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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346966/factor-xii-contact-activation
#1
Clément Naudin, Elena Burillo, Stefan Blankenberg, Lynn Butler, Thomas Renné
Contact activation is the surface-induced conversion of factor XII (FXII) zymogen to the serine protease FXIIa. Blood-circulating FXII binds to negatively charged surfaces and this contact to surfaces triggers a conformational change in the zymogen inducing autoactivation. Several surfaces that have the capacity for initiating FXII contact activation have been identified, including misfolded protein aggregates, collagen, nucleic acids, and platelet and microbial polyphosphate. Activated FXII initiates the proinflammatory kallikrein-kinin system and the intrinsic coagulation pathway, leading to formation of bradykinin and thrombin, respectively...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346881/heparin-and-homogeneous-model-heparin-oligosaccharides-form-distinct-complexes-with-protamine-light-scattering-and-zeta-potential-analysis
#2
Cynthia D Sommers, Hongping Ye, Jian Liu, Robert J Linhardt, David A Keire
Large multimolecular complexes of heparin with positively charged proteins such as platelet factor 4 (PF4) or protamine can initiate immune responses associated with heparin use in patients, including the most significant adverse event, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Current evidence suggests that platelet-activating antibodies that recognize large multi-molecular complexes (300-700kDa) of PF4 bound to heparin cause HIT [1] and in very rare cases anti-protamine-heparin antibodies can induce thrombocytopenia [2]...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346846/dna-methylation-of-the-pdgfd-gene-promoter-increases-the-risk-for-intracranial-aneurysms-and-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
#3
Shengjun Zhou, Xiang Gao, Jie Sun, Zhiqing Lin, Yi Huang
The aim of this study was to determine the role of DNA methylation of the platelet-derived growth factor-D (PDGFD) gene promoter in the development of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) and brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs). A total of 70 patients with IAs or BAVMs and 26 control individuals were enrolled for this study. The PDGFD level in the plasma was determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. DNA methylation levels of seven cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) dinucleotides present in the PDGFD gene promoter were measured using bisulfite pyrosequencing technology...
March 27, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346490/effect-of-hiv-and-malaria-parasites-co-infection-on-immune-hematological-profiles-among-patients-attending-anti-retroviral-treatment-art-clinic-in-infectious-disease-hospital-kano-nigeria
#4
Feyisayo Ebenezer Jegede, Tinuade Ibijoke Oyeyi, Surajudeen Abiola Abdulrahman, Henry Akwen Mbah, Titilope Badru, Chinedu Agbakwuru, Oluwasanmi Adedokun
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malaria co-infection may present worse health outcomes in the tropics. Information on HIV/malaria co-infection effect on immune-hematological profiles is critical for patient care and there is a paucity of such data in Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate immune-hematological profiles among HIV infected patients compared to HIV/malaria co-infected for ART management improvement. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Infectious Disease Hospital, Kano...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346233/clinical-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-direct-acting-antivirals-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#5
Jagannath M Sherigar, Vijay Gayam, Arifa Khan, Osama Mukhtar, Yavgeniy Arefiev, Mazin Khalid, Imran Siddiqui, Ayyappa M Rangaraju, Nibash Budhathoki, Mohammed Mansour, Debra Guss, Smruti R Mohanty
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of evidence-based data on aged patients with newer direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) and with shorter duration of treatment regimens involving DAAs with or without ribavirin (RBV) and pegylated interferon (Peg IFN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 240 patients treated with DAAs with or without Peg IFN and RBV between January 2013 and July 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups: patients aged 65 years and older (N=84) and patients aged younger than 65 years (N=156)...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346125/canine-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-enhance-clot-formation-and-delay-lysis
#6
Unity Jeffery, Dana N LeVine
Autoimmune diseases increase the risk of thrombosis. Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are webs of DNA and protein that may mediate thrombosis in autoimmune diseases. Human and murine studies show NET-releasing neutrophils within a thrombus promote its growth, but it is unclear to what extent NET fragments released into circulation during inflammation are prothrombotic. This study hypothesized that canine NETs promote clot formation and impair lysis even in the absence of neutrophils. NETs were prepared from PMA-stimulated neutrophils and added to fibrinogen and thrombin or to recalcified pooled canine platelet-poor plasma, tissue factor, and tissue plasminogen activator...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345834/hyperuricemia-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-is-a-factor-for-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-stage-ii-and-iii-colorectal-cancer-uric-acid-and-colorectal-cancer
#7
Ahmet Ozan Cetin, Muhyettin Omar, Serkan Calp, Hasan Tunca, Nevin Yimaz, Burak Ozseker, Ozgur Tanriverdi
