015) y los mestizos (OR=2,329; 1,283-4,226: p=0,005), respectivamente. La reproducibilidad para rs8192284 C/C (OR=2,45; 1,05-5,76; p=0,013) permaneció después del ajuste por el componente genético ancestral amerindio (OR=2,52; 1,04- 6,09; p=0,013). La reproducibilidad del rs3775290 A/A (OR=2,48; 1,09-5,65; p=0,033) permaneció después del ajuste por el componente europeo (OR=2,34; 1,02-5,35; p=0,048), el amerindio (OR=2,49; 1,09- 5,66; p=0,035), y el africano (OR=2,37; 1,04- 5,41; p=0,046). Por último, la asociación del dengue con la combinación alélica CAG (OR=2,07; 1,06-4,05; p=0,033) permaneció después del ajuste por el componente genético amerindio (OR=2,16; 1,09-4,28;p=0,028). Conclusión. Los polimorfismos rs8192284 en IL6R, rs3775290 en TLR3 y rs7248637 en DC-SIGN, se asociaron con la propensión a sufrir dengue en una muestra de población colombiana.


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Adult , Female , Humans , Male , Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length , Cell Adhesion Molecules/genetics , Receptors, Cell Surface/genetics , Receptors, Interleukin-6/genetics , Dengue/genetics , Lectins, C-Type/genetics , Toll-Like Receptor 3/genetics , Genetic Variation , Colombia , Genetic Predisposition to Disease
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Braz. oral res. (Online) ; 33: e047, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1001602

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Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate macrophage M1 and M2 subpopulations in radicular cysts (RCs) and periapical granulomas (PGs) and relate them to clinical and morphological aspects. M1 macrophages were evaluated by the percentage of CD68 immunostaining associated with the inflammatory cytokine TNF-α, and M2 macrophages, by its specific CD163 antibody. The CD68+/CD163+ ratio was adopted to distinguish between the two macrophage subpopulations. Clinical, radiographic, symptomatology, treatment, and morphological parameters of lesions were collected and a significance level of p = 0.05 was adopted for statistical analysis. The results showed that the CD68+/CD163+ ratio was higher in the RCs (median = 1.22, p = 0.002), and the highest TNF-α immunostaining scores were found in RCs (p = 0.018); in PGs, the CD68+/CD163+ ratio was lower and associated with a greater CD163+ immunostaining (median = 1.02, p <0.001). The TNF-α in cyst epithelium had a score of 3 in 10 cases and predominance of M1 macrophages by CD68+/CD163+ (median = 2.23). In addition, CD68+ cells had higher percentage of immunostaining in smaller RCs (p = 0.034). Our findings suggest that increased CD68 immunostaining associated with TNF-α cytokine in RCs results in a greater differentiation of the M1 phenotype. The higher CD163 immunostaining in PGs results in greater differentiation of the M2 phenotype. Therefore, the inflammatory state promoted by M1 macrophages is related to growth and progression of RCs; on the other hand, the immunomodulatory state of M2 macrophages is related to maintenance of PGs.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Periapical Granuloma/pathology , Radicular Cyst/pathology , Macrophages/pathology , Reference Values , Immunohistochemistry , Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic/analysis , Antigens, CD/analysis , Chronic Disease , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/analysis , Receptors, Cell Surface/analysis , Statistics, Nonparametric , Middle Aged
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-776811

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OBJECTIVE@#To detect potential mutations of the PKHD1 gene in two pedigrees affected with infantile polycystic kidney disease.@*METHODS@#Clinical data and peripheral venous blood samples were collected from the probands and their parents as well as fetal amniotic fluid cells. Genome DNA was extracted from the peripheral blood samples and amniotic fluid cells. Exons 32 and 61 of the PKHD1 gene were amplified with PCR and subjected to direct sequencing.@*RESULTS@#The proband of pedigree 1 was found to carry c.4274T>G (p.Leu1425Arg) mutation in exon 32 and c.10445G>C (p.Arg3482Pro) mutation in exon 61 of the PKHD1 gene, which were inherited from her father and mother, respectively. The fetus has carried the c.4274T>G (p.Leu1425Arg) mutation. In pedigree 2, the wife and her husband had respectively carried a heterozygous c.5979_5981delTGG mutation and a c.9455delA mutation of the PKHD1 gene. No chromosomal aberration was found in the umbilical blood sample, but the genetic testing of their fetus was failed. Based on software prediction, all of the 4 mutations were predicted to be pathogenic.@*CONCLUSION@#PKHD1 c.4274T>G (p.Leu1425Arg), c.10445G>C (p.Arg3482Pro), c.5979_5981delTGG and c.9455delA were likely to be pathogenic mutations. The results have facilitated genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis for the two pedigrees.


