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Michelle L McCully et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 195(1), 96-104 (2015-05-24)
The localization of memory T cells to human skin is essential for long-term immune surveillance and the maintenance of barrier integrity. The expression of CCR8 during naive T cell activation is controlled by skin-specific factors derived from epidermal keratinocytes and
Kazuya Omi et al.
Clinical chemistry, 61(4), 627-635 (2015-02-20)
Small molecules classified as haptens are generally measured by competitive immunoassay, which is theoretically inferior to noncompetitive sandwich immunoassay in terms of sensitivity and specificity. We created a method for developing sandwich immunoassays to measure haptens on the basis of
Florian Meier et al.
Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, 28(22), 2461-2470 (2014-10-11)
Unsaturated lipids play a crucial role in cellular processes as signaling factors, membrane building blocks or energy storage molecules. However, adequate mass spectrometry imaging of this diverse group of molecules remains challenging. In this study we implemented silver cationization for
P Adamczyk et al.
Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme, 47(12), 873-879 (2015-07-03)
Changes in body weight, waist and hip circumferences, body composition, and skeletal status in women after bariatric surgery were evaluated. Thirty-six women [mean age 41.2 ± (SD) 9.5 years, weight 115.7±18.0 kg, and BMI 42.1±5.3 kg/m(2)] underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Bone mineral density
K Bratke et al.
Clinical and experimental immunology, 177(1), 366-372 (2014-04-16)
Allergic asthma is a chronic disease of the airways associated with airway hyperresponsiveness, a variable degree of airflow obstruction, airway remodelling and a characteristic airway inflammation. Factors of the vitamin D axis, which include vitamin D metabolites and vitamin D
A method for simultaneous determination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in human plasma by using two steps of high-performance liquid chromatography
Okano T, et al.
J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol., 27(1), 43-54 (1981)
Kevin D Cashman et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 144(7), 1050-1057 (2014-05-16)
Fundamental knowledge gaps in relation to the 3 epimer of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol [3-epi-25(OH)D₃] limit our understanding of its relevance for vitamin D nutrition and health. The aims of this study were to characterize the 3-epi-25(OH)D₃ concentrations in a nationally representative sample
Maha Hoteit et al.
Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 63(7), 968-978 (2014-05-31)
The aim of the current study is to investigate the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in Lebanese subjects, its robust predictors, evaluate the relationship between 25 hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D] and parathyroid hormone levels, and derive desirable vitamin D levels, based
Guido Heine et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 193(3), 1017-1023 (2014-06-22)
Calcitriol (1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) is the active vitamin D metabolite and mediates immunological functions, which are relevant in allergy. Its therapeutic use is limited by hypercalcaemic toxicity. We have previously shown that the activation of the vitamin D receptor inhibits IgE
Kristyna Brabnikova-Maresova et al.
Arthritis research & therapy, 16(5), 460-460 (2014-10-05)
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a disease associated with loss of bone mass, deterioration in bone mass quality and an increased risk of fractures. The objective of this study was to evaluate factors that predict bone mineral density (BMD) alterations
A Bello et al.
Poultry science, 93(5), 1053-1058 (2014-05-06)
The effects of in ovo injection of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol [25(OH)D3] at various dosages on weight, breaking strength, and ash and mineral concentrations of left tibial bones in Ross × Ross 708 broilers on d 0 and 21 posthatch were investigated. Six
Janna Nissen et al.
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 101(1), 218-227 (2014-12-21)
Little is known about how the genetic variation in vitamin D modulating genes influences ultraviolet (UV)B-induced 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations. In the Food with vitamin D (VitmaD) study, we showed that common genetic variants rs10741657 and rs10766197 in 25-hydroxylase (CYP2R1)
Antrison Morris et al.
Poultry science, 93(8), 1951-1956 (2014-06-17)
Three experiments were conducted to study the effects of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol supplementation on BW gain, IL-1β, and 1α-hydroxylase mRNA expression in different organs of broiler chickens following a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection. In experiment I, birds were fed a basal diet supplemented
Maria Samefors et al.
European journal of endocrinology, 170(5), 667-675 (2014-02-13)
Institutionalised elderly people at northern latitudes may be at elevated risk for vitamin D deficiency. In addition to osteoporosis-related disorders, vitamin D deficiency may influence several medical conditions conferring an increased mortality risk. The aim of this study was to
Nina Karthaus et al.
The Journal of investigative dermatology, 134(5), 1255-1264 (2013-12-20)
Topical application of the vitamin D (VitD) analog calcipotriol is a highly effective standard treatment modality of psoriatic skin lesions. However, the immune modulatory effects of the treatment are incompletely understood. VitD is well known to induce tolerogenic responses in
Kurt D Pennell et al.
