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Bin Shen, Yu Zhang, Wei Dai, Yupo Ma, Yongping Jiang
BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic CD34(+) stem cells are widely used in the clinical therapy of complicated blood diseases. Stem cell factor Sall4B is a zinc finger transcription factor that plays a vital role in hematopoietic stem cell expansion. The purpose of our current study is to further evaluate how Sall4B might affect the expansion of CD34(+) cells derived from nonhuman primates. METHODS: Sall4B was overexpressed in nonhuman primate bone marrow-derived CD34(+) cells via a lentiviral transduction system...
October 20, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Anne Spichler Moffarah, Mayar Al Mohajer, Bonnie L Hurwitz, David G Armstrong
The skin is colonized by a diverse collection of microorganisms which, for the most part, peacefully coexist with their hosts. Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of conditions; in immunocompromised hosts, SSTIs can be caused by diverse microorganisms-most commonly bacteria, but also fungi, viruses, mycobacteria, and protozoa. The diagnosis of SSTIs is difficult because they may commonly masquerade as other clinical syndromes or can be a manifestation of systemic disease. In immunocompromised hosts, SSTI poses a major diagnostic challenge, and clinical dermatological assessment should be initially performed; to better identify the pathogen and to lead to appropriate treatment, etiology should include cultures of lesions and blood, biopsy with histology, specific microbiological analysis with special stains, molecular techniques, and antigen-detection methodologies...
August 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
M Senkoro, A M V Kumar, P Chinnakali, S G Mfinanga, S Egwaga, V Kamara, F van Leth, S G Hinderaker
SETTING: Tanzania has an estimated tuberculosis (TB) prevalence of 295 per 100 000 adult population. There is currently no nationally representative information on factors associated with TB in Tanzania. OBJECTIVE: To determine the demographic and clinical factors associated with bacteriologically confirmed TB in the adult general population of Tanzania. DESIGN: A case-control study nested in a nationally representative TB prevalence survey...
October 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Maria Asunción García Gonzalo, María Isabel Santamaría Mas, Lidia Pascual Tomé, Maialen Ibarguren Pinilla, Francisco Rodríguez-Arrondo
AIM: To assess the prevalence of comorbidities, concomitant therapies and adverse effects associated with the medication in a cohort of patients with HIV infection. DESIGN: Multicentre cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: Infectious Diseases or Internal Medicine outpatient Clinics of 3 hospitals in the Basque Country. PARTICIPANTS: During a 3 month period, patients with the following inclusion criteria were randomly selected: HIV infection, age>18years, antiretroviral treatment (ART) for at least 6months, and no changes in ART in the previous 4weeks...
October 5, 2016: Atencion Primaria
Jennifer A Campbell, David S Sanders, Katherine A Francis, Matthew Kurien, Sai Lee, Hatim Taha, Arvind Ramadas, Diamond Joy, Andrew D Hopper
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency may be under recognised in gastroenterological practice. We aimed to identify the prevalence of pancreatic insufficiency in secondary care gastroenterology clinics and determine if co-morbidity or presenting symptoms could predict diagnosis. A secondary aim was to assess response to treatment. METHODS: A dual centre retrospective analysis was conducted in secondary care gastroenterology clinics. Patients tested for pancreatic exocrine insufficiency with faecal elastase-1 (FEL-1) between 2009 and 2013 were identified in two centres...
September 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Andrew S Griffin, Shawn M Gage, Jeffrey H Lawson, Charles Y Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated whether the use of a staged Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO; Merit Medical, South Jordan, Utah) implantation strategy incurs increased early infection risk compared with conventional primary HeRO implantation. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 192 hemodialysis patients who underwent HeRO graft implantation: 105 patients underwent primary HeRO implantation in the operating room, and 87 underwent a staged implantation where a previously inserted tunneled central venous catheter was used for guidewire access for the venous outflow component...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Shahrzad Bakhtiar, Frank Ruemmele, Fabienne Charbit-Henrion, Eva Lévy, Frédéric Rieux-Laucat, Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, Peter Bader, Ulrich Paetow
Monogenic primary immunodeficiency syndromes can affect one or more endocrine organs by autoimmunity during childhood. Clinical manifestations include type 1 diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, and vitiligo. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-responsive beige-like anchor protein (LRBA) deficiency was described in 2012 as a novel primary immunodeficiency, predominantly causing immune dysregulation and early onset enteropathy. We describe the heterogeneous clinical course of LRBA deficiency in two siblings, mimicking an autoimmune polyendocrine disorder in one of them in presence of the same underlying genetic mutation...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Maria Frantzi, Zoi Klimou, Manousos Makridakis, Jerome Zoidakis, Agnieszka Latosinska, Daniel M Borràs, Bart Janssen, Ioanna Giannopoulou, Vasiliki Lygirou, Andreas C Lazaris, Nicholas P Anagnou, Harald Mischak, Maria G Roubelakis, Antonia Vlahou
Bladder cancer (BC) is the second most common malignancy of the genitourinary system, characterized by the highest recurrence rate of all cancers. Treatment options are limited; thus a thorough understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms is needed to guide the discovery of novel therapeutic targets. Profilins are actin binding proteins with attributed pleiotropic functions to cytoskeletal remodeling, cell adhesion, motility, even transcriptional regulation, not fully characterized yet. Earlier studies from our laboratory revealed that decreased tissue levels of Profilin-1 (PFN1) are correlated with BC progression to muscle invasive disease...
