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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811641/joint-inflammation-related-citrullination-of-functional-arginines-in-extracellular-proteins
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Kalle H Sipilä, Vipin Ranga, Pekka Rappu, Markku Mali, Laura Pirilä, Ilona Heino, Johanna Jokinen, Jarmo Käpylä, Mark S Johnson, Jyrki Heino
We report the extent, specific sites and structural requirements of joint inflammation related citrullination in extracellular proteins. A total of 40 synovial fluid samples derived from chronically inflamed human joints were analysed by heparin-agarose fractionation and LC-MS/MS. Citrullination of 55 arginines in extracellular proteins was detected. Importantly, 20% of the sites have a characterized function related to the hallmarks of destructive joint inflammation. E.g. four arginine residues, shown here to be citrullinated, are also affected by mutations in inherited diseases causing haemolysis or blood clotting dysfunction...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809406/clot-entrapped-blood-cells-in-synergy-with-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-create-a-pro-angiogenic-healing-response
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Melanie A Burkhardt, Isabel Gerber, Cameron Moshfegh, Miriam S Lucas, Jasmin Waser, Maximilian Y Emmert, Simon P Hoerstrup, Falko Schlottig, Viola Vogel
Blood clots stop bleeding and provide cell-instructive microenvironments. Still, in vitro models used to study implant performance typically neglect any possible interactions of recruited cells with surface-adhering blood clots. Here we study the interaction and synergies of bone marrow derived human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) with surface-induced blood clots in an in vitro model by fluorescence microscopy, scanning and correlative light and electron microscopy, ELISA assays and zymography. The clinically used alkali-treated rough titanium (Ti) surfaces investigated here are known to enhance blood clotting compared to native Ti and to improve the healing response, but the underlying mechanisms remain elusive...
August 15, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804825/assessment-of-hereditary-thrombophilia-performance-of-protein-c-pc-testing
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Richard A Marlar, Jana N Gausman
Protein C (PC) is a plasma Vitamin K-dependent pro-enzyme protein that is synthesized in the liver. Upon activation, PC regulates the coagulation process by neutralizing the procoagulant activities of factors V and VIII in the presence of the cofactor Protein S. PC is a major regulator of the coagulation process. The clotting based Protein C assay, the protocol described in this chapter, quantitates the amount of functional PC present in the specimen in a proportional fashion based on the prolongation of the Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803708/anti-phospholipid-syndrome-current-opinion-on-mechanisms-involved-laboratory-characterization-and-diagnostic-aspects
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REVIEW
Jean Amiral, Marie Peyrafitte, Claire Dunois, Anne Marie Vissac, Jerard Seghatchian
Anti-phospholipid syndrome is a complex and severe clinical situation, associated with symptoms such as recurrent thrombosis, arterial or venous, at any site, pregnancy loss, and other related syndromes. These clinical burdens, are highly variable from patient to patient, and are associated with biological abnormalities, such as the presence of the Lupus Anticoagulant or phospholipid dependent antibodies, confirmed on two occasions at least 12 weeks apart. From the diagnosis standpoint, both, functional (clotting) or immunological assays, are difficult to standardize and to optimize, due to the absence of reference material, or a characteristic clinical group, and international reference preparations...
