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Cell-free hemoglobin

Johannes Jägers, Stephan Brauckmann, Michael Kirsch, Katharina Effenberger-Neidnicht
Background: Systemic inflammation alters energy metabolism. A sufficient glucose level, however, is most important for erythrocytes, since erythrocytes rely on glucose as sole source of energy. Damage to erythrocytes leads to hemolysis. Both disorders of glucose metabolism and hemolysis are associated with an increased risk of death. The objective of the study was to investigate the impact of intravenous glucose on hemolysis during systemic inflammation. Materials and methods: Systemic inflammation was accomplished in male Wistar rats by continuous lipopolysaccharide (LPS) infusion (1 mg LPS/kg and h, 300 min)...
2018: Journal of Inflammation Research
Min Young Kim, Ji Sook Kim, Seung Han Son, Chang Su Lim, Hea Young Eum, Dae Hyun Ha, Mi Ae Park, Eun Jung Baek, Buom-Yong Ryu, Ho Chul Kang, Vladimir N Uversky, Chul Geun Kim
During hematopoiesis, red blood cells originate from the hematopoietic stem cell reservoir. Although the regulation of erythropoiesis and globin expression has been intensively investigated, the underlining mechanisms are not fully understood, including the interplay between transcription factors and epigenetic factors. Here, we uncover that the Mbd2-free NuRD chromatin remodeling complex potentiates erythroid differentiation of proerythroblasts via managing functions of the CP2c complexes. We found that both Mbd2 and Mbd3 expression is downregulated during differentiation of MEL cells in vitro and in normal erythropoiesis in mouse bone marrow, and Mbd2 downregulation is crucial for erythropoiesis...
March 14, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Christian A Schaer, Catherine Owczarek, Jeremy W Deuel, Stefan Schauer, Jin Hyen Baek, Ayla Yalamanoglu, Matthew P Hardy, Pierre D Scotney, Peter M Schmidt, Matthias Pelzing, Peter Soupourmas, Paul W Buehler, Dominik J Schaer
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have evaluated haptoglobin (Hp) polymers from pooled human plasma as a therapeutic protein to attenuate toxic effects of cell-free hemoglobin (Hb). Proof of concept studies have demonstrated efficacy of Hp in hemolysis associated with transfusion and sickle cell anemia. However, phenotype-specific Hp products might be desirable to exploit phenotype specific activities of Hp 1-1 versus Hp 2-2, offering opportunities for recombinant therapeutics. Prohaptoglobin (proHp) is the primary translation product of the Hp mRNA...
March 15, 2018: BMC Biotechnology
Jinyong Lin, Lingdong Shao, Sufang Qiu, Xingwu Huang, Mengmeng Liu, Zuci Zheng, Duo Lin, Yongliang Xu, Zhihua Li, Yao Lin, Rong Chen, Shangyuan Feng
A home-made near-infrared laser tweezers Raman spectroscopy (LTRS) system was applied to detect hemoglobin variation in red blood cells (RBCs) from diabetes without exogenous labeling. Results showed significant spectral differences existed between the diabetic and normal RBCs, including the peaks dominated by protein components (e.g. 1003 cm-1 ) and heme groups (e.g. 753 cm-1 ) in RBCs, and accurate classification results for diabetes detection were obtained by linear discriminant analysis with 100% sensitivity (i...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
Ulrik Dolberg Anderson, Maya Jälmby, Marijke M Faas, Stefan R Hansson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate how maternal cell-free fetal hemoglobin and heme impact the scavenger enzyme systems Hemopexin and Heme Oxygenase-1 in patients with preeclampsia (PE). The secondary aims were to evaluate these proteins as biomarkers for severity of the clinical manifestation i.e. hypertension, in early- and late onset PE. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Plasma samples taken within the last 24 h before delivery from 135 patients were analyzed, 89 PE and 46 normal pregnancies...
February 15, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Scott K Ferguson, Julie W Harral, David I Pak, Katherine M Redinius, Kurt R Stenmark, Dominik J Schaer, Paul W Buehler, David C Irwin
Free hemoglobin (Hb) associated with hemolysis extravasates into vascular tissue and depletes nitric oxide (NO), which leads to impaired vascular function and could impair skeletal muscle metabolic control during exercise. We tested the hypothesis that: 1) free Hb would extravasate into skeletal muscle tissue, reducing the contracting skeletal muscle O2 delivery/O2 utilization ratio (microvascular PO2 , PO2 mv) to a similar extent as that observed following NO synthase (NOS) blockade, and 2) that the Hb scavenging protein haptoglobin (Hp) would prevent Hb extravasation and inhibit these skeletal muscle tissue effects...
