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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897101/platelets-from-glioblastoma-patients-promote-angiogenesis-of-tumor-endothelial-cells-and-exhibit-increased-vegf-content-and-release
#1
Clara Di Vito, Stefania Elena Navone, Giovanni Marfia, Loubna Abdel Hadi, Maria Elisa Mancuso, Alessandro Pecci, Francesco Maria Crisà, Valeria Berno, Paolo Rampini, Rolando Campanella, Laura Riboni
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and fatal intracranial cancer in humans and exhibits intense and aberrant angiogenesis that sustains its malignancy and involves several angiogenic signals. Among them, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a key role and is overexpressed in GBM. Different cells appear to act as triggers of the aberrant angiogenesis, and, among them, platelets act as key participants. In order to provide further insights into the platelet features and angiogenic role in GBM, this study investigated the effects of platelet releasate on GBM-derived endothelial cells (GECs) and the levels of VEGF and endostatin, as pro- and anti-angiogenic components of platelet releasate from GBM patients...
November 29, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897087/nuclear-imaging-of-thrombosis-in-small-animal
#2
Marie-Cécile Valéra, Bernard Payrastre, Olivier Lairez
Thromboembolic disorders are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The progress in noninvasive imaging techniques has led to the development of radionuclide imaging based on SPECT and PET approaches to observe molecular and cellular processes that may underlie the onset and progression of disease. The advantages of using normal and genetically modified small animal research have spurred the development of dedicated small animal imaging systems. Animal models of venous and arterial thrombosis are largely used and have improved our understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of thrombosis...
November 29, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897081/the-time-between-venepuncture-and-blood-incubation-is-critical-for-serum-thromboxane-b2-synthesis
#3
María Teresa Santos, Antonio Moscardó, Ana Latorre, Belén Cortina, Juana Vallés
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885913/platelet-index-levels-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-incident-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-cohort-study
#4
Fenfen Peng, Zhijian Li, Chunyan Yi, Qunying Guo, Rui Yang, Haibo Long, Fengxian Huang, Xueqing Yu, Xiao Yang
Prior studies have shown that the levels of some platelet (PLT) indices were associated with mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis. We aimed to investigate whether the changes in PLT indices associated with mortality in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). A single-center, retrospective observational cohort study was conducted in incident PD patients from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2012, and followed up until 31 December 2014. Cox proportional hazard models were used to examine the relationships between the levels of PLT indices including PLT, plateletcrit (PCT), mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), platelet large cell ratio (PLCR), and mortality...
November 25, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885904/the-effect-of-p2y12-inhibition-on-platelet-activation-assessed-with-aggregation-and-flow-cytometry-based-assays
#5
Tesse C Leunissen, Peter Paul Wisman, Thijs C van Holten, Philip G de Groot, Suzanne J Korporaal, Arnold C Koekman, Frans L Moll, Martin Teraa, Marianne C Verhaar, Gert Jan de Borst, Rolf T Urbanus, Mark Roest
Patients on P2Y12 inhibitors may still develop thrombosis or bleeding complications. Tailored antiplatelet therapy, based on platelet reactivity testing, might reduce these complications. Several tests have been used, but failed to show a benefit of tailored antiplatelet therapy. This could be due to the narrowness of current platelet reactivity tests, which are limited to analysis of platelet aggregation after stimulation of the adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-pathway. However, the response to ADP does not necessarily reflect the effect of P2Y12 inhibition on platelet function in vivo...
November 25, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885891/wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-in-a-child-presenting-with-macrothrombocytopenia
#6
Jose Maria Bastida, Monica Del Rey, Nuria Revilla, Rocio Benito, Martin Perez-Andrés, Berta González, Susana Riesco, Kamila Janusz, Jose Padilla, Ana Hortal Benito-Sendin, David Bueno, Elena Blanco, Maria Hernández-Rivas, Vicente Vicente, Jose Rivera, Ramon González-Porras, Maria Luisa Lozano
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease resulting from variants in the WAS gene, characterized by a triad of immunodeficiency, eczema, and thrombocytopenia. Despite the fact that WAS is traditionally differentiated from immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) by small size of WAS platelets, in practice, microthrombocytopenia may occasionally not be present, and in certain cases, WAS patients exhibit some parallelism to ITP patients. We characterized one patient presenting with the classic form of the disease but increased mean platelet volume...
November 25, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885890/use-of-a-thrombopoietin-receptor-agonist-in-von-willebrand-disease-type-2b-p-v1316m-with-severe-thrombocytopenia-and-intracranial-hemorrhage
#7
O Espitia, C Ternisien, C Agard, P Boisseau, C V Denis, M Fouassier
We present here a 63-year old woman with a long history of immune thrombocytopenia. She was hospitalized for a traumatic intracranial hemorrhage with thrombocytopenia. Following inefficient treatment of four platelet transfusions, immunoglobulins, and corticosteroids, we initiated treatment with a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist (eltrombopag 25 mg/d) with a good efficacy. Her mother and sister also had chronic thrombocytopenia. Clinical history, hemostasis results, and gene analysis revealed von Willebrand disease (VWD) type 2B with the mutation (c...
