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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926321/evaluation-of-platelet-activation-during-storage-in-leukocyte-depleted-platelet-concentrates
#1
Miodrag Vucic, Zoran Stanojkovic, Ana Antic, Jelana Vucic, Voja Pavlovic
Structural and functional changes in platelets during storage can lead to the loss of platelet reactivity and response. Our aim was to evaluate leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates, obtained by in-line filtration on storage days 0, 3 and 5. In non-filtered platelet concentrates (NF-PC) group, 180 whole blood units were collected with quadruple blood bags and then compared to another group of 180 whole blood units (leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates [LD-PC]), collected in Imuflex Whole Blood Filter Saving Platelets (WB-SP) bags with an integrated leukoreduction filter, with regard to the platelet quality and characteristics...
September 19, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926322/vitamin-d-status-serum-lipid-concentrations-and-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-gene-polymorphisms-in-familial-mediterranean-fever
#2
Turan Turhan, Halef Okan Doğan, Nihal Boğdaycioğlu, Nilnur Eyerci, Ahmet Omma, İsmail Sari, Ahmet Yeşilyurt, Yaşar Karaaslan
Vitamin D (VitD) is critical for the regulation of inflammatory processes, and VitD deficiency has been linked to several chronic inflammatory disorders. We aimed to investigate the concentrations of serum 25(OH)D3, lipid parameters, and three known VDR polymorphisms (BsmI, FokI, and TaqI) in patients with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disease. The study included 123 FMF patients and 105 controls. A total of 38 patients were in acute attacks at the time of investigation...
September 18, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817788/the-joint-effect-of-the-endothelin-receptor-b-gene-ednrb-polymorphism-rs10507875-and-nitric-oxide-synthase-3-gene-nos3-polymorphism-rs869109213-in-slovenian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-diabetic-retinopathy
#3
Dejan Bregar, Ines Cilenšek, Sara Mankoč, Ana Reschner, Danijel Petrovič, Mojca Globočnik Petrovič
Increasing evidence suggests that endothelin and nitric oxide synthase genes and their products exert biological effects on the vasculature via the nitric oxide or endothelin pathway. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of rs10507875 and rs869109213 (alone or in interaction) with diabetic retinopathy (DR) in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We genotyped the single nucleotide polymorphism rs10507875 of the endothelin receptor B gene (EDNRB) and variable number tandem repeats rs869109213 of the nitric oxide synthase 3 gene (NOS3) in 270 Slovenian patients with DR and T2DM and 256 controls with T2DM without clinical signs of DR...
August 17, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763628/the-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-breast-cancer-staging
#4
Ulkem Yararbas, Neslihan Çetin, Levent Yeniay, Aziz Murat Argon
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines recommend assessment with positron emission tomography with 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18]fluoro- D-glucose integrated with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) in staging of breast cancer, starting from the stage IIIA. Previously, PET/CT contributed to the accurate staging from the stage IIB. Our aim is to evaluate the contribution of 18F-FDG PET/CT in staging of breast cancer patients. A total of 234 patients were retrospectively evaluated. PET/CT was performed preoperatively in 114/234 and postoperatively in 120/234 patients...
August 1, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759737/differential-diagnosis-of-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-hps-portopulmonary-hypertension-pph-and-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-hht
#5
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Inna Krynytska, Mariya Marushchak, Anna Mikolenko, Anzhela Bob, Iryna Smachylo, Ludmyla Radetska, Olga Sopel
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a severe complication of advanced liver disease associated with an extremely poor prognosis. HPS is diagnosed in 4-47% of patients with cirrhosis and in 15-20% of candidates for liver transplantation. In addition, severe hypoxia is associated with a high risk of complications of liver transplantation (a 30% chance during the first 90 days) and increases the gap between transplantation and improving arterial oxygenation. The pathogenesis of HPS is not fully understood, and no effective pharmacological treatment has been developed yet...
July 31, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759738/abcb1-3435c-t-and-2677g-t-a-polymorphisms-in-polish-and-bosnian-crohn-s-disease-patients-a-preliminary-report
#6
Krzysztof Borecki, Iwona Zawada, Anna Pawinska-Matecka, Nermin Nusret Salkic, Beata Karakiewicz, Grażyna Adler
The role of ABCB1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the development of Crohn's disease (CD) remains unclear. Due to inconsistent results of several European population-based studies and limited information on populations from Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), we conducted a preliminary association study of two main ABCB1 SNPs and CD. ABCB1 3435C>T and 2677G>T/A SNPs were analyzed in Polish and Bosnian CD patients (n = 85 and n = 30, respectively) and controls (n = 82 and n = 30, respectively) using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) for 3435C>T and allele-specific PCR for 2677G>A/T SNP...
