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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749426/a-novel-perspective-on-the-apom-s1p-axis-highlighting-the-metabolism-of-apom-and-its-role-in-liver-fibrosis-and-neuroinflammation
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REVIEW
Stefan Hajny, Christina Christoffersen
Hepatocytes, renal proximal tubule cells as well as the highly specialized endothelium of the blood brain barrier (BBB) express and secrete apolipoprotein M (apoM). ApoM is a typical lipocalin containing a hydrophobic binding pocket predominantly carrying Sphingosine-1-Phosphate (S1P). The small signaling molecule S1P is associated with several physiological as well as pathological pathways whereas the role of apoM is less explored. Hepatic apoM acts as a chaperone to transport S1P through the circulation and kidney derived apoM seems to play a role in S1P recovery to prevent urinal loss...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749412/multi-targeting-andrographolide-a-novel-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibitor-as-a-potential-therapeutic-agent-for-stroke
#2
REVIEW
Chih-Hao Yang, Ting-Lin Yen, Chia-Yuan Hsu, Philip-Aloysius Thomas, Joen-Rong Sheu, Thanasekaran Jayakumar
A key focus in the field of drug discovery has been motivated by the neuroprotection of natural compounds. Cerebral ischemia is a multifaceted pathological process with a series of mechanisms, and a perspective for the development of neuroprotectants from traditional herbal medicine or natural products is a promising treatment for this disease. Natural compounds with the effects of anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation, anti-apoptosis, and neurofunctional regulation exhibit therapeutic effects on experimental ischemic brain injury...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749326/pneumococcal-neuraminidase-activates-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling
#3
Nina Gratz, Lip Nam Loh, Beth Mann, Geli Gao, Robert Carter, Jason Rosch, Elaine I Tuomanen
Neuraminidase A (NanA) is an important virulence factor that is anchored to the pneumococcal cell wall and cleaves sialic acid on host substrates. We noted that a secreted allele of NanA was over-represented in invasive pneumococcal isolates and promoted the development of meningitis when swapped into the genome of non-meningitis isolates replacing cell wall-anchored NanA. Both forms of recombinant NanA directly activated transforming growth factor (TGF)-β, increased SMAD signalling and promoted loss of endothelial tight junction ZO-1...
July 28, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749137/identification-of-antiangiogenic-potential-and-cellular-mechanisms-of-napyradiomycin-a1-isolated-from-the-marine-derived-streptomyces-sp-yp127
#4
Ji Sun Hwang, Geum Jin Kim, Hyun Gyu Choi, Min Cheol Kim, Dongyup Hahn, Joo-Won Nam, Sang-Jip Nam, Hak Choel Kwon, Jungwook Chin, Sung Jin Cho, Hayoung Hwang, Hyukjae Choi
Angiogenesis is the process of new blood vessel formation. Excessive angiogenesis is a critical factor in the progression of cancer, macular degeneration, and other chronic inflammatory diseases. When investigating the effects of crude extracts of cultured marine microorganisms, an extract of the cultured Streptomyces sp. YP127 strain was found to inhibit human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) tube formation. Bioassay-guided fractionation and spectroscopic data analyses led to the identification of napyradiomycin A1 (1) as an antiangiogenic component of the extract...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749108/snp-and-haplotype-analysis-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-gene-in-lung-cancer-patients-of-kashmir
#5
Niyaz A Naikoo, Dil Afroze, Roohi Rasool, Sonaullah Shah, A G Ahangar, Imtiyaz A Bhat, Iqbal Qasim, Mushtaq A Siddiqi, Zafar A Shah
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a major mediator of angiogenesis involving tumor growth and metastasis. In this large case-control study, we investigated whether functional polymorphisms (+405C>G, +936C>T) in the VEGF gene are associated with the risk of lung cancer. The study investigates the association between variants of VEGF gene and lung cancer. We performed single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), haplotype and linkage disequilibrium studies on 100 patients and 128 healthy controls with 2 SNPs in the VEGF gene...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749067/haemolysis-in-haemodialysis
#6
REVIEW
Dhakshayini Tharmaraj, Peter G Kerr
Haemolysis in haemodialysis, although rare in current times, is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. As such prompt recognition, treatment, analysis of root cause and correction of underlying causative factors is crucial. Dialysate, extracorporeal circuit and patient related factors all contribute to haemolysis risk. Haemolysis can manifest with non-specific signs and symptoms including but not restricted to hypertension, nausea, pain (abdominal, chest, back) and dyspnoea. It may present acutely during the dialysis session or may take a protracted course...