Purpose: In this pilot study we investigated whether serum levels of uric acid, the final breakdown product of purine metabolism, might influence cancer-related events in stage II and III colorectal cancer patients. Material and methods: In this cross-sectional retrospective study, a total of 150 stage II and III colorectal adenocarcinoma patients with no exclusion criteria were included. Serum uric acid levels of the patients measured at diagnosis and demographic, clinical, laboratory analyses were performed and histologically features recorded...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345811/importance-of-laboratory-parameters-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-their-relationship-with-cardiovascular-diseases
#8
Tulay Kıvanc, Sevsen Kulaksızoglu, Huseyin Lakadamyalı, Fusun Eyuboglu
BACKGROUND: Ostructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular events. Platelet activation and inflammation are the mechanisms involved in the association between OSA and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The markers of platelet activation and inflammation are the mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), red cell distribution width (RDW), neutrophil- lymphocyte ratio (NLR). We aimed to define the association of NLR, PLR, RDW, and MPV with the severity of disease and the presence of CVD...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345594/serum-lactate-dehydrogenase-predicts-prognosis-and-correlates-with-systemic-inflammatory-response-in-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-after-gemcitabine-based-chemotherapy
#9
Shu-Lin Yu, Li-Tao Xu, Qi Qi, Ya-Wen Geng, Hao Chen, Zhi-Qiang Meng, Peng Wang, Zhen Chen
Serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) concentrations correlate with tumor progression and poor outcome. We evaluated the predictive value of serum LDH level for overall survival (OS) of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer after gemcitabine-based chemotherapy. We retrospectively enrolled 364 patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma who were then allocated to training (n = 139) and validation cohorts (n = 225). We evaluated the association between serum LDH levels and OS as well as with markers of systemic inflammation, including neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocyte/monocyte ratio (LMR)...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345531/polyphenols-in-preventing-endothelial-dysfunction
#10
Sylwia Biegańska-Hensoldt, Danuta Rosołowska-Huszcz
One of the main causes of mortality in developed countries is atherosclerosis. The pathogenesis of atherosclerosis is associated with endothelial dysfunction. Consumption of food rich in natural antioxidants including polyphenols significantly improves endothelial cells functions. Polyphenols have a beneficial effect on the human body and play an important part in protecting the cardiovascular system. Polyphenols present in food have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antithrombotic and antiproliferative properties...
March 27, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345526/aspects-of-pericytes-and-their-potential-therapeutic-use
#11
Justyna Różycka, Edyta Brzóska, Tomasz Skirecki
Pericytes, which are multi-potential stem cells, co-create the walls of the microvessels: capillaries, terminal arterioles and postcapillary venules. These cells are localized under the basement membrane, tightly encircling the endothelium. The most frequently mentioned molecular markers of pericytes include NG2 (neural-glial antigen 2), β-type platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFRβ), smooth muscle α-actin (α-SMA), regulator of G protein signalling 5 (RGS5), the adhesion protein CD146 and nestin...
March 13, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345287/contribution-of-platelet-p2y12-receptors-to-chronic-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-inflammatory-pain
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K Bekő, B Koványi, F Gölöncsér, G Horváth, Á Dénes, Zs Környei, B Botz, Zs Helyes, C E Müller, B Sperlágh
BACKGROUND: P2Y12 receptor antagonists are widely used in clinical practice to inhibit platelet aggregation. P2Y12 receptors are also known to regulate different forms of pain as well as local and systemic inflammation. However it is not known if platelet P2Y12 receptors contribute to these effects. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we explored the contribution of platelet P2Y12 receptors to chronic inflammatory pain in mice. METHODS: Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced chronic inflammatory pain was induced in wild-type and P2ry12 gene-deficient mice (P2ry12-/-), and the potent, direct-acting and reversible P2Y12 receptor antagonists, PSB-0739, and cangrelor were used...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344803/length-of-hospitalization-is-associated-with-selected-biomarkers-albumin-and-lymphocytes-and-with-co-morbidities-study-on-4000-patients
#13
Antonio E Pontiroli, Lara Loreggian, Marco P L Rovati, Elena De Patto, Laura Folini, Federico Raveglia, Matilde De Simone, Alessandro Baisi, Ugo Cioffi
BACKGROUND: Low albumin levels and low lymphocyte counts are intra hospital conditions that exert a negative influence on prognosis, healing and length of hospitalization. The study aimed to analyze the correlation between low blood levels of albumin, low lymphocytes, and length of stay. The secondary aim was to identify other co-morbidities associated with prolonged hospital stay. METHODS: Retrospective pilot study was conducted by analyzing anamnestic and biochemical data, related to 4038 patients admitted to ten wards of Hospital San Paolo (Milan), collected from July 1(st) 2012 to December 31(st) 2012...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344760/severe-pulmonary-hypertension-in-aging-female-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-is-rescued-by-estrogen-replacement-therapy
#14
Soban Umar, Rod Partow-Navid, Gregoire Ruffenach, Andrea Iorga, Shayan Moazeni, Mansoureh Eghbali