July 26, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738014/enhancer-of-zeste-homologue-2-ezh2-expression-in-synovial-sarcomas-as-a-promising-indicator-of-prognosis
#7
Ulviye Yalçınkaya, Nesrin Uğraş, Gonca Özgün, Gökhan Ocakoğlu, Adem Deligönül, Sibel Kahraman Çetintaş, Muhammed Sadık Bilgen
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a type of soft tissue sarcoma, often linked to poor survival. Although overexpression of enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (EZH2) has been associated with poor prognosis in different tumors, a few studies investigated this link in SS. Here, we analyzed the relationship between EZH2 expression and prognostic factors in SS. We included 29 patients with SS. Immunostaining of EZH2 was performed with (D2C9) XPTM Rabbit mAb antibody, and the results were classified as low EZH2 expression (negative or weak expression) and high EZH2 expression category (moderate or strong expression)...
July 24, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732188/adapted-methods-for-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-assessment-of-human-sperm-morphology
#8
Petra Nussdorfer, Ines Cilenšek, Branko Zorn, Daniel Petrovič
Infertility is a widespread problem, and in some cases, the routine basic semen analysis is not sufficient to detect the cause of male infertility. The use of the scanning electron microscope (SEM) could provide a detailed insight into spermatozoa morphology, but it requires specific sample preparation techniques. The purpose of this study was to select, adjust, and optimize a method for the preparation of spermatozoa samples prior to SEM analysis, and to establish the protocol required for its use in clinical practice...
July 21, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704174/evaluation-of-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-patients-with-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
#9
Amra Adrovic, Reyhan Dedeoglu, Sezgin Sahin, Kenan Barut, Aida Koka, Dicle Cengiz, Funda Oztunc, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) is a chronic multisystemic autoimmune disease. Previous studies among adults have shown impaired right ventricular (RV) function in patients with SLE. Also, these patients may develop pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH), which is one of the most threatening complications of SLE. Nevertheless, studies on PAH among jSLE patients are still rare. The aim of this study was to assess the RV function in jSLE patients by Doppler echocardiography (Echo Doppler). We also estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) and mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPAP) in these patients...
July 13, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686850/the-effect-of-metformin-treatment-on-endoplasmic-reticulum-er-stress-induced-by-status-epilepticus-se-via-the-perk-eif2%C3%AE-chop-pathway
#10
Jing Chen, Guo Zheng, Hu Guo, Zhong-Nan Shi, Jiao Jiang, Xiao-Yu Wang, Xiao Yang, Xian-Yu Liu
Status epilepticus (SE) is defined as continuous seizure activity lasting more than 5 minutes. It results in neuronal cell death, mediated by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response. Previously, metformin demonstrated neuroprotective effects in primary cortical neurons. In this study, we analyzed the effect of metformin on ER stress via the pro-apoptotic protein kinase RNA-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK) - eukaryotic initiation factor 2α (eIF2α) - C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP) pathway. SE was induced in rats by pentylenetetrazole...
July 7, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812534/microsatellite-instability-status-predicts-response-to-anti-pd-1-pd-l1-therapy-regardless-the-histotype-a-comment-on-recent-advances
#11
LETTER
Semir Vranic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686849/lack-of-association-between-urotensin-ii-uts2-gene-polymorphisms-thr21met-and-ser89asn-and-migraine
#12
Betül Ozan, Seniz Demiryürek, Muhammad Safdar, Yusuf Inanc, Abdullah Tuncay Demiryürek
Migraine is a common neurovascular brain disorder with heterogeneous clinical presentation, including recurrent headache attacks. The pathophysiology of migraine is complex, and a number of genomic regions have been associated with the development of migraine. In this study, we analyzed the allele and genotype frequencies of the urotensin-II gene (UTS2) polymorphisms, Thr21Met and Ser89Asn, among Turkish patients with migraine. A total of 146 patients with migraine (14 with aura [MA group] and 132 without aura [MO group]) were genotyped for Thr21Met and Ser89Asn polymorphisms and compared with 154 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628756/atypical-sympathomimetic-drug-lerimazoline-mediates-contractile-effects-in-rat-aorta-predominantly-by-5-ht2a-receptors
#13
Eldina Rizvić, Goran Janković, Slađana Kostić-Rajačić, Miroslav M Savić
Lerimazoline is a sympathomimetic drug that belongs to the imidazoline class of compounds, and is used as a nasal decongestant. Studies on lerimazoline are rare, and its pharmacological profile is not completely understood. Here, we analyzed the affinity of lerimazoline for dopamine receptor D2, serotonin 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptors and α1-adrenoceptor, and investigated lerimazoline contractile effects in isolated rat thoracic aorta. We also determined the effect of several antagonists on the contractile response to lerimazoline, including prazosin (α1-adrenoceptor antagonist), RX 821002 and rauwolscine (α2-adrenoceptor antagonists), JP 1302 (α2C-adrenoceptor antagonist), methiothepin (non-selective 5-HT receptor antagonist), SB 224289 (5-HT1B receptor antagonist), BRL 15572 (5-HT1D receptor antagonist), and ketanserin (5-HT2A receptor antagonist)...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504924/mrna-expression-of-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-cytoplasmic-2-nfatc2-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-pparg-transcription-factors-in-colorectal-carcinoma
#14
