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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732065/direct-targets-of-pstat5-signalling-in-erythropoiesis
#1
Kevin R Gillinder, Hugh Tuckey, Charles C Bell, Graham W Magor, Stephen Huang, Melissa D Ilsley, Andrew C Perkins
Erythropoietin (EPO) acts through the dimeric erythropoietin receptor to stimulate proliferation, survival, differentiation and enucleation of erythroid progenitor cells. We undertook two complimentary approaches to find EPO-dependent pSTAT5 target genes in murine erythroid cells: RNA-seq of newly transcribed (4sU-labelled) RNA, and ChIP-seq for pSTAT5 30 minutes after EPO stimulation. We found 302 pSTAT5-occupied sites: ~15% of these reside in promoters while the rest reside within intronic enhancers or intergenic regions, some >100kb from the nearest TSS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731176/hypotonic-contrast-media-is-more-toxic-than-isotonic-contrast-media-on-endothelial-cells-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#2
Lihui Ren, Ping Wang, Zuoyan Wang, Yong Liu, Shuzheng Lv
The aim of the current study was to investigate the cytotoxic effects of hypotonic (iopamidol) and isotonic (iodixanol) contract media (CMs) in vitro and in vivo. A total of 60 Wistar rats were included and were randomly divided into three groups (20 rats per group). Iodixanol (4 g iodine/kg), iopamidol (4 g iodine/kg) or equal volume of normal saline was injected via tail vein. HUVEC and H5V cell viability was determined by Cell Counting Kit‑8 agents. Western blotting was performed to detect ATP‑binding cassette subfamily G member 1 (ABCG1) expression...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729892/reversible-charge-trapping-in-bis-carbazole-diimide-redox-polymers-with-complete-luminescence-quenching-enabling-nondestructive-read-out-by-resonance-raman-spectroscopy
#3
Luuk Kortekaas, Federico Lancia, Jorn D Steen, Wesley R Browne
The coupling of substituted carbazole compounds through carbon-carbon bond formation upon one-electron oxidation is shown to be a highly versatile approach to the formation of redox polymer films. Although the polymerization of single carbazole units has been proposed earlier, we show that by tethering pairs of carbazoles double sequential dimerization allows for facile formation of redox polymer films with fine control over film thickness. We show that the design of the monomers and in particular the bridging units is key to polymer formation, with the diaminobenzene motif proving advantageous, in terms of the matching to the redox potentials of the monomer and polymer film and thereby avoiding limitations in film thickness (autoinsulation), but introduces unacceptable instability due to the intrinsic redox activity of this moiety...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728851/predictors-of-incident-heart-failure-in-patients-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-lipid-heart-failure-risk-prediction-model
#4
Andrea Driscoll, Elizabeth H Barnes, Stefan Blankenberg, David M Colquhoun, David Hunt, Paul J Nestel, Ralph A Stewart, Malcolm J West, Harvey D White, John Simes, Andrew Tonkin
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease is a major cause of heart failure. Availability of risk-prediction models that include both clinical parameters and biomarkers is limited. We aimed to develop such a model for prediction of incident heart failure. METHODS: A multivariable risk-factor model was developed for prediction of first occurrence of heart failure death or hospitalization. A simplified risk score was derived that enabled subjects to be grouped into categories of 5-year risk varying from <5% to >20%...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728510/serum-level-of-anti-%C3%AE-enolase-antibody-in-untreated-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-correlates-with-24-hour-urine-protein-and-d-dimer
#5
M Li, J Li, J Wang, Y Li, P Yang
Objective The objective of this report is to evaluate the prevalence and clinico-serological correlations of anti-α-enolase antibody (Ab) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods Thirty-two untreated patients with SLE and 20 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were evaluated by rheumatologic examinations. The serum levels of anti-α-enolase Ab were measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Clinical, biochemical and serological markers of disease activity were measured by standard laboratory procedure...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727638/exertional-and-crossfit-induced-rhabdomyolysis
#6
Michelle Meyer, Sneha Sundaram, Ingeborg Schafhalter-Zoppoth
Few publications of exercise-induced rhabomyolysis currently exist in the medical literature besides case reports. However, this condition can be severe, resulting in hospitalization and IV fluid administration to prevent serious sequelae. This report describes a case of exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis caused by a CrossFit workout. A 31-year-old female presented with 2 days of bilateral upper extremity pain and soreness, which began 2 days after she completed a CrossFit workout. Workup revealed an elevated creatine phosphokinase (CPK) of 18 441 U/L, consistent with exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis, and elevated liver function tests and elevated D-dimer, although her renal function was normal...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726935/strength-character-and-directionality-of-halogen-bonds-involving-cationic-halogen-bond-donors
#7
Kevin E Riley, Khanh-An Tran
Halogen bonds involving cationic halogen bond donors and anionic halogen bond acceptors have recently been recognized as being important in stabilizing the crystal structures of many salts. Theoretical characterization of these types of interactions, most importantly in terms of their directionality, has been limited. Here we generate high-quality symmetry adapted perturbation theory potential energy curves of a H3N-C[triple bond, length as m-dash]C-Br(+)Cl(-) model system in order to characterize halogen bonds involving charged species, in terms of contributions from electrostatics, exchange, induction, and dispersion, with special emphasis on analyzing contributions that are most responsible for the directionality of these interactions...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726414/citrifurans-a-d-four-dimeric-aromatic-polyketides-with-new-carbon-skeletons-from-the-fungus-aspergillus-sp
#8
Guo-Ping Yin, Ya-Rong Wu, Ming-Hua Yang, Tian-Xiao Li, Xiao-Bing Wang, Miao-Miao Zhou, Jian-Li Lei, Ling-Yi Kong
Citrifurans A-D (1-4), metabolized by an Aspergillus sp., are unusual dimers of azaphilone and furanone derivatives. Michael addition was thought to be the pivotal procedure in their biosynthesis, and different addition sites generated two new different carbon skeletons. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic methods, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, chemical conversion, and electronic circular dichroism analyses. Compounds 1-3 showed moderate inhibitory activities against LPS-induced NO production in RAW 264...