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DNA Mutational Analysis , Female , Genetic Counseling , Humans , Mutation , Pedigree , Polycystic Kidney Diseases , Diagnosis , Genetics , Pregnancy , Prenatal Diagnosis , Receptors, Cell Surface
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-781328

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OBJECTIVE@#The phenotype and genetics of three patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) at childhood, teenage and advanced age were analyzed.@*METHODS@#Next generation sequencing (NGS) was applied to all the probands. PCR and Sanger sequencing were used to verify the suspicious gene variants screened by NGS in the probands and their family members, and one of the family got prenatal diagnosis.@*RESULTS@#Through NGS, PCR and Sanger sequencing, the 5-yr proband in pedigree 1 was shown to carry compound heterozygous variants of c.5935G>A(p.G1979R) and c.5428G>T(p.E1810X) of PKHD1, originated from his parents; In pedigree 2, the 17-ys proband was detected with c.5512T>C(p.Y1838H) and c.5935G>A(p.G1979R) variants of PKHD1 orginated from her parents, and her mother also got prenatal diagnosis during the second trimester; In pedigree 3, the 70-ys female proband was found with variants c.11314C>T (p.R3772X) and c.3860T>G (p.V1287G) of PKHD1.@*CONCLUSION@#The three pedigrees were diagnosed as ARPKD caused by PKHD1 variants. Five types of variants were detected, c.5935G>A and c.11314C>T were the known pathogenic variants, while c.5512T>C, c.5428G>T and c.3860T>G were not reported previously. Considering the complexity of the genetics and phenotypes of the cystic renal diseases, genetic diagnosis is crucial to give accurate etiological diagnosis, which may benefit the clinic management.


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Adolescent , Aged , Child, Preschool , Female , Humans , Male , Mutation , Phenotype , Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Recessive , Genetics , Pregnancy , Receptors, Cell Surface , Genetics
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-691036

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<p><b>PURPOSE</b>Macrophages are known to be important for healing numerous injured tissues depending on their functional phenotypes in response to different stimuli. The objective of this study was to reveal macrophage phenotypic changes involved in exercise-induced skeletal muscle injury and regeneration.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats experienced one session of downhill running (16° decline, 16 m/min) for 90 min. After exercise the blood and soleus muscles were collected at 0 h, 6 h, 12 h, 1 d, 2 d, 3 d, 1 w and 2 w after exercise, separately.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>It was showed that CD68 M1 macrophages mainly infiltrated into muscle necrotic sites at 1-3 d, while CD163 M2 macrophages were present in muscles from 0 h to 2 weeks after exercise. Using transmission electron microscopy, we observed activated satellite cells 1 d after exercise. Th1-associated transcripts of iNOS and Ccl2 were inhibited post exercise, while COX-2 mRNA was dramatically increased 12 h after running (p < 0.01). M2 phenotype marker Arg-1 increased 12 h and 3 d (p < 0.05, p < 0.01) after exercise, and Clec10a and Mrc2 were up-regulated in muscles 12 h following exercise (p < 0.05, p < 0.05).</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>The data demonstrate the dynamic patterns of macrophage phenotype in skeletal muscle upon eccentric exercise stimuli, and M1 and M2 phenotypes perform different functions during exercise-induced skeletal muscle injury and recovery.</p>


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Animals , Antigens, CD , Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic , Macrophages , Physiology , Male , Muscle, Skeletal , Wounds and Injuries , Pathology , Myoglobin , Blood , Phenotype , Physical Conditioning, Animal , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Receptors, Cell Surface
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-691504