July 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748970/lane-s-type-pseudosarcoma-of-glans-penis
#7
M Filotico, R Filotico
We herein present a rare case of polypoid "pseudosarcomatous lesion" of the glans penis, associated with in situ or mini-invasive squamous carcinoma. These lesions, described by Lane, in the upper aerodigestive tract, can rarely occur elsewhere. Immunohistochemistry is crucial for a correct diagnostic interpretation, confirming that the aytpical cells are components (fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, endothelial) of granulation tissue.
June 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748894/collagenofibrotic-collagen-type-iii-glomerulopathy-in-association-with-diabetic-nephropathy
#8
Khaled O Alsaad, Burhan Edrees, Khawla A Rahim, Abdulkareem Alanazi, Muawia Ahmad, Noura Aloudah
Collagenofìbrotic (collagen type III) glomerulopathy (CG) is a rare nonimmune-mediated glomerular disease. It is characterized by massive deposition of organized collagen type III fibers, which is localized in the mesangial and subendothelial glomerular areas and associated with increased serum levels of procollagen type III peptide. Association with systemic diseases and malignancies is extremely rare. Herein, we present a case of a nine-year-old girl, known case of type I diabetes mellitus, who presented with fever, nephrotic range proteinuria, generalized edema, and hypertension...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748755/biotin-and-glutathione-targeting-of-solid-nanoparticles-to-cross-human-brain-endothelial-cells
#9
Szilvia Veszelka, Mária Mészáros, Lóránd Kiss, Zoltán Kóta, Tibor Páli, Zsófia Hoyk, Zsolt Bozsó, Lívia Fülöp, András Tóth, Gábor Rákhely, Mária A Deli
Background The blood-brain barrier restricts drug penetration to the central nervous system. Targeted nanocarriers are new potential tools to increase the brain entry of drugs. Ligands of endogenous transporters of the blood-brain barrier can be used as targeting vectors for brain delivery of nanoparticles. Objective We tested biotin-labeled solid nanoparticles for the first time and compared to biotinylated glutathione-labeled nanoparticles in brain endothelial cells. Method Neutravidin coated fluorescent polystyrene nanoparticles were derivatized with biotin and biotinylated glutathione...
July 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748694/bilayered-nanoparticles-with-sequential-release-of-vegf-gene-and-paclitaxel-for-restenosis-inhibition-in-atherosclerosis
#10
Xiaowei Zhu, Hongzhi Xie, Xiaoyu Liang, Xuanling Li, Jianwei Duan, Yongxia Chen, Ziying Yang, Chao Liu, Cuiwei Wang, Hailing Zhang, Quan Fang, Hongfan Sun, Chen Li, Yongjun Li, Chun Wang, Cunxian Song, Yong Zeng, Jing Yang
Complete re-endothelialization followed by inhibition of smooth muscle cell proliferation is considered an effective therapeutic option to prevent restenosis. We have designed poly(lactide-co-glycolide)-loaded bilayered nanoparticles (NPs) with the ability to sequentially release VEGF-encoding plasmids from the outer layer and paclitaxel (PTX) from the core to promote endothelial regeneration while also prevent restenosis. Comparing with conventional NPs, which release VEGF plasmid and PTX simultaneously, we expect that the bilayered NPs could release the VEGF plasmid more rapidly followed by a delayed release of PTX, resulting in efficient VEGF gene transfection, which ideally could promote re-endothelialization while inhibit excessive smooth muscle cell growth...
