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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918018/a-planar-model-of-the-vessel-wall-from-cellularized-collagen-scaffolds-focus-on-cell-matrix-interactions-in-mono-bi-and-tri-culture-models
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Caroline Loy, Sébastien Meghezi, Lucie Lévesque, Daniele Pezzoli, Heena Kumra, Dieter Reinhardt, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu, Diego Mantovani
The acquisition of new thorough knowledge on the interactions existing between vascular cells would represent a step forward in the engineering of vascular tissues. In this light, herein we designed a physiological-like tri-culture in vitro vascular wall model using a planar cellularized collagen gel as the scaffold. The model can be obtained in 24 h and features multi-layered hierarchical organization composed of a fibroblast-containing adventitia-like layer, a media-like layer populated by smooth muscle cells and an intima-like endothelial cell monolayer...
December 5, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902343/the-frequency-and-significance-of-the-parvovirus-b19-infection-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Milda Naciute, Diana Mieliauskaite, Rita Rugiene, Rita Nikitenkiene, Ligita Jancoriene, Mykolas Mauricas, Zaiga Nora-Krukle, Modra Murovska, Irute Girkontaite
The present study aims to clarify the possible involvement of parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis by investigating the presence of B19V infection markers (genomic sequences and virus-specific antibodies) in association with the level of cytokines and RA clinical activity and aggressiveness. 118 RA patients and 49 age and sex matched healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Nested PCR was used to detect B19V sequences in whole blood and cell free plasma DNA, ELISA to detect virus-specific antibodies and cytokine levels in plasma, and recomLine dot blot assay for antibodies to separate B19V antigens...
October 14, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886001/strategy-for-the-hemocompatibility-testing-of-microparticles
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S Braune, S Basu, K Kratz, J Bäckemo Johansson, M Reinthaler, A Lendlein, F Jung
Polymer-based microparticles are applied as non-thrombogenic or thrombogenic materials in a wide variety of intra- or extra-corporeal medical devices. As demanded by the regulatory agencies, the hemocompatibility of these blood contacting biomaterials has to be evaluated in vitro to ensure that the particle systems appropriately fulfill the envisioned function without causing undesired events such as thrombosis or inflammation. Currently described in vitro assays for hemocompatibility testing of particles comprise tests with different single cell types (e...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869712/beneficial-effects-of-pterocarpan-high-soybean-leaf-extract-on-metabolic-syndrome-in-overweight-and-obese-korean-subjects-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ri Ryu, Tae-Sook Jeong, Ye Jin Kim, Ji-Young Choi, Su-Jung Cho, Eun-Young Kwon, Un Ju Jung, Hyeon-Seon Ji, Dong-Ha Shin, Myung-Sook Choi
Pterocarpans are known to have antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. However, little is known about the changes in transcriptional profiles in response to a pterocarpan-high soybean leaf extract (PT). Therefore, this study investigated the effects of PT on blood glucose and lipid levels, as well as on the inflammation-related gene expression based on a peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) mRNA sequencing analysis in Korean overweight and obese subjects with mild metabolic syndrome. The participants were randomly assigned to two groups and were administered either placebo (starch, 3 g/day) or PT (2 g/day) for 12 weeks...
November 18, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859863/the-influence-of-very-small-doses-of-alpha-radiation-on-the-stability-of-erythrocytes
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Magdalena Kaczmarska, Dominika Żydek, Justyna Wilkłacz-Potoczny, Maria Fornal, Tomasz Grodzicki, Elżbieta Kochowska, Krzysztof Kozak, Łukasz Gocal, Władysław Pohorecki, Krzysztof Matlak, Józef Korecki, Květoslava Burda
Our aim was to study the influence of low doses (0.2-4 μGy) of α radiation on the stability of human erythrocytes isolated from healthy and diabetic erythrocytes. Absorption spectroscopy was used to measure the level of red blood cell (RBC) hemolysis, along with Mössbauer spectroscopy, which is a highly specific method suited to monitoring various hemoglobin forms. States of hemoglobin are sensitive to a homeostatic imbalance in red blood cells. Changes in the membrane skeleton organization of irradiated erythrocytes isolated from healthy donors were studied using atomic force microscopy (AFM)...