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This case report is about one genetically specified diagnosed infant case of Caroli syndrome with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) in China. The patient in this case report was an eight-month infant boy with an atypical onset and the main clinical manifestation was non-symptomatic enlargement of the liver and kidneys. The imaging study demonstrated a diffused cystic dilatation of intrahepatic bile ducts as well as polycystic changes in bilateral kidneys. The basic blood biochemical tests indicated a normal hepatorenal function. Four serum biomarkers of hepatic fibrosis were all elevated and the urine test for an early detection of the renal injury was positive. The genetic sequencing proved two heterozygous missense mutations of polycystic kidney and hepatic disease 1 (PKHD1) gene, c.9292G>A and c.2507T>C, inherited from each of his parents respectively. The former was a novel mutation that had been verified as disease causing through the predicting software while the latter had been reported from one recent case study on Chinese twins, which was possibly unique among Chinese population. The relations between the gene type and the clinical phenotype were not clarified yet. Up till a follow-up eleven months later after the discharge, the patient had a normal hepatorenal function without occurrence of any severe complication yet. The clinical symptoms of Caroli syndrome with ARPKD at infant stage were atypical and the enlargement of liver and kidney was usually the sole symptom. From the above systematic retrospective clinical analysis, as well as the relevant literature review, it's been concluded that the features of the hepatorenal images in patients with Caroli syndrome and ARPKD were distinctive. Genetic testing combined with the imaging study benefits a definite diagnosis as well as a differentiation from other hepatorenal fibrocystic diseases. Specific to the long-term management of this kind of patients, it's necessary to schedule a regular follow-up to monitor the hepatorenal function and the occurrence of various complications for an appropriate intervention, meantime to devote efforts to the genetic counseling work for the patients' family.


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Asian People , Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic , Caroli Disease/genetics , China , Genetic Testing , Heterozygote , Humans , Infant , Kidney , Liver Cirrhosis , Male , Mutation, Missense , Phenotype , Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Recessive/genetics , Receptors, Cell Surface/genetics , Retrospective Studies
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Oncol. (Guayaquil) ; 27(3): 253-258, 30 diciembre 2017.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-998928

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Introducción: La quimioterapia neoadyuvante es ampliamente aceptada como tratamiento de elección en cáncer de mama localmente avanzado. El objetivo de la presente comunicación corta es conocer la tasa de respuesta completa patológica (pRC) luego de neoadyuvancia, la frecuencia de cirugía conservadora, así como también el porcentaje de la sobrevida. Métodos: Ingresaron al estudio pacientes con cáncer de mama que recibieron tratamiento de quimioterapia neoadyuvante y luego sometidas a cirugía, fueron analizadas retrospectivamente usando historias clínicas desde enero 2009 hasta diciembre 2011 en el Instituto Oncológico Nacional Dr. ¨Juan Tanca Marengo¨ Solca-Guayaquil, se excluyeron pacientes sin suficiente información clínica y aquellas tratadas en otros centros. El procesamiento de datos se realizó mediante un sistema estadístico SPSS v20. Resultados: 1367 pacientes con cáncer de mama fueron diagnosticadas desde el año 2009-2011, se excluyeron aquellas que no reunieron los criterios de inclusión. 200 pacientes evaluables recibieron quimioterapia neoadyuvante y fueron operadas. La edad promedio al diagnóstico fue de 51 años (rango 26-79 años), el tipo histológico ductal Infiltrante fue el más frecuente 185 (92.5 %), Lobular 10 (5 %), Medular 4 (2 %) y metaplásico 1 (0.5 %). El Grado histológico II 143 (71.5 %), Grado histológico III 30 (15 %). En Estadio I: 1 (0.5 %), IIA: 25 (12.5 %), IIB: 42 (21 %), IIIA: 58 (28 %), IIIB: 69 (34.5 %), IIIC: 5 (2.5 %). Conclusión: El cáncer de mama es un grupo heterogéneo, la mayoría de pacientes acuden con enfermedad avanzada (65 %), respuesta patológica completa (16.5 %) luego de neoadyuvancia es muy similar a la obtenida en otros estudios, como es conocido el grupo triple negativo obtuvo los mejores resultados (25 %) y una mejoría en el porcentaje de la sobrevida global en este subgrupo, es importante completar el protocolo de neoadyyuvancia previo a la cirugía para aumentar la tasa de pRC y así como también la cirugía conservadora (10 %) que es el objetivo primario en neoadyuvancia.