July 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748596/concise-review-stem-cells-for-corneal-wound-healing
#11
REVIEW
Mehrnoosh Saghizadeh, Andrei A Kramerov, Clive N Svendsen, Alexander V Ljubimov
Corneal wound healing is a complex process that occurs in response to various injuries and commonly used refractive surgery. It is a significant clinical problem, which may lead to serious complications due to either incomplete (epithelial) or excessive (stromal) healing. Epithelial stem cells clearly play a role in this process, whereas the contribution of stromal and endothelial progenitors is less well studied. The available evidence on stem cell participation in corneal wound healing is reviewed, together with the data on the use of corneal and non-corneal stem cells to facilitate this process in diseased or postsurgical conditions...
July 26, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748482/morphological-analysis-of-biocompatibility-of-autologous-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cells-with-synthetic-polyethylene-terephthalate-scaffold
#12
I V Gilevich, I S Polyakov, V A Porkhanov, V P Chekhonin
We studied the properties of a tissue-engineered trachea consisting of a polyethylene terephthalate scaffold populated with autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells. The tissue-engineered constructs were obtained before surgery, during the postoperative period, and during autopsy. Cytomorphological analysis during the postoperative period showed the presence of mesenchymal stem cells on the inner surface of the implant on day 3 after surgery and cells of the respiratory epithelium on day 10-14. In autopsy samples, single epithelial cells, endothelial cells, and basal cells were found...
July 26, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748411/the-role-of-von-willebrand-factor-in-thrombotic-microangiopathy
#13
REVIEW
Damien G Noone, Magdalena Riedl, Christoph Licht
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is caused by thrombus formation in the microvasculature. The disease spectrum of TMA includes, amongst others, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS). TTP is caused by defective cleavage of von Willebrand factor (VWF), whereas aHUS is caused by overshooting complement activation and subsequent endothelial cell (EC) injury. Despite their distinct pathophysiology, the clinical manifestation of TTP and aHUS consisting of microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and thrombocytopenia is often similar and difficult to distinguish...
July 26, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748188/arterial-stiffness-in-symptomatic-smokers-with-normal-lung-function
#14
Nicola Scichilone, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Carlo Maida, Alida Benfante, Jessica Peluso, Anna Cirrincione, Valerio Vassallo, Antonio Pinto
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction index are validated surrogate cardiovascular markers and are increased in subjects with COPD. We tested whether increased arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction occur in symptomatic smokers with no evidence of bronchial obstruction. Clinical and lung functional assessments were conducted in smoker subjects with chronic respiratory symptoms and in COPD patients...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747756/combinatorial-extracellular-matrix-microenvironments-for-probing-endothelial-differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#15
Luqia Hou, Joseph J Kim, Maureen Wanjare, Bhagat Patlolla, John Coller, Vanita Natu, Trevor J Hastie, Ngan F Huang
Endothelial cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells are a promising cell type for enhancing angiogenesis in ischemic cardiovascular tissues. However, our understanding of microenvironmental factors that modulate the process of endothelial differentiation is limited. We examined the role of combinatorial extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins on endothelial differentiation systematically using an arrayed microscale platform. Human pluripotent stem cells were differentiated on the arrayed ECM microenvironments for 5 days...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747628/the-anti-cancer-effects-of-itraconazole-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#16
Chel Hun Choi, Ji-Yoon Ryu, Young-Jae Cho, Hye-Kyung Jeon, Jung-Joo Choi, Kris Ylaya, Yoo-Young Lee, Tae-Joong Kim, Joon-Yong Chung, Stephen M Hewitt, Byoung-Gie Kim, Duk-Soo Bae, Jeong-Won Lee