July 15, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758116/structure-and-function-of-trypsin-loaded-fibrinolytic-liposomes
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Anna Tanka-Salamon, Attila Bóta, András Wacha, Judith Mihály, Miklós Lovas, Krasimir Kolev
Protease encapsulation and its targeted release in thrombi may contribute to the reduction of haemorrhagic complications of thrombolysis. We aimed to prepare sterically stabilized trypsin-loaded liposomes (SSLT) and characterize their structure and fibrinolytic efficiency. Hydrogenated soybean phosphatidylcholine-based SSLT were prepared and their structure was studied by transmission electron microscopy combined with freeze fracture (FF-TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738008/randomized-placebo-controlled-study-of-the-effects-of-yunnan-baiyao-on-hemostasis-in-horses
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SallyAnne L Ness, Amelia H Frye, Thomas J Divers, Mark Rishniw, Hollis N Erb, Marjory B Brooks
OBJECTIVE To determine effects of oral administration of Yunnan Baiyao on platelet activation, coagulation, and fibrinolysis in healthy horses. ANIMALS 12 healthy adult horses. PROCEDURES In a randomized blinded crossover study that included a 4-week washout period between treatments, horses were orally administered a paste containing Yunnan Baiyao (15 mg/kg) or placebo at 12-hour intervals for 3 days. Blood samples were collected before start of treatment (time 0) and at 24 and 72 hours for a CBC, measurement of fibrinogen concentration, coagulation screening tests, and a panel of assays to assess platelet activation (including ADP- and collagen-induced aggregation and closure times, flow-cytometric variables of platelet-leukocyte aggregates, platelet membrane P-selectin and phosphatidylserine expression, and microparticle release), von Willebrand factor (vWF) concentration, and cofactor activity...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732864/blood-coagulation-evaluation-of-n-alkylated-chitosan
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Zihao Chen, Xinpei Yao, Lu Liu, Jing Guan, Mengyuan Liu, Zhihong Li, Jian Yang, Shujie Huang, Jimin Wu, Feng Tian, Miaolei Jing
N-Alkylated chitosan (NACS) may improve the haemostatic efficiency of chitosan (CS). To study its coagulation capability and function, a series of NACS with various carbon chain lengths and substitution degrees (SD) of alkyl groups were synthesized and characterized by FTIR, NMR, and elemental analysis. Haemolysis and toxicity assays revealed that NACS showed good biocompatibility. In vitro blood clotting tests indicated that NACS had better haemostatic activity than CS, of which N-octadecyl CS with 3.85% SD showed the best results...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731369/experimental-evaluation-of-tranexamic-acid-loaded-porous-starch-as-a-hemostatic-powder
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Chaoyun Xi, Liguo Zhu, Yuan Zhuang, Shufang Wang, Guixiang Sun, Yaqian Liu, Deqing Wang
We evaluated the effectiveness of a novel hemostatic powder called Tranexamic Acid-loaded Porous Starch (TAPS) developed recently on blood clotting activity and hemostasis. The effectiveness of TAPS was evaluated by comparing hemostatic properties with those of Quick-acting Styptic Powder (QSP) and Compound Microporous Polysaccharide Haemostatic powder (CMPHP). The blood clotting activities of human blood were analyzed by thromboela-stogram (TEG) assays in vitro. The hemostatic effectiveness in vivo was evaluated using a rat model with hepatic traumatic hemorrhage...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632925/a-kallikrein-targeting-rna-aptamer-inhibits-the-intrinsic-pathway-of-coagulation-and-reduces-bradykinin-release
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K-A Steen-Burrell, J Layzer, B A Sullenger
BACKGROUND: Plasma kallikrein is a serine protease that plays an integral role in many biological processes including coagulation, inflammation, and fibrinolysis. The main function of kallikrein in coagulation is the amplification of activated factor XIIa (FXIIa) generation which ultimately leads to thrombin generation and fibrin clot formation. Kallikrein is generated by FXIIa-mediated cleavage of the zymogen, prekallikrein which is usually complexed with the nonenzymatic cofactor, high-molecular-weight kininogen (HK)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629456/comparison-of-the-effects-of-7-2-hypertonic-saline-and-20-mannitol-on-whole-blood-coagulation-and-platelet-function-in-dogs-with-suspected-intracranial-hypertension-a-pilot-study
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Ivayla D Yozova, Judith Howard, Diana Henke, Daniel Dirkmann, Katja N Adamik
BACKGROUND: Hyperosmolar therapy with either mannitol or hypertonic saline (HTS) is commonly used in the treatment of intracranial hypertension (ICH). In vitro data indicate that both mannitol and HTS affect coagulation and platelet function in dogs. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of 20% mannitol and 7.2% HTS on whole blood coagulation using rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) and platelet function using a platelet function analyzer (PFA®) in dogs with suspected ICH...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606160/consumption-coagulopathy-in-acute-aortic-dissection-principles-of-management
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Yuyong Liu, Lu Han, Jiachen Li, Ming Gong, Hongjia Zhang, Xinliang Guan
