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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649937/the-genetics-of-platelet-count-and-volume-in-humans
#1
John D Eicher, Guillaume Lettre, Andrew D Johnson
The last decade has witnessed an explosion in the depth, variety, and amount of human genetic data that can be generated. This revolution in technical and analytical capacities has enabled the genetic investigation of human traits and disease in thousands to now millions of participants. Investigators have taken advantage of these advancements to gain insight into platelet biology and the platelet's role in human disease. To do so, large human genetics studies have examined the association of genetic variation with two quantitative traits measured in many population and patient based cohorts: platelet count (PLT) and mean platelet volume (MPV)...
June 26, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649897/platelet-concentrates-for-bone-regeneration-current-evidence-and-future-challenges
#2
Zahi Badran, Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, Jesus Torres, Faleh Tamimi
Activated platelet concentrates are autologous blood preparations containing supraphysiological concentration of platelets. Platelet concentrates are commonly used for bone regeneration purposes based on the fact that growth factors released from activated platelets alpha granules have osteoinductive effects on bone cells. Although most preclinical and clinical studies show that platelet concentrates improve the outcomes of bone regeneration procedures, some studies reported conflicting results and even negative effects on bone healing...
June 26, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649896/platelet-lysate-as-a-serum-replacement-for-skin-cell-culture-on-biomimetic-pcl-nanofibers
#3
Vera Sovkova, Karolina Vocetkova, Michala Rampichova, Andrea Mickova, Matej Buzgo, Vera Lukasova, Jana Dankova, Eva Filova, Alois Necas, Evzen Amler
Platelets are a popular source of native growth factors for tissue engineering applications. The aim of the study was to verify the use of platelet lysate as a fetal bovine serum (FBS) replacement for skin cell culture. The cytokine content of the platelet lysate was characterized using the Bio-Plex system. The cells (fibroblasts, melanocytes, and keratinocytes) were cultured on PCL nanofibrous scaffolds to mimic their natural microenvironment. The cytokine content of the platelet lysate was determined, and to the cells, a medium containing platelet lysate or platelet lysate in combination with FBS was added...
June 26, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643541/effects-of-ph-and-concentration-of-sodium-citrate-anticoagulant-on-platelet-aggregation-measured-by-light-transmission-aggregometry-induced-by-adenosine-diphosphate
#4
Ksenia Germanovich, Eti Alessandra Femia, Chun Yan Cheng, Natalia Dovlatova, Marco Cattaneo
The 2013 ISTH-SSC guidelines for the standardization of light transmission aggregometry (LTA) were largely based on expert consensus, as studies directly comparing LTA methodologies were lacking. We experimentally tested the cogency of ISTH-SSC recommendations pertaining to use of anticoagulant, in particular whether: (1) buffered citrate (BC) is preferable to unbuffered citrate (C); (2) the two recommended concentrations of sodium citrate (109 and 129 mM) are equivalent in terms of platelet aggregation (PA)...
June 23, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643538/do-methodological-differences-account-for-the-current-controversy-on-tissue-factor-expression-in-platelets
#5
Marta Brambilla, Laura Rossetti, Chiara Zara, Paola Canzano, Peter L A Giesen, Elena Tremoli, Marina Camera
Tissue factor (TF), the key activator of the blood coagulation cascade and of thrombus formation, is also expressed by circulating human platelets. Despite the documented in-depth characterization of platelet TF carried out in the past 15 years, some authors still fail to identify TF in platelets, especially when assessment in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or washed platelets is carried out. This study aims to extend the characterization of the subset of TF-positive platelets in PRP from healthy subjects and to verify how different centrifugation forces, used to prepare the PRP, could affect the analysis of TF-positive platelets...
June 23, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643535/efficacy-of-platelets-in-bone-healing-a-systematic-review-on-animal-studies
#6
Sabrina Marcazzan, Roberto Lodovico Weinstein, Massimo Del Fabbro
In presence of large bone defects, delayed bone union, non-union, fractures, and implant surgery, bone reconstruction may be necessary. Different strategies have been employed to enhance bone healing among which the use of autologous platelet concentrates. Due to the high content of platelets and platelet-derived bioactive molecules (e.g., growth factors, antimicrobial peptides), they are promising candidates to increase bone healing. However, a high heterogeneity of both preclinical and clinical studies resulted in contrasting results...