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is a multifunctional protein, and its deficiency leads to the development of atherosclerosis in mice. Patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) have reduced expression of ApoE in lung tissue. ApoE is known to inhibit endothelial and smooth muscle cell proliferation and has anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet aggregation properties. Young ApoE-deficient mice have been shown to develop PH on high fat diet. The combined role of female sex and aging in the development of PH has not been investigated before...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344655/interactions-among-cox-2-gpiiia-and-p2y1-variants-are-associated-with-aspirin-responsiveness-and-adverse-events-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
#15
Xingyang Yi, Zhao Han, Qiang Zhou, Jing Lin, Chun Wang
BACKGROUND: The effect of gene variants and their interactions on response to aspirin and clinical adverse outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke (IS) is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of aspirin-relevant gene variants and their interactions with clinical adverse outcomes in IS patients taking aspirin. METHODS: A total of 14 variants from six genes encoding COX enzymes (COX-1, COX-2), platelet membrane receptors (TXAS1, P2Y1, P2Y12) and glycoprotein receptor (GPIIIa) were examined in 850 acute IS patients...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344615/usefulness-of-the-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-predicting-long-term-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-occlusive-disease
#16
Fatih Uzun, Mehmet Erturk, Huseyin Altug Cakmak, Ali Kemal Kalkan, Ibrahim Faruk Akturk, Ahmet Arif Yalcin, Begum Uygur, Umit Bulut, Kursat Oz
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation and increased platelet activation play a crucial role in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has recently been reported as a new independent predictor for major adverse cardiovascular events in cardiovascular diseases. AIM: To investigate the relation between PLR and cardiovascular mortality in patients with intermittent claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI) or both. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In our retrospective study, 602 consecutive patients who were admitted to a large tertiary hospital with the diagnosis of symptomatic peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) were included...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344596/deinagkistrodon-acutus-envenomation-a-report-of-three-cases
#17
Chin-Lung Cheng, Yan-Chiao Mao, Po-Yu Liu, Liao-Chun Chiang, Shu-Chen Liao, Chen-Chang Yang
BACKGROUND: Deinagkistrodon acutus envenomation is associated with severe hematological and wound complications but is rarely described. CASE PRESENTATION: Herein, we report three cases of victims bitten by D. acutus and indicate that rapid-onset severe coagulopathy and thrombocytopenia are distinct features of D. acutus snakebite, which are not observed in other crotaline snakebites (i.e., Trimeresurus stejnegeri and Protobothrops mucrosquamatus) in Taiwan. The toxic effects could occur as early as 2 to 3 h following D...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344444/distribution-of-platelet-rich-plasma-after-ultrasound-guided-injection-for-chronic-elbow-tendinopathies
#18
Gi-Young Park, Dong Rak Kwon, Hee Kyung Cho, Jinyoung Park, Jung Hyun Park
Characteristics of the spreads of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are not widely known despite commonly use. This study aims to evaluate whether PRP stays within the injected area by using ultrasonography, to improve understanding of the spreads of intratendinous injected PRP. Thirty-nine patients (15 males, 24 females; mean age, 49.3 years), who had symptoms on their elbows (> 6 months) and diagnosed as lateral (25 elbows) or medial (14 elbows) tendinopathies of elbow, were included. The severity of tendon pathology was assessed by ultrasonography as tear or no tear...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344423/anti-platelet-factor-4-heparin-antibody-plays-a-significant-role-in-progression-of-arterial-stiffness-among-hemodialysis-patients
#19
Chieh Kuo, Chiang-Chin Tsai, Chien-An Chen, Yueh-Feng Tsai, Yen-Hsun Chen
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is a determinant of cardiovascular disease in end stage renal disease. Hemodialysis patients may develop anti-platelet factor 4/heparin antibody (PF4-H Ab) because of heparin treatment in dialysis. We tested whether PF4-H Ab was associated with progression of arterial stiffness in a 3-year follow-up. METHODS: We enrolled 74 hemodialysis patients and studied their clinical, biochemical and arterial stiffness measurement with brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) over 3 years...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344060/basal-cd34-cell-count-predicts-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-mobilization-in-healthy-donors-after-administration-of-g-csf-a-longitudinal-prospective-observational-single-center-cohort-study
#20
Massimo Martino, Mercedes Gori, Annalisa Pitino, Massimo Gentile, Antonia Dattola, Antonella Pontari, Ernesto Vigna, Tiziana Moscato, Anna Grazia Recchia, Santina Barilla', Giovanni Tripepi, Fortunato Morabito
A longitudinal, prospective, observational, single-center, cohort study on healthy donors (HDs) was designed to identify predictors of CD34+ cells on day 5 with emphasis on the predictive value of the basal CD34+ cell count. As potential predictors of mobilization, age, sex, body weight, height, blood volume as well as white blood cell count, peripheral blood (PB) mononuclear cells, platelet count, hematocrit, and hemoglobin levels were considered. Two different evaluations of CD34+ cell counts were determined for each donor: baseline (before granulocyte colony-stimulating factor [G-CSF] administration) and in PB after G-CSF administration on the morning of the fifth day (day 5)...
March 24, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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