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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917976/low-molecular-weight-fucoidan-ameliorates-hindlimb-ischemic-injury-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Zhiqiang Wang, Tiantian Liu, Xiaoping Chen, Hongjie You, Quanbin Zhang, Jingyi Xue, Yuanyuan Zheng, Dali Luo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Low molecular weight fucoidan (LMWF), extracted from Laminaria japonica Areschoug, is a traditional Chinese medicine, commonly used to alleviate edema, particularly for feet with numbness and pain. AIM OF THE STUDY: Diabetic mellitus (DM) patients are at high risk of developing peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Individuals with DM and PAD co-morbidity have a much higher risk of critical limb ischemia. LMWF showed several beneficial effects, such as anti-inflammation, anti-thrombosis, and enhancing revascularization...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916600/white-blood-cell-count-and-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-contemporary-era-insights-from-the-paris-study-patterns-of-non-adherence-to-anti-platelet-regimens-in-stented-patients-registry
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Binita Shah, Usman Baber, Stuart J Pocock, Mitchell W Krucoff, Cono Ariti, C Michael Gibson, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Giora Weisz, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Timothy D Henry, Annapoorna S Kini, Thomas Stuckey, David J Cohen, Ioannis Iakovou, George Dangas, Melissa B Aquino, Samantha Sartori, Alaide Chieffo, David J Moliterno, Antonio Colombo, Roxana Mehran
BACKGROUND: Elevated white blood cell (WBC) count is associated with increased major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in the setting of acute coronary syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether similar associations persist in an all-comers population of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the contemporary era. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the multicenter, prospective, observational PARIS study (Patterns of Non-Adherence to Anti-Platelet Regimens in Stented Patients Registry), 4222 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States and Europe between July 1, 2009, and December 2, 2010, were evaluated...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915889/anti-fibrotic-efficacy-of-nintedanib-in-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-the-inhibition-of-fibrocyte-activity
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Seidai Sato, Shintaro Shinohara, Shinya Hayashi, Shun Morizumi, Shuichi Abe, Hiroyasu Okazaki, Yanjuan Chen, Hisatsugu Goto, Yoshinori Aono, Hirohisa Ogawa, Kazuya Koyama, Haruka Nishimura, Hiroshi Kawano, Yuko Toyoda, Hisanori Uehara, Yasuhiko Nishioka
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is specific for platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFR), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR), and vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR), has recently been approved for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrocytes are bone marrow-derived progenitor cells that produce growth factors and contribute to fibrogenesis in the lungs. However, the effects of nintedanib on the functions of fibrocytes remain unclear...
September 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915383/force-activatable-biosensor-enables-single-platelet-force-mapping-directly-by-fluorescence-imaging
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Yongliang Wang, Dana N LeVine, Margaret Gannon, Yuanchang Zhao, Anwesha Sarkar, Bailey Hoch, Xuefeng Wang
Integrin-transmitted cellular forces are critical for platelet adhesion, activation, aggregation and contraction during hemostasis and thrombosis. Measuring and mapping single platelet forces are desired in both research and clinical applications. Conventional force-to-strain based cell traction force microscopies have low resolution which is not ideal for cellular force mapping in small platelets. To enable platelet force mapping with submicron resolution, we developed a force-activatable biosensor named integrative tension sensor (ITS) which directly converts molecular tensions to fluorescent signals, therefore enabling cellular force mapping directly by fluorescence imaging...