June 23, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635382/white-cell-and-platelet-content-affects-the-release-of-bioactive-factors-in-different-blood-derived-scaffolds
#7
S Cabaro, V D'Esposito, R Gasparro, F Borriello, F Granata, G Mosca, F Passaretti, J C Sammartino, F Riccitiello, F Beguinot, P Formisano, G Sammartino
Platelet-derived factors are biomaterials that might accelerate healing process in oral, maxillofacial, and several other applications. Release of specific factors by platelet concentrates is critical to achieving a successful outcome. Here, we have shown that platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) clots were beneficial sources of leukocytes, which may directly affect the release of chemokines and growth factors. When compared with the standard leukocyte-PRF (L-PRF), the experimental low-force modified procedure [defined as advanced-PRF (A-PRF)] entrapped the same content of viable leukocytes, released a similar amount of inflammatory cytokines, but secreted 3-, 1...
June 21, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635374/sepsis-favors-high-on-clopidogrel-platelet-reactivity
#8
Karolina Akinosoglou, Angelos Perperis, Spyridoula Theodoraki, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Charalambos Gogos
High-on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) is associated with ischemic events in patients on antiplatelet therapy with a history of cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, recent data have associated sepsis with adverse cardiovascular events in patients admitted with bacteremia or respiratory infection. We aimed to assess P2Y12-mediated platelet reactivity (PR) during sepsis and recovery in patients under clopidogrel. This was a prospective observational study. Incoming patients presenting with signs/symptoms of sepsis already on a maintenance dose of clopidogrel of 75 mg qd for cardiovascular events were included in this study...
June 21, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628345/personalizing-antiplatelet-therapies-what-have-we-learned-from-recent-trials
#9
Sébastien Landry, Jean-François Tanguay, Marie Lordkipanidzé
Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and a P2Y12 receptor antagonist is currently the standard of care for the prevention of ischemic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome or undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Several studies have shown that not all patients benefit from the treatment to the same degree and demonstrated that high on-treatment platelet reactivity may be associated with an increased risk of thrombotic events, while low on-treatment platelet reactivity may be linked to a higher risk of bleeding...
June 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594261/hemodynamic-studies-of-platelet-thrombosis-using-microfluidics
#10
Susan M Hastings, Michael T Griffin, David N Ku
Platelets contribute to thrombus formation in a variety of ways. Platelet adhesion, activation, and thrombus growth depend greatly on the type of hemodynamic environment surrounding an inciting event. Microfluidic systems may be used to explore these relationships. In this review, we describe some important considerations required in the design of a microfluidic system and identify some limitations that may require use of a macroscale system.
June 8, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580870/application-of-microfluidic-devices-in-studies-of-thrombosis-and-hemostasis
#11
Changjie Zhang, Sriram Neelamegham
Due to the importance of fluid flow during thrombotic episodes, it is quite appropriate to study clotting and bleeding processes in devices that have well-defined fluid shear environments. Two common devices for applying these defined shear stresses include the cone-and-plate viscometer and parallel-plate flow chamber. While such tools have many salient features, they require large amounts of blood or other protein components. With growth in the area of microfluidics over the last two decades, it has become feasible to miniaturize such flow devices...
June 5, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580830/thrombocytopenia-and-gba-gene-mutation-in-a-patient-with-adult-type-1-gaucher-disease
#12
Lagen Wan, Hong Wu, Fuyuan Xie, Yijun Nie
A 38-year-old female patient was diagnosed with anemia for 3 years. Medical examination showed slight splenomegaly (250 × 62 mm), thrombocytopenia (platelets 51 × 10(9)/L), anemia (Hb levels 107 g/L), and β-glucocerebrosidase activity (GBA) in leukocytes was lower than normal. Microscopic findings of bone marrow smear demonstrated that Gaucher cells in bone marrow and periodic acid-Schiff staining of them were positive. Sequencing of GBA genomic and cDNA identified one novel homozygous mutation, c.484A> G (p...
June 5, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580815/gfi1b-variants-associated-with-thrombocytopenia
#13
David J Rabbolini, Marie-Christine Morel-Kopp, Christopher M Ward, William S Stevenson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580812/platelet-reactivity-in-stable-cardiovascular-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#14
Thomas A Mavrakanas, Ahsan Alam, Jean-Luc Reny, Pierre Fontana
The study aimed to evaluate antiplatelet drug responsiveness in stable outpatients with cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and examine whether impaired antiplatelet drug responsiveness is associated with worse clinical outcomes in this population. Stable cardiovascular patients (n = 771) were enrolled at least one month after an acute ischemic atherothrombotic event. Antiplatelet drug responsiveness was assessed with specific assays (serum TxA2 for aspirin, the VASP assay for clopidogrel) and other aggregation-based assays using different agonists...