November 16, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855647/albuminuria-serum-antioxidant-enzyme-levels-and-markers-of-hemolysis-and-inflammation-in-steady-state-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Karen E Itokua, Jean Robert Makulo, François B Lepira, Michel N Aloni, Pépé M Ekulu, Ernest K Sumaili, Justine B Bukabau, Vieux M Mokoli, Augustin L Longo, François M Kajingulu, Chantal V Zinga, Yannick M Nlandu, Yannick M Engole, Pierre Z Akilimali, René M Ngiyulu, Jean Lambert Gini, Nazaire M Nseka
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of microalbuminuria in Sickle cell anemia (SCA). Antioxidant enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and Cu-Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD) may play an important protective role. This study aimed to evaluate the association between albuminuria and these two antioxidant enzymes. METHODS: We consecutively recruited Steady state children aged between 2 and 18 years old with established diagnosis of homozygous SCA in two hospitals of Kinshasa/DR Congo...
November 17, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851755/pretreatment-hematocrit-is-superior-to-hemoglobin-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Bo Chen, Danian Dai, Hailin Tang, Xiaohong Ai, Xi Chen, Xiaoyan Zhang, Zhiyan Li, Xiaoming Xie
BACKGROUND: Anemia usually refers to low hemoglobin (Hb) levels. Previous studies indicated that anemia negatively influence the survival in various cancers. Hematocrit (HCT) is the volume percentage of red blood cells in blood, which could indicate anemia in both individuals and populations. This study compared the value of HCT with that of Hb for predicting outcomes of patients who underwent treatment for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). METHODS: A retrospective study of 293 triple negative breast cancer patients, accepting treatment from January 2004 to December 2009 at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, was conducted...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836106/preoperative-platelet-count-improves-the-prognostic-prediction-of-the-figo-staging-system-for-operable-cervical-cancer-patients
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Ru-Ru Zheng, Xiao-Xiu Huang, Chu Jin, Xin-Xin Zhuang, Le-Chi Ye, Fei-Yun Zheng, Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: Increased platelet has been identified as an independent and unfavorable prognostic indicator in various cancers including cervical cancer. In our study, the prognostic value of preoperative platelet count combining with FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) stage in patients with operable cervical cancer was investigated. METHODS: A large cohort study including 800 operable cervical cancer patients was conducted from May 2005 to December 2012...
November 8, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830006/mutation-near-the-binding-interfaces-at-%C3%AE-hemoglobin-stabilizing-protein-is-highly-pathogenic
#9
Jesu Francis Borgio, Mohammed S Al-Madan, Sayed AbdulAzeez
Aggregation of free alpha-hemoglobin proteins forms harmful reactive oxygen radicals during the development of normal erythroid cell, which can be prevented by a chaperone, alpha hemoglobin stabilizing protein (AHSP). Mutations at the AHSP gene may affect its interacting ability with other globin proteins. Various state-of-the-art tools have been extensively used to identify the most deleterious nsSNPs at the AHSP and their pathogenic effect during AHSP-globin interaction. Comprehensive analysis revealed that the V56G of the AHS protein is the most pathogenic amino acid substitution, agreed consistently and significantly (P=1...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812245/paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-from-bench-to-bed
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Amrallah A Mohammed, Hani El-Tanni, Tariq Al-Malki Atiah, Arwa Al-Malki Atiah, Marwan Al-Malki Atiah, Ayman A Rasmy
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is an acquired hemolytic anemia with highly variable clinical symptoms making the diagnosis and prediction of its outcome difficult. It is caused by the expansion of a hematopoietic progenitor cell that has acquired a mutation in the X-linked phosphatidylinositol glycan class A (PIGA) gene that results in deficiency of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor structure responsible for fixing a wide spectrum of proteins particularly CD55 and CD59. The clinical features of this disease arise as a result of complement-mediated hemolysis in unprotected red cells, leukocytes, and platelets as well as the release of free hemoglobin...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798769/distinct-glucose-lowering-mechanisms-of-ipragliflozin-depending-on-body-weight-changes
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Eiji Kutoh, Teruma Murayama, Asuka Wada, Mitsuru Hirate
BACKGROUND: Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors have been shown to reduce body weight. However, little is known about whether a reduction in body weight affects glycemic and non-glycemic parameters. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the link between the changes in body weight and those in metabolic parameters in drug-naïve subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) receiving ipragliflozin monotherapy. METHODS: Subjects received ipragliflozin monotherapy 25-50 mg/day for 3 months (n = 33)...
