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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647921/proteome-profile-of-aspergillus-terreus-conidia-at-germinating-stage-identification-of-probable-virulent-factors-and-enzymes-from-mycotoxin-pathways
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Raman Thakur, Jata Shankar
Aspergillus terreus is an emerging opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes invasive aspergillosis in immunocompromised individuals. The main risk group of individuals for this organism is leukopenic patients, individuals having cancers, bone marrow transplant persons and those who have immunological disorders. The lack of early diagnostic marker for A. terreus and intrinsic resistance to Amphotericin B, further limits the successful therapy of A. terreus-associated infections. The germination of inhaled conidia is the key step to establish successful invasion in host tissues or organs...
June 24, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637783/paradoxical-suppression-of-atherosclerosis-in-the-absence-of-microrna-146a
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Henry S Cheng, Rickvinder Besla, Angela Li, Zhiqi Chen, Eric A Shikatani, Maliheh Nazari-Jahantigh, Adel Hammoutène, My-Anh Nguyen, Michele Geoffrion, Lei Cai, Nadiya Khyzha, Tong Li, Sonya A MacParland, Mansoor Husain, Myron I Cybulsky, Chantal M Boulanger, Ryan E Temel, Andreas Schober, Katey J Rayner, Clinton Robbins, Jason E Fish
Rationale: Inflammation is a key contributor to atherosclerosis. MicroRNA-146a (miR-146a) has been identified as a critical brake on pro-inflammatory NF-κB signalling in several cell types, including endothelial cells and bone marrow-derived cells. Importantly, miR-146a expression is elevated in human atherosclerotic plaques, and polymorphisms in the miR-146a pre-cursor have been associated with risk of coronary artery disease. Objective: To define the role of endogenous miR-146a during atherogenesis. Methods and Results: Paradoxically, Low-density lipoprotein receptor (Ldlr)(-/-) mice deficient in miR-146a develop less atherosclerosis, despite having highly elevated levels of circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines...
June 21, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631412/psychopathology-in-pediatric-bone-marrow-transplantation-survivors-and-their-mothers
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Aslı Sürer Adanir, Gülseren Taşkiran, O Alphan Küpesiz, Esin Özatalay
BACKGROUND: Bone Marrow Transplantation(BMT) is used to treat children with various hematologic, oncologic and metabolic diseases. While the treatment is lifesaving, it is also found to be related with anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and psychosocial problems both in children and parents. METHODS: The aim of this study was to investigate psychopathology in pediatric BMT survivors and their mothers compared to the healthy controls. All children were interviewed using Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for assessing the life-long psychopathology...
June 20, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626366/current-developments-in-mobilization-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-and-their-interaction-with-niches-in-bone-marrow
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REVIEW
Rudolf Richter, Wolfgang Forssmann, Reinhard Henschler
The clinical application of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) has evolved from a highly experimental stage in the 1980s to a currently clinically established treatment for more than 20,000 patients annually who suffer from hematological malignancies and other severe diseases. Studies in numerous murine models have demonstrated that HSPCs reside in distinct niches within the bone marrow environment. Whereas transplanted HSPCs travel through the bloodstream and home to sites of hematopoiesis, HSPCs can be mobilized from these niches into the blood either physiologically or induced by pharmaceutical drugs...