July 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724971/computational-design-of-a-symmetrical-%C3%AE-trefoil-lectin-with-cancer-cell-binding-activity
#9
Daiki Terada, Arnout R D Voet, Hiroki Noguchi, Kenichi Kamata, Mio Ohki, Christine Addy, Yuki Fujii, Daiki Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Ozeki, Jeremy R H Tame, Kam Y J Zhang
Computational protein design has advanced very rapidly over the last decade, but there remain few examples of artificial proteins with direct medical applications. This study describes a new artificial β-trefoil lectin that recognises Burkitt's lymphoma cells, and which was designed with the intention of finding a basis for novel cancer treatments or diagnostics. The new protein, called "Mitsuba", is based on the structure of the natural shellfish lectin MytiLec-1, a member of a small lectin family that uses unique sequence motifs to bind α-D-galactose...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723212/engineering-recombinant-protein-sensors-for-quantifying-histone-acetylation
#10
Oscar F Sanchez, Agnes Mendonca, Ana D Carneiro, Chongli Yuan
H3K14ac (acetylation of lysine 14 of histone H3) is one of the most important epigentic modifications. Aberrant changes in H3K14ac have been associated with various diseases, including cancers and neurological disorders. Tools that enable detection and quantification of H3K14ac levels in cell extracts and in situ are thus of critical importance to reveal its role in various biological processes. Current detection techniques of specific histone modifications, however, are constrained by tedious sample pretreatments, lack of quantitative accuracy, and reliance on high quality antibodies...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722092/-predictive-factors-of-intestinal-necrosis-in-acute-mesenteric-vascular-occlusive-diseases
#11
Dafang Liu, Yingjiang Ye, Qiwei Xie, Mujun Yin, Xiaodong Yang, Bin Liang, Shan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive factors of intestinal necrosis in acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases and its significance for the timing of exploratory laparotomy. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 63 patients diagnosed as acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases at Peking University People's Hospital between July 1995 and June 2015. Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used to identify predictive factors for intestinal necrosis...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721832/biomarkers-associated-with-bleeding-risk-in-the-setting-of-atrial-fibrillation
#12
Skevos Sideris, Stefanos Archontakis, George Latsios, George Lazaros, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Manolis Vavuranakis, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Konstantinos Gatzoulis, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Background Prevention of thromboembolic disease, mainly stroke, with oral anticoagulants remains a major therapeutic goal in patients with atrial fibrillation. Unfortunately, despite the high efficacy, anticoagulant therapy is associated with a significant risk of, frequently catastrophic, hemorrhagic complications. Among different clinical and laboratory parameters related to an increased risk of bleeding, several biological markers have been recognized and various risk scores for bleeding have been developed...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721825/biomarkers-associated-with-stroke-risk-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Adam Ioannou, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Debbie Falconer, Onkar Rehal, Emma Sewart, Effimia Zacharia, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Gerasimos Siasos, Constantinos Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Atrial fibrillation is associated with increased risk for cardioembolic stroke. The risk of cardioembolism is not adequately reduced with the administration of oral anticoagulants, since a number of patients continue to experience thromboembolic events despite receiving anti-thrombotic treatment. Several biomarkers have been proposed to predict cardioembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Some of them are already used in the clinical practice, such as D-Dimers, Troponin and brain natriuretic peptide...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720601/a-case-of-progressive-orthopnoea-and-shoulder-pain-secondary-to-bilateral-diaphragmatic-paralysis
#14
Anna Herbert, Waseem Asrar Khan, Salem Madi
A 45-year-old man with a raised body mass index presented with an acute history of right lower chest pain and increasing breathlessness. C reactive protein, D dimer and cardiac echocardiography were negative, with mild bibasal atelectasis the only positive reported finding from erect chest X-ray and CT pulmonary angiogram. He was discharged with antibiotics for a chest infection. He remained severely breathless and was referred to the sleep-related breathing disorders clinic. He described shoulder pain, daytime tiredness and sleeping upright due to a ââ'¬Ëœsuffocatingââ'¬â"¢ sensation...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717931/noncovalent-halogen-bonding-as-a-mechanism-for-gas-phase-clustering