December 2016: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796164/comparison-of-perfluorodecalin-and-hemoxcell-as-oxygen-carriers-for-islet-oxygenation-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-encapsulation
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Aida Rodriguez-Brotons, William Bietiger, Claude Peronet, Allan Langlois, Jordan Magisson, Carole Mura, Cynthia Sookhareea, Valerie Polard, Nathalie Jeandidier, Franck Zal, Michel Pinget, Séverine Sigrist, Elisa Maillard
Transplantation of encapsulated islets in a bioartificial pancreas is a promising alternative to free islet cell therapy to avoid immunosuppressive regimens. However, hypoxia, which can induce a rapid loss of islets, is a major limiting factor. The efficiency of oxygen delivery in an in vitro model of bioartificial pancreas involving hypoxia and confined conditions has never been investigated. Oxygen carriers such as perfluorocarbons and hemoglobin might improve oxygenation. To verify this hypothesis, this study aimed to identify the best candidate of perfluorodecalin (PFD) or HEMOXCell(®) to reduce cellular hypoxia in a bioartificial pancreas in an in vitro model of encapsulation ex vivo...
November 24, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795987/outcomes-of-pancreatic-islet-allotransplantation-using-the-edmonton-protocol-at-the-university-of-chicago
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Zehra Tekin, Marc R Garfinkel, W James Chon, Lindsay Schenck, Karolina Golab, Omid Savari, J Richard Thistlethwaite, Louis H Philipson, Colleen Majewski, Silvana Pannain, Sabarinathan Ramachandran, Kourosh Rezania, Seenu M Hariprasad, J Michael Millis, Piotr Witkowski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess short-term and long-term results of the pancreatic islet transplantation using the Edmonton protocol at the University of Chicago. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients underwent pancreatic islet cell transplantation using the Edmonton Protocol; they were followed up for 10 years after initial islet transplant with up to 3 separate islet infusions. They were given induction treatment using an IL-2R antibody and their maintenance immunosuppression regimen consisted of sirolimus and tacrolimus...
October 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784369/-correlation-between-expression-of-cd200-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-multiple-myeloma-and-its-significance-in-prognostic-stratification
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Ming-Xia Zhu, Wen-Li Wan, Hai-Shen Li, Yan-Fang Wang, Jing Wang, Hui-Sen Ling, Xin-Xing Yan, Xiao-Yan Ke
OBJECTIVE: To study the correlation between expression of CD200 and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in multiple myeloma(MM) patients and to explore its significance in prognostic stratification. METHODS: CD200 and other immunophenotypes, including CD38, CD138, CD56, CD19, CD20, CD117, cytoplasm light chain Kappa and Lambda in bone marrow samples, and Tregs in peripheral blood were detected by flow cytometry from 78 newly diagnosed MM patients. Serum concentrations of hemoglobin(Hb), β2 microglobulin (β2-MG) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were detected, respectively...
October 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781380/hodgkin-lymphoma-hiv-and-epstein-barr-virus-in-malawi-longitudinal-results-from-the-kamuzu-central-hospital-lymphoma-study
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Katherine D Westmoreland, Christopher C Stanley, Nathan D Montgomery, Bongani Kaimila, Edwards Kasonkanji, Nader Kim El-Mallawany, Peter Wasswa, Idah Mtete, Mercy Butia, Salama Itimu, Mary Chasela, Mary Mtunda, Maria Chikasema, Victor Makwakwa, Coxcilly Kampani, Bal M Dhungel, Marcia K Sanders, Robert Krysiak, Tamiwe Tomoka, N George Liomba, Dirk P Dittmer, Yuri Fedoriw, Satish Gopal
BACKGROUND: Contemporary descriptions of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) are lacking from sub-Saharan Africa where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are prevalent. METHODS: We describe a prospective cHL cohort in Malawi enrolled from 2013 to 2015. Patients received standardized treatment and evaluation, including HIV status and EBV testing of tumors and plasma. RESULTS: Among 31 patients with confirmed cHL, the median age was 19 years (range, 2-51 years) and 22 (71%) were male...
