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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150526/evaluation-of-an-automated-light-transmission-aggregometry
#1
Li-Qin Ling, Juan Liao, Qian Niu, Xia Wang, Jin Jia, Cheng-Hua Zuo, Hong Jiang, Jing Zhou
Light transmission aggregometry (LTA) is the "gold standard" for platelet function assessment, but it is time-consuming and labor intensive. Recently, an automated platelet aggregation method has been developed on a routine coagulation analyzer (Sysmex CS-2100i). In this study, the performances of CS-2100i including repeatability, correlation with a reference aggregometer (Chrono-log Model 700), and the threshold limitation of platelet counts in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) were evaluated for clinical use. The agonists were adenosine diphosphate (ADP), arachidonic acid, collagen, epinephrine, and ristocetin...
February 2, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150525/role-of-homocysteine-and-folic-acid-on-the-altered-calcium-homeostasis-of-platelets-from-rats-with-biliary-cirrhosis
#2
Paola Romecín, Noemí M Atucha, Esther G Navarro, M Clara Ortiz, David Iyú, Juan Antonio Rosado, Joaquín García-Estañ
Previously, we have found that intracellular calcium homeostasis is altered in platelets from an experimental model of liver cirrhosis, the bile-duct ligated (BDL) rat; these alterations are compatible with the existence of a hypercoagulable state. Different studies indicate that cholestatic diseases are associated with hyperhomocysteinemia; thus, we hypothetized that it could contribute to those platelet alterations. In the present study, we have investigated the role of homocysteine (HCY) in platelet aggregation and calcium signaling in the BDL model...
February 2, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150522/dyspnea-in-patients-treated-with-p2y12-receptor-antagonists-insights-from-the-greek-antiplatelet-grape-registry
#3
Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Ioanna Xanthopoulou, Angelos Perperis, John Goudevenos, Michalis Hamilos, George Sitafidis, Ioannis Kanakakis, Manolis Vavouranakis, George Giannopoulos, Nikolaos Barampoutis, Spyridon Deftereos, John Lekakis
In 'real life' acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and receiving contemporary antiplatelet treatment, data on dyspnea occurrence and impact on persistence with treatment are scarce. In a prospective, multicenter, cohort study, ACS patients undergoing PCI were recruited into the GReekAntiPlatElet (GRAPE) registry. During 1-year follow up, overall, 249/1989 (12.5%) patients reported dyspnea, more frequently at 1-month and decreasing thereafter. Multivariate analysis showed that ticagrelor administration (n = 738) at discharge was associated with the occurrence of dyspnea: Odds ratio 2...
February 2, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150519/ticagrelor-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-in-patients-with-nstemi-after-a-180-mg-loading-dose
#4
Manne Holm, Per Tornvall, Julia Westerberg, Shaym Rihan Hye, Jan van der Linden
The pharmacokinetics after a 180-mg loading dose (LD) of ticagrelor has not been thoroughly investigated in NSTEMI patients. We aimed to compare the ticagrelor uptake and on-treatment platelet reactivity between non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients and a control group of patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention. We performed an observational, prospective, single-center study including 40 NSTEMI patients and 20 SCAD controls...
February 2, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112988/platelet-bioreactor-accelerated-evolution-of-design-and-manufacture
#5
Jonathan N Thon, Brad J Dykstra, Lea M Beaulieu
Platelets, responsible for clot formation and blood vessel repair, are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow. Platelets are critical for hemostasis and wound healing, and are often provided following surgery, chemotherapy, and major trauma. Despite their importance, platelets today are derived exclusively from human volunteer donors. They have a shelf life of just five days, making platelet shortages common during long weekends, civic holidays, bad weather, and during major emergencies when platelets are needed most...