September 23, 2016: Oncotarget
Andrew Baird, Chenliang Deng, Matthew H Eliceiri, Fatima Haghi, Xitong Dang, Raul Coimbra, Todd W Costantini, Bruce E Torbett, Brian P Eliceiri
Mice engrafted with human CD34(+) hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (CD34(+) -HSPCs) have been used to study human infection, diabetes, sepsis, and burn, suggesting that they could be highly amenable to characterizing the human inflammatory response to injury. To this end, human leukocytes infiltrating subcutaneous implants of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) sponges were analyzed in immunodeficient NSG mice reconstituted with CD34(+) -HSPCs. It was reported that human CD45(+) (hCD45(+) ) leukocytes were present in PVA sponges 3 and 7 days postimplantation and could be localized within the sponges by immunohistochemistry...
September 24, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
Juliana Ferreira Barbosa, Sônia Maria de Figueiredo, Sandra Lyon, Rachel Basques Caligiorne
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is azooanthroponosis affecting both rural and peri-urban areas, and can also spread into urban areas. Although more than 90% of new cases are reported from six countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, South Sudan and Sudan, VL has emerged in many countries in the world, presenting new cases in new countries of occurrence. Thus, studies concerning epidemiological aspects in different world regions are very meaningful.In this purpose, this study aimed analyze 89 cases of VL, treated between June 2006 and June 2014 at Eduardo de Menezes Hospital (HEM), a Reference Center of Infectious Diseases situated in Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais state, Brazil...
September 21, 2016: Current Clinical Pharmacology
Jingxian Ding, Chungen Guo, Pinghua Hu, Jun Chen, Qiuming Liu, Xiaobo Wu, Yali Cao, Jiong Wu
Despite the great progress in breast cancer research and treatment, measures for efficient targeting of triple‑negative breast cancer (TNBC) are still lacking. The well‑established dependency of cancer cells on their microenvironment suggests that targeting the tumor niche might form a novel therapeutic approach. We identified the tumor‑associated macrophage (TAM) infiltration in breast cancer tissues by immunohistochemistry, and analyzed overall survival (OS). U937 co‑cultures with MDA‑MB‑231, MDA‑MB‑468 and MCF‑7, respectively, to simulate in vivo cellular interactions were assessed...
September 6, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
Carlos Augusto Real Martinez, Lilian Vital Pinheiro, Debora Helena Rossi, Michel Gardere Camargo, Maria de Lourdes Setsuko Ayrizono, Raquel Franco Leal, Cláudio Saddy Rodrigues Coy
Introduction. Bloom syndrome (BS) is an inherited disorder due to mutation in BLM gene. The diagnosis of BS should be considered in patients with growth retardation of prenatal onset, a photosensitive rash in a butterfly distribution over the cheeks, and an increased risk of cancer at an early age. Clinical manifestations also include short stature, dolichocephaly, prominent ears, micrognathia, malar hypoplasia and a high-pitched voice, immunodeficiency, type II diabetes, and hypogonadism associated with male infertility and female subfertility...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Yasuyuki Saito, Jana M Ellegast, Anahita Rafiei, Yuanbin Song, Daniel Kull, Mathias Heikenwalder, Anthony Rongvaux, Stephanie Halene, Richard A Flavell, Markus G Manz
Human CD34(+) hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) can reconstitute a human hemato-lymphoid system when transplanted into immunocompromised mice. While fetal liver- and cord blood-derived CD34(+) cells lead to high engraftment levels, engraftment of mobilized, adult donor-derived CD34(+) cells has remained poor. We generated so-called MSTRG and MISTRG hu-manized mice on a Rag2(-/-)Il2rg(-/-) background carrying a transgene for human SIRPα and human homologues of the cytokines macrophage-colony stimulating factor, thrombopoietin, with or without interleukin-3 and granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor under murine promotors...