November 25, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885888/cangrelor-in-combination-with-ticagrelor-provides-consistent-and-potent-p2y12-inhibition-during-and-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-real-world-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#8
Moman A Mohammad, Pontus Andell, Sasha Koul, Stefan James, Fredrik Scherstén, Matthias Götberg, David Erlinge
Patients pretreated with ticagrelor with less than 1 hour from percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or receiving ticagrelor in cath lab were prospectively included and received cangrelor. Cangrelor was infused for 2 hours and platelet function was assessed as P2Y12 reactivity units (PRU) with the VerifyNow P2Y12 function assay before start of infusion, 15 min after the start of infusion, and 30 min after the end of infusion. A total of n = 32 patients with an average age of 68 (±13) years with n = 22 (69%) males were included...
November 25, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885866/thymic-derived-tolerizing-dendritic-cells-are-upregulated-in-the-spleen-upon-treatment-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-a-murine-model-of-immune-thrombocytopenia
#9
Rick Kapur, Rukhsana Aslam, Michael Kim, Li Guo, Heyu Ni, George B Segel, John W Semple
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune bleeding disorder characterized by low platelet counts. First-line treatment includes intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), however, its working mechanism remains incompletely understood. We investigated splenic and thymic dendritic cell (DC) subsets upon IVIg treatment in a well-characterized active murine model of ITP. During active disease, there was a significant peripheral deficiency of splenic tolerizing SIRPα+ DCs which could be rescued by IVIg therapy, increasing platelet counts...
November 25, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849413/storage-pool-diseases-illuminate-platelet-dense-granule-biogenesis
#10
Andrea L Ambrosio, Santiago M Di Pietro
Platelet dense granules (DGs) are membrane bound compartments that store polyphosphate and small molecules such as ADP, ATP, Ca(2+), and serotonin. The release of DG contents plays a central role in platelet aggregation to form a hemostatic plug. Accordingly, congenital deficiencies in the biogenesis of platelet DGs underlie human genetic disorders that cause storage pool disease and manifest with prolonged bleeding. DGs belong to a family of lysosome-related organelles, which also includes melanosomes, the compartments where the melanin pigments are synthesized...
November 16, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848272/decreased-levels-of-platelet-derived-soluble-glycoprotein-vi-detected-prior-to-the-first-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-hiv-positive-individuals
#11
J M Trevillyan, E E Gardiner, R K Andrews, A Maisa, A C Hearps, M Al-Tamimi, S M Crowe, J F Hoy
HIV-positive patients are at increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD); changes in platelet activation may play a role. This study was performed to determine if levels of soluble glycoprotein VI (sGPVI), a platelet-specific marker of activation, were different in HIV-positive patients compared with HIV-negative controls and further if levels were predictive of CAD in HIV. Twenty-four HIV-positive individuals (HIV cases) with CAD were compared with 46 age- and sex-matched HIV-positive controls without CAD and 41 HIV-negative controls (healthy controls)...
November 16, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848265/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-the-platelet-release-reaction
#12
Smita Joshi, Sidney W Whiteheart
Secretion is essential to many of the roles that platelets play in the vasculature, e.g., thrombosis, angiogenesis, and inflammation, enabling platelets to modulate the microenvironment at sites of vascular lesions with a myriad of bioactive molecules stored in their granules. Past studies demonstrate that granule cargo release is mediated by Soluble NSF Attachment Protein Receptor (SNARE) proteins, which are required for granule-plasma membrane fusion. Several SNARE regulators, which control when, where, and how the SNAREs interact, have been identified in platelets...
November 16, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848264/underlying-mechanism-and-specific-prevention-of-hemolysis-induced-platelet-activation
#13
Thomas Gremmel, Simone Fedrizzi, Günter Weigel, Beate Eichelberger, Simon Panzer
Thromboembolic complications significantly impair the outcome of hemolytic disorders. We hypothesized that red cell adenosine diphosphate (ADP) release results in significant platelet activation in hemolysis and that this prothrombotic state can be prevented by inhibition of the ADP P2Y12 receptor. In the current study, we therefore sought to investigate the mechanism and inhibition of hemolysis-induced platelet activation. The expression of activated integrin αIIbß3 was determined by flow cytometry, and platelet aggregation was assessed by multiple electrode platelet aggregometry...