January 23, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102751/extracellular-vesicles-from-activated-platelets-a-semiquantitative-cryo-electron-microscopy-and-immuno-gold-labeling-study
#6
Alain R Brisson, Sisareuth Tan, Romain Linares, Céline Gounou, Nicolas Arraud
Cells release membrane vesicles in their surrounding medium either constitutively or in response to activating signals. Two main types of extracellular vesicles (EVs) are commonly distinguished based on their mechanism of formation, membrane composition and size. According to the current model, EVs shed from the plasma membrane, often called microvesicles, expose phosphatidylserine (PS) and range in size from 100 nm to 1 µm, while EVs originating from endosomal multi-vesicular bodies, called exosomes, contain tetraspanin proteins, including CD63, and range in size from 50 to 100 nm...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102740/update-on-functional-and-genetic-laboratory-assays-for-the-detection-of-platelet-microvesicles
#7
Maxime Laroche, Claire Dunois, Anne Marie Vissac, Jean Amiral
Functional and genetic assays for measuring platelet microvesicles (PMVs) are presented and discussed. Functional assays concern two groups of methods: a) homogeneous assays using the cofactor activity of phospholipids (PPLs) contained in PMVs and present in assayed plasmas, and a coagulation or a thrombin generation assay (TGA) as "end points"; b) capture-based assays, in which PMVs bind to an immobilized ligand, such as Annexin V in the presence of calcium, or monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) specific for membrane proteins...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102737/platelet-microvesicles-in-health-and-disease
#8
Imene Melki, Nicolas Tessandier, Anne Zufferey, Eric Boilard
Interest in cell-derived extracellular vesicles and their physiological and pathological implications is constantly growing. Microvesicles, also known as microparticles, are small extracellular vesicles released by cells in response to activation or apoptosis. Among the different microvesicles present in the blood of healthy individuals, platelet-derived microvesicles (PMVs) are the most abundant. Their characterization has revealed a heterogeneous cargo that includes a set of adhesion molecules. Similarly to platelets, PMVs are also involved in thrombosis through support of the coagulation cascade...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102735/bulk-immunoassays-for-analysis-of-extracellular-vesicles
#9
Frank A W Coumans, Elmar L Gool, Rienk Nieuwland
There is increasing clinical interest in extracellular vesicles (EV) for diagnostic and treatment purposes. This review provides an overview of bulk immunoassays to analyse EV. Western blot and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay are still the two predominant bulk immunoassays. Recently, new assays have become available that can detect exposure to EV concentrations that are up to 10,000-fold lower. This is advantageous for applications that detect rare EV. Other important parameters are the detectable concentration range, the required sample volume, whether simultaneous presence of different antigens on a single EV can be detected, size selectivity of each assay and practical considerations...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102731/microfluidic-whole-blood-testing-of-platelet-response-to-pharmacological-agents
#10
Ruizhi Li, Tilo Grosser, Scott L Diamond
Platelets present a number of intracellular and transmembrane targets subject to pharmacological modulation, either for cardiovascular disease reduction or as an unintended drug response. Microfluidic devices allow human blood to clot on a defined surface under controlled hemodynamic and pharmacological conditions. The potencies of a number of antiplatelet and anticancer drugs have been tested with respect to platelet deposition on collagen under flow. Inhibitors of cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) reduce platelet deposition, either when added ex vivo to blood or ingested orally by patients prior to testing...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067110/genetic-polymorphisms-of-human-platelet-antigens-in-euro-african-and-japanese-descendants-from-parana-southern-brazil
#11
Ana Paula Avenia Silvestre, Joana Maira Valentini Zacarias, Gláucia Andréia Soares Guelsin, Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer, Ana Maria Sell
The frequency distributions of HPA-1 to HPA-6 and HPA-15 were evaluated in two Brazilian populations from Parana: a mixed population of predominantly Caucasians and a population of Japanese descendants. Genotyping was performed by PCR-SSP in 364 unrelated individuals. Differences in the distribution of HPA highlight diversity in Brazilian miscegenation and the importance of formation of the HPA panel composed of regional blood donors.
January 9, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067100/effects-of-a-single-bout-of-strenuous-exercise-on-platelet-activation-in-female-apoe-ldlr-mice
#12
K Przyborowski, H Kassassir, M Wojewoda, K Kmiecik, B Sitek, K Siewiera, A Zakrzewska, A M Rudolf, R Kostogrys, C Watala, J A Zoladz, S Chlopicki
Strenuous physical exercise leads to platelet activation that is normally counterbalanced by the production of endothelium-derived anti-platelet mediators, including prostacyclin (PGI2) and nitric oxide (NO). However, in the case of endothelial dysfunction, e.g. in atherosclerosis, there exists an increased risk for intravascular thrombosis during exercise that might be due to an impairment in endothelial anti-platelet mechanisms. In the present work, we evaluated platelet activation at rest and following a single bout of strenuous treadmill exercise in female ApoE/LDLR(-)(/-) mice with early (3-month-old) and advanced (7-month-old) atherosclerosis compared to female age-matched WT mice...
January 9, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067098/glycated-albumin-modifies-platelet-adhesion-and-aggregation-responses
#13
Ioana Soaita, Wei Yin, David A Rubenstein
A diabetic vasculature is detrimental to cardiovascular health through the actions of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on endothelial cells and platelets. Platelets activated by AGEs agonize endothelial responses promoting cardiovascular disease (CVD) development. While it has been established that AGEs can alter platelet functions, little is known about the specific platelet pathways that AGEs modify. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of AGEs on specific salient platelet pathways related to CVDs and whether the effects that AGEs elicit are dependent on glycation extent...
January 9, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067095/progress-in-bio-manufacture-of-platelets-for-transfusion
#14
Shen Y Heazlewood, Susan K Nilsson, Kellie Cartledge, Cheang Ly Be, Andrew Vinson, Murat Gel, David N Haylock
Blood transfusion services face an ever-increasing demand for donor platelets to meet clinical needs. Whilst strategies for increasing platelet storage life and improving the efficiency of donor platelet collection are important, in the longer term, platelets generated by bio-manufacturing processes will be required to meet demands. Production of sufficient numbers of in vitro-derived platelets for transfusion represents a significant bioengineering challenge. In this review, we highlight recent progress in this area of research and outline the main technical and biological obstacles that need to be met before this becomes feasible and economic...