June 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612835/coexisting-variants-in-ostm1-and-maneal-cause-a-complex-neurodegenerative-disorder-with-nbia-like-brain-abnormalities
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Diran Herebian, Bader Alhaddad, Annette Seibt, Thomas Schwarzmayr, Katharina Danhauser, Dirk Klee, Stefani Harmsen, Thomas Meitinger, Tim M Strom, Ansgar Schulz, Ertan Mayatepek, Tobias B Haack, Felix Distelmaier
Coexistence of different hereditary diseases is a known phenomenon in populations with a high consanguinity rate. The resulting clinical phenotypes are extremely challenging for physicians involved in the care of these patients. Here we describe a 6-year-old boy with co-occurrence of a homozygous splice defect in OSTM1, causing infantile malignant osteopetrosis, and a loss-of-function variant in MANEAL, which has not been associated with human disease so far. The child suffered from severe infantile-onset neurodegeneration that could not be stopped by bone marrow transplantation...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596681/effects-of-heme-oxygenase-1-modified-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-microcirculation-and-energy-metabolism-following-liver-transplantation
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Liu Yang, Zhong-Yang Shen, Rao-Rao Wang, Ming-Li Yin, Wei-Ping Zheng, Bin Wu, Tao Liu, Hong-Li Song
AIM: To investigate the effects of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1)-modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) on the microcirculation and energy metabolism of hepatic sinusoids following reduced-size liver transplantation (RLT) in a rat model. METHODS: BMMSCs were isolated and cultured in vitro using an adherent method, and then transduced with HO-1-bearing recombinant adenovirus to construct HO-1/BMMSCs. A rat acute rejection model following 50% RLT was established using a two-cuff technique...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582728/mitochondrial-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-deficiency-compromises-therapeutic-effect-of-aldh-bright-cell-on-peripheral-ischemia
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Xiaolei Sun, Hong Zhu, Zhen Dong, Xiangwei Liu, Xin Ma, Shasha Han, Fei Lu, Peng Wang, Sanli Qian, Cong Wang, Cheng Shen, Xiaona Zhao, Yunzeng Zou, Junbo Ge, Aijun Sun
The autologous ALDH bright (ALDH(br)) cell therapy for ischemic injury is clinically safe and effective, while the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Here, we demonstrated that the glycolysis dominant metabolism of ALDH(br) cells is permissive to restore blood flow in an ischemic hind limb model compared with bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMNCs). PCR array analysis showed overtly elevated Aldh2 expression of ALDH(br) cells following hypoxic challenge. Notably, ALDH(br) cells therapy induced blood flow recovery in this model was reduced in case of ALDH2 deficiency...
May 29, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575884/predictors-of-clinical-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-multicenter-observational-study
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Tayebeh Soleymanian, Hossein Niyazi, Shaghayegh Noorbakhsh Jafari Dehkordi, Shokoufeh Savaj, Hassan Argani, Iraj Najafi
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular and noncardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates of hemodialysis patients are high despite improvement in dialysis delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hemodialysis patients (n = 532) from 9 hemodialysis facilities were enrolled in this cohort study in September 2012. Causes of death, hospitalization, and hemodialysis exit were recorded during a 28-month follow-up period. A Cox proportional hazard model was used to predict death adjusting for case-mix variables, nutrition variables, bone mineral variables, Kt/V, vascular access, and Charlson comorbidities index...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570944/oral-feeding-with-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-fosters-hematopoiesis-and-thrombopoiesis-in-healthy-and-bone-marrow-transplanted-mice
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Kedar Limbkar, Ankita Dhenge, Dipesh D Jadhav, Hirekodathakallu V Thulasiram, Vaijayanti Kale, Lalita Limaye
Hematopoietic stem cells play the vital role of maintaining appropriate levels of cells in blood. Therefore, regulation of their fate is essential for their effective therapeutic use. Here we report the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in regulating hematopoiesis which has not been explored well so far. Mice were fed daily for 10 days with n-6/n-3 PUFAs, viz. linoleic acid (LA), arachidonic acid (AA), alpha-linolenic acid and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) in four separate test groups with phosphate-buffered saline fed mice as control set...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554998/nutritional-vitamin-d-in-renal-transplant-patients-speculations-and-reality
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REVIEW
Piergiorgio Messa, Anna Regalia, Carlo Maria Alfieri
Reduced levels of nutritional vitamin D are commonly observed in most chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and particularly in patients who have received a kidney transplant (KTx). In the complex clinical scenario characterizing the recipients of a renal graft, nutritional vitamin D deficiency has been put in relation not only to the changes of mineral and bone metabolism (MBM) after KTx, but also to most of the medical complications which burden KTx patients. In fact, referring to its alleged pleiotropic (non-MBM related) activities, vitamin D has been claimed to play some role in the occurrence of cardiovascular, metabolic, immunologic, neoplastic and infectious complications commonly observed in KTx recipients...
