Effect of dietary status on plasma-fractionated metanephrines in healthy individuals measured by Elisa.

This study was conducted at the Chemical Pathology Laboratory, Royal Hospital, Oman. Three plasma samples were collected from each participant (16 male and 16 female) over three consecutive days (day one: dietary restriction,day two: excess intake of restricted foods, day three: random sample following the typical diet for each participant). Samples were collected and centrifuged to obtain the plasma, which was then stored at -20°C prior to analysis. Metanephrine and normetanephrine concentrations were measured by comparative ELISA. Plasma metanephrine and normetanephrine measured under the three different dietary conditions for each individual were not significantly different and within normal range. Pearson correlation coefficient analysis of plasma concentration of metanephrines within individual patients under the three dietary conditions revealed positive correlation. We found no significant effect of dietary status on plasma metanephrine or normetanephrine concentration. Therefore, samples taken under any dietary condition may be used to determine plasma MN and NMN concentration. However, dietary restrictions in the diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma need further investigations. PMID: 31211630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Tags: J Immunoassay Immunochem Source Type: research

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Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
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Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsHere, we highlight INSMI expression, as well as its diagnostic significance and use as a therapeutic target in various neuroendocrine tumors. Targeting signaling pathways or gene expression alterations associated with INSM1 expression may be instrumental for the design of novel therapeutic strategies for neuroendocrine tumors.
Source: Cellular Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Condition:   Pheochromocytoma Interventions:   Drug: Dexmedetomidine;   Drug: General anesthetic Sponsor:   National Cancer Institute, Egypt Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of Snail, galectin-3, and IGF1R in benign and malignant pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL) and explore their role in the diagnosis of malignant PPGL. Methods: We retrospectively collected and analyzed surgical tumor tissue from 226 patients initially diagnosed with PPGL who underwent surgery from Jan. 2009 to Jan. 2016 at West China Hospital, Sichuan University. We observed and quantified the expression of Snail, galectin-3, and IGF1R in paraffin-embedded samples by immunohistochemical staining. Results: The significant di...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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Source: Familial Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: Journal of Visceral SurgeryAuthor(s): T. Hassan, A. de la Taille, A. Ingels
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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