Steroids, 95, 24-31 (2014-12-30)
Analytical techniques used to quantify neurosteroids in biological samples are often compromised by non-specificity and limited dynamic range which can result in erroneous results. A relatively rapid and inexpensive gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was developed to simultaneously measure nine neurosteroids
Uttam Garg et al.
Journal of clinical laboratory analysis, 26(5), 349-357 (2012-09-25)
Vitamin D plays a vital role not only in bone health but also in pathophysiology of many other body functions. In recent years, there has been significant increase in testing of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH vitamin D), a marker of vitamin
Dae-Jung Kang et al.
Biotechnology letters, 37(9), 1895-1904 (2015-05-23)
Resting cells of Pseudonocardia sp. KCTC 1029BP were used for the bioconversion of vitamin D3 to calcifediol which is widely used to treat osteomalacia and is industrially produced by chemical synthesis. To obtain the maximum bioconversion yield of calcifediol by
Hao Li et al.
The Chinese journal of dental research : the official journal of the Scientific Section of the Chinese Stomatological Association (CSA), 17(2), 91-98 (2014-12-23)
To investigate the inhibitory effects of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3)-loaded polylactic acid (PLA) microspheres on inflammatory response in diabetic periodontitis. 25(OH)D3-loaded PLA microspheres were produced using emulsion-solvent evaporation method. Rat bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) cultured with Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in high
J M Wierzbicka et al.
International journal of oncology, 47(3), 1084-1096 (2015-08-12)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is an emerging global problem with the rapid increase in its incidence being associated with an unhealthy lifestyle. Epidemiological studies have shown that decreased levels of vitamin D3 significantly increases the risk of CRC. Furthermore, negative effects
Cumali Efe et al.
Digestive diseases and sciences, 59(12), 3035-3042 (2014-07-09)
25-Hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] has an important role in fibrosis progression and inflammatory response in patients with various etiologies of chronic liver disease. However, its influence on autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) has not been investigated. We evaluated the association of serum 25(OH)D
Fahim Abbasi et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 145(4), 714-719 (2015-03-06)
Individuals with prediabetes mellitus (PreDM) and low circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We aimed to determine whether low 25(OH)D concentrations are associated with defects in insulin action and insulin secretion in
Jonathan Y Huang et al.
Journal of women's health (2002), 23(7), 588-595 (2014-06-12)
Abstract Objective: To evaluate associations between early pregnancy 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentrations and antepartum depression and anxiety symptoms and potential modifiers thereof. In a pregnancy cohort (N=498), we examined cross-sectional associations of early pregnancy (mean=15.4 weeks gestation) serum 25[OH]D concentrations
Sevil Bilir Goksugur et al.
Allergologia et immunopathologia, 43(6), 533-537 (2015-03-23)
Although solid cohort studies confirmed a preventative role for the anti-oxidant vitamin D in allergic asthma, a limited number of studies focused on allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC). Here, we aimed to determine 25-hydroxycholecalciferol levels in tear and serum in young allergic
Clare Wykes et al.
Annals of hematology, 93(12), 2051-2056 (2014-07-02)
Vitamin D deficiency is common in sickle cell anaemia (SCA, HbSS), although its significance and optimal means of correction are unknown. We conducted an audit to assess the clinical significance of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD) deficiency in children with SCA
Marina V Antunes et al.
Therapeutic drug monitoring, 37(6), 733-744 (2015-04-09)
In view of the large variability on therapeutic response and the multiple factors associated to tamoxifen (TAM) metabolic activation, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of CYP2D6 and CYP3A4 phenotypes, drug interactions, and vitamin D exposure on TAM metabolism
Johanna Breuer et al.
Annals of neurology, 75(5), 739-758 (2014-04-29)
Environmental conditions (eg, latitude) play a critical role in the susceptibility and severity of many autoimmune disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Here, we investigated the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of immune regulatory processes induced in the skin by moderate
Manish D Sinha et al.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany), 30(10), 1843-1852 (2015-05-16)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of serum intact fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) concentrations with indexed left ventricular mass in children with non-dialysis stages 3-5 of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study cohort comprised 83
Jiang Jiang et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 32(9), 2851-2862 (2015-03-17)
This study seeks to develop fiber membranes for local sustained delivery of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 to induce the expression and secretion of LL-37 at or near the surgical site, which provides a novel therapeutic approach to minimize the risk of infections.
A Rodriguez et al.
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 122(12), 1695-1704 (2014-09-12)
To investigate the association of maternal circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D3] concentration with pregnancy and birth outcomes. Prospective cohort study. Four geographical areas of Spain, 2003-2008. Of 2382 mother-child pairs participating in the INfancia y Medio Ambiente (INMA) Project. Maternal circulating
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