September 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914800/effect-of-clotting-duration-and-temperature-on-bdnf-measurement-in-human-serum
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Patrizia Amadio, Leonardo Sandrini, Alessandro Ieraci, Elena Tremoli, Silvia Stella Barbieri
Brain-derived neurothrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin expressed in different tissues and cells, including neurons, endothelial cells, leukocytes, megakaryocytes and platelets. Modifications of BDNF in plasma and/or in serum are associated with neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome and with mortality risk. Indeed, changes in blood levels of BDNF may reflect those of its tissue of origin and/or promote pathological dysfunctions. The measurement of BDNF amount in plasma or in serum has been characterized with particular attention in the impact of different anti-coagulants, clotting duration, temperature (≤21 °C) and delay in blood sample centrifugation as well as in stability of storage...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914789/phytochemical-constituents-health-benefits-and-industrial-applications-of-grape-seeds-a-mini-review
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Zheng Feei Ma, Hongxia Zhang
Grapes are one of the most widely grown fruits and have been used for winemaking since the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Grape seeds are rich in proanthocyanidins which have been shown to possess potent free radical scavenging activity. Grape seeds are a complex matrix containing 40% fiber, 16% oil, 11% proteins, and 7% complex phenols such as tannins. Grape seeds are rich sources of flavonoids and contain monomers, dimers, trimers, oligomers, and polymers. The monomeric compounds includes (+)-catechins, (-)-epicatechin, and (-)-epicatechin-3-O-gallate...
September 15, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914761/flavonolignans-inhibit-il1-%C3%AE-induced-cross-talk-between-blood-platelets-and-leukocytes
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Michal Bijak, Angela Dziedzic, Ewelina Synowiec, Tomasz Sliwinski, Joanna Saluk-Bijak
Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)-the most potent pro-inflammatory is responsible for a broad spectrum of immune and inflammatory responses, it induces T-cell and B-cell activation and consequently the synthesis of other pro-inflammatory cytokines (such as IFN-γ and TNF). IL-1β induces the formation of blood platelet-leukocyte aggregates (PLAs), which suggests that IL-1β significantly affects the cross-talk between blood platelets and the immune response system, leading to coronary thrombosis. The aim of our study is to investigate the effect of flavonolignans (silybin, silychristin and silydianin) on the IL-1β-induced interaction between platelets and leukocytes, as well as on the expression and the secretion of pro-inflammatory factors...
September 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912898/inhibition-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-homing-towards-triple-negative-breast-cancer-microenvironment-using-an-anti-pdgfr%C3%AE-aptamer
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Simona Camorani, Billy Samuel Hill, Raffaela Fontanella, Adelaide Greco, Matteo Gramanzini, Luigi Auletta, Sara Gargiulo, Sandra Albanese, Enrico Lucarelli, Laura Cerchia, Antonella Zannetti
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are shown to participate in tumor progression by establishing a favorable tumor microenvironment (TME) that promote metastasis through a cytokine networks. However, the mechanism of homing and recruitment of BM-MSCs into tumors and their potential role in malignant tissue progression is poorly understood and controversial. Here we show that BM-MSCs increase aggressiveness of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines evaluated as capability to migrate, invade and acquire stemness markers...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911310/how-to-treat-patients-with-essential-hypertension-and-peripheral-arterial-disease
#9
Salvatore Santo Signorelli
BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension (AH) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) frequently coincide. While significant attention is paid to AH, PAD is often underestimated. It is known that both AH and PAD present high cardiovascular risks for ischemic events. To date, the use of the most common anti-hypertensive drugs in PAD patients is still under debate. METHODS: Data from studies of large populations and minor cohorts of patients show AH and PAD together or PAD alone...
June 7, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910610/platelet-transfusion-refractoriness-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-treated-by-intensive-chemotherapy
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Thibault Comont, Suzanne Tavitian, Laurent Bardiaux, Marylise Fort, Bénédicte Debiol, Danièle Morère, Emilie Bérard, Eric Delabesse, Isabelle Luquet, Salima Martinez, Françoise Huguet, Christian Récher, Sarah Bertoli
Platelet transfusion refractoriness (PTR) is a major adverse event in the management of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In a series of 897 adult patients with AML receiving intensive chemotherapy, we identified 41 patients (4.8%) with PTR. PTR was more frequently observed in parous women, patients with extra-medullary disease, a low white blood cell count, an infection, or hemophagocytic syndrome. Among the 31 patients with anti-human leucocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies, an HLA-matched donor was identified for 18 patients (58...