May 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545737/microrna-146a-governs-fibroblast-activation-and-joint-pathology-in-arthritis
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Victoria Saferding, Antonia Puchner, Eliana Goncalves-Alves, Melanie Hofmann, Michael Bonelli, Julia S Brunner, Emine Sahin, Birgit Niederreiter, Silvia Hayer, Hans P Kiener, Elisa Einwallner, Ramzi Nehmar, Raphael Carapito, Philippe Georgel, Marije I Koenders, Mark Boldin, Gernot Schabbauer, Mariola Kurowska-Stolarska, Günter Steiner, Josef S Smolen, Kurt Redlich, Stephan Blüml
Synovial fibroblasts are key cells orchestrating the inflammatory response in arthritis. Here we demonstrate that loss of miR-146a, a key epigenetic regulator of the innate immune response, leads to increased joint destruction in a TNF-driven model of arthritis by specifically regulating the behavior of synovial fibroblasts. Absence of miR-146a in synovial fibroblasts display a highly deregulated gene expression pattern and enhanced proliferation in vitro and in vivo. Deficiency of miR-146a induces deregulation of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor associated factor 6 (TRAF6) in synovial fibroblasts, leading to increased proliferation...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540602/late-conversion-from-tacrolimus-to-a-belatacept-based-immuno-suppression-regime-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-improves-renal-function-acid-base-derangement-and-mineral-bone-metabolism
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Kevin Schulte, Clara Vollmer, Vera Klasen, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Jodok Püchel, Christoph Borzikowsky, Ulrich Kunzendorf, Thorsten Feldkamp
BACKGROUND: Calcineurin inhibitor (CNI)-induced nephrotoxicity and chronic graft dysfunction with deteriorating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are common problems of kidney transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to analyze the role of belatacept as a rescue therapy in these patients. METHODS: In this retrospective, observational study we investigated 20 patients (10 females, 10 males) who were switched from a CNI (tacrolimus) to a belatacept-based immunosuppression because of CNI intolerance or marginal transplant function...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525352/evaluation-of-endocrine-and-metabolic-dysfunctions-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-a-study-from-turkey
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Dilek Gurlek Gokcebay, Fatih Azik, Cengiz Bayram, Arzu Yazal Erdem, Ali Fettah, Pamir Isik, Nese Yarali, Fatma Demirel, Bahattin Tunc, Namik Ozbek
BACKGROUND: Endocrine organs are highly susceptible to effects of high-dose chemotherapy. The objective of the study was to evaluate endocrine and metabolic complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in children. METHODS: The patients who underwent HSCT in our center from April 2010 to October 2014 with at least 1 year follow-up were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: One-hundred children (M/F:59/41; mean age 8.9±4...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497224/bone-density-microarchitecture-and-material-strength-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-at-the-time-of-kidney-transplantation
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M J Pérez-Sáez, S Herrera, D Prieto-Alhambra, L Vilaplana, X Nogués, M Vera, D Redondo-Pachón, M Mir, R Güerri, M Crespo, A Díez-Pérez, J Pascual
Bone health is assessed by bone mineral density (BMD). Other techniques such as trabecular bone score and microindentation could improve the risk of fracture's estimation. Our chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients presented worse bone health (density, microarchitecture, mechanical properties) than controls. More than BMD should be done to evaluate patients at risk of fracture. INTRODUCTION: BMD measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is used to assess bone health in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients...
May 11, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460645/statin-use-and-hip-fractures-in-u-s-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Chandan Vangala, Colin R Lenihan, Maria E Montez-Rath, Sumi Sukumaran Nair, Sankar D Navaneethan, Venkat Ramanathan, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer
BACKGROUND: Basic and translational research supports beneficial effects of statins on bone metabolism. Clinical studies suggest that statin use may reduce the risk of hip fractures in the general population. Whether statin use is associated with hip fracture risk in kidney transplant recipients, a particularly high-risk group for this outcome, is unknown. METHODS: From the U.S. Renal Data System (2007-2011), we identified all hip fracture events recorded in Medicare billing claims of first-time kidney transplant recipients...
May 1, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451454/periodontitis-and-bone-metabolism-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-and-after-heart-transplantation
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Ulrike Schulze-Späte, Iman Mizani, Kristina Rodriguez Salaverry, Jaime Chang, Christina Wu, Meaghan Jones, Peter J Kennel, Danielle L Brunjes, Tse-Hwei Choo, Tomoko S Kato, Donna Mancini, John Grbic, P Christian Schulze
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) is a multi-organ, pro-inflammatory syndrome that impairs bone metabolism. Pro-inflammatory cytokines and bone catabolism enhance periodontal disease, a local inflammatory, bacteria-induced disease that causes bone loss and periodontal soft tissue destruction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Medical and dental examinations were performed on patients with HF (n = 39), following heart transplantation (post-HTx, n = 38) and controls (n = 32). Blood, saliva, and gingival crevicular fluid were analysed for bone metabolism and inflammation markers...
May 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445487/bmt-decreases-hfd-induced-weight-gain-associated-with-decreased-preadipocyte-number-and-insulin-secretion
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Saeed Katiraei, Lisa R Hoving, Lianne van Beek, Sharida Mohamedhoesein, Françoise Carlotti, Janna A van Diepen, Patrick C N Rensen, Mihai G Netea, Ko Willems van Dijk, Jimmy F P Berbée, Vanessa van Harmelen
Experimental bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in mice is commonly used to assess the role of immune cell-specific genes in various pathophysiological settings. The application of BMT in obesity research is hampered by the significant reduction in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. We set out to characterize metabolic tissues that may be affected by the BMT procedure and impair the HFD-induced response. Male C57BL/6 mice underwent syngeneic BMT using lethal irradiation. After a recovery period of 8 weeks they were fed a low-fat diet (LFD) or HFD for 16 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439998/the-effects-of-chosen-plant-extracts-and-compounds-on-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-bridge-between-molecular-nutrition-and-regenerative-medicine-concise-review
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Kornicka, Ievgeniia Kocherova, Krzysztof Marycz
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) stand as a promising tool in regenerative medicine because of their high therapeutic potential in treatment of degenerative, metabolic and other types of diseases. The cellular therapies involving MSCs include their isolation mainly from the bone marrow, adipose tissue or umbilical cord and in vitro expansion for further autologous or allogeneic transplantation. Recent studies revealed, that bioactive compounds, naturally occurring in seaweeds, herbs, fruits and vegetables, possess the ability to modulate self-renewal and differentiation potential of adult stem cells, targeting a broad range of intracellular signal transduction pathways...
April 25, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439086/quality-and-freshness-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-decrease-over-time-after-trypsinization-and-storage-in-phosphate-buffered-saline
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Tae Hwan Shin, Seungah Lee, Ki Ryung Choi, Da Yeon Lee, Yongman Kim, Man Jeong Paik, Chan Seo, Seok Kang, Moon Suk Jin, Tae Hyeon Yoo, Seong Ho Kang, Gwang Lee
Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) have been studied for their therapeutic potential. However, evaluating the quality of hBM-MSCs before transplantation remains a challenge. We addressed this issue in the present study by investigating deformation, the expression of genes related to reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, changes in amino acid profiles, and membrane fluidity in hBM-MSCs. Deformability and cell size were decreased after storage for 6 and 12 h, respectively, in phosphate-buffered saline...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429555/management-of-mineral-and-bone-disorders-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Matthew J Damasiewicz, Peter R Ebeling
The management of post-transplantation bone disease is a complex problem that remains under-appreciated in clinical practice. In these patients, pre-existing metabolic bone disorder is further impacted by the use of immunosuppressive medications (glucocorticoids and calcineurin-inhibitors), variable post-transplantation renal allograft function and post-transplantation diabetes mellitus. The treatment of post-transplantation bone loss should begin pre-transplantation. All patients active on transplant waiting lists should be screened for bone disease...
March 2017: Nephrology
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