August 19, 2016: Blood
Wasundara Fernando, Melanie R Power Coombs, David W Hoskin, H P Vasantha Rupasinghe
Docosahexaenoic acid-acylated phloridzin (PZ-DHA), a novel polyphenol fatty acid ester derivative, was synthesized through a regioselective acylation reaction with the aim of increasing the bioactivity of phloridzin (PZ) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). In this study, PZ-DHA's cytotoxic activity was explored using in vitro and in vivo models of mammary carcinoma. PZ-DHA was selectively cytotoxic for mammary carcinoma (MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-468, 4T1, MCF-7 and T-47D) cells compared to non-malignant human mammary epithelial cells (HMEC and MCF-10A) and fibroblasts by MTS assay and Annexin-V-FLUOS/propidium iodide staining...
October 2016: Carcinogenesis
Xiao-Rui Liu, Yu-Na Guo, Chuan-Mei Qin, Xiao-Li Qin, Fei Tao, Fei Su, Fu-Ju Tian, Yan Zhang, Yi Lin
Intrauterine infection is one of the most frequent causes of miscarriage. CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG ODN) can mimic intrauterine infection. CpG ODN-induced embryo-resorption was observed consistently in the NK-cell deficient non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice but not in the wild-type (WT) mice. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of differential pregnancy outcomes, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the placenta and decidua basalis was revealed by RNA-Seq with CpG ODN or control ODN treatment. Common DEGs in the WT and NOD mice were enriched in antimicrobial/antibacterial humoral responses that may be activated as a primary response to bacterial infection...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Hajjaj H M Abdu-Allah, Shih-Ting Huang, Tzu Ting Chang, Chia-Ling Chen, Han-Chung Wu, Wen-Shan Li
Building on the initial successful optimization of a novel series of tetraindoles, a second generation of the compounds with changes in the core phenyl ring was synthesized to improve anticancer properties. 17 new compounds with different rigidity, planarity, symmetry and degree of conjugation of their core structures to 5-hydroxyindole units were synthesized. All the compounds were fully characterized and tested against breast cancer cell line (MDA-MB-231). The results revealed that the core structure is required for activity and it should be aromatic, rigid, planar, symmetrical and conjugated for optimal activity...
September 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Dane Bergstrom, Jeffrey V Leyton, Arman Zereshkian, Conrad Chan, Zhongli Cai, Raymond M Reilly
INTRODUCTION: (111)In-DTPA-NLS-CSL360 radioimmunoconjugates (RIC) recognize the overexpression of the interleukin-3 receptor α-subchain (CD123) relative to the β-subchain (CD131) on leukemia stem cells (LSC). Our aim was to study Auger electron radioimmunotherapy (RIT) of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with (111)In-DTPA-NLS-CSL360 in non-obese diabetic severe combined immunodeficiency (NOD/SCID) mice or NOD-Rag1(null)IL2rγ(null) (NRG) mice engrafted with CD123(+) human AML-5 cells. METHODS: The toxicity of three doses of (111)In-DTPA-NLS-CSL360 (3...
October 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
Saad Alghamdi, Abdullah Alrbiaan, Ali Alaraj, Ahmad Alhuraiji, Mohammad Alghamdi, Abdulrahman Alrajhi
BACKGROUND: Mortality related to human immunodeficiency (HIV) has improved with the use of antiretroviral therapy; however, liver disease-related mortality remains a major concern for the HIV population. Elevation of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) has been noted in HIV-infected persons even without viral hepatitis infection. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and prevalence of chronic alanine ALT elevation among patients infected with HIV who are negative for hepatitis B or C infection...
July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Nicola Wearne, Ikechi G Okpechi
The cause of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in South Africa (SA) was worsened by the denial by key political players that HIV causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). South Africa continues to have the highest rate of HIV world-wide, which has had a huge impact on the development of both chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury. Fortunately, there is now an effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) roll-out program. SA is also dealing with a collision of epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis, and non-communicable disease, particularly hypertension and diabetes...
July 29, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Sankaran Sriram, Rajeswari Sankaralingam, Madeshwaran Mani, Tiruchengode Natesan Tamilselvam
AIM: To determine the role and efficacy of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the healing of recalcitrant vasculitic ulcers and to study the rapidity of ulcer healing with respect to platelet concentration in the prepared PRP. METHODS: This is a pilot study which included 20 patients with biopsy-proven vasculitic ulcers after excluding human immunodeficiency virus, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, active smoking and platelet abnormalities in peripheral smear...
July 26, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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