June 5, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548028/developmental-differences-between-newborn-and-adult-mice-in-response-to-romiplostim
#15
Katherine A Sparger, Haley Ramsey, Viola Lorenz, Zhi-Jian Liu, Henry A Feldman, Nan Li, Tahirih Laforest, Martha C Sola-Visner
Thrombocytopenia is frequent among sick neonates. While most cases are transient, some neonates experience prolonged and severe thrombocytopenia. These infants often pose diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, and may receive large numbers of platelet transfusions. Romiplostim (ROM) is a thrombopoietin (TPO)-receptor-agonist approved for treatment of adults with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). The immature platelet fraction (IPF) is a novel measure of newly produced platelets, which could aid with the diagnostic evaluation of thrombocytopenic neonates...
May 26, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532218/flow-chamber-and-microfluidic-approaches-for-measuring-thrombus-formation-in-genetic-bleeding-disorders
#16
Rogier M Schoeman, Marcus Lehmann, Keith B Neeves
Platelet adhesion and aggregation, coagulation, fibrin formation, and fibrinolysis are regulated by the forces and flows imposed by blood at the site of a vascular injury. Flow chambers designed to observe these events are an indispensable part of doing hemostasis and thrombosis research, especially with human blood. Microfluidic methods have provided the flexibility to design flow chambers with complex geometries and features that more closely mimic the anatomy and physiology of blood vessels. Additionally, microfluidic systems with integrated optics and/or pressure sensors and on-board signal processing could transform what have been primarily research tools into clinical assays...
May 22, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523956/pathogen-reduction-technologies-the-pros-and-cons-for-platelet-transfusion
#17
Audrey Magron, Jonathan Laugier, Patrick Provost, Eric Boilard
The transfusion of platelets is essential for diverse pathological conditions associated with thrombocytopenia or platelet disorders. To maintain optimal platelet quality and functions, platelets are stored as platelet concentrates (PCs) at room temperature under continuous agitation-conditions that are permissive for microbial proliferation. In order to reduce these contaminants, pathogen reduction technologies (PRTs) were developed by the pharmaceutical industry and subsequently implemented by blood banks...
May 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523947/potentiation-of-trap-6-induced-platelet-dense-granule-release-by-blockade-of-p2y12-signaling-with-mrs2395
#18
Annachiara Mitrugno, Rachel A Rigg, Nicole B Laschober, Anh T P Ngo, Jiaqing Pang, Craig D Williams, Joseph E Aslan, Owen J T McCarty
The release of ADP from platelet dense granules and its binding to platelet P2Y12 receptors is key to amplifying the initial hemostatic response and propagating thrombus formation. P2Y12 has thus emerged as a therapeutic target to safely and effectively prevent secondary thrombotic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome or a history of myocardial infarction. Pharmacological inhibition of P2Y12 receptors represents a useful approach to better understand the signaling mediated by these receptors and to elucidate the role of these receptors in a multitude of platelet hemostatic and thrombotic responses...
May 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504079/a-novel-nonsense-nbeal2-gene-mutation-causing-severe-bleeding-in-a-patient-with-gray-platelet-syndrome
#19
Lijuan Cao, Jian Su, Jiaming Li, Ziqiang Yu, Xia Bai, Zhaoyue Wang, Lijun Xia, Changgeng Ruan
Gray platelet syndrome (GPS) is a rare, inherited bleeding disorder characterized by the defect of platelet α-granule. Up to date, these are only four studies identifying NBEAL2 gene correlated with GPS. In the current report, we present a Chinese GPS patient who had severe bleeding tendency, abnormalities of platelet functions, and absence of platelet α-granules. Genomic DNA sequencing for the patient identified a nonsense mutation (g.27713C>A) of NBEAL2 gene (g.NG_031914.1) resulting in a premature protein (p...
May 15, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504052/adenosine-a2a-receptor-agonists-with-potent-antiplatelet-activity
#20
Eduardo Fuentes, Manuel Fuentes, Julio Caballero, Iván Palomo, Sonja Hinz, Ali El-Tayeb, Christa E Müller
Selected adenosine A2A receptor agonists (PSB-15826, PSB-12404, and PSB-16301) have been evaluated as new antiplatelet agents. In addition, radioligand-binding studies and receptor-docking experiments were performed in order to explain their differential biological effects on a molecular level. Among the tested adenosine derivatives, PSB-15826 was the most potent compound to inhibit platelet aggregation (EC50 0.32 ± 0.05 µmol/L) and platelet P-selectin cell-surface localization (EC50 0.062 ± 0.2 µmol/L), and to increase intraplatelets cAMP levels (EC50 0...
May 15, 2017: Platelets
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