August 30, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910587/trichosanthin-attenuates-vascular-injury-induced-neointimal-hyperplasia-following-balloon-catheter-injury-in-rats
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Min Qiu, Zheng Yang, Xiao-Hua Guo, Yu-Ting Song, Ming An, Guo-Jun Zhao, Miao Song, Xiao-Min Zhao, Yun-Shan Zhao, Quan-Li Liu
Trichosanthin (TCS), isolated from the root tuber of Trichosantheskirilowii, a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal plant, belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family, was found to exhibit numerous biological and pharmacological activities including anti-inflammatory. However, the effects of TCS on arterial injury induced neointimal hyperplasia and inflammatory cell infiltration remains poorly understood. The aim of study was to examine the effectiveness of TCS on arterial injury-mediated inflammatory processes and underlying mechanisms...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905532/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-pneumonia-in-hospitalized-patients-with-seasonal-influenza-a-or-b
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Seongjun Chu, Sang Joon Park, So My Koo, Yang Ki Kim, Ki Up Kim, Soo Taek Uh, Tae Hyung Kim, Suyeon Park
BACKGROUND: Most patients with influenza recover spontaneously or following treatment with an anti-viral agent, but some patients experience pneumonia requiring hospitalization. We conducted a retrospective review to determine the incidence and risk factors of pneumonia in hospitalized patients with influenza A or B. METHODS: A total of 213 patients aged 18 years or older and hospitalized with influenza between January 2012 and January 2015 were included in this study...
September 1, 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905178/single-versus-dual-anti-platelet-therapy-post-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Tomo Ando, Hisato Takagi, Alexandros Briasoulis, Luis Afonso
The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the 30-days safety (bleeding and vascular events) and efficacy (reduction in major stroke, myocardial infarction and mortality) of single anti-platelet (SAPT) versus dual anti-platelet (DAPT) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We used a meta-analytic method with Mantel-Haenszel methods to calculate the odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI). Only randomized clinical trials that compared 30-days safety and efficacy based on Valve Academic Research Consortium criteria were included...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904127/therapeutic-effects-of-monoclonal-antibody-against-dengue-virus-ns1-in-a-stat1-knockout-mouse-model-of-dengue-infection
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Shu-Wen Wan, Pei-Wei Chen, Chin-Yu Chen, Yen-Chung Lai, Ya-Ting Chu, Chia-Yi Hung, Han Lee, Hsuan Franziska Wu, Yung-Chun Chuang, Jessica Lin, Chih-Peng Chang, Shuying Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Chiou-Feng Lin, Chien-Kuo Lee, Betty A Wu-Hsieh, Robert Anderson, Trai-Ming Yeh, Yee-Shin Lin
Dengue virus (DENV) is the causative agent of dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue shock syndrome and is endemic to tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Our previous studies showed the existence of epitopes in the C-terminal region of DENV nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) which are cross-reactive with host Ags and trigger anti-DENV NS1 Ab-mediated endothelial cell damage and platelet dysfunction. To circumvent these potentially harmful events, we replaced the C-terminal region of DENV NS1 with the corresponding region from Japanese encephalitis virus NS1 to create chimeric DJ NS1 protein...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903994/the-level-of-heparin-induced-antibodies-in-correlation-with-the-result-of-the-flow-cytometric-functional-assay-in-the-patients-with-suspected-hit
#15
Elvira Maličev, Marjeta Maček Kvanka, Polona Klemenc, Primož Rožman
Heparin can induce the formation of antibodies against a heparin complex with a platelet factor 4 (PF4), leading to platelet activation and the development of heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia (HIT). Because screening ELISA does not discriminate between platelet activating and non-activating anti-heparin/PF4 antibodies, each positive result is confirmed by an additional functional assay. We analysed 1004 sera of patients with suspected HIT. Optical density (OD) values of ELISA-positive results were correlated with the risk for a positive result with our functional flow cytometric assay...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902848/the-effect-of-hiv-infection-and-hcv-viremia-on-inflammatory-mediators-and-hepatic-injury-the-women-s-interagency-hiv-study