Introduction: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is widely accepted as the treatment of choice in locally advanced breast cancer. The objective of this short communication is to know the pathological complete response rate (pRC) after neoadjuvant, the frequency of conservative surgery, as well as the percentage of survival. Methods: Patients with breast cancer who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy treatment and then underwent surgery, were retrospectively analyzed using clinical histories from January 2009 to December 2011 at the National Cancer Institute "Dr. Juan Tanca Marengo" Solca-Guayaquil, were excluded from the study patients without sufficient clinical information and those treated in other centers. Data processing was performed using a statistical system SPSS v20. Results: 1367 patients with breast cancer were diagnosed from the year 2009-2011, those who did not meet the inclusion criteria were excluded. 200 evaluable patients received neoadjuvant chemotherapy and were operated on. The average age at diagnosis was 51 years (range 26-79 years), the intracranial ductal histological type was the most frequent 185 (92.5 %), Lobular 10 (5 %), Medular 4 (2 %) and metaplastic 1 (0.5 %). The histological grade II 143 (71.5 %), histological grade III 30 (15 %). In Stage I: 1 (0.5 %), IIA: 25 (12.5 %), IIB: 42 (21 %), IIIA: 58 (28 %), IIIB: 69 (34.5 %), IIIC: 5 (2.5 %). Conclusion: Breast cancer is a heterogeneous group, most patients come with advanced disease (65 %), complete pathological response (16.5 %) after neoadjuvant is very similar to that obtained in other studies, as is known the triple negative group obtained the best results (25 %) and an improvement in the percentage of overall survival in this subgroup, it is important to complete the neoadjuvant protocol prior to surgery to increase the pRC rate as well as conservative surgery (10 %) it is the primary objective in neoadjuvant.


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Humans , Female , Breast Neoplasms , Ki-67 Antigen , Drug Therapy, Combination , Receptors, Cell Surface , Genes, erbB-2 , Anthracyclines
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-131560

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Sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) is one of the bioactive phospholipids that has many cellular functions such as cell migration, adhesion, proliferation, angiogenesis, and Ca²⁺ signaling. Recent studies have reported that SPC induces invasion of breast cancer cells via matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) secretion leading to WNT activation. Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) is a matricellular and calcium-binding protein that binds to a wide variety of integrin and non-integrin cell surface receptors. It regulates cell proliferation, migration, and apoptosis in inflammation, angiogenesis and neoplasia. TSP-1 promotes aggressive phenotype via epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT). The relationship between SPC and TSP-1 is unclear. We found SPC induced EMT leading to mesenchymal morphology, decrease of E-cadherin expression and increases of N-cadherin and vimentin. SPC induced secretion of thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) during SPC-induced EMT of various breast cancer cells. Gene silencing of TSP-1 suppressed SPC-induced EMT as well as migration and invasion of MCF10A cells. An extracellular signal-regulated kinase inhibitor, PD98059, significantly suppressed the secretion of TSP-1, expressions of N-cadherin and vimentin, and decrease of E-cadherin in MCF10A cells. ERK2 siRNA suppressed TSP-1 secretion and EMT. From online PROGgene V2, relapse free survival is low in patients having high TSP-1 expressed breast cancer. Taken together, we found that SPC induced EMT and TSP-1 secretion via ERK2 signaling pathway. These results suggests that SPC-induced TSP-1 might be a new target for suppression of metastasis of breast cancer cells.


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Apoptosis , Breast Neoplasms , Cadherins , Cell Movement , Cell Proliferation , Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition , Gene Silencing , Humans , Inflammation , Neoplasm Metastasis , Phenotype , Phospholipids , Phosphotransferases , Receptors, Cell Surface , Recurrence , RNA, Small Interfering , Thrombospondin 1 , Vimentin
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