November 16, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848259/platelet-secretion-in-inflammatory-and-infectious-diseases
#14
Bhanu K Manne, Shang Chun Xiang, Matthew T Rondina
Platelets are small, anucleate circulating cells that possess a dynamic repertoire of functions spanning the hemostatic, inflammatory, and immune continuum. Once thought to be merely cell fragments with responses limited primarily to acute hemostasis and vascular wall repair, platelets are now increasingly recognized as key sentinels and effector cells regulating host responses to many inflammatory and infectious cues. Platelet granules, including α-granules and dense-granules, store hundreds of factors and secrete these mediators in response to activating signals...
November 16, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848258/pretreatment-thrombocytosis-as-a-significant-prognostic-factor-in-malignant-mesothelioma-a-meta-analysis
#15
Yi Zhuo, Lanying Lin, Mingwei Zhang
The current meta-analysis analyzed the prognostic impact of elevated platelet count before the treatment of malignant mesothelioma (MM). We performed a search for articles published up to April 15, 2016 in PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Science, which evaluated elevated platelet count and survival outcome of MM. STATA version 12 was used for statistical analysis. The pooled hazard ratios (HRs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were combined to calculate overall effects. The assessment of heterogeneity was tested by the Cochran Q and I(2) statistics...
November 16, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841701/isth-advanced-training-course-on-platelet-bleeding-disorders-how-should-they-be-investigated-st-anne-s-college-oxford-6-9-th-september-2016
#16
Steve P Watson, Martina E Daly, Paul Harrison, Gillian C Lowe, Andrew Paterson, Jose Rivera, Tim D Warner, Neil V Morgan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819553/pt-vwd-posing-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenges-small-case-series
#17
Analía Sánchez-Luceros, Adriana I Woods, Emilse Bermejo, Shilpa Shukla, Suchitra Acharya, Michelle Lavin, Natalia Rydz, Maha Othman
Despite the increased worldwide awareness, over the last decade, of the platelet-type von Willebrand Disease (PT-VWD), many uncertainties remain around this rare platelet bleeding disorder. This report aims to correctly identify and study the phenotype of new patients and highlights the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges this disease remains to pose. We describe four PT-VWD cases confirmed by genetic analysis in which either the diagnosis and/or the treatment posed challenge. We provide the details of the clinical presentation, laboratory analysis, and the treatment and the responses in each case...
November 7, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819526/the-effects-of-hydrogen-sulfide-on-platelet-leukocyte-aggregation-and-microvascular-thrombolysis
#18
Eberhard Grambow, Christian Leppin, Katja Leppin, Günther Kundt, Ernst Klar, Marcus Frank, Brigitte Vollmar
The volatile transmitter hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is known for its various functions in vascular biology. This study evaluates the effect of the H2S-donor GYY4137 (GYY) on thrombus stability and microvascular thrombolysis. Human whole blood served for all in vitro studies and was analyzed in a resting state, after stimulation with thrombin-receptor activating peptide (TRAP) and after incubation with 10 or 30 mM GYY or its vehicle DMSO following TRAP-activation, respectively. As a marker for thrombus stability, platelet-leukocyte aggregation was assessed using flow cytometry after staining of human whole blood against CD62P and CD45, respectively...
November 7, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819522/effect-of-thrombopoietin-receptor-agonists-on-circulating-cytokine-and-chemokine-levels-in-patients-with-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-itp
#19
Sif Gudbrandsdottir, Waleed Ghanima, Claus H Nielsen, Xingmin Feng, Hans C Hasselbalch, James Bussel
BACKGROUND: Thrombopoietin-receptor-agonists (TPO-RAs) increase platelet production in Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) by stimulating Mpl. The effect of TPO-RAs on inflammatory cytokine production in ITP patients has not been well investigated. METHODS: Plasma samples from 48 ITP patients treated with TPO-RAs (median age 50 years (inter-quartile range; IQR 20-69), median platelet counts 24 × 10(9)/L (IQR 15-47 × 10(9)/L), 28 females) and 16 healthy controls (nine females, median age 37 years, IQR 22-51 years) were collected before and during treatment, and analyzed for a panel of cytokines and chemokines by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immuno-bead-based multiplex assay...
November 7, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780401/platelet-rich-plasma-releasate-promotes-proliferation-of-skeletal-muscle-cells-in-association-with-upregulation-of-pcna-cyclins-and-cyclin-dependent-kinases
#20
Wen-Chung Tsai, Tung-Yang Yu, Li-Ping Lin, Miao-Sui Lin, Yi-Cheng Wu, Chih-Hao Liao, Jong-Hwei S Pang
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) contains various cytokines and growth factors which may be beneficial to the healing process of injured muscle. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect and molecular mechanism of PRP releasate on proliferation of skeletal muscle cells. Skeletal muscle cells intrinsic to Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with PRP releasate. Cell proliferation was evaluated by 3-[4,5-Dimethylthiazol- 2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and immunocytochemistry with Ki-67 stain...
October 26, 2016: Platelets
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