March 8, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
Jens Overgaard, Camilla Molich Hoff, Hanne Sand Hansen, Lena Specht, Marie Overgaard, Pernille Lassen, Elo Andersen, Jørgen Johansen, Lisbeth Juhler Andersen, Jan Folkvard Evensen, Jan Alsner, Cai Grau
PURPOSE: To evaluate if correction of low hemoglobin (Hb) levels by means of darbepoetin alfa improves the outcomes of radiotherapy in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients eligible for primary radiotherapy and who had Hb values below 14.0 g/dl were randomized to receive accelerated fractionated radiotherapy with or without darbepoetin alfa. Patients also received the hypoxic radiosensitizer nimorazole...
March 6, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Christine C Helms, Mark T Gladwin, Daniel B Kim-Shapiro
Erythrocytes regulate vascular function through the modulation of oxygen delivery and the scavenging and generation of nitric oxide (NO). First, hemoglobin inside the red blood cell binds oxygen in the lungs and delivers it to tissues throughout the body in an allosterically regulated process, modulated by oxygen, carbon dioxide and proton concentrations. The vasculature responds to low oxygen tensions through vasodilation, further recruiting blood flow and oxygen carrying erythrocytes. Research has shown multiple mechanisms are at play in this classical hypoxic vasodilatory response, with a potential role of red cell derived vasodilatory molecules, such as nitrite derived nitric oxide and red blood cell ATP, considered in the last 20 years...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Ádson Costa, Julieta Volpato, Cláudio R S Mattoso, Bruno Lunardeli, Aury N de Moraes, Mere E Saito
Hematology is an important health indicator in birds, but the stress from capture or anesthesia can cause alterations in blood count. This study aimed to evaluate the differences found in blood counts among guans ( Penelope obscura) under physical restraint and anesthetized with isoflurane. Thirty-two free-range guans from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) Park were enrolled in the study. After physical restraint, blood samples were obtained from the ulnar vein and placed in heparinized tubes...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Ina Laura Pieper, Gemma Radley, Abigail Christen, Sabrina Ali, Owen Bodger, Catherine A Thornton
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are a life-saving form of mechanical circulatory support in heart failure patients. However, VADs have not yet reached their full potential due to the associated side effects (thrombosis, bleeding, infection) related to the activation and damage of blood cells and proteins caused by mechanical stress and foreign materials. Studies of the effects of VADs on leukocytes are limited, yet leukocyte activation and damage including microparticle generation can influence both thrombosis and infection rates...
March 7, 2018: Artificial Organs
Nora Luethi, Luca Cioccari, Peter Biesenbach, Luca Lucchetta, Hidetoshi Kagaya, Rhys Morgan, Francesca Di Muzio, Barbara Presello, Duaa Gaafar, Alison Hay, Marco Crisman, Roisin Toohey, Hollie Russell, Neil J Glassford, Glenn M Eastwood, Elif I Ekinci, Adam M Deane, Rinaldo Bellomo, Johan Mårtensson
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility, biochemical efficacy, and safety of liberal versus conventional glucose control in ICU patients with diabetes. DESIGN: Prospective, open-label, sequential period study. SETTING: A 22-bed mixed ICU of a tertiary hospital in Australia. PATIENTS: We compared 350 consecutive patients with diabetes admitted over 15 months who received liberal glucose control with a preintervention control population of 350 consecutive patients with diabetes who received conventional glucose control...
March 3, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Po-Sheng Yang, Chien-Liang Liu, Tsang-Pai Liu, Han-Hsiang Chen, Chih-Jen Wu, Shih-Ping Cheng
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation has been implicated in complications and heightened mortality of patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are widely available surrogate markers of inflammation. This study sought to delineate the changes in NLR and PLR after parathyroidectomy. METHODS: A total of 213 patients undergoing initial parathyroidectomy from 2010 to 2015 for secondary hyperparathyroidism were identified from a prospectively maintained clinical database...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Thomas J Gniadek, Martina Richtsfeld, Shelley Pulkrabek, Kayla R Hansen, Susan L Barnett, Nitasha Joyner, Stephanie Kinney, Nicole D Zantek, Anthony Azakie, Claudia S Cohn
BACKGROUND: Four similar transfusion reactions involving infants were reported in less than 1 year. After transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) via syringe in the operating room, each patient experienced discolored urine, laboratory evidence of hemolysis, and acute kidney injury. Clerical and serologic investigations were unremarkable. Mechanical hemolysis was considered. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Simulated syringe transfusions were performed. Measurements included hematocrit (Hct), free hemoglobin, and visual hemolysis index...
March 1, 2018: Transfusion
Methichit Wattanapanitch, Nattaya Damkham, Ponthip Potirat, Kongtana Trakarnsanga, Montira Janan, Yaowalak U-Pratya, Pakpoom Kheolamai, Nuttha Klincumhom, Surapol Issaragrisil
BACKGROUND: Thalassemia is the most common genetic disease worldwide; those with severe disease require lifelong blood transfusion and iron chelation therapy. The definitive cure for thalassemia is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is limited due to lack of HLA-matched donors and the risk of post-transplant complications. Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology offers prospects for autologous cell-based therapy which could avoid the immunological problems...