#15
Christina Wegeberg, William A Donald, Christine J McKenzie
Gas-phase clustering of nonionizable iodylbenzene (PhIO2) is attributed to supramolecular halogen bonding. Electrospray ionization results in the formation of ions of proton-charged and preferably sodium-charged clusters assignable to [H(PhIO2) n ](+), n = 1-7; [Na(PhIO2) n ](+), n = 1-6; [Na2(PhIO2) n ](2+), n = 7-20; [HNa(PhIO2) n ](2+), n = 6-19; [HNa2(PhIO2) n ](3+), n = 15-30; and [Na3(PhIO2) n ](3+), n = 14-30. The largest cluster detected has a supramolecular mass of 7147 Da. Electronic structure calculations using the M06-2X functional with the 6-311++G(d,p) basis set for C, H, and O, and LANL2DZ basis set for I and Na predict 298 K binding enthalpies for the protonated and sodiated iodylbenzene dimers and trimers are greater than 180 kJ/mol...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714510/radical-reactions-of-diamine-bis-phenolate-vanadium-iii-complexes-solid-state-binding-of-o2-to-form-a-vanadium-v-peroxo-complex
#16
Sónia Barroso, Ana M Coelho, Pedro Adão, Maria José Calhorda, Ana M Martins
[VCl3(THF)3] reacted with the sodium salt of a tripodal diamine bisphenolate ligand precursor Na2L2 to give a paramagnetic d(2) complex [V(L2)Cl] (2). The reaction of 2 with oxygen is strongly dependent on the experimental conditions, affording [VO(L2)Cl] (6) or [V(η(2)-O2)(L2)Cl] (7). The formation of 7 involves the direct addition of O2 to V(iii) in the solid state with oxidation to V(v) without significantly disturbing the structure of 2. DFT calculations showed that compound 7 is an intermediate in the formation of 6 from 2...
July 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713869/association-of-anisocytosis-with-markers-of-immune-activation-and-exhaustion-in-treated-hiv
#17
Sadeer G Al-Kindi, David A Zidar, Grace A McComsey, Chris T Longenecker
BACKGROUND: Treated HIV infection is associated with heightened inflammation which can contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have previously shown that anisocytosis, as measured by red cell distribution width (RDW), is independently associated with prevalent CVD in people living with HIV (PLHIV). In this study, we sought to identify immune correlates of RDW in PLHIV receiving antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of 147 virally-suppressed PLHIV, who had LDL < 130 mg/dL and evidence of heightened inflammation, in a randomized trial of statin therapy...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713823/intracardiac-hemostasis-and-fibrinolysis-parameters-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Noémi Klára Tóth, Zoltán Csanádi, Orsolya Hajas, Alexandra Kiss, Edina Nagy-Baló, Kitti Bernadett Kovács, Ferenc Sarkady, László Muszbek, Zsuzsanna Bereczky, László Csiba, Zsuzsa Bagoly
AIMS: To identify intracardiac hemostasis or fibrinolysis abnormalities, which are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and increase the risk of thromboembolism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patient group consisted of 24 patients with AF and control group included 14 individuals with other supraventricular tachycardia undergoing transcatheter radiofrequency ablation. Blood samples were drawn from the femoral vein (FV), left atrium (LA), and left atrial appendage (LAA) before the ablation procedure...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712423/anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-three-months-after-myocardial-infarction-association-with-markers-of-coagulation-and-the-relevance-of-age
#19
Franziska Geiser, Anne Sarah Urbach, Ursula Harbrecht, Rupert Conrad, Bernd Pötzsch, Nele Amann, Katharina Kiesewetter, Alexandra Sieke, Kyra Wolffs, Dirk Skowasch
OBJECTIVE: Anxiety and depression are associated with an activation of coagulation and an impairment of fibrinolysis, which may contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk associated with the two disorders. However, very few studies have examined the impact of psychological distress on coagulation factors in coronary artery disease patients. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between anxiety/depression and factors of coagulation and fibrinolysis in patients who had suffered an acute MI three months prior...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711781/the-nature-of-hydrogen-bonding-interactions-in-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-revealed-by-polarized-ir-spectroscopy
#20
Barbara Hachuła
The influence of hydrogen-bonding interactions in the solid phase on the IR spectroscopic pattern of the νOH band of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was studied experimentally by IR spectroscopy with the use of polarized light at two temperatures (293K and 77K) and in isotopic dilution. The neat and deuterated crystals of (S)-naproxen ((S)-NPX), (R)-flurbiprofen ((R)-FBP), (RS)-flurbiprofen ((RS)-FBP) and (RS)-ketoprofen ((RS)-KTP) were obtained by melt crystallization between the two squeezed CaF2 plates...
July 9, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
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