October 26, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776433/inhibition-of-the-heme-induced-hemolysis-of-red-blood-cells-by-thechlorite-based-drug-wf10
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J Flemmig, D Schlorke, F-W Kühne, J Arnhold
Excessive release of hemoglobin from red blood cells markedly disturbs the health status of patients due to cytotoxic effects of free hemoglobin and heme. The latter component is able to initiate novel hemolytic events in unperturbed red blood cells. We modeled this process by incubation of ferric protoporphyrin IX with freshly isolated red blood cells from healthy volunteers. The heme-induced hemolysis was inhibited in a concentration-dependent manner by the chlorite-based drug WF10, whereby the hemolysis degree was totally abolished at a molar ratio of 1:2 between chlorite and heme...
November 23, 2016: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759044/lipopolysaccharide-induced-hemolysis-evidence-for-direct-membrane-interactions
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Stephan Brauckmann, Katharina Effenberger-Neidnicht, Herbert de Groot, Michael Nagel, Christian Mayer, Jürgen Peters, Matthias Hartmann
While hemolysis in patients with sepsis is associated with increased mortality its mechanisms are unknown and Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4 mediated effects, complement-mediated hemolysis, or direct cell membrane effects are all conceivable mechanisms. In this study, we tested the hypotheses that toxic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as well as non-toxic RS-LPS evokes hemolysis (1) by direct membrane effects, and (2) independent of the complement system and TLR-4 activation. We found, that incubation with LPS resulted in a marked time and concentration dependent increase of free hemoglobin concentration and LDH activity in whole blood and washed red cells...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746888/primary-hepatic-lymphoma-a-retrospective-multicenter-rare-cancer-network-study
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Gamze Ugurluer, Robert C Miller, Yexiong Li, Juliette Thariat, Pirus Ghadjar, Ulrike Schick, Mahmut Ozsahin
Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) is a rare malignancy. We aimed to assess the clinical profile, outcome and prognostic factors in PHL through the Rare Cancer Network (RCN). A retrospective analysis of 41 patients was performed. Median age was 62 years (range, 23-86 years) with a male-to-female ratio of 1.9:1.0. Abdominal pain or discomfort was the most common presenting symptom. Regarding B-symptoms, 19.5% of patients had fever, 17.1% weight loss, and 9.8% night sweats. The most common radiological presentation was multiple lesions...
September 5, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736922/associations-of-prolonged-qtc-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Julia H Indik, Vineet Nair, Ruslan Rafikov, Iwan S Nyotowidjojo, Jaskanwal Bisla, Mayank Kansal, Devang S Parikh, Melissa Robinson, Anand Desai, Megha Oberoi, Akash Gupta, Taimur Abbasi, Zain Khalpey, Amit R Patel, Roberto M Lang, Samuel C Dudley, Bum-Rak Choi, Joe G N Garcia, Roberto F Machado, Ankit A Desai
Sudden death is a leading cause of mortality in sickle cell disease, implicating ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Prolonged QTc on an electrocardiogram (ECG), commonly seen with myocardial ischemia, is a known risk for polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT). We hypothesized that prolonged QTc is associated with mortality in sickle cell disease. ECG were analyzed from a cohort of 224 sickle patients (University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC) along with available laboratory, and echocardiographic findings, and from another cohort of 38 patients (University of Chicago, UC) for which cardiac MRI and free heme values were also measured...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733558/selection-free-genome-editing-of-the-sickle-mutation-in-human-adult-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells
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Mark A DeWitt, Wendy Magis, Nicolas L Bray, Tianjiao Wang, Jennifer R Berman, Fabrizia Urbinati, Seok-Jin Heo, Therese Mitros, Denise P Muñoz, Dario Boffelli, Donald B Kohn, Mark C Walters, Dana Carroll, David I K Martin, Jacob E Corn
Genetic diseases of blood cells are prime candidates for treatment through ex vivo gene editing of CD34(+) hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs), and a variety of technologies have been proposed to treat these disorders. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a recessive genetic disorder caused by a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the β-globin gene (HBB). Sickle hemoglobin damages erythrocytes, causing vasoocclusion, severe pain, progressive organ damage, and premature death. We optimize design and delivery parameters of a ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex comprising Cas9 protein and unmodified single guide RNA, together with a single-stranded DNA oligonucleotide donor (ssODN), to enable efficient replacement of the SCD mutation in human HSPCs...
October 12, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
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