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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 196
Published: 09 August 2018
10.1159/000485696
EISBN: 978-3-318-06298-4
... concentration in hemodialysis patients. Subjects included 148 patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Serum FGF23 concentrations were measured. The correlations among serum FGF23 concentrations with i.v. maxacalcitol therapy and other clinical parameters and medications were analyzed. Mean serum log FGF23 was 3.7...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 192
Published: 08 February 2018
10.1159/000484276
EISBN: 978-3-318-06251-9
... Abstract Background: Hyperuricemia is a risk factor for causing end-stage kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in the general population; however, several aspects, such as the site of kidney damaged by hyperuricemia and the threshold levels of serum uric acid for the development...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 192
Published: 08 February 2018
10.1159/000484287
EISBN: 978-3-318-06251-9
... Abstract Background: High serum uric acid concentration (SUA >6 for women [W] or 7 mg/dL for men [M]) in adults is an independent risk factor for causing cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD); the risk of high SUA in young population is still being debated. Summary...
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Series: Frontiers of Gastrointestinal Research
Volume: 34
Published: 09 July 2015
10.1159/000381592
EISBN: 978-3-318-05474-3
...-histone antibodies, anti-cardiolipin antibodies, anti-phospholipid antibodies) [ 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 ]. Autoimmunity may manifest in the long term during anti-TNF treatment as serum reaction and symptoms of lupus-like syndrome, including fever, lymphadenopathy, arthralgia, cutaneous eruptions...
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Series: Advances in Biological Psychiatry
Volume: 29
Published: 23 May 2014
10.1159/000358024
EISBN: 978-3-318-02600-9
... of the present review is to depict the most significant studies that have defined signatures of metabolic markers for the diagnosis of schizophrenia. These analyses were performed on various categories of samples including cerebrospinal fluid, blood (i.e. plasma/serum), erythrocytes, urine and postmortem brain...
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Series: Advances in Biological Psychiatry
Volume: 29
Published: 23 May 2014
10.1159/000358178
EISBN: 978-3-318-02600-9
... Abstract Blood has been the object of a search for biomarkers for psychiatric disorders since long before the advent of proteomics. A series of investigations have been conducted on serum or plasma, either by focusing on protein candidates such as cytokines or brain-derived neurotrophic factor...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 183
Published: 16 May 2014
10.1159/000360051
EISBN: 978-3-318-02651-1
... controversial because they are not present at the podocyte membrane in normal conditions. In addition to podocyte antigens, a circulating antigen, cationic bovine serum albumin, was shown to be implicated in cases of early childhood MN. This suggests that dietary antigens may be involved through charge...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 181
Published: 13 May 2013
10.1159/000348636
EISBN: 978-3-318-02390-9
... Abstract Glomerulonephritis (GN) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our study aimed to investigate the prevalence of anemia, abnormal serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), calcium, and phosphorus in a Chinese patient population with primary GN...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 72
Published: 10 August 2011
10.1159/000324609
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9723-4
... the analyses of O-glycan structure in the IgA1 molecules taken from tonsils, sera and glomeruli of patients with IgAN. Hypoglycosylation, especially hypogalactosylation of O-glycans has been observed not only in serum and glomerular IgA1 but also in tonsillar IgA1. Tonsillar IgA Amelio et al. [ 1...
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Series: Progress in Respiratory Research
Volume: 39
Published: 31 August 2010
10.1159/000320829
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9567-4
..., and cutaneous wounds ( 7 - 9 , 13 ). Identifying novel drug products that can specifically regulate these monocyte-derived cell populations is an active area of research. One such naturally occurring molecule has recently been identified as serum amyloid P (SAP). In this review, we discuss the current data...
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Series: Frontiers of Hormone Research
Volume: 38
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318498
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9445-5
... Abstract The diagnosis and treatment decisions in acromegaly depend on the measurement of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) levels. The occurrence of different GH isoforms in the serum, mainly 22K-hGH and 20K-hGH, is a source of heterogeneity of GH results measured...
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Series: Frontiers of Hormone Research
Volume: 38
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318504
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9445-5
... Abstract Measurement of serum insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-I) is the current method for diagnosing and monitoring acromegaly. However, the use of commercially available kits needs to be validated. In our study, we have investigated the use of two different IGF-I immunoassays in patients...
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Series: Developments in Biologicals
Volume: 132
Published: 08 August 2008
10.1159/000317168
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9596-4
... Abstract Haptoglobin (Hp) is an acute phase protein that is a marker in blood for clinical and subclinical disease in the pig. The aim of this study was to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Hp gene and analyse their influence on baseline serum levels. DNA samples and serum...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 157
Published: 25 May 2007
10.1159/000102453
EISBN: 978-3-318-01467-9
.... Furthermore, high serum IgA levels with increased polymeric forms weredetected. In humans, serum IgA derived from patients with IgAN has aberrant Β3-galactosylationand sialylation on its O-linked glycans of the hinge region. Mouse IgA does not haveO-glycans of the hinge region and has several N-glycans...