February 26, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
P Ganesan, T G Sagar, K Kannan, V Radhakrishnan, S Rajaraman, A John, S Sundersingh, V Mahajan, T S Ganesan
INTRODUCTION: Rituximab (R)-CHOP improves survival over CHOP in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The availability of biosimilar rituximab in India has increased access of this drug. We report on the impact of treatment on outcomes with special emphasis on the impact of biosimilar rituximab and radiation. METHODS: Outcomes of adults (age 15-60 years) treated with CHOP+/- Rituximab radiation were analyzed retrospectively to look at baseline features, treatment, and event-free and overall survival (EFS and OS)...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
Djuna Z de Back, Richard Vlaar, Boukje Beuger, Brunette Daal, Johan Lagerberg, Alexander P J Vlaar, Dirk de Korte, Marian van Kraaij, Robin van Bruggen
BACKGROUND: Several circumstances require the accurate measurement of red blood cell (RBC) survival and clearance, such as determination of posttransfusion recovery of stored RBCs to investigate the effect of new additive solutions. To this end, biotin as a marker of RBCs to track donor RBCs in the blood of the recipient has been used in many studies. However, so far only experimental, nonvalidated, biotin-labeled red cell concentrates (RCCs) are transfused. The goal of this study was to produce a standardized biotin-labeled RCC product in a fast, simple, and sterile manner that can be used for clinical research and for the evaluation of new blood products according to Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) for blood establishments...
February 15, 2018: Transfusion
Joji Shimono, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Takeharu Kato, Takeshi Sugio, Kohta Miyawaki, Tomohiko Kamimura, Takuto Miyagishima, Tetsuya Eto, Yoshitaka Imaizumi, Koji Kato, Koji Nagafuji, Koichi Akashi, Masao Seto, Takanori Teshima, Koichi Ohshima
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that not only affects hepatocytes, by B cells as well. It is thought that HCV is involved in the onset of B-cell lymphoma. The clinicopathological characteristics of HCV-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and HCV-positive splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) are known, but there has been no report on HCV-positive follicular lymphoma (FL). In this study, the clinicopathological characteristics of HCV-positive FL were examined in 263 patients with FL who were classified into a HCV-positive group with HCV antibody and negative groups without one...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Josely Correa Koury, Astrogildo Vianna de Oliveira-Junior, Mariana Ribeiro Costa Portugal, Karla de Jesus Fernandes de Oliveira, Carmen Marino Donangelo
Phase angle (PA) is derived from resistance and reactance determined by bioimpedance analysis (BIA) and it appears to relate to cellular stability and integrity. Interpretation of PA values could be complemented by bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA), which relates to body hydration and structure. Body composition, age, sex, and nutrients are known to stabilize cell membranes, such as zinc, have been related to PA although information is scarce in adolescent athletes. The aim of the present study was to assess the association of body composition, skeletal maturity and zinc biochemical indices with phase angle and bioelectrical impedance parameters, in forty male adolescent soccer athletes (13...
March 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Christopher L Bianco, Anton Savitsky, Martin Feelisch, Miriam M Cortese-Krott
In addition to their role as oxygen transporters, red blood cells (RBCs) contribute to cardiovascular homeostasis by regulating nitric oxide (NO) metabolism via interaction of hemoglobin (Hb) with nitrite and NO itself. RBCs were proposed to also participate in sulfide metabolism. Although Hb is known to react with sulfide, sulfide metabolism by intact RBCs has not been characterized so far. Therefore we explored the role of Hb in sulfide metabolism in intact human RBCs. We find that upon exposure of washed RBCs to sulfide, no changes in oxy/deoxyhemoglobin (oxy/deoxyHb) are observed by UV-vis and EPR spectroscopy...
January 30, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
Adel A Hagag, Walid A Elshehaby, Nahd M Hablas, Mohamed M Abdelmageed, Amal Ezzat Abd El-Lateef
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is characterized by excess bone marrow lymphoblast cell production. Brain and Acute Leukemia Cytoplasmic gene (BAALC gene) is a recently identified gene on chromosome 8q22.3. The aim of this work was to study the role of BAALC gene in prognosis of ALL in Egyptian children. This study was conducted on 60 children with ALL who were admitted in Oncology Unit in the period from January 2012 to March 2015 including 36 males and 24 females with mean age of 8.74 ± 2.66 years. For all patients the following were done: Full history taking, thorough clinical examination and laboratory investigations including: complete blood count, LDH, bone marrow aspiration, cytochemistry, immunophenotyping, FISH technique for detection of t(12;21) and t(9;22) and assessment of BAALC gene expression by PCR in bone marrow aspirate mononuclear cells at diagnosis before chemotherapy...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
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