We assessed the anti-proliferative activity of itraconazole using an EOC cell line (SKOV3ip1) and endothelial cell lines (HUVEC & SVEC4-10). We also examined angiogenesis (VEGFR2, p-ERK, p-PLCr1/2), hedgehog (Gli1, Ptch1, SMO), and mTOR (pS6K1) signaling pathways to determine the mechanism of action of itraconazole. Furthermore, we evaluated the synergistic effects of itraconazole and paclitaxel using orthotopic mouse models with established EOC cells (SKOV3ip1 or HeyA8) as well as patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747621/evaluation-of-biomechanical-changes-in-myopia-patients-with-unsatisfactory-corneas-after-femto-second-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-fs-lasik-concurrent-with-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-using-corvis-st-two-year-follow-up-results
#17
Weiwei Xu, Ye Tao, Liqiang Wang, Yifei Huang
BACKGROUND Some myopia patients with unsatisfactory corneas consider corneal refractive surgery for different reasons. Accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking (ACXL) is an effective method to enhance the resistance of the cornea. The present investigation was designed to evaluate the changes of biomechanical properties in patients with myopia and thin corneas after femtosecond-laser in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK) concurrent with ACXL. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective study was designed. A total of 22 eyes of 11 myopia astigmatism patients with unsatisfactory corneas were enrolled...
July 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747549/inhibitory-effect-of-caveolin-1-in-vascular-endothelial-cells-pericytes-and-smooth-muscle-cells
#18
Hongping Xu, Liwei Zhang, Wei Chen, Jiazhou Xu, Ruting Zhang, Ran Liu, Lan Zhou, Wenjie Hu, Rong Ju, Chunsik Lee, Weisi Lu, Anil Kumar, Xuri Li, Zhongshu Tang
Caveolin-1 (Cav1) is the principle structural protein of caveolae. It plays important roles in the vascular system under both physiological and pathological conditions. Although Cav1 has been shown to inhibit microvascular permeability and has been considered as a tumor-suppressor for years, the underlying cellular mechanism has yet to be discovered. Here, we systematically investigated Cav1 functions in the main types of vascular cells, including endothelial cells (ECs), pericytes (PCs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs)...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747336/an-innovative-intermittent-hypoxia-model-in-cell-cultures-allowing-fast-po2-oscillations-with-minimal-gas-consumption
#19
Mélanie Minoves, Jessica Morand, Frédéric Perriot, Morgane Chatard, Brigitte Gonthier, Emeline Lemarié, Jean-Baptiste Menut, Jan Polak, Jean-Louis Pepin, Diane Godin-Ribuot, Anne Briancon-Marjollet
Performing hypoxia-reoxygenation cycles in cell culture with a cycle duration accurately reflecting what occurs in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients is a difficult but crucial technical challenge. Our goal was to develop a novel device to expose multiple cell culture dishes to intermittent hypoxia (IH) cycles relevant to OSA with limited gas consumption. With gas flows as low as 200 mL/min, our combination of plate holders with gas-permeable cultureware generates rapid normoxia-hypoxia cycles. Cycles alternating 1 minute at 20% O2 followed by 1 minute at 2% O2 result in pO2 values ranging from 124 to 44mmHg...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747334/pedf-expression-affects-retinal-endothelial-cell-pro-angiogenic-properties-through-alterations-in-cell-adhesive-mechanisms
#20
Juliana Falero-Perez, SunYoung Park, Christine M Sorenson, Nader Sheibani
Pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF) is an endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis. Although various ocular cell types including retinal endothelial cells (EC) produce PEDF, we know very little about cell autonomous effects of PEDF in these cell types. Here we determined how PEDF expression affects retinal EC proangiogenic properties. Retinal EC were prepared from wild type (PEDF+/+) and PEDF-deficient (PEDF-/-) mice. The identity of EC was confirmed by staining for specific markers including VE-cadherin, CD31, and B4-lectin...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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