BACKGROUND: The effect of acute aortic dissection itself on coagulopathy or surgery-related coagulopathy has never been specifically studied. The aim of the present study was to perioperatively describe consumption coagulopathy in patients with acute aortic dissection. METHODS: Sixty-six patients with acute type A aortic dissection were enrolled in this study from January 2015 to September 2016. Thirty-six patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms were used as a control group during the same period...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600123/multifunctional-and-redundant-roles-of-leptospira-interrogans-proteins-in-bacterial-adhesion-and-fibrin-clotting-inhibition
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Priscila R M Pereira, Luis G V Fernandes, Gisele O de Souza, Silvio A Vasconcellos, Marcos B Heinemann, Eliete C Romero, Ana L T O Nascimento
Pathogenic Leptopira is the etiological agent of leptospirosis, the most widespread zoonotic infection in the world. The disease represents a major public health problem, especially in tropical countries. The present work focused on two hypothetical proteins of unknown function, encoded by the genes LIC13059 and LIC10879, and predicted to be surface-exposed proteins. The genes were cloned and the proteins expressed using E. coli as a host system. We report that the recombinant proteins interacted with extracellular matrix (ECM) laminin, in a dose-dependent fashion and are novel potential adhesins...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597369/first-report-of-real-time-monitoring-of-coagulation-function-potential-and-igg-subtype-of-anti-fviii-autoantibodies-in-a-child-with-acquired-hemophilia-a-associated-with-streptococcal-infection-and-amoxicillin
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Masahiro Takeyama, Keiji Nogami, Takahiro Kajimoto, Kenichi Ogiwara, Tomoko Matsumoto, Midori Shima
We describe an 8-year-old boy with acquired hemophilia A (AHA) associated with streptococcal infection and amoxicillin. Laboratory data revealed low factor VIII activity (FVIII:C, 1.5 IU/dl), and FVIII inhibitor (15.9 BU/ml). Comprehensive coagulation function assays, including rotation thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®)), revealed a markedly prolonged clotting time. Thrombin and plasmin generation (TG/PG) appeared to be moderately impaired. The inhibitor epitope of his anti-FVIII autoantibody recognized light and heavy chains...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592490/functional-analyses-yield-detailed-insight-into-the-mechanism-of-thrombin-inhibition-by-the-antihemostatic-salivary-protein-ce5-from-anopheles-gambiae
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Luciano Pirone, Jorge Ripoll-Rozada, Marilisa Leone, Raffaele Ronca, Fabrizio Lombardo, Gabriella Fiorentino, John F Andersen, Pedro José Barbosa Pereira, Bruno Arcà, Emilia Pedone
Saliva of blood-feeding arthropods carries several antihemostatic compounds whose physiological role is to facilitate successful acquisition of blood. The identification of novel natural anticoagulants and the understanding of their mechanism of action may offer opportunities for designing new antithrombotics disrupting blood clotting. We report here an in-depth structural and functional analysis of the anophelin family member cE5, a salivary protein from the major African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae that specifically, tightly, and quickly binds and inhibits thrombin...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553109/bitistatin-functionalized-fluorescent-nanodiamond-particles-specifically-bind-to-purified-human-platelet-integrin-receptor-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-and-activated-platelets
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Cezary Marcinkiewicz, Jonathan A Gerstenhaber, Mark Sternberg, Peter I Lelkes, Giora Feuerstein
Thromboembolic events (TEE) underwrite key causes of death in developed countries. While advanced imaging technologies such as computed tomography scans serve to diagnose blood clots during acute cardiovascular events, no such technology is available in routine primary care for TEE risk assessment. Here, we describe an imaging platform technology based on bioengineered fluorescent nanodiamond particles (F-NDPs) functionalized with bitistatin (Bit), a disintegrin that specifically binds to the αIIbβ3 integrin, platelet fibrinogen receptor (PFR) on activated platelets...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534833/coagulating-colubrids-evolutionary-pathophysiological-and-biodiscovery-implications-of-venom-variations-between-boomslang-dispholidus-typus-and-twig-snake-thelotornis-mossambicanus
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Jordan Debono, James Dobson, Nicholas R Casewell, Anthony Romilio, Bin Li, Nyoman Kurniawan, Karine Mardon, Vera Weisbecker, Amanda Nouwens, Hang Fai Kwok, Bryan G Fry
Venoms can deleteriously affect any physiological system reachable by the bloodstream, including directly interfering with the coagulation cascade. Such coagulopathic toxins may be anticoagulants or procoagulants. Snake venoms are unique in their use of procoagulant toxins for predatory purposes. The boomslang (Dispholidus typus) and the twig snakes (Thelotornis species) are iconic African snakes belonging to the family Colubridae. Both species produce strikingly similar lethal procoagulant pathologies. Despite these similarities, antivenom is only produced for treating bites by D...