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Sheila M Keating, Jennifer L Dodge, Philip J Norris, John Heitman, Stephen J Gange, Audrey L French, Marshall J Glesby, Brian R Edlin, Patricia S Latham, Maria C Villacres, Ruth M Greenblatt, Marion G Peters
Hepatitis C virus infection induces inflammation and while it is believed that HIV co-infection enhances this response, HIV control may reduce inflammation and liver fibrosis in resolved or viremic HCV infection. Measurement of systemic biomarkers in co-infection could help define the mechanism of inflammation on fibrosis and determine if HIV control reduces liver pathology. A nested case-control study was performed to explore the relationship of systemic biomarkers of inflammation with liver fibrosis in HCV viremic and/or seropositive women with and without HIV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901892/the-effect-of-anthocyanin-supplementation-in-modulating-platelet-function-in-sedentary-population-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Kiara Thompson, Holly Hosking, Wayne Pederick, Indu Singh, Abishek B Santhakumar
The anti-thrombotic properties of anthocyanin (ACN) supplementation was evaluated in this randomised, double-blind, placebo (PBO) controlled, cross-over design, dietary intervention trial in sedentary population. In all, sixteen participants (three males and thirteen females) consumed ACN (320 mg/d) or PBO capsules for 28 d followed by a 2-week wash-out period. Biomarkers of thrombogenesis and platelet activation induced by ADP; platelet aggregation induced by ADP, collagen and arachidonic acid; biochemical, lipid, inflammatory and coagulation profile were evaluated before and after supplementation...
September 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901742/surface-modification-of-polydimethylsiloxane-with-polydopamine-and-hyaluronic-acid-to-enhance-hemocompatibility-for-potential-applications-in-medical-implants-or-devices
#18
Peng Xue, Qian Li, Yuan Li, Lihong Sun, Lei Zhang, Zhigang Xu, Yuejun Kang
Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) has been widely utilized in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and implantable devices. To improve the hemocompatibility of PDMS-based implant, a facile technique was developed by modifying PDMS with a hyaluronic acid (HA) and polydopamine (PDA) composite (HA/PDA). Under appropriate ratio of HA to PDA, platelet adhesion and activation was considerably reduced on modified PDMS substrates, indicating an enhanced hemocompatibility compared to native PDMS or those coated with HA or PDA solely...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899471/-a-report-of-two-children-with-fever-headache-and-purpura
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Hong-Bo Xu, Mei Tan, Jian Lu, Mao-Qiang Tian, Yan Chen
In this study, two school-aged children had an acute onset in spring and had the manifestations of fever, headache, vomiting, disturbance of consciousness, purpura and ecchymosis, and positive meningeal irritation sign. There were increases in peripheral white blood cells and neutrophils, but reductions in the hemoglobin level and platelet count in the two children. They had a significant increase in C-reactive protein. There were hundreds or thousands of white blood cells in the cerebrospinal fluid, mainly neutrophils...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898507/growth-differentiation-factor-15-predicts-advanced-fibrosis-in-biopsy-proven-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Bo Kyung Koo, Sung Hee Um, Dong Soo Seo, Sae Kyung Joo, Jeong Mo Bae, Jeong Hwan Park, Mee Soo Chang, Jung Ho Kim, Jieun Lee, Won-Il Jeong, Won Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We explored whether growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) affects the histological severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) independent of insulin resistance. METHODS: In a biopsy-proven NAFLD cohort, we measured serum GDF15 levels using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. RESULTS: Among 190 subjects (mean age, 53±14 years; men, 52.1%), 72 (men, 65.3%) and 78 (men, 44.9%) were diagnosed with biopsy-proven non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), respectively...
September 12, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
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