Factor VII-activating protease: sex-related association with coronary artery calcification

Factor VII-activating protease (FSAP) may regulate development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We evaluated sex differences in FSAP measures and examined the association between FSAP and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in a middle-aged population. Participants were randomly selected citizens aged 50 or 60 without CVD, diabetes mellitus, Marburg I polymorphism, or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). FSAP protein concentration (total FSAP), FSAP urokinase-activating capacity (FSAP GP), and FSAP GP/total FSAP (specific FSAP activity) were measured. Cardiac computed tomography (CT) determined the Agatston score, dividing the study population in three groups: (1) Agatston score = 0 U, (2) Agatston score = 1–99 U, or (3) Agatston score more than 99 U. A total of 134 women and 116 men were included. Total FSAP, FSAP GP, and specific FSAP activity were independently higher in women (97.4%, 81.1%, 0.84, respectively) compared with men (87.5%, 68.7%, 0.79, respectively) (P 
Source: Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis - Category: Hematology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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ConclusionsBecause of the overlapping of buccal and lingual cortices, panoramic images are especially inadequate for determining the C3 category of MCI. However, CS images obtained from available CBCT data provide better visibility than panoramic images and can, therefore, be used for evaluating mandibular indices.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2018Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Anada Amaral Santos, Fernanda Paula Yamamoto-Silva, Erica Miranda Torres, José Valladares-Neto, Paulo Tadeu Souza Figueiredo, André Ferreira Leite, Maria Alves garcia SilvaSummaryThe aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the decision of surgical management for bone lesions of the maxillofacial region. It is a retrospective cross-sectional observational study that includes a sample of panoramic radiography (PR) and CBCT from patients with some type ...
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study shows that reduction of CTRP3 concentrations is likely to bring a concomitant increase in risk of diabetes in obese and normal body weight young adults. Decrease in CTRP3 concentration may have an essential role in the pathophysiology of metabolic disorders concomitant to obesity.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2018Source: Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): A.D. Dobrian, M.A. Morris, D.A. Taylor-Fishwick, T.R. Holman, Y. Imai, R.G. Mirmira, J.L. NadlerAbstract12-lipoxygenase (12-LOX) is one of several enzyme isoforms responsible for the metabolism of arachidonic acid and other poly-unsaturated fatty acids to both pro- and anti-inflammatory lipid mediators. Mounting evidence has shown that 12-LOX plays a critical role in the modulation of inflammation at multiple checkpoints during diabetes development. Due to this, interventions to limit pro-inflammatory 12-LOX metabolites eithe...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionLack of drug efficacy, inappropriate drug adherence and patient knowledge were the major TRPs identified via delivering the MMR service to post-stroke patients. The identified TRPs highlights the importance of the MMR service, and supports planning future strategies aimed at decreasing the incidence of strokes.
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In this study, glibenclamide silica monolithic xerogel implants for subdermal application (GMSIx) were developed using the sol-gel technique for matrix synthesis with TEOS with different drying conditions (environmental, 60, 90, and 120 °C, which were named as GMSIE, GMSI60, GMSI90, and GMSI120, respectively). The inclusion of the drug in monoliths was monitored by DSC, FTIR, and PXRD. The effect of drying conditions on the morphology, moisture content, hardness, dosage uniformity, surface characteristics, and drug release mechanism of glibenclamide from the matrices was systematically investigated. Oral Glucose Tole...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
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Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates gluten-free glyphosate grain-free grains Inflammation roundup undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
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Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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