January 9, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067094/the-use-of-regression-analysis-in-determining-reference-intervals-for-low-hematocrit-and-thrombocyte-count-in-multiple-electrode-aggregometry-and-platelet-function-analyzer-100-testing-of-platelet-function
#15
Gerhardus J A J M Kuiper, Rik Houben, Rick J H Wetzels, Paul W M Verhezen, Rene van Oerle, Hugo Ten Cate, Yvonne M C Henskens, Marcus D Lancé
Low platelet counts and hematocrit levels hinder whole blood point-of-care testing of platelet function. Thus far, no reference ranges for MEA (multiple electrode aggregometry) and PFA-100 (platelet function analyzer 100) devices exist for low ranges. Through dilution methods of volunteer whole blood, platelet function at low ranges of platelet count and hematocrit levels was assessed on MEA for four agonists and for PFA-100 in two cartridges. Using (multiple) regression analysis, 95% reference intervals were computed for these low ranges...
January 9, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060550/evaluating-platelet-function-disorders-in-children-with-bleeding-tendency-a-single-center-study
#16
Osama Tanous, Orna Steinberg Shemer, Joanne Yacobovich, Meira Zoldan, Yoseph Horovitz, Isaac Yaniv, Esther Rabizadeh, Hannah Tamary, Sigal Nakav, Judith Lahav
Platelet function disorders (PFDs) are a common cause of mild bleeding tendency. However, they cannot be recognized by standard screening studies. The gold standard test for PFD is platelet aggregation, performed by light transmission aggregometry (LTA). A newer and less validated method is the closure time (CT), performed by the platelet function Analyzer 100 (PFA-100). Data regarding the validity of these tests in children are limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of LTA and PFA-100 for the diagnosis of pediatric patients with bleeding tendency...
January 6, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033029/higher-platelet-reactivity-and-platelet-monocyte-complex-formation-in-gram-positive-sepsis-compared-to-gram-negative-sepsis
#17
Rahajeng N Tunjungputri, Wouter van de Heijden, Rolf T Urbanus, Philip G de Groot, Andre van der Ven, Quirijn de Mast
Platelets may play a role in the high risk for vascular complications in Gram-positive sepsis. We compared the platelet reactivity of 15 patients with Gram-positive sepsis, 17 with Gram-negative sepsis and 20 healthy controls using a whole blood flow cytometry-based assay. Patients with Gram-positive sepsis had the highest median fluorescence intensity (MFI) of the platelet membrane expression of P-selectin upon stimulation with high dose adenosine diphosphate (ADP; P = 0.002 vs. Gram-negative and P = 0.005 vs...
December 29, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033028/single-particle-analysis-methods-for-detection-of-platelet-extracellular-vesicles-in-suspension-excluding-flow-cytometry
#18
Edit I Buzás, Chris Gardiner, Changwon Lee, Zachary J Smith
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are small, membrane-bound particles released by all cell types, including abundant release by platelets. EVs are a topic of increasing interest in the academic and clinical community due to their increasingly recognised and diverse role in normal biology as well as in disease. However, typical analysis methods to characterise EVs released by cultured cells or isolated from whole blood or other body fluids are restricted to bulk analysis of all EVs in a sample. In this review, we discuss the motivation for analysis of individual EVs, as well as discuss three emerging methods for physical and chemical characterisation of individual EVs: nanoparticle tracking analysis, tunable resistive pulse sensing and Raman spectroscopy...
December 29, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032533/tetraspanin-tspan9-regulates-platelet-collagen-receptor-gpvi-lateral-diffusion-and-activation
#19
Elizabeth J Haining, Alexandra L Matthews, Peter J Noy, Hanna M Romanska, Helen J Harris, Jeremy Pike, Martina Morowski, Rebecca L Gavin, Jing Yang, Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet, Fedor Berditchevski, Bernhard Nieswandt, Natalie S Poulter, Steve P Watson, Michael G Tomlinson
The tetraspanins are a superfamily of four-transmembrane proteins, which regulate the trafficking, lateral diffusion and clustering of the transmembrane proteins with which they interact. We have previously shown that tetraspanin Tspan9 is expressed on platelets. Here we have characterised gene-trap mice lacking Tspan9. The mice were viable with normal platelet numbers and size. Tspan9-deficient platelets were specifically defective in aggregation and secretion induced by the platelet collagen receptor GPVI, despite normal surface GPVI expression levels...
December 29, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032527/bioreactivity-of-stent-material-activation-of-platelets-coagulation-leukocytes-and-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-in-vitro
#20
Veronique Ollivier, Caroline Roques, Nicolas Receveur, Matthias Gratz, Laurent Feldman, Didier Letourneur, Christian Gachet, Pierre H Mangin, Martine Jandrot-Perrus
Outcome of patients with coronary artery disease has been significantly improved by percutaneous coronary interventions with stent implantation. However, despite progress made on devices and antithrombotic treatments, stent thrombosis remains an important issue because of serious adverse consequences. Several mechanisms are assumed to favor stent thrombosis as platelet aggregation, fibrin formation, defective healing and local inflammation. The objective of this study was to evaluate in vitro the thrombogenicity, proinflammatory properties and healing capacities of cobalt-chromium (CoCr), an alloy commonly used for cardiovascular implants...
December 29, 2016: Platelets
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