Venus Zafari, Shahryar Hashemzadeh, Mohammadali Hosseinpour Feizi, Nasser Pouladi, Leila Rostami Zadeh, Ebrahim Sakhinia
Transcription factors are involved in cell cycle and apoptosis regulation and thus have a key role in the carcinogenesis of different tumors. Nuclear factor of activated T-cells, cytoplasmic 2 (NFATc2) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARG) transcription factors are important in the carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we examined whether the expression of NFATc2 and PPARG genes is significantly altered during the carcinogenesis of CRC. A total of 47 tumor samples and matched normal tissue margins were collected during surgery from patients with CRC...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488550/tumor-suppressive-function-of-microrna-192-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#15
Mahtab Sayadi, Soheila Ajdary, Fatemeh Nadali, Shahrbano Rostami, Mahdi Edalati Fahtabad
Non-coding RNAs play a critical role in gene regulation in cancer cells. Reduced expression of microRNA-192 (miR-192) has been detected in many cancers. In this study, we investigated the role of miR-192 in cell proliferation and cell cycle control in NALM-6 cell line, a model of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Cell cycle analysis by DNA content using propidium iodide staining and cell apoptosis analysis using Annexin V assay were carried out. Cell proliferation changes were monitored using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488548/angiotensinogen-agt-gene-missense-polymorphisms-rs699-and-rs4762-and-diabetic-nephropathy-in-caucasians-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#16
Jana Makuc, Maja Šeruga, Matej Završnik, Ines Cilenšek, Daniel Petrovič
Gene polymorphisms associated with the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) have been extensively studied in diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients, due to therapeutic potential of targeting the RAAS and slowing down the disease progression. The aim of our study was to examine the association between angiotensinogen (AGT) gene polymorphisms (rs699 and rs4762) and DN in Caucasians with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A total of 651 unrelated Slovenian (Caucasian) T2DM patients were tested for AGT rs699 and rs4762 polymorphisms using a novel fluorescence-based kompetitive allele-specific polymerase chain reaction (KASPar) assay...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485251/salvia-miltiorrhiza-extract-dihydrotanshinone-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-proliferation-of-glioma-cells
#17
Yong Cao, Bin Huang, Changqing Gao
Dihydrotanshinone, a functional food in China, is an effective anti-cardiovascular disease substance isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza (S. miltiorrhiza). Glioma is considered to be fatal due to its poor prognosis and few effective therapeutic options. In this study, we investigated the anticancer effects of S. miltiorrhiza extract dihydrotanshinone on human glioma SHG-44 cells, by using 3-(4, 5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2, 5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide assay, Hoechst 33258 nuclear staining, Annexin V/propidium iodide double staining, as well as western blot analysis...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485250/localization-of-trefoil-factor-family-peptide-3-tff3-in-epithelial-tissues-originating-from-the-three-germ-layers-of-developing-mouse-embryo
#18
Nikola Bijelić, Tatjana Belovari, Maja Tolušić Levak, Mirela Baus Lončar
Trefoil factor family (TFF) peptides are involved in the maintenance of epithelial integrity and epithelial restitution. Mature epithelial tissues originate from different embryonic germ layers. The objective of this research was to explore the presence and localization of TFF3 peptide in mouse embryonic epithelia and to examine if the occurrence of TFF3 peptide is germ layer-dependent. Mouse embryos (14-18 days old) were fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde and embedded in paraffin. Immunohistochemistry was performed with affinity purified rabbit anti-TFF3 antibody, goat anti-rabbit biotinylated secondary antibody and streptavidin-horseradish peroxidase, followed by 3,3'-diaminobenzidine...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453434/follicular-morphological-characteristics-may-be-associated-with-invasion-in-follicular-thyroid-neoplasms-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features
#19
Nuray Can, Mehmet Celik, Yavuz Atakan Sezer, Filiz Ozyilmaz, Semra Ayturk, Ebru Tastekin, Necdet Sut, Hakan Gurkan, Funda Ustun, Buket Yilmaz Bulbul, Sibel Guldiken, Fulya Oz Puyan
The newly proposed nomenclature and diagnostic criteria for encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (EFVPTC), the noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP), could improve the consistency and accuracy of diagnosing this entity. Diagnosis of NIFTP requires evaluation of the complete tumor border or capsule. The presence of tumor invasion in follicular thyroid neoplasms with papillary-like nuclear features has been recently discussed by many authors...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446126/cd44-silencing-decreases-the-expression-of-stem-cell-related-factors-induced-by-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-in-lung-cancer-preliminary-findings
#20
Fariz Nurwidya, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Motoyasu Kato, Hario Baskoro, Moulid Hidayat, Aditya Wirawan, Kazuhisa Takahashi
The mechanism underlying increased concentrations of cancer stem cell (CSC)-associated factors in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells treated with transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), is still not clear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible role of CD44 in the regulation of CSC-associated genes, by analyzing the effect of CD44 knockdown on their expression. A549, a NSCLC cell line that expresses CD44 antigen, was treated with TGFβ1 and TNFα...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
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