May 19, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525329/thromboelastographic-profile-of-goat-blood-after-the-experimental-injury-of-the-femoral-artery-and-use-of-quikclot-gauze-and-celox-gauze-dressings
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
P Sobiech, Z Adamiak, P Holak, P Jastrzębski, J Rogowski, M Brzeziński, K Bury, M Jałyński, W Baumgartner
The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of thromboelastometry for the analysis of blood test results in goats after the use of hemostatic dressings to control massive bleeding. The study was carried out on 12 goats, 6 animals in each of two subgroups. In all experimental animals incision of the femoral artery was performed, and bleeding was controlled with QuikClot gauze in the first group and Celox gauze in the second group. Dressings were applied for 60 minutes. Blood samples for thromboelastometry were collected from the jugular vein before the incision and 60 min after the application of a dressing...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456301/monitoring-of-antivitamin-k-dependent-anticoagulation-in-rodents-towards-an-evolution-of-the-methodology-to-detect-resistance-in-rodents
#18
Sébastien Lefebvre, Claire Hascoët, Marlène Damin-Pernik, Benoit Rannou, Etienne Benoit, Virginie Lattard
Vitamin K antagonists are used as rodenticides for pest control management. In rodents, prothrombin time is used to monitor their effect despite its limits and the emergence of many coagulation methods. The aim of this study is to explore different coagulation monitoring methods in order to propose the best method and the best parameter to monitor vitamin K antagonists effect in rodents. The coagulation function was thus monitored with global coagulation assays and specialty assays after difethialone administration in rats...
May 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452876/leukocyte-filtration-lesion-impairs-functional-coagulation-in-banked-whole-blood
#19
Anaar Siletz, Sigrid Burruss, Terry Gruber, Alyssa Ziman, Victor Marder, Henry Magill Cryer
BACKGROUND: Whole blood (WB) transfusion is a promising alternative to component therapy in hemostatic resuscitation. Use of banked WB requires filtration of white blood cells (leukoreduction) and an established shelf life during which WB retains coagulant capacities. The goal of this study was to define the time course of coagulation stability in leukoreduced compared to unfiltered WB under standard refrigeration conditions. METHODS: Twelve WB units were donated by healthy volunteers after routine screening...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415521/effect-of-halloysite-nanotubes-on-the-structure-and-function-of-important-multiple-blood-components
#20
Keke Wu, Ru Feng, Yanpeng Jiao, Changren Zhou
Many researchers have investigated the application of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) in biomedicine, because of their special nanoscale hollow tubular structure. Although the cytocompatibility of HNTs has been studied, their blood compatibility has not been systematically investigated. In this work, the effect of HNTs on the structure and function of different blood components has been studied, including the morphology and hemolysis of red blood cells (RBCs). Based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations, optical density test and flow cytometry analysis, we found that HNTs can affect the morphology and membrane integrity of RBCs